Florence and Herman Moss

10305 Lake Shore Boulevard
Herman Moss
Herman Moss

Florence was born on May 3, 1887, in Cleveland, the daughter of Martin and Belle Marks.  She attended Central High School and Western Reserve University.

Florence married Herman Moss on June 24, 1908. The Marks had three daughters: Margaret Elizabeth (Siegel) born on November 6, 1909, Janet Belle (Gross) born on November 26, 1913, and Katalina (Martin). Margaret and Janet attended Bratenahl School.

During World War I, Florence served with the Bratenahl Canteen and the Red Cross. She was a member of the Temple Woman’s Association, the Educational League, Women’s City Club, Garden Lovers Club, and Maison Francaise Club.

Herman Moss was born on August 5, 1874, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Charles and Rachel Moss. He graduated from Western Reserve University in 1897 and became a general agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U. S. and was the originator of the life insurance course at Western Reserve University from 1913 to 1914. He was a director of the Union Trust Company and Cleveland Worsted Mills Company.

Moss was president of Cleveland Life Underwriters, Inc., resident of Temple Course for eight years, and a member of the Building Committee of the Temple located on Ansel Road and East 105th Street. Moss was a member of the Bratenahl Village Council from 1920 through 1931.

His service organizations included the Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, president of the Citizens League, plus he was one of the ten men who founded the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Social organizations included City, Excelsior, Mid-Day, and Oakwood clubs.

Florence lived at Haysmar until her death on August 9, 1962. Herman died on March 6, 1963.