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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Hilton Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 

 

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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) 

 

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SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

ANSELME –GINETTE KOZAK, 76, West Burlington, died peacefully at her home on December 27, 2004.  Ginette was born in Damville, Eure, France, on March 24, 1928 to Rene and Yvonne Anselme.  She worked at the Bradford County Manor as an administrative assistant until her retirement.  Hr great joy was traveling to her home country of France to visit relatives and friends during her working years and after retirement.  She also enjoyed photography and growing various flowers and plants throughout her lifetime.  Ginette is survived by her husband of 21 years, Joseph Kozak; a son, Claude and his wife, Beth Carman; a daughter, Linda and her husband, Tom Marley; two great granddaughters, Nicole and Brynne Carman; a grandson, Brett Carman.  Funeral services were held December 29 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. William Graham, deacon, officiating.  Interment will be in Hilton Cemetery.  Contributions in her name may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda; or the area Agency on Aging.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

AYERS - Richard E. "Dick" Ayers, 66, of Troy RR 2, Troy Twp., Pa., entered into the presence of his Savior on Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010, from the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  "Dick" as he was known by his family and friends was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Granville Summit, Pa., the son of the late Vincent Ayers and Ethel MULLEN Ayers. He was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1961. Dick was subsequently employed on the farm of Charles Allen in Granville Summit, Pa., before entering the U.S. Navy on Nov. 30, 1964. Dick served as an aviation electronics technician in the Navy until the completion of his military service on Nov. 27, 1968.  On Dec. 28, 1968 he married the former Roberta F. ISBELL at the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda. Dick was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 35 ½ years until his retirement. He was a dedicated member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda where he formerly served as a deacon and usher. Richard loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, gardening, cutting wood and reading.  He is survived by: his devoted wife of 41 years, Roberta F. Ayers, at home; children, Stephen E. Ayers and his wife Laura of Benzonia, Mich., Timothy A. Ayers of Allentown, Pa., Julie Ayers Castle and her husband Josh of Albuquerque, N.M., and Matthew Brodie Ayers and his wife Denelle of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Andrew, Philip, Karis, Cassidy, Hannah and Giordano Ayers; his sister, Joyce E. Williams and her husband Frank of Covington, Pa.; brothers, Martin L. Ayers and his wife Sandy of Golden, Wash., and V. Earl Ayers and his wife Alma of Madison, Va.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred and Cindy Isbell of Ulster, Pa.; brother-in-law Fay Isbell of Sulphur Springs, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary and Walter Sherman of Mansfield, Pa.; sister-in-law Marguerite Isbell of Sylvania, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his brother Roy L. Ayers in 2001; step-mother Sarah Jenkins Losey Ayers in 2003; and brother-in-law K. Philemon Isbell in 1995.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2010 at the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in the Hilton Cemetery, East Troy, Pa., with Troy American Legion Post No. 48 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday morning at the Independent Baptist Church.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Richard E. Ayers memory.  April 29, 2010, Rowanda Daily Review.

BALLARD Eugenia (West Burlington News)  The funeral of the late Mrs. Eugenia Ward, was held at the church here last Friday.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Swartwood, and one sister, Miss Marion Ballard.  Interment in Hilton cemetery. 1912  http://www.joycetice.com/obitcemb/hiltobit.htm

BALLARD - WARD Mrs. Eugenia Ward, died April 23, 1912 at her home in East Burlington.  She was born June 6, 1850.   Heart trouble and diabetes were the cause of her death.  She is survived by three children; Estella, Guy and Lizzie Ward, and one sister Mrs. Hattie Silver, of Michigan.

JOSEPH K. BARRETT, SR., 61, of Troy RR 1, Troy, PA die Monday, July 29, 1996 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, PA.  He was born November 28, 1934 in Troy, PA, the son of Robert and Ethel Wood Barrett Sr.  He was a member of the canton Mennonite Church and the Troy Fire Department where he served as treasurer for may years.  He received the Life Active Award for service to the Troy Fire Department.  He was chaplain of the New York-Penn fire organization and received the prestigious Mariam Aber Award.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Good Samaritans.  He was a former member of the Troy Auxiliary Police and the Troy Ambulance Association.  He owned Barrett’s TV Repair in Sylvania, PA.  He dedicated his life to his family, church and community.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice Hulslander Barrett; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph K. and Donna Barrett Jr., of Wellsburg, NY, grandchildren, Jennifer, Daniel and Katie; brothers; Robert C. Barrett Jr. of E. Rochester, NY and Fred Barrett of Troy RR 3; brothers and sisters-in-law; Gene and Joan Barrett of Allentown, PA, Wayne and Bonnie Barrett of Troy RR 3; brother Gary Barrett of Troy RR 3; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Robert C. Barrett Sr. in 1978; mother, Ethel Wood Barrett, in 1991; sisters, Betty Matthews in 1982 and Doris Richards on June 2, 1996.  Funeral services were held Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. (calling hours from 6-8 p.m.) at the Canton Mennonite Church, corner of Union and Center St., Canton, PA.  Officiating will be the Rev. Douglas Graybill, the Rev. Frank Croyle and the Rev. Al Craig.  Burial will be in the Hilton Cemetery, east Troy, PA.  Arrangements were by the Vickery funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Mennonite Church, Canton, PA. –Troy Gazette Register.

BEACH - Myron Beach, West Burlington, Thursday, November 28, of consumption, aged 67 years. Deceased was formerly of Troy, a brother of James Beach of this place.  TGR 1901

 BLACKWELL – John Blackwell, widely known for many years as a prominent always dependable citizen of Burlington, died Monday, just before midnight at the home of his daughter, Mrs. (hole in paper) BALLARD in Elmira Street, this boro. Had his life been spared until tomorrow, Mr. Blackwell would have been 91 years old. The end came on his wife’s 86th anniversary. His uprightness and the usefulness of his life, were everywhere recognized and had won for him more than the usual measure of esteem. With his widow survive three sons and two daughters, Willis D. of Elmira; Alfred of Towanda, George of Syracuse; Mrs. Delos Rockwell of Burlington and Mrs. Dix BALLARD of Troy. The funeral was held yesterday at 1 o’clock at the Ballard home, the Rev. Brague officiating. Interment was in the Hilton cemetery at West Burlington. TGR1913

