Fern T. Moore, around the age of 84. Moore, a native of southeast Iowa, graduated from Iowa State College in 1925 and soon began a career as foreman at the O'Neil Dairy in Ames. That same year, he married Bertha Bosma. In 1932, Fern established the Moore Dairy, first on South Kellogg Avenue, and, later, on the corner of Fifth Street and Clark Avenue. He also operated a 90-acre dairy farm on the same property that today  is the site of Moore Memorial Park. The park is on the west end of 24th Street, just north of the Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Fern Moore died in January, 1968. His widow, Bertha Moore, deeded the farm property to the City of Ames when she died in October of 1986. The will stipulated that the City add certain amenities to the park, including a parking lot and a play area. Moore Park was dedicated on June 25, 1992.