Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The CMS award, presented annually to a teacher who has made a significant contribution to the field 'of education, is only the most recent of many milestones in the career of "Miss Mary" (as she is affectionately known to her students). Other honors accorded Miss Griffin have included a General Electric Economic Fellowship, an honorable mention in the Kazanjian Foundation Economic Education Awards Program, three separate listings in Who's Who in Social Studies, and a recent listing in Outstanding Educators of America.
A native of Papinsville, Mo.; Miss Griffin began her teaching career in the rural schools of Bates County after graduating from Rich Hill High School in 1930. More recently her teaching experience has included positions in the Foster Elementary School and the Rich Hill Elementary and High Schools, as well as instructing two CMS off-campus courses at Butler, Mo.
Constantly enriching her professional skills throughout her teaching career, Miss Griffin received a ,B.S.E. degree from CMS in 1942, Library Certification from CMS and the University of Utah in 1954, and an M.S.E. degree from CMS in 1958.
Active in professional organizations, Miss Griffin has served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Central Missouri District Council for Social Studies; president and vice president of
the Missouri Council for Social Studies; member of the Board of Control of the MCSS; chairman of the MCSS Council for Promotion; and co-sponsor and participant in a Missouri Seminar on Asia at Missouri University.
In addition, she has organized three councils for social studies, as well as serving as Missouri Delegate to the National Council for Social Studies, participant on ja NCSS State Relations y Committee, panel recorder a .'t the NCSS convention, vice president of the Bates County 'Teachers Association, and a delegate to the Missouri State Teachers Association.
Two articles by Miss Griffin, ("Modern Missouri History" and I''American History Bibliography," have been published in the Social Studies Bulletin, and a third, 'Unemployment: What Then?," was published by the Joint Council on Economic Education in the book Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers.
An active member of her community, Miss Griffin has served on numerous community committees, assisted with drives for the American Red Cross, and is an active member of the Rich Hill Memorial Library Board
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
A Railroad was responsible for the founding of Rich Hill, Mo., in Bates County, fifty years ago. The top photograph shows the town in its hey-day
,when it was a rip-roaring mining town. The lower photograph is a late view of the business section of the town.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Johnnie Jamison -- Christine Weathers
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Exercises were held in Central park beginning at 11 a. m. R. L. Jones master of ceremonies with
Monday, December 22, 2008
Through the gentlemanly courtesy of Mr. M. Bixley, the Companies foreman, we were shown the drawings of the truly mamoth structure as drawn by their architect. G. W. Osborn. The building was christened in honor cf A. A. Talmage, General Manager of the Missouri Pacific Railway, and is in every way worthy the name of this notied financier.
The building is three stories high has a 74 foot front on Park Avenue, and 86 foot fronting Place Park. The material used in its construction is pressed brick of the best quality. It has 105 windows, 10 main entrances, and is supported by 14 massive iron columns of the Doric pattern, besides numerous pilasters. The entire structure is ornamented with beautiful galvanized iron cornice including window caps, etc. The inside frame work protrays extraordinary mechanical genius by being so constructed that should the walls give way (which is not at all probable) the interior would remain immovable. The second story will be surrounded by 160 feet of iron balcony, while the entire front on Park Avenue is to be of the heaviest plante glass. The Talmage House is by far the largest and best arranged house in the South-west and is the pride of our young and growing city.
FROM WESTERN ENTERPRISE—Dec. 30, 1881 The Talmage House named after A. A. Talmage, who is held in high esteem by Rich Hill people, is one of the toniest of about fifty new buildings that have lately sprung up. The structure was erected by the Town Company at a cost of §15,000. It is Delightfully located, with its southern exposure on Park Avenue—a street 100 feet wide—and its western windows looking out upon one of the public parks. It will be surrounded on two sides by a concrete pavement. It will probably be opened by a grand ball, which will truly be an elegant affair. The house will soon be furinshed with guests, the family of the Town Company's president to be included. After the Talmage is filled, it is expected that house room will be scarce, so rapidly is this section of country growing.
