PATRICK MOORE (1901-1905) #15As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Patrick Moore (1839-1907) was born in County Meath, Ireland. After his father died, his mother remarried and moved to the United States with her new husband, settling in Leavenworth, Kansas. Patrick came to the United States in 1855 at the urging of an aunt in Washington, D.C. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. After the War, he moved to Leavenworth, Kansas.Patrick Moore came to Kansas City in 1880 where he married Mary Jane Shay. They had one son. They moved to the town of Westport. Westport voted to incorporate into Kansas City in 1897 but legal matters were not settled until 1899. Mr. Moore built their home at 4114 Walnut.Mr. Moore worked in the general contracting business and became a leading grading contractor in the city. He was also quite involved with the Democratic party. He was appointed to the Park Board in 1901 and served until 1905. Mr. Moore believed in aid for the poor and support of labor. He died in 1907.