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|Lucy Richards Prescott
|see FAMILY TREE
Lucy Prescott Moore
Oil painting held by the Rochester Historical Society
|Photo of Lucy P. Moore found in "Adam and Anne Mott,
their ancestors and their descendants"
|Born: 17 Apr 1820 Windsor, Windsor, VT
|source: Pettes Bible
|Married: 11 Nov 1847 Windsor, Windsor, VT
|Vermont Journal, Windsor, VT Fri. Nov. 12, 1847
"On the 11th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Saltmarsh, E. M. Moore, M. D., of
Rochester, N. Y. to Miss Lucy Richards Prescott, of this place."
|Died: 13 Aug 1902 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
|Obit from Rochester Union Advertiser, Aug 15, 1902
|Obituary of Lucy Prescott Moore from The Post Express,
Friday Afternoon, August 15, 1902
|Buried: Mt Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Died of Heart Disease
Lucy Prescott Moore 1820-1902
Section G Lot 40
Edward Mott Moore
Lucy's father died when she was about two and her mother remarried when she
was about thirteen. She married Dr. Edward Mott Moore when she was 27.
Her mother, Mary Pettes, was staying with her in Rochester when she died in
Obituary of Lucy Prescott Moore from The Post Express,
Friday Afternoon, August 15, 1902
Mrs. Lucy P. Moore
Widow of Dr.
Edward Mott Moore Dead
One of Rochester’s Foremost Women Reaches End of a
Life of Sweetness and Devotion to Her Home and Her Family.
illness of ten days, in the course of which she had rallied and was once thought
to be convalescent, Mrs. Lucy Prescott Moore, widow of the late Dr. Edward Mott
Moore, suffered a sudden relapse last night and died at an early hour this
morning at the family residence 74 South Fitzhugh Street, aged 82 years.
During the autumn of her husband’s life Mrs. Moore was his constant companion
and tender nurse, and though venerable herself, possessed remarkable vitality.
When her husband died on March 3d last, a change became apparent and she
speedily lost ambition and strength and her life slowly faded away. Ten
days ago she suffered an attack which took a serious turn, but through the
careful and loving care of her two sons she rallied and it was thought had
passed the crisis. A relapse developed last night and her children were
summoned to be bedside. She died before dawn.
Lucy Prescott Moore was
born in Windsor, VT., on April 17, 1820. Her parents were Samuel Prescott, an
Englishman by birth, and Mary Pettes of Windsor. She spent her early life in the
little Vermont town in the shadow of the Green mountains, receiving her early
education there. It was there in 1847 that she married Dr. Moore, then a young
practicing physician of this city, but who became later one of the prominent
figures in his profession in the country.
Dr. and Mrs. Moore made their
journey to this city in a stage coach, for railroads were then in their infancy.
Upon their arrival here they roomed in the old Eagle hotel, where the Powers
building now stands, for three years. They began housekeeping at 5 Elizabeth
street, at that time the center of the social life of the city. After living
there for ten years, they moved to 74 South Fitzhugh street, which became the
She made her first trip to Europe when more than 70 years old, and
nine years ago, when 72 years old, she and her husband made a tour of Mexico.
Mrs. Moore was one of the first residents of this city to appreciate the
benefits of Ontario beach as a recuperating ground in summer, and when her
children were young she made daily trips there in a carriage with them,
utilizing tents as a shelter and vacation home.
Mrs. Moore was a home woman
and devoted her life to her husband and family. It was one of her
characteristic tenets that reward for good was a better corrective measure for
children than punishment for errors and it is recalled that she gave as a reward
sticks of candy to each at the end of the week when they deserved them. It
was a supreme pleasure for her, her children say, to watch their anxious faces
as they pulled from under their pillows in the morning their reward package and
counted the sticks to see who had been found the most obedient and best behaved.
Mrs. Moore was a life long communicant of St. Luke’s church. She was an
omnivorous reader and was well versed in French literature as well as English
and American. During the last years of her husband’s life, when he was weary of
his labors and ill, she would read aloud to him, Scott and the elder Dumas were
their favorites. Once a friend who in the twilight of a winter day, found
the doctor and his wife sitting beside a blazing fireplace, she reading to him
with the soft, mellow light of the ebbing day shedding its rays into the room,
remarked that it was a scene which should have been preserved on canvas by the
brush of an artist. Such was their daily custom.
