Monaldo, James D.
“Two in custody in Biddeford man’s homicide” (JT 01/02/1988, p.1). Murder aftermath – JT 01/04/1988, p.1.

Mondor, Robert &
Mondor, Alice Lecharite
Of Saco. Parents of 17 children. See Hendrickson’s Quiet Presence, p.163-8.

Monroe, James (President)
An account of President James Monroe’s 1817 visit to Saco in Fairfield’s Sands, Spindles and Steeples.

Moody, Annie S.
(1861-1916) Home at Cross Street, Saco. Related to photographer Charles Moody. Obit BWJ 02/04/1916, p.8.

Moody, Charles A.
(1849-1916) President First National Bank 1903-1916; was with the bank 50 years. Obit BWJ 12/22/1916, p.8 c.2-3.

Moody, Charles E.
(1859-1915) Prolific amateur photographer, shot images in New Jersey and New York, as well as the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach areas. Son of Samuel F. Moody and Mary E. Spencer. Obit BWJ 08/06/1915, p.8 c.7.

Moody, Roscoe C. (Captain)
(1873-1933) Born in Biddeford, graduated from Annapolis in 1894. Became president of the general court martial at the Charlestown (Boston) Navy Yard in 1925. Son of former president of First National Bank of Biddeford. Obit BDJ 01/16/1933, p.2 c.8.

Moody, Samuel (Captain)
Died in Saco, 09/02/1844, age 64 years. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.185.

Moody, Samuel F.
(1833-1906) Home at 88 North Street, Saco (also lived at 12 Cutts Avenue, Saco). Father of Charles E. and Fred S. Moody [carriage painter]. Obit BWJ 07/27/1906, p.1 c.5.

Moody, William (Colonel)
Died Friday in Saco, 03/18/1822. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.86.

Moody, William Pepperell
(1816-1901) Born in Saco, had store on Main Street, Saco from 1840-1901. Obit BWJ 09/27/1901, p.7 c.1-2.

Moore, Dayton T.
(1856-1921) Born in Manchester, New Hampshire; came to Biddeford in 1879. Businessman also heavily involved in local political, social and civic activities. Former president of the McArthur Library Association. Obit BWJ 09/16/1921, p.8 c.6.

Moore, Jeremiah
Obit BWJ 05/08/1896, p.3 c.6.

Moore, Joshua
(1821-1897) Stone contractor. Father lived “on the plains” – gives route of old road through Greenwood Cemetery. Went to gold fields in 1849, came back in 1853. Sketch in  York County History, p.204-5. Director Biddeford National Bank (1859-1897), trustee for Biddeford Savings (1869-1879). Obit BWJ 12/31/1897, p.7 c.5.

Moore, Joshua E.
Death notice of Joshua E. Moore of Biddeford, aged 77. U & J 06/27/1856, p.3 c.3.

Moore, Samuel
Obit U & J 04/19/1861, p.2 c.6.

Morgan, Ernest H.
Proprietor of Old Corner Book Store, Washington & Main Streets, Biddeford. Born in Connecticut about 1855, came to Biddeford about 1916. Obit BWJ 02/20/1920, p.8 c.6.

Morrill, Samuel J. (Captain)
Of Saco, died aged 71. U & J, 09/29/1854, p.3 c.2.

Morrill, Tristram
Died 09/19/1844 in Biddeford, age 76. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.185.

Morrill, Ernest
See Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.112.

Public grammar and primary school. (See Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools [1901]).

(1893-1954) Pharmacy in Shaw’s Block, Main Street, Biddeford. Family-run by John B. Morin (1893-1904) and Jerome A. Morin (1904-1954).

Two empty antique bottles from Morin Drug Company, Biddeford, Maine, dating from about 1907. Larger bottle says "Morin Drug Co., Biddeford, Me." and smaller bottle says "Dr. King's Pills".
Photography courtesy of Michael Patricks, April 2022.

Morin, John B.
(1858-1945) Druggist. Born in Canada, came to Biddeford in 1870. Opened a grocery store on Alfred Street about 1884, later starting a pharmacy in 1893. Located in Shaw’s Block, Main Street. In 1904 son Jerome A. Morin took over the business. Died at age 87. Obit Biddeford Daily Journal, 10/08/1945, p.2.

Morin, Jerome A.
(1881-1954) Pharmacist. Graduate of Biddeford High School (1902) and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (1904). Mayor of Biddeford 1932-33. Built a seven car garage on Bradbury Street in 1926 (see Biddeford Daily Journal, 06/09/1926, p.16). Obit Biddeford Daily Journal, 04/06/1954, p.2).

Morris, Edward Scammon
(1821-1906) Father of Esetelle M. Tatterson. Died in Pool Road house (old Judge Jordan house). Editor of Daily Standard. Obit BWJ 07/06/1906, p.1 c.4.

Morris, Emily B.
Teacher at Evening School. From Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901). [No photograph]. Served as librarian at McArthur Library (1920-1921), and later at Thornton Academy library (1922-1923). See Photo Collection (Image 1561).

Morse, Calista E.
(1873-1965) Born Calista E. Milliken in Scarborough, married and lived in Saco where she was very active in the community. Obit BDJ 04/21/1965, p.2 c.2.

Morton, Cora E.
Teacher at Birch Street Primary School (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).

Morton, Charles
Obit BWJ 05/02/1879, p.3 c.1.

Moses, Charles
Sketch of life and obit BWJ 10/04/1912, p.6 c.6.

