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About Della Moore (girlfriend of outlaw Kid Curry)
Della Moore (1880-1926?), also known as Annie Rogers or Maude Williams, was a prostitute during the closing years of the Old West, best known as being the girlfriend of outlaw Harvey Logan (Kid Curry), who rode with the Wild Bunch gang.
Early life, life with Curry
Little is known about Moore's early years. She is believed to have been born around 1880, in Texas near El Paso. She was pretty, with a petite build, and began working in brothels in San Antonio around the age of 15. By 1899 she was working in the famous brothel of Madame Fannie Porter, having met and becoming involved with Curry some time around mid-1898. She would help hide Curry after his robberies, and often helped him resupply before he would leave again.
By 1900 Moore had left prostitution and began traveling with Curry, who was between robberies. The two travelled to Tennessee, where they met up with other members of the gang, to include Ben Kilpatrick and Laura Bullion. On October 14th, 1901, Moore was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee for passing notes associated with an earlier robbery Curry had committed. She and Curry never saw one another again. She was jailed, but was later acquitted on June 18th, 1902.
There is no evidence to support that Moore and Curry ever reunited after her release from jail. Both Kilpatrick and Bullion were arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee while she was incarcerated, and Curry killed two Knoxville policemen to avoid capture only one day after their capture. He was later captured, but escaped again. She travelled to Arkansas, where she returned to prostitution, and by the time that Curry was killed in Colorado by a posse in 1904, Moore had returned to Texas and for a time worked again for Fannie Porter in her brothel. It is believed that she later became a teacher, dying around 1926, but that is unconfirmed. She often changed her name, and it is not known for certain as to what path her life took following her involvement with Curry.