James Edward Moss

4 September 1875–10 September 1962 (Age 87)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Moss was born on 4 September 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Moss, was 33 and his mother, Fanny Elizabeth Goodman, was 35. He married Harriet Maud Martin on 20 June 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 10 September 1962, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Moss
1875–1962
Harriet Maud Martin
1874–1954
Marriage: 20 June 1896
Gladis Maud Moss
1897–1898
Mildred Hope Moss
1898–1976
James Wayne Moss
1900–1939
Lindsey Joseph Moss
1903–1903
Dr. Bernice Rose Moss
1906–1978
Afton Fannie Moss
1908–1964
Frank Edward Moss
1911–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1896
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 21

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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Story Highlight

Jimmy Moss's favorite story of his mother

In a Adult Sunday School Class in the 21st Ward [circa 1890?], a teacher related a story to Jimmy and the class about his parents, Thomas and Fanny Goodman Moss. He said, "Thomas and Fanny Moss were …

Sources (3)

  • James Edward Moss, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Edward Moss, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Edward Moss, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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