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Oliver Leroy Moffatt[1]

Male 1877 - about 1958  (81 years)


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  • Name Oliver Leroy Moffatt 
    Gender Male 
    Born 17 March 1877  Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "I remember it because of St. Patrick's Day" - William Christian Moffatt, 26 Dec 1992, Neosho, MO.
    Died about July 1958  Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried about July 1958  Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I58319  Clan Moffat Genealogy

    Father Thomas Franklin Moffatt,   b. December 1835, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1900  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Francis “Fannie” Amelm Lufton,   b. April 1843, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1900  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Family ID F40724  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Bertha Virch,   b. 7 December 1873, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about December 1945, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married about 1901  Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. William Christian Moffatt,   b. 21 October 1912, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F40723  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Grandson Robert William Moffatt remembers "Grandpa Oliver had a wooden leg with a hinge that he never oiled. You could hear him coming for miles." - "Interview with R.W.Moffatt," June 1992, , Germany. Oliver lost his leg in 1929 when a drunken driver hit a wheel barrow he was using for coal deliveries pinning his leg between the barrow and the steel wheeled coal wagon. He probably never felt a thing since he usually nipped at grandma Birtha's homemade beer. He preferred to tell the grandchildren that a beer wagon ran over him. Oliver worked: Not accepted for WWI service because he was too old, he worked in Peoria until 1927; 1927-1929 Forest Park, IL unloading coal cars & delivering coal. 1929-1943 unemployed & kids took care of the family. 1943-1945 ground lenses in a binocular factory. Spent 1-2 years in jail for assault & battery around 1909-1911. Born on St. Patrick's day, (Son William Christian says "that's a good day for an Irishman to be born"), Oliver died in Peoria, IL of a blood clot in the heart. He is buried in Peoria, IL. - "Interview with William Christian and Robert William Moffatt," James Anthony Moffatt, interviewer, 26 Dec 1992, Neosho, MO.

  • Sources 
    1. [S287] GEDCOM file JamesBMoffatt.ged, from Tony Moffatt, Clan Moffat Society Member #1421.

    2. [S283] .



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