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).
Dates of residency:
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
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