Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Albert Newton Moores ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Albert Newton Moores
BORN: 12 May 1855 DIED: 12 Feb 1935 BURIED: 15 Feb 1935
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Manager, Capital Lumber Co.
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion County 1935) #130 - Albert N. Moores, male, married (Cora Moores), b. 12 May 1855 in Salem, Oregon, d. 12 Feb 1935 in Salem, Oregon (855 Chemeketa) at the age of 79 y's 9 m's, name of father J. H. Moores (b. Salem, Oregon), maiden name of mother Virginia Lamon (b. Virginia), interment 15 Jan IOOF, undertaker Rigdon, informant Ralph D. Moores of Portland.
MARRIAGE - "A. N. Moores, over 25 & Cora L. Dickenson, over 20 m 26 May 1885 at house of Rev. O. Dickenson by G. H. Atkinson, M. G. (Congregational) Aff: Nora Chamberlin. Wit: Rev. O. Dickenson & P. H. Raymond #3102 pg 126"; [Cora L. Dickenson, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Obed Dickenson] 

BIOGRAPHCIAL (From Hines, pg 276):
Is one of Salem's native sons, and one of her most reliable and promising young business men.  He was born in this city May 12, 1855, a son of the Hon. John H. Moore, one of Oregon's worthy pioneers, now deceased. The paternal grandfather , colonel Isaac R. Moores, was a native of Kentucky; he served in the Seminole war in Florida, in the Black Hawk war of 1831, and in the war with Mexico, in 1846.  He emigrated to Oregon in 1852, and became prominently identified with the affairs of his town and county.  He represented Lane county in the Territorial Legislature, and was a member of
the Constitutional Convention; he was the choice of his party for State Senator, in 1860, and was a candidate upon the Republican ticket.  He died in 1861.  John H. Moores married Miss Virginia Lamon, a native of Virginia, and a member of an
old family of that State.  She was reared in Illinois, and became the mother of seven children, one of whom died in infancy.  Albert N. is the youngest son.  He received his education in the public schools of Salem and in the Willamette
University, graduating at the latter institution in 1876.
After leaving school he succeeded his father in the lumber business, and is now secretary and manager of the Captial Lumbering Company, of which he is also a stockholder.  He is a man of energy and enterprise, is careful and painstaking
in the details of all transactions, and is highly regarded in commercial circles.  Mr. Moores was married May 26, 1885, to Miss Cora L. Dickenson, a native of Salem and the daughter of Rev. Obed Dickinson, whose history appear
elsewhere in this book.  Mr. and Mrs. Moores are the parents of two children, Ralph D. and Althea E.  Mr. Moores is an exempt fireman and an esteemed member of the I.O.O.F., being Past Grand of Chemeketa Lodge, No.1.

PHOTOGRAPH NOTES - Photograph, circa 1880, courtesy of the Oregon State Library. Description: "Studio portrait of several members of the Moores family of Salem, Or. This family was prominent in the first 50 years of Salem's history. This portrait includes several members of the 3rd generation of Moores in Salem. Standing, L to R, is Charles B. Moores, Bertha Moores (sister of Charles), William Fithian (Ill., connection to the Moores family unknown), Cora Dickinson Moores (wife of Albert Newton Moores, daughter of Rev. Obed Dickinson), Wylie A. Moores (cousin of Charles); Sitting, L to R, Janet Moores (relationship to others unknown), Carrie Moores (sister to Charles), Allie Moores (could be Albert Newton Moores, brother of Charles and future husband of Cora Dickinson), Althea Moores (twin to Bertha, and Professor of Modern Languages at Willamette, died of tuberculosis 1883)" 

See also: Biographical sketch of family in I. R. Moores record (Pioneer Cemetery database);
MOORES -- At the residence, 855 Chemeketa street, early Tuesday morning, Albert N. Moores, 80. Husband of Cora L. Moores, father of Ralph D. Moores of Portland, Mrs. Robert C. Kinney of Gearhart and Kenneth A. Moores of Seattle. Brother of Carolyn V. Moores of Portland. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the chapel of the W. T. Rigdon company, Rev. Kantner and Rev. Simonds will officiate. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery in charge of Chemeketa lodge of Odd Fellows. 
Oregon Statesman 15 Feb. 1935, 5:1 

