Horace Moore
Mary Eunice Spaulding
Jeptha Mahlon Bennett
Ann Rebecca Hemenway
John Franklin Moore
Agnes Elvira Bennett

Mary Ann Moore


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1. Anthony Francis O'Connor

Mary Ann Moore

  • Born: 26 May 1913, Brant Lake, Warren County, New York
  • Marriage (1): Anthony Francis O'Connor on 18 Oct 1933 in Johnsburg, Warren County, New York
  • Died: 12 Feb 2003, Cohoes, Albany County, New York at age 89
  • BuriedFem: Brant Lake Cemetery in Horicon, New York

   Cause of her death was ruptured abdominal aneurysm.

  General Notes:

See files of Jane O'Connor Foster

Mary Moore was born on the farm of her maternal grandparents, Jeptha Mahlon and Ann (Hemenway) Bennett, where her mother Agnes Bennett and father John Moore were living. It is located on Al Bean Road in Horicon, NY and although it burned in 1915 the original foundation remained and has been rebuilt. It became the family home of Mrs. Alta Burns Bean, Mary's cousin and the daughter of Rose Bennett and grand daughter of Jeptha and Ann.
When Mary was just an infant her father built a log cabin on the (north side) of Brant Lake. She and her family lived there for about 6 yrs during which time her father rode a bicycle over Hague Mt on the weekends to work in Graphite Mines. (This cabin was later purchased and used by a family from NYC with 2 sons as a summer home. It was named the BOBGENE after their sons Robert and Eugene.)
Agnes, Mary's mother, was alone all week and there were no neighbors. Finally Mary's father bought a place at the foot of the lake near the village of Brant Lake and the family moved there. Mary and her brother walked to school on the other side of the lake to what was called The Elbow School named for a section of the Village where the main road bent at an angle. She remained here for all the grades and then transferred to Chestertown for High School (The Old Yellow School) which was the building where the former Town Hall and Museum were on Main St. She graduated in 1933 with a class of 6, three boys and three girls.
Mary worked as a waitress for all her young adult life, being in the heart of the tourist area of Brant lake and Friend's lake. Here she met a young British man from Newfoundland who stole her heart and they eloped in Oct of 1933. Mary had told her parents she was going to marry [Frank] but she said her parents did not seem interested in arranging a wedding. Mary sent to B. Altman's in NYC for a white dress [what we would call cocktail length now]. It had puffy sleeves with lace inserts. She also purchased a white coat and white hat and new white shoes to complete the outfit. Because neither of them had a car, [Mary never learned to drive], they were dependent on Fred Filkins of Riverside who did own one to take them to get married. Frank was living in Friend's Lake vicinity at the time and a favorite gathering place for the local men was a general store located in Riparius right across from the train depot. Frank had met Fred there and had asked if he would take them in his car to get married. It was on the evening of Oct 18, 1933 that Fred was finally agreeable to drive them. First they went to Brant lake but the Justice of the Peace could not be found.[Mary had already gotten the license about a week before]. Then they went to Chestertown to see if they could find someone there to marry them but no one was found. Finally they wound up in Weavertown, NY [Town of Johnsburg] where they found a Methodist minister at home who agreed to marry them. He was A. Johnson Cambridge. Their witnesses were Fred Filkins and another person by the name of R.D. Armstrong whom my mother did not know but suspects it may have been a neighbor of the minister and his wife.
Mary Moore and her husband A.F.O'Connor had 2 sons and then 2 daughters.
Mary always remained a homemaker and never worked after she married.
After Frank's death in 1982 she continued to maintain her own home until ill health forced her to sell it and enter a retirement home in Troy, NY[July 1996?] near her oldest daughter. She remained active and enjoyed reading and short auto trips for the 7 years she was in residence there. In December of 2002 she became extremely depressed and was hospitalized for two weeks so that extensive testing could be done. All the testing proved negative and she was diagnosed with severe depression and placed on an antidepressant medication [Zoloft]. This proved successful but on Feb 12 she died suddenly from a ruptured abdominal aneurism. She was cremated and her cremains are buried in the grave with her husband in the Elbow Cemetery in Brant Lake, NY. [A small portion of her ashes were scattered on the farm where she was born - per her request.]

Mary married Anthony Francis O'Connor, son of Timothy Joseph O'Connor and Jane Ann Brewer, on 18 Oct 1933 in Johnsburg, Warren County, New York. (Anthony Francis O'Connor was born on 23 Sep 1906 in Clattice Harbor, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, died on 20 Jun 1982 in Moses Luddington Hospital in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York and was buried in Brant Lake Cemetery in Horicon, New York.). The cause of his death was pancreatic cancer.

  Marriage Notes:

married by Rev A. J. Cambridge in Methopdist Parsonage in Weavertown, NY

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