Canton's "Midgets", Casper Weiss and wife. (Her name not
on label.) She was Queen Mabs in the Circus and opera.
Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Seventy One
From Clippings submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky from her grandmother's collection
|These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook.|
SPENCER-- Mrs. Elwood B. Spencer, 31, of 226 Poplar St., Towanda, died unexpectedly at her home early Saturday morning. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Smith of Granville and was born in Burlington. A graduate of Troy High School, she had been active in drives for Memorial Hospital and Red Cross. She had been an active worker in the Girl Scout movement and had been a den mother in Cub Scouts. For several years, she served as a practical nurse. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter Lana Jean, and a son, Thomas Delos, at home; her father and mother; her grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Troy; her grandfather, George Monroe of Granville; three sisters, Mrs. Jack McNett of Canton, Mrs. Harry Shedden of Granville and Mrs. Eloise Smith of Burlington; two brothers, Henry Monroe of Granville and Albert Monroe of Milan; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at the Archer Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 o’clock with Rev. Harry P. Farr officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. – Date: Oct. 17, 1960
SHAFFER – Carbon monoxide poisoning caused the death yesterday afternoon of George W. Shaffer, 50, of Black (Towanda RD 5). Mr. Shaffer was working on his car in the garage with the door of the building closed and the motor of the automobile running. He had been under the car, and apparently realizing that he was being overcome by the poisonous gas fumes, managed to get in the front seat and turn off the ignition. There his body was found by his wife.
Dr. W. A. Redding was called but all efforts to resuscitate Mr. Shaffer were unavailing. Coroner Gerald Vickery of Troy pronounced death due to accidental asphyxiation. George Shaffer was born Nov. 16, 1907, in Overton, the son of William and Lena Heiple Shaffer. He was a member of the Union Corners Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Florence; a son, John, at home; three daughters, Gail, Ann and Sheila, all at home; three brothers, Raymond of Monroeton, Omar of Overton and Bernard of Forksville; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Mack of Endicott, Mrs. Eugene Huffsmith of Endicott, Mrs. Leonard Schoonover and Mrs. Matt Stanley, both of Vestal Center, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. The body will be moved from the Maryott Funeral Home to the family residence late Thursday morning and will be taken to the Union Corners Methodist Church Saturday at 1 p.m. for funeral services at 2:00. Rev. Robert Darling will officiate. DATE – Nov. 26, 1957
MILLER – Frank S. Miller, well known East Towanda real estate agent and veteran of World Wars 1 and 2, died suddenly at his home yesterday afternoon following an asthmatic attack. His death, totally unexpected, came as a great shock to his family and many friends.
Frank Miller was 64 years of age, having been born Nov. 25, 1893, at Piermont, N.Y., the son of Frank A and Frances Saxe Miller. Before moving to East Towanda four years ago, he made his home in Wyausing. He served in the Navy for 32 years, encompassing the two World Wars and retired with the rank of lieutenant. Since locating in this community, Mr. Miller, with his wife, operated the Miller Real Estate Agency which was most successful.
He was a member of Wyalusing Post No. 534 of the American Legion and while in Wyalusing was an active member of the Rainbow Club. He was also a member of the Wysox Chamber of Commerce and of Christ Church Episcopal here.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Shaw Miller; two sons, Major Frank Miller, serving with the Army on Okinawa; John Miller of Corning; two daughters, Mrs. William Keeler of Wyalusing and Mrs. Harold Doran of State College; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Dana A. Miller of Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Miss Grace E. Miller of Bronx, N.Y., and Mrs. Herman Olsen of Haddom, Conn; two nieces.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at Christ Church with Rev. Robert H. Wellner officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the grave by the Wyalusing Legion Post. Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home, York Avenue, Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 and in the evening from 7 to 9. DATE: Nov. 26, 1957
HENRY -- Mrs. Esther V. Henry, 92, of Canton RD 1, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Packard, on Saturday. She was the widow of William S. Henry. Mrs. Henry was born in Mehoopany on Jan. 3, 1870, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wintermute.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Champluvier and Mrs. Mary Packard of Canton RD 1; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton this Wednesday at 1 pm. The Rev. Owen Barrett, a retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Hill cemetery in Mehoopany.
MASON – JuliaE. Mason, 86, formerly of 214 Willow St., Athens, died at the Jennings Convalescent Home here Saturday morning after an extended illness. She was born in Driftwood and spent most of her life in Athens. She was the widow of James D. Mason, Jr. and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Rose Marie Hause of Warren, Mrs. Zoe Coenig of San Francisco, Mrs. Iva Hull of Lancaster and Mrs. Florence Diatel of Allentown; a son, James G. of Waverly; a sister, Mrs. Emma Fosmer of Coudersport; a brother, Albert Moate of Driftwood; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, where friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock and where services will be held Tuesday at 3:15 with the Rev. Paul E. Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. DATE: June 22, 1959
STEELE – Dr. James M. Steele of Sayre Dies while on Philadelphia Trip. Dr. Steele was born Dec. 27, 1904, in Auburn, NY. Dr. Steele was graduated from Auburn High School and took his pre-medical studies at Syracuse University.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Vreeland Steele; one daughter, Mrs. Henry R. Bungay of Indianapolis and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.
DATE: December 1, 19??
SAGE – Funeral Mass for Mrs. Catherine P. Sage of Towanda and Powell was held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the SS Peter and Paul Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Griffin officiating. Interment was in SS Peter and Paul cemetery, North Towanda. Pallbearers were George Carberry, Joseph Thompson, Joseph Palendino, Paul Lane, Richard Harshberger and Lloyd Splain.
BENNETT – Funeral services for Mrs. Luaraette C. Bennett of Monroeton, who died Sunday evening, will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LeRaysville. The Rev. R. A. Merrifield will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Meadows cemetery.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Emerson Kelley of LeRoy, Mrs. Alice Tillotson of Monroeton, Mrs. Edgar Chubbuck of Potterville and Miss Blanche Bennett of Monroeton; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Coleman of Stevensville RD; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clark Warner of Rush and Mrs. Charles Hicks of LeRaysville RD; four brothers, George and Carl Coleman of Stevensville RD, Fay of Ford Street and Guy of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews.
BEAHAN – Mrs. Eleanor M. Beahan, wife of George E. Beahan of 110 Bridge Street, died Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Marie Foyle Nursing Home on South Main Street. She was 79 years of age and had been in failing health for a long period. Mrs. Beahan had resided in Towanda for 26 years and was held in high regard throughout the community.
Born in Antrim, Pa., Mrs. Beahan was the daughter of John and Anna Bradley Kane. She moved to Corning, N.Y. in childhood and married George E. Beahan there on July 17, 1907. Four years ago she and Mr. Beahan observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a delightful family gathering here. In 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Beahan and their children moved from Corning to Canton, this county. They then moved from Canton to Sayre where they resided for about five years, coming to Towanda in 1935. This has been their home ever since.
She was a member of the SS Peter and Paul Church here and of its Altar & Rosary Society. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons, Jack Beahan of Sayre; Lt. Col. Willard J. Beahan of Bangor, Me., and Capt. Bradley F. Beahan of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany; a daughter, Mary, who is Mrs. Paul Kellogg of Marietta, Ga; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anna Guertin, of Elmira; a number of nieces and nephews. (Handwritten date…Nov. 29, 1961)
STALFORD – Mrs. Verna Stalford, 81, of Weston (Monroeton RD 1) died at her home Nov. 28. She was the widow of Joseph Stalford. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue with burial in the Powell cemetery. (Handwritten date….Nov. 29, 1961)
JOHNSON – Funeral services for Homer Johnson of Towanda were held Sunday afternoon at the Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Maurice J. Hart, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church here, officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at Hornbrook.
Pallbearers were James Meredith, Lewis Lossinger, Sol Spitulnik, Andrew Carola, Fred Scott and Rex Glosenger. On Saturday night at 8 o’clock, the Towanda Aerie of Eagles, of which the deceased was a member, conducted memorial services at the funeral home.
WIGGINS – Otto O. Wiggins of Monroeton, an employee of the Sylvania Electric Products Co., well known musician and very active in sports projects in the area, suffered a fatal heart attack Sunday morning at his home. He was 53 years of age.
Mr. Wiggins was born Jan. 28, 1907, in West Franklin, the son of Charles H. and Grace Crofut Wiggins. After graduating from Monroeton High School, he entered Towanda High School and was graduated with the Class of 1926. Two years later he graduated from Beckley College at Harrisburg then entered the service of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. He left state employment in 1951 to go with the Sylvania Corporation here, being employed by Sylvania until the time of his passing.
Otto was very well known as a musician—a good musician. His instrument was the Sausaphone, and he played in many bands, starting with the Monroeton Boy Scout Band of 1921.
Mr. Wiggins was a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F & AM, at Monroeton, the Monroeton Methodist Church, and Bradford Lodge No. 167, IOOF, of Towanda.
