Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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MRS. WM. S. BULL OF CANTON DIES
Canton, Oct. 11—Mrs. William S. Bull, aged 66, died Sunday morning at her Troy Street home. She was a native of Wells Township. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. James Innes and Harold of Canton, Howard of Atlantic City, N.J., Miss Susan of Williamsport; a brother Arthur Webb of Eustis, Fla., and two sisters, Miss Susie Webber and Mrs. Ernest Webster, both of Mainesburg, Pa. The funeral will be held at the Canton Baptist Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. in charge of the pastor, Rev. E. R. Sidler, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (handwritten on article 1936) Bull Adeline Webber 1870 1936
Benjamin F. WEBBER (SRGP 22910) was born March 12, 1840, in Columbia township, Bradford county, Pa., the son of Ira and Emeline Webber. He was married to Mary M. Hickok of East Troy, September 16, 1868. This union was blessed with five children: Adeline and Emeline (twns) Mary Louise, Susan E., and Arthur E. In 1870 he was converted and baptized into the fellowship of the Columbia and Wells Baptist church in which he retained his membership until 1878, when he removed to Troy township and united by letter with the Baptist church of Troy, Pa. For a number of years he suffered much pain of body, and died May 22, 1901 of neuralgia of the heart. He is survived by his wife, son and three daughters, Emeline having died in infancy. As a man he was respected by all who knew him, honored for his integrity and blameless life. Though retiring in disposition he had a place in the hearts of the community. As a christian he was faithful to his church, and his life was the proof of his profession. TGR 1901
WEIGESTER - HENRIETTA W. COOK
Henrietta Cook, Arch St., Edwardsville, PA, died July 4, 1992 at her home. She was born in Troy, PA, daughter of the late Wilson and Amelia Lamkin Weigester and resided in Edwardsville for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. Her husband, Donald, died in 1977. Surviving are sons, Robert and Donald at home; Arthur of Edwardsville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Mrs. Robert LaFond, Maine. A private funeral was held at the convenience of the family with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by Hugh-Jones Funeral Home, Edwardsville. (TGR, Thursday, August 13, 1992)
MRS. WM. S. BULL OF CANTON DIES (Surname WEBB, but first name not
Canton, Oct. 11—Mrs. William S. Bull, aged 66, died Sunday morning at her Troy Street home. She was a native of Wells Township. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. James Innes and Harold of Canton, Howard of Atlantic City, N.J., Miss Susan of Williamsport; a brother Arthur Webb of Eustis, Fla., and two sisters, Miss Susie Webber and Mrs. Ernest Webster, both of Mainesburg, Pa. The funeral will be held at the Canton Baptist Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. in charge of the pastor, Rev. E. R. Sidler, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (handwritten on article 1936)
Daily Review, Herbert "Herb" K. Wells, 93, of Troy died Friday, May 28, 2004, at Troy Community Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth S. (Smiley) Wells. They were married on Oct. 14, 1949, and celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage together. Mr. Wells was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Troy. He was the son of the late Bert and Mable Kenyon Wells. He retired as a manager for Penn Troy Machine Co., Troy, after 50 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, Masonic Lodge No. 306 F&AM and the Sheriff's State Association and a past president of Glenwood Cemetery Association. He enjoyed gardening in his spare time. In addition to his wife, Ruth, Herbert is survived by a daughter, Florence "Tootsie" Clark of Sylvania; grandchildren, Greg (Carol) Button of Lawrenceville, Mike (Karline) Clark of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and Cathy Seelye of Troy; eight grandchildren, Calvin Button, Tyler Button, Christopher Schrader, Travis Clark, Zachary Clark, Acaida Clark, Michelle Seelye and Jeffrey Seelye; and nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 162 Canton St., Troy and again on Wednesday morning, June 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, has been entrusted with the funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton St., Troy, Pa. 16947. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman
WELLS - Florence "Toots" (Wells) Clark, 74, of Sylvania, Pa., diedon Monday, March 30, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Family and friends are welcome to call from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the Sylvania Church of Christ, on Route 6 in Sylvania, Pa. The funeral service to honor Toots' life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the church with Pastor George Ogden officiating. Burial will follow the service in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Toots was born on Nov. 19, 1934 in Canton, Pa., daughter of the late Herbert Wells and the late Helen (SMITH) KANEHISA. Toots was a 1952 Troy High School graduate and was a well-known waitress and bartender in several establishments in the Troy and Canton areas for many years. She was a 62-year member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, and was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ. Toots was a charter member of the Tioga Fire Company Woman's Auxiliary and was a member of Women of the Moose in Canton. She enjoyed NASCAR, game shows, crossword puzzles, bowling, and crocheting. Toots is survived by her sons, Gregory (Carol) Button of Tioga, Pa. and Michael (Karline) Clark of Box Elder, S.D.; her daughter Catherine (Dan Worden) Seelye of Troy, Pa.; her grandchildren, Calvin (Jessica Knapp) Button of Elkland, Pa., Tyler (Carrie Knapp) Button of Tioga, Pa., Christopher Schrader of South Carolina, Travis, Zachary, and Acadia Clark of Box Elder, S.D., Michelle and Jeffrey Seelye of Troy, Pa.; her great-grandson Samuel; her uncle Freeman "Bob" Smith of Carmichael, Calif.; her step-father Richard Kanehisa of Honolulu, Hawaii; her step-mother, Ruth "Smiley" Wells of Farmer's Valley, Pa.; and special friends George and Rita Ogden, Betty Boyles and Peg Trela, all of Sylvania. Toots was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Wells who diedin 2004 and the late Helen (Smith) Kanehisa who diedin 1978; her best friend, June Gardener, who diedin 2003; and an infant sister who diedin 1944. Memorial contributions may be made in Toots' name to the America Cancer Soceity, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041. RHW, 02 April 2009 Daily Review.
Mrs. Virginia Welles Viele. The remains of Mrs. Virginia Welles Viele were brought to Troy from Geneva, Wednesday, and laid beside her husband, Jacob Viele, in Glenwood. Mrs. Viele will be pleasantly remembered by many, as having lived here for many years. She was the second wife of Jacob Viele. She left Troy some sixteen years ago and has resided in Seattle with her daughter, Mrs. Coristhwaite. She returned east last fall for a short visit and was a pleasant and welcome guest among Troy friends during a part of November. After visiting in other localities she went to Geneva to visit her stepson, Giles Viele. Her health was not good and she continued to decline until her death on Monday last. She was of an unusually sunny and happy disposition and made friends wherever she went. Mrs. Viele is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Croisthwaite, of Seattle, Wash., on stepson, Giles Viele, of Geneva, and Charles, of Manila. A large number of friends met the remains at the station and accompanied it to the cemetery. Rev. Sidney Winter officiated at the grave. TGR 1903
Services were held for Alvah Wentworth of Troy RD 1 on Dec. 19 at the Vickery Funeral Home, the Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Mr. Wentworth died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. on Dec. 16, 1964. He would have been 85 years old on January 27. He was born in Dover, New Hampshire, where he attended grade schools. He came to the Troy area about 20 years ago. He was a resident of Austinville for a time. A retired baker, Mr. Wentworth had no known survivors.
Mrs. Edward Eldric Packard d ied in her home on the Porter Road Tuesday morning at 2:15 after an illness from pneumonia of but a few days. Mrs. Packard was the former Miss Clara Belle Wheeler, daughter of the late Hiram and Jane Wheeler, pioneer residents of Springfield Township. She was born on November 3rd, 1866, and her marriage to Mr. Packard took place on October 1st, 1886. A woman of fine character, she was affectionately known to many as "Aunt Belle," was an active member of the First Baptist Church and the Troy Grange and a former member of the Rebekahs at Sylvania. She is survived by her husband-one daughter, Mrs. William Spalding, one son, Harry, and six grandchilden. The funeral will be held from her late home at 2 p.m. this Thursday afternoon with burial in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery. Her Pastor, J.H. Carter, will officiate. 1934
WHEELER Earl A.
Earl Wheeler, of Midland City, AL died on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. He was 93. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gillis Crenshaw officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2346 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. Mr. Wheeler was born on July 7, 1915 in Tioga County, PA and was raised in the Southerntier of New York and the Northerntier of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY in 1933. During WWII, Mr. Wheeler served as a defense contractor on a classified project with the U.S. Navy. He was employed for several years with Remington Rand in Elmira, NY and retired from Jim Walter Corporation as a District Manager in Birmingham, overseeing Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, which was eventually the position that brought him to Dothan. After retiring, Mr. Wheeler went to work with Loftin Equipment Sales and retired after 17 years at 85 years old when the company was sold. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in his yard in which Mr. Wheeler received an award for the “Yard of the Year” in Midland City. Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents, Halsey and Sylvia Johns Wheeler and his brothers, Roy Wheeler and Robert Wheeler. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mildred Wheeler, Midland City, AL; his children, Jeanette Callaghan, Elmira, NY, James (Joanne) Wheeler, Durham, NC, Jack (Carol) Wheeler, Fassett, PA, Thomas (Virginia) Wheeler, Lewisburg, PA, Donald (Charlene) Wheeler, Lebanon, PA, Judy (Gary) Morseman, Breckenridge, CO, and Gene (Kathleen) Wheeler, Big Flats, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Louis Wheeler, Trumansburg, NY; and his sister, Myrtle Lee, Burdett, NY also survive.
