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BUCKBEE Frank S. Buckbee died at
the family home in Lawrenceville, Pa., Tuesday, July 5, 1938, after an
extended illness, the result of an automobile accident. He was born in
Lawrenceville Nov. 23, 1869, the son of John and Hannah Beers Buckbee.
He is survived by two sisters, Miss Lydia Buckbee and Mrs. Thomas F. Reep
of Lawrenceville; a brother, R. J. Buckbee of Odesssa; three nieces, Mrs.
Ripley of Sylvania, Mrs. H. Wolf of Troy, Mrs. Clarence Morse of Corning;
two nephews, John Buckbee of corning and Frank Buckbee of Elmira. Funeral
service Thursday at 2 p.m. at the family home. Rev. F. K. Tomlinson of
the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery.
BUCKBEE Mrs. June
Reep, Member of J-L-T School Board, Dies. Lawrenceville, Pa. - Mrs. June
B. Reep of Lawrenceville, a member of the Jackson - Lawrenceville - Tioga
School Board, died Monday at Corning Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas
Reep. Born Oct. 29, 1881 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of John and Hannah
Beers Buckbee, Mrs. Reep was a member of Tioga Chapter, Order of Eastern
Star, and the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. She was principal of the
school here, before the three areas become a jointure. Surviving with her
husband, are a brother, Roy J. Buckbee of Horseheads, N.Y., one niece and
two nephews. The body is at the Scureman Funeral Home in Tioga, where friends
may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and where services will
be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30. The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate,
and burial will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery. An Eastern Star service will
be conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. (The Corning Leader May 22
CASE Harry H. Case,
59 of Corning R.D. 1 died of a heart ailment Wednesday afternoon at Coring
Hospital where he had been confined for the past 12 days. He had been ill
for two years. Son of John and Emma Herrick Case , he was born at Tompkins,
PA., April 10 1880. He married Miss Amy Ballman of Elkland, Pa., at Addison,
June 27, 1897, and in 1904 they moved to Erwin where he operated a farm
until 13 years ago when they moved to a farm in Caton. While he lived in
the Town of Erwin Mr. Case served as deputy sheriff. For a number of years
was a member of the Maccabees at Nelson, Pa., but had not been active in
recent years. His wholehearted geniality made numerous friends. Survivors
are: his wife; two sons, Merrilll C. Case of Louisville, Ky., and Paul
T. Case of Caton; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Eldred at home; six grandchildren,
Marian , Arland, Amy and Betty Case of Catos(sic), Rosalyn and Hellen Eldred
, at home; one sister Mrs. Samuel Lincoln of Wellsboro, Pa. The body was
removed to the Phillips Funeral Home where friends may call and where funeral
services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Roger Alling, rector
of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Lawrenceville,
COBB Arthur F. Cobb
of 118 ½ W. Hudson St., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1961. He was a communicant
of St. Mary's Church and a retired employee of Ingersoll-Rand, Painted
Post. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary L. Cobb; daughters, Mrs. John J. Considine,
Mrs. Maureen Morris; sons, Richard J., Michael T., all of Elmira; Sisters
Mrs. Ruth Willoughby, Mrs. Beulah Price, both of Sodus, N.Y.; brothers,
Harold A. of Elmira, Donald P. of Westfield, Ward E. of McLean, Va.; nine
grandchildren. Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours; today 7 to 9
p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Prayer service there Friday at 8:15
a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Mary's Church. St. Peter and Paul's
CRUXTON Cruxton, Theodore
W. Age 69 of Germania, Pa., Tuesday, October 10, 1972 in the Veteran's
Hospital, Bath, N.Y. Body is at Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, where friends
may call after 2 p.m. on Friday. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev.
Donald Austin. Burial in Germania Cemetery, Germania, Pa. Survived by one
brother, Abraham, Jr.; sister, Mrs. August (Marion) Reinheimer of Corning,
N.Y.; two aunts, Mrs. Frances Finch of Galeton, Pa., Mrs. Edith Lane of
Elmira, N.Y.; one niece; one nephew; several cousins. He was a member of
the Cross Fork Sportsman's Club.
DURFEY Durfey, Clarence
H. Age 86, of RD 1, Odessa, N.Y., Friday, February 2, 1973 in Schuyler
Hospital following a short illness. Friends are invited to call the family
home anytime Saturday. Funeral service at the Heal Funeral Home, Church
St., Odessa, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating. Burial
Laurel Hill Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Donald C. Durfey of Camden,
N.Y., James S. Durfey and Arthur J. Durfey, both of Odessa, N.Y.; seven
grandchildren, Eight Great-Grandchildren. He was a retired farmer.