Mosher, Benjamin (Captain)
(1813-1885) Son of Benjamin Mosher of Gorham and Polly Foster Warren of Biddeford. Married Mary Elizabeth Merrill 12/12/1839 (Samuel Merrill diary, p.153), who died in 1907 (BWJ 02/01/1907, p.8 c.7). Capt. Mosher shipwrecked in bark “Warden” off coast of England (Union newspaper, 11/13/1857, p.2 c.5). Obit BWJ 12/18/1885, p.3 c.2. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mosher, Mary
Born Mary Elizabeth Merrill in Biddeford, married Capt. Benjamin Mosher in 1839. Obit of daughter Lila Mosher Bryant (1865-1922) in BJ 06/05/1922, p.3 c.5.

Mosher, Thomas Bird
(1852-1923) Born in Biddeford, attended Biddeford schools but didn’t graduate the high school due to a four-year voyage taken with his father, a Biddeford sea captain. Entered into the publishing business in 1891, added to “Who’s Who in America” as one of the most noted publishers of his day. Fine-press book publisher. First wife Ella Dresser; second wife Annie M. Littlefield. Engagement announced to Annie Littlefield of Saco (BWJ 12/11/1891, p.3 c.1). Marriage announced (BDJ 07/05/1892, p.3). Writes to sister in Biddeford (Mrs. E. L. Cowan) of San Francisco earthquake as felt in San Jose, California (BWJ 05/04/1906, p.7 c.2-3). Died at his home in Portland; obit BWJ 09/07/1923, p.7 c.4. Mosher’s will reported BWJ 09/28/1923, p.1 c.7. Posthumous articles & tributes: BDJ 03/05/1927, p.3 c.3; Portland Telegram 04/09/1933; A. Edward Newton’s This Book Collecting Game (1928).

Biddeford’s first mosque was opened April 5, 1915 by a group of Albanian Muslim immigrants, and is thought by many to be the first mosque in the United States. Their group, the National Muhammadan Religious Society of America (Komisioni I Shoqerise Fetare Mohemedene Shqiptare), was one of several Albanian societies that thrived in the area and around Maine. See the publication Kalendari i Vatrës i motit 1918 / e botój Federata Pan-Shqiptare … at (p.47, 96-98, 172, 188 for Biddeford; p.127-128 for Saco). The location of the mosque is not known for certain, but it is believed that the Pepperell Counting House is the building in which services were held. [See also entries for ALBANIANS and MUSLIMS in this index.]

Pepperell Mills Counting House (Office) – Believed to be location of first mosque. (Postcard BID.MIL.030)

Moulen, Mary
(1834-1914) Born in Ireland as Mary Dore. Family came to Quebec in 1840; she married there and came to Biddeford in 1869. A famous boarding house keeper for 40 years. [Sketch gives excellent detail of early immigrant life] BDJ 12/26/1914, p.8 c.5-6.

Moulton, Herbert F.
Minister of Biddeford Unitarian Church for 15 years, then given to First Unitarian of Sanford. See BDJ: 02/29/1912, p.7 c.1-2; 03/26/1912, p.8 c.4; 01/31/1914, p.3 c.4-5. For general sketches see BWJ 05/26/1905, p.10 c.6 & BDJ 10/08/1906, p.5 c.2.

Munro, C. P. M.
Owner and operator of “The Commercial Company”, a tea, coffee and spice supplier located in the City Building. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.19-20.

Murch, Hiram (Captain)
Died 01/13/1867, aged 66 years 3 months. Wife Sarah died 11/15/1872, aged 73 years 3 months. Both buried in southeast corner of Greenwood Cemetery; no obituaries in the newspaper.

Murch, James (Captain)
Died 09/21/1843, aged 66. Wife Lydia died 05/12/1868, aged 81. Daughter Mary Ann drowned in Saco River 07/04/1814, aged 6 years 8 days. Son James drowned in Saco River 05/10/1829, aged 8 years 8 days. Slate headstones in northwest corner of Greenwood Cemetery; Capt. Murch’s death mentioned in Samuel Merrill diary, p.180.

Murch, John
Of Biddeford, died age 75. U & J 02/07/1851, p.3 c.1.

Murch, William (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. William Murch of Saco, aged 83. U & J 12/14/1855, p.3 c.2.

Murch, William, Junior (Captain)
Death notice of Capt. Murch, Jr. of schooner “Frank”, this port. Died at Aux Cayes, St. Domingo. “Mr. Benson, his mate, had his body preserved and took it to New York with him, to be sent to his family and friends for burial.” U & J 11/23/1853, p.3 c.1.

Murphy, Denis
(1846-1919) Born in Cork, Ireland; came to Biddeford in 1870 when 24. Self-educated Latin & Greek scholar-sketch of career in obit: BWJ 05/30/1919, p.2 c.1.

Murphy Family
Special in-depth family history, appeared in Journal Tribune 100th anniversary issue: see Section B of paper for January 26, 1984.

Murphy, William J. (Private)
Local boy royally entertained in Bideford, England. Biddeford Scrapbook #6, p.29.

Biddeford’s first known Muslim residents were immigrants from Albania who came to work in the Pepperell Mills at the turn of the century (1900-1915), though not all Albanians were Muslim. Albanian Muslim immigrants in Biddeford (and probably Saco as well) formed a religious society (National Muhammadan Religious Society of America) and started Biddeford’s first mosque in 1915 – believed by many to be the first mosque in the United States. There is a special Muslim burial area at Woodlawn Cemetery in Biddeford, in which the stones are facing due east, towards Mecca. Turn of the century newspapers often referred to this community as “Mohammedans”, as well as “Turks” or other generalized and/or incorrect terms. Today Maine is home to a large and growing Muslim community, newest immigrants coming from countries such as Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan to name a few. [See also entries for ALBANIANS and MOSQUE in this index.]

Muttart, Jesse W.
School Committee member (PHOTOGRAPH), from Souvenir of the Biddeford Public Schools (1901).