A landmark of Rich Hill, past into history this last week, or at least changed it's appearance. The above excerpts were from old Rich Hill or county papers in 1881 when the grand hotel was just being constructed. Plans are to take off the two top floors, as can be seen in the pictures, and remodel the bottom floor.
The hotel will be done in a Spanish decor, with a balcony on the inside. Plans right now are for the Brockmens to live there, plus several nice apartments available. An antique shop will be housed on the north side of the front section of the building. One of C. E. Brockman's daughters will also open a studio to teach dance classes.
Brockman works in Harrisonville as a railroad depot agent. He has hired some local men to do the work on the destruction of the top floors. Plans are tentative and Mrs. Brockman said they would change as the need arose.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I want to thank Dixie Glynn at the Rich Hill Memorial Library for the help she has given me by finding this article.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
When the Mid-Continent Plant Burned
A SOLITARY MAN walks along the worn sidewalk on the main street in Rich Hill, Mo. The town appeared virtually deserted yesterday. A 300,000 fire destroyed Rich Hill's only industry, a storm door and window manufacturing plant.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
By the year of 1899 there was an increase of 44 in membership having Sunday School, prayer meeting and preaching l/2 time. C.D. Spillman was pastor at this time.
In 1946 it was voted to remodel the auditorium. This operation finally finished in 1949. Construction started on a new addition to the church in May of 1959, on the northeast corner of the church. It consisted of three new classrooms and two new restrooms. This addition was completed in June 1960.
In July 1961 the church adopted a constitution and by-laws. These were revised in 1974. In July 1966 the church bought the parsonage at 222 W. Walnut which was used until 1984. In 1978 the new educational building was constructed and dedicated. It consisted of a dining hall and kitchen area on the top floor and and five classrooms and restrooms in the basement. In August 1980 the church voted to have new siding installed. It was completed in October 1980.
In Jan. 1985 the church started construction on a new parsonage at the corner of Fayette and Pine. The land was donated by Melvin and Pearl Coffman. The old parsonage was sold and proceeds went toward construction of the new parsonage. It was completed in Aug. 1985.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The following story about the "Old Brick Factory" came out of another one of Mary Kithcarts old newspapers. I wouldn't be able to write these blogs if it weren't for Mary's help.
Vitrified Brick Factory
In 1890 Major Wilson formerly the senior member of the Sanderson and Wilson Hardware and Undertaking Establishment together with T.B. Farmer and Ben Evens, instated a brick Factory just outside the city limits to the north and alongside the Missouri Pacific railroad for the production of verified brick. After a few years of experimenting it was found that the soil in the immediate vicinity was not suited for the vermiform product desired. So they sold the plant to Hedges and Booth. However, Mr. Wilson had manufactured and sold many thousands of bricks, both locally and abroad. The product was used quite extensively for sidewalks.
Rich Hill City Hall was constructed of the bricks but after a few years the building had to be heavily succored to preserve and strengthen the(at the time)-two story walls. It might be well to mention that Mr. Wilson was a member of the board of aldermen at the time the building was erected.
Hedges and Booth converted the plant into a farm tile factory and finally sold to the Dickey Tile Company of Kansas City. The Dickey organization continued for a number of years but, after exhausting the clay substance on its own property, and failing in an effort to secure that on adjacent lands discontinued operations.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"Passed at Rich Hill during the Fourth of July celebration in 1881 relative to the attempted assassination of President Garfield:
WHEREAS, Our people have heard with inexpressible horror and bowed heads the unfortunate attempt to assassinate the chief magistrate of the nation, therefore, at this hour of his unfavorable and dangerous condition, be it
Resolved, That the people of Rich Hill, Missouri, of every shade of political opinion, in public meeting assembled to celebrate the 101th anniversary of our nation's birthday, express their abhorrence of the cowardly, willful and bloody attempted assassination of the president of the United States.
Resolved, That they deplore the act as a national calamity, and most profoundly sympathize with the president and his family in their sore affliction, with the members of his cabinet and with their fellow-citizens generally in this unfortunate hour of national concern and distress.
Resolved, That they earnestly wish for his recovery that he may again walk forth in this land of liberty and enjoy the fruits of his well earned victory--that of being raised from the common walks of life to the highest pinacle of fame by his fellow-countrymen.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Fire did extensive damage to the city clerk's office in the Rich Hill City Hall Monday about 8 p.m. according to Fire Chief Cory Gordon. The fire apparently started in the west end of the office, said the chief.
