WM A. MOORE
WILLIAM A. MOORE, 1823 – 1906
LAURA J. MOORE, 1837 – 1911
Wm. V. MOORE, 1856 – 1925
JANE A. MOORE, 1859 – 1937
The William A. Moore family monument in the Elmwood Cemetery at Detroit is a large gray granite monument. It is exactly the same monument as the one marking the grave of President Benjamin Harrison in the Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis, Indiana.
Harrison served admirably as a soldier in the Civil War, as a United States Senator, and as President. Benjamin Harrison was also a highly successful lawyer, perhaps the most successful attorney to serve in our highest office. Though Harrison did not inherit a fortune from his father, his 18-year law practice was incredibly lucrative, even representing the government of Venezuela. In spite of this success, his family chose a monument that was “off the rack” so to speak, most likely from one of the many gravestone catalogs available at the time.
AUGUST 20, 1833 – MARCH 13, 1901
LAWYER AND PUBLICIST
COL. 70th REG. IND. VOL. WAR 1861-1865
BREVETTED BRIGADIER GENERAL 1865 U.S. SENATOR 1881-1887
STATESMAN, YET FRIEND TO TRUTH OF SOUL, SINCERE IN ACTION, FAITHFUL
AND IN HONOUR CLEAR