Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Ida W. Moore Monument Mystery

The Ida W. Moore monument in the old Fulton graveyard is an example of the many highly ornate monuments in this old cemetery. This towering monument features a carved marble basket of flowers atop the monument. The base of the monument shows the monument was crafted by R. Miller of Aberdeen, in neighboring Monroe County. To-date I have not been able to find any information about this monument carver, or find any information about Ida W. Moore or her husband Clem C. Moore. There is no Clem C. Moore family listed in the 1850 or 1860 Itawamba County census records that I could find, but from the highly ornate quality of the monument, and its shear size, the family must have been financially successful. The biographical information on the monument reads:

Wife of
Nov. 29, 1836
Oct. 19, 1855

I would appreciate hearing from any reader who has information about Clem C. and Ida W. Moore in Itawamba County during antebellum times or the monument carver, R. Miller of Aberdeen in Monroe County.

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