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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page?  
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
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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.

From Nicole Roberts,

Joyce here are more obituaries to add on to yesterday's obituaries.

Bennett, Mrs. Shirley
Smith
Age 43, of Lowman RD 1, Tuesday, June 22, 1965. Friends may call at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Everette L. Duncan, Riverside Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. Survived by husband, Charles H. Bennett; sons, Edwin Bennett of Smithboro, N.Y., Albert Bennett at home, Charles F. Smith with the U.S. Army in Germany; brother Charles and Benjamin Smith, both of Horseheads. She was a former employe of Remingotn Rand and Trayer Products. Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From The Star-Gazette, June 23, 1965, pg 36

Bennett, Miss Lillian
Age 53, of RD 1, Roberts Hollow, Lowman, NY, Thursday, June 29, 1978. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Survived by mother, Gertrude, sister, Mrs. Harold (Grace) Milks of RD 1, Lowman, brothers, Chester Bennett, Herman Bennett, and Gerald Bennett, all of Lowman, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, two aunts, Mrs. Ethel Bennett and Mrs. Leona Bennett. She was a member of the Dry Brook Community Church.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From The Star-Gazette, June 29, 1978, pg 31

Bennett, Mrs. Effie L.
Age 76, of 618 Windsor Ave., Elmira, Saturday, April 17, 1971. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. E. J. Lowmaster officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, N.Y. Survived by daughters, Mrs. William (Ida) Frisbie of Chemung, Mrs. John (Eunice) Oreshack of Lowman; son, Henry E. of Lowman; brother, Edward Giggee of Elmira RD 2; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, April 18, 1971, pg 5d

Bennett, Henry E.
Age 71, of Mims, FL, formerly of Lowman, Wednesday, January 18, 1989. He is survived by wife, June; son, Gary (Joyce) of Lowman; loving sister, Ida Frisbie of Sayre, PA; grandson, Shawn Bennett of Corning; stepgrandson, Jamie Johnston of Lowman, and stepgranddaughter, Paula Simpson also of Lowman; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Lowman. He was a member of the American Legion Clarence R. Oliver Post #154, Elmira Heights, the VFW Post #1536 of Sayre, PA, and was retired from the Chemung Co. Highway Dept.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, Jan. 21, 1989, pg 23

Bennett, June D
Employee of
Youngstown Steel
Door Co., Elmira, NY.
Age 72 formerly of 115 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY and currently residing at the Elcor Health Services, died on Friday, December 04, 1998 at Elcor. Mrs. Bennett worked at the Youngstown Steel Door Co., Elmira NY and numerous knitting mills in the area. Arrangements under the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, Dec. 5, 1998, pg 4C

Bennett, Francis Sr.
Age, 53, of Rumsey Hill R.D. 1 Van Etten, N.Y. Tuesday March 24, 1970. Friends may call at the Kalec funeral Home Friday 1 p.m. Survived by wife Martha; sons Richard and Henry of Erin, Francis Jr. of Van Etten and John at home; daughters Mrs. Edgar (Betty) Garland and Mrs. Rodney (Carol) Rose both of Van Etten and Mrs. Linda Merrick of Waverly; eight grandchildren; mother Mrs. Effie Bennett of Elmira; brother Henry Bennett of Lowman; sisters Mrs. Ida Frisbie of Chemung, Mrs. John (Eunice) Oreshack of Fisherville; Mr. Bennett was owner and proprietor of a tire sales company.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, March 25, 1970, pg 34

Stabel, Mrs. Betty Lou
Age 31 of RD 1, Lowman, N.Y. on Sunday, December 5, 1976. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at a time to be announced. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Survived by husband, Gary; daughter, Cheri Lynn at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester (Ethel) Bennett of RD 1, Lowman, N.Y.; brother, Chester Bennett Jr. of Elmira; maternal grandfather, Clayton Brink Sr. of Horseheads, N.Y., paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Bennett of RD 1, Lowman, N.Y., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was an employee of Westinghouse, Corporation, a former stock-car driver and trophy winner at Chemung Speedrome. She was a graduate of Waverly High School--class of 1964.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, Dec. 6, 1976, pg 12

Frisbie, Ida Belle
Age 77 of RD. #1 Box 1208 Granville Summit, PA, died, Thursday, April 3, 1997 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held there Monday, 1:00 pm. The interment will follow in Chemung Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, William John Frisbie and Walter Charles Frisbie, both of Elmira, brothers, Francis Bennett of VanEtten and Henry Bennett of Lowman; sister, Eunice Oreshack of Elmira. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor Ayers of Grandville Summit, PA and Dean Ayers of Troy, PA, Lillian and Joseph Stark of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Martha Bennett of VanEtten, June Bennett of FL, Eleanor Kennedy of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, April 5, 1997, pg 4b

