Mary Lillian Moore

2 December 1894–20 August 1949 (Age 54)
Sharpsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Lillian

When Mary Lillian Moore was born on 2 December 1894, in Sharpsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Acklin Dodridge Moore, was 25 and her mother, Mary Mitchell, was 19. She married Walter Raymond Thomas in 1918, in Ohio, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 20 August 1949, in Russells Point, Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Walter Raymond Thomas
Mary Lillian Moore
Marriage: 1918

Spouse and Children

Ohio, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Acklin Dodridge Moore


    Mary Mitchell





    Jennie Moore


    Joseph Moore


    Laurence Moore


    John Milton Murray


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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Lilly M Moore in household of Joseph Moore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Lillian Thomas, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Mary Lillian Moore in entry for Chester L Brown and Margaret E Thomas, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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