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BIOS: Polk County 1880 Beaver Township Biographies, Polk County, Iowa
MOORE, S. S.-Of the firm of S. S. Moore & Son, dealers in
general merchandise, Mitchellville.
Was born October 30,1816, in Lancaster county,
Pennsylvania, and when very young was taken
by his parents to Ohio, where he was raised and educated.
He followed farming and stock-raising
for sixteen years while in that State and in 1856 he came to
Iowa, locating in Cedar county. There
he bought a farm and worked it three years, when he moved
to Muscatine and went into the
grocery business, and after a while added hardware to his
stock. This business he followed until
1862, when he moved to Brooklyn, Poweshiek county, and
formed a partnership with J. B. Overman
in the grocery and hardware business, to which he added
agricultural implements, etc., and
continued the same until 1868, when he sold out and went
into the grain trade. He built the
Union Grange Elevator in that place and operated the same
about one year. In November, 1870,
he came to this place and opened a lumber yard, building
the first elevator in the city in
company with his son, Henry. Two years later they sold the
elevator and opened a general store,
which they still own.
They carry a full stock in their line and enjoy a good trade.
March 20, 1838, he married Miss
Elinor Worrall, a native of Harrison county, Ohio. They have
four children living: Martha A.
(wife of John R. Gill, of Prairie City; Priscilla G. (wife of
Benjamin Cook, of Nebraska), William
Henry and Barrett E. Have lost three. Mr. Moore has held all
the offices in the township and has
been justice of the peace for many years.
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