Robert Smith Deacon

Settler of township lot: Lot 30, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: Map point is first lot running west from the south end of 30th Line Road.

Land acquisition: On July 4, 1900, Henry Smith Deacon, his father, described as a Free Grant Settler, sold Robert Smith Deacon  95 acres in this Lot for $600. This information is found in Ontario Land Parcel Register index - Stanhope Conc 2 (Image 174) and Instrument #330 in Volume 95, page 46 & 47 in the Land Registry Deeds Copy book.

Other land: Lot 29, Conc. 2, Stanhope -1875 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 29).

Dates of residency:

  • 1899 Stanhope Directory. Maple Lake
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert Deacon, alone
  • 1901 Marriage: Elizabeth Ann Baker (1882–1950) Minden
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Robert Deacon, Maple Lake
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Robert Deacon, farmer, Lots 29 & 30, Conc. 2
  • 1909 Birth of Son Henry/Harry Alexander Deacon (1909–1924) Maple Lake
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert & Elizabeth A Deacon with 5 children. Lot 29, Conc. 2, Stanhope 
    Residence when daughter, Wilma, was born.
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1926 Death of Son Rayburn Robert Levia Deacon (1925–1926) Maple Lake

Interesting facts:

Preceding landowner: 1875 The Crown to Henry Smith Deacon, his father.

Succeeding landowner: 1914 Joseph Voycey Voicey - both lots

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Robert Smith Deacon, b. 21 Jan 1877, Uxbridge,  d. 09 Jun 1955  (Age 78 years) Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery. Note: Daughter Wilma's birth record gives Samuel as father's second name
    Parents:
    • Henry Smith Deacon, b. Abt 1852, Ontario d. 6 May 1927  (Age ~ 75 years)
    • Nancy Jane Boyd, b. Abt 1855, Ontario d. 14 Mar 1898, Guilford (Age ~ 43 years)
  • Elizabeth Ann Baker, b. Sep 1882, Deseronto, Ontario, d. 16 Apr 1950  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Parents:
    • Alexander Baker, b. Dec 1856, Ireland d. 17 Dec 1932, Dysart, (Age ~ 76 years)
    • Margaret Ann Morrison, b. Abt 1863, Ontario
  • Children:
    1. Edith Ilena Deacon, b. 17 Jun 1902, Stanhope, d. 24 Oct 1902, Stanhope, Age 0 years)
    2. Della Laurena Deacon, b. 10 Sep 1903, Stanhope, d. 1971  (Age 67 years)
    3. Annie Selena Deacon, b. 15 Sep 1905, Stanhope,  d. 14 Oct 1992, Stanhope,  (Age 87 years)
    4. Henry Alexander Deacon, b. 24 Mar 1909, Stanhope, d. 31 May 1924, Stanhope, (Age 15 years) COD: Accidental drowning
    5. Wilma Helena May Deacon, b. 2 Feb 1911, Stanhope, d. 29 Nov 1999  (Age 88 years)
    6. William Norval Deacon, b. 16 Jul 1913, Stanhope,  d. 04 Jan 1999  (Age 85 years)
    7. Rayburn Robert Levian Deacon, b. 28 Apr 1925, Stanhope, d. 27 Jan 1926, Maple Lake, (Age 0 years). COD: Bronchopneumonia. Buried: Maple Lake

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