Alexander Marion Moon

10 June 1872–3 April 1958 (Age 85)
Monmouth, Polk, Oregon, United States

The Life of Alexander Marion

When Alexander Marion Moon was born on 10 June 1872, in Monmouth, Polk, Oregon, United States, his father, Thomas Francis Marion (Bery) Moon, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Cooper, was 15. He married Jennie Belle Shortridge on 28 June 1908, in Curtis, Lewis, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Boistfort, Lewis, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Boistfort Election Precinct, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 3 April 1958, in Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Alexander Marion Moon
Jennie Belle Shortridge
Marriage: 28 June 1908
Hattie Mae Moon
Sylvia Ellen Moon
William Thomas Moon
Venice Eldora Moon
Jess Wilbur Moon
Elizabeth Jane Moon
John Henry Moon

Spouse and Children

28 June 1908
Curtis, Lewis, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 8

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).3 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ ( see Monk ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Moon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alexander M Moon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elexander M Moon, "United States Census, 1920"

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