Ethel Pauline (Perry) Moore

Ethel Pauline (Perry) Moore (1902 - 1975)

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Ethel Pauline Moore formerly Perry
Born in Gainesville, Cooke county, Texasmap
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Wife of — married in Oklahoma City, Oklahomamap
[children unknown]
Died in Bristow, Creek county, Oklahomamap
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Ethel was born in 1902. She is the daughter of John Perry. [1]


Mrs. Ethel Pauline Moore, 73, a long-time Oklahoma teacher and librarian, died Monday at a Bristow nursing home. She was the widow of Chauncey O. Moore, a state educator and ex Tulsa postmaster, who died in 1965.

A native of Gainesville, Tex., Mrs. Moore came to the Bristow area in 1910. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a degree in library science from the University of Michigan. She had also done post graduate work at Columbia University in New York City. Mrs. Moore taught in Oklahoma public schools for 38 years, including 22 years as librarian at Tulsa's Will Rogers High School. She had moved to Bristow from Tulsa two years ago.

She was a past president of the Oklahoma Library Association and a charter member of the Tulsa City- County Friends of the Library Association. She was a former member of the Tulsa county and Oklahoma Historical Societies, the National Folk Festival Association and the Oklahoma Folk Lore Society. Mrs. Moore, along with her husband, wrote Ballads and Folk Songs of the Southwest, which was published in 1964 by the University of Oklahoma Press.

She was active in the Women's Association of the First Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir there for 15 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Julia E. Hawkins, and stepmother, Mrs. Julia Whisenhunt, both of Bristow; and a brother, Glenn B. Perry, Kilgore, Tex. Services are pending with Stanleys Funeral Service.


  1. Entered by Norman Perry, Jul 29, 2011

Excerpt from : OKLAHOMA FOLKLIFE SOCIETIES.........The president, the secretary, and the advisory council accomplished most of the work for organizing the presentations. He specifically gave credit to Della I. Young and Ethel Perry Moore, both of whom served as secretary. Moore, along with her husband, Chauncey O. Moore, collected ballads and folksongs in Oklahoma..... The Chronicles of Oklahoma 30 (Spring 1952). Ethel Moore and Chauncey O. Moore, Ballads and Folk Songs of the Southwest (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964). Guy Logsdon © Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma Historical Society

Excerpt from the Ballads and Folksongs of the Southwest , page 200: The dramatist Lynn Riggs, in choosing the title for his play Green Grow the Lilacs, has helped to keep this already popular song before the public eye. Later, this play became the basis for the Broadway hit musical, Oklahoma!, by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Green Grow the Lilacs, sung by Neal Nixon of Bristow, Oklahoma, Page 201, Ballads and Folksongs of the Southwest, By Ethel and Chauncey O. Moore, University of Oklahoma Press, copyright 1964.

Ballads and Folk Songs of the Southwest

C. O. Moore Household (1930 U.S. Census, Prague city, Lincoln county, Oklahoma, population schedule, Ward 3, Enumeration District 33, Supervisor District 10, Sheet no. 11-B, Dwelling 270, Family 271) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publication number T626, NARA Roll number 1911. Occupation listed as "teacher" in the Prague public schools, age 27.

Chauncey O. Moore household (1940 U.S. Census, Tulsa, Tulsa county, Oklahoma, population schedule, enumeration district 79-12, sheet number 63A, family number 417, line number 15, NARA publication number T627, NARA Roll number 3348. Occupation listed as "teacher, public schools".

Death Certificate, State Dept. of Health, State of Oklahoma, State File Number #17839, Date of Death September 29, 1975. Place of Death: Bristow, Creek county, Oklahoma. Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia. Father: John Lawrence Perry, Mother: Jennie Mae Clapp. Place of Birth: Texas. Informant: Mrs. Julia E. Hawkins (sister).

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On 30 Jul 2011 Norman Perry wrote:

Ethel Pauline was the oldest child of John Lawrence Perry and Jennie Mae Clapp. She grew up working her way through college and graduate school, becoming a teacher and librarian. She was the person I give credit for starting Perry genealogy research in our family. Her middle name, Pauline, is from her maternal grandmother's name Pauline Raines.

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