David Walter Moore

David Walter Moore was born on 14 August 1914 in Washington County, Virginia. He married Dorothy Lynn Vencill, daughter of William A. Vencill and E. Gladys Fields, on 11 October 1944 in Washington County, Virginia. He died on 12 February 1968 in the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia.

On these facts, the records (marriage certificate, death certificate, Draft Record, grave marker) all agree. The records are also in agreement that his parents were Oliver Trigg Moore and Lillie Mae Harless, but were they?

The marriage record for Oliver and Lillie shows they were married on 20 July 1921 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, almost 7 years after the birth of David.

I have been unable to find a birth record for David and I have not found Lillie Mae Harless or David Walter Moore in the 1920 census.

On 5 June 1917, “Trig” Moore registered for the draft. He was a married man, listing a wife but no children as needing his support.

In 1920 Oliver Trigg Moore appears in the census with a wife named Hattie and no children. Oliver’s wife, Hattie M. Price, died on 22 January 1921 of pulmonary tuberculosis, leaving a daughter Juanita Moore, born 24 May 1920 in Benhams, Washington County, Virginia. Juanita was subsequently raised by her grandparents, John Campbell Price and Amanda Keith, taking the surname Price. These records seem to eliminate Oliver Trigg Moore from being the father of David Walter Moore.

Oliver Trigg Moore died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 26 January 1922, leaving a pregnant widow, Lillie Mae Harless. Their son Charles Trigg Moore was born on 9 May 1922.

Following Oliver’s death in 1922, Lillie Mae Harless married George Robert Swartz and had 2 more children, Genevieve Aileen Swartz born in 1927 and Virginia Estelle Swartz born in 1931.

David Walter Moore appears in the 1930 census as the son of George and Lillie Swartz. His younger brother Charles Trigg Moore is not listed in this household.

In the 1940 census, David Walter Moore and his brother Charles are listed as stepsons of George Swartz. 

