Margaret E. Moore-Scoggin, of Odessa, Texas, is searching for information about her childhood in Clovis — and would love to talk to anyone who might have lived here at the same time.
Scoggin was born Margaret E. Moore in Clovis in July 1927 in a house in the three hundred block of Prince Street. The site is now the parking lot of a business there, she said.
Her father, Carl F. Moore, was employed at Fox Drug, then owned and operated the Clovis Drug Store on Main Street. Her father’s sisters, Ruth and Margaret A. “Maggie” Moore were nurses. Ruth was superintendent of the Baptist Hospital in Clovis, where Maggie was superintendent of nurses. The News-Journal ran a front-page article on Maggie when she retired in the 1940s, Scoggin said.
“After my Dad joined the Navy in 1942 or ‘43, my mother, Fontella B. Moore, my brother, Carl, and I worked at the drug store. Later it was sold to a man named Cretney and became Cretney’s Drug.
“I had a wonderful childhood in Clovis and was hoping someone would have some similar memories. I’m trying to find out more of the city’s history from around that time and would love to talk to anyone who remembers,” she said.
Moore-Scoggin can be reached on the Internet at ISerpensI@aol.com.
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