Dr. Clay Moore


Dr. Clay Moore



February 2, 1874 - August 27, 1942

Dr. Moore was born to Judge L. W. and Anne Wright Moore on February 2, 1874 in LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas and died August 27, 1942 in Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas. He is buried at Old LaGrange City Cemetery in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas.

Dr. Clay Moore and Natt Hohlman came over last Wednesday from LaGrange, their old home, en route to Wharton County, where Dr. Moore is located in the practice of his profession. Weimar Mercury, May 1, 1897

Clay Moore, M. D. joined the Ashby Methodist Episcopal Church in Ashby on August 15, 1897.

Dr. Clay Moore, our popular physician was called to Deming’s Bridge, today to see Mrs. H. E. Moore who is quite ill. –Bay City Breeze, September 10, 1898

Dr. Clay Moore returned today from a hunting trip to the lower country. He reports game scarce. Matagorda County Tribune, December 17, 1898

Ashby Anglings Our skilled physician, Dr. Clay Moore, is sick but with good nursing we hope that he will soon be able to attend his patients. Matagorda County Tribune, February 11, 1899

1900 Census
Clay Moore, b Feby 1879, age 26, single, physician

Dr. Moore and Maide Dunbar (Oct. 17, 1879 - Jan. 28, 1963) were married by J. J. Calloway in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ashby on June 28, 1900.Maide was the daughter of David Dunbar and Jane Gyle Dunbar. Maide had become a member of the church on August 20, 1899.

Dr. Clay Moore was called to Hawley neighborhood Tuesday night to see a patient. Matagorda County Tribune, August 21, 1903

D. Dunbar and wife went to Markham Saturday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Clay Moore. Matagorda County Tribune, December 4, 1903

In 1904, Dr. Clay and Maide Moore transferred their church membership to the Markham church.

Mrs. Dr. Clay Moore returned to her home in Markham Friday after spending several weeks at La Grange visiting relatives and friends. Galveston Daily News, July 3, 1904

District Judge Moore and wife of Fall County, arrived in Markham Wednesday afternoon on a visit to his son, Dr. Clay Moore and family. Galveston Daily News, July 24, 1904

La Grange - Dr. Clay Moore and wife of Bay City are here, the guests of Mrs. L. W. Moore. Galveston Daily News, January 1, 1905

1910 Census - Matagorda County, Palacios, Morton Avenue
Dr. Clay Moore, age 36,  b TX Physician general practice married 9 years
Maide Moore, wife, age 30, b TX
L. W., son, age 7, b TX
David, son, age 3, b TX

La Grange - Dr. and Mrs. Clay Moore of Palestine are here. Galveston Daily News, January 1, 1911

Dr.Clay Moore

Palacios Beacon, January 6, 1911

Dr. Clay Moore returned from Houston Saturday evening where he had been to see an ear specialist and who performed an operation successfully on one of the doctor's ears. After getting up from his late sickness Dr. Moore was bothered with gatherings in his ear, not being able to hear, and after treating it for sometime, with no improvement, he went to Houston where the operation was successfully performed and he is able to hear again as well as ever. Palacios Beacon, February 24, 1911

Dr. Clay Moore purchased a new Flanders 20 H. P. auto, which arrived last week and the doctor will now be able to make his calls more quickly. Palacios Beacon, February 24, 1911

Palacios Using Preventives - Palacios, Tex., Jan. 19--The city council at its regular meeting placed in the hands of Mayor D. Ruthven and City Health Physician Clay Moore full authority for the sanitation of the city from meningitis. While there has been no case here, the authorities believe "an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure,: and have placed a partial quarantine on Palacios. The mayor issued a "cleanup day" proclamation and everything is as neat as a pin. The teachers in the public schools and all scholars are compelled to use such disinfectants as have been recommended by the state health officer. Galveston Daily News, January 20, 1912

1920 Census - Matagorda County, Palacios, Morton Avenue
Maide Moore, age 40, b TX
Lyttleton W. Moore, age 17, b TX
David D. Moore, age 13, b TX

Dr. Moore moved to Hebbronville in Jim Hogg county about 1925.

1930 Census, Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas
Clay Moore, age 55, b TX, Physician

1940 Census, Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas
Dr. Clay Moore, age 64, b TX, Medical doctor
lived in San Diego, Jim Hogg County, Texas in 1935

1940 Census, Houston, Harris County, Texas
Maide Moore, age 60, b TX
David D. Moore, age 32, b TX, Owner radio repair shop


Mrs. Maide D. Moore Dies in Houston, Buried In Ashby

Funeral services for Mrs. Maide Dunbar Moore, 83, of Houston were held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, January 30 at the Settegast-Kopf chapel followed by interment at 1 p. m. in the Ashby Cemetery.

A native of Ashby, she had lived in Houston 33 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. L. W. Moore, Houston, and David D. Moore, Lexington, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Kate McKissick, Markham, Mrs. Lois McKissick, Houston and Mrs. Hilby Penny, Bay City and a brother, Calvin Dunbar of Houston.

Palacios Beacon, February 7, 1963



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