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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Township, Bradford County, PA 
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Bradford County PA

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

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

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

James D. INNES, 92, formerly of Canton
02/13/2002
James D. Innes, 92, formerly of Canton, died early Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2002, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa., following a brief stay. Born on Sept. 21, 1909, in Calvert, Pa., he was a son of Anson and Alice Calvert Innes. Jim was a graduate of Canton High School. He was employed as a postal clerk for the Canton Post Office for many years until his retirement. Mr. Innes was an avid stamp collector and was a member of the Williamsport Stamp Club. He also was a former member of the Canton Odd Fellows and the Canton Ecumenical Parish and at the time of his death was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Imogene (Bull) Innes of Morris Run; a daughter, Barbara (Miles) Wood of Blossburg; three grandchildren, Christopher Wood of Hyde Park, N.Y., Wenda Silvagni of Peabody, Mass., and Amy Ivell of Kennerdell, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Juliana Silvagni, and James and Elizabeth Ivell; a sister, Betty Felton of Lakewood, Ohio; a brother, Floyd Innes of Painted Post, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Innes was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Judson Innes. The family invites friends to call from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Leedom and the Rev. David Weaver officiating.Burial will be held in the Granville Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Willamsport, Pa. 17701.

INNES –MRS. LAURA INNES BAXTER, 95, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, west Burlington Twp., formerly of Granville Center, Troy RD 2, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 1984, at the manor.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise B. Klawier, of Takoma Park, Md., and Mrs. Martha Jean Wood, of Canton; three grandsons; two great-grandson, and two step great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Morse-Kleese funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. John J. Mullen, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Burial will be in the Granville Center Cemetery. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

INNES –MRS. LAURA INNES BAXTER, 95, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, previously of Granville Center, Troy RD 2, died Sept. 13, 1984 at the manor.  Mrs. Baxter was born Nov. 6, 1888 in Granville Center, Pa., the daughter of Judson and Jennette Catlin Innes.  Mrs. Baxter was a consultant for the Milking Shorthorn Association.  She previously had served as secretary for the Granville Center Cemetery Association for over 50 years.  She attended the Granville Center Church of Christ and received numerous awards for volunteer work with the Red Cross during World War II.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise B. Klawier of Tacoma Park, Md. And Mrs. Hiram (Martha Jean) Wood, Jr. of Canton; three grandsons, First Lt. Wayne B. Klawier of Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., Hiram Wood III of Catzweiler, W. Germany and Michael Wood of Draper, S. Dakota; two great-grandsons and two step-great-grandchildren.    The funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with Rev. John J. Mullen, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment will be in the Granville Center Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m.  Those wishing can forward memorial donations to the Taylor House Restoration Fund in Granville Center, in care of Ellen Jennings, RD3, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

INNES - Granville Center News) News was received Monday of the death on the previous evening at 10:20 o’clock, at her home at 607 West Church Street, Elmira, N. Y., of Mrs. Oliva A. Sayles. Mrs. Sayles had been in failing health for some months, and death was not unexpected; and yet her going brings, as death always does, a shock to the friends who are left, and of whom she had had many in this locality, which, for many years, had been her home. The deceased was 59 years of age and was a daughter of Adam and Helen (McNeil) Innes, and came with them when a young girl to this place. She grew to womanhood and married Charles G. Sayles, who preceded her in death by nearly thirteen years, he having died on September 7th, 1898. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Sayles with her family removed from this place, which until then had been her home, to Elmira, where she has since resided. She is survived by two children, a son, Clarence Sayles, and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Fish, both of Elmira; four brothers, Daniel, John and Colin Innes, of Canton, and two sisters, Mrs. James H. Eastgate, of Union, N. Y., and Mrs. Helen Mills, of Lima, Ohio. The deceased was a woman of splendid character, one who had a high conception of the duties of life, and who endeared many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. Funeral services will be had on Wednesday morning at Elmira, following which the remains will be brought here for burial. tgr 1911.  Volume XLVIII, #23, Friday, June 16, 1911

INNES MARION
Knowlden, Mrs. Marion Innes-aged 80, died November 1, 1949 at the Crowe Nursing Home, Canton. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Paul Manley, Troy; Mrs. Page Greeno, Endicott, NY and Miss Edith Knowlden, Washington, DC; two sons, Robert Knowlden, Whitney Point, NY and Paul Knowlden, Falls Church, Va; a sister, Miss Helen Innes, Washington DC; two brothers, Theodore and Anson Innes, Canton; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm. Burial in Granville Center Cemetery with Rev. Woodman officiating.

INNES Paul--ROARING BRANCH.—On Tuesday morning a sad accident occurred at Roaring Branch, which resulted in the death of Paul E., the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Innes.  The little fellow was playing in his father’s tannery and by some means got caught in the pans that carry the tan to the furnace.  He was horribly bruised before his cries attracted the attention of the men, and he was dead within an hour.  (Note: buried Granville Cemetery, Bradford County) 1885

