Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Fifteen

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Hello Joyce,
I haven't contacted you in a while. I've been doing a lot of research on my early Kalamazoo County, Michigan Pioneer and related families. I came across
this obituary which shows they were married in the Southport, Chemung Co., NY area in 1848 and thought I'd share it with your site. The families are in
the 1850 Census of Southport and I've included a transciption of it at the bottom. I think the reference to "Katem Center" must be Catlin Center? I'm not aware of her siblings or parents coming to Michigan and they might have stayed in Chemung County. I'd appreciate being contacted by others from this
family and I hope it's of help to someone.

Climax Cereal Newspaper
Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI
June 14 1906
Mrs. Ann Worden
Mrs Ann Worden died very suddenly Sunday evening at her home. She had been feeding the chickens and when she came in she complained of feeling ill, and after only a few minutes illness she died. Ann Wright Worden was born in the town of Burns, Schoharie County, NY May 17 1832 and died June 10, 1906 aged 74 years and 24 days. She leaves a large family of sons and daughters to mourn her loss; Mrs. Jennie Whitbeck and Mrs. Amanda Lanning, Climax; Mrs Eliza Blake, Battle Creek; Miss Libbie Worden who lives at home, Mrs. Otis Selbee, Mrs. Geo. Pierce, Will Worden, Leroy; and George, Henry and Nelson, who live at or near home. The funeral occured Wednesday afternoon at the home.

Climax Cereal Newspaper
Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI
June 21 1906
Obituary
Ann Wright Worden, whose death occured June 10, 1906, at her home near Climax, was the eldest daughter of Elias and Hannah Wright. She was born in Schorharie Co., NY, May 17 1832. In 1847 she moved with her parents to Chemung County, NY. On May 7, 1848, she was married to Isaac Worden at Katem (sic - Catlin?)Center, NY. In 1857 they moved east to Leroy, Calhoun County, Mich, where they lived about a year. In the fall of 1858 they moved to Kalamazoo county southeast of Climax, and built their home in what was then a dense woods. In this home she lived for 34 years, and was living their at the time of her death. Her husband died Nov. 20 1895. She was the mother of 12 children, six girls and 6 boys, ten of whom survive her, and all of the ten were present for the funeral. The funeral services occured Wednesday afternoon at the home at which officiated Rev. Bostwick, a former pastor of the United Brethen church of which she was a member. My note: Her and her husband are buried in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.

1850 Census
Southport, Chemung, New York Page: 348 Roll: M432_486

529 544 Pearson Worden age 40 farmer b. unknown
Rebecca age 13 b. NY
Elias age 8 b. NY
530 545 Abijah and Mary Rigby both age 31 b. NY with children
531 546 Elias Wright age 40 farmer b. NY
Hannah age 40 b. NY
Diana age 18 b. NY (Ann of above obituary)
Sarah age 16 b. NY
Mary age 12 b. NY
John age 10 b. NY
Cornelious age 6 b. NY
ISAAC  WORDEN age 26 farmer b. NY (Husband of Ann)
Jane age 1 b. NY (eldest daughter, "Mrs. JennieWhitbeck" of Isaac and Ann)
532 547 Chauncy 34 and Betsy Wright 41 and family

Darla Stimbert - casay2@bresnan.net

DREBBER - SANDRA W. ANDERSEN
 Sandra W. Andersen, age 63, of Troy RR 1, PA died Thursday, November 7, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born September 16, 1933 in Long Island, NY, the daughter of Eugene and Evelyn Hansen Drebber.  She was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club in Mansfield, PA. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Andy Andersen; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Paul Fleming of Big Flats, NY; son, Eric Andersen of Long Island, NY; granddaughter, Katlyn Fleming; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Arnie Vitarelle of Long Island, NY; brother, Gene Drebber of St. Louis, MO; nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held November 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Joathan Stanley officiating. (TGR, Thursday, November 14, 1996)

KREACHBAUM- IVALUE SANGER
 Ivalue Singer, 94, of Troy, PA and formerly of Laguna Beach, CA, died Saturday, November 16, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born on January 27, 1902 in Convoy, OH, a daughter of Edwin and Lutta (Woodward) Kreachbaum. She was a member of the Christian Science Church in Canoga Park, CA and the Eastern Star in Laguna Beach. Mrs. Sanger is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Chamberlain of Troy; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Sanger was the wife of the late Alfred C. Sanger.  She was also predeceased by a grandson, John Calvin Chamberlain, in 1993. There will be no services.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR Thursday, November 21, 1996)

HARRY VANDERPOOL
 Harry Vanderpool Sr., 55, Towanda, PA died Wednesday, November 13, 1996 at his home as the result of a heart attack. Born October 8, 1941 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Adelbert and Mildred Johnson Vanderpool. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Bailey Vanderpool of Towanda; his children, Harry Vanderpool Jr. of Burlington, PA, Robert Vanderpool of Athens, PA, Angela and Harold Vanderpool of Barton, NY, Bonnie Vanderpool of Sayre, PA; two grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Adelbert and Evelyn Vanderpool of Athens, Frederick and Celia Vanderpool of McLean, NY, Francis and Pearl Vanderpool of Troy, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emma Jane and Sanford Schrock of Gillett, Mary and George Wilcox of East Smithfield, Betty and Ron Piatt of Waverly, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Private memorial services were to be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. (TGR, Thursday, November 21, 1996)

WATERS - ELSIE KAVANAUGH FRANKLIN
 Elsie Waters Kavanagh Franklin died on November 12, 1996 in Tucson, AZ surrounded by some of her loving family. She was born in Burlington, PA on September 29, 1909, daughter of Josephine Morley and Thomas Jefferson Waters. She attended the one-room schoolhouse in Luther's Mills, PA and then Towanda High School.  She was graduated from the Williams School of Expression at Ithaca College in 1929. She and her husband, James P. Kavanagh, settled in Binghamton, NY.  For many years she was a social worker for Broome County and the Red Cross.  After the death of her husband in 1957 she taught at Vestal Central High School and won a John Hay Fellowship in the humanities which she took at Bennington College, VT.  Vestal High won "Outstanding High School in New York State" as a result of a humanities course which she instituted there. Following retirement she acted in plays at the Ulster Playhouse.  In 1985 she married Theodore Roosevelt Franklin of Towanda, PA (now of Tucson). She is survived by her husband (10490 E. Escalante Rd., Tucson, AZ 85730); his son Teddy Franklin and grandchildren of Trout Run, PA; daughters, Angela Telfer and Peggy Muller of Tucson and Mary Ellen Murphy of Bellingham, WA; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; many cousins, including Bertha Ann Kingsley of Burlington, PA and Marjorie Lee Lyon of Troy, PA; nephew, Nelson Gustin and many friends, former students and admirers. "Ele" was predeceased by her sister, Pauline Gustin; daughter, Kathleen Zizzi; granddaughter, Mary Michael Murphy. A memorial service at 2 pm on December 7 will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy following which her ashes will be scattered in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. (TGR, Thursday, November 21, 1996)

A CORRECTION
 In an obituary for Doris Bullard in the October 10, 1996 edition, the husband who predeceased her was named Milton W. Bullard, not George W. as we printed.

BAILEY - LORETTA SMITH
 Loretta M. Bailey Smith, age 98, of Bay St. Joseph's Care Center, Port St. Joe, FL, formerly of Harrisburg, PA and Leona, PA died Friday, November 29, 1996 at the center. She was born August 29, 1898, the daughter of the late Nathan and Sophronia Leonard Bailey. She was the widow of Simon D. Smith. Mrs. Smith is survived by daughters, Katharine S. Weibley of Mechanicsburg, PA and Fianna G. Benson of Williamsburg, VA; nieces, Lucile Thorp, Big Pond, PA and Dorothy Jenkins, Springfield, PA (both of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, 16914); three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by Neill Funeral Home Inc., 3401 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011. (TGR, Thursday, December 1996)

TAYLOR - ERMA METZGER
 Erma (Taylor) Metzger, 89, lifetime resident of the Canton, PA area Tuesday, November 26, 1996 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Viola Metzger. Mrs. Metzger was born on September 28, 1907 in Grover, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Myron and Ella Jonas Taylor. He helped her husband run the family farm in Union Township until his death in 1974 after 46 years of marriage. She was a prominent member of the North Union Christian Church for 68 years and was very active member of the North Union Grange No. 84.  Mrs. Metzger was a former member of the Canton OES No. 71 and volunteered for the Canton community clothing center where she received a plaque for 20 years of service. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Viola Metzger of Canton RR 2; daughters and their spouses, Audrey and Charles Brackman of Granville Summit, PA, Marie and Arthur Harkness Jr. of Canton RR 1, Linda and Carlyle (Bud) Pepper of Monroeton, PA and Norma Nichols of East Smithfield, PA; 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by twin infant sons; a sister, Edna Taylor; a brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Lorrin Taylor. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on November 29 with the Rev. Duane Taylor, her pastor and nephew, officiating and interment to be in the North Union Cemetery, North Union, PA. Memorials may be directed to the North Union Christian Church, RR 1, Box 190, Roaring Branch, PA 17765 or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 54, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mr. Metzger's memory. (TGR Thursday, December 5, 1996)

ROBERT P. HARTFORD
 Robert P. "Bob" Hartford, 53, Canton RR 2, PA, died Saturday, December 7, 1996 at the VA Hospice Unit in Wilkes-Barre, PA following a brief illness. Born on July 17, 1943 in Sayre, PA he was the youngest of 10 children born to the late James S. and Lila N. Leonard Hartford. Bob attended the Loyalsock schools until the 11th grade when he entered the US Army where he earned his GED. He worked many years as a truck driver and construction worker for various companies until he became disabled. He was a member of the Canton Lodge No. 415 F&AM, the Canton VFW Post No. 714, Canton Loyal Order of the Moose 429 and the Red Run Rod and the Gun Club in Ralston. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Brenda R. Hartford, at home; a son and special friend, Brent Hartford and Tina Mathers and their daughter, Taylor Renay Hartford; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Mariette Hartford and their son, Trever James Hartford; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and David Jackson and their son, David Frank Jackson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Reed and Janice, Lawrence and Neva, all of Shunk, James Jr. and Mary of Canton, Dean and Delores of Troy, PA, Dale and Pat of Alba, PA, Earl and Sandy and Harland and Connie, all of Canton; a sister, Marjorie Hickok of Rochester, NY; his mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Florence and Vernon Hatch of Forksville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Harford. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on December 10 with the Rev. Ronald Biestline, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating assisted by the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church with interment to be in the Forksville Cemetery, Forksville, PA. Memorials may be directed to the VA Hospice program. (TGR, Thursday, December 12, 1996)

DRAKE - EVELYN FRY HORANIC
 Evelyn "Duckie" Fry Horanic, 243 Wellington Lane, Girard, PA, died Sunday, December 8, 1996 at Pleasant Ridge Manor West in Girard. Born in Niagra Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ora Drake. She was a 1936 graduate of Troy High School.  Until her retirement in 1981 she was the executive secretary and traffic manager at Van Air Systems for twenty years. She was a past member of Delta Nu Alpha Traffic Managers and the Presque Isle Secretaries Association. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Roy D. Fry and a brother, Dr. Ellery Drake. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John Horanic; sons, Richard Fry and his wife Sandra of Erie, PA and Jack Fry, Rochester, NY; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Drake of Martinsville, IN and Nancy Fuhrman, Erie, PA; a daughter-in-law, Susan Fry, Rush, NY; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; an aunt Blanche Teeter, Milan, PA; a cousin, Betty J. Freeman, Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Brugger Home for Funerals in Erie, PA on December 12 with burial to be in Long Pond Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home at 1595 West 38th St., Erie, PA 16508. (TGR, Thursday, December 19, 1996)

REYNOLDS - IRENE H. SEELYE
 Irene H. (Reynolds) Seelye, 65, Canton RR 2, PA, died unexpectedly December 18, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital. Irene was born in West Grove, PA to Ira and Helen (Franklin) Reynolds on October 26, 1931. She was a caregiver and co-authorized the Senior Centers Operational Manual which is used by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.  She was site manager of the Canton Community Center from 1974 until 1988 when she retired. She was a former member VFW Post No. 714 Ladies Auxiliary. Irene is survived by her husband of 44 years, C. Leroy Seelye, at home; sons, Michael of Canton and Scott Seelye Sr. of Plymouth, PA; daughter, Sandra McWilliams of Sterling, VA; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson; brothers, Robert I. Reynolds of Street, MD, Franklin F. Babcock of Canton; sisters, Linda H. Davis of Granville Summit, PA and Mary Short of Monroeton, PA; special friend, Ken VanNoy of Granville Summit; numerous nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles. Memorial services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on December 21 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Contributions in Irene's name may be made to the War Memorial Save the Pool Fund or the Canton Community Center for Senior Citizens. (TGR, Thursday, December 26, 1996)

CLARK - SUSAN A. HOUK
 Susan A. Houk, 39, Granville Summit, PA, died Tuesday, December 7, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born March 7, 1957 in Monroe, MI, the daughter of Walter and Irene Wolfgang Clark. She was employed with the Paper Magic Group, Inc. in Troy, PA. Mrs. Houk is survived by her husband, Timothy R. Houk Sr., son, Timothy R. Houk Jr.; mother, Irene Clark of Reynoldsville, PA; sisters, and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Robert Mead of Falconer, NY and Jean and John McLughlin of Cherry Grove, SC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Cindy Clark of Salem, OH, John and Patty Clark of Lakeview, OH, Charles and Chris Clark of Columbiana, OH, Dennis and Diane Clark of Isle of Palms, SC, Walter (Buddy) and Vicki Clark Jr. of Feasterville, PA and Kenneth and Laurie Clark of Glensville, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Walter E. Clark, in 1981 and a brother, James Clark, in 1980. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 21 with the Rev. James Barrett officiating and burial to be in Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, December 26, 1996)

STANLEY A. MOTT
 Stanley A. Mott, 60, of Gillett RR 1, PA, died Wednesday, December 18, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born October 10, 1936 the son of Asa and Hanna Mary Stafford Mott. He was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, Wells Township and he was a farmer. He is survived by daughters, Kathrine Nuttle, Tammy Roy, Kelly Stevens, Stacy Mott; sons, Kenny Mott, Jim Mott, David Mott; several grandchildren; several cousins including June Gordon and Dean Gordon; special friend, LaRue Roy. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 23 with Pastor Duane R. Johnson officiating. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association or the Wells Jackson Lions Club. (TGR, Thursday, December 26, 1996)

HANN - OLIVE FOSTER
 Olive E. Foster, 99, of Frenchtown, NJ, died at her home on Friday, March 13, 1998. Born on March 7, 1899 in Kingwood Twp., NJ, she was a daughter of the late Lambert and Sadie Hann. She was a homemaker.  Her husband, Charles E. Foster, died in 1975. She was a member of the Frenchtown United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Frenchtown Senior Citizens' Group. She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Eick of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a grandson, two great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in New Jersey with interment to be in Frenchtown Cemetery there.  Arrangements were by the W.W. Johnson Funeral Home in Holland Township, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Third St., Frenchtown, NJ 08825 in her name. (TGR, March 19, 1998)

BERT L. SCHOONOVER
 Bert L. Schoonover, 78, of Troutville, VA, died Thursday, March 12, 1998. Born April 30, 1919 in Athens, PA he was the son of Bertie and Ella Jennings Schoonover. He was a 47-year employee of Ingersoll Rand, retiring as plant manager of the Hollins Plant in Roanoke, VA in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sutton Schoonover, at home (4722 Brunswick Forge Rd., Troutville, VA 24175); son, B. Allan Schoonover, Spring Mills, PA; daughters, Nancy and David Hoffman of Horseheads, NY, Lynne and Moffet Roller of Falls Church, VA; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Pruyne of Athens; brother, Kenneth and Marjorie Schoonover of Elkland, PA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at his church in Troutville; graveside committal services were slated for March 21 (2 pm) at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Local arrangements were by the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Woodland Church or to the American Heart Association. (TGR, March 19, 1998)

WILLIS FETHERBAY
 Willis (Bill) R. Fetherbay, 76, of Dushore, PA died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. Born in Forksville on December 10, 1921 he was the son of the late Lee and Elsie Schiffl Fetherbay. He graduated from Estella High School.  He was an aircraft mechanic in the US Army Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doris Cook Fetherbay; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Paul Bird of Jonestown, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Marlene Fetherbay of Lancaster, PA; three grandchildren; a brother, David Fetherbay of Palm Bay, FL; sisters, Helen Beinlich and Mary Ester of Florida; and Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. He was preceded in death by brothers, George and Donald Fetherbay. Funeral services were held May 11 in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel in Dushore with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen officiating and interment to be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  There were full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post No. 996.  Arrangements were by the Russell McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Donations or contributions may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Carpenter St., Dushore in Bill's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1998)

ERNEST ROUTE
 Ernest Route, 44, (husband of Sally Machmer Route) of Canton RR 2, died unexpectedly Monday, May 25, 1998 as the result of a heart attack. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  (TGR, May 28, 1998)

WALTER COLE SR.
 Walter Cole Sr., Bonita Springs, FL and Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Tuesday, May 19, 1998 in Florida. He was born on October 10, 1908. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mabel) Brown of RD 2, Ulster, PA, Marjorie Bellows, Big Flats, NY and Marilyn Davis, Bonita Springs, FL; son, Robert and Donna Cole, Webster, NY; 24 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Grace Cole; sons, Walter, Norman, Gary and Donald Cole. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. (TGR, May 28, 1998)

BANGHART - MYRTLE L. MOORE
 Myrtle K. (Banghart) Moore died unexpectedly at her home in Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  She was 88 years of age. She was born October 1, 1909 in Wharton, NJ, the daughter of Frederick and Katherine Banghart.  Moore was a native of New Jersey but grew to love the less complicated life of the Northern Tier. Mrs. Moore is survived by her son, Alfred L. Moore of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; her daughter, Phyllis and son-in-law, Stephen Babus of Chester, NJ; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; special friends, Emelia and Bob Tomko and Kathy and Dale Tyler, all of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Sr., in 1962 and by her son Ronald W. Moore, formerly of Gillett, in 1997. Graveside services were to be held in New Jersey.  Professional services have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, May 28, 1998)

ALBERT F. KNIGHT
 Albert F. Knight, age 80, of Millerton RR 1, PA died Saturday, August 22, 1998 at his home. Mr. Knight was born July 29, 1918, a son of the late Charles and Margaret Knight. He had worked as a tool and die maker for Darling Valve, at BroDart, Hermance Machine Co., all in Williamsport, PA and Riblet Products in Ephrata, PA.  Mr. Knight was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Williamsport, PA; a past member of Sons of Italy and the VFW, Williamsport, PA. He was a WW II Army Tech Sergeant serving in the Philippines.  He and his wife traveled extensively and enjoyed the outdoors. Mr. Knight is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra L. and Harry Mollenkopf of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, David A. Mollenkopf of Millerton, Donna J. Wenrich of Millerton and Harry G. Mollenkopf of Elmira, NY; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Doris Knight, William and Eleanor Knight, all of Williamsport, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie V. (Werner) Knight, 1996; six brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Harry G. Mollenkopf. There were no services.  Burial will be in State Road Church Cemetery, Williamsport, PA.  Arrangements are being handled by the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Penn Hospice, 520 Ruah St., Blossburg, PA 16912 in memory of Albert and Marie Knight. (TGR, Thursday, August 27, 1998)

JOHN W. VROMAN
 Services for John W. Vroman, Jr., 60, Ralston, were held Aug 24 at the Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Harry D. Krause officiating.  Interment was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Mongomery.  Mr. Vroman died Aug 21, 1975.  Mr. Vroman has been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation before his illness, and before that had worked for 20 years for the former Sweet Steel Co. in Williamsport.  He was a member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Co. and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator.  Surviving are his wife, the former Nina Teribury; daughters, Mrs. Gary (Ida) Woodruff of Ralston; Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) McCarthy of East Troy; sons, John W. III and Thomas of Ralston, Howard of Troy, Elra of Wellsville, NY; mother, Ida Woodruff Vroman of Canton; sisters, Mrs. Mary Collister and Mrs. Robert Faus, both of Williamsport.  Mrs. Gordon Collister of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Frank Twist of Ralston; brothers, Archie of Ralston, Max of Elmira, Fred of Ransomville, NY, Charles of Fort Knox, KY, Daniel of Roaring Branch and Kenneth and Gerald, both of Canton; eight grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. (TGR, August 28, 1975)

ROBERT BUCHLER
 A memorial service will be held Nov 9 at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian church of Troy for Robert Buchler, 48, Troy, who died November 1, 1975.  He was raised in Rehoboth Beach, Dela., where he graduated from high school.  He was also a graduate of Lock Haven State Teacher's College and Penn State University.  Mr. Buchler was a guidance counselor in the Troy Area Schools for 19 years, a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church, and of the Troy Lions Club.  He was a veteran of World War II.  Surviving are his wife, Nelda J.; son, Brett R., at home; daughter, Robin, Harrisburg; aunt, uncle, father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson, Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Contributions may be made to the Troy Community Hospital Building Fund or the Richard Van Blarcom Memorial Fund. (TGR, Thursday, Nov 6, 1975)

C. WAYNE SMYTH
 A memorial service for C. Wayne Smyth, 63, was held in the First Presbyterian Church, Troy, Sept 17, with the Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating.  Mr. Smyth died Sept 13, 1976 in an automobile accident near Williamsport.  He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Callendar S. and Emily Smyth.  Mr. Smyth was an elder and Sunday School teacher of the First Presbyterian Church.  He was exceptionally interested in American Indians, environmentally sound practices in government and life, new sources of energy, fishing and hunting, and American chestnut tree propagation.  Mr. Smyth was affiliated with many Masonic, Hospital, Health, Nut Growers, Sports, Environmental, County and Civic Clubs and Associations.  His survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Courtney Smyth; sons, Courtney of Stevens, Pa., James and Thomas at home; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Catherine "Mimi") Eaton of Troy, Patricia Emily Smyth of Middletown, Pa. and Mrs. Andrew (Jennifer) Jillson of South Hamilton, Mass.; brother, B. Burton Smyth of Manchester, Conn.; four grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. (TGR, Thursday, Sept 23, 1976)

RANDY J. MORRISON
 Randy J. Morrison, 40, of Tampa, FL died December 7, 1989 at University Community Hospital. A native of Troy, PA, he had lived in the Tampa Bay area 19 years.  He was an assistant of a fire maintenance shop. Mr. Morrison is survived by son, Jamie; daughter, Tiffany of Tampa; father, George of Sanford; brothers, Terry of Tampa and William of Elmira; sister, Georgia Preston of Sanford, FL.  (TGR, Thursday, January 11, 1990)

MERTON CARL SPENCER
 Merton Carl Spencer, 35, of Ardmore, AL died January 17, 1990 at his residence. He was formerly from Troy, PA and had lived in Alabama for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna Jean Spencer; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spencer, Elmira, NY; brother, Steve Spencer and sister, Dena Shiller, both of Elmira; paternal grandmother, Lillian Barton, Troy, PA. Services were held January 20 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Ardmore, TN. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1990)

GERALDINE A. WOODLING
 Geraldine A. Woodling, 74, a resident of Annapolis, MD since 1958, died of cancer January 16, 1990 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Gerrie was born in Troy, PA on April 1, 1916, the daughter of Lewis and Edith Sherman Alexander.  She was a merchandising supervisor for Sears, Roebuck & Co. retiring in 1979.  She was active in Girl Scouts and enjoyed aerobics. Survivors include her husband, David E. Woodling; a daughter Nancy Bartel of Edgewater, MD; a son, David A. Woodling of Shady Side, MD; two grandchildren; sister, Ruth Manning of Waverly, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 am January 20 at Taylor Funeral Chapel, Annapolis, MD with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Annapolis, MD. (TGR, Thursday, February 1, 1990)

WILLIAM R. BRUCE
 William R. Bruce, 49, of Lake Placid, NY died February 6, 1990. He was a 1958 graduate of Troy High School, served four years with the US Navy and was a member of the US Bobsled Association. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Carrie) Horton of Elmira, NY; Kristy Isham of Elmira; Katlyn Stevens of AuSable of Sable Forks, NY; stepdaughter, Mrs. Donald (Julie) Bull of Elmira; stepson, Andrew Stevens of AuSable, Sable Forks, NY; parents, George and Vera Bruce of Troy, PA; three step-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Sharon) Castle of Gillett, Mrs. Bob (Carla) McGonigal of Pine City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, James and Gale Bruce of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 18 ( 1 pm) with the Rev. Rahamat Khan officiating. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. (TGR, Thursday, February 15, 1990)

ALAN M. CRALEY
 Alan M. Craley, 2 years old, died February 10, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Among his survivors are his parents, Alan B. and Mary Ann Bird Craley of Elmira and his paternal grandfather, Ben Greene of Troy, PA. Services were under the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, February 15, 1990)

SOLOMON LEE WARD
 Solomon Lee Ward, son of Leon D. and Georgia Andrews Ward of Allentown, was stillborn February 2, 1990. He is survived by his parents; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Eva Chreptak Ward of Canton and maternal grandparents, Allen and Lorraine Cruts Andrews of Gillett. Funeral services were held February 11 in Allentown. (TGR, Thursday, February 15, 1990)

H. BURTON WARD
 Word has been received of the death of H. Burton (Burt) Ward, 82, Monday, February 5, 1990, at home in Merritt Island Florida. Mr. Ward was born in Jersey Shore, PA, son of Frank and Nellie Ward.  He resided in Troy, PA most of his lifetime and moved to Canton, PA 15 years ago.  He was a retired Sales representative and District Manager for Acme Visible Records of Crozet, Virginia. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Towanda, PA, the Merritt Island Moose Lodge and a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Cocoa, FL. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Krise) Ward, of Canton, and Merritt Island; son, James Herrington of Fairfax, VA; daughters, JoAnn McNett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Ursula Fox of Troy, PA, Sandra Herrington of Plantation, FL, Caroline Midgett of Bel Air, MD, Adelaide Hewitt of San Diego, CA; sister, Bessie Basford of Jersey Shore, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Brevard Memorial Funeral Home in Frontenac, Florida. Donations in Mr. Ward's memory may be made to Brevard Hospice, PO Box 560965, Rockledge, FL 32956-0965 or to the American Cancer Society, 517 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32952. (TGR, Thursday, February 22, 1990)

JENNIE (ROMIG) BOYER
 Jennie Romig Boyer, 85, of RR 1, Gillett, PA and formerly of Elmira died February 20, 1990 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. She was born October 18, 1904 in Juniata County, PA, the daughter of the late John and Lottie Keller Gunsteth.  She attended the Elmira Baptist Church. She is survived by daughters, Edith Rabuck of North Umberland, PA, Shirley Totten of Indialantic, FL, Barbara Erdley of Milton, PA; sons, Robert M. Romig of Selinsgrove, PA and Roland Romig of Gillett, PA; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter, Margaret Smith, in 1964 and a great grandson. Services were held at the Don Kalec Funeral Home in Elmira February 22 with the Rev. Roland Romig officiating and interment in Dry Valley Cemetery, Jackson Twp., PA. (TGR, Thursday, March 1, 1990)

MARJORIE A. REYNOLDS
 Marjorie A. Reynolds, 84, of Tamarac, FL, died February 19, 1990. Marjorie, daughter of Guy and Mary Rockwell, taught in Troy Elementary School for several years before moving to Cleveland, OH and also taught in the Parma, OH school system.  She had been a resident of Tamarac, FL since 1972. She engaged in many activities, virtually up top her death, which included her church, golfing, square dancing, oil painting and civic association events in Tamarac. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Reynolds; sons, Lloyd of Kent, OH and Wesley of Centerville, OH; brother, Dr. Robert Rockwell, Saratoga Springs, NY; sister, Janet Sakellarios, North Carolina; grandchild, Kelly Reynolds of Kent, OH. A memorial service was held at Faith United Church of Christ in Tamarac on February 24, 1990. (TGR, Thursday, March 8, 1990)

MARION G. YOUNG
 Marion G. Young, 89, of Wellsville, NY died February 10, 1990 at Cuba (NY) Memorial Hospital. Born March 20, 1900 in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of Danel and Emily Davidson Brink.  She was predeceased by her husband, R. Brooks Young, in 1988. She was a resident of the Houghton area for most of her life.  She attended and graduated from Towanda High School.  She had been a housewife. Survivors include sons, Daniel, of Bliss, NY, Douglas of Fillmore, NY and Edward of Tampa, FL; daughter, Annamae Keib of Wellsville; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Services were held in Rushford, NY with the Rev. Elmer Coleman officiating and burial to be in Podonque Cemetery, Rushford. Memorials may be made to the Allegany County SPCA, Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895. (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 1990)

MARY R. ACHZET
 Mary R. Achzet, 84, of Waterville, NY died March 9, 1990 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY. She was born in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of the late Peter and Carrie Omelion.  In 1925 she married George Achzet who predeceased her in 1975.  For many years she was an inspector at the Waterville Knitting Mill. Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Henry (Frances) Yost of Waterville, NY; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Garrison of Millerton, PA, Mrs. Ada Hurlburt of Troy, PA and Mrs. Florence Weller of Geneva, NY; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Waterville with burial to be in St. Bernard's Cemetery there. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 1990)

NATHALIE MITCHELL JACQUES
 Nathalie Mitchell Jacques, 82, Jacksonville, FL died March 26, 1990. She was a native of Troy, PA, attended Elmira College, was married in 1925 and lived in North Rose, NY and Lyons, NY until 1983 when she moved to Jacksonville. Survivors include sons, Eugene L., John M. and James G. Jacques; brother, Benjamin Mitchell III; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held in Jacksonville.  Donations may be made to the Methodist Hospice, 580 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. (TGR, Thursday, April 19, 1990)

ETHEL M. LEWIS
Ethel M. Crane Phillips Lewis, 103, of RD 3, Gillett, PA died April 17, 1990. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Gillett First Baptist Church, Harmony Chapter O.E.S. and Golden Link Rebekah Lodge, Elmira. She is survived by sons, Leonard Phillips of Ocala, FL, Foulkrod Phillips of Chula Vista, CA and John Phillips of Leesburg, FL; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nephew, Gordon Copeland of Florida. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on April 21 with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and interment to be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Armor, NY. (TGR, Thursday, April 26, 1990)

ELEANOR M. AUGERBAUER
Eleanor M. Augerbauer, 88, of Canton RD 2, died April 22, 1990, at the home of her daughter where she had resided for the past five years. Mrs. Augerbauer was a former resident of Bricktown and Elizabeth, NJ. She was born Aug 11, 1901, in Elizabeth, a daughter of John M. and Laura T. Schardein McKenzie.  She was a member of the Church of St. Uriel the Archangel Episcopal Church in Sea Grit, NJ, and was affiliated with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy. Eleanor was past president of the Union County Council of Parent Teacher Associations, past president of the Battin High School PTA in Elizabeth; life member and past chairman of the juvenile Protection of the NJ Congress of the PTA; member of the Elizabeth Women's Club; 50-year member of Faith Chapter No. 117 Order of the Eastern Star; life members and past officer of the Lady Guards of Greater Point Pleasant, NJ. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Joseph H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth A. and Russell Dibble of Canton RD 2; two grandchildren and their spouses, JoAnn and Ronald Bachman of Williamsport and Russell C. (Rusty) Dibble Jr. of Norwich, NY; two great-grandchildren; Jaime and Thad Dibble of Norwich, NY; brother, John M. McKenzie of Deland, Fla; nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will have a memorial service at the Dibble residence at Canton RD 2 at their convenience with the Rev. Ruth Urban, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy; St. Uriel's of the Archangel in Sea Grit, or mass cards may be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. (TGR, Thursday, April 26, 1990)

IDA B. VEDDER
IDA B. VEDDER, 94, Wildwood Fla. died Tuesday April 24, 1990.  Born in Checkerville, Penna. Sept 1, 1895, she moved to Wildwood, Fla. from Columbia X Roads, Penna in 1983. Survivors, one daughter Bernice B. Berry and son-in-law, Clifford W. Berry.  Two sons, Glen Vedder of Himrod, NY and Edwin Ray Vedder of Lecanto, Fla.  11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Services for Mrs. Vedder will be held at the grave in Bentley Creek, Penna. at the family's convenience. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 1990)

ALLAN D. COURTNEY
Allen D. Courtney, 85, of 270 Arlyne Avenue, Montoursville, PA died April 25, 1990 in Muncy Valley Hospital. Mr. Courtney was born March 17, 1905 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, the son of Perry and Edith Dewey Courtney. He retired in 1971 from the PA Liquor Control Board.  He was a 50-year member and past master of Canton Lodge 415, F&AM and was a founder of the Canton Order of the Demolay.  He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Muncy. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Neda E. Kershner; son, Robert L. of Montoursville; brother, Robert P. of Houston, TX; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private funeral services were held in Montoursville with burial to be in Montoursville Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, May 10, 1990)

EDNA EVERTS VanALSTINE
Edna Everts VanAlstine, 69, of Beaver Dams, NY died May 7, 1990 at her home. She was born August 16, 1920 in Berrytown, PA to Walter and Agnes Lyon Everts.  She and Adrian VanAlstine were married June 21, 1941 in Troy, PA. She was a graduate of Troy High School.  In Beaver Dams, she was a member of the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for 30 years and a church pianist.  She was involved in home ministry since 1977 at Falls Home for Adults, Three Rivers Health Care Center, Beaver Dams Home for Adults, Schuyler Hospital Long Term Care Facility, Elcor and Green Meadows. Surviving are: her husband; sons, James and Gary, both of Campbell, David of Beaver Dams; daughters, Kathryn (Mrs. Richard) Rounds of Addison, Patricia (Mrs. Ronald) Foster of Coopers Plains, NY; her mother, Agnes Everts of Troy, PA; a brother, Hartley Everts of Troy; sister, Genevieve (Mrs. Lawrence) Roloson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A brother, Bernard, died in 1971. Services were held on May 10 in Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Roy R. Straub officiating. Memorials were to be made to Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Fund. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 1990)

CLARE ARTHUR BALMER
Clare Arthur Balmer, 84, of Casselberry, FL died May 12, 1990. She was born in Elmira, NY on December 15, 1905. She moved to Casselberry, FL in 1951 from Millerton, PA.  She was an automobile agent and a member of Goss Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by sons, Wallace L. Balmer of Elmira, NY and Paul W. Balmer, Fassett, PA; daughters, Beverly J. Gordon, Orlando, FL, Lois M. Barbieri and June E. Strong, both of Casselberry, FL; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Goss Memorial United Methodist Church, Casselberry or the Hospice of Central Florida. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 1990)

JAMES E. and IRENE STACEY PECKHAM
There will be a memorial service for James E. Peckham and Irene Stacey Peckham at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 19, 1990 at 11:00 am with the Rev. George Mauk officiating. Irene S. Peckham died November 0, 1989 and her husband of 63 years, James E. Peckham, died March 6, 1990.(TGR, Thursday, May 17, 1990)

