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SLADE - AUMICK - William Slade and (Wife Killed-?)
VanDyne Oil Co. District Chief is Accident Victim
Native of Sylvania and Widely Known Resident of Troy Until Few Years Ago; Bodies Taken to Soper and Mosher’s
Middletown, N. Y., April 28. (1935) – (AP) – A head-on automobile collision today on the crest of Shawangunk Mountain, north of Bloomingburg, resulted in the death of a man and his wife and placed three others in a hospital with serious injuries.The dead are William C. Slade, 45, Binghamton, an oil company manager, and his wife, Doris, 37. The injured are Boyd D. Thompson, driver of one machine, his wife, Agnes, and Mrs. Grace Lee, all of Binghamton. The accident occurred as Slade was taking his dog to enter in a championship show at Montgomery, near Middletown. A northbound car, which police say was driven by George Lee of Newark, N. J. swerved into the southbound lane of the highway and smashed into the machine operated by Thompson. Lee, (no relation to the injured woman) was not injured seriously. Slade’s dog received a broken back and had to be shot by a state trooper who investigated the crash. Undertaker Rex Soper of Sylvania received a telephone call yesterday afternoon to send a hearse to Monticello, N. Y., for the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Slade. It was expected they would arrive at the Soper & Mosher undertaking parlors early this morning. Mr. Slade was a native of Sylvania and lived at Troy for years. He sold automobiles for Henry VanDyne and when the latter formed the VanDyne Oil Co., he was made a district manager. For a time he was at Corning but recently has had charge of the Binghamton district and has made his home in that city. He was widely known throughout Bradford county. He is survived by one brother, Frank of Canton, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Rathbun of East Troy. Mrs. Slade was the former Miss Dora Aumick of East Troy. Funeral announcement will be made later.
SLADE WILLIAM C - AUMICK DORA
Former Trojans Instantly Killed in Sunday Morning Crash
The friends of William C. and Dora Aumick Slade were profoundly shocked Sunday when news reached here that they had been instantly killed in an automobile accident early in the morning while enroute to Montgomery, N. Y., from their home in Binghamton. Mr. Slade was born in Sylvania, Mrs. Slade was born in East Troy, they were married here on April 20th, 1915, and made their home in Troy until a few years ago when Mr. Slade’s business transferred the family to Canton, Corning and Binghamton. Mr. Slade was a Past Master of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F. and A. M., Mrs. Slade was a Past Worthy Matron of Maxwell Chapter, No. 233, Order of the Eastern Star. While in Troy they took an active part in village affairs and they were very well known and liked in Western Bradford County. Of the accident, “The Binghamton Sun” of Monday morning says: Middletown, April 28th “A head on automobile collision at 5 o’clock this morning on the crest of Shawangunk Mountain, near Bloomsburg, resulted in the death of a Hillcrest, Broom County, couple and sent three Binghamton and one Newark, N. J. residents to Horton Memorial Hospital, here, three in critical condition. The dead are William C. Slade, 45 of 14 Fenton Avenue, Hillcrest, managing representative of the Van Dyne Oil Company, 298 Main Street, Binghamton, and his wife Dora, 37. Each suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. Two Others Dying - The injured, not expected to live, are Boyd D. Thomas, 39, of 36 Medford Street, Binghamton, driver of the car in which the Slades were riding, and his wife, Agnes, 36. Thomas received a fractured skull and internal injuries. His wife suffered a fractured skull, leg and arm. Both had not regained consciousness at a late hour. Also listed as critical was Mrs. Grace Lee, 39, of 20 Isbell Street, Binghamton, whose skull and collarbone were fractured. She fell into a coma during the afternoon, hospital authorities said. George Lee, 48, of 65 Humboldt Street, Newark, N. J., driver of the other machine involved, was being attended at the hospital for cuts on the face, head and body, but his condition was not regarded as critical. He also lost a tooth. On Way to Montgomery - The accident occurred as Slade was taking his dog to Montgomery to participate in the Northeastern Association of Beagle Clubs’ Spring Derby championship stakes. The animal, Slade’s Seasick Sailor, had placed second recently in trials at Rensselaer. Its back was broken and Trooper Raymond Dalrymple was forced to destroy the animal. The northbound car, driven by Lee swerved into the southbound lane on the concrete three-strip highway near Shawanga Lodge and smashed headon into the Thomas-driver car. The impact drove the small coach’s engine back against the front seat, pinning the couple. Although Lee, who is not related to the injured woman, stoutly denied it, Troopers Dalrymple and Carl Seymour of Wurtsboro sub-station of Troop C, said he apparently had fallen asleep after a long drive. He left Newark at 9 p.m. Saturday and stopped “somewhere” en route to see about a welding job. He resumed his journey, which was to end at Candor, Tioga County, where he had contracted to do some welding at a creamery, the troopers said. Machine Swerving - Harry Krose, of 179 Broadway, Monticello, and W. Pogoga, of 300 Broadway, Monticello, who told the troopers the swerving Lee machine had forced their cars off the road just before it struck the Slade car, stopped and extricated the victims from the wreckage. An ambulance removed the victims to Middletown. Coroner Ralph S. Breakey, of Monticello, did not hold Lee, but told him to be ready to appear when and if called. The troopers said the case will be presented to the Sullivan County grand jury and if an indictment is returned will have a bench warrant issued for Lee’s arrest by District Attorney William a. Deckelman of Liberty. According to word received from Montgomery, Slade never lived to learn that the previous night he had been elected to the presidency of the Beagle Association of New York State. A dinner, to have been given in his honor tonight at Scheuplein’s at Montgomery was to be cancelled. Papers found on the dead man’s body revealed he was a member of Broome County Sportsman’s Association, a member of the Chamber of Commerce at Binghamton, a member of the Masonic Lodge at Troy, Pa., a member of the Southern Sub-Committee of the New York State Petroleum Commission, Regional District 1, and representative of the Planning and Co-ordination Committee for the Petroleum Industry. Word obtained at the Slade home last night revealed that the couple had left their two children behind in the care of their grandmother. An ironical development was that the Slades never permitted their children to ride in a car with any save themselves.” The double funeral was held from the First Presbyterian Church here on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Montague White officiating. Members of the Eastern Star and Masons attended in a body and the Masonic committal service was used at the burial in Glenwood. They are survived by two sons, William, 15, and John, 12. Mr. Slade is survived by a brother, Frank, Canton, a sister, Mrs. Edith Rathbun, East Troy, and a step-mother, Mrs. Philip Slade, Elmira. Mrs. Slade is survived by her mother, Mrs. Fanny Aumick, who lives with them, a sister, Mrs. Ernest Guild, Millport, N. Y., and a brother Louis Aumick, Binghamton.
SLENKER- Mrs. Margaret Phoenix, widow of the Rev. J. L. Phoenix, expired suddenly Monday afternoon at her boarding place in the W. H. Spencer home in Elmira street. Mrs. Phoenix had been in poor health for months from heart trouble. She was 71, and had been a respected resident of Troy for many years. The funeral will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Disciple church and interment will be in the Phoenix lot in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1919
Elmer SLINGERLAND (SRGP 09051) died suddenly at his home on the Canton road in Troy township on Monday evening, March 14th, aged 40 years. He had been a sufferer for some time past with rheumatic fever, and a sudden attack on his heart caused his death. Deceased was a man of sterling character, and one who had many friends who will mourn his loss. He is survived by his wife and an infant child, his mother, Mrs. Betsey Pierce, two sisters, Mrs. Shep Cosper of Alba, and Mrs. Isaac Redington of Troy, and two brothers, Herman and Ray of this place. He was a member of Priam Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Troy. Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock at the late home of the deceased, in charge of undertaker Bloom. TGR 1904
SLINGERLAND RAY R
Ray R. Slingerland
[1931 penciled on article]
Aged 49 and a native of Troy Township, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, last Friday, February 27th, at 5 p.m. of pneumonia following an operation. His critical illness was known to but few and the news of his death came as a shock to his wide circle of friends in the Troy Community. As a younger man, Mr. Slingerland was employed in the Troy Shoe Factory when it was in operation and later was in business with W. F. Palmer. He was a fine athlete and was affectionately known as “Bucky” Slingerland on local baseball diamonds. For many years past, he occupied the ancestral farm on the state highway to Canton and made many more friends through his association with the “Willows.” He was a member of the Troy Grange. He is survived by a widow, five children – Florence, Marjorie, Robert, Isaac and Wilbur, all at home – two sisters, Mrs. Florence Redington, Troy and Mrs. Mae Conderman, Bloomsburg. The largely attended funeral was held at ten Monday morning, Rev. Montague White officiating, and burial was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery. Among those from out-of-town attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hill, Misses Jeanette and Beatrice Hill, Cecil Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacBlane, Mr. and Mrs. John MacBlane, William MacBlane, Mrs. Jeanette Strauss, of Johnson City, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Samuel MacBlaine, Mr. and Mrs. James MacBlane, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MacBlane, Mrs. Elizabeth MacBlane, George MacBlane, of Morris Run; Mrs. Arthur Barden, Mansfield; Mrs. Fred Geisa, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Scogsburg and Janet, Blossburg; Mrs. Virginia Slingerland, Syracuse; Mrs. Mae Conderman, Misses Alice and Charlotte Miller, Bloomsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Cosper, Danville; Mr. and Mrs. George Redington, Waverly.
SLINGERLAND - Ray R. Slingerland - (1931) Aged 49 and a native of Troy Township, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre last Friday February 27 at 5 pm of pneumonia following an operation. His critical illness was known to but few and the news of his death came as a shock to his wide circle of friends in the Troy Community. As a younger man, Mr. Slingerland was employed in the Troy Shoe Factory when it was in operation and later was in business with W. F. Palmer. He was a fine athlete and was affectionately known as “Bucky” Slingerland on local baseball diamonds. For many years he occupied the ancestral farm on the state highway to Canton and made many more friends through his association with “The Willows”. He was a member of the Troy Grange. He is survived by a widow, five children-Florence, Marjorie, Robert, Isaac and Wilbur, all at home—Two sisters, Mrs. Florence Redington, Troy and Mrs. Mae Conderman, Bloomsburg. The largely attended funeral was held at ten Monday morning. Rev. Montague White officiating and burial was in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery-Troy.
ROBERT D. SLINGERLAND, 81, of Troy RD 2, died May 27, 1988 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born May 9, 1907 in Troy, the son of Ray and Bessie MacBlane Slingerland. He was a 1926 graduate of Troy High School, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy and a member of the Canton Moose. He was a former partner in Troy Sales Cooperative and the Valley Stockyards Inc. He was a dairy farmer and a cattle dealer and was a former vice-president of the Pennsylvania Livestock Association. He was a former member of the Troy Rotary Club and was a charter member of the Armenia Debating Society. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred Merritt Slingerland; sons and daughters-in-law, Capt. Raymond and DeLoyce Slingerland, U.S. Navy. (Ret.), Milton, FL, Robert L. and Barbara Slingerland Jr. of Troy RD 2, Dr. Rudy L. and Ellen Slingerland of State College; PA; daughter, Mrs. Edward (JoAna) Zacharias of Granville Summit RD 1; brothers, Isaac (Ike) Slingerland of Alliance, OH and Wilbur Slingerland of Troy RD 2; sisters, Florence Wallace of Towson, MD and Marjory King of Bingham, AL; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 30 at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Arthur M. Suggs officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Troy Gazette-Register.
SLINGERLAND 1st Lt. Robert Lee "Robby" Slingerland
25, of Troy, Pa., died with his loving parents by his side on Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa. Robby was born on May 7, 1986, in Towanda, Pa. He was a 2004 graduate of Troy High School and a 2008 graduate of Penn State University's main campus earning a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He enjoyed his work as a corrections officer for Bradford County. A young patriot, Robby loved his country and was very proud of his service as a military intelligence officer in the Pennsylvania National Guard's 1-108 Field Artillery Unit. A flag was flown over the Pentagon for him. Robby will be remembered for his special love for life; he had a way of touching everyone he met. Robby enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching football and attending Penn State games, hunting, fishing and traveling across the country and abroad. He was always on the go. Robby was an organ donor and a hero. He will be deeply missed by many. He leaves his devoted family and many wonderful friends, including parents Ronny and Cindy (Bohlayer) Slingerland of Troy; a sister, Julie Slingerland of Troy; grandparents Bob and Barb Slingerland of Troy and Fred and JoAnn Bohlayer of Ulster; a great grandmother, Mildred Slingerland of Troy; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family invites friends to call at the Fellowship Bible Church, Mudcreek Road in Troy Twp. from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at the church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, with Pastor Calvin Cutting officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Robby's name to the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital for head injuries c/o Slingerland Family, 11493 Rt. 6, Troy, PA 16947 or The 56 SBCT Fallen Soldiers Fund. c/o CPT Jeremy Arnett, 18 N. Strawberry Hill Dr., Fayetteville, PA 17222. Assisting the family is Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. Towanda Daily Review - November 8, 2011
SMILEY –RUTH (SMILEY) WELLS, 89, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home. She was the loving wife of the late Herbert K. "Herb" Wells who passed away on May 28, 2004. The couple married Oct. 14, 1949 and had 54 happy years together. Ruth was born on March 11, 1925 in Troy, Pa., daughter of the late Benjamin and Marie (Luther) Smiley. She was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1942 and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. For several years Ruth worked as Troy's telephone operator. Ruth was a stylish lady who enjoyed gardening, mowing her lawn, and spending time with friends. Ruth is survived by her step-grandchildren, Greg (Carol) Button of Lawrenceville, Pa., Mike (Karline) Clark of South Dakota, and Cathy Seeley of Sylvania, Pa.; several step-great-grandchildren; nieces, Nancy Jennings and Cheryl Miller, both of Troy; nephew, David (Rosetta) Scott of Elkland, Pa.; several great-nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, Mary Holcombe Conkling, Hazel Watkins, Charlotte Morgan, and Donald D. White. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herb; her step-daughter, Florence "Toots" Clark and her sister, Louise Scott. The memorial service to honor Ruth's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, Pa. with her pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be private in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. A "special thanks" to Twin Oaks Personal Care Home where Ruth was cared for like she was part of their family. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA or to Glenwood Cemetery, P.O. Box 4, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/13/2015
Troy Gazette-Register 1932
Susie Smiley Weigester, wife of William Weigester, and for many years one of Troy's prominent women, died in her Center Street home. She was a charter member of the Os-Co-Hu chapter, DAR and was member of Maxwell Chapter, OES.
ALBERT L. SMITH, age 88, of Exton, formerly of Canton, Pa., passed away Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 at his home. Born on July 7, 1926 in Troy, Pa., he was the son of the late Harold and Eva Smith. Al was an affiliate member of the Ecumenical Parish church in Canton, Pa. and the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach, Fla. He retired in 1991 as a professional administrator with the Boy Scouts of America. His career with the BSA saw him serving Scout Councils in Pittsburgh, Sunbury and Reading in Pennsylvania, Wilmington in Delaware, and Syracuse and Long Island in New York. He also served two terms as a member of the Regional Staff of the National Council, BSA. At the time of his retirement he was the Council Executive Officer of the Valley Forge Council in Pennsylvania. He resided during the winter months in Lake Worth, Fla., spending the summer months in Canton and Exton, Pa. Smith was a member of the Troy, Pa. Rotary Club and the Troy VFW Post 8675. Al graduated from Troy High School in 1944, and received a BS degree from Mansfield University in 1949. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. At the time of his discharge he was First Sergeant of the 1058th MP Company in Frankfurt, Germany. He was recalled into military service during the Korean conflict and served as a Medical Laboratory Technician at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. Surviving are his daughters, Jill Hoffman of Wyomissing Hills, Pa., Connie Templar of Exton, Pa.; and his sons, Albert Smith of Mattydale, N.Y., Todd Smith of Clarkston, Mich. Smith is also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred E. Smith; his brother, Larry Benson; his second wife, Marcella M. Hyde-Smith; his daughter, Donna Pyle and his grandson, Matthew Volpe.His remains will be cremated and his internment and service will be at 1 p.m. on April 25, at the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, Pa. A reception will be held after the service at The Iron Skillet, Route 6, Sylvania, Pa. Memorial donations in Al's name may be directed to the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY. It was at this Council where he received the Eagle Scout Award in 1944. –Towanda Daily Review 4/7/2015
ARLENE LYNNETTE SMITH, 28 OF Canton RD 1 died Wednesday, Aug.11, 1976 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born in Sayre March 26, 1948, the daughter of Carroll and Florence Clark Smith. Miss Smith is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Smith; one brother, Ronald Smith of Clearfield, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Erma) Flanagan of Williamsport and Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Tira of Montoursville. Private funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH - Mrs. Ira Parsons (SRGP 59605 Bertha SMITH)
Mrs. Ira (Bertha SMITH) Parsons, whose life had been in the balance from enlargement of the heart for seven weeks, expired at the family home on Canton road at 6:30 Wednesday morning. She was born at Sylvania April 10 1858, a daughter of Silas and Lydia (Packard) Smith and had always lived in Western Bradford. She was a member of the Universalist church, Os-co-hu Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Troy Grange, and the W. C. T. U., in all which she will be greatly missed. Her husband survives and two children – Miss Clara Parsons who has been teaching in Cleveland, Ohio, and Leland Parsons of Philadelphia, both of whom were with her during her last illness. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 Friday afternoon, the Rev. Herrick of Towanda, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
SMITH - CHAMBERLAIN, BESSIE S. (SRGP 02846)
Age 97 of Troy, PA, Monday, August 27, 1984 at the home of her daughter, Betty Chilson, with whom she resided. There will be a private funeral service at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held at the Troy United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 30 at 2 pm with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy United Methodist Church of the Troy Community Hospital. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Betty Earle Chilson of Troy, Pa.; son, Rex Chamberlain of Mansfield, PA; 5 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Laurence Smith of Sylvania, Pa & William Smith of Blossburg, Pa; several nieces & nephews. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. She had been a Telephone Operator in Mansfield, Pa for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry T. Chamberlain in 1949.
SMITH - CHAMBERLAIN, BESSIE S. (SRGP 02846)., Services for Bessie S. Chamberlain, 97, Troy, will be held Thursday, August 30 at 2 p.m. at the Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan will officiate. The interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mrs. Chamberlain died Monday, August 27, 1984 at the home of her daughter, Betty Chilson, with whom she resided. She was born Oct. 27, 1886 in Mainesburg, she is the daughter of Orrin and Alice Barney Smith. Mrs. Chamberlain was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. She had been a telephone operator in Mansfield for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry T. Chamberlain, in 1949. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Earle (Betty) Chilson, Troy; son, Rex, Mansfield; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Laurence Smith, Sylvania and William Smith of Blossburg; several nieces and nephews. There will be a private funeral service at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Troy United Methodist Church or the Troy Community Hospital. (TGR Aug. 30, 1984)
Carroll R. SMITH, age 70 of Canton, Pa., RD 1 at his home on Saturday morning, April 23, 1977. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Fravel, interment Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Survived by wife, Florence; son Ronald Smith of Clearfield, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Tira of Montoursville, Pa.; Mrs. John (Erma) Flanigan of Williamsport, Pa., a daughter, Miss Arlene Smith preceded her father in death in August; sisters, Mrs. Doris Haflett of Windfall, Pa., Mrs. Gladys Inman of Towanda, Pa., Mrs. Mabel Whitlock of Sylvania, Pa., Mrs. Velma Drake of Monroeton, Pa.; brother, Merle Smith of Monroeton, Pa. seven grandchildren. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Trustee.
SMITH - EDNA E. BURR
Mrs. Edna E. Burr, 94, of the Green Home n Wellsboro and formerly of the Troy and Canton area, died Thursday, October 18, 1990 at the Green Home. Born December 28, 1895 in Ward Township, Tioga, PA, she was the daughter of Jasper and Charlotte Harron Smith. Mrs. Burr was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Stewart, FL, and formerly was a member of the Alba Grange and the First Prebyterian Churches of Canton and Troy. Mrs. Burr's main interest throughout her life encompassed her family and home. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Marcus L. and Margaret Burr Jr. of Marathon, FL and George and Dorothy Burr of Tioga, PA; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Marcus L. Burr in 1978 and a daughter, Maxine Burr Cohn in 1961. Funeral services were held October 22 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Victor Perry, pastor of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Green Home, Box 836, Wellsboro, PA in Mrs. Burr's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 25, 1990)
SMITH - Mrs. Effie S. Smith, (SRGP 11375) age 86, of Troy, Friday, April 3, 1964. She was a member of the Troy Methodist Church, a member of Maxwell Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Survived by son, M. Lee of Troy; sister, Mrs. Anna Niles of Roseville; three grandchildren; on great-grandson. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, 176 Canton St., Troy. Calling hours; Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Charles Walker. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. [Note from Joyce - Both real name and married alias wer smith]
SMITH Ervin F. Age 80, of Parallel Road, Elkland, PA, died September 12, 2006. He was born January 28, 1926 in Troy, PA, the son of Floyd and Grace Smith. He retired from Corning Glass Works, was a former employee of Elkland Leather Co., Knoxville VFW, Elkland Moose, Painted Post Rod and Gun Club and was a World War II Navy veteran. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rodney Nelson, Elkland, PA; grandson, Clayton McLean, Elkland, PA; granddaughter, Mackenzie McLean, Elkland, PA; and sister, Eva Runyan, RD, Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the National Alzheimer's Assoc., 2001 N. Front St., Suite 321 Building 2, Harrisburg, PA 17102.
SMITH - Mrs. [Frances] R W Budd - (1929) aged 85, and until last year a resident of Troy, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy M. Snedeker, Towanda, yesterday afternoon, Wed, Aug 21st. A son, James C. McKean of Elmira also survives. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Snedeker, Towanda, this Friday at ten o’clock. Rev. J D Kerrick, Pastor of the Towanda Universalist Church officiating and burial will be in family plot in Glenwood Cemetery-Troy.