Ellis, Edwin
Age 57 of RD1 Hoffman Hollow Road, Box 156, Lowman, NY, unexpectedly, October 19, 1981. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. The Rev. David B. Ewen, Pastor of Breesport-North Chemung Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Survived by fiancee, Ethel Wendling; daughter, Irene Spencer; granddaughter, Tina Spencer; mother-in-law, Ethel Bennett; foster granddaughter, Barbara Barlow, all of Lowman; sisters, Bertha Reynolds, Miss Olga Ellis, both of Waverly, Hilda Wheeler and Norma Bovier, both of Towanda; brothers, Wilson Ellis of S. Waverly, Stanley Ellis of Waverly, George Ellis of Sayre, Nick Ellis of Port Crane, NY, Carl Ellis of Sayre and Ronald Ellis of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Former employe of Remington Rand Inc.; veteran World War II U.S. Navy; member of Clarence Oliver American Legion Post 154. Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com From the Star-Gazette, Oct. 20, 1981, pg 4dGet more from the Web. FREE MSN Explorer download : http://explorer.msn.com

Joyce here are more obituaries to add on to yesterday's obituaries.

Bennett, Mrs. Shirley
   Smith
Age 43, of Lowman RD 1, Tuesday, June 22, 1965. Friends may call at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Everette L. Duncan, Riverside Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. Survived by husband, Charles H. Bennett; sons, Edwin Bennett of Smithboro, N.Y., Albert Bennett at home, Charles F. Smith with the U.S. Army in Germany; brother Charles and Benjamin Smith, both of Horseheads. She was a former employe of Remingotn Rand and Trayer Products.  Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From The Star-Gazette, June 23, 1965, pg 36

Bennett, Miss Lillian
  Age 53, of RD 1, Roberts Hollow, Lowman, NY, Thursday, June 29, 1978. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Survived by mother, Gertrude, sister, Mrs. Harold (Grace) Milks of RD 1, Lowman, brothers, Chester Bennett, Herman Bennett, and Gerald Bennett, all of Lowman, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, two aunts, Mrs. Ethel Bennett and Mrs. Leona Bennett. She was a member of the Dry Brook Community Church.
                   Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From The Star-Gazette, June 29, 1978, pg 31

Bennett, Mrs. Effie L.
  Age 76, of 618 Windsor Ave., Elmira, Saturday, April 17, 1971. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. E. J. Lowmaster officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, N.Y. Survived by daughters, Mrs. William (Ida) Frisbie of Chemung, Mrs. John (Eunice) Oreshack of Lowman; son, Henry E. of Lowman; brother, Edward Giggee of Elmira RD 2; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church.
                Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, April 18, 1971, pg 5d

Bennett, Henry E.
  Age 71, of Mims, FL, formerly of Lowman, Wednesday, January 18, 1989. He is survived by wife, June; son, Gary (Joyce) of Lowman; loving sister, Ida Frisbie of Sayre, PA; grandson, Shawn Bennett of Corning; stepgrandson, Jamie Johnston of Lowman, and stepgranddaughter, Paula Simpson also of Lowman; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Lowman. He was a member of the American Legion Clarence R. Oliver Post #154, Elmira Heights, the VFW Post #1536 of Sayre, PA, and was retired from the Chemung Co. Highway Dept.
                     Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, Jan. 21, 1989, pg 23

Bennett, June D
Employee of
Youngstown Steel
Door Co., Elmira, NY.
 Age 72 formerly of 115 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY and currently residing at the Elcor Health Services, died on Friday, December 04, 1998 at Elcor. Mrs. Bennett worked at the Youngstown Steel Door Co., Elmira NY and numerous knitting mills in the area. Arrangements under the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home.
                   Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, Dec. 5, 1998, pg 4C

Bennett, Francis Sr.
 Age, 53, of Rumsey Hill R.D. 1 Van Etten, N.Y. Tuesday March 24, 1970. Friends may call at the Kalec funeral Home Friday 1 p.m. Survived by wife Martha; sons Richard and Henry of Erin, Francis Jr. of Van Etten and John at home; daughters Mrs. Edgar (Betty) Garland and Mrs. Rodney (Carol) Rose both of Van Etten and Mrs. Linda Merrick of Waverly; eight grandchildren; mother Mrs. Effie Bennett of Elmira; brother Henry Bennett of Lowman; sisters Mrs. Ida Frisbie of Chemung, Mrs. John (Eunice) Oreshack of Fisherville; Mr. Bennett was owner and proprietor of a tire sales company.
                    Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, March 25, 1970, pg 34

Stabel, Mrs. Betty Lou
  Age 31 of RD 1, Lowman, N.Y. on Sunday, December 5, 1976. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at a time to be announced. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Survived by husband, Gary; daughter, Cheri Lynn at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester (Ethel) Bennett of RD 1, Lowman, N.Y.; brother, Chester Bennett Jr. of Elmira; maternal grandfather, Clayton Brink Sr. of Horseheads, N.Y., paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Bennett of RD 1, Lowman, N.Y., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was an employee of Westinghouse, Corporation, a former stock-car driver and trophy winner at Chemung Speedrome. She was a graduate of Waverly High School--class of 1964.
            Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, Dec. 6, 1976, pg 12

