Josephine Moore

Brief Life History 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 4 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
1854–1934
Josephine Moore
1854–1926
Marriage: 28 February 1875
Norma Belle Smith
1876–1955
Clara Smith
1877–
Albert Smith
1877–1966
Oliver C Smith
1879–1957
Smith
1881–
Lela Smith
1890–1894
Omar James Smith
1894–1953

Sources (19)

  • Smith in household of Sam Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Moore, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Josephine Moore in entry for Oren C Smith and Ruth Barnett, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

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.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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

English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

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

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