James Cowen

Settler of township lots: Lot 17, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot between Hwy 35 and Hwy 118 opposite Anglesey Dr

Land acquisition: Lots 17 & 18, Conc. 1 from William Cowen in 1907. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 223 & 228).

Other land: Lot 17, Conc. 2 1875 from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 128).

Dates of residency: 

  • 1901 Census of Canada: as son of William Henry (1849-1908)
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: James Cowen with no family at Lot 17, Conc. 1
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 17 & 18 Conc. 1 and Lot 17, Conc. 2
  • 1911 and 1918 Stanhope Township Post Office Lists: Lot 17, Conc. 1
  • 1921 Birth of Daughter Doris Ann Cowen (1921–2014) West Guilford
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 17, 18 & 19, Conc. 1 & 2
  • 1930 Birth of Son Russel Cowen (1930–2011) Stanhope
  • 1935 Stanhope Voters List: James Cowan, farmer, Carnarvon
  • 1957 Death of Wife Gladys Cook (1896–1957) Carnarvon
  • 1968 Death: Minden

Interesting facts:

  • His father was William Henry Cowen (b. 1849)

Preceding landowner:

  • 1885 The Crown to Andrew Brown
  • 1885 William Henry Cowen (his father) for $70

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1955 William Raymond Cowen (James' son)
  • 1966 Brown Camps Limited
  • 1979 Millcreek Properties

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • James Cowen, b. 10 Dec 1879, Blairhampton d. 8 May 1968, Minden (Age 88 years). Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents: Grandson of William Cowen, b. Abt 1812, England
    • William Henry Cowen, b. 22 Jul 1849, England d. 6 Mar 1906, Stanhope, (Age 56 years)
    • Mary Howell, b. 20 Nov 1856, Hamilton, d. 1933  (Age 76 years)
  • Gladys Cook, b. Mar 1896, Maple Laked. 07 Nov 1957, Carnarvon. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
  • Children:
    1. James Frederick Cowen, b. 14 Dec 1916, Haliburton
    2. William Raymond Cowen  b. 5 Feb 1917, Ontario, d. 1 Jun 2001, Haliburton, Dysart, (Age 84 years)
    3. Ethel Marie Cowen, b. 13 Jun 1919, Stanhope, d. 24 Sep 1998 (Age 79 years)
     4. Doris Anna Cowen  b. 8 May 1921, West Guilford, d. 12 Oct 2014 (Age 93 years)
    5. Living
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    7. Delbert Lyle Cowen, b. 1927, Carnarvon, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 2001, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    8. George Alvin Cowen,   b. 1928,   d. 6 Mar 2008 (Age 80 years)
    9. Russell Enoch Cowen, b. 9 Jul 1930, Stanhope, d. 11 May 2011 (Age 80 years)
    10. Max Cowen

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