Settler of township lots: Lot 4, Conc. 1, Stanhope
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 78 acre irregular waterfront lot in the south bay of Kushog Lake (Kushog Marina area)
Land acquisition: 1928 from Jane Grey Stevens. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 34).
Dates of residency:
Jimmy Rivers played drums in the Orange Lodge fife and drum band. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 273
Died: 20 MAY 1937 • Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ontario
Gas Bacillus Infection as the result of a lumbering accident where he was caught in the Jack Ladder with resulting amputation of left foot and compound fracture of left femur.
Peterson's Corners Post Office - 1878 to 1931: The post office was located at the home of the current Postmaster, which was at most one mile from the junction of the Bobcaygeon and Peterson Roads.
James Stanley Rivers - Mar 1, 1928 to Mar 1931 at Lot 1, Conc. A, Stanhope - During Mr. Rivers' tenure, the Postal Inspector recommended closing the office to save the $100 annual salary since the office was of limited. Mr. Rivers appealed with a petition with 15 signatures to support him. A follow-up investigation showed that most of the petitioners collected their mail elsewhere, and that only three or four families used this office. Mr. Rivers then appealed to the local MP, and offered to do the job for the reduced rate of $40 per year. With the insistence of the MP, the closure was dropped until late in 1931.
The oldest cottage on Kushog Lake is said to have been on this property and was originally the dining room of the Gull River Lumber Company.
Photo: Rivers, James Stanley, Laura Elma & baby Jimmy. 2011 Zion Cemetery, Carnarvon. Inscription: RIVERS James Stanley 1894 - 1937 Laura Elma 1900 - 1963 Baby Jimmy 1943 Asleep in Jesus. Source: Ancestry.ca Myrna246 originally shared this on 16 May 2013