Mark Deems Moore

11 June 1894–6 February 1954 (Age 59)
Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mark Deems

When Mark Deems Moore was born on 11 June 1894, in Sheldon, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert Lewellyn Moore, was 27 and his mother, Laura Belle Purgett, was 24. He married Gladys Marie Rosenberry on 19 June 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Stockland Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Milford, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 6 February 1954, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States.

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Mark Deems Moore
Gladys Marie Rosenberry
Marriage: 19 June 1915
Wanda Elizabeth Moore

Spouse and Children

19 June 1915
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Albert Lewellyn Moore


    Laura Belle Purgett




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 8

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mark Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mark D Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Markie A Moore in household of Lew A Moore, "United States Census, 1900"

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