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

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Bradford County PA

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Glenwood Cemetery Obituaries Table of Contents

WILFORD VanCAMP
 Wilford (Bill) VanCamp, 87, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Thursday, November 10, 1994 at home. Born July 17, 1907 in Bantry, ND, he was the son of Viola and Wilford VanCamp. He was a member of the Armenia Mountain Wesleyan Methodist Church.  He was owner of the VanCamp Seed Company in Sylvania, PA and painted many barns and houses in the area. He was a former member of the Canton Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Margaret VanCamp; daughters, Dorothy Holocinski of Gowanda, NY, Violet Rusk of Olean, NY, Vi McClure of Troy, PA; stepsons, Paul and Marian Beyea at home and Gerald and Norva Beyea of Canisteo, NY; stepdaughters, Glenyce and Willard Wiltrout of Osceola, AR, Sharon and Bobby Lidell of Osceola, AR and Donna and James Smith of Hornell, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a half brother, James and Marian Overrein of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 12 with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda RR 4, PA 18848. (TGR, Thursday, November 17, 1994)

 

VanDYNE Edward VanDyne.

Son of Edward Earl and Phoebe VanDyne, was born February 15, 1827, at Lyons Farms, N.J., and died at Troy, Pa., March 13, 1900. His early live was spent in New Jersey and New York, his parents removing to Jacksonville, Tompkins county, N.Y., in 1840. Mr. VanDyne was married Oct. 14, 1857, to Miss Larinda Ann Everitt, of Chemung, N.Y., who survives him. Of their five children three are living: Everitt E., who has been associated with his father in the tannery business for a number of years under the firm name of E. VanDyne & Son., Fred’k E., and Miss Laura. The oldest daughter, Mabel, died at the age of twelve years, and the second son, Henry Earl, aged one year.  After his marriage Mr. VanDyne lived for two years in Canton, Pa., and then removed to Troy. Here he has been engaged in active and successful business for the past forty years and amassed considerable wealth. When the southern army invade Pennsylvania in 1863 he was among the Trojans who responded to the call for emergency troups, and had a brief experience of army life. He was a member of Gustin Post, G.A.R.  Mr. VanDyne was brought up in the Presbyterian church, having been baptized in childhood and receiving a careful, Christian training. He united with the Presbyterian church of Troy, June 2nd, 1867. He was elected to the office of ruling Elder in this church, and ordained and installed as such Jan. 21, 1872. This position he continued to hold by successive re-elections until his death. For many years a teacher in the Sabbath School and was deeply interested in Bible study, an interest which added much to the pleasure of his trip to the Holy Land some five years ago.  A loyal, loving husband and father, held very dear by his family, a christian worker and enterprising, honorable, upright citizen of irreproachable character, has gone. He will be greatly missed.  Mr. VanDyne had been ill only a few weeks, although for the past year was not as rugged as formerly. His family hoped for his recovery up to the last few days, yet his death was rather sudden and a great shock to both family and community.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m., at the residence, Rev. E. P. Morse officiating, assisted by Rev. J. H. Gordinier. Burial in Glenwood. 1900

 

Van DYNE Edward Everitt
Volume VLIV, #26, Thursday, June 22, 1922
Mr. E. Everitt Van Dyne Succumbs to Pleuro-Pneumonia.   Deep sorrow and a sense of personal loss enveloped the village Wednesday afternoon, with the announcement between five and six o’clock of the death of E. Everitt VanDyne. Tuesday the report from the sick room was the most encouraging since the onset of pleurisy five weeks ago. It was felt that at last the patient was on the road to Recover, but Wednesday morning there was a rise of temperature and partial paralysis foreshadowing the end. Mr. VanDyne’s illness began while he and Mrs. VanDyne were at the home of their daughter in Fall River, Mass., when he had a chill. A physician was called and he spent a day in bed. On the way home he had another chill. He was not feeling well when he arrived in Troy, but went to the tannery and kept about until compelled by wracking pain to give up on Sunday, May 28th. From that time forward the outcome was in doubt. Drs. Silas Molyneux and Donald Guthrie were called in consultation, the former several times, his own physician and nurses did all in their power, his family were unceasing in their vigilance, …….. his recovery were said in two or more of the village churches, not of his own communion.   Edward Everitt VanDyne was born in Troy, the second son of Edward and Lorinda Everitt VanDyne, on Sept. 16th, 1861. He was not allowed to grow up in idleness, but early began to learn the tanner’s trade with his father so that soon after his graduation from the high school and a course in the Rochester Business college he was taken into partnership in the Troy Tannery under the firm name of E. VanDyne & Son.   The firm name was changed to E. VanDyne & Sons to embrace the late Frederick E. VanDyne and still later to E. VanDyne’s Sons when Henry B. VanDyne came into the business.   His marriage to Miss Louise Wilson of Alba was solemnized Oct. 10, 1883. From young manhood his rise had been steady. He met manfully whatever responsibility came to him, served acceptably on the school board for many years, passed through the chairs of the Masonic lodge and otherwise measured up to a high standard of citizenship. The tanning business which he entered as a mere boy grew under his leadership. He had been President of the successful Grange National Bank since its organization in 1907; President of the VanDyne-Hungerford Leather Co. of Boston since organization and President of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church for more than a quarter of a century. In his younger years he was active in the Sunday School. The care and beautification of Glenwood Cemetery also claimed his interest. Realizing the need of a community center he bought the Court House and remodeled it into the VanDyne Civic Building which was presented to Troy in Dec. 7, 1916.   The field of his widest usefulness perhaps, was the Presidency of the Bradford County Red Cross. He was in full sympathy with the broad humanitarian conception of his former Troy friend, the late Henry P. Davison, Chairman of the War Board of that organization, and gave himself unstintingly to all Red Cross activities in his jurisdiction both during and after the war. The friendship between Mr. VanDyne and Mr. Davison and the confidence the latter had in him caused him to be chosen chairman of the committee in charge of Mr. Davison’s generous gifts to Troy, and again found expression when Mr. D. E. Pomeroy chose him on the committee for his memorial gift of $50,000 for the betterment of the local water system.  His Club and Masonic memberships included The Union League Club of New York, City Club of Boston, Elmira City Club, Elmira Country Club, Mt. Moriah Club of Troy, Trojan Lodge of Masons, Troy Chapter, Canton Commandery.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. E. B. Mills of Fall River; one son Henry B. VanDyne of Troy and a sister Mrs. J. W. Phillips of Troy.  The funeral will be held at the home at 2 Saturday afternoon, his pastor of many years, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. The honorary and active bearers had not been chosen when this was written.   The business places of Troy will be closed for the funeral from 1:30 to 3 o’clock.  TGR 1922

Noted Business Man Succumbs to Typhoid
Troy Gazette Register
November 8, 1912

FRED E. VANDYNE, the twelfth victim of the present typhoid epidemic, died at his home on ‘canton street at an early hour last Monday morning.  For more that a week his life had trembled in the balance, and only by the most persistent efforts of his physicians and nurses, coupled with his own strong determination, had the fatal termination been postponed.  The weakened condition of the vital forces due to many years of periodic suffering from rheumatism at last turned the scale against him.  And thus Troy is called to mourn the loss of another of its prominent business men in the prime of life. Mr. VanDyne was the youngest son of LAURINDA ANN and the late EDWARD VANDYNE.  He was born in Troy October 10, 1874, and has passed his life in this village, except when away at school or traveling for health or pleasure. After completing his studies in the Troy schools he attended the Normal School at Mansfield, and later the John B. Stetson University in Deland, Florida.  At Mansfield, one of his classmates was Dr. F. H. Shaw, of Wellsboro, who was present during the latter part of Mr. VanDyne’s sickness, and assisted Dr. Phillips in the untiring effort to save the life of a friend.
To the acquisitions of a liberal education, Mr. VanDyne added the broadening effect of extensive travel and observation at home and abroad, his journeys including trips to the southern states, to the Pacific coast, to the Mediterranean and the Orient and the principal countries of Europe, and a trip around the world; the latter journeys being taken in company with Mr. S. H. HEYWOOD of this place. On the death of his father in 1900 Mr. VanDyne entered into partnership with his brother, E. EVERETT VANDYNE, under the firm name of E. VANDYNE’S SONS, continuing, and from time to time enlarging, the extensive tanning business established by their father.  Mr. VanDyne also had a part in the organization of the GRANGE NATIONAL BANK of Troy, and was one of its directors.  He served last year as president of the Alumni Association of the Troy High School.  He was also a member of the Glenwood Cemetery Committee, and had a most active part in raising the $15,000 subscribed in Troy to meet the conditions of the Endowment Fund given by Mr. HENRY P. DAVISON of New York. In his boyhood Mr. VanDyne became a communicant in the Presbyterian church, in which his father was a ruling elder, and he remained a loyal member of it to the end of his life.  He was also an enthusiastic member of the Masonic orders, being Past Master of Trojan Lodge, No. 306; Past High Priest of Troy Chapter, No. 261; Past Eminent Commander of Canton Commandery Knights Temlar, No. 64; a member of Williamsport Consistory Scottish Rite, and of Irem Temple Mystic Shrine of Wilkes Barre. On February 5, 1908, Mr. VanDyne was married to Miss MABEL DONNA SWAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. SWAN of Elmira, N. Y.  One child MABEL was born to them.  Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by his mother, whose home has always been his, one brother E. Everett VanDyne, and one sister LAURA, he wife of Dr. J. W. PHILLIPS.  The latter is also ill of typhoid fever at her home and was unable to see her brother during his illness, or to attend the funeral. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at the home on Canton street, and was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. E. P MORSE.  On account of the many who are critically ill, and the prevailing sorrow and anxiety in the village, it was decided that the funeral services should be very simple.  The members of the Masonic orders to which he belonged who attended the funeral came without uniform or badge of any kind, and the usual burial services of these orders were omitted.  But the large attendance at the funeral, the many very beautiful floral offerings, and the deep though silent grief bore strong testimony to the esteem and affection in which he and his family are held both in this community and in the many other places represented at the funeral.The interment was in the family lot in GLENWOOD CEMETERY, whither the remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors.  The directors of the Grange National Bank acted as honorary pall bearers, and the casket was borne by Messrs. R. E. VANSYCKLE, B. B. MITCHELL, H. K. MITCHELL, W. S. MONTGOMERY, T. W. PARSONS and J. C. BLACKWELL.
Some of the out of town friends at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. FRED ORCUTT, Mr. and Mrs. CHAS. WILSON, Mrs. LEWIS GATES, Mr. and Mrs. FORD KNAPP, Mr. and Mrs. SEYMOUR LOWMAN, Elmira; Dr. JOHN EVERITT, Sayre, Pa., Mr. EDWARD WILSON, Alba, Pa., Wellsburg, N. Y.(sic), Mr. GEORGE VANBUSKIRK, Horseheads, N. Y., Mr. CECIL SWAN, Chicago, Ill., Mr. HOVEY COPLEY, Lowman, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MAXWELL, Lock Haven, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. UPDEGRAPH MUSSINA, Williamsport, Pa., Mr. WM. H. TEAS, Ridgway, Pa., Dr. and Mrs. FARNUM SHAW, Wellsboro, Mr. and Mrs. MIAL E. LILLEY, ROY LILLEY, Mrs. HULLETT TURNER, Towanda, Pa.;
S. T. MCFADDEN, LEE BROOKS, EDWARD INNES, JOHN BROWN, J. FRED CLARK, HERRICK THOMAS, of Canton.

VanDYNE - Fred E VanDyne- the twelfth victim of the present typhoid epidemic, died at his home on Canton street at an early hour last Monday morning. For more than a week his life had trembled in the balance, and only by the most persistent efforts of his physicians and nurses, coupled with his own strong determination, had the fatal termination been postponed. The weakened condition of the vital forces due to many years of periodic suffering from rheumatism at last turned scale against him. Troy is called to mourn the loss of another of its prominent businessmen in the prime of life. Mr. VanDyne was the youngest son of Laurinda Ann and the late Edward VanDyne. He was born in Troy October 10, 1874, and has passed his life in Troy, except when away at school or pleasure. After completing his studies in the Troy School he attended the Normal School at Mansfield, and later the John B Stetson University at Deland, Florida. At Mansfield, one of his classmates was Dr F H Shaw, of Wellsboro, who was present during the latter part of Mr. VanDyne’s sickness, and assisted Dr Phillips in the untiring effort to save the life of his friend. To the acquisitions of a liberal education, Mr. VanDyne added the broadening effect of extensive travel and observation at home and abroad, his journeys including trips to the southern states, the Pacific coast, the Mediterranean, the Orient, the principal countries of Europe, and a trip around the world; the latter journeys being taken in company of Mr. S H Heywood of this place. On the death of his father in 1900 Mr. VanDyne entered into partnership with his brother, E Everett VanDyne, under the firm of E VanDyne’s Sons, continuing, and from time to time enlarging, the extensive tanning business established by their father. Mr. VanDyne also had a part in the organization of the Grange National Bank of Troy, and was one of its directors. He served last year as president of the Alumni Association of the Troy High School. He was also a member of the Glenwood Cemetery Committee, and had a most active part in raising the $15,000 subscribed in Troy to meet the conditions of the Endowment Fund given by Mr. Henry P Davison of New York. In his boyhood Mr. VanDyne became a communicant in the Presbyterian Church in which his father was a ruling elder, and he remained a loyal member of it to the end of his life. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Masonic orders, being Past master of Trojan Lodge.306; Past High Priest of Troy Chapter No 261; Past Eminent Commander of Canton Commandery Knights Temlar No 64; a member of Williamsport Consistory Scottish Rite, and of Irem Temple Mystic Shrine of Wilkes-Barre. On February 5, 1908, Mr. VanDyne was married to Miss Mabel Donna Swan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C C Swan of Elmira, NY. One child, Mabel was born to them. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his mother, whose home has always been his, one brother E Everitt VanDyne and one sister, Laura, the wife of Dr J W Phillips. The latter is also ill of typhoid fever at her home and was unable to see her brother during his illness, or to attend the funeral.

VANDYNE –MARY VAN DYNE SKINNER, 90 died peacefully at her home on Friday, June 22, 2007 surrounded by her family.  She was born on Oct. 28, 1916, the daughter of Henry B. and Dorothy Nearing Van Dyne of Troy.   Mary attended Troy schools and the Madeira School in Virginia.  While working in New York City following college, she met Osmun Skinner and they were married on June 22, 1940. They moved to Troy and, except for several years in Washington, D.C. during World War II, she remained in Troy for the remainder of her life. Osmun Skinner predeceased her in 1988.  She is survived by her four children, Scott Skinner of Middlesex, Vt., Catherine McDowell of Ann Arbor, Mich., Douglas Skinner of White Oak, Pa., and Stephen Skinner of Troy.  A fifth child, Henry, died at birth.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Ian and Laura McDowell, Molly Hester, and Justin, Wilson Danielle, Stephanie, Luke and Todd Skinner, as well as two great grandchildren, Kyle and Maya Hester.  Mary was known for her devotion to her family, her sense of humor, her spirited enjoyment of life, and her widely varied interests.  She was very musical and founded an all girls' band, The Melodious Maniacs, when she was a student at Troy high School. In later years, she played the accordion and loved to dance the polka.   She loved the theater and acted in a large number of productions with the Troy, Mansfield and Elmira community theaters.  The highlight of her theatrical career was her role as Lady MacBeth in Elmira in 1959.  As she entered her sixties, she took up running and soon was winning races in her age group.  She continued to run with great zest until leg injuries forced her to stop. Her proudest running achievement was completing the Honolulu Marathon with her son Steve when she was 66 years old.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Route 220, Ulster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2007 (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)

VAN DYNE - SKINNER, Mary Van Dyne
Age 90, of Troy, died peacefully at her home on Friday, June 15, 2007. She was born on October 28, 1916, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy Van Dyne of Troy. In 1940 she married Osmun Skinner who predeceased her in 1988. She is survived by her four children, Scott, Catherine, Douglas, and Stephen; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mary was known for her spirited enjoyment of life and her widely varied interests. She loved the theater and acted in many local productions, playing the role of Lady MacBeth with the Elmira Little Theater in 1959. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Route 220, Ulster, PA 18850.

 

ALFRED S. VAN HORN
Alfred S. Van Horn of East Troy, Pa., died at the family home Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock following an illness of three years. The decedent was born July 12, 1865. He is survived by his widow; the following children, Mrs. Carrie Walters of Alba, Pa., Mrs. Edith Ven Demark of Elmira; Harry L. Van Horn of Salisburg, Md., Mrs. Ella Calkins of Troy, Pa., and John L. Van Horn of East Troy, and Alfred J. Van Horn of East Troy; Mrs. Stella Milan of Port Richmond, S. I.; eighteen grandchildren; three brothers, Lester G. and Harvey of East Troy, and Egbert of Elmira. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist Church, East Troy, the Rev. Lester W. Bumpus officiated. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. (handwritten on article Apr. 18 1924)


VanHORN - Cole, Bessie VanHorn- 92, of Troy RD 3 died Friday Jan 27, 1978 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born Nov. 28, 1885, in Troy Township, the daughter of Lester and Mary Luther VanHorn. Her husband, Frank Cole preceded her in death May 8, 1955.  She was an 80 year member of the East Troy Baptist Church and for over 60 years was a member of the Troy Grange.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bernice) Lewis of Towanda; five sons, Maxwell Cole of Horseheads, Wilson Cole, Athens, Marshall Cole, Windsor NY, Eldon Cole of Troy, and Earl Cole of E Smithfield; one sister Mrs. Ethel Burnham of Troy, one brother Howard VanHorn of Columbia Cross Rds; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2’oclock from the Vickery Funeral Home Troy, the Rev Garry Zuber and the Rev Herbert Punchard will officiate.  Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (Daily Review 1978)

VanHORN -  Dorothy V. WILKINS, age 89, of Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home in Troy, PA died Wednesday, march 15, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  Mrs. Wilkins was a former resident of both Ulster and Troy, PA.  She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association and the United Methodist Women of the Ulster United Church.  She received her teaching degree from Mansfield University.  She worked in the Troy area school system for 29 years.  After her retirement from the school system, she worked with her husband at Cornell University for 11 years until they retired at the same time.  Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Al and Mata Wilkins of Horseheads, NY; two grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.  Dorothy was predeceased by her husband G. Malcolm Wilkins.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on March 18 with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, troy.  Memorials in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Towanda Memorial Hospital, CT Scanner Fund, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, mrch 23, 2000

VANHORN –DOROTHY V. WILKINS, age 89 of Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home in Troy died Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mrs. Wilkins was a former resident of both Ulster and Troy.  She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association and United Methodist Women of the Ulster United Methodist Church.  She received her teaching degree from Mansfield University.  She worked in the Troy-area school system for 29 years.  After her retirement from the school system, she worked with her husband at the Cornell University for 11 years until they both retired together.  From that moment on they rejoiced in retirement together.  Dorothy is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Al and Mata Wilkins of Horseheads, N.Y.; beloved grandchildren, Douglas and Karen Wilkins of Horseheads, N.Y. and Cynthia Dean of Lowman, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Lenora and Rudy Gallup of Ulster; sister-in-law, Isabelle Witt of Shelburne, Vt.; special niece and nephew, Donna (John) Linch of Lindenhurst, N.Y. and Kenneth Gallup of Ulster and three very special people, Kim Gallaher of Lowman, N.Y., Kiersten Cobb of Lowman, N.Y. and Earl Campbell of Orangevale, Calif.  Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband, G. Malcom Wilkins.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. Saturday, March 18, 2000, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The funeral services will take place there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Jason Guillaume will officiate.  Graveside committal prayers will be conducted at the conclusion of the funeral service at the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Towanda Memorial Hospital, CT Scanner Fund, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD E. VanHORN
 Howard E. VanHorn, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, died Thursday, August 29, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 3, 1909 in Troy Township, he was the son of Lester and Mary Luther VanHorn. Mr. VanHorn was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was a retired bookkeeper, having been employed with the Troy Engine and Machine Company and the Warner Company. He is survived by his wife, Mary Esther Simcoe VanHorn, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held September 2 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church in care of Marceil Haight or to the Troy Fire Department. (TGR, Thursday, September 5, 1991)

 

VanHORN Loomis

(Local News) A whole circle of friends will learn with sorrow of the death of Loomis VanHorn at his home in Granville on Thursday evening from typhoid fever. He had been ill about three weeks. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edbert VanHorn, 22 years old and leaves a wife who was Miss Sarah Youmans, a brother Curtis VanHorn, and one sister, Mrs. LaVerne Greenough. The funeral will be held at 1 Sunday afternoon at the home and 2 o’clock at the East Troy Baptist church of which he was a member. tgr 1919 

 

VanHORN Loomis

East Troy News) The funeral of Loomis VanHorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Egbert VanHorn was held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. Johnstone of Troy. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.

