Hilton Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
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NEWELL, NAOMI, Naomi Newell, 98, of Elmira, NY died December 12, 1986. She was a music teacher in Elmira for many years and a charter member of Westside Methodist Church. Surviving are several cousins, including Mrs. Joseph (Vivian) Ryan of Elmira, NY and Mildred Bodine and Louise Wheatley, both of Wilmington, DE. Funeral services were held December 15 at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home in Elmira, with Rev. Keith Haverkamp officiating. Burial will be in Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, PA. (TGR Dec. 18, 1986)
PARKE Mary E - The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Rockwell was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon. Mrs. Rockwell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parke. She died in the hospital in Elmira after a few days illness with pneumonia. She was a member of the Methodist church here and was well like. She leaves besides her husband one son, Sayre, 11 years old. Father and mother also are living and one brother Fred. Rev. C. Merrill officiated and interment Hilton cemetery. In attendance at the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Churchill of Canton, and Mrs. Frank Henry of Elmira. 1919
PATTERSON Charles H.
Local News) Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Stanton, Mrs. Almira Tate and her son, Charles H. Tate attended the funeral at West Burlington Tuesday of Charles F. Patterson, a relative who died on Friday at his home near the old church in Burlington. The deceased was in his 59th year and survived by his wife and mother. The interment was in the Hilton Cemetery. TGR 1915
Blackwell, Mrs. Lucy Phelps-whose death on Oct 22nd was briefly noted last week, was a native of Solon, Cortland County, NY. She was born March 31, 1827. When she was twelve her parents moved to this state, where she grew to womanhood and became the wife of John Blackwell of West Burlington, who died in 1912. She early united with the Methodist Church and throughout her long life remained faithful to her God and her church. Eight years ago she came to Troy to live with her daughter, Mrs. Dix Ballard. For a year she had been confined to her bed. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell: Alfred C of Towanda, Delos of West Burlington; the late Willis D of Elmira; George H of Syracuse; Mrs. Dix Ballard of Troy, and Mrs. Delos Rockwell of West Burlington. The funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Ballard, the Rev Whiting officiating. Interment was in the Hilton cemetery at West Burlington.
PHILLIPS - Ill only twenty-four hours, Mrs. Julia L. Foulke, and esteemed West Burlington lady, died last Sunday at her home, aged 55 years. Her husband Philip A. Foulke survives, and seven children –Nile of Athens; Wesley of Elmira; Mrs. E. J. Peters of Osceola; Mrs. W. L. Huntington of Little Meadows; Mrs. R. W. Campbell of Burlington, PA and Esther and Catharine at home. The funeral was held at the West Burlington church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the Hilton Cemetery. TGR 1914
PLAISTED Darlene A. (Plaisted) Hulslander
79, of Troy, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at her son's home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Ralph Wayne Hulslander who died in 1993. The couple married in 1952 and had 41 happy years together. A graveside committal service to honor Darlene's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at the Hilton Cemetery on Route 6 in East Troy with Rev. Daniel Graham of the Springfield Baptist Church officiating. The funeral arrangements entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy. Darlene was born on July 15, 1933 in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of the late James and Helen (Roof) Plaisted. She retired from the Martha Lloyd Community kitchen, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, and attended the Gillett Senior Center. Darlene enjoyed knitting and made hundreds of sweaters, hats, and mittens for her family, local children and Native American children on reservations. Darlene is survived by her children, Wyatt N. (Elizabeth) Hulslander of Troy, Theresa M. Hulslander Tarbox of Jordan, N.Y. and Cindy K. (Arthur) Hulslander Hampton of Woodbridge, Va.; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Melissa, Barry, Virginia, Amie, Jacob, and Tiffany; along with several nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph, her brothers: James Plaisted Jr., William Plaisted, Richard Plaisted, and her sister Patricia Lungstrum. Condolences may be sent in Darlene's memory to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA 16947. Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2012
HARRY M. PORTER
Harry M. Porter, 68, of Troy RD 3, died Saturday, November 30, 1991 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born July 15, 1923 in Windfall, PA, the son of Carson and Eliza Bowman Porter. He was formerly employed by PennDOT. Mr. Porter was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Troy VFW Post No. 8675. Mr. Porter was a member of the French Choppers Camping Group. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pauline Rockewell Porter; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Linda Porter of Sheshequin; granddaughters, Carrie and Corinne Porter; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and John Hartsock of Mansfield; sister, Ruth Gardner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 2 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with full military honors being accorded. Rev. George Mauk officiated and burial was to be in Hilton Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, December 5, 1991)
PUTNAM Michael Edward Putnam
63, of 101 S. East St., Sayre, Pa., died
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Michael was born June 10, 1947 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Beatrice Tillotson Putnam Brown and Francis Edward Putnam. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1968 and later served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was employed by the Family Dollar Store in North Towanda at the time of his death and was formerly employed by the Dandy Mini Mart in North Towanda. Michael was employed by Craftmaster in Wysox for many years until his retirement. Michael enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by: his daughter, Mellissa Putnam of Rome, Pa., his siblings, Marlene (James) Lamphere of Monroeton, Patricia (Joe) McKernan of Towanda, Milo (Barbara) Putnam of Wyalusing, Dale (Kathy) Putnam of Wyalusing, Carol (William) Carr of New Albany, Fran (John) Flanagan of Towanda, Paul (Sue) Brown of Laceyville, Dawn (Kevin) Liddick of LeRaysville, Darlene Vaow of Towanda; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Beatrice Putnam; two sisters, Beverly Putnam and Diane Putnam McManus; and a brother, Walter Putnam. A private grave side service will be held at the Hilton Cemetery in East Troy, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Michael Edward Putnam's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Michael's Family with arrangements. Daily Review - November 28, 2010
WALTER H. PUTNAM
Walter H. Putnam died at his home in West Burlington Township, Sunday at 3:30 a.m. He is survived by his widow, Lovina; a son Francis and his mother, Mrs. Amanda Putnam. The funeral will be held from the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Hilton Cemetery and the Rev. Floyd Guiles will officiate. (handwritten on article Dec. 24, 1933)
WALTER H. PUTNAM born in Burlington on January 8th, 1887, the only son of the late Edward W. Putnam, died in his home on the state highway between East Troy and West Burlington Sunday morning, December, 24th, 1933, after many years of semi-invalidism. Mr. Putnam, a very genial man was a member of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, Troy and during his active years took a prominent part in affairs in the Burlington. He is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Amanda Herda Putnam, his wife, the former Lavinia Rockwell and one son, Francis, at home. Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 p.m. from his late home, the Rev. F. E. Guiles officiating and the Masonic service was held at the burial in the family plot in Hilton Cemetery.
