Frederick Pettes Moore
Frances Hall Whiting
John Ernest Shaw
Lucy was from a prominent family in Pittsburgh. She had gone to finishing
school and was especially good in math. During the Mexican Revolution of 1910
Lucy had gone with her sister, Louise, to look for Louise's husband,
Poole, who was lost during the Revolution. They never did find Malcom. Somehow
they were rounded up and held in a containment camp for foreigners for a short
time for their own protection. John was also being held there and they met on a
tennis court in this camp.
After her release, Lucy went to San Francisco to an aunt's home. This aunt was
married to a member of the Spreckles family famous for refining sugar. John
followed her and became a mining engineer in Gaston Ridge, CA. He had been
appalled to see an American woman in Mexico during the Revolution and admired
her spunk and courage. They dated and married in 1912 when he was 26 and she
29. The attendants were Fred P. Moore and Ethel Garland both residents of
Gaston, Nevada County, CA
They moved to Chile for a short time, 1917 - 1922, and then to Tampico, Mexico.
In Tampico he became the manager of an oil company. Finally the family settled
in Monterrey, Mexico about 1930-31. After John died Lucy moved in with her
married daughter and grandchildren. Her grandson, Chuck, remembered her playing
cards, especially poker, and smoking cigars for effect.
John and Lucy's son David enlisted in the RCAF in 1942 and flew bomber missions
in Burma. His brother Jack was a FBI agent in Nicaragua for a few years and then
returned to Monterrey to go into the mining business.