Settler of township lots: Lot 3, Conc. 10, Minden (Stanhope area)
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre running south from the east end of Swan Road, east of Queens Line Road
Land acquisition: 1924 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Minden (Image 11).
Other lands: Lot 5, Conc. 10, Minden - 1944 Patent from The Crown; 1953 to Floyd Hie. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Minden (Image 11).
Dates of residency:
During the era when pine was king in all Haliburton County, the number one sport may have been fighting. No gang of loggers at any camp could work out the first week without determining by the process of elimination in combat, who was the best man.
By such a series of contest near the turn of the century, a Minden man, William Trumbull, had become top fighting man on the Gull River waters. Tales of his prowess in battle must have reached the Dorset area, for one summer, the reigning Dorset champion eager to extend his conquests, tramped 24 miles down the old Bobcaygeon Road to Minden in hopes of meeting Trumbull. William Trumbull, walking beside his wife, was carrying their baby when the Dorset man finally found him. "are you Billy Trumbull?" he challenged. "Yes," exclaimed the male member of the domestic trio who had never seen the stranger before. "Good!" exclaimed the unknown, "I'm top fighting man at Dorset and I've walked all the way from there just to lick you." Undismayed, Trumbull handed the sleeping baby to his wife and assumed a fighting pose. In the rough and tumble "Toot and nail" engagement which followed, William Trumbull thoroughly trounced the Dorset man. Old timers claim that when the challenger at last cried quits, Trumbull calmly retrieved his child from his wife's arms and proceeded about his business as if nothing had happened. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pgs. 274-275
Preceding landowner: The Crown
Succeeding landowner: 1953 Floyd Hie