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Cyrus Scobie[1, 2]

Male 1859 - 1935  (76 years)


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  • Name Cyrus Scobie 
    Gender Male 
    Born 30 July 1859 
    Submitter 934/935 
    Died 11 September 1935 
    Buried after 11 September 1935  Elmview Cemetery, Kars, Rideau Twp., Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35438  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 March 2007 

    Family/Spouse Ann Pettapiece,   b. 7 April 1861, North Gower, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 January 1948  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 June 1882 
    Children 
    +1. Ailsie Viola Scobie,   b. 23 March 1883,   d. 1975  (Age 91 years)
    +2. Thomas Jones Scobie,   b. 28 August 1884,   d. 9 June 1962, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. John Benjamin Scobie,   b. 10 September 1886,   d. 2 April 1969, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Samuel Miller Scobie,   b. 20 April 1888,   d. 1962, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Myrtle Grace Scobie,   b. 24 July 1890,   d. 1966, Peterborough, North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Alexander Moffatt "Sandy" Scobie,   b. 12 May 1892,   d. 19 February 1920  (Age 27 years)
    +7. Cyrus Arnold Adolph Scobie,   b. 1 December 1895,   d. 1970  (Age 74 years)
     8. Sterling Groves Clifford Scobie,   b. 6 September 1897,   d. 1981  (Age 83 years)
    +9. Russell George Scobie,   b. 24 September 1899,   d. 1967, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +10. Earl James Scobie,   b. 15 February 1903,   d. 1983  (Age 79 years)
    +11. Annie May Beryl Scobie,   b. 16 March 1906
    Family ID F12416  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cyrus was the son of Samuel Scobie and Ellen Miller. "Scobie" is originally a Scandinavian name and all SCOBIES are descended from Vikings who settled in Sutherlandshire in the 9th century. The earliest written records, however, connect the SCOIBIES with Perthshire. An Andrew Scobie is recorded as a bailie of Perth in 1369. There are still SCOBIES in Perthshire, especially in Strathearn, and it seems likely the various branches of the family which exist today come from SCOBIEs who migrated in the 18th century. Cyrus Scobie belongs to the "Dailly Scobies" who settled in Dailly in Ayrshire. They trace their descent from William Scobie (1766-1862) who settled in the Girvan valley in Ayrshire and married Barbara Murdock (1763-1838). It is their son, James, who is the ancestor of the Scobies in the Ottawa area. He fought with a Scottish regiment at the Battle of Waterloo but on return to Scotland got into trouble with the military authorities and had to flee the country. He went to the United States, then from there to Canada to Lanark County. He was joined by his wife, Rebecca Wright. James died in 1861 and Rebecca in 1853. Their third son, Samuel (1819-1889), married Ellen Miller and they became the parents of Cyrus.
      From information supplied by Dr. Charles H. H. Scobie. However, Dr. Agnes Groome insists the story is fictional and that James was safely at home in Scotland long after he was rumored to be in North America.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S2189] Book titled “County Cavan to the New World - Descendants of Robert Moffatt and Charlotte Elliott, William Moffitt, Robert Ovens and Liza Keyes”, compiled and written by Margaret Glanfield and Mary Sones, (Self published in loose leaf folder).



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