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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Oak Hill Cemetery Listing

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 


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BENJAMIN S. SMILEY age 74 of Troy, Sunday, Sept. 29, 1963.  He was a retired barber, a member of Trojan Lodge 306, F&AM.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Herbert Wells and Mrs. Mark Scott, both of Troy; four grandchildren.  Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Jack Wise.  Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963

SMILEY –LOUISE (SMILEY) SCOTT age 79 of Troy, Pa. died at the Bradford County Manor on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000.  She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Troy, Pa. a daughter of the late Benjamin and Marie (Luther) Smiley.  Louise was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy for 66 years.  On June 9, 1943, she married Mark Scott and together they celebrated 57 years of marriage.  She is survived by her husband, Mark P. Scott of Troy, Pa.; sons, David F. (Rosetta) Scott of Elkland, Pa. and Jerry L. (Yvonne) Scott of Leroy, Pa.; daughters, Nancy S. Jennings of Troy, Pa. and Cheryl S. Miller of Troy, Pa.; sister, Ruth (Herb) Wells of Troy, Pa.; grandchildren, Shane S. (Terri) Miller of Towanda, Pa., Sara L. Jennings of Troy, Pa., Jeffrey R. Jennings of Troy, Pa., Matthew B. Scott of Leroy, Pa., Curtis M. Scott of Leroy, Pa. and David M. Scott, Daniel C. Scott and Julie S. Williams, all of Naples, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Louise is predeceased by her son –in-law, Ronald L. Jennings.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 from 9 to 11 a.m.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 121 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. or to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review
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Eliza SMITH Rockwell
Mrs. Delos Rockwell died Tuesday morning at the home in Farmers’ Valley of her adopted son Wesley Rockwell. Eliza Smith Rockwell was born in Elmira, June 29, 1836. Her father was Francis Smith, a lawyer who later located in Troy. She was married June 9, 1864 to Delos Rockwell, for many years a prominent attorney of Troy who died February 24, 1901. Mr. Rockwell had eight brothers, all of whom married, and she was the last of the wives to be taken. Within a month two others have passed on, Mrs. Orlando Rockwell and Mrs. Hiram Rockwell. Since the death of her husband she had made her home in Farmers' Valley with her adopted son. She is survived by a sister Miss Lucy Smith. Funeral services will be held at the Rockwell home at 2 Thursday afternoon, The Rev. Cameron of Sylvania, officiating. TGR 1922

SMITH -  Helen Louise REDINGTON, 90, DIED ON January 20, 1999 in Falls Church, vA.  She was the widow of Edmund Bush Redington, Cdr. USCG (Ret.) who was born in Troy, PA and buried in Glenwood Cemetery [Corrected to Oak Hill Cemetery].  Mrs. Redington was born in Waverly, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith.  Mr. Smith was a former mayor of Owego.  She was raised in Owego and was a longtime resident of the Washington, DC and northern Virginia area.  She is survived by a brother, Donald L. Smith of Owego, Children, George F. Redington of Belle Mead, NJ, Robert R. Redington of Manahawkin, NJ, Mary R. Galbraith of Encino, CA and Edmund B. Redington Jr. of Wilmington, NC; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Memorial services were held in Virginia with interment to be in Troy, PA.

C. Wayne SMYTH, Attorney, age 63 of Troy, Pa., Monday, Sept 13, 1976 as a result of an automobile accident. No calling hours. Arrangement by Vickery Funeral Home., Troy, Pa. Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church, Troy, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Friends may make contributions to the Troy Library, the Troy Civic Improvement Association, and the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Survived by wife, Mary Ann Courtney Smyth; sons, Courtney Wayne of Stevens, Pa. and James David at home, Thomas Engard at home; daughters Mrs. Richard (Mary Catherine (Mimi)) Eaton of Troy, Patricia Emily Smyth of Middletown, Pa., Mrs. Andrew (Jennifer) Jullson of South Hamilton, Mass.; brother B. Burton Smyth of Manchester, Conn., four grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.

SNEDEKER - Cora Snedeker Mitchell - (1931) aged 73 and widow of the late Charles W Mitchell, died in her home with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Augustus Snedeker, on Elmira street, shortly before noon Tuesday, July 28th, after months of failing health. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H Snedeker, pioneer residents of Snedekerville, and had been a resident of Troy for many years. She was a member of St Paul’s Episcopal Church. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by one son, Harry S Mitchell of Troy, and two grandsons, Oliver Mitchell of Brooklyn and Harry Mitchell Jr of Troy. The funeral was held from St Paul’s Church this morning. Rev. Fred W Trumbore officiating and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery- Troy.

