Biography of Charles S. Moore
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Moore, Charles Sturtevant, principal of the New Bedford High School, born in Boston in 1852, was the son of the Rev. E. D. and Harriet J. Moore. His paternal grandfather was Dr. Aaron Moore of Winsted. Conn., and his maternal grandfather, the Rev. Elisha Fiske, for fifty two years the Congregational minister of Wrentham, Mass. His father, a Congregational minister, preached in Kingston, Barre, Natick and Boston, and was the first editor of "The Congregationalist," then known as "The Recorder," and was on the staff of the first anti slavery paper published in Massachusetts. He was on the staff that edited the State republication of the Massachusetts and Old Colony Records. He contributed many of the articles in the "Cyclopedia of Missions," was the author of "Life Scenes in Mission Field," and constant contributor to the Congregationalist and the Evangelist. Mr. Moore's mother was the author of several works which reached their fortieth thousand among them "The Golden Legacy" and "Anna Clayton." She wrote a number of temperance stories which had a large sale and contributed many articles for gift books and for the current periodicals. The Hon. Henry Wilson, when he came to Natick a poor boy, received substantial help and encouragement from the Rev. Mr. Moore, who directed his studies and opened to him his library. Mr. Wilson throughout his public life was a warm friend of the Rev. Mr. Moore and his wife and was a constant visitor in their home. Mr. Moore prepared at the Boston Latin School for Harvard, completing the six years' work in four years. Graduating from Harvard in 1873, he accepted a position in the Private Classical School of Mr. John P. Hopkinson in Boston, where he remained four years. During the first two years, in pursuance of a desire to study medicine, he took several courses in physics and chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and studied in the laboratory of the Harvard Medical School under Prof. Jackson. Deciding, however, to make teaching his life work, he accepted, in 1877, the principalship of the Taunton, Mass., High School, going thence, in 1885, to the head mastership of the Cathedral School of Saint Paul, in Garden City, L. I., an endowed private school upon the model of West Point, where he remained until 1893, when he came to his present position in New Bedford. A member and officer of numerous educational associations, Mr. Moore is the author of many addresses and papers, mainly upon educational topics. For two years he was chairman of a committee of the Massachusetts State Teachers' Association to procure greater uniformity in college admission requirements, and was one of the founders of the Bristol County Teachers' Association. He is second vice.president of the Y. M. C. A., a vestryman of Grace Church and also clerk of the parish: trustee of the Teachers' Annuity Guild and vice president of the Teachers' Benefit Association and member of many literary and religious clubs. Mr. Moore is married and has two daughters.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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