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Niagara County in the News

An early tavern owner in the Town of Cambria was William Molyneaux. Molyneaux purchased property and a tavern in 1812, and from then on, the area came to be known as Molyneaux Corners.

In 1826, he built a fine hotel at the intersection of the Ridge and North Ridge Roads, and a brick Greek Revival style home on the south side of the ridge.

The Molyneaux Hotel was operated by William until his death in November, 1830, and by his sons until 1864. It then progressed through several other owners until it burned in 1923.

In the News

Niagara County in the News

The following notice was published in the Lockport Daily Journal
on Monday April 11, 1887 :

“St. Patrick’s church was crowded at 10:30 o ‘clock yesterday morning in honor of Easter day. The choir, under the directorship of Otto SITERNSTATTER, rendered Hayden’s 1st mass in excellent style, and the singing was of the best  given by this large and well balanced choir. The Rev. Father Barrett, assistant to rector Father Cannon, preached an able sermon on “Easter Sunday.” The church looked inviting with it’s new coat of paint and re-touched frescoes and new gas fixtures. An early mass was given at 8 o’clock. The church was brightly illuminated, some three hundred lights being burning. Vespers was sung by Father Cannon at 7:30 o’clock, followed by a solemn benediction of the blessed sacrament. It is estimated that 3000 people attended services in this yesterday. “

Contributor: Shelley Richards is the Board Chairman of the Niagara County Genealogical Society and author of “St. Patrick’s Cemetery” and recently released “St. Patrick’s Cemetery – Volume II”.

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Niagara County in the News

The following notice was published in the Buffalo Courier Express on August 29, 1911:

“(Jack) CAFLISCH, who at one time performed a vaudeville turn on a wireless tower, 40 feet high in Cleveland, scoffs at the suggestion that there is any heroism in his exploit. ‘Hundreds could do It with practice,’ he says. ‘Some steeplejacks tell of the dangers of looking down. That’s all bosh. I can frequently recognize friends in the street below.’ Caflisch and his partner, Paul HANSEN, recently removed an eight foot stone cross replacing it with one of copper on the steeple of St. Patrick’s Church at Lockport, (NY).

Contributor: Shelley Richards is the Board Chairman of the Niagara County Genealogical Society and author of “St. Patrick’s Cemetery” and recently released “St. Patrick’s Cemetery – Volume II”.