Verna Vera Moore

December 1881–10 September 1967 (Age 85)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Verna Vera

When Verna Vera Moore was born in December 1881, in Ohio, United States, her father, John Wesley Moore, was 36 and her mother, Maria Belle Bigum, was 31. She married Anthony Martinson on 26 December 1903, in Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 10 September 1967, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Anthony Martinson
Verna Vera Moore
Marriage: 26 December 1903
Ada B Martinson
Ada Belle Martinson

Spouse and Children

    Anthony Martinson



26 December 1903
Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Moore


    Maria Belle Bigum




    Sarah Etta Moore


    Eliza May Moore


    Jenny Moore




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 1

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 10

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 25

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

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)

  • Verna Westcott in household of Herbert Westcott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Verna B Wescott in household of Herbert V Wescott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verna V Wescott in household of Herbert V Wescott, "United States Census, 1920"

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