Mary Jane Atwell



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Mary Jane Atwell

Born: 09 Apr 1894 PA


Mary Atwell in her junior year at Mount Holyoke College.  She was treasurer of the W M C A.
Married: 22 Feb 1918 Bellevue, Allegheny, PA Atwell - Moore
The wedding of Miss Mary Jane Atwell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jason r. Atwell, of Dawson
Avenue, and Capt. Frederick P. Moore, Sr., of Euclid Avenue, took place at the home of the bride's parents, Friday evening at 8 o'clock with Dr. Little of Washington, officiating.  The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white net, posed over white satin; her tulle veil was held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms, and she carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses and sweet peas.  Her only attendant, Miss Martha Atwell, wore a gown of white net over blue silk and carried pink roses.  Carolyn and Robert Denslow, small son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Denslow, carried flowers.  Miss Elsie Klindworth played the wedding music. Spring flowers were used in the house decorations. Only the immediate family and a few friends witnessed the ceremony.  Following a wedding dinner of 35 covers, Capt. Moore and bride left for Charlotte, North Carolina, where the groom is stationed at Camp Green.

Wedding Announcement
City and Suburban Life, Bellevue, PA  Feb. 1918
Died: 21 Apr 1961   Santa Fe New Mexican
May 11, 1961  pg 17
"saddened to hear of the death of Mary Atwell Moore on April 21"



Jason R. Atwell



Bertha Nivin



Frederick Pettes Moore Jr.

1920  Yale Yearbook.  Mary Atwell Moore, B.A. Mount Holyoke College 1916.  From Bellevue PA.  Studying History.  Living at 114 High Street. She again listed as a graduate student in 1922.


A Handbook of American private schools
Google Book
pg 170


The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, established in 1911 at Lakewood, N.J., outgrew its quarters and with the cooperation of the alumnae and friends of the school moved to Simsbury in 1917, where it occupies the six hundred acre Stuart Dodge estate, two miles from the village. Miss Walker, A.B., Bryn Mawr, '94, A.M., '04, after ten years' successful administration, married, and the management of the school was taken over by her sister, Mrs. Charles M. Andrews, A.B., Bryn Mawr, long associated with the school and for two years its academic as well as its business head. Mrs. Mary Atwell Moore, A.B. Mt. Holyoke, Yale, is associate principal. The five year course of study preparatory to college provides rather a broader course than is actually required. Half the girls are fifteen years of age and the range is from thirteen to eighteen. A system of self-government, an unusual degree of cooperation with the home and thorough investigation of each girl before admission contribute to the success of the school. Much is made of outdoor life and riding is an especial feature.


(Apr. 1931) Bellevue City and Suburban Life
Mrs. Mary Atwell Moore of New York and Boston, formerly of Bellevue, who is on a lecture tour for the Katherine Gibbs Educational Association, was the guest last Friday of her father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moore of South Bryant avenue.  Mrs. Moore will be in Philadelphia during the next nine months, organizing a school in connection with her work with the association.
(Apr. 1931) Bellevue City and Suburban Life


Ingleside History


After the Ingleside Inn closed the property was put up for sale. In the summer of 1945 Miss Justine Ames Browne and Mrs. Mary Atwell Moore purchased the Ingleside Inn.  They planned to move their Brownmoor School for girls from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Phoenix area. Moore and Browne added an auditorium, classroom buildings, a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, a large playing field, two recreation buildings, and junior & senior residence houses to the property. Early in the first school year however, Miss Browne died. Mrs. Moore continued to operate the school until 1950, when it was sold to a group of investors and then resold to Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Graybeal.




Tucson Daily Citizen  March 20, 1950 pg 24

Applications for enrollment for the 1950-51 school year beginning September 28, are now being accepted by BROWNMOOR SCHOOL In Phoenix
Now In its nineteenth year under the
same management, Brownmoor offers complete day and boarding school classes, and a rounded program of cultural, recreational and athletic activities, for girls from first grade through high school. Brownmoor is fully accredited for college entrance.
Boarding Seventh Grade Through High School
Day Students --  First Grade Through High School
For Complete Information  Write or Call BROWNMOOR SCHOOL, Phoenix
Telephone  5-8478
Mary Atwell Moore Director
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Graybeal, Owners