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).
Dates of residency:
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.
Succeeding landowner: 1937 Stanley Archer, part
Photo description & source: Leigh Sisson & Mary Oliver 25th Anniversary. Stanhope Museum Collection 997.02.166