Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sarah Louisiana McCann Moore, 1855-1937

An Unidentified Obituary Article
  Sarah Louisiana Moore, oldest daughter of John and Abigail McCann, was born near Moravia, Iowa, July 16, 1855 and passed away at her home in Miltonvale, Kansas, Feb. 12, 1937, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 25 days.
  She grew to womanhood near Moravia, Iowa and on Sept. 18, 1875 was married to Elijah Moore of Jerome, Iowa, where they lived the first three years.
 They, having a desire to acquire a home, emigrated west settling in Cloud County, Kansas, 10 miles west of Miltonvale, Mr. Moore coming in the spring of 1878 and Mrs. Moore and two small children the following November to share the humble little home prepared for them by the husband and father. It was there they lived and toiled together, rearing a family of nine children, seven of whom survive her, Mrs. Esther A. Fuller of Ames, Kansas, Mrs. Mina B. Roll of Glasco, Kansas, Mrs. Minnie M. Briggs and Mrs. Mary E. Farrington of Miltonvale, Kansas, John and Roy of Elkhart, Kansas and Jesse D. of Baker, Oregon, all of whom were with her at the end except Jesse D. who was unable to be present. Two children and her husband preceded her in death, Mr. Moore passing away June 5, 1934, Mattie Jane Criddlebaugh June 21, 1935 and Martin E. July 22, 1936.
  Soon after coming to Kansas, Mrs. Moore was converted and became a member of the Meredith Christian Church. In the spring of 1916 they moved to Miltonvale, Kansas, where they transferred their membership to the Wesleyan Methodist church remaining a faithful member til her death. She found comfort and consolation in reading her Bible and often spoke of going home to join her loved ones there.
  She leaves to mourn her passing seven children, 34 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Ella Foster of Centerville, Iowa, besides many other relatives and friends. 
  After the death of her husband she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Fuller, at Ames, until last October when she returned to her old home in Miltonvale, where she tenderly cared for her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Farrington.
  Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel with Rev. Earl Corry in charge, assisted by Rev. Henry Williams and Rev. Archie Harris. Singing by the male quartet. Pallbearers were six grandsons and flower girls were four granddaughters. The body was laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery beside her husband.
No one knows the silent heartaches;
Only those who've lost can tell
Of the grief that borne in silence
For the mother loved so well
But I feel that thou, dear mother,
Art more happier by far
In the home prepared by Jesus
Where your troubles are all o'er.

You are gone but not forgotten;
Never will your memory fade
Kindest thoughts shall ever linger
Round the grave where you are laid.

Mother, just how much I miss you
I would never tell
But I feel you are at rest
With Jesus who makes all things well.

Now I hope that I will meet you
When I leave this world of care
I know it would be the answer
To your many, many prayers.
Card of Thanks
  We desire to express our appreciation to those who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and after the death of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Moore. We assure you your kindness will ever be a sweet memory to us.
  --The Children and Grandchildren

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