Surviving are two sons, Robert, serving with the U.S. Navy, and David, a student at Mansfield State College; a daughter, Joanne, at home; a brother, Otho, of Monroeton; a sister, Mrs. Willard S. Campbell of Hudson, Ohio; two nephews and four nieces.
The body will be taken to the Monroeton Methodist Church on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for services at 2. Rev. Burton Williams, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Christian Church cemetery, Franklin. The Odd Fellows will hold memorial services at the Maryott Funeral Home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and the Masons there Tuesday evening at 8. (Handwritten date Oct. 9, 1960)
CAMPHUIS – Amelia Welles Camphuis of 507 Second Street died Friday at the Troy Community Hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday, Nov. 2.
Mrs. Camphuls was born in Towanda May 25, 1881, daughter of the late Charles Page Welles and Nellie Best Welles. She was graduated from Towanda High School in 1899 and from St. Margaret’s School in Buffalo. In 1907 she was married to Philip A. Hutchins of Boston, after which they lived in Chicuahua, Mexico, until the Pancho Villa revolution brought them back to the States.
As Mrs. Hutchins, she was active in the woman’s suffrage movement of Pennsylvania. The first meeting in this county was held in the home of her mother, also an active suffragist, at 16 York Ave. Mrs. Hutchins and the late Mrs. Frank Hagerman organized every woman’s suffrage unit in the county and the first one in Sullivan County.
She was county chairman of Women’s Work, during the First World War, when women were replacing men who were in the war. In 1927 she married George A. Camphuls, a British mining engineer. There were no children of this marriage. Mrs. Camphuis was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and was a charter member of the Towanda Garden Club.
Surviving Mrs. Camphuis are her daughter and son by her first marriage, Mrs. Mary Welles Pashkoff of Evansville, Ind., and Philip Welles, who changed his name legally from Philip Hutchins in 1938; a niece, Mrs. Virginia Page Martin of Glen Ridge, N.J.; two nephews, Frederick W. Page of Glen Ridge, N.J., and C. Welles Little of Hagerstown, Md. Her adopted son, Schuyler Lawrence, died Sept. 19, 1959.
Funeral services will be held at the Archer Funeral Home on Monday at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Robert H. Wellner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. (Handwritten date Nov. 21, 1959)
BROWN – LeRaysville firemen Tuesday morning recovered the bodies of Mrs. Edwin Brown, 32, and her daughter, Sandra, 8, who burned to death in their Centerville home Monday night. Mrs. Brown’s body was found about 4 o’clock Tuesday morning after firemen had cooled the embers of the house sufficiently to make a search. The little girl’s body was discovered about 10 o’clock, beneath debris near where her mother was found.
Authorities said Mr. and Mrs. Brown were in the kitchen of their home about 11 o’clock when Mrs. Brown smelled smoke. She opened the stair door to the second floor to investigate and found the entire area afire. Their six children were asleep up there. She ran upstairs and brought their young twins down and gave them to her husband, who carried them to the family car outside. The Browns had a ladder standing at one second floor window and Mrs. Brown brought three more children there, where her husband carried them to safety. She returned for their daughter, Sandra, but was apparently overcome before she could return to the window.
As Mr. Brown was carrying the fifth child down the ladder, it broke, throwing him to the ground. He received a bad ankle sprain. Sgt. Sterling Snowden, fire marshal from the Wyoming State police barracks, and LeRaysville Fire Chief Harold Williams investigated the tragedy. They were unable to determine the exact cause of the fire, but indicated that it might have been caused electrically. The loss was estimated by Chief Williams at $10,000.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband; five children, Bonnie, Fran, Jan, Dale and Frank; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kingsley of Standing Stone; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Jayne of Towanda, three brothers, Burton of Burlington; Elwell and George of Standing Stone.
Joint funeral services will be held at the Standing Stone Methodist Church Friday at 2 o’clock with Rev. Alan Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Standing Stone cemetery. (Handwritten date 11/20/1961)
STREEVY – Mrs. Alzada Streevy, aged 87, of Monroeton died Tuesday afternoon at the Marie Foyle Nursing Home here. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Streevy was the widow of Fred Streevy and was held in high regard in her home community. She was born Jan. 27, 1872 at Liberty Corners, the daughter of Cornelious and Amelia Barnes Johnson. She was a member of the Monroeton Methodist Church. Surviving are three nephews and four nieces. Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue this evening from 7 to 9. The remains will be taken to the Monroeton Methodist Church on Thursday at 1 o’clock for funeral services at 2. Rev. Edgar W. Sabin will officiate and interment will be in the Monroeton cemetery.
CROWL – Mrs. Stella M. Crowl, 87, of New Albany died at the Fulkrod Nursing Home, Mehoopany, Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness. She was born in Overton, the daughter of the late John and Maria Crandall Strevy, and was the widow of William A. Crowl.
Mrs. Crowl was a member of the New Albany Baptist Church. She spent most of her life in Bradford County, having lived at various times in Overton, Wyalusing and Browntown. She is survived by a son, Albert, of Linesville R.D..; daughter, Mrs. Conrey Hoffman of Wyalusing R.D.; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Bender of Spencer, N.Y., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Norman Wheeler, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Zion Evangelical Lutheran cemetery, Dushore. (Handwritten date Oct. or Nov. 1961)
BLACK -- Miss Martha D. Black of 503 Third Street, one of this community’s most highly regarded women, died yesterday morning at the Jennings Nursing Home here at the age of 93. She had been in failing health for some time.
Miss Black was born in Towanda, Sept. 5, 1865, the daughter of Oscar A. and Martha Wickham Black. Following her graduation from the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute here, she entered the employ of the Dayton Milling Co. and remained in the service of that concern in the capacity of bookkeeper until 1945 when she retired. When she entered the milling company’s employ, its founder, the late George A. Dayton, was operating the business and when she ceased her employment there his sons and grandsons were in charge, all breaking into the office routine under her tutelage. She was very thorough in her work, being content with none but the best efforts, and was long remembered by her associates at the mill for her loyalty and her co-operation.
Surviving are two nieces, Miss Helen W. Black of Abington, Pa., and Miss Ruth D. Black of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; a nephew, John Stewart Black, of Sky Top, Pa.,; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Stewart Black of Abington; four great nieces and a great nephew. A sister, Mrs. Mable Green, and two brothers, J. Stewart Black and Alvin W. Black, preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Archer Funeral Home Chestnut St. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry Porter Farr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. (Handwritten date May 4, 1959)
WELCH – Eugene B. Welch, 52, of Wysox died at his home yesterday afternoon after a short illness. He was a native of Towanda, attended St. Agnes High School, and was formerly employed as a meat cutter in various stores in this vicinity. Mr. Welch was a member of SS. Peter & Paul’s Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Welch of Towanda; a daughter, Mrs. David Shaw, Jr. of Sayre; two sons Gerald F. of Arlington, Va., and Eugene B., Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; his mother, Mrs. Agatha Welch of Leonardtown, Md.; four sisters, Sister Mary Rosamond, R.S.M>, St. Mary’s Hospital, Scranton, Sister Mary Anne, R.S.M., St. Martin of Tours Convene, Bethpage, L. I., Mrs. Louis Downs of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Mrs. Bertram Mattingly of Leonardtown, Md.; six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Archer Funeral Home at 9 o’clock Thursday morning with Requiem Mass at SS. Peter & Paul Church at 9:30. Burial will be in SS. Peter & Paul cemetery, North Towanda. (Handwritten date 5/5/1961)
BETTS – Noble Nathaniel Betts, member of one of Towanda’s better known families and long active in community life, died at 12:30 o’clock this Monday morning at the Jennings Nursing Home. He had been in ill health for several years. His grandfather, N.N. Betts, helped to found the First National Bank of Towanda.
In his younger days following graduation from Towanda High School, Mr. Betts traveled with a minstrel show and all his life took part in home talent productions here. For years he was employed in the old Passage Shoe Store and in late years had been with Hoffman’s House of Fashion until he became ill. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Union Lodge F. & A. M. , of which he was Worshipful Master in 1924; Northern Commandery Knights Templar and Union Chapter No. 161 Royal Arch Masons, of which he was High Priest in 1921.
Surviving are three sons, Harry of Troy, and Noble and Knighton of Towanda; and several grandchildren. The body was removed to the Maryott Funeral Home. (Handwritten date 7/28/1958)
BURLEIGH – David Burleigh, 30, of Elmira, a former resident of Towanda, was killed yesterday when the tractor-trailer he was operating ran off Route 11 four miles south of New Milford and plunged through a guard rail down a 40-foot embankment into a muddy pond.
State Police used a winch and wrecker to haul the trailer off the tractor in order to extricate his body from the cab. He was returning to Elmira after delivering a shipment of material to Dunmore for the Eastern Freight Ways, Inc. The trailer was partially submerged atop the tractor with the nose of the latter buried in mud. The pond is 10 feet deep and was covered with a thin sheet of ice at the spot where the vehicle hit the water.
Susquehanna County Coroner Stuart Holmes, of Jackson, took charge of the body pending a report of the cause of death. He said the fatality probably will be listed as an accidental death.
