Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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J. H. CALKINS - (SRGP 11268)
During the years of his life in the boro he was a noted gardener. He could tickle the ground with his hoe and the earth would laugh and produce an abundance for him. In the years of his prime he was an enthusiastic Granger. He was a charter member of Sylvan Lodge, I.O.O.F., and kept up his membership through the forty years since it began. His home life was full of beauty and tenderness. Three sons and two daughters grew up in that home and until the death of the daughter, Edith – Mrs. F. P. Daugherty – a little over a year ago there had not been a break in the family. The funeral was held from the family home on Wednesday, Nov. 29th and there was a large attendance. The Odd Fellows formed a guard of honor and their ritual was used at the grave. Rev. A. G. Cameron conducted the service. The burial was in Oak Hill by the side of his daughter, Edith. His wife, four children, and seven grandchildren survive, also a brother who resides in Elmira.
LEO R. CAMP JR., 32, of Owego, N.Y., died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003. He is survived by his sons, Dylan L. Camp and Dalton L. Camp of California; father and step-mother, Leo and Deborah Camp of Owego; mother and step-father, Grace and Larry Schooley of Ulster, brothers and sisters, Daniel Camp of Waverly, N.Y., Kyle Schooley of Ulster, Pat and Lori Mosher of Owego, Mary and Daniel Godfrey of Owego, and Philip Shamone of Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Estey and Munroe Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. John Topolewski officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CAMPBELL Christine Campbell Clark - Mrs. Leon Clark died on Tuesday at Allentown, Pa., and her body was brought Wednesday to the home in this boro of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rumsey where funeral services were held at 2 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Johnstone officiating. Mrs. Clark was 20 years old. Her husband survives and two young children, a son and infant daughter, Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1919
CAMPBELL Freeman - (Local News) Mr. Freeman Campbell, an aged resident of this place, died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Susan Brown at Mountain Lake, where he was visiting. TGR 1922
JOHN F. CAMPBELL
Troy, Aug. 7 –John F. Campbell, 56, died at North Towanda at 3:30 a.m. today. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Oldroyd, two daughters, Mrs. Nora Branaka of Rutland, Pa. and Mrs. William Rundell of Athens, Pa. and seven grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at East Troy Baptist church. Burial in Oakhill Cemetery.
CARD Melinda [SRGP 07873] - Mrs. Daniel Bradford –Arthur Crittenden and family of Oswayo, Pa who came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Crittenden’s grandmother, Mrs. Daniel Bradford, spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Bradford. The funeral services of Mrs. Daniel Bradford were held at “Elmhurst,” the Bradford home, on Friday of last week. There was a large attendance of relatives, neighbors and friends. Mrs. Bradford was a woman greatly beloved by all who knew her. For long years she was a loving, consistent Christian woman, interested in her fellow men, and in the work of the kingdom. Although 85 years of age, until her last sickness, she was young, and interested in all the affairs of life. The interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy in the family plot. Mr. Bradford was married to Miss Melinda Card, a daughter of Robert Card, deceased, at that time a resident of Tioga county.
CARDWELL, Mary Virginia
PECK – About town as late as Saturday, her serious condition known to but few, Mrs. Peleg Peck passed suddenly away at 5 o’clock Wednesday morning at the William Erk home where she had roomed since she returned three weeks ago from a holiday visit to relatives in Philadelphia and Elmira. Mrs. Peck’s only child, Miss Ruth Peck, was called from the Beechwood school near Philadelphia on Tuesday and was with her at the last. Two brothers also survive. A great granddaughter on her mother’s side of the distinguished patriot and orator, Patrick Henry, Mary Virginia Cardwell was born at Clarksville, Va., July 5, 1848. The family came north after the war and she became a successful teacher. Her marriage to Mr. Peck brought her to Sylvania in 1878 and later to Troy which for about thirty years had been her home. TGR 1913 She was a valued member of the Presbyterian church of the missionary society, of the Progress Club and of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of which she was the local president. Her circle of acquaintances and friends was very large. The remains were taken to the family home where the funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon, the Rev. E. F. Morse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1913
CARDWELL - Virginia Cardwell (Mrs. Peleg) Peck –about town as late as Saturday, her serious condition known to but a few, Mrs. Peleg Peck passed suddenly away at the William Erk home where she had roomed since she returned three weeks ago from a holiday visit to relatives in Philadelphia and Elmira. Mrs. Peck’s only child, Miss Ruth Peck, was called from the Beechwood School near Philadelphia on Tuesday and was with her at the last. Two brothers also survive. A great granddaughter on her mother’s side of the distinguished patriot and orator, Patrick Henry, Mary Virginia Cardwell was born at Clarksville, Va., July 5, 1848. The family came north after the war and she became a successful teacher. Her marriage to Mr. Peck brought her to Sylvania in 1878 and later to Troy which for about thirty years had been her home. She was a valued member of the Presbyterian Church, of its missionary society, of the Progress Club and of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of which she was the local president. The remains were taken to the family home where the funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon, the Rev. E F Morse officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.
CASE Charles J
Well Known Trojan Dies Unexpectedly.
