Waterloo Region Generations
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John Douglas Moore, MPP

John Douglas Moore, MPP

Male 1843 - 1917  (74 years)

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  • Name John Douglas Moore 
    Suffix MPP 
    Born 13 Apr 1843  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Business Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Preston Hop Yards 
    • John D. Moore was the last owner and operator of the Preston Hop Yards. When the crop failed in 1905, he had the land surveyed and sold the lots for houses beginning in 1906.
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presb. 
    Elected Office 1875  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden of the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Registrar 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1914  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Residence 1917  138 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Sep 1917  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    politician, farmer, registrar 
    Historic Building North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 24, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    stone house 
    • Constructed in 1875 by George Moore, the house is 1 1/2 stories, walls are mainly fieldstone and limestone.
    Interesting business, politics, public service, building, life story 
    Name J. D. Moore 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-140146P 
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I140146  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father George Moore,   b. 1799, , Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Agnes Douglas,   b. 11 Jan 1815, Beirhope Farm, Hounam Parish, Roxburgh Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1896, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F233584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Leece Moffat,   b. 1852, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1904  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Oct 1878  [7
    Children 
     1. Susan Buchanan Moore,   b. 1 Sep 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Agnes Douglas Moore,   b. 6 Jun 1882, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1971, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. George Pierce Moore,   b. 18 Jul 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1962  (Age 78 years)
     4. Melvina Culham Moore,   b. 7 Mar 1888, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1963  (Age 74 years)
     5. Jennie Thompson "Jane" "Jean" Moore,   b. 24 Apr 1890, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1922, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. Elizabeth Leece "Bessie" Moore,   b. 1 Dec 1892, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F35027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1843 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Preston Hop Yards - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden of the County of Waterloo - 1875 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Registrar - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1914 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1917 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - politician, farmer, registrar - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - stone house - - North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 24, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Douglas Moore
    John Douglas Moore
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
    John Douglas Moore 1906
    John Douglas Moore 1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906 Official Souvenir
    John Douglas Moore 1906
    John Douglas Moore 1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906 Official Souvenir
    John Douglas Moore
    John Douglas Moore
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    John Douglas Moore
    John Douglas Moore
    image from Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

  • Notes 
    • John Douglas Moore was born April 13th., 1843, on the farm near Galt in North Dumfries Township. He was the son of the late George Moore, a native of North Cumberland, England, and of Agnes Douglas, of Roxboroughshire, Scotland. He was educated in the old log school in the Dickie settlement, near Galt. His father, George Moore, purchased 200 acres from the Hon. William Dickson in 1833 at four dollars an acre.

      Born and reared on the farm, the subject of this sketch in early life learned those demands and requirements which go to the making of a successful career.

      His farming interests widened from two hundred acres which he assumed in 1878 to the Scott farm of 200 acres, to the Cunning ham farm of 150 acres and to the Wilson farm, making in all 700 acres, in which he was interested up to the time of his death. Besides farming the business of growing hops claimed his attention for about thirty years. His public career commenced in comparatively early life. In time he became member of the Township Council of North Dumfries and later was reeve and subsequently warden of the County, in 1878.

      In politics Mr. Moore was a prominent Liberal and represented South Waterloo in the Provincial Legislature from 1891 to 1898, during the premiership of the late Sir Oliver Mowat. In 1901 he was appointed to the County Registrarship, which position he filled till his death.
      Mr. Moore was a promoter and charter member of the Galt, Preston and Hespeler Railway, a director and shareholder of the Brantford Binder Twine Company, and president of the Robe and Clothing Company of Kitchener as well as a shareholder of the Brantford Roofing Company.

      In religion, Mr. Moore was a Presbyterian, a former member of the Central Presbyterian Church, Galt, and later a member of St. Andrews Church, Kitchener.

      The late Mr. .Moore was of a genial disposition, affable and friendly. His kindness and consideration of others won him many loyal friends.
      Mr. Moore was married to Elizabeth Moffat of North Dumfries Township, who died in 1904. The union was blessed with one son and five daughters, who survive him.

      Fifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 pg 52

      __________________________

      J. D. MOORE, M.P.P. for S. Waterloo


      Mr. Moore is a splendid specimen of Canadian vim, and is yet a young man; born in 1843, employing the greater part of his life as a farmer, yet finding time to serve his fellowmen, in almost every public capacity. At the present time he represents South Waterloo in the Provincial Legislature.

      1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

      _______________________

      Died At Kitchener, on Wednesday, September 19th, 1917 John D. Moore In his 75th year The Funeral will be held from his late residence, 138 Frederick Street, Kitchener, on Friday, September 21st, 1917 at 2. 15 p. m. thence to Cedar Creek cemetery North Dumfries for interment. Service at cemetery 4. 15 p. m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 3.

    2. [S529] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Cedar Creek CC#4490 Internet Link.
      John D. MOORE/ For 17 years/ Registrar of this county/ died Sept 19, 1917/ in his 75th year/ his wife/ Elizabeth L. MOFFATT/ died June 24, 1904/ in her 53rd year.

    3. [S878] Book - Fifth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Biography of John Douglas Moore pg 61.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 6.

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 53.

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 12.

    7. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 36.

    8. [S512] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Central Presbyterian.
      Elizabeth Leece Moore Born 01 Dec 1892 North Dumfries Parents John D., Mpp Moore & Elizabeth Leece Moffat baptized 29 Dec 1892 Occupation: Farmer

    9. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.