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Lydia Ann Williams Addison Moose

  • Birth 4 Aug 1886 Franklin County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 16 Aug 1966 Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Carnesville, Franklin County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 82543939

Note regarding the name which is inscribed on the headstone, "Lydia W Addison Moose." Lydia's birth name is Lydia Ann Williams. Her first husband's name is Wilburn (Wilbern) Jackson Addison. After his death Lydia married her second husband, Zebulon Ross (ZR) Moose.

Lydia Ann Williams was the fifth of nine known daughters born to James Martin Epp "Eppy" Williams (1853 – 1917) and Essie Adeline "Effie" Ayers (1857 – 1942). She was raised in the Flintsville District of Franklin County, Georgia.

At age seventeen, Lydia Ann Williams married Wilburn Jackson Addison on Jan 7, 1904. They lived in Mize, Franklin (now Stephens) County, Georgia. The couple had three children: Olis Mae Addison (1905 - 1986), Clara Lucille Addison (1909 - 1997), and Clara Lucille's red-headed twin brother, Marcile (or Marcille) Addison(1909 - 1910). The 1910 Census, which is dated 15 Apr 1910, noted that Lydia had had three children with two living at the time of the census. Lydia Addison then lost her husband to Typhoid Fever in 1911.

Following the death of her husband, Lydia and her two daughters lived with her parents until the death of her father in 1917, then with her widowed mother, two of her sisters, and a niece in the family home in the Flintsville District of Franklin County, Georgia. This is noted in the 1920 Census which listed Lydia as widowed, thus confirming the death of her first husband.

Lydia married her second husband, Zebulon Ross "ZR" Moose, on Mar 6, 1920. They lived in Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia. Zeb owned a house with some land outside of Toccoa, on Hwy 13 (W Currahee St). There, he opened a filling station and small grocery which they operated. Lydia and Zeb did not have any children. She lost her second husband on 26 Jan 1943 after he experienced a period of declining health. He was returned to his home in Statesville, Iredell County, NC for burial.

Lydia continued to live in their home out from Toccoa on Hwy 13 (W Currahee St). The property was located just after the Zebulon Church Cemetery which was across the highway from the church. Lydia continued to manage the Store/ Gas Station and about six Tourist Cabins that she and her second husband had established. The cabins were located along the property line adjacent to the cemetery. There were two or possibly three other houses on adjacent properties which she owned and rented out.

One evening in the late 1950's, Lydia was struck by a car as she walked home following services at the church. From that she suffered a broken hip. After her recovery she was no longer able to live independently. This was very upsetting to Lydia. She had always been fiercely independent: she lived alone following the death of her second husband, managed the filling station, cabins, and the other properties with minimal (if any) help, drove her own car, came and went - whenever and wherever she pleased.

Lydia was survived by her two daughters, Olis (Roy) Gill of Marietta, Georgia, and Lucille (Burrell) Pannell of Toccoa, Georgia, six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and three great grandchildren at the time of her death in 1966.

Lydia Ann Williams Addison Moose was buried in the Hunters Creek Baptist Cemetery in Carnesville, Franklin County, Georgia, where her first husband had been buried 55 years previously.


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  • Created by: LGStanley
  • Added: 29 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82543939
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lydia Ann Williams Addison Moose (4 Aug 1886–16 Aug 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82543939, citing Hunters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Carnesville, Franklin County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by LGStanley (contributor 47548660) .