WHEELER Earl A
Age 93, of Midland City, AL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died March 4, 2009. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA, at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/20/2009 - 7/21/2009
WHEELER Irene Dorothy Kendall
During the early morning hours of Monday, March 11th, 2013, Irene Dorothy (Wheeler) Kendall of Troy died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 88 years of age. Born in Canton on May 23rd, 1924, she was the daughter of Fred and Frances (Miller) Wheeler Sr. She was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1942. As the US involvement in the Second World War drew upon the nation's workforces for defense, Irene moved to Washington, DC and worked as part of the staff at the Pentagon. After the war, she returned to Canton and worked at Ted Beam's drug store. Her plan was to earn enough money to attend the Philadelphia College of the Bible and eventually enter the field of foreign missions. While working at the pharmacy, a gentleman named Bob Kendall came in to purchase a pipe, only to return the following day complaining that it didn't smoke satisfactorily. Irene quickly exchanged it for another and before long there was romance in the air. Bob and Irene were married June 1st, 1947. They raised a daughter and shared 65 years until Bob's passing on October 17th, 2012. In addition to keeping house, Irene assisted her husband in his insurance and real estate appraisal businesses. She was also employed as a medical records transcriber for Troy Community Hospital. Irene loved to sing and was active in the local music clubs both in Canton and Troy. She also shared her voice with the choirs of both the Canton and Troy Baptist churches. In her free time, she enjoyed exploring antique stores for those eclectic treasures that she would incorporate into her unique home décor. Irene had a quiet but friendly disposition. To her grandchildren she was the easygoing matriarch who often let them get away with things that they never could at home. She also enjoyed taking them on weekend trips away from home to give them a change of pace and open their minds to new vistas. Irene had a deep-rooted faith in the Lord and was a longtime active member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton. It was that faith which gave her strength during times of trial and tribulation. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (and Jerry) May of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Robert (and Jody) Spencer of Hanover, MA, Rayna (and Brock) Kitchen of Canton and Cara May of Troy; great-grandchildren, Cole and MacKenzie Spencer, Cooper and Kendall Kitchen and Isaiah May; brother, Robert Wheeler of Elmira; and sister-in-law, Pauline Watts of Canton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Frances Wheeler; brothers, Fred Wheeler Jr., Harold Wheeler and Scott Wheeler; and sister, Mary MacBlane. Calling hours will be Friday, March 15th, 4-6 p.m. at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 170 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton. Service will be at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Bonnie Browning and Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Star Gazette – March 17, 2013
WHEELER –MARTHA WHEELER EIGHMEY, (SRGP 55607) age 78, died on March 20, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 23, 1925 in Pauxatawny, Pa. to Homer and Anna Baumgartner Wheeler. Martha enjoyed sewing, crafting and painting but her real passion was bowling; participating in the sport several times a week. She was inducted into the Terrace Lanes Hall of Fame. She was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and the Troy American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Post 49, in Troy, Pa. Martha is survived by her husband of 61 years LaVerne Eighmey of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; sons Larry (Debbie) of Columbia Cross Roads, Hal of Columbia Cross Roads, Steven (Maxine) of Breesport, N.Y. of Columbia Cross Roads; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; brother Robert Wheeler of Tioga, Pa.; sisters, Nellie Howe of Wellsboro, Pa., Betty (Bruce) Brant of Lawrenceville, Pa. and Alice (Donald) Congdon of Millerton, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Verle (Dorothy) Eighmey. She was predeceased by daughter Priscilla, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Thursday, March 25, from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, Pa. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310 White Plains, N.Y. in Martha’s name. –Towanda Daily Review.
WHEELER, SCOTT S., Scott S. Wheeler, 78, of Williamsport and formerly of Elmira, died March 9, 1985 at the Williamsport Home. He was born on March 17, 1906 in Williamsport, the son of William and Lucy Apker Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was employed by the Elmira Post Office Department, having retired on May 16, 1961. He was a former part-time proof-reader at the Elmira Star-Gazette. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. Survivors include his daughter, Doris Ernest of Elmira; a great-nephew, Steve Wheeler of Williamsport; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 12 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. K. Rahamat Kahn officiating and burial in Glenwood Cemetery. (TGR March 14,1985)
(Local) William Wheeler, a former resident of Troy, expired last Thursday at his home in Williamsport, from cancer, aged 60 years. He had been failin for some time. His wife survives and ten children, six at home, and Mrs. Bert Comfort and Mr. J. B. Armstrong of Troy; Mrs. Walter Lascell of Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. L. B. Riley of Renovo, Pa. The body was brought to Troy and funeral services were held from the Armstrong home at 2 Saturday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. TGR 1916
WHITCOMB –MARTHA L. WHITCOMB JOHNSON wife of Edward Johnson and for many years a respected resident of Troy, died in the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira on Sunday, September 21st, 1930 following an operation. For many years she resided in Elmira and leaves a wide circle of friends there in addition to those in Troy to mourn her loss. For many years she was a member of the choir of Centenary M. E. Church, Elmira, and sang in the choir here at the Disciple Church. She was born in Ogdensburg. She was a member of the Center Street Church of Christ and prominent in its affairs. She is survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Ida J. Lilley of Elmira and Mrs. Mary M. Leonard, also of Elmira. The body was brought to her late home on Canton Street from which the funeral was held on Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Rev. C. J. Shaffer officiating with burial in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register 9/25/1930
WHITE Beatrice "Bea" Mary White McCord
91, formerly of Troy, Pa., died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, while in the care of RiverWoods Senior Living Community in Lewisburg, Pa. Bea was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She considered her family to be her greatest legacy, including her 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Bea was born on March 5, 1922 in Lewes, Del., a daughter of the late William Walter White and the late Effie Bell White. The oldest of 3 children, she was sister to the late Hugh White and the late Robert White, both of Snedekerville, Pa. Bea was the devoted wife of the late William J. McCord whom she married on June 15, 1944. She and Bill celebrated 29 years of marriage together until his untimely death in May of 1973. Bea was devoted to her five children William "Bill" McCord of Hudson, Ohio; the late James "Jim" McCord of Pequea, Pa., Katharine "Kathy" Gathman of Lewisburg, Pa., Ruth Blanas of Bethlehem, Pa.; and the Reverend Walter "Walt" McCord of Chicago, Ill.A passionate student and teacher, Bea had a lifelong love of learning. A 1939 graduate of Troy High School, she earned her BS in Secondary Education from Penn State University in 1943. She earned her Elementary Teaching Certificate from Mansfield University in 1974. Bea taught in both the Troy and Canton (PA) School Districts, teaching high school English and Physical Education, and later, Elementary Physical Education and First Grade. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association.Bea remained active in her community all her life, volunteering for countless hours of service in numerous local clubs and organizations. A lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, she served as Deacon and Elder, and was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Women's Association. She was a member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary for 76 years, a regular volunteer at the Troy Community Hospital gift shop, a member of Eastern Star, the Troy Vet's Club, the Troy Thursday Study Club, and the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), among many others. Bea was an avid reader – and writer of countless cards and letters to her long list of friends and family. She had a love of travel and greatly enjoyed her tours of many states and nations, including Alaska, Hawaii, Spain, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. In 2010, Bea moved to Lewisburg, Pa., to live with her daughter, Katharine. She moved to RiverWoods in March 2013, where she was residing at the time of her passing. A proud and patriotic American, Bea loved her country – and she was greatly loved and admired by her extensive family and her many friends. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by son William McCord and wife Kathleen Swinsick McCord; granddaughter Melissa McCord and husband Eric Andersen; and grandson Matthew McCord and wife, Heather; and great-grandson Colton; daughter-in-law Jacalyn McCord Sweitzer and husband Randy; granddaughter Jennifer Hunt and husband Gary; and great-grandchildren Lydia, Alise and Weston; granddaughter Jessica Egan and husband, Bob, and great-grandchildren James and Abigail; and granddaughter Jamie Bauman and husband Joe; and great-grandchildren Edwin and Maxwell (both deceased); daughter Katharine Gathman and husband Richard; grandson the Reverend Andrew Gathman and wife Eileen; and great-grandchildren Juan Carlos and Angelina; granddaughter Laura Taylor and husband Aaron; and great-grandchildren Jacob, Nathan and Joel; granddaughter Carolyn McSween and husband, David; and great-grandchildren Delaney, Audrey and Mitchell; and grandson Thomas Gathman; daughter Ruth Blanas and husband Jim; grandson Alexander Blanas and wife Jane Blanas; and granddaughter Katharine Blanas; son Walter McCord and wife Brenda Hanes McCord; grandson Mark McCord and great-granddaughter Riley; grandson Jonathan McCord and wife Lesley; great-grandchildren Levi and Rush; and grandson Seth McCord and wife, Haley. Other surviving family members include Bea's sister-in-law Martha White; and nieces Deborah White Hershey and Carol White; sister-in-law Bertha Wolfe; nephew Donald White; and niece Susan White Jones; niece Carol McCord Levengood; and nephews Thomas and Jeffrey McCord. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. A light luncheon will immediately follow the service in the church parlor. All are welcome. Private interment will take place at the gravesite attended by family only. The Reverend William Bardo and Bea's son, the Reverend Walter McCord, will officiate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Troy First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania Inc. Towanda Daily Review – October 5, 2013
BODY OF SECOND MAN TOSSED FROM RAFT FOUND IN PINE CREEK
Wellsboro—The body of Charles A. WHITE, 33, Troy businessman, was recovered from the waters of Pine Creek at 4:30 Thursday afternoon near Cedar Run, 21 miles downstream from Owassee Rapids, where he and two companions were thrown from a rubber raft last Saturday. His body was discovered four days later and 14 miles farther downstream than that of the companion who perished. The third man survived the fatal trip. The tragedy site was 3 ½ miles south of Ansonia and about 10 miles west of Wellsboro at the bottom of Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. The body was discovered by William Myers, a rural mail carrier from Jersey Shore shortly after 2 p.m. Myers said the body was lodged in some brush about 75 feet from the east bank in 2 feet of water. Rescue squads from the Morris and Wellsboro fire departments assisted in removing the body from Pine Creek. Trooper Jack Williams of the Mansfield substation made positive identification. Also at the scene was Tioga County coroner, Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland. The body was taken to the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, and later removed to Troy.
