Born: c. 1890

Died: November 24, 1918

Mose Minney, Jr., of Lake Clear, was a World War I Veteran of the U.S. Army. A private first-class in Company H, 305th Infantry, he died of his wounds. His name is inscribed on the "Roll of Honor of Citizens of the State of New York who died while in the service of the United States during the World War, Albany (1922)."

Source: Franklin Historical Review, Volume 52, 2017, page 57.


Malone Farmer, February 12, 1919

Mose Minney, of Lake Clear, who died of wounds in France, was in the 305th Infantry. His relatives suppose he received his wounds Nov. 11th, the very day of the beginning of the armistice. He was 29 years old and acted as a guide on the Upper Saranac prior to entering army service. His spine was injured and a Red Cross nurse writes from Paris that he was brought to Military Hospital No. 5 Nov. 20th, that from the first there was no hope for him as the gunshot wound in his back had affected the spine, nerves and all the life centres. He died the night of Nov. 24th. His mind was not clear enough to recognize his attendants as they visited him each day and he did not suffer. He was a gentle, obedient patient and died the death of a true American and a brave soldier. He was buried with full military honors in a military cemetery overlooking Paris.