Ora Dorcas Flaherty

20 November 1897–4 January 1977 (Age 79)
, Calhoun, Mississippi

The Life of Ora Dorcas

When Ora Dorcas Flaherty was born on 20 November 1897, her father, James Clifton Flaherty, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Stevenson, was 23. She married Howard Norman Moseley on 10 November 1918. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 5, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 January 1977, in Grenada, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 79.

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Howard Norman Moseley
Ora Dorcas Flaherty
Marriage: 10 November 1918
Sarah F Mosley
Howard Norman Moseley Jr.

Spouse and Children

10 November 1918
, Calhoun, Mississippi


Parents and Siblings

    James Clifton Flaherty


    Sarah Elizabeth Stevenson




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 10

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithbheartaigh ‘descendant of Flaithbheartach ’, a byname meaning ‘generous’, ‘hospitable’ (from flaith(eamh) ‘prince’, ‘ruler’ + beartach ‘acting’, ‘behaving’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ora Flaherty in household of J C Flaherty, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ora Nosely in household of Howard N Nosely, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora D Mosley in household of Howard N Mosley, "United States Census, 1930"

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