Frisbie, Ida Belle
  Age 77 of RD. #1 Box 1208 Granville Summit, PA, died, Thursday, April 3, 1997 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held there Monday, 1:00 pm. The interment will follow in Chemung Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, William John Frisbie and Walter Charles Frisbie, both of Elmira, brothers, Francis Bennett of VanEtten and Henry Bennett of Lowman; sister, Eunice Oreshack of Elmira. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor Ayers of Grandville Summit, PA and Dean Ayers of Troy, PA, Lillian and Joseph Stark of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Martha Bennett of VanEtten, June Bennett of FL, Eleanor Kennedy of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
               Nicole Roberts  bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, April 5, 1997, pg 4b

Ellis, Edwin
  Age 57 of RD1 Hoffman Hollow Road, Box 156, Lowman, NY, unexpectedly, October 19, 1981. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4  and 7 to 9. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. The Rev. David B. Ewen, Pastor of Breesport-North Chemung Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Survived by fiancee, Ethel Wendling; daughter, Irene Spencer; granddaughter, Tina Spencer; mother-in-law, Ethel Bennett; foster granddaughter, Barbara Barlow, all of Lowman; sisters, Bertha Reynolds, Miss Olga Ellis, both of Waverly, Hilda Wheeler and Norma Bovier, both of Towanda; brothers, Wilson Ellis of S. Waverly, Stanley Ellis of Waverly, George Ellis of Sayre, Nick Ellis of Port Crane, NY, Carl Ellis of Sayre and Ronald Ellis of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Former employe of Remington Rand Inc.; veteran World War II U.S. Navy; member of Clarence Oliver American Legion Post 154.            Nicole Roberts bcb143@hotmail.com  From the Star-Gazette, Oct. 20, 1981, pg 4d


From Roberta Sahr

DILLIN - Rockford Republic (IL) Tuesday Aug 6, 1901 Joseph W. Dillin, 66 passes away suddenly at his home. Joseph Dillon (Dillin), a resident of this city until about ten years ago, died with heart disease in Freeport yesterday morning.  Mr. Dillon was at one time employed by Chick Mills and was well and favorably known.  He was the father of Mrs. Sylvester Cleveland ( Alice Dillin), Mrs. W. V. Rosborro (Rosborough,Charlotte Dillin), and Mrs. A. J. Bruce (Edith Dillin), and George A Dillin of this city.

The funeral will be held in this city tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Rosborro, 1334 North Avon Street.

(Note Joseph Dillin was b. July 2 1937 in Underhill, Chittenden County VT. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery Rockford, Winnebago County, IL  He moved with his parents Joseph and Alice Elizabeth BRAITHWAITE Dillin to Springfield, Bradford County about 1840.  He drafted July 22 1863  into CO I 147th PA Regiment, Mustered Out May 31 1865.
He  married Lydia Maria SMITH Dillin, she died in 1877 an is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy PA)
Roberta DILLIN Sahr (drsahr@compufort.com)
 

DILLIN - Rockford Republic, Death Claims George Dillin, Local Resident Dies 7 Months After Wife.  George Dillin 67, 504 Lincoln Park Blvd. died at 10 o'clock at St. Anthony Hospital, where he had been a patient since June 9.  His death occurred seven months after that of his wife.

He was born April 12 1871, in Troy, PA, (parents Joseph and Lydia SMITH Dillin) but had lived in Rockford most of his life.  He was a member of the Four-Square Gospel tabernacle.  (d. June 6, 1938)

Surviving are two sons, Perry and Paul of Rockford; Three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Cleveland of Rockford and Mrs. Mary Batterson of Elmira NY and a brother, Charles of NY state.
Roberta DILLIN Sahr  (drsahr@compufort.com)
 

DILLIN - Mrs. Edith Bruce dies at Hospital of Septicaemia.  Mrs. Edith Dillon Bruce, wife of A.J. Bruce 1810 Cumberland street died yesterday morning at 8:45 o'clock at St. Anthony hospital.

She contracted a cold while in Rochester, Minn, two weeks ago which developed into mastoiditis after which septicaemia supervened and to the later her passing is attributed.

She was born in Troy PA, May 10 1870 and came to Rockford with her father when 12 years old. Her marriage to Mr. Bruce took place Nov,. 30 1892.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs.. Maria Stollars and Miss Katherine Bruce, a son, Henry R Bruce, and a granddaughter daughter, Miss Lillian Irene Stollar.  She also leaves three sister, Mrs. C. E. Cleveland, Chicago, and Mrs. Wm. Batterson, Elmira, N.Y. and a brother George Dillon, Rockton Avenue Road.

She was a member of  Rockford Chapter NO. 53, Order of the Eastern Star, Oriental Shrine No. 5, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Koom Caldron, No.3, M.O.W.O.S. and Camp No.155, Royal Neighbors of America.

