Biography of W. S. Moore
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





W. S. MOORE, general life insurance agent, Springfield. Col. William S. Moore, although a new comer to Springfield, is to a certain extent representative because of his energy and enterprise, and his varied career entitles him to unstinted personal mention. He was born in Richmond, Va., May 17, 1846, where his mother still resides; his father has been dead two years; he has an older brother, Josiah L., who is a wholesale grocery merchant in Richmond, Va., and a twin brother, J. C. Moore, doing a dry goods business in Baltimore. The Colonel took a full course at the University of Virginia, and, going to New York Oct 11, 1865, he entered the establishment of A. T. Stewart as salesman, remaining seven months; was then for one year Inspector of the Dry Dock & East Broadway Railroad, after which he spent considerable time traveling, and on his return went to Kansas City, Mo., there representing the old Atlas Life Insurance Company of St. Louis about five years; he then went to Pittsburgh, where he represented the United States Life, continuing in this interest about five years; from there to Cleveland one year as special agent for the company, then returned to New York, after which he made a visit home to Virginia On the 9th of September, 1879, he went to Cincinnati in the interest of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, under L. C Hopkins, General Agent. He came to Dayton, Ohio, in March, 1880, where, meeting Mr. D. F. Harbaugh, Special Agent of the Equitable Life Insurance Society, he took a contract to represent this company as General Agent for Clark, Champaign, Duke, Logan, Miami and Shelby Counties, with headquarters at Springfield, since which time he has done a remarkably fine business, aggregating in the twelve months over $400,000 of insurance, and among his larger policy holders are Ross Mitchell, $40,000; John H. Thomas, $25,000; W. S. Thomas, $25,000; Joseph W. Thomas, $25,000; Charles E. Thomas, $25,000; Edward Wren, $10,000; Clifton M. Nichols, $10,000 - all of Springfield, and George A. Weaver and Lemuel Weaver, of Urbana, the former for $20,000 and the latter for $10,000; besides his $400,000 in the Equitable, he has placed in other companies about $20,000, which the Equitable could not conveniently take. In harmony with the excellent taste that is characteristic of the Equitable in all its branches and departments, Col Moore has one of the most complete and city like offices in Springfield, located in the northeast corner of the new Bookwalter Block, and has been doing the bulk of the life insurance in this section. The Colonel is well adapted for his business, and his wonderful success since coming to Springfield demonstrates that he is a man of push and energy, who is determined to be second to none in his line.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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