Thomas Benton Moore

8 August 1870–28 April 1909 (Age 38)
Weaverville, Trinity, California, United States

The Life of Thomas Benton

When Thomas Benton Moore was born on 8 August 1870, in Weaverville, Trinity, California, United States, his father, John 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, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benton Moore
1870–1909
Martha Jane McCarrel
1866–1952
Marriage: 13 June 1893
Edna Moore
1896–1896
Pearlie Moore
1896–1896
Thomas George Moore
1897–1983
Rachel Ann Moore
1899–1975
Wilson Alonzo Moore
1900–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 June 1893
Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 2

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 11

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Wilson A Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thos B Moore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thos B Armstrong in household of Jno J Armstrong, "United States Census, 1880"

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