Mrs. Bruce was blessed with a personality which radiated cheer and helpfulness and filled her home with sunshine.  She found her greatest joy in ministering to the needs of her family and friends.  Selfishness had no part in her splendid character and she measured up to the highest ideals of Christian womanhood as wife, mother and friend.  None knew her but to hold her in affectionate regard and she leaves a memory redolent of loving worth which will abide in the hears of her wide circle of friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Bruce home, 1810 Cumberland street.  The Rev H. M. Bannen pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. Services at the grave will be in charge of Chapter No 53, Eastern Star.      (d. April 30, 1923)
Roberta DILLIN Sahr   (drsahr@compufort.com)

DILLIN - LOCAL WOMAN IS SUMMONED.  Mrs. Rosborough, 67 widow of William B. Rosborough, did at her home 1120 Rockton Avenue at 6:45 p. m. yesterday after an illness of three months.

Born in Troy, Pa., on June 12 1867,  Mrs. Rosborough came to Rockford when she was 8 years old. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Easter Star, Rockford chapter No. 53, and the Royal Neighbors.

The survivors include three children, Harold, Kenneth and Mrs. Hugh Sharp, all of Rockford; two brothers and two sisters, George Dillon, Rockford, Charles Dillon, Penn Yan N. Y.,  Mrs. S. E. Cleveland, Harrison and Mrs. William B. Rosborough.

A daughter Lillian Betts, and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Bruce, preceded her in death.

A prayer service at 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at the home will precede the funeral at the First Baptist Church at 3 p. m. the Rev. B. Allen, pastor, officiating.
Roberta DILLIN Sahr  (drsahr@compufort.com

CRANDELL - Lydia Crandall,  (parents Charles F.and Sophia DILLIN Crandall) Miss Lydia Crandell, 1120 Rockton avenue, a resident of Rockford for 75 years, died at a hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., yesterday morning.  Miss Crandell had been accustomed to spending her winters in Florida.

She was born March 4, 1854 in Pennsylvania, and came to Rockford as a girl.  She was a member of the Court Street M.E. church, and was active in various church organizations.

The body will be brought to Rockford for funeral services.  Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.  (d.December 21 1929)
Roberta DILLIN Sahr  (drsahr@compufort.com

CRANDALL -  Crandall Estate is Left to Six Cousin.  Six cousins are the only heirs at law of Lydia Crandall, who died Dec. 21 at St. Petersburg. Fla., leaving an estate of $16,000, According to petition for letters of administration filed yesterday with Probate Clerk Charles F. Brown by the law firm of North, Gibboney and North.  The petition lists six cousins as the only heirs at law.  They are Mrs. Alice Cleveland and George Dillin of Rockford, Charles Dillin, New York; Mary Batterson, Elmira N. Y.; Sophia Joralemon, Troy, Pa.; and Myra B. Crandall, St. Petersburg, Fla.

The estate consists of $12,000 in personal property and $4,000 in real estate.
Roberta DILLIN Sahr  (drsahr@compufort.com)



From Ellen Buglewicz
ellen.bugs@home.com
with assistance from Tim Rodabaugh

From Phyllis Learned

Rebecca Detrick
Bradford Star Thursday Aug 29, 1912
relict of Jacob Detrick, died Aig 26 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Riehl in Sayre, age 89 yrs. She is survived by 3 sons and 2 da.
Jacob Detrick
Bradford Star Oct 2? 1897
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm Riehl in Sayre;Ict 18 if dropsy, aged 76 years. Deceased formerly for many years engaged in farming in Wyoming Co and at Liberty Corners. He is survived by 3 da and 4 sons.

Ellen Riehl
Evening Times, Sayre, Pa Sat Feb 22, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Riehl of 122 Cheming St,Waverly, who died at the home of her da, Mrs. Grace Fairchild, in Reading, Pa , Tues, were held Fri PMat the Kolb funeral home in Waverly. Rev L. W. Lunn, rector of Grace Episc. church, officiated. Burial was in Tioga Point Cemetery.
    Pallbearers, members of Sayre Elks Lodge, were Wm Ryan, J.W. Adam, Donald Lewis, Elmer Cole, Harold Brennan and Andres Nailen.

Phyllis in Calif.



From Lee KINNAN Fazzari

WILLIAM THOMPSON died at his residence in the town of South Creek, Bradford county, Pa., March 16th, 1876, aged eight-two year, nine months and twenty-seven days.He was born in Ireland, May 19th, 1793. His parents came to this country when he was about ten years old, and settled near Newburgh, Orange county, N.Y. He was converted when about fourteen years of age, but did not connect himself with a Church till near twenty years of age when he joined the Presbyterian Church. He was connected in marriage with Miss Sophia Houtz, November 13th, 1817. They have eleven children, most of whom are still living. They changed their residence several times, finally found their way to Bradford county, Pa., in the year 1833, where they have since lived. When he came to this place it was thinly inhabited; he and his family endured many privations, common to the early settlers. After coming here, he and his wife united with the Protestant Methodist Church, with which he remained till after the formation of the Wesleyan Connection, when he, with most of the Church resolved themselves Wesleyan Methodists, in which connection he has continued an acceptable member to his death. The writer has had but a short acquaintance with father Thompson, as he was frequently called, but during the last two years have called and talked with him about his prospects of heaven a number of times, and always found him trusting the blessed Savior often expressing a desire to depart and be with Christ. He was conscious to the last and was ready and waiting to go "The righteous hath hope in his death." May God bless sister Thompson during the few remaining days she may live, and their children also, and grant them a happy reunion in the kingdom of God. S. Bedford"

