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 2 sons 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.
English: topographic name from Middle English mos ‘moss, bog’ (Old English mos), for someone who lived at a boggy place, or a habitational name from one or other of the many places so called, such as Moss (Yorkshire), Mose in Quatford (Shropshire), and Moze (Essex).
English: variant of Moyse .
Irish (Ulster): adoption of the English name 1 by translation for Ó Maolmóna or Ó Maolmhóna ‘descendant of Maolmóna’, a personal name based on maol ‘servant, tonsured one, i.e. devotee’ + a second element assumed to be móin (genitive móna) ‘moorland, peat bog’, in local English ‘moss’.