Mr. White owned the Troy Glass Shop and was co-owner with Evans S. Williams of the Laurel Lake project north of Troy. He also had many other real estate holdings. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, a member of the Lions Club, a member and former president of the Corey Creek Country Club of Mansfield and a member of Trojan Lodge, F&AM of Troy. Active in civic affairs, he also had a keen interest in Boy Scouting and in activities of the Troy Rod and Gun Club. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Brooks-Flick Post, American Legion, of Troy. He was married to the former Marcia Churchill and the father of three sons. The body of Kenneth Harper, drowned with Mr. White when their rubber raft tipped over Saturday was recovered Sunday about 2 miles south of Tiadaghton and 7 miles downstream from the site of the tragedy. The two victims and Lyman Inman, all of Troy, were in a raft that capsized in the rapids. Inman was able to kick off hip boots, which he was wearing, and make it to shore about 600 feet down the flood-swollen stream. Harper and White were wearing full-length rubber waders, which presumably filled with water and pulled the two men under. Volunteers from a three-county area, numbering several score and including many firemen, had participated in the search since the two men disappeared in the churning waters of the creek which was running high because of the runoff of rains and melting snow.
WHITE - SERVICES FOR CHARLES WHITE HELD AT CHURCH, GRAVESIDE
Funeral services were held in the Troy Presbyterian Church and military rites at Glenwood Cemetery for Charles A. White on Saturday.
He had lost his life in the Pine Creek streambed of Tioga County’s Grand Canyon a week earlier. His body was not recovered until a week ago today. The 38-year-old Troy businessman had been one of a party of six Trojans who had gone to “run the rapids” of the Creek, an annual event for some of them and many others. On the rubber raft with Mr. White were Kenneth Harper and Lyman Inman, also of Troy. Their raft was upset by the raging creek and all three were dumped into the swift waters. Inman was the only one who survived; Harper was found seven miles from the accident the next morning. White’s body was recovered about 2 p.m. on Mar. 12 at Cedar Run, about 20 miles away. The Rev. Jack Wise officiated at the church ceremony; the members of the American Legion Post No. 49, Brooks-Flick, conducted military rites at the graveside. Mr. White, a realtor and owner-operator of a glass shop in Troy, was an elder of the Presbyterian Church; a member of Trojan Lodge No. 306, F & A.M., Troy Lions Club, Brooks-Flick Post No. 49 and Troy Rod and Gun Club. He headed the Boy Scout committee in Troy and was also a member of the Corey Creek Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Churchill; sons, Lance, Lynn, and Dale of Troy; sister, Mrs. John Snedeker, Jr. of Trumansburg, N.Y.; brother James of Memphis Tenn., several nieces and nephews.
Charles A. WHITE, age 38, of Troy, Saturday March 7, 1964. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Troy. Survived by wife, Mrs. Marcia Churchill White; sons, Lance, Lynn and Dale all at home; sister Mrs. John Snedeker Jr. of Trumansburg; brother James C. of Memphis, Tenn. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours, today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at Troy Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Jack Wise, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Please omit flowers.
WHITE Dickinson Earl
Military services at the graveside will be held for Dickinson Earl White, 26, of Snedekerville, at the Glenwood Cemetery. He was returning home after attending a dance at Troy High School where the Troy Music Club was observing its annual social event.
The automobile which he was driving veered off the road at the junction of Rt. 6 & 14. Troy Gazette -Register 1953
WHITE Doris V. (White) VanNoy
91, of East Troy, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Jacob R. VanNoy. The couple married Feb. 21, 1947 and had 58 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Doris's life will be held after the visitation at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Joseph Alkire. Burial will be private at the convenience of Doris's family in Glenwood Cemetery. Doris was born on Feb. 21, 1922 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Kittie L. (Walborn) White. She was a 1940 graduate of Towanda High School and for many years was the local tax collector. Doris attended Grace Community Church in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. She had a true servant's heart. She spent much of her free time caring for others in the community. Many people received the blessing of her kindness and compassion. Doris enjoyed traveling with her family, square dancing with her husband Jake in the Grand Paraders Square Dancing group, and reading. She also enjoyed bird watching, working on cross-word puzzles, and playing Scrabble with her family. To Doris family was everything. Her family that survive her include her sons; Gary A. (Bonnie Jo) VanNoy of Charleston, Mo., and Jacob L. (Kathryn Begley) VanNoy of Hollis, N.H.; her daughters Sharon (Fred) Miller of Athens, Pa., and Becky (Ron) Craig of East Troy, Pa., along with many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jake, and her brother Harold White. Memorial contributions may be made in Doris's memory to Grace Community Church, 955 Coolbaugh Hill Rd., Granville Summit, PA 16926 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105. Towanda Daily Review – December 10, 2013
WHITE - The funeral of Mrs. Maria Gustin was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the home of her grandson, Harold Gustin, in this boro, the Rev. Cameron of Sylvania, officiating. Deceased was the widow of Col. Richard Gustin, for whom the local G.A.R. post was named. She was 82 and expired Monday morning at the home in Sylvania of Dr. G. H. Gustin, her son with whom she spent the last four years of long useful life. Other surviving children are Richard, Miss Eva Gustin and Mrs. Charles Davis, all of Philadelphia. TGR 1922
ROBERT B. WHITE, 71, Troy died February 23, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Camp Hill, January 9, 1927 he was the son of William Walter and Effie (Bell) White. He moved to the farm in Snedekerville where he lived for 66 years and worked the 375 acre farm with his family since 1964. Mr. White was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School and past president of the Alumni Association, was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, was a dedicated leader in the Rural Electric Program, having served on the Board of Directors as Vice-president of the Board of Tri-County Rural Electric and vice-president of the Board of PA Rural Electric Association in Harrisburg. He was a 50 year member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge #406, served as Worshipful Master in 1956 and as treasurer for 33 years, was a member of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter #261, served as Most Excellent High Priest in 1963 and as treasurer for 32 years; was a member of the Northern Commandery #16, serving as Sword Bearer; was a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Towanda and Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree; a member of the Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre and Elmira Cashmere Grotto; a member of the Sons of the Legion; member of the Bradford-Sullivan County Farmers Association and past director of the Bradford County DHIA; member of the Troy Chapter of Young Farmers, where he had the honor of receiving the Region I Community Service Award in 1974. Mr. White was past president of Columbia-Troy Township Pennsylvania Farmers advisory Council. He was an avid supporter of the Penn State Football team. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Martha (Brown) White; daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Deborah) Hershey, Elizabethtown, PA and Carol white, Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeffrey Carroll, Painted Post, NY, Lori Carroll, Horseheads, NY, Trevor and Linda Lee Hershey, Lancaster, Laurel and James Martin, Virginia Beach, VA; great-granddaughter, Kali Martin, Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Beatrice McCord, Troy; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Barbara Carroll and brother, Hugh White. The Trojan Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service for their late brother, Robert White, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Troy Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at the first Presbyterian Church of Troy, Saturday at 2 with the Rev. Dr. Brian Hislop officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, c/o Annis Gustin, Redington Avenue, Troy, PA or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WHITING BEATRICE WHITING BAILEY, 64, Troy, died Wednesday at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Bailey was born Aug. 7, 1910, in Troy Township, the daughter of Chauncy and Edith Whiting. She was a member of the Troy Church of Christ and Troy Firemen’s Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Austinville Dolly Madison Rebekah Lodge, where she was a past Noble Grand. She was the secretary of The Troy Golden Star Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of the Old Timers Association in E. Smithfield. Mrs. Bailey was a former employee of the First National Bank of Troy. Her husband, Albert Leroy, died Nov. 18, 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Gee of Troy; one son, Edward of Edison, N.J.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Douglas Ord will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The women of the Austinville Dolly Madison Rebekah Lodge and the Troy Golden Star Rebekah Lodge will hold a service for their late sister Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home.
WHITING - LENA SCHOONOVER
Lena E. Schoonover, 100, of Railroad Street, Troy, PA died Friday, June 3, 1994 at home. She was born August 17, 1893 in Troy Township, the daughter of George and Abigail Case Whiting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Mrs. Schoonover is survived by a son, George Schoonover Sr. of Canton, PA; daughters, Irene Stone of Sayre and Abbie Schoonover of Troy; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Vernon of Waverly, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Schoonover, in 1963; daughter, Lillian Watkins, in 1984; a granddaughter, Eleanor Harmon, in 1970; and a great-grandson, Leslie Watkins, January 7, 1994. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 5 with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, June 9, 1994)
WHITLOCK - FLORENCE W. HAGER
Florence Whitlock Hager, 90, of Troy RD 3, died February 12, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born October 14, 1899 in Ridgefield, CT, the daughter of Lorain D. and Blanche Stevens Whitlock. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church and was employed by the Carpenter and Pierce Drug Store and the Troy Post Office for many years. She is survived by her husband for 59 years, H. Earl Hager; sister-in-law, Mabel Whitlock of Sylvania; nephews, Gerald Whitlock of Troy; Dr. Robert Whitlock of Kennett Square, PA and Dr. Ronald Whitlock of Pittsford, NY; niece, Carolyn Welch of Elmira. Mrs. Hager was predeceased by brothers, Maurice Whitlock in 1980, Joseph Whitlock in 1965 and sister-in-law, Margaret Whitlock in 1988. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 15 with the Rev. Arthur M. Suggs officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, February 22, 1990)
WHITLOCK Gerald S. Whitlock
Birth date: September 6, 1924 - Death date: April 24, 2012
TROY- Gerald S. Whitlock, 87, of Sylvania, PA died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of Mary Belle (Inman) Whitlock. The couple married in 1944 and had over 67 happy years together. Gerald was born on September 6, 1924 in Sylvania, PA, son of the late Morris and Mabel (Smith) Whitlock. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps, where he flew B-24’s delivering cargo to New Guinea. After the war Gerald flew large jetliners from New York to Los Angeles and back for United Airways. He retired from United in 1985 after a long career of 35 years. Gerald was a member of the Olde Covert Church on Armenia Mountain and was a member of the Troy American Legion Post #49. He also enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf, and working around his home on Gobbler’s Knob. Gerald is survived by his wife Mary Belle and his son Timothy Whitlock, both of Sylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Daniel Whitlock who died in 1980, and his sister Lois Packard. A memorial service to honor Gerald’s life will be held at a later date. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with arrangements. Mary Belle and Tim would like to thank all the people at the Bradford County Manor for the exceptional care Gerald received there. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to the Olde Covert Church 8698 Old State Road Troy, PA 16947-9478. Funeral home obituary – May 19, 2012
WHITLOCK Gerald S. Whitlock
87, of Sylvania, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor. The memorial service to honor Gerald’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Olde Covert Church, Fallbrook Road on Armenia Mountain, near Troy, with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, has been entrusted with arrangements. Canton Independent Sentinel – May 19, 2012
WHITLOCK Joseph Henry [SRGP 3052] - Joseph H. Whitlock, a director and employed as a field engineer by the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, died August 6th, with the funeral at Troy on Monday, August 9th. Mr. whitlock helped to organize the cooperative in 1936 and was widely known by the rural people served by the cooperative. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 12, 1965, p.8m
WHITLOCK Nancy Jo
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald S Whitlock of Mansfield, died on Friday morning, March 11, (1949). Besides her parents she is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M S Whitlock of Sylvania and grandmother, Mrs. Sadie Inman, Troy; a great grandmother, Mrs. Blanch Whitlock of Danbury, Conn; and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith of Sylvania. The funeral was held Saturday at Glenwood cemetery, Troy. Rev. Samuel Regester officiated.
WHITTEMORE, OSSIE, Ossie Whittemore, 75, of Columbia Cross Roads,RD2, died October 11, 1986 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira. He was born August 11, 1911 in Whitney Point, PA the son of Frank and Mary Simmerson Whittemore. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Perry Whittemore; a foster son, Frank Bell Sr. of Troy; foster grandchildren, Frank Bell Jr, Kimberly Bell and Tonja Bell; sister, Sarah Brown of Phelps, NY; one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were held October 14 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Harry Barringer officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (TGR Oct. 16, 1986)
WILBER - ALICE W. HALL
Alice W. Hall, 80, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Monday, April 4, 1994 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born June 27, 1913 in West Burlington Township, the daughter of Harry and Mary Brown Wilber. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hall was tax collector in Sylvania Borough from 1962 to 1984. She was a telephone operator for Sylvania Central from 1951 to 1953 and the Troy telephone office from 1956 to 1959. She worked in the Troy Community Hospital dietary department from 1965 to 1983. She is survived by daughter, Shirley H. Noble of Coryland, PA, Bette J. Hall of DuBois, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kathy Hall of Sylvania and Russell and Rose Hall of Troy; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Pauline) Calkins of East Troy, Gladys VanNoy of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy; sister-in-law, Beryl Wilber of Troy; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Florence Schrader of Towanda, Helen Carmen of Luthers Mills and Aileen Weed of Wellsburg, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Levi Hall, in 1976; a son David Hall in 1945; grandson, Tommy Mitchell in 1979; son-in-law, Tom Noble, in 1988. Memorial services were to be held April 6 (2 pm) at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Fire Department of the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, April 7, 1994)
DANIEL WILBER, 18, of Troy, Pa. passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. We'll miss your presence daily, your smiling eyes and face. God took you to His Heaven, a far more lovely place. Daniel Leslie "Dan" Wilber, the son of Leslie "Les" and Ronda (Leonard) Wilber of Troy and brother of Mackenzie, was born on April 7, 1996 in Sayre, Pa. He was a popular, happy-go-lucky young man who loved to help people. Dan was a member of the 2014 graduating class of Troy High School where he especially enjoyed Trojan wrestling. He loved being outdoors with nature, hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, Motor-Cross and playing in the mud with his big yellow truck. Dan was active in 4-H, having raised pigs and was starting with cattle. He was also very interested in farming and worked for the VanBlarcom, Beardslee and Feusner farms. In addition to his parents and sister, surviving are his grandparents, Ron and Kathy (Tripp) Leonard of Horseheads and Leslie Sr. and Donna (Williamson) Wilber of Troy; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Dan also leaves many very close friends. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Chris Nauta will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, at the Victory Church, East Main Street in Troy, followed by interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a donation in Dan's memory to Bradford County 4-H with a memo of his club, "Endless Mountains Club" at 200 Main St., Suite 3, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/25/2014
LESLIE E. WILBER SR., 89, of Troy, PA passed away, July 12, 2016 at the Bradford County Manor. Leslie Elwyn was born on September 13, 1926 near Mt. Pisgah, PA a son of the late H. Elwyn and Myra (Losey) Wilber. Mr. Wilber honorably served our country during WWII and the Korean War with the U.S. Navy earning the rank of Baker Third Class. He was a hardworking man and was employed with different farming, construction and other various businesses throughout the area. Leslie loved spending time with his grandchildren and being outdoors, enjoying nature, was always a favorite. Surviving are his children, Donald (and Louise) Wilber of Troy, Richard Wilber of State College, Jerry (and Barb) Wilber of Pine City NY, Joyce (and Joe) Nichols of Lawrenceville, Leslie Jr. (and Ronda) Wilber of Troy, several grandchildren, a sister, Beverly (and Harland) Evans of Mosherville, son in law, Steven Morrel of Horseheads NY, sister in law, Jeanie Wilber of Coryland and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Donna Rae (Williamson) Wilber, a daughter, Joann Morrel, a grandson, Daniel Wilber, brothers, Richard (and Delores) Wilber and Capt. Walter Eugene Wilber. A memorial service will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 15th, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to the time of the service. Burial will be held in Troy's Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/2016
WILBER –PAULINE M. (WILBER) CALKINS, 92 of East Troy died on March 17, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born on February 15, 1915 and was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Mary (Brown) Wilber and the beloved wife of Theodore W. Calkins of East Troy with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. Polly was a devoted member of the East Troy Baptist Church having served some 40 years as treasurer, plus working in many other capacities for her Lord and Savior. She was a past member of the Rebekah Lodge #443 and the Order of The Eastern Star #76. She was known as “The Cookie Lady of East Troy” and with her husband, Ted delivered many meals to shut-ins. A gracious hostess, she could make a meal in minutes for anybody who dropped in to say hi. She and Ted entertained many at their cottage at Big Pond. Polly enjoyed baseball, her team of choice, the Atlanta Braves. Her working years found her at he Troy High School Cafeteria for 20years, 10 of which she was the manager. After retirement Pauline joined the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary, serving as volunteer in the hospital gift shop as long as she was physically able. Pauline loved her family very much. She was the proud mother of her daughter, Blanche (Ervin) Burlingame of Ulster; her sons, Bill (Mary Jo) Calkins of Mifflinville, PA and Bob (Katie) Calkins of Bloomsburg, PA. Her grandchildren include Greg and Rich Bruce, Todd (Tammy) Bruce, Paula (Steve) Updike, Karei Calkins, Randi (Nick) Randall, Jesse and Maggie Calkins. Her great-grandchildren are Nathaniel and Andrew Updike, Krystal and Dakota Bruce, Greysen Schlupp, Ben and Eli Randall. Pauline was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Alice (Levi) Hall, Mildred (David) Burleigh, Gladys (Kenneth) VanNoy, Harry (Beryl) Wilber and grandson Norman Bruce. A celebration of Pauline’s life was held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Troy Baptist Church, 162 Canton Street, Troy, PA. Her pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber officiated. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pennsylvania has been entrusted with Pauline’s arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline’s memory to the East Troy Baptist Church, Box 21, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILBER – Stephen F. Wilber - One of Troy’s oldest and most respected residents died at 2 o’clock Monday morning May 3, 1909. Mr. Wilber’s last illness began with a fall while taking a bath three weeks ago. He was the only son of Judge Reuben and Sally Dobbins Wilber, and a brother of Mrs. Dr. Parsons, Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, Miss Lydia Wilber, Mrs. Nelson Adams and Mrs. Albion Budd, all deceased. Born on the parental farm in Troy Township, April 24, 1821, practically his whole life was spent here. While not a member of any religious body, his interest in the work in general and in St Paul’s Episcopal Church was shown only a short time. He married Anna Budd and after her death, Mrs. Nathaniel Stephens. His only child and survivor is a daughter by the former Mrs. John N. Wolfe with whom for a long time he had made his home. The funeral will be held at 2 Thursday afternoon from the home in Elmira St. The Rev. Royal K Tucker officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
WILBUR David Love "Bud" Wilbur Sr.
