Friday, April 25, 2008


Andrew Jackson Moon

The East Liverpool Tribune

In the death of Andrew Jackson Moon, which occurred at 12:45 yesterday afternoon (Nov. 12, 1906) at his country home near Clarkson, Columbiana county loses another of its prominent and greatly respected veterans soldier citizens. Mr. Moon's death was due to cancer, form which he had suffered for two years. The funeral will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon from the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillin and the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.

The funeral will be in charge of general Lyon post No. 44 G. A. R.

Mr. Moon was born in Pennsylvania in 1842 and came to Columbiana county in 1855. He served in the War of the Rebellion as a member of Company ? 140th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting at East Palestine as a private. A number of East Liverpool men were members of this company and the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart was its lieutenant. A feature of Mr. Moon's soldier life is related by his comrades to prove his bravery. While a chare was being made upon the rebels at Wilmington, N. c., he was a the side of W. H. Gaston, also of this county, now residing in Sheridan avenue. A rebel bullet pierced Mr. Gaston's leg and then buried itself in Mr. Moon's leg, where it remained until after the battle. Although painfully wounded both men stayed in the fight until the rebels were routed.

At the close of the war Mr. Moon returned to East Liverpool, married and opened a feed store . He continued in that business until a few years ago, when he turned the store over to his son, Howard Moon, who still occupies the old stand in Fourth street, and retired to his country home.

The deceased is survived by his wife and six children, three sons and three daughters, Howard, George and William Moon, and Mrs. Verda Baxter, of this city, and Mrs. Rena Stevenson and Mrs. Mina Frazier, of Pittsburg.

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