Edmée Moore Reid

The only child of Pearl and Philip Moore, Edmée Moore was born on September 5th ,1908 in Banff.

Edmée spent summers in and around Banff including at Yoho and Wapta camps in Yoho National Park. She was an avid rider and participated in numerous trail rides with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies along with her parents. 

In the 1920s and early 1930s Edmée spent many winters in various American cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and San Francisco while her father travelled around  the United States giving lectures. In these cities Edmée attended school, went shopping with her mother, and went to numerous galleries, museum, shows, and sporting events such as hockey games. At the end of every winter the Moores would take the train back to Banff before going on to the camps at Yoho and Wapta. Edmée was a dedicated diary writer and, in diaries from 1926, 1928, and 1930 she writes about her daily life in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Banff and surrounding area. Visits from Peter Whyte and Louis S. Crosby in Boston, trail rides in the summers, Banff Indian Days, and hanging out with friends at Yoho camp are just some of the events she highlights in her diary. 

On February 7th, 1942 Edmée Moore married Charlie Reid in the same church her parents had married in thirty-five years earlier. Edmée continued to live in Banff until her death in 1971.

[Teenage Edmée Moore, ca. 192?]

Moore family fonds, V439/PA - 320, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Edmée Moore as a toddler in a crate marked "Banff," ca. 1910]

Moore family fonds, V439/PA - 303, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Edmée Brewster Moore, 2 years old, [ca. 1910]

Moore family fonds, V439/PA - 307, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Brookman, [Edmée Moore], Betty, [ca. 1912]

Moore family fonds,  V439/PD - 358/7/001, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Edmée Moore and John Brewster, ca. 191?

Moore family fonds, V439/PA - 316, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

"Girl Trail Rider Ro Play 'Broncho' Organ on 4-Day T, [ca. 192?]

Moore family fonds, M307/47/37, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Group at camp, Philip Moore at left and Edmée Moore at right, ca. 193?]

Pat Brewster fonds, V91/PA - 848, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Edmée Moore standing in a camp, ca. 1925-1935] 

Moore family fonds, V439/PD - 360/5/001, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

"With fond recollections of the most enjoyable summer ever spent at Yoho Camp," [page from Edmée Moore's photograph album,] 1926

Moore family fonds, V439/PD - 358/32, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

"Trail Riders of 1925. O'Hara and Wapta," [page from Edmée Moore's photograph album,] 1925

Moore family fonds, V439/PD - 358/31, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Album page showing Edmée Moore and friends, including [Georgia Engelhard], [Fern Brewster], and Rudolph Aemmer, ca. 1925 - 1935]

Moore family fonds, V439/PD - 360/008, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Edmée Moore with friends, including Georgia Engelhard, in a tent. ca. 1925 - 1935]

Moore family fonds, V439/PD - 360/6/001, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Edmée Moore and Charlie Reid on their wedding day, 1942]

Jim Brewster family fonds, 

V90/PA - 511, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

[Edmée Moore on her wedding day, 1942]

Jim Brewster family fonds, V90/PA - 512, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

"Miss [Edmée] Moore becomes Bride Of Mr. C.E. Reid," 1942

Moore family fonds, 

M307/47/041, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies Certificate of Life Membership for Miss Edmée Moore, [ca. 19??]

Moore family fonds, M307/47/038, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 

[Pearl and Edmée Moore, ca. 196?]

Moore family fonds, V439/PA - 440, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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