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James Draden Moore
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1859
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1899
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Birth date on headstone shown as 1860, but as of the 1860 census (in which the family was actually enumerated twice), he was listed as a 1 year old. Therefore, year of birth is being left as 1859.

1880: June 2 - "J. Draden Moore" listed in the 1880 census as a "Bar Keeper", and boarding at the hotel being kept by W.D.F. Duval, in Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia. Probably the "Crawford Hotel", on Main Street, built by W.D.F. Duval (1820-1904), in 1871.

1883: From the May 28, 1883 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.)... "James D. Moore, of 1404 Penn Street, will have a hearing to-day before Mayor [Simon Cameron] Wilson for selling liquor on Sunday without a license."

1884: December 18 - James Draden Moore marries Edith Leonetha Neer, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia. He lists his parents as "Cy and C Moore"; she listed her parents as "Jack and H Neer". James was listed as a railroad employee.

1885: October 29 - birth of first child, Boyd Quigley Moore (named for McKinney relatives in the families of Boyd and Quigley).

1886: February 7 - death of son, Boyd Quigley Moore. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, WV.

1886: From the 2/20/1886 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.)... while a conductor w/CVRR, J.D. Moore witnesses execution of Joe Barnes. "A lady's honor avenged. Joe Barnes Taken From the Martinsburg Jail and Hanged to a Tree. Martinsburg, W.Va., Feb. 19. – On Sunday February 7, Miss Mollie Henry, a respectable white girl, of Baltimore, got from a train at a station near this place, and started to a friends's house, a short distance away from town, walking on the railroad track. She had proceeded but a short distance when she met Joe Burns, a negro. He told her to come to the side of the track toward him, as a train was coming. The girl unsuspectingly did as directed, when he seized her, and, dragging her down an embankment, outraged her person and robbed her. She gave the alarm immediately upon escaping from the villain's clutches. Joe Burns was arrested and placed in jail here on suspicion. The jail was guarded for some days, but there not appearing to be any excitement, the precaution was abandoned. Last night at 12 o'clock a body of perhaps 150 or 200 men, all masked and armed, appeared at the jail on horseback and demanded the prisoner, Joe Burns. They were told by Jailor Dumfrey that he was not there. He, however, opened all the cell doors and they examined the whole jail but were not successful. They then went into the dwelling part of the jail building, and opening the door under some steps saw the negro sitting on a chair in the cellar guarded by two men. The guards resisted somewhat but nothing worse was done than the exchange of some threatening words. After leaving the jail the lynching party proceeded to a point about two and a half miles south of Martinsburg to the Big Spring on the turnpike, and there to a tree he was hanged. He was given time to make a confession. He said he deserved his fate, asked the assembled crowd to pray for him, and as he said ‘good bye,' was jerked 6 feet into the air. His body was then riddled with bullets and left hanging. Burns has just returned home from the Penitentiary, having served a second term. Miss Henry was to have been married within two weeks. The maskers asted with great coolness and determination. They were regularly organized and each man answered to a number. Every one carried a revolver or a sabre, and curious citizens who happened to be on the street were compelled to stand back by the determined avengers. At the place for execution the leader commanded all No. 2's to advance and prepare the rope.
So quietly did the lynchers proceed in carrying out their purpose that but few knew of the proceedings until this morning. Mr. Hanlen, of Market street, this city, was in Martinsburg Thursday night, and stopped within 100 yards of the jail. His slumbers were not disturbed in the least, and he knew nothing of the affair until he was told of it yesterday morning. Conductor Fries and J.D. Moore, of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, it is said, witnessed the execution."

1889: October 3 - birth of son, James Draden Moore (III/IV).

1890: J.D. Moore gets a new conductor route. From the 3/4/1890 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.)... Railroad Gossip. Rumor of Another Competing Line – Transfer of C.V.R.R. Conductors. There is a possibility of another railroad between Harrisburg and Philadelphia – at least there is a rumor to the effect that the contest between the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and Reading railroads will lead to such a result. The story goes that the Pennsylvania has become exceedingly angry with the Reading because of its aggressions upon the territory of the former in this vicinity. The contemplated road is to run parallel with the Lebanon Valley to Reading and there connect with the Pennsylvania Schuykill Valley. It is also hinted that the Pennsylvania contemplates building a competing line between Reading and Allentown. Well, the people are not hurt by competing lines of railroad, and the more the merrier, especially if it has a tendency to cheapen the rates of passenger travel. Yesterday several important changes were made in the running of the passenger trains on the Cumberland Valley railroad. Conductor W.R. Snodgrass, instead of running between Winchester and Harrisburg, will have charge of the train between Hagerstown and Winchester. He will be greatly missed at this end of the line. The genial Conductor E.W. Burns will run between this city and Hagerstown. Conductors Jacob Fosnet and A.K. Syester, so well and favorably known, will retain their old runs. Conductors Alexander M. Linn and J.D. Moore will alternate between Harrisburg and Winchester, and between Harrisburg and Hagerstown. Brakeman J. Lindsay Reed, who had charge of Conductor Snodgrass's train, has been promoted to a conductorship."

