Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Tri-Counties Obituary & Other
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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to me as a James Wilson Scrapbook, but I believe the credit should more
appropriately be given to his second wife, Clarissa Robbins. It is owned
by Louis G. Wheeler. These were typed for Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project
by Ellen L. SMITH Jacobus and scanned by Joyce M. Tice of SRGP. Submitted
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in Troy paper - Austinville
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Shaylor and family, Mr and Mrs Edward Shaylor motored
to Elmira on Sunday to visit Mr. and Mrs Murray Woodward.
Or and Mrs S.B. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs Harmon Woodward and son, Alden,
Miss Cecile Bailey and Russell COWL called on Mrs JamesWilson Sunday.
Mr John Heib and Miss Bertha hood visited in the home of Charles Brown
recently. Mrs. Brown is ill.
On Mar. 29th, there was an attendance at the Union Services in the Baptist
Church, a fine representation of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Eleven
were in full regalia. The leader gave an interesting talk on Klan principles,
ending by presenting the church with a liberal sum of money as a token
of the Order. Rev. Ora Crippen preached a very fitting sermon for the occasion
from Romans: 12.
BAILEY - Born: This
morning, December 8th, to Mr And Mrs William Bailey, of Austinville, in
the S.B. Bailey home on John Street, a daughter, Betty
BAILEY /COWL -Miss
Cecile Gladys Bailey, daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel Bailey, and Russell
J. Cowl, son of Mrs Charles Martin and the late Merton Cowl, were married
in Ulysses, Pa., last Saturday ,…. Mrs Cowl was graduated on Thursday from
Troy HighSchool and Mr Cowl is a member of the class of 1925. She took
a leading part in the operetta "The Windsmill of Holland" and is one of
the most popular members of her class. Mr Cowls has been a member of the
Gazette Register staff for several years. They are on a motor honeymoon,
which will include Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Endicott, N.Y. and will be
at home after their return in the house recently purchased by Mr Cowl on
BARDWELL - James J.
Bardwell son of Mr and Mrs H.H. Bardwell of Troy, Pa. has the distinction
of having been a member of the gun crew of the Standard Oil tanker "Westwego"
which on July 13th last sank a German submarine 200 miles off the French
coast. He enlisted in the navy last January and was sent to Newport, R.
I. for three months training. He then went on the "Prairie" to the inauguration
of President Wilson after which he was assigned to the U.S.S. Pennsylvania
in Cuban waters, where he qualified as first class gun pointer.
Young Bardwell was later transferred to the American liner "Kroonland"
and sailed for Liverpool. Nothing of special interest happened on this
trip and three weeks after his return to New York he made his second trip
across on the "Westwego" when the U boat was encountered.
BARDWELL - The Bardwells had a narrow
escape from being burned out on Monday evening. The fire started in the
garrets but was discovered in time and help summoned by telephone. Mrs
Bardwell while hurrying down stairs to call help fell and hurt her shoulder
badly, but no bones were broken and it is hoped she will rapidly recover.
BARDWELL - JULIA BARDWELL INJURED
WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD AT FASSETT
Miss Julia Bardwell, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Bardwell, sustained
a wrenched back, broken rib and other painful injuries early Saturday morning
when a car driven by Jerry Norcross of Elmira left the road and plunged
into the creek just this side of Fassett. A party of six was returning
to Elmira from the dance at Columbia Cross Roads and the driver was not
accustomed to the road and rain made the visibility very low. Miss Bardwell,
who is a stenographer employed at the Morrow plant in Elmira was taken
to St. Joseph's hospital and expects to be brought this week to her home
here where she will recuperate before returning to her work. Leon Summers
suffered a fractured skull and is in the Arnot-Ogden hospital, Elmira in
very serious condition. Miss Mildred Summers suffered a broken rib. The
other members of the party of six were not seriously injured.
BARDWELL - Alfred G. Bardwell, a
Civil War veteran and a member of John S. Melvin Post No. 141, G.A.R. who
lived in Len LaFoy's rooming house at 12 Congress Street, died sometime
during the night Tuesday and was found dead in his bed Wednesday morning
by Mr LaFoy, who went to his room to see if he was all right as Mr Bardwell
had been complaint of not feeling well on Tuesday. Deputy Coroner H.C.
Heffner was notified of the sudden death. Mr Bardwell was 81 years of age,
died from natural causes. Mr Bardwell resided in Bradford for many years.
For 38 years he lived in the old Pullmc house. He has not been able to
work for some time.
BEARDSLEY - George
Beardsley for many years a farmer died at the family home near Greene's
Landing Monday afternoon. He is survived by two sons, Jay and Carl Beardsley
of Elmira and a daughter, Mrs Lotta Vedder of Minoa. Funeral services will
be held at the home near Greene,s Landing Thursday afternoon at 2 o,clock.
