E. H. MOORE, only son of Robert Moore, Esq., was born in Wellsburg, April 4, 1814. After preparatory study in the public and private schools of his native town, he entered Washington college in 1833, but on account of illness, was compelled to give up his studies when within a few months of graduation. He soon after began the study of medicine with the late Dr. J. C. Campbell and graduated from the Jefferson Medical college, Philadelphia in 1840. Returning to Wellsburg, he at once entered upon the practice of his profession, and continued it with singleness of purpose and great assiduity until his death, which occurred after but seven hours illness, January 17, 1878. Dr. Moore possessed good natural ability, and was a close student, often sitting up for study until a late hour at night. This habit of study, with close observation at the bed side, rendered him a scientific and skillful physician. He was also an intelligent and refined Christian gentleman, and an active member of the Disciples church. He had gathered around him a large and valuable library, not only of medical but miscellaneous books. He was an ardent admirer of fine paintings and engravings. The surroundings of his home always testified to the inner life and character of the man. Dr. Moore joined the State Medical association, honorary member of the Rush Medical society, and also of the California State Medical society. At the time of his death, Dr. Moore was the recognized head of the medical profession in Brooke County.
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