appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 20 Mar 1913, p. 2, column 3
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"A good man has passed away." This was a very current expression when it became known on Monday that James Moore had died that morning, at his residence, Bower Avenue. Death resulted from the serious fall which he entertained on Tuesday of last week. The brain was evidently injured and there were probably internal injuries as well. For several days after the accident his rugged frame and splendid physical condition appeared to combat the shock and fair progress seemed to be made toward recovery, but on Saturday evening a change came and he gradually sank into unconsciousness and passed peacefully away on Monday morning.
James Moore was the son of the late Thomas Moore, Sr., and was born in Nichol township, near Elora, in 1835. With his parents he came to Acton when he was ten years of age and for the intervening sixty-eight years he has been a continuous resident here, with the exception of three or four years spent in Erin and Guelph in learning the trade of harnessmaker. For several years, back in the seventies, he was a partner of the late W. H. Storey in the Canada Glove Works, and afterwards operated the glove leather tannery which was the nucleus of the present works of the Acton Tanning Company. He retired from business a number of years ago, and has since enjoyed a well-earned rest. Forty years ago he was joined in holy wedlock to Eliza Jane, eldest daughter of the late John Speight. Their home has been an ideal Christian home and this is the first break in the family. Mrs. Moore and their five children all survive; Miss Clara, at "Moorecroft"; Charles H., Manager and Secretary of the Star, Dundas; Arthur E., in business at Edmonton; John S., Manager of the printing department of the United Typewriter Co., Toronto; and Miss Lottie, stenographer with the Massey-Harris Co., Toronto. All were present at his bedside but Arthur. He was the last of the seven sons of his father's family. Only Mrs. Thomas Gowdy, of Guelph, now remains of this large family of nine children.
Deceased was a devout Christian man, of sterling character and was held in the highest esteem. He was for many years an active worker in the Methodist Church and was the oldest member of the Official Board. He was a valued and helpful class leader for half a century and was also for a year or two Superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a life-long temperance man and an ardent worker for the cause of humanity in this department of moral activity. As a member of Acton Citizens' Committee he was most active in the recent Local Option campaign and regarded with gravest concern and anxiety the proposal to re-open the barrooms in Acton. As a public-spirited citizen he undertook a fair share of the duties of citizenship. He was for a number of years a member of the Public School Board and honorably filled the office of Chairman. In politics he was a Liberal of the old school. He was a friend to every one.
The funeral was held yesterday and was largely attended.
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