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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Besley Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA
A.K.A. Columbia Valley Cemetery
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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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) 

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. Married women are listed under their own name in the alphabetic arrangement. If name at birth not known, they will be listed at end with question mark until real name determined. 

 ANDERSON
 Anderson, Chester A. age 84 of 579 Post St., Friday, January 6, 1978. The family has requested that there be no prior calling hours. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home, Rev. Jack Ziegler officiating. Burial at a later date in Besley Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Union Lodge No. 95 F & AM; the First Presbyterian Church; and was employed at the Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Plant prior to retirement.

 

ANDERSON  Robert Anderson died at the county home in Burlington Monday morning.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter.  A service will be held at the county home Wednesday morning at 10;30 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Besley cemetery at Columbia Cross Roads.  RHW. Feb. 1930-Towanda Daily Review.

 

ISAAC SISSON ASPINWALL born Sept 20, 1829 in Ledyard, Tioga County, NY.  Married to Susan C Haven of Columbia Township, Bradford Co, Pa. June 7, 1855, who died Aug 9, 1903.  Since the death of Mrs. Aspinwall, Mr. Aspinwall had lived in the family of James Wells of Columbia, whose kindness and devotion brightened the months of suffering that he was called upon to endure.  On the morning of July 4th  (1911) he quietly fell “asleep in Jesus”.  He was for many years a faithful member of the Baptist Church, also of the I.O.O.F.  The funeral was held on the 6th from the home of Mr. Wells and was conducted by the Rev. S Barrett. (Buried Besley Cemetery, Columbia Twp.)

CLARENCE A. BAILEY JR., 13 son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bailey of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1938 at 12:30 p.m.  He is survived by the parents; three sisters, Eleanor, Doris and Barbara Ann; five brothers, Robert, Theodore, Carroll, Merton and James all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Damiers? (should be Daniels) of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey of Austinville, Pa.; several aunts and uncles.  Funeral at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey at Austinville, Pa., Thursday 2 p.m.  Burial in the Besley Cemetery, Austinville, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/31/1938

BAILEY - CLARK, Agnes Bailey: (SRGP 32670)  Age 87, of Springfield, VA, formerly of Austinville, PA, Friday, February 12, 1988 in Falls Church, VA.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA, Monday, 2 to 4 pm. Funeral there Tuesday at 1pm., with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial, Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth Clark of Springfield, VA; nieces, Cecile Cowl of Troy, PA, Joyce Brown of Erin, FL, Christine Cleveland of Mansfield, PA, Betty Mosher of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Dolores Burleigh of Roseville, PA, Gladys Robbins of FL; nephews, Clarence Bailey of Elmira, NY, Lyndon Bailey of FL, William Bailey of Mansfield, PA, Carlton Wilson of Troy, PA; several great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Theodore R. Clark in 1980. She was a 50 year member of the Austinville Dolly Madison Rebekah Lodge and member of the Grange in Green, NY.

Donald L. BAILEY, 43, of 760 Spruce St., Elmira, Friday March 5, 1982 at Punta Gorda, Florida. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Tuesday 1 p.m. Rev. John Adams officiating. Burial in Besley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Survived by wife Nellie Tice Bailey; daughters, Diane Bailey of Naples, NY, Penny & Stacey Bailey of Elmira; parents Clarence & Mildred Bailey of Elmira; sisters, Eleanor Bailey and Mrs. Howard (Barbara) Harris of Elmira, Mrs. Paul (Joan) Hale of Punta Gorda, Fla.; brothers, Robert Bailey of Rochester, Ted, Merton, Richard and John Bailey all of Elmira, Carroll Bailey of Factoryville, Pa., James Bailey of Millerton, Pa, Bill Bailey of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one great aunt Mrs. Agnes Clark of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. Mr. Bailey was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Fla., and attended the Bible Baptist Church of Elmira Heights.

BAILEY, FLOYD E., age 75, of Troy.  Military funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, on June 11, 1967. The Rev. C. E. Depew officiated and interment was in Besley Cemetery. Mr. Bailey died June 8, 1967, at the Troy Community Hospital. He had been in ill health for some time. He was a member of the Troy Baptist Church, the Brooks-Flick Post No. 49, American Legion, Troy, the Austinville Lodge No. 326 of the Odd Fellows and the Canton Encampment. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Agnes Clarke of Greene, NY; twin brother Lloyd of Troy; brother, Daniel E. of Auburn, NY, several nieces and nephews.

BAILEY
Bailey Lloyd A. age 82, of Greene, N.Y., formerly of Troy Pa., Wednesday, May 30, 1973 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. C. E. DePew. Besley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Survived by sister, Mrs. Theodore (Agnes) Clark of Greene, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. At the time of his death he was living with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Theodore Clark of Greene, N.Y. He was a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F & AM; veteran of World War I; served in France in 1917-18. Past commander of Troy American Legion, Brooks-Flick Post No. 49; member of the Austinville Oddfellow and Rebekah Lodge; member of the Troy Baptist Church.

BALLARD - Susan D (Mrs. John H) Watkins -(1929) aged 91, widow of John H Watkins, died at the family home in Sylvania, Tuesday at 1:30 pm. She is survived by one son, Fred Watkins of Austinville, one daughter, Mrs. Olive M Fraley, with whom she resided; one grandson, J H Watkins of Elmira and one great grandson, Russell Watkins of Saranac. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the family home in Sylvania. Rev. A G Cameron officiating.

BARDWELL - Local News) Hiram E. Bardwell, [SRGP 28897] a former resident of Troy township and of Sylvania, died Sunday morning at Austinville. He was 79 years old and a veteran of the civil war. He is survived by three sons—Charles of Elmira, Harry of this place, and Frederick of Rushville, N.Y., and two brothers Alfred of Bradford and Theodore of Troy Township. The funeral was held Tuesday at the home of his sister-in-law. Mrs. James Wilson in Austinville, and interment was in that place. [Columbia Valley Cemetery] TGR 1922

BERRY - Horace Berry of Columbia X Roads was taken seriously ill of neuralgia of the heart while papering at Chas. Teeter's. At present writing he is very low. They were unable to move him to his home. Horace Berry - Horace Berry of Austinville, April 1st, of Neuralgia of the heart.   TGR 1903

JOHN O. BESLEY late of Pine City.  The funeral was held in the home of Mrs. Jay D. Young, 222 Maple Avenue, today (March 6, 1934) at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Benjamin Rowe officiated.  Burial was in the Besley Cemetery at Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/6/1934

BESLEY - Miss Mae Besley - elder daughter of the late O B Besley of Columbia Cross Roads died at the family residence on Monday evening, April 25th after a long and severe illness. Of the immediate family only her sister, Mrs. James E Thrall survives and Mrs. Thrall’s son, Oliver Besley Thrall. The funeral was held from the home on Thursday, April 28th and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. A G Cameron, assisted by Rev. G M Whiting of the ME Church. The burial was in the family lot in the cemetery near the old home. The funeral was a very large one showing the esteem in which she was held and there was a wealth of flowers, tributes of the love of a host of friends. Mae Besley was quiet, gentle loving, capable, with a character strong to do and endure.

OLIVER B. BESLEY - (Feb. 9, 1920) The passing out of life at his home on Monday after a short illness with pneumonia, of Oliver B. Besley, 71, is recognized as a loss not alone to Columbia township, but to the whole of Western Bradford.  To an unusual degree Mr. Besley enjoyed the confidence of his neighbors.  He was an elder of the church, justice of the peace, a director of the Grange National Bank.  In all of these relations and as a husband, father, neighbor, he measured up to a high standard for citizenship.  He is survived by two daughters, Miss Mae Besley and Mrs. James Thrall, two brothers, G. C. of Columbia and John of Elmira, and a grandson Oliver Besley Thrall. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday afternoon, the Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.  (Buried Besley Cemetery)

 ALFRED BURLEIGH (SRGP 10086)
Alfred Burleigh, 79, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre early Saturday, Nov. 9, 1935. He is survived by four sons, Roy, Frank and Rexford of Columbia Cross Roads and Harold of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; a daughter Mrs. Harriet Klinger of Columbia Cross Roads; a brother Thomas of Daytona Beach, Fla, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Hardenbrook of Auburn. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Orey Crippen of Tioga, Pa., officiating. Burial will be in the Besley Cemetery

BURLEIGH – Frank A. Burleigh, age 75 of RD3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died November 26, 1978 at home. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 PM with the Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. Burial Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital or Burns Hospital in care of Trojan Masonic Lodge, Troy, PA. Survived by wife, Ruth Christopher Burleigh; daughters, Mrs. Harry (Donna) Corey of Columbia Cross Roads, RD2, Mrs. Ronald (Ann Jeanette) Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads RD3, Mrs. Philip (Lorraine) Metzger of Troy, Mrs. Thomas (Mary Lou) Judson of Paris, Tenn., Mrs. Jeff (Kathy) Earle of Rochester, NY; one son, Thomas A. Burleigh of Mansfield, PA; one sister, Mrs. Harriet Klinger of Granville Summit, PA; brothers, Harold C. Burleigh of Pleasant Mount, PA and Rex A. Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired farmer; and life long resident of Columbia Township; member of the Columbia Grange; Eastern Milk Producers; P.F.A.; Austinville IOOF; Trojan Masonic Lodge; Blue Lodge; Wilkes-Barre Shrine Club; Towanda Knights Templor; Bradford and Tioga County Shrine Club; member of the Troy Rotary Club; Alparon Park Association; former Troy Area school board director.

