Laura White

27 August 1838–17 April 1918 (Age 79)
Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States

The Life of Laura

Laura White was born on 27 August 1838, in Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States as the daughter of John R. White and Elizabeth Hockaday. She married James Christy Moore on 11 September 1862, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 April 1918, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

James Christy Moore
Laura White
Marriage: 11 September 1862
Elizabeth Bettie Moore
Laura Moore

Spouse and Children

    James Christy Moore



11 September 1862
Howard, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John R. White


    Elizabeth Hockaday




World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Moore in household of James C Moore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura A Moore in household of James C Moore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura A Moore in household of James C Moore, "United States Census, 1880"

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