JAMES C. MOORE, the present popular burgess of Saltsburg, deservedly ranks as one of the most energetic and
thorough-going business men of the county. He is a son of William and Jane (Robinson) Moore, and was born at Saltsburg,
Indiana county, Pennsylvania, December 19, 1848. The Moore family is of Scotch Irish descent. William Moore was
born in 1810, in Butler county, and after arriving at manhood came to Saltsburg, where he engaged in the tinning
business, which he has followed ever since. He has widened his field of business from time to time, and is now
the principal partner in one of the largest and most successful business houses of Saltsburg. He is a member and
elder of the Presbyterian church, a prohibitionist in politics and a deserving and prosperous business man who
enjoys the goodwill and respect of all who know him. He married Jane Robinson, of Indiana county, who was a presbyterian
in faith and died in 1884, aged seventy two years. To their union were born one son and three daughters: Jas. C.,
Sarah E., Kate J. and R. Mary Moore.
James C. Moore was reared at Saltsbnrg, where he received his education in the public schools and academy of that
place. Leaving school in 1871, he went to Baltimore, where he became a time clerk in the office of the Northern
Central R. R., and served as such until 1875, when he was compelled to resign on account of impaired health. Returning
home, he was shortly afterward admitted into partnership with his father in the stove and tin business, to which
they soon added a large stock of hardware. The firm name was William Moore & Son and continued as such until
January, 1886, when they admitted Ira C. Ewing into partnership with theni and have done business since then under
the firm name of William Moore, Son & Co. They are wholesale and retail dealers in their various lines of business.
Their extensive establishment extends from No. 44 1/2 to No. 46 on Salt Street. They carry a large and complete
stock of hardware, paints, oils and glass and have a full and varied assortment of tin, copper and sheet-iron ware.
Another department is devoted to every style and variety of stoves, grates and house furnishing goods which are
first class in every respect. They niake a specialty of tin, iron, slate and felt roofing and have a remunerative
trade that extends beyond Saltsburg and the limits of the county.
In 1875, Mr. Moore married Maggie G. Logan, who was a daughter of Margaret I. Logan, of Parker City, Pa., and who
died in 1886, leaving three children: Alice, Logan and Mary. On May 2d, 1888, Mr. Moore united in marriage with
Jennie E. Ewing, daughter of Matthew Ewing, of Jacksonville. To this second union has been born one child, a daughter:
James C. Moore is a member and treasurer of the Saltsburg Presbyterian church, of whose Sunday-school he is superintendent.
He is recorder of Loyal Lodge, No. 165, K. of H., treasurer of Diamond Council, No. 248, Jr. O. U. A. M., and secretary
of Kiskiminetas Castle, No. 28, K. of G. E. He is a member of the board of trustees of Saltsburg cemetery and of
the board of managers of the Memorial institute. He is a pronounced republican in politics, yet stands so high
as a business man and is so popular that his borough, which is strongly democratic, has twice elected him as burgess,
which office he now holds. He has also served as school director and filled various other borough offices. Mr.
Moore has been emphatically the architect of his fortune and in his lines of business stands second to none in
the county. Courteous, kind and accommodating, yet he is firm in his convictions of right and cannot be swerved
from what is just and honest. Genial and popular, he enjoys an honor accorded to but few men in being elected to
a responsible position by the votes of his fellow citizens of a political faith adverse to his own.
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Indiana County Pennsylvania Biographies
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