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THE WESTERN STAR, 13 July 1906
Obituary of MAGGIE MOORE
DEATH COMES TO MRS. ALEX MOORE.

At 9:15 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 1906 at her home in Coldwater, Kans., the Death Angel claimed Mrs. Alex Moore, who for nearly eight weeks had suffered the pangs of sickness resulting form a stroke of paralysis of
the left side. During the last twenty-four hours or more she was unconscious most of the time and toward the end sank into a peaceful rest. Her suffering had been severe and protracted, but from her lips there had never come a murmur. With admirable patience she bore her
affliction and in her death there was the triumph of the Christian's hope, the assurance of the Christian's reward.

Maggie McDonald was born in Ross-co., Ohio, on July 25, 1853. While quite young she moved with her parents to Harden-co., Ohio, and in that county on July 12, 1874, she was married to Alex Moore. In the summer of 1885, Mr. and Mrs. Moore moved from Ohio to Comanche-co., Kans., and continued to live here with the exception of a few years spent in
Kingman-co., Kans., and in Oklahoma. Of the union seven children were born, three sons and four daughters. Two of the oldest, John, aged twenty three and Bertha, aged two, preceded their mother in death.

The surviving children are: Albert, Ethel, Pearl, Fannie and Willie, all of whom, with the husband, were present at the time of death. Mrs. D. A. Davis of Wakita, Okla., a sister of Mr. Moore, and their mother, Mrs. Lucinda Moore, were also present. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Methodist Episcopal church and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. W. T. Ward. Rev. W. L. Roberts, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, assisted. The church choir sang a few beautiful and appropriate hymns. The sermon by Rev. Ward was from the text, "Inasmuch as ye have done it the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me." His tribute to the beautiful life and the noble Christian character of the deceased were very touching.

The floral offerings were especially beautiful and numerous. A large number of friends of the deceased assembled to give expression to their high regard for their departed friend and neighbor. Interment was made
in the Coldwater cemetery.

Another home is saddened, and peculiarly so by being bereft of the mother! Hearts ache because of a sense of irreparable loss in her absence. Her wise counsel her loving ministrations, her words of cheer and of hope will be missed in the home, in the prayer meeting, in the
Sabbath school and in all the church services where, for so many years, she had worked so faithfully. In the community she will be missed by many neighbors and friends. In deeds of charity, in labors of love for others and in the complete loss of the thought of self for the welfare of others Mrs. Moore had endeared herself to all. She had lived a devoted Christian life, having united with the Methodist Protestant church in Ohio in 1872, later uniting with the Methodist Episcopal church. In every worthy cause she was an active worker. From all who knew her is heard the expression, a worthy tribute, "She was a good woman."

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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