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Tree Updates, 18 March 2017

Harless, James Kenley b. 7 Jul 1828, d. 26 Jan 1875
Smith, Emily Ensign b. c 1833, d. 19 Jun 1929
(?), Flora b. c 1862
Albert, Margaret b. c 1791
Arbuckle, Amanda Luella b. 6 Oct 1869, d. 26 Dec 1945
Barker, Mary Ann b. 21 Feb 1835, d. 18 Sep 1916
Bonham, Emma V. b. c 1854, d. b 1884
Bradley, Louella b. 10 Feb 1862, d. 4 Jul 1895
Bradley, William
Brown, Jennie E.
Brown, Margaret S. b. c 1851
Brown, Sarah
Burton, Velma I. b. 13 Aug 1900, d. 12 Sep 1976
Clark, Georgia
Cooper, Gladys Marie b. 20 Feb 1896, d. 25 Aug 1979
Dowell, Mary Anna b. 1885, d. 29 May 1971
Ernst, Leo
Ernst, Mary b. 3 Oct 1905, d. 12 Oct 1993
Gates, Latimer B. b. 1895, d. 1979
Girdner, Sarah
Hale, Daniel W. b. c 1836
Hale, George b. c 1837
Hale, James b. c 1839
Hale, Mary b. c 1841
Hale, Mary b. c 5 Feb 1805, d. 1 Aug 1881
Hale, William Jr. b. c 1849
Hale, William Sr. b. 10 Nov 1808, d. 11 Apr 1892
Harless, Gasper Link b. 12 May 1811, d. 1882
Harless, Mahala b. c 1810
Harless, Sarah b. 28 Sep 1824, d. 2 Jan 1900
Hawkins, Mary Matilda b. 25 Feb 1858, d. 26 Mar 1944
Huntley, Frank Myron
Jacobs, Isaac William b. 24 Jun 1820, d. 10 Feb 1905
Jacobs, John Manilius b. 8 Sep 1850, d. 22 May 1898
Key, John Martin b. 29 Aug 1823, d. 23 Jul 1898
Kingry, Nancy Elizabeth b. 7 Jan 1848, d. 24 Mar 1906
Leeper, Martha Jane b. 10 Dec 1838, d. 1 Feb 1910
Long, (?)
Lucas, Thomas J. b. c 1807, d. 30 Jul 1881
Lucas, William Samuel b. c 1834
Martin, Allen Hayne b. c 1875
Martin, Almira Elizabeth b. 29 Apr 1829, d. 4 Nov 1901
Martin, Benjamin Adrian b. 5 May 1878, d. 18 Mar 1963
Martin, Claire Edwin b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 20 Mar 1919
Martin, George C. b. 30 Jan 1833, d. 13 Nov 1912
Martin, James b. 15 Aug 1805, d. 4 Mar 1861
Martin, James A. b. 14 Aug 1843, d. 24 Jul 1886
Martin, John William b. 2 Apr 1850, d. 12 Feb 1936
Martin, John Wilson b. 19 Jan 1924, d. 22 Jul 2005
Martin, Laila b. Jun 1876
Martin, Leland Stanford b. 10 Sep 1888, d. 7 Sep 1966
Martin, Lucile b. 16 Jan 1896, d. 1 May 1980
Martin, Manilius D. b. 17 Jan 1828, d. 8 Jun 1872
Martin, Patricia Elaine b. 1927, d. 2009
Martin, Roswell Edison b. 15 Jun 1892, d. 12 Apr 1971
Martin, William b. c 1880
Martin, William Leland b. 9 Apr 1927
Maxey, Temperance b. 18 Jan 1845, d. 1 Sep 1911
Nosler, Eva
Pond, Charles Ralph b. 14 Sep 1850, d. 8 Jan 1918
Pond, Charles Stevens b. 27 Feb 1893, d. 25 Jun 1976
Pond, Gladys F. b. c 1901
Pond, Hazel LeRoy b. 8 Jul 1897, d. 21 Jul 1984
Pond, James William b. 3 Aug 1871, d. 9 Apr 1949
Pond, Leonard b. c 1913
Pond, Straud R. b. 1 Aug 1873, d. 28 Sep 1941
Porterfield, Charles Luther b. 1816, d. 1867
Porterfield, John Albert b. 1822, d. Sep 1862
Porterfield, Louise Ann b. 23 Jul 1841, d. 10 Jan 1913
Porterfield, Margaret Ann b. 1849, d. 1934
Price, Bamlet Lawrence b. 19 Oct 1889, d. 2 Jan 1978
Price, Bamlet Lawrence b. 10 Jun 1925, d. 23 Aug 1996
Raulie, Mary Louisa b. 9 Apr 1858, d. 24 Feb 1946
Roberts, James
Roberts, Laura Anna b. 22 Sep 1874, d. 12 Jun 1949
Savage, Ellen A. b. Oct 1871
Scott, Florence A. b. 1875, d. 4 Apr 1965
Scott, Henry Francis
Scott, John Henry b. 16 Oct 1868, d. 29 May 1947
Simpkins, (?)
Smith, Elizabeth E. b. 18 Jun 1854
Snidow, Augustus Edward b. 12 Jun 1812, d. 4 Jan 1897
Snidow, Catherine L. b. Dec 1892
Snidow, Charles W. b. Dec 1892
Snidow, Elmer Franklin b. 26 Oct 1877, d. 10 Oct 1944
Snidow, George Henry b. 12 Aug 1867, d. 11 Oct 1939
Snidow, George L. b. c 1848
Snidow, Jacob Milton b. c 1845
Snidow, Lula M. b. May 1889
Snidow, Mary Ann b. c 1813
Sorrell, Margaret
Stewart, Dora B. b. 1865, d. 1919
Webb, Elizabeth b. 12 Mar 1812, d. 12 Jan 1857
Webb, Margaret Ann b. c 1820, d. c 1852
Webb, Pleasant b. c 1789, d. 14 Dec 1866
Williams, Charles M. b. c 1833
Williams, Elizabeth b. 4 Jan 1814, d. 9 Nov 1884
Williams, James F. b. c 1829
Williams, Jane Verlinda b. 6 Jan 1809, d. 13 Jan 1884
Williams, John W. b. c 1842
Williams, Linnia J. b. c 1845
Williams, Mariah V. b. c 1839
Williams, Mary J. b. c 1837
Williams, Nancy Burk b. 10 Nov 1810, d. 8 Dec 1880
Williams, Nancy E. b. c 1835
Wilson, Zelma Gertrude b. c 1891, d. 13 Jun 1931
Wingo, Burrel Walker b. c 1809
Wingo, George Williams b. 28 Nov 1836, d. 28 Jun 1904
Wingo, Gilbert Vernon b. 11 Nov 1873, d. 1 Nov 1961
Wingo, Harvey Pitman b. 22 Mar 1856, d. 26 Feb 1919
Wingo, James R. b. c 1854
Wingo, John Erastus b. 7 May 1856, d. 22 Dec 1929
Wingo, John Lee b. 1858, d. 1931
Wingo, Laura Etta b. c 1869
Wingo, Martha b. c 1860
Wingo, Martha B. b. 4 Dec 1905, d. 16 Aug 1941
Wingo, Mary Elizabeth b. Feb 1834, d. 1909
Wingo, Melissa A. b. c 1852
Wingo, Thomas R. b. 17 May 1860
Wingo, William J. b. 25 Apr 1887, d. 1 Nov 1964

