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Possible Son of William Moran. Albert Moran born 1891 in New York died in Arizona. mother's maiden name Mullady
Possible SonL Albert Leo Moran claimed a physical exemption from the draft
Is this the headstone that you refer to:
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age on death notice was a guess, may have looked younger than age. date of death is feb 3, 1906, certificate is dated 1908.
Notice of Death. Wm. Moran, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951" (familysearch.org)
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I'm using the information from his unit during the civil war to try and track down a DOB which from I'm seeing is 1837. Here is the muster rolls for his unit and also a copy of his pension records.
I did find this if helpful which talks about your headstone, you may have seen. Please follow link https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147423093/william-moran
There is also a William Moran buried at
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Here is what someone else found as well that they are unable to determine if they are the same person.https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/193150558/william-moran
My entry is based solely on the newspaper story.
1. If born in 1840 he would have been 68 at death, not 55.
2. No mention of military service in death article.
3. Harshaw is a long way from Tucson by horse and buggy. Railroad didn't go there then, I don't believe.
4. It seems more logical to me that if he was military, he might be stationed at Fort Huachuca, then burial at Harshaw makes sense.
William Moran in some unknown way was injured fatally on the right-of-way of the Southern Pacific near Vail's station. He was brought to Tucson but died in route. He was about 55 years of age and a noted miner and prospector in the Tucson area.
Arizona Daily Star
03 Feb 1908, page 7
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Applications for Headstones in Private Cemeteries, 1909-1924 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that may include the headstone application for William Moran. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
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