David Burleigh was very well known in Towanda, as he and his family had lived here for several years until last summer when they moved to Elmira. His wife, the former Mildred Wilbur, operated a beauty shop here for a number of years. He was a former employee of Sylvania Electric Products Inc., and was also associated with his father, E. L. Burleigh, of Hornbrook, in the contracting business. He attended school in Ulster and was a graduate of Towanda High School. He was a member of Post No. 42 American Legion, the Towanda Methodist Church, and the Naiad-Linta Fire Co.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, David and Dale, twins, Jimmy, Laureen and Joe; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Burleigh of Hornbrook; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Thomson of Japan and Mrs. Helen Coe of East Smithfield.
WHITFORD – William S. Whitford, 34, of 754 E. Fifth St., a city fireman, was fatally injured last night in a two-car collision at W. Washington Ave. and Magee St.
The accident occurred at 10:50, according to Police Identification Officer M. Lynn Brunner. The victim was a passenger in an auto driven by his brother, Charles D. Whitford, 22, of 536 Franklin St. Horseheads. The Whitford car, going south on Magee, was hit on the left side by an auto driven by William Tupiczak of the River Rd., Elmira RD 1, Brunner said. It skidded, twisting to the left.
The victim was thrown loose as the car tipped on its right side over the curb at the southwest corner. The Tupiczak car, heading west on Washington Ave., turned to the left, skidding, but no one was seriously injured. Mr. Tupiczak and his wife, Mrs. Janett Tupiczak, 25, were bruised slightly.
According to Officer Brunner, Charles Whitford, the driver, said he did not see the stop sign at the intersection. Both cars were going between 25 and 30 miles per hour. Charles Whitford also escaped serious injury, suffering only bruises. The mortally injured man was partially pinned beneath the rear of the auto. Tupiczak, together with a group of spectators, who had gathered, pushed the wrecked car aside to free William Whitford.
The Northside Ambulance, summoned to the scene, took the victim to Arnot-Ogden Hospital, but he was dead on arrival. Death was attributed to a fractured skull. It was the fifth auto accident death on Elmira streets this year. There have been 13 in Chemung County, outside the city.
MARCY – Walter E. Marcy, proprietor of the Marcy Hotel in Monroeton, suffered a fatal heart attack on Thursday evening at about 8:30 o’clock while seated in a chair in his home watching television. He was 57 years old. Mr. Marcy’s death was totally unexpected, as he had had no previous heart attack so far as his family or friends knew, and had been in unusually good health of late.
Walter Marcy was born in Towanda on Feb. 5, 1903, the son of Lannie and Johanna Ryan Marcy. He graduated from Monroeton High School, Cronk’s Business College in Towanda and Lock Haven State Teachers College and then taught school for four terms—first at Kellogg, then at Warren Center and then in Lycoming County.
In 1932, due to the ill health of his father, he gave up his own personal plans and joined his father in the operation of the Marcy Hotel in Monroeton. Upon his father’s death in 1941, he continued the business in his own name, operating it successfully up to the present time. Last fall, he was one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for the office of Bradford County Sheriff.
He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Church here; the Towanda Aerie of Eagles and the Moose Lodge at Canton.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Drislane whom he married Aug. 20, 1929; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Watkins of Monroeton; a brother, Leo, of Dushore; a sister, Mrs. Wilfred Smith of White Plains, N.Y., two grandchildren. The body was moved to the Maryott Funeral Home here. (October 7, can’t read year)
PUTNAM – Mrs. Mabel G. Putman, 74, of Towanda, died Sunday morning at the Robert Packer hospital where she had been a patient since taken ill on Aug. 2.
Mrs. Putnam, who lived at 236 Poplar Street, was born at Woodside, Pa., April 7, 1885. Most of her life was spent in Towanda where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and its missionary society. Her husband, Orville Putnam, died in 1934. For the past several years Mrs. Putnam has been on the nursing staff of the Jennings Convalescent Home in Towanda.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Huntley of Athens; one son, Robert of Towanda; a grandson, Larry at home; granddaughter, Mrs. Sally P. Jurnack of Somerville, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Archer Funeral Home in Towanda Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harry Farr officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o’clock today. (Handwritten date Aug. 9, 1959)
SCHRANN – Mrs. Harrietta Schrann of Wyalusing died early yesterday morning at the Jennings Convalescent Home, Towanda. She was born Sept. 3, 1872, and was the widow of Lewis Schrann.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald C. McCarty of Wyalusing, and a son, Elmer of Wyalusing; three grandchildren, Mrs. M. James Bahl of Cortland, Mrs. Paul J. Lemon of Endwell and Mrs. William Lutz of Wyalusing; seven great grandchildren.
Mrs. Schrann was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church, the Live Wire Class the WSCS and the Daughters of America. Funeral services will be held at the Tiffany Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Theodore Stone officiating. Burial will be in Wyalusing cemetery. (Handwritten date 3/30/1958)
BRESEE – H. Kent Bresee, esteemed Towanda businessman and president of the Borough Council, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Community Hospital here. Mr. Bresee had been in failing health for some time but few realized the seriousness of his condition, as he had been able to take care of his duties at the Dye & Bresee hardware store, which he managed and also carried on his functions as head of the Borough Council. Last Saturday afternoon, however, he was forced to leave the store and return home. His condition became progressively worse and late Tuesday he was removed to the Community Hospital where the end came quietly yesterday.
Kent Bresee was born in Towanda Nov. 13, 1880, the son of W.J. and Ella Chase Bresee. He received his formal education in the public schools here, including Towanda High School, and then entered the employ of a lumbering firm in Canada and Maine. In 1898, he returned to Towanda to join the staff of the Dye & Bresee Hardware Co. store, of which his father was one of the founders, and remained with the store until his death. The business is 85 years old, and of that period Kent Bresee was associated with it for 58 years, being one of the best-known hardware men in Northern Pennsylvania.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Joseph of Towanda, and a brother, Chester, of Ulster RD. The body is at the Maryott Funeral Home, York Avenue, where friends may call after 2 o’clock this afternoon. Funeral services will be held there Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Robert Sutton, rector of Christ Church. (Handwritten date Thurs. Nov. 1, 1956)
MOORE – John Jay Moore of 24 Locust Avenue, prominent in business and civic circles here since 1930 and vice president of the First National Bank of Sayre, died Wednesday afternoon at about 1 o’clock at the Tioga General Hospital, Waverly. Mr. Moore’s death was very sudden and totally unexpected. He and Mrs. Moore had gone to Carlisle, Pa., to spend the weekend with their daughter, Polly and her family. He was taken ill there on Sunday, but seemed to be improving and returned home. Yesterday morning, he suffered a relapse and Mrs. Moore took him to the hospital in Waverly and he died in his room there not long after being admitted.
When he left here for Carlisle, Mr. Moore appeared to be in his usual health, and throughout last week had been engaged in his customary activities in the community. Word of his passing came as a distinct shock to his many friends for they had known nothing of any illness.
Mr. Moore was born Dec. 13, 1897, at Syracuse, the son of Dr. John Jay Moore and Emma Bethell Moore. He studied art and the theater in New York City during his early manhood, and during World War I served in the U.S. Navy. On Feb. 17, 1927, he married Miss Cassandana Page of Athens. Three years later they moved to Towanda and this has been there home ever since.
When he came to Towanda, Mr. Moore at first operated a retail florist shop located at the southwest corner of Poplar and Main Streets. He purchased the business from Leo Rockwell and it was known as Moore’s Floral Shop. Later he disposed of this project and established the Sample Shop at 402 Main Street, handling women’s apparel and accessories. In conjunction with this business, he also operated a similar shop at Sayre. The Sayre business was discontinued some time ago but the Towanda shop is still in operation.
Mr. Moore contributed much of his time and energy to civic and cultural projects in his home community. His considerable talents in art and theatrical matters were employed in the establishment of a little theater group here and at Lake Wesauking that were very popular for a considerable period. He also possessed a high degree of talent as a painter, to which works in both oil and water colors in his home testify, as do paintings in the chapel at Christ Church which are the products of his skill. He was president of the Towanda Chamber of Commerce at one time and also served as disaster chairman for the Bradford County Chapter of the Red Cross at the time of severe floods in the Williamsport and Wyoming Valley areas when much assistance from this section was demanded.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church here, being a former vestryman and treasurer; was a member of Rural Amity Lodge, F. & A. M. at Athens, and the Scottish Rite bodies here and the Consistory at Williamsport, 32nd Degree. During World War II he served on the county Ration Board here and was a member of Towanda Post No. 42.
HITCHCOCK – Mrs. Theron Hitchcock, 69, of Stevensville RD 1, died yesterday at her home. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Floyd of Stevensville RD, Normal of Pittston and Clifford of Wysox; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Waterman and Mrs. Hazel Reynolds and Mrs. Mary Shaffer, all of Camptown; seven brothers, Chester Walker of Rushville, Francis of South Waverly, George of Montrose, Perry and Hubert of Camptown, Lyman of Wyalusing, William of Burlington; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will beheld at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LeRaysville, Friday at 2 o’clock with Rev. Darrel R. Shoop officiating. Burial will be in the East Herrick cemetery.