 

SNEDEKER – William H. Snedeker - (1909) founder of the village of Snedekers, and widely known for his integrity, died suddenly last Saturday morning while on a visit to his old friend, Albert Larcom at Lakeport, Madison County, NY. Mr. Snedeker was born near Poughkeepsie, NY July 6, 1817, and had therefore reached the ripe age of 92 years, 1 month and 1 day. He learned the carpenter’s trade in young manhood, moved to Canastota and thence to Lakeport, NY where he engaged in lumbering. About 1865, the year of the big flood, he came to Bradford County and bought 1300 acres of land at Snedekers where the remaining years of his life were spent. He lumbered extensively, selling large quantities of cord wood and lumber to the Northern Central Railroad. The former was used to fire their locomotives before the adoption of coal as fuel. The cleared land he farmed, his dairy at one time numbering one hundred cows. In Canastota, in Lakeport, in Bradford County and elsewhere William Snedeker was known as an honest man. His word was as good as his bond. Intentional wrongs were unknown in his long business career and his demise is mourned by all with whom he had dealings. Of his immediate family, his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Thompson, died some years ago. The survivors are Mrs. Jerry Ryan of Syracuse, Mrs. Chas. W. Mitchell of Troy, and Augustus E. and William H. Snedeker of Snedekers. The remains were brought Sunday evening to his old home and funeral services were held from the house of his son, W. H. Snedeker on Tuesday morning, the Rev. Royal K Tucker of St Paul’s church, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill by the side of his wife and his sister who died about a year ago at the age of 94.

 

W. H. Snedeker Succumbs to Pneumonia.
William H. Snedeker, the well-known merchant and station agent at Snedekers for many years, died Friday afternoon of last week from pneumonia.  He had been ill only since the preceding, Monday.    Mr. Snedeker was born at Lakeport, Madison county, N. Y. Dec. 15, 1864, the youngest of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Snedeker, of whom only one now survives, Mrs. C. W. Mitchell of this boro.  He is survived also by his wife.  The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating.  Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

 

SNEDEKER William Henry

Local News) William Henry, youngest son of Augustus and Julia Snedeker of Snedekerville, died Friday, September 12th, of chorea, aged 7 years. He had been in poor health for some time, but on Thursday of last week a sudden change for the worse came and he died Friday, the next day. The remains were brought to Troy for burial Sunday, services being held in St. Johns church by Father Connolly, burial in Oak Hill cemetery.   TGR 1902   

 

SOPER, WARD (SRGP 04130)
 Ward Soper, a long-time and highly-respected resident of Rutland, died on Sunday, April 11.  He is survived by three brothers, Walter, Elwin and Llewellyn Soper, of Rutland, one sister, Mrs. Walker, of Potter county, and an uncle, R. R. Soper of Sylvania.  Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy.

