Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Eighty Three
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Victor Nowak 83, of Canada Road, Covington, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at home.
Born March 13, 1015, in Blossburg, he was the son on John and Rose Zuchowski
He retired from Ward Manufacturing in 1980 after 33 years of service.
He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy. He had been a member of St.Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Leona P. Makowiec Nowak, in 1962; this son, Richard J., in 1974; his brother, Stanley; and his sister, Cecilia Smith. Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Marian Hancher Nowak; one son, Edward Nowak of Wellsboro; Connie Makowiec of Blossburg; and five grandchildren. Calling hours were held Monday, Jan. 11, at the Zicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. A prayer service was held at the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 12, followed by a mass of christian burial at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Kenneth Seeger officiating. Burial was made at St. Mary's Cemetery, Blossburg. The family provided the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritans, c/o St. Mary's Church, 138 St. Mary's Street, Blossburg, Pennsylvania 16912.
Harold Holcolmb-the funeral will be Tuesday for Harold E. (Hokey) Holcomb, 81, of 241 Back Street, Montoursville, who died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in Williamsport Hospital. His wife, the former Flossie E. Marshall, died June 27, 1991. He worked as a veterinary assistance for Little's Veterinary Hospital on Lycoming Creek Road and as an equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lycoming Creek Road. Born Sept. 24, 1917, in Montoursville, he was a son of Howard S. and Eva M. Kleese Holcomb. Survivors include a son, Dale E. Sr., a daughter Deborah E. DeLong, and a sister Hazel McGinnis, or Montoursville; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be a 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders, 821 Diamond Street. Burial will be in Turbotville, Pennsylvania. Friends may call that the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday
Margaret B. Norman Oct. 18, 1917-Dec. 24 1990, Adams-Morse-Kleese Funeral Home Blossburg, Pennsylvania.
David Harer, 80, of Liberty, brother Lloyd A. Harer, of Montgomery. he died Monday night, Aug. 7, 1961, in the Blossburg State Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Harer was a retired lumberman. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Schmelzle, Covington, and Mrs. Mary E. Vance and Mrs. Rossie Herman both of Rochester, New York, and another brother, Robert Harer of Liberty.
Walter A. Sawyer , 85, of Liberty, died Monday, Aug. 7, 1995, and Williamsport General Hospital. Born on May 20, 1910, in Liberty, he was a son of Amos and Emma Raker Sawyer. From 1942 to 1975 he with his brother Frank R. Sawyer, owned the Sawyer Brothers hardware, furniture and garage which he operated. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, Arbon Lodge No. 350, F&AM the Williamsport Consistory, Liberty Volunteer Fire Company, Liberty Area Historical Society and the Tioga County Historical Society. Surviving are his brother Frank R. Sawyer of Liberty; sister Leah K. Sawyer of Franklin; and brother-in-law Guy Schaffer of Liberty. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home. Funeral and Committal Services will immediately follow. Burial in the Freidens’ Cemetery, Lycoming County, the Rev. Joy Bement, his pastor, officiating. The family will provide hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Company, Duane Hoffman, treasurer, post office box 126, Liberty, Pennsylvania 16930.
Violet J .Ingalls-83, lifelong resident of East Point, Pennsylvania, was called home to her Lord Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 At the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born on August, 1919 in East Point, a daughter Bert and Hattie Moyer Mase. Mrs. Ingalls was a member Of the East Point Pollyanna's. Violet devoted her life to her family and farming. She was rarely absent from Golden Rock Farm. When she was not out Bryan the barn she would be in-house baking, canning were tending to her plants. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Surviving our daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Robert Heatley, & son and daughter and law Raymond and Kathleen Ingalls, All of Roaring Branch, (East Point); grandchildren Scott and Wendy Heatley, Bryan And Brandy Heatley, Becky and Darcy Litzleman., Wendy & Kevin Spano, Randy & Garin Ingalls, Carmen Ingalls & fiance Mike Leatherman, nine great-grandchildren, sister Ida Harer of Wellsboro, and sister-in law Florence Cordier Of Elmira. In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Clark, in 1964. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, and some 11 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. The funeral will immediately follow at the funeral home with Pastor Joy Huslander officiating. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, Memorial's May Be Made to the East Point Methodist Church, R. R.1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania 17765 or the Liberty Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 126, Liberty, Pennsylvania 16930.
Covington After June Bride Record. Dinner and "Showers" Precede the Marriage of Three of Covington's Fairest Daughters-Doctor H. Kingsbury Prominent Citizen Dead
Mrs. J. W. Hermann is visiting Mrs. S. O. Putnam, in Wellsboro, and on Thursday evening last was a guest of honor at a dinner given by Mrs. Putnam.
Miss Maude Cleveland, of Covington, and James Dewey, of Wellsboro, were married in the Wellsboro on Saturday, June 13, by the Rev. Neubauer, pastor of the Baptist Church.
On last Friday evening a variety shower was given Miss Maude Wilcox, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Blanchard. About 40 were present, and a pleasant evening passed.
A variety shower was given Miss Haley McCoy, of Mansfield, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Marvin on Monday evening. Refreshments were served, and all present report a pleasant evening. The out-of-town guests were: Mrs. K. Parkhurst and Frank Marvin, of Mansfield; Miss Musietta Lyke, of Towanda; Miss Ruth Lyle, of Petersburg and Harold Cunningham of Olean, New York.
Miss Maude Wilcox, a daughter P. A. Wilcox and James Sampson, son of Mrs. Jane Sampson, both of Covington, were married on Wednesday, June 17, at the home of Commissioner and Mrs. S. O. Putnam in Wellsboro, the Rev. and Johnstone, a Covington Baptist Church, officiating. The bride’s down was a white rice cloth trimmed with moire and shadow lace. A wedding luncheon was served by Mrs. Putnam immediately after the ceremony, after which Mr. and Mrs. Sampson returned to their home in this Township, which was ready for them. The bride is one of Covington's most popular young ladies and the bridegroom is an industrious young man and a successful farmer. There many friends wish them long life, happiness and prosperity.
Mrs. Ada Jessup Ames, 80, of Covington. Monday Jan. 6, 1947. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Cora Oliver and Mrs. Vera Wood, both of Elmira, Mrs. Laroca Fay of Covington; sons, William of Elmira, Freal and Eugene of Bath, Stuart of Rochester; sister Mrs. Dora Davis of Lawrenceville; brother, William Jessup of Fassett, New York. Funeral Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral Home, Mansfield. Rev. Clifton Dawson, Grey Cemetery, Covington.
This Hallie M. McCoy, daughter Mrs. Catherine Parkhurst, of Mansfield and Harold M. Cunningham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cunningham, of Olean, New York., were married at the home of the bride's mother, on Wednesday evening at 8 clock, the Rev. A. B. Judson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating. The double ring ceremony was used. Miss Musietta Lyke, of Towanda, was made of honor, and Miss Ruth Lyle, of Petersburg, bridesmaid; Chester Allen of Olean, was best man; Little Katherine Klair, ring bearer; Mrs. J. Matson, of Warren, played a wedding march. A wedding supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham passing their honeymoon in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lake Chautauqua, being accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carr, were married last week. The bride and groom formerly resided in Covington, where they have many friends who extend felicitations. They will reside in Olean.
Dr. Harry H. Kingsbury, 54 years old, died last his home in this borough on Saturday last, after a week's illness of pneumonia and heart trouble. The funeral was held from the house, Monday, at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. Dudley, officiating. Interment was in the Gray Cemetery. Decedent is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Ruby Kingsbury, and two sons, Ross and Charles Kingsbury, of this place. Mr. Kingsbury was a longtime resident of Covington and was well known throughout the county, where he had large practice as an optician.
Florence Olliver, Big Flats Teacher, Weds Mr. Reasor, the Rev. John D. Wilcox of Big Flats perform the marriage of Mrs. Florence V. Oliver to Grant Reasor Friday, Feb. 20, 1948 at 6 p.m.
