Niagara County

1897 Biography - William K. Moore

Moore, William K., was born in Grimsby, Upper Canada. February 22, 1821. His father (Pearce Moore) and mother were natives of Hunterdon county, N. J. He married Orpha, daughter of Jonathan Wolverton, both families being among the pioneers of New Jersey. Pearce Moore and his family moved into Canada in 1800. He was a hatter by trade and died in 1831. In 1837 his widow with her family came to Lockport, where William K, was educated. He erected the Pine street flouring mill in 1860, which he carried on until 1887; it is now occupied by the Lockport Water Works. In 1843 he married Sabrina Glass, who died in 1871, leaving four daughters, once since deceased. Mr. Moore is one of the conservative men of his town, and has ever received and merited the respect of his associates. In politics he has always been a Republican.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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