 

VAN KEUREN, FRANK E. (SRGP 3786)
 Frank E. Van Keuren, for many years one of the publishers of the Mansfield Advertiser, died suddenly at his home in Troy, Tuesday morning.  Although he had been in failing health for some time, yet he had seemed as well lately as for some time.  He was in Mansfield for a little while Sunday and seemed quite well.  The funeral will be held from his home in Troy Thursday afternoon at two o’clock.  Frank E. VanKeuren was born in Hammondsport, N.Y., Oct. 26, 1861, the son of Dr. Eber and Sarah VanKeuren.  He was educated in the public schools of Hammondsport and Bath, N.Y., and then started to learn the printer’s trade on the Steuben Courier in Bath.  After four and a half years there he went to Elmira where he became foreman of the job department of the Advertiser.  Later he went back to Bath and to Wellsboro, where he was foreman of the Advocate.  He came to Mansfield in the spring of 1885 and purchased the Advertiser of W. A. Rowland.  In July he sold a half interest to Sheridan E. Coles, and the firm of VanKeuren & Coles conducted the paper for nearly a quarter of a century.  They bought the Troy Gazette in 1901 and afterward the Troy Register.  Later they divided their holdings with Mr. VanKeuren taking the Troy papers and Mr. Coles the Advertiser.  In 1896 Mr. VanKeuren spent several months in New York, where he was an instructor in a school of printing.  On September 6, 1888, Mr. VanKeuren married Katherine E. VanNess, daughter of Peter V. And Celia Reynolds VanNess.  To them were born two children, Ralph H. and helen.  During his life in Mansfield Mr. VanKeuren was active in all worethy affairs and held several positions of trust.  He was a member of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M. in which he acted as secretary and treasurer at different times, as well as passing the chairs to W. M.  He was a communicant of the Episcopal church and held the office of vestryman and treasurer.  He was also burgess of Mansfield for one term. He was a man who was held in high esteem by all who knew him and he had his part in the building of Mansfield and the Mansfield Advertiser.

 

Van KIRK James
Funeral of Rev. James VanKirk.   The funeral of Rev. James VanKirk a Methodist clergyman who died in Washington, D. C. was held from the residence of his nephew, David J. Fanning, on Sunday afternoon.  Mr. VanKirk was a member of the family of that name prominent in the history of Western Bradford county, and was born in East Troy, where his parents died.  He was 74 years old and survived by his widow and six children.  Two sons are prominent in official life at Washington, being connected with the Agricultural Department.  Another son is an aviator.  Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiated at the services. TGR 1915

 

VanNESS Barbara Jo VanNess Bailey
 On the morning of Sept. 25, 2010, Barbara Jo VanNess Bailey, 49, of West Burlington was received into eternal glory after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara died
at home with loving care being provided by family and friends, reflective of the compassionate care she lovingly provided for countless others.  Barbara's life began on Aug. 18, 1961 in Troy, Pa., as the daughter of Joan Hoose VanNess and the late Victor VanNess. She was a member of the 1979 graduating class of Athens Area High School. Barbara continued her education and graduated from the nursing program at the Bradford County Vocational Technical Institute. On Sept. 19, 1981, she married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Bailey. Together they lovingly raised their daughter, Trisha, and their son, Jake. Barbara always made a special effort to ensure her home was warm and inviting. In addition to the care she skillfully provided for her family, Barbara provided skillful care as a licensed practical nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital, Bradford County Manor, and for 14 years, with Guthrie Hospice. Her most recent place where she served others was as a school nurse for the Economic Opportunity Program in Elmira, N.Y. until her health declined. Barbara's life was an example of selfless love for others and engaging relationships. Her relationship with God quietly guided her perseverance. She often couldn't wait to attend church at the Towanda Independent Baptist Church where many individuals assisted her and her family throughout her declining health. Barbara embraced the sanctity of life. She anxiously awaited new life with the arrival of her grandchildren and treasured the moments she shared with them as Nana. Barbara enjoyed taking her grandchildren to Julie's Diner in Troy for breakfast. She joyfully journeyed with others as they faced life's joys and hardships, healing and restoration. Barbara appreciated the life-giving beauty of tending to her flowers, sitting at the tranquil seashore, enjoying peaceful camping trips, and creating quilts from an array of fabric pieces. The community will dearly miss Barbara Jo VanNess Bailey. Barbara's living legacy will continue through those she dearly loved: Lloyd Bailey, her husband of 29 years; daughter, Trisha Lynn Wilkinson and husband Jon of Ridgebury, Pa.; son, Lloyd Jacob Bailey at home; grandson Owen William Wilkinson; granddaughter Ella Pearl Wilkinson; mother, Joan Ostrander and step-father, Harold "Sonny" Ostrander of Canton, Pa.; sister, Nancy (Dave) King of Florida; brothers, Pete (Robin) VanNess of Athens, Pa., Rodney VanNess, Ronald (Tammy) VanNess of Luthers Mills, Pa., and Donald (Gayle) VanNess of Mountain Lake, Pa.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Betty Bailey of Ulster, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Pat (Jack) Carr of Stevensville, Pa., and Sue (John) Raver of Littlestown, Pa.; brother-in-law, Brian (Helen) Bailey of Luthers Mills, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Al and Sharon Calkins, Linda Thorpe, Peggy Hughes, and Sandy Butters. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The celebration of Barbara's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Donn Hauser of the Towanda Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, as a tribute to Barbara's life-giving beauty. - Towanda Daily Review, September 26, 2010

Van NESS, GEORGE (SRGP 3781)
 George VanNess, 87, died Monday at 8 p.m. at the family home in Troy township, Pa.  He was the last surviving veteran of the Civil War in that vicinity.  Mr. FanNess enlisted in a company which was organized in Troy, Pa., and was commanded by the late Captain Elmer Backer of Troy and later a resident and banker in Elmira.  Mr. VanNess is survived by a daughter, Miss Emma VanNess of Troy.  The funeral will be held from the family home Thursday at 10 a.m.  The Rev. L. S. Basford will officiate.  The American Legion will conduct the committal service at the cemetery.

VAN KEUREN, KATE VAN NESS (SRGP 3788)
 Katherine VanNess, wife of the late Frank E. VanKeuren, died suddenly at her home in Troy last Friday morning.  She had been ill for a considerable time, having suffered a stroke several months ago, but lately had been so much better she was able to be out-of-doors.  Thursday she walked up town in the forenoon and again in the afternoon.  Katherine VanNess VanKeuren was born in Roseville, December 25, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter VanNess.  She attended Mansfield Normal and graduated in 1881 after which whe taught in the rural schools of this vicinity until her marriage to Frank E. VanKeuren, one of the editors of the Mansfield Advertiser.  With her parents and sister Minnie they lived in the VanNess homestead on South Main Street, now occupied by Thu VanNess.  Mr. and Mrs. VanKeuren built their home on East Main Street, the house now occupied by Mrs. Elias Horton, and later moved to the present home of Lewis Palmer.  They moved to Troy in 1904, where Mr. VanKeuren was editor and publisher of the Troy Gazette and Troy Register, which he combined.  On his death a few years ago, his son Ralph, purchased the paper and lived in Troy with his mother, lately in the Community Apartments, where Mrs. VanKeuren died.  Their daughter, helen, married Paul White, and at his death a few years ago, she became hostess of one of the clubs at Yale University.  Besides her son and daughter, she is survived by three brothers, Thu and henry, of Mansfield, and John of Troy.  Kate VanKeuren was always popular with the people with whom she came in contact and this popularity usually developed into a sincere friendship that lasted through the years.  She had a sparkling wit and keen sense of humor, and with it a sympathy and friendliness that won her many friends.  She was a member of various clubs during her residence in Mansfield, and in Troy was a member of the Progress Club and Os-co-hu D.A.R.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Troy, where her funeral was held Monday morning at ten o’clock, the Reverend Frederick W. Trumbore officiating.  The church looked attractive with the Christmas greens still in place and the colored flowers in front.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

VANNESS, WILLIAM V.,   Service for William V. VanNess, 51, 148 E. Main St., Canton, were held Monday, August 6, 1984 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose officiating.  The services were to be with military honors being accorded by Brooks Flick American Legion Post No. 49.  The interment was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Mr. VanNess died August 2, 1984 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  He was electrocuted while at work at the Lycoming Silica Sand Co., gravel plant in Horseheads. NY.  Mr. VanNess was born December 31, 1932 in E.Dallas, Pa., he is the son of Jack and Freda Cololeigh VanNess.  He was a foreman at Lycoming Silica Sand Co., Horseheads, NY, where he had been employed for 20 years.  He was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, the BrooksFlick American Legion Post No. 49, the Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 and the International Union of Operating Engineers No. 832.  Surviving are his wife of 14 years, the former Linday Reynard; two daughters, Paula G. VanNess, Ephrata, Pa, and Corinne M. VanNess, Canton; sons, Neil, Stevens, Pa and Lynn of Ft. Carson, Colorado; his mother and stepfather, Mr and Mrs. Rich Sweet; sister, Lois Crandell, Troy; brother, Max, brother Dale, Wilmington, Delaware. A number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.  The family gratefully declines flowers.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Moose Lodge building fund or a charity of one’s choice.  (TGR Aug. 9, 1984)

BONO G. VAN NOY
Bono G. VanNoy, RD 3, Troy, died August 31, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born March 22, 1905 in San Bernardino, CA, the son of Leon and Alice Gibbs Van Noy. He was a member of the East Smithfield Old Timers, of which he was secretary for 18 years. He was also a member of the East Troy Odd Fellows and the Eight Point Hunting Club in Canton. He was a former member of the Troy Lions Club, the Canton Moose, the Towanda and Elks Club and the Towanda Eagles. Mr. VanNoy also played slide trombone in the VanNoy family orchestra. He was a business partner with his father and brothers in Leon VanNoy and Sons and was a former owner of Bono's Coffee Shop. Mr. VanNoy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Orpha Chilson VanNoy; a brother, Jake VanNoy of Troy RD 3; special niece, Elouise Moore of Elmira; several other great nieces and nephews and three great-great grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Marilyn VanNoy in 1957, a brother Byron and sisters, Irene Gumbel and Viola Zook. Funeral services were held September 4 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Mauk officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, September 7, 1990)

VAN NOY, Bryce William Age 69, (SRGP 12189) of Waverly, NY, and Columbia Crossroads, PA, died on April 9, 2005 in Sayre, PA. Born July 8, 1935 in Troy, PA, the son of the late Howard and Gertrude Dewey VanNoy. A Memorial Mass will be con-celebrated Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly at 11:00 a.m. Bryce's family will gather for private committal services with Pastor Ron Hughes of Saint Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church Thursday following the Memorial Mass in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. An additional Memorial Service will be held in Bryce's hometown at the East Troy United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2005, with Pastor Francis Montgomery officiating. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Bryce's name to either the Blessed Trinity Choir and Music programs or to the Bradford County Humane Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.

