Lee County Biography


Dr. A. F. Moore, president of the Lee County Medical Society and a practitioner in Dixon since 1895, was born in Polo, Illinois, in 1867, a son of A. F. and Maria (Cutts) Moore, the father a native of New Hampshire, the mother of Maine. Coming to Illinois in 1848, they settled at Buffalo Grove and subsequently removed to Polo. The father was a farmer by occupation, devoting his entire life to the work of tilling the soil.

At the usual age Dr. J. Moore entered the public schools of his native town and then, in preparation for the practice of medicine, entered the Marion-Suns Medical College at St. Louis, in which he completed the full course, being graduated with the class of 1895. Immediately afterward he came to Dixon, opened an office in this city and has since been engaged in general practice here. He manifests the utmost care in the preparation of his cases, his diagnosis is accurate and his sagacity keen. He is continually promoting his knowledge through reading and study and no professional subject can be broached upon which he cannot express an intelligent opinion.

On the 21st of January, 1902, was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Moore and Miss Frances Craig Smith, of Cheboygan, Michigan, who died on the 19th of September, 1909. The Doctor's fraternal relations are with the Modern Woodmen of America, the Masonic fraternity and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is well known in the military circles of the state as surgeon of the Third Brigade of the Illinois National Guard and as a member of the staff of Brigadier General Edward Kittleson of Moline. Politically Dr. Moore is a republican, but his professional duties leave him no time for activity along that line. His standing among his professional brethren is high, as is indicated in the fact that he is now president of the Lee County Medical Society. He is a member of the Illinois State Medical Society, the North Central Medical Society, the American Medical Association and Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. In addition to his private practice he is acting as surgeon for the Northwestern Railway and his ability in both medical and surgical practice has carried him far beyond the point of mediocrity, gaining him a place in the front rank among Lee county's physicians.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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