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Agnes Douglas

Agnes Douglas

Female 1815 - 1896  (81 years)

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  • Name Agnes Douglas 
    Born 11 Jan 1815  Beirhope Farm, Hounam Parish, Roxburgh Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Agnes Moore 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presb. 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-275912 
    Died 8 Sep 1896  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I275912  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Douglas,   b. CA 1770,   d. 21 Jun 1830, Beirhope Farm, Hounam Parish, Roxburgh Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Moscript,   b. Jan 1785, Morebattle, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1834, Grosse Isle, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Family ID F44154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Children 
     1. James Douglas Moore,   b. 14 Aug 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1902, St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. William Moore,   b. 11 Jan 1841, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1887, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. John Douglas Moore, MPP,   b. 13 Apr 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Mayor George Douglas Moore,   b. 26 Jul 1844, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1916, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Agnes Moore,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F233584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1815 - Beirhope Farm, Hounam Parish, Roxburgh Co., Scotland 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 MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - 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 MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 8 Sep 1896 - North Dumfries Twp., 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
    Agnes Douglas
    Agnes Douglas
    circa 1894 barbdunn32 originally shared this on 26 Sep 2012 to Ancestry Pubilc Member Tree

  • Notes 
    • MRS. GEORGE MOORE, the mother of John D. Moore, ex-M.P.P., and now Registrar of the County of Waterloo, was a woman worth knowing, because of her sterling character and her true nobility of nature. And a visit with her was always a source of pleasure and profit. She was simple and unconventional in her habits, and void of all affectation and pretense. She worshipped reality and truth and loved real goodness. Her early training had been in the severe and stern school of the Calvinistic creed of her fathers and that had shaped her thoughts, and cut out channels for her feeling and moulded her nature. And all through her life it brought to her profound satisfaction. The Shorter Catechism was with her a textbook of which she never wearied and, like all who learn it early and have it engraven on the memory, it was ever at command to open up and explain some deep question in theology, or to solve some knotty problem in religious experience. Great was her satisfaction in the use of it. When she gave the "answer" to the questions, the "proofs" were not wanting.

      For many years bodily hindered her from attendance on public worship, but her interest in the church and its minister and its members never failed. Being shut in, she gave herself to meditating upon the Word of God day and night, and had thought out to her own satisfaction many large questions of vast moment. And so her straightforward talk, her clear views of the teachings of God's Word, her deep and far-reaching thoughts of life and the life to come, her strong commonsense conceptions of things uttered in terse and telling sentences were very refreshing. It was like a cool invigorating breeze from the salt sea! One institution she greatly enjoyed was the prayer-meeting which had been kept up for over a quarter of a century in Cedar Creek by the members of five or six congregations in that district. It was held in the homes of the people, and when it came to her house it was always a delightful occasion for her. It brought with it spiritual fellowship and spiritual food. The prayers and the preaching were both helpful and inspiring. They ministered materially to her heart-life, increasing her faith, and calling forth her love, and brightening her hope. Often after an address or an exposition I have heard her say: "That suits me." "Aye, that is what is needed."

      She was of a thankful spirit, suffering none of God's mercies to go unmarked. Her thought of this was much in keeping with that of Mr. John Livingstone, of Ancrum, 1650 : "Alas! for that capital crime of the Lord s people barrenness in praises. Oh, how fully I am persuaded that a line of praises is worth a leaf of prayer, and an hour of praises is worth a day of fasting and mourning!"

      Before she was called home she was fully prepared by looking into the Hereafter, and listening to its voices, and longing for its rest, and the riches of its fellowship, and the rejoicing of its love. She was quietly and believingly awaiting the Lord's time. And when He came to receive her unto Himself, it was the answer of many a prayer and the fulfilment of many a promise on which she had firmly builded.

      Ebenezer: A History of the Centrall Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, with brief sketches of some of its members who have passed on the the other side, The Rev. James A. R. Dickson

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      DEATH OF A DUMFRIES PIONEER.

      Mrs. George Moore Succumbs After A Lengthy Illness - Died at the Residence of Her Son Tuesday - A Long and Useful Life


      Of late the grim reaper has been plying his ghastly calling with unremitting zeal in this district, particularly among the aged and Infirm. One of his latest victims is that venerable lady, Agnes Douglas, relict of the late Geo. Moore, of North Dumfries, her death occurring on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. The deceased was one of those heroic women to whom, equally with their husbands, is due the credit of converting the wilderness which Canada was in the early days, to the progressive an prosperous country it now is. The story of her life is an interesting one. She was born in Bearhope, Roxboroughshire, Scotland, 82 years ago. In 1834, after the death of her father, she, with her mother and seven brothers and sisters, the other six children remaining in the land of their birth, came to Canada. While in quarantine at Grosse Isle, near Quebec, the cholera scourge swept the continent, and the mother died, apparently of that dread disease. On the journey to their destination, North Dumfries. yet another member of the family was called away, a daughter joining her mother in the great beyond. The late Mrs. Moore took up her residence in this township and soon after her arrival here was married to the late George Moore, who predeceased her by some years. At the time of her death the deceased was the last survivor of the family, the members of which made their homes in various parts of the world. After her husband's demise, she continued to reside on the homestead, living with her son, John D. Moore, M.P.P. Of the four sons, three survive her. They are: James D., St. Marys; John D., N. Dumfries and George, Waterloo. Some two years ago the deceased lady was obliged to take to her bed, but her general health appeared to be fully as good as when she was able to be about. She preserved her faculties in a wonderful manner and when death claimed her for his own, her intellect was as keen and her mind as active, as when in the prime of life. Until yesterday morning, she was seemingly as well as she had been for years, but a few hours after she had crossed the bourne. She was a member of the C.P. church and before the infirmities of age came upon her, took an active interest in all matters pertaining to the church. Of herself personally, much could be said, but as her goodness of heart,. kindliness of disposition and other, enduring attributes are known to all who know her, suffice it to say, she will greatly missed , as all who, like her, have done much for their fellow beings are. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son, Mr. John D. Moore, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, to the Cedar Creek Cemetery.

      The Weekly Reformer 10 Sep 1896 pg 12

  • 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.
      Agnes DOUGLAS/ relict of the late/ George MOORE/ died Sept 8, 1886/ aged 82 years.

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

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

    5. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 37.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Agnes Douglas Moore Gender: Female Age: 82 Birth Date: abt 1814 Birth Place: Scotland Death Date: 8 Sep 1896 Death Place: North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Old Age #019755