Green Frog Cafe

"Living in nature, listening to the rain, Green Frog Cafe, that's where I want to be. The hemlocks are green, the creek is tricklin, there's geese on the pond, the forest sighs. Green Frog Cafe that's where I want to be, home of my soul, spirit of the mountains." Ruminations of Rhona McMahan

Saturday, April 30, 2005

This is a rough chronology of Uncle Paul Miller Moore's life, 1978 -1966. He grew up on a farm in New Concord, Ohio, home of Muskingum College (on the Muskingum River). He played football and was a Stag Club member at Muskingum, working his way through because his father was unable to work. He moved to Pittsburgh to seek his fortune in the steel industry, worked for B. F. Jones, came to Woodlawn to prepare the land for the Aliquippa Works of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, founded his own builders supply business with a sweetheart arrangement with "the mill", and became a staunch civiv leader, churchman, and extended family head. He married Jesse Christy in ca. 1927, but she almost immediately contracted polio or tuberculosis, and died after only 3 or 4 years. They had no children. He never remarried, although he was a favorite with the ladies. My father Paul Martin Moore and his brother James Harvey McGeorge Moore were as his sons, and their children were as his grandchildren. The same was true for Jesse's family to an extent. My grandfather, James Russell Moore, was his dear younger brother who worked with him as a junior partner for 60 years, and who shared his sons and grandchildren with him.
Rhona McMahan


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