Published in Oregonian, Weds., Jul. 21, 1915
CHARLES S. MOORE
PROMINENT KLAMATH CITIZEN SUCCUMBS IN PORTLAND
Former State Treasurer and One of Southern Oregon's Leading Business Men Long in Politics
Charles Sumner Moore, 58 years old, of Klamath Falls, one of the best known politicians in the state and one of the leaders in the development of Southern and Southeastern Oregon. He underwent a surgical operation at the sanatorium a few days ago.
Among the important public offices which were held by Mr. Moore were those of State Treasurer and County Judge in Klamath County. He was also prominent in banking and in the lumber industry of his home county, besides being interested in various other development projects.
Mr. Moore was born in Marion county January 8, 1857. When he was but a small boy he moved with his parents to Oregon City. Later the family moved to Salem. He attended the Salem public schools and later Willamette Universsity.
On giving up his position as State Treasurer in 1906 Mr. Moore retired to private life. He became associated with the First National Bank of Klamath Falls as its vice-president.
Mr. Moore was associated with his brother, Rusus Moore, in his business ventures in the early days of Klamath County. Together they amassed a fortune in timber and farm lands. They built Klamath Railway, Light & Power plant, the Klamath sawmills and were owners of several other large concerns in Southern Oregon.
Mrs. Moore, who survives her husband, was formerly Mary Langville, of the old pioneer family of Jacksonville, Or.
Mr. Moore also leaves two sons, John M. Moore and Charles S. Moore; his mother Mrs. L. O. Moore; a brother Rusus L. Moore; a sister Miss M. Bertha Moore of Klamath Falls and another sister, Dr. Henrietta Moore, an instructor in Idaho University. Mrs. David P. Thompson, of Portland, was an aunt.
NOTE: Charles Summer Moore married Mary Lyons Langell 29 July 1884 in Jackson County, Oregon.
Son of Judge William Smith Moore and Margaret Octavia Meldrom Moore.
Mary Lyons Langell Moore
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