Lenora B Moffet

Brief Life History of Lenora B

When Lenora B Moffet was born on 6 September 1880, in Michigan, United States, her father, Adelbert H Moffitt, was 34 and her mother, Delilah Baker, was 35. She married Myron C Richardson on 7 March 1898, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Algansee Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Quincy, Quincy Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 2 November 1942, in Girard, Girard Township, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Quincy, Quincy Township, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Myron C Richardson
Lenora B Moffet
Marriage: 7 March 1898
Ora Vernon Richardson
Harold Eugene Richardson
Gerald George Richardson
Hazel M Richardson
Myron Hubert Richardson

Sources (16)

  • Lenora Richardson in household of Myron Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lenora B. Moffitt, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Lenora B Richardson, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Hudson's

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, and northern English: variant of Moffatt .

Altered form of French Maufay, a variant of Maufait: nickname from Old French mau fait ‘misshapen’ (from mal, mau ‘badly’ + fait, past participle of faire ‘to do or make’), used as a nickname for a deformed individual. Compare Monfette .

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

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