Death Claims Lee J. Moore Friday Night

Resident of Astoria For Many Years; Filled Public Offices

Lee J. Moore, who was found helpless and speechless in his home in Astoria on Tuesday morning of last week, following a stroke of paralysis, died at 7:30 o’clock Friday night.

An obituary handed us for publication follows:

Levi Joab, son of John and Maria (Chipman) Moore, was born at Flatwoods, Schuyler County, Ill., Jan. 4, 1862, and died at his home in Astoria Jan. 5, 1934, after an illness of long duration, aged 72 years and one day.

Coming to Astoria when a small child, he spent practically the remainder of his life here.

On March 4, 1888 he was married to Ida Linley. Six children were born to this union: Mrs. Pauline Peterman of Springfield; Claire of Astoria; Ralph of Estelline, Texas; Dean, who with his mother, live in Denver, Colo., and two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Jenkins and Mrs. Helen Hillman, preceded him in death. He is also survived by three brothers, Oscar of Moline; Arthur of Peoria; Charles of Houston, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Lila Bell of Canton, Ill., and Mrs. Oscar Maxwell of Astoria. He was one of a family of thirteen children.

In early life he worked at telegraphy and later took as his life’s work, painting and decorating. He was respected by his family and friends as a hard and conscientious worker, honest in his dealings.

He was a member of the Astoria Methodist church. Active in public affairs, Mr. Moore served several years as alderman and on the board of education. His services were conscientious, and he retained the respect and esteem of his acquaintances.

Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren church in Astoria Monday afternoon. Rev. B. Lee Towsley in charge, assisted by Rev. C. F. Nagle of the Methodist church. Burial in Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 1/10/1934


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