LESLIE E. BOND, age 80, of Troy, PA, died on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on March 21, 1925 the son of the late Stewart and Thelma (Cupps) Bond.  He was a WW II veteran who served in the Pacific in the Navy, a decorated war veteran.  He helped with many models for exhibits, including putting one in the Smithsonian Institute for the Milton Hershey Chocolate Factory.  Leslie is survived by daughters, Gena Bond and Virginia Pearce of Troy, PA, Lisa and Scott Schultz of Rochester, MN, Rebecca Singer of Redding, CA and Linda Collins of Huntington Beach, CA; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and his cat, Baby.  His wife Shirley (Cagle) Bond died on June 26, 1998.  A graveside service was held April 15 at the Hilton Cemetery in Troy, PA with William Baker officiating.  Military Honors followed the service.  Arrangements were by the Vickery funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions in Leslie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

BRAGUE (East Troy News) Mrs. Hannah Shattuck, wife of B. F. Shattuck, died Thursday, April 16, 1914, at the family home in Elmira, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, one son, George Shattuck of Elmira; two daughters, Mrs. L. S. Blackwell of Burlington and Mrs. J. B. Rockwell of West Burlington. Prayer service was held at the home Monday morning at 9 o’clock. The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church at East Troy, Monday afternoon by her former pastor, M. A. Soper of Horseheads. Interment at Hilton’s Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Shattuck and family’s former home was here, moving to Elmira a few years ago. TGR 1914   Daughter of Charles Brague.

BROOKS - W. W. Brooks, Civil War Veteran Enlisted at 15.
Waldo W. Brooks, 70 years old, well known among Troy veterans of the civil war, expired at his home last Saturday, Nov. 8th, following a long illness.  Enlisting with his twin brother Wallace before he was 15, Mr. Brooks had the distinction of being one of the very youngest soldiers to respond to his country’s summons from this county.  Two other brothers were in the army.  He served twenty-two months in the 161st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  Both of his sons, Harry and Lee were soldiers in the world war.  The latter was killed in battle in the Argonne Forest in France on Sept. 26, 1918.  His widow survives and one son, Harry Brooks, of Williamsport.  The funeral was held on Monday afternoon in the M. E. church at East Troy, the Rev. G. M. Whiting, his pastor, officiating.  The deceased was a member and former officer of the Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic, both of which were represented at the obsequies.  The bearers and color guards were from Troy Post of the American Legion, two from the navy and six from the army.  Interment was in Hilton cemetery. TGR 1919

DUANE J. BUCK
 Duane Jacob Buck, 2 months old, Troy RD 1, died Sunday, January 20, 1991. Born November 12, 190 in Sayre, he was the son of Duane and Dorothy (Terry) Young Buck. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Codey Young and Justin Young; his maternal grandmother, Eva Maria Kinner, Troy RD 1; his paternal grandfather, Duane Buck of East Troy; his paternal grandmother, Helen Buck of Troy; paternal great-grandparents, Mark and Ellen Buck of Troy RD; uncles, Robert Young Jr., Joseph Young, Arthur Buck, Keith Buck and Brock Forbes. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 24 (11 am) with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and burial to be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. (TGR, Thursday, January 24, 1991)

CAGLE –SHIRLEY A. (CAGLE) BOND, 61, Troy and formerly of Waldorf, MD, died June 26, 1998 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born February 2, 1937 in Sylva, NC, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rebecca (Greene).  She was a member of the SASF Bible Church in Lexington Park, MD.  Following a life devoted to raising and caring for her family, Mrs. Bond went on to receive an associate’s degree from Charles County Community College in LaPlata, MD.  She had been employed for over 10 years in the Human Services field for the Spring Dell Center, Inc., LaPlata.  In March, she and her husband, Leslie E. Bond, celebrated their wedding anniversary.  It was a loving marriage that lasted 35 years.  Surviving are her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca L. and Russell J. Singer, Redding, CA, Lisa V. Schultz, Rochester, MN and Eugenia G. Bond, with whom she resided and Linda A. Collins, Salinas, CA; 11 grandchildren; six sisters, Peggy Robey, Colonial Beach, VA; Ruby Tallent, Virginia; Mary Cagle, Troy; Annie Porter, Inwood, WVA; Fannie Morris, Dahlgren, VA, and Judy White, Mobjack, VA; brothers, Bryson Cagle, Sylva, NC, Alvin Cagle, Tennessee, and Ernest Cagle; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held June 30 from the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy, with Rev. George Ogden, pastor of the Sylvania Church of Christ, officiating.  Interment was in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, South Main Street, Athens, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.

CAGLE Shirley A. BOND, age 61, of Troy, PA and formerly of Waldrof, MD died Friday, June 26, 1988 at home.  She was born February 2, 1937 in Sylva, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Rebecca (Greene ) Cagle.  Shirley was a member of the SASF Bible Church of Lexington Park, MD.  After raising her family Mrs. Bond went on to receive an associate degree from Charles County Community college in LaPlata, MD.  Shirley had been employed for over 10 years in the human services field for the Spring services field for the Spring Dell Center, Inc. in LaPlata.  She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Leslie E. Bond; daughters, Rebecca L. and Russell J. Singer of Redding, CA, Lisa V. Schultz of Rochester, MN, Eugenia B. Bond, with whom she resided and Linda A. Collins of Salinas, CA; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Robey of Colonial Beach, VA, Ruby Tallent of VA, Mary Cagle of Troy, PA, Annie Porter of Inwood, WV, Fannie Morris of Dahlgren, VA and Judy White of Mobjack, VA; brothers, Bryson Cagle of Sylva, NC, Alvin Cagle of TN and Ernest Cagle; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 30 with the Rev. George Ogden, pastor of the Sylvania Church of Christ, officiating and interment to be in Hilton Cemetery, east Troy, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main st., Athens, PA 18810. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 2, 1998

(East Troy News)  Died at Burlington June 20th of general debility and old age, Horace CALKINS.  He had lived his whole life there and was aged 83 years, four months and one day.  He is survived by one sister and several nephews and nieces.  Rev. Roberts officiated.  Interment in the Hilton cemetery. TGR 1903

CALKINS Joel - (East Troy News)  Joel Calkins, one of East Troy’s best known and most highly respected citizens, died at his home Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock after a few weeks’ illness.  In early life he enlisted in the war and served till the close.  Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Scott, Mrs. Benjamin Ballard and Miss Grace Calkins, at home and one son, T. Weller Calkins.  Julie, wife of James LaMont, preceded her father just seven months ago.  The funeral will be held at the Baptist church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon.  Interment in the family plot at Hilton cemetery.  Mr. Calkins was a member of the G. A. R. also an Odd Fellow. 1912

CALKINS Joel A. - Tribute to the Memory of J. A. Calkins. - Tribute to the memory of the late J. A. Calkins, who died at his home in East Troy April 16, 1912, in the 72nd year of his age.  Joel Calkins, the son of Adin and Sophia Spear Calkins, was born in Troy township January 5th, 1841.  He was reared at the homestead now occupied by Ezra Calkins.  He received a good common school education.  He was converted when only nineteen years of age, was baptized and united with the Free Baptist church June 18, 1860.  He was ever loyal and true to his God and his church.  He enlisted in September 1884 in Co. K, 24 New York (Harris) Light Cavalry, and participated in the battles of Cedar Creek, Harper’s Farm, Five Forks, Appomatox and other engagements, and was honorably discharged June 7, 1865. He was married September 27, 1865, to Lucinda Weller, daughter of J. A. Weller, whose death occurred March 25, 1882, leaving him with three small children.  He followed farming during his early life, residing on the old homestead. On November 14, 1883, he was married to Miss Alice Robinson, daughter of A. J. Robinson.  The them were born two children. In the spring of 1891 he moved to East Troy, where he served as postmaster for several years.  He had been in very poor health for sometime, but kept around until the last few weeks, when he was confined to his bed.  He patiently awaited the summons that relieved him from his suffering.  He is survived by his wife and four children:  Stella, wife of W. D. Scott: T. Weller Calkins, Rubie, wife of B. L. Ballard, and Miss Grace at home; Julia, wife of James Lamont, having preceded him seven months ago.  Two sisters, Mrs. Julia Buckhout of Elmira, and Mrs. Sarah Loomis, and one brother F. L. Calkins also survives. His funeral was held at the Free Baptist church at East Troy on Friday, April 19, the Rev. L. A. Roberts, his former pastor, officiated, who read for his scripture lesson The twenty-third Psalm, a lesson that had been a source of great comfort to the deceased. He was a member of the G. A. R., also a charter member at the Granville Center Lodge, I. O. O. F.  He had been an Odd Fellow for over forty years.  His brethren from Granville, also those of Hector Lodge, attended his funeral in a body and assisted in the services at the grave.  Interment was in the family plot at Hilton cemetery. 1912

CALKINS -Mrs. Julia LaMont, wife of James LaMont, died very suddenly of apoplexy, last Saturday evening. Her death was a great shock to her family and friends. Mrs. LaMont was forty years old and a daughter of J. A. Calkins. She had always resided here. She was a devoted wife and mother and was an active member of the Free Baptist church. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was very largely attended at 2 Monday afternoon at the church and the remains were laid at rest in the Hilton cemetery.  TGR 1911

 Local News)  Layton F. CALKINS, a native and life-long resident of Troy township, died Tuesday evening at his home near East Troy.  He was 72 last December 1st.  Mr. Calkins was an upright citizen.  He had long been a member of the Baptist church.  He was the first to be initiated into the Granville Center lodge of Odd Fellows and the members of that lodge will honor his memory by attending the obsequies in a body.  Blood poisoning twelve years ago weakened his heart and it was from heart failure that he died after being confined to his bed about ten days.  The surviving members of his family are his wife and two children—Mrs. John R. Jones and Ezra Calkins.  The funeral will be held at 2 Friday afternoon at the East Troy Baptist church.  The Rev. N. Johnstone will officiate.  Interment will be in the Hilton Cemetery. TGR 1918

MOSES CALKINS (SRGP 11273)
 Moses Calkins, son of John Jr. was a direct descendant of Hue (Hugh) Calkins, who settled at New London Conn. In 1638.  As a mere boy of 16 years Moses served his country in the struggle for Independence.  He spent his early life at Duansburg, Schenectady Co., N.Y., where he married about 1794, Thankful Stevens.  In 1793 he came to Sugar Creek, selected lands about a half mile west of present West Burlington, made some improvements, and prepared a home for his family, which he brought in the next year.  He was a black smith by occupation, and pursued that business in connection with farming.  For a period he was the recognized medical authority on the “Creek”, and did the vaccinating for small pox with the “real thing” (kine-pox virus then unknown) and “taking through” as it was called a whole neighborhood at a time.  With hand made turn keys, he pulled the teeth for old and young, a branch of dentistry which was afterwards taken up by his sons.  Mr. Calkins was an ardent Baptist, and the first to locate on Sugar Creek.  He was a Deacon for many years, and was widely known as “Deacon Calkins”.  He being in prosperous circumstances was often called upon for help.
 He was a Revolutionary Soldier serving in Websters’ Regiment, N.Y. Militia.  Note:  Horace Calkins says: “Grandfather Moses Calkins came to Athens Pa. (Bradford Co.) thence to Burlington, when pa was eight years old.”  Records of Horace A. Calkin, b. Feb. 19, 1820. Submitted by Kathleen Smith

CAMPBELL John Clinton - Local News)  John Clinton Campbell, died Tuesday morning from pneumonia at West Burlington, aged 88.  Born at Luthers Mills, practically his entire life of usefulness as a farmer was spent in this county.  With his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary Williams of Binghamton and Miss Laura at home, and three sons, Obediah at home, Edgar with the army in France and Harry of Elmira.  Two brothers also are living.  The funeral with he held at the West Burlington church at 2 Friday afternoon, the Rev. Cretser officiating, and interment will be in the Hilton cemetery. 1919

CAMPBELL – John Wesley CAMPBELL died last Friday at his home in Burlington, from gangrene, aged 75 years. His wife survives and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest SHEPARD. The funeral was held on Monday, the Rev. Hess, officiating. Interment was in Hilton cemetery. (FROM LOCAL NEWS) TGR1913

Claude S. CARMAN, age 88, of the former Carman’s Mobile Service Station and General Store, West Burlington, PA, died on Monday, June 11, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born on August 30, 1912 in the Mountain Lake area, the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth (VanNoy) Carman.  Claude was raised on the family farm before opening Carman’s Store, which was previously a one-room schoolhouse.  He was a self-taught businessman and mechanic, welding and repairing cars, trucks, and farm machinery at Carman’s Garage for over 60 years.  During the 1940’s.  Claude helped his brother, Roy, start the “Burlington Bears” baseball team.  Upon failing health, he gradually closed the store, retiring to Phyl-Carlo in Gillett, and later to the Bradford County Manor.  Claude was granted a lifetime membership to the Bradford County Heritage Association for his generous contributions of antiques items in the founding year of the Bradford County Farmers Museum.  He was a member of the Grange #455 for over 70 years, receiving recognition from Senator Madigan’s office.  Claude was also a school board director of West Burlington School for over 20 years.  He is survived by his brothers, Russell Carman of Lebanon, PA and Richard Carman of Canton, PA; sister, Sarah Carman of Gillett, PA; nephew, Claude R. (Beth) Carman of East Troy, PA; niece, Linda (Tom) Marley of Galena, MD.  Claude is predeceased by his sister, Bursha and Martha, brothers, Walter and Roy.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Thursday, June 14, 2001 from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Kenneth Marple officiating.  Interment will be in Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, PA.  Memorial contributions in Claude’s name may be directed to the Bradford County Library Fund, RR 3 Box 320 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, June 14, 2001

