James Edward Mosley Sr

20 April 1937–17 November 1987 (Age 50)
United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Mosley Sr was born on 20 April 1937, in United States, his father, Howard Carter, was 39 and his mother, Josephine Carter Durham, was 37. He had at least 1 daughter with Iva Mosley. He died on 17 November 1987, in his hometown, at the age of 50, and was buried in Waters Cemetery, Oak Park, Emanuel, Georgia, United States.

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James Edward Mosley Sr
Iva Mosley
Wanda Mosley

Spouse and Children



    Wanda Mosley


Parents and Siblings

    Howard Carter


    Josephine Carter Durham




World Events (3)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 5

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1965 · Stone Mountain Monument

Age 28

A memorial carving on the side of a quartz monzonite dome in Stone Mountain depicts Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. The dome rises 825 feet above ground and is the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world. Stone Mountain Park opened on April 14, 1965, 100 years to the day of Lincoln’s assassination. The park spans 3,200 acres and is Georgia’s most popular attraction.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Mos(e)ley in central, western, and northwestern England. The obvious derivation is from Old English mos ‘peat bog’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, but the one in southern Birmingham (Museleie in Domesday Book) had as its first element Old English mūs ‘mouse’, while one in Staffordshire (Molesleie in Domesday Book) had the genitive case of the Old English byname Moll.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Mosley in entry for Steven Lee McBee and Debra Marie Mosley, "Georgia, Houston County, Marriage Records, 1832-2015"
  • James Edward Mosley in entry for Mrs Annabelle Carney, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • James Edward Mosley, "Find A Grave Index"

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