MYER – Miss Frances E. Myer, formerly of Athens who had been a patient at the Jennings Convalescent Home for the past 12 years, died Thursday at the Robert Packer Hospital at the age of 81.
Miss Myer was born in Towanda Oct. 12, 1878, the daughter of Charles M. and Franc Armstrong Myer. She spent much of her life in the teaching profession and for years taught at the Page school in Athens. She was forced to give up her teaching because of failing health and entered the Jennings Home here in 1947. During her long illness, she was remarkably patient and considerate. For much of the time she was totally blind.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Iles of New York City and Mrs. Helen Hayden of Philadelphia; a niece, Mrs. Roger Smith of Ulster; three nephews, Dr. Hallock F. Raup of Kent, Ohio, Robert B. Park of Moscow, Pa., and Richard Iles of Hartford, Conn.
Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral Home here Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. Frederick Price, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be in Tioga Point cemetery, Athens.
CROCKER – Sayre, Jan. 16.—Stanton G. Crocker, 59, died at the Bath Veterans Center last evening after being a patient there for several years. Born in Sayre, he attended the Sayre schools.
Mr. Crocker was a prominent Valley musician and was a former organist at the Church of Redeemer. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley System Shop Band and also a member of the local Musicians Union 645, and American Legion at Bath. He had played with several name bands throughout the country and served in World War I, stationed at Galveston, Texas, where he was of the U.S. Infantry Band.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. A. L. Staple of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Burns of East Athens and Mrs. Robert Crowley of Athens; several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. The body is at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens, where friends may call after 4 o’clock today until 10 o’clock Saturday when the body will be removed to the Church of the Redeemer for services at 11 o’clock with Rev. Albert Greene officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Athens American Legion 246 will conduct a military funeral.
TUTTLE – Donald Tuttle, 35, of North Towanda, was crushed to death Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock when he fell between a state highway department gravel truck and an oiler. The accident took place on the highway between Camptown and Wyalusing. Tuttle who has been employed by the highway department for several years, was stepping from the gravel truck to the oiler and fell between them. He was killed instantly.
The road at the point of the accident is very narrow. An investigation was conducted by Coroner Gerald Vickery of Troy and State Trooper Edward Bloomer of Towanda. Mr. Vickery stated no inquest was to be held.
Tuttle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tuttle of N. Towanda and in addition to them is survived by his wife and seven children. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet. (Handwrtten date 10/6/1950)
CHRISTOPHERS – Miss Harriet Christophers of 216 N. Main St., Towanda, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Jennings Nursing Home where she had been a patient for about a month. Although she had been seriously ill for some time following a heart attack, her death yesterday was totally unexpected.
Miss Christophers was a patient at Memorial Hospital for about six weeks before being moved to the Jennings Home. She had been in poor health ever since coming here more than four years ago to live with her sister, Mrs. Valeria C. VanGorder.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, she spent most of her life there. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raleigh. She trained for nursing at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, and worked at the profession until poor health forced her to retire. Besides Mrs. VanGorder, survivors are one niece, Mrs. Boyd Corliss of Washington, D.C.; and four nephews, Rev. John VanGorder of Kansas City, Mo., Steven VanGorder of Bridgeton, N.J., Frank Kaylor of Southern Pines, N.C., and Charles Kaylor of Tampa, Florida.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miller Funeral Home with burial in Ulster cemetery, Rev. Edgar W. Sabin, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Towanda, will officiate. NOTE: Pallbearers were Staley N. Clarke, Lyle Diltz, J. Stuart Essenwine and Robert Harris. (Handwritten date 7/31/1958)
McCLURE – While funeral services were arranged yesterday for Francis McClure, 37, of Weston, state police were continuing their investigation of the accident at Monroeton which killed him Monday night.
It was learned that another car may have been indirectly involved and Trooper Anthony Walsh said the name of the driver has been learned and he will be questioned There were reports all day that racing might have preceded the crash of the McClure car into a tree in front of the Joseph Baker home, but Trooper Walsh said as yet there has been no confirmation. The young man who will be questioned was in a fatal crash blamed on racing a few years ago.
It was indicated last night that no arrests will be made at least until after the McClure funeral which will be held at the Monroeton Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Burton S. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.
Meanwhile, state police conferred with District Attorney Maurice L. Epstein regarding possible charges. If Leon McClure, driver of the car, was violating some law at the time of the accident, he could be charged with involuntary manslaughter, but as yet nothing has been decided.
Leon McClure escaped with a cut lip, but Paul and Robert Allen, brothers living near the McClures in the Weston area south of Monroeton, are still in very serious condition at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. They were taken there Monday night in the Towanda and Wysox ambulances. Robert has a fractured right leg and left ankle. Paul has a fractured left arm and possible head injuries and both are suffering from shock.
Leon McClure and Paul Allen went into the U.S. Army together some weeks ago and both have been home on furlough after completing basic training. They were due to leave for return to camp yesterday. The Allens and the elder McClure were so fast in the wreckage of the car it took about three-quarters of an hour to pry them out
Mr. McClure, a carpenter by trade, was 37 years old. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Leon and Francis Jr., at home; two daughters, Rosanna and Sandra Lee, at home; his mother, Mrs. Comley Bellows of Rummerfield and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
STROUD – Leon Stroud, 21, of Monroeton dies in Freak Mishap.
A Monroeton RD 1 youth was killed instantly Saturday night about 11 o’clock in a freak accident that saw his car flattened to the pavement by another near Fox Chase Farms a mile and a half south of Towanda on Route 220. Two other youths were slightly injured.
Dead is: Leon R. (Dick) Stroud, 21 year old son of Leon Stroud and Norma Shaw Stroud Roberts. Injured were: John Gardner, 19 of Monroeton RD 1, driver of the car in which Stroud was riding. He sustained an injury to his left arm, John Hillyard, 20, of 155 William street, Towanda, another passenger with Gardner, who suffered an injury to his spine Both were x-rayed and treated and the Robert Packer Hospital and released.
They were in a Chevrolet that was crushed by an Oldsmobile driven by Leonard Benjamin, 21, of Monroeton RD 1, who purchased the second-had car that afternoon at 4 o’clock. Riding with Benjamin were Richard Lane, 22, Monroeton RD, Joseph McKerman, 20, of 217 ½ Main street, Towanda, and Richard Johnson, 21, of South Towanda. They sustained minor injuries and were treated at Towanda Memorial Hospital.
Stroud was employed by the J. W. Cummings Well Drilling company and from 1955 to 1957 served in the U.S. army with the 526th AAA Missile Battalion. Besides his parents, one brother Donald, at home; and his paternal grandfather, John Shaw of Monroeton, survive. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 at the Monroeton Presbyterian Church, Rev. Harry P. Farr, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Monroeton cemetery. Handwritten date May 31, 1958)
DARROW – Mrs. Martha Ward, 87, of Troy, widow of Lloyd A. Darrow of Fairview, died Wednesday, March 15 (1961). Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with burial in Hilton cemetery.
FLEMING – James Fleming, 57, of 104 Pratt Ave., died Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held at SS Peter & Paul Church with a Requiem Mass Friday morning at 9:30. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven cemetery, Luthers Mills. (March 1961)
WATSON – Athens—Mrs. Catherine Watson died at the Jennings Nursing Home, Towanda, Friday morning at 8:50 o’clock after a long illness. She was 93 years of age. Before her residence at the nursing home, she lived at 408 Wells Avenue, Athens.
She was the widow of James Watson, who died in 1939. He had operated a tailor shop in Athens for about 50 years. Born in Scotland, Mrs. Watson had lived in the Valley for about 70 years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens.
Surviving are one son, James Watson, Jr., of Athens; three grandsons, four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, where friends may call.
KALO – Carla Kalo, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Kalo of Monroeton, was seriously injured Sunday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock when she was struck by an automobile operated by Michael T. Elchak of Monroeton.
The accident happened in Monroeton when the little girl, according to reports, darted in the path of the Elchak car. Mr. Elchak said he was going at about 15 miles an hour. The little girl was taken to the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where she was found to have sustained a compound fracture of the right leg, concussion of the brain and possible internal injuries. (Handwritten date Dec. 14, 1959)
CONRAD – Mrs. Rose Conrad, 79, of Ford St. died Sunday morning. Friends may call at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LeRaysville, anytime. Burial in Forks cemetery, Rushville. (Date – Dec. 1959)
SAGE – Mrs. Catherine P. Sage, aged 77, widow of Grover Sage, of Powell, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Sunday afternoon. For several years she had been a patient at the Jennings Nursing Home here. Mrs. Sage was born May 13, 1881, at Auburn, N.Y., the daughter of George and Carrie Baker Jones.
She was a member of the SS Peter and Paul Church here and is survived by three sisters—Mrs. William Knack of Macedon, N.Y., Mrs. Stanley Knecht of Athens and Mrs. Mary Robbins of Port Byron, N.Y.; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the SS Peter and Paul Church here with burial in the SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda. (Paper dated May 4, 1959)
RITCHIE – Mrs. Martha Ritchie of 305 William Street died early Saturday morning at the Jennings Convalescent Home here following a long period of failing health. Her age was 87.
