James L. Moran and Kate Janes Moran Obituaries

James L. Moran was the son of Linton Lewis Moran and Sarah Rawlings, and the grandson of William Moran, Jr., and Susan Linton.  James married his first cousin, Martha Jane Green, daughter of William Linton and Eliza Moran, but she died within two years of the marriage.  He then married Katie E. Janes, daughter of Nathan Janes and Susan Goatley.  And, of course, the Linton’s mentioned are children of Captain John Linton.  William Moran, Jr., William Linton and Eliza Moran Linton are buried in the Linton Cemetery.  Linton Lewis Moran and Sarah Rawlings Linton are buried on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.  James L. Moran and Katie E. Janes, and her parents, are buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  All are in Washington County, Kentucky.

An interesting fact about the birth of James L. Moran.  According to his gravestone, and in his obituary, it says he was born July 13, 1859.  But according to vital statistics he was born July 13, 1860.  Which is correct?

IMG_4569James L. Moran, July 13, 1859 – August 31, 1936.  Kate Janes Moran, his wife, January 12, 1870 – November 20, 1939.  Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Cemetery.

from The Springfield Sun, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, September 3, 1936

James L. Moran

Funeral services were held at ten o’clock Wednesday morning at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church for Esquire James L. Moran, with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  The service was conducted by the Rev. P. J. Hunter, assisted by Rev. D. T. Brandenburg.

Mr. Moran died at three o’clock Monday morning, August 31, 1936, at the home of his son, Robert L. Moran, near Litsey, of pneumonia, which developed Saturday following a paralytic stroke with which Mr. Moran was stricken shortly after six o’clock Friday evening.  He had just returned from the livestock market here and was apparently in his usual health.  He was stricken suddenly after alighting from the auto and was carried into the home of his son.  He regained consciousness for a brief time and then lapsed into a state of coma, from which he never recovered.

Mr. Moran had been successfully engaged in farming and livestock raising in this county for many years and was a highly respected citizen of this Lincoln section.  In 1933 he was elected Magistrate in the Sixth Magisterial District and had taken a great deal of interest in the fiscal affairs of the county.  He was a Democrat of the old school but had never before sought official recognition.  It was a coincidence that his death should occur on the anniversary of the death of his only brother, William F. Moran, who died August 31, 1913.

Surviving Mr. Moran are his widow, Mrs. Katie Janes Moran, with whom he had united in marriage August 8, 1888, and two sons, Edward and Robert Moran.  A daughter, Mrs. Margaret Walker, and a son, Herbert Moran, preceded him in death.  The son of Linton and Sarah Rawlings Moran, Mr. Moran was born July 18, 1859, at the old Moran homestead near this city and had spent his entire life in this county.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of Springfield Masonic Lodge No. 50 F. and A.M., members of the lodge having had charge of the service at the grave.

from The Springfield Sun, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, November 23, 1939

Mrs. Moran

Mrs. Kate Janes Moran, age 69, died at 10:30 o’clock Monday morning, November 20, 1939, at her home at Lincoln Park, this county, the result of a paralytic stroke suffered at 10:00 o’clock Saturday evening.  She never rallied after the stroke.

The daughter of Nathan and Susan Goatley Janes, Mrs. Moran was born and reared in this county, having spent her entire life in the immediate section surrounding her late home, which overlooks Lincoln Homestead Park and the valley leading to the early home and marriage place of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln.  In early womanhood she was united in marriage with James L. Moran, who preceded her to the grave three years ago, his death having occurred August 31, 1936, following a paralytic stroke.  Two children, Mrs. Margaret Walker and Herbert Moran, also preceded her in death.

Surviving Mrs. Moran are two sons, Edward and Robert Moran, both of this county; a brother, Edward Janes, Louisville; two half-brothers, John Janes, Louisville, and Frank Janes, this county; two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Driscoll, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Myrtle Lamb, Louisville, and eleven grandchildren.

Mrs. Moran was a member of this Presbyterian Church [Pleasant Grove] and was a woman of many lovable traits of character that endeared her to many friends.

Funeral services were held at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Pleasant Grove, her pastor, the Rev. D. T. Brandenburg, preaching the sermon.  He was assisted by the Rev. R. J. Hunter, pastor of the Springfield Presbyterian Church.  Interment was in the family lot in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

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