By Randy Bruce
November 17, 2013
Judith Moore D’Amico received a pin recognizing her 50 years of membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) at the organization’s General Convention in Tulsa November 8-12, 2013. Her membership is in the Julia Jackson chapter #564 in Durant.
Her mother. Cloy White Moore, was very active in the Julia Jackson chapter and in the Oklahoma Division UDC, serving a term as Division President. D’Amico’s membership is based on the service of Minor Lafayette Woolley who served the Confederacy in the 10th Alabama Infantry. Following the war he and his wife, Alpha Genetta Jones Woolley came to Texas and settled in Comanche County where their descendants continue to live.
D’Amico was born in Dublin, Texas in Erath County and after a lifetime of travel, she currently lives in Glen Rose, Texas, with her husband Tom. She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University where her father A. M. (Augie) Moore was an Industrial Specialist with the NASA sponsored Technology Use Studies Center (TUSC).
She is also a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and can trace 13 ancestors who were In Texas during the period of the republic of Texas. Some were also early settlers of Comanche County. Other ancestors also served in the Revolutionary War, Black Hawk Wars, Mexican War, World War I, World War II, and Korea. She and her husband are Vietnam-era veterans.
D’Amico has Durant relatives, brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Ann Moore.