Charles J. Case, the well-known contractor of this boro, died at his home in Elmira street last Friday evening. On Thursday of the preceding week while working at Ralston, he had an attack of acute indigestion, which was followed by angina pectoris. He was brought home Saturday and suffered greatly up to the hour of dissolution. The second son and third child of Jareb and Louisa S. Case, the deceased was born in Troy township June 19, 1853. In young manhood he worked in the office and as a collector for the Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine Company in Elmira and Buffalo. In 1877 he went to Bradford, in the oil country, and two years later married Josephine Bagen of Portville, who died three years ago. From Feb. 1, 1885, for six years he was associated with F. P. Case and the late Israel S. Leonard in contracting in Troy under the firm name of Case Bros. & Leonard. Since 1891 he has been in business alone. Though blessed with no children of their own, Mr. and Mrs. Case received into their home and hearts two girls who took their name—Adda, now Mrs. Frederick Tanner of Corning, and Winnie Case, at home. He leaves also a brother and sister, Frank P. Case of Troy, and Mrs. Ida L. Greene of Williamsport. Largely attended funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church of which he had long been a member, at 10 Tuesday morning, the Rev. J. J. Golden officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
ADAM CHREPTAK 68, long-time resident of Troy, went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the Troy Community Hospital. Born on March 1, 1936, in LeRoy Township, Adam was one of 14 children of to the late Michael and Catherine (Vischansky) Chreptak. After his graduation in 1954 from Troy High School, Adam proudly served with the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge, he attended and graduated from Washington D.C., Business School, and was later employed as a clerk typist for the U.S. government. Mr. Chreptak then spent some time working and traveling throughout the country. In later years, Adam returned home to his roots and worked at various jobs throughout the Troy and Canton areas until retirement. Mr. Chreptak was a member of the Canton Calvary Alliance Church, where he served as missionary treasurer. He recently enjoyed attending the Fellowship Bible Church of Troy. Adam also was a member of the National Rifle Association. A self-taught musician, he enjoyed playing the guitar or harmonica at area churches and nursing homes. Adam will be fondly remembered as a caring man who was friendly and helpful, always ready to lend a hand whenever needed. He was an avid gardener throughout life and also loved picking wild huckleberries. Surviving are: four brothers, Paul Chreptak of Elmira, N.Y., Michael Chreptak of Holiday, Fla., John Chreptak of San Francisco, Calif., and Stephen and Kay Chreptak of Tampa, Fla., nine sisters, Sue Woodard of Sayre, Pat and Dave Wright of Canton, Pauline and Tom Whipple of Burdett, N.Y., Ann Parker of Troy, Catherine and Allan Wilson of Sayre, Eva and Jerry Hawthorne of Granville Summit, Fannie and Shir Chung-Hsin-Shih of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Rose Chreptak of Troy, N.Y., and Mary and Glen Bailey of Troy, Pa.; two uncles, John Vischansky of Pittston, Pa., and Peter Vischansky of South Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. His family invites friends to call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services will immediately follow with Pastor William Romig officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Those who wish may take memorials in Mr. Chreptak's name to Calvary alliance Church, RR 2, Canton, Pa. or to the Fellowship Bible Church, RR 2, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
PIERCE Mrs. Orris- aged 86, widow of E C Pierce, died suddenly Wednesday morning, April 20, 1949, after many months of failing health. She is survived by two daughters; Miss Henrietta Pierce, Troy and Mrs. Olive P Hager, Elmira; one son, Martin J Pierce, Elmira, seven grandchildren and 6 great granddaughters also survive. The body is at Soper and Vickery Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 2 pm. Rev. S D Regester officiating with burial in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy.
CLARK - Mrs. Alice McLane, 87, of Snedekerville, Pa., widow of Carson McLane, Thursday night, Sept. 28, 1950 in Elmira. She was a member of Coryland (Pa) Presbyterian Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Harry Young of Snedekerville, Mrs. Lena Wolfe of Elmira; granddaughter, Mrs. Sterling B. Haven of Austinville, Pa.; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Hagerman Funeral Home, and late this afternoon will be removed to family home at Snedekerville, where funeral will be held Sunday at a time to be announce. The Rev. Orey Crippen. Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
CLARK - EVELYN C. TAYLOR (SRGP 22254)
Evelyn Clark Taylor, 78, of Troy RR 1, PA died Tuesday, September 20, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born August 27, 1916 in Troy, the daughter of Archie and Myrtie Bahr Clark. She attended the Austinville Union Church. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Theodora (Teddi) and John Sickler of Troy RR 1 and Dorothy and Jimmy Rogers of Dover, DE; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Marlene Taylor of Troy RR 1, Richard and Carol Taylor of Troy and Gary and Beth Taylor of Troy RR 1; son, Glenn Taylor and friend, Janet Ordway of Columbia Cross Roads; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Theodore and Audrey Clark of Mainesburg, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice Nichols of Groveland, FL, Jeanette and Jack Spillane of Groveland, FL, Audrey and Clifford Ward of Troy and Bertha Trimble of Carson City, NV; brother-in-law, Francis Taylor of Temecula, CA; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Glenn Wilcox of Canton and her night nurse, Betty Childon of Troy. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Taylor, in 1984. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 22 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the Area Agency on Aging. (TGR, Thursday, September 29, 1994)
CLARK - MILDRED E. PERRY
Mildred E. Perry, 89, of Canton died February 13, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born July 19, 1902 on Armenia Mountain in Troy Township, the daughter of Woodford and Delphine Clark. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Perry and sons, Floyd and Phillip; four brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and special friends, Edwin and Jean Scott of Canton. Memorial services were held at McCallum Manor in Canton on February 17 with burial to be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. (TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)
CLARK – Theodore, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd CLARK, died Sunday morning at 6 o’clock at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodford CLARK of Armenia township. Besides his parents, one brother survives. The funeral was held from the home of his grandparents Wednesday and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.TGR 1913
COBB - Sudden Death of Mrs. Linnie Cobb Cunningham. The sudden death of Mrs. Linnie Cobb Cunningham at her home near Troy on Friday of last week, was a great shock to her friends, as but few were aware of her illness. Her death was due to heart failure preceded by a very severe attack of typhoid, one cause of which was over work in caring for her foster mother, Mrs. Jane Cobb, whose death occurred about two weeks previously. Mrs. Cunningham was aged about forty –seven years. She is survived by her husband, one half-brother and sister, and a large circle of friends who mourn her untimely end. The funeral was conducted from her late home on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1904
COLE - Mrs. Ray Ballard – formerly of Troy, whose home latterly had been with her half brother, Dr Elsworth Gamble at Waverly, NY, died Sunday night at the Blossburg Cottage State hospital. Death followed a number of years of poor health and a paralytic shock on last Friday. She was a member of the M E Church. Besides Dr. Gamble of Waverly, she leaves an own brother and sister, Mrs. R G Conde of Chicago and Dr. Lloyd G Cole of Blossburg hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Gustin undertaking rooms, this boro, and interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.
Colony, Fred A. age 90 at his home in Troy, Pa. Friday October 5, 1973. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. There will be no calling hours. Funeral service there Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Zaferis A. Jeffery. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy. Flowers are gratefully declined. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Alie C. Birk of Troy; several cousins. Retired Columbia Township farmer. Member of the Columbia Grange for 31 years.
FRED COLONY OF TROY SUCCUMBS
Fred A. Colony, 90, died at his home in Troy Friday. He is a retired Columbia Twp. Farmer and a member of the Columbia Grange for 31 years.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Alice C. Birk of Troy and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Zaferis A. Jeffrey officiating. Burial is in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy.
