Samuel Lewis Moore

28 February 1850–1909 (Age 58)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Samuel Lewis

When Samuel Lewis Moore was born on 28 February 1850, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Benson Moore, was 24 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Eikenbary, was 23. He married Mary Elizabeth Webber on 16 March 1887, in Union, Cass, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Rock Bluff, Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died in 1909, at the age of 59, and was buried in Stevenson, Skamania, Washington, United States.

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Samuel Lewis Moore
Mary Elizabeth Webber
Marriage: 16 March 1887
Leo Roy Moore

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16 March 1887
Union, Cass, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 7

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 16

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Samuel Moore in household of Joseph Moore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel L Moore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel L Moore in household of J B Moore, "United States Census, 1860"

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