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Bradford County PA
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JAMES BALMER - James
Balmer, a life long resident of Fassett, Pa., died at the family home Tuesday
morning at 8:30 o’clock. He was eighty-one years of age. He is survived
by six sons and one daughter: Oliver, at home; W. H. and S. S. Balmer of
Susquehanna, Pa.; Samuel of Elmira, John of Elmira Heights, Fred of Southport
Corners, and Mrs. S. J. Welch of Horseheads. Funeral services will be held
at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial at Gillett, Pa. The
Rev. Seymour Barrett will officiate. (handwritten on article May 18 1926)
BASSETT - MRS. CHAUNCY
HAMM - Mrs. Mertie Bassett Hamm, widow of Chauncey Hamm, late of 100 West
avenue, Elmira died this morning at 7 o’clock at the home of her stepsister,
Mrs. Lewis K. Smith at Waverly.
Mrs. Hamm is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Roselle of Elmira, a sister,
Mrs. Alonzo Smith of Lanesboro, Pa.; a stepsister Mrs. Lewis K. Smith of
Waverly; a brother, Warren Bassett of Olean
A prayer service will be held at the home of Mrs. Lewis K.Smith, 430
Pennsylvania avenue, Waverly, Monday at 10 a.m. The funeral will be held
at 4 p.m. Monday in the Wilson undertaking rooms in Elmira. The Rev. A.
M. Laird will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article
May 8 1926)
DANIEL G. BECKWITH
- Daniel G. Beckwith died this morning at 7 o’clock at the family home
at Pine City after an illness of seven weeks’ duration, aged seventy years.
He is the last member of the late Robert Beckwiths, one of the most prominent
families in the town of Southport. His widow and one son, Charles D. Beckwith
at home survive him. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Attorney H. H.
Rockwell stood by his side on that fatal day when Mr. Beckwith suffered
the loss of his left leg in the battle of Fredericksberg. He was many years
a justice of the peace and town clerk, and was one of the most efficient
justices the town of Southport has ever had. He was counsel and friend
to the poor man. No one was ever turned away from his door without some
assistance. He was six years a clerk in the Elmira post office under the
late C. G. Fairman. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on
article Feb 20 1914)
BIRNEY - Mrs. Maude
Birney Decker, 65, of 507 Perine St., died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday after an
extended illness. She was the daughter of Elizabeth and James Birney of
Athens. Besides her husband, Fred H. Decker, she leaves six brothers, William
Birney of Athens, Mahlon of Montour Falls, Fred of Binghamton, Timothy
of Doty Hill, Pa., Charles of Litchfield, Pa., and Alexander of Sayre;
also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Decker was a member of the Willing
Workers Class of the Fassett Baptist Church, Golden Link Rebecca Lodge,
128, of Elmira, and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA.
The body is at the Page funeral home, Wellsburg. It will be removed to
the family home late this afternoon where the funeral will be held at 2:30
p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Allan Douglas of Gillett. Burial will be in Gillett.
WILLIAM H. BRENNAN
- William H. Brennan 38, died Sunday at the family home in Corning, after
a brief illness. He is survived by his widow, his father, John Brennan
of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Scott of Syracuse and Miss Alice Brennan
of Elmira, a brother John Brennan, jr. of Elmira.
The funeral was held this morning at the St. Vincent de Paul Church
in Corning. Burial was in the St. Mary Church, Corning. (handwritten on
article Sept 11 1927)
LEVI BREWER - Levi
Brewer, of 535 Baty street, died at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, after an
extended illness, aged seventy years. Mr. Brewer is survived by his widow;
two sons E. A. Brewer, of Atlantic City, N.J. and H. S. Brewer of Elmira;
one daughter, Mrs. J. P. Campbell, of Elmira; two brothers, Adelbert of
Breesport, and Joel of Oneida; two sisters, Mrs. William Hunt of Pine City,
and Miss Nettie Brewer of Wapapo, Wash. The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, from the family home. Burial will be in Woodlawn
cemetery. The Rev. M. L. Hallock will officiate. Kindly omit flowers. (handwritten
on article June 14 1926)
(Brown) - MRS. MARY E. BROWN
- The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Brown was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock
in the school house at Christian Hollow. The Rev. John W. Warren of the
South Presbyterian Church of this city officiated. Burial was in the Christian
Hollow cemetery. (handwritten on article Mrs. Dewitt Brown Mar 1911)
BUCHANAN - MRS. GERTRUDE
M. CHAPMAN - Mrs. Gertrude M. Chapman of 301 Broadway, died Saturday morning
at 9 o’clock, aged forty-four years. She is survived by her husband, Arthur
Chapman: three sisters, Mrs. Jane Craig, Miss Pearl Buchanan, Mrs. Cora
Tobey, all of Elmira; two brothers, Benjamin Buchanan, of Rochester; George
Buchanan, of Elmira; her mother, Mrs. Henry Smith, of Millerton, Pa.
