|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1861|
Nova Scotia, Canada
|Death: ||May 21, 1929|
San Francisco County
A Prolific Developer of Seattle, which included the Moore Theatre, the finest in Seattle at its opening, and the Washington Hotel, stayed in by President Teddy Roosevelt.
Born in Nova Scotia, Moore arrived in Seattle in 1887 after marrying Eugenia Jones in Denver in 1885. He made a large fortune in Seattle developing neighborhoods in Wallingford, Green Lake, and finally Capitol Hill.
Unfortunately his wife developed tuberculosis, which was probably part of the reason he had a large mansion created in Pasco, to compliment the one in Capitol Hill. Unfortunately she passed away before ever visiting it. The house was sold, ending up in the hands of a Tacoma meat-packer.
He invested his real estate money in the creation of a steel industry in the northwest, buying a used mill in Irondale, WA and plowing money into its expansion. After losing his fortune in this endeavor (due in part to U.S. Steel interests back east), he left Seattle and went back to real estate development, creating Moore Haven in Florida.
By 1920 he was in New York representing shipping interests after marrying a second time.
He ended up in San Francisco, where his main efforts were devoted to developing mining properties in Oroville, including a large tunnel for the Megalia mine. According to his obituary, he had been "suffering from a breakdown ascribed to overwork, [and] died suddenly in his suite at the Palace Hotel."
He was the father of four children, two growing to adulthood--James A. Moore, Jr. and Eugene G. Moore. His second wife was Mrs. Elsie Clark of Fairhaven, Mass. who was with him in San Francisco at his passing.
Eugenia G Jones Moore (1867 - 1908)
Arden Moore (1890 - 1894)*
Horton Moore (1893 - 1895)*
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
Plot: Mausoleum Sec. CATA Crypt 276
Created by: B. G. Jones
Record added: May 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51853058