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John Wilkes Moore

In 1870 Davenport, Iowa, John Moore is 30, borni nPennsylvania, a printer. Elizabeth is 27, Anna 6, Hart 4, and James 2.

In 1880 Nuckolls County, Nebraska, J. Wilkes Moore is an editor, 40, born in Pennsylvania, with Elizabeth 38 Pennsylvania. Anna M. is 17, Iowa, Henson H. 14 Iowa an apprentice prenter, James W. 11 Iowa, William D. 8 Iowa, and John R 6 and Jennie W. 4 born in Pennsylvania.

The Southwestern Chronicle was issued Wednesdays at Nelson, Nuckolls County, established 1879, with J.W. Moore and Theodore J. Moelle, Editors, four pages.

In 1885 Phelps County, Nebraska, John is a printer, 46, Elizabeth 41, Anna M. 21 a dress maker, Hanson 18 a printer, James W. 17, William D. 14, John R. 12, and Jennie M. 9.

He spoke at the 1885 Memorial Day program at Industry, Phelps County
The Memorial day program previously announced in the Republican was carried out fully. In the morning at the bugle call to fall in, the people commenced to gather at the courthouse in crowds and at 10 o'clock a.m. the procession, fully one half mile long paraded through the main streets and then marched out to the cemetery at Industry, distance of 4 miles. Arriving at the grounds the members of Glover Post No. 111, dismounted, formed in line and after the floral committee, Mrs. Cone and Groham had distributed bouquets among the veterans, they marched to the graves led by the Brigade band where the impressive services of the grand army were conducted by Commander Cone and his staff, Mr. J. R. Patrick was then introduced and in glowing terms and eloquent language held the attention of the audience for half an hour. He was then followed by J. Wilkes Moore who outlined the establishment of the custom of honoring the nation's dead. The military salute of three rounds was then fired over the graves and the procession reformed and returned to the city.

In 1892 Denver, J. Wilkes Moore is a printer, working for W.C. Calhoun.

John Wilks Moore was a member of the Yuma G.A.R. Post in 1895.
He's also in the 1895 Denver directory, working as a printer for H.H. Moore, living at 1119 6th, Highlands.
Hanson H. Moore, printer at 625 Highland Avenue, also lives at 1119 6th, Highlands.

He was working as a printer in Yuma, according to the Pioneer of March 1902.

In 1901 Denver, J. Wilkes Moore is a reporter, rooming at 6, 2247 Larimer.
Hanson H. Moore is manager of Moore Printing Company at 1442 Market.

He's buried in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, born 1840 at Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, dying in Denver 1903 at the home of his son.
His tombstone reads "Lieut J.W. Moore, Co. G., 20 Iowa Infantry."
"He was a soldier in the war of the rebellion having enlisted August 15, 1862, in Co. G 20th Iowa. He enlisted as a private, was afterwards promoted to corporal and later to second lieutenant. He was discharged July, 1865. "
He's buried in Nelson, Nebraska, # 20148487


In 1920 Elizabeth might be the one in Denver - 76 born in Pennsylvania, with daughter Jennie M. Knapp, 42, born in Pennsylvania. Laurence C. Knapp 37 Kansas is a railroad car inspector.

Elizabeth is still with the Knapps in 1930 Denver, age 86.


Hanson Hart Moore was born August 15, 1866 at Davenport, Iowa to John W. and Kitty E. Moore.

In 1900 Denver, Henry Moore is a printer, born August 1866, with Lula April 1870, both Iowa. Pearl Feb 1892, Ruth Nov 1893, were born in Colorado. Brother William April 1869 Iowa is also a printer.
He's manager of the Moore Printing and Publishing Co, living at 3412 Larimer.

October 3, 1901 Colorado Springs "Deputy Sheriff Skinner returned today from Denver with Homer Hogoboom, a printer who was employed in the printing office of Hanson Moore, where the counterfeit C. F. & I. pay checks are alleged to have been printed. Moore was brought down Saturday night and is now in jail."

Henson is in Denver in 1910, still a printer, with Lulu a "demonstrator", Pearl and Ruth.

Pearl might be the one married to Del A. Delzell in 1940 Denver. Del works in the railroad freight depot.

Ruth Moore married Burr Dewell in 1923 Denver, and Ruth Moore Dewell divorced John Burr Dewell in 1935 in Denver.
But this is the daughter of Samuel - NOT THE YUMA RUTH MOORE - "March 7, 1943 Beatrice Nebraska - Word was received in Beatrice yesterday of the sudden death .of Samuel Moore, formerly of this city, which occurred Friday night at his home in Denver from a heart attack. He was a son of the late Judge and Mrs. J. T. Moore, pioneers of Beatrice, and grew to manhood in this city, attending Beatrice high school, and later was a student at Wesleyan university. Mr. Moore had resided in Denver for 30 years, and he was always engaged in the produce and creamery business. Years ago before he located in Denver he was in the employ of the Beatrice Creamery company. Mr. Moore had many friends in Beatrice who will regret to learn of his passing. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and four children - Miss Virginia Moore of Los Angelea; Mrs. Ruth Moore, Dewell, Denver; Mrs. R. W. Welch of Oakland, Calif.; Lt, James H. Moore of Mitchell Field, Long Island. There are also two grandchildren, and three sisters, Miss Jessie Moore and Mrs. Maxwell Hutchison, Beatrice, and Miss Lois G. Moore, Washington, D, C. A foster son, Philip Moore, Burbank, Calif., also survives. Funeral services and interment will be in Fairmont cemetery, Denver."

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