John S Cowen / Mary Voicey

Settler of township lots: Lot 24 & 25, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this South half of this 100 acre Lot 25, Conc. 2 running west from 25th Line Road one lot south of Hwy. 118.

Land acquisition: 

  • Lot 24, Conc. 2, Stanhope: 1887 from Joseph Cook B&S. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 161).
  • Lot 25, Conc. 2, Stanhope: ? from Joseph Cook B&S. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 163).

Dates of residency:

  • 1891 & 1901 Census of Canada, Minden
  • 1908 Marriage to second wife, Mary Howell, Stanhope Township
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: - Joh S & Mary Cowen and stepson William b. 1895.
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: John Cowen, Sr Lot 24 & 25, Conc, 2
  • 1911 Stanhope Township Post Office List: Lot 25, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: J Cowen Sr, Maple Lake Lot 24, Conc. 2
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Jno. Cowen, Maple Lake Lot 24, Conc. 2
  • 1924 Death: Stanhope at the address where he had lived for 16 years

Interesting facts:

John Cowan was for many years a blacksmith at Maple Lake. In his barnyard its uplifting atmosphere may have edified several generations of pigs and poultry. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 316.

Preceding landowner:

  • Lot 24, Conc. 2:
    - The Crown to Mathew Johnston for $150
    - 1887 Joseph Cook for $500 1911 Stanhope Post Office List

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 24, Conc. 2 South half:
    - 1908 Mary? Cowen (widow). 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2; William Henry Cowen on 1929 Stanhope Voters List
  • Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2:
    - 1916 James & Samuel Fader north half of each lot
    - William Henry Cowen (son) south of pf each lot. 1929 Stanhope Voters List: with wife Vera

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Cowen, b. 21 Jun 1844,  Devon, England  d. 17 Jul 1924, Stanhope, (Age ~ 81 years). COD: Gall bladder disease. Buried: Twelve Mile Lake Cemetery.
    Parents:
    • William Cowen, b. Abt 1812, England 
    • Elizabeth Cousins, b. Abt 1821, England
  • Family 1. Mary Voicey b. 12 Jul 1838, England. Married 1865 in England. John signed with a mark. d. 17 Feb 1907, Otonabee. Died from pneumonia
    1. William Henry Cowen, b. 01 Jul 1869, England d. 22 Oct 1944, Stanhope, (Age 75 years)
    2. Patience Cowen, b. Abt 1874, Minden
    3. John Cowen, b. Abt 1881, Minden
  • Family 2. Mary Howell, b. 20 Nov 1856, Hamilton. Married her brother-in-law: 1908 (first husband: William Henry Cowan b. 1851). d. 1933 (Age 76 years) Buried: Elm Creek Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
    Parents:
    • John Howell, b. 1816, England d. 03 Mar 1877, Minden,  (Age 61 years)
    • Ann Cox, b. 1819, England d. 10 Jun 1895, Otonabee, Peterborough, (Age 76 years)

Photo: John Cowen and second wife Mary Howell Cowen. (Courtesy of Bob Chambers.) Source: Ancestry.ca Eunice_Matresky originally shared this on 31 jul 2014

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