The grave marker for Thomas E. Moore, a 7-year-old boy who died in 1903 of dropsy, an old term that today could be identified as edema due to congestive heart failure. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on July 7, 1903, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 3.

Thomas, the 7-year-old son of Mrs. Bunker, died at the family home in this city Friday afternoon, of dropsy. Funeral services were conducted, Saturday afternoon by Rev. F.L. Moore, and the little body was laid to rest in Newton cemetery, by the side of its father, the late J.J. Moore, who was drowned in the Willamette.

Published as it appeared on July 8, 1903, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 2.

Thomas Edgar Moore died Friday of dropsy and rheumatism at the home of his mother, Mrs. Bunker, in Job’s addition. He was aged seven years and seven months. The funeral occurred Saturday, and the interment was in Newton cemetery, beside the grave of the dead child’s father, Jas. A. Moore, who was drowned in the Willamette last year. The service was conducted by Rev. Frank. L. Moore. The child was ill five weeks.