Thomas Benton Moore

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

The Life Summary 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, 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

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  • Marriage
    13 June 1893Snyderville, 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

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Thos B Moore in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Thos B Moore in household of John Moore, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thos Benton in entry for George T Moon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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