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Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Thirteen

These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading a clipping scrapbook.  If Date and Newspaper name are missing from the clipping, we do not have it. We exclude no known information.
 Subj:  obituary for Charlotte Baldwin Kress
Date:  09/28/2003 10:20:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:    karylh@yahoo.com (Karyl Hubbard)
To:    joycetice@aol.com (Joyce Tice)

Charlotte was the eldest daughter of Vine Baldwin.  She left two daughters, Sarah Ann, age 12 and Elizabeth Rosetta, age 10 and a son, George W. age about 5 when she died in childbirth in 1840.

From the Wellsboro Advertiser, 9 May, 1840:

                   The subject of this obituary notice, Mrs. CHARLOTTE, wife of Gen. George Kress, died on the 5th inst. at the residence of her husband, in Delmar, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, of Puerperal Convulsions, after a short but painful illness of twenty-four hours, in the 31st year of her age. She left a devoted but disconsolate husband and three children, two daughters and a son of tender years, to mourn the early loss of a most amiable and affectionate wife, and a loving and tender mother. But they mourn not as those without hope; her guileless spirit rests in Heaven. They have indeed all the consolations which a life devoted to god, and death in Christ, can give in memory of the departed Consort and Mother. And though she can no more return to cheer and bless and hallow their home, yet Faith inspires the undying conviction that in her, "Father’s house are many mansions" reserved for those who put their trust in Him; and that where she is, there may they be also. And that though sorrow may now reign in their hearts, and tears of grief and anguish bedew the grave of their friend, and mother, yet the period will be short—and when they shall have joined her in that pure upper world "Where no lowering clouds obscure the sky" There grief and tears will be changed to joy and gladdess (sic); and their happiness be like a peaceful river flowing from an ocean shoreless and unfathomable. Her funeral was attended on Friday, the 8th inst. by numerous relatives and friends. All hearts seemed deeply affected by the bereavement of the family, and the irreparable loss to society of one of its most valuable members;– no one could refrain from mourning with the afflicted family. And while they gathered around to look for the last time upon the remains of their departed friend, it was indeed "A lecture silent but of sovereign power" Nature spoke in her own language–none was ashamed to weep.

An appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. S. E. Shepard, from the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians; the body having been consigned to the grave to remain until Death, the last enemy, shall be destroyed. Then, in the language of the scripture above mentioned: "This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

May 9th, 1840

(P.S. Joyce---I notice that you have General George, whose 3rd wife Canzonette Spencer was a relative of yours [Wrong- Not all persons who show up on ths site or in my own Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project are related to me - Joyce M. Tice] , married to the unknown Lucinda bef. 1832.  Obviously, since wife #1 died in 1840, this is in error.  I don't know the story about the sad little marker to "Martha Kress, 1834, age 1 yr. D/o Lucinda Kress" in Wellsboro cemetery, but have to think it was a stonecutters error and the date should have been 1844.   I've wondered about the rather odd wording, too. "daughter of Lucinda" rather than "daughter of George and Lucinda".  One of the mysteries we'll probably never solve.


HI Joyce,
This newspaper transcript was submitted to the Monroe Co., Mailing List.I have permission from Glenda Subyak to submitted her work as it pertains
to our group.
Pat Wainwright

 Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Nov 20, 1917

 MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
Permits Granted to Applicants at City Clerk's Office
  Marriage licenses were issued on Saturday and yesterday from the office of the city clerk to the following persons:      Homer A. HUFFMAN, Horseheads, and Gladys M. WILLSEY, No. 66  Fauter street.


Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri Nov 23, 1917

CLAPSTICK -- MINWELL
    Churchville, Nov. 22 - Miss Nellie MINWELL, of Elmira, and  William CAPSTICK, of Erie, Pa., were married Monday by Rev. Len WILLIAMS, of
Elmira. They  were attended by Miss Fanny VAN NESS, and Frank MARELL, both of  Elmira. They came to Churchville on their wedding journey, where a
reception was held  yesterday by the bride's sister, Mrs. Benjamin SMITH. The bride received many  beautiful  gifts of cut glass and silver. The couple will continue on their wedding journey from here to Lancaster, where a reception will be given by the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. G. J. KREHL.

submitted by Pat Wainwright with permission of Glenda Subyak


MCCLURE Listed on 08/16/02
Lavere W. Age 69 of Bloomsburg, PA died unexpectedly Monday, August 12, 2002 in Mansfield, PA. Lavere was born on September 23, 1932 in Roseville, PA, a son of Lee and Eleanor and Lucile (Mitchell) McClure. He retired from Bloomsburg University where he was a professor in the Earth Science Department. Prior to becoming a college Professor he taught at Corning High School. After his retirement he managed Mill Race Golf and Camping Resort in Benton, PA for several years. Lavere was a US Navy veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #436 in Bloomsburg, PA and was the past exalted Ruler, a member of the United States Trotter Association, taught wood carving, life member of the VFW in Benton, PA, taught an adult literacy program, and was involved with the Land Conservation and Catawissa Creek Restoration. Lavere is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Carol McClure of Danville, PA, Lee and Denise McClure of Morreo, LA, a granddaughter Samantha Lee McClure, two brothers Wendel (Bonnie) McClure of Mansfield, PA, Marshall (Marlyn) McClure of Roseville, PA, a sister Mary Lee (Robert) Trowbridge of Wellsboro, PA, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard McClure in 1994. Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 19, 2002 from 6 to 7 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckeit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bloomsburg University Foundation c/o Geography and Earth Science Department, In Memory of Lavere W. McClure, Bloomsburg University, College Hill, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. (Submitted by Sheryl Varon)

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri July 12, 1901
----<>----
IN MEMORIAM
All Corning Mourns the Death of Mrs. Quincy W. Wellington
   Mrs. Quincy W. WELLINGTON, wife of the senior member of the  well-known bank firm of Q. W. WELLINGTON & Company, of Corning, died
Wednesday night.  Deceased was born July 4, 1834, at Tioga, Pa., the eldest child of  Benjamin Coleman WICKHAM and Catherine MATHEWS WICKHAM,
and had just passed her 67th year. She was married May 13, 1857, to Quincy Winthrop WELLINGTON. Her husband and four children, Benjamin, Catherine, Adelaide and Sarah, survive her, as well as one sister, Mrs. Rufus S. FROST, of Corning, and two brothers, Thomas A.  WICKHAM, of Tioga, Pa., and Charles H. WICKHAM, of Newark, N. J.
   Cornell university mourns the death of the good woman who has died in the person of Mrs. Q. W. WELLINGTON. For more than forty years she had been a prominent figure in the life of Corning. She was generous,but her generosity was of that kind, which was from the heart and was unostentatious. Her solicitude for the welfare of others became proverbial. In church work Mrs. WELLINGTON took a very active part, and was always identified with every branch tending toward the uplifting of the church and its environments. She was a devout member of Christ Episcopal Church of Corning, and was one of the church's main supports. Her identity with charity in Corning and elsewhere was well known. Her work in connection with the Corning Hospital will ever be held in grateful memory, and many a one ill there has been the recipient of some act of kindness at her hands. Deceased was a loving wife, devoted mother and a wise and prudent councilor. During her long and weary illness she was hopeful and uncomplaining.----<>----
Pat Wainwright
Subj:  Obituary Submission
Date:  01/09/2004 3:11:18 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:    kathyjn@yahoo.com (Kathy Nemaric)
Reply-to: kathyjn@yahoo.com
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

I received copies of these Advertiser pages from the Steele Memorial Library. This is my great-grandfather.

Elmira Daily Advertiser
January 27, 1890
Death of Henry Roberts. Henry Roberts, a well-known and popular gentleman, a blacksmith by trade, died last night at his residence, 159 Orchard street, at the advanced age of seventy-eight years. His death will be a matter of deep regret to many friends. The notice of funeral will be given hereafter.

Elmira Daily Advertiser
January 28, 1890
Funeral of Henry Roberts. The funeral of Henry Roberts will occur from the residence, 159 Orchard street, to-day at 3 p.m.

Elmira Daily Advertiser
January 29, 1890
Card of Thanks. Mrs. H. S. Roberts and family wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses to them in their sad bereavement; also to thank the quartet for music and many for beautiful floral offerings.

Kathy Judge Nemaric


Subj:  Elmira Daily Advertiser Articles, January 1890
Date:  01/09/2004 5:16:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:    kathyjn@yahoo.com (Kathy Nemaric)
Reply-to: kathyjn@yahoo.com
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

They are all from the Elmira Daily Advertiser.

Jan. 27, 1890

Talk of an Extra Court
An extraordinary term of court is talked of for the trial of Mrs. Eilenberger. Why such haste? It was never meted out to any other prisoner, not even ex-Captain Root.

Returned From the East
Professor Dickinson returned Saturday from his lecture tour in New England, which was very successful. He gave illustrated musical lectures in Boston, Springfield and at Smith college, Northampton.

Murder at Canandaigua
Canandaigua, NY. Jan. 26 [SPECIAL] Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning Frank Fish; a notorious character, killed John Cullinane, an industrious young man. The murder was committed by one blow with a cigar box opener after a trivial quarrel. Fishe's brother was the only witness of the deed.

January 28, 1890

Will Retain the Lawyers
A so-called medium has acquitted Mrs. Eilenberger of shooting Edwards. It is surmised, however, that the prisoner will not discharge the two criminal lawyers she has employed to save her life.

No Extraordinary Term
District Attorney Edgar Denton is opposed to the proposed extraordinary term of court proposed for the trial of Mrs. Eilenberger. It is probably, therefore, that the governor will not order it held.

January 29, 1890

Patriotic Order Sons of America
All persons who were elected officers and all others who have signed the application, and all young and middle aged men who wish to join a patriotic order, may be present Wednesday evening, January 29, 1890, at knights of honor hall and listen to the objects of the order as explained by Mr. Stoner of Philadelphia, Pa. The camp will be instituted and officers installed and all persons who wish to join can do so. In addition to the persons who will accompany Mr. Stoner from Philadelphia, a delegation from Scranton, Pa. also from Hornellsville, N.Y., and camp number 272 of Sayre, Pa., will be present.

MARRIED
BRISTOL - GALLUP - At 414 William St., Jan. 28, 1890, by Thos. K. Beecher, Prof. Charles L. Bristol of the University of South Dakota to Ellen Gallup of Ledyard, Conn.

That is all! It makes me wonder what Mrs. Eilenberger did!!

Kathy Nemaric


Phoebe Stanton
STANTON, Phoebe Scott, 89, of Zephyrhills, died peacefully December 27, 2003 in Zephyrhills, after a long illness. At her side was her loving and devoted daughter, Leta Schoen. Born to Maggie Baker Scott and Mark Luke Scott in Springville, Pa., Phoebe was a direct descendant of Edmund Scott, who immigrated from England to the colonies in 1637; the Scotts were original proprietors of Waterbury, Conn. So proud was she of her English heritage, that when she went to Buckingham Palace on a trip to London, she told all who could hear that she was "here to have tea with the Queen." Phoebe and Albert, her beloved husband of 64 years, married in 1937 and lived in Pennsylvania before moving to Binghamton, N.Y. for "war work." It was in New York, that they raised their small family and built a life together, relying totally on each other. They retired to Florida for better weather and lower taxes. In their later years, Phoebe and Albert made three trips to England and Europe and often traveled unaccomp anied - to Texas, New York, Florida. Phoebe is survived by her son, Arvid V. Stanton and his wife, Aurora Vitariza Stanton of Sarasota and Leta Stanton Schoen of Houston, Texas. A doting grandmother, Phoebe is also survived by her grandsons, Mark Scott Stanton and wife Barbara of Pa. and David R. Stanton and wife Susan of Va.; as well as great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Taylor Stanton (daughter of David and Susan) and Nykkoya Marie Stanton (daughter of Mark and Babara). Numerous nieces and nephews also mourn Aunt Phoebe's passing. Predeceased by her brothers, Floyd, William, and Edward and sisters, Elizabeth and Kathleen, Phoebe's only surviving sibling, is sister, Bessie Scott Mann of Montrose, Pa. A 1932 graduate of Springville High School, Phoebe was bery involved in her community, from membership in Trinity Memorial Episcopal church in Binghamton to Social Club in Betmar Acres in Zephyrhills, she was a joiner and collected countless friends, wherever she went. A master craftswoman, Phoebe w as legendary in her crocheting artistry. Phoebe was planning on making it to her 90th birthday and few doubted she would. The Scott "feistiness" doubtless accounted for her great spirit and stamina. Special thanks to the wonderful medical teams and caregivers who gave their all to make Phoebe comfortable and prolong her life, including Dr. Edmund Goldenberg, Binghamton, Drs. William Winters and Guillermo Torre of Houston, Texas and Dr. S. Bedi of Zephyrhills. The family would also like to thank all her wonderful friends in and around Betmar Acres, Zephyrhills, especially Dr. Buddy Hollyfield, who provided great spiritual solace to the family. May Phoebe rest in peace eternally in the arms of her Lord. Memorial services will be held in late January at Betmar Acres in Zephyrhills. J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home.
Published in the TBO.com on 1/1/2004. 

Subj:  Newspaper--- Monroe Co., NY Aug 27, 1930 # 3
Date:  01/17/2004 8:12:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:    rodopat@juno.com
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:15:29 EST GSubyak@aol.com writes:
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Aug 27, 1930

YOUNG WOMEN REDS MAY BE FREED TODAY

   Allsen HOLMES, 23, and Mabel HUSA, 20, girl communists serving a sentence in the Monroe County Penitentiary on conviction of desecrating the
American flag, expect to be free today.
    Supreme Court Justice Eli PARSONIUS, sitting in Elmira, yesterday  granted them right to appeal their case and ordered them released in $500
bail each pending argument of the appeal before Chemung County Judge Bertram
L. NEWMAN in Elmira. The time was not set.
    Following granting of the appeal, Bertram T. BAKER, attorney retained by the International Labor Lefense[sic] to represent the girls, came to
Rochester  and obtained their signatures to bail bonds.
    It is possible that there may be some slight delay because of a  technicality. When the bonds were signed yesterday in the presence  of a notary public, it was impossible because of the lateness of the hour to obtain a certification from County Clerk John H. LAW that the notary was fully authorized.
    This technicality is not always insisted on but it is believed  that even if the judge should ask that it be carried out arrangements may be  completed permitting release of the girls by late afternoon. It will be  necessary for the judge to review the bonds and sign release papers before the  penitentiary can give them up.
    The appeal is from a three-months sentence imposed on the two  girls by Justice of Peace William WESTBROOK of VanEtten, where the pair were
directors of a communist children's camp. It was charged that they refused to fly  an American flag over the camp and that after one was placed there by non-members they tore it down and trampled on it.
    Defense charges are that residents of VanEtten were so bitter that a fair trial was impossible. It was pointed out that fifteen deputy sheriffs and ten state troopers were needed to keep the crowd in check the night the  girls were arrested.    Meanwhile a big celebration is being planned for Sunday night in New York, when the Misses HOLMES and HUSA are scheduled to be speakers at a communist mass meeting.    Attorney Manual D. GOLDMAN of this city said last night that he had interviewed the girls on behalf of the Civil Liberties Union; which had asked him to enter the case as their legal representative. He saidhe was not sure that he would take the case for the Union, but that if he does, he immediately will apply for a new trial and change of venue.


Subj: [Tri-Counties] Obituary of Frank Coolly
Date: 3/11/2003 12:10:43 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:    nancy133@juno.com (nancy a hicks)

Monday, December 22, 1930
Canton Repository page 12
Cooley, Frank, 60 (SRGP 1490)of 1653 Henry ave SW, died Sunday night in the home after an illness of one week. He was born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and had lived in Canton, Ohio for several years. He was a landscape gardener and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Cooley; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Seese of Canton and Vera Smith of Dayton; two sons Ray and Daniel in the home. He also leaves a brother Clarence Cooley of Tioga, Pennsylvania and three sisters, Mrs. Flora Vance of Lambscreek, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ida Penneyck and Mrs. Rose Sease of Corning, New York. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM at the Seesholtz Funeral Home in charge of Rev. R. H. Gleason. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery.
(His death certificate states he died of pnuemonia. He was the son of Jonas Cooley and Elizabeth LaPoint) His death certificate also shown he
was born in Canada.  Is any one researching the Cooley family?
Nancy Hicks


 Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Thurs Dec 5, 1889
 MORTUARY MATTERS
 Death of Mrs. Julia A. Porter - Funeral Announcements
    The following obituary sketch of the late Mrs. Julia MATTHEWS  PORTER, a  member of one of the pioneer families of Rochester, is copied from  the Niagara  Falls Courier:
  Mrs. Julia MATTHEWS PORTER, widow of the late Albert H. PORTER,  died on Monday after a brief illness. From her long residence here --sixty  years -- and the prominence of the Porter families in social, religious, business  and political matters, Mrs. PORTER became widely known. Besides, she was  a lady distinguished for her kindly disposition and the exemplification of  Christian character. Owing to her advanced age and ill-health Mrs. PORTER has  not recently been seen abroad. Mrs. PORTER was born in Elmira in April, 1808.  Subsequently  after a short residence in Bath the family removed to Rochester. Her  father, General Vincent MATTHEWS, had removed from Orange county, which had  been the family home in Colonial times, to Elmira as a promising "western"  town for a young lawyer. Rochester offered greater inducements and he became one of > its few pioneer residents and prominent in its pioneer history. History gives him the title of General, which came from his appointment in 1794 as 1st  Lieutenant of Cavalry from which he rose by successive grades to the rank of  Brigadier-General. He was senator from 1796 to 1808, member of the Onondaga commission 1798 for settlement of revolutionary land warrant disputes. He succeeded  Thurlow WEED as member of Assembly in 1826, and was county judge in 1831. His  portrait may be seen in the Rochester Court House, placed there by the Rochester
> bar, and his name is prominently mentioned in the documentary history of the  state. His great-grandfather was clerk of Orange county in 1726 and 1736,  member of the Colonial Assembly from 1728 to 1738 and from 1755 to 1758. Mrs. > PORTER was married in 1829 and became a resident here. Her father was an  Episcopalian and one of the early members and office bearers in old St.Luke's Church in  Rochester, but Mrs. PORTER with her husband became attached to the
> Presbyterian Church, when churches were few here, but they were liberal and generous to  all other denominations. The deceased leaves one son, Vincent M.
PORTER, and  two daughters, Mrs. John H. OSBORNE, of Auburn, and Mrs. Arthur  ROBINSON, of Rochester. The late A. Augustus PORTER was also a son. The funeral services were held at the house -- the ancient Judge  Augustus PORTER homestead -- Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Mr. STOWITTS conducted  brief services, with singing by the Presbyterian quartette choir. The  interment was in Oakwood. 
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Union & Advertiser
Thurs Apr 4, 1901
OBITUARY

JAMES E. BEATY
Bath, Apr 4 - James E. BEATY, a former resident of this village,  died at his home in Elmira yesterday, aged about 55 years. He was born and  resided here until about thirty years ago, when he removed to Corning to enter  the employ of the Fall Brook railroad. Later he moved to Elmira, where he was  employed as a conductor on the Elmira, Cortland & Northern. He is survived by  several brothers and sisters, together with his wife and several children  who reside at Elmira. 


Rochester Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Oct  9, 1889

Mrs. H. L. BULLOCK, of Elmira, state organizer of the W. C. T. U., spoke in  the interest of that organization in the Disciples Church at South  Butler  Monday evening. A league was formed.
 --Monday morning at 10 o'clock John A. JACKSON, of Horseheads,  engineer of  the canal steamer City of New York, that was taking on coal at  Clyde, suddenly  fell upon the deck of the boat and expired. He was about 50 years of  age. His  death was attributed to heart disease. The remains were taken to  Ellenwood's  morgue and Coroner Benjamin F. PECK, of Wolcott, was summoned. He  decided that  an inquest was unnecessary.


From:    ksarber@redcreek.net (Kathy Sarber)

Frederick Manning Died at Buffalo

Osceola – Mr. and Mrs. Neil Manning were called to Buffalo Tuesday by the death of Mr. Manning’s father, Frederick A. Manning.

Mr. Manning, who was 75 years old, died at the Buffalo Hospital Monday, February 28, 1955 after an extended illness.  Funeral services were held in Buffalo Wednesday, and Burial was made at Eldred, Penna.

Besides his n\son Neil, Mr. Manning’s survivors include another son, William, of Buffalo; three daughters,  Mrs. Caroline House, and Mrs. Adella Gordon, both of  Buffalo, and Mrs. Mary Peters of Woodhull; a brother George Manning of Rochester, NY.; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Snyder of Elkland and Mrs. Caroline Baldwin of Buffalo; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

(Mrs. Caroline House was Mr. Manning’s sister and Mrs. Caroline Baldwin was Mr. Manning’s daughter.) Kathy Sarber, granddaughter.

Touching Thanksgiving Story of Niles Valley Folk is told By Syracuse Newsman

The best Thanksgiving story to come to our attention this year, at least, concerns the Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central and occurred at Niles Valley in Tioga County some years ago during the time that Frank E. McCormack, formerly of Corning, was superintendent of the division.

The story appeared this week in the Syracuse Post Standard in a daily column written by a Syracuse columnist who uses the name of “Bertrande”.  The folks in Niles Valley will particularly like this item as a number of Niles Valley folks are mentioned.  Here it is:

A Memory of Thanksgiving

It was the day before Thanksgiving, 1912.  As I stood and gazed out across the Pennsylvania hills, I cried in my foolish heart that there was no thankfulness within me.

We- Mollie, our three youngsters and I – lived at Niles Valley, a settlement in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, so small that it is unmapped.  I had been working as a telegrapher for the New York Central near that point for a number of years.  About two months previous to the date of which I write, the superintendent, longsuffering who he was, had finally bowed to fate, and told me more in sorrow than anger that I was no longer an employee.  That’s the way it was in those days!

So, tomorrow was Thanksgiving! So, what!  The money was almost gone; the credit was non-existent; I had no real lead for another job; grim winter was in the offing – and it looked like dismal times ahead for Mollie and me and the three little ones.

As I stood and watched the dark November clouds whisk across the sky, there came a hail from a neighbor’s house, and Sherlock Ferry sauntered over to announce:

“Hey, Bert!  The wimmin asked me to get you into the church doings tonight.  They’re putting on an entertainment an’ a good feed afterwards – so you don’t wanna miss it.  Bring the misus an’ th’ kids an’ we’ll have some fun.  You can give’em a recitation, crack a few stale jokes, an’ earn a good feed for th’ whole family!”

I wasn’t too enthusiastic about this; but I finally accepted and that evening we went over to the little church by the crossroads and really enjoyed ourselves.  Mollie sang and I recited, the kids laughed and chatted -  and the good Lord smiled on all of us.

On the way home, the dark mood came again, and any small spirit of thankfulness I had captured soon escaped.  We entered the dark house and I touched a match to the oil lamp on the kitchen table.

But holy smoke!  Was this our kitchen table?  It was almost completely covered with the darndest lot of stuff you ever laid eyes on!

Squash, a big pumpkin, onions, cans of home-made mincemeat, cheese, sugar, butter, flour, pickles, apples, celery – and the good Lord knows what other varieties of eatables.  As I backed away in amazement, I nearly fell over a bushel basket full of potatoes, and, as Mollie’s gaze wandered to the cook stove, she exclaimed:

“Look! That big roaster; that’s not mine – what’s in it? “

I took off the lid – and there it was.  One of Sam McInroy’s biggest turkeys, all ready to slap into the oven.

Our good Niles Valley neighbors, Sam McInroy, the station agent; his brother, Bob; Mart Sampson, the Vance Wests, the Ferrises, storekeeper Charlie Davis and the rest had lured us away from home and then sneaked in and fixed things up to a fare-ye-well.

Bless those dear folks.  Most of ‘em have taken the long trail too long since, but they’re all still enthroned in my heart, and they always were in Mollie’s until she wearied and the Master gave her rest.

Then to put a joyous climax to the whole evening, just as we were getting ready for bed, came a knock at the door and one of the McInroy youngsters handed in a telegram:  “Resume work at Stokesdale Junction, third trick, tomorrow night.  F. E. McCormack, Supt.”


From:    ksarber@redcreek.net (Kathy Sarber)
Oceola Events
Weekly review of Events and Happenings in our Sister Village
Osceola Boy writes Letter Home from Mid – Ocean

Elburn A. Carr musician on the U.S. S. Colorado, sailing to Europe writes his parents of the voyage.

January 1st, 1924
Dear Mother and Dad and All;

I am going to start the new year right by writing to you, although I know you will not receive it for quite a while.  There is a mail and passenger steamer sailing along with us but we cannot receive or post any mail until we get in England.  We are some where off the coast of New Foundland, in the Grand Banks.

WE are about 950 or 1000 miles from New York.  We have been having pretty good weather so far, but it is getting rougher all the time and we expect to run into a storm this afternoon or tonight.  Quarters just sounded so will have to quit for a while.

Well I have found time to write some more.  The ship is rolling so bad that I can hardly write.  We ran into a fog and heavy seas yesterday morning which continued all day.  We have lost both our wale boats in the sea, and also our flag last night.  Every time the ship rolls we take tons of water on board.  We have to stay below deck most of the time to keep from being washed over board.  WE have set our clocks ahead three hours so far.  Last night at 8 o’clock, we were in the middle of the “pond”.  We will soon be in “Bally Old Blighty.”

I took some pictures of the rough water yesterday; they are a little dark as I did not have my shutters opened enough.  Guess that is all for today.  To be continued.

It is quite rough today, with a heavy wind.  Some of the waves are blown over the top of our gun Turrets, and on over the other side of the ship, so you can imagine what kind of a wind it is.  I was just up on deck trying to take some more pictures, but the water was flying so, I don’t think they will be much good.

The Chaplain is going to take a party of the boys from the ship on a trip every place we go.  They are going on a three day trip to London, three day trip to Paris and a 48 hour trip to Rome.  I cannot afford to take only one trip, so think I will go to Rome with them and shake hands with the Pope.

I would like to go to London as all of King Tut’s remains are in a museum there.  Guess this is all for today.  Expect to see land tomorrow, will finish up then.  Well, just came from church, so will finish my letter as I want to get it in the first mail.  The pictures I took Jan 2 were pretty good.  I sold 72 of them already, and think I can sell more by going around the ship with them.

Well, we got paid today, I gave the Chaplain twenty bucks of mine, to keep for me, and that will leave some to spend over there.

There is nothing new to speak of only we are nearing our destination and expect to see land sometime today or tonight.  We struck an 80 mile gale last night, it did not do much damage.  It is blowing about a 60 mile today.

Will close for this time and write soon after we land.

Your loving son
ELBURN CARR


Former Osceola Boy in Gun Battle

Has Narrow Escape in Skirmish With Escaped Convict

A former Osceola boy, Chief of Police Elburn A. Carr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carr of Osceola, recently had a narrow escape when engaged in a gun battle with an escaped convict at Camp Hill, Pa.  The following is an account of the skirmish.

Chief of Police E. A. Carr of Camp Hill, Pa., went to a house in Camp Hill to serve a warrant on an escaped convict from an Ohio Prison.  Upon arriving at the house the Chief found the convict but he wanted to get his coat and made a get away by going out a front door.  He left in a truck and was followed by the Chief who was driving a Ford car.  The convict tried to wreck the car but could not do that, so he drove out on a dirt road.  Carr got a man to drive his car so that he could shoot down the tires on the truck, but the truck collided with a rock and turned over on its side.  The convict then used the truck for a barricade.  Carr started up to the truck and was confronted with a gun and told to throw up his hands which he did not do.

Shots were fired, one bullet went through Carr’s lapel and another grazed his belt.  The man that was driving for Carr was shot in the shoulder.  He is an ex-soldier and is an employee of the State Revenue Department.  The police car was a total wreck, being shot in many places.

The convict made his get-a-way at the time but was later captured.  Elburn’s many friends here hope that he may always be as fortunate as he was this time if he has to fight with such troublesome characters.


Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carr were pleasantly surprised Saturday evening when a company of friends and neighbors came to their home to help them celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary.  A very delightful evening was spent in playing cards and discussing old times.  About 11 o’clock a delicious lunch was served to the following guests;  Mr. and Mrs. Bert McCarthy and Granddaughter, Dawn Hallinan, Mrs. Simons, Mr., and Mrs. Lawrence Button, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Manning and granddaughter, Mary Lee Rose, Mrs. William Manning, and son , Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Doan and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Slocum, Mrs. Eula Margraff, Earl and Winifred Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bollen, Miss Fannie Bollen, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carr and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Manning, Miss Winifred Carr, and the host and hostess.  Mr. and Mrs. Carr received many beautiful and useful gifts.


Lexcy Crowl Stratton who died at Osceola, Pa. last winter, left $200. personal estate and $1000 realty.  Thomas Q. Swan, a nephew is his executor, and the will gives a farm near Addison to a granddaughter Mary S. Crowl, for her life use, after which it is descend to her heirs and if she has none then it is to go to another granddaughter, Minnie Riley.  A farm of _9 acres in the town of Tuscarora is willed to Minnie Riley for her life use, after which it goes to her heirs, and in the event of her dying with out issue it goes to the nephew, Thom. O. Swan; a parcel of land near Osceola, is willed to Casper Crowl, and the balance of the estate is bequeathed to a nephew Thos.  O. Swan.

Shirley Doris Vanderpool Sargent, 63
12/04/2001
Shirley Doris Vanderpool Sargent, 63, of 138 Bradford St., Sayre, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born Aug. 16, 1938, in Sayre, a daughter of the late Jonathan and Della Swingle Vanderpool. Shirley attended the Athens Area Schools. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and was an avid bingo player. She is survived by her children, David Bashore and Tammy Winslow of Sayre, Rick and Yvonne Bashore of Sayre, Barb Bashore and Gary Stillman of Sayre, and Tom and Amy Bashore of Ulster; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Freda and Ben Hibbard of Milan, Howard and Grace Vanderpool of Athens, Pearl and Morris Cron of Florida, Emma and Bernard Evans of Athens, Connie Campbell and Tom Miller of Athens; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Sargent, March 15, 2000; and brother, Garfield Vanderpool. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.
Albert Woznicki, 66, Merrit Island, Fla.
12/09/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Albert Woznicke, 66, of 1300 Ebb Tide Avenue, Merrit Island, Fla., died on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at his home following a brief illness. Albert was born in Sayre, March 20, 1935 a son of the late Frank and Susan Bodnar Woznicki. He attended local schools in Wyalusing and served in the US Coast Guard in the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years on construction as a union iron worker. Albert and his spouse the former Betsy Hodgson resided in Meshoppen for many years until retiring to Florida in 1998. Albert was a member of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion and a member of the Ironworkers Union of Elmira, N.Y. Surviving is a spouse, Betsy at home, two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Leslie Woznicki of Herrickville, Pa., Jim and Angie Furman of Tunkhannock, Pa., five daughters and sons-in-laws, Tracy Woznicki of Manchester, CT., Lynn Christie of Manchester, CT., Kim and David Byrnes of Lake Carey, Pa., Lisa and Rick Holovacko of Tunkhannock, Pa., Shelly Simmers of Tunkhannock, Pa., brother, Carl Woznicki of Athens, TN., sisters and brother-in-laws, Louise Wildrick of Wyalusing, Pa., Betty Marshall of Wyalusing, Pa., Leona and Keith Dunklee of Laurel, MD., sister-in-law, Louise Woznicki of Wyalusing, Pa., 15 grandchildren and sever nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Francis J. Woznicki on Dec. 23, 1990. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until the times of the service. Members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion, Wyalusing, Pa., are asked to assemble and pass in review at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Memorials are directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, MMRF, 3 Forest St., New Canaan, CT 06840.

Miller - Frederick Miller of Wellsboro, Pa died August 12, 1899 at Quincy, Mass.  Age 27 years old. He was the son of Frederick and Juliet (Sticklin) Miller. Also surviving him is his wife Maude (Rhodes) Miller and two children Chester Miller and Lillian Miller. (Submitted by Eileen Newton)


Newspaper.......Elmira Star Gazette
MITCHELL, Marion M. Quackenbush, age 85, of Lawrenceville, PA., March 10, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  She was born January 24, 1917 in Dexter, KS, the daughter of LeRoy and Ruth FARR Mitchell.  Marion was a retired Elementary School Teacher, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA., and a lifetime member of the International Cribbage Association.  She is survied by a son, Robert O. Quackenbush, Jr. of Tooele, UT, two brothers, Royce Mitchell of Corning, NY, and David Mitchell of Hudson, FL., three sisters, Mrs Grant (Mary) Gonyo of Solon Springs, WI., Mrs Earl (Frances) Dreier of Brandon, WI.,  Mrs Reno (Verona) Masini of Glenview, IL. and three grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Col. Robert O. Quackenbush, USA (Ret) on September 5, 1988, and 2 sisters, Joann MITCHELL Hoyt and Dorothy MITCHELL Knowles.  Friends are invited to call at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA., Thursday 5 to 7 PM.  Funeral Services will follow there Thursday at 7:00 PM with Rev. Gary Weaver officiating.  Graveside Committal services wll be held at Arlington National Cemetery,  Washington, DC., at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2002.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marion's memory may be directed to the Building Fund of Calvary United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA.    (Submitted by Mary FARR Norwood)
From the Bradford Era, Bradford, PA...  September 26, 1939

Mrs. Irene L. Carpenter, 54, of 70 E. First St., Corning, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1956.  She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Corning.  Survived by Husband, Paul Carpenter; son Paul Eldred Carpenter of Corning: daughters, Mrs. Warren Stuart and Mrs. James Lawrence, both of Lindley; father, Arthur Hayes of Corning; foster daughter, Mrs. Wesley Perry, a missionary to Colombia, South America.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. R. J. Foster.  Hope Cemetery Corning. (From Kathy Sarber)


Mrs. Emma Stevens, 84, of Geneva, formerly of Elkland, Pa., Monday, Feb.14, 1955.  No known survivors.  The body is at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, where friends may call this evening.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Burial at Woods Corners, N.Y. (from Kathy Sarber)
Mrs. Rhoda Van Pelt, 80, of Harrison Valley, Pa., Friday, Feb.18, 1955.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lena Lewis of Harrison Valley, Mrs. Mabel Bean of North Bingham, Pa.,  Mrs. Elva Walter of Mills, Pa., Mrs. Wilma Thurber of Greene, N.Y. and Miss Iva Van Pelt, at home; sons Howard and Raymond Van Pelt of Harrison Valley; brothers, Charles Cole of Canisteo and Philip Cole of Ceres, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Simmons Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa., where friends may call.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Clair Statham.  Mills Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)

Griffin H. Morse

Griffin H. Morse, 68, a lifelong resident of the Town of Lindley died Wednesday evening at his home in Presho, at 9:15.  He had suffered an extended illness. The body was removed to the Mayer Funeral Home in Addison where friends may call today form 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3:30 until 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from there Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Carl Grabb officiating.  Burial will be in Addison Cemetery.Mr. Morse was born in the Town of Lindley, April 30, 1880, to Mary E. and Phillip Morse.  He had spent his entire life in this vicinity, where he was engaged in farming.  His marriage to Miss Edith B. Swan of Tuscarora took place January 24, 1906.

Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters; Mrs. Gordon Older of Presho, Mrs. Theodore Thompson and Mrs. Richard Hamilton of South Corning;  two grandchildren, Anita and James Hamilton; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Stocum o 176 State Street; three brothers, William of Elmira; Willard and Sidney of Presho; and several nieces and nephews. (From Kathy Sarber)


Brown - Mrs. Ida Scallin

Addison -  The death of Mrs. Ida Scallin, mother of Mrs. Hazel Oakley of Addison occurred Sunday, January 11, at noon at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Ritner Hackett, 231 Steuben Street Painted Post, of a heart ailment.

Mrs. Scallin whose maiden name was Ida L. Brown, was born July 4, 1876, in De Ruyter, one of twin daughters of the late Timothy and Melvina Brown.  She had resided in Osceola, Pa. for the greater part of her life, and the past three years, had divided her time in Addison and Painted Post with her two daughters.  Although in failing health for the past few years, Mrs. Scallin was active.  Her first marriage to the late William Chamberlain of Farmington, Pa., was solemnized December 12, 1900 and her second marriage to Charles Scallin of Elkland, Pa., took place November 11, 1927.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She was one of a family of nine children, including five boys and four girls, all of whom are dead with the exception of her twin sister, Mrs. Ada Blaksley of Canandaigua.

Besides her two daughters, Mrs. Coakley of Addison and Mrs. Hackett of Painted Post, and her twin sister, Mrs. Blaksley she is survived by three grandchildren, Gordon and Lorraine Hackett of Painted Post and Delivan Rathbun of Addison; two nieces, Mrs. Gladys Brown, Vineland, N.J. and Mrs. Leah Baker of California. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment was made in the Addison Rural Cemetery (From Kathy Sarber)


Short - Mrs. Alice Hurt

Elkland, Pa. – Mrs. Alice Hunt of Elkland died at Wellsboro Tuesday evening at the age of 92. Born at Academy Corners June 13, 1861, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Short.She is survived by two daughters Mrs. C. Elwood of Addison and Mrs. Lena Elwood of Hammondsport and 30 grandchildren.The funeral will be held at the Kenyon Brothers Funeral Home here Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Frank Russell will officiate and burial will be made in Addison Rural Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)


