Laura Ida Moore

12 April 1882–7 February 1935 (Age 52)
Texas, United States

The Life of Laura Ida

When Laura Ida Moore was born on 12 April 1882, in Texas, United States, her father, William Lee Lunceford Parker, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Pettit, was 25. She married William Clemons Maples on 7 November 1901, in Bell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Bell, Texas, United States in 1900 and Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1910. She died on 7 February 1935, in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States.

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William Clemons Maples
Laura Ida Moore
Marriage: 7 November 1901
Yarlia E. Maples
maggie lee maples
Ophelia R. Maples
Florence M. Maples

Spouse and Children

7 November 1901
Bell, Texas, United States


    Yarlia E. Maples


    Ophelia R. Maples


    maggie lee maples


    Florence M. Maples


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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 16

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Laura Ida Moore in household of W L L Parris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Maples in household of Will C Maples, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Maples in household of William C Maples, "United States Census, 1930"

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