The Rev. c. Wellington Hardy of the Athens Baptist Church will officiate
Burial in Troy, Pa. (04 Mar 1923)
CEASE - Mrs Mary Newell
of South Main street died this morning at o'clock. She is survives by four
sons: E.G. Newell of Lowman; William J. of Elmira I. Newell of Montour
Falls and , Leon E. of Towanda, Pa; two brothers Daniel Cease of Painted
Post and John of Montour Falls; a sister Mrs. Belle Mosher of Elmira. The
remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms and the funeral will
be held at that place Friday at Burial in Woodlawn Cem.
CEASE - Daniel A. Cease died Friday
at Corning after an extended illness. He was the father of Veral Ceace
of Elmira and a half brother of Mrs Judson Mosher of Elmira, The funeral
was held at Riverside Corning Sunday.
CHAMBERLAIN - Mr and
Mrs F.B. Larcom spent last weekend in Burlington and Castle Creek, N.Y.
Mrs Larcom's mother and brother, Mr. F.A. Chamberlain, a successful rancher
of Bakersfield, Calif., who has been visiting relatives and friends in
the East for the first time in nineteen years, went with them. Mr. Chamberlain
took the train at Binghamton and returned by way of New York City and Jacksonville,Fla.
to visit another sister, Mrs Martin Morse.
CLEVELAND - Mrs Nettle
Stickles, wife of Stickles of East Smethport, one of the best known and
most highly respected women of McKean county, died at the family home at
o'clock Saturday, following a long illness primarily due to pneumonia.
Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren church in East Smethport,
Monday at 2 o'clock and interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. Those
left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife, mother , three sons; Merle Stickles
of Scottsdale, Pa; G. L. Stickles of Bradford and Miller Stickles of East
Smethport; two sisters , and one brother; Mrs Charles Patterson of Olean;
Mrs Linda E. Bush, of Manor,Pa. and S.H. Cleveland, of Wellsville, NY.
Four grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Stickles was 67 years of age. She
was united with Jay Stickles at Farmers Valley, Oct. 25,1880, and always
lived near her birthplace. She was a a daughter of Horace and Arabella
Cleveland of Farmers Valley. The bereaved family extend their sincere thanks
to all who offered help and comfort in their hour of sorrow. (about 1926)
HANYEN - Miss M. Louise
Hanyen of Roseville,Pa., a former teacher in School No 4 of Elmira a period
of about 30 years died Thursday at 6 a.m. at Sayre, Pa. after an extended
illness. Miss Hanyen was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Mr and
Mrs Cornelius B. Hanyen . The family resided many years on the southeast
corner of West Church and Walnut Streets and the father conducted the C.D.
grocery house at 117 East Water Street. Many years ago the family removed
to Roseville, Tioga County,Pa. where Mr Hanyen conducted a general store.
He died several years ago. Miss Hanyen was a graduate of the Mansfield,
Pa. State Teachers College and began teaching in the Elmira schools in
1889. Her entire period of teaching in Elmira was confined to School No
4 where she proved a very capable teacher and was highly respected. Miss
resigned as a teacher Jan.1916 and was placed on the teacher pension fund.
She returned to the former home at Rose ville, . where she remained until
after the death of her father. Miss Hanyen As an active member of the First
Methodist Episcopal Church of Elmira where her parents formerly many years
before. She is survived by a sister Mrs Lewis Palmer 50 StJames Street,
Mansfield, Pa. two brother C.B. Hanyen of Wilkes Barre,Pa. and Frederick
C. Hanyen of Scranton, . The funeral will be held at home of Mrs Lewis
M. Palmer, Mansfield, Pa. Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. W.W. Taylor of Daggett,Pa.
will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira about 3 p.m.
Saturday. (01 OCT 1927)
JERALD - William B.
Jerald died last Wenesday evening at his home at Richmond. Death was caused
by apoplexy. Mr Jerald was about years old, and for many years had been
a successful farmer and substantial citizen. He is survived by three daughters,
Mrs Grant Lewis, of Richmond; Mrs Andrew Nelson Mansfield; Mrs Carl McConnell,
Varna, N.Y.; two sons Charles Jerald, of Richmond and George Jerald of
Slate Run, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his
home on Saturday at (11 MAR 1914)
- Mrs Eliza J. Brace died Thursday at 9 p.m. at the family home at Roseville,
Pa., aged seventy-four years. Mrs Brace is survived by daughters, Mrs Grant
Stickler of Mansfield, Pa. Mrs Maude of Pa.?
RUSSELL - Mrs Martha
Loretta Benson died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the family home in Millerton
Pa. aged sixty two years, Mrs Benson is survived by her husband Otis Benson;
four daughters, Mrs Frank Crumb of Wells, Pa.; Mrs Rose Ripley, Mrs Matilda
Pease, and Mrs Joseph Wheeler, all of Elmira; six sons. Elmer, Frank, and
George 0. Benson of Wells, Pa.; Ashford and Homer J. Benson of Rutland,Pa.
