Jane and Jeptha McClain Family, of Eva Dell Moore
Submitted by Kathy Meyer
(This) is of the Jeptha McLain family. Jane and Jeptha are shown in
front, and I think Charles is the son standing
between them. The only children I can identify positively are Jane's two daughters: Alice McLain is on the left and Eva Dell Edwards Moore is on the right.
Eva Dell (Edwards) Moore was born 13 July 1872 in Osawkie Co, KS. She died 25 June 1942 in Reardan. Her parents were Jane Foltz and Simpson Asbury Edwards. Jane was born in Ohio in 1853 and came west in 1882 in a covered wagon with her mother and step-father (Jeptha McLain). Before she died she wrote an account of the trip and the family's first years of farming near Spring Creek. The account is called "Memories of a Pioneer," which is now on the Lincoln County website.
I do know the names of four Jane and Jeptha McLain's five sons, I just
don't know which is which. The four whose names I know were: Charles (nicknamed
Bert), Manford Martin, Thomas Calvin, and Homer. It's possible that they only
had four sons and that one of the young men is Jeptha's brother Arville, who
went west with the family. They were preceded by Jeptha's father, John Thomas (J.T.)
McLain, and Jeptha's brother Thomas McLain, who settled in Reardan in 1878.
I don't know the date of photograph of the McLain family... but I do know that it had to have been taken sometime before 1910, the year both Jane and Jeptha McLain were killed in an automobile accident.
Jane (Foltz) Edwards McLain frequently went by the nickname "Jennie." Her family called her Jennie, in fact, although
her given name was Jane. In the annotations I made on "Memories of a Pioneer" I used the name Jennie, not Jane.
Author Eva Dell Moore Family submitted to the
Lincoln County Washington GenWeb by
Kathryn Meyer, January 24, 2009.
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