Joseph Moss

8 May 1855–9 February 1934 (Age 78)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Moss was born on 8 May 1855, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, his father, William Jackson Moss, was 49 and his mother, Ann McCluskey, was 42. He married Olive Louise Proctor on 3 November 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 9 February 1934, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Moss
Olive Louise Proctor
Marriage: 3 November 1877
John Proctor Moss
Susie Louise Moss
Ethel Moss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1877Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 21
    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.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Ann Mitchell McCluskey Moss By Marlene Roth

    Birthdate: 1 Jan 1813 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Death: 10 Jan 1887 Salt Lake City, Utah Parents: Michael McCluskey & Ann Mitchell McCluskey Pioneer: 26 Oct. 1864 William Hyde Wagon Company …

    Sources (26)

    • Joseph Moss in household of William Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Joseph Moss, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Moss, "United States Census, 1910"

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