Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Tri-Counties Newspaper Clippings
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Bradford County Obituaries & Wedding Announcements collected by Mildred
Clara Eastabrook Morrow & grandson Bill Benson
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BOSWORTH, Adella Bayette, 25 Aug 1825, LeRaysville, Bradford, PA, 13
Apr 1918, Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA [wife
of Newell B. BRIGGS]
"Mrs. Adelia B. Briggs - Mrs. Adelia Bosworth Briggs,
aged ninety-three years, widow of Newell Briggs, died at 4 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary K. Jones, at Stevensville.
Death was due to a complication of diseases attendant to extreme old age.
Mrs. Briggs is survived by two sons, Fred, of Stevensville, and Percy,
of Carbondale; and two daughters, Mrs. Grant of Waterville, Conn., and
Mrs. Mary K. Jones of Stevensville.
Funeral services were held at her late home at Stevensville
on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial was made in the Stevensville
cemetery. Rev. A. J. Mowatt of the Stevensville Presbyterian church officiated."
BRIGGS, Newell B., 31 Jan 1824, Litchfield, Litchfield, CT, 18 Feb 1911,
Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"Newell Briggs - Newell Briggs a well known and
highly respected resident of Stevensville, died at his home in that village
Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. He was 87 years of age on the 31st of last
January, and had been a resident of Stevensville practically all his life.
He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. H. U. Jones of Stevensville,
Mrs. Grant of Conn., Percy Briggs of Carbondale, and Fred Briggs of Stevensville.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home with
interment in the Stevensville cemetery, Rev. W. [unreadable] officiating."
[Wyalusing Rocket] [Note - Mrs. Grant is dau. Cora, Mrs. H. U. Jones is
dau. Mary E., and Percy and Fred are his sons.]
CANFIELD, Clarissa A, [born] 1842, , [died] Sep 1920, , Stevensville,
[wife of Theodore STEVENS]
"Funeral of Mrs. Clarissa Stevens - Funeral services
of Mrs. Clarissa Stevens, who died Tuesday at the home of her son, L. D.
Stevens, near Stevensville, were held at the home yesterday morning at
11 o'clock. Interment was in the Stevensville cemetery."
Mr. Eastabrook was one of the founders of the Peoples
State Bank of Wyalusing and served as president of the board of directors
for more than twenty years, and was serving in that capacity at the time
of his death.
[Photo about 1880-84]
[Also see photo with
Ella May STEVENS below]
|EASTABROOK, Frank Edward Potter, 12 Jan 1860, Potterville, Bradford,
PA, 11 Aug 1943, Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Camptown, Bradford, PA
"F. E. Eastabrook, 83, Lifelong Resident of E. Bradford
Passes - Largely Attended Funeral Services Held Saturday Afternoon at His
Late Home, with Burial in The Camptown Cemetery - Stevensville, Aug. 12.
- Frank E. Eastabrook, a highly regarded citizen of this place and a resident
of this community for more than sixty years, died at his home here
about 7 o'clock last evening at the advanced age of 83 years. He had been
in failing health for the past year.
Born at Potterville, Bradford county on January
12, 1860, the son of the late Edward Jesse and Emeline (Potter) Eastabrook,
he attended the public schools of that community and Warner's Commercial
College at Elmira. At the age of 20 years he entered business for himself,
taking up lumbering as his chosen vocation. In 1883 he came to Stevensville
and purchased the lumbering interests and saw mill, owned and operated
here at that time by James Grant. By close application to business and
fair dealing, Mr. Eastabrook increased the business many fold until it
became one of the leading industries of the Wyalusing Valley, specializing
in all kinds of plain and dressed lumber for building and repair purposes.
He continued the business until about twelve years ago when he retired,
spending his winters at his home at North Miami, Florida, and the balance
of the year at his home in Stevensville.
Mr. Eastabrook was married to Ella Stevens of Stevensville
on January 19, 1885, a daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Rockwell) Stevens.
To them were born two children both of whom survive---Mrs. J. Andrew Morrow
of Towanda and Victor S. Eastabrook of Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian
church at Stevensville for many years, serving as teacher and superintendent
of the Sunday school for more than fifty years. For his devotion and service
to the Sunday School he was recently awarded a 50-Year Service Medal by
the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association.
Largely attended funeral services were held at his
late home here on Saturday afternoon, scores of his neighbors and friends
turning out to pay their respects to the memory of one whom they had held
in deep regard. The Rev. John F. Blewitt, pastor of the Wyalusing Valley
Presbyterian churches, officiated and interment was made at the Camptown
The pallbearers were R. G. Grant of Rochester, N.
Y.; Harvey Edwards of Stevensville; W. Ernest Brown of LeRaysville; William
P. Wilson of Towanda; L. V. Murphy and Roy G. C. Jones of Wyalusing." [Wyalusing
Rocket?, Wyalusing, PA, Thursday, August 19, 1943]
After congratulations had been extended the seventy-five
or more guests present sat down to a bountiful dinner prepared by Mrs.
Coleman, a cateress from Towanda.
|EASTABROOK, Mildred Clara, 19 Apr 1887, Stevensville, Bradford, PA,
22 Aug 1974, Towanda, Bradford, PA, Camptown, Bradford, PA
[WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT] "Morrow-Eastabrook. The interest
which has centered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Eastabrook of Stevensville,
for several weeks past, reached its climax on Thanksgiving day at high
noon, when their only daughter, Mildred Clara, was united in marriage to
Prof. J. Andrew Morrow of Herrick, now the principal of the Ulster High
The ceremony was performed by Rev. James S. Wilkes, pastor of
the bride, assisted by Rev. Milton Lewis Cook of Merryall, pastor of the
groom. Mrs. Fred Mitten of Towanda, sister of the groom, acted as matron
of honor, and her son, William, as ring bearer. Miss Helen Morrow, another
sister, was maid of honor, and Victor Eastabrook of State College, brother
of the bride, was best man.
