"Mos" to "Mul" Obituaries
From Geneva Daily Times 21 May 1907
Mrs. Caroline D. Mosey, aged 56 years, died yesterday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the family residence about five miles west of this city
on the state road. Her survivors are her husband, A. J. Mosey, her
mother, Mrs. Jane Newkirk; one son, Charles, three daughters, Anna,
Harriet, and Genevieve; one sister, Mrs. Fannie A. Butcher of Buffalo;
one brother, Charles H. Newkirk of the Town of Seneca. The funeral will
be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Rev. A. B.
Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Number Nine, will
officiate. Burial will be at Sand Hill.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1918
The death of Mrs. Ernest F. Mosey, of 273 William street,
occurred at the City Hospital today. Both she and her husband were
taken to the Hospital with influenza at the same time. Mr. Mosey died
Wednesday, October 23. Mrs. Mosey is survived by eight children.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 December 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At the Canandaigua Memorial Hospital
Wednesday occurred the death of Caleb Mosher, of this place.
Mr. Mosher was taken to the hospital about eighteen days ago for
treatment. He was nearly 74 years of age and was a widower. He was born
in this state and was a Mason. He is survived by one son, Frank S.
Mosher of Elmira. Mr. Mosher has many relatives and friends in this
The interment will be made in Riverside cemetery at Gypsum.
From Clifton Springs Press 26 March 1914
George C. Mosher, who had been in poor health for several months,
died at his home in the Sullivan block on Sunday evening at 6:30
o'clock. He was able to be about until Sunday morning, when he was
taken worse. Mr. Mosher was born in Gypsum on May 7, 1868, and had
always lived in this vicinity. He was a member of Rescue Lodge, I. O.
O. F., and Clifton Springs Lodge of Modern Woodmen of America. On
November 30, 1887, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Wells of Clifton
Springs. He is survived by his wife; one son, H. S. Mosher of
Rochester; and one daughter, Mrs. Homer Lake of Lyons; also his mother,
Mrs. Lucy Mosher of Gypsum; and one sister, Mrs. Roscoe S. Haynes, also
of Gypsum. The funeral services were held at his late home on Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the M. E.
Church, officiating. The burial was made at River View cemetery at
Gypsum. The members of Rescue Lodge, I. O. O. F., Rebekahs and Modern
Woodmen of America, attended the funeral in a body. The bearers were
Olin Corwin, H. H. Seigwald, E. C. Barker, G. A. Durkee, J. W.
Williamson and C. B. Caton, all members of Rescue Lodge. The services
at the grave were in charge of the Odd Fellows.
From Wyoming County Times 21 December 1937
Mrs. Grace Mosher of Naples, N. Y., formerly of Wyoming, died on
Monday, November 22, 1937. She was born in Castile, October 17, 1876.
Her survivors are five sons, Ralph of Pavilion, Lloyd of Wyoming, John
of Scottsville, William of Lackawanna and Chester of Rennelville; a
daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Warner of Naples; a step-daughter, Miss Neva
Carner of Naples; and a sister, Miss Pauline Parker of Marcy. Services
were held from the home of Miss Neva Carner at 2 o'clock, Tuesday,
conducted by the Rev. John H. Sandmeyeh of the Naples M. E. church.
Burial in the Hunt's Hollow cemetery near Naples.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 12 July 1871
The Phelps Citizen records the sudden death of
Mr. Hugh S. Mosher, one of the eldest and most respected
citizens of the town of Manchester, who was found dead in his bed last
Wednesday morning. He was out among the stock on his farm on the
afternoon of the 4th, and on coming in to tea remarked to his daughter
had very little appetite, felt exceedingly tired and thought he would
retire early which he did. When found in the morning, he appeared as if
asleep, lying in a natural position in bed and seemed to have passed
without a pain or struggle. He was in the 80th year of his age.
From Naples Record 9 April 1919
Boswell Corners, N. Y. - Died, at the home of her son, Joseph Mosher, on Wednesday, April 2, Hulda Mosher, wife
of Lewis Mosher, aged 75 years. Her maiden name was Hulda Lyon, and she
was born at what is now Atlanta, N. Y. Besides the husband, she is
survived by three sons and two daughters, George, William and Joseph
Mosher, who live in this neighborhood, and Mrs. Nettie Allen of
Canandaigua; also four brothers and four sisters. The funeral was held
at Naples on Saturday and burial was made in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 October 1936
Hopewell, N. Y. - The funeral of John D. Mosher was
held from the home of his son, William Mosher of Spangle street on
Friday afternoon. Rev. Stephen Pratt of Canandaigua officiated.
Interment was in Pine Bank Cemetery. Mr. Mosher's death occurred in
Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, on Tuesday. He was 74 years old and is
survived by three sons and two daughters, William Mosher and Elmer
Mosher of Canandaigua, Mrs. Maude Swicke of Penn Yan, Harry and Miss
Ida Mosher, residences were not located.
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909
At her home on Chapin street on Tuesday evening occurred the death
of Mrs. Lydia Mosher, widow of Charles Mosher, aged 78 years.
Deceased was born at Nashua and had resided in this village for half a
century. Two sons, William F., with whom she resided, and John Mosher,
of this town, survive. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this
afternoon at the undertaking rooms of Ahrens & Breen, and Rev. Ward
Mosher will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 29 July 1898
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The remains of Mrs. Mary Jane
Mason Mosher, who died at Farmington on Sunday, were brought here
for burial on Tuesday. Mrs. Mosher was the older daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Mason of this place. She leaves, besides a husband and two
sons, a father and mother, three brothers and one sister living in
From Geneva Daily Times 6 July 1908
The funeral of Nelson Mosher, the man who was killed on
the Pennsylvania Division of the Central about a week ago, will take
place from the undertaking rooms of Devaney and Fletcher at 2 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. The remains have been held while the authorities
have been endeavoring to locate friends of the dead man. No one has
appeared to claim the body and so the remains will be buried. Burial
will be made at Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1884
Mr. Sherman Mosher, a prominent and greatly respected citizen,
residing at Gypsum, town of Manchester, died Thursday night, May 22d,
at the age of fifty-eight years. The
funeral was held on Sunday with Masonic ceremonies. Mr. Mosher was
Supervisor for his town three or four years, and Chairman of the
Board for the year ending March 5th, 1878.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1907
Henry Moshier, aged 81 years, died last evening at 6 o'clock at
his home three miles north of this city. The deceased had been ill for
about a year with a cancer. The survivors are three sons, Chauncey,
William and George and one daughter, Mrs. William Brignal. The funeral
held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Rev. H. J. Owen,
pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate, and interment
be in Dobbins Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1901
Frederick Moss died at his home on Bristol street, Friday
afternoon, at the age of 70 years. Last September he suffered a stroke
of paralysis, which rendered him helpless, and since that time he had
been confined to his bed. Mr. Moss was a native of Germany and came to
this country 36 years ago. He had been a resident of Canandaigua for 30
years, and was an upholsterer by trade. He is survived by his wife,
three sons, Amos, of Adrian, Mich.; Frederick of Dayton, Ohio, and
Henry of this village; and two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Miles, of Dayton,
Ohio, and Mrs. Fred Van Gelder of Wilmington, Del. The funeral was held
from the family home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. Wallace
Webb, D. D., officiating. Interment was made at Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1898
Farmington, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Alonzo Mott occurred
on Feb. 16. There survive, besides the husband, two children, Leon and
Hazel, and a brother, C. V. Chilson.
From Phelps Citizen 8 April 1915
Mrs. Carrie V. Mott, passed away at the family home, one mile
northeast of Phelps, Wednesday noon, April 7, after several weeks'
illness due to heart trouble. The only daughter of Arnold and Olive
Vosburg, she was born at Hillsdale, Columbia county, September 24,
1861. Since her parents moved to Phelps in 1871, she has made her home
here. In 1889 she was married to George P. Mott. The surviving
relatives are a husband, George P. Mott; one son, Everett; two
daughters, Hazel and Ethel; and one brother, Lee Vosburg, all of
Phelps. The funeral will be held from the family home at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Rev. C. C. MacLean officiating, and interment will be made in
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1881
Mrs. Catherine, wife of Henry Mott, died last Monday,
aged 74 years. It is feared Uncle Henry cannot long survive her. He is
now sick and failing fast; he is in his 92d year.
From Ontario County Times 8 July 1891
Farmington, N. Y. - Mrs. Garrett Mott died with heart disease
on the 30th ult. She had been in poor health for sometime. The funeral
services were held at Grange Hall on Friday, the 3d inst. The interment
was made in the New Salem cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 26 October 1883
Henry Mott, an old and highly respected citizen of Gorham,
died last Wednesday at the advanced age of 92 years. He was a
sterling democrat of the old school, well read and remarkably
intelligent, industrious, persevering and successful in business
affairs, and of exceptional integrity. His funeral will take
place tomorrow (Saturday) at the Baptist church, Gorham.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 January 1907
Gorham, N. Y. - Word has been received here of the
recent death of Lucius Mott of Canandaigua, after a serious
illness. Mr. Mott was a resident of Gorham all his life until a few
ago when he moved to Canandaigua. He leaves a wife and one son,
Leonard, also of the same village.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mary J., wife of Philander Mott
occurred early yesterday morning at the City Hospital at Rochester,
to which place she was taken a few days ago, suffering from heart
trouble. Mrs. Mott was born in the town of Phelps sixty-seven years
ago, and lived here during the entire period of her life. Besides her
husband, she is survived by one son, George Mott, of Phelps, and
four daughters, Mrs. Linden Adams of Philadelphia, Mrs. Abram Garlock
of Newark and Miss and Miss Alice L. Mott of Phelps. The funeral will
be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 March 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Philander A. Mott, a well-known citizen of this
community, died shortly after 11 o'clock Saturday night at his home a
mile north of Phelps. He had been ill but a few weeks. Mr. Mott was
nearly 80 years of age. He was the only son of Philander and Mary Mott
and was born at Chatam, Columbia county, N. Y. The early years of his
life were spent at the home of his ancestors on the Hudson and at the
age of fourteen he began a business life which he continued up to the
time of his recent illness. In the year of 1851, Mr. Mott and his
parents came to Phelps, where he has since lived. During his long life,
Mr. Mott had acquired a great deal of wealth and notwithstanding his
advanced years had been able to take personal charge of his properties,
located in various sections, until stricken with the fatal illness. In
1835 he was united in marriage to Mary J. Brush, whose death occurred
four years ago. Five children survive: Alice L. Mott, May Mott and
George P. Mott of Phelps, Mrs. Abram Garlock of Newark and Mrs. Lyndon
Adams of Philadelphia, Pa. The funeral services will be held at the
late home of the deceased at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, and will
be conducted by Rev. W. H. Yorke, pastor of the Phelps M. E. Church.
