from reprint of Â“Clarke County HistoryÂ”, Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886. p. 93
EMMOR J. MOORE, one of the most enterprising and successful raisers of thorough-bred cattle, and a public-spirited citizen of Washington Township, is a native of Delaware, born November 1, 1852, a son of Enoch and Hannah Moore. When two years of age he was taken by his parents to Chester County, Pennsylvania, and there his boyhood days were passed on a farm, and in attending the common schools of his neighborhood. He then attended Eaton Institute three and a half years, after which he entered the State Normal at Millersville, Pennsylvania, where he pursued his studies for two years.
After finishing his education he began teaching school and followed the teacherÂ’s profession successfully for two years. He then became manager for a coal and lumber yard, and later was employed as ticket and freight agent, bookkeeper and telegraph operator by the Wilmington & Western Railroad Company. He then began trading in stock, shipping from the southern and middle States to eastern cities. His father being an extensive shipper and trader, imbued him with the same enterprising spirit, and for three years he devoted his time to this enterprise.
In the spring of 1876 he came to Clarke County,Iowa, and liking the country he determined to settle here permanently. He then began farming and raising cattle, and from time to time added to his original small farm till he now owns 592 acres of choice land, located on sections 1, 2, and 11. He is now devoting his attention to raising short-horn cattle, and has on his farm some fine thorough breds, his herd numbering seventy-five head, most of them being recorded and some being imported. He is also engaged in raising fine horses of the Norman grade, and for this enterprise Mr. Moore deserves much credit. His cattle sheds are extensive, and afford the best of shelter for is cattle during the winter months. He is a thorough, practical farmer, and has on his farm all the latest improved machinery. nearly all of the grinding and shelling of his corn is done by a large wind mill which he had built on the top of his granary.
Mr. Moore was united in marriage in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1878, to Miss Lucy Bennett, a daughter of Charles Bennett, a resident of that county. They are the parents of two children--Lucy A. and Leona. Mr. Moore has always taken an active interest in every enterprise calculated to promote the public welfare. He has always taken a prominent position in the community, and has gained the confidence and respect of all who know him.