Dr. Harry Corwin Moss
Dr. Harry Corwin Moss (1869-1948)
Carbondale, Il. March 23, 1948
Dr. H.C. Moss Dies; Practiced
Here 30 Years
Dr. Harry Corwin Moss of 204 W. Oak street, 78, died this morning
at 1:15 a.m. in Holden hospital. He is survived by nine nieces and
Dr. Moss was born July 15th, 1869 in Jefferson county, near
Mt. Vernon. He graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, in
March of 1898 and began practicing medicine in Albion in May of that
year. He came to Carbondale in May, 1918, and had been a practicing
physician here since that time. His offices were formerly on West
Main street, in what is now the Patterson Hardware building, but at
the time of his death were located at 204 W. Oak.
Mrs. Moss died February 24, 1944. She was the former Elizabeth
Wilson of Marissa.
Dr, Moss was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen of
America, Ben Hur, Consistory of the Shrine, and the First Methodist
church. He was the son of Capt. John R. Moss and Parmelia Allen Moss,
both members of pioneer families in Illinois.
Dr. J.W. Barrow, friend of Dr. Moss' said today that "he was a
good country doctor in a small town, a general physician, charitable,
certainly a good citizen, and never willingly did any harm to anyone."
Dr. Moss was known to many for his unusual cane collection and his
help in the drive to collect funds with which to build the present
First Methodist church.
The body will be at the Carbondale funeral home until time for the
services, scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First
Methodist church with the Rev. Clyde S. Clark, assisted by Dr. C.C.
Hall, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.
Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms
Jan 25, 2002