April 14, 1849, Washington County, Tennessee.
April 23, 1919, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Originally at Green Hill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma. In 1924, he was re-interred at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Hoss graduated from Ohio Wesleyan and Emory and Henry College, Virginia (1869).
In 1870, he was ordained a 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 and 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: