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Ringgold County Biographical Sketches

Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 392 - 393.


civil war flags.jpg "D. W. POORE, farmer, section 23, Clinton Township, is one of Ringgold County's most worthy citizens, and has been identified with its interests for many years. He was born in Washington County, Indiana, October 28, 1846, son of Alvin and Julia (DeWitt) Poore, who were the parents of nine children. In 1850 the family removed to Pike County, Indiana, thence to this county in 1856, locating in Clinton Township. They were among the first settlers of the county.

Mr. Poore passed his early life on the farm and was educated in the common schools. In 1866 he removed to Worth County, where he attended school for a time at Grant City. He was married August 15, 1869, to Catherine E. Williams, of Worth County, Missouri, daughter of Harmon and Mary (Brothers) Williams.

In 1875 he removed to Harrison County, Missouri, and in 1879 returned to Ringgold County, locating in Clinton Township.

In 1882 he engaged in the mercantile business until July 5, 1883, when his storehouse and most of his goods were destroyed by fire.

He settled upon his present farm in the fall of 1883. He owns seventy acres of land situated one-half mile south of Redding, and it is well cultivated and well improved.
April 14, 1864, he enlisted in Company A, Forty-sixth Iowa Infantry, and served four months; was honorably discharged and returned to his home.

Mr. and Mrs. Poore are the parents of five children - Lillie, Mary Ann, Susan Edith, Roscoe W., and Clark Stanley.

Mr. Poore is a member of Post No. 51, G. A. R., Redding, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and steward of the same; is also superintendent of the Sabbath-school. Politically he is a Republican. Postoffice, Redding."

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