BYRON B. VANNOY, 56 of East Troy died at the Troy Community Hospital on Sunday, March 1, 1964.  He was a lifelong resident of the East Troy community and was an equipment operator.  Mr. VanNoy was a member of the East Troy Methodist Church, the Union Grange, East Troy Hector Lodge of Odd Fellows, Canton Encampment, Trojan Lodge F. and A.M. No. 306, Towanda Scottish Rite bodies and a member of the Williamsport Consistory.  He was a past noble grand.  He is survived by his wife, Harriet Baker VanNoy; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Zook of York and Mrs. Archie Smith of Flora, Ill.; two brothers, Bono and Jake of East Troy and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy on Tuesday morning at 11:00 o’clock with the Re. Owen Barrett officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

EARL R. VANNOY, 92 of Mansfield died Aug. 29, 1985 at the Carleton Nursing Home in Wellsboro.  He was born Aug. 10, 1893 in Burlington Township the son of Milton and Hattie Spencer VanNoy.  Mr. VanNoy was a member of the First Christian Church of Alba and a retired farmer.  He is survived by a son, Raymond VanNoy of Mansfield; grandsons, William VanNoy, Byron VanNoy and Robert VanNoy all of Mansfield; granddaughters, Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY and Judy Householder of Somerville, NJ, Patricia Gilly of Stroudsburg and Cleone Schwierkert of Williamsport; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. VanNoy was preceded in death by his wife, Ora M. VanNoy in 1979 and by a son, Bob VanNoy in 1944.  The funeral service was held Saturday at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, with the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ATTORNEY F. DUANE VANNOY
Age 55, of RD 3, Troy, Pa. Friday, January 4, 1985. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Private funeral services at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Family will provide flowers. Contributions in Duane VanNoy’s name may be made to the I.C.U. at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. Survived by wife, Adrianne Scott VanNoy; daughter Regina Faye VanNoy at home, son, George Livingston VanNoy, father Leslie D. VanNoy, E. Troy, Pa. predeceased by mother, Faye VanNoy in March 1981; sister and brother in law Beverly and Ted Weaver, E. Troy., Pa. mother in law Alice Scott, Fountain Hills, AZ; niece, Mrs. Danny (Leslee) Wagner, Towanda, Pa.;nephew, Bradley Duane Weaver, State College, Pa.; aunts Mrs. Howard (Gertude)VanNoy, E. Troy, Mrs. Roland (Audrey) Shepard, Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Helen Dewey, Baltimore , MD; several sisters and brothers in law; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Faithful employee, Evelyn Hinderliter.

HOWARD J. VanNOY
Howard J. VanNoy, 92, Troy RD 3, died Thursday, November 1, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born July 31, 1898 in West Burlington Township, the son of William and Sarah VanNoy. He was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church. Mr. VanNoy was a retired farmer and also a former employee of the Warner Company of East Troy. He was a member of the East Troy Odd Fellows, Hector Lodge and West Burlington Union Grange. He was an avid bowler until the age of 85. Surviving are sons, Richard VanNoy, Etters, PA, Bryce VanNoy, Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Merriel) Hickok of Troy, Mrs. Lyle (Laureen) Wright of Canton; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Russell VanNoy of Troy; sister, Anna Voller of Troy; sisters-in-law, Audrey Shepard of Gaines, PA and Helen Dewey of Baltimore, MD; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude VanNoy, on September 30, 1988. Funeral services were held on November 4 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Mauk officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the East Troy United Methodist Church or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, November 8, 1990)

JACOB R. VANNOY, 91, East Troy, went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his loving family, at home, August 20, 2005.  Born on December 2, 1913, he was the son of the late Leon O. and Alice G. VanNoy.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the USS Tuscaloosa.  Upon his return, he operated the VanNoy Sawmill in East Troy, with his brothers.  He retired from the business in 1976.  He attended the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy and was a charter member of the VFW Post 8875 of Troy.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Doris V. (White) VanNoy, at home; sons Gary and wife Bonnie and Jake and wife Kathryn; daughters, Sharon Miller and husband Fred and Becky Craig and husband Ron; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; niece, Martha Brendle and husband Mike; and nephew, Ken Zook and wife Marlene.  In addition to his parents, his brothers, Byron and Bono; sisters, Viola and Irene; and two grandchildren preceded him in death.  The funeral service was held August 23 at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., Troy with the Rev. James Shay officiating.  Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors given by VFW Post No. 8875, Troy.  The family asks that memorials be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA or to Fellowship Bible Church, RR 2, Box 122A, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KENNETH G. VANNOY, 66, of Troy RD 3 died Saturday, July 18, 1987, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born March 22, 1921 in Troy, the son of Alfred and Nettie Larcom VanNoy.  Mr. VanNoy was employed as a truck driver and was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.  He was also a member of the Bradford County Oldtimers Association.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gladys Wilber VanNoy, and sons, Floyd VanNoy of Troy RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. Mary McKerrow of Horseheads, N.Y. and Mrs. Larry (Retta) Hoose of Muncy RD 4; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Charlene Colton of Troy RD and Doris Crawford of Sugar Run; stepmother Gertrude Greenough of Granville Summit.  He was predeceased by a twin brother Carlyle VanNoy.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy today from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Thigpen officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

VanNOY, LESLIE D.,    Leslie D. VanNoy, 83, of Troy, RD3, died October 19, 1987 at home.  Mr. VanNoy was born April 12, 1904 in West Burlington Township, the son of George and Henrietta Dunbar VanNoy.  He married Faye Dewey in 1927 and she predeceased him in March of 1981.  He was a retired engineer from the Pennsylvania Railroad and owned and operated heavy construction equipment and a dairy farm.  His general merchandise store was the only store in East Troy for a number of years until it burned in 1970.  He was past district deputy grand master of the IOOF and was a 32nd degree mason.  Mr. VanNoy was a lifelong member and former deacon of the East Troy Baptist Church.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ted Weaver of Troy RD3; daughter-in-law, Adrianne VanNoy of Troy RD3; grandchildren, Regina Faye VanNoy and George Livingston VanNoy II, both of East Troy; Mrs. Danny (Leslee) Wagner of Towanda; Bradley D. Weaver of State College; two great-grandchildren, Amy Wagner and Shawn Wagner.  He was predeceased by a son, Atty. F. Duane VanNoy in 1985.  Funeral services were held October 21 (2 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church.  (TGR Oct. 22,1987)

VanSYCKEL - Robert Emmett VanSyckel, whose health had been gradually giving way to leakage of the heart for ten years, died at the family home in Canton street at 3 last Friday afternoon, Mr. VanSyckel was a native of Philadelphia. He was born August 24, 1863. In 1875 his widowed mother moved to Canton, where he grew to manhood. On Dec. 16, 1891, he married Miss Josephine Pomeroy Mitchell, of Troy who survives. About 1894 they moved to Troy where the deceased became identified with the Pomeroy & Mitchell bank, now the First National, of which he was Vice-President when he withdrew from active business four years ago. He had long been a member of the Presbyterian church and of various Masonic bodies including the commandery. His geniality had won him a wide acquaintance and many friends. Besides his wife he leaves two children, Madeline who married last July to Dr. Oliver K. Reed of Philadelphia, and Robert E., who is a student at Jefferson medical college, Philadelphia, and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Parsons of Canton. The funeral was held at the home at 2 Monday afternoon, his pastor, the Rev. Edward P. Morse, officiating. Interment was in the Pomeroy-Mitchell vault in Glenwood cemetery.
TGR 1922

 

MAXWELL G. VanVEGHTEN
 Maxwell G. VanVeghten, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died June 24, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born September 30, 1907 he was the son of Fred and Gladys Gernert VanVeghten.  He was a retired farmer. Mr. Van Veghten is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Mason VanVeghten; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and George Page Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  They are: David Page and his wife, Denise and their children, Brandon and Denee; JoAnn Page and her husband, David Greenough; Jan Page and her husband, Paul Chaapel and their daughter, Gabrielle; George Page III and his wife Eileen and their children, Nicholas and Danielle. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy June 26 with the Rev. James Crupi officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Ambulance Building Fund, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 29, 1990)

 

VARNEY  H Mellville-aged 81,died Wednesday, October 15, 1947 at the family home in Coryland. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Kilgore, a son, Sydney Varney, both of Coryland; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Newland, Los Angeles, Cal, Mrs. Harry Campbell, East Smithfield, Mrs. Devan Beardslee, Wetona, Miss Carrie Varney, Elmira; three grandchildren. Funeral will be held Friday, October 17 at 2 pm at the family home in Coryland with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. C R Knight will officiate.

 

VARNEY -  H. Mellville Varney, aged 81, died Wednesday, October 16, 1947, at the family home in Coryland. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Kilgore, a son Sydney Varney both of Coryland; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Newland, Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Harry Campbell, East Smithfield, Mrs. Devan Beardslee, Wetona, Miss Carrie Varney, Elmira; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral will be held Friday, October 17 at 2 p.m. at the family home in Coryland with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. C. R. Knight will officiate.

