Alexander Hamilton Moore, the present mayor of Arkansas City, Kan., is a native of Illinois, having been born in New Windsor, that state, Oct. 11, 1874. His parents, George B. and Mary (Galloway) Moore, were both natives of Illinois, the former born in Center Point, and the latter in Monmouth. George B. Moore, the father, gave four years of loyal service to the Union during the Civil war as a private in the Eighty-third Illinois infantry. After the war he was engaged for some time in the grocery business at New Windsor, Ill., and then came to Kansas, in 1887. He located at Arkansas City and there engaged in the grocery business until 1901, when he retired from active business life. He still resides at Arkansas City. Politically he is a Republican and has served as a member of the Arkansas City council. His religious creed is expressed by membership in the Congregational church, in which he has been a zealous worker for over forty years. George B. Moore is the son of Alexander H. Moore, a farmer by occupation, who became a resident of Illinois when he was a young man, but later came to Arkansas City, Kan., and died in the latter state. The mother of the subject died in 1902. She was the daughter of John Galloway.
Alexander H. Moore was educated in the public schools at New Windsor, Ill., and at Arkansas City, Kan. After completing the high school course he attended a business college at Arkansas City and was subsequently successively employed in a mill, a candy factory and in a grocery store. During a period of five years' service in the last named position he fully mastered all the details and essential points of the grocery business and then became independently established in that business in 1900 at his present location in Arkansas City. Having enjoyed a good business training and being possessed of industry and admirable commercial judgment, his position in the commercial community was soon firmly established and from that time to the present he has enjoyed a constantly growing and prosperous business. He is a stanch adherent to the tenets of the Republican party, in which he takes a loyal interest and has ever been an earnest worker. He has served as a member of the city council six years, or from 1904 to 1911, and has been a ward committeeman since 1908. In 1911 Mr. Moore was elected mayor of Arkansas City to serve two years and has already demonstrated splendid executive ability, and a desire to promote those measures which will conduce to the city's greatest development and the general welfare of its citizens.
On June 30, 1904, Mr. Moore was married to Miss Lena Ames, the daughter of Henry Ames, who removed from Illinois to Kansas about 1870, and died in the latter state, in 1899. Mr. Ames was a farmer by occupation. Mr. Moore is a member of the Congregational church, while his wife is a member of the Presbyterian church, and both are among the most esteemed and highly respected citizens of the city.Pages 1317-1318 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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