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Beverlee Ann Follett Taylor Beverlee Ann Follett Taylor from Pleasanton CA wrote on July 13, 2023 at 3:44 pm
My family had an adobe at C and Follett Streets where the post office now stands. I’ve visited the museum with my cousin Sallie Day and again with Steve Emanuels. What a thrill to see the picture of my uncle and two aunts in the living room! My father was raised by his uncle, Claude Follett, in Toulumne, CA after the death of his mother, Sarah L Esrey Follett. I would love to get a copy of Steve’s books, A Lonesome Place to Live and The Rhoads and Esrey Letters 1846-1873. I’m planning another trip to visit the museum and see if I can find the land where my great grandfather, Jonathan Esrey, last lived using GPS coordinates! Please let me know about the books and what hours the museum is open. Many thanks. Beverlee Follett Taylor
Karen Johnson Karen Johnson from Patterson, California wrote on May 16, 2023 at 8:21 pm
Daniel Rhoads married Amanda Esrey who was the ancestor of my grandfather, Carl William Johnson, son of Robert Johnson and Edith Esrey.
Warren Carah Warren Carah from Michigan wrote on May 2, 2023 at 2:24 pm
My father, John M. Carah was a member of the Class 43B at Lemoore after completing Primary at King City. He was a native of Chico, California. He went on to Douglas AAF in Arizona for Advanced multi-engine training. He flew B-17's with the 381st BG during WW-II and was shot down on 4 Jul 1943 over Normandy, France. He successfully evaded to Switzerland and eventually returned to the U.S. where he was a member of the ATC Ferry Command. He was a career officer retiring in 1966 as a Lt. Col. It is Col. Carah's 43B Class book that is linked by the museum. Cadet Carah was the editor of his class book.
J. McCoy J. McCoy from Marin County, CA wrote on April 15, 2023 at 12:24 pm
My great grandfather, Henry PEARSON came to Lemoore with his young family from New Jersey circa 1878/79 and was on the 1880 agricultural census as a farmer of 160 acres. In 1892, he was located at "Township 19 (Lemoore) South Range, 21 East (lower right on plot map between Samuel WALKER and Walter IRWIN. Number 34 area". Now that Tulare Lake is returning, I want to come and see it as my great grandfather might have when he first arrived. He and the family returned to New Jersey circa 1895.
RJ Lugge RJ Lugge from Springfield Mo wrote on November 27, 2021 at 11:16 am
I have not been inside the museum since the pandemic began. However, my wife and I have big fans of this place for the last three years. I have been living in Lemoore since I retired from the navy in 2002.
Reply from Sarah Mooney Museum
Thank you for the the message. The museum is open on Sundays from 12:00 until 3. We have an event tomorrow, November 28th, come see the museum decorated for Christmas.
Marian Rawson Marian Rawson from Rathdrum, Idaho wrote on November 25, 2021 at 11:44 am
I have written to you before and I am not only the granddaughter of Charles E Taylor and Eunice Taylor that had the Taylor Cemetery, I am the step granddaughter of Ralph and Myrtle Raney. I know ther ranch was sold and is now part of the Lemoore Cemetery, but a cousin just told me on Facebook message that the house was not destroyed, but moved to another location because of it History. I grew up part time in that house when our house burned down on our ranch across from the Taylor Cemetery. Winters in town @ 640 D st with Taylor grandparents, and on the Raney Ranch in the summer when grandma and grandpa went for the summer to their summer Home in Santa Cruz. Best house ever as the screened in porch had a double bed and in the summer us kids could Sleep out there. There also was a Huge fig tree out in front by the road and when you were under the branches that touched the ground, it was like a private play house. When we would play hide and seek, the person who had to hide their eyes until every one ran to hide would have to go under the old Fig tree. I have a picture of the House but it was taken with out the fig tree. Can you let me know the location of where the Raney house went.
Our home that burned down on the ranch was built by my grandfather Taylor's brothers in the late 1800's. I burned down June 19 1953. The might be a new article some place, I would be curious. I was ten years old when it burned down. My mother Melba Taylor was born in that house. Would love to hear back. I also have a Picture of Grandpa Raney's whole family when he was young.
Some photos of the kids playing in the yard of the house that burned down when my mother was 1 year old.
Please if you could send a picture or something so I can see the house and where it went.
Thank you so much.
Marian Rawson
Reply from Sarah Mooney Museum
So far we have been unable to find any reference to what happen to the house that was moved or have we have been able to find any newspaper article about the fire in June of 1953.
Marian Cornish Rawson Marian Cornish Rawson from Rathdrum, Idaho wrote on February 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm
My name is Marian L Cornish (Birth Name). I was raised in Lemoore and the Granddaughter of Charles E Taylor and Eunice Taylor who Had a home just up the street from where the museum is now, at 640 D Street. My grandfather Charles E Taylor moved from Tennessee in 1901 and Delivered Mail for the Lemoore Post Office for 37 years. Our family Lived in the Country next to the Rhodes'sProperty, and I believe it was one of the Rhodes Family that was plowing in his field and saw the Electric lines catch fire and start toward out house and he called the Fire Department. No one was home at our house as My dad Benton Raney was up on our River Ranch Plowing the fields. Glendale Ave. My family started the Taylor Cemetery. Our house burned to the ground in 1963 when I was 10 years old. It was an adobe built by my grandfathers brothers who settled before my grandfather arrived from Tennessee.
I may not live there anymore, but my Heart Belongs in Lemoore for ever. Wish I had a photo of our house at 640 D St.
Thank you for all the work you do on this site, as I know so many of the names that are listed on the Notables list.God Bless you for all your work.
Marian Cornish Rawson
Donna Wood Donna Wood from Santa Monica, Ca wrote on November 14, 2020 at 12:35 pm
I was stationed in Lemoore in 1980 and have always been intrigued by this house. However it took 40 years for me to actually see the inside of it! On my walk this morning I saw several people putting up Christmas decorations. I asked about the house and to my delight was invited in! What a treat, and what a beautiful piece of the history of our lovely, little town of Lemoore. Thank you Mike Betcher for the informative, spur of the moment tour. It was a pleasure and really made my day!
Lynda Emanuels Lynda Emanuels from Lemoore wrote on July 5, 2020 at 1:24 pm
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Sherri McDannold Sherri McDannold from San Rafael, CA wrote on July 5, 2020 at 9:30 am
I am a life long best friend of Sarah's great-great granddaughter, Leslie Knapp. I visited your website and enjoyed the history and gallery photos. Sarah donated a beautiful gift to the town of Lemoore. And, it's great that Leslie donated the dresser, the only piece of furniture in the museum that belonged to the Mooney family. One day I hope to visit the museum in person with Leslie.