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Edward Harold Mott

Birth
Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
8 Apr 1920 (aged 74–75)
Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial
Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Journalist, author. He was the son of Charles F. and Eliza Smith Mott. After working as a newsboy and journeyman printer, he joined the advertising department of the Erie Railroad. In 1878, he became a well-known correspondant for such newspapers and journals as the The Sun and The Saturday Journal, both of New York City, and The Spectator, London. He wrote popular articles about Pike County, Pennsylvania's bears, sporting-related topics, and created a successful character called "The Old Settler". He frequently wrote under the name "Ed. Mott". He became an owner-editor of Tri-state newspapers as the Pike County Democrat, Matamoras, Pennsylvania, The Gazette, Port Jervis, New York, and the Independent Republican, Goshen, New York. Many of his articles were published in books and are still available as reprints. His work still appears in modern anthologies. He also authored biographies and histories. His books include Between the Ocean and the Lakes; the Story of Erie, Lincoln: "New birth of our new soil, the first American." A Brief Biographical Sketch, etc., and The Old Settler, the Squire and Little Peleg. He lived many years in Goshen, NY after his marriage to Martha N. Valentine. He died at home of paralysis.


Daily Herald Times-Press,
Middletown, Orange, New York, USA,
Wednesday, January 05, 1927,
Page 7, column 1.

The New York Times,
New York, New York, USA,
April 8, 1920,
Page unknown.
Journalist, author. He was the son of Charles F. and Eliza Smith Mott. After working as a newsboy and journeyman printer, he joined the advertising department of the Erie Railroad. In 1878, he became a well-known correspondant for such newspapers and journals as the The Sun and The Saturday Journal, both of New York City, and The Spectator, London. He wrote popular articles about Pike County, Pennsylvania's bears, sporting-related topics, and created a successful character called "The Old Settler". He frequently wrote under the name "Ed. Mott". He became an owner-editor of Tri-state newspapers as the Pike County Democrat, Matamoras, Pennsylvania, The Gazette, Port Jervis, New York, and the Independent Republican, Goshen, New York. Many of his articles were published in books and are still available as reprints. His work still appears in modern anthologies. He also authored biographies and histories. His books include Between the Ocean and the Lakes; the Story of Erie, Lincoln: "New birth of our new soil, the first American." A Brief Biographical Sketch, etc., and The Old Settler, the Squire and Little Peleg. He lived many years in Goshen, NY after his marriage to Martha N. Valentine. He died at home of paralysis.


Daily Herald Times-Press,
Middletown, Orange, New York, USA,
Wednesday, January 05, 1927,
Page 7, column 1.

The New York Times,
New York, New York, USA,
April 8, 1920,
Page unknown.


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