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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 nephews. 

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
 
 
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