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Source: AW Bowen History (1913) Montgomery Co IN p 1141
Conspicuous among the representative businessmen and public-spirited citizens of Montgomery County is the well-known gentleman whose name forms the caption of this article. Doren Clore, agriculturist and hardware merchant in Waveland, Brown Twp, has made his influence felt for good in his community, being a man of sterling worth, whose life has been closely interwoven with the history of the community in which he resides and whose efforts have always been for the material advancement of the same, as well as for the social and moral welfare of his fellow men, and the well regulated life he has led, thereby gaining the respect and admiration of all his fellow citizens, entitling him to representation in a biographical work of the scope intended in the present volume. Mr. C. was b. in Montgomery Co, IN Nov 24, 1852. He is a son of Simeon & Mary (LUSK) Clore. The father was b. in the state of KY, in the year 1821 and his death occurred May 27, 1902. The mother was b. in Indiana in the year 1824 and her death occurred 1859. These parents received very limited schooling; however, the father became a widely read man. He devoted his life successfully to general farming and stock raising. His family consisted of seven children, still living: Salmon; Joe; Julia Ann; Susan; Doren; Marvin and Mary. Five of them live in this County... Doren Clore was reared on the home farm and there he assisted with the general work about the place when a boy, attending the common schools in the wintertime. He has been content to spend his life in Montgomery Co. He was married Sept 1, 1881 to Molly E. GAINES of Boone CO Ky having been b. there on Feb 7, 1859. There she grew to womanhood and received a good common school education, subsequently attending Hamilton College at Lexington, thus becoming highly educated. She is a daughter of Alonzo and Mary (CHRISTY) Gaines. The father was b. Sept 20, 1825 Boone Co KY and his death occurred Jan 26, 1885. The mother of our subject was also born in Boone Co Dec 1, 1826, and she was called to rest on March 10, 1874. Alonzo Gaines received a very good education for those early days and he followed school teaching until his married, then turned his attention to farming and was very successful as a general farmer and stock raiser. He was a loyal Democrat, but he was not a public man, staying close to his work on the farm. He and his wife were highly honored in their community, known for their hospitality and neighborliness. Regarding the latter, we quote the following lines that appeared in a home paper at the time of her death: Died March 10, 1875 at her home in Boone Co, at the age of 48 after an illness of several months, Mrs. Mary Gaines, wife of Alonzo and daughter of Simeon and Olivia CHRISTY. Mrs. Gaines had been a member of the Christian Church for 17 ears. She was a good and true woman in all the walks of life, sympathizing and charitable, and illustrating in her own conduct all the higher Christian virtues. She was ever ready with means and counsel to assist all who laid claim to her aid or attention. As a Church member, she was the stay and support of the weak and her wise counsel and affectionate admonitions encouraged the doubting and the timid. It may truly be said of her that she served well her Master. As a neighbor she will be sadly missed from the community from whose midst she has been taken and as a wife and mother her husband and children have been bereft of a true and devoted friend whose equal they can never know on earth and for whose loss there is no consolation save that to be found in the contemplation of a happy meeting in the realms of eternal bliss where her poor soul has found a resting place in the bosom of her God." Two children were born to Alonzo Gaines and wife, Molly E, wife of Mr. Clore of this review and Alonzo, Jr. The latter was b. May 27, 1861. He married Addie UTZ and he has continued to reside in Boone Co KY where he is engaged in farming. Doren Clore has devoted his active life to general farming and stock raising in southwestern Montgomery Co and now in addition he owns a 1/2 interest in a hardware store in Waveland. A large trade is carried on with the surrounding country, and as a farmer, he has been very successful. He lives in Waveland where he has a fine modern home, attractive and commodious, containing 10 neatly furnished rooms. Through his able management and close application, Mr. C. has become one of the substantial men of his community. Politically, he is a Progressive. Mrs. Clore is a member of the Christian Church and is faithful in her support of the same.
Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana March 18, 1927
Doren Clore - car Doren Clore has traded the car that has served him so long and faithfully to the Waveland Motor Co. for a Pontiac Six. Mr. Clore was one of the pioneers in the use of the motor car, the Maxwell that he and his brother owned jointly being one of the first in this section.
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