COL. W. F. MOON
DEATH OF THE WELL KNOWN CITIZEN AT HIS HOME YESTERDAY.
Attacked With la Grippe Some Months Ago – At One Time One of the Most
Successful Business Men of This Section.
Col. William F. Moon, the aged father of Congressman John A. Moon, died at an early hour yesterday morning at his home, No. 428 Oak street. Deceased had been ill for a number of months and the end had been expected for several days.
About three months ago Col. Moon contracted a severe cold, which rapidly developed into la grippe, but he was not taken to his bed until about three weeks ago after having returned from a visit to his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Chauncey, who resides in Knoxville. The malady settled in his back and the direct cause of death was hardening of the spine. He had been unconscious since Saturday.
Col. Moon was one of the best-known citizens of East Tennessee, having resided in this county since shortly after the war. He was born in Scottsville, Va., Sept. 5, 1832. For many years he conducted a large grain business in this city, from which he accumulated a competence, and at one time was the manager of a line of steamers running between this city and upper river points. He retired from business several years ago on account of declining health, and had since resided with his son Congressman Moon. He leaves a wife and five children, Hon. John A. Moon, Mrs. J. M. Chauncey, of Knoxville, Mrs. J. S. Boldridge, of Lancaster, S. C. and Misses Willie and Sallie Moon.
The Funeral will occur this morning at 10 o’clock from the late residence on Oak street, Revs. R. D. Haymore and J. W. Bachman officiating. The interment will take place at Forest Hills cemetery.
Daily Times, Tuesday, May 4, 1897.