Moses C Harvey

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Moses C Harvey

County Down, Northern Ireland
Death 24 Jan 1940 (aged 81)
Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot ODONNE_166_1_
Memorial ID 135712027 · View Source
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Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jan 26, 1940

Funeral services are to be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Congregational church for Moses Harvey, 82, pioneer Rock Springs resident who died Wednesday night in Wyoming General hospital. The Rev. Keenan Sheldon will officiate.

Born Dec. 27, 1858, in Myra, County Down, Ireland, Harvey entered the United States 61 years ago and had made Rock Springs his home since early in March, 1884.

Active in political circles during his early residence here, Harvey had served on Rock Springs city council and represented Sweetwater county as state senator for two successive terms, 1903 and 1905. He also was a member of the board of trustees of school district No. 4 for many years.

Surviving Harvey are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Utley of Dawson, N.M., and Miss Sarah Harvey of Rock Springs; two sons, Ben and William Harvey, both of Rock Springs; a brother, Ben Harvey of Rock Springs; and two sisters, Mrs. Ferd Wise of Hudson and Mrs. Emma McDonald of Portland, Ore.

Burial will be in the Harvey family mausoleum in Mountain View cemetery under direction of Rogan Mortuary.

Union Pacific Coal Company Employes’ Magazine, Apr 1935
Moses Harvey

Moses Harvey, born on a farm in the County Down, Ireland, December 27, 1858. At the early age of fifteen, he departed for Scotland, where he secured employment for a short time, leaving for England, obtaining work in the coal mines there, remaining five years. The urge came to him to once more visit his native heath, having previously reached the decision to emigrate to the United States. He sailed from Liverpool on May 12. 1880, on the S. S. Indiana, landing at Philadelphia on May 26, 1880. He procured a job in the coal mines of that state, staying there one year, removing thence to Ohio. He was married at New Lexington, Ohio, on January 26, 1882. After a few years there, he sought the West, arriving in Rock Springs in February, 1885, going to work in the Union Pacific Mines in the city named. Has been employed in mines 1, 5, 7, 9, 8, 10 throughout his connection with the Company. Dropped out from the service on several occasions but always drifted back. He retired about five years ago to look after private interests and enjoy a rest. He has a family of two sons and three daughters, all grown. He counts it a pleasure to be permitted to retain his membership in the Old Timers' Association at whose gatherings he meets many old "buddies" and swaps with them experiences of the early days.

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  • Created by: Angela Cable
  • Added: 10 Sep 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 135712027
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses C Harvey (27 Dec 1858–24 Jan 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 135712027, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .