Lucy Prescott Moore











Lucy Prescott Moore see FAMILY TREE
Born: 14 July 1884 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY    
Married: 19 Oct 1912  Nevada County, CA 
Marriage License
Taken in Laredo, TX on a shopping expedition in the early 1940's
Died: 5 Mar 1970 Monterrey, Mexico


Death Certificate
Buried: Rosario Cemetery, Monterrey, Mexico    


Frederick Pettes Moore


Frances Hall Whiting


John Ernest Shaw


1. John Ernest "Jack" Shaw  b. 17 Sep 1913    
2. Lucy Moore Shaw b. 02 Apr 1915  
Lucy Moore Shaw
3. Jane Shaw b. 1917    
4. David Shaw b. 28 Jun 1918  
David 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, Malcom 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.