MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 418
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
GEORGE MOORE FOUND DEAD
Feb. 10, 1895 (hand written)
From Saturday’s Daily.
Mr. Fuhlman, who resides on the other side of the river, on reaching covering the body of a dead man lying in the bottom land along side the toll road about 100 yards beyond the toll house. Marshal Eichoff Commissioner Callahan, Harry Putnam and a Journal reporter at one repaired to the spot with a wagonet, and identified the body to be that of George Moore, son the late H.W. Moore of this city. He had not been seen since about nine o’clock last evening and it is thought that while temporarily demented left his home and wandered away. He had scattered about him all his clothing except underclothing, shoes and gloves. The location indicated that he had tramped about until he became fatigued, laid down and was frozen to death. His remains were brought to the city and taken care of by undertaker Wittich.
Deceased was the younger son the late H.W. Moore, and from infancy had been deprived of sight. He was born Jan. 27, 1859, and Muscatine has always been his home. He was possessed of a bright mind, was well informed, and thoroughly posted on ell topics, social, political and otherwise.
It was, indeed, a sad evening for such an interesting young man, and his relatives have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
The funeral took place Monday at 2 p.m., from Tinity Epsicopal church.
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