Robert James Deacon Jr.

Settler of township lots: Lots 8 & 9, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Location: Map point is Lot 9, Conc. 7 at the south east corner of Buckslide Road at Hwy 35, known as the Oliver property (see Robert Oliver).

Land acquisition: 1909 from Thomas Godwin south half of both 52 acre lots by B&S for $1,000 each. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 30 & 38 ).

Dates of residency:

  • 1908 Marriage: Lily Louise Cooper (1886–1973) Stanhope
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: This settler was listed at these lots
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert J & Lillie L Deacon at Lot 9, Conc. 7, Stanhope
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: James Deacon, Boskung Lot 8, Conc. 7
  • 1912 birth of twin children - Lot 8, Conc. 7, Stanhope
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Jas Deacon, Boskung Lot 8, Conc. 7

Interesting facts:

Alexander Deacon, Robert James' brother, was listed at Lot 9, Conc. 7 as mill owner on the 1911 Stanhope Voters List.

Robert James Deacon married Lily Louisa Cooper, and Samuel Rednor married her sister, Alma Jane Cooper on the same day in 1908 at the William Cooper residence (Lot 10, Conc. 4, Stanhope).

Read THE OLIVER FARM, a brief history 1871-2002.

Preceding landowner (both lots): 

  • 1875 Benjamin Trott (101 and 87 acres) by Free Grant from The Crown
  • 1883 Thomas Godwin for $1,100

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 8, Conc. 7:
    - 1918 Frank Gartshore part
    - 1933 Arthur Robert Oliver, 52 acres

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Robert James Deacon, b. 20 May 1883, Haliburton, d. 1969  (Age 85 years). Buried: St Stephen's Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Robert Deacon, b. Nov 1834, Perth, Ontario, d. 8 Apr 1921, Ontario, (Age ~ 86 years)
    • Margaret Jane Sisson, b. 19 Jul 1856, Ontario, d. 08 Feb 1928, Haliburton, (Age 71 years)
  • Lily Louise Cooper, b. 16 Jul 1886, Stanhope, d. 15 Sep 1973, Haliburton, (Age 87 years). Buried: St Stephen's Cemetery
    Parents:
    • William Cooper, b. 29 Sep 1843, England  d. 22 May 1926, Stanhope, (Age 82 years)
    • Fanny Sims, b. Mar 1843, England d. 29 Sep 1923, Stanhope, (Age ~ 80 years)
  • Children:
    1. Alice Leona Deacon, b. 03 Nov 1909, Stanhope
    2. Arnold James Deacon, b. 20 Aug 1911, Stanhope, d. 29 Oct 1911, Stanhope, (Age 0 years)
    3. Verlie Deacon, b. 13 Jun 1912, Stanhope
    4. Verna Deacon, b. 13 Jun 1912, Stanhope
    5. Olive Eileen Deacon, b. 19 Jun 1913, Stanhope,
    6. Elva Deacon, b. 20 Mar 1915, Lindsay, Ops, Victoria, Ontario,d. 22 Oct 1985, Lindsay, Ops, Victoria, Ontario, (Age 70 years)  
    7. Harold William Deacon, b. 06 Apr 1917, Minden,  d. 25 Feb 1988, Minden, (Age 70 years) 
    8. Hazel Irene Deacon, b. 1919, Ontario, d. 08 Jun 1997, Lindsay, Ops, Victoria, Ontario, (Age 78 years)
    9. Eldon Ray Deacon, b. 1925, Minden, d. 01 Apr 2000, Minden, (Age 75 years) 

Photo description & source:  Historical description of Robert James Deacon settlement. Ancestry.ca Deacon Pioneers pg 4. wildwillows1960 originally shared this on 11 Jan 2009

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