John Henry Fitzsimonds

Settler of township lots: Lot 16, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot on the east side of Hwy 35 running north from East Road to Anglesey Drive

Land acquisition: 1872 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 211).

Dates of residency:

  • 1870 Peterborough County Directory, Stanhope: John Fitzsimmons, Lot 16, Conc. 1
  • 1879 Birth of son William Robert in Minden
  • 1893 Residence: St Joseph, Grand Forks, Walsh and Pembina, North Dakota
  • 1931 Death: Pembina County, North Dakota, USA

Interesting facts:

First landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1893 William Cowan Tax Deed from The Warden
  • 1900 Richard Fry part; 1905 John Cowan part
  • 1911 Wesley Harrison; 1927 Robert Cowan part
  • 1914 James Harrison
  • 1925 Wesley Harrison

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Fitzsimonds, b. 09 Sep 1849, Quebec, Canada, d. 25 Feb 1931, Pembina Cty, North Dakota
    • Henry Fitzsimonds, b. Feb 1823, Ireland  d. 1904  (Age ~ 80 years)
    • Catherine Morrison, b. 1827, Scotland
  • Ellen Johnston, b. Dec 1842, Canada - daughter of James Johnston (1822-1894) and Hannah Sidey (1859-1910)
    1. William Robert Fitzsimonds, b. 2 May 1879, Minden
    2. Katie Fitzsimonds, b. Dec 1883, North Dakota
    3. James Fitzsimonds, b. Feb 1886, North Dakota
    4. Mary Fitzsimonds, b. Jul 1889, North Dakota
    5. Robert Fitzsimonds, b. Sep 1894, North Dakota

Photo: Fitzsimonds Family Group picture by Jos Kitchin, Walhalla, ND (Fitzsimonds Family). Transcription "Mrs. Olson Cavalier" "Starting Left to Right, Short man under lanfrost" and "P1034" -- Handwritten on back of photograph.   Left to right, people standing in the back row: "James Fitzsimonds, Alex Fitzsimonds, Tom Chambers, Mrs. Alex (Lena Fee) Fitzsimonds, Robert Fitzsimonds, John Fitzsimonds, Mrs. John (Ellen Johnston) Fitzsimonds, Will Johnston, Mrs. William (Mary) Howell, Mrs. Fred (Minnie Howell) Dalzell [standing short girl in white dress], Robert (Long Bob) Johnston [standing in back with hat], Mrs. Maggie (Fitzsimonds) Johnston, Mrs. Lobb (Johnston), Matt Reid's daughter ?, Mrs. Matt (Nellie Reid) Howell, [last women standing on right not listed. Front row, people sitting down, left to right]: Mrs. Tom (Mary Johnston) Chambers, Robert (Shorty) Johnston, Mrs. Arthur (Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds) O'Keeffe, William Lobb, William Howell, Percy Howell, Kate Fitzsimonds, Mrs. Wes (Frances Johnston) Hoover, Robert Howell, Annie Johnston, Wilbur Lobb, Mrs. Hannah Johnston, Reid Child? ?, Matt Reid"--Information handwritten on photocopy of photograph numbered and names listed according to numbers. Source: luckyhobo originally shared this on 22 Nov 2014

Photo 2: Photo: Hannah Johnston, with 4 daughters, Janet, Susannah, Elenor, Mary Jane, and 2 grand daughters, Violet Oakman, and Minnie Howell.  Minnie Howell & Violet Oakman in the front. Source: JoyceOakman402 originally shared this on 02 Sep 2012