Shortly before 12 o'clock Miss Marie Stevens of Stevensville,
took her place at the piano. As the noon hour struck and the familiar strains
of Lohengrin were heard, the bridal party entered. First the officiating
clergymen, then the matron of honor, the ring bearer, the maid of honor,
the bride on her father's arm, and then the groom and his best man. Proceeding
through the sitting room they passed down an aisle of white ribbon to the
south side of the parlor, where the ceremony took place before a beautiful
arbor of white lattice-work trimmed with princess pine. During the ceremony
Miss Mary Fay of Scranton, rendered a violin solo with piano accompaniment.
[Wife of John Andrew “Andy” MORROW
- also below]
The bridal party and the immediate relatives were
seated at two tables decorated with smilax and large yellow chrysanthemums.
The refreshments were served by eight young friends of the bride and groom--Mabel
and Seone VanDemark, Ina Stevens and Lacey VanDemark of Stevensville, Thomas
Fleming of Camptown, Alta Stethers of Herrick, William Hinman of Monroeton,
and John Ballantine of Dushore.
The bride wore a dress of white silk messaline,
trimmed with embroidered net, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums.
A full length bridal veil added to the already elegant costume. The matron
of honor was dressed in green and carried yellow chrysanthemums. The maid
of honor was gowned in white, her bouquet being white carnations.
Many beautiful and costly gifts in glass, silver,
china, linen, etc., testify to the esteem in which the young couple are
held by a host of friends.
After a wedding trip to Philadelphia and other cities,
Prof. and Mrs. Morrow will make their home at Ulster, whither the best
wishes of their many friends follow them. J. S. W.”
KENNEDY, Mary, 1810, Ballybay, Monaghan, Ireland, 10 Jan 1893, Herrickville,
Bradford, PA, Ballibay, Bradford, PA [wife of William MCPHERSON]
"Mrs. William McPherson - In Monaghan Co. three
miles from Ballybay in Ireland, lived William Kennedy and his wife Mary
Nesbit. Their daughter Mary was born in 1810. She was the youngest one
of nine children. She was married to William McPherson in 1838. One child
born to them in Ireland died before they removed to this country in 1840,
with other relatives and friends. There were born to them here John, Eliza
(wife of B. F. Jacoby), Isaiah, William, James, Thomas Henry - five sons
and one daughter, all of whom are residents of this county at present.
William McPherson and wife were both members of the Presbyterian Church
before coming to this country and maintained a christian character through
their long life.
Wm. McPherson departed this life May 1887, aged
eighty-three years. His wife Mary survived him more than five years. She
died at her home near Herrickville, Pa., Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 1893,
aged nearly eighty-three years.
Mr. McPherson was a woman of unusual mental ability.
She always had a very pleasant way with friends, though firm as a rock
as regarded any principle or decision of right and wrong.
She made friends very slowly, but once her friend
it was nearly impossible to change her friendship.
She was prudent, thrifty, industrious, much respected
and esteemed by those who had lived beside her for fifty years or more.
She was a good wife and her children rise up and call her blessed." [not
copied from the original clipping.]
MAXFIELD, Almira, 7 Mar 1837, Tuscarora, Bradford, PA, 31 Dec 1911,
Factoryville, Wyoming, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA [wife of Simon Bolivar
"Mrs. Almira Maxfield Stevens died at the home of
her son, Mark Stevens at Factoryville, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 1911, at 2 o'clock
p.m. Her beautiful life closed with the last hours of the dying year. She
had been an invalid for months, bearing her sufferings with great patience
and with Christian fortitude.
She was born in Tuscarora township, March 7, 1837;
was married on February 9, 1861, to S. Bolivar Stevens of Stevensville,
where her early married life was spent, she winning the love and respect
of all who knew her. For over forty-two years she was a devoted member
of the Episcopal church. Mrs. Stevens is survived by her aged husband and
four sons: Frank of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Olin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Cecil of
Missoula, Montana, and Mark of Factoryville.
Her remains were brought to Wyalusing Wednesday
morning, Jan. 3, and taken to the Stevensville church where the funeral
services were conducted by Rev. D. Miller, Episcopal minister at Tunkhannock.
From there a large concourse of relatives and friends followed her to her
last residing place in the Stevensville cemetery."
Rev. J. M. Corum, Jr., pastor of the church, performed
the ceremony. Palms and lilies were placed at the altar. The bride was
given in marriage by her father [J. Andrew Morrow], county superintendent
of schools in this county [Bradford].
||MORROW, Dorothea Marie, 20 Dec 1915, Towanda, Bradford, PA, 9 Dec 1999,
Tucker, Dekalb, GA, Old Mother Church Cemetery, Robbinsville, Graham Co.,
NC. [wife of Willis O. BENSON, Sr.]
[WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT]"Dorothea M. Morrow Becomes Bride - Towanda -
Young Lady Weds Willis O. Benson in Presbyterian Church in Norristown [Montgomery
Co., PA]; Miss Fitzgerald Maid of Honor.
Miss Dorothea M. Morrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Andrew Morrow of Towanda [Bradford Co., PA], was married at 4 o'clock
last Saturday afternoon [22 Jun 1940] in the First Presbyterian church
at Norristown to Willis O. Benson, son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Benson,
545 Chester Pike, Prospect Park [Delaware Co., PA].
Organ wedding music was played by Mrs. Edgar Wismer
Attending the bride were Miss Margaret Fitzgerald
of Scranton [Lackawanna Co., PA], who was maid of honor, and Miss Mary
Helen Morrow and Miss Frances McCraney of Towanda, who were bridesmaids.
David Bates, cousin of the bridegroom, was best man and the ushers were
Raymond Lentz, brother-in-law of the bride, and Robert E. Smith.
The bride wore a most becoming gown of white mousseline
de soie. It had short sleeves and was fashioned with a lace yoke and lace
band at the waist. She wore a heart-shaped hat of tulle with elbow length
veil. Her bouquet was of white roses, baby breath and gardenias.
The maid of honor's dress was of aqua blue net with
yellow velvet bows. She also wore a heart-shaped hat with shoulder veil
to match and aqua accessories. Her nose-gay [small bunch of flowers] was
of yellow roses and baby's breath.
Miss Mary Helen Morrow, sister of the bride, wore
a dress of yellow net with aqua blue bows, heart-shaped hat with matching
veil, pink accessories, and carried blending flowers.
