THOMAS MOORE                           GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, December 11, 1889, Pg. 3:



            Comrade Thomas Moore, of Parker township, died Dec. 4th, and was buried on Thursday with military honors by McPherson Post, G. A. R., and the Sons of Veterans.  He volunteered and served until the close of the war, in Co. A, 114th Illinois Infantry, and was mustered into McPherson Post, Oct. 4th, 1889.  He gave the best years of his life to his country, and left its service in apparently good health, but as age crept on his health broke, and for years he has been unable to labor, and became so reduced that his family had to be supported by the county.  He tried for a pension, but it was difficult to prove that he contracted the disease in the service, and but until a few months ago did he find comrades who could testify in his behalf.  The pension came almost too late and he was only permitted to enjoy the benefit of one payment.  His case finds many parallels, and we hope that action may be taken to relieve all who wore the Union blue, from becoming common paupers.

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