Edward Walter Moss

16 July 1905–26 November 1999 (Age 94)
Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edward Walter

When Edward Walter Moss was born on 16 July 1905, in Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Wilhelm August Gottlieb Moss, was 37 and his mother, Anna Wilhelmina L. Falkenhagen, was 35. He married Myrtle Isabelle Church in 1933, in Isle, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Isle Harbor Township, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Palmer Recording District - No. 16, Judicial District 3 Anchorage, Alaska, United States for about 5 years. He died on 26 November 1999, in Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States.

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Edward Walter Moss
Myrtle Isabelle Church
Marriage: 1933

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    Myrtle Isabelle Church


Isle, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 1

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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Sources (3)

  • Edgar W Moss in household of Anna Moss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward W Moss, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Edward W Moss in household of Arthur F Moss, "United States Census, 1930"

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