RUSSELL H. CARMAN, 81 died peacefully on March 17, 2002 at the Veterans Hospital in Lebanon, PA.  Russell was born on January 31, 1921 in Burlington, PA.  He was the son of the late Harry W. and Elizabeth (VanNoy) Carman.  Russell graduated from Troy High School in 1941.  He honorably served his country as a member of Company C, 1906th Aviation Engineer Battalion of the US Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II for which he received a Victory Ribbon citation.  The Carman brothers sustained a busy farm and coal business.  Russell was an avid horseman and showed horses throughout the country.  “Carman’s Corral” became a popular location among horse enthusiasts.  Surviving members of the family are his sister, Sarah N. Carman, nephew Claude R. (Beth) Carman and niece, Linda (Tom) Carman-Manley.  Mr. Carman was predeceased by his brothers, Roy P., Claude S., Richard D. and Walter V. Carman and sisters, Bursha L. Carman and Martha Carman-Carsell.  A private graveside service will be held at the Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, PA.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral home in Troy, PA.  Memorials may be made to the Bradford County Library in Burlington, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register

HARRY W. CORNISH, 81 of South Butler, NY formerly of Troy died Sunday December 11, 1988 at the Wayne County Nursing Home in Lyons, NY. He was born February 2, 1907 in Snedeckerville, PA, the son of John and Mary Barrett Cornish. He was a retired sawmill worker. He is survived by his wife, Ada Bronson Cornish.; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Diana) Stark of South Butler, NY and Linda Lee Prue of South Butler, NY; a son Carl Cornish of South Butler, NY; one brother-in-law, Mrs. Jeff (Cora) Bronson of Troy RD 3 and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Dunbar of Luthers Mills; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial will be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. –Towanda Daily Review

DARROW
(Local News) John Wilson Darrow, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Levaly, in Pine City and whose remains were interred in the Hilton cemetery on Wednesday, was a former resident of Troy. Three sons also survive, Delos of Texas, and George A. and Frank of Elmira. TGR 1911

Stephen DARROW.
Stephen Darrow died at his home in Fairview, West Burlington township, Wednesday, March 29th, aged 64 years. The cause of his death was cancer of the jaw bone, from which he had been suffering for over a year. Mr. Darrow had spent nearly all his life in this county. He was twice married, his second wife living Mrs. Margaret Morrison Kellogg. He leave four brothers, George, Joseph and James of West Burlington and John of Elmira; three step-daughters, Miss Cora Kellogg, Mrs. Andrew Whitehead and Mrs. Ray Pepper all of Fairview, and one step-son, Floyd Kellogg of Saco; Frank Darrow of Troy is a nephew. Mr. Darrow was converted and baptized during his illness. Funeral services were held in the West Burlington church at 1 o’clock Saturday, Rev. H. B. Allen of Burlington officiating. Burial at Hilton’s cemetery. TGR 1900

East Troy Resident Passes Away.
EDSALL-   Mrs. Julia M. Edsall Verbeck whose death occurred at her home in East Troy, on Monday, Nov. 11, 1912, was born in Monroeton, Pa., March 5th, 1838.  She was the daughter of John Edsall.  She was married on March 4, 1866 to Uri N. Verbeck.  To them were born two children.  She is survived by her aged husband, one son Edsall H. of Troy, and Meena E., at home, one grandchild, Gadys May and one brother Aaron Edsall of Evergeen, Pa.  The funeral was held at her home, the Rev. Brague officiating.  The large concourse of friends together with the beautiful floral offerings bespoke the high esteem in which she was held.  Interment was in Hilton Cemetery.

EVANS –MARTHA ALICE SMITH, 74, of Bradford, N.Y. and formerly of West Burlington Township and Granville Township, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 1982 at the Ira Davenport, Memorial Hospital in Bath, N.Y.  She was the widow of Harold Smith.  Born in West Burlington Township on Dec. 4, 1908, she was the daughter of Kelton and Almeda Brown Evans.  Mrs. Smith received a 50-year membership in from the Savona Grange in N.Y.  She had participated in Grange activities in Bradford County before moving to N.Y.  At the time, she raised, trained horses.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rex (Joyce) Overacker of Tanner, Ala.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Kinney of Granville Summit RD 1.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton.  Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Hilton Cemetery in Burlington Township, Pa.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review. (Martha’s father was George McNeal, she was raised by her step-father Kelton.)

FANNING –VIRGINIA (FANNING) VANNOY, 89, of Gillett, PA, formerly of Troy, PA, died on July 19, 1999.  She was born in Wetona, PA on January 17, 1910, the daughter of the late Hugh J. and Agnes (Bailey) Fanning.  She was co-owner of VanNoy Greenhouse in Troy, PA.  Virginia was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church and was a member and Past Matron of the Troy Order of the Eastern Star.  She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed her garden.  Virginia is survived by her son, James E. VanNoy of Elmira, NY; daughter, Dr. Barbara E. VanNoy of Syracuse, NY; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Russell T. VanNoy.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Troy United Methodist Church, Redington Ave., Troy, PA with the Rev. Richard L. Noggle officiating.  A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Virginia’s name be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA or to the charity of one’s choice.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

CLARENCE FOSTER JR.
 Clarence M. Foster Jr., 51, of Towanda, died Friday, January 24, 1992 at Syracuse Upstate Medical Center following a lingering illness. He was born October 9, 1940 in Troy, PA to the late Clarence and Lucy Green Foster.  He had a sister, Arlene Shoemaker. He was a self-employed as co-owner of Scene One Tape Two of Towanda for many years. He is survived by his son, Phillip Foster of Liberty Corners; daughters, Bolinda Haggerty of Waverly and Patty Jagger of Herrickville; brother, Phillip Foster of Delaware; sisters, Mary Darrow of Troy and Flora White of Florida; six grandchildren; nice, Linda Leonard of Gillett; long-time co-partner, Darrel Norton. Committal services were to be held at the Hilton Cemetery, Troy, at the family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Leukemia Society, 1080 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125. (TGR, Thursday, January 30, 1992)

