Mary Moss

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Mary Moss was born in Somercotes, Derbyshire, England back in 1791. When she was 16 she met Samuel who soon proposed to her but she refused. That didn’t stop Samuel and he pursued her until she had a change of heart and the couple married. That marriage produced two boys and three girls.

When the couple married Samuel was well off financially and a gentleman. As the years when by his business turned south and they slowly became poor. That prompted Mary to get a job to help support the family. Samuel had a bad case of rheumatism and Mary nursed him until he died. With his death Mary was forced to move out of her house working to support her children they lived in a poor section of Nottingham.

One of Mary’s son William became a pawnbroker’s assistant giving her as much money as he could. He then turned to evangelism convincing Mary to become a Christian. Mary lived until she was 84.

What you may not know about Mary Moss Booth is that her son William was the founder of The Salvation Army.

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Fascinating history of Mary Moss - I was expecting to find out she was Mary Baker Eddy- but instead a different direction to the story! Thanks! 

Mar 28, 2019 03:57 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The Robin Hood of his time with a different twist.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 28, 2019 04:17 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning James Dray I definitely did not know that but I'm glad I do now....nice story....

Mar 28, 2019 04:25 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Mary had a determination never to give up! Enjoy your day!

Mar 28, 2019 05:01 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a great read and I enjoyed it a lot. Hope your busy day is productive.

Mar 28, 2019 05:58 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is very cool, the Salvation Army seems like a very good organization!

Mar 28, 2019 06:27 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 The salvation army is a wonderful institution that has given so much to our country James Dray 

Mar 28, 2019 06:39 AM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a cool story James Dray . A man raised in poverty made it his life's ambition to help others in poverty by feeding them and lifting their souls.

Mar 28, 2019 06:39 AM #8
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I did not know that but a wonderful organization that keeps on giving.

Mar 28, 2019 07:32 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Who knew the story behind the Salvation Army.  You did, and I am glad you  shared it with us.  They do great work.  A

Mar 28, 2019 07:53 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - Very interesting especially because I volunteer for the Sedona Chapter.  As a side note, I help determine the level of help we give to those in need when they call for our help. I have had only one call this entire first quarter. I had to double check to make sure our phone number was working and published! I take this as a thankful sign.

Mar 28, 2019 08:17 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - the last name made me recognize instantly.  The Salvation Army helps and has helped many.

Mar 28, 2019 08:58 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James -another interesting one! I’d suppose that WILLIAM was influenced by his fanily’s turn of events.

Mar 28, 2019 09:17 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Enjoyed learning about the accomplishments of Mary Moss. She would would be beaming with pride at what her legacy has become.

Mar 28, 2019 03:28 PM #14
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - that's quite an interesting story of the mother of the founder of The Salvation Army.  

Mar 29, 2019 03:13 PM #15
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

i wonder what she would think if she could see the organization now...

Mar 30, 2019 03:07 AM #16
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Mrs. Moss must have raised her son well.  The Salvation Army is one of the few charities I donate to. The money goes where the need is, not to an overloaded administration.

Mar 31, 2019 03:30 AM #17
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

James, thanks for sharing this story about Mary Moss and her son, William, the founder of the Salvation Army. I enjoyed reading the story.

Apr 26, 2019 03:44 PM #18
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