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Four Meet Death In
Automobile Crash A shocking accident occurred Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock
at the South Creek road Pennsylvania railroad underpass near Elmira, which
resulted in the death of FRED H. LOVELAND and
CARL HARTSOCK of Mansfield, ARTHUR JOHNSON of Blossburg and MERTON FREEBORN
of Shinglehouse.(see individual obits beow) Loveland and Johnson
were killed instantly, Freeborn died Sunday morning in St. Joseph's hospital
and Hartsock at 6:10 Sunday evening in the Arnot-Ogden hospital. The following
taken from the Elmira Star-Gazette, gives the best account of the accident
that can be obtained. County police said there were no witnesses and it
is believed there will not be an inquest. The fatality occurred when the
automobile, driven and owned by Johnson, crashed into the abutments of
the underpass at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The victims were employed in the
Mansfield bakery conducted by Loveland's father. They had been in Troy
Saturday night, and left that place for Elmira at 11 p.m. Saturday. Johnson
apparently lost control of the automobile, a sedan, as it proceeded north
down the hill leading to the underpass. The South Creek road runs generally
north and south, but as it goes under the railroad it curves generally
east and west. The underpass is a short distance south of Bulkhead. Police
investigation revealed that the right wheels of the machine left the highway
about 72 feet south of the underpass. Passing under the tracks, it struck
the north abutment with terrific force, the impact sending it crashing
into the south abutment. It then whirled about several times in the highway
and was facing south when found by the police. The machine was a twisted
mass of steel and shattered glass. C. E. Quinn and C. L. Greenough of Troy,
who discovered the wreck, notified county police and directed traffic until
they arrived. Chief Deputy Sheriff William G. Snyder, who lives near Bulkhead
was first notified. After relaying the information to Deputy Robert L.
Camp at the sheriff's office, he left for the scene, and was joined within
a few moments by Mr. Camp. Coroner Charles S. Dale also was called. Johnson
was lying in the center of the highway a short distance from the car when
found. Hartsock, who had been riding with him, in the front seat, was unconscious,
hanging out of the automobile with his head and shoulders touching the
ground. Loveland and Freeborn were in the rear seat, the former clasping
Freeborn in a death grip. Freeborn was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital
in the police car by Deputy Camp because an ambulance was not immediately
available. County police said it was necessary to call an Elmira Heights
ambulance, which removed Hartsock to the Arnot-Ogden hospital, and carried
Johnson's and Loveland's bodies to the morgue. All the victims suffered
severe head injuries in addition to other hurts which could have proved
fatal. Neither Hartsock nor Freeborn regained consciousness before death.
H. LOVELAND Fred H. Loveland was born in Northumberland June
21, 1902. He spent some time in Mill Hall before coming to Mansfield. He
had been attending the Senior High School afternoons to secure credit for
graduating, having left high school before graduating. He was a member
of the Methodist church and taught a class of boys in the Sunday School.
When a substitute teacher took up the work of teaching, Sunday, they found
his lesson fully prepared. Surviving are his widow, Mary Irvin Loveland;
three children, Lorraine, Jane and James; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Loveland, and a sister, Miss Anna Belle Loveland, a student at the Mansfield
College. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home, the Rev.
D. W. Baylis of the Methodist church officiating. Intement was in Cedar
Hill cemetery near Lock Haven.
3 Others Injured As Auto Strikes Bridge Abutment - Mansfield
Girl, Blossburg Boy Instantly Killed - Driver Thought to Have Been Blinded
by Lights of Approaching Car - Victims Thrown from Rear Seat of Coach Mansfield,
Pa. - (Special)- Their car driven into a shapeless wreck against an abutment
of the Canoe Camp bridge, two miles south of this borough, two young people
were instantly killed and three others injured shortly after midnight this
morning. Dead - EVELYN HEINRICH, 17,
of Mansfield. ALFRED MORAN, 21, of
Blossburg Injured - PAULINE MATTISON,
16, Mansfield; ANDREW MAKOVITCH, 21
and MYRON LAWRENCE DRABINSKI, 21, both
of Blossburg. They are in the Blossburg State Hospital. The car driven
by Drabinski, struck the right bridge abutment, sheared off its right side
and slewed completely around. The two victims were riding in the rear seat
of the coach and were thrown from the wreckage. Both suffered broken necks.
