Samuel George Cooper

Settler of township lots: Lot 4, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 79 acre irregular waterfront lot with runs south from Green Lake west of Garden Gate Drive.

Land acquisition: 19?? Charlotte Amelia Cooper (his widow) from Richard Benson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 34)

Other land: Lot 4, Conc. 3, Guilford - 1911 from George Herbert Cruickshanks. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 18)

Dates of residency:

  • 1891 Birth of Daughter Lila Cooper (1891–1960) West Guilford
  • Marriage: Charlotte Amelia 'Mealie' Boice, Guilford
  • 1896 Birth of Son Stanley Arthur Cooper (1896–1982) West Guilford
  • 1903 Business Directory, Guilford: George Cooper, Maple Lake, Lot 4, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: George & Amelia Cooper. Lot 4, Conc. 3, Guilford
  • 1922 Death: West Guilford

Interesting facts: aka George Samuel Cooper, George Cooper

The first school to be known as S. S. No. 2 and 3 Guilford, was voluntarily built by the settlers in the early 1880's. Squared pine timbers comprised the 13 ft. by 26 ft. walls of the one roomed cabin standing the the lake where the municipal road now runs in front of the present building. A daughter of Isaac Boice, Amelia, l

ater Mrs. George Cooper, recited a poem for the opening ceremonies. If she were then 7 years old, the date would be 1884. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 157

The fondest memories cherished by shantymen were of Saturday and Sunday recreation nights when each man took his turn reciting a poem, telling a story of singing a song. A violin was a must so every fall the gang would contribute money for a camp fiddle and just before the spring break-up a fiddler's contest would be held with the instrument as prize. Mr. Stan Cooper still has a violin his father, George Cooper, acquired in this way. Ibid pg. 49

First landowner: 1882 Richard Benson from The C .L. & C. Co

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1931 Norman Linton part
  • 1943 Stanley Cooper

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Samuel George Cooper, b. 26 Mar 1871, Boshkung Lake, d. 22 Jun 1922, West Guilford, (Age 51 years) COD: Heart disease. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    • William Cooper, b. 29 Sep 1843, England d. 22 May 1926, Stanhope, (Age 82 years). COD: Heart disease. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    • Fanny Sims, b. 7 Apr 1843, England  d. 29 Sep 1923, Stanhope, Age 80 years)
  • Charlotte Amelia Boice, b. 11 Apr 1874, Coboconk, d. 16 Mar 1951, Maple Lake, (Age 76 years)
    • Isaac Boice, b. 18 Jan 1839, Somerville, d. 6 Feb 1914, Dysart, (Age 75 years)
    • Elizabeth Holly Amelia Barjarow, b. 07 Jul 1843, Bexley, Victoria, Ontario, d. 27 Aug 1917, Haliburton, (Age 74 years)
  • Children:
    1. Arthur Stanley Cooper, b. 01 Nov 1896, Dysart, d. 27 Apr 1982, Guilford, (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    2. Shirley Grace Cooper, b. 14 Apr 1901, Guilford, d. 11 Jun 1984, West Guilford, (Age 83 years)
    3. Ruby Eileen Cooper, b. 16 Aug 1904, Guilford, d. 12 Apr 1985  (Age 80 years)
    4. Madeline Eva Cooper, b. Aug 1909, Ontario, d. 22 Mar 1986  (Age ~ 76 years)
    5. Lila Cooper, b. Abt 1912, Ontario

Photo 1: George and Amelia Cooper and family. Source: Ancestry. ca JoyceEWilliams originally shared this on 17 Nov 2013

Photo 2: George and Amelia Cooper. Source: LouiseCooper63 originally shared this on 27 Feb 2015

Photo 3: Sisters-Sarah and Charlotte Amelia Boice. Source: johnmar131 originally shared this on 15 Mar 2013

Photo 4: Charlotte Amelia (Boice) Cooper 1951 obituary. Source: rce Lydia Coulter Scrapbook Collection - Book 5, Pg 43