Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain, of Warwick, Rhode Island, spent 25 years researching the Mosher family, using primary sources in Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Nova Scotia, plus secondary records elsewhere, and family records from correspondents. She spent 25 years in the nursing field as a registered nurse specializing in obstetrics, her last five years as a supervisor for Maternal/Child Health in a local hospital.
Mrs. Chamberlain was a Certified Genealogist specializing in the Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts areas; an editor (6 years) of Rhode Island Roots, a quarterly of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society; Recording Secretary (9 years) of the same society; a Mayflower descendant (R.I. #810); and a Historian of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
She was a member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society; Rhode Island Historical Society; New England Historic and Genealogical Society; a charter member of the Nurses Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; and the American Nurses Association and the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. She had numerous articles published in Rhode Island Roots and The American Genealogist and transcribed the Rhode Island 1777 Military Census, published in 1985.
Mrs. Chamberlain died in 2001 in Warwick.
Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, of Madison, Wisconsin, researched the Mosher family for almost 40 years, studying records in many counties in New York, Ohio, Michigan, and scattered counties elsewhere. She lived in Washington, D.C., for some years, making use of the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Library of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In Madison after 1945, she had the use of the incomparable collection of primary and secondary sources in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Innumerable letters from Mosher descendants have contained family records.
Mrs. Clarenbach was co-compiler of "Joshua3 Cooke (Joshia2, Josiah1)" in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April and July 1972, and compiler of the section on descendants of Peter Ferdinand Clarenbach in Deutches Geschlecterbuch, Band 168, published in Germany in 1974. Her articles in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record are "The Identity of John Mosher of Albion, New York," July 1980; "The Simons Moger Bible Notes," October 1980; and "Johan Jacob Musier and Early Descendants," January and April 1983. Her "A Schutt-Skutt Lineage" appeared in Seventeen Seventy-Six in 1983. Unpublished compilations include "The Ancestors of Joseph Duell of Warren, Herkimer County, New York," and "Descendants of Neal4 McGaffey (Andrew 3, John2,Neal1) of Whitehall, Illinois." She compiled five volumes on the ancestors of her grandchildren.
She had a masters degree in American history from the University of Kansas and did further graduate work at Cornell University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Wisconsin. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and a descendant of eleven Mayflower passengers.
Mrs. Clarenbach died in 1999 in Seattle, Washington. Her daughter, Ann Skutt, has the remaining stock of Descendants of Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson through Seven Generations. (Please see the order form.)