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Amelia Kilgore

Amelia Kilgore

Female 1876 - 1930  (54 years)

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  • Name Amelia Kilgore  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Born 16 May 1876  McLennan Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 17 December 1930  Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried after 17 December 1930  Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I59201  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 March 2010 

    Father John Jay Kilgore,   b. 11 May 1850, Fannon Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 April 1908, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Betty Elizabeth Coots,   b. 14 April 1845, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 September 1904, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F53052  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Josephus William “Joe” Moffat,   b. 28 November 1873, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 July 1955, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 18 March 1898  Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Roy Moffat,   b. 31 December 1898, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Mamie Moffat,   b. 10 April 1903, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 June 1985, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Minta Moffat,   b. 1 February 1905, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 October 1973, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +4. Lana Moffat,   b. 23 January 1908, Cayote, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 December 2002, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +5. Floyd Moffat,   b. 21 December 1909, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1983, Kopperl, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Lena Moffat,   b. 25 June 1913, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 June 1988, Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F41358  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Amelia Kilgore - Mrs Josephus Moffat
    Amelia Kilgore - Mrs Josephus Moffat
    Image supplied by C A Hocker.

  • Notes 
    • I wish that I could have known my Grandmother Amelia Kilgore Moffatt.

      Joe and Amelia Moffat were a remarkable couple. They had six children of their own.

      The flu epedemic of 1918 killed so many people and it killed a lot of Amelia Kilgore Moffatt's family.

      It killed her brother, Oscar. He and Mollie Crump Kilgore had four children. Mollie had died in 1911. Oscar Kilgore died in 1918 in the flu epedemic and asked Amelia Kilgore Moffatt and Joe Moffatt before he died if they would raise his children. Their names were Jesse, Johnny, Birdie and Leona.

      Amelia and Joe Moffatt took these children to raise with their own and loved them very much. Then Amelia had a stroke, leaving her paralyzed and bed-ridden.
      Joe and Amelia had accomplished quite a lot and had quite a lot of property, so Joe quit work and raised all these ten children and took care of his wife.
      He learned to cook and clean and care for the whole family.

      He owned rental property and the Ice House in Clifton, Texas. He also owned a garage and worked on and stored cars for people. (Cars were new back then and no one had a garage at their homes).
      Joe and Amelia Moffatt owned a home across from the school and a farm on the Bosque River just outside of Clifton.
      They lived in town in the school year and on the farm during the summer.
      Joe worked very hard at home and had a big garden and was a wonderful cook and Father and Husband.

      Joe's oldest son's wife died leaving three small children (youngest was a baby). Joe took these three children to raise as well (the father of the children traveled in his work). That same year, Joe's wife, Amelia died as well as his Mother . He lost his wife and mother in a two week period of time.

      He continued on and raised these small children by himself. HE WAS TRULY A REMARKABLE MAN.

      He was a very special man that never lost his temper or raised his voice to anyone. He was loved and respected in the community and was always so good to his children and family.

      I wish that I had known my Grandmother, Amelia Kilgore Moffatt. My Mother, Lana Moffatt Patterson, told me so many wonderful stories about her.

      She said they lived across the street from the school and for some reason, the school did not have a phone for some time. Different parents would need to get a message to their children, so they would call Amelia and she would go back and forth up aand down the steep stairs into the school and just get home and have to go back for another message to another student.

      Mother said her Mother, Amelia was quite special and Mother remembers special times between her parents that was so special. Like walking to church with all of the children and commenting about what a blessing their children were to them.

      After Amelia had her stroke, Joe Moffatt would carry her out to the car at Sunset and take her for a ride. He would do this almost every day. They had a special love for each other. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S371] eMail message, from La Nell Cook.

    2. [S413] Reunion data file, submitted by C A Hocker.

    3. [S2278] GEDCOM file titled “lcookFBCGED3.ged”, submitted by La Nell Cook.


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