From Victor Herald 12 March 1892
Obituary - Richard Moul was born in Columbia county, at Claverack
on the Hudson, the 7th of November, 1792. His health during his long
life was remarkable, and sickness to him was scarcely known. In a
conversation with one of our townspeople, about two
years ago, he said, "I have never been laid up with sickness a whole
day in my life." He well remembered the war of 1812, and hired a man
to enlist in his place, saying "that was as near as he came to being
a veteran of the war of 1812." He voted at every presidential election,
until his recent feebleness, on account of his advanced age prevented
his getting to the polls. He was a Whig in politics as long as that
party lasted, and afterwards a Republican, and voted for Fremont. He
never made any open profession of religion, nor joined any church. His
parents belonged to the Dutch Reformed church. In commenting on the
changes since his early days, he said, "I remember, when a boy, that
the minister in our place closed his sermon one Sunday, by saying that
he had a barrel of the best kind of harvest rum, and wanted his people
to get their
supply of him." This would sound strange as a supplement to a sermon
these days. Mr. Moul stated that the first days work he did on coming
to Victor thirty-nine years ago, was to assist in the erection of the
iron fence in front of Mrs. Calvin Vanness' house on West Main street,
which is still in good condition. During the past few years he resided
with his daughter, Mrs. Bond at North Bloomfield, at which place he
died last Saturday, with interment on Boughton Hill on Monday.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 July 1941
Mrs. Agnes Mountain, 87, died at the Church Home on Castle street
this morning after a long illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs.
Robert Akins, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 11
o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with the Rev.
Howard H. Hassinger, rector, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood
From Ontario County Journal 17 May 1889
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Another veteran has passed away.
Mr. James Mountain died Thursday night of last week, aged 55
years. He served under Capt. Pond in the 15th Regiment of Engineers,
York State Volunteers. For a long time past his health has been
His last illness and death were caused by pneumonia. He leaves a wife
six children to mourn his loss.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1914
Joseph T. Mountain, 61 years of age, died this morning from
valvular heart trouble, at his home, No. 21 Lafayette avenue, after an
illness which has extended over several months. The deceased was born
in England and has lived in Geneva for the past 30 years. Mr. Mountain
was a boiler maker by trade and formerly worked for the Catchpole
Boiler and Foundry Company. Later Mr. Mountain secured some patents on
a boiler which he has manufactured and sold extensively in Geneva and
vicinity. For his hobby Mr. Mountain took up painting and attained a
wide reputation as an amateur artist. As a result of his work his home
was literally filled with paintings Mr. Mountain is by his widow, two
sons, Joseph J. Mountain of Buffalo and Ernest Mountain of Geneva; and
one daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Atkins of Geneva.
From Ontario County Times 15 May 1889
Wm. Mountain, an ex-soldier and worthy citizen, died at his home in
East Bloomfield, on the night of the 9th inst., at the age of
fifty-five years. His death was caused by an attack of pneumonia. He
leaves a wife and six children.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1907
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Folston Mower, one of
the best beloved and best known women of this section expired Saturday
night at the age of 92 years, at the old Mower homestead in West River.
Up to about one week before her death her remarkable strength was
proverbial. She had been the mistress of a large farm household since
her marriage about sixty-five years ago. Her maiden name was Folston
was her native town. Her husband was John Warner Mower. He died October
24, 1887. Mrs. Mower was the last of her own family. She leaves a
daughter, Mrs. Alice Standish.
From Ontario County Times 12 June 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - Ephraim C. Mower, one of the old residents
of this vicinity, died at his home in Rushville, June 7, 1889. The
deceased was confined to the house but a short time previous to his
death, but he had been feeble, and suffered a great deal from
rheumatism for three or four years past, and was so crippled from the
effects of it that he had been obliged to use crutches. The funeral was
held from his late residence Sunday, June 9th. There is left to mourn
the loss of a father, a daughter, Carrie E. Mower; and a son, Robert G.
Mower; and a large circle of more distant relatives, and many friends.
From Ontario County Journal 14 June 1889
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. R. C. Mower died at his residence Friday
evening, June 7th, aged 79 years. He was born near this village, and
has been a well-known business man and citizen here for most of his
life, greatly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a son and
From Geneva Advertiser 5
Fatal Accident - At about ten o'clock yesterday morning, Robert
Mower, aged 44 years, baggageman on the Naples
Branch of Lehigh Valley railroad, whose home is in Naples, was killed a
few rods west of the Geneva station. He was assisting in shifting
cars at the time, and in attempting to climb the ladder or steps on the
last freight car of the train, with flag in hand, he missed his hold of
the iron bar on top of the car and fell backward to the track below.
Just then shifting engine 147, run by Dan'l Clary, came upon him
and squeezed the prostrate man between the brake car and track.
The engine was stopped within a few feet, but the work was done,
as Mower died within two minutes -- life crushed out
of him. Coroner Weyburn has the case under investigation.
Mower leaves a wife and little girl 12 years old, who were
notified by telegraph.
