James Thaxter1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, #2545, b. 24 March 1837, d. 12 March 1907
Last Edited14 Sep 2019
     He was born on 24 March 1837 at Holt, Norfolk, England.5,6,8 He was born circa 1840 in the 1880 census.4 James married Mary Ann Hazell on 3 June 1853 at Hellington, Norfolk, England.9,10,11,4 James married Sarah Hill Smith on 19 February 1885 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.12,13,14,15,5,6,7,16
     He died on 12 March 1907 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 69.6,8 James Thaxter was buried at Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.17,18,6,7

Census Data

     James Thaxter and Anna Thaxter appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois, enumerated 11 June 1880, enumerated as a clergyman.4
James Thaxter and Sarah Thaxter appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Winnebago, Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, enumerated June 1900, enumerated as a carpenter. They had been married for 15 years.5
     James Thaxter and Ann Thaxter were included on a passenger manifest for the "Calabria" dated 6 April 1870 arriving at New York, New York, USA, from Liverpool. He was listed as a labourer. They were sailing in steerage class.19,20 James Thaxter was naturalized on 6 October 1877 at Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, USA.21
     In the obituary of Sarah Hill Smith who died 21 June 1924, Sarah's husband, James Thaxter was listed as predeceased.13

To learn more about gravemarkers in shape of tree stumps and logs, click the following link:
Why Some Gravestones Are Shaped Like Tree Stumps.22

Family 1

Mary Ann Hazell b. c 1838, d. 21 Dec 1882
Marriage*James married Mary Ann Hazell on 3 June 1853 at Hellington, Norfolk, England.9,10,11,4 

Family 2

Sarah Hill Smith b. 25 Sep 1841, d. 21 Jun 1924
Marriage*James married Sarah Hill Smith on 19 February 1885 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.12,13,14,15,5,6,7,16 