Age 92, of Station Road in Watkins Glen, died
peacefully in his home on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (Oct 27th) from 6-8 p.m.; a funeral service will be held there the following morning at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating; burial at Glenwood Cemetery. He was predeceased by his parents, Irving and Hebe Wilbur; brothers, Irving Jr., Fred, and Donald; daughter-in-law, Linda Wilbur; and son-in-law, John Pratt. He is survived by his wife, Florence; children, Richard Wilbur, Nancy Pratt, David Jr. (Donna) Wilbur, and Deborah (John) Brame; brothers-in-law, Arnold (Carole) Crout and Clayton (Geraldine) Crout; special niece, Naomi Kurek; special nephews, John and Richard Wilbur; and special friend Charlie Clark; also 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Born on August 25, 1918 in the same home in which he died, he was the youngest son of Hebe and Irving Wilbur. He graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1938. Bud, along with his father and brother, Donald, operated a 144 acre farm. In 1944, he met the love of his life, Florence Crout. They married and later raised four children on the farm. Bud also worked for Cotton Hanlon and later for Watkins Salt from 1953-1977 until retirement. After his retirement, Bud pursued his dream to own a team of draft horses. He traveled the state with his wife to numerous draft horse pulling competitions, winning numerous trophies and ribbons. His family and friends will remember him as a loving, caring, proud Irishman. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 25, 2010
WILBUR- GLADYS VanNOY
Gladys M. VanNoy, 72, of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, PA, died Saturday, July 23, 1994 at home. She was born June 30, 1922 in West Burlington, the daughter of Harry and Mary Brown Wilber. She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and of the Troy Golden Star Rebekah Lodge No. 462. She was formerly employed with Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, NY for 26 years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Dianna VanNoy of Troy RR 3; a daughter, Mary McKerrow of Troy RR 2; a daughter and son-in-law, Retta and Larry Hoose of Muncy, PA; 10 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Ted Calkins of East Troy; sisters-in-law, Beryl Wilbur of Troy and Eloise VanNoy of Canton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth G. VanNoy, in 1987. Also predeceasing her were her sisters, Alice Hall and Mildred Burleigh and a brother, Harry Wilbur. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 25 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the East Troy Baptist Church.(TGR, Thursday, August 4, 1994)
HERBERT ELWYN WILBUR
Herbert Elwyn Wilber, 85, of RD2, Millerton, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Born Aug. 8, 1902 in Fallbrook, he was the son of Lewis and Addie Phinne Wilbur. He was retired from Bendix Corporation after 25 years of service as a justice of the peace. Mr. Wilbur was a devoted member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and a member of the Well-Jackson Lions Club. His wife, Myra, died Nov. 10, 1986. Surviving are family members, Leslie and Donna Wilber of Lebanon, Mo.; Eugene and Jeanne Wilber of Columbia Crossroads; Richard and Dolores of Sanford, Fla.; Harland and Beverly Wilber Evans of Millerton; Dorothy Wilber of Millerton; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, today, (Wednesday, Oct. 28), from 7 to 9 pm and Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 3 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. Allen Huslander will officiate. Committal service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Millerton United Methodist Church or the Troy Community Hospital.
WILCOX - Daily Review
Alberta M. Hewitt, 78, of 219 Olive St. Sayre, Pa. died Monday, December 22, 2003 at the Sayre House, after a short illness. Born in Smithfield Township, May 7, 1925, the daughter of Harry and Della Butters Wilcox. She was formerly emplyed as a seamstress fopr the Blue Swan Mills and the Darling Dress Company in Waverly, N.Y. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a baseball fan. Her first husband, Howard Terrill, predeceased her in 1955 as well as her second husband of 27 years, Merle Hewitt, in 1983, and three sisters and eight brothers. She is survived by her children; Susan Hewitt of Athens and Thomas Hewitt of Waverly, N.Y.; her grnadchildren, Nathan and Tara Potter, both of Candor, N.Y., and Meryl and Ryan Hewitt, both of Waverly, N.Y.; a sister, Myrtle Wilkinson of Sayre and a sister in law, Loise Wilcox of Hayward, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Saturday, Dec. 27, 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St. Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Submitted By Carol Brotzman
WILCOX - MRS. DELLA SWEENEY (SRGP 76921)
Mrs. Della Sweeney died at her home on Armenia Mountain Saturday, November 14. She was 68 years old and is survived by her husband, Robert Sweeney; one daughter Mrs. Roy Nash; four sons, Allen of Wetona, Herman and Lynn of Canton and Ralph of Millerton; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nash, on Elmira Street, Troy. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (handwritten on article 1936)
WILKINS LLOYD G. (SRGP 04754)
Age 78 of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, Pa., July 11, 1977 in Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral and committal service will be Tuesday at 8 pm following calling hours. Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to any Mission of your choice. Survived by wife, Helen (Hill) Wilkins; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Sylvia) Lyon of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Nelson (Lucille) Morgan of Mainesburg, Pa., Miss Arelene Wilkins of 5040 State Rd., North Street, Michigan and Mrs. Nathan (Marjorie) Blow of Ulster, Pa., Mrs. Robert (Marcella) Reed of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Marple of Troy, RD 1; one son, Lloyd Jr. of Mansfield, Pa. and one brother, Malcolm Wilkins of Freeville, NY; 26 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two nephews. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church and Troy Grange.
WILKINS Lloyd Glen [SRGP 4754] - Lloyd G. Wilkins, age 78, of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, died July 11, 1977 in the Troy Community Hospital at Troy. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church and Troy Grange. He is survived by his wife, Helen [Hill] Wilkins; daughters, Mrs. Richard [Sylvia] Lyon of Canton, Mrs. Nelson [Lucille] Morgan of Mainesburg, Miss Arlene Wilkins of North Street, Michigan and Mrs. Nathan [Marjorie] Blow of Ulster, Mrs. Robert [Marcella] Reed of Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Kenneth [Gloria] Marple of Troy; one son, Lloyd Jr. of Mansfield; and one brother, Malcolm Wilkins of Freeville, NY; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two nephews. Funeral and committal services were held on Tuesday, July 12 with Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to any Mission of your choice. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 13, 1977, p.12
WILLIAMS Constance M.
Age 81, of 219 Hibbard Rd., Horseheads, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Constance was born November 9, 1927 in Afton, NY. She is the daughter of the late Guy and Marion (Holleran) Williams. She served in the Air Force from 10-15-1958 to 09-16-1961 as a 1st Lt. Personal Affairs Officer. Connie was a member of N.Y.S.U.T. and Kappa Alpha Theta. She taught in the Corning Painted Post School District, Greene, and Marathon for a total of 30 years. She was a member of N.Y.S. Teacher's Assoc. Connie loved to do crewel and cross stitching. She also enjoyed camping and the outdoors. She attended and received her B.S. degree at Cornell, and her M.S. degree at Cortland College. She was awarded Sigma Ki by the Scientific Research Society, presented by the Corning Glass Works Club. She is survived by one sister, Carol (Peter) Vail, Afton; special friend, Beverly Beebe, Horseheads; nieces, Sue Kosick, Lisa Curtis, and Michele McSorley; nephew, Christopher Vail; and seven great-nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Saturday, November 22, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. A Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corning Painted Post Area School District, 165 Charles St., Painted Post, NY 14870, memo line to read: Jacoby fund in memory of Connie Williams. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2008
WILLIAMS –EDITH W. MORRIS, 78 of 9 Newland Drive, Troy died Saturday, Jan. 1, 1994 at home. She was born June 10, 1915 in LeRoy Township, the daughter of Ansil and Ruby West Williams. Mrs. Morris was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. She was employed with GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 18 years and was a member of its Women’s Club. She was a former member of the Troy Firemen’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling and was inducted into the Troy Chapter of the Bowling Hall of Fame. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Edward Morse of Troy RR 3; son and daughter-in-law, Harold “Huck” and Barbara “Babs” Morris of Troy; grandchildren and their spouses, James and Pam Morse, Terry and Rod Manning, Carolee Morse, Kelly Morris, Rob Morris, Mindy Morris and Michael and Sue Serfass; six great-grandchildren, Christopher, Alyson and Megan Manning, Alexander and Medeline Morse and Christopher Serfass; a sister, Marion Jackson of Sayre; a step-sister, Eleanor Chase of Deposit, N.Y., four sisters-in-law, Eva Pfannmuller of Lake Helen, Fla., Doris Morris of Wellsburg, N.Y., Myrtle Williams of Binghamton, N.Y. and Helen Williams of Binghamton; several nieces and nephews and a special friend Beverly Cole. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond “Huck” Morris in 1981; a daughter, Carol Morris Serfass in 1962; and brothers, Theodore, Kenneth, Vernon and Harold Williams. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy Building Fund. –Towanda Daily Review
Local News) Eli Williams a well known and respected resident of Troy Township, died last Sunday morning at his home. He had been in declining health since the death of his grand-daughter in the autumn of 1920, but was about until about two weeks ago. Had he lived until yesterday he would have been 67. Since boyhood he had been a member of the Baptist church. His wife survives and three sons—Ambrose at home, and Ross and Arthur Williams, Edward died in boyhood. The funeral was largely attended at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon the Rev. Johnstone officiating. Interment was at Glenwood cemetery TGR 1922
Rockwell, Ella Williams-aged 93, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blanche Stanton, Sunday evening, November 3, 1946. She is survived by one daughter, Blanche Stanton; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Nov 5 at 2 pm from her late home. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery. Rev. Herbert Punchard officiated. Her seven great grandsons acted as bearers. Her five grandchildren were at her bedside when she died.
WILLIAMS – Troy, Jan. 2 (Prob. 1940) – Miss Elsie Louise Williams died at her home in Troy early Thursday morning at the age of 18 years. She was a pupil of the Troy Senior High School and the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ross G. Williams. The survivors are her parents and one brother, Walter, of Troy, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Smith of Sayre. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the home in Troy with burial in the Glenwood cemetery. Rev. Herbert Punchard will officiate.
