Outback Graves Markers

Monica Patricia MOFFIT

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Place of Death: Sandstone
Date of Death: 06 December 1911
Date of Burial:06 December 1911
Age:9 months
OGM Ref#: 1222


Loving Memory
Our Little Child
Died 6th Dec. 1911. Aged 9 Months


Alias Pattie. The child is buried in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery, plot number 15. Known as Pattie, her paternal grandmother, Margaret Moffit, died at Port Pirie, South Australia, just five days later. The child's parents were married at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Perth on 15 August 1905 (Marriage Reg. No.1572/1905, Perth). Her siblings were: Constance Pauline born 29 June 1906 at Oroya-Brown Hill mine (Birth Reg.No.476/1906 Mt Margaret); William born 29 August 1907 at Oroya-Brown Hill mine (Birth Reg.No.593/1907, died 1933 at Mt Margaret); Sheila (or Sheelah) H born 1909 at Boulder (Birth Reg.No. 38/1909, Boulder); Kitchie (believed to have been Winefrid Margaret) born 1913 at Black Range, Birth Reg.No.27/1913 Black Range. Gilbert Moffit was the Chief Accountant at the Sons of Gwalia Mine and spoke very highly of the prospects of that mine and the gold mining industry in general. A popular banjoist throughout the goldfields, Gilbert spent 44 years on the WA goldfields, with over 40 of those employed by Messrs Bewick, Moreing & Co., as accountant on different mines under their control at Kalgoorlie, Lawlers, Sandstone, Day Dawn and finally Gwalia. Little Pattie's mother, known as Sadie, came from Westbury, Tasmania. She died at Mt Margaret 14 September 1938 (Death Reg.No.26/1938, Mt Margaret). In 1939, Sheelah (aged 27 years) became engaged to Baronet Cross, a 61 year old confirmed bachelor from Ross-shire, Scotland, who had property in Ross-shire and Dumfries-shire. The wedding was held up for a few weeks due to Miss Moffit nursing her ailing mother and the illness of Mr Cross' brother. The wedding took place in Scotland. In 1943, Gilbert retired and left to make Sydney his home. He died at his more recent home in Kew, Victoria, in December 1950.

Parents:Sarah Emmeline (nee CONNOLLY) and Gilbert Tickle MOFFIT
Birth Details:19 February 1911, Vivien Gold Mine, Harris' near Lawlers;Birth Reg.No.5/1911, East Murchison
Death Certificate:18/1911, Black Range

Relatives click name for details:
Brother WIlliam MOFFIT