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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, PA

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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by Joyce M. Tice



Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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


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

Glenwood Cemetery Obituaries Table of Contents


MULLEN Wilfred Sobey "Bill"Mullen

89, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Manor Care North in Williamsport, PA. He was born September 9, 1923 to Perry and Gladys (Flewellyn) Mullen in Yorktown Heights, NY. Bill was a young boy during the Depression surrounded by a large family who taught him the value of family, love and hard work. As a young man Bill attended Cornell University and hopped freight cars to see the country. In 1943 he was recruited in New York City to work for Boeing in Seattle, WA, where they manufactured wing sections for the B-29's. Bill had the privelege of working with many of the women who are recognized today as Rosie the Riveters. In 1945 he was drafted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps and deployed to Hyoshi, Japan. In 1949 Bill moved to Pennsylvania and bought a small farm on Armenia Mountain. He brought his bride, Jane, to the mountain and they were blessed with five wonderful children. Over the years Bill worked at the Ingersoll-Rand Foundation in Painted Post, NY, Troy Engine & Machine Co., Canton Township, Bellows Valvair, General Electric foundry in Elmira, and for 16 years worked as a fitter at American Bridge (USS) in Elmira. Bill loved his family deeply and was a devoted husband, father and "Poppy." His love of flowers, gardening and reading will live on in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Margaret Jane; sister Mable Intrteri; brothers Frank Mullen, Ira Mullen, Peter Mullen, Charles Edgar Mullen and Irving Mullen and great-granddaughter Evelyn Bliss Webster. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Ferris) Mullen who resides at Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 13. Also surviving are his children James (& Tania) Mullen of Canton, Mable (& John) Blair of Barbours, PA, Timothy Mullen of State College Susie (& Daryl) Krotzer of Liberty, PA, and Mary (& Curtis) Hamilton of Manheim, PA, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bill is also survived by siblings Esther Pearson, Lillian Mullen, Howard Mullen, Paul Mullen and many nieces and nephews. The family wished to thank the staff at Manor Care North for the wonderful care that Bill received over the years. A private graveside service will be held by his family at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the library of one's choice. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Star Gazette – August 14, 2013


Alma G. (Munsey) 86, of Troy, PA, died peacefully on August 18, 2006 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was the loving wife of the late A. LaRue Knights, who died on February 28, 1999. The couple was married on April 9, 1949 and had 49 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Monday night, August 21, 2006, from 6:00-8:45 p.m., with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 8:45 p.m. and a viewing again from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 22nd. The funeral service will be held after the viewing on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Jack Felt of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, PA. Interment will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. Alma was born on July 10, 1920 in Elmira, NY. She was the daughter of the late Lynn and Laura (Brennan) Munsey. Alma was a homemaker, but more than that she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Troy, was a past Worthy Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #71 in Canton, was a member of the Moose Lodge in Canton, and a member of the Rebekkas. Alma was very active in the 4-H program. Alma loved her family very much. They include her sons, Howard (Cathy) Knights of Warren, PA, and Lynn Knights of Troy, PA; her daughter, Virginia (Robert) Jordan of Elmira, NY; her grandchildren, Tammi Cersoli, Angel and Michelle Knights, Gary and Ryan Jordan; and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Beverly Knights; and several nieces and nephews. Alma is not only preceded in death by her husband, LaRue; and her parents; but also her sisters, Ruth Munsey and Jean Pepper; a brother, Robert Munsey; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Knights. Contributions may be made to Bradford County 4-H, c/o Bradford County Extension Office, 401 South 4th Street, Towanda, PA 18848.

MUNRO Josephine L. Greenough, 96, formerly of the Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home, Troy, Pa., died
Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Josephine was born March 13, 1914, in Sylvania, Pa., the daughter of the late Ira T. and Margaret WILSON Monro.  She was formerly employed by the Eureka Paper Magic Company and the Woven Label Company, both in Troy, Pa., and by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. Josephine was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church for more than 55 years and was a life member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 48 Auxiliary, the Troy Rebekah Lodge and the Monro Clan of Scotland. Josephine enjoyed compiling scrapbooks and genealogy.  She is survived by: her children, Barbara Williams and her husband Lyle of North Rose, N.Y., Margaret "Peggy" Seeley and her husband Clyde of Windfall, Pa., Joan Ostrander and her husband Harold "Sonny" of Canton, Pa., Jacque Joralemon of Sebring, Fla., and Stella Marie Sandacan and her husband Raymond of Rio Rancho, N.M.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; step-son David Greenough and his wife Joan of Venice, Fla.; step-daughter Karen Leby and her husband Bill of Wetona, Pa.; and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by: her husbands, Harold Richard Hoose, E. Wayne Benson and Lynn Greenough; her sister, Stella Fields Watkins; and brother John Monro.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010 at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Zuber, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Friday at the church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church, P.O. Box 21, Troy, PA 16947, in Josephine L. Greenough's memory.  Service arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  May 01, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

George B. MURRAY, 78, Towanda RR 5 PA died Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born July 5, 1924 in Johnson City, NY, he was a son of the late George Francis Murray and Catherine Peterson Murray.  He graduated from Binghamton schools and served in the US Navy.  He was employed by IBM for 30 years until his retirement.  Active in community and civic affairs, George was instrumental in the organization of the Wysox and Rome, PA police departments; he served as Bradford County Detective for 11 years until his retirement from law enforcement.  He formerly owned and operated Sol Spitulnik Fire Equipment in Towanda for 10 years; he served as an active school board member in both Towanda and Northeast Bradford school districts.  He was a member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Pennsylvania state and County Detectives Association and was a former member of the Vigilante.  Surviving are Dorothy Warner Murray, at home; children, George R. Murray of Towanda, PA, Peter X and Stacey Murray of Towanda, PA and Teresa A. Murray of Homets Ferry, PA; stepdaughter, Gail Williams and her husband Irvin Williams of York, PA; six grandchildren, a brother and sister in-law, Chester and Marie Murray of Binghamton, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated November 16 at Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ronald Hughes officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy PA.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the George B. Murray Scholarship Fund which will be established with both the Towanda area or the Northeast Bradford school districts in care of Debbie Kithcart, Citizens & Northern Bank, Route 6, PO Box 8, Wysox, PA 18854 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in his memory.

MURRAY, George L- For many years a prominent farmer of Columbia Cross Rds, died at his home Friday, Sept 27,1946, after several years of failing health. He was a man of good judgment and leaves a host of warm friends in the community where he had so many happy years. Mr. Murray was born March 24, 1883 in Columbia Township. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow Anna G Murray; a son, Courtney; a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Stockholm; four grandchildren, one brother, Frank and one sister, Mrs. Hosea Wolfe. His funeral was held from his home. Rev. Arthur Morey officiated with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

NASH –DORIS NASH DUNN, 64, died October 30, 1987 at Durham Community Hospital, Durham, NC after and extended illness.  She was born August 27, 1923 in Troy, PA, the daughter of  Roy and Bernice Sweeny Nash.  She was a 1940 graduate of Troy High School and Temple University and Duke University Hospital’s School of Nursing.  She was a member of the Brooks-Flick Unit #49 of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary.  She was a member of the Episcopalian faith.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. John and Christine Dunn of Corvallis, OR, A. W. and Lannie Dunn III of New Orleans, LA; her parents, Roy and Bernice Nash of Troy; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Shepard of Freeville, NY.  Funeral arrangements will be at the convenience of the family with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy and under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy American Legion Auxiliary in care of Bernice Nash, Prospect Street, Troy, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

EDNA W. NASH  (SRGP 11056)
 Edna W. Nash, age 71, of Troy, died Friday, Nov. 30, 1973 at Troy Community Hospital. Funeral and committal services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Sunday at 3 pm. Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Armenia Baptist Church Building Fund. She is survived by a brother, Roy Nash of Troy, Pa.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Esther Nash of Mainesburg, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She attended the Troy Church of Christ. She was a member of Troy American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 49, Troy Council of Churches, former member of Troy Chamber of Commerce and former owner of the Troy Penny Saver where she was employed at the time of her death.

