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Two of my great-great-great grandparents were Robert & Margaret Moore
  Margaret Moore, d. 1875, Cranbrook Ontario


Robert MOORE born in Ontario about 1831. He married Margaret (probably maiden name MOORE) about 1849.

They are in the 1851 census in Toronto twp., with their 2 year old son Samuel. Also living with them is Joseph MOORE, age 73, widower

On 27 Dec 1865 they purchased lot 33, con 13, Grey twp, Huron Co from Samuel HANNAH for $350. On the deed Robert Moore was "of Grey twp., Huron Co". On 19 March 1867, Robert signed an agreement with Thomas LEE, lumber merchant of McKillop twp, for $50 to sell 359 trees "smallest to be two feet across", over 4 years. See microfilm GS-1681 for both deed (file#357/8) and 'tree' agreement (file#544).

Margaret died in 1875 and is buried at Knox Presb. (Cranbrook), con 11, lot 15, Grey twp., age on tombstone = 42. Death reg # 3274-1875 gives cause of death as miscarriage, and age as 42 years, 9 months. Dr. HOLMES of Brussels was the physician

Robert was still alive in 1875, but in the 1881 census all of his children are either on their own, or with other relatives. There was a Robert MOORE who died 10 Jan 1879 in Yorkville (death reg 18399-79) - this Robert was age 49 yrs + 2 months and born in Canada which fits what we know about "our" Robert. He died of contusion of the brain from a fall. There is an account of the accident in The Mail of 11 Jan 1879 that describes Robert MOORE as a farmer, living in the 2nd con of York twp. The accident occurred while threshing as it appears Robert climbed on top of the machine and for one reason or another, then fell off of it..... This still needs a bit more research

Children of Robert & Margaret:

Samuel, b. Abt. 1850, Ontario; d. November 08, 1898, Etobicoke, Ontario. He married Ada Ann TRUEMAN (called Annie) on October 01, 1880 in Brampton, Ontario, daughter of Richard TRUEMAN and Rebecca MELLOW. See part 2 below

Jane. b. abt. 1854 in Blanchard, Perth Co. She married Ephraim HOPKINS April 12, 1883 in Peel Co., Ont (probably Derry West), son of Peter HOPKINS and Margaret OLIVER. In 1883 Ephraim was a resident of Streetsville. Jane & Ephraim had at least one child: Margaret Jane b. May 25, 1885, Toronto twp.(birth reg # 26821-85). Ephraim was born about 1846 in Trafalgar twp.

  • Jane & Ephraim had at least two children, Margaret Jane born 25 May 1885 (birth reg # 26821-85) and Verda May born 21 Dec 1883 (birth reg 25575-84, infm on birth reg was Charles W. Armstrong, inn keeper in Toronto twp)

James, b. abt. 1856, Blanshard twp., Perth Co., Ontario; died before April 1885; m. Mary Jane REYNOLDS, December 01, 1880, Chinguacousy twp., Peel Co. Mary Jane was born in Albion twp about 1862, d/o George REYNOLDS (born Ireland) and Susannah HARDWICKS (b. Thistletown). In 1880 James was resident of Brampton, laborer, (marr reg # 08749-1880) and the witnesses at the marriage were John J. HEPTON & Susannah REYNOLDS. After James died, Mary Jane re-married, to a John CURRY, s/o Robert & Mary Ann - the marriage was on 8 April 1885 in Toronto twp. John was born about 1857 in Canada and he was a farmer.

(As an aside, Susannah REYNOLDS was sister to Mary Jane, and she married John HEPTON in 1881: 009013-81 (Peel Co): John J. HEPTON, 25, farmer, born Burnhamthorpe, resident of Malton, s/o David & Susannah, married Susan REYNOLDS, 20, born in Albion, resident of Chinguacousy, d/o George & Susannah, witn: William HEPTON of Malton & Edward McCORMACK of Woodbridge, 20 Dec 1881 at Brampton)

Robert Jr. b. abt. 1858, Hibbert?, Perth Co; m. Lily WARD, December 28, 1886, Toronto. In the 1891 census Robert & Lily are in St. Patricks Ward (G-9), Toronto, page 10, mfilm T-6372. Robert is a brakesman & for some reason there are no children....... In 1927 Robert was the informant on brother Judson's death reg and gives his address as 918 Ossington Ave., Toronto.

