Mary Francis "Minnie" Moses

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Mary Francis "Minnie" Moses (Hoyt)

Birthdate: (100)
Death: October 1958 (100)
New York, New York County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Eli Hoyt and Mary F Hoyt
Wife of Brice J Moses
Mother of Roger Hoyt Moses; Truman Dwight Moses; Alan Morison Moses and Elinor Moses

Managed by: Karen Hodge Kaestner
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About Mary Francis "Minnie" Moses

"Cousin Minnie" grew up in Norwalk, CT and was an independent woman. She was born in her grandmother's house in Southport and graduated from Vassar College in 1880. She was the first woman to be appointed to a Federal Civil Service post in 1883. On July 12, 1883, less than 6 months after the Civil Service Act was signed by President Chester Arthur, she took the test and received the highest score. On Sept 5, 1883, 7 days after the first man was appointed on the basis of the test, she received the second appointment- a clerkship in the Bank Redemption Agency of the Treasury Department. She left in 1888 to get married and have children, When her husband died in 1928, she moved to 350 Central Park West in Manhattan and lived there until she died in 1958. Cousin Minnie was a serious Yankee fan and on her 100th birthday, she got a visit from some of them. She also got a letter from President Eisenhower saying, "A door was opened to a new world of careers for women in our land and you were the first to enter through it."

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Mary Francis "Minnie" Moses's Timeline

1858
June 17, 1858
1889
September 12, 1889
Age 31
1893
November 4, 1893
Age 35
1894
October 9, 1894
Age 36
1896
February 15, 1896
Age 37
1958
October 1958
Age 100
New York, New York County, New York, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States