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The Yard Family Bible

Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman, I am not a family member but I do have the bible. If you were related to this family I would gladly share jpegs from the book.  Feel free to contact me.

Inside cover records in huge lettering

FranK  YarD. His. BooK. (Capitalization is just as he wrote it)


The Bible is a King James Version printed by the American Publishing Company, New York in 1873.  The standard huge variety with the locks on the side, one lock is missing.


There are two long stem dried roses

Some Mississippi River boat paper figurines, a stagecoach complete with people and horses and an old Quarter horse, all are paper cut outs.

A sampler with the name RAY embroidered in PINK with white daisies

The book is book marked with a green silk ribbon to 1 Kings where it is talking about Omri’s wicked reign

The page entitled DEATH has just two entries

Catherine Yard died November 21, 1870

Mary Yard died September 15, 1852

Pinned to this page is the following obituary:

Frank Yard Jr.

Frank J Yard Jr., of Monroe Township died Friday Morning March 29, at the Robert Packer Hospital after a long illness. He was 46 years of age and had resided in Monroe Township for 15 years. The survivors are his parents: Mr. And Mrs. J Frank Yard: his wife the former Lena Flick of Towanda; also two brothers, Arthur and Ray of Towanda township. Funeral services will be held at the home of Ray Yard on Bridge Street Hill Sunday afternoon at 3:30o’clock. Burial will be in Cole Cemetery

When I checked the Cole Cemetery listings on the Tri County site I find that there is a "Mrs. Fred Yard" unnamed, no first name or birth surname. She was buried December 26, 1937.

Now there are two loose clippings, which appear to be the top and bottom halves of an obit with something missing in between

Mr. Chubbuck who has always been a Republican in politics, served one year as deputy register and recorder of deeds in Bradford County, and in 1911 was elected to the office of treasurer. He was the first to hold the four-year term for that office. Besides his Odd Fellows affiliation, which also included the Rebekkah Lodge and Encampments, Mr. Chubbuck was also a member of the Union Grange, Royal Arch Chapter, the Northern Comandery (that is the way it is spelled) of the Knights of Templar and the Scottish Rite bodies in Towanda. He was a Past Eminent Commander of the Knights Templar. His early church connections were with the Methodists and on coming to Towanda he attended the Presbyterian Church. Since the expiration of his term _____ (nothing more)

The next clipping has the following:

Franklin, also live to mourn his loss. Melville E Chubbuck was a citizen of sterling integrity and splendid loyalty. Within the sphere of his choice he served his fellow men faithfully and devotedly. He was clear cut in his convictions and out spoken for what he believed to be right and true. His passing leaves a vacant place not only in his home, but also in the lodge where he was such an earnest and modest worker, and where his long experience and wise counsel had made him a safe leader. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday, January 24, at 3 o’clock. Burial will take place at the Oak Hill Cemetery, where the Odd Fellows will have charge of the service.

When I checked the Oak Hill Cemetery listing I find him right where the obit records his burial:

Melville Eaton Chubbuck Jun.17.1852 - Jan.22.1928

His wife was Stella A Pitcher Jan.20.1854 - Dec.2.1895

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