Ed B. Moss
Historian Ed B. Moss Dies at 76
Mt. Vernon's best known historian is dead at the age of 76.
Eddie B. Moss, who could talk about the pioneer days of
Jefferson county as if they had happened yesterday, died at
12:40 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Mr. Moss resided at 214 North 12th Street.
During the 1920's he operated a grocery store in downtown Mt.
Vernon. For many years after that he was a real estate dealer.
Mr. Moss was a descendant of a pioneer Jefferson county family
and, in early life, became an enthusiastic student if the
He was an active member if the Jefferson County Historical Society
and wrote many papers on the interesting early days of the
Southern Illinois area.
Mr. Moss was born December 25, 1894 in Jefferson county, the son
of Walter Douglas and Mary Ellen (Coleman) Moss.
On May 27, 1914, he was married, in Mt. Vernon, to Anna Leota
Koons, who survives.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Myers
Chapel. The Rev. Robert Freytag will officiate and burial will
be in Oakwood cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call
after 5:00 p.m. Thursday.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Bob Ed Moss of Mt.
Vernon; and three granddaughters, Jean Ellen Koike of Silver
Spring, Md., Mary Jane Ohms of Washington, Il., and June Ann Moss
of Mt. Vernon.
Mt. Vernon Register News
January 13, 1971
Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms
June 5, 2001