Walter Edward Wright

Settler of township lots: Lot 1, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location:  Map point is the approximate location with this irregular, waterfront property on the west shore of Kushog Lake on Kushog Lake Road at Fran Court.

Land acquisition: 1888 from will of father, Bowes Cecil Wright. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 2).

Dates of residency: 

  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Walter Wright, owner, Lots 1 & 2, Conc. 4 & Lot 14, Conc. 3
  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: at this location, and Lot 3, Conc. A which was not patented until 1930
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Anson & Hindon
  • 1903 Business Directory, Anson & Hindon: Walter Wright, Minden, Lot 3, Conc. A which was not patented until 1930 to John Taylor
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Walter Edwin Wright, Mary Jane & 2 sons at Lot 3, Conc. A 

Interesting facts:

One of the first white babies born in Stanhope was Walter Wright, son of Bowes Cecil Wright, who patented land on the Bobcaygeon Road beyond Peterson's Corners where his neighbours were the Crawfords, Coulters, Stevens, Dawsons, etc. Source: Echoes of the Past, compiled and written by Ed H. Devitt & Nila Reynolds p, 27

Walter E. Wright purchased the Clergy House in Minden from Edward Noice in 1894 and sold it two years later for Miss Maggie Wright. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 259

Walter E. Wright was one of the master chefs for the river drivers at Burns' Eddy. Quest. pg. 62

Preceding landowner: Margaret Wright (his mother) from The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 1922 Samuel Crawford

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Walter Edward Wright, b. 23 Sep 1862, Stanhope d. 23 Jul 1941, Anson, (Age 78 years). COD: Cerebral haemmorage/ Buried: Minden Village Cemetery
    • Bowes Cecil Wright, b. 1816, England F d. 21 Nov 1878, Haliburton, (Age 62 years)
    • Margaret Lee, b. Abt 1816, England d. 16 Sep 1888, Stanhope, (Age ~ 72 years)
  • Margaret Jane Beatty, b. 23 Jan 1871, Stanhope, d. 29 Feb 1952, Minden, (Age 81 years)