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NEARING Robert "Bob" Nearing, 93, of Troy, Pa., died peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital. Family and friends are welcome to call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Bob's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 195 Elmira St., Troy, with his pastor, the Rev. Mary Kisner, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery. Robert was born on Sept. 12, 1914, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Scott and Nellie (Seeds) Nearing. He was educated in boarding schools in the East and in Germany, and graduated from the Edgewood School in Connecticut in 1934. Bob attended Rutgers University in 1935. He married Jeanne Will on Sept. 24, 1938, sharing 69 years of marriage and raising four children. Bob became a farmer in Clinton Corners, N.Y., and in 1949 moved to a farm in West Franklin, Pa. He farmed until 1964, when he moved his family to Troy. He started working for the First Bank of Troy as a teller and retired as vice president in 1979. After retirement he continued to work as an appraiser for the bank. Robert had an immense love of travel, touring many countries in Europe with family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his beagles (especially "Bill"). He also loved reading, classical music, gardening and his community. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy, was on the Allen F. Pierce Library Board and was a co-founder of The Children's Hour Social Club. He was devoted to his loving family and friends, who greatly enjoyed his wit and great sense of humor. Robert was predeceased by his mother; father; stepmother, Helen Nearing; and brother John Scott. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Will) Nearing; daughters, Jill and husband Dr. Francis Daniel, DVM, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., and Patricia and husband Edward Vandyne of Canandaigua, N.Y.; son, Robert and wife Kelly Nearing of Granville Summit, Pa., and John Nearing (MaryAnn Perrino) of Barrington, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Dr. Elizabeth Daniel, DVM, Dr. Francis Daniel III, DVM, Scott Daniel, Randall Whittaker, Kyle Whittaker, Donna Gasper, Jennifer Good, Robert Clint Nearing, Dr. Autumn Nearing, Pharm.D., and Mary Ellen Nearing; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren, as well as two nieces, Elka Scott Schumann and Elena Scott Whiteside. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Allen F. Pierce Library, 115 Center St. Troy, Pa. 16947, or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 195 Elmira St., Troy, Pa. 16947. Submitted by RKW. Towand Daily Review.
G. N. NEWBERY. Death of One of Troy’s Most Prominent Citizens, Successful Business Man. George Newman Newbery, the son of Elihu Newberry and Jane Dobbins Newbery, was born November 9, 1831. He received his early business training in the store of G. F. Redington, which stood where the Williams House now stands. He began his trade in 1848, the same year in which a disastrous fire wiped out of existence every other store of the place. In 1853 Mr. Newbery entered into partnership with George L. Peck, succeeding G. F. Redington, and in time Perine & Co. This partnership proved to be very pleasant one as well as very successful and continued up to the time of Mr. Peck’s death, December 12, 1900. At one time they owned the largest mercantile establishment in Bradford county. In 1873 the firm changed to Newbery, Peck & Co., by taking into partnership Isaac Cleaver and M. E. Bailey. The large brick block occupied by Cleaver & Greene and known as the "Bee Hive", was erected by them in 1880. Eight years later they sold out their mercantile business and had since opened an office in the same block where they looked after the business affairs. For about fifty years Mr. Newbery had been a very well known and prominent man in Troy. Surely he will be severely missed. Mr. Newbery was married December 17, 1856 to Sharlet U. Baldwin of Troy, who have always made their home in this town, where they have been well known through the years. About seventeen years ago they moved to their beautiful new home on Prospect street. Mr. Newbery’s health had been poor for some time, but about twelve weeks ago was taken severely ill, and for the past weeks his life had hung in the balance. All was done that love and means could provide until Wednesday morning at four o’clock, August 17th, this beloved citizen of Troy and constant friend of the church, went out from his beautiful home and devoted circle of loved ones. The funeral was largely attended at the house on Saturday at one o’clock. Dr. Williams of the Genesee conference paid loving tribute, Rev. George E. Hutchings of Mansfield offered prayer and the pastor conducted the service. C. J. Bloom had charge of the funeral. Interment at Oak Hill. TGR 1904
Troy Gazette Register, 9 June 1921
Albert NEWELL died last Friday at home of daughter Mrs. Meade Thomas of Troy. He was born in Cumberland, Md., age 75, buried Oak Hill Cemetery. Survived by above and Mrs. Bert Worden, Canton.
Miss Rita Newell died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Perry Newell, on High street Friday evening, the fourteenth victim of typhoid fever. She was the fifteen years old, and a student of Troy High School. The funeral was held Monday from the home, the Rev. Patterson officiating. Besides her mother, Miss Newell is survived by two brothers and a sister. TGR 1912
NEWELL - BESLEY, VIOLET NEWELL, Mrs. Violet Newell Besley, 90, of Nanticoke, PA and formerly of Elmira, died August 29, 1987. She was a member of the Central Christian Church. Mrs. Besley is survived by cousins, Mrs. Helen N. Stermer of Horseheads, NY and Charles S. Gordinier of New Jersey. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Newell in 1972. Graveside services were held on September 1 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy, PA with her pastor, Rev. Stephanie Boughton officiating. Arrangements were by the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home. (TGR Sept. 3, 1987)
Wallace NEWELL Succumbs to Apoplexy Carrying Heavy
Parcel from Post Office.
About half way up the steep hill from Canton street to his home on Chestnut street last Friday evening, Wallace T. Newell fell dead from apoplexy. His body was found ten minutes later by Albert Putnam. Mr. Newell had suffered from heart trouble for some years. He was carrying home from the post office a 50 pound parcel of merchandise. One of the clerks, knowing somewhat of his illness, had cautioned him against the extra exertion, but he undertook the task which undoubtedly hastened the end. Mr. Newell was born in Farmers’ Valley July 17, 1859. He clerked for Dewitt & Ballard and other firms in young manhood and later joined his brother, the late Perry Newell in the ownership of the store now conducted by William Erk. He interested himself in the Troy shoe factory and was the principal owner when it went out of business some years ago. Latterly he had been a traveling salesman. His first wife Laura R. Roberts of Grover, died in 1886, leaving a daughter Laura, now Mrs. Howard McMahan. In 1888 he married Nellie Gordinier who survives with two children, Violet and Charles. For many years he had been a deacon of the Church of Christ and leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 Monday afternoon, the Rev. Cadwell of Canton and the Rev. Morse of Troy officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR 1918
NICHOLS Lewis G. Nichols
81, of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Emily "Mi Mi" (Mitchell) Nichols who died on April 24, 1990. The couple married in 1965 and had 25 happy years together. Lewis was born on March 13, 1930 in East Smithfield, Pa., a son of the late Everett and Nellie (Lewis) Nichols. He was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a teaching degree and taught math and other subjects at SRU High School until his retirement in 1988. Lewis was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, and was a member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49 and V.F.W. Post No. 8675. He enjoyed playing golf and baseball, along with watching college basketball, the Washington Redskins, and the Boston Red Sox on television. Lewis also enjoyed the company of his Great Danes throughout the years. Lewis is survived by his daughter Valnette (Ron) Hubbard of East Smithfield; his son Ronald Nichols with companion Mary Ellen Starr of Troy, Pa.; his five grandchildren Rachael Nichols, Andrew Nichols, Rodney (Jennifer) Hubbard, Ryan (Summer) Hubbard, and Justin Hubbard; his brother Harold (Betty) Nichols of California; his former wife Norma Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mi Mi, and his sister Mildred Blackwell. A time of visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2012
O'CONNOR - Little angel, Benjamin Francis "Ben" O'Connor, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Nov. 13, 2009 at his home in Canton (Franklin Twp.). He was two years old. Born at Towanda Memorial Hospital on Oct. 5, 2007; he was one of four children in the family of John E. and Amanda M. (WELCH) O'Connor. Ben touched the hearts of all those he encountered with his wonderful personality. He loved to laugh and "fun time" with his nurses and caregivers were always special to him. Ben was a strong-willed little boy and loved every minute of every day. All those who knew and loved him will dearly miss him. Ben was the treasured son of John and Amanda O'Connor. He is also survived by his beloved sister and brothers, Brittany, Christopher and Ryan O'Connor; maternal grandparents, Rick and Mary Fran Welch of Troy; paternal grandmother and great-grandmother, Gloria and Eloise MORSE, both of Monroeton; uncles and aunts, Kimberly (Brian) Tingler of Bethesda, Ohio, Victoria O'Connor of New Albany, Mike (Melissa) O'Connor, Ira (Sandra) Morse and Duane Morse, all of Monroeton; several great-aunts; great-uncles; cousins and a heart-felt thank you to all the caregivers and friends who were very special to Ben. The family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A celebration of Ben's life will follow at 8 p.m., with Deacon Bill Graham as celebrant. A private burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations in Benjamin Francis O'Connor's name may be directed to; The Ronald McDonald Houses Charities of Central Pa., 745 West Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033. 15 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
ORWAN - Death of Mrs. Florence Viele. A Native and Prominent Citizen of Troy for Many Years. The many friends of Mrs. Florence Viele of Dunning, formerly of Troy, were sadden to hear of her death which occurred at her late home last Friday, October 9th, having been a confirmed invalid for twelve years, suffering from a stroke of paralysis, and followed by others until the end. She was the daughter of Frederick Orwan and Lucinda Adams, and granddaughter of Judge Jerry Adams. She was born in Troy, October 28th, 1843, and was considered one of his most beautiful and fascinating women of the regime of thirty years ago. Her father held a commission of Colonel in the late war, and died at Fort Smith, Arkansas. In 1864 she was married to Edward F. Perine, a prospective young business man of unusual qualification, and at that time one of the leading merchants of Troy, and many remember his sudden death in New York, where he had gone on business leaving a young bride of less than a year and babe of a few weeks, to mourn his loss. In 1869 she was again married to Giles F. Viele, another prominent business man of Troy, and resident here until about fifteen years ago, when they moved to Dunning, Mr. Viele purchasing and conducting a flouring mill there. She is survived by Mr. Viele, and four children. Edward Perine, of Waverly, N. Y., Frederick Orwan Viele of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. D. B. (Budd) Falkner and Mrs. Frances (Frank) Palmer of Dunning. The funeral was conducted from the home of her niece by Rev. Sidney Winter, and a large concourse of friends followed her remains to their last resting place in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1903
OVERREIN -CONNIE ROSE BRYINGTON. The funeral will be Saturday for Connie Rose Bryington, 53, of Alba, who died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She graduated from Troy High School and from the former Williamsport Area Community College as a licensed practical nurse. She worked for Bradford County Manor until failing health prevented her from continuing. She also had worked in a nursing home in Florida and at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. She was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church. Born April 11, 1945, in Sayre, she was a daughter of James and Charlotte Dunbar Overrein. Surviving, besides her father of Tucson, Ariz., are two sisters, Lisa Roebough of Nantyglo and Linda Hicks of Alba; a brother, Roger Overrein in Hawaii; two nephews, Jordon and Jason Overrein; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the church, with the Very Rev. Bert S. Kozen serving as celebrant. Transferal prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call at Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
OVERREIN Connie Rose BRYINGTON, 53, of Alba, PA died Wednesday,
October 14, 1998 in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Connie was born
on Aril 11, 1945 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of James Overrein and the late
Charlotte Dunbar Overrein. Connie was a graduate of Troy High
school. Following graduation she worked at the Bradford County Manor as a
nurse’s aide; she then decided to further her education in nursing and
graduated from Williamsport Area Community College as an LPN. She was
employed by Divine Providence Hospital until she moved to Florida where she
worked in a nursing home. She eventually moved back to the area and began
employment with the Manor until failing health no longer permitted her to
continue. Connie was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in
canton. Surviving are: her father, James Overrein, Tucson, AZ; Lisa
and John Roebough of Natyglo, PA, Linda Hicks of Alba; brother and sister-in-law,
Roger and InSUN Overrein of Hawaii; two nephews; several aunts, uncles and
cousins. In addition to her mother, Connie was preceded in death by a
son, Mark; a brother, James Overrein Jr.; a sister and nephew, Mary Lou and
David Reinhard. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Michael’s Roman
Catholic Church on October 17 with the very Rev. Bert S. Kozen serving as
celebrant and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may
be directed to St. Michael’s Parish, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, Pa in Connie
R. Bryington’s memory.
“Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday October 22 , 1998
JAMES OVERREIN JR., 38, of Troy RD 3 died January 21, 1988 at home. He is survived by sisters, Connie Bryinton of Troy RD 1, Linda Hicks of Troy RD 1, Lisa Rorabaugh of Conemaugh, PA; brothers, Sgt. Roger J. Overrein with the U.S. Army in Korea; father, James Overrein of Tucson, Arizona; several cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte Dunbar Sjoblom on September 22, 1986; a sister, Mary Lou Reinhard on April 18, 1981 and a nephew, David James Reinhard on April 18, 1981. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m.; at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
CARSON B. PACKARD, age 89 of Elmira, NY passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Carson was born in Alba, Pennsylvania on August 8, 1925 the son of the late Blake and Pauline Packard. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Thelma; sons, Carl (Paula), of Elmira, NY, Robert (Sherri) of Gillett, PA, and James of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; special friends, Paul & Linda, Tina & John Carl Jr., Patti and Jamie. Carson was predeceased by his sister, Marge of Montgomery, PA, son, Blake Packard and stepmother, "Effie." He was a United States Navy Veteran of WW II; a Certified Welder having worked for American Bridge Works and Westinghouse Inc. A Graveside Service will be held at Oakhill Cemetery in Troy, PA on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Military Honors will be accorded at the grave. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/2015
Jane M. PAINE, age 82, of Troy, PA died May 6, 1999 at home. She was born in Sarasota, FL on February 17, 1917. Jane was adopted by three sisters who lived with her at her Elmira Street home. She attended public school in Troy, PA and Russell Sage College in Albany, NY. Jane was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy. She was formerly employed at Macy’s Department store in New York City. Jane was a real estate agent in the Troy area and was also a teacher’s aide with the Troy area School District. She was a caseworker for the Bradford County Welfare System and was actively involved with the bookmobile. She was an avid tennis player who was frequently seen on the courts that were along High Street and was on one of the first female bowling teams in Troy. Seven ladies made up the 1939 team named the Miss Tydols, after their sponsor, Tydol Gasoline. Jane enjoyed participating in sports and watching sporting events on television. She liked horses, dogs and cats. Jane enjoyed playing cards at Canton Moose Lodge. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 16 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy with the Reverend Mary E. Kisner officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 195 Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 20, 1999
PAYNE - Arminda B (Mrs. J H) Gordinier – died at 5 o’clock
Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wallace T Newell, just a
year after the death of her husband, the Rev, J H Gordinier. Mrs. Gordinier was
seventy-four years old last December 14th. She was born at Riverhead, L.I.
While she was still young the family moved to New Haven, Conn., where she
resided until her marriage to the Rev. J H Gordinier in 1864. For many years
they were residents of this village, where Mr. Gordinier was pastor of the
Disciple Church. Of a musical family and possessing a fine soprano voice, she
was in great demand as a public singer for many years and was a great aid to
her husband in his work. Of a family of eight children only two survive, James
M Payne, aged eighty-five of New Haven CT., and Jerome Payne, aged seventy-one
of Troy, NY. The decedent is also survived by one son, Dr. C H Gordinier of
Shippensburg, Pa. and one daughter, Mrs. W T Newell with whom she made her
home, one granddaughter, Violet, and one grandson, Charles. The funeral will be
held from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
PAINE - Paine, Miss Theodora L(SRGP 77214) - aged 75, a native of Troy, daughter of the late Charles Clement and Lucy Bothwell Paine, died in her home on Elmira Street, Sunday, March 3, 1946. She was born on Feb 6, 1871. She was graduated from Smith College, Northampton, Mass, was for some years a Deaconess of Christ Church, Cincinnati, Ohio and served as a Missionary in China from 1905-1927 when failing health forced her return to Troy. Miss Paine was an avid student of national and international affairs and frequently expressed her opinion through the newspapers. She is survived by one sister, Miss Katherine B Paine, Troy; two brothers, Dr. Paul L Paine, Syracuse, NY and David Paine, Montclair, NJ; a niece by adoption Miss Jane Paine; four nephews and four nieces. Services were held from her late home at 2 pm Wednesday. Rev. J Lawrence Ware officiating with burial in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.
PATRY - Ivan "Paul" Patry, 57, of Troy, died at home while surrounded by his family on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2008. Paul was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 2, 1950, a son of the late Roland and Alice (Bedadoin) Patry. As soon as Paul turned 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a fireman on the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War. He later was employed by Penn Dot for over 20 years. On May 14, 1994, Paul married the former Marjorie Ann Lee in the Austinville Union Church. Paul was happiest when staying busy. He enjoyed collecting maple syrup, cutting wood, helping on the Larry Nichols' farm in East Smithfield and working at the Troy Fair. He was a former member of the East Smithfield Volunteer Fire Company. Paul will be remembered for his kind heart, always ready to help his family and friends when needed. His favorite times were spent with his grandchildren and taking family vacations in Maine. Paul also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and playing cribbage. Surviving are his wife, Marge, at home; two sons, Andrew Lee, at home, Matthew (and fiancée', Jessica Werkheiser) of Troy; a daughter, Bonnie (Joe) Millard of Monroeton; three grandchildren, Breana, Morgan and Kael Millard; three brothers, Roland (Loretta) Patry of Biddeford, Maine, David (Marjorie) Patry of Standish, Maine, Dennis (Diane) Morel of West Brookfield, Mass.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Katherine (Carson) Kauffman of Washington Boro, Pa., Alice Brown of Canton, Donna (Bill) Roberts, Robert Lee (Leslie Ward), Charles Lee (Shirley Leonard), Linda (Shawn) Bruce, Thomas Lee and Edward Terrel all of Troy, Barbara (Tim) Jennings of Monroeton and William Lee (and special friend Paul Megowan) of Carlisle, Pa.; Paul's best friend, Herb Morley of Ulster and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his sisters, Dolores Allard and Cecile Abcock; parents-in-law, William and Ruth Lee; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Susie Lee, Margaret Terrel and Scott Lee. Rev. Kenneth Marple will officiate a memorial service in celebration of Paul's life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. Burial will be in Troy's Oak Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday with military honors accorded. His family suggests that those who wish may direct donations in Paul's name to either the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa. 18848 or the Volunteer Fire Co., East Smithfield, Pa. 18817. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review 1/8/2008.
