Dr. Raymond W. Moore, the well known physician of Arcadia, Kansas, has attained a high rank in his profession during the few years since his technical preparation was concluded, and he enjoys an especially wide range of influence and patronage about Arcadia. He has established himself as the trusted family doctor in many homes, and his professional services are being sought by a constantly growing number of patients. He is well equipped for his life work, is progressive and devoted to his science, and his scope of usefulness is destined to be large wherever his lot is cast.
Dr. Moore was born in Marshall, Missouri, September 22, 1872, a son of Levi J. and Nancy (Horseman) Moore, both natives of Ohio. His parents came to Missouri in 1865, in 1880 located in Randolph county, Illinois, and five years later returned to Missouri, making their home in Vernon county. His father died there February 25, 1897, at the age of fifty-five years, and his mother is living in Neveda, Missouri, being fifty-six years old.
Dr. Moore was a student in the common schools of Missouri and Illinois, and also attended the state normal at Warrensburg, Missouri. He took up the vocation of school teacher at the age of nineteen, and followed it for four years. He then entered the University Medical College at Kansas City, and in the course of his studies served as interne in the University Hospital of that city. During the Spanish war in the summer of 1898, he was hospital steward in charge of the operating department of the second division of the Second Army Corps, at Camp Alger, Virginia, and at Camp Meade, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University Medical College in March, 1899, and on the 3d of April following located in Arcadia. In 1900 his office was burned out, and he lost all his clothing, drugs and instruments. He now has a modern and well equipped office of three rooms, containing his professional library, and he carries his own stock of drugs. He still does much reading along the line of his work, and always keeps to the forefront in the progress of his profession. He is a conscientious and enthusiastic physician, and is one of the most valuable citizens of his town and community.
Dr. Moore is examining physician for the New York Life, the Home Life of New York, the Kansas City Life Insurance Company, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Degree of Honor, the F. A. A., the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Home Builders' Union. He has fraternal affiliations with the F. A. A., the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Home Builders' Union, and is noble grand of Lodge No. 401, I. O. O. F. He is president of the board of health, is secretary of the Arcadia Telephone Company, and secretary of the Arcadia Commercial Club. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Dr. Moore married, October 22, 1901, Miss Anna May Downing, a daughter of J. W. and Violetta Downing, of Kansas City. Two children have been born of this marriage, Maud and Ralph.Pages 342-343 from A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors; Illustrated. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL : 1905. 656 p. ill. Transcribed by Seth Kays and Aimee Bohannan, students at Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, in April, 2003.
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