George Moore


GEORGE MOORE, the present postmaster of Steubenville, Oho, was born in Brooke county, Ca. (now West Virginia), February 17, 1850. He was the son of Samuel and Martha (White) Moore, both of whom were also natives of Brooke county, Va., and both were of Irish descent. His father was born October 9, 1809, being the son of John Moore, a native of Ireland. He came to America, located near the present site of Independence, Penn., in which vicinity he spent the remainder of his life. The mother of our subject was born in January, 1826, being the daughter of Robert and Sarah White, both of whom were also natives of Ireland. They also were married in their native country, and emigrated to America and located in Brooke county, Va., in which both spent the rest of their lives. The father of our subject was a millwright by trade, and resided during his entire life in Brooke county, W. Va., his death occurring in 1867. His wife still survives, and at present resides with her son, the subject of this sketch. The latter was reared to manhood in his native country, and very early in life he learned the miller's trade, to which pursuit his attention was chiefly given until he took his present position. At nineteen years of age he removed from Brooke county, W. Va., to Steubenville, Ohio, and he has resided in the latter place ever since. Before coming to Steubenville, he had been tendered a situation with the large milling firm of Raney, Sheal & Co., and it was for the purpose of accepting it that he came. He continued with that firm from 1869 until 1886, beginning as second miller, but shortly after being promoted to the positions of book-keeper and salesman. He had the entire confidence of this well-known firm, and for many years before resigning his position it entrusted to him many important and responsible duties. March 18, 1886, he was appointed postmaster of Steubenville. He was commissioned as such on the 6th day of April following, and he has discharged the duties of that responsible position in an able and eminently satisfactory manner ever since. Mr. Moore wsa married October 8, 1873, to Anna M. Brashear, daughter of Basil and Jane (Glenn) Brashear, formerly of Washington county, Penn. Mrs. Moore was born in that county in 1852. Their marriage has resulted in the birth of five children, as follows: Claude G. Nelson, Ethel, Ada and Frances L., of whom G. Nelson and Frances L. are living. Mr. Moore and wife are members of the Presbyterian church; the former of whom is a member of the Masonic lodge, in which he has attained the degree of Knight Templar. He has filled all the positions in both the blue lodge and chapter, and has held a number of responsible positions in his commandery, being a past recorder and its present prelate. He takes great interest in Masonry and is prominent in the the Masonic circles of the state. In politics he is a democrat., He takes an active part in local politics and uses every honorable instrumentality to promote the welfare of his party. In 1883, he was elected a member of the city council, overcoming a republican majority of 130 and receiving a democratic majority of forty-fice. Mr. Moore is very favorably known both in his city and county, and socially he is very popular.

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