Willis Moon

1848–after 1874 (Age 26)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Willis

When Willis Moon was born in 1848, in Ohio, United States, his father, Royal Moon, was 32 and his mother, Julia Brundage, was 26. He had at least 1 daughter with Elizabeth M Olger. He lived in Fairfield Township, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died after 1874, at the age of 27.

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Willis Moon
Elizabeth M Olger
Nettie May Moon

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World Events (6)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 12

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).3 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ ( see Monk ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willis Moon in household of William Davy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willis Moon in household of Royal Moon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moon in entry for John W Joy and Nettie M Moore, "Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937"

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