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Amos James Moore

Amos James Moore, early pioneer, homesteaded in 1879 what later became the townsite of Bridal Veil, Oregon.

On February 1, 1880 he married Martha Jean Bennett, near the town Scappoose where he was in partnership in the sawmill business, and at the same time "proving up" on his homestead at Bridal Veil.

To this union was born at Scappoose:  

A daughter, Lenora Lyle  

May 11, 1881

A daughter, Sara Agusta

June 15, 1882

A son, Arthur Jay

Sept. 5, 1883
And at Bridal Veil:  

A son, Homer Ray

Nov. 22, 1886

After permanently establishing their home at Bridal Veil, they ran a boarding house for the employees of the Bridal Veil Lumber Company, and some of the men who worked in the paper mill which was established and run by Willard P. Hawley, and his brother, Harris Hawley. The former brother later established a paper mill and pulp plant at Oregon City.

[submitted by] by H. Ray Moore

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[Source: Submitted by Dorothy Keefe, from a compendium of biographies hand typed and distributed by the East Multnomah Pioneer Association in about 1972, pp. 127-128.]