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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Alba Cemetery, Canton Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

LOUIS JOHN ACAMPORA - On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, Canton area resident Louis John Acampora died unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was 68 years of age.  Born at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on July 22, 1941, he was the son of Alfonso J. and Anna (Tessatori) Acampora.  While Lou was a young boy his family moved to rural Montgomery County, Pa., where he developed a love for the tranquility of country living.  After graduating William Tenet High School Lou enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. After returning home a friend of Lou's arranged a blind date for him whereupon he was introduced to Peggie Yeager.  He proposed to her that same evening and she turned him down.  Lou was persistent, and eventually Peggie accepted.   One month to the day of their meeting the two were united in marriage.  The Acamporas lived in the Bucks County community of Chalfonte prior to moving to their farm just outside of Alba 35 years ago.  Here they raised their son and three daughters. Lou was blessed with a strong work ethic and a sense of self determination, as set forth by the example of his immigrant parents.  Although farming was a great passion of his, Lou was, by profession, a master electrician.  He was employed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and for many years commuted long distances to job sites far away from Bradford County.  But there was nothing he wouldn't do to ensure the security of his home and family.  Lou was also a man of great faith, and shared in the Christian fellowship of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. He often volunteered his services as an usher, or graciously shared his electrical expertise whenever the need arose.  During leisure time he enjoyed working on, and driving, his collection of tractors.  With his warm, friendly smile, cheerful demeanor and red pick up, accompanied by Peggie and their two dogs, Lou was a familiar figure to many in the Canton-Troy area.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.  Lou is survived by his wife, Peggie, at home; son, Louis J. (Nancy) Acampora Jr., of Mohnton, Pa.; daughters, Lisa (Chuck) Hochreiter of Ephrata, Pa., Christina (Doug) Seymour of Denver, Pa., Beth (Nicholas) Haynes of Philadelphia; brothers, John Acampora of Lovettsville, Va., James Acampora of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Mary Jane (Thomas) Gallagher of Redding, Calif., Joan (Robert) White of Philadelphia, Linda (Frank) Cymbala of Blue Bell, Pa., Anne Seig of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 50 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Canton Ecumenical Parish, with Pastor Jerry Schmidt and Assistant Pastor Brian Myfelt officiating.  Interment will follow in Alba Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 1/18/2010
 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifANDRESS, William 
Hi Joyce, 

Happy 4th of July! 

After I researched the service and obtained military headstones for Revolutionary War soldiers Noah Wilson and Reuben Rowley, who are buried in the Alba Cemetery, Mrs. Virginia Thomas, cemetery secretary, told me that War of 1812 veteran William Andress' grave was never marked other than with a War of 1812 flag holder and an American flag. 

I made a trip to the National Archives in April this year and found Andress's pension record under the name of Andrews. There was an affidavit among the papers signed by William Andress that stated he always spelled the name "Andress," but other family members spelled in "Andrews." He stated the military and others wrote his name down as "Andrews" and it caused some confusion ever since. 

I then ordered a military headstone from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. It arrived June 21 and I made the trip to Alba and placed it that evening.

Andress died at the age of 100. His grave was never marked other than with a field stone, since he died 120 years ago. His wife's grave (Lydia) is marked but the headstone is broken off from its base. Taking various measurements and averaging the distances between tombstones in the cemetery I dug down to place the military stone and found his field stone several inches beneath the sod and placed the new marker exactly where the field stone had been placed many years ago. 

Attached is a photo of the new military marker. 

Regards, 
Jim Carn 


WILLIAM ‘BILL’ ASTON JR., 82 Alba, died unexpectedly March 1, 2006.  Born on February 16, 1924 in Kingston, PA he was the son of the late William Sr. and Blanche (Dodson) Aston.  He was proud to be a veteran of WWII and served with the US Marine Corps.  He saw action in the Pacific Theatre, including the battle of Guadalcanal.  Mr. Aston was employed by Ward Foundry, Blossburg, PA for over 25 years until retirement.  He later drove school bus for Troy and Canton School Districts.  His “bus kinds” were very special to him.  He was a member of Troy’s First Baptist Church, V.F. Lodge and American Legion.  He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather who possessed a wonderful sense of humor.  The family’s well-being was most important to him.  His hobbies included jigsaw puzzles and painting pictures.  He and his wife Bev also enjoyed taking many road trips; just to enjoy nature and each other’s company.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 35 years, Beverly (Segur) at home; children, Nancy (Jonathan) Bullock, Williamsport; Deborah (Duane) Faulkner, Mainesburg; Christine (Samie) Wilcox, Covington and William Aston III, Athens; step-children, Helen (Loren “Stub” Wilston, Troy and Evelyn Bristol, Troy; 21 grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Tracey Segur, West Virginia.  The funeral service was held March 6th from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Those who wish may consider a memorial to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

AYRES –MRS. FLORENCE MAY GRACE, 69, of 49 Troy St., Canton, died Monday evening, Dec. 12, 1977, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness.  She was born in Canton Township Dec. 23, 1907, a daughter of Galen and Caroline Packard Ayres.  She was the widow of Arthur H. Grace, who died in April 1973.  She was a member of the Alba Christian Church and Minnequa Grange No. 754.  She was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 981.  Before her retirement, she was employed at Hickok’s Restaurant in Canton.  Her survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Papason of Alameda, Calif., Mrs. William (Betty) Crane of Covington, Pa., and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Rainey of Wilmington, Del.; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Weatherbee of Canton RD 2; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home 40 N. Center St., Canton, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Duane Taylor.  Interment will be in the Alba Cemetery at a later date.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BAILEY Freeman - Freeman Bailey of Canton Dies, Lifelong Resident of Canton community Passes Away at Age of 77.  Canton, Sept. 2.- Freeman Bailey, a lifelong resident of this section, died at the home of his son, Herbert Bailey, Thursday night,. aged 77 years. He was a native of LeRoy township, and lived for many years in Alba, until following the death of his wife, he removed to this place.  Besides his son, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs Louise Watkins of Elmira and Mrs.Bixby of Troy; two grandsons, Donald and Galen Bailey; two granddaughters, Irene Bailey and Mrs Francis Kosmer. Funeral services will be held at the home of his son on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. LaRue Brown officiating. Burial will be made in the Alba cemetery.  Daily Review, Towanda, Pa., Saturday Morning, September 3 1938

