Thomas Leroy Moore

11 July 1886–22 February 1969 (Age 82)
Valentine, Jeff Davis, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Leroy

When Thomas Leroy Moore was born on 11 July 1886, in Valentine, Jeff Davis, Texas, United States, his father, John Eaton Cook Moore, was 32 and his mother, Lucy Constance Terry, was 25. He married Bessie Mae Sykes on 31 December 1913, in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 February 1969, in Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82.

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Thomas Leroy Moore
Bessie Mae Sykes
Marriage: 31 December 1913
Ward Esten Moore

Spouse and Children

31 December 1913
Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Eaton Cook Moore


    Lucy Constance Terry




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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

Age 8

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Thomas L Moon in household of Cook Moon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tom L Moore in entry for Ward Esten Moore and Margalo Beatrice Moore, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Tom Leroy Moore, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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