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 James Alexander Moore

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James Alexander Moore

  • Birth 18 May 1840 Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 14 Dec 1873 Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
  • Plot Lot 63 Sec C
  • Memorial ID 29167736

Pony Express Rider. On June 8, 1860, he made a 280-mile round trip from Midway Station, NE to Julesburg, CO and back in 14 hours and 46 minutes. After delivering a government message in Julesburg, he was informed that another message needed to return to Midway, but their rider had died the previous day. The ride was described in Col. William Cody's book, The Great Salt Lake Trail. He later became a successful rancher in western Nebraska, and eastern Wyoming, founding Jay Em Ranch.

It is with feelings of regret that we announce the decease of our former fellow townsman James A. Moore, on the 14th day of Dec. A. D. 1873, in Sidney, Neb., after a protracted illness of about three months, occasioned by injuries received in falling from a load of hay on the twenty- second of September last past. Mr. Moore was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, on the 13th, day of May, A. D.; 1840, and at the age of 19 years immigrated from his native home to Colorado Territory, where he became Identified with the Pike's peak Pony Express and Great Overland Stage Companies and in aiding them to carry out their business through a hostile Indian country, performed many perilous feats of service to the traveling public and to the country, too numerous to mention in this connection. Suffice it to say that in all the relations of life he has proven himself worthy of confidence and esteem. His many friends throughout the country will learn with regret of his untimely demise, and tender to his bereaved family those feelings of sympathy, condolence and kindness commensurate with their great loss.

The remains will be brought to this city by the U. P. Express today the 16th inst., and the funeral services will take place immediately after.


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  • Created by: Eric Crow
  • Added: 20 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29167736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander Moore (18 May 1840–14 Dec 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29167736, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .