Moore Family Reunion (1927)

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Howard Courant
August 25, 1927

Like a bit of Old Ireland, under a brillant Kansas sky, was the big lawn around the Tom Carter home in Howard, Kansas, on August the 20th, when the Moore family held their 4th annual reunion.

Some branches of this family was founded in the year 1855 when James and David Moore migrated from Ireland to the United States.  David settled in Ohio, while James laid the foundation of his home near Piedmont, Kansas.  These two gentlemen still hale and hearty, were present.  Uncle Jim being 99 years old.  And with him was his wife, Aunt Jane, a sweet faced little lady, almost as old as her husband.  The remainder of the guests being descendants and relatives of these two "Sons of Erin."

Dinner, the bountifulness of Kansas farms, was brought in baskets and placed on the 50 foot table which was centered with tall wicker baskets of garden flowers.  The crowd of 170 people formed in line, and after singing grace, marched around the table and were served in cafeteria style.  Then followed the serving of cold drinks and delicious ice cream.

After an hour's visiting, a bit of green was tied on each car, which was quickly filled and the procession repaired to Athletic Park, where a game of baseball between fathers and sons was scored by the sons, also the young ladies played a short but creditable game.

Returning to the Carter home "At the end of a Perfect Day," plans were formed for the next years reunion, which will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore of Kansas City, Kansas.  This interesting couple planning to alone entertain this large family.

Plans were then made for departure and farewells were regretfully said.  Among the many changes that Uncle Jim and his brother David have seen suring their 75 years of United States citizenship, perhaps none are greater than the evolution of transportation, which has made it possible for these widely scattered relatives to gather together in a few hours driving.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Trueman and daughter Lela and son Junior, Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Moore and sons Warren and Duayne; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore, Elsie, Clyde, Vern, Opal, Hazel and Mary Edna; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Arnold, Bettie, Charles, and Wendel; Mr. and Mrs. William Moore and son, Frank, Alice and Vera Montgomery, all of Holton, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Utz, Corliss, and Louise Jane, Mr. Rufus Moore and son Harry, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hollenback, Effie Medlock, all from Barkenberg (?)

Mrs. Sarah Baughman and son Carl, Miss Mamie Baughman, Mrs. Margaret Henshaw and son Carter of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Mrs. John Heisler and son,Jack, of Oxford, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Harper, Mr. and Mrs. George  Riggins and son Billy of Severy, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Honstead and Jessie, James and Luella of Dighton, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. James Yarbrough of Blackwell, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Yarbrough of Grenola, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. George Moore of Kansas City, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Jenkins and daughter of Springfield, Missouri; Mr.and Mrs. Alpheus Moore and Murry, Chester, and Rosa Lee; Mrs. Lena Dobbins and daughter, Lucille, from Thomas, Oklahoma.

Mr.and Mrs. J. W. Moore and daughter, Eleanor of Wichita, Mr. David Moore of Amenda, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, Margaret, Isabelle, and Lydia Lou, of Hutchinson, Kansas; Freddie Carl Gardner of Abilene, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Murry and Alberta of Leon, Kansas; Mr.and Mrs. Allen Moore of Beaumont, Kansas; Mrs. Daisy Moore, Mildred and Hazel, (retired school teacher residing in Howard) of Pittsburg, Kansas; Mr.and Mrs. Jim Moore; A.C. Moore and daughter, Alice; Orvil Richardson and Viola, Marie and Cecil; Mrs. Anna Bowser, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hutton, James, Cecil, Earl and Mary; Freddie Bower, Lula Bowser, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Norman and Russell, Isla and Phyllis; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Powers, Gertrude and Cecil Gene; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Moore and daughter, Opal; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wessell; Madeline Dunlap; T.W. Easley, all of Piedmont.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carter and daughter, Myrtle; John J. Moore; Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, Bernadine, Kathryn, Lucille, Paul, and Ruth; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dolen, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Carter and Sammie; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Davis and Mary E., Ralph, and Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McNeal, Nellie and David; Mr. William Dolen; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harper; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Heisler; Mr. and Mrs. stuart Moore, Millard, Charles, Harold, Rose, Dean, and Carol June; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carter, Mary Hope (later married J. C. Wiseman)and Ruth; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, all of Howard, Kansas.

Other invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKey, Loran Leckliter of Howard and Roy Benefield, Paul Kavaunaugh of Hutchinson, Kansas.


This is my Moore family if any readers of this are related please contact me.


I am not related but I knew Hazel Mooore.  She was a wonderful lady.


Marty, the Robert Moore, "Bob" Moore you are referring to, was his wife's name Martha?

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