BETTY LOU BASSETT, 40, of Granville Summit RD 1, died May 19, 1982 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.  Ms. Bassett was born Dec. 2, 1941 in Roaring Branch, Pa. a daughter of Carl and Nellie Campbell Bassett.  She was employed as a machine operator by Eureka of Troy.  She is survived by two daughters, Miss Julie Lynn Bassett and Miss Kristi Lynn Bassett, both at home; her mother, Mrs. Nellie Bassett, with whom she lived; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Phyllis) Castle of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Ronald (Bonnie) Kenyon and Mrs. Ralph (Carol) Kenyon of Troy RD 1; Mrs. Merle (Alicia) Randall of Monroeton RD 1.  Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty Lou was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Bassett on June 2, 1973 and her father, Carl D. Bassett on Dec. 30, 1975.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the rev. Gary Zuber, pastor of the Troy Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations can be directed to the American Cancer Society in memory of Betty Lou Bassett.

BASSETT - Services were held Friday at Canton for Carl D. BASSETT, 67, of Granville Summit R.D. 1, brother of Mrs. Jess KEPLER, of this city, who died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1975, in Troy Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Mr. BASSETT was a member of Newelltown United Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of the Penn Central Railroad, with 43 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. Surviving besides his sister here, are his wife, the former Nellie CAMPBELL; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred CASTLE, of Canton R.D. 2, Miss Betty Lou BASSETT, of Granville Summit R.D. 1, Mrs. Ronald KENYON and Mrs. Ralph KENYON, both of Troy, and Mrs. Merle RANDALL, of Monroeton; two other sisters, Mrs. Mabel MARBAKER, of Canton R. D. 2, and Mrs. Richard DENKENBERGER, of Alba, and 10 grandchildren. A son, Sgt. Robert BASSETT, died in June, 1973. Burial was in Alba Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren

JOHN P. BATES, 86, a veteran of the Civil Ward died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ada F. Bates (Bailey) of 614 Lewis Street Saturday (Sept. 6, 1930) at 8 p.m.  Mr. Bates was a member of Baldwin Post G.A.R.  He is survived by one son, Baron L. Bates; a daughter, Mrs. Ada F. Bates (Bailey); two brothers, Luman of Canton, Pa. and Emmett of Mansfield, Pa.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Bates.  Burial in Alba Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/8/1930

GORDON E. ‘OLEY’ BEALS, age 74, of 4571 Veteran Hill rd., Horseheads, NY, Friday, April 15, 1988.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Gr. Central Ave., Horseheads, Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Monday, 10 a.m.  Interment in Alba Cemetery, Alba, PA.  The family will provide their own flowers; those wishing may make Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1818, Memphis, TN, the American Cancer Society or American Lung Assoc., in Mr. Beals’ memory.  He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Condi with whom he resided; sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Jane Machmer of Lowman, NY, Dennis and Dawn Machmer of Florida; grandchildren, Ted and Deborah Condi of Erin, NY, Christine and Doug Dunbar of Breesport, NY, Jon Machmer of Lowman, NY, Heidi Nagy of Florida, Cheri and Gary Meyers of Horseheads, NY; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Dunbar and Jason Dunbar both of Breesport, NY.  Mr. Beals owned and operated Beals Trucking in Millerton, PA prior to his retirement, and he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Canton, PA.  He was predeceased by his wife, Bessie McIlwain Beals, who died in  1963.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

BELLOWS –MRS. GERALDINE B. (DEANIE) FREEMAN, 75, Canton, died June 18, 1992, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Freeman was born Feb. 6, 1917, at LeRoy Township, a daughter of Luther J. and Jennie Hoagland Bellows.  She was employed by the Canton Area School District of cafeteria server, retiring in 1982.  Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Alba Christian Church and the Women of the Moose No. 981, Canton.  Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Dwight H. Freeman; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Gene Segur, Canton; grandchildren, Tammy and Brad Lyon, Canton, Nancy and Ron Morgan, Etters, Jodie and Rich Bardo, Canton, Michael and Sue Serfass, Towanda, Jodi and Brian Peterson, Canton, and Stephie Segur, Canton.  Six great-grandchildren, Nicole and Jenelle Lyon, Abbie Jo and Taylore Bardo, Megan and Corey Peterson; one brother, Willis (Bill) Bellows, Troy, and nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.  She was predeceased by one sister, Dolla Rockwell and a brother, Lewis Bellows.  The funeral service was held June 20 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Carl Crawford, her pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the Alba Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Alba Christian Church in Mrs. Freeman’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CHARLES L. BOWERS, 66, of Canton, died suddenly Tuesday, January 9, 1979.  He was born March 28, 1912 in DuBoistown, Pa., the son of Alfred and Josephine Beymer Bowers.  He was a retired truck driver for Empire Foods in Elmira, N.Y., and he was a veteran of the Army in World War II.  He is survived by his wife, the former Thurley Crandall; one son, Charles A. Bowers of Streamwood, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. William (JoAnn) Smith of Horseheads, N.Y.; one stepson, F. Lee Whipple of Elmira, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Al Sheet of Barstow, Cal.; one brother; Hugh Bowers, address unknown; nine grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, Pa. with Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Interment will be in the Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

BOYER Eveline “Evie” Boyer

89, life-long resident of the Troy, PA area died while surrounded by family on Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2011 at the Troy Community Hospital. Evie was born on August 8, 1921 in Buffalo Twp., Union County, PA.  She was the middle child and only daughter of the late Herman and Eliza (Case) Boyer.  She was a graduate of Troy High School.  Evie loved her work as a nanny and housekeeper for many area families.  She will be remembered as a very special lady and a caring and compassionate person.  Evie was always ready to lend a helping hand to others in need.  She liked to stay busy and enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, reading and all kinds of puzzles.  Evie’s faith in the Lord guided her throughout life. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Alba, Order of the Eastern Star and the Lady Rebekah lodges in Troy.  Surviving are her brother, Alvin Boyer of Fresno, CA, a sister-in-law who was like a sister to Evie, Betty (Mingos) Ferguson and her husband Gary of Alba, four nieces and nephews; Barb (Boyer) Austin and her husband Mickey of Troy, Joanne Boyer of Alba,  Charles Boyer of California and James Boyer of Pennsylvania, eight great-nieces and great-nephews; Jessica, Brooke, Faith and Eddie Austin, Jason and Marcus Przybycien, Melanie and Sabrina Boyer, two great great-nieces and one great great-nephew.  Also surviving are wonderful friends who were like family to Evie; Dr. James and Helen Smith of Troy, the Smith’s children and their families, and the entire James Mingos family.  She was predeceased by a brother, Nelson Boyer.  Friends may call 2 – 3 P.M. Sunday, March 13, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., in Canton. The funeral and committal services will follow at 3:00 with Rev. Charlotte Morse officiating.  Burial will be in Alba Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in Evie’s name to the Alba First Christian Church, 74 Church St., Alba, Pa 16910.  Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2011

 

BRIGHT –CHARLOTTE L. DIGGS, 87, died January 27, 1996 at Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.  She was born in Alba, July 3, 1908, a daughter of Daniel and Lavenia (Jones) Bright.  Mrs. Diggs was a member of the Canton Baptist Church and the Canton Senior Citizens.  Survivors include stepsons; Clarence Diggs, Williamsport and Carl Diggs, Woodbridge, VA; step-daughters; Mrs. Nancy Ware and Mrs. Janet Trice, both of Williamsport; a sister, Mrs. Isadora Stills, Williamsport; niece, Mrs. Doris Frazier, Norristown, PA; nephews; Ralph B. and Charles W. Smith, both of Norristown.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Diggs.  A private committal service will be held in Alba Cemetery, at the convenience of the family with Rev. Norman Pierce, her pastor, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

PAUL REGINALD BROOKS, 69, Canton RD2, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1972 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born at Lake Nephawin, Canton, October 24, 1903, the son of Ellsworth E. and Sarah Porter Brooks.  Before his retirement he had been employed at Avco in Williamsport.  His survivors are his wife, the former Helen Foss; one daughter, Mrs. Vincent (Lillian) Peluso, Jersey Shore; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and several cousins.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1972 at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Richard C. Bartels, pastor of the Canton Missionary and Alliance Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

BROWN Virginia B. (Brown) Thomas

age 78, of Route 14 in Troy, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Virginia was born June 18, 1935, in Granville, Pa., daughter of the late John and Vivian (Duart) Brown. She was a graduate of Troy High School and was married to Richard C. Thomas on July 29, 1967, celebrating 46 years of marriage. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Her service will be held following calling hours at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Shelia Core of the Alba First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Alba Cemetery. Virginia and Richard have operated their family dairy farm on Route 14 for many years. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, who had always been there for her family. She was a member of the Alba First Christian Church, Christian Women's Fellowship and was the long time secretary/treasurer of the Alba Cemetery Association. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting afghans and quilting. Survivors include her loving husband, Richard C. Thomas of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Robin Thomas of Troy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darcy and Charles Hamm of Raleigh, N.C., Robin and Thomas Degenfelder of Cattaraugus, N.Y.; grandchildren, Matthew and Abbigail Thomas, Justin and Jason Dagenfelder; step-grandson, Kurtis Page; a brother and sister-in-law, Delbert and Lucy Brown of Granville, Summit; sisters and brother-in-law, Loretta and Richard Gustin of Troy, Martha White of Troy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials in Virginia's memory may be made to the Alba Cemetery Association or to the First Christian Church of Alba. Towanda Daily Review – September 21, 2013

 

CAMPBELL –NELLIE BASSETT, 92, Granville Summit, died November 3, 2005 at the Bradford County manor.  Born in Ralston on March 27, 1913.  Nellie Ozelma Campbell was the daughter of the late William and Anna Sara (VanHorn) Campbell.  She grew up in Ralston and rode the train to attend Canton High School.  She was married to Carl D. Bassett, March 10, 1932.  They were blessed with over 43 years together before his passing, Dec. 30, 1975.  Her loving care of family and home were most important to her.  She was happiest when sharing times with them and family reunions of get-togethers were a favorite Grandma Nellie was a wonderful cook; everything she made was always the best, especially her fabulous cookies.  Surviving are children; Phyllis and Alfred Castle, Canton, Bonnie and Ron Kenyon, Carol and Don Ripley and Alice and Merle Randall, all of Troy; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; brother, Jim Campbell, Warren, MI; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband Carl, Mrs. Bassett was predeceased by a son and daughter, Robert and Betty Bassett; an infant daughter; a great-grandson, Nicholas Kenyon; son-in-law, Ralph Kenyon; three brothers and two sisters.  The funeral service was held Nov. 13, at the Pepper Funeral Home with retired minister, Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating.  Burial was in Alba Cemetery.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Bassett’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CARR –VIRGINIA M. SURINE, 49, of Alba, Pa., died Wednesday, March 31, 1982 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mrs. Surine was born March 5, 1933 in Woodhull, N.Y., a daughter of Robert and Gettie Covert Carr.  She is survived by a daughter, Miss Jean Surine of Canton; a son, Charles Surine of Alba; father, Robert Carr of Canton; mother, Mrs. Gettie Ott of Alba; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Mosher, Mrs. Laura Nelson and Mrs. Shirley Crawford, all of Canton; a brother, Lewellyn Carr of Blossburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa., with the Rev. N. Glenn Landis, pastor of the New Life Temple, officiating.  Interment will be in the Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. tonight. –Towanda Daily Review.

CASE Bertha
West Burlington News)  M. A. Case was called to New Hampshire to see his daughter Bertha who was seriously ill with pneumonia.  The sad news was received here that she died Friday morning before her father arrived.  The body will be brought to Alba for Burial.  On account of the influenza epidemic the services will be at the cemetery. TGR 1918 Local News)

Bertha Case, daughter of M. A. Case of Burlington, died last Saturday in Penacook, New Hampshire, where she had been for some time.  Death was due to pneumonia following Spanish influenza.  She was 31 years old.  The remains were brought to Troy Tuesday morning and taken to Alba for interment.  Besides her father she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Herman Boyer and Mrs. Elwin McKean of Burlington and one brother Meade Case of West Burlington.

MILTON CASE
Milton Case, 77, of Alba died Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Packer Hospital where he was taken after he fractured his hip recently. He is survived by his wife and son, Meade Case of Burlington; two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie McKean of Burlington and Mrs. Elizabeth Boyer of Troy and 11 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Disciple church at Alba at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Alba Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1937)

RAYMOND A. CHILSON
Raymond A. Chilson, 95, Troy RD 3 formerly of Alba, died August 28, 1990 at Bradford County Manor where he had resided for the past five years. Mr. Chilson was born October 7, 1894, at Bernice, Sullivan County, a son of Wellington and Harriett Chilson. He was an auto mechanic at the former Hall Motor Co. in Troy for over 40 years, retiring in the early 1970s. Mr. Chilson was a member of the Alba Christian Church. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clark and Joyce Chilson, Alba; granddaughter, Cami Chilson, Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marion Clark, on Dec. 22, 1982. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton August 29 with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating and interment to be in Alba Cemetery. Memorial donations can be directed to the charity of one's choice in Mr. Chilson's memory. (TGR, Thursday, September 7, 1990)

CLARK
Duward W. On the evening of Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, Duward W. Clark of Columbia Cross Roads died at Troy Community Hospital. He was 84 years of age. Born in Alba on March 27th, 1921, he was the son of Walter and Clara (Hine) Clark. During his youth the family moved to Canton. Mr. Clark served our country during WWII as part of the Army Air Corps in the Asiatic and Pacific theaters. Duward was the husband of the late Margaret (Foss) Clark. He was employed for 40 years at American-LaFrance Co. in Elmira and, following his retirement, became a self-employed appliance repairman. The joys and concerns of his beloved family and friends were of paramount importance to him and he was always happiest when in the company of those he loved. Mr. Clark is survived by his son, Dale (and Penny) Clark of Cross Plains, TN; daughter, Charlene (and Alan) Aber of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, Ted (and Anita) Clark of Sells, AZ; sister, Emma McNett of Elmira; and granddaughters, Daphne Aber of Columbia Cross Roads, Holly Aber, serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, Paula Clark of College Station, TX, and Karen (and Jamie) Pettingill of Lock Haven. In accordance with Mr. Clark's wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services. A private interment will take place at Alba Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.

DUWARD W. CLARK.  On the evening of Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, Duward W. Clark of Columbia Cross Roads died at Troy Community Hospital. He was 84 years of age. Born in Alba on March 27th, 1921, he was the son of Walter and Clara (Hine) Clark. During his youth the family moved to Canton. Mr. Clark served our country during WWII as part of the Army Air Corps in the Asiatic and Pacific theaters. Duward was the husband of the late Margaret (Foss) Clark. He was employed for 40 years at American-LaFrance Co. in Elmira and, following his retirement, became a self-employed appliance repairman. The joys and concerns of his beloved family and friends were of paramount importance to him and he was always happiest when in the company of those he loved. Mr. Clark is survived by his son, Dale (and Penny) Clark of Cross Plains, TN; daughter, Charlene (and Alan) Aber of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, Ted (and Anita) Clark of Sells, AZ; sister, Emma McNett of Elmira; and granddaughters, Daphne Aber of Columbia Cross Roads, Holly Aber, serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, Paula Clark of College Station, TX, and Karen (and Jamie) Pettingill of Lock Haven. In accordance with Mr. Clark's wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services. A private interment will take place at Alba Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

COLE - Rexford, Mrs. Edna N-aged 66, Alba, died Tuesday morning, Jan 21, 1947. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Woodward, Alba; one stepson, Earl Rexford, Troy, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Lottie Cease, Elmira; three brothers, E W Cole, A G Cole, and D R Cole-all of Williamsport; one sister, Mrs. Leverna Smith, Waverly; one brother-in-law, Seth Kniffin, Alba. Services will be held from the Soper Funeral Home this Thursday, Jan 23 at 2 pm. Burial will be in Alba with Rev. Doaks officiating.

COVERT -GETTIE L. OTT, In the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, Gettie Louise Covert Ott died quietly at the Robert Packer Hospital after a lengthy illness.  She was 90 years of age.  A long-time resident of Canton, she was born in Woodhill, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1990, to Daniel and Louise Covert.  Gettie was a woman who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and loved the company of her family.  And she knew and loved her Lord Jesus, and felt the peace that only He could give.  Her bright smile and pleasant demeanor will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Gettie is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 40 years, Christopher Ott, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Lewellyn and Edna Carr, daughters Laura Nielson and Kimberly Crawford all of Canton, step-daughter and husband, Christine and Allen Kertis of Huntingdon, Pa., as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Calling hours will be on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home at 40 N. Center St. in Canton.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Landis, pastor of the New Life Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Alba Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

CRANDALL SARAH -  Mrs. Sarah Pierce, an old resident of Alba, suffered a stroke of apoplexy while visiting at Grover last week and died a few hours after. She was about 76 years old and is survived by a daughter and son. Interment was at Alba. TGR 1914  Sarah Crandle Pearce 2/16/1837 – 8/21/1911 cemetery reading s/b 1914 Wife of Wellington Pierce mother of Albert Pierce and Hattie Pierce.  The last name is Pierce or Pearce, census says Pierce.

CRANDALL –THURLEY C. BOWERS, 80, of 48 Sullivan St., Canton, died Friday, June 18, 1993 in the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  Mrs. Bowers was born March 27, 1913 in Alba, a daughter of Phillip and Isabelle Mordue Crandall.  She was a 1931 graduate of Canton High School and attended Keuka College in Ithaca.  During World War II, she was employed at Eclipse and later Remington Rand, both in Elmira.  For many years Mrs. Bowers was a nurse’s aid for Chemung County, retiring from the Chemung County infirmary in 1976.  Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, a member and past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the VFW Post No. 8675 Women’s Auxiliary, Troy, and the Canton Senior Citizens.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, F. Lee and Carol Whipple, Pine City, NY, and Charles A. and Donna Bowers, Streamwood, IL; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and William Smith, Horseheads; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Purvis of Florida; and a special cousin, Mrs. Edna Wooster of Canton.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles L. Bowers on Jan. 9, 1979 and three brothers, Phillip, Earl and Paul Crandall.  Funeral services were conducted at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, June 22, with Rev. David Morris, her pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the Alba Cemetery, Alba.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DEAN L. ‘BING’ CRAWFORD, 62, Canton, died May 17, 1996 at his home following a brief illness.  Born May 9, 1934 in Sayre, he was a son of Elsie May Jackson Crawford and the late Lyle Dean Crawford.  In earlier years, Dean attended Alba and Troy Schools and later acquired his G.E.D. with honors.  Mr. Crawford’s favorite pastime was reading.  He also enjoyed writing and had an article published in the Canton Historical paper.  In addition to his mother; he is also survived by his wife of 32 years, Kimberly Carr Crawford, home; four daughters Clara A. Buck, Alba, Judy Crawford and Jean Smith, both of Canton and Diane Jennings, York Springs, PA; two sons, Charles Surine, Owego and Robert Hurlburt, Elmira; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father Lyle in 1993 and a brother-in-law, Pete Dildine in 1994.  A graveside service was held May 22, at the Alba Cemetery with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 North Center Street, Canton, PA in Mr. Crawford’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DEWITT
ELSIE REYNOLDS, 69, of 7 West Carson St., Canton died Monday, Oct. 31, 1983 at her home.  Miss Reynolds was born September 4, 1914, she was a daughter of Walter and Marion Packard Reynolds.  (See note at end of obituary)  She was a former librarian at the Canton Elementary School and the Green Free Library in Canton.  Surviving are a sister, Miss Katherine McCraney of Milburn, N.J.; one cousins, Francis Leggett of Canton and several other cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Interment will be in Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Green Library in Miss Reynolds memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel   (Note:  Elsie parents were Henry DeWitt and Florence L. Morton McCraney, she was adopted by Walter and Marion Wilson {not Packard) Reynolds.)

DWYER
Porter, Isadore K Dwyer-wife of Rev. W H Porter of Alba, Pa departed this life early Wednesday morning, Aug 21, 1907, aged 55 years. 11 months and 10 days. Mrs. Porter was a daughter of Rev. W H H Dwyer and was born Sept 5, 1851, her mother’s maiden name having been Amanda Whitcomb. There were four other children in the family, three brothers and one sister; H Malcom Dwyer and Charles F Dwyer, deceased; R Wayland Dwyer of Glenns Falls, NY and Mrs. Libbie Dwyer Stiles of Ganesvoort, NY who survives her. There are also five half-brothers: H V Dwyer of Kansas, C S Dwyer, MD of Canton, Pa; V H Dwyer of Kansas City; E K Dwyer of Kansas and Rev. E B Dwyer of Gillett, Pa. On her 19th birthday she was married at East Smithfield to Mr. W H Porter of Alba, Pa. her only sister Libbie, being married at the same time to Mr. Lewis Stiles. Three children were born, all of whom remain to cherish, with their father, an utterly devoted love of wife and mother. These are: Cora M, wife of Mr. Frank M Reynolds of Roaring Branch, Pa.; Lizzie Belle, wife of Rev. William E Braisted of Barre, Vt; and Grace A wife of Mr. John L Webb of Philadelphia, Pa. There are seven grandchildren. Mrs. Porter had been in poor health for over three years, and had gradually grown weaker till about three weeks before her death, when she began to fail more rapidly and seemed only to await the coming together of those loved ones, some of whom she had not seen for three years. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, with prayer at the home and service at the Baptist church conducted by her pastor, Rev. W S Martin, assisted by Rev. M S Blair of the Disciple church, and Rev. J E Hunsburger, pastor of the Baptist church, Canton. Interment in Alba cemetery

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCLAUDE R. DUNBAR, 101, life-long resident of Armenia Mountain, Pa. died on Saturday, September 16, 2006 from the Bradford County Manor.  Mr. Dunbar was born on the family farm March 30, 1905, a son of the late George and Cora (Kizer) Dunbar.  Claude was a soft-spoken gentleman, always ready to lend a helping hand.   He was a hard worker all his life. In addition to Dairy farming, Claude helped run the family's lumber and saw mill business.  He loved the mountain and found great contentment being outdoors in nature. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Surviving are his brother, Lewis Dunbar of Canton, nieces and nephews; Lewis Dunbar Jr. of Sylvania, Penny Dunbar, Janet Dunbar, Lila Thomas and Mable Shedden all of Canton, Pearl Harris, Minnie Harris, Phyllis Harris, Marie Harris and Alfred "Bud" (Marge) Harris all of Armenia Mountain, Sharon Hulslander of Ulster, numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Dunbar, a sister Hazel Harris, a brother-in-law; Loren Harris, two nephews; Tom Thomas and Dick Hulslander and Uncle John Phillips.  Friends may call 9:30 - 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Glen Landis officiating. Burial will be in Alba Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mr. Dunbar's name to The American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

DUNBAR - Hazel Harris, 92
Hazel Dunbar Harris, 92, a lifetime resident of Troy RR1, Armenia Mountain, died
on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, following a 20-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born on June 7, 1910, in Armenia Township, she was a daughter of the late George and Cora Kizer Dunbar.  She married Loren Harris on June 13, 1928, and they raised eight children and many grandchildren on their beloved homestead on Armenia Mountain. Loren preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1989, following 60 years of loving marriage.
Throughout life Hazel's most important treasures were her family and the time spent on the family's farm. She will always be remembered as being a talented cook. Surviving are: her children, Lila Thomas and Mable Shedden, both of Canton, and Pearl Harris, Minnie Harris, Phyllis Harris, Alfred "Bud" (Marge) Harris, Marie Harris and Sharon (Dick) Hulslander, all of Armenia Mountain; her grandchildren, Loren "Stub" (Helen) Wilston of Armenia Mountain, Lyle (Sue) Thomas and Pam (Steve) Fowler, both of Canton, Linda (Bill) Pierce of Troy, Brad Thomas of Armenia Mountain, Cheryl and Sheila Porter, both of Canton, Sue (Rocky) Hartford of Shunk, Rich (Donna) Porter of Canton, Steve Harris of Armenia Mountain, Lynnette Hulslander of Waterloo, N.Y., and Kylie Hulslander of Armenia Mountain; her great-grandchildren, Wade (Megan) Wilston of Piedmont, S.D., Kristen, Justin and Jordan Thomas of Canton, Matthew and Taylor Fowler of Canton, Nathan and Kaylee Jo Pierce of Troy, and Richard and Danielle Porter of Canton; two brothers, Claude Dunbar of the Bradford County Manor and Lewis Dunbar of Canton; and a nephew and two nieces, Lewis Jr., Penny and Janet Dunbar, all of Canton. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Harris was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Dunbar, in 1982; a granddaughter, Elaine Harris, in 1975; two sons-in-law, Art Porter, in 1993, and Tom Thomas, in 1994; and a sister-in-law, Lena Rapalee, in 2002. Hazel's family invites friends to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glen Landis officiating.  Interment will be held in Alba Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Loren Wilston, Rich Porter, Bill Pierce, Steve Harris, and Lyle and Brad Thomas. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Harris' name to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701, or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17710.

DWYER –ISADORE K. PORTER - wife of Rev. W. H. Porter of Alba, Pa departed this life early Wednesday morning, Aug 21, 1907, aged 55 years. 11 months and 10 days.  Mrs. Porter was a daughter of Rev. W. H. H. Dwyer and was born Sept 5, 1851, her mother’s maiden name having been Amanda Whitcomb.  There were four other children in the family, three brothers and one sister; H. Malcom Dwyer and Charles F. Dwyer, deceased; R. Wayland Dwyer of Glenns Falls, NY and Mrs. Libbie Dwyer Stiles of Ganesvoort, NY who survives her.  There are also five half-brothers: H. V. Dwyer of Kansas, C. S. Dwyer, MD of Canton, Pa; V. H. Dwyer of Kansas City; E. K. Dwyer of Kansas and Rev. E. B. Dwyer of Gillett, Pa.  On her 19th birthday she was married at East Smithfield to Mr. W. H. Porter of Alba, Pa. her only sister Libbie, being married at the same time to Mr. Lewis Stiles.  Three children were born, all of whom remain to cherish, with their father, an utterly devoted love of wife and mother. These are: Cora M., wife of Mr. Frank M. Reynolds of Roaring Branch, Pa.; Lizzie Belle, wife of Rev. William E. Braisted of Barre, Vt.; and Grace A. wife of Mr. John L Webb of Philadelphia, Pa.  There are seven grandchildren.  Mrs. Porter had been in poor health for over three years, and had gradually grown weaker till about three weeks before her death, when she began to fail more rapidly and seemed only to await the coming together of those loved ones, some of whom she had not seen for three years.  Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, with prayer at the home and service at the Baptist church conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. S. Martin, assisted by Rev. M. S. Blair of the Disciple church, and Rev. J. E. Hunsburger, pastor of the Baptist church, Canton. Interment in Alba Cemetery.

 

EDWARDS Daniel J

On the morning of Thursday, February 10th, 2011, Daniel J. Edwards of Canton, PA, formerly of Elmira, died quietly at his residence. He was 71. Born in Elmira, on October 13th, 1939, he was the son of the late George Edwards and Rosemary (Henry) Edwards. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman of Elmira, sister, Donna (Jim) Taylor of Erin, NY and companion, Sharon Vetter of Canton. In addition to his father, Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Wood) Edwards. In accordance with Dan's expressed wishes, there will be a private viewing for family and close friends. Interment will be in Alba Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Star Gazette – February 12, 2011

 

FAY Betty FREEMAN, 76, of Canton, Pa died July 26, 2000 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Born on March 2, 1924 in Springfield, MA she was the only child of the late Clarence and Irma Fay.  Betty married Merrell Freeman in 1944 following Merrell’s discharge from the service and made their home on the Freeman family farm in Alba, Pa.  In 1969 they moved from the farm to Canton.  Betty was employed by the Canton School cafeteria and later at Paper Magic in Troy until her retirement.  She was a member of the Canton VFW Auxiliary Post, 714, the Canton American Leion Post 303 and also volunteered at the Canton Clothing Center.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years.  Merrell at home; a son, William (Bill) Freeman of Blossburg, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Donald Snyder of Canton RR 2; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Dwight freeman of the Rose View Center in Williamsport, PA; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Freeman of Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton; a niece and her husband, Beverly and Gene Segur of Canton; and a nephew and his wife, Philip and Joanne Freeman of Clifton Springs, NY.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on July 29 with the Rev. Glenn Landis officiating and interment to be in the Alba Cemetery, Alba.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Western Alliance EMS at PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Freeman’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, August 3, 2000

FAY –BETTY FREEMAN, 76, of High Street, Canton, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, July 26, 2000, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  Born on March 2, 1924, in Springfield, Mass., she was the only child of the late Clarence and Irma Fay.  Betty married Merrell Freeman on Nov. 4, 1944, in Springfield, Mass., following Merrell’s discharge from the service.  They made their home on the Freeman family farm on the Alba Mountain Road in Alba.  In 1969 they moved off the farm and made their home in Canton.  In earlier years, Betty was employed by the Canton School Cafeteria, and later she worked at Paper Magic in Troy until her retirement.  Betty was a member of the Canton VFW Auxiliary Post No. 714 and the Canton American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 303 and also enjoyed volunteering at the Canton Clothing Center.  She loved camping, flowers, reading and walking.  Betty was a very special and caring person, as she always saw the best qualities in everyone she knew.  She is survived by; her loving husband of 55 years, Merrell, at home: a son William (Bill) Freeman of Blossburg, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Donald Snyder of Canton RR 2; two grandchildren, Michelle Ward and special friend Shawn Fromille of Canton and Russell and Kelly Freeman of Summers Point, N.J.; six great-grandchildren, Krista, Logan and Cheyenne, Dustin, Zachery and Owen; a brother-in-law, Dwight Freeman of the Rose View Center in Williamsport, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Freeman of Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton; a niece and her husband, Beverly and Gene Segur of Canton; and a nephew and his wife, Philip and Joanne Freeman of Clifton Springs, N.Y.  Mrs. Freeman was predeceased by three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; Charles and Russell Freeman, Willard and Eva Freeman, and Geraldine “Deanie” Freeman.  The family invites friends to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Glenn Landis, pastor of the New Life Church, officiating.  Interment will be held in the Alba Cemetery, Alba.  Those who wish may send a memorial donation to the Western Alliance E.M.S. at P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. in Mrs. Freeman’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCLARENCE E. FAY, 102 of Canton, died Tuesday May 5, 1992, at the Bradford County Manor.  Mr. Fay was born May 4, 1890, at Warren, MA, a son of Winfield C. and Nellie Lyons Fay.  He was employed as a machinist for Gilbert and Bakers, W. Springfield, MA, retiring in 1955.  He was a World War I Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 0021, Springfield, MA; was a 37 year member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and a member of IOOF Chapter No. 321, Canton.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Merrel Freeman, Canton, William Freeman, Canton and Linda Snyder, Canton RR 2; two great-grandchildren, Russell Freeman and Michelle Snyder; two great-great-grandchildren, Krista Snyder and Zackary Pepper.  Mr. Fay was predeceased by his wife, the former Erma G. Sipple, on Oct. 19, 1975.  The funeral service will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, on Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Richard M. Barner, Mr. Fay’s pastor, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Alba Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish in Mr. Fay’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