RENNINGER - EDNA U. SIMMONS
Edna U. Simmons, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA died Wednesday, March 23, 1994 in Zephryhills, FL. She was born November 29, 1910 in New Hanover Township, daughter of William and Ellen Urffer Renninger. A native of New Hanover Township, PA, she was a winter resident of Zephryhills for 25 years. She was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, where she was active with the United Methodist Women. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Alvin Simmons; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Roger Wright of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Marlene and Robert Morse of Troy RR 3, Jean and Walt Dillard of Mount Juliet, TN and Carolyn and Anthony Montalbano Jr. of Coventry RI; a brother and sister-in-law; six sisters; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held May 7 at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kermit O. Shrawder Sr. offficiating and burial to be in the Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. Local arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church in care of Beverly Finnerty, RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. (TGR, Thursday, April 7, 1994)
ROBINSON- Mrs. Alice Calkins died peacefully at her home in this place at 11:30 Monday night, after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 at the house and at 2 o’clock at the Baptist church here, Rev. Johnstone officiating. TGR 1922
Wellsboro Gazette June 11, 1953
ROBY MRS. FRANCES HOTALEN submitted by Kelly WILCOX Kimball
ROBY - Mrs. Frances Hotalen, 78, of Roaring Branch, died on Thursday May 28. She is survived by four sons, Rudolph, of Towanda; Walter, of Detroit; Delancy, of Wellsboro and Ralph Ward, of Roaring Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Lola McClure, of Keuka Park and Mrs. Lena Patterson, of Endicott; and one brother, Paul Roby, of Canton. Funeral services were held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton. Rev. Thomas LaForce officiated. Burial in Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington.
ROCKWELL – Charles P. Rockwell - Few men in this section will be more missed than Charles P. Rockwell, who expired quite suddenly last Sunday morning at his home in West Burlington. He had been long in poor health, but to the very last he was up and about his work. Death was due to pleurisy. Born March 25, 1851, nearly all of his fifty-eight years were spent in West Burlington. For only about two years did he live elsewhere, at Owen’s Mills, while carrying on a lumbering enterprise in Chemung County, NY. He was a son of Alvord and Achsah Harrison Rockwell and married Alice Wynkoop of Chemung, who survives him with three children - Luther, Frank and Nellie. Luther is in business for himself, Frank at home and Nellie a student at the Mansfield Normal School. Another son, Sayre, preceded his father to the other shore through an accident near this boro some years ago. The aged father of the departed also survives. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since early manhood. The funeral at 2 Tuesday afternoon from the West Burlington church was largely attended, the Rev. F Hess, his pastor officiated. Interment was in Hilton cemetery. [Note- 1851-1909]
Delos Rockwell, 74, died at his home in West Burlington Township Sunday at 10 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Isadore: a son, John, a grandson, Carl Rockwell; two brothers, Willard and Irving all of West Burlington and a sister Mrs. Colton Dickinson of Troy, Pa. Mr. Rockwell was long a prominent citizen of West Burlington Township. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and burial will be in Hilton Cemetery. The Rev. Owen Barret of Blossburg will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Floyd Guiles.
EARL K. ‘SKIM’ ROCKWELL, 66, of Troy (West Burlington Township) died, Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at his home while surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born Feb. 25, 1932, in West Burlington Township. He was a son of the late Willis and Cecile Herda Rockwell. Skim was a hard worker and from the time he graduated from Troy High School Class of 1950, he drove for various trucking outfits throughout the area. He also owned and operated a dairy farm in West Burlington Township for many years. In 1989 Earl retired from Ecolab Trucking Co. based in New Jersey. Earl married the former Shirley A. Barto in the Camptown Methodist Church, on June 28, 1959. Mr. Rockwell served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and the Troy American Legion Post No. 49. Surviving are: his wife of 39 years, Shirley, at home; a daughter a son-in-law, Renee and Samuel Colton of Granville; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Roger and Debbie Rockwell, Douglas and Connie Rockwell, and James and Melissa Rockwell, all of Troy; six grandchildren; Victoria and Blake Colton, and Courtney, Shane, Willis and Jessica Rockwell; three sisters; Beatrice Holm of Oregon, and Pauline Porter and Jean Wagner, both of Troy; a brother, Lewis Rockwell of Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Richard, in September 1965. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 22 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with his pastor, the Rev. Mark Brower, officiating. Burial will be held in the Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington Township. The Troy American Legion Post No. 49 will accord military honors at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, rR3, Box 457, Troy, Pa. in Mr. Rockwell’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
Earl K. “Skim” ROCKWELL, 66, of Troy RR 3 (Burlington Twp.) PA
died Friday, December 4, 1998 at his home. Earl was born February 25,
1932 in West Burlington Twp. He was the son of the late Willis and Cecile
Herda Rockwell. Skim graduated from Troy High school in 1950. He
drove for various trucking outfits throughout the area. He also owned and
operated a dairy farm in W. Burlington Twp. for many years. In 1989 Earl
retired from Ecolab Trucking Company based in New Jersey. Mr. Rockwell
served in the US Army as a sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He was a
member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and the Troy American
Legion Post #49. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, the former Shirley
Barto, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Samuel Colton of Granville,
PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Debbie Rockwell, Douglas and Connie
Rockwell, James and Melissa Rockwell, all of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Victoria
and Blake Colton, Courtney, Shane, Willis and Jessica Rockwell; sisters,
Beatrice Holm of Oregon, Pauline Porter and Jean Wagner, both of Troy; a
brother, Lewis Rockwell of Rome, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Richard, in 1965. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home
in Canton on December 8 with the Rev. Mark Bower officiating and burial to be
in Hilton cemetery, W. Burlington Twp. Troy American Legion Post #49 was to
accord military honors at the cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the
w. Burlington United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box #457, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr.
“Troy Gazette Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, December 17, 1998
G. Eugene ROCKWELL, age 80, of Grandville Summit, PA died at the Robert Packard Hospital on Thursday, September 5, 2002. He was born in Sayre on March 10, 1922, son of the late George and Effie (Haight) Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church. He was active in many area organizations as follows; secretary of the Troy Alparon Park Fair board and Troy Fair U. P. Board for 37 years; served as a Granville Twp. Supervisor and local assessor; 50 year member and Past Master of the Trojan Masonic Lodge # 306; Past High Priest of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter 261; Past Commander of Northern Commandery #16 “Towanda”; Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Northern Council #24 of Athens, PA; member of Irem Temple in Wilkes Barre, PA #23723; Cayuta Chapter #245 R.A.M. Past Master Club of Waverly, NY; member of the Penn KYCH of Montrose, PA; and served several times as Past Master of Windfall Grange #257. He is survived by his wife, Nora Rockwell; children, Ronald E. and Mary Rockwell of West Burlington Twp., PA, Kenneth E. Rockwell of Granville Summit, PA and Elaine L. and Jack Klock of Carlisle, PA; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. In additional to his parents, Mr. Rockwell was predeceased in death by two infant sons, Raymond and Robert Rockwell in 1947. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 9 with Rev. Dale Russell and Rev. Alison Grove officiating. Interment will be in the Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington Twp. Memorials may be made to Windfall Methodist Church c/o Marjorie Pratt RD 1 Box 175, Granville Summit, PA 16926. Troy Gazette Register
G. EUGENE ROCKWELL, age 80, of Granville Summit, Pa. died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002. He was born in Sayre on March 10, 1922, son of the late George and Effie (Haight) Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church. He was active in many area organizations as follows; secretary of the Troy Alparon Park Fair Board and Troy Fair Board U.P. Board for 37 years; served as a Granville Township supervisor and local assessor; 5-year member and past Master of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306, past High Priest of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter 261; past Commander of Northern Commander No. 16 “Towanda”, Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Northern Council No. 24 of Athens, Pa.; member of Irem Temple in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. No. 23723; Cayuta Chapter No. 245 R.A.M. Past Master Club of Waverly, N.Y.; member of the Penn Priory KYCH of Montrose, Pa. and served several times as Past Master of Windfall Grange No. 257. He is survived by his wife, Nora Rockwell; children, Ronald E. and Mary Rockwell of West Burlington Twp., Kenneth E. Rockwell of Granville Summit, Pa. and Elaine L. and Jack Klock of Carlisle, Pa.; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rockwell was preceded in death by two infant sons, Raymond and Robert Rockwell in 1947. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home 110 W. Main Street, Troy, Pa. on Sunday, September 8, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6:15 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 9, 2002 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dale Russell and Rev. Alison Grove officiating. Interment will be in the Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington Township. Memorials may be made to Windfall Methodist Church, c/o Marjorie Pratt RD1, Box 175, Granville Summit, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROCKWELL George-Troy, July 1- (1947) aged 72, of West Burlington died suddenly this Monday afternoon. He is survived by a son, Eugene Rockwell, of Granville Summit; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Ruggles of West Burlington and Mrs. Emmor Pepper of Granville Summit; a grandchild and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Soper funeral home in Troy and will be taken to the Hilton cemetery at West Burlington for private funeral services Wednesday July 3 at 2 pm. Rev. Leon Northrop will officiate.
ROCKWELL INEZ Perry, Inez Rockwell-died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Wednesday, Feb 2, 1949. She was 34 years old and youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I A Rockwell, West Burlington. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, majoring in French, and had been a member of the Troy High School faculty for 12 years. She was a resident of Towanda at the time of her death, a member of the Methodist church and sang in its choir. She was very popular in Troy, Towanda and her home section of West Burlington. Mrs. Perry was musically inclined and interested in many musical events. She was a member of the DAR and was secretary-treasurer of Troy High School Teachers Association. Surviving are her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I A Rockwell, and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Essenwine and Mrs. Horace Welch, all of West Burlington. Funeral services will be held at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home Saturday at 2 pm. Towanda Pastor, Rev. Arthur H Burnett officiating with burial in family plot in Hilton cemetery.
ROCKWELL - Smith, Nellie Rockwell- daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rockwell and native of West Burlington, died in the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, Friday, February 1, 1946 after an illness of several months. She was born on June 22, 1888, was graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1909 and had taught in Cedarhurst, L I for some thirty years. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Cedarhurst and also of several teachers’ organizations. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Edward Smith, Cedarhurst, two brothers-Frank Rockwell, Odessa, and Luther W Rockwell, Sayre, several nieces and nephews. Services were held in the Soper Funeral Home on Monday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur E Morey officiating with burial in Hilton cemetery.
ROCKWELL, Joseph M- highly regarded West Burlington farmer, died at his home in that community Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Welch Rockwell; a son, Arthur M Rockwell of West Burlington; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Manley of Troy, a brother, George of West Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Ruggles of Troy and Mrs. Abbie Pepper of Granville Summit. Four grandchildren also survive. The body was taken to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy where services will be held Saturday afternoon. Rev. Leon Northup will officiate and interment will be in Hilton Cemetery. The Masons will have charge of the services, Mr. Rockwell having been a member of the lodge at Troy.
