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