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.
"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
[Pearl and Edmée Moore, ca. 196?]
Moore family fonds, V439/PA - 440, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies