Edwin E. Moore

Death Calls Dr Moore
    The Leader is called upon this week to chronicle the death of Dr E E Moore who has been a residen ot this village since 1878
   Edwin E Moore, son of Lois Henry and Robert Moore, was born Feb 9 1855 in Jefferson Co Wisconsin. He was educated in the country school, Milton College and Northwestern University. He graduated from Chicago Medical College in 1878 and came directly to Merrillan (Jackson Co Wi) to engage in the practice of Medicine.
   In 1879 he was married to Angie E Merrill, daughter of Mr and Mrs B H Merrill of Merrillan. One duaghter Ethel Moore Bennett of Madison Wi was born to this union. In 1886 Mrs Moore passed away in California. Dr Moore returned to Merrillan and continued his practice of medicine.
   In 1887 he was married to Harriet C Wescott daughter of Mr and Mrs I O Wescott. One daughter Edith Moore Bennett of Martins Ferry, Ohio was born to this union.
   Dr Moore has been in poor health for some time, but the last two months has been confined to his home. The end came quietly Tuesday afternoon, Nov 30 at 5:15
   Mrs Harriet Moore and duaghters Ethel and Edith and five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs Hugh Norman of Lake Crystal, Minn, and one brother Arthur of Burt, Iowa., besides nephews and nieces survive him.
   Dr Moore was a member of the Methodist church and served as Sunday School supt for a number of years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and served a Worshipful Master; A charter member of the Eastern Star and served as its first Patron; a member of the Modern Woodmen and an honorary member of the Camp Fire Girls.
   Dr Moore has been connected with the history of Merrillan and this vicinity so long almost since its very beginning, that it seems unnecessary for us to remind our readers of his many fine qualities. Everybody knew him.
   The funeral was held from the church Thursday afternoon at 2:00 and was conducted by Rev. Litchfiled and Rev. Upson of Madison. The Masonic order also gave their burial service for a departed member ans was given by John Gruber of Black River Falls. The Black River Falls mixed quartet also gave two very fine selections, with Mrs Merlin Hull at the Organ. Many came in from the country and surrounding towns to pay their last respects to a friend they had know so long. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery ( Alma Twp Merrillan Jackson Co Wisconsin)
Note by Barbara Rhode: I have an original copy of this obituary collected from my great grandmothers items when she passed away March 2 1970 The obituary is from the Merrillen Leader newspaper.


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