Pueblo County, Colorado
John C. Moore

Contributed by Jean Griesan.

Moore, John C. (arrived in Colorado in 1859)

John C. Moore came to Colorado in 1857 and a little later founded the Denver Mountaineer, a Denver Democratic daily with strong Southern sympathies. He dismantled the office at the outbreak of the Civil War and returned to Missouri where he joined the Confederate Army under [Brigadier?] General [John S.?] Marmaduke* with the rank of adjutant general. After the close of the war, in which he served with marked distinction, he aided in upholding Maximilian** in Mexico.

While a resident of Colorado, he founded the Pueblo Press and the Pueblo Democrat and was probably the best known man of his day in the State.

He was mayor of Denver in 1860. Mr. Moore died at the home of his son, Harris L. Moore, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, on October 27, 1915, at the age of 84 years. Four children survive. They are: Harris Moore, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Courtney L., an attorney in San Francisco; Mrs. Charles Cole of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Sidney Moore.

Colonel Moore was the first editor and one of founders of the old Kansas City Times in the fifties.

*Josephy, A. M., Jr., War on the Frontier, The Trans-Mississippi West, in The Civil War. Time-Life Books, 1984, p. 64.
**Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, 1832-1867, Emperor of Mexico.

Extracted from "The Real Pioneers of Colorado," by Maria Davies McGrath, published in 1934 by The Denver Museum, retyped with added notes by Jane P. Ohl, in October 2001.

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