Stella Moore

7 March 1888–25 January 1941 (Age 52)
Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Stella

When Stella Moore was born on 7 March 1888, in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States, her father, Rev. James Shaw Moore, was 20 and her mother, Maggie Lucinday Bain, was 22. She married Dallas Francis Nowell on 12 August 1906, in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Quitman, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1906 and Benton Township, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 25 January 1941, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Quitman, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dallas Francis Nowell
Stella Moore
Marriage: 12 August 1906
Olen Nowell
Annie Nowell
Noland O. Nowell
James D. Nowell

Spouse and Children

12 August 1906
Cleburne, Arkansas, United States


    Olen Nowell


    Annie Nowell



    James D. Nowell


Parents and Siblings

    Rev. James Shaw Moore


    Maggie Lucinday Bain






    James S. Moore III



    John William Moore


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 15

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Stella Nowell in household of Dawel F Nowell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella Nowell in household of Dallas F Nowell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Stella Moors in household of James S Moors, "United States Census, 1900"

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