Settler of township lots: Lot 2, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, 74 acre waterfront lot on the south shore of Green Lake.
Land acquisition: 1900 from The C .L. & C. Co. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 15)
Dates of residency:
Interesting facts: aka William James Bice Boice
William Boyce was a genial trapper and woodsman who operated a general store in Guilford. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds.
Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg 159
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 Boice. Ibid. pg. 310
Wm Boice represented Maple Lake on the 1900 committee that merged the Maple Lake Church with the 21 member congregation at Pine Lake Church, both of which met in school houses, to build the frame Maple Lake Church at the burying ground at Clark’s Corners. Source: Ibid. pg. 326
Succeeding landowner: 1942 Mary Boice, (William's widow) sold to Cora Sawyer (her daughter).
Photo 1: Boice family picture - William, Petra Mary Jane, Stella, Burt, Cora, Rex, Hazel. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 24 Oct 2010
Photo 2: Boice house. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 17 Oct 2010
Photo 3: Grandma Sawyer family. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 08 Sep 2010
Photo 4: Old hunting picture. Source: Ancestry.ca PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 08 Sep 2010
Photo 5: West Guilford store, built by William Boice in 1922 and operated until 1940. Source: PeggySawyerPouw originally shared this on 09 Oct 2010