The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial
in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article June 19 1926)
MRS. ELSIE CAMPBELL GORNEE
- Mrs. Elsie Campbell Gornee who resided between Bulkhead and Pine City,
died in this city, Sunday noon. She is survived by her husband, Samuel
Gornee, her mother, Mrs. Elsie Campbell, and four small children; also
by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Park, of Christian Hollow, and Mrs. Harry Anderson
of this city. The funeral will be held at the Harrington undertaking rooms,
the date to be announced later. (handwritten on article June 23 1918)
(Comfort) - DIED AT CHRISTIAN
HOLLOW - At her home in Christian Hollow, on Tuesday, occurred the death
of Mrs. Lucy A. Comfort. She was fifty-eight years of age. The obsequies
were held Thursday, Rev. James A. Miller officiating. The interment was
in the family plot on the premises. (handwritten on article Mrs. Geo. Comfort
died Feb. 5, 1901)
GLADYS D. CONKLIN - Gladys
Dorothy, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Conklin, died Saturday
at 8:30 a.m. at the family home, 547 South Main street, aged one week.
The parents and a little brother, Edward Curtis, survive. The funeral was
held at the home at noon today and burial was in the Christian Hollow cemetery.
(handwritten on article Dec 1 1917)
CHARLES CORZETTE -
Charles Corzette died this morning at 3:30 o’clock at the family home,
567 Coburn street, aged seventy-five years. He is survived by his widow,
a daughter, Mrs. Wilson C. Ross, of Elmira and a son Hector L. of New York.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the home, the
Rev. Charles E. Shergur, of North Chemung to officiate. Burial will be
in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article June 13 1913)
(Crowell) MRS. MARIA CROWELL
- Mrs. Maria Crowell died Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. D. B. Collier, at Pine City, aged ninety years. She is survived by
two sons, J. Boardman Crowell of Canton, Pa., and George P. Crowell of
Elmira. Two daughters, Mrs. C. P. Newell of Canton, Pa., and Mrs. Collier
of Pine City; also four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The
funeral will be held in the Pine City Baptist Church Saturday at 11 o’clock,
the Rev. Charles Henry to officiate. Burial in the Pine City cemetery.
(handwritten on article Mar. 21, 1917)
CHARLES DAVIS, FUNERAL
DIRECTOR, DIES FOLLOWING EXTENDED ILLNESS
Charles L. Davis, funeral director, died this morning at the family
home, 302 West Water Street, after an extended illness.
Mr. Davis came to Elmira 21 years ago to take over the S. B. Hubbell
Undertaking establishment which he managed until 15 years ago, when he
went in business for himself. He was assisted by Mrs. Davis and son Donald.
Mr. Davis was a charitable man and was liked by a host of friends.
He was a member of the Ivy Lodge of Masons, P.O.S. of A., Order of the
Red Men and the First Baptist Church.
Besides his widow he is survived by one son Donald C.; one sister,
Mrs. Star Casterline of Owego; one brother Bob of Watkins Glen.
The funeral will be held from the family home Friday at 2 p.m. The
Rev. Delos Abrams will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
(handwritten on article Aug 18 1926)
DECKER - MRS. JULIA
A. CONKLIN - Mrs. Julia A. Conklin, wife of John Conklin, died yesterday
afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at her home in Christian Hollow at the age of
seventy-two years. Death came suddenly, being due to heart failure. She
is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Thomas McNaney and Mrs.
James Suttle, both of Elmira Mrs. Julia Taylor, of Fassetts, Pa., and Mrs.
Herman Stevens, of Bentley Creek, and one son, John Conklin, who lives
at home; also three brothers, William Decker of Fassetts; Benjamin Decker
of this city, and Albert Decker of Michigan. The funeral will be held at
the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. James A. Miller, pastor
of the South Presbyterian church, will be officiating clergyman. The interment
will be in the cemetery at Christian Hollow. Funeral Director W. C. Harrington
has charge of the arrangements. (handwritten on article Feb 14 1901)
JEREMIAH DECKER -
Jeremiah Decker, aged sixty-eight years, died yesterday morning at 7 o’clock
at the residence of Andrew Fitzsimmons on the lower Maple avenue, where
he was employed. Mr. Decker had been engaged in his morning work and returning
to the house he was engaged in brushing his clothes, when he fell to the
ground in an unconscious condition. Friends ran to his assistance, but
life was extinct. Death was due to natural causes. The remains were removed
to the home of Mr. Decker on Caton avenue, the house being located on Mr.
Fitzsimmons’ farm. The decedent had been employed by Mr. Fitzsimmons several
years and was an industrious and steady worker. He had not complained of
any serious ailment and his death was unexpected. Mr. Decker is survived
by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Storms of Big Flats. The funeral
will be held at the home on Caton avenue Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John
W. Warren of the South Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will
be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr. 9 1911)
FROST - MRS. Z.L.
ATWATER - Mrs. Zallomon L. Atwater died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at
the family home, 416 ½ West Fifth street. She is survived by
her husband, a daughter, Eleanor and a son, Henry; her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James A. Frost: three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Andrus and Mrs. Stanley
Kosmicke, and Miss Catherine Frost; two brothers Henry and James Frost.
The remains will be removed to the home of the parents, 521 Elizabeth street,
where the funeral will be held Friday at an hour to be named later. (handwritten
on article July 26, 1917)
Osceola Gilbert died
at the hospital of the State Soldiers’ Home, in Bath, early Saturday morning.
He was a member of the Fiftieth New York Engineers. Mr. Gilbert was well
known, and for several years he was active in democratic politics. During
President Cleveland’s first term he was postmaster of Caton and for several
terms represented the town in the board of supervisors. He was a resident
of the home for the last four years. The body was taken to Caton for interment.