Simons - Mrs. Lena McCarthy Died This Morning; Funeral Saturday
Mrs. Lena Mae McCarthy of Osceola died this morning June 11, 1953, at the Blossburg Hospital after an extended illness.Born at Woodhull on April 19, 1880, the daughter of Edward and Eunice Jane Simons, she was seventy-three years old at the time of her death.She was an active member of the Osceola Methodist Church and its affiliated organizations until ill health kept her confined to her home.She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Iva Hallinan of Osceola; a brother Floyd Simons also of Osceola; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, June 13th, at the Kenyon Funeral Home at two o’clock, with burial in the Borden Cemetery, Borden, N.Y.  The Rev. E. T. Rowe will officiate.
Mrs. Eva Howard, 78, of Nichols, widow of Jacob Howard, Monday, Nov.28, 1955.  She was the daughter of the late Newton and Louise Burrows Townsend of Elmira; member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Nichols.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Albert Stanton of Owego, Mrs. Daniel Myers of Binghamton and Mrs. Harry J. Randall of Candor; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Body at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p. m.,  the Rev. William Ambler.  Nichols Cemetery.
Carl Leroy Blanchard, ( MY GRANDFATHER - from Linda Tantlinger)  died in West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown WV. and he died from Cancer of the spleen.  He is buried in Ceder Grove Cem, New Geneva. Pa.
Carl Leroy Blanchard, 79, Of New Geneva, Fayette Co. Pa., formerrly of Covington, Pa. Tioga Co. died July 8, 1963 following an extended illness.
He was a member of the New Geneva Baptist Church.     Survivors are his wife Nellie Huhn Blanchard; two sons and one daughter, Raymond C. Cleveland Ohio, Norman Leslie Of New Geneva, Mrs Harry (Ruth Ellen) Cunningham, Cleveland, Ohio; four Grand Children; and several nieces and nephews.
    Carl or Doc as he will be remembered by his old friends in the vicinity, was the youngest of seven children born to, Solomon and Susanna Ridge Blanchard, who were among the early residents of Covington, Pa. Deceased are Mary Blanchard Piercey, George, William, Frank, Fred and Charles.
from unknown newspaper (original in my hands): Submitted by Margie Erickson
PROFESSOR ROSS G. MARVIN (drawing of him from waist to head included)
"Martyr of the Peary Expedition"  is the honorable title given to Professor Ross G. Marvin, the only member of the Peary expedition to lose his life in the quest for the north pole.  Professor Marvin was a Cornell man chosen to accompany Peary because of his courage, physique, scientific ability and other qualifications desirable in a member of the polar expedition.  He lost his life by drowning in a "lead" or break in the ice while in command of one of Commander Peary's supporting parties.  He was thirty years old.
{no idea of date, etc. for him, but Adm. Peary reached the North Pole in 1909}
 Subj:  General and Mrs. Cox of Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Date:  04/30/2004 9:44:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:  Alohawahine75
To:  JoyceTice

Hello Joyce,

Thought you might like to add this to the Tioga County web site. Stacey has given me permission to post these pieces as long as her name and web site are included in the post. The little piece on this couple is at the bottom.

Deborah

Garden Grove Express
Garden Grove, Iowa
Sept 7, 1893

PERSONAL.

Rev. W. S. FLANAGAN returned home Tuesday.

L. W. SULLIVAN started to Chicago Saturday afternoon.

Evron BRUCE returned home to Primrose, Iowa, last Friday.

Mrs. Amanda STONE of Wyoming, Ill. is visiting Mrs. S. METIER this week.

John MCKIBBEN and Union HANOVER started Saturday for the World's Fair.

Hon. Bryson BRUCE went to Des Moines Monday to attend the State Fair.

Thos. BOYCE and C. S. STEARNS were at Leon Monday and Tuesday as witnesses.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. JORDAN,  Allie and Otto started for the World's Fair Wednesday.

Mrs. Almira JUDD and Mabel returned home Thursday, after an extended visit to Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. G. P. ARNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. T. B. DANIEL went to the state fair Tuesday.

Mrs. C. S. STEARNS and Miss Lizzie WILSON returned home from the World's Fair Monday afternoon.

L. H. NORTHRUP returned from Colorado Wednesday.  He reports times there much harder there than here.

Miss Mary BEER came Monday from Chicago on a visit to her parents and friends who were very glad to see her.

I. N. MCPHERRIN's father is quite sick at Clarinda.  He was out to see him the first of last week.  At last reports he was some better.

Rev. DUFF of Lineville, has been visiting his brother, the Doctor, the past few days.  He preached some very able sermons at the tabernacle.

Rev. BEER terminated his vacation by returning home from southwest Mo. Tuesday.  He did not receive much benefit from his trip as he was sick part of the time he was gone.

Aaron ATEN started for Chicago Saturday in company with his two granddaughters, Clara and Stella.  He will remain several weeks with his son Ed, and of course visit the World's Fair.

Major WEMPLE and family enjoyed very much a visit from his brother Mark, of Chicago, last week.  Mr. Wemple is a traveling salesman for a Chicago house, and is like the Major, a very pleasant genial gentleman.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. BARKHUFF, of Tingley, were here Friday to attend the funeral services of Mr. and Mrs. Frank CLINE's child.  Walter reports business in his line, furniture, is good, besides plenty of carpenter work.

General and Mrs. COX of Tioga Co., Pa., came Friday on a visit to C. D. WHEELAND, who is a brother of Mrs. COX, and Mrs. W. T. WATERS a niece.  They visited the World's Fair and extended their visit to friends here.  The General was a brilliant officer in the late war.  And although quite aged he is well preserved.  We were glad to meet him.

Copied by Stacey McDowell Dietiker
April 30, 2004



Subj: WATTLES BIOGRAPHY
Date:  05/21/2004 7:32:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:    myscolleen@hotmail.com (colleen mysliwiec)
To:    TriCountie@aol.com

Hello,
These are not my relatives, but feel that someone may be interested in the information. It comes from the 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, in Michigan. Chapman Bros.Colleen

DAVID C. WATTLES. We here present a life narrative of one of the prominent citizens of North Branch, who was born in Troy, Bradford County, Pa., February 9, 1821, and has now reached the age of a septuagenarian. Wattles Ferry, Conn., was the native place of his parents, John and Eliza (Cash) Wattles.

The father was by occupation a stone-layer and brickmason and the early home of the family was in the county where our subject was brought up. His was not a happy childhood and youth as he became an orphan by the death of his mother at the tender age of three years and when he was twelve years old he was bound out to a man who proved to be addicted to the use of liquor and the unhappy and abused boy ran away and found refuge in Chemung County, N. Y., where at the age of fourteen he found employment.

After spending a year or so there the youth determined to come West, but as he had no money he could not secure passage on a boat. With more than ordinary pluck and determination, he made up his mind to go on board the vessel ands take his chances, and as he fell into kind hands he was brought across to Detroit and having made his way on foot through the wilderness he came to Lapeer County in 1837.

This boy had received but slight schooling in the East and after coming to Michigan was able to attend school but thirty-three days when he was sixteen years old. For about seven years he continued working on farms and in 1844 purchased a piece of land. He enlisted in Detroit May 28, 1847 for the term of the War with Mexico, receiving his honorable discharge at Governor's Island, New York harbor August 13, 1848, after which he returned to Michigan.

Mr. Wattles was married February 5, 1851, to Mrs. Susan M. rood of Lapeer. After carrying on farming in what is now Lapeer City until 1854 he came to North Branch Township, where there were two bands of Indians living at the time. From 1869 to 1873 he lived in Lapeer and now has a fine place of four hundred acres on sections 9, 10, 15 and 16. It was in the fall of 1889 when he removed to the village of North Branch. Here he now makes his home although he still carries on farming. In Politics he is a Democrat and has been for a number of years, besides filling at one tine the office of Township Clerk.


Democrat and Chronicle
May 5,1904, page 12

MORTUARY RECORD
John JOHNS died yesterday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, aged 78 years.  He leaves one son, Frank, and three daughters, Mrs. Peter KIRCH, Mrs. Victor
GYSEL and Miss Julia JOHNS.  The remains were taken to the home of Mrs. GYSEL No. 396 Hudson avenue.