ELLISON Catlin Center
News By Eva Kimble. When Eva Kimble attended Catlin Center School, a girl
by the name of Grace Ellison spent the last three weeks of school that
year with the Kimble family, while the Ellison family were moving back
over to Pine Valley after a few years stay on the Libbie Smith farm on
the road now called Chambers Road. That property has been taken over by
the State. She married Earl Morseman and their home was around Elkland,
Pa. She was born July 16, 1904 in Catlin Township, the daughter of Fred
and Bessie Strait Ellison and died at the age of 69, on Sunday, October
21, 1973 in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mrs. Morseman's husband died
in 1971. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Bessie Matteson of Elkland, RD1;
four sons, Edison of Osceola, Pa., Earl Jr. of Elkland, RD1, Raymond of
Avoca and Richard of Addison, RD2; four daughters. Mrs. Dorothy Makitra
of Bath, Mrs. Lois Mather of Elkland RD1, Mrs. Betty Lou Bennett of Columbia
Crossroads, Pa.. and Mrs.. Linda Heckert of Greensburg, Pa.; one brother,
Charles Ellison of Addison, RD2; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Haight of
Coudersport, Pa., Mrs. Carrie Neily of Horseheads. Mrs. Cora Brown of Lawrenceville,
Pa., Mrs. Helen Odle of Williamson and Mrs. Dorothy Crans of Woodhull;
23 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral was held in
the H. P Smith Funeral Home in Addison on Wednesday, October 24, 1973 with
the Elkland Free Methodist Church pastor, Harry Dow officiating. Burial
in Elk Creek Cemetery, Woodhull. When the Ellison family lived in Catlin
School District 1, there were Carrie and Cora Ellison too young to attend
school. The sister, Margaret lived with her grandmother, Mrs. Tom Ellison.
He was a brother to Fred Ellison and lived in Pine Valley. Grace had a
brother Tom born here in Catlin and her oldest brother, Walter Ellison
spent a year in Randolph Boys Home when Charles Kimble was attendance officer,
back in 1916. They had to take him there by complaint of teacher and poor
school records of attendance. Walter married in later years and has since
died. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Thursday, November 1, 1973)
FINCH Oldest Nelson
Resident Dies. Charles Augustus Finch, 84, oldest resident of this place,
died Sunday, Mar. 7, 1943, as the result of a fall he suffered four weeks
ago. He was born at Osceola Mar. 16, 1858, educated in the Osceola school
and began farming in 1887, making a specialty of tobacco culture until
1892 when he moved here from the farm and for five years was a livestock
dealer. Nov. 1, 1902, he became a rural mail carrier and retired in 1927.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Nelson IOOF and Alert Grange.
In 1885 he married Miss Susie Warren.
FINCH Rites Thursday
for Rathbone Accident Victim. Addison- Funeral services were held at Mayer
Funeral Home in Addison this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Cora Westcott
of Rathbone, who died Monday night at Corning Hospital from injuries sustained
I an automobile accident Saturday night near Rathbone. The Rev. John V.
Axtell, pastor of Addison Presbyterian Church officiated the burial was
made in Addison Rural Cemetery. According to information Mrs. Westcott
was riding in a car with Mr. and Mrs. James Preston of Rathbone, on their
way home from Addison, When the car skidded, the impact throwing her against
Mrs. Preston who was riding in the back seat with her. She was removed
to Coring Hospital where it was found she suffered internal injuries and
a broken pelvic bone. Deceased was born in Osceola, Pa., April 1 1874,
the daughter of Samuel and Alice Buck Finch. About 40 years ago on July
4 she was united in marriage to James Westcott of Lindley, who was killed
in an auto accident in 1930. They had mad their home in Lindley, Erwin,
Addison, and Rathbone. Mrs. Westcott was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alice Brudick, Corning; Mrs. John
O'Donnell , corning; a son; Fred , Nelson, Pa., one brother, Byron Finch,
Farmington, and nine grandchildren.
FINCH Chester B. Finch
43, of Horseheads R. D. 3, died at a local hospital Monday afternoon, June
29, 1942. He leaves his wife; a son, Chester Jr.; a brother Silas of Galeton;
three sisters, Mrs. Roy Buckbee of Horseheads R. D. 3, Mrs. William Simons
of Millport and Mrs. Floyd Miller of Wellsville. Funeral at the Ballard
Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial at Lawrenceville.