Mrs. Ritchie, widow of Alex Ritchie, was born in Barclay Township. She was a graduate of the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute here and for years prior to her retirement taught in a number of schools at various points in Pennsylvania. For some time past, she had resided here with her sister, Mrs. Edith Johnston who survives her, as does a stepson, LaMar Ritchie of Clearwater, Fla.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here and of Towanda Rebekah Lodge. Friends may call at the Archer Funeral Home on Chestnut Street at any time. The funeral will be held there this Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Harry Porter Farr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
McGARR – MERRILL - TOWANDA PEOPLE DIE IN CRASH OF UNITED AIR LINES DC-4
No word was received here up to a late hour last night as to whether the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Merrill and Mr. and Mrs. James E. McGarr, Towandians killed in a plane crash in Wyoming Thursday, had been recovered and identified.
Mrs. McGarr’s twin sister, Mrs. John Kelly of Danvers, Mass., arrived during the day to be with the McGarr children. Mrs. Edwin Tompkins, mother of Mrs. Merrill, arrived in the afternoon from Syracuse where she had been visiting friends. She was informed of the tragedy late Thursday night.
Mr. Merrill’s brother, Paul, of Portland, Me., phoned that he will be here Monday, and will bring with him his wife and his mother, Mrs. Wallace Merrill, who just recently returned to her home at Cumberland Center, Me., after being here all summer with the John Merrills at their Lake Wesauking cottage.
It was learned yesterday that Mrs. McGarr may have had a premonition of tragedy before leaving. She is quoted as having said to a friend Tuesday that "we may be stretching our luck to make this trip. I just feel that something may go wrong. We have been very fortunate and happy through the past few years and it just can’t go on." Before leaving, Mr. and Mrs. McGarr made their wills at the office of a local law firm.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Felten of Towanda, who flew from Chicago to Salt Lake City in another plane when it was found that the DC4, which later crashed had only room for the Merrills and the McGarrs, are standing by at Salt Lake City. They may be called upon to identify, if possible, the bodies of the four friends who started with them last Wednesday on the trip which ended in stark tragedy.
When funeral services will be held is not known. Decisions may be reached over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins have requested that friends do not send flowers. Steps are being considered now through which friends and admirers of Mr. and Mrs. John Merrill may contribute to a memorial fund for the new Community Hospital in which both were intensely interested. It is understood that such gifts would be applied to the building fund.
Survivors of Mrs. McGarr in addition to her children and twin sister are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Horgan, and another sister, Mrs. Theodore Leary of Arlington, Mass. Mr. McGarr’s survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. McGarr, Sr., a sister, Mrs. Mary Finn, and a brother, John, all of Beverly, Mass.
Towanda continued to reel under the impact of the tragedy yesterday. People in all walks of life were stunned, still scarcely believing what they knew to be true. There was nothing but the quiet of sorrow at the Sylvania plant in North Towanda where both Mr. Merrill and Mr. McGarr were held in the highest esteem by the rank and file of the personnel. The Towanda Chapter of the A.A.U.W., of which Mrs. Merrill was president and Mrs. McGarr was corresponding secretary, cancelled its meeting scheduled for next week in respect to their memory. (Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Saturday, Oct. 8, 1955)
LYMAN – Mrs. Adelaide McCain Lyman, 91, formerly of 309 South Wilbur Ave., Sayre, died Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Jennings Convalescent Home in Towanda after a lingering illness.
Born in Meshoppen, Pa., she had been a resident of the Valley for the past 52 years. She was the widow of the late Chester Lyman who died in October 1955. Mrs. Lyman was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Sayre.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frances Balch of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Helen McCain and Mrs. Faith Wells, both of Berkeley, Calif.; one niece, Mrs. Sherwood Wirt of Berkeley Calif; one nephew, Howard McCain of Gettysburg.
Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, North Elmer Avenue, Sayre, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 with the Rev. W. B. Newcomb, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Tioga Point cemetery.
NOTE: Many of these are very long, and I am not including descriptions of dresses, flowers, etc.
DEMANGONE/BURCHILL – In a lovely wedding at the SS Peter and Paul Church here Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, Miss Mary Alice Burchill, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Burchill of 315 State Street, became the bride of John Martin Demangone, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Demangone of 507 Brinker Ave, Latrobe, Pa.
Rev. William E. Burchill, pastor of St. Joachim’s Church, Meshoppen, who is the bride’s uncle, officiated at the ceremony and celebrated the Nuptial Mass, as he had done for the wedding of the bride’s parents 23 years ago. Organ music was provided by Mrs. George Noiseux and Mrs. James Lenox was soloist.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was radiant in a floor-length gown of silk organza with a chapel-length train. Miss Ann Marie Burchill of Ithaca, N.Y., was her sister’s maid of honor; bridesmaids were Miss Madeline Demangone of Latrobe, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Elizabeth Burchill of Towanda, sister of the bride.
Dr. James Corretti of Pittsburgh was best man, Ushers were Dr. Ronald Vittone of Pittsburg and William Burchill of Towanda, brother of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of St. Agnes High School and of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse now in the employ of the Packer Hospital. The bridegroom is a graduate of Labrobe High School and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and is employed in the engineering department of the Sylvania Electric Products Inc. here.
Out of town guests were present at the wedding from Bethlehem, Binghamton, Ithaca, Pittsburgh, Elmira, Latrobe, Syracuse, Sayre, Athens and points in New Jersey.
PASSMORE/MARYOTT – Miss Eleanor Loretta Passmore, daughter of Mrs. Genevieve Passmore of 201 Second St., Towanda, and the late Harry B. Passmore, became the bride of Thomas Eugene Maryott, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Maryott of Wysox, in the Wysox Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 2 o’clock.
The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, Miss Kay Henson played traditional wedding music on the organ and accompanied the soloist, Miss Joan Hall. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Hartley O’Connor of Binghamton. Miss Irene Steinberg of Towanda RD was maid of honor. Janet Kinsman, niece of the bride, was the flower girl, and David Kithcart, nephew of the bridegroom, was ringbearer.
Albert Maryott of Towanda RD 5 was best man for his brother. Ushers were Bernard Baker of Towanda RD 5 and Robert Maryott of Wysox, brother of the bridegroom.
Both bride and bridegroom attended Towanda Valley High School. The bridegroom is presently employed by the Hahn Construction Company.
Out of town guests were from Binghamton, Wilkes-Barre, Warren Center, Franklindale, Luthers Mills and Athens. (Date of paper----September 1, 1961)
ELDRED/CURRY – Miss Sandra Kay Eldred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eldred of 103 Packer Ave., Towanda, became the bride of John R. Curry of Towanda RD 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Curry of Blossburg, in Christ Episcopal Church on April 28. Dr. Hiram Bennett, rector emeritus of Christ Church and Rev. Albert Greene of the Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, officiated in the double-ring ceremony.
Miss Rowena Herrmann accompanied Dr. Fred Wynter, who sang "O Perfect Love" and "The Lord’s Prayer." The bride was given in marriage by her father. Mrs. Marian Griswold of Blossburg the bridegroom’s sister, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Marilou Gdovin of Athens and Mrs. Marlene O’Neill and Miss Lois Carey of Towanda. Douglas Griswold of Blossburg was his brother-in-law’s best man. Ushers were Michael Nager of Sayre and Ralph Mudas and William Weaver of Waverly. The bride’s brother, Robert, and William Chamberlain of Towanda served as acolytes.
The bride is a 1958 graduate of Towanda Valley High School and a 1961 graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. The bridegroom was graduated from North Penn High School in 1955. After four years in the U.S. Air Force, including two years in Japan, he attended the Robert Packer Hospital School of X-Ray Technology, being graduated in 1961. Both are employees of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Mr. and Mrs. Curry traveled to Virginia and are now making their home at Towanda RD 1. (Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. May 14, 1962)
YOST/CHAAPEL – The marriage of Miss Patricia Ann Yost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Yost of Wyalusing RD 3, and Charles Lee Chaapel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Chaapel of Canton RD 1, was solemnized in the First Christian Church of LeRoy June 25. Rev. E. James Sutton heard the exchange of vows and performed the single ring ceremony. Mrs. Earl Terribury presented traditional wedding music.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Mrs. Duane Robinson of New Albany was matron of honor. Mrs. Marian Griffin of Allentown and Miss Irene Pierce of Mansfield, were bridesmaids. Ronna Lee Lutz was flower girl and Richard Lutz served as ring bearer. Duane Robinson was best man, and ushers were Joseph Counterman and Harry Moore.
