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These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading a clipping scrapbook.   If Date and Newspaper name are missing from the clipping, we do not have it. We exclude no known information.

Starting late 2003, all new obituary submissions are included on pages by cemetery. Only obituaries where the cemetery is not named or is outside the three county area represented on this site will be included on the clipping pages. 

.Archie Eastham, 26, Waverly, Survived by wife, member of the Wac at Perry Point, Md.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Eastham, Waverly; aunts, Mrs. Della Albright, Waverly, Mrs. Locey Barber, Spencer, and several cousins. The body was at the Geer Funeral Home, Waverly, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. Rev. Floyd Darling. Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly.

HAIGHT - FULDA.

Miss Catherine Haight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Haight of 26 North Chemung street, Waverly, and Kenneth Fulda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fulda of Towanda, were married Friday evening in the parsonage of the Waverly Methodist church by Rev. T. A. Rich.

Miss Lillian Haight, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Clayton Maryott, Jr., of Towanda was best man.

The bride is a graduate of the Waverly high school and has been employed at the Belle Knitting corporation. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Towanda high school and is employed in Harrisburg.
 

MRS. ABBIE VAN ATTA. 

Waverly, Feb 24 - Mrs. Abbie Van Atta, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Eastham of 5 N. Chemung Street, Friday evening about 9:45 o’clock. Besides the daughter with whom she resided, Mrs. Van Atta is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Della Albright of Waverly, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a resident of Waverly for the past 27 years and was a member of the Community auxiliary to the Tioga County General hospital and the Cayuta Hose company auxiliary. The body is in the Geer funeral home where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. Floyd N. Darling, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Spencer cemetery. 


MRS. ABBIE VAN ATTA. 

Waverly, Feb 27 - Funeral services for Mrs. Abbie Van Atta were held at Geer funeral home Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. Floyd N. Darling, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in the Spencer cemetery. Pall bearers were Melvin Congdon, Howard Bartholomew, James Shaw, LaVerne Ackley, Jack Drake and LaVern Lovejoy. ... 


Abbie Rowena Haight VanAtta and Alice Haight Wilbur
A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of H. C. Brown, Esq. 61 North avenue, Thursday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. It was the marriage of his daughter, Miss Lillie Maude Brown to Charles Hooper, of Owego. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Riley A. Vose in the presence of a few immediate relatives. The bride and groom were attended by the bride’s sister, Mrs. Nellie G. Doran, and cousin, Verne Wilbur, both of Lestershire. Mr. and Mrs. Hooper left on the Lackawana at 4 p.m. for a trip of two weeks to Oneida county, after which they will reside at 61 North avenue.

CATON.

Caton - The Men’s Class of the Baptist Church were entertained by Bert Whitney Tuesday evening. The Rev. Frank Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Corning, spoke.

The son, born recently to the Rev. and Mrs. Ralf Chaffee, has been named Sydney Fisher Chaffee.

Mrs. Amanda Davenport and Mr. and Mrs. Burton Bailey of Nelson, Pa., were recent guests at the Palmer home.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Shutt, of Ithaca, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Shutt.

Miss Albright and Frank E. Roney of Waverly Married. Miss Charlotte Louise Albright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Albright of 217 William Street, Waverly, became the bride of Frank E. Roney, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Roney of 513 Waverly street at 10 o’clock this morning in the Waverly Methodist church. The ceremony was perforced (sic) by Rev. Wilton Dubrick, pastor of the church.

Preceeding (sic) the ceremony Mrs. Carl Etshman, Jr., of Sayre, sang "Because" and "I Love Thee."

The bride’s maid of honor was her sister, Miss Priscilla Albright and Gerald Wilson was the bridegroom’s attendant. Ushers were Jack MacNamara and Howard Albright, Jr., all of Waverly.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin styled with a sweetheart neckline on a snug bodice with a draped skirt effect in front going to a bustle in the back. Her fingertip veil fell from a tiara of satin and orange blossoms and she carried a bridal bouquet of white roses.

Her maid of honor wore a gown of powder blue with a lace peplum and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The mother of the bride wore aqua crepe with brown accessories and a corsage of talisman roses. Mrs. Roney, mother of the bridegroom, wore a flowered crepe with black accessories and a white gardenia corsage.

Following a wedding breakfast served at the Iron Kettle Inn at 11 o’clock a reception is to be held at the home of the bride’s parents.

The bride is a graduate of Waverly high school and has been employed in the office of the New York Telephone company in Waverly. The bridegroom, who also was graduated from Waverly high school is attending school in Kansas City, Mo., where the couple will make their home.

LITCHFIELD, July 27, 1903.

John Dillon, of Sayre, spent Sunday with S. K. Evans.

Prayer meeting this week will be held at the home of Horace Brown.

E. O. Lunger and W. A. Cooper made a business trip to Athens Saturday.

S. B. Cotton, Sr., was seriously injured by a bull Sunday evening. He only escaped death by the timely assistance of his dog.

Bert Chandler and wife and F. D. Campbell and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Campbell’s mother, Mrs. Babcock, at Nichols, Saturday.

Mrs. O. A. Carmer passed the portals of this life Monday morning at 1:30 o’clock, aged 51 years. She had been a patient sufferer for a long time, and when the call came she surrendered to the Almighty her spirit without a murmur. Although not wishing to leave her family and friends here, yet in her sickness she prayed for the Heavenly Father to take her home, where we believe she is enjoying the beautiful peace that is promised. Almost her last audible words were, "Be prepared." She leaves behind her a husband and one daughter, besides a host of friends, to mourn their loss. Our once happy band is broken, but our loss is heaven’s gain. Services were held Wednesday at 10 o’clock at the house and 11 at the church. Interment was made in the Nichols cemetery.

(Handwritten - "Dillon had one of the first Victrolas played at Litchfield.")
 
 

Mrs. Edna Simcoe Of Waverly Dies At Age 71.

Mrs. Edna B. Simcoe, 71, of 118 Park Place, Waverly, mother of a Waverly man, died last night at 10:25 at the Tioga General Hospital.

Born in Halsey Valley, the daughter of the late Locey and Hattie Eastman Barber, she had been a resident of Waverly for the past 50 years.

Mrs. Simcoe was employed at the former Knapp Department Store in Waverly for 15 years and later at Rockman’s in Sayre until she retired in 1963.

She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and the church administration board; was president of the Delta Alpha Class and was chairman of the church Responsibilities Committee of the WSCS. Mrs. Simcoe was also a past president of Betowski-VanDeMark American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 492 of Waverly, and was the Tioga County chairman of the auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Locey, of Waverly; one grandson, Joseph, of Waverly; two sister, Mrs. Raymond (Bernice) Corson of Elmira and Miss Hazel Barber of Binghamton; a brother, Lloyd Barber of Halsey Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Kolb-Algeier Funeral Service, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, Saturday from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9.

Funeral and committal services will be held at the Waverly United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Robert Grover, church pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at a later time in the Forest Home Cemetery in Waverly.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Tioga County Heart Association.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1957.

Girl Employed Here Is Married In Avella Church.

The Avella Presbyterian Church was the scene of the wedding of Rose Mary Winters, daughter of Mrs. Annette Winters, Avella, and W. H. Winters, Darlington, to John Dewayne Kirschner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kirschner, of Avella.

The Rev. L. S. Brown performed the double ring ceremony Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 o’clock, before an alter adorned with palms, ferns and white pompons.

As the guests were assembled, a recital of wedding selections was played by Jack Russell, of Knox, Pa. He accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Evelyn Brandenberg, who sang, "The Lord’s Prayer," "I Love You Truly" and "Because."

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a princess style gown of imported French lace styled with a fitted bodice having a round scalloped neckline and long sleeves, pointed over the wrists. The ballerina length bouffant skirt featured lace panels over nylon tulle ruffles. Her fingertip veil of French illusion was attached to a coronation tiara of pearls and sequins. The bride carried a cascade bouquet of white roses and observed all bridal traditions in her attire. She wore pearl earrings, gift of the bridegroom.

Miss Jean Coughenaur, as maid-of-honor, wore a ballerina length gown of pink embossed satin styled with a V neckline, fitted bodice and short sleeves, and a bouffant nylon net skirt. She wore a matching headdress and carried a cascade bouquet of blue carnations.

Marvin Kirschner, brother of the bridegroom was best man, and the ushers were Charles Novacco and James Ragan.

The bride’s mother wore a charcoal gray suit with blue accessories, and the bridegroom’s mother chose a navy blue suit with white accessories. Each wore a corsage of white carnations.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church for 150 guests. Aides were Mrs. Elizabeth White, Mrs. Thelma Henwood and Miss Babs Sutherland.

The bride was graduated from Avella High School in 1956 and was formerly employed at Washington Hospital. The bridegroom was graduated from Avella High School in 1952 and is employed by Sears, Roebuck and Company, Steubenville, Ohio.

Following a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, the couple will reside in Avella.

Out-of-town guests at the wedding were from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Beaver, Washington, Darlington, Steubenville, Ohio and Wellsburg, W. Va.

Clarkson Brown, Retired Salesman, Dies in Athens.

Clarkson S. Brown, 80, of 107 Paine Street, Athens, died at 12:30 yesterday afternoon at his home. He had been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Brown was born in Lincoln Falls, Pa., and spent most of his lief (sic) in Athens. He was a salesman for Tioga Mills for 41 years, retiring August 31, 1952.

A member of the Athens Methodist church, he taught the Wesleyan Sunday School class for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Lunger of Cornigton, Va., Mrs. Warner Merry of Verona, N.Y., and Mrs. Robert Catlin of Waverly; one son, Edgar C. Brown of Witesboro, N.Y., eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main street, Athens, where friends may call tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Rev. Frederick W. Reinfurt, pastor of the Athens Methodist church, will lofficiate (sic), and burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery.

(Handwritten - "Dec. 14, 1959")

North Danby.

Henry A. Pew, aged 62 years, died Thursday afternoon, March 2nd, at the City Hospital in Ithaca, of cancer of the stomach. He had been ill for some time. He leaves a wife, a daughter, Beatrice, and a son, Lee, who reside at home, also two sisters and two brothers, who reside in the Western states. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the Comings undertaking rooms. The Rev. C. Sweet officiated. Interment in East Lawn cemetery.

Old Days in Valley Recalled By Death of Guy C. Haight.

Waverly - Memories of pre-19th century days are recalled here by the death of Guy C. Haight, former Waverly café keeper, who was buried Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.

Mr. Haight, who lived in Waverly for 35 years, conducted cafes here for 30 years, one on Fulton Street and later an establishment on Broad Street where the First National Bank now stands. He left Waverly when the village went dry, about 1900. He was one of the most popular café keepers, and is remembered by many a valley resident. His cafes were said to be the best between New York City and Buffalo. He lived later in Johnson City.

Mr. Haight died Monday at the Elks’ Home in Bedford, Va. (Sic). Funeral services were held at the Elks’ Home, Elmira, on Thursday, the Rev. Frederick Henstridge officiating. He is survived by a sister of Towanda.

Deaths Elsewhere.

Howard E. Albright, 41, of 217 William St., Waverly, died Aug. 14, 1948, at his home. Life-long resident of Waverly; member of the Waverly Moose Lodge 1490, and Cayuta Hose Co. Survived by wife, Gertrude; sons, Howard Jr. at home; Edwin, U.S. Navy, stationed at Great Lakes Training Station; daughters, Priscilla, at home, and Mrs. Frank Roney Jr., Kansas City, Mo.; mother, Della, of Waverly; sister, Mrs. Earl Lunger of Meshoppen, Pa; three aunts. Body at Geer Funeral Home, Waverly, where services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick Forest Home Cemetery.

Waverly Girl Is Bride of Endicott Man.

SO C3 Way GIRL Annie

The marriage of Miss Priscilla Albright, daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Albright and the late Howard Albright of 217 William Street, Waverly, to Douglas K. Cole, son of Mrs. Margaret Cole of 610 Day Hollow Road, Endicott, took place in the First Methodist church of Waverly on Saturday, July 23.

The double ring ceremony was performed at 5 p.m. by the Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick, pastor of the church.

The bride wore a white suit with white accessories and a white picture hat. Her flowers were orchids. She was attended by Miss Lois Mack of Waverly, who wore a white suit with navy blue accessories, a white picture hat and a corsage of red roses.

Lester L. Atkinson, of Endicott, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was best man.

The bride’s mother chose a navy blue print dress with blue accessories and a corsage of red roses. The bridegroom’s mother wore a blue flowered print with white accessories and a red rose corsage.

After a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, the young couple will reside at 118 Franklin Street, Endicott, N.Y.

Mrs. Cole, a graduate of Waverly High School, was honored at several pre-nuptial showers, including those given by Mrs. Betty Rounds of Sayre, Mrs. Lester Atkinson of Endicott and Mrs. Charlotte Roney of Waverly.

Mr. Cole is employed at the IBM, Endicott.

Priscilla Albright Becomes Bride of Douglas K. Cole.

Waverly - Miss Priscilla Albright, daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Albright and the late Howard Albright, 217 William Street, became the bride of Douglas K. Cole, son of Mrs. Margaret Cole of Endicott, in a ceremony in the First Methodist church here on July 23 with Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick, pastor, officiating.

The bride chose a white suit with white accessories and a white picture hat. Her flowers were orchids. She was attended by Miss Lois Mack of Waverly, who wore a white suit with navy blue accessories and a white picture hat, complemented by a corsage of red roses.

Lester L. Atkinson of Endicott, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was best man.

The bride’s mother chose a navy flowered print with white accessories and a red rose corsage.

After a wedding trip to Niagara Falls the young couple returned to make their home at 118 Franklin Street, Endicott.

Constance Arcesi Is Bride of Edwin Albright.

St. James Catholic church of Waverly was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Constance Arcesi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arcesi, 73 Lincoln Street, Waverly, and Edwin Albright, son of Mrs. Gertrude Albright, 217 William street, Waverly.

Rev. G. Stuart Hogan, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony at 11 o’clock before a background of gladioli and lighted candelabra.

Special music was provided by Mrs. Edwin Shelly who played traditional wedding music and accompanied Miss Mary Finn as she sang "Mother at Your Feet Is Kneeling" and "Ave Maria."

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a ballerina-length gown of white marquisette with a bodice of embossed organdy, styled with a Peter-Pan collar. Her small half had was of white lace fashioned with loops and tiny white rosebuds. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath.

Matron-of-honor was Mrs. Nancy Ace Erdely of Wilkes-Barre. Her coral pink gown was of tiered tulle over a satin skirt. Her headdress was a matching cap and she carried a cascade bouquet of white roses and blue baby’s breath.

Howard Albright, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and ushers were Joseph and Robert Arcesi, brothers of the bride.

Mrs. Arcesi selected a gown of silver gray nylon sheer for her daughter’s wedding. Her accessories were black and she had a corsage of red roses. The bridegroom’s mother, Mrs. Albright, wore a gown of pink silk shantung with black accessories and a white rose corsage.

At the home of the bride’s parents, a reception was held at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. When the couple left for a week’s motor trip through the Adirondack Mountains, Mrs. Albright wore a tailored pink dress with white accessories and a corsage of white roses.

A graduate of Waverly High school, the bride has been employed by the New York Telephone company of Elmira and Mr. Albright is now serving with the U.S. Navy, stationed at San Francisco, Calif. The couple will make their home there at present.

Pre-nuptial showers honoring the bride were given by Miss Ida Brewer of Elmira and by Joan Cory of Elmira.

Out-of-town guests at the wedding were from Towanda, Canton, Reading, Pa. and Elmira, Addison, Avella, Ithaca, Endicott and Syracuse, N.Y.

PROMINENT RESIDENT DEAD AT LITCHFIELD (1910)

James Edward Lunger aged 65 years, died at the home of his son, Harry Lunger in Litchfield township, Saturday evening at 8:10 o'clock, from a complication of diseases, from which he had been suffering for nearly a year. Mr. Lunger's home was at Litchfield Center, but he and Mrs. Lunger had gone to the home of their son about two weeks ago, where Mrs. Lunger would have help to care for him. He had been ill for nearly a year and not able to do any work, but his condition did not seem critical until a few days ago.

Mr. Lunger was one of eight children, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lunger, who lived at the time of his birth in Nichols township. He was born August 18, 1845, and lived in various places with his parents until he learned the blacksmith's trade in Franklin, Pa., after which he went to Litchfield Center and built a blacksmith shop which he conducted for a great many years. In the year 1870, in September, he was married to Miss Julia A. Parks, a daughter of the late Owen Parks of Litchfield. They settled in Litchfield Center and have lived there all their married life. To them were born three sons, one of whom died a number of years ago. Eda and Harry Lunger, survive him. Probably no man in Litchfield township was better known than Ed Lunger, by which name he was commonly known. He was known especially to all music lovers, as he was a well known singer and always in demand at all musicals. He was a man who was always congenial and friendly, having a pleasant word for every one and it was his aim to make friends, not enemies. He was a kind and loving husband, and a devoted and indulgent father, and not only his immediate family but a large circle of friends will mourn his death.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Eda Lunger, who lives on Pennsylvania Avenue in Athens, Harry Lunger of Litchfield township, and one sister, Mrs. George Parsons, of Elm Street, Athens.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at the home of his son, at 11 o'clock, the Rev. C. L. Paddock of the Universalist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Tioga Point cemetery.

Double Wedding.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. King, of Dean Settlement, was the scene of a very pleasing double wedding, Wednesday, October eighth. The daughter Carola M. King became the bride of Harry E. Baker, of Elmira, and Jennie C. Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Baker, of North Barton, became the bride of F. Elwell King, who recently returned from Alaska.

To the strains of a wedding march played by Leona E. King, the bridal party passed through an aisle of crepe ribbon held by their brothers and sisters, and took their places before a bank of beautiful autumn leaves.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. I. B. Wilson, of Spencer, the ring ceremony being ____. Little Hazel Howell acted as ring bearer. The brides were charmingly dressed in white georgette crepe over white satin.

After congratulations a delicious wedding dinner was served. About twenty guests all immediate relatives, were present.

The bridal party left amid showers of rice and confetti, for a weeks trip to New York and Boston.

Mr. and Mrs. King will make their future home in Ithaca where Mr. King is employed with the L. V. R. R. Co., while Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Elmira where Mr. Baker is an employee of the O. L. & W. R. R. Co.

Both are popular couples and are followed by the best wishes of their many friends.

Cortright - Albright.

Miss Gertrude Cortright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cortright of Cayuta avenue, and Howard Albright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Quigg Albright of William street, were united in marriage at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage on Saturday, July 4th at noon by the Rev. John S. Crompton.

Miss Barbara Albright, sister of the groom and Albert Cortright, brother of the bride, attended the couple. The parents of both bride and groom and Mr. and Mrs. Fay Cortright, aunt and uncle of the bride, witnessed the ceremony.

The wedding party were taken to the home of the bride’s parents were a sumptuous wedding dinner was served to about 25 guests.

The happy couple are now spending a week on the Susquehanna river after which they will reside for the present with the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Quigg Albright, 217 William Street.

Passes.

Funeral for Johnson City Resident to Take Place This Afternoon With Services at Home.

The funeral of Mrs. Almeda Houck Custard, 32, of 16 Orchard Avenue, Johnson City, will take place with a private prayer service at the home at 1 o’clock this afternoon. The funeral service will be at the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Dr. George M. Bell, pastor will officiate and burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Custard died at her home Monday morning after a protracted illness. She was born and raised in Johnson City and received her preliminary education there. In 1920 she was graduated from the high school and matriculated at the Oneonta and Cortland State Normal Schools.

Up to the time of her illness Mrs. Custard was a teacher in the Harry L. Johnson School, prior to which assignment she taught in the Stella and Westover School. She was a member of Osteningo Chapter, Eastern Star, and numerous societies associated with the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church.

Mrs. Jennie J. Haight.

Mrs. Jennie J. Haight. A prayer service was held today at noon at the Houck residence, 20 Park Place, Johnson City. The remains were removed to Elmira, where funeral services was held at 3 p.m. at the Wilson funeral home. The Rev. A. M. Laird officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie J. Haight.

Mrs. Jennie J. Haight, formerly of Elmira, died Tuesday morning at the home of Fay Houck in Johnson City. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles Gillett of Rochester. A prayer service will be held Thursday at noon at the Houck residence, 20 Park Place, Johnson City. The remains will then be brought to Elmira, where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Wilson funeral home, the Rev. A. M. Laird officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Haight, Once Elmiran, Ends Own Life.

Widow of Former Patrolman Here Uses Gas in Johnson City Home - Note Asks to Be Buried in Ustick Plot, Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie Haight, 69, a widow, formerly of Elmira, was found dead at her home, 20 Park Street, Johnson City, Tuesday, the victim of illuminating gas. Coroner J. Edgar Doig of Endicott, summoned to the home after the body was found by police, gave a verdict of suicide by gas.

She left a note addressed "to whom it may concern" and enclosed two checks, one for a sister, Mrs. Charles W. Gillette of 15 Argyle Street, Rochester, amounting to $185, and the other for $300 for funeral expenses.

Mrs. Haight had been living with Mr. and Mrs. Houck since last April; police say.

The note expressed a wish "to be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Ustick (Mrs. Haight’s maiden name) family plot" in Elmira. The note also contained the names of Mrs. Haight’s parents, her place of birth and name of her sister in Rochester.

Mrs. Haight was the widow of George (handwritten over "George" is "Joab") Haight, who was a policeman in Elmira about 50 years ago. Later he conducted a wagon shop on South Main Street, near Henry Street.

The Ustick family of which Mrs. Haight was a member, resided on West Fifth Street, near Magee Street, many years.

Aged Residents To Observe Birthdays.

Mrs. Cramer (sic, should be Carmer) 92, and Mrs. Gundaloch 91, Inmates of Home for Homeless to Celebrate Anniversaries.

Mrs. Ledia Carmer and Mrs. Mary Gundaloch, both inmates of the Home of the Homeless, will during this coming week celebrate their 92nd and 91st birthdays respectively. On Monday, Mrs. Carmer will observe her anniversary and Mrs. Gundaloch on Tuesday.

Mrs. Carmer, the older of the two, was born in the town of Lorre, Jefferson County but came to this city when but five years old. She has an excellent memory. She remembers the burning of the Old First Presbyterian church when that edifice was located in the West Park. Mrs. Carmer has been in inmate of the Home for the past five years. Her father lived to be 96 years of age. Her mother was 72 when she died. Two grandchildren are her only surviving relatives. Mrs. Cassius Burt of West Fourth street is the only relative in this city, while the remaining grand child is Fred Kane of Athens, Pa.

Mrs. Gundloch was born in Hamburg, Germany but ________ country at the time of the _____ of the Oswego and Erie canals. At the time of her coming she was on her honeymoon and her husband had obtained employment on the construction of the Oswego canal at and near this city. Mrs. Gundaloch can vividly recall the war of Germany and France in 1870 and remembers the capture of Alsace-Lorraine by the Germans. She is more active than Mrs. Carmer and has good eyesight.

After the completion of the canal Mr. Gundaloch became the gardener for the late U.S. Senator G. B. Sloan which place he held for several years. Later the family moved to Southwest Oswego, where they bought a farm and which they conducted for many years. Mr. Gundloch died when he was 40 years old. Two children of Mrs. Gundaloch are alive, one of them, Augustus Gundaloch, of Southwest Oswego still runs the farm which his parents occupied. A daughter lives in Iowa.

EJ Counsel's Mother, 93, Is Dead

Funeral of Mrs. Jesta Albright Swartwood, 93, mother of Howard A. Swartwood, secretary and counsel of Endicott Johnson Corp., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, 27 Grand Boulevard.

Mrs. Swartwood died at 10:25 o'clock last night at the Springer Private Hospital. She was the widow of the late Darius E. Swartwood, and a daughter of Sarah Jane Faulkner and Adam Albright, who was the son of a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

Jesta Albright Swartwood was born May 2, 1856, in the Town of Barton, Tioga County. The Swartwoods were residents of Sayre, Pa., for nearly 40 years, moving to Binghamton in 1916.

Mrs. Swartwood was a member of the First Christian Church. She was active in the Ladies Aid Society and Philathea Class of the church until July, 1946, when she fell and broke a hip. Since then she had been partially handicapped.

She was a member of the Order of Rebekahs and had served as noble grand of the Lady Willard Lodge of Sayre. She also was a district deputy president of Northern Pennsylvania for many years. She belonged to the local Past Noble Grands Association.

The Rev. Arthur A. Wright, pastor of the First Christian Church will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in the family plot in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott.

The body was taken to McDevitt Brothers Funeral Home, 88-90 Front Street and was to be returned to 27 Grand Boulevard late today.

(handwritten "Jan 11 - 1950")

Mr. Cornelius Haight died at the home of his son-in-law, Frederick Wilbur at Halsey Valley on Monday night, aged 84 years. He was born in Burlington township, Bradford county, Pa. He leaves three sons, John Haight of Hornellsville, and Wm. and Joab Haight of Elmira, and two daughters, Mrs. Ed VanAtta of Spencer, and Mrs. Wilbur. He was the father-in-law of H. C. Brown, Esq., of Owego.

BARBARA ALBRIGHT WEDS E. C. LUNGER

WAVERLY, Aug. 21 -- Miss Barbara V. Albright, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Quigg Albright of 217 William Street, and Earl C. Lunger, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Lunger of Athens, were married Thursday at Hammond, N. Y., it was announced today.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. Day Rich, pastor of the Hammond Methodist Episcopal church.

Monday Mr. and Mrs. Lunger returned from a trip to Montreal, Quebec and the New England states. They will reside in Meshoppen.

Mrs. Lunger is a graduate of Waverly high school and Mansfield State Teachers' college. She has taught six years at Weatherly, PA. He is an Athens high school and Mansfield graduate and teaches at Meshoppen.

Barbara V. Lunger Retired Teacher At Burgettstown Dies

ATHENS, NY; Barbara V. Lunger, 76, of Waverly, N.Y., died in the Heritage Nursing Home, here, on Thursday, June 4, 1981.

Longtime residents of Independence, Mrs. Lunger and her husband, the late Earl Lunger, were teacher and superintendent respectively in local schools. Their son, Philip, of Wintersville, Ohio, formerly lived in Independence.

She was born October 10, 1904, in South Waverly, a daughter of Quigg and Della Albright, and taught school in Burgettstown until her retirement in 1968.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Independence and the National Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving in addition to her son are three daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Patricia) Howard of Elkland, Mrs. Nancy Lathrop of Penfield, and Mrs. William Pollock of Tacoma, Wash.; and 11 grandchildren.

Quigg Albright, Waverly Grocer, Taken by Death

Waverly - Quigg Albright, 54, prominent Waverly grocer for many years, died at his home, 217 William Street, Saturday, Nov. 30, 1935, at 11 p.m. after an extended illness. Known to hundreds of local residents through his business contacts, he was a highly respected citizen.

Mr. Albright came to Waverly 32 years ago where he began his career as a grocery clerk. For the past 19 years , he has conducted his own grocery store which at the time of his death was located at the corner of Chemung and North Chemung Streets.

He was a member of the Waverly First Baptist Church and many fraternal organizations, including Waverly Masonic Lodge No. 407, Waverly Chapter, FAM; St. Omer's Commandery of Elmira, Waverly Moose Lodge, Waverly Odd Fellows Lodge, Cayuta Hose Company and Spanish Hill Encampment, IOOF. He was song leader of the Tioga County Volunteer Fireman's Association and a Town of Barton School director.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Howard of Waverly; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Lunger of Meshoppen, Pa.; one half brother, Shaylor Shipman of Waverly; two half sisters, Mrs. Pearl Kenyon and Mrs. Jesta Swartwood, both of Binghamton; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Geer funeral home. The Rev. John E. Miles, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Syracuse, and the Rev. Raymond P. Wilson, pastor of the Waverly Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Forrest Home Cemetery with Waverly Masons in charge of the committal services.

Miss Estelle Van Atta.

Waverly, June 18.

Miss Estelle Van Atta died Monday at the home of her niece, Mrs. F. E. Eastham, No. 5 North Chemung Street, aged 69 years. She is survived by one brother, Otis Van Atta of Spencer. A prayer service will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Methodist Church at Spencer Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery, Spencer.

(Handwritten "June 17, 1924")

Charles H. Burrows, 80, of 706 Spaulding St., died at 8 a..m. Tuesday, Jan 14, 1941, at the home. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad passenger conductor and a member of Riverside Methodist Church. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Raymond O’Reilley, Elmira, and two granddaughters, Mrs. James Wilson of Packanack Lake, N.J., and Mrs. Joseph Reilly of Brooklyn. The body was taken to the Wilson funeral home and will be removed Wednesday to his late residence, where the funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. L. Ernest Otter officiating. Burial will be in Horseheads.
 
 

William L. Haight. 

William L. Haight, aged 75 years, of 406 Powell street, died at a local hospital Saturday evening at 6 o’clock. He is survived by one son, Joab K. Haight of Elmira, two sisters, Mrs. Abbie VanAtta of Waverly and Mrs. F. H. Wilbur of Johnson City. The funeral was held at 406 Spaulding street today at 10:30 o’clock. The Rev. C. E. Fry officiated. Interment was in Riverhurst cemetery, Endicott.

(Handwritten "Dec 16 1922")
Gleason.

The funeral of Albert B. Gleason will be held at Prentice Funeral Home, 55 Main St., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Robert Stahl will officiate. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Archie Eastham of Waverly is Dead.

Archie Eastham, 26, well known resident of Waverly died at his home, 5 North Chemung Street, Waverly, after a lingering illness.

Besides his wife, who is a member of the Wac at Perry Point, Md., he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Eastham, Waverly, two aunts, Mrs. Della Albright, Waverly; Mrs. Locey Barber, Spencer, and several cousins.

The body reposed in the Geer Funeral Home, 462 Fulton Street, Waverly, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. Floyd N. Darling, pastor of the Waverly Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in Forest home cemetery.

Births

Litzelman

Born to Bernard and Elaine Kemich Litzelman of Dushore RD 2, a son Monday, June 19, 1972.

Erb

Born to William and Susan Roney Erb of 71 Pine St., Waverly, a son, June 19, 1972.

Steven Roney Completes Basic.

Airman Steven K. Roney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Roney, 71 Pine St., Waverly, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex.

He is remaining at Lackland for training in communications electronics systems.

Airman Roney, a 1968 graduate of Waverly Senior High School, attended Corning Community College.

Supervisor Luther B. Hardy was reelected over Frederick S. Ennis by a vote of 1271 to 646, carrying all districts but the village of Barton where Mr. Ennis polled 57 votes to 54 for the incumbent. Judson I. Arnold won for superintendent of highways by a vote of 1258 to 630 over Myron E. Chrisfield, with the latter carrying his home district of Lockwood by a vote of 101 to 79. For school director, Della Albright polled 1167 votes to 665 for Estella E. Barber, with the latter carrying her home district of Ellistown.

For the four-year term of assessor, Walter A. Wheeler polled 1243 votes and his Democratic opponent, Donald Lilley, received 637. Rollin G. Perry was elected assessor for two years, receiving 1249 votes as against 648 polled by Norman D. Millage, Democrat. The latter, however, carried the village of Barton by getting 69 votes while Mr. Perry received 44.

Mrs. Abbie Van Atta.

Funeral services for Mrs. Abbie Van Atta, 82, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Eastham of North Chemung street Friday evening were held at Geer funeral home on Fulton Street, Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. Floyd N. Darling pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was in Spencer cemetery.

She had been a resident of Waverly for the past 27 years and was a member of the Community Auxiliary to the Tioga County General hospital and the Cayuta Hose company auxiliary.

Mrs. Van Atta is survived by the daughter with whom she lived, a daughter Mrs. Della Albright of Waverly three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Susan Roney, A1C William Erb Of Waverly, to Be Married.

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Roney of 71 Pine St., Waverly, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Susan K., to A1C William Erb, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Erb of 2 Charles St., Waverly.

Miss Roney is a 1967 graduate of Waverly Senior High School. She will be entering her senior year at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, N.Y.

Her fiancé is a 1968 graduate of Waverly Senior High School and attended Broome Technical College, Binghamton, for one year. He is now stationed with the United States Air Force at Like Air Force Base, Arizona.

The couple plans to wed in September.
 

The Evening Times, Monday, December 19, 1949. 

Louise (sic, should be Louisa) G. Lunger, Athens Resident 50 years, Dies. 

Mrs. Louisa G. Lunger, 72, a resident of Athens for 50 years, died at her home, 119 Maple Street, , Athens, last night at 9:45. A native of Litchfield Township, Mrs. Lunger was the widow of Eda Lunger, who died 13 years ago. 

She was a member of the Athens Methodist church, and belonged to the Royal Circle Bible class and the Athens WCTU. 

Surviving are: A son, Earl C. Lunger of Avella, Pa.: two daughters, Julia, at home, and Mrs. Agnes Lunger Brown of Endicott, N.Y.: six grandchildren and one nephew. 

The body was moved to the Lowery Funeral home, 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. 

See Louisa's 1891 Report Card

More Photos at bottom of page

John W. Haight Who Died at His Home in Hornell, Thursday. 

Hornell, N.Y., July 3 - John W. Haight died at his home, No. 14 Pine street, Thursday morning, following a brief illness. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife, one daughter, Mrs. F. B. Houck, of Lestershire, N.Y., two brothers, and two sisters, William L. Haight of Elmira, Mrs. Abbie Van Atto (sic, should be Van Atta) and Joab K. Haight, of Waverly, and Mrs. F. H. Wilbur, of Lestershire. Mr. Haight was a veteran of the civil war and a member of Doty post, G.A.R. The funeral will be held this Sunday morning at 9 o’clock, and burial will be in Sayre, Pa.

Evening Times, Sayre, Pa., Wednesday, December 4, 1935.

Albright Funeral Largely Attended.

Waverly, Dec 4 - Funeral services for Quigg Albright held at the Geer funeral home Tuesday afternoon were attended by representatives of various organizations of which he was a member.

Rev. John E. Miles, D. D., pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Syracuse and formerly of Waverly, and Rev. Raymond P. Wilson, pastor of the Waverly First Baptist church, officiated. Committal services were conducted by members of Waverly lodge, 407, F. & A. M., and burial was in Forest Home cemetery.

Members of the Cayuta Hose company attended in a body and the following Masons acted as pall-bearers: Edgar D. Seabring, W. E. Robinson, Harry P. Smith, Fred Pike, Archie Brink and Harvey C. Bruster.

John D. Halavik, seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Halavik of 73 Crocker Avenue, Johnson City, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Memorial Hospital. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Anthony, his twin, and Andrew; a sister, Diane, all of Johnson City and Anthony Halavik of Yonkers. The body was removed to the Ivan A. Barber Funeral Home, 428 Main Street, Johnson City.

(Handwritten "Dec. 1945")

Mable C. Pine Of Waverly Dies At Age 78.

Mrs. Mabel C. Pine, 78, of 124 1-2 Chemung St., Waverly, died yesterday, Dec. 7, 1971 at the Tioga General Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in the Town of Barton, March 15, 1895, the daughter of the late Eilphlet and Sarah Sager Crapser, she had been a resident of the Valley her entire life. She was the widow of Sidney R. Pine who died March 16, 1953.

Mrs. Pine was a member of North Waverly Chapel, Halsey Valley Grange No. 1318; Pomona Grange and the state grange; was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary in Waverly and was its president; a member of the Valley Handicapped Club and of the Waverly Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice E. (Bessie) Nichols of Spencer; two sons, Sidney of Newark Valley and Alan of Waverly; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. William Wells, pastor at North Waverly Chapel, officiating.

A committal service will be held at the Halsey Valley Cemetery.

...Mrs. Mellie Gay Doran, youngest daughter of H. C. Brown, Esq., of Owego, was married Feb. 17 at the M. E. parsonage, Lestershire, to Ralph N. McCrary. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. V. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. McCrary will reside at Lestershire.

Mrs. Maude Hooper.

Mrs. Maude Hooper, 80, of Colesville Rd., RD6, Binghamton, formerly of Owego and Johnson City, died Sunday afternoon at her home. She is survived by a son, Charles Frederick Hooper, Owego; and several nieces and cousins. She was a member of the Brookdale Methodist Church. The body was removed to the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott, where friends may call.

Mrs. Haight of Towanda Dies At Age 84 Years.

Towanda - Mrs. Eleanor Elizabeth Haight, 84, widow of Perry S. Haight of Towanda, died yesterday in the Mills Community hospital. She suffered a stroke in January and had been confined to the hospital since.

She was born July 30, 1867 in Asylum township. She was a member of the Towanda Presbyterian church.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. G. Carlton Bush of Standing Stone; a sister, Mrs. Tillie Kilmer of Durell; three grandchildren and two nephews.

The body is at the Archer funeral home, from where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon t 2 o’clock in the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

(Handwritten "July 9, 1954")

Otis E. VanAtta, lifelong resident of Spencer. Sunday, Dec. 5, 1948, at home of son, Archie Van Atta. Survived by sons, Archie of Spencer, Clyde of Syracuse; two nieces, three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Spencer. Funeral there Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Ruthven S. Chalmers. Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer.

H. E. Albright, Grocer, Dies.

Waverly - Howard E. Albright, 41, of 217 William St., Waverly in the grocery business in Waverly for the past 23 years, died unexpectedly at his home at 1:10 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken ill before noon Saturday and went to his home where he died within a few hours. He attended Waverly schools and then entered the grocery business with his father, the late, Quigg Albright in 1925. The store is located at 451 Chemung St., Waverly.

Henry A. Pew, aged 62 years, died Thursday, March 2d, in the City Hospital. Mr. Pew was a well known citizen of Danby, where he is survived by his wife, one son, Lee, and one daughter, Beatrice Pew; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Whitlock, of Oregon, and Mrs. Robert Coon, of Minnesota; two brothers, Frank, of Minnesota, and George Pew, of Montana. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from Undertaker Comings’ parlors, the Rev. Mr. Sweet, of Danby, officiating. Burial was made in East Lawn cemetery.

Rumsey-Tappan

Charles Earl Tappan and Miss Bernice Rumsey, both of Sayre, were quietly married at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Sayre Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. F. W. Connell, the ring ceremony being used. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Eva Rumsey of Stedman street and has been employed as a teacher in the public schools and is also an active Sunday school worker, being superintendent of the primary department of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school and an officer in the County Sunday School Association. The bridegroom is a dispatcher in the local offices of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Tappan left by motor last evening for a wedding trip after which they will reside at 105 Stedman street, Sayre.

Hugo-Haight

Miss Rosalie Hugo of Frederick street, Athens, and Leon F. Haight of South Hopkins street, Sayre, were united in marriage by the Rev. A. C. Balch at 8 o’clock last evening at the Free Methodist church of Sayre. They were attended by Miss Beatrice Hugo, sister of the bride, and by Leonard Mullen of Sayre. The ushers were Carl Mullen and Fred Mullen of Sayre.

The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chene and carried an arm bouquet of white bridal roses. The bridesmaid wore blue satin and carried red and white roses. The church was tastefully decorated with ferns and roses, while at the house peonies were used, the color scheme being pink and white.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride where dinner was served to 40 guests.

The bride has been employed at the Athens silk mills and the bridegroom holds a position in the cutting department of Foreman & Clark.

Mr. and Mrs. Haight left last night for a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and other points and on their return will reside in Athens.

Howard Albright Dies at Age of 41; Waverly Grocer.

Howard E. Albright, age 41, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home, 217 William street, Waverly, shortly after noon on Saturday. Mr. Albright had been a lifelong resident of the village and was well known, having operated a grocery store on Chemung street for over 23 years.

He attended Waverly schools, and was a member of the Waverly Moose lodge and Cayuta Hose company of the Waverly Fire Department.

Mr. Albright is survived by his wife, Gertrude; two sons, Howard, Jr., at home and Edwin, a member of the U.S. Navy, who was home on furlough at the time of death; two daughters, Priscilla, at home and Mrs. Frank Roney of Kansas City, Mis.; his mother, Mrs. Della Albright, of William street, Waverly; one sister Mrs. Earl Lunger of Meshoppen, Pa.; and three aunts, Mrs. William Easthan (sic, should be Eastham) of Waverly, Mrs. Pearl Kenyon and Mrs. Jesta Swartwood, both of Binghamton, N.Y.

The body is at the Geer Funeral home, 462 Fulton street, Waverly, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick, pastor of the Waverly Methodist church, will officiate, and burial will be in the Forest cemetery, Waverly.

died.

Mrs. Mary VanAtta, who has been sick ever since Christmas with pneumonia, died at her home on Academy street Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, aged 75 years.

Mrs. VanAtta was a much respected lady and a member of the M.E. church, of Spencer. Her husband died about four years ago. She is survived by three children, Messrs. Edwin and Otis and Miss Stella VanAtta, all of Spencer.

The funeral was held at the house at 1 o’clock this p.m., services conducted by her pastor, Rev. I. B. Wilson. Interment in Evergreen cemetery.

Married at the home of the bride’s parents on Tuesday evening February 25, Helen Scofield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Scofield, was united in marriage to Archie E. Van Atta of Spencer. Rev. G. M. Whittemore officiating. The wedding was a quiet affair only a few friends being present. Mr. and Mrs. Van Atta took the evening train for a short wedding trip. The bride and groom are estimable young people and their many friends extend heart congratulations.

Mrs. Augusta Haight

Athens, April 5 - Mrs. Augusta Haight, age 76, of South Main street died at the Robert Packer hospital at 5:45 this morning. Mrs. Haight had been a patient at the institution for two months.

Mrs. E. A. Haight.

Athens, April 6 - Funeral services for the late Mrs. Emily Augusta Haight of 728 South Main street will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Kolb and Slingerland funeral home on North Elmer avenue, Sayre. Rev. William A. MacAlpine, pastor of the Athens Methodist church, of which Mrs. Haight was a member will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery.

Mrs. Haight, who was 77 years old, is survived by one son, R. C. Haight of Monroeton, one sister, Mrs. Lynn Parkhurst of Johnson City, N.Y., one brother, Fred R. Allen of Great Bend, Pa., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dean Settlement.

A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Van Natta (sic, should be Van Atta) Wednesday, Oct. 7, when their daughter, Miss Della, was united in marriage to Quigg Albright of Waverly.

Herrick Smith, of Waverly, and Miss Leeotta Congdon of this place, were married by Rev. G. M. Whittemore, Oct 10, 1903.

Susan Erb Gets Degree At Arizona U.

Mrs. Susan K. Erb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Roney of 71 Pine St., Waverly, was graduated in January with a bachelor of arts degree from Arizona State University.

Mrs. Erb was a chemistry major in the liberal arts program.

A graduate of Waverly Central High School in 1967, she completed her first three years of undergraduate work at the New York State University College at Buffalo.

Mrs. Erb is residing with her parents while her husband, William L. Erb, serves with the U.S. Air Force in Thailand.

William Eastham Dies in Waverly At Age 70 Years.

William A. Eastham, a Spencer native and resident of Waverly for 36 years, died yesterday at his home, 5 North Chemung Street, following an extended illness.

He was 70 years of age and a retired carpenter for the D. L. and W. railroad.

Survivors include his wife, Effie; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Barber of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

The body is at the Geer Funeral home, 462 Fulton Street Waverly, where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Egbert P. Fountain, pastor of the Waverly Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in Forest Home cemetery.

James Mahood.

James Mahood, 71, died at the family home on Elmira Street in Troy, Pa., Tuesday at 5 p.m., after a brief illness. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mildred, Washington D. C.; and Margaret at home; and a son, Joab, Columbia Cross Roads. Mr. Mahood was a director of the Farmers’ Union. The funeral will be held from the family home Thursday and burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. James Carter will officiate.

(Handwritten "Oct 24, 1933")

Miss Estelle Van Atta.

Waverly, June 18. - Miss Estelle Van Atta died Monday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Will Eastham, No. 5 North Chemung street, aged 69 years. She is survived by one brother, Otis Van Atta, of Spencer. A prayer service will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Methodist Church at Spencer Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer.

Reuben Eugene Haight.

Reuben E. Haight died at his home, 102 East Cooper Street, Athens, this morning of tuberculosis. He had been confined to his bed since early last winter. He was born at Mt. Lake, 41 years ago and had resided in Athens for the past seventeen years. He was employed in the Lehigh Valley shops at Sayre until the strike was called last July. Besides his widow he is survived by one brother, Russell Haight of Powell and his mother, Mrs. Augusta Haight of Athens. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Handwritten "Apr 2, 1923")

Mary Nesbitt of Spencer RD Dies.

Mrs. Mary (Mayo) Nesbitt, 82, of Spencer RD 2, died at her home yesterday.

Mrs. Nesbitt was the widow of Cass Nesbitt and the daughter of the late Theodore and Charlotte Giles Converse.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Spencer, the Spencer Grange, the Spencer Rebekah Lodge and the Home Extension Service.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church at Spencer with Rev. Robert Wills officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Spencer.

Her only survivors are cousins among whom is Mrs. Perry Tubbs of Waverly.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Richards Funeral Home in Spencer.

Quigg Albright, Grocer, Interred At Forest Home.

Final services for Quigg Albright, 54, of 217 William Street, were held at the Geer Funeral Home on Fulton street, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 with Dr. John E. Miles, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church at Syracuse, and Rev. Raymond P. Wilson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Waverly officiating. The Waverly Masonic lodge conducted the committal service at the grave in Forest Home cemetery.

Mr. Albright died Saturday following an extended illness. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Della VanAtta Albright; one son, Howard, who was associated with him in a grocery business; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Lunger, of Meshoppen, Pa.; a half brother, Shaylor Shipman, of Waverly; two half sisters, Mrs. Pearl Kenyon and Mrs. Gesta Swartwood, of Binghamton; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr Albright was born at Shipman Hollow on July 21, 1881, the son of Adam and Barbara (Bowman) Albright. Thirty-two years ago he became a resident of Waverly and has lived here ever since. He has during that time been engaged in the grocery business. His store is located at the corner of North Chemung and Chemung Streets.

Mr. Albright was a Republican and in the November election chosen by the voters for the position of school director representing the Town of Barton. He was a member of the Waverly Baptist church; the Waverly Masonic Lodge, 407; Waverly Royal Arch masons; St. Omar’s Commandery of Elmira; Waverly IOOF, 219; Spanish Hill Encampment, 51; Waverly Moose lodge, and Cayuta Hose company. He also served as song leader for the Tioga County Firemen’s Association.

Pall-bearers at the funeral were as follows: Edgar D. Sebring, W. E. Robinson, Archie Brink, Harvey Bruster, Fred Pike and Harry B. Smith, all members of Waverly Masonic lodge, 407.

The only organization attending in a body was Cayuta Hose Company, others were represented.

(Handwritten "Nov. 30, 1935")

Van Atta, Archie E. of 9 West Tioga St., Spencer, N.Y. Wednesday May 7, 1969 at home. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Spencer, Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. B. Jayne of the Federated Church of Spencer officiating. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer. Survived by wife, Helen Scofield Van Atta of Spencer; son, Max Van Atta of Spencer; three grandchildren; niece and nephew and several cousins. He was the owner and operator of the VanAtta Chevrolet which began in 1929 in Spencer, and later opeed (sic) up a branch in Owego. He belonged to the Federated Church of Spencer and he was the past master of the Masonic Lodge No. 290 of Spencer. He belonged to the Kiwanis of Owego, member of American Legion in Spencer, served as Village Trustee and on Spencer School Board, veteran of Army in World War I.
 
 

Former Waverly Woman is Dead.

Mrs. Pearl Kenyon, 80, of Riverside, N.Y., formerly of Waverly, died in Charles Wilson Memorial hospital, Johnson City, Monday at 9:40 a.m.

Mrs. Kenyon moved to Riverside from Waverly many years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry Lewis of Riverside and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the J. F. Rice funeral home, 150 Main street, Johnson City, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Valentine Parker will officiate. Burial will be in Riverhurst cemetery, Endicott.

(Handwritten "Oct. 11 - 48")

A. E. VanAtta, Auto Dealer, Dead at Age 77.

Apencer (sic) - Archie E. VanAtta, owner and operator of Van Atta Chevrolet here and Owego died Wednesday following an extended illness. He was 77.

Mr. Van Atta as a World War I veteran and former member of the Spencer Village and School Boards.

Mr. Van Atta was a member of the federated church in Spencer and Masonic Lodge No. 290. He also belonged to the Owego Kiwanis and Elks lodge and the Spencer American Legion.

Mabel Pine Services Held.

Largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Pine of 124 1-2 Chemung St., Waverly, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly.

Rev. William Wells, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel, officiated and burial was in the Halsey Valley Cemetery with Rev. Wells officiating at graveside.

Pallbearers were Paul Pine, Charles King, David Hoyt, Clifford, Howard and Albert Nichols.

Many attended memorial services Thursday evening at 7 o’clock for the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary No. 7 of Waverly and again at 8 o’clock for Halsey Valley Grange, No. 1318.

There were many floral tributes.

Haight-Watson.

Waverly - Miss Lillian M. Haight of 26 N. Chemung Street, and Clark W. Watson, son of Mrs. Clark Watson of Schenectady, were married Friday morning, January 11, at 11 0'clock in parsonage of the Methodist church. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Roswell W. Lyon, Miss Edna Mae Haight, sister of the bride, and Lt. Loren Bigger, USMCR, were the attendants.

The bride wore a rose-beige dressmaker suit with brown accessories. Her flowers were gardenias. Her attendant wore a dove-gray wool dress with a corsage of pink roses.

Mrs. Watson is a graduate of Waverly high school, class of 1941, and attended New York State College at Albany. She was employed in the Methods department of the Eclipse Machine Division in Elmira.

