|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1831|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1904|
West Virginia, USA
Charles Page Thomas Moore was born in Lewisburg , West Virginia , then Virginia, on Feb. 8, 1831. His paternal grandfather was Col Joseph Moore, who married Mary Ellen Morgan, a close relative of Gen. Daniel Morgan of military fame both at home and abroad.
He was the youngest of three children from the marriage of Thomas Moore and Augusta Delphia Page, the father being a native of Shenandoah county, and the mother of Staunton , Virginia , a daughter of Major Charles Page who wedded Susan Tapp.
His father who previously located in Greenbrier county, west of the mountain, died in Lewisburg, March 27, 1832, and his mother died June 21, 1844. Immediatley after the mother's demise, Charles, who was born February 8, 1831,and his sister Mary E were.sent to live with their uncle. George Moore."
It was at this time that he left the green hills of Greenbrier County . Riding horseback, with an old friend in front of him on the same saddle, he set forth for a new clime and strange surroundings far to the westward of his native heath. Here, on a beautiful plantation of more than a thousand acres on the Ohio River, in West Virginia , he was adopted by a paternal uncle and aunt, Col. George Moore and wife, and grew to manhood under their benevolent, generous, and adoring care."
Charles received his early education at a local school and at the age of 16 was placed in the Marshall Academy of Huntington , WV. He received a 3yr course of instruction from Honorable John I Van Meter in Pike County. Later he attended Jefferson College and graduated in 1853 from Union College in New York. In the fall of 1853 he entered the Virginia State University to study law, and completed the course in 1856.
He began his practice at Point Pleasant, WV. Proving to be an outstanding lawyer he move quickly with in the law circles of the State . In 1860 he was elected commonwealth attorney for Mason County and held that postition till the outbreak of the Civil War.
After the war he was chosen by both Democrats and Republicans for the nomination of Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals for the state of West Viriginia. He served in this position until he retired from the post in 1881.
He was united in marriage in 1865 with Miss Urilla Katherine Kline who was born in Hagerstown , Maryland. Unto this union were born four daughters.. who with their father mourned the death of their mother in April of 1897.
After retirement Judge Moore located on the estate in Mason County that was bequeathed to him by his foster father , George Moore. He resided there until his death...
Charles Page Thomas along with William H Letterman founded Phi Kappa Psi in the little college town of Cannonsburg ,Pa. while at Jefferson College. On Feb 19, 1852 a new fraternity "that would complement the work of the university by cultivating those humanities without which the educated man fails of his greatest usefulness" was begun.. Phi Kappa Psi recognizes the need and value of the best and broadest education possible and encourages that goal within it's membership. But unless actuated by a proper love for and service to mankind, the educated man may often waste his talents. It is to counteract this tendency that Phi Kappa Psi was founded to encourage the best in men, to inspire and assist them to reach their potential as students, brothers, men and citizens. The Phi Kappa Psi Brotherhood now ranks into the thousands.
Urilla Katherine Kline Moore (1835 - 1897)*
Ida Ogden Moore (1867 - 1948)*
Rebecca Francis Moore Bland (1870 - 1967)*
Mai L Moore (1873 - 1965)*
Elizabeth Van Meter Moore (1874 - 1948)*
Bruce Chapel Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Cheryl Ann Enyart
Originally Created by: james kinniard
Record added: Jun 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54121453
Rest in eternal peace ......|
Pamela M. Steele
Added: Dec. 8, 2014
Visited your grave at Bruce Chapel this past week Mr. Moore. RIP|
Added: Jul. 23, 2011