Mabel E Moss

Female5 September 1884–13 May 1988

Brief Life History of Mabel E

When Mabel E Moss was born on 5 September 1884, in New York, United States, her father, Dr Ransom Elbert Moss, was 29 and her mother, DeEtta E Moss, was 30. She lived in Gowanda, Collins, Erie, New York, United States in 1905 and Collins, Erie, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 May 1988, in Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 103.

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Dr Ransom Elbert Moss
DeEtta E Moss
Mabel E Moss

Sources (4)

  • Mable E Mose in household of James Cole, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Mabel E Moss in household of Deetta E Moss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mabel E Moss in household of Ransom E Moss, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 28

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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