Upon their return from a motor trip to Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Chaapel will reside at Canton RD. The bride is a graduate of Wyalusing High School. Mr. Chaapel attended Canton High School and is employed on the Wilcox Brothers’ farm, Canton, RD 1. (Handwritten date July 3, 1961)
VERMILYA/WHEELER – Canton—The marriage of Miss Joyce Marie Vermilya, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Vermilya of Grover, and Robert Franklyn Wheeler, son of Fred S. Wheeler Sr. of 116 North Center Street and the late Frances Wheeler, was solemnized in the Grover Church of Christ on Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. The Rev. George Vartenisian heard the exchange of vows in the double ring ceremony. Mrs. George Corey of Troy was her sister’s matron of honor. Charles Randall was best man. Upon their return from a trip to Niagara Falls and Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler will reside at 19 Jennings St., Corning. Both are graduates of Canton High School. Mr. Wheeler received his B.S. in Education at Mansfield State Teachers College and is a member of the faculty of the Corning schools. (Handwritten date 9/11/1959)
KING/BODINE – Dixie Dawn King, daughter of Mrs. Bessie H. King of 7 Weston St., Towanda, became the bride of Duane Mel Bodine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Meldon Bodine of Columbia Cross Roads, in the Towanda First Presbyterian Church Sept 5. The Rev. Harry Porter Farr officiated.
The bride was given in marriage by M-Sgt. Basil A. Johnson. Mrs. Ray Kuykendall of Towanda was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Velma K. Donovan and Mrs. Rhea K. Champluvier of Towanda. Wanda Joan King of Ulster, a niece of the bride, was flower girl. Thomas C. King, Jr., of Wysox, nephew of the bride, carried the double rings on a pillow. Best man was LeRoy F. Elliott of Monroeton RD 1. Ray Kuykendall of Towanda and LaVern Covey of Elmira, the bridegroom’s brother-in-law, were ushers.
The bride is a graduate of Towanda Valley High School and has been employed at Fairview Farms Dairy Bar. The bridegroom is employed at Kennedy Valve, Elmira, where they will make their home at 166 Boardman St.
OVERPECK/O’NEILL – Jean L. Overpeck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Overpeck of Towanda RD 1, became the bride of George F. O’Neill Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. O’Neill of Towanda RD 5, in the North Towanda Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Harry Bradford officiated. Mrs. Clarence Shipman accompanied Miss Sue McCracken, the soloist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Marjorie Hall of Towanda was maid of honor. Lorraine Overpeck, the bride’s sister was flower girl. Charles Overpeck was best man, while the bride’s twin brothers, Warren and John Overpeck, ushered.
The bride, a graduate of Towanda Area High School and the State Beauty School of Williamsport, owns and operates the Beauty Box in North Towanda. The bridegroom, who attended Towanda Area High School, owns O’Neill’s Sporting Goods Store in Towanda.
DECKER/SMITH – Miss Freida Decker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Decker, Sr., of 410 William St. and Ronald Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Smith of 30 Kingsbury Ave., were married Saturday Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. at the North Towanda Methodist Church. The Rev. Harry Bradford, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Clarence Shipman played the traditional wedding marches on the organ and accompanied Mrs. Leroy Hawley who sang "O Perfect Love."
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Maid of honor was Marian Decker of Towanda. The bridesmaids were Shirley Decker and Kay Decker, both of Towanda. Richard Rinebold of Rummerfield was the best man and the ushers were Arthur Decker, Jr. of Towanda and Denny Wygrala of Laceyville.
The newlyweds will make their home at 30 Kingsbury Ave.
STRICKLAND/DUNLAP -- The First Methodist Church of Towanda was the scene of a lovely wedding on Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m. when Miss Sandra Jean Strickland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Strickland of Towanda RD 5, was united in marriage to Robert Warren Dunlap, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Dunlap of Mehoopany. The Rev. Edgar W. Sabin, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony. Mrs. A. W. Kelly, church organist, played traditional wedding music on the organ and accompanied Stephen T. Strickland, the bride’s brother, who sang.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Cherie Ann Strickland, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs. William Dunlap of Mehoopany and Mrs. Stephen T. Strickland of Mansfield. Linda Sue Strickland, sister of the bride, was flower girl.
The best man was William Dunlap of Mehoopany, the bridegroom’s brother. Ushers were John Decker of Mehoopany and Charles Henry Jr., of Tunkhannock.
The bride is a graduate of Towanda Valley High School while the bridegroom was graduated from Mehoopany High School and is employed by the State Department of Highways at Tunkhannock. They will make their home in Mehoopany. (Handwritten date 7/26/1958)
LEHTO/SICK -- Miss Diane A. Lehto of 705 Second St., Towanda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lehto of Rummerfield, became the bride of Charles R. Sick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sick of Monroeton, in SS Peter and Paul’s Chapel, Towanda, Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, Rev. Kenneth Kizis, assistant pastor of SS Peter and Paul officiated. Mrs. Ellen Blend played traditional wedding music.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Matron of honor was Mrs. Ray Lewis of Towanda, and Ray Lewis of Towanda was best man.
The bride is a 1960 graduate of S.R.U. High School and is employed by the Towanda Printing Company. The bridegroom is a 1958 graduate of St. Agnes High School and is associated with his father at Sick’s service station. After their wedding trip to New York, they will make their home in Monroeton. (Handwritten date Sept. 24, 1962)
REDDING/KAHLER – Miss Elizabeth Ann Redding, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Willis A. Redding of 206 Main Street Towanda, and David Truman Kahler, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Kahler of 1059 Winton Road, South, Rochester, N.Y., were married Saturday afternoon, their wedding taking place at the First Presbyterian Church here at 4 o’clock. Rev. Harry Porter Farr, pastor of the church and Rev. Paul H. Hazlett of Glenside, Pa., a former pastor, performed the impressive double ring ceremony.
Mrs. A. W. Kelly of Towanda played the organ and accompanied Mrs. Fred Place of Towanda when she sang.
Dr. Redding gave his daughter in marriage. Miss Melesse Werkheiser of Maryville, Tenn., a classmate of the bride at Wilson College, was her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Carol Hatch of Drexel Hill, Pa., also a classmate of the bride at Wilson College; Miss Barbara Boyle of Towanda, Miss Polly Mitten of State College, Pa., and Miss Cindy Kahler of Rochester, sister of the bridegroom.
Jeffrey Kahler of Rochester was his brother’s best man. Head usher was David Redding, brother of the bride. Others ushering were David Gordon of Fairlawn, N.J., Gerald Avalos of Yonkers, N.Y., Bruce Fowle of Plandome, Long Island, David Slingerland of New York City and James Capen of Boston, Mass., all class mates of the bridegroom at Syracuse University, and Pfc. Vincent Bujan of Towanda, high school classmate of the bridegroom now serving in the Army.
Mr. & Mrs. Kahler are now on a wedding trip to points in Southern Canada. Upon their return, they will spend the balance of the summer in Elmira where Mr. Kahler is employed by the firm of Fudge & Underhill, architects and engineers. In September, they will move to Princeton, N.J., where Mr. Kahler will enter Princeton University for graduate study leading to a Master’s degree in Architecture and Mrs. Kahler will teach the first grade in the Ewing, N.J. schools.
The bride graduated from Towanda High School in 1956 and from Wilson College at Chambersburg this past month. David Kahler graduated from Towanda High School in 1955 and from Syracuse University this June, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. (Handwritten date Monday, June 27, 1960)
MEREDITH/OVERPECK -- The Towanda Methodist Church was the scene of a lovely candlelight wedding last Friday evening at 8 o’clock when Miss Marilee J. Meredith, daughter of Chief of Police and Mrs. Dean Meredith, became the bride of Charles E. Overpeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Overpeck of Towanda RD 1. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Edgar W. Sabin.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Mrs. Robert M. Sutton was her sister’s only attendant. Best man was Donald Kester of Towanda.
Mrs. Overpeck is a graduate of Towanda Valley High School and is employed by the J. J. Newberry Co. Mr. Overpeck is also a graduate of Towanda High School and is an employee of the Sylvania Electric Products Inc. The couple will make their home in the Schmieg Apartments in North Towanda.
JOHNSTON/COOK – Miss Sally Ann Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Johnston of New Albany, became the bride of Richard K. Cook, son of the late Mary D. Cook of Franklindale on Saturday afternoon, July 12. The beautiful wedding took place at 2:00 in the New Albany Methodist Church. Rev. Terence Pickens performed the nuptial service.
Frederick Watson of Powell presided at the organ, and accompanied Walter Robinson who sang "Always" and Miss Nancy Simons who sang "The Lord’s Prayer" and "Because".
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Mrs. Bruce Johnston of New Albany was matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Dean Arnold of Towanda, Miss Evelyn Miller of New Albany, and Miss Sandra Dodge, cousin of the groom, of Monroeton RD 1.
Bruce Johnston of New Albany, brother of the bride, was best man. Ushers were George Jefferson of Milan, Ronald Irvine of Rummerfield, John Benjamin of Ithaca, and Paul Dodge Jr. of Monroeton RD 1, cousin of the groom.
Mrs. Cook is a graduate with the 1956 class of the Wyalusing Valley High school and attended Mansfield State Teachers College. Mr. Cook graduated from the Towanda Valley High school, class of 1954, and is employed by "Jack" Slater’s Lime Service. At present the young couple is living at New Albany, but plan to move to Franklindale on September 1st.
