Nona Nola May Meek

Brief Life History of Nona Nola May

When Nona Nola May Meek was born on 11 November 1889, in Forestburg, Montague, Texas, United States, her father, James Philip Meek, was 22 and her mother, Mary Frances Leverett, was 20. She married Rice Scudder Moss about 1905, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Gray, Texas, United States in 1935 and Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 1985, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Randall, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rice Scudder Moss
1882–1965
Nona Nola May Meek
1889–1985
Marriage: about 1905
Marie Jewell Moss
1906–1994
Elbertine Moss
1908–2002
Lurline Moss
1910–2002
Ilogene Moss
1913–1967
James Warren Moss
1917–1989
Jack Donald Moss
1923–2016

Sources (14)

  • Nola Moss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nona M. Meek, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Nona Keahey, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

World Events (8)

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.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble, meek’ (Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, pliant, gentle’).

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named in Møre og Romsdal, in Old Norse a compound of mith ‘in the middle’ and vík ‘bay’.

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Middle Dutch micke ‘bread’.

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

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