ROCKWELL Pauline L. (Rockwell) Porter
85, West Burlington, died on Monday, April 2, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Harry M. Porter who died on November 30 1991. The couple married and had 44 happy years together. The graveside service to honor Pauline's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Hilton Cemetery, along Route 6 in East Troy. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, has been entrusted with arrangements. Pauline was born on Dec. 28, 1926 in Sayre, daughter of the late Willis and Cecile (Herda) Rockwell. She retired from the Bradford County Manor where she worked in the kitchen. Pauline was an over 60-year member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Rebekas, and Union Grange. For many years Pauline was a Judge of Elections for West Burlington Township. She enjoyed the beach, hot weather, camping with the French Chopper Campers, and spending time with her family. Pauline is survived by her son, Dale Porter of Towanda; her granddaughters, Carrie (Joel) Zdon of Ulster and Corinne (Chris) McConnell of Woodbridge, Va.; her great grandchildren, Alexander and Anthony Zdon, Matthew Porter, and Jackson Nichols; and with several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry, and her siblings, Beatrice, Lewis, Harold, Hazel, Richard, Earl, and Jean. Contributions may be made in Pauline's memory to the American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701. Towanda Daily Review – April 4, 2012
ROCKWELL Sayer H
Shocking Death. One of the most shocking occurrences which has caused great general sorrow in the community at large, was the death on Wednesday of Sayre, son of Chas. Rockwell of West Burlington, aged 22 years. Late in the afternoon Monday, he was driving his team with a load of lumber, and was at work at Dillin’s switch, where lumber from Rockwell’s mill at West Burlington is being taken for shipment. He was leading the team alongside a lumber pile, when suddenly the wagon in moving down a little incline struck some object in the roadway and swerved to one side, the pole striking Mr. Rockwell in the side and pinning him violently against the pile of lumber. Suffering with extreme pain he was with difficulty removed to his home by Dr. Barker, who administered to his needs. The patient, although suffering severely from his terrible injury, seemed to have withstood the shock well, as he was of a hardy constitution, and hopes were entertained of his recovery. After Tuesday however, his condition began to steadily fail, and Dr. Arthur Booth of Elmira was summoned to make an operation, which was done Wednesday morning, assisted by Drs. Barker and Phillips of Troy. It was found that he was suffering with perforation and inflammation of the intestines, with the first stages of peritonitas. Death followed about 12:30 o’clock TGR 1902 (Rockwell Sayer H. 11-3-1880 - 11-5-1902)
ROGERS –RUTH A. SIMCOE, 96 of Troy RR 3, PA died Tuesday, November 23, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born March 19, 1987 in Kingman, KS daughter of Fred and Carrie Parker Rogers. She was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, member of the East Troy Arbutus Rebekah Lodge and a member of the West Burlington Grange. She is survived by grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Max and Norma Simcoe of Troy RR 2, Jack and Barb Simcoe of Troy, Donald and Debbie Simcoe, Williamsport, PA; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Shelba Wolfgang of Allentown and Sharon and Duane Campbell of Jersey Shore; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. David (Louise) Ross of Burlington; sisters, Margaret Wheeler of Canton and Edith Haight of Troy; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Simcoe in 1978 and son, John Simcoe in 1972. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy on November 27 with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church. –Troy Gazette-Register
ROLISON Nora S. (Rolison) Rockwell
age 85, formerly of Granville Summit, Pa., died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor where she had been a resident since 2008. Nora was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Troy, Pa., a daughter of the late Earle and Nellie (Spencer) Rolison. She was a graduate of Troy High School and married the late G. Eugene Rockwell on June 2, 1943. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, a former member of the Windfall Senior Citizens, Windfall Grange No. 257 where she held the office of secretary for 25 years, Canton Order of Eastern Star and Rebecca's Lodge. Nora enjoyed gardening in her three gardens, canning her homegrown vegetables, and playing piano for the service groups she was a member of. In her spare time she liked to knit, crochet and loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Mary Rockwell of West Burlington, Pa., Kenneth E. Rockwell of Granville Summit, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine L. and Jack Klock of Carlisle, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Arlene Rolison of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; sisters and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Wilbur Morse of Canton, Pa., Beverly Wilson of Elmira, N.Y., eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and friends. Nora was predeceased by her two infant sons Raymond and Robert in 1947, as well as her husband G. Eugene Rockwell on Sept. 8, 2000; a brother Harold Rolison, a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Leroy Goodwin. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Order of Eastern Star Service will be held at noon immediately followed by her funeral service with Reverend Chris Nauta officiating. Interment will follow in Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2011
RUGGLES - Julia Ruggles of West Burlington, Friday March 7th, of congestion of the lungs, aged 9 years. TRG 1902 (daughter of Fred and Nora.)
RUSTINE - EDNA L. GALLA
Edna L. Galla, 70, of Hillcrest Apartments in Troy, died Sunday, December 2, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born November 15, 1920 in Olean, NY, the daughter of Frank and Elva Hibbard Rustine. She was a member of the Troy VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8675 and the Troy Senior Citizens. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alice Donovan of Port Richey, FL; sons, Charles Daisy Jr. of Easton and Robert Daisy of Philadelphia; two grandchildren; brothers, Jack Rustine of Binghamton and Lewis Lawson of Binghamton; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 5 (1 pm) with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, December 6, 1990)
SADLER - GODDARD – Mrs. Elizabeth Goddard, whose alarming illness was reported last week, expired Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her brother, A. J. Sadler. Deceased was 70 years old, the widow of George W. Goddard of West Burlington, and had resided in Troy about ten years. She was a woman of kindly Christian character and a member of the M. E. Church. One sister and three brothers survive: Emma D. and A. J. Sadler of Troy; G. H. Sadler of Hazelton and E. B. Sadler of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at her late home at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G.A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Hilton cemetery, Burlington. (FROM LOCAL NEWS) TGR 1913
SHEPARD – Dr. Ernest N. Shepard, the well known physician of Burlington, died suddenly about 1 o’clock last Saturday. He attended an entertainment Friday evening, returning to his home about midnight. He did not rest well. Between 2 and 3 he got up and took one or more doses of quieting medicine. At 7 he was unconscious. Dr. Campbell was called from East Smithfield, arriving about 8 and by 11 Drs. Barker and Phillips of Troy and Johnson of Towanda were also in attendance, but their combined efforts failed to rouse him. At 1 he died. A postmortem examination revealed the cause of death to have been an over dose of medicine, presumably an opiate. Few among the younger men of this section were more widely respected and admired than Dr. Shepard. A manly man, of broad sympathy, skilled in his profession, a doer of good deeds, his death was everywhere received with feelings of profound sorrow and personal loss. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Omera Shepard of Minnequa, formerly of Granville, where the Doctor was born 42 years ago last November. He was a grandson of Dr. Samuel W. Shepard, who practiced medicine for many years in Troy. He was graduated from the Troy public school and received his medical education in Baltimore and at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He married Miss Grace Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell of Burlington, who survives him. Besides his father and mother there are living also two brothers, Samuel, near Everett, Washington, and George of Minnequa, and an adopted daughter. The funeral on Monday at the Methodist church in Burlington, of which he had been a member since 1897, was very largely attended. Included among the mourners were large delegations of Masons and Odd Fellows in both of which orders he was held in the highest esteem. Interment was in Hilton cemetery. TGR 1913
SIMCOE Earl A- 83 Troy RD 3 died Sunday at the Troy Community Hospital (Oct 29, 1978). He was born April 13, 1895 in Wilawana, Pa the son of John and Sarah Smith Simcoe. Mr. Simcoe was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church. He was a retired dairy farmer. Earl and Ruth Simcoe celebrated 63 years of marriage on April 12, 1978. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Rogers Simcoe; grandsons, Max Simcoe of West Burlington, Jack Simcoe of Troy and Donald Simcoe of Williamsport, granddaughters, Mrs. Floyd (Shelba) Wolfgang of Warminster, Pa. Mrs. Herbert (Sharon) Campbell of Jersey Shore; several nieces; one nephew; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Hilton Cemetery. (Daily Review Oct 1978)
Alvin W. SIMMONS, age 91, of Columbia Cross roads RR 2, PA, died August 21, 1999. He was born September 13, 1907 in Lower Frederick Township, PA the son of the late David and Mary (Wagner) Simmons. Alvin was the oldest member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1971. After retiring Alvin worked for Wolfe Poultry Farm for more than 20 years. He is survived by daughters, Marlene (Robert) Morse of Troy, PA, Janice S. (Roger) Wright of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Jean S. (Walt) Dillard of Mt. Juliet, TN and Carolyn (Anthony) Montalbano of Coventry, RI; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Benfield of Frederick PA, Emma Schultz of Pennsburg, PA and Alice Rhoads of Perkiomenville, PA. Alvin was predeceased by his wife, Edna U. (Renninger) Simmons. Memorial services were held at the east Smithfield United Methodist Church on August 24 with the Rev. Barbara Troxell officiating and interment to be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the east Smithfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o James Elvidge, Rr 1, Milan, PA 18831.
