Harry Claude Moore, Sr

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Harry Claude Moore, Sr

Birth
Butler County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 May 1937 (aged 59)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 74084345 · View Source
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HARRY C. MOORE. Does Webb City go a-hunting, it asks Harry C. Moore to be its Master ; do the Republicans seek a staunch., influential backer, they call on Harry C. Moore; do the Presbyterians need money or other support for their church work, Harry C. Moore will not fail then; do the Elks need some one for either social or benevolent work, Harry C. Moore is their man.
N. T. Moore, father of Harry C., was born near Winchester, Adams county, Ohio, October 5, 1835, and as soon as he was through school he followed his natural bent and began to teach. He continued in this work until the Civil war was inaugurated, when he enlisted in the Fifty-ninth Ohio Infantry. He was in the army from 1861 to 1865, participating in many hard fought battles. At the close of the war he went back to the teaching which he loved and for which he was so admirably fitted.
He married Sarah Louise Masker, who was born in Fincastle, Brown county, Ohio, August. 5, 1844. and was a mere child at the beginning of the war. Mr. Moore taught in various places, and in 1878, on the 9th day of October, while they were living at Butler, Kentucky, Harry C. Moore was born. Mr. Moore's whole life, with the exception of his four years' military experience, has been spent in the noble work of teaching. Now, in 1911, he has retired from Ms profession and is living a quiet life with his wife in Webb City, still having an opportunity to instill into his grandchildren's minds the stores of knowledge he accumulated during his years of teaching.
Soon after the birth of Harry C. Moore his parents, in one of their many changes, moved from Kentucky to Indiana, thence to Arkansas, and later to Mountain Grove, Missouri, where they spent two years. They then moved to a farm near that city, spending nine years there, and they then returned to Mountain Grove, where their son attended School. After the completion of his education he became a clerk for the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad Company, remaining in their employ for four years, one year as an apprentice and three years as assistant agent at Mountain Grove. Thinking he could probably make more money in a mercantile business, Mr. Moore gave up railroading and came to Webb City, where he secured a position with the wholesale grocery firm of W. P. Spurgin. He remained with the firm nine years, filling the positions of salesman and bookkeeper. When W. F. Spurgin united with the firm of the Interstate Grocery Company, of Joplin, Missouri, Mr, Moore was still employed by the merged firm and remained with them until 1901. He then resigned and secured a position with the Pacific Coast Borax Company, of Chicago, and traveled for them through the middle west and southern states for four years, when he decided to go into business for himself. He sent in his resignation to the Chicago firm and returned to Webb City, buying out the business of Walter F. Spurgin.
On the 8th of June, 1906, Mr. Moore was married to Miss Mae Chapell, of Dallas, Texan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chapel. Mr. Chapell is a well known contractor and builder in Dallas and Mr. Moore had made his acquaintance and that of his family during his travels for the Pacific Coast Borax Company. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have three children: Wilton Chapell, born April 29, 1907; Harry Claude, Jr..bhorn March 12, 1909; and Dorothy Louise, born May 21, 1910.
Mr. Moore is a member of the Elk Lodge, No. 861, and his presence at any of the Elks gatherings is an assurance of a good time. In polities he is a Republican, and he may almost always be counted on to vote with the party. He attends the Presbyterian church and is a prominent man there, being always ready to give of his time and his money to any worthy cause. As a pastime Mr. Moore indulges in hunting, and is an excellent sportsman. He is a man of wide and varied interests, and such a man could not fail to be a powerful influence in his community. His circle of friends is a very large one. [The History of Jasper County, Missouri and its People, Joel Thomas Livingston; PUBLIC DOMAIN] 111651926 Wilton Moore
74084345 Harry C Sr. 10/9/1878 butler county, KY
Father: 55067749 Nathan L. Moore October 17, 1920 Jasper Webb City 31924 and mother Sarah Louise (Manker) Moore April 16, 1923 Jasper Webb City 13113 and also 2nd wife Nancy Moore of Harry C Moore
Parents Joseph Moore and ? Hathaway Ohio
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Information shared by FAG Member Ed Msoby #48731125
Texas Death Certificate:
Name: Harry C Moore
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 59
Birth Date: 9 Oct 1877
Birth Place: Kentucky
Residence: Dallas, Texas, USA
Death Date: 14 May 1937
Death Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
Father: Nathan T Moroe
Mother: Louisa Manker
Spouse: Mae Moore


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  • Created by: Diddy & Doodle
  • Added: 28 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74084345
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Claude Moore, Sr (8 Oct 1877–14 May 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74084345, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Diddy & Doodle (contributor 47078218) .