Florence A. Mulholland

Florence A. Mulholland

Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 20 Mar 1943 (aged 52)
North Bay, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial North Bay, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 13058793 · View Source
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Florence Mulholland (13058793)

Miss Florence Mulholland, 52, prominent concert contralto and a former resident of Whitesboro, was found dead in her North Bay home Saturday morning by Leo Kinney, a boarder in her home.

Neighbors reported that Miss Mulholland had been ill lately and had suffered several heart attacks. Miss Mulholland attained prominence in New York, where she was soloist at Dr. Parkes Cadman's church. She had been a resident of North Bay for the past 13 years.

She was a member of the original Roxy gang, and had sung on many of the opening programs of radio stations, including WGY, Schenectady. For three successive years she won the All-American contest as the best contralto on the air in a coast-to-coast hookup.

She was one of the leading American authorities on Scottish folk music. She was soloist at Chinatown Mission and soloist over the Blue and Red networks and many other stations of the National Broadcasting Company.

She was born in Cazenovia Jan. 29, 1891, daughter of James and Catherine Mulholland. As a young girl she moved to Syracuse with her parents and attended Central High School there. Later the family resided in Whitesboro.

In 1912 she went to New York and studied voice under Toedts and attracted considerable attention due to her rich contralto voice. She had sung in concerts in Philadelphia, Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit and other large cities in the United States and Canada. In 1927 she was named by the New York Telegram on the All-American Team of radio entertainers.

Since retiring from the concert stage, she had sung at various concerts at Sherrill and elsewhere in this area. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in North Bay.

Daily Sentinel, Rome, N.Y., Monday Evening, March 22, 1943
Contributor: TLyons (48816921)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence A. Mulholland (29 Jan 1891–20 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13058793, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, North Bay, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by BAL (contributor 46808572) .