SLATOR -Mrs. L. E. Morley.
Mrs. L. E. Morley died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Montgomery on Elmira street Monday morning, November 11th, of consumption, aged 73 years.
Mrs. Morley was born in Kingston, N. Y., April 11, 1827, a daughter of Matthew and Ann Slator. She was married to Charles H. Morley of Owego, N. Y., April 12, 1840. Nine children were born to them, eight of them surviving her: Mrs. Julia Montgomery of Troy; Mrs. Fannie Chase of Virtus; Mrs. Lillie Haven of West Burlington; Milton M. of West Burlington; Earl C. of Berrytown; Otis H. of Hector, N. Y.; John O. of Athens; Mrs. Mary Eddy of Elmira. Funeral services were held yesterday at 1 p.m., from the home of her daughter, Rev. O. T. Steward officiating. TGR 1901
SMITH - Jeanette "Nettie" "Mrs Edward Clark" Edward Clark, for many years a respected resident of the section between Burlington and Granville, died very suddenly on Monday, January 18th at the home of his son, Zerah Clark. He was 67 years old. His wife Jeanette Clark, died late on Tuesday night, January l0th, at the home of the same son. She was 68 years old. Death in both cases was due to pneumonia. Their son Zerah Clark is now seriously ill from a similar illness. Mr and Mrs are survived by the son Zerah and one daughter, Mrs Harry Sackett. Mr Clark is survived by two sisters, Mrs Huldah Andrus and Mrs C.M. Weeks of Canandaigua, and two brothers, S.W. Clark of Canton, and Henry Clark of Maryland, Wis. A double funeral will be held from the the Zarah Clark home at one o'clock on Friday afternoon and interment will be in Hilton cemetery on the East Troy Burlington road.
SPENCER DeWitt-died very suddenly following a heart attack at his home in West Burlington, Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 1949 at 9:30. Had he lived until April, he would have been eighty years old. Mr. Spencer had been in failing health for some time but his sudden passing cam as a complete shock. Mr. Spencer was a lifelong resident of the West Burlington section and was a member of the West Burlington Methodist Church and Grange. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Bourne Spencer, one daughter, Miss Katharine, one grandson, Elgene Ward, all of home, two brothers, B H Spencer, Verona, NJ, Jay Spencer, Granville Center, several nieces and nephews.
Ward, Mrs. Isadore Spencer-Departed this life Saturday noon, Oct 11, 1947, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Spencer, West Burlington following a long lingering illness, aged 51 years, 8months and 11 days.
Stanley A. STOWELL, age 92, of Unionville, VA formerly of RD 3, Troy, PA died on Monday, May 29, 2000 at his home in Unionville. He was born on June 23, 1907 in Herrickville, PA, a son of the late Stephen and Kathryn (Bowman) Stowell. Stanley was employed as a supervisor for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was a former member of both the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens, PA and Salem United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette (Darrow) Stowell of Unionville, VA; daughter, Loretta M. (Bert) Amidon of Unionville, VA; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother, Elbert Stowell of Ulster, PA; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held June 1 at the Hilton Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. Richard L. Noggle, Pastor of the Troy United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Locust Grove, VA. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, June 8, 2000
TILLOTSTON –BEATRICE LOWANDA TILLOTSON PUTNAM BROWN, 71, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, formerly of South Branch, Towanda RR 4, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 21, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June 7, 1923 in Canton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Milo Denton and Leah Welch Tillotson. Beatrice was employed by the Wysox and Standing Stone dress factories for several years. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Her main interest throughout life was her home and family. Surviving are her children and their spouses; Marlene and James Lamphere of Monroeton, Patricia and Joseph McKernan of North Towanda, Walter and Carol Putnam of Wysox, Michael Putnam of Ulster, Milo and Barbara Putnam of Wyalusing, Dale and Kathy Putnam of Wyalusing, Carol and William Carr of New Albany, Frances and Paul Allen of Weston, Pa., Paul Brown of Wyalusing, Dawn and Kevin Liddick of Rome, Pa., Darlene and Terry Vaow of Towanda RR 4; 37 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Madeline Tillotson of Leroy; a sister, Margaret Champion of Millerton, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a very close friend, Leon Brown of N. Towanda. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Edward Putnam in 1956; and two daughters, Beverly Ann Putnam in 1941, and Diane Marie Putnam McMannus in 1973. The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1994, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alan Hulslander, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will follow in Hilton Cemetery, Troy Twp., Pa. Friends who wish may direct memorials to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Brown’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
UPHAM Tressa - The funeral of Mrs. Tressa VanNoy, who died Sunday at Troy, where she had gone for the winter, will be held at the home of her son, Mr. F. P. VanNoy, Tuesday, afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Sears officiating. Burial in Hilton cemetery. TGR 1922
Jacob R. VANNOY b. 25 Dec 1842 served Company F, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry during Civil War m. 23 Oct 1866 (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania) Rosa J. Upham b. 13 Sept 1845 daughter of Leonard Upham and Caroline Loomis. Resided East Troy, Bradford County. Rosa d. 3 May 1891 (ts). Second wife, Terressa O. b. 1844 d. 1912 (ts) and Jacob d. 4 Feb 1913 (ts) Hilton Cemetery. (Bio from JKJ)
JAMES VANNOY age 70 of Troy, PA died on Thursday March 21, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on October 11, 1931 in Geneva, NY the son of the late Russell and Virginia (Fanning) VanNoy. James served with the US Army in Korea. He is survived by a son, David VanNoy of MD; stepson, Ron DeMent of VA; daughters, Genevieve VanNoy of GA, Sharon Neighoff of MD, Dawn Hanson of UT; stepdaughter, Lynne DeMent of MD; sister, Barbara VanNoy of NY and two grandchildren. He is also survived by a special friend, Joyce Jesmore of Elmira, NY. A memorial service will be held March 26 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be at the Hilton Cemetery in West Burlington, PA.
