1879 - 1952 (72 years)
||Wallace Wilson Moffat [1, 2] |
||25 November 1879
||Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada [1, 2, 3]
||Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA 
||1 April 1930
||Julien Twp., Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA 
- 15th Census of the United States: 1930 Population for Julien Township, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA
||Matthis-Moffatt Company, Printers - Binders, Dubuque, Iowa |
||OBIT 4 May 1952|
Wallace W. Moffatt, former mayor of Dubuque, died Saturday at Finley Hospital. He was 72 years old.
Former Mayor Moffatt Dies
Short illness preceded death
Wallace W. Moffatt, 72, of 1546 Parkway, a Dubuque business man and former mayor, died at 10:45am Saturday at Finley Hospital after a short illness.
Friends may call after noon Sunday at the Egelhof Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2pm Monday at the funeral home. The Reverend G. Dempster Yinger, pastor of St. Luke’s Methodist Church, will officiate. Masonic services will be conducted by the Metropolitan Lodge.
Born in Canada
Moffatt was born on Nov 25, 1879 , in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. He was a son of Thomas W. and Hestor (her name was Sarah) Willson Moffatt. In 1900 he came to Dubuque and began working for the Mathis-Metz Printing Company. It later became the Mathis-Moffatt Printing Company.
He was a member and past master of the Metropolitan Lodge, AF and AM. He was also past monarch of the Oxus Grotto and a member of the Rotary Club. For a number of years he served on the Dubuque City Council.
He also belonged to the Royal Arch Masons, Dubuque chapter No. 3, the Chamber of Commerce, the Dubuque County Historical Society, the Dubuque County Conservation Society, and was an honorary member of the Dubuque Police Protective Association.
Sister, brother Survive
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Joshua Fraser, of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Robert, of Dubuque; two nephews, Dr. Thomas Moffatt, of Denver, Colo., and Hillman Moffatt, of St. Paul, Minn.; and five nieces, Mrs. Wayne Anthony, of Dubuque, Mrs. Harker Spensley, of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Roger Worley, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Gerald Cummins, of Ft. Dodge, Ia., and Mrs. Muriel Zecklin, of Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, James L., of St. Paul, and his two sisters, Miss Elma Moffatt and Mrs. Hestor Woods, both of Orillia, Canada. 
||3 May 1952
||Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA [2, 3]
||Clan Moffat Genealogy
||21 February 2011 |
||Thomas William Moffat, b. 15 May 1844, Canada , d. 4 October 1923, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA (Age 79 years) |
||Sarah Ann Willson, b. 9 November 1845, Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada , d. 11 January 1916, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA (Age 70 years) |
||Family Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Wallace Wilson Moffat|
Image supplied by Christa.
||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
- Notes mention a John J. Moffat, formerly from Davenport, Iowa, who later lived in Muskogee, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
Sidenote: After Robert's wife died (leaving him with 5 kids) they all moved in with Wallace, who was a very stabilizing influence through a tough time. You'll find them all together in the 1930 census. [1, 3]
- [S413] Reunion data file, submitted by C A Hocker.
- [S2414] eMail message titled “Thomas William Moffatt 1844-1923”, from Christa Hughes.
- [S1115] eMail message titled "Robert Andrew Moffatt obit/his wife Marie J (Heller) Moffatt obit", from Christa Hughes.
- [S1121] 15th Census of the United States: 1930 Population.