Cyrus Clifford “Cliff” Moore

Cyrus Clifford “Cliff” Moore

Hancock, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 15 Mar 1935 (aged 69)
Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sect. B, Lot # 19
Memorial ID 49755198 · View Source
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1870 - August 8: Enumerated with parents and siblings in the 1870 census for Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

1880 - June 3: Enumerated with parents and siblings in the 1880 census for Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Living on King Street and listed as "at school".

1891 – February 24; Harrisburg Telegraph: Noted, along with his brother, James D. Moore, as a brother in the Harrisburg Masonic Lodge, visiting the Friendship Lodge in Hagerstown, Md.


Harrisburg Gentlemen Banqueted by Hagerstown Brethren.

A large delegation of gentlemen, members of the Masonic fraternity of this city, paid a visit to Hagerstown, Md., last evening. The party left on the afternoon train over the Cumberland Valley road, arriving at the pretty Maryland city at a reasonable hour. They were met by a committee of Friendship Lodge, No. 84, F. and A.M., who cared for them in the most courteous manner. The visitors enjoyed meeting their Hagerstown brethren in the lodge room, where eloquence and friendly greetings were profusely displayed and appreciated most heartily. The Harrisburgers were more completely surprised when they were invited to the Hotel Hamilton, the most famous of all hostleries between the Hudson and the James, where a sumptuous banquet was spread, and to which they were asked to sit down and partake of. Again did eloquence resume its flow and cheering welcomes re-echo throughout the banquet hall. The feast was a magnificent triumph of culinary art and did great credit to the gentlemen in charge. The visitors, in addition to the splendid entertainment afforded them by their hosts, are loud in their praise of ye generous landlord, Mr. Charles Webb, of J., to whom with his clever assistants, is due much of the pleasure enjoyed during the brief aftermath. Hotel Hamitlon and Landlord Webb will long be retained in the memories of the Harrisburgers. The visitors party comprising Messrs. Shope, Keener, Tomlinson, Wm. R. Denehey, Lewis C. Randall, J. Clyde Rohrer, Clark E. Diehl, Mr. Jerauld, James D. Moore, Clifford Moore, Frank N. Motter, J.Q. Handshaw, of this city, and Charles Greenawalt, of Hummelstown.”

1893 - January 11: married Annie Miller Campbell, in Washington, D.C.

1893 - October 19 (Hagerstown Herald and Torch Light)


The Experience of a Cumberland Valley Railroad Crew

Got Protection in a Store-Box

Brakeman Moore Was Left Behind and Then Came Back to Hagerstown, Clearing Poles From the Track.

A number of Cumberland Valley Railroad trainmen got together in Chambersburg, says the Valley Spirit, and commenced relating their experience in the terrible and disastrous storm on last Friday night.

The furious wind blew down 18 telegraph poles between Hagerstown and Greencastle. When near Maugansville near State Line, one of these falling poles struck the headlight of locomotive 23, tore it from the iron horse and missed hitting fireman Robert H. Moore by only an inch or two. The locomotive, on which Bruce Elder was engineman, was immediately stopped, as it could not be run ahead without a light to show the condition of the track.

Conductor J.H. Fosnot and brakeman William Edmondson of the passenger train the locomotive was taking from Hagerstown went ahead with lanterns. W.E. Foltz, of the Car Record office, who had been running on the Winchester branch during the week and was ‘dead heading it’ home, volunteered to assist them while brakeman Clifford Moore was sent back to flag an approaching train.

With lanterns and axes the three men walked ahead of the train on the track and cleared it of a number of fallen telegraph poles. Four miles they this walked and worked until they reached Long’s station. The rain poured down upon them, wetting them to the flesh and ruining their clothing.

When the track was cleared a search was made for flagman Moore, but he could not be found and the train went back to Chambersburg, reaching there several hours late. Afterward Moore was discovered by the late train south endeavoring to obtain protection from the terrific storm in a store box at Maugansville. He flagged the train and was taken aboard and carried to Hagerstown.

That run (part of it might properly be termed a walk) will not soon be forgotten by the railroaders who acted as headlight and wrecking crew at one and the same time.

Annanias still lives [meaning dishonest journalism/false news reporting on the part of the Frederick News]. He has a position on the Frederick News, but during the storm Friday night he was carried to Carlisle, being so light. At that place he wired the following message to the United Press.
‘During the terrific rain and wind storm that swept through the Cumberland valley Saturday morning early the New Orleans express of the Cumberland Valley railroad, while approaching Maugansville station, near Hagerstown, struck a telegraph pole that had blown across the track throwing the engine baggage and express cars from the track. The engineer was the only person injured. The road was blocked for several hours.’

