John Lafayette Moses

1903–1992 (Age 89)
Mount Zion, Carroll, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Lafayette

When John Lafayette Moses was born on 1 February 1903, in Mount Zion, Carroll, Georgia, United States, his father, Alston Layfayette Moses, was 43 and his mother, Martha Malinda Jackson, was 35. He married Mattie Lucile Robertson in January 1926, in Mount Zion, Carroll, Georgia, United States. He lived in District 1240, Carroll, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 March 1992, at the age of 89.

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John Lafayette Moses
Mattie Lucile Robertson
Marriage: January 1926

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January 1926
Mount Zion, Carroll, Georgia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 3

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Jewish; also Welsh and English: from the Biblical name borne by the Israelite leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt, as related in the Book of Exodus. The Hebrew form of the name, Moshe, is probably of Egyptian origin, from a short form of any of various ancient Egyptian personal names, such as Rameses and Tutmosis, meaning ‘conceived by (a certain god)’. However, very early in its history it acquired a folk etymology, being taken as a derivative of the Hebrew root verb mšh ‘draw (something from the water)’, and was associated with a story of the infant Moses being discovered among the bullrushes by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2: 1–10). Moses is the usual English spelling. As a Welsh family name, it was adopted among Dissenter families in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a North American family name, it has absorbed forms of the name from other languages, for example Moise and Moshe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John L Moses, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Moses, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lafayett Moses in household of Allie L Moses, "United States Census, 1910"

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