THOMAS V. MOORE, the leading druggist and groceryman of Portland, Jefferson county, was born at Wheeling, December 18, 1846. His father, Capt. Thomas Moore and wife, Mary E., were natives of West Virginia, as wew also their parents, and were old and honored residents of Wheeling, where they spent the major part of their lives. Their son, Thomas V., received his education in the Wheeling schools, but at an early age, spent years generally devoted to study to occupation at boating, and by his perseverance and manly qualities was rapidly advanced in position, until at the age of nineteen years, he took the wheel of the steamer "Commercial", a responsible post never before attained by one so young. He followed the river as pilot and subsequently as captain, until April, 1889, when he began his present business. In this he has done well. Mr. Moore thought a steadfast democrat in politics, has never held any office. He is a member of the Masonic order, of many years' standing and is highly esteemed by the community. He was married September 2, 1878 to Mary A., daughter of Capt. C. M. and Jane M. Matthews.
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