William Milton Gartshore / Amy Welch

Settler of township lots: Lot 11, Conc. 9, Stanhope

Link to Gartshore family on the Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree website

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 87 acre irregular, waterfront lot which runs south from Little Hawk Lake Road, includes Halls Lake Road south past Hillcrest Lane east of Hwy 35 at Halls Lake.

Land acquisition: 1911 from Walter Johnson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 103).

Other land: Lot 11, Conc. 10,, Stanhope: 1911 from Walter Johnson; 1922 Amy Gartshore (his widow)

Dates of residency:

  • 1901 Census of Canada, Anson & Hindon - boarder living with Thomas and Matilda Bradley in Anson township
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope:
  • 1919 Death: Lot 12, Conc. 10, Stanhope. Occupation: lumberman

Other residents: 1891 Stanhope Voters List: R. J. Hunt is listed at Lot 12, Conc. 10 and Lot 15, Conc. 10 for which there is no patent register 

Interesting facts:

Milton Gartshore became a famous logging foreman. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg, 287.

First landowner: 1882 James Cooper

 Preceding landow ner:1908 Walter Johnson

Succeeding landowner: 1920 William James Cooper (Amy Welch's second husband)