John P Cowen

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

Location: Map point is the approximate location on this 100 acre lot running along Hwy 35 north of East Road in Carnarvon.

Land acquisition: 1905 from William Cowen (his father) - all but 3 acres of the 110 acre lot. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 211)

Dates of residency:

  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 17, Conc. 1 on the 1891 Stanhope Voters List. Owned by hIs fatherWilliam Henry Cowen b. 1849. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 223).
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: John Cowan, farmer, Lot 17, Conc. 1 (owned by his father, William Henry Cowan)
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: John & Edna Cowen and 3 children
  • 1911 Stanhope Township Post Office List
  • 1918 Stanhope Township Post Office List: with wife Edna
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1929 Death of Wife Edna Elizabeth Stevens (1885–1929) Carnarvon
  • 1929 Birth of Son Lloyd Stevens Cowan (1929–1995) Carnarvon
  • 1935 Stanhope Voters List: John Cowan, farmer, Carnarvon
  • 1959 Death: Stanhope. Date of death from headstone but other date of 10 Mar 1957 given elsewhere - unknown source

Interesting facts:

Preceding landowners:

  • 1872 John Fitzsimmonds from The Crown
  • 1892 William Cowen by tax deed from the Warden

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1911 Wesley Harrison part
  • 1927 Robert Cowen part
  • 1914 James Harrison part

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Cowen, b. 23 Jun 1878, Blairhampton d. 21 Apr 1959, Carnarvon (Age 80 years). Buried: Zion Cemetery
    Parents:
    • 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)
    Grandfather: William b. 1812
  • Edna Elizabeth Stevens, b. 29 Dec 1885, Peterson Corners, d. 7 Oct 1929, Carnarvon (Age 43 years) Buried: Zion Cemetery.
    Parents:
    • George Wellington Stevens, b. 20 Aug 1857, Fenelon, d. 24 Mar 1911, Coboconk, (Age 53 years)
    • Jane Gray Sisson, b. 28 Jul 1855, Manvers, Durham, Ontario, d. 02 Jun 1924, Toronto, (Age 68 years)
  • Children:
    1. Muriel Edna Jane Cowen, b. 12 Apr 1906, Carnarvon, d. 25 Apr 1993, Brampton, (Age 87 years)
    2. William Royce Cowen, b. 8 Mar 1908, Carnarvon,  d. 31 Dec 1928, Dysart, (Age 20 years) COD: Epidemic Influenza
    3. George Wellington Cowen  b. 20 Jan 1910, Carnarvon, d. 29 Mar 1990, Carnarvon, (Age 80 years)
    4. Harry Maxwell Cowen, b. 16 Jun 1912, Stanhope, d. 10 Dec 1999, Minden, (Age 87 years)
    5. Margaret Caroline Cowen, b. 29 Sep 1914, Ontario, d. 08 Oct 2010 (Age 96 years)
    6. Robert John Cowen, b. 25 Nov 1917, Carnarvon, d. 22 Aug 1996  (Age 78 years)
    7. Ruby Ellen Cowen, b. 9 Mar 1919, Carnarvon, d. 21 Aug 1999  (Age 80 years)
    8. Wilma Ruth Cowen, b. 9 Mar 1919, Ontario, d. 2002  (Age 82 years)
    9. Edward Basil Cowen, b. 24 May 1921, Carnarvon, d. 05 Jan 1981, Hamilton, (Age 59 years)
    10. Living
    11. Eric Arthur Cowen, b. 1927, d. 2008  (Age 81 years)
    12. Lloyd Steven Cowen, b. 07 Oct 1929, Carnarvon, d. 19 Apr 1995  (Age 65 years)

Photo: Stevens, Edna. Source: Ancestry.c Eunice_Matresky originally shared this on 24 Feb 2013

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