Ava Gettie Moss

31 July 1884–29 June 1985 (Age 100)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ava Gettie

When Ava Gettie Moss was born on 31 July 1884, her father, Thomas Jefferson Moss, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Catherine Crytz, was 28. She married William Columbus Harmon on 25 December 1904, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 29 June 1985, at the age of 100, and was buried in Saint Paul's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Waco, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Columbus Harmon
1883–1960
Ava Gettie Moss
1884–1985
Marriage: 25 December 1904
Alpha Omegus Harmon
1906–1997
Ernest Paul Harmon
1911–2008
Annie Mae Harmon
1914–2006
Earl Haywood Harmon
1917–2000

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1904
Gaston, North Carolina, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    David Moss

    Male1875–Male

    Female1876–1971Female

    Wade Moss

    Male1877–Male

    Female1878–1964Female

    Lilles Moss

    Female1879–Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 13

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 28

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gettie Harmon in household of Cohumbus Harmon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gettie Moss in household of Jefferson Moss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gettys Harmon in household of Columbus Harmon, "United States Census, 1910"

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