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Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Moore


Freeman  Family  Funeral  Homes
April 05, 1917 - November 30, 2012
Fern W. (Hagy) Moore
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          Fern W. (Hagy) Moore, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at Walker House.  She was born April 5, 1917 in Greenwood to  John and Etta (Hinkle) Wood.  She married  Harold Moore,  he preceded her in death in 1975.
          Survivors include her daughter,  Carolyn (Hagy) Niebel  of Shelbyville; step-daughter,  Terry Moore (Robert) Meyer  of Plainfield; grandchildren,  Jan (James) Meyer,  Jean Ann Linville  and  Jim (Debbie) Meyer; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; son,  Larry Hagy;  grandson, Gregg Niebel  and a great-granddaughter,  Jina Meyer; four brothers and ten sisters.
          Fern graduated from Greenwood High School in 1935.  She was a member of First Christian Church and Eastern Star, both in Greenwood.  Mrs. Moore retired as the secretary of Best Foods after approximately 25 years of service in 1974.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading and playing cards.
          Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Robb Barlow officiating.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Decatur/Shelby, 1201 N. Lincoln St., Suite A, Greensburg, Indiana 47240.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday February 6, 1990
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Audrey Michelle Moore, 6 months, Shelbyville, died Monday, February 5, Major Hospital.
Born July 18, 1889, Johnson County, to  Walter E. and Ellen A. (Wickliff) Moore.
Other survivors:  grandfather, Edgar E. Wickliff, Shelbyville, grandmother, Lula Pearl Collins, Greenfield, great-grandmother, Thelma Green, Greenfield.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 810 South Harrison Street, Rev. Robb Barlow officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
July 19, 1967
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Death Claims Sam Moore, 88
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Sam W. Moore, 88, 418 N. Forest St., Brazil, father of  Sam Moore of North State Road 9, died this morning.
Born in Brazil on Nov. 19, 1878; son of  Mr. and Mrs. William W. Moore.
Married Edith Stockwell, who survives at home.
Also surviving:  the son here; four daughters, Mrs. Marjory Early of Toledo, Oh., Mrs. Harriett Shaul, Brazil,  Mrs. Edith Jessup, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Betty Wood, Arvada, Col.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother and sister, William W. Moore of Brazil and  Mrs. Mary Moore of Briarcliff, N.Y.
Member of the Brazil Presbyterian Church and the Elks and Eagles Lodges.  Culver Military Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Florida Military Institute and Butler University.
Services Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Submitted by Melinda Weaver
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, November 22, 1966 ----------
WALTER  MOORE
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Rites Sunday For
Highway Employe, 44
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          Walter "Bud" Moore,  44, of R.R. 1, Morristown, died today at 12:10 a.m. at Major Hospital.  He became ill suddenly at his home and died of an apparent coronary attack shortly after being admitted to the hospital.
          Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.  He was a member of the Fountaintown Methodist Church and the Morristown Odd Fellows Lodge.  He was employed in maintenance work with the Shelby County Highway Department.
          Born in Shelby County on July 28, 1922, he was the son of  Glen and  Elva Marie (Rouse) Moore.  In June, 1946, he married  Dorothy Polley,  who survives with three sons,  Raymond,  Larry  and  Kevin Ray Moore,  at home.  Also surviving are four brothers and three sisters,  Robert Moore,  Shelbyville,  Harold Moore,  Boggstown;  William Moore,  Mrs. Frances Pearcy  and  Mrs. Vivan Pearcy,  all of Indianapolis;  Elmer Moore,  with the U.S. Navy in Saigon, and  Mrs. Jean Tindall,  Flat Rock.
          Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary, with Rev. A.M. Hamilton officiating.  Burial will be in the Liberty E.U.B. Church Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, 30 Dec 1964
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Mrs. Moore,
88, Dies Here
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Rites Are Thursday
For City Resident
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          Mrs. Ida M. Moore,  88, who resided with her daughter,  Mrs. Carl (Alma) Stewart  of 817 S. Tompkins St., died Tuesday afternoon at Major Hospital where she had been a patient four days.  Mrs. Moore had been in failing health for three years.
          Born in the Flat Rock Cave community on Feb. 6, 1876, she was the daughter of  David and Harriet (Laddie)* Pope.  She was married to  Samuel E. Moore  in 1896 and he died in 1944.  Survivors include another daughter,  Mrs. George (Frances) Rardin  of Ligonier, Ind.; a sister,  Mrs. Lona Campbell  of Hope; a brother,  Floyd Pope  of Columbus; one grandchild and a great-grandchild.  A son preceded her in death.
          Mrs. Moore was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Rev. L. A. Kraner will conduct services at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Mortuary.  Burial will be in the Boggstown Cemetery.  Friends will be received at the mortuary at any time.
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*Betty’s note:  The name on Harriet's father’s tombstone is  Abraham LATTEA.  His parents and most of the other siblings spelled it  LATTA,  and it is LATTA on his marriage records.  LATTEA, when pronounced, often sounds like Lattie or Laddie.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 21, 1958
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County Native Dies in Florida
Rites Here Friday For Harry Brokering
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Herbert O. Moore, Jr., 27, Greensburg, died Friday, St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove.
Born Dec 15, 1942 in Greensburg, s/o  Herbert O.  and  Edith Irene (Coy) Moore.
Married  Carol Sue Rafferty  on Dec 5, 1962.
Survivors:  wife;  parents;  2 sons, Scott Allen  and  Daniel Eugene Moore;  3 borthers, Melvin Moore, St. Paul,  Ronnie  and  Mark Moore, Greensburg;  grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Moore  and  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coy, all of Greensburg.
1962 graduate of St. Paul High School.  Member of Star Baptist Church.
Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul with Rev. Lee Creech officiating.
Burial:  Star Baptist Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Friday April 4, 1958
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OTIS  MOORE  DIES  AT  SON’S
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          Otis Moore, 86, retired farmer and resident of this city since 1918, died at noon today at the home of a son, Frank Moore at 21 North Miller Street. He had been in failing health with a heart condition for three months.
