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