 

VICKERY, Donald J.
Donald J. Vickery, 67, of Columbia Cross Roads, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1962.  Her owned and operated the Vickery Hatchery and Poultry Farm in Columbia Cross Roads and was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Community Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Laura Riggs Vickery; sister, Mrs. Lee Henry of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, Gerald of Troy.  Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Calling hours: Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Private funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Gordon Ridenour officiating.  Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

GERALD W. VICKERY, SR., 75 of Troy, Pa., for 30 years owner of the Vickery Funeral Home, died Wednesday, June 12, 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Vickery was born March 18, 1910 in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. the son of William and Carrie Jones Vickery.  He was a 1927 graduate of Troy High School and a 1931 graduate of Albright College.  On Aug. 16, 1937 he married Emma Janet Fanning, daughter of Minna Swain Fanning and David Fanning, a prominent lawyer and district attorney.  He was a graduate of mortuary school in Philadelphia in 1945.  He was the owner of Vickery Funeral Home in Troy for 30 years, having retired in 1975.  Mr. Vickery was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.  He was also a past president of the Tri-County Funeral Directors Association.  Mr. Vickery was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F. and A.M., the Sayre Elks Club, the Armenia Debating Club and the Wheel Inn Club.  He was an active sportsman, being a co-sponsor of the Calkins-Vickery softball and basketball teams.  Gerald Vickery Sr. was Bradford County coroner for 24 years.  He was county auditor in the 1930’s and was Republican County chairman for 10 years.  He is a member and past president of the Troy Lions Club and a past district governor of Lions District 14-G.  He was also a charter member of the Troy Lions and helped to start the minstrel shows, where he was a gifted showman as an endman.  Mr. Vickery entertained as a ventriloquist with his dummy, Oscar for many years throughout the area.  He is survived by his wife, Emma Janet Fanning Vickery; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sally Vickery of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Dean Kilborn of Ogdensburg, Pa., Suzanne and Darwin (Al) Albers of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, G. William Vickery III, Bruce Vickery, Melinda Kilborn, Deana Kilborn and Rebekah Kilborn, Kimberly Albers and Dee Ann Albers.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Area Ambulance Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

VICKERY - Suzanne Elizabeth Vickery Albers, born Sept. 20, 1941 in Elmira, N.Y., diedon Feb. 28, 2009 in her home in Atlanta, Ga.  Suzanne, the daughter of Gerald and Emma Vickery, grew up in Troy, Pa., alongside her brother Gerald "Jerry" Vickery and sister Carolyn (Carol) Vickery Kilborn. Suzanne "Susie" cheered her way through Troy High School, graduating in 1959.  Suzanne's career goals took her from her beloved Troy to Washington, D.C., where she met her future husband, Darwin "Al" Albers. They were married for 34 years until Al's passing in 2001.  She lived throughout the country, and abroad as a loving military wife and mother to Kim and DeeAnn. They settled in the Atlanta area upon Al's retirement. Her greatest retreat, however, was the time she spent with her family and friends at Mountain Lake, in Pennsylvania.  Suzanne was highly regarded for her outgoing personality, positive attitude, friendliness, love of caring for children, and devotion to her family. Whether walking her dog Sophie, or buying her Starbucks coffee, Suzanne never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Suzanne is survived by: her daughters, Kim Albers and DeeAnn Rogers; and her granddaughter: Grace Rogers, all of Atlanta, Ga.; her brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Sally Vickery of Troy, Pa.; brother-in-law: Dean Kilborn of Canton, Pa.; nephews and nieces, William "Bill" Vickery, Bruce and Sarah Vickery, Melinda "Mindy" Kilborn Weed and Ron Weed, Deanna Kilborn Leighton and Don Leighton, and Rebekah (Becky) Kilborn.  Suzanne's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at the Troy First United Methodist Church, with Reverend Richard Noggle officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to The Mountain Lake Association in care of Michelle Malone, 132 Overlook Drive, Horseheads NY 14845.  Reva Wagner, Daily Review, 04 May 2009.

VICKERY - HENRY, Mrs. Vera
 Age 71, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., suddenly, Tuesday, August 13, 1968 at the Bradford County Homemakers Camp, Camp Loyalsock, Forksville, Pa.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Friday 2 p.m., Rev. Ann Palmer and Rev. Owen Barrett.  Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Survived by brother, Gerald W. Vickery, Troy; two nieces; one nephew; several cousins.  She was the widow of the late E. Lee Henry; member of the Columbia Cross Roads Methodist Church; Past Worthy Matron of the Troy Maxwell Chapter No. 233 O.E.S.; Troy Music Club; Troy American Legion Auxiliary; OsCoHu Chapter of the D.A.R.

 

VICKERY William J. Vickery, for many years best known of the Columbia Cross Roads business men, died at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  He was agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad for several years and developed a fine business in feeds, coal, lumber and agricultural implements.  From 1912 to 1938 he was tax collector of Columbia Township.  TGR  1942 

 

VOSBURG  - WANITA VOSBURG BARRETT
 Wanita Louise (Vosburg) Barrett, age 79, of Troy, PA died on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. She was born on September 8, 1921 in Wetona, PA, the daughter of late James and Louise (Storch) Vosburg. Wanita and her late husband, Seymour Barrett, owned and operated the Ben Franklin Stores in Troy and Canton. She is survived by her daughter, Georgia (John) Ensminger of Ephrata, PA; son, Norman "Butch" Barrett of Troy, PA; grandson, Andrew Ensminger; brother, Bill (Elaine) Vosburg of Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY; brother-in-law, Rev. James (Betty) Barrett of Troy, PA; sisters-in-law, Hilda Barrett of Flagler Beach, FL and Doris Vosburg of East Smithfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her brothers, Delbert, Leslie, Leland and Vern Vosburg, brother-in-law, Rev. Allen Barrett. Private memorial services were held at the convenience of the family with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed in Wanita's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 88, West Pittston, PA 18643.

VROMAN Arminda DUNBAR WILTSE, 98, of Watkins Glen, NY died Friday, February 14, 1997 at Schuyler Hospital.  She was born May 25, 1898 in Granville, PA.  Mrs. Wiltse was the former owner of Dunbar Auto Parts and Wiltse’s Trailer Court.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Enos Dunbar and her second husband, Frederick Wiltse; her daughter, Marjorie Smith; her son, Walter Wayne Dunbar; her brother, Lewis Vroman; her sister, Mildred Wolcott and Rhea Cole.  She is survived by a sister Ruth Taylor of Watkins Glen; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church on February 17 with the Rev. J. Keith Kissell officiating and burial to be in Glenwood cemetery there.  Arrangements were by the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home in Watkins Glen.  Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church.

WAGONER Judith J. “Judy” SCHWEIGHART, 59, of Canton, PA (formerly of Troy), died on Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born on November 5, 1942, in Danville, IL, Judy was a daughter of the late Howard and Juanita (Mike) Wagoner.  On May 6, 1960, Judy married Lloyde James Schweighart in Westville, IL.  He died on February 15, 1994.  Together they shared 34 years and raised two daughters.  Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Windfall area and in 1987 they settled in Troy.  Judy’s life revolved around her family’s well being and caring for her home.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law; Shelia and Kevin May of Canton, PA; Shelley and Johnathan Hurburt also of Canton; grandchildren, Danielle (Chad) Deitrick, Melissa May, Jeremy Schweighart, Michelle Hurlburt and Dillan Hurlburt all of Canton, PA; great grandsons, Anthony and Jakob Deitrick; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and JoAnn Wagoner of Westfield, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her dog, Cinnamon.  In addition to her husband Lloyde, she was predeceased by her sister, Martha Murray, and two infant brothers.  Funeral services were held September 20 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Reverend Jasper Smith officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Judy’s name to the American Diabetes Association at 2040 Linglestown Street, suite 106 Harrisburg, PA 17110.

WAGONER –JUDITH J. ‘JUDY’ SCHWEIGHART, 59, of Canton (formerly of Troy) died on Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born on Nov. 5, 1942, in Danville, Ill., Judy was a daughter of the late Howard and Juanita (Mikle) Wagoner.  On May 6, 1960, Judy married Lloyde James Schweighart in Westville, Ill.  Her beloved Lloyde died on Feb. 15, 1994.  Together they shared 34 years and raised two daughters.  Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Windfall area and in 1987 they settled in Troy.  Judy’s life revolved around her family’s well-being and caring for her home.  She was an avid bingo player and in earlier years enjoyed bowling, Judy also loved her shopping trips and was especially pleased when finding a bargain.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Kevin May of Canton and Shelley and Jonathan Hurlburt of Canton; five grandchildren, Danielle (Chad) Deitrick of Canton, Melissa May of Canton, and Jeremy Schweighart, Michelle Hurlburt and Dillan Hurlburt, all of Canton; two great-grandsons, Anthony and Jakob Deitrick; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and JoAnn Wagoner of Illinois; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her faithful dog, Cinnamon.  In addition to her husband, Lloyde, she was predeceased by her sister, Martha Murray and two infant brothers.  The family invites friends to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  A private burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Judy’s name to the American Diabetes Association at 2040 Linglestown St., Suite 106 Harrisburg, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WALCHESKI –BERTHA ELSBREE, 67 RD 1, Troy died November 23, 1988 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Born January 21, 1921 in Armenia Twp., she was the daughter of John and Anna Kutz Walcheski.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy.  She also belonged to the Columbia Grange.  Mrs. Elsbree was formerly employed at Eureka Co., Troy.  Survivors include her husband, George Elsbree; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, John and Donna Elsbree of Troy RD 1; three step-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Herman (Rose) Seeley, Canton and Clara Walcheski, Towanda; brother, Frank Walcheski of Canton; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Esther Everts, Troy RD 1; Hila Walcheski, Troy RD 1 and Grace Walrath, Milan.  Mrs. Elsbree was predeceased by three brothers, Theodore, John and Vincent.  Funeral services were held November 27 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Troy.  –Troy Gazette-Register

WALDRON Alfred - Local News)  Following an illness of three weeks, Alfred Waldron, a respected resident of Troy form many years, expired at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Theodore Waldron on Elmira street, aged 85 years.  By his death the community loses a citizen of sterling character, and the Presbyterian church its oldest member in years and membership, the latter dating from 1851.  He was a native of Bristol, R. I., which was the home also of his wife, Mercy Baity Waldron.  The deceased was the last of his family, his wife and two children have preceded him to the other shore.  The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Waldron at 2 Monday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1912

EDWARD WALKER (SRGP 65788)
Troy, Pa., April 25—Edward Walker of Sullivan Township died Thursday afternoon at the Blossburg Hospital of heart trouble, aged fifty years. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Ernest of Troy and Chester at home. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Seymour Barrett of Tioga officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Troy. (handwritten on article Apr. 24, 1924)

AUSTIN L. WALLACE, SR., age 79 of Troy RR 3 died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Philadelphia, the son of Richard and Mary Hunter Wallace Sr.  He was a Phi Beta Kappa, Temple University, in Philadelphia, until he was drafted into the Army during his junior year.  His four years in the Army included active duty in North Africa and Italy.  He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Trojan Masonic lodge No. 306 F&AM; a member of the Williamsport Shrine; and a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees.  He was a member of Friends of Bradford County Library, past president of the French Azilum, and a dedicated member and past president of the Troy Rotary Club.  He was a member of the East Smithfield VFW and sponsored softball teams in the area and was an avid gardener, traveler, Civil War buff, lover of Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Benchley and Thomas Wolfe.  He owned and operated Wallace Roofing Co. in West Burlington, Pa. from 1950 to 1980.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years. Dorothy Essenwine Wallace; son, Austin L. Wallace Jr., of West Burlington; daughter, Paula W. Paro, of Dallas, Texas; and brothers, Richard Wallace of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles Wallace of Denver, Colo.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frederick Turner and the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Pallbearers will be Donald Brown, Joseph Kozak, Marshall Case, Robert Hettich, Douglas Paro and Gerald Allen.  Honorary pallbearer will be his adopted nephew, Sgt. Philip Dykeman with the U.S. Marines.  Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Donald Raffensperger, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, Pa. or Bradford Co. Library, RR 3, Box 130, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WANDELL Marty Richard (Rick)
died on Wednesday, June 19, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital due to complications of diabetes and heart failure. Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. located at 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA, on Sunday, June 22, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and also on Monday, June 23, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in Glennwood Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2008.

