George was the youngest child of six born to George and Martha “Annie” Moor in Winnipeg 26 October 1887.
In the 1916 Census of Canada, George is listed as a Labourer. In 1921 his occupation is “Driver”. The Henderson’s Directory listed him alternately as a “Teamster” (driver of a horse team) or a labourer.
Family lore is that George was a bit of a ne’er do well, possibly a gambler.
Certainly, after his father George’s death in 1920, George was a dutiful son and stayed on living with his mother until her death in 1926. Annie left the house to George.
It fell upon his family back in Winnipeg to have his body returned, medical bills and funeral expenses paid. The bulk of these were paid by his bother-in-law William Board Simpson.
William was married to Margaret Ann (Maude) Moor in 1901. He was in the printing business, and from 1914 to 1934 served as an Alderman on the Winnipeg City Council, and as Deputy acting mayor for a time.
Maude was appointed Administratrix of George’s estate, which basically consisted of the house at 896 Pine Street. By the time the estate was wrapped up and the house sold, Maude shared the proceeds with her remaining siblings, sister Frances and brother Thomas.
Misfortune plagued the family again in 1928 when Frances, mother of five living children, was struck by a car and killed.
George rests across from grounds that later became a racetrack, before becoming Polo Park Shopping Centre. There is no tombstone.