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Marshall Frank Moore
Best known forTerritorial Governor

  Born02/12/1829, Binghamton, Broome County, NY, USA
  Military ServiceEnlisted on 8/20/1861 as a Lieut Colonel. On 8/20/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 17th Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 12/31/1862. On 12/31/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 69th Infantry. He resigned on 11/5/1864. Promotions: Colonel 12/31/1862 (As of 69th OH Inf) Brig-Gen 3/13/1865 by Brevet Major-Gen 3/13/1865 by Brevet
  EducationYale University.
  MarriagesFrances Fanny Van Trump 06/07/1859, Lancaster , Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
  ChildrenMaria Louise Moore, 05/29/1860. Frances Moore, 1865. Thomas Moore, 1867.
  Death02/26/1870, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
  BuriedMasonic Cemetery, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA


  • Attorney. New Orleans.
  • Judge. Court of Common Pleas. Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Prosecuting Attorney. Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Governor. Republican. Washington, Washington Territory. 1867 - 1869. 2 year(s).
Notes:Moore was accompanied to Olympia by his brother-in-law Philemon Beecher Van Trump (1839–1916), also known as P. B. Van Trump, who served as his private secretary. Van Trump and General Hazard Stevens made the first documented successful climb of Mount Rainier on August 17, 1870.



Governors of Washington State by Edmond S. Meany; Territorial Timeline (Washington Secretary of State);