Minnie Etta Moss

17 January 1875–1940 (Age 64)
Des Moines Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Minnie Etta

When Minnie Etta Moss was born on 17 January 1875, in Des Moines Township, Jackson, Minnesota, United States, her father, Isaac Mayhew Moss, was 36 and her mother, Amanda C. Ainsworth, was 37. She married William F. Ainsworth in 1906, in Nebraska, United States. She lived in Garfield, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years and Dry Cedar Election Precinct, Garfield, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died in 1940, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 65.

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William F. Ainsworth
Minnie Etta Moss
Marriage: 1906

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Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 8

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Moss in household of William Ainsworth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie Moss in household of I M Moss, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Minnie E Ainsworth in household of William Ainsworth, "United States Census, 1930"

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