Bernice Louise Moore

Female2 September 1898–30 January 1959

Brief Life History of Bernice Louise

When Bernice Louise Moore was born on 2 September 1898, in Frankfort, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, Howard M Moore, was 42 and her mother, Mattie Abbie Maxim, was 29. She married Raphnel Atlee Leavitt on 17 March 1917, in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Kittery, York, Maine, United States in 1920 and Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 January 1959, at the age of 60, and was buried in Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raphnel Atlee Leavitt
1892–1986
Bernice Louise Moore
1898–1959
Marriage: 17 March 1917
Raphael A Leavitt Jr.
1912–1920
George Robert Leavitt
1922–2018

Sources (13)

  • Unknown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bernice L Moore, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"
  • Berniece Leavitt, "New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1917Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 2

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

    Age 7

    In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 18

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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