George H Mooers

1849–4 May 1872 (Age 23)
Unity, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of George H

When George H Mooers was born in 1849, in Unity, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Ansel Taylor Mooers, was 36 and his mother, Olive Ann Warren, was 28. He had at least 1 son. He lived in Ashland, Aroostook, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 May 1872, at the age of 23, and was buried in Ashland, Aroostook, Maine, United States.

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Ansel Taylor Mooers
1813–1894
Olive Ann Warren
1821–
William Warren Mooers
1848–1901
George H Mooers
1849–1872
Mary Eva Mooers
1855–1896

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World Events (5)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 2

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Dutch:1. patronymic from a short form of the Latin personal name Mauritius ( see Morris ). 2. possibly a variant of Moor 2.

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

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  • George ? Movers in household of Ansel T Movers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo H Mooers in household of Ansel F Mooers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George H Mooers, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"

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