Leonard Franklin Moore

12 August 1925–25 February 1996 (Age 70)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Leonard Franklin

Leonard Franklin Moore was born on 12 August 1925, in Mississippi, United States as the son of Ernest Linwood Moore and Margaret Jane Butler. He married Omagene Banton on 3 December 1946, in De Soto, Clarke, Mississippi, United States. He lived in Beat 4, Coahoma, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 25 February 1996, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Vanndale Cemetery, Vanndale, Cross, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Franklin Moore
Omagene Banton
Marriage: 3 December 1946

Spouse and Children

3 December 1946
De Soto, Clarke, Mississippi, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ernest Linwood Moore


    Margaret Jane Butler





    Ilene McCommon


    John Moore


    Lamar Moore


    Ray Moore


World Events (8)

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 6

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 14

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Leonard Moore in household of Ernest Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Leonard F Moore, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Leonard Franklin in entry for Omagene Banton Moore, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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