From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1901
Naples, N. Y. - It is a profound sorrow to record the death of Robert G. Mower, baggageman
on the Naples branch of the Lehigh Valley railroad. He was killed at
Geneva, Monday, at 10:25 a.m., being crushed between engine and freight
car. He was in the act of climbing upon the car when he slipped and
fell. The engine was so close to him that it caught him before he could
extricate himself. He lived but 15 minutes. He was one of the most
popular men on the branch and once conductor. Sickness laid him off and
left him somewhat crippled, but he would return to the work though
really unfit for it. He leaves an invalid wife and a daughter of 16,
who are overwhelmed with grief. An inquest was held in Geneva and the
body was sent to Naples Monday night. The funeral was at the
Presbyterian church Wednesday. There was a vast concourse. The railroad
men sent in a great profusion of flowers. The burial was in Rushville,
the childhood home of the deceased. This is the first fatality that has
occurred on this branch of the road. Mr. Mower was 44 years of age and
had been railroading for 20 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 June 1909
Clayton Mowrer, a farmhand employed on the W. F. Forden fruit
farm, located about two miles southwest of the city, committed suicide
at an early hour yesterday morning. The deed was done with a razor and
the man, who is believed to have been temporarily deranged owing to
illness, severed both jugular veins and the carotid arteries. He was
discovered a short time after he had committed the deed but not until
after he had died. Mowrer came her about three months ago from
Strawberry Ridge, Pa. He secured employment on the Forden farm; has
lived in a tenant house on the farm with his wife since that time.
About a week ago Mr. Mowrer was taken ill with the mumps and he has
suffered much pain. For the past three days he was in a highly nervous
state and several times expressed a dread of having to undergo an
operation which was suggested by the attending physician, Dr. Jennings,
and also a dread of "being obliged to go to the hospital." Saturday
night Mrs. Mowrer became somewhat alarmed over the symptoms displayed
by her husband and again called the physician. Mr. Mowrer seemed in a
very nervous state but after receiving treatment seemed easier and was
resting quietly when the physician left.
Dr. Jennings warned the people at the house to keep a close watch on
him, however, and Mrs. Mowrer attended her husband and watched him all
during Saturday night. Early yesterday morning she was overcome by
exhaustion and fell asleep. When she awoke her husband was missing. The
woman, fearing that something had happened to him, immediately started
to search for him. Mowrer was found in an outhouse, where he had gone,
it is supposed immediately after leaving the house. His throat was cut
practically from ear to ear. A razor which he had taken from the house
was used. Dr. Jennings was immediately called but the man had been dead
for some time before the physician arrived. Coroner Eiseline was also
notified. After viewing the remains he granted a certificate of death
from suicide. Mowrer was 34 years of age. His widow and parents survive
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 23 April 1926
Canandaigua, N. Y., April 22 - Clinton Mowry, 77, died at Thompson
Memorial Hospital here last evening after an illness of six weeks with
grip and complications. He resided at East Bloomfield and was a retired
farmer. Mr. Mowry was born in Madison county but removed to East
Bloomfield in 1881 with his parents, the late Royal and Polly Ann
Mowry. For the past thirty-eight years he had resided at his farm home
near East Bloomfield. He leaves his wife; a son, Roy Mowry; and a
daughter, Mrs. Edward Goggin; and by two grandchildren. Funeral at the
residence in East Bloomfield town at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev.
H. E. Wilson, of the East Bloomfield Methodist church,
officiating.Burial in East Bloomfield cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1907
DeWitt J. Mowry, 55 years of age, who for 28 years has been an
employee of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company, died this morning at
8:40 o'clock at his late home on West Washington street. The deceased
taken ill shortly before last Christmas and was granted a vacation by
company, but in spite of his respite he was unable to regain his
Mr. Mowry was born in Geneva, received his education in the public
of the city and in early life entered the employ of the Smith Company,
he held the position of shipping clerk. He is survived only by his
and one brother, James M. Mowry, both of this city. The funeral will
place from Trinity church, where he has been a communicant for many
Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1884
Died, at her residence in East Bloomfield, April 13, of congestion
of the brain, Eliza, wife of Clinton Mowry, in the
31st year of her age. Her funeral was held at the residence of R. H.
Mowry, Tuesday, April 15, where a large number gathered to pay the last
respects to a kind neighbor and affectionate wife. Her loss will be
deeply felt in the family and large circles of friends where her kind
words ever greeted them. Rev. Mr. Armstrong, of East Bloomfield,
conducted the services.
From Geneva Gazette 12 April 1901
George W. Mowry died last Monday at the home of his mother, 36
Elmwood Place, aged 44 years. He was born in this city and for
many years was a clerk in the dry goods store of J. W. Smith & Co.
Fifteen years ago he went to Rochester and obtained situations
successively in several stores. Two months ago he was obliged to
give up his position in the store of Beadle & Sherburne on account
of failing health. He was a faithful member of the I. O. O. F.
His deeply bereaved mother and two brothers survive him.
All were present at the funeral which took place yesterday.
Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
April 19 the newspaper ran a correction - he was age 53 years; his
connection with Beadle & Sherburn dry goods of Rochester was for 15
years; he had
no connection with the I. O. O. F.
