William James Cooper Jr

Settler of township lots: Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 98 acre Lot 26, Conc. 2 running east from the 25th Line Rd one lot south of Hwy 118.

Land acquisition: 

  • Lot 26, Conc. 2, Stanhope: 1897 from John Johnston. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 165).
  • Lot 27, Conc. 2, Stanhope: 1897 from William James Johnston; 1940 to Wesley James Cooper. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 170).

Other properties:

  • Lot 10, Conc. 8, Stanhope: 1920 94 acres from James Cooper. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 52).
  • Lot 10, Conc. 9, Stanhope: 1920 99 acres from James Cooper. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 38).
  • Lot 11, Conc. 9, Stanhope:  99 acres from William Gartshore. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 103).

Dates of residency:

  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: W. J. Cooper, Boskung Lot 27, Conc. 2
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope : William J Cooper, alone at Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 1
  • 1901 Marriage: Eva Dawson (1884–1902) Maple Lake
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: This settler was listed at these lots
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Wm Jas Cooper, farmer, Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 2
  • 1903 Death of infant son Frederick Dawson Cooper at Lot 26, Conc. 2. Cause of death: Broncho Pneumonia
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: William J & Annie Cooper and 3 children at Lot 26, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: This settler was listed at these lots
  • 1911 Stanhope Township Post Office List: at Lot 25, Conc. 2 Maple Lake
  • 1918 Stanhope Township Post Office List: at Lot 25, Conc. 2 Maple Lake
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: W J & Annie Cooper at Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 2
  • 1934 Death: Haliburton

Interesting facts: From Obituary for William J. Cooper, Maple Lake See photo 3 below

The grim reaper Death has again called one of our oldest residents in the person of William Cooper after a short illness with great suffering. All that medical aid could do was done but of no avail. Mr Cooper was born at Boskung Lake in 1873. He lived there until about 35 years ago when he bought a farm at Maple Lake and made a home for himself and family. Mr. Cooper made many friends, always lived an upright and honest life, and was a staunch member of the Anglican Church, always ready to help in the work for the benefit of the church of which he was a regular attendant.

Preceding landowners:

  • Lot 26, Conc. 2: 1875 John Johnstone
  • Lot 27, Conc. 2: 1883 William James Johnstone
  • Lot 10, Conc. 9: 1882 James Cooper
  • Lot 8, Conc. 10: The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 

  • Lot 26, Conc. 2: 1940 Wesley James Cooper
  • Lot 10, Conc. 9: 1926 Henry Webster part
  • Lot 8, Conc. 10: 1969 William Gartshore

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William James Cooper, b. 03 Dec 1873, Stanhope, d. 2 Oct 1934, Maple Lake, (Age 60 years). COD: Acute pancreatitis. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents:
    • William Cooper, b. 29 Sep 1843, England d. 22 May 1926, Stanhope, (Age 82 years)
    • Fanny Sims, b. Mar 1843, England d. 29 Sep 1923, Stanhope, (Age ~ 80 years)
  • Family 1: Eva Dawson, b. 06 Apr 1884, Stanhope,  d. 25 Oct 1902, Stanhope, (Age 18 years)
    Parents:
    • Stephen Dawson, b. 03 Mar 1852,  Durham, Ontario, d. 19 Apr 1945, Alberta, (Age 93 years) 
    • Rhoda Anne Bull, b. 30 Jan 1862, Northumberland, Ontario
    Child: 1. Frederick Dawson Cooper, b. 25 Oct 1902, Stanhope, d. 23 May 1903, Stanhope, (Age 0 years). Cause of death: Broncho Pneumonia
  •  Family 2: Annie Henderson, b. 02 Mar 1885, Guilford,d. 14 Feb 1951 (Age 65 years)
    1. Bessie Ellen Cooper, b. 31 Jan 1906, Maple Lake, d. 26 Nov 1970 (Age 64 years)
    2. William Cecil Cooper, b. 5 Feb 1908, Maple Lake, d. 1998 (Age 90 years)
    3. Mabel Irene Cooper, b. 15 Nov 1909, Stanhope, d. 02 Aug 1998 (Age 88 years)
    4. Elizabeth Annie Cooper, b. 12 Dec 1911, Stanhope
    5. Frederick Norval Cooper, b. 1914, Ontario, d. 2 Oct 1997, Haliburton, Dysart, (Age 83 years)
    6. Lillian Adeline Cooper, b. Abt 1916, Ontario, d. 16 Jul 1938, Toronto, (Age ~ 22 years)
    7. Wesley James Cooper, b. 12 Jun 1918, Ontario,  d. 13 Oct 1993 (Age 75 years)
    8. Brazil Admiral Cooper  b. 20 Sep 1920, Stanhope,d. 04 Jan 1921, Maple Lake, (Age 0 years). COD: Whooping cough, bronco pneumonia
    9. Murray Rayburn Cooper, b. 19 Mar 1926, Ontario, d. 25 Aug 1994  (Age 68 years)

Photo 1. Ancestry.ca top from rgwilso originally shared this on 29 Dec 2014    

Photo 2: Will Cooper & Eva Dawson. Source: Ancestry.ca JoyceEWilliams originally shared this on 17 Nov 2013

Photo 3: William James Cooper obituary 1934 Owner/Source Lydia Coulter Scrapbook Collection - Book 1, Pg 44

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