Moss ‘Ohana

19 Oct

This photo of the young Moss Family was possibly taken before they left for California in 1925.  On the 17th January 1925, the Moss’ set sail aboard the S.S. “City of Los Angeles” from Honolulu arriving in the Port of Los Angeles by the 25th.  The young Herbert is listed on the manifest as 1 year and 11 months.  The family’s U.S. address is stated as Watertown, Oahu, T.H. which is where the Hickam Air Force Base was built up about 10 years later.  The wicker rocking chair Virginia is seated upon remained a family heirloom till it fell into disrepair from decades of loving use.

Herbert K. Moss, Virginia Kahawanu (Ayres) Moss, Robert K. Moss, Henry Edmund Moss. c. 1924-1925

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2 Responses to “Moss ‘Ohana”

  1. Sandi November 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    HI…. My name is Sandi, I am Herbert Moss’s oldest daughter, I want to thank you
    for doing this, I didn’t even know my grandmother’s last name was Ayres, I’m just
    amazed that you were able to gather all the past information on both our ancestry
    and our immediate families.

    Is it ok to be allowed to read all the info both here and in face book?

    Much Aloha, Sandi

    • purealoha November 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

      Aloha Sandi – mahalo for checking out the blog here.. I’ll be sharing more Moss/Ayres stories soon. William Shakespeare Herbert Milton Ayres aka Herbert M. Ayres was the Englishman who adopted Virginia when she was a young girl. Your father Herbert is named after him. I’ll be sharing much more about Mr. Ayres – he had such a lively personal history. I’m glad you found the Moss ‘Ohana facebook page as well.. there’s much more research specific to the Moss clan there. Blessings – Yvette

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