WANDELL - Marty Richard Wandell (Rick) died on Wednesday, June 19, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital due to complications of diabetes and heart failure. Rick attended Litchfield Elementary School and graduated from Athens High School. He loved to fish, garden, working with wood, carving and cooking hot stuff. He also loved the NY Yankees.   He is predeceased by his parents Merritt Eugene Wandell and Millie Wiggins Wandell; his brothers Sam Wandell, William Franklin Wandell (at birth) and sisters Donna Wandell, and Tonya Zanobia Wandell (at birth).  Rick is survived by his sons Jason and Crystal Wandell of Sayre, PA and Derrick Wandell of Sayre, PA ; his granddaughters Kiersten, Mara, and Emily Wandell; his siblings Clyde and Marcia Wandell of Waverly, NY, Keith Wandell of Sayre, PA, Pam Ralston of Ohio, Darlene and Tom Horton of Athens, PA, Daryl and Carol Wandell of Waverly, NY, Linda and Ken Clark of Chemung, NY, Candy Wandell of Waverly, NY, Carmen Wandell of Rhode Island, Kim Wandell of Sayre, PA; close cousins, George, Charles (Chuck) and Dennis Wandell all from the Valley area, former wife Karen of Sayre, PA, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. located at 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 1 pm to 3pm and also on Monday June 23, 2008 from 1 pm - 2 pm.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 pm with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in the Glennwood Cemetery.

H. BURTON WARD, 82 died February 5, 1990 at home in Merritt Island, FL.  Mr. Ward was born in Jersey Shore a son of Frank and Nellie Ward.  He resided in Troy most of his life and moved to Canton 15 years ago.  He was a retired sales representative and District Manager for Acme Visible Records of Crozet, VA.  Mr. Ward was a member of the Elks Lodge, Towanda, the Merritt Island Moose Lodge and a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Cocoa, FL.  Survivors include his wife Evelyn Krise Ward, Canton and Merritt Island; son, James Herrington, Fairfax, VA; daughters, JoAnn McNett, Columbia Cross Roads, Ursula Fox, Troy, Sandra Herrington, Planation, FL, Caroline Midgett, Bel Air, MD, Adelaide Hewitt, San Diego, CA; sister, Bessie Basford, Jersey Shore; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were under the direction of Brevard Memorial Funeral home, Frontenac, FL.  Donations in Mr. Ward’s memory may be made to Brevard Hospice, PO Box 560965, Rockledge, FL or to the American Cancer Society, 517 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)

WARD Julia - WILKINSON, JULIA BROWN,    Julia Brown Wilkinson, 76, of Troy, Pa died October 6, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born August 9, 1911 in Troy, the daughter of Clarence and Olive Mills Ward.  She is survived by her husband, Rodney Wilkinson; sons, Ted Brown of RD, Troy, Ralph Brown of Troy, Jack Brown of Troy; daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Shirley) Johnson of Ulster, Pa and Mrs. John (Olive) Campbell of Smithfield, PA;13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Jean Brown in 1941.  Calling hours were to beheld at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, October 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials may be directed to Troy American Legion Auxiliary, c/o Bernice Nash, Troy, Pa.  (TGR Oct 8, 1987)
14902-0588. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 30, 2010

WARD - BROWN, Norma (Ward)
Norma (Ward) Brown, 83, of Coryland, PA, died
on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was the loving wife of the late H. Corey Brown who died
on November 18, 2008. The couple married on November 21, 1945 and had 62 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10:00-11:00 AM on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Coryland Church, beyond the crossroads in Coryland, PA. The memorial service to honor Norma's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday morning at the church with Pastor Myra Goss officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA has been entrusted with arrangements. Norma was born on October 1, 1926 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, daughter of the late Clarence and Grace (Hagerman) Ward. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1944, where she was Salutatorian. Norma and Corey were long time farmers in Coryland, and in latter years, she and Corey spent much of their time helping maintain the Troy Fair grounds. She was a faithful member of the Coryland Church and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Norma is survived by her sons, Gary L. (Denise) Brown of Dover, DE, and Wendell C. Brown of Coryland, PA; her daughter Kathleen B. (Lawrence) Marynak of Cary, NC; her grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Amy (Brett) Marynak Merrick, Kristy Marynak, and great-grandson Paul Lawrence Merrick; along with several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband Corey, sister Nona (Ward) Campbell, and brother Clifton Ward preceded Norma in death. Memorial contributions may be made in Norma's memory to the Coryland Church, RR 3 Box 38C, Columbia Crossroads, PA 16914. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 3, 2010

WARD, Suzanne Mae Ward and she died Nov. 3, 1946 in Elmira, NY.
Ross, Mrs. Dean-57, of Troy died Sunday afternoon Nov. 3. She is survived by her husband; her mother, Olive Ward of Troy; two daughters, Mrs. James Kenyon and Emma Ross of Troy; two sisters, Nellie Crance of Elmira, Pauline Mogridge and Julia Brown of Troy; three brothers, John of Corning, and Wilson and Leon of Troy. The body was removed to the Soper funeral home where services will be held Wednesday, Nov 6 at 2:30 pm. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Rev. Arthur Morey officiating.

WARD - Ross, Mrs. Dean- aged 57, died Sunday afternoon, Nov 3, 1946. She is survived by her husband; her mother, Olive Ward; two daughters, Mrs. James Kenyon and Emma Ross; 3 sisters, Nellie Crance, Elmira, Pauline Morgridge and Julia Brown, Troy; three brothers, John, Corning, Wilson and Leon, Troy; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held in the Soper Funeral Home Wednesday Nov 6 at 2:30 pm. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, Rev. Arthur Morey officiated.

WARD - MATTER, ANNE WARD,    Anne Ward Matter, 92, of New York City, formerly of Troy, died March 22, 1987 in New York, at the home of her daughter, Betty York.  She was born January 27, 1895 in Jersey Shore, PA, the daughter of Frank and Cornelia Strait Ward.  Mrs. Matter was a member of the Troy DAR.  She is survived by a daughter, Betty York of New York City.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy,  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR March 26, 1987)

CLIFFORD J. ‘CLIFF’ WARD, 79, died
October 23, 2004, at his residence in Armenia Township of Troy.  Born on December 28, 1924, in Troy, he was the son of the late James and Bertha (Herda) Ward.  He was employed by Bradford Manor for 33 years; he worked 10 years there as a farmer and 23 years in the Maintenance Department and retired in 1984 as Maintenance Supervisor.  Mr. Ward was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.  He was a faithful member of Bakerburg Community Church and served on their board of trustees.  He enjoyed football along with many other sports and loved to feed the wild animals that came into his back yard.  Surviving are his wife, Audrey L. (Clark) Ward, Troy to whom he was married for 54 years; son, Steven Ward, West Enfield, ME; daughter, Connie L. Beal, Orlando, FL; grandsons, Matthew and Travis Ward, both of Alexandria, VA; brother, Paul Ward and wife Phyllis; Troy; sisters, Janet Terry and Carl, Canton; Dorothy Drisebaugh, Troy.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, James Flannagan and a sister, Betty Carlson.  A funeral service was held October 26th at the Vickery Funeral Home with Pastor David Dressler, of the Bakerburg Community Church, officiating.  Burial will be private in Glenwood Cemetery, troy.  Memorial contributions can be made to The Missionary fund at Bakerburg Community Church, Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

H. (HARRY) BURTON WARD
 H. (Harry) Burton Ward, who was born April 27, 1907, died February 5, 1990 at Merritt Island, FL. A great-great grandson of Hiram Case and son of Cornelia Strait and Frank Ward of Troy Township, he was a graduate of Troy High School and Temple University.  As co-founder and vice-president of Acme Visible Records, he retired to Troy and later moved to Canton. He is survived by his last wife, Evelyn Krise Herrington Ward; daughter, JoAnn Ward McNett and her four children; older sister, Bessie Ward Basford; niece, Betty Matter York; many step-children and step-grandchildren. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, March 8, 1990)

Jesse L. WARD, age 89 of Mosherville, Pa., Wednesday, March 11, 1964. He was a retired farmer. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Winfield Bourne of Bourne Mills, Pa., Mrs. Harold Lane of Ulster RD 2, Mrs. George Bourne of Sayre; sons George of Granville Summit, Pa., James of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Mrs. Etha Barrett of Mosherville; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Owen Barrett, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

WARD - LUELLA J. MORSE
 Luella J. Morse, 61, of Troy, PA, died Wednesday, November 9, 1994. She was born in Burlington on February 17, 1933, the daughter of Merritt and Elizabeth Ward. She is survived by a son, Michael Morse of Washington, DC; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle (Mickey) and her husband Micki Slingerland of Kingsport, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Tammy Morse of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Clarence Messing of Pine City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jane Ward of NC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tom and Marilyn Calkins of Troy, Ed and Barbara Morse of Troy, Bruce and Carolyn Morse of Elmira, NY and Joyce Grose of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Brendan Morse and Damian and Blair Slingerland; several nieces and nephews. Luella was predeceased by her husband, John (Bud) Morse; parents, Merritt and Elizabeth Ward; and a brother, Russell Ward. The Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate at a graveside service for the family at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 175 Pine St., Williamsport, PA 17701. (TGR, Thursday, November 17, 1994)

WARD –MADOLIN W. SANDERSON, 50, Roaring Branch RD 1, died May 19, 1989 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Mrs. Sanderson was born April 27, 1939 at Endicott, NY, a daughter of Archie and Matilda Burgess Ward.  She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church, Buffalo, NY.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Sandra) Grover, Gillett RD 1, Ms. Linda Pyles, Canton, Ms. Sharon Dunbar, LeRaysville; three sisters, Mrs. Lucretia Watson, Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Norma Hollenback, Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Ona Brasington, Troy; a brother, Albert Ward, Appalachian, NY; six grandchildren; father-in-law, Alfred Wilber, Canton RD2.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Troy, and Rev. Herbert Punchard, retired Baptist minister, officiating.  Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

WARD Steven Clifford Ward

age 61, of Troy, Pa., died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at his home.  Steven was the son of Clifford and Audrey (Clark) Ward. He was a retired Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. Steven was employed by Dan Slaymaker as a farm hand. He was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church. Steven enjoyed farm animals, his dog, Keesha, fishing and cutting wood. Steven is survived by his mother, Audrey; two sons, Matthew and Travis Ward; a sister, Connie Beal of Groveland, Fla.; and his dog, Keesha. He was predeceased by his father, Clifford Ward, and a nephew, Jame.  Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013. at the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, Pa. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa., with full military honors.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., to assist with funeral expenses.  Towanda Daily Review – June 30, 2013

 

WARD, WAYNE J.,   Wayne J. Ward, 84, of Gillett, PA died July 22, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born September 1, 1902 in Springfield Township, the son of Milton and Laura Whipple Ward.  He was a retired farmer of 44 years, past director of the Farmers’ Union Feed Store in Troy, director of Springfield Township School Board for 32 years, member and past president of the Troy Area School Board, past director of the Bradford and Sullivan Farmers’ Association, member and past president of the Big Pond Lions Club.  Mr. Ward was a substitute mail carrier of Gillett RD1 for 32 years and a director of the Tri-County Rural Electric Company for 26 years.  He was a member of Berrytown Wesleyan Church and served many years as its treasurer.  He was a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F. and A.M., a member of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261, member of the Towanda Lodge of Perfection and the Williamsport Consistory.  Mr. Ward was a member of the Gillett Grange and was a real estate salesman since 1964.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Olive Miller Ward; daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Crandle of Bentley Creek, PA, and Mrs. James (Janice) Cameron of Millersville, MD; brother, Kenneth Ward of Gillett; sister, Mrs. Lewis (Kathleen) Canfield of Mansfield; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held July 25 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Victor Gallipi and Rev. David Larson officiating with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Medical Center, Heart Transplant Department.  (TGR Aug. 6, 1987)

ALLEN V. WARNER, 68 of 385 East Main St., Troy died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1993 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Feb. 4, 1925 the son of the late Victor Warner and Beatrice Warner Wolfe.  He was retired from Levalley McLeod.  Mr. Warner was a member of the Troy Fire Department, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Wheel Inn Club.  He married Doris (Judy) Taber on Aug. 11, 1944.  Mr. Warner is survived by his wife, Doris (Judy) Warner; daughter and son-in-law, Alana and Walter Dewey of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lenora Warner of Troy; mother and step-father, Beatrice Warner Wolfe and Walter Wolfe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and George Murray of Towanda and Jean and Alfred Zyga of North Carolina; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Victor Warner.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. with a private funeral to follow with the Rev. George Durie officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Fire Department of Guthrie Home Care, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD O. WARNER SR., 74 of RR 3, Troy died Saturday, April 13, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital after a lingering illness.  He was born June 7, 1921, East Troy, the son of Orrin Daniel and Merle Greenough Warner.  He married Lorraine Bailey on Aril 5, 1943.  Gerald was active in many organizations.  He attended Syracuse University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity.  He was a veteran of World War II, where he was a flight instructor in the Army Air Force. He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49.  Mr. Warner founded Warner Tractor and Equipment Inc. in 1945 and celebrated his 50th year in business in 1995.  He was a past president of the Troy Rotary Club and the Pennsylvania Farm Dealers Association.  In 1958, he was a master Mason with the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM.  He served on the boards of the Robert Packer Hospital and Star Savings and Loan Bank.  Gerald most enjoyed the family tradition of 120 years of Warner Taffy at the Troy Fair and was devoted to caring for that tradition, which was started by George Warner, his grandfather in 1876.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Lorraine Bailey Warner; seven children, Bonnie Kerno of Fort Collins, CO, Dawn (Charles) Debach of Troy, Gerald Jr. of Troy, Sally (James) Sholy of Lebanon, PA, David (Barbara) Warner of Troy and Mary Beth (John) Newhart of Troy; 17 grandchildren, Tina Gideon of Texas, Lisa VanNoy of New Mexico, Garon Michael of California, Robyn Valdez of Colorado, Daniel VanNoy of Colorado, Joy Debach of New Jersey, Melissa Debach of Florida and Anthon Warner, Gerald Warner, Matthew Sholly, Ann Sholly, Kent (Mary) Warner, Brian Warner, Rachel Warner, Benjamin Warner, Todd Warner and Carolyn Warner all of Pennsylvania.  He was predeceased by his loving step-mother, Marian Besley Warner and by three grandchildren, an infant girl VanNoy, Michael Stephen VanNoy and Stephen Gerald Debach.  The funeral service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Monday April 15, 1996 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Barrett officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Area Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WARNER - Daily Review
Irene (Warner) Joralemon, (SRGP 59152) age 98, went to her repose to await the calling of our Lord on Wednesday, June 16, 2004. She was surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter, Sara Hogg, in Elmira, N.Y. Irene had been a long-time resident of Columbia Cross Roads. Born Dec. 13, 1905, in Wells Township, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Maude (Sweely) Warner.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Joralemon, in 1966; a sister, Doris, in 1918; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and John Weser; brothers and sisters-in-law Louis and Ruth Warner and Stanley and Mary Warner; a son-in-law, Joseph Hogg; and a great-grandson, Brandon George. She is survived by her daughters, Delores (Merritt) Becker of Millerton, Pa., and Sara Hogg of Elmira, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, Barbara and Jon Elder, Melissa, Bryson and Joshua Clark, Jon and LeAnne Becker, Blair and Erik, Nancy and Don Clar, Megan, Karen and Tim Konsowitz, John and Joel, Linda George, Sara and Melanie, Susan and Roger Kipferl, James and Jennifer, Joan and Bill Hughes, and Samantha and Adam; and also many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a teacher for several years in Franklin and Wells townships; a farm owner and operator with her husband, Paul, for 27 years; and a tax collector of 20 years for Columbia Township.  She was a lifetime member of Coryland Baptist Church and a member of Columbia Crossroads Birthday Club for many years. Irene enjoyed playing piano, quilting, sewing, caning chairs, knitting, reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, family gatherings and watching baseball, among many other things. Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Sunday, June 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following visitation at the funeral home at 2 p.m. The Rev. Duane Johnson and the Rev. Charles Root will officiate. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's memory may be directed to Baptist Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Karlene Shimko, RR2, Gillett, Pa. 16925, or to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

WARNER - GRINNELL, Myrtle,
 Mrs. Myrtle Grinnell, of Wolf Hollow, near Snedikerville, Pa., died Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 1936.  Surviving are her husband, Lorenzo; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Jennings of Jobs Corners and Mrs. Raymond Youmans of Mansfield; a son Russell, of Gillett; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Luddington, of Sylvania; two brothers, Carol Warner at home and Merville Warner of Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Moon of Lakemont, N.Y. and Mrs. Charles Reldy of Elmira and Mrs. Glenn Barrett of Wolfe Hollow; and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey E. Crippen of Tioga and the Rev. Glenn Dewey of Sullivan officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

WARNER Pearl W. BARRETT, age 84 of Tioga RD 2, formerly of Coryland, Pa., Friday October 17, 1975, at the Green Nursing home, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles root. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Survived by husband, Glenn S. Barrett of Tioga, Pa.; daughters Mrs. Charles (Rhea) Bryant of Elmira, Mrs. Walter (Vera) Hall of Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Henry (Geraldine) Gray of Horseheads; son Rev. Glenn W. Barrett of Dayton, Ohio; sister Mrs. Fred (Lela) Moon of Dundee, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 50 year member of the Columbia & Wells Baptist Church, 50 year member of the Troy Grange, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Barrett celebrated 58 years of marriage Feb. 14, 1975.

WATKINS - EDITH W. ROBBINS (SRGP 13907)
 Edith W. Robbins, 80, of John St., Troy, PA died Tuesday, December 6, 1994 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born May 5, 1914 in Clarks Summit, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Stanton Watkins. She was employed by the Troy Community Hospital for over four decades and performed volunteer nurses' duties throughout the Troy area. She was on the committee for the Troy Community Hospital's successful $500,000 building fund campaign in 1974. Edith was very active in Eastern Star.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Canton Chapter No. 71; a past worthy matron; a past district deputy; and she was appointed grand representative to North Dakota. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy. Edith is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ray Robbins; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Wayne Volpe of Waverly, NY; granddaughters, Julie Rae and Beth Ann of Waverly, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Newland, and a grandson, Alex Volpe. A memorial service was held at the First Methodist Church of Troy December 10 with the Rev. James Barrett officiating and burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  A memorial service was held by the Order of the Eastern Star, Canton Chapter No. 71 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 9. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947; of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing Education Fund, c/o Guthrie Healthcare Systems, Development Department, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. (TGR, Thursday, December 15, 1994)

WATKINS -   The Past Matrons of the eastern Star will have a memorial service for Edith ROBBINS at Glenwood Cemetery Sautrday, June 17 at 1:30 pm.  Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, June 15, 1995

WATKINS - Edward E. Watkins, aged 71 and one of the better known farmers of the Austinville section, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, July 13, 1948, at his home. He had not been in the best of health for some time. He was a man of pleasing personality and had many friends in this section. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Monroe Watkins, a daughter, Mrs. Hugh McCarty, Elmira; two sons, Harold of Hornell, N.Y. and Robert, Austinville. Funeral service will be held from his late home this Friday afternoon at 2:30 DST, Rev Allen Sours and Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery here.

