George N. Moore, who is general manager for the Petroleum Products Company and of the Standard Asphalt and Rubber Company at Independence, has spent practically all his adult life in connection with the oil industry and for many years was with the Standard Oil Company in eastern states.
Born at Raymilton, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1878, he is a son of Nelson and Ada (Bell) Moore, who are now living retired at Richmond, Virginia. The Moore family came from Scotland to New York state several generations ago. Nelson Moore, who was born at Rochester, New York, in 1845, was reared and was married in Butler County, Pennsylvania, his wife being a native of the latter county, and in 1883 he moved to Warren, Pennsylvania. He was long connected with the Standard Oil Company in official capacities, but ten years ago retired and has since lived at Richmond, Virginia. During the Civil war he spent three years in a New York regiment of infantry.
George N. Moore received his early education in the public schools of Warren, Pennsylvania, graduating from the high school in 1893, and at once beginning the career which has brought him to his present responsibilities as an oil man. His first work was done for the Buckeye Pipe Line Company, and he spent 19½ years with the Standard Oil in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Moving to Independence, Kansas, January 1, 1913, he has since been general manager for the Petroleum Products Company and the Standard Asphalt and Rubber Company.
The Standard Asphalt and Rubber Company, which has its offices in the same building as the Petroleum Products Company at Independence, was established in 1906. Its plant occupies 200 acres of ground, and approximately 200 men are on the pay roll. This industry is located a mile south of the city. Its special output is asphalt paving, fillers for asphalt streets, and mineral rubber used for compounding with natural rubber. About 10,000,000 tons are produced annually.
Mr. Moore is a republican and a member of the Presbyterian Church, and enjoys many active relations with civic, commercial and fraternal societies. He is a member of the Country, Rotary and Commercial clubs of Independence, is affiliated with Fortitude Lodge No. 107, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Keystone Chapter No. 22, Royal Arch Masons, St. Bernard Commandery No. 10, Knights Templar, all at Independence, and Mirzah Temple of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Pittsburg, Kansas, and Eva Chapter No. 18 of the Order of Eastern Star at Independence. He is also a member of Lodge No. 780, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Independence.
At Bemis Point, New York, in 1901, Mr. Moore married Miss Sarah Childs, daughter of Robert H. and Sarah M. Childs, her father being superintendent of the Petroleum Products Company at Independence. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have one child, Robert M., who is now in the public schools of Independence.