SMITH - G. Manley Smith, [SRGP 09480] aged 71 years, died at his home near Mainesburg November 15, of pernicious anemia. He had been in failing health for several years. The funeral was held last week Monday afternoon; Rev. C. D. Smith, of Elmira Heights, assisted by Rev. Mr. Noon, officiating; burial in Glenwood cemetery, Troy, Pa. Mr. Smith was born in Rutland and with the exception of a few years, when he lived at Troy, had resided in that section, the last 43 years of his life being passed on the farm where he died. Mr. Smith was a member of Mainesburg I.O.O.F. lodge and the funeral was in charge of this order. Surviving Mr. Smith are: One son, C. Adelbert Smith, of Troy; two brothers, N. H. Smith, of Coffeyville, Kas., and G. F. Smith, of Lawrence Corners; also two sisters, Mrs. Wilson Niles, of Lawrence Corners, and Mrs. Merritt Smith, of Troy. [Wellsboro Agitator 17 NOV 1917]
SMITH –GERALDINE ‘JUDDY’ ‘GRAMMA JUD’ BATTERSON, age 82 of Troy, Pa., died on June 3, 1999 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 2, 1916 in Troy Township, Pa. and a daughter of the late Merton and Myrtle (Saxon) Smith. Juddy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. She was formerly employed at Troy Lunch and for 35 years worked at Terrace Lane Bowling Center. Juddy was an honorary member of Terrace Lanes Men’s Hall of Fame. She was a charter member of the Troy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was an active member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49 Ladies Auxiliary, Juddy enjoyed her vegetable garden and her flowers and had a special loving relationship with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Juddy is survived by her son, Lewis “Butch” (Suzie) Batterson of Troy, Pa.; daughter; Beverly (William) Smith of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Pa.; grandchildren; Lissa Batterson, Sandy (Joe) Kisinger, Tammy Jo Batterson, James (Christy) Batterson, David (Pam) Smith, Douglas Batterson, Sherri Batterson; step-grandchildren; Larry “Spike” Gleason II, Bryan (Megan) Gleason, Brett Gleason; four great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Batterson; sisters: Virginia Johnson, Zelma Chappell, Addie Mae VanVliet, Leora Corson; brothers: Floyd Smith, Francis Smith and Bucky Smith. Friends and family are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Friday, June 4, 1999 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be led at the funeral home on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH Geraldine “Juddy” “Grandma Jud” BATTERSON, age 82, of Troy, PA died on June 3, 1999 at her home. She was born on December 2, 1916 in Troy Township, PA, a daughter of the late Merton and Myrtle (Saxon) Smith. Juddy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. She was formerly employed at Troy Lunch and for 25 years worked at Terrace Lane Bowling Center. Juddy was an honorary member of the Terrace Lanes Men’s Hall of Fame. She was a charter member of the Troy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was an active member of the Troy American Legion Post #49 Ladies Auxiliary. Juddy enjoyed her vegetable garden and her flowers. She had a special loving relationship with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Juddy is survived by her son, Lewis “Butch” (Suzie) Batterson of Troy, PA; daughter Beverly (William) Smith of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads; grandchildren, Lissa Batterson, Sandy (Joe) Kisinger, Tammy Jo Batterson, James (Christy) Batterson, David (Pam) Smith, Douglas Batterson, Sherri Batterson; step-grandchildren, Larry “Spike” Gleason II, Brian (Megan) Gleason, Brett Gleason; four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Bill Batterson; sisters, Virginia Johnson, Zelma Chappell, Addie Mae VanVliet, Leora Corson; brothers, Floyd Smith, Francis Smith, Bucky (Sevelon) Smith. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 5 with her pastor, the Reverend Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 or to a charity of one’s choice.
SMITH Gilbert D
(Local) Gilbert D. Smith, for many years until failing health compelled him to give up work, sexton of Glenwood Cemetery, died on Monday in Burlington. The remains were brought to Troy and funeral services were held at the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon, the Rev. Baldwin officiating. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war and member of Gustin Post, G.A.R. He was about 80 years old and leaves one son. TGR 1916
SMITH, HOWARD A. JR., Howard A. Smith Jr., 61, of Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly January 10,1987 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was a retired operations manager of Nichols Department Store in Horseheads and a US Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Helen (Coke) Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Terry Arnold of Horseheads; one grandson; brothers, Robert of Wellsburg and John of Lowman; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 13 at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads with Rev. Gary Butler officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. (TGR Jan 15, 1987)
HOWARD J. SMITH SR., 87 of Troy RD 3 (West Burlington) died Friday, February 21, 1986 at home. Born April 6, 1898 in Granville Township, he was the son of Willard and Reckie Swain Smith. He spent his entire life in the field of retailing, having been in business in Granville Center and Troy until 1932. The family then moved to West Burlington where he and his wife established the H.J. Smith General Merchandise which they operated until their retirement in 1964. He was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent. For many years he was an auditor for west Burlington Township. He was also past master of the Union Grange of West Burlington and had been a member of the Granville center Lodge #687 IOOF. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Rockwell Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Bryce (Marletta) Edsell of North Orwell; a son Howard J. Smith, Jr. of West Burlington; three grandchildren; Gregory S. Wood of Athens, Cynthia L. Smith of Elk Lake and Curtis Howard Smith of Hempstead, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; Chandra and Ian Wood of Athens; a sister, Mrs. William (Lena) Coon of Port Charlotte, Florida and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Mrs. Leon (Mary) Evans. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Interment will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Meylert Schanbacher, RD 3, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH Julia Morse Of Troy RD 3 Dies at Age 72