ROBERT E. INNES, age 74, of Canton, died at the Divine Providence Hospital, Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 1981 after a protracted illness.  Mr. Innes was born in Bodines, on March 21, 1906, a son of Anson J. and Alice Calvert Innes.  He was employed as a tool designer by the Avoc Manufacturing Company in Williamsport for many years.  Previous to retiring he was employed 10 years by the Bellows-Valvair Company, Canton.  He was a member of No. 397 Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge, Williamsport and a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Canton.  He was a deacon and an elder at the former First Presbyterian Church of Canton.  He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Emery.  They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in June, 1980.  Also survived by one son, Robert E. Jr., of Rosedale, Long Island, N.Y.; four granddaughters; two brothers, James D. of Canton, Floyd A. of Painted Post, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Richard Felton, Lakewood, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond Officiating.  Burial was in Granville Center Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILBUR A. JENNINGS, 55, of Troy RR 2, died Friday, April 23, 1993.  He was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Granville Center, the son of Lawrence and Ellen Baxter Jennings.  Mr. Jennings was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, the Windfall Grange and the NRA.  He served with the U.S. Marines from 1956 to 1959.  He was employed by F.P. Case & Sons, Troy, for 17 years.  He most recently was self-employed with Will Jennings and Son Carpentry.  Mr. Jennings enjoyed hunting, fishing, making maple syrup and growing Christmas trees.  He loved his dog, “Herbie”.  He is survived by: his wife of 32 years, Joy Jennings; son, Keith Jennings and his fiancée Kelly McClure, of Troy RR 2; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Jennings of Philadelphia; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Walter Allen of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, Bob and Jean Crane of Alba; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins.  He was predeceased by father, Lawrence Jennings in 1980; and mother, Ellen Baxter Jennings in 1990.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy, on Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Taylor House Restoration fund, in care of Joy Jennings, RR 2, Troy, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILBUR A. JENNINGS, 55, of Troy RR 2, died Friday, April 23, 1993.  He was born February 14, 1939 in Granville Center, the son of Lawrence and Ellen Baxter Jennings.  Mr. Jennings was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, The Windfall grange, and the NRA.  He served with the U.S. Marines from 1956 to 1959.  He was employed by F. P. Case & Sons, Troy, for 17 years.  He was most recently self-employed with will Jennings and Son Carpentry.  Mr. Jennings enjoyed hunting, fishing, making maple syrup and growing Christmas trees.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joy Jennings; son Keith Jennings and his fiancee Kelly McClure of Troy RR 2; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Jennings of Philadelphia; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Walter Allen of Clifton Springs, NY; uncle and aunt, Bob and Jean Crane of Alba; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins.  He was predeceased by father, Lawrence Jennings, in 1980; and mother, Ellen Baxter Jennings in 1990.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 24 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Taylor House Restoration Fund in care of Joy Jennings, RR 2, Troy, PA.  Troy Gazette-Register.

 JOHNSON – On Sunday morning our little community (Granville Center) was shocked to learn of the death of Dallas Johnson. He had not been feeling well for a few days, but had been about town as usual. His sister, Mrs. Wildras BOOTHE, with whom he lived, was not aware of anything unusual in his feelings when he retired on Saturday night. In the morning when she called him to breakfast he did not answer, and upon going to his room was shocked to find he had expired during the night. Death was due to heart failure. He had just reached his 67th birthday on Saturday, and is survived by only the one sister, who has the sympathy of her many friends in her bereavement. Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday at 10:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. G. P. MORSE, assisted by Rev. J. C. BRYAN of Alba. Interment in Granville Center cemetery. TGR 1913

JOHNSTON –BERTHA L. ANDRUS, 93, of the Bradford County Manor, died Saturday, June 28, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  She was the wife of the late Donald Andrus for 50 years.  Mrs. Andrus was born on Dec. 19, 1903 in Barclay, Pa., a daughter of Loren and Mary Bennett Johnston.  Mrs. Andrus was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ.  She played the organ, sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Aide.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge and the Canton Grange, enjoyed braiding rugs, making hooked rugs, painting with oils and pastels, and produced a drawing entitled, “Farmers of the Vanishing Farms.”  Bertha owned and operated Bea’s and Don’s General Store in Granville Center, Pa.  Mrs. Andrus is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald (Mark) and Carol Andrus of Lincolndale, N.Y.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., on Monday, June 30, 1997 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 1 from 20 to 11 a.m.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Spencer officiating.  Interment will be in Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Center, Pa.  Friends may make memorial contributions to the Granville Center Church of Christ, RR 1, Box 34, Granville Center, Pa. in Bertha’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JOHNSTON Earl L. Johnston "Red"

77, of Troy, passed Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.   He was born on June 10, 1935 at home in East Troy. Earl was the son of William J. Johnston and Helen McIllwain Johnston. He was and employee of Agway in Troy for over 20 years, also Rock City Mechanical of Nashville, Tenn. for 11 years and was employee of the year at the Home Depot in Lansdale, where he retired after seven years of employment.  After retirement, Earl and his wife Phyllis returned home to their roots in Troy.   He was a faithful long time member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. Earl hobbies included hunting, which enjoyed with his son Larry and friends, and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.  Earl was a devoted husband and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis J Johnston; his son Larry (and Susan) Johnston of Canton; daughter Roxy Digilio of Bakersfield, Calif.; his grandchildren, Heather Renee (and Kenneth) Bohner, Sarah Jo (and Steven) Murray, Kyle J. Mackiewicz, Dustin Lawrence Mackiewicz, Chelsie Mae Johnston and Taylor Ann Johnston; nine great grandchildren; his brother Earnest Johnston of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.   Earl was predeceased by his parents, his brothers James, Wayne, Richard and Duane and sisters Marjorie Best and Marie Blaney.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Granville Center Church of Christ. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. with Evangelist Eric Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Granville Cemetery.  Donations in Earl's honor can be made to the Granville Center Church of Christ in Granville.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – July 13, 2012

 

LOREN (BILL) JOHNSTON, 72, of Granville Summit RD 1, died October 24, 1981 at home.  He was born May 19, 1909 in Laquin, the son of Loren and Mary Bennett Johnston.  He was a member of the Laquin Baptist Church, the Leroy Senior Citizens in which he was very active in the Kitchen Band and was widely known for his dancing doll and other forms of musical entertainment.  He was a former member of the Granville Center Odd Fellows and retired as a maintenance engineer at Corning Glass in 1969.  He and Elsie Morrison Johnston celebrated 47 years of marriage on February 17, 1981.  He is survived by his sons, William Page Johnston of Okeechobee, Fla., Glenn O. Johnston of Troy RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Earl (Phyllis) Johnston of Granville RD 1, Mrs. James (Virginia) Collins of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Albert (Carolyn) Toth of Canton RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Bertha) Andrus of Granville RD 1; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. ed Spencer officiating.  Burial will be the Granville Center Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