Lewis BEEMER, youngest son of Mrs. M.V. BEEMER, died in New York Tuesday of pneumonia.  The remains will be brought to Rochester for interment.

Ernest WALTHER died last night at his home, No. 453 North street, aged 8(6) years and 3 months.  He leaves his wife and one sister, Mrs. Mary RELLIE.

Mary BARRY, wife of Arthur WEAVER, died last evening at the family residence, No. 290 Frost avenue.

Mrs. Saline ROBERTS died yesterday morning in this city.  She leaves one son, Arthur, of Buffalo.

Assault Was Not Proved.
John READY, a well known East Side physician, was arraigned in police court yesterday on a charge of assault.  He was discharged, the assault not being proved.  Frederick N. WHITE, an agent for an Eastern drug house, recently called on the physician with samples of pepsin remedies.  The agent annoyed the doctor and was ejected from the office.

May 5, 1904 page 3
WAS PROMINENT IN ABOLITION DAYS
Death at Livonia of Rev. A. H. Shurtleff--An Active Life.
Livonia, May 4--Last evening occurred the death of Rev.. A.H. SHURTLEFF, at the age of 78 years.  With his family he has lived in this town for the past two years.  Mr. SHURTLEFF was confined to his bed for the past five months and steadily grew weaker from the commencement.

He was born in East Bloomfield, January 23, 1826, and was early brought under religious influence.  He was enrolled at the age of 16 in a revival held in Bristol, under the labors of Rev. Samuel PARKER, and joined the Methodist Church.

His education was obtained at the East Bloomfield Academy and Olivet Institute, of Olivet, Michigan.  At Olivet he became imbued with anti-slavery and temperance principles which led him into many a battle.

He was married in 1850 to Julia A. PHINNEY, at Bristol, who died in 1883. Afterward he married Mary B. BARBER, daughter of Rev. W. A. BARBER, of Livonia.  Besides his wife he leaves one son, Glen K. SHURTLEFF, general secretary of the Y.M.C.A., of Cleveland, O., and one daughter, Mrs. J. I. ARMSTRONG, of Livonia. The different appointments which he held are:  Mansfield, Covington, and Troy, Pa., Watkins, Reading, Richmond, (didn't get the rest)


Elmira Star Gazette   April 20, 1915

RESPECTED ELMIRAN DIES PROMINENT MANY YEARS
Frederick Hall Passes Away in Eighty-Seventh year-- Particularly Interested in Orphans Home Work-- Successful in Business Member of Well Known Firm of Hall Brothers Who Conducted a Book Store.

Frederick Hall died Monday afternoon at the family home 213 College Av. after an extended illness of several years duration. Mr. Hall reached the advanced age of eighty-seven years. For many years he was active in business and in the management of charitable work in Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were particularly interested in the Orphans Home many years, and there accomplished a great work. Mr. Hall was a high minded forceful man and exerted a great influence on the life of the city. He was unusually well educated and well read and at the same time deeply interested in everything that tended to promote the general welfare.

Mr. Hall was born at Ellington Conn. on Sept. 5, 1827 the son John Hall and Sophia Kingsbury Hall. His father John Hall was the founder at Ellington of the first college preparatory school in New England and Frederic Hall's earlier education was there obtained. He left home at the age of about twenty years, going first to Syracuse and spending several years in the employ of the American Express Co. He removed to Elmira in the late forties and soon thereafter entered the employ of his brother the late Francis Hall, who had established in 1842 a book store that was long and prominently identified with the Hall name, the business later being carried on by Frederick Hall in partnership with two other brothers, the late Robert A. Hall and Charles C. Hall.

The firm of Hall Brothers was first established on the south side of Water St. just west of Lake St. Bridge: and in 1870 the business was removed to the newly erected Hall Block on the north side of Water St., the construction of which was personally supervised by Frederic Hall. The book business has been carried on at this location since the retirement of the Hall Brothers under several firm names and is at present conducted by the McGreevy, Sleght, DeGraff Company.

Frederic Hall was a successful business man, due to his thorough reliability untiring energy and careful attention to details. He was always handicapped by delicate health, but accomplished results by the exercise of clear grit and perseverance.

Some years ago he retired from the active cares for business and devoted a large part of his time to charitable work. He was for many years the business adviser of the managers of the Southern Tier Orphans Home and was a member of the Board of Managers for the Arnot-Odgen Memorial Hospital from the time of its incorporation in 1888. Mr. Hall gave freely of his time and wise counsel to the work of both these charities.

Failing health and the infirmities of age finally compelled his retirement from all active work, and for the past few years he has lived quietly at home with little opportunity for mingling with his former associates. In 1861 Mr. Hall married Caroline Andrus Herrick of Ithaca, NY who died Oct. 22, 1907.

Mr. Hall was the last of a family of sixteen children and his only surviving relatives are nephews and nieces as follows: Grace Hall Farnham of Buffalo; Sophia Hall McKnight of Ellington; Harriet Delano Fowler, of Holyoke, Mass; Frank J. Delano of Los Angeles; William Delano of Murphysboro, MO; Frederic F. Hall and Edward Hall of Berkeley, Cal; Teresa Hall Brown Riverside, Cal; Marie Hall Derby of New York; Charles F. Hall and Julius R. Hall of Chicago; Francis Hall of Syracuse; Adelaide P. Hall, Carolyn  A. Hall and Robert A. Hall Jr. of Elmira.

Funeral services will be held at the family home 213 College Av. Wednesday at 2 p.m. The burial will be in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

(Contributed)

Frederic Hall, the tenth child of John and Sophia Kingsbury Hall, was born in Ellington, CT. Sept.  5, 1827. He was the last child of his mother, who survived him only two years, leaving her delicate boy largely to the care of his sisters for whom he ever cherished an almost filial love. Through his surprisingly lengthened life he has been vouchsafed the interest and affection of both brothers and sisters who through the second marriage of the father, numbered sixteen.

The new mother, Harriet Reed Hall, was tender and gentle with the youngest in her adopted family and the boy and she became warmly fond of each other. That the frail beautiful child lived attained into the stature of manhood and then out-lived all, to whom he had been given as brother and husband, is simple attestation of family love and care.

John Hall the father was an educated country gentleman who married a wife of property. Before the day of Horace Mann and secondary schools they established themselves well, raised their family and besides developed a home preparatory school for boys the school being known far and wide as a place of influence and right direction. Here, sons, teachers and men of learning gathered.

A tribute to those years now stands in the center of Ellington the Hall Memorial Library erected by the late Francis Hall and his executors. The home and work of Judge Hall left an impress upon his family. His son’s daughters went forth from Ellington to become known in their respective places as persons both cultured, practical.

The men, who did business under the name, Hall Brothers, long had part in the development and growth of Elmira, contributing to the best element of the city to which they went in their early life and to which they remained loyal. They were indeed, book-men, and before the days that are otherwise liked and enjoyed the selling of books, at the stand on Water Street. Those were the days of brotherly comradeship and they rounded out into years of untied interests. Finally, through removal, the firm dissolved, Frederick Hall entering into partnership with a younger man who had also grown up in the book business, Hosmer H Billings.

In 1861 Mr. Hall married Mrs. Caroline Andrus Herrick, the clear, bright mind, whom many remember. She was a daughter of William Andrus, whose name stood for much in Ithaca. It was little thought Mr. Hall could survive his wife as he did. She died October 22, 1907.

Mr. and Mrs. Hall’s home corner of Church and College Avenue, during long years was the scene of family joys and hospitality, and kindly beneficence. It was also the home of Francis Hall one of Elmira’s choice spirits. To this fireside came brothers and sister’s nephews and nieces all belonging to the houses of Andrus and of Hall. Many, many precious memories center there at 213 College Avenue. To the fatherless and to the unfortunate Mr. and Mrs. Hall were ever kind. More than one good cause has been strengthened by their help.