The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Oliver, son and daughter in law of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kahler, daughter and son-in-law of the bridegroom; and two grandchildren, Elaine and Lee Kahler.
The bride was attired in a suit of sea foam gabardine with pink accessories and an orchid corsage.
To following the ceremony to group at a wedding dinner at Harris Hill Inn. Later the bride and bridegroom left for short wedding trip. After March 1st they will be at home in Big Flats.
Mrs. Reasor is a teacher in the Big Flats Union School, and Mr. Reasor, former supervisor for the Town of Big Flats, has been employed by the New York Central Railroad for several years.
Pre-nuptial events included a card party and shower given by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kelly and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Patterson at the home on the latter, for members of the Big Flats Union School faculty and their husbands and members of the Board of Education and their wives. A Valentine party held at the Methodist Church on the bride and bridegroom, who is a lay leader and Sunday school superintendent.
Harold E. Cunningham, 50, of South Main Street, and died unexpectedly about 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1942. A son of R. C. N. Rose Cunningham, he was born to Morris Run, November 2, 1892. When he was a child the family moved to Covington, where he attended school and graduated from a high school. June 17, 1914, he married Miss Haley McCoy, off Carr Inc. and, and for a year conducted a barber shop at Olean when he came to Mansfield and opened a barber shop, which he conducted until his death. he was a member of the Baptist Church, Mansfield Lodge 526 IOOF, and the Mansfield Businessman's Association. Surviving are in his wife; his mother, Mrs. Rose Cunningham, of Mansfield,RD, and today aunts, Mrs. Helen Frost, are Mansfield RD, and Mrs. Elmer Aldrich, of Rutland. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Shaw funeral home, the Rev. David J. Griffith officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.
Mrs. Catherine Parkhurst, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1945, at the home of her brother, Frank H. Marvin, on South Main Street, following several years of ill health.
A daughter of Stillman and Elizabeth Hughes Marvin, she was born April 6,1864, at Covington. For the past 31 years she was a resident of Mansfield. She was a member of the Disciple of Christ church at Covington.
She was married to Frank McCoy and three children were born to them, two sons who died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Haley Cunningham, Mansfield. Later she was married to Ray Parkhurst.
Besides her daughter and brother, she is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Henry Wingard, and gr-granddaughter, Haley Jean Wingard of Lock Haven.
Funeral services were held Dec. 26, at the Shaw funeral home, the Rev. David J. Griffith officiating. Burial was in the Gray Cemetery, Covington.
Mrs. Orilla Patterson , Covington, died at the Blossburg State Hospital April 24, 1947, at the age of 95 years and seven months. She was the widow of John Patterson. Survived by nephews, WE Phillips and John Patterson, Covington; nieces Mrs. Fred Sturges, of Troy, New York; Mrs. William Reed, Elmira, New York,, and Mrs. Charles Fessler, Covington. Funeral was held at the Shaw funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Larue Cook. Burial was in the Gray the Grey Cemetery at Covington. She was a charter member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Covington and remained a loyal supporter as long she lived. Pall bearers were Ward Phelps, C. E. Soper, Harry Smith, Frank Van Druff, William Warters and W. A. Spencer.
Miss Reidy married to Mr. Forrest the marriage of Miss Margaret Reidy, 908 Maple Avenue, and Richard L. Forrest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Forrest, 1244 West 3rd Street, took place Jan. 15, 1946, at 9 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul's Church. The Rev. William J. Naughton performed the ceremony and nuptial music was played by Mrs. Clarence Kennedy, church organist.
Bride was given in married by her brother, Bernard Reidy of Elmira. She wore an aqua street length crepe gown and the matching satin hat and veil and gloves. She carried gardenias with pink streamers.
Miss Jeanne M. Falsey of Elmira, as maid of honor, wore a Navy blue crepe down with Navy and pink accessories and corsage of pink roses. Cedric P. Wood of Elmira was best man and ushers were Thomas E. Forrest of Buffalo and Lawrence K. Forrest Of Elmira.
Mrs. Forrest, mother of the bridegroom, wore a pale blue gown, black accessories and a corsage of pink roses for the wedding.
Following the ceremony a breakfast was served at the Mark Twain hotel for members of the immediate families and a wedding party. A reception was held in the afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Olthof., at whose home the bride lived.
When the couple left for wedding trip to Binghamton and Buffalo. Mrs. Forrest was attired in a line green suit with what she wore black accessories and a Rose and gardenias corsage. The couple are living at 450 Riverside Avenue.
The bride, charter of the late Bernard Reidy, is a graduate of St. Peter and Paul's Parochial School And the Elmira Free Academy. She is employed in the office of Rosenbaum's.
Mr. Forrest is a graduate of the Hendy Avenue School And the Elmira Free Academy. He was recently discharged after serving 45 months in the Army. He participated in both the European And Pacific Theaters, serving 24 months with a 12th Air Force which took part in the African and Italian campaigns and six months with the seventh Air Force at Okinawa.
Lieutenant Ernistene Bailey, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar F. Ernest, 906 Pennsylvania Avenue, is on terminal leave prior to being discharged from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
A graduate of the Arnot Ogen Hospital School of Nursing. Lieutenant Bailey Entered Service in December 1942, and was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, and St. Alban’s,___ she served 17 months in the South Pacific area.
Shirley Kiley, Lorraine Kiley Mr. and Mrs. William H. Kiley of Covington announced the engagements of their daughters Lorraine and Shirley to corporal Lloyd G. Flint Jr. and private Donald E. Booth respectively.
Miss Lorraine Kiley graduated From Covington High School in 1940, and is now a Lynchburg VA college senior. She expects to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in May.
Corporal Flint whose parents reside in Victoria, Virginia graduated from Lynchburg College in 1941. He is with the Quartermaster Regiment Fort Cluster, Michigan.
Miss Shirley Kiley graduated from Covington high he in 1942 attended Elmira Business Institute and is an Eclipse plant office employee.
Private Booth son of Mrs. Isabel Booth or Blossburg graduated from the Blossburg High School And Elmira Business Institute. Since graduating from the New England School, Boston. Private Booths has been assigned to active duty with the Army Air Force.
To Miss Hammond, Mr. Kersterke married Miss Dorothy Hammond became the bride of Marvin Mr. Kesterke in a ceremony performed Sunday, Aug. 5,1945, at 9 p.m. at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. George G. Burroughs of Pine City.The bride is the daughter Mrs. Neva Hammond, 502 Ivy Street and the late Radford J. Hammond. The bridegroom is the son of Mason Kesterke 969 Hartman Street, and Mrs. Arlene Kesterke of Syracuse. Miss Barbara Kesterke was maid of honor of and only attendant for the bride. Lester Carpenter was best man. Mr. Kesterke is a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy and is employed at Remington Rand Inc. the bridegroom also attended local schools. He received an honorable discharge after serving two years in the Navy and is now a Remington Rand employee. The couple is living at 606 Falick Street.
(1946) Hutcheson-Coons -Covington Mrs. Lou Ella H. Hutcheson and Harry L. Coons both of Covington, were married by the Rev. N. Allen Sours, pastor of the Covington Methodist Church, Sunday evening at the home of the bride in Covington. Mr. Coons is employed at the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Co.. Mr. and Mrs. Coons will make their home here.
Miss Whitaker-announcement on the engagement of Miss Jean Whitaker to Walter Mitchell is made by the bride elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Whitaker of Mansfield. The perspective bridegroom is the son of Albert Mitchell of Covington.
Miss Whitaker is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and for the past three years has been employed by the Tri County Rural Electric Co-Op.
Mr. Mitchell also graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, if he is employed by I. W. Harvey of Mansfield. Wedding plans are incomplete.
