Rhoda Moss

1825–1907 (Age 82)
Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Moss was born on 1 September 1825, in Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Moss, was 40 and her mother, Susanna Barber, was 34. She married William David Owen on 16 July 1843, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 6 November 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rhoda Moss
William David Owen
Marriage: 16 July 1843
William David Owen Jr
Mary Ann Deseret Owen
Rhoda Owen
Horatio Owen
Lavina Owen
Selina Owen
Alice Caroline Owen
Alvin Cyrus Owen
Susannah Elizabeth Owen
Clarissa Rowenna Owen
Sarah Owen
Daniel Whitney Owen
Rosena Owen

Spouse & Children

16 July 1843
London, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

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.

Age 25

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

William David Owen Sr - Rhoda Moss

William David was born on June 14, 1810, in Paddington, London, England, son of David Morgan Owen and Elizabeth Taylor. He was born an Englishman although his parents were Welsh, his father being from …

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Owen in household of William D. Owen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rhoda Owen in household of W D Owen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roda Owen in household of William Owen, "United States Census, 1870"

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