Girl Badly Hurt - Miss Mattison received a fractured right arm and head
and body cuts. Makovitch has head lacerations and body bruises. Drabinski,
so far as could be determined, has only minor injuries. The accident occurred
at about 12:15 a.m. The wreck was discovered by an unidentified motorist
who summoned Dr. Hughes G. Meaker of Mansfield to treat the injured. Patrolman
Sterling Sodden of the Mansfield Highway Patrol launched an investigation
with Coroner William F. White of Wellsboro. The bodies of the two victims
were removed to a Mansfield funeral home. The party was en route to Mansfield
to return the Misses Heinrich and Mattison from a Blossburg basketball
game. The car, proceeding north, rammed the right abutment, the driver,
believed to have been blinded by the lights of another car, drew too close
to the right side of the highway. The bridge, over Canoe Camp Creek, is
located at a curve and has been the scene of a number of fatalities. High
School Senior - Miss Heinrich, daughter of Erwin Heinrich of Mansfield,
was a home economics senior in the Mansfield Senior High School. Moran,
a former U. S. soldier, for 10 years had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Laveski. His parents are dead. Today he was to have attended the wedding
of a step-sister, Miss Elizabeth Perkoski, at Scranton. He has a step-brother,
Stanley Perkoski of Blossburg. Miss Mattison is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Mattison of Mansfield and Drabinski is the son of Mrs. Katherine
Drabinski, who owned the car in which the party was riding.
BAHR-July 1, 1931-Helen
Virginia Bahr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Bahr, died in the Binghamton
City hospital, where she had been taken on June 21, suffering from appendicitis
which developed an acute case of peritonitis. Helen was born in Loda, NY,
on April 29, 1913 and was graduated from the Laceyville High School in
June, 1931. She was a very beautiful girl and as lovely in disposition
as in face and form. All who knew her loved her, as was shown by the great
profusion of beautiful flowers and the very large attendance at her funeral,
which was held in the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville on Tuesday,
June 30th. She was conscious to the last and requested that the Rev. Thomas
R. Warnock, whom she had known from childhood should have part in her funeral.
The Rev. Warnock and the Rev. C.M. Keen, pastor of the church, both gave
very touching and appropriate addresses. The Rev. Keen read from Ecc. 12
and II Cor. 5:1-9. Prayer by the Rev. Warnock. By request of the family,
the Rev. Keen spoke from John 3:15, subject, "A life for a look at the
Crucified One." Helen is survived by her parents and three sisters, Amy,
Irene and Phyllis Bahr, and by her fiancée, Francis F. Foote, her
paternal grandparents, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Van Nest Covert,
Mrs. Helen Himrod, her aunt; Halsey Covert, her uncle, several cousins
and a host of sorrowing friends in and about Laceyville. All the bereaved
ones have the sincere sympathy of the whole community. Helen's last words
were that she sent her love to everyone here. Submitted by Patty Shumway
BROWN-June 3, 1931-Dr.
D.W. Brown-Dorse Warren Brown was born at Browntown, near Wyalusing, on
November 27, 1857, one of the five children of Daniel Warren and Catherine
King Brown and was the great grandson of Thomas Brown, one of the earliest
pioneer settlers of Wyalusing township. He was graduated from Buffalo Medical
College in 1881 and was for several years a successful practitioner in
Rochester, NY. On April 17, 1883, he was married to Lucy M. Wentz of Fall
Brook, Pa., and to this union three sons were born: W. Judson, deceased,
1918, D. Warren, and Kenneth W. Failing health caused him to remove to
West Virginia where he remained several years and afterwards he returned
and located near the place of his birth at Browntown. He died June 3 at
Binghamton City hospital. He is survived by his wife, two sons, D. Warren
Brown of Owego, and Kenneth W. Brown of Endicott and seven grandchildren.