Area couple wed in Blossburg, Miss Helen Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Willis of Covington, became the bride of William B. Wilson in the ceremony performed at St. Anderews church in Blossburg, Saturday, Jan. 5,1946, at 5 p.m.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Mary Wolfson and the late Hugh Wilson, and grandson of the late W. B. Wilson of Blossburg.
Rev. J. J. Naillin performed the marriage. The bride was given in married by her uncle, John Fletcher, Mansfield and attended by her cousin, Ms. Doris Knowlton of Covington. William McNamara of Blossburg was best man.
The bride were a white satin and net gown with fingertip veil and carry a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. Miss Knowlton wore a pink net gown with a matching hat and carried a bouquet of pompoms and snapdragons.
The bride is a graduate of Covington High School and the Beauty Culture School in Williamsport. She is employed in the laboratory Of the Corning Glass Works. The bridegroom recently returned from Europe, where he served with the Second Armored Division.
Following a reception, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson left for trip and upon the returned will reside in Mansfield.
Tuesday Nov. 6,1942 edition-paper unknown-Wed this evening of--
Miss Arlene Estelle Locey, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Locey,
84 Fernhill Avenue, will be married to the Rev. John W. Jones of
Washington, this evening at 8:00 in the Kensington Alliance Church the
bridegroom’s father officiating. Mrs. Ralph F. Howe will be her sister
maid of honor and her other bridal attendance will be Miss Betty Jane Ulrich
and Mrs. Roger R. Morgan. Mr. George Jones Jr. will be his brother’s best
man and ushers will be Mr. Mark M. Locey and Rev. Charles andWill…..
. Carrie Wilcox Covington, weds-Miss Carrie E. Wilcox daughter Mr. and Mrs. Claud L. Wilcox of Covington, and Edward Olson of Blossburg RD1, were married June 28, at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Ethel W. Brewer, pastor Of the Church of Christ the Wellsboro, sister of the right, performed single rings ceremony.
Miss Velma Cutler of Covington, played traditional wedding music and accompanying Miss Ruth Phillips of Covington, soloist.
Miss Gwendolyn Brasted of Mansfield, was the brides only attended. Norman Olson was best man for his brother.
Following the ceremony awaiting dinner was served to members to members of the immediate families. The bride is a teacher in the Charleston Grade School. Mr. Olson is employed By the Wellsboro Electric Co.
May 1947-To Join Husband, Father in Japan -Mrs. James J. Ade with daughter, Iris P. and son James P., are scheduled to sail from Seattle, Washington Sunday to join their husband and father, Lieutenant Ade in Tokyo, Japan. Mrs. Ade is the former Alice Connelly of Covington PA.
Mainesburg Weddings- Miss Ruth Sours, daughter of the Rev. & Mrs. Norris Sours Of Mainesburg, and Robert Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Welch of Mainesburg, were married Friday Aug. 1, 1947, in the Methodist church, at Mainesburg, by the brides father. Mrs. Lyle Smith of Mainesburg, at the organ played traditional wedding music and accompanying Mr.Ramona Clark, school friend of the bride, who sang. Miss Erlena Hart of Mainesburg, was maid of honor and Paul Welch, brother of the bridegroom,, was best man. Ann Chanberlain of Mainesburg, was flowergirl upon the returned from a motor trip to Thousand Islands, Mr. and Mrs. Welch will be a home in Mainesburg.
James Bertrum Matthews, 75, died at the Blossburg State Hospital Monday, April 26, and to 45 a.m.
Mr. Matthews was born in northern Wisconsin Feb. 21, 1869. He attended district schools there and was a graduate of Menomonie, Wisconsin .High School. Mr. Matthews taught for several years in the schools of Dunn County, Wisconsin, then came east and taught for ten years in the Tioga County schools.
He gained considerable fame as an athlete, being a semi professional boxer and baseball player and his popularity in teaching these arts to boys was widespread.
In 1901 Mr. Matthews was married to Alice Payne, Jackson, Pennsylvania, to this union were born three children, George, of Elmira, New York; Robert, of Coal, Florida, and Mrs. Thomas Evans, of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Covington Church Centennial Event
Johnsons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary in celebration other 50th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson entertained 107 guests at open house Wednesday afternoon man evening, April 21 (1943) a program consisting of piano numbers by the nephew, Ulna Goodall, Harrisburg; vocal numbers by John Phillips of Wellsboro; and motion pictures of the sea fishing at West Palm Beach, Florida, the New Orleans Mardi Gras and the golden wedding of Mrs. Johnson brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William Douglas, of Covington, which occurred three years ago, shown by their sign, Stuart Johnson.
Among the many gifts received were 100 each of yellow and bronze roses, a floor lamp from the Ever Ready and Sunshine Classes of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ , a set of petalware ware China, sterling silver service for eight, tray, brass lamp, then it loyal painting from their neighbors 50 other roses were from their sign, Stuart Johnson. Their grandson, Harold Besanceney, who teaches at Blytheville, Arkansas, said Mrs. Johnson and orchid for her corsage and a boutonniere to Mr. Johnson.
Out-of-town gas were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barenbrugge, Mr. and Mrs. Adam J. Jerad, Mrs. Robert C. Albee, Elmira; Mrs. Frank A. Swoke, Lock Haven; Mrs. Robert D. Smink, Williamsport; Mr. and Mrs. C. Dawson, Sayre; Mrs. May Goodall, Mrs. Wayne English, Mr. and Mrs. Ulna Goodall, Mr. and Mrs. Philip best and daughter. Patricia Lee, Harrisburg; Miss Betty Lou Jones, Washington D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. James Tears, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Macintosh, Mr. and Mrs. John Weller, Mr. R.L. Guerensey, Miss Anna R. Anderson, Blossburg; Rev. and Mrs. William A. Joel, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Douglas, Mrs. H. C. Kutz, Mrs. Mary Marvin, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Marvin and sons Richard and Russell, Mrs. Blanche Elliott, Miss JoAnne Payton Covington.
Mrs. Ida Marvin and Charles Johnson were married April 21, 1898, at the Marvin Homestead at Covington by Rev. Leon J. Reynolds, following their marriage they resided on a Covington for three years, when they purchased the Odell farm west of the Tioga River, which spaced along. For several years Mr. Johnson dealt in horses and your bred cattle and was one of the first yours to introduce western horses to this section. In 1918 they purchased the Pitts property on South Main St., and in 1929 build their present home on an adjacent lot.
26 years ago was two "old" Republic trucks, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson started a trucking business which has become one of Mansfield leading industries and one of the leading motor transport lines in this area. They retire January 1, 1938, and their son, Stuart Johnson, took over the Johnson Truck Lines, which now includes a fleet of 35 trucks and employees 79.
Besides his trucking business Mr. Johnson has purchased and improved several properties in the Borough making them into attractive homes and apartments, and assets to the community. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are members of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, which they Dasirymen's served in several official capacities, Mrs. Johnson Is a Member of the Outlook Club, Twilight Chapter, OES Woman’s Christian TemperanceUnion, And the Women's Republican Council. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter And the Odd Fellows Lodge of Mansfield and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a member of the Borough council for eight years and was one of the organizers of the local Dairymen’s League.
Besides their sign, Stuart Johnson, who celebrated his 40th birthday Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have a daughter, Mrs. Ellery Besanceney, Mansfield; five grandson and one great granddaughter.
Guests at the celebration who were present at the wedding 50 years ago were Mrs. Mary Marvin, Mrs. May Goodall, Ulna Goodall, Mr. and Mrs. William Douglas, Mrs. Glenn Gillette
Miss Forrest, W.C. Barnes to be wed-Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Forrest 1244 West 3rd Street announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Theresa Louise, to William C. Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Janes of Ripon, California.
Miss Forrest is a graduate Of Elmira Free Academy and attended the Delhi Technical Institute. Mr. Barnes, a graduate of Voorheesville Central High School, and also a graduate Of the Technical Institute a t Delhi, is majoring in building construction . He is a veteran of three years with the Navy. He is employed by the Pike Construction Co. Rochester, New York the wedding will take place August 30th
Nellie D. Rockwell-Mansfield has lost one of its best loved citizens in the death of Miss Nellie Rockwell. The years of her life, Sept. 10, 1863, to April 23, 1945, though filled with the usual human allotment of difficulties and sorrows, were lightened by courage and an unselfish spirit, she not only enjoyed life herself, but contributed greatly to happiness of others.
Miss Rockwell was born on our near Cherry Flat the daughter Levi Sarah Rarick Rockwell. From this home, the family move to Wellsboro where They Lived for 12 Years. During this time Nellie and her sisters completed the high school course. Some of her early high school acquaintances became her lifelong friends. Later after the family moved to Sullivan Township, Nellie learned the milliner's trade and began work in Mansfield, in the same building wherefore many years she had her own shop. Here her business and social life was centered.
Miss Rockwell is survived by two sister, Mary Webster, Mansfield, and Mrs. CH Seads, a Williamsport, and several other cousins, and by a host of friends.
Such, are their facts regarding the life of Miss Rockwell. Here her personal of these items does not, however, given adequate idea of what Miss Rockwell meant to her community.
450 years Miss Rob all made hats for the women of Mansfield and the vicinity, fashioning each with infinite patients to suit the individual needs and whims of her customers. Her skillful fingers, excellent taste and kindly personality made her customers her personal friends. Her circle friends was continually enlarged through both business and social contacts and her shot became a center where women met to rest in chat.
Miss Rockwell never spoke ill of anyone. Like the ideal woman of Proverbs, she opened her mouth with wisdom and the law of kindness was in her tongue, and so was a natural for others to follow her example, at least in her presence. Her deeds as well as her words, exhibited her generous spirit. Her memory was poor when it involved recalling bills due her, especially from those of limited means. She like to make a woman or child happy the with a new hat, even had her own expense. To an unusual degree, Miss Rockwell possessed a keen mind and a fine appreciation of the best and arts and literature. She read widely and was able to carry over to others, almost as if at firsthand, her own enjoyment of a fine book. In the Friendship Class, the WCTU, the DAR, the Colombian Literary Exchange and other organizations to which she belonged, she often gave book reviews which were made more effective and enjoyable by her fine reading a is n interpretation. This was especially true in the Columbian Literary Exchange, are of which she was the most valuable member for many years.
Miss Rockwell was greatly interested in all community projects. To these she was able to contribute greatly because of her generous spirit, her skill and human contacts, and sane judgment. On Feb. 5, 1940, on the occasion of her retirement, The Business Man's Association of Mansfield gave her a testimonial dinner, which was attended by businessman and women and by many offer friends. In recognition offer 50 years of service she was presented with framed resolutions of honor, with a purse and 50 read roses.
Miss Rockwell, the oldest member of the Baptist Church, gave freely of her strengths and means to the missionary and social enterprises of the church. Two years ago at the 100th anniversary celebration she served on the committee of…. Arrangements and presided at the afternoon session. Only last years she took an active part in planning the missionary program. As long as her strength permitted, she did what she could. Hers was a noble life. In all phases of community, social and religious activity, Mansfield is the poorer to for loss
Ettie w. Connelly [Philetta Watkins - SRGP 07228]] (May 11, 1910)-in 1855, on one of the Pleasant Farms in Sullivan, lived Nicholas Watkins, wife and children. Here, 55 years ago one January day , came the subject of our sketch. Here, rambling the sunny hills, were playing in the Pleasant Valley with her brothers and sisters, attending the home school course singing in the village choir, her happy girlhood days past swiftly by. Here she was wooed & won by her lifelong lover, Benjamin Connelly
Joining their young lives to walk together the path of life, thinking the Lord for youth and health and a life so sweet. She had an utter disregard for self where her family, children or needy friends, were concerned. She too, had her faults, but they were written and sand. Those that knew her best loved her most, and can to say the world is better that she has lived.
Both unusual musical ability, and possessed a great charm of manner, she made friends wherever she went. Four years ago she was stricken with Brights disease, and a learned physician told Her she would never be well again. She never winced, but bore her sentence with marked fortitude, and this time passed in closer about her the mantle of her faith-a fabric that lacks neither warp nor woof, and, looking into the beyond, she saw something more tangible than anything like, and longed for the change. When it did come to, there was no murmur, and her life went out like unto a harper laying his opened palm on the harp strings to deaden the vibrations and went down to that beautiful sleep which knows no waking. Besides her husband, now left desolate, their live to mourn her departure, four daughters-Mrs. Ralph Fox, Mainesburg; Mrs. D. D. Welch, of Mansfield; Mrs. Dan Dacy, of Corning, New York; Miss Ruby Connelly, Mainesburg, and six grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Omer Doud, of Sullivan Mrs. Jesse Austen, Mainesburg, and one brother, Benona Watkins, Kansas, another brother, Rumsey Watkins, having passed beyond six years ago. Once son, Willie, and one grandchild also await to welcome her on the other shore.
Benjamin F. Connelly (SRGP 07239) an esteemed lifelong resident of Sullivan, died at his home near Mainesburg Sunday, Oct. 12, 1924.Mr. Connelly was born Aug. 7,1852, a son of Michael and Martha Connelly and was the youngest of a family of 10 children, the only surviving one being Mrs. Alice Rumsey, of Rumsey Hill. His education was obtained in rural schools and the Mansfield seminary.. On Nov. 6,1873, he was married to Philletta D.Watkins, Mainesburg. To this union were born five children, for daughters and one son, Mrs. Gertrude Welch, of Covington; Mrs. Carry Fox, of Geneva; Mrs. Edward Dacy, of Painted Post; Mrs. Ruby Paul , of Newark, New Jersey, and William who died in infancy. His wife died April 20, 1910 l to Mrs. Emma Ashley, who gave him most devoted care in his long in invalidism. He held various public offices, refusing to qualify in his last election as Justice of the peace because of failing health. He excepted Christ and lived an upright christian life, being of a personality which made many friends, not only of his own age, but among young people who were won't to refer to have matters "that grand old man".
Mrs. Blanche Scaife Jones -40, of Fernwood, New York, wife of the Rev. Clarence Jones. Friday Aug. 27, 1943 following a long illness. Survivors: husband: five daughters, Arloween, Katherine, Carmilla, Grace, Mary, all and home; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Forrest, of Elmira. Mrs. Lillian Burtch of Otsego: one brother, Pfc Theodore J. Scaife of Camp Pickett, Virginia, services at Colosse Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday, funeral Tuesday at Kingsbury Baptist Church.
Church Fetes Couple,Wed Half-century-the Baptist Church at Covington honored Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Scaife, recently with a reception at the church in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The reception committee was Miss Carrie Wilcox and Mrs. E. B. Zimmer. Following the arrival of the guests, Mrs. LC Grow played Mendelssohn's Wedding March while Mr. and Mrs. Scaife proceeded to the seats reserved for them. The Pastor, Rev. LC Grow, acted as toast master. Those contributing to the program were Brian Burtch, Wheaton, Illinois, violin solo; Miss Ruth Phillips, vocal in clarinet solos; Miss Thelma Bolt, accordion solo; Dr. Will George Butler and Miss Jenny Butler, vocal duets; Dr. Butler,: poem and violin solos; vocal solos, Miss Butler and Uarda Scaife; vocal duets, the Misses Jeanette and Sena Cummings and the Jones sisters; duet, Mrs. Lillian Burtch &, son, Brian. Talks were given by the Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Dewey and Mrs. Herrick Wilcox, clerk of the church.
Luncheon was served to 150 guests in the dining room of the church. The table was decorated with white lighted candles and yellow streamers and centered with a large wedding cake. Besides the many gifts presented by the guests Mr. and Mrs. Scaife were presented a purse of money from the church, And a basket of flowers from the Sunday School. Mrs. Scaife became a member of the church when a young girl and Mr. Scaife became a member in 1895.
When Mr. Scaife went to Covington he set up what is called a "shop" were he served the community as wagon maker and blacksmith. The "shop" is now and up-to-date garage.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Scaife, Mrs. Lottie Forrest Of Elmira; Mrs. Lillian Burtch, of Otsego New York; Mrs. Blanche Jones, deceased, and Theodore Scaife, who was recently discharged after nearly three years overseas service, and is now a partner with his father in the garage. They also have several grandchildren.
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Scaife's observe golden wedding anniversary-the Baptist Church of Covington gave a reception for Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Scaife in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary April 27, 1946. The reception committee, Miss Carrie Wilcox and Mrs. E. B. Zimmer, met the guests as they arrive, escorted them to meet Mr. and Mrs. Scaife, who were receiving congratulations, and ushered them to seads after they had registered.
This was followed by strains of "Here Comes the Bride," Played by Mrs. L.C. Grow, as the bride and bridegroom large down the aisle and took seats reserved for them.
Rev. LC Grow, pastor of the entertaining church, acted as toast master in a very capable manner, interspersing the program by witty remarks and jokes about the honored pair.
Those can share regime to the fine program were: Mr. Brian Burch., Wheaton College, Illinois violin solo; and Miss Ruth Phillips, vocal and clarinet solos; Miss Thelma Bolt, piano accordion; D. Will George Butler
and sister, Miss Jenny Butler, vocal duet. And Dr. Butler recited a poem and played two numbers on the violin as only Dr. Butler can play. Miss Butler sang "I Love You Truly". The Cummings sisters, Jeanette and Sena, sang a hymn, the Jones sisters rendered a vocal trio Nnumber.; Miss Uarda Scaife sang "The Suite Is Story Ever Told"; Mrs. Lillian Burch &, son, Bryan, saying "It Will Be Glory All the Way". The program was excellent and gave an hour of pleasure to all present
Rev. Grow called on Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Dewey, of Bakersburg, who made timely remarks about the Scaifes and their fellowship with them.
The clerk, Mrs. Herrick Wilcox, represented the church in paying respect to the honored guests, being an old friend and having attended their china wedding 30 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Scaife been led the way to the dining room which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. In the middle of the room was a long table, in the center of it a huge wedding cake, lovely and color and decorated with edible roses, the love gift of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Scaife.
On either side, and double candlesticks, holding long lighted golden candles.
The main feature of the decorations were too golden bells, which from directly over the cake, which radiated yellow streamers to all lights in the room, creating a very pretty effect.
With Mrs. Scaife seated at one end of the table, (after cutting the first piece of cake), and Mr. Scaife at the other end, the guests all about them the picture was complete.
The invocation, asking gods blessing on all, and praise for his bountiful benefits, was given by the Rev. C. Hildreth Wilcox, of Hornell, New York.
A delicious luncheon was served to about 150 guests, by the ladies of the church. Then the guests were opened by Mrs. Scaife, which were many in number and attractive in appearance as "gold" predominated
the gift from the church was a purse of money that they might have the pleasure of choosing their own selection.
A large basket of flowers was presented Mrs. Scaife by the Sunday school in appreciation for work as teacher and primary superintendent for many years.
"Tom" Scaife as he is familiarly known, was born in Marshall County, Illinois, in 1868, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scaife, who came here from England. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Tioga County, finally settling a farm west of Covington, now owned by Raymond Brueilly. There Tom grew to manhood, being other rough and ready type, energetic and impulsive, but always willing to lend a and to anyone in need. His education was gleaned through the country school.
Mrs. Scaife was born , near Canton on Armenia, daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. George Connolly. When she was eight years of age her parents move to a farm west of Covington. Early in life she'd received Christ as her Savior then united with the Baptist Church, in which he has been a faithful member throughout the years. At the aged 15 she was teaching Sunday school and even now grown men remind her that she was their first teacher. She attended school in the country near her home and then Covington high school.
Main Connolly and Tom Scaife reunited in their age April 22,1896, by Rev. William Davis, then pastor of the Baptist church. They began housekeeping and Morris Run, but after two years removed to Covington to the home where they now live.
To them were born four children, Mrs. Lottie Forrest, Elmira, New York; Mrs. Lillian Burtch, Otsego, New York; Mrs. Blanche Jones, deceased; and Theodore, who is now a partner with his father, he has been recently honorably discharged from the service, having served nearly three years overseas.
When coming to Covington. Mr. Scaife setup what he called a "shop", as he served the community as a wagonmaker and as a blacksmith. They "shot" has now become an up-to-date garage; the wagons are now our automobiles; or showing emerged into the making of trailers which are now in demand. For the space of 48 years "Tom" has been at the same place but always advancing and ways and methods as Stein marches on. Mr. Scaife has been affiliated with several local organizations in the town, active in office, which he____worthy, but especially has been faithful in the church of his choice, being converted at the age of 27, united with the church in the year 1895.
Mrs. Scaife is one of those real jewels; in the hall, the community, and the church; on assuming but always loyal; a great mother a great friend; a noble Christian.
Perhaps the secret of their success lies in the fact that early in their married life they established and have since maintained, the family altar, where daily each one was brought to know the value of the Bible.
The church and friends extend to Mr. and Mrs. Scaife best wishes for more happy days together..
Mrs. Lizzie Connelly Rogers died at her home (May 25, 1921) In Wellsboro last Wednesday from the effects or paralytic stroke suffered on Tuesday, aged 54 years. She was the widow of the late S.R. Rogers, of Maple Hill and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Verne Erdley, of Bridgeburg, Canada, and Miss Dorothy Of Wellsboro; also an infant granddaughter, and one brother, George W. Connelly, of Covington. Mrs. Rogers was an industrious home loving woman, always ready to assist the sick and needy and will be greatly missed in the white circle of relatives and friends. The funeral was held in the Baptist Church At Cherry Flats, Rev. M.S. Blair, pastor Of the Disciple's Church At Wellsboro, of which she was a member officiating.
Mrs. Alice Connelly Rumsey -passed to the other shore on Friday morning. July 8 after a long illness, having suffered a shock about Christmas. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Charles Strange, and her husband, and her two son and daughters, to more her absence, besides a number of nieces and nephews, and many friends who will miss her genial, smiling face. The funeral services will be conducted from the whole Monday at 2:3, Rev. Glenn Bly officiating.
CONNELLY - Mrs. Carrie Fox-(SRGP 19049) Funeral service for Carrie C. Fox will be held at the State Road Baptist Church Sunday afternoon May 6, at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Carrie Fox, formerly of Covington, at her home in Avon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 1945. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Vaughn Managan of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania; sons Connelly Fox of New York City, Reginald of Johnson City; sister, Mrs. Gertrude Welch of Covington; eight grandchildren .
D.A.Dacey, Church Sexton, Dead at 66 Corning- Daniel A. Dacey, 66, for 18 years Sexton of Christ Church died at his home, 72 East Erie Avenue, shortly afternoon Friday. A native of Covington PA Mr. Dacey was born April 16,1878, He was a member of Painted Post will Lodge number 117 and & F. and AM. and was active in the affairs are of Christ church before he retired as Sexton(9/15/1944)
Mrs. John J. Burr of Corning, Thursday, March 8, 1945. Survived by husband John; sons, Thomas William and John Francis and home: Mother Mrs. Daniel Dacey; sister, Mrs. Harold Cushing, both of Corning. Funeral services Saturday, 9 a.m. at St. Vincent Paul's church
Ralph C. Fox, age 43 years, died at the state hospital, Blossburg, Sept. 27, 1917. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Connelly Fox, one daughter, and, two sons, Connelly and Reginald; one brother, H. B. Fox, Pittsburgh; three sisters, Mrs. Ella F. Kiff, of Athens; Mrs. Walter Hartsock, Pittsburgh, & Francis E. Fox of Detroit, Michigan. Private funeral services were held at D. D. Welch’s, Mansfield, Rev. Baldwin, Methodist Episcopal church officiating
Mrs. Radford Marvin Blossburg-Mrs. Florence Ruth Marvin, 49, wife of Radford Marvin, and daughter of the late Charles & Eva Grover, died at the family home Friday. She was an active member of the first Baptist Church, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and Director of the Red Cross for Tioga County. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin operated the Marvin Tea and Room which has long been the center for local social affairs. She was known widely throughout the County for her social and civic activities and contributed freely of her time to all affairs designed to aid the soldiers of the Second World War.