FINCH Oldest Resident
of Tioga Dies at 93 (Jan 22 1943 handwritten on the page) At the age of
93, Mrs. Jane M. Hotchkiss, Tioga's oldest inhabitant, died at her home
on Smith street in Tioga Township Friday morning, after having been in
failing health and blind for several years. She was born March 25, 1849
in Deerfield Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Silas and Betsy Finch.
She was married to Eugene Hotchkiss of Tioga, who died May 25, 1932. Mr.
Hotchkiss resided in Tioga more than 60 years. Mrs. Hotchkiss was a member
of the Presbyterian Church of Osceola. She is survived by one daughter,
Miss Cora M. Hotchkiss of Tioga; one son, Thomas of Big Flats, N. Y.; one
brother, C. A. Finch of Nelson, seven grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews. The funeral will be held at the home on Sunday, January 24,
at 2:30p.m. The Rev. Orey E. Crippen will officiate, and the burial will
be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Tioga.
GARLICK Lodge Notice.
Officers and members of Horseheads Lodge No. 364 F & AM will meet on
Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads to conduct a
memorial service for our late Past Master and Secretary, Eugene H. Garlick.
Signed: Warren Eno, Master.
GARLICK Garlick, Eugene
H. Age 56 of 208 Third St. Horseheads, very unexpectedly, Friday, December
20, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads,
Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the
First United Presbyterian Church, Horseheads, Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Alex
Nemeth officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to make
memorial contributions to either the Chemung Count Chapter of Southern
Tier Heart Association of(sic) the First United Presbyterian church of
Horseheads. Survived by wife, Mrs. Patricia (Spear) Garlick; daughters,
Miss Lee Ann Garlick of Horseheads and Miss Carol Sue Garlick at home;
sons, Eugene H. Garlick, Jr. at home and Gerald L. Garlick, a student at
SUNY at Albany; mother, Mrs. Pearl Garlick of Horseheads; brother, Lewis
Garlick of Bath; one niece and two nephews. Mr. Garlick was District Sales
Manager for the General Crushed Stone Corporation, was a member of the
First United Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and served as a Deacon,
Elder and Trustee. He was a former member of the Zoning Board of Appeals
of the Village of Horseheads and was recently appointed Trustee of the
village; member and past Master of Horseheads Lodge No. 364 F&AM and
has served as secretary since 1958, other Masonic affiliations included
the Royal Arch Chapter RAM, Corning Consistery, and Kalurah Shrine. He
was Executive Secretary of the Home Builders Association of the Finger
Lakes, Veteran of World War II, member of Bently Trumble Post No. 442 of
American Legion; Horseheads Rotary Club; Horseheads Elks Lodge No. 2297
BPOE; secretary of the Horseheads Community Foundation.
JUNKER Former Elmira
Woman Killed in Car Wreck. Miss Abigail A. Junker, 25, Galeton Native,
Dies as Car Overturns-Child Crawls out, Gets Help. Miss Abigail A. Junker
25, until recently employed in Elmira, was Killed and her brother, the
Rev. James Junker of Utica and 6 -year -old Marie McCarthy of Troy, N.
Y. , escaped injury when their car overturned at Central Bridge, N. Y.
northern Schoharie County, at 2 a. m. Saturday. Miss Junker was en route
to Montour Falls to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Barrett J. Black,
formerly of Elmira. The 6-year-old passenger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John J. McCarthy, who left Elmira Oct. 1 to establish a medical accounts
bureau at Troy, crawled from the wreckage and attracted attention of passing
motorists who turned the car back on its wheels, released the Rev. Mr.
Junker and extricated the body of his sister. The Junkers were bringing
the child to Elmira to visit her grandfather, G. A. Tota, proprietor of
the Homestead Tavern, 1804 West Water Street, where Miss Junker had been
employed for more than two years. Miss Junker was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Junker of Galeton and was graduated from the Galeton High School
in 1927. When the McCarthys removed to Troy, she accompanied them, acting
as secretary in their office. Her brother, at the wheel when the car overturned,
is a Free Methodist clergyman. She has a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Swan, who
recently removed from 303 Sylvester Place to Tioga, Pa., and an uncle,
John Black of 604 Falck Street. The car, a coupe, was owned by Miss Yolanda
Tota, a sister of Mrs. McCarthy.
