Submitted by Marrie Miller
Having just reached the noon of life, with all his faculties in full vigor, his hopes still aspiring, his worldly state well established and his place in the regard and confidence of his fellowmen secure, Charles A Moyer of Crook county, not far from Gillette, may confidently look forward to many years of usefulness and prosperity in the state of his adoption, in which he has passed a third of his useful life. His native heath is Mercer county, Pa, where he was born on September 3, 1852, and where his parents, Levi and Elvina (Diefenderfer) Moyer, lived and prospered, as farmers do in that favored section, grew old and died in the fullness of years, the mother in 1897 and the father in 1901. Charles A Moyer was educated in the schools of his native county and remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, giving a portion of his spare time to the diligent study of telegraphy, and afterwards practiced the art in Pennsylvania for two or three years, in 1876 going to Long Island where he was a telegraphic operator for a railroad company until 1879 when he secured a similar position on one of the elevated roads in New York city, and remaining in this employment until 1884 then resigning his position on account of ill health and making a visit to his parents at his old home. The next summer he yielded to a longing for the free and open life of the western plains and came to Wyoming, settling in Crook county, where he took up land seven miles northeast of Gillette and started an industry in raising horses which he conducted until 1900, changing then from horses to cattle and he has since continued in that line. His ranch consists of 800 acres of good land, eligibly located at the head of Little Powder River, which has its rise on his land. He has also a large body of leased land, and is provided with good buildings and other appurtenances for his business. His herd is large and of superior quality, his business methods are practical, progressive and satisfactory, and his name is a household word throughout his portion of the state. On December 5, 1900, he was united in marriage at Gillette, Wyo, with Miss Luella Hadley, a native of Tipton county, Indiana. They have one child, named Leslie F. Mr Moyer is a Democrat in political faith and while a firm believer in the principles and policies of his party and deeply interested in its success, he is not partisan where the welfare of the community is at stake and never gives up to party the energies which were meant for the general weal and the good of humanity.
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