The whole thing from beginning to end is false."

1894 - June 6, birth of first child, Ethel Madora Moore.

1895 - Birth of daughter, Mary Jane Moore; believed may have died in the same year.

1895 - October 29 (Tuesday); Harrisburg Telegraph: “Annual inspection of the Valley. In two special trains drawn by engines Nos. 37 and 39 the annual inspection party of the Cumberland Valley pulled out of the Union Station at 8:05 this morning. Engineer Shensbrook and conductor Reed were in charge of the first train, which had an observation car and regular coach, while engineer Cameron and conductor C.C. Moore performed similar service on the second train, containing the track indicator car of the “Pennsy” in charge of two employees of the latter company and a regular coach. Vice President Kennedy headed the party, which included Superintendent Boyd, General Supervisor Stewart and the foremen of the different sections of track. Foreman Michael McCormick, of the Bridgeport section, was one of the party, which was increased to about eighty by the time Winchester was reached. The inspection to-day embraced the main line to Winchester and the Dillsburg branch. Dinner was taken at Hagerstown and supper at Chambersburg where the party will rest over night, going over the Mont Alto and South Penn branches to-morrow. The roadway is in fine shape, especially along the main line. Prizes will be announced in a couple of weeks.”

1895 - November 2 (Saturday); Harrisburg Telegraph: "Extra passenger conductor Cliff Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, is doing some hunting in the region about Martinsburg, W.Va.“

1896 - Feb. 4; Harrisburg Telegraph "Brakeman Cliff Moore and Baggage-master Conners, of the Cumberland Valley, are laying off this week."

1896 - May 20 (Wednesday); Harrisburg Telegraph: “Passenger Conductor C.C. Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, has resigned to go into the bottling business with his brother in Harrisburg.”

1896 - May 22; The Shippensburg News: “C.C. Moore, for a number of years passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, has resigned to go into the bottling business.”

1896 - Birth of daughter, Bertha Moore (early 1896). She dies later, in July.

1896 - July 20 (Monday); Harrisburg Daily Independent: "The 8-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Moore, 1206 Market street, died Saturday evening from whooping cough, after a brief illness. Mr. Moore is a well-known brakeman on the Cumberland Valley railroad."

1897 - March 12: birth of only son, Robert McKinney Moore.

Ca. 1897 - Owner of "C.C. Moore, Bottler" bottling company in Chambersburg, Pa. (located on West Washington St.). From the picture showing Cliff's father and brother standing next to the bottling wagon, it appears that a partnership was made with the Prospect Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Charles Wolters incorporated it by this name in 1886). This company was known for producing Prospect Lager Beer, Export Light, Budweis Beer, Bohemian Export, Muenchener P.M. Dark, Porter and Hercules Malt Extract. The Budweis Lager, however, should not be confused with Carl Conrad's "Budweiser" of St. Louis.

1898, Dec. 21 - Birth of daughter, Catherine Louise Moore

1899, April 28 - Death of daughter, Catherine Louise Moore. Died of "spasms"; internment in Martinsburg, April 29, 1899.

1899 - September 16: Cliff and his wife purchased a tract of land in Chambersburg for $600. It rested near 5th Avenue and was known as plot 23 1/2 on the plan of lots by Reed Nelson being a part of the lot owned by Mr. William Reed.

1899 - September 26; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): C.C. Moore supporting the 28th Regiment enroute to activities related to the Philippine-American War. "Twenty-Eighth Off. Regiment Left Yesterday on Its Long Journey West. The 28th Regiment is on its way to Manila. It left Camp Meade yesterday morning aboard four sections of tourist coaches, three companies to each section. The baggage train moved out of the Union station at 9.30 o'clock, preceding the troop tains. None of the delays which characterized the departure of the 27th regiment were apparent and all of the trains left on or a little before schedule time. The trip will require seven days, providing no delays occur. While on the road the soldiers will be fed by J.D. Moore & Co. of this city. The firm consists of J.D. Moore [C.C. Moore's oldest brother, James Draden Moore], George Busch and W.T. Jones. J.S. Seidel has charge of the commissary of the first train; George Busch of the second; C.C. Moore, of the third, and Frank Mulvey, of the fourth."

1900 - Residing in Dist. 37, Ward 4, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa. Occupation: Bottler.

1901 - April 4; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Cyrus Moore, of Chambersburg, was painfully injured by being kicked in the left arm by a horse at the bottling establishment of C.C. Moore. The animal suddenly turned around and kicked Mr. Moore. The shoe of the horse inflicted a contused wound about four inches in length above the elbow. A physician was summoned and dressed the wound."

