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James A Moore
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Birth: May 18, 1840
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1873
Sidney
Cheyenne County
Nebraska, USA

Pony Express Rider. On June 8, 1860, he made a 280-mile round trip from Midway Station, NE to Julesburg, CO and back in 14 hours and 46 minutes. After delivering a government message in Julesburg, he was informed that another message needed to return to Midway, but their rider had died the previous day. The ride was described in Col. William Cody's book, The Great Salt Lake Trail. He later became a successful rancher in western Nebraska, and eastern Wyoming, founding Jay Em Ranch.

It is with feelings of regret that we announce the decease of our former fellow townsman James A. Moore, on the 14th day of Dec. A. D. 1873, in Sidney, Neb., after a protracted illness of about three months, occasioned by injuries received in falling from a load of hay on the twenty- second of September last past. Mr. Moore was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, on the 13th, day of May, A. D.; 1840, and at the age of 19 years immigrated from his native home to Colorado Territory, where he became Identified with the Pike's peak Pony Express and Great Overland Stage Companies and in aiding them to carry out their business through a hostile Indian country, performed many perilous feats of service to the traveling public and to the country, too numerous to mention in this connection. Suffice it to say that in all the relations of life he has proven himself worthy of confidence and esteem. His many friends throughout the country will learn with regret of his untimely demise, and tender to his bereaved family those feelings of sympathy, condolence and kindness commensurate with their great loss.

The remains will be brought to this city by the U. P. Express today the 16th inst., and the funeral services will take place immediately after. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Moore
  Margaret A Moore (____ - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Cordel Bean Van Tassell (1847 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Blanche Irene Moore Kuykendall Wigginton (1869 - 1935)*
  Granville S. Moore (1872 - 1959)*
  James Alexander Moore (1873 - 1952)*
 
 Sibling:
  Charles A. Moore (1835 - 1915)*
  James A Moore (1840 - 1873)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Cheyenne
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Lot 63 Sec C
 
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Record added: Aug 20, 2008
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Blessings to a pony express rider, who rode onto the pages of frontier history
- Melissa OBrian
 Added: Sep. 27, 2012

- pat peach
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
Jim, There were others of your time like you: Heck Reel, Jackson Abney, John Durbin and even your hired hand, RS Van Tassell. They were tough and enterprising and they could ride--but probably not like you.
- Clint Black
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011
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