Hugh Alfred 'Fred' McPhail

Settler of township lots: Lot 29, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre Lot 29, Conc. 7 at the west end of Cameron Lake running north from Barry Line.

Land acquisition: This settler, as Frederick McPhail, received the South 50 acres of this lot from his brother, John McPhail, in 1896. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 159).

Other properties: 

  • Lot 20, Conc. 5, Stanhope: 1910 from Sarah Wessels (widow of Owen Wessels) for $200; 1937 sold to Gordon Roy McPhail. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 142). 

Dates of residency:

  • 1890 Marriage: Henrietta Archer (1871–1905) Stanhope
  • 1891 Birth of Son Percil McPhail (1891–) Haliburton
  • 1900 Death of Daughter Bertha Aveline McPhail at Lot 29, Conc. 7, Stanhope
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Fred A & Henrietta McPhail with 5 children at Lot 29, Conc. 7
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 29, Conc. 7, Stanhope - Fred H. McPhail
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Fred McPhail, farmer, Lot 29, Conc. 7
  • 1905 Death of wife Henryetta McPhail at Lot 29, Conc. 7, Stanhope
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Lot 20, Conc. 5, Stanhope - Frederick McPhail b. 1869 with sons Percy, Earle W, Arthur, Gordon & daughter Sophia
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 20, Conc. 5, Stanhope - Fred McPhail, farmer
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 20, Conc. 5, Stanhope - Fred McPhail
  • 1918  Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 20, Conc. 5, Stanhope - Fred McPhail

Interesting facts:

Fred McPhail was on the 1900 committee that merged the Maple Lake Church with the 21 member congregation at Pine Lake Church, both of which met in school houses, to build the frame Maple Lake Church at Clarke’s Corners. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg.  326

Preceding landowner:

  • 1882 Whitney W. Blott from The Crown
  • 1883 John McPhail (Hugh Alfred's brother)

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1910 George Woodcock South 50 acres for $300 listed on the 1911  and 1928 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1930 Mathias Barry South 50 acres for $300.

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Hugh Alfred McPhail, b. 27 Jul 1868, Northumberland, Ontario, d. 26 Oct 1943, Stanhope, (Age 75 years). Buried: Maple Lake Church Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Hugh McPhail, b. 15 Sep 1818, Scotland d. 5 Feb 1908, Stanhope, (Age 89 years)
    • Sarah Jane Wessels, b. 20 Jul 1820, Northumberland, Ontario, d. 21 Jan 1883, Haliburton, (Age 62 years)
  • Henrietta Archer, b. 27 Feb 1871, Fenelon Falls, d. 15 Oct 1905, Stanhope, (Age 34 years) COD: Catarrh of stomach 28 days
    Parents:
    • John Archer, b. 5 Dec 1847, Peterborough,   d. 23 Feb 1913, Toronto, (Age 65 years)
    • Rebecca Redner, b. 27 May 1850, Ameliasburgh, Ontario, d. 5 Oct 1911, Ridout, Muskoka, (Age 61 years)
  • Children:
    1. Percil McPhail, b. 6 Feb 1891, Stanhope
    2. Sophia Violetta McPhail, b. 6 May 1892, Stanhope, d. 14 Sep 1977, Stanhope, (Age 85 years)
    3. Charles Wesley McPhail, b. 24 Aug 1895, Stanhope, d. 13 Dec 1974  (Age 79 years)
    4. Bertha Avelina McPhail, b. 26 Jul 1898, Stanhope, d. 10 Mar 1900, Stanhope, (Age 1 years) COD: Dropsy
    5. Arthur McPhail, b. 27 Jul 1899, Stanhope, d. 19 Aug 1996, Stanhope,  (Age 97 years)
    6. Roy Gordon McPhail, b. 24 Jul 1904, Stanhope, d. 04 Feb 1988  (Age 83 years)

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