1.Frances/Scotty 2.Annie/Morley 3.Bill/Elsie 4.Ted/Laura 5.Wilcoxes 6.Ontario Mores 7.Scotland ancestors 8.Other research/charts 9.Homepage
Welcome to the More family Website. In exploring its many pages, I encourage family members to first put themselves in context by locating their name on the genealogical chart below. This site is organized first with the More family and their More ancestors, then by maternal lines: Wilcox, Belfry & Sherman (the former being of particular significance), and then our Ontario forebears. Then we look at our European roots: Scottish (More/Muir) and English (Wilcox). Lastly, as part of the process of understanding the immensity of family heritage, in terms of sheer numbers, I offer the following. (click for Genealogy & Numbers charts).
When our grandfather: William Arthur More married Effie Wilcox in 1904, they moved to Weyburn, Assinaboina (Saskatchewan) where their four children were born. William was a salesman for the International Harvester (farm equipment) company. Tragically, he died in 1917, leaving Effie and Frances-12, Annie-10, Bill (Daniel Wilcox)-9 and Ted-6. The family lived for a short time in Estevan (where William was buried) and then moved to Salmon Arm, where Effie’s brother W.J. Wilcox (Uncle Will) had a large and prosperous fruit orchard.
William and Effie had deep religious convictions and were strong members of the Methodist Church (although the More parents and grandparents were Presbyterian) . Effie also had a deep devotion to her family. Her feelings toward her faith and her family are expressed beautifully by the poem: “God Bless You”. She gave copies of the poem to each of her children on special occasions. (Clearly she was a major influence on Dad entering the ministry, along with his Uncle Will, who supported a number of missionaries around the world.)
The Salmon Arm Years