Moody James Gerow

November 1890–31 August 1937 (Age 46)
Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of Moody James

When Moody James Gerow was born in November 1890, in Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine, United States, his father, Wellington A Gerow, was 47 and his mother, Elvira A Moody, was 42. He married Elizabeth McCormick on 14 September 1910, in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 August 1937, in Littleton, Aroostook, Maine, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States.

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Moody James Gerow
Elizabeth McCormick
Marriage: 14 September 1910
Mildred Avis Gerow

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth McCormick


14 September 1910
Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States


    Mildred Avis Gerow


Parents and Siblings

    Wellington A Gerow


    Elvira A Moody




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 8

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 13

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of French Gerou or Giraud .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of the German habitational name Gerau, from a place so named in Hesse.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Moody Gerow in household of Albertus Hutchinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Moody Gerow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Moody Gerow in household of Wellington Gerow, "United States Census, 1900"

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