KELLER Mrs. Frances
Finch, 88, of 4 Railroad Ave., Galeton, died Thursday, Jan. 25 1973, suddenly
at her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1884, in Germania the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Keller. She was married to Silas Finch who preceded her
in death 19 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Maynard
of Galeton, RD, Mrs. Harriet Buckbee of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Jane Lane
of Galeton; three sons Albert Finch of Horseheads, N.Y., Joseph Finch of
West Haven Conn.; James Finch of Punxsutawney; six grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the family residence
with the Rev. Donald Austin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial was in West Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Brown Funeral
Home. Among those from out of town attending the funeral of Mrs. Frances
Finch on Sunday, Jan. 28, were Mr. and Mrs. James Finch, daughter of Punxsutawney,
Mr. and Mrs. David Finch of Indiana, Alan Finch of Erie, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Finch, Mr. and Mrs. William Finch of West Haven, Conn., Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Buckbee, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Finch of Horseheads, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. August
Reinheimer, Corning, Mrs. Pauline Morehess of Painted Post, Mrs. Roy Roeski
and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller of Wellsville, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lane
of Coudersport, Mr. and Mrs. Pearson Maynard, Mrs. Vivian Bowers, Mrs.
Sophe Thomke of Germania, Mr. and Mrs. George Penrod, daughter and family,
Mr. and Mrs. William Kingsmill and daughter of Twinsburg, O., Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Lane of Johnstown.
KNAPP Mrs. Lillian
R. Neily, 40 of 548 Westlake St., Horseheads, Tuesday Jan. 25 1949. Survived
by husband, Harry Neily; son, Lee Neily both at home; parents Mr. and Mrs.
Chauncey Knapp; brother, Chester Rudruaff; sisters, Mrs. Violet Osbourne,
Mrs. Sara Howland, all of Horseheads, Mrs. Mildred Martin Martin(sic) of
Las Vegas, Nev; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the family home,
where funeral will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Ford Crippen. Maple
Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
MORSE Lulu Compton,
74 of 235 Decatur St., died Friday, Jan. 8, 1982 at her home. She was born
in Corning April 4, 1907, the daughter of Phineas and Hattie Mapes Morse.
She was a licensed practical nurse, formerly working at Corning Hospital.
She married Robert A. Compton Sept. 19, 1925. Surviving are here husband,
Robert; a son Richard of Corning; daughters, Ruth LaMarche of Camp Hill
Pa. And Barbara Sharp of Corning; seven grandchildren. Friends may call
at Phillips Funeral Home in Corning Sunday 2-4 p.m. Services will be there
Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Pine officiating. Burial will be in
Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.
MORSE Lulu Compton,
74, of 235 Decatur St., died Friday, Jan. 8, 1982 at her home. She was
born in Corning April 4, 1907, the daughter of Phineas and Hattie Mapes
Morse. She was a licensed Practical nurse, formerly working at Corning
Hospital. She married Robert A. Compton Sept. 19 1925. Surviving are her
husband, Robert; a son, Richard of Corning; daughters, Ruth LaMarche of
Camp Hill, Pa. And Barbara Sharp of Corning; seven grand-children. Friends
may call at Phillips Funeral Home in corning Sunday 2-4 p.m. Services will
be there Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Pine officiating. Burial
will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.
MOURHESS Earl R. Mourhess,
Retired 41-Year CGW Worker, Dies (March 16, 1972) Earl R. Mourhess, 68,
of 242 Beartown Rd., Painted Post, a 60-year resident of the Corning area
and a 41-year employe of Corning Glass Works, died Thursday evening at
his home following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 21, 1903, in Eldred, Pa.,
he was the son of William and Lillian Brazee Mourhess. He was married on
June 19 1937 tin Wellsville to Pauline Miller, who survives. Mr. Mourhess
was employed in the Shipping Department at Corning Glass Works' Main Plant
until his retirement three years ago. He compiled 41 years of active and
retired service with the company. He was a member of the First Baptist
church of Painted Post, the Painted Post Odd Fellows Lodge, the YMCA Retired
Men's Club and the Corning Glass Works Production Club. Surviving, in addition
to his widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Emily) Boyer of Elizabethtown,
Pa., and Mrs. John (Carol) Ervay of Painted Post; four brothers, Floyd
Mourhess of Beaver Valley, William Mourhess of Wellsville, and Carlyle
Mourhess and Ralph Mourhess, both of Corning; three sisters, Mrs. Robert
(Ruth) Cook of South Corning, Mrs. Forrest (Doris) Roland of Corning and
Mrs. William (Bernice) Ashbaugh of Addison; six grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the A. W. Beilby and Son Funeral
Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. An
Odd Fellows service will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jack Long,
Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post, will officiate. Burial
will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
NEILY John Neily,
age 72 of Eleanor St. Horseheads, who married Carrie Ellison, a one time
little girl who lived with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ellison near Catlin
Center, died unexpectedly at his home Friday, January 20. His funeral was
held Monday, January 23 from the Barber Funeral Home at 1:00p.m. Burial
in Maple Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years.
