Arthur Richard Moore

Brief Life History of Arthur Richard

When Arthur Richard Moore was born on 3 June 1873, in Arthur, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Moore, was 32 and his mother, Lavinia Ballantine, was 25. He married Mathilda Louise Leigh on 28 November 1906, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 June 1940, at the age of 67, and was buried in Evergreen Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Richard Moore
1873–1940
Mathilda Louise Leigh
1879–1940
Marriage: 28 November 1906
Richard Leigh Moore
1907–1967
Donald James Moore
1909–2003
Margerett Moore
1914–

Sources (10)

  • Arthur R Moore in household of James Moore, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Arthur Richard Moore, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Arthur Richard Moore, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

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

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