Bio: Moore, J. F. (1881)


Surnames: Moore

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 329

J. F. MOORE, Eau Claire, came to Milwaukee in 1852, and engaged in civil engineering on the Milwaukee, Fond du Lac & Green Bay Air Line Railroad, spending the following Winter in Milwaukee and New England. From 1853 to 1856, he was employed on the Milwaukee & La Crosse R. R., being resident engineer a part of the time. Previous to his coming West, he had been engaged in civil engineering on what was known as a continuation of the New York Broad Gauge Railway, from Canandaigua to Niagara Falls. In August, 1856, he came to Eau Claire, and laid out the west side, platting it, as an engineer, for others. In the Fall of 1856, he made a survey for projected line of railway from La Crosse to Prairie du Chien. In February, 1857, he returned to Eau Claire for permanent residence, opened a real estate office, and was Clerk of the Court from Jan. 1, 1859, to Jan. 1, 1865; he was Chairman of the Town Board, and of the Board of Supervisors, for several years; from April, 1880, to April, l881, he was Mayor of the city. He was in the real estate and insurance business from 1865 to 1872, and from 1872 until his resignation, in February, 1880, he was Deputy Internal Revenue Collector of the Second Division of the Sixth District, embracing eight counties. Since then, he has been engaged in insurance business and farming, being the owner of two farms. He was born Dec. 18, 1832, in the town of Bedford, N. H., residing there until eighteen years of age, when he went to Canandaigua, and studied medicine three years, though he never practiced it, on account of ill health. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. He was Deputy Provost Marshal for Eau Claire County during the last three years of the war. He has one son, Frank.



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