Arthur Pratt Musser

Brief Life History of Arthur Pratt

When Arthur Pratt Musser was born on 23 May 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Amos Milton Musser Sr, was 52 and his mother, Belinda Marden Pratt, was 34. He married Julia Charlotte Renison on 4 August 1905, in South Berkeley, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. He lived in Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 November 1951, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Arthur Pratt Musser
Julia Charlotte Renison
Marriage: 4 August 1905

Sources (17)

  • Arthur P Musser, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Renison/Pratt Marriage 02 Aug 1905, Page 5
  • Arthur Pratt Musser, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Moser .

South German: unexplained. This surname is rare in Germany.

History: Jost (Joseph) Musser (c. 1692–1761) came on the ship Molly, which arrived in Philadelphia, PA, on 30 September, 1727. He settled in Lampeter Township, PA.

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

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