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Henry G. Moore
Born September 7, 1842


A veteran of the Civil war and one of the venerable and highly respected citizens of Storm Lake, Beuena Vista county, is Henry G. Moore, who, after a long, active and successful life as a farmer, is now retired and is spending the golden sunset of his life in his comfortable home in Storm Lake. Mr. Moore was born in Pennsylvania on the 7th of September, 1842, and is a son of Henry and Margaret Moore, also natives of Pennsylvania. In 1857 they moved to Iowa, first locating in Davenport, from which place they later went by team to Jones county, Iowa, where the father bought a farm. Later he sold that place and went to Linn county, where he settled on another farm and there he and his wife spent their remaining years.
Henry G. Moore attended public schools of his native state and was about fifteen years of age when the family migrated westward. He remained with his father until August 5, 1863, when he enlisted in Company K, Eighth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, with which he served until the close of the war, escaping without injury, and was mustered out at Macon, Georgia, and honorably discharged at Clinton, Iowa. He served as corporal and then as sergeant. He then returned to Jones county, where he went to work on a farm, remaining there until 1868, when he came to Buena Vista county and bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in Hayes township. During the ensuing forty years he devoted himself closely to the cultivation of this place, which he developed into one of the best farms in that locality, and in 1909 he retired from active farm work and moved into Storm Lake, where he now lives. He still owns his farm of one hundred and sixty acres, and also owns one hundred and sixty acres of land in Oklahoma.
On April 29, 1872, Mr. Moore was united in marriage to Miss Helen Scott, who was born in Orleans county, New York, October 8, 1853, a daughter of John and Sarah Scott, both of whom were natives of Scotland. They came to the United States in an early day, locating first in New York, but later moved to Dallas county, Iowa, where the father's death occurred, and the mother afterwards went to Miller, South Dakota, where her death occurred. Of the eleven children born to this worthy couple, Mrs. Helen Moore was the fourth in order of birth and six of them are living. To Mr. and Mrs. Moore have been born six children, as follows: Ulysses W., deceased; Florence, the wife of John Henry, who died in 1910 leaving two daughters, Edith and Irene Moore, now young college students; Maude, wife of David Boyce; and Mae, the wife of E. S. Leggett. Mr. Moore and his wife have long been earnest members of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Storm Lake. Politically he is a stanch supporter of the republican party and was in former years very active in local public affairs, having served as assessor and as school treasurer for fifteen years. He is a member of Baker Post, No. 80, Grand Army of the Republic. Throughout his entire life he has been as true and loyal to his country and her interests in days of peace as when he followed the nation's starry banner on the battlefields of the south.

Source: Northwestern Iowa, Its History and Tradition, Volume II, 1804-1926.
Submitted by: Debbie Gerischer

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