MOIR, Minnie Gordon

1876 - 1964

Minnie Gordon Moir, was born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1876, daughter of Lewis Moir (28 February 1844-11 February 1912), of Stonehaven, Scotland, a commercial traveller in clothing, and his wife Sarah née Knowles (1841-1910), step-daughter of Edward Coppinger, who married at Beckenham, Kent on 8 October 1867. In 1881, Lewis Moir of London, came to Ipswich and took over the Ipswich firm of Alston & Co., trading as Alston & Moir at 8 Butter Market and 11-13 Thoroughfare as tailors, outfitters and clothiers. In 1901, Minnie was a 25 year old, living at 42 Warrington Road, Ipswich with her parents, 57 year old Lewis and 59 year old Sarah and her 21 year old brother James Reid Moir (1879-1944), the archaeologist. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1895-1896. Her mother died in 1910 and Minnie married at Ipswich in 1913, 33 year old Herbert Wilkey Fry (11 November 1879-31 March 1948), a corn merchant's assistant, and they lived at 29 Constitution Hill, Ipswich. Minnie was of 35 Constitution Hill, Ipswich when she died at Wear Home, Witnesham, Ipswich on 3 October 1964, aged 89.