|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1821|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1886|
OBITUARY--George B. Moore
George B. Moore, who died at Ellettsville, Sept. 26, was a leading merchant of that place, and one of the most solid, as well as honorable, citizens of the county. He had been suffering for a year with a disease of the bladder, which finally ended in his death. Mr. Moore was a firm Democrat and took much interest in the success of his party. In 1878 he was a candidate for County Commissioner, and that we believe, was the only office for which he was ever before the public. The community about Ellettsville will feel his loss severely.
George B. Moore, merchant, was a native of Monroe County, was born March 1st 1821, and is the third son of John and Jane (Dowell) moore, both natives of North Carolina. John Moore was a farmer and wagon maker. He moved hither in 1820; soon after went back to the East, but came again to this state, made a home for his family and finished his course of life. George B. Moore was reared a farmer, and received but twelve months' schooling. When eighteen years of age he began working for himself as a farmer, but after three years became a clerk at Mt. Tabor, and in 1850 commenced merchantile business at Spencer, from which point he moved to Santa Fe, where he continued in success for eight years. He then sold his property and removed his stock to Ellettsville. Mr. Moore has been married twice--first, he wedded Mary Steffey, who died in 1865, leaving three out of five children--George B., Elvira J., and Oscar Franklin; he wedded, second, in 1867, Mrs. Nancy J. Steele, formerly of Owen County.
Found in Bloomington, Indiana at Monroe County Historical Society:
Mary Ann Steffy Moore (1826 - 1865)*
James H Moore (1843 - 1905)*
Isora A Moore McHenry (1849 - 1876)*
George B Moore (1857 - 1911)*
Oscar Franklin Moore (1860 - 1929)*
Oh, Death, where is thy sting
Oh, Grave, where is thy victory
Note: Same stone with Mary A. (Steffy) Moore & Nancy Jane (Steele) Moore.
Created by: Ron
Record added: Aug 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28919925
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