Kenneth William Moe

6 August 1896–before 1970 (Age 73)
Walsh, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Kenneth William

When Kenneth William Moe was born on 6 August 1896, in Walsh, North Dakota, United States, his father, Christian Johannas Moe, was 31 and his mother, Hallie Cameron Robertson, was 26. He married Mary Theresa Murphy on 7 September 1921, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. He lived in Wadena, Wadena, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1930. He died before 1970, at the age of 72.

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Kenneth William Moe
Mary Theresa Murphy
Marriage: 7 September 1921

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7 September 1921
Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 17

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Moe or (modernized) Mo, from Old Norse mór ‘plain’, ‘moor’, ‘heath’.2 Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from mo ‘sandy heathland’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Keneth Moe in household of C J Moe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Kenneth Moe in household of J Chriss Moe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kenneth W Moe, "United States Census, 1930"

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