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FALKNER David Budd- former Gillett man died in his home in Ulysses,
Tuesday, July 1, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Viele Falkner, a
son, David B Falkner Jr, Maryland and a brother in Elmira. The funeral was held
from his late home Saturday at 2 pm. Rev. Johnstone, with burial in Glenwood
David J. FANNING, District Attorney Two Terms, Is
FANNING EDITH M
Bourdette, Edith M Fanning-aged 81, died in her home in East Smithfield Tuesday morning, August 24, 1948. She is survived by her husband, Louis A; a daughter, Hester (Mrs. Guy Woodworth), Secane, and a sister, Mrs. Ray Mattocks, Leona. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm with burial in Glenwood cemetery, Troy.
FANNING –EMMA JANET VICKERY, 78, of Troy, died Monday, Dec. 26, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born June 23, 1910, in Troy, the daughter of Atty. David and Minna Hickok Fanning. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Oberlin University. E.J. taught in the Troy Area Schools and the Martha Lloyd School. She was a member of Troy United Methodist Church, former member of Troy Music Club and the Troy DAR. She was a former member and past president of the Troy BPW. At one time she was actively involved with the Troy Brownies and Girl Scouts and the Troy Cubs and Boy Scouts. She enjoyed gardening and her favorite sports were bowling and golf. E.J. loved Mountain Lake and enjoyed spending the summers there with her family. She married Gerald W. Vickery Sr. on Aug. 16, 1937. Gerald Vickery Sr., the former owner of the Vickery Funeral Home, predeceased her on June 12, 1985. She was survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sally Vickery of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Dean Kilborn of Canton RD 2 and Sue and Al Albers of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Bill and Mona Vickery of Daytona Beach, Fla.; grandson, Bruce Vickery of Troy; granddaughters; Kim Albers and DeeAnn Alberts, both of Atlanta, Ga., Melinda Kilborn, Deana Kilborn and Rebekah Kilborn, all of Canton RD 2, and great-granddaughter, Stephanie Vickery of Daytona Beach, Fla. She was predeceased by a sister, Marion McCraney in 1961, Rebekah Fanning in 1977 and Carolyn Fanning in 1982. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
FANNING - WILMA F. SIMS
Wilma F. Sims, 79, of Troy RR2 died Sunday, December 20, 1992, at home. She was born November 6, 1913 in Leona, PA, daughter of Ulysses and Mabel Rockwell Fanning. She was a 1934 graduate of Troy High School. She was an active member of the Troy Church of Christ. Mrs. Sims is survived by her husband of 52 years, Theodore Sims; daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and William Mott of Columbia Cross Roads; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Edwina Sims of Troy and David and Jettie Sims of Dothan, AL; grandchildren Carlene Starkey of Troy, Randy Mott of Goldsboro, NC, Rebecca Simonson of Timeras, NM, Steven Mott of Columbia Cross Roads and Judy Sims of Troy; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Paul Sims of Troy; and one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23 (11 am) Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Durie officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the Troy Church of Christ. (TGR, Thursday, December 24, 1992)
FARRELL Nicole (Nikki) L. MAY, 27, of Apalachin, NY died Sunday November 14, 1999 in Syracuse, NY as the result of an auto accident. She was a 1991 graduate of Vestal High School. She is survived by her parents, Susan and Jerome Farrell of apalachin, NY and Clay and Darlene May of Chenango Forks, NY; her maternal grandmother, Ruth Manley; a sister and three brothers; special aunts and uncles including Joe Manley of Troy, PA and Jerry Manley, also of Troy. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Edward Manley and her paternal grandparents, Newton May and Audrey Swain. Memorial services were held November 18 at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home in Apalachin, NY with Joseph Federowicz, deacon of St. Margaret Mary Church officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Those wishing may make contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1249 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, November 25, 1999
JOHN W. FAULKNER, age 61, of Canton died suddenly Monday as the result of a heart seizure. He was a member of the Canton Baptist Church and was a locomotive engineer for the Penn Central Railroad Co. Surviving are: his wife, Olive Boughton Faulkner; two daughters, Mrs. Roland Morgan of Canton and Mrs. Gladys Benjamin of Phoenixville, Pa.; a son, John of New Cumberland, Pa.; a brother, Egbert of Troy; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiated and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Born Dec. 23, 1906 and died Oct. 7, 1968)
FREDERICK FAY for many years a valued employee of the Troy Engine & Machine foundry, died Thursday morning (Feb. 19, 1920) from catarrhal fever. He first called a physician two weeks ago. His wife survives, four children; Francis of Elmira and Lucelia, Winona and Allison at home; four stepchildren, Charles Lee of Canton, Van Lee of Cleveland, Clyde Lee and Mrs. Thos. Boughton of Troy. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon. (Buried Glenwood Cemetery)
FAY - GLADYS BOUGHTON
Services for Gladys M. Boughton, 89, Troy, were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Sept 16, with the Rev. Roger Q. Burtner officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mrs. Boughton died Sept 13, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church and the Troy American Legion Auxiliary. She owned and operated the Boughton Chronic Convalescent Home in Troy for 25 years. Surviving are daughter, Leila, at home; son, Dr. Thomas E. of Williamsport; sisters, Mrs. Winona Pierce and Mrs. Glenn (Lucelia) Hewitt, both of Troy; brothers, Francis Fay of Covington, Allison Fay of Owego, Van Lee Shaw of Houston, Tex.; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, Sept 18, 1975)
FAY –LUCIELIA FAY HEWITT, 89 of Troy died Friday Oct. 13, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 27, 1900 in Troy, she was the daughter of Frederick and Allie Williams Fay. She was a member and past matron of the Troy Maxwell Chapter 233, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jean Kendall of RD 2 Troy and Mrs. Janet Tillotson of RD 3 Troy; two sons, Glenn M. Hewitt of Gainesville, Georgia and Jack Hewitt of El Cajon, California; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hewitt was predeceased by her husband Glenn H. Hewitt Feb. 27, 1964. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. George W. Ogden Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, troy. Canton Chapter 71 of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at the Vickery Funeral Home Monday at 8 p.m. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
FAY - PIERCE, WINONA FAY Winona Fay Pierce, 84, a lifelong resident of Troy, died June 29, 1987 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born May 30, 1903 in Troy, the daughter of Fred and Alice Williams Fay. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, a life-member of the Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233 and was a member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Williamsport Business College. She was formerly employed with the Grange Bank, the First Bank of Troy and Citizens & Northern Bank. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Ethel Wright Pierce of Pine City, NY; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Mack and Ingrid Pierce; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Fay (Susie) and Douglas Palmer of Madison, AL; sister, Mrs. Glenn (Lucelia) Hewitt of Troy; great-grandchildren, Jordan Palmer and Lauren Fay Palmer; cousin, Lelia Boughton of Troy; many other nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Boughton; brothers, Van Lee Shaw, Clyde U. Lee, Allison W. Fay, Francis Fay and Charles E. Lee. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 3 (2 p.m.) with Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. A memorial service was held July 2 by the Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Troy American Legion Auxiliary, Troy Community Hospital or Troy Ambulance Association. (TGR July 2, 1987)
J. FRED FERGUSON
J. Fred Ferguson, 80, of Canton RR 2, PA, died Sunday, May 15, 1994 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born June 1, 1913 in Canton, the son of Frank and Rose Spencer Ferguson. He was a member of Windfall United Methodist Church and the Windfall Grange. He was employed with the US Soil Conservation Service for 19 years and was a member of the Forest Landowners Association. He was a lifelong farmer and former school board director of Granville Township. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Barbara Ferguson of Herndon, VA and Robert and Carole Ferguson of Canton RR 2; a daughter, Anne and Robert Mann of Binghamton, NY; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Harriett B. VanNoy of East Troy. He was predeceased by his wife, Malene Baker Ferguson, in 1993. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 18 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the Troy Fire Department, Troy, PA 16947 or the Canton Ambulance Association, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 19, 1994)
FERRIS –JANE FERRIS MULLEN, 82, formerly of Canton, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA. She was born on April 22, 1932, in Mt. Kisco, NY, to Herbert and Margaret Ferris. Jane grew up in Mt. Kisco and Bedford Hills, NY. She began working as a Nurses Aid in the Mt. Kisco Hospital when she was 16-years-old. It was there where she met the “handsome patient who would later became her husband of almost 62 years.” When Jane turned 18 she moved to Hialeah, FL, with her mother and stepfather. She worked as a Nurses Aide at St. Francis Hospital on Allison Island off Miami Beach. After receiving a Christmas card from that handsome patient, Wilfred Sobey Mullen, a long distance relationship began. They were married on August 13, 1952, in Hialeah, FL, and Jane and her groom moved to a small farm on Armenia Mountain in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. They were eventually blessed with five wonderful children. Jane worked at the Canton Jr Sr High School in the cafeteria for approximately 25 years. She enjoyed her job and being able to see her children and eventually some of her grandchildren while working. She retired in 1996. In addition to her parents, Jane is predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; her daughter, Margaret Jane; and a great granddaughter, Evelyn Bliss Webster. Jane is survived by her children, James (Tania) Mullen of Canton, Mable (John) Blair of Barbours, Timothy Mullen of State College, Susie (Daryl) Krotzer of Liberty, Mary (Curtis) Hamilton of Manheim; 11 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Jane is also survived by her brother, Herbert (Stella) Ferris, and many nieces and nephews, as well as, the nurses and staff of the Bradford County Manor whose compassion and tender loving care over the past many years have made them part of her extended family forever. A Memorial Service will be planned and held by her children at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 3/25/2015 (Buried Glenwood Cemetery)
RALPH WILSON FERRY OF Buffalo, N.Y. formerly of Troy, Penna., Friday, November 17, 1972. Memorial service St. John’s Episcopal Church, Colonial Circle, Buffalo, N.Y. Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Penna. Arrangements by E. L. Brady & Son funeral Home, 205 Linwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. Survived by wife, Helen Leonard Ferry; son, William Kenyon Ferry of Redlands, California; granddaughter, Elizabeth Hunt Ferry of Redlands, California; sister, Mrs. Frank C. Taylor of Mt. Vernon, Washington. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/20/1972
VAN NESS, AGNES FIELD (SRGP 3789)
Agnes Field Van Ness wife of George VanNess, died in her Fall Brook road home in Troy on Tuesday afternoon, following several weeks of failing health. She was born March 12, 1851, the daughter of the late Oliver D. And Agnes F. Randall Field. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Emma J. VanNess, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Emma J. Ferguson, of Armenia township, and Mrs. Adeleine VanNess, of Johnson City, N.Y. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 from her late home, Rev. S. F. Basford officiating, and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
FIELD Burdette-aged 86, died in his home on the Fall Brook Road Wed morning, July 2, 1947. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert Vreeland, Troy; one brother, H W Field, Johnson City; one granddaughter, Katherine Vreeland, Troy; several nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday, July 3 at 2 pm. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Morey officiating.
FIELD - EMMA F. VREELAND
Emma F. Vreeland, 89, of Troy RD 2, died January 11, 1990 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira. She was born July 8, 1900 in Covert, PA, the daughter of E. Burdette and Katherine Weilbecher Field. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church and was formerly the secretary of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge, Troy Grange, the Bradford Chapter of DAR, member and former secretary of the Troy Senior Citizens, member of the Armenia Missionary Society and was formerly a secretary of the King and Rolison Hardware Store in Troy and the Van Dyne Oil Company in Troy. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Katherine Kupchin of Troy RD 2; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, William and Lorraine Kupchin of Milton, FL; grandson, Robert Kupchin of Troy; great-granddaughter, JoAnn Conners Fattarusso of Copiague, NY; great-granddaughters, Jacqueline Kupchin, Denise Maletta, Suzanne Maher and Michelle Fattarusso; great-grandson, Thomas Fattarusso; great-great-grandsons, Ryan Maletta and Robert Maletta. Funeral services were held January 13 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. A memorial service was held by the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church of Troy or the Wesleyan Methodist Covert Church. (TGR, Thursday, January 18, 1989)
FIENA – An infant son, about two weeks old, of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fiena, who reside on the J. W. POMEROY farm, died Tuesday night at their home. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1913
Mrs. Wolcott (Elsie Dinsmore) Passes Away. - Mrs. Kathryn L. O. F. Wolcott, who came to this section from Ohio with her son the late Marchant Wolcott and family in the spring of 1913, died suddenly last Friday morning at her home in Canton Street, aged 72 years. Mrs. Wolcott had not been strong for some time. She had difficulty with her heart on Thursday but was not thought to be in immediate danger. During the night her condition became alarming and at 4 o’clock she died
. Of a retiring disposition her circle of acquaintances was not large, but all who came in contact with her recognized a winning personality of unusual sweetness. She had long been a communicant of the Episcopal church. The funeral was held at St. Paul’s at 2 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery by the side of her son, who died about two years ago. Besides a half brother, Joseph Finley at Orlando, Florida, she leaves five granddaughters, Cora Lee Wolcott at Cleveland, Ohio, and Misses Kathryn, Mildred, Martha and Nancy Wolcott of Troy. Mrs. Wolcott was a niece of Martha Finley, author of the Elsie books, and is believed to have been the original of Elsie in one of the stories.TGR 1915 (Wolcott Catherine L.O.F. - Jun 29 1844 Nov 5 1915 ) (Notes from the census records: 1900 - Samuel Finley, father-in-law of Frederick Wolcott is living with Frederick and Catherine Wolcott on the 1880 Stow, Summit, OH census, son Marchant is aged 13. 1900 - Catherine is the wife of Frederick Wolcott; son Marchant Wolcott living with them on 1900 OH census. 1910 - Catherine was born in IN and widowed on 1910 OH census.)
FISH - COOKE, PATRICIA ANN, Services for Patricia Ann Cooke, 44, Troy, were held Jan. 22 at East Troy Baptist Church with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, arrangements by Vickery Funeral Home. Mrs. Cooke died Jan. 20, 1984 at home. She was born Feb. 22, 1939 in E. Stroudsburg, daughter of John and Catherine Long Fish. She was a member of E. Troy Baptist Church, where she served as secretary and president of the ladies aid. She was a member of E. Troy Grange. Surviving are her husband Donald; daughters, Cindy and Kristen Cooke, at home; sons Jeff Cooke, a student at W. A.C.C. and Stephen Cooke, at home; parents, John & Catherine Fish, E. Stroudsburg; brothers, Norman Fish of Marshalls Creek and Ronald Fish of Mt. Pocono, PA. (TGR Jan. 26, 1984)
Paul G. FLANAGAN, age 56, of Troy, PA died on Tuesday, November 1, 000 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. He was born October, 1944, the son of the late Robert G. and Ruth Reeve (Browning) Flanagan. He attended Austinville Union Church. He was body shop manager at Twin Tier Buick in Elmira, NY. In addition to hunting, Paul was a race car driver at many tracks. Paul is survived by his wife of 6 years, Marcia (Whipple) Flanagan; sons, Glen Flanagan of Duluth, MN and Robert (Donna) Flanagan of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Loretta, Tyler and Samantha; aunts and uncles, Herb and Leona Abbot of Gillett RD, PA and Chuck and Anna Reeve of Kissimmee, FL; several cousins. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his son, James Flanagan in 1992. A memorial service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 5 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and graveside services held at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Austinville Union Church, Rev. Kenneth Marple, RR 1, Box 68, Troy, PA 16947.
FLEMING Margaret Fleming, 3
Two Killed, Four Injured in Automobile Accident. Rancy Fleming, His wife and three children and Mary Dickinson, 16 years old, were on their way by automobile a happy party, to the Troy fair last Friday morning when at the Coney crossing two were killed and the others badly injured by the Pennsylvania train due in Troy at 9:12. There was no one near and Mr. Dickinson (as is) is unable to say just how the accident happened. Presumably he was running his Maxwell car on “High” confident of clearing the track ahead of the approaching train. The motor slowed down or stalled and when the gear had been shifted it was too late. The killed were Margaret, the baby daughter of the Fleming family, aged 3, and Mary daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dickinson. The remains of the former were found in the highway on the west side of the track a few feet from the scene of the accident. The body of Miss Dickinson was buried down the track on the other side with the survivors, fifty or sixty fee. Parts of the car were picked up as far as 500 feet from the crossing. The train was stopped by Engineer James Jackson and all were carried into the baggage car and brought to Troy. Doctors Phillips, Carpenter and Ballard and the Henrietta McKnight nurse were at the state. Drs. Phillips and Carpenter accompanied the injured to the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira. Mr. Fleming just returned to consciousness, at the station here asked what had happened. His face was badly lacerated and there were bruises all over his body. Mrs. Fleming was less cut and bruised. She also was unconscious, but rallied after a time. Her face was lacerated. Carroll, about 15, was badly shaken up, and Lawrence, 8 had an ugly cut over the temple and a bruised side. The bodies of the dead were removed from the train and taken to the Friends & Gustin undertaking rooms. The injured are all recovering and will be able to come home in a week or ten days. The County Coroner, Dr. T. Ben Johnson, Jr., was called and viewed the remains and the scene of the accident with the following Coroner’s jury: S. J. Atwood, proprietor of the Troy House, E. W. Putnam, of the county farm, J. H. Wing, L. R. Smith, Guy Case and S. A. Williams. The inquest will be held later when the injured shall have returned from the hospital. It is hard, indeed, to account for the accident. Mr. Fleming is one of our most respected, reliable farms, not a man to take chances or in any sense a wreckless driver. Much sympathy is felt for him and his family. Mary Dickinson whose young life was so tragically cut off, was one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dickinson of Granville township. Her remains were taken to the family home on Friday afternoon and funeral services were held on Sunday. Our Granville Center correspondent notes the sorrow of that community and the high regard in which the deceased was held. The remains of little Margaret Fleming have been placed in the receiving vault of Glenwood Cemetery to await the return of her parents and brothers from the hospital when funeral services will be held. Mrs. Margaret Kennedy of Redington Avenue is the maternal grandmother of the little girl. TGR 1915
GLORIA FLEMING STERMER
Gloria (Fleming) Stermer, 32, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Granville Summit, PA, died Wednesday, December 4, 1996. She was born September 9, 1964 in Troy, PA, the daughter of Elwin and Myra Fleming. She was a 1983 graduate of Troy High School. Gloria was a 4-H member and also enjoyed bowling. She is survived by her father, Elwin Fleming, Granville Summit, RR 1; her mother, Myra McDonald, Syracuse, NY; a sister, Diane and Kenny Swain, West Burlington; and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Shelby Fleming, Granville Center; three nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Kathryn Furman Fleming, in 1992. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 8 with her Pastor Ed Spencer officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice in memory of Gloria.(TGR, Thursday, December 12, 1996)
FLETCHER, Miss Grace B- a cousin of Dr M B Ballard and a former resident of Troy, died in her home in Chattanooga, Tenn. Her body is being forwarded to Troy. Funeral services will be held in the Soper Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 pm with burial in Glenwood Cemetery.
FLICK Frank M
Troy’s First Soldier Dead Victim of Influenza in Training Camp.
The first Trojan to succumb to influenza and the first of our soldier boys to be taken, passed out of life at Cambridge Springs, Pa., on Monday morning in the person of Frank M. Flick. About two months ago he went, as a soldier, with Edward Morse of Troy to Polish Alliance College at Cambridge Springs for special training as an automobile mechanic. His musical ability as a pianist and cornet player almost immediately won him membership in the camp orchestra, and the days passed happily until two weeks ago when he was prostrated by the prevailing influenza. Pneumonia and death followed. He was a member of the M. E. Church, of the church orchestra, and of the Troy Engine and Machine Band. He was graduated from Troy High School in the class of 1916 and during his school days was a leader in athletics. His last employment was with the Carpenter & Pierce Company as an automobile demonstrator. A fine young man in every way, his death is sincerely mourned. He was 22 on Oct. 15th, the youngest of seven sons of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Flick of whom four survive—Willis of Troy, Leland of Wilkinsburg, Fred of Athens, and Milan in France. Private funeral services were held at the home of his brother, Willis Flick, on Wednesday afternoon, the Revs. Perkins and Morse officiating. The interment in Glenwood cemetery was in charge of Gustin Post, Grand Army of the Republic. TGR 1918
John FLETCHER, (SRGP 63169) a former Trojan, departed this life last Thursday, April 21st, of a complication of diseases in the hospital at Binghamton, N.Y., and brought here for burial. Mr. Fletcher was born in Smithfield township, June 9, 1843, and was a son of Stephen and Rhoda Fletcher. He first embarked in business in Hornellsville, N.Y., coming from here to Troy in 1867, being a dry goods clerk until 1890, when he was appointed postmaster, being also at one time school director and treasurer of the Troy school board, all the offices of which he filled with honor. Several years ago he moved from Troy to Elmira, and was engaged as a traveling salesman until his health failed. In October, 1871, he married Polly Blakeslee of Troy township, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by one daughter, Grace and one son John, all of Elmira. He was a Sir Knight Templar and also a prominent member of Riverside M.E. church, Elmira, at the time of his demise. His remains were brought to Troy and funeral conducted on Saturday afternoon from the home of his brother-in-law, L. J. Ballard, the Rev. Eli Pittman of Elmira, and A. E. Hall of Troy officiating. The remains were borne to their last resting place in Glenwood by the following former friends of deceased: A. B. McKean, H. M. Spalding, J. R. Willour, Frank Case, W. F. DeWitt and Harry Chase. TGR 1904
JOSEPHINE FLICK BROWN (SRGP 79882)
Josephine Flick Brown, 86, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Troy, PA, died Friday, November 8, 1991 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Born July 24, 1905 in Troy, she was a daughter of Willis and Grace Sherman Flick. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira. She was formerly employed with the Grange National Bank in Troy. Mrs. Brown is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Diane Brown of Elmira; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Laurence Gonhotal of Surfside Beach, SC; sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Carlton Hewitt of Troy; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Brown, in 1968. Funeral services were held November 11 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Keith R. Haverkamp of Oneida, NY officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira or the Bethany Retirement Center, Horseheads, NY. (TGR, Thursday, November 14, 1991)
FLUKE David Watler - Editor of statewide publications passes away, David Walter FLUKE, age 66, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa died on Friday, October 27, 2000 at his residence. He was born on June 27, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Ollie and Relande (Lyons) Fluke. He graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Music education. He taught music in several high schools in western Pennsylvania. He later served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict as a musician. When he returned from Korea he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he received his Masters Degree in guidance and administration. Again he worked for schools as a guidance counselor in western Pennsylvania, Sussex, New Jersey, Springfield, PA in Delaware County and Troy, PA. He then retired in 1988 from Troy High School. He was the founder and editor of the Pa Department of Education’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education’s newsletter, “What’s the Buzz?” for 19 years. He was a member of the PA Association of Adult Continuing Education (PAACE) and served as a lifelong member and past president of PSEA. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Juliet Byrd (Howells) Fluke, Columbia Cross Roads (Laurel Lake), PA; brother, Allen Lyons (Lynn) Fluke of Pittsburgh, PA; a stepson, Edward E. Cummings of Philadelphia, PA. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 1 (11 am, calling hours at 10) with the Rev. Andrew J. Phillips officiating and graveside services following at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848; Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR 1 Box 2840, Gillett, PA 16925; or to the Bradford County Library, RR 3 Box 320, Troy, PA 16947. Troy Gazette Register
DAVID WALTER FLUKE, 66, of Columbia Cross Roads died on Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at his residence. He was born on June 27, 1934, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Ollie and Relande Lyons Fluke. Mr. Fluke was the husband of Julie Byrd Howells Fluke, with whom he celebrated 34 years of marriage. He graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in music education. He taught music in several high schools in western Pennsylvania. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a musician. When he returned from Korea he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he received his master’s degree in guidance and administration. Again he worked for schools as a guidance counselor in western Pennsylvania; Sussex, N.J.; Springfield; Delaware County; and Troy. He then retired in 1988 from troy High School. He was the founder and editor of the Pennsylvania Depart of Education’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education’s newsletter titled “What’s the Buzz?” for 19 years. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Adult Continuing Education and also served as a life-long member and president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, Allan Lyons (Lynn) Fluke of Pittsburgh, and a stepson, Edward E. Cummings of Philadelphia. Friends are invited to call Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Vickery Funeral home, 110 W. Main St., Troy. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew J. Phillips officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, in Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the following: Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa., Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Box 2840, Gillett, Pa. or the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Box 320, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
FORREST, Estus H.