Citations

  1. [S10] Langdale Family Record per P. Sine, Family group sheet, c 1964, Rick Moffat Personal Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Page IV.
  2. [S25] Martha White nee Smith photos Photograph, RGM Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Jan008.
  3. [S112] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  4. [S4312] James Thaxter household, June 11, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Saint Charles, Kane, Illinois; Page: 464C; Enumeration District: 093, Ancestry.com Roll: 218; Family History Film: 1254218; Image: 0729.
  5. [S3493] James Thaxter household, June 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Winnebago Village, Winnebago Twp, Winnebago, Illinois; Page: 11B; Family: 236; Enumeration District: 149, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_356.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., James Thaxter.
  7. [S4702] James & Sarah nee Smith Thaxter Digital Photograph, unknown repository, unknown repository address; Photographed by Rick Moffat, 1 Sep 2004, Thaxter, James and Sarah née Smith.
  8. [S4702] James & Sarah nee Smith Thaxter Digital Photograph, unknown repository, unknown repository address, James Thaxter, Holt, Norfolk, England March 24th 1907.
    Sarah Smith Thaxter Lawrenceburg Inidiana Sept 25th 1841 June 21th (sic) 1924
    Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
    THAXTER.
  9. [S1218] FreeBMD (England and Wales), online FreeBMD search, Marriages Sep 1853
    HAZELL      Mary Ann            Loddon      4b     379     
    Thaxter      James            Loddon      4b     379     . Hereinafter cited as FreeBMD.
  10. [S2747] England Marriages 1538-1973, online www.familysearch.org, James Thaxton (sic) - Marriage - Mary Ann Hazell
    05 Jun 1853     Hellington,? Norfolk,? England. Hereinafter cited as England Marriages 1538-1973.
  11. [S2747] England Marriages 1538-1973, online www.familysearch.org, James Thaxten (sic) - Marriage - Mary Ann Hazell
    05 Jun 1853     Hellington, Norfolk, England.
  12. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, Date of Import: 13 Dec 2000
    WFT Est. 1855-1888.
  13. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Published in the Rockford Morning Star (Rockford, Illinois); 22 Jun 1924, Sun; Page 108;
    Mrs. Sarah Thaxter Dies At Winnebago. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  14. [S323] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 , Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 (search page); "Index only, copies may be order"; cited as "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index., Groom -- THAXTER, JAMES; Bride -- SMITH, SARAH H; County -- WINNEBAGO; Date -- 02/19/1885; Vo;ume/ Page -- / ; License -- 37.
  15. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: Sarah Hill Thaxter.
  16. [S7062] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, James Thaxter & Sarah H Smith; 19 Feb 1885. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  17. [S748] Received from Patricia (Tebow) Williams, Map of Winnebago Cemetery As It Is Plotted For Burial (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Block 8 - marked to show relative position of stones for Thaxter, Ed Smith & Maria Smith; (153).
  18. [S749] Received from Patricia (Tebow) Williams, Winnebago Cemetery - Block 8 (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), #43 Sarah Thaxter.
  19. [S6290] James Thaxter entry; Calabria Passenger List, 6 Apr 1870, Name: James Thaxter
    Arrival Date:     6 Apr 1870
    Birth Date:     abt 1837
    Age:     33
    Gender:     Male
    Ethnicity/ Nationality:     English
    Place of Origin:     England
    Port of Departure:     Liverpool, England
    Destination:     United States of America
    Port of Arrival:     New York, New York
    Ship Name: Calabria
    Occupation:     Labourer; in New York Passenger Lists; Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897 (Washington, D.C: National Archives and Records Administration), Microfilm Roll: Roll 325; Line: 5; List Number: 233.
  20. [S6291] Ann Thaxter entry; Calabria Passenger List, 6 Apr 1870, Name: Ann Thaxter
    Arrival Date:     6 Apr 1870
    Birth Date:     abt 1835
    Age:     35
    Gender:     Female
    Ethnicity/ Nationality:     English
    Place of Origin:     England
    Port of Departure:     Liverpool, England
    Destination:     United States of America
    Port of Arrival:     New York, New York
    Ship Name: Calabria; in New York Passenger Lists; Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897 (Washington, D.C: National Archives and Records Administration), Microfilm Roll: Roll 325; Line: 6; List Number: 233.
  21. [S6292] James Thaxter, Court Record (card file), Microfilm Serial: M1285; Microfilm Roll: 167, Name: James Thaxter
    Birth Place:     England
    Court District:     Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
    Date of Action:     6 Oct 1877
    For.& Natl. Rec.6-p.491 Cir. Court Albia, Ia. (Oct 6, 1877); Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  22. [S8696] Atlas Obscura, online Atlas Obscura Articles, Why Some Gravestones Are Shaped Like Tree Stumps. Hereinafter cited as Atlas Obscura.

Vera Ethelwyn Johnston1,2,3

F, #2550, b. 1886, d. 18 July 1963
Father*Arthur C Johnston4,2 b. 1848, d. 7 Aug 1937
Mother*Lavina Shore4,2 b. Dec 1858, d. 4 Feb 1934
Last Edited18 Sep 2017
     She was born in 1886.2,1 Alternatively, she was born in 1888 at Ontario, Canada.3
     She died on 18 July 1963 at Ontario, Canada.1,2,5 Vera Ethelwyn Johnston was buried at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,2

Census Data

     Ethel appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of Earl Johnston and Annie Johnston.6
      ; and, Wyn in Ada Flynn's family history.1 She also went by the name of Winnie as recorded in her obituary.3

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 14. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S113] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 66, ref # 1449. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  3. [S4224] James N. Thatcher, compiler, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004 (Thornbury, Ontario: The Blue Mountains Library, 9 Sep 2011), Johnston, Vera Ethelwyn 'Winnie. Hereinafter cited as Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004.
  4. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 38.
  5. [S4224] James N. Thatcher, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004, Johnston, Vera Ethelwyn "Winnie."
  6. [S7881] Earl Johnston household, Jun 13, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey North, Ontario; Page: 9; Family: 102, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Bertha Irene Johnston1,2

