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Sarah Josephine Lillard Moore 1888-1924


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/18/2010 at 14:44:03

Mrs. G. E. Moore
After two weeks of serious illness and intense suffering during which her death was expected momentarily, Mrs. Sarah Josephine Moore passed away on Friday evening at eight-fifteen o’clock. Peritonitis resulting from a ruptured abscess on her intestines caused her death. Mrs. Moore was just in the prime of life, being but fifty-four years of age on the 29th of April.

She was a woman of unbounded energy and ambition, and was looking forward to years of happiness and usefulness. A trip to California next winter was one of the many things for which she planned. It is because of this that her passing is especially sad. She had always taken an active part in the farming and business activities of the family and was known and esteemed in Estherville and the entire community.

Mrs. Moore came to Iowa with her husband in 1892 and settled on a farm in High Lake township where they lived until the death of Mr. Moore three years ago. Since that time she had lived in Estherville but took active supervision of the farms until they were sold. An only daughter, Mrs. M. R. McTigue, lives here, and a son, Raymond M. lives south of Estherville.

The deceased was born at Assumption, Illinois, the daughter of Perry and Nancy J. Lillard, who were also natives of that state.

Her son and daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Sam Granger of Liberal, Kans., and Mrs. Frank Shillig of Pasadena, California, and a brother, Ben Lillard of Estherville, survive her. There are also two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at ten thirty from St. Patrick’s Catholic church of which she was a member. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, May 14, 1924)

Two Pioneers Gone
Mrs. Emmet Moore and O. A. McCall Passed Away in This City Since Last Issue
After one of the strongest battles to retain life Mrs. G. Emmet Moore, who has been a resident of this county for long enough to almost be called a pioneer resident, passed away Friday, May 9th, at 9:20 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were for years one of Emmet counties leading farmers and stock raisers. After his death Mrs. Moore moved to this city to reside. She had been apparently in good health until about two weeks ago when she became suddenly ill and was taken to the Birney hospital. It was found an operation was necessary and at the time of the operation Dr. Birney found more complications than had been expected. An abscess had broken and the poison therefrom had permeated the system. The chances for recovery were not good and death was expected any time. From day to day Mrs. Moore clung to life and insisted she would get well. It seemed at times she would recover but as the time wore on her strength failed and on Friday last she passed away.

Mrs. Sarah Lilliard Moore was born April twenty-ninth, eighteen seventy. She is survived by two children, a son, Ray Moore, who now resides in this city and Mrs. M. R. McTigue, who also resides here and with whom Mrs. Moore has made her home a portion of the time since coming to this city to reside. Mrs. Moore was well known in this city and through the southern part of the county. She has always been active in fair and farm institute work. Is a woman who has made many close friends in the county and city who will greatly miss her.

The funeral services were held from the Catholic church on Monday the Rev. Conway officiating. The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 14, 1924)


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