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Re: William Harry Mosby 1898-1964
Posted by: David Coulon Burns (ID *****6739) Date: January 16, 2013 at 19:49:15
In Reply to: William Harry Mosby 1898-1964 by rachel van riel of 1044

William Harry Mosby was born 24 January 1898 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa, to Harry E. and Anastasia E. (Skorunka) Mosby. By 1930 he was in Chicago working as a commercial artist. He lived with his aunt Helen Ethel Mosby, a spinster. Before 1940 he married Alice _unknown_.

There is an article on Wikipedia that describes his training in Belgium and gives some additional information on his commerical work.

He is a descendant of John and Anne (McCreary) Moore.

From some posts online, I believe that he had at least one child, a son William Harry Mosby, Jr. However, he must have been born after 1940 since in the 1940 census, he and Alice have no children.

A 1951 article in the Wilmette paper indicates that some of his works were on display there when a new wing opened; it also lists Alice Mosby as one of the artists being featured.

I have not yet learned the exact date of his death, but he died in Wilmette, Cook Co., IL.



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