Patrick Moriarty

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Patrick Moriarty, Jr.
Patrick Moriarty outside his store, at that time known as Moriarty & Geiger Furniture & Carpets
7th Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky
In office
May 6, 1889 – June 5, 1889
Preceded by W. W. Patterson
Succeeded by D. A. Fisher
Personal details
Born January 7, 1851[1]
Lexington, Virginia, United States
Died October 25, 1928(1928-10-25) (aged 77)
Ashland, Kentucky United States
Parents Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Moriarty, Sr.
Residence Ashland, Kentucky United States
Religion Christian

Patrick Moriarty, Jr. (January 7, 1851 – October 25, 1928) was the former mayor of Ashland, Kentucky. He played an early part in the business, religious, civic, and political affairs of the area, and was the founder of Moriarty's, a retail furniture business.


Moriarty was born in 1851 in Virginia to Patrick Moriarty, Sr., and his wife. They moved to Ashland, Kentucky, then known as Poage's Landing, in 1854. At an early age, Moriarty became active in the business, religious, and political affairs of Ashland, serving on the City Council for a number of terms and acting as the seventh mayor of Ashland in 1889. Mr. Moriarty served as Park Commissionaire and was one of the charter members of the first Chamber of Commerce, then known as the Commercial Club of Ashland. He was a lifetime member of the Holy Family Church. Moriarty was engaged in the lumber and contracting business.

In 1905, Patrick Moriarty, with Mr. Will Geiger, established the Moriarty-Geiger Furniture Company, located at 215 - 16th Street in Ashland. The following year Mr. Geiger retired from the business and Mr. Moriarty continued in the business, changing the name to P. Moriarty Furniture Store. In 1910 the business was moved to 1616 Greenup Avenue.

In 1925, Mr. Moriarty's son-in-law became manager, but Mr. Moriarty continued active in the business until his death in 1928.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
  2. ^ A History of Ashland, Kentucky 1786 - 1954