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Eugene F. PHILLIPS, (SRGP 79984) aged 73, died at his home at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 1946. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Phillips; four sons, William and Earl, Millerton; Delos, Washington, D. C, and Elmer at home; two daughters Dora Bell and Cora at home; six grandchildren. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.
Dr. John W. PHILLIPS
The death of Dr. J. W. Phillips briefly noted last week, was at West Palm Beach, where with his family he had an apartment for the season near the B. B. Mitchell, also of Troy, and took place while he slept at about 9 last Thursday morning. A picture of bodily vigor, the Doctor’s decline dated from the death of his daughter, Eleanor, two years and a day before his own demise. While he had rallied somewhat in the climate of Florida, the heart trouble persisted which came with his great sorrow. The body was brought to Troy, arriving Sunday morning at the family home where very largely attended funeral services were held at 2 Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating. An endless wealth of floral offerings bespoke the esteem in which the deceased was held by patients and friends. The bearers were Messrs. A. S. Gallatin, G. H. Webb, J. C, Blackwell, F. L. Ballard, O. W. Jaquish and W. H. Parsons. John Wesley Phillips was born at Fairview, this county, July 2, 1874, the eldest of three sons of Julius a. Celinda (Ward) Phillips. His boyhood was divided between his own home and that of an uncle, Dr. D. Cady Smith, in Troy, where he attended the public school. To his professional training at the Baltimore medical college from which he was graduated in 1896, was added study and lectures in Germany in 1913, and attendance on the clinics of the famous Doctors Mayo at Rochester, Minnesota. Since 1901, when he succeeded the late Dr. C. F. Paine, he had been the Pennsylvania railroad physician and surgeon for this area. Dr. Phillips married on Nov. 15, 1905, Miss Laura VanDyne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward VanDyne, who survives him with one daughter, Louise. A brother, Arthur Phillips, of Elmira, also is living. His father died a few months ago. He was a devoted husband and father and had endeared himself to a large medical practice. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a 32d degree Mason, of the Elks and Elmira City Club, of the Shrine of Wilkes-Barre, and of Troy Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. Among the friends in attendance at the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Orcutt, Miss Ethel Orcutt, Hovey Copley, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gates, Thomas Everett, Mrs. Cary, Dr. and Mrs. Wilber, Harrison K. Tubbs, Edward Jones, Fred Swan and Miss Louise Carrier, all of Elmira; George VanBuskirk and Fred VanBuskirk of Horseheads, George VanBuskirk, Charles VanBuskirk and Elmo VanBuskirk, all of Owego; Mrs. E. B. Mi..? of Fall River, Mass., and Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Dann of Canton.
Local News) William H. PHILLIPS, a well known resident of Troy
for many years, died at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday evening, at the Buckbee House in
Elmira, from uremia, aged 72 years. He had been ill at the hotel since Monday.
Mrs. Phillips served three years as a soldier in different regiments during the
Civil War. A brother and a sister survive, Mrs. Mary Porter of Elmira, and
Oliver Phillips of Troy township to whose home the remains were brought
yesterday morning by Undertaker Friends. The funeral will be held at the
Phillips home at 3 o’clock this afternoon, the Rev. Burgan of the Disciple
church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1914
THE REV. J. L. PHOENIX IS AT REST
Expiry at Troy, Pa., of a Clergyman Who Was Widely Known and Greatly Respected in Northern Pennsylvania For Many Years.
Troy, Pa., Feb. 3. – Rev. J. L. Phoenix died at his home in upper Canton street about 1:00 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Phoenix was one of Troy’s best known citizens and was a man universally respected. He was born December 13, 1832, at Pine Creek, now Gaines Township, Pa. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lane Phoenix, being the eldest of ten children, and having three older half brothers. Is grandfather, J. L. Phoenix, settled on Pine Creek in 1812 and Phoenix Creek was named in honor of him. He was married June 13, 1856, to Miss Calfernia C. Crittenden who died October 23, 1894. His early education was obtained in the district school and at Knoxville academy.
Later he studied law at Wellsboro, Pa., and with every prospect of a successful career. But he abandoned all for the ministry and for over fifty years was one of the most logical and successful preachers of the time, voicing his convictions fearlessly, eloquently and convincingly. When in the zenith of his power, he is said to have driven more miles. Made more converts, and married and buried more people than any other minister in the section of the country where he labored. He held many pastorates in the different parts of Pennsylvania and New York, preaching not only in churches, but in school houses and even in tents where other doors were closed to him. Later he served as an evangelist under the Women’s Christian Board of Missions, laboring in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Montana, Washington and California. He organized, or was the means of organizing a number of churches and these stand as his monuments to-day from Pennsylvania to California. The compensation for his work was usually meager, one of his earliest pastorates being assumed on condition that as his pay a chapter from the Scriptures should be read in each family every day.
In 1896 he married Miss Maggie Slenker, of Lock Haven, Pa., who was a true helpmate to him in his declining years and who survives him, together with three children by his first marriage, Lydia Ellen Phoenix, of Oswego, N. Y., Mrs. Rose Phoenix Claggett, of Long Branch, Cal., and John Lane Phoenix, of Brooklyn. Two other children of the same marriage, Mrs. Lenora Calfernia Phoenix Van Horn, and an infant son having preceded him to the better land. The last years of his life were spent at this home in Troy, Pa., because of great invalidism due to excessive work, but he never ceased to be a worker for the Master, longing, even a short time before his death, to organize still one more church before he crossed the great divide. At the last he longed and prayed for release from suffering and when it came he met his Savior with a smile. Of no man can it more truly be said that he freely gave his life for what he believed to be the truth.
[Undated. According to paper clippings he was still active in 1904. He was the pastor of the Church of Christ at Canton, PA, 1873-1875 – DFS] Glenwood Burial list on site indicates 1926 death.
PIERCE – ANNA P. FRENCH, 105, of the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Troy, died May 15, 1997 at the Green Home. She was born October 21, 1891 in Springfield Twp. Bradford County, PA, the daughter of George and Dorcas (Phillips) Pierce. She was a graduate of Troy High School and the Robert Packer School of Nursing. She was an active volunteer RN for the American Red Cross Blood program. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy a member of the Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233 for over 50 years and the Troy Senior Citizens. She is survived by a son, Francis French, of Erie, PA; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold French in 1979; daughter, Pauline James in 1995; sisters, Cora Pierce in 1995 and Jenny Gage in 1991; a brother, Israel Pierce in 1989. Memorial services are slated to be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy on Saturday, June 14 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Dr. Brian Hislop will officiate. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
PIERCE - Carl L. Pierce, [SRGP 46846] age 82, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at Troy Community Hospital. Carl was born May 19, 1927 in Springfield Township, Pa., son of the late Harry and Hulda (SQUIRES) Pierce. Carl was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1945. He was married to the former Ruth Berry on March 23, 1946. Carl was a retired dairy farmer and also operated his own farm equipment dealership for many years. He drove one of the first bulk milk tankers in Bradford County collecting milk from the local farmers. Carl attended the Wetona Big Pond Methodist Church and was a member of the Mt. Laurel Camping Club. In his spare time he loved to travel, read and attend antique tractor shows. Carl was a gentle man that will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Survivors include his loving wife Ruth, of Columbia Cross Roads; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Elizabeth Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads; two granddaughters, Vanessa Pierce and her husband Thomas Cox of Ulster, Pa., Tricia Pierce and her companion Richard Fusare of Springfield, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Kasey Fusare and Sabrina Fusare. Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, Pa. Carl's funeral and committal service will be held the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Richard Noggle officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorials are directed to the Wetona Methodist Church Building Fund, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947 or to the American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041. 25 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
CHARLES W. PIERCE, 63, of Columbia Cross Roads DR1 died Saturday, November 12, 1983 at home. He was born in Springfield Township, Bradford County on August 30, 1920 a son of W. Israel and Edith Squires Pierce. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and a member of the Sylvania Lions Club. Mr. Pierce was a retired foreman from the Trayer Products of Elmira, N.Y. and also a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Louise Ameigh Pierce; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Bonnie Pierce of Roseville, Pa., Jim and Nancy Pierce of Kansas City, Mo., Phil and Carolyn Pierce of Camp Hill, Pa.; father, W. Israel Pierce of Gillett, Pa.; stepmother, Sadie Pierce of Wellsboro, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Lindley (Jeanette) Stone of DeBary, Fla., three grandsons and one granddaughter. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral home, Troy on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review
Clara PIERCE, four and a half years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pierce, died suddenly Saturday evening from acute indigestion at their home near the VanDyne tannery. She lived but a few moments after the attack which is believed to have been brought on by eating raw chestnuts. The funeral was at the home on Monday and interment was in Glenwood. TGR 1914
PIERCE ELSIE PERRY
Age 64, of Curran Road, Town of Big Flats, Friday, Dec. 28, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Funeral service there Wednesday at 11 am, the Rev. Owen Barrett, Glenwood Cemetery. Survived by husband, Coley; daughters, Mrs. Florence Fedwick of Elmira; Mrs. Charles Bristol of Grandville Summitt, Pa.; eight sons, Raymond of Elmira, Charles and Fayette, both of Troy, Pa., Edward of Alba, Pa., Bernard, Oliver and Thomas, all of Elmira; Sheldon of Horseheads; 41 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Note: No calling hours Tues.
PIERCE Frederick A. A long time resident of Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City died peacefully in his home with his loving family by his side on Friday evening, March 3, 2006 at the age of 81. Surviving is Fred's wife and companion of 63 years, Ethel Wright Pierce; along with their two children, Fay "Sue" & Douglas Palmer, Alabama; and Robert "Mack"& Ingrid Pierce, Germany; two cherished grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren Palmer. Fred was predeceased by his mother, Winona Fay Pierce. Fred was a WWII Army Veteran and was very active in the VFW Post # 8675, Troy, PA as well as the American Legion Harry Bentley Post # 443, Elmira, NY. He was also active in the Genealogy Society of Troy, PA. He found enjoyment in traveling, gardening, and was passionate for his love of antiques, refinishing and woodworking. Fred will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and a memorial service will be held at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church at a later date to be announced, in the summertime, with his pastor, the Reverend William Vallet officiating. After which his ashes will be interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA with full military honors accorded Mr. Pierce. Memorials may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY 14871 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in Fred's memory. Services under the direction of Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens. Southport, NY.
PIERCE Frederick A. A long time resident of Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, died peacefully in his home with his loving family by his side on Friday evening, March 3, 2006, at the age of 81. Surviving is Fred's wife and companion of 63 years, Ethel Wright Pierce; along with their two children, Fay "Sue" and Douglas Palmer, Alabama, and Robert "Mack" and Ingrid Pierce, Germany; two cherished grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren Palmer; sisters-in-law, Jane Alexander, Catherine Wright and Frances (Donald) Shaffer; brothers-in-law, Walter (Polly) Wright, Donald (Betty) Wright, and Albert Wright. Fred was predeceased by his mother, Winona Fay Pierce; brothers-in-law, Laverne Alexander, Chauncey Wright and Richard (Georgiana) Wright. Fred was a WWII Army Veteran and was very active in the VFW Post # 8675, Troy, PA as well as the American Legion Harry Bentley Post # 443, Elmira, NY. He was also active in the Genealogy Society of Troy, PA. He found enjoyment in traveling, gardening, and was passionate for his love of antiques, refinishing and woodworking. Fred will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and a memorial service will be held at the Pennsylvania Avenue, United Methodist Church, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2006, with his pastor, the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Pierce at the church following the service. His ashes will be interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA, later that afternoon. Memorials may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue, United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, in Fred's memory.
PIERCE Herman Judson
Death of H. J. Pierce Saddens Troy - Was Prominent Business Man and Fine Citizen
Herman Judson Pierce, born in Alba on September 8, 1870, died in his home on High Street, Troy, on Thursday, January 10, 1946, at 4 p.m. Although his health had not been of the best for some time, he had been seriously ill only four weeks. He suffered a stroke on Sunday, December 23, 1945. Dr. Pierce was the only son of the late Franklin G. and Harriet Garrison Pierce and came to Troy with them in early boyhood. He was graduated from Troy High School in 1888 and from the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy. In 1897, he formed a partnership with H. C. Carpenter under the firm name of Carpenter & Pierce. At that time, they were located in the rooms now occupied by Shook’s Barber Shop and the Band Box Theatre. The firm prospered from the first and, in 1901, moved into the spacious quarters now in use. In the early days of the automobile, Carpenter & Pierce became agents for a nationally known car, occupying the present quarters of the Red & White store. In 1924, the attractive sales room and repair shop on West Main Street were built. Dr. Pierce was a member of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F. & A. M., for 30 years and Troy Royal Arch Chapter, No. 261, for 26 years. He was a Trustee of the Oak Hill Cemetery Association, affiliated with the Baptist church, a member of the Troy Business Men’s Club, Troy Rod and Gun Club and other minor organizations. Since early manhood, he was interested in the various band and orchestras that have given music to Troy, playing the drums and giving freely of his courage and enthusiasm to young musicians. The Carpenter & Pierce store was more that a business to Dr. Pierce. There he met his friends, there many of his quiet philanthropies started. He was one of Troy’s outstanding citizens. His death is very real loss to the community. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Cora Robinson, one son, Col. J. R. Pierce, Pentagon Bldg., Washington, D. C., three grandchildren. The funeral was held from his late home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. Herbert T. Punchard and Rev. S. D. Regester officiating, with burial in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
W. ISRAEL PIERCE, 95, of Troy, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 1989 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born July 23, 1893 in Smithfield Township, the son of George and Dorcas Phillips Pierce. He was a retired farmer in Springfield Township and a former member of the Wetona Grange and member of First Baptist Church of Troy. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Lindley Stone of DeBary, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Louise Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters: Cora Pierce of Newtown Towers in Elmira, Jenny Gage of Montour Falls, N.Y. and Anna French of Oldroyds Retirement Home in Gillett; six grandsons; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years. Edith Squires Pierce, in 1963 and his second wife of 22 years, Sadie Inman Pierce, in 1986; and a son, Charles W. Pierce, in 1983. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
Annie POMEROY Holcombe (SRGP 77181)
Wife of the late George O. Holcombe died in her home, The Elms, West Main Street, at 2 p.m., Friday, October 25, 1940, after a short illness. She was apparently recovering when the end came suddenly. Mrs. Holcombe was born in Troy on October 16, 1858, daughter of the late Eleazer and Rhoda Leonard Pomeroy. On December 19, 1878, she was married to Mr. Holcombe. Two sons were born to them, Harry P., who died in young manhood, and Herbert Dwight, Troy.
Mrs. Holcombe was exceptionally well read and possessed one of the finest libraries in this section. She was an authority on the growing of flowers and shrubs and leaves a living memorial in the magnificent gardens of the Elms. Through gifts of flowers, decoration of the First Presbyterian Church for the regular services and special events, she shared her garden with her friends. She took a leading part in the Civic League and the Progress club while these organizations were active and devoted much time to the various Presbyterian societies. Her many philanthropies were quietly accomplished. Her loss to Troy is great. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday from her late home, Rev. E. P. Morse, Elmira, Pastor Emeritus, and Rev. Philip Wolcott Furst, of the First Presbyterian church officiating, and burial was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
The following memorial to Mrs. Holcombe was read at the Sunday morning service of the First Presbyterian Church: In the death of Mrs. Annie Pomeroy Holcombe, the church has suffered the loss of one whose life has been given in unstinted devotion to her Lord in service to this church and congregation. Mrs. Holcombe has been a member of this church since childhood. Her activities in connection with the church work and her continued and faithful service have been of such a helpful nature that the Session of this church desires to make official mention of the value of her service. Besides having been a most generous contributor to the financial aid of this church, she has assumed during most of the years of her membership the exacting responsibility of providing suitable flowers for all of our church services and also suitable decorations upon special occasions. This has required much thought, much planning and a great deal of work and very often extra expense which she, herself, has borne. Her garden has almost wholly been given to the services of the church. At the time of the redecoration of our church parlors, Sunday School rooms and auditorium, Mrs. Holcombe personally contributed the whole cost of the new pillars which were used in the auditorium and the new electric fixtures placed in the parlors. Her love and affection for this church as manifested in her helpful service, has been constant and beneficial to the church as a whole and to each individual member.
In loving memory we wish to offer this memorial on behalf of the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, and to place the same in the official records of this church. Signed: Members of the Session
Note from Don Stanton about Annie POMEROY Holcomb - During the great typhoid epidemic in Troy my family was heavily stricken. Mrs. Holcombe had a beautiful chest of drawers full of linens delivered to my Grandmother. Grandmother always kept this chest in the downstairs bathroom and referred to it as the "Annie P. typhoid dresser." Obviously my Grandparents were greatly appreciative. This dresser is still in my family at my son Tim's.
Augustus A. POMEROY (SRGP 77200)
The death of Augustus A. Pomeroy, an old and prominent resident of Troy, at his on Mackney street on Thursday of last week, was a great shock to his many friends, as he was down town on Monday, apparently as well as usual. After reaching home he was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia and lived until the following Thursday until about six o’clock, p.m. He was the fifth child of Ebenezer and Laura Brewster Pomeroy, and aged about seventy-six years. He was born on the old homestead near Long’s Mills and now occupied by his brother, Chauncey N. Pomeroy. Mr. Pomeroy was descended from a distinguished family, tracing his ancestry back to Eltweed Pomeroy, who came from England to America in 1630 and settled in Northampton, Mass., being therefore one the of the noted Pilgrim Fathers. Mr. Pomeroy has had an eventful life. He was one of those who made a filibustering trip to Cuba and he with two others, were the only ones to escape with their lives. He also belonged to the Construction Corps during our late war, serving faithfully in this important line of service. He has also held offices of trust in the borough, being at the time of his death one of the court attendants, and also collector of taxes. He was married in early life to Miss Anna Lemon of Dushore, by whom he is survived, also by two sons, Paul and Charles of Athens, Pa., one sister, Mrs. William B. Huff, and two brothers, Chauncy N. and C. B. Pomeroy. His funeral was conducted from his late home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. T. A. Hughes of the Baptist church officiating, and assisted by the Rev. Thos. Mitchell. Interment in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1904
The remains of Chauncey POMEROY who died a number of years ago were brought from Atlanta, Georgia, the first of the week for interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Pomeroy was the father of Mrs. E. J. LEE and during the latter’s residence here spent some time in Troy. TGR 1913
POMEROY Daniel F. Pomeroy Sr.
Distinguished Trojan, died in the Troy Community Hospital.. Born here in 1871, for some time he operated an ice cream and confectionery store, and then conducted a drugstore where the theatre now is located. For many years he served as secretary of the Troy School Board, secretary of the Troy Agricultural Society and President of the volunteer fire company. He was the first registered Scoutmaster in the United States. He was director of the First National Bank from 1919 until his death and served two four-year terms as Postmaster of Troy. Troy Gazette Register 1952.
