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FORREST D. GORE. There is a well known aphorism that blood will tell. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is a worthy representative of a family that for years has been distinguished by virtue of the intellectual superiority, mental vigor and business capacity and push of its members. He is a son of the Hon. David and Cindrella (Keller) Gore of Carlinville, the former of whom is a man noted for his broad intellectuality, and the prominent position he has successfully filled in public life.
Our subject was born in Chesterfield, Macoupin County, October 1, 1854, and is now a resident on his farm in Nilwood Township his place being located on section 4. He passed the early years of his life in his native township and until seven years of age, when his parents moved to Carlinville, where he grew to manhood. There he passed his years as do most of the village lads, engaged in school life and the sports of boyhood, until he reached mature years when life was serious before him, and he began to think of making himself a home. He was married at his home in Carlinville, November 30, 1880, to Miss Carrie Bird, the eldest daughter of Joseph Bird, of Carlinville. She was a native of Macoupin County, where she was born August 17, 1866.
The young couple set up housekeeping in the village where their marriage took place and there remained for four years. September 1884, he removed to Nilwood Township, and settled on section 4, where he has ever since been a resident. He has always devoted himself to agricultural pursuits and owns a fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres on which are a series of building that speak well in appointment and convenience, of the judgment and taste of their owner.
Mr. and Mrs. Gore are the parents of three sons and one daughter. They are, Forrest Bird, Victor Morris, Joseph Herald, Glayds Isabella. In politics Mr. Gore is an uncomprising Democrat. Our subject is an enterprising, vigorous man. He is a lover of home and family and on all sides in his house can be seen evidence of culture and refinement. Mrs. Gore is a woman of unusual personal attraction, and while devoted to her family, is the center of the social life in her neighborhood. She dispenses with rare grace, the hospitality of their home and happy is the stranger who gains entrance into that home.