Mr. Neily was a retired employee of Swift and Company. Recently Mr. and
Mrs. Neily had operated John and Carrie's grocery store, Horseheads. (by
NEILY Lawrence, Mrs.
Ellen N. Age 67, of Beaver Dams R.D. 2, Friday, November 27, 1970. There
will be no visiting hours. Funeral at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home,
Horseheads at the convenience of the family, the Rev. Eugene Bardwell.
Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make contributions
to the Arthritic Fund in care of the March of Dimes. She is survived by
son, Harry Lawrence of Beaver Dams R.D. 2; daughter, Mrs. Gretchen O'Buckley
of San Salvador, Central America, Mrs. Joan Evans of Horseheads, Mrs. Ruth
Stansfield of Beaver Dams R.D.2; brother, John Neily of Horseheads; 21
grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the
Pine Valley Methodist Church.
PARDA Musician Dead
at 51. Death this morning claimed Walter A. Parda of 130 W. Eighth St.
Elmira Heights, one of the area's best known musicians. Mr. Parda , who
was 51 died following a lengthy illness. He was a former president of Musicians
Local 314. He conducted jazz orchestras and did considerable work as a
music arranger. He specialized on the accordion. Before being taken ill
he was employed by the Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co., Inc. During World War II
he taught a machine shop course in evening school at the Southside High
Chester M. Age 70 of 304 Camden Ave., Victory Heights, Horseheads, N.Y.,
Thursday, Dec. 19 1974 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at
the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Monday 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Gerald F. Wright, Sr. Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Survived
by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Rudrauff; sisters, Mrs. Freeman (Violet) Osborne
of Elmira, Mrs. Jack (Sarah) Howland of Horseheads, Mrs. Mildred McNeil
of Reno, Nevada; cousin, Albert Rudrauff of Horseheads; nieces, Mrs. Lewis
(Shirley) Callear of Horseheads and Mrs. Myron (Lillian) Becraft of Georgia.
Mr. Rudrauff was a retiree after 44 years with the Bendix Plant.
STRAIT Mrs. George
Mattison. Addison - Bessie Mattison, 91 of Elkland, Pa. RD 1, died Sunday
in St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was born June 18, 1886 in the Town
of Veteran, Chemung County, a daughter of Charles and Carrie Brown Strait.
A member of the Freeman Grange, she was married to Charles Ellison, who
died in 1928. In 1944 she married George Mattison who died in 1970. Surviving
are five daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) Haight of Coudersport, Pa.,
Carrie Neily of Horseheads, Mrs. Stanley (Cora) Brown of Lawrenceville,
Pa., Mrs. Basil (Helen) Odle of Williamson, N.Y. and Mrs. John (Dorothy)
Crans of Woodhull; one son, Charles Ellison of Addison RD 2; 31 grandchildren,
76 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call
at the H.P> Smith and Son Funeral Home, Addison, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Harry
Dow will officiate. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery, Town of Woodhull.
(Leader, Corning, N.Y. Monday Feb. 27, 1978)
VANDERHOEF Mrs. Sarah
Finch, 39, 507 Dewitt Ave. Wednesday afternoon, Jun 16 1943, after extended
illness. Survived by daughters, Helen Rochester, Emma, Bath; son, Chester,
sisters, Mrs. Rosie Fox, Mrs. Effie Bruce, Elmira, Mrs. Mabel Willard,
Wellsville, Mrs. Mary Heckart, Canisteo; brothers; Charlie Vanderhoef,
Jasper, Henry Vanderhoef, Belfast; Several nieces and nephews. Body is
at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Funeral there Saturday, 1:30p.m.
Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pa. WEST Mrs. Thomas Reep. Mrs. Marjorie
W. Reep, 68, of Tioga RD 1 died Monday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Hospital following an illness. She was the widow of Thomas Reep, who died
July 8, 1971. She was born Nov. 18, 1902 in Middlebury Township, the daughter
of Bert and Rose Sutton West. She was a member of the Middlebury Baptist
Church, the Tioga Grange and was a past matron of Tioga Chapter 160, Order
of Eastern Star. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Clifford Young of Painted
Post, N.Y. and a nephew, Russell Brown of Tioga RD 1. Friends may call
Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home here where
services will be Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. G. Fay Crossman officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. The OES will conduct memorial
services at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m.
WHITNEY Car Injury
Costs Life of Whitney. Charles Whitney, 31 of Mansfield, an employee of
the Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Aviation at Elmira Heights, died
Monday in the Blossburg hospital of a skull fracture suffered Sunday, Oct.
