Manson Wilbert Scott

Settler of township lots: Lot 10, Conc. 10, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot west of Hwy 35, just south of Shangri La Road north of Little Hawk Lake Road

Land acquisition: 1922 Susan Amelia Scott (wife) from Amy Gartshore, widow of William Gartshore 1930 to William Hewitt, part. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 87)

Dates of residency:

  • 1926 Death of Wife Susan Amelia Fletcher (1886–1926)

Interesting facts:

Manson's father, Oscar Scott lived in Minden, Ontario for a time. He operated a store for a large lumbering company that was located in the "Clergy House". He also lived in the Clergy House and his son Manson Wilbert Scott was born there. The house was later sold to the English church for their ministers to live in. Source: Ancestry. ca per information from W.Oscar Scott, Feb. 1986

Clergy House, Water Street, Minden
Once the home of Oscar Scott and Almira Sawyer. The Clergy House is the oldest standing log house in Haliburton County. Built in the spring of 1853 of hand-hewn logs it has been in continuous use ever since. It was originally built as a logging outpost and later sold to the Lakefield Lumber Company. This company operated it as a depot and stores accomodation until August 12, 1890, when it was sold to Edward Noice for $300.00. Edward Noice kept possession until 1894, and sold it to Walter E. Wright for $550.00. On October 10, 1896, the property transferred to Miss Margaret Wright. September 22, 1899, the Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto purchased the property for $650.00 and from then on the property came to be known as "The Clergy House". Source: Ancestry.ca egjordan47 originally shared this on 13 Nov 2010

Preceding landowner:

  • 1882 Edwin Johnson from The Crown
  • 1911 William Gartshore

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1930 William Hewitt, part
  • 1954 Walter D Butts, part

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Manson Wilbert Scott, b. 5 Oct 1876, Minden, d. 1964 (Age 87 years). Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents: Oscar W Scott (1852-1943), Almira Sawyer (1855-1896)
  • Susan Amelia Fletcher, b. 18 Jul 1886, Wentworth Cty, Ontario d. 5 Jun 1926, (Age 39 years). somewhere in Dysart township where she had lived for seven months, according to her death registration. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery

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