Thursday, November 26, 2009
Elijah Moore, 1851-1934
An Unidentified Obituary Article
Elijah Moore, oldest son of John and Mary Moore, was born near Jerome, Iowa, September 27, 1851 and departed this life at his home at Miltonvale, Kansas, June 5, 1934, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 8 days, after an illness of six months.
He spent the early part of his life on the farm where he was born. September 18, 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah McCann at Centerville, Iowa, where they lived for three years. Mr. Moore, having a desire to obtain a home, immigrated west by wagon train and settled on a homestead in Meredith Township, Cloud County, Kansas, where he toiled building a home for his wife and two children, who arrived in December of the same year.
Four sons and five daughters were born to them, all of who are living except the oldest son, Martin, who passed away July 22, 1916. Those surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Moore, Mattie J. Criddlebaugh, Mary E. Farmington, John R. and E. Leroy, all of Elkart, Kansas; Minnie M. Briggs of Miltonvale, Kans.; Mina B. Roll of Glasco, Kans.; Esther A. Fuller of Ames, Kans.; and Jesse D. of Ogden, Kans., also 26 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, John A. of Jeromeville, Ohio; Geo. R. of Centerville, Iowa, Edd. E. of Cincinnati, Iowa; Alfred H. of Edmond, Kans.; Mrs. Francis Wailes of Centerville, Iowa and Mrs. Lizzie Cozad of Wheatland, Wyoming.
Mr. Moore was converted to Christ in the year 1887 and became a member of the Meredith Christian Church. Mr. Moore and wife retired from the farm in 1915 taking up their residence in Miltonvale, Kansas, at which time they transferred their church membership to the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cooper of Lamar, Kansas at the College Chapel in Miltonvale, Kans., June 7 and burial was made at the Oakland Cemetery west of town. The pall bearers were six grandsons and the flower girls four granddaughters.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our thanks to the many friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our loved one. The many deeds of kindness, the beautiful songs sung and the floral offerings will ever be cherished in our memory.
Mrs. E. Moore, Children and Grandchildren