POMEROY -ELEANOR BYREM
Eleanor Pomeroy Byrem, 85, of Troy died Thursday, November 22, 1990 at her home. She was born October 7, 1905 in Troy, the daughter of Daniel Frederick and Nellie Hillis Pomeroy. Mrs. Byrem was a 20-year resident of HoHoKus, NJ before returning to Troy in 1972. While in New Jersey she was an active member of the HoHoKus Community Church, as well as a member of Ridgewood Family Counseling and the Youth Activities Council of HoHoKus. After returning to Troy she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Troy American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Byrem was predeceased by her husband, John A. Byrem and her brother, Daniel Frederick Pomeroy Jr. She is survived by her sisters, Winifred Deemy and Mary Frances Brown, both of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Thomas Daly of HoHoKus, NJ, Elizabeth and Clyde Robbins of Washington, DC; four grandchildren, Tucker Daly of Boston, MA, Megan Daly, a student at Elmira College, Jennifer Robbins of Philadelphia and James Robbins of Kodiak, AK; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held next summer at Mountain Lake with the date to be announced later. Donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy
or to the Community Church of HoHoKus, NJ. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, November 29, 1990)
ELEAZER POMEROY. The Rothschild of Northern Pennsylvania in the Las Sleep at “The Elms.” Eleazer Pomeroy, one of the foremost business men of northern Pennsylvania died at his home, “The Elms,” at Troy, Friday morning. (Aug. 5, 1892) He was in his seventy-fifth year, and although in poor health for two years past, his mind was active, and with a knowledge of certain approaching dissolution, for the past year he has devoted his time to settling up his estate, which was, perhaps, one of the largest individual ones in the Keystone state, and rated at several millions. Mr. Pomeroy’s life was characterized by ceaseless energy and the accumulation of wealth. While he was a business man in all that the term implies, he was a charitable and a modest man. The deeds that redounded to his credit were never known from his lips, and they were many and worthy of praise. He was ripe in financial wisdom and was consulted far and near by eminent lawyers, who sough his opinion regarding investments in real estate. He was the founder of the banking house at Troy and the one at Blossburg that bears his name, and there’s hardly a township in Bradford and Tioga in which he had not invested in real estate. Mr. Pomeroy was born January 2, 1818, at Geneva, Cayuga County, N.Y. He was the second son of Colonel Isaac N. and Anna Kingsbury Pomeroy, who moved from Coventry, Ct., to Troy in the year 1818. From that date until the time of his death he has resided in that borough. He was married October 6, 1843, to Rhoda, daughter of Ezekiel and Huldah Leonard, of Springfield, Pa., who survives him and is an invalid, expected to live but a short time. He leaves one daughter, Annie E., wife of George O. Holcomb, of Troy, who succeeds him in business. He also leaves, two brothers, Horace and Samuel W., and a half-brother, N. M. Pomeroy, of Troy. The funeral will be held at the residence on Monday at 2 p.m. Mr. Pomeroy was related to L. M. Smith, the banker of this city. Buried Glenwood Cemetery.
POMEROY - Mitchell, Ellen Pomeroy—(1913) (SRGP 77149)only child of Samuel W and Malvina Davison Pomeroy. She was born in Troy March 27, 1844. Her early education was obtained here, where she was a student of the old Troy Academy. Later she attended Elmira College and the Lewisburg Seminary, the latter institution being later merged with Bucknell University at Lewisburg, Pa. Her marriage to Captain B B Mitchell occurred May 27, 1865, just at the close of the civil war, and on her wedding journey she visited some of the battlefields still strewn with the wrecks of battle, and marked with vivid reminders of the bloody conflict. Except for short intervals of absence, Mrs. Mitchell’s life was spent in Troy, where her husband was engaged in business and later served in the state senate. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, five daughters and two sons. Two daughters died in infancy. The older son, Samuel Pomeroy Mitchell died at the age of twelve years. One daughter, Nannie Brown Mitchell, the wife of the late E L Teeter, died in March., 1908. Of the three remaining children two reside in Troy. Benjamin Bentley Mitchell, who bears his father’s name, and Mrs. Robert E VanSyckel, wife of R E VanSyckel of the First National Bank. The younger daughter Eloise is the wife of Charles M Knox of Johnston, NY.
POMEROY - McKnight, Mrs. Henrietta Davison Pomeroy- [SRGP 73458] (Fri, Sept 8, 1911) died suddenly at Dr. Craigen’s private hospital in New York, at 2:30 o’clock Thursday morning. Mrs. McKnight was about 35 years old. Her marriage to Frank H McKnight, secretary of the chain of New York Banks including Morgan & Co, which financed the Chinese loan, last Sept 29th was a social event of much importance. She was a daughter of the late George B and Henrietta P Davison. In infancy, at the death of her mother, she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. N M Pomeroy, to whom and her husband her death is a particularly crushing blow. She was a sister of Henry P Davison and Miss Mary Davison of New York. The body will arrive in Troy by special train early Friday morning, accompanied by eighteen relatives and friends from New York. The funeral will be held at the N M Pomeroy home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery-Troy. [Also listed here under Davison]
Life of John W. POMEROY (SRGP 06694)
Mrs. Pomeroy in Very Serious Condition
John W. Pomeroy, prominent Troy township farmer, was fatally injured and Mrs. Pomeroy was very seriously hurt shortly after ten last Sunday morning, March 7, 1943, when the automobile in which they were starting for church collided with an East-bound Greyhound bus in front of the Pomeroy residence. Mr. Pomeroy had just driven the car from their private driveway onto Route 6 when he struck the bus almost head-on. The front end of the car was crushed, the steering wheel broken and twisted. Mrs. Pomeroy suffered a crushed chest, fracture of the clavicle and numerous head injuries. He was taken to the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, where his death occurred at 2:10 Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 1943. Mrs. Pomeroy suffered a fracture of the left leg, a fracture of the right elbow and it is thought that her skull is fractured. She was unconscious when taken to the Robert Packer hospital. She had not recovered consciousness and her condition is extremely critical. The driver of the bus, Oliver Strickland, Nicholson, Penna., stated to Motor Patrolmen that he saw the Pomeroy car emerge from the driveway when he was some 40 or 50 feet away but was unable to avoid the collision. The bus was only slightly damaged and no one on the bus was hurt. Mr. Pomeroy was born on August 8th, 1871, a second son of C. Burton and Jane A. (Welch) Webber Pomeroy. His paternal grandparents were Ebenezer and Laura Brewster Pomeroy, both natives of Tolland County, Conn., who came of Puritan and Pilgrim stock. He was educated in the Troy schools and successfully engaged in farming from young manhood. Mr. Pomeroy married Miss Jessie Robbins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Robbins, Sullivan Township, Tioga County. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and for many years was president of the Board of Trustees. From 1912 to 1925, he was connected with the Troy Agricultural Society as President and at one time was the owner of Alparon Park, where the Troy Fair is held. He was a member of the Board and Treasurer of The Glenwood Cemetery Association. Mr. Pomeroy was highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. Henry Case, Troy, and Mrs. John Morrell, Red Bank, N. J., two grandchildren, John and Alidia Adelle Case, Troy. There is one sister, Mrs. John T. Shaw, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and three brothers, Edwin S. and Fayette B., Troy, and Horace B. Pomeroy, Buffalo, N. Y. The funeral will be held from his home at 2 p.m. this Friday, Rev. P. W. Furst, assisted by Rev. E. P. Morse, Elmira, officiating, with burial in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
