Person:John Moore (251)

John Thomas Moore
b.9 Feb 1876 (or 1875) Frenchburg, Kentucky
d.8 JUN 1931 Middletown, Ohio
  1. John Thomas Moore1876 - 1931
  2. William Joseph Moore1878 - 1958
  3. Robert Kelly Moore1882 - 1978
  4. Marion Curtiss Moore1885 -
  5. Oliver Bascom Moore1888 - 1964
  6. James Everett Moore1889 - 1976
  7. Irvin Moore
  8. Samuel Luther Moore1891 -
m. 10 Dec 1896 (or 1875)
  1. infant Moore
  2. Molly (Mollie) Frances Moore1898 - 1978
  3. Ida Ester Moore1901 - 1965
  4. Mary Ellen Moore1904 - 1966
  5. Earl Moore1910 - 1984
  6. Pearl Lilly Moore1912 - 1932
  7. Dorothy Moore1916 - 1980
Facts and Events
Name John Thomas Moore
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][6] 9 Feb 1876 (or 1875) Frenchburg, Kentucky
Marriage 10 Dec 1896 (or 1875) ?Morgan County, Kentucky?to Martha Elizabeth Barker
Occupation[2][8] Middletown, Ohiofireman
Other[9] AFT 1905 Middletown, OhioLiving
Death[3][4][7] 8 JUN 1931 Middletown, Ohio
Physical Description[3] short, thin man with dark hair


He was described as very religious and often preached. He founded Garfield Mission with Rev BJ McKinnen, ca 1915.

Notes from Emma Holmberg stated that he was born in Morgan County, Kentucky and that the Moores were originally from North Carolina. Other information suggests that the Moores were from Virginia.

  1. Board of Health, Earl Moore birth certificate, Board of Health, Middeletown, Ohio. No. 2376. (Middletown, Ohio).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Probably Middletown Journal, John T. Moore Obituary clipping. (Probably Middletown Ohio).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Notes from Emma Holmberg.
  4. Middletown Journal, John T. Moore Funeral Notice (Middletown Journal question Middletown, Ohio).
  5.   GEDCOM file imported on 31 Dec 2000..
  6. Obit says 1875
  7. John T. Moore Obituary, June 8, 1931, Middletown Journal
    Submitted by Carolyn Lacey
    John T. Moore, 56, Dies at Home on Auburn Street, Today
    Death today took John T. Moore, 804 Auburn Street, well known citizen and
    one of the organizers of the Garfield Mission. He passed away peacefully
    about 2 a.m.
    Mr. Moore was born in Morgan County, Ky., February 9, 1875, being 56 years
    old at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Barker,
    December 19, 1896, and to that union eight children were born, one of whom
    died in infancy.
    The family removed to Middletown in 1905, Mr. Moore taking a prominent part
    in church and civic affairs since that time.
    The seven surviving children are: Mrs. Ray Duhamel, this city; Mrs. Howard
    Butler, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Samuel Houser, this city; Mrs. Wilburn Bybee,
    Kysemantown, Ky; Earl Moore, this city; Mrs. Abner Smith, this city; Dorothy
    Moore, at home. These together with the widow, Mrs. Moore will feel the loss
    keenly. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and six brothers. The brothers are
    Joseph and Everett of Kentucky; Luther, of Dayton; Curtis of Lousiana, and
    Kelly and Bascom, of this city.
    Mr. Moore was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M., and of the D. of A. He united
    with the local Methodist Protestant church under the pastorate of the Rev.
    B. F. McKinnon and was a collaborator with him and others in the formation
    of the Garfield Mission, being a trustee of the Mission for many years. His
    work in the city was that of a fireman, first for about 17 years at the
    Oglesby Paper company and recently at the Y.M.C.A.
    Mr. Moore was one of Middletown's dependable citizens and was well liked by
    all that knew him. He bore himself well during the arduous ordeal of
    suffering through which he passed. He was patient and hopeful and resigned.
    Though he desired to get well, he expressed the conviction that he was ready
    to go when the call came. For several years he was the teacher of the
    Otterbein Sunday school class at the Middletown Protestant church and as
    such greatly endeared himself to the members of the Sunday school and class.
    The church has lost a valuable member, the home a fond father, and the
    community a citizen of the character that makes for moral fabric.

    Elizabeth Dakin Obituary, January 16, 1930, Middletown Journal
    Submitted by Carolyn Lacey
  8. He worked 17 years at the Oglesby Paper company and later at the YMCA.
  9. The 1920 census gives places of birth for his children. He would have moved to Middletown after the birth of Mary Ellen in 1904 and before birth of Anna Mae in 1906.