4. Whitney, an automobile mechanic before taking his post at Elmira Heights,
was under an auto to make repairs when the jack slipped, dropping the heavy
frame on his head. Whitney spent most of his life in Tioga, Pa., where
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whitney, now reside. He married Miss Lettie
Dyke of Mansfield Sept 20, 1938 and for the past three years they have
made their home on Seventh St. in Mansfield. They have a daughter, Shirley,
WHITNEY Charles Whitney,
31 of Seventh St., Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 13 1941 in a Blossburg
hospital of injuries suffered Sunday, Oct. 4, in an accident at Elkland.
He was born Jan. 23, 1910, at St. Mary's Pa., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Whitney of Tioga. He attended the Tioga Public Schools and Methodist Church
there. He married Miss Lettie Dyke of Mansfield Sept. 20, 1938. He was
employed at the Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Aviation at Elmira Heights.
His wife and parents survive, with a daughter, Shirley, 2, at home; four
sisters, Mrs. Delbert Tomlinson of Mansfield, Mrs. William Smith of Horseheads,
Dorothy and Ruth, of Tioga; two brothers, Norman, of the U. S. Army, stationed
in Illinois and Jack of Tioga. The Rev. David Griffiths of the Mansfield
Baptist Church will conduct funeral services at the home in Mansfield Thursday
at 2 p.m. Burial plans undecided.
Other Guest Submissions
Wellsboro Gazette Sept. 17, 1953
BELINGER - MRS. MAUDE HODDER submitted
by Kelly WILCOX Kimball
Blossburg- Mrs. Maude Hodder, wife of Willliam Hodder, died last Friday
evening following a stroke, suffered Thursday when she was visiting at
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Brooks. Born in Charleston township
July 15, 1881, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Alice Winnie Belinger.
A former resident of Arnot, Mrs. Hodder was a member of the Presbyterian
Church. Surviving are her husband; seven daughters, Mrs. Michael Padleski
with whom she resided; Mrs. Gordon Brooks, , Mrs. Bernard Mesuch, all of
Blossburg; Mrs. Harry Huffman and Mrs. Lawrence Stoquert, both of COrning;
Mrs. Ferdie Knapp and Mrs. John Knapp, of Wellsboro; four sons, William,
Clarence and Romain, of Blossburg and Gilbert, of Wellsboro; four sisters,
Mrs. ernest Crannage and Mrs. Joseph Enderson, of Corning, Mrs. Mabel Beilman,
of Emporium; Mrs. Kathryn Bellinger, of Blossburg; two brothers, Harold
Bellinger, of Arnot and George Bellinger of Cleveland, Ohio. Service were
held Monday at the home of Mrs. Padleski, with the Rev. John Hayes officiating.
Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette Sept. 17, 1953
CONFER - MRS. PRISCILLA HEALEY submitted
by Kelly WILCOX Kimball
Mrs. Priscilla Healey, of Lawrenceville, died at the Soldiers and Sailors
Memorial Hospital last Friday atht he age of 59. She was born February
22, 1894 at Linden, the daughter of John and Lena Fulton Confer. She is
survived by her husband, George, of Lawrenceville: two step-sons, Jesse
and Henry, of Lawrenceville, one step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Ripley, of
Lawrenceville; three brothers, Arthur, of Corning and Harry and John; and
three sisters,sisters, Mrs. Margaret Sanford, Wellsboro, R. D. 4, Mrs.
Ruth Cook, of Corning and Mrs. Florence Cole, of Hammond. The funeral was
held Monday, the Rev. Otto Lehman officiating. Burial in Wildwood Cemetery
DEATH OF MAJOR FIELDS
The venerable Major Almarin Fields died at the home for superanuated clergy-men
in Buffalo, at an early hour Saturday morning, aged seventy-six years.
He was one of the most widely known and popular landlords in the state.
