George Ransell Fader

Settler of township lots: Lots 8 & 9, Conc. 9, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the 100 acre Lot 9, Conc. 9 west of Halls Lake village

Land acquisition: 1905 George Fader purchased both lots from James Welch. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 34 & 36).

Other land:

  • North part Lot 31, Conc. 3, Stanhope: 1907 from George Morrison; 1938 to Cecil Cooper. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 476).
  • Lot 32, Conc. 4 (south of Hwy 118 opposite Ablett Court east of Busy Rd)

Dates of residency:

  • 1889 Marriage: Haliburton
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: George Fader, owner, Lots 8 & 9, Conc. 9
  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: both lots.
  • 1891 Birth of Son James Milton Fader (1891–1954) Haliburton,
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: Lot 9, Conc. 9 Boskung
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: George Fader, Boskung, Lot 9, Conc. 9
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: George & Phoebe Fader with 3 children & Ida Sawyer, servant at Lot 9, Conc. 9
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 8 & 9, Conc. 9
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: George Fader, Halls Lake, Lot 9, Conc. 9
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: George Fader, farmer, Lots 8 & 9, Conc. 9
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: George & Phoebe Fader with 6 children at Lot 23, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 32, Conc. 4 and Lots 31 (north part) & Lot 32, Conc. 3.
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 32, Conc. 4
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 32, Conc. 4
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 31 & 32, Conc. 2 and Lot 32, Conc. 4 with Phoebe
  • 1936 Death of Wife Phoebe Melinda Jones (1867–1936) Maple Lake
  • 1968 Death: Maple Lake

Interesting facts:

George Fader's father, Joseph, was one of five brothers who left their Dutch home near the German border to seek fortune in the new world. Some sources say he lived in Quebec before settling at Winchester, between Upper Canada Village and Ottawa, and marrying a Yankee-Irish girl. In 1883 the Fader family including 15 year old George travelled to Stanhope where they had bought the old Francis Jones farm; John Smith from the 30th line drove the Faders in from Haliburton on his wagon. In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 328

George Fader at 99 years old mixed mortar for John Billing, architect of St. Peter's Church. Of his work, Mr. Fader had this to say, "Billings was a perfectionist. Time meant nothing if the job was done right." Source: Ibid pg. 324

Preceding landowner: 1879 James Welch received 100 acres Free Grant from The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 8, Conc. 9: 1937 Thomas Jones for $100; 1955 Maurice Windsor for $110.
  • Lot 9, Conc. 9: 1931 Hugh M. Digman by tax deed for $325; 1931 Oscar Kret?

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • George Ransell Fader, b. 29 Nov 1869, Dundas, Ontario, d. 15 Oct 1968, Maple Lake, Stanhope,  (Age 98 years)
    Parents:
    • James Joseph Fader  b. 16 Sep 1839, Ontario, d. 10 Mar 1933, Stanhope, (Age 93 years)
    • Hannah Margaret Jones, b. 13 Jun 1845, Ontario, d. 18 Jan 1943, Maple Lake, (Age 97 years) Buried: Maple Lake United Church Cemetery
  • Family 1. Phoebe Melinda Jones  b. 29 Mar 1867, Stanhope, d. 11 Dec 1936, Stanhope, (Age 69 years). Cause of death: paralytic stroke, arterial sclerosis.
    Parents:
    • Thomas Jones, b. 10 Mar 1833, England d. 22 Feb 1917, Stanhope, (Age 83 years)
    • Catherine Elizabeth May, b. 9 Jun 1834, England d. 01 Jul 1911, Stanhope, (Age 77 years)
    Children:
    1. James Milton Fader, b. 23 Aug 1891, Stanhope, d. 17 Jun 1954 (Age 62 years)
    2. Alfred A Fader, b. 6 Mar 1894, Stanhope, d. 21 May 1977 (Age 83 years)
    3. Ruth Ladell Fader, b. 26 Sep 1896, Haliburton, d. 24 Jan 1948, Lindsay, (Age 51 years)
    4. Vera May Fader, b. 11 Mar 1902, Stanhope, d. 7 Jul 1991 (Age 89 years)
    5. Ellen Viola Fader, b. 10 Aug 1906, Maple Lake
    6. Violet Whilamine Fader, b. 19 May 1908, Maple Lake
  • Family 2. Mary Elizabeth Little, b. 1896, d. 13 Jan 1970 (Age 74 years)

Photo: George Fader & his wife Lizzie with Pat & Carolyn Harrison standing in front of their home, the former S.S. No. 2 Maple Lake. Source: Stanhope Museum / P. Marshall.

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