  • Children of Robert & Lily: George Judson MOORE born 3 Nov 1888, reg 36872-88 (father was a brakeman in Guelph at the time); Robert Stuart MOORE born 9 Nov 1890 [could be 1891] and Margaret Ina May MOORE born 10 Feb 1902 .
  • George Judson MOORE died 4 Aug 1889 in Toronto, age 9 months, congestion of the brain. reg 16968-89.
  • 1911 census, Toronto North, 66 ward 4, pg 4, 110 Lippincott St., street laborer, son Robert S.'s occupation given as stenographer
  • Robert Stuart MOORE married Rena Evelyn BLAKE on 14 Sept 1921 in Toronto. Rena was d/o Richard BLAKE & Frances FARRIER & she was age 29, born in Toronto, and a teacher in Toronto in 1921. Robert's birth place is given as Stratford Ont. Witnesses: Harold & Gertrude BLAKE of 81 Indian Road. Marr reg 5650-21

John b. abt. 1861.

Judson, b. June 1862, Grey Co; d. May 02, 1927, Toronto Western Hospital. In the 1891 census Judson was living in Toronto with brother Robert. He died of liver cancer, was unmarried, a shoemaker, and is buried at Malton (death reg # 3635-1927)

William b. abt. 1865.

Rachel, b. April 12, 1867, Grey twp., Huron Co., Ontario; d. September 06, 1948. She married William STANFIELD February 23, 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, son of Thomas STANFIELD and Ann FLEAR. Rachel & William are buried in Burnhamthorpe cemetery. (with thanks to Jeannette Flear for her help with the Stanfields)

Children of Rachel & William:

Daisy, b. June 09, 1887; m. Nathan H. POND, June 30, 1909. In 1909 Nathan was age 33, blacksmith, living in Jarvis, and he was s/o Richard POND & Annie HOOVER. In 1909 Daisy was a school teacher in Townsend. They were married in Hamilton (marr reg # 22538-10). In the 1881 census, Richard & Ann POND are in Walpole twp in Haldimand Co with their 9 children: Amelia 19; John 17; James 15; Elizibeth 13; Wesley 11; Joseph 8; Nathan 6; Henry 3; Mary 0 (born in March).

Robert William, b. March 31, 1889, Dixie, Ontario; d. January 27, 1966, Cooksville, Ontario . He married Lillian Rose MILLER. Their children: Harvey, Violet (m. Melville INGLIS), Robert, Rose (m. Peter LARKIN), Frank, Ernest Oscar, Audrey (m. Arthur COLLINS), Merion, Victor and Hazel (m. Albert NUTTALL)

Florence Nightingale., b. April 11, 1891.  She married Cecil Henry PARDY on 24 Jan 1917 in Cooksville (15807-17) with witnesses Mrs. W. McDevitt of Bobcaygeon & P.R. Pardy of Smith Falls.  Florence died 17 Nov 1961

May Wilhelmina, b. September 18, 1893; m. Gordon DEVITT.

Verda Viola, b. February 17, 1896; m. a THAN.

Arthur Surgey, b. August 09, 1900, Toronto twp., Peel Co., Ontario.  He married Mabel Edith GRICE

Caroline, b. 21 Feb 1903.  She married Albert Clarkson GRICE on 18 June 1924 in Toronto (2303-24) with witnesses Hannah & William Chantler of 54 Millwood Rd in Toronto

Clarence Lloyd, b. 30 June 1906.  He married Ruth Margaret SMITH

Victor Guy, 31 Oct 1908

Hazel, b. 22 March 1912


Lily, b. March 1871, Grey twp., Huron Co., Ontario.

Part 2. Family of Samuel MOORE & Ada Ann TRUEMAN:

In 1880, Samuel was a resident of Chinguacousy twp, his occupation given as thrasher. The witnesses at the wedding of Samuel and Rebecca were Robert MOORE of Brampton & Isabella TRUEMAN of Toronto twp

In the 1891 census they were living in Toronto twp., Peel Co., and Samuel's occupation is given as toll gate keeper.