Firemen were able to respond quickly to the call and had the blaze under control in about 15 minutes. The fire: tcw was also able to save all the permanent records, said City Clerk Sharon Wescott.
The cause of the fire was undetermined at press time Tuesday night. The Fire Marshal was called in and is investigating the fire.
Due to the fire the Tuesday night council session was held in the banquet room of the Cedar Inn. At the meeting both Mayor Bill Thelen and the city clerk complimented the firemen on their quick and efficient response to the call. Mayor Thelen also complimented the Women who work in the office for their efforts in getting the office back in operation. It's hoped that the clerk's office will be back in operation by Thursday or Friday. City business is now being conducted in the court room and the council chamber. We're hampered more by the mess than by loss of records, according to City Clerk Wescott.
In other action at Tuesday night's session Mike Cox was sworn in as north ward alderman. Cox won the position in the April election but employment out of state kept him from assuming his duties until Tuesday evening.
The resignation of Kathi Williams, assistant city clerk, was approved. She has agreed to stay on the job longer if necessary due to the fire.
A thank you note from Ruth Thelen was read.
Mayor Thelen announced that Fire Chief-Cory Gordon has been named Honorary Chief. Gordon's 38 years of dedication and service was recognized at the meeting.
In talking with Gordon following the meeting the Review learned that he first joined the volunteer crew as a fireman in 1943 under John Craig. He was appointed fire chief in 1955 when Craig retired. Gordon has seen a lot of fires in those 38 years. Ones that come to his mind include the Booth Theatre, the Clark's Pharmacy, the factory fire and the fire at Fred Marquardt's Grocery.
As Honorary Chief Gordon will still be taking care of the fire equipment and the paperwork but will be retiring as an active fire fighter.
In other action a bid was accepted on the sale of some street light fixtures and a bid was accepted to fix the library roof.
In the discussion period it was decided to look further into the purchase on pumps for the repair of water leaks. Alderman Cox brought up that action was needed involving a problem at the sewer treatment plant. It was decided that a committee would look into the matter.
Expense money was granted Judge Herb Covey to attend a seminar.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Picture # 1 (below) This is all that is left of the Old Western Auto Building after the wind gusted hard enough to knock down the East wall.
Picture #2 (below)
This is the back view of the same building.
Picture #3 (below) This is the track hoe taking down the Old Toppy Clark Drug store.
Picture#4 (below) This picture is of the two buildings after they were taken down. this picture was taken from 5th and Park Avenue facing East towards 6th and Park Avenue.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Pages 73 and 74. The Annual is the Property of Mary & Melvin Kithcart
Rich Hill,Missouri, U.S.A.
Describing our city of Rich Hill, I fully realize the magnitude of my undertaking. To my mind's eye there is no more beautiful or important place on the face of the earth.
When she started her growth, back in the early eighties, we will admit she was very insignificant, but a start was all that was necessary. After that she grew rapidly until now we have a beautiful, prosperous city of the third class.
In the early days of Rich Hill, we did not have the advantages that we have today along business, religious and educational lines; hence we did not have the class of citizens we now have. A large percentage of them were foreigners, as our vast coal mines demanded workmen which we could not supply from among our own people. But as time west on we acquired our three large brick school buildings and competent teachers to instruct the children. I emphasize the fact "competent" when I refer to our High School instructors of today. Our good schools make better citizens; hence our city is better than ever before as it takes good citizens to make a good city.
When it comes to religious denominations, we can boast of almost every sect, as we have ten large churches, including the Catholic, Presbyterian, Christian, Baptist, Methodists, German Lutheran and First Church of Christ Scientist, so that anyone desiring to locate in Rich Hill can exercise perfect religious freedom and this is one of the most important phases of life.
There are also our two beautiful ten acre parks, situated on either side of the business part of the city, the like of which you cannot duplicate-in any city of our .size. Pleasure seekers can always find a refuge in them, and they are an ideal place for a picnic or anything of that nature. Shoppers, of which there are a great number, come to do their usual business, and nothing delights them more than to spread their lunch in picnic fashion. If the weather will not permit this and they long for a good warm meal they can stop at our large hotel which joins central park.
