Moses Everett Ware (1841 – )

“WARE, Moses Everett, is the son of Leonard and Sarah Anna (Minns) Ware, and was born in Boston, August 4, 1841.  After graduating from Roxbury high school in 1858, he went into the counting-room of Wyman & Arklay, importers of Dundee linens.

In 1860 he became a member of the 4th battalion infantry–went to the war as 1st sergeant of company G, 45th regiment, Massachusetts volunteers; and in 1862 he returned as 2d lieutenant of the same company; raised a company in twentyfour hours to answer the call from President Lincoln for troops for the defense of Washington, in 1864, and went as captain of company H, in the 6th regiment Massachusetts volunteer militia.

He is a member of the Unitarian, the Massachusetts, and the Roxbury clubs, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the Association of Officers of the 45th Regiment, and a director in the Roxbury Charitable Society.

In 1887 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives, and in 1888 was honored with a re-election, serving each year on the committee on finance–the latter year acting as its chairman.

He is a partner in business with his brother, under the firm name of Leonard Ware & Sons, oil merchants.

His father, Leonard Ware, lately deceased, was a native of Wrentham, and in his youth came to Boston, where he passed a long and successful business life.  His mother, Sarah Anna Minns, was the daughter of Thomas and Susannah Minns…

Mr. Ware was married, October 29, 1867, at Roxbury, to Agnes Maria, daughter of James P. and Maria H. (Storer) Wheeler, of Eastport, Maine.  Their children are: Bertha Agnes, Leonard Everett, and Storer Preble Ware.”

Source:  One of a thousand: A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men – Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts A.D. 1888-1889, by John Clark Rand, First National Publishing Co., Boston, 1890, page 630-1


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