Rosabel Edith Moors

10 September 1887–about 1945 (Age 57)
Upolu, Samoa

The Life of Rosabel Edith

Rosabel Edith Moors was born on 10 September 1887, in Upolu, Samoa as the daughter of Harry Jay Moors and ?. She married Taisi Olaf Frederick Nelson on 21 July 1909, in Samoa. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died about 1945, in Apia, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Taisi Olaf Frederick Nelson
Rosabel Edith Moors
Marriage: 21 July 1909
Noue Irene Gustava Nelson
Olive Virginia Malienafau Nelson
Calmar Josephine Taufau Nelson
Joyce Rosabel Piliopo Nelson
Ta’isi Nelson
Sina Hope Nelson

Spouse and Children

21 July 1909


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Harry Jay Moors






World Events (3)


Age 12

Germany annexes Western Samoa, the U.S. takes over eastern Samoa and Britain withdraws its claim to the islands in accordance with treaty between Germany, Britain and the U.S.

Age 27

New Zealand occupies Western Samoa during World War I and continues to administer it after the war by virtue of a League of Nations mandate (and a United Nations mandate after World War II).

Age 52

U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Moores .2 Dutch: nickname for a man of swarthy complexion or ethnic name for a North African, from moor ‘Moor’ ( see Moore 2).3 Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Latin personal name Mauritius ( see Morris 1).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Rosabel Edith Moors in entry for Olive Virginia Malienafau Betham, "Samoa Burials, 1895-1970"

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