Jesse Munson Moss was born on 11 January, 1876 in Sandwich, Illinois. He was the son of Helen (Munson) (fl-228) and Dexter Moore Moss (fl-104).
At the age of six Jesse came with his parents to Scranton, Iowa where they settled on a farm a mile north of that town. On that farm he resided continuously until 1936. On 3 May, 1903, Jesse Moss was baptized a Christian and received into the Scranton Methodist Episcopal Church.
On 12 April, 1905 Jesse Moss married Mary A. Thompson, after which they took up residence on his father’s farm. There they lived until moving into their final home together in 1936.
MARY A_________ THOMPSON (fl- 230) called “Mamie”
born: ___________, in __________, ____, _________
mother: ______________ (_____________)
father: ________________, ____________
married: 12 April 1905 to Jesse M. MOSS in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
Like most of the members of his family, Jesse was “a talented and accomplished musician. Jess was famed and admired throughout a wide area. He served as the director of the Greene County Band and other musical groups in the area. He was also a member of the Des Moines Shrine Band.
Jesse Moss was a member of the Scranton, Iowa town council. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star at Scranton and of the Commandery of the Mason in Jefferson, Iowa. In 1929, Jesse became a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Des Moines, the state capital.
Jesse M. Moss died 25 May, 1941. He lived to be 65 years, 4 months and 14 days old. He is buried at the Scranton Cemetery, in Scranton, Iowa. His funeral was held at the Scranton Methodist Episcopal Church, the pastor Rev. E.L. Stone officiating. Music was furnished by Tyne Buck, with Mrs. Bill E. (Marian Knight) Friend