          The son of Robert Fulton Moore and Rebecca (Cochran) Moore, he was born in Shelby county February 18, 1872. He was married to Minnie O. Stoughton who preceded him in death in 1936. Surviving with the son at whose home he died are another son, Paul of near this city; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Moore was a member of the Bengal Christian church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge.
          Funeral services will be announced from the Sleeth Funeral Home.
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Ibid.
Saturday April 5, 1958
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City Resident’s Rites Are Set for Monday
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          Funeral arrangements in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home, have been announced for  Otis Moore, 86, retired farmer, who died at the home of a son,  Frank Moore, 21 North Miller Street Friday noon.
          Rites will be held at the funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. C.M. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Temple Hill mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Sleeth Funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Shelli Steadman


The  Shelbyville  News

July 9, 1954
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WILLIAM  MOORE  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Heart Attach Fatal To Former County Resident
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William Moore, 59, died suddenly Thursday while visiting relatives in Fairland.
Home on US 421 north of Pleasant View.  Former Shelby County resident; had lived in Marion County nine years.
Born August 31, 1894, Rush County, s/o  John B.  and  Nancy Jane Smith Moore.
Married  Carrie E. Smith  on September 29, 1917; she survives.
Other survivors:  children,  William Edghill Moore, R.R. 4 Shelbyville,  Mrs. Enid Ellen Stewart, Mooresville and  Emerson Earl Moore, Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren.
Member of the Shelbyville Eagles lodge.
Carmony Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Rev. Archer Shirley officiating.
Burial:  Fairland cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Kathy Moore


The  Shelbyville  News
June 25, 1954
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RALPH  MOORE  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Rites To Be Monday For Noble Township Man
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          Ralph W. Moore,  59, lifelong resident of the Waldron community, died suddenly at his home, three miles southwest of Waldron at 7:30 this morning.  He had been in failing health for some time but death, attributed to a paralytic stroke, was unexpected.
            Mr. Moore was the son of Asa and Emma (McNeely) Moore and was born in Waldron on June 8, 1895. At one time he was affiliated with his father in operation of a hardware store in Waldron. On July 1, 1936, he was married to Thelma Baker, who survives with two children, Ralph Moore, Jr. and Robert Moore, at home.
          He was a member of the Waldron Baptist Church and funeral services, in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of St. Paul, will be held at the church Monday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Kenneth Neuenschwander will officiate. Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery. Fiends may call at the funeral home from noon Saturday to noon Sunday, then at the late home until 9:00 a.m. Monday and after that at the church.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, 7 Dec 1944
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Samuel  Moore
Stricken  Here
Rites  to  Be  Friday
For  Local  Carpenter
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          Samuel Moore,  69, local carpenter, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 27 west South St.  Born September 14, 1875, in Washington township, he was the son of Jacob and Martha Luster Moore.  He was married to  Ida Pope  on October 11, 1896.  Mr. Moore was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Boggstown.
          Surviving are the widow; two daughters,  Mrs. Carl Stewart,  Shelbyville,  Mrs. George Rardin, Ligonier;  one granddaughter; a brother,  Dillard Moore,  Boggstown; and two sisters,  Mrs. Cora Drake,  Marietta,  Mrs. Maggie McKinney,  Waldron.
          Funeral services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Boggstown Friday at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be made in the Boggstown cemtery [sic--cemetery] in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home at any time until the hour of the services.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen


The  Shelby  Republican
Monday, October 4, 1943
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MOORE  RITE
IS  CONDUCTED
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          Rites were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church for   Mrs. Ada Rose (Cherry) Moore,  72, who died Friday night at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Bertha Mae Shelton,  at Columbus.  Burial was made at Mt. Pisgah cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son.
          Mrs. Moore was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Cherry  and the widow of  William Moore.  Surviving with the daughter are a grandson,  Ralph Shelton,  serving overseas with the Army, and a brother,  P. I. Cherry,  Hildaburg, Calif.
          Mrs. Moore had lived at Columbus the past three years but spent the remainder of her life in Shelby county.  She was a member of the Trinity Methodist church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, April 3, 1942
Page 1
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DEATH  SUMMONS  JOHN  MOORE, 80
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           John Benjamin Moore, age eighty, a life-long farmer, died at his home in Gwynneville at 9 o'clock Thursday morning.  He had been ill for four months, and death was due to complications.
          He was born on August 8, 1861, in Jasper county, Ill., the son of  Nathan and Rachel (Oxley) Moore.  He was married to  Miss Nettie Jane Mendenhall  in Shelbyville on January 27, 1893, and to this union 11 children were born, five of whom preceded him in death.  He had lived in VanBuren township most of his life, but had moved to Gwynneville one and one half years ago.
          Survivors with the widow are six children,  Mrs. William Crosby  and  Ezra Moore, of Shelbyville;  James N. Moore  and  Mrs. Virgil DeMoss, of Indianapolis;  Elisha Moore, of Hancock county, and  Jesse L. Moore, of Boggstown;  10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Gwynneville U. B. church, of which the deceased was a member.  The Rev. A. Lewis, of Marion, assisted by the Rev. Roy Laswell, will officiate.  Burial in charge of Charels M. Ewing, will be made in Concord cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home after 3:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 1, 1940
Page 1 column 6
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DEATH  OCCURS  IN  SON’S  HOME
Mrs. Emma Moore, 78, Dies; Had Been Invalid for Ten Years
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            Mrs. Emma Moore, 78 years old, widow of  Francis A. Moore, died at 6:15 o’clock Saturday evening at the home of her son, Ralph W. Moore, of three and one-half miles west of Waldron.
            Mrs. Moore had been seriously ill for the last two weeks, death being caused by uremia. She had been am invalid for the past ten years.
            She was born in Rush county on November 17, 1861, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McNeeley.