BURLEIGH - Frank A. Burleigh, age 75, of Columbia Cross Roads RD3 died Sunday, Nov. 26, 1978, at his home.  He was born on Oct 3, 1903 in Columbia Township the son of Alfred and Lydia VanZile Burleigh. Mr. Burleigh was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Columbia Township.  He was a member of Columbia Grange, Eastern Milk Producers, Professional Farmers Association Austinville IOOF, Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM Blue Lodge, Wilkes-Barre Shrine Club, Towanda Knights Templar Bradford-Tioga county Shrine Club. Member of Troy Rotary, Troy Alparon Park Association, and a former Troy Area School director.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Christopher Burleigh; daughters, Mrs. Harry (Donna) Corey of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Mrs. Ronald (Ann Jeanette) Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads RD3, Mrs. Philip (Lorrain) Metzger of Troy, Mrs. Thomas (MaryLou) Judson of Paris, Tenn., and Mrs. Jeff (Kathy) Earle of Rochester, N.Y.; one son Thomas A. of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Harriet B. Klinger of Granville Summit; two brothers, Harold C. of Pleasant Mount, Pa. and Rex a. of Columbia Cross Roads; 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital or the Burn Hospital in care of Trojan Masonic Lodge, Curtis E. Spalding, Troy RD.  Burial was in the Columbia Valley Cemetery.

BURLEIGH - Kathy Earle, a resident of Peekskill, N.Y. and former resident of Troy, Pa., died at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Dec. 15, 2008, at the age of 57.  Born in Troy on May 12, 1951, she was the daughter of Frank & Ruth Burleigh. She graduated from Troy High School in 1969.  Mrs. Earle had been employed at Wal-Mart as an invoice clerk for the past 10 years, and was previously a resident assistant manager at Woolworth's for 25 years. Her favorite pastimes included reading, knitting, baking, and spending time with her family.  Mrs. Earle is survived by: Robert "Jeff" Earle, her husband of 39 years; a daughter, Terri (Andy) Newkirk of Parker, Colo. and their children Kirsten, 9, Jenna, 6 and Zack, 5; a son, Rob of Wappinger Falls, N.Y. and his son Christopher, 11; four sisters, Donna (Harry) Corey of Granville Summit, Ann Jeanette (Ronnie) Kennedy of Roseville, Lorraine Metzger of Columbia Cross Roads, and Mary Lou (Tom) Judson of Newark Valley, N.Y.; father-in-law Bob Earle of Troy; as well as many nieces and nephews.  A brother, Thomas Burleigh, as well as her parents, predeceased her.  Calling hours will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Austinville Union Church. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ken Marple officiating. Interment will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery in Austinville. The family will also receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Nardone Funeral Home in Peekskill, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Kathy's name to the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Action, 426 C St., Washington, D.C. 20002.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with local arrangements.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

REX A. BURLEIGH, (SRGP 15467) age 91, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at the home of his son, Dr. Gary Burleigh, in Mansfield, Pa.  He was born in Columbia Twp., Bradford County, on Dec. 23, 1905, a son of Alfred and Lydia (VanZile) Burleigh.  He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of the Austinville Union Church.  He also was a past master and member of the Columbia Grange No. 83, a former member of Austinville IOOF, and had been auditor of Columbia Twp. for many years.  Rex and his wife of 60 years, Freda (Haven) Burleigh owned and operated their farm at Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 all their married life.  In addition to his wife and son, survivors include sons, Dr. Larry G. Burleigh of Hooksell, N.H.; and R. Marvin Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, 110 West. Main St., Troy, Pa., Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral service will be held Monday at 12 p.m. from the Austinville Union Church, Rev. Ken Marple, his pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Rod Murray, pastor of the Church of The New Covenant, Mansfield, Pa.  Interment will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Twp., Bradford Co., Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROY J. BURLEIGH (SRGP 58229)
 Roy J. Burleigh, age 72, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, died Monday, September 10, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Funeral services were at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Thursday.  Rev. Paul Mychack officiated.  Burial in Besley Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Ella Moore Burleigh; daughter, Miss Edith Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; sons, Nathan Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, Leroy Burleigh of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Harriet Klinger of Granville Summit, Pa.; brothers, Frank Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Rex Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; half brother, Harold Burleigh of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was a lifelong farmer in the Columbia Cross Roads area, member of the Austinville Odd Fellows. Flowers gratefully declined. Family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Columbia Valley Cemetery, Austinville
BURLEIGH, Thomas Alfred [SRGP 46195] - Man Dies in Mishap - Thomas A. Burleigh, 42, of Box 3180, RD1, Mansfield was found dead at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 [1984], in an area just off Old Possessions Road, about 5 miles east of Morris Run in Ward Township. At 12:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 Burleigh was pronounced dead by Dr. James L. Wilson, Tioga County Coroner. Wilson said that Burleigh suffered a fractured skull, caused when a large piece of a tree he was cutting broke off and struck him on the head and right side of his face. The County Coroner said death occurred at 2 p.m. Burleigh had left his home at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 to cut wood. When he did not return, his wife, Daisy, became worried and contacted Thomas F. Smith of Morris Run who went looking for Burleigh and found him about 9 p.m. that evening lying face down. State police were notified and, as a result of the investigation, Burleigh's death was declared accidental. Witushynsky said that Burleigh was pronounced dead a few hours after he was found because of the time it took to drive to the area and the thorough investigation that was done to determine how the accident had occurred. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 1, 1984, p.36
 
BURLEIGH, Thomas A. [SRGP 46195] - Thomas A. Burleigh, 42, of RD1, Mansfield died Thursday, Jan. 26, 1984 when he was struck by a falling tree branch while cutting wood in an area just off Old Possessions Road in Ward Township near Morris Run. Born on June 4, 1941 in Snederkerville, Bradford County, PA, he was the son of Frank and Ruth Christopher Burleigh. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Jones and Brague Mining Company of Morris Run and was an avid bowler at Maple Lanes, Mansfield. Surviving are: his wife, Daisy VanDyke Burleigh of RD1, Mansfield; three sons, Mike Kenyon and Mark Kenyon, both at home and Kipper Burleigh and daughter, Cindee Burleigh, both of Winter Park, Fla.; mother, Mrs. Ruth Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; five sisters, Mrs. Donna [Harry] Corey of Granville Summit, PA; Mrs. Ann Jeanette [Ronald] Kennedy of Roseville, PA; Mrs. Loraine [Philip] Metzger of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Mrs. Mary Lou [Tom] Judson of Mahopac, NY and Mrs. Kathy [Jeff] Earle of Peekskill, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday, Jan. 28, 1984 with funeral services held there on Sunday Jan. 29, 1984 at 2 p.m. with The Rev. James T. Dawes, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial was in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Austinville, PA. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 1, 1984, p.10

BURLEIGH, THOMAS A.  Services for Thomas A. Burleigh, 42, Mansfield, were held Jan. 29 at Scureman Funeral Home with Rev. James T. Dawes officiating.  Burial was in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Austinville.  Mr. Burleigh died Jan. 26, 1984.  He was born June 4, 1941 in Snedekerville, son of Frank and Ruth Christopher Burleigh.  He was an avid bowler.  Surviving are his wife Daisy VanDyke Burleigh; sons, Mike and Mark Kenyon, at home; son Kipper and daughter Cindy Burleigh, Winter Park, FL; mother Ruth Burleigh, Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. Harry (Donna) Corey of Granville Summit, Mrs. Ronald (Ann Jeanette) Kennedy of Roseville, Mrs. Philip (Lorraine) Metzger of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Tom (Mary Lou) Judson of Mahopac, NY and Mrs. Jeff (Kathy) Earle of Peekskill, NY; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Feb.2, 1984)

THOMAS A. BURLEIGH
Age 42, of RD 1, Mansfield, Pa., suddenly Thursday, January 26, 1984. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, South Main Street, Mansfield Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the funeral home Sunday 2 p.m., the Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial Columbia Valley Cemetery, Austinville, Pa. The family will furnish flowers. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

CANFIELD - Mrs. Emma C. Seeley, [SRGP 08620] 80, of Coopers Plains, NY, died Tuesday, April 20, 1976, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born at Columbia Cross Roads on December 18, 1895, a daughter of William and Helen Fraley Canfield. Mrs. Seeley was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church. She retired in 1964 after 34 years service as a supervisor with the Veterans Administration at Philadelphia. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dale Palmer, of Islamorada, Fla., Mrs. Richard Lass, of Ogden, Iowa, and Mrs. Robert Caris, of Coopers Plains; two sons, Harold, of Philadelphia, and Richard, of Ogden; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Burnham, of Troy, and Mrs. Laura McClelland, of Middletown, NY; a brother, William Canfield, of Columbia Cross Roads, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Besley Cemetery, Columbia Twp., Bradford County. The Rev. Glenn Dewey, her pastor, officiated.  The Wellsboro Gazette, 29 April 1976

CANFIELD –EMMA C. SEELEY age81 of 143 Main Street, Coopers Plains, N.Y., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. Tuesday, April 20, 1976 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral will be Saturday1 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral home, Mansfield, Pa.  The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Burial in Besley Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa.  Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dale (Helen) Palmer of Islamorada, Fla., Mrs. Richard (Alice) Lass of Ogden, Iowa, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Paris of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; two sons, Harold Seeley of Philadelphia and Richard Seeley of Ogden, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Burnham of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Laura McClelland of Middletown, N.Y.; two brothers, William and Lewis Canfield both of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Pa.  She retired in 1964 after 34 years as a supervisor of the Veterans Administration in Philadelphia.  She was born December 18, 1894 in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., the daughter of William and Helen Fraley Canfield.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/21/1976