GREEN - MRS. CARRIE
MANWARING - Mrs. Carrie Manwaring, wife of Wesley Manwaring of Big Flats,
died today at 12:05 a.m. at the family home. Besides her husband, she is
survived by six sons, Benjamin of Elmira Heights, Leroy of Elmira, Charles,
Kenneth and George of Big Flats, and Earl of Dansville; three daughters,
Mrs. Maude Reaser of Big Flats, Mrs. Pearl Van Cost of Elmer, N.J., and
Mrs. Alta Hartman of Pontiac, Mich; two brothers, Charles Green of Wellsboro
and Abner Green of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Cortright of Waverly,
Mrs. Jep DeGraw, of Fassett, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Kennedy of Elmira. (handwritten
on article July 24 1930)
(Hamm) - MRS. LORENZO M.
HAMM - Mrs. Lorenzo M. Hamm died this morning at the home of her son, E.
D. Hamm, 213 Connelly avenue. She is survived by five sons, Chauncey and
Bert at home, Alford, John and Edgar Taylor. The funeral will be held at
the home Wednesday at 2 p.m. The burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article Nov 16, 1914)
CHAUNCEY G. HAMM -
Chauncey G. Hamm died this morning at 2:40 o’clock at the family home,
100 West avenue, aged fifty-four years. Mr. Hamm is survived by his widow,
a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Rosell of Elmira and a grandson’ a half brother,
Edward Taylor of Wellsboro, Pa. Mr. Hamm was a member of the Elmira Aerie,
F.O. of Eagles.
The funeral will be held at the family home, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The
Rev. A. M. Laird will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article Mar 8 1926)
EPHRAIM HILL - The
death of Ephraim Hill occurred at his home, on upper West First street,
at 1:30 this morning at the age of seventy-eight years. The deceased had
been ill for the past two years with Bright'’ Disease, which was the cause
of his death. He is survived by his wife and four children, Dr. S. J. Hill,
of Fargo N.D., Mrs. J. A. Gilbert, Mrs. L. F. Smith of Elmira, and S. B.
Hill of Montour Falls. A prayer service will be held at the home of the
daughter, Mrs. Smith, on West First street, Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock,
after which the remains will be taken to Caton, where the funeral will
be held in the Methodist church at 2 o’clock. Rev. F. T. Keeney, of Hedding
Methodist church, will officiate. Funeral Director W. C. Harrington is
in charge of the arrangements.( handwritten on article Jan 16 1902)
FUNERAL OF H. W. HOLDEN
- The funeral of Horace W. Holden will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o’clock at his late home, No. 706 South Broadway. Interment will be in
Woodlawn cemetery. Funeral Director A. S. Campbell has charge of the arrangements.
(handwritten on article died Mar 24 1902)
WAS ASPHYXIATED - An Aged Resident of the City Found Dead
Harrison Holdridge of No. 311 Holdridge
street, met death in a very unexpected manner last night, being asphyxiated
by coal gas. His two sons, Henry and Charles of Fassetts, Pa. had come
to Elmira to visit their father and arriving at the house at about 9 o’clock
found the doors and windows securely fastened. Inquiry of the neighbors
elicited the fact that the father had not been seen yesterday or Sunday.
Becoming alarmed, the men forced open the door and entered the room, which
was suffocating with the odor of coal gas. The form of their father lay
upon the bed unconscious. He was partially dressed and had evidently realized
his danger and made an effort to dress and leave the house but became unconscious
in the attempt.
Dr. Ross G. Loop was quickly summoned, who called in Dr. C. L. Squire,
but their efforts were unavailing and at 9:12 last night, just twelve hours
after his discovery by his sons, Mr. Holdridge died. Not once did he regain
consciousness. He was seventy-six years of age and a well known business
man of former years in this city, having resided here since 1855. He was
one of the firm of Blackman & Holdridge, who in the seventies conducted
a jewelry store on Main street in the store now occupied by M.M. Conklin’s
grocery. He was also engaged in the real estate business, having developed
the Hopkins property on South Broadway and divided it into lots.
Mr. Holdridge is survived by three sons, Charles L. , Henry and Howard
of Fassetts, Pa., and one daughter, Carrie E., of Syracuse. The time of
the funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article Oct 22 1900)
RAYMOND M. HOWE -
Raymond M. Howe, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Howe, of Elmira,
died Tuesday at the family home in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a graduate of
the Elmira public schools, the Elmira Free Academy and Alfred University.
Mr. Howe is survived by his widow and two children in Pittsburgh; an aunt,
Mrs. George Rice and an uncle, Charles J. Howe both of Elmira. The remains
will arrive in Elmira this evening and will be removed to the home of Charles
J. Howe, 456 Maple Avenue, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 o’clock.
Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article April 1924)
HUNT - MRS. FRED H.
SMITH - Mrs. Fred H. Smith, died at the family home, 610 Yale street, today
at 9:30 a.m. after a lingering illness, aged fifty years. Her husband and
a daughter, Luella survive her; also her mother, Mrs. James Hunt, and the
following brothers and sisters, William, Harry, Sarah and Lottie Hunt,
and Mrs. Fred. W. Peck all of this city and Fred Hunt of Goodland, Kan.
The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. and will be private.
Friends are invited to call at the home any time before that hour. Burial
will be in Woodlawn cemetery later. (handwritten on article Apr 10, 1914)
GEORGE F. JELLIFF
- George F. Jelliff died Monday at 7 p.m. at the family home at Breesport;
aged fifty-two years.
