MOORE was born in Harrison Township, Gloucester County, New
Jersey in May of 1847. He was one of at least ten children born
to Charles Moore and his wife, the former Sarah Weatherby. His
father was a farmer. When the census was taken in 1860, their
were eight children at home, Anna, Benjamin, Thomas, Euphemia,
Joseph, Smith, Samuel, and David Moore. When the Census was
again taken, in 1870, Smith Moore had left his parents home. He
was working as a farm laborer and living at the home of Dr.
Benjamin Moore, a veterinarian, who may have been Smith Moor;s
1872 Smith Moore married Amanda Rudderow. The Moores had moved
to Camden by 1878. The City Directory for 1878 shows Smith Moore
at 636 Chestnut
Street. Smith Moore had already gone into business as a
huckster, selling produce from outlying farms to customers in
the city of Camden. He would remain in this business well into
the 1920s. When the census was taken in 1880 Smith Moore was
living at 630 Chestnut
Street. By April of 1882 he had moved across the street to
Street. The 1882-1883 Directory gives his address as 628 Chestnut
Moore was appointed to the Camden
Fire Department as an extra man
Company 1 on April 5, 1882. He replaced William
Deith. Smith Moore served for two years, when he was
replaced in turn by William
Amanda Rudderow Moore appears to have passed away not long after
the 1880 Census. Smith Moore remarried around 1887.
1885 City Directory lists Smith Moore at 700 Mount
Vernon Street. The 1887-1888 edition shows him living at and
running a grocery at the corner of South 8th Street and Division
Street. By 1892 he had moved to 452 Royden
Street where he remained into 1899.
1900 Census lists Smith Moore at 572 Walnut
Street, along with his wife Eliza A. Moore. The Moores
remained at this address through at least 1917. His son, Smith C.
Moore Jr., was living at 1285 Mechanic Street. By late 1918 Smith
and Eliza Moore had
moved to 612 Berkley
Street. Eliza Moore passed away in 1924. Smith Moore was still
at 612 Berkley
Street when the Census was taken in April of 1930. His widowed
stepdaughter Mrs. Kathryn Jackson and her son William Jackson Jr.
were living with him. Smith Moore passed away in 1931.