|Birth: ||May 14, 1846|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1919|
Civil War Soldier.
Enlisted on 3/26/1864 as a Private.
On 3/26/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. 12th Indiana Infantry.
He was transferred out on 6/8/1865 at Washington, D.C.
On 6/8/1865 he transferred into 59th Indiana Infantry.
Obituary of Allen H Moore.
Portland Observer – 20 November 1919
A NEW COLOR BEARER WILL BE FORCED TO LEAD THE THINNING REMNANT OF THE Grand
Army of the Republic next Decoration day for Allen H. Moore, who had filled this capacity for many, many years, has, like the majority of his comrades, gone the way of his forefathers. Next year's parade will appear decidedly unnatural without Mr. Moore at the head.
Mr. Moore was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Clyde A. Moore, on Smith St., at 5:50 o'clock Saturday morning. The discovery was made by his son. The body was still warm and limp, indicating that the man had been dead not more than an hour. Dr. George D. Allen the family physician was called and after an examination stated that Mr. Moore had died from heart failure.
The only outward indication of the fact that Mr. Moore had suffered any discomfort during the night was the presence of two pillows under his head instead of one. This, the physician said, indicated that the man might have had some difficulty in breathing. His face showed no sign of suffering and the bed was as well kept as though it had not been slept in at all.
Mr. Moore was 73 years, six months and one day old at the time of his death, having been born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 14, 1846. In February, 1864, when scarcely 18 years of age, he enlisted in the union army at Eel River, Whitley county, Indiana, serving from that time until July 17, 1865, in Company K., 59th Regiment Indiana Veteran Infantry Volunteers. He took part in the battles of Keenesaw Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain and was also with General Sherman's army on its famous march to the sea.
He came to Portland in 1872, returned to his home town in Indiana about a year later and returned here again in 1874. Since that time he had resided continuously in this village.
Mr. Moore was a carpenter by trade and followed this occupation for many years. He was one of the workmen who helped build the old High school building, which was destroyed by fire a little more than a year ago. He was also at one time engaged in the grocery business in Portland with his late brother, Perry N. Moore, retiring about 13 years ago. He was for many years one of the republican political leaders of Portland, and four years ago united with the Portland Congregational church, having been one of the society's trustees at the time of his death. He was formerly a member of the Universalist church.
On November 9, 1875, Mr. Moore was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Taylor, of Portland, who passed away Christmas day, 1901. It was on his wife's birthday that Mr. Moore died. He is survived by one son, Clyde A. Moore, a brother, Charles Moore of Portland, a grandson, Almon R. Moore and a granddaughter, miss Ala Moore, of this village, together with four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Brower, of Yuma, Colorado, and Mrs. George Trey, Mrs. Perry Schultz and Mrs. Jerome Haines, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Rev. T. F. Galt preached the funeral sermon at the late home Monday afternoon and at the grave veterans of the G. A. R. took charge. The funeral was attended by representatives of the American Legion, who carried the colors, and members of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. The pallbearers were Will and David Hughes, George Fishel and Hugh Derby, all of Portland.
Jennie C Taylor Moore (1857 - 1901)*
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
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