Moose, Ella Rose

Class of 1904

Birth: Jul. 12, 1887, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1926, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA

Archibald Walter Moose (1857 – 1928)
Mary “Millie” Rebecca Barrier Moose (1861 – 1940)
Lee Evans Foil (1886 – 1946)

Mary Evans Foil Barringer (1914 – 1992)
Lawson Archibald Foil (1920-1968)
Gurley David Moose (1883 – 1913)
Paul Alexander Moose (1890 – 1966)
Walter Lee Moose (1898 – 1981)
Lucille Elaine Moose Wearn (1901 – 1994)
Hoy Archibald Moose (1903 – 1991)

Saint James Reformed Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 22671945.


The Concord Daily Tribune, 5 Jan 1912, p. 1.

Mr. Lee Foil and Miss Ella Moose Join Their Fortunes Together

The merry wedding chimes, the first of the new year, sweetly rang last evening at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Moose when their daughter, Miss Ella Rose, became the bride of Mr. Lee Evans Foil. Beautiful in its simplicity, lovely in its appointments and happy in the assemblage of many friends, was the union of these popular young people in matrimony’s journey adown the aisles of time.

At the door Miss Mary Heilig, dressed in pink chiffon over messaline, and Miss Ora Fisher, in tan messaline trimmed in golden brown chenille fringe, received. Miss Stella Foil in blue crepe de chine directed the ladies to the cloak room, and Misses Elaine Moose and Emma Grace Heilig, in white with blue ribbons, and Master Archibald Moose, Jr., took in custody the gentlemen’s hats.

Preceding the ceremony, Miss Ada Stirewalt sweetly sang that beautiful selection from d’Hardelot, “Because,” accompanied by Mr. Hampton Stirewalt, of China Grove. Immediately following, to the mellow strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march played by Miss Margaret Bost, of Hickory, who wore lavender japonica with ball trimmings, the bride gowned in an exquisite white marquisette, with pearl trimmings and fringe over satin, carrying a shower bouquet of bride’s roses, lilies of the valley and ferns, descended the stairs and was met by the groom. They proceeded to the east parlor where the impressive ceremony of the Reformed church was performed by Rev. B. L. Stanley, pastor of the First Reformed church of Mt. Pleasant, assisted by Rev. H. E. Beatty, of Wilmington. During the ceremony the strains of “Traumeri” were softly played by Miss Bost.

Following the plighting of the marriage vows, the guests were directed to the punch bowl which was presided over by Miss Mayme Beatty, of Charlotte, in black grenadine over messaline, and Miss Ethel Corzine in markuisette with pearl trimmings over messaline. From the punch bowl the guests were conducted to the dining room by Miss Wilhelmina Antley, of Orangeburg, S. C., in white crepe meteor over messaline. The dining room was beautifully decorated in white roses. A delicious salad course was served by Misses Lucile Beatty, of Charlotte, and Laura and Lillian Heilig. The guests register was in charge of Miss Mary Van Poole, of Salisbury, who wore blue marquisette in pearl trimmings and dewdrops over satin.

In the parlor the elaborate display of Haviland and hand painted china, cut glass and silverware, attested the unlimited popularity of this charming couple.

Among the out of town guests were Miss Margaret Bost, of Hickory, Miss Mary Van Poole, of Salisbury; Miss Wilhelmina Antley, of Orangeburg, S. C.; Misses Mayme and Lucille Beatty, of Charlotte; Miss Pearl Barrier and Mrs. J. B. McAllister, of Concord; Mr. Carroll Bost, of Hickory; Mr. Robert Patterson, of Charlotte; Rev. H. E. Beatty, of Wilmington; Mr. Hampton Stirewalt, of China Grove; Messrs. W. A. and Oscar Sappenfield and Mr. Chas. Barrier, of Concord.

The great number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Foil are pleased to know that Mt. Pleasant is to remain their permanent home. The bride is one of Mt. Pleasant’s most attractive and accomplished young ladies, and the groom is the clever and accommodating cashier of the Cabarrus Savings Bank. A handsome residence is now in course of construction on north Main street.

Mt. Pleasant, N. C., Jan. 5 1912.


The Concord Times, 12 Apr 1926, p. 5.

Prominent Woman of Mt. Pleasant Succumbs at Charlotte Sanatorium After Brief Illness

Mrs. Ella Moose Foil, of Mt. Pleasant, one of the most prominent women of Cabarrus county, died at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night at the Charlotte Sanatorium after an illness of somewhat more than a week. She was taken to the hospital eight days ago for an operation that was expected to be effective in removing the cause of her illness.

Mrs. Foil was 38 years old and was born in Mt. Pleasant, July 12, 1887. She was married to Lee E. Foil, prominent citizen of Mt. Pleasant, in January 1912. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant public school board at the time of her death and had been all her life active in the life of the community, both in social, educational, and religious circles. She was a member of St. Johns Reformed Church in Mt. Pleasant from girlhood.

Surviving Mrs. Foil are her husband and two children, Lawson Archibald, six, and Mary Evans, four years old. Three brothers also survive. They are Paul A., Walter Lee, and Hoy A. Moose, of Mt. Pleasant. One sister, Mrs. George A. Wearn, of Charlotte, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Moose, of Mt. Pleasant also survive.

Funeral services were held this morning at 11 o’clock in St. Johns Reformed Church, attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Interment was made in the cemetery at Mt. Pleasant.

Mrs. Foil had many friends in Concord and announcement of her death came as a shock to them. While it was known that she was in the hospital, the seriousness of her condition was not generally known. Her family has been prominently identified with all phases of public life in Mt. Pleasant for many years.