William Peter Moriarty was born 22 Jan 1821 at Miami, Claremont, Ohio, the son of Gilbert Burling and Avey (Ranson) Moriarty. At the age of 18, he enlisted in Co. K, 4th US Infantry, serving from Jan 1840 until Mar 1842 at which time he was discharged on account of disability. Married in 1846 to Miss Jenne Eleanor Lathrop, the couple resided in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, moving to Jackson County, Iowa in 1854 where he engaged in the publishing business. From 1855-1857, he was appointed State Printer in Iowa.
In 1861, Mr. Moriarty was commissioned 1st Lieutenant (later Captain) in Company I, 5th Iowa Infantry Regiment and saw service throughout the war. Returning to Jackson County, Iowa after being released from military service, the family moved to Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas in 1872, where Mr. Moriarty purchased and published the “Morris County Republican”. This continued until Mr. Moriarty’s death in Council Grove on 16 Jun 1875, at which time the newspaper passed into the hands of his son.
Nine children were born of this marriage: Pruella (1848- ); William Allen Albert (1848-1928); Francis A. (1851-1930); Kate Arthur (1854-1933); a twin of Kate who died in infancy; Jennie (1857-1937); Elizabeth (1858-1872); Ralph P. (died in infancy); and Minnie L. (1861-1942).
Alfred Jacob Marks.
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