Emerson Benson of Catlin 33 grandchildren and six great grandchildren;
a brother, Willis Russell of Wisconsin. The funeral will be held at the
family home at Millerton, Pa. (5 SEP 1925)
SMITH-Mrs. Mary Smith
Brace died at the home of her son. Verne Brace on North Main Street,
May 18, following an illness of three weeks of complication of diseases.
Mrs Brace was the daughter of Jesse and Polly Smith and was born in Richmond
Township February 21,1855. She was united in marriage to Charles Brace
in 1873. Five children There born to them; George of Mansfield; Jessie
of Corning; Bertha (Mrs George Gould) of Mansfield; Laverne of Mansfield
and Hazel (Mrs Ernest Stout) of Eau Gallie, Florida. She has lived her
entire life in Mansfield and vicinity and had many warm friends. She was
a member of the Free Methodist Church at Painter Run and was a devoted
Christian. Only a few minutes before she died she tried to sing her favorite
hymn "Jesus Lover of My Soul" Prayer services were held at the home Saturday
at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Barnes of Elmira, officiating, assisted by Rev. David
J. Griffiths with funeral services at the Painter Run Free Methodist Church
in charge of Rev. Barnes assisted by Rev. Floyd Wright, pastor of the church
and Rev. Phelps of Corning. John Benson sang " Jesus Lover of My Soul"
She is survived by her five children, and twelve grandchildren and several
nephews and nieces.
SMITH - GARRISON Troy,
Aug,18 Miss Mary Ellen Smith, dau. of Mr. and Mrs Dennis Smith of Troy,
and Rex Garrison of Roseville, were married in Towanda Monday. They were
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs Herbert Garrison. The bride is popular in Troy's
younger set, They will make their home in Austinville.
STOUT - Mansfield
Oct 24 Josephus Stout, a resident of this place for many years died at
his home October 14 at the age of 78. He was a veteran of the Civil War
and served as Justice of the Peace at Roseville for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his widow and four children, Lilian Levey of Rutland,
Jonah Stout of Rutland, Leon Stout of Canton, and Joseph Stout of Troy.
Mr Stout was a member of the Rutland Methodist Episcopal Church (14 OCT
VAN NESS - One of
the most deplorable deaths the ADVERTISER, has had to record in a long
time is that of Mrs Lucy Van Ness Smith, who died at 8:3Q Sunday
morning at her home in Extension street following an illness of about ten
days of double pneumonia and pleurisy. Her death. leaves motherless and
fatherless two bright little boys, Rayburn and Anson. The husband and father
died on August 15,1904, as the result of injuries sustained at a barn raising
some time previous. Mrs Smith moved from her farm in Rutland in Rutland
to Mansfield on April 1, last in order that her sons might have the benefit
of the superior educational advantages afforded here She was 50 years old
on Tuesday, February 13. For many years she was a devote and consistent
member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and ever active in all Christian
work. In the home she was a devoted wife and a loving , an indulgent mother.
Besides her sons, she is survived by her parents Mr and Mrs John Van Ness;
three sisters Mrs Seymors Squires, Mrs Judd Seeley, Miss Susie A. VanNess
and one brother, William Van Ness . John Van Ness who died on Monday morning
was a cousin. The funeral was held from the house at l p.m.. Tuesday afternoon
and at 2 o'clock from the M.E. church. The Rev. Theron R. Green officiating.
(18 FEB 1906)
WALTERS - FUNERALS
Orson E. Walters The funeral of Orson E. Walters of Job Corners was held
at 412 Baty street this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in Woodlawn
cemetery. The Rev. C.G. McConnell officiated Orson E. Walters of Jobs Corners
died in Elmira Monday afternoon. He is survived by two sons, Raymond J.
Walters of Lowman and Orson E. Walters Jr. of Elmira; four daughters, Mrs
Walter Arnold, Mrs Thomas Rachford, Mrs Thomas McCauley and Mrs John F.
Lester, all of Elmira; a niece, Miss Ruth Walters of Jobs Corners. The
funeral was held at 413 Baty street Thu Thursday afternoon. Burial in Woodlawn
WATKINS - BAKER -
The marriage of Miss Irene Watkins, daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward E. Watkins,
and Alfred Floyd Baker, of Columbia Cross Roads was solemnized Thursday
afternoon, September 17th, at the home of Rev. H. Bacon of Canton. Mr and
Mrs Baker left immediately for Niagara Falls and Southern Canada. (17 SEP
WATKINS - SELAH WATKINS
DEAD AFTER SHORT ILLNESS: WAS 84 YEARS OF AGE.