            Survivors include the son at whose home she died, and one grandson, Ralph W. Moore, Jr., age 2.
Mrs. Moore had lived in the Waldron community all her life. She was a charter member of the Waldron Baptist church, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. D. P. Rowlette, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
            Friends may call at the late home after noon today.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Diana Moore
Note from Diana:  Francis A. Moore and Emeline McNeeley were married by R. J. Watts on the 19th day of October 1893 in Rush County, Indiana.  Marriage Book # 13, Page 444.  The license was issued on 17 October 1893 by Thomas M. Green clerk of the Rush Circuit Court.  The marriage certificate was filed on 14 December  1893.


The Shelbyville Republican
Saturday, July 29, 1939
Page 1
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GEORGE  MOORE  DIES  OF  ILLNESS
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Business Man of Fountaintown
Succumbs at Age 69; Funeral Sunday
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          George Moore, sixty-nine, prominent business man of Fountaintown, died at his home Friday morning, following an illness of seven months.  Death was caused by carcinoma and uremic poisoning.
          Mr. Moore was born in Van Buren township, August 18, 1869, being at the time of his death sixty-nine years, eleven months and ten days old.  He had operated a general store in Fountaintown for the past twenty-five years.  He was a member of the Shelbyville Eagles Lodge.
          He was married early in life to  Miss Laura Miller.  To this union was born one son,  Guy C. Moore,  who lives near Fountaintown.  He was later married to  Emma Milroy, who preceded him in death several years ago.  Children of this marriage are  Mrs. B. Marie Rohm  and  Georgia R. Moore, of Fountaintown, and  Frank M. Moore, of Indianapolis.  Other survivors are two grandchildren,  Ted Rohm  and  Martin Moore  and one sister, Mrs. F. E. Bass, of this city.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 o'clock at the late home, with Rev. Vandeventer officiating.  Burial will be made in the Concord cemetery in charge of Max Herrlich and Son.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Genette Spear


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, July 15, 1939
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CITY  RESIDENT  DIES  OF  STROKE
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Mrs. Josephine F. Moore, 69, Stricken at Home;
Funeral Monday
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          Mrs. Josephine Fischer Moore aged sixty nine, a resident of Shelbyville for the last forty years, died at 11:00 a.m. Friday at her home 915 South Pike street after suffering a stroke of apoplexy at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning.
          The deceased was born in Rising Sun on December 13, 1869, the daughter of  Nathaniel and Rebecca Dorrell.  She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church.  Survivors are the husband Charles Moore, two children  Oscip Fischer of Los Angeles, California and  Mrs. Erma Robertson of Indianapolis and four grand children,  Mrs. Eloise Crockett of Indianapolis and  Madeline, Jerry and Donna May Fischer, all of California.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church and burial in charge of Ralph J. Edwards will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Edwards funeral home any time after noon Saturday and are asked to omit flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 15, 1938
Page 1 column 6
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RITES  SUNDAY
Moore Funeral to Be at Waldron, Sunday
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          Funeral services for Francis (Aza) Moore, 76, well-known Waldron Business man, who died Friday morning at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, will be held at the Waldron Baptist church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. L. W. Bean, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, local funeral director.
          Mr. Moore had been ill for several months and was taken to the hospital Thursday.  He was born in Shelby county, September 5, 1862, and had lived here all of his life.  He had been a member of the Waldron Baptist church for many years.
          Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Emma Moore; one son, Ralph W. Moore, of Noble township; one grand-child; one half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Yeager, of near Waldron.  Mr. Moore had been an implement dealer in Waldron for nearly a quarter of a century.
          Friends may call at the home until the time of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Diana Moore


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 23, 1937
Page 4 column 7
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WOMAN DIES
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Funeral for Mrs. Melvina Moore to Be Thursday
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          Mrs. Melvina Moore  died at her home in Union township at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday morning, following an illness of seven weeks, due to pneumonia.
          She was born July 15, 1854, in Union township, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Barnard.  In September, 1912, she married  Samuel Moore, who died in 1935.  Survivors are one sister,  Miss Mary Barnard; a niece,  Mrs. Charles Wicker, of Arlington; a nephew,  Herman Macy, of Oregon.  She was a member of the Friends church, near Manilla.
          Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Edward Linton, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Ezra Carmony, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday July 15, 1936
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PLAN  RITES  FOR
MRS. MINNIE  MOORE
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Funeral Will Be Held at Late Home
on South West Street Friday
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          Mrs. Minnie O. Moore, 68 years old, wife of  Otis (Alvie) Moore, died at her home, 1002 South West street at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after a long illness. She had suffered six paralytic strokes, the first one thirteen years ago.
          Mrs. Moore had been an invalid for ten years. She was born in Douglas county, Illinois July 26, 1875 and was the daughter of the  Rev. Samuel and Melinda Stoughton.  She had spent all her life in this county with the exception of eight years she spent in Illinois. The deceased had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past nineteen years.
          She married Mr. Moore February 19, 1893. He survives with two of the six children, Frank D. Moore, of the Armstrong & Moore Real Estate and Insurance dealers, of this city and  Paul B. Moore, at home.
          She also leaves four brothers, Claybourne, of Alexandria; Robert of Bartholomew county and  Thomas  and  George Stoughton, both of this city; two grandchildren,  Jean Ann  and  John Edward.
          Mrs. Moore’s parents were pioneers of Shelby county.  Her father was a Baptist minister.  Mrs. Moore was a member of the Blue River Baptist church of Jackson township.
          Funeral rites will be held at the late home at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church will officiate. The body will be placed in the Temple Hill Mausoleum. C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors, will be in charge.
          Friends may call at the late home after noon Thursday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Shelli Steadman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 8, 1933
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  LONG  ILLNESS
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Mrs.  Emma  Moore, 60, Wife  of
George  Moore,  Dies  At  Home
in  Fountaintown.
