Point Mountain, Hancock NY – The Tale of a Crypt

Where the East and West Branch rivers converge in the small town of Hancock NY, lies Point Mountain.  Dr. Lester Ellis Woolsey (1873-1962), the owner of the property, was the longtime Delaware County coroner who had practiced medicine in Hancock since 1901.  A memorial for Dr. Woolsey was built in the 1940’s to house his remains along with several others.  There are over 200 resting places available in the mausoleum.   At one time, around 30 or so bodies were housed, but the mausoleum was never finished.  By the 1970’s, all bodies were removed due to vandals and grave robbers.  Dr. Woolsey is buried at the Old Colonial Mausoleum, Union Dale, Pa.         (1st photo – Author Unknown)