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BACKER - Adelbert E. Backer - (1st listing) (1911) Cashier of the First National Bank and Trustee of the National Mutual Relief Association, expired from a pistol shot in the right temple at his own hands, in his room in the Hotel Rathbun in Elmira, last Friday night or Saturday morning. His accounts in both institutions were correct, and there was no reason for the act beyond that expressed in a note in a firm hand, which he left on the dresser. Mr. Backer went to Elmira on the 9 o’clock train Friday evening with H. K. Mitchell and Dr. M. B. Ballard. They were surprised when he joined them at the depot. To their remark upon his having no handbag, he replied that he could get along all right one night without a nightshirt. They passed the evening together, chatted with acquaintances, ate a light lunch and went together to their rooms. Mr. Ballard and Mr. Mitchell on the third floor, Mr. Backer on the second floor. He bade his friends “good night” as he stepped from the elevator. He had expressed a desire for a room alone. This was the last seen of him alive. In the morning Messrs. Mitchell and Ballard called Mr. Backer on the intercommunicating telephone with which the hotel is equipped, but received no reply. He was ordinarily an early riser, and thinking he had gone for a walk, they breakfasted without him. They paid his bill with their own at the desk, and after a conference with the Chemung Canal Trust Company over N M R matters, they came home. Finding him neither on the train due here at 11 nor returned to Troy by an earlier train, they became alarmed and telephoned the hotel. Knocking on the door of Mr. Backer’s room having failed to bring a response, a bellboy was sent in through the window by way of a fire escape. He unfastened the door and let in Landlord DeVed, who found Mr. Backer in bed, dead. The quilts were drawn up about him to the chin, a fact that may easily account for no report having been heard in the hotel of the fatal revolver shot. This was about noon. In his right hand, which rested on the pillow near his head, was tightly clasped the .32 caliber revolver which he had carried with him from Troy. Death was instantaneous. In the pockets of his outer clothing, which he had removed, were some private papers, a bunch of keys, his watch and about $20 in money. Upon the dresser was this note in pencil in a firm hand. It was enclosed in an envelope: To the Directors of the First National Bank, Troy, Pa.; Gentlemen:-I write this to assure you that there is nothing wrong with my connection with your bank in any way or with the National Mutual Relief Association. I have tried to serve both faithfully. I am simply tired out and cannot stand the unjust criticisms any longer. I also wish to say that my associates in the insurance company have always acted for its best interests so far as I know and do not in any way deserve the censure they are now receiving. Your bank is in splendid condition in all respects, Signed A. E. Backer. Chief-of-Police Cassada and Coroner Ross were notified and the body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Fred E. Smith. The news of Mr. Backer’s death was confirmed in Troy by telephone between 12 and 1 o’clock, and it was everywhere received with sorrow, for there was not in the whole village a man more generally loved, respected and trusted. Dr. Ballard, R. E. VanSyckel, F. L. Ballard, H. K. Mitchell and D. F. Pomeroy left for Elmira in Mr. Pomeroy’s car between 1 and 2 to claim the body of their friend and bring it to Troy. A number of others prominent in the community remained up until midnight to receive and take the remains to the family home in West Main Street. Very few realized how deeply Mr. Backer felt the criticism alluded to in his letter. Two at least of his friends who called at the bank Friday afternoon to cheer him with assurance of their confidence, missed seeing him. He was attending a meeting of the Directors to whom among other things he is understood to have said “If my staying here is going to hurt the bank in any way I want to resign.” Unanimously they assured him that they had every confidence in him as did the public, and that he was “borrowing trouble”
BACKER - Adelbert E. Backer - (2nd listing) (1911) was born in Roseville, Tioga County, 46 years ago, the son of Horace M. and Samantha Taber Backer. In his youth his parents moved to Mansfield. About 22 years ago he succeeded to his father’s grocery and crockery business. There, as here, he enjoyed the fullest measure of esteem and confidence. He was a trustee of the successful Building and Loan Association and of the Normal School. He came to Troy in 1895 as cashier of the First National Bank, then located in the courthouse, which later, in part through his efforts, was consolidated with the Pomeroy Bank, into the First National Bank of today. His cashier ship continued through the years with a faithfulness and integrity that was the pride and admiration of an ever-widening circle of friends. His connections with the National Mutual Relief Association dated from its inception when like insurance associations were springing up all over the country. As elsewhere, he was faithful to every trust in the administration of its affairs. He did not foresee the death blow which later came to the five year companies everywhere, but still faithful to his trust, he was doing the best he could for the policy holders when he went down under the strain of unjust criticism, brokenhearted but not dishonored. He was a member of the Boro Council, Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and of the Library Committee, and Treasurer of the Boro Water Fund and of the Church. The surviving members of his immediate family are his wife, Anna Kendall Backer, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kendall, and one daughter, Sally, aged 10. He was a nephew of Capt. Elmer R. Backer, the founder of the Merchant’s National Bank of Elmira. An only brother of the decedent was burned to death in childhood. The funeral was held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the house. Archdeacon F. T. Eastment of Phillipsburg, who married Mr. and Mrs. Backer, officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Dean, Rector of St Paul’s church. The attendance of mourning friends was very large from far and near. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery-Troy.
BACKER - Adelbert E. Backer - (3rd listing) (1911)- No one knew Mr. Backer at all immediately felt at any time the least misgivings about his accounts, but to satisfy the general public, a thorough investigation was at once begun with the result that on Sunday the bank issued the following statement: Verifying the statement made by Mr. Backer, the officers and directors of the First National Bank of Troy are pleased to report that the entire assets of the bank have been carefully gone over and that they check up correctly, as they confidently expected. Signed John A Parsons, L H Oliver, Liston Bliss, Directors’ Committee. That the confidence of President McKean and the other officers of the bank in Mr. Backer was unshaken, and that they did not desire his resignation, is affirmed in the following letter: Answering an infamous report that is being circulated that Mr. Backer was asked to resign as cashier of the First National Bank of Troy, Pa. it was unanimously agreed at a meeting of the board of directors that the question of his resignation would not be considered and all agreed that he had acted in a straightforward and honest was in his management as treasurer, and later as trustee of the National Mutual Relief Association. Signed A B McKean, President. At a special meeting of the directors of the First National Bank of Troy, Pa. November 28th, 1911 in regard to the death of A. E. Backer. On motion, the following minutes were adopted and ordered upon the records of the bank, and the President requested to send a copy to the family of deceased, and also to the local papers, Mr. Backer entered the employ of this bank on its organization and has served it in the capacity of cashier over fifteen years with marked ability. He attained an enviable position in this community as a citizen, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was a true friend of the many, a loved and trusted associate, public-spirited and most loyally devoted to the welfare of this institution. We deeply deplore his death and most sincerely record our appreciation of his ability, integrity and usefulness as an officer of this bank. To his bereaved wife and daughter and other relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy. Attest: A. B. McKean President R. E. VanSyckel Asst. Cashier.