The bride's mother [Mildred Clara Eastabrook Morrow]
chose a rose lace dress with Dubonnet accessories and wore a corsage of
tea roses. The bridegroom's mother [Rachel Lavina Founds Benson] was gowned
in black and white sheer with black and white accessories. Her corsage
bouquet was of gardenias.
Following the wedding, a reception was held at Andorra
Inn*, Harm[o]nville [near Conshohocken, Montgomery Co., PA]. The couple
then left on a wedding trip to Ocean City [Cape May Co., NJ] and upon their
return will reside at 315 Kedron avenue, Morton [Delaware Co., PA]. The
bride wore for traveling, a slate blue jacket ensemble with white accessories.
Mrs. Benson graduated from Towanda High School and
the Mansfield State Teachers College, receiving her B.A., degree in music
in 1938. She is a music supervisor in Worcester and East Norristown townships
in Montgomery county and Lower Gwynedd townships, Montgomery county.
Mr. Benson graduated from Mansfield State Teachers
College also, receiving his B. S. in 1939. He is now employed by the Westinghouse
Electric Co. of Philadelphia."
[(Towanda) Daily Review, 26 June 1940, p. 20] *Note-Pictures
of the Andorra Inn, near Ridge & Butler Pikes, Harmonville, (Conshohocken
vicinity), Montgomery Co., PA are available on the Library of Congress's
American Historical Buildings web site.
The body was taken to the Maryott Funeral Home in Towanda
where arrangements were not complete last night. Time of the funeral will
not be set until members of the family who live some distance away arrive
here, probably tonight.
||MORROW, John Andrew (“Andy”), 3 Apr 1884, Herrick Township, Bradford,
PA, 20 Jun 1967, Monroeton, Bradford, PA, Camptown, Bradford, PA [Also
see wife Mildred Clara EASTABROOK above.]
"J. Andrew Morrow Dies; Was Widely Known as Educator - Was Bradford
County Superintendent of Schools for 32 Years and Long Prominent in Rotary."
"J. Andrew Morrow, 83, in whose honor Towanda's
newest school was dedicated only two months ago, died suddenly last night
at the Monroeton Masonic Lodge hall where he had gone to attend the annual
Mr. Morrow had ridden to Monroeton with Ernest W.
Wood of Liberty Corners, a close friend of many years. They climbed the
stairs to the lodge rooms and Mr. Morrow spoke to numerous friends in his
usual warm, hearty way. Then he stepped to the desk to register. He wrote
the initial "J." but got no further.
As he slumped to the floor, lodge members rushed
to him, among them being Dr. T. Bailey Hunter of Towanda, who gave first
aid. The ambulance was called and Dr. J. T. Kielty responded with it. The
doctors said Mr. Morrow probably died instantly.
Mr. Morrow had been in poor health for some time
and it was feared he would not be able to attend the dedication of the
new J. Andrew Morrow Elementary School here on April 9. He had had an attack
of some kind, thought at first to heart trouble, only a few days before
the scheduled dedication. When he made it to attend there was general rejoicing
for Mr. Morrow has been held in high esteem.
Mr. Morrow was born April 3, 1884, and attended
the rural school in Ballibay in the Herrickville area. After that he went
to Camptown Academy and then to Perkiomen Prep from which he graduated
in 1906. After teaching at Ulster, Rome and Monroeton, where he was principal,
he was game warden in this area for a couple of years. In 1916 he decided
to return to the field of education and was appointed assistant county
superintendent. On the death of Supt. W. T. Clarke in 1922 he was appointed
county superintendent and held the office continuously until 1954--a period
of 32 years--when he retired.
When Mr. Morrow became the county superintendent
in 1922 there were 148 one-room schools in the county and 19 high schools.
When he retired, there were seven one-room schools and 12 high schools.
Commenting on this during the dedication of J. Andrew
Morrow Elementary School last April, County Schools Superintendent Charles
DeWitt, who succeeded him, pointed out that "it took a lot of diplomacy,
finesse and vision on Mr. Morrow's part to get those one-room school houses
"In fact," he continued, "we often ran into more
trouble closing a one-room school than in building a new school."
At his side at the school dedication was his wife,
the former Mildred Eastabrook of Stevensville whom he married in 1909.
Mr. Morrow earned a lofty position of respect in
his, field during his 32-year career as county schools superintendent.
He often was called to Harrisburg for consultation on matters of education
He was a member of the State Chamber of Commerce
for 12 years, served on the Teachers Retirement Board for 12 years and
was a past district governor of Rotary International.
He was the originator of "The Lose Club," which started
as a few educators invited as his guests to fish for a weekend. They stayed
at Wyalusing Rocks. Each year more and more sought invitations until the
group became a veritable "Who's Who" in education in the East. Renowned
speakers came here to address the "fishermen" and the conference was one
of the great events of the summer in educational circles.
Mr. Morrow was an elder and for many years
secretary of the Session of the Presbyterian Church in Towanda. He also
belonged to the local Masonic bodies, where he attained the 32nd degree
He greatly enjoyed both hunting and fishing and
was already planning a fishing expedition for this summer with Mr. Wood.
At hunting camp he prided himself on being an excellent cook.
Mr. Morrow is survived by his wife; three daughters,
Mrs. John (Mary Helen) Waverka of Hershey, Pa., Mrs. Raymond (Marian) Lentz
of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Willis (Dorothea) Benson of Kodiak, Alaska;
a sister, Mrs. Helen Myers of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; and several
great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.” [Towanda Daily Review, June 21,
After graduation from the Mansfield State Teachers College
(now University) she taught first and second grades at the Stevensville,
Pa., school for four years until her marriage to Raymond H. Lentz. He preceded
her in death on Nov. 7, 1973.
|MORROW, Marian Eastabrook, 6 Sep 1910, Ulster, Bradford, PA, 3 Jun
1995, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, Camptown, Bradford, PA [wife of Raymond
"Marian Morrow Lentz, 84, formerly of Towanda, Pa.,
died June 3, 1995, Las Vegas, Nev., here home for 42 years. Marian was
the oldest daughter of the late J. Andrew Morrow and Mildred Estabrook
Morrow, born on Sept. 6, 1910, in Ulster. She was a graduate of Towanda
High School, class of 1928.
Marian was a homemaker as well as an active member
of the Las Vegas First Presbyterian Church, its women's association, Sunday
school and many other church functions. She was also a member of the Uwahun
Study Club, P.E.O. Sisterhood and the Salvation Army Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughters, Ellen Jensen and
Susan Lentz of Las Vegas and Anne Ruymann of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Mary
Helen Waverka of Hershey, Pa., and Dorothea Benson of Atlanta, Ga.; four
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on June 8, 1995, at
the First Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas. Interment will be at a later
date at the Camptown Cemetery." [25 June 1995 Obituary, Towanda Daily Review,
Bradford Co., PA]
||MORROW, Newton James, 31 Jan 1848, Herrick, Bradford, PA, 2 May 1941,
?, PA, Camptown, Bradford, PA
"Newton J. Morrow, farmer, of Herrick township,
P.O. Ballibay, was born in Herrick township, this county (Bradford), January
31, 1848...(He) attended school in Ballibay and Camptown until his twenty-first
year, and then worked on the farm and taught school three winters. In 1873
he purchased from his father fifty acres of land in Herrick township, on
which he farmed, also carried on the business of buying and shipping hay
and grain. In 1875 he went to Rummerfield, and went into business with
Wellington Whittaker, dealing in general merchandise, under the firm name
of Morrow & Whittaker, until 1877, when they closed the business out,
and he returned to his farm, and has since followed farming, lumbering
and shipping. In 1884 he purchased the homestead from his father; he has
been school director two years, an elder in the Presbyterian Church, elected
in June, 1890; politically he is a Republican. In 1872 he married Adeline,
daughter of John and Mary (Fee) Nesbit, the eldest of seven children and
they have three children."
NESBIT, Jane, 5 Sep 1823, Ballybay, Monaghan, Ireland, 19 Oct 1898,
Herrick Twnshp, Bradford, PA, Ballibay, Bradford, PA [wife of Richard HILLIS]
OBITUARY#1: "Born in Ballybay, County Monaghan,
Ireland, Sept. 5, 1823. Came to America with her parents in 1828. Her father
came in 1827 and the following year he sent for his family. The family
and their effects were brought on a lumber wagon from New York to Quick's
Bend. Here they resided until 1831, when they moved to Ballibay, Pa. He
carried his goods from Camptown (2 miles) on his back. First night after
reaching their cabin in the wilderness, a son David was born. William Nesbit
gave the name Ballibay to the new settlement. He died in 1841 and was the
first person buried in the new cemetery." [copied by Dorothy Goodwin Freed]
OBITUARY#2: "Mrs. Jane Hillis relict [widow] of
Richard Hillis, died at the home of her son, R. S. Hillis in Herrick Township,
Oct. 19 of dysentery. Deceased was a daughter of William and Eleanor Nesbit,
and was born in Ballibay, County Monaghan, Ireland, Sept. 23, 1823. She
came to America with her parents in 1828.
She was married in 1841 to Richard Hillis, also
a native of Ballibay, Ireland, who came to this country in 1833, settling
in Herrick. Unto them were born twelve children, eight of whom survive
as follows: Margaret, wife of G. W. Blackman, Towanda; Elisha L. Hillis
of Sedgewick, KS; David A. Hillis of Wyalusing; Mary J., wife of T. B.
Stone, Wyalusing; Richard S. Hillis occupying the homestead; Belle, wife
of G. N. Maxwell, Lodi, NY; John N. Hillis of Kansas City, KS; Miss Anna
E. Hillis, Towanda.
The father died Oct. 20, 1880, and just 6 weeks
before the death of her mother, Mrs. Susan Hillis Dayton passed from [this]
Mrs. Hillis was a devoted member of the Presbyterian
church which she joined in Ballibay in 1842.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. M. I. Cook, were
held from the home Friday afternoon at one o'clock; interment in Ballibay
Mrs. Hillis in her early years passed through all
the trying experiences incident to pioneer life. Her father came to America
in 1827 and in the following year sent for the family. The family and their
effects were brought in a lumber wagon from New York."
[Bradford Star or Reporter, Towanda, PA ,Oct. 1898
- Transcribed by Carlton Wolfe – in the Tri-County Web site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~patioga/newspapr/tcobit09.htm
NESBIT, John, 14 Dec 1821, Ballybay, Monaghan, Ireland, 8 May 1893,
Ballibay, Bradford, PA, Ballibay, Bradford, PA
"John Nesbit came of good Scotch-Irish Presbyterian
family for generations back. His father, William Nesbit, was an elder in
the Presbyterian church. John Nesbit was born to William And Eleanor (Wood)
Nesbit near Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland, December 14, 1821.
The family emigrated to this country in 1827 when
John was a boy of six years; in 1830 when he was nine years of age, the
family moved on the Nesbit farm in Ballibay, which has since for a period
of more than 62 years been the home of John Nesbit. July 11, 1840, he united
with the Presbyterian Church at Merryall, at eighteen and a half years.
When he was less than twenty years of age his father died, leaving the
care of the family on the boy's shoulders. The father at his death charged
his son to keep up family worship which he did to the end of his life.
He was married Sept. 4, 1850 to Miss Mary Fee by
the Rev. S.F. Colt. This has been an unusually happy married life of nearly
They have now living two daughters, Mrs. N. J. Morrow
and Mrs. P. S. Squires, of Herrick, and four sons, William M., John F.,
and Andrew D., all of Tekamah, Neb., and Richard G. of Craig, Neb. One
child died in infancy, thirty years ago.
The children of this family are nearly all members
of the Presbyterian church. The ties of affection have always been strong
in other distant happy homes and the remembrance of father and mother have
been very bright; no anniversary has been allowed to pass without tokens
of affectionate remembrance from all these boys so far removed from the
home of their childhood.
