Josephine Moore

10 March 1854–15 May 1926 (Age 72)
Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Moore was born on 10 March 1854, in Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, her father, William Davidson Moore, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Jane Allen, was 22. She married Samuel Smith on 28 February 1875, in Fulton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 15 May 1926, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Union Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
Josephine Moore
Marriage: 28 February 1875
Norma Belle Smith
Clara Smith
Albert Smith
Orem C. Smith
Oliver Smith
Lela Smith
Omar James Smith

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Smith



28 February 1875
Fulton, Indiana, United States



    Clara Smith



    Orem C. Smith


    Oliver Smith


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Davidson Moore


    Sarah Jane Allen






    Mark Bird Moore


    Mary Jane Moore


    John C More


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 2

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Smith in household of Sam Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josaphine Moore in household of William Moore, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephine Moore in household of William D Moore, "United States Census, 1860"

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