Had been failing for sometime confined to bed only one day. Funeral
services will be held Saturday. Selah Watkins one of the oldest and best
known residents of the vicinity, died at his farm h home on the river road
at three o'clock this morning of heart failure, following an illness of
one day. Mr Wilson had been failing the last years but it was only in the
past few days that his condition was considered serious. Mr Watkins had
been identified with the farming industry about Mansfield all his life
and had accumulated considerable property . The funeral services will be
held Saturday. A complete obituary will be published later. (16 SEP 1925)
(WHEELER) -Mrs Adeline
M. Wheeler Blossburg July 20 Mrs Adeline M. Wheeler , aged 95 years, the
oldest member of the Friendless family at Williamsport, died Thursday afternoon
at 1 o,clock after an illness of two days. Mrs Wheeler was born March 23,1829,
near Covington. During her life she saw many changes in modes of travel
and manners of life. She was one of the few people living near here who
saw the first train run through the section and remembered vividly the
Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves by President Lincoln. Mrs
Wheeler's death was due to old age, her condition became serious two days
ago. Two sons, Austin of Williamsport, and Orville, of New York , two grandsons,
one granddaughter and a number of great grandchildren survive her. Funeral
services were held Saturday afternoon with interment in Wildwood cemetery,
WILSON - Cecelia M.
Wilson the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs. S.W. Wilson died at the family
home in the town of Horseheads Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, aged seven
weeks. She is survived by the parents and two brothers Francis and Carlton.
The funeral was held Thursday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. E.J. Yerden of the
Horseheads Methodist Episcopal church, officiated and burial was in Maple
WILSON - The people
of Austinville were greatly saddened by the sudden death of recently of
Edgar Wilson, due to brain trouble. Mr Wilson was a lifelong resident of
that place. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs Samuel
Bailey, and Mrs Will Bailey, both of Austinville,; two sons Samuel Wilson
of Horseheads, N.Y., and Manley Wilson at home, one brother, Frank Wilson
of Austinville and one sister Mrs John VanNess of Mansfield. The funeral
was held from the Austinville church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr Johnson
BAILEY - Edward J. Bailey died Sunday
morning at the home of his daughter, William Curtia, 275 Lincoln Street
, aged sixty-six years. He is survived by the daughter, Mrs Curtis ;four
sons Ralph E. of Dubois, Pa.; Earl H. of Starkey; Abner E. of Athens, Pa.;
and Leland of Halstead, Pa. a sister, Mrs P. Wood of Austinville, pa. The
remains will repose in the Smith & Fudge undertaking rooms until Wednesday
morning when the will be removed to Canton, Pa. The funeral will be held
at Canton, the time to be announced later.
BENNETT, Mary Mariah
-Mrs Mary Rumsey died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs Roland
Shelton 417 West Second street, aged seventy-eight years. She is survived
by the daughter, Mrs Shelton and a son, Ripley Rumsey of Gillett, Pa. Funeral
services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter. Burial
in Alder Run cemetery
CRIPPEN - Mrs Harriet
Crippen Benson died at the family home at Austinville, Pa. Wednesday at
2 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Harry Benson and the father, Fred
Crippen both of Austinville, Pa. The funeral will be held at the Baptist
Church at Austinville, Pa., Friday at 1 p.m. The Committal service will
be held at Woodlawn Chapel, Elmira Friday at 3 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn
|DOTY - Mrs
Cordelia Doty died Tuesday at the home of her daughter Mrs Elmer Van Valkner
on West Hill, aged eighty-nine years. Mrs Doty is survived by two daughters,
Mrs Elmer Van Valkner of West Hill, Elmira, and Mrs Horace Hulslander of
Mansfield, Pa.: six grandchildren and four great grand children. The funeral
will be held Friday at 2 o'clock at the family home on West Hill, the Rev.
C.G. McConnell will officiate . Burial in Woodlawn cemetery
Elk Run Items
Reuben Squires and Mrs. Nettle Smith attended the funeral of their sister,
Mrs J.W. Mc Connell, of Prattsburg, N.Y., last Friday. They were accompanied
by Mrs Squires daughter, Mrs Cora Benson of Austinville.
Mabel McConnell and H. Delos Knapp were married Thursday last, Feb.10,1921,
in Elmira. their friends all wish them a happy and prosperous life.
A sleighload from here attended the meeting at Mainesburg Sunday night.
A number of single sleighs attended, also.
Mr and Mrs Henry Van Horn were in Roseville Monday on business.
Mrs Lynn Willams and daughter Nellie were calling at Wesley Sherman's
Mrs H.H. Hulslander is on the sick list. She is ill of grip.
ELLIOTT - Mrs C. W.
Brown, widow of Dr Brown formerly of Elmira died recently in Washington,
D.C., where the family had resided about 30 years after removing from the
city. The family resided in the residence located on the east adjoining
the Lutheran Church on West Church street The decedent is survived by her
daughter, Catherine, who is Mrs .? J.S. Gaius Brumbaugh of Washington,
D.C. Mrs Brown formerly was Miss Nellie Elliott, a daughter of the late
Dr. Elliott who resided near Wyalusing. She had many friends in Elmira
with whom she was highly respected The funeral was held at Washington,
D.C. where Dr. Brown died about two years ago.
