Elmer Thomas Moore

17 August 1896–21 January 1980 (Age 83)
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elmer Thomas

When Elmer Thomas Moore was born on 17 August 1896, in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis J Moore, was 28 and his mother, Edith Luella Starr, was 26. He married Norma Lee Graham on 8 July 1918. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 21 January 1980, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange, California, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elmer Thomas Moore
Norma Lee Graham
Marriage: 8 July 1918
Maxine Marie Moore
Donald Thomas Moore
Lewis Lee Moore
Robert Graham Moore

Spouse and Children

8 July 1918


Parents and Siblings




    Harvey David Moore


    Corliss J Moore



    Carl W. Moore


+1 More Child

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elmer T Moore in household of Louis J Moore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Moore, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.