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 Eulela Jane “Lela” <I>Palmer</I> Moss

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Eulela Jane “Lela” Palmer Moss

  • Birth 14 Feb 1878 Mills County, Texas, USA
  • Death 29 Dec 1967 White Deer, Carson County, Texas, USA
  • Burial White Deer, Carson County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 8619301

Fourth of 11 children born to J. A. Quitman Palmer and Elizabeth Belle Barr.

Called "Sister" by her siblings.

Maternal grandparents: Allen E. Barr b. August 28, 1811 and Jane Palace Campbell b. May 3, 1820.

Paternal grandparents: John Houston Palmer b. March 28, 1816 and Eliza Jane Terry b. December 22, 1821.

Married George B. Moss on July 31, 1899. The couple had three children: Kathryn Nadine, Robert, and Buford Forrest.

Was an artist and maintained an art studio in her home in White Deer, Texas for many years.

George Moss worked for C. T. Herring Lumber Company in Elmer, Oklahoma until it closed around 1915. He was then hired as manager of the White Deer Lumber Company in White Deer, Texas.

Lela described the move to White Deer in a speech she made at the age of 84.

"We came by train which arrived at the depot after dark. The sky was overcast, the aftermath of much previous rain. We were trudging along, carrying suitcases, bundles and personal belongings, our feet laboriously heavy with black, gluey mud for there were no sidewalks except an occasional few feet of plank.

"I asked Mr. Moss, 'Well, where is the town?'

" 'We are right in the middle of it now,' was his answer."



  • Created by: Diane Carmichael Blank
  • Added: 10 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8619301
  • Diane Carmichael Blank
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eulela Jane “Lela” Palmer Moss (14 Feb 1878–29 Dec 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8619301, citing White Deer Cemetery, White Deer, Carson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Diane Carmichael Blank (contributor 46610574) .