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Mark Hanna Moss (1896-1965) 
Obituary - Mt. Vernon Register News - April 1, 1965 

Mark H. Moss Former Resident Dies in Texas 

Mark H. Moss, a former resident of Mt. Vernon, died in Texas 
Monday at the age of 68. He was a brother of Ed B. Moss. 

Mr. Moss died in a San Antonio hospital. His funeral and burial 
services were held yesterday. 

He had been in ill health for some time. 

Mr. Moss was born October 19, 1896, in Jefferson county, the son 
of W.D. (Doug) and Mary Ellen Moss. He was educated in Mt. Vernon public schools 
and left here in 1916 for Oklahoma City, where he joined his brother, Tony I. 
Moss, owner and operator of the Moco Laboratories. They manufactured Monkey Grip 
tire patch. 

He married Opal May Davenport of Oklahoma City in 1924 and they 
celebrated their 40th anniversary in Mt. Vernon last year. They have made their 
home in San Antonio for a number of years. 

He was a member of the Episcopal church and the Masonic lodge of 
San Antonio. 

He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Mamie Moss Culli of 
Taft, Texas, and one brother, Ed B. Moss of Mt. Vernon. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, and three brothers, Tony, 
Moody, and Walter. 

Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms 
June 5, 2001
 
 
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