Mr. Jelliff is survived by a daughter, Pauline at home; a son, the
Rev. G. J. Jelliff of Great Bend, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Addie Burnham
of Bentley Creek; Mrs. C. B. Lucas of Houghton; Mrs. Annis Boydon of Mansfield,
Pa.; Mrs. Rose Van Druss of Tioga, Pa. The funeral will be held at the
Baptist church at Breesport Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial in the Breesport
cemetery. (handwritten on article June 14 1926)
LEONARD - Judd Leonard,
aged fifty-two years, a farm hand, who was employed on the Elmira W. L.
& R. R. Company’s farm near the upper reservoir west of Carr’s Corners,
was found dead in a vacant room on the second floor over the saloon at
422 East Water street, formerly occupied by John Bernas. The man had been
around the streets yesterday and was last seen alive near the saloon last
night about 6:30 o’clock. He was seen to enter the stairway leading to
the second floor and the building and about 8:30 o’clock a noise was heard
in the room but no investigation was made. There was no furniture in the
room and the man had laid down on an old mattress.
This morning about 7 o’clock the lifeless remains were found in the
room. Coroner Dann was called and after investigating the case and securing
a report of the man’s actions in the city Saturday night and yesterday,
he decided death was due to natural causes. The remains were removed to
the Davis undertaking rooms.
The decedent is survived by a son Judson Leonard of Ithaca; a daughter,
Mrs. Ada Lee of this city and three brothers, Enos and John of Breesport
and Benjamin of Millport. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
at the Davis undertaking rooms. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article November 14 1910)
James Lee Liddy, 8
months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Liddy of Elmira, R. D. 1., died Sunday
morning, Apr. 7, 1940, after a brief illness. He leaves his parents, his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Liddy of Chemung and Mr. and Mrs. Murray
Watts of West Hill; a great grandmother, Mrs. John Gardner of Chemung.
The body is in the Holly funeral home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday
at 2 p.m. The Rev. L. Ernest Otter will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn
MACUMBER - PASSED
INTO SLEEP - Death of Mrs. John McNaney Early This Morning
After an illness reaching over four years, Mary Helen Macumber, wife
of Mr. John McNaney, passed into rest about 4 o’clock this morning. For
the past four weeks she had been confined entirely to her bed from the
ravages of cancer. Early in April the family moved from Erie street where
they had lived for many years, to the comfortable house at 906 Pennsylvania
avenue where the late Judd Griswold formerly resided, near the city line
in the town of Southport. This change was made in order to furnish the
invalid a quiet place with plenty of fresh air, and at this retreat she
died this morning. Mrs. McNaney was born in a house not now standing, on
Maple avenue, near the driving park, about fifty years ago, her father
being David Macumber, who now lives at a very advanced age with a son in
Iowa. Her marriage to Mr. McNaney took place July 4th 1865, and from that
union there survives seven sons and daughters, all of them respected and
valued members of the communities in which they reside. The funeral will
take place Monday afternoon at half past two o’clock, from the house on
Pennsylvania Avenue, and the interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Rev.
T. K. Beecher will officiate. F. E. Smith, of Silsbee’s has charge.
When the writer this forenoon asked Mr. McNaney if his wife had any
church connection he said she had not, but she admired the teachings of
that good pastor, Mr. T. K. Beecher, and he added, “if there ever was a
good woman she was one. Her one ambition seemed to be the care, comfort
and welfare of her family, and we all loved her because she was so good
and patient; and during all our married life of nearly thirty-five years
there never has been an angry word, and yet her household ran along smoothly
and without friction.”
When one who can no longer speak for herself has so lived her life
as to merit such eulogy as this, then can we truthfully know that it is
not of necessity the church connection which makes the only Christ-like
ones; for love and charity and devotion to duty will surely bring their
reward. Epitaphs eloquent of grand achievements or eulogies of faithful
and successful endeavor are every day brought to public attention;but what
greater for glory or sweeter in sentiment can be written or spoken when
all is over than the simple words “she was so good.”(handwritten on article
may 27 1899)
WILLIAM MANCE - William
Mance of 212 West Tenth Street, Elmira Heights, a pensioner of the Lackawanna
Railroad, after 28 years’ service, died Tuesday at 10 p.m. in Scranton,
Pa., after two weeks’ illness. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Ella Mance;
a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Decker of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held in the family home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev.
Grant Chambers of the Northside Baptist Church will officiate. Burial in
Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Nov. 25, 1930)
McCARICK - MRS. NANCY
SICKLES - Mrs. Nancy Sickles died last evening at 6:30 o’clock at the home
of her son, Price Sickles at Pine City, aged ninety years. She is survived
by two sons, Price Sickles of Pine City and George Sickles of Elmira; a
sister, Mrs. Anna T. Gurnett of Elmira; also two brothers, George McCarrick
of Elmira and Jackson McCarrick of Caton Center, N.Y. The funeral will
be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Pine City Baptist church, the Rev. I.
P. Ripley to officiate. Burial will be in the Pine City cemetery. (handwritten
on article June 24, 1914)
M’Naney George, Thursday
at home, No. 958 Oak street, aged forty years. Funeral at 2:30 yesterday
afternoon at the Christian Hollow school house. Interment at Christian
SAMUEL J. M’WHORTER
- Samuel McWhorter died this morning at 3:30 o’clock at the family home,
406 Roe avenue aged sixty-one years. He was a native of Webb Mills, where
he had resided the greater part of his life except for his residence a
few years past in this city.