F, #2551, b. 1888, d. 22 February 1920
Father*Arthur C Johnston1,3 b. 1848, d. 7 Aug 1937
Mother*Lavina Shore1,3 b. Dec 1858, d. 4 Feb 1934
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born in 1888.4 Bertha married John Walter Cooper at home on 26 December 1914 at Victoria, Ontario, Canada.5,2 The cause of her death was given as pneumonia following influenza.6
     She died on 22 February 1920 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.7,8,6
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Arthur Johnston and Lavina Shore. Predeceased: J W Cooper.6 Bertha Irene Johnston was buried on 28 February 1920 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (aka Strathcona Cemetery), Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaG, note that the Edmonton Cemetery Interment database shows her date of burial as 2/28/1920, section OA, Block 0160, Plot 2, next to her husband, John.8
     The following obituary appeared Edmonton Journal published in Edmonton, Alberta 23 February 1920:
Mrs. J. W. Cooper Died On Sunday
Mrs. Bertha Cooper, wife of the late J. W. Cooper, who died of pneumonia on Thursday last, has also succumbed to the same disease, death taking place on Sunday at the family home, 9336 108th avenue. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnston of Clarksburg, Ont., and was married in that town in 1914. Three children survive. Funeral announcement will be made later. The parents of Mrs. Cooper are now on their way from the east.6


Family

John Walter Cooper b. Jul 1890, d. 19 Feb 1920
Marriage*Bertha married John Walter Cooper at home on 26 December 1914 at Victoria, Ontario, Canada.5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), page 14. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S1221] Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan (Publisher: John Quanz), Epworth Bramhills by John Quanz, Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan; "This family tree web site lacks sources, so consider data to be of questionable value, and use as an outline for furhter research. At the time of viewing in Sep 2017, it was last updated March 10, 2010"; cited as "Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper., Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper family tee.
  3. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Various Email Correspondence with Cindy Cooper," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, about 2000, Email Jan 15, 2001. Hereinafter cited as "Cindy Cooper messages."
  4. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 3) Bertha Irene Johnston (1888 - 1920) Teacher, Edmonton, Alta.; page 14.
  5. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Farmer, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ont. & Patricia , Alta., Truck driver Edmonton, Alta.; Page 14.
  6. [S8807] Mrs. J. W. Cooper Died On Sunday, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, Feb. 23, 1920, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Bertha Cooper née Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  7. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000, My dad was less than 3 months old (when they died).; Email Jan 15, 2001.
  8. [S688] Edmonton Cemeteries, online http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries/, Edmonton Cemetery Interment database
    Last Name First Name Burial Date Cemetery Section Block Plot
    COOPER BERTHA 2/28/1920 MOUNT PLEASANT 0A 0160 0002
    COOPER J 2/2/1920 MOUNT PLEASANT 0A 0160 0001
    http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/…. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Cemeteries - Search.
  9. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000.
  10. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 4) Edith Irene Cooper (1915 - ) Reg. Nurse, 92 Weir St. S., Hamilton, Ont. L8K 3A7; Page 14.
  11. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 4) Albert Dwight Cooper (1917 - ) Parks Supervisor Toronto Twp., 1198 Whittington Rd., Mississauga, Ont. L5J 3J9 ; Page 15.
  12. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000, Email Jan 11, 2001.
  13. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 4) Walter John Cooper (1919 - ) B.A., Principal Public School, 312 Maple St., Collingwood, Ont. L9Y 2R4 ; Page 15.

John Walter Cooper1,2

M, #2552, b. July 1890, d. 19 February 1920
Father*John M Cooper3
Mother*Mrs (?) Cooper3
Last Edited9 Jul 2019
     He was born in July 1890.2 John married Bertha Irene Johnston at home on 26 December 1914 at Victoria, Ontario, Canada.1,2
     He died on 19 February 1920 at home at 9336 108th avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaG, at age 29.3 The cause of his death was given as pneumonia following influenza.3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): John M Cooper and Mrs (?) Cooper.3 John Walter Cooper was buried on 21 February 1920 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (aka Strathcona Cemetery), Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaG. Note that the Edmonton Cemetery Interment database shows his date of burial as 2/2(sic)/1920, section OA, Block 0160, Plot 1.4,2,3
     The following obituary appeared Edmonton Journal published in Edmonton, Alberta 20 February 1920:
J. W. COOPER DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT FAMILY RESIDENCE
Brother of Advertising Manager of Edmonton Journal Passes Away
John Walter Cooper died at his home, 9336 108th avenue, on Thursday night of pneumonia, following an attack of Influenza. He was in his thirtieth year. Mr. Cooper leaves a wife and three small children. Mrs. Cooper is at present suffering from the influenza, but her condition is improving.

