James Lew Moss

10 January 1899–12 June 1989 (Age 90)
Henry Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of James Lew

When James Lew Moss was born on 10 January 1899, in Henry Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Frederick Eugene Moss, was 36 and his mother, Anna Julia Moss, was 29. He married Arvie Allene Henderson on 20 October 1934, in Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Weld, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Cherokee Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 12 June 1989, in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lew Moss
Arvie Allene Henderson
Marriage: 20 October 1934
Patzie Rae Moss
Lois Ann Moss
Paul Stephen Moss

Spouse and Children

20 October 1934
Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Eugene Moss


    Anna Julia Moss




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses .2 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.)3 Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jim Moss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Moss in household of Frederick E Moss, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James L Moss in household of William B Moss, "United States Census, 1900"

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