Biography of William W. Moore
Allen County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM W. MOORE, physician and surgeon, was born in Luzerne County, Penn.; son of Elijah and Sarah (Moss) Moore, who reared a family of eleven children, of whom William W. is the sixth. His father, a carpenter and farmer, was in good circumstances until he moved to Ohio. when misfortunes overtook him, at which time the health of William W. became poor, and his father,f earing that the labors of farm life would be too hard for him, gave him his time at the age of fifteen years, advising him to acquire an education, telling William when he needed help to call on him. Accepting his father's advice,oursubjectmanaged to secure sufficient means to enter the academy at Norwalk, Ohio, where he pursued a course of study for about three years. He next devoted himself to the study of medicine with Drs. Cole and Cook, at Monroeville, Ohio, during two years. He then commenced the practice of medicine at Rockport. Ohio. Having spent some two years in the practice of medicine, he next went to Cleveland, and attended the Western Reserve Medical College until finding his funds somewhat exhausted; he then left college and located at Decatur, Adams Co., Ind., where he practiced medicine thirteen years. He subsequently went West. but, his health failing, he came to Allen County in 1873, locating at Beaver Dam, and in 1882 moved to Bluffton, where he still pursues the practice of medicine and surgery. Dr. Moore has been successful as a physician, and though he has met with some business reverses, sustaining heavy losses, he is yet in fair circumstances, and owns some real estate in Bluffton and also in Lima. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he was a Democrat until 1864, since which time he has identified himself with the Republican party.

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