William Hector Taylor

Settler of township lot: Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront Lot 19, Conc. 4 on Beech Lake running west of McPhail Road.

Land acquisition: 1926 from his father William Taylor. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 242 & 246).

Dates of residency: 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Hector Taylor, farmer, at Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4, Stanhope

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 Bill Taylor. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 310

Mr & Mrs Hector Taylor left Maple Lake in 1932. From the Presentation notice below:
- baseball was played on their grounds
- members of St. Peter's Church

First landowner: 1875 William Nelson Taylor from The Crown

Preceding landowner: 1896 William Taylor

Succeeding landowner: 

  • Lot 19, Conc. 4, Stanhope: 1932 William Ferguson
  • Lot 19, Conc. 4, Stanhope: 1932 Charles McPhail part 2 acres

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Hector Taylor, b. 10 Aug 1899, Stanhope,  d. 1972  (Age 72 years)
    • William Taylor, b. 18 Aug 1860, Cavan, Durham, Ontario, d. 03 Jul 1945, Stanhope,   (Age 84 years)
    • Sarah Ann Beatty, b. 25 May 1862, Stanhope,  d. 19 Jun 1913, Lindsay,  (Age 51 years)
  • Stella Mae Archer

Photo description & source: Mr and Mrs Hector Taylor move to Collingwood 1932. Owner/Source Lydia Coulter Scrapbook Collection - Book 1, Pg 48.File name Mr and Mrs Hector Taylor move to Collingwood 1932.png