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Dr. Gage C. Moore 1906-1949

MOORE, JOHNSON, BLAKE

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/5/2016 at 23:23:21

Dr. Gage Moore, Ex-Estherville Resident, Dies
Dr. Gage C. Moore, 42, of Ottumwa, former Estherville resident and bother of Mrs. Leon Blake, died in Ottumwa Sunday [July 17, 1949] evening. He had just returned home from a hospital where he delivered a baby when he was stricken. He had not been ill at any time previous to his death.

Dr. Moore came with his parents to Estherville from Rock Island while very young and received his education in the local schools where he was prominent in athletics. He left here for Iowa City in 1924 and took his medical training at the University medical school there. He served three years in World War Two, was married and had two daughters. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Services will be held 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ottumwa with burial in Ottumwa. Mr. and Mrs. Blake and family plan to attend the services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 19, 1949)

Funeral Service for Dr. Gage Moore in Ottumwa Today
Funeral service for Dr. Gage C. Moore, 43, prominent Ottumwa physician and surgeon who died of a heart attack Sunday afternoon was held at 2 p.m. today in the Wesley Methodist church with members of the Wapello County Medical Society serving as honorary pallbearers.

Burial was in the Ottumwa cemetery.

Dr. Moore’s wife was the former Louise Johnson of Keokuk whom he married when they were attending the University of Iowa on March 26, 1932. Her father, Fielding Johnson, retired Keokuk mail carrier, has been making his home with them for the last three years.

Dr. Moore established his practice in Ottumwa in 1936 as the first Negro doctor to locate in that community. He served as family physician to hundreds and served as chief of staff at both the Ottumwa and St. Joseph hospitals for a term.

Born in Rock Island, Ill., April 23, 1906, he spent his boyhood in Estherville where he was an outstanding athlete. He worked as a railroader to complete his medical education at the University of Iowa, graduating with a M.D. degree in 1934 and taking his internship at St. Louis City Hospital.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Mary Louise, 14, and Jo Anne, 11; three brothers and two sisters.

He served in the army medical corps for three and a half years in France, Belgium, England and Germany. (Keokuk Gate City and Constitution-Democrat, Keokuk, IA, July 20, 1949)


 

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