COOLEY – Rodney H. Cooley (1906)- Troy lost a highly esteemed citizen on June 15th, the death of Rodney H Cooley, which occurred after an illness of some length. Mr. Cooley was born in Springfield Township, April 6, 1830 and was therefore 76 years old. He was the son of Isaac and Margaret (Kent) Cooley and spent his early life on the place where he was born and to which he succeeded at his father’s death. In 1879 he moved to Troy, though he still kept the homestead in his possession. In 1860 he married Elsie A, daughter of Eben F Parkhurst of Springfield Township, who died in February 1885. Of this marriage there was one daughter, Anna P (Mrs. Al Budd). In 1903 Mr. Cooley again married, his wife being Ruth Blackwell, daughter of Thomas Blackwell, who died a little over a year ago on May 8, 1905. Since his wife’s death, his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Al Budd, have lived with Mr. Cooley and cared for him during his last illness. Mr. Cooley was a prominent and well known citizen of Bradford County; in politics a Democrat, and will be sincerely missed throughout the community. The funeral services were held from this late home, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and were in charge of Rev. A E Hall, pastor of the Methodist Church. The interment was in Oak Hill cemetery-Troy.
CORNELL –KATHRYN CORNELL FOULKROD, 81, of Austinville died on Friday, March 23, 2001, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Columbia Cross Roads, a daughter of the late Merle and Eva Oldroyd Cornell. Kathryn attended the Austinville Union Church. She was employed by Bradford County as a driver for Elder Bus (now known as Endless Mountains Transportation Authority), retiring in 1982. Kathryn was a member of the Columbia-Gillett Grange No. 83, where she held the office of Flora. She also volunteered at the Bradford County Farmers Museum and enjoyed all types of handcrafts. Kathryn is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ernest Dawson Foulkrod, at home; son, John “Ralph” (Caroline) Foulkrod Sr. of Austinville; daughters, Margaret (Paul) Winder and Louise Foulkrod and Donna (Clarence) Atwood, all of Austinville; grandchildren John (Dawn) Foulkrod Jr. of Austinville, Ernest Lloyd (Kimberly) Foulkrod of Sylvania, Alfred James Atwood of Proctor, Pa., and Kathy Jo Foulkrod of Proctor; and great-grandchildren, Carol, Faith, Elizabeth and Rebekah Foulkrod. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her special aunt, Margaret Johnson. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy on Monday, March 26, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions in Kathryn’s name may be directed to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1, Box 368, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
MERLE CORNELL, 62, of Troy RD 2, Pa. Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 1951. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eva Oldroyd Cornell; daughter, Mrs. Ernest Foulkrod of Troy RD 2; sister, Mrs. Charles Johnson of Repides de Joachims, Quebec, Canada; cousin, Frederick Cornell of Troy RD 2; four grandchildren. The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy where funeral will be held Friday 2 p.m. The Revs. Orey E. Crippen and Glenn Dewey. Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/19/1951
Stout, Mrs. Mina Cornish-(1949) Troy, Feb 10-79, of Gillett died this Tuesday morning. She is survived by two brothers, John Cornish of Troy and Bert Cornish of Leolyn, as well as several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper funeral home where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon. Rev. Samuel Regester, pastor of the Troy Presbyterian Church will officiate with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
Local News) Leslie Cowl, son of Mrs. Ada Cowl of this boro died Wednesday afternoon from pneumonia following influenza. He was about 21 years old and two months ago married Miss Agnes Berwick who survives. He leaves also a brother, Merle Cowl, with the American expeditionary force in France. TGR 1918
COWLES - Eloise, child of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Cowles of Columbia X Roads February 1st, of brain fever, aged 13 months. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Undertaker Bloom of Troy. Rev. T. A. Hughes of Troy had charge of the services. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy TGR 1904
COYLE, Mamie - - MRS. WINFIELD S. HULSLANDER (SRGP 75917)
Mrs. Mannie Coyle Hulslander, for a number of years a resident of Mansfield, died July 27 at her Elmira St. home at Troy, Pa. She was born at East Waterford, Juniata Co., Pa., in 1850, later removing to Port Royal. She attended Mansfield State Normal, graduating with honors in the class of 1877, in college preparatory and elementary course. She taught for some years in the Mansfield training school. In 1879 she was married to Winfield S. Hulslander, also a supervisor in the training school. Later they removed to Scranton where Mr. Hulslander completed his law studies and was admitted to the bar. In their declining years they have made Troy their home. Wherever she lived, Mrs. Hulslander was identified with church, educational and social interests around her. She was a member of Os-co-hu Chapter of the D. A. R., and was interested in all welfare work. A home maker of the highest type, a devoted wife, the friend of all, has gone to her reward. Her funeral was held from the home Monday at 10 a. m., and was largely attended. Rev. Montague White officiated with burial in Glenwood cemetery. [Error iin obit - She in in Oak Hill Cemetery]
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CROCKER, JOHN S., John Smallwood Crocker, 72, of Troy, died Monday, April 16, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1911, in Chicago, ILL., the son of William and Persis Smallwood Crocker. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Cornell University Civil Engineering School. He was a manager of the Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton before being called in World War II to active service in the U.S. Army in January of 1942 until 1945. Mr. Crocker served in the European Theater of Operations. He retired as a major from the Army, having received three bronze stars, the Purple Heart, the American Theater of Operations Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He returned to Troy and was an engineer at Troy Engine Machine Co. Mr. Crocker returned to active duty in the Army in 1948 to serve in Germany during the postwar period. In 1952, he was assigned to the Fort Belvior, Va., Engineering School. He retired from the U.S. Army and became executive assistant for the District of Columbia Commissioners for Urban Renewal. Later, he was planner for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, D.C. He was a charter member of the Troy VFW Post 8675 and a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Allen F. Pierce Troy Free Library. He is survived by his wife, Alden Crocker, of Richmond, VA.’ Two daughters, Mary Kurtzman of Woodstock, Ill., and Carole DeLauro, of Troy; a brother, David Crocker, of Rindge, N.H. and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA., at a date to be announced later and will be performed by the combined honor guard of the Troy American Legion Post 49 and the Troy VFW Post No. 8675. Friends may make memorial contributions to the Allen F .Pierce Troy Free Library. Arrangements are being made by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR April 19, 1984)
CUDWORTH Julia [SRGP 06802] - Mrs. John W. DeWitt expired Monday morning at the family home in this boro following an illness of about two weeks from pneumonia. The change in her condition from seeming recovery to rapid decline began Sunday afternoon. Mrs. DeWitt was 60 years old. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cudworth of Mainesburg, where she was born and for many years resided. She was a lady of refined tastes, a thorough Christian and devoted wife and mother whose sudden going out of earthly life is mourned by a large circle of admiring friends. Besides her husband two sons, Ray and Claud DeWitt, she leaves one brother, James Dudworth, Jr., and one sister Mrs. Frank Parkhurst both of Mainesburg. The funeral was held at the home at 1 Thursday afternoon, her pastor, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1912
CUMMINGS - Mahala (Cummings) Claflin expired last Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Pierce, in this boro, after a prolonged illness. She was born at Liberty Corners ninety-one years ago last March. After her marriage her home was at East Troy. When bereft of her husband she came 16 years ago to reside in this boro with Mrs. Pierce, besides whom she leaves Mrs. Melville Leonard, a daughter of Canton, and a brother and sister, James Cummings and Mrs. Eliza Gray, at Monroeton. The Rev. E. P. Morse conducted the funeral at her late home at 2 Monday afternoon. Obitutary says Glenwood but they are in Oak Hill .
