Clara May Wagamon

5 July 1890–5 September 1985 (Age 95)
Kinross, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clara May

When Clara May Wagamon was born on 5 July 1890, in Kinross, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, Martin Valandingham Wagamon, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Griffith, was 22. She married Oral Cooper Moore on 6 December 1910, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Lime Creek Township, Washington, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 September 1985, in Keota, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Oral Cooper Moore
Clara May Wagamon
Marriage: 6 December 1910
Olive Leona Moore

Spouse and Children

6 December 1910
Washington, Iowa, United States


    Olive Leona Moore


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wagemann ( see Wageman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara M Moore in household of Oal C Moore, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Moore in household of Oral C Moore, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Clara M Moore in household of Oral C Moore, "United States Census, 1930"

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