I’m not sure of this man’s relationship to anyone in the community since the editor does not mention local relatives. Perhaps he included it in the paper because many county residents attended the university. Whatever, the reason, I thought the information might be needed by someone.
The Caddo Herald
September 25, 1925
University Man Hanged
The body of Thomas Brent Moore, professor of economics in the University of Oklahoma, was found Monday morning hanging to a bridge near Lexington, Oklahoma. Indications are to the effect that the professor hanged himself, but investigations are being made under the theory of a possible murder.
Professor Moore was a new professor in the university, having come to the institution recently from his home in South Carolina.
The Kentucky Kernel
September 25, 1925
GRADUATE ENDS LIFE BY HANGING
Dr. Thomas Brent Moore, formerly of Lexingon and a Student at University of Kentucky, Dies in Oklahoma. Left Here in 1901.
The body of a man found hanging by a wire from a bridge near Norman, Okla., early Monday morning, September 21, was identified as that of Thomas Brent Moore, associate professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. The identification was made by Dr. A. B. Adams, a member of the University of Oklahoma faculty. Doctor Moore, who was 48 years old, went to Norman, the seat of the University of Oklahoma, last Monday from his home in Sumpter, S. C. He was unmarried. Doctor Moore was the son of the late Charles C. Moore, of Lexington, who became famous as the editor of The Blue Grass Blade, a paper published here for a number of years. Thomas Brent Moore was reared here and lived with his father on the Russ Cave pike until 1901 when he was graduated from the University of Kentucky. He received an A. B. degree from the university here and then went to Columbia University in New York, where he received his doctor's degree. He is remembered by the instructors of the University of Kentucky as an exceptionally bright student. He is well remembered here where he has a number of distant relatives and many friends. Leland Moore, brother of the dead man, arrived here from Sumpter, S. C, Monday night to be with his mother who was awaiting the arrival of the body from Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the grave in the Lexington cemetery Thursday, according to Mr. Charles Stevenson, of Lexington, whom Mrs., Moore visited.