Neal & Marvin- Mr. Mrs. Floyd Neal of Wellsboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy L. to Radford Marvin of Blossburg, at Hagerstown, Maryland, July 8, 1946. Mrs. Neall is superintendent Of Nurses in the Blossburg State hospital and Mr. Neal- is owner of the Marvin Tea Shop in Blossburg. They will reside in Blossburg
Chamberlain's Surprised Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chamberlain were pleasantly surprised by their two daughters and friends under 25th wedding anniversary. Cards were enjoyed, high score was taken by Mrs. Olin Harris.
Many lovely gifts were presented the Chamberlains.
Guests from Mainesburg were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robson and children, the lane and Harold; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Connelly, Mrs. Lettie Austin Smith, Mrs. Joe Skoreski and children, Gloria and Terry, Mrs. Leah Dial, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Harris. Mansfield guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Welch Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cleveland, Sgt. Ellis Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. King Rose, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chamberlain. Wellsboro guests were Mr. and Mrs. Abe Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilcox, and Mr. and Mrs. Fay Rumsey. From Nelson; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Smith. From Columbia crossroads: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Besley.:
In Medical Regiment third in command of the Second Battalion of the 103rd Medical Regiment Of the 28th Division, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Doane, a Mansfield, Also Served with United States Medical Corps from 1917 to 1919 and was active in the Pennsylvania National Guard from the formation of the Mansfield unit more than 20 years ago. In civilian line, Lieutenant Colonel Doane served as staff physician and instructor in health education That Mansfield State Teachers College from 1924 to February, 1941, when he was called to active duty At Indian Town Gap and was granted a leave of absence from the school.
Covington Has Double Wedding the Church of Christ had Covington was the scene of an attractive double wedding on Wednesday, April 9, when Miss Lorena Evelyn Wilcox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wilcox of Covington, became the bride of Freal M. Baity, some of County Commissioner and Mrs. Ralph M. Baity, of Wellsboro, and Miss Isora Fox, Geneva was married to H. Vaughn Managan, of Covington. The Rev. William A. Joel performed both ceremonies.
This Wilcox was beautifully gowned in light blue satin, with the wedding veil, and carried a shower bouquet away roses. This Fox, who with Mr. Managan, were the only attendants, were yellow satin, and carried an arm full roses of the same shade. Immediately following the first ceremony, Miss Fox and Mr. Managan changed places with Mr. and Mrs. Baity, and a second nuptial occurred,, which was a great surprise to the most intimate friends of the contracting couple.
The church was beautifully and artistically decorated in white. On each side of the main center Isle of the church were three white pompoms, the pulpit was decorated so as to represent a flower garden with an arch in the rear; lattice work at each side and overhead, and a fence of lattice work on each side of the front part of the pulpit. White bells and ferns used here and there put the artistic touch to all. The two arches before the choir loft were draped with festooning and bells with flower baskets filled, with yellow daffodils suspended from the center of each arch. In the Sunday school room of the church was a large arch perpendicular to the front of the auditorium decorated with white festooning bells and smilax. Under this arch the couple stood to receive congratulations from their many friends were ushered by Sanford Cleveland and Thomas Cochran.
Immediately after the couples received congratulations, guests numbering about 200 set down to a sumptuous wedding dinner at the Wilcox home and the Dew Drop Inn, served under the direction of Mrs. Amelia Hawk, Of Wellsboro. Both places were artistically decorated in yellow in white.
The two couples were recipients of many gifts
Miss Rachel Matthews and Mrs. Cora Richards played on the piano and organ for the bridal procession and recession. Mrs. Marie Marvin sang "Oh Promise Me," before the bridal party arrived at the church. The same parties furnished vocal and instrumental music at the Wilcox home and the Dew Drop Inn. Soon after the wedding dinner the bridal couples left by auto for Baltimore after a short honeymoon they will be at home to their many friends at Covington.
The out-of-town guests were attended in the wedding were Mrs. Enos Nichols, Addison, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hayes, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carpenter, of Corning, Mrs. Carrie Fox and Mr. Charles Goldstein, Geneva, New York, Mr. Samuel Hayes, of Middlebury; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robinson, Misses Emerensa and , Verna Robinson Of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Marvin of Harrison Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Jenkins of Ulysses; Mrs. Edith Rogers, of Hornell, New York; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson of Mansfield.
Three golden weddings in one family-the third of a series of golden weddings in the same family was held in Hornell, New York, March 11 when Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Vancampen celebrated theirs at their home, 85 Fourth Street. Fifteen guests were entertained at dinner. The table was very attractive with flowers and gold lace doilies, but the center of the attraction was the wedding cake.
34 callers came in informally during the afternoon in evening, leading many gifts and $50 in money as their tribute of goodwill.
Mr. Vancampen's health has failed, owing to several serious accidents. He was able to be up and receive his friends, but gets out less than formerly.
Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Paul Gabiel and children, Rochester; Mrs. Belle B. Bloom, Miss Mildred and Mr. Harry Gerould, Wellsboro.
The Vancampen's live-in Covington until 1905. Mrs. Vancampen was the daughter Otis Gerould of Covington. Children of the Vancampen's are: Mrs. Frank Becker, Hornell, and Mrs. Paul Gabiel, Rochester; grandchildren are Private Robert E. Becker, in the Air Force. Virginia Becker, at home, Gretchen and fellow Gabiel, Rochester.
The first of the golden weddings was that a Mr. and Mrs. Otis Gerould of coming 10 in January 1905. The second was that of theirs son, P. Bennet Gerould, and Wellsboro in February, 1932. Mrs. Vancampen will be remembered as Miss Chrissie Gerould
Seven guests who attended the first golden wedding were present at the last one in Hornell.
The occasion of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Purvis was a very pleasant event. They received many useful gifts and a fine purse of money
The children were all present except one son, Robert, who is serving his country or seas. There are 10 children living, 27 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. The house was beautifully decorated with yellow in white chrysanthemums and in the center of the dining tables stood a huge wedding cake, beautifully decorated with yellow rose buds.
There were nearly 100 who call that the Purvis home during the afternoon in evening. There were friends from Troy, Wellsboro,, Tioga, Lawrenceville, and Blossburg. The oldest order, Mrs. Flossie Seeley of Millerton, spent the day with her parents and then took the night bus for Texas to visit her son in Camp there .
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas celebrate their golden wedding anniversary the gold wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Douglas of Covington, was observed at the Church of Christ , with a reception in their honor. Entertainment was provided in the form level wedding reception of 50 years ago. Wedding gowns of many years ago were modeled, and Mrs. Douglas’ own gown in which he was married had a part in the entertainment.
The community as well as the church desires to honor Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, who has been nearly their entire married life in Covington. They have been active through the years in the church and in every worthwhile community enterprise.
Bringing the reception to a close was a very fine meal, served by the ladies of the church of Christ. Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. CE Dawson, Covington; Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Kutz, Harrisburg; Mr. Douglas Kutz, Harrisburg Mrs. Helen Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Baity, Mr. and Mrs. Freal Baity, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Ransford Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Reppard, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Westmiller, Mr. and Mrs. Purley Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, Mrs. Mary Marvin, Mrs. Lottie Marvin, Mrs. Amelia Avery, Mrs. Cora Richards, Mrs. Belle Aumick, Mrs. Frederick Locey Mrs. Lowell Frost, Mrs. William Kiley, Mrs. Blanche Tanner, Mrs. Leonard Boyce, Mrs. Jean Swanson, Ms. Ann Swanson, Miss Joan Hutcheson, Miss Effie Geroulds, Ms. Katherine Kilbourne, Miss Dorothy Michaels, Miss Jacqueline Dawson, Mr. Grover Cleveland, Mr. Carlton, Covington; Mr. Franklin Cochran, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Bell Bloom, Mrs. Francis Carson, Wellsboro, Mrs. Cytheria Ford, Mr. J. S. Bair, Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, Wellsboro; Mrs. Mae Goodall, Harrisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Larson, Blossburg; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gillette, Mrs. Ellery Besanceney, Harold Besanceney.
Sunday afternoon their daughter Mrs. Harry Kutz, held open house in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas at her home in Covington. About 100 relatives and friends attended and enjoyed a program a vocal solos by John Phillips, Wellsboro; violin solos by Dr. Will George Butler, and vocal duets by Dr. Butler and Miss Jenny Butler, Blossburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas with a reset the end of many beautiful guests, among them a sum of money and an easy chair for each. Refreshments were served.
Ernestine Bailey (April 1944) of the Army Corps, is spending a leave with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Leon F. Bailey, 807 Eldridge Street, after 15 months in the South Pacific where she was on duty and in Naval hospital. She served ten months at the name or hospital in Norfolk VA before growing overseas. She is a graduate of the south side high school and A. 1940 graduate of the Arnot-Ogen hospital school nursing The period she will report to St. Albans Long Island April 28 . Than to
Private Smith visits wife of Mansfield, Private Edward A. Smith who has completed 17 weeks of basic training In the Infantry Rifle And Light Weapon Battalion and Camp Wolters, Texas has been spending a 15 day furlough with his wife, the former Shirley Bailey of Mansfield, and his mother Mrs. Vivian Palmer of Covington. He is being transferred to the 42nd Rainbow Division, Texarkana, Oklahoma, for further training.
Petty officer and Mrs. George B. Merrils has been visiting his mother, Mrs. L. F. Merrill, 464 Spaulding Street. He is a photographer's mate 1/c and a stationed in Washington D.C.. Mrs. Merrill daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Douglas of Covington P. A. is a member Of the Spars in Miami FL.
Corporal Elwyn L. Jacobs, is teaching engineer depot operations and procedures At Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky where he is stationed with the 782nd Engineer Depot Company. He expects to be transferred next month to Richmond, VA, for additional instruction. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs Of Wellsboro and his wife resides in Painted Post. Corporate Jacobs was employed by the Corning Glass Works in Corning before he entered the service.
Elmira WACS Go To Air Depot these Elmira women who have completed basic training in the WAC at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia are now at the Rome Army Air Base, New York. They are members of the first group Of Air WAC's two been recruited specifically for the Rome Air Service command. They are Privates Mary Ellen Plate, 405 Arcadia Avenue and Jeanette Avery 910 Spruce Street (I have photos if anyone interested)
Injuries causes soldier's death – PFC Stanley D. Woodard, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Woodard of Mansfield RD 3,guide October 7, 1944 from wounds received October 6 while serving with the infantry in Germany, according to December 200War Department announcement. Born and Mansfield August 29, 1916, He Graduated from Mansfield Senior High School And State Teachers College and at the time of his induction, the December 20, 1943, was teaching and Bradford, PA. He received his training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and Fort Meade, Maryland, and was sent overseas in June 1944. He was a member of the Church of Christ that Canoe Camp. Surviving beside his parents, are his wife, the former Jane Radebugh, and daughter, Susan Kay, all of Bradford; sisters, Mrs. Howard Hager of Mansfield and Mrs. Burdett Erway of Philadelphia. (Photo available if interested)
Mrs. Melvina Bunn Woodard-- of Richmond Township. Wednesday, December 19, 1946. Survived by sons, Albert of Canoe Camp, Ray of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Elvira Harvey, Mrs. Melvina Rennie of Canoe Camp; Brother Edward Carmel of Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, fried great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, body is at the Shaw Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at the home of daughter, Mrs. Elvira Harvey. Rev. Clifton Dawson. Whittaker Cemetery.
Charles Arthur Woodward, 57, of Mansfield. Friday, Oct. 8, 1943, and home of sister, Isaac Harvey, Canoe Camp, Pennsylvania. Survived by mother, Mrs. Melvina Woodard of Mansfield; brothers, Albert and Ray Woodard of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. James Rennie of Mansfield. Funeral Monday, 2:30 p.m. at home of Mrs. Harvey. Burial at Whittaker, P. A.
Naval school man wins promotion-Mansfield-Ross Bryan Jr.--son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bryan of Extension Street, who is training at the Naval Reserve Midshipman’s School and Notre Dame IN, has been advanced to midshipman. He is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School and Received BS Degree in secondary education in May Grossenbacher the Mansfield State Teachers College.
He was vice president and Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity, assistant business manager of the college annual, the Carontawn, one year and business manager two years; A member of the Day Students Club YMCA, Vested Choir and the editor Of the Flashlight, the school paper. He listed several months prior to entering the service May 31jaquish
Wellsboro Marine given purple heart--Wellsboro-Pfc Karl Grossenbacherof the Marine Corps was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded June 12 on Okinawa. He was under heavy Japanese fire for 11 hours before being removed by tank Corps men. He was evacuated by plane to a fleet hospital. Private first-class Grossenbacher is a flame drawer and was, with the first division and a Marines to invade Okinawa. His wife and three children reside at 24 West Water Street.
Ransford F. Howland, 84 of Akron Ohio, formerly of Covington, Sunday, May 9, 1943, in Akron hospital, survived by Mrs. Katherine Braudy of Akron and Mrs. Jesse Shelly Eldred, Pennsylvania, daughters; Francis Howland of Williamsport, and Ransford of Columbus, Ohio, sons. Funeral Tuesday at the Billiow Chapel, Akron. Burial in Rose Hill Burial Park, Akron.
Miss Emma Ridge, 93, widow of Alvah Ridge, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1944, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hughes, where she had lived for eight years and nine months. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ridge had been blind for 12 years. Funeral was held Friday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ridge. Burial and Gray Cemetery.
Highly respected Covington Citizen passes away--the funeral all of Elbert O. Connelly [SRGP 12223] Was Held at the Covington Church of Christ Thursday afternoon and was one of the largest attended funerals held here in I.O.O.F. long time. Rev. C. W. Houston, pastor of this church, of which Mr. Connelly was I.O.O.F. working member, officiated, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Baker, from the Covington Methodist church That. The burial was in Gray Cemetery, the members of Covington Lodge No. 274, I.O.O.F. A. Lucy Rebakah Lodge, attended in a body.
Mr. Connolly was born in Ward Township, Tioga County, Sept. 25, 1861, and died Nov. 11, 1930, in the Meeker Hospital, Mansfield, after an illness of only 10 days, caused by a stroke of paralysis and an attack of pneumonia. He was the son of the late George W. and Phoebe Larcom Connolly. In July, 1883 he was married to Miss Phoebe L.. Ashley of Sullivan, to which union one son Dean Connelly, was born. Mrs. Connelly died in February 1902, in April, 1903, he married Miss Bertha Ashley also of Sullivan. To the issue in one son was born, Bradford Connelly.
About three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Connelly purchased the property known as the Edwin Klock house on East Williamson Street, Covington, and moves to town from the farm on West Hill.
Besides his widow, Mr. Connelly is survived by the two sons, Dean Connelly, of Elmira, and Bradford Connelly, Blossburg;; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Scaife, of Covington, and a Mrs. Ashley, Bradford County; a number of grandchildren and distant relatives in this County. He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ, the Grange, The Odd Fellows and a Rebakahs period Elbert Connelly was a gentleman in every sense of the term. A wide circle of friends mourn his death.