Albert BAILEY (SRGP 82716)
Services for Albert BAILEY, 54, of Columbia Cross Roads, were held Nov. 21 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. Orey Crippen and the Rev. O. D. Young officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery, Troy. Mr. Bailey died Nov. 18, 1965 at the Troy community hospital. He had been ailing for some time. He was a prominent Columbia township farmer and was a former township supervisor. He was a member of the Troy Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice; daughter, Mrs. Robert Gee of Columbia Cross Roads; son, Edward of Troy; his mother, Mrs. Fay Wilber of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. William Mosher and Mrs. Nathan Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers, Clarence of Elmira, NY, Orson of Gillett, Lynden of Mainesburg, Jack and William of Mansfield; seven grandchildren
BAILEY –CECILE B. COWL, 89, Troy, PA., died, March 23, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born on July 9, 1909 in Rutland Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sophronia (Soper) Bailey. She was employed by Citizens Mutual Telephone Company for 17 years as a switchboard operator; was a bookkeeper for the family business, The Cowl Press, retiring in 1975 after many years of working closely with her husband and son. Memberships include the First Baptist Church of Troy since the age of 12; the Thursday Study Club; and a charter member of the Troy Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. Mrs. Cowl was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who was a gifted artist. She learned to paint at the Chapel Park Painting Class, Pine City, NY and was a member of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council. Surviving are her son, Robert R. (Patricia) Cowl, Troy; granddaughters, Debra M. Cowl, Mechanicsburg, PA, Cynthia M. Cowl, Troy; step-granddaughters, Eileen (John) Myers, Granville Summit, Kathleen (Gary) Saxon, Troy; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell J. Cowl, May 20, 1992; sister, Clara Woodward. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA on March 25 from 10 t0 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held March 25 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Garry Zuber, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Troy, PA –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BAILEY CECILE B. COWL, 89, Troy, PA., died, March 23, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born on July 9, 1909 in Rutland Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sophronia (SOPER) BAILEY. She was employed by Citizens Mutual Telephone Company for 17 years as a switchboard operator; was a bookkeeper for the family business, The Cowl Press, retiring in 1975 after many years of working closely with her husband and son. Memberships include the First Baptist Church of Troy since the age of 12; the Thursday Study Club; and a charter member of the Troy Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. Mrs. Cowl was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who was a gifted artist. She learned to paint at the Chapel Park Painting Class, Pine City, NY and was a member of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council. Surviving are her son, Robert R. (Patricia) COWL, Troy; granddaughters, Debra M. COWL, Mechanicsburg, PA, Cynthia M. COWL, Troy; step-granddaughters, Eileen (John) MYERS, Granville Summit, Kathleen (Gary) SAXON, Troy; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell J. COWL, May 20, 1992; sister, Clara Woodward. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA on March 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held March 25 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Garry Zuber, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Troy, PA –Canton Independent Sentinel. Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner
FREDA BAILEY, 86, of Troy died on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor. She was born on Nov. 5, 1914, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Glen and Leah Sherman Bailey. Freda was a self-employed housekeeper. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy and the Troy BPW. She was a member of the Troy Grange for over 50 years and volunteered at Troy Community Hospital for over 20 years. Freda is survived by her brother, Glen Bailey of Troy; sisters, Lorraine Warner of East Troy, Virginia June, Joyce Bailey, Nancy Passeri and Jacklyn Wesneski, all of Canton; and the Charles May family of Troy, with whom she resided since 1932. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Mark Bailey and sisters Norma Porter and Joan Bailey. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy. Buried Glenwood Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
BAILEY George A-41, of Troy died in Robert Packer Hospital Tuesday morning after a short illness. Mr. Bailey had been engaged in farming nearly all of his life. He was a member of Troy Grange. Surviving are his wife, Marie Patterson Bailey and his father, Reed Bailey of Troy. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home, Troy where funeral services will be held Thursday. Rev. Willard Dekker will officiate with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
BAILEY Gloria J. (Bailey) "Nana" Ripley
73, of Troy, Pa., departed to be with the love of her life Gerald R. "Rip" Ripley, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. She was the loving wife of the late Gerald R. "Rip" Ripley who died on March 20, 2003. The couple married Dec. 26, 1965 and had 37 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Gloria's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home with Rev. Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Gloria was born on Aug. 8, 1940, in Troy, daughter of the late Orson and Agnes (Hassen) Bailey. She was a Troy Area High School graduate and earned her certificate of training in management of small business from Mansfield State College. Gloria retired from the First Bank of Troy where she was director of personnel, tax, financial and bookkeeping services. After she went on to work for Gary Horning as a bookkeeper and had her own business, Ripley's Bookkeeping Service. Gloria was a member of The National Association for Female Executives, was a member of both VFW Post 8675 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49. Gloria thoroughly enjoyed traveling to visit her children and grandchildren, they were her passion and she was theirs. She enjoyed dancing, listening to country music, spending time on her computers, her "men in uniform," she also loved "Buffalo" and Mount Rushmore. Gloria is survived by her sons, Douglas Lee Ripley and wife Karen, Timothy James Ripley and wife Teresa, Thomas Edward Ripley and wife Kim, and Trey Robert Ripley and wife Linda; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Harlan E. Bailey and his wife Dawn; sister-in-law, Pat Bailey; brother-in-law, Charles Bates; special relatives, Donnie Ripley and his wife Carol, and Betty Shedden her and husband Lynn; along with her special friends, Deb LeVan, Beth Cole, Marianne Everts, Leona Garrison, and Chuck and Galva Losey. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; her brother, Maxwell E. Bailey and his wife Ruth; sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Brown and Patricia Bates and her husband Charles; brother-in-law, Earl Ripley and his wife Liz; and sister-in-law, Velma Collum and her husband Charlie. Contributions may be made in Gloria's memory to the Troy Vets Club Ladies Auxiliary, 1830 Veterans Drive, Troy, PA 16947; or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034. Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013
BAILEY - John A. Bailey, 69, of Troy died yesterday. He was a member of the Austinville IOOF. He is survived by his wife, Nellie SMITH Bailey; a stepson, Harry HULBURT of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Marion WILSON of Austinville and Mrs. Agnes CLARK of Greene, NY; five brothers, James and William of Austinville, Daniel of Auburn, Floyd and Lloyd of Troy; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where friends may call and where services will be held Saturday at 2 O'clock with the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Glennwood Cemetery, Troy. Sept 1957 issue of the Dailey Review
BAILEY - WARNER
Lorraine (Bailey) 86, of East Troy, PA, died on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Gerald Orrin Warner, Sr. who died on April 13, 1996. Lorraine was born on May 21, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Glen and Leah (Sherman) Bailey. She was a graduate of Troy High School and the Robert Packer School of Nursing. She and her high school sweetheart, Gerald, married April 5, 1943. During World War II Lorraine went wherever Gerald was stationed. Following the war they settled in East Troy where they established Warner Tractor and Equipment, Inc. She and Gerald also continued the tradition of Warner Taffy at the Troy Fair. Lorraine is survived by her seven children: Bonnie Kerns of Ft. Collins, CO, Dawn (Charles) Debach of Leona, PA, Gerry Warner, Jr., Sally (Jim) Sholly of Lebanon, PA, David (Barbara) Warner of Troy, PA, Scott (Margaret) Warner of Troy, PA, Mary Beth (John) Newhart of Troy, PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Garon Michael of Los Angeles, CA, Tina ( Brian) Gedeon of Atlanta, GA, Lisa (John) Burns of Beaumont, TX, Robyn (Ron) White of Ft. Collins, CO, Danny (Billie) Van Noy of Ft. Collins, CO, Joy Debach (Russell Trezise) of Newtown CT, Melissa Debach (Michael Salisbury) of Oviedo, FL, Anthony (Kelli) Warner of Pittsburgh, PA, Gerald (Natalie) Warner of Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Sholly of Hellam, PA, Anne Sholly of West Chester, PA, Kent (Mary) Warner of Mansfield, PA, Brian Warner of Andover, MA, Rachel Warner of Troy, PA, Ben, Todd and Carolyn Warner of Troy, PA, Jedidiah and Chekota Newhart of Troy, PA; and several great-grandchildren. Her survivors also include brother, Glen (Mary) Bailey; sisters, Virginia June, Nancy Passeri, and Jackie Wesneski. She is also survived by her very dear friend and caretaker, Melea Putnam. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; several sisters, one brother; and three beloved grandchildren: Stephen Debach, Baby Girl and Michael Van Noy. As Lorraine wished there will be no calling hours or service. Private arrangements will be at the convenience of her family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Contributions may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Western Alliance Ambulance Assoc. P.O. Box 13 Troy, PA 16947.
BAILEY, MINNIE F. BAILEY ROCKWELL, age 66, died unexpectedly at her home in West Burlington Township, Thursday evening, April 26th, 1934. Surviving are her husband, Willard H. Rockwell; six children, Mrs. Lovina Putnam and Mrs. Eleanor Smith, West Burlington; Mrs. Mary E. Colby and Mrs. Lila Hazlett, Elmira Heights; Orlando W. Rockwell, Troy, and Mrs. Lucena Potter, East Smithfield; four brothers, William, Judson, and Alvin Bailey, all of Michigan, and Miss Jennie Bailey, New Jersey; also nine grandchildren. A prayer service was conducted, Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the home and the funeral was at the West Burlington Methodist church, at 2, Rev. Floyd Guiles, East Troy, officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery here. (Parents William and Lavina Bailey, born JUL 1867.)
BAILEY - Patricia M. Bates, age 39, of Troy, Pa., Wednesday, March 10, 1982 after an extended illness. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Frank Croyle. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Survived by sons, Charles Bates, Jr. at home; Craig Bates at home; Christopher Bates at home; daughter, Brenda Jean Bates at home; friend Charles Bates, Sr. of Troy; mother Agnes Bailey of Gillett, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Brown of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Gerald (Gloria) Ripley of Troy RD 3; brothers Maxwell Bailey of Columbus, Ohio and Harlan Bailey of Casper, Wyoming; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles. She attended the Troy United Methodist Church, member of Troy American Legion Auxiliary No. Post 49.
