Moses Durant Furr

Brief Life History of Moses Durant

When Moses Durant Furr was born on 14 May 1876, in Stanly, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Franklin Furr, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Cameline Reed, was 23. He married Lexie Arey on 18 November 1896, in Big Lick Township, Stanly, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Furr Township, Stanly, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He died on 12 January 1920, in Stanly, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Loves Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stanfield, Stanly, North Carolina, United States.

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Moses Durant Furr
Lexie Arey
Marriage: 18 November 1896
Odessa May Furr
Vera Beatrice Furr
Ralph Dewitt Furr
William Alanzo Furr
Herbert Furr
Velma Estelle Furr
Wilbur Franklin Furr
Edna Louise Furr

Sources (54)

  • M Durant Fenn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • M Durant Furr, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Moses D Furr, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English furre ‘fur, a fur lining for a garment, a coat made of or trimmed with fur’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore one.

Americanized form of German Fuhr .

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

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