Leigh Laverne Sisson

Settler of township lots: Lots 12 & 13, Conc. 5, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 32 acre Lot 12, Conc. 5 on the east shore of Boshkung Lake running north from Matabanick Road to Kirks Cl. Now The Pines on Boshkung, previously Homestead Cottages.

Land acquisition:  1922 from Thomas McLeod Sisson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 96 & 116).

Other land:

  • Lot 12, Conc. 4, Stanhope -1922 from Thomas McLeod Sisson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 130)
  • Lot 14, Conc. 5, Stanhope - 1963 from Harry Wilbert Sisson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 129)

Dates of residency:

  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Carnarvon. Lot 12, Conc. 5
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 12 & 13, Conc. 5

Interesting facts:

Go to A 1978 Interview with Leigh and Minnie Sisson to read Leigh's July 14, 1978 interview excerpted from “A Compiled History of Stanhope Township” a 1978 student project by Karen Wedmann, Kim Gorveatt and Godfrey Tyler.

The interview starts: Mr. Sisson was born in the late 1800's, in the farm house which is now a part of the Homestead Cottage Resort. Minnie Sisson was born in London, England and came to Canada in 1905 with her parents when she was very young.

In Boshkung Lake Memoirs, The Boshkung Lake Millennium Book Committee, 2001 George McLaughlan mentions that Leigh Sisson kept cattle on his farm where the Homestead Cottages are now. George's mother would pasteurize the farm milk.

Preceding landowners:

  • 1877 Henry Fitzsimmonds from The Crown
  • 1881 Henry Sisson
  • 1894 Thomas McLeod Sisson

Succeeding landowner: 1937 Stanley Archer, part

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Leigh Hugh Laverne Sisson, b. 24 Jun 1892, Maple Lake, Stanhope, d. 17 Apr 1983, Maple Lake (Age 90 years). Buried: St. Peters Cemetery
    •Thomas MacLeod Sisson, b. 05 Nov 1857, Durham, d. 23 Apr 1916, Stanhope, (Age 58 years)
    • Mary Agnes Ellen Dawson, b. 11 Nov 1860, Durham, d. 27 Feb 1904, Stanhope, (Age 43 years)
  • Minnie Oliver, b. 08 Aug 1890, England d. 27 Nov 1983  (Age 93 years). Buried: St. Peters Cemetery

Photo description & source: Leigh Sisson & Mary Oliver 25th Anniversary. Stanhope Museum Collection 997.02.166