PERRY BAILEY, age 72, of Pine City, NY, on Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at Bath Veteran’s Hospital, Bath, NY. He is survived by his children; Harold & Bonnie Bailey, Carol & Richard Adams, David & Diane Bailey, all of Millerton, PA; grandchildren; Erica & Mathew Bailey, Christine Barnes & Jennifer Adams, Brian Bailey & Karin Bradley; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law; Lillian & Edwin Schwab of CA, Shirley & Earl Orke of NJ; brother an sister-in-law, Herbert & Pat Bailey of Watkins Glen; several nieces and nephews. Perry was a US Army Airforce Veteran of World War II. He was the owner-operator of The Comfort Zone in Pine City, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira on Saturday from 3 to 5 PM. A funeral and committal service will be held there Saturday at 5 PM. Rev. Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. Buried Glenwood Cemetery –Elmira Star Gazette.
BAILEY, Richmond- died this Thursday morning, December 20, 1945, in the Troy Community Hospital after many months of failing health. He was 89 years old and would have reached his 90th birthday on February 2nd. For many years, Mr. Bailey was a prominent Springfield Township farmer. He moved to Troy about 1916 and soon after became Street Commissioner, a position he held until his retirement. He was the oldest living Mason in Troy, receiving his 50 year pin some time ago. Mr. Bailey is survived by three children; Mrs. Agnes Fanning, Troy, Mrs. Floy Young, Troy, D R Bailey, Mount Pleasant, Pa. The grandchildren include: Mrs. Virginia VanNoy, Richmond W Bailey, Mrs. Crystal Whitteker, all of Troy; Mrs. Thelma Putnam, Mansfield; Mrs. Thalia Bennett, Russell Young, East Smithfield. The funeral will be held at the Soper Funeral Home Saturday morning. Rev. Arthur E Morey officiating with burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
Richmond W. BAILEY, age 60, of Troy, Pa, at his home, Tuesday, March 2, 1971. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Walker, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
BAKER Alfred F-Troy, July 26-Aged 43, of Troy, died Sunday July 25 (1948) following a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leta Baker; his father, Guy Baker of Troy; three sisters, Mrs. Byron VanNoy of Troy, Mrs. Fred Ferguson of Canton and Mrs. Donald Baldwin of Troy; several nieces and nephews. The remains are at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm. Rev. Orey Crippen officiating with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
BAKER - RAPLEE
Gladys B. Resident of Gillett, PA Was born December 11, 1917 in Vernon, CT, the daughter of the late Edwin and Emma E. (Anderson) Baker, died on Saturday, March 3, 2007, peacefully at her home at the age of 89. Her loving and devoted husband, Clifford Raplee, predeceased her July 27, 1997. She was the last survivor of ten children in the Baker family. Gladys is survived by her son, Richard F. Bellows of Long Beach, CA; grandson, Joseph Bellows of Irvine, CA; loving caretakers and close friends, Dale and Martha Kress Sr. of Gillett, PA, Dale Kress Jr. and Dan Kress, both of Gillett, PA; sister-in-law, Faye Dean of Canton, PA; nieces, Mary Raplee of Sodus Point, NY, Faith Clark and Joyce Knight, both of Watkins Glen, NY, Barbara Lavey of East Windsor Hill, CT; nephew, Dan Riccio Jr. of East Hartford, CT. Gladys was a gifted Tole painter and owned and operated her own Tole painting shop out of her home for many years. She was a past member of the Ladies Auxilary of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be celebrated following the visitation at 7 p.m. The Reverend Charles Root will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA.
BAKER Harriett VANNOY, 85, of Troy RR 2, PA died Wednesday, November 15, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born December 15, 1909 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, the daughter of Guy and Minnie Walker Baker. Mrs. VanNoy was a member of the east Troy Methodist Church. She graduated from Troy High school and Mansfield State College. She taught 46 years with Troy area Schools and was a life member of the local, state and national Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. VanNoy was selected as a leader of American Elementary Education for 1971, a national honor based on professional and civic achievements. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society of women teachers. She was member and past matron of Maxwell Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, member and past noble grand of Arbutus Rebekah Lodge and past district deputy of Rebekah Lodges. She received the Decoration of Chivalry from the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the state of Pennsylvania. Mrs. VanNoy is survived by several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Byron E. VanNoy, in 1964. Private funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the rev. James Barrett officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center Street, Troy, PA 169447 or to the charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, November 23, 1995
BAKER - BALDWIN, IRENE B. Services for Irene Baker Baldwin, 70, Troy, were held with Rev. John Valiant officiating and burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by Vickery Funeral Home. Mrs. Baldwin died Jan. 8, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born May 7, 1913, daughter of Guy and Minnie Walker Baker. A graduate of Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, she practiced nursing during her lifetime. Surviving are her husband Donald, of Troy; sons Alfred and Howard, both of Troy; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Charlene) Wheeler of Gillett, Mrs. Jerry (Sylvia) Cobleigh of Chesapeake, VA and Mrs. Meredith (Dawn) May of Plattsburg, NY; sisters, Harriett VanNoy of Troy and Mrs. Fred (Malene) Ferguson of Canton; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Jan 12, 1984)
BAKER –MARLENE BAKER FERGUSON of Canton RR 2, PA died Wednesday, January 13, 1993 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born in Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA, the daughter of Guy and Minnie Walker Baker. She was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the Windfall Grange No. 257. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Fred Ferguson; sister, Mrs. Harriett B. VanNoy of East Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Barbara Ferguson of Gastonia, NC, Robert and Carole Ferguson of Canton RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Robert Mann of Binghamton, NY; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by twin sister, Irene Baker Baldwin. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 15 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in the Baker plot, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, the Troy Fire Department or the charity of your choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Jabez BALDWIN, born Jan. 11, 1754, served in the Revolutionary war as follows: "December 20, 1775 enlisted at Winchendon, Mass. in 8-months' service, serving until Jan. 1, 1776 when he enlisted in the company of Capt. John Jones in the regiment commanded by Col. James Reed of the New Hampshire line and served one year; February, 1779 enlisted at Lebanon, N.H. in the company of Capt. Joseph Taylor in the regiment commanded by Col. Timothy Beedle of the New Hampshire line and served one year; was in the siege of Boston and the battle of Bennington, the latter when he was under a 2-months' engagement." In 1815 Mr. Baldwin removed with his family from Massachusetts to Bradford county, settling on a farm between Troy and Columbia X Roads. Here he died May 10, 1825. His wife was Nancy Tilden, who died June 9, 1820, aged 56 years. Both inhumed in Glenwood cemetery, Troy. Their children were Charles Tilden, William, Lucy, Phebe, Thomas and John. Lucy married Ebenezer Preston of Troy; Phebe married Rufus Baldwin, her cousin, and came to Troy; Thomas married Lucy Hudson Smith of Troy and had children, Lucy Ann, Washington, Jane Electa and Charles Tilden, who married Electa White and had children, John, William, Edward and Ida; John married Lois Webber. (Biography from Heverly)
Sarah BALDWIN - From Aunt Caryl's collection:
(Submittted by Karyl Hubbard) Mrs. Robert C. Kendall Passes Away
Another of Troy's older residents died early last Sunday morning in the death of Mrs. Robert C.Kendall, following an illness of some weeks, for only about ten days of which however, was she confined to bed. Sarah Baldwin was the daughter of Thomas B. and Polly Wilber Baldwin. She was born in Troy, July 14th, 1839. In young womanhood she was a teacher in Rutland township, Tioga Co., which was the home of her family at the time of her marriage, Oct. 28, 1861, to Dr. Robert C. Kendall. She had long been a communicant and regular attendent at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, from which and the community at large she will be sorely missed. A great sorrow came to Mrs. Kendall in January, 1879, in the death of her only son, William B., a bright promising boy of 9. One other child was born to her, Anna (Mrs. A. E. Baker) of Little River Florida, who survives and with whom Dr. Kendall will make his home. The funeral service was held at 2 Tuesday from the home, the Rev. Mr ---(piece missing-- officiating. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Among the relatives and friends attending from a distance were Mr. & Mrs. M. T. Wheeler, Miss Sharlet Wheeler, Miss Eliza Dunn, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Vine Baldwin, Elmira; Mr. Charles Kendall, Mr. F.D. Rice, Mrs. Guy Greene, Wellsburg, N.Y.; Mr & Mrs Horace Walker, Horseheads; Mrs Hiram Z. Shaw, Ulster; Mr Dick Cash, Athens; Mrs. Herrick, Canton; Mr. Worth Baldwin and Mr. Thomas Wheeler, Waverly. Aunt Caryl DePew Cotton Bradford was not noted for dating things or naming the source, but in this caseshe did date the clipping as June 20, 1915 and it’s fairly obviously from the Troy paper.