The decedent is survived by his widow, two daughters, Miss Edna McWhorter
at home and Mrs. Arthur Heller of Newark, N.Y.; two sons, Melvin M. of
Elmira and David of Portsmouth, Va.; his aged father David McWhorter of
Webb Mills; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pellett of Webb Mills; Mrs. James
Cadoo of Elmira and the Misses Nellie and Minnie McWhorter of Webb Mills;
two grandchildren, Bernard and Chester McWhorter.
The funeral will be held at the home, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Mr.
Henry of Pine City, to officiate. Burial in the Webb Mills cemetery. (handwritten
on article Apr 28 1916)
HARRY B. MERRIAM -
Harry B. Merriam, a resident of 116 Smith Street, died Monday afternoon
at Hickory Corners, Pa., aged thirty-two years. He is survived by his widow,
three children, Beatrice, Lester and Lenora, his parents Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Merriam of Wellsburg, four sisters, Mrs. George Bowen of Pine City;
Mrs. B. C. Aher of Wellsburg; Mrs. Charles Campbell and Mrs. Arthur Andrews
of Elmira; a brother Fletcher Merriam of Elmira. The remains will arrive
in Elmira tonight over the Northern Central Railroad at 10 o’clock and
will be removed to the family home. The funeral arrangements will be announced
later. (handwritten on article June 29 1914)
CHARLES M. MILLER
Charles M. Miller 55, of 218 West Henry Street, died this morning at 7
o’clock, after an extended illness. He is survived by his mother, a brother
and eight sisters.
The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 4 p.m., the Rev.
H. E. Hubbard to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience
of the family. Kindly omit flowers. (handwritten on article Mar 24 1928)
ERVIN MILLER - Ervin
Miller died Tuesday afternoon at the family home at 73 Pennsylvania avenue,
aged fifty-five years. Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Earl;
a sister, Mrs. Susan Kelley of Dundee; three brothers, Jacob of this city,
Clark of Dresden, and Washington of Barrington. The funeral will be held
Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Wilson undertaking parlors. Burial at Millerton
cemetery ( handwritten on article May 1, 1917)
WILLIS H. MILLER -
Willis H. Miller of Millerton, formerly of Elmira, died at the family home,
Sunday afternoon aged eighty years. The decedent was one of the best known
residents of that section, having spent the greater portion of his life
there. He resided on Broadway, Elmira, several years and returned to Millerton
several years ago.
The decedent is survived by two sons, J. W. Miller of Millerton, Pa.,
and Mortimer E. Miller of Williamsport, Pa., formerly of Elmira, a daughter,
Eleanor E. Miller of New York City. The funeral will be held at the family
home, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.
RECENTLY FROM SPENCER - The death of Edmund Miller
occurred at No. 311 Tuttle avenue, Friday evening, due to nervous prostration.
Mr. Miller was forty-eight years of age, and is survived by a widow, two
sons, Arthur and Burt; one daughter, Mrs. J. D. Wheeler; three sisters,
Mrs. Stephen E. Weaver and Mrs. Frank Breese, of Elmira, and Mrs. Chauncey
Hamm, of Tioga, Pa., and two brothers, Jacob, of Pine City, and Nelson,
of Corning. He resided at Spencer for several years, coming to Elmira about
six months ago. He was a member of the Spencer Baptist church, and Owasso
lodge, No. 697, I.O.O.F., of the village. The funeral will be held from
the house tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Rev. Dr. Keppel officiating.
Burial in Woodlawn. Funeral Director Harrington is in charge of the arrangements.
(handwritten on article Jan 9 1901)
WILLIAM MOGRIDGE -
William Mogridge died Saturday afternoon, aged twenty-four years. He is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Nina Millspaugh Mogridge, and an infant son,
Howard; also by two sisters, Mrs. Howard Holdridge of Fassett, Pa., and
Mrs. Lillian Patterson of Elmira. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3
p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Patterson, 751 East Water Street.
The Rev. H. B. Reddick will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
Mrs. Mogridge , widow of the decedent, and Mrs. Lillian Patterson,
his sister, are both very ill at the Arnot-Ogden hospital. (handwritten
on article Apr. 1, 1911)
(Monell) MRS. ARBID C. MONELL
- Mrs. Arbid C. Monnell, formerly of this city, died Friday at 5:15 p.m.
in Birmingham, Ala. (handwritten on article Mar 19 1926)
RICHARD J. NICHOLS
- Richard J. Nichols, of East Hill, died Tuesday and was laid at rest in
Woodlawn Thursday afternoon. Deceased was fifty-nine years old, and is
survived by a widow and five children, John and Helen, who reside at home;
Bert Nichols, Mrs. Judson Hildreth and Mrs. Louis Bentley, of Elmira. (handwritten
on article July 17 1900)
ALBERT F. PACKARD
- Albert F. Packard died at the home of his daughter Mrs. A. V. Killey,
404 Jefferson street, this morning, aged eighty-seven years. He is survived
by four daughters, Mrs. J. C. Secor of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. M. L. Hull
of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Charles Barber of Broken Bow, Okla., Mrs. Killey
of this city; two sons, J. H. Packard of Los Angeles, Calif., F. A. Packard
of Elmira. The decedent was a member of Diven Post, G.A.R. The funeral
will be held at the home Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock and burial will
be in Mainesburg, Pa. (handwritten on article Mar 16 1926)
(Painton) MRS CLARA PAINTON
- Clara, wife of George Painton, died Friday evening at the family residence,
No. 200 South Main street. Death was due to apoplexy. Only the day previous
Mrs. Painton had been about the house. There survives, the husband and
five children, who are: Mrs. Benjamin Miller, George Painton and Misses
Mary, Evelyn and Ethel. Mrs. Painton was also the mother of two other children,
now deceased. She has a sister, Mrs. Edward Robinson, in England. Mrs.
