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Herbert McClain Moore Submitted by: Michael Crow Taken from the “Chronicles of Oklahoma”

Herbert McClain Moore was born to Lyman Moore, Sr. and Frances (McClain) Moore on July 2, 1878 at Skullyville, Indian Territory. He married Lena McCurtain, a daughter of Principal Chief Green McCurtain and Katie (Springs) Moore. Katie was a daughter of John Springs and Sally (Anderson) Springs.

Herbert and Katie were parents of Corrine who married O. T. Rabon who pastured the First Baptist Church in Kinta; Inez (Mrs. Von Dearn); Betty (Mrs. John Ward) and Herbert McClain Moore, Jr. who married Nine Buchannan. He taught at the Alice Robertson Junior High School in Muskogee.

Herbert served as County Clerk and Treasurer of San Bois County under the Choctaw government and was Deputy United States Marshal at McCurtain and Land Appraiser in the Indian service under Gabe Parker, Superintendent of the Five Civilized tribes, 1917-1918. He was a member of the fourth state legislature (1913) from Haskell County, also serving as bailiff of the United States District court in Muskogee for 15 years. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He passed away on December 3, 1943 and at his request was buried in the old Skullyville cemetery near Spiro, Oklahoma.

Gertrude Moore, daughter of Lyman Moore, Sr. and Frances (McClain) Moore married Edward S. Bowman, who died at Oak Lodge (formerly Skullyville). They were parents to Edward S. Bowman; Mrs. Lee Manke and Mrs. Doyle Holoway.

Louis Oliver Moore, son of Lyman and Frances Moore, Sr. died in 1903. Napoleon B. Moore, son of Lyman and Frances Moore, Sr. was born on march 11, 1880. He was married to Mrs. Mary Lowthers but separated many years before his passing.

Lena Belle Moore, daughter of Lyman and Frances, Sr. married R. V. Smith of Spiro. Their son, Major Lewis V. Smith served with the American forces in Austria and their daughter married James P. Crow.

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