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NASH –JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ NASH BROWN, (SRGP 11051) 83, Mansfield, PA died April 3, 1998 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro after a brief illness.  She was born September 11, 1914 in Troy, PA, the only daughter of Seward and Ada Belle (Covert) Nash.  She was an avid gardener and was very active in the Bakerburg Community Church.  She and her late husband were founding members of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga County.  She is survived by her children, Rev. Badon and Sharon Brown of Medford, NJ and Sheila and Dick Crittenden of Mansfield, PA; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Warren (Velma) Nash; nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Hamilton W. Brown, in 1983.  Funeral services were held April 5 at the Gary Wilston funeral Home in Mansfield with the Revs. Ken Marple, Badon Brown and James Ellis officiating with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, troy.  –Troy Gazette-Register.


ROY W. NASH ( SRGP 11055)
 Roy W. Nash, 97, of Troy, died Thursday, April 26, 1990 at Bradford County Manor. Born Dec 3, 1892, in Mainesburg, PA, he was the son of Charles and Maud Bullard Nash. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sylvania; a veteran of WW I; member of Troy American Legion Post for 70 years, Brooks-Flick Post 49, where he was past comander; member of Forty-and-Eight, Post 549, Towanda; member of the board of directors of Alpron Park Association, and a devoted worker for the Troy Fair Association; president of Armenia Baptists Association for many years; associated with Boy Scouts of America for many years and was a former scout leader; associated with Nash Bros. Meat Market on West Main St., Troy, and later operated the Red and White Store with his wife Bernice. During WWII he was a night watchman at the Troy Engine Machine Company and, in later years, was a self-employed carpenter.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Sweeny Nash; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Shepard of Freeville, NY; four grandchildren: Drew Shepard, Douglas Shepard, John Dunn and Dolf Dunn; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Doris Marjory Dunn in 1988. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy American Legion Post 49, Troy Fire Department or the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 1990)

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WARREN D. NASH  (SRGP 03158) Warren D. Nash, 78, of Mainesburg died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at home.  Born Aug. 17, 1922, in Troy, he was the son of Seward and Ada Covert Nash.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter  Preceding him in death were his wife of 57 years, the former Velma Benson, in  December 2000; and one sister, Josephine Brown.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Eldon and Lorraine Nash of  Mainesburg and Garth and Bonnie Nash of Troy; and one grandson.   Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.   Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the Rev. Badon Brown officiating.

NELSON - ADELLA A. GARMAN died at the Ellis Hospital in Schenectady Thursday (Oct. 26, 1933) at 5:45 a.m.  The body will be removed to Troy, Pa., Monday afternoon and will repose at the home of Michael McGlenn.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with services in the St. John Church.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Troy with the Rev. Father O’Neil officiating.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/1933


NELSEN Neil “Palmer” Nelsen

Neil “Palmer” Nelsen died on Monday, April 18, at the Elderwood Skilled Nursing Facility in Waverly. Palmer was married to Mildred White Nelsen who preceded him in death on June 27, 2009.  Palmer was born in Mason City, Iowa on August 20, 1916 to Niels Christian Nielsen and Kristine Kvia Nielsen, immigrants from Denmark and Norway respectively.  As a result of Kristine’s passing in the 1918 flu epidemic Palmer and his younger sister Margaret were raised by a couple retained by their father to care for them.  A family emergency required their father to return to Denmark in 1926 where he stayed and remarried. Palmer and Margaret remained in Ft. Wayne Indiana in the care of Jerry and Maud Christleib until they graduated from High School when they, too, went to Denmark. Palmer remained in Denmark for 3 years.   Palmer returned to the US in 1939,and found employment in Philadelphia as a metal heat-treater. While working, he also studied at Temple University, where he later received his degree. It was in Philadelphia where he met Mildred and they married on Thanksgiving Day in 1943.  They were married for 65 years.  In 1950 Palmer and Mildred bought Hideaway Farm near Lowman where they lived until 1990 when they retired and moved to Waverly.  They enjoyed many years of retirement during which Palmer and Mildred participated in a modern western square dancing club, a senior bowling league, and couples Bible study. They also enjoyed trips to Florida, as well as several visits to family living in Denmark.  Palmer is survived by 3 children, Neil Jr. (Kathleen) of Canton PA, Sandra (Robert) Williams of Vestal NY, and Ronald (Diane) of Hideaway Farm. Also surviving are 3 sisters, Margaret Danielsen, of Fjerrislev, Denmark, Gerda Shultz, of Brovst Denmark, Helga Domino, of Aarhus Denmark, and one brother, Kirstein Nielsen in Brovst Denmark.  There are, in addition, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  ….The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the caring staff at Elderwood Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities.      Palmer was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church for many years.  A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the church on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ann Canfield officiating. Visitation will take place at the church from 10:30 until the start of the service. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly. Arrangements are through the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St. in Waverly, NY.  The family will provide flowers in Palmer’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – April 21, 2011


