James Ward MOIR

Male 1855 - 1941


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  • Name  James Ward MOIR 
    Born  23 Sep 1855  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  5 Aug 1941  Hoopers Creek, Henderson, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3136  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  9 Nov 2013 

    Father  William Church MOIR,   b. 2 May 1822, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1896, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mariah WARD,   b. 30 Apr 1833, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1888, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Feb 1852  Bedford, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William (C) MOIR, of Halifax, Maria WARD, d/o James, 10 Mile House, Windsor Road¬† 07 Feb.¬† 1852, by Rev. Miller
      Hfx. Acadian Recorder, 14 Feb.
    Family ID  F966  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne Price ARCHIBALD,   b. 27 Dec 1868, Maitland, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944 
    Married  22 Oct 1891  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Ward MOIR, II,   b. 2 Dec 1919, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Putnam Bryden Monteith Archibald Ward MOIR,   b. 25 Feb 1895, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1952, Rochester, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1336  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1855 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1891 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "The Moir family business was established under Benjamin Moir, a native of Scotland, who opened a bakery shop on Brunswick Street, Halifax, N.S. in 1830. After his death in 1845, his son William C. Moir took over the bakery. Between 1862 and 1869 Moir built a five-story plant occupying Grafton, Argyle, and Duke Streets featuring a steam bakery, flour mill and retail store which originally operated under the name Moir and Co. A confectionery plant was opened in 1873 managed by William's son, James W. Moir, who introduced the production of chocolates. In 1875 the name of the firm became William C. Moir and Son. James W. Moir succeeded his father as head of the business in 1896 and his brother, William C. Moir Jr., also joined the firm as an associate. In 1903 the firm known as Moir Son and Co. was incorporated as a joint stock company under the name Moirs Limited. A paper box plant was added to the establishment at Halifax, and a chocolate refining plant, saw mill and wooden box (shook) manufacturing plant were constructed in Bedford where the company later established its own hydro power station. On 29 December 1925, Moirs Limited was incorporated to acquire the old firm. The company was reorganized in 1926 and established branch sales offices and warehouses across Canada and foreign agencies in the West Indies, Central and South America, South Africa, and New Zealand. In 1956 the company left family hands and was reorganized under new president F.M. Covert. Standard Brands Canada Limited acquired Moirs in 1967. The Moirs plant continued in Dartmouth as part of Hershey Foods Corporation." archivescanada.ca