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John A. Moore, wife Margaret Jane Lounsbury, pictured here are sons Glen and Orlo Harry.

This a less formal picture of them and all three sons.
Glen had no children. Garnet had one daughter Linda who has no children. Orlo had 3 children and this line is the only one which continues past the next generation.

John A. Moore

Died: Feb. 1952 Wardsville, Ontario, Canada
Buried:  Rodney Cemetery, west side
Married Margaret Jane "Maggie" Lounsbury/Lounsberry
A.  Glen Loral Moore (1897) married March 8, 1922 Ada Blanche
	Jamieson of Auborough twp. (Rodney)

This is Orlo Harry Moore and his bride Elva GERTRUDE Street on their wedding day, Sept. 8, 1925.

B.  Orlo Harry Moore (1900-May 1973) married Elva Gertrude
	Street.  They moved to the US. 
	1. Edwin Richard "Ted" or "Ed" Moore (Oct 1927-Feb 2014) married 1950 Dorothy Stanley (1928-2001) (divorced)
		(Kansas 1954-1979, Colorado)
                 married second in 1928 Juanita Bishop (1919-2002) widow of Charles M. Danbury
           a. Joyce Elaine Moore (1952) married May 12, 1971 Harold ROY Hodges (1951) 
           b. Stanley E. Moore (1954) married Karen Woods
           c. Allen Richard Moore (1956) married Paula Kay Montgomery (divorce)
           d. Glen Stuart Moore (1958)
           e. Sandra Jean Moore (1963)
 	2. Donald Lee Moore (1929) married Rosemary Williamson, she is now deceased..(Kansas, Maryland) 
            a. Cheryl Kay Moore married Kim Weikle (divorced)
            b. Julie Moore married Mark Lindstrom

	3. Margaret Jean Moore (1931) married Elwin Cabbage. (Hutchinson, KS)
            a) Dennis Cabbage (died 1998)
            b) Janel Cabbage
            c) Beth Cabbage married John Horth
            d) Marcy Cabbage married 1997 Chris McAfee.
C.  Garnet Rae Moore (Jan. 21, 1911- 1997) married Jessie Florence Sims (died 1976).  She was the daughter of Mrs. Jessie Sims. Garnet was a newspaper man.  Garnet's cousin Ernie Moore greatly admired his honesty and skill as a political correspondent.  Ernie said he was never close to Garnet because, he was away in the city, but he remembered Garnet as a lover of baseball and an excellent reporter. (London)
	1. Linda Rae Moore (London, Ont) had training as a teacher and librarian and worked with computers.
	Garnet remarried after Jessie's death to Mrs. Mildred (Wanless) Pierce (Oct. 1901)
	of London.  Mildred, who was also widowed, and who once been a neighbor of the Moores while their children were all small, has two children, a son and a daughter, from her prior marriage. Small world to run into an old friend.

	In 1994, we visited the farm.  It is located in the 4th Concession between Rodney and Wardsville.  Follow the highway as it turns into Furnvil Road.  Turn right on 4th Concession Rd and go about 2-3 miles.  The house is on the left, shortly before Black's Lane.  John A. sold the farm to the father of Clifford Johnson.  Clifford Johnson, the owner in 1994, was raised on the farm, and figures he's been on the land longer than anyone else since it was first settled.  All the old barns and out buildings are gone.  He and his wife have done a wonderful job of preserving the old house.  They had to tear off the back kitchen, which had been added on the south.  They build in its place a two story addition with a full basement.  They removed all the old crumbling cinder block and replaced it with yellow brick from a church which was being torn down.  He said that when they looked at the wood underneath for the front addition and porch, it had written on it "John A. Moore, Wardsville."  This appeared to be the delivery instructions, so he assumes that John A. build the north addition.  They also had to replace a lot of the old stone foundation under the center of the house as it collapsed during construction.  For awhile he was afraid the house would be lost.
	From tales told by Ted Moore, John's grandson, of his summers spent on the Moore farm in Canada, we know that John loved horses and was a good judge of horses.  John would take his grandchildren to the races, first touring the stables, and then telling them which horses would be the winners.  Ted claims he always picked the winners.  Margaret, Ted's sister, just remembers having to stand down by the track in the dust to watch the races, because Grandpa liked to be near the horses.
	John had a car and a tractor, but always farmed with horses.  Ted remembers his teams of draft horses.  Grandpa (John) was trying to get a team of draft horses that were reddish-brown, roan, with black manes and tails and four black feet.  He never seemed to get a matched team.  Ted remembers him having three really wild teams.  One the hired hand would work with and two that were so wild only grandpa would handle.  No one else would drive the teams, especially after they ran off with the hired hand and the manure spreader.
	According to his son, Garnet, John liked anything fast.  One day when they were late for church where he was an elder, he picked up a fellow elder, Art, and "stepped on it".  When they arrived Art commented, "Well boss, you just picked up ten minutes."  He loved to race cars.
	His residences were listed by one of his daughter-in-laws as Kingsville, Ridgetown, Aldborough, and Wardsville, all in Ontario.  The family attended the Rodney and later the Wardsville United Churches.  Garnet describes the couple as "devote church people".  When they moved to Aldborough Twp. they would drive the 8 miles to the Methodist church.  Then they attended the Presbyterian church with their neighbors.  In 1925 the ecumenical movement combined the two churches nationally, but the Kyntyre Presbyterian Church which they were attending voted to not join the Union, so they quit.  Garnet says John helped build/contributed the money for building the church at Rodney, $1,000, a lot of money in those days.
	They were "theoretically Republicans, but very liberal in their ideas."  They usually voted Liberal or United Farmer.  (Women got the right to vote in Canada in 1917.)  Once Garnet brought a friend home from school who was a Roman Catholic.  "Dad had worked all week, but still got up early and drove 10 miles to take him to a Catholic Church on Sunday morning."
	John smoked a pipe and had dark black hair. (Garnet Moore)
	John's nephews Ernie and his brother Alex Moore sang at John A. Moore's funeral.  Ernie remembers that Maggie made baby quilts for him and Alex which continue to be used by their grandchildren.

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Joyce (Moore) Hodges
17952 168th ST
Basehor, KS 66007