The Late Horace M. SPALDING.
 Mr. Horace M. Spalding one of the well-known, older residents of Troy, died after a very brief illness at his home on Tuesday, May 7, 1918, at 4 p.m.  Mr. Spalding was in sympathy with every good cause.  He was kind, genial, generous, hospitable.  “Uncle Horace” to old and young, a loyal friend and neighbor.  Mr. Spalding was born in Canton, Pa., October 7, 1840.  He was the son of Andrew E. and Cynthia Holcomb Spalding, and descended from Ezra Spalding, a pioneer who put down his Jacobs-staff in 1796, a mile below Canton and suffered persecutions by the “Pennites.”  Responsibility was early thrust upon Mr. Spalding.  At the age of seventeen he was left fatherless.  When but a lad he drove his span—a man’s job—carrying passengers and freight to Towanda, Williamsport, and Troy, always equal to the occasion. Mr. Spalding could readily recall his participating in the building of the railroad through her in 1853. On May 19, 1864, he married Lovian Shepard of Granville, Pa., daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Shepard, who with one daughter and three sons survives—S. Hillis Spalding of Troy; Andrew E., of Oil City; Fred L., of Pittsburg, and Miss Cora A. Spalding. Of Troy. Mr. Spalding manifested business ability from his early youth and for many years he had been actively engaged in business, first in farming and lumbering in Granville and Laporte, Pa.  In 1872 he came to Troy and engaged in the draying business with his brother-in-law, A. M. Wooster.  From 1879 to 1890 he was in the hardware business, first with Mr. George G. Beardsley and later with Mr. Beardsley and Mr. Arthur B. McKean, under the firm name of Beardsley, Spalding & McKean.  In 1890, he bought the old Stryker coal yard and began to deal also in implements, farm products, feed, ice, etc., later taking his son S. Hillis into partnership. Mr. Spalding served Troy as burgess, councilman, street commissioner and in other capacities. He was County Commissioner two terms.  He was the oldest member of the Odd Fellows’ Lodge, Troy and a member of the Elks Lodge of Williamsport.  He was an influential charter member of the Church of Christ. The funeral at the house Friday, May 10th, at 2:30 o’clock was largely attended.  The impressive service was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. George Capetanious.  The floral tributes were numerous and very beautiful.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery the Odd Fellows committal service being real at the grave.  The bearers were Active: H. J. Pierce, D. F. Pomeroy, D. F. Rolison, F. L. Ballard, P. S. King, M. A. Davies, Honorary bearers: A. R. Johnsen, J. C. Robinson, L. J. Ballard, A. B. McKean, F. W. Hovey, G. G. Beardsley, T. Colony, J. E. Dobbins, M. J. McNulty, H. K. Mitchell, H. C. Carpenter, J. A. Parsons, A. L. Rolison, L. Bliss, T. P. Rockwell. Among the many in attendance from a distance Were: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Spalding and daughter, Virginia of Oil City; Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Spalding of Pittsburg; K. J. Manley, of Sunbury; Mrs. Mary J. Spalding of Granville; Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Spalding and son, Cecil; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. McKean of Elmira; Mrs. Omeara Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. George Shepard of Minnequa; Miss Belle Manley, Harriet Manley, H. H. Heald and Taylor Manley of Granville; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Manley, LeRoy; Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam Sechrist, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Newman, Mrs. May Sechrist, J. W. Stone, S. H. Jewell, Robert Krise, John H. Brown, John Innes, George Ross, Lawrence Manley and Orrin Jaquish of Canton; Mrs. J. H. Murray of Waverly, N.Y.; County Commissioners John Ruggles of Athens; Jessie Ellsworth of Wyalusing; Charles Crandall of Alba; Fred R. Prince, Dallas Sweet, Delbert Decker of Towanda; Robert Adams of Sayre; Representative C. P. Dewey of Gillett; William H. Bradford, F. I. Bradford of Sylvania; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ruggles, Mrs. W. H. Woodward of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Manley of Alba.   TGR 1918

SPALDING Silas Hillis
Silas Hillis Spalding [1936 penciled at top] For many years a prominent resident of Troy, and member of a pioneer Bradford County family, died in his Elmira street home Wednesday afternoon, October 21st, aged 64 years.  He had been in poor health for some months.  Mr. Spalding served the borough of Troy on the council for some years and was a Past Noble Grand in the work of Priam Lodge I.O.O.F.  He was the son of the late Horace M. and Lovina Shepard Spalding and following the death of his father, carried on the lumber, coal and farm implement business under the name of H. M. Spalding’s Son. He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Lester, a sister and two brothers – Mrs. Dwight R. Rolison, Troy – A. E. Spalding, Oil City, Pa., and Fred L. Spalding, Pittsburgh. The funeral, at 3 on Saturday afternoon, will be private and the family ask that flowers be omitted.  Rev. Ward, Jamestown, N. Y., a personal friend, will officiate assisted by Rev. H. J. Fenwick, Troy, and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

H. WILL SPENCER age 95 of Horseheads, formerly of Troy, Pa., Sunday, June 9, 1968 at the home of his son, Lawrence Spencer, Horseheads.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Ivan Spencer.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Survived by son, Lawrence Spencer, Horseheads; brother, Elwin Spencer of Elmira Heights; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of Troy Disciple Church; a farmer in Troy area; caretaker of Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy for 25 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1968

