"William A. MOORE: Well Known Mechanic Dies Suddenly at Post of Duty
'William A. MOORE died suddenly of apoplexy near his home in Hill City at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. MOORE was born in Columbus [Muscogee Co.], Ga., sixty one years ago. He came to Chattanooga in 1885. He was a mechanic by occupation and had lived a very active life. He was working at the First avenue Methodist church near his home when the summons came. In 1869 Mr. MOORE was married to Miss Mary C. BEELAND, of Columbus, Ga. He was a prominent Mason, also a member of the Odd Fellows. He is survived by a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Mary [sic - Eugenia] CRAWFORD of Hill City, and by two sisters, Mrs. D[avid] T[oland] GRIFFITH and Mrs. T[homas] J. JONES, both of Columbus, Ga. The funeral services will be held at the home on Colville street this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Bernard GLOSS [?], assisted by Dr. J. W. BACHMAN, after which members of the Masonic order will have charge. The interment will be in Forest Hill cemetetery.
"Masonic Notice: All members of the Hill City lodge, No. 693, F. & A. M., are requested to meet at Masonic hall in Hill City at 1 p. m. today to attend the funeral of our late brother, William A. MOORE. Members of all the city lodges and all Master Masons are requested to join us. Robert H. GRAHAM, S. W., Acting W. M.
O. BLAKE, Secretary. Oct. 10, 1906.
"Mrs. MOORE and daughter, Mrs. CRAWFORD, have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavement, caused by the death of Mr. MOORE yesterday afternoon."
[William was evidently son of Robert W. & Amanda (COX) MOORE, who m. 12 OCT 1837 in Upson Co, GA. No publication information with clipping. William Anderson MOORE d. 09 OCT 1906, so item evidently appeared on Wednesday, 10 OCT 1906 in the local newspaper in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN - kindly provided by descendant Linda MABRY.]