One brother, F. M. Brown of Reynoldsville also survives. The funeral which
was largely attended was held from his late home Friday; services were
conducted by Rev. Wallace Goodfellow of Montrose, assisted by Rev. Richard
Wentz, a nephew, of Chemung, NY. The pallbearers were G. R. Howard, Sloan
R. Dibble, R. G. C. Jones, Martin R. Stalford, Charles Campbell, and Harry
E. Gaylord. Interment was in the family plot in the village cemetery. Those
from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Brown of
Reynoldsville, Pa; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brown of Brookville, Pa; Mrs. W.
S. Wentz and Rev. Richard Wentz of Chemung, NY; Mrs. Theo G. Dunn, Scranton;
Gerald O'Neil and Frances O'Neil of Endicott; Mrs. J.B. Donovan of Laceyville
and Louis Brown of State College. Submitted by Patty Shumway firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroke Dies-Mr. Miner Christian, who suffered a stroke on Sunday afternoon
after his house was partially destroyed by fire, died at 10:30 p.m., on
February 26, 1929, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Love, in South
Auburn. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church, in Laceyville,
at 2 p.m. today (Friday) with interment in the Lacey Street cemetery. Submitted
by Patty Shumway email@example.com
CUSTER-April 30, 1930-B.
F. Custer, For 40 Years Resident of Laceyville, Laid at Rest Here Friday-Benjamin
F. Custer, an old and highly respected citizen of Laceyville, but for the
past two and one-half years an inmate of the hospital of the Masonic Home
at Elizabethtown, Pa, was found dead in the hospital on Wednesday, April
30. His death was caused by chronic valvular heart trouble. Mr. Custer,
was born in Stroudsburg, Pa., on Nov. 22, 1851. He came and engaged in
the grocery business on a small scale. His kindly disposition and courteous
manners soon won him many friends and his business increased until he finally
bought a lot on the corner of Main and Bee streets and built a store and
engaged in the sale of general merchandise. His business prospered while
he was able to do the work, but after it had to be managed largely by others,
he met with reverses of fortune. Mr. Custer was a devout member of the
Skinners Eddy M.E. Church for many years, and he was a resident of Laceyville
for about forty years, and he had many friends here. His body was brought
to Laceyville on Thursday afternoon on the Black Diamond express and was
accompanied by Mr. Thompson Bodle, formerly superintendent of schools of
Wyoming county and himself an inmate of the Masonic home. Mr. Bodle is
86 years old. Mr. Custer is survived by one great-grandson, Bennie Hill
of Syracuse and by three sisters, Mrs. J. Frank Houck of Stroudsburg, Mrs.
O.W. Houck of Bangor, and Mrs. Joseph Place of Newark, NJ, one brother,
Mr. Oscar Custer of Detroit, Mich., and several more distant relatives.
Mr. Custer's body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. LaFrance,
where the first service of the funeral was held at 9:30 A.M., last Friday
and prayer was made by the Rev. C. M. Keen. The remains were then taken
to the Skinners Eddy M.E. Church where the Rev. Samuel Truscott, had charge
and preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Overfield cemetery
by the side of his wife, Hannah M. Bush, who died several years ago. Services
at the grave were in charge of the Masonic Lodge of Laceyville of which
Mr. Custer was a member. The many beautiful floral pieces showed the high
esteem in which Mr. Custer was held here. The pall bearers were: Messrs.