FOSTER  Patricia Gail Foster Jagger, 42, of Towanda RR1, N. Towanda Twp., Pa., died Friday morning, March 19, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Patricia was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. on March 16, 1968, the daughter of Gail L. CHAMBERLIN Foster and the late Clarence M. Foster. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1986 and in earlier years was a member of the Mello Dears Drum and Bugle Corps in Owego, N.Y. Following high school, Patty worked in her father's video store, Scene One Take Two, on Main Street in Towanda.  She was subsequently employed as a police officer for the South Waverly Police Department for two years and later joined the Pennsylvania State Police. She was stationed at the Montoursville barracks for several years until the birth of her youngest children. Patty was later employed by Sammy's Restaurant in Wysox and as a security officer at GTP in Towanda until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  She is survived by: her children, Brandon Jagger, Kelsey Jagger, twins, Katherine "Katie" and Quinn Barto; granddaughter, Emma Jagger; mother and stepfather, Gail L. DULL and Charles Dull of Wyalusing RR3; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip M. Foster and Teresa Foster of Standing Stone, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Bolinda M. "Bo" Haggerty and Mark Haggerty of Waverly, N.Y.; her significant other, Doug Lafy of Towanda RR1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence M. Foster; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, at the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Dale Bird officiating.  There are no calling hours.  A private interment will be in the Hilton Cemetery, Troy Twp., Pa., at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Patricia Gail Foster Jagger's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  March 21, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

FRANCISCO
(West Burlington) Mr. W. H. Francisco died Friday evening.  He had been in poor health for a long time.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon at his late home.  Interment is Hilton Cemetery.   TGR 1916

MARY E. GAMAGE
Mrs. Orlando Rockwell a respected life-long resident of West Burlington expired Monday morning at her home. She was a daughter of Horatio and Julia Gamage, and was 85 years old. To the infirmity of advancing years was added a few months ago the fracture of her hip by a fall. She had long been a member of the Methodist Church. One daughter and four sons survive—Mrs. Colton Dickinson, Delos, Willard and Irvine Rockwell of West Burlington, and Gamage Rockwell of Elmira. Mrs. Rockwell had 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral on Wednesday afternoon was from the home. TGR 1922

GIBBS James Edwin - East Troy News)  Mr. James Edwin Gibbs died very suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leon VanNoy, Saturday, Nov. 13, 1915, at the age of 73 years.  He was a man of kindly disposition.  He had lived here only a short time, coming from Illinois to make his home with his daughter.  He was a veteran of the Civil War in which he served three years.  The funeral was conducted by the Rev. R. E. Brague.  Interment was at Hilton Cemetery.  TGR 1915

GIDNEY –ALICE GIDNEY WELLER, 96, widow of Harry R. Weller, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, formerly of Franklindale, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at the Skilled Nursing Unit Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Jan. 19, 1903, in Athol, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Paul and Effie Davis Gidney.  Alice was a graduate of Orange High School in Orange, Mass.  On Nov. 18, 1924, Alice married Harry R. Weller at the Monroeton Parsonage.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 14, 1983.  Mrs. Weller taught Sunday school and served as church clerk for the Franklindale Christian Church for many years.  She also taught the Bible Club Movement and Child Evangelism for over 51 years.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home, family and church.  Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Lynn Pelton of Bentley Creek, Pa.; a son, Ralph H. Weller of Alcove, N.Y.; a granddaughter and her husband Sandy and Brian Congdon of Mormon Lake; a grandson and his wife, Jeffery and Penny Pelton of Mormon Lake, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Schanbacher of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; sister-in-law, Ethel Gidney of Tenafly, N.J.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Alice was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in the Hilton Cemetery, East Troy, Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral service Monday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Child Evangelism Association, RR 1 Box 143, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Weller’s Memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

GODDARD - Mrs. Eliza Goddard Ward.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, in West Burlington, occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Goddard Ward, at the age of 82 years, 4 months, and 19 days. She had been in declining health for some years, but a few months since she experienced a slight shock, after which she rapidly declined to the end. Her husband, Ransom Ward, died some years ago. She leaves a brother and a sister, George Goddard and Julia Ann Goddard, also three children, Hiram Ward, with whom she lived, Mrs. Celinda A. Phillips of Elmira, and Mrs. Julia E. Smith of Troy. She united with the Free Baptist church of East Troy soon after her marriage and has lived a consistent christian life for over 60 years. The funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 10th, at her home and was largely attended. She is buried at the old Hilton cemetery but the memory of her cheerful contented life remains with us. TGR 1902

West Burlington News)  George GODDARD died Wednesday September 30th, after a long illness at his life-long home where he had lived almost 80 years.  Another old land mark has been taken away.  Funeral services at his late home, Friday afternoon, interment in Hilton Cemetery.

GODDARD - Ira Goddard, well known and like in this borough and throughout the county shot and killed himself at his home in West Burlington, Saturday night. He had been suffering with consumption, for several years and lately became despondent of ever getting better. During the night he ended his life with a bullet from a 44 calibre revolver. He was the sole survivor, directly descended of the Goddards at West Burlington, and the only heir to considerable property, as the family was quite well-to-do. His mother, Mary Woodruff, died when he was but four months old. His father, George Goddard, died last October, and two of his aunts died several years ago. On Tuesday of last week, his aunt Miss Julia Goddard, died at her home on the Goddard homestead in West Burlington. There remain now only five cousins of the late Ira Goddard, none bearing the name of Goddard. Two cousins live in Elmira and three in West Burlington. His aunt, Miss Julia Goddard, however, had not taken an especial liking to him and in her will did not even mention his name. Saturday night he went to his room, which was in the first floor of the homestead, a large house. He had remarked during the evening that he did not believe he would sleep much that night, as he had been restless for several nights. His stepmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Goddard, nee Sadler, came to his room a few minutes later and found the door locked. She called to him not to go to bed without unlocking it, and he answered that he would unlock it. About 10 o’clock she heard a slight noise, but did not investigate. A girl who works in the house coming home at about 1 o’clock, noticed that his lamp was still burning, but she thought nothing of it.   In the morning when his step-mother came down stairs she looked into his room and saw him lying on the floor in a pool of blood. His body was cold and lifeless. The County Coroner was immediately summoned from Ulster, as was Dr. J. W. Phillips of Troy, a second cousin of the deceased. A verdict of suicide was immediately given without an inquest.   Ira Goddard was a young man of about 28 years, born and reared in West Burlington. The funeral was held Monday from his late home. TGR 1904

