When the daughter of a respected Rochester family inexplicably disappeared in November 1854, the mysterious incident was reported in the New York Times and newspapers across the country. Four months later the recovery of her lifeless body created a national sensation. Perhaps Rochester’s oldest cold case, the story of Emma Moore opens a window on both the investigation of crime and life in mid-nineteenth-century Rochester.
Dennis Carr is a founding member, past president, and current trustee of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. He is the Senior Tour Guide at Mount Hope, with 2021 marking his 43rd year leading tours of Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis is also on staff at the Edward G. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center, assisting students, researchers, clinical staff, and faculty. He is a life-long scholar of the American cemetery.
A Presentation of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery and the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County