GARRISON - Emma Baxter,
widow of the late Ezra Baxter, suffered a stroke on Wednesday at eleven
o'clock and died at one in the home of Mrs H.S. Leonard where she
had been nursing. She was 63 years old and a native of Granville, a daughter
of Mr and Mrs Lewis Garrison. Following the death of Mr. Baxter several
years ago, Mrs Baxter devoted her time to practical nursing and latterly
made her home with Or and Mrs Smith B.Wilcox. She is survived by one son,
John Ezra Baxter, who lives on the Baxter farm near East Troy. The funeral
will be held on Friday at three o'clock the H.J. Pierce home on High street,
the Rev. Lester Tar. Bumpus officiating, and the remains will be placed
in the receiving vault at Glenwood until interment in Granville.
GILLETT - Nancy,
daughter of Mrs Anna Gillett of Roseville, died yesterday morning, aged
34 years. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:00 P.M.
(HICKOK) Adeline Hickok,
wife of the late Henry Hickok and for many years a resident of Troy township
died in the home of her daughter, Mrs George Peters on East Main street
yesterday morning March 10th. She would have celebrated her 83d birthday
on the 22d of April. She is survived by the daughter with whom she lived
and by three grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 1:30
from the Peters home.
JOHNSON - RECENT INJURIES
FATAL TO PROMINENT TROY MAN.
Troy, Jan.26 Unconscious since Friday, as a result of injurious received
two weeks ago, resulted in the death early this morning of Alfred Johnson,
73, since 1878 engaged in the dray business here and one of the most popular
men in town. Mr Johnson was hurt while loading an engine from the Troy
Engine & Machine Company when the motor slipped and pinned him between
it and his dray. The decedent sustained internal injuries. Mr Johnson was
a son of the late Simon and Eliza Johnson of Columbia township, one of
six children. In 1877 he married Miss Amy Kerrick and they removed here
in the fall of that year, where they have made their home since. Mr Johnson
was a member of the Baptist church and one of the best liked men in town.
He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs John H McClelland and two
sons, Harry of Troy and Charles of Columbia Cross Roads. The funeral will
be held from the home of Mrs McClleland Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock
the Rev. Lester W. Bumpus officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery
JOHNSON - Alfred Johnson affectionately
called "Dad'' by Trojans since fathering the whole town during the typhoid
epidemic of 1912 when he was mayor, died quietly away in his Elmira
street home at 7:30 Tuesday morning, January 26th. Injured by a falling
box on January 11th, his condition was not at first thought serious but
complications arose and for several days his passing has been expected.
Alfred Johnson held a place all his own in Troy hearts. His long residence
here, his remarkably even disposition, his many little acts of thoughtful
kindliness endeared him alike to all ages and classes. His death has brought
profound sorrow to Troy and to Western Bradford County.
Mr Johnson was a native of Bradford county, born to Simon and Eliza
Johnson in Columbia township on February 1,1853. Left an orphan at three,
he lived with his brother Reuben Johnson until his twentieth years . At
that time John A. Parsons was living on Alparon farm in the house that
burned in the fall of 192~. Mr Johnson entered Mr Parson's employ and was
with the Parson family for five years. On September 27,1877, he married
Amy S. Kerrick and to them four children were born: Mary Edna who died
at the of three ; Bessie Louise(Mrs J.H. McClelland; Harry A. and Charles
F. Johnson. Mr and Mrs began housekeeping in the house now owned by Perry
Chamberlain, then a part of the Parsons farm. In 1878 they to the house
now occupied by A.J. Sadler and family and Mr Johnson began his draying
experience with H.M. Spalding. Mr Johnson and Ulysses Nanley bought Mr
Spalding's interest in the dray line in 1882 and the Johnson family moved
to their present home. Mr. Johnson
Murray's bought Murray's holdings and for many years the Johnson drays
have been an important part in the local business fabric. Mr Johnson became
a member of the Baptist church on June 14th, 1874 and was a faithful supported
of this faith until his last illness and death . He is survived by his
widow and children mentioned. There are five grandchildren: William, Esther,
Amy Frances McClelland; Eleanor and Florence Johnson, Largely attended
funeral services were held from the McClelland home on Elmira street at
2:00 on this Thursday. The Rev. Lester W. Bumpus officiating and interment
was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
LOVELL - Mrs C.M.
Robbins, whose maiden name was Phoebe Lovell, died at Griswold, Ia, on
March 3, of heart trouble, after an illness of two years. She was born
in Sullivan township, and had lived many years on the H.S. Rockwell farm,
going to Iowa last August to be near her daughter. Besides her husband
she is survived by one daughter, Mrs Archie Rockwell, of Elliott, Ia. and
two sons, Robert and Calvin at home.
LUDINGTON - Ruptured
appendix is cause of death .
Mrs Bertha Johns of Erin lived only 20 minutes after being received
at the hospital in this city Friday night, a ruptured appendix causing
death. Surgeons were preparing to perform an emergency operation when she
expired. Dr. Tracy Hamilton, city coroner was called and performed a postmortem
operation, finding the cause of death. The body was removed to the family
home for burial.
Troy, Jan.25. Mrs Bertha Johns, wife of Samuel Johns of Erin, and daughter
of Mr. and Mrs John Ludington of Sylvania, died at the St. Joseph hospital,
Elmira, Thursday night, aged 35 years. The funeral was held from her parents,
home in Sylvania Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Claude Shaffer
officiated and burial was in Sylvania cemetery
MASON -Judson H. Mason
died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at the family home in Austinville, Pa.
aged seventy-five years. Mr Mason is survived by his daughter, Mrs Laura
Ameigh of Gillett, Pa. two sons, George and Carl at home; a sister, Mrs
George Strong of Canton, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home
Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Gillett, Pa. cemetery.
MEEKER - SMITH - Eva
M. Meeker, daughter of Mr and Mrs W.E. Meeker, and Harold S. Smith, son
of Mr and Mrs. C. Albert Smith, were married in Binghamton, September 18.
Mr and Mrs Smith will be at home on Canton Street after October first.
MILLER - Mrs Ada Havens
died Sunday at 2:30 a.m. at the family home at Austinville, P.A aged sixty
eight years. She is survived by her husband, Seth Havens, two sons, Austin
and Frank of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. A daughter, Mrs B.B. St of Austinville,
Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home, Wednesday at The Rev.
Ora Crippen will officiate. Burial in the Besley cemetery.2 p.m.
MOSCOW, Louisa - Mrs
Elias Wright died at the family home near Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. of
pneumonia , after a brief illness, March 14th, aged seventy-seven years.
She was born in Germany in 1844 and came to the United States in 1846.
She lived the greater part of her life near Elmira. The decedent is survived
by eleven children, sixty-three grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The eleven children were to see their mother during her illness and were
there together. The children are John H. Storch, Towanda, Pa. John H. Walch,
Hornell; Charles N. Walch, Addison, N.Y.; Mrs Charles Smith, Elkland, Pa.;
Gust Walch, Waverly, N.Y.; Henry Wright, Elmira; Mrs Oscar Tears, Mansfield,
Pa.; Mrs Roy Soper, Sylvania, Pa.; Lonnie Wright, Columbia Cross Roads,
Pa. Louie Wright and Ernest Wright at home. Six sons were the pall bearers
according to her wish. The decedent had a great mother heart and Iotas
"mother" to the whole country side. No woman in the community was more
greatly loved or more sincerely mourned. The family life in the home has
always been very beautiful and the brothers and sisters have always manifested
a tender devotion to each other. The floral tributes were many and very
beautiful showing in part the esteem in which she was held. The Rev. Seymour
Barrett conducted the services and the burial was in the Besley cemetery
at Columbia Cross Roads.
NYE - MISS NYE WINS
HONOR AT GOUCHER COLLEGE (From Baltimore Sun Jan.10)
For the past several weeks Goucher College has been holding a contest
for an original poem dedicate "Danny Brooke," the College year book which
is given each year by the Juniors in honor of the Senior Class. This contest
has been open to all members of the Junior class, in which are enrolled
four hundred girls.
This morning the board voted unanimously in favor of an excellent poem,
"Our Dream Come True,' written by Miss Carolyn Nye.
Miss Nye's home is in Rutland, Pa. Ability and pleasing personality
nave made her One of the most popular members of the class of 1917; and
she well deserves the honor received.
PRESTON - Burt Preston,
aged 49 and for many years the blacksmith at Sylvania died at his 'come
in Addison, N.Y. on Saturday morning, February 13th. The remains were brought
to Sylvania for burial in the cemetery there at three o'clock on Tuesday.
He is survived by a widow and one son Harold of Elmira.
QUEAL - Mrs Melvina
H. Garrison died at the home of her son, Herman Garrison, of Austinville,
Pa. Thursday afternoon at 4:50 o'clock, aged eighty-one years. She is survived
by the following sons: Herman of Austinville, Pa.; Harry, of Mansfield,
Pa. and Burke of Elmira. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock at Job's Corners Church. Burial in Job's Corners cemetery. The
Rev. C.G. McConnell of Centenary M.E. church of Elmira. (1926)
REYNOLDS - The sudden
death of Will Reynolds, a lifelong resident of Rutland, came as a shock
to his many friends. He had been in poor health for some time, but was
about the house as usual on Friday. Shortly after eating supper he complained
about not feeling well and grew worse until eight o'clock when he became
unconscious and died at 10:40 o'clock at the home of his nephew,
Leon Reynolds, where he had been living for the past few months.
William H. Reynolds was the son of Norman J. and Maria Argetsinger Reynolds,
and was born Marchl6,1850. He was united in marriage to Sallie A. Reynolds,
who died in 1918, in the same house where he died, and which had been their
home for many years. It is a historical fact of interest to know this house
is one of the oldest, if not the oldest in Rutland township. A stone taken
from the old fireplace bears the date 1830.