From Shortsville Enterprise 2 November 1916
The death of Mrs. Gertrude Ann Mowry, wife of Thomas Mowry, of
Manchester, occurred at the family home in State street at 6:20 o'clock
Friday morning. She had been ill for several weeks with typhoid fever,
and her age was 31 years. Mrs. Mowry was born in the township of
Farmington on December 13,
1885, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warner. When 4 years of age she
removed by her parents to Manchester township, where she had since
She was married to Mr. Mowry Sept. 28, 1911. She had been a faithful
of the Manchester M. E. church for the past 11 years. The survivors are
husband; three children, Ronald Welcome, Arlene Elizabeth and Wilma
Mowry; her mother, Mrs. Joseph Warner; three brothers and two sisters,
Clara Robinson, Edward and Carlton Warner of Manchester; and Mrs.
LaRue of Palmyra; Raymand Warner of Palmyra; also seven uncles and one
nearly all of whom reside in Manchester. The funeral services were held
the M. E. church on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the
Rev. Edward Jarvis, who was assisted by the Rev. Walter D. St. John of
Manchester, and the Rev. Wright of Palmyra. The burial followed in
Brookside cemetery in this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1910
The death of Mrs. Mary R. Mowry, widow of the late George
Mowry, occurred at her home, 507 Washington street, at 2:20 this
morning, aged 90. The deceased is survived by one son, James M. Mowry
of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Emily Tripp of Utica. The funeral
will be held from her late home on Monday afternoon at three o'clock.
Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery and Rev. J. B. Hubbs,
rector of St. Peter's church, will officiate.
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1896
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Royal H. Mowry, a prominent and
prosperous farmer of this place, died at his home on Saturday evening
of paralysis at the age of 73 years. Mr. Mowry had been ailing some
months. Deceased was born in the town of Fenner, Madison county. In
1866 he moved to this town. In his business life he was conservative
without the sacrifice of enterprise; cordial, kindly, and a most
reliable and devoted friend. He leaves, besides a widow, one son,
Clinton D. Mowry, who resides on the farm, and one daughter, Mrs. F. A.
Johnson, of Miller Corners; also four brothers. The funeral services
were held at the house on Tuesday.
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 June 1904
Ionia, N. Y. - Mrs. Royal Mowry died on Sunday, June 12, at the
home of her son, S. W. Mowry, at the age of 80 years. The funeral was
held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at East Bloomfield. She leaves one
sister, Mrs. Mary Gordon of this place, and two brothers, Henry
Stafford of Perry, and George Stafford of Wisconsin, beside the son
with whom she resided.
From Victor Herald 10 June 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon occurred the death of
Mrs. Ann Mowry, at the home of her son, C. W. Mowry, about two
miles west of East Bloomfield. Mrs. Mowry had been in failing health
for a period of about fifteen months. She leaves one son, Clinton
Mowry; one grandson, Royal; one granddaughter, Mabel; two brothers, one
residing at Perry and one in Wisconsin, and one sister of this town.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the house. Rev. S. C.
Farnham, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated. Interment in East
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1896
Mrs. Michael Moylan of Jackson street, occurred at six o'clock
this morning after a long and painful sickness.
She had been a sufferer from cancer. Besides her husband, she leaves
five children, the oldest of whom is eighteen years. The funeral will
be announced tomorrow.
From Geneva Gazette 20 March 1874
Patrick Moylan, the unfortunate brakeman of the Geneva &
Ithaca Railroad who met with an accident by which his skull was crushed
on Monday of last week, died on Monday of this week. He leaves a
mourn his untimely end.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 12 June 1895
Mrs. Winifred Moylan, widow of the late Bryan Moylan, died
yesterday morning, at the age of 75 years, at Geneva. She is survived
by four grown children Mrs. Corcoran of Nashville, Tenn., Bryan of
Elmira, and James and Michael of Geneva.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 October 1905
Naples, N. Y. - On Tuesday, September 26th, occurred the death of Mrs.
Electa Ross, widow of Jas. Muck. Mrs. Muck was born in the town of
Springwater, Nov. 18, 1820, and was married to James Muck May 25, 1845.
To them were born two children, Levi Muck of Michigan, and Mrs. Sarah
Snyder of Naples, both of whom survive. Funeral services were held from
the home of her daughter, Sept. 28th, Rev. C. G. Roop officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1884
Naples, N. Y. - Henry J. Muck, of Hunt's
Hollow, living just in the edge of Springwater, was buried on
the "Fourth". He was considered as one of our townsmen, as his
business was all done here. He stood well in the estimation of his
fellow citizens, as an honest, industrious and intelligent man. He
was an extensive bee-farmer and had a fine place built up by his
The funeral drew a large congregation, Elder Wright of North Cohocton,
officiating. Mr. Muck was 63 and had lived nearly all his life in this
vicinity. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Stephen Alger.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1890
Naples, N. Y. - The funeral of Jedediah Muck, of
Hunt's Hollow, was held this forenoon. He died suddenly of heart
disease on Monday. He was an old soldier and drew a small pension. An
application for increase had been recently rejected upon the report of
the Canandaigua board of surgeons, though he had not been able to do
any work for four years, and had very
frequently severe attacks of heart disease. He was fully entitled to
per month and received but $8. He was scarcely able to walk when he was
before the board. I mention this as one of many instances of injustice,
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1882
Naples, N. Y. - One of the numerous Muck family, John Muck, of
Hunt's Hollow, the youngest brother, died quite suddenly on Wednesday
last. He was 52 years of age, and left a wife and two children.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 July 1901
Lorenzo D. Muck, a resident of Hunt's Hollow, aged 80 years,
was found dead in the woods Saturday morning. He had been missing since
Wednesday. His mind had not been right for about two years. Burial was
in the Tibbals Cemetery.