BALDWIN - Sharlet U Baldwin (Mrs. George N) Newbery -Oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, and wife of George N Newbery, was born Feb 15, 1836, and died Nov 5, 1914. Her marriage occurred Dec 17, 1856. Birth, death and marriage all occurred in Troy. At the time of her marriage the firm of Newbery & Peck was just fairly launched upon what proved to be an unusually successful career. The first home after marriage was just below the bridge on Elmira Street. Later, for a long time, there residence was on Canton Street. For nearly thirty years she lived in the beautiful and spacious house erected by Mr. Newbery on Prospect Street. No children ever came to this home by birth, but this mother heart reached out to care for three girls as for daughters; one an orphan girl who took the Newbery name, one a niece of the husband, one a niece of the wife. Several other nieces and nephews at different time found shelter beneath this hospitable roof. She was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church at Troy about 1855. This was about the time of the erection of the church which stood on the site now occupied by the Grange National Bank. Methodism at that time had but a feeble hold upon this community. That it grew and prospered was in no small degree due to the influence, constant presence and the large financial support of Mr. and Mrs. Newbery. Her most notable personal service was in the Sunday school where for nearly fifty years she was at the head of the primary department. Cultured, refined, intelligent and artist of no mean ability, the worthy wife of a man of marked abilities, the devoted foster mother, best of all the sincere Christian, she wrote her name deep in the history of the borough of Troy. She survived her husband a little more than ten years. She is survived by two sisters, by husband and children of the deceased foster daughter, William W Rooker and family of Towanda; by Merritt Wheeler, by Miss Mary Hill and Miss Laura Wheeler, the nieces who so long lived at the Newberry home; and a large number of other nieces and nephews. The funeral which was held on Sunday afternoon, Nov 8, was in charge of her pastor the Rev., G A Baldwin who offered prayer; specially appropriate scripture lessons were read by the Rev. H B Allen of Blossburg and the address was given by the Rev. G E Hutchings of Weedsport, NY, the latter two having both been former pastors.
WILL for Sharlet Baldwin NewBery
BALDWIN - Sharlet U Baldwin Newbery- (WILL)-The Newbery estate is distributed by the will of the late Mrs. Sharlet U Newbery. And requests left by her husband, George N Newbery who died some years ago, as follows: to Mary L Rooker $2,000; to George N Rooker, her son $3000; To Fannie Rooker, her daughter $3,000; to Anna Backer $500; to Lydia W Wheeler of Elmira, the use of $3,000. At her death use of same to her husband, Merritt L Wheeler. At his death principal to be divided between their two children, Alice and Francis Wheeler; to Angie W Downs, the use of $5,000. At her death to her children of their heirs; to Sharlet Wheeler $5,000; to Thomas Wheeler $9,500; to Harold E Wheeler $1,500; to Frances Wheeler, her niece $3,000; to Miss Alice Wheeler, her niece $3,000; to W E Newbery of Hoboken, NJ $1,000; George A Newbery $1,000; Eugene Newbery $1,000; Harry Newbery $1,000; to Miss Ella F Hill, the use of $1,000 at her death the income to go to Emma A Hill and Mary H Hill; to Emma A Hill, the use of $1,000. At her death income to go to Ella F and Mary H Hill; to Mary A Hill, the use of $2,000 at her death income to go to Ella F and Emma A Hill. At the death of Emma A, Ella F and Mary H Hill the same bequeathed to them, in trust, go to the First M E Church of Troy, in trust, for the support and maintenance of the church organization and its ministers; to the M E Church of Troy, in trust $2,000; to Laura A Wheeler, the use of $25,000; to the Missionary Society of the M E Church $1,000; to the M E Hospital of Brooklyn, $500; to the trustee of the M E Church for the maintenance of the primary class $500; to Mary H Hill the use of the portraits and parlor furniture in the Newbery home. At her death these go to Laura A Wheeler, to whom is given all of the other household goods and effects. To Mrs. Robert C Kendall $500; Mr. Newbery left his entire estate to his wife. He left requests however that certain sums be paid to persons whom he designated. These requests are carried out as follows: to May I Rooker, $15,000; George N Rooker, $3,000; Fanny Rooker, $3,000; Eugene Newbery, $1,500; Harry Newbery, $1,500; Anna Backer, $500; Angie W Downes $500; Sharlet Wheeler $500; Thomas B Wheeler $500; Harry Wheeler $500; Laura A Wheeler $500; Frances Wheeler $5500; Alice Wheeler $500; Rev J E Williams $500; M C Dean and wife $500; John Newbery Dean $500; Mamie Goodrich $5,000; to Central New York Conference for superannuated ministers $2,000; to Missionary Society of M E Church $1,000; to the Central New York Conference the Newbery home to be sold if thought best or fitted up and remodeled as a “home” for needy widows of Methodist pastors, first of the church of Troy, second of the Elmira district and third of Central New York Conference. If the property is sold the proceeds shall be held in trust for the use of these widows. All real estate other than the Newbery home is to be sold and the proceeds and all other residue is willed in trust to W E Newbery, George A Newbery, Eugene Newbery, Harry Newbery, Mary H Hill, Ella F Hill, Emma A Hill. At their deaths to the M E Church. President A B McKean of the First National Bank is named as executor. He is not to give bonds for the discharge of his duties and is allowed five years if necessary to carryout the provisions of the will. This will was made April l9, 1907 and was witnessed by John A Parsons and Arthur R McMahan.
BALL - Megie, Myra Ball-83, passes away at her home, Troy R D 3 on Saturday April 6, (1963). She was a life long resident of Troy Township and a member of West Burlington Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Burtis (Bert); one sister Mrs. Elisabeth Wheatley of Troy, a nephew Joseph Breese, Towanda. Private funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy with Rev Horace Pittman officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. (Daily Review 1963)
BALLARD – Carl Robinson BALLARD, son of Benjamin and Rubie Calkins Ballard, died at their home Tuesday, June 19, aged 4 years, 10 months and 7 days. He was an exceptionally bright and amiable child, seemingly in the best of health, until about four months ago, when he was found to be suffering from diabetes and in spite of all that the best medical aid, loving car and nursing could do, he fell asleep to awaken, in that beautiful home where there will be no sickness, pain nor death. The funeral was held at the home Friday, June 13, the Rev. Grover officiating. Misses Helen Jones, Gertrude VanHorn, Alma Lamont and Lucinda Scott acted as pallbearers; and Joel Lamont and Frederick Packard as flower bearers. The floral offerings, which were numerous and beautiful, bespoke the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community for the bereaved family and love for the little one whose winsome manners endeared him to all. He was laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery beneath a profusion of beautiful flowers. TGR1913
BALLARD –ELEANOR J. STANTON – A memorial service for Eleanor J. Stanton will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Saturday, May 19, 1990 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Arthur M. Suggs officiating. Eleanor J. Stanton, 84 was the widow of LaRue M. Stanton. She died Dec. 31, 1989. He husband, LaRue died Aug. 11, 1989. Mrs. Stanton was a native of Troy. She was a retired teacher, having taught many years in the Wyalusing Area School System, where the couple possessed a host of friends. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Mary L. Stanton of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Winiarz of Kendal, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Martha Ballard of Penn Yan; several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)
BALLARD Francis L.
Age 71 - found dead in bed Wed. morning, Feb. 28, 1945 at his West Main St. home - heart attack - born Troy Sept. 9, 1873 to Francis Lucien and Elizabeth Ward Ballard - jewelry business - former bookkeeper at Troy Engine & Machine Co. - member of many lodges and clubs - rest of article missing (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)
HUGH F. BALLARD
Troy, April 1—Hugh Fielding Ballard of Troy died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock. He was 79 years of age and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sarah D. Willett of Troy. Funeral services will be held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Willett, on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Montague White of Troy Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Troy. (handwritten on article 1938)
J. WILLIS BALLARD
For many years a resident of Troy, died some weeks ago in Washington, D.C. He was cremated there and the ashes were brought to Troy Tuesday for burial at 2 p.m. in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery, Rev. Montague White officiating. For many years he was employed in the Trojan Tannery by the late Brainerd Bowen. It was near the site of the house now occupied by the Bardwells. Mr. Ballard was the son of the late James and Lucy J. Bowen Ballard and, during his years here, he became famed for his wit and keen humor. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie a. Ballard and a daughter, Mrs. C. Reid Pulford, Elmira. (handwritten on article 1938)
BALLARD DR. M. B.