LEWIS F. CANFIELD
Lewis F. Canfield, of the Phyl-Carlo Retirement Center in Gillett, died Friday, February 22, 1991. He was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Mr. Canfield was a retired farmer and was a school bus driver for 25 years for the Troy Area School District. Mr. Canfield was a veteran of the US Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F and AM and a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Williamsport. He is survived by a son, Daniel Canfield, Burlington; daughters, Phyllis Dunbar, Jonesboro, AR, Mrs. Kay Lyman, Columbia Cross Roads RD3, Mrs. Cheryl Sims, South Williamsport, PA; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Laura McClelland of Middletown, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen Ward Canfield on October 7, 1989. Memorial services were held February 25 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Roseville United Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, February 21, 1991)

JAMES Elwin CHAPMAN
 James Elwin Chapman, 72, of the Paul Reynolds Apartments in Troy and formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Tuesday, September 13, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. He was born April 27, 1922 in Canton, the son of Leslie and Estella Miller Chapman. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and the Sylvania Lions Club. Mr. Chapman was retired from Judson's Agway in Columbia Cross Roads. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joann Chaapel Chapman; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Richard Rhodes of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Alma Chapman of Troy; grandchildren, Nichole and Michael Rhodes of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Merle and Judy Chaapel of Troy, Paul (Pappy) and Jan Chaapel of Venice, FL, Ernie and Norma Chaapel of Millerton, PA, Dick Chaapel of Elmira and Gene Chaapel of Holcomb, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins; longtime friend of the family, Vi McClure of Troy; and his special cat, Floyd. Memorial services were held September 15 at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, the Troy Community Hospital or the Sylvania Lions Club. (TGR, Thursday, September 22, 1994)

CANFIELD, DANIEL C. (SRGP 07979)
 Daniel C. Canfield passed from this life at his home near Austinville, on Friday morning, October 5, in the 80th year of his age.  Mr. Canfield was born on the farm where he died, May 27, 1827.  He married Lydia Edgerton, February 10, 1856.  Two children were born to them—William W. And Emma, who married Alfred Burleigh.  Mrs. Burleigh died on September 3, 1889, leaving a 5 days old son, Harold C., who has lived with his grandparents since that time.  William remains upon the farm where his father was born, and where, with the exception of a brief period, his days were spent.  Mr. Canfield was a man of excellent principles, and earned the respect of all who knew him.  He was faithful to his conception of right and he will be held in loving remembrance by a large circle of friends.  The funeral was held from the home on Sunday, October 7th.  (Handwritten date 1906)

CANFIELD – Lewis F. Canfield, age 77, of Phyl-Carlo Retirement Center, died February 22, 1991. There will be a Memorial Service February 25, 1991 at 2 PM at the Vickery Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating. Burial in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Roseville United Methodist Church. Survived by son, Daniel Canfield of Burlington, PA; daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Dunbar of Jonesboro, AR, Mrs. Kay Lyman of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Cheryl Smith of S. Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Laura McClelland of Middletown, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, of 56 years, Kathleen Ward Canfield, October 7, 1989. He is a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. He was a retired farmer, school bus driver for Troy Area Schools for 25 years. He is a veteran of WWII. Member of Trojan Masonic Lodge and the Williamsport Consistory.

CANFIELD – William D. Canfield, Jr., (SRGP 08618) 81, of Mansfield, formerly of Columbia Township, Bradford County, died Friday, Oct. 4, 1985, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 1, 1903, at Columbia Township, he was a son of William D. Sr., and Helen Fraley Canfield. Mr. Canfield was born at Canfield Century Farm, Columbia Township, and lived there until last year, when he moved to Mansfield. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church. Mr. Canfield retired in 1972 after 34 years with the Tri-County Rural Cooperation. He was a member of Trojan Lodge 306, F & AM, Troy, the Williamsport Consistory, and the Columbia Grange of Austinville. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis F. and Kathleen Canfield of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Laura McClelland of Middletown, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Bradford County. Arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home at Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Fire Department.

CANFIELD, WILLIAM D., (SRGP 08618) age 81, of 47 E. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. formerly of Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa., died Friday, October 4, 1985 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment Columbia Valley Cemetery. Family will furnish flowers, those who wish, may make donations to the Mansfield Fire Department. Arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home, S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. he is survived by 1 brother and sister-in-law Lewis F. and Kathleen Canfield of Mansfield, Pa.; 1 sister, Mrs. Laura McClelland of Middletown, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. He attended a Methodist Church, was a member of the Trojan Lodge #306 F & AM, Troy, Pa. , Williamsport Consistory, Columbia Grange, Austinville, Pa. He retired in 1972 from Tri County Rural Electric after 34 years service. He was born and lived on the Canfield Century Farm, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa. until 1 year ago. He was born November 1, 1903 to William D. Sr., and Helen Fraley Canfield.

CHAAPEL - CHAPMAN, Joanna (Chaapel)
Age 80, resident of the Bradford County Manor and longtime resident of Columbia Crossroads and Troy, PA, died on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. Joanna was the loving wife of the late James E. Chapman who died on September 13, 1994. The couple had 46 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A memorial service to honor Joanna's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on February 24th at the funeral home with longtime family friend, Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Joanna was born on December 25, 1927 in Canton, PA. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Alma (Colton) Chaapel. Joanna was a Canton High School graduate, Class of 1948. After marrying Jim, Joanna took on the most important role in life; being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and crocheting. Joanna is survived by her two daughters, Dixie (Richard) Rhodes of Horseheads, NY, and Alma Chapman of Troy, PA; her grandchildren, Michael Rhodes of Horseheads, NY, and Nichole Rhodes of Rochester, NY; her brothers, Merle (Judy) Chaapel of Troy, PA, Paul "Pappy" Chaapel of Venice, FL, Ernie (Norma) Chaapel of Millerton, PA, and Dick Chaapel of Elmira, NY; her sister-in-law, Jean Rayburn of Bloomfield, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her parents; her husband, Jim; and her brothers, Martin Chaapel who died 1941, Roy Chaapel, Jr. who died in 1955, Russell Chaapel who died in 1985; her special friend, Fred Pepper who died in 2001, all preceded Joanna in death. Contributions may be made in Joanna's memory to the Activity Fund of the Bradford County Manor, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947; or to the charity of one's own choosing.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/11/2008 - 2/17/2008.

CHRISTOPHER –RUTH J. BURLEIGH, (SRGP 11910) 75, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, RD2, died November 8, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born July 14, 1913 in Sunbury, the daughter of Drummond and Lulu Klinger Christopher.  Mrs. Burleigh was a member of the Austinville Union Church and a former member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges.  She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Harry (Donna) Corey, Granville Summit RD1; Mrs. Ronald (Ann Jeanette) Kennedy, Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; Mrs. Philip (Lorraine) Metzger, Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; Mrs. Thomas (Mary Lou) Judson, North Syracuse, NY; Mrs. Jeff (Kathy) Earle, Peekskill, NY; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Frank Burleigh on November 26, 1978 and a son Thomas A. Burleigh on January 26, 1984.  The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Vickery Home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in the Columbia Valley Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Austinville Union Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COMFORT, CHARLES N., (SRGP 14482)  age 59 of Columbia Cross Roads in 1960.  He was born in 1901 to parents William Martin and Mary Watkins (his second marriage) Comfort.  He married Alice M. ?  she died a year later in 1961. His siblings include brothers William, Arkless, Jesse, Frederick, George, and Martin Jr., and sisters Nellie and Jennie.  Burial was in the Columbia Valley Cemetery.

COMFORT - McCLURE, DOROTHY ELIZABETH COMFORT, (SRGP 14628) age 70 died on December 2, 1985 at the Bradford County Manor, due to complications of a stroke. Born August 24, 1915 to Frederick “Sandy” and Irene “Lena” Sawyer Comfort in Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  Dorothy married Lewis Ernest McClure on October 19, 1936.  Dorothy was a cleaning lady at the Troy Community Hospital until her retirement.  She is survived by daughters, Natile (Richard) Dimact of Lowman, NY, Janet (Jim) Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads, Grace Weed of Athens, PA, sons; Ronald of Columbia Cross Roads, Richard (Carol) of Texas.  Dorothy is also survived by a sister Julia (Lewis) Tice of Wellsburg, and a brother Richard.  Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a son Frederick (1983), and sister Esther Hicks Reynolds (1957).  Dorothy is survived by 20 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on December 5, 1985.  Burial is in the Columbia Valley Cemetery with her parents, son Frederick and in-laws Grace and Alfred McClure.

COMFORT  - HICKS, ESTHER COMFORT, REYNOLDS, (SRGP 14627)  age 38, of Penn Yan, NY, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Died on March 22, 1957.  Her body is at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA. Funeral will be held at 3:30 P.M., on March 24, 1957, with the Reverand Franklin Weaver.  Burial will be at Besley Cemetery, near Columbia Cross Roads.  Esther was born on January 12, 1920, daughter of Frederick and Lena Comfort of Columbia Cross Roads.  Esther’s first marriage was to Leland Hicks of Wetona, PA, Esther’s second marriage was to John Reynolds.  Besides her parents, Esther is survived by children: Maxwell, Lyle, Kenneth, Lorin, Wayne, Leland, and Charlotte Hicks. She is survived by sisters: Julia (Happy) Tice, Dorothy (Lewis) McClure, and brother Richard.  Esther is proceeded in death by her daughter Lorainne in 1941.  Esther is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Frederick (Sandy) COMFORT (SRGP 02829), age 80 of Wellsburg RD 2 formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, Monday, June 17, 1974. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Owen Barrett, burial Columbia Valley Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothea McClure of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 3, Mrs. Julia Louise Tice of Wellsburg, RD 2, one son Richard Marvin Comfort of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters Mrs. Nellie Zurn of Elmira, Mrs. Jennie Beach of Elmira; brother George Richardson of California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 45 years, member of the Brotherhood of Railroads. After retirement he had a machine shop in Columbia Cross Roads and Wellsburg, RD 2.

