David Edwards Moore

7 October 1877–3 October 1966 (Age 88)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of David Edwards

When David Edwards Moore was born on 7 October 1877, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, Rev. Jeremiah Moore D.D., was 31 and his mother, Isabella Rankin Mathes, was 27. He married Caroline McEwen Gates about 1910. He died on 3 October 1966, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Edwards Moore
1877–1966
Caroline McEwen Gates
1875–1969
Marriage: about 1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1910

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 1

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 24

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

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)

  • David E Moore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David E Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David Moore in household of Jerry Moore, "United States Census, 1880"

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