Biography of William H. Moore
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Moore, William H., was born in the town of Dryden, April 26, 1840, and was educated in Homer and Cortland. After leaving school he took up the shoe trade, coming to Dryden, April 1, 1861. In 1869 he established a business of his own in the manufacture of custom made boots and shoes, together with a general retail trade which he now carries on. His grandfather, Dr. Zopher Moore, came from Vermont and was one of the early settlers of Virgil, Cortland county, being the first postmaster and practicing physician of that place. At the age of twenty three he married Miss Maria Pond, daughter of Timothy Pond of Virgil, late of Dryden, and they are the parents of six children, three sons and three daughters, four of whom are now living, three daughters and one son. The eldest, a son, Charles L Moore, at the age of twenty one obtained a position as superintendent salesman in a large retail shoe house in Cortland, N. Y. where near the end of three years he was taken with typhoid malarial fever brought on by over work, came home and died five days later, September 13, 1888. The eldest daughter, Hattie E. Moore, at the age of eighteen entered upon the vocation of teacher. At the end of three years learning the millinery business which she now carries on. Anna E. Moore, the second daughter, after leaving school and learning the millinery business, at the age of eighteen married Mr. E. B. Briggs, two years later, spring of 1894, removing to Solomon City, Kansas, where she now resides. Victoria, Moore, youngest daughter, after graduating from Dryden Union School and Academy, at the age of sixteen entered Ithaca Conservatory of Music, taking up the study of elocution. After taking two terms, spring of 1894, entering the school of oratory connected with the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N. Y. where she now is. Our subject has spent a life time in the town in which he now lives and has always been known as an active upright business man and has found time to take a deep interest in educational matters.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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