Thomas James Washington Jones

Settler of township lots: Lot 24, Conc. 3, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 99 acre lot which runs south of Maple Lake at Steeplechase Drive.

Land acquisition: 

  • 1870 This 99 acre lot was registered as a Free Grant through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name Thomas Jones.
  • 1929? Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 417).

Other land:

  • Lot 25, Conc. 3, Stanhope - 1915 from his father, Thomas Jones. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 437).
  • Lot 25, Conc. 4, Stanhope - 1915 from his father, Thomas Jones. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 283).
  • Lot 20, Conc. 6, Stanhope - 1924 from Fred Griffin; 1937 to Robert Wesley Baker. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 106).
  • Lot 31, Conc. 6, Stanhope - 1921 from Henry Crarey; 1962 to John Middleton. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 181).
  • Lot 31, Conc. 7, Stanhope - 1923 from Charles Deacon; 1951 Oran & Ether Fader. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 187).

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Thomas Jones, Jr, farmer, Lot 24, Conc. 3
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Thomas J & Eliza F Jones, 2 children and his parents Thomas & Elizabeth Jones
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: at Lot 25, Conc. 4 and Lot 24, Conc. 3.
  • 1911 & 1918 Stanhope Post Office Lists
  • 1920 Ida May Jones died at her home Lot 25, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Interesting facts:

T. Jones Jr. represented Maple Lake on the 1900 committee that merged the Maple Lake Church with the 21 member congregation at Pine Lake Church, both of which met in school houses, to build the frame Maple Lake Church at Clarke’s Corners.  Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg.  326

Maple Lake Post Office - 1903 to 1959: The Postmaster from 1903 to 1950 was Thomas Jones Junior, who operated a store, blacksmith shop, sawmill and planing mill, sold ice, and had two gas pumps from 1927 onward.  The post office began in the store, then moved to a room in the new brick house built by John Billing in 1908, and then to a frame structure attached to the back of the house. Upon his resignation in January 1950, his daughter Juliet Harrison became the Postmaster in the same location.  The post office was closed on April 30, 1959.

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1924 Levi Owens 2 acres for $150
  • 1950 Richard Payment

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Thomas James Washington Jones, b. 17 Nov 1875, Stanhope d. 07 Jul 1955, Stanhope, (Age 79 years). Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents: They had 10 daughters and 2 sons (George Wellington Jones 1879-1883 died at 4 years old)
    • Thomas Jones, b. 10 Mar 1833, Devon, England d. 22 Feb 1917, Stanhope, (Age 83 years)
    • Catherine Elizabeth May, b. 09 Jun 1834, Cornwall, England   d. 01 Jul 1911, Stanhope, (Age 77 years)
  • Family 1. Ida May McPhaden, b. 04 Aug 1875, Sunderland, Ontario d. 13 Jan 1920, Stanhope, (Age 44 years). COD: Cerebral heemorrhage cause by nephrities & high blood pressure. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    1. Thomas George Jones, b. 02 Jul 1900, Stanhope, d. 02 Dec 1979, Stanhope, (Age 79 years)
    2. Eileen May Jones  b. 10 Jan 1908, Stanhope,  d. 27 Oct 1984, Toronto, (Age 76 years)
    3. Marjory Eva Jones, b. 13 Jan 1912, Stanhope, d. 19 Apr 1979  (Age 67 years)
    4. Phyllis Jean Jones, b. 30 Jan 1917, Haliburton, d. 18 Aug 1966, Haliburton, (Age 49 years)
    5. Ray Jones, b. 30 Nov 1919, Haliburton, d. 25 Jun 1984, Toronto, (Age 64 years)
  • Family 2. Vera May Fader, b. 11 Mar 1902, Haliburton, d. 7 Jul 1991  (Age 89 years)
    1. Juliet Phyllis Fader, b. 8 May 1924, Haliburton, d. 12 Aug 1980  (Age 56 years)

Photo: Jones Land Survey Lot 25, Conc. s & Lot 2, Conc. 4. July 3, 1880.

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