Painton was born October 4, 1850, in Derby, England. In 1868 Mr. and Mrs.
Painton were married in London and shortly afterward came to America and
located in Williamsport. Thirty years ago the family located in Elmira.
She was a member of Grace church. The obsequies will be held at Grace church
at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. (handwritten on article Mar 29 1901)
PATTERSON - MRS. ISABELLA
NORRIS - Mrs. Isabella Norris, widow of Andrew Norris, died Sunday at 3
a.m. at the home of John McGrath, 208 Madison avenue. Mrs. Norris is survived
by a sister, Mrs. Maggie Johnson of Arkport; a brother , Morton Patterson
of Reading, Pa.; several nieces and nephews in Elmira. Mrs. Norris was
a former resident of Waverly and Sayre, Pa. The funeral will be held Tuesday
at 2 p.m. in the Grumme undertaking rooms of Waverly. Burial in the Tioga
Point cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 9 1926)
JOHN R. PRATT - John
R. Pratt of the South Creek Road died Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.
He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Newton Hill of Ithaca; two
sons, Archie and Earl at home; a sister Mrs. A. J. Mathews of Elmira; two
brothers, Manley D. of Chule Vista, Cal. And William M. of Prattsburgh
and several grandchildren. (handwritten on article Sept 22 1926)
PRATT - MRS. ANDREW
J. MATTHEWS - Mrs. Emma L. Matthews died Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the
family home 1411 Caton Ave. Mrs. Matthews is survived by her husband, Andrew
J. Matthews, two brothers, Manley D. Pratt, Chula Viste, Calif., and William
Pratt of Prattsburg. Mrs. Matthews was a member of the Franklin Street
Presbyterian Church. Funeral notice later. (handwritten on article 1926)
HIRAM RALYEA - Hiram
Ralyea, 71, died this morning at 4:45 o’clock at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Frances Ralyea, 106 West Gray Street, after an extended illness. Mr.
Ralyea is survived by his widow, a son, Harry F. Ralyea of Horseheads;
a daughter, Mrs. Frances Ralyea; five sisters, Mrs. Lyida Wolfe of Columbia
Cross Roads, Pa.; Mrs. Martha Pedrica of Pine City; Mrs. Emma Keyes of
South Dakota; Mrs. Wilmot Leonard and Mrs. Elmer Miller
The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev.
D. D. Baylis will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article Nov 15 1926)
SILAS R. RHODES -
Silas R. Rhodes died at his home, No. 633 West Water street, yesterday
morning. Mr. Rhodes was born in the town of Veteran seventy-one years ago.
He lived in Caton many years, and in 1873 moved to this city. He was a
veteran of the late war, having served in the 141st regiment, and in the
Grand Army of the Republic he found many of his warmest and most congenial
friends. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Joseph H. Smith, of Arlington,
N.Y., and two brothers, Halsey, of Caton, and Thomas, of this city. The
deceased had been a patient sufferer for many years. He was an ardent lover
of nature, and was particularly fond of flowers, from which he derived
a great deal of comfort and inspiration. He was exceedingly kind and sympathetic
and entered into the joys and sorrows of his friends and neighbors. Mr.
Rhodes will be remembered by a large circle of friends, who highly esteemed
him for the many qualities, which made his character notable for uprightness
and integrity. The funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article
June 28 1899)
MRS. EVA ROUSHY OWLETT
- Mrs. Eva Roushy Owlett, of Keeneyville, Pa., died in Elmira Monday at
midnight. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Owlett of Keeneyville;
a brother Myles Roushy of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Elma Hillman and Mrs.
Genevieve Thornton, both of Elmira.