2/23/1891: Harrisburg Telegraph - With Masonic Lodge members from Harrisburg, attends a banquet sponsored by Hagerstown Lodge, in that town. Also attending was Draden's brother, Clifford.

1891: December 25 - birth of daughter, Lillian Louise Moore.

7/7/1892, The Herald and Torch Light (Hagerstown, Md.) – "Foltz & Feldman sold for Alex. R. Hagner a one and a half story log house on West Bethel street, to Edith L. Moore, wife of James D. Moore, of Harrisburg, passenger conductor on the C.V.R.R.

9/19/1892: Harrisburg Telegraph - "James D. Moore, a conductor on the C.V.R.R., has purchased the Keystone Bottling works at 207 Cherry avenue. He will not quit the service of the railroad company."

October, 1892 - Schooley and Moore run advertising for several days in the Harrisburg Telegraph; "Having purchased from George B. Hoover & Co. the above mentioned plant, the undersigned are prepared to fill all orders for choice Ginger Ale, Soda, and other Soft Drinks on short notice."

1893: From the 11/11/1893 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa).: "James D. Moore, of Locust street, a passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad, accompanied by Mrs. Moore, has gone to New York to visit friends."

1894: 1895: Listed in Polk's Greater Harrisburg directory as in a partner in Schooley and Moore, Keystone Bottling Works, 207 Cherry Ave.

12/10/1894: Harrisburg Telegraph - "Conductor James D. Moore takes a hitch at the suburban train on the Cumberland Valley this week."

12/13/1894, The Herald and Torch Light (Hagerstown, Md.) – "Conductor James D. Moore is helping run the C.V.R.R. trains between Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg this week."

1895: Listed in Polk's Greater Harrisburg directory as in a partner in Schooley and Moore, Keystone Bottling Works, 207 Cherry Ave.

1895: From the 11/27/95 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Mr. and Mrs. James D. Moore, 12 South Fourth street, are home from an extended tour, which included a visit to the Atlanta exposition."

1896: From the 1/6/1896 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.), "Sold Its Works. The D. Bacon company has sold its bottling works to J.D. Moore, formerly of the firm of Schooley & Moore. Mr. Moore has also purchased Mr. Schooley's interest in the Keystone bottling establishment." Schooley was William Grant Schooley, senior member of the firm of Schooley & Moore, proprietors of the Keystone Bottling Works, and manufacturers of aerated waters, was born in Pittston, Luzerne county, Pa., October 17, 1864. He is a son of Joseph P. and Charlotte (Laird) Schooley, who were of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. After leaving school he worked in the brickyard of his father and at agricultural pursuits with his uncle until 1870, when he engaged in the manufacture and bottling of aerated water. In 1885 he removed to Harrisburg and has continued the business here until this time. He was married in Harrisburg, October 24, 1894, to Mattie R. Withrow, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Withrow, old and honored residents of Harrisburg. In political views he is a Republican. He is a member of John Harris Council, Jr. O.U.A.M., and of Cincinnatus Commandery, K. of M. Mr. Schooley is a live progressive business man, fully abreast with the times. By his energetic business methods and fair treatment of patrons he has built up a large and rapidly increasing trade.

1896: November 19 - death of daughter, Lillian; from the 11/21/1896 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Death of Lillian Moore. Lilliam L. Moore, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Moore, died at the residence of her parents. 12 South Fourth Street yesterday from cerebral meningitis. Mr. Moore, who is a popular conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad, came here from Martinsburg and the remains of his little daughter will be taken there for interment to-morrow afternoon."

1897: Residence at 12 S. Fourth Street, Harrisburg, Pa.