ELEANOR J. STANTON
Eleanor J. Stanton, 84, died December 31, 1989 in Ocala, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, LaRue M. Stanton, August 11, 1989. She was a native of Troy and a retired teacher, having taught many years in the Wyalusing School system.  The couple possessed a host of friends. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Mary L. Stanton of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Winiarz, Kendall, NY; sister-in-law, Martha Ballard of Penn Yan, NY; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services are to be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Saturday, May 19, 1990 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Arthur M. Suggs officiating. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 1990)

GERALD HAWTHORNE
Gerald Hawthorne, 74, of Mesa, AZ died May 13, 1990 in Mesa General Hospital. Mr. Hawthorne was born in Granville Summit, PA, a son of Dent and Ethel Card Hawthorne. He moved to Arizona in 1963 from Detriot, MI.  He had worked for General Motors proving grounds as a resident engineer until retiring in 1980.  He served on the arbitration board for Chrysler and the Mesa Crime Committee and volunteered for the Better Business Bureau and the Mesa Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; sons, Gerald of Wilmington, NC and Duncan Jones of Seattle, WA; sisters, Celia Gowan of Granville Summit, Eloise Hawthorne of Flourtown, PA and Mary Neff of South Charleston, Ohio; brothers, Dent Jr. of East Smithfield, PA and Orrin B. of Granville Summit, PA.  Five grandsons and four great-grandchildren also survive. Services were held at Melcher's Chapel of the Roses in Mesa, AZ on May 16 with burial to be in Mesa City Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)

CLARE ARTHUR BALMER
Clare Arthur Balmer, 84, of Casselberry, FL died May 12, 1990. He was born in Elmira, NY on December 15, 1905. He moved to Casselberry, FL in 1951 from Millerton, PA.  He was an automobile agent and a member of Goss Memorial United Methodist Church. He is survived by sons, Wallace L. Balmer of Elmira, NY and Paul W. Balmer, Fassett, PA; daughters, Beverly J. Gordon, Orlando, FL, Lois M. Barbieri and June E. Strong, both of Casselberry, FL; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Goss Memorial United Methodist Church, Casselberry or the Hospice of Central Florida. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)

PAUL E. FRITZ
Paul E. Fritz, 79, of Troy RD 1, died June 2, 1990 at home. He was born January 31, 1911 in Germany, the son of John and Maria Reichard Fritz. He was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens where he was leader of the Kitchen Band.  He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Philadelphia.  Mr. Fritz was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He and his wife, Irma Springer Fritz, celebrated 55 years of marriage June 1, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Irma Fritz; daughters and sons-in-law, Gertrude and Richard Horn of Philadelphia, Mildred and James Guba of Buckingham, PA; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 5 with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia. Memorials may be directed  to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 7, 1990)

RACHEL ROSENCRANCE
Rachel C. Rosencrance, 77, of Laceyville, PA died June 1, 1990. Born in Laceyville September 3, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Eva Edwards Comstock. Mrs. Rosencrance was a homemaker for her husband and family. Mrs. Rosencrance is survived by her husband of 53 years, Boyd Rosencrance; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Mary Ellen Rosencrance of Cogan Station, PA; son, Kenneth Rosencrance of Troy; daughter, Phyllis Rosencrance at home; brother, Kenneth Comstock of Laceyville; four granddaughters; one aunt; several nieces and nephews; special cousins, Miss Esther Mauselle and Mrs. Ruth Baker, both of Laceyville. Memorial services were held at the Braintrim Baptist Church June 3 with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville. (TGR, Thursday, June 7, 1990)

RAYMOND GILLILAND
Raymond N. Gilliland, RD Genesee (Ellisburg) died June 7, 1990 at his home. Born November 10, 1911 in Thornwood, WV he was a son of Daniel and Gertrude Nelson Gilliland. Surviving are sons, Thomas R. Gilliland of Troy, PA and John P. Hill of Stillman Valley, Illinois; Sarah E. Gilliland of Ellisburg and Mrs. Kevin (Martha) Risser of RD Coudersport; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 21 in the Ellisburg Union Church with the Rev. Barbara Mosher officiating and committal services to be held in the Genesee Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ellisburg Union Church. (TGR, Thursday, June 14, 1990)

ELIZABETH ZEIGLER
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Zeigler, 68,  of RD 1, Gillett died July 7, 1990 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church in Harleysville, PA for 48 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert. Y. Zeigler; children, Doris and Lee Harkness of Gillett, PA, Robert L. and Sue Ziegler of Quakertown, PA, Sandra and James Godshall of Sumneytown, PA, Barbara and Philip Mast of Oley, PA, Barry and Irene Ziegler of Schwenksville, PA; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Grace Detweiler of Elroy, PA. Funeral services were held July 12 in Harleysville, PA with interment to be in Limerick Garden of Memories in Limerick, PA. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)

DOROTHY WISSINGER
Dorothy Wissinger, wife of Charles E. Wissinger, died July 4, 1990 after a lingering illness. She is survived by a son, Robert and Nancy Wissinger, Towanda; granddaughter, Vickie of Troy and grandson; Robert Jr. of Albany, NY; daughter, Janet Thompson and family of Ohio. Memorials may be directed to the Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)

LILLIAN SEETON
Lillian Thoms Seeton, 79, of Towanda and formerly of Delaware County, PA died July 4, 1990 at her home. A registered nurse, she did industrial nursing at James Lee Mills, Bridgeport, PA. Mrs. Seeton is survived by a daughter, Johnna L. Seeton of Troy; sisters, Laura T. Fesmire of Huntingdon Valley, PA and Margaret T. Fly of Norristown, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, John, former president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Friends may direct memorials to the Towanda Public Library or to the Farm Sanctuary, Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)

STEVEN CHARLES PERRY
Steven Charles Perry, 38, of Seattle, WA and formerly of Elmira, died July 22, 1990 in Seattle. Steven was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. He is survived by his son and daughter, Anthony and Tiffany Perry of Seattle; parents, David and Chlorice Comfort Perry of Gillett, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Margo Jean and Edward Stroman and their children, Timothy and Kimberly of Anchorage, AK; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Della Perry and their three children; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. (TGR, Thursday, August 2, 1990)

ROSE M. PROBST
Rose M. Probst, 45, of Granville Summit RD 1, died August 4, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born June 23, 1945 in Sayre, she was the daughter of George and Thelma Phelps Hulslander. She was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton. Mrs. Probst is survived by her husband of 25 years, Steve Probst; son, Jeffrey Probst of Granville Sumit RD 1; daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Penny) Lee of Sayre; granddaughter, Melissa Rose Lee; her father, George M. Hulslander of Granville Summit RD 1; an aunt and uncle, Mary and Raymond Paris of Wellsboro; and several other aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Rose Hulslander in 1985. Funeral services were held August 7 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Edward Danneker officiating and her cousin, the Rev. Allan Hulslander also officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton. (TGR, Thursday, August 9, 1990)

JOHN W. HORNING
John W. Horning, 67, of Mansfield, PA, died August 9, 1990 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born October 4, 1922 in Springfield, PA, the son of William H. and Julia Murray Horning. He retired after 25 years of employment with the Mansfield High School.  He was an Army veteran of WW II. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Nancy Gardner; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Michael Johnston of Arnot, PA, Jeanne and Terry Fessenden, Ann Marie and and Greg West, all of Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren; sisters, Helen Smith and Nancy Merritt, both of Troy, PA, Marcia Chappell of Tioga, PA, Esther Kennedy and Minnie Kennedy, both of Dunnellon, FL, Linda Massman of Albuquerque, NM and Hilda Marks of Phoenix, AZ; brothers, Jason of Troy, PA and C. Duane of Wellsboro, PA; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in 1972 by brother, Merle Horning. Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on August 12 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association or the Mansfield Episcopal Church. (TGR, Thursday, August 16, 1990)

CALEB COLE
Caleb I. Cole, infant son of Daniel F. and Wendy Tice Cole, died August 18, 1990 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother, Aaron; maternal grandparents, Tom and Linda Tice of Troy, PA; paternal grandparents, Douglas "Bill" and Mary Cole of Mainesburg, PA; great-grandparents, Tom and Ruth Tice and Edrie Abernathy, all of Mansfield, PA, Mrs. DeEtte Cole of Troy, PA, Mrs. Bertha Isbell of Towanda, PA; several aunts and uncles. Services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on August 20 with the Rev. Bill Pepper and the Rev. Glenn Landis officiating. (TGR, Thursday, August 23, 1990)

DANA GEORGE CARD
Dana George Card, 92, a retired professor of agricultural economics at the University of Kentucky, died August 14, 1990 in Lexington, KY. Dr. Card, husband of the late Helen Jones Card, formerly of East Troy, was born in Lincoln, NE, the youngest son of the late Fred Wallace and Addie Mae Williams Card. He was a graduate of Troy High School.  He received a bachelor's degree in 1919, a master's degree in 1925 and a doctorate degree in 1939 from Cornell University.  He joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1920 as an extension specialist in agricultural marketing and later worked at UK Agricultural Experiment Station and taught courses in agricultural pricing, marketing and statistical methods. Surviving family members are Mrs. Wendell T. Card, Sylvania, PA; Mrs. Mary Yarnell, Phoenix, AZ; Dr. and Mrs. William Hay, Madison, WI; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Clark, Troy, PA; Mr. and Mrs. James Card, Palm City, FL; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calkins, Troy; and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carey, Charlottesville, VA. He was preceded in death by brothers, Wendell T. Card of Sylvania and Dr. Leslie E. Card of Urbana, IL. Funeral services were conducted August 18 at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southlane with the tRev. Roy W. Howard officiating and burial to be in Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Box 84, Sylvania, PA 16945. (TGR, Thursday, August 30, 1990)

