Nellie Virginia Mooreland

13 October 1907–10 March 1980 (Age 72)
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nellie Virginia

When Nellie Virginia Mooreland was born on 13 October 1907, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, her father, Harry West Moreland Sr, was 25 and her mother, Nellie Gertrude Watson, was 25. She died on 10 March 1980, in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Harry West Moreland Sr
Nellie Gertrude Watson
Harry West Moreland Jr
Louis Robert Mooreland
Nellie Virginia Mooreland
William Russell Moreland
William R Mooreland

Parents and Siblings



    Harry West Moreland Jr




    William Russell Moreland


    William R Mooreland


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 10

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in the Borders region and in Kinross, named Moreland, from Old English mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘moor’ + land ‘land’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nellie Moreland in household of Harry W Moreland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie V Mooreland in household of Harry W Mooreland, "United States Census, 1920"

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