City Directory and History: 1958 – George H. Hart, Mac McCelvey, 1966 – Vacant
The Yorkville Enquier of May 14, 1902 reported that Capt. W.B. Moore has taken a contract to put in a system of waterworks at Kershaw.
The grand W. Bedford Moore house once sat on this lot was number 143 on the 1910 Sanborn Map. Wanting to see the house preserved,
Mr. Joe Hart gave the house to a family who promised to move and restore it in the country. This allowed him to later donate the lot on which his grandfather’s home had once sat to the City of York as Moore Park. The park was dedicated to his grandfather in 1985, Walter Bedford Moore (W.B. Moore). Mr. Moore was a highly successful businessman in York and a significant contributor to the Episcopal Church in York as well as in South Carolina.
During his extensive travels, Mr. Moore visited Fairfield County’s plantation, Blink Bonnie. “The origin of the name Blink Bonnie is explained in a letter (August 9, 1965) from Mrs. Marion Adickes Kirkland to the author: “This name was suggested to us many years ago by Bedford Moore (the late W. Bedford Moore of York and Columbia). He and Liz had picnic lunch with us one Sunday long before we moved out here.”
The Herald reported on March 18, 1896 stated Mr. W. B. Moore has recently purchased a very handsome hurst (hearse) for use of the town.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on March 25, 1904 – “Mr. W.B. Moore is laying materials on the ground for the erection of a small office building in the lane between his residence and the Dr. Lindsay building and the loan and saving bank on Main Street (North Congress).”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
*** The PDF provides extensive details on his life and legacy.
Obituary of Capt. E. P. Moore—Died July 3, 1911. Was born at what is now Rock Hill, S. C., May 14, 1837. When the civil war broke out he promptly offered his services, enlisted in the 17th SC Inf; wounded at the battle of Second Mananas. As soon as he recovered, he enlisted in the Beaufort Artillery. Just prior to the war, on October 7, 1858, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Neely of York county. Three sons survive this union, Messrs. Thos. Peyton Moore, B. Neely Moore and Walter B. Moore, all of Yorkville. In May 1875, Capt. Moore was married to Miss Annie Wylie of Chester who survives him with two sons, Dr. A Wylie Moore of Chester and Dr. Baxter S. Moore of Charlotte. Capt. Moore was a member and elder of Purity Presbyterian church. Buried at Evergreen cemetery, Chester.
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