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Jane Ann Smith

Female 1877 - 1937  (59 years)


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  • Name Jane Ann Smith  [1
    Gender Female 
    Born 25 April 1877  Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence 1881  7 Crescent St., Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Marriage License 11 December 1908  Arklay Street Hall, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Occupation Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Dressmaker
    Died 2 January 1937  Clydebank, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • Cerebral Haemorage
    Buried 6 January 1937  Old Dalnottar Cemetery, Clydebank, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72377  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 February 2008 

    Father William Alexander Smith,   b. 7 November 1847, Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Mother Jemima Ross,   b. 1851,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Family ID F50693  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse John Moffat,   b. 16 June 1887, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 April 1960, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 11 December 1908  Arkley St., Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Rita Moffat,   b. about 1909, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1914  (Age ~ 5 years)
    +2. John Moffat,   b. 3 May 1912, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1981, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Isabella Millar Moffat,   b. about 1914, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 August 1935, Dunoon, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Arthur Smith Moffat,   b. 26 September 1915, Clydebank, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971, Clydebank, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Family ID F50585  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JANE ANN Moffat nee Smith 1882

      Born 25 Apr 1877 at 6 am, 52 Rosebank St, Dundee and registered by father William Smith

      It looks like Jane Ann, known as Jeannie, was 11 years older than her husband, John Moffat. However, on her marriage certificate she is stated as being Jeanie aged 26 and John as 23. John was only 21 and she would have been 31. Her death certificate calls her Jean and her age as 53 when she must have been 60. Apart from the birth certificate all other certificates rely on what the registrar is told and obviously no proof was required. Parents are mentioned on both marriage and death certificates in Scotland so it is reasonable to suppose that both she and John lied about the age difference.

      Her husband John Moffat called her Jeanie, her name on her son Arthur's birth certificate is Jane but Jean on her marriage and death certificates. However, I can only find a Jane Ann born to a William Smith and Jemima Ross, the parents named on her marriage and death certificates. Robert Moffat and Annie Laurie or Larew were the witnesses to her wedding to John Moffat.

      She was a tailoress by trade but spent most of her time fighting causes. She played quite a prominent role in Glasgow with regard to the Daily Mail boots for poor people. Apparently they had to form queues for these boots and of course, this was embarassing and degrading so it was arranged for them to have coupons to take to shoe shops instead.

      She had apparently had an operation in her 40’s where a swab had been left inside her and she became addicted to chloroform which she used as a painkiller. She died of a cerebral haemorage on 2 Jan 1937 at 10.05 pm at 50 Townend Road of a cerebral haemorage. Informant was her husband John Moffat. Legend has it that she was playing the piano for the other patients on New Years Eve. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1567] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat Tree.paf.ged”, submitted by Rita Moffat.

    2. [S1595] BMD Registrar, Dundee. St Clements282/03 0340, Angus County.

    3. [S1592] 1881 Scottish Cencus, Dundee, Scotland.

    4. [S1594] Statutory Marriage Dundee St Andrews., Angus County.

    5. [S1596] Statutory Deaths 496/00 0003, Dumbarton County.



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