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Emerson C. RANDALL, age 89 of Troy Rr 2, died on August 21, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. He was born on September 26, 1909 in Burlington Township, the son of the late Lewis and Etti (Robinson) Randall Emerson was a lifelong farmer. He is survived by his wife, bertha May (McNeal) Randall at home; stepson, Paul Hicks of Troy; three step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jeanette Ayers of Binghamton, NY. Graveside services were held August 25 (11 am) at the Granville Center cemetery with Pastor Harrell Phelps officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.
STEPHEN H. RANDALL
Stephen H. Randall, 72, of Granville Summit RD 1, died Sunday, June 23, 1991 at home. Born July 26, 1918 in West Burlington Township, he was the son of Lewis and Ettie Robinson Randall. He was a member of the East Granville Baptist Church and a life-long Granville Summit farmer. For 18 years he was a caretaker at the farm of Dr. L.W. Brown. Mr. Randall is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan VanHorn Randall; sons and daughters-in-law, Van and Kathy Randall of Milan, Lynn and Mary Beth Randall of Troy, Merle and Alice Randall of Troy and Joe and Gloria Randall of Granville Summit; brother and sister-in-law, Emerson and Bertha Randall of Troy; sister, Jeanette Ayers of Riverview Nursing Home in Owego; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lester and Christine Dunbar of Troy, Henry and Marcia Martin of Granville Summit, Janice Wrisley of Troy and Anna Mary Hulslander of Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at the Granville Center Cemetery June 29 (pm) with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the church or a charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, June 27, 1991)
ROGER L. REEVES SR.
Roger Loren Reeves Sr., 30, of Ulster, PA, died Friday, March 24, 1995. Born June 13, 1964 in New York City, he was a son of Jean Olef Reeves and the late Richard Reeves. Roger was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1982 and attended Williamsport Area Community College and later served in the US Army oversees. He was employed as an installer of prefabricated mobile homes. He attended SS. Peter & Paul Church, Towanda. Surviving are children, Matt, Roger Jr. and Lorin, all of Towanda; his mother, Jean L. Reeves of Ulster; brothers, Richard Reeves of Erie, PA and Robert M. Reeves of Milan RR 1; a sister, Eleanor Butcher of Milan RR 1; maternal grandfather, Edward Olef of Texas; maternal grandmother, Ethel Ball of Scotch Plains, NJ; an aunt, Jackie Quavis of Texas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald J. Reeves, in 1990. Private funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with interment to be in Granville Center Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, March 30, 1995)
RONALD J. REEVES
Ronald Jordan Reeves, 28, of Scotch Plains, NJ died June 8, 1990 at home. Born December 18, 1961 in New York City, he was the son of Jean Olef Reeves and of the late Richard Reeves. He was a 1979 graduate of Troy High School. He was in the US Army for seven years and entered the employ of Varityper Company. At the time of his death, he was a production supervisor. Surviving are his mother, Jean L. Reeves of Ulster; brothers, Richard R. of Erie and Robert M. and Roger L., both of Granville Center; sister, Eleanor Strock of Towanda; his grandmother, Ethel Ball of Scotch Plains, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial took place June 12 at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda with interment to be in Granville Cemetery with American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. (TGR, Thursday, June 14, 1990)
Harold Rinebold is buried there with no marker.
Here is the missing information:
Born: 10 May 1902 and died: Aug 1987.
Son of Francis 'Frank' H. and Myra WALBORN Rinebold.
--Janet Rinebold Webster
Arthur "Pat" Rockwell, 84, of Troy RD 3, died Wednesday evening, March 13, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born March 6, 1907 in West Burlington, the son of Joseph and Bessie Welch Rockwell. He was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church. He was a lifelong dairy farmer in West Burlington and a former member of the Union Grange and the Troy Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Kay Rockwell of Troy RD 3, Gary and Linda Rockwell of Troy RD 3; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Edward Manley of Troy; five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Baxter Rockwell, in 1953. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 24 with the Rev. George Mauk officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, March 21, 1991)
ROCKWELL –CLARA J. –Mrs. Robert Bailey, 53 died at her home in Canton, Pa. Thursday, Apr. 30, 1942 after two years illness. She leaves her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Spencer of Canton; two sons, Harold at home and Lawrence of Elmira and a sister, Mrs. Matie Bailey of Troy, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. William Hallbauer will officiate. Burial will be in the Granville Center Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/1/1942
ROCKWELL –MRS. MATIE ROCKWELL BAILEY, aged 87, a former resident of Bailey’s Corners, Granville Township died Saturday, Mar. 14, 1964 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Williams in Sherwood Village, Bloomsburg. Mrs. Bailey was born June 25, 1877 in Franklin Township, the daughter of Sylvester and Wealtha V. Rockwell and in 1899 she married John W. Bailey. They resided at Bailey’s Corners until his death in 1940. She was a member of the Bailey’s Corners Baptist Church for more than 60 years and an active worker in the Ladies Aid Society and Friendly Circle Class. She was a member of the Granville Center Grange for 57 years and served as its secretary for more than a quarter of a century. She was also a charter member of Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge at Granville and was a past noble grand. In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Louise Williams at whose home she resided, Mrs. Bailey is survived by two granddaughters, Linda and Jeanelle, both of Bloomsburg and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Troy Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Herbert Punchard officiated and burial was in the Granville Cemetery.
ROGERS –MARGARET BAXTER WHEELER, 91, of East South avenue, Canton, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, 1997, at the Highlands Nursing Home, in Laporte following a brief illness. Margaret was born in her parents home on Armenia Mountain Feb. 17, 1906. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Carrie Parker Rogers. Margaret, a mother of eight sons, spent earlier years as a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed cooing and worked at the East Troy Diner for several years. She later was employed by the Troy Community Hospital in the kitchen, where she assisted with the diets of many of the patients until her retirement. Margaret was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ and the Granville Center Grange. She was a 20-year member of the Lady Rebekah Lodge No. 362, Canton. Surviving are; a son and daughter-in-law, Lyle and Margaret Baxter of Bloomfield, N.Y.; two sons, Mitchell and Willard “Tom” Baxter, both of Canton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friends. Mary Nybeck and family and Jean Hartzig, all of Canton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. wheeler was preceded in death by her first husband, Laurence Baxter, in 1962; her second husband, Burdette Wheeler, in 1976; and five sons, Silas, Alex, Phillip, Ronald and Roger Baxter. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Timothy B. Thomas, missionary minister of the Granville Center Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in the Granville Center Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Wheeler’s memory. –Troy Gazette-Register.
ROBERT R. ROHRER
Robert R. Rohrer, 31, of Troy, PA died Wednesday, November 11, 1992. He was born December 13, 1960 in Williamsport, PA, the son of Richard and Pearl Dincher Rohrer. He graduated from Bishop Neuman High School and was a 15-year employee of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. He had been active in many committees at St. Boniface Church in Williamsport, before becoming a member of the Towanda Universalist Church. He is survived by his partner in holy union, Gene Woodruff; his parents, Richard K. and Pearl S. Dincher Rohrer of Williamsport; four sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 16 with the Rev. Florence Gelo officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Center. A memorial service is being planned at St. Boniface Church in Williamsport. (TGR, Thursday, November 19, 1992)
ROSS Lischer Ross
died at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cora Ross. He was 72 years old. For 42 years he was in the meat business in Canton. The Canton Sentinel 1933
ROSS - Mrs. Rachel Streeter, who died at the home of her daughter, at West Franklin, was brought here for burial on Sunday. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. B. A. Bower, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. She leaves four children, Mrs. S. J. Mott, Mrs. F. S. Wilcox and Mrs. David Austin of West Franklin and A. L. Streeter of Elmira. (Second wife of Orlando L. Streeter.) TGR 1904
ROWLEY –MURIL A. WALBORN - On the morning of Wednesday, March 28, 2007, former Roaring Branch resident Muril Amanda (Rowley) Walborn died quietly at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was 98 years of age. Born Feb. 15, 1909 in the town of Tuscarora, New York, she was the only child of Oral C. and Lavina (Ludlow) Rowley. Mrs. Walborn graduated from Addison (N.Y.) High School with the Class of 1927, and a few years later was employed as a teacher in New York State. During World War II, she worked at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, Pa. Muril was married to the late Leon E. Walborn, with whom she raised three daughters and a son at their Union Township farm. She was happiest when she was busy helping others. Muril could always be depended upon to baby sit her grandchildren, as a volunteer at the Canton Senior Citizen's clothing center or as a live-in caregiver to the elderly, which she did well into her eighties. After moving to Millerton to live with her daughter, Muril became active at the Garrett Miller Senior Center. She was a woman whose life was grounded in faith and love for her Lord, and for many years was active in the North Union Christian Church. Mrs. Walborn is survived by her daughters Ruby (and Leon) Woodruff of Troy; Adelia (and Miles) Reed of Roaring Branch; and Leona Kent of Millerton, sister-in-law Esther (and Louis) Adams, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Walborn, on March 26, 1986, and her husband, Leon on May 21, 1986. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, and will resume Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Granville Cemetery. The family will provide flowers, and suggest that memorial contributions be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2007
SAXTON - DOROTHY MARTIN
Dorothy Estelle (Saxton) Martin, 92, formerly of Granville Summit, PA, died at the Bradford County Manor on Friday, November 25, 1994. She was born on September 13, 1902 in Granville Summit, the daughter of the late Henry and Cora (VanHorn) Saxton. Mrs. Martin was the widow of the late Henry E. Martin, who was a minister for 50 years. She graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in 1921 with a degree in education. Her teaching career began in one-room school houses in Bradford County. She retired in 1964 from the Ebensburg Area School District after 26 1/2 years. She was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ; the WCTU of Burlington; the Grange No. 309 of Granville Center; and the Order of the Eastern Star in Ebensburg. Surviving are sons, Henry L. Martin of Granville Summit and Harold S. Martin of Bath, NY; daughters, Janice M. Sponseller of Denver, CO and Vonda Dundon of Stuart, VA; 12 grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Lillian Saxton of Granville Summit. Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers, Luther, Franklin and Ernest Saxton. Funeral services were held November 29 at the Granville Center Church of Christ with the Rev. Bob Hart and Larry L. Bratton officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be made to the Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o Stanley Saxton, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA 16926. (TGR, Thursday, December 1, 1994)
SAXTON Kathryn Saxton Kingsley Wunder
died peacefully, Oct. 2, 2012 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan at the age of 77. Kathryn JoAnn Saxton was born Oct. 12, 1934 to Ernest and Lillian Hager Saxton in Granville Summit. Kathryn grew up with her brothers and sister on their family dairy farm and attended North Woods grade school, later graduating from Troy High School in 1952. Kathryn married Allen Kingsley of Gillette. in 1953 with whom she shared six children. Kathryn began her career as a registered nurse in 1978, retiring in 2003. Kathryn was an active member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church where she sang in the Memorial Choir and participated in numerous musical groups, as well as Ell-D-Van and Supper Club. She was a member of the Penn Yan Community Band and Community Chorus, and was a volunteer at the Keuka Comfort Care Home. Kathryn's adventurous spirit led her to white water rafting down the Genesee River and camping and canoeing in the Adirondacks. She greatly enjoyed traveling extensively and went on numerous mission trips. Those who knew Kathryn remember her to be easy-going with a cheerful smile and a warm heart-as soft as it was strong. Kathryn loved a good laugh, her sense of humor and wit evidenced by her recognizable chuckle. Kathryn is survived by her husband, Art Wunder; her children Tom (Marilyn) Kingsley, Donna (Jack) Payne, A. Scott (Coleen) Kingsley, JoAnn Kingsley, John (Chelsey) Kingsley, David (Tanya) Kingsley; step children Tom (Anne) Wunder, Nancy (Donna) Wunder and Stephen (Eileen) Wunder; sister, Lenora (Melvin) Woodard,; sisters-in-law, Kay Saxton and Ada Mae Saxton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Wayne Saxton and Stanley Saxton. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at Weldon Funeral Home in Penn Yan. A memorial service for Kathryn will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. at Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kathryn's memory may be made to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan Fire Department and Penn Yan Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2012
LUTHER V. SAXTON, 88, a resident of the Oxford Manor Nursing home, Oxford, Pa. formerly of Canton RD 2, died Monday, Nov. 28, 1988 at the Southern Chester County Medical Center, Jennersville, Pa. Mr. Saxton was born July 28, 1900 at Granville Summit a son of Henry and Cora VanHorn Saxton. He was a former school teacher in Bradford and Armstrong Counties and a farmer. Mr. Saxton retired in 1965 from the Swayze Folding box Co., Canton. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Canton. Surviving are two sons; Ronald L. of West Grove, Pa. and Robert W. of Elmira; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Snowalter of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Martin of Granville Summit; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. His wife, the former Florence Brooks died Oct. 28, 1984. The funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Interment will be in Granville Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Church of Christ Memorial Fund in Mr. Saxton’s memory.
