Mordica L. Westmoreland

28 February 1882–1954 (Age 71)
Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of Mordica L.

When Mordica L. Westmoreland was born on 28 February 1882, in Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Samuel Robert Philetus Westmoreland, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Wood Onstott, was 31. He married Bobbie May Davis on 2 December 1906, in Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1917. In 1940, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as salesman, funeral home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. He died in 1954, at the age of 72.

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Mordica L. Westmoreland
Bobbie May Davis
Marriage: 2 December 1906
Charles Riley Westmoreland
Mordicia L Westmoreland
Katherine M Westmoreland

Spouse and Children

2 December 1906
Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States



    Mordicia L Westmoreland


    Katherine M Westmoreland


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 19

"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

Northern English: regional name for someone from the former country of this name, originally named in Old English as Westmōringaland ‘territory of the people living west of the moors (i.e. the Pennines)’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mordie Westmoreland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mordicci Westmoreland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mordica L Westmoreland, "United States Census, 1920"

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