Of eight children, six
survive her. They are Miss Mary Pettes Moore, L. Murray Moore, Dr. E. M. Moore,
Samuel P. Moore, Dr. Richard Moore of Rochester, and Fred P. Moore of
Pittsburgh. Pa. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Obituary from the Rochester Union Advertiser, Aug 15, 1902
Mrs. E. M. Moore
Death of the Widow of the Late Dr. Edward M. Moore This
Lucy Prescott, widow of the late Dr. Edward M. Moore, died this
morning at the family residence, No 74 South Fitzhugh street. Her death occurred
after a brief illness, and will prove to be a shock to her many friends and
acquaintances, to whom she had endeared herself on account of the many estimable
qualities she possessed. At the time of her death Mrs. Moore was in her
eighty-third year. She was born at Windsor, Vermont, in 1820. Her father, Samuel
Prescott, was of English birth, and her mother was Marry Pettes of Windsor, Vt.
On November 11, 1847, she was united in marriage to the late Dr. Edward M Moore,
and had resided in Rochester continuously ever since. Mrs. Moore possessed a
happy disposition, which attracted to her a wide circle of friends. She Was a
woman who devoted the greater part of her time to her family, and was a great
believer in our of door life for her children. On this account, many years
before Ontario Beach was thought of, she was in the habit of spending the summer
with her sons and daughters camping on the shores of Lake Ontario. The site of
their camp was located near the present Moore summer home at Ontario Beach. The
deceased was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for over a half century,
and was always actively interested in the charitable affairs of that
During Mrs. Moore’s residence here Rochester increased from a
small sized city to be the third largest in New York State. After their marriage
Mr. And Mrs. Moore boarded at the old Eagle Hotel, which site is now occupied by
Powers building. Afterward the couple lived on Elizabeth street, the site of
which is now occupied by a large commercial building. Ever since 1860 Mrs. Moore
had resided at the family residence in South Fitzhugh street.
was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her. They are: Miss Mary
P. Moore, Dr. Edward M. Moore, L. Murray Moore, Dr. Richard M Moore and Samuel
P. Moore, all of this city, and Frederick P. Moore of Pittsburgh, Pa. Also one
sister, Mrs. Searcy of Yonkers, N. Y. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 4 o’clock from the house. Burial will be private.
The transcript from the "Register of Death" lists the place of death as 74 S.
Fitzhugh, Ward 3, Rochester, N.Y.
Last Will and Testament of Lucy P Moore
I Lucy P. Moore, of Rochester, N. Y., do hereby declare the following to be my
Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. First. I
give and devise to my daughter Marry Pettes Moore, the house and lot in the city
of Rochester, where I now reside, known as No. 74 South Fitzhugh street. I also
give & bequeath to my said daughter all the personal property in said house of
which I die possessed except the pictures, which I direct my executors,
hereinafter named, to divide equally among all my children, after consulting
Second. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, real and personal, I
hereby give, devise and bequeath to my said executors in trust nevertheless, to
receive the increase, rents and profits thereof, and to sell in such manner, at
such time and at such prices as to them may seem for the best interest of my
estate, and to divide the proceeds thereof equally among all my children, my son
Murray excepted, the issue of a deceased child to take the parent's share. I do
not desire my son Murray to share in the division of my said estate for the
reason that his father, from whence I derived this property, advanced to him
more than his share of the estate would have amounted to had it been divided
among all his children.
Third. I hereby appoint my three sons, Edward Mott, Richard Mott and Samuel
Prescott, to be the executors of this my Last Will and Testament, and direct
that they shall not be required to give bonds for the execution of their duties
as such executors. If, for any reason, any one or more of my said executors
shall renounce the appointment, or by reason of incapacity, or death, shall fail
or cease to act as such executor, the others or other, shall have full power to
carry out the provisions of this will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 29th day of March,
1902 Lucy P. Moore