The Caddo Herald
May 12, 1939
J. A. Moore is Dead- Funeral is Tuesday
J. A. Moore Died Sunday at Durant
James A. Moore died in a Durant hospital Sunday night after an illness of some two years, though he had been able to be about some until two weeks ago when he took a serious turn.
The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church in Caddo at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. E. Hotchkin. Pall bearers were: Lake Brewer, Henry Bass, Henry Edwards, Eric Holm, Chas. Bilbo, and W. W. Boone.
J. A. Moore was 65 years of age, born at Bonham, Texas, in 1874, he was reared and educated in Fannin County and moved to Caddo in 1907. He was first a cotton ginner, then he entered the hardware business being head of the Smith, Moore, Williams Company, and continued with the firm until his death, except for four years when he was county treasurer.
Jim Moore was appointed county treasurer in November 1921 and was elected in 1924 for two years.
J. A. Moore was a friendly man; therefore he had many friends; he assisted many people n his time to get on their feet; he had a cheerful word even in his last days for every person he met.
Jim Moore was a good citizen; he took active part in civic affairs, had been a member of the town council and the school board. He aided all worthy enterprises of the town and community. Many are the ones who he befriended, who now grieve at his departure.
Surviving are his wife and three children: Edith, a member of the Durant high school faculty; Mrs. Marvin Power of Ponca City, and a son, Sam Moore of Caddo.
A friend to man is gone.