1897: From the 9/24/1897 edition of the Harrisburg Telegraph - "James F. McFerran has sold his bottling establishment to James D. Moore, of Harrisburg."

1899: From the 2/9/1899 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.), James D. Moore listed as in the wholesale business, Harrisburg; "Eighth Ward, corner State and Canal. Residence. 12 South Fourth street."

1899: From the 5/23, 5/24, 5/26/1899 issues of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.), "Notice. I have disposed of my soft drink and mineral water business to Mahlon S. Foreman and John I. Pierson, former employees. All bills due me will be paid to them. Hope you may continue to give them your patronage. KEYSTONE BOTTLING WORKS. James D. Moore."

1899: September 4 - birth of daughter, Virginia Violet Moore.

1899: From the 9/26/1899 issue of the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.), J.D. Moore either with or supporting the 28th Regiment enroute to activities related to the Philippine-American War. "Twenty-Eighth Off. Regiment Left Yesterday on Its Long Journey West. The 28th Regiment is on its way to Manila. It left Camp Meade yesterday morning aboard four sections of tourist coaches, three companies to each section. The baggage train moved out of the Union station at 9.30 o'clock, preceding the troop tains. None of the delays which characterized the departure of the 27th regiment were apparent and all of the trains left on or a little before schedule time. The trip will require seven days, providing no delays occur. While on the road the soldiers will be fed by J.D. Moore & Co. of this city. The firm consists of J.D. Moore, George Busch and W.T. Jones. J.S. Seidel has charge of the commissary of the first train; George Busch of the second; C.C. Moore, of the third, and Frank Mulvey, of the fourth."

1899: From the Washington Post, Dec. 26, 1899: "Capt. James D. Moore, for almost fifteen years passenger conductor of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, running between Harrisburg and Hagerstown, died Saturday night from an operation at his home in Harrisburg, aged about forty years. He was a prominent Mason, having reached the thirty-second degree."

1899: From the Harrisburg Telegraph, 12/27/1899:
"The body of the late James D. Moore, who died last Saturday evening at the family residence, No. 12 South Fourth street, after an illness of about three weeks, was sent to Martinsburg, W. Va., yesterday for interment. Mr. Moore was aged 44 years and is survived by his wife and two children, a son and a daughter. Deceased was born in Chester county [incorrect] and entered the service of the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company about seventeen years ago.

He worked his way up from clerk in the general office to conductor, in which capacity he served for about ten years. He was known at all points along the line from this city to Winchester, Va., and was one of the most popular and efficient conductors in the company's service. About three years ago he resigned his position on the Cumberland Valley Railroad and became an agent for the Rochester Brewing Company [incorrect], having purchased the interest held by Captain George G. Boyer [incorrect]. When Camp Meade was established he sold out his agency and became an army contractor. About two months ago the license of the Central Hotel at Dillsburg, York county, was transferred to him. He was to have taken possession of the place January 1st."

1899: Notice of death in Martinsburg newspaper: "'Captain' Moore was a passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley RR. Earlier he was a passenger train brakeman. 32nd Degree Mason. Funeral conducted by Palestine Commandery Knights Templar. Member of the Order of Railway Conductors." Noted as having lived at 330 Chestnut St., Harrisburg, Pa.

1902: 9/2/1902 - James D. Moore honored on Roll of the Dead, along with others, in a Mason Lodge of Sorrow, at the Scottish Rite Hall, North Street, Harrisburg.

Following Edith's death in 1909, two children survived. Violet Virginia Moore went to live with her aunt, Sarah Neer Thomas, but died in 1915. James Draden Moore, III (IV) was the only child to survive into adulthood.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrus Sanders Moore (1829 - 1904)
  Catherine Ann McKinney Moore (1838 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith Leonetha Neer Moore (1860 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Boyd Quigley Moore (1885 - 1886)*
  James Draden Moore (1889 - 1960)*
  Lillian Louise Moore (1891 - 1896)*
  Virginia Violet Moore (1899 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Blocker Moore (1857 - 1858)*
  James H. Moore (1857 - 1858)*
  James Draden Moore (1859 - 1899)
  John Howard Moore (1862 - 1942)*
  Mary Elizabeth Moore (1864 - 1939)*
  Cyrus Clifford Moore (1866 - 1935)*
  Ida Lee Moore (1869 - 1870)*
  Josephine Delaplane Moore Quintard (1869 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Martinsburg
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.45468, -77.95645
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2009
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