The Corvallis Times, Corvallis, OR., July 13, 1901


A Former Corvallis Boy  The Funeral Occurs Here Today  Medford A.
Moore, a former Benton county boy, and a brother of Mrs. S.N. Wilkins,
occurred this afternoon from the residence of Mr. and Wilkins. The deceased
killed at his home in Prinveville last Wednesday. The accident happened
while Mr. Moore was cleaning a gun. Beyond this, none of the fatal details
are known, save that death followed almost immediately after the discharge
of the weapon.

The remains are to arrive on this noon's train from Portland. They are in
charge of S.N. Wilkins, who met the body at Shanaco, a railroad station 65
miles north of Prineville. The funeral service will be from the Wilkins
residence at 2:30 and will be conducted by the Odd Fellows assisted by the
Woodmen, the deceased having been a member of both orders. The interment
will be in Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Medford A. Moore was born in Linn county, September 22, 1854. When but
little more than a boy, he went with his brother John to South America,
returning later to farm a place belonging to Green Berry Smith on Soap
Creek. This farm he occupied with his brother for five years. Later he
entered the old Corvallis college, in which he was a student for two or
three years. After leaving college, Mr. Moore went to Prineville, where for
a time he conducted a thriving harness business, ultimately being in the
confectionery business at the time of his death. The deceased was a
estimable man. He was the husband of Sarah, sister of S.N. Wilkins, who with
two children survives him. A son, Guy Moore was a member of the freshman
class at OAC last year.