Granville Center News) This community was saddened on Monday to hear of the sudden death from pneumonia of Oscar Saxton at the home of his son, Robert Saxton at East Rochester, N.Y. The greater part of his life had been spent in and about Granville with the exception of a few years in Canton, with his daughter, Mrs. Lischer Ross. Since Mrs. Ross’ death he had divided his time with his two sons, Dayton of Elmira Heights and Robert of East Rochester. Mr. Saxton was highly honored and respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss the two sons already mentioned, two sisters, Mrs. Susie Kenyon of Granville Center and Miss Samantha Saxton of Owego, N.Y. Also three brothers, Edward of Owego, N.Y., Benjamin of Ralston, Pa, and Charles of Granville Summit. The funeral was held here at the church Wednesday, January 27, at 1 o’clock, the Rev. Brady of Rochester, officiating. Interment was in the Granville Center cemetery. TGR 1915
Solon SAXTON a lifelong resident of Saxton Hill, who has been a sufferer from cancer for several years, died at the age of 80 years on Thursday, August 27. He is survived by an only daughter, Mrs. Raymond Selleck, with whom he lived, also his brothers Oscar of Elmira, Edward of Owego, Benjamin of Ralston, Charles of Cowley and two sisters, Miss Samantha Saxton of Owego and Mrs. Susie Kenyon of Granville Center, all of whom were present at his funeral which was held from the house at 12 o’clock on Sunday conducted by Rev. G. P. Morse and interment at Granville Center. TGR 1914
SAXTON Stan Carl Saxton
died Jan. 3, 2012 at the age of 70, following a brief illness. Stan was born on March 4, 1941, was a lifetime resident of Granville Summit, Pa. He operated a dairy farm, faithfully served the Granville Center Church of Christ and most recently held a position as Granville Center Township Supervisor. He found endless enjoyment hunting, watching his children's, nephew's and grandchildren's sporting events and compiling family and local history. Stan is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kay (Kennedy) Saxton as well as his children, Rebecca (Gary) Polly, Henry (Lori) Saxton, Emilie (John) Ormond, Martha (Craig) Havens; his special nephew Stephen (Sue) Saxton; and his grandchildren, Melissa (Wayne) Welshans, Tabatha Saxton, Patrick, John Henry and Benjamin Ormond, Lucas and Isaac Havens. He is also survived by his siblings Kathryn (Art) Wunder, Lenora (Melvin) Woodard; sisters-in-law, Ada Mae Saxton, Barbara (Clarence) Stone; a brother-in-law, Harold (Kathy) Kennedy, Jr. and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Lillian (Hager) Saxton and brother, Wayne Saxton. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Granville Center Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Granville Center Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o Deb Carle 19321 Route 414, Monroeton, PA 18832. The Saxton family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Robert Packer Hospital for their unfailing kindness and concern. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – January 5, 2012
Mrs. Charles R. Kenyon, mother of Mrs. J. H. Kelley, died from apoplexy in the Kelley home on John Street. (handwritten on article 1936) (cemetery reading says 1916) 1843-1916 Probably 1916 is correct.
SELLECK - Mrs. Bertha Selleck Morrison (SRGP 81117) age 72, of Granville Summit, Pa., RD 1, unexpectedly early Saturday, June 17, 1972, at the Troy community Hospital. Friends may call at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday, June 20 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church officiating. Burial Granville Center Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Donald (Irene) McIlwain of Horseheads, Mrs. William (Irma) Page of Odgensburg, Pa.; sons, Harry Morrison of Beaver Dams, N.Y., George and Richard Morrison both of Granville Summit, RD 1, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; brothers, Carl Selleck of Mansfield, Pa., Milan Selleck of Sylvania, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She was born in Granville Township on April 26, 1900 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luzerne Selleck; was a member of the Granville Christian Church and the widow of Francis John Morrison who died in 1958.
SELLECK—Edward R. Selleck who has been in declining health for some time, died at his home on Baxter Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 12. He is survived by three sons, Clarence, Raymond and Luzerne all of Granville and one daughter, Mrs. Frank DARROW of Elmira. Funeral services were held from the church at Bailey’s Corners at 2 o’clock on Friday, conducted by the Rev. Skellet. Interment at Granville Center. TGR 1913
SELLECK –ELIZABETH I. WARD, 91 longtime resident of Granville Summit, PA died January 17, 2003 at Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda. Born December 5, 1911 on the family’s farm in West Burlington Township, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Hattie Selleck. On October 5, 1932 she married George H. Ward in East Troy and together shared 47 years of loving marriage. She was employed by the former Troy Craft Stocking Factor for many years. Earlier she worked at the McCabe’s Drug Store in Troy. Mrs. Ward was an active member of the Granville Center Church of Christ, the Granville Center Lady Rebekahs and the Republican Women’s Association. She enjoyed raising many beautiful African violets and was an avid gardener. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Charles Vendeville, Honeoye Falls, NY; daughter-in-law, Janice Ward, Granville Summit; six grandchildren and their spouses; Larry and Ernestine Baxter, Granville Summit, Barry and Patty Baxter, West Bloomfield, NY, Doreen Whitbeck, Canandaigua, NY, Linda and Keith Slocum, Franklindale, Cheryle and Wesley Slocum, Luthers Mills and Tim Ward, Canton; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Jennings, Mountain Lake; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Lane, Elizabeth and Dorothy Bourne; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ward was predeceased by her son Robert L. Ward, brothers and sisters, Floyd and Jesse Selleck, Ruth Lampman, Mable Brown and Bertha Wooden. The funeral and committal service was held January 19 with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Burial was in the Granville Center Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Ward’s name to the Skilled Nursing Unit, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
(Granville Center News) The funeral of James Shaylor, who died Thursday morning, July 1st, at the home of his daughter in Waverly, N.Y., was held in the church here Sunday afternoon, July 4th, burial in Granville Center Cemetery. Mr. Shaylor had been ill for several months with Bright?s disease. He is survived by a widow, one son, Frank Shaylor, and one daughter, Mrs. Martin Rogers all of Waverly. TGR 1915
Bonnie Johnston, 54, Granville Township
On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, Granville Township resident Bonnie Sue Shedden Johnston died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital. She was 54 years of age. Born in Sayre July 29, 1947, she was the daughter of Howard and Evelyn Morningstar Shedden. She was courted by a local young man named Glenn Johnston and on Nov. 1, 1962, they were united in marriage. Together they raised two sons and a daughter. Bonnie was a quiet woman who enjoyed life's simple pleasures. She attended the Granville Center Church of Christ. She was adept at crocheting and had the patience required for assembling jigsaw puzzles. Bonnie was an avid reader, which helped sharpen her skills at another favorite pastime, Scrabble. She enjoyed fishing and gardening, and was known as a formidable opponent at the game of horseshoes. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be missed by all who knew her. Bonnie is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, Glenn Johnston, at home; sons Glenn Johnston Jr. and fiancee Joyce Perry of Marianna, Fla., and Gregory (and Lynda) Johnston of Okeechobee, Fla.; daughter, Glenda (and Ricky) Beadnell, also of Okeechobee; grandchildren Sylvia Marie Beadnell, Amanda Sue Johnston, Gregory Paul Johnston Jr., Christine Meredith Johnston and Tiffany Michelle Johnston; as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bryce Shedden. Calling hours will be Monday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harrell Phelps, pastor of the Granville Center Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Granville Cemetery.
SHEDDEN – The remains of Charles SHEDDEN, aged 27 years, son of Alexander Shedden, of Detroit, Mich., were brought by his father from Fort Davis, Texas, where he had been for some months in a vain hope of regaining his health. Funeral services were held from the church at 2 o’clock on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. G. P. Morse and interment in Granville Center cemetery. The father, familiarly known as "San." Is a native of this place and has many friends who extend sympathy in this hour of bereavement. Among the friends from a distance who were present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Shedden and son, Paul, and Miss Nell Shedden of Sayre. TGR 1913
SHEDDEN Phamie - One of the area's oldest residents, Mrs. Phamie Taylor, died at her home three days short of her 103rd birthday. She was born at Windfall and moved to Granville Center at age eight, that being her home since. ( Euphamie Shedden Taylor) 1962
SHEDDEN - Severance, Mrs.Eliza- Canton, July 24- 82, died at the home of her son Charles in Troy Wednesday afternoon. She is survived by the one son; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Porter of Ridgeway, Pa; a sister, Mrs. Euphamie Taylor of Granville Center; a brother, Robert Shedden of Beaver Dams, NY, and several grandchildren. The body is at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton and will be taken to the Granville Center Church of Christ where the funeral will be held at 2:30 pm Friday. Rev. Paul Deihl will officiate with burial in Granville Center.
Harry M. SHEDDEN, age 89, a resident of Bradford County Manor, troy, PA and formerly of Granville Summit, PA died Friday, May 28, 1999 at the manor. Mr. Shedden was the husband of the late Betty M. Monroe Shedden for 47 years. He was born on July 28, 1909 in Granville Summit, Bradford Co., PA, a son of Frank and Mertie Brown Sheddedn. Mr. Shedden enjoyed farming and his family. He was a member of the Granville Church of Christ and a 75-year member of the Union Grange. Mr. Shedden is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sharon Shedden of Canton RR 2, PA and a daughter, Nancy Saxon of Granville Summit; eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Maude Duart of Sylvan Ridge, Troy, PA; a sister-in-law, Eleanor (Jack) McNett of Canton, PA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Dean Shedden; a sister, Mary Lutomski and a half sister, Bessie Porter. Funeral services were held June 1 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George W. Ogden Jr. officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Troy Gazette Register
(Granville Center) Omera SHEPARD, for many years a resident of this locality, died at his home at Alba on Thursday, August 27, at the age of 67 years. Mr. Shepard had been in declining health for some time. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Sam in Washington state and George at home, also one sister, Mrs. H. M. Spalding, of Troy. Funeral services were held from the church in this place at 2 o’clock on Saturday, conducted by Rev. J. C. Bryan and interment in Granville cemetery. Among the friends from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Saxton and daughter Maude, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hay.., R. J. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barnes of Elmira Heights, Mr. and Mrs. Gay Haflett of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bunyan of Canton, H. M. Spalding and daughter, Cora and Mrs. D. F. Pomeroy of Troy. TGR 1914
SMILEY- Mrs. Cora Smiley Ross, well known Canton nurse, died in Williamsport Hospital. She was born in Troy Township and came to Canton about 40 years ago. She served as community nurse prior to Miss Bessie Cole. After the death of her husband Harry Ross she started a nursing home known as the Ross Hospital which she conducted for about thirty years. Hundreds of babies have come into the world under her supervision. Because of ill health she was forced to close the hospital a few weeks ago.
SMITH, Ezra O.
Daily Review - 18 Mar 1930
Ezra O. Smith, Civil War veteran, and highly esteemed resident of Granville township, died at his home Monday morning, March 10th at 4:15 o'clock. Death was due to infirmities of old age. Had he lived until March 20th he would have been 87 years of age. He is survived by one son, nine grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, one sister and four brothers. Funeral services were held at the house Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock and at the Baptist church at Bailey's Corners, of which he had been a member for thirty-six years. Rev. Williams officiated, using for his text Hebrew 11-4. Prayer was offered by Rev. Straw. "Abide With Me" and "Going Down the Valley One by One" were sung by Mrs. Inez Bovier and Hugh Baird of West Franklin. Interment was made at Granville Center. Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs Etta Walborn of Sayre, Mrs Cora McCarty and sons of Shunk, Sullivan county, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crayton of Towanda, Mr. and Mrs Rex Chapman of East Canton, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith and daughter, Wilson Simpson of Troy.
GENEVIEVE SPENCER Cole
Genevieve "Jenny" Cole, 88, of Troy, PA died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Troy Community Hospital. Jenny was born on December 26, 1913 at her family's home on Spencer Hill Road, Granville Twp., PA and was a daughter of the late Allison and Helen (VanFleet) Spencer. Jenny worked as a licensed practical nurse for 32 years and was employed at the Troy Community Hospital until she retired in 1975. She attended Granville Center Church of Christ and was a member of Granville Lady Rebekahs. Surviving are her children and their spouses: M. Dean Cole of Kendall, NY; Betty and Clarence Baxter of Wellsboro, PA; William "Bill" and Kathy Cole of Troy, PA; Barbara and Jule Putnam of Troy, PA; Virginia VanNoy of Niles, OH; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jenny was preceded in death by brothers, Myles and William "Bill" Spencer; a grandson, William Cole Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Joan Cole and a son-in-law, John VanNoy. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials in Jenny's name may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, May 9, 2002)
STALTER - Anna F. Ammerman, 78, of Granville RR 1, PA died Thursday, March 26, 1992 at the Nittany Valley Rehab Center in Pleasant Gap, PA. She was born April 9, 1913 in Canton, the daughter of George and Izzie Parker Ammerman. Mrs. Ammerman was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Millard J. Ammerman; children, Ward Keltz of Warner Robbins, GA, John Keltz of Casper, WY, Beverly Cole of East Troy, Sharon Sweeney of Roaring Branch, May Dunbar of Troy, Allen Ammerman of Troy, Shirley Spaulding of Cayuta, NY, Marie Dunbar of Rome and Kathy Putnam of Troy; 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada Faulkner of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Milton Ammerman, in 1970. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 30 with Larry Bratton officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery in Granville Center. (TGR, Thursday, April 2, 1992) [Note from Joyce -as written in the obit it would appear that Anna's real name as well as her married alias were both Ammerman. If anyone can either confirm or correct that, please let me know referencing this exact page of the site. Thanks] [Note from Pat MOTT Gobea - Spent all day on this to make sure I was right. This is from census records, marriage records of her children and obits on her children. Anna Fidelia Ammerman is Anna Stalter, her parents are Fred Ross Stalter and Isabelle (Lizzie) Parker. She or her mother (as far as I know never married a George Ammerman. Isabelle's parents were Frank and Clara Parker out of Union Twp., PA.
STEWART - Richard Stewart, 67, of Canton Township, Pa., went home to his Lord and Savior, Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2007, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Richard Tyler Stewart was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Upper Darby, Pa. He was the only child of the late Harvey B. and Mary T. (Humphreys) Stewart. Richard graduated from the Upper Darby High School, class of 1957. He worked for the National Forest Service in Washington State and the Acme Groceries Stores. In the 1970s Richard was employed by General Motors and later by A & P Groceries for several years. On Nov. 20, 1976 he married the former Carleen P. Cloud. Together they made their home in Delaware and were blessed with three children. The family moved to Pennsylvania and later settled on a farm near East Canton, where Richard raised sheep and cattle. Mr. Stewart attended the Faith Baptist Church in Canton. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his mind, soul and heart. Richard was passionate about the Gospel and the truth of the salvation plan through God's Son, Jesus Christ. Most important in Richard's life was being with family and reminiscing over past times. He especially loved spending quality time with his son, Richie. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and working with his computer. Richard will be dearly missed, but we are blessed and encouraged to know that he is seated with his Lord and is being comforted in His arms. Richard is survived by his wife, Carleen; four children, Laura Mahlon of Coatesvilles, Pa., Richard T. Stewart Jr. and Melissa Stewart, both of Canton, and Jennifer (Robert) Ames of Troy; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; very dear friends Roger Castle of Canton and Donald Robinson of Tennessee; and several cousins. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow with his friend Pastor David McIntire officiating. Interment will be held in the Granville Center Cemetery. Published in the Daily Review from 7/5/2007
RICHARD STEWART, 67 of Canton Township, Pa. went home to his Lord and Savior, Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2007, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Richard Tyler Stewart was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Upper Darby, Pa. He was the only child of the late Harvey B. and Mary T. (Humphreys) Stewart. Richard graduated from the Upper Darby High School, class of 1957. He worked for the National Forest Service in Washington State and the Acme Groceries Stores. In the 1970s Richard was employed by General Motors and later by A & P Groceries for several years. On Nov. 20, 1976 he married the former Carleen P. Cloud. Together they made their home in Delaware and were blessed with three children. The family moved to Pennsylvania and later settled on a farm near East Canton, where Richard raised sheep and cattle. Mr. Stewart attended the Faith Baptist Church in Canton. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his mind, soul and heart. Richard was passionate about the Gospel and the truth of the salvation plan through God's Son, Jesus Christ. Most important in Richard's life was being with family and reminiscing over past times. He especially loved spending quality time with his son, Richie. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and working with his computer. Richard will be dearly missed, but we are blessed and encouraged to know that he is seated with his Lord and is being comforted in His arms. Richard is survived by his wife, Carleen; four children, Laura Mahlon of Coatesville, Pa., Richard T. Stewart Jr. and Melissa Stewart, both of Canton, and Jennifer (Robert) Ames of Troy; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; very dear friends Roger Castle of Canton and Donald Robinson of Tennessee; and several cousins. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow with his friend Pastor David McIntire officiating. Interment will be held in the Granville Center Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2007
Mrs. Blanche Streeter Sheldon, who committed suicide at Litchfield Station last Friday, was taken to Granville Center yesterday, where the funeral was held and interment was made. Mrs. Sheldon was quite well known in Monroeton and in LeRoy. and Granville townships. 4/9/1912. NOTE there is a large article on this suicide in one of the earlier papers. Seems she was depressed that her husband was gone so much. He was a railroad conductor.
STURDEVANT - Obituary of Mrs. Cora A. Decker (undated)
Mrs. Cora A. Decker of 154 Dewitt avenue, died about 12 o’clock last night, aged thirty-seven years. She is survived by her husband, Hovey Lee Decker of this city, her father, Anthony Strudevant of Windfall, Pa., also a sister, Mrs. Samuel Colton of Granville. The remains were removed to the Harrington undertaking rooms, where the funeral will be held at a date to be announced later. Burial in Granville Center.
TAYLOR - Betsy Taylor (Mrs. Hiram G) Reynolds -died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E A Rockwell, Tuesday afternoon. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Frank Wilbur of West Burlington; Mrs. M Benninger and Mrs. Burt Santee of Granville Center, and Mrs. E A Rockwell of Troy; one brother, Volney B Taylor, and two half brothers, H H and F K Taylor. Her husband Hiram G Reynolds died at Genesee, Ill November 7, 1866, where they were living at that time. She was over 55 years a member of the Church of Christ at Granville Centre, where the funeral services will take place Friday at 1:30, the Rev. J C Bryan officiating.
TAYLOR - Mrs. Emma Taylor (Fuller), whose long illness has been noted
in these columns, died Monday evening at her home near here, aged 78 years.
Mrs. Fuller was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., and with her husband, the late
Orrin N. Fuller, came to this locality in 1858. They remained here three years,
when Mr. Fuller’s health failed and they sold their farm and returned to Cayuga
county. Mr. Fuller regaining his health, they returned to this locality in
1863, and have resided here continuously since. The deceased was a woman of
strong character and individuality, energetic, and one who, upon the death of
her husband over thirty-two years ago, did not hesitate to shoulder debt and
responsibility and made a good in a large and successful way. She was one who,
though not mixing largely in social matters, valued her friendships
exceedingly. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Putnam, with whom she
resided and other and more distant relatives in New York State. Funeral
services will be held from the home at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, and
interment will be made in Granville Center cemetery.
TAYLOR –LAURA CLARK, 77, of Troy RD 1, died Tuesday, April 29, 1980, at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 22, 1902 in Granville Center, the daughter of Encell and Euphamie Shedden Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex, in November 1968. An infant son, Robert Wayne, also predeceased her in 1935. Mrs. Clark was a lifelong member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. She was past noble grand of the Granville Center Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 567, a member of the Granville Center Grange and was secretary and treasurer of the Granville Center Cemetery Association from 1946 until 1976. She was also a member of the Troy and Canton Senior Citizens. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Colonel (Marjorie) Wood of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Thomas (Shirley) Young of Troy RD 1; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Kingsbury and the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Granville Center Church of Christ. –Towanda Daily Review.
VANBUSKIRK –JENNIE MAY SHEDDEN age 92 of 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, Pa. Friday, January 25, 1968. Friends may call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Donald Miller. Granville Center Cemetery. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Helen Wickham of Syracuse, N.Y.; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1968
CARLYLE F. (POGIE) VANNOY, 59, RD 2, Troy died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. VanNoy was born in Troy Twp., Bradford County, March 22, 1921, a son of Alfred and Nettie Larcom VanNoy. He was a partner in the Bronson-VanNoy Construction Company and a school bus driver for the Troy School District. One of the fulfillments of Mr. VanNoy’s life was driving the school bus, which he did for 20 years, enjoying the children very much. He was a member of the E. Troy Baptist Church, the Babylon Hunting Club, Galeton, Pa., and a former Democratic Committeeman of Granville Township. He is survived by his wife the former Eloise May, one daughter, Mrs. Kay Lorraine Butcher of Monroeton; two sons, Dale of Granville Summit RD 1 and Jerry of Canton RD 2; a son-in-law, LeRoy Grace of Granville Summit; six grandchildren, Bret and Cindy Grace, both of Troy, Bradley VanNoy of Granville Center and Rodney, RaeAnn and Ryan VanNoy all of Granville Summit RD 1; one brother, Kenneth VanNoy of E. Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Charlene) Colton of Springfield and Mrs. Lloyd (Doris) Crawford of Sugar Run; step-mother, Mrs. Lawrence (Gertrude) Greenough of Granville Center, one uncle, Leslie VanNoy of E. Troy. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. A son, Wendell, preceded him in death in November of 1974. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. with the Rev. Douglas Graybill, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will be in the Granville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
John A. VANNOY SR., 75, Niles, Ohio died from complications of an accident on Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at St. Elizabeth medical Center. He was born September 9, 1923 at Bailey’s Corners, the son of the late Edwin and Eunice Morrison VanNoy. He was born September 9, 1923 at Bailey’s Corners, the son of the late Edwin and Eunice Morrison VanNoy. He was employed as a truck driver for 50 years and received numerous safety awards. He was a member of the teamsters Union and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Virginia Cole (514 Hunter St., Niles, OH 44446); sons, John A. VanNoy Jr., Youngstown, OH; Jay C. VanNoy, Warren, OH; Jordon Baxter, Monroeton PA; daughter, Mrs. Jennie Simon, Youngstown OH; a brother, Milton VanNoy of Granville, PA; a sister, Mrs. Bea Appel of Montour falls, NY; seven grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Church of Christ in Granville on March 13 with a fellowship dinner after the service. Timothy Thomas, minister, officiated. Contributions may be made to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. VanNoy.
Gladys V. Fragin, 91
Gladys V. Fragin, 91, of Athens Township, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home after a short illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1910, in Troy, the daughter of Edsall and Clara Saxton Verbeck. She graduated from Troy High School. In 1932, she graduated from Mansfield State Normal School. She was employed by the Roseville Elementary, Morris Run Jr. High schools and the Sayre Area School District, where she taught elementary grades and was a principal of the former Fourth Ward school. She retired in 1975. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, a member of the Sayre Retired Teachers Association, an officer for the Pennsylvania State Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma of the Valley and the Monday Club of Sayre. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Sayre Library. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thorpe W. Earley, and a second husband, Sam Fragin. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marsha (Wright) and Frank Malinich of Binghamton, N.Y., and a son, Richard Early of Waverly, N.Y.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several cousins. A memorial service will be held in April at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, and will be announced at a later time. Burial will be in the Granville Summit Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840 or the Mansfield University Alumni Foundation, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
VROMAN –MRS. ALICE BUNYAN, of Granville, died December 28, (1914) in Rochester, where she had gone to visit her son. The remains were brought to her home and the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, interment being made in the Granville Cemetery. She was a sister of Mrs. Daniel Innes, of this place.
Edward Vroman Passes Away. Edward Vroman, a highly esteemed resident of Bailey Corners, aged 92 years 7 months and 7 days died Thursday, June 29, 1915, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sylvester Rockwell with whom he had lived for nearly eleven years. He had been an invalid since November, 1913. He was a great sufferer the last twelve days. Everything was done that loving hearts could suggest. He was married October 22, 1844 to Julia Perry, who departed this lived Jan. 8, 1908. Three children were born to them, Amasa O., who died in infancy, Mrs. Sylvester Rockwell and Mrs. Albert Wilcox of Oregon Hill, Lycoming county. Two granddaughters and three great grandchildren also survive. He enlisted in 1863 and served in Battery B., Second Penn., Heavy Artillery. He experienced religion when but 20 years old and united with the M. E. Church at Burlington and was a member there until a few years ago he joined the Baptist church at Bailey?s Corners. He lived a faithful, Christian life. The funeral services were held on Thursday at 2 o?clock at the church conducted by Rev. J. W. Reese. Interment was in Granville Centre cemetery. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful attesting in some degree the love and esteem in which Mr. Vroman was held. TGR 1915
Granville Center News) Mr. Edward Vroman, an aged and respected citizen died Tuesday, June 29th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sylvester Rockwell. Mr. Vroman had been in declining health for several years past, but for the past two years had been a great sufferer and a great care. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Weltha Rockwell of Granville and Mrs. Effie Wilcox of Oregon Hill, Pa. TGR 1915
John Vroman died about 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning last week of pneumonia after a week’s illness. Mr. Vroman was born in Burlington township December 20, 1822, and was therefore in his 81st year, though he appeared to be much younger man. He was married September 18, 1845 to Miss Polly A. Miles, and six children were the result of this union. Two Miles V. and Amanda O., died and the four others, with the widow still survive. They are Mrs. Alice Bunyan, Pamelia A. (Mrs. Daniel Innes), Ritner P. and Emeretta M. (Mrs. Theodore Manley). Mr. Vroman was one of a family of twelve of whom eleven grew to adult age. For the past eighteen years he had resided in Canton, moving here from Granville, and served for a time as street commissioner, giving careful attention to his duties. He purchased the old skating rink and remodeled it into a comfortable opera house. He was a man of strictest integrity and was known and esteemed by a large circle of friends in the country where his fourscore years were spent. He was a hard-working man, successful in his business undertakings. –Canton Sentinel.
Funeral services were held from his late residence on Saturday at 12 o’clock, noon. Interment at Granville Centre.TGR 1903
VROMAN Oscar D-Canton, July 20-82, died Tuesday evening, July 19 (1949) at the home of Mrs. Nettie Morley in Troy. He is survived by one son, Lawrence of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton where the funeral will be held Friday, July 21 at 2 pm. Rev. Paul Dale will officiate with burial in Granville Center cemetery.
Allen WALBORN, aged 55, Granville Center, died Wednesday morning, June 26, 1940, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He leaves his wife, nine children, Mrs. Lester Ripley, East Troy; Mrs. Leon Knapp and Mrs. Ellsworth Dunbar, Mansfield; Mrs. Kenneth Cole, Edna, Esther, Lawrence and Leon Walborn, Granville Center and Mrs. Kenneth Krise, Ogdensburg., three sisters, Mrs. Frank Rinebold, Canton; Mrs. Sadie Ammerman, Granville Center and Mrs. Azor Putnam, Troy; a brother, Benjamin Walborn, Ulster; a half-brother, Dr. Fred Wilcox, Philadelphia. Funeral was held at the family home Friday at 1:30 and at the Church of Christ at 2 p.m., the Rev Jesse Porter officiating. Burial was in the Granville Center Cemetery
WALBORN - KATIE A. COLE
Katie A. Cole, 74, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA, died Thursday, June 16, 1994 at LaPorte United Methodist Home. She was born November 3, 1919 in Granville Township, the daughter of Allen and Cora Case Walborn. She attended the Granville Center Church of Christ, was a member of the Granville Center Rebekahs and was formerly employed at Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Ken Cole; daughter, Anna Patterson of Shunk RR 3; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Bartlett and Esther Adams, both of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Ripley Pepper, in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 20 with Larry Bratton officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.(TGR, Thursday, June 23, 1994)
LEON E. WALBORN, 73 of Roaring Branch RD 1 died Wednesday, May 21, 1986. Mr. Walborn was born June 27, 1912 in Granville Township, Bradford County, Pa. a son of Allen and Cora Case Walborn. He was a retired farmer and prior to retiring was employed by the J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg, Rose Chevrolet in Mansfield and Hall’s Chevrolet, Troy. He also hauled cattle to and worked at the Troy Sales Co-Op. He was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Walborn is survived by his wife, the former Muril Rawley. They celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Sept. 16, 1985. Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Leon (Ruby) Woodruff of Troy, Mrs. Miles (Adelia) Reed of Roaring Branch and Mrs. Leona Kent of Millerton; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kathy Walborn of Canton; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Pepper of Troy, Mrs. Kenneth (Katie) Cole of Granville Summit RD, Mrs. Harry (Edna) Bartlett and Mrs. Louis (Ester) Adams, both of Mansfield RD; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son Wayne on March 26, 1986. (Rest missing) Buried Granville Center Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
WALBORN –LILLIAN RIPLEY PEPPER, 83, of Troy died Tuesday August 15, 1989 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. She was born December 134, 1905 in Granville Township, the daughter of Allen and Cora Case Walborn. She was a member of the Granville Center Church of Chirst, Troy Senior Citizens and the Women of the Canton Moose. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Velma) Collum of Troy; sons, Earl Ripley and Gerald Ripley both of Troy; step-daughters, Mrs. Ted (Pearl) Foster of Granville Summit and Pam Nowicki of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Katie) Cole of Granville Summit, Mrs. Harry (Edna) Bartlett of Mansfield and Mrs. Louis (Esther) Adams of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Muril Walborn of Canton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Paula Ripley in 1970. She was also predeceased by a husband, Lester Ripley in 1954 and by husband, Harold Pepper in 1982. Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with two ministers: the Rev. Steven Parker and the Rev. George Durie officiating. Memorial may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ or a charity of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review
WALBURN – Aaron Walburn a life-long resident of Granville, died at
his home February 26, 1913, aged 71 years, five months and 29 days. Deceased
had been in failing health for a number of years, being so crippled with
rheumatism at times as to be almost unable to be about.
Mr. Walburn was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and true citizen. He was a soldier of the Civil War. Besides his widow and five children, he leaves three step-children: Frank WILCOX, lately of Burlington, Dr. Fred Wilcox, a practicing physician and surgeon of Philadelphia and Mrs. N. R. STANTON of Troy, Mrs. T. H. RINEBOLD of Canton, Mrs. Sadie AMMERMAN at home, Mrs. Azor PUTNAM of Troy, Benjamin of Towanda and Allen of Granville, and fifteen grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Julia Bammels of Toledo, Ohio, is the lone survivor of that family, this making the fourth death among the brothers and sisters in a little over two years. The funeral which was largely attended, was held from the Granville Center church Saturday, March 1st, the Rev. George Morse officiating. TGR 1913
GEORGE H. WARD
Services for George H. Ward, 69, Granville Summit were held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Sept 13, with the Rev. Edward Spencer officiating. Interment was in Granville Center Cemetery. Mr. Ward died on Sept 10, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ and a farmer by occupation. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Mrs. Doris Baxter, Holcomb, NY; son, Robert of Granville Summit; brother, James of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Mrs. Winfield Bourne of Ulster, Mrs. Harold Lane of Ulster, Mrs. June Bourne of Waverly; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, September 18, 1975)
(Local News) Philander R. WARREN, an old and respected resident of Granville Centre, died Wednesday evening at his home after several months of failing strength. He leaves a wife, three children – Mrs. Minnie Nelle of near Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Miriam Snedeker of Towanda, and Claud Warren of Binghamton, a sister, Mrs. Mellie Puffer, also resides in Binghamton. The funeral will be held at the home at 1:30 this afternoon. The members of the local Grand Army post will act as a guard of honor and the members of the Odd Fellows lodge of which he was a member will attend the obsequies in a body. TGR 1914
WILCOX – Frank Wilcox of Monroeton, died at the hospital at Sayre on Sunday afternoon, May 18, following an operation. Mr. Wilcox was formerly of Granville and is survived by an aged mother, Mrs. Aaron WALBORN, also his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Merton PEELER of Monroeton, and two sons, Fred and Alfred of Canton, one sister, Mrs. Norton STANTON of Troy and one brother, Fred, a practicing physician of Philadelphia, besides the following half brothers and sisters, Ben, of New Era, Mrs. Frank RINEBOLD of Canton, Mrs.Azor PUTMAN of Troy and Mrs. Sadie AMMERMAN and Allen of Granville. He had a large circle of friends who extend sympathy to the family in this hour of sudden bereavement. Funeral services will be held from the church at 2 o’clock on Wednesday and interment in Granville cemetery. TGR1913
WILCOX, Julia Emily
Mrs. Samuel Walburn of LeRoy, departed this life last Monday evening, November 30th. She had been in very poor health nearly two years, and for the past year has been a great sufferer with a scirrhus cancer, which finally caused her death. Her physicians had told her in the early part of the summer that nothing could possibly be done to saver her life, but they would try and make her comfortable as possible while she lived. She was not surprised at hearing this sad news, but replied that all she could do was wait until the time came. Mrs. Walburn was 63 years of age and was born in Delaware Co., N. Y. Her maiden name was Julia Emily Wilcox. She was married about 43 years ago and the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living, namely, Charles, Elton, Ulysses, DeEtte, Mrs. Jas. McKerrow, Georgie, Mrs. Fred Greenleaf, Ada, Mrs Fred Nottingham, Ida and Florence. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Granville Centre church and were in charge of Undertaker J. W. Beaman of Troy, who conducted it in a very satisfactory manner. The bearers were Clarence Selleck, Dayton Saxton, Harry Morse, Siegel Holcomb, Edward Lindley, and Lucius Quick. Interment in Granville Centre cemetery.
WILLIAMS - The Daily Review, Saturday, March 25, 1911. John Williams died at Burlington Monday evening of this week, aged eighty years, of bronchial-pneumonia. He went there two weeks ago from Sayre, where he made his home with his daughter; (note-daughter was Mrs. Martin (Elnora) Green) two sons also survive, one of whom is Charles Williams of Troy. the aged man was buried at Granville Center Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. (note-other surviving son was Mahlon Williams
LAURA WILLIAMS MEACHAM
Laura Williams Meacham, Rydal, PA, died Tuesday, November 12, 1991 at her home. Born August 6, 1916 in Kendallville, IN, she was the only child of the late Leroy Ariel and Maude Bixler Williams. She was married in 1940 to the Rev. Dr. Paul Meacham who served for 35 years as book editor and editorial director of Westminster Press in the Philadelphia area. Mrs. Meacham was a teacher before her marriage. She was a leader in the community of Rydal Park, was an editorial associate for The Rydal Park Reporter and was well known for her programs of dramatic readings. The couple spent summers in the Troy area and the Rev. Meacham preached in the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Meacham is survived by a daughter, Margaret Ellen Anderson of Cape Charles, VA; sons, William Paul Meacham of Austin, TX and John David Meacham of Aurora, CO; eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 15 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown with private interment in Granville Center Cemetery November 16. Arrangements were by the Baron Rowland Funeral Home in Abington. Remembrances may be sent to the Memorial Fund of Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown, PA 19046. (TGR, Thursday, November 21, 1991)
WILLIAMS - INNES ???
(Local) Mrs. John A. Innes died Monday night at her home in Canton from a succession of apoplectic shocks which began some months ago. Her husband survives, two daughters and two sons – Mrs. Payson Tucker of Great Barrington, Mass., Miss Gertrude Innes of Boston, and John, Jr., and Daniel T. Innes of Canton. TGR 1916
WOOD, Clara May - (SRGP 06439) A rather belated brief sketch of the life, illness and untimely demise of the estimable and beloved young wife of S. S. Leonard, principal of the Wells High school follows: Clara May Wood was born January 3, 1871, on what is known as the "Carr farm," in Wells township, educated in the schools of Wells and South Creek, Troy high school and Mansfield Normal school. At the age of 17 united with the Presbyterian church at Coryland, under the leadership of the late lamented Rev. Hallock Armstrong, and remained through life a consistent member. She was for two years preceptress of Girls in the institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Philadelphia. She was united in marriage to Mr. S. S. Leonard, December 15, 1892, and went with her husband to Orvisburg, Miss., where he held a fine position with the Champion Lumber Company, and in February 1894, they returned to Bradford county. Five children blessed their union, two of whom passed on before her. Mrs. Leonard’s life was a marvel of Christian fortitude and love and devotion to her husband and children. Her final sickness, crebro spinal meningitis, is directly traceable to babyhood, when she tipped over backward in a high chair throwing her into convulsions from which she suffered more or less for several years. She died at her home in Wells, February 28, 1904 after an illness of about two weeks. The deceased was a daughter of G. N. and Helen Wood of Mansfield, and leaves to mourn her untimely demise, besides her parents, her husband and three small children, on sister, Mrs. Dean H. McClure of Virtus, and one brother, Dr. Fred G. Wood of Mansfield. The remains were taken to her old home at Granville, and tenderly laid to rest.
WOOD - Daily Review
Hiram G. Wood Jr., 77, (SRGP 36416) of 7 Trippe St., Canton, died peacefully at his home on Trippe Street on Jan. 1, 2004, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jeane Baxter Wood; two sons, Hiram G. (Adele) Wood III of Weilerbach, Germany, and Michael (Doris) Wood of Canton; five grandchildren, Ian, Quentin, Colin, Laura and Adam Wood; five sisters, Eloise (Dean) Mahood of Dunnellon, Fla., Clara (Marshall) Hoffa of Canton, Marjorie (Robert) Kenyon of Troy, Edgaretta Hungerford of Mainesburg, and Ona (Eugene) Brasington of Troy; his brother, Colonel E. (Marjorie) Wood of Canton and Plant City, Fla.; and many special and loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Hiram G. Wood Sr. and Evelyn B. Wood; two sisters, Dora Reynard and Geraldine Rice; and brothers-in-law Pete Keltz, Lee Reynard, Bill Harris, James Rice and William Hungerford. Hiram was born at home in Troy on Jan. 8, 1926, delivered by mid-wife Lena Schoonover. He attended school in Canton, worked at setting pins at the bowling alley in the Lewis Building, and worked at local feed mills and for local farmers until going into the Navy during World War II. When he came home from the service, he asked his father to apprentice him to be a barber. He was his father's 10th and last apprentice at the location of his Troy Street barbershop. He loved barbering and the camaraderie of customers and people stopping in for the 57 ½ years at 27 Troy St., until he was forced to retire at the end of August 2003 due to health problems. He was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Church, sang 35 years in the Methodist and Ecumenical choirs, was a life member of Innes Hose Co., and was a fire policeman all the time the fire station was across the street from his barbershop on Troy Street. He was a charter member of the Canton Ambulance and drove for many years, was past master twice of the Canton Masonic Lodge and was a former Rotary member. He sang barbershop music with the Well-Done (Wheldon) Four Quartet, and was in the early Lions Club minstrels and other local musicals and the earliest community Christmas cantatas held at local churches. He was a member of the Canton Music Club. He will always be remembered for his great love toward his family and friends and his helpfulness to anyone in need. His lifetime goal was to encourage all young people to finish high school and to go on to higher learning as he felt education was the key to success. A memorial service will be held at the Canton Ecumenical Church on Sunday, Jan. 4, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. followed immediately by the service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Granville Center Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers. Donations can be made to the Canton Ecumenical Church, Guthrie Hospice or charities of one's choice. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
WOOD - RUTH W. LEONARD
Ruth Wood Leonard, 97, of Granville Center, PA, died Monday, 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 and Spanish in high school at Owego, NY and Auburn, NY. She retired as vice-principal in 1956. She lived in Granville Center until October of 1993 when she moved to Phyl Carlo Retirement Center. She has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy for many years. She is survived by nieces, Ruth C. Kovaric of Corpus Christi, Texas, Elizabeth L. Johnson of Beachwood, NJ and Ruth L. Leslie of Glenside, PA; nephews, Loron W. Leonard, Jr. of Christiana, PA and Fred W. Leonard of Merion Station, PA; many grandnieces and grandnephews; many friends including special friends, Henry and Marsha Martin of Granville Center. She is predeceased by a sister, Esther; her brothers, Loron and Emlen and an aunt, Anna L. Taylor with whom she resided for many years in Granville Center. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 5 with the Rev. Debbie Blair officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy in care of the Ruth Leonard Memorial Fund, 121 West Main St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR Thursday May 4, 1995)
LEON A. WOODRUFF, 63, of Troy RR2, died on June 16, 1992 at the Emergency Room of Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Woodruff was born December 6, 1929 in Troy Township, the son of John and Fanny Hill Woodruff. He served in the US Air Force with the rank of sergeant from June 23, 1947 to June 22, 1950. He enjoyed photography and picnicking with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Ruby K. Woodruff. Leon and ruby celebrated 43 years of marriage June 5, 1993. He also is survived by sons Gary Woodruff, Ralston; and Gene Woodruff, Troy; daughter and son-in-law Gail and Hess Wilcox, Canton RR2; grandchildren Stacy Woodruff, Danielle Woodruff, Suzette Woodruff, Casey Wilcox, and Chase Wilcox; three great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Ida Woodruff, Ralston. Funeral services were held June 19 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
WRIGHT –GRACE W. SELLECK, 97 of York, Pa. died Jan. 27, 1993 at Hanover, Pa. She was the widow of Edward Selleck. She was born April 5, 1895 in Granville Township, Bradford County the daughter of the late John and Delphine McMurray Wright. She taught school in Granville Township before moving to Maryland. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Tinley, 20420 Gunpowder Rd., Millers, Md.; four grandchildren, Pet, Terry and Mark Tinley and Suzanne Perry; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Sue Richardson, 300 Warren Rd., Cockeysville, Md. and a cousin, Sibyl Stump of Granville Summit. She was predeceased by her husband, parents; sisters, Katherine Williams and Anne Hirons; and brothers, Sam and Paul Wright. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Feb. 1 at noon at the Granville Center Cemetery. The Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. –Canton Independent Sentinel
Grenell Gertrude G. YOUNG, Troy, PA, died October 24, 1995 at her home on High street. Born in Granville Center, PA on February 8, 1899 she was the daughter of Lindrof and Jennie Bower Grenell and was a descendant of Matthew Grenelle of Macon, France. A resident of the troy are most of her life, she was a faithful member and past organist of the troy church of Christ Disciples. She was a member of the Ladies’ Missionary Aid Society of the church and former member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are sons, Laurence G. and Theodore L. Young of Troy; a niece, Velma Elliott of Monroeton; 14 grandchildren, 22 great=grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, the Reverend Otto D. Young, in 1980; a son Carlyle and a grandson, Cris Young. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ on Center Street, Troy, PA on Sunday, November 5th at 10:45 am. Graveside services were held at the Granville Center Cemetery, Granville, on October 27 with the Rev. George Durie officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in troy. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the Church of Christ Disciples Renewal, 180 Center Street, Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, November 2, 1995
LAURENCE GRENELL YOUNG, 83 died July 13, 2003 at Troy Community Hospital. Born on November 9, 1919 in South Butler, NY he was the second of three sons of Otto D. and Gertrude Grenell Young. He was a graduate of Troy High School and worked many years for F.P. Case and Sons as an electrician and plumber. Mr. Young loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a founding member of the Sundowners Hunting Club; a lifetime member of the Troy Fire Department and had the distinction of being the oldest living former chief. Surviving are his son, Ron Young, Troy; daughter, Sharon May, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Nan and Richard Allyn, Sheshequin, PA; grandchildren, J. Scott (Betsy) May and Carrie (Steve) Madigan; three great-grandsons, Brandon May, Nicholas May and Matthew Madigan; ex-wife, Drusilla Young; brother, Theodore Young; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; older brother, Carlyle and beloved companion dog, “Shaen”. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the Granville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangement has been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA. Memorials in Mr. Young’s name may be made to the Troy Fire Co., RR2 Box 418, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
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