Eugene Grissom Moss

8 November 1877–12 December 1949 (Age 72)
Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eugene Grissom

When Eugene Grissom Moss was born on 8 November 1877, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lewis Henry Moss, was 35 and his mother, Virgina Lawrence, was 30. He married Maria Frances Bullock on 8 December 1909, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Brassfield Township, Granville, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, United States for about 29 years. He died on 12 December 1949, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, United States.

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Eugene Grissom Moss
Maria Frances Bullock
Marriage: 8 December 1909
Elizabeth "Betsy" Moss
Lula Bullock Moss
Clara Lawrence Moss

Spouse and Children

8 December 1909
Franklin, North Carolina, United States


    Elizabeth "Betsy" Moss


    Lula Bullock Moss


    Clara Lawrence Moss


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Henry Moss


    Virgina Lawrence




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Eugene Moss in household of L H Moss, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eugene G Moss in household of Mrs. Virginia Moss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eugene Moss, "United States Census, 1920"

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