Roy Emery Moore Biography
Roy Emery Moore, 1979.

Roy Emery Moore Biography

Roy Emery Moore was born to John J. Moore and Edith Lillian Buess in Forest, Hardin, Ohio, USA on Wednesday, February 2, 1910.

Who is Roy to you? The following is not a complete list of relatives/descendants, but if you recognize any of these names, it may help you answer that question.

  • Father of Doris Jane Moore.
  • Grandfather of Joyce, Dan, Gloria, Mike, Valerie, and Teresa.
  • Great grandfather to Kelly Jean, David Michael, David Daniel, Steven Michael, Gina Joy, Kristen Marie, Bradley Jay, Joseph Michael, Matthew Allen, Daniel Scott, Jennifer Lynn, Jaysson Solomon-Elijah, Job Gabriel-Elisha, and Sarah Kaylynn.
  • 2nd great grandfather to Kari Nikole, Kali Ryann, Brett Mikalary, Samantha Marie, Spencer Jay, Megan Armenia, Dominic Daniel, Tristen Jay, Zachary Todd, Kayla, and 20+ young folks.
  • 3rd great grandfather to other young folks.
1910’s

When Roy was born, he already had one sibling:

  • Charles Atholl Moore age about 7;

On May 13, 1910 it was reported that Roy (Census-Name: Roy Emery Moore), 2 months of age, was born in Ohio and currently lived on a farm they owned without a mortgage in Richland, Wyandot, Ohio. His mother and father were both born in Ohio. He lived in a household of 5. Based on the age given to the census official, his birth year is 1909/1910.

Source: 1920 Census [1920-US-Census-Ohio-Wyandot-Richland, District 183, Sheet 9B]

Roy was 3 when Ethel Ruth Moore joined the family in 1913.

1920’s

On January 3, 1920 it was reported that Roy (Census-Name: Roy E. Moore), 9 years of age, was born in Ohio and currently lived in a home they owned with a mortgage in Goshen, Hardin, Ohio. His mother and father were both born in Ohio. He lived in a household of 5. Based on the age given to the census official, his birth year is 1910/1911.

Source: 1920 Census [1920-US-Census-Ohio-Hardin-Goshen, District 89, Sheet 1B]
1930’s

On April 10, 1930 it was reported that Roy (Census-Name: Roy Moore), 20 years of age, was born in Ohio and currently lived on the farm they owned, with no radio, in Goshen, Hardin, Ohio. His mother and father were both born in Ohio. He lived in a household of 4, was single, and did not work outside the home/farm. Roy was able to read/write and speak English. He was not a U.S. veteran. Based on the age given to the census official, his birth year is 1909/1910.

Source: 1930 Census [1930-US-Census-Ohio-Hardin-Goshen, District 33-12, Sheet 3B]

Roy married Laura Lucille Kahley in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, USA on Wednesday, June 11, 1930.

Their first and only child was born in January of 1931, when Roy was 20 years old:

1940’s

On April 9, 1940 it was reported that Roy (Census-Name: Roy Moore), 30 years of age, was born in Ohio and currently lived in a $5/month rental (farm) in Marseilles, Wyandot, Ohio. This is the same place he lived five years prior. He was the head of a household of 3, was married, and worked as a “farmer on a farm”. Roy had completed grade 9, and had not recently been in school. Based on the age given to the census official, his birth year is 1909/1910.

Source: 1940 Census [1940-US-Census-Ohio-Wyandot-Marseilles, District 88-12, Sheet 2B]

In September of 1940, the United States instituted a peacetime draft, requiring registration of all men between the ages of 21 and 45. On October 16, 1940, Roy registered for the draft of World War II. He was never drafted into military service.

According to his 1940 registration card, Roy was white, 5′ 9″ tall, weighed 140 pounds, had Blonde hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. He registered in Wyandot county, Ohio.

1950’s

On November 1, 1952, Roy and Laura moved from Ohio to Palm Beach County, Florida. [Source: Divorce Complaint, Section Three.]

On December 16, 1952, Roy and Laura secured a mortgage from Martin and Myrtle Pavlic for $7,500 on a bar in Florida. The “Satisfaction of Mortgage” for that property – Lots 51-53 of Tropical Terrace, Hypoluxo, Florida [Palm Beach County, Lake Worth area], was recorded on August 9, 1956. At that time, Roy’s address was Route #2 Box 686, Lake Worth, Florida.

On March 26, 1957, Roy and Laura sold their bar to Clayton M. and Mary Jane Johnsen for $18,500.

Roy and Laura separated On April 16, 1957, and Roy filed for divorce on April 19, 1957. Their divorce was official on June 18, 1957.

1960’s

When Roy was 50, his mother, Edith Lillian Buess, died in March of 1960.

Roy married Betty Ann O’Neill on December 29, 1966. Justice of the Peace officiating in Kingsland, Camden County, Georgia. Unfortunately, we know very little of Betty or her life with Roy.

In May of 1969, when Roy was 59, his father, John J. Moore passed away.

1970’s

In August of 1975, when Roy was 65, his ex-wife, Laura Lucille Kahley passed away.

1980’s

Roy passed away in Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida, USA on Tuesday, September 1, 1981 at the age of 71.

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