Person:Janet Moffat (11)

m. 4 Jun 1852
  1. Robert Moffat1852 - 1871
  2. Thomas Graeme Moffat1854 - 1943
  3. Robert David Moffat1856 - 1930
  4. Janet Moffat1858 - 1932
  5. John Graham Moffat1860 - 1918
  6. William Moffat1862 - 1918
  7. James B Moffat1864 - Aft 1889
  8. Isabella J R Moffat1866 - 1885
  9. Walter Renwick Moffat1868 - 1930
  10. Roger George Moffat1874 - 1956
  11. Alfred Moffat1877 - 1942
m. 20 Jan 1897
  1. Walter Thompson Riddell1897 - 1978
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] Janet Moffat
Alt Name[5] Jennet Moffat
Alt Name[3] Janet Moffit
Alt Name[6] Janet Moffatt
Gender Female
Alt Birth[4] 22 Feb 1850 Upper Canada, Canada
Birth[4][6][7][10] 22 Feb 1858 Newtonville, Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canada
Alt Birth[3] 1858 Upper Canada, Canada
Alt Birth[1][5] Abt 1861 Ontario, Canada
Marriage 20 Jan 1897 Haldimand, Ontario, Canadato Walter R Riddell
Residence[9] 1914 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Residence[10] 1 Jun 1921 Frobisher, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death[2][8] 10 Jan 1932 Frobisher, Saskatchewan, Canadaat her brother Alfred's farm, north of town
Burial[8] 11 Jan 1932 Frobisher Resthaven Cemetery, Frobisher, Saskatchewan, Canada

Mrs. Janet RiddellS2 dies at age of 74 years, after short illness

On Sunday morning, 10th inst., there passed away at the home of her brother, Alfred Moffatt, north of Frobisher, Mrs. Janet Riddell, relict of the late Walter R. Riddell of Frobisher, Saskatchewan The deceased lady was aged 74 years and up to quite recently she had enjoyed reasonably good health for her advanced years. The deceased lady was a truly noble character, one whose life exemplified the very finest qualities of human nature; truth was the inspiration of her life and by daily kindness she testified its great worth. As a friend and neighbor she had few equals and her tender solicitude for those near to her, endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. Predeceased by her husband a little over twelve months ago she devoted her life to those near and dear to her, yet she had always time to console any person who came to her for sympathy or advice. Born in Newtonville, Ont. On 22nd February, 1858, she was the eldest daughter of Walter and Agnes Moffatt. She married Walter Riddell on 10th January, 1896 in Cobourg, Ont. After some time spent in the east they moved to the great new west in February, 1917, and settled in Frobisher district. One son was born to the union, Walter T. Riddell of the staff of the "Star-Phoenix" at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and to this only son, who was present at his mother's side when she passed into her reward, we extend sincere sympathy in his great loss. Three brothers survive, Rodger and Alfred Moffatt of Frobisher and Thomas of Newcastle, Ont. She was predeceased by one sister and seven brothers. The funeral service took place on Monday afternoon at the home of her brother Alfred, when a large number of relations and friends gathered to pay their respects to the memory of a noble woman. Rev. James Bright of the United Church , Frobisher, officiated, and delivered an impressive oration on the text "She hath done what she could." Several hymns, favorites of the deceased were impressively rendered. Interment took place in Frobisher cemetery in a plot beside where her husband was laid. There were no flowers, this being the spe(cific request of the) deceased.

Aunt Janet Hume gave me a single earring and matching brooch that had belonged to her Aunt Janet. She can remember when Janet came to stay at the farm due to her having cancer.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Tree, in Heather (Best) Mattinson with annotations by Janet (Moffat) Hume -- 1996
    Page 1, 1996.

    children 4) Janet (1858-

  2. 2.0 2.1 Passing of a Frobisher Lady, in Obituary -- Riddell, Janet (Moffat) -- 1932

    clipping from an unidentified newspaper

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Durham, Ontario, Canada West. 1861 Census of Canada West. (Ottawa, Ontario, Cabada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Page 26, # 7, 16 Jan 1861.