Troy Gazette Register – 1914
Mr. N. M. POMEROY Succumbs to Pneumonia
Newton Merrick Pomeroy died at his residence in Troy, Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was at his office Friday morning, but returned to the house before noon, complaining of not feeling well. His physician was at once called, but no alarming symptoms developed until Saturday morning. From that time the disease ran its course rapidly.Mr. Pomeroy was born in this village Jan. 19, 1833, and this place had been his home during his long life of eighty-one years.He was the son of Col. Isaac Pomeroy, one of the early settlers of Troy, who waas for many years one of its most prominent and prosperous citizens. His mother was Maria Ann Merrick, daughter of another of the pioneers of this part of the state.The death of Mr. Pomeroy removes the last of the group of five Pomeroy brothers, who, with their father, had a large and influential share in the public, business and religious life of the community for the larger part of a century.Mr. Pomeroy’s wife was Annis Amelia Davison, who died in October 1912, after a married life of more that fifty years.Two sons were born to them: Newton M., who died in childhood, and Daniel E., now of the Bankers’ Trust Company of New York, the only surviving member of the family. An adopted daughter, Henrietta Davison Pomeroy, died in September, 1911, about a year after her marriage to Francis H. McKnight of New York. Mrs. McKnight was the daughter of Mr. Pomeroy’s sister, Henrietta, and the late George Davison of Utica, N. Y. Her mother dying when Mrs. McKnight was an infant she received from her uncle and aunt in their home all the love and tenderness that could have been given to an only daughter.For many years Mr. Pomeroy was engaged in trade with his brother-in-law, the late Ezra S. Jewell. Retiring from this business twenty-five of (or?) thirty years ago he devoted himself to the management of his estate, and the furthering of religious and other interests that were dear to him, and to which he gave freely of his money, time, and personal attention.He was a careful methodical and conservative business man, of sound judgment and integrity. He regarded property as a trust to be conscientiously administered. Thrifty by nature and habit he regarded waste and needless expenditure as morally wrong, but he rejoiced in the opportunities that his possessions gave him to aid in religious, moral and educational enterprises, and to share his bounty with those in need. Appeals to relieve distress at home or elsewhere met with prompt and sympathetic response. Much of his giving was so quietly done that few, if any, even of his intimate friends knew the extent of his benefactions.The Presbyterian church of Troy, of which he was the senior member at the time of his death, was the object of his especial love and devotion. To it he gave largely of his money, strength, and thought. He became a member of the church when he was a young man; was long a member of the choir, for forty-two years served as ruling elder, was a member of the board of trustees, and for the last seventeen years its president, and also chairman of the Music Committee.From boyhood he was a member of the Sunday school, and remained in it to the end. During the last week of his life he attended both services of worship and Sunday school on ‘Sunday, a meeting of the session Tuesday evening, one of the board of trustees Wednesday morning, and the mid-week service Wednesday evening.He always manifested a deep interest in the children and young people of the church and community. He gave encouragement and help to many young men and women in securing a college education, partly by gifts to individuals, and partly through gifts to institutions of learning to support scholarships. He also was fond of little children. A little girl of eight years on hearing that he was dead remarked. “I have lost one of my best friends.” There are very many people young and old who could say the same.He was characterized by positiveness of conviction, tenacity of purpose, zeal for righteousness, and a fondness for the old ways in thought and conduct in religion, so far as these had approved themselves as wise and profitable ways. His cheerfulness and submission to the will of his Heavenly Father under physical affliction and successive bereavements gave striking testimony to the reality and power of his Christian faith.It was a sad feature of his last days that his son could not be with him owing to the latter’s absence on a trip to Egypt and the Sudan. Mr. Pomeroy’s only reference to this during his sickness was to say that if it were God’s will he would like to live until summer came again and his son was at home. In the absence of the latter his brother-in-law, Mr. McKnight came on from New York, and took charge of the arrangements for the funeral. A cablegram was received from the son Thursday morning from Halfa, Upper Egypt, approving the plans for the funeral, giving directions in regard to the estate until his return in May, and expressing his gratitude to the friends and neighbors for their kindness to his father.The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the home on West Main Street, and the interment will be beside Mrs. Pomeroy in Glenwood Cemetery.
POMEROY –Sophia Elizabeth Pomeroy Case, (SRGP 20760) 88, Troy died in Johnstown, PA October 31, 1996. She was born in Troy, February 24, 1908, daughter of John Webber and Jessie Elizabeth Robbins Pomeroy. Mrs. Case graduated from Troy High School, class of 1926, where she enjoyed playing basketball. She also enjoyed riding her horse or driving her pony with her sister to school. A graduate of Boston Bouve School of Physical Education, she taught at the Emma Willard School, Troy, NY. She was an active volunteer in the troy Community with the Girl scouts and the Troy Music Club; and a member of the first Presbyterian Church, Troy. She spent time in Pinellas Park, FL and recently in Johnstown. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Adelle C. and Howard M. Picking III, Johnstown; son and daughter-in-law, John Pomeroy Case and Patricia Case, St. Johnsville, NY: daughter-in-law, Mary Francis Case; grandchildren, Daniel Howard Picking and wife Susan Marie Estadt Picking, Jill Fluck and husband Wade, Jack and Jan Case, David and Barbara Case, Marshall and Lynn Case, Henry and Bonnie Case, and Carolyn Case and husband, Calvin Queal; great-grandchildren, Jacob Howard Picking and John Webber Picking, Abby Case, Cynthia and Robert Case, Rebecca and Elizabeth Case and Darius Case; cousins, Josephine Adelle Pomeroy and Branman Pomeroy; long time friends, Ina and Bob Schucker. She was predeceased by husband, Alfred Henry Case; her parents, John and Jessie Pomeroy; sister, Addie Adelle Pomeroy Morrell; step-son, Robert Franklin Case; and grandson, Jonathan Erwin Case; uncles Horace B. Fayette and Edwin Pomeroy; and cousin Lawrence (Bud) Pomeroy. The funeral service was held November 2 at the Vickery Funeral Home, troy, with rev. James Barrett officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the Florence Mitchell Home of the Bradford County farm Museum, Troy, PA or the Troy Public Library, Troy, PA or Troy Fire Department, Troy, PA in Mrs. Case’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
POMEROY - WINIFRED P. DEEMY (SRGP 71592)
Winifred Hills Pomeroy Deemy, 89, of Elmira Street in Troy, died Sunday evening, April 21, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. Born March 6, 1902 in Troy, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Frederick and Nellie Hillis Pomeroy Sr. Winifred was a graduate of Troy High School and of Wells College in Aurora, NY. She taught school for three years in Persia (Iran) and later returned to the Troy Area School District and the Martha Lloyd School in Troy to teach music for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church where she served as choir director for many years. She also served as choir director at the Towanda First Presbyterian Church for several years. Mrs. Deemy was a charter member of the Troy Music Club and was an alumni of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by sister, Mary F. Brown of Troy; daughters, Mary Frances Vaughan of Alexandria, VA and R.J. Deemy of Troy; son, John R. Deemy Jr. of Franklin, TN; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband John R. Deemy Sr. in 1976; son, James Deemy; brother, Daniel F. "Bud" Pomeroy Jr.; and a sister, Eleanor "Pete" Byrem. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947; the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RD 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, PO Box 96305, Washington, DC 20090; or the American Heart Association, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA 18840 or the charity or organization of one's choice in Mrs. Deemy's memory. (TGR, Thursday, April 25, 1991)
