May Melzina Moore

Brief Life History of May Melzina

When May Melzina Moore was born on 12 February 1875, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Moore, was 25 and her mother, Mary Adeline Poland, was 20. She married Alpheus Allison Walkup JR on 19 December 1899, in Taylor, Loup, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in English River Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Otter Creek, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 27 June 1912, in Wahoo, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Alpheus Allison Walkup JR
May Melzina Moore
Marriage: 19 December 1899
Edith Melviana Walkup
Carl Allison Walkup
Ora Orilla Walkup
Jessie Luretta Simpson
Helen Alberta Walkup
George Alpheus Walkup

Sources (4)

  • May Walkup in household of Alley Walkup, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May Melzina Walkup, "Find A Grave Index"
  • May M Moore in entry for Jessie L Simpson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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