WILLIAM EATON MOORE - William Eaton Moore, who is known throughout America as an importer and dealer in fine horses, makes his home in Springfield. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 27th of February, 1848, a son of, W. H. and Anna Jane (Eaton) Moore. His father is a publisher of historical works and in the year 1876 he removed to the west at which time Williarn Eaton Moore began traveling. In the meantime the son had attended the high school of Cincinnati, Ohio, and he pursued an academic course in Sewickley College of Pennsylvania. Since his removal to Illinois be has engaged in the importation and sale of fine horses, making a specialty of the German coach stallion. He makes two trips each year to Germany to buy horses and secure those of the finest grade to be had in the European markets. These be brings back to America, installs upon his Illinois farm and sells during the summer. For the purpose of making sales he travels throughout the country and his horses bring an average price of twenty-five hundred dollars. His farm is one of the finest stocked in the west, considering the high grade of the animals raised, and he is a heavy importer of the finest and most extensive fancy breeds. His business is conducted along enterprising lines and he retains in his services men possessing superior abiliy as judges of horses.
On the 10th of November, 1870, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Moore was married to Miss Mary B. McGeehin, who was born in that city, and in 1876 they came to Springfield. Five children were born unto them, of whom three are living: Gertrude, the wife of DeWitt Smith; and Willanna and Jeanette, at home. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moore are highly favored in Springfield society circles, being entertaining, hospitable and cultured people, and their home is a favorite resort with many friends. It is one of the most beautiful and attractive suburban homes of Springfield and in fact compares favorably with any of the country homes of the west.