He was proprietor of the Dickinson house in Corning for many years, and
also the Rathbun house in Elmira. His last venture was in the Waverly house,
where his wife died. He soon after retired from the hotel business. About
four months ago he was received into the Catholic church and soon after
went to Buffalo, where his last days were spent in the beautiful home receiving
the best of care and comfort. He had been in feeble health for many years
and his death was not unexpected. The remains were brought to Waverly for
burial on Monday. The surviving members of his family are Thomas, of Corning,
Eliakim of New York, Almarin of Siam, Mary C., of Waverly. Mrs. Marial
Humpelly of Owego, and Sister H. Field, of the convent of the Sacred Heart,
Montreal. Submitted by Stephanie Johnston-Stephanie.J@cyber-quest.com Waverly
Free Press-August 29, 1885
SMITH - Sheldon Smith,
of VanEttenville was thrown from a load of tan bark last week Friday, and
the wheels of the wagon passed over his body inflicting injuries from which
he died. Waverly Free Press-October 10, 1885 Submitted by Stephanie Johnston
CHANBERS - Thomas
Chanbers if Ridgebury, Pa., father of Mrs. Daniel MeCarthy and Mrs. Patrick
Grace, of this village, died at his home on Sunday morning last. Waverly
Free Press-October 3, 1885-Submitted by Stephanie Johnston
BUCKLIN - Miss Nellie,
the daughter of Mrs. B.S. Bucklin, who has been in very poor health during
the past two years, suffered from a stroke of paralysis of the brain early
Sunday evening. She soon became unconscious, in which condition she remained
until about eight o'clock Monday evening, when she quietly passed to the
spirit land. She was about eighteen years of age and was highly esteemed
by a large circle of friends who mourn withher mother and two sisters in
their sad bereavement. The funeral was held at the residence at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dr. Murray officiating. Waverly Free Press-Octiber 31, 1885-submitted
by Stephanie Johnston
TUTTLE - Horton Tuttle,
for many years,a resident of West Hill, died in the city of New York, on
Tuesday, from typhoid fever. His remains will be brought to Waverly for
interment, and will arrive on Erie No. 3, Saturday morning and will be
conveyed to the residence of his mother on Lincoln street. The friends
will meet at the house at 10 a.m. , and the funeral will be held from the
Old School Baptist church in East Waverly at 10:30. Mr.Tuttle was born
but a short distance from this village, where he spent his early days and
graduated at the academy here. We never had the pleasure of his acquaintance,
but on all sides we hear him highly spoken of, and deep regrets expressed
at the sad bereavement, which has cast a gloom over a large circle of relatives
and friends. Waverly Free Press-November 7, 1885-submitted by Stephanie
GREENO - KILLED AT
SAYRE Sayre, Pa. Nov.12-Augustus Greeno, an old Erie passenger conductor,
but for the past ten or fifteen years running a coal train on the G.I.&S.
railroad, was instantly killed in the yard at this place about 4 o'clock
this afternoon. He was making up his train, and stood on the track near
a switch, when engine 232 backed up behind him, knocking him down under
the tender and killing him almost instantly. He was about fifty-five yeaars
of age and resided in Owego. He was well respected and his sad end is regretted
by many. The remains were taken to Owego where his family resides. Waverly
Free Press- November 14, 1885-submitted by Stephanie Johnston
BERGSTRESSER - A.
J. Bergstreser, of Shepard's creek, died on Sunday last, aged forty-three
years. He leaves a wife and five children. He was a soldier during the
late war, having enlisted in Company H, 16th New York heavy artillery.
The funeral took place on Monday, under the auspices of Walter C. Hull
Post, 461 G.A.R. Waverly Free Press-Nov. 28, 1885-submitted by Stephanie
DEATH IF ALFRED SWAIN-Alfred
Swain, of Chemung, an honored and respected citizen, died from fever and
quick consumption aat his residence in that village, Sept 28, 1885, after
a brief illness, aged sixty-three years. By his amaible manners and kindness
of heart, he won the love and esteem of all, and at home and abroad, the
same genial manners characterized his life. He was an example of patience,
and during all his sickness he was never heard to murmur or complain, but
bore all with Christian fortitude, and was ready and willing to meet death
when his master called, and he passed peacefully away. He was born and
reared in Chemung, where he spent his life. He leaves a wife, six children,
and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss, but what
is their loss is his eternal gain. The funeral services were held from
the M.E. church, on Wednesday, Sept. 30,at 2:30 p.m. under the auspices
of the E.A.U. Lodge, of which he was a worthy member, Rev. J.A. Roberts
officiating. Waverly Free Press-October 17, 1885-submitted by Stephanie
(Lent) Mrs. Cynthia Lent, wife of Wm. N. Lent, of Lincoln
street, died on Tuesday, aged sixty-nine years. The funeral was held at
two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Waverly Free Press-December 12, 1885-submitted
by Stephanie Johnston
Melvin COLE, aged
about sixteen years, son of Dennis Cole, of Litchfield, accidentally shot
himself while rabbit hunting near Spencer, N.Y., on Wednesday of last week,
and died from his wounds a few hours after receiving them. Waverly Free
Press-Dec. 12, 1885-submitted by Stephanie Johnston
Michail McHALE, of
South Waverly, employed as lamp lighter for the Lehigh Valley railway company,
while trying to jump on a moving train near the wheel foundry, on Saturday
afternoon, fell between the cars, and two coal dumps and a gondola ran
over his legs, mangling the left one terribly below the knee, also injuring
the right one. He was taken to the Packer Hospital at Sayre and died of
his injuries that evening. Waverly Free Press-Dec. 19, 1885-submitted by
STANLEY Mrs. Susan
S. Dunham Death yesterday afternoon of a well known and highly esteemed
woman. Mrs. Susan Stanley Dunham died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Lorinda R. Woolsey,No.213 DeWitt Ave. yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock,
aged seventy-seven years. Mrs. Dunham was well known in this city, being
the widow of the late Jesse Dunham, who lived for so many years in Horseheads.