Julia Morse, 72, of Troy RD 3, died Tuesday, Dec. 23  at home. She was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church and was vice-president of the Troy Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Troy BPW and the Retired Teachers Assoc. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher’s College. Mrs. Morse taught in the Monroeton and Powell Area School System. Since her retirement, she had been actively involved as a substitute teacher in the Troy Area Schools. She was born September 27, 1903 in Troy Township, the daughter of Raymond and Mary Updike Smith. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Marilyn) Calkins of Troy and Mrs. Ellis (Joyce) Grose of Horseheads, N.Y.; three sons, Edward and John of Troy and Bruce of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Inman of Towanda, Mrs. Maurice (Mabel) Whitlock of Sylvania, Mrs. Doris Haflett of Canton and Mrs. Floyd (Velma) Drake of Monroeton; two brothers, Carroll Smith of Canton and Merle Smith of Monroeton; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. form the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Troy Community Hospital Building Fund. [Julia’s former husband was Harrison Morse]
LAURENCE M. SMITH, 83 of Sylvania died Saturday June 10, 1989 at home. He was born July 16, 1905 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, PA, the son of O. W. and Alice Barney Smith. He was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church and a member of the Canton Moose for 42 years. Mr. Smith owned and operated a general store and restaurant in Sylvania for over 35 years. He is survived by a son, Eldon (Larry) Smith of Montour Falls, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Schucker of Troy, Mrs. James (Annis) Gustin of Tory; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a brother William Smith of Blossburg; a sister-in-law, Burnest Hoffman of Sylvania; a special niece, Betty Chilson of Troy. He was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle Smith on Jan. 23, 1989 and great-granddaughter, Allyson Pick on Jan. 12, 1989. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. David Serchak officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH LEON R
Smith, Leon R-56, for over 20 years an employee of the Troy Engine & Machine Company and for the last six years on the same grinder, was instantly killed last Thursday, March 2, 1950, at the plant. As he was struck in the forehead by a bit of flying grinding stone, the exact cause of the accident may never be known but it is assumed that the stone “exploded” as sometimes happens when objects are in motion at very high speed. Accidental fracture of the skull and neck was given as cause of death. Mr. Smith came to Troy from Masten, where he was employed in a sawmill. Here he became known for his ability in sharpening lawn mowers and other tools at his home in off time. He was a man of many friends. The Troy Engine & Machine Company has a unique and very creditable record of accidents. With the exception of one day, it has been 1344 days without “lost time” accident. (There is no cemetery listed in his obituary, but he is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Pat Mott Gobea)
SMITH –LEORA CORSON, “Aunt Dot”, 84 Troy, RR 2 died August 27, 1997 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born April 4, 1913, she was the daughter of Merton and Myrtle Saxon Smith. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church and took an active part in Sunday school and many church-related activities throughout the years. She had a love for her flowers, friends and family and was well-known for her cooking and baking. Surviving are one sister, Geraldine (Juddy) Batterson, Troy; nephews and nieces, Lewis (Butch) and Suzie Batterson, Troy, Bill and Beverly Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, RR 2, Larry and Charlotte Steadman, Spencerport, NY, Jim and Sandy Johnson, Knoxville and Irvin Smith, Elkland; great-nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. Preceding her in death were brothers, Floyd Smith, Francis Smith, Sevelon (Bucky) Smith, and sisters, Zelma Chappell, Addie Mae VanVliet and Virginia Johnson. Funeral services were held from the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, August 20 with Rev. James Speelman, her pastor officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the Troy United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
Laurence E. SMITH, AGE 71, of Montour Falls, NY died Friday, November 12, 1999 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. He was born July 21, 1928 in Tioga County, PA, the son of the late Laurence M. and Myrtle Durfey Smith. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Stevens of Big Pond, PA, Lori (Joseph) Lepore of Williamsport, PA, Tammy (Neil) Peterson of Montgomery, PA and Sharon Verducci of Williamsport; a son, Lynn Smith of Orlando, FL; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Annis (Jim) Gustin and Alice (Charles) Schucker, all of Troy, PA; a friend, Ella Satterly of Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Vedder & Scott funeral Home in Montour Falls on November 14 with the Rev. Thomas Williams officiating. Interment was to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA where full military honors will be accorded. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, NY November 18, 1999
SMITH Mary Ellen [SRGP 2568] - Ellen M. Garrison, age 74, of Burlington, died on Friday, March 20, 1981 at home. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church, attended Mansfield Normal School and taught in one room schoolhouses at State Road and Budds Corners. She was formerly employed with Remington-Rand for twenty-six years. Rex and Ellen Garrison celebrated fifty-five years of marriage August 17, 1980. She is survived by husband, Rex; daughters, Mrs. Charles [Shirley] Young of RD2, Ulster, and Mrs. Merle [Marilyn] Welch of RD2, Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Anthony [Carroll] Passeri of RD3, Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. Cora Gustin of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Donald [Lucille] Besley of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Otis [Frances] Robbins of RD1, Elmira, NY; twelve Grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. William Barnes officiating. Burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 25, 1981, p.52
DEATH OF L. ROE SMITH