J. N. Christian, Samuel Jayne, Olaf Ferris, Clifford G. Pickett, George
Warner, and Austin Comstock, members of the local Masonic Lodge. Those
from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Houck
of Stroudsburg, Mrs. O.W. Houck of Bangor, Mrs. Fred Alleger of Bangor,
Mr. and Mrs. Van Bush of Binghamton, Mr. Sylvester Bush of Meshoppen, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Wycoff of Stroudsburg and many Masons from nearby towns.
Submitted by Patty Shumway firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Dorsey, a well-known
colored man, who has resided here for many years, died from consumption
on Friday night of last week. He had been sick for a long time, and his
death was not unexpected. The funeral was held on Sunday. Waverly Free
Press-March 20, 1886-Stephanie Johnston
Dr. P.H. Flood, ex-mayor
of Elmira, died in that city on Friday morning of last week. He arose that
morning and dressed himself, and was apparently improving when he suddenly
dropped dead. He was one of the oldest and best known physicians in this
section, and was regimental surgeon of the 107th N.Y.V., during the late
war, with which organization he served three years. Waverly Free Press-March
20, 1886-Stephanie Johnston-Stephanie.J@cyber-quest.com.
J. CARL HARTSOCK -
J. Carl Hartsock, 22, was the son of Mrs. and Mrs. J. C. Hartsock of Bellefonte.
He had been employed in the Mansfield bakery for several years. He was
a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two children, Vivian and
Phyllis; his parents, three sisters, Mrs. William Biddle of Troy, Mrs.
howard Slingle of York, and Mrs. John Rumford of Philadelphia, and four
brothers, Fred of Ithaca, Eugene of Mansfield, and Boyd and Jack of Bellefonte.
The funeral was held today at 2 p.m at the home of his parents in Bellfonte.
HOLDREN, Nov. 1929-Mrs.
Amy Squiers, widow of the late Judson Squiers, died at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Wesley Pickett, at Rush, Sunday, Nov. 3, after a short illness
of pneumonia, aged seventy years. She, before her marriage, was Miss Amy
Holdren and was well known as her girlhood home was on Spring Hill. Submitted
by Patty Shumway. email@example.com
Adam Innes, a prominent
citizen of Granville Center, Bradford County, died suddenly on Wednesday
night of last week. Waverly Free Press-March 1886-Stephanie Johnston.
ARTHUR JOHNSON - Arthur
Johnson, 30, who was a native of Morris, had spent several years in Mill
Hall. He came to Mansfield in April to work in the bakery. He is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Blossburg; two sisters,
Miss Edith Johnson of Blossburg and Mrs. Mary Weiskopf of Elkland; three
brothers, Bruce of Blossburg, Willard of Haskell, N. J., and Millard of
Elkland. The funeral will be held at the home of his parents in Blossburg
Thursday at 2 p.m., with interment in the Hartsfield cemetery.
“MAC DOUGALL, Ray
Age 66, of 1237 Cornell Ave., Binghamton, N.Y. Thursday, April 24, 1969
unexpectedly at his home. Friends May call at the Prentice- Olsen Funeral
Home Inc., 55 Main St., Binghamton, N. Y. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral there Saturday at 11 a. m.., the Rev. Leon Bouton, Maple Grove
Cemetery, Horseheads at 1:15 p. m. Survived by wife, Irene; Brothers, George
MacDougall of Penn Yan, N.Y. and Burr MacDougall of Hammondsport, N.Y.;
sisters, Mrs. Verner (Elizabeth) Wise of El- bridge, N. Y., Mrs. Mildred
Upson of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. He was president of MacDougall
Construction Company and for many years was president of MacDougall Equipment
Corp. He was a member of Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church, United
Commercial Travelers, BPOE No. 852, member of Binghamton Count- try Club
and former member of Associated Equipment Distributors.” Submitted by Walt
MAC DOUGALL "AREA
NATIVE DIES; DR. PEALE’S KIN Mrs. Mary MacDougall Peale, 71, a native of
Millport and stepmother of famed minis- ter-author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
died Monday in Pough- keepsie.. Among the survivors is a sis- ter, Mrs.
