Sophronia Moore

22 November 1881–23 July 1969 (Age 87)
Jones, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sophronia

When Sophronia Moore was born on 22 November 1881, in Jones, Georgia, United States, her father, John Bishop Moore, was 34 and her mother, Sallie Ethridge, was 34. She married James R Roberts on 25 December 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 23 July 1969, at the age of 87.

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James R Roberts
Sophronia Moore
Marriage: 25 December 1898
Wadis Aldene Roberts

Spouse and Children

    James R Roberts



25 December 1898


Parents and Siblings

    John Bishop Moore


    Sallie Ethridge




    Annie Moore



    Lula Florence Moore


    Sallie MOORE


    Ollie Ussery Moore


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 12

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Age 23

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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