A F MOORE
A. F. Moore occupies an enviable position in the financial circles of northeastern Kansas, being the vice-president of the Horton Bank, one of the reliable financial institutions in this section of the state. He is also a prominent stock man in Mission township, Brown county.
He was born in Carroll county, Ohio, near Carrollton, on the 13th of February, 1839, and is a representative of a highly respected family. His father, William Moore, was born in Dublin, Ireland, was of Scotch-Irish lineage and represented a family of Protestant faith. Having come to the new world he was married, in Carroll county, Ohio, to Mrs. Jane Stewart, who was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, a daughter of John and Levina Danley. Mr. and Mrs. Moore became the parents of four children:
W. J., who was for many years a prominent citizen of Brown county and at one time the owner of the Lodianna farm near Horton, now owned by John Brownlee, is a resident of Houston, Texas; A. F. is the next of the family; Jonathan died in 1869, leaving a widow, who has since died, and one child, Lilian, who is now in Colorado; and David died in Mission township, Brown county, leaving a widow, who resides in Kansas City, and five children. One of his sons, John, is the superintendent of the county poor farm. The father, William Moore, died at the age of sixty-one years. His political support was given the Whig party until its dissolution, when he joined the Republican party. He was a member of the Methodist church and his wife belonged to the Presbyterian church. Long surviving her husband, she reached the advanced age of eighty-seven years.
A. F. Moore, whose name introduces this review, was but a small lad when, in 1850, he accompanied his parents on their removal westward, the family locating in Fulton county, Illinois. The country was then new and sparsely settled. He secured a good education and afterward spent some years as a traveling salesman, representing a general hardware and implement firm in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. He was married, October 16, 1866, in Monmouth, Illinois, to Miss Martha J. Brownlee, who was born, reared and educated in Marion county, Ohio, and became a successful and popular teacher. Unto our subject and his wife have been born three children: Frances E., the wife of Philip Ozman, of Straight creek, Jackson county; W. A., who is now in Wyoming; and Maud M., at home.
For some years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Moore resided in Fulton county, Illinois, and in 1867 came to Kansas. Mr. Moore now owns a valuable farm of four hundred acres in Mission township, Brown county, and raises a high grade of cattle and horses. He has one hundred and forty head of cattle and twenty horses, and in the careful and honorable conduct of his business affairs he has won creditable success. In politics he is a Republican, supporting the party since casting his first vote for Lincoln in 1860. On that ticket he was elected county commissioner for a three years' term and served as chairman of the board, winning high commendation by the able manner in which he discharged his duties. He was also township road overseer for fifteen years. Honored and respected throughout the community, he is popular among its citizens and in this volume he well deserves mention.