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Sun, 03.07.1824

Aaron Mossell Sr., Abolitionist born

Aaron Mossell Sr. and Family
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*Aaron Mossell Sr. was born on this date in 1824.  He was a Black abolitionist and laborer. From Baltimore, MD., Aaron Albert Mossell was the son of Peter and Catherine Mossell.

He forced the desegregation of Lockport, New York schools in 1876, eight decades before segregated schools were ruled unconstitutional. Eliza (Bowers) Mossell was his 1st wife. They were married on October 18, 1846, and she died on August 29, 1878. Mary Ella Mossell was his 2nd wife.

Aaron Albert Mossell died on December 11, 1910, at 86.

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