JENKINS, SYLVANUS W., Private services will be held for Sylvanus W. Jenkins, 71, Granville, arrangements by Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Rev. Horace Patton officiating. Burial will be at Prospect Park Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Jenkins died at Robert Packer Hospital on Jan. 2, 1984. He was born on June 12, 1908 in N. Plainfield, NJ., son of Henry and Eleanor Cooley Jenkins. He was retired executive of the N.J. Bell Telephone Co. He was a church organist, having recently served the Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Troy. He held a masters degree in AAGO. He was a member of the Friends Meeting in Brooklyn, NY. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Saxby Jankins; sons, Henry W. of Clifton, NJ., John C. of Elmira and Howard S. of Syracuse, N.Y.; daughter Eleanor D. Jenkins, at home; two granddaughters; brother Oliver C. of Woodstock, GA., sister, Elizabeth Morris of Jamesburg, N.J. (TGR 05 JAN 1984)

DENNIS W. SILVERS SR.
Dennis W. Silvers Sr., 41, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, formerly of Milford, NJ, died September 1, 1990 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born February 25, 1949 in Phillipsburg, NJ, the son of Harry and Pearl Linaberry Silvers.  He was a valve tester for Schrader-Bellows in Canton. He is survived by his wife, Mary Silvers; sons, Dennis W. Silvers Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; and Harry Silvers, at home; daughter, Annette Silvers, at home, grandson, Matthew Silvers. Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Blairtown, NJ. (TGR, Thursday, September 7, 1990)

PERRY - FLORENCE F. BARRETT, 77
Florence F. Barrett, 77, Columbia Cross Roads RD 3 died Sept 25, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born August 9, 1913, in Mansfield, the daughter of Oliver H. and Etta Mae Mosher Perry. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Connie Barrett Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Craig Barr of Mainesburg; eight grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle Johns of Troy; two brothers, Coley Perry of Big Flats and Dee Perry of New Albany; several nieces and nephews; and a son-in-law, Donald Eddy of Columbia Cross Roads.   She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd S. Barrett Sr., on June 7, 1986, and a daughter, Viola Eddy, on Dec. 11, 1989. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Building Fund, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, October 4, 1990)

ROBERT H. HEATH, 70
Robert H. Heath, 70, of Naples, Fla. died suddenly Sept 19, 1990 at Catskill, while purchasing a summer home in Cairo, NY. He was born in Ellenton, Pa. and was the son of the late Joseph S. and Emma J. (Matson) Heath. Funeral services were held Sun. Sept 23, 1990 at the Richards Funeral Home in Cairo, NY.  The Rev. Grace Soltis, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Cairo officiated.  Interment took place Mon. Sept 23, at the family plot of Pinelawn Mem. Park, Pinelawn, NY. Robert was a member of US Air Force from 1940 to 1958.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 390 Hampstead, L. I., the American Rifle Ass'n and was a member of the Pioneers of America A. T. & T. for 37 years.  He was also a member of the Wesleyan Church of Golden Gate, Fla.  He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1938. He is survived by his wife Martha (Terry Huttman) Heath of Naples, Fla., formerly of Cairo, NY, daughter Barbara Boehr of Clifton Park. Brothers Samuel L. Heath of Gillett, PA., John V. Heath of Elmira, NY, sisters, Henrietta Tiffany, Endicott, NY, Jessie McCann of Wellsburg, NY, Florence Smith and Adeline Gee of Gillett, PA and Bertha Taylor of Elmira, NY, two grandchildren & many nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, October 4, 1990)

JAMES W. CULLEN
James W. Cullen, 83, former judge of Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, died Friday, September 18, 1990 after an extended illness. He was born in Athens on October 27, 1906, the son of Charles and Julia Burke Cullen.  He was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He was an attorney, serving as the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1957 to 1967.  He was a World War II Navy veteran and was active in the Boy Scouts and the Athens Little League. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Scanlin; at home; daughters, Mrs. John (Mary) Lynch of Sayre and Mrs. Anthony (Jeanne) Lampazzi of Warwick, NY; son, J. Robert Cullen of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held September 25 at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Epiphany Church in Sayre with the Rev. William Karle, pastor, as celebrant and burial to be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. (TGR, Thursday, October 4, 1990)

ALEX ARCHIE BAXTER
Alex Archie Baxter, 68, Orange Lake, FL died Monday, October 1, 1990 at Veterans Administration Center, Gainesville, FL. He was a Granville Summit native and moved to Tampa, FL six years ago. Mr. Baxter was a retired security guard. He belong to the Baptist Church and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. Mr. Baxter was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He served in Africa and the European Theater of Operations in the 16th Infantry Division. Surviving are his wife, Helen L. Baxter of Orange Lake; mother, Margaret Wheeler, Troy; daughter, Sonia Marie Downum, NM; sister, Eloise Wallace, Orange Lake; brothers, Lyle Baxter, Rochester, NY and Mitchell Baxter and Thomas Baxter, both of Troy and Roger Baxter, Canton. One grandchild survives. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hiers Funeral Home in Ocala, FL. Contributions may be made to the Florida Horseman Children's Home, PO Box 336, Citra, FL 32113. (TGR, Thursday, October 11, 1990)

LINDA R. LEWIS
Word has been received in the area of the death of Linda R. Lewis. Mrs. Lewis died September 30, 1990 in Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, PA. She was born in Granville Township, December 14, 1940 to Erwin and Beatrice Morse. She was a 1959 graduate of Towanda High School. Mrs. Lewis is survived by daughter, Bea Ann Sanford, Sharon, PA son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sherrie Bedford, Reynoldsville, OH; one granddaughter; mother and step-father, Beatrice and Dean Hall, Yuba City, CA, sisters; Beverly Schrader, LeRoy and Ella Morse, Yuba City, CA; twin brother, Richard Morse, Yuba City; special friend, Russ Schieble, Media; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Darla Bedford in 1977, her husband, Edward Lewis in 1987 and her father, Erwin Morse in 1959. A memorial service was held October 3 at Cavanaugh's Funeral Home in Media, PA. (TGR, Thursday, October 18, 1990)

WAYNE J. CONKLIN
Wayne J. Conklin, 74, of RD 1, Corning, NY died Thursday, October 18, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born in the town of Caton on December 12, 1915, the son of Jerome and Lany Leavenworth Conklin. Mr. Conklin was a self-employed mechanic and retired owner of Conklin Garage in Caton, NY and Troy Auto Electric in Troy, PA. He was also a retired Troy Police officer for 22 years. Mr. Conklin was a Pennsylvania constable for 12 years. He was a volunteer in the ambulance and fire department of Troy. He was also a substitute auto mechanic teacher in New York and Pennsylvania school systems. Surviving members of his family are his wife, the former Phyllis Roy; sisters, Alta Herrick of Hornby and Merna Anstee of Tucson, AZ. Funeral services were held on October 20 at the Caton United Methodist Church with burial to be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stover Funeral Home in Corning. (TGR, Thursday, October 25, 1990)

CLIFTON C. YOUNG
Word has been received in the area of the death of Clifton C. Young, 72, a former longtime resident of the Bradford County area. Mr. Young and his wife moved from the area about three years ago and were residing in New Mexico at the time of his death. Clifton was born July 20, 1919, the son of Elisha and Maude Young, formerly of North Towanda. He was a retired Du Pont employee. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Young, New Mexico; sisters and brother-in-law, Millard and Madeline Leiby, Wetona and Nathalie and Den Stroud of Lititz; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Young of East Smithfield; nine step-children, several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in New Mexico. (TGR, Thursday, October 25, 1990)

EDNA B. CAREY
Edna B. Carey, 86, died October 19, 1990. Edna was a retired employee of Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur W. Carey; step-daughter, Joyce A. Carey of Buffalo, NY; granddaughter, Judith A. Wells of Fairbanks, AK; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Clayton Oldroyd of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on October 23 with the Rev. Steven D. MacArthur officiating and interment to be in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY. (TGR, Thursday, October 25, 1990)

LEONA F. OWEN CLARK
Leona F. Owen Clark, 93, of Troy RD 3 died Saturday, November 3, 1990 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was born August 10, 1897 in Chicago, the youngest child of John F. and Stella A. Earle Owen. She was a graduate of Austin High School in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She was a history teacher until her marriage to William Clark in 1922. Following his death in 1979 she moved from Havertown, PA to Troy. She was a member of J.R. Miller Memorial Presbyterian Church, Upper Darby, PA. She was predeceased by her sister, Inace Owen and her brother, Howard Owen. She is survived by sons, Owen A. of Troy RD 3 and Donald W. Clark of Laytonsville, MD; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; niece, Mrs. Muriel Owen Kemp, Santa Rosa, CA. At her request there will be no service. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Green Home, Box 836, Wellsboro, PA 16901. (TGR, Thursday, November 8, 1990)