POMEROY –WINIFRED HILLIS POMEROY DEEMY, 89, of 275 Elmira St., Troy, died Sunday evening April 21, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. Born March 6, 1902 in Troy, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Frederick and Nellie Hillis Pomeroy Sr. Winifred was a graduate of Troy High School and of Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. She taught school for three years in Persia (Iran) and later retur5ned to the Troy Area School District and the Martha Lloyd School in Troy to teach music for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church where she served as choir director for many years. She also served as choir director at the Towanda First Presbyterian Church for several years. Rs. Deemy was a charter member of the Troy Music Club and was an alumna of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by a sister, Mary F. Brown of Troy; two daughters, Mary Frances Vaughan of Alexandria, Va. And R. J. Deemy of Troy, a son, John R. Deemy Jr. of Franklin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Deemy Sr. on July 3, 1976; a son, James Deemy; a brother, Daniel F. :Bud” Pomeroy Jr.; and a sister, Eleanor “Pete” Byrem. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials may be directed to the Troy First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, W. Main St., Troy, Pa., the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RD 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa., the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington, D.C. or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 428, Sayre, Pa. or the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mrs. Deemy’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
PORTER - HARTSOCK, Edna (Porter)
Edna (Porter) Hartsock, 91, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died
on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the loving wife of the late John L. Hartsock who died
on March 31, 2005. The couple married in 1940 and had 65 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-2:00PM on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main St. Troy, PA. The memorial service to honor Edna's life will be held at 2:00PM on May 22nd with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. Edna was born on November 18, 1918 in Windfall, PA, daughter of the late Carson and Eliza (Bourne) Porter. She helped manage Hartsock's Bakery with her husband John and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Edna is survived by her son, Michael J. (Roshelle) Hartsock of Wayland, MI; her sons-in-law, Lamar G. Haflett and Edward Henry; her grandchildren, Cassandra Butters, Christine Letts, Stephanie Hartsock, Alyson Hartsock, Mark Henry, Craig Henry, Linda Wells; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; her daughters, Constance Henry and Diane Haflett; her grandson, Donald Henry; her brothers, Rexford and Harry Porter and her sister, Ruth Porter. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 11, 2010
POTTER – Nicholas Potter - prominent in the affairs of Western Bradford from his coming into Wells township from Wilkes-Barre in 1835, to his retirement from active business about 22 years ago, died last Friday at the home of his only surviving child, Mrs. Lucien Loomis, below East Troy; aged 95 years, 6 months and 1 day. Mr. Potter was best known as an employee of S. W. Paine in the Troy foundry and as the inventor of the Potter tread power for dogs, sheep and cattle, thousands of which were manufactured and sold by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of this boro, before the advent of the creameries, which did away with the home manufacture of butter. It is said of him that he helped build the old strap-rail Tioga railroad, cleared or helped clear Paine’s Hill, the picturesque knob that overlooks Troy, and that for a long time he was pointed out as one of the very few who had recovered from lockjaw. The attack followed the cutting off of the end of one of his fingers and recovery was attributed to heroic dosing with calomel by Dr. Wilder, a well known Springfield physician of an early day. His integrity and uprightness were recognized by a large circle of acquaintances. He united in early life with the Columbia and Wells old school Baptist church, to the principles of which he adhered throughout life. He married in 1838, while a resident of Wells, Miss Hulda Westfall, adopted daughter of Jesse Shepard, who died 18 years ago at East Troy. They had five children, four of whom died young. Mrs. Loomis alone surviving. Of Mr. Potter’s brother and sisters, Andrew, Malinda (Mrs. James Adams) and Jemima (Mrs. Nicholas Carnochan) died in Troy and Lucy (Mrs. Uriah Lucas) in Elmira. His mother, Mrs. Nicholas Potter, also died here and is buried in Glenwood cemetery. Burial services were held at the home of Mr. Potter’s daughter, Mrs. Loomis, at 1:30 Monday afternoon, the Rev. E C Nichols officiating. Interment was in Glenwood by the side of his wife. [Note- d. 6 Aug. 1909]
EDWARD L. PORTER, 72 of Troy RR 1 died Thursday July 29, 1993 at home. He was born June 18, 1921 in Gillett, Pa. the son of Herbert and Berdena Terwilleger Porter. Mr. Porter was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Austinville Odd Fellows and the Samaritans and was a life member of the Troy Fire Department. Mr. Porter was an employee with McClure Motor Co. in Troy for 27 years having retired in 1932. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marjorie Crame Porter; sons, Gary Porter at home and Lawrence Porter of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; a daughter, Rosalyn Porter of Albany, N.Y.; grandson, Aaron Porter; sister, Mrs. Naomi Forrest of Troy; aunt, Ella Terwilleger of the Bradford County Manor; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital Kidney Dialysis Unit. –Towanda Daily Review
HERBERT O. PORTER of Buffalo, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, July 14, 1948. Survived by wife, Helen Porter; parents, Daniel W. Porter of Elmira, Mrs. Helen Klein of Buffalo; brothers, Warren, Leon and Roy Porter, all of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Cora Carmon of Elmira. The body will arrive in Elmira Friday and will be taken to the Davis Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Sunday 2 p.m. The Rev. Anthony B. Sampson. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Firing squad will officiate at the grave. –Elmira Star Gazette
LEON D. PORTER SR., May 31, 1984, beloved husband of Marian M. Fulton Porter; father of Mrs. Joseph (Janice) Foisset, Mrs. William (Deborah) Bartkowiak, Leon D. Jr. (Linda), Mrs. Frank (Rolene) Meldrum, Bruce R. (Eleanor), David W. (Karen) and Mark A. (Bonnie) Porter; grandfather of Christine and Joseph Foisset Jr., Robert, Keith, Michelle Bartkowiak, Pepper Anne Porter, Nicholas Hunger, Frank Meldrum Jr., Bruce Jr. and Adam Daniel Porter, Cassie, Melissa and Heather Jo Porter and Mark Jr. and Jason Paul Porter; brother of Roy (Helen) Porter. Funeral service from the Carlton A. Ullrich Funeral Home Inc., 3272 Bailey Ave., Sun. afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa., Mon. at 1 PM. Family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. –Buffalo News.
LUCY REBECCA PORTER, two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Porter of Gillett died Saturday afternoon of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at 1 PM today at the family residence. Burial being made in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. Sidney Kane, Gillett officiating. (Lucy should read “Lena”.) -Elmira Advertiser 3 DEC 1932.
