The cut on page 344 represents the enterprising livery firm of Noe & Moore, formerly known as the "Barons House" barn. (See sketch of S.H. Baron.)
Andrew Noe, the senior member of the firm became associated with C.D. Byrum in the livery business in 1899. In March, two years later, J.R. Ballard purchased the interest of Mr. Byrum and the firm became Noe & Ballard. They were successful and witnessed a steady growth until they received their share of the patronage. In the spring of 1903 Carl Moore bought Ballard's share of the stock and as Noe & Moore, the business will continue to progress, for both are favorably and well known. Mr. Noe, the senior member of the firm, has recently purchased the barn - which is a fine stone structure - of Mrs. F.E. Barons.
Mr. Noe is a native of Ogle county, Illinois, born in 1869, but has been reared in Cloud county, having settled on a farm with his parents, twelve miles south of Concordia, when he was but nine years old. His father, Samuel Noe, still lives on the farm. His mother died in 1899. Mr. Noe was married in 1883 to Etta, a daughter of Otis Kenworthy, a farmer of Smith county. They are the parents of two bright and beautiful children, Lila and Winona. Mr. Noe transcends from a race of divines, both his paternal and maternal grandfathers having been ministers.
Carl Moore, the other member of the firm, is the sheriff of Cloud county, serving his second term. Mr. Moore is one of the best known men in the community. He was under sheriff during the two terms Morrisette was in office. Although born in Whiteside county, Illinois, in 1869, Mr. Moore may be considered a Kansas product, for he came to Cloud county with his parents when but two years old. He is a son of C.F. and M.L. (Curran) Moore, both natives of Ohio, but settled in Illinois soon after the Civil war. His father bought land four miles south of Concordia, but in the latter part of 1880 sold his property there and purchased a farm two miles east of Concordia, where he lived until recently, when he removed to that city.
Mr. Moore became a voter about the time the Populist party was organized and has been an ardent supporter of its principles. He was elected to office by a majority of one hundred and fifty-four and led the ticket by eighty-eight votes. In the last election he was one of the two fusion candidates on the ticket elected. - He had previously served two terms as constable of Concordia and was city marshal for about six months.
The combination of Noe & Moore assures their success, for both are popular and enterprising men. Their stock of roadsters and vehicles is up-to-date and will undoubtedly promote favor and continue to draw large patronage.
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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