William Oscar Moore

October 1851–14 October 1928 (Age 77)
Iowa, United States

The Life of William Oscar

When William Oscar Moore was born in October 1851, in Iowa, United States, his father, Enos Moore, was 28 and his mother, Jerusha Newell, was 28. He married Cynthia Ancher Jemison on 7 October 1875, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Monroe Township, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 14 October 1928, in Hamilton, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 77.

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William Oscar Moore
Cynthia Ancher Jemison
Marriage: 7 October 1875
Charles Perry Moore
Carrie Belle Moore
Irma May Moore
Frank Moore
John Rowley Moore
Blanche Alice Moore
Roy McKinley Moore

Spouse and Children

7 October 1875
Jefferson, Iowa, United States


    Charles Perry Moore


    Carrie Belle Moore


    Irma May Moore


    Frank Moore


    John Rowley Moore


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 16

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Oscar Moore in household of Enoz Moore, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm O Moore, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William O Moore in household of Amos Moore, "United States Census, 1860"

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