Uel C. PORTER ( hand written here date 1895)
It is only as we pause to reflect how many times we have been called upon to pen the departure of different ones, that we fully realize the grim destroyer has not been idle in our midst during the past few months, but his sickle has been active cutting down one here and one there, admonishing those who are left to 'Watch for they know not the day nor the hour when the Son of Man cometh," It now becomes our sad duty to report the demise of Uel C. PORTER who departed this life Thursday morning, September 12th, in his 67th year. His sickness was of short duration, having had a attack of grip attended with heart failure, and was confined to his bed less than a week. Uel PORTER was born in Troy township March 16th, 1829, and was a son to John PORTE and Martha FURMAN. He resided in Troy for many years and has been closely identified with her? business and political interests, having been a member of the firm HOBART& PORTER in the harness and saddlery business for 22 years, has always been a staunch democrat, who has rendered effective service to the party. He was filling the office of Justice of the Peace at the time of his death. He had been a member of the Universalist church since its organization. He was one of it founders and really ifs foremost friend and worker, devoting his time, his talent, his means, and his untiring energies to the cause. One of the last efforts of his life was the superintending of the painting of the church; when it was finished he greatly rejoiced and said he "hoped the members would make their lives fresh and beautiful like its exterior." He was a consistent believer in the everlasting love of the Savior. He was resigned and cheerful in his last sickness, and as the end drew near asked for a prayer ad that a hymn might be sung. He passed triumphantly into "that rest which our Father has prepared foe those that love Him." The funeral was observed from the Universalist church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon September 14th. The church was densely packed with relatives and friends, who joined in the last tribute of love and respect to the memory of the much loved citizen. The casket was borne into the church promptly at 2 o'clock, preceded by the Rev. Emma BAILEY who impressively voiced the opening sentence of the service, "I am the resurrection and the Life," etc, followed by the immediate friends, and the Masonic fraternity who attended in a body. Miss BAILEY read selections from the 14th chapter of John for the scripture lesson and took no text, but rendered an a appropriate eulogy to the noble order present of which he had been so long a member. The floral decorations were many and beautiful. Several hymns were sing by Dr. C. F. PAINE who also presided at the organ. Mrs. PAINE, Miss Anna COMPTON, and J. R. WILLOUR. A singular incident is that Mr. PORTE'S funeral was the first one ever held in the church. The remains were laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery, with the impressive ritual of the ancient order who conducted the services, and the scene was rendered still more impressive by the departings rays of the beautiful sunset o'er the distant ills, which seemed typical of the life just ended. Mr. Porter is survived by six brothers and sisters, viz: Mrs Julia HILL, of Burlington; Mrs. Electra P. MERRY of Kansa City, MO.; Lyman PORTER of Springfield, PA; George PORTER of North Dakota; W. Burton PORTER of Troy, and Mrs Sarah A GATES of Hornellsville, NY; one daughter, Mrs. Malcolm McPHAIL of Osceola, Wisconsin; a wife, to whom his loss is irreparable, for none but her knows the loving care he bestowed since her terrible injuries sustained by an accident about three years ago while returning one evening from the fair grounds, said injuries having rendered her a confirmed invalid .
POWERS Gregory W. - Gregory W. Powers, 55, of Granville Summit, Pa.,
and Savior on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Greg was the loving husband of Margaret M. "Dolly" (Rosenwinkel) Powers. The couple married July 16, 1977 and had 32 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 2, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., and again from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 121 West Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Greg's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3 at the church with Pastor William Bardo and Rev. Arthur Suggs officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. Greg was born on March 31, 1955, in Flushing, N.Y., son of Edward D. and Doris M. (Oshinski) Powers of Easton, Md. He was a graduate of Greenwich High School, Class of 1973 and earned his degree in business and marketing from the University of Rhode Island in 1977. Greg was the president and proprietor of Penn-Troy Manufacturing in Troy, Pa. He was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, being active as a teaching Elder and was a member of the Gideon's. Greg's true passions in life were sailing and his family. His family includes: his parents; his wife, Dolly; his children, Matthew David (Tzu-Wei Hsu) Powers of Pittsburgh, Pa., Luke Daniel (Victoria Lynn) Powers of Willington, Del., Mark Joseph Powers of Granville Summit, Pa., and Margaret "Maggie" Anne (Justin James) Jackson of Canton, Pa.; his granddaughter, Margaret "Molly" Rose Jackson; his sisters and brothers, Claudia Powers of Willington, Del., Christopher (Beth) Powers of Olean, N.Y., Richard (Suzanne) Powers of Milwaukee, Wis., Steven (Candy) Powers of Milwaukee, Wis., and Donna (Tom) Ealy of San Antonio, Texas, along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made in Greg's memory to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 84 Sylvania, PA 16945; or the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Towanda Daily Review, July 1, 2010
John Pratt, 56, late of 116 West Chemung Place, died unexpectedly late Friday afternoon as the result of an automobile accident near Austinville, Pa. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Agnes Ronk, two sons, John J. and Leon C. Pratt all of Elmira. The remains repose in the Holley funeral home, where the funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
LEON W. PRENTICE
Leon W. Prentice, 88, of Troy RR 2, PA, died on Friday, January 26, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born in Newark Valley, NY on December 13, 1907, the son of Raymond and Mabel Prentice. Mr. Prentice worked for McClure Motor Co. in Troy for a number of years. He will be missed by his cat, Squeaky. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Hilda Blair of Troy and Agnes Blair of Danville, PA; nephews, James and Leslie Blair; nieces, Susan Borek, Nancy Teribury and Faye Blair; great-nieces and great-nephews, Earl and Elizabeth Teribury plus Kyle, Kane and Lindsay Borek; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Katherine Blair Prentice, in 1991 and brother-in-law, Lorton Blair, in November 1995. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 29 with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Home Health Care, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR Thursday, February 1, 1996)
PRESTON Joseph Hunt Preston
for many years one of the most prominent and popular business man of Troy, died at his home on Redington Avenue. He was born in Union Township in 1868 and entered local business with a brother, the late William Preston, on the site of what is now the C.J. Bloom & Co. He retired as senior partner of the Preston & Jaquish firm on February 2, 1932, after 28 years in the same location. TGR 1933
William Preston, a respected resident of Troy, Pa., died Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home near Troy, Pa., aged sixty-six years. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. John Howland of East Smithfield; a step-son, George Rockwell; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gray of Canton, Pa; Mrs. Joseph Jacquish of Mansfield, Pa.; five brothers, John and Daniel of Canton, Pa.; Joseph of Troy, Pa.; Andrew of Blossburg, Pa., and M. C. Preston of Pasadena, Calif. The decedent was a member of the Baptist church at Troy, Pa., and the funeral will be held in that church Monday at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Troy, Pa., cemetery.
