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FRIES-BULLOCK On Wednesday evening,
June 29th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Fries, the parents of the
bride, Miss Blanche Fries and Mr. E. Floyd Bullock, two of Columbia's most
popular young people, were united in marriage. Shortly after 6 o'clock,
the bridal party entered the tastefully decorated parlor, and to the soft
strains of a wedding march, played by Miss Gray of Troy took their places
on an elaborate rug of flowers under a canopy formed of daisy chains, and
in the presence of a goodly company of friends and relatives, were made
man and wife by their pastor, Rev. Alex. G. Cameron. Immediately after
the ceremony, the guests were invited to the dining room, where a choice
collation was served. Young ladies, intimate friends of the bride, awaited
on the company with a sweet graciousness that added to the pleasure of
the occasion. The bride in a spotless white looked as dainty and sweet
as the roses she carried. The presents were numerous and handsome, and
carried with them much love. The happy couple left on the evening train
north, for their new home at Keuka College, where Mr. Bullock has a good
situation as electrician.
GATES - Juliaette,
widow of the late Zopher Cornell of Springfield, PA, died at her home in
that place Wednesday evening, October 14th, aged 79 years and four days.
Mrs. Cornell was born October 10th, 1824, in Delhi, Delaware county, NY,
the child of George and Angeline HOWLAND Gates. She was married to Mr.
Cornell February 28th, 1856. To them were born one son Willis G., who with
his family remain upon the farm. Mr. Cornell died a year ago. The close
of life came painlessly, simply sinking into sleep. She was a kind neighbor,
always ready to assist any who might be in need. She was confined to her
bed but three days, when the summons came that must come to all. Funeral
services at her late home, conducted by Rev. S. Barrett on Friday.
(Gregory) - Mrs. Leander
Gregory, a highly respected lady of Sylvania, died here last Monday after
a painful and lingering illness. She was a sister of the late Mrs. T. F.
McCollum of this place.
STEINMAN - FOUND DEAD
IN THE WOODS The Awful Discovery Made Near This Boro last Saturday
About the first of last January Mr. John Bloom, who resides on a farm
two and one- half miles west of this boro, requiring the services of a
painter, sent to Blossburg for one Edward Steinmann, whom he had previously
employed todo similar work. Steinmannn left home a few days later, in response
to Mr. Bloom's summons, and told his friends that he would probably be
absent some time. Receiving no word from the unfortunate man, Bloom concluded
that he was not coming, and dismissed the matter from his mind. Last Saturday
at the continuing barking of dogs in the edge of the woods near his house
attracted Mr. Bloom's attention and he dispatched his son, William Bloom,
to investigate the cause of his annoyance. The young man was startled and
horrified by finding the body of a man lying in a hollow near the edge
of the timber. He summoned his father, who at once recognized the ghastly
corpse as that of Edward Steinmann, whom he had supposed as alive and well.
Near the body two paint brushes and a half- pint bottle were found, and
in one of the pockets of his coat an account book containing his name and
minutes of business transactions. Mr. Bloom removed the body to his house
and notified Esquire N.A. Elliott, of this place, who empanneled a jury
and held an inquest on Sunday. The jury found that deceased became exhausted
from exposure and tramping through the woods, sat down to rest, became
drowsy and froze to death. This unfortunate man, had no relatives in this
country, his brother having died at Wellsboro some time since. He was German,
about forty-five years old, unmarried, and of somewhat intemperate habits.
The rumor that he was under the influence of liquor when overcome by the
storm is contradicted by his friends and one man who saw him on January
5th a short distance from where the body was found. The remains were interred
in this boro on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hodder officiating.
STILES - Mrs. Ray
Ballard of near Pittsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Weigand and family of Austin,
form a very pleasant house party at Howard Coles'. Reuben Stiles' remains
were brought here from his daughter's home in Austin last Friday. He was
born and reared in this vicinity and always resided here until his wifes'
death a little over a year ago, he then went to live his son Robert in
Elmira and later went to Austin to live with his daughter. He was nearly
85 years old. He died August 14, 1903.The funeral was held in the Baptist
church, Rev. Roberts officiated. A quartet sang three selections very sweetly,
"Beyond the smiling and the weeping", "Lifes' span of fleeting hour", and
"Go thy rest in peace". Mr. Stiles is survived by one son, Robert who lives
in Elmira and one daughter Frances STILES Weigand of Austin and brother
Lucins of Athens.