 DIED
THOMPSON - On the 8th Inst., from the effects of a cancerous tumor.  Mrs. A.M. Thompson, aged 58 years 8 months and 27 days.
Mrs. Thompson had been a resident of this place about 11 years, and had many warm personal friends, as was demonstrated by the large concourse of people at the funeral; which was held at their private residence by her special request.  Mrs. Thompson was a sincere and true Christian, and died as she had lived in the triumph of the true faith.

 ***

THOMPSON.  – On the 5th instant of cholera infantum, at Cadillac, Olive, infant daughter of Jesse and Alice Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson brought their child to this village for interment, and the funeral services were held at the W.M. church on the 7th inst.

 ***

Olive Thompson, infant and only daughter of Jesse and Alice Thompson of Whitehall, Michigan, died of Cholera Infantum, in Cadillac Michigan, August 5th 1879, aged fourteen months.  How beautiful!  How lovely! And how soon it faded! Such are earth’s charms; but not so in heaven.  H.C. Hurlbut

 ***

 MRS. HILL IS DEAD
Mrs. Rhoda Hill died at the home of her brother Samuel Thomspon on Monday night.  The funeral was held at the house Wednesday afternoon and the burial took place today in Almond, N.Y., her former home where her husband is buried.  She was of a family of eleven and only her brother Samuel of this place and John Thompson of Wellsburg survive her.  She was seventy-five years old and left no children.  Her death was beautiful as she was looking forward to it as one would look forward to a pleasant trip.

 ***

 MRS. RHODA HILL
Mrs. Rhoda A. Hill died Monday at 8 p.m. at the home of her brother S.L. Thompson. At Gillett, Pa., she is survived by two brothers, John Thompson of Wellsburg and S.L. Thompson of Gillett.  The funeral was held at Gillett yesterday and the remains were removed this morning to Almond, N.Y. for burial.

 ***

 In Memoriam
Died in her home in Etna, N.Y., Susan H. Houtz. Widow of the late John H. Houtz. Friday morning, March 14, 1879.
Her death was caused by heart disease and the morning before for the first time only did she complain of shortness of breath and palpitation.  It seemed to wear away during the day and in the evening she retired to her room about the usual hour, and evidently rested well during the night, for she informed her daughter before [illegible] that she felt better and did not need anything.  She arose, dressed with her usual care and came out, but soon sank into a chair uttering a slight moan.  Her children were soon at her side.  In response to a solicitous question, she replied in the usual sweet voice all will remember, “I am warm enough.”
 These words, spoken to console the anxious ones, were the last uttered by the mortal lips.  The silver cord was loosed, the golden bowl broken.  The sweet spirit had winged its flight to brighter realms above where all is light and beauty.  In this short space of time the healthy, happy woman was taken from the home so dear to her and which her guiding spirit embellished and adorned.
As a wife and mother she was affectionate and devoted, [illegible] no [illegible] too great that would [illegible] to the comfort and happiness of those around her, binding the hearts of her family to her by the enduring chain of love that years and distance can never weaken.
A a neighbor and friend she was always kind and faithful, winning the respect and esteem of all who knew her.  Hers was the true gentility that was simply the natural expression of a kind and loving heart manifested alike toward all, be they rich or poor, high or low, and at all times and on all occasions.  Everything that benefitted community had her hearty support and encouragement.  Although of a retiring disposition, she took a lively interest in public affairs and was a careful observer of events.  As the years pass on she will be sadly missed by all.  Her hope and faith in the future were bright and confident, trusting to that beneficent power whose purposes are love and justice.  A husband and all her family had gone.  What a heavenly home awaits her.
The funeral was attended at her home.  The sermon was preached by Rev. S.C. Ainsworth and singing by a quartette.  She leaves a son and three daughters to follow her beautiful example and rejoin her in that world of peace.  May they find in this hour of their grief consolation in the blessed assurance.
{mourning poem follows}


From Paul Giometti

COLVIN-

The Late Gaylord G. Colvin

A BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND CHARACTER

To the Editor of the Agitator
 

Osceola, May 18, 1883, - Gaylord G. Colvin eldest son of Joshua and Dorothy Colvin was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., May 11th 1801, and died in this borough May 8, 1883. He came from Herkimer county with his father in 1800 and settled in the township of Deerfield on the land now occupied by Academy Corners. He taught the first school in the old "Liberty" school house at that place in 1821.