Jefferson VANNOY b. 1838 served Company G, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, during Civil War, m. Sarah E. Bloom b. 1847. Jefferson d. 1905 and Sarah d. 1925 buried Hilton Cemetery. (Bio from JKJ)
John J. VANNOY b. 14 Sept 1834, teacher and farmer, removed to Columbia Township from Wells, m. Sept 1861 Harriet R. Baker b. 2 Nov 1841 daughter of Isaac Baker and Susan Shepard. Harriet was raised by her aunt Mehitable Shepard wife of George Kymer after the death of her mother and was enumerated in Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York in 1850 in the household of George Kymer and Mehitable Shepard. The Vannoys removed in 1870 to West Burlington, Bradford County. Harriet d. 18 Nov 1883. John m. Oct 1885 (2) Miriam Kymer b. 1828 daughter of George Kymer and Mehitable Shepard. John d. 30 Mar 1895 buried with Harriet in Hilton Cemetery. Miriam d. 1909 buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania with her father. (Bio from JKJ)
VanNOY Milton - Local News) Milton VanNoy of Bailey Corners, who was taken to the Robert Packer hospital last week looking to an operation when he should be in better condition to withstand the strain, died suddenly Saturday morning. He was 68, and for several years had been a director of the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was an upright man with many friends. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Bailey Corners. His wife survives, and six sons—DeWitt, near Canandaigua, N.Y.; Charles of West Burlington, Earl of Alba, and Edwin, Lawrence and Carroll at home. William and George VanNoy are brothers, and Mrs. Fordyce Barnes and Mrs. I. A. Rockwell sisters of the deceased. The funeral at the home on Tuesday afternoon was very largely attended. The Rev. Bryan of Alba, officiated. Interment was in the Hilton cemetery. TGR 1922
VANNOY -Rossa L. Ross. age 87. of Horseheads. formerly of West Burlington, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 1979 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira. She was born May 13, 1892 in East Troy, the daughter of Fred and Emma Young VanNoy. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Horseheads Church of Christ. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Mike (Betty) Fitzgerald of Canadaigua, N.Y. and Mrs. Afton Bernice) Chamberlain of Wellsburg RD 2; sons, Howard Bristol of Jackson, Tenn., RichardBristol of Troy RD 3 and Stuart Bristol of Troy RD 2; brother, Percy VanNoy of Coral Springs, la.; stepson, Arthur Ross of Elmira; stepdaughter, Lucille Allison of Washington, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Al Neal, minister, officiating. Burial was in the Hilton Cemetery.
Russell T. VANNOY, 86, of Troy, PA died August 20, 1995 at
home. He was born December 9, 1908 in Burlington, PA, the son of William
and Sarah Darrow VanNoy. He was a member of the Troy Methodist Church
where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was a charter member of Troy
Lions Club where he received the Lions Club’s Melvin Jones Fellow Award.
A veteran of WW II, VanNoy was a charter member of the troy American Legion,
Troy VFW and a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge and the Williamsport
Consistory. He was employed with the Troy acme Markets for over 30 years
and was a manager for many years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years,
Virginia F.; son, James E. VanNoy of Troy, PA; daughter , Dr. Barbara VanNoy of
Syracuse, NY; daughter-in-law, Marcy VanNoy; grandchildren, David VanNoy and
wife Pat of Clarksville, MD, Genny VanNoy of Troy, Lynne DeMent of Silver
Springs, MD, Captain Ron DeMent of Rt. Ruckers, AL, Sharon Neighof of Columbia,
ND, Dawn Hansen of Utah; two great-grandchildren, Mellisa and David VanNoy
Jr. Memorial services will be held at the Troy Methodist Church Saturday,
September 2 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Guy Camp officiating and burial to be in
Hilton Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in
Troy. Memorial donations may be directed to the Troy Methodist Church,
Troy, PA 16947 or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Towanda, PA 18848.
“Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, August 24, 1995
WILLIAM C. VOEGTLEN
William C. Voegtlen, age 61, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died on Sunday, January 7, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born on April 6, 1939 in Lebanon, NJ, a son of the late Robert S. and Rhoda (Felter) Voegtlen. Bill was a life long dairy farmer who enjoyed all aspects of farming. He was a member of the Church of the New Covenant in Mansfield, PA. Bill was a member and president of the Bradford County Farmers Union. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet B. (Hendry) Voegtlen, at home; sons, Timothy (Janis) Voegtlen of Troy, PA, Kenneth (Sandra) Voegtlen of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; daughters, Valerie (Eric) Brannaka of Quakertown, PA, Laura (Larry) Finnerty of LeRoy, PA; 13 grandchildren; brother, Robert (Brigetta) Voegtlen of Lancaster, PA; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were held January 10 (1 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Kevin Garman, Church of the New Covenant, Mansfield, officiating and interment to be in Hilton Cemetery, East Troy, PA.