EDITH FOSS, 98, of Alba Succumbs After Illness.  Edith Foss, Milan RD 1, formerly of Alba, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 1974 at the troy Community Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born Sept. 10, 1875 in Alba, the daughter of George H. and Nancy Bothwell Foss.  She was a former practical nurse in the Troy and Canton area and a lifetime resident of Alba.  She was a member of the Christian Church of Alba.  She is survived by the following nieces, Mrs. Claude (Winifred) Eifferdt of Milan RD; Mrs. Helen Brooks of Canton; Mrs. Gerald (Lorena) McKinney of Athens; Mrs. Duward (Margaret) Clark of Gillett; Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Jenney of Athens; Mrs. Milon (Edith) Marshall of Nichols, N.Y.; Miss Florence Foss of Columbia Cross Roads; several grand-nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held from the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, on Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Diehl, former pastor of the Christian Church in Sayre, officiating.  Burial will be in the Alba Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review. (Paper listed last name of FOFF, which was in error and Eifferdt should read Eiffert and Duward should read Durward.)

FOSS –HELEN LILLIAN BROOKS, 83, of 10 S. Minnequa Avenue, Canton, died at home on Friday, March 12, 1993.  She was born on Dec. 19, 1909, in Alba, a daughter of George Bruce and Isabel Hartman Foss.  Helen was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Canton.  Surviving are for sisters, Mrs. Margaret Clark of Troy RR; Mrs. Nancy Jenney of Athens; Mrs. Edith Marshall of Rome RR; and Miss Florence Foss of Gillett; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1993 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. John E. Thomson officiating.  Interment will be in Alba Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Monday.

FOSS Margaret CLARK.  On Saturday, December 20th 1997 Margaret I. Clark of Columbia Crossraods died unexpectedly at the troy Community Hospital.  She was 80 years of age Born in Alba, PA on May 12, 1917.  Margaret was one of seven daughters born to George B. and Isabell (Hartman) Foss.  Margaret lost her parents at an early age and sought work tending other people’s home and children.  It was while employed in this capacity that she met Duward W. Clark, a young man employed at a nearby farm.  They were united in Holy Matrimony on June 1, 1940.  Together they raised a son and a daughter.  In her youth Margaret had been a member of the alba Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and later transferred membership to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton when she and her husband moved into town.  Margaret is survived by her husband of 57 years, Duward W. Clark, at home, son and daughter-in-law dale and Penny Clark of Springfield, TN, daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Allen Aber of Columbia Crossroads, sisters, Edith (and Milan) Marshall of Windham Center, PA, Nancy Jenney of Athens, PA, and Florence Foss of Gillett, PA.  She is also survived by four grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton, Wednesday, December 24th at 2 pm with the Rev. David Morris, her pastor, of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton officiating with interment to be at Alba Cemetery.

DANIEL FREEMAN
 Services for Daniel O. Freeman, 84, 52 E. Main St., Canton, were held at the Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Sept 15, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment was in Alba Cemetery.  Mr. Freeman died on Sept 12, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was a member of the Alba Christian Church, a 60-year member of Minnequa Grange No. 754 and a 60-year member and past grand of the Odd Fellows No. 321 of Canton.  He was also a retired farmer and a self-employed carpenter.  Mr. and Mrs. Freeman celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in May.  Surviving are his wife, the former Marion Packard; son, Haldine of Canton; a granddaughter, Marie Freeman of Corning, NY; step-grandson, Kenneth Irving; one step great-grandchild; sisters, Miss Helen Freeman of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Mame White of Elmira, and Mrs. Eliza Leonard of Canton.  (TGR, Thursday, Sept 18, 1975)

DWIGHT FREEMAN, 88, formerly of Canton and Alba Mountain Road, died while surrounded by his family on Thursday morning, June 5, 2003, at the Rose View Center, Williamsport, Pa.  Born on July 14, 1914, at the family farm in Canton Township, Dwight was one of five sons of the late Harry and Pearl Auchenbaugh Freeman.  He attended the Alba and Canton schools.  Dwight met a West LeRoy girl by the name of Geraldine Bellows, who became the light of his life.  They were married on Oct. 8, 1940, at the Canton Church of Christ.  His beloved “Deanie” died on June 18, 1992.  Together they shared nearly 52 wonderful years.  He was a life member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429 and the Canton Rod and Gun Club, where he was honored as Sportsman of the Year.  Mr. Freeman was a “jack of all trades,” who believed in a strong work ethic.  Along with his brother, Merrell, he worked for many years to enlarge and improve their dairy herd at The Rolling Valley Farm, located on Alba Mountain Road.  After retiring from farming in 1969, he and his wife moved to Canton.  Dwight always enjoyed being busy and continued working, first with Art Wilston at Tennessee Gas Co. and later in 1971 as a PennDOT road crew foreman until retiring in 1990.  Dwight was an avid hunter of all game, but especially enjoyed chasing those turkeys around.  He bagged a deer the fall before he became a resident of Rose View in 1999.  Dwight was a dedicated family man.  Nothing pleased him more than to be able to pitch in and help in any way possible.  Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Gene Segur of Canton; three grandchildren, Tammy and Brad Lyon of Troy, Nancy and Ron Morgan of Etters, Pa., and Jodie and Rich Bardo of Canton; five great-grandchildren, Nichole “Nick” Vroman, Jenelle Lyon, Abbie and Taylore Bardo, and Kyle Morgan; a great-grandson, Bradley Dwight Vroman; a brother, Merrell Freeman of Canton; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Geraldine “Deanie,” Dwight was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Russell and Willard Freeman.  Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  The funeral service will follow with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  The Canton Moose Lodge will honor their brother at 12:45 p.m.  Burial will be in the Alba Cemetery.  His family suggests that those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Freeman’s name to the Western Alliance Ambulance, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. or First Christian Church of Alba, RR 2, Box 67, Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE P. FREEMAN – Alba, Pa., Nov. 13, 1926 – George P. Freeman aged 68 years died at his home here this morning at 8:20 o’clock.  He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Thomas of Alba, Mrs. Walter DeVine of Rochester, Mrs. George Gard of Towanda; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Greenleaf of California.  –Elmira paper 11/14/1926

