The subject of this brief sketch is Albert R. Moore, who has, for the past five years, filled the important office of county clerk of Cloud county. He was born March 30, 1860, in the state of Iowa, his parents moving to Ohio while he was yet a babe. Four years later they emigrated to Missouri, where they remained until October, 1883, when they located in Cloud county, Kansas. His father was a farmer, a native of Iowa, a sojourner in Ohio and Missouri, but settled on a farm in Arion township, Cloud county, Kansas, in November, 1883, where he died ten years later. His mother's maiden name was Kennedy; she was born and reared in the state of Ohio, where she died when Mr. Moore was but three years of age. From this marriage three children were born, Laura B., Albert R. and Alonzo G.
Previous to his election as county clerk, Mr. Moore's entire life was spent upon the farm, where neither time nor opportunity afforded the necessary schooling so needful to the youthful mind. During the political whirlwind that swept Kansas in the early 'nineties and caused such transformation of public sentiment, he studied closely the various problems of general interest and was thoroughly conversant with the most intricate questions of national importance and magnitude. Politically Mr. Moore has always been a Republican, and was nominated by that party and elected in 1897, when his three colleagues were defeated and the opposition party was at its zenith. During his term of office his cheerful, pleasant and obliging manner won for him many new friends, and he was re-elected in 1899 by a much larger majority, while his three political colleagues were again defeated. In the spring of 1900 he was elected a member of the city council, but resigned in a short time that he might devote himself more fully to other important matters.
In December, 1897, Mr. Moore was united in marriage to Millie, the youngest daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Dotson, who emigrated from West Virginia in 1870 and settled on a homestead in Arlon township, Cloud County, Kansas. To Mr. and Mrs. Moore three children have been born, viz: Norman, Ross and Lawrence.
Mr. Moore is also an earnest advocate of Christianity and preaches for the Church of Christ at Concordia, as well as other points. He is one of the few who assisted in the erection of a house of worship in the city of Concordia, which is neither sectional, factional or denominational. This house was built by worshippers alone, for the purpose of worship alone. In business Mr. Moore is clever, progressive and enterprising. He has acquired more than the average degree of knowledge and is a man of recognized ability and authority on various questions of vital interest and importance. In religion he sees no creed but the Bible, no faith but the Christ. In his official capacity he is competent, courteous, kind and obliging, and those who know him best are his warmest friends.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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