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Felix Moses

Born in 1827, Moses was a Jewish peddler who resided at the Southern Hotel in Florence. His business was listed in the 1883 Polk Directory as “Felix Moses and Co., fur dealers.” He once delivered a short but effective speech in Florence, mentioned in the Boone County Recorder, 27 Nov 1879, p. 3, col. 2.

In March 1886, Moses' body was found in the Ohio River. Some believed it was suicide, though murder is also a possibility. He was buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Moses was the subject of John Uri Lloyd's novel, Felix Moses, the Beloved Jew of Stringtown on the Pike: pages from the life experiences of a unique character.

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felix_moses.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/06 10:12 by mgoetting