She removed to this city about a year ago and has since resided with her
daughter on Dewitt ave. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Peters of Michigan and Mrs. Andrew Jackson of Wisconsin. She has also
a number of grandchildren well known here, Clara and Della Woolsey and
Mrs. James Strait, now residing in Elmira, and John Clark of Breesport,
Carl(Carroll) Eaton, who is in Florida;Charles Eaton of Illinois, Mrs.
Charles Peterson of Michigan and Mrs. Rockwell of Eldred, Pa. The funeral
will be announced later. Elmira Advertiser, Thurs. 24 March 1898. submitted
by:Eileen Arndt,Dodgeville,WI firstname.lastname@example.org
BARNES- At Lanesboro,
Pa., Aug 8 1880, Amos Barnes, aged 82 years and 9 months. The subject of
the above notice was born November 7th, 1797, in Litchfield, Conn., being
the youngest son of Oliver Barnes. The brothers of Amos were Abijah, Bela,
Jacob and Salma, and the sisters, Mabel, Olive and Milla. The family came
to Colesville, Broome county, N.Y. in the year 1800 and settled on the
bank of the Susquehanna river just above the present Quaquaga Postoffice.
At that time there were but few sttlers along the valley of the Susquehanna,
the county being an almost unbroken wilderness, so that Oliver Barnes was
known as one of the very early settlers, and of course, Amos Barnes grew
up as it were with the progress of the country, and the events of the early
settlement and the scenes along the beautiful Susquehanna became interwoven
in his memory from an early date to the close of his life. He helped to
clear up the country and erect buildings, and thereby developed a strong
individuality, energy, industry and extraordinary constructiveness, so
that all along his life's pathway are left structures of his handiwork
and his perseverence in the art of constructing and improving which continued
to the close of his life. July 3d, 1823, he married Mary P. Welton, of
Colesville, N.Y., who was born in Plymouth, Litchfield county, Conn. She
died August 10th, 1849, leaving five children, all now living. August 12th,
1850, he married Mariah T. Orcutt, of Binghamton, N.Y., who still survives
him. In the fall of 1843 he moved to Lanesboro, Pa. so that he was comparatively
an old resident of that place. He was at one time connected with the M.E.
Church, but in his later years he was non-sectarian in his religious views.
He was perhaps a little eccentric, a genial and kind neighbor, friend and
parent, conscientious and honest. He fought the fight of life manfully.
For several years he struggled hard with sickness and poverty, but he struggled
on until success seemed to crown his efforts and he amassed some wealth.
His pursuits through life have been varied. A carpenter by trade, yet often
turning his mind and hand to other mechanical pursuits- always devising
and inventing, at one time he was engaged in distilling essentials oils,
and manufacturing essences; this was about 1840. In the year 1850 he and
his oldest son, Simon H. became associated in the manufacturing of castings
and general machinery at Lanesboro, under the name of A.&S.H. Barnes,
and he continued a partner in the business until 1875, when he retired
from that business, since he has been most of the time actively engaged
in building. He for several years suffered from heart disease, which actually
proved fatal.--Susquehanna Journal - Wellsboro Newspaper, Aug 1880 submitted
by KellyWILCOX) Kimball HEARTWOOD5@aol.com
CAMPBELL- At the house
of Mrs. Stuart, in Delmar, September 1, 1880, Miss Aggie Campbell, aged
16 years, 11 months, and 12 days. Wellsboro Newspaper, Aug 1880 submitted
by KellyWILCOX) Kimball HEARTWOOD5@aol.com
KING- In Westfield,
August 11, 1880, Ellen, wife of Mr. Baley King, aged 28 years. Wellsboro
Newspaper, Aug 1880 submitted by KellyWILCOX) Kimball HEARTWOOD5@aol.com
SMITH- In Delmar,
August 14, 1880, of typhoid fever, Mr. Ellis Smith, aged 43 years, 4 months
and 14 days. Wellsboro Newspaper, Aug 1880 submitted by KellyWILCOX) Kimball
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