WILLIAMS - ERMEL SPENCER (SRGP 5077)
Ermel Williams Spencer, 71, of Prospect St., Troy, PA, died Thursday, August 25, 1994 at home after an extended illness. She was born in Mansfield July 8, 1923, daughter of Lynn and Jennie Connelly Williams. She was a member of the Troy First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Spencer was formerly a medical secretary for Dr. L.W. Brown of Troy. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Phillip; sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Sherry Spencer of Alba and Timothy and Rhonda Spencer of Corning, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Jim Warren of Blossburg, PA; stepparents, Emmett and Doris Williams Jones of Punta Gorda, FL; a sister, Nellie Tears of Troy; grandsons, Kevin Spencer of Hershey, PA and Keith Spencer of Arlington, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 29 at Troy First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Guy Camp officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 2, Box 82, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR, Thursday, September 1, 1994)
WILLIAMS Listed on 04/09/05 ESG (SRGP 12652)
Evan S. April 5, 2005 Was born February 15, 1922, at his parent's farm in Mainesburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Evan Charles Williams and Nellie (Squires) Williams. He moved to Troy, Pennsylvania, with his parents in 1925 where his father, a highly regarded and warmly remembered teacher, taught high school history and problems of democracy for over 35 years. He graduated from Troy High School in 1939, from Cornell University in 1943, and from the Cornell Law School in 1947. Evan's education was interrupted when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He served during World War II as a B-17 Bomber pilot until his honorable discharge in 1945. While in the Air Corps he married Ada Louise Eadie of Shamokin, Pennsylvania on December 24, 1943 in Albany, Georgia. Evan and Louise met when they were students at Cornell. During college and law school, Evan worked as a janitor, a waiter and as a manager of Cornell Student Agencies. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Upon his graduation from law school, Evan and Louise and their son, Evan, returned to Troy where he practiced law with C. Wayne Smyth, Esquire and Arthur Bullock, Esquire, of Canton, Pennsylvania until he opened his own office over McClelland's store in Troy in 1950. The current law firm of Brann, Williams, Caldwell & Sheetz is the successor to his original practice. He practiced law in Troy until he was elected President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bradford County in 1967. In addition to practicing law, Judge Williams had various business interests. He, along with partners, Ray Robbins and Gordon Robbins, developed a new housing subdivision beginning in 1959 which is now known as Troy Heights. With Paul McCormick, George McCabe and Louis Kilgore, he brought cable television to Troy in the early 1960's. With partner, Charles White, he built and developed Laurel Lake in Springfield Township, Bradford County. Judge Williams was elected as Bradford County's representative to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1957 and served five successive terms until his election as President Judge for Bradford County in 1967. While in the General Assembly he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee and an influential participant in the House Republican leadership. In 1967, Judge Williams was elected President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bradford County. He was re-elected to a second 10 year term in 1977 and served until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Troy where he taught Sunday School, the Troy Lions Club where he was once the interlocutor of the Lions Minstrel Show, the Board of Directors of the Troy Community Hospital, the Glenwood Cemetery Board, the Troy Area Industrial Development Board, the American Legion, the V.F.W., the Masons (he was a 32nd degree Mason), the Bradford County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the Troy High School Alumni Association as well as other social and recreational associations. He was involved with and supported many charitable causes including the Boy Scouts of America and various health related organizations and local charities. Judge Williams will be remembered by his family, friends and colleagues for the strength of his character, his sense of fairness, his integrity, his great sense of humor, his high expectations and standards, his optimism, the value he placed on hard work and achievement, his even tempered and congenial disposition and his unassuming and unpretentious manner. He will be best remembered professionally as a fair and reasonable judge who never took himself too seriously but who had a great respect for the position to which he was elected and its importance to the lives of the people who had matters before the court. Judge Williams was always considerate of lawyers and the people they represented. He recognized that their time, interests and efforts were important and that they represented the people he had been elected to serve. He was a judge who consistently exercised good judgment and who sought to dispense, to the best of his ability, realistic, pragmatic justice. He was fair and reasonable and always more concerned about the merits and substantive issues of cases and their impact on the people involved than he was about procedural and technical legal niceties. Judge Williams was well liked, admired and respected as a person and as a judge by his staff and all lawyers who appeared in his court. Outside the courtroom, Judge Williams was a private, modest person who was caring and affectionate with his family and who was always interested in their problems and willing to provide them with wise and insightful counsel. To be in his presence was always enjoyable, often entertaining and frequently enlightening. He was a teacher of his children and grandchildren and a teaser of his great grandchildren. By his conduct and his example he taught the importance of family, the value of being honest and sincere, the need for tolerance and patience, to be accountable for one's behavior, and that one should "do the right thing" in whatever manner it might be perceived. Judge Williams enjoyed sports as a competitive participant and enthusiastic spectator. He and Louise attended hundreds of football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, T-ball, soccer and other games played by hischildren and grandchildren. For many years he, with Louise, friends and family attended Cornell football games. He was a basketball standout in high school, was on the Cornell University tennis team and enjoyed tennis and golf all his life. For the past 55 years, he played bridge once a week with friends. As a 12 year old, he was a regional marbles champion beating 700 other entrants and earning the right to compete in the National Championships in Ocean City, New Jersey. He was a strong competitor in all things and wanted to win any contest. Whether playing golf with his friends, participating in a horseshoe match with his grandchildren at Laurel Lake or playing in the annual family Christmas pool tournament he gave his best effort and conceded no advantage to his opponents. He traveled widely with his wife, spent many enjoyable times visiting the homes of his children and grand children and wintered in Port St. Lucie, Florida with family and friends. In the years since the end of World War II, he and Louise attended 15 reunions of his Bomber Crew at many sites across the United States. His greatest enjoyment came from his family. He, and his wife of 61 years, Louise, are the parents of four children, Evan S. Williams, Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Troy, Pennsylvania, Barbara L. White and her husband, Donald, of Troy, Pennsylvania, Sue Ann Welty and her husband, Ray of Westerville, Ohio, and Lorie E. Krasner and her husband, Alan, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Evan and Linda's children (the Judge's grandchildren) are Wendy W. Sbrollini and her husband, Jay of Pleasant Valley, New York, and Evan S. Williams III and his wife, Tricia of Troy. Barbara and Donald's children are Lesley A Horvath and her husband, Edward, of Cranberry Island, Maine, Donald D. White, Jr., Aaron A. White and his wife, Katie of Troy, and Brownwyn E. White of Troy. Sue and Ray's children are Jessica S. Welty and Matthew S. Welty of Westerville, Ohio. Lorie and Alan's children are Ali E. Krasner and Drew S. Krasner, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Judge Williams is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn R. Sbrollini, Eric N. Sbrollini, Emma K. Sbrollini, Sophie S. Williams, Owen T. Williams, Nellie Horvath and Mary Bridget Horvath. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Barr and her husband, Dick, of Banks, Alabama, and their children, John Dick Barr and Suzanne Clemmons; his wife's niece, Dawn Katanchick; and nephew, C. Q. McWilliams; and his cousins, Shirley Mae Smith, Roselyn Fleming, Jack Williams and Lorraine Raker. His family will miss him deeply and while they mourn his loss, they are grateful for his life and his lasting impact on all of them. Calling hours will be at the First United Methodist Church, of Troy, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the church at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Noggle and the Reverend Garry Zuber followed by light refreshments and a time for reminiscing. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Area School District Foundation at P.O. Box 67, Troy, Pennsylvania 16947, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.
WILLIAM, Frank- aged 83, died on Sunday, March 17, 1946 in his home on South Canton St after suffering a stroke Saturday morning. He was formerly connected with the garage and filling station business in South Troy and was employed for many years by the Troy Engine & Machine Company. He is survived by one son, Merle, Detroit, Mich, three daughters, Mrs. Able Whittaker, White Plains, NY, Mrs. Irene Spillane, Orlando, Fla, and Mrs. Ethel Toban, Detroit. He is also survived by a brother, Clarence, Orlando and ten grandchildren Services at the Soper Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur E Morey officiating with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
WILLIAMS - Jesse N. WILLIAMS, one of Troy's prominent and well known citizens and business men passed suddenly away at his home on Canton Street Tuesday evening about 7 o'clock from the effects of an epileptic stroke. Mr. Williams was as well as usual during the day and after eating his supper had laid down for a short rest. He had been asleep but a short time when Mrs. Williams went to his room, whose attention was attracted by something unusual in his appearance. She attempted to arouse him, but her efforts proved in vain, and she sent for physicians who found he had breathed his last while asleep. Mr. Williams was possessed of a large circle of friends in this vicinity and elsewhere, who will miss in him a man of a kindly and generous nature, but in the home is felt the greater loss of a husband and father who was devoted to them. He was very capable in business affairs of which he took a prominent part and gave attention to matters of public benefit and to the welfare of those about him. Deceased was born in Troy Township January 21st, 1859, on the old homestead. He married Catherine WILLIAMSON of Blossburg. Four children were born to them, two dying in infancy, and Laura and Phillip, who with a step daughter, Miss Nan Williams, survive. About nine years ago Mr. Williams moved to Troy boro, residing on Prospect street. Two years later the family removed to Mainesburg, where he purchased and operated a large farm. Five years ago Mr. Williams again changed his residence, going to Kane, PA, where he successfully conducted a hotel for three years. One year ago last March he sold his hotel property and removed back to Troy, where he later purchased the fine home of the late Hon. Delos Rockwell on Canton street and also the livery stables operated by Fred Costello. Mr. Williams was also interested in several large investments and in copper mines in Wyoming. Funeral services were held at the late home of deceased this afternoon at 2 o'clock. He died October 27, 1903
WILLIAMS - The funeral of Jesse N. Williams whose sudden death at the age of 44 years and 10 months, occurred on October 27, 1903, was held on the 29th, at 2 o'clock from his late home. A large concourse was in attendance, Rev. T. Mitchell officiating. The services consisted of reading of the 14 chapter of Job, a prayer, and a brief sermon, from the following words found in the 4th chapter of James, 13th and 15th verses inclusive, "Go to now, ye that say, today or tomorrow, we will go into each a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is thy life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a time and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that. Mr. Mitchell has been acquainted with the Williams family for the last fifty years, and has within that time officiated at the funerals of the following persons connected with it, previous to the death of Jesse: Ansel Williams, Jesse's grandfather, buried May 1st, 1859, aged 70 years; Mrs. Experience Williams, Jesse's grandmother on his mother's side, March 10th, 1894, aged 93 years; Oliver Williams, Jesse's father, March 18th, 1894. Jesse's ancestors were among the earliest settlers of this region.
WILLIAMS - Mrs. Julia Williams (SRGP 62815)
The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Williams which took place on
Canton street at her pleasant home, on Thursday last (April 23, 1891), was a shock
to the people of our village, as she had been seen riding out the day before
though in ill health. Her disease was neuralgia of the heart, and a
number of relatives who intended to depart the next day were present
including Mrs. J. M. Linderman her sister, Oliver Williams, Philip Williams
of Mansfield, brothers, Ansel D. Williams of Canton, her son, and Mrs. Lucy
Paine. Mrs. A. D. Williams and Mrs. Jennie Innes of Canton, were
present until near the last. It seemed providential that they were all there
to bid her adieu.
LEVI E. WILLIAMS, 73 of Sandy Creek, N.Y. and Florida and a former resident of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., took the hand of his Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at Willow Point Nursing Home. He retired from CAE Link Inc. after 35 years of service. He was predeceased by his loving first wife, Joan; his precious daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy); his granddaughter, Laura Cyr; and his parents, Uri Williams and Mary Hall. H is survived by his loving wife, Barbara of Sandy Creek, N.Y. and Florida; his loving children; Linda and James Cyr, Greene, Edward and Hilda Williams of Susquehanna, Pa. and Greg Williams of Chicago; three step-children, Ward Eldred, Ron and Jean Eldred and Kim and Scott Prentice; 17 grandchildren; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and David Ross of Burlington, Pa., Leola and Harold Lyon of Temple Hills, Md., Doris and William Taylor of Haines City, Fla., and Arline and Eugene Klinger of Reading, Pa.; his step-mother, Jesse Williams; step-brother and sister-in-law, Spencer and Jean Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; step=sister, Hazel Tarbox of Blossburg, Pa.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Aug. 6, 2000 at 3:30 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, Route 11, Pulaski, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review
WILLIAMS Madeline Rosa Secules
91, a life-long resident of Troy, Pa., was called home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor. Madeline Rosa Williams was born on Jan. 6, 1922, in Troy Township, a daughter of the late Arthur Davis Williams and Laura Bella (Williams) Williams. She was a 1939 graduate of Troy High School. On Aug. 30, 1941, Madeline married Leonard "Bud" Secules in the East Troy Baptist Church and they made their home on Rose-Bud Acres Farm in Troy Township. Madeline cherished her family and home and will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was employed by Troy Community Hospital's laundry department for many years. In earlier years, she worked at JCPenneys in Troy. Madeline was an active, faithful member of the Troy First Baptist Church. She loved her cats and enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. Surviving are her four children, William "Bud" (Mary) Secules of Towanda, Rosaline Turnbull of Hawthorne, Calif., Shirley (Ronald) Morse of Canton, Rhea (Ron) Kenyon of Troy; six grandchildren, Tim Secules, Ty (Nicole) Secules, John Jr. (Christina) Turnbull, Robert (Jennifer) Turnbull, Jeffery (Kristy) Morse and Michael (Holly) Morse; six step grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and five step great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard "Bud", who died on Dec. 12, 2002; grandson, William Todd Secules; son-in-law, John Turnbull; daughter-in-law, Shirley Secules; three sisters and two brothers. Calling hours will be from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the First Baptist Church of Troy. Her pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate a memorial service following at 1 p.m. Burial will be private in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Madeline's memory to the First Baptist Church's Pipe Organ Fund, 579 Canton St., or to the Activity Fund of the Bradford County Manor, 15900 Route 6 both in Troy, PA 16947. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – September 21, 2013
Phillip J. WILLIAMS, 63 of Troy died Monday. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Phillip J. WILLIAMS, 63, of Troy, Monday Feb. 19, 1962. He was an employee of the Troy Dairy Farms Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Doris Parker Williams. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private services there Wednesday at 11 a.m., Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
WILLIAMS - Miss Rhea C. Williams - died at the home of her father, Arthur Williams, at East Troy Saturday evening. She was 16 years old. Besides her father and mother, she is survived by one brother, Eli; and a sister Madaline. There will be prayer services at the house Tuesday at 2 pm and funeral services at the Baptist church in East Troy at 2:30. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery-Troy. Rev. James Carter will officiate.
WILLIAMS - Samuel A. Williams
For many years a prominent Troy Township farmer until his retirement and removal to Troy, died in his home on Canton Street Sunday evening, March 1, 1942, after a long period of failing health. After leaving the farm and coming to Troy, he was employed at various times by the late Harry S. Mitchell, the King & Rolison hardware, the S. M. Canedy & Company market. Mr. Williams, highly regarded by all who knew him, was a member of Trojan Lodge, NO. 306, F. & A. M., the Methodist Church and other organizations. He was 77 years old. He was born in Troy Township on April 9, 1864, son of the late Anson and Lucy Case Williams. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Louise Case Williams and one son, Harold, and three grandchildren, Watsontown, Penna. The funeral was held from his residence at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Don Boyd officiating, and burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
THOMAS W. WILLIAMS
For many years one of Troy Township’s outstanding farmers, died in his home on Tuesday afternoon, March 29th , at the age of 85. He was the son of the late Anson and Lucy Case Williams and was born in the Bohlayertown section. He was a member of Troy Grange for many years. Surviving are a son Harry, Canton and a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Scott, Troy Township, a brother, Samuel A. Williams, Troy. There are ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Soper & Mosher Funeral Home, Rev. L. Paul Rockwell officiating, and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery here. (handwritten on article 1938)
WILLIAMSON –DONNA WILBER, 72, of Troy, Pa. passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at her son's home in Erin, N.Y. Donna Rae was born May 19, 1942 in Springville, N.Y., a daughter of the late Eldon and Katherine (Owen) Williamson. She married Leslie Wilber in 1974 and her life revolved around caring for her family. She kept an immaculate home. Donna also worked in environmental services at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for 15 years. She especially loved times shared with her grandchildren and enjoyed playing solitaire and lottery tickets. In addition to her husband Leslie, surviving are four children, Charles David (Mary) Hill of Erin, N.Y., Michael Hill of Elmira, Laurie Buelow of Florida and Leslie (Ronda) Wilber of Troy; six grandchildren, Crissy Hill, Brandon Hill, Amanda Stanton, Kayla Hill, Kara Buelow and MacKenzie Wilber; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Tyler Doster; three siblings, Robert "Bob" Williamson, Jack Williamson and Kathy Williamson all of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, and cousins .She was predeceased by her grandson, her beloved "little boy," Daniel Wilber, and two siblings, Laura Williamson and Russell Williamson. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Burial will be in Troy's Glenwood Cemetery at a later date .Consider a memorial in Donna's name to St. Jude's Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN. –Towanda Daily Review 12/17/2014
WILLOUR—James R. Willour Succumbs to Diabetes
For twelve years a sufferer from diabetes, James R. Willour one of Troy’s best known business men expired at his home in Redington avenue about 7 o’clock Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 1913. Death followed several weeks of confinement to his bed and much suffering. Mr. Willour was born in Bath, N.Y., Nov. 26, 1848. He came to Troy in 1865 with his parents, James H. and Lydia PALMER WILLOUR. His father a contracting carpenter built the Perine store, now occupied by William Erk. James attended the old academy, became a clerk for Long & Hopkins and later for Redington, Maxwell & Leonard. In 1880 he joined Liston Bliss, E. S. Bailey and W. O. Price in forming the firm of Bliss Willour & Co. which since the retirement of Mr. Bailey has been known as Bliss, Willour & Price. In this firm he was a partner at the time of his death. His geniality and sterling work were everywhere recognized in the village he was at different times burgess, councilman and school director. In the Methodist church a member of the official board, Sunday school teacher and superintendent and choir leader; in the Odd Fellows lodge he was a Past Grand, and had long served as secretary. He was married in December following his 21st birthday to Miss Climena Scott who survives him with four children: Mrs. J. Frank GROMAN of San Antonio, Texas; Dr. L. S. WILLOUR of McAllister, Oklahoma; James A and Margaret WILLOUR at home. Two sisters of Mr. Willour also survive, Mrs. Isaac CLEAVER of Troy and Mrs. Frank ARNOLD of Rochester. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. TGR 1913
WILSON - Albert B. Wilson -[SRGP 03833] died at his home, 410 Elmira St., Troy, on Wednesday, July 30, 1958. Mr. Wilson was 83 years at the time of his death which followed an extended period of illness. Services were held at the family home, 2 p.m., Friday. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Interment was in the Glenwood cemetery, Troy, where the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 held a graveside ceremonial. Mr. Wilson had been prominent in the business life of the community as farmer, lumber dealer, truck operator and business manager and owner. He was born Sept. 26, 1874 in Rutland Twp., PA, the son of Silas Wilson and Lucy Squires Wilson. He had a from equipment firm in Troy, operating in his name. He sold it to the Dayton Brothers of Towanda in 1944 and a year later retired from active business. The firm, Wilson Farm Equipment, occupied the site at the corner of Main and Exchange Sts., across from the First National Bank of Troy. Mr. Wilson operated a farm in the Columbia-Rutland townships area for a while. He also was engaged in the lumber business. At one time he had a large fleet of trucks which hauled milk to various collecting points. He came to Troy in 1921 and has been a resident since. He holds a 50-year membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 326, Austinville. He was also a 50-year member of the Columbia Grange. Honorary member of Troy Rotary Club, Free and Accepted Masons of Trojan Lodge No. 306, Troy Agricultural Society, Elmira Elks and the Rutland Hill Methodist Church were the groups he belonged to. Mr. & Mrs. Wilson observed their 63rd wedding anniversary July 3, 1958. Survivors are his wife. Mrs. Dimmis Soper Wilson; daughters, Mrs. Harland Grace and Mrs. Herbert Garrison, both of Troy, Mrs. Lucille Kennedy of Mansfield RD; sister, Mrs. Eliza Benson of Mansfield; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. For the last 10 years Mr. & Mrs. Wilson spent their winter in their Florida home. - Mansfield Advertiser, Aug. 1958