CUNNINGHAM- PITTS – Mrs. H. F. PITTS, well known and beloved by hosts of people, died on Tuesday afternoon, after long and weary weeks of suffering. The funeral was on Friday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron. The burial was in Oak Hill, Troy. TGR 1913 Ella Cunningham Pitts
DARTT -Mrs. Alice Dartt Bradford, (SRGP 10836) aged 51, died at her home in Sullivan, Saturday, December 8th, from hemmorhage of the stomach. She was married in 1875 to Dr. J. L. Bradford, and was the daughter of Chauncey Dartt, deceased, of East Charleston, where she lived until her marriage. Mrs. Bradford is survived by her husband and four sons, Bayard G., Richard C., Carl M., ande Joseph D. The remains were brought to this place [Troy] for burial. TGR1900
DAVIDSON –JANET DAVIDSON DUNN, 73, widow of Henry E. Dunn of 3 Huston St., Towanda died Friday evening March 23, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital (RPH), Sayre. Born June 14, 1916 at RPH in Sayre she was a daughter of Charles H. and Charlotte Lewis Davidson. Janet was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1934, attended Mansfield University and was employed for a time at Porter’s Drug Store, Towanda where her father, Charles was co-owner with her uncle, Fred Davidson. In 1938 Janet marrie Henry E. Dunn of Towanda. Mrs. Dunn assumed the operation of the Henry Dunn Insurance Agency during World War II, while her husband served in Germany in the U.S. Army. She was a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Dunn was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Towanda Countr5y Club Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Bradford County Democratic Party and in early years was an active Girl Scout leader in Towanda. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Connie) Noel of Sayre RD 2, a son, Henry C. Dunn of Towanda; five grandsons: Henry E. Dunn II of McKenzie, Tenn., Bryant J. Dunn of Towanda, Mark Alan Noel of Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, John J. Noel of Sayre, Donald G. Noel of Royal Palm Beach, FL; a great-granddaughter, Megan Patricia Noel of Royal Palm Beach, FL; a special cousin, Charlotte Epstein of New York City and several nieces,, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry on Dec. 20, 1969 by an infant daughter, Susan in 1940 and her sister, Helena D. Thomas in 1965. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Bradford County Humane Society in Mrs. Dunn’s Memory. –Towanda Daily Review
DAVIDSON –MARY JANE DAVIDSON FARR, 96, a long-time resident of Towanda Township, Pa. passed away Monday afternoon, April 7, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Mary Jane was born in Towanda on Aug. 30, 1917 the daughter of Frederic M. Davidson and Ruth Badger Davidson. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1933 and continued her education graduating from Elmira Business Institute in Elmira, N.Y. During World War II, Mary Jane was employed by the Farm & Home Administration office in Towanda. As a young woman, Mary Jane purchased her beloved home and farm property in Towanda Township where she would spend the rest of her life. While working at the Farm & Home office, she met a young World War II veteran and aspiring dairy farmer, James B. Farr, formerly of the Philadelphia area and they were later married in 1948. Mary Jane was subsequently employed by Penelec in Towanda for a number of years until the birth of their son, Davidson, in 1953. Mary Jane was a member of the Towanda School Board and later served as an administrative secretary for the Towanda Area School District. She also worked in assisting school staff members in obtaining housing accommodations for new teachers. Mary Jane was founder of the Leisure Interest Program in Towanda. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, and the former 20th Century Club. She is survived by her son, Davidson W. E. Farr; two sets of twin grandsons, Davidson and Kevin Farr, James B. and Frederic Farr; nephews, Gary and Frederic Thompson; great-nieces, Amanda and Alyssa; great-nephew, Zack; and her canine collie companion, Loch. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Farr on April 10, 2007; father, Frederic M. Davidson, on Oct. 1, 1955; mother, Ruth Badger Davidson on March 3, 1989; and sisters, Mabel Davidson Thompson on July 31, 1981 and Dorothy M. Davidson on March 9, 1999. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street, Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Maureen AtLee Hipple, rector, officiating. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. Contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Mary Jane Davidson Farr's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review 4/9/2014
Dr. M. A. DAVIES, 84, of 416 Elmira St., Troy, Pa., Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 1951, following an extended illness. Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace Robinson Davies; son R. Larue Davies of Williamsport; one niece and two nephews. Dr. Davies came from England in 1871. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College of Toronto, Canada, and had practiced as a veterinarian in Troy and vicinity for almost 59 years. He was a member of the Troy Masonic Lodge, Williamsport Consistory and was a life member of the Elmira Lodge of Elks. The body is at the family home were funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Herbert Punchard and the Rev. Samuel Regester will officiate. Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
ERIC P. DEPEW, 43, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 lost his fight to cancer on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1993. He was a son of Walter E. DePew, deceased 1959, and Roberta Page Vineski, deceased 1973. He was a 1968 graduate of Troy High School. Eric was well-known on the basketball court. In one game, in spite of a severe facial injury in wearing a mask, he went on to score 30 points in leading Troy to victory his senior year. Eric enlisted in the Marines after graduation and served his country in the Vietnam War, receiving the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. His love of sports never diminished, playing softball, basketball in the Elmira City League as well as an umpire for Little League Baseball and bowling in the Friday Night League at Terrace Lanes in Troy. He also took a keen interest in his sons’ cross country accomplishments. Eric will be remembered for his wide-opened approach to life. He leaves behind the following loved ones: his wife, Faith M. DePew and sons, Noah and Thad, all of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; sisters, Mrs. Gordon (Karen DePew) Seeley, Jr. of Troy; Mrs. David (Ann Vineski) Gustin of Troy, Mrs. Michael (Judith Vineski) Brozowski of Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Joseph Vineski of Troy, Theodore F. Vineski of Waukegan, Ill.; stepfather, Theodore V. Vineski of Troy, Eric is also survived by a very loving person, Carolyn Kilbourn of Troy; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. It was Eric’s wish that those wanting to remember him refrain from sending flowers, but instead, contribute to an educational fund for his sons. Remembrances may be forwarded to Joseph Vineski, RR 1, Box 475, Troy, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
EUGENE F. DEPEW, 69, of Troy, Pa. died Sunday, Jan. 22, 1995 at the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born June 13, 1925 in Troy, the son of John F. and Hattie Perry DePew. He was a security officer at the Auburn Hospital, Auburn, N.Y. Mr. DePew was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He received the Purple Heart medal, the Good Conduct medal, the Meritorious Unit Award, Eastern Europe Theater Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Victory Medal. He is survived by a son, Todd DePew of Auburn, N.Y.; daughter, Penny DePew of Auburn, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Gertrude DePew of Troy; a sister, Hila Walcheski of Troy and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma Rumsey DePew in 1986, grandson, Jeremy DePew, Father, John F. DePew in 1944, mother, Hattie Perry DePew in 1954, sisters, Elsie DePew Dewey in 1952, Mildred DePew Smith in 1959, Nellie DePew Smith in 1968, Lillian DePew Edwards in 1979, and brothers, Walter DePew in 1959 and Max DePew in 1976 and nephew, Eric DePew in 1993. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with military honors being accorded. The Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
DEPEW –GAYLE L. BRADFORD age 59, of Bradford Road, Mainesburg, PA, passed away at home on Sunday, September 14, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Gayle was born January 2, 1955 in Troy, daughter of the late John & Gertrude (Brown) DePew. She was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1972. Gayle was married to Robert C. Bradford and they have spent many happy years together. She was employed in the kitchen as a cook at the Troy Community Hospital for many years. Gayle found great joy in her flower garden, feeding her birds, and loved decorating the house at Christmas time. She cherished her family, especially her two grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Her funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Survivors include her loving husband, Robert C. Bradford of Mainesburg; her son, Darren Bradford of Mainesburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin (Joe) Congdon of Mainesburg; her two sweet grandchildren, Noah and Ava Congdon; her two brothers, Jack Depew and Jerry Depew; sisters, Pam High, Dawn Rathbun, Wendy Green, all of Troy; her mother-in-law, Joyce Bradford; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gayle was predeceased by her parents; a son, Nathan Bradford; and father-in-law, Dick Bradford. Memorials in memory of Gayle may be made to Troy Community Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA c/o Troy Community Hospital. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/2014
JOHN F. DEPEW, SR., 89, Troy died October 25, 2003 at the home of his daughter, Dawn, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 2, 1913 in West Burlington, PA he was a son of John F. and Hattie Perry DePew. His hobbies were draft horses and pulling horses. He was a farmer for 53 years. He worked as an extra many with the Troy Boro, working for Horace Robinson, Paul Reynolds and Sevelon Smith. He also worked for the former F.P. Case and sons for 20 years and worked at the saw mill where he learned his trade from his father. Mr. DePew worked at Troy Marble and Granite Works for many years for Tracy Metzger, Carlton Wilson, Gordon Furman and Bruce McMail. He worked for Gerald W. Vickery Funeral home for 45 years. He dug over 3000 graves and set foundations. If necessary he would open graves by hand and he would also accommodate families if there were snow or frost. John took his work very seriously and he knew the importance of a job well done. He was always giving a helping hand to others. He had been a caretaker for three cemeteries for over 40 years; Columbia Valley in Columbia Cross Roads, Oak Hill in Troy and St. John’s Catholic in Troy. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Gertrude Brown DePew; sons, John DePew Jr. and Gerald DePew both of Troy with whom he resided until his hospitalization; daughters, Pam High and Dawn Rathbun, Troy, Gayle (Robert) Bradford, Mainesburg, Wendy Green (Gary Clark) Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Hila Walcheski, Troy; grandchildren, Darwin (Patty) High, Duane (Kim) Rathbun, Becky (Dave) Jones, Brion (Melissa) Rathbun, Daren and Robin Bradford, Dave Green, Jennifer (Mike) Gormely, Jessica Nolan, and Megan Green; great-grandchildren, Rachael, Rebecca High, Leigha, RaeAnn, Micki Rathbun, Tarah, Amanda, Dynah, Levi Jones, Sarah, Emily Rathbun; Alexa, Halli Green and Austin Gormely; great-great-grandson, Brennan Rathbun; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cooke, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Rick and Sandy Benson. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Max, Eugene and Walter; sisters, Lillian Edwards, Nellie Smith, Mildred Smith, Elsie Dewey; sons-in-law, Laverne High and Leon Rathbun and grandson Nathan Bradford. The funeral service was held October 29th at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. James Barrett officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DENNIS –TAMMY L. MYERS, age 51, of 41323 Route 6, Wyalusing, PA (Homits Heights) passed away Saturday evening, November 22, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 25, 1963 in Towanda, PA the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Drislane Dennis. She was a graduate of Towanda High School with the class of 1981. Tammy married Jeff Myers on October 25, 1997. She was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and her two daughters, Amanda and Nicki. She later was employed with the RamZone in Wyalusing, PA as a waitress for 8 years. She enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her flower garden. She loved to spend time with her family, especially sleepovers and pool parties with her grandchildren. Tammy is survived by her husband, Jeffrey R. Myers, of Homits Heights; her daughters Amanda Fluck and her husband Matthew “Macker” of Sugar Run, PA, and Nicki Johnson and her husband Donnie of French Asylum, PA; her grandchildren Addison Fluck of Sugar Run, PA, Jenna Johnson, Buddy Johnson, and Grayson Johnson all of French Asylum, PA; her special friend that is part of the family, Jacob Anderson of Rushville, PA; her sisters Wendy Goodwin (James) of Wyalusing, PA and Rebecca Cassellbury (Scott Hutchings) of Towanda, PA; her brother, Jeff Dennis (Shawna Kennedy) of Jim Thorpe, PA; a very special niece, Kristen Cassellbury along with other nieces and nephews Kevin Belcher, Hope Belcher, Samantha Goodwin, Nathan Dennis and Gracie Dennis; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA with Reverend Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Tammy’s name to the Stray Haven Human Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY. –Sheldon Funeral Home from Carol Brotzman
DEWEY –MRS. FLORA DEWEY WILSON, 80, of 356 W. Water St., widow of Stephen Fowler Wilson, died Saturday morning, July 18, 1942 at a local hospital. Survived by several cousins. Funeral Monday, 2:30 p.m. at Holly Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur P. White. Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/1942
DEWEY, Frances (SRGP 11835)- Mrs. Mitchell, Lifelong
Troy Resident, Dies
Mrs. Frances D. Mitchell, 69, of Troy, died at the Troy Community Hospital on Saturday, April 10, 1976 after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Troy Borough and was a lifelong member of the Troy Music Club. She was affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Troy and was a former Girl Scout leader. Mrs. Mitchell was the widow of the late Oliver Mitchell who was president of the First National Bank of Troy. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Mimi) Nichols of Troy; a brother-in-law, Bud Mitchell of Troy; sister-in-law, Florence P. Mitchell of Troy; nephews, Nathaniel Mitchell of Sunbury and Stephen Mitchell of San Francisco; special friends, Mrs. Belle Powers, Miss Leila Foote, Mrs. Margaret Whitlock and Mrs. Mildred Holcombe, all of Troy. Private committal services will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Those who wish can make contributions to the Troy Hospital Auxiliary in memory of Mrs. Mitchell.
DE WITT J. W. [SRGP 07809]
DE WITT, J. W.
J. W. DeWitt, 66 years old, died at his home in Troy, Sunday. His funeral will be held today at the M.E. church in that place, Rev. Eli Pittman, of Elmira, officiating, assisted by Rev. G. A. Baldwin, of Mansfield. Burial will be in Troy. In the spring of 1916 J. W. DeWitt was operated on at the Blossburg hospital. This operation disclosed cancerous growths and he had steadily failed until his death. At one time Mr. DeWitt lived in Mansfield, occupying the Phineas Clark house, the present M. E. parsonage. During his stay here he was employed in Murdough’s store, in 1874-1875. He moved from here to Mainesburg, where he conducted a general store, going from there to Alba where he engaged in running a store; from there he went to Williamsport, where he engaged in the canning business. From Williamsport he went to Troy going into the butter, eggs and seed wholesale business with his brother, William DeWitt. J. W. De Witt has twice married, his first wife being Julia L. Cudworth, of Sullivan. After she died Mr. DeWitt married Florence Manning, a teacher in Troy high school, who survives him. J. W. DeWitt was born in Monroe county, this state. In 1858 he moved to Bradford county; then to Sullivan township, where he lived on the Albert Rumsey farm for three years; then he went onto the DeWitt homestead two and one-half mile s from Mainesburg. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church. Surviving Mr. DeWitt are his wife, two sons, Roy and Claude, of Troy; two brothers, William F. DeWitt, of Troy, and C. H. DeWitt of Mansfield. Dr. W. A. DeWitt, of Blossburg, is a nephew. (Handwritten date of 1915 on article)
DEPEW - Madisyn Lerica DePew, 3 weeks and 3 days old, daughter of Noah and Jennifer (Ward) DePew, diedon Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at her home in Rock Springs, Wyo. She was born on Dec. 17, 2008, in Rock Springs, Wyo. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The service to celebrate Madisyn's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Her parents have requested everyone wear something pink to Madisyn's service in her memory. Madisyn's family includes her parents, Noah and Jennifer (Ward) DePew; her grandparents, Faith DePew, Mike Ward, Lisa Deemy and Mollie Eliot; her great-grandparents, Mike and Ann Egli, Glenn and Mary Norma Ward, and also Jackie McMann; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Madisyn was preceded in death by her grandfather Eric DePew, and her great-grandparents Walter DePew, Roberta Paige Vineski and John McMann. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Noah and Jennifer DePew, 1700 Swanson Dr., No. 19, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901, to help defray funeral costs or to the American SIDS Institute, 509 Augusta Dr., Marietta, Ga. 30067. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
DeWITT - The funeral of the late Dr. William Armstrong DeWitt, [SRGP 07808] surgeon in chief of the Blossburg hospital, who died Oct. 1st  at 10 a.m. in the Blossburg hospital, following a short illness of pneumonia, a brief account of which appeared in our last issue, was held Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the late home of the deceased on North Williamson Road in Blossburg. Rev. Mr. Baldwin officiating. The remains were taken to Troy, Pa., for interment, the services being in charge of Tyagaghton Commandery, No. 28, Knights Templar of Wellsboro, of which deceased was Eminent Commander. Among the Knights Templar from Wellsboro who attended the funeral were: Hon. S.F. Channell, H.E. Raesly, W.A. VanHorn, F.F. Howd, G.J. Stewart, F.W. Siemens, D.R. Darby, F.M. Sheffer, C.W. Bodine, H.J. Landrus, E.D. Evans, Dr. J.P Longwell, F.J. Campbell, W.R. Borden, Dr. H.W. Bailey, S.Y. Doumaux, Z.H. Peters, Lloyd Smith, R.H. Bower, Geo. B. Horton, G.R. Hathers, G.M. Spalding, W.S. Woodhouse. Many Sir Knights from Coudersport and Canton were also present, as well as member of the Masonic lodges from Tioga and Mansfield. A large number of Tioga and Bradford county physicians were also present besides many people from Wellsboro aside from those already names, among them L. Harrison and family, Dr. & Mrs. F.H. Shaw, Mrs. S.Y. Doumaux, Mrs. W.Q. Benjamin, Mr. & Mrs. S.O. Putnam, N.R. White, E.P. Rees, Dr. W.L. White, Mr. & Mrs. N.B. Leslie. William Armstrong DeWitt was born in Troy, Pa., on September 29, 1886. After attending the public school of that place and graduating from High School, he entered the University of Pennsylvania, from which institution he received his degree as Doctor of Medicine at the age of 21 years. For a year or more he was connected with the Presbyterian hospital at Philadelphia and upon leaving there plans were made to locate in Elmira as a practicing physician and surgeon, when through the death of Dr. G.D. Crandall he was called to the Cottage State Hospital at Blossburg. By a strange coincidence Dr. DeWitt's death occurred on the seventh anniversary of his arrival in Blossburg, says the Herald. Shortly afterward he was made chief medical advisor of this hospital and under his supervision the growth of the institution is well known to all in this section. Six years ago he married Mary Treat, of Wayne, Pa., and to them were born three sons, William Treat, Frederick [deceased] and Howard Treat, who, besides the doctor's parents, Mr. & Mrs. W.F. DeWitt of Troy, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. J. Maxwell Beers, of Elmira, survive. Dr. DeWitt was a member of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F&AM of Troy, Pa.; a charter member of Zebulun Chapter, Nr. 296, R.A.M. at Blossburg; Tyagaghton Commandery, Mr. 28, Knights Templar of Wellsboro, of which he was Eminent Commander; the Consistory, A.A.S.R., of Coudersport; a trustee of the Methodist church of Blossburg; a Director of the Miner's National Bank of Blossburg and a member of the Board of Education of Blossburg borough. The Herald comments on the life of the deceased as follows: "With heads bowed in deepest sorrow over the passing of our common friend and brother, yet in humble submission to His divine will, a town and its community, a host of admiring friends and a devoted family, must say, one to another 'Thy will, not mine, be done.' On Tuesday morning, October first, in the splendor of a radiant autumn day, death came peacefully to Dr. DeWitt. Every means known to medical science was employed, every effort of human aid was undertaken, yet in spite of all, the hand that has healed and administered to hundreds through its skill and tenderness is stilled, and his career enviable now even in its beginning, is cut short 'ere he entered upon the prime of life. From every side one hears. 'He saved others, Himself He could not save.' With the passing of such a soul, snatched, as it seems before its life purpose had been accomplished, with a future brilliant in success and achievement assured, human is powerless to fathom the mystery of death; to those who mourn is left the faith and trust in Him 'who knoweth best and loveth best.' In his profession, in his everyday life, rich or poor knew no distinction; he neglected neither. His life was lived in the seven years he was connected with the Blossburg State Hospital and he gave his time, his untiring efforts, his capabilities, and lastly his life, for that institution which stands now, so wonderfully changed from that to which he came as an earthly memorial to the one so well loved by every patient and co-worker; but far better and more enduring than any earthly memorial is the memory of this young man that will live in the hearts and lives of those who have been privileged to pass his way. In spite of the professional demands upon his time, Dr. DeWitt was faithful to his church, active in civic welfare and improvements, a keen business man with strong executive ability and devoted to his home and family. Boyish almost in mien and address, yet mature in mind and skill he made for himself friends among old and young, rich and poor, fortunate and unfortunate, and knew and met them all as his friends. Not only has the medical world lost a skilled worker, an artist in technique and deftness, but humanity has lost a friend and brother, a fellow sympathizer and a noble citizen." - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918
DE WITT, William F.
William Freeman DeWitt, one of the leading citizens of Troy, Pa., many years, died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the family home in that boro. Mr. DeWitt had been seriously ill since November 2 last, when he suffered a paralytic seizure while engaged in hunting in the woods near Troy. His condition showed no improvement during the six months illness when he was given every medical attention available. The decedent was born in Monroe county, Pa., August 21, 1848. His grandfather, Colonel Joseph DeWitt, was a pioneer resident of Wells township, and the family was one of influence in the community. Mr. DeWitt was educated in the State Normal School at Mansfield, Pa. For a period of 14 years, Mr. DeWitt was employed as a clerk in the Reddington, Maxwell & Leonard store in Troy. In 1881 Mr. DeWitt formed a partnership with L.J. Ballard in the dry goods business and later the firm became DeWitt, Ballard & Handrahan. Of late years Mr. DeWitt had been engaged in the produce business with his nephew, C. W. DeWitt. The decedent had served on the Troy school board, was president of the borough board of trustees several years and a member of the official board of the Troy Methodist Church. In his fraternal affiliation he was active as a member of the Free and Accepted Mesons and the Royal Arch Masonic Chapter. Mr. DeWitt was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Jennie Rooker, of Muncy, Pa. A Daughter Helena, now Mrs. J. Maxwell Boers, of Elmira, was born to them. After the death of Mrs. DeWitt, a second marriage was with Miss Blanche Armstrong at Milton, Pa. A Son was born to them, the late Dr. William A. DeWitt, who was the Chief surgeon at the Blossburg State Hospital and who died about three years ago. Mr. DeWitt is survived by his widow, the daughter, Mrs. J. Maxwell Boers, of Elmira; a brother, Calvin DeWitt, of Mansfield, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery at Troy. (Handwritten date of 1923 on article)
DeWITT - William F. DeWitt- a well-known businessman of Troy for more than fifty years, died at his home in West Main Street last Sunday morning. He was stricken with paralysis while hunting last November, and never fully regained the power of speech. He was the second son of Caleb H. and Mary Albert DeWitt, and was born in Monroe County, Pa. August 24, 1848. From Monroe County the family moved to Wells, and thence in his young boyhood to Tioga County. After attending the Mansfield Normal School Mr. DeWitt came to Troy in 1869. For fourteen years he was a clerk in the Redington, Maxwell & Leonard store. In 1881 he formed a partnership in the mercantile business with L. J. Ballard which continued for many years. John Handran came into the firm later and O. B. Ballard took the place of his father. Since the dissolution of the firm of DeWitt, Ballard & Handran, twelve years ago, Mr. DeWitt had been in the insurance and produce business, first with his brother, the late John DeWitt and latterly with his nephew, Claud W. DeWitt. He served at different times on the school board and boro council, and on the official board for many years of the Methodist church, of which he was a devoted member. He married twice. His first wife was Jennie, daughter of John and Mary Rooker of Muncy, by whom he had one daughter, Mrs. J. Maxwell Beers of Elmira. By his second wife, who was Blanche, daughter of Gen. George and Elizabeth Miter Armstrong of Muncy, he had one son, Dr. William C. Dewitt, who at the time of his death three years ago was chief surgeon of the Blossburg hospital. Besides his widow and daughter, he leaves one brother, Calvin DeWitt of Mansfield, and two grandchildren at Wayne, Pa. The funeral was largely attended at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G. M. Whiting officiating. Mr. DeWitt was a Mason, and the impressive committal service at Oak Hill Cemetery was conducted by Trojan Lodge.
DIEFFENBACH –VIVIAN ADA DIEFFENBACH LINES WHYNE, 88, of Sheffield Rd., wife of Thomas Ralph Whyne, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Magnolia's of Easley, S.C. Born May 16, 1926 in Overton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ada Molyneaux Dieffenbach. Mrs. Whyne was a retired data entry clerk, loved sewing, traveling, and was very active in her churches. In addition to her husband of 43 years, she is survived by her daughters, Wyllena Bowen and Lynda Carrigan (Michael); step daughters, Karen Dabbs and Bonnie Spieles (Frank); grandchildren, Darcey Bowen, Michelle Nielsen and Robert Bowen; great-grandchildren, Maille and Michael Nielsen. Mrs. Whyne was predeceased by her son, John Lines. Private graveside services will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda, Pa. Local arrangements are with Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review 9/24/2014
Local News) Anna Dillon Stanton, younger daughter of the late George Dillon died at her home in this boro Thursday morning from lobar pneumonia. She had been ill two weeks. Besides her husband, Grover Stanton, who has been very ill, she leaves a sister Mrs. Clark Joralemon of Troy, three brothers Joseph Dillon of Dunnings and William and Arthur Dillon.TGR 1918
DILLON – George Dillin- (Typed the way it was written Dillin & Dillon) For many years one of Troy’s respected residents, died Sunday evening about 7 o’clock at his home with his daughter, Mrs. Clark Joralemon on the Porter Road. He had been in failing health for a number of weeks. Mr. Dillon was 80 years old and the last of nine children of John and Eliza Dillin, early settlers in Springfield and later residents of Columbia Twp. He was born and reared in Queens County, Ireland, following his parents to America and locating in Troy in 1848. With the exception of two years in Smithfield he had lived here since that time. He began the milling business as an apprentice of the late Horace M. Long at Long’s Mills and continued in his employ for twenty-three years. From 1874 for four years he was associated with G. F. Viele in the Viele Mills. At the end of that period he rented for two years and then purchased the property, which henceforward was known as Dillin Mills. Associated with him in the business latterly were his sons Arthur H. and Joseph R. The mills were burned about 1900, rebuilt and again burned three years ago not to be rebuilt, when Mr. Dillin retired from active business. His wife, who was Lucy L Phelps, of Mainesburg, to whom he was married in 1855, died 15 years ago. Of their nine children, five survive: Mrs. Clark Joralemon, Mrs. Grover Stanton and Joseph R. of Troy, Arthur of Gillett, and Philander W. of Williamsport. He was a member of the M. E. Church and of Trojan Lodge and the Troy Chapter of Masons. The funeral on Wednesday at 2 from his late home was largely attended. Rev. A. E. Hall of Lyons, NY officiated, assisted by the Revs. Hebblethwaite and Morse. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery was with Masonic honors. [Spelled DILLIN on the monument in the cemetery]
DRAKE - Francis F. Drake, Esq., ex-district attorney of Wyoming county, died at his home in Tunkhannock Monday afternoon. Deceased was formerly a resident of Troy, a member of the Bradford county bar, and a brother of L. P. Drake of this place. Remains were brought to Troy today for burial. TGR 1902
DRAKE - Mrs. Leilia Drake Clark, sister of the late Lynn Drake and the late Mrs. Dorr Kenyon, died in her home with Mrs. Esther Davies, Elmira, Tuesday December 8 th. The body was brought here for interment this Thursday morning, at eleven, the Rev. H. J. Fenwick conducting a prayer service at the grave in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.
RALPH N. DRISCOLL, 67 of 512 Fourth St., Towanda died late Wednesday afternoon January 21, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born October 30, 1919 in Montour Falls, NY a son of Arthur J. and Marie Bedell Driscoll. He attended Towanda High School and later began his association with Penelec that would last until his retirement in 1981 after 40 years of service. For many of those years he was employed as a meter reader. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army military police from 1944-46. Ralph was well known throughout the area possessing a host of friends. He was an avid citizens band operator and his CB handle was “Reddy Kilowatt”. Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll had celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in August 1986. His memberships included the Towanda First United Methodist Church, Union Masonic Lodge #108 F&AM, Union Royal Arch Chapter 161, WWII Last Man’s Club, Towanda Elks Lodge #2191 and Towanda Gun Club. He was also a member and past commander of the Towanda American Legion Post 42. Survivors include his wife Dorothea Hottenstein Driscoll; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Karen) Kuykendall of Sayre RD 2; a granddaughter, Christi Kuykendall of Sayre; two brothers, Robert Driscoll of San Francisco., Cal. And Donald Driscoll of Quakertown, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with his pastor Rev. William H. Wassell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post 42 will conduct services at the funeral home Saturday afternoon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 2/4, 7-9. The family request that memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
DUNN –ALVERA EDNA SKELTON, 87, of Cranberry Township, died Saturday,
Dec. 9, 2000 at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Center. Born October 18, 1913 in
Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late William & Edna (Phillips)
Dunn. Mrs. Skelton was formerly of Towanda, Arroyo Grande, CA, and
Hendersonville, NC. For the last 4 ½ years she resided at Sherwood Oaks
in Cranberry Township. She was formerly married to Arthur T. Cutler, Sr.,
John (Mitch) DeWitt, & William Skelton. She was Methodist by
faith. She is survived by: daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Claudia) Barnes, of
Butler. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Skelton who
died May 29, 1995; 1 son, Arthur T. Cutler, Jr.; 3 brothers, Nelson, Harold and
William Dunn. Friends will be received 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday
at the Cranberry Chapel, 130 Wisconsin Avenue, Cranberry Township.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the
Rev. Dana Opp, pastor of Portersville Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Memorial donations may
be made to VNA Hospice, 154 Hindman Rd., Butler, PA. –Towanda Daily