PECK - The Late Peleg Peck’s Long Life Reviewed -
1910 (SRGP 79533)
The subject of this sketch was the son of Peleg and Lydia Ann Peck, who removed from Rhode Island and settled in Smithfield, Pa., where the deceased was born on July 2d, 1831. When he was eight years old, his parents removed to Sylvania, Pa., where his father engaged in the lumber business. When a young man, he and his brother, the late Hezekiah Peck, purchased their fathers interest in the business, which they afterwards prosecuted with energy and success, Peleg retiring in 1882. In April, 1878, he was married to Miss Mary Virginia Cardwell, in Waverly, N. Y., continuing his residence in Sylvania, Pa., for some time afterwards. In 1884 he removed his family to Troy and purchased the then vacant lot of Pomeroy Brothers, extending from Elmira to High street. He built and lived for sixteen years (several words missing). Mrs. N. Shaw, mapped and sold the remainder and virtually opened King street, having built the entire east side. In 1890 he sold his residence, built a home and opened up the street where he lived until his death. Mr. Peck, although he possessed a kind and generous heart, was not given to emotions or sentimentality. His was one of those strong, analytical minds that weighed carefully every proposition before arriving at a conclusion. Notwithstanding the meager facilities afforded him in early life to obtain an education, his desire for knowledge and his indomitable spirit overcame all difficulties, and with characteristic force of will, he surmounted every obstacle and stored his mind with a rich fund of general information. He possessed a retentive memory and was particularly interested in ethnological land numismatic research. He was an acknowledged authority on old coins, stamps, rare prints, antiques, china, etc., possessing a valuable collection which required many years of painstaking care in its acquisition. He was fond of congenial friendships, was devotedly attached to his home and family, and could always be found on the right side of every question affecting as the public good. His fine business qualifications were often enlisted in behalf of his neighbors and friends, who had need of a safe counselor in their temporal affairs. In politics he was a staunch Democrat and was a candidate for Representative in 1875, and owing to its being the year of the presidential election and a strong Republican county, he was defeated by a very small majority. But it was always his boast, although such being the case, he ran largely ahead of the ticket in his own town, which he always said “meant more to him that the election.” He took a broad and tolerant view of the rights of others, and was a firm friend, a wise counselor, a kind neighbor, a worthy and valued citizen. His death brings to a close a long and useful life.Funeral services were largely attended from his late home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, many friends and relatives of the family being present from Waverly, Elmira and other places. The Rev. E. P. Morse, pastor of the Presbyterian church (several words missing) to the well-rounded ___ and sterling character of the deceased. The many floral emblems laid upon his bier attested the loving remembrance of friends. The remains were laid to rest on the brow of beautiful Oak Hill cemetery, overlooking the pretty village with whose interests he had been so long and actively identified. Besides his widow, Mr. Peck is survived by one daughter, Ruth, at home, and one brother, Frank H. Peck, of Elmira, N. Y., and two sisters, Mrs. George L. Peck, of Lafayette, Ind., and Mrs. W. H. Mosher, of Sylvania, Pa. W.W.C.
PECK – Peleg Peck-On Monday, November 21st, Peleg Peck, one of Troy’s
most highly esteemed residents, died at this home in this Boro, after a
lingering illness, aged 79 years. The immediate cause of his death was
attributed to neuralgia of the heart, super induced by a partial stroke of
paralysis, which he suffered some time ago. The deceased was descended from a
long line of sturdy English stock, Joseph Peck, the founder of the Peck family
in America, having emigrated from Ipswich, England, in 1638, settling in
Hingham, Mass. Peleg Peck was the son of Peleg and Lydia Ann Peck, who removed
from Rhode Island and settled in Smithfield, Pa. where the deceased was born,
July 2nd, 1831. When he was eight years old, his parents removed to Sylvania,
Pa. where his father engaged in the lumber business. When a young man, he and
his brother, the late Hezekiah Peck, purchased their father’s interest in the
business, which they afterwards prosecuted with energy and success. Peleg
retiring in 1882. In April 1878, he was married to Miss Virginia Cardwell, in
Waverly, NY, continuing his residence in Sylvania, Pa. for some time
afterwards. In 1884 he removed his family to Troy and purchased the then vacant
lot of Pomeroy Brothers, extending from Elmira to High Street, built and lived
for sixteen years in the fine residence now occupied by Mrs. N Shaw, mapped and
sold the remainder and virtually opened King Street, having built the entire
east side. In 1890 he sold his residence, built a home and opened up the street
where he lived until his death. Mr. Peck possessed a retentive memory and was
particularly interested in ethnological and numismatic research. He was an
acknowledged authority on old coins, stamps, rare prints, antiques, china, etc,
possessing a valuable collection which required many years of painstaking care
in its acquisition. In politics he was a candidate for Representative in 1875,
and owing to its being the year of the presidential election and a strong
Republican county, he was defeated by a very small majority. Funeral services
were largely attended from his late home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The
Rev. E P Morse, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated, and paid a
fitting tribute to the well-rounded life of the deceased. The remains were laid
to rest on the brow of beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery, overlooking the pretty
village which whose interests he had been so long and actively identified.
Besides his widow, Mr. Peck is survived by one daughter, Ruth, at home, and one
brother, Frank H. Peck, Of Elmira, NY and two sisters, Mrs. George L. Peck of
Lafayette, Ind. and Mrs. W. H. Mosher, Sylvania, Pa.
Susan Peckham (SRGP 11269)
Attached should be photos of Susan Sophronia PECKHAM and John Henry CALKINS, (SRGP 11268) taken in 1861.
Susan was born November 2, 1839 to Mary BULLOCK and Peleg PECKHAM, in Bradford Cty., PA. She died January 7, 1931.
John Henry was born October 29, 1839 to Sarah T. CARD and Benjamin McKean CALKINS on the Old Calkins Farm, Porter Road 77, Bradford Cty., PA. He died November 26, 1916, at his home in Sylvania.
They were buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford Cty., PA.
Kathleen M. Smith
CHARLES G. PERRY SR., 62, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 died Wednesday Nov. 25, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born July 1, 1930 in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of Coley and Elsie Green Perry. He was a mechanic for the Warner Equipment Co. in East Troy for many years and he also worked on farm machinery in his spare time. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he had a special love for gardening. Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Marjorie Barrett Perry. Charles and Marjorie Perry were married Dec. 26, 1953 and would have celebrated 39 years of marriage Dec. 26, 1992. He is also survived by his father, Coley Perry of Big Flats, N.Y.; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and David Kinner of Lawrenceville, Pa., Karen and Lewis Route of Blossburg, Pa., Teresa and Abdul Malik of Columbia Cross Roads, Diane Perry of Granville Summit and Janet Perry of Columbia Cross Roads; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Barbara Perry Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads, Harold and Lenda Barrett of Mansfield, and Ralph Perry of Columbia Cross Roads; seven granddaughters; 12 grandsons; one great-grandson; sisters, Florence Sedgwrick of Elmira, N.Y., and Louise Bristol of Granville Summit; brothers Raymond Perry of Big Flats, Oliver Perry of Monticello, N.Y., Sheldon Perry of Big Flats, Thomas Perry of Monticello, Edward Perry of Elmira and Fayette Perry of Canton; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Elsie Perry and brothers, Bernard Perry and Richard Perry. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 29, 1922 at 5 p.m. at the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, Pa. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Austinville Union Church. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. (Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy) -Towanda Daily Review
PERRY Harriet Emily Perry.
Miss Harriet Emily Perry who fell asleep in Jesus on Wednesday, May 30th, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Theodore Waldron, was born in Providence, R. I., November 15, 1833. She was converted at the age of fourteen, and led a most earnest, devoted christian life for fifty-three years, twenty-eight of which were spent in Troy, where she was identified with every line of good work. She was president of the Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church for many years; Sunday school teacher, treasurer of the W. C. T. U., benefactress to the poor, nurse to the sick, and comforter to the afflicted, flitting here and there regardless of creed or color, any body, any where, her only aim or ambition to further the cause of her Master. The funeral was held from her late residence on Saturday morning, June 2d. Her pastor, the Rev. E. P. Morse, spoke tenderly and appropriately, justly comparing her to the Dorcas of old, and also read a letter from her former pastor, the Rev. G. P. Sewall. There were many beautiful floral tributes, among them a pillow from her Sunday school class, a syckle of roses from the teachers and friends, a piece from the White Ribboners, and a bunch of roses from Edward and Elizabeth Morse, children of her pastor, all of which were borne to the grave by a committee of four ladies, representing their several churches, all of whom had been co-workers in some branch of christian work. TGR 1900
PERRY – Sarah Perry (Mrs.Theodore) Waldron - whose condition had been critical for three weeks, expired last Wednesday about noon, at her home in Elmira Street, aged 79 years. Death was due to hemorrhage of the stomach. A long time resident of Troy, Mrs. Waldron was well known. She had no children living, the nearest kindred being Mrs. Lester of Providence, RI, a niece, who was with her the last two weeks. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the home. The Rev. Edward P. Morse, her pastor officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery. [Note- 14 Feb. 1835 – 2 Sept. 1914]
EMMA PIERCE- Mrs. Robert Ayers.
Mrs. Robert Ayers whose life had hung by a thread for weeks, expired last Friday morning at her home in West Main Street. Emma Pierce Ayers was born in Troy, July 3, 1839, the only daughter of Stephen and Mary Ransom Pierce. She had three brothers all of whom have died
. Her father was an attorney who in her girlhood moved to Wellsboro. Mrs. Ayers attended the Elmira College and enjoyed other exceptional advantages for that period. She traveled widely with her father. She was married at Wellsboro, Oct. 30, 1865, to G. F. Redington of this place. Her return to Troy was welcomed by her many friends. Mr. Redington died in 1878. On January 29, 1884, she was married to Capt. Robert Ayers, a West Point officer in the United States Army, who died ten years ago last February. For more than forty years Mrs. Ayers has been a consistent, loyal member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church. Her accomplishments and graces of mind were many. She read widely and thought clearly on all subjects and expressed herself with unusual clearness. Slow to venture an opinion her conclusions and memory of events were remarkably accurate and always to be relied upon. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home, her Rector, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating. The flowers were very beautiful. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR 1915
FRANKLIN G. PIERCE - a long time respected resident of this Boro, died at 11:30 Monday evening (Oct. 21, 1907) at his home in Centre Street aged 80 years. So long as ten years ago his physicians diagnosed a heart trouble which they said might terminate in death at any moment. It was this organic disease which finally ended his long life. Mr. Pierce was born in Homer, NY and came with his parents to Bradford County to live when he was five years old. He was therefore, one of the pioneers of this region. He served his country the last year of the Civil War as an army musician and member of the 15th New York Engineers. For many years after the war his home was in Alba whence he came to Troy to reside in 1874. His musical gifts and kind, lighthearted disposition won him many friends. He had long been a member of the Baptist church. His wife survives with one son, Herman J. Pierce, and a daughter, Mrs. Merritt Case of Syracuse by a former marriage, besides three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the late home by the Rev. Otto Nichols. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
PIERCE Helen R. - Mrs. Eli Newell Expires Suddenly Monday Morning.
Mrs. Eli Newell died very suddenly at her home on Canton street, early Monday morning, of heart failure, at the age of 72 years. She was the daughter of Walter and Laura Pierce. All her life was spent in Troy and vicinity. She was one of those rare characters that was always forgetful of self and thoughtful of others. Her husband of fifty-eight years, preceded her just four months. She was a devoted mother and is survived by two sons, Wallace of this place, and Robert of Elmira; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Gray, of Elmira, also one sister, Mrs. Mary Broderick of Pompey Hill, N. Y., two brothers, Albert Pierce of Troy, and Truman Pierce of Norfolk, Va. She was laid at rest in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery, among the beautiful floral offerings and spring flowers she loved so well in life. She professed her faith in Christ in early life and was baptized by Elder Knowles, of Nova Scotia. The funeral services were conducted at her late home, Wednesday afternoon by Rev. E. P. Morse, assisted by Rev. D. H. Patterson. TGR 1912
POTTER –MARY POTTER WILLIAMS, 85, formerly of East Smithfield and Towanda, Pa. passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. Mary was born at home in East Smithfield on July 7, 1929, the daughter of Ted and Lucena Rockwell Potter. She was a graduate of SRU High School in the class of 1947. In 1948, she married John T. "Jack" Williams. In early years, Mary was employed by Durrand's Clothing Store in Towanda. She was later employed by the dental office of Dr. Joseph Kielty in Towanda for a number of years. Mary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda since 1959. Mary was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose joy in life revolved around her family. She enjoyed time shared with family and entertaining friends in her home from Towanda and her home town of East Smithfield. Surviving are her children, Brenda Abbott of Towanda, Robert E. Williams and wife Dayna Dawsey of Towanda; granddaughters, Keri Abbott Pickett and husband Curt of Laceyville, Kimberly Abbott Wheaton and husband Aaron of Towanda; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Callen Pickett, Jack and Hudson Wheaton; many nieces and nephews who were very special to her; and her life-long friend, Jane Kaye of Bentley Creek. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John T. "Jack" Williams; brothers, Glenn in infancy, Eugene Potter, Robert Kennedy; sister, Lucille Regan; nieces, Lori Fisk and Suzanne Pope; nephew, Ron Kennedy; and son-in-law, Kirby Abbott. The funeral and committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. or to Hezekiah's Hands, in care of Nancy Hughey, 318 State St., Towanda, PA in Mary's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2014
PRESTON - Mrs. Lois A. Smead - (1912) relict of Clement Smead, died December 15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. [Martha] Chas. Kennedy in East Troy, aged 77 years. Her whole life has been spent in Troy Township. (Clem grew to manhood in Troy and married Lois Preston, daughter of Colburn and Sarah, known as Sally, WEBBER Preston. To this union a daughter, Martha Helen, was born who married Charles D. Kennedy, son of Chester and Electa EARLY Kennedy. Family genealogy indicates that they also had a son, Frank, and a daughter, Ella, both who died of diphtheria in childhood. Eleanor Wolfe)
East Troy News) Mrs. Lois Preston Smead died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kennedy on Sunday morning after an illness of heart disease, aged 77 years. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. Calvin of the Baptist church of Troy officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. She is survived by the daughter above mentioned and one brother, Calvin Preston, of California. TGR 1912
PUTMAN – Azor R. Putman, 86, of Troy RD 3, died Thursday, July 20, 1961. He was a member of the Troy Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Putman; daughters, Mrs. Lester Bauman and Mrs. Howard Herrington of Troy; sons, Dean and John of Troy, Donald of Mansfield; brother Robert of Glendale, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Sunday at 2 PM, the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. – Mansfield Advertiser, 26 July 1961, p.4
Dale L. PUTNAM, age 45, of Fallbrook Road, Troy, PA, died Tuesday, January 7, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born June 29, 1951 in Sayre, PA, the son of William and Gertrude (Wood) Putnam. After graduating from high school, he joined the National Guard and was a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49. He owned and operated a farm. Dale is survived by his wife of six years, Katherine (Ammerman) Putnam; daughters, Kathy Jo Putnam, Denise Putnam, Amy Putnam, all of Troy; stepsons, Matthew and Dennis Weaver of Troy; step-daughter, Jodi Weaver of Troy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon Putnam, Julius and Barb Putnam, Robert Sr. and LaRene Putnam, all of Troy; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 11 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Fire Department Building Fund, RR 2, Box 418, Troy, PA.
PUTNAM –JULIA MARIE ‘JUDY’ LAMPHERE, 64, of Canton, PA, passed away at home on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Julia Marie “Judy” Putnam was born on August 18, 1950 in Sayre, PA, a daughter of the late John Robert and Ona (Bailey) Putnam. On June 17, 1967 Judy and Francis H. Lamphere were married in Athens. A stay-at-home wife and mother, family always came first in her life. Judy enjoyed many hobbies and possessed an outgoing outlook on life. Favorite times were shared with family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Judy was a talented cook and enjoyed crocheting and rummage sales. She loved the outdoors and all types of flowers. She fished and could watch squirrels play for hours. Surviving are Francis, her husband of 47 years, three children; Missy (George) Jennings of Canton, Janet (Raymond) House of LeRoy and Francis John (Kathy) Lamphere of Vestal, seven grandchildren; Dustin Michael, Dakota John, Blaze, Trevor, Devyn, Barbara Sue and JayLynn, three great grandchildren; Axel, Dawson and Emily Rose, two brothers-in-law; Charles Northrup of Canton and Chuck (Sharon) Lamphere of Laceyville, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Jo “Sicia” Lamphere on Dec. 3, 2012 and a sister, Mary Northrup. Family invites friends to call 11 – noon Friday, November 7, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. Rev. Tom Blackall will officiate the memorial service following at 12 p.m. Burial will be private at Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy. Those who wish may consider a memorial to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA. –Pepper Funeral Home Notice 11/3/2014
PUTNAM Marguerite Mary Northrup
62, of Canton, Pa., died
Thursday evening, Oct. 28, 2010, at Troy's Community Hospital. "Mary" to her family and friends, was born on March 15, 1948 in Elmira, N.Y. She was one of three children of the late John Robert and Ona (Baily) Putnam. She married Charles Northrup on Aug. 6, 1965 in Athens, Pa., and they were blessed with three children. Mary's faith in the Lord guided her life. She cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. A supportive and caring woman, Mary was a mother figure to many people in her life. She will be forever remembered and sadly missed by all who loved her. Mary was a member of the New Life Church in Canton. She enjoyed sharing times with family and friends, figuring out puzzle books and reading. In addition to her husband, Charles; surviving are her children, Wendy (Toni) Liguori of Bentley Creek, Charli Kay Northrup and Richard (Meagan) Northrup all of Canton; three grandchildren, Tivon, Maleki and Sevyn; a brother and sister, Bob Putnam of Elmira and Judy (Fran) Lamphere of Canton. A memorial service in celebration of Mary's life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton with her pastor, Rev. Glen Landis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy. - Towanda Daily Review, October 30, 2010
PUTNAM- Ruth Putnam Bauman, 96, of Troy, PA died on Friday, December 6, 2002 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born in Troy Township on May 30, 1906, a daughter of the late Azor and Gertrude (Walborn) Putnam. She worked at the Troy Hotel for many years and was a member of the Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for 50 years. Ruth married the late William Lester Bauman in 1934. Ruth is survived by daughters, Dorothy Kent of Troy, PA and Lucile Bauman of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Herrington of Troy, PA; sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Putnam of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, Deborah Kent of Elmira, NY, William Kent of Mansfield, PA, Danny Kent of Troy and Lori Bauman of Troy, PA; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Bauman; brothers, Dean, Donald and Jack Putnam; a brother-in-law, Howard Herrington; and a son-in-law, Murray Kent. Funeral services were private and at the convenience of the family; arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Expressions of sympathy in Ruth’s memory may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy, Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947
PUTNAM –RUTH PUTNAM BAUMAN, 96, of Troy died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002
at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born in Troy Township on May 30,
1906 a daughter of the late Azor and Gertrude (Walborn) Putnam. She
worked at the Troy Hotel for many years, was a member of the Baptist Church and
was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. Ruth is survived by two
daughters; Mrs. Dorothy Kent of Troy and Lucile Bauman of Lakeland, Fla.; a
sister, Mrs. Dorothy Herrington of Troy, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Putnam of
Mansfield, Pa.; four grandchildren, Deborah Kent of Elmira, N.Y., William Kent
of Mansfield, Danny Kent of Troy and Lori Bauman of Troy; 10
great-grandchildren; two Great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Bauman;
brothers, Dean, Donald and Jack Putnam; a brother-in-law, Howard Herrington and
a son-in-law, Murray Kent. Expressions of sympathy in Ruth’s memory may
be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy, Canton Street, Troy.
There will be a private funeral service at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc.,
110 Main St., Troy, Pa. Buried Oak Hill Cemetery. –Towanda Daily