Hazel Elizabeth Rob bins of Millport and a brother Earl MacDougall of Odessa.
Another stepson, the Rev. Leonard D. Peale, served as pastor at Elmira’s
Centenary Methodist Church from 1952 1954. He now is in Brewster. Robert
C. Peale of Pawling is another stepson. Their father was Dr. Charles Peale,
once superintendent the Hornell District of the Genesee Conference.. He
died in 1959. .......
Mrs. Peale, an ordained min- ter, died at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
She had lived in Pawling the past 11 years and was business manager of
the Foundation for Christian Living She had been director of the Potter
County Children’s Home and pastor of the Mills Metho- dist Church at Mills,
Pa. Mrs. Peale also was a pastor at Pat ter Brook Federated Church at Harrison
Valley, Pa. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale is best known for his book. "The Power
of Positive Thinking." He now resides in Pawling.. He and Leonard Peale
will as- sist at funeral services Thurs- day in Pawling and at grave- side
services at 2 p.m. Saturday in Millport Cemetery, Millport." Submitted
by Walt Sampson.
George Willis MALLORY,
92, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the family home on Grand Central
Avenue, Horseheads. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in
the 38th N. Y. Volunteers. He was a member of the G. A. R. and had passed
his entire life in Chemung County. Mr. Mallory is survived by a daughter,
Mrs. Walter Myers of Horseheads; three sons, Merritt and Willis D. of Elmira;
John H. of Columbus O.; a sister Mrs. Alexander Hummer of Penn Yan; several
grand chidlren. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2
p. m. The Rev. H. E. Malick will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery,
Horseheads. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
Merritt R. MALLORY
of 706 Maple Ave. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Funeral there today at
1:30 p. m., the Rev. John V. Darrow. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
He was a 40 year member of Ivy Lodge, F & AM and the Corning Consistory.
(He died 1956 in Horseheads) Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
Mrs. Adelaide Myers, age 79, of 910 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Monday,
December 26, 1966. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads,
Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral arrangements incomplete.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made
to the First Methodist Church of Horseheads. Survived by daughter, Mrs.
Joseph (Nadine) Ferraioli, Horseheads: son, Stanley MYERS of Columbus,
Ohio; brother, Willis MALLORY of Elmira; five grandchildren; several nieces
and nephews. She was the widow of Walter MYERS and a member of the First
Methodist Church of Horseheads. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
George Stanley MYERS,
age 77, formerly of Horseheads past away on February 4, 1997 in Columbus,
OH after an extended illness. Mr. Myers was a retired railroad conductor
of Con Rail, a Vet of WWII and a 1938 graduate of Horseheads High School.
He was preceeded in death by first wife, Ruth; survived by wife Catherine;
sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas & Carolyn Myers, David & Mary
Meyers, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Berg; 6 grandchildren;
sister, Naidne Myers Ferraioli of Horseheads. He was buried in Green Lawn
Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. Elmira Star-Gazette. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi
Nov. 7, 1929-Mrs. Sara E. Rought, widow of the late Leonard Rought, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Ross, Saturday, November 2, of
apoplexy. Mrs. Rought was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mozer and
was married to Leonard E. Rought. To them were born five children, two
sons and three daughters, as follows, Nellie, who was the wife of Lew Van
Ness and died about twenty-eight years ago, leaving two children, Ralph
and Wilson Van Ness, whom Mrs. Rought also reared, and who now reside in
Binghamton; Frank Rought, who resides at Sugar Run; Milton, who died in
1922; Mrs. Clarence E. Ferguson of Sayre, and Mrs. George Ross of town,
with whom she resided. She leaves to mourn her loss besides the three surviving
children, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Will
Mozer of Lime Hill and an aunt Mrs. Becker of Scranton. Mrs. Rought was
much loved and respected by all who knew her. Her funeral was held at Laceyville
Baptist church, of which she had been a member for forty years, on Tuesday,
Nov. 5, at two o'clock and was largely attended. In Rev. C. M. Keen's absence,
Rev. Samuel Truscott of the Skinners Eddy M.E. Church conducted the funeral
services. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were; Mr. and
Mrs. Mahlon Stark, Buffalo; Mrs Day and Mrs. Viola Ford of Elmira; Mrs.
Anna Byran of Sayre; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Allen and Mr. and Mrs. John Nye
and daughter of Litchfield; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson and Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Rodinski of Wilkes-Barre; Robert Simmons, of Scranton; Mrs. Harold
Wage and Mrs. Perry Getz and Mrs. Sara Becker of Clarks Summit; Mr. and
Mrs. Lou Van Ness and Mrs. Van Ness's mother of Camptown. Submitted by
Patty Shumway. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh Robb, of Milltown,
who was buried in his sand pit last week Friday, by its caving in, died
on Sunday morning without ever regaining consciousness. He leaves a wife
and one daughter. The funeral was held from his late residence on Monday,
the interment being at "The Rest." Waverly Free Press-March 20, 1886-Stephanie
RUNDLE, Mary Louise
Mrs. Louise Mallory, 90, 910 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Friday, Jan.
23, 1948. Survived by sons, Merritt and Willis of Elmira, John of Columbus,
Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Myers of Horseheads; seven grandchildren,
eight great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren. Body is at the
Van Buskirk & Lynch Funeral Home and this evening will be removed to
family home. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
Short Sketch of Dr. Secor, Former Covington Resident -
(By Request) JOHN C. SECOR was born
October 14, 1854, at Monroe, N. Y., a son of Abram and Mahalia Roberts
Secor. When a youth his parents moved to Lake Winola, Pa., where his boyhood
was spent. His early education was obtained from the Keystone Academy,
from which he graduated. He then for two years attended Belleview Medical
College, of New York City, and later completed his medical training at
the Burlington Medical College, one of the big institutions of the East,
graduating in 1885. He was house Physician for the Indigent Home at Scranton,
and from there went to Minnucka, Pa. Later D.r Secor went to Cherry Flats,
in Covington township, where he practiced his profession for four years.
There he met and married Miss Cora Packard, a daughter of the late Albert
Packard, formerly of Mainesburg, their marriage taking place June 7, 1893.
The bride was a niece of the late J. H. Packard; a cousin of Henry and
Clement Packard, Mrs. Harry Coons, Mrs. George Connelly and Mrs. Dean Connelly,
of Covington. In 1897 Dr. and Mrs. Secor removed to Westfield, where the
doctor soon won a good practice, and had the good will and respect of the
community. He was a Democrat in politics, but notwithstanding the overwhelming
Republican majority, was elected county coroner for two terms. He was a
member of the Odd Fellows, which organization had charge of the interment
ceremonies at the funeral. The remains were taken to his old home in Cherry
Flats for interment. Dr. Secor was employed as railroad physician for the
New York Central Railway in the Cowanesque Valley, and was a member of
the Tioga County Medical Society. He was a man of sterling qualities, and
will be greatly missed, not only by the Westfield people, but by many throughout
the county. Submitted by Barb Conrad
SMITH, Nathaniel Armstrong
- Nathaniel Armstrong Smith met death by hanging in the barn Monday morning,
March 27, 1933, aged 77 years. He was up as usual, but told Frank Gee not
to bake cakes for him as he was not feeling well, and went out to do chores.
When he did not return Mr. Gee began to search for him. Fred Cowan came
to get a load of hay and found Mr. Smith hanging. He is survived by one
son, Mark Smith, of Johnsonburg; three brothers, John and Phil Smith, of
this place, and George, of Cherry Flats; and two sisters, Mrs. William
Hutcheson, of Newark, N. Y., and Mrs. Rose Escott, of Elmira. Mr. Smith's
wife died last October, and after her death he passed the winter with his
son in Johnsonburg, and only returned here about a month ago and had settled
on the R. T. Marvin farm below town. Frank Gee also lives there. The funeral
will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m.
