Minnie Pearl Lay

30 September 1894–5 December 1985 (Age 91)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Minnie Pearl

When Minnie Pearl Lay was born on 30 September 1894, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, James I Lay, was 31 and her mother, Lee Ann Kays, was 31. She married Alonzo Moore on 17 November 1912, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 6, Mercer, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States in 1948. She died on 5 December 1985, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Moore
Minnie Pearl Lay
Marriage: 17 November 1912
J L Moore
Lyda Moore
Lola B Moore

Spouse and Children

17 November 1912
Washington, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 6

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

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

1 English: variant of Lee .2 Scottish: reduced variant of McClay .3 French: habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Moore in household of Alonzo Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl Moore in household of Lon Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pearl Lay in household of James Lay, "United States Census, 1910"

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