William M Mosher - New York, 1822 - 1874
Looking for information on parents of William M. Mosher, or immediate family.
their father and mother hailed from Little Neck, Long Island
mother died in 1860
brought up a family of fifteen children, fourteen boys and one girl.Of these only three were still alive. (In 1874)Alfred, the youngest, Clinton Gilbert, better known as Gil or Old Gil, was the senior member of the clan (Born about 1817), William Mosher was five years younger
William Mosher was born on Christmas Day of 1822 on New York's lower East Side.In 1848 he had married and opened an oyster saloon on Grant Street near Jackson.After two years his wife took to drink and he divorced her. The couple's child had died at sixteen months
Mother's second wife Martha, whom he had married some dozen years earlier (Methodist Church on Willet Street, New York City) when she was only fifteen and he had just turned forty.The Moshers had had six children, two of whom died. Surviving were Willie, nine; Charles, a blue-eyed, round-faced child with straight light hair whom they called Lovie, going on four; Georgie, eighteen months old; and a baby born sometime in July of the current year.
Martha Mosher had a brother named William H. Westervelt, who lived in New York
Buried in Caskets of imitation rosewood, ornamented on the lid and sides with silver-plated mountings.Bore the inscription William M. Mosher, Died December 14, 1874, in his 53rd year.