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Thomas William Moffat

Male 1844 - 1923  (79 years)


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  • Name Thomas William Moffat  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Birth 5 May 1844  Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 15 May 1844  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Civil War Muster & Descriptive Roll, Illinois Company B, 12th Infantry, Enlisted 14 August 1861; mustered out 1865 at age 18
    Military?
    Occupation Grocer 
    Residence 1871  Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Obituary Telegraph Herald
    Thursday, 4 Oct 1923
    Thomas W. Moffatt, well known resident of this city, died at his home, 695 West Fifth, Thursday morning at 3 o'clock. He was born in Orillia, Canada, May 15, seventy-nine years ago, and had made his home here for the past seventeen years. He was a member of the local G.A.R. post and served in the civil war under General Grant and marched with Sherman's army to the sea. He enlisted in the war at Dixon, Illinois, September 14, 1861 and was a member of Company B, twelfth Illinois volunteer infantry.
    He is survived by three daughters, Mrs F.S. Wood of Orillia, Canada; Mrs J. Frasher, Minneapolis, and Miss Elma Moffatt, Dubuque, three sons, James L., of St Paul, W.W. and R.A. Moffatt, both of Dubuque. Burial in the East Dubuque, Illinois cemetery.  [5
    Died 4 October 1923  Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6
    Person ID I58898  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 February 2011 

    Father James Speirs Moffat,   b. 1791, Loch Erin, County Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 March 1888, Curtis, Frontier Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Ellen Baskerville,   b. 1818, Youghalarra, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 August 1862, Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F41077  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Sarah Ann Willson,   b. 9 November 1845, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 January 1916, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 April 1868  Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • by the Rev. Mr. Stewart in the English church
    Children 
    +1. Hester Ann “Hettie” Moffat,   b. 20 January 1869, Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1931, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +2. Ellen Peronette Moffat,   b. 31 July 1871, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 April 1954, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. James Leonard Moffat,   b. 21 September 1875, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Wallace Wilson Moffat,   b. 25 November 1879, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1952, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +5. Robert Andrew Baskerville Moffatt,   b. 10 October 1881, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 October 1962, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Elma Alexa Moffat,   b. 21 November 1893, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 January 1930, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Family ID F41073  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Thomas Moffatt Family
    Thomas Moffatt Family
    Image supplied by Christa Hughes. Left to Right: Wallace Wilson Moffat, Elma Alexia Moffat, Sarah Ann Wilson, James Leonard Moffat, Thomas Willliam Moffat, Robert Andrew Moffat (front), Ellen Peronette Moffat, Hester Ann Moffat
    Thomas Moffatt Family
    Thomas Moffatt Family
    Image supplied by Christa Hughes. Left to Right: Minnie Elmira Hazer, Elma Alexia Moffat, Marie Heller, Sarah Ann Wilson, Thomas William Moffat (front), Robert Moffat, Hillman Hazer Moffat (front) James Leonard Moffat

  • Notes 
    • Civil War records :
      Thomas W. Moffitt
      Claimed Residence in Amboy , Illinois

      Enlist Date: 14 August 1861
      Enlist Place:
      Enlist Rank: Priv
      Enlist Age:
      Promoted to Full Sergt
      Served Illinois
      Enlisted B Co. 12th Inf Reg. IL
      Mustered Out on 10 July 1865
      Source: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men


      http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/civilwar
      MOFFITT, THOMAS PVT B 12 IL US INF AMBOY


      Surname index of Frank E. Stevens’ 1914 History of Lee County Illinois
      Moffitt,Thomas W.,97

      08/31/2000

      Heritage Consulting & Services

      It was found that in 1906 Thomas Moffatt, a grocer born in Canada
      attended the #78 post of Dubuque, Iowa. It shows that he died 4 Oct 1923
      and was once a resident of Amboy, Ill and a soldier in Co B 12th Illinois.

      Tom Moffat was in Sherman’s March to the sea.


      Moffatt Grocery, was owned by Thomas W. Moffatt (wife Sarah) at 703 White Street, and when he died the city directory states that Robert A. Moffatt took over. [6, 7]
    • Civil War Muster & Descriptive Roll, Illinois Company B, 12th Infantry,
      Enlisted 14 August 1861; mustered out 1865 at age 18
      Death: 4 OCT 1923 in Dubuque, Iowa 2
      Residence: 1871 Orillia, Ontario, Canada 3
      Occupation: Grocer [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S413] Reunion data file, submitted by C A Hocker.

    2. [S359] Census Record.

    3. [S2414] eMail message titled “Thomas William Moffatt 1844-1923”, from Christa Hughes.

    4. [S380] 1871 Census, Orillia Village /p25, Canada.

    5. [S1110] eMail message titled "Thomas William Moffatt obit", from Christa Hughes.

    6. [S360] Feltus Family Genealogy Records.

    7. [S1112] eMail message titled "Robert Andrew Moffatt obit/his wife Marie J (Heller) Moffatt obit", from Christa Hughes.

    8. [S2278] GEDCOM file titled “lcookFBCGED3.ged”, submitted by La Nell Cook.


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