Moore, Levi 1813 – 1898
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/15/2020 at 17:40:05
Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 17, 1898 P 1 C 4
THRICE A PIONEER.
Levi Moore, a Pioneer Settler of Northern Winnesheik, dies at his home in Nebraska.
All those who lived in Winnesheik county twenty-five years ago will remember Levi Moore, who had lived near Burr Oak for upwards of twenty years, when he pulled up his stakes and started for southern Nebraska. A copy of the Webster Co. Argus, published at Red Cloud, Neb., supplies this report of Mr. Moore’s passage to the country where there are no more changes or removals:
Last Sunday morning the people of this community learned with sincere regret of the death of Mr. Levi Moore, a pioneer of the city and county and a citizen of genuine worth. He had been in poor and failing health since early in May last, but was not confined to his bed until about a month before his death. The funeral services were held from the family home Monday morning, conducted by Rev. Edson, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Yelser. A large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to an honored citizen and followed the remains to their last resting place.
Levi Moore was born June 24, 1813, at Pocahontas, Tazewell county, Virginia, and his age at the time of his death was 85 years, 4 months and 11 days. In 1836 he moved to McHenry county, Illinois, where he was married July 10, 1842, to Prudence D. Ackerson. One daughter was born to them, who died in infancy. In 1851, with Mrs. Moore, he moved to Winnesheik county, Iowa, where they lived on a farm near Decorah until 1873 when Mr. Moore came to Red Cloud, arriving here June 1, Mrs. Moore following soon afterwards. Mr. Moore took an active part in developing the town and was always prominent in any movement for promoting its welfare, and was identified with other citizens in securing the building of the railroad into Webster county. Through his efforts the cemetery association was formed, and the present cemetery grounds secured and located. He followed farming as a vocation throughout his entire life, though he has at different periods been interested in other business enterprises. In all the relations of life he was an upright and honorable man, dealing fairly with everyone and expecting the same treatment in return. Though he suffered some severe loses during the panic of 1893, as a monument to his business energy and foresight, he died possessed of several fine farms, beside his home and other town property. As a friend and neighbor Uncle Levi Moore was held in high regard by the entire community and in his death all mourn the loss of a model citizen.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he died November 6, 1898 and is buried in Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud, NB.
Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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