NEWBERRY Bradner F-58, of Fassett, formerly of Wolcott, NY died Sunday morning August 3,  (1947) He had been an employee of the Pennsylvania RR for many years. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. William Mercereau of Newark, NJ; a brother-in-law, Earl Brown of Columbia Cross Rds; four nieces and three nephews. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Wolcott, NY with burial at the Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Zogg officiating.

NEWELL - Mrs. Amy E. Gustin, widow of Joseph O. Gustin, a well know former resident of Troy, died suddenly last Thursday at her home with her sister, Mrs. R. H. Smiley in Sayre. She was in perfect health at 11:30 when stricken with acute indigestion and died within a half hour. Mrs. Gustin was a lady of rare worth being endeared to a large circle of friends to whom her sudden death is a crushing affliction. The remains were brought to Troy on Monday and a short prayer service was held at the John Gustin home on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Gustin was much interested in the improvement of Glenwood Cemetery and it so happened that her remains were the first to be taken to Troy’s beautiful burying ground over the new bridge. TGR 1914

NEWELL, Carolyn - Troy Gazette Register, 9 March 1945
Mrs. Lyon dies On Eve of Birthday. Mrs. Rosanna Lyon, who would have been 93 years old last Tuesday, died at 5:30 P.M. Monday, March 5, 1945, in the home of her daughter, Carolyn Lyon Greenough, 440 High Street. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Armenia. Besides Mrs. Greenough, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Lyon is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Belle Lyon Kinch, Troy; and three sons, Layton R., Troy; Harry L., Columbia Cross Roads; and Mason L., Elmira. There are ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 this Friday afternoon in the Soper Funeral Home, with Rev. Arthur E. Morey officiating. Burial in Glenwood cemetery.

Daniel C. Newell was found dead from an overdose of aconite in his room at the E. L. Lewis home at 6:30 yesterday morning.  He lay on a couch apparently asleep, fully dressed except for his shoes.  On a table some feet away he left a note saying he was going home, bidding his friends goodbye, directing that his children be notified and requesting that his funeral be conducted by the Rev. E. P. Morse. Mr. Newell was a veteran of the civil war and 75 years old.  For a long time he had conducted a furniture repair and picture framing shop on West Main St.  Since the death of his wife a year ago he had roomed with E. L. Lewis and family.  He had been in low spirits for some weeks and had talked of entering a soldier’s home.  He was shaved and had his hair and whiskers trimmed Tuesday afternoon at the Wood shop with such unusual care that the barber remarked upon it. He was asked if he was going away, but did not reply.  On his way home from business he bought a drinking glass.  The door, usually left ajar between his bedroom and the sitting room, was closed yesterday morning when Leon Lewis went to call him and found him dead.  On account of the illness of his father, Leon Lewis slept on a cot in the room next to Mr. Newell.  He recalls having heard him stirring some thing in a cup or glass between 9 and 10 o’clock.  Miss Mary Lewis in the room above heard him about the same time.  No other sounds were heard from his room.  Presumably this was when he took the aconite as when found he had been dead six or seven hours.  Dr. P. S. Carpenter was called and Justice of the Peace C. L. Dewey viewed the remains as acting coroner.  None of the circumstances seemed to call for an inquest.  After a conference with District Attorney Fanning it was decided to hold none.  The body will remain at the Lewis home until the funeral.  Mr. Newell leaves a son, Fred W. Newell in Washington, and a daughter Mrs. Grace Patterson, in Elmira.  The former did not receive word of his father’s death in time to reach here last night.  He probably came on the early train this morning.  Mr. Newell had kept on his table for weeks the names and addrresses of his children for use in the case anything happened to him.  It was on this sheet of paper that the note was written which is above referred to. TGR 1916

