Moir, Mary 1862-1939
Posted By: Viv Reeves, Volunteer (email)
Date: 7/12/2007 at 15:27:20
From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, December 15, 1939, Page 1, Column 6:
Mrs. Mary Moir Take By Death
Taught School Here In Pioneer Days
Mrs. Mary Moir, 77, resident of Plymouth and Sioux counties for over fifty years died at her home 123 Third Avenue NW Thursday afternoon following an illness of a year caused by failing powers and complications.
Mary Florence Tucker was born at Portsmouth, Ohio, March 14, 1862, where she received her early education and engaged in the profession of teaching.
Coming to LeMars in the early eighties she taught school in Fredonia township. She was married at Seney May 15, 1883, to George R. Moir and they farmed successfully over fifty years on their place in Sioux county. On retiring from active farm life they came to LeMars in 1935 and established a comfortable home. Mr. Moir died April 7, 1936.
Mrs. Moir leaves six sons and a daughter, Rev. George Moir, Macon, Neb., Will Moir, LeMars, Carl R. Moir, Akron, Roy E. Moir, Sioux City, Mervin Moir and Glen A. Moir of Orange City and Mrs. Lloyd Laughton of Elgin township, 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Ella Moir, who lived with them and faithfully tended her in long illness. Two brothers, George and Bert Tucker, who lived in LeMars in early days preceded her in death.
Mrs. Moir was a member of the Methodist church. She enjoyed a large acquaintance and was highly esteemed in a large circle of friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the residence with services in the Methodist church at Seney at 2 o'clock. Rev. Richard Mohler, the pastor will conduct the service. Interment will be made in the Seney cemetery.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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