Saturday, March 10, 2012

Surname Saturday: MOORE - Stephens County, Oklahoma

Tandy Clayton Moore and his grandson, Mark Gresham, late 1940s.  Probably taken in Corpus Christi, Texas, as Mark says "there are no trout like that in Oklahoma."  Someone is standing behind Mark - it is probably his sister Ann.

Nancy Flora Jones Moore with grandsons Tom and Wes Moore, late 1930s, Oklahoma
My husband's maternal grandparents, Tandy Clayton (often known as Clayton or T. C.) Moore (1878-1964) and Nancy/Nannie Flora Jones Moore (1882-1969), were likely living in the same place in 1940 as they were in 1930 - a rural area near Marlow in Stephens County, Oklahoma.

The Moore family moved around quite a bit from the time of  the marriage of  T.C. and Nancy in 1901, through the births of their seven children from 1902 through 1914.  However, youngest daughter Jewel (my mother-in-law) graduated from Marlow High School in 1932, and another daughter, Beulah Mabel Moore (1910-1932), was buried in the Marlow Cemetery that year even though she died in Corpus Christi, Texas.  I feel pretty confident that Clayton and Nannie were in the same place in 1940 as they were in 1930.

Therefore, in preparation for the upcoming release of the 1940 US Census, I decided to use Stephen P. Morse's 1930/1940 ED Converter utility. The enumeration district (ED) for T. C. and Nancy  Moore in 1930 was 69-26.  Plugging this into the converter, it tells me the 1940 US Census ED for Tandy Clayton and Nancy Flora Jones Moore in Stephens County, Oklahoma in 1940 is 69-30.  The description of this ED is "Wall Township - that part in Township 2 North, Range 7, outside Marlow city."

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  1. I had family in Stephens County at the same time, though they were in Duncan.

  2. I think some of Tandy's siblings ended up in other parts of Stephens County - maybe we are related, Amy!