Seldom had a death caused such widespread grief in Troy as did that of L. Roe Smith, prominent young business man, which came with stunning suddenness in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, last Saturday, August 22nd, at eleven o’clock, after an alarming illness of only five days. He submitted to an operation Tuesday night and failed to rally to recovery. He was born at Lawrence Corners, Rutland Township, Tioga County, on October 3, 1893, oldest son of Merritt W. and Effie S. Smith, and spent his boyhood days in Tioga County and in Troy. He attended the local schools and was graduated from the Bowman Technical School in Watchmaking and Engraving at Lancaster, Penna. He was employed in the F. L. Ballard store until his enlistment in the United States Army on June 9th, 1917, he being one of the very first of the local young men to answer the call to the colors made urgent by the entry of his country into the World War. He was sent overseas on March 6th, 1918, and returned on August 10th, 1919, seeing active service in the Anould Sector from July 12th to August 22nd, in the St. Mihiel offensive from September 12th to 17th, and in the Argonne offensive from October 5th to November 11th , 1918. After his discharge from the service at Camp Dix, New Jersey, on August 18th, 1919, he was for some time employed in the Bally Jewelry store, Elmira, returning to Troy to form the firm of Smith Brothers in 1920, a connection that existed until his untimely death. He married Marcella Manley Goyette, of Canton, on January 1st, 1927. She survives him, together with his parents and three brothers, M. Lee Smith, Troy; Dr. Leslie Smith, Troy; and Dr. Wilson N. Smith, Towanda. He was a member of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F. & A.M., Troy Royal Arch Chapter, No.261, and the Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield. He was an enthusiastic golfer and admirer of many sports and had a most unusual understanding of animals, being able to attract and hold the affection of many pets. That he was very popular with his fellows is attested by the very wonderful floral tribute paid his memory and the funeral one of the largest of recent years in Troy. The Rev. L. F. Basford officiated, assisted by the Rev. Waldo Manley, of Washington, a brother of Mrs. Smith. Burial was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery. (handwritten on article Aug. 22, 1931)
LEIDY R. SMITH
Leidy R. Smith, 59, of RR 3 Gillett, died Wednesday, February 19, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born January 7, 1933 in Canton, PA, the son of Leidy N. and Gladys Grace Smith. Leidy was a self-employed carpenter. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife of 23 years, the former Jean Kilmer; daughters, Marsha Wills of Troy RR 3, Elizabeth Roy of Mosherville, Rosemary Miller of Mansfield, Sharon Kelley of Elmira and Gay Ann Bolt, Mainesburg; sons, Larry Smith of Coryland, Walden Bailey of Towanda and Leo Wills, Troy; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Joyce Ives, Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased a sister, Barbara Larabee, in 1991. Funeral services were held February 22 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, February 27, 1992)
LEIDY R. SMITH, 55, of RR 3 Mobile Acres, Gillett, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1992, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Canton, the son of Leidy N. and Gladys Grace Smith. Leidy was a self-employed carpenter. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife; Jean (Kilmer) (They celebrated 23 years of marriage Oct. 26, 1991.); five daughters, Marsha Wills, Troy RR 3, Elizabeth Roy, Mosherville, Rosemary Miller, Mansfield, Sharon Kelley, Elmira, and Gay Ann Bolt, Mainesburg; three sons, Larry Smith, Coreyland, Walden Bailey, Towanda, and Leo Wills, Troy; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joyce Ives, Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parent and a sister, Barbara Larabee, in 1991. Funeral services will be conducted from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Saturday at 10:30 am. With the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Visitation will be Friday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH, LEON J. Services for Leon J. Smith, 88, Troy, were held at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Horace Patton officiating on Feb. 20. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Feb. 17, 1984 at Bradford County Manor. He was born April 29, 1895 in Mainesburg, son of C. Adelbert and Mary Ballard Smith. He was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church, veteran of WWI, charter member of Troy American Legion Post 49 and a member of Trojan Masonic Lodge #306 F & Am. He was part owner of the C. A. Smith & Son Clothing Store and later owned Smith Dry Cleaning Co., Troy. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, LaRancie Ripley Smith; son, Bob Smith of Wilmington DE; daughter, Mrs. George (Beatrice) Pepper of Columbia Cross Roads; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Feb. 23, 1984)
SMITH - G. Leslie Smith, [SRGP 14831] a widely known Troy optometrist and businessman, died of an apparent seizure yesterday [Jan.23.1959]. He was 58. Mr. Smith, a graduate of Troy High School and the Rochester School of Optometry, was a partner with his brother, M. Lee smith, in the operation of the Smith Bros. Jewelry Store in Troy since 1920. He was a member of the Troy Methodist Church, past high priest of the Troy Royal arch Chapter, member of the Rochester Lodge, F&AM, and a past worthy patron of the Maxwell Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. - Mansfield Advertiser, January 1959
SMITH - Miss Lucy Smith (1923) died about 1 this Thursday afternoon at her home in Center Street, from pneumonia. She had been ill a week.
M. Lee SMITH, (SRGP 14832) age 76 of Troy, Pa., Sunday, August
18, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery
Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday 11 a.m. Rev.
Allan Minarcik. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart
Association. Survived by wife, Blanche Collins Smith; one niece, Mrs. Gerald
(Sally) Vickery, Jr. of Troy, Pa., nephew, Gerald W. Smith of Towanda, Pa. and
M. Roe Smith of Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of the First Presbyterian
Chruch, Troy, where he was a former trustee, member of Troy Lions Club, Corey
Creek Golf Club, 50-year-member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM,
belonged to Troy Chamber of Commerce, director of the Canton Telephone Co.,
graduated from Troy High School and attended Carnegie Tech., former teacher at
Troy High School and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the firm of
Smith Brothers Jewelry Store in Troy for 54 years.
Officers and members of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM will conduct a memorial service for their late brother, M. Lee Smith, Tuesday 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home.