There were eleven children in his fathers family, four of whom are now living - a brother and sister in Bingham, Potter county, Pa., a sister in Laporte, Ind., and a brother at Weiser City, Idaho.

From Academy Corners Judge Colvin moved back to Herkimer county, where he married Ruth Colvin, who for 58 years has shared with him life’s joys and sorrows. From Herkimer he moved to Oneida county, thence to Spring Mills, Allegany county, thence to Bingham, Pa., and from there to Osceola in 1872, where he died in great peace, loved and mourned by all.

While a resident of New York he was for several years Justice of the Peace, and he was Commissioner of Potter county six years, and upon the expiration of that term he was elected Associate Judge, and served as such ten years. In all these offices he discharged his duties with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents.

Judge Colvin was early converted under Dr. Sheardown’s preaching and joined the Baptist Church, in which he lived and died.

He began life poor, but by honest and upright dealing secured the esteem of the community, and gained sufficient means to surround himself and family with a sufficiency of earthly comforts. He was a man of marked qualities - a man of positive convictions. Once convinced that a certain line of conduct was right, he followed it to the end irrespective of consequences. He was a strong temperance man, and the last act of his life - when his hand could no longer hold the pen to write his well-known signature - was to authorize his son to sign his name to remonstrance against license in Osceola.

A worthy citizen, a kind neighbor, an affectionate brother, father, husband, has gone to his reward; and while we bow in submission to the stroke, knowing it is his gain, we will endeavor to profit by his teaching and example. Rev. S. M. Dayton

COLVIN, (probably from the Agitator)
MRS. Ruth Colvin

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Born April 8, 1808 - Died April 10, 1900

Biographical Sketch of One of the Oldest Residents in Tioga Co.
 

Ruth, third child of Christopher Colvin and Elizabeth Hiltz, was born at Herkimer, N. Y., April 18, 1808. She died at Osceola Pa., April 10, 1900. She therefore lacked eight days of being 92 years old at the time of her decease.

The Colvin family have been 200 years in America. John Colvin the founder of this family settled at Dartmouth, Mass., about the year 1700. From Dartmouth he removed to Providence, R. I., in 1705. In round numbers the ancesters of Ruth Colvin lived 100 years thereafter in Rhode Island. Not far from the year 1800 her father removed from Rhode Island to the Mohawk valley in N. Y., and for 100 years has resided in New York and Pennsylvania. Ruth Colvin was of the sixth generation in decent from John Colvin, the immigrant ancestor.

Elizabeth Hiltz, mother of Ruth Colvin, was a daughter of John Hiltz, a Palatinate German, whose father settled in the Mohawk Valley in 1722.

Ruth Colvin received such education as the primitive schools of the period of her youth afforded. She was educated in the schools in the common branches of the English language, although in her home she spoke with equal facility both German and English. When she was sixteen years and six months old, she married her cousin, Gaylord Griswold Colvin, and their married life continued over a period of almost fiftynine years. Their marriage took place at Shells Bush, Herkimer county, N. Y., October 28, 1824, where they set up their housekeeping in a very modest way. For eight years they lived in five different places in Herkimer county. In 1832 they came to Allegany county, N. Y., and lived at Independence and Spring Mills in that county until 1848 - a period of sixteen years. In 1848 they removed to Potter county, Pa., and lived on three different farms in Bingham township until 1872 - a period of twenty-four years. During six years of this period her husband was a commissioner, and during ten years he was an associate judge of Potter county Pa. In 1872 they removed to Osceola Pa., where they purchased a residence known as the "Gothic", just west of the village. In this home, in 1883, her husband died, since which time she made her home with her daughter and with her son, making in all a residence of twenty-eight years in this place.

Mrs. Colvin was the mother of seventeen children. Amoung these children were four pairs of twins. Fourteen of her children died at birth or in infancy, or early youth, thus leaving but three who grew to manhood and womanhood. These survive her, namely: B. F. Colvin of this place, D. C. Colvin of Woodhull, N. Y., and Mary, wife of C. L. Hoyt of Horseheads, N.Y.

Mrs. Colvin became converted to the religion of Jesus Christ under the preaching of the Rev. Thomas Sheardown at Whitesville, N. Y. She was baptized by immersion by the Rev. V. Chase and became a member of the Baptist Church in 1837. She remained in connection with this denomination of Christian believers until about seven years ago, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Osceola. Her religious experiences were deep and sincere, but she was quiet and undemonstrative in expressing them.

Mrs. Colvin was fond of society, and when health and strength permitted loved to surround herself with company - especially the company of young people. In this social inclination her husband joined, and their home for many years was a neighborhood resort for both young and old. Her disposition was very amiable. She was always inclined to be pleased with whatever was done for her. She was unselfish. Her first thought was for others, not for herself. This frame of mind made her charitable and kind and helpful to those about her. These characteristics inspired love and after this long pilgramage of ninety-two years in this world, her remains were laid to rest with feelings of veneration and chastened sorrow on the part of her kindred and many friends.

