“Samuel A. Moore was born Dec. 15, 1866 in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Turner G. and Jennie (Whitsitt) Moore. He received his education in the public schools of Tennessee and on August 1, 1884 began work for the N.C. & St. L. Railway and worked with them in various capacities for over Fifty Years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gadsden, Alabama. On January 29, 1889 at Starkville, Mississippi, he married Miss Lula Watson and to them was born two daughters, Jennie (deceased before 1933)and Lucie.
Samuel A. Moore was initiated in Marshal Lodge No. 209 of Guntersville, Alabama on October 17, 1911, passed Dec. 19, 1911, and raised January 30, 1912. He demitted from this Lodge on May 28, 1912 and affiliated with Gadsden Lodge No. 236 of Gadsden, Alabama June 11, 1912 where he served as Worshipful Master for the year 1914.
He was a member of Birmingham Lodge of Perfection, A.A.S.R. of Birmingham, Alabama, and a member of Zamora Temple A.A.O.N. M.S. of Birmingham, Alabama. He was also a member of Queen City Chapter No. 135, O.E.S. of Gadsden, Alabama, and served this Chapter as Worthy Patron in 1914. He also served the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Alabama as Grand Patron in 1918. On March 6, 1919, he received the Mark Master and Past Master degrees in Coosa Chapter No. 86 of Gadsden Alabama and Most Excellent Master April 17, 1919 and Royal Arch April 26, 1919. He received the Cryptic Degrees in Gadsden Council No. 56, R.& S. M. of Gadsden, Alabama on May 26, 1919. Bro. Moore was knighted in Etowah Commandery No. 15, Knights Templar, of Gadsden, Alabama March 5, 1920. He was a member of Birmingham Lodge of Perfection, A. A. S. R of Birmingham, Alabama and a member of Zamora Temple A.A. O. N. M. S. of Birmingham, Alabama.
In the Grand Lodge of Alabama, he first served as District Lecturer, then as a member of the Committee on Work and afterwards as Chairman of this Committee. On Dec. 7, 1927, he was elected Junior Grand Warden, was regularly advanced and on Dec. 6, 1933, was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master, being re-elected on Dec. 5, 1934.
Brother Moore was esteemed and respected by his fellow citizens and was beloved by all who knew him for his genial and friendly disposition, quiet dignity, splendid efficiency and his steadfast adherence to the principles of our Order and unfailing devotion to its best interests.”
[Eastern 213] [1934 Pro] [Grand Masters of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons The State of Alabama 1821-2008 by Donna R. Causey]