Ella Virginia (Brown) Moss (1929 - 2012)

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Ella Virginia (Brown) Moss
1929 - 2012
October 17, 1929
Proctor, Oklahoma United States 74464
February 8, 2012
Arkansas United States
Ella Virginia (Brown) Moss was born on October 17, 1929 in Proctor, Oklahoma United States. Her maiden name is Brown and she married into the Moss family. She is the child of Claude E Brown and Thursie Alice (Martin) Brown, with sibling Katie. According to her family tree, she married Calvin Cooledge Moss. She died on February 8, 2012 in Arkansas at 82 years old.
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Ella Virginia Moss, the daughter of Claude Elmer Brown and Thursie Alice (Martin) Brown, was born October 17, 1929, in Red Bird Hollow at Proctor, Oklahoma. She departed this life to be with her Lord on February 8, 2012, in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 22 days. Virginia was married to Calvin Moss in Westville, Oklahoma on May 5, 1949. To this union was born three children, Darrel, David and Alanna. She began working as an aide for Christie School while working on her education. She graduated from Northeastern State University and began her teaching career at Stilwell Public Schools, where she taught art for many years until her retirement. Virginia enjoyed quilting, crocheting, painting, sewing, gardening and her flowers. She was a member of Christie Southern Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Calvin Moss, who passed away February 8, 2010, one brother, Harold Brown, and two sisters, Bernice Canada and Lafern Brown. Her surviving family includes her children, Darrel Moss and wife, Carmen, of Westville, David Moss and wife, Gale, of Highland, AR, Alanna Sanders and husband, Jerry, of Westville; one brother, Haskel Brown, of Eldon; two sisters, Katie Langley, of Westville and Pauline Moore, of Catoosa 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Many other relatives, friends and loved ones also survive her. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Christie Southern Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Old Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. (Hart)

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In 1929, in the year that Ella Virginia (Brown) Moss was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1933, at the age of only 4 years old, Ella was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1955, at the age of 26 years old, Ella was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1964, at the age of 35 years old, Ella was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1994, at the age of 65 years old, Ella was alive when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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