STRANEY - John STRANEY,
a Bradford county soldier who after seven of years of service in the United
States army during which time he participated in the battle of San Juan
Hill, as well as saw active service in China and the Phillippines, died
in Leadville, Colorado, while on his way home. He was found dead in bed,
death being due undoubtedly to a throat infection which caused strangulation.
Straney had a brilliant war record and notation on his discharge papers
indicated that he was a model soldier. _________________________________
TERRY - Mrs. Minnie
TERRY Strickland, wife of A. B. Strickland, died at Kenyonville, NY, April
22, 1902, aged 22 years and four months, leaving two sons, one to them
two years old and the other 11 days old. Mrs. Strickland was born at Watts
Flatts, NY, on December 25th, 1880, and was adopted by Rev. E. Borroughs
and wife, when she was three years old. Her name was Minnie TERRY. She
was married to Mr. Strickland January 10th, 1900, and settled at once in
the place where she died. She became a member of the Baptist church at
the age of eleven years and proved the genuineness of her profession by
a life of christian devotion and loyalty to the claims of her divine Lord
and Master. She was much beloved by the people among whom she lived and
died. It seems a striking coincidence that she died on the same hour and
minute-12:20. At midnight, just eleven weeks after the death of her mother,
and that her funeral occurred just eleven weeks to the hour, after attending
the funeral of her mother at Burlington, PA, where her father, pastor of
the Baptist church, Rev. Burroughs, has the sympathy of his many friends
in the double bereavement that has unexpectedly befallen him, but he has
the comfort in the assurance that his loss is the gain of those who have
gone before him to the heavenly home.
Sullivan Township residents want to renovate community
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1990
by Gayle Morrow
MAINESBURG--Rural communities like this one do not often
compete for or obtain a slice of the financial pie offered by the state's
Recreation Improvement and Rehabilitation Act (RIRA) grant program, but
that doesn't stop Sullivan Township officials from hoping that they will
be successful in their bid for a $15,000 grant. The grant, which is actually
written for $14, 255.15, will be used to refurbish the community center
here for Sullivan Township, explained Nancy Smith, Sullivan Township secretary.
She said that after the township received information about the grant money
being available, the Park Committee (Annette Smith Memorial Park) got together
and "figured out what we wanted to do and went to work at it." The
community center was built in 1862 and was originally used as a school,
Smith continued. The Grange used it for a while, then sold it to
the township for a dollar. "It makes a nice addition to the rest of the
park," Smith said. The building can seat up to 125 and has kitchen and
bathroom facilities. It is currently used for a variety of purposes,
including voting, auctions, receptions, dinners, and school functions.
"It is used a lot, but is in desperate need of repair or it will not be
available for public use," she added. Smith and the township supervisors
have been working on the grant application for about a month. Mainesburg
resident Kallie Richardson, a professional grant writer, has also donated
her time toward the effort. Work could begin on the building in the spring
if the money is approved, Smith said, and would probably take a year to
complete. Much of the labor will be donated, so the speed of construction
will be determined by the ability of the volunteers to work their "community
center time" in and around their regular jobs. The total cost of the renovation
project which will include new wiring, new windows, floor repair, and ceiling
and roof construction, will cost over $17,000. The difference will
come from community donations. "We' ve had all kinds of support from the
residents," Smith noted, adding that the improvements to the building would
be a big asset to the community. The building has historical value,
she said. People here have memories of attending school there. Anyone
with any special skills that might be useful in the renovation project
is asked to call Smith at (717) 549-7051.
Wellsboro Agitator; August 27, 1889
The barn of Mr. George Squires, in Sullivan township, burned up last
Saturday. The building was full of hay and contained a new mowing machine,
and this property was all lost. The fire is supposed to have started from
the heating of the hay. The loss was about $500, and there was no insurance.
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