SPENCER - NELLIE ROLISON
 Nellie Rolison, 84, Troy died August 28, 1991 at Troy Community Hospital. Mrs. Rolison was born August 13, 1907 in Franklindale, a daughter of Frank and Nettie Burbank Spencer. She was employed for several years at the Troy Senior High School and at the Middle School cafeteria. She was a member of the Troy Church of Christ and a member of the Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter No. 233. Surviving are daughters, Nora and Eugene Rockwell, Granville Summit, Jean and Leroy Goodwin, Troy, Marjorie and Wilbur Morse, Canton RD, Beverly Wilson, Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Toni Rolison, Yucca Valley, CA and Charles and Arlene Rolison, Columbia Cross Roads; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl, in 1979; brothers, Burr, George and Richard Spencer; sisters, Alice Swain and Anna Benjamin. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 29 with the Rev. George Durie officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Church of Christ in memory of Nellie Rolison. (TGR, Thursday, September 5, 1991)

STACY - Mrs. Olivia Stacy Young - widow d H E young, died at the Old Ladies Home in Penn Yan, NY, last Thursday following a shock two weeks before. Had she lived until July of this year she would have been 80 years old. After the death of her husband and daughter, Mrs. Margaret Guthrie, Mrs. Young moved from her farm near Columbia Cross Roads to Troy, where she lived until three years ago, when she went to make her home in Penn Yan. She had been on a visit of several weeks to Mrs. Lee Gates and had been at the Home only about two weeks when prostrated. The body was brought to Troy Friday and the funeral was held on Saturday at the Gustin undertaking parlors. Internment was in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.

STANTON -  Grover Stanton (1930)-aged 44, died Wednesday morning, November 12th, in his home on the Roosevelt Highway between here and East Troy, after several months of failing health, induced by a fall from a load of hay last summer. He was recently in a Philadelphia hospital. Mr. Stanton was a former resident of Troy and had been employed by H B VanDyne and A B Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; mother, Mrs. Marvin Stanton, one brother, Horace Stanton of Troy; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Warner of Troy, Mrs. Bertha Darrow of West Burlington, Mrs. Gertrude Dexter of East Troy, and Mrs. Ruth Ward of Montour Falls, NY. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 at the home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Rev. Owen Barrett of East Troy will officiate.

STANTON HELEN M WARNER, Mrs. Helen M-Canton, May 2- wife of Arthur Warner of Troy, died at the Troy Community Hospital late this afternoon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the outskirts of Alba a few hours earlier. With her in the accident was the year-old son of Richard Garrison of Troy. The baby sustained a broken leg, serious cuts and possible internal injuries. It was taken to the Troy Community Hospital. Just what caused the accident is not known. The car left the highway at the southern outskirts of Alba broke off a large steel signpost and then crashed into a telephone pole. The machine was wrecked. It is thought possible that Mrs. Warner had been distracted by the baby, which was her grandson, and in attempting to do something for it lost control. Police Chief A M Fields of Canton hurried to the scene and helped take Mrs. Warner and the baby from the wreckage. Dr. A E Dann of Canton, County Coroner gave first aid at the accident scene and directed that both be taken to Troy Hospital.

STANTON –RUTH S. WARD, 90, Montour Falls, NY died April 3, 1997 at the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.  She was born on April 18, 1906 in Troy, the daughter of the late Marvin F. and Sarah L. Ward Stanton.  Surviving are her daughter, Lilian (William) Harrington; step-daughters, Helen and Virginia Ward; step-son, Irvin (Mary) Ward; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Private burial services were held in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY is in charge of arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STEVENS - Mrs. Emma Westgate –(1929) 84, widow of Orrin B. Westgate, and mother of Mrs. L. T. McFadden, died last Saturday evening, July 27th in the McFadden home, Mourland Park, Canton. She was one of the original members of the Cantonian dames and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Canton. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Park Cemetery. Mrs. McFadden and a son, Benjamin W. Westgate, survive.

