Tuesday, November 28, 2017

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY ~ The headstone of James & Anna Moss and their two children

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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Moss family 1900 census

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

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl
Copyright ©  2010-2017   Diane Gould Hall

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I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.