Mr. Nesbit has been a consistent Christian through
these years, a man of fervent piety, whose life has exemplified his faith
in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He has been through all these years a generous supporter
of the gospel, church and every good work. His conversion reached his pocketbook
as well as his daily life.
In 1854, he and his good wife removed their membership
to Herrick, and in 1857, June 6, Mr. Nesbit was chosen ruling elder and
deacon and was a faithful officer at the time of his death.
Mr. Nesbit was an exceedingly industrious man; with
untiring labor and close economy he made a home in the forest and accumulated
a comfortable competence.
He was a kind neighbor, very ready to visit the
sick, and relieve the poor and needy.
His house has always been open with a welcome to
all good people and especially a home for ministers of every description.
He was a good father, having brought up his children
in the fear of the Lord, trained them in diligence, given then all a good
education and taught them to be useful citizens and love their home.
He was a faithful, loving husband.
He was taken with pneumonia on Saturday night, April
29th. In answer to a telegram, two sons came from Nebraska on Thursday,
May 4th. With his sons, daughters, and wife around him, with every care
that loving hearts, willing hands and medical skill could bring, his pains
were eased and his comfort sought. On Monday afternoon, surrounded by his
family, he entered peacefully into rest.
On the 18th and 19th of April, Mr. Nesbit was in
the Presbytery at Athens. The same week his son, Richard, an elder in the
church of Craig, Nebraska, was attending Presbytery at South Omaha, and
his grandson at the same time was a member of the Christian Endeavor Convention
in South Omaha.
A strange coincidence: His sister, Mrs. Jane Hillis,
while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Maxwell, in Lodi, N.Y. was taken sick
with pneumonia at the same hour on Saturday.
On Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock, from the
home of more than three score years, loving friends bore his body to burial
in God's acre, beside his father and mother. The man of God, who pronounced
the ceremony that bound him for life to a loving wife, gave words of comfort
and cheer, his pastor conducting the service on the occasion.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
The body was borne to its last resting place by
six nephews of the deceased and was preceded by seven ministers and followed
by a large concourse of friends. M.L.C." [copied by Nan Hardy from the
Wyalusing Rocket, May 18, 1893]
NESBIT, Richard Grant, 19 Oct 1864, Ballibay, Bradford, PA, Nov 1946,
Canon City, Fremont, CO, [probably buried in Canon City, Fremont, CO, but
had purchased plots in Ballibay, Bradford Co., Penn]
"Richard G. Nesbit, Retired Business Man, Dies Friday
- Richard Grant Nesbit, retired Canon City (CO) businessman, died suddenly
at 12:15 Friday noon at his home, 1013 Greenwood avenue. He celebrated
his 82nd birthday on October 19. Mr. Nesbit has been in declining health
for several years, but he had been able to be about his apartment, and
his death was due to a heart attack which struck without warning. He had
resided in Canon City since 1906, coming here from Nebraska for reasons
of health. Until ill health caused him to lead a quiet life, he was long
one of the most devout and active members of the Canon City First Presbyterian
church. He had served on the official boards of the church for many years
and was long associated with the Sunday school as teacher and superintendent.
Not long after coming here, Mr. Nesbit and John
Kennedy purchased the storage and coal business of George Wood and operated
it for some time. He later bought stock in the Felter Clothing company
and was associated with L. W. Felter and John Hamilton in its operation
for a period of five years. After selling his interest in the company to
Mr. Felter, he invested in the Canon Grocery company with R. J. Craigh
and Andy S. Lonnecker. These three men operated the business for nine years,
finally closing and turning over the building to the Duff-Moyle Dry Goods
company. Later, Mr. Nesbit and Mr. Lonnecker conducted, for a short time,
the grocery firm of Lonnecker and Nesbit. He had been retired since that
Mr. Nesbit was active in many community, church
and educational affairs during his business years in Canon City. For 12
years, he was in charge of taking the school census here, during which
he got to know nearly every family in the community. Few men here had a
wider acquaintanceship. It was Mr. Nesbit's pride that in all of the associations
of men in business, he had no unpleasant dealings, and in the days following
he counted his former associates among his closest friends. Mr. Nesbit
was born in Ballibay, [Bradford Co.] Penn., the youngest of seven children.
He taught in public and private schools in his early years, later moving
to Tekamah, Neb., in 1888. He served as deputy county treasurer there,
and later was associated in the Craig State bank and also in private business
in Tekamah, prior to moving to Canon City. Surviving Mr. Nesbit are his
wife and two sons, John, county commissioner at Fort Collins, and Paul,
operator of an inn at Estes Park and a former Canon City school teacher.
The body of Mr. Nesbit is in care of the Wilson mortuary. Funeral arrangements
will be announced later." [Newspaper clipping dated 15 Nov. 1946, Canon
City Daily Review]
|POTTER, Emeline, 9 Jul 1823, Bridgewater, Bucks, PA, 8 Aug 1888, Hammonton,
Atlantic, NJ, [wife of Edward Jesse EASTABROOK]
[90% certain this is her photograph, Bill Benson, 2001]
[Obituary is not a good copy.] "Mrs. Emeline Estabrook,
wife of Mr. E. J. Estabrook, and sister of Mr. D. L. Potter, died at her
residence, on Believue Avenue, Hammonton, [NJ] Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 1888,
aged 65 years.
Though not in vigorous health, Mrs. E. was able
to attend Church and Sunday School last Sunday, and was not considered?
dangerously ill until past Wed_? cal? aid? Though a resident here but three
years, her geni?al? and ____? _____? ____? won the hearts of many friends,
who sympathize deeply with the _____ family. Happily, "It is well with
her." Three sons and one daughter are among the mourners all ____? and
____? in homes of their own. Funeral services? at the Presbyterian Church
this Saturday afternoon, one o'clock."
[NOTE: She and her husband were honored by
the placement of two beautiful stained glass windows at the front of the
Stevensville Presbyterian Church's, Bradford. Co, PA. Hers reads "In Memory
of Emiline Eastabrook 1809-1888." Her birth year on the window is incorrect.]
