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John W. Pellet was born 6 April 1815 at Pellettown, Frankford Township, Sussex County, New Jersey the son of Obadiah Pellet and Charlotte Westbrook and was the eighth child of fourteen children of this marriage. He was of the sixth generation of Pellets in America, a descendant of Thomas Pellet of Concord, Massachusetts and through his grandmother, Mary Bradford Pellet he was descended from William Bradford, a passenger on the Mayflower. Some researchers have indicated his middle name was Westbrook but there is no documentation for this and he had a brother Richard Westbrook Pellet. His middle name could have been William and named after his grandfather. John m. Sarah Ann Wyker born 1815 Sussex County, New Jersey the eldest child of Henry Wyker and Mary VanSickle. Her full date of birth has not been found. The date of their marriage is also unknown but probably in 1834 or 1835. John and Sarah were farmers residing at Pellettown in Sussex County. John was bequeathed a total of 336 acres of land in the Will of his father, appointed guardian of a niece and nephew, and was one of the three executors of his father’s Will dated 14 January 1846 to which was added a codicil 18 April 1848. His father died 12 May 1849 and was buried in the Beemer Meeting House Cemetery near Pellettown. John and Sarah had a son die in March and a daughter die in April of the same year who were buried beside their grandfather. Four years later another son died who was buried beside his brother and sister and John’s mother died 19 April 1854. Seven days after her death, John and Sarah sold their farm in Pellettown and removed with five children to central Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania where many Sussex County, New Jersey families had settled and in adjoining Columbia Township. In May 1854 they purchased 216 acres of land from William S. Ingals. John first appears on the 1855 assessment list with 60 improved acres, 155 unimproved acres, sawmill, house, 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 carriage, 1 pair oxen, and an additional 54 unimproved acres. In July 1857 they purchased 54 acres of land from John F. Gillette. The Pellet farm was located on the main road between Coryland and Mosherville and their dwelling house was on the west side of the road. Their daughter, Mary married in 1856 George W. Noble who resided on the Noble farm situated two farms south of the Pellet farm. The Pellet family perhaps attended the Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in Wells where their eldest son Bradford was buried who died in 1860 though there is no record of them becoming members of the church. On the 1860 census enumeration, real estate valued at $10,000 and a personal estate of $1,600, one of the highest evaluations in the township. In 1863 son Charles died and was buried beside his elder brother in Coryland Cemetery. In 1864 John and Sarah sold the 54 acres to Aranthus Hyatt and in 1865 they sold the farm of 216 acres to Daniel Dalrymple. They remained in Wells, residing on the farm they had sold. In 1869 the name of John W. Pellet appears on a list of names of those who contributed money to move the Presbyterian Church at the state line to French Mill’s (now Mosherville), John contributing $2. At this time the family perhaps attended the church, which had been removed to French Mill’s (now Mosherville) as it was in closer proximity to their residence. Daughter Charlotte Garrison died in 1869 at the age of 29 at their home in Wells Township. Of John and Sarah’s nine children, only daughters Mary and Alice, and son John were now living. On the 1870 census enumeration their son in law Foster Garrison was the head of household, John and Sarah and their daughter Alice residing with Foster and his three year old son George. John’s personal estate was valued at $120 their comfortable financial affairs having declined. Daughter, Alice died in 1873 and is buried in the Mosherville Cemetery. John and Sarah lost seven of their nine children in death, five of them before attaining adulthood. Son John and wife Mary purchased 50 acres in January 1874 from her parents. This was a farm in northern Wells township bordering the New York state line and was accessed from the town of Southport, Chemung County. The road to the farm led south from Bird Creek Road in Southport and there were a few farms on the road before reaching the state line and the road then crossed the state line and ended at the Pellet residence, which was near the state line. There were two houses on the property and the Davey family (son John Allen Pellet had married Mary Elizabeth Davey and it was her parents Norman and Jeannette who resided in the one house) while John and Sarah resided in the house with their son John and family. In 1882 Jeannette Davey died there from a ruptured varicose vein. Sarah Pellet also died there but her date of death has not survived. She was alive in 1880 (June 17) when she was enumerated in that year’s federal census, but when she died is unknown. Every possible record has been researched and many individuals contacted. The date of John Pellet’s death was recorded in a letter written by a granddaughter, Grace Pellet Whitney, who was in search of her Pellet ancestry and also in records of Frances Asenath Howell who recorded many of the Pellet descendants. Grace Pellet Whitney in a letter to John J. Stanton, a cousin and Pellet descendant, wrote "My father passed away June 24, 1912. My grandfather died July 3,1892. They with my mother and grandmother are buried in the Mosherville Cemetery, Wells, Bradford Co., PA. The infant daughter of my parents is also buried in the same plot. She was the second child, her name was Charlotte." John Pellet d. 3 July 1892 and is buried in the Mosherville Cemetery. No monument marks his grave or that of his wife, Sarah. Buried on the same lot is daughter, Alice and son, John A. Pellet and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Davey and their daughter, Charlotte who died in 1873. Only Alice and Charlotte have markers.

Sarah Ann Wyker John W. Pellet

Coverlet owned by Sarah A. Pellet dated 1844. H. S. Wever perhaps initials for the weaver

Children of John and Sarah Ann:

1. Bradford Cleveland Pellet b. 6 Aug 1835 Pellettown, New Jersey d. 20 Mar 1860 buried Coryland Cemetery, Wells Township. 1860 mortality schedule relates he died of "liver complaint."

2. Mary Maria Pellet b. 28 Feb 1837 Pellettown.

3. Charlotte Rebecca Pellet b. 23 Dec 1839 Pellettown.

4. Henry Jansen Pellet b. 8 Aug 1842 Pellettown d. 23 Mar 1849 buried Beemer Meeting House Cemetery, Wantage, New Jersey.