SMITH - MABEL S. WHITLOCK (SRGP 3049)
Mabel S. Whitlock, 95, of Sylvania, PA, died Monday, August 1, 1994 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 13, 1899 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Ray and Mary Updike Smith. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, the Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233 and the Troy American Legion Auxiliary Post 49. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Mary Belle Whitlock of Troy RR 1; grandchildren, David and Judy Ryland of Mercer, PA, Diane Williams of Dalton, NY and Timothy Whitlock of Troy RR 1; great-grandchildren, Darin Ryland and Russ Ryland; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Whitlock in 1980; a daughter, Lois Packard in 1982 and grandson, Daniel Whitlock in 1980. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 4 (3 pm) with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. (TGR, Thursday, August 4, 1994)
SMITH - Mark Henry Smith, age 80, of Elkland Township, New Albany, Pa., diedon Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa. He was born on Aug. 12, 1928, in New Albany, a son of the late Ernest and Fannie F. Smith. On June 25, 1960, Mark married Connie Lou Shaffer in Forksville, Pa. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Sullivan County Rural Electric, giving 43 years of service. Mr. Smith lived most of his life in this area. He attended the Forksville United Methodist Church, and enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Connie Smith, at home; three children, Thomas (Deborah) Smith of Forksville, Pa., Timothy Smith of New Albany, and Todd and Adrienne Smith of Midland, Texas; sister-in-law, Catherine Smith of Forksville; six grandchildren, Cole and Courtney Smith, Justin and Drew Smith, and Saige and Cy Smith; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, LaVerne Smith and Emery Smith. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. The family will receive friends and family from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Wednesday. Pallbearers will be: Richard Bedford, Richie Bedford, Darwin Crofut, Jerry McDonald, Emery Smith, Dennis Hottenstein, Daniel Shaffer and James Rinker. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company, R.R. 1, Box 1244, Forksville, Pa. 18616-9760, in memory of Mark H. Smith. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
SMITH - Mrs. Nellie S. Dorsett [SRGP 14798], 85, of Ithaca, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1977, in Thompkins County Memorial Hospital, Ithaca. She was the widow of Howard E. Dorsett. Born Sept. 20, 1891, at Troy, she was a daughter of Orrin W. and Alice Barney Smith. Mrs. Dorsett, a graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School, taught in the area for more than 30 years. she was a member of Mansfield United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Austin-Cox American Legion Post Auxiliary and the Utopia Club, all at Mansfield. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Merle Lovejoy of Ithaca; a son, Lane H. of Reading; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Chamberlain of Troy and Mrs. Eugene English of Camp Hill; two brothers, William L. Smith of Blossburg, and Lawrence Smith of Sylvania; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral was held Friday at Kuhl's Funeral Home with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. David Weaver, her pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 7, 1977
SMITH –MRS. NELLIE S. DORSETT [SRGP 14798], age 85 of 1431 Mecklenburg Road, Ithaca, N.Y. formerly of Mansfield on Tuesday, August 30, 1977 at Tompkins County Memorial Hospital, Ithaca. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral home, Mansfield Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday 1 p.m. Rev. David Weaver, Pastor of the First Methodist Church, Mansfield officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/1/1977
SMITH, ROBERT L., Services for Robert L. Smith, 61, Wilmingham, Del., formerly of Troy, were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, on Wednesday, August 29. The interment was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F. & A.M.., held memorial services, Tuesday, August 28,. Mr. Smith died on Saturday, August 25, 1984 in Troy as a result of an automobile accident. He was born April 18, 1923, Troy. He is the son of Leon J. and LaRanchie Ripley Smith. Mr. Smith was a 1942 graduate of Troy High School and a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S.Navy. He was a member of the Tory American Legion Post 49; the Troy VFW Post 8675; the Limestone Presbyterian Church; the Trojan Masonic Lodge 306 F. & A.M.; the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, Pa.; Nur Temple Shrine of Wilmington, Del. And the Delaware Shrine Club of Wilmington. Mr. Smith was employed by the Getty Oil Co., for 26 years being located in Newark, NJ., and in Delaware. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon J. Smith, who died on February 17, 1984. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Eltheda Klingaman Smith, EIlmingham, Del; sons, Dayne, Sidney, Ohio & Doug, Woodbridge, Va.; mother, LaRancie Ripley Smith, Hillcrest Apts., Troy; sister, Mrs. George (Beatrice) Pepper, Columbia Cross Roads; three granddaughters; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Nur Temple Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 10085, Wilmington, Del. 19850 or the Troy American Legion and the Troy VFW Building Fund. (TGR Aug.30,1984)
SEVELON (BUCKY) SMITH, 87 of 387 E. Main St., Troy, Pa. died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1993 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born April 12, 1905 in Roaring Branch, Pa. the son of Merton and Myrtle Saxon Smith. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy for 75 years and was active in the Friendly Circle Class. He was a member and former chief of the Troy Fire Department. He was a member of Sylvania Lions Club and a former driver for the Troy Ambulance. He was employed with F.P. Case & Sons in Troy for over 20 years and he was the Troy Borough Street Commissioner for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a special love for children and was always doing something nice for the young people in Troy. Bucky loved Pomeranian dogs and his dog was always with him in his truck as he performed his duties as Street Commissioner for Troy Borough. He is survived by sisters, Geraldine (Juddy) Batterson of Troy and Leora Corson of Troy; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie in 1968. He was also predeceased by sisters, Virginia Johnson, Addie VanVliet and Zelma Chappell; and brothers, Floyd Smith and Francis Smith. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. A private funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. George Durie officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital Emergency Room Fund Drive. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH - Summers, B Agnes –Troy Woman dies at 90. Mrs. B Agnes Summers, 90 of Troy died Tuesday (1968) evening at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was the widow of Melchoir Summers. Mrs. Summers was born on June 14, 1878 at Shy Beaver, Huntingdon County, Pa. At an early age she became dedicated to Christianity and remained so throughout her life. She helped in church work as long as she was able. Prior to her marriage on Dec 25, 1900, she taught a number of terms in rural schools in Huntingdon County. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Minnie) Shepard of Canton; fours sons, Howard of Geneva, NY, Leonard of Ithaca, NY, Ralph of Troy and Quentin of Wellsburg, NY; a sister Mrs. Elsie Bryant of Huntingdon, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters. They were Mrs. Ruth Risley and Miss E Eunice Summers. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, with Rev Robert Uhran officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. (Daily Review 1968)
WILLIAM L. SMITH, 94 of the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA
died Wednesday, January 10, 1996. He was born on April 3, 1901 in
Mainesburg, PA the son of Orrin and Alice Barney Smith. Mr. Smith was a
salesman of books and magazines. He was a veteran of World War II with
the US Army and was a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post,
Blossburg, PA. Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Myrna O’Dea of west
Palm Beach, FL; grandsons, Bruce and Roger Werner; two great-grandchildren; a
daughter-in-law, Janice Kennedy Smith of Mansfield, PA; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by a son, William T. Smith. Private
graveside services were to be held at Glenwood Cemetery, troy with the Rev. Guy
Camp officiating. Arrangements were made by the Vickery Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Troy, PA.