PETER S. MOORE                            GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Independence Daily Reporter, Thursday, December 12, 1918, Pg. 1:



Prominent Leader in G. A. R. Circles Called Very Suddenly


Helped Build Present Court House and Jail

Prominent Leader in M. E. Church


            Death came suddenly shortly after 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon to Peter S. Moore, who for many years has been one of the leading citizens of Independence.  Mr. Moore was a victim of acute indigestion, following only an hour or more of illness.  He was 80 years old, although he was extremely active for a man of that age.

Served in Many Battles

            Brave and daring through three years of the Civil war, Mr. Moore ever afterward carried the same virtues of the battlefield through his civilian life.  He enlisted in the Fortieth Indiana Infantry and fought in several battles, including that of Chickamaugna and Lookout Mountain.  He afterward came west from Indiana and located in Drum Creek township and was very active there.  He served the county two terms as county commissioner, being a member of the board which erected the present count house and jail in 1886.  He later moved to the city, following the death of two sons and had lived in town since.  He leaves two sons, George Moore, a well known oil man of Tulsa, and Chas. W. Moore of Independence.  Mrs. Moore died in 1914.

A Very Religious Man

            Mr. Moore was a fine citizen in every way.  He was very active in the affairs of the Methodist church and was a very religious man.  He gave liberally to all good causes and was very active in the affairs of McPherson post of the G. A. R.  He was several times post commander.

            Mr. Moore was a good writer and was a liberal contributor to the news columns of the local papers.  He used a typewriter very adeptly and wrote what the newspapers called “good copy.”  He was well educated.

Funeral Tomorrow

            The funeral services in charge of Dr. T. E. Chandler of the First Methodist church, will be held from the home at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon if the weather is good.  Otherwise the services will be held the following day.  Burial will be in Harmony cemetery, east of the city.


Independence Daily Reporter, Thursday, December 12, 1918, Pg. 2:




            Attention, members of McPherson Post, No. 4, G. A. R.  Each of you are requested to meet at the Post hall at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 13, 1918, to attend and pay our last sad respects to the funeral of our comrade, P. S. Moore, at 400 South First street, Comrade Peter S. Moore has answered the last Roll Call.

            If possible, would like about four extra autos to be at the hall at the above time and convey our feeble comrades to the residence and return.  Yours in F. C. and L.---J. W. Bateman, Post Commander.

  Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.