JOHN HOSLEY, 84 – On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998 John Hosley a longtime resident of the Austinville and Troy area died unexpectedly at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  A native of Montoursville, he was the son of Fred P. and Effie O. (Williams) Hosley.  John was a graduate of Montoursville High School and in his younger days was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  Throughout most of his working life, John found employment with area farmers and sawmills.  He worked as a sawyer for both the VanNoy and Cummings companies.  On weekends he pursued another profession that of a square dance caller.  This enabled John to be out and among the people.  John was most definitely a people person, caring more for the well-being of others than for himself.  No one in deed of a helping hand was ever refused.  He was probably one of the best-known patrons of the Edgewood Restaurant in Troy and could be found there almost every night, lending an ear to a troubled soul or displaying his marvelous sense of humor.  In his private time, John enjoyed reading stories about the Old West and watching televised football and baseball games.  John is survived by his nephew, Harry Coxhead of Austinville; great-nephews, Jason r. Johnson of Liberty, John (Shari) Coxhead of Troy RR 3 and Fred (Ruth) Coxhead of Liberty and a niece, Sherrie (Glenn) Westerfer of Liberty.  He was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Coxhead in 1987.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials in John’s name may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Hilton Cemetery, Troy Twp.)

HOSLEY - COXHEAD, MILDRED,  Mildred Hosley Coxhead, 81, of Troy RD3 died October 14, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born June 3, 1906 in Columbia Township, the daughter of Fred and Effie Williams HOSLEY.  Mrs. Coxhead was a teacher in the Troy Area School District for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Troy Senior Citizens and a member of Springfield Estelle Rebekah Lodge No. 419.  She is survived by a son, Harry Coxhead of Troy, RD3; brother, John Hosley of Troy RD1; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home on October 17 with Rev. Edward Graboski officiating and interment to be in Hilton Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Coxhead.  (TGR Oct. 22, 1987)

HOVEY - WILSON, MARY E.,  Services were held March 16 for Mary E.Wilson, 89, of Honeoye Falls, NY, formerly of Troy.  Rev. Edward Thigpen officiated and burial was in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy.  Mrs. Wilson died March 13, 1984 at the Beechwood Nursing Home, Rochester, NY.  She was born in Rush, NY, Feb. 8, 1895, daughter of Willis and Alice Hurley Hovey.  The widow of Edmund J. Wilson, she is survived by daughters, Mrs. Betty Mae Shearing, Honeoye Falls, NY and Mrs. M. Bernadine Keber,Rochester, NY; son, Francis W. Shearing, Avon, NY; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR March 22, 1984)

 

RALPH WAYNE HULSLANDER, 60, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 died Wednesday evening July 21, 1993 at Troy Community Hospital emergency room. Born Aug. 22, 1932 in Blossburg, Pa., he was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church. He was employed with Judson’s Agway for 29 years. Mr. Hulslander was a member of the Troy Fire Department and the Troy Auxiliary Poilce. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Darlene Hulslander; son and daughter-in-law, Wyatt and Elizabeth Hulslander of Troy RR 3; daughter, Theresa Hulslander of Lwarenceville, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Arthur Hampton of South Carolina; father, Winfield Hulslander of Canton; step-mother, Susie Hulslander of Canton; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Shirley Hulslander of Granville Summit RR 1 and William and Helen Hulslander of Troy RR 3; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Joe Barrett of Sylvania Pa., Sandy and Art Cratsley,  (rest missing) Buried Hilton Cemetery, Troy Twp., PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

 

JOHNSON Barney – In East Troy, Wednesday, March 17, 1886, of pneumonia, Barney Johnson.   Funeral at his late residence Friday at 2 o’clock   

 

JOHNSON Emory - (East Troy News)  Emory Johnson died Tuesday morning at his home after a ten day’s illness of pneumonia.  He was 66 years old and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Helen Thorp at home and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Egan of Burdette, N.Y.  The funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment in Hilton cemetery. TGR 1919

 

JOHNSON Emory

Mr. Emory Johnson. Our town was saddened and shock when the news came that our friend and neighbor Mr. Emery Johnson was dead. While we knew that he was seriously ill we did not expect it. Mr. Johnson was sixty-five years of age and had lived on the farm where he died for sixty years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Johnson moved there when Emery was five years old. His was a useful life ever energetic and full of business yet always was congenial and pleasant to meet, a man whom all admired for his sterling qualities and integrity, I all of his daily life. He was a member of Granville Center I.C.O.F. lodge for over thirty-five years. He held many public offices in the community. In early life he married Mrs. Amelia VanHorn who is left to mourn his loss. One daughter, Mrs. Helen Thorp; also four grandchildren survive him. He had one sister, Mrs. Charles Egan.    tgr 1919 

KELLOGG Emma CAMPBELL
(Local)  Mrs. Emma Campbell died last Saturday morning at the home in Burlington of her daughter.  Mrs. E. N. Shepard from Bright’s disease.  Aged 70 years, Mrs. Campbell was the widow of John Campbell and she had been in declining health for some time.  The funeral was held on Tuesday and interment was in the Hilton Cemetery.  (Mrs. John W. Campbell)    TGR 1916
 
KELLOGG Emma CAMPBELL
(Burlington)  Mrs. John Campbell died
at her home in this place January 8th, following a long sickness.  Mrs. Campbell was a consistent and faithful member of the M.E. Church and Sunday school and was a ready, willing worker as long as her health would permit.  She was loved and respected by her friends and the community mourns her loss.  Her funeral was held at the church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, her pastor, Rev. A.H. Hillmire officiated. Burial at Hilton Cemetery.  TGR 1916

KELLOGG Louise
Mrs. John V. Ballard at her home in East Troy, Monday Oct. 28th, of Bright's disease, aged 60 years.
Mrs. Louise Ballard - The many friends and neighbors of learn of her death on Monday, October 28th. Mrs. Ballard was a daughter of S. S. Kellogg, late of West Burlington, was born July 30, 1840, converted at the age of seventeen, and had since been a member of the West Burlington M. E. church. She was married February 26, 1862, to Hollon Swain, who died March 14, 1871. She was again married December 18, 1878, to the late J. V. Ballard of Troy township. She had been in poor health for a number of years and confined to the house for the past six months. Although a great sufferer she bore it patiently and resignedly. She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brownson and Mrs. E. B. Peters and one son, Clyde H. Swain, also one sister, Mrs. John W. Campbell, and three brothers, John W., C. T., and Geo. A. Kellogg, besides many other relatives and friends by whom she will be greatly missed. TGR 1901

KELLOGG - Warren L. Kellogg died at his home in West Burlington Tuesday, January 22nd, of general debility, aged 78 years.  TGR 1901

