William Windfield Moore

24 May 1887–13 October 1977 (Age 90)
Penniac, Saint Marys, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of William Windfield

When William Windfield Moore was born on 24 May 1887, in Penniac, Saint Marys, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Alexander Moore, was 27 and his mother, Anna Christa Johnston, was 20. He married Elizabeth May Boyce on 13 May 1911, in Marysville, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1887 and York, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 13 October 1977, in Saint Marys, York, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

William Windfield Moore
Elizabeth May Boyce
Marriage: 13 May 1911
Aletha Pearl Moore
Edward William Moore
Aleyne Mary Moore
Norman Walter Moore

Spouse and Children

13 May 1911
Marysville, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada



    Edward William Moore


    Aleyne Mary Moore




    Norman Walter Moore


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 14

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 50

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 68

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Moore in household of Wm Moore, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William W Moore in entry for Moore, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • W.w. Moore in entry for Aletha Pearl Moore, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"

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