From Neapolitan Record 22 April 1880
Yesterday morning Mrs. Sarah Muck, aged 80 years and over,
departed this life at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jane Hatch;
she had lived in our midst many long years and was universally respected
for her many virtues and kindnesses. She was a sister of Thomas Warner,
recently deceased, and will be remembered by many of the old residents
in the west. Long and faithful had she filled the place of wife, mother,
grandmother, and greatgrandmother, and a large circle will remember
her. Her funeral will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hunts Hollow
school house, Rev. C. G. Lowell officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 9
Phelps, N. Y. - Dr. Charles Mudge, seventy-two years old, died
early yesterday morning at his home on East Main street after suffering
a brief illness. He was born at Fulton and was a graduate from the
College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. He first practiced
medicine at Palermo, but at the beginning of the Civil war he
enlisted with First New York Volunteers as surgeon and served
until the close. Shortly after that he came to Phelps and entered
the drug business, having been obliged to abandon the practice of
medicine on account of wounds received in the war. Dr. Mudge
was a member of General J. B. Murray Post G. A. R. and also of
Sincerity lodge F. & A. M. He is survived by his wife, one
son, Charles, of the State Experiment station at Geneva, and
one daughter, Miss May Mudge, of Phelps; also a niece, Mrs. H. H.
Lake, of Fulton. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon
at 4:30 under the auspices of Sincerity lodge F. & A. M. The
services will be conducted by Rev. E. L. Waldorf, assisted by Rev. Mr.
Waugh and Rev. Mr. Knapp. The remains will be take to Fulton where the
G. A. R. of that place will have charge of the burial services.
From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1891
Chapinville, N. Y. - Nelson Mudge, an employee of the wheel
company, who has been ailing somewhat during the winter, died here on
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. He has been employed in the shop here some time and
was a man that had many friends and one that will be missed among us.
The wheel company closed the shop so the employees could attend his
funeral on Tuesday A. M. The men took up a collection in the shop and
secured a sum sufficient to send one of them to Rochester to purchase
some very handsome flowers for the funeral. He leaves a wife to mourn
his loss, who has the sympathy of all. His age was
From Geneva Daily Times 13 April 1910
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Daniel Mulcahy, Sr., occurred
late Monday night at her home two miles south of Phelps, following an
illness of nearly five years. Mrs. Mulcahy was 84 years of age. She
came to this country from Ireland, her birthplace, 58 years ago,
located in Phelps and ever since had made this place her home. Mr. and
Mrs. Mulcahy were united in marriage in 1852. Surviving relatives of
the deceased are her husband, three sons, Timothy S. and Daniel., Jr.,
of this place, and James of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Long
and Miss Agnes Mulcahy of Phelps; and one sister, Mrs. Patrick Mulcahy
of Geneva. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10
o'clock at St. Francis Catholic church. Burial will be at the Phelps
cemetery. Mrs. Mulcahy's death is the first to be recorded among the
immediate members of the Mulcahy family in Phelps in 46 years.
From Geneva Gazette 1 August 1890
Sad Drowning Accident - Last Saturday night Matthew Mulcahy, the
thirteen-year-old son of Thos. Mulcahy, a resident of North street, was
missed from home. Being a very dutiful boy, his mother felt that
something was wrong or he would not be out so late. A party set
out to find him, and did not desist from their labors until
between seven and eight o'clock Sunday morning, the remains of the
unfortunate boy were found in Marsh creek on the
property of Miles Sweeney. When found the boy's clothes were on
the bank. His hair was filled with
dirt and his left ear was cut. He had evidently been
in bathing and accidentally drowned. After the body
had been removed to the home of the bereaved parents, it
became whispered about that there might possibly be something more than
mere accident to the drowning. To get at the facts tending to
throw light on the subject, Coroner Maynard summoned the following
jury: Geo. H. Myers, foreman: Chas. D. Bennett, L. L. Howe,
F. C. Kent, Chas. Webster, and F.
T. Savage. After viewing the remains, the inquest adjourned until
Tuesday afternoon. After having examined fourteen witnesses,
another adjournment was made until evening. Twenty-one witnesses
were examined during the entire proceedings. It was thought by
many, and particularly by the immediate relatives of Mulcahy, that
Ernest, the young son of Fred Van Huben, was with Mulcahy at the time
of the accident, and could tell something about it. An impartial
investigation was made by the coroner's jury. Following is the
verdict: "We find that Matthew Mulcahy came to his death by
drowning in Marsh Creek, on Miles Sweeney's property, on Saturday
evening, July 26th, while bathing." The
words are plain and unmistakable. No blame attaches to anyone.
It is fair to presume the jury went according to the evidence.
Whatever one's personal opinion may be, it would be manifestly
unfair for us to bolt the verdict, and shoulder any blame on Van
Huben. Perhaps at some future day, new light may be thrown upon the
matter. We trust such may be the case, to the satisfaction of all
the interested parties. Meanwhile we extend our most earnest sympathy
to the bereaved parents and family. The funeral took place from
St. Francis de Sales Church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1904
The funeral of Patrick Mulcahy, who died Friday night at
his home, No.