The late Mr. Cooper was the youngest son of John M. and Mrs. Cooper, of this city. He came to Edmonton from Palmerston, Ontario, in 1912. George B. Cooper, advertising manager of the Edmonton Journal, and Ira W. Cooper, of this city are brothers, and Mrs. C. G. Campbell, also of Edmonton, is a sister.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, burial to take place at Mount Pleasant cemetery. The arrangements are in charge of R. F. Howard.3



     In the obituary of Bertha Cooper who died 22 February 1920, her husband, J W Cooper was listed as predeceased.5

The following biographical information was shared , 15 January 2001:
...my grandparents did die very close together. The story is 3 days apart. They died of a flu epidemic that was hitting the west in the 1920's. Right now the name of the flu escapes me. I will try to recall it later. My dad was less than 3 months old. Supposedly Bertha didn't know that John Walter had died. They kept that from her as she was so sick. Their Grandparents, Lavina and Arthur raised the children and that is how they ended up living in the house on the 8th line of Collingwood Township, along with their uncle Earl and his 6 girls.6

Family

Bertha Irene Johnston b. 1888, d. 22 Feb 1920
Marriage*John married Bertha Irene Johnston at home on 26 December 1914 at Victoria, Ontario, Canada.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Farmer, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ont. & Patricia , Alta., Truck driver Edmonton, Alta.; Page 14. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S1221] Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan (Publisher: John Quanz), Epworth Bramhills by John Quanz, Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan; "This family tree web site lacks sources, so consider data to be of questionable value, and use as an outline for furhter research. At the time of viewing in Sep 2017, it was last updated March 10, 2010"; cited as "Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper., Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper family tee.
  3. [S8806] J. W. Cooper Dies Of Pneumonia At Family Residence, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, Feb. 20, 1920, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: John Walter Cooper. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  4. [S688] Edmonton Cemeteries, online http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries/, Edmonton Cemetery Interment database
    Last Name First Name Burial Date Cemetery Section Block Plot
    COOPER BERTHA 2/28/1920 MOUNT PLEASANT 0A 0160 0002
    COOPER J 2/2/1920 MOUNT PLEASANT 0A 0160 0001
    http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/…. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Cemeteries - Search.
  5. [S8807] Mrs. J. W. Cooper Died On Sunday, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, Feb. 23, 1920, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Bertha Cooper née Johnston. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  6. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Various Email Correspondence with Cindy Cooper," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, about 2000, My dad was less than 3 months old (when they died); Email Jan 15, 2001. Hereinafter cited as "Cindy Cooper messages."
  7. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000.
  8. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 4) Edith Irene Cooper (1915 - ) Reg. Nurse, 92 Weir St. S., Hamilton, Ont. L8K 3A7; Page 14.
  9. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 4) Albert Dwight Cooper (1917 - ) Parks Supervisor Toronto Twp., 1198 Whittington Rd., Mississauga, Ont. L5J 3J9 ; Page 15.
  10. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000, Email Jan 11, 2001.
  11. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, 4) Walter John Cooper (1919 - ) B.A., Principal Public School, 312 Maple St., Collingwood, Ont. L9Y 2R4 ; Page 15.

