Jack and Jennie Moulding, 1945
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- Jennie's family had come to Oakville, Trafalgar Township in 1840 from Ireland because of the potato famine. Jennie was a singer and met Jack through their church. As a young groom, working for the Gerard family of Garswood Hall, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, he had driven the family each week to church services and become Roman Catholic himself.
In 1910, Jack came to Canada at the request of Mr. Herbert Cox, to manage the family stables on their estate on the Lakeshore Highway in east Oakville, (Trafalgar Township at the time). A British trained horseman, Jack was responsible for the family riding horses, the polo ponies and field, the carriage horses and hunters.
He joined the 9th Mississauga Horse and then the 4th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles during World War One and served as an officer servant/batman (a similar job to that of the Boer War) for Captain Kenneth Marlatt of Oakville, a relationship of friendship that lasted their lives.
Jennie and Jack's son, Paul, was born during this time on the Cox estate.
After 1924, Herbert Cox was in Canada at the estate only during the summer. Jack had the opportunity to move to manage the stable of Charles Howard in Greenwich, Connecticut, where daughter Joan was born. Mr. Howard was Master of the Hunt for the area. The work was with hunters and the family's pleasure horses.
The Moulding family returned to Oakville in 1937, when Joan was 11, because Jack's health was declining.
- Jack's parents were Thomas Kinder and Ann (or Anne) (Humphrey) Moulding, of Wigan, Lancashire.
Jennie McDermott, age 30 when she married, was working as a stenographer. Her parents were John McDermott and Mary O'Connor. Jennie's middle name is in honour of St. Ligouri.
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- October 1945
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- John Thomas Moulding, called Jack, married Oakville, Ontario resident, Jennie Ligouri McDermott, aged 30, on September 3, 1923. Jack was 44 years old when he married (born 1879). His obituary appeared in the Toronto Daily Star November 6, 1945 stating that he left a widow Jennie, son Paul and daughter Joan. Jack's parents were Thomas Kinder and Ann (or Anne) (Humphrey) Moulding, of Wigan, Lancashire. Jennie McDermott, age 30 when she married, was working as a stenographer. Her parents were John McDermott and Mary O'Connor. Jennie's middle name is in honour of St. Ligouri.
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