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  THURSDAY
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          Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Moore, wife of  George Moore, Fountain merchant, died at their home there at 3 o'clock Tuesday p.m. after an extended illness of a complication of ailments.  She had been bedfast for 19 weeks.
          Mrs. Moore was 60 years of age at the time of her death.  She was well known in this county and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  She was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and the Mothers' class of the Methodist church, which she had served faithfully until her health failed.
          Besides the husband, the deceased leaves two daughters,  Mrs. Marie Rohm,  teacher in the local Hendricks school, and  Miss Georgia Moore,  member of the high school faculty here, both of whom live at home; and a son  Frank Moore,  of Indianapolis.  A step-son,  Guy Moore,  a grandson,  Ted Moore Rohm,  at home; a brother  William Milroy, of Frankfort, and a sister,  Mrs. Anne Ranje,  of Indianapolis, also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with the rev. E. A. Gillum, of Morristown, officiating.  Burial will be in the Concord cemetery, south of Fountaintown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Genette Spear


The  Kokomo  Tribune
May 3, 1930
Page 9
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DEATH  OF  MRS.  H.  C.  MOORE
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Married Here Fifty-six Years Ago
Well Known Indianapolis Resident
Dies There Friday. 
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          Mrs. Stella Burns-Moore, aged 72 years, wife of  Harry O. Moore, and as such sister-in-law of the late  "Lon" Moore,  died Friday afternoon at 4:12 o'clock at her late, 3852 College avenue, Indianapolis.  Mrs. Moore is well remembered by many older residents, of Kokomo.  Fifty-six years ago  Mr. and Mrs. Moore were married in this city.  They resided here until 1882 when they moved to Indianapolis.  The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary six years ago.  The funeral will be held at the Indianapolis home, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and burial will follow in Crown Point cemetery there.  The husband survives with three daughters,  Mrs. Bertram F. Walker  and  Mrs. Lyman A. Graham, both of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Charles D. Githens, Shelbyville.  There are five grand daughters and three great grandsons.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday March 12, 1926
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AGED  LADY  DIED  EARLY  FRIDAY
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Mrs. Nancy J. Moore Passed Away
At Home South of Gwynneville
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ILL  THREE  WEEKS  WITH  FLU
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           Mrs. Nancy J. Moore, age 72, passed away this morning at four o’clock, at her home south of Gwyneville, after an illness of three weeks with influenza.  She was born October 2, 1853, and was the widow of John Moore, who died about seven years ago.  She is survived by two children, Mrs. Bert Kennedy, of Arlington and William Moore, of near Fairland, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  There are also two brothers and a sister left to mourn her death, William Smith of Winfield, Kansas, Oved Smith, of Indianapolis and Mrs. Henry Gordon of Michigan.
            Funeral services will be conducted at the Friends church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Charles Young, of Shirley, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Friends cemetery near the church in charge of Carmony Brothers.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kathy

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, December 26, 1923
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DEATH  OCCURRED
CHRISTMAS  DAY
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Mrs. Catherine Moore Passed
Away at Home of Son Near
Arlington
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          Mrs. Catherine Moore,  age seventy-four, died Tuesday morning at nine o'clock at the home of her son,  Chas. Murphy,  four miles northeast of Arlington.  Her death followed injuries which she received in a fall several days ago.  While walking about the house she fell breaking the bones in her leg.
          She had long been a resident of the Arlington community, and was a member of the United Brethern church at Rushville, uniting with the church when a girl.
          Surviving are the husband,  Andrew Moore;  two sons,  Charles Murphy  at whose home she died, and  Noah Murphy  of Knightstown, and four brothers,  R. C. Jones  and  I. E. Jones,  of Kansas, and  Cicero Jones  and  Sanford Jones,  of North Carolina.  Mrs. Moore was the step-mother of  James Moore,  former Sheby county sheriff.  Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Arlington United Brethern church on Thursday morning at ten o'clock.  Burial will be made in the Arlington cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 21, 1921
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          Mrs. Dorinda Moore,  eldest daughter of  Mr. James Hoop,  of Fairland, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Indianapolis of dropsy.  The remains were taken to Fairland Thursday evening and will be buried at the Baptist graveyard Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Edwards & Hageman have charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, August 7, 1919
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DIED  VERY  SUDDENLY
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Henry  R. Moore,  Well  Known
In  Shelbyville,  Dropped
Dead  at  Youngstown, O.
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WAS  WITH  FRIENDS
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          Word was received this morning by  Mrs. J. B. Hamilton  of the very sudden death Friday evening of  Mr. Henry R. Moore,  who was well-known in Shelbyvlle.  He was sitting with a number of friends at the Country club near Youngstown, Ohio, his ?, when he expired without warning.
          Mr. Moore was a visitor here often during the residence of  Dr. Will H. Kennedy, Mr. Moore's home having been  Mrs. Kennedy's home previous to her marriage.  Mrs. Kennedy and son were at Forest Beach, Mich., when she received the word of Mr. Moore's death.  She left immediately for Youngstown and Dr. Will Kennedy went there this evening. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 31, 1917
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CIVIL  WAR  VETERAN  DIED  VERY  SUDDENLY
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John Moore, Of Union Township,
While Watching Son Unload Coal
Dropped Dead
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Funeral Today
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            Saturday evening just before the supper hour John Moore, who lived three miles south of Gwynneville, in Union Township, dropped dead while watching his son unload coal from a wagon.  Mr. Moore had been a sufferer from heart disease for some time.  When Dr. Inlow, County Coroner, was called he said that an investigation as to the cause of death was not necessary.  Mr. Moore was 77 years old.  He served 18 months in the war of 1861 and was always proud of the fact of the services he was able to render to his country.  He lived in Union township since the war where he was well and favorably known.  He left his wife and three children, they being William Moore, who lives in Union township; Mrs. Bert Kennedy of Arlington, and Mrs. Maria Graves, of Anderson, Henry W. and William J. Moore, of Union township are brothers.
