Monday, December 1, 2008

Old Settlers in Rich Hill

I found this in the The Old Settlers' History of Bates County, Missouri: From Its First Settlement to the First Day of January, 1900
JNO. D. MOORE, Rich Hill, Mo.
Born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, February 21st, 1855. Came to Missouri in 1858, went to Illinois in 1863 and lived there until 1870 when his family located in Vernon County. Came to Bates County in April, 1877, and took charge of the Rich Hill School (old Rich Hill). Was the Rich Hill correspondent of the Bates County Record in 1877, at which time the coal fields were beginning to attract the attention of capital and the papers were using their best efforts to attract the attention of railroad people to the advantages of a railroad through Bates County.
Farmed in summer and taught school in winter until twenty-five years old. Was principal of the East side school at Rich Hill in 1882-3 and soon after the close of that school year, engaged in the real estate and insurance business at Rich Hill and is still engaged in that business. Vice-President of the Farmers and Manufacturers' Bank and Secretary of the Rich Hill Fair.
Mr. Moore lived in Rich Hill until his Death on Aug 15th 1940,he is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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