|Headstone added to findagrave by Lynn - photo used with permission|
This headstone is located at Pleasant Corners Cemetery, in Monroe County, Iowa.
Anna Eliza Haskill is my 1st cousin 4 times removed. She is descended from one of my Gillen ancestors. She married James Emerson Moss on 3 Sep 1868 in Monroe Co., Iowa.1
Here’s how Anna fits into our family tree.
William Gillen & Rachel Frampton – my maternal 4th great grandparents
their daughter Mary Jane Gillen – my 3rd great grandaunt
her daughter Ann Eliza Haskell
James & Anna had three children, but only 1 child, a daughter, Mary E. lived to adulthood. Their two other children an infant girl and a son, Peter Ellis are buried with them and listed on their headstone. The 19002 census states that Anna is the mother of 3 children, but only 1 living at that time. James was working as a Railroad Inspector according to this census.
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James & Anna lived in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. They died only 8 months apart. He died at age 76, on 10 Feb 1921 in Missouri. His cause of death is listed on his death certificate3 as Chronic Bronchitis/valvular insufficiency.
Anna died in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa on 9 Oct 1921 at age 77. Her cause of death is listed on her death certificate4 as Valvular disease of the heart/regurgitation/cerebral embolism.
Their only surviving child, Mary Elizabeth Moss married Charles W. Winkler on 18 Dec 1906 and she lived to be 90 years old. I’m glad that Anna & James’ one child lived a long life.
You may visit the memorial for James & Anna & their two young children here #36331683. The Moss children were not linked to their parents and I have submitted a request to the memorial manager for that to be done.
If you are related to this family, I’d love to hear from you.
Sources: 1Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, 21900 U.S. Federal Census, 3Missouri death certificates, 4Iowa death certificates
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