Joseph Cook

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

Location: Map point is the approximate location within the 100 acre Lot 25, Conc. 2 east of 25th Line Road south of Hwy 118.

Land acquisition: 

  • Lot 24, Conc. 2: Purchased from Mathew Johnston in 1887. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 24).
  • Lot 25, Conc. 2: Purchase from Mathew Johnston in 1897 for $599. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 25).

Dates of residency:

  • 1883 called for mail in Carnarvon. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Pg 317
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Joseph Cook, owner, Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2
  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Joseph & Elizabeth Cook with 2 daughters at Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Joseph Cook, Carnarvon, Lot 25, Conc. 2
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Joseph Cook, farmer, Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Joseph & Elizabeth Cook and 3 daughters at Lot 24, Conc. 2
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Stanhope Township Post Office List: Lot 24, Conc. 2
  • 1918 Stanhope Township Post Office List: Lot 23 Conc. 7. No record of ownership
  • 1922 Death: Twelve Mile Lake

Interesting facts:

Joseph Cook was the Sunday school superintendent at the "Twentieth Century Church" which today serves the United church congregation at Maple Lake. Cook later worked with new congregations at Blairhampton, Maple Lake, and in a the 1920'a helped start a Baptist Sunday church at West Guildford. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. pg. 325-26.

Preceding landowner: 

  • 1877 The Crown to James Johnstone.
  • 1883 Mathew Johnston for $500.

Succeeding landowner: 1916 Joseph Fader & Samuel Fader

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Joseph Cook, b. 28 Mar 1865, Blairhampton, d.9 Aug 1922, Twelve Mile lake, (Age ~ 57 years) COD: Pneumonia, influenca. Buried: Twelve Mile Lake Cemetery
    Parents:
    • William Cook, b. 1832, England d. 10 Jan 1917, Minden, (Age 85 years)
    • Margaret Craig, b. Abt 1840, Scotland  d. 20 Jun 1889, Minden, Age ~ 49 years)
  • Elizabeth Owens, b. Nov 1866, Mill Brook, Ontario, d. 24 Aug 1934, Cobourg, (Age ~ 67 years)
    Parents:
    • Richard Owens, b. Abt 1835, Ontario, d. 11 Apr 1897, Minden, (Age ~ 62 years)
    • Mary Jane Hopkins, b. Abt 1839, Ontario, d. 20 Dec 1920  (Age ~ 81 years)
  • Children:
    1. Ethel Cook  b. 22 Nov 1893, Ontario, d. 1 May 1971, Haliburton,  (Age 77 years)
    2. Gladys Cook, b. 27 Feb 1896, Maple Lake, d. 7 Nov 1957, Carnarvon

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