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Austin Lane Moredock
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1870
Jefferson
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1954
Waynesburg
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA

Transcription of Obituary
From the
Democrat Messenger
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
(Greene County)
Monday, August 9, 1954
(Excerpted)

Austin L. Moredock, 83, well known Waynesburg attorney and local historian, died suddenly Saturday evening, August 7, at 8:30 at his home, 301 East High street.

Mr. Moredock had been in frail health lately but had been able to go to his law office daily, as he had done on Saturday. His death came entirely without warning.

He had been a practicing attorney in Waynesburg for nearly 58 years, having been admitted to the Greene County Bar Nov. 25, 1896, and next to his brother-in-law, Atty. S. M. Smith of East High street, he was the oldest member of the Greene County Bar Association.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Moredock operated the Waynesburg Brick and Stone Company brick plant and stone quarry on Smith Creek for many years and served as postmaster of Waynesburg from 1933 through 1939.

Mr. Moredock was one of the organizers of the Greene County Historical Society, which he had served for several years as president, which position he held at the time of his death and was instrumental in starting the society's museum, which is one of the most extensive collections in the state.



Mr. Moredock was born August 11, 1870, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Rex Moredock. He would have observed his 84th birthday the coming Wednesday. He was born at the old Moredock homestead east of Jefferson, on the Jefferson-Dry-Tavern road, and was the youngest and last member of a family of eight children.

He was married Oct. 18, 1900 to Elizabeth Smith, whose family also was among the early settlers in the Jefferson community. Her death occurred Feb. 28, 1953. Mr. and Mrs. Moredock spent all their married life in Waynesburg. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Bess, wife of James Lindsay, Pittsburgh; one son, Albert Moredock of Pittsburgh, one granddaughter, Sallie Lindsay of Pittsburgh and several nieces and nephews.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Moredock (1820 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Smith Moredock (1870 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel Moredock (1901 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rex Moredock (1851 - 1929)*
  Sarah Moredock Moredock (1860 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Moredock Smith (1866 - 1931)*
  Austin Lane Moredock (1870 - 1954)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jefferson Cemetery
Jefferson
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Record added: Apr 16, 2013
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Austin Lane Moredock
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Austin Lane Moredock
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