5. John Allen Pellet b. 14 May 1845 Pellettown.

6. Emily Pellet b. 23 May 1848 d. 20 Apr 1849 buried Beemer Meeting House Cemetery, Wantage.

7. Jacob Lantz Pellet b. 18 June 1850 Pellettown d. 12 Sept 1853 buried Beemer Meeting House Cemetery, Wantage.

8. Charles Warren Pellet b. 2 July 1853 Pellettown d. 13 Feb 1863 buried Coryland Cemetery.

9. Alice Luretta Pellet b. 20 Sept 1856 Wells township d. 7 Oct 1873 buried Mosherville Cemetery, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. She is related to have attended a social function and on the way home the weather was very rainy and she became ill and developed pneumonia and died.

Died - In Wells, Bradford County Pa. on the 20th ult. Bradford C. son of John W. and Sarah A. Pellet age 24 years, 7 months, 15 days, formerly of Sussex County (Sussex Register, Newton, New Jersey, April 6, 1860).

DIED PELLET - At Wells, Bradford county, Pa., Alice Loretta, aged 17 years and 17 days, youngest daughter of John W. and Sally A. Pellet, formerly of this county (Sussex Register, Newton, New Jersey, Thursday, October 23, 1873).

Bradford Cleveland Pellet

Alice Luretta Pellet


2. Mary Maria Pellet b. 28 Feb 1837 m. 1856 in the town of Southport, Chemung County, New York, George W. Noble b. 29 May 1832 Bainbridge (that portion that is now Afton), Chenango County, New York son of Alonzo C. Noble and Aurelia Landers who removed to Wells township in 1833. George and Mary resided on the Noble farm in central Wells involved in agriculture where his parents settled, dairyman and breeder of Jersey cattle on a farm of 230 acres and a timber lot of 80 acres. George was a justice of the peace, school director, and auditor. He d. 6 Oct 1904 at the family home in Wells. Mary removed to Webb Mills, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York to reside with her daughter and there d. 2 Jan 1909. George and Mary are buried Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Mary Maria Pellet George W. Noble

George W. Noble and Maria Maria Pellet and children Ella Mary Noble and Alonzo Pellet Noble

Mary Maria Pellet

Mary Maria Pellet

George W. Noble

Noble farm

Noble farm

Noble Home

Noble Home

Four Generations of Nobles

Alonzo C. Noble, his son George W. Noble, George W. Noble’s son Alonzo Pellet Noble and Alonzo’s son Glenn Corey Noble

Four Generations of Nobles

Alonzo C. Noble, his son George W. Noble, George W. Noble’s son Alonzo Pellet Noble and Alonzo’s sons Loren David Noble and Glenn Corey Noble


Death of One of the Wealthiest and Most Respected Citizens of Wells Township.

George W. Noble died of heart trouble at his home near this place last Thursday evening. Although he had not been in good health for a number of years, he was not confined to the house but a few days. Mr. Noble was the senior member of the firm of G. W. Noble & Son, who were extensive dealers in thoroughbred stock, and was the owner of the best stock farm in this section. He was justice-of-the-peace for the past twenty years, and united with the Baptist church in early manhood, where he was a deacon at the time of his death. Mr. Noble was a devoted christian man and few men have a larger circle of friends than he. He was seventy-two years of age, and is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Joralemon of Pine City and Alonzo P. Noble of Wells. Funeral services were held at his late home last Sabbath afternoon, and were largely attended. The Rev. Francis Shearer of Elmira conducted the service. Text: 2nd Timothy 4, 6-8. Miss Wilcox sang two beautiful solos, "Lead, Kindly Light," and "Abide With Me." Funeral director Miller of Millerton was in charge. Interment at Baptist Hill cemetery (The Troy Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 13, 1904).

George W. Noble one of the best known and most extensive farmers and stockmen of western Bradford, died at his home in Wells, Oct. 6, of heart disease, in his 73rd year. He was born in Chenango county, N. Y., May 29,1832, and came with his father, Alonzo C. Noble, to Wells in 1833. He was a prominent member of the grange, had served several terms as school director and auditor and was Justice of the Peace for more than a quarter of a century. In early life he united with the Baptist church and lived an upright christian life. He married Mary Pellet of Southport, N. Y., who with one daughter, Mrs.

Edward Joralemon and one son, Alonzo P. Noble, survive him (undated obituary from scrapbook).

Mrs. Mary M. Noble, widow of George Noble, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Joralemon at Webb Mills, aged seventy-one years. Besides her daughter she is survived by one son, Alonzo P., of Wells, Pa., and one brother, J. A. Pellet, of Webbs Mills. A prayer service will be held at the home of her daughter Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will be taken to the Baptist Hill Church in

the town of Columbia, Pa., where services will be held at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Noble lived all her life in the town of Wells. For four years she had lived at the home of Mrs. Joralemon in Webbs Mills. She was well known and highly respected (Elmira Star-Gazette,

Elmira, New York, Monday, January 4, 1909).

NOBLE IN NAME; NOBLE IN DEED Webbs Mills, Jan 6 - Mrs. Mary M. Noble, widow of George Noble, was buried yesterday, the funeral being held from the Baptist Hill Church in Columbia X Roads. Burial was in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Noble died Saturday night at the home of her daughter Mrs. E. W. Joralemon in this village with whom she had lived for four years. Besides her daughter she is survived by one son Alonzo P. of Wells and a brother J. A. Pellett, also of Webbs Mills (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, Wednesday, January 6, 1909).

Children of Mary and George:

10. Ella Mary Noble b. 3 Sept 1857 Wells towsnhip, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

11. Alonzo Pellet Noble b. 13 May 1865 Wells township.

3. Charlotte Rebecca Pellet b. 23 Dec 1839 m. 1 Jan 1861 at Elmira, New York by Dr. Hull, Foster Garrison b. 30 Nov 1835 Pumpkin Hill, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania son of William Garrison and Harriet Updyke. Foster Garrison enlisted Sept 1862 in the Civil War and was discharged 17 June 1865 with the rank of quartermaster sergeant. Upon his discharge he took up farming in Wells Township on the farm that was Charlotte’s parents. Related to have united with the Baptist Church of South Creek in 1868. Charlotte d. 22 June 1869 (ts and pension application) Wells township buried Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania where many members of the Garrison family had previously been buried. Foster was enumerated in Wells Township in 1870, farmer, with real estate valued at $3,600 and a personal estate of $6,000. In his household was son George and Charlotte’s parents John and Sarah and their daughter Alice. Foster m. 8 June 1870 at the bride's home in Wells township, Malvina Harriet Queal b. 7 May 1844 daughter of Robert Queal and Sarah J. Gordon. Enumerated in South Creek township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1880. Purchased a farm in Sullivan township, Tioga County in 1881 near Elk Run. Foster and Melvina became members of the Elk Run Methodist Episopal Church. Foster applied for a pension, which he received and was residing at Elk Run, Sullivan township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Sept 1897 and Oct 1903. In 1904 removed to Mansfield. He d. 15 Nov 1904 Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania buried Jobs Corners Cemetery. Malvina resided at Mansfield and d. 21 Jan 1926 buried with Charlotte and Foster in Jobs Corners Cemetery.

Charlotte Rebecca Pellet Foster Garrison

Foster Garrison was born in Jackson township, Nov. 30, 1835. On a point of what is called Pumpkin Hill. At the age of 26 years he married Charlotte R. Pellet; but before a year had passed the excitement of war was so great that his heart could not withstand its yearnings, and loyal to his country he enlisted to its call for volunteers in September, 1862, in the 16th cavalry. He served there nearly three years; was engaged in several battles or skirmishes, and was a brave and true soldier. After his return home he embraced religion and united with the Baptist church of South Creek in 1868. In 1865 after his return from the service, he bought a farm in the township of Wells. Here with his wife he entered upon the duties of a farmer, tilling the soil and caring for his family, which consisted of his wife and two children, Ottie Carl and George E. There he lived a prosperous life until June 8, 1869 his wife died, and he was left to care for his children alone. This he could not do and in June 1870 he was again married to Melvina H. Queal of Wells. Three children were born to them, Herman D., Henry F., and Burke E. In 1881 he bought a farm in Sullivan known as the Hodge farm. He and his wife united with the Elk Run M. E. church, where they walked hand in hand in the Master's vineyard, toiling not for the riches of earth, but for the treasures of heaven. For twenty years or more he bore the heat and burden of farm life. He reared up his boys and saw them all married to good and noble wives. He was kind and devoted father, and his and noblest ef (portion missing). For a number of years Mr. Garrison worked under failing health and finally gave up farming entirely. In 1904 he left the farm and moved to Mansfield where he lived only a few months until he died Nov. 5, 1904. He joined the M. E. church in Mansfield by letter, and though not able to attend many of its means of grace, his heart and prayers were ever with the church he so much loved. He was an earnest, thoughtful christian man, ever loyal and true to the church he served for many years. His words of kindness and acts of love to pastors and their families, to neighbors and friends or any one whom he had an opportunity to help in any way, showed him to be a noble christian man. As his health failed he relied more and more upon the work Jesus Christ had done for him. His prayers were for the happiness of his loved ones, whom he knew he must soon leave. His last days were spent with his dear ones who tenderly cared for him, and when his last moments came, he passed quietly from earth to dwell with Christ. The funeral services were held at Jobs Corners and were conducted by Rev. D. Stoker, W. H. Yard, of Horseheads, and Rev. Paul Smith. His remains were laid to resit in the cemetery at that place (Mansfield Advertiser, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, August 30, 1905).

Mrs. Melvina H. Garrison died at the home of her son, Herman Garrison, of Austinville, Pa., Thursday afternoon at 4:50 o'clock, aged eighty(c)one years. She is survived by the following sons: Herman, of Austinville, Pa.; Harry, of Mansfield, Pa.; and Burke, of Elmira. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Job's Corners church. Burial in Job's Corners cemetery. The Rev. C. G. McConnell, of Centenary M. E. church of Elmira will officiate (obituary).

Children of Charlotte and Foster:

12. Ottie Carl Garrison b. 3 Sept 1861 d. 22 Mar 1863 buried Jobs Corners Cemetery.

13. George Edwin Garrison b. 23 May 1867.

Children of Foster and Malvina:

Herman D. Garrison b. 17 Oct 1871.

Henry Foster Garrison b. 11 Apr 1875.

Emet Burke Garrison b. 15 Dec 1881.

5. John Allen Pellet b. 14 May 1845 m. 1868 Mary Elizabeth Davy b. 21 Sept 1848 daughter of Norman A. and Jeanette Davy of Wells township. John and Mary purchased 2 acres in Wells township from Strong and Sabrina Seeley, April 1870. This property was near where his parents had settled. Enumerated in Wells Township in 1870, real estate valued at $700 and a personal estate of $100. Enumerated next door were his parents and brother in law Foster Garrison living in the same household. John and Mary purchased 20 acres in Wells township from F. S. Ranney, Aug 1870. Sometime after the spring of 1871 John and Mary removed to Elmira, New York. John appears in the 1872 Elmira City Directory, carpenter, house at 5 Henry Street. John A. Pellet of the City of Elmira purchased 50 acres in Wells of Norman A. Davy, Jan 1874. Also, in Jan of 1874 John A. and Mary E. Pellet sold the 20 acres purchased in 1870 to Arvine Barrett. They evidently soon removed after that date to Wells, when in Apr 1874 John A. and Mary E. Pellet of Wells sold the 2 acres purchased in 1870 to Frank Robinson. John and Mary Pellet resided on their farm of 50 acres in Wells which land bordered on the New York and Pennsylvania state line and was accessed by way of Bird Creek Road and Manchester Road in the town of Southport. John’s parents resided with them and Mary’s parents Norman and Jeanette Davey resided in a second house on the property. John A.Pellet purchased 71 acres in Wells from the Henry Johnson estate in 1889, adjoining the land he purchased in 1874. Mary Pellet d. at their residence in Wells on 31 Oct 1890 of consumption (tuberculosis) and was buried in Mosherville Cemetery. John m. 3 Feb 1892 in the town of Southport, Mary Elizabeth McWhorter of the town of Southport b. Mar 1851 town of Southport, Chemung County, New York daughter of David McWhorter and Huldah Mosher. John A. Pellet purchased 51 acres in Wells from Jeanette Davy estate in 1895, adjoining the previous purchases of 50 and 71 acres. The farm now comprised 172 acres and was abundant with orchards and many varieties of fruit. Soon after his second marriage he removed to the village of Webb Mills in the town of Southport, but continued to maintain the farm in Wells. Enumerated in Southport in 1900, daughters Edith, Grace, Ella, and Edith’s two children residing with them. Enumerated in Southport in 1910, grandchildren Mildred and Herbert Knapp residing with them. John A. Pellet d. 25 June 1912 at his home in Webb Mills.

