Robert Irvin Moore

Settler of township lots: Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront Lot 9, Conc. 1 on the west side of Damion Bridge running between Boshkung and Little Boshkung Lakes. See Moorefield Lodge.

Land acquisition: 190? from Alfred Walter Moore. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 82 & 102).

Other land:

  • Lot 15, Conc. 2, Stanhope: Illegible. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 104).
  • Lot 16, Conc. 2, Stanhope: From George Ferrier and sold to Edmond Norman Brown in 1904. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 124 - mostly illegible).

Dates of residency:

  • 1883 Stanhope Voters List: Robert Moore, owner, Lot 16, Conc. 2
  • 1887 Residence: Stanhope
  • 1888 Birth of Son William Moore (1888–) Haliburton
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters LIst: Robt Moore, owner, Lots 13 & 13, Conc 1 & 2
  • 1891 Census of Canada, Stanhope
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: Robert Moore, Carnarvon Lot 16, Conc. 2
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert & Mary M Moore with 5 children at Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 2
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Robert Moore, Carnarvon, Lot 16, Conc. 2
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Robert Moore, farmer, Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Robert G & Mary Moore with 3 children at Lot 9, Conc. 1
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 1
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Robert Moore, Carnarvon Lot 9, Conc. 1
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Robert Moore, Carnarvon Lot 9, Conc. 1
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Robt Moore at Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 1 with Alfred Moore
  • 1936 Death: Carnarvon where he had lived for 4 years. Occupation: Gentleman. Cause of death: Chronic myocarditis, senility

Interesting facts:

In 1904 Robert Irvin Moore bought Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 1, Stanhope from Phoebe Ann Moore, wife of Alfred S. Moore (no relation), named the house Moorefield Lodge and continued to run it as a boarding and tourist home. See Moorefield Lodge.

Mary Matilda (Cryderman) Moore Obituary 1930  See original below. Source: Lydia Coulter Scrapbook Collection - Book 1, Pg 41: On Wednesday morning, Aug. 20th, 1930 there passed away one of Stanhope’s most highly respected citizens in the person of Mary M. Moore, wife of Robert Irwin Moore.  Mrs. Moore whose maiden name was Mary Cryderman was born in East Gwillimbury Township, York County, on October 15th, 1866, where she resided until her marriage to Mr. Moore in 1887. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Hall’s Lake, Stanhope Township, and some twenty-six years ago they moved to “The Point” where they resided until her death. Mr. and Mrs. Moore had many struggles in the pioneer days but by dint of hard work and economy they made one of the most comfortable homes in the township.
In the passing of Mrs. Moore, her husband loses a devoted wife and the family a loving mother. Mrs. Moore was of a kindly disposition and ever ready to help in sickness and trouble. She leave besides her husband, four sons and one daughter.

The 1895 Circuit Register and Minute Book of the Stanhope Methodist Mission (Zion United Church, Carnarvon) lists Robert Moore as a trustee, and one of the 32 members of the church. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 326

In his 1966 Collection of Sketches, "A Near Tragedy", Clayton Rogers tells the story of how George Moore, who was cook for the Robertson Bros. logging operation saved foreman George Robertson's life after Robertson accidentally "ingested aconite, a powerful remedy (poison) kept for emergency and used principally for colic in horses. Mr. Moore the cook headed for the cookery, secured a basin and from the large bake tin on top of the range he ladled out a copious draught of warm grease, this was given to Geo at once and brought on nausea followed by severe vomiting. Mr. Moore received some very warm praise for his immediate action, Geo was little the worse for his experience and was shortly on the job again. Robert Moore retired from the cookery shortly after this and lived out his days at Moorefield Lodge on Lake Boshkung."

Also in his 1966 Collection of Sketches, "The Tourist Industry", Clayton Rogers tells the story of the start of the tourist industry in Stanhope Township: "Among the first to cater to summer visitors in a larger field were Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore. The Moores operated the lodge known as Moorefield Lodge and as early as 1912-15 accomodated up to thirty guests. These people came for quite a long holiday - 2 weeks, mont or some for the season.:

Preceding landowners:

  • 1866 George A. Masson from The Crown
  • 1871 Alfred Moore for $1,000 each
  • 1897 Alfred Walter Moore

Succeeding landowner: 1924 Clayton Rogers

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Robert Irvin Moore, b. 18 Aug 1859, Innisfil, Ontario, d. 14 Apr 1936, Carnarvon, Age 76 years). COD: Chronic myocarditis, senility. Buried: Zion Cemetery
    • William Moore, b. 1826, Ireland
    • Catherine McLean, b. 1827, Ontario
  • Mary Matilda Cryderman, b. 15 Oct 1866, York, Ontario, d. 20 Aug 1930, Carnarvon, (Age 63 years). COD: Liver cancer. Buried: Zion Cemetery
  • Children:
    1. William Silas Moore, b. 17 Jun 1888, Stanhope
    2. Irvin Alexander Moore, b. 27 Feb 1890, Stanhope
    3. John Wesley Moore, b. 24 Jul 1892, Ontario
    4. Ida Mary Moore, b. 03 Jun 1894, Stanhope,  d. 28 Mar 1959  (Age 64 years)
    5. Alfred Robert Moore, b. Feb 1897, Stanhope,

Photo 1: Robert Irwin Moore and Mary Matilda Cryderman. Source: Georgia Schultz originally shared this on 04 Jan 2014

Photo 2: Robert Irvin Moore Family. Source: ElleNorth52 originally shared this on 14 Jan 2012 Linked to: John Wesley, Robert Irvin, Alexander Irwin, Ida Mary, William, Alfred Robert

Photo 3: Grandma Schultz's Photo Album 61. Source: Georgia Schultz originally shared this on 13 Jan 2014

Photo 4: Mary Matilda (Cryderman) Moore obituary 1930. Owner/Source Lydia Coulter Scrapbook Collection - Book 1, Pg 41. File name Mary Matilda (Cryderman) Moore obituary 1930.png