5 Jackson street, took place at 10 o'clock this morning from St.
Francis de Sales church. The bearers were Daniel Kane, T. A. Kane,
Abram Hawkins, John McGrain, Henry Manley and J. J. O'Malley. Interment
was in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1905
Bridget Mulchrara, sixty-seven years of age, died at the home of
her nephew, Michael Burke, No. 121 Lewis street, at 9 o'clock last
night. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at
St. Francis de Sales church, Rev. Father McDonald officiating.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1910
The funeral of Mrs. Ann Slattery Muldoon, wife of Michael
Muldoon, Phoenix street, was held from St. Mary's church yesterday
morning. Mrs. Muldoon suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Sunday which
resulted in her death on Tuesday. She was born in Ireland 75 years ago
and has resided in Canandaigua about 40 years. Besides her invalid
husband, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Muldoon, and one
son, Martin Muldoon of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1908
Victor, N. Y. - On Saturday evening, Mrs. Martin Mulheron died
at her home. Mrs. Mulheron had been a great sufferer with Bright's
disease for a number of months, but of late, she was much improved. She
leaves a husband, two sons, and one daughter and her father, John
Crowley; and one sister and five brothers.
From Ontario County Journal 31 January 1913
Victor, N. Y. - Patrick Mulheron, an aged resident, died on
Jan. 21 at the home of his son, Martin Mulheron, south of the village,
where he had gone for a short stay. Mr. Mulheron had been in failing
health for some time, suffering from a general breakdown and with heart
trouble. He was 83 years of age and was born in Ireland. He had been a
resident of this town for over 60 years, and had been an extensive
farmer. His wife died about 10 years ago. Six children survive: Mrs.
Thomas Ryan of West Bloomfield, Mrs. William Ryan of Shortsville, Mrs.
David Keefe, who resided with her father at the homestead, James and
Frank Mulheron of Rochester, and Martin, of this town. The funeral was
held Friday morning at St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly
officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery on High street.
From Victor Herald 6 October 1905
Mrs. Patrick Mulheron died at her home, some three miles southwest
of this village, Thursday morning. She was about sixty-seven years of
age. Three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Ryan, Mrs. William Ryan and Mrs.
William Keefe, and three sons, James, Martin and Frank, all of whom
reside in Victor, survive.
From Geneva Gazette 25 August 1899
Mrs. Barney Mulholland died Tuesday morning, 22d inst., at her
residence No. 30 Seymour Alley, after a long illness. She survived her
husband only about a year. She is survived by two sons,
James and Barney -- had buried three daughters. She was highly esteemed
of all acquaintances. Her funeral took place this forenoon --
interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery after a solemn requiem mass in St.
Francis de Sales Church.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 October 1897
Last night, at 7 o'clock, occurred the death of Bernard Mulholland,
in the 63d year, a prominent citizen of Geneva, at his home on
Seymour street. Mr. Mulholland had been confined to his bed for the
past two weeks and had not been well for about a year. The deceased
was born in County Derry, Ireland, in 1833, and was a lather by trade.
Mr. Mulholland had a large circle of friends in Geneva, and his death
be greatly mourned. The deceased was an influential member of the Roman
Catholic church and was widely known and respected. Mr. Mulholland is
survived by his wife and two sons, James and Bernard, Jr. Much sympathy
is expressed for the widow and her sons. The funeral service will take
place from the church of St. Francis de Sales on Wednesday morning.
will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1904
Bernard Mulholland, thirty-three years old, died at his home, No.
182 Castle street, at 7:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to a
stomach ailment. The deceased was a member of the Elks and of the
Eagles, and was well-known in this section. He is survived by his wife
and one brother, James Mulholland, of Seymour street. Burial St.
From Ontario County Journal 20 October 1916
The death of Mrs. Addie May Mullen, wife of William F.
Mullen, Chapin street, occurred at Memorial hospital on Tuesday, aged
61. Several weeks ago, Mrs. Mullen suffered an injury to her skull when
her head came in contact with a sharp hook at her home at her home,
resulting in a concussion and clot on the brain. She later developed
pneumonia, which was the direct cause of her death. There survive,
besides her husband, one son, Clarence Mullen, of Canandaigua; her
father, John Curtis; and a brother, John Curtis, Jr., both of Cheshire.
Rev. G. E. Finlay officiated at the funeral services held at the home
yesterday afternoon. Interment was at Cheshire.
From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1893
Cheshire, N. Y. - Again we are called upon to record the death of
one of our old residents. John S. Mullen died Monday morning
at the age of 71. Mr. Mullen spent nearly his whole life on the farm
where he died. He had been in failing health for a couple of years, but
was able to be around and attend to his business until the last few
months. He was a genial, kind-hearted man, and will be missed by the
neighborhood. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and two sons and a
large circle of other relatives. Funeral services were held in the
church here on Wednesday, and the remains were laid to rest in Cheshire
From Geneva Daily Times 13 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning, at the home of her son on
Chapin street, occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah
Doolittle Mullen, a lifelong resident of the south part of the
town. Her age was 81 years. She had been ill less than a week. Two
William L. Mullen of this village, and Elmer A. Mullen of Cheshire,
From Geneva Daily Times 15 April 1905
Margaret M. Mullender died last evening at the residence of Mrs.
