Moore, George A.

Source: Muscatine Journal, Feb. 9, 1960, p. 3.

George A. Moore

George Moore, a local druggist, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the West Liberty Public Library in 1904. He held this position until 1909. While on the board, he served on the executive committee.[1]

George Alexander Moore was born Oct. 22,1869 near Atalissa, IA, the son of Alexander and Rose Ann Calhoun Moore. He was the youngest of seven children, having six older sisters.[2] He married Harriet Overman from Atalissa on February 13,1890. At the time of his marriage, he was employed as a druggist in Atalissa.[3] In 1894, he established his own drug store in West Liberty.[4] The couple moved to Muscatine in 1911, where he was a real estate agent and later also did appraisals for the Highway Commission. George and Harriet celebrated their seventieth wedding anniversary in 1960.[5] He died in Muscatine on August 10,1962, eight days after his wife passed away. They had no children; he was survived by several nieces and a nephew.[6] Burial was at Overman Cemetery near Atalissa.[7]

– Pam Schniittjer


[1] West Liberty Library Board of Trustees Minutes, Vol. 1, p. 58, 82, 155.

[2] History of Muscatine County Iowa, Volume II, Biographical, 1911, page 728.

[3] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.

[4] West Liberty Index, West Liberty, Iowa, July 12, 1894, p. 5.

[5] The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, IA, Feb 9,1960, p. 3.

[6] The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, IA, Aug. 10, 1962, p. 10.