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of Mr. Connelly were: Ms. Hattie Larcom, Afton Larcom, Mr. and Mrs. George Bolt, of Granville; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Larcom, of East Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Emery Larcom, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kinch, Canton;; Herbert Larcom, of Big Pond; Allie Larcom, Ashley Roby and friend, of Ithaca, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Heald, of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frost, Of Elmira; and a large number of friends from Mansfield, Mainesburg, Wellsboro in Blossburg.
Thomas J. Doherty to be buried in Lockport-funeral services for Thomas J. Doherty, 69 Kensington district resident for 25 years who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon in his home at 576 Lisbon Avenue, will be held at 10:00 tomorrow in St. Alloysis Gonzaga Church, Chektowaga, after prayers at 9:30 o’clock in the Marvin E.Malzan Funeral Home, 1520 Kensington Avenue. Burial will be in the St.Patrick Cemetery, Lockport.
40 Lockport, Mr. Doherty who was employed as a machinist by R.. G. Right Co. Inc., 2933 Main Street, moved to Buffalo in 1910 and was formerly employed by the snow The Snow Steam Pump Works now owned by the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp.. He was a member of the Holy Name Society Of St. Alloysis Gonzaga Church . He is survived by two sons, Thomas Maurille, and Lymus P. Dourty; three brothers, Jack F. of Laredo TX; Joseph F. of Detroit and Stephen V. Doherty of Lockport, and two sisters, Mrs. George Dunn of Buffalo and Mrs. William Fritton, of Wilson. His wife, Elizabeth O'Connor Doherty, died 20 years ago.
Hilma Dorthea Highland, 50, Mansfield, died at her home Tuesday morning, may first, 1945. A daughter of Gustav in Christine Highland, she was born in Morris Run, Pennsylvania later moving to the Highland farm in Canoe Camp. For 15 years she has owned and operated a beauty shop at Blossburg. She was a member Of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Of Elmira, and was an active member of the Order Of the Eastern Star. The Rev. John Hillton will conduct funeral services Friday afternoon at 230 at the home, and the burial and Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. She is survived by two sisters, Ms. Eileen Highland and Mrs. the Victoria H. Thiemann; Miss Mary Christine Thiemann, and a nephew Sgt. F. Leonard Olson .
WS Mitchell 82 Wellsboro Dies-Winfield Scott Mitchell, well-known resident, died Wednesday at his home on Purple Street. A native of Middlebury Township, he was a deacon for many years and trustee of the Baptist church ,a Rotary and I. O.O. F member. Coming to Wellsboro 52 years ago, he was a tinsmith for many years and conducted a hardware establishment.
Arthur Corbin, 79, of Wellsboro. Tuesday, May 21, 1946. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Grace Vassaw of Rochester, Mrs. Lucy Walker of Corning; brother, John H. Huslander of Covington. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Rev. W.W. Humphrys, Wellsboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Carrie Weeks Bush, wife of C. L. Bush, former residents of Covington, died March 19, 1944, at her home in Clarksburg, West Virginia, age 75 years. She had the flu, then a heart attack.
Beside her husband she leaves to morn her loss three daughters: Mrs. Rachel Lackey, Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth Mutter, New York City; Mrs. Bernice Beall, Glenville, West Virginia, one son, Millard A. Bush, Pitts, Pennsylvania, and grandson, Robert Lackey; also two sisters, Mrs. Kate C. Leiby And Miss Josephine Weeks, Covington, and one brother, Caseman Weeks, Canandaigua, New York.
She was a great worker in the Central Christian Church of what she was a member. Her funeral was held at the Davis Chapel, Burial and I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Clarksburg.
Death claims Corning businessman-Clarence L. Allen 63, one of Corning's leading businessman, died unexpectedly at his new home on Front Street, Addison Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Proprietor of the M. L. Allen and Son Furniture store, 58 Bridge Street, Mr. Allen recently transferred his residence from 174 Bridge Street to Addison, where he had purchased a farm. Despite frequent trips to Florida for the winter months, he continued to conduct his local business and was at his store Saturday. He was numbered among the most Progressive merchants of New York State.
Although he had been under treatment for some time, Mr. Allen appear to be in good health when he retire on Saturday night. He was found dead in dead by Mrs. Allen about 9 a.m. Sunday.
The deceased, member of a pioneer family, was born in Erwin center, now Presho, the son of Maynard L. and Addie Fero Allen. About twenty years ago he married Miss Clara Louise Paul in Lawrenceville. He was a member of the Corning Chamber of Commerce, Corning Lodge of Elks and the Northside Club, of which he was founder. A son, Maynard Allen, who was associated with him in his local enterprise, is now a sergeant of the Quartermasters Corps at Warner Robin Field, Macon, Georgia. The body is at the Sarsfield-Beilby funeral home where funeral arrangements will be announced today.
Former Covington resident Dies-Mansfield-Mrs. Coila Harding Reese-- died May 8, 1843 at her home in Fort Smith, Kansas. She was a resident of Covington for many years when her father, C H. Harding, was connected with the glass factory. Mr. Harding went to Fort Smith over 40 years ago and established a glass factory which he conducted until this death a few years ago. Mrs. Reese is survived by her husband, Leon Reese, formerly of Mansfield; two sons, and two daughters and her mother, Mrs. C. H. Harding, who Reese resided with her.
Funeral services for Covington's oldest resident held Sunday, funeral services for Richard Marvin, Covington's oldest resident and merchants, were held Sunday held at 2 p.m. at the family home. The pastor of the Church of Christ, the Rev. Clifton Dawson, officiating. Burial was in the Covington Cemetery.
Mr. Marvin whose death occurred Thursday, Sept. 18, 1941, at his home after an extended the oldest, was born near Wellsboro April 10, 1857. He was the son of Giles and Catherine Marvin. He came to Covington when a child. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Covington.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Johnson Marvin; two sons, Radford of Blossburg and Russell of Covington; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Webster of Erie, Mrs. John Hammond of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Charles Carr of Wesleyville; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Kathryn E. Campbell, daughter Lovina E. Brewster and William A. Campbell , died April 16, 1945, at her home. She was born in Covington Feb. 26, 1859, and was 86 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Blanche Tanner. The funeral was held Thursday at her home, burial in Riverside Cemetery, the Rev. C. E. Dawson officiating
Mr. and Mrs. William Fletcher, Mrs. Frank Fletcher, and Miss Doris Knowlton attended the memorial service for Private Harry Dyket of Mansfield, which was held at Lake Keuka Baptist church Sunday. The American Legion had charge of the service
Stella T. Pitts, widow of Wayne A. Pitts, Formerly of Mansfield and Wellsboro, died at her home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. 251945. She was well-known in this vicinity, having spent many summers with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Bert White and other relatives. She was the oldest daughter of Ephraim and Colista Keeney, and was born Nov. 44, 1872 to in Mansfield, where her father conducted a hotel for many years . She and her husband lived in York, Pennsylvania, for a number of years until his death 12 years ago when she moved to Mechanicsburg, were she lived until her death. She leaves one nephew, Louis Munell, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, one uncle, H. S. Keeney, of Crooked Creek, and several cousins. Funeral services were held at Mechanicsburg Sept. 28; burial that Mansfield.
Frank Solomon Mosher, aged 86 years, of Middlebury, died Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at his home. He is survived by his widow; four sons, Jacob and Arnold, of Elmira; Ellis, of Middlebury; Lawrence, of Canisteo, New York; two daughters, Mrs. Chauncey Bradley, of Middlebury, and Mrs. William Irwin, of Wellsboro, RD 2; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Friday At the Niles Valley Church, Rev. Mr. Engler, Corning, and Rev. Ralph Fuller of Keeneyville, officiating; Burial in the Niles L.A. Cemetery.