William Edward Mosher Sr

Brief Life History of William Edward

When William Edward Mosher Sr was born on 14 December 1898, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Mosher, was 20 and his mother, Amanda Robinson, was 17. He married Florence Millie Benson on 27 August 1921, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 19 April 1985, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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William Edward Mosher Sr
Florence Millie Benson
Marriage: 27 August 1921
Florence Elnora Mosher
Betty Jane Mosher
Doris May Mosher
William Edward “Eddie” Mosher Jr
Jack "Jackie" Duane Mosher
Richard Lee Mosher

Sources (25)

  • William E Mosher, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William E. Mosher, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • William Edgar Mosher, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Moger .

English (Lancashire): variant of Moser . This form of the surname is rare in Britain.

Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Moser .

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

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