Estus H. Forrest, age 86, of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1967, at the Troy Community Hospital. Funeral was at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl Forrest; daughter, Mrs. Douglas Spencer, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; son, James of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Mrs. Jessie Andrus, of Elmira, nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephew. He belonged to the Roseville Methodist Church; was a lifelong farmer in the Roseville area and had been married 61 years last July 4.
FORREST Melissia SPENCER, age 87, of Troy, PA died on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born on July 28, 1912 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of the late Estus and Pearl (Sargeant) Forrest. Melissia attended the east Troy United Methodist Church. She was a 1930 graduate of Troy High School. On August 17, 1933 Melissia married Douglas R. Spencer and together they owned and operated a dairy farm in Austinville, Pa from 1946-1981. She is survived by her sons, Max (Madge) Spencer of Midway, GA and Randy (Norma) Spencer of Olney, MD; grandchildren, John (Cindi) Spencer of Pen Argyl, PA and Jana Smolinski of Bloomingdale, GA; two great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Melissia is predeceased by her grandson, Scott Spencer; brother, James Forrest. Funeral services were held June 17 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the rev. Mark Brower officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the New Tribes Mission, 1000 E. First Street, Sanford, FL 32771.
FOX Margaret I. VANCAMP, age 80 of Sylvania, PA, died on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. She was born on May 22, 1919 in Tioga, Pa, the daughter of the late Edwin and Margaret (Tobias) Fox, Margaret was the widow of Wilford “Bill” M. WanCamp. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Glenyce (Willard) Wiltrout and Sharon (Bobby) Liddell, both of Osceola, AR; Donna Smith of Hornell, NY; sons, Gerald (Norva) Beyea of Canisteo, NY and Paul Beyea of Sylvania, PA; 11 grandchildren; brother , Paul (Mary) Fox of Tucson, AZ; several nieces; and special friends, Marie and Owen Clark. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 3 with the rev. John Madsen officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church Ladies Aide, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, NY Thursday, March 16, 2000
FOX –MARGARET I. VANCAMP, age 80, of Sylvania, died on Thursday, March 30, 200, at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born on May 22, 1919 in Tioga, Pa., the daughter of the late Edwin and Margaret (Tobias) Fox. Margaret was the widow of Wilford “Bill” M. VanCamp. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Ladies Aid. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Glenyce (Willard) Wiltrout and Sharon (Bobby) Liddell, both of Osceola, Ariz., and Donna Smith of Hornell, N.Y.; sons, Gerald (Norva) Beyea of Canisteo, N.Y., and Paul Beyea of Sylvania; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Mary) Fox of Tucson, Ariz.; several nieces; and special friends, Marie and Owen Clark. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Monday, April 3, form 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Madsen officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid, RR 3, Troy, Pa. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
Maxwell, Edith FREDERICKS-wife of W Percy Maxwell, died about noon on Monday at a sanitarium in Brooklyn, NY from Bright’s disease. Mrs. Maxwell was born in Muncy, Pa about 48 years ago and following her marriage was a resident for several years of Troy. In 1902 Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell moved to Lock Haven which had since been their home. She had traveled widely and was a woman of many accomplishments. She was a niece of Mrs. L H Oliver. The remains were brought to this Boro Tuesday afternoon and the funeral was held from the home of Mr. Maxwell’s sister, Mrs. F M Long, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Edward P Morse of Troy and Rev. Mr. Williamson of Lock Haven Presbyterian church officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
FREEH Charles E. "Chucky" Freeh, Jr.
