In 1999, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town's founding, Wanda Potts, Indiana Room Librarian (1966-2002) at Mooresville Public Library, edited and wrote newspaper columns entitled "Mooresville Moments," in which she recounted the local history of Mooresville, Indiana and the surrounding area in Morgan County, Indiana.
March 10, 1999 2a The Mooresville Moments In honor of Mooresuille's 175th Anniversary and the 200â¨anniversary of the birth of Mooresville's founder, Samuel Moorâ¨the MooresvilleDecatur/Monrovia Times is publishing reguhâ¨articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. Eliza Worthington Moore, wifeâ¨of Samuel Moore, founder of theâ¨Town of Mooresville, died Dec. At times when the family w;â¨largest, there was a rule: onâ¨two women in the kitchen to dâ¨10, 1873. She is buried in the the cooking. To Eliza Mooriâ¨Old Methodist Church cemetery religion applied to daily livinâ¨on West Washington Street, the and the keeping of a well orgsâ¨site of the first Methodist Church nized and smoothly runninâ¨built on land donated by the household with as little frictio: as possible. Wednesday of eaclâ¨Eliza Moore never forgot the week was made "company dayâ¨hardship after her father's early for Eliza Moore. Usually, an eldâ¨death. After her .marriage, she erly friend or more received arâ¨and her husband always found invitation to spend the day ancâ¨room for one more to share their enjoy a turkey dinner. Turkey was plentiful then. Moores. home. Eliza Moore endured the tragicâ¨loss of so many loved ones andâ¨gave so much of herself to othÂ¬â¨ers. She eventually grew frailâ¨and was not able to survive anâ¨acute attack of congestion of theâ¨lungs. She was 71. At one time, the family inÂ¬â¨cluded their children; grandson,â¨Sam Newby; niece and nephewâ¨Mauda and Will Moore; Eliza'sâ¨brother William Worthington;â¨their sons-in-law and other relaÂ¬â¨tives and children of relatives.â¨She is said to have furnishedâ¨many baskets of food to familiesâ¨in need during the Civil War. The Sabbath was kept holy inâ¨the Moore household, where evÂ¬â¨erything was prepared theâ¨evening before as much as posÂ¬â¨sible. Eliza entertained only durÂ¬â¨ing the week. In 1950, Mary Ida Fogleman wrote a tribute to her grandÂ¬â¨mother she only knew briefly.â¨"For one who had been lovingâ¨and serving her Heavenly Fatherâ¨those many years, what a wonÂ¬â¨derful way to go home. It is notâ¨far - just a step through an openâ¨door." . The historical articles for Mooresville Moments are taken orâ¨copied from various materials, located in the Indiana/Localâ¨History Room'bf the Mooresville Public Library and includeâ¨newspaper clippings and notes from books edited by Beckyâ¨Hardin, Clara Richardson and Almlra Hadley. ' â T-y/y'fVc â â â â¢Â»
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