Josiah B. “Joe” Moore

Josiah B. “Joe” Moore

Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Jun 1912 (aged 43)
Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Burial Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 9484379 View Source
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Joseph Moore, a leading Villisca business man, his wife and four children and two visitors were found murdered in their beds today at the Moore home.

The Stillinger sisters, Ina May, and Lena Gertrude were daughters of a wealthy farmer living a few miles from Villisca had been in attendance at a church entertainment here last night.

No robbery was committed and the motive for the crime is unknown. Horses neighing in the barn at the Moore home caused a woman neighbor to notice that no member of the family appeared to be up and about the house. She investigated, and after failing to effect an entrance to the front door, called her husband who also failed. The city marshal then was summoned and the doors forced.

Moore was the manager of an implement concern and a leader in business and social circles.
--Villisca Review--June 10, 1912---

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  • Maintained by: Sue P
  • Originally Created by: Tom B
  • Added: 20 Sep 2004
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah B. “Joe” Moore (29 Dec 1868–10 Jun 1912), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9484379, citing Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sue P (contributor 47011075) .