DEE MOORE FAMILY PORTRAIT
Photo taken in 1905
A less formal but at least complete photo of the Dee Moore family. I love that Lizzie has her doll and stroller in the photo.
L to R: Dee Jr, Lizzie (wife), William, Lizzie (daughter), Milton, and Dee Moore Sr
According to The History of Gonzales Co., Texas, page 150, Dee Moore was the first postmaster for the Maurin Community Post Office. The application for the Post Office was submitted March 28, 1900 and approved July 3, 1900. He served in this capacity for two years.
From the Texas State Historical Society page:
The Gonzales County community of Maurin, named for a French stonemason who lived in the settlement, was probably established in 1889 as a station on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway halfway between Gonzales and Dilworth. The village acquired a post office in 1900, but it closed in 1915. The year before, an F. Maurin, Jr., was the postmaster and also operated a general store. By 1915 Maurin had a general store, a telephone connection, and a population of twenty. In 1931 it had two businesses in addition to the rail station. In 1932 the railroad was abandoned. That year Maurin listed forty inhabitants. That figure remained constant until 1948, although by 1945 one of the businesses had closed. By 1949 population figures had become unavailable, and in 1965 Maurin was no longer identified on county highway maps.