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 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 Monday afternoon, followed by interment in Bellefontaine
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 FirstMethodistChurch 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
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 Saturday.
He was a victim of a heart condition for which he was receiving
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
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