Edith May Moore

30 October 1896–8 March 1995 (Age 98)
Marion Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States

The Life of Edith May

When Edith May Moore was born on 30 October 1896, in Marion Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States, her father, Edward Manford Moore, was 44 and her mother, Alice Robinson, was 25. She married Sylvester Emmett Owings on 25 November 1914, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 15 years and Locust Creek Township, Linn, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 8 March 1995, in Linneus, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Emmett Owings
Edith May Moore
Marriage: 25 November 1914
Clyde Arnold Owings
Gene C. Owings
Kathleen Lucille Owings
Dale F Owings
Margaret Owings

Spouse and Children

25 November 1914
Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Guy Noah Moore



    Hennery Victo Moore


    T. Ray Moore


    Edward Moore


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • E May Owings in household of S Emmett Owings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith May Owings in household of Sylvester E Owings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Moore in household of Edward M Moore, "United States Census, 1910"

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