Edith Irene Cooper1

F, #2553, b. 28 November 1915, d. 11 December 2007
Father*John Walter Cooper2,1,3 b. Jul 1890, d. 19 Feb 1920
Mother*Bertha Irene Johnston2,1,3 b. 1888, d. 22 Feb 1920
Last Edited3 Jun 2018
     She was born on 28 November 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.1,2,3,4 Alternatively, she was born circa 1916 at Saskatchewan, Canada, according to the 1921 census.5 Edith married Delbert Cecil Moore on 17 November 1944 at Ontario, Canada.6,2,7
     She died on 11 December 2007 at age 92.4 Edith Irene Cooper was buried.4

Census Data

     Irene appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of Earl Johnston and Annie Johnston.5

Family

Delbert Cecil Moore b. 7 May 1918, d. 16 Jun 2000

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), 4) Edith Irene Cooper (1915 - ) Reg. Nurse, 92 Weir St. S., Hamilton, Ont. L8K 3A7; Page 14. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Various Email Correspondence with Cindy Cooper," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, about 2000. Hereinafter cited as "Cindy Cooper messages."
  3. [S1221] Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan (Publisher: John Quanz), Epworth Bramhills by John Quanz, Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan; "This family tree web site lacks sources, so consider data to be of questionable value, and use as an outline for furhter research. At the time of viewing in Sep 2017, it was last updated March 10, 2010"; cited as "Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper., Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper family tee.
  4. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, E. Irene Moore née Cooper
    Grave marker transcription:
    MOORE
    Delbert C. "Dinty"     May 7, 1918 - June 16, 2000
    E. Irene nee Cooper     Nov 28, 1915 - Dec 11, 2007. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario.
  5. [S7881] Earl Johnston household, Jun 13, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey North, Ontario; Page: 9; Family: 102, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Edith Irene Cooper... m. Delbert Cecil Moore
    P.O> George Medal by King George VI, metallurgical processor; Page 14.
  7. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, Delbert C. "Dinty" Moore
    Grave marker transcription:
    MOORE
    Delbert C. "Dinty"     May 7, 1918 - June 16, 2000
    E. Irene nee Cooper     Nov 28, 1915 - Dec 11, 2007.

Delbert Cecil Moore1

M, #2554, b. 7 May 1918, d. 16 June 2000
Last Edited3 Jun 2018
     He was born on 7 May 1918 at Ontario, Canada.2,3 Delbert married Edith Irene Cooper on 17 November 1944 at Ontario, Canada.4,2,3
     He died on 16 June 2000 at Ontario, Canada, at age 82.2,3 Delbert Cecil Moore was buried at Eastlawn Cemetery, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada.2,3
     He also went by the name of Del1 ; and, Dinty.3
     June 2018 Research notes:
Is this the same person?
canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=44938

Page 399     Orders, Decorations, and Medals

George Medal
FS Delbert Cecil Moore.5

Family

Edith Irene Cooper b. 28 Nov 1915, d. 11 Dec 2007
Marriage*Delbert married Edith Irene Cooper on 17 November 1944 at Ontario, Canada.4,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Delbert Cecil Moore
    P.O. George Medal by King George VI, metallurgical processor; Page 14. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Various Email Correspondence with Cindy Cooper," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, about 2000. Hereinafter cited as "Cindy Cooper messages."
  3. [S3383] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario, Delbert C. "Dinty" Moore
    Grave marker transcription:
    MOORE
    Delbert C. "Dinty"     May 7, 1918 - June 16, 2000
    E. Irene nee Cooper     Nov 28, 1915 - Dec 11, 2007. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Ontario.
  4. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Edith Irene Cooper... m. Delbert Cecil Moore
    P.O> George Medal by King George VI, metallurgical processor; Page 14.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Thomas James Smith1

M, #2556, b. 31 March 1830, d. 21 May 1864
Father*James Smith2,3 b. 28 Mar 1798, d. 7 Apr 1885
Mother*Jane Langdale2,3 b. 17 Sep 1803, d. 1 Jul 1878
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited20 Dec 2017
     He was born on 31 March 1830 at England.4 Thomas married Sarah Beach before 1860.5,2
     He died on 21 May 1864 at Mississippi, USA, at age 34 on the Gun Boat "Hindman" on the Mississippi River of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was in the 2nd Illinois Voluntary Cavalry.2,3,6