Since Mrs. Hall’s death, Mr. Hall being increasingly an invalid the home has been under the wise supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Church who came from their own pleasant home in East Orange, New Jersey, to assume the charge. When an orphan of three months the child of her beloved sister, Kate, Mr. Church was claimed by Mrs. Hall, and from that day, has been a son of the household. There is no doubt that the unflagging care given by Mr. and Mrs. Church has prolonged and blessed. Mr. Hall’s declining years. In doing this they have won the esteem and love of relatives surviving Mr. and Mrs. Hall.


ANDREW COWAN

    Andrew Cowan died at his home near Breesport on Saturday after an illness dating from last August, due to paralysis.  The deceased was 69 years of age, and had been married twice, the second wife and the following children by the first wife surviving:  George of Elmira; Fred of Gloversville, Harry and Andrew at home; and Mrs. Fred Harrington of Elmira.  He is also survived by two brothers--John of the town of Breesport, and Harry of Elmira Heights--also two sisters; Mrs. Arad Breese and Mrs. William Hilliker of Breesport.  The funeral was held from the house Monday afternooon at 1 o'clock and from the Baptist church at (can't read) o'clock, the Rev. John Cairns of Elmira officiating.  Van Busker Bros. of Horseheads had charge.  Mr. Cowan was a prominent farmer and well known throughout the county.



ERIN WOMAN CELEBRATES HER NINETIETH BIRTHDAY

Mrs. Mary K. Humphrey, Hale and Hearty, Observes Anniversary of Her Birth, With Few Friends--Four Generations Living.

    Mrs. Mary K. Humphrey, of Erin, with a few friends, celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.J. Hawley on Winsor Avenue July 11.  There are four generations living;   Mrs. Hawley, her son, Dr. George M. Hawley; his daughters, Cecilia and Harriet Hawley of Boston, Mass.
    Mrs. Humphrey retains all her faculties and is a great reader.  Winters she stays with her daughter in this city and summers she returns to her farm in Erin.  She was born in Virgil, Cortland County, and came to Chemung County when a young girl.  She was married to George H. Humphrey July 3, 1850.  Mrs. Hawley was the only child.  The chair she stands by in the picture is 150 years old, and has been in the Humphrey family five generations and is yet in perfect condition.
    Mr. Humphrey was a soldier in the Civil War and served three years under General Burnside.  He was a sergeant of Company C, 89th Regiment, N.Y.V.   He was spared to come home very much broken down in health.  His only brother died in a hospital in Newport News.His remains were brought home and laid in the family plot in Breesport.
    Mr. Humphrey died 26 years ago.  Mrs. Humphrey had  five brothers, two brothers-in-law, and her husband in the war at one time.  All were spared to return except one brother-in-law.  She is the last surviving member of her family of eleven children. (From Ruth Olszowsky)

                   ASHLEY Listed on 07/25/04
                   Hannah (Jones) Age 94 of Chemung, NY, died on July 23, 2004 at her home.She was born on August 9, 1909, the daughter of the late Evan and Hannah (Elias) Jones. Hannah was a member of the Park Church of Elmira, a loving mother and grandmother, a member of the Eastern Star, serving as Past Matron and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers' Association. She received her Bachelors Degree  at S.U.C. in Cortland and her Masters Degree at Elmira College. Hannah was a past president of the Southern Zone School Nurse Teachers' Association and a member of  the Welsh-American Genealogical Society. Hannah is survived by her daughter,  Rhonwen Gorton of Binghamton, NY; grandson, Ashley Gorton, of Binghamton, NY;  nephew, Robert (Laura) Reidenbach; and very special friends, Walt and Edith Robbins. In  addition to her parents, Hannah was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Ashley;  son, John William; sisters, Rachael and Elizabeth; and brothers, John and Evan Jones.  Family and friends are invited to the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg,  NY, on Monday, July 26, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Chemung United Methodist Church with the  Reverend William MacFarland officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that  donations in Hannah's name be made either to the Waverly Free Library or to a charity of one's choice
three sisters, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, Mrs. John J. Repp, Mrs. Roy Roland, all of NYC a brother Ray G. Lamoreaux of Miami, Fla.


May 8, 1927Ross Charles Lamoreaux,  52, of 1108 Lake Street, a salesman for the Barker, Rose & Clinton Company since 1892, died Wed. at 7 a.m. after an extended illness. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas B. Carpenter of Elmira; three sons,George F., Lawrence R. and Frank W. all of Elmira;  5 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, Mrs. John J. Repp, Mrs. Roy Roland, all of NYC a brother Ray G. Lamoreaux of Miami, Fla.

WHITNEY - SHAW
Roberta E. Age 86, died September 19, 2004 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was predeceased by her second husband, William Cox Shaw, September 16, 1973, whom she met through her first husband, Robert Elmer Evans. The two of them served together in The Battle of the Bulge, where Robert died on December 24, 1944. Roberta was born March 5, 1918 in Scottsville, NY, the daughter of the late Ray W. and Flossie May O'Hara Whitney, Sr. She was a clerk for the Green Free Library from January 1974 to April 1986, and a Red Cross Gray Lady from 1959 to 1973. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA, and enjoyed embroidering, reading, making pillows, pampering her cats, and helping others. Surviving are son and friend, Robert W. (Rob) Shaw and Barbara M. Clark, Corning, NY; sister, Dorothy Ashworth, Rochester, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian  Church, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating. A luncheon in the church Fellowship Hall will follow the service. Family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to
the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher, a "Life Celebration" Funeral Home.
 

ARTHUR L. CRITTENDEN
Arthur L. Crittenden, 69 of 30 West Water Street, Wellsboro, was pronounced dead on arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y. Tuesday, June 20, 1972.   Mr. Crittenden was visiting his son, Malcolm A., in Wellsville. He was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Born March 20, 1903, in Whitesville, N. Y., he was a son of Arthur and Cora Perkins Crittenden. Mr. Crittenden was also a member of Odessa Lodge 317, F & AM and Wellsboro Royal Arch Chapter 194.  Surviving besides his son in Wellsville, are his wife, the former Sara Dye; another son, Russell, of Andover, N. Y., a brother, earl, of Milton, and seven grandchildren.  The funeral was help Saturday at Wildman’s, Whitesville.  Burial was in Whiteville Rural Cemetery.  The Rev. Wilbur Beers, of Hallsport Wesleyan Church, officiated.

PHILIP G. CROOKS
Philip G. Crooks, 76, of Endicott, formerly of Antrim, died Monday evening July 3, 1972, at Ideal Hospital in Endicott. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Crooks, Endicott; two sons, Philip E. of Horseheads and John of Endwell; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Florence) Hatherill, and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Root, both of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is a retired Endicott Johnson employee having worked for 44 years as foreman in the Upper Leather Factory.  He was a member of the Endicott Johnson 30 Years Club. He is a veteran of World War I, First Division. He was a member of the American Legion Post 82. Burial was in Riverhurst Cemetery at Endicott.

Tractor Mishap Kills Westfield Man Instantly
Paul D. Crider, 27, of Westfield RD 2, was killed instantly last Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. in a tractor mishap which occurred 300 feet west of Twp. Route 332 according to Mansfield State Police. Tioga County Coroner Harry Williams pronounced Mr. Crider dear at the scene of a crushed chest.  The incident occurred at the farm of Stanley Brubaker, Westfield RD 2 where Mr. Crider was employed. Police said Mr. Crider was dumping a load of stones over a steep embankment on the farm when the farm tractor and trailer slipped over the embankment ejecting Mr. Crider who landed in a creek bed. The tractor landed on Mr. Crider, pinning him underneath, police said. The Osceola Firemen’s Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the body to the Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield.
 

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