REV. RONALD W. KELLY, Canton RR 2, died October 21, 1992 in the Robert Packer Hospital.  Rev. Kelly was born April 20, 1915 at Montour Falls, NY a son of Roland and Florence Reese Kelly.  He was a pastor of the Church of the Nazarene for 38 years; served the First United Methodist Church, Leonardsville, NY and retired in 1977.  Surviving are his wife, the former Frances K. Bennett; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald W. Jr. and CeCe, Brunswick, ME, Earl S. and Sylvia, Montrose, PA, Howard and Pat, Portland, NY, Richard and Ellen, Canastoa, NY; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ted Roache, Granville Summit; also 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Further services were held on October 24, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Elmira, NY with Rev. Carl Crawford, pastor of the Alba Christian Church assisted by Rev. Stephen Johnson, Rev. Burdette Mason and Rev. Everett Kaufman.  Interment was in Granville Center Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in rev. Kelly’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KITTLE Lucy A. Manley  – News was received of the death on Wednesday of Mrs. Walter Manley of Elmira. Mrs. Manley was formerly Miss Toot Kettle of Windfall, and is survived by her husband, two sons, Paul and Scott and two daughters, Neva and Harriett, besides a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at Elmira on Saturday. (FROM GRANVILLE CENTER NEWS) TGR 1913  ( Lucy A. Kittle Manley)

KNOWLDEN, EDITH,  Services for Edith Knowlden, 87, of Airlington, VA, formerly of Bodines, PA., and Granville were held Saturday, July 7 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. George Durie officiating.  The interment was held in the Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Center.  Miss Knowlden died on July 4 at the Orange County Nursing Home, Orange, Va.  She was born Feb. 28, 1897 in Bodines, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Marion Innes Knowlden.  Miss Knowlden was a retired Civil Service employee.  She is survived by a brother, Paul A. Culpeper, Va., and by several nieces and nephews.  (TGR July 12, 1984)

LARCOM Iva Delphine
Bolt, Mrs. George- aged 51, Granville Township, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Monday, January 6, 1947. She is survived by her husband, two Mrs. Frank Hulslander, Mainesburg, and Mrs. Richard Roth, Shiremanstown, a son, Thomas, Mainesburg, and a brother, Floyd Larcom, East Troy. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church, Bailey’s Corners, Wednesday at 2 pm with burial in the Granville Center Cemetery.

LARCOM –MRS. ETTA WIGGINS, 84, died at her home at West Franklin last Thursday evening (Nov. 23, 1950).  She operated the West Franklin telephone exchange for a number of years.  She is survived by one brother, Emory Larcom of Endicott, N.Y., formerly of Canton and several grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the West Franklin Church.  The Rev. Owen Barrett officiated and burial was at Granville Center Cemetery.

LARCOM Herbert C- 85, a native of Granville and a lifelong resident of Bradford County, died suddenly in his home in East Smithfield, Thursday morning, March 6, 1947. He had been a resident of the East Smithfield community for the past 40 years taking a prominent part in many activities. He was a former school director in East Smithfield, a member of the Big Pond Grange and the Big Pond Methodist Church. He is survived by one son, Archie, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Claude Wilcox, Towanda; a brother, Emory, Endicott; a sister, Mrs. Ettie Wiggins, West Franklin. Funeral services were held from his late home on Sunday with Rev. Owen Barrett. Burial in the Granville Cemetery.

LARCOM Lucy - Vroman Hill Lady Passes Away.  Lucy Larcom Pratt died at her home in West Burlington township, Sept. 30, aged 73 years.  The funeral was held at the Vroman Hill church, Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p. m. Rev. Bryan preached the sermon.  Interment was at Granville Center, Mrs. Pratt was born in West Burlington township.  Her parents moved to Candor, N. Y., soon after her birth.  Her girlhood days were spent mainly at Candor and Groton, N. Y.  She was married to Ephraim N. Pratt, July 1st, 1860.  Mr. Pratt died March 19, 1914.  For a period of over 55 years she had lived at Vroman Hill.  She leaves one son, Ardee Pratt, with whom she lived.  Mrs. Pratt was a member of the Methodist church and esteemed by all who knew her. TGR 1915

LEIBY - Nora Manley
This community was again saddened last Friday morning by the death of Nora, wife of Taylor Manley, after a few days illness at the age of 32 years. Besides her bereaved husband she left five children, Catherine, Carl, Frances, Samuel and Mary. Also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Leiby of Austinville; two brothers, Arthur of Austinville and Hosmer of Granville and two sisters Mrs. Jennie Hager of Austinville and Mrs. Carl Bradford of Forksville. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon,. Rev. E. E. Hensley officiating and interment in Granville Center Cemetery. Mrs. Manley came to this place as a bride and by her sweetness and depth of character and sincerity of purpose won the love of all who knew her. A devoted wife and other, a valued member of the Disciple Church and of Class 7 of the Sunday School her loss will be keenly felt. Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Grinnell were here from Towanda to attend the funeral.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgLEONARD –RUTH WOOD LEONDARD, 97, [SRGP 25821] Granville center died may 1, 1995, at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born June 15, 1897 in Coryland, PA, the daughter of Solomon Saxton and Clara Wood Leonard.  In 1916 Ruth graduated from Mansfield Normal School.  She taught school in Laquin, PA, and Irvington, NJ.  She finished college in 1923 at Elmira College and received her master’s degree in Latin from Michigan University.  She taught Latin and Spanish in high school at Owego, NY, and Auburn, NY.  She retired as a vice principal in 1956.  She lived in Granville Center until October 1993, when she moved to Phyl Carlo Retirement Center.  She had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy for many years.  She is survived by nieces Ruth C. Kovaric, Corpus Christi, TX, Elizabeth L. Johnson, Beachwood, NJ and Ruth L. Leslie, Glenside, PA; nephews Loren W. Leonard Jr., Christiana, PA and Fred W. Leonard, Marion Station, PA; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and many friends including special friends Henry and Marsha Martin, Granville Center.  She was predeceased by a sister, Esther, brothers, Loron and Emlen, and an aunt, Anna L. Taylor, with whom she resided with for many years in Granville Center.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Debbie Blair officiating.  Burial will be in the Granville Center Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Troy in care of the Ruth Leonard Memorial fund, 121 West Main St., Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

