William Alexander Moffatt

24 December 1881–4 June 1948 (Age 66)
Leetonia, Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Alexander

When William Alexander Moffatt was born on 24 December 1881, in Leetonia, Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Robert Anderson Moffatt, was 26 and his mother, Annie Jeannette Crawford, was 20. He married Susanna Shaffer on 25 June 1909, in Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 4 June 1948, in Perris, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Moffatt
Susanna Shaffer
Marriage: 25 June 1909
Sonny Moffatt
Mabel Elizabeth Moffatt
Annie Jeannette Moffatt

Spouse and Children

25 June 1909
Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 1

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Moffat in Dumfriesshire, named in Gaelic as ‘the long plain’, from magh ‘plain’ + fada ‘long’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Moffatt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm A Moffatt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Moffatt in household of Robert Moffatt, "United States Census, 1900"

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