NEWELL - Reporter Journal, 20 January 1916
Daniel C. Newell, aged 75, was found dead in his room yesterday morning at the home of E. L. Lewis on Paine Street in Troy, where he had boarded since the death of his wife in February 1915. Mr. Newell was called to breakfast at 6:45 o'clock, and when he did not respond, an investigation was made and he was found dead. The bed was not disturbed, and it was thought that Mr. Newell went to his room to retire and died before he had removed his clothing. He was born in Cumberland, Md., and went to Troy in 1858. He served during the Civil War and at its close returned to Troy and became a furniture finisher for E. J. Oliver & Son. In 1896 he went into business for himself as a cabinet maker and restorer of antique furniture. He was a member of Gustin Post G.A.R. Mr. Newell was a man of strict integrity and firm views. The last paper to which he affixed his signature was a liquor license remonstrance which he signed Thursday night. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E. H. Patterson of Elmira; one son Fred Newell of Washington; three brothers John Newell of Cumberland, Henry L. Newell of Elmira, Albert Newell of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Williamson [sic] and Mrs. Julia Rice, both of Cumberland, and four grandchildren.

Seldom has the death of a young business man brought more universal sadness to Troy than that of Robert c. Newell, in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, Tuesday morning, June 30th. Stricken with acute appendicitis, he was taken to the hospital Thursday June 18 and submitted to an operation immediately but the appendix had ruptured and, although he was given several blood transfusions, he failed gradually until the end came. The son of frank Newell and the late Mrs. M. Jennie Newell, he was born in Troy Township and spent his entire life here. He attended local schools and, for several years, had made an increasingly large circle of friends through his connection with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. “Bob” as he was affectionately known to his friends, was 40 years old last September. He was a member of several local organizations and his death is a great loss to the community. He is survived by Mrs. Newell, two stepchildren, Miss Virginia Stanton and Oliver Stanton, Troy, his father, Frank Newell, a brother, Lawrence Newell, and a sister, Mrs. O. W. Rockwell, all of Troy Township. The funeral will be held from his late home at two this Thursday afternoon. Rev. M. White officiating and burial will be in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)

Bradford Star, 8 October 1908
Soldiers Column, Mustered Out. William F. NEWELL, died Sept. 26, 1908, at home of daughter, Mrs. Clarence Smith of Snedekers, age 70 years. In 1862 he enlisted from Armenia in Company D 132nd PV and served his enlistment of 9 months. He subsequently re-enlisted in the 50th NY Engineers, serving until the close of the war. Three daughters survive him. Interment was made in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

NEWLAND - Sayles, Grace Newland-who died at her home on Elmira Street at an early hour last Saturday morning, was born in Troy, March 23, 1860. The house in which she was born, and where she had made her home all her life. Miss Sayles was a daughter of Charles S and Carolina Crouch Sayles. She was the youngest of five children of whom three died in early childhood. One sister, Mary, lived to young womanhood, dying at the age of 23 years. Since the death of her father in 1904 Miss Sayles has been the only surviving member of the family, her mother having died some years earlier. She was especially interested it the establishment of the Troy Public Library, and gave much assistance in its organization and development while she was still engaged in teaching. Her last public service, after the condition of her health made further work in the school room impossible, was rendered during the past year as librarian of the library and clerk of the school board. Mrs. Mary E Morely and Mrs. Anna E Leonard, sisters of Miss Sayles mother, are her nearest relatives. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Leonard on Monday afternoon. The schools were closed and the teachers and pupils of the High School marched to the house in a body. The services were conducted by the Rev E P Morse. A solo “Now the Laborer’s Task is O’er” was sung by Mrs. F L Ballard. The bearers were Prof. W R Croman, Principal of the High School, W S Montgomery, President of the Board of Education, and Messrs. W W Beaman, D F Pomeroy, W H Parsons, and H J Pierce. The remains were placed in the Pomeroy and Mitchell vault, pending arrangements for burial in the family lot in Glenwood cemetery.

