Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lincoln Moore, 1860-1946

Obituary from Unidentified Newspaper Clipping
  Lincoln Moore, son of James and Amy Moore, was born near Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1860; and died at his home one mile east of Jerome, Iowa, Wednesday, May 1, 1946, at the advanced age of 85 years, 5 months and 17 days.
  As an infant he came to Iowa with his parents who settled on a farm near Walnut City, and about a year and a half later the family moved to the present home on a farm east of Jerome, where Lincoln Moore spent almost his entire life--to be exact about 82 years. Obviously farming was his life-time occupation, which he pursued with signal success and perseverance.
  On Oct. 2, 1884, he was joined in holy matrimony to Mary Larimer. This devoted couple was blessed with five children: Mrs. Essie McKin now of Casper, Wyo., Harry M. of Moline, Ill., James L. who passed away July 23, 1905; Daniel E. of Des Moines, Iowa, and Byron L. of Barberton, Ohio, who was not able to attend his father's funeral.
  During his long residence in this community he became one of its most helpful and respectable citizens, serving for many years in the capacity of Treasurer of the Murphy School Board, and being quite active in other civic enterprises, particularly on the election board.
  He was preceded in death by two brothrs and four sisters.
  Surviving him, besides his children and widow are: two brothers, Jake of Fresno, California, and Knapp of Tacoma, Washington; also seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  Although he never identified himself with any religious faith, 11 days before his death, having at his own request summoned the Rev. M. R. Gonzalez to his beside, he gave evidence of having experienced a change of heart and made peace with his Lord. 
  He was very industrious and scrupulously honest. He was an avid reader, a deep thinker, who like to keep posted on current events and watched with interest the many changes that took place during his long and fruitful lifetime.
  He was a loyal, home-loving husband and father who religiously watched over the welfare of his loved ones, and even up to the last days of his life he manifested this great concern for the welfare of others.
  He was endowed with the gift of making friends, both among the old and young, and today with his bereaved widow and children, this large circle of friends join in profoundly mourning his passing.
  Funeral services were conducted at the Jerome Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. M. R. Gonzalea (sic), Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Mrs. Genevieve Mincks and Mrs. Bollman, with Mrs. Zelda Workman at the piano sang, "Have Thine Own Way," "He is the One," and "God Will Take Care of You." He was laid to rest in the Jerome cemetery.
Card of Thanks
  May we take this method of thanking our neighbors and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy in our recent bereavement. These expressions have been deeply appreciated.
Mrs. Lincoln Moore and Children
  The above obituary was transcribed from the Appanoose County Message Board on  It was posted 25 November 2004 by Leah McKin of California - a great granddaughter of Lincoln Moore. 

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