Samuel died in an accident in 1898, the cause of death on the death registration being: "accident in a cutting box"; his address at the time was Cooksville. An obituary appeared in the Cdn Champion (Milton) and it states that his arm got caught in the cutting box and that he bled to death.

Children of Samuel and Annie::

Richard Elmer, b. July 15, 1881, Chinguacousy twp; 1901, living at home, Toronto twp. He married Maud DARLING in Toronto on 5 June 1907 (marr reg 2316-07). At that time Richard was a shipper. Witnesses at the marriage were Erson Albert MOORE & Rose DARLING, both of Toronto. Richard & Maud had at least 2 children: Irene Edith born 6 April 1908 (birth reg 3218-08) & Harold E.L. born in 1910. In the 1911 census this family is at 88 Pears Ave? in Toronto.

Lilly Florida ("Aunt Flo"), b. December 22, 1882; 1901, living at home, Toronto twp

Erson Albert b. September 20, 1884; 1901, living at home, Toronto twp. In 1911 he is in Battleford Sask. - single, farmer.

Ina Rebecca, b. March 20, 1886; d. November 05, 1967. She married Cecil Lincoln (or Lionel) FLINT Bef. 1906, son of Frank FLINT and Marion ("Dot") ILIFF. One child: Frank Lionel, b. March 20, 1907, Toronto, Ontario; d. October 13, 1984, Toronto, Ontario; m. Grace Marguerite ELLIOTT, August 03, 1925, Buffalo, NY. Grace was baptised, 26 July 1908, at St. Johns Norway, sponsors: Ruby ELLIOTT & Godfrey R HEWLETT

Sadie, b. 1888; d. Bef. 1901.

Lloyd R., b. July 13, 1888; d. December 07, 1966. Lloyd's wife's name was Myrtle and they had 4 children: Ina, Grace, Maxine, and Louis Lloyd

  • Lloyd's name is actually Cedric Robert MOORE (he appears as Cedric in 1901 census, and on his marriage regn
  • Cedric married Myrtle CLUFF on 26 April 1911 in Tuckersmith twp., Huron Co.
  • Myrtle was d/o Samuel CLUFF, farmer, & Jenny WHITESIDE.
  • Cedric/Lloyd was a driver, living in Toronto, at the time of his marriage
  • reg # 6085-11, witness were Miss Violet CLUFF of Christchurch Ont & Mrs. Rev. C. COUZENS of Hensall,

Myrtle Viola b. December 26, 1890; d. February 12, 1978. She married Alfred James TIPPING ( January 05, 1891 to May 11, 1978) and they had one child: Frederick John, b. February 03, 1911; d. September 10, 1986; m. Emily CROZIER. Alf & Myrtle were married for 69 years, and they are buried at Britannia Road cemetery.

  • Alf TIPPING was s/o Alfred James TIPPING & Elizabeth ELLIGET who were married in Toronto on 30 April 1889.

Ada, b. 1891; d. Bef. 1901.

Harley Victor b. September 07, 1893; m. Lillian Maud HERD, April 10, 1912, Toronto. At this time, both Harley & Lillian were residents of Toronto, witness at wedding: Lottie F. HARRIS. ( marr reg # 25568-12). Lillian was d/o Walter HERD & Jane MITCHELL. Harley & Lillian had a stillborn child on 2 April 1933 at TGH in Toronto (death reg 3309-33)

Rena A. L. b. February 01, 1896. She married David YOUNG on 3 Dec 1919 at Parkdale Presbyterian Church. They had a daughter Pauline. David was d/o David YOUNG & Alexis WEST.

Samuel, b. February 01, 1898;


(Peel Co) John MOORE, 30, Toronto twp, Toronto twp., age 30, farmer, s/o
Samuel & Mary, married Mary SHORT, 20, of Toronto twp., d/o Benjamin & Ann.
. Witnesses Joseph & Isabella STANFIELD of Toronto twp. June 14, 1876 at
Toronto twp



There was a Samuel MOORE who died at 557 Dufferin St. in Toronto (but whose residence was Shelburne Ont), on 22 May 1936, at age 100 + 9 + 17.  He was a widower, wife's name was Margaret.  He was born in Canada in 1835, s/o Samuel MOORE & Jane DILLINGER (both born Canada).  The informant on the death reg (#3946-36) was his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Whitney of 557 Dufferin St. in Toronto.