Died at her home in this place on Friday afternoon, Oct. 31, of consumption Mrs. John A. Pellett, aged about forty years. The funeral, which was largely attended, occurred Sunday afternoon at the Pine City Baptist Church, Rev. Mr. St. John officiating. Mrs. Pellett was a Christian lady who was admired and esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. She leaves to mourn their losses a husband and three daughters who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. The remains were laid at rest in the Mosherville Cemetery (undated obituary from scrapbook collection).

John A. Pellet, a resident of Webb Mills over half a century, died at the family home in that place yesterday morning, aged sixty-seven years. He had been an officer in the Pine City Baptist church many years and was a respected citizen. The decedent is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. E.

M. Knapp of Webb Mills, Mrs. F. L. Whitney of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. W. G. Snyder of Southport Corners. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the family home, the Rev. Mr. Ripley of Pine City to officiate. Burial at Mosherville, Pa (obituary).

No monuments mark the burial of John A. Pellet and Mary E. Davy in Mosherville Cemetery. They are buried beside their daughter, Charlotte "Lottie." His parents and sister, Alice are also buried on the same lot.

Mary Elizabeth Pellet sold the Pellet farm in Wells in consideration of $1 to Edith M. Knapp, Ella Snyder, and Grace Whitney, 15 July 1912. She d. 1943 buried Webb Mills Cemetery on her parent’s lot.

John Allen Pellet

John Allen Pellet

Mary Elizabeth Davey

Mary Elizabeth Davey

Mary Elizabeth Davey

Grace Pellet, Edith Pellet, Mary Elizabeth McWhorter, John Allen Pellet

Children of John and Mary:

14. Edith May Pellet b. 20 Feb 1871 Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

15. Charlotte Pellet, known as Lottie, b. 28 Apr 1873 Elmira, New York d. 10 Sept 1873 Elm Street, Elmira, New York buried Mosherville Cemetery.

16. Grace Pellet b. 10 June 1878 Wells township.

17. Ella Noble Pellet b. 29 Jan 1883 Wells township.


10. Ella Mary Noble b. 3 Sept 1857 m. in 1880 Edward Wolfe Joralemon b. Apr 1855 Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania son of Charles Wesley Joralemon and Lydia A. Wolfe.

Farmer, resided Wells and Columbia townships, Bradford County. In the 1900 Wells township directory, Edward was a school director, breeder of registered Jersey cattle with 18 cows, Berkshire swine and Southdown sheep, and farming 130 acres. Their residence was on Barrett Road. In 1902 purchased property in Webb Mills, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Edward d. 11 June 1928 at the family home in Webb Mills and Ella d. 24 Mar 1932 buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Ella M. Noble Ella M. Noble
Ella M. Noble Ella M. Noble

Edward W. Joralemon, 73, a resident of Pine City about 25 years, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure at the family home this morning at 7 o'clock. He was a member and deacon of the Pine City Baptist Church; the Seeley Creek Grange and a director in the Chemung County Farm Bureau. Mr. Joralemon is survived by his widow, a son George Earl of Pine City; three grandchildren, Virginia, Betty and Robert Joralemon; a sister, Mrs. S. F. Budd of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; a brother, Hosea W. Joralemon of Snediker, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. G. G. Burroughs will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira (obituary).

Children of Ella and Edward:

18. child d. infancy.

19. George Earl Joralemon b. 27 Jan 1885.

20. Charles A. Joralemon b. 23 Oct 1898 Wells township (Bradford County birth record and Bradford Reporter, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 27, 1898) d. 10 June 1900 Wells township of a tumor (ts, Bradford County death record and Bradford Argus, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, June 21, 1900) Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia township.

11. Alonzo Pellet Noble b. 13 May 1865 m. 15 June 1887 at Aspinwall (now Coryland), Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Helene Corey b. 1 Aug 1865 at Aspinwall daughter of David C. Corey and Mary Jane Bowman. They resided on the Noble farm in Wells where Helene d. 22 Mar 1920.

Helene Corey wedding photograph Alonzo Pellet Noble wedding photograph

Alonzo Pellet Noble, Helene Corey (standing), Alonzo’s cousin William Timothy Gustin, Currance Gregg

Helene Corey and daughter Mildred Ella Noble

Alonzo Pellet Noble and Helene Corey

Mrs. Helena Corey Noble, wife of Alonzo P. Noble, died at the family home in Wells, Pa., Monday evening after several months illness, aged fifty-four years. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Mrs. Adiar Tobias of Horseheads; a son Glenn C. Noble at home; also a sister, Mrs. S. S. Leonard of

Elmira; two brothers, Mary Corey of Elmira and Attorney Harry B. Corey of Troy, Pa. Mrs. Noble was a devoted christian woman and for many years a member of the Baptist Church at Coryland. She had many friends, who will mourn her death. The funeral will be held at Woodlawn Chapel Elmira, Thursday at 2 p.m. A short service at the family home in Wells Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Seymour Barrett, a former pastor will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, Tuesday, March 23, 1920).

Alonzo m. Pearl A. Eighmey b. Aug 1887 daughter George W. Eighmey and Clara M. Benson. Alonzo d. 15 June 1928.

Alonzo P. Noble, 63, a respected farmer of Wells Township, near Mosherville, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday night at the family home. He had passed his entire life in the home, where he was born and was a thrifty worker, who held the esteem of many friends. Mr. Noble had been a member of the Baptist

Church at Coryland, Pa., about 40 years and had been a deacon of the church many years. He is survived by his widow; a son, Glenn, at home; a daughter, Mildred, of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Edward W. Joralemon of Pine City; five grandchildren: Ellsworth, Lavere, Alonzo jr., Marilyn and Calvin Noble, all of Wells Township, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, Saturday, June 16, 1928).

