Census: lived in Cornplanter Twp, Venango, PA (P.O.-Oil City)
Dec. 17, 1890 -resident of Wellsville, NY
Petition filed by Claude Moses: dated 22 Apr 1889 ( resident of W. Almond) pertaining to his brother Arthur 13 yrs and Bertha sister 10 years. It appears he was attempting to obtain guardianship with relationship to their share of their fathers pension and land.
"That no general guardian has been appointed and that the said Mary Moses their mother is an unfit person to be the guardian of the said "infants" being a ?? of bad moral character and at present living in free adultery with one JOHN THIELGES"
May 28, 1889 Mary was appointed guardian and Wm. M. Lane and Jacob S. Van Dusen named as "sureters" for bond.
13 Jun 1889 Mary was given final guardianship.
21 Jun 1889 another petition filed indicates Mary married John Theigles and George W. Blackman was appointed as general guardian for minor children.
23 Oct 1892 George W. Blackman and wife Alice appointed as "suretys"
Mary Moses died at the home of her son, Edwin S. Moses in the Rawson cheese Factory last night about 11:30. She was ill only a few days with congestion of the lungs, but she suffered from organic heart trouble and that vital organ wa too weak to withstand the attack. Mary Lafferty was born on Rush Creek in the town of Rushford about 60 years ago. She married Lafayette Moses who died in May, 1884. Four children survive--Claude D. of Shinglehouse, PA., Edwin S. of Rawson, Arthur L. of Hazelton, PA, and Bertha Thompson of Pratts Mills. Two sisters and two brothers survive--Mrs. Irving Clark and Riley and Homer Lafferty of Rush Creek and Mrs. John Berry of Cuba. Mrs. Moses was an excellent woman, always cheerful and kind hearted, and ready to help those who were sick or in trouble. She had been a member of the Rushford F.M. Church for several years and her life wa filled with good deeds. The past four years she had kept house for her son, Edwin Moses, and they moved from the Lower Haskell to Rawson about a year ago. The funeral was held at the Rush Creek Church Saturday afternoon, Rev. Johnson, Pastor of the Rushford M.E. Church officiating. Burial in the Bellville cemetery beside her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Clark of Rush Creek went to Rawson Thursday and remained until Saturday and accompanied the remains to the church. Among those present at the funeral from far away were Claude Moses of Shinglehouse, PA, and Arthur Moses of Hazelhurst, PA, and families R.E. Thompson and children of Pratts Mills, E.S. Moses of Rawson, Mr. and Mrs. John Berry of Cuba, Bruce Clark and family of Fillmore and Edwin Whipple of Oramel.