    Clarke, Film C-1016

    Moffit Walter; Occ: farmer; Birthplace: Scotland; Age: 35; Sex: m,Status: m(arried); # 1
    Moffit Agnes; Occ: -; Birthplace: Scotland; Age: 30; Sex; f; Status:m(arried); # 2
    Moffit Elizabeth; Occ: -; Birthplace: Scotland; Age: 25; Sex; f;Status: -; # 3
    Moffit Robert, Occ - labourer, Birthplace - Upper Canada, Age - 9, Sex- m(ale); # 4
    Moffit Thomas; Occ: labourer; Birthplace: Upper Canada; Age: 7; Sex: m;Status - (single); # 5
    Moffit David; Occ: labourer; Birthplace: Upper Canada; Age: 5; Sex: m;Status: - (single); # 6
    Moffit Janet; Occ: -; Birthplace: Upper Canada; Age: 3; Sex: f; Status:- (single); # 7
    Moffit John; Occ: labourer; Birthplace: Upper Canada; Age  ; Sex: m;Status: - (single); # 8

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Walter R Riddell household, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Page 2, 31 Mar 1901.

    ON NORTHUMBERLAND (West/Ouest) (#96) Subdistrict: Hamilton D-5

    year of birth is suspect. It is not consistent with her given age of 53, or with other census data.

    16 12 Riddell Walter R. M Head M Aug 31 1844 56 O r Scotch CanadianPres Farmer
    17 12 Riddell Janet F Wife M Feb 22 1850 53 O r Scotch Canadian Pres
    18 12 Riddell Walter T. M Son S Nov 22 1897 3 O r Scotch CanadianPres

  5. 5.0 5.1 Walter Moffat household, in 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions. (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT84150-3400, 2001)
    Page 6 Family 29, 4 Apr 1881.

    Census Place: Clarke, Durham West, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375878 NAC C-13242 Dist 128 SubDist C Div 3

    Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
    Walter MOFFAT
    M M 55 Scottish Scotland Occ: FarmerReligion: Presbyterian
    Aggnes MOFFAT
    F M 48 Scottish Scotland Occ: FarmerReligion: Presbyterian
    John MOFFAT
    M 19 Farmer O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian Church of Scotland
    William MOFFAT
    M 17 Scottish O <Ontario> Occ:Farmer Religion: Presbyterian
    James MOFFAT
    M 15 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Walter MOFFAT
    M 11 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Rodger MOFFAT
    M 7 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Alfred MOFFAT
    M 3 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Jennet MOFFAT
    F 20 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Bella J. MOFFAT
    F 13 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian

  6. 6.0 6.1 Walter Riddell Jnr & Janet Moffatt, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario)

    Name:Walter Jno Riddell [I read Walter Riddell Jnr]
    Birth Place:Hamilton
    Estimated birth year:abt 1844
    Father Name:Walter Riddell
    Mother Name:Mary Renwick
    Spouse Name:Janet Moffatt
    Spouse's Age:40
    Spouse Estimated Birth Year:abt 1857
    Spouse Birth Place:Clarke
    Spouse Father Name:Walter Moffatt
    Spouse Mother Name:Agnes Graham
    Marriage Date:20 Jan 1897
    Marriage Place:Northumberland
    Marriage County:Northumberland
    Family History Library Microfilm:MS932_93

  7. Family Tree, in Family Tree of White Family copied by Myrtle (White) Moffat 1936

    Janet (Moffat) -- February 22nd, 1858

  8. 8.0 8.1 Video of the gravestone, in Frobisher Resthaven Cemetery Video
    7 July 2002.

    Janet Riddell - 1858 - 1932

  9. Interview, in Janet (Moffat) Hume; Interviewer: Rick Moffat -- July 23, 2000
    23 July 2000.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Walter Riddell household, in Assiniboia (census division), Saskatchewan, Canada. 1921 Census of Canada
    1 Jun 1921.

    Name: Janet Riddell
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Married
    Age: 63
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Birth Place: Ontario
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Spouse's Name: Walter Riddell
    Father Birth Place: Scotland
    Mother Birth Place: Scotland
    Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
    Province or Territory: Saskatchewan
    District: Assiniboia
    District Number: 214
    Sub-District Number: 9
    City, Town or Village: Frobisher Village
    Section Number: 4st Street
    Municipality: Frobisher
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Walter Riddell 76
    Janet Riddell 63