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James Spiers Moffat

  • Birth 1791 Ireland
  • Death 8 Mar 1888 Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: cemetery in NE but which one unknown at present
  • Memorial ID 80567718

Lincoln County Tribune, North Platte, Nebraska, VOL. IV, 10 March 1888

Frontier County.
From the Curtis Record.
Frontier County boasts of a citizen who is nearly a centenarian. His name is James Moffat, and he lives about five miles south of Curtis. In three years more he will have completed his one hundreth birthday, and is still able to walk a mile without becoming fatigued.

During the active period of his life he was a minister of the gospel. He was born in the year 1791, fifteen years after the United Colonies declared themselves free and independent of Great Britain. During the eventful course of his life he has witnessed the wars of 1812, the Mexican war, and the civil war. He was born in a time when stage coaches were the only means of conveyance, when the steamboat was unknown, and the railroad was a thing unheard of. Since that time he has witnessed the arrival of all these, together with the telegraph, telephone, and the innumerable and countless inventions and improvements in the way of machinery. The thoughts of what this man has seen, leads one to compare the present age with that in which the morning of his life was spent, and to cause those who are in the active period of their lives to appreciate more fully the advantages which the present age of thought and progress affords.


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  • Added: 16 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80567718
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Spiers Moffat (1791–8 Mar 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80567718, ; Maintained by CJ (contributor 46936035) Cremated, Other, who reports a cemetery in NE but which one unknown at present.