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Alma Leta MOORE was the daughter of John R. MOORE and Lola Ann HILL. Her sister Mae MOORE CAMPBELL has written this about her sister:

"My sister, Alma, was born June 2, 1904 in Troup, Texas. She graduated from Tyler High School in 1923; received the B.A. Degree from Texas Technological College, the M.A. Degree from Columbia University, The Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin; course work was done at Columbia. Her teaching career extended from 1924 through 1969; was done in Starrville, Tyler Public Schools, University of Colorado, University of Wisconsin and the University of Texas at Austin. Her professional writing included co-authorship with her husband on the New Frontier Social Science Series (Schribners) and her own Reading Caravan Series (D. C. Heath). She returned to Tyler in 1978 to spend her retirement years with her family."

"She married Dr. George Earl Freeland on June 1, 1937 in New York City. He was an educator and author of many books for teachers and children. He died June 25, 1944 in Sacramento, California. They had no children."

She was a public school teacher and principal in many Texas schools as well as being the public school supervisor and assistant superintendent for Tyler Public Schools. She was state consultant for elementary education for the state of Texas. She was a professor at the University of Texas in Austin where she retired in 1969. After retirement she was named professor emeritus at the University. She moved to Tyler in 1978 and spent most of her time in family research until her death 4 January 1991. A trip to Barrington Court in England, ancestral home of the Strouds, was one of her genealogical trips.

Alma made her profession of Faith at First Baptist Church, Tyler, where her family was active for many years. At her death she was an active member of Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler.

She was a member in the Delta Kappa Gamma Women Teachers, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Pi Lamda Theta.. She was also listed in Who's Who In American Education, Who's Who of American Women, Texas Women of Distinction, and Who's Who World Biography.

She is remembered by her family and friends as a devout Christian, a caring relative and friend, and a great family historian.

Articles written by Dr. Alma Moore Freeland:

The Hill Family
The Moore Family
East Texas Family Records, Vol. 13, No. 2 - Our Hill Ancestors
East Texas Family Records, Vol. 14, No. 1 - Andrew Jackson & Doratha Melton Moore
Chronicles of Smith Co, Texas
, Vol 16, No 2, - Papa Rang the Bell,
Chronicles of Smith Co, Texas, Vol 18, No 2 - Starrville - The Second Time Around, with her sister, Mae Moore Campbell

Memories of School Days: Tyler And Some Smith County Schools 1898-1951

  1. Readin' Writin' and 'Rithmetic - A Half Century and More of Remembrances of School Days.
  2. Academic & Professional Record of Dr. Alma Moore Freeland
  3. Academic & Professional Record of John R. Moore
  4. Academic & Professional Record of Mae Moore Campbell
  5. The Troup Schools
  6. Omen School System - Summer Hill Select School
  7. Memories of Starrville School Teaching Days - a sequel to Starrville - The Second Time Around
  8. Tatum Days, Fall 1911 - Spring 1913
  9. Our Winona Days, Fall of 1913-Spring 1915
  10. Memories of Whitehouse School Days
  11. Tyler High School Days - 1918-1923
  12. Notes from My Tyler High School Teachers of Sixty Years Ago
  13. Remembered Teachers and Subjects in Tyler High School
  14. Graduation Activities, January 1923
  15. Church Experiences During High School Days
  16. Douglas School, Tyler, Texas, 1915-1951
  17. Bonner School, 1931-1936
  18. Elementary Schools, The Tyler Public Schools, 1937-1951
  19. Tyler Junior High Schools - Roberts, Hogg & Moore


Tyler Courier-Times, 4 January 1992, page 8, column 4-5 - Dr. A. M. Freeland Services Pending (Obituary)
Jerry Moore, nephew

Writings of Dr. Alma Moore Freeland (These books are copies of her research in the possesion of her immediate family:

  1. Memories of School Days: Tyler And Some Smith County Schools 1898-1951
  2. Our Ancestors: The Moores And Allied Families Vol 1
  3. Our Ancestors: The Meltons And Allied Families Vol 1
  4. A Way To Remember The Moores And The Hills And Their Ancestors, Part One
  5. A Way To Remember The Moores And The Hills And Their Ancestors, Part Two
  6. A Way To Remember The Family Of John R. Moore And Lola Ann Hill Moore, Part 1 (1B) MMC
  7. A Way To Remember The Moores And The Hills And Their Ancestors, Part 2 (1B) MMC
The first three books are found in the Tyler Public Library. The other books may be found in family member libraries.

H. W. Melton Family

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