NICE –MARY E. MAY, age 89, of Bucks Creek Road, Gillett, Pa. entered God's heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at home following an extended illness. Mary was born Aug. 16, 1924 in Troy Pa., daughter of the late Harry F. and Sarah (Corey) Nice. She was a graduate of Colorado Springs High School and completed her nursing degree in Florida. She and her late husband Meredith May celebrated 33 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1976. Mary worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, Troy Fine Arts and Craft Club, the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club and the Rebecca's. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a noted artist. Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sara Jean and David Geiger of Gillett, Pa., Pamela and Grant Geiger of Omaha, Neb.; son, William May of Gillett, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Meredith and Dawn May of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many lifelong friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents; husband, Meredith in 1976; and her daughter, Carolyn Friedrich in 1989. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett Pa. Mary's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rob Wuethrich officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorials in Mary's memory may be made to a charity of her choice or to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 5/1/2014

NINNINGER - Rockwell, Caroline- (SRGP 82007) widow of Victor Rockwell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bayard Bradford, Sunday morning at 8 o’clock. She was 76 years old. She is survived by the following two other daughters, Mrs. Adelle Vroman, of Troy, and Mrs. H V Sawyer of Liberty; two brothers, Wilmer Ninninger, Canton, and Daniel Ninninger, New York State; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Kraft, Allentown, and Mrs. John VanMeter, Akron, Ohio. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Church of Christ in troy. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery at Troy with Rev O D Young officiating.


NOBLE Marilyn Jones

a native and nearly a lifelong resident of Wells Township, Bradford County, Pa., died in the morning of Oct. 23, 2013, at age 86 years, 8 months, and 28 days. Devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother and a gracious and caring friend to many, Marilyn Laurene Noble was born Jan. 25, 1927 at home on the Coryland Road in central Wells Township, Bradford County, Pa., on the farm where her parents resided, the fifth of seven children and the first daughter born to Glenn Corey Noble and Berdena Mae Kilgore. The snow was so deep and over the top of many fences that roads were impassable with automobiles and it was a few days before Doctor Kingsley arrived on a horse drawn sleigh from Gillett to check on mother and daughter. Marilyn was the fifth generation of the Noble family on the farm where her great-great-grandparents Alonzo Crosby Noble and Aurelia Landers settled in 1833. The house in which she was born on the Noble farm was demolished in 2010. Her family moved to the adjacent house on the property that had been built about 1845 when she was a small child after the death of her grandfather Alonzo Pellet Noble and where she was raised. Her parents held her back for a year before she started school so that she and her brother Calvin, who was 13 months younger, could walk to school together. However, Victor and Beatrice Warner came along and drove Marilyn and Calvin to school in their automobile along with their own children. Marilyn attended Wells graded school, a two-story wooden building, situated at the corner of Coryland Road and Roaring Run Road. Recess sometimes involved a trip for candy to the store of Dan Strong, situated a short distance away on present Garrison Road or in winter sleighing down the hill behind the school. Her teacher, Verle Eighmey, allowed her to take a test in seventh grade that she passed to skip the eighth grade and begin her freshmen year at Troy High School. In the summer of 1940, she traveled to Detroit, with her beloved aunt Mae McClure Noble, a teacher in Barnesboro, Pa., who visited each summer and whom Marilyn thought highly of, where they visited her aunt Mildred Noble Murray. Marilyn graduated in 1944 from Troy High School, treasurer of her class. A love of learning, full of vigor and enthusiasm, pervaded her entire life. Her first job, during World War II, in the summer of 1944 after graduation, was at Andover Motors in Elmira as a stenographer. That same year, in the fall, she became a bookkeeper for American LaFrance in Elmira. She then became a bookkeeper for Hygeia Refrigeration Company in Elmira. During that time she married Dec. 12, 1948 the love of her life, John Jones Jr. They began matrimonial life living with his parents on their farm in the Seeley Creek Valley of Wells Township between the New York — Pennsylvania state line and Mosherville, residing with them for three years before moving to a two-family home on a neighboring farm owned by his brother Roy Jones and in which his brother Raymond Jones and wife Julia also resided. Marilyn had an early passion for art and painting and often visited Arts Torp, the studio residence of Lars Hoftrup (Julius Lars Larson) near Pine City. He came to the family farm and painted the barn. Marilyn left Hygeia Refrigeration after five years for the arrival of their first son. Beginning in 1956, Marilyn and John built with their own hands, and hard work, a one-story ranch style home on the farm of his parents. Marilyn made a wonderful home for her husband and children. She daily assisted her husband on their successful farm that consisted of a herd of about 65 Jersey cattle. Feeding animals, washing milking equipment, and helping to get hay in the barn was part of her daily life. After their second son was born, she became an employee of the Avon Company in 1960, which allowed her to work her own hours, be close to her family, and continue to assist her husband daily on the farm. That choice made her family the beneficiaries of all that is good of having "Mom" there when called upon. Marilyn invested much time into their comfortable home, enjoyed gardening and flowers, and attended her children's activities. The antique cupboard, one of three pieces of furniture that arrived with her Noble ancestors on an ox cart in 1833 was full of her canned vegetables, fruits, and pickles. She believed in three family sit-down meals a day and that breakfast was an important part of the beginning of a healthy day. She was the essence of "Mom." John and Marilyn believed in their son's further education and to meet that need, in 1969, Marilyn and John, built and operated a car wash, situated on the family farm on Route 328. She remained with the Avon Company for nineteen years, retiring in 1979. They retired from dairy farming in 1982. Always with a devoted and bright outlook and appreciation for life, Marilyn and John lived a busy life involved with their family. After retiring they traveled some, especially to Florida to visit her brother Calvin and family and to California to visit her brother Lonnie and family. An accomplished painter in various venues, which graces the homes of many relatives and friends, she took various classes to perfect her own style and creations. She painted on wood and toll ware and eventually turned her full attention to painting on china. She was an original charter member of the former Chemung Valley China Painters, past member of the New York State Federation of China Painters, and past member of the worldwide Organization of China Painters. She maintained and operated her own kiln in her home for the many pieces of hand painted china she created. Her expertise was painting flowers and fruits and especially roses. Many people brought antique lamps to her with the globe missing for her to paint and match to the painted base. She had a strong and compassionate heart as evidenced by the love she had for her family, friends and community. Her many talents, love, and friendship will be missed by those lives she touched. On March 6, 2012 at age 85 she fractured a hip outside a store in Elmira and after surgery entered rehabilitation. She was predeceased by her husband on March 17, 2012 at age 88 years, 6 months, and 15 days and they had celebrated 63 years, 3 months, and 5 days of happily married life together; her father at age 74; her mother at age 85; brothers Austin Ellsworth Noble at age 84, Rexford Eugene Noble at age 7 when he fell through a hay chute in the barn, LaVere Wesley Noble at age 77, Enoch Alonzo Noble at age 87, Calvin Corey Noble at age 81, and twin grandsons Joel Kurt Jones in 1974 and Jon Christopher Jones in 1991.She is survived by her son John Keavin Jones and wife Susan Marie White of Wells Township, son Jan Kelsey Jones of Pine City; grandson Kory Jayson Jones and Kristen Zepp of Wells Township; sister Rosalie Esther Noble and husband Richard Kingsley of Springfield Township, Bradford County. Arrangements are by Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Elmira. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and services will be private and at the convenience of the immediate family. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa., beside her beloved husband. In lieu of flowers, her desire was that those wishing make donations to two important community organizations, the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA 18848 or the Millerton Fire Department, 16 North Road, Millerton, PA 16936.  Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 2013