HALDINE C. FREEMAN, 68, of Canton RD 1 died Friday, Oct. 3, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Freeman was born March 19, 1912 in Alba, the son of Daniel and Marion Packard Freeman.  He was a member of the Alba Christian Church; the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429; the Wheel Inn Inc. and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, both of Ralston; and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg.  Survived by his wife, the former Thelma Robinson; mother, Mrs. Daniel Freeman of Canton; one daughter, Ms. Marie Freeman of Corning, N.Y.; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Master Sergeant Kenneth and Helda Irving of Columbia, S.C.; a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Gabriella Nysveen of Charleston, S.C.; and aunts and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in the Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  The Canton Moose Lodge No. 429 will conduct memorial services for Mr. Freeman at the funeral home Sunday at 8:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FREEMAN MYRTLE
Thomas, Myrtle Freeman-died Tuesday, July 5, 1949, in the Troy Community Hospital at the age of 61. Her home was in Alba. She is survived by her husband, Frank Thomas and two sons, Wayne, Jacksonville, Fla and Francis, New York City; one grandson, Ronnie, Danville, two sisters, Mrs. George A Gard, Towanda, and Mrs. Iva McNeal, Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held from the Alba Church of Christ Thursday at 2 pm. Rev. L R Doak with burial in the Alba cemetery.

William GARBRANT died at his home in Troy township Saturday morning, Nov. 23, of pneumonia, aged 60 years. Deceased had just moved from Alba to the James Cease farm at the foot of Armenia, when he was suddenly taken sick with pneumonia, causing his death. Mr. Garbrant was a brother of F. G. Pierce’s first wife and an uncle of Miss Marion Howe and Mrs. M. L. Case of Troy. He is survived by his wife and an adopted daughter. He was an honored member of Canton G. A. R. and the Alba P. O. S. of A. Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday at 1 o’clock, and at the Alba Baptist church at 3 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Lyons officiating. TGR 1901

HOWARD E. GRACE, 53, years old died at his home in Alba, Monday, March 8, 1920.  He was survived by his wife, one son, Arthur, two brothers, Ansil of Wetona and Wilson of Alba, and a sister, Mrs. Cook of Holley, N.Y.  Mr. Grace was a resident of Alba for eight years, having spent the greater part of his life of the old homestead of Wetona.  Funeral services in charge of the Rev. M. A. Soper of the Canton M. E. church were held at the home.  Interment was in the Alba Cemetery.

GRAY- HICKS Ruby
Mrs. Ruby Gray Hicks died at the home of her father, John Gray of this place, after a lingering illness at the age of 26.  She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, Roy Hicks, two little children, a father and mother, and one brother, all of Alba.  The funeral was largely attended.  Rev. Houston officiated, burial in Alba Cemetery.    TGR 1916

 

NORMAN H. HAFLETT, 57, of RD 1, Troy died Wednesday, May 14, 1986 at troy Community Hospital.  Born Dec. 16, 1928 in Granville Township, Bradford County PA.  He was the son of Howard and Doris Smith Haflett.  Mr. Haflett was a member and elder of the Alba Christian Church and was a member of the Canton Masonic Lodge.  He was a truck driver for the Pelton Trucking Company and was also a farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Mingos Haflett; daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Donna Corbin and her husband, Gordon Corbin, of Morrisville, NY and Jane Porter and husband, Larry Porter of Raleigh, NC; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Linda Haflett of Mifflintown, Pa. and David and Darlene Haflett of Munnsville, NY; mother, Doris Smith Haflett of Troy; stepdaughters, Barbara Boyer of Troy and Mrs. Michael (Joanne) Przbycien of Troy; 12 grandchildren; brothers Lane Haflett of Windfall, Pa. and Lyle Haflett of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Haflett in 1946 and by his father, Howard Haflett in 1972.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Graboski officiating.  Burial will be in Alba Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Alba Christian Church, the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in Mr. Haflett’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOREN S. HARRIS, 84, Troy RD 1, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 1989 at Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Harris was born March 15, 1904 in Armenia Township, Bradford County, a son of Charles and Ethel Stanton Harris.  On June 13, 1928 he married Hazel Dunbar.  He was a lifelong former and retired from Preston’s Mill in Canton in 1972 after 20 years of service.  Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Hazel Dunbar; a son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Marge Harris of Troy RD 1; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Stub and Helen Wilston of Troy RD 1; daughters and sons-in-law, Lela and Tom Thomas of Canton RD 1 and Sharon and Dick Hulslander of Troy RD 1; five daughters; Mable Shedden of Canton, Pearle, Minnie, Phyllis and Marcie Harris, all of Troy RD 1; grandchildren; Lyle and Sue Thomas, Pam Thomas, Linda Thomas, all of Canton RD 1; Cheryl, Sheila, Rich and Donna Porter and Howard Shedden, all of Canton; Peg and Rocky Hartford of Shunk; Brad Thomas, Steve Harris and Lynnette and Kylie Hulslander, all of Troy RD 1; great-grandchildren; Wade Wilston of Troy, Georgianna, Danielle and Richie Porter of Canton, Kristine, Justin and Jordon Thomas of Canton RD 1; step-grandchildren, Stacy, Rod and Nicole Hartford of Shunk; a sister, Mrs. Lena Rapalee of Canton; brothers-in-law, Claude Dunbar of Troy RD 1 and Lewis Dunbar, Canton RD 2; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel Fitch; a brother, Tracy Harris and a brother-in-law, Laurence Dunbar.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. N. Glenn Landis, pastor of the Canton New Life Temple officiating.  Interment will be in Alba Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Tuesday, from 6-9 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mr. Harris’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAVENS –EVA A. BUCKFORD, 93, dies at County Manor, formerly of Alba and Canton, died Dec. 17, 1975, at the Bradford County Manor.  She attended the Canton First Baptist Church.  She was born in Elmira June 20, 1882, the daughter of George and Nancy Anderson Havens.  She is survived by a son, George Dunbar of Troy RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Mason Johnson of Troy RD 3; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, following the viewing.  The Rev. Ann Palmer will officiate.  Burial will be in Alba Cemetery.
 

 

 

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