GEORGE R. PRICE
Aged 52 and former resident of Troy, died last Saturday morning February 6th, in his home, 805 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, after an illness of about two weeks. He was married and made his home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price. The family left Troy many years ago. Mr. Price was a machinist, at the time of death, a foreman in the Allen-Wales Company plant, Ithaca. He was born here and was employed for some years by the Troy Engine & Machine Company. The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Pomeroy last Tuesday afternoon at 2, Rev. Montague White officiating and burial was in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1937)
PRICE Orin Fenton Price for many years a respected business man of this boro expired Saturday morning at the home in Center street of his son, Frank Price. He would have been 85 years old on next February 4th. His last illness began on Thanksgiving day when for the first time in fifty-three years he was compelled by illness to seek his bed. He was a member of the Baptist church. Two sons survive and one daughter, William O. and Frank Price of Troy, and Mrs. W. E. Holdren of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N. Y. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 Monday afternoon and interment was in Glenwood cemetery by the side of his wife who died two years ago last August. TGR 1918
WILLIAM O. PRICE
Troy, Sept 26—William O. Price died at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, after an illness of about two years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alida H. Price, Troy; one son, Roy W. Price, Troy; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie P. Yawger, Union Springs, N.Y., Mrs. Julia P. Manley of Troy, Mrs. Alma E. Harrison of Pittsford, N.Y.; one brother, Frank Price, Ithaca; one sister, Mrs. W. E. Holdren, Peekskill, N.Y.; one nephew,Willard Price, Ithaca; five grandchildren, Helen and William Manley, Troy; Thomas F. and Richard Harrison of Pittsford, N.Y., Phillip Yawger of Endicott, N.Y. Mr. Price was born at Covington, Pa., Oct. 9, 1855, the son of Orrin H. and Julia Johnson Price. In 1877 he married Alida H. Vandenberg of Covington. At the age of 16 he clerked for J.C. and A. M. Bennett general store, Covington, and was with them for eight years. Mr. Price came to Troy in the fall of 1879 and worked for Maxwell Long. In March 1880, he entered the firm of Bliss, Willour & company, the firm being composed of Liston Bliss, James R. Willour, Edward S. Bailey and William O. Price. In 1888, the firm name changed to Bliss, Willour & Price and continued until November 1913 when Mr. Willour died. The firm then became Bliss & Price and so continued until August 1920, when Mr. Bliss retired, and Mr. Price’s son-in-law, Leon Manley, joined the firm, known as Price & Manley until Feb. 28, 1929. Mr. Price was in business in one place, where the Market Basket store now is, for 49 consecutive years and in the general store business for 57 years. He was a keen business man, much interested in the religious, civic and political life of Troy and Bradford county and long a member of the First Baptist Church. The funeral will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the home on Elmira Street, the Rev. N. Johnson, Ulysses, Pa., former pastor of the church here, officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. T. Punchard. The bearers will be W. F. Palmer, W. W. Beaman, A. K. Sambrook, Dick Easton, D. Fred Pomeroy and Harry Packard. Buried in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1938)
PRIGGE - ELLIE E. ALLOY
Ellie E. Alloy, 65, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA died Wednesday, October 12, 1994 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born August 15, 1929 in New York City, the daughter of Charles and Hilda Prigge. She was proprietor of the Glenn-view Garden Center. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and David Hanwell of Telford, PA and granddaughter, Lori; son, Dean Alloy of Gillett RR 3, PA; two sisters and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Glenn Alloy in 1971. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 17 with the Rev. Tom Hager officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, Ulster, PA 18850. (TGR, Thursday, October 13, 1994)
Rev. Herbert T. PUNCHARD SR., age 105, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Troy, PA died on Tuesday, September 3, 2002. He was born in Philadelphia on August 17, 1897, a son of the late William and Bertha (Feibeger) Punchard. Punchard graduated from Colgate University with scholastic honors and earned a Phi Beta Kappa Key. He attended Crozer Theological Seminary where he received his BA of Divinity degree and was ordained into the ministry in 1924. That same year Rev. Punchard married Eva Eleanor Tice of New Jersey. His eyesight failed him in 1950 and he became efficient in Braille. In 1952 Rev. Puchard received the Town and Country Award given by the Pennsylvania Baptist Convention for outstanding work and in 1955 he received the Rosa O. Hall Award from the National Baptist Convention for exceptional work in the rural ministry. Rev. Punchard served as pastor in the First Baptist Church of Wildwood, NJ for three years; the First Baptist Church of Dalton, PA for nine years; the First Baptist Churches of Troy and East Troy for 25 years and Roaring Brook Baptist Church of Hunlock Creek, PA for seven years. After retiring in 1970, he preached as interim pastor and for vacationing pastors until he was 93 years old and had several church weddings for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the last one being two months before his 100th birthday. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Elsie Punchard Jr. of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Bradley and Patricia Punchard of Elmira, NY, Kathleen and Charles Henry of Elmira, NY and Linda Devine of Wellsburg, NY; eight great-grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; two nieces. In addition to his parents, Rev. Punchard was preceded in death by his wife, Eva, a brother and a sister. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 7 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and a committal service following at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Donations may be made to the church of one’s choice. TGR
JANA L. PUTNAM, 19 OF Fourth Street, Williamsport, formerly of Troy RR 2, died Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at home. Jana was born in Sayre, Bradford County on June 20, 1974, a daughter of Robert and Larfene Krise Putnam. She was a 1992 Troy High School graduate and currently a student at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Surviving are her parents, Robert and Larene Putnam of Troy RR 2; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Putnam, Troy RR 1, Terry and Merlea Putnam, Troy RR 1, Wayne and Darlene Putnam, Troy RR 2, Allen and Suzanne Putnam, Troy RR 1, Howard and Terry Putnam, Dushore and Barry and Stacy Putnam, Troy RR 1; and a sister and brother-in-law, Melba and James Mattocks, Troy RR 3, Aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton. The funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the Troy and East Troy Baptist Churches officiating. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations in Jana’s memory may be directed to the Troy Area Ambulance Association, c/o Lynne Humber, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa or the Troy Baptist Church, c/0 Mrs. Phyllis Conklin, 160 Canton St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
LESTER PUTNAM 80, formerly of Troy, died Feb. 12, 1998 at Bradford County Manor where he had been a resident for over 30 years. Born in Troy he was the son of Silas L. and Eva. Louise (Wood) Putnam. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Troy. In his younger years, he helped his father as caretaker at Glenwood Cemetery and worked at the former Troy Sales Co-op. Mr. Putnam was a country music fan and enjoyed doing word search and puzzle books. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be held in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating. Memorials may be made in Mr. Putnam’s name to the Activity Fund, Bradford Co. Manor, RR 2, Troy, PA or the First Baptist Church, Canton St., Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel
TROY – Lester Putnam, 90, formerly of’ this borough, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Bradford County Manor, where he lived for more than 30 years, He had been employed by the former Troy Sales Co-Op. In earlier years, he helped his father, who was a caretaker for Glenwood Cemetery. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a country music fan. Born here, he was a son of Silas L. and Eva Louise Wood Putnam. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family, The Rev. Garry Zuber, his pastor, will officiate. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Vickery’s, 110 W. Main St.