In speaking of out of town shoppers, a word is due our stores, which are the most up todate you will find any place—grocery, dry-goods, drug, furniture hardware etc. We have also two large Banks and they are as good institutions as you can find in many larger cities. Then there are our refreshment parlors, three in number, also two nice bakeries, restaurants, and many other business establishments.
Rich Hill is also a good railroad centre, being reached by three lines. The Missouri Pacific having two and the Frisco one.
We can also boast of a large ice plant which supplies us-the year around and a. brick & tile factory. Rich Hill has natural resources. We are surrounded by a vast agricultural area sufficient to always insure a substantial support. So when you tire of viewing our city just take a drive and inspect the surrounding country. On your way stop at the artesian well and take a drink of that cool delicious water or your inclination may lead you to the new Silver Lake Dairy. It is as clean and wholesome a place as can be found anywhere; also do not forget our Cemetery. There is no better kept or beautiful place of the kind than Green Lawn Cemetery. So you can see we care as much for, and respect the memories of our bygone relations and friends as any enlightened community should.
The resident part of our city is also a place of interest. One would be surprised at the number of beautiful homes here and our citizens seem to take more interest and pride in their homes as the years go by. In the last few years we have had fifteen miles of concrete, stone and brick walk put down. New homes have also been constructed in the past years and many more are being constructed. As the years go by and the older we get the more we realize, "There is no place like home.''
In closing my treatise on Rich Hill, I do not intend to be misleading in any of my statements, but I do intend to convince you of the importance of our city, both morally and financially, and I feel perfectly safe in saying that she is one of the finest little cities of her size to be found anywhere. In fact I feel justified in pronouncing her a regular little "Garden of Eden." S.C.12
Thursday, December 11, 2008
New Charter of 1957
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Rich Hill has set forth men and women who have become movie stars, great physicians and surgeons, high ranking men and women in the educational fields, professors in big colleges in the United States, writers and many other professions.
We would like to mention every person from Rich Hill who has become famous but with the large number deserving that honor we might overlook somebody and Rich Hill is proud of everyone of them that to name only a few would certainly be an injustice to the ones not mentioned.
However, a former Rich Hillian has become so famous nationally and internationally the past few years that we feel that he should be named Rich Hill's number one former resident for 1955. He is Cleo F. Craig, President of Amercia Telephone and Telegraph Company, who is regarded as one of the ten biggest men in the United States.
Cleo F.Craig was born on Maple street in this city. He grew to young manhood here and following his graduation from Rich Hill High School, entered Missouri University at Columbia Mo. After graduation from the university he accepted an office position with the telephone company in Kansas City. Later he was transferred to St. Louis. He later was appointed vice president of the company and sent to New York. In 1951 he was appointed president of the company.
Mr. Craig was one of the men responsible for the most scientific and industrial venture of this day-- the laying of the first trans-- atlantic telephone cable. He recently made trips to England, Canada and Alaska on business matters for the telephone company.
Rich Hill is as proud to call Mr. Craig a favorite son as Mr. craig is to call Rich Hill his home town. Mr. Craig is a brother of City Clerk John Craig, of this city."
Franklin Judd, 31, a well known young man of Rich Hill, was killed Thursday afternoon,June 20,1968 at 4 o'clock at the Rich Hill Cooperative Marketing Association on Highway 71, South. Mr. Judd was working on grain bins doing some welding, when the bins collapsed, covering him with broken steel and several hundred bushel of wheat. His death was instant according to reports.Franklin Thomas Judd, son of Ollie and Ruth Van Dolah Judd, was born in Northern Vernon county, near_Horton (November 2, 1938. He came to Rich Hill in early manhood and had lived his entire life in the Rich Hill and Horton areas. September 17, 1964, at Miami, 'Okla., he was united in marriage to Betty Gordon, who survives.Besides his widow "he is survived by two daughters, Michele and Debra, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Judd, Horton; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Van Dolah, Fulton, Kansas; two sisters, Deloris, Kansas City, Kans., and Delia, of Horton, and three brothers, Grover, Milo, Mo., Walter, Kansas City, Kansas and Don, San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father.Funeral services were held in the Christian church Sunday afternoon, June 23, at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Geo. Baugh.Burial was made in Green Lawn cemetery.Pallbearers were Otho West, Orben Smith, Earl Smith, Donald Hawks, Bill Reed and Ralph Nation.Mrs. Marion Moreland, and; Mrs. Paul Stevener, vocalists, were accompanied at the piano by Delmar Vogt.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
State Road Makes Travel Communication With Rest of County Possible.