            The funeral was held this afternoon at the Little Blue River Baptist church, the Rev. James L. Brown in charge.  The interment was made in the church graveyard.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kathy


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
Page 2
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WILLIAM  W. MOORE
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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LIFE-LONG  RESIDENT  OF  CITY  
PASSED  AWAY  AT  HOME  ON  WEST  BROADWAY.
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          William W. Moore, fifty-five years old, a life-long and well-known resident of this city, died at his home, 346 west Broadway, at four o'clock this morning, following an illness of one year, caused by dropsy and a complication of diseases.  Mr. Moore was born and reared in this city and was a son of the late  William Moore, who was a wealthy carriage maker and who left the son a big estate.
          Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Mrs. Retta Moore, and a son, Robert.  The only other near relative is a cousin, Mrs. Laura Sparks, of this city.
          Mr. Moore was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and was also a member of the order of Owis.
          The funeral services will be held at the residence at nine-thirty o'clock Thursday morning, the Rev. Earl R. North officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.  The casket will be open from six until nine o'clock Wednesday evening, but friends are requested to omit flowers.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
Page 2
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William W. Moore.
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          William W. Moore died at his home No. 346 West Broadway Tuesday morning at four o'clock of dropsy, with which he had suffered for some time.  Mr. Moore was fifty-five years old on the 17th day of last July.  He is survived by his wife, son Robert, and a cousin, Mrs. Laura Sparks, of this city.  Mr. Moore was a member of the order of Owls.  He also belonged to the Presbyterian church.
          The funeral services will be held at the late home Thursday morning at nine-thirty o'clock, the Rev. E. R. North officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
          The casket will be open Wednesday evening rom six until nine o'clock until the hour of the funeral.
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1912
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FUNERAL  NOTICE.
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          The funeral of Alonzo Moore, who committed suicide at Rays Crossing, will be held Friday morning at ten thirty o'clock at the Christian Union church at Rays Crossing, and the interment will be made in the Bennett cemetery in charge of M. G. Tindall.  The Democrat yesterday announced that the funeral would be held today, but the services will not take place till tomorrow morning.
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, June 12, 1912
Page 1
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BODY  FOUND  HANGING
IN  BARN  THIS  MORNING
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ALONZO MOORE, OF RAY'S CROSSING,
ENDED HIS LIFE TUESDAY NIGHT.
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WAS SIXTY-SIX YEARS OLD
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Misfortune Piling Up Against Him
Brought Despondency ---
Lost His Home by Fire and Health Was Failing.
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          Discourgaed by misfortune that seemed literally piling up against him in the eventide of life, Alonzo Moore, sixty-six years old, well-known in this city and the eastern part of the county, committed suicide last night by hanging himself with a rope in his barn a short distance north of Rays Crossing.  The body was not found till four o'clock this morning, and its condition indicated that death had occurred probably before the midnight hour.
          A few months ago the suicide's home was destroyed by fire.  He was also in failing health and was no longer able to work at his trade as a blacksmith with any degree of profit.  In addition to this it is said that his home life was unhappy and that he and his wife had seriously disagreed on several occasions lately especially since the fire that destroyed their home.  The fire resulted when Mr. Moore went under the house with a lantern during one of the severe cold spells of last winter to thaw out some gas pipes.  During the process the gas escaped and was ignited by the lantern and Mr. Moore really had a narrow escape from death at that time.
          With all these reverses staring him in the face the aged man is said to have made numerous threats recently of committing suidice, and tho his death is an awful shock to his relatives and friends, the sad ending of his life was not wholly unexpected.
          Since the fire the family had been living about an eighth of a mile from the old homestead and last evening at dark, Mr. Moore went to the latter place to look after his live stock and to shut up the chickens for the night.  When he did not return immediatelly his wife and her two sons, Roy and Clarence Yeager, aged fourteen and sixteen years, respectively, were not greatly alarmed, as he was in the habit of going to the store in Rays Crossing and spending the evening.  They were the only occupants of the house, as Mr. Moore had no children of his own, and they retired and slept till nearly four o'clock this morning.  When Mrs. Moore found that her husband had not been at home during the night she and one of the boys went to the home of  Orville Gordon to make inquiries.  They were by that time greatly alarmed and feared that something must have happened to him.  Recalling his threats of suicide they had  Mr. Gordon and Frank Thomas accompany them to the barn.  Mr. Gordon was first to discover the fate that Mr. Moore had meted out to himself.  He was found hanging by the rope from a low beam in the barn, his body being in such a position that the feet were touching the floor.  He had stood on a nail keg to adjust the rope and the indicatoins were that he had slowly choked to death after stepping from the keg.
          Deputy Sheriff Henry Terry was immediately advised by phone of the suicide and he ordered the body cut down and then summoned the county coroner Dr. M. M. Wells, of Fairland. The body was left at the barn till after the arrival of the coroner and was then removed to the late home of the deceased, where it was prepared for burial by Undertaker Marshall G. Tindall, who had been called in the case.
          Mr. Moore's wife was the widow of the late  Joseph Yeager, and her marriage to the former took place about eight years ago. Mr. Moore had gone to Rays Crossing from this city about ten years ago to follow his trade and he prospered for several years. The property on which he and his wife and her children made their home was owned by Mrs. Moore.  Before going to the Crossing Mr. Moore had made his home practically all the time in this city. His true name was Wilson*, the name of  Moore having clung to him thru the fact that he was adopted as a child and reared to manhood by the late William [A.]  Moore, of this city; who was familiarly know by the sobriquet of "Pious Billy."
          Mr. Moore is survived by two brothers and one sister. They are Charles Wilson, of near Marion, this county; Bid Wilson, of Decatur county, and Mrs. Charles O. Sweet, of Fair avenue, this city.  He had married twice but his wife and a child born to the first union passed away several years ago.
