Biography of Clement V. Moore
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Clement V. Moore. - High achievement marked the career of Clement V. Moore, deceased, who served as president of The Canal Winchester Bank for many years. He was born on the old Moore homestead in Fairfield County, Ohio, February 17, 1864, the son of Irvin and Mary (Kramer) Moore.

Irvin Moore was born in Fairfield County, on the land which was settled by his father, Levi Moore, who came to Ohio from Maryland in 1797. The Moore family is recognized as one of the pioneer families of this section and has taken a prominent and active part in the social and civic life of the community for many generations. Irvin Moore, like his father, became a successful farmer, and was also interested in business, being president of the Canal Winchester Bank for several years. He was also county commissioner of Fairfield County. He was a supporter of Otterbein College and it was largely through his efforts and financial support that the university survived several critical stages in its early history. To Irvin and Mary (Kramer) Moore were born three children: Elmine Sarber, who died in 1927; John L., farmer, lives in Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio; and Clement V., the subject of this sketch.

The boyhood of Clement V. Moore was spent on his father's farm and he received his early education in the Moore school in Bloom Township. He was a member of the first graduating class of Canal Winchester High School and subsequently attended the normal school at Pleasantville, Ohio, and Ada, Ohio. He taught school for one year at that place and in 1888 became identified with the Canal Winchester Bank as teller. At that time his father held the office of president. Mr. Moore later became cashier of the institution and in 1908 was elected to the office of president, in which capacity he served until the date of his death, February 26. 1929. He served as president of the local school board for fifteen years and was also the first president of the Franklin County Board of Education. It may be truly said of Mr. Moore that he did more to further education in this community than any other citizen of his time.

Mr. Moore married Miss Anna Lehman, of Canal Winchester, born in 1869, the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Detwiler) Lehman, natives of Pennsylvania, both now deceased. They are buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Moore: Lawrence L., farmer and director of the Canal Winchester Bank, lives on the old Moore homestead; and Warren J., unmarried. He is president of the Canal Winchester Bank, having succeeded to that office at the death of his father; Esther L., wife of T. E. Klepinger, Chillicothe, Ohio, and John Stanley, student at Otterbein College. Warren J. Moore attended the public schools of Canal Winchester, Otterbein College, and Ohio State University. He has been identified with the Canal Winchester Bank since 1921.

Mr. Moore was independent in politics. He held membership in the United Brethren Church, and was a prominent member of the Masonic Lodge. He also belonged to the Knights of Pythias.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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