Tuesday evening J. L. Moore who has been ill at his home for the past ten days with pneumonia succumbed to the ravages of the disease. Mr. Moore had not been thought to be seriously ill until a short time before his death, but that last day or two his condition was critical and the end came rapidly.
Mr. Moore was one of the leading and substantial farmers and ranchers of this community. He had but recently sold his ranch west of town and only last fall moved into his home in Protection to educate his children. His wife died three years ago. He leaves a family of four daughters.
Mr. Moore was a man of quiet and unpretentious demeanor but of staunch worth and sterling qualities. Everyone who knew Johnnie Moore was proud to call him friend. As a neighbor he had the respect and regard of every one. John Moore was a successful man in the true sense of the word.
The writer knew John Moore for the last twenty-five years and he never failed to fill in all respects the qualifications of a man. His loss is not only to the relatives but to the community at large.
The funeral was held, Wednesday afternoon, at the home in Protection and interment was made in the local cemetery.
The Protection Post, March 29, 1917.
John Lloyd Moore was born in McLean County, Illinois, on the 20th day of August, 1873, near Bloomington, and died at his home in Protection on the 20th day of March, 1917, being at the time 43 years and 7 months of age.
John Moore came to Kansas in 1878 at the age of five with his parents settling in Sumner county near Wellington where he grew to manhood, coming to Comanche county in 1892 and making his home in Comanche county ever since. He took part in the early hardships of Western Kansas, bore them uncomplainingly, kept everlastingly at it and taking the good with the bad and at the time of his death he was the possessor of a fair amount of chattels and lands that he had acquired by his unremitting and constant effort. During the time that he resided in Comanche and Clark counties he had given his entire attention to stock raising in which he was more than ordinarily successful.
He had but lately disposed of his ranch, intending to retire to Protection and provide for the future and for the education of his four daughters.
Mr. Moore was married April 5, 1899, at Protection to Miss Jessie Dale, daughter of W. L. Dale and wife. To this union was born five children, one, Lloyd, dying in infancy. Mrs. Moore died in April, 1914. The loss of his faithful wife and companion was a shock from which he never recovered. His continued grief for her was patent to his closest friends.
John Moore was a man who was quiet and unassuming in demeanor, quick, accurate and positive in his judgment and with unerring business acumen. A man of but few words but a true and lasting depth of character. A friend in the face of the world's difficulties and once he had given of his friendship it was never withdrawn for any light or trivial reasons. A good neighbor who would night or day go out of his road to succor one in distress and help those who were deserving and in need of assistance.
He leaves to mourn his loss four brothers, E. O. of Wellington, Kansas, A. H. of Columbus, Ohio, C. S. of Protection, and W. T. of Lexington, and four daughters, Misses Nellie, Esther, Hazel and Carrol and hosts of other relatives and friends.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. P. L. Mawdsley, of the local Methodist church, was held at the home Wednesday, March 21, and interment was made in the local cemetery.
Obituary: Jessie (Dale) Moore, The Protection Post, April 2, 1914.
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