Person Sheet

Name Carry Amelia MOORE
Birth 25 Nov 1846, Garrard Co. KY
Death 2 Jun 1911, Leavenworth, KS
Burial 9 Jun 1911, Belton, MO
Father George MOORE
Mother Mary CAMPBELL
1 Charles GLOYD
Marriage 21 Nov 1867, Belton, MO
Children: Charlien (1868-)
2 David A. NATION, 3C4R
Father Enoch NATION (1804-1879)
Mother Sophia THOMPSON
Marriage 30 Dec 1877, Warrenburg, MO
Divorce 27 Nov 1901, Barber Co. KS
Notes for Carry Amelia MOORE
Carry Moore as a child experienced poverty, her mother's mental instability, and frequent bouts of ill health. There was a history of mental illness in her mother's family and Carry was often cared for in the slave quarters when Mrs. Moore's mental state left her incapable of managing the household. Although Carry held a teaching certificate from a Warrensburg Normal Institute, her education was intermittent.
Misc. Notes
She was raised in Kentucky and Missouri, while her father moved the family restlessly from county to county. From 1860 to 1862 the Moores lived in Grayson County, Texas, until drought forced them to abandon farming and return to Belton, Missouri.
Misc. Notes
In 1867 she married a young physician, Charles Gloyd, whom she left after a few months because of his alcoholism. In 1877 she married David Nation, a lawyer, journalist, and minister, who divorced her in 1901 on the grounds of desertion.
Misc. Notes
Buried beside her mother - the tomb stone reads "She Hath Done What She Could." She destroyed her first saloon 1 Jun 1900 in Kiowa, Kansas.
Misc. Notes
Carry later legally changed her name to "Carry A. Nation" which also nicely abbreviated to CAN.
Last Modified 26 Feb 2002 Created 7 Dec 2002 by P. J. Wigington Mahan