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Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Boyd of Bethany came out at the same time, Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Moad were sisters.
Many newcomers stopped at Moads overnight on their way north. The first Methodist Church was built on their property south of Clanwilliam.
John Ashton Moad and Jane had a family of three boys and six girls. They were:
Elizabeth - married Thomas Newton and lived in Neepawa.
Alexander -lived on what is now the Delgaty farm, and later moved to Gladstone (see Moad - Alexander and Jennie).
Isabella - married James Gordon.
Amanda (Minnie) - married Wes Halpenny. Susan -lived at home and never married. Mary - married George Wilson.
John Ashton Jr. - was born the first fall the family lived here. He took over the home farm (see Moad - John and Ethel).
Addie - married John Dorsett.
Albert - the youngest child, died of blood poisoning at an early age.
Jane Hay and John Ashton Moad.
MOAD, ALEXANDER AND JENNIE MOAD, ALEXANDER AND LOUISA
by granddaughter, Harriet (Mayor) Hodges
My grandfather, Alexander Moad, was born in Tae Township, Huron County in Ontario, on December 12, 1863. In 1879 his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Moad, Sr. (see Moad - John and Jane) and their family, along with the R.C. Boyd family, moved west to settle in the province of Manitoba. They came from Portage la Prairie by ox cart. The Moad family settled where the village of Clanwilliam is now situated. They endured many hardships, one of them being having no doctor. Alex Moad always walked slightly stooped forward, because he suffered a back injury in his early years and although his mother did her best to set it, it wasn't as it should have been. When he decided to have a farm of his own, his farm was 320 acres on Sec. 19-15-17 (now the T.
Delgaty farm) three miles north of the town of Min nedosa.
On April 18, 1892 he married Jennie Govenlock. To them were born six children, two of whom died in in- . fancy. Four girls that were born on that farm and received their education in the Minnedosa Schools were:
Flossie, born May 18, 1893, Ida born April 7, 1896, Hazel born in ? and Gladys born in December, 1904.
On April 19, 1909 Jennie Moad died, and in February, 1910, Alex Moad married Louisa Stainsby of Winnipeg. In 1913 he sold his farm to a Mr. Williams, and moved to a farm just outside the town of Gladstone. About 1920 he retired to live in Gladstone, where he died in February, 1937, and is buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery in the family plot.
Flossie Moad was married to Thomas Holder. Flossie now lives in Princess Towers in Brandon, and is the last surviving members of the family.
Ida Moad was married to Harry J.M. Mayor on June 17, 1914, and they farmed in the Gladstone area, until March 25, 1925, when they moved to Crawford Park, Manitoba. Ida died in Minnedosa Hospital August 22, 1976 (my parents).
Hazel Moad married Wesley Black of Neepawa, was divorced, and married Alex Sylvester. She died in Winnipeg, April 7, 1959.
Gladys Moad married James Card no of Alonsa, Manitoba and lived in Winnipeg, then moved to Aldergrove, British Columbia where she died October 31, 1975.
The farm was known as the 'Hazeldene Farm', during Grandpa's time of ownership.
The Mood Family - 1889. Back Row, Left to Right: Minnie, Susie, Alex, Mary, Bel/a. Lower Front: Addie, Albert and John.
MOAD, JOHN AND ETHEL
by Irene (Mood) Erven.
John Ashton Moad Jr. was the second son in his family (see Moad - John and Jane). He married Ethel Rebecca, (see Delmage - Richard and Margaret) in June, 1907, and lived on the original farm near Clanwilliam.