FLORA E. MADDOX
Flora E. Maddox, 80, or Orlando, FL, died November 9, 1990 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was born in Troy, PA and moved to Orlando in 1961 from Elmira. She was a former member of the Riverside Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Gary R. of Orlando and Richard W. of Campbell, NY; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 12 at the Pine Hills Chapel Funeral Home in Orlando with interment to be in Woodlawn Memorial Park there. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc. (TGR, Thursday, November 15, 1990)

MYRA GIBSON
Myra Gibson, 87, of Susquehanna Nursing Home, Johnson City, NY died November 15, 1990. Born April 24, 1903 in Granville Township, she was a daughter of Ida and Fred Kennedy. She was a member of the First Grace Baptist Church in Binghamton, NY for many years. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Gibson, in 1982 as well as a sister and two brothers. Burial was in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, NY. (TGR, Thursday, November 22, 1990)

 

BRUCE HIGLEY
Bruce Higley, of Kenmore, NY died Monday, November 19, 1990 at his home following a lingering illness. He was born November 20, 1928 at Forksville, RD 2. He was the son of the late Ralph and Lelah McCarty Higley. He graduated from Estella High School, was in the armed services and was later employed by General Motors in Buffalo, NY. He is survived by his wife, Rita; daughters Barbara Higley and Beverly Taggart, both of Kenmore; sons, David of Houston, TX and Lawrence of Kenmore; seven grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda, Arlene Brown of East Troy and Helen Brown of Forksville; brothers, Kenneth of New Albany, Floyd of Montrousville, Dale of Upland, CA, Clinton of Dushore, Myron of Crestview, FL and Gordon of Las Vegas; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. The funeral was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Buffalo on November 21 with interment to be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Buffalo. (TGR, Thursday, December 6, 1990)

ANNA B. VOLLMER
Anna B. Vollmer, 90, Troy RD 3, died Monday, December 3, 1990 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born December 21, 1899 in Troy, the daughter of William and Sarah Darrow VanNoy. Mrs. Vollmer was a graduate of Blossburg State Hospital and was a registered nurse. Anna moved to Troy in 1959 and owned and managed the Troy Hotel until 1969. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy. Mrs. Vollmer is survived by a son, Jerry Vollmer, Troy; grandson, John Vollmer, Troy; brother, Russell VanNoy, Troy; sister-in-law, Ruth Josephson, St Marys, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jay L. Vollmer, in 1946; a daughter, Jane K. Vollmer, in 1966; brother, Howard J. VanNoy on November 1, 1990; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Vollmer on October 20, 1985. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy on December 7 with Father Stephen McGough as celebrant and burial to be in St. Mary's Cemetery in St. Mary's, PA. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to St. John's Catholic Church building fund. (TGR, Thursday, December 13, 1990)

SISTER ANN McGOUGH
Sister Mary Ann Bernadette McGough, R.S.M., 50, died Saturday, December 1, 1990 at Mercy Center, Dallas, PA. The former Mary Claire McGough was born August 12, 1940 in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Stephen J. and Bernadette Doughtery McGough. She entered the Sisters of Mercy and professed her vows in 1961 and currently held the position of Pastoral Minister at St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham. Sister Ann also served at St. Agnes, Towanda. Surviving are: brothers, the Rev. Stephen McGough, pastor of St. Michael's in Canton, St. John's in Troy and St. Aloysius in Ralston; Bernard D. McGough of Berwick; sisters, Mrs. Anne Bergold, Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Bernadette Warren, Bentley Creek. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated December 3 in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Mercy Center by the Rev. Stephen D. McGough and the Rev. John K. Manno, pastor of St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham, officiating. Interment was to be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Sisters of Mercy, PO Box 369, Dallas, PA 18612 or to St. John Bosco Building Fund. (TGR, Thursday, December 13, 1990)

JOSEPH ANGERBAUER JR.
Joseph H. Angerbauer Jr., 90, of Canton RD 2 and formerly of Brick, NJ, died Saturday, December 8, 1990. Mr. Angerbauer was born in Plainfield, NJ on December 8, 1899, a son of Joseph H. and Selma Berger Angerbauer. He retired from Proctor and Gamble on Staten Island, NY after being employed there for 40 years. Mr. Angerbauer was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy. He is survived by his daughter and her husband with whom he resided for the past five years, Ruth A. and Russell Dibble of Canton RD 2; grandchildren and their spouses, JoAnn and Ronald Bachman of Williamsport and Russell C. (Rusty) and Dawn Dibble of Norwich, NY; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Selma Lawes of Silver Spring, MD. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanor MacKenzie, on April 22, 1990. The family was to hold a memorial service at the Dibble residence with the Rev. Ruth Urban officiating and a private family memorial service in Christ Episcopal Church at a later date. This was to be followed by interment in the church columbarium. Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, December 13, 1990)

NELSON R. WATSON
Nelson R. Watson, 94, of RD 3, Troy, died Saturday, December 15, 1990 at the Bradford County Manor. He was formerly of Canton. Mr. Watson was born April 5, 1896 in Louisa County, Virginia. Mr. Watson pursued various careers; logger, coal miner on Barclay Mt., blacksmith, cattle groomer for the late Robert Slingerland Sr., employed at the former Troy Meat Plant and as a milk hauler for the former Troy Dairy. He then entered dairy farming, retiring in 1969 when he sold his farm to his son, Walter. He was one of the few remaining World War I Army veterans in Bradford County. Mr. Watson was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49 and the Log Cabin Hunting Club on South Mountain in Canton Township. Mr. Watson had the distinction of being a member of one of the first Boy Scouts Troops in the United States (Troy). Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Rose Lee Watson; a son, Walter of Troy; half-brothers, Joseph Harrison of Washington, DC and Edward Harrison, MD; 12 grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Anna Watson, Elmira, NY; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Watson was predeceased by his first wife, Helen P. Watson in 1964 and a son, Raymond in 1986. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on December 18 with the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Brooks-Flick American Legion Post 49 were to accord military honors. (TGR, Thursday, December 20, 1990)

GLIDDEN - PHILLIPS HAZEL M.,   Services for Hazel M. Phillips, 87, Troy, formerly of Lakewood, NY, were held June 12 at Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown, NY with Rev. Richard A. Caldwell officiating.  Burial was in Bentley-Lakewood Cemetery.  Mrs. Phillips died June 9, 1984 at Bradford County Manor.  She was born May 18, 1897 in Panama, NY, daughter of Frank M. and Roselle Osborne Glidden.  She was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.  She is survived by her husband Leon W. Phillips; son, Chester W. Phillips; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; great-grandson; two nieces.  (TGR June 14, 1984)

DAVID A. BRACKLEY
David Alan Brackley, 32, of Gibsonton, Fla., formerly of Lawrenceville, died Friday, Dec. 25, in Tampa, Fla. Born July 26, 1955, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of John E. and Ilba Garrison Brackley. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville and an employee of Joy Food Stores, Inc., Ruskin, Fla. Surviving are his father, John (Jack) Brackley of RD#1, Lawrenceville; mother, Ilba Brackley of Lawrenceville; paternal grandfather, Leonard Brackley of Greensboro, NC; and two brothers, Dan of Lindley, NY and Doug of Harrisburg. Private memorial services will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements were made by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund, in care of the Rev. William Lusk, Franklin St., Lawrenceville, 16929.

ONE DIED, TWO INJURED
IN FIRE NEAR KEENEYVILLE
One person died and two were injured in a home fire which occurred early Sunday morning, July 11th on the Monkey Run Road approximately 2 miles north of Keeneyville in Middlebury Township. Clifton Briggs, age 71 died on Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital as the result of burns over 75 percent of his body. Briggs' wife Dorothy, age 69 who received minor facial burns was treated at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and discharged.  Her mother, Mrs. Lulu Palmer, 92 of Wellsboro remains in serious condition at St. Joseph's with burns over 75 percent of her body. According to Middlebury Township Assistant Fire Chief William Lawton, Mr. and Mrs. Briggs were sleeping downstairs and Mrs. Palmer, an overnight guest, was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when lightening hit the 2 story wood frame home about 4 am. The storm also disrupted telephone service in the area causing a delay in summoning help.  Lawton stated however that the Middlebury Firemen were on the scene within two or three minutes from the time the call was received.  Responding to the call were Middlebury's pumper, tanker and rescue apparatus and Chatham Fire Department's pumper and tanker. Lawton stated that upon the firemen's arrival, the injured were already out of the house.  Water from a nearby pond, Monkey Run Creek and the Chatham and Middlebury Fire Departments was used to bring the blaze under control at approximately 6 am. Mr. Briggs and Mrs. Palmer were taken to Soldiers and Sailors by Wellsboro ambulance and subsequently transferred to St. Joseph's at 7:30 am Sunday morning.  Mrs. Briggs was taken to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital by the Middlebury Township's rescue vehicle. Firemen were able to save the attached garage, a car, and a pickup truck.  Lawton listed damages to the house and its contents at $50,000.

