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Samuel Allen Moore
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1954, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1976
Delaware County
Indiana, USA


A young Delaware County man handling a .22 caliber revolver killed himself in his home on
Cornbread Road Thursday as his sister watched.
Police believe Samuel A. Moore, 22, didn't know the gun was loaded.
County police invesigator Clarence Brooks said Moore was killed instantly when a single shot from the revolver entered the right side of his head, near the temple. The shooting occurred around 6:15 p.m.
According to the police, Moore's sister, Susan, 12, said the victim was handling the gun for some time before he placed it against his head and pulled the trigger. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Rodney Qualkinbush.
Tests taken by police showed the gun was fired by Moore and that there were powder burns near the wound, proving the gun was fired from close range, Brooks said.
The accident occurred at a mobile home on R.R.2 Yorktown where Moore lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Moore. He was employed as a maintenance worker in the Mt. Pleasant School Corp. The death is being investigated by county officers Brooks, Sgt. Jery Golden and Ted Smith and Yorktown policeman Bob Branson.
Services for Samuel Allen Moore will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Richman Funeral Home, Yorktown. Rev. Jerry Brumfield of Maxville Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Moore, with whom he made his home on Cornbread Road; three sisters, Sharon, Connie and Marilyn Sue, all at home; two brothers, William and Henry, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Marie Etta Dryer, Yorktown; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Moore, Mechanicsburg, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Fronia Conway, Yorktown. 
Gardens of Memory
Delaware County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Sep 21, 2010
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1974 graduate of Yorktown High School
- Jane
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