James Vargeson, a
man over eighty five years of age, residing at Glen Valley, near Athens,
dropped dead one day last week March 20, 1886. Waverly Free Press-Stephanie
WILSON - PROMINENT
COVINGTON MAN DIES IN BLOSSBURG HOSPITAL WISON, Robert - Robert Wilson,
a well known and prominent farmer of Covington, died in the Blossburg Hospital
on Friday, June 21, at four p.m., aged 76 years. The funeral was held from
his late home Monday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Maltman officiating, and interment
was in the Gray cemetery. Mr. Wilson was born in Blossburg January 12,
1853, the son of Robert and Ellen Sampson Wilson. He was one of a family
of five children, one sister, Nancy, of California, surviving him. He was
the father of five children; Robert, of Mansfield; James and Mrs. Hettie
Wilcox, of Covington; Emma, deceased; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Wilson passed his entire life, with the exception of a few years spent
at Bernice, Sullivan county, and Fall Brook, at the old homestead at Covington.
He was an industrious, frugal, hard-working, honest citizen; a friend to
all, an enemy to none. He was, indeed, "a man that lived by the side of
the road, and was a friend to man." The following from away were in attendance
at the funeral: Mrs. Jessie Wilson, Little Marsh. Mrs. Ross Jones and three
daughters, Marjorie, Janet and Jessie, of Coudersport. Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Griffis and Mrs. and Mrs. Harl Rogers, of Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Nichols,
Lindley. W. H. Cook and daughters, and Mrs. Nellie Powell, of Blossburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sampson, of Middlebury. Submitted by Barb Conrad
WOOD, George GEORGE
WOOD, EX-RAILROADER, MERCHANT, DIES Geroge W. WOOD of 465 South Ave. (Elmira),
railroader and businessman, died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 54.
Mr. WOOD was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years before
his health failed about 12 years ago. He entered the service of the Pennsylvania
in the car shops and later transferred to the train service. He was a conductor
when he went on the inactive list. Mr. WOOD entered business about nine
years ago and since that time had conducted the Athens, Pa., Home Bakery.
For the last three years he had conducted the W. M. Ice Cream Mart at Horseheads.
Known to his friends as "Wash" or "Woody" he was a member of Southern Light
F&AM, 724, of Breesport, Corning Consistory, Cashmere Grotto and the
Brotherhood of Railway Tainmen. Born in the Town of Veteran he always had
lived in Chemung County. He was active in his work until about two weeks
ago. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
WOOD, George W., 54, died at his
home 465 South Ave., at 2:15 p. m. Sunday, May 5, 1940, after a brief illness.
He leaves a sister, Mrs. Harriet Reynolds of Elmira; two nieces, Mrs. Margaret
Lynch of Los Angeles and Mrs. Ruth Carpenter of Elmira; a nephew, Howard
L. REYNOLDS of Elmira and several grand nieces and nephews. The body is
in the Hagerman Funeral Home and this evening will be taken to the home
of Merritt R. MALLORY, 465 South Ave., with whom Mr. WOOD lived during
the last 34 years. The Southern Light Lodge, F&AM, will have a service
Tuesday at 8 p. m. at the home. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p. m.
Wednesday, the Rev. A. H. Ganoung of Athens officiating. Burial will be
in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
WOOTEN-Nov. 3, 1929-Mrs.
Eliza Wooten, widow of Geo. Wooten, died at the home of her son, Olin Wooten,
at Clapper Hill, Sunday, Nov. 3. The funeral was held in Beaver Meadows
cemetery. Mrs. Wooten is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. H. Magee, Edinger
Hill, and Mrs. Harry Pickett of Clapper Hill; four sons, John of Florida,
Thomas of Connecticut, George of Montrose, and Olin of Clapper Hill, with
whom she resided. Submitted by Patty Shumway. email@example.com
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