George LAMPMAN, a well known resident of Burlington township, died very suddenly about 10 yesterday morning at his home. He came into the house and told his wife he felt badly. She went to the barn to call one of the children. When she came back he lay dead on the floor. Mr. Lampman was 62 years old and leaves a wife and seven children. The funeral will be held at West Burlington church at 2 Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in the Hilton Cemetery. TGR 1914

LAMPMAN - Jennie V. Lampman, child of Geo. H. Lampman of Burlington, Sunday, Nov. 24 of pneumonia, aged 5 months.  TGR 1901

LOOMIS Alvin Adelbert - East Troy News)  Mr. and Mrs. A. Reed Loomis mourn the loss of their infant son, Alvin Adelbert, who died Friday.  The funeral was private.  Interment was in Hilton cemetery. 1912

Daniel LOOMIS came from Connecticut to the Sugar Creek Valley, 1803, settling permanently on the J. R. Vannoy farm at East Troy, which he cleared and improved. He married Mary, daughter of Ezra Goddard, Jr. of Burlington. She died, 1836, and Mr. Loomis, 1846. Both rest in the Hilton cemetery. Their children who married as follows were: Marilla to P. C. Williams; Alvin to Minerva Berry of Springfield; Eley to Lydia Rich of Sullivan; Orrin never married; Lucy to George Fritcher of Athens; Harriet to Edward Gough of Clearfield; Caroline to Leonard Upham of Springfield; Ezra to Harriet Pratt of Canton; Luther to Lucretia Farmer of Troy. (Extracted from Heverly)
 

Death of Hon. M. O. LOOMIS – Oct. 18th 1903
One of Bradford County’s Prominent Citizens 

Hon. Milton Oscar Loomis was born in Troy Township, Bradford county, January 28th, 1843 and died October 18th, 1903. 
He was the son of Ezra and Harriett (PRATT) Loomis.  His paternal grandfather came from Connecticut and settled in what is now Troy Township about 1803, locating on the farm now owned by his heirs.  His maternal grandparents were Asa and Celia (LEONARD) Pratt, formerly of Massachusetts, and pioneers of Canton Township, Pa.  His grandmother Celia LEONARD Pratt was a daughter of Tilley Leonard, a pioneer of Burlington Township, Pa.  His father, Ezra, was born in Troy Township one of its prominent citizens, and serving one term as Commissioner of Bradford county. 
Milton O. Loomis was reared in Troy Township, where he has always resided.  He received a common school education, of which he made good use.  He taught seventeen terms of school in Burlington, Canton, and Troy Townships, and was at one time Principal of Canton Graded school.  He became one of the leading citizens in his home township.  He was married November 2nd 1869, to Sarah, daughter of Adin and Sophia SPEARS Calkins of Springfield Township, and has three children, Grace, Mrs. Edbert Van Horn, Clem A. and Lucia W.  In 1864 he enlisted in Co. K, Second New York Harris Light Cavalry and participated in quite a number of important battles and was discharged first corporal of his company June 7th, 1865.  He was a Royal Arch Mason and a member of Gustin Post, G. A. R. 

 

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As a citizen Mr. Loomis took an active interest in the welfare and progress of the community in which he lived, taking a leading part in what he considered its best good.  His success as a leader is best attested by the various positions, social, educational and political, his, during his active life.  He was a staunch Republican, stalwart in every sense of the word, and was rewarded by his party for his interest in its welfare, by various offices, elective and appointive, held while in active in politics.  In 1884 Mr. Loomis was elected one of the commissioners of Bradford county, served one term of three years.  In 1888 he was elected Representative to the State Legislature from the Western District of Bradford county and served with credit to himself and his party.  As a man and neighbor he will be best remembered, hospitable generous and “true to his friends,” to the extent of money and personal effort for their pleasure and comfort. His death was due to a chronic heart trouble, aggravated and greatly increased by an attack of pneumonia in January of the present year.  He is survived by his immediate family, one brother, Lucia E. Loomis, and one sister, Mrs. L. F. Calkins of East Troy. Funeral services were held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. E. P. Morse of Troy.  Members of the Masonic Lodge attended in a body, and the impressive Masonic services were conducted at the burial in Hilton Cemetery.

J. ROBERT MACBRIDE
J. Robert MacBride, 41, Troy RR 3, PA died Monday, February 19, 1996. He was born May 18, 1954 in Eagle, PA, the son of Raymond and Alice Evans MacBride. He was a dairy farmer and enjoyed hunting and his farm. He is survived by his wife, Deborah MacBride; daughter Kirsten, at home; son Rob, at home; parents, Raymond and Alice MacBride of Milan, PA; brothers, Raymond MacBride of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; George MacBride and Thomas MacBride, both of Milan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward MacBride. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 22 (11 a.m.) with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating and burial to be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. Calling hours are Feb 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 Main Street. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County 4-H, Cooperative Extension, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR Thursday, February 22, 1996)

JAMES ROBERT ‘ROB’ MACBRIDE, age 24, of Troy died very unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 12, 2005.  He was born on Aug. 14, 1980 in Sayre, the son of the late James Robert MacBride and Deborah (Pike) MacBride-Norton.  Rob was employed by Davis Ulmer Co. as a sprinkler fitter.  Rob was a graduate of Troy High School, where he played on the football team and was a member of the FFA, which he loved.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion, both of Canton.  His favorite teams were the Eagles and the Yankees.  Rob also enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  Most important to Rob was his daughter, Addison Louise MacBride.  She was born on Dec. 13, 2004.  She was his life, his inspiration and joy.  Rob is survived by his daughter, Addison Louise; his friend and companion, Michelle Green and her daughter, Alexa, who was a very special part of Rob’s life; his mother and stepfather, Deborah and Hall Norton Jr.; his sisters, Kristen and Chad Bagley of Canton and Countney Norton of Troy; his grandmother, Louise Bunker of Milan; and two special nephews, Robert Alex and Ian Bagley.  In addition to his father, Rob was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Alice MacBride.  Family and friends are invited to call from 5 60 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Hilton Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers, a trust fund in Rob’s memory has been set up for his daughter, Addison Louise MacBride, at the First Citizen’s National Bank, Canton, Pa.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

BONO W. McDONALD
 Bono Wayne McDonald, 17, of Granville Summit, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1996, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Dec. 4, 1979, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Daniel and Linda Chilson McDonald. He was a sophomore at Troy High School and a member of the Future Farmers of America. He enjoyed trucking, farming and tractor pulling, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his parents; a twin sister, Alice, at home; two sisters, Amanda and Marjorie, both at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and James Forsyth of Elmira, NY.; two brothers, Floyd and Arthur, at home; maternal grandparents, Samuel and Marjorie Chilson of Covington; a niece, Danielle Forsyth of Elmira; two great-uncles, Theodore McDonald of Riverdale, Md., and Eugene McDonald of Greensburg; several uncles, aunts and cousins. Calling hours were held Monday, Dec. 30, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Dec. 31, with the Rev. Jonathon Stanley officiating. Burial was made in the Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. Memorial donations may be made to the McDonald family.