With the first farm to market road in Bates County completed about ten days ago, the accessibility of the southwestern corner of the county is becoming realized. This road which extends from Hume, a town of 700 in the extreme corner, eastward to Rich Hill where it connects with U.S. highway 71 taps one of the most productive agricultural and industrial sections of the county. says the Hume Messenger.
The completion of this road now makes us Missourian. Our county seat is now less than an hour's drive away. It can be reached by all-weather road. Nevada the county seat of Vernon County on the south, is at a similar distance. And Rich Hill has become our next door, neighbor.
Now that Hume has no banking facilities this immediate travel connection with these towns should be and are appreciated.
Rich Hill Daily Review Aug. 21 1931
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Owner of Rich Hill Plant Submits His Report--No Action Taken
The joint meeting of the city council and commercial club called for Tuesday night at office of City Attorney H. E. Sheppard to consider the proposed telephone rate. Advance was not well attended. Mayor Jones and members of the council were there but the number of business men present was surprisingly small, considering the importance of the question. Attorney E. B. Silvers of Butler, representing Mr.Campbell, the owner of the Rich Hill' phone system, submitted an-elaborate report, calculated to show why an increased-rate is asked by the company, a brief . "Synopsis of which was given yesterday. The substance of Mr. Campbell's report, as presented by Mr. Silvers was that its physical valuation is placed by a consulting engineer at $25,243; and further, the total earnings of the plant last year was $1371.24, and claiming the earnings should have been 3,817.34, based on 8 percent for investment and 7 percent deterioration. The matter was then discussed generally, The question of improvements in the service was pointedly put up to the company but nothing definite was promised. The report was received and ordered filed by the council.
Rich Hill Mining Review, May 31 1917
Today the telphone service in Rich Hill is owened by KLM Telephone
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Fire was discovered at 9 o'clock Saturday night at the Ous Kien-berger residence property a block south and a block west of the high school building, which burned fearlessly, destroying the building and contents, the house being occupied by Albert Main and only a few personal articles being saved. Fire Chief Vodry and force of firemen responded to the alarm, but were delayed by a lack of suffcient length of hose and had to return to headquarters to secure more fire hose. The origin of the fire is supposed to have been from sparks from a flue setting fire to the roof. Mr. Kieoberger estimates his loss at $1800, partially insured with the 0. M. Leedy agency. Mr. Main's household goods were insured for $300 with the Hoover & Hupton agency.
The house was originally erected some twenty years ago by Attorney J. K. Hales.
N. E. Wright, better known as Newt. Wright of Lone Oak town ship, was in Rich Hill Saturday and announced his candidacy for sheriff of Bates county at the August primary. He has long been a resident of the county, having lived on the farm upon which his father, Joe Wright, settled in 1857. He has always been a loyal democrat, but has never before ' asked for a county office. He is a genial gentleman and is qualified to fill the office of sheriff and would appreciate the support of the voters
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Here are a couple of stories I have found about the Terrible 1888 disaster. The first story I found on the Internet site: gendisasters.com
THE MINE DISASTER.
FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE EXPLOSION IN THE RICH HILL, MISSOURI, MINE.