HOWARD E. WATKINS, 62, of Troy RD 2, died Monday, May 9, 1988 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, after an extended illness.  Howard “Pappy” was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Columbia Cross Roads, the son of Edgar and Anna Trask Watkins.  Howard operated his farm at Troy RD 2 from 1943-1972.  From 1972 he was co-owner of Columbia Cross Roads Equipment.  His main joys in life were respect to God, great love for his family and dedication to his work.  He is survived by his wife of e3 years, Edith Case Watkins; daughters: Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Garrison of Troy, Judy Tarbox of Savona, N.Y. and Virginia Ayers of Milan; son, Howard M. Watkins of Troy RD 2; father, Edgar Watkins of Troy; sisters; Marie Decker of Towanda, Wanda Yanchuk of Troy, Elizabeth Newhart of Troy, Muriel Shaylor of Troy, Jean Fuller of Williamsport; brothers; William Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads and James Watkins of Columbia Cross Roads; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends.  He was predeceased by his mother, Ann T. Watkins in April 1974 and a sister Mary Belle in June 1928.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy this evening from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral with ministers Thomas Clarke, Robert Flippo and Ralph Miller officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.   –Towanda Daily Review.

WATKINS, Ida Belle  DeFOREST     (SRGP 09548)                                                                                                           – (LOCAL NEWS – Friday, May 23, 1913)—A large number of mourning friends were in attendance at the interment of the remains of Mrs. David DeForrest in Glenwood cemetery Sunday afternoon. A special hearse was brought from Elmira to convey the metallic enclosed casket from the receiving vault to the family plot. The grave which was bricked up, was lined with evergreens and carnations. The committal service was read by the Rev. Edward P. Morse of the First Presbyterian church in Glenwood cemetery. TGR1913

LESLIE B. WATKINS
 Leslie B. Watkins, 31, Rochester, NY, died Friday, January 7, 1994. Les was a 1980 graduate of Brockport (NY) High School and a member of the football team. He is survived by father, Lester Watkins Jr. of Rochester; mother, Sylvia Watkins of Honeoye, NY; brothers, Wesley Watkins of Webster, NY, Gregory Watkins of Rochester; paternal great-grandmother, Lena Schoonover of Troy, PA; two nieces and one nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial graveside services were held May 14 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA.  Arrangements were by DiPonzio Funeral Home in Rochester, NY. (TGR, Thursday, May 19, 1994)

LESLIE B. WATKINS
 Leslie B. Watkins, 31, Rochester, NY, died Friday, January 7, 1994 as the result of an auto accident. Les was a 1980 graduate of Brockport, NY High School and a member of the football team. He is survived by his father, Lester Watkins JR. of Rochester; mother, Sylvia Watkins of Honeoye, NY; brothers, Wesley Watkins of Webster, NY and Gregory Watkins of Rochester; paternal grandmother, Lena Schoonover of Troy; nieces, Shauna and Kelsey; nephew, Jason; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held January 12 at the DiPonzio Funeral Home Inc., Rochester, NY with spring interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA. Memorials may be sent to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506 in his memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 13, 1994)

LESTER L. WATKINS
 Lester L. Watkins Sr., 76, of Elmira Street in Troy, died Saturday, March 28, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born May 14, 1915 at Mansfield, PA, the son of Albert and Lila Brown Watkins. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy and was employed 30 years with McClure Ford Motor Company in Troy.  Mr. Watkins was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by son, Lester L. Watkins Jr. of Rochester, NY; son and daughter-in-law, William and Hazel Watkins of Troy RR 2; daughter, Beverly Carroll of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and David West of Troy; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Neva Balzano of Rochester; mother-in-law, Lena Schoonover of Troy; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian L. Watkins, in 1984 and brother, Burdette Watkins, in 1970. Funeral services were held April 1 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Baptist Church or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, April 2, 1992)

WATKINS -Marie Y. Corey, (SRGP 46205) age 77 of Troy RD 3, Pa., Wednesday, May 7, 1975. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Roger Burgner, Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Survived by husband, Harry B. Corey, Sr.; daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Sandra) Schell of Susquehanna, Pa., Mrs. Arthur (Patricia) Shoemaker of Elmira, Mrs. Philip (Barbara) Lockwood of Dallas, Texas, son Harry B. Corey, Edward Watkins of Troy, Pa.; l4 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church where she belonged to the W.S.C.S. and W.C.T.U.; Troy Senior Citizens, Troy Grange No. 182; Troy American Legion Auxiliary.  Mr. and Mrs. Corey celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary Oct. 30, 1974.

 THAD J. WATKINS (SRGP 20383)
Austinville, Pa.—Thad J. Watkins, 55, a local merchant, died Thursday evening, Mar. 7, 1935. Surviving are his wife Mary Garrison Watkins; a daughter Mrs. Frank Hayes of Sylvania; two sisters Mrs. Carrie Johnson of Troy and Mrs. Charles Hartman of Beaver Falls, Pa., and five grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at the home Saturday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Claude Shaffer of the Sylvania Church of Christ. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

ROBERT E. WATKINS (SRGP 09600) SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES
Death Due to Pulmonary Embolism - Injuries sustained on Saturday evening, October 23, 1948, when a tractor overturned on him, caused the death of Robert E. Watkins, 29, on Friday evening last, October 29, 1948, in the Troy Community Hospital here. He was a prisoner beneath the tractor until Sunday morning and suffered greatly from exposure. A post mortem examination revealed the embolism. He sustained a very bad gouge in his leg and multiple bruises but his injuries were not thought to be of fatal nature. He seemed to improve slightly through the week but a relapse came about 5 p.m. Friday and he died soon after. Drs. Couch and Brown announced that a femoral vein thrombosis had formed a blood clot, which finally lodged in his heart.   He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Beals Watkins; two daughters, Joan Irene and Linda Jean; one son Eddie Robert, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Watkins of Austinville; a sister Mrs. Irene McCarty of Elmira; one brother, Harold Watkins of Boliver, N.Y. Funeral services were held from his late home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Allen Sours, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery here.

BOB WATKINS BADLY HURT BY TRACTOR - Is Pinned Beneath All Night - Bob Watkins, well known young farmer and son of the late Edward E. Watkins and Mrs. Watkins, Austinville, suffered an accident with the farm tractor Saturday evening and was pinned beneath it. The accident occurred near a bridge about a mile from his home. After turning around on the bridge, the machine ran up on a bank, overturned and Watkins was caught. His legs were pinned to the ground, a huge hole gouged out of the left leg and the leg horribly crushed and bruised. Although a searching party was organized, he was not found until morning. He was rushed to the Troy Community Hospital, where he is resting as well as possible. It is not thought that he will lose a limb.

JAY C. WATSON, age 91 of Bakercrest Home for the Elderly, Millerton, PA died Saturday, January 10, 1998 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  He was born August 17, 1906 in Gillett, PA a son of David and Frances (Haven) Watson.  Jay was one of 11 children.  Jay worked many years as a dairy farmer and was later employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for eight years.  He is survived by a sister, Florence Ayers of Gillett, PA.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 13 with the Rev. Ivan Mathewson, pastor of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  –Troy Gazette-Register

NELSON R. WATSON
Nelson R. Watson, 94, of RD 3, Troy, died Saturday, December 15, 1990 at the Bradford County Manor. He was formerly of Canton. Mr. Watson was born April 5, 1896 in Louisa County, Virginia. Mr. Watson pursued various careers; logger, coal miner on Barclay Mt., blacksmith, cattle groomer for the late Robert Slingerland Sr., employed at the former Troy Meat Plant and as a milk hauler for the former Troy Dairy. He then entered dairy farming, retiring in 1969 when he sold his farm to his son, Walter. He was one of the few remaining World War I Army veterans in Bradford County. Mr. Watson was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49 and the Log Cabin Hunting Club on South Mountain in Canton Township. Mr. Watson had the distinction of being a member of one of the first Boy Scouts Troops in the United States (Troy). Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Rose Lee Watson; a son, Walter of Troy; half-brothers, Joseph Harrison of Washington,  DC and Edward Harrison, MD; 12 grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Anna Watson, Elmira, NY; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Watson was predeceased by his first wife, Helen P. Watson in 1964 and a son, Raymond in 1986. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on December 18 with the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Brooks-Flick American Legion Post 49 were to accord military honors. (TGR, Thursday, December 20, 1990)

NELSON R. WATSON, 94 of RD 3 Troy died Saturday, Dec. 15, 1990 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was formerly of Canton, Pa.  Mr. Watson was born April 5, 1896 in Louisa County, Virginia.  At the age of 7 he moved to Bradford County and resided there until his death.  During his lifetime, Nelson pursued many various careers.  He was a logger, coal miner on Barclay Mountain, blacksmith, cattle groomer for the late Robert Slingerland Sr., employed at the former Troy Meat Plant and as a milk hauler for the former Troy Dairy.  He then entered into dairy farming, retiring in 1969 when he sold his farm to his son, Walter.  He was one of the few remaining World War I Army veterans in Bradford County.  Mr. Watson was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49 and the Log Cabin Hunting Club on South Mountain in Canton Township.  He had the distinction of being a member of one of the first Boy Scout Troops in the United States (Troy).  Nelson was an avid horseman.  Surviving Nelson is his wife, Rose Lee Watson.  The Watsons celebrated their 15 wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 1990.  Other survivors include a son, Walter, Troy; two half-brothers, Joseph Harrison of Washington, D.C. and Edward Harrison, Maryland; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Alice Watson, Elmira, N.Y. and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Watson was predeceased by his first wife, Helen P. Watson on Dec. 15, 1964 and a son Raymond Watson on May 4, 1986.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Pa. on Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Herbert T. Punchard officiating.  The Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49 will accord military honors.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Troy)

WATKINS Robert Edward-29, of Austinville, died Friday evening at the Troy Community hospital as a result of injuries received last Sunday in a tractor accident at his home. Mr. Watkins was taken to the hospital suffering from a fracture and lacerations of he left leg and shock after the tractor he was riding overturned, pinning him beneath it. His injuries were not believed serious at first and his death came as a great shock to the entire community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Beals Watkins; two daughters, Joan Irene and Linda Jean; one son, Eddie Robert, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Watkins of Austinville; a sister, Mrs. Irene McCarty of Elmira; one brother, Harold Watkins of Boliver, NY. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Rev. Allen Sours officiating with burial in Glenwood cemetery, Troy.
 

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