Census Data

     Only the head of the household was named in the 1840 census, with the number of household members broken out by age and gender groupings. Thomas appears to have been included in this statistical breakout of the household of James Smith, within the "Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14" grouping.7
     He also went by the name of James.4,8
     The following background information appeared :
( click this link))
Extract of timeline of the Red River Campaign
March 14-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La.,
March 14-26. Bayou Rapides
March 20. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville
March 29-30. Natchitoches
March 31. Crump's Hill, Piney Woods,
April 2. Natchitoches
April 5. Bayou de Paul
April 8. Sabine Cross Roads
April 8. About Cloutiersville
April 22-24. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing,
April 23. Alexandria
April 28 and May 2-9. Retreat to Morganza
May 13-20. Near Alexandria
May 14. Mansura
May 16. Near Moreauville
May 17. Yellow Bayou
May 18. Steamer "City Belle"
May 30. Regiment united at Baton Rouge, La.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 173 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234.6


The following biographical fact was included, after 21 May 1864:
...Thomas James, who was killed in battle during the Civil War, when he was in the command of Gen. Banks...3

     The following background information appeared , October 2016 :
In an Internet search, I found that General Nathaniel P Banks was involved in the Red River Campaign shortly before James' reported date of death on May 21, 1864. Apparently James Smith was involved in this campaign, and died from wounds in one of the final skirmishes. - Rick Moffat

( click this link)) viewed Nov. 29, 2003.

RED RIVER CAMPAIGN. The Red River campaign of March to May 1864 occurred during the Civil War after the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. At that time President Abraham Lincoln authorized a campaign against Shreveport, Louisiana, then the temporary capital of Confederate Louisiana. It was a major supply depot and a gateway to Texas. Though the operation was opposed by generals Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman,qv and Nathaniel P. Banks,qv it was favored by General in Chief Henry W. Halleck. Banks was commander of the Department of the Gulf and was engaged in operations against the Confederacy along the Texas Gulf Coast. Under some pressure from Halleck, Banks concentrated his forces on a campaign to secure the area along the Red River to Shreveport. Objectives for this campaign included preventing a Confederate alliance with the French in Mexico; denying southern supplies to Confederate forces; and securing vast quantities of Louisiana and Texas cotton for northern mills. By 1863 Confederate general Richard Taylor,qv with his headquarters in Alexandria, was aware that Union operations up the Red River were under consideration as a means to penetrate the Department of Texas. The Red River was navigable by steamship for as many as six months of the year and could provide for cooperative army and naval operations. It could support shifting bases as an invading force pressed into the interior. He made his concerns known to Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith,qv commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, and through him, to President Jefferson Davis.qv Taylor began to establish supply bases up the Red River; this included the rehabilitation by Walker's Texas Divisionqv of Fort DeRussy near Simmesport, Louisiana. He began to warn citizens of the impending operations, and to limit the sale of cotton to speculators who were selling to northern buyers. After failing to stem significantly the sale of cotton, Taylor by early 1864 had ordered that all bailed and seeded cotton be burned.

In the spring of 1864 General Banks began to gather his forces-an army of about 17,000-for a march to Alexandria, Louisiana. In Alexandria, Banks was to join a 10,000-member troop detachment from General Sherman's Mississippi command and a 15,000-member troop detachment under Gen. Frederick Steele. The detachment from Sherman's Army of the Tennessee was under the command of Gen. Andrew J. Smith. Smith's forces, escorted up the Red River by a fleet of ironclads and gunboats under Adm. David D. Porter, disembarked at Simmesport and captured the partially completed Fort DeRussy on March 14. Smith and Porter occupied Alexandria on March 19. Banks arrived on March 25, a week late. Steele was delayed and was too late to take part in the campaign. The movement of the Union forces up the Red River was slowed by unseasonably low water levels, which hampered Porter in getting his ships over the rapids. Gen. Richard Taylor, in command of the Confederate forces opposing Banks, was retreating upriver as he awaited Confederate troops that were on the way to assist him. Taylor's forces consisted of Maj. Gen. John George Walker'sqv Texas Division, Col. William Vincent's Second Louisiana Cavalry, and William Mouton's Louisianans, with a small brigade of Texans under the command of Brig. Gen. Camille A. J. M. Prince de Polignac;qv reinforcements of cavalry and infantry were coming from Texas. On March 21 the Federals captured 250 of Vincent's men near Henderson Hill after a small skirmish. Brig. Gen. Thomas Green'sqv Texas cavalry joined Taylor at Pleasant Hill. Green was placed in command of Taylor's rear guard and Taylor fell back to Mansfield.

