Thomas Walker

Settler of township lots: Lot 1, Conc. 13, Minden (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 92 acre lot which runs south of Hwy 118, west of Queens Line Road

Land acquisition: 1914 from William John Walker. Ontario Land Parcel Register - MInden (Image 188).

Other land: Lot 2, Conc. 13, Minden - 1915 from John M Rivers. Ontario Land Parcel Register - MInden (Image 191).

Dates of residency: 

  • 1893 Anson & Hindon Townships Directory: Thomas Walker, Minden
  • 1893 Minden Township Directory: Thomas Walker, Minden
  • 1903 Business Directory, Anson & Hindon: Thomas Walker, Minden, Lot 26, Conc. A. 1948 Patent to Albert Robert Kenny. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Minden (Image 98).

Interesting facts: q

Among the early settlers [of Hindon Hill] were William John Walker and his wife Rebecca who came from Ireland to the neighourhood of Peterson's Corners in 1863. Their son, Thomas, born there in 1866, lived his entire life in the vicinity; his brother Johnson lived in Minden while James Walker resided in Gelert. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 283

Peterson's Corners Post Office - 1878 to 1931: The post office was located at the home of the current Postmaster, which was at most one mile from the junction of the Bobcaygeon and Peterson Roads.

• Mrs. Margaret Alice Walker - Post Mistress from Apr 30, 1931 to Nov 7, 1931. She was the aunt of Donald Ross.

Preceding landowner:

  • 1865 William Gervais/Jarvis from The Crown
  • 1871 James H Hewitt
  • 1874 William Lundy
  • 1881 William John Walker

Succeeding landowner: 1936 Archibald Walker

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Thomas Walker, b. 5 Jun 1866, Ontario,  d. 2 Jul 1937, Ontario, (Age 71 years)
    • William Walker, b. Abt 1832, d. 11 Jun 1911  (Age ~ 79 years)
    • Rebecca Coulter, b. Abt 1846, d. 27 Mar 1899  (Age ~ 53 years)
  • Margaret Alice Hoyle, b. 1888, Ontario, d. 2 Dec 1973, Ontario, (Age 85 years). Buried: Twelve Mile Lake Cemetery