Elmo Rita Guffee

12 July 1880–17 December 1958 (Age 78)
Reagan, Falls, Texas, United States

The Life of Elmo Rita

When Elmo Rita Guffee was born on 12 July 1880, in Reagan, Falls, Texas, United States, her father, Sgt Joshua Henry Guffey, was 40 and her mother, Sarah E. Morton, was 38. She married Otho Lee Moore on 10 January 1898, in Falls, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Falls, Texas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 December 1958, at the age of 78, and was buried in Waite Cemetery, Reagan, Falls, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otho Lee Moore
Elmo Rita Guffee
Marriage: 10 January 1898
Henry Irby Moore
Gladys Moore
Otho Lee Moore
Marvin Moore
Elmo Moore
Hela Mae Moore

Spouse and Children

10 January 1898
Falls, Texas, United States



    Gladys Moore


    Otho Lee Moore


    Marvin Moore


    Elmo Moore


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Sgt Joshua Henry Guffey


    Sarah E. Morton




    Lillie Lee Guffee


    Lucy S. Guffee


    James E Guffee




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 21

"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

Irish: variant of Cuff .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elmo Moore in household of Other L Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elma Moore in household of Other Moore, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elma Moore in household of Otha L Moore, "United States Census, 1910"

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