Ruth Moore

8 March 1887–4 July 1911 (Age 24)
Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Moore was born on 8 March 1887, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, her father, Wilkerson Monroe Moore, was 25 and her mother, Ida B. Duncan, was 19. She married Robert Isaac McKnight on 31 August 1902, in Madison, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Baldwin Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Lincoln Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 4 July 1911, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Cove Cemetery, Madison, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Isaac McKnight
Ruth Moore
Marriage: 31 August 1902
Earl Barron McKnight Sr
Floyd E Mcknight
Thelma C Mcknight

Spouse and Children

31 August 1902
Madison, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Ellis James Moore


    William Everett Moore



    Cederick Hook Moore


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 1

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 9

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.

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)

  • Ruthie Mc Night in household of Robert Mc Night, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rutha Moore in household of Wm M Moore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruth Moore in household of Wilkenson M Moore, "United States Census, 1910"

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