Frederick Pettes Moore Jr


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Frederick Pettes Moore Jr.  

Born: 01 Feb 1883 New York

Frederick Pettes Moore, Jr
Photo from The Blue and Gold Yearbook 1908 of University of California at Berkeley
"Frederick Pettis Moore, Jr" belonged to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity
Married: 22 Feb 1918 Bellevue, Allegheny, PA
  Atwell - Moore
The wedding of Miss Mary Jane Atwell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jason r. Atwell, of Dawson
Avenue, and Capt. Frederick P. Moore, Sr., of Euclid Avenue, took place at the home of the bride's parents, Friday evening at 8 o'clock with Dr. Little of Washington, officiating.  The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white net, posed over white satin; her tulle veil was held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms, and she carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses and sweet peas.  Her only attendant, Miss Martha Atwell, wore a gown of white net over blue silk and carried pink roses.  Carolyn and Robert Denslow, small son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Denslow, carried flowers.  Miss Elsie Klindworth played the wedding music. Spring flowers were used in the house decorations. Only the immediate family and a few friends witnessed the ceremony.  Following a wedding dinner of 35 covers, Capt. Moore and bride left for Charlotte, North Carolina, where the groom is stationed at Camp Green.
City and Suburban Life, Bellevue, PA  Feb. 1918

Wedding Announcement
Died: 16 July 1918 near Fossoy, France  

Buried: Union Dale Cemetery, North Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA  
"Capt. Frederick P. Moore Jr. Co. 1, 301 Inf U.S.A. Born Feb 1, 1883 Killed near Fossoy France July 16, 1918"
In park adjoining Bellevue Public Library
Frederick P. Moore Jr. was married in Feb of 1918 and killed in World War I only five months later. His father had come from a Quaker background and was a pacifist. His mother also did not want any of her children to go to war. However, Frederick and his brother "Mott" both enlisted. After Frederick was killed near Fossoy France, his mother, Frances Whiting Moore, helped found and became the first president of The American Legion Auxiliary in Bellevue. She was instrumental in getting the war memorial which was originally installed at Balfour Park but later moved to the park adjoining the Bellvue Public Library.
Frederick P. Moore , Jr.
For service as set forth in the following:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) Frederick P. Moore, Jr., United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F., near Crezancy, France, 15 July 1918. During an intense bombardment Captain Moore left shelter and exposed himself constantly in a wood swept by shell fire while encouraging and directing the movement of his company. He was killed by shell fire while on a personal reconnaissance.

Next of kin, Fred P. Moore, father, 21 South Euclid Avenue. Bellevue. Pa.
Emergency address : Mrs. Mary Atwell Moore, wife, 28 Winthrop Street, New Britain, Conn. Residence at appointment: 21 South Euclid Avenue. Bellevue. Pa.

Capt. Frederick P. Moore Jr.


Frederick Pettes Moore



Frances Hall Whiting


Mary Jane Atwell b. 09 Apr 1894 PA 

Mary Atwell
junior at Mount Holyoke College in 1916


In the 1910 census for Bellevue both Fred Moore and his brother, Edward Moore, are listed as living with their paretents. However, they are also both listed as living in Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada. Edward McC Moore is 20 and listed as a miner. Fred P Moore is 27 and listed as a mining engineer.


From Cornell Alumni News, January 30, 1919

Died In The Service

Frederick P. Moore, Jr. '08

Captain Frederick Pettes Moore, Jr., was killed in action on July 16, 1918, while commanding Company I, 30th Infantry.

Moore came to Cornell from the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1904, was a student in the College of Civil Engineering in 1904-05, later graduating in mining engineering from the University of California.  He was employed by a mining company in Colorado until June, 1917, when he resigned his position and applied for admission to an officers' training camp.  He was sent to Fort Oglethorpe in August, 1917, for training, and in November he received a captain's commission and was assigned to the 30th Infantry.  He was with that regiment continuously till his death,

Captain Moore was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Moore, of Pittsburgh, Pa.  He was thirty-five years old.