COMFORT,WILLIAM MARTIN JR., age 31, (SRGP  14481)of Columbia Cross Roads, died on April 7, 1930.  He was born in 1899 to parents William Martin and Mary Watkins (his second marriage) Comfort.  His siblings include brothers William, Arkless, Jesse, Frederick, George and Charles, sisters Nellie and Jennie.  Burial was in the Columbia Valley Cemetery. He served in WW 1, Air Service.

CONKEY -  STRONG – Mrs. Christine Strong - [SRGP 51470] As we go to press the death of Mrs. Christine Strong at the advanced age of 81 years, is reported from Columbia Cross Rds. She has been in ill health for some time. One daughter, Mrs. Chas. H. Gernert and an adopted son, James H Strong, survive. [Note- 30 Mar. 1828 – 8 Apr. 1909; wife of J.P. Strong]

The Strong genealogy is incorrect and the correct name is Conkey. Christiana was a daughter of Alexander Conkey. He had a wife Hannah but I do not know if she was the mother of Christiana. Alexander was in Springfield in the 1840 census (age of daughter fits age of Christiana) and in Armenia in the 1850 census residing with son Joseph B. Conkey. In the 1880 census enumeration Joseph B. was residing with James and Christiana Strong in Columbia Township and called brother in law. Both Christiana and Joseph in the 1880 census enumeration were born in NY, father born MA, mother born NY. Joseph is also buried on their lot. The name is Conkey in all original source documents.
Kelsey

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES ELMER, age 71, died Friday morning at 9 o’clock at the family home in 1933, 262 College Avenue, Elmira Heights. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Gernert Cunningham; a daughter, Mrs. Merton Bennett; a son, Frederick C., several grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at the Tabernacle of the Open Door, Elmira Heights, Sunday at 9:15 a.m., and the funeral in the M. E. Church at Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., at 10:30 o’clock. The Rev. H. H. MacArthur will officiate. Burial in the Besley Cemetery at Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. (handwritten on article 1933)

JAMES CUNNINGHAM SR.
James F. Cunningham Sr., 78, died Thursday, July 11, 1996 at his home in Waverly, NY. Born November 3, 1917 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, "Jim" was the son of Frederick Elmer and Mary Melissa Smith Cunningham. Jim graduated from Troy High School in 1935, served as a Sergeant in the US Army Quartermaster Corps from 1941 through 1945 and spent most of his working years as a salesman for Saladmaster cooking utensils. He was a talented musician. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anna of Waverly; children, Catherine Stackhouse of Van Etten, NY, James Jr. of Sayre, PA, Mary Price of Moscow, PA, Patricia Lattimer of Sayre, PA, Linda Brown of Ithaca, NY, Nancy Wilkins of Waverly, NY, Laura Cunningham of Durham, NC, William of Waverly, NY and Anna Cunningham of Waverly; sister, Eleanore Louise Campanelli of Elmira, NY; 15 grandchildren; a multitude of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father; brother, Earl Smith; sisters, Beatrice, Irene and Ruth Elaine; and grandson, Toby Price. Funeral services were held July 14 at the McKee Memorial Chapel in Waverly with burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery in Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Donations in memory of Jim should be made to Tioga County Hospice in Owego, NY. (TGR Thursday, July 18, 1996)

DAVIS –DORIS MARIE (DAVIS) WINTERS, 78 of Troy, Pa. died on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  She was the wife of the late Joseph T. Winters, who died in 1990.  Doris was born on April 26, 1928, in Austinville, Pa.  She was the daughter of the late Lorenzo W. and Sybil (Sanders) Davis.  In 1945 Doris graduated from Troy High School and went to work as a clerk for Chuck May at the May Insurance Co. in Troy. She later went on to clerk for the Pendleton Insurance Co. in Elmira, N.Y. from where she retired.  Doris was a member of the Austinville Union Church in Austinville.  Doris loved her family. They include her son, Thomas (Terri) Winters of Beaumont, Texas, and her daughter, Gale (Joe) Bryner of Wyomissing, Pa. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Don (Marge) Winters of Irvine, Calif., and four sisters-in-law, Janice (Ron) McInroy of Anaheim, Calif., Marie Teeter of Newfield, N.Y., Annice (Norman) Griswold of Pine Valley, N.Y. and Virginia (E.J.) Smith of Elmira Heights, N.Y., along with several nieces and nephews.  Her husband and parents, and also her brother, Glenn Davis, who died in 1990, preceded Doris in death.  Cremation will take place with the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. Burial will take place in Columbia Valley Cemetery at the convenience of her family.  Doris's family has asked that her friends take a moment and remember her in their own way.  Contributions may be made in Doris' memory to the Austinville Union Church, RR1 Box 368, Troy, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2007

DECKER   Arthur J. 'Art' Of Elmira, NY Was born December 30, 1932 in Troy Hill, PA, the son of the late Louis and Eliza (Woodworth) Decker, died on Monday, January 16, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 73. 'Art', as he was affectionately known, was also predeceased by his sisters, Shirley Decker, Edith Tongue, Mildred Johnson, Helen Robinson and Dorothy Hoyles; brothers, John Decker, Howard Decker and most recently Edward Decker. He is survived by his loving sister, Marian Decker with whom he resided and who also took such wonderful care of him; brother, Louis Decker of Gillett, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. 'Art' was employed at General Electric and Kennedy Valve as a security guard for many dedicated years. He was very particular about his car and always made sure it was maintained to the fullest. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, January 19, 2006, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. His funeral services will be held there following the visitation. (3:00 p.m.) The Reverend Charles Root will officiate. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of the family in the Columbia Valley Cemetery in Austinville, PA.

DECKER Marian
Of Elmira, NY was born August 24, 1929 in Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Louis and Eliza (Woodworth) Decker died peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 80. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation. (1 PM) Interment will take place in the Columbia Valley Cemetery in Austinville, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 2, 2009

DECKER - Mildred N. JOHNSON, 59, of Fassett, PA died Saturday, September 30, 1995at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She is survived by her husband of 43 years, William of Fassett, PA; children, Ronald Johnson of Elmira, NY, Dale Johnson of Fassett, Bonnie and Carl Merrill of Athens, PA, Jeffery Johnson of Elmira, NY, Melissa Johnson of  Fassett;  six grandchildren; sister, Marion Decker of Elmira; brothers Louis Decker of Gillett, PA, Arthur Decker of Elmira, NY, Edward Decker of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on October 3 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, PA.

DENNINGTON, JAMES M.,   James Martin (Marty) Dennington, 67, of Horseheads, NY, died July 8, 1987 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira.  Marty was an active member of North Presbyterian Church, former owner of Marty’s Ice Cream Store on Walnut St., in Elmira and a 32nd Degree Mason.  He is survived by wife, Anne Wolfe Dennington, stepsister, Mrs. Ann Hayner of Naples, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the North Presbyterian Church on July 11 with Rev. J. Scott Miller officiating and burial to follow at Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  (TGR July 16, 1987)

FRALEY -  CANFIELD, HELEN, (SRGP 08616) age 78, of Snedekerville, Pa., Monday Mar. 19, 1951, following an extended illness. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Emma Seeley of Philadelphia, Mrs. Alice Burnham of Springfield, Pa., Mrs. Laura McClelland of Middletown, N.Y.; sons, William D. and Lewis F. Canfield, both at home; foster son, Harold Burleigh of Pleasant Mount, Pa.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three nieces and one nephew. The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where friends may call today 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Besley Cemetery near Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.,

GATES –DORIS E. MCCLURE, 58, of Troy RD 3, died Saturday September 14, 1985, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  She was born Jan. 20, 1927 in east Smithfield, the daughter of Delace and Bertha Horning Gates.  She is survived by four sons; Jack McClure, Troy RD 1; Duane McClure, Covington, Pa.; Bradley McClure, Troy RD 2; Eric McClure, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Emily) Chilson of Mansfield, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four sisters; Mrs. Gordon (Marcia) Jenkins, Granville Summit; Mrs. Raymond (Agnes) Butcher, Sanford, Fla.; Mrs. Harold (Margareta) Butcher, Columbia Cross Roads; and June Gardner of Blossburg; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband William J. McClure on June 16, 1977; and by four brothers, Dorrance Gates, LaVerne Gates, Damon Gates, and James Gates.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, Monday 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with rev. Kenneth Marple and Rev. Deborah Casey officiating.  Burial will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE LEE GATES - (June 17, 1922) a well known civil war veteran of Columbia Township, died at his home on Monday, Mr. Gates had been an invalid since April, 1921, when he suffered a paralytic stroke.  He would have been 82 next August 24th.   His wife survives and two children-George and Angeline Gates.  He was a member of Gustin Post of Troy.  Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 this afternoon.  The Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating.  The committal will be under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.  (Buried Besley Cemetery)

GERNERT –MRS. BELLE WATKINS of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  Body at home of daughter, Mrs. Harry Corey of Porter Rd., Troy, Pa., where friends may call.  Funeral Sunday (Mar. 10, 1957) 2:30 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. Glenn Dewey.  Besley Cemetery, near Columbia Cross Roads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1957

GERNERT, STEPHEN G., age of 80 years, he died at his home at Columbia X Roads last Thursday evening, March 14th, 1907. For a week only had he been seriously ill, though for two years his vital forces had been much impaired. He was one of the pioneers of Western Bradford, as are his brothers, John and William Henry Gernert, who with his wife, survive him. Largely attended funeral services were held from the Union church Saturday afternoon.

GIFFORD CAROLINE - SON AND DAUGHTER LIVE IN ELMIRA Canton, Pa., Dec 27—Mrs. Caroline Swayze died Saturday morning at the home of her son in Canton, Pa. The decedent was eighty-three years old. She is survived by three sons, H. F. Swayze and Schuyler Swayze of Elmira and Alden Swayze of Canton, one daughter, Mrs. H. M. Tabor of Elmira. The funeral was held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Columbia X Roads. Burial was in the Columbia X Roads Cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec. 24, 1910)
(Mrs. Alden Swayze Sr.)

HAVEN - Alice L. Corcoran, 61, of 408 Merrill Place, Elmira, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.    Ms. Corcoran was born on Aug. 22, 1937, in Canton, Pa., a daughter of Sterling B. and Edna L. Wolfe Haven. Ms. Corcoran was a district sales manager for the Elmira Star-Gazette.  She was a 1955 Troy High School graduate. Ms. Corcoran attended Sylvania Presbyterian Church and enjoyed horseback riding. Ms. Corcoran is survived by ;  her son, David G. Corcoran and his fiancee, Anna L. Finch, of Elmira; her mother; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard S. and Van Haven of Sun City, Ariz., H.Dean and Nancy Haven of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn A. and Dennis Woodard of Elmira; a nephew, Michael D. Haven; two nieces, Amy and Laurie Woodard; two great nieces, Jessica and Jenna; one great-nephew, Jake; several cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Route 6, Sylvaina, Pa., at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Bradford County. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sylvania Presbyterian Church, PO Box 84, Sylvania, Pa. 16945.

HAVEN –FREDA (HAVEN) BURLEIGH, 86, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died suddenly November 26, 2002 at the Witt Yoder Personal Care Home, Morris, PA.  Born in Columbia Twp., November 11, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Austin Seth and Myrtle Shaylor Haven.  She was a member of the Austinville Union Church where she served as church clerk for 30 years.  She was active in the Republican Woman’s Organization and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.  She served as Jury Commissioner for Bradford County form any years.  Surviving are her sons, Dr. Gary Burleigh, Mansfield, PA, Dr. Larry G. Burleigh, Hooksett, NH and R. Marvin Burleigh, Columbia Cross Roads; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Aletha Gates, Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Rex A. Burleigh, who died February 7, 1997, predeceased her.  The funeral was held at the Austinville Union Church, Dec. 1, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Interment was in the Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Twp.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1, Box 368, Troy, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RICHARD S. HAVEN, age 73, of Sun City, AZ formerly of the Elmira and Troy area diedFriday, March 6, 2009 at Boswell Hospital in Sun City, Arizona following a brave battle with cancer.  Family and friends are invited to call 1 to 2 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at the Austinville Union Church.  His funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM with Reverend Ken Marple officiating.  Interment will be in the Columbia Valley Cemetery.  Richard was born May 27, 1935 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA son of the late Sterling B. and Edna Louise (Wolfe) Haven.  Richard received his Bachelor's Degree from Mansfield University and then his Masters Degree in Education from Cornell University.  He was also certified in Administration.  He began his teaching career in 1958 at Parley Coburn School in Elmira, NY.  Richard then transferred to Southside High School where he taught English and later worked in Administration until his retirement in 1993.  Richard took an active role in education.  He was involved with the Southside High School Yearbook as their advisor and also served many classes as their class advisor.  He loved teaching and held a deep admiration for his students.  Richard was a former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira.  He was a member of the Sun City Prides, The Gideons International and Grace Bible Church in Sun City, AZ, and was an avid New York Yankees fan.  Survivors include his wife Evangeline M. "Van" Haven of Sun City, AZ, stepdaughter, Kathy M. VanDooser and spouse, Bill Vinhage of Bradenton, FL, stepson, Ross VanDooser of Knightdale, NC, his sister, Evelyn A. and Dennis Woodard of Penn Yan, NY, his brother H. Dean and Nancy Haven of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, step-grandchildren, Kurt Vinhage and Paul Vinhage, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  His parents and his sister Alice L. Corcoran predeceased Richard.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard's memory to the Grace Bible Church, 19280 North 99th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85373 or the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, Pa.  Published in the Star Gazette on 3/8/2009

HAVEN, STERLING B., age 72 of Troy RD 1, Monday, June 23, 1980. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa. on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial at Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Cross Roads Church.

HESS - KERRICK, ELIZABETH J., age 75, died in 1931 at 2 a.m. today at the family home in Austinville, Pa. The survivors include three sons, Claude Kerrick of California, Darce Kerrick of Troy and J. Kerrick of Gillett, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Maude Gardner of Pittsford, N.Y.; a brother Frank Hess; a sister, Mrs. Jonas Wright, both of Snedikerville, Pa. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence. The Rev. Glen Dewey will officiate. Burial in the Besley Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr. 20, 1931)

HIBBARD-James W. Hibbard, [SRGP 74461] of Austinville, died suddenly away from home and friends last week Tuesday afternoon, at a health resort called Old Forge, in the Adirondack mountains, aged about 42 years. Mr. Hibbard had suffered a number of years from heart disease. He left home about a week before and the day following his arrival at Old Forge seemed to be unusually well. Toward night the next day , however, he was heard to fall in his room, and breathed only two or three times after being lifted from the floor to his bed. Word was immediately sent to his family of his sudden demise. Upon receipt of the distressing intelligence, J. R. Watkins, a friend of the family, started after the remains, with which he returned to Austinville on Saturday after a tedious journey of two days and one night. Mr Hibbard was highly esteemed at Austinville, where he had successfully conducted a general store for the past seventeen years. He was also well known through Rutland, having clerked for C. L. Strait, at Roseville, for a long time. He leaves a wife and three daughters. The funeral was held on Saturday from the house. [12 APR 1892 -  death date from tombstone]

HICKS, LORIN BUTCH, (SRGP 79959) age 16, of Penn Yan, NY, on June 21, 1957 of drowning in a creek in Pen Yan, NY.  Born July 28, 1941 to Esther and Leland Hicks, and John T. Reynolds.  Lorin had a twin sister Lorraine who died a few days after she was born.  Lorin’s mother Esther died on March 22, 1957.  Lorin is survived by fathers Leland Hicks and John T. Reynolds. He is survived by siblings: Maxwell, Lyle, Kenneth, Wayne, Leland and Charlotte Hicks.  Lorin is also survived by grandparents Frederick and Lean Comfort.  Burial in Columbia Valley Cemetery by his mother.

HICKS, LORRAINE, (SRGP 79960) born on July 28, 1941 and died a few days later.  She was the daughter of Leland and Esther Hicks of Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  Besides her parents, she is survived by brothers Lorin, Lyle, Kenneth, and Maxwell.  She is survived by grandparents Frederick and Lean Comfort of Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  It was told to me that Lorraine’s ashes  were scattered over her mother’s and brother’s graves at the (Besley) Columbia Valley Cemetery.

HOLTON -  WRIGHT, BERTHA MAE,  (SRGP 18785) age 78 of the Villa-Serene, Elmira Heights, Monday, May 10, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours Wednesday evening, the Rev. Frank Monroe officiating. Interment Besley Cemetery.

JOSEPH F. JOHNSON.  Age 97, of Fassett, PA, died on Friday night, January 20, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.  Joe was born on December 5, 1908 in Mt. Pisgah, PA.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie (Bielawski) Johnson; and eldest son, William Lewis "Louie" Johnson. Joe was a World War II US Army veteran, serving stateside after an injury.  He drove a prisoner of war transport and was stationed in North Carolina and California. In his early years Joe farmed, including Ivan Watson's farm, and worked at the Judson Feed Mill, later worked at Westinghouse, drove a mail truck route and school bus until he retired.  He loved hunting, throwing horseshoes, tinkering with his old tractor, and raising work horses.  He was known and loved by many. Surviving are his children, Shirley (Arthur "Skip") Young of Odessa, NY, Ted (Bonnie) Johnson of Fassett, PA, Janette "Jean" (Eugene) Sorge of Campbell, NY, and Betty Ivers-Johnson of Waterbury, CT.  He has 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. His brother, Tom Johnson of Athens, PA; and sisters, Marie Johnson and Mabel Kane of Jessup, PA, also survive Joe.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Thursday, January 26, 2006, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following viewing at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Donald Rockwell of Fassett Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow the service in Columbia Valley (Besley) Cemetery, Columbia Crossroads, PA, with Military Honors given. Contributions may be made to the Fassett Baptist church, R.R. #4 Box 92 Gillett, PA 16925, or to the Watkins Glen Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

JOHNSON, JOSEPH F., age 97, of Fassett, PA died on Friday night, January 20, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira. Joe was born on December 5, 1908, in Mt. Pisgah, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife Lottie (Bielawski) Johnson and eldest son William Lewis “Louie” Johnson. Joe was a World War II US Army Veteran, serving stateside after an injury. He drove a prisoner of war transport and was stationed in North Carolina and California. In his early years Joe farmed, including Ivan Watson Farm, and worked at the Judson Feed Mill, later worked at Westinghouse, drove a mail truck route and school bus until he retired. He loved hunting, throwing horseshoes, tinkering with his old tractor, and raising work horses. He was well known and loved by many. Surviving are his children, Shirley (Arthur “Skip) Young of Odessa, NY, Ted (Bonnie) Johnson of Fassett, PA, Jannette “Jean” (Eugene) Sorge of Campbell, NY and Betty Ivers-Johnson of Waterbury, CT. He has 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. His brother Tom Johnson of Athens, PA and sisters Marie Johnson and Mabel Kane of Jessup, PA also survive Joe. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Thursday, January 26, 2006 from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 2:00 P.M> at the funeral home with the Reverend Donald Rockwell of Fassett Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow the service in Columbia Valley (Besley) Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, PA with military honors given. Contributions may be made to the Fassett Baptist Church, RR#4, Box 92, Gillett, PA 16925, or to the Watkins Glen Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O.Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

JOHNSON Marie M.
Age 68, of Peckville, PA, died June 20 at the Lackawanna County Health Care Center in Peckville. She was born in Columbia Crossroads, daughter of the late Lewis and Helen Bielawski Johnson. Marie was a graduate of Jessup High School, Class of 1957, and prior to retirement, she worked as a medical secretary in Philadelphia. She was a loving sister and aunt, and was loved by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed. She is survived by a brother, Thomas Johnson and his wife, Marianne of Athens, PA; and a sister, Mable Kane of Blakely, PA; and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a brother, Robert; and four half sisters and four half brothers. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Crossroads, PA, in Bradford County. Arrangements are by Robert E. Decker Funeral Home, Peckville, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/10/2007.

