Lewis Albert Moore (1847-1940) Wants to Go Home

Lewis Albert Moore (1847-1940)
Augusta, Maine

This photo of Lewis Albert Moore is another of my rescue finds that I would love to return to a living descendant.

Lewis Albert Moore was born on 12 December 1847 in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, not far from Augusta, where, looking quite dapper, he had his photograph taken, c1880s.He died on 5 February 1940, Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine.

Lewis likely had an interest in early technology, as his occupation in 1880 was printer. The Industrial Revolution was bringing in all kinds of changes to the work place.

Lewis married Lucy Florinda Welch. Although no marriage record has been found for this couple, they likely married in Maine, as Lucy’s mother was also from Kennebec County. 9Massachusetts marriage records for this time period are quite complete.)Lucy was born on 12 August 1849 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died on 26 June 1937, Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, Maine.

Lewis and Lucy are buried together at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner, along with infant son, Wilbert W.

Lewis and Lucy were the parents of three children, with two surviving into adulthood:

  1. Wilbert W., born 17 January 1873; died 5 August 1873
  2. Willis Albert, born May 1875, Maine; died 3 January 1857; married (1) Florence Ellen Bridden, 23 July 1901, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was born 1874; died 1904. They had no surviving children.  (2) Annie Belle Fish, 10 October 1905, Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts. Willis was a minister living with Annie and their three children in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan in 1920. In 1940, Willis was living in the Savarine Hotel, Detroit, enumerated as married, but living alone. Occupation was Christian Science healer and teacher.
  3. Mabel Lizette, born December 1880, Maine; died 5 July 1958. She married Isaac Franklin Story, 23 December 1902, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Her brother, Willis, was the officiating minister. Isaac was born 12 September 1881; died 8 November 1948. The were the parents of five sons, three of whom survived to adulthood. Isaac was a civil engineer and the family moved often.

Therefore, Lewis Albert Moore had six grandchildren:

Willis Albert Moore and Annie Belle Fish were the parents of three children:

1. Ruth G., born c1909, Connecticut; married Walter C. Welke, 8 June 1929, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. They apparently divorced and Walter married (2) Rachel G. Swarner, 3 September 1950, Seattle, King, Washington. They were the parents of two daughters and were living in Seattle, King, Washington in 1940. I haven’t located the daughters after that census.
2. Barbara E., born c1911, Connecticut; married David A. Busher, 9 September 1933, Maine. He was a casket salesman and she was a stenographer. Apparently, they separated soon as the 1935 city directory of Hartford shows each living at different addresses. They apparently had no children and nothing further has been found on Barbara.
3. Robert, born c1913, Connecticut. He might be Robert W. Moore, assigned to U.S. Naval Training Station in Lake County, Illinois, who was 18 years old, born Connecticut with father born Maine and mother born Massachusetts. No further information.

Isaac Franklin Story and Mabel Lizette Moore were the parents of five sons, with three surviving infancy:

  1. Son, born and died on 14 December 1903
  2. Son, born 30 April 1906; died 1 May 1906
  3. Frederick Warren, born 20 April 1912, Connecticut; died 22 September 1999; married Lois Fogg Pillsbury, 7 September 1933, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Lois was born 24 October 1910, Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine; died 27 May 1979, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. They had one son and one daughter.
  4. Joseph W., born c1915, Connecticut; died after 1930, when the family lived in New Castle, Delaware.
  5. Richard Franklin, born 18 December 1917, Woodstock, Connecticut; died May 1992; married Carolyn G. Hamlin, 22 June 1941, Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire. She was born 13 February 1920, Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire; died 16 March 2017, Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada. Both are buried in Evans Cemetery, Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire.

SUCCESS!!!: Not only did I quickly hear back from a direct descendant, I also found at least two other photos of this family on eBay and sent the links to the family. I love doing RAOGK for others. It’s the best feeling knowing that others are remembering and valuing the lives of their ancestors. Lewis Moore is back home with his  great grandson. 🙂


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