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 Mary Caroline <I>Roberts</I> Moore

Mary Caroline Roberts Moore

Blanco County, Texas, USA
Death 28 Jun 1924 (aged 67)
Llano, Llano County, Texas, USA
Burial Llano, Llano County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46259761 · View Source
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MARY CAROLINE ROBERTS was born 16 Jan 1857 in Blanco County,Texas,and died 28 Jun 1924 in Llano, Llano County, Texas. She married THOMAS JEFFERSON "BLACK TOM" MOORE 10 Aug 1875, son of THOMAS MOORE and SUSAN MADDOX. He was born 31 Mar 1847 in New Lexington, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and died 31 May 1911 in Austin, Travis County, Texas18.

Transcribed from the July 2 ,1924 Llano News, Llano, Llano County, Texas
Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Moore

As the town of Llano awakened last Saturday morning to fulfill the promise of a bright summer day and to take up its duties and tasks anew there spread among her people sad news which gave an atmosphere of quiet and serious thought to the activities of the day.

This news was that of the death of Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Moore, a true brave pioneer woman whom all of Llano knew, respected and loved. Her departure came at the close of several weeks illness during which time she was confined to her bed, where she received every attention from those who loved her and especially from the hand of Miss Edna J. Moore , her faithful and tenderly devoted daughter. Throughout this recent illness as through her life , she was ever cheerful , thoughtful of others and deeply grateful. In this kind of spirit she passed sweetly and gently into the fuller life , where surely this prayer was fulfilled for her:

" And when on earth my work is done,

And my new work in heaven begun,

May I forget the crown I have won,

While thinking still of others."

The service in honor of her memory was held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon at four o'clock in the presence of a large number of relatives and a great assembly of friends. After the processional was softly played by Mrs. A.G.Mueller, the choir sang softly her favorite song "Sweet Peace, the Gift of Gods Love". During the solemn service three other songs were sung subdued and low as in prayer. They were " Rock of Ages" Abide with Me" and "It is Well With My Soul". As the congregation left the church the music of the last song was lifted up and borne to all in the sweet and comforting refrain "It is Well With My Soul". Rev. W. A. Todd of the Baptist Church, and Rev. J.H. Meredith of the Methodist church offered prayers of consolation. Rev. S.E.Wilken of the Christian church, the church of Mrs. Moore's choice, read the obituary" A Tribute to a Beautiful Flower". After which he prayed. Rev. Wilkin also delivered the sermon of comfort and profit, not only to the bereaved ones, but to all present. Indeed sorrowing relatives and friends; low, prayerful music :many rare and beautiful flowers, and also words of truth, benediction and condolence paid homage to her life and memory.

The active pall bearers were: Dr. G.I.Gray. Messrs. H.C. Buttery, Pius L. Barker, F.H. Kothman, Arthur Deats and Orville Buttery.

Those acting as honorary pall bearers were: Messrs. A.F. Moss, J.D. Slator, Sr., W. J Everett, Sr., S. H. Buchanan, J. A. Cone, J. C. Cone, T. W. Norton, T. J. Hallford, J. W. Williams and Prof. F. M. Berns.

Now Llano feels the loss of one who in her quiet and unassuming way, meant so much to all who knew and loved her, but she has left the memory of her good, true character which will be both a blessing and an inspiration to all who reflect upon it. Her influence will live on and on for she herself lived so well.

Mrs. Moore was a Christian and as such achieved true greatness. she possessed, therefore, the Christian virtues of love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness and faith. Her life was the triumphant life.

The Christian character was strongly illustrated in her love and loyalty to her husband and daughter. She was a faithful and devoted wife and a loving mother, she was not merely a mother to Miss Edna J. her only child but also her friend, companion, counselor and inspiration. Within social relationships of family circle she always proved this sterling worth and unselfishness. Her life was surely filled with "little nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love". These little deeds were not confined to her family only, but to her friends and all who came into her life from time to time. The Impression of all who knew her was that of a refined, cultured woman, who loved the beautiful, pure and good, in her own modest way she lived for others and therefore " her own works praised her into the gates".

A friend who has meet Mrs. Moore often in the home, in a social way and in business matters asks the writer to insert here in this his life to her. " Many noble traits of character can be and have been credited to Mrs. Moore. To them let me add this: I have seen her frequently in her home when she was ill and also when members of her family were ill; have seen her when she was dealing with business matters of large and perplexing nature and under many other conditions and have observed that she, at all times exhibited a quiet and serene poise of mind and temper, and that with a pleasing smile and a countenance indexing a noble generous and Christian character, she meet and dealt with every problem in her life that confronted her with a spirit and temper of an ideal nature and type.

Another friend who knew Mrs. Moore intimately in the home adds the following. " In a few words of appreciation of this beautiful character, I think of her as the embodiment of Christian kindness. In the little daily routine of her life the greatness of the soul was revealed to us in the life she lived, not for herself, but always for others. she possessed and understanding heart, that loved all living things and appreciation almost to reverence for nature. I will always love to think of her as the sweetest of flowers that grew, and blosomed in a garden.

EDNA JEFFREY MOORE, b. 18 Jan 1877, Llano, Llano County, Texas; d. 01 Apr 1953, Llano, Llano County, Texas; m. (1) FRANK R SYKE, 09 Feb 1910, Llano, Llano County, Texas; b. 25 Feb 1875, Mississippi; d. 16 Dec 1925, Eaton Infirmary, Austin, Travis County, Texas; m. (2) JULIUS SEAHOLM, 22 Apr 1928, Llano, Llano County, Texas; b. 16 Feb 1873, Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden; d. 11 Aug 1931, Llano, Llano County, Texas.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Caroline Roberts Moore (16 Jan 1857–28 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46259761, citing Llano City Cemetery, Llano, Llano County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Penny Argroves Holmes (contributor 47064277) .