Owen Sims

Settler of township lots: Lot 10, Conc. 3, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot running south from Eagle Lake Road, south of Pine Lake

Land acquisition: 1940 from Dysart Land Company. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 10)

Dates of residency: 

  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: Lot 3, Conc. 20 living with father William J. Sims
  • 1925 Marriage: Verlie Sisson (1907–1980) Haliburton
  • 1941 Birth of Son Dennis Keith Sims (1941–2002), West Guilford

Interesting facts:

Although the largest enterprise on Pine Lake was the Gull River mill, built in 1910 on the river at its head, there remains no scrap of machinery or stick of timber, to show that it ever existed. Bill Sims and his wife Sarah, a daughter of William Jones, kept the nearby Gull River boarding-house, sometimes feeding as many as 50 men at a sitting. The mill employed about 20 and in busy seasons one could meet 30 teams hauling slabs, bark and lumber, to Haliburton. Today, with the scream of the great saws forever silenced, the boarding-house is a private home owned by Owen Sims. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 159

First landowner:

Preceding landowner:

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Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Owen Sims, b. 23 Dec 1904, Ontario d. 1990, Stanhope, (Age 85 years). Buried: St Peter's Cemetery
    • William John Sims, b. 30 Oct 1872, Stanhope, d. 26 Jun 1922, Stanhope, (Age 49 years)
    • Sarah Rebecca Jones, b. May 1880, Ontario, d. 1947, Stanhope, (Age ~ 66 years)
  • Verlie Jane Sisson, b. 18 Jul 1907, Guilford, d. 1981, Stanhope, (Age 73 years). Buried: St Peter's Cemetery
    • Luke Sisson, b. 25 Apr 1873, Stanhope, d. 22 Apr 1908, Guilford, (Age 34 years)
    • Harriet Fidelia Barnum, b. 14 Jul 1877, Minden, d. 1949, Ontario,(Age 71 years)

Links to Ancestry.ca: Owen Sims (McCartin-Hudson-Wen), Owen Sims (Sawyers/Vickery Family), Owen Sims (Simms Family Tree)