Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher E. Rowley

The Goldendale Sentinel - December 17, 1964, pg 4

George O. Moon dies on fishing trip

"George O. Moon passed away of a heart attack while on a fishing trip on the Klickitat river with his son Jesse, Sunday, December 6.

He was born in Iowa, November 19, 1880. When he was four years old his family moved to the sand hills of Nebraska where his father worked a homestead. Wild Indians still roamed the hills. When he was around 14 years old he moved to Missouri where he became a trapper. He was a lover of the outdoors and was happiest when fishing, hunting, and trapping. Through his woodsman experience he associated much with the Indians and so became a nationally recognized authority of Indian artifacts. He owned the smallest known perfect arrowhead. It was kept in a perfume vial and had to be viewed with a magnifying glass. It was found in a quail’s craw by a research lab in the state of Ohio in early 1900. He also owned the largest tomahawk known at that time 13 ˝ inches; it was made of hematite iron ore.

Collections were sent to him from all over the United States for verification of authenticity. Many times he corresponded with the Smithsonian Institute on Indian folklore. He owns a root of a thorn tree from the yard of Daniel Boone, close to Booneville, Mo.

In 1923 he moved his family west to Astoria, Ore., to farm silver fox but it wasn’t successful, so he moved to the Yakima valley and operated a truck farm. He then moved his family to the Klickitat area in 1943 where he returned to his first love, trapping live chipmunks to be kept as pets.

He was married to Lou Anna Bomman, October 2, 1900. There were five boys and 6 girls born to this union. Mrs. Moon passed away June 28, 1932. He married Eva May Parrish September 10, 1945 and she preceded him in death on August 9, 1962.

Surviving Mr. Moon are two sisters, Mrs. May Stratton, Sedalia, Miss.; Mrs. Pearl Hurst, Pleasantgreen, Miss.; four sons, Harvey, BZ Corners; Zara, Granger; George, Carson; Jesse and one stepson, Don, Appleton; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Olson, San Diego, Calif.; Lulu Sorensen, Lewiston, Idaho, and Francis Seeders, Sacramento, Calif. Twenty grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, Steven William Watson survive the deceased.

Services were held Thursday, December 10 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at the Pleasant Hill cemetery, Appleton. Burial in the family plot."

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