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Mary Coultas Tagg Obit

Mary Coultas Tagg Moore Obituary

DIED: -- July 13, 1892, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. King, in Waco Neb., Mrs. Mary Moore in the 75th year of her age. The deceased was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, December 6th 1817. She was the oldest child of James and Mary Coultas. She was one of four children, two of whom, a brother and a sister, the former of New Zeland [sic], the latter of England, survive her. She married Thos. R. Tagg, March 28th 1837, and came to America in 1843. Her husband died November 4th 1864. She married J.M. Moore, April 23rd 1870, who mourns his loss. She was the mother of eleven children by her first husband, eight of whom are still living and five were at her bedside when she passed away. Her living sons are Thos. C. and Geo. A. Tagg, of Waco, Alfred R., Edwin C., and Walter Tagg, of Chicago and Herbert Tagg, of Dakota. Her daughters Mrs. Mary A. King and Mrs. Fannie Van Allen, of Waco.

Mrs. Moore united with the Wesleyan M.E. church at the age of 13. Her father was a local preacher in the early days of Wesleyan Methodism and often took her with him on his circuit while she was yet a small child. The impressions then made lasted through life. The religion she then embraced sustained her through all the changing scenes of her varied life and her faith grew stronger and brighter until the end. Shall we say the end! No – “Unto the perfect day.” The day that began for her when she closed her eyes to earth. She had entered upon the highest walks of the Christian life and enjoyed the perfect love of God and walked daily in the light of Him who is the light of the world. She believed in her religion with all the intensity of her nature and took great care to instill in the minds of her children the faith so dear to her, and had the satisfaction of knowing that they all revered the religion of their mother, and most, if not all of them, have entered on the new life and are Christian workers.

She came among us in Waco but a few years ago, aged and infirm, feeling almost too weary to make new acquaintances. But a few did make her acquaintance, and found that to know her was to love her and to be loved by her; for her love was as broad as the world, reaching out to all humanity; and none could come in contact with her and not feel uplifted and have a desire to be better – more like her. Her religion was not bounded by sectarian lines, but whoever loved her Savior was but her sister or her brother. To the close of her life she retained her interest in all events and questions of the day. Especially was she interested in ever enterprise of a religious or benevolent character at home or abroad. She was a strong advocate of temperance and labored and prayed for the advanced of that cause.

Her sickness was a very painful nature, lasting through many weary months, yet she endured with a perfect patience. Her last utterances were, “Glory to God”? “He doeth all things well.” “It is all right, Jesus is with me.

The funeral took place July 14th. Services were held at the home where she died, and were conducted by Rev. T.J. Strickler assisted by Rev. Mr. Hamilton and Rev. B.O. Snow. A large concourse of friends and neighbors were assembled and after an impressive service we laid her in Waco Cemetery. Many floral offerings decked the casket that held the precious form; the form that we shall see no more till it comes forth at His call, a glorified immortal body.

Jennie Sayre

Mrs. Mary Moore Obituary, York Republican (NE), 27 Jul 1892
Courtesy of the York County Genealogical Association