          Miss Marie Yeager, who is employed as a waitress at the Hotel Ray, is a step-daughter of the suicide, and she hurried to the Moore home this morning as soon as she heard of the death.
          Other surviving step-children are John Stroup and  Harry Yeager, of Indianapolis, and Dennis Yeager.
          The funeral services will be held at the Christian Union church in Rays Crossing at ten-thirty o'clock Thursday monring, the Rev. O. J. McMullen officiating, and the interment will be made in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
[*William A. Moore married Sophia WILSON Berry; perhaps they were related?-pmf]
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, June 12, 1912
Page 1
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MOORE  ENDED  LIFE  BY  THE  ROPE  ROUTE
Ray's Crossing Man Became Despondent Because
His House And Household Goods Were Destroyed.
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WAS  BLACKSMITH  BY  TRADE.
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Resided In This City Eight or Ten Years Ago,
Operating a Shop in Vine Street, in the East End.
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          Despondent because he had lost his house and household goods by fire during the winter, Orlando "Lon" Moore, aged about 66 years, residing in Ray's Crossing, committed suicide during the early part of Tuesday night, and his body was found hanging at the end of a rope in a shed on his old home place, about four o'clock this morning by his stepson and  Frank Thomas, a son of  James Thomas, of this city.
          Sometime during the early part of the night Mr. Moore, who resides in Ray's Crossing, told his wife that he was going to walk out to their old place and close the chicken house for the night, so that the chickens would be safe.  During last winter they resided in a small cottage near Ray's Crossing, the cottage was destroyed by fire a few months ago.  A shed on the place was saved from the flames.
          After Mr. Moore arrived at the place he closed the door to the chicken house.  He then went to the shed, and securing a rope, tied one end around a rafter, while the other end he tied around his neck.  He did this while standing on the ground.
          From all appearances, after he had tied the knot securely, he lifted his feet from the ground and his wind was soon shut off.  The body hung there most of the night, and early this morning, a son of Mrs. Moore, who had become alarmed at the disappearance of her husband, was sent to the home of Thomas, where he asked him to assist in the search.
          They at once went to the old Moore place, where they made the startling discovery that Moore had taken his own life.  A few minutes afterward, the alarm was spread throughout the village and the coroner, Dr. M. M. Wells, of Fairland, was called.  After his arrival, he viewed the remains, and Undertaker M. G. Tindall of this city, was called.  Mr. Tindall removed the body to the late home of Mr. Moore.
          It is thought that the man, since the destruction of his property, has worried to such an extent that he decided to end it all by committing suicide.  Moore, who is a blacksmith by trade, was a resident of this city eight or ten years ago, and worked in a blacksmith shop in Vine street.
          He leaves besides his widow six step-children --- John S. Stroup and  Harry Yager, of Indianapolis;  Miss Marie Yager, of this city; and  Dennis,  Roy and  Clarence Yager at home.  Funeral services will be held in the Christian church at Ray's Crossing Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. McMullen officiating.  Interment in Bennett cemetery in charge of M. G. Tindall.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, May 17, 1912
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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           Enola Eugenia, the two weeks' old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore, died at their home, 181 Miller avenue, at 4:10 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Short funeral services were held at the home at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.  Interment was made in Forest Hill under the direction of Ralph J. Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
March 22, 1912
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          James P. Moore,  aged seventy-eight years, died at his home south of Morristown at nine o'clock Wednesday night, after an illness of five years, from paralysis.  Although his suffering has been intense for the past several years, he bore it without a word of complaint.  He leaves a wife and four sons,  Charles  and  Marshall S. Moore,  of south Union township, this county, and  Joseph H.  and  Robert T. Moore, of Carthage.  The funeral services will be held at the Blue River chapel Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and the interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday September 24, 1910
Page 1 column 3
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EPILEPTIC  FALLS ON  FACE
AND  SMOTHERS
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Sam Moore, Of Near Marietta Found Dead
In Corn Field This Morning By
His Mother, Mrs. Rachel Young
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Went To Field This Morning
To Cut Fodder And Had Cut Five Shocks
—Thirty-Three Years Old
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          Sam Moore [Mohr], aged thirty-three, and living one and one-fourth miles west of Marietta, was found dead at ten o’clock this morning in a corn field, where he had been engaged in cutting fodder, by his mother,  Mrs. Rachel Young with whom he made his home. Moore is an epileptic and it is believed that while in the throes of one of the spells he fell to the ground on his face and smothered to death.
          A number of stalks of fodder were in the dead man’s arm as he lay on the ground.  As soon as the discovery of the body was made by Mrs. Young she hastened to summon Dr. Ford, of Mt. Auburn, hoping that her son might yet be saved.  When, however, the physician arrived and made an examination he saw that all life had passed away from the body.  Coroner McDonald was called.
          Mr. Moore had been subject to epileptic fits for some time they having come upon him at periods of once a week.  The week was nearly up today and his mother knowing that he might be seized at any time went out this morning to look after him, but she arrived at his side too late.
          Moore was working in a field on the opposite side of the road from the house and as he was at the far side, the corn shut off the view from the pike and no on knows at what time death occurred, but it is thought he had been dead nearly an hour when found.  He went to work rather early in the morning and had accomplished the cutting and shocking of five shocks of fodder.  The ground near where he lay showed the signs of his struggling.  Besides his mother, a wife and one child,  Edith, six years old survive him.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, October 21, 1909
Page 5   Column 3
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'AUNT  LIZZIE'  MOORE
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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Known by Hundreds of People
in Shelbyville and Shelby County ---
Funeral Saturday P. M.
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          A long and useful life was brought to a close at eleven-forty o'clock this morning when  Mrs. Elizabeth Moore,  familiarly known to hundreds of Shelbyville people as  "Aunt Lizzie,"  passed away at the A. M. Weed home on Van avenue.  Mrs. Moore has been almost totally blind for a number of years and during the last few years has been steadily growing feebler.  She has been in a critical condition for some time and death has been momentarily expected during the last two days.