WOOD/COON – Miss Linda Jean Wood, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bump of Towanda RD 2, became the bride of Lloyd Arthur Coon of Cooperstown, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Coon of Nichols RD 2, in the Young Memorial Chapel, South Towanda, Saturday night at 7 o’clock.
Rev. Harry P. Farr officiated at the double ring ceremony. Organ music was played by Mrs. Henry Shafer.
The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Floyd L. Bump. Miss Patricia Vanderpool of Towanda RD 2, was maid of honor. Larry Coon of Nichols RD 2 was his brother’s best man. Ushers were Avery Moore of Rome and Donald Anderson of Towanda RD 2.
The bride is a 1962 honor graduate of Towanda Valley High School. The bridegroom is a 1959 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and is manager of the Bern Furniture Store in Cooperstown, N.Y. They will make their home at Cooperstown.
GRIGGS/LEWIS – Miss Barbara Ann Griggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Harold Griggs of Towanda RD 5, became the bride of George C. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Lewis of 120 Ward Avenue, Towanda, on Saturday, Sept. 8. Their wedding took place at noon in the SS. Peter and Paul Church here with the Rev. Kenneth Kizis performing the impressive double ring ceremony and celebrating the Nuptial Mass. Miss Ellen Blend accompanied the soloist, Mrs. James H. Lenox.
The bride, was given in marriage by her father. Mrs. Raymond Lewis, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, was the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Julia Ross of Wysox and Miss Adrian Roschy of Burlington, North Carolina. Rose Marie Lewis, sister of the bridegroom, and Cindy Jo Rubert, cousin of the bride, were the flower girls.
Raymond Lewis, brother of the bridegroom was best man. Ushers were Edward Bloomer, Francis Douglas, Roe Smith, all of Towanda, and Harry Griggs, brother of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Towanda Valley High School and attended Keuka College where she majored in business for one year. The past three years she has been employed at the First National Bank of Towanda. The bridegroom is a graduate of St. Agnes High School and is presently serving in the United States Air Force.
Their wedding trip will consist of a visit to points of interest while en route to California where they will make their home.
TAFFE/LEWIS – Miss Susan Taffe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taffe of Dushore, became the bride of Raymond J. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis of 120 Ward Ave., Towanda, in a double ring ceremony and Nuptial Mass at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, last Saturday morning. The Rev. Joseph Barrett officiated. Gerald Cain of Dushore, the soloist, was accompanied by Antonia Barnes.
Miss Theresa Ann Lewis, the bridegroom’s sister, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Catherine Taffe, the bride’s sister, and Miss Margaret Frawley of Towanda. Best man was George Pearson, Jr. of Towanda. Ushers were Thomas and Richard Taffe of Dushore, brothers of the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis both graduated from St. Agnes High School. The bride has been employed at the Acme market in Towanda and the bridegroom at Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. Towanda. They will make their home on York Ave., Towanda.
MAHONEY/MILLER – Miss Mary Jo Mahoney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Mahoney of 4 Second St., Towanda, became the bride of John Edward Miller, son of Mrs. Charles Miller of 10 Second St. and the late Charles Miller, in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Saturday morning. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Griffin officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Charles R. Driscoll played traditional music. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Patricia Mahoney was her sister’s maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Peggy Miller, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Martha Sees. Miss Dinah Scott, a cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.
Best man was Michael J. Miller, the bridegroom’s brother. Ushers were Vernon Perry of Monroeton RD 1 and Thomas Mahoney, the bride’s cousin. Alter boys were Daniel L. Mahoney, the bride’s brother; Richard Scott, her cousin, and Albert Noiseux.
The bride is a 1960 graduate of St. Agnes High School and a 1961 graduate of the Jean Summers Business School, Elmira. She is presently employed by the Pennsylvania Electric Company, Towanda. The bridegroom was graduated from St. Agnes High School.
WILCOX/CRAWFORD – Mrs. Emma G. Wilcox of 135 William Street, Towanda and B. Harry Crawford of Laceyville RD 1 were united in marriage Monday evening, Aug. 28, by the Rev. Edgar W. Sabin, pastor of the First Methodist Church here. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ingerick of Wysox.
The bride has been a member of the nursing staff at Memorial Hospital here and the bridegroom is engaged in business at Laceyville RD. They expect to take up their residence at Laceyville RD 1 in the near future.
FULLER/ESTELLE – Miss Lucinda M. Fuller of Towanda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Fuller of Buffalo, became the wife of David L. Estelle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Estelle of Towanda, in ceremonies performed at the First Methodist Church of Towanda on July 28, with Rev. Harry Bradford Jr., pastor of the North Towanda charge officiating. Organist for the occasion was Mrs. A. W. Kelly and soloist was Duane Campbell.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Matron of honor was Mrs. Thomas Fairchild, sister of the bridegroom, of Towanda. Sandra Lee Fuller, sister of the bride, of Buffalo was junior bridesmaid.
Best man was Allen Seymour of Towanda and usher was Gary Seymour of Towanda.
The bride was graduated from Sloan High School in Buffalo in 1960 and is presently employed at Sylvania Electric in Towanda. The bridegroom was graduated from Towanda Valley High School in 1956 and is employed at the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. (Handwritten date 1962)
ROGERS/VANDERPOOL – Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Rogers Sr. of 421 Main St., Towanda, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen, to Eli Vanderpool of Wysox RD. Miss Rogers is a freshman at Towanda Valley High School. Mr. Vanderpool is now engaged in farming. Wedding plans are incomplete.
ROGERS/BUMP – Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Rogers Sr. of 421 Main St., Towanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Verna Louise Rogers, to George Bump, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Bump of Towanda RD 4. Miss Rogers attends Towanda Valley High School. Mr. Bump is employed by Don Miller of Monroeton. A February wedding is planned.
GOWIN/MINARD – Mr. and Mrs. William Gowin of Towanda RD 3 announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Ann, to Richard A. Minard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Minard of Towanda RD 2. Miss Gowin is a 1961 graduate of Troy High School and is presently employed by Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. of Towanda. Mr. Minard is a 1957 graduate of St. Agnes High School, served four years with the U. S. Navy and is presently employed by Ingersoll-Rand of Athens. A January wedding is planned.
SULLIVAN/McCRACKEN – Mr. and Mrs. James J. Sullivan of 510 Fourth Street, Towanda, announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia, to Jack McCracken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCracken, 7 Elliott St., Towanda. The bride-elect and her fiance are graduates of Towanda Valley High School, class of 1956. Miss Sullivan is now employed on the staff of the First National Bank here. Mr. McCracken is currently in his junior year at Gettysburg College and is under contract with the Philadelphia National League baseball organization. No definite wedding date has been set.
ACKLEY/COLLINS – Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Ackley Jr. of Towanda RD 2 announce the engagement and wedding plans of their daughter, Judith, and James E. Collins of Athens. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Collins, 200 Elmira St., Troy.
Miss Ackley is a 1961 graduate of Goldey Beacom School of Business, Wilmington, Del. She is employed by the Pennsylvania Electric Co, Towanda. Her fiance is a 1960 graduate of Athens High School. He served four years in the Air Force and is employed by the International Business Machines Corp. Owego.
PENNAY/BULL – Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pennay of 434 Bridge St., Towanda, announce the engagement of their daughter, Gertrude, to John G. Bull of Almeda, Calif, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bull of Towanda. A late summer wedding is planned.
WOODWARD/CASE – Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Luckey of Sylvania, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Woodward, to John P. Case, son of A. Henry Case of Troy, Pa. The future bride will be graduated in May from Mansfield State College, Mansfield, where she is majoring in elementary education. Her fiance is a junior at the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University. He is a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. An August wedding is planned.
MICHAEL/CRON – Mrs. Claude Michael of 24 River street, Towanda, has made known the engagement of her daughter, Miss Carol Michael, to Pvt. Benjamin Cron, Jr., who is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Mr. Cron is the son of Mrs. Frank Campbell of Athens RD 2 and Benjamin Cron of Towanda RD 2.
KERSHNER – Mr. and Mrs. William Allen Kershner of 101 Western Ave., Towanda, have received word that their son (Hoppi) Pvt. 2 Geo. B. Kershner, arrived in Korea on Sept. 17. Pvt. Kershner graduated from the Towanda Valley High School in 1958 and entered the U. S. Army last Jan. 9. He completed his basic training at Fort Dix, N. J. and then went to advanced schooling (helicopter mechanic) for 16 weeks at Fort Eustis, Va. He is presently assigned with the 151st Transportation Detachment in Korea. Individuals desiring specific information about any phase of the Army schooling program should call or visit Pfc. Ivan PP. Hambley, local U. S. Army recruiting officer, Post Office, Towanda. (Handwritten date Oct. 15, 1959)
DEVLIN – Richard S. J. Devlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davison of Sugar Creek Road, Towanda RD 1, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Heller of 334 William St., Towanda, was graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School, Athol Springs, N. Y., on Sunday June 25. During the two years he attended St. Francis Richard was a member of K. M. I. Oratoricals, Dramatics and was a writer for "The Banner." In September, Richard will begin his studies at Mansfield State College as a history major.
