Biography - GEORGE O. MOORE

Geo. O. Moore was born December 1, 1858, on a farm near Muncie, Indiana. He is the third child of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Moore, and migrated with them to Douglas county when only five years old, locating near the county seat, Tuscola. His early education was attained in the schools of Tuscola and adjoining districts. He also took a classical and scientific course in the Normal College at Danville, Indiana, from which he graduated in 1881, paying his tuition and way through the school by the sweat of his brow as janitor. He was principal of the schools at Russellville, Indiana, in 1882, giving entire satisfaction. He then held the chairs of music and higher mathematics in the Campbell Normal University at Holton, Kansas, in 1883. In August of the same year he went to Troy, Ohio, where he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Lillie Conway, a resident of that city, whose acquaintance he had formed at college. He and his amiable wife took up their abode at Middleton, Virginia, where Mr. Moore had accepted the associate principalship of the Shenandoah Normal College, which position he held for three years. Owing to the declining of his wife's health Mr. Moore returned to Illinois, stopping at Tuscola, where Mrs. Moore passed away in August of the same year. To this union was born one son, Louis C. In the fall of 1886 he accepted the principalship of the Newman schools, which he held for three years. In the spring of 1890, being solicited by his many friends, he made the race for the Republican nomination for superintendent of schools of Douglas county.

Extracted 03 Apr 2020 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 269-270.

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