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Mary Ann Moffatt

Female 1888 - 1978  (89 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Moffatt  [1
    Gender Female 
    Born 6 November 1888  Pill Farm, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 13 July 1978  Campsie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried after 13 July 1978  St. Marys Cemetery, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I67489  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 March 2007 

    Father Thomas Egbert Moffatt,   b. 2 February 1838, St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 July 1903, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Eva Ophelia Keam,   b. 10 September 1856, St Blazey, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 April 1918, Little Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F47210  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse William Alfred Cable,   b. 23 June 1879, Albion St, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 July 1964, Campsie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 22 November 1907  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Married 1907 Registration No 9732
    Children 
     1. Louie Elizabeth Cable,   b. 1908, Balmain South, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 January 1947  (Age 39 years)
     2. John Alfred Cable,   b. 29 March 1910, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 April 2005, Nursing Home, Gordon, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Kathleen Eva Cable,   b. 3 April 1912, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorothy M Cable,   b. 1 June 1914, Campsie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jean Lillian Cable,   b. 23 April 1916, Campsie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 August 1963, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. Robert Arthur Cable,   b. 31 October 1919,   d. 28 October 1994, Campsie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Living
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     9. Raymond Cable,   b. 1926,   d. 1927, Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Living
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     12. Philip Moffatt Cable,   b. 1932, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 April 1980, Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F47207  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mary Ann and her family migrated to Australia we think - on the Ebenezer and arrived on the 28th Feb 1900 from Fremantle (this has to be checked out)

      Nana was a very determined, strong willed lady. Having reared 11 1/2 children (including Judy Hayne) she had a pretty hard life. Her holidays consisted of a train trip to Grafton to holiday with her daughter Kathleen and her family. Nana and Douglas made the long trip to India in the mid 70's to visit her son John, which would have been one of the highlights of her life. Until her death Uncle Bob still lived with her and before that she would have had Phillip live with her right up until he married. She was a very old fashioned cook. Nana was always conscious of what other people thought and would always dress her children and herself to impress.

      Loving the finer things of life she was one to see lots of movies and loved a concert and a show. She always use to take Judy into town to see the theatre and movies. Cremated and her ashes are at St Mary's Crematorium, Waverley Mary Anne and her twin Eva Ophelia were born in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. When they were abt. 14 they migrated to Australia with their family.

      Mary Anne was a very family oriented woman. She had strong opinions and expressed them when she needed to. She was a very serious woman and had she seldom saw the funny side of things. Having had 12 pregnancies and bringing up 11 children along with a granddaughter, Judith Hayne from the age of 8, she had a very full life.

      Mary was a good Cornish cook. She had her hair done weekly at her daughter Jean's salon at Burwood. (Jean Cable Salon). Mary enjoyed going to the movies and all the shows. She enjoyed getting dressed up and always worried about what people would think.

      My memories of my grandmother are many. I remember the Christmas suppers we always had her house with all the extended family. We would arrive around 5 pm on Christmas evening. She would have laid out on her dining table all the leftovers from her lunch. Lots of Christmas cake and lots of cups of tea . Then she would light then candles on her little tree and we would all sing Christmas carols. Then my grandfather would pass round his fruit jellies he had received for Christmas. The men used to sit out then back drinking beer and the women would sit inside working and chatting.

      I also remember my mother taking us to my grandmother's house to be babysat while she went to the "shop" (hairdressing). I remember my grandfather taking the pennies out of the curtains (weights) and sending us down to the corner shop to buy steam rollers (peppermint lollies). My grandmother would then yell at him. She eventually used metal weights. My grand pop was definitely round her little finger.

      There were lots of tragedies in her life. Her father died in the new country soon after arriving which must have been very difficult for the family.

      She married William Alfred Cable when she was only 19 years old. Her first child Louie, was born in the following year.

      Her husband went to War in 1916 which must have been very traumatic for her and the rest of her children.

      Her son Douglas came back from World War 11 with malaria. He was taken to a hospital in Brisbane and Mary Ann went up to help nurse his recovery.

      Mary Anne lived through the death of 4 children and her husband.

      She had her second overseas journey in abt. 1974, when she travelled to India with her son Douglas to visit her son John, a missionary.

      She lived with her son Bob in her last years in Campsie. She was a very healthy woman until her last few months. The doctors gave her medication she was allergic to and she did not recover.

      She was cremated and her ashes are at St Mary's Crematorium, Waverley. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S897] GEDCOM file from “Thomas Egbert Moffatt's Family3.FTW”, from Kathy Jackson.


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