Manford Ray Moore

14 October 1896–12 August 1967 (Age 70)
Panama, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Manford Ray

When Manford Ray Moore was born on 14 October 1896, in Panama, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, his father, George William Moore, was 38 and his mother, Mary Catharine Grim, was 28. He married Maggie Electa Agan on 21 July 1926, in Lucas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Bouton, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 12 August 1967, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Gosport, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Manford Ray Moore
Maggie Electa Agan
Marriage: 21 July 1926
Gay Letha Moore
Leroy W Moore

Spouse and Children

21 July 1926
Lucas, Iowa, United States


    Gay Letha Moore


    Leroy W Moore


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Manford R Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Manford R Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Manford Moore in household of George Moore, "United States Census, 1920"

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