The funeral, in charge of her pastor, the Rev. John Segwald, was held at the home of her son B. F. Colvin, where she died, Thursday, April 10th, 1900 at 1 p. m.


Various Obituaries of Bauman-Newell Families, taken from the Elmira Star-Gazette Submitted by Kathleen Sommers

Bauman, Emil G.
Age 84, of 4077 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Saturday, August 10, 1968.  Friends may call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday 11 a.m. Rev. Lynn F.B. Tschudy.  Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Survived by step-sons,  Thomas A. Jones, Harry H. Jones, both of Elmira; sisters,  Mrs.  Clifford (Frieda) Thomas, Mrs. Robert (Mayta) Edwards, both of Elmira Heights; nephew, James Newell, Elmira Heights.  He was a retired milk dealer and a member of the First United Church of Christ.

Newell, Mr. Baker
Age 81, of 905 Cedar St. Wednesday November 11, 1981 at the Arnot Ogdon Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m., with funeral and committal services Saturday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Marlin B. Stewart, his pastor, officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and would appreciate contributions to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baker’s memory.  Survived by wife Claribel Goodrich Newell, daughter Mrs. Fonda (Dunn) McBride of Elmira; son William Newell of Binghamton; 3 grandchildren Charlotte Simons of Ashville, NC, Judy Smith of Prospect, KY, Dr. James Newell of Bellville, NY; 8 great grandchildren; sister Dr. Ruth Brown of Largo, FL;  several nieces and nephews.  Baker was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a retired Penna. Railroad engineer, having retired in 1965, member of the Southport Senior Citizens Bowling League and a Veteran of World War I.

Robert Hammond Edwards
Robert Hammond Edwards, 248 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, Friday, Jan. 19, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mayta; brothers, Charles, Harry, and Arthur of Wellsboro, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Laura Campbell of Horseheads; step-son  James Newell of Elmira Heights; several nieces and nephews.  He was an employee of American-LaFrance-Foamite Corp.  The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where the funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Hilmer Grunwald.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Thomas, Clifford W.
Age 72 years of 250 W. 13th St., Elmira Heights, Tuesday, October 31, 1972.  Friends may call at the  Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by brother Alfred C. Thomas of  Elmira Heights; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church; a former assistant fire chief of Elmira Heights Fire Dept. and employed at Thatcher Glass Co. for 35 years retiring seven years ago.
 
 

Henry Bauman
Henry Bauman, 69, of 977 Sullivan St., Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1955, at Buffalo.  Survived by brothers, Emil and Albert Bauman; sisters, Mrs. Mayta Edwards and Mrs. Clifford Thomas, all of Elmira.  The body is at the Philip F. Wolf Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., where friends may call.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Hilmer Grunwald.  Woodlawn Cemetery.

Edwards, Arthur C. (Tunk)
Age 85 of No. 1 West  Ave., Wellsboro, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1978.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, the Rev. William F. Murphy officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Agnes Dininny Edwards; one son, Robert Edwards of Lebanon, Pa; two step-daughters, Mrs. James (Rosalind) Greenfield of Wellsboro and Mrs. Joseph Malvina) Fox, Rockville, Md.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was owner and operator of the Edwards Recreational and Billard Parlor, Pearl St., Wellsboro for over 40 years.  He was born August 16, 1892 in Wellsboro, the son of Robert and Anna Cromley Edwards.

Thomas, Alfred C.
Age 77, of 226 W. 13th St., Elmira Heights, Monday, March 24, 1975.  Friends may call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m.,  the Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Maple Grove Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Margaret M. Thomas; daughter, Mrs. Howard (Shirley) Williams  of Horseheads, step-son, Ralph Ward of Elmira; grandsons, Terry T. Williams, Howard Williams Jr., both of Horseheads, Harold Ward of Elmira; grand-daughter, Mrs. Dianne McNeil of Dover Plains, N.Y. seven great-grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass where  he was  quality control consultant with 49 1/2 years of service.  He was  a past master of Heights Lodge F & AM; member of Corning Consistory.  He was a retired member of Elmira Heights Fire Dept. Life member and past president of the Elmira Bowling Assn.; member of the Hall of Fame.  He was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church since 1913.

Thomas, Mrs. Freda Bauman
Of 250 W. Thirteenth St., Elmira Heights, Saturday, May 30, 1970.  Friends may call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday 11 a.m. Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  She is survived by husband, Clifford W. Thomas; sister, Mrs. Mayta Edwards, Elmira Heights; three nephews.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of United Oakwood Methodist Church.

Taber, William J.
Of Horseheads Trailer Park, formerly of Binghamton, N.Y., August 18, 1978.  No calling hours.  Private funeral at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Sunday afternoon.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.  Survived by wife, Essie; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dolly Hurst of Florida; a step-son, Robert Unrue of Spencerport, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Doris Leagen of Phoenix, Az.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  He was a retired postal clerk at Binghamton N.Y.; a veteran of WWII; and a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion.