Henry A. McKEAN, age 74, of Burlington, PA died on Monday, December 27, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  He was born on September 27, 1925 in West Burlington Township, PA, a son of the late Elwyn and Elizabeth (Case) McKean.  He was a life-long dairy farmer.  Henry was a former member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  He served in the US army during the Korean Conflict.  Henry was Past Commander and Chaplain for the East Smithfield VFW Post #7378 and a member of the Troy American Legion Post #49.  He was a member of the Towanda Gun Club.  Henry was also a member of the Burlington Odd Fellows and a former member of the AMVETS.  Henry is survived by: a sister, Pauline (Polly) M. (Lee) Cleveland of Troy, PA; nephews, Douglas McKean of Springfield, MO, Allen McKean of Middle Grove, NY and James McKean of Ulster, Pa; nieces, Margaret Crammer of Towanda, PA, Bonnie Yetter of Middle Grove, NY, Sue Barton of Springfield, MO, Gail Jackson of Harrisburg, Pa, Lisa Feldman of Columbus, OH, Feldman of Columbus, OH ,Sandra Voegtlen of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by six brothers and one sister.  Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 29 with the rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Old Burlington Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 339, Troy, PA 16947.

HENRY A. MCKEAN, age 74, of Burlington, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in West Burlington Township, Pa., a son of the late Elwyn and Elizabeth Case McKean.  He was a lifelong farmer.  Henry was a former member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Henry was the former commander and chaplain for East Smithfield VFW Post No. 7378 and a member of Troy American Legion Post No. 49.  He was a member of the Towanda Gun Club and an avid hunter and fisherman in his earlier years.  Henry was also a member of the Burlington Odd Fellows and a former member of the AMVETS.  He enjoyed playing cards and was well-known for his unique sense of humor.  Henry is survived by his sister, Pauline (Polly) M. (Lee) Cleveland of Troy, Pa.; nephews, Douglas McKean of Springfield, Mo., Allen McKean of Middle Grove, N.Y., James McKean of Ulster, Pa.; nieces, Margaret Cranmer of Towanda, Pa., Bonnie Yetter of Middle Grove, N.Y., Sue Barton of Springfield, Mo., Gail Jackson of Harrisburg, Pa., Lisa Feldman of Columbus, Ohio, and Sandra Voegtlen of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by six brothers and one sister.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Interment will be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Old Burlington Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 339, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MAX A. MINGOS, 82 of Troy RD 3 died April 4, 1986 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born April 10, 1903 in Athens the son of Leslie and Bernice Grenell Mingos.  Mr. Mingos was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, a retired farmer and a former member of the PA Farmers’ Association as well as belonging to the Bradford County Oldtimers.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rowena Ward of Troy RD 3; four granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Gayle) Hawley of Burlington, Gloria Ward of Alba, Mrs. Louie (Roxanne) Atkinson of Morris Run, and Mrs. Wayne (Rhonda) Carter of Nashville, TN; five great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.  He was predeceased by his wife Rebecca McKean Mingos and by a son-in-law, Robert L. Ward.  The funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Tuesday with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating.  Interment was in the Hilton Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Hilton Cemetery Association in care of Rowena Ward, RD 3, Troy, PA.

MINGOS - Rowena M. Ward, age 84, of Troy, Pa., diedSunday, March 8, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa., with her loving family by her side. Rowena was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Troy, daughter of the late Max and Rebecca (McKean) Mingos. She graduated from Troy High School and was married to the late Robert L. Ward, who died in 1984. Her memberships included East Troy United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Troy VFW Auxiliary No. 86759 (charter member), Bradford County Old Timers Association, Troy Farm Museum, Towanda Historical Society and Genealogy Group of Troy, and she was one of the organizers and builders of "The Old Church" of Burlington. Rowena could always be seen on the float that she made in many parades in the Troy and surrounding area. She was at many events in the area, and she was affectionately known as "The Butter Lady" and enjoyed churning homemade butter and making maple syrup for family and friends. Rowena loved helping family, friends and anyone in the community who needed it. She enjoyed many visits to the cabin her father had built on the family farm. Survivors include her daughters, Gayle and Robert Finogle of Troy, Gloria Gates of Alba, Pa., Roxanne and Lou Atkinson of Troy, and Rhonda and Mike Frisbie of Morris Run, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Her parents; husband, Robert L. Ward; and great-granddaughter Angel Atkinson predeceased Rowena. Family and friends are invited to call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Nauta officiating. Interment will be in Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, Pa. Memorials are directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154 Towanda, PA 18848, or to the East Troy United Methodist Church, Troy, PA 16947. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 March 2009

MORLEY
Edgar Henry Morley, born March 13th 1892, and member of Brooks-Flick Post No 49, American Legion, was found frozen to death in his lonely shack near Wheelerville last Monday, Dec 31st (1934) A disabled veteran of the World War, he received compensation until up to about a year ago when it was taken away from him. Unable to do many things, Morley went several weeks ago to the Wheelerville section and had been doing his best to make a living cutting paper wood in the mountains near there. He was last seen alive Friday when he promised to visit a family on Sunday. They became alarmed when he did not appear and his shack was visited Monday. He was found frozen to death in his bunk. A military funeral will be held in the home of his mother, Mrs. Kelton Evans, West Burlington, Thursday at 2 pm members of Brooks-Flick Post acting as bearers and furnishing a firing squad and buglers at the burial in Hilton Cemetery. Rev. Floyd E Guiles officiating

7 vi. Hannah MUDGE (#707) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 27 APR 1811. Hannah died 25 DEC 1881 at age 70. Her body was interred Dec 1881 in Hilton Cemetery, Troy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. She married Alfred Leonard about 1830. (Alfred Leonard is #708.) Alfred was born 21 SEP 1805 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Alfred was the son of Ezekial Leonard and Rhoda Saxton (Leonard). Alfred died 26 MAR 1876 at age 70. His body was interred Mar 1876 in Hilton Cemetery, Troy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. (Extracted from Joyce M. Tice Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project Report)
 

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