Mary Moss

7 October 1830–after 1850 (Age 19)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Moss was born on 7 October 1830, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Moss, was 22 and her mother, Agness Redshaw, was 18. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died after 1850, at the age of 21.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Moss
1808–1872
Agness Redshaw
1812–1866
Mary Moss
1830–1850

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (4)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 2
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 3
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843
Age 13
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

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’.

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

Possible Related Names

Moyse

Sources (1)

  • Mary Moss in household of Thomas Moss, "United States Census, 1850"

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