1939: front row: Arthur (the baby), Julia, Jane, & Helen Back row: Ola, Sally, John, & Raynor
Arthur Cotten Moore 25 May 1939 – 12 Oct 1998
NC State, Raleigh 1 year +
US Army 2 years stationed at the Pentagon
Government “grader” for peaches and Peanuts etc.
After his father’s death, he stayed on at Maple Lawn with his mother.
He started dealing in antiques full time
and fleas markets after his mother’s death.
1940 Raynor Moore holding Sally and Uncle Jack Moore holding Arthur
Wagon Train ca 1941 Sally, Arthur and Helen
ca 1942 Arthur when he was little could fall asleep most anywhere. Here Anna Sessoms snapped him sound asleep at her house sitting on the root of an oak tree. That’s the end of their kitchen behind him.
Arthur and Sally on Cypress log
Stump of the hollow oak tree where bees lived before tree was killed
by a lightning strike Sally and Arthur
As usual – Arthur putting himself into my picture
Arthur with his bike
Nags Head – 3 Sept 1951 Arthur fishing with Red Holloman
Red felt Arthur needed a reward after helping his mother run the farm all summer.
Uncle Arthur and Helen Ann with kitty 1954
Arthur 1958 usher for his sister Sally’s wedding
Uncle Arthur meets Julie Koestler 1961
Moore family – 1961
Arthur looking over his table of collectibles at the farmer’s market in Raleigh ca 1995
Arthur Moore ca 1995
married 26 June 1976 Margaret Hope Proffitt** nee Heilig
All of Arthur’s siblings attended the wedding ceremony which was held in the United Methodist Church, Chesapeake, Virginia complete with trumpets.
Hope was her own vocalist. The ceremony included the four boys.
a. Chip Proffitt* b. Mark Proffitt* c. Lee Proffitt* d. John William Proffitt*
[during the marriage they were all known as Moore]
1998 Mark, Lee, and Chip and Hope and sister greeting Sally at Arthur’s Service
998 The Ghosts arriving for Arthur’s Service
2001 Arthur’s Grave
* indicates close relative of wife who was adopted by husband
**indicates couple divorced
***adoption of non-relative