Volume 2, Number 7, Spring 1966
Andy Brown Moore, the gentleman in this picture, was born in the house on February 8, 1881. To his left is his wife, Cordie Pruitt Moore. They were married at Burlington, Boone County, Arkansas, Easter 1917. Elpha Moore, Andy's sister, on the far right, is buried in Edward's Cemetery. The others are Andy's and Cirdie's little girls. The larger one, Gertrude, who is now Mrs. Hans Hanson and lives in retirement with her husband, Hans Hansen at 4709 Laverne Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon. The next larger is Venice Moore Dryden who lives in retirement with her husband, Williard Dryden, 4710 Onyx AVenue, Klamath Falls. The third and smallest is Mrs. Mart Jones, operator of the Baldwin Hotel, Klamath Falls. The other is the mother of Andy Moore, Elizabeth Brown Moore, who is buried in Edwards Cemetery. Winnie Stottle, a cousin, was also born in this house.
Andy Brown Moore, who was born in Taney County on February 8, 1881, therefore, is evidently, a bit over eighty-five years young. He sent these pictures with the captions.
He also typed a story telling of one of his capers in 1916 or 1917 when he was cashier of the Bank of Hollister. He says:
"My cousin was running a livery barn in Hollister. And even at that early date, people were coming to Taney County wanting to see the Shepherd of the Hills Country. I had told my cousin, Johnny Moore, that some day when he had a hack load of tourists, I would drive for him free as I, too, wanted to see the country.
"The driver was supposed to be loaded with old history including that of the Bald Knobbers.
"I drove the hack this certain day, pointing out where Sammy Lane lived, etc., and I got by very well that day. But Johnny had another load for the second day and I was to drive again.
"I went another route and did not know that a lady in the group had been on the trip the day before. I was laying it off quite easily, telling the folks all about the different places, and coming to a cabin I was telling that the famous Sammy lived there, in fact was born there. The lady raised her hand and said in big letters, Mr. Moore, you said yesterday that that other cabin, of which I have a picture, was Sammy Lanes old home and birthplace. I managed to survive, but it sure was a problem."
Four generations; Grandma Buck who is buried in Edwards Cemetery; Elizabeth Buck Moore, buried in Edwards Cemetery; Andy Moore, 131 High Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon; and Vera Inez Jones, daughter of Andy Moore, Baldwin Hotel, Klamath Falls.
Chas. A. Moore, Wilson T. Moore, George B. Moore, Roy Moore and his twin brother, Bob Moore. These five brothers now live in Taney County. Their father, William Thomas Moore, and their grandfather, Jacob Thomas Moore, are buried in Edwards Cemetery just east of Kirbyville. Their great grandfather, Zacharta Moore is buried in Snapp cemetery near Forsyth.
C. W. Moore, who is buried just east of Hollister, and his sons, Lee T. Moore, Earnie Moore and Glenn Moore, all living in or near Forsyth.
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