Tree Updates, 16 March 2017

(?), Alberta b. 26 Sep 1903, d. 1 Oct 1983
(?), Christina A. b. Dec 1856
(?), Rosa C. b. c 1886
Arbuckle, George
Bailey, C. A.
Bailey, Howard C. b. c 1930
Barker, Sarah
Boling, Charles William b. 13 Oct 1883, d. 4 Jun 1960
Carbaugh, Minnie Belle b. 1892, d. 9 Oct 1979
Dooley, Bessie
Gibbs, Mary Virginia b. 9 Jul 1898
Givans, Eldon Eugene b. 15 Aug 1917, d. 16 Feb 1993
Gunnoe, Daniel
Gunnoe, Patricia Ann b. 7 Nov 1930
Gunnoe, Perry Hansford b. 9 Mar 1885, d. 1951
Hankey, Maria Ann b. c 1780
Harless, Garlen b. 26 Oct 1925, d. 24 Oct 2008
Harless, Lawrence L. b. 17 Sep 1922, d. 17 Jul 2010
Hart, Mary C. b. Aug 1855, d. 1925
Heathman, Frankie Lee b. 1 Dec 1915, d. 15 Aug 2006
Johnson, Christina b. c 1856
Key, Elmer Anderson b. 16 Apr 1882, d. 12 Dec 1947
Key, Ethel Victoria b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 22 Apr 1955
Key, George Allen b. 10 Mar 1860, d. 5 Mar 1921
Key, Hazel May b. 6 Apr 1919, d. 30 Jan 2014
Key, Nancy Ellen b. 1819
Key, Samuel Arfaxed b. 22 Jun 1846, d. 1 Mar 1918
Linville, Mary
Lucas, Allen M. b. 20 Jun 1838, d. 8 Feb 1900
Lucas, Anne E. b. c 1908
Lucas, Geneva b. c 1869
Lucas, Harrison Abraham b. c 1841, d. 1925
Lucas, James Kenly b. 9 Jun 1882
Lucas, James Otis b. 31 Aug 1895, d. 16 Jan 1963
Lucas, James W. b. c 1906
Lucas, Juliet b. c 1804
Lucas, Lloyd E. b. c 1857
Lucas, Mamie Ethel b. 15 Dec 1885, d. 7 Jun 1923
Lucas, Mary J. b. c 1867
Lucas, Robert L. b. c 1911
Lucas, Samuel Edward b. 5 Dec 1877, d. 22 Feb 1945
Lucas, Thomas b. c 1863
Lucas, Virginia Ellen b. 16 Sep 1895, d. 29 Nov 1989
Lucas, William Clyde b. 12 Feb 1890
Miller, Robert Dell b. 19 Mar 1922, d. Jun 1982
Oak Grove Cemetery, (?)
Pond, Cordy W. b. 1 Feb 1903, d. 20 Mar 1955
Price, Isaac b. 28 Oct 1804
Quinley, Georgia Fern b. 10 Feb 1887, d. Jan 1967
Shatzer, Cecil Kent b. 29 Apr 1944, d. 5 Jan 2015
Shatzer, Charles William b. 28 Jun 1917, d. 22 Nov 2005
Snidow, (?)
Snidow, Aleinda b. c 1874
Snidow, Charles G. b. c 1870
Snidow, Elmira b. c 1868
Snidow, Hattie B. b. c 1873
Snidow, Jacob b. 15 Nov 1763, d. 1847
Snidow, James E. b. c 1869
Snidow, James W. b. c 1846
Snidow, John b. May 1870
Snidow, Lewis E. b. c 1877
Snidow, Mary M. b. 23 Sep 1849, d. 24 Sep 1938
Snidow, Ori May b. c 1876
Snidow, William Thomas b. 4 May 1872, d. 8 Apr 1949
Sunset Hill Cemetery, (?)
Timbrook, Emma Lee b. 14 Aug 1893, d. 20 Apr 1977
Timbrook, Joseph William b. 15 Feb 1915, d. 18 Jan 1966
Timbrook, Larry William Earl b. 20 Aug 1944, d. 23 Aug 1951
Timbrook, Leona E. b. 1904, d. 12 Oct 1967
Timbrook, William Emmett b. 10 Mar 1869, d. 29 May 1966
Union Grove Cemetery, (?)
Wade, Victor Stanley b. 19 Jun 1888, d. 30 Sep 1968
Walnut Grove Cemetery, (?)
Whitt, Howard Osborn Sr. b. 2 Dec 1893, d. 31 Dec 1973
Williams, Henry b. 30 Oct 1801
Williams, Sarah J. b. 21 Nov 1834, d. 12 Sep 1915

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