John A. Moore





John A. and Sarah Moore celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1954
John A. and Sarah Moore celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1954

Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(September 3, 1878 - December 14, 1955)


Lusk Free Lance
December 22, 1955


Military Services Are Conducted at Lusk Cemetery for the Late John A. Moore Following Services Held Sunday

Military Rites were accorded the late John A. Moore, Spanish American War and World War I veteran, following funeral services held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Peet Chapel with Rev. Otha B. Holcomb pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Mrs. Ab DeCastro accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Judson P. Watson, sang "Rock of Ages" and "Beyond the Sunset." Interment was made in the Lusk Cemetery with the remains being borne to their final resting place by George Gibson, Fred Kettler, Leonard Ong, Charles Lee, Reuben Johnson and Earl Maxwell.

The military services were conducted by members of Wieten Dupes Post No. 4 American Legion and members of the National Guard Unit, the latter furnishing the firing squad. Commander Warren Schroefel and Chuck Vaughn folded the American flag which was presented by the latter to Mrs. Moore.

John A. Moore, son of Charles and Sarah V. Moore was born in Salina, Kansas, September 3rd, 1878, and passed away at the Veterans Hospital at Hot Springs, South Dakota Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 11 days. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American and World War I.

On November 8th, 1904, he was united in marriage to Sarah V. Dodd and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive.

In December, 1919, the couple moved to Wyoming from Iowa, where he had been a carpenter for many years, and filed on a homestead six miles south of Lance Creek.

He was engaged in the ranching business until 1949, when he retired and moved to Lusk where Mr. and Mrs. Moore made their home. On June 17th, 1954, they again moved to Lance Creek where they were residing at the time of his death.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Sarah, one daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Wilkison; three sons, Lee and John Jr. all of Lance Creek and Raymond Moore of Linch , Wyo.; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one brother, Arthur, of Lake City, Florida and one sister, Mrs. C. B. Houts of San Diego, Calif. and many nieces and nephews.


Thon Book No.7
John A. Moore, Resident of County 36 Years, Dies in Hot Springs, S.D.; Military Rites Will Be Held Sunday


Death claimed John A. Moore, 76, long-time resident of Niobrara county, who for the past number of years had been making his home at Lance Creek, early Wednesday evening in the Battle Mountain Sanitarium where he had been hospitalized for the past week. Mr. Moore had been in poor health for a long period of years, and has been hospitalized on numerous occasions due to a gradual decline in his health.

Military rites will be accorded the deceased by Wieten-Dupes Post No. 4, American Legion and the local National Guard Unit, following services that will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, December 18th, from the chapel of the Peet Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Lusk Cemetery. Rev. Otha Holcomb, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lusk, will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, and four children, Mrs. Annabelle Wilkison, Lee Moore, John Moore Jr. and Raymond Moore all of Lance Creek.


The Lusk Herald
December 22, 1955
John Moore Dies Dec. 14; Funeral Services Held Sun.


Death claimed John A. Moore, 77, long time resident of Niobrara County Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the Battle Mountain Sanitarium after a lingering illness. Moore had been in failing health for the past several years.

Services were conducted Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Peet Mortuary with Rev. Otha B. Holcomb, pastor of the first Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery with the American Legion conducting final military rites. The firing squad was furnished by the local national Guard Unit.

Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Mrs. A. F. DeCastro sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “Rock of Ages” with Mrs. Judson P. Watson, organist.

Casket bearers were George Gibson, Fred Kettler, Leonard Ong, Charles Lee, Sr., Rueben Johnson and Earl Maxwell.

John A. Moore, son of Charles and Sarah V. Moore, was born in Salina, Kansas September 3, 1878 and passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Hot Springs, South Dakota December 14, 1955 at the age of 77. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War and World War I.

On Nov. 8, 1904 he was married to Sarah v. Dodd and to this union four children were born.

He moved from Iowa in 1919 where he had been a carpenter for many years and filed on a homestead six miles south of Lance Creek. He was engaged in ranching until 1949, when he retired and moved to Lusk where he made his home. On June 17, 1954 he again moved to Lance Creek and lived there until his death.

He leaves to mourn his wife Sarah, one daughter Annabelle Wilkinson, three sons Lee and John, Jr. all of Lance Creek and Raymond Moore of Linch, Wyo. Twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One brother Arthur of Lake City, Florida, and one sister Mrs. C. B. Houts of San Diego, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, five sisters and two grandchildren.








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