age 56, of Millersville, PA, formerly of Granville Summit, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Lancaster Medical Center. Charles was born December 11, 1953 in Doylestown, PA, a son of Charles E. Sr. and Alberta (Hinkel) Freeh. He was a heardsman. Charles is survived by his mother, Alberta Morgan of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory S. and Kim Freeh of Lancaster, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Nichole and John Mummau of Millersville, PA; five grandchildren, Alex, Abigail, Michael, Chloe and Connor; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Dennis Thomas of Mansfield, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Andrew and Bonnie Freeh of Thompson Station, TN, Alan and Sheila Freeh of Mansfield, PA. Charles was predeceased by his father, Charles, Sr. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 22, 2010, from 11 a.m. to Noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow immediately after the visitation at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Schafer officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 20, 2010
FRENCH - Linderman, Mrs. Frances French-a respected former resident of Troy, widow A K Linderman, died last Sunday at the home in Elmira of her daughter. Mrs. Charles B Romer at 455 West Water Street. A son, Harry D Linderman of Scranton also survives. Following funeral services at the Romer home, the body was brought to this boro on Tuesday for interment in Glenwood cemetery. Rev. W R Holloway officiating. (Feb 1919)
FRICK Annette (Frick) Schucker Pearsall
age 82, of Troy, PA, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at her residence. Born on May 9, 1928 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Lee and Helen (McInroy) Frick. Annette was predeceased by her first husband, Mark Adam Schucker, Jr. in 1973, and her second husband, Harry Pearsall in 2010. Prior to her retirement, Annette was the operator and owner of her own farm. She was a member of the Covert Church on Armenia Mt. and enjoyed golfing and playing bridge. Annette graduated from the University of Rochester where she received her R.N. Degree. She was appointed to serve in the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service (ASCS) under the Reagan Administration and one term of the Bush Administration. Annette is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marlene Mockaitis of Sarasota, FL, Kathleen and Alan Walsh of Darlington, MD, Brenda and Henry Holloway of Darlington, MD; one step son, Bernard Pearsall of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; one step-daughter, Denise Fenton of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, Mark Schucker, Jr. and Harry Pearsall, she was predeceased by a brother, James Frick, and three sisters, Marian Eyer, Gladys Weaver and Ruth Merritt. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Annette on Saturday, February 6, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Austinville Union Church in Austinville, PA with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Annettes memory to the American Stroke Assoc., 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or Guthrie Hospice, R. R. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA, 18848. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. Star Gazette – January 30, 2011
C. H. FRIENDS Dies at Home
Well-known Undertaker Is Victim of Influenza – Moved To Troy Eight Years Ago From Tioga
Troy, Pa., Dec. 31 – Charles H. Friends died at his home on Reddington avenue Sunday morning at 3 o’clock, following 17 days of illness of influenza and erysipelas. Mr. Friends conducted an undertaking establishment here. He was born in Millerton, April 9, 1851, where he was educated. Fourteen years ago he engaged in the undertaking business in Tioga, and for the past eight and one-half years was engaged in that business here, under Friends & Heath, Friends & Gustin, and for the past six months has been conducting the business alone. He was a member of the Methodist church, and a Mason. The decedent is survived by his widow, one son, Ernest Friends of Hornell; two grandsons, Clifford and Robert Friends, and two sisters, Mrs. Maria Tillinghast of Campbell, N. Y., and Mrs. Stella Miller of Millerton. The funeral was held from his late residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. G. M. Perkins and the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiated. The body was placed in the receiving vault in Glenwood cemetery, with Masonic rites.
FRIENDS Charles Friends
(1919)-After seventeen days of suffering from influenza, complicated with erysipelas Charles Friends passed peace fully out of life at his home in Redington Avenue last Sunday morning, sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends, Born in Jackson Township, Tioga County, April 9, 1851 he moved in 1904 to Tioga, as an undertaker and thence eight years ago last spring to this boro. Mr. Friends was a Mason, a member of the Elks, and a regular attendant of the M E Church, a kindly man of broad sympathy in the various relations of life. He is survived by his wife, a son, Ernest Friends of Hornell, by a former marriage, two grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Tillinghast of Campbells, NY and Mrs. Stella Miller of Millerton. The Rev. Perkins of the Methodist church and the Rev. Holloway of the Episcopal Church officiated at the funeral which was largely attended at the home at 3 Tuesday afternoon. The Masons were present in a body and conducted the committal service at Glenwood cemetery.
FRIENDS, Charles - Charles Friends died at his home in Troy Sunday morning. The remains will be brought here, where the funeral will be held Wednesday. Deceased, who was about 65 years of age, was born and lived near here until a few years ago when he moved to Tioga, when he moved to Troy. Since leaving here he had been engaged in the undertaking business. He is survived by his widow and one son Earnest, of Buffalo, and two sisters, Mr. Ambrose Tillinghast, of Campbell, and Mrs. Stella Miller, of Millerton. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919
Volume LVI, #25, Thursday, June 19, 1919
(Local News) Raymond Fritz, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fritz (nee Lottie Wood) of Canton, died Sunday morning in the Williamsport hospital where he had been taken for appendicitis. The remains were brought to the home of Mrs. Fritz’s brother, Monroe Wood, where the funeral was held on Tuesday morning, The Rev. G. M. Perkins officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery. Besides the parents, a younger brother survives. TGR 1919
FULFORD - Robert "Bob" Brown Fulford III, age 59, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Troy Community Hospital after being stricken at home. Family and friends are invited to Bob's graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa., where full military honors will be accorded. Bob was born Nov. 2, 1948, in Morristown, N.J., son of the late Robert Brown and May Rose Snyder Fulford II. He attended area schools and faithfully served his country as a lance corporal with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He was a squad leader to MM Motor Squad and Weapons Platoon section leader. During his tour of duty in Vietnam Bob saw combat action in Thua Thien Province and Quang Nam Province in 10 different combat missions. In November 1968 he was reported missing in action but was later found in the Da Nang Naval Hospital being treated for injuries. Bob was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, USMC Marksman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign and Meritorious with Gallantry Cross Medals. His family, whom he loved very much, will sadly miss him. Survivors include his loving wife, Linda L. (Pratt) Fulford of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Robert Brown Fulford IV of Florham Park, N.J., and Edward D. and Terri Fulford, Abram L. Fulford and Joseph D. Fulford, all of Columbia Cross Roads; daughters, Laura A. Heinzman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jessica Fulford of New Jersey; two stepsons, Vernon C. Sager and Christopher B. Sager, both of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae Rose and Mark Jennings of Troy and Barbara Anne and Oliver Crisp of Granville Summit, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob's parents; a grandson, Benjamin; and a nephew, Brett Jennings; predeceased him. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to Linda L. Fulford, RR2, Box 62A, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. 16914. The Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. is in charge of arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review, 18 May 2008
FURMAN- Mrs. Ann Furman Wolfe, 71, of Snedekerville died suddenly, Tuesday morning, Oct. 15. She was a member of Coryland Presbyterian Church and Columbia Grange. Survivors are her husband, Hallock, a daughter, Miss Marjorie, of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Merle and Robert of Snedekerville, and Stanley of Charleston, West Virginia; one sister Mrs. Lenora Ripley of Sylvania. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where friends my call. It will be removed Friday noon to Coryland Presbyterian Church where services will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Troy. 1957
FURMAN - KATHRYN F. FLEMING
Kathryn F. Fleming, 61, of Granville Summit RR 1 died Monday, March 16, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born October 5, 1930, the daughter of Walter and Mary Doughty Furman Sr. She was employed for 17 years at the East Smithfield Bank, for 10 years at the Troy Community Hospital and for two years working for the Troy Police Department. She was also employed for a period of time for the Eureka Company in Troy and was also actively employed on the family farm. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Elwyn Fleming; daughters and fiances, Diane Rockwell and Ken Swain of Troy and Gloria Fleming and Tom Stermer of Elmira; son, David Fleming of Granville Summit; granddaughter, Andrea Swain; grandson, Thomas Swain; stepfather, William Besanceney Sr. of Glendale, MD; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Dudley Gagneaux of Oxford, PA, Jean Greenauer of Greensboro, NC and Alice and Dale Stewart of Towanda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Coty Furman Jr. of Troy, Gale and Hila Furman of Henderson, NY, Donald and Darlene Furman of Amarillo, TX, William and Ann Besanceney Jr. of Glendale, MD and David and Grace Besanceney of Rochester, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fred and Kate Fleming of Millerton, PA, Clifford and Pat Fleming of Granville Summit and Charles and Sandy Fleming of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Kathryn Seeley of Canton; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held March 19 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Douglas Graybill officiating with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)
FURMAN - Mrs. Leonora Ripley, (SRGP 20910) 73, of Sylvania, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 11, 1959. Survived by daughters Mrs. William Phillips of Millerton, Pa.; Mrs. Fred Scott and Mrs. Vernon Lucky both of Sylvania; sons Harold of Pine City and Herbert of Haddonfield, N.J.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Ralph Reed, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
William FURMAN, (biography from Heverly) according to family history, was a native of Holland, born in 1758. "In 1776 he immigrated to America, landing at New York. Soon after, he enlisted in the American army in a New Jersey regiment. While with Washington's army on Long Island, he was detailed as sergeant of a detachment to guard the property of Mr. Hallock, a wealthy Quaker. Hallock had a fine well and a guard was placed around it that it might not be polluted. While Sergeant Furman was on duty here, the Quaker's daughter, Abby, brought him a large gourd that he might dip water from the bucket to drink and fill the canteens. He at once fell in love with the Quaker maid and after his term of enlistment had expired, returned to the island and asked her hand in marriage. The stern old Quaker would not permit his daughter to wed a soldier. They eloped and were married in New York, first lived at Delhi, N.Y., afterwards going to Great Barrington, Mass., where they reared a family of eight children."
In 1813, Mr. Furman removed with his family to Columbia township and was a man of prominence in local affairs, being several years a justice of the peace. He is described as a very handsome man. His death occurred in 1818. Mrs. Furman died, 1840, aged 92 years. "She never saw nor heard from any of her family after her marriage and always mourned for her friends." Both rest in Glenwood cemetery, Troy. Their children and marriages follow:
John married Betsy Bogart and was a prominent citizen of Columbia. They had 15 children; Peter S., Harriet (Mrs. Andrew Gernert), Eliza (Mrs. Uel Porter), Cornelius, James, William, Paul, Sally (Mrs. Barlow Gates), Elinus, Fanny, Juliette (Mrs. Chester Updyke), Charles, Mariette (Mrs. James Kinnear), Betsy Ann (Mrs. Raymond Gernert) and Robert.
Elizabeth married Michael Wolf, was the mother of eleven children, died in Columbia township.
Peter married Diadama Holiday and spent his life farming in Columbia. Their children were Maria, John H., Jane (Mrs. Hiram Mason), Pamphelia (Mrs. Wm. B. Watkins), George, William, Hiram, Eurania (Mrs. Decauter Goodrich), Orrin, Volney, Howard, Alvin, Caroline (Mrs. Alanson Taylor) and Philander.
Polly married William Brace of Springfield.
Martha married John Porter of Columbia.
Sally married William Baker of Troy.
Abigail, named for her mother, died unmarried.