Biographical Sketch of Mrs. August R. Moore

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This gifted lady is the eldest child of W. S. Robertson, principal of the Tallahassee Mission School, and was born at the Mission in October 1851. She was educated and graduated at Dayton, Ohio, in June 1870, after which she returned to Tallahassee and taught under her father for ten years, until the school building burned down in 1880. The school, however, was continued for some time in a portion of the building with a small number of pupils. On her father’s death, which took place the following spring, Miss Robertson was appointed principal pro tem. after which she received the appointment of superintendent, which she held for one year, when the institute was rebuilt for the colored people. Miss Robertson married Mr. J. H. Cregg in 1877, the issue of their marriage being one girl, which died in infancy. In 1882 she married Mr. N. B. Moore, who was judge of the Supreme Court at that time. They were married in Oswego, Kansas, November 20, 1882, after which they went to live on the Arkansas River, twenty miles west of Muskogee. About two years afterward Mrs. Moore was appointed as principal and superintendent of the Nuyaka Mission, which office she has held to the present day, with the exception of one year September 1888, until September 1889. Mrs. Moore is granddaughter of Rev. S. A. Worcester, D. D., of the Cherokee Congregational Mission. She herself is a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. During her first ten years under the Presbyterian Foreign Board, her salary was paid by the Rev. T. K. Beecher, of the Congregational Church, Elmira, New York.

MLA Source Citation:

O'Beirne, Harry F. and Edward S. The Indian Territory: Its Chiefs, Legislators, and Leading Men. St. Louis. 1898. Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Jul 29th, 2012


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