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AUMICK – Mrs. Dora A. Leonard -(1909) wife of Benjamin P. Leonard of Leona, who died April 15th, had just completed the 40th year of her life. She was born March 13, 1869, and was married May 30, 1889. She leaves behind an inconsolable husband and three children-two sons and a daughter. Her serious illness lasted about three weeks and baffled medical skill. Assured of her approaching end, though at the last suffering greatly, she met death with courage and fortitude, calmly bade farewell to those about her and passed peacefully away. Mrs. Leonard was a faithful wife, and devoted mother. She was buried on Good Friday in the beautiful little cemetery on the Leonard farm, the Rev. Mr. Stidd at her own request preaching her funeral sermon. [Tioga County, NY Newspaper Abstracts = 1889 12 June, married, Aumick, Dora of Troy, PA and Benjamin P. Leonard of Leona, PA, at Wellsburg NY, on May 30th.]
HAROLD BAILEY. Sad is the death of Harold Bailey, the 10 years old son of Roy and Frances Stanton Bailey of Troy, who died at the Packer hospital at Sayre on May 19, 1916, death being due to an injury received a few days previous. He was a bright and winsome child and a favorite with everyone who knew him. Beside his grief-stricken parents he survived are a brother and sister; also his devout grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stanton of Burlington, and Mrs. Nathan Bailey of Leona, at whose home the funeral was held Monday afternoon, May 22, and which was largely attended. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Rev. R. E. Brague officiated. The pallbearers were six of his classmates. He was tenderly laid to rest in the Leonard cemetery.
BAILEY –JULIA BAILEY PORTER –Aged 39 years, died in her Elmira home on Thursday, October 27th, 1927, after an illness of some months. She is survived by her husband, Charles Porter, of Elmira, two sons – Theodore R. Clark, of Troy, and William C. Clark, of Swartwood, N.Y. Among other survivors are/ her mother, Mrs. Nathan Bailey, of Leona, five sisters – Mrs. Clarence Burdette, of East Smithfield, Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, of …., Mrs. Ruth Musselman, of Harrisburg and Leona, Mrs. S. D. Smith and Mrs. Ray, of Springfield, Roberto of New York, George, of Hartsville, Pa., eight brothers- Calvin, Hervey and Philip, of Columbia Cross Roads, Hugh, of Collinswood, N.J., and Lee, of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Nathan Bailey, in Leona, the Rev. Owen Barrett officiating and burial was in the Leonard Cemetery.
BAILEY -LYDIA BALDWIN. Wife of Thomas Baldwin, Leona died in her home there last evening, Wednesday, November 5, 1941, after several months of failing health. She was born in Leona on October 20, 1892, the daughter of Nathan and Sophronia Leonard Bailey. She was a member of the Leona Methodist Church. Besides her husband, Mrs. Baldwin is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward Jenkins and Mrs. Robert Thorp, both of Leona; one son, Robert Baldwin, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Simon Smith, Harrisburg, Pa. and the following brothers, Hervey and Roy Bailey, Springfield; Alvin Bailey, Leona, N.Y.; George Bailey of Wetona; Philip Bailey, Athens; Robert Bailey, Tuxedo, N.Y. The funeral will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon from the home. Rev. Owen Barrett, East Smithfield, assisted by Rev. Ernest Devine, E. Troy will officiate. Burial arrangements are incomplete, as we go to press –Troy Gazette-Register. (Buried Leonard Cemetery, Leona)
ROBERT BAILEY, 80, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 2, died June 17, 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Bailey was born September 11, 1904 in Leona, PA, the son of Nathan and Sophrona Leonard Bailey. He was a member of the Tuxedo United Methodist Church in Tuxedo Park, NY and a member and past master of the Lorillard Lodge Number 858 FUAM in Tuxedo, NY. He owned a Sunoco station for many years in Sloatsburg, NY. Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Virginia Bailey; step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Mullins of North Fort Meyers, FL, Mrs. Carmine (Grace) DeSimone of Waterboro, ME, Mrs. Harry (Carol) Torchio, Pine Bush, NY; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Loretta Smith, Panama City, Fl; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Mr. Bailey was held by members of the Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 206, F&AM at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 19. The funeral was at the home on June 20 with the Rev. James Crupi officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leona. –Troy Gazette-Register.
BAILEY –MRS. GEORGE J. DEBARBIERI, 41, of Arlington, VA., died in an automobile accident at Reidsville, N.C. Sept. 14, 1941. She leaves her husband, George J. DeBarbieri; six brothers; Herbie, Roy, Alfred, George, Philip and Albert Bailey, all of Springfield, PA; two sisters, Mrs. F. D. Smith of Springfield, Pa. and Mrs. Thomas Baldwin of Leona, Pa. The body will be removed today from the Soper funeral home, Troy, Pa., to the home of Thomas Baldwin, Leona, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. O. N. Barrett of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery. (Ruth Bailey, Parents Nathan and Sophronia Leonard Bailey, born April 27, 1901)
BALDWIN –DOROTHY E. JENKINS, 85, of Leona died of Friday, June 29, 2001, at her home. She was born on Oct. 1, 1915, in Leona, a daughter of Thomas and Lydia Bailey Baldwin. Dorothy was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family. She was a former member of the Rebekakahs, “39ers” and Leona Methodist Church. Dorothy was also a seamstress who enjoyed her garden, canning and flowers. Dorothy is survived b her husband of 67 years. Edward “Mike” Jenkins; sons, Thomas (Patricia) Jenkins of North Orwell, Richard (Georgia) Jenkins of East Troy, James (Jean) Jenkins of Leona and M. Steven (Carol) Jenkins of Springfield; daughters, Doris (Lou) Morgan of Allegheny, N.Y. and Janet (Max) Morgan of Gillett RR; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, N. Lucile Thorp; and a brother; Robert “Bud” Baldwin. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Monday, July 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 3, from noon to 1 p.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Barrett officiating. Interment will be in Leonard Salisbury Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa., the Area Agency of Aging, Towanda, Pa. or the Leona Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review.
BALDWIN, Nellie “Lucille” (Baldwin) Thorp, age 78, died Sunday, December 2, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born April 9, 1919 in Leona, PA, the daughter of Thomas S. and Lydia (Bailey) Baldwin. Lucille was a member of the Leona United Methodist Church. She was an avid supporter of the Big Pond Lions Club for whom she made afghans which were raffled for fund raisers. Lucille was also a member of the 39’ers Club of Big Pond. Lucille is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Frank “Bing” (Michelle) Thorp of Athens, PA, Scott (Carlene) Thorpe of Chemung, NY and Todd (Deirdre) Thorp of Allentown, PA; daughters and sons-in-law Mrs. Sallie (Ozzie) Guthrie of Springfield, PA, Mrs. Betty Lou (Don) Harkness of Gillett, PA and Mrs. Jean (Barry) Brobst of Pittsburgh, PA; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Jenkins of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert F. Thorp, who died March 25, 1981; and brother, Robert Baldwin. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 1:00 pm at the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Leona Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home of Troy. Memorial contributions may be made in c/o Leona Evergreen Cemetery Assoc. RR 2, Box 311A, Troy, PA 16947 or the Big Pond Lions Club, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.
Wheatley, Elizabeth Ball- 81 of Troy RD 3 died yesterday at the home of her brother-in-law, Burt Megie, of Troy (June 1963) She is survived by a step-daughter Mrs. Earl Hazard of Romulus, NY; two step-sons, Max of Colorado Springs and Thomas of Sayre; a nephew Joseph Breese of Towanda. Private funeral services will be held at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Saturday at 2 o’clock with Rev. Horace Pittman officiating. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery, Leona. (Daily Review June 1963)
BALL Joseph A
The Late Joseph A. Ball of East Troy - Joseph A. Ball was born in Painted Post, N. Y., June 9, 1837, a son of Chauncey and Eliza (Burst) Ball and died at his home in East Troy, Sept. 20th, 1912. Mr. Ball settled in Troy township about 1841. He was the oldest son of eight children and the only survivor. He was educated in the common schools and in troy Academy. After attaining his majority he engaged in farming. In May, 1861, he enlisted at the age of 23 years at Corning, N. Y., as Corporal under Capt. Todd, in Co. D., 23d N. Y. Volunteers and participated in the battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam, losing his right arm in the last battle. He was honorably discharged in 1862, returning home and from 1875 to 1885 was engaged in the general merchandise business at East Troy. January 28, 1863, he married Emma A., daughter of Carlton H. and Naomia (Smith) Campbell of Springfield, this county. Five children were born to them: Fred Ashley, deceased, Adah, Mrs. H. Kent Bresee of Towanda, Myra, Mrs. Burtis Megie, Pisgah, Elizabeth at home and J. Willis of Chicago, Ill., and one grandson, Joseph William Bresee. Mr. Ball was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also a charter member of Hector Lodge, No. 166, I. O. O. F., of East Troy, and a member of Gustin Post, G. A. R., of Troy. He was one of the founders of the Republican party and always remained faithful to his choice. Mr. Ball was highly esteemed by his friends and acquaintances. He was a man closely attached to his home and family, and his daughters and son feel that they have sustained an irreparable loss. He was a great sufferer for several years and was lovingly cared for by his daughter at home. His funeral was largely attended Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church and was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. W. H. S. Loller, of Odessa, N. Y. He was laid to rest in the family plot in the Leonard cemetery at Leona, by the side of his wife who preceded him five years ago. The pall bearers were members of the orders he highly esteemed. The relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Amelia Orr and Mrs. J. W. Boist of Painted Post, N. Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Hillerman, Reading Centre, N. Y., Mrs. L. M. Tobey and Bertha Campbell, Mr. F. E. Campbell, Elmira, N. Y., Fred O. LaMont, Towanda, Pa., Mrs. May McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parke, Troy, Pa. TGR 1912
BOURDETTE –F. EVELYN GUTHRIE, 93 years of age, from Springfield, died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002. Born Feb. 28, 1909, in East Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Zeita Bailey Bourdette. Evelyn attended the East Smithfield School until 1924. She graduated from Athens High School in the class of 1925. She attended Mansfield State College, graduating in the class of 1926 as a kindergarten teacher. She taught in the Leona School for two years, where she met and married her late husband, Lewis Guthrie in 1929. There they lived and raised their three sons. Evelyn had many accomplishments through the years. She was judge of elections in Springfield Township for well over 50 years, served as secretary of the Troy Senior Citizens from 1980 until 1995, was a member of the Springfield Estelle Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years and currently belonged to the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge in East Troy. She served as past noble grand and past district deputy president, KLAMP. She did the baking and cooking at the East Troy Diner until it closed. She then went to the White Tavern in Alba until it burned in 1982, after which she retired. In July of 1980, she was inducted into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame. Evelyn was a member of the Leona United Methodist Church. Surviving are her sons, Kenneth (Edna) Guthrie, Thomas (Cheryl) Guthrie and Clarence “Ozzie” (Sally) Guthrie; a sister; Polly Mangus of Burdette, N.Y.; grandchildren, Aaron (Karen) Guthrie of Litchfield, Karen (Joe) Zug of West Chester, PA., LuAnn (Dave) Sakers of Canton, Terri (Jim) Madigan of Luthers Mills, and Greg Guthrie and Kelly Guthrie of Springfield; great-grandchildren; Clayton and Jacob Zug, Alyssa and Kendra Guthrie, Nicholas Sakers, Dr. Jason Madigan and Bryon Madigan; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis in 1987; a brother, Clarence Bourdette; a sister; Anna Searfoss; and two nephews Joseph Searfoss and Harold Searfoss. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Evelyn’s memory may be directed to the Leona United Methodist Church, in care of Sally Guthrie, RR2, Box 269, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Leona. –Towanda Daily Review. (This is an alternate name for the Leonard Cemetery - apparently - It drives us to distraction the variety of alternate names that are used for our local cemeteries - trying to locate our obits on the right pages.)
CREDIFORD - Mrs Mary L. Guthrie died at her home in Leona, Sunday evening, after a four weeks illness ' She is survived by one daughter, Mrs May Hooker of Troy; two sons, Mark of Leona and Claude of Elmira; one brother, E.O. Crediford of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs Wolcott, Mrs Rose Harkness and Alice Crediford.
CREDIFORD - Mrs. Mary Guthrie died last Sunday night at her home in Leona at the advanced age of 73 years. Born in Jackson township, Tioga county, Mrs. Guthrie came in early life to Leona where she had since resided, respected and loved by neighbors and acquaintances. Her husband, Byron Guthrie died some years ago. Three children survive—Mrs. Porter Hooker of Troy, Mark Guthrie of Leona, and Claude Guthrie of Elmira. The funeral was held on Thursday at Leona, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin of Troy, officiating. TGR 1914
GARRISON - Death of Louis Garrison. Louis Garrison died at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday morning last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Miller at Greenes Landing at the age of 82 years. He was a resident of Leona but came there with his wife last fall to spend the winter with relatives. The cause of his death was advanced age. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and one son, Mrs. Miller, Greenes Landing, Mrs. F. Pierce and Mrs. Ezra Baxter, Troy; and Mrs. J. Blish, Delaware county, N.Y., and Chas. Garrison, Illinois. A short prayer service was held at the house Thursday morning, after which the body was taken to Leona, where further services were held, and interment in the Leonard cemetery. TGR 1902
MARK O. GUTHRIE. Well-known Leona man died Monday evening June 16, 1941 at 11:20 o’clock at the age of 79 years. He is survived by two sons, Lewis M., at home, and Jesse B., Elmira. Five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m., E.B.T. in the Leona church with burial in the Leonard Cemetery. Rev. J. Foster Hamilton will officiate.
HERSOR Lillian G. BALDWIN of Towson, MD, died February 18, 1997 in Towson. She was born March 16, 1914 in Rochester, NH Orphaned at a young age, she was raised by Mr. and Mrs. John Marburger of Maryland. She had a brother who died as a young man in an accident. Lil was married to the late Robert “Bud” Baldwin of Troy, PA on September 5, 1942 in Baltimore, MD. Bud and Lil “Shang” moved back to Bud’s hometown, Troy, after his retirement. Lil enjoyed visiting with sally Guthrie, betty Slingerland, Helen Dewey, Floss Wallace and many other friends. She is survived by her children, Robert, John Barbara and Thomas; six grandchildren and four great=grandchildren; in-laws, Lucile Thorp, Mike and Dorothy Jenkins, all of Columbia Cross Roads; several cousins in NH. Arrangements were by the Henry W. Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home in Baltimore, MD and the Vickery Funeral Home in troy. Graveside services were held February 22 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Leona, PA with the rev. James Barrett officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery, c/o Dorothy Jenkins, RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, NY Thursday, February 27, 1997
MICHAEL STEVEN ‘STEVE’ JENKINS SR., 58, Columbia Cross Roads, RR #2 (Smithfield Township), PA died July 20, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born September 2, 1947 in Troy he was the son of Edward C. “Mike” Jenkins and the late Dorothy Baldwin Jenkins. He was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1965. On October 15, 1966, he married the former Carol Avery in Springfield, PA. He owned and operated Car-Eve Acres Farm for many years and also drove truck for area transport companies until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Mr. Jenkins loved spending time with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, raising and caring for his animals and NASCAR races. He will be remembered by his family and many good friends for his outgoing congenial personality. He loved to visit with people and always had time for others. Surviving are his wife of nearly 40 years, Carol Avery Jenkins at home; father, Edward Jenkins, Springfield; three children, Michael Steven “Mike” Jenkins Jr. and his wife, Barbara Benjamin Jenkins of Towanda, William Andrew “Andy” Jenkins, Springfield, Agela Michelle “Angie” Deming and her husband, Jesse Deming, Tioga, PA; grandchildren, Reba, Payton and Austin Deming and Benjamin and Alisa Jenkins; brothers, Thomas Jenkins and his wife Pat Jenkins, Rome, Richard Jenkins and his wife, Georgia Jenkins, East Troy and James Jenkins Springfield; sisters, Doris Morgan and husband, Lou Morgan, Allegany, NY and Janet Morgan and husband, Max Morgan, Gillett; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and very close friends Butch and Corky Harkness and Doug and Helen Leiby. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Baldwin Jenkins in June 2001. The funeral service was held July 24 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the Rev. William Lusk, pastor of the Leona United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Leonard Salisbury Evergreen Cemetery, Springfield Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2401 PA Ave., Philadelphia, PA in Michael Steven “Steve” Jenkins Sr.’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
NATHAN KENYON- Died in Springfield (May 17, 1872) of general debility aged 75. (Buried Leonard Cemetery, Leona)
KENYON - W. L. Kenyon.
Welcom Lafayette Kenyon passed to his reward on May 19. He was born on his farm in Springfield and lived there all his days. In 1860 he joined the Baptist church of that town and a few years later he joined his membership to the First Baptist church of Troy, where he remained a constant member till his departure for our midst. In 1872 he was married to Esther Barrett, daughter of John and Caroline Barrett. The deceased was a son of Nathan and Hope Kenyon who together passed their lives on the old homestead. Welcom L. Kenyon’s life was one of quiet and unobtrusive character. He enjoyed his religion to the full and when the summons to depart came he met it with pleasure, though he was scarcely ever free from pain during the last few years of his live, yet he always had a bright and cheery word for those about him. For some time before his death he had been unable to work through weakness. His noble companion and loyal sons watched him with constant care to the last. The funeral was conducted by Rev. T. A. Hughes pastor of the First Baptist church, Troy, at the home of the deceased and the interment was at the Leonard Cemetery, Leona. TGR 1902
DAVID D. KIER, 63, died at his home, (Leona, Pa.) early Thursday, Mary 21, 1935. Surviving are three sons, David Jr., Arthur z. and Lynn B. all of Leona; five brothers, John of Illinois, Adam of East Smithfield, Robert of Leona and Thomas and C. M. Kier of Ulster; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Mars. Agnes Phillips and Mrs. Luther Phillips, all of Rome, Pa.; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Z. Y. Bailey, who resided at the Kier home. The funeral will be conducted at the home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. Floyd Guiles of the East Troy Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.
KINYON - Theodore Leonard Kinyon - (1912) died suddenly at his home near Troy Friday morning, April 5, 1912. He was born on the farm on which he died November 19, 1838, making him 73 years, 4 months and 16 days old at the time of his death. In early life he joined the Baptist church. He was an earnest and faithful Christian, always ready to do more than his part financially and to do anything right to promote brotherly love and build up the cause of God. Mr. Kinyon was a member of the Order of Odd Fellow for over forty years. He was twice married, his first wife living only a little over a year. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles at home and Austin L on an adjoining farm, and one daughter, Mrs. Adelia K Stanton, of Troy, and an elder sister, Mrs. Amelia A Haven of Westfield, Pa. He was the youngest of a family of seven children. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday at 1, the Rev. Hazelton officiating. Internment was in the Leonard Cemetery in Leona.
THEODORE LEONARD KINYON died very suddenly at his home near Troy Friday morning, April 5th, 1912. He was born on the farm on which he died November 19, 1838, making him 73 years, 4 months and 16 days old at the time of his death. In early life he joined the Baptist Church. He was an earnest and faithful Christian, always read to do more than his part financially and to do anything right to promote brotherly love and build up the cause of God. A kind and indulgent parent and husband, a friend to all. He leaves to mourn his death beside his family a host of friends. Mr. Kinyon was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows for over forty years. He was twice married, his first wife living only a little over a year. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles, at home and Austin L. on an adjoining farm, and one daughter, Mrs. Adelia K. Stanton, of Troy and an elder sister, Mrs. Amelia A. Haven, of Westfield, Pa. He was the youngest of a family of seven children. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Hazelton officiating. Interment was in the Leonard Cemetery at Leona.
LEONARD - Austin Leonard - pioneer Jersey breeder of this county, winner of innumerable prizes on gilt edge butter, and long prominent in other ways, died last Friday morning at his home in Leona. He was born on the farm on which he died April 20th, 1842, one of six children of Lafayette and Polly Salisburg Leonard. He was graduated in 1862 from Mansfield Normal School on the board of trustees of which in later years he served a long time. Elsewhere and as principal of the public schools of Lock Haven he taught for a number of years. In 1882 he married Anna VanHorne of Sycamore Ill. Long a member of the official board of Leona M E Church, a Past Master of the Trojan Lodge of Masons, a charter member of Troy Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, a Director of the Grange National Bank of Troy since its organization and at an earlier period a prominent supporter of the Troy Farmers Club and its fairs. Mr. Leonard contributed in no small measure to the stable life of the community in which he lived. The end came from no particular disease after ten days only of confinement of his bed. He is survived by his widow and one son, Charles Leonard who has been associated with him in business since 1912. The funeral at 2 Sunday afternoon at the Leona Church was largely attended. The Rev. Sears, his pastor officiated. The committal services in Leonard Cemetery on the farm so long his home, was in charge of the Masons.
LEONARD - (Leona News) Mr. James R. Leonard, a highly respected resident of Leona, expired at his late home Monday morning at 8 o’clock. Mr. Leonard’s health had been very poorly for some time. He was born in Springfield township, October 16th, 1835. He leaves to mourn his loss two sisters, Mrs. N. R. Waston of Portland, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Hooker of Leona, and one brother Mr. George Leonard of Chatham, N. J. and a large number of friends. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church Thursday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Howard officiating. Interment will be in the Leonard cemetery.
LEONARD Lafayette - The death of Lafayette Leonard, at his residence, in Springfield township, on Sunday morning Sept. 29, 1889, takes from among us one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Bradford County. He was born in West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 10, 1909, and was brought by his father, Theodore Leonard, to the place where he died, when he was in infant and when the country was a howling wilderness. Through his long life he maintained a reputation for integerity and usefulness. He wronged no man, was good to the poor, was beloved of his neighbors, and died leaving behind no enemy. Mr. Leonard is the last member of the family of Theordore Leonard, who assisted in the organization of Bradford county. Up to the time of his fatal illness his faculities were unimpaired and his remarkably tenacious memory enabled him to recall vivid accuracy the early experiences of the pioneers of the northern counties of the State. His acquaintance with the men who have been most active and noted in local affairs, for the past 60 years, was extensive and a great store of interesting personal reminiscence is lost to us in his grave. He was buried on Tuesday in the burial ground on his own farm, sincerely mourned by all who knew him, the last member of an honest family. Troy Gazette. RHW. Towanda Republican Oct 10, 1889. (According to the obit for Austin Leonard, buried in the Leonard Family cemetery in Springfield, Lafayette Leonard was the son of Theodore and Polly Salisburg Leonard)
LEONARD BENJAMIN P.
Local News) Announcement of the death of Benjamin P. Leonard of Leona, last Friday came as a surprise to his many friends and acquaintances, few of whom knew of his illness. Mr. Leonard was about as usual on Sunday. During the night he had an acute attack of heart trouble which later involved the stomach. One of his last wishes, expressed to those in attendance at his bedside, was that the Jersey heifer, “Dame Eaone” which he had given should bring the Red Cross a sum commensurate with his high regard for the organization.
LEONARD BENJAMIN P.(Leona News) On September 13th occurred the death of Benjmain P. Leonard, who was born February 11, 1844, on the farm from which he crossed the Great Divide. He was the son of Lafayette and Polly Leonard. He leaves a son, Max B., who is with the boys in France; a son Lloyd L., who has been accepted for service and is awaiting call; a daughter, Madge, and a brother, Austin Leonard. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Perkins of Troy. The out of town attendants were; Mrs. Robert Leonard of Trucksville, Mr. and Mrs. Addison English of Camptown; and Mr. George Leonard, formerly of Troy. TGR 1918
LEONARD JAMES R
(Leona News) Mr. James R. Leonard, a highly respected resident of Leona, expired at his late home Monday morning at 8 o’clock. Mr. Leonard’s health had been very poorly for some time. He was born in Springfield township, October 16th, 1835. He leaves to mourn his loss two sisters, Mrs. N. R. Waston of Portland, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Hooker of Leona, and one brother Mr. George Leonard of Chatham, N. J. and a large number of friends. The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church Thursday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Howard officiating. Interment will be in the Leonard cemetery.TGR 1918
LEONARD –SOPHRNIA BAILEY, Mrs. Sophronia Bailey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, in Leona Thursday morning at 8:33, age 72. The survivors are 10 children, Hervey Bailey and Roy Bailey of Springfield; Mrs. Clarence Bourdette of Smithfield; Mrs. Baldwin of Leona, Alvin Bailey of Lyons, N.Y.; George Bailey of Wetona; Mrs. S. D. Smith of Harrisburg; Mrs. George J. DeBarbieri of Washington; Philip Bailey of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Thirty-six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baldwin residence in Leona. Burial will be in Leonard cemetery and Rev. Floyd Guiles will officiate. (Parents Darius and Elsie Leonard, Born 1864, died 1937.)
STRONG - (East Troy News) Eugene, infant son of Harry Strong, died at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira, on Tuesday. It’s mother was Estella Salisbury Strong, who died in Florida a few months ago. The funeral was held at William Salisbury’s on Thursday, conducted by Rev. R. E. Brague. Interment in Leonard Cemetery, Leona.
VanHORNE - Anna VanHorne (Mrs. Austin) Leonard -Just a month after the death of her husband, Mrs. Austin Leonard expired Monday nigh at the Blossburg hospital, following an operation to which she submitted some time since. A native of Illinois, Mrs. Leonard had been a beloved resident of Leona for many years. An only son, Charles survives. The funeral was held at the home Thursday afternoon and interment was in the Leonard Cemetery.
WARD Leon- 50, of Troy died Thursday afternoon. Besides his wife, Mrs. Phoebe Kinney Ward, he is survived by two sons, Robert and Floyd, both of Troy; one daughter, Mrs. Jason Horning of Troy; mother, Mrs. Clarence Ward of Troy; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Morgridge and Mrs. Julia Brown, both of Troy and Mrs. Nellie Crance of Elmira; two brothers, John of Parksburg, W Va and Wilson of Troy; one grandson, Gary Horning and a granddaughter, Gayle Ward. The body is at the Soper Funeral home in Troy. The funeral will be at the Disciple Church in Troy Sunday at 2 pm. Rev. Howard Kinsinger will officiate, assisted by Rev. O D Young. Burial will be in LENNARD.
ZIEGLER - , Violet Z. Dittert, age 79, died June 28, 1997 in
Springfield Twp., RR 2, Troy, PA after a lengthy illness. She was born on
April 24, 1918 in West Philadelphia County, a daughter of George and Alice
Friffith Ziegler. She attended and graduated from West Philadelphia High
School. During WWII she was employed by National Cash Register. At
the age of 55, she attended nursing school and worked as an LPN at Taylor
Hospital in Ridley Park, PA. Mrs. Dittert was nicknamed “Pep” from
earliest childhood. Violet is survived by her husband of about 60 years,
Jim; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Sue and Rev. Mark Avens of Laurel, DE and
a grandchild, Amanda Joy; sister, Harriet Cummings of Lima, OH and Jane Bous of
Sarasota, FL; a brother, Charles Ziegler of Lima, OH. Funeral services
were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 3 (11 am) with the Rev.
John Thomson officiating and interment to be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leona, PA.