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August 18, 1956

Fred T. Moore, 66, prominent in both city and rural activities, died suddenly this morning at his home on Blackford road northeast of Mt. Vernon.


His lifeless body was discovered at 8:30 o'clock on the porch of his home by Mrs. Herman Walter and her daughter, who had called there.  Apparently he had been sitting in a swing on the porch.


Funeral services are to be held at the Short Funeral Home chapel at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, followed by interment in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Foster Tolliver, New Harmony; a sister, Mrs. Olivia Stephens, Mt. Vernon; his mother, Mrs Ida Moore, Macey's Nursing Home, Evansville, and one grandchild.


Mr. Moore had been active in affairs of Posey County Farm Bureau and also in every phase of farming.


He was a member of First Methodist Church and had served on the Official Board of the church.  He also was prominent in the activity of Mt. Vernon lodge of Elks.


A prominent Democrat, he was a member of the Black township Advisory Board for many years.


Pallbearers at this afternoon's service were George Norton and Norman Walling, R. Glenn Knight, Neuman Williams and Andrew Axton.


Exertion resulting from cutting the lawn at his farm home where he had resided alone since his wife's death was believed to have produced the fatal heart attack.


Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Foster Tolliver, New Harmony; the 89-year old mother, Mrs. Ida M. Givens Moore, a resident of Maxey's Nursing Home in Evansville; a sister, Mrs. Olivia Stephens, Mt. Vernon, and a grandson, Robert Allen Tolliver.


The father of the deceased was Angelo Moore, a very successful Black township farmer.  Both parents were natives of Posey county and representatives of pioneer local families.



Aug 20, 1956

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Fred T. Moore, 66, agricultural and civic leader who was found dead on the porch of his home northeast of Mt. Vernon about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.


He was a victim of a heart condition for which he was receiving medical treatment.


Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes minister of First Methodist Church, of the Official Board of which the deceased was a member, conducted the funeral service at 3 o'clock this afternoon  in Short Niehaus Funeral Home.  Burial was in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Mt. Vernon lodge of Elks, the food committee of which Mr. Moore had capably headed for many years conducted a memorial service in the funeral home chapel Sunday morning.


Mr. Moore's unexpected death which followed by a little more than a year that of his wife, nee Katherine Walter; cast a pall of sorrow over the Mt. Vernon community.  His activities had ranged into many civic, agricultural, church, political and fraternal fields and his life long role as a useful citizen of the community had left an indelible impression.


He was one of the original core of Posey county farmers who organized the Farm Bureau and he was active in that organization until his death.  He was a director for many years and at one time chairman of the board of Posey County Farm Bureau Co-op.  Under the original A.A.A. and late under the present Agricultural  Conservation & Stabilization Administration, he was county committee chairman and held that office in the A.C.S. when he resigned as a county committee member in 1952.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers