Lela Mae Moore

25 October 1905–10 February 1984 (Age 78)
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lela Mae

When Lela Mae Moore was born on 25 October 1905, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Henry Moore, was 38 and her mother, Annie M Shaffer, was 33. She married Roy Edward Welch on 30 November 1924, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 6, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 February 1984, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States.

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Roy Edward Welch
Lela Mae Moore
Marriage: 30 November 1924
Mary Nell Welch
Wilma Jean Welch

Spouse and Children

30 November 1924
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States


    Mary Nell Welch


    Wilma Jean Welch


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Lula Welch in household of Roy Welch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lela Welch in household of Roy Welch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lela Moore in household of William H Moore, "United States Census, 1920"

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