 MADDEN – Sam Madden died at his home on Saxton Hill on Friday, Oct. 24, following an illness of several years. He is survived by his wife who was formerly Miss Marion BUNYAN and who has the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Funeral services were held from the house at 2 o’clock on Sunday, conducted by Rev. Whiting of East Canton and interment was in Granville Center cemetery. Among the friends from a distance in attendance at the funeral were: Mrs. R. A. SAXTON of Rochester, Mrs. Dan BUNYAN, Daniel INNES, Edward INNES, Mrs. D. V. DANN, Lischer ROSS and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. WRIGHT of Canton, R. J. WRIGHT of Elmira Heights, Mr. and Mrs. G. B,. SHEPARD, Mr. and Mrs. F. PACKARD and Mr. and Mrs. Amnasa MAYNARD of Alba. TGR 1913

 

MANLEY Samuel

Horse’s Kick Ends Prominent Man’s Life.  Kicked in the groin by a horse, Samuel Manley died last Saturday morning at his home at Granville Centre, aged 70 years.  Mr. Manley was one of the prominent men of his section.  He was a farmer and dealer in livestock.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Manley, early pioneers of Troy township.  He was formerly for a long time tax collector of Granville and served also in other township offices.  He married Miss Ella Taylor, by whom he is survived, together with two sons, Walter of Elmira, and Taylor at home, and three daughters, Belle of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Matie Mosher and Ida May of Detroit; two brothers Charles of Alba, Frank of New Jersey, and two sisters, Mrs. Valentine Saxton of Granville and Mrs. Phin Packard of Troy township.  The funeral at the home at two Monday afternoon was attended among others by a large delegation of his Masonic brethren of Troy lodge, to which he had long belonged and in which as elsewhere he was highly esteemed. TGR 1912  Granville Center

 

MASON GRACE MASON BAXTER, 99, a resident of Needham, Mass. For the past 10 years died there Sunday, Jan. 26, 1986.  She was born in Leroy, Pa.  She was the widow of Benjamin F. Baxter.  Mrs. Baxter is survived by a daughter, Esther B. Perrin of Needham, Mass. And a brother, Lloyd Mason of Canton.  Four grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.  She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, Sayre Chapter O.E.S. and Tioga Point Chapter of the D.A.R. in Athens.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 w. Main St., Troy, Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Paul Diehl will officiate.  Interment will be in Granville Center Cemetery.  The family gratefully declines flowers.  Those who wish are asked to make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice in memory of Mrs. Baxter.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (Parents Ernest M. and Edith Saxton Mason)

A. EARL MAY age 68 of Canton, Pa., at the Troy Community Hospital, Wednesday, November 8, 1967 after a brief illness.  Body at the Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa.  Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday 2 p.m., Rev. Donald Winstead.  Granville Center Cemetery.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dale (Patricia) Hartford of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Carlyle (Eloise) VanNoy, Troy R.D. 2, Pa.; sons, Mr. Max E. May, Canton RD 1, Pa., Mr. Walter K. May of Troy RD 2, Pa., Mr. Galen E. May, Troy RD 1, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 2 sisters, Mrs. Clara Baker, Towanda RD 5 Pa., Mrs. Howard Judson, Towanda RD 2, Pa.; brothers, Mr. Galen O. May of Towanda RD, Mr. Leonard E. May of Towanda RD; several nieces and nephews.  He was a veteran of World War I, having served over seas with the A.E.F., member of the American Legion, Troy American Legion Post, V.F.W.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1967

MAY, Eloise M. VanNoy, 74, of Canton, PA died Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness.  Eloise was born March 30, 1923 in Elmira, NY.  She waas a daughter of the late A. Earl and Ethel Bailey May.  She was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1942.  She was employed by the former Eureka Plant in Troy for over 20 years until her retirement.  Following retirement she cooked for the Towanda Country Club and most recently worked part-time as a baker for Our House Restaurant in Grover.  Eloise was a life-time member of the Granville Center church of Christ.  She also belonged to the Canton Women of the Moose Lodge No. 429.  Surviving are daughter, K. Lorraine Butcher of Monroeton RR 1; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Sally VanNoy of Granville Summit RR 1 and Jerry and JoAnne VanNoy of Canton RR 1; grandchildren and their spouses, Brett and Dawn Grace, Cindy and David Rathbun, Bradley and Suzanne VanNoy, Rodney and Danielle VanNoy and RaeAnn, Ryan Jonathan, Joseph and Jasmine VanNoy; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Galen and Wilma May and Walter and Wilma May all of Troy, PA and Max and Mila May of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Dale Hartford of Alba; her mother-in-law, Gertrude Greenough of Granville Summit; son-in-law, LeRoy Grace of Canton; a daughter-in-law, Ida Butcher of Granville Center; sisters-in-law, Sharlene Colton of Granville Summit and Doris Crawford of Sugar Run; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband of 38 years, Carlyle (Pogie_ VanNoy, who died in 1980, she was predeceased by a son, Wendell VanNoy, kn 1974.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on June 28 with the Rev. Edward Spencer officiating and interment to be in Granville Center Cemetery.

MAY - Leland D. May Expires at Sayre Hospital.
Western Bradford sustained an irreparable loss last Wednesday evening when Leland May, the widely known Milking Shorthorn breeder of Glenside Farm, Granville Center, expired at the Robert Packer hospital. Mr. May’s health had been impaired since last spring. In July he submitted to a thorough examination at the Packer hospital and by Philadelphia and Baltimore specialists. They diagnosed cancer of the rectum for which he was treated with radium in Baltimore. He was at his home in Granville early in December when an operation became imperative. He was hurried to Sayre and there remained until the end. Everything possible was done for him, even to a transfusion of blood. Mr. May was born on what is now part of the Glenside 800 acres, 61 years ago last March 3d. He married Miss Sarah Belle Catlin August 18, 1881. Since 1887, a year after the herd was established by J. K. Innes, he had been identified with the Milking Shorthorns of Glenside. Mrs. May and Mrs. Innes are sisters. He became in time manager, part owner and sole proprietor. In 1909 he sold a half interest to Charles A. Otis of Cleveland. In 1915 this partnership was dissolved and he again came into full ownership. Quite largely through his vision and initiative, Glenside came gradually into national prominence. Minnie Clay Third and Kittie Clay Fourth were winners among the Milking Shorthorns at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1891, and Kittie Clay was second only among all breeds. He was so well known and universally respected among the breeders that they quite generally referred to him as "Daddy" May, the father of the breed in America. In 1915 he went to Europe to visit the farms and make selections from herds the blood of which he had combined with the Clay family at Glenside with so much success. He was one of the organizers and until his health failed, an officer of the Milking Shorthorn Breeders’ Association of America.   Among his neighbors, everywhere, Mr. May was held in affectionate regard. By his request the funeral at the home on Saturday afternoon and interment in Granville Center cemetery were as simple as possible. Though a Mason and an Odd Fellow, neither body took part other than as individuals. The Revs. Bryan and Martin were the officiating clergymen. The bearers were employes of Glenside. TGR 1922

 

MAYNARD Madeline Maynard Coleman Heines

91, a former resident of FairLawn NJ and Troy, died at Nottingham Village Northumberland PA on Sunday, February 5, 2012. She was born on July 28, 1920 in Syracuse, NY the daughter of the late Wilber and Carlotta Ray Maynard. Madeline completed nursing school at Paterson General Hospital, New Jersey and she worked as a LPN and scrub nurse at Barnet Hospital. She retired as a gear inspector at Wright Aeronautical in New Jersey.  She was a former member of Van Riper Ellis Memorial Baptist Church in FairLawn NJ and a member of Granville Center Church of Christ. She participated in church Bible studies and was a VBS teacher. Madeline was a 4-H leader in FairLawn NJ. While living in Troy she was a Grange member, hospice volunteer and ombudsman.  Madeline led an active life and enjoyed gardening, flower arranging, crafts, camping, and traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.  Madeline was married to the late Walter R. Coleman, and the late William G. Heines.  She is survived by her three children: Walter N. Coleman and his wife Nancy of Atlanta, GA, Robert W. Coleman and his wife Joanne of New Windsor, NY, and Madeline Baus and her husband Gerald of Northumberland, PA. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Madeline was preceded in death by one sister, Carlotta Hubshman.  Graveside services were held on Tuesday, February 7th at 1:00 Pm at Granville Church of Christ Cemetery, Granville Center, PA with Pastor John Rees officiating. A Memorial Service will be held in March at the First Regular Baptist Church in Northumberland PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northumberland Christian School, 351 5th Street, Northumberland, PA 17857.    Canton Independent Sentinel – February 11, 2012    

 

McCLELLAND Joann Boyce

86, of Canton, PA, died Monday evening, January 16, 2012, from the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township. Born on September 18, 1925 in Berrytown, PA, Springfield Township, Joann was a daughter of the late Burton and Ruby (Barrett) McClelland. She graduated as class Valedictorian from Troy High School. Joann was the devoted wife of A. Aaron Boyce for 65 years.  In earlier years, they owned and operated a dairy farm near Columbia Cross Roads, PA., where Aaron later was Postmaster.  Aaron and Joann were then caretakers of the Delta Lake Church Camp in Rome, NY before living in Rochester, NY for several years.  They retired in Canton Township and spent time gardening.  Joann loved the Lord and his word guided her throughout life.   The Boyces attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for many years and more recently they enjoyed attending the West Franklin Mennonite Church.   Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, David and Lori Papazian-Boyce of Vancouver WA; sisters-in-law Margaret McClelland of Troy, Mildred Osgood of East Troy and Audrey Porter of Montoursville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Aaron, who died on May 17, 2010 and three siblings,Janet LaMont, Boyd McClelland and Bruce McClelland.  A time of visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr, in Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 7:00.  Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – January 18, 2012

 

 McELROY – Wallace McElroy, a lifelong resident in this vicinity, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest MANLEY at New Salem on Wednesday, Oct. 15, following an illness of only four days of pneumonia. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Ernest MANLEY, of New Salem; Mrs. Furman BEARDSLEE of Rochester and Mrs. Frank BASSETT of this place, with whom he has lived for several years. His remains were brought to his home here where funeral services were held at 2 o’clock on Saturday conducted by Rev. G. P. MORSE. He was laid at rest in Granville Center cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him about five months ago. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. Those in attendance at the funeral from out of town were: Rev. and Mrs. E. E. MANLEY and daughter Dorothy of New Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Furman BEARDSLEE and Dr. Rose BRIEDENSTEIN of Rochester; Rev. and Mrs. J. C. FIEGART of Estella; Mr. and Mrs. Harry BRUCE of Canton; and Amos BASSETT of Grover. TGR 1913

Polly A. MILES - Mrs. John Vroman died at her home in Canton on Wednesday of last week, aged 77 years. She had been ill but a few days. Mrs. Vroman is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Innes, Mrs. Theodore Manley and Mrs. Frank Bunyan, and one son Ritnor Vroman. Funeral services were held on Saturday with interment at Granville Centre. TGR 1904

MILES –POLLY A. (Mrs. John Vroman died at her residence on Lycoming St. on Wednesday afternoon of pneumonia, after a short illness, aged 77 years. (Nov. 21, 1904)  The funeral will be held from her late residence today.  Interment at Granville Centre.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dan’l Innes, Mrs. Theodore Manley and Mrs. Frank Bunyan and one son, Ritner Vroman.

MONROE –BETTY MARIE SHEDDEN, 65 of Granville Summit RD 1 died Tuesday, March 26, 1961 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born Nov. 19, 1925 in West Burlington the daughter of Perry and Myrtle Smith Monroe.  Betty was a member of the Fairview Church of Vroman Hill.  She was also employed at Swayze of Canton for 10 years until her health forced her into retirement.  She was a member of the Granville Center Rebekah Lodge and was a former participant in Granville Center minstrel shows.  She is survived by her husband, Harry M. Shedden Granville Summit.  Betty and Harry celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16, 1991.  Also surviving are daughter, Nancy Saxon, Granville Summit; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sharon Shedden, Troy RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) McNett of Canton and Eloise Smith of Sayre; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Jeanne Monroe, Troy RD; grandchildren, Kevin Saxon of Elmira, Keith Saxon of Rome, Brenda (Mrs. Edward) Dotter of Towanda, Tim Saxon of Towanda, Betsy (Mrs. Wade) Sparbanie of Monroeton, Mike Saxon of Granville Summit, a very special grandson, Ryan Finnerty of Granville Summit and John Shedden of Big Pond; great-grandchildren, Amber Sparbanie of Monroeton, Aaron Saxon of Rome, Kayla Saxon of Towanda, Cody Dotter of Towanda, Garrett Saxon of Elmira and Timothy A. Saxon of Towanda; step-grandchildren, Holly Schrader of Troy and Scott Schrader also of Troy; step-great-grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Clark of Rome and Christopher Schrader of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by special friends, Ella Terwilleger of the Bradford County Manor and Dottie Williams of Canton as well as by numerous other friends.  She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Monroe; sister, Alberta Spencer; uncle, Leo Smith and her father and mother, Harry and Myrtle Monroe.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Wednesday from 7-99 p.m.  The funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. George Ogden officiating.  Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, Pa. or the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

MORRISON Derrick

In Granville, October 5th, of Bright’s disease, Derrick Morrison, aged 35 years. TGR 1901

 

MORRISON –ELSIE T. (MORRISON) JOHNSTON, 94, of Granville Summit, died Thursday evening, Feb. 26, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born July 14, 1909, in East Troy, she was the only child of the late Page and Ruth (Taylor) Morrison.   Elsie was a long time member of the Church of Christ in Granville Center.  She was a faithful member of the Republican Women and the West Burlington and Granville Granges.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing and writing poetry.  She was an avid piano and accordion player; in fact, she was still playing the piano until just two weeks ago.  She was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens group and played in their kitchen band.  Elsie was the oldest living member of the Johnston family.  For many years she received an award honoring her for that distinction at the family reunions held at Mountain Lake.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was very caring and loving woman.  Surviving are her children, Phyllis (Earl) Johnston of Troy, William Page (Nancy) Johnston of Okeechobee, Fla., Virginia Collins of Canton and Glenn (Jenny) Johnston of Canton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren W. Johnston on Oct. 24, 1981, a daughter, Carolyn Toth, great-granddaughter, Danielle Vanderveer and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Johnston.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held there following visitation at 4 p.m.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Township.  Those who wish may make memorial donations in Elsie’s name to the Granville Center Church of Christ, RR1 Granville Summit, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MORRISON MAUD
Pepper, Maud Morrison-Granville Center, May 18 (1948 or 49) Funeral was held from the Church of Christ Saturday afternoon, of which she was a faithful member. Bearers were Dean Shedden, Marshall Cole, Allison Spencer, Arthur Haflett, Ernest Saxton and Mr. Darrow. Burial was in Granville Cemetery.

MORSE - Titus, Martha Morse- daughter of Israel  & Sophia Farnum Morse was born on May 8th, 1829
at Troy, Pa. Her husband Austin M Titus died about thirty-two years ago after which she lived with her daughter Frances, who died about three years ago. After her daughter’s death she moved to Coshcoton, Ohio to spend her latter days with her daughter, Mrs. F E Bovier, where in love’s sweet fellowship surrounded by every comfort, life’s day came to a beautiful sunset June 4th, 1920. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F E Bovier of Coshcoton and six grandchildren-Mrs. Lloyd S Beech, Miss Iva Bovier and Fred Bovier of Detroit, C D Bovier of  Chicago; and George A Bovier of Washington, Pa. She was a granddaughter and the oldest member of the daughters of the American Revolution. As she wished the body was brought to Troy. Mrs. Titus was 92 years old and the oldest member of Os-Co-Hu Chapter, and D A R . Interment was in the Granville cemetery.

NIXON - EVANS, MABEL E.  Services for Mabel E. Evans,90, Bradford County Manor, were held Feb. 23 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Myers officiating.  Interment was in Granville Center Cemetery.  Mrs. Evans died Feb. 20, 1984.  She was born May 20, 1893 in Kearny, NJ, daughter of William and Margaret McArthur Nixon.  She was a member of Granville Center Church of Christ.  Preceded in death by her husband, Leon Evans, she is survived by a son, John J. Riley of Glen Mills, PA; two step-daughters, Mrs. Esther Wrisley of Bentley Creek and Mrs. Erma Knowlden, Elmira; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.  (TGR March 1, 1984)

Henri E. OUDSHOORN, 90, of Granville Summit and formerly of Bentley Creek, PA died on July 7, 201 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Henri was born on March 30, 1911 in Den Helder, The Netherlands, a son of David and Hendrika (Smit) Oudshoorn.  Mr. Oudshoorn fought with the Dutch Resistance in WW II.  At the close of the war he joined the Royal Air Force of England as an instructor for radio operators.  In 1947 he joined the KLM as a radio operator and navigator.   Mr. Oudshoorn and his family immigrated to the United States in December of 1951.  In 1954 Henri survived a major commercial airline crash in Shannon, Ireland.  He then joined SwissAir Airlines in 1958 as a flight dispatcher, retiring in 1974.  Henri and wife Adinda then moved to Bentley Creek, PA where he was an avid amateur radio operator.  In 1988 they moved to the Granville Center area where Henri was a very active member of the Granville Center Church of Christ.  Henri is survived by his wife Adinda of the Bradford County Manor; a son, Rudi Oudshoorn of Long Island, NY; two grandchildren, David and Danielle Oudshoorn and Kristy and Coltie Planz; a great-grandson; a special friend, Beverly Kingsbury of LeRoy, PA; many friends.  Mr. Oudshoorn was predeceased by his first wife Geertruida in 1969.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 14 at 2:0 pm at the Granville Center Church of Christ with Henri’s pastor, the Rev. Harrell Phelps, officiating and interment to be private.  Arrangements are in the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  Memorials in Henri’s name may be sent to the Granville Center Church of Christ c/o RR 1, Box 163, Monroeton, PA 18832 or the Alzheimer’s Association of NE PA at Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, July 12, 2001

HAROLD PEPPER, 82, of Granville Summit died Thursday, May 20, 1982 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Aug. 19, 1899 in Granville Center, the son of David and Odessa Baxter Pepper.  He was a member of the Granville Center Grange and the Canton Moose.  Mr. Pepper was a retired farmer and carpenter.  He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lillian Ripley Pepper; a son, LaRue Pepper of Towanda; daughters, Mrs. Ted (Pearl) Foster of Granville Summit and Mrs. Mavis Nowicki of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Velma) Collum of Troy; stepsons, Earl Ripley of Troy and Gerald Ripley of troy; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor George Ogden, Jr. officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ or the Sylvania Church of Christ.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LARUE ‘RED’ PEPPER, 75, Towanda, PA, died July 10, 1996, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born October 17, 1920, in Granville Center, he was the son of the late Harold and Maude Morrison Pepper.  Red, as he was known by his family and friends, was employed as a brick layer with the Brick and Allied Craftsman Local No. 19, Williamsport, for many years until his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ; was also a member of the Gobbler Knob Hunting Camp and was a former member of the Towanda B.P.O.E. Elks No. 2191.  In the late 19702, he took great pride in sponsoring in the former Red’s Bombers Softball team of the Mountaineer Park League in Monroeton.  Family members include: Adelia Pepper, Williamsport; a daughter, Marjorie Pepper, Williamsport; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Annaro Patil, Lewisberry, PA; son, David Pepper, Milroy; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Barbara Pepper, Muncy, Lida Potter, Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Cook and Steve Salsman, Laceyville, PA; two sons and daughters-in-law, terry and Gloria Potter, Wysox and Mark and Deanna Potter, Ulster; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl foster, Granville Summit and Pamela Nowicki, Michigan; an aunt, Agnes Cole, Montour Falls, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his step-mother, Lillian Pepper.  The funeral service was held from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, July 15, with the Rev. Willard Strunk, pastor of the Grover Church of Christ, officiating.  Interment was in the Granville Center Cemetery with the Canton VFW Post No. 714 according full military honors.  Pallbearers were Nathan and Eric Cassellbury, David Anders, Toby Pepper and Steven and James Patil.  Members of the firing squad were Merrel Freeman and Frank Koval.  The flag was folded and presented to the family by Ted Spencer and Luther Campbell.  Members of the color guard were Jack McNett, Edger Loomis and Luther Campbell and Commander Ted Spencer.  The family suggests memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Pepper’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LaRUE PEPPER
LaRue "Red" Pepper, 75, Towanda, PA died Wednesday, July 10, 1996 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born October 17, 1920 in Granville Center, PA, he was the son of the late Harold and Maude Morrison Pepper. Mr. Pepper served his country during WW II in the US Navy until his honorable discharge in November 1945. Red, as he was known by his family and friends, was employed as a bricklayer until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. Mr. Pepper was also a member of the Gobbler's Knob Hunting Camp and was a former member of the Towanda BPOE Elks No. 2191. Family members include Aldelia Pepper of Williamsport, PA; a daughter, Marjorie Pepper of Williamsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Annarao Patil of Lewisberry, PA; son, David Pepper of Milroy, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Barbara Pepper of Muncy, PA, Lila Potter of Towanda; daughter, Barbara Cook, Laceyville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Gloria Potter of Wysox, PA and Mark and Deanna Potter of Ulster, PA; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Foster of Granville Summit, PA and Pamela Nowicki of Michigan; an aunt, Agnes Cole of Mountour Falls, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Lillian Pepper. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on July 15 with the Rev. Willard Strunk officiating and interment to be in the Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Twp. with Canton VFW Post 714 according full military honors. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice in Mr. Pepper's memory. (TGR Thursday, July 18, 1996)

PEPPER –MRS. MARY E. ALLYN of Ulster, Monday, Sept. 23, 1963.  She was the widow of Hugh E. Allyn.  Funeral was held Thursday at Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  Granville Center Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963

 

PETERS Harvey

Local News) Harvey Peters, and old soldier and member of the G. A. R., died at his home in Granville Centre Sunday night last, of cancer, aged about 60 years. tgr 1901

 

PHELPS –THELMA R. HULSLANDER, 51, of Granville Summit RD 1 died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1985 at home.  She was born April 28, 1928 in Milan, the daughter of Plynn and Dora Fosburg Phelps.  Mrs. Hulslander was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ.  She was a member and past noble grand of the Granville Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 567.  Mrs. Hulslander is survived by her husband of 37 years, George M. Hulslander; daughter, Mrs. Steve (Rosie) Probst of Granville Summit RD 1; grandchildren, Jeffrey Stephen Probst and Penny Lynne Probst; sister, Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Paris of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  The Granville Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 567 will hold a memorial service for Sister Thelma Hulslander on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Umstetter, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANK A. PORTER, 84, FORMERLY OF Wyalusing, PA died Saturday, January 14, 1995 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born September 24, 1910 in West Franklin he was the son of the late Gordon and Maude Porter.  In earlier years Frank moved from the Troy area to Sugar Run where he operated a farm and was a well-known cattle dealer for many years until failing health required him to retire in 1970.  Mr. Porter was an avid sports fan and possessed many friends in the area.  He was married to the former Harriett Baxter of Troy, she preceded him in death in 1974.  Surviving are daughters, Betty Carslake of Burlington, NY and Joan Raimundo of Rochester, MN; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary A. and Charles Brown of Towanda; six grandchildren, Carl Franz, John Carslake, Lisa Raimundo, Brian Raimundo and Mike and Randy Epler; sisters, Claribel Hawthorne of Bradford County Manor, Mrs. Leland (Irene) Kipp of New Albany, Florence Mitchell of Troy; brothers, Myron of Pampa, TX, Rev. Floyd Porter of Moultrie, GA; nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private memorial service was held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Timothy Geiger, assistant pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda officiating and interment to be in the Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Center.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Frank A. Porter’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Ephraim PRATT died at his home on Vroman Hill, March 19, 1914, of bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Pratt was born on the farm where he had always lived, April 8, 1838, and was the last of a family of ten. He was married July 1, 1860 to Lucy Larcom, who survives him. He also leaves a son, R. D. Pratt and a daughter-in-law, who live on the old homestead. Mr. Pratt was a much respected man and will be kindly remembered. The funeral which was largely attended, was held at the Vroman Hill church Saturday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Eric Kunzman preached the sermon. Interment was made in the cemetery near his life long home.

John PUTNAM, second son of Eleazer and Mary (Crosby) Putnam, was born Nov. 12, 1767 at Medford, Mass. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, his record of service being contained in his own affidavit as follows: "That he enlisted as a private in June or July, 1780, at Great Barrington, Mass. and served 6 months in the 1st Massachusetts regiment; that in the winter following he enlisted in the continental establishment and the following spring joined the 6th Massachusetts regiment, commanded by Col. Calvin Smith (Capt. Japhet Daniel's company) and served in that regiment at West Point, which was afterwardconsolidated with the 2nd Massachusetts regiment, until the fall of 1783." >From a descriptive roll, he is described: "height, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; occupation, laborer; residence, Great Barrington." In 1817, he removed to Granville township and took up a farm in the wilderness which he occupied until his death, May 31, 1844. He married 1st Fiche Van Deusen and had two children, Katie and Lucretia (Mrs. Joseph Bush); married 2nd Lendy Andrus (b. Dec. 26, 1775, d. April 3, 1841), their children being Luman, Henry, Fiche (Mrs. Stephen Landon), Isaac, Lydia (Mrs. Heman Bruce), Sally (Mrs. Luther F. Clark), and Jane (Mrs. Van Rensselaer Champney). Both Mr. Putnam and his 2nd wife (are) inhumed at Granville Center.

LURA PUTNAM WILCOX WALBORN (Granville Center News)  Mrs. Lura Walborn, a life long resident of Granville died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30th, at the age of 77 years.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Granville Center church, Rev. J. C. Bryan officiating.  Among those from a distance to attend the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. Fred Wilcox from Philadelphia; Mrs. Jennie Stanton and Walter Stanton of Troy; Ben Walborn of Towanda; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bixby, Leona; Mr. and Mrs. F. Rineboldt and family of Canton and Mrs. Phoebe Wilcox from Montoursville. TGR 1918

PUTNAM - Miss Mollie Morgan Putnam - expired at the family home in this boro Monday night, Jan 29th, following a long illness, aged 27 years. She was a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Putnam and was born in Granville, coming to Troy ten years ago. She was for a long time secretary and treasurer of the Disciple Sunday School. A young woman of singularly winning character and disposition, her death is widely mourned. She leaves besides her mother, four brothers and three sisters-Miss Lisle Putnam of Binghamton; Jeruchia of Brooklyn and Mrs. N E Boyce, Willard, NY; Harry G and Albert A of Canton; Azor R and Robert L of Troy. Following a prayer service at the house at 10 yesterday morning the remains were taken to Granville Center where the funeral was held in the Disciple church at 1 o’clock the Rev. P S Calvin of Troy, officiating. Interment was in the Granville Center Cemetery.
 

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