Dr. M. B. Ballard Dies; Served Troy 63 Years (December 4, 1955 is penciled on the article)
Dr. Mahlon B. Ballard, 82, of Troy died yesterday morning in the Robert Packer Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. He had practiced medicine in Troy for 63 years and was one of sthe oldest practicing physicians in the United States. He was honored by the Medical Society for the State of Pennsylvania for his services at the time he completed 50 years of practice. He had been Bradford medical director and the Bradford County Home physician for many years. A lifelong resident of Troy, he was the son of the late Laertus and Martha Blakeslee Ballard. He received his education at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia. At the time of his death, Dr. Ballard was doctor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the Troy Methodist Church, a life member of the Troy Rotary Club and Trojan Lodge No. 306, F. & A. M., a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Troy, and a director of the Martha Lloyd School. He was married to Miss Anna Tidd in 1898. She died in 1933. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen Huntley of Washington; one son, Richard of Detroit; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home where friends may call and where services will be held Thursday at 2 0’clock. The Rev. Harry Segar of the Troy Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.
Funeral services forDr.
Mahlon B. BALLARD of Troy were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy,
on Dec. 15 as about 200 people attended.
The Rev. Harry Sagar, pastor of the Methodist Church of Troy conducted the impressive services. Active pallbearers were Dr. J.D.W. Wood, George Case, William W. Beaman, Henry Van Dyne, John L. Parsons, and George C. Morris. Honorary pallbearers included Dr. G. Boyer, La Marr Holcombe, John Jung, Percy S. King, O.W. Jacquish and Ralph A. Burr of Troy; Arthur Bullock, Dr. C.M. Bradford, and Dr. A.E. Dann of Canton. The entire staff of the Robert Packer Hospital of Sayre, Pennsylvania , was also honorary pallbearers and they were represented by Dr. William Guthrie, Dr. William Baurys, Dr. William C. Beck, Dr. S.D. Conklin, Dr. George Carling and Dr. William R. Shellenberger. Dr. Ballard, recognized as one of the oldest practicing physicians in the United States, died at the age of 82 on 12-13-1955 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Internment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
BALLARD –MARILYN B. PACKARD, 64, a lifelong resident of East Troy, went home to be with her Lord May 27, 2004, after a lengthy illness at Troy Community Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 27, 1939 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Marion Parmenter Ballard and the late Leon B. Ballard. After graduating from Troy High School, she pursued a career in teaching, earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degree at Penn State. She taught home economics for a number of years in the Troy Area School District, where she soon earned the reputation of being a perfectionist. But teaching was more than a vocation for her. It was a mission. Her influence on young minds extended far beyond the confines of the classroom. For 45 years, she volunteered as the organizational leader of the East Troy 4-H Club, molding the characters of her young charges. She passed along her skills as a seamstress, and encouraged her club members to try their hands at a wide variety of projects. Her energy and enthusiasm were an inspiration to all. On June 17, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Packard. Together they raised a son and two daughters. She was the quintessential helpmate to her husband, working side-by-side managing a herd of prize-winning Holsteins. The family enjoyed many cattle shows together. She served as advisor to the Bradford County Junior Holstein Club and received with her husband, the PA Holstein Association Hall of Farm Award and Bradford Co. Extension Service Cooperator of the Year award. In her spare time, she enjoyed music, quilting, and flower gardening. She was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord. It was an unshakable faith, which helped her to endure life’s most difficult circumstances. Memberships included a 53 year member of the East Troy Baptist Church where she served as organist, pianist, choir accompanist, and junior choir director; served many years as a Sunday school teacher; she also hosted many church gatherings and was every bit as mindful of young souls as she was young minds; was a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband of almost 43 years, Richard, at home; mother, Marion Ballard, E. Troy; son David Packard, Litchfield, CT; daughters, Terri Packard, Litchfield and Amy Packard, Elizabethtown; brother-in-law, Don (Diane) Packard; sisters-in-law, Karen (Allen) Jones, Judy Hulslander, Joyce (Ralph) Kerrick; niece Samantha Hughes, nephew, Brent Hulslander, as well as several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon B. Ballard and sister Linda Hulslander. A time of fellowship was held at the East Troy Baptist Church, June 5. Visitation was held on June 6 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, followed by a celebration of her life; with her pastor Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating. A private interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery. Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Contributions in Mrs. Packard’s name may be directed to the Marilyn Ballard Packard 4-H Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 2 W. Main Street, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Oscar P. BALLARD, age 90, of Troy RR 3, PA died Thursday, February 5, 1998 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born on December 14, 1907 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of w. Howells and Laura M. Peckham Ballard. He owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. He was a member of and very active in the East Troy United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of the Troy Lions Club. Mr. Ballard is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Charles Roberts of Franklin, MA; grandchildren, brad and Lindsey Ballard of Belleview MI, Douglas Roberts of Franklin, MA and Jeffrey Roberts of Farmingham, MA; great-grandchildren, Pamela Roberts and Craig Roberts of Franklin, MA; a 103-year old cousin, Martha Greenough of Elmira, NY. Mr. Ballard was the husband of the late Amy M. Lathrop Ballard, who died in March 1991; and was also predeceased by a son, O. Blaine Ballard, in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 9 with the Rev. Mark Brower of the East Troy Methodist Church officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Troy United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, PA 16947.
Robert A. BALLARD
Robert A. Ballard, last of the large family of Ira P. and Fanny Beach Ballard, died on the old homestead on Mount Pisgah last Saturday after a long illness. His own immediate family-wife and three sons-also preceded him to the great beyond. The only survivors are nieces and nephews and five grandchildren and a great grandchild—Reginald Ballard and Mrs. Frances Granger of Sayre; Loraine, Jack and Kenneth Ballard of Elmira; and James Earl Ballard of Sayre. Mr. Ballard was born in Troy Feb. 6, 1843, and for many years had been a respected member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday, his former pastor, the Rev. Sears, now of Ulster, officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1922
BALLARD Sarah E. Ballard Willett - Outstanding Troy woman and member of one of our oldest families, died on Friday, January 19th, 1940, in St. Joseph hospital, Elmira, her death coming as a result of a fall in which vertebra were fractured. She was born near Burlington on Feb. 29, 1851, the daughter of Edward and Margaret Eglin Ballard. Her paternal grandfather was O. P. Ballard, a man prominent in the affairs of early Troy. She was one of three graduates in the first class (1871) to receive diplomas from Troy High School. The other members were Minnie S. Budd and Ella Cosper. Always a student, Mrs. Willett never ceased to advance in education through travel, reading and summer courses. She taught for four years in the Wellsboro school and was member of the faculty here for twenty-four years – a most successful teacher. Among her pupils were the late Henry P. Davison, Mr. Daniel E. Pomeroy, Rufus Rockwell Wilson, Dean Hiram R. Bennett and others, who became prominent in business and professional life. She was married to Dr. John Willett, and lived in Flint, Michigan for a year before his death, returning to Pennsylvania to teach in Wellsboro and later in Troy. Upon the death of Mrs. Willett’s mother to her fell the task of educating the late William E. Carnochan a half-brother. He became a very successful New York lawyer, eventually a member of the firm of Parsons, Closson & McIlvaine. During her active years, she was prominent in many civic and social organizations. Mrs. Willett was a member of Os-co-hu Chapter, D. A. R. and the First Presbyterian Church. Her nearest survivors are a cousin, Col. Henry T. Eglin, who has a home near Washington, D. C., and a cousin, Mrs. George Maurice, Eagles Springs, N. C. The funeral was held from her home at 11 a.m. Monday. Rev. P. W. Furst, Rev. E. P. Morse, Elmira, Dean Hiram R. Bennett, Wilmington, Del., officiating. A poem was read by Rufus Rockwell Wilson. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