O’CONNOR – Bonnie O’Connor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. O’Connor of Herrickville, will be graduated Friday from the Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, where she has been taking a four-year theological course, specializing in Bible and missions.
After graduation, Bonnie is planning to be at her home during the summer. Within two years she hopes to be serving as a missionary in southeast Asia with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. (Handwritten date 4/23/1962)
HONOR STUDENTS TVHS CLASS OF 1961
Honor students of the Class of 1961 at Towanda Valley High School as announced yesterday by Norman Martin, assistant supervising principal, are: Charlene Webster, Barbara Scheithauer, Sharon Barnes, Linda Alexander, Kay Fairchild, Shirley Bruce, Nancy Hilfman, Carol Ann Evans, Kathy Dannemann, Rose Patrician, Patricia Weisbrod, Gayle Johnston, Sandra Fish, Merrie Homer, Geoffrey Lefferts, Neilson Wood Jr., and Robert Goldsmith.
ZIEGLER – Pvt. Gary W. Ziegler of Towanda RD 4 has begun his basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S. C., where he has been assigned to Company D, 10th Battalion, 5th Training Regiment of the U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry. (Handwritten date Oct. 9, 1962)
ST. AGNES SENIORS GET DIPLOMAS ON SUNDAY
Members of the St. Agnes Class of 1960 were: Joseph Francis Aquilio, Michael Joseph Blend, Charles Francis Bowen, James Donald Crawford, John William Crawford, Leonard Joseph Frawley, Gary LaVerne Hollenback, Richard Walter Kazio, Joseph Aloysius Kielty, Thomas Matthew LeStrange, Charles Bernard Schaad, Mary Elizabeth Baker, Kathleen Denise Dougherty, Joellen Ann Griffin, Mary Michaelyn Harris, Teresa Ann Lewis, Francis Jo Mahoney, Mary Jo Mahoney, Patricia Ann McDonald and Martha Catherine Sees.
SEARCH – Mrs. G. Bruce Search of Towanda was badly shaken up and somewhat cut about the head but excaped with no broken bones as her car went out of control into a ditch near South Branch Sunday afternoon. The car came to a stop on its right side but was propped up with an old tree trunk and the right door was tied open to make it easier to remove her. Mrs. Search is a patient at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, where last night she was reported "very much improved." (Handwritten date Mar. 14, 1961)
CRAWFORD – John W. Crawford, 19, son of Mrs. Josephine Crawford, 303 Second St., Towanda, has enlisted in the U.S. Army for a period of three years. Joh, a 1960 graduate of St. Agnes High School, enlisted under the Army’s "Graduate Specialist Program," in which he selected a specialist course "guaranteed" in writing prior to his enlistment. After completion of basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., he will attend the Dental Laboratory Procedures four month course at the Army Medical Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.
LOSES LICENSE, GETS A HORSE
Canton—When you lose your driver’s license, what do you do for transportation? Otto Morgan, who lives about five miles from Canton, needs a means of travel to get to his work as a barber in a shop operated by himself and his father, Fred, in the Packard Hotel here. His means A horse and buggy.
Otto Morgan lost his driver’s license for 60 days on a speeding charge, which occurred while working as a parttime truck driver. The message inscribed on the back of the buggy is a warning to others. It reads: "Drive slow or you will ride this way."
COYLE – Miss Edith Hope Coyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Coyle of 307 North Main Street, Towanda was one of the 153 members of the graduating class at Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and received her degree of Associate in Science at the 19th annual Commencement, Monday, June 15, at Bierkoe Auditorium on the college campus. Miss Coyle also participated in the activities of Class Day, Baccalaureate Services, the Commencement Tea and the Lake Luminaries which take place during Commencement weekend. While a student at Endicott, Miss Coyle has completed off-campus work experience in her major field during the regular College internship period.
DEWEY – Over 160 guests attended the open house for Mrs. Teresa B. Dewey held Sunday afternoon, July 5, at the Luthers Mills Church. Mrs. Dewey retired in April in her thirty-third year of teaching, all at Luthers Mills with the exception of one year. The affair was sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Mrs. Dewey was presented with a lovely purple orchid corsage by her children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Wanck and son of Waynesboro, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. R. DeWain Dewey and sons of Rahway, N. J. (Daily Review, Towanda, Pa., Thursday Morning, July 9, 1959)
WELCH – Jerry Welch, son of Mrs. Alice Welch of 2141/2 Main St., Towanda, was recently promoted to chief petty officer in the U. S. Navy. A graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, Chief Welch is presently assigned to the NROTC Unit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, as an instructor and administrative assistant. In conjunction with his assignment he is also pursuing a BA degree with a major in History.
He is married to the former Miss Marilyn Kay Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith of 10 McDougall Ave., Hornell, NY. Marilyn is a graduate of Hornell High School and Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. She is currently teaching French at the Cathedral of the Madeline Catholic School in Salt Lake City and is a graduate student at the University of Utah, majoring in Guidance and Counseling. They have a five-year-old daughter, Mary Kay and reside in government quarters at Ford Douglas.
SAYLOR – Gerald and Phyllis Tuttle Saylor of Towanda RD 5 announce the birth of a daughter at Memorial Hospital Feb. 9, 1958.
TOWANDA PLANT BURNS; 8 COMPANIES CALLED
Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY, Tuesday Evening, September 13, 1955
Towanda’s two volunteer fire companies were still pouring water on the smoking ruins of the Towanda Textile Co. factory at noon today, some 22 hours after fire broke out and swept the plant, fanned by a high north wind. The loss will run more than a half million dollars, and 240 employees have been put out of work. Monday afternoon’s fire was "the worst I can remember" to Fire Chief George Smith. Fire companies from seven neighboring communities were called to the three-alarm blaze. Chief Smith said the fire was of electrical origin.
Owners of the factory, one of Towanda’s principal industries are Morton Kalin and Barnett Kernoff. The Towanda Textile Co. is the successor to the old Berlinger mills, an old time Towanda industry. The plant is on Lumbard St. four blocks up the hill from Towanda’s main street.
McCABE – Dr. Donald McCabe today is moving into his new office building at 925 South Main St., former location of Memorial Hospital. He purchased the building last August from Mrs. Hila Mills. The main floor has been remodeled and redecorated by Dr. McCabe. New tile floors have been installed and mahogany flush doors have replaced the old ones throughout the first floor. The sun parlor will be used as a waiting room. The former maternity ward in the southeast corner of the building has been refinished in provincial wood paneling and will be used as Dr. McCabe’s office. The other rooms will be utilized for treatment of patients.
ESTELLE – David Estelle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Estelle of 917 S. Main St. Towanda is now training at Bainbridge.
LEHTO – Kenneth Lehto HSHR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lehto of Rummerfield, is receiving boot training at the U. S. Naval Training Station, Bainbridge, Md. Ken, who is a graduate of Towanda High School, enlisted in the Navy last June. He enlisted as a hospital corpsman and is also a member of the drum and bugle corps. While attending Towanda High, he was active in both bands and orchestra as well as the boy’s glee club and choir.
SWINGLE – R. D. Swingle, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Swingle of Monroeton is now in training with the Army in Oklahoma.
ODDI – Margaret Ross Oddi of Towanda graduated from the Robert Pakcer Hospital School of Anesthesiology on May 1 last after completing 18 months of study. She recently took the American Anesthesia boards for nurse anesthesist, Columbia University, New York City. Margaret is a graduate of Towanda High School and the Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Johnson City, N.Y. She is presently employed in the Anesthesia Dept of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She resides at 328 York Ave., Towanda, with her children, Margaret 4, and Stephen 2.
BUFFINGTON – Bernard and Betty Mills Buffington of 39 Third St., Towanda, announce the birth of a son Jan. 31, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
MOYER – Arnold J. Moyer has sold his garage building and land on North Fourth St. to Bernard E. Welliver and Charles Pennay, it was announced yesterday. He will continue to have his office there until May 1, when he plans to erect a building on Route 6 in North Towanda. Welliver and Pennay, who have operated the East Side Service station in East Towanda for some time, will leave Nov. 1 and move their business to the Moyer place on North Fourth Street.
JOHNSTON – Gail Johnston last night became the "Homecoming Queen" of Towanda Valley High School for the 1960 term. She was crowned by High School Principal Norman Martin as a prelude to the Wyalusing-Towanda football game. Four runners-up in the competition were her attendants. They were Carol Baker, Nina Cranmer, Carol Place and Rose Patrician. Each of the attendants was presented with a bouquet of carnations. Miss Johnson was given a bouquet of roses.
FLEMING – James F. Fleming, Jr., a 1959 graduate of Towanda Valley High School, has enlisted in the Navy and is now stationed at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fleming. (Date July 25, 1959)
CLINK – Jon and Brenda Zeigler Clink of Towanda RD 4 announce the birth of a son at the Robert Packer Hospital July 25.