The groom is a graduate of Knot Terrace high school, Schenectady, and attended Mississippi State College before entering the Army. After his return from the European Theater, where he served two years as a S/Sergeant in the 9th Air Force, he received his honorable discharge at Fort Dix, N.J.

After a short wedding trip, the couple will reside in Schenectady.

(Handwritten "Jan. 11, 1946")

Mr. George M. Thompson and Miss Edith M. VanAtta were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. E. M. Park, on Grove street last Saturday evening. The Rev. Allen C. Prescott, rector of Christ Church, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by the families and a few friends of the contracting parties. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Thompson received the congratulations of those present, and a wedding supper was served. Both young people are well known in this village, and their many friends are pleased to extend to them very best wishes for a long and happy life. The affair was in the line of a surprise, as they wished to avoid the usual elaborate wedding preparations and start on life’s journey together in a quiet way. Their plans for the future are as yet undecided upon, but for the present they will remain in Cuba and make their home for a time, at least, with the groom’s parents, Highway Commissioner and Mrs. David Thompson, of Grove street.

Otis Van Atta, Newly-Elected Spencer Grange Officer, Dies.

Spencer - Only a few hours after he had been installed as chaplain of Spencer Grange, 1110, Otis E. Van Atta, 87, died unexpectedly at the home of his son, Archie Van Atta in the village.

Mr. Van Atta, a former chaplain of Tioga County Pomona Grange and a former master of Spencer Grange, has appeared in good health at installation ceremonies Saturday night. Early Sunday morning he collapsed shortly after rising from bed, and died soon after.

Mr. Van Atta for many years conducted a farm on the Dean Creek Rd. He was a member of the Spencer Baptist Church.

Albert A. Gleason, 74, of 77 Rush Avenue, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera B. Gleason; one brother, Marvin Gleason; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Gage, and Mrs. Carrie Day; several nieces and nephews, all of Binghamton. The body was moved to the Prentice Funeral Home, 55 Main Street, where friends may call this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Smith, Neil G.

Age 7, of 55 W. Shore Drive, Spencer, N.Y., on Saturday, June 17, 1967, following a long illness. Funeral Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Spencer, at convenience of family. Rev. Ernest A. Lantz, Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Neil Smith; maternal grandparents, Izaac Decker and Mrs. Heiena Takala, Spencer; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Smith, Spencer; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends are requested to make contributions to National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, 202 East 44th St., N.Y., N.Y.

Margaret Smith Of Spencer Dies At Age 73.

Mrs. Margaret Z. Smith, 73, of Spencer RD 2, died Wednesday at the Tioga General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Spencer, Nov. 30, 1896, the daughter of the late Robert and Anna Puderbaugh Eastham, she was an active member of the Federated Church of Spencer and was a member of the Women’s Circle of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Paul J. Smith, at home; six sons, Paul E. Smith of Leesburg, Fla.; Robert L. Smith of Spencer; Carl D. Smith of Richford, N.Y.; Lelland K. Smith of Richafield Springs; G. Neil Smith of Spencer and Stephen F. smith of West Babylon, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie L. Dannemann of Spencer and Mrs. Carl M. Lent of Van Etten; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd F. Eastham of Spencer and A. Rome Eastham of Van Etten.

Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home in Spencer, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John L. Brown of McGraw, N.Y., officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer.

Constance Arcesi Is Engaged.

1951 Waverly Graduate to Wed Edwin C. Albright.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arcesi of 73 Lincoln street, Waverly, announce the engagement of their daughter, Constance Joan Arcesi to Edwin C. Albright, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gertrude Albright of 217 William street, Waverly.

The bride-elect is a 1951 graduate of Waverly High school.

Mr. Albright is assigned on the USS Manchester, which is docked at Long Beach, Calif.

Carl Haight is Fatally Injured When Pole Breaks.

Luther’s Mills Youth Is Victim of Accident on Telephone Line Near West Franklin; Was Graduate of Towanda High School.

Towanda, Dec. 11 - Suffering fatal injuries when a telephone pole on which he was working between Fairview and West Franklin snapped off at the bottom, crushing him to the ground after a 30 foot fall, Carl Haight, 21, of Luthers Mills, died yesterday afternoon a few hours after the accident.

Carrying a line for the Fairview Telephone company by whom he was employed, the young man had strapped himself to the pole and was unable to swing free of it when it broke.

Haight was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Seward Haight of Luthers Mills and a graduate of Luthers Mills and Towanda High schools. Only eight months ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth Darrow of Fairview.

Wed in Church Rites.

Miss Constance Arcesi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arcesi of 73 Lincoln street, Waverly, became the bride of Edwin Albright, son of Mrs. Gertrude Albright, 217 William street, Waverly, August 9, in St. James Catholic church of Waverly. Mr. and Mrs. Albright will make their home in San Francisco, Calif., where Mr. Albright is stationed with the U.S. Navy, at present.

Caption: Survey Leaders. Looking over materials to be used for survey throughout Cowanesque Valley are committee chairmen (from left) Mrs. Wallace Howard, William Buckingham Jr., Mrs. Stanford Leathers and Mrs. Donald Russell.

Survey on Medical Needs Set.

Knoxville - The Penn-York Hospital Association will survey the medical needs of 100 random households in the Cowanesque Valley to determine possible eligibility for the Rural American Medical Program (RAMP).

The local group’s goal is to establish a medical center and nursing home in the valley in cooperation with RAMP.

Questions in the survey will include types of personal insurance, age groups, number of persons per households and present availability of medical personnel and facilities.

Committee chairmen for the project are: Westfield, Mrs. Frank Lewis; Elkland and Farmington, Mrs. Wallace Howard; Osceola and Nelson, William Buckingham Jr.; Knoxville and Cowanesque, Mrs. Stanford Leathers. Mrs. Donald Russell is president of the organization.

Couple Happily Surprise Friends.

Miss Edna Griffiths and E. J. Merchant Married in Rochester.

Announcement has been made of the marriage in Rochester on June 30 of Miss Edna Griffiths of Waverly and E. J. Merchant of Chemung. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dillingham of that city. Friends of the couple, alwas (sic, this whole sentence did not make sense.) to take place soon, were not though surmising that the event told of their plans, and the announcement caused considerable surprise.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Griffiths of Ithaca street. She is a graduate of the Waverly high school and for the past year has been teaching in Big Flats. Mr. Merchant is also a Waverly high school graduate and is principal of the Chemung school. Both have hosts of friends who wish them happiness.

Mr. and Mrs. Mercant (sic) came to Waverly after the ceremony and after spending a few days at the bride’s home left for Geneseo, N.Y., where both are taking a summer course in the State Normal school. Both will teach in Chemung next year.

Cortright-Albright.

Miss Gertrude Cortright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cortright of Cayuta avenue, and Howard Albright, son of Mr and Mrs. Quigg Albright of William street, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage Saturday, July 4, by the Rev. John S. Crompton.

Miss Barbara Albright, sister of the groom, and Albert Cortright, brother of the bride, attended the couple. The parents of both bride and groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Fay Cortright witnessed the ceremony.

The wedding party were taken to the home of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served to about 25 guests.

The newly married couple are spending a week at a cottage on the Susquehanna. They will reside for the present with the groom’s parents.

(Handwritten "1925")

Review, Towanda, PA.

Walter Lunger Taken By Death.

Former Athens Man Passes Away at Covington, Virginia.

Athens, March 18 - Word of the death of Walter Lunger, 39, son of Mrs. Louisa Lunger of Maple Street, Athens, in Covington, Va., Monday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock, was received here today. Details of the cause of death are not known.

Mr. Lunger was a resident of Covington, was associated as an engineer and instructor with the West Virginia Paper and Pulp Company. He was water supply supervisor.

Well known in Athens, Mr. Lunger attended Athens schools. He was a graduate of Athens High School and starred as a football player during his years in high school. He was a member of the Covington lodge F. and A. M.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, John and James, at home in Covington; his mother; two sisters, Miss Julia Lunger, of Athens and Mrs. Howard Brown of Endicott, N.Y.; and one brother, Earl, of Meshoppen. His wife is the former Miss Genevieve Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Brown of Paine street, Athens.

The body will be brought to Athens and the funeral service will be held in the Powers funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Thomas G. Swales, pastor of the First Methodist church of Athens, will officiate. Burial will be in the Tioga Point cemetery. There will be a Masonic service at the grave.

Marion E. Wilbur Dies Following Extended Illness.

Mrs. Marion L. Wilber (sic), 55, of 7 N. Chemung St., Waverly, died Saturday morning at the Tioga General Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Waverly on Aug. 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Genevieve Cashdollar Richards and had been a lifelong resident.

She was a member of the Betowski-VandeMark American Legion Auxiliary Unit 492 of Waverly and the auxiliary of the Cayuta Hose Company of Waverly.

Survivors include her husband, Henry, at home; two sons, Henry R. with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Carl R., at home; two daughters, Genevieve and Mary, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Anna) Boyle of Nichols, and one brother, Ellsworth Richards of Waverly, RD 2; two nieces and one nephew.

Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, this afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.

Funeral and committal services will be held there Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Burdette Mason, pastor of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene of Elmira, officiating.

Burial will be in Ellistown Cemetery.

Members of the Waverly Fire Department and Cayuta Hose Auxiliary will hold memorial services at the funeral home this evening at 7:30.

Miss Albright Married to F. E. Roney Jr.

Waverly - Miss Charlotte Louise Albright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Albright of 217 William St., and Frank E. Roney Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roney Sr. of 513 Waverly St., were married at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 27, 1947, in the Methodist Church.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick, pastor. The traditional wedding music was played by Mrs. John F. Krill, church organist, Mrs. Carl Etshman of Sayre sang, "I Love You Truly" an "Because."

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin gown with sweetheart neckline, snug bodice with drape around the waist and bustle in back. She wore a finger-tip veil and head piece of ivory satin with orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white roses.

Her sister, Priscilla Albright, wore a powder blue taffeta gown with lace peplum, and high neck line and carried a bouquet of pink roses.

Gerald Wilcox of Waverly was best man and Howard Albright Jr., brother of the bride, and Jack McNamara, both of Waverly, were ushers.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Iron Kettle Inn at 11 a.m. for members of the immediate families and the bridal party. A reception was held at the home of the bride beginning at 1 p.m.