MISS CORA ELIZABETH BARKER, 73, of the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte, formerly of Elmira Heights, died February 6, 1985, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Miss Barker was born Jan. 10, 1911, in Troy, the daughter of Frank S. and Elizabeth Palmer Barker. She was a lifetime employee of the Philo Printing Company in Elmira. Miss Barker was a member of the Sugar Creek United Methodist Church, Columbia Cross Roads. She taught the adult Bible class at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Elmira for over 50 years. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Elwin Hoose of Grover, niece and nephew, Patricia Ann Barker and Larry Allen Barker, both of Pontiac, MI; several cousins and a host of friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Stuart Barker Jr. in 1983. The funeral service was held Friday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Edward Thigpen, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BARKER - (SRGP 28407) Wood, Rhea M Barker – 80, died Thursday (Fall 1978) at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY after a long period of declining health. Mrs. Wood was born in Troy, the daughter of Dr. Perley N Barker and Lillian Joralemon. Her late husband Dr. J K Williams Wood, died in 1961. She graduated from Troy High School, Elmira College, and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. During the earlier years Mrs. Wood occupied responsible positions in state and county medical society auxiliary positions in Pennsylvania, American Legion Auxiliary activities and Elmira College in alumnae causes, in addition to being a faithful church and community worker. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Melissa Teixeira of West Newton, Mass., Mrs. Mary Frances Case of Scotia, NY and Mrs. Marguerite McClure of K 1 Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family in Troy. Arrangements handled by Ellis Funeral Home, Schenectady, NY and Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. (Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy) (Daily Review 1978)
BARNES - LILLIAN B. WORDEN
Lillian B. Worden, 84, of Mansfield, PA died Sunday, March 22, 1992 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Mrs. Worden was born August 13, 1907 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of Ernest and Lulu Oles Barnes. She was a retired receptionist and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, PA. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; son, Kendall Johnson of Syracuse, NY; stepson, Arnold Worden of Monroeton, PA; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held March 26 (2 pm) at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. John Monger officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)
BARRETT, CHARLES L., Charles L. Barrett, 77, Wellsburg, NY died April 20, 1987. He was an Army veteran of WWII, Highway Superintendent for the Town of Ashland for 18 years and an employee of the Chemung County Highway Department. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Jerrie Barrett of Wellsburg, Henry and Cheryl Barrett of Layton, OK; son, Thomas Barrett of Hollywood, CA; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on April 24 with Rev. Donald Mattson of South Creek Evangelical Church officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. (TGR April 30, 1987)
GERALD W. BARRETT
Gerald Walter Barrett, 57, of Canton, PA died Sunday, November 17, 1996 at home. He was born in Sayre, PA September 3, 1939, a son of Walter and Carrie Cleveland Barrett. He was employed with Swayze Folding Box Co., Canton, for 18 years. He is survived by his children: James and Dawn Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Vicki and Tim Bull, Kenny Barrett and his girlfriend Brenda, all of Canton, B. Marie and Rick Bellows of LeRoy, Asa and Christine Barrett of Canton and Joann and her fiance Ron Benson of Canton; 20 grandchildren. Gerald was formerly married to Lorraine Barret of Canton. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 21 (1 pm) with the Rev. Joseph Alkire of Troy Area Fellowship Baptist Church officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. A memorial will be established to help pay for hospital and docter bills. Contributions mey be sent to James W. Barrett, RR 3, Box 267, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. (TGR Thursday, November 21, 1996)
BARRETT, GLENN S., Services for Glenn S. Barrett, 87, Bethany Manor, Horseheads, formerly of Coryland and Tioga, PA, were held at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mr. Barrett died Jan. 12, 1984 at Bethany Manor. He was born March 10, 1896 in Berrytown, son of Rev. Seymour and Mary Owen Barrett. He was a member of Coryland Baptist Church. He was a lifetime farmer and 60-tr. Member of Penna. State Grange. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Rhea) Bryant of Elmira, Mrs. Walter (Vera) Hall of Tioga ad Mrs. Henry (Geraldine) Gray of Horseheads; son, Rev. Glenn W.Barrett of Dayton,OH; sister, Mary Garrison, Millerton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.(TGR Jan. 19, 1984)
GLENN S. BARRETT
Age 87 of Bethany Manor, formerly of Coryland and Tioga, Pa. Thursday, January 12 1984. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, pa. on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Root officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Coryland Presbyterian and Baptist Church or the Bethany Center Living Memorial Fund, Horseheads. Survived by daughters; Mrs. Charles (Rhea) Bryant of Elmira, NY., Mrs. Walter (Vera) Hall of Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Henry (Geraldine) Gray of Horseheads, NY, 1 son; Rev. Glenn W. Barrett of Dayton, Ohio, 1 sister; Mary Garrison of Millerton, Pa., 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Born March 10, 1896, son of Rev. Seymour and Mary Owen Barrett. Member of the Coryland Baptist Church, 60 year member of Pennsylvania State Grange, life long farmer. Preceded in death by wife, Pearl Warner Barrett, 1975.
BARRETT James J. "Jay"
Geneva - James J. "Jay' Barrett, 67 of Baker Rd., Webster, NY died
on Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Unity Hospital, Rochester. Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to American Heart Association or to Catholic Charities Community Services, 1945 Ridge Rd. East, Rochester, New York 14622. Jay was born in Elmira and resided in Geneva for several years before moving to Webster. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Lucy Barrett. He was formerly employed with the Barrett Marine. He was a member of the Antique Car Club and loved dealing with Antique's. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his two sons, Stephen Barrett of Elmira and Patrick Barrett of Horseheads; his step children, Ann (Lorin) Laurini of Fairport and Robert (Connie) Denk of Rochester; four grandchildren, Joseph, Michael, Robert and Kirstianna (Curly); two sisters, Winifred (William) Bowman of Centerville and Moira (Ronald) Horn of Millport; two brothers, Francis (Deborah) Barrett of Waterloo and Terrance Barrett of Geneva; his mother-in-law, Rosemary Boesel of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Barrett. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 8, 2010
JOHN C. BARRETT
John C. Barrett, 27, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA, died Monday, July 11, 1994 as the result of an automobile accident. He was employed with Cummings Lumber Company in Troy. He is survived by his father, Reuben Barrett Jr., Troy RR 2; his stepmother, Beverly Barrett, Troy RR 2; son, John C. Barrett Jr. at home; finance, Gail Randall at the same address; brothers, Reuben Barrett III of Troy, David Barrett of North Carolina, Richard Barrett of Sayre and Mark Barrett of Troy; sisters, Annette Bailey of Florida, Patty Hoose of North Carolina and Cindy Barrett of North Carolina; stepbrothers, Robert Johnson Jr. of Granville Summit, Ted Johnson of Mansfield, PA, LaVerne Barrett of Troy, Jeff Barrett of Austinville, PA, Larry Barrett of Troy and Ron Barrett of Troy; stepsisters, Tina Porter of Troy, Brenda Shaffer of Columbia, PA and Angela Barrett of Troy; step-grandparents, William and Eloise Howell of Troy; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Reuben and Myrtle Barrett Sr. and Russell and Mavis Lossinger. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 15 with the Rev. George Durie officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, July 21, 1994)
BARRETT, Lloyd s., Sr. (Pidgie)
Age 72, of RD 3, Columbia Crossroads, PA, June 7, 1986 at home. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there, Tuesday at 11 am. The Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial, Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Florence Perry Barrett; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Connie Barrett Jr., of Troy, daughters, Mrs. Donald (Viola) Eddy of Columbia Crossroads, Mrs. Craig (Sharon) Barr, of Mainesburg, PA; 6 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a life long Farmer and a Veteran of WW II.
