|Birth: ||1840, England|
|Death: ||Aug., 1878|
The following is an excerpt from a book, the name of which follows this excerpt. This is an exciting discovery since the Lone Fir Cemetery does not have in their records that Walter was buried there but he did get buried there and a very long time ago to be sure. It would be no surprise if his burial event was lost as far as records go, since records were so poorly kept in most cemeteries clear back in the 1870's.
"In 1862 they went to Europe and traveled for 2 years in France and the British Isles, spending much of their time at Walter's boyhood home in England.
Walter Moffett was a ship builder. While out on a long voyage in 1878 the mystic boatman bore him to that haven beyond the shores of time. His body was brought home, and rests in the Lone Fir cemetery, with his three sons
and only daughter.
(The excerpt also mentions that at the time of this writing in 1905 when Walter's wife was at that time remarried to Charles Cartwright, that Walter and Charlotte had six children together, "One daughter and five sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Moffett,
of whom two are living — James and William")
ref: The Souvenir of Western Women
by Mary Osborn Douthit 1905
The above information smartly discovered by FAG member=
Mr. Moffett's Remains.--The remains of Mr. Walter Moffett arrived at San Francisco from Honolulu on last Thursday, and were placed on board the steamship "Elder" which left there on Saturday for this city. The deceased was prominently connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and his funeral will probably be conducted by that order.
The Oregonian newspaper, Aug. 12, 1878, page 3.
Walter Moffett's Remains.--The steamer "Elder", which has arrived, brought to this port the mortal remains of Walter Moffett, who died on board the bark "Edward James" on the passage from Honolulu to Tahiti. The funeral is announced to take place from his residence, corner Salmon and Seventh streets, tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:30 o'clock P.M. The funeral will be conducted by the members of Samaritan Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F., of which lodge deceased was an honored member. The members of Willamette Engine Co. No. 1, of which Mr. Moffett was also a member, will also attend the funeral in uniform.
The Oregonian newspaper, Aug. 14, 1878, page 3.
THE MEMBERS OF WILLAMETTE ENGINE Co. No. 1 are requested to meet in full uniform, at their hall, on Thursday afternoon, August 15th, at 1:30 o'clock promptly, for the purpose of attending the funeral of our late fellow member, Mr. Walter Moffett. The Chief Engineer, the assistant Engineer, the Board of Delegates and the members of the several companies constituting the department in uniform, are respectfully solicited to participate in the ceremonies, and they are requested to arrive at No. 1's house, not later than 2 o'clock on the above date. By order of the Foreman.
aul4d2t JOHN O'CONNOR Sec'y.
The Oregonian newspaper, Aug. 15, 1878, page 2.
Charlotte Ann Moffett Terwilliger Cartwright (1842 - 1915)
James Peter Moffett (1861 - 1931)*
Carrie Moffett (1865 - ____)*
William Henry Moffett (1870 - 1919)*
Ernest Moffett (1874 - ____)*
Note: Walter has no gravestone.
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
Plot: Sec 2, Lot 10
Created by: Nathan Haines
Record added: May 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90005876