Settler of township lots: Lot 13, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot on the river between Pine & Cranberry Lakes west of Cranberry Lake Road.
Land acquisition: 1920 from John Horsley. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 228)
Other land: Lot 14, Conc. 4, Guilford -1890 from Hugh Barnum for $100
Dates of residency:
Interesting facts: See Obituary below
The favourite sport in Stanhope’s early days was baseball. Each settlement boasted a nine, and no summer event, be it picnic, Dominion Day or the
Twelfth of July, was complete without a contest between the leading teams. The Maple Lake ball team, which travelled by wagon as far as Minden for gam
es, did most of their playing on a diamond in Melville’s field. One of their renowned athletics was Wes Boice. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 310
Son Lyle Laverne Boice (1921–1944) was killed on 26 Nov 1944 in the field of action, Holland.
Succeeding landowner: 1940 Harry Horsley
Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree
Photo 1: Obituary of Wesley Ethelbert (Bert) Boice, son of William James Boice. Ancestry. ca from Arthur7484 originally shared this on 16 Jan 2013
Photo 2: 2009_01092009tryouts0019. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 09 Sep 2010
PjPhoto 3: Photo: Picnic at Hall's Lake around 1910. Source: Haliburton Echo, April 25, 1974