STILES Sarah - Mrs. James Bothwell. (Sarah Stiles)
Mrs. James Bothwell, who had been confined to her bed about two weeks, following a run of influenza last winter, died at the home of her step-brother, Mr. Arthur McKean, on Monday morning from heart failure.  Sara I. Stiles was born in Troy township 73 years ago, the daughter of Stephen H. and Rebecca Pratt Stiles. She taught in nearby townships for a number of years before her marriage. Her husband died some years ago. She had been a member since young womanhood of the Disciple Church and enjoyed the love and respect of all who knew her. She came back about three years ago from Lima, N.Y., where she was librarian at the Seminary. One daughter survives, Miss Theodora Bothwell, teacher of music and art in the Troy schools. The funeral was held at the McKean home at 2 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Claude J. Shaffer of Center Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.  1922

STOCK ELIZABETH
DeWitt, Mrs. Ray J-aged 76, died at her home in Troy Friday evening, November 4, 1949. During her younger years, she took a very active part in the affairs of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Walter DeWitt, Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Williams, Avoca and Mrs. Sophia Strange, Sylvania; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a fine woman, greatly respected by all who knew her. The funeral was held on Monday from the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home. Rev. Harry Peters and Rev. A E Morey officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

STOCK ELIZABETH
DEWITT  Mrs. Ray J- 76, died at her home in Troy Friday evening (1949) Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Walter DeWitt of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Williams of Avoca and Mrs. Sophia Strange of Sylvania; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur Morey and Rev. Harry Peters officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

CHARLES R. STORRS, 55, of Troy, Pa., died Saturday, February 21, 1981 at home.  He was born Oct. 25, 1925 at Horseheads, N.Y., the son of Colin and Effie Kitchen Storrs.  He was a 30 year member and an honorary deacon of the First Baptist Church in Troy where he was a former trustee and Sunday School superintendent.  He was a former Cob Scout Master in Troy.  Mr. Storrs was employed by Mother Lloyd at the Martha Lloyd School for five years, F. P. Case and Sons, and recently was self-employed.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Rockwell Storrs, three sons, James of Troy, Pa., David of Houma, La. And Phillip of Wellsboro, Pa.; two daughters, Linda of Troy and Susan at home; a sister, Marjorie Fox of Tampa, Fla. and three grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

STOUT - KING, MRS. LUCINDA
Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.—Mrs. Lucinda Marie King, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Foster Strong, Saturday afternoon, Mar. 23, 1935.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Strong, Mrs. Lauretta Hogabom and Mrs. Elizabeth Bullock of Elmira and Mrs. H. W. Osler of Bernice, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Sargent, Troy; 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at the Strong home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Leonard F. Basford of the Troy Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

STRAIT -  Maria Strait (Mrs. Edmund B) Redington -(1917)-expired last Thursday night at the home in Mansfield of her cousin, Mrs. Smith Lilley. The attack of acute indigestion which alarmed her friends on Wednesday had apparently yielded to treatment and her recovery was confidently hoped for until about 7 Thursday evening when there was a recurrence of alarming symptoms and at 11 she died. Maria Strait was born at Sylvania, Dec 16, 1945, the third daughter of Maj. Isaac and Elizabeth Ayers Strait. She was married Nov 7, 1864 to Edmund B. Redington and for more that half a century had lived on West End farm, near Troy. The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Redington was observed by a family gathering at their home last November. In early life she united with the Baptist church in which through all the years of her membership she was an active worker. Surviving are her husband, two sons and two daughters: George F. Redington of Waverly, NY, Isaac S. and Martha (Mrs. H K Mitchell) of Troy, and Mrs. Lucy Smith of Elmira. Three sisters are living, Mrs. Nelson A. Maynard of Troy Township, Mrs. W. H. Bradford of Sylvania and Mrs. Cyrenus Rennells of Coudersport. The funeral was held at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon oat the H K Mitchell home, the Rev. E. J. Moss of the Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.

STRONG - Foster Strong, 72 of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Friday, Apr. 20, 1951. Mr. Strong operated a grocery and service station for 20 years. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Strong; sons, James Strong of Towanda and Edward Strong of Mosherville, Pa; daughter, Mrs. Eloise Haven of Troy; brother, Andrew Strong; uncle Daniel Strong, both of Elmira; five grandchildren. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Monday 3 p.m. The Rev. Orey Crippen.

Mary Ellen STRONG, Elmira Heights, NY died June 24, 1998. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.  Mary Ellen is survived by many close friends.  There will be no services and interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 2, 1998

STRONG William H- Prominent Columbia Cross Roads farmer, died Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 1949, in the St Joseph Hospital, Elmira. He was 66 years old and was a lifelong resident of the Cross Roads section. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen Strong, Elmira. And two brothers, Foster, Columbia Cross Roads and Andrew, Elmira. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2:30 pm. Rev. Fenton Bennett officiating with burial in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy.

