JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Robert Brock "Bob" Moss (1868-1938) 
Obituary Mt. Vernon newspaper - January 13, 1938 

Funeral Rites for Bob Moss 2 p.m. Sunday 
Services to Be Held at Pleasant Grove Church for Prominent Farmer 
Who Died Yesterday 

Funeral services for Robert Brock "Bob" Moss, prominent Pleasant 
Grove farmer who died yesterday afternoon, will be held at two o'clock Sunday 
afternoon at Pleasant Grove church. 

The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Miller, pastor of the 
Pleasant Grove church, and Rev. Harry C. Brown and burial will follow in the 
adjoining cemetery. 

The body, taken from Hawkins Funeral Home to the Moss home in 
Pleasant Grove at four o'clock this afternoon, will remain at the home until the 
funeral hour. 

A prominent farmer in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood, Bob Moss 
had been a leader in the Pleasant Grove church, where he was a member for 45 
years. 

His age was 69 years, 11 months and eight days. 

A member of a pioneer family, he was held in the highest respect 
by all who knew him and had a large number of friends in Mt. Vernon. 

He was the son of T. C. "Thad" Moss who preceded him in death. His 
father was a veteran of the Civil War. He ran away when a boy and, too young to 
enlist, entered the war as a bugle boy. 

Bob Moss was a kind and loving husband and father and was a friend 
to all who knew him. 

He was born February 5th, 1868, in Shiloh township. On October 10, 
1895, he was united in marriage with Mary Florence Pettit. 

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel C. Williams; 
two sons, Oscar H. Moss and Frank R. Moss; seven sisters, Mrs. Rado Wallis, Mrs. 
Mollie Swift, Mrs. Maude Smith, Mrs. Blanche Whitlock and Mrs. Nettie Pace, all 
of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Gale Anderson of Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Bessie Meffert of 
Marion; one brother, Roy Moss of Chicago, and three grandchildren. 

Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms
June 5, 2001
 
 
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