JOHNSON Theodore C. "Teddy"
Age 57, of Fassett, PA, died Wednesday, August 20th, 2008, at his home surrounded by the love and care of his wife Bonnie. Teddy was a proud Army Veteran and dedicated employee of Anchor Glass where he had numerous friends and coworkers. He was the son of the late Joseph and Lottie Bielafski Johnson. Born on the 29th day of July 1951 in Troy, PA. Teddy is survived by his loving wife and friend, Bonnie of Fassett, PA; son, Joseph (Des) Johnson of Gillett, PA; daughter, Stephanie Johnson (Verne Johnston) of Gillett, PA; stepdaughters, Brandi Clark of East Smithfield, PA, Bambi (Dave) Jackson, Canton, PA; stepson, Brandon Clark, Troy, PA; stepdaughter, Sarah Smith of Mansfield, PA; stepson, Sam Smith Jr. of Mansfield, PA; and stepdaughter, SammiJo Smith of Fassett, PA; grandchildren, Lindsey, Cody and Alyssa Johnson, also Kenade Johnston; step grandchildren, Kreyanna, Shynell, and Joslyn Jackson; sisters, Shirleyann (Arthur "Skip") Young of Odessa, NY, Jeannett (Gene) Sorge of Campbell, NY; several nieces, nephews great-nieces and nephews; best friend growing up, Tommy Kelly from Greensboro, NC. Teddy was predeceased by his grandson, Jordan Chilson and brother, William Lewis Johnson. He will always be remembered for the twisted jokes he played on everyone he loved. Teddy was an avid hunter; he was known to always fall in the water while fishing. He enjoyed winter sled rides, camping trips with bon fires, ice skating and building go-karts. When a person was in need, Teddy would always be there to help. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service to be held Friday, August 22, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Columbia Valley Cemetery, Austinville, PA. His sister and neighbors to honor and celebrate his life will share words of tribute. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the NRA or your local American Cancer Society. The family would like to give a special "Thank You" to Guthrie Hospice for the wonderful care and never ending love given to Teddy during his illness.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2008

JAMES W. JUDSON OF COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS DIES (SRGP 14810)
James W. Judson, 74, of Columbia Cross Roads, died suddenly Saturday. Mr. Judson was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, past master of Trojan Lodge F & AM 306, Williamsport Consistory. He owned and operated Judson’s Inc. for 44 years. He was a member of the Columbia Grange and Austinville IOOF. Mr. Judson served as Columbia Cross Roads school director for several years. Surviving are his wife, Olive Tears Judson; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Ellen) Foust of Granville Summit, a son, Wendell of Columbia Cross Roads; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m.with the Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Besley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Officers and member of the Trojan Lodge F & AM 306 will conduct memorial services for their late brother James W. Judson at the Vickery Funeral Home tonight at 8 o’clock. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 until 9 p.m.

James W. JUDSON, age 74 of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., suddenly Saturday, Dec. 2, 1972. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Ann Palmer. Burial in Besley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by his wife, Olive Tears Judson; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Ellen) Foust of Granville Summit, Pa.; one son Wendall of Columbia Cross Roads; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, was past master of Trojan Lodge F&AM No. 306, member of the Williamsport Consistory. He owned and operated Judson’s Inc. in Columbia Cross roads for 44 years, member of the Columbia Grange and the Austinville I.O.O.F. He served as Columbia Cross Roads school director for a number of years.
Lodge Notice
Officers and member of Trojan Lodge F&AM No. 306 will conduct memorial services for their late brother, James W. Judson, at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Monday at 8 p.m.
Signed
Lindley Stone
Master
Curtis Spalding
Secretary

RILEY M. JUDSON DIES IN COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS
Born in Gillett on July 9, 1862, Riley M. Judson, outstanding resident of Columbia Cross Roads, died in his homer there last Tuesday, August 20th, after several weeks of failing health. He was the son of the late Owen B. and Mary Liddy Judson. Educated in the South Creek Township, Cortland, N.Y. and Troy schools, he became a telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad at Columbia Cross Roads and occupied that position for ten years. He left the employ of the Railroad to open a store in the house now occupied by Miles Stone in Springfield and there began to acquire that knowledge of the egg business, which he used so successfully in the operation of the cold storage, which he opened in Columbia Cross Roads in 1915. Mr. Judson, a man of unusual character, took a keen interest in local and national affairs. He leaves an exceptionally wide circle of friends in this end of the county. He was a member of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F & AM here. In early manhood, Mr. Judson married Miss Susie Schwink, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwink, Austinville, who died several years ago. To them were born the three children, who survive—Louis and James, Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Helen Judson Scott, Towanda. Some eight years ago Mr. Judson married Mrs. Maria Corey, who survives together with a brother, James B. Judson, Troy and a sister, Mrs. Merton Seafuse, Elmira.
The funeral will be held from his late home at 2:30 Friday. Rev. C. J. Shaffer officiating, and burial will be in Besley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads. (handwritten on article 1935)

KERRICK - MAUDE KERRICK GARDNER:  Maude Kerrick Gardner, age 89, of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, formerly of Troy area, died Tuesday, June 5, 1973, at the Bradford County Manor. Funeral was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Owen Barrett officiating. Burial was in Besley Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Archie Gardner of Mansfield; son, Earl W. Watkins of Elmira; grandson, Richard W. Watkins, of Caton, N.Y.; two nephews, Max Kerrick of Denver, Colo. and Glen Kerrick of Millerton, Pa. and four great- grandchildren.

KRESS  Paul B. Age 84, of Bath, NY, and formerly of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died on Sunday, June 4, 2006, at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, NY. He was the loving husband of Norma I. (Moon) Kress of Bath, NY. The couple had 63 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held after the visitation on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the service. Interment of the ashes will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Paul was born on June 25, 1921 in Odessa, NY. He was the son of the late Ernest and Lena (Terry) Kress. Paul was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army in the Philippines. He served in combat and also barbered over 400 servicemen. After the war he followed in his father's footsteps and continued his barbering career in Corning, NY. Paul retired in 1967. After retirement he moved to Pennsylvania, where he raised German Shepherds and other breeds of dogs for years. Paul loved his family more than anything. They include his wife, Norma; children, Karen (Larry) Dickson of Bath, NY, Peggy Westfal of Syracuse, NY, Terry (Shirley) Kress of Gaines, PA, and Kathy (Dale) Roloson of Troy, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His sister, Rhonda Stanton of Corning, NY, also survives him. His parents preceded Paul in death; along with brother, John Kress; two sisters, Connie Nelson and Norma Smith; a son, Paul E. Kress; and a daughter, Tana E. Kress. Contributions may be made in Paul's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

TANA E. KRESS
 Tana E. Kress, 42, of Columbia Cross Roads, died Wednesday, June 10, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born June 4, 1950 in Walton, NY, daughter of Paul and Norma Moon Kress, she was a member of the Abundant Life Church in Hillsboroough, NC. She was a science teacher in Ernie Davis School in Elmira, NY. Surviving are her parents, Paul and Norma Moon Kress of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; brothers, Terry Kress of Gaines, PA  and Paul Kress of Wellsville, NY; sisters, Karen Dickson of Bath, NY, Peggy Westfall of Cicero, NY and Kathy Roloson of Troy; maternal grandmother, Minnie Moon of Zephyrhills, FL; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held with Pastor Sammy Flanary of Wellsboro officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, June 18, 1992)

LETERLE –MATILDA RUSSELL, 73, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, died May 14, 1988 at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born May 29, 1914 in Mount Holly, NJ, the daughter of Charles and Mary Mulligan Leterle.  She moved to Columbia Cross Roads 10 years ago from South Jersey.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. James (Marguerite) Aumack of Wenonah, NJ,  Mrs. Russell (Emma) Wood of Debtford, NJ, Mrs. Warren (Carolyn) Fitch of Clarksboro, NJ, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Crumley of Jackman, ME, Mrs. David (Ethel) Defebbo of Hammonton, NJ; sons, Joseph D. Russell Sr. of Sewell, NJ, Charles Russell of Turnersville, NJ, Willis T. Russell of National Park, NJ; beloved friend, George Madara of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; sister, Elizabeth Cook of N. Wales, PA; 25 grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.  Funeral services were held May 17 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

LONGWELL, Victoria L. (Mrs. Victoria Longwell Welles) Mrs. Victoria Longwell Welles, widow of James Welles died Tuesday morning at the family home at Columbia Cross Roads, PA. She is survived by three sons, Stephen, Frank and Buirt at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Gardner of Elmira and a brother, Joseph Longwell, of Roseville, PA. The funeral will be held at the family home, Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in Besley Cemetery at Columbia Cross Roads.

