Robert Moore was born in Tyrone county, Ireland, March 13, 1833. September 12, 1854, he was married to Christiana Moore who died August 29, 1899. He came to the United States in December, 1854, locating first in Ohio. In 1868 he came to Leavenworth, Kansas and in 1872 he removed to Elk county where he resided until his death, which occurred February 21, 1910 at six o'clock a.m.
Before he left his native land he made a profession of faith and united with the Presbyterian church, uniting with the same denomination in Ohio. A few years after coming here he helped to organize and build the United Presbyterian church the first church in Howard, in which he held membership as long as it existed.
About eight years ago he became afflicted with the dreaded disease, cancer. His suffering was intense most of the time, but he seldom complained and never made any unnecessary trouble, patiently trusting and waiting for the summons to come.
He was the father of seven children, three of whom died in childhood. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. T. M. Carter and Mrs. W. P. Heisler, two sons, Robert and John and a daughter-in-law who lived with and cared for him in his sufferings, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grand child, 2 brothers and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his death.
The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Deggendorf, and the remains were interred in Grace Lawn cemetery [Grace Lawn Cemetery Howard Elk County, Kansas]