James Lafayette Elmore was born in 1845 at Roby, MO. He was a Civil War veteran and died April 22, 1902 in Dickens Co. His wife, Amy Elizabeth Rose was born February 15, 1855 in Lafayette, County Arkansas, died August 19, 1939 in Dickens Co. She was the daughter of Sam Rose and Nancy (Winn) Rose. James and Amy are both buried in the Dickens Cemetery. They married after the Civil War in Texarkana, AR around 1870. After living there several years, in 1880 they moved to Young County. Mr. Elmore fought in the Indian Raids from Young County to Parker County.
In 1899 he moved from Young county to Dumont, Dickens County. He lived there one year and then moved to Dickens City. He homesteaded on a farm north of Dickens, where he resided until his death.
James Elmore and Amy Rose Elmore´s children were:
Submitted by Nancy Baumgart
- Nancy Frances Elmore Peters,
- Martha Angeline
- George Sterling
- Samuel Martin
- James William
- Audrey Elmore Snodgrass
- Henry Jackson
- Florence Lulubelle.
Mrs. Amy Elizabeth Elmore, 85, well-known Dickens Pioneer woman died Monday evening at 7 o'clock in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pat Peters, with whom she had been living.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Dickens Cemetery with Rev. J. V. Bilberry, pioneer minister of Spur, officiating.
Immediate survivors include four sons, Jim, of Seagraves; George, of Childress; Sam, Riverbank, California; Henry, of Dickens; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Peters, Empire, California; Mrs. Mamie Peters, Dickens; and Mrs. George Snodgrass, Rotan. Four generations of the family survive including 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The son and daughter living in California were unable to attend the funeral services.
Mrs. Elmore's favorite songs were sung at the services. They were "Rock of Ages" , "Shall We Gather at the River", "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be".
Pallbearers were Grover Overstreet, Lawton Harvey, John Blakley, "Shorty" Varnell, Oscar Henry, and Frank Smith.
Flower girls were Ruby Dell Overstreet, Mabel Blakley, andů..Parker.
Mrs. Elmore was buried at the side of her husband, J.L. Elmore, who died in 1902, and near the grave of a daughter, Martha, who died in 1900.
Mrs. Elmore was born in Texarkana in 1855. At the age of 16 years she was married to J.L. Elmore. To this union eight children were born.
In the early 1880's, Mrs. Elmore and her husband and three small children came to Texas, traveling through the frontier wilds in a wagon drawn by a team of oxen. They settled in Young County, experiencing the many hardships facing the pioneers of that day.
Mr. And Mrs. Elmore were noted for their generosity and feeling toward their fellow men. While in Young County, they took into their home two orphaned children and gave them the same care as their own until arrangements could be made for their future.
The Elmores came to Dickens County in 1899, settling first in the northeast part of the county. After living here one year, they moved to a place near Dickens.
Mrs. Elmore came to this are as a Presbyterian. As there was no church of that denomination in Dickens County at the time, she joined the Methodist Church.
The pioneer lady was "one" of the surviving widows of confederate veterans, her husband having served in the Civil War under General Price.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Burton Funeral Home of Spur.
©The Texas Spur, August 22,1940Transcribed September 2004, B. Hodges
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