Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 649] a leading jeweler of the city of New Castle, was born in the above place. He was brought up and educated in New Castle, and at the age of eighteen started for himself, serving an apprenticeship as a jeweler; he was soon a competent workman, and, possessing considerable means, he opened a jewelry store in New Castle, and now occupies a store at the corner of North Mercer and East Falls streets. Pleasant and engaging in his manners, and a general favorite because of his honorable and liberal way of dealing with all of his customers, he has built up a large and flourishing trade.

Our subject is a son of Jacob B. Moore, grandson of Adam Moore, and great-grandson of John Moore. Adam Moore followed the pursuits of agriculture for a livelihood. He married Elizabeth Book; his death took place at the age of thirty-five; his widow survived him many years, being finally laid to rest at the age of sixty-five. Their children were: John R.; Jessie; Jacob B.; Adam, Jr.; and Leander.

Jacob Moore was a nailer by trade and followed the same in the nail mills of New Castle much of his life. He married Jemima Cotton, and the children born to them were: Eva A. (Brown); Edwin D., our subject; Lucy M. (Thalimer); Alfred C.; and Howard F., deceased. The family were Presbyterians in their religious belief, and our subject's father was a Republican politically.

Edwin D. Moore married, in 1882, Lizzie Armstrong, daughter of J. H. Armstrong of New Castle. Our subject is a member of a local lodge F. & A. M., and also belongs to the Knights of Pythias organization. The family are firm in their attachment to the Presbyterian Church.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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