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Moir, George R. 1855-1936


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 2/1/2006 at 15:21:32

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 10, 1936, Page 1, Column 5:

Widely Known And Prominent Stockman Dies
George R. Moir Was Successful Farmer In Sioux County Many Years
Instructor In His Youth
Formerly Served In Capacity Of Public Official

Death claimed George R. Moir, 81, prominent farmer and stockman in Sioux county for many years, at his home, 205 Fifth Avenue SW., in this city, Tuesday evening. Infirmities of age were the cause of death. He had been in failing health for a year.

George R. Moir was a native of Canada, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Moir, immigrating from Scotland to Canada in early days, and was born at Exeter, April 17, 1855. He received a good education in his native place and when a young man taught school for ten years.

While resident of Sioux county in addition to farming successfully, he served as county and township clerk for a number of years, and was active in community affairs. He came to LeMars six months ago to make his home.

He was married to Mary Florence Tucker, May 15, 1883, in Sioux county. He is survived by his wife and seven children, George A. Moir, Ellsworth, Neb.; Will R. Moir, Maurice, Iowa; Carl R. Moir, Akron; Roy E. Moir, Sioux City; Mervin Moir and Glenn Moir, Orange City, and Mrs. Lloyd Laughton, LeMars.

Two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Eason and Bertha Florence Buss, preceded him in death, the former in 1918, and the latter five years ago.

He also leaves three sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Richard Hawkins, Seney; Mrs. Merrill McMullen, Larchwood; Mrs. Van Witchell (sic--Van Wechel), Barnsville (sic--Barnesville), Minn.; R. J. Moir, LeMars; Robert Moir and Peter Moir, Mitchell, S. D.; Andrew Moir and Thomas Moir, of Andover, S. D.

Funeral Friday Afternoon

The funeral will be held at the residence this Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. M. B. Phillips officiating, and interment will be made in the cemetery at Seney. His six sons will act as pallbearers.


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