Richard Henry 'Dick' Hewitt

Settler of township lots: Lot 19, Conc. 10, Stanhope

Location: Map point is Little Hawk Lake Lodge

Land acquisition: 1947 from Frederick Johnson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 160).

Dates of residency:

  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Son living with family at Lot 7, Conc. 7
  • 1947 Birth of Son Vern Edwin HEWITT (1947–2009) Haliburton
  • 1966 Death: Little Hawk Lake

Interesting facts:

Little Hawk Lake Post Office - 1947 to 1978: Lot 19, Conc. 10, Stanhope. Current address: 2049 Little Hawk Lake Road. The post office was located in the store at Little Hawk Resort. This was a summer only office, open each year for July a

nd August. The Postmasters were Richard Henry Hewitt until his death in 1966, and then his widow Evelyn.

Preceding landowner:

Succeeding landowner:

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Richard Henry Hewitt, b. 20 Oct 1909, Stanhope, d. 20 Jul 1966, Little Hawk Lake (Age 56 years). Buried: St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery
    • John Thomas Hewitt, b. 17 Nov 1852, Ontario, d. 16 Jun 1924, Stanhope, (Age 71 years)
    • Clara Johnson, b. 16 Mar 1872, Wales d. 18 Jan 1913, Stanhope, (Age 40 years)
  • Berta Evelyn Cowen, b. 21 Apr 1921, Maple Lake, d. 28 Feb 2008, Stanhope, (Age 86 years). Buried: St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery
    • William Henry Cowen, b. 18 May 1896, Stanhope, d. 9 May 1950  (Age 53 years)
    • Vera Eliza McBrien, b. 21 Oct 1897, Stanhope, d. 15 Oct 1984  (Age 86 years)
  • Children: Vern Edwin Hewitt, b. 29 Jun 1947, d. 4 Dec 2009  (Age 62 years)
    Second Husband: William Henry Gibson (1907-1994)

Photo 1: Dick Hewitt and his boys: Peter Hewitt, his dad Richard Hewitt, and oldest brother Vern. 1952 taken at Little Hawk Lake Resort. Source: Peter Hewitt's Photo Collection 'Dick and boys.jpg'

Photo 2: Students 1918 Bottom row, second from right is Wilfred Mason; top left back row is Myra Mason; top right third in is Dick Hewitt (Peter Hewitt's dad). Photo taken by Margaret Hewitt (Coulter), the teacher in 1918. Source: Peter Hewitt's Photo Collection 'hewitt001'

Photo 3: Dick Hewitt Fishing 1955 – note Second War bag that you could purchase at Brandon’s Surplus in Minden for about 50 cents. Dick would hold the fish in one hand, whack it right between the eyes on the skull with a screw driver. Source: Peter Hewitt's Photo Collection 'HewittDick - 1955'

Photo 4: Evelyn Hewitt (Cowan), Peter Hewitt's mother and Mary Cox (Cowen) sisters ~1937 in Lutterworth at Uncle Lyman Cox' rented farm. Source: Peter Hewitt’s Photo Collection ‘Scan10014'.

Photo 5: Vern & Peter Hewitt ~1954 with Miscio boys' horses used for logging. Peter’s father had a barn at the back of the lodge where the horses were stabled for that winter. Source: Peter Hewitt’s Photo Collection ‘Scan 10217'.

Photo 6: Bertha (Evelyn) and Richard Hewitt's  wedding photo 1945. Source: Peter Hewitt’s Photo Collection ‘wedding photo 1945'.