Pearl Noble resided Grove Street, Elmira, New York with sister after death of Alonzo.

Children of Alonzo and Helene:

21. Glenn Corey Noble b. 5 Nov 1888 Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

22. Loren David Noble b. 21 Apr 1890 Wells township.

23. Mildred Ella Noble b. 28 Mar 1898 Wells township.

Glenn Corey Noble, Loren David Noble, Mildred Ella Noble   Glenn Corey Noble, Loren David Noble, Mildred Ella Noble

13. George Edwin Garrison b. 23 May 1867 m. 1888 Marjorie Eliza Smith b. 17 Mar 1867 daughter of Albert Guthrie Smith and Louise Mansfield. Enumerated in Roseville borough, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1900, agricultural implement salesman. Farmer, resided Bailey Creek Road, Rutland township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. George d. 24 Apr 1907 Rutland township. Marjorie m. (2)Ellery Wilcox b. 1856. Marjorie d. Nov 1913 buried with George in Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jackson Township. Ellery d. 1927 (ts) buried Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pennsylvania.

George Edwin Garrison

Marjorie Eliza Smith

Marjorie Eliza Smith


Passed away, at his home on Bailey creek, Rutland township, on Wednesday, April 24, 1907, after a long illness, George E. Garrison, aged 39 years. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and two children Louise, aged 10 years; Roland, aged 15; a stepmother, Mrs. Foster Garrison, of Mansfield; three brothers Herman, of Austinville; Harry, of Rutland, and Burke, of Rochester, N. Y., and many other relatives and a host of friends, as he was a man of kindly disposition, who won to himself many friends. He loved his family, and the same was given in return to him. He was a kind, generous husband and father, a good, obliging neighbor, and a capable business man. Why stricken down and removed from his family while just in the prime of life, we cannot say, and we extend our sympathy to the family in their sad bereavement, and offer the hand of assistance. The funeral was held from the home on Friday at 1 p.m., and was largely attended. The Rev. Remer, of Roseville, officiated. There was singing by a mixed quartet from Roseville. Burial at Jobs Corners (Mansfield Advertiser obituary).


Mrs. Marjorie Wilcox, wife of Elery Wilcox, and youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Smith, died on Sunday last at the family home in Rutland, following a long illness. The funeral was held from the Roseville M. E. church on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, the Rev. I. T. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Jobs Corners cemetery. Mrs. Wilcox was 47 years old, and is survived by her husband, one son, Roland Garrison; one daughter, Louise Garrison; three sisters, Mrs. Llewellyn Soper, of Rutland; Mrs. Newberry McConnell and Mrs. Elmer Welch, of Mansfield; and two brothers, Herbert and Oscar Smith, of Corning. She was a faithful member of the M. E. church, and was es (Mansfield Advertister obituary).

Children of George and Marjorie:

24. Roland A. Garrison b. 26 Mar 1891 Elk Run, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

25. Louise Irene Garrison b. 2 Oct 1897 Rutland township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Rolland Garrison age 15 and Louise Garrison age 9

14. Edith May Pellet b. 20 Feb 1871 attend Mansfield State Normal m. 1891 at Pine City, New York, Samuel Dense Knapp of Gillett b. c. 1862 son of Abner W. and Ruth F. Knapp. Samuel graduate of Mansfield State Normal. Samuel and Edith removed to New Jersey and then Delaware. Edith’s father became concerned for her welfare and traveled to their home and brought Edith and her two children home. Edith and two children were enumerated in Southport in 1900, residing with her parents. Samuel and Edith divorced. Edith m. after the 1910 census enumeration Isaac J. Samuels b. 11 Mar 1885 Pennsylvania son of William and Elizabeth Samuels of Bloss Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, natives of Wales. Isaac was a widower in the 1910 census enumeration in Bloss, his father residing with him. They resided at 453 Spaulding Street in 1917 directory, Isaac employee of Willys Morrow Company. Enumerated 453 Spaulding Street in 1920, Isaac novelty salesman, son John Knapp and wife Mary residing with them. Enumerated 720 West Gray Street, Elmira in 1930, Isaac salesman of auto supplies. Isaac d. Jan 1932 buried 18 Jan. Edith d. 21 June 1948 Elmira, New York buried with Isaac in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Edith May Pellet

Nettie Gordon and Edith May Pellet – roommates at Mansfield State Normal

Edith May Pellet Edith May Pellet

Edith May Pellet

Samuel Dense Knapp – Mansfield State Normal photograph

Samuel Dense Knapp

Children of Edith and Samuel:

26. Grace Mildred Knapp b. 10 July 1892 Elmira, New York.

27. John Herbert Knapp b. 19 Apr 1895 Vincentown, New Jersey.

16. Grace Pellet b. 10 June 1878 (in the 1900 census related she was born June 1877) received teaching certificate when seventeen and began teaching at #9 school in Elmira on the southside. She appears in the 1900 Elmira City directory, teacher, school no 9, boarding 462 ½ South Main Street. When she was eighteen she met Francis Luther Whitney and they later m. 29 June 1907. He was b. 2 Sept 1878 Enfield, Tompkins County, New York, graduate of Cornell University and professor at Cornell University. They removed to Austin, Texas where Francis was professor of geology at University of Texas. Grace d. 27 Oct 1958 at Ruston, Louisiana and is buried there. Dr. Whitney d. 25 Jan 1962 buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Grace Pellet

Francis Luther Whitney

Child of Ella and Francis:

28. Marion Isabelle Whitney b. 23 Apr 1911 Austin, Texas.

17. Ella Noble Pellet b. 29 Jan 1883 m. 28/29 Mar 1907 at her parent's home, William George Snyder b. 19 May 1881 son of John H. and May E. Snyder. Enumerated at 1413 Caton Avenue, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1915, William working for the railroad. Ella d. 14 Aug 1966 and Will d. 5 Nov 1975 at the Masonic Home, Utica, New York. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Ella Pellet Ella Pellet

Mr. William G. Snyder, age 95 of the Masonic Home in Utica, N.Y. formerly of 1060 Penna. Ave. Wednesday, November 5th at the Masonic Home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services there Friday at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. Frederick Turner officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Albert (Helen) Ryan of South Boro, Mass.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Snyder of Horseheads, formerly of Pine City and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Snyder was a 50 year member of the Jessie L. Cooley Lodge No. F&AM (obituary).