STRONG William H-66, a lifelong resident of Columbia Cross Rds, died Wednesday evening Feb 9. One of the area’s more prominent farmers, Mr. Strong was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Rds Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose at Waverly.  Besides his wife, Julia Watkins Strong, he is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen Strong of Elmira; two brothers, Foster Strong, Columbia Cross Rds, Andrew Strong of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the family home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 pm.  Rev. Fenton Bennett officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

 

SUCESE CLARA BERTHA (SRGP 62951)

Strait, Bertha Sucese- died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P Sucese, Troy, March 27, 1911. Wife of Prof. George B Strait of Cazenovia, NY, aged 45 years.

 

SUCESE JULIA (SRGP 88563)
Wood, Julia Sucese-wife on Monroe Wood, died in her home her Saturday, April 24, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John P Sucese and was born on January 13, 1883. She was married twice, her first husband being the late Howard GrosJean. Mrs. Wood was of very artistic temperament and for many years headed the art dept at the Troy Fair. She was a Past Worthy Matron and a charter member of Maxwell Chapter, O E S, a member of the Golden Star Lodge of the Rebekahs and the Methodist church, She is survived by Mr.Wood, a niece, Mrs. Julia Williams, Troy and a nephew, Bennett Strait, Stroudsburg. The funeral was held in the family home on Tuesday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur E Morey with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. TROY

 

Arthur SWEET Expires Friday at Saranac Lake
Arthur L. Sweet, a well-known and highly regarded young husband and father of this boro, died last Friday evening at Rumenapp cottage, Saranac Lake N.Y., from pulmonary consumption, aged 27 years and 9 months.  He had been in steadily failing health for a long time.  Death came just before his brother, who was hurrying to his bedside, arrived.  Deceased was formerly employed in E. L. Teeters Cold Storage and later in the Troy Engine and Machine Works.  He was associated with his father-in-law, Arthur Andrus, for a time in the Troy Bakery but retired to take up out of door work as a carpenter.  Deep seated in his character were love of family and appreciation of the right.  The remains were brought to Troy Saturday on the late train and funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Universalist church, the Re. Clinton A. Moulton officiating.      The departed was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Sweet of Elmira street.  Besides his parents, wife and infant son, he leaves a sister, Miss Lucy Sweet, and one brother, Glenn, of Elmira.  Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

TAYLOR - Clara B. Taylor, 73, of Troy, Pa. Saturday Jan 26, 1946. Survived by one brother, Maynard Taylor, Sylvania, Pa.; three nephews, one niece and four cousins. Body is at the Soper funeral home in Troy where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Samuel Register. Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Submitted by Kathryn MAYNARD Nelson

TAYLOR, Miss Clara Bessie-aged 73, died in Troy on Saturday, January 26, 1946, following a stroke. She was a lifelong resident of this section, spending most of her years on the Taylor farm in Farmers Valley. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Troy. Miss Taylor is survived by one brother, Maynard Taylor, Sylvania, three nephews, one niece. The funeral was held from the Soper Chapel at 3 pm. Wednesday, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

TAYLOR Maynard H-72, of Sylvania, died at his home Monday afternoon following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, Esther Burritt Taylor; one daughter, Mrs. Carlton Wilson of Columbia Cross Rds; three sons, Kenneth of Sierra Madre, Calif, Francis of Whittier, Calif and Robert of Sylvania; 13grandchildren. The body is in the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home, Troy and this Tuesday morning will be removed to the family home where the funeral will be held Wednesday. Rev. Samuel Regester will officiate with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

TAYLOR, ROBERT S.,    Services for Robert S. Taylor, 69, Sylvania, were held Saturday, August 18, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  The interment was held  in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Mr. Taylor died Thursday, August 16, 1984 at the Bradford County Manor where he had been a resident for four days.  He was born in Sylvania, December 22, 1914, he is the son of Maynard and Esther Burritt Taylor.  He was a retired farmer and he later worked at the American Silk Label.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Groveland, Fla.  His survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn Clark.  They were married for 48 years.  Also surviving are sons; Robert H., Richard, Gary and Glenn all of Sylvania; daughters, Theadora Sickler, Sylvania and Dorothy Rogers, Dover, Delaware; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Dr. Kenneth, Fontana, Calif. And Francis, Temicola, Calif.  (TGR Aug. 23, 1984)

