Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Ferdel "Fred" Moore

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My great-great-grandfather Ferdel S. "Fred" Moore was born August 5, 1865 in Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, to Sylvanus and Mary Jane (Chase) Moore. Fred had many half-siblings, as both of his parents were married prior to marrying each other, but Fred only had one full sibling, a brother named Frank who I believe died young.

Fred worked in the lumber industry for most of his life, moving across northern Wisconsin. He lived in Omro; the town of Maine Outagamie County, Wisconsin; Birnamwood, Shawano County, Wisconsin; Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin: Ellington, Outagamie County, Wisconsin; and Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin, that I know of.

Fred was married three times. His first wife was Augusta (Thiede) Moore. They were married August 7, 1888 in Birnamwood. Fred and Augusta had one child, my great-grandmother Lydia Jane "Jennie" (Moore) Gauslin, in 1895. Augusta died sometime between 1900 and 1905.

On January 4, 1905, Fred married his second wife, Nellie E. (Thompson) Freeman Miller Moore Tuttle. Nellie had one living daughter from a previous marriage, Olive I. (Freeman) Seraphin DuPuis. Fred's daughter Jennie was about the same age as Olive, and they went to school together. Fred and Nellie's marriage didn't last, and they were divorced by 1910.

Fred's third wife was Edith Anora (Gauslin) Nault Moore. They were married August 10, 1913 in Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan, and remained together until Fred's death. Edith had previously been married as well and had four children with her first husband. After Edith's daughter Aldiah Evelyn (Nault) Rogers died in 1927, Fred and Edith adopted Aldiah's son, Robert Anthony Moore.

After Fred and Edith's marriage, Edith's brother Peter Herbert Gauslin married Fred's daughter Jennie. After Peter and Jennie's early deaths in 1934, Fred and Edith raised two of their children, my grandmother June Eunice (Gauslin) Daft and John Ivan "Jack" Gauslin.

Fred was baptized in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1936. He died on January 19, 1946 and was buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander.

Fred's Find A Grave memorial is #95040816.

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