Looking for info on Alexander Moss

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Hello,

I am looking for any info that anyone has about my grandfather, Alexander Moss. Here's what I know:

  • He was born in Barrow In Furness, Lancashire, England on September 6, 1917.
  • I believe his father was named Alec Moss, and his mother named Mary Mckinney. Mckinney being her maiden name. I'm not 100% positive about his mother's first or last name, though I am about 90% certain of her maiden surname. 
  • He worked as a machinist building submarine engines for England in WW2. 
  • He moved to America in October 1949, with his first wife Irene Norah Moss. They sailed on the SS American Veteran, and settled in San Francisco.
  • Sometime shortly after arriving in America, he and Irene separated, and he married Rose Smith, another British immigrant who had served in the British military during the war. They had three children. My father was the youngest, born in 1953.
  • He had a brother named Thomas Frederick Moss, who lived his who life in the UK as far as I know.
  • He may have spent some time in Canada in his initial time in North America.
  • He died in San Jose in May 2009. 

If anyone know's more information about his lineage or can supply more records about him, I'd appreciate it. I'd also be interested in info on both of his wives, though at this point I don't know any more about either of them than what I already mentioned. Both wives were born in the UK and later moved to America. I do know that Rose died in 2003.

Thank you in advance for your help!

EDIT: I found more info on his first wife, Irene. Now I'm interested in his birth parents and 2nd wife, Rose.

in Genealogy Help by Mike Moss G2G Rookie (220 points)
edited by Mike Moss
Do you have Rose's maiden name? Is the cemetery where Alexander and Rose are buried known to you?
Rose's maiden name was Smith. I don't know where they were buried, only that it would be in the Bay Area of the US (I assume, since they both died in that area, I wasn't at the funerals).

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Alexander Moss
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
birth registration:    1917    Barrow In Furness, Lancashire, England    
mother:    Mckinney        

Alexander Moss
United States Social Security Death Index
birth:    6 September 1917    
death:    18 May 2009    San jose, Santa clara, California            

Alex Moss
[Alexander A Moss]
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
birth:    6 September 1917    
residence:    from 25 February 2004 to 25 March 2008    San Jose, California, United States            

Alexander A Moss
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
residence:    from 1 January 1997 to 1 July 1997    Vista, California, United States            

Alexander William Moss
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
residence:    1 September 1966    West Hills, California, United States            

Mike Alexander Moss
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
residence:    12 July 1989    Santa Ana, California, United States            

Moss
Father
California Death Index, 1940-1997
spouse:    Moss
child:    Ray Moss        

Moss
Mother
California Death Index, 1940-1997
spouse:    Moss
child:    Ray Moss        

Moss
Father
California Death Index, 1940-1997
spouse:    Moss
child:    Francine June Tsacnaris        

Moss
Mother
California Death Index, 1940-1997
spouse:    Moss
child:    Francine June Tsacnaris        

Wayne Alexander Moss
Find A Grave Index
death:    27 August 2004    
burial:    2004    El Cajon, San Diego, California, United States of America            
 
Alex Moss
United States Public Records, 1970-2009
birth:    6 September 1917    
residence:    2 January 2008    San Jose, California, United States            

Alexander H Moss
United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
immigration:    20 December 1941    
other:    20 December 1941
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

 

Alex Moss

United States Public Records

Name Alex Moss
Also Known As Alexander A Moss
Residence Date 25 Feb 2004-25 Mar 2008
Residence Place San Jose, California, United States
Birth Date 06 Sep 1917
Phone Number 876-0725
Phone Number Recorded Date 25 Mar 2008
Address 1009 Blossom River Way
Address Continued San Jose, California 95123
Address Date 25 Feb 2004-25 Mar 2008
2nd Address 301 Memphis Dr
2nd Address Continued Paradise, California 95969
2nd Address Date 01 Mar 1996-01 Oct 2007
3rd Address 84250 Indio Springs Dr
3rd Address Continued Indio, California 92203
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1989-01 Apr 1998
Possible Relatives Cynthia Lydia Moss, Ellen Rose Moss, Frederick Thomas Moss, Franklin Tsui Tsui, Myrl L Mckee, Myrl L Moss, Rose Ada Moss, Tommy Moss
Record Number 179160299

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYFB-BMC : 23 May 2014), Alex Moss, Residence, San Jose, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

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Searching for a marriage between Moss & McKinney in England & Wales, reveals only one, being that of Thomas Moss & Ellen McKinney, in 1912, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire.
by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
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Ellen McKinney in the 1911 Census:

Name    Ellen Mc Kinney
Age in 1911    26
Estimated Birth Year    abt 1885
Relation to Head    Head
Gender    Female
Birth Place    Partick Resident, Lanarkshire
Civil parish    Barrow in Furness
County/Island    Lancashire
Country    England
Street Address    14 J Buxton. Street Barrow. In Furness
Marital Status    Single
Occupation    Housekeeper
Registration district    Barrow in Furness
Registration District Number    482
Sub-registration district    Barrow in Furness
ED, institution, or vessel    45
Piece    25695
Household Members    
Name    Age
Ellen Mc Kinney    26
Kate Mc Kinney    23
Alec Mc Kinney    20
James Mc Kinney    18
Samuel Mc Kinney    16
Jessie Mc Kinney    14
Hugh Mc Kinney    11
by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
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Ellen or Helen in the 1901 Scotland Census:

Name    Helen Mckinney
Age    17
Estimated Birth Year    abt 1884
Relationship    Daur
Father's Name    Edward Mckinney
Mother's Name    Elizabeth Mckinney
Gender    Female
Where born    Partick, Lanarkshire
Registration Number    646/4
Registration district    Partick
Civil parish    Govan
County    Lanarkshire
Address    43 Milton St
Occupation    Laundress
ED    49
Household schedule number    197
Line    7
Roll    CSSCT1901_336
Household Members    
Name    Age
Edward Mckinney    49
Elizabeth Mckinney    47
Helen Mckinney    17
Elizabeth Mckinney    15
Catherine Mckinney    13
Edward Mckinney    12
Alexander Mckinney    10
James Mckinney    8
Samuel Mckinney    6
Jessie Mckinney    4
Hugh Mckinney    1
by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)

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