          Mrs. Moore had been a resident of Shelby county for over eighty-four years.  She was born on a farm in Moral township April 18, 1825, and spent the early years of her life in that township.  While still very young she was married to  Dr. Jacob Moore,  at that time a prominent young physician in London.  The couple resided in London where Dr. Moore continued to practice medicine until the time of his death in 1855.
          The widow remained in London for several years and then came to this city, where she has lived for forty-seven years.  While living here in Shelbyville she made her home with her brother, the late  Henry Boble,  and with a sister,  Mrs. Tillie House,  of west Broadway.  For about two years she has been living with  Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Weed,  who have been caring for her.
          Aunt Lizzie is survived by only two members of her immediate family, one sister,  Mrs. George Morrison,  of south Harrison street, and one half-sister,  Mrs. Barbara Francis,  of west Franklin street.
          The funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Morrison, 198 south Harrison street.
          Miss Grace Morrison will come from Cincinnati tomorrow evening to remain over Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrison, of west Broadway.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
June 16, 1904
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MRS. MOORE'S  DEATH.
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Another Old and Respected Resident Has Passed Away.
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          Mrs. Sophia Moore, widow of the late William A. Moore, died at the family residence in east Broadway at 12:30 Monday afternoon of double pneumonia.
          Mrs. Moore was born October 1, 1829, at Salem, Indiana.  She was the daughter of  Harmon and Margaret Wilson, and was united in marriage to the late William A. Moore, of the city, July 17, 1848.  She was at the time of her death 75 years, eight months and twelve days of age.
          Her husband, William A. Moore, died in this city in 1892.  To them was born but one child, William Moore, who survives and to whom the entire estate valued at about $20,000 will revert.
          Mrs. Moore was a devoted member of the Christian church for many years.
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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 29, 1899
Page 4
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          William [B.] Moore, died at his residence in Midhletown [sic] at 9:30 a.m. o'clock, Saturday July 29, 1899.  Age, 66 years.  Time of funeral will be given later.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
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The  Shelby  Republican
Friday June 17, 1898
Page 1 column 5
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          SULPHUR HILL - Lucinda Blackledge was born in East Liverpool, Columbiana county, Ohio, May 1st, 1849.  She was united in marriage to Simeon Moore, March 17th, 1881, to whom was born one child, Donnie, was also a kind and loving stepmother of four children.  She was a devoted Christian and church worker for the past ten years, was steward of the M.E. church to which she belonged for four years, never tiring, always doing her duty.  She was a kind neighbor, ever willing to lend a helping hand to the poor and needy.  She leaves a kind and affectionate husband and daughter, four step-children, an aged mother, four sisters and two brothers to mourn her death.  She departed this life June 12, 1898, aged 49 years, 1 month and 11 days.  Remains were interred in Pleasant Grove cemetery.
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The  Indiana  State  Journal
June 3, 1896
Page 5
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MORRISTOWN, Ind., June 1.-- Mrs. William G. Moore  fell dead while sitting in the congregation during church services yesterday evening at Little Blue River Church, four miles southeast of here.  She was apparently in her usual health, and had just entered the church with an infant in her arms when persons sitting near her saw her falling forward and caught her. She expired almost instantly.
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The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Friday April 17, 1896
Page 4 column 1
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          Mrs. Mertie A., wife of  John S. Moore, died at their home in Bengal at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13th, aged twenty-one years, nine months and twenty-six days.  The deceased was a daughter of  Mr. John Higgins.  She was a member of the Christian church and was loved and respected by all who knew her.  She leaves, besides her husband, two little girls, oldest two years, youngest only six months.  The funeral was from the Christian church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, interment in Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery by Edwards & Hageman.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 9, 1896
Page 3 column 2
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          Nathan Moore, an old and wealthy citizen, west of Morristown, died Friday evening suddenly of neuralgia of the heart.  For years his health had been precarious, but no one thought of his sudden demise.  He was able to attend to his interests, which were extensive.  He owned five hundred acres of land, two gas plants, one at Morristown and one at Fountaintown, besides many notes and mortgages, and personal property, also a life insurance policy of $10,000, making in all a valuation of wealth of $50,000.  His age was seventy-eight years, and at one time he was penniless, but close economy and financial ability had helped him to his wealth.  Deceased leaves six children, three boys and three girls; three of whom are married.  Deceased was a convert of spiritualism.
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Concord Cemetery
Nathan Moore   June 17, 1817 - January 3, 1896
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The  Shelby  Democrat
November 9, 1893
Page 3
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          Lillie D., wife of  Orlando Moore,  died at their residence, No. 198 East Pennsylvania st., at 8 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, age thirty-four years.  She was buried in the City Cemetery, Friday, Nov. 3, services at the Christian Church at 10 o'clock a.m. by the Rev. McHargrue.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
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The  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 4, 1893
Page 4
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          Laura A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Moore, died at their residence, 198 East Pennsylvania street, at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, age thirteen months.  Interment in the city cemetery.  Services at the house at 10 a.m. Monday, by Rev. Scofield.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
April 28, 1892
Page 3
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UNEXPECTED  DEATH
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Of Mr. William A. Moore, of East Broadway-st.
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          The many friends of  Mr. William A. Moore  will be surprised and pained to learn of the death of that estimable gentleman.  His last illness was brief, but it was evident from the time of the last attack that the Death Angel was hovering near.  Last Saturday Mr. Moore's malady, cancer of the stomach, became greatly aggravated, and he was at once rendered helpless.  He continued to grow worse until Tuesday morning at ten minutes to eleven o'clock, when death ended his sufferings, and he passed peacefully away.
          Mr. Moore was a well-known citizen of this county, where he has continuously resided for almost a half century.  He died posessed[sic] of many thousands of this world's goods, the accumulation of a life of industry and frugality.  His business career was characterized by a degree of fairness and honesty which many a young man of the present day should emulate.  While he was economical he was not mean to those endeared to him by family ties, or exacting with his tenants only so far as to demand that they honor their obligations.
          Mr. Moore had for years been a warm personal friend of the proprietor of the Democrat, and was one of its warmest supporters.  He was a frequent caller at the office, and his advice was always of a character that carried weight with it, because of its conservative tone and general soundness.  In politics an ardent democrat, he was fully alive to the necessities of his chosen party, yet he countenanced no wrong nor condoned a flagrant violation of its principles.
          Deceased was born at Brownsville, Ind., May 15th, 1819.  In the fall of 1832 he moved to Marion county, where he was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Wilson on July 17th, 1848.  One child only, a son, Mr. William W. Moore, was born to them, who with Mrs. Moore survive him.  In 1850 Mr. and Mrs. Moore moved to this city when they engaged in the management of a hotel on the site of the Hotel Ray.  This business Mr. Moore carried on for one year when he sold out, and commenced farming; an occupation he followed for over a quarter of a century, and by which he accumulated a fortune estimated at $30,000.
          The funeral services will be held at his late residence, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Elder E. B. Scofield, of the Christian Church, of which denomination he was a member several years ago.  Mr. Moore made a will, but of course the provisions will not be made public until it is probated.
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The  Daily  Republican
Thursday August 21, 1884
Page 4 column 1
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          Mrs. [Phebe] Moore, wife of  Nathan Moore, died on Tuesday night at her residence in VanBuren township.  The funeral took place today at 10 o'clock.  We understand that her husband holds an insurance policy for $10,000 on the life of deceased in the Equitable Company, of which  Hamilton Goodrich  is agent.
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Concord Cemetery, VanBuren Township
Phebe Moore
March 21, 1821 - August 19, 1884
wife of Nathan
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 24, 1880
Page 3 column 2
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          James S. Moore, of Smithland, another pioneer, died Friday night at his residence at 12 o'clock.  His remains were buried at Mt. Auburn Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.  He was 76 years old, and left a large family of grown children.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 3, 1878
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          Elias Moore, one of the early pioneers of Shelby County, died at his residence near the Seminary in this city, at one o'clock Monday morning, in the 67th year of his age.  His remains were interred in the City Cemetery Monday at 2 o'clock, P.M.  Mr. M. has been disabled for a number of years, so that he could not get out much.  He was always respected as a useful and popular citizen.
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The  Shelby  National  Volunteer
Thursday, June 15, 1871
Page 3 column 3
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OBITUARY
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          DIED, on Sabbath morning, May 7th, 1871, in Shelbyville, Ind., after a protracted illness, Rev. William Moore, in the 77th year of his age.  The subject of this notice was born in Montgomery county, Kentucky, April 28th, 1795.  In the 24th year of his age he was converted and united with the Deep Creek Baptist Church in Mercer county, KY.  In the 26th year of his age 1821, he moved with his family to Decatur county, Ind., near Greensburgh, and united by letter with the Sand Creek Baptist Church.  He spent five years in Decatur county, and was part of this time a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, having moved into the bounds of that Church.  In 1826 he moved into Shelby county, Ind. on Flat Rock, and through his efforts the Haw Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1827, of which he was a "constituent member". On the 4th Saturday in February, 1830, he was licensed by the Haw Creek Baptist Church to preach the Gospel.  On the 4th Saturday in November, 1831, he was called to pastorate of the Haw Creek Church, which he accepted. Upon a call of the Church a council was convened and he was ordained to the work of the Ministry on the 4th Saturday in December, 1831.  He resigned the pastoral care of the Church the 4th Saturday in March, 1857, having served the Church as Pastor for 26 years.  He also served as Pastor of the Lewis Creek, Dry Fork, Brandywine, and other Churches.  As a preacher and pastor he was faithful, earnest, and successful. His preaching was of the doctrinal style, and so throughly had he studied the word of God, that he had a very systematic view of its great saving doctrines.  He loved to dwell upon the doctrines of grace, both in his pulpit and in his fireside preaching, and he excelled as a fireside preacher.  In all his visits among the people, whether saints or sinners, he immediately introduced the subject of religion; and this was the topic of his conversation while he staid, and the same was true when visited at his own house.  He never lost an opportunity to speak a word for the Master --- to comfort and encourage the saints-and to warn sinners, and all felt on his leaving (or their leaving him) that they had been in the presence of a man of God.  In this respect he was an excellent example to young ministers.  He was a hopeful, cheerful Christian.  He knew in whom he had believed, and trusted alone in God for final salvation.  He disclaimed all merit of his own, and often repeated as expressive of his own views and feelings.  "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, &c,"  Titus 3 chapter 5 & 7 verses;  "And befound in him, &c," Philippians 3 chapter 9 & 11 verse.  As a counselor, he was wise, safe, prudent, conciliatory, and yet firm.  As a business man he was an example ---Strict integrity and honesty characterized all his business transactions.
          He spent the last few years of his life in Shelbyville, and was a member of the Baptist church in this place.  He took a great interest in the prosperity of the church, and often encouraged the brethern to go forward, when they were ready to despond and give up the hip, in their days of trial and darkness; and the present existence and prosperity of the church are largely due to his efforts.  A very large concourse of people attended his funeral (he was buried by the Masonic Brotherhood) and when we had him away in his last resting place, the expression of all present on that solemn occasion was,  "He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost."  His funeral sermon was preached by the Pastor of the Baptist Church in Shelbyville from Revelations 14 chapter 13 verse.  Rev. J. Reece followed, with remarks on the life and character of Father Moore.  He is dead, but still speaks, and his works do follow him both in influence and reward.  An afflicted church, his lonely widow, several children and grandchildren and a large number of friends and acquaintances mourn his loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope.  Oh! that his mantle may fall on some young man worthy to wear it!  He was a resident of Shelby county, Indiana for forty-five years.
[Buried City Cemetery-BH]
Submitted by Barb Huff

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