Thomas Benton Moore

Brief Life History of Thomas Benton

When Thomas Benton Moore was born on 8 August 1870, in Weaverville, Trinity, California, United States, his father, John D. Moore, was 32 and his mother, Lucretia Ann Tatham, was 17. He married Martha Jane McCarrel on 13 June 1893, in Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Redding, Shasta, California, United States in 1880 and Silver City, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 28 April 1909, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Park City Cemetery, Park City, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Benton Moore
Martha Jane McCarrel
Marriage: 13 June 1893
Edna Moore
Pearlie Moore
Thomas George Moore
Rachel Ann Moore
Wilson Alonzo Moore

Sources (19)

  • Thos. B Armstrong in household of Jno. J. Armstrong, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas B Moore, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
  • Thomas Benton Moore, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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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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