A prayer service will be held at the home of Mrs. Genevieve Thornton,
551 Franklin street, this evening at 8 o’clock. The Rev. Mathews of Elmira
Heights will officiate. The remains will be removed Wednesday to the family
home in Keeneyville, Pa., where the funeral will be held Tuesday. (handwritten
on article May 17 1926)
MINNIE SEIBOLD - Minnie
Seibold, formerly of Dutch Hill, died yesterday morning following a long
illness. She leaves a sister Laura Seibold, of Horseheads. The funeral
will be held at Woodlawn Chapel Friday at 3 p.m,., the Rev. M. A. Soper
of the Horseheads Methodist Church to officiate. The remains will be placed
in the receiving vault and later will be buried in the cemetery at Dutch
Hill. (handwritten on article Feb. 20, 1917)
SHEPHERD - MRS. CHARLES
YOUNG - Mrs. Olive Shepherd Young died this morning at 5:45 o’clock at
the family home at Pine City, aged eighty-three years. The decedent is
survived by her husband, Charles Young; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Backer
of Waverly and Mrs. Isabella Lewis of Elmira Heights; four sons, George
Shepherd of Elmira, Augustus Shepherd of Corning, Fred Shepherd of Bulkhead
and Frank Shepherd of Millerton, Pa. The first husband of the decedent
was Augustus L. Shepherd, who died several years ago. About six years ago
she was united in marriage with Charles Young, who survives her. Mrs. Young
was a woman of kindly ways and a wife and mother who ever was watchful
over the needs and cares of her family and friends. In times of need and
sympathetic attention Mrs. Young was the friend on whom her friend could
ever depend for attention and assistance. The funeral will be held at the
family home Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Henry of the Pine City Baptist
Church to officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article Mar 8 1918)
ARTHUR SITZER - Arthur
Sitzer of 102 South Main Street, Horseheads, died at the family home Sunday
morning following a brief illness. Mr. Sitzer is survived by his widow;
a sister, Mrs. Richard Collins of Elmira; one brother, Charles Sitzer of
Towanda, Pa. The remains repose in the Chilson & Shields funeral home,
Horseheads, where they will remain until Wednesday when they will be removed
to the home. The funeral will be held in the home, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. (handwritten on article June
SITZER-VAN AUKEN -
A pretty home wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock
when Earl Ernest Van Auken of Great Bend, Pa., and Miss Ruth Myrtle Sitzer
were united in marriage at the home of the bride on the Christian Hollow
road, Pine City. The home was tastefully decorated for the occasion. The
marriage was performed by the Rev. H. S. Bacon of Pennsylvania Avenue M.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Leah Sitzer of Blossburg,
Pa., and the bridegroom by Lynn B. Sitzer of Pine City. The bride wore
a gown of nude georgette with matching slippers and carried moss rosebuds.
The bridesmaid wore a gown of robin’s-egg blue crepe with black slippers
and carried moss rosebuds.
The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sitzer, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Van Auken of Great Bend, Pa.; Lynn B. Sitzer, Miss Leah Sitzer of
Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sitzer, Mr. and Mrs. Tracey Harris of Elmira;
Miss Helen Ross of Horseheads; Mr. and Mrs. Merton Sheive of Elmira; Mr.
and Mrs. R. Congdon, Miss Helen Congden, Mr. and Mrs. O.B.McNaney, of Pine
City; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Carpenter of Pine City; Mrs. Edwin Ely and daughter,
Mary Alice Ely of Troy, Pa.’ Mrs. Jardon Sheive of Millerton, Pa.
After the ceremony a bountiful repast was served and Mr. and Mrs. Van
Auken departed for a honeymoon trip to Philadelphia. (handwritten on article
June 18, 1930)
WILLIAM H. SMITH -
William Henry Smith, proprietor of a grocery and general store at Bulkhead,
on the state road south of this city, died last evening at 7:30 o’clock,
after a brief illness, aged fifty-six years. He is survived by his widow,
a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Young of Pine City, and two sons Walter and Raymond
at home; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Van Dyke of Elmira and Mrs. Alice Stillwell
of Trowbridge, Pa.; two brothers, Edwin Smith of Mosherville, Pa., and
Albert F. Smith of Breesport. The funeral will be held at the family home
at Bulkhead Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article July 17 1919)
FREDERICK TESCH - Frederick
Tesch an old resident of Caton, died at the family home in that town last
night at 10:30 o’clock. He is survived by his widow and seven children,
Mrs. B. W. Chamberlain of Oregon; Mrs. F. L. Hogg and Mrs. R. E. Beardsley
of Elmira; Mrs. W. T. Rowe of Corning, the Misses Ella M. and Sadie A.
Tesch, and Jacob C. Tesch at home; also a granddaughter Marie Beardsley
of Elmira.The funeral will be held at the home Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev.
John Hassler of this city will officiate. Burial in the Caton Center cemetery.
(handwritten on article buried Sept 1, 1917)
FRANK TILLINGHAST -
Frank Tillinghast a highly esteemed resident of Wells, Pa., expired at
5:30 yesterday afternoon. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at
Fassett, Pa., and was largely attended. Rev. J. W. Roberts, of this city,
officiated, the services being conducted at the M. E. church at Millerton,
Pa. (handwritten on article July 7 1900)
TITUS - MRS. MILTON
CARPENTER - Mrs. Maude Carpenter of 100 Cedar street, died last night at
9 o’clock after a few days’ illness, aged thirty-nine years. She is survived
by her husband, Milton Carpenter; five daughters, Mrs. Samuel Criss of
Millerton, Pa.; Mrs. Arthur Rockwell, Wanda, Ona and Fernue; three sons
Eugene, Ambrose and Leroy; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Titus of Elmira;
a sister, Mrs. Charles Brown of Lowman. The funeral will be at the home
Friday, the hour to be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten
on article Feb. 7, 1922)
Minor J. Tunnicliff died
at his home on Redington avenue Saturday evening, aged 31 years, of pneumonia.
He was a member of the garage firm of Slingerland & Tunnicliff. He
is survived by his widow and four children. The funeral was held Tuesday
afternoon from the home, the Rev. George M. Perkins officiating. Burial
was in Glenwood cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec 7 1918)
WARNER - MRS. EFFIE
W. COREY - Mrs. Effie Warner Corey of 1012 Pennsylvania Avenue, died this
morning at 2 o’clock, of injuries received in the accident at the Gordon-Pagett
building, Main and Water Streets, Friday afternoon. Mrs. Corey was born
at Warren-? (can’t read) near Coreyland, Bradford, Pa., and received her
education in the country schools. She was graduated from the nurses class
at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in 1897. Her sister, Miss Ella T.