Child of Ella and William:

29. Helen Frances Snyder b. 8 Mar 1909 Southport, Chemung County, New York.


19. George Earl Joralemon b. 27 Jan 1885 m. 3 Apr 1912 at Pine City, New York, Maud Jean Campbell b. 17 Jan 1886 Elmira, New York. Resided Webb Mills, town of Southport, Chemung County,

New York. Maud d. 23 Aug 1969 and Earl d. 19 June 1972 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, New York. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Children of Earl and Maud:

30. Vivian Jean Joralemon b. 8 Feb 1913 Elmira, New York.

31. Edward Earl Joralemon b. 10 Dec 1915 d. 21 Feb 1916 buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

32. Betty Jane Joralemon b. June 1919 Elmira d. 6 July 1931 buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

33. Robert Noble Joralemon b. 1 Apr 1922 Elmira.

21. Glenn Corey Noble b. 5 Nov 1888 m. 17 May 1911 at the bride's home in Wells township, Berdena Mae Kilgore b. 6 Dec 1892 Rowley Hill, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They resided on the Noble farm in Wells township where Glenn d. 23 Nov 1962. Berdena Noble d. 3 Aug 1978 West Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Glenn Corey Noble

Berdena Mae Kilgore

Glenn Corey Noble and Berdena Mae Kilgore wedding photograph

Glenn Corey Noble and Berdena Mae Kilgore and children Austin Ellsworth Noble, Rexford Eugene Noble, and LaVere Wesley Noble

Children of Glenn and Berdena:

34. Austin Ellsworth Noble b. 7 Dec 1911 Austin Ellsworth Barnhart residence, Pennsylvania Avenue, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York.

35. Rexford Eugene Noble b. 16 May 1913 Wells township d. 7 Aug 1920 from a fractured skull when he fell from the second floor of the barn through the hay chute to the floor below, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

36. LaVere Wesley Noble b. 9 Sept 1917 Wells township.

37. Enoch Alonzo Noble b. 15 Apr 1920 Aunt Effie Warner residence, Pennsylvania Avenue, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York.

38. Marilyn Laurene Noble b. 25 Jan 1927 Wells township.

39. Calvin Corey Noble b. 22 Feb 1928 Wells township.

40. Rosalie Esther Noble b. 23 Aug 1932 Wells township.

22. Loren David Noble b. 21 Apr 1890 m. 3 June 1914 in Rutland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania at the home of the bride's parents, Mae Edna McClure b. 21 Oct 1890 daughter of Lorenzo W. McClure and Mary A. Slingerland. Mae graduate of Mansfield Normal School in 1912 and taught in public schools. Loren, farmer and graduate of an Elmira commercial school. Loren committed suicide with a revolver 14 Jan 1917 at his parent's home. When he was eight years of age he fell from a silo which punctured a hole in his skull. He recovered from this fall, but as a result often times had severe headaches, which could not be relieved upon visiting specialists and these severe headaches may have been the reason for ending his life. Mae was a teacher near Roseville at the time and he had taken her to school that morning. She was later a teacher at Barnesboro, Pennsylvania for many years and d. 29 Jan 1967 in a nursing home at Canton, Pennsylvania. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Loren David Noble

Loren Noble and Mae McClure

Mae McClure

23. Mildred Ella Noble b. 28 Mar 1898 graduated in 1916 from Mansfield State Normal (now Mansfield University) m. 1 May 1918 at her parent's home, Adair F. Tobias b. 20 Apr 1897 Cohocton, Steuben County, New York son of Frederick A. Tobias and wife Mildred Emma. Resided on Tobias farm on Upper Lake Street, Chemung County, New York for about one year before they divorced. Mildred removed to a mining town in West Virginia and was a teacher there, one and one half years before returning to again marry Adair and resided on Upper Lake Street. They again divorced and she removed to St. Mary's, Pennsylvania and was there in the fall of 1922 and probably the spring of 1923 before removing to Colorado with cousin, Louise Garrison. Both removed to Detroit, Michigan and Mildred graduated from the University School of Music at Ann Arbor, 24 Aug 1924. She was a music teacher in the public schools and taught private lessons in her home. She m. 21 June 1930 at Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan, Ewart Gladstone Donald Murray b. 4 Mar 1898 Canada son of Peter W. Murray and Louise M. Osmond. Resided in Detroit several years before removing to a fruit farm at Valois, New York and then they retired to 411 Watkins Road, Horseheads, New York. Mildred d. 25 Nov 1975 Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital and Ewart d. 25 Sept 1985, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Mildred Ella Noble age 14

24. Rolland A. Garrison b. 26 Mar 1891 was enumerated in Potter, Yates County, New York in 1910, farm laborer. Residing Detroit, Michigan in 1917 during the draft for World War I, motor inspector. Rolland m. c. 1917 Laura A. Wernke b. 4 Oct 1895 Indianapolis, Indiana daughter of Bernard and Anna Wernke. Enumerated at 1381 Trumbull, Detroit, Michigan in 1920, inspector automobile factory, Laura cashier at hotel, his sister Louise residing with them. Enumerated at 14246 Faircrest, Detroit in 1930, foreman automobile plant and Laura a cashier at a hotel. Removed to Indianapolis, Indiana. Rolland d. July 1978 Indianapolis and Laura d. 30 June 1988 Indianapolis.