1901 - Nov. 18; Harrisburg Telegraph: “Two deer were killed in Cumberland county, about three miles from Cleversburg. C.C. Moore and Oscar M. Hamp, proprietor of Hotel, Chambersburg, both shot deer last week. The deer were beauties and will average 150 pounds and were killed near Mont Alto.”

1901 - November 22; The Mail, (Hagerstown, Md.): "Oscar Hamp and C.C. Moore, Chambersburg, killed two large deer in the mountain back of Mont Alto."

1904 - April 11; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "C.C. Moore has sold his bottling works in this place to Charles [S.] Feldman (1874-1940) and G. Michael Crist, who will take possession as soon as the transfer of license is made." Feldman was a native of Chambersburg, born in 1874. Six years after this purchase, he started and apple orchard and was one of Franklin County's successful fruit growers."

1905 - Divorce from Annie Miller Moore granted, April 7 (papers filed in Douglas County, Nebraska).

1905 - April 19: marriage license issued for Cliff and Kathryn Louise Kendig Gilbert. He lists his address as 616 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.

1906 - April 30: Cliff and his wife sold the property they had bought in 1899, in Chambersburg, to Jacob G. Schaff of Chambersburg, for $1,000.

1907 - Made an "Honorary Member" of the Hatboro Fire Company.

1909 - August 19: birth of last child, Dorothy Virginia Moore.

1910 - Hotel Proprietor (probably Moore's Inn), York Street, Moreland Township, Hatboro Borough, Montgomery Co., Pa.

1911 - Elected Chief of the Hatboro Fire Company.

1912 - January 6-12; The Public Spirit: Following the first annual election and banquet of the Hatboro Business Men's Association was held, Moore's Inn hosted the banquet. "After the meeting adjourned at 8 o'clock, the body of men then proceeded to Moore's Inn for their banquet. Everything was in readiness by Proprietor Moore and the committee headed by Harry Wilson, who had charge of the banquet. Those who attended represented almost all lines of business in the borough. A most excellent dinner was served of oysters, soup, turkey, vegetables, salad and ice cream, ending with coffee and cigars. About 50 covers were laid and the banquet hall was handsomely decorated, and the two long tables looked beautiful. An orchestra furnished tasteful music. President Reading acted as toastmaster and handled the meeting in his usual genial way. The toastmaster called on officers and directors for remarks and a number of them gave fine addresses."

1912 - The Lowell Sun: mention of Moore's Inn as hosting a banquet for Boston Red Sox player Steve Yerkes, a native of Hatboro, on Friday, October 25. The Red Sox had just taken the World Championship, defeating the New York Giants. Also in attendance was Connie Mack, a baseball celebrity in his own right, and since 1901, the manager, treasurer, and part owner of the Philadelphia Athletics:

"To Be Tendered Banquet by Home Folks – Connie Mack Will Attend – Communities Notified. The baseball fans of Jenkintown and Hatboro will give Steve Yerkes, the star second baseman of the world's championship Red Sox a banquet at Moore's Inn Hatboro, tomorrow evening. Yerkes was born in Hatboro and began his baseball career with the Jenkintown team. Connie Mack, manager of the Athletics has notified the commit in charge that he will attend the banquet, and says further that he will bring several of his team with him."

1916 - Sells the Inn at Hatboro. The following is from the Public Spirit, Hatboro, Pa., Week of Aug. 20-26: "HATBORO INN....I wish to announce to my friends and former patrons that I have purchased the well-known Road House of C.C. Moore and have changed its name to "HATBORO INN," where I will be glad to serve them with the best the market affords, including fresh vegetables from the farms in this locality...Chicken and Waffle Dinners a specialty, $1.25 and $1.50 per plate, Served from 12 to 9 p.m....Choice wines and liquors, all the leading brands of cigars...GEO. O. HANEY, Prop....Phones--Bell, Hatboro 11; Keystone, Hatboro 6-54." (Later known as the Hatboro Inn, which burned down in 1939).

1920 - Hotel Keeper, South New York Avenue, Atlantic City, N.J.

1920 - October: death of Cliff's wife, Kathryn. From the Bucks County Intelligencer, 10/21/1920: "Mrs. Catherine L. Moore, wife of C. C. Moore, died on Thursday, aged 45 years, at her home in Atlantic City, N. J. Mrs. Moore was well known in Hatboro, where for a number of years her husband conducted the Hatboro Inn."

1930 - Hotel Manager (Boarder, Market St.), Dist. 5, Camden, Camden Co., N.J.

1935 - C.C. Moore dies in Upper Darby, Pa.

*Also known to run a speakeasy during Prohibition, probably during his days in Atlantic City and/or Camden, N.J., ca. 1920-1933.

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