Mr Reynolds was a man who was quiet and unassuming in his ways, and
was a friend to every body. He was a member of the Methodist church of
Elk Run. He is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs Emma Keys, of Troy,
Pa., one sister, Mrs Celia Bronson, two brothers, John and Charlie Reynolds,
The funeral was held at the home of Leon Reynolds and the large attendance
told of the high esteem in which he was held. Rev. Orey Crippen, of the
Roseville Baptist church officiated and spoke from the text, John 16:22
"And ye now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you again and your heart
shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh away from you." John F. Benson
sang "Abide with Me," and "In the Upper Garden," both selections having
been chosen by Mr. Reynolds. Interment was in the Reynolds Cemetery by
the side of his wife. The pallbearers were Messrs. Roy James, Everett Nash,
George Bardwell, Dan Smith, Frank Williams, and B. J. Smith.
ROCKWELL - WALTER
ROCKWELL Well known and respected resident of Troy for many years died
on Saturday, March 27th, in his home on the Canton Road. Death, which occurred
about 11:30 in the morning, due to heart seizure. Or Rockwell was 76 years
old and during his more active career was identified with the lumber business.
He is survived by the widow and one daughter, Mrs Charles Stanton of Troy.
The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday at two and burial Has
in Glenwood cemetery.
SEAMAN, Lydia - Mrs
Charles Sturdevant, a former resident of this boro died rather suddenly
in Syracuse recently. Her body was brought here for burial.
Mrs Lydia Sturdevant died in a Syracuse hospital Tuesday afternoon,
aged sixty four years . She is survived by a son, John Wilson of Syracuse.
The remains were removed to Troy, Pa. where the funeral was held this morning
at 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs Bessie Brownell, the Rev. Charles Shaffer
officiated. Burial was in the Sylvania cemetery. (D. of Elizabeth ROBBINS
and Orrin SEAMAN)
(Spencer) - A telegram
was received in Mansfield Saturday afternoon announcing the death in Miami,
Florida, of Margaret, wife of F. M. Spencer, former residents of Mansfield.
Further information is not available at present. Mrs Spencer will be well
remembered by the older resident of Mansfield as Mr and Mrs Spencer and
daughter Grace lived here for many years in the eighties and the early
nineties. Mrs Spencer has been back in Mansfield for a visit on several
occasions, They also lived in Troy for many years until their removal to
Florida about ten years ago. Mr Spencer had some land in Florida and went
there to try truck farming which he thoroughly enjoyed. The daughter, Grace
went to New York and was a newspaper woman for many years. She married
Winchell Smith, who later became noted as an actor and playwright. His
dramatization of Browsers Millions, and his authorship of The Fortune Hunter
were among the first to show his ability as a playwriter. His successes
this season are Turn to the Right and Three Wise Fools.
Mrs Spencer was a brilliant woman and kept alive on all questions op
the day She was especially interested in young people and watched their
doings with as much pleasure as themselves. She was a communicant of the
The funeral was held from the home in Miami, with burial in White Plains,
SQUIRES, Nettie -Mrs
William H. Smith died Sunday morning, September 27th at 3:30 o'clock at
the family home at Elk Run, aged sixty-two. Mrs Smith. is survived h.y
her husband, William H. Smith; a son Harry Smith; a grandson, Gordon H.
Smith of Elmira. Me funeral was held at the family home Tuesday at 11 a.m.
The Rev. C. L. McConnell of Elmira officiated Burial in the Squires cemetery
(Now called Gray Valley Cemetery)
STRAIT - Mrs Minnie
E. Wolfe died last Friday, September 25th at 10:15 p.m. at the family home
at Austinville, aged fifty-nine years. Mrs Wolfe is survived by her husband,
George E. Wolfe; a son, Lloyd C.; a daughter, Miss Dora M. Wolfe; two grandchildren,
Josephine B. and Lloyd C. Wolfe,: a sister, Mrs Clifford A. Gray of Elmira;
a brother, Floyd I. Strait, of Unionville, N.Y. The funeral was held at
the family home, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. J.B. Herrick of Towanda officiating.
Burial in the Besley cemetery.
