Dora Belle Moore

25 July 1916–26 May 2009 (Age 92)
Warren, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dora Belle

When Dora Belle Moore was born on 25 July 1916, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, her father, George Powell Moore, was 47 and her mother, Labelle Elnora West, was 30. She married Charles Chester Calhoun on 16 July 1937, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Fork Township, Warren, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Louisburg, Franklin, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 26 May 2009, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Charles Chester Calhoun
Dora Belle Moore
Marriage: 16 July 1937

Spouse and Children

16 July 1937
Franklin, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Powell Moore


    Labelle Elnora West




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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 2

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Dora Belle Moore in household of Ruburt R Gupton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora Bell Moore in household of Geo P Moore, "United States Census, 1920"

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