Thomas Mordica

4 August 1831–13 August 1910 (Age 79)
Hinton, Boone, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Mordica was born on 4 August 1831, in Hinton, Boone, Missouri, United States, his father, Soloman Mordica, was 34 and his mother, Isabella Jane Kincaid, was 36. He married Elisabeth Frances Onan on 6 September 1857, in Boone, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rocky Fork Township, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri Township, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 13 August 1910, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rocky Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Hinton, Boone, Missouri, United States.

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Thomas Mordica
Elisabeth Frances Onan
Marriage: 6 September 1857
Josephine Mordica
Nettie Mordicai
about 1880–
Amos J. Mordicai
John Mordica
William Anderson Mordecai
Eliza Jane Mordicai

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1857Boone, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 3
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    Age 29
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Antonino, Natale, Agostino, Angelo, Benedetto, Carlo, Corrado, Domenic, Edmondo, Francesco, Gino.Italian (Sicily): habitational name from a place called Modica, in Ragusa province.

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

    Sources (6)

    • Thos Mordaci, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Thomas Mordica in entry for John Mordica and Mary P Davenport, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Thos Mordica, "United States Census, 1860"

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