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Grace Elliott "Mama Grace" Hollenback Moore
Birth: Aug. 2, 1895
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1959
Lansdowne
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Child prodigy- played the classical piano.

My grandmother. She had beautiful thick wavy hair and a funny laugh. She loved to tickle until you almost screamed.
She grew up in Reading with her brother Elliott. Married young and had two sons. She lost her husband Rene before he was 60 and just never seemed the same. It was discovered that she had deterioration of the nerves in her spine and was not bedridden but not as mobile as she would have liked. She loved her bridge parties and socializing with friends in Lansdowne PA but that came to an abrupt end. Watching Pro wrestlers was her passion with a box of Whitman Samplers by her side. She hated raisins but loved raisin pie.Visiting Ma Ma Grace was special, she had casement windows I could sit in and look out at the trees or read. Tiny porcelain collections that were fascinating to a 4 years old and that special smile.Her maid Eliza would put me down for a nap on the chaise lounge and then wake me up and promise me some shoo fly pie. She gave us her piano when she moved into an apartment, though I never learned to play I did love to tinker on the piano and my other grandmother Sed would visit and play old time tunes.

excerpt from obituary

Mrs Moore Dies in Lansdowne, Was Concert Pianist

A concert pianist, of Wildman Arms died at home on Saturday after a long illness.

Mrs Moore was born in Reading and lived in Wildman Arms for four years. She formerly lived on N. Wayne Ave, Lansdowne for a number os years.

A concert pianist since she was a child, Mrs Moore had played with the Philadelphia Orchestra and in several Reading churches. She was a member of the Delaware County Hospital Auxilary, 69th Street Red Cross Branch, Penn AC, and the 20th Century Club of Lansdowne, and the Reformed Episcopal Church of Philadelphia. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sherman Hollenback (1866 - 1953)
  Ida Mae Elliott Hollenback (1871 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Eurene Francis Moore (1893 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Eurene Francis Moore (1920 - 1985)*
  William Hollenback Moore (1926 - 1985)*
 
 Sibling:
  Grace Elliott Hollenback Moore (1895 - 1959)
  Elliott Hudson Hollenback (1899 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: headstone is stained
 
Burial:
Arlington Cemetery
Drexel Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Greenwood section
 
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Record added: May 31, 2008
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Happy Birthday Mama Grace.
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 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

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 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
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