This tiny portrait shows Myrtle Marble Moore in the first decade of the 20th century. Myrtle Mary Marble was born in December 1883 in New York. Her father Charles Alanson Marble (1848-1931) was a farmer from Alabama, and together with his wife Frances née Walker (1851-19146), he had 8 children, born within the span of 26 years!
Myrtle married Frank Wilber Moore on June 22, 1916, in Livingston, New York. She was 32, an “old spinster”. Thank goodness times have changed!
By 1920, the couple had moved to Ossian, Livingston, New York, with their three children: sons Lynn Wilbur Moore (1917-2003) and Dwight Donald Moore (1919-1962), and daughter Hazel Mildred Isaman (1920-1989). And the 1930 Census finds Myrtle and her loved ones in Birdsall, Allegany, New York. Husband Frank had taken up a farmer’s position at the general farm. As WWII broke out, all men of Myrtle’s family got drafted. That must have been very tough for Myrtle, as a wife and a mother. All the men returned from service.
Looks like son Lynn never married or had any children. In 1950, Lynn was living with his brother Dwight, his wife Marion and his children Donna and Sandra in Perry, Wyoming, New York. Myrtle’s daughter Hazel married Glenn B. Isaman and the couple with their 3 children were living in Grove, New York, in 1950.
Myrtle passed away on March 14, 1948, in Grove, New York, and was buried at South Sparta Cemetery in Livingston. I wish I found an obituary for her, so that we’d know more about her, about her character, her interests and hobbies, more than just the dry facts! I’ve added Myrtle’s photo and the link to this blogpost to FamilySearch and FindGrave.