Mrs. Janet Moses, nee Lynn. She may have been the Janet Lynn who, on 17 April 1892, in All Saints Church in Newcaste Upon Tyne, married George William Moses, a shoemaker. Her father was John Lynn. She was 25 at the time of her marriage. She was born in Felling/Heworth, Durham, England, to John, a chemical labourer, and Annie Lynn, both of Scottish extraction and her birth was registered 22 March 1867 in the Gateshead district of Durham, England. Her parents were John Lynn, a chemical labourer born about 1843 in Scotland, and Annie, nee Irving (born about 1847 in Scotland), Lynn. They had married in the second quarter of 1866 in the Gateshead district of County Durham. In 1881, the Lynn family lived at Davidston Street in Heworth, Durham, England. Jane/Janet was 14 years old and her brothers and sisters were listed as William, 10, Isabella, 8, John, 6, James, 3, and Maggie, 1. In 1901, she and George lived at Morley Terrace in Heworth, Durham, and their children were listed as Annie, 6, William, 4, Winifred, 3, and Jenny, an infant.
A Pittsburgh newspaper reported that her daugher Edith had received a telegram saying that her mother, ”Mrs. Jeanette Mordue,” was safe. This lady was going to Newcastle, England, to visit relatives and had been employed at the Home for Aged Protestant Women in Pittsburgh. She and her daughter Edith had come to the USA 18 months prior to the sinking of the Lusitania. The Cunard Line reported her point of origin as Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania and gave her age as 42. She survived the sinking of the Lusitania. She returned to the USA on the steamer Orduna, which had sailed from Liverpool, England, 11 March 1916. She was bound for 318 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, which was the home of her daughter and son-in-law. She had travelled steerage/third class on the ship and had come to New York 20 March 1916. She was 5’8’’ tall, had dark hair and brown eyes. She passed away in 1948 in Durham.
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