BARRETT Lloyd Barrett
60, of Columbia Cross Roads, died June 17, 2013. Calling hours are 11-1 p.m. June 22 at the Austinville Church with the services at 1:00. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Arrangements by Pepper's in Canton. Star Gazette – June 20, 2013
BARRETT, LLOYD S. SR., Lloyd S. (Pidgie) Barrett Sr., 72, of RD3, Columbia Cross RD, died June 7, 2986 at home. Born November 8, 1913 in Troy, he was the son of Edwin and Charolette Isbell Barrett. He was a life-long farmer and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Florence Perry Barrett; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Connie Barrett Jr. of Troy; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Viola) Eddy of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Craig (Sharon) Barr of Mainesburg; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 10 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with full military honors. The Rev. Kenneth Marple officiated and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association. (TGR June 12, 1986)
Rev. Owen BARRETT, age 86 of Troy, Pa., Friday August 20, 1976 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Victor Meredith and the Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United Methodist Church, East Canton, Pa. (Canton RD No. 1, Pa. 17724) Survived by sons, Rev. Allen Barrett of Flagler Beach, Fla.; Rev. James Warren Barrett of Williamson, N.Y.; Seymour Barrett of Troy, Pa.; one foster daughter, Louise Van Cise of Addison, N.Y.; one brother, Glenn Barrett of Tioga, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Ruby McClelland of Columbia Cross roads and Mrs. Anna Dickerson of Elmira and Mrs. Manley (Mary) Garrison of Millerton; four grandchildren. He was a 50-year-member of the West Burlington Grange and the Troy Grandfathers Club. He was born May 21, 1890 in Berrytown, Pa., the son of Seymour and Mary Owen Barrett. He has served as minister of the following churches; 1914-1915 New Albany, Pa., 1917, Laquin, Pa., 1918 Enfield, N.Y., 1921 East Canton, Pa., Windfall, Pa., West LeRoy, Pa. and Beach Flats, Pa., 1926 East Troy, Pa., Leona, Pa., and West Burlington, Pa.; 1933, Blossburg; 1937, East Smithfield, Pa., Wetona, Pa. and Big Pond; 1947 Daggett, Webb Mills and Roseville; 1952 East Canton, Windfall and West Franklin, 1958 East Smithfield. In 1963 he moved to Troy where he served as the Assistant Pastor of the Troy United Methodist Church for the last 13 years. His wife Flora Briggs Barrett preceded him in death in 1966.
BARRETT – Rev. Owen Barrett, age 86, of Troy PA, died Friday, August 20, 1976 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Sunday, from 6-9 PM. Funeral and committal services will be Monday at 11 AM at the Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Victor Meredith and the Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the United Methodist Church, East Canton, PA (Canton RD No.1, PA 17724). Survived by sons, Rev. Allen Barrett of Flagler Beach, FL, Rev. James Warren Barrett of Williamson, NY, Seymour Barrett of Troy, PA; one foster daughter, Louise Van Cise of Addison, NY; one brother, Glenn Barrett of Tioga, PA; sisters, Mrs. Ruby McClelland of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Anna Dickerson of Elmira and Mrs. Manley (Mary) Garrison of Millerton; 4 grandchildren. He was a 50-year member of the West Burlington Grange and the Troy Grandfathers Club. He was born May 21, 1890, in Berrytown, PA, the son of Seymour and Mary Owen Barrett. He has served as minister of the following churches: 1914-1915 New Albany, PA; 1917 Laquin, PA; 1918 Enfield, NY; 1921 East Canton, PA, Windfall, PA, West LeRoy, PA, and Beach Flats, PA; 1926 East Troy, PA, Leona, PA and West Burlington, PA; 1933 Blossburg; 1937 East Smithfield, PA, Wetona, PA and Big Pond, PA; 1947 Daggett, Webb Mills and Roseville; 1952 East Canton, Windfall and West Franklin; 1958 East Smithfield. In 1963 he moved to Troy where he served as the Assistant Pastor of the Troy United Methodist Church for the last 13 years. His wife, Flora Briggs Barrett, preceded him in death in 1966.
Miss Cecile Ruth Barrett, 87, died October 24, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an illness of three weeks. Ruth was born March 23, 1905 in Columbia Cross Roads, the daughter of Fred and Emma Jane Isbell Barrett. She resided in Columbia Cross Roads until 1917 when the family moved to Alparon Park in Troy as caretakers of the farm. In 1921, the Barretts purchased a farm on Mt. Pisgah where they lived until 1943 when Ruth's father died. Ruth and her mother moved to Burlington where they lived until her mother's death in 1950. Ruth then became a resident of the Bradford County Home (Manor) where she lived until being admitted to the Packer. Ruth was striken with a crippling illness as an infant and was disabled all of her life. Ruth was a member of the West Burlington Methodist Church and was anxious to attend the church's picnic each year. Ruth will be remembered for her handiwork and the many letters and cards she sent out each week. She is survived by several cousins and a large host of friends as well as her Bradford County Manor family. Funeral and burial were private. She was to be interred in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, October 29, 1992)
Seymour B. BARRETT, 82, of Troy, PA died Thursday, October 15, 1997, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. Mr. Barrett was born in New Albany, PA, October 31, 1914, a son of the late Rev. Owen and Flora (Briggs) Barrett. He has been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Barrett had been a very active member of the Troy community and he with his family, had owned and operated the Ben Franklin Variety Store in Troy for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanita L. (Vosburg) Barrett. Other survivors are hs daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and John Ensminger of Ephrata, PA; son, Norman Barrett of Troy, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Allen and Hilda Barrett of Flagler Beach, FL and Rev. James and Betty Barrett of Troy, PA; grandson, Andrew Ensminger. A private family committal service will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Barrett’s name to the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.
BARRETT – Mrs. Viola M. Eddy, 37, of Troy RD1, died Monday Dec. 11, 1989, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, where she was a patient for four days. Gordon E. Farr, Bradford County Coroner, said death resulted from injuries suffered in a Dec. 7 head-on collision on Route 14, north of Canton. Her husband, Donald Eddy, who also was injured in the accident, was discharged from the hospital yesterday. Mrs. Eddy was employed at Greco’s Super Duper in Mansfield. Born Jan. 26, 1952 in Troy, she was a daughter of Lloyd and Florence Perry Barrett Sr. Surviving, besides her husband, and mother, of Columbia Cross Roads, are two sons and a daughter, Donald C. (Ducky), Darin W. and Denise L. at home; a sister, Mrs. Sharon (Craig) Barr of Mainesburg, and a brother, Lloyd (Connie) Barrett Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads; 2 nieces and 3 nephews. The funeral will be at 2 PM Thursday at Wilston’s, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church, officiating, Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:30-2 PM Thursday.
BASSETT - KENYON Bonnie
On Monday, March 24, 2008, our Lord Jesus came to room 513 in the Robert Packer Hospital and took Bonnie Jean (Bassett) Kenyon by the hand and walked with her into glory. Bonnie was the loving wife of Ronald R. Kenyon, who she married on September 2, 1962. The couple had 45 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the W.R. Croman Elementary School, Canton Street, Troy, PA. A celebration of Bonnie's life will be held at 12:00 noon at Croman School with Rev. Garry Zuber and Rev. Joshua Payne officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Bonnie was born on November 15, 1943 in Roaring Branch, PA. She was the daughter of the late Carl D. and Nellie O. (Campbell) Bassett. Bonnie graduated with honors from Troy High School, Class of 1961. Bonnie worked for Eureka; the Martha Lloyd Community; loved taking care of children, both in her home and at Little Learners Daycare; ran the Kenyon's Gulf Station in Sylvania, with her husband, Ron, from 1986 to 1991; and worked as the office manager for the Mark Germino Insurance Agency in Troy, form 2001 to December of 2007. Bonnie loved the Lord and spent many intimate hours with him and her faith radiated to everyone she met. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, and the Victory Church in Troy. Bonnie was a Sunday School teacher, was a former Deacon at the Baptist Church, and had a music ministry with Ron that touched many people's lives throughout Bradford County for almost 30 years. If anyone ever needed help of any kind, Bonnie would always be more than willing to fill the need. After her faith in Jesus Christ, came Bonnie's devotion to her family. Her family includes her husband, Ron; her children, David (Patty) Kenyon of Middletown, PA, Bradley (Kitty) Kenyon of Troy, PA, Lori (Mike) Morrison of Granville Summit, PA, and Matthew Kenyon of Troy, PA; her grandchildren, Cory and wife, Tabitha, Krystle, Erika and husband, Skyler, Derrike, Courtney, Aaron, Nathaniel, and Dillon; great-grandchildren, Reign and Madison; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis (Alfred) Castle, Carol (Donald) Ripley, Alice (Merle) Randall and Richard (Shirley) Kenyon; along with several nieces and nephews. Bonnie is predeceased by: her parents; her brother, Bob Bassett; her sister, Betty Bassett; her brother-in-law, Ralph Kenyon; her father and mother-in-law, James and Ruby Kenyon; and her grandson, Nicholas Kenyon. Memorial contributions may be made in Bonnie's memory to the Victory Church Building Fund, 180 Center Street, Troy, PA 16947; Aor to the First Baptist Church Good Samaritan Fund, 160 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2008.
