Edna Eliza Moore

28 November 1870–11 July 1930 (Age 59)
Dunn, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Edna Eliza

When Edna Eliza Moore was born on 28 November 1870, in Dunn, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Wiliam Moore, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Flora Weston, was 19. She married George Henry Thompson on 3 June 1896, in Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St. Croix Falls, Polk, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Saint Croix Falls, Polk, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 July 1930, at the age of 59, and was buried in Saint Croix Falls, Polk, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Henry Thompson
Edna Eliza Moore
Marriage: 3 June 1896
James Moore Thompson Sr.
Helen Irene Thompson
Robert Clendenning Thompson
Charles T Thompson

Spouse and Children

3 June 1896
Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Edna M Thompson in household of George H Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Thompson in household of George Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna E Thompson in household of George H Thompson, "Wisconsin, State Census, 1905"

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