ROCKWELL, Herbert Volney, 12 Oct 1860, Spring Hill, Bradford, PA, 1950,
Camptown, Bradford, PA
"Herbert Rockwell, 90, Of Camptown Dies - Herbert
Rockwell, 90, a life-long resident of Camptown, died at his home Thursday
afternoon following an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Rockwell was born at Spring Hill but had operated
a farm near Camptown for the greater part of his life. He was a member
of the Camptown Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife Dora Rockwell, and the following
children: Mrs. Frank Hurd of Warren Center, William Rockwell of Waverly,
Herbert Rockwell, Jr. of Rochester, N. Y., and Miss Ruth Rockwell of Newark
Valley, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Gilbert Sumner of Stevensville; six grandchildren,
Norma Barnes of Endicott, Harold Barnes of LeRaysville, Jack Hurd of Warren
Center, Rose Marie Rockwell of Rochester, Jane and Richard Rockwell of
Waverly; four [great?] grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the family home
Saturday at 2 p. m. and interment will be in Camptown cemetery." [The Daily
Review, Towanda, PA, Friday Morning 
ROCKWELL, Mary Lucinda, 1 Nov 1832, Pike Twnshp., Bradford, PA, 14 Nov
1897, Pike Twnshp., Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA [wife of Allen
"Mrs. Mary White, widow of the late Allen White,
departed this life at her home in Cold Creek on Sunday evening, Nov. 14,
1897, in the 65th year of her age.
The funeral services were conducted at the Stevensville
Presbyterian church by the pastor Rev. Howard Wright, who gave an excellent
address based on Ecclesiastes, 9th chapter and 10th verse: "Whatsoever
thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might."
For the past three years she has been a sufferer
from consumption but had been around until about four weeks previous to
her death, when at length it became known that her health was so fast declining,
wide-spread sympathy was felt with and fond hopes were expressed for her
recovery. Most careful attention was given her by loving children and friends.
Great satisfaction was felt from the fact that everything that human skill
could accomplish and loving hearts devise was done for her, but God in
his love saw fit to order it otherwise.
We sorrow not as those who have no hope. We bow
submissively before Him who doeth all things well, and are thankful for
the life lived among us and for the home of a blessed reunion when time
with us shall be no more.
An angel mother has left us,
Left us forever more;
But we hope to meet our loved one,
On that yonder golden shore.
All is lonely within the dwelling,
Sad are our hearts to-day;
For one we loved so dearly
Has forever died.
Good-bye mother, fare thee well,
You no more on earth can dwell;
You no more our songs shall know,
On this peaceful earth below.
The children of the departed desire to heartily
thank those who so kindly extended their aid during the last sickness and
death of their mother."
STEVENS, Ebenezer Lacey, 4 Apr 1843, Pike Twnshp, Bradford, PA, 23 May
1925, Auburn, Cayuga, NY, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"'Ebenezer Lacey Stevens, Descendant of First Settlers
and Great-Grandson of Revolutionary War Hero, Buried at Stevensville.'
The funeral of the late Ebenezer Lacey Stevens was
held at the Stevensville Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon and
was largely attended. Interment took place in the family plot in the Stevensville
cemetery. Except for the past year and a few months, his entire life was
spent in Stevensville, where he held the respect of all who knew him.
He was born April 4, 1843, a son of Cyprus and Lydia
(Lacey) Stevens and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. E. Belcher
of Auburn, N.Y., May 23, 1925. The farm on which he was born was cleared
and settled by his grandfather, Colonel Aden Stevens, who twice paid for
the land; under the Connecticut title and again under the Pennsylvania
title. It was paid for in wheat. Peter Stevens, the father of Col. Aden
Stevens, died at Danbury, Connecticut, from wounds received at that place
during the Revolutionary War. Soon after peace was restored, three sons
came from Conn. and settled Stevensville, their farms joining and the town
which sprang up on the sight of their early settlement was given the name
Stevensville. The brothers were Nathan, Aden and Samuel. None of these
farms are owned or occupied by their descendants today.
In October, 1868, E. Lacey Stevens married Miss
Abigail J. Birchard, of Birchardville, Pa. To them were born three daughters,
as follows: Eva Louise, who became the wife of Harry E. Belcher, of Newark
Valley, N.Y., and Ruie May, who was married to Joseph Hurst of Camptown.
At one time, Mr. Stevens was engaged in the mercantile
business with the late Henry Ross, of Waverly, N.Y., and the late Charles
Fremont Jones, of this place under the firm name of "Ross, Stevens and
Jones." He was for over forty years an elder in the Presbyterian church
and the land on which the Stevensville church was built, was given for
that purpose from the original farm of his grandfather. The land on which
the schoolhouse stands was also given by his grandfather. Before the church
at Stevensville was built the earlier members of his family went to Camptown
to worship in the old church at Merryall, called "the first church of Wyalusing."
In September, 1903, occurred the death of his good
wife, Abigail, who was indeed a help meet for him. It may be said that
this pair were a power for good in the community of Stevensville as well
as in the church. About the year 1913, he was bereft of his daughter Ruie
S. Hurst, who left a son, an infant named James Lacey Hurst, who resides
with his father in Maryland.
E. Lacey Stevens married for his second wife, Mrs.
Orpha Granger McCain, who resides with her children by a former marriage
in Scott's Bluff, Nebraska. He is also survived by his daughter, Eva S.
Belcher and husband and their two daughters, Harriet Abigail Belcher and
Mary Louise Belcher, of Auburn where he made his home and where he was
lovingly and tenderly cared for by his devoted daughter. "Blessed are they
who die in the Lord; from henceforth that they may rest from their labors
and their works do follow them." Rev. 14:13."
||STEVENS, Ella May, Oct 1864, Pike twnshp., Bradford, PA, 13 May 1933,
Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Camptown, Bradford, PA [wife of Frank Edward
Potter EASTABROOK, also above]
[Ella, Frank, children Mildred and Victor]
"Widely Known Woman is Taken" - Mrs. F. E. Eastabrook
Dies at Her Home in Stevensville - Mrs. F. E. Eastabrook, native of Stevensville
and a lifelong resident there, died at her home at 3:30 Saturday afternoon
after a short illness from pneumonia and complications.
