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Moore, Blanche Lydia

Moore, Blanche Lydia

Female 1882 - 1960  (78 years)

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  • Name Moore, Blanche Lydia  [1
    Born 10 Feb 1882  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 12523 
    Died 14 Jul 1960  [2
    Buried First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12285  Caswell County
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 

    Father Moore, James Byrd,   b. 17 Mar 1848,   d. 23 Aug 1900  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Powell, Bettie Margaret,   b. 20 Dec 1851, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1938  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 94743 
    Family ID F6109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moore, Alexander Banks,   b. 7 May 1879, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1958  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1910  Blanch Baptist Church, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 94671 
    Notes 
    • Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 387-388 (Article #496 "Alexander "Sandy" Banks Moore and Blanche Lydia Moore" by Lois Moore Gardner).

      North Carolina Marriage Records
      Name: Sandy B Moore
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 31
      Birth Year: abt 1879
      Marriage Date: 22 Jun 1910
      Marriage Place: Caswell, North Carolina, USA
      Father: L T Moore
      Mother: Sallie B Moore
      Spouse: Blanch L Moore
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Race: White
      Spouse Age: 26
      Spouse Father: Jas B Moore
      Spouse Mother: Bettie M Moore
      Event Type: Marriage
    Children 
    +1. Moore, Laura Elizabeth,   b. 27 Apr 1911, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1991  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +2. Moore, Lois Byrd,   b. 12 Jan 1914, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2006, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     3. Moore, Frances Virginia,   b. Abt 1918, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F2313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1882 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1910 - Blanch Baptist Church, Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Blanche Lydia Moore and Alexander Banks (Sandy) Moore 1912
    Blanche Lydia Moore and Alexander Banks (Sandy) Moore 1912

    Documents
    Blanche Lydia Moore Wedding Invitation
    Blanche Lydia Moore Wedding Invitation

  • Notes 
    • Blanche Lydia Moore (1882-1960)

      Blanche and Sandy Moore 1912.jpg

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      Blanche Lydia Moore Moore (1882-1960) and Alexander Banks (Sandy) Moore (1879-1958) in 1912 (probably at their home in Blanche, Caswell County, North Carolina).
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      Blanche Lydia Moore Wedding Invitation

      See: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 387-388 (Article #496 "Alexander "Sandy" Banks Moore and Blanche Lydia Moore" by Lois Moore Gardner).
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      Direct descendant of Spiers Walters and Lydia Stamps. The Caswell County community of Blanche was named for her (by her father who was the first postmaster at Blanche).
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      "I was about to give the same guess [as to the person for whom Blanch, North Carolina was named], although I didn't know that Blanche Moore's father had run the post office. Blanche Moore was a cousin of my grandmother's, Lydia Anne Watkins, and they were very close. I remember visiting "Cousin Blanche" as a child when she lived in the house the Moorefields own now. She was quite a lady, and Blanch can be proud to be named for her! My grandparents built the house in Blanch that Wayne and Linda Bray now own, and they raised a family of 11 children. After he turned his dairy farm over to a son, my grandfather also ran the post office and train station there. It was before my day, but have heard many stories of the "hobos" who road the trains during and after the depression and stopped in the area. My grandfather bought some beautiful pieces from peddlers who rode through (former shop owners who had lost all but their merchandise). Some of those things have been handed down through the family."

      Source: JoAnn Watkins Warn Post to CCHA Facebook Wall 30 June 2010.
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      Mrs. Bettie Moore To Be Buried Today: Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie M. Moore will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of B. E. Powell in Blanch, N. C. Mrs. Moore died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Moore, in Yanceyville yesterday evening at the age of 86. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. S. B. Moore. Yanceyville, N. C., and Mrs. R. N. Shearon, Bunn, N. C., one sister, Mrs. Lydia Watkins. Blanch, N. C. and one brother, A. H. Powell, Sutherlin, Va.

      Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 21 July 1938.
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      Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina

      Earlier, we had a lively discussion about the name of a community in northern Caswell County now called "Blanch." Apparently, the spelling initially was "Blanche."

      Some believe the community took the name "Blanche" because the first postmaster there named the post office for his daughter. The postmaster was James Byrd Moore (1848-1900), and his daughter is Blanche Lydia Moore (1882-1960).

      However, we found no evidence the post office was named "Blanche." After additional research here is what we did find:

      Daniel Gunn Watkins (1857-1937) was a substantial land owner in the area now called "Blanch." When the area began to develop he named it: "Blanche." This was in honor of his niece, the above-mentioned Blanche Lydia Moore.

      She was his niece by virtue of being a daughter of his wife's sister, Bettie Margaret Powell (1851-1938). Below is a photograph of his store. Note the name: "D. G. Watkins & Son Blanche, NC."

      It appears that in 1890 the United States Postal Service designated the post office in this community as "Blanch." Thus, spelling of the name eventually shifted from "Blanche" to "Blanch."
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      1930 US Census
      Name: Blanche Moore
      Birth Year: abt 1882
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age in 1930: 48
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Homemaker?: Yes
      Home in 1930: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina, USA
      Map of Home: Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina
      Street Address: Blanch Road
      Dwelling Number: 257
      Family Number: 263
      Age at First Marriage: 28
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Household Members Age Relationship
      Sandy B Moore 50 Head
      Blanche Moore 48 Wife
      Elizabeth Moore 18 Daughter
      Lois Moore 16 Daughter
      Francis Moore 12 Daughter

      Death Record
      Name: Lydia B Moore
      Death Date: 6 Jun 1959
      Death County: Moore
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 81
      Birth Date: abt. 1878
      Race: 1
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005

      North Carolina Death Certificates
      Name: Blanch Lydia Moore
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 78
      Birth Date: 10 Feb 1882
      Birth Place: Caswell, North Carolina, United States
      Death Date: 14 Jul 1960
      Death Location: Reidsville, Rockingham
      Spouse's Name: Deceased Sandy Moore
      Father's name: James Moore
      Mother's name: Bettie Powell
      Residence: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Obituary of Lois Byrd Moore Gardner (1914-2006) (The Caswell Messenger, 29 November 2006).

    2. Details: Gravestone at First Baptist Church of Yanceyville (Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina).