Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GEORGE W. MOORE is one of the leading business men of Conconully, where he operates a first-class meat market. He is also occupied with stock raising and general farming, having a farm nearby which is principally devoted to raising hay.  His cattle number about one hundred and fifty head, and he is one of the successful and prosperous men of the entire county
     George W. Moore was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, his home being at the extreme southern end of Ohio.  The date of this event was September 6, 1855, and his parents were Firman, who was born and reared in Cincinnati, and Mary J. (Lane) Moore, who was also a native of Ohio.  The father had three brothers killed in the Civil War, and he tried to enlist, but was rejected on account of being a cripple.  He died in 1899, aged seventy-eight.  The mother is residing on the old home place.  She is a cousin of General James Lane, a prominent man in the border warfare of Kansas.  Our subject grew to manhood on the homestead and received his education from the common schools.  In the spring of 1878 he went to Kansas and operated a drill in prospecting for coal.  He was in thirteen different counties and also took a trip into the Indian Territory.  Later he returned to Ohio, where he was married on December 23, 1881.  Miss Belle S. Shipton became his bride at this time.  She was a native of Lawrence county and her parents, James and Ruth E. Shipton, were prominent people there.  The mother died six years since, but the father still lives, having always been a minister in the Methodist church.  Mrs. Moore is an accomplished musician and has taught both vocal and instrumental music.  She had two brothers and one sister, James A., Frank T. and Mrs. Frances Moore, the wife of Mr. Moore's brother.  Mr. Moore has the following brothers and sisters, John L., James H., Mary J., William F., Frank J., Samuel S., Mattie E. and Charles A.
     In 1884 Mr. Moore came to the northwestern part of Whitman county and farmed, then in 1890 came to this county and did a dairy business, supplying Conconully and Ruby.
Later he engaged in the butcher business, but was burned out in the big fire.  After this he was washed out, having rebuilt, the flood coming from a cloud burst.  He rebuilt again and is now doing a good business.
     On August 17, 1890, Mr. Moore was called upon to mourn the death of his wife, who left two children, James F. and Jessie M.  Mr. Moore married a second time.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist church as also was the first wife.