JESTIN T. LUTZ
Jestin T. Lutz, 10, of Troy RR 1, died Saturday, January 11, 1992. He was born March 12, 1981 in Towanda, the son of Terry and Deborah VanBlarcom Lutz. He was a fifth-grade student at the Croman Elementary School in Troy.  Jestin loved animals and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.  He played Troy Pee Wee football. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Deborah VanBlarcom Lutz of Troy RR 1; brother, Willis Lutz at home; maternal grandparents, William and Mildred VanBlarcom of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; paternal grandparents, Oliver and Elizabeth Lutz of Troy RR 1; paternal great-grandmother, Olive Lutz of Towanda; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorial may be directed to the Croman Elementary School P.T.O. in care of Mr. Joseph Kalata, pricipal, 250 Canton St., Troy or the Troy PeeWee football program in care of Mrs. Cindy Smith, 10 Morgan Circle, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 16, 1992)

MARSHALL - Jean M. Strong, a long-time resident of the Pine City, N.Y., community diedSunday, March 1, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 80. Born on April 21, 1928 in Overton, Pa., Jean was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Richlin Marshall. She was a graduate of St. Basil's High School in Dushore. Jean married John O. Strong in 1947 and he predeceased her in 1990. Very community minded, Jean was well known, very social and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church for many years. She retired from the Star Gazette where she was employed as a librarian. Jean is survived by her brother, William Marshall of New Milford, Pa, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and cherished friends. Family and friends will be received from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Caywood's Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon in St. Basil's Church, 1010 Churchill St., Dushore, PA 18614. Graveside services will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Overton, Pa.- Towanda Daily Review - 3/4/2009

MASON, CARL S., age 62 of Austinville Friday, Mar. 9, 1951. Survived by sister, Mrs. Nelson Ameigh of Snedekerville; two nieces, one nephew. Funeral was held Saturday. Besley Cemetery near Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.

McCLURE, ALFRED DEAN, (SRGP 63438) age 83, died in 1967.  Alfred was born in 1884 to Charles and Sarah Beardsley McClure.  Alfred married Grace Ethol Thorp and together they had 4 children. Raymond McClure of Elmira, NY, Lewis (Dorothy) McClure of Columbia Cross Roads, Doris (John) Finnerty, and Ada (Clarence) Morley.  Alfred is survived by many grandchildren.  Alfred is the older brother of John and Lewis McClure of Coryland.  Alfred is buried in Columbia Valley Cemetery.

McCLURE, LEWIS ERNEST, (SRGP 14631) age 83, died on September 21, 2000 of lung cancer. Lewis was born on July 19, 1917 to Grace Ethol (Thorp) and Alfred Dean McClure in Pine City, NY.  Lewis married Dorothy Comfort on October 19, 1936. Lewis was an avid gardener and loved spending time with his granddaughters Esther Brown and Jessie Jo Kisner and his great grandchildren James and Valerie Kisner.  Lewis worked at many jobs, including the Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY and as a janitor for the Canton High School. Lewis is survived by daughters Janet Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads, Grace Weed of Wetona, PA, and son Ronald of Watertown, NY. Beside his wife Dorothy (1985) and parents, Lewis is also preceeded in death by daughter Natalie (Richard) Dimact (1998), Frederick (1983), Richard (2000), Son in law Jim Quackenbush (1999), brother Raymond (1999), and sister Doris (John) Finnerty (2000). Lewis has a sister Ada (Clarence) Morey of Waverly that is still alive.  Lewis was laid to rest on September 23, 2000 in the Columbia Valley Cemetery along side his wife Dorothy, and his parents, son Frederick and son in law Jim.

Lewis E. MCCLURE, age 83, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Thursday, September 21, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  He was born in July 19, 1917 in Pine City, NY, a son of the late Alfred D. and Grace E. (Thorp) McClure.  Lewis was employed as a machinist at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for over 25 years, and later worked as a custodian at Canton High School for five years.  He was a hard worker who enjoyed working in his flower garden.  Lewis was a kind and loving father who cherished his entire family.  He is survived by his son, Ronald M. (Elizabeth) McClure of Watertown, NY; daughters, Janet I. Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, and Grace E. (Gerald) Weed of Troy, PA; brother, Raymond McClure of Elmira, NY; sisters, Ada (Clarence) Morley of Waverly, NY and Doris Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 20 grandchildren, including special grandchildren, Esther M. (Neal) Brown of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; and Jessie J. (Donald) Kisner of Troy, PA; 36 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Richard Dimact of Lowman, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.  Lewis is predeceased by his wife Dorothea E. (Comfort) McClure; daughter, Natalie Dimact; sons, Fred Richard McClure; son-in-law, Jim Quackenbush.  Services were held September 23, 2000 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Interment was held at the Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Twp., PA. Memorials donations may be directed to Western Alliance emergency Services, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, Septembe r28, 2000

McCLURE, FREDERICK “TEDDY” ALLEN, (SRGP 79961) age 42 died on November 27, 1983 at the Troy Community Hospital of a heat attack.  Teddy was born in Columbia Cross Roads to Lewis and Dorothy Comfort McClure.  Teddy was a truck driver with Tayton’s Inc.  Ted lived in Troy with Viola Gardner McClure.  He is survived by children Kathy, Wilma, Edward and ex-wife Elmira all of Athens.  Ted is survived by sisters Natalie (Richard) Dimact of Lowman, NY, Janet (Jim) Quackenbush, Grace (Gerald) Weed , and twin brothers Richard and Ronald all of Columbia Cross Roads.  Funeral services were held on December 1 at Vickery’s Funeral Home and Burial was in the Columbia Valley Cemetery.

FREDERICK A. MCCLURE, 42, of Troy died Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Jan. 29, 1941 in Sayre, the son of Lewis and Dorothy Comfort McClure.  He was a truck driver with Taynton Freight Systems of Horseheads, and a member of the Elmira Teamsters Local 539.  He is survived by his wife, Almira McClure of Milan RD 1; daughters, Kathleen of Milan RD 1 and Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Lawson of Waverly RD 1; a son, Eddy McClure with the U.S. Navy; parents, Lewis and Dorothy McClure of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; brothers, Ronald of Columbia Cross Roads and Richard of Vidor, TX; sisters, Mrs. Richard (Natalie) Dimact of Lowman, NY, Mrs. Aaron (Janet) Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads, and Mrs. Gerald (Grace) Weed of Milan; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy on Wednesday from 7-9.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating.  Burial will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

Janet Irene McCLURE Quackenbush (SRGP 44154)
     Janet Quackenbush, 67,of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on March 1, 2006, at her home with her children, Frank and Jessie Jo, at her bedside. Janet Irene was born to parents, the late Lewis and Dorothy (Comfort) McClure, on January 24, 1939, in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. She married her "true love", Aaron James "Jim" Quackenbush on December 18, 1959.   Together they celebrated 39 years of marriage before Jim died on August 1, 1999.  Janet was a devoted homemaker and caretaker all her life.  She and Jim raised four children.
     Surviving are: her beloved children, Lewis James (Tammy) Quackenbush of Yates Center Kansas, Esther Marie (Ralph) Brown of Columbia Cross Roads, Jessie Jo (Greg) Zander of Granville Summit, and Frank James Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads; nine grandchildren, Charlene Carey, Melissa Dixon, Colleen, Aaron and Kristine Quackenbush, Carlton Brown, James and Valerie Kisner, Frank Quackenbush Jr. and Dominick Woodward; eight great-grandchildren; a sister Grace Weed of Wetona; a brother Ronald (Ray) McClure of Watertown, NY; a brother-in-law Richard Dimact of Erin, NY; a best friend Donna Long of Columbia Cross Roads, several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her faithful companions, Natalie and George. In addition to her beloved husband, Jim, and her parents, Janet was predeceased by her sister, Natalie Dimact, and her brothers Richard McClure and Frederick "Ted" McClure. In keeping with Janet's wishes, funeral services will be private.  Burial will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery at a later date.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  Those who wish may consider a memorial to Guthrie Hospice, RR#1, Box 154, Towanda Pa, 18848, or to a charity of one's choice.

LEWIS E. MCCLURE, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads died Thursday, September 21, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born July 19, 1917 in Pine City, N.Y.; a son of the late Alfred D. and Grace E. (Thorp) McClure.  Lewis was employed as a machinist at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for over 25 years, and later worked as a custodian at Canton High School for 5 years.  He was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening.  Lewis was a kind and loving father who cherished his entire family.  He is survived by his son, Ronald M. (Elizabeth) McClure of Watertown, N.Y.; daughters, Janet I. Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads, and Grace E. (Gerald) Weed of troy; brother, Raymond McClure of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters, Ada (Clarence) Morley of Waverly, N.Y. and Doris Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads; 20 grandchildren, including special grandchildren, Esther M. (Neal) Brown of Columbia Cross Roads and Jessie J. (Donald) Kisner of Troy, 36 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Richard Dimact of Lowman, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Lewis is predeceased by his wife Dorothea E. (Comfort) McClure; daughter, Natalie Dimact; sons, Fred and Richard McClure; and son-in-law, Jim Quackenbush.  Friends are invited to call Saturday, September 23, 2000 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Joseph Alkire, pastor of the Troy Area Fellowship Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Twp.  Memorial donations may be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

Eben McKERROW, 86
12/22/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Eben Ernest McKerrow, age 86, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, died on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born in Leolyn, Pa., on Aug. 16, 1915, the son of the late Ernest and Lillie (Miller) McKerrow.  Eben was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y., for over 25 years. He enjoyed fishing and being in the great outdoors. Eben also enjoyed working with wood and square dancing. He loved his family, and held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eben is survived by his daughter, Louise (Martin) Roloson of Troy; granddaughters, Yvonne (Allen) Castle of Columbia Cross Roads and Stacey Ostrander of Troy; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Erin Castle and Brooke and Brianne Ostrander; brother, Floyde (Jean) McKerrow of Cornwall, Pa.; sister, Melvia (Charles) DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads; stepchildren, Margaret "Nubby" (William) Carleton of North Chemung, N.Y., and John (Robin) Johnson of Moravia, N.Y. He was predeceased by his first wife, Nioma M. (Johnson) McKerrow; second wife, Irma (Grover) McKerrow; and brothers, Gerald M. "Ted" McKerrow and Charles W. McKerrow. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads. Memorial contributions in Eben's name may be directed to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947.

