Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Edith (Gauslin) Moore

edith anora gauslin nault moore forest home cemetery rhinelander wisconsin stephenson michigan

Edith Anora (Gauslin) Moore was both my great-great-aunt and my step-great-great-grandmother. She was born January 14, 1880 in Stephenson, Menominee County, Michigan, to John Henry and Mary Jane (Montgomery) Gauslin. Her headstone says she was born in 1881, but she appears on the 1880 census, so that has to be wrong. On July 2, 1888 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, she married Jeffrey N. Nault. They had four children: Aldiah Evelyn (Nault) Rogers, Wilfred Jeffrey Nault, Joseph Howard Nault, and George H. Nault. Jeffrey Nault died around 1911.

Edith worked as a cook and washerwoman in the lumber camps of northern Wisconsin, which is where she met her second husband, Ferdel S. "Fred" Moore. She and Fred were married August 10, 1913 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan. They had no children together, but Fred had a daughter from one of his previous marriages, Lydia Jane "Jennie" (Moore) Gauslin. Fred and Edith also adopted Edith's grandson, Robert Anthony Moore, after the death of Edith's daughter Aldiah in 1927.

In 1917 or 1918, Edith's brother Peter Herbert Gauslin married her stepdaughter Jennie, which made Edith her brother's stepmother-in-law (confusing, I know). After Peter and Jennie both died in 1934, Edith and Fred raised their daughter, my grandmother June Eunice (Gauslin) Daft, and their son, John Ivan "Jack" Gauslin. Edith is fondly remembered in our family as "Grandma Moore." Edith and Fred settled in Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin sometime in the 1920s and Edith lived there until her death on May 20, 1965. Edith was buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander. A marker on her grave shows that she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

edith anora gauslin nault moore forest home cemetery rhinelander wisconsin stephenson michigan
Edith's Ladies Auxiliary VFW marker.
Edith's Find A Grave memorial is #95040743.

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