Kansas City, Mo., March 31. -- Further particulars of the disastrous mine explosion at Rich Hill, Mo., show that there has been a great loss of life. The mine is 240 feet below the surface, and eighty-five men were employed in the mine, but it is thought not all were at work at the time. At the time of the explosion eight men were in the cage coming up. There was a sudden report, a collapse of the shaft, and the horror had been completed.Superintendent SWEENEY immediately went down the shaft in a tub lowered by ropes. He had scarcely reached the bottom when two other reports were heard, followed by the screams of wounded men. It was impossible to make any extensive exploration, but the most conservative estimate puts the loss of life at thirty. The mine is six miles from Rich Hill and it will be some days before the debris can be cleared away and the actual loss of life known.The following is the latest authentic list of the victims: CHARLES SMITH, colored; GEORGE MAY, white; G. McPHERSON, white; FRANK LAWLER, white; JORDAN SMITH, colored; JOSHUA TRUMBE, white; JOHN ROBERTS, white; GEORGE BLOCK, colored; G. BLACK, colored; W. Black, colored; H. SHEPPARD, colored; J. C. NEPTUNE, white; JOHN LEFFLER, white; CHARLES KAY, white; JOHN GRAY, white; BRUCE BROWN, white; L. R. DIXON, white; FRED HENDERSON, colored; W. H. HILL, colored; ALEX WHITE, colored; GIBSON McFERRON, white.Of the above named the first five were taken from the mine dead. TRUMBLE and ROBERTS died after being out, and the last fourteen are the unfortunate imprisoned miners who were suffocated in the west end. Of the eighteen injured miners taken out nine are reported to be in a critical condition, but their names are not ascertainable.There is still a great deal of conjecture as to the cause of the catastrophe, some persons claiming that natural gas was the cause, while others contend the accumulation of foul gasses without proper ventilation was the real cause of the explosion.State Mine Inspector WOLF is strongly censured by the miners. He examined the mine on March 6 last and pronounced it perfectly safe. All the victims will be buried at the expense of the owners of the mine, MESSRS. KEITH & PERRY, of Kansas City.
Hamilton Daily Democrat Ohio 1888-03-31\
I found the following information in a book about Rich Hill, called "The Town that Coal Built." This excerpt from the book happens in Mine No. 6. "On a bright March day at the noon hour in 1888, the shaft, buildings, and all underground workings were ruined throughout by a terrific explosion caused by a great accumulation of natural gas." In the words of R. L. "Dobber" Wilson, who was employed at a nearby mine at the time, "The lives of fifty-six men were snuffed out in the twinkling of an eye, either by falling debris, or burned to death or suffocated." Relatives of the doomed flocked to the mine from the surrounding hills and there resulted a bedlam of screaming women and crying children. George Sweeney, superintendent, was the first of a great many volunteers to clamor down the torn shaft in an effort to care for the dead and dying. The rescue party had just reached the floor of the mine when a second explosion occurred. None of the party were seriously hurt although several were badly burned. Almost all of the men killed were Negroes, although there were several white miners among the number, of which, it is remembered was Cal Neptune. A brother, ]eff Neptune, was frightfully burned but managed to climb to the surface by way of an air shaft. These two men were uncles of the late Earl Neptune.
The excitement in Rich Hill, created by the holocaust, was intense. Business was suspended until all the dead and injured had been brought out of the inferno which, on account of the indescribable wreckage and aftermath of recurrent smaller explosions, required several days. On Easter Sunday, 1888, the dead Negroes were buried in a small plot of ground near the mine in which they lost their lives, while the white men were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Monday, December 1, 2008
JNO. D. MOORE, Rich Hill, Mo.
Born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, February 21st, 1855. Came to Missouri in 1858, went to Illinois in 1863 and lived there until 1870 when his family located in Vernon County. Came to Bates County in April, 1877, and took charge of the Rich Hill School (old Rich Hill). Was the Rich Hill correspondent of the Bates County Record in 1877, at which time the coal fields were beginning to attract the attention of capital and the papers were using their best efforts to attract the attention of railroad people to the advantages of a railroad through Bates County.
Farmed in summer and taught school in winter until twenty-five years old. Was principal of the East side school at Rich Hill in 1882-3 and soon after the close of that school year, engaged in the real estate and insurance business at Rich Hill and is still engaged in that business. Vice-President of the Farmers and Manufacturers' Bank and Secretary of the Rich Hill Fair.
Mr. Moore lived in Rich Hill until his Death on Aug 15th 1940,he is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery.