Secret Service Agents Robert A. Steuart and Elmer W Moore

Dallas Morning News, page 3
January 6, 1966
Secret Service
Steuart Retires as Agent
After 32 years of colorful service as a Secret Service agent,
Robert A. Steuart, who helped crack the Dallas Red Fox forgery
ring that sent 26 to prison, announced his retirement Wednesday.
Steuart was assistant special agent in charge of the Dallas district
under Forrest V. Sorrels. During his years of service, he had two
special assignments to Puerto Rico, was body guard to
Mme Chiang-Kai-shek, and with Fort Worth police broke up a
large counterfeiting ring, seizing plates and about $40,000 in
spurious $20 notes.
But most notable was his work in 1958, together with that
of postal inspectors, in cracking the Red Fox gang, that stole,
forged and passed thousands of dollars in government checks.
The gang had rubber stamps made to raise the amounts on checks
stolen from Dallas mail boxes. Some of the mob would steal the
checks, others would forge them and still others would pass them.
During World War II, Steuart served with Army Intelligence in the
Eighth Service Command
He tracked down an employee that had been writing threatening
letters to the commanding general and worked with balloons
launched in Japan that carried incendiary or anti-personnel
bombs, some of which landed in Texas. Steuart joined the Secret
Service in St. Louis in 1933. He worked in Cincinatti, Richmond,
Va., Memphis and Los Angeles prior to coming to the Dallas
office in 1957. Steuart said he had no immediate plans for the
future, but expects to make his home in Dallas.

Dallas Morning News, The (TX) – August 21, 2005
STEUART,, KATHERINE LUCILE (JONAS) 94, a resident of Dallas for the past 60 years went to be with our Lord on August 16, 2005. She was born on January 21, 1911 in Salem, West Virginia. Katherine graduated from what was then known as Salem High School in 1929. She then attended Salem College for 2 years. In the winter of 1945, Katherine was employed by Western Union Telegraph Company as a clerk operator and office manager. She then moved to Dallas in the Summer of 1945 with her son Norman to reunite the family with her husband James who had relocated here to accept a job in the defense industry. Katherine continued to work for Western Union Telegraph Company until her retirement in 1972. Katherine was a devout Christian and member of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church for 60 years. She belonged to the Lillian Tate Class and volunteered for many church activities as well as a volunteer for the Visiting Nurse Association. She is preceded in death by her husband James C. Jonas who was employed by Braniff International Airlines for 37 years; she later married Robert A. Steuart, who was employed for approximately 20 years as a Secret Service Officer; parents, Rex and Mary McQuaid; sister, Helen Hutson; brothers, Joe McQuaid and Lynn McQuaid. Katherine is survived by her only son, Norman M. Jonas and wife Elizabeth of Dallas, TX; sisters, June Usher of Monterey, CA, Frances Stutler of Belpre, OH and Alice Hopkins of Zephyrhills, FL; brother, William McQuaid of Salem, WV; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She will truly be missed by those who knew her and whom she touched in her special caring way. Services will be 10:00AM, Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219, Rev. Michael A House officiating. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, Monday, August 22, 2005 at Restland Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 Carpenter Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Honorary pallbearers will be her long time associates from Western Union Telegraph Company, J.A. Summers, Herbert B. Bays, R.D. Reding, Lowell D. Gaston and long time friends Dr. Ed Crow Miller and Jim Strunk. Pallbearers are Rev. Michael A. House with remaining to be decided. Restland 972-238-7111 OB6 Obituaries, Notices

obiturary in the Seattle Post Intelligencer on Dec. 14, 2001 –

Elmer W. Moore, 92, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2001 in Yakima,
. Elmer was born March 17, 1909, in San Jose, calif, and grew up
in Palo Atto, CA. He received his BS in 1934 at the University of San
Francisco. In 1941, he was awarded his BA, with distinction, in Police
Science at San Jose State College. Elmer began his law enforcement career in
1939 with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. He was appointed a
Special Agent in the US Secret Service in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, he served
in the US Coast Guard Intelligence. In 1945, he returned to the US Secret
Service and proudly served is country and 7 presidents, until his retirement
in 1976. In a Coast Guard report, Elmer was described as “being a man of
good character and loyalty, being worthy of confidence.” Until the end,
Elmer was such a man. Survivors include sister, Mildred Fox; daughters
Marian E. Flory and husband Michael, Martha E. Moore, and Maureen Marshall;
two granddaughters, Ria and Hannah Marshall; cousin Marcella Jacobson; many
beloved nieces and nephews; and especially good friends Doug Duncan, Joe
Huhn, and Floyd Flory. Elmer was preceeded in death by his wife Marian;
parents Lavern and May; and brothers Donald and Lavern. Graveside memorial
was held at Alta Mesa cemetery, Palo Alto, CA. Memorials are suggested to
the Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Service Scholarship and
Crisis Funds.


About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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