Hiram James Barry

Settler of township lots: North half Lot 24, Conc. 6, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within the North half of this lot which runs east of from Dawson Road.

Land acquisition: 1902 from Peter Frederick Dawson; 1906 to Harry [George Henry] Barry; 1917 to Milton L Dawson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 122).

Other land:

  • Lot 26, Conc. 6, Stanhope: 1902 from Warden & Treasurer; 1921 to William H Thompson from Samuel Redner. 1924 to Wilbert Ray Barry all 100 acres; 1930 to Isaac W Boice. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 132)

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: H J Barry, Maple Lake
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Hiram Barry, farmer, Lots 24 & 26, Conc. 6
  • 1906 Married: Sherborne
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Hy Barry, Maple Lake
  • 1907 Birth of Son Arvine Remey Barry (1907–1971) Dorset
  • 1935 Stanhope List of Electors: James, retired, & Mrs James Barry, Maple Lake
  • 1942 Death: Dorset

Interesting facts: 

The first car to traverse the Bobcaygeon Road southward from Dorset around 1909 was a product of Henry Ford's workshop fitted with carbide lamps and four solid rubber tires. It was owned and driven by Hiram Barry who carried planks to bridge the worst sports. Unaided, he reached the home of his father, George Barry, in Guilford Township. Hiram Barry's wife, the late Hattie Remey, kept a careful record of events relating to Dorset's past which should prove helpful to local historians. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg.334

First landowner: 1883 Hugh McPhail

Preceding landowner: 1892 Peter Frederick Dawson

Succeeding landowner: 1906 Harry Barry

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Hiram James Barry, b. 22 Dec 1880, West Guilford, d. 10 Jul 1942, Dorset  (Age 61 years). Buried: Paint Lake Cemetery, Ridout, Muskoka, Ontario
    • George Bailey Barry, b. 30 Mar 1857, Dunnville,  d. 01 Jul 1926, Dysart, (Age 69 years)
    • Mary Jane Sawyer,  b. 01 Sep 1862, Ontario,  d. Dec 1924, Ontario, (Age 62 years)
  • Hattie Velos Nono Remey, b. 24 Sep 1885, Lot 5, Conc. 14, Sherborne d. 23 Oct 1957, Dorset  (Age 72 years)
  • Children:
    1. Arvine Remey Barry, b. 7 Apr 1907, Dorset, d. 1971 (Age 63 years)
    2. Kathleen Velos Barry, b. 28 May 1908, Dorset
    3. Elmer Barry, b. 28 Apr 1909, Ridout, Muskoka, d. 29 Apr 1909, Ridout, Muskoka, (Age 0 years)
    4. Helen Louise Barry, b. 22 Mar 1910, Dorset
    5. Evelyn Eileene Barry, b. 12 Jan 1912, Ridout, Muskoka

Photo 1: George Bailey Barry & his wife Mary Jane Sawyer. The three children in the photo are probably their first three children - Hiram, Rosey & Henry.

Photo 2: Sisters , Day of Mother's Funeral 1925. At Dorset (left to right) Ethel Berry, Hattie Barry, Charity Seeber and Ino Burk. Source: Ancestry.ca stephen026 originally shared this on 05 Jan 2013

Photo 3: Charles Burk, William Berry, Hiram Barry, John Remey, Dorset Ontario. Source: Ancestry.ca stephen026 originally shared this on 29 Dec 2011

Photo 4: Making Maple Syrup at Charles Burk's Sugar Bush. Late 1930's. Remey property near Otter Lake at Dorset, Ontario. Family Helping Left to Right: William Berry, Charles Burk, Hattie Barry, Ino Burk, Ethel Berry, Noreen Barry, Borden Berry and Melvin Berry. Source: Ancestry.ca stephen026 originally shared this on 03 Jan 2015