Louis W. Moore. - Highly esteemed among the successful and widely known business men of Watertown was the late
Louis W. Moore. He was born in Watertown, Aug. 27, 1873, the son of William and Etta (Gennett) Moore.
William Harvey Moore was a prosperous merchant of Schenectady and Watertown where he was connected with the 5 and
10 cent stores until 1912 when it was merged with the F. W. Woolworth Company. Mr. Moore died in 1916 and his wife
died in 1899. Both are buried at Watertown. Hiram Moore, the paternal grandfather of Louis W. Moore, engaged in
the railroad business and ran the first train north of Saratoga over what is now the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
Louis W. Moore was educated in the public schools of Watertown, and throughout his business career was identified
with the store which was founded by his father until it was merged with the F. W. Woolworth Company in 1912. He
was a heavy stockholder in the latter company and maintained his office in the Woolworth Building. Mr. Moore died
April 6, 1931.
On April 10, 1915, Mr. Moore was united in marriage with Miss Rae Willard, the daughter of Dr. E. S. and Clara
(Rasay) Willard. A complete sketch of Dr. Willard appears elsewhere in this history. To Mr. and Mrs. Moore two
sons were born: William Edward and Frederick Willard, both students.
Mr. Moore was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and for many years was treasurer of the Sunday School,
and served on the Board of Managers. He was a member of the Rotary Club, and attended many International Rotary
Conventions. He was a member and had served as treasurer of the Crescent Yacht Club; a member of the Black River
Valley Club; Past Sachem of Ongpatonga Tribe, No. 340, Improved Order of Redmen, and for 15 years was collector
of Wampum for the tribe. He was a former director of the Hyde Metal Boat Company. He served on the board of Managers
of the House of Good Samaritan and was president of the Watertown Specialty Company.
Mr. Moore's summer home was at Point Salubrious.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Jefferson County, NY
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