Alonzo Monroe Moore


Retired From Department in 1932 - Served 48 Years

Capt. Alonzo Monroe (Buck) Moore, 87, who was retired from the Chattanooga fire department in 1932 after 48 years of service with the city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.M. Marshall, 2401 Chamberlain Avenue, at 8:05 o'clock yesterday morning.
Capt. Moore, a resident of Chattanooga for 73 years, served for five years as a volunteer fireman before joining the city department, and often recalled to friends the days of horse-drawn engines.  In an interview in The Times a year prior to his retirement, he cited 1891 as probably the most disastrous year in the city's history from the standpoint of damage by fire.  A series of big fires throughout the year was climaxed with the Loveman Building fire on Dec. 26, followed almost immediately by a damaging blaze in the Gottschalk Furniture Store.
Capt. Moore is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Moore, Chattanooga: three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Black, Daisy; Miss Hattie Mae Moore and Mrs. Annabel Marshall, Chattanooga; five sons, Elmer M. Moore, Rome, Ga.: Charles A. Moore, Chattanooga Valley; Garris E. and J. E. Moore, Chattanooga, and A.M. Moore Jr, Boynton, Ga.: 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Broad Street Methodist Church, which Capt. Moore helped to move to its present location from Vulcan and Williams streets.  The Revs. W. H. Black, Paul Morris and Mr. Wolfe will conduct the ceremonies.  Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Bill Harris, Capt. A. E. McClure, Capt. W.F. Park, Jim Long, John Edwards and Jim Duggan.  The body is at the home, 705 Dodds Avenue.
The Chattanooga Times, December 28, 1945, Pg 7.

Submitted by Connie Lisenby