William Cook

Settler of township lots: Lot 23, Conc. 12, Minden (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 94 acre lot running north of Soyers Lake Road.

Land acquisition: 1910 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Minden (Image 134).

Other land: Lots 23 & 24, Conc. 10, Minden - 1875 Patent from The Crown; 1893 to Holden Cook; 1903 to William Wansley;1930 to Floyd Henderson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Minden (Images 185 & 189).

Dates of residency: 

  • 1878 Minden township voters' list shows William Cook in the vicinity of Blairhampton. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 282
  • 1893 Minden Township Directory: Wm Cook, Blairhampton
  • 1903 Business Directory, Minden: Wm Cook, Blairhampton, Lot 24, Conc. 10
  • 1911 Census of Canada - William listed as father under Holden Cook. Lots 23 and 24, Conc. 11 and 12, Minden

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Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1910 Holden Cook
  • 1920 Thomas Henry Woods
  • 1925 George Nesbitt

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Cook, b. 1832, England d. 10 Jan 1917, Minden, (Age 85 years)
  • Margaret Craig, b. Abt 1840, Scotland d. 20 Jun 1889, Minden, (Age ~ 49 years)
  • Children:
    1. Joseph Cook, b. Mar 1865, Ontario, d. 09 Jul 1922, Haliburton, (Age ~ 57 years)
    2. Mary Catherine Cook, b. 16 Jan 1867, Minden, d. 15 Nov 1959  (Age 92 years)

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