These are Mark's maternal grandparents, Tandy Clayton Moore (1878-1964) and Nancy Flora Jones Moore (1882-1969), in front of their home in Marlow, Oklahoma. The photo is stamped August 1962, but it may have been taken a year earlier, before Mark started at Texas Tech University in Lubbuck, Texas, probably when his family was en route there to drop him off.
Clayton was born August 22, 1878, in Salem, Lee County, Alabama, the oldest of Thomas Jefferson Moore (1852-1904) and Angeline Elizabeth Peach Moore's (1859-1924) eight children. By 1900 the family had moved to Denton County, Texas, where Clayton married Nancy Jones on August 5, 1901. The family lived in various places in North Texas, including near Azle in Tarrant County, and by 1920 they lived in Marlow, which is in Stephens County, Oklahoma.
Nancy was born February 24, 1882, in Denton County, Texas, the sixth of ten children of Wiley Thomas Jones (1829-1902) and Sophronia Jones (b. 1850). Nancy and Clayton had seven children: Thomas Gurth Moore (1902-1935), Velma Moore (1903-1910), Ivis Moore Mew (1905-2004), Ruby Clayton Moore Albillar (1908-1967), Beulah Mabel Moore (1910-1932), Audie Ruth Moore Cook (1911-1969), and Jewel Moore Gresham (1914-1994), Mark's mother.
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