The Union forces had reached the Natchitoches area by April 2, 1864, and remained there until April 6, when they took a road to Mansfield toward Shreveport. Banks was unaware that another road followed the river and would have allowed support from the Union gunboats. The column was led by the cavalry, under Brig. Gen. Albert L. Lee; following were a large supply train of some 350 wagons, the Thirteenth Corps, the Nineteenth Corps, and a force under Gen. A. J. Smith. On April 7, three miles north of Pleasant Hill, Lee's cavalry skirmished with Green's rear guard. On April 8 the Union column was strung out single file along some twenty miles of road when it encountered the Confederate force about three miles south of Mansfield. Upon contact with the Confederate forces, General Banks came up the column and assumed command. He ordered reinforcements under Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin from the rear, but they were delayed by road congestion. Before the reinforcements could reach the front, General Taylor, with a total force of 8,800, attacked. The Federals, even with Franklin's arrival, were routed. The battle of Mansfield may have been the most humiliating defeat of the entire war. The Union forces of 12,000 had 700 men killed or wounded and 1,500 taken prisoner; 20 Union artillery pieces and 200 wagons were captured, and almost 1,000 horses and mules were lost. The Confederate army of 8,800 had 1,000 killed or wounded. Banks fell back to Pleasant Hill. William H. Emoryqv and the Nineteenth Corps moved up and met with Taylor's pursuing forces at Pleasant Grove. On the late afternoon of April 9, the Confederate forces attacked. They were repulsed and retired from the battlefield. During the night of the 9th General Banks gave the order to retire to Grand Ecore, Louisiana. The expedition seems to have been abandoned at this point, as the retreat continued down the Red River. The Union forces, especially those under the command of Gen. A. J. Smith, looted, burned, and destroyed everything in their path as they moved south. Admiral Porter, under harassment, also retreated down the river, and on reaching Alexandria he was once more slowed by low water over the rapids. Army Engineer lieutenant colonel Joseph Bailey constructed a series of wing dams that permitted Porter and his boats to pass on May 13. That same day A. J. Smith's troops burned the city of Alexandria to the ground. Taylor continued to harass the retreating Union army, with the final skirmishes of the Red River campaign occurring at Mansura, Louisiana, on May 16 and at Yellow Bayou on May 18.

Art Leatherwood.9

     The following analysis is from my personal research and reflects my attempts to consolidate information from different sources.
I have found records of three civil war soldiers by the name of James Smith that could be the son of James Smith and Jane Langdale.

First, James Smith is the one who died on the gun boat Hindman (see details above) during General Banks' Red River campaign. This aligns with family history that he served with General Banks, and is my current preferred candidate.

Second, the Winnebago history of 1877 lists a James Smith of the 90th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A who enlisted Aug 5, 1865 (sic) and died in Mississippi Sept 21 1863. While this regiment served in many famous battles, it was not involved in the Red River campaign. In September 1863, it was at Black Hill as part of the action following the siege of Vicksburg and Jackson. This seems to be a less likely candidate for "our" James Smith.

Third, James M. Smith who was in the 74th Infantry which was organized at Rockford, several miles from Winnebago and Seward Township. However, this candidate survived the war.