Bauman, Mrs. Grace L. Jones
Of 407 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads died July 9, 1964.  Funeral was held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, the Rev. Charles H. Gustafson.  Pallbearers: Robert Breese, Clayton Templar, James Newell, Harold Jenkins, David Jenkins, Keenan Newell.

Deaths of the Past Week (published October 1, 1933)

Otis Shoemaker
Otis Shoemaker, late of 133 East State Street, Ithaca, died at Ithaca Thursday at 9 p.m.  He was a former resident of Chemung and Waverly.  Dec. 19, 1906 he married Miss Ida Taber of Waverly.  Mr. Shoemaker had resided in Ithaca 22  years, where he had been proprietor  of the Cornell Taxi Company.  Besides his widow, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lynn Miles of Rochester, Mrs. Florence E. Taber and Mrs. Edgar Beard of Elmira.  The funeral will be held in the St. John Episcopal Church, Ithaca, Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Lake View Cemetery, Ithaca.

Charles Hoffman
Charles Hoffman, late of 1211, College Avenue, died at the home Tuesday.  He is survived by his widow and one sister, Mrs. Mary Hawley, Marathon, N.Y.

Mrs. L.J. Sturdevant
Mrs. Hattie E. Sturdevant, late of 451 West First Street, died Wednesday.  She is survived by her husband, Lewis J. Sturdevant, a son, Dr. Tracey B. Sturdevant.

Mrs. Emma Phesay
Mrs. Emma Phesay, widow of John Phesay, died at the family home, 518 Elizabeth Street, Wednesday.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Rathbun, and two grandsons John and George Rathbun, all of Elmira.

Edward Herrington
Edward Herrington, 80, a resident of Wellsburg, died Sept. 23.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. George Foulke of Chemung, a brother, Egbert of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.

James Tattersall
James Tattersall, 84, late of 635 West Gray Street, died Sept. 24.  He is survived by two sons, William and John, at home, one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Murphy, East Orange, N.J. and several grandchildren.

Mrs. Fred Etz
Mrs. Jennie B. Etz died Thursday at the family home, 309 West Clinton Street.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Howe; a nephew  Walter  L. Barnes of Elmira.

Mrs. William N. Farr
Mrs. Jennie E. Farr , 79, late of 200 West 13th Street, Elmira Heights, died Tuesday.  She is survived by her husband, William N. Farr, a daughter, Miss Nellie Farr, of Scranton, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Della Chandler of Elizabeth City, N.C.

Roy F. DeVore
Roy F. DeVore died at the family home, 313 Baldwin Street, Sept. 23. Mr. DeVore is survived by his widow, one son, Clifton; one grandson, Clifton Jr.; three brothers, Ray and Burr of Elmira, William of Waverly, several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Arvilla Ferguson
Mrs. Arvilla Ferguson, 47, late of 405 William Street, died Tuesday.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Malone Jr.; three brothers, M.C. and Charles Fredrick of Chicago; Leon Fredrick of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Frank McCarthy of Sayre, Pa.

Frank W. Rudnick
Frank W. Rudnick, 48, died Friday at the family home, 517 Morley Place.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edith  Moylan of Newfield; Mrs. Dora Dickinson of Elmira;  a brother, Henry E. of Elmira.  The funeral  will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the family home.  The Rev. R. Vieweg to officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Edward Bauman (Baumann)
Mrs. Carolyn E. Bauman, late of 977 Sullivan Street, widow of Edward Bauman, died Sept 24.  She is survived by four sons, Emil, Henry, Robert, and Albert, Elmira; three daughters, Mrs. Clair Scott, Horseheads, Mrs. W.J. Newell and Mrs. Clifford Thomas, both of Elmira Heights; one sister, Mrs. William Bauman, Elmira, and three grandchildren, Garret and Robert Lyon and James Newell all of Elmira. (She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery).

Mrs. Walter Williams
Mrs. Ada Williams, 56, died Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home Chemung, R.D. 1. She is survived by her husband, Walter Williams; four sons, Roger Coolbaugh, Myer, Roy and Clair Williams at home; a sister, Mrs. Morgan Jones of North Chemung; three brothers, Fay and Ralph Rogers of Chemung; Burr Rogers of Waverly.

Mrs. Joseph H. Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Helen E. Fitzpatrick, late of 500 Edgewood Drive died Monday at 7:40 p.m.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Fitzpatrick; the mother, Mrs. Frances Crowe; two sisters, Miss Catherine Crowe and Mrs. Daniel Kennedy; two brothers, Edward, Elmira, and John, Weehawken, N.J.  She was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin of the Saint Patrick Church.  Her infant son died Sept. 20.

Peter McDonald
Peter McDonald of Niagara Falls, formerly of Elmira, died Sept. 24 morning of a heart seizure while attending the Mass in the St. Theresa  Church of Niagara Falls.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna McDonald, a son, George of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Mrs. E.B. Donnelly of Buffalo; Mrs. D.M. Epsey of Elmira; a brother, Edward McDonald of Elmira; several nieces and nephew.