The couple will motor to Buffalo and then back to Kansas City where they will reside.

The bride graduated from Waverly High School and has been employed in the Waverly office of the New York Telephone Co. Mr. Roney graduated from Waverly High School and served two years in the Army Air Forces, one year of which was in the Pacific area. He is now attending school at Kansas City.

Molly J. Fairbanks of Athens Church Bride of Henry R. Wilber.

Miss Molly Joanne Fairbanks of 108 E. Vanderbilt St., Athens, became the bride of Henry Richard Wilber of 7 N. Chemung St., Waverly, in a double ring ceremony held Saturday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church. Rev. George Kramer performed the ceremony before an alter decorated with white gladioli and white carnations.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Fairbanks of 108 E. Vanderbilt St., Athens. The bridegroom is the son of Henry Wilber of 7 N. Chemung St., Waverly.

Playing traditional wedding music was organist, Mrs. Florence Gable.

Miss Eileen Tolbert of Sayre RD 2, was the bride’s only attendant.

The bridegroom’s best man was Donald Casterline of 27 Ball St., Waverly. Ushers were George Wheeler of 14 Johnson St., Waverly and Carl Wilber of 7 N. Chemung St., Waverly, brother of the bridegroom.

Given in marriage by her brother, Norman Fairbanks, the bride wore a white bonded crepe, floor length gown with bell sleeves accented on the edge with lace and repeated on the bodice. Her pillbox headpiece was accented with a fingertip veil and lace. She carried a bouquet of white carnations, and baby’s breath with a red pin-in corsage.

Her only attendant wore a deep forest green gown with lace sleeves and a velvet bow featured on the bodice. Her headpiece was a lace bow trimmed with velvet to match her gown. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and baby’s breath. The bride’s and attendant’s gowns were made by Mrs. Florence Thompson of Waverly.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Waverly American Legion Home.

For her traveling outfit, the bride chose a navy blue and white dress accented with red accessories and a red corsage.

Mrs. Wilber was prenuptially entertained at three variety showers given by Mrs. Paul Searfoss and Mrs. Vivian Cooper, Paula Thompson and Mary Wilber, Eileen Tolbert and Mary Shaunbacker.

Mr. Wilber is a 1966 graduate of Waverly Senior High School and served two years with the Army, completing one in Vietnam. He is employed with Henson Moving and Storage, Waverly.

The couple will reside at the Sunset Trailer Court, Lot No. 10, Waverly.

The Evening Times, Sayre, Pa., Tuesday, February 13, 1940

Most of Tioga Museum Maps Were Products of Flower-Walker Family.

Athens, Feb. 13 - "In Pennsylvania History," a magazine for January, Tioga Point museum, successor to the old Tioga point Historical society, of which the late N. F. Walker was the first secretary, received editorial mention as having lately affiliated with the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical societies.

The museum, described as one of the most important organizations in this section of Pennsylvania, is stated to have "one of the finest manuscript and museum collections in the state. It carries on numerous services which are designed to make its facilities readily available for the schools and general public, as well as providing important documentary materials of assistance to researchers."

The listing of the museum holdings in the recent Guide to Depositories of Manuscript Collections in Pennsylvania has already brought queries from many quarters, including Columbia university. Mention in the "Guide" of the Walker-Flower-Franklin collection was especially gratifying to N. F. Walker, who received a copy shortly before his death, reporting it at the last annual meeting of the association.

The Franklin collection, part of which was assembled by the antiquarians David Craft and Edward Herrick, was consulted last summer by Professor A. L. Olson of Marshal college, W. Va., who incorporated considerable material from it in his book on the "Economic Causes of Migration from Connecticut in the Eighteenth Century." Among the items filed and catalogued in a Franklin diary and an account of the Battle of Wyoming; a letter from Philadelphia prison where Franklin was confined for plotting an independent state, capital Athens, on the northern border; and his pardon, labelled (sic) in his own hand "Absolution from Governor Mifflin."

Colonel John Franklin, great-great grandfather of N. F. Walker, and resembling him in many respects, was an outstanding figure in early Pennsylvania history, and the burning Feb. 6 of his homestead which has stood nearly a century and a half in East Athens, to which more than one historically minded group has made pilgrimage, will be widely mourned. A pen-and-ink sketch of the old house, along with Franklin’s portrait, will be placed on display in the Museum shortly. Franklin, an old Indian fighter and Revolutionary veteran, was a staunch defender of the rights of Connecticut settlers as against Pennsylvania claimants, up and down the county and in the legislature.

Zephon Flower Collection

Only eight days before the catastrophic fire in with N. F. Walker lost his life, at the annual meeting of the museum which as trustee he attended, arrangements were formulated for new mahogany cases, the gift of William Markham, to house, in the fireproof museum, additional items of local interest which Mr. Walker had inherited from his great-grandfather Zephon Flower. Flower, our first resident surveyor, came when the state line was run in 1785-6, his year-books of local work running from 1792 to about 1840. Surveys and a mass of genealogical records of local families gathered by Zephon Flower Walker (Husband of Zuliema Flower and father of N. F. Walker), during the last ten years of his life, (1888-98), were also to be photostated or typed and filed for consultation by the public. The bulk of these papers is believed to have been saved.

The majority of the historical maps in the museum, including those reproduced in L. W. Murray’s "Old Tioga Point and Early Athens" (1908), are all the product of this one family of gifted, accurate and conscientious surveyors and geographers, to three generations of which our entire region owes on (sic) incalculable debt of gratitude, and whose like we shall hardly see again, Dr. Elsie Murray stated today.

Milton Eastham.

Milton Eastham, 65, of this village died Sunday night, December 1, 1935, in the Rome City Hospital, where he had been confined for three days. While Mr. Eastham had been failing in health for some quite some time, he was not seriously ill until a few days prior to his removal to the hospital.

Mr. Eastham was born in Auburn, N.Y., January 18, 1870, being a son of Edmund and Lucy Armstrong Eastham. On December 20, 1894, he married Miss Helen A. Swanson, Camden, who died on October 2, 1918.

At the age of 22 he learned telegraphy, which vocation he followed for the remainder of his life. His first assignment was agent at McConnellsville for the old E.C.&N., and later he held a similar position at Ludlowville, N.Y. In 1902, he came to Camden to work for the New York Central, later going to Canton, N.Y., and returning to Camden as station agent in 1907, working there both as agent and operator until about three years ago when he went to McConnellsville as agent and operator, which position he held at the time of his death.

He was a member of the M. E. Church and a member of its official board. He also was a member of Philanthropic Lodge No. 164 F.&A.M., serving as Master during the year 1930.

Surviving are two sons, Milton Earl and John Edmund Eastham; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Brown, Spencer, N.Y., Mrs. Stephen Hazen, Sayre, Pa., and four grandchildren, Donald, Barbara, Helen and Muriel Eastham.

Mr. Eastham was a man of fine characters and ideals that make for the best citizenship. His memory will long be cherished by the legion of friends who prized his friendship, his honorable make-up, his big heart and sympathetic disposition.

The bearers were T. Clinton Phelps, John A. Litts, L. W. Rosa, T. T. Smith, Lawton Scoville, and J. A. Mosier.

Funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of John Eastham on Second Street, the Rev. W. K. Bradshaw officiating. Burial was made in Forest Park Cemetery, with Masonic honors conducted by Waverly Brother Warren N. Osburn of Baldwinsville acting as Master. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Undertaker J. Floyd Smith.

In attendance from out town (sic) were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hazen, Sayre, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Douglas, Owego; Mrs. Arthur Brown, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Manzer, Lyons Falls; Miss Jane Durgee, Utica; Mrs. F. Alexander Crumb, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Betts, Mr. George Pike of Utica. Camden _____ Journal.

Mr. Eastham learned _______ the old E. C. & N. Railroad in Spencer.

Martha Albright Weds Edgar Tulloch At Ithaca Ceremony.

Miss Martha Albright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. De Mont J. Albright of Newfield, and Edgar J. Tulloch of Schaghticoke, were married Tuesday, June 25, 1946 by the Rev. Earl A. Noyes, pastor of the State Street Methodist Church of Ithaca.

The ceremony took place in the garden of the home of the bride. Ferns and evergreens formed the background, with floral decorations of yellow roses and mock orange.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white satin bodice and net shirt, three quarter length sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Her fingertip veil hung from a satin band which encircled her head; she carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas, and also wore a necklace of pearls given her by the groom.

The matron of honor was Mrs. Cyrl Terry of Ithaca, sister of the bride, who was attired in a blue net gown and a Juliet cap of the same material, and carried pink roses and sweet peas.

Herbert Newlove of Utica, fraternity brother of the groom, was best man. Miss Trudie Poelna, sorority sister of the bride, sag (sic) "I Love You Truly," "Always," and "Because." Mrs. Richard Albright, sister-in-law of the bride, accompanied Miss Poelna at the piano and also played the Bridal March, and Mendelssohn’s Recessional.

Richard Albright, brother of the bride, took numerous pictures during and after the ceremony.

The bride’s mother wore a two-piece navy blue dress with blue accessories, and a corsage of red carnations. The bridegroom’s mother wore a blue print dress with white accessories and a corsage of red carnations.

The reception was held on the lawn. Miss Jean E. Albright, cousin of the bride, and Miss Mary L. Montecalvo, college rommate (sic) of the bride, served at the table which was decorated with red roses and a three tier wedding cake.

Mrs. Tulloch received her B. S. degree from the New York State College for Teachers at Buffalo, and is at present teaching at the Thomas Indian School at Iroquois. The bridegroom has completed three years at the New York State Teachers’ College at Buffalo and has spent three years in the army, two of which he served in the China-Bermuda-India theater. He was discharged from the service in December and is completing his studies at Buffalo.

Guests at the wedding were present from Newfield, Ithaca, Utica, Whitesboro, Albion, Batavia, Binghamton, Waverly, Mechanicsville and Schaghticoke.

For traveling, Mrs. Tulloch wore a flowered jersey dress with white accessories and a band of red roses in her hair. Her coat was a light grey topper. After a wedding trip through the Adirondacks, the couple will make their home in Buffalo.