Fourth, Smith Jas. e. Aug 9, 1862, deserted Sept. 4, 1862.10

Family

Sarah Beach b. b 1844
MarriageThomas married Sarah Beach before 1860.5,2 
Child
  • Mary C Smith b. c 1860; Since the 1880 census shows that the father of Mary C Smith, the grand-daughter of James Smith, was born in England, I assume that he was Thomas. According to my research so far, he was the only one of James' linving sons born in England.11,12

Citations

  1. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 108. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  2. [S112] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  3. [S301] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, ...Thomas James, who was killed in battle during the Civil War, when he was in the command of Gen. Banks...
    Note: were Thomas and James two siblings and this is an editorial error, or were they one person?; p. 108.
  4. [S112] Michael Peacock, Dec 13, 2000, James Smith born in England, March 31, 1830.
  5. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, They were married before James was killed in the Civil War, and possibly after the family returned to the USA from Collingwood Twp, Ontario in about 1856.
  6. [S4624] U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2123, Name: James Smith
    Death Date:     21 May 1864
    Death Place:     Gun Boat Hindman Miss Rover [I read River, not Rover]
    Enlistment State:     Illinois
    Rank:     Private
    Company:     I
    Regiment:     1 Ill V Cav [I read 2 Ill V Cav]
    Box Number:     8. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers.
  7. [S7093] James Smith household, Jun 1, 1840 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: 77; Image: 307 ; Family History Library Film: 0007723.
  8. [S4624] U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2123, Name: James Smith.
  9. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  10. [S8104] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), Page 334; 74th Infantry, Company E; Smith James M. e. Aug 14 '62, m.o. June 10, 1865
    Page 336; 90th Infantry, Company A; Smith James, e. Aug. 5, 1865 (sic) died Miss., Sept. 21, '63. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  11. [S2871] James Smith household, June 2, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 323.1000; Enumeration District: 236, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_262; Family History Film: 1254262; Image: 0147.
  12. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Since the 1880 census shows that the father of Mary C Smith, the grand-daughter of James Smith, was born in England, I assume that he was Thomas. According to my research so far, he was the only one of James' linving sons born in England.

Albert Dwight Cooper1,2

M, #2559, b. 6 December 1917, d. 3 January 1991
Father*John Walter Cooper3,1,2 b. Jul 1890, d. 19 Feb 1920
Mother*Bertha Irene Johnston3,1,2 b. 1888, d. 22 Feb 1920
Last Edited18 Jun 2018
     He was born on 6 December 1917 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,3,1,2 or circa 1918 at Saskatchewan, Canada, according to the 1921 census.4 Albert married Ruth Henrietta Breadner on 9 September 1944 at Presbyterian Church, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.5
     He died on 3 January 1991 at Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at age 73.3,2

Census Data

     Albert appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of Earl Johnston and Annie Johnston.4
     Albert Dwight Cooper was Maintenance Supervisor.3 He was cremated at Glen Oaks Crematorium, Oakville, Halton County, Ontario, Canada.3,2

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), 4) Albert Dwight Cooper (1917 - ) Parks Supervisor Toronto Twp., 1198 Whittington Rd., Mississauga, Ont. L5J 3J9 ; Page 15. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S1221] Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan (Publisher: John Quanz), Epworth Bramhills by John Quanz, Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper - Chapter 3.4 - By Lauretta Shewan; "This family tree web site lacks sources, so consider data to be of questionable value, and use as an outline for furhter research. At the time of viewing in Sep 2017, it was last updated March 10, 2010"; cited as "Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper., Sarah Ann Bramhill Cooper family tee.
  3. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Various Email Correspondence with Cindy Cooper," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, about 2000. Hereinafter cited as "Cindy Cooper messages."
  4. [S7881] Earl Johnston household, Jun 13, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey North, Ontario; Page: 9; Family: 102, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000, Email Jan 11, 2001.

Ruth Henrietta Breadner1

F, #2560, b. 6 May 1923
Last Edited7 Feb 2009

Family

Albert Dwight Cooper b. 6 Dec 1917, d. 3 Jan 1991

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981). Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Various Email Correspondence with Cindy Cooper," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Ontario) to Rick Moffat, about 2000. Hereinafter cited as "Cindy Cooper messages."
  3. [S92] Cindy Cooper, "Cindy Cooper messages," e-mail to Rick Moffat, about 2000, Email Jan 11, 2001.