TANNER - Mrs Eliza
At her home in Roseville, at 9 p.m. January 7, 1926,occurred the death
of Mrs Eliza Brace, aged 74 years, after a prolonged illness. Born on VanNess
Hill in Rutland, on August 5, 1851, she was the only daughter of George
and Jane Tanner. Two brothers, Joseph and Hannibal, and her parents, have
long since preceded her to the glorious home above. After short periods
of living at Chandlersburg and Roseville, the family moved to the home
of her grandfather, Rev. Amos Mansfield, near the old Rutland Hill Church,
which she joined at the age of 12. She passed a happy year at her aunts
in Syracuse, N.Y. and on her return completed her education and taught
several successful terms of school until on October 23,1873 she became
the wife of Lewis E. Watkins, of Burton Hill. To this union was born a
son, Ross, who, with an adopted sister, Mrs. Maude Stevens of Jackson,
survives her. Joseph's daughter being now Mrs Harry Brace, and Hannibal's
son, Mr Welland J. Tanner. Ten years of happy married life was saddened
at its close by the long illness and death of her husband. All seemed lost,
but with Christian fortitude she gathered up the broken strands of her
life and carried on for her little ones. In 1887 she was married to Nelson
E. Brace, and removed to his farm near Painter Run, where she remained
until 1920, when she went to her son's in Knoxville, where she lived at
the time of her death; Mr Brace having died in 1918. Of his six children,
four survive to revere the memory of "Mother": Mrs Grant Stickler of Painter
Run, Fred Brace, of Springfield; Orville of Mansfield, and Harry, near
Painter Run. By this marriage she acquired 12 nephews and nieces who survive,
and she has 25 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Each of her brothers had a child. (07 JAN 1926)
The twelfth annual reunion of the descendants of Philip and Amanda Tice
was held at Brand Park August 25. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all
those present. At the close of a short business meeting was called and
the following officers were elected. President Frank Doug'.ay Secretary
Mrs Henry Tice Treasurer Elmer Breese
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tice and children, Leah, Lulu,
Grace. Colie, Lewis, Helena, Elva and George; Clyde Smith, Mr. and Mrs
Harry Tice, Bertha, Philip, Earl, and Abbie Tice and Louise Palmer, of
Mainesburg; Mr and Mrs Frank Douughty, Mr and Mrs James Doughty, Jerry
Edwards Mary Harvey and Raymond Wilson of Daggett; Frank Wilson, Philip
Wilson, Louise, Florence and Fanny Tice, Jacob Elston, Mr and Mrs Henry
Tice, Mr and Mrs S.T. Campbell, Georgia and Doris Campbell, and Walter
Breese of Elmira, N.Y.; Mr and Mrs Noble Breese and sons Colie and Elmer;
Mr and Mrs Arthur Balmer and children Glen and Clare of Pine City, N.Y.,
Mr and Mrs Verl Erway, and children, Charlotte, Muriel, Isabelle and Buster
from Pine Valley, N.Y.; Mr and Mrs William Hakes and children, Edith, Carrie
and Georgianne, Mr and Mrs Lynn Wager of Hector, N.Y. Mr and Mrs George
Coates and children, Margaret, Alice, and Edith of Corning, N.Y.
TICKNER, Mary Jane
- Obituary : Mrs James Queal died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter
, Mrs Earl Farren a Horseheads, aged eighty years. Mrs Queal is survived
by three daughters; Mrs W.E. Swartwood, of Mansfield, Pa. Mrs Adelbert
Tears of Gillett, Pa. Mrs Earl Farren of Horseheads, N.Y. three sons; Henry
and Robert of Gillett, Pa. and Willard of Mosherville; a son-in-law, Bert
Congdon, of Fassett, Pa.; brother Willard Tickner of Jobs Corners; a sister-in-law,
Mrs H.B. Tickner of Elmira. The funeral will be held at Gillett, Pa. Friday
at 11 a.m. Burial in Gillett cemetery (30 MAR 1926)
Van VALKNER - The
death of Elmer Van Valkner occurred at his home north of this city in the
town of Elmira, Monday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, one son,
Winfield and one daughter, Mrs Muriel Reinbold, at home. The funeral will
be held Wednesday afternoon, The Rev. Carl McConnell officiating. Burial
Troy, May 13 The funeral of the late Earl A. Welch, supervisor of the roads
in Sullivan township, who dropped dead Saturday noon while working near
Elk Run was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. The Rev.
Mr. Smith officiated. Interment was in the Mainesburg cemetery. The decedent
is survived by his widow and a son, Ronald. (May 1926)
|WHEELER - Mrs. Philena
Squires died Wednesday afternoons at the home of her brother Edward d Wheeler.
At Sylvania, Pa. aged seventy nine years. She is survived by three brothers,
Edward Wheeler. of Sylvania, Pa. Lloyd Wheeler of Mansfield, Pa. and Peter
Wheeler of Morris, Pa. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at
2 o'clock at the home. Burial will be in Squires cemetery The Rev. A.G.
Cameron will officiate. (Now called Gray Valley Cemetery)
WILSON - Mrs Frederick
Mrs Jessie Wilson Watkins died Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the family in
Austinville aged sixty one years. Mrs Watkins is survived by her husband
Frederick, a son, James of Elmira; a grandson Russell W., of Elmira; three
sisters, Mrs John Wolfe of Snedeckervil1e; Mrs Stephen Kenyon Troy; Mrs
G.M. Case of Elmira; a brother Stephen Wilson of Snedekerville. The Funeral
was held at the family home Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. A.G. Cameron officiating.
Burial in the Besley cemetery. (a.k.A. Columbia Valley Cemetery)(1926)
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