Lois Moore

Brief Life History of Lois

When Lois Moore was born on 28 February 1895, in Larchwood, Lyon, Iowa, United States, her father, Rev. Frank Leslie Moore, was 37 and her mother, Martha Adaline Maynard, was 26. She married Donald John Knottingham on 23 December 1912, in Lind, Adams, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Owyhee Election Precinct, Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1986, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Donald John Knottingham
1890–1945
Lois Moore
1895–1986
Marriage: 23 December 1912
George A Knottingham
1913–1941
John Harrison Knottingham
1916–2001
Frank William Knottingham
1918–2013
Glenn Horace Knottingham
1923–1995

Sources (17)

  • Lois Nottingham in household of Donald J Nottingham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lois Moore Knottingham, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
  • Lois Knottingham, "Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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