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MEAFORD EXPRESS (1911) - William Moore was born in the Township of East Gwillimsbury, County of York, Upper Canada, on the 14th day of March in 1827. He was the fifth son of Robert Moore, an officer in the British Army and of Maria Yonge, daughter of Colonel Yonge, of Boston, Mass.
   His father Robert Moore, was born in New York State and became a devoted United Empire Loyalist, forsaking home and friends to come to Canada to fight for the British Crown in the War of 1812. The sons and daughters of whom there were eight, were brought up loyal subjects of old England not the least loyal being his son William.
   William received his early education at home from his father and was always of a studious turn of mind showing a special attitude for mathematics and Latin. He afterwards went to Toronto where he was one among the first pupils to attend the Normal School, then under the Principalship of the late Jaffray Robinson. He taught school as a very young man, afterwards giving it up to enter into the General Mercantile and Grain business which he carried on a large scale in Schomberg and Toronto. In 1859 he married Adelia St. Tyson, daughter of the Thomas Wesley and Anne Tyson of Lloydtown. In 1869 he moved to Clarksburg and entered into partnership with his father-in-law under the name of T.W. Tyson & Co. In 1886 he purchased the old Jesse Purdy milling property in Meaford removing there in 1888.
   The business was carried on under the firm name of William Moore and Sons from that date until 1906, when a Joint Stock Company called the Georgian Bay Milling and Power Company was organized with the late William Moore as President. This position he occupied until his death which occurred Tuesday, January 24th, 1911.
   In religion he belonged to the Anglican Church. In politics in early years he was identified with the Liberal party, but in 1878, believing that the National Policy of the Conservative party under Sir John A. MacDonald was the best one for the Country, he voted conservative and has been independent in politics ever since, voting as he believed best. His wife Adelia S. Tyson predeceased him in 1896. The children surviving him are William, Thomas and Walter of Meaford, Mrs. Saunders of Ottawa, and Mrs. T. Plunkett of British Columbia.

Source: Meaford Express

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