She was 68 years old, having been the only daughter
of Jonathan B. and Sarah Rockwell Stevens. For years she has been one of
the best known residents of the southeastern part of the county.
She is survived by her husband; two children, Victor
of Binghamton (N.Y.) and Mrs. J. Andrew Morrow of Towanda; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock at the home in Stevensville. Burial will be at Camptown."
STEVENS, Harry S, 16 Jan 1866, ?, 6 Dec 1904, Philadelphia, Philadelphia,
PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"Died in Philadelphia on Dec. 6, Harry S., son of
Silas and Etta Stevens. Besides being the only son, he was almost the idol
of his parents. In his family he was kind and affectionate, and it may
be truly said, they were a happy family. This sudden bereavement is a terrible
blow to the sorrowing wife and children, and we can say they have the heartfelt
sympathy of our entire community. In the midst of health and happiness
he was attacked by a ruthless disease, which for the past few months baffled
the skill of the most eminent physicians. Besides his wife, father, mother
and sister, he leaves four daughters. The funeral was held at his old home
here Sunday at 12 o'clock. The sermon was preached by Rev. James Wilkes,
the pastor of the Presbyterian church of which he was a member." [Stevensville,
Bradford Co., PA]
OBITUARY2: "Jonathan B. Stevens, son of Henry and Martha
(Brink) was born at Stevensville, Pa. February, 18th, 1838. He had two
brothers Theodore and Arthur.
||STEVENS, Jonathan Brink, 18 Feb 1838, Stevensville, Bradford, PA, 16
Jan 1916, Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
OBITUARY1: "Jonathan B. Stevens, one of the best
known men in Eastern Bradford county, died at his home in Stevensville
yesterday morning about 9 o'clock, aged 76 years. He was a war veteran,
serving in the 141st P. V. I. He is survived by his widow, one daughter,
Mrs. F. E. Eastabrooks of Stevensville, and two grandchildren, Victor Eastabrooks,
and Mrs. J. A. Morrow of Towanda; also two brothers, Theodore and Arthur
Stevens of Stevensville. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock; interment in the Stevensville cemetery."
Jonathan Stevens was married to Miss Sarah Rockwell
May 1862. To them was born one daughter Ella wife of Frank Eastabrook of
Mr. Stevens lived his life of nearly four score
years in the immediate neighborhood of his birth. He had been in poor health
for some time past and with a brief sickness died on Sunday January 16,
His widow, daughter, two grandchildren, and two
great grand-children survive him.
The funeral services took place from his late home
on Tuesday 18th, and were conducted by the Rev. Milton Lewis Cook assisted
by Rev. W. E. Lewis. The burial was among the graves of his friends and
relatives of a lifetime.
Mr. Stevens was a member of the Presbyterian church
at Stevensville, and was of an old and honored family who have been residents
of the vicinity for many years. He was a soldier of the Union army for
a time.--Contributed" ["Volume 28. No. 38" on top of obituary]
STEVENS, Lynn D, 21 Feb 1861, Herrick, Bradford, PA, 26 Feb 1926, ,
Stevensville, Bradford, PA
OBITUARY1: "Lynn D. Stevens - On Sunday, Feb. 28,
at 2 p.m. funeral services for Lynn D. Stevens were held in the Stevensville
church, the Rev. J. F. Langton officiating. There was a large attendance
of friends and relatives. In addition to the members of the family, there
were present relatives of local residents and from Dallas, Pa., Middlebury,
Conn., Wyalusing and Camptown.
The interment was in the family plot in the Stevensville
Mr. Stevens had been ill through out autumn and
winter months, and was a patient sufferer. He died peacefully about 3:30
a.m., Friday, Feb. 26th.
Mr. Stevens, who spent almost his entire life in
Pike township was unusually esteemed as a citizen, a friend and neighbor
and was known to be a devoted husband and father. He was born in Herrick
township February 21, 1861, son of Theodore and Clarissa Canfield. He was
married Sept. 25, 1901, to Grace Bradshaw. Of this union, one child Esther,
was born. There survive him besides Mrs. Stevens and daughter, two brothers,
E. G. Stevens of Dallas, Pa., and Ira N. Stevens of Middlebury, Conn.,
and a sister, Mrs. Elnore Boyd of Camptown"
OBITUARY2: "L. D. Stevens died at his home in Stevensville
February 26, aged 65 years. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February
28, at the Stevensville church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Stevensville."
STEVENS, Mark Allison, , , [died] 27 Sep [?], Brooklyn, Kings, NY, Stevensville,
"Mark Allison Stevens, 57 years old, died at the
home of his daughter Mrs. D. K. Antrim in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 9 a.m. September
27. He is survived by four sons: Allison K. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Cecil H.
of Camden, N.J.; Theodore R., of Dallas, Texas; James M. of Camptown [Bradford
Co., PA]; three daughters: Mrs. D. K. Antrim of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. R.
F. Elliott of Camptown, PA; Miss Marion Stevens of Lake Placid, N.Y.; also
three brothers: Cecil H. of Missoula, Mont.; Frank J. of Scranton, [PA];
Olin H. of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held this Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. R. F. Elliott in Camptown, with burial
at Stevensville." [Bradford Co., PA]
STEVENS, Silas W, 5 Jul 1830, LeRaysville, Bradford, PA, 8 Jun 1913,
Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"Silas W. Stevens died Sunday night at 7 o'clock
at his home in Stevensville, aged 83 years. Deceased was born near LeRaysville,
and when 4 years old moved to Stevensville with his parents, where the
rest of his life was spent. He was the last of nine children [to live],
and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Warren Lake of Stevensville. Mr.
Stevens was a charter member of the Stevensville Presbyterian church. The
town of Stevensville was named in honor of his parents, who were pioneer
settlers in that place. [Actually it was his father's uncles Nathan and
Col. Aden Stevens for whom Stevensville was named.] The funeral will be
held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house. Rev. M. L. Cook of
Merryall, assisted by Rev. Mr. Lewis of Stevensville, will conduct the
STEVENS, Simon Bolivar, 7 Apr 1828, Pike Twnshp, Bradford, PA, 26 Jan
1912, Factoryville, Wyoming, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"Simon Bolivar Stevens was born in Pike Township,
Bradford County, on April 7, 1828, and died at Factoryville, on January
26, 1912, aged 83 years, 9 months and 17 days.