NORTHRUP –GLADYS L. VANVIELT, age 89, of Troy, Pa., died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born July 2, 1910, in Phelps, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lester L. and Florence (Ostrander) Northrup.  Gladys was a graduate of Troy High School.  She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy and a 65-year member of the Troy Grange No. 182.  Gladys was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Troy Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame.  She enjoyed traveling and crocheting.  Gladys is survived by her son, Homer R. and Marjorie Lyon of Troy, Pa.; daughter, Shirley L. and Duane Brown of Brooksville, Fla.; stepdaughter,  Charlotte and Larry Steadman of Spencerport, N.Y.; grandchildren, Barbara and Jack Andrus of Troy, Pa., Stephen and Teresa Lyon of Troy,  Pa, Lorna and Peg Wilson of Hamilton, N.Y., Linda and Joseph Cinalli of Pennsauken, N.J., Amy and Charles Brown of Kendall Park, N.J., Denise and Mark Nelsen of LaRochelle, France, and Douglas and Patricia Brown of Ankeny, Iowa; step-grandson, Keith Steadman of Spencerport, N.Y.; 20 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond Lyon, in 1969; second husband, Lewis VanVliet in 1989; grandson, David Brown; sisters, Geraldine Knight and Madelyn AuClair.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr.  Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Saturday, June 17, 2000, from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard L. Noggle officiating.  Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Redington Ave., Troy, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.

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