MAIMIE D. BRION
Maimie D. Brion, a former resident of Mansfield, died at the Somers Point Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, NY at 8:10 am Wednesday, March 28th. She had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Lillian B. Henry at 252 Pennsylvania Ave., Absecon, NJ. Funeral services were held at Par- NJ.  Interment was in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Absecon, NJ. Mrs. Brion was 94 years of age several days before her death, she fell and broke her hip. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Henry of Abescon, NJ and Mrs. Leona Reed of Belleville, NJ and a son, Kenneth D. Hart of Dumont, NJ.  Also five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brion was born at Catherine, NY on Feb. 2, 1862.  The daughter of Elizabeth and Darius Bulkley.  Her first husband, Marion W. Hart of Liiberty, Penna., died in 1901. Mrs. Brion, after residing in Catherine and Elmira, NY moved to Mansfield to place her two daughters in the Normal School. She married Mr. Orin B. Brion in 1912 and they resided on second St. until after Mr. Brion's death in 1926. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and of the Rebekah Lodge.


Subj: History For Raymond. T. Jones Jr.'s son H. Mort. Jones
Date: 11/19/2004 11:00:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:    dig4rootsgrant@yahoo.com (Sue Edling)
To:    JoyceTice@aol.com

H. MORTON JONES
Newspaper article -1934

H. MORTON JONES, vice president and treasurer of R. T. Jones Lumber Company of Tonawanda, is Major to his acquaintances and Mort to his friends. Almost never is the formal Mr. Jones used in speaking to him.  He knows every angle of the lumber business and believing that "experience is the best of teachers", learned every phase of the business by doing things himself. He is thoroughly at home in a lumber camp. He has visited many of them, from British Columbia to Alabama, and has joined the rugged lumbermen in their recreations.
                                    Born in Elmira  Born in Elmira in 1888, Maj. Jones has lived in the Tonawandas since 1902, when his father R. T. Jones,
established his lumber company on Little Island. . At that time the place was a lumber center. Only R. T. Jones Company has survived,
 "But the lumber business isnít done for and never will be, " Maj. Jones maintains, " for wood is the lowest priced and easiest converted of building
materials".
 Dan Cupid had a hand in shaping Maj. Jones career.After his graduation from the North Tonawanda High School he studied law at Cornell University, obtaining his degree in 1911. For a short time he was associated with the office of Kenefick, Cooke, Mitchell & Bass, and subsequently with Ferguson & Magaven. Then a high school romance ripened into his marriage to Ruth Neff Stocum, and he joined his fathers firm.  Maj. Jones has never regretted the change. He has won nationwide recognition in his field. Some time ago, he represented the lumbermen at a hearing before
Congress in connection with the lumber tariff, he has held offices in national trade organizations, and has written articles for lumber journals of national circulation.
 Since is college days, Maj. Jones has been interested in things military. During his junior and senior years at Cornell, he earned a part of his
expenses as an instructor of military science and tactics. Later he was commander of company K of the old 74th. During the war, he was first sergeant at the second Officersí Training Camp at Fort Niagara, a first Lieutenant at Camp Upton, Long Island, an officer in the air service while it was still udder the signal corps, and finally a major in the aviation corps in charge of personnel in aircraft production. He was a charter member of the Tonawanda Post of the American Legion.
                              Interest In Government
 Also of long standing is Mr. Jonesí interest in government. He has served as police commissioner of Tonawanda and chairman of the civil service board. He has made a study of the Constitution and of contemporary problems of governing.  "In this country the government never will supplant
private business, " he said, "for where that is done, liberty of speech is immediately limited. I admire President Roosevelt for his manful struggle against tremendous odds. What he is doing is simply stepping in to help the poor during an emergency. I am sure he is not working toward government control of business and industry."
 Maj. And Mrs. Jones are the parents of two sons, H. Morton, Jr., a student at Lehigh University, and Douglas B . Jones, who attends De Vaux School and plans to follow his fatherís footsteps. Douglas will be the fourth generation of his family on both sides in the lumber business. Both boys are excellent sailors, and share Maj. Jones fondness for yachting. Last summer they made a trip to Cape Cod in their schooner
(missing part of article)
 He is a past president of the Community Chest of the Tonawandas, is a trustee of the Presbyterian Church of North Tonawanda, has served on the advisory commission of the Sunshine Mission, and was a leader of one of the first Boy Scout troops in Buffalo.  He is a director of the State Trust Company of North Tonawanda, past commodore of the Buffalo Yacht Club, a director of the Niagara Youngstown Yacht Club, vice-president of the Presbyterian Menís Club of North Tonawanda and affiliated with the Army and Navy Club and National Republican Club, both of New York City; the Buffalo Athletic Club, the Cornell Club, Delta Chi Fraternity, the University Club of Buffalo, the Masonic Shrine and Commandery, the Olcott Yacht Club, Hoo-Hoos Lumbermen Association, and the Buffalo Lumber Exchange of which he is vice president. His home is t 266 Christiana Street, North Tonawanda.
Saved by Grant Helm Jones


Following transcribed and submitted by Kelly Vance

(grammatical errors were copied as written in the originals)

From the Wellsboro Agitator, November 8, 1916
Homer Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Campbell, of Wellsboro, now a resident of Clearfield, was married August 16th last to Miss Emma Witherow, of Clearfield.  The chose to keep it a secret till last week, when they surprised their friends by announcing the event and going to housekeeping.  Mr. Campbell formerly worked in the cut-glass factory.

From the Wellsboro Agitator, August 10, 1927
Mrs. Jane Scranton, aged 70 years, was found dead by neighbors in her home at the Marshcreek station, on Aug. 1.  She was the widow of Stephen Scranton.  Her sister, who had lived with her, died about a year ago.  Mrs. Scranton, who was born Jane Hunt, is survived by one son, Lyman, a nephew, Bert Hunt, of Salamanca, and a niece, Maud Fitzgerald of Cleveland.  Mrs. Scranton had a keen mind and wonderful memory.  She was one of the four members of the class of 1879, Wellsboro High School.  The other members of the class were:  Mrs. Flora Purple Swan, Mrs. May Wortendyke Klein and Mrs. Carrie Hotchkiss Penfield.  Mrs. Scranton always made an effort to attend the alumni banquets.  She was present at the one two years ago.  Mrs. Scranton also attended a spelling bee held in Wellsboro and showed she had not lost her former proficiency.  She taught school for many years.  Mrs. Scrantonís father-in-law, Samuel Scranton, owned the first farm cleared on Marsh creek.  He was among the first lumbermen.  This farm was occupied by Mrs. Jane Scranton for a while after her husbandís death.  Mrs. Scranton was station agent at Marshcreek station and lived there.

From the Wellsboro Agitator, August 17, 1927
CampbellóPeterson Reunion
 The 34th annual reunion of the descendants of  K. J. and Charlotte Peterson Campbell was held in the Grange hall in Wellsboro, Aug. 6, with 105 relatives and guests present.  After dinner a business meeting was called by the president, L. N. Campbell, and a short program was rendered, followed by election of officers, resulting as follows: president, L. N. Campbell; vice-president, Geo. W. Campbell; secretary-treasurer, Ralph Campbell.
 Those present from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scharr and family, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. W. N. Brooks and son, Donald, of Ritman, Ohio; Robt. Chalmers, of Russell, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Maynard and family, of Newark, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Punches and daughter, Genevieve, and Mrs. Della H. Maynard, of Williamsport; L.H. Campbell and family, of Wellsville, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Clair Campbell and son, of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bryant, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Reyman, Miss Hazel Reyman and Miss Lydia Finger, of Olean, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. Redfield Campbell and family and Miss Mina VanZile, of Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. B. Burrows and family, of Galeton; Mr. and Mrs. John Scharr, of Germania; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Campbell and son, Stanley, of Keeneyville; Mr. and Mrs. John McKlintock, of Elizabeth, Pa.; Howard Campbell and wife, of Auburn, N.Y.; Mrs. Sally Stryker, of Galeton; Mrs. Daisy Campbell, of Dresden, N.Y.
 It was voted to hold the 1928 reunion on Aug. 5, in Wellsboro.



? ELEANOR J. STANTON
 Eleanor J. Stanton, 84, widow of LaRue M. Stanton, died suddenly on December 31, 1989 at Marion Community Hospital in Ocala, FL. She was a native of Troy, PA and was a retired school teacher from the Bradford County school system. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Mary L. Stanton of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Winiarz of Kendall, NY; sister-in-law, Martha Ballard of Penn Yan, NY; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Troy in spring, 1990. (TGR, Thursday, January 18, 1989)


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