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Moorefield, Leona

Moorefield, Leona

Female 1895 - 1940  (45 years)

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  • Name Moorefield, Leona  [1, 2
    Born 16 Mar 1895  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 341 
    Died 27 Oct 1940  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Locust Hill United Methodist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I339  Caswell County
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Moorefield, Elijah Johnson,   b. 17 Oct 1868, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1937, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother James, Ada Belle,   b. 20 Dec 1870, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1955, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Feb 1891  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number 2200 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clayton, George Lee,   b. 12 Mar 1891, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1956, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1914  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 11366 
    Children 
    +1. Clayton, Ida Ercell,   b. 21 Jan 1915,   d. 28 Jan 2003, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    +2. Clayton, Elwood Harvey,   b. 5 Apr 1916, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 2001, Ruffin, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +3. Clayton, Julius Lee,   b. 20 Jan 1918, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 2015, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)  [natural]
    +4. Clayton, Geneva Moorefield,   b. 26 Oct 1919, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 2017  (Age 97 years)  [natural]
    +5. Clayton, Ada Helen,   b. 20 Jan 1922, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +6. Clayton, Leona Eleanor,   b. 20 May 1925, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2001, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1895 - Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1914 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 1940 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Locust Hill United Methodist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family
    Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family

    Documents
    Leona Moorefield Clayton Death Certificate
    Leona Moorefield Clayton Death Certificate
    Leona Moorefield-George Lee Clayton Marriage Record
    Leona Moorefield-George Lee Clayton Marriage Record

    Headstones
    Leona Moorefield Clayton Grave Marker
    Leona Moorefield Clayton Grave Marker
    Leona Moorefield Clayton Grave Marker
    Leona Moorefield Clayton Grave Marker

    Newspapers
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Five Generations
    Ada Belle James Moorefield Five Generations

  • Notes 
    • Leona Moorefield (1895-1940)

      Leona Moorefield Clayton

      Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family

      Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family c.1910

      Moorefield-Clayton Marriage Record

      Leona Moorefield Clayton Death Certificate 1940

      Leona Moorefield Clayton Grave Marker#2

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Second Photograph: the Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family at Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina (c.1940). Left-to-Right:

      Back Row: Alice Velma Moorefield, Lula May Moorefield, Elijah Johnson Moorefield (father), Ada Belle James Moorefield (mother), Minnie B. Moorefield, Leona Moorefield, Verna Brent Moorefield.

      Front Row: Violet Bye Moorefield, Arthur William Moorefield, Virginia Inez Moorefield, Naomi Ethel Moorefield, Esther True Moorefield.
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      Third Photograph: Elijah Johnson Moorefield Family (c.1910)

      Location and exact date unknown. Only the parents and the younger male are identified: Elijah Johnson Moorefield (1868-1937) (father); Ada Belle James Moorefield (1870-1955) (mother); and son Arthur William Moorefield (1893-1976).

      The older-appearing daughter (to Arthur William Moorefield's right) may be Minnie B. Moorefield (1891-1987). Other daughters may include: Leona; Lula; Virginia; Violet; Esther; and Verna. The younger daughters probably not born are: Alice; and Naomi.

      As Verna was born in 1908 and Alice in 1911, these years may bracket the date of the photo.
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      Seven Daughters Probably in Family Group Photograph

      Minnie B. Moorefield
      Leona Moorefield
      Lula May Moorefield
      Virginia Inez Moorefield
      Violet Bye Moorefield
      Esther True Moorefield
      Verna Brent Moorefield
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      My grandma Clayton had a hard life. She had rheumatic heart disease when eleven and was always weak. By the time she was in her 30's she had a double mastectomy in Danville. Can you imagine back then how crude that surgery would have been? But she did not die of cancer. She got strep throat and they took her to Duke You can see on the death certificate it shows infection in her heart. My Mama was young when grandma Clayton died so if course I never knew her. Source: June Somers Pape Facebook Message 5 January 2014.
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      One of the daughters of G. L. Clayton and Leona Moorefield married O. L. Satterfield. That daughter had a daughter who married H. T. Hovatter. They had a daughter named Barbara James Hovatter. See the picture linked below of five generations, with Mrs. E. J. Moorefield being shown as the great great grandmother of the infant Barbara James Hovatter. The Mrs. E. J. Moorefield was Ada Belle James.

      Photograph (Courtesy The Caswell Messenger).
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      Find A Grave Memorial
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      Note that Lex Sally applied along with George Lee Clayton for a marriage license (to Leona Moorefield) and was a witness at the marriage event.
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      Greensboro News & Record (NC) - March 18, 1997

      Mrs. Alice Moorefield Showfety, 86, of Greensboro, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Britthaven Nursing Center in Chapel Hill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mrs. Showfety at 12 noon on Wednesday, in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

      Mrs. Showfety was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Caswell County, to the late Elijah Johnson and Ada Moorefield. She was a graduate of Bartlett-Yancey High School, where she played on the basketball team. After graduation, Mrs. Showfety attended UNC-Greensboro, formerly Women's College. She was a member of the Y Matrons, a charter member of the Flora Garden Club, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

      Mrs. Showfety is survived by three daughters, Barbara Cox and her husband, Jim of Greensboro, Freda Chesson and her husband, Chip, and Linda Devenny, all of Durham; and a son-in-law, David Kersey of Moore, S.C.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Esther Lea of Purley, and Naomi Prewitt of Lexington, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kalil Showfety, and a daughter, Nancy S. Kersey.

      A Rosary Service will be held at Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The family will receive friends following the Rosary, and other times at the residence of Jim and Barbara Cox. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Triangle Hospice, 1804 Martin Luther King Drive, Suite 112, Durham, N.C. 27707. Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, 1118 N. Elm Street, is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Showfety.
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      1900 US Census
      Name: Leona Mofield
      Home in 1900: Flat River, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 4
      Estimated birth year: abt 1896
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter

      1910 US Census
      Name: Leoner Moorefield
      Age in 1910: 15
      Estimated birth year: abt 1895
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Eliza J Moorefield 43
      Ada B Moorefield 40
      Minnie B Moorefield 18
      Arther W Moorefield 16
      Leoner Moorefield 15
      Lula M Moorefield 12
      Jennie L Moorefield 8
      Violet B Moorefield 6
      Ester L Moorefield 4
      Sadie Moorefield 2

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Leona Clayton
      Age: 24
      Birth Year: abt 1896
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1920: Leasburg, Caswell, North Carolina
      Residence Date: 1920
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: George Clayton
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: None
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members Age Relationship
      George Clayton 29 Head
      Leona Clayton 24 Wife
      Ercell Clayton 5 Daughter
      Elward Clayton 3 Son
      Julius Clayton 1 Son
      Geneva Clayton 0 Daughter
      Jule Clayton 42 Brother
      John Gravit 22 Nephew
      Hattie Gravit 16 Niece

      North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
      Name: Leona N Clayton
      [Leona N Moorefield]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 45
      Birth Date: 16 Mar 1895
      Birth Place: Person, North Carolina, United States
      Death Date: 27 Oct 1940
      Death Location: Durham, Durham (Duke Hospital)
      Spouse's Name: G L Clayton
      Father's Name: Elijah John Moorefield
      Mother's Name: Ada James
      Residence: Ruffin, Caswell, North Carolina

      Note that the above death certificate suggests that her middle maiden name began with the letter "N." This has not been confirmed.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: North Carolina Death Certificate of George Lee Clayton (1891-1956).

    2. Details: North Carolina Death Certificate of Leona Moorefield Clayton (1895-1940).

    3. [S40] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).