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Celia Anderson Moore

Like most farm wives, Celia Anderson Moore quilted out of necessity. Her quilt frame was in a spare bedroom and ingeniously mounted over the bed. The frame could be raised or let down much like a cellar door opens and shuts. When she was ready to quilt, she untied a cord to let the frame down to a horizontal position. When she was finished quilting, she pulled the cord until the frame was vertical with the wall and out of the way. When she quilted, she tied the window curtains back so light streamed through the south window. From late fall to early spring, the trees were bare, letting in even more light.

 Celia Anderson Moore

Celia Pomilia Anderson was born 12 Feburary 1901 at Cedar Mills, Texas, where she grew up on her parents farm. Her father was Benjamin Franklin Anderson and her mother was Mary Melvine Brady. 

On 26 May 1917, Celia married Jacob ?Jake? Emery Moore at Cedar Mills, Texas. Jake was born 23 July 1895 in Rockmart, Polk County, Georgia. Jake was the son of Thomas Cornelius Moore and Willie Avarilla Cox. He died 29 May 1980 and was buried in Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas.

Celia and Jake had five children: Grover, Glenna, Mary, and J.E.  Their first child lived only a short while and was buried at Liberty Cemetery near Gordonville.

On 15 April 1983, Celia died and was buried next to Jake in Oakwood Cemtery, Whitesboro, Texas.

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