Warner, graduated from the same institution in 1904. The sisters devoted
their lives to their profession for several years had acted as visiting
nurses with the Federation for Social Service, in this city and Elmira
Heights. Mrs. Corey had served in her professional life in many of the
homes in Elmira and cared for hundreds of the newly born children. She
was a woman of a very kindly, sympathetic nature, whose tender ministrations
and patient attendance, won her the heart-felt friendship of many people.
She made no difference in her attendance in the homes of the lowly and
unfortunate, than in the homes of families better situated in life. Mrs.
Corey was a practical christian woman, whose life work carried out the
principles of her religious belief. She was a member of the Franklin Street
Presbyterian Church and the Registered Nurses Association. Mrs. Corey is
survived by her sister, Miss Ella J. Warner of Elmira, who was injured
in the same accident; a brother Frederick Warner of Elmira; two nieces
Mrs. Ivan Kinnan of Middlebury, Pa.’ Miss Helen Warner of New York;; two
great nieces, Catherine and Margaret Warner of Elmira; two great nephews,
Edward and Richard Kinnan of Middlebury, Pa. The remains repose in the
Wilson funeral home and will be removed Tuesday morning, to the family
home. The funeral will be held at 1012 Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday at
2 p.m. The Rev. J. H. Crawford of the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church
will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. A. Depfer of North Tonawanda. Burial
in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article June 16 1930)
WATSON - MRS. MARY
DeKAY - Mrs. Mary DeKay, widow of J. R. DeKay, died Monday night at the
family home at 734 Hopkins street. The decedent is survived by four small
children, Ray, Thelma, Chester and Lana, her mother, Mrs. Rachel Watson
of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. George Millen of Elmira, and a brother, David
Watson of Ridgebury, Pa. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at
the home, the Rev. Delos Abrams to officiate. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery
at Horseheads. (handwritten on article Aug 11 1919)
WATTS - MRS. WILLIAM
L. SEYMOUR - Mrs. Marion Lee Seymour of Christian Hollow died Sunday morning
at 6 o’clock after a brief illness. Mrs. Seymour is survived by her husband,
William I. Seymour, a son Murray Ivan; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray
Watts of West Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Vincent of Elmira; Miss Mildred
Watts of West Hill; the grandmother Mrs. Anna Minard of Rochester. The
remains repose in the Davis undertaking rooms where the funeral will be
held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article
Feb 28 1926)
The funeral of the late Herman Wey?er
will be held at his home in Bulkhead Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Funeral
Director A. S. Campbell will have charge (handwritten on article died Mar.
WILCOX Daisy, yesterday
at the home of her parents, No. 224 Dewitt avenue, aged ten years. Funeral
at 2 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, interment in Woodlawn. (handwritten on
article Mar 31 1900)
(Wilkins) FALL FROM
CHAIR BRINGS DEATH TO ONE OF CITY’S OLDEST WOMEN
Lacking four years of being 100 years of age, Mrs. Clarinda Wilkins
of 320 Hendy avenue, one of the oldest persons in Elmira, died Saturday
afternoon. Last winter, Mrs. Wilkins fell from her chair and sprained her
wrist. This fall was indirectly responsible for her death as she continued
to grow weaker until Saturday afternoon when death came.
Although slightly enfeebled Mrs. Wilkins, prior to her fall, enjoyed
exceptional health for a woman of her advanced years. She was mentally
alert and enjoyed life in its fullness. Mrs. Wilkins was born in Caton,
coming to Elmira years ago. Her husband, the late James E. Wilkins, died
about 15 years ago.
Mrs. Wilkins is survived by two daughters, Hattie and Mrs. Charles
J. Wilson, both of Elmira; one son, William; six grandchildren and several
great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at the
home and will be private. (handwritten on article June 19 1926)
THE OLD PLACE
Sassafras grows at its gate, and veins
Of lichen mottle its stones with stains;
And there, where its porch hangs low in view,
High on its beams the swallows brood;
Its garden blossoms, all poppy strewed,
With old time flowers of every hue.
The old spring calls where the hollow drips,
And still invites with its mossy lips,
Lullabyed to by the sleepy pines,
Within whose whisper the woodchuck steals,
And along whose twilight the fox reveals
An instant glimmer when noonday shines.
It is a place that I dream of oft;
I see the light on its long built loft;
The wasps that plaster their cells with clay;
The weaving spider, and clear as dew,
The sky, that sweeps with its swallow through
Its open window, high heaped with hay.
The martins circle its roof in flocks
And twitter its chimneyed martin box;
The redbird builds in the trumpet vine,
A living crimson that flecks the trees!
That shade the shed where the borer bees
Whine at their hole in the planks of pine.
I dream of the way that takes me where
The creek in the woods has made a stair.
A rock stair, roofed with the boughs of beech;
And I see the pool where the minnow shines,
And dragonflies flash their jeweled lines,
And pale pond lilies loll just in reach.
And barefoot there, in torn straw hat,
His dog beside him, where of the sat,
I see a boy in the glimmering day
Dropping an idle line; maybe
Floating a boat of the bark of a tree-
A boy who has never gone away.
The boy who haunts that old time place,
With his sun tanned feet and freckled face;
The lad who follows at dusk the cows,
As oft and oft in the days gone by;
The boy, brown haired, who once was I,
Who lives in dreams of that old time house.
Madison Cawein in New York “Sun”
Gerald Miller 1912-1994
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