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).
Dates of residency:
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.:
Succeeding landowner: 1924 Clayton Rogers
Photo 1: Robert Irwin Moore and Mary Matilda Cryderman. Source: Ancestry.ca. Georgia Schultz originally shared this on 04 Jan 2014
Photo 2: Robert Irvin Moore Family. Source: Ancestry.ca 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: Ancestry.ca 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