McClelland, Mrs. Anna W, Waverly, Oct 26- 68, of Mosherville, widow of Sid McClelland, former sheriff of Bradford County, died at the Packer hospital tonight at 6:10 o’clock. She had been a patient there since July 5. She is survived by three sons, Casper S of Washington DC, honorably discharged last week from the US Navy; Don W, superintendent of schools here; and Lieut Robert S of the US Navy at San Diego, Calif; one sister, Mrs. John C Tuton of Mosherville; two brothers, Walter Wilson of Binghamton and Homer of Elmira; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Her body was removed to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken later to the family home in Mosherville. Glenwood Cemetery
WILSON - Francis Wilson Beaman - (1931)- Wife of John W. Beaman, died in the family home on Center Street last Saturday evening, February 28th at nine, after a serious illness of two weeks. She was born in Wells Township on June 13, 1854, the daughter of Capt. W. R. and Abigail M. Wilson, early residents of that section. Mrs. Beaman was devoted to her family and her church, the First Presbyterian, and in her active years took much interest in the affairs of the various church organizations. She is survived by six children, Joseph W. of Towanda, Mrs. Louis B. Cassada of Elmira, Mrs. William S. Montgomery of Washington, Pa., Humphrey M. of Little Neck, LI, William W. and Miss Frances Beaman at home. The funereal was held from the home at 2 pm Tuesday, the Rev. Montague White officiating, and burial was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
WILSON, Frances W. Rynearson (SRGP 40526)
died on Saturday December 20, 2002 at the Manor in Burlington, PA where she had resided at the age of 90. Born in Columbia Cross Roads, PA on July 12, 1912, Frances was the daughter of Tracy and Lucy Dillon Wilson. She was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital as a Nurses Aide. Frances was a life long member of the Gillett Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and caring for her home and family. Surviving is her loving son and daughter-in-law, Earle & Janet Stanton of Elmira; her grandchildren Dawn & Theodore Aikman of Breesport; Randy & Lorraine Stanton of Corning; Edward & Debra Stanton of Breesport; Ronald & Susan Stanton of Elmira; nine great-grandchildren & one great-great-grandchild; a sister Elizabeth Hausman of FL; a brother Richard Wilson of NE; several nieces & nephews. Frances was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Edward Stanton and Edson Rynearson, her infant son, Wilson Stanton, brothers, Gaylord & Loren Wilson, and a sister, Esther Thomas. Services will be held privately at the families convenience with her former pastor the Reverend Charles Root officiating. The interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA
WILSON - GARRISON, HELEN W. (SRGP 20401) Services for Helen W. Garrison, 81, Troy, were held May 21 at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Croyle officiating and burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Garrison died May 18, 1984 at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1903 in Austinville, daughter of A. B. and Dimmis Soper Wilson. She was a member of Troy United Methodist Church, Troy United Methodist Women, East Troy Rebekah Lodge No. 97 for over 50 years, Bradford County Republican Women, Thursday Study Club, X. Rds. Birthday Club and Troy Senior Citizens. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Gwen) Vineski of Troy; grandchildren, Tom Vineski of Columbia Cross Roads, Robert Vineski Jr. of Sarasota, FL., John Vineski of Colton, CA; sisters, Lula Grace of Scotia, NY and Lucille Hamilton, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. (TGR May 24, 1984)
WILSON Mrs. Gertrude W., 77, of Mosherville, widow of John Tutton, died Sunday, April 17, at the home of her son, Edmucn, at Patchogue, L.I. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where friends may call any time. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Chruch in Troy, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Glennwood cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers it is requested by the family that memorials be directed to the Bradford County Cancer Society Fund. Gerald Vickery, Funeral Director. April, 1961, Towanda Daily Review. Born 1883.
WILSON - HAMILTON, E. LUCILLE, (SRGP 40534) E. Lucille Hamilton of the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA died November 25, 1986. She was born December 11, 1904 in Austinville, PA, the daughter of A.B. and Dimmis Soper Wilson. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church, the Twilight Chapter No. 475 Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield and a former member of the Tioga County Republican Women. She is survived by sister, Lula Wilson Grace of Scotia, NY; nieces, Gwen Vineski of Sarasota, FL and Dorothy Grace Killgore of Scotia, NY; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 28 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233 held a memorial service at the funeral home on November 28. Memorial donations may be directed to the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA 16901. (TGR Dec. 4, 1986)
WILSON –LULA WILSON GRACE, 90, of Scotia, N.Y. died Monday Dec. 15, 1986 at Glendale Home, Scotia, N.Y. She was born in Austinville, Pa. Aug. 31, 1896, the daughter of Albert B. Wilson and Dimmis Soper Wilson. She lived in Troy, Pa. most of her life and moved to Scotia in 1976. Her husband, Harland S. Grace predeceased her in 1974. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Kilgore of Scotia; five grandchildren: Lynn Grace, Troy; Linda Wetzel, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; Albert Grace, Warren, Ohio; Gregory Kilgore, South Paris, Maine and Rodney Kilgore, Webster, N.Y.; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at White Funeral Home, Scotia, N.Y. Memorial donations may be directed to the Troy Rescue Squad, Troy, Pa. or World Goodwill, 113 University Place, New York, N.Y. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy in the Spring. –Towanda Daily Review
WINDER Beatrice W. QUINN-VERMILLION, 71, of Penrose, CO died December 24, 1999 in Penrose. She was born March 17, 1927 in Troy, PA to Charles E. and Mary (Jenkins) Winder. Mrs. Quinn-Vermillion was born, raised and educated in Troy, PA. She spent her early years as a wife and mother there before moving to Colorado in 1969. She owned and operated a craft shop and worked as a seamstress. She married James Vermillion in Penrose in 1994 and he survives. She is also survived by children; Timothy (Marty) Quinn of Canton City, CO; Mary (Leroy) Scharles of Penrose CO; four stepchildren; four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister; and her first husband, Clyde Quinn Jr., in 1975. Services were held in Penrose with graveside services to be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA on January 4. Contributions may be made to the Apple Valley Baptist Church, Memorial Fund, PO Box 371, Penrose, CO 81240. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, January 28, 1999
WINDERS –IDA W. AYERS, 83, of Troy, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1989 in Avis, Pa., at the home of her son, Rev. Edward F. Ayers. She was born July 12, 1905 in Trout Run, Pa., the daughter of Charles and Mary Jenkins Winder. She was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton, the Troy VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Troy Senior Citizens, where at one time she was active in the Kitchen Band. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and John Hellaby of Scottsville, N.Y.; Essie and Donald Haflett of Canton RD 2; a daughter, Miss Evelyn F. Ayers of Orleans, Mass.; sons and daughters-in-law, Emory F. and Sheila Ayers, Jr. of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; Elwood F. and Marian Ayers of SimiVallley, Calif.; Rev. Edward F. and Cheryl Ayers of Avis, Pa.; step-daughters and stepsons-in-law, Leone and Roy Cowan of Mulberry, Fla.; Esther and Gerald Hyer of Odessa, N.Y.; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Ira and Grace Ayers of Clermont, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Quinn of Penrose, Colo.; 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Emory F. Ayers, Sr.; a son, Wesley Guthrie; a step-son Lionel F. Ayers. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home, with the Rev. Leon W. Youn, district superintendent of the Eastern District of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.
WINSTON - BOYER
Boyer, Mrs. Martha formerly of Troy, Pa. Wednesday Dec. 5, 1973 at the Odd Fellows Home in Middletown, Pa. No calling hours. Arrangements by Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Funeral and committal service will be held there Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. Jack Wise. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church memorial fund. Survived by one niece, Mrs. Ellsworth (Jeannette) Losey of Tunkhannock, Pa.; one grandnephew, Ellsworth Losey, Jr. of Clarks Summit, Pa. She was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church, charter member and past matron of the Maxwell Chapter of the O.E.S.; past noble grand of the Troy Rebecca Lodge; member of the Bradford County Medical Auxiliary. She is the widow of Dr. George Boyer.
WITTIG - BETTY L. HARKNESS
Betty L. Harkness, 66, of Paine St. in Troy, PA, died Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at home. She was born July 26, 1927 in Springfield, PA, the daughter of Harry and Hazel Tracy Wittig. She attended the First Baptist Church in Troy. She was a former member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the AARP. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Donald Getola of Troy and Linda and Kevin Wilcox of Reading, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard (Frosty) and Sharon Harkness of Troy; her mother, Hazel Crandle of the Bradford County Manor; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Hadley of Homestead, FL; a brother, Larry Crandell of Troy; a sister-in-law, Edna Murray of Troy; brothers-in-law, Arthur S. Harkness of Troy and Merlin Harkness of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald R. (Frosty) Harkness, in 1987. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home on February 19 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, February 24, 1994)