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MOFFITT, John M., sculptor, born in England in 1837; died in London. England, 15 September, 1887. He was apprenticed when fifteen years of age to a London sculptor, and after serving out his time came to the United States. One of the first orders he received after his arrival was for the execution of the figures that. adorn the eastern entrance to Greenwood cemetery, and represent the four ages of man. He subsequently executed the memorial reredos in Packer memorial church, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania Many of the altars in the principal churches in New York city were designed by him. Among his latest works are the plan for the soldiers' monument in East Rock park, New Haven, Connecticut, and the drum of the Yorktown Revolutionary monument, erected in 1881.
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