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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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MOORE, W. S., manufacturer and wholesale dealer in tinware; Mr. Moore was born in New York City in November, 1815; came to St. Louis with his parents in January, 1816; lived there until 1832, then went to Springfield, Ill., and made that his home until 1845, then returned to St. Louis; Mr. Moore ran the first two locomotives which were brought to Illinois; he was engaged for fifteen years in steamboating; he was also engaged in tin manufacturing, previous to the great fire in St. Louis about thirty years ago; came to Keokuk in 1855; engaged in present business ever since. Mr. Moore makes and sells more tinware than all the other dealers of Keokuk combined. Last year he sold over 38,000 fruit cans.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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