Catherine Moore

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Moore was born on 27 April 1859, in McKee, Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Moore, was 49 and her mother, Catherine Shaffer, was 36. She married Silas Richard Geesey on 4 November 1877, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Blair Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Frankstown, Frankstown Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 13 February 1937, in Frankstown Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Geeseytown Cemetery, Frankstown, Frankstown Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Richard Geesey
Catherine Moore
Marriage: 4 November 1877
Myrtle Irene Geesey
George Washington Geesey
Charles Harrison Geesey
Sarah Matilda Geesey
Mary Alice Geesey
Joseph Blair Geesey
Bessie L Geesey
John Henry Howard Geesey
Edgar Malcome Geesey

Sources (19)

  • Cath Moore in household of Charles Moore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Mohr Geesey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ida C Geesey in entry for Bessie S Geesey, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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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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