Biography of Charles S. Mosey
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Charles S. Mosey is among the substantial and well known business men of Mansfield, where he is proprietor of the Nehi Bottling Company. He was born in this city, Nov. 21, 1882, the son of Amos M. and Hannah (Croft) Mosey.

Amos M. Mosey was born at Lancaster, Pa., in 1842, and his wife was a native of Madison Township, Richland County, born in 1847. He was a small child when his parents came to Ohio and settled at Carlisle, where he was educated. He enlisted for service during the Civil War and served with the Eighth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry until he was taken prisoner and confined in Libby Prison. He was finally returned home as a convalescent and the war ended at that time. Mr. Mosey came to Mansfield in 1868 and entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a brakeman. He finally became a passenger conductor and retired in 1897. The following year, in partnership with his brother, John Mosey, he purchased the Richardson Bottling Company, in Mansfield, which he successfully conducted until the time of his death in 1910. His wife died in 1912. Both are buried at Mansfield. Mr. Mosey was a Democrat, a member of the First Lutheran Church, and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic, and Order of Railway Conductors. There were five children in the Mosey family, as follows: Ella, married Charles Kiester, lives at Toledo, Ohio; Effie M., the widow of Charles Atton, lives at Mansfield; Harry and LeRoy, both deceased; and Charles S., the subject of this sketch.

Charles S. Mosey obtained his schooling in Mansfield and is a graduate of Mansfield High School and Ohio Business College, having completed a course in the latter institution in 1903. He then became associated with the Richardson Bottling Company, and at the death of his uncle, John Mosey, in 1904, Mr. Mosey purchased the latter's interest in the business. When his father died in 1910 Charles S. Mosey purchased the heirs' interests in the business, and he continued as sole proprietor. The name of the company was changed in 1922 to that of the Mansfield CheraCola Company and continued as such until 1930, at which time Mr. Mosey took the exclusive agency for Nehi products in Richland and Ashland counties and the name of the business became known as the Nehi Bottling Company. The plant is located at 82 East Fifth Street, where five men are employed. A large volume of business is carried on annually by the company.

On Sept. 20, 1905, Mr. Mosey was united in marriage with Miss Mabel Herr, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Anderson) Herr, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Richland County. Both are deceased and buried in Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Mosey were born five children, as follows: Richard, born in November, 1906, associated with the Westinghouse Electric Company, Mansfield; Robert, born Sept. 20, 1908, died in 1919; Dorothy, born in 1910, died in 1914; Mary Margaret, born in June, 1917; and Jack, born Sept. 7, 1922.

Mr. Mosey has always been a Democrat. He holds membership in the First Lutheran Church, and belongs to Venus Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 152; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; and Mystic Club. He is a charter member of the Kiwanis Club.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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