WARD - Mrs. Martha Ward Darrow, aged 87 of Troy, widow of Lloyd A Darrow, died Wednesday, March 15, after a long illness. Mrs. Darrow was the daughter of James and Mary Seeley Ward and lived in Fairview, West Burlington Township, for most of her life. For the past few years she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Haight, in Troy. Mrs. Darrow was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church and was very active in community affairs as long as her health permitted. In addition to Mrs. Haight, she is survived by another daughter, Myrtle, who is Mrs. Harold Kilmer, Sr., of Towanda RD 2; five sons, Cyril of Shavertown, Pa., Leon and Marvin of Fairview, Henry of Sayre and Myron of Fassett; a brother, Milton Ward, of Troy; 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Rev. Ernest Butterfield will officiate and interment will be in Hilton cemetery.
WARD, ROBERT L., Services for Robert L. Ward, 60, of Troy, RD3, were held June 29, at the East Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Interment was in the Hilton Cemetery. Mr. Ward died June 25, 1984 at his home. He was born June 29, 1923, the son of Leon and Phoebe Ward. He was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and employed by the Troy Post Office for 30 years. He delivered mail for 26 years on the Troy, RD1 mail route and received a 25-year safe driving award in 1983 from the post office. He was a former member of the Troy Lions Club, a veteran of World War II, a member of Troy American Legion Post 49. Mr. Ward is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rowena Mingos Ward; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gayle) Hawley, Ulster; Mrs. Lou (Roxanne) Atkinson, Morris Run; Gloria Ward, Alba and Mrs. Wayne (Rhonda) Carter, Hendersonville, Tn.; mother, Phoebe Ward Miller, Troy; sister, Doris Horning, Towanda; brother, Floyd, Canton; seven grandchildren; four step grandsons and 12 nieces and nephews. Memorials may be directed to the Hilton Cemetery, in care of Rowena Ward, Troy, RD3, 16947. (TGR July 5, 1984)
ROBERT L. WARD, 60 of Troy RD 3 died Monday, June 25, 1984 at home. He was born June 29, 1923 the son of Leon and Phoebe Ward. Mr. Ward was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and was employed by the Troy Post Office for 30 years. He delivered mail for 26 years on the Troy RD 1 mail route and received a 25-year safe driving award in 1983 from the post office. Robert was a former member of the Troy Lions Club, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Troy VFW Post 8765 and a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing and playing softball. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rowena Mingos Ward; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gayle) Hawley of Ulster RD 2, Mrs. Lou (Roxanne) Atkinson of Morris Run, Pa., Gloria Ward of Alba and Mrs. Wayne (Rhonda) Carter of Hendersonville, Tn.; mother, Phoebe Ward Miller of Troy; sister, Doris Horning of Towanda; brother, Floyd Ward of Canton; granddaughters, Wendy and Kimberley Williams, Jill and Angela Vought, Jennifer Atkinson; grandsons, Timothy Atkinson, Lennon Carter; four step-grandsons, Jeff, Scott, Brian and Greg Hawley; 12 nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the East Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial will be at the Hilton Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Hilton Cemetery in care of Rowena Card, Troy, RD3. –Towanda Daily Review
WARD - Ward children drowned at Montour Falls. When Guy Ward died at West Burlington three or four years ago, he left a wife and three children. In time Mrs. Ward went to Montour Falls, NY, and little Laura, aged perhaps 10, came here to make her home with her aunt, Mrs. Julia Smith, of Elmira street. A bright, winsome child, she soon made her way to the heart of her widowed aunt and all who knew her. Last Sunday morning (Dec. 1905) she went to Montour Falls to be with her mother and brother for Christmas. Her aunt had word of her safe arrival and rejoiced in the good time her ward was having until today a message came bearing the crushing news of the little girl's death by drowning. Full particulars are not at hand, but it appears that Laura and her brother, were sliding on some ice over deep water, when both broke through and were drowned before anyone could reach them. Mother, aunt, the one surviving child of the little family, and their friends, are completely crushed by the double affliction. The bodies, it is understood, have been recovered, and will probably be brought here for burial. Brother was Cecil Ward. Both are buried in Hilton Cemetery.
WELCH Irvine Alton Welch, age 83, of West Burlington Township, Pa., died Thursday, July 3, 2008, with his loving family at his side. Services will be private and Alton will be laid to rest in Hilton Cemetery. Alton was born June 9, 1925, in Sayre, Pa., son of the late Horace and Harriet Rockwell Welch. He was a graduate of Troy High School and dedicated his life to farming his land. He also was retired from Masonite in Towanda, Pa., following 25 years of service, where he worked as a dock boss and fork lift operator. His memberships included the West Burlington United Methodist Church, the Grange (past member) and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1357 in Towanda. His many interests included farming, fishing, playing softball and a good card game. Survivors include his loving wife, Edna J. (Ford) Welch of West Burlington, Pa.; his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Elaine Welch of BelAir, Md.; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Donna Joiner of Troy, Pa., Alan and Sharon Joiner of Troy, Bryan and Sharon Joiner of Troy, and Kevin Joiner of East Liverpool, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Marilyn Welch of Springfield, Pa.; a grandson, Benjamin Welch; step-grandchildren Lori Joiner, James Joiner, Andrew Joiner, Daniel Joiner, Brandon Joiner, William and Melissa Dixon, and Walter Dixon; special grandsons, Eric DiAgosta and Chris DiAgosta; eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lois Welch of Canton, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gordon and Kay Ford of Towanda, Robert and Eleanor Kisner, Harold and Lucelia Trexler, and Esther Finnerty; special friends, Francis, Maxine and John Robinson, Alice Sampson, and Carl and Theresa Heasley; and several nieces and nephews. His parents, son Wayne Alton Welch and brother Richard Welch predeceased Alton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. 16947. Submitted by RKW. Towanda Daily Review
