John Moore

History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 453, Astoria Township
  John Moore, of the well-known firm of Moore Bros. & Co., proprietors of the Astoria Spoke and Hub Factory, is a native of Kentucky, where he was born Oct. 30, 1831. His father, Joab Moore, was born in the same state and came to Ill. when John was only two years old. He located in Schuyler Co., where both his father and mother passed the remainder of their days. On attaining his majority, John became employed in a saw-mill, and there gained much of the experience that enables him successfully to conduct his present large business. In 1852 he was united in marriage with Miss Maria Chipman. For 15 years Mr. M. was engaged in the lumber trade in Schuyler Co., and for 5 years ran a saw-mill in McDonough; also had an interest in a flouring mill. He came to Astoria 7 years ago, and formed a partnership with John Lovell and built the present factory. At the end of 3 years Mr. L. retired from the firm, and since then he has admitted as partners L. H. Moore and Jesse Siever. Their mill building is 24x70 with a shed 16x50 feet. This is the only mill of the kind in the Co. Last year they built an addition to the saw-mill, a spoke factory 36x70, with a shed 20x70 feet.
  submitted by Carla Finley

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