Louis C. Moss
Louis C. Moss, a well-known marine engineer, now filling the position of chief engineer of the Western Refrigerator Company, Chicago, was born in Cleveland, in 1871, and is a son of Louis and Mary (Fleeman) Moss.
During his youth our subject learned the machinist's trade in Renney's machine shops at Cairo, Ill., and also learned the trade of a molder at Cleveland. At the age of ten years he commenced sailing with his father, remaining with him for some time, but after being granted a license he was employed as chief engineer on the tug Rosaline, and then on the A. B. Ward. For some time he was stoker on boats plying between Cairo, Ill., and New Orleans, and after coming to Chicago was first employed as assistant engineer on tugs. Later he held the same berth on the steamer Egyptian, plying between Chicago and Kingston, Canada, and on resigning went as assistant engineer on the John A. Dix, and then quit the lakes to become assistant engineer of the Gottfried Brewing Company. Later he was engineer of the Wrisley's Soap Factory, and was afterward similarly employed by N. J. Peters, and Walcott & Webster. His next position was as chief engineer of the "Brevoort Hotel," but at the present writing he is chief engineer of the Western Refrigerator Company. Socially he is identified with the Marine Engineers Association No. 4, and the Progressive Association No. 3, of Chicago.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
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