RICHARD ‘DICK’ L. WELCH, age 86, of Troy, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born in West Burlington on Aug. 11, 1918, the son of the late Horace and Mary (Harriet) Welch. Richard operated a dairy farm in West Burlington for many years. He then worked for Eureka, then for Swayze Folding Box, in Canton, until retiring in 1983. He was a life member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church and a member of the Sunday school. He was truly, a dedicated church member. He was also a member of the Union Grange of West Burlington No. 5155 for 70 years. In his younger days, Richard enjoyed playing baseball and hunting. He also enjoyed bowling and playing cards with family and friends. Richard is survived by his wife Lois V. (Long) Welch; daughters, Sharon (Lloyd) Wood of Erin, N.Y., Debbie Crespi of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sons, Rick (Mary Frances “Fran”) Welch of Troy, Randy Welch of Crown Point, Ind.; grandchildren, Karen and Dan Burkitt of Cornell, Ill., Dana Gaither of Bloomington, Ill., Alicia and John Swartz of Carrolton, Va., Jeffery and Cristina Warren of Lansdale, Pa., Amanda and John O’Connor of Canton, Kimberly Welch of Wheeling, W.Va., Randi Elizabeth Welch of Aurora, Ill., Michael Welch of Crown Point, Ind.; six great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; David and Lana Darrow of Lakeland, Fla., John and Jeanne Darrow of Harrison, Tenn., Jean and Clyde Buchanan of State Line, Pa.; nine step-grandchildren and 13 step great-grandchildren; brothers, Alton (Jane) Welch of Troy, Merle (Marilyn) Welch of Columbia Cross Roads; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the West Burlington United Methodist Church, West Burlington from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. A memorial service will be held at the church immediately following visitation, with the Reverend Francis Montgomery officiating. Interment will be in Hilton Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made in Richard’s memory to the West Burlington United Methodist Church c/o Carol Rockwell, RR 2, Troy, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
WELLER Benjamin H-Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 2 (1949) at 2 pm. in the Morse Funeral Home, Canton. The Rev. Paul Dale of West Franklin officiated. Burial was in the Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington. The pallbearers were Howard Schanbacher, Henry Borden, Grover Jennings, Fred McNeal, George Schultz and Paul McNeal. Mr. Weller was born June 20, 1865, the only son of L T and Jane Dunham Weller, near Greens Landing and moved to East Troy when very young. He married Mary Grant of Ithaca, NY. After her death in 1935, he made his home with his son, Harry Weller of LeRoy and Franklindale. Mr. Weller was engaged in farming for many years near East Troy and was a Troy Township for many years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. George Baxter of Elmira; one son Harry Weller of Franklindale; two grandchildren, Ralph, Mansfield and Mrs. Lynn Pelton of Elmira. Several nieces and nephews. He died Thursday, Dec 30 at the home of Harry Weller, Franklindale after a short illness.
L. T. WELLER Passes Away.
Mr. L. T. Weller for many years a respected, widely-known resident of East Troy, died at his home last Sunday after four years of failing health. Lelander T. Weller was born in the town of Vestal, Broome county, N. Y., 81 years ago last Sept. 9th. There were nine children in the family. While he was still young his parents moved to Athens where he grew to manhood. About 1870 began his residence near East Troy which continued until his death. He was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of the Baptist church and a Past Grand of Hector Lodge of Odd Fellows of East Troy. For many years he was the Treasurer of the Bradford County Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company. His life record in that of an upright, useful citizen. He married Jane Dunham of Chemung County, N. Y. who survives him with three children—Mrs. Ida Sadler of Elmira; Benj. H. Weller of East Troy, and Mrs. George W. Baxter of Elmira. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. C. L. Terrill officiating and interment was in the Hilton Cemetery. TGR 1918
WOLESLAGLE Helen W. Wrisley
age 93, formerly of Fassett, PA and Coryland, PA, went to meet her Lord and Master Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington, PA. Helen was born March 4, 1919 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Guy B. and Lottie B. (Ellis) Woleslagle. She was married 59 years to her late husband, Elwyn G. Wrisley, who died in 2001. Helen was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She worked at Beechys Greenhouse a short time and at Rosenbalms doing alterations. Helen was a member of the Baptist Church serving on many committees; a Sunday School Teacher in the Troy Baptist Church; served on A.B.W., and held many offices in the church. She was a member and held offices in the Grange, and most recently was a member of the Coryland Church. Helen is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale E. and Linda Wrisley of Hot Springs, AR, David A. and Debbie Wrisley of Grahm, TX; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Donald Grabowski of Tioga, PA, Geraldine and Barry Saunders of Canton, PA; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a sister, Doris Haven of Troy, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Elwyn; two brothers, Albert and Ellis Woleslagle; two sisters, Sarah Shaffer and Mary Ella Lyons; 1 great grandson. A memorial service will be held at the Fassett Baptist Church on January 26 th at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Rte. 14, Gillett,PA 16925. Burial will be in Hilton Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – January 22, 2013
WYNKOOP –MRS. ADA WYNKOOP ROCKWELL - (May 12, 1923) wife of Joseph R. Rockwell, died Saturday at her home in West Burlington following an illness of six weeks. She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. Alice Rockwell of West Burlington, three brothers, J. Sayer, Philip H. and Joseph F. Wynkoop of Chemung. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. (Buried Hilton Cemetery, Troy Twp.)
CODEY M. YOUNG, 7, of Canton died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1995 at Mercy Northeast Hospital in Scranton. He had been a resident of St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton since he was 10 months old. Codey was born Aug. 15, 1978 in Sayre a son of Michael J. Navone and Dorothy (Terri) Young Buck. Survivors include, in addition to his parents, three brothers; Justin Young, Deyllyn Heasley and Brent Heasley, all of Bentley Creek; his paternal grandparents, Edward and Sandra Navone of Canton RR 2; his maternal grandmother, Eva Kinner of Pine Valley, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Duane Jacob Buck on Jan. 20, 1991. Friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Morris officiating. Interment will be in Hilton Cemetery, West. Burlington. –Towanda Daily Review
? O'CONNOR Matilda - Local News) Mrs. Matilda O’Connor, 63 years old died July 6th at West Burlington, leaving a daughter in New York state interment was at the Hilton cemetery. 1919
? - Mrs. [Myra] W H Reynolds –(1923) died Friday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Harry Greenough in Cleveland, Ohio. Death was due to uremic
poisoning. She was 73 years old and is survived by her husband, Mrs. [Clara]
Greenough and a son, C O Reynolds of Elmira. The remains were brought to Troy
and the funeral was held at the Baptist church at 12:30 on Tuesday. The Rev. N
Johnstone officiating and interment was in Hilton Cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds who
was formerly Mrs. Chas Patterson resided in Troy about twenty years ago.
[Note - buried as Myra Patterson with Charles F. Patterson]