William Henry 'Harry' Cowen

Settler of township lots: Lots 23 & 24, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location of this 100 acre Lot 23, Conc. 1 which runs north from Tulip Road between Voicey Road and 25th Line Road.

Land acquisition: Illegible reference to William Henry Cowen between 1896 and 1932. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 245 & 248).

Other land:

  • Lots  20 & 21, Conc. 1, Stanhope: This settler (with no family) was enumerated at these lots on the 1901 census. This could be an enumeration error as he is not listed at these lots in the Patent Register - Stanhope (Images 238 & 240).
  • Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 2, Stanhope: 1928 from James & Samuel Fader. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 161 & 163).

Dates of residency:

  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Henry Cowen alone at Lots 20 & 21, Conc. 1?
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 23 & 24, Conc. 1
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Henry Cowan, Carnarvon, Lot 24, Conc. 2
  • 1905 Death of son Harry Bertram Cowen at Lot 24, Conc. 1, Stanhope
  • 1908 Birth of Daughter Myra May at Lot 23, Conc. 1, Stanhope
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Henry & Rose Cowen with 2 children at Lot 23, Conc. 1
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 23 & 24, Conc. 1
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Harry Cowen, Carnarvon Lot 23, Conc. 1
  • 1918 Stanhope Office List: Hy Cowen, Carnarvon Lot 24, Conc. 1
  • 1928 Stanhope Votes List: Harry Cowan and wife Rose Lots 23 & 24, Conc. 1
  • 1944 Death: Stanhope Twp

Interesting facts: 22 Apr 1903 Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Groom: age 32, farmer, residence Stanhope, born Stanhope (?), son of John Cowen & Mary Voicey. Bride 28, domestic, residence Minden, born Lambton. Daughter of John Harrison & Mary Hare.

Preceding landowners:

  • Jonathan Howell 1868 Lot 23, Conc. 1; 1874 Lot 24, Conc. 1
  • 1878 George E. Bates B&S both lots for $800 each
  • 1896 Benjamin Sawyer both lots for $200 each

Succeeding landowner: 1932 Rex Wilfred Cowen (son) both lots

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Henry Cowen, b. 01 Jul 1869, England  d. 22 Oct 1944, Stanhope  (Age 75 years) Buried: Twelve Mile Lake Cemetery
  • Parents: Grandson of William b. 1812
    • John Cowen, b. Jun 1843, England d. 17 Jul 1924, Stanhope,  (Age ~ 81 years)
    • Mary Voicey, b. 12 Jul 1838, England, d. 17 Feb 1907, Otonabee
  • Rose Ellen Harrison, b. Abt 1877, Lambton, Ontario  d. 01 May 1959  Stanhope (Age ~ 82 years) Buried: Twelve Mile Lake Cemetery
  • Children:
    1. Harry Bertram Cowen, b. 17 Sep 1904, Stanhope d. 6 Apr 1905, Stanhope COD Pneumonia
    2. Rex Wilfred Cowen, b. 12 Oct 1905, Stanhope, d. 14 Dec 1977  (Age 72 years)
    3. Myra May Cowen, b. 1 Sep 1908, Carnarvon

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