Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pioneer Mother Monument
The Pioneer Mother
Who With Unfaltering Trust
In God Suffered The Hardship
Of The Unknown West
To Prepare For Us A Homeland
Of Peace And Plenty
Alexander Phimister Proctor – Sculptor - MCMXXVII
Wither thou goest, I will go
Where thou lodgest, I will lodge
Thy people shall be my people
and thou God my God
Erected 1927 by Howard Vanderslice/Sculpted by Alexander Phimister Proctor.
Location. 39° 4.635′ N, 94° 35.375′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Kessler Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War/Philippine Insurrection/China Relief Expedition Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Carroll Spalding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Saint Mary (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cemetery William Gebhardt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flag (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Silas Calhoun (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . . Papers concerning Alexander Phimister Proctor's statue, The Pioneer Mother, 1924-1950. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
1. Mary Rosanna Davison Moore
When I saw this monument, the thing that struck me most was the fact that I was within a few miles of where my great-great grandparents, John Howard Moore (1862-1942) and Mary Rosanna Davison Moore (1865-1951) were married (September 30, 1886, Desoto, KS), and that it was from near this site that they began taking one of the trails west. Mary was originally from Hardin County, Kentucky and John was born in Clear Spring, Maryland, but had left his parents back in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Though it is apparent that the monument depicts an earlier time in the 19th century, at the time my great-great grandparents embarked from the area (1887), my gg grandmother
— Submitted September 15, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
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