Albert Mott Moore



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Albert Mott Moore  
Passport Photo 1919
Born: 12 Dec 1893 Evanston, IL    
Registered for WWI in 1917 Listed As Sgt. US ARMY
Registered for WWI in 1917
Died: 18 Aug 1954 CA

Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066 Section Q Site 5337

War Memorial dedicated to the Soldiers of World War I. Erected by The American Legion Auxiliary which his mother, Frances Whiting Moore, helped to found.  See full Memorial on page for his brother, Frederick P. Moore J.


Frederick Pettes Moore



Frances Hall Whiting

Oral history has it that his parents did not believe in war, being from a Quaker background, and did not want their sons to enlist in WWI but Albert Mott Moore did enlist. His draft registration card says the family was living at 210 Euclid in Bellevue, PA in 1917-1918. He is home and living with his parents in 1920, working as a broker.

Passport application Nov, 19, 1919
pg 2 of passport application
pg 3 of passport application

Application states that he is "a mining engineer by profession, and that  he graduated from the University of California.  That your deponant enlisted as a corporal in Company E of the 15th Engineers, U.S. Engineer Reserves and saw active service abroad and was honorably discharged April 12, 1919.  That your deponant now desires to go to Paris, France, for the purpose of accepting a position as Resident Engineer with Societe Anonyme de Construction de Paris, 11 Rue Cambetta, Paris, France.  Your deponant now desires a passport to go to Paris for the purpose of accepting his position; it is the intention of your deponant to hold this position for one year."


The Pittsburgh Press
Sept 18, 1907

Detective Searches Cave High Above Jacks Run.

No Trace is Yet Found of Missing Bellevue Boy.

Piloted by a youthful guide, Detective Harry McKelvy, of Allegheny, yesterday explored an eerie cave, hidden high in the hillside above Jack's run, lower Allegheny, which has been the  rendezvous of a gang of youngsters which is believed to have had a part in the mysterious disappearance from his home on James street, Bellevue, of Albert Mott Moore.

the small cave, situated over 300 feet above the Ft. Wayne Railroad tracks, was reached after a most hazardous and fatiguing climb during which the detective and his guide, who had once been lured to the dark "hole" in the hillside, traversed slides and precipices that were like those of the Alps.

Young Moore, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Moore, mysteriously dropped out of sight last Saturday.  His disappearance caused the heads of several Bellevue families to hold a conference and they remembered hearing the boys talk of the "cave."  It was determined to locate this "hide-out" and Detective McKelvy was secured.  He scaled the precipice above Jack's Run station, pulling himself up by roots and shrubs, while his youthful guide made better progress, but it was 30 minutes before they reached a narrow ledge, 239 feet above the railroad.  From this ledge a narrow path, not more than six inches wide, leads to the cave.  There they found every evidence of recent occupation, including the remains of fires and repasts, but not a sign of life.

In getting back it was found impractical  to descend by the same route, so they climbed over the hill top, tearing their clothes and scraping skin from their hands in doing so.

Mrs. Moore is almost heartbroken over her boy's disappearance.  He is 13 years old, very handsome and intelligent, but she scouts the idea that he has been kidnapped.