Retta Moseley

24 February 1887–28 August 1970 (Age 83)
Taney, Missouri, United States

The Life of Retta

When Retta Moseley was born on 24 February 1887, in Taney, Missouri, United States, her father, Elisha Whitney Moseley, was 22 and her mother, Rebecca Wright, was 19. She lived in Beaver Township, Taney, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 28 August 1970, at the age of 83.

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Elisha Whitney Moseley
Rebecca Wright
Retta Moseley
Farley Moseley
Tempest Moseley

Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Whitney Moseley


    Rebecca Wright




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 17

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variants Mosley . The form Moseley occurs mainly in the West Midlands.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Retta Maseley in household of Elisha Maseley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rettie Moseley in household of Olisha W Moseley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rettie or Bettie Moseley - Government record: birth-name: Rettie or Bettie Moseley

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