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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Moore, Ozburn, Brown, Tiller and Rice - Dodger
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 12:24:07 -0600
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Tell me what we would do without your land record knowledge? Know what I
I had seen this post of yours regarding the Carroll Rice family and you can
be sure that I will look into it. It might be a wild goose chase on my
part; but I have always remembered what Wanda Moore Rice told my older
cousin years ago and sounds to me like if we could pinpoint a Rice farm in
the mid 1920s that there would be the chance of not only finding my
grandfather's final resting place - but, that of my grandmother's parents;
Ephraim Thomas Ozburn and Eliza Tiller.
As I mentioned before, it appears that the three of them died within days of
each other and of the same ailment. My father said he was seven years old
and that would make it in 1924. The family appears to have moved back and
forth between Missouri and Arkansas quite a bit. I had found the Ozburn
family in Oregon Co., Howell Co., and various other locations like van
Buren, Arkansas and the Moores in Lacelde and Ripley Cos. in Missouri. They
moved around a great deal, it seems.
In 1920; Athur Samuel Moore and Ora Ozburn were in Randolph Co., in a
15 January 1920 Randolph Co., Arkansas census, Columbia Township:
MOORE, Arthur head M W 34 married MO US US
#81/81 Ora wife F W 30 married MO IL MO
William S. son M W 14 single AR MO MO
Johnie son M W 11 single AR MO MO
Leonard son M W 7 single AR MO MO
Pauline daughter F W 5 single MO MO MO
Lowell son M W 2 8/12single AR MO MO
As you can see; my Aunt Pauline was born in Missouri (Ripley Co., maybe?)
and the family was there in 1915. Ora and Arthur were married in Randolph
Co., Arkansas in 1911 and by 1917; when my father; L. A. was born - they
were back in Randolph Co., Arkansas.
The two sons named William and Johnnie were sons of my grandfather's from a
previous marriage. There was a daughter named Irene, also. Since the two
boys are with Arthur and Ora in 1920; I am assuming that the first wife and
the young daughter named Irene are deceased by this census record.
I have never known a thing at all about my father's half-brothers. Kind of
sad. He never spoke of them and I never met them.
There was a time period after the mid 1920s that Ora Ozburn Moore remarried
to a Brown. He was a minister and it was an abusive, horrendous marriage
for Ora and the Moore children. She finally left him; thank goodness but
the impression that I get is that they literally almost starved to death.
But, the abusive Brown was out of their lives. Brown committed suicide at
some point. His name was James Brown and that is all that I
know..........other than he had children from a first marriage, also.
Between 1920 and 1924; Ora and Arthur had a set of twins.............Euell
and Loeula. So, by the time that Arthur died in 1924 - she had seven mouths
to feed. One can only imagine.
So, Roger this is the biggest lead yet for me and I finally have some free
time and will get on this Rice information tonight after everyone crashes.
Thanks a bunch, as always for all your help.
"Swaying palms in paradise........"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Harvell" <>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Carroll M. Rice
> Bernie, Jonathan S Rice, whom Don shows as the father of your Carroll,
> 80 acres in section 3, township 22 north, range 3 west. That is on the
> Eleven Point River in Oregon County, Missouri, just below where Hurricane
> Creek runs it. This is due north of the Elm Store P.O.
> I am sending you an image of the patent off list.
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