BATTERSON, Lewis-died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Batterson in Troy at 9:30 Wednesday night. Run into by a bicycle soon after he enlisted in the Ambulance Corps of the Army at Lock Haven in 1917, and the back of his head so injured that he became completely helpless. Though a native of Troy, he had been employed in Lock Haven for some time before he entered the service of his country. He was 26 years old, and leaves besides his parents one brother, James Batterson. The funeral with military honors, will be held at the Baptist church at 3 Sunday afternoon, his pastor, Rev. N Johnstone officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
BATTERSON – Robert Brainard Batterson - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Batterson on the Alba road mourn the death of their infant son, who expired Tuesday morning from pneumonia. Deceased was about six or seven months old. [Cemetery listing 1908-1909]
Seymour Batterson, whose death occurred in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 8th, was born in Troy, in 1830, was therefore in his 73rd year. He died of heart failure after only two days illness. His remains were brought to Troy and funeral conducted from home of his brother, W. P. Batterson on Saturday, the 13th, Rev. T. A. Hughes, officiating. Internment in Glenwood. Mr. Batterson is survived by two sons, James of Denver, Col., Frank of Benezett and one daughter Mrs. Fannie Leyner of Denver, and three sisters: Mrs. Ruth Sherman, of Troy, Mrs. Chester Williams, of Capac, Michigan, Mrs. Court Wilson of Alba, and one brother, W. P. Batterson, of Troy. The two sons, James and Frank met on this sad occasion after an absence of 27 years. TGR 1904
WILLIS (BILL) BATTERSON, 72, Troy, died March 28, 1989 at Troy
Community Hospital. Mr. Batterson was born July 20, 1916 in Troy, a son
of James and Ruth McKee Batterson. He was a member of First Baptist
Church of Troy, and was employed with Schrader Bellows in Canton for 23 years
having retired in 1984. Mr. Batterson was a member of Troy Fire
Department since 1946 and was a former chief and was serving as captain of fire
police. He was a member of New York-Pennsylvania Firemen Association,
Canton Moose for 39 years and a member of Towanda Gun Club. He is
survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine (Juddy) Batterson; son and
daughter-in-law, Lewis (Butch) and Bonnie Batterson, Troy; daughter and
son-in-law, Beverly and William Smith, Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; brother,
Alvie Batterson, Allentown; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; several
nieces and nephews and a special friend, Pat Fuller. Friends may call at
the Vickery funeral Home in Troy, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral
service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev.
David Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery,
Troy. Memorials may be directed to Troy Area Ambulance Memorial fund,
P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
A. Gideon BAXTER
With this encouraging improvement late in the fall of
1902, Mr. Baxter with his wife, went to Florida for further benefit.
After having been away from home about three weeks, the water or climate did
not seem to agree with him, and he was taken sick at St. Augustine. At
West Palm Beach he seemed to gain, and from there went farther south, when it
did not seem to benefit him, returning to West Palm Beach on February
10th. He was taken to his bed on February 22nd, and failed so rapidly
that word was sent on March 2nd to his son George at East Troy to come there,
who arrived at his father’s bedside on the evening of March 23rd. Mr.
Baxter died on the evening of March 26th, and was conscious until a short time
preceding his death, passing away in a peaceful death slumber.
The bereaved wife and son left West Palm Beach with the remains on Friday morning following, where the body was escorted to the train by members of the West Palm Beach I.O.O.F., of which order Mr. Baxter was a member. The arrival in Troy was made on Sunday morning, and the further journey was made to his late home at East Troy.
Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday, March 31st, at 1 o’clock p.m., conducted by Rev. Loller of East Troy, who preached from the text, 1st Cor., 15-54. He was assisted in prayer service by Rev. M. Kymer, a former pastor. The remains were laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery by pall bears of his own choice, B. F. Shattuck, Jno. Ruggles, J. A. Ball, Geo. Cole and M. E. Greenough of East Troy, the I.O.O.F., of East Troy attending in body.
Mr. Baxter was born on Pisgah, October 6, 1845, at the old homestead now owned by his brother, Ezra of Troy, and was raised in Troy township. On April 17, 1867, he was united in marriage to Emily A. Budd of Newark, N. Y. To them were born seven children, Mrs. H. S. Fudge of Pisgah, Geo. W. and Seth R. and E. Irene of East Troy, Otis G. of Osceola, Frank of Ithaca, and Edward B. of Newark, Va., who with his wife, and one brother, Ezra of Troy survive, mourning the loss of husband and brother.
At the age of sixteen years he was converted and joined the Methodist church, and was ever an active and energetic worker in religious affairs, fearless in the discharge of duty, and an uncompromising enemy of evil, his influence being felt not only in his own neighborhood but at other religious gatherings and distant communities. In 1887 he built the Baxter store at East Troy, which was arranged also to furnish a place of meeting for the I.O.O.F. of that place. He had joined the Lodge at Springfield, and when the Order was started at East Troy, he became a charter member, remaining as such for a period of thirty years. In 1888 he moved to East Troy, and occupied his store for ten years to the time of his illness in 1898.
Mr. Baxter most ably filled the position as Sunday School superintendent at East Troy for a number of years. He was a member of the famous “praying band” of ten members which was organized in Troy township on August 31, 1874. Stated meetings of this body were held on every month, and at one of the first meetings he was elected secretary, and was the last member of the body to keep up the work. Beside his business duties at East Troy, Mr. Baxter was an extensive stock buyer, traveling through large districts of New York and Pennsylvania with large droves of cattle.
Our friend, the deceased, was a man of sterling character, his was an influence that benefitted at all times where his friendship was known. He was a person of much intelligence, and untiring energy, the possessor of a strong constitution and will, yielding not to discouragement, and very ambitious in the affairs with which he dealt. Of a genial and kindly nature and disposition, the loss of such a citizen is a serious blow to his community and country. TGR 1903
BAXTER - JEANNETTE KAMPEL
Jeannette Baxter Kampel, 87, a seasonal visitor to Clearwater, FL, died Tuesday, March 7, 1995 at Mease Hospital, Dunedin, FL. She was born October 3, 1907 in Troy, PA, daughter of Fred and Anna Haight Baxter. She attended Troy High School and graduated from the Robert Packer School of Nursing after which she moved to New York City. Over the years she was employed in New York City hospitals. Prior to her retirement, she was operating room supervisor for fifteen years at Park West Hospital there. Subsequently she continued as operating room consultant at Park West. In September of 1960 she married Sidney Kampel. Since their retirement the Kampels have resided in Andes, NY in the Catskills. She is survived by her husband and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Dr. M. D. Baxter and Myron Baxter and a sister, Leota VanHorn. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 13 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR Thursday, March 30, 1995)
BAXTER –LEOTA BAXTER VANHORN, 91 of Granville Summit died Nov. 24, 1987 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 25, 1896 in Granville Township, the daughter of Red and Anna Haight Baxter. She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church for over 60 years. Mrs. VanHorn was a charter member of the East Troy Rebekah Lodge and a former member of the Troy Senior Citizens. She is survived by daughters; Mrs. Lester (Christine) Dunbar, Troy RD 3, Janice Wrisley, Troy RD 2, Anna Mary Hulslander, Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Mrs. Stephen (Jean) Randall, Granville Summit, Mrs. Henry (Marsha) Martin, Granville Summit; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Kampbel, Corona, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Howard and Mary Esther VanHorn of Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in-law, Edna VanHorn of Towanda; brother-in-law, Sidney Kampbel of Queens, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther VanHorn and brothers, Maxwell Baxter and Myron Baxter. The funeral was held Friday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy and her grandson, Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Good Samaritan Fund of the East Troy Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BAXTER LEOTA BAXTER VANHORN
91 of Granville Summit died Nov. 24, 1987 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 25, 1896 in Granville Township, the daughter of Red and Anna Haight Baxter. (She was the daughter of Fred and Anna Haight Baxter)
BAXTER -RUTH B. BAILEY, 96, of Alba, died Monday,
Feb. 20, 1989 at the home of Geraldine Parks. She was born Feb. 7, 1893
in Troy Township, the daughter of Wilber and Carrie Allen Baxter. She is
survived be a son, Russell Hicks of Fort Meade, Fla.; sisters; Mrs. Robert
(Jean) Crane of Troy RD 2 and Mrs. Ellen Jennings of Troy RD 3; step-daughter,
Mrs. Geraldine Spencer of Canton; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She predeceased by a son
Paul Hicks, and a daughter, Dorothy Cole. The funeral service will be
held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev.
Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in