Mrs. John H. Moores Dead.
Died at the home of her daughter, in Portland, Or., June 9, 1897, at 8:30 a.m., Virginia L. Lamon, relict of the late Hon. John H. Moores, aged 72.
The deceased has been making her home since five years at Portland with her daughters, Misses Bertha and Carry Moores. She was born at Bunker Hill, Berkely county, Vas., July 24, 1825, was married at Danville, Ill., from where she removed with her husband in 1853 to Salem.
Her other children are Hon. C. B. Moores and C. N. Moores, of this city, and the late Mrs. Gertrude E. Miller, who leaves one grandchild, Guy D. Miller of this city In her last illness she had been attended by her sons and daughters, Mrs. And Mrs. A. N. Moores of this city. Mr. C. B. Moores has just recovered from a severe illness and was not able to go to Portland. In her final illness Mrs. Moores was unconscious and passed away into the world beyond this without pain and suffering. Her old age was hale and hearty, she being very active until recently, then she succumbed to a complication of heart and lung troubles. Mrs. Moores was one of the faithful pillars of the Methodist church and believed in giving her children the benefits of the most liberal Christian culture. For many years she was president of the State Orphans Aid Society, always taking her part in carrying on the burdens of social and charitable work.
The remains will be brought to Salem on the overland train this evening. The casket will be take to the A. N. Moores residence on Liberty street, where the remains can be seen by friends from 9-12 a.m.
The funeral services will be conducted at the First M. E. church of this city, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Locke, of the Taylor street church, of Portland. Burial at Rural cemetery.
Daily Capital Journal 9 Jun 1897, pg 4
A PIONEER LADY’S DEATH.
Mrs. J. H. Moores Passed Away, Funeral This Afternoon.
Yesterday morning relatives in this city received the sad intelligence that Mrs. John H. Moores, for many years an honored and highly respected resident of this city, had passed away at the home of her daughters, Misses Carrie and Bertha Moores, in Portland. Mrs. Moores, whose maiden name was Virginia Lafayette Lamon, was born on July 24, 1825, in Bunker Hill, Berkeley county, Virginia, [now West Virginia], and removed to Danville, Illinois, where she was married on May 14, 1847, to John H. Moores.
In 1852 she, with her husband, came to Oregon, spending the first winter in Portland, and coming to Salem in March, 1853. Here the family located, the husband engaging in business. Her husband died in this city in 1880, and Mrs. Moores continued to reside here until 1893, when she removed to Portland, making her home with her daughters, Misses Carrie and Bertha Moores. Her children, Hon. Charles B. Moores, and A. N. Moores of this city, the Misses Carrie and Bertha Moores of Portland, her orphaned grandson, Guy C. Miller of this city, and her two brothers, Judge R. B. Lamon, of Washington, D. C., and Dr. Charles E. Lamon, of Fairmount, Indiana, besides a large circle of other relatives and a host of friends, are left to mourn her demise.
Mrs. Moores was a very strong and active woman for her age, and not until last November did she begin to show any sign of losing her strength. At that time she was taken ill, but she later rallied and until a short time ago took occasional drives, but her race was nearly run, and when about ten days ago she took to her bed, she declined rapidly, passing across the valley of the shadow of death at 8 o’clock yesterday morning, surrounded by all of her children except Hon. C. B. Moores, who, on account of his own illness, had been unable to go to her bedside. The immediate cause of her death was senile pneumonia, coupled with an affection of the heart. The deceased was a faithful and consistent member of the M.E. church, and was for many years treasurer and later president of the Oregon Children’s Aid Society, to which she devoted much time and energy. She was a very popular and highly esteemed woman, and will be mourned by numerous friends who have known and learned to love her for her many good qualities, in the nearly half a century of her life in Oregon. The remains were brought to Salem on last night’s overland train, and were removed to the residence of A.N. Moores at the corner of Liberty and Marion streets, where they can be viewed by friends from 9 o’clock a.m. to 12 noon today. The funeral will be conducted at the First M. E. church at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. D. Charles E. Locke, pastor of the Taylor street M.E. church, Portland. Interment will be had in the family plot in Rural cemetery, by the side of her deceased husband.
Oregon Statesman 10 Jun 1897 4:2