Biography of George B. Moore, Sr.
Rush County, IN Biographies





GEORGE B. MOORE, SR., a retired farmer of Posey township and a well known citizen of Rush county, was born in Posey township on August 20, 1844, and is a son of James and Mary (Haywood) Moore, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Tennessee. James Moore was a farmer by vocation and for many years followed that line of work in Posey township, where he owned eighty acres of land. He was the father of four children, John W., Martha A., both of whom are deceased, Henry W. and George B. The subject of this review received his elementary education in the Offutt school house in Posey township, and on the completion of his studies he devoted his energies and activities to the home farm, working for his mother until her death. He then bought out the interests of the other heirs in the home farm and has since continued to make that his home. being thus numbered among the oldest continuous residents of Posey township. He gave his active attention to the operation of the farm until 1902, when he retired from labor and moved to Rushville, having rented the farm. He remained in Rushville until after the death of his wife in 1913, when he moved back to the farm and is now living there. On November 28, 1891, Mr. Moore was married to Lillie Foster, a native of the state of Illinois, but who was educated in the schools of Rushville township, this county. She was the daughter of William and Margaret (Wheid) Foster and her union with Mr. Moore was a most happy and congenial one. Her death occurred on May 8, 1913, and her remains lie in the Arlington cemetery. Mr. Moore is a member of the Christian church at Arlington, while in politics he is a firm supporter of the Democratic party. He has always been known as a man of excellent qualities of character, who, by years of indefatigable labor and honest effort, not only acquired a well merited prosperity, but also richly earned the highest esteem of all with whom he has been associated.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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