|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1861|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1902|
Alma a daughter of Amory Gale Oliver and Lucretia (Vance) of Burnet and later Lampasas, TX. She was born in a covered wagon while the family was leaving Wisconsin for California, along with 30-40 other families. Her father bought land in Petaluma, CA where he raised cattle and fruit, and the children received early education.
In 1876 her father travelled to TX in search of better ranching land, making Burnet Cty. their new home. He and his oldest son built a homestead, and in early 1877 Alma arrived with her mother and other siblings via train and stage coach to their new home near Strickling.
She married Dr. Thomas Batsell Moore of KY on November 17, 1881 in Burnet, TX, a pharmacist at the time in Williamson Cty., TX. After their marriage, Alma and Thomas resided in MO, where he was a pharmacist and three of their daughters were born. By 1892 they moved to Joppa, Burnet Cty., TX where their son, Amory, was born. By the late 1890s they resided briefly in Alta Loma, TX where Thomas had a drugstore and their son Arthur was born.
Family believes their intention was to head to CA where Alma had lived with her family several years and she had enjoyed that part of the country. But they resided briefly in Tucumcari, NM where in 1901 in Tucumcari Alma gave birth to a son, becoming ill afterwards and travelled to her parents in Lampasas, TX where she died; her young son died a few months later. Thomas moved on to CA while the children were left with family in TX and MO; Thomas was never heard from again; the children were raised by family.
Children of Alma (Oliver) and Thomas Moore:
Caroline Mary "Carrie Mae" (Moore) Weatherton (1887-1966)
Ida Lucretia Moore (1889-1889)
Ada Belle (Moore) Markward (1891-1930)
Arthur Thomas Moore (1898-1960)
William Brann Moore (1901-1902)
(Biographical info and photos provided by Annette Markward, wife of John Markward, great grandson of Alma (Oliver) and Thomas B. Moore, and great great grandson of Amory and Lucretia (Vance) Oliver.)
The following obituary was copied just as it was printed in the Friday, August 1, 1902 edition of The Lampasas Leader. Contributed by FAG member Sue Lilley. Original photocopy work by Jeff Jackson.
"Mrs. Dr. T. B. Moore"
"Mrs. T. B. Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Oliver, was born in Oxford Marquette county Wisconsin, June 16, 1861. She was married in Burnett county Texas, November 17, 1881, to Dr. T. B. Moore , and passed peacefully to rest at Lampasas, Texas, Sunday evening, July 20, 1902. She leaves five children two girls and three boys, besides her father and mother and numerous relatives. She was a member or the Episcopal church, and an earnest believer in the faith of the Gospel. To the bereaved parents, brothers, sisters and little children the Leader and the entire community extend sympathy."
Amory Gale Oliver (1828 - 1912)
Lucretia Vance Oliver (1836 - 1910)
Ida Lucretia Moore (1889 - 1890)*
Ada Belle Moore Markward (1891 - 1930)*
Leon Oliver (1857 - 1951)*
John Kyle Oliver (1859 - 1930)*
Alma Oliver Moore (1861 - 1902)
Mary Oliver Moore (1869 - 1900)*
Ella Oliver (1870 - 1878)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot: 16 Block: 4 Site: 4
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Record added: Feb 03, 2010
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Rest in peace after your long journey, Alma, and thank you for giving us our beautiful Ada.|
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