Rolland Garrison

25. Louise Irene Garrison b. 2 Oct 1897 had polio at age four which affected her left leg, graduate of Mansfield State Normal, Mansfield, Pennsylvania in 1917. Removed to Detroit at suggestion of brother, Rolland and took a job as a cashier at the D. M. Ferry Seed Company. In the 1920 census enumeration Louise was residing with brother Rolland and wife in Detroit, clerical at seed company. Louise m. Jan 1924 GeorgeCarter Orr b. 6 May 1895 Detroit, Michigan. Carter was employed by the United States Government at Panama Canal. Passenger lists indicate Carter departed Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama and arrived at New York, New York 29 May 1915, arrived New Orleans 3 Mar 1916, arrived New York 14 July 1917, 31 May 1919, 23 Dec 1921, 21 Aug 1933, 8 Sept 1948, and 14 May 1952. In Sept 1918 when registered for the draft during World War I, Carter was employed at Panama Canal. Louise’s left leg amputated in 1924 when gangrene set in. Resided Detroit, Michigan. Louise and son Thomas resided 709 Holdridge Street, Elmira. Removed with Carter to Panama Canal Zone. They retired in 1957 from Federal Government work and removed to St. Petersburg, Florida. Carter d. 4 Feb 1973 Gulfport, Florida. Louise resided 5960 30th Ave South, Gulfport, Florida and d. 7 Sept 1982 St. Petersburg, Florida.

Louise Irene Garrison

Child of Louise and Carter:

41. Thomas Carter Orr b. 28 Dec 1925 Detroit, Michigan.

26. Grace Mildred Knapp b. 10 July 1892 m. 4 Apr 1912 at Pine City, town of Southport, New York, Clyde William Dickinson b. 19 Mar 1890. In 1917 draft registration during World War I, Clyde a grocer. Resided 92 Morningside Drive, Elmira, New York and Boynton Beach, Florida. Mildred d. 12 Dec 1984 Boynton Beach and Clyde d. 28 June 1986 at the home of his daughter in Wichita Falls, Texas. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

Mildred Knapp

Children of Mildred and Clyde:

42. Dorothy Virginia Dickinson b. 18 May 1921 Elmira, New York.

43. Robert Clyde Dickinson b. 21 June 1928 Elmira.

Dorothy and Robert Dickinson

27. John Herbert Knapp b. 19 Apr 1895, World War I veteran and trainman on the Lackawanna railroad m. 11 Jan 1921 Mary Hanly. Mary d. 1950 buried St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NewYork. Herbert m. 11 Nov 1951 at Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, New York, Mrs. Delia Leah Ramsey Pendleton b. 12 Dec 1903 Sneadville, Tennessee and widow of Thomas Pendleton who d. 1947. Resided 1603 Maple Avenue, Elmira, New York. Herbert d. 30 Aug 1985 and Delia d. 5 Feb 1992.

John Herbert Knapp

Children of Herbert and Mary:

44. John Herbert Knapp Jr b. 1921.

45. Ruth Mary Knapp b. 1 May 1923.

Jack and Ruth Knapp

28. Marion Isabelle Whitney b. 23 Apr 1911 Austin, Texas graduated from the University of Texas in 1930, master’s in 1931 and Ph.D. in 1937, specializing in geology and paleontology sciences. She taught in several colleges and universities, the last 20 years at Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant, MI retiring in 1981. She spent more than a quarter of a century doing field and experimental work in aerodynamic erosion and vorticity erosion. She resided 216 Michael, Shepherd, Michigan. Marion d. 16 Sept 1998 Shepherd, Michigan.

Marion Isabelle Whitney

Marion Isabelle Whitney

29. Helen Frances Snyder b. 8 Mar 1909 m. 10 Sept 1949 Albert Ernest Ryan, Jr. Resided Daytona Beach, Florida. 


30. Vivian Jean Joralemon b. 8 Feb 1913 m. Lewis H. Clark. Lewis d. 27 Aug 1975 and Vivian d. 17 Dec 1984 Elmira Heights, New York.

33. Robert Noble Joralemon b. 1 Apr 1922 m. 26 June 1942 at Spartanburg, South Carolina, Joyce I. Greatsinger b. 3 Nov 1924 Elmira, New York daughter of Stephen H. Greatsinger and Masie A. Dunham. Robert retired 1 Apr 1984 from Facet Enterprises Inc., Elmira, New York. Resided 375 West Clinton Street, Elmira, New York.

Children of Robert and Joyce:

Robert S. Joralemon b. 9 Apr 1945 Elmira, New York.

David N. Joralemon b. 11 Mar 1950 El Paso, Texas.

Richard E. Joralemon b. 17 Jan 1953 El Paso.

William J. Joralemon b. 10 Jan 1958 Palmer, Massachusetts.

34. Austin Ellsworth Noble b. 7 Dec 1911 m. 7 Oct 1936 at Elmira, New York, Mildred Rebecca Taylor. Resided Kane, Pennsylvania and then removed to Martville, New York owning a service station and fuel route. Retired to Sennett, New York.

36. LaVere Wesley Noble b. 9 Sept 1917 m. 23 July 1934 Frances Ella Manley b. 17 June 1913. Dairy farmers, reside Noble farm in Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania settled by his great great grandfather in 1833.

Child of LaVere and Frances:

Tommy Gene Noble b. 13 Mar 1935 m. Shirley Ann Hall.

37. Enoch Alonzo Noble b. 15 Apr 1920 m. 26 June 1948 at Elmira, New York, Elizabeth Jane Geary. Reside Colusa, California.

Enoch Alonzo Noble and Elizabeth Jane Geary

Children of Alonzo and Betty:

Daryl Geary Noble b. 18 Dec 1951 Sacramento, California.

Beth Ann Noble b. 30 July 1954.

38. Marilyn Laurene Noble b. 25 Jan 1927 m. 12 Dec 1948 at Roseville, Pennsylvania, John Jones Jr., b. 2 Sept 1923 Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania son of John Jones and Alice Mae Orton. Retired dairy farmers in the Seeley Creek Valley of northern Wells township. Own and operate a car wash.

Marilyn Laurene Noble 1947

Children of Marilyn and John:

John Keavin Jones b. 22 Nov 1952 Troy, Pennsylvania m. Susan Marie White. Reside Wells township.

Jan Kelsey Jones b. 11 Nov 1958 Troy, Pennsylvania resides Pine City, New York.

39. Calvin Corey Noble b. 22 Feb 1928 m. Aug 1948 Beverly Jean Balmer. Resided Orlando, Florida, divorced.

Calvin Corey Noble and Beverly Jean Balmer with children Falecha, Lorrie, and Jalinda

Children of Calvin and Beverly:

Falecha Joy Noble b. 26 Aug 1951.

Lorrie Regan Noble b. 4 Mar 1953.

