Stella Davenport Moore was born on the 8th of January 1910 in Clarke County, Virginia. She was the second daughter of Ammishaddai Moore and Stella Davenport Richardson, and she was born into an old Clarke County family. The Moores had been in the area since before the Civil War. The family home was Upton, an estate in Millwood.
In 1927, Stella was one of 26 students graduating from Berryville High School (pictured in the far right of the image, next to the man in the chair)
Three years later, in 1930, Stella was teaching sixth grade in Berryville, and in the miid-1930s she and two other women were coaching the Berryville High School Women's Basketball team (seated on the ground to the right).
Stella never married, and she devoted her life to her students. She taught in several locations, including Berryville and Luray Caverns, and she also taught Sunday School at the Berryville Baptist Church. She was also an active member of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in Berryville during WWII.
Stella lived a full life and died on the 18th of February 1997 in Winchester, Va.
Melanie is the current archivist for the Clarke County Historical Association, in Berryville, Virginia. She is a graduate from Shepherd University, where she earned a degree in History.