John Arthur Cooper

Settler of township lots: Lot 5, Conc. 5, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 50 acre waterfront lot on the north east shore of Green Lake running west from Kennisis Lake Road at West Guilford

Land acquisition: 1904 from George Henry Sims. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 63).

Other land:

  • Lot 4, Conc. 5, Guilford - 1931 from Mathias Dolman Barry; 1943 to Ross Sawyer, part. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 45)
  • Lot 11, Conc. 6, Guilford - 1912 from Richard Thomas Scott; 1945 to Herkles Barry. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 91)

Dates of residency:

  • 1891 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Son
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope / Page 3, Family 27.
  • 1908 Death of Daughter Elsie Cooper at Lot 6, Conc. 4, Guilford
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford - John & Mary Jane Cooper
  • 1921 Census of Canada, Guilford (Township), Victoria, Ontario; Page Number: 5.
  • 1965 Death: Maple Lake

Interesting facts: See Mary Jane Cooper's obituary below. Very interesting reading.

Preceding landowner:

  • The C .L. & C. Co from The Crown
  • 1882 Benjamin Wessels
  • 1899 William Powell
  • 1903 George Henry Sims

Succeeding landowner: 1940 Trevor Cooper, his son

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Arthur Cooper, b. 9 Jul 1879, Boshkung Lake, d. 22 Jul 1965, Maple Lake, (Age 85 years)
    Parents:
    • William Cooper, b. 29 Sep 1843,  England d. 22 May 1926, Stanhope, (Age 82 years)
    • Fanny Sims,   b. 7 Apr 1843, England d. 29 Sep 1923, Stanhope, (Age 80 years)
  • Mary Jane Bird, b. 12 Mar 1887, Guilford Twp,  d. 05 May 1977, West Guilford, (Age 90 years) See obituary below
    Parents:
    • John Henry Bird, b. Abt 1857, Ontario
    • Hannah Craig, b. Apr 1851, Simcoe, d. 19 Aug 1926, Dysart (Age ~ 75 years)
  • Children:
    1. Elsie Muriel Cooper, b. 10 Aug 1908, West Guilford, d. 24 Dec 1908, West Guilford, (Age 0 years) COD: Probably bronchitis, pneumonia
    2. Jennie Leona Cooper, b. 7 Feb 1911, West Guilford, d. Dec 1962, Lindsay, (Age 51 years)
    3. Geniveve Lorna Cooper, b. 7 Feb 1911, West Guilford, d. 24 Aug 2002  (Age 91 years)
    4. Trevor W J Cooper, b. Abt 1913, Ontario, d. 27 Aug 1990  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
    5. James Bird Cooper, b. 16 Oct 1919, Ontario, d. 3 Aug 2000  (Age 80 years)
    6. Living

Photo: John and Jane Cooper Wedding Day. Source: Ancestry.ca JoyceEWilliams originally shared this on 17 Nov 2013

Photo 2: John Cooper, Scott Sims. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 28 Jun 2011

Photo 3: Aunt Jane Cooper and twins, Leona and Laura. Source: Ancestry.a PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 08 Sep 2010

Photo 4: Mary Jane Cooper Obituary. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 09 Oct 2010

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