When eight years old he, with his father, Nathan
Stevens, moved from their home near LeRaysville to Stevensville, where
the father died in 1861. In the same year, February 9, he was married to
Almira Maxfield. To them were born four sons, Frank Joel of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; Olin Howard of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mark Allison of Factoryville, and
Cecil Hiram of Missoula, Montana.
Leaving the old homestead at Stevensville, he went
with his family to Laurel Run, PA, in 1899. Three years later the family
removed to Kingston. In 1907, he with his wife went to live with their
son Mark at Factoryville, where they remained until death claimed them.
Mrs. Stevens died on December 31, 1911, and was
buried in the family plot at Stevensville on January 3. Mr. Stevens returned
to Factoryville and was apparently in good health until one week before
his death when he took a cold which developed into pneumonia and caused
his death. The funeral services were conducted at the house on Saturday,
January 27, by Rev. B. F. Johns of the Factoryville M. E. church, and at
the Presbyterian church at Stevensville, Sunday, January 28, by the pastor,
Rev. J. S. Wilkes, with interment in the Stevensville cemetery by the side
of his late wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevens celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary on February 9, 1911. Besides the children above mentioned,
Mr. Stevens is survived by one brother, Silas W. Stevens of Stevensville."
STEVENS, Theodore, 1836, , 26 Jan 1920, Stevensville, Bradford, PA,
Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"Aged Stevensville Resident is Found Dead in his
Bed - Theodore Stevens, 84 years old, was found dead in bed at his home
near Stevensville in Pike township yesterday morning. Death was caused
by heart disease. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clarissa A. Stevens; one
brother, Arthur G. Stevens of Stevensville; and the following children:
L. D. Stevens of Stevensville, Elwin G. Stevens of Dallas, Pa., Ira W.
Stevens of Middlebury, Conn., and Mrs. Elnora Boyd of Lime Hill; besides
Funeral services will be held at the home of his
son, L. D. Stevens, Thursday, January 29, at 1 o'clock p.m., the Rev. Mowatt
officiating, and interment will be made at Stevensville."
|WHITE, Adelia Marie, Abt 12 Sep 1821, , , NY, 26 Jan 1890, Pike twnshp.,
Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA [wife of Nathan ROCKWELL]
[dau. Sarah Cathyrn & Adelia]
"At her home near Stevensville, Jan. 26, 1890. Mrs.
Adelia M., widow of Nathan Rockwell, aged 68 years. Mrs. Rockwell was a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 38 years, was much beloved
and will be greatly missed in the community."
||WHITE, Lucy Maria, 2 Oct 1860, , 12 Feb 1929, Cold Creek, Bradford,
PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA [wife of Eugene A DONLEY]
"Mrs. Lucy Donley, of Cold Creek, died
on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, at her home, at that place, at the age
of 68 years. She died following a lingering illness of a complication of
Mrs. Donley was a life-long resident of Cold Creek
and was well and favorably known on that place.
Funeral services will be held at her late home on
Friday, February 15th, at 1 o'clock, with services at the Stevensville
church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made at Stevensville."
WHITE, Melvin L., 21 Feb 1846, Middletown Twnshp, Susquehanna, PA,
26 Mar 1916, Stevensville, Bradford, PA, Stevensville, Bradford, PA
"Melvin L. White - Died Sunday, March 26 - Aged
70 Years - After an illness of two years, Melvin White of Stevensville,
Pa., died at his home on Sunday, March 26, 1916. The immediate cause
of his death was liver and heart trouble which confined him to his home
for the past two months. He was a son of George and Electra (Brister) White
and was born in Middletown township, Susquehanna Co., Pa., February 21
1846. On July 3, 1871 he was united in marriage to Maggie Miller of Herrick,
Pa., and to them were born five children; Mrs. Ned Coolbaugh of Prattville,
Mrs. Sadie Ash, Mrs. Lara Bender and Miss Edith at home and George White
of Camptown. The deceased was one of the prominent citizens in that section
and was respected by all. The funeral service will be held, Wednesday,
March 29 at 2 o'clock at his late home and the burial will be made at Stevensville."
WILKES, James S, , , , Jun 1913, Bellefonte, Center, PA, [BELOVED MINISTER
OF BRADFORD COUNTY]
"Rev. James S. Wilkes, formerly of Stevensville,
died yesterday morning at a hospital in Bellefonte, Center county, Pa.
Deceased was for eleven years pastor of the Rushville and Stevensville
Presbyterian churches, and was well and favorably known in the Eastern
part of the county. Death was due to Bright's disease which developed an
attack of grip. Mr. Wilkes was about 45 years of age, and was ordained
into the ministry and installed as pastor at Stevensville eleven years
ago. He moved to Milesburg, Center county, last October. Besides his widow
he is survived by four children, Hattie, William, Thomas and Robert, all
at home; also three brothers and four sisters."
ZEILE, Anna Frances, 28 Nov 1892, Ashtabula, Ashtabula, OH, 19 Nov
1980, Massena, St. Lawrence, NY, Camptown, Bradford, PA [wife of Victor
"Anne Z. Eastabrook Rites Held - MASSENA - The funeral
for Mrs. Anne Z. Eastabrook, 87, Laurel Terrace, retired teacher and house
mother who died Wednesday morning in Highland Nursing Home, was held at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Memorial Home.
Rev. George Easter, rector at St. John's Episcopal
church, officiated. Burial will be Friday in Camptown, Pa. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Elizabeth)
Hardy; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, David Zeile, and
two sisters, Miss Adelaide Zeile and Miss Mary Zeile, all of Bradenton,
Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1892, daughter
of George and Elizabeth Siering Zeile, she was graduated from Miami University
in Oxford, Ohio, and was married to Victor S. Eastabrook in June 1916 in
Mrs. Eastabrook was employed as a home economics
teacher in Ashtabula and at Lake Luzerne. She later worked in Potsdam as
a sorority house mother and had lived at Massena for the past 10 years."