The release of the spirit of A. N. Moores marked the passing of a worthy son of worthy pioneers the members of whose clan have been prominent in Salem almost back to the time the town was named Salem. Albert N. Moores breathed his last mortal breath on Tuesday morning, February 12, 1935. Thus went to his long home one of the oldest native sons of Salem, residing continuously in the capital city all his life. 
He was born here May 12, 1855. His passing was at his home, 855 Chemeketa street. His father was John H. Moores, who was a covered wagon train pioneer, coming from Illinois in 1852, and in March 1853, arrived in Salem and became one of the leading early day merchants here. He served a term as Salem postmaster, as Marion county treasurer, numerous terms as councilman, was mayor, was in 1870 sent to the state senate from Marion county; was a Willamette university trustee for a quarter of a century, and in all worthy ways was a leader in his city and state. The father of John H. Moores was Col. Isaac R. Moores, who served in the Seminole war in Florida, in the Black Hawk war of 1831 and in the war with Mexico, in 1846. Col. Moores also came to Oregon in the 1852 immigration, settled in Lane county and acquired 1700 acres of land, represented that county in the territorial legislature, and in 1857 was one of the Lane county delegates in the constitutional convention, framing Oregon's fundamental laws. 
Charles B. Moores, brother of A. N. and five years his senior, was in 1880 chief clerk of the house of the Oregon legislature. During the term of his incumbency, beginning in 1882, he was private secretary of Governor Moody, and later was engaged in many worthwhile enterprises; residing in Salem up to the last several years of his life. He was a graduate with the 1870 class of Willamette university, and he served that institution as trustee as long as his father, or longer. A. N. Moores attended the public schools of Salem; graduated from Willamette university in the class of 1876, and for many years thereafter managed the business of the Capital Lumbering company, the predecessor of the Spaulding Logging company. He served as director of the Salem [missing information] council. He was a loyal friend, a good neighbor and a citizen faithful to his [missing word]. Growing up with Salem, he knew its history as few in his time did. He was a part of its history, from its village and small town days. 
The kindly face of A. N. Moores will be missed by many who knew him long and well and also saw him as almost a Salem institution. Mrs. A. N. Moores, who survives her husband, was Cora L. Dickinson, daughter of Obed Dickinson, a pioneer of Salem from the year of his coming in 1853, and long pastor of the First Congregational church of Salem--it's first regular pastor; in later years building up a large seed business here, its customers extending all over the coast, and even beyond. Mrs. Moores also graduated from Willamette university, with the large class of 1878, containing numerous names distinguished for worthwhile accomplishments in the Pacific northwest. She was married to Mr. Moores on May 26, 1885. Ralph D. Moores of Portland and Mrs. Robert C. Kinney of Gearhart, son and daughter, were with their father in his last hours. Kenneth A. Moores, son, has his home in Seattle. There are six grandchildren. Miss Carrie Moores, a sister of A. N., lives in Portland. The funeral was yesterday at 1:30, at the Rigdon mortuary, in charge of Rev. J. R. Simonds and Rev. W. C. Kantner, the Odd Fellows officiating at the grave in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Moores filled all the chairs in Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, the first and oldest lodge of Odd Fellows in the Oregon country, and he was a member of the building committee when its new temple in Salem was erected. 
Oregon Statesman
, Bits for Breakfast by R. J. Hendricks [need full citation]. Chapman, pg. 36.
Albert N. Moores 
May 12, 1855 
Feb. 12, 1935
OSBH DC (Marion Coounty 1935) #130 
Marion Co. Oregon Marriage Records, 1884-88, Vol V, pg 12 
Chapman pg 36 
Hines, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OREGON. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. 1893, pg 276
OS "Bits for Breakfast" by R. J. Hendricks
Oregon State Library Image Collection