Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Both prominent and popular among the most successful Chiropractors in northern California is Dr. Estelle M. Silvera, a native of Devine, Texas, and the daughter of Fernando and Harriette (Moretta) Moore, sturdy and progressive farmer-folk. Both are now deceased but in the enviable attainments of their daughter, they find the proper testimonial of their useful and honored lives.

Estelle Moore attended the public schools of the great Lone Star state, and also Simmons College and Baylor University, after which she became a student in the Universal Chiropractic College at Davenport, Iowa, where she pursued the thorough courses of that well managed institution for two full years. She then went to Pittsburg, where she continued her studies for a year and was graduated with honors in 1917.

Following the completion of her strenuous studies, Dr. Silvera first practiced in San Antonio, Texas, and in 1918 came to California settling first in Salinas, but in time removed nearer the coast. She opened an office in Monterey, to the satisfaction of many who have found in chiropractic certain and speedy relief. By close and conscientious attention to the wants of her patients, she has steadily built up an enviable practice, lucrative as well as highly complimentary, having been the pioneer in her particular branch of the healing profession here. It is safe to say that no practitioner enjoys a more agreeable standing in this progressive community. She remains an advanced and an earnest student and, being devoted to humanity, she could not well escape the active career for which she is locally noted.

In the year 1922, at San Francisco, Estelle Moore was married to Joseph G. Silvera, of Oakland. She is a democrat and she belongs to the Eastern Star and the Pythian Sisters. She is always interested in everything promising advantage to the community, and her personal worth and professional ability are widely acknowledged.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.