Caption: Family Affair - On hand to mark the 30th anniversary of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pitcher of Maine, were four daughter and three sons. The children served as hosts at an "opens house" celebration held at the Pitcher home. Left to right, standing, are William Pitcher, Miss Eloise Pitcher, Richard Pitcher, Mrs. Richard Payne and Jack Pitcher. Seated are Mrs. James Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. Pitcher and Mrs. William Hust.

Mr., Mrs. Lawrence Pitcher Married 30 Years.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pitcher of Maine were honored recently at an "open house" celebration which marked their 30th wedding anniversary.

The couple’s seven children served as hosts during the affair, held at the Pitcher home. A three-tiered anniversary cake and centerpiece of spring flowers were used on the refreshment table.

The couple was married May 10, 1920 by the Rev. Ralph Gould, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Drake, at State Road, Binghamton.

The couple has lived in Maine for 29 years. They have eight grandchildren.

Among those honoring the couple were Mr. and Mrs. William Ellison of Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. James Tuttle of Union District; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Livingston, Mrs. Mayme Houck and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Benjamin of Johnson City; Mrs. Bruce White and son Byron and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Baxter of Owego.

Bert Baxter of Owego; Miss S. Genevieve Dayton of Binghamton; Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Gould of Berkshire; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sickman of Ithaca; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Taylor of Apalachin.

From Maine - B. A. Drake, Mrs. Fannie Atwater, Mr. and Mrs. Durward Dence, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ingalls (the attendants at the wedding), O. L. Ketchum, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lawton, Mrs. Joseph Cornell, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Merrill and Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Lewis and Joanne and Ronnie, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tymeson, Mrs. Mabel Wiswell, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Comstock, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ingalls, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brigham, Mrs. Marjorie Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tompkins.

Mrs. Pitcher has worked 9 years in Retail Stores Dept., E. J. Sales Building.

Elmer Merrill, Waverly Realtor, Dies at 75 Years.

Elmer L. Merrill, 75, of 479 Waverly St., a Waverly realtor, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at the Corning, N.Y., Hospital. He was attending activities at the Corning Consistory when he was stricken and admitted to the hospital.

Born in Bumpville, Pa., on March 7, 1894, he was the son of the late Justice O. and Carrie Bradley Merrill.

He moved to the Valley as a small boy and attended Waverly schools. For many years, he had been a real estate broker with the Valley Realty Agency and in recent years was proprietor of the Agency. During his earliest days in the area, he was employed by Harper’s Waverly Newsstand for 23 years.

A well-known auctioneer, he operated a community auction in Waverly for over 15 years.

He was married to the former Louise Gertrude Harris of East Smithfield on July 15, 1915. She died Nov. 8, 1948.

Mr. Merrill married the former Ethe (sic) V. Wilcox, who survives on May 29, 1951.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waverly and its Baraca Class; member of Waverly Lodge 407, F&AM, Kalurah Temple Shrine of Binghamton and a member of the Corning Consistory, 32nd Degree. Mr. Merrill was also a 33rd Degree Mason.

He was also a member of the Pen-York Scottish Rite Association, past president of the Bradford County Shrine Association, a 50-year member of Manoca Lodge 219 I.O.O.F. of Waverly; a 50-year member of Waverly Lodge 1490, Loyal Order of the Moose and a member of the Waverly Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel, at home; four sons, Howard of Upland, Calif., Lee and Robert of Waverly RD 2, and Donald of Waverly; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lillian) Warren of Waverly, RD 2, and Mrs. Dorothy Rinebold of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother, Leslie O. Merrill of Tampa, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Another brother, J. William Merrill, died in 1951.

Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, this evening from 7 to 9 and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Funeral services will be held there Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Clifford Bemmesberger, pastor of the Waverly First Baptist Church, officiating.

Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly.

Masonic services will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 at the funeral home and members of the Baraca Class of the Baptist Church will hold memorial services at 8 o’clock.

The family would appreciate memorial gifts to be directed to the Masonic Brotherhood Fund or to the Memorial Fund of the Waverly Baptist Church.

Syracuse Herald-American, Sunday _______ (Pg. 16)

Ruth E. Van Atta ______

Day by Day - A Society Reporter Gathers the News.

Lighted candles in 10 candelabras and an illumined cross over the alter gave a soft radiance to the background of greens and white flowers for the marriage ceremony in Good Will Congregational Church last night. The bride was Miss Ruth Ellen Van Atta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Raymond Van Atta, 2032 Bellevue av.; the bridegroom, Richard Albert Church, 134 Oakley dr. The service was read at 8 o’clock by the Rev. Dr. Ellsworth C. Reamon, minister of Betts Memorial Universalist Church. Miss Geraldine Arnold gave an organ recital during seating of the guests. Ada Finney Owens sang.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore white satin, fashioned with a fitted bodice and full skirt with a long train. Her tulle veil, full length, was arranged with a tiara of orange blossoms. The bride’s pearls were the bridegroom’s gift. The bridal bouquet was a crescent shaped arrangement of gardenias and white orchids. Mrs. S. Earll (sic) Church, Jr., the bridegroom’s sister-in-law, was the other attendant. Mrs. Church, Jr., wore pink marquisette; Mrs. Van Atta was in pale blue. Their floral headdresses were similar to their bouquets of delphinium and sweetheart roses. Their mitts matched their frocks.

S. Earll Church, Jr. was best man for his brother. Ushers were Harry R. Van Atta, the bride’s brother, and Robert W. Clark. Mrs. Van Atta, the bride’s mother, was gowned in navy blue and had an orchid bouquet. Mrs. Church, mother of the bridegroom, wore grey crepe with navy accessories. Her bouquet was orchids. There was a reception in the Van Atta home where the bride’s table was centered with a bride’s cake, flanked by clusters of spring flowers and lighted by tapers. The rooms were set with Rhododendron, snapdragon and gladioli. When the couple left on a trip, the bride wore a aqua gabardine with navy blue accessories and had an orchid bouquet.

The couple will live in 75 Bethlehem Pike, Philadelphia, Pa. The bride formerly was employed in the office of Fraser Brothers, attorneys. The bridegroom was graduated from Syracuse University College of Applied Science. He is affiliated with Theta Tau and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is employed in the Philadelphia office of Carrier Corp. Several social affairs honored the bride prior to her wedding.

Ernie Pyle

Editor’s Note: This is Ernie Pyle’s last column. It is a beautiful tribute to Fred Painton, war correspondent who died of natural causes on Guam a few weeks ago. Ernie was on Okinawa when he was informed of Mr. Painton’s death. Ernie took time out from covering the war to write this touching story about his friend. Only a few days later Ernie was killed. We know he would have wanted us to publish this article.

Okinawa - (By Navy Radio) - This is a column about Fred Painton, the war correspondent who dropped dead on Guam a short time ago.

Fred wrote war articles for Reader’s Digest and many other magazines. He even gambled his future once writing a piece for the Saturday Evening Post about me.

Fred was one of the little group of real oldtimers in the European war. He was past 49 and an overseas veteran of the last war. His son is grown and in the Army. Fred had seen a great deal of war for a man his age.

He was just about to start back to America when he died. He had grown pretty weary of war. He was anxious to get home to have some time with his family.

But I’m sure he had no inkling of death, for he told me in Guam of his postwar plans to take his family and start on an ideal and easy life of six months in Europe, six in America. He had reached the point where life was nice.

Fred Painton was one of the modest people; I mean real down-deep modest. He had no side whatever, no ax to grind, no coy ambition.

He loved to talk and his words bore the authority of sound common sense. He had no intellectualisms. His philosophy was the practical kind. He was too old and experienced and too wise in the ways of human nature to belittle his fellow man for the failures that go with trying hard.

Fred didn’t pretend to literary genius, but his did pride himself on a facility for production. He could get a thousand dollars apiece for his articles and he wrote a score of them a year. And his pieces, like himself, were always honest. I’ve known him to decline to do an assignment when he felt the subject prohibited his doing it with complete honesty.

Fred’s balding head and crooked nose, his loud and friendly nasal voice, his British Army trousers and short leggings were familiar in every campaign in Europe.

He took rough life as it came and complained about nothing, except for an occasional bout with the censors. And even there he made no enemies for he was always sincere.

There were a lot of people Fred didn’t like, and being no introvert nobody within earshot knew whom he didn’t like and why. And I have never known him to dislike anyone who wasn’t a phony.

Fred and I have traveled through lots of war together. We did those bitter cold days, early in Tunisia and we were the last stragglers out of Sicily.

We both came home for short furloughs after Sicily. The Army provided me with a powerful No. 2 air priority, while Fred had only the routine No. 3.

We left the airport at Algiers within four hours of each other on the same morning. I promised Fred I would call his wife and tell her he would be home within a week.

When I got to New York I called the Painton home at Westport, Conn. Fred answered the phone himself. He had beat me home by three days on his measly little priority! He never got over kidding me about that.

As the war years rolled by we have become so indoctrinated into sudden and artificially imposed death that natural death in a combat zone seems incongruous, and almost as though the one who died had been cheated.

Fred had been through the mill. His ship was torpedoed out from under him in the Mediterranean. Antiaircraft fire killed a man beside him in a plane over Morocco.

He had gone on many invasions. He was in Cassino. He was ashore at Iwo Jima. He was certainly living on borrowed time. To many a man in the line today fear is not so much of death itself, but fear of the terror and anguish and utter horror that precedes death in battle.

I have no idea how Fred Painton would have liked to die. But somehow I’m glad he didn’t have to go through the unnatural terror of dying on the battlefield. For he was one of my dear friends and I know that he, like myself, had come to feel that terror.

Mrs. Oliver P. Morse.

Mrs. Rose Park Morse, wife of Oliver P. Morse, died suddenly Saturday night at her home near this city after an illness of a few hours. She was born at Litchfield, Pa., a daughter of Owen Park and Polly Snyder.

Mr. and Mrs. Park (sic) purchased their home four months ago. They formerly resided in Goshen. She is survived by her husband and two children, Harry L. of Newburgh, and Cora Belle at home. Mrs. Morse was a member of the Athens, Pa., Universalist Church.

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By Joyce M. Tice
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