J. E. MOORE.
Among those men of earnest purpose, upright life and persistent industry who have contributed their quota to the
development of Kings county, none stands higher in the esteem of the people of their respective localities than
does J. E. Moore, merchant and postmaster at Hardwick. Mr. Moore is a native of Pennsylvania, where he was born
on the 12th of March, 1870. He is the son of John N. and Elizabeth (Kelly) Moore, both of whom were members of
prominent old Pennsylvania families. Mr. Moore comes of a long line of sterling ancestors, running back to the
Plymouth colony in New England.
J. E. Moore was reared on his father's farm and secured a good education in the public schools. In young manhood
he began clerking in stores and followed that line of work in Pennsylvania, Buffalo and Chicago up to 1897, when
he came to California. Locating at San Francisco he obtained a clerical position with the Southern Pacific railroad
and was also, later, a clerk in the post office at San Francisco. In 1911 Mr. Moore came to Hardwick and engaged
in the mercantile business, in which he has met with splendid success. He carries a large and well selected stock
of goods, gives courteous attention to every customer who enters his store and enjoys a large trade from a large
radius of territory surrounding Hardwick. In 1917 Mr. Moore was appointed postmaster at Hardwick and is still holding
that office. He is a wide awake and energetic man, who, while advancing his own interests, is not neglectful of
his duties to the community and gives hearty support to every movement for the advancement of the town along all
In 1900 Mr. Moore was married to Miss Loda Burner, who was born and reared near Carrville, Trinity county, California.
By this marriage they had two daughters, Grace Dorethy Moore and Marjorie Lela Moore. An estrangement and separation
followed in 1920, and later a divorce. In 1923 Mr. Moore met and married Mrs. Ida Emory, of San Jose, California,
who was formerly Miss Ida Rowe. She was born near San Juan, California, and attended a school in San Juan canyon.
She is a descendant of the noted Twitchell family of San Juan canyon. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are members of the Presbyterian
church of Hanford. Mr. Moore is a member of the Independent Order Odd Fellows and he and his wife are members of
the Lady of the Lake Rebekah Lodge of Hanford, California. They reside in Hardwick, this state.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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