Stephen Sisson

Settler of township lots: Lots 18 & 19, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: The map point is the approximate location within Lot 18, Conc. 2 running south along the west side of Hwy 118 at Whisky Jack Lane.

Land acquisition: 1903? from Edward Sisson (his father) - both lots.  Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images132 & 141).

Dates of residency:

  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: Stephen at Lot 28, Conc. 2; brother Thomas at Lot 19, Conc. 2
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 18 & 19, Conc. 2, Stanhope; Stephen and John James were listed.
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Steven & Annie Sisson with son Albert
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Stephen Sisson, Carnarvon, Lot 19, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Stephen & Annie Sisson at Lot 12, Conc. 2
  • 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba: Roll: T-21927; Page: 2; Family No: 19.

Interesting facts: q

In the spring of 1872, Tom Sisson, his son Albert, and 7 year old Stephen, paddled to Boshkung for seed potatoes from the Barnums, then living near the Peterson. Unloading their cargo below the present Maple Lake Bridge, Tom Sisson and Albert slung the  heavy sacks over their shoulders and started up the wooded trail. Since Stephen was familiar with the route, he was left to follow at his own pace so some time elapsed before he was missed. A search that lasted two weeks, but Stephen Sisson was never seen or heard of again. Jack Henderson of West Guilford, who is familiar with the terrain, suggests that the might have stumbled into quicksand which occurs not far from the landing. Agnes Sisson (daughter of Thomas Sisson), met her husband, Eugene Packard, while searching for her lost brother. They married three years later and build a log home beside the river. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973. pgs 152-153

Steve Sisson's stone house near Carnarvon was built by John Billing. Ibid pg. 322

Preceding landowner: 1885 Edward Sisson from The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 1914 Harry Wilbert Sisson South 40 acres; 1916 Oscar Benson Sisson North 6 acres

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Stephen Sisson, b. 10 Apr 1874, Stanhope, d. 1958  (Age 83 years). Buried: Elm Creek Cemetery, Manitoba
    Parents:
    • Edward Ned Sisson, b. 26 Aug 1828, England d. 16 Oct 1920, Stanhope, (Age 92 years)
    • Sarah Dawson  b. 02 Jun 1835, England   d. 11 Dec 1883, Minden, (Age 48 years)
  • Ann Cowen, b. 08 Jan 1877, Haliburton,   d. 1957  (Age 79 years). Buried: Elm Creek Cemetery, Manitoba
    Parents:
    • William Henry Cowen, b. 22 Jul 1849, England  d. 6 Mar 1906, Stanhope, Age 56 years)
    • Mary Howell, b. 20 Nov 1856, Hamilton, d. 1933  (Age 76 years)
  • Children:
    1. Albert Russell Sisson, b. 22 Sep 1900, Stanhope, d. 1972  (Age 71 years)
    2. William H. Sisson, b. 19 Mar 1903, Ontario, d. 13 Feb 1933, Manitoba, (Age 29 years)
    3. Harold Vern Sisson, b. 20 Jun 1904, Stanhope, d. 1986  (Age 81 years)
    4. Dora Gertrude Sisson, b. 3 May 1908, Carnarvon
    5. Bertha Mary Alice Sisson, b. 31 Jan 1910, Stanhope, d. 23 Feb 1997  (Age 87 years)
    6. Annie Eileen Sisson, b. 21 Jul 1911, Stanhope, d. 1980  (Age 68 years)
    7. Charles E Sisson, b. 1916, Manitoba
    8. Margaret Sisson, b. Abt 1918, Manitoba
    9. Dawson Sisson, b. Abt 1919, Manitoba
    10. Gladys Sisson, b. 06 Sep 1925, Elm Creek, Manitoba, d. 03 Jun 2011, Carman, Manitoba, Age 85 years)

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