The Times/1909/Obituary/Arthur William Moore

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Mr. A. W. Moore

Mr. Arthur William Moore, C.V.O., Speaker of the House of Keys, died at his residence, Woodbourne, Douglas, early yesterday morning.

Mr. Moore, who came of an old Manx family, was born in 1853, and was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was bracketed first in the first class of the History Tripos. He also gained his "Blue" for Rugby football, and was an oarsman of some repute. He was elected to teh House of Keys in 1881, and retained his seat until the end of his career. In 1898 he succeeded the late Sir John Goldie-Taubman as Speaker, and served on various Manx Government boards, He took a prominent part in furthering the movement, still in progress, for reforming the Manx Constitution, and on several occasions defended the privileges of the House of Keys when he considered that they were assailed by the Governors of the island. He published several works on the climatology and meteorology of the Isle of Man, and was also the author of "The History of the Isle of Man," "Manx Surnames and Place Names," "Manx Folk-Lore," "Manx Ballads and Music," and other books concerning the island. In 1902, the King, while on a visit to the island, conferred upon him the Commandership of the Victorian Order. He married in 1887, Louisa Elizabeth Wynn Hughes-James, second daughter of the late Archdeacon of Man.

The funeral takes place on Monday.

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