Shelby County

Hon. Emerson V. Moore



Hon. Emerson V. Moore

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 436

     former mayor of Sidney, O., and a foremost member of the Shelby county bar, belongs to an old Ohio family and was born on his father's farm in Green township, Shelby county, February 14, 1868, a son of Thomas B. and. Deborah (Griffis.) Moore. The father's death occurred in 1898, on his farm in Green township.
     Emerson V. Moore was reared in his native township and secured his early schooling there, afterward attending the Sidney high school for two years and then entered the National Normal University at Lebanon, O., and while there began the study of law. For one year afterward Mr. Moore taught school in Brown township, Miami county, and during the following year was superintendent of the schools of Green township, Shelby county, having had much to do with establishing the grade system. He had already been admitted to the bar and then came to Sidney and has since been engaged in the practice of law in this city. When the Spanish-American war became a fact, Mr. Moore was one of that band of patriotic young men who put aside their most pressing personal interests and ambitions and with a patriotism that was commendable, was ready to accept service, dangerous or otherwise, in his country's defense. At that time he was second lieutenant of Co. L. Third O. N. G., which became a part of the Third O. Vol. Inf., which, was hastened to Tampa, Fla.
     Lieutenant Moore was detailed in June, 1898, as recruiting officer and recruited the first battalion of the regiment to war strength. He was later detailed as 
aide-de-camp on the staff of Brig. Gen. Rush T. Lincoln and served as such until the regiment returned to Ohio for mustering out. The war closed before this regiment was called into active service and they returned td their homes ready for future calls. Mr. Moore is a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans and in 1911 served as judge-advocate of the state of Ohio in this body.
     Mr. Moore married Miss Blanche Stafford, a daughter of Joseph Stafford, of Sidney, O. Aside from his law practice, Mr. Moore has been active in political and fraternal life. He is a democrat in politics and on the democratic ticket was city solicitor and twice elected mayor of Sidney, his administrations proving beneficial to the city in every way. He belongs to the Order of Ben Hur and to the Knights of Pythias but is particularly prominent in the Order of the Knights of the Golden Eagle and for six years was state secretary of the organization, state president and for one year was national president of the order and probably is one of the best-known members of this
nourishing society in Ohio.

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