Date: December 13, 1913 Location: Oregon Paper: Oregonian
MRS. MOISAN IS DEAD
Pioneer Woman, Aged 94, Passes at Son’s Home, Brooks, Or. - - - News has just been received here of the death on December 4 of Mrs. Har- riet Moisan, one of the oldest native daughters of the Pacific Northwest, at the home of her eldest son, F. X. Moi- san, near Brooks, Marion County, Or. The funeral of the pioneer, who was mre than 94 years of age, was held from the Catholic Church at Brooks, which was built on land donated by the Moisans more than 30 years ago, last Saturday morning.Interment was in the Cervals (Cervais?) Cemetery. Mrs. Moisan was born May 12, 1819, at Vancouver, Wash.Her father re- moved to Champoeg.When 16 years old she was married to Thomas Moisan, a French Canadian, of Mntreal. The couple took up homesteads in the Lakes Le Biche country, 10 miles north- east of Salem.In time they acquired about 650 acres of this land, which is now in the hands of the three children, F. X. and Alexander Moisan and Mrs. Philemena Bolter. The Rev. Fathers Moore and Mare, of Salem, assisted the local pastor in the services of the funeral, which was at- tended by large numbers.The choir from the Salem Catholic Church sand the high mass.“Grandpa” Moisan died at the homestead January 15, 1888.