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Morton C. Mulford

Male 1853 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Morton C. Mulford 
    Born 15 Sep 1853  Near, Chesterville, Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • Born on September 15, 1863, near Chesterville, in Sparta township, Dearborn county, Indiana, Morton C. Mulford is the son ofJohnL. and Mary J. (Chance) Mulford. Morton C. Mulford has served the county of his birth and the county which has always been his home with the vision and sense of responsibility of one who understands the importance of educational work, and since his retirement from the educational field has conscientiously served as an agent of the United Statesgovernmentinthe revenue service. He was married at the age of twenty- three, August 19, 1886, to Josephine Downton, the daughter of Thomas and Alwilda (Stockwell) Downton. Mrs. Mulford was born in Washington township, Ripley county, Indiana, December 27, 1863. To this union have been born two children, Beulah, who died at the age of three years, and Mildred C., a graduate of the music department of Moores Hill College and a teacher for one term in the public school of Sparta township. She is an accomplished young woman and one of the most popular students now attending Moores Hill College. An adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mulford, Carrie A., is now a stenographer and teacher of music in Cincinnati, Ohio, having been taken to be reared after death of hermother when she was an infant. She was educated by Mr. and Mrs. Mulford and is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music of Moores Hill College. Mrs. Mulford's father, Thomas Downton, who was a native of Pontypool , Wales, died in Moores Hill at the age of seventy-seven years.

      Her mother is also deceased. They had one other daughter besides Mrs. Mulford, Carrie 0. Her paternal grandfather, also a native of Wales and the operator of a rolling mill in his younger days, settled in Cincinnati and died there. He and his wife had a large family of children: Thomas, Celia, Charles, William, James, Susan and Martha. His wife also died in Cincinnati . Her maternal grandfather was from Joseph Stockwell, who was of German descent, and who came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky in pioneer times and settled in Boone county, after which he moved to Ripley county, Indiana. He lived in this county the remainder to his life, dying at an advanced age. He andhiswife had three daughters; Alwilda, Kate and Ann. His first wife having died Joseph Stockwell married again and by this second union had three children, George, Lucilda and John H.

      Mr. and Mrs. Mulford are charter members of the Cold Springs Presbyterian church. He is a member of Allen Lodge No.165, Free and Accepted Masons; of Milan Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Madison Council; Royal and Select Masters; and of Aurora Commandery No. 17, Knights Templar. He is also a member of Moores Hill Lodge No. 127, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Mulford is an ardent Republican in Politics.

      The career of Morton C. Mulford is well-rounded in the various phases of human endeavor. His educational, religious and political interests in the natural avenues through which the normal man finds an expression of his instincts, his talents and his energies have never been neglected. He is a worthy citizen of Dearborn county, honored and respected by all of its people.

      History of Dearborn County1 md., 1915, B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc., Indianapolis, md. pp 953-956; and pp 1033-1036.


      One of the well-known citizens of Dearborn county, Indiana, is Morton C. Mulford, now a United States storekeeper-gauger, of the sixth Indiana revenue district, but formerly connectedactivelyformany years with the educational development of this section of Indiana.

      It is a distinct personal credit to Morton C. Mulford that he has been able to surround himself with all the comforts of life out of the careful and economical management of his business and the savings from his earnings as an instructor and school supervisor in Dearborn county. He is a man of well-rounded personality, well known in Dearborn county and popular among the citizens. His home, which is located near the Moores Hill depot in Dearborn county and which comprises an estate of thirty-six acres, is the most pretentious to be found anywhere along the Baltimore of Ohio railroad between Cincinnati and St. Louis. This is a most tangible evidence of its owner's foresight, vision and planning. The Mulford family has been intimately associated with the various stages of progress in Dearborn county for at least three generations.

      Reared on a farm in Sparta township, Dearborn county, Indiana, and educated in the district schools of this county and in Moores Hill College, from which he was graduated after completing the normal course in 1898, Morton C. Mulford was a teacher in the schools of Dearborn county for thirty-one years. After serving as principal of the Moores Hill public schools for a number of years he entered the internal revenue service as storekeeper-gauger and has devoted the past four years of his life to the service of the federal government in the various distilleries of the sixth Indiana district and principally in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. During all of this time Mr. Mulford has resided on his country estate near Moores Hill.

      Born on September 15, 1863, near Chesterville, in Sparta township, Dearborn county, Indiana, Morton C. Mulford is the son ofJohnL. and Mary Je (Chance) Mulford. John L. Mulford was reared at Cold Springs, Indiana, and was a farmer and stockman. Although his home farm comprised fifty-eight acres of land in Sparta township, he owned at the time of his death, in 1895, when he was sixty-five years old, some two hundred acres of farm land in different parts of the county. He and his wife were the parents of three children: Morton C., of Moores Hill; Laura A., the widow of Henry Holtegal, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Emma E., the wife of David B. Stafford, of Louisville, Kentucky. The mother ofthesechildrendied in 1913, at the age of seventy-seven years. Both she and her husband were members of the Presbyterian church and charter members of the congregation at Cold Springs, Indiana. The paternal grandparents of Morton C. Mulford were Benjamin Mulford and his wife, a Miss Legg, he a native of Ohio and she of Scotland. (note: birthplace for Miss Legg was not Scotland) They were among the first settlers in Dearborn county, have followed farming in Sparta township. He died at the age of seventy-three, but his wife was some years younger at the time of her death. They were the parents of five children: Oliver S., John L., Clarissa Ann, William C. and Benjamin F. The Mulford family was established in America by Daniel Mulford, the paternal great-grandfather of Morton C. who came from England to the State of Ohio, where he died.
    Person ID I65130  7_families
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2000 

    Father John Legg Mulford,   b. 20 Jul 1831, Cold Springs, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1895, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Chance,   b. 03 Sep 1834,   d. 02 Apr 1913, Cold Springs, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F25564  Group Sheet

    Family Josephine Downton,   b. 27 Dec 1863, Washington, Ripley, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Beulah Mulford,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F25602  Group Sheet

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