Jalinda Glen Noble b. 16 Aug 1954.

Bonneala Clare Noble b. 19 Sept 1957.

Lenford Todd Noble b. 8 July 1959.

40. Rosalie Esther Noble b. 23 Aug 1932 m. 18 June 1953 at Coryland, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Richard L. Kingsley. Retired dairy farmers, reside Kingsley Road, Springfield township, Bradford County.

Children of Rosalie and Richard:

Gilbert Randall Kingsley b. 18 Feb 1955.

Ronald LaRue Kingsley b. 16 Oct 1956.

Roger Corey Kingsley b. 22 Nov 1957.

Regena Rae Kingsley b. 5 Dec 1960.

41. Thomas Carter Orr b. 28 Dec 1925 m. 2 Apr 1960 at First Presbyterian Church, New York City, Patricia Ann Neal b. 18 Mar 1928 East Orange, New Jersey. Tom was involved in travel business from 1957 until 1975 and president of Ask Mr. Foster Travel Service in New York City. Resided New York City. Retired to Amelia Island, Florida.

Children of Thomas and Patricia:

Stephen Carter Orr b. 16 May 1961 New York, New York resides San Francisco, California area.

Bruce Neal Orr b. 28 Oct 1962 New York, New York m. 6 Oct 2001 at Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst, North Carolina, Karen Jo Bishop b. 25 May 1965 Antlers, Oklahoma, reside St. Augustine, Florida and have daughter Kathryn Mackenzie Orr b. 9 June 2004 Baptist Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida.

42. Dorothy Virginia Dickinson b. 18 May 1921, graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1939, attended Elmira College for two years, and became an honor graduate of Penn State University, June 1944. Dorothy m. 4 Sept 1946 at State College, Pennsylvania, Joseph Saxon Jr. Resided 2407 Fain, Wichita Falls, TX. Dorothy d. 28 Nov 2002 Witchita Falls.

Children of Dorothy and Joseph:

Peter Saxon b. 15 Jan 1949 Detroit, Michigan drowned 13 Feb 1951 Bradford, Pennsylvania.

John Paul Saxon b. 12 Jan 1951 Bradford, Pennsylvania d. 31 Dec 2005.

Andrew Jay Saxon b. 11 Feb 1953 Wichita Falls, Texas, m. 24 Sept 1983 Mary Lynn Canty b. 5 March 1958 Dallas, Texas. Reside Rice, Texas. One child Matthew Austin Saxon b. 19 July 1994 Dallas, Texas.

43. Robert Clyde Dickinson b. 21 June 1928, petroleum geologist, resides Denver, Colorado.

44. John Herbert Knapp Jr., b. 1921. Wife, Kathryn b. c. 1922. John, owner of Eastern Metal, Elmira, New York. Kathryn attended Elmira College and graduated from Arnot Ogden School of Nursing, nurse at Arnot Ogden. Resided Hillcrest Road, Elmira. Kathryn d. 20 June 1988. John d. 12 Apr 2001. Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Children of Jack and Kathryn:

Michael David Knapp b. 10 Nov 1945.

David Arthur Knapp.

Stacey Ann Knapp b. 21 Oct 1955.

Arthur Stacey Knapp b. 20 Aug.

Ann Michelle Knapp m. Joseph Gingrich.

45. Ruth Mary Knapp b. 1 May 1923 m. Robert A. Groff b. 17 Apr 1924. Resided Mill Street, Horseheads, New York and Boca Rotan, Florida. Robert d. 9 Oct 2004. Ruth resides Horseheads.

Robert A. Esq. Age 80, of Hancock Dr., Horseheads, and Boca Raton, FL, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 9, 2004. His surviving family includes his wife of 59 years, Ruth (Knapp) Groff; sons and daughter with their families, Robert A. Groff Jr. (Pam McInerny) of Elmira, John G. Groff (Michelle Cole) of Horseheads, Maryruth Ingersoll (Barton R. Ingersoll) of Newfield, D. Douglas Groff (Teri Robbins) of Romulus, and Phillip A. Groff (Ann Edmunds) of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffrey Groff, Lucas and Hilary Ingersoll, Andrew and Stephen Groff and David Cormany; brothers, Dr. Donald N. Groff of Pine City, and William B. and Jane Groff of Erin; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was born April 17, 1924, the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Williams) Groff. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy, where he met Ruth Knapp, his future wife. He was a US Army Veteran, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. He graduated from the Univ. of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Chemistry. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1952. Bob established his law practice in Horseheads in 1952, maintaining it until his retirement in 1983. Bob practiced with partners, John O'Mara and Louis Tarantelli, and later with his sons, Robert A. Groff, Jr. and John G. Groff. He had a diverse practice and loyal clientele, and served for many years as attorney for the Village of Horseheads. He was also instrumental in the foundation of the Open Heart Club, an organization formed to provide comfort, experience and education to patients about to undergo open heart surgery and their families. Bob was devoted to his family. In his leisure he had many varied interests, reading, local politics, hunting, gardening, and golf. He especially enjoyed raising the first tomatoes of the season. He had a passion for real estate development and was a driving force for numerous commercial and residential projects, which continue to reflect his influence. His memberships include Chemung County and New York State Bar Associations, the Corning Country Club, Horseheads Elks and Masonic Lodge, the Lions Club and Fur, Fin and Feather. At the end he received great comfort from his care providers as well as his dog, Tootsie Roll. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, October 14, 2004, from 4-7 p.m. His service in Celebration of Life will take place in the Park Congregational Church, 208 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY, on Friday October, 15, 2004, at 11 a.m. Pastor Arthur Reed will officiate. Family and friends are further invited to gather immediately following the service in the Beecher Hall adjoining the church. His interment will take place at the convenience of his family. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830, Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY, 14905, or the Salvation Army, 414 Lake St., Elmira, NY, 14901. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home (Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, October 12, 2004).

Children of Ruth and Robert:

Robert Groff b. 11 Sept 1948.

John Groff b. 22 Oct 1950.

Mary Ruth Groff b. 1952.

Donald Douglas Groff b. 6 Oct 1954.

Philip Groff.

J. Kelsey Jones

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