April 14, 1849, Washington County, Tennessee.

April 23, 1919, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Tennessee; he was reinterred there in 1924, having originally been buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Muskogee.

Hoss graduated from Ohio Wesleyan and Emory & Henry College, Virginia (1869). In 1870, he became an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He pastored in Knoxville, Tennessee (1870–72); San Francisco, California (1872–74); and Ashville, North Carolina. From 1876–81, he taught at Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Virginia, then became president of his alma mater, Emory & Henry College. He was also a professor of Church History at Vanderbilt University (1885–90), and edited the Christian Advocate in Nashville, Tennessee (1890–92). In 1902, he became the Methodist bishop of Dallas, Texas. His works include:

  1. O God, Great Father, Lord, and King!