Memorable Manitobans: Alan Stewart Moore (1903-1987)
Born at Winnipeg on 26 July 1903, son of Stephen Joseph Stewart Moore (1872-1936) and Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Capstick (1875-1958), brother of Lavinia Moore, he attended St. John’s High School, St. John’s College, and received an MA degree from the University of Manitoba in 1936, writing a thesis entitled “Daniel Finch, Second Earl of Nottingham, and Sixth of Winchelsea, 1647-1730, His Political Career, 1688-1714.” He was the Principal of Balmoral School (1927-1928), taught at Dauphin schools (1930s) and General Wolfe School (1939-1941), and served as President of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation (1939-1940). On 17 July 1926, he married Dorothy Ellen Hollingshead (c1904-1991) at Winnipeg and they had a son, Robert “Bob” Moore (1932-1999). In 1941, he enlisted in the Canadian military and spent three years overseas with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, serving with the Canadian Army Educational Services. He then spent a year at a ferrying division base at Reno, Nevada. There, he married Beatrice Mary Nixon (1912-1991) of St. Vital, and they later moved to Hanford, California where they had two sons. After a move to Torrance, California, he taught Physics at the Torrance High School (1948-1957) and Algebra at the South Torrance High School (1957-1969). He retired in 1969. He died at Torrance on 16 January 1987 and was buried in the Green Hills Cemetery.
“Matrimonial,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 June 1902, page 9.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Social and personal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1926, page 8.
“Winnipeg man killed when car overturns,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 May 1936, page 1.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Promoted,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 July 1943, page 4.
“Miss Beatrice Nixon weds Canadian officer,” Nevada State Journal, 26 July 1945, page 5.
“Teacher to show vacation films,” Torrance Herald, 27 September 1956, page 32.
Obituary [Margaret Agnes Moore], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1958, page 2.
Obituary [Dorothy Ellen Moore], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 1991, page 25.
Obituary [Margaret Hollingshead Nichol], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1999, page 43.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Richard K. Moore for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 February 2019
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