Aug 1928: Eli D. Moore Passes

From the “Redwood City Standard,” August 2, 1928

“Eli D. Moore, California pioneer and the oldest member of the Native Son’s order in San Mateo county, passed away at his home in Pescadero Monday. His last illness was the first serious one he had ever exerienced. He was bed-ridden for only two weeks in his vine-covered cottage that he had made his home in the picturesque coastside town for so many years.

“Moore was born under the Mexican flag at Santa Cruz, December 12, 1847, on the land purchased by his grandfather, Eli Moore, from Jose Balcoof. This is believed to have been the first instance of transfer of land in that section to an American. Moore was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Moore, immigrants to California from Missouri in 1847. The family lived first at Mission San Jose and then at Santa Cruz, moving to Pescadero in 1850, where they later secured large land holdings.

“In 1876 Moore married Miss Ellen McCormick, member of another well-known pioneer family of the coastside. Of several children born to the couple, only one is living, Edmund Moore. There are two surviving brothers: William A. and J.L. Moore, both of Pescadero, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Steele. Dave Moore, a third brother, passed away in this city last year….Interment was in the family plot in Pescadero.”