GERALD McKERROW
 Gerald M. (Ted) McKerrow, 69, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA, died Thursday, May 12, 1994. He was born April 8, 1925 in Columbia Cross Roads, the son of Ernest and Lilley Miller McKerrow. Mr. McKerrow was a member of Columbia Cross Roads Methodist Church. He was a member of the Happy Handlers CB Club (PA Hillbilly). Mr. McKerrow coached Little League baseball in Columbia Cross Roads for 11 years and he was a member of the Mountain  Laurel Camping Club. He was formerly employed at the Troy Dairy from 1947 to 1952; Eclipse from 1952-1960; Edgewood Dairy for one year; Horseheads A & P for 16 1/2 years; and American Silk Label from 1983-1992. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Julia McKerrow of Troy RR 1; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dick Campbell of Zuni, VA; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers and sister-in-law, Eben and Irma McKerrow of Lowman, NY and Floyd and Jean McKerrow of Lebanon, PA; a sister, Thelma Fleming of Waverly; sister and brother-in-law, Melvia and Charles DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Beryl Wilbur. He was predeceased by three sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 16 with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice. (TGR, Thursday, May 19, 1994)


MILLER- Mrs Ada Havens died Sunday at 2:30 a.m. at the family home at Austinville, P.A aged sixty eight years. She is survived by her husband, Seth Havens, two sons, Austin and Frank of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. A daughter, Mrs B.B. Staudt of Austinville, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home, Wednesday at The Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate. Burial in the Besley cemetery.  2 p.m.

EARL L. MILLER, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa.  He was the loving husband of Phyllis A. (Smith) Strope-Franks-Miller to whom he was married on Dec. 4, 1982. The couple had 23 wonderful years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa.  The funeral service will be held after the viewing, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Officiating will be the Rev. Kenneth Marple.  Interment will follow the service in Columbia Valley Cemetery. The Troy Veterans Honor Guard will give military honors at the funeral home and cemetery.  Earl was born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Jersey Shore, Pa. He was the son of the late Oscar and Reba (Harrette) Miller.  Earl was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the five major battles of the European Theatre. He received several medals for his bravery and valor. He received two Bronze Stars, a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.  Earl was a self-employed carpentry contractor, working more than 50 years in the trade. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church and the American Legion Post 49, in Troy.  Earl loved his family very much. They include his wife, Phyllis; his three sons, David (Nancy) Miller of Cogan Station, Pa., of Williamsport, Pa.; Robert E. Miller of Roaring Branch, Pa., and Jack (Cindy) Miller of Williamsport, Pa.; two daughters, Linda (Thomas) Seewald of Williamsport and Jean Marie (John) Kelley of Carlisle, Pa.; eight stepchildren; Donald J. Strope of Troy, Pamela (Mike) McCarthy of Corning, N.Y., Dora M. Smith and friend Denny Kelly of Troy, Thomas (Barbara) Strope of Granville, Pa., Sylvia Spencer and friend Ron Comfort of Millport, N.Y., Dennis (Mary) Strope of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jeffery (Julie) Strope of Sylvania, Pa., and William (Jodi) Franks of Gillett, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, 27 step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margerate (Charlie) Sechrist of Jersey Shore and Evelyn Miller of Muncy, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, his two brothers, Leonard and Paul Miller; preceded Earl in death.   Contributions may be made, in Earl’s name, to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1, Box 368, Troy, Pa. or to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MOON - KRESS, Norma I. (Moon)
Age 84, of Bath, NY, formerly of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at her home in Bath, NY, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Paul B. Kress who died on June 4, 2006. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The funeral service to honor Norma's life will be held on Tuesday night at  7:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the service. Interment of the ashes will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/20/2008 - 7/21/2008

ELLA MOORE BURLEIGH (SRGP 28114)
 Ella Moore Burleigh, 92, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 died Saturday, July 25, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born October 1, 1899 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, PA, the daughter of George and Cora Benson Moore. She is survived by a daughter, Edith Burleigh, Elmira, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan and Dolores Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 and LeRoy and Francine Burleigh of Mansfield RR 2; grandsons, James Burleigh and Roy James Burleigh; step-grandson, Joseph Ross; three great grandchildren; sister, DeLecia Dale of Sandy, OR; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy J. Burleigh, in 1973. Funeral services were held July 28 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Leukemia Foundation. (TGR, Thursday, August 6, 1992)

MOORE – ELLA MOORE BURLEIGH (SRGP 28114)
SELF-SUFFICIENT WOMAN FOUGHT OFF ILLNESSES
Columbia Cross Roads – Until she was 67, Ella Moore Burleigh never drove a car or owned a washer or dryer, but she never complained about farm life, her family said. The mother of three had lived alone since her husband, Roy, died in 1973. “She was a remarkable person. She lived by herself and did everything for herself,” said daughter-in-law Francine Burleigh of Mansfield. Mrs. Burleigh, 92, died Saturday, July 25, 1992, of Leukemia. She had requested that no viewing be held. A funeral service will be at 1 pm today in Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Mrs. Burleigh, never one to be idle, kept asking for sewing and “patching” work even after being diagnosed with leukemia a month ago. “All she ever did was work,” said her son LeRoy Burleigh, who lives on a hillside farm near the house in which Mrs. Burleigh lived outside Roseville. He had looked after his mother in recent years. Burleigh recalled how his mother washed clothes in an old wringer-type washer that had to be filled and emptied by hand. Water came from a pump in the kitchen. When Mrs. Burleigh received her long-awaited first Social Security check at age 67, “she spent that on a washer and dryer,” her son said. LeRoy Burleigh fondly talked about her mother driving off a team of horses many years ago when harpoon hayforks were used to unload farm wagons. In 1971, she suffered a heart attack and later fought cancer twice and recovered. But illness didn’t deter Mrs. Burleigh’s independence, her son said. “You never heard her complaining, even when she was sick,” he said. Her son laughed when discussing the first – and last – time his mother drove a car, in 1965. “She always wished she could have a driver’s license. She came over to help me one morning after we bought our farm…. I had my car in the field. She said, ‘This would be a good time to learn how to drive.’ I said, ‘If you want to, drive up to the barn,’ which was about a mile across the field. “I told her where the brake and clutch were, and she got them mixed up. Next thing, she went into the ditch. I heard the bumper hit clear across the field. She finally got it under control… when she got to the barn, she said, ‘That’s enough of that.’ “ Mrs. Burleigh hadn’t traveled any farther than Buffalo until the mid-1980s when her daughter, Edith Burleigh of Elmira, and daughter-in-law Dolores Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, took her to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Burleigh also is survived by another son, Nathan Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads; a sister, DeLecia Dale of Sandy, Ore.; two grandsons and a step-grandson; and three great-grandchildren. – Star-Gazette, 28 July 1992, p.2B, Col. 1 & 2; by Jim Lowman


MOSCOW, Louisa - Mrs Elias Wright died at the family home near Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. of pneumonia , after a brief illness, March 14th, aged seventy-seven years. She was born in Germany in 1844 and came to the United States in 1846. She lived the greater part of her life near Elmira. The decedent is survived by eleven children, sixty-three grandchildren and great grandchildren. The eleven children were to see their mother during her illness and were there together. The children are John H. Storch, Towanda, Pa. John H. Walch, Hornell; Charles N. Walch, Addison, N.Y.; Mrs Charles Smith, Elkland, Pa.; Gust Walch, Waverly, N.Y.; Henry Wright, Elmira; Mrs Oscar Tears, Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs Roy Soper, Sylvania, Pa.; Lonnie Wright, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Louie Wright and Ernest Wright at home. Six sons were the pall bearers according to her wish. The decedent had a great mother heart and Iotas "mother" to the whole country side. No woman in the community was more greatly loved or more sincerely mourned. The family life in the home has always been very beautiful and the brothers and sisters have always manifested a tender devotion to each other. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful showing in part the esteem in which she was held. The Rev. Seymour Barrett conducted the services and the burial was in the Besley cemetery at Columbia Cross Roads.

MURRAY - The Daily Review, Towanda, PA Jeanette Murray Wolfe, 93, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died May 3, 1989 at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. She was born May 25, 1895 in Troy Township, the daughter of Jason and Julia Whitney Murray. She was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anna (Dennington) of Horseheads, NY; a son-in-law, Gordon Richard Ault of Sayre; grandsons, Rick (JoAnne) of Panama City, FL; and James T. Ault of Las Vegas, NV; granddaughter, Karen (William) Moser of Smithfield, PA; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hosea C. Wolfe on Feb. 1, 1965; daughter Donna Ault, on Jan. 4, 1982; son-in-law, Martin Dennington on July 8, 1987. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Thurday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 am at Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. The Rev. Edward Thigpen will officiate. Buriel will be Columbia Valley Cemetery. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, in care of Louise Pierce, RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. Carlton Wolfe, 620 N. College St., Auburn, AL 36830-3014 CDXJ63A@Prodigy.com
 

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