Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Carroll L. Moores ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Carroll L. Moores
BORN: 22 Jan 1870 DIED: 6 Jan 1937 BURIED: 8 Jan 1937
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Carpenter, Painter, Janitor in Supreme Court
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1937) #18 - Carroll L. Moores, male, single, b. 22 Jan 1871 in Salem, Oregon, d. 6 Jan 1937 in Salem, Oregon (246 S. Cottage) at the age of 65 y's 11 m's 15 d's, occupation Janitor in Sate Supreme Court Bldg., name of father Isaac Moores, maiden name of mother Ellen Lemon, interment 8 Jan, undertaker Rigdon, informant Mrs. Elgin of Salem.
NOTE: Carroll Moores’ father was Col. Isaac R. Moores, Jr., speaker of the House of Representatives. His grandfather, also, Col. I. R. Moores, was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1857. Carroll Moores left $25,000 to the City of Salem to erect a statue in memory of the pioneers. After much controversy and many years, the statuary group of a pioneer family "The Guidance of Youth", carved by Avard Fairbanks was placed in an obscure part of the southern edge of Bush Park.
MOORES -- In this city on Wednesday, January 6, Carroll D. Moores, late resident of 264 S. Cottage, at the age of 66 years. Survived by brother, Ross E. Moores of Salem. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 8 at 2 p.m. under direction of the W.T. Rigdon company. Rev. W.C. Kantner will officiate, assisted by the Elks lodge, No. 336. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. 
Oregon Statesman, January 7, 1937, 5:2

Son of Isaac R. Moores and Ellen Lemon Moores, was born in Salem, Oregon, June 22, 1870, and died, January 6, 1937. His brothers who grew to manhood were Wylie, County Clerk and Ross, a printer. They all spent their lives in Salem. Carroll attended public school in Salem. For some years he followed the occupation of a carpenter and painter before his employment in March 1902 as janitor for the Supreme Court in the former State House. He continued in that capacity after the Supreme Court moved in 1914 to the present building, until 1936, when he gave up work on account of failing health. 
Carroll Moores was dependable, methodical in habit, economical and saving. His closest friend was Harry "Buck" Hutton, of the Salem Fire Department and its Chief for 31 years. Carroll was a member of the Salem Elks Lodge, a Republican, and an ardent baseball fan. He never married. His father, [grandfather] Isaac R. Moores, a pioneer of 1852, was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention of 1857, a lumberman and railroad promoter associated with the Oregon-California Railroad and the Ben Holladay group displaced in 1876 by Henry Villard. Like many others he was unsuccessful in his railroad activities. 
There is no doubt that Carroll Moores wanted the finest and most appropriate memorial his money could buy as a gift to the people of Salem. This is evidenced by his Will, which entrusted the final choice to others rather than risk his own humble judgment in the selection of an enduring monument to the early pioneers of Oregon. Arthur S. Benson, in program printed for the unveiling of the Pioneer Memorial statue.
Carroll L. 
1870 - 1937
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1937) #18 
S&H pg 24 
OS 7 Jan 1937 5:2 
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