Carroll County Biographies


(1846 1935) Lanark Church of the Brethren

Born in Salem, Va., April 8, 1846; son of David Crocket and Sarah Will Moore; married Mary S. Bishop, Urbana, Ill., Dec. 28, 1871; two sons, two daughters; married Phebe A. Brower, Mexico, Ind., Sept. 21, 1889. United Ch. Of B., Cedar County, Mo., 1859; minister, Urbana, Ill., 1869; elder, Lanark, Ill., 1880. Self-educated, having gone to school very little. Painter, 1864-1876. Editor: Brethren At Work, 1876-1883; Gospel Messenger, 1883-1884; 1891-1915. Author: Our Saturday Night, 1911, New Testament Doctrines, 1914; The Boy and the Man, 1923; Some Brethren Pathfinders, 1929. Traveled in Europe and Bible Lands, 1898, and wrote a series of articles concerning the same. Gathered and wrote much about Brethren history, much of which is preserved in the J.H. Moore Memorial Library and Historical Data at the Brethren Publishing House. Strong in the pulpit as well as with the pen and did much to improve the preaching in Northern Illinois. Was considered progressive when he came to Northern Illinois and conservative when he left it for Florida in 1915. A strong factor in building churches in Florida, where he died Dec. 23. Will be remembered as a leader in Annual Conference and one of our ablest editors. [Brethren In Northern Illinois and Wisconsin by John Heckman and J.E. Miller, Brethren Publishing House, Elgin, IL, 1941, pgs. 161, 199, etc.]

Contributed by Carrol Parrish
Photo courtsey of IL GenWeb Ogle County Roger Cramer

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