Wesley Etherbert Boice

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)

Dates of residency:

  • 1901 Census of Canada,  Guilford, Harburn and Bruton, Peterborough (east/est), Ontario; Page: 1; Family No: 6.
  • 1921 Census of Canada, Guilford (Township), Victoria, Ontario; Page Number: 3.

Interesting facts:

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 games, 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

Preceding landowner:

  • 1865 The C .L. & C. Co from The Crown
  • 1894 James William Irwin
  • 1911 Cecil Howard Woodcock
  • 1917 Fred R Barnum
  • 1918 John Horsley

Succeeding landowner: 1940 Harry Horsley

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Wesley Ethelbert Boice, b. 8 May 1891, Stanhope, d. 1965  (Age 73 years)
    •  William James Boice, b. 29 Mar 1867, Ontario, d. 1937  (Age 69 years)
    • Mary Ann Victoria Cooper, b. 24 May 1872, Stanhope, d. 1942, Stanhope, (Age 69 years)
  • Ethel Griffin, b. 17 Jul 1891, Stanhope
    • Joseph Griffin,  b. 10 Feb 1851, Uxbridge, d. 06 Apr 1935, Ontario,   (Age 84 years)
    • Sarah Jane Horsley, b. 20 Jul 1861, Brighton, Ontario, d. 25 Feb 1921, Peterborough,(Age 59 years)