James Buchanan Moore

6 September 1857–21 January 1940 (Age 82)
Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Buchanan

When James Buchanan Moore was born on 6 September 1857, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Haines Moore, was 33 and his mother, Hester Ann Jewett, was 23. He married Mary Elizabeth Owens on 27 October 1898, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 70 years. He died on 21 January 1940, in Bethany, Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Moore Cemetery, Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States.

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James Buchanan Moore
Mary Elizabeth Owens
Marriage: 27 October 1898
Green Bush Moore
Myrtle Ann Moore
Nevada Moore
Della Paralee Moore
Ollie Ellen Moore
Lottie Moore
Alice Mae Moore
John Moore
Flora Moore
Helen Florence Moore
Carl Christopher Moore
James Ray Moore
Fred Waldo Moore

Spouse and Children

27 October 1898
Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

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.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James B More in household of Robert More, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J B Moore in household of Robert Moore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James B Moore, "United States Census, 1900"

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