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Richard Alexander Moore
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1849
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1921
Indian Springs
Washington County
Maryland, USA

Captain of the C&O Canal boat "George H. Moore" (named for his son). Boat was originally built by William Young, in 1869. Employed on the canal by R.A. Moore, 1/1/1878.

On September 11, 1895 at Lock 22, the boat "Excelsior" arrived, and tried to lock through. The lockkeeper was so drunk, he opened the lower gate paddles too early. The boat hit the mitre sill, broke in half, and sank with its 113 tons of coal. Richard A. Moore, the owner of the boat, collected over $1,300 in damages, and the lockkeeper was fired. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hamilton Alexander Moore (1812 - 1891)
  Christiana Fink Moore (1816 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabella W. Kershner Moore (1851 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  George Hamilton Moore (1874 - 1941)*
  Sarah Bell Moore (1880 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Draper Moore (1841 - 1864)*
  Richard Alexander Moore (1849 - 1921)
  Millard Filmore Moore (1856 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Head Cemetery
Big Pool
Washington County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52887750
Richard Alexander Moore
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