Edith Clarke Moore (1875-1952) was a native of Texas and married Matthew Van Moore in 1892. They moved from Knoxville to Asheville in 1895. Mr. M. V. Moore was the founder and operator of the M.V. Moore and company in Asheville. The clothing store on Patton Avenue was known of as the Men’s Outfitters.
Tempie Avery was a young girl purchased in Charleston in 1840 by Nicholas Woodfin. During her time on his plantation she became a midwife delivering both black and white babies in Asheville. After the Civil War, Mr. Woodfin deeded property to Tempie at 26 Pearson Drive, the current site of the Montford Community Center. On
The first time that I revisioned a different Asheville, one with horses, was when I read Pauline Moore’s diary she wrote in 1916 at the age of 19. In May, Pauline wrote, “Frank Netherland & I went for a long horse back ride this afternoon. Up by Beaumont Lodge by the Battle Bungalow through Kenilworth