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Nancy Jane Moothart
2/23/1865 - 3/31/1936
(Shown at age 65)
Nancy Jane Moothart was born on February 23, 1865 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois and died on March 31, 1936 in Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa. She lived to be 71 years old.

Her parents were Edwin Moothart (1833-1909) and Matida J. Bowen (1833-1913). Her father was born in Weisenberg, PA. Her mother was born in Napier, Bedford County, PA. Her parents moved to Winslow, Stephenson County, IL by 1860.

She and John William Koser were married on Feb. 3, 1881 in Stephenson County, Illinois. They had the following children:

  1. Mattie Lee (1884-1945)
  2. Rufus W. (Ruthford?) (1886-1956)
  3. Chester Arthur (1888-?)
  4. Ross Porter (1890-1949)
  5. Carrie Ethyl (1892-1965)
  6. Hazle M. (1896-1952)
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4 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
12 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
14 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
24 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
30 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
32 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
35 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
35 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
36 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
37 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
38 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
39 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
41 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
41 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
41 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
47 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
48 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
49 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
58 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
58 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
59 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
61 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
62 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
63 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
71 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
17 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
20 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
43 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
47 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
48 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
52 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
54 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
3 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
10 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
11 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
44 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
45 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
62 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
64 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
65 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
67 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
68 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
69 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
69 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
70 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
44 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
49 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
52 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
54 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
55 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

John Koser
Born on December 18, 1859 and died on January 30, 1937.
They were married 2/3/1881.

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The Children of Nancy Jane Moothart

23 years old
Chester Arthur Koser
Born in Ida County, Iowa on December 29, 1888 and died in Hoffman, Minnesota on December 13, 1951. He was 62 years old.

Burial at Elk Lake Cemetary, Hoffman, MN.

First marriage to Clara Catherine Haack. Prior to their divorce in 1946, they had the following children:

  1. Delbert Eugene ...
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