J. H. Delancey. The funeral will take place from St. Peter's church at
3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Washington street
From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1888
Last Monday afternoon at about a quarter past five o'clock, a terrible
accident occurred at the Main street crossing of the New York Central
railroad in which James Mulligan lost his life
and Martha Bennett, aged 12 years, the youngest daughter of Thomas H.
Bennett, Esq., miraculously escaped a similar fate. Owen Mulligan and
his deceased son were both employed at the gas works, and on Monday
when the father started for the works to relieve the son, little Mattie
Bennett who was at the Mulligan home on Mechanic street after milk, was
invited to ride down and return with James, as she had frequently done
before. She returned home with the milk and then joined Mr. Mulligan in
the cutter. On the return trip they reached the Main street crossing
just about the time the 5:12 eastern express train was due, and as they
approached the track at a rapid pace, the train came suddenly dashing
around the curve beyond the town house. A sleigh loaded with ice had
below the crossing, and Mulligan was warned by both the flagman and
to stop also. He at first tried to pull up, but evidently concluded
his horse was going too fast to stop below the track, and whipped him
on in an effort to cross before the train. The train came across Main
street at higher rate of speed than usual, and Mulligan's cutter
center of the main track just in time to get caught. The young man was
on the side next to the engine and was struck first, being thrown
to the ground clear of the track. The little girl was providentially
caught together with the remains of the cutter on the cowcatcher, and
saved from death. The train ran perhaps eight or ten rods before it
to a stop. It was just in time, for the little one's feet were then
upon the track and in a very short time she would have been under the
wheels. She was taken to the Canandaigua Hotel and Dr. Beahan was sent
for. Mulligan was picked up insensible and in a dying condition. He was
taken to the room of the chief of police at the station house, where he
was attended by Drs. Walmsley, Hallenbeck and Smith. They readily saw
the man could
not live, although it was impossible to make an examination. He was at
once attended by Rev. Father English, and his relatives were sent for.
A heart-rending scene occurred when his young wife reached the station.
"Oh Jimmy! Jimmy!" she cried but there was no response from the
prostrate form of her formerly energetic and ambitious husband. The
were compelled to tell the unfortunate woman the truth, and prepare her
for the worst. Mulligan was taken to his home later in the evening but
he never rallied from the time of the accident to the time of his death
at about six o'clock Tuesday morning. Some time after the accident
evening, an examination was made of the little girl but no broken bones
found. There were severe bruises, but nothing of an alarming nature was
There is no doubt but that it was only her remarkable presence of mind
that saved her life. After she had recovered sufficiently from the
shock to converse, she stated that they did not see the train coming
until they had reached the first track, the Batavia train which was
standing upon the side track, having obstructed their view. The horse,
she says, became unmanageable, and in this she is borne out by other
witnesses. She said there was no time to do anything. She cried: Jimmy!
Oh, Jimmy! we're going to be killed, and threw herself quickly into the
bottom of square box cutter when the crash came. She evidently clutched
something, and it is a question whether she was at any time utterly
for she must have retained her hold until the train stopped. At that
the debris of the cutter was slipping from the pilot and Messrs.
the gateman, and Burke, the yardmaster, took her from the engine. After
she had been carried into the hotel she was able to tell who she was,
when her father came, she turned and pointed to him saying, "that's my
papa." The shock to Mrs. Bennett was somewhat lessened by the fact that
was prepared for something. She saw the horse with harness minus the
cutter run past the house, and therefore knew that there had been an
accident, but was not prepared for one so thrilling as that related by
her husband when he came to summon her to her child's side.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 22 April 1897
Margaret, wife of Owen Mulligan, died
at her home on Mechanic st. Saturday, of pneumonia, following a long
illness with rheumatism. The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church,
Monday. Deceased was Policeman Mulligan's mother.
From Ontario County Journal 10 July 1891
Patrick Mulligan, who suffered a stroke of paralysis a few years
died Monday. He was about thirty-five years old, was a member of
Hose company, and had been engaged in the grocery business on upper
street several years. He leaves a widow. The funeral services were held
morning and were largely attended. Solemn high mass was celebrated by
following pastors: Rev. D. English, Celebrant; Rev. J. M. Hendrick, of
Deacon; Rev. Wm. A. Morrison of Akron, N. Y., sub-Deacon; Rev. J. J.
of Victor, Master of Ceremonies. The other clergymen present were: Rev.
Hughes, East Bloomfield; Rev. Wm. Harrington, Catholic Chaplain of the
Industrial School, Rochester; Rev. Fathers Burk and Heffron, of
From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At her home on Church street
Wednesday, occurred the the death of Mrs. Thomas Mulroy. During
the past five years, she had been in poor health and had been a great
sufferer. Mrs. Mulroy was fifty years old and was born in the town
of Phelps. She is survived by her husband and three brothers, Cornelius
Conners, of Rochester, Jeremiah Conners of Phelps, and John Conners,
of St. Louis, Mo.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1895
Patrick T. Mulvihill died at his residence, No. 77 Pulteney
street, at seven o'clock this morning
of malaria, after several weeks illness. The deceased was thirty-nine
years of age, and leaves a wife and three children, Bessie, Mary
and Annie, to mourn his death. For several years Mr. Mulvihill has been
engineer at the Veneering Works, in the southern part
of the village. The deceased was highly respected and had a large
number of personal friends in Geneva, who will sincerely regret his
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