 

TEARS – Alice Tears Beardsley (Mrs. George G)- died at 6 o’clock last Friday evening, Dec. 16, 1910, in Dr. Nott’s private hospital in Williamsport, following an operation on Thursday for abdominal troubles. Alice was born in Troy Township February 29th 1858, the older of two daughters of Louis H and Susan Pierce Tears. From the home schools she entered the Mansfield Normal School from which she graduated in 1880. Her marriage to Mr. Beardsley on Jan 11, 1882, followed a year and a half of successful teaching. Henceforward her life was passed in this Boro. Twice with her husband she visited the Pacific coast and other trips with him supplemented her early advantages. A keen observer, she wrote and spoke on these pilgrimages with clearness, the last time publicly in Elmira three years ago for the benefit of the Young Men’s Christian Association after a trip down the Ohio river from Pittsburgh to New Orleans and the Mardi Gras, Mrs. Beardsley was a member of the Baptist church with which she united in young womanhood and also of the local Progress Club. A few years since she was received into the membership of Chemung Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She was devoted to her home and her husband, besides whom she leaves one sister, Mrs. E B Calkins of Elmira. The funeral at the home at 2 Monday afternoon was marked by a large attendance of mourning friends and a profusion of beautiful floral offerings. The Rev. Edward P Morse was the officiating clergyman.

 

DALE THOMAS, 74, of Canton, formerly of Troy, PA passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Dale Westphal Thomas was born on Armenia Mtn. March 17, 1940, a son of the late Raymond and Lena (Seymour) Thomas. He grew up in Troy and attended Troy schools. Dale was a self-employed logger all his life and was a nature enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loading shells. On August 18, 1984, he married the former Shirley Swain in Mansfield. Dale will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him as a caring man who was always ready to help others. Favorite times were visits from his grandchildren. Dale was of the Methodist faith, he attended the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) for many years. He was a life-member of Troy’s Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley; six children, Dale Thomas of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Pam Thomas of Dobson, Melissa Thomas of Memphis, TN, Mike Swain (Lacy Wilson) of Hughesville, Karen (Rick) Worthington of Towanda and Susan Adams of Canton; seven grandchildren, Aaron Hulslander, Kaitlyn Worthington, Amber Bassett, Christopher Adams, Tyler Swain, Josh Swain and Nichole Raza; four great grandchildren, Kali Stewart, Camryn Roman, Collin Roman and Colton Roman; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Gordon Reese of Blossburg, Linda Thomas of Burlington and Elma Freeman of Baltimore, MD, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Dale also leaves his devoted feline pet, Missy.

He was predeceased by two sons; Joseph and William Thomas; a granddaughter, Chortney Wilmoth; a brother, Eugene Thomas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Earl Freeman and Pauline Reese and a nephew, Paul Duane Freeman. Calling hours are 1 – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr.Canton. Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate the memorial service following at 2 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to American Heart Assoc. 1704 Warren Ave. Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/16/2014

 

THOMAS Eugene L. Thomas

73, of Ulster, PA (Burlington Twp.) died at home with family by his side on Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Gene was born on March 3, 1939 in Sayre, a son of the late Raymond and Lena (Seymour) Thomas.  A devoted husband and father, Gene married the former Linda Bradford on Oct. 4, 1969 in East Troy.  He was a“jack of all trades” type, a carpenter and handyman.  In earlier years, he worked at Trayers Manufacturing in Elmira, and later for Calkins Auto and Jesse Stryker’s Auto both of Troy.  Gene was very meticulous and took great pride in detailing cars.  He enjoyed playing horse shoes, metal detecting and collecting Lionel Trains.  He also was a great fan of Nascar’s Mark Martin.  Surviving are his wife Linda; children, Gary Thomas (Terri Heath) of Endicott, Dan Thomas (Alex Haver) of Germany and Sharlene (Keith) Wagner of Luthers Mills; grandchildren, Nesa and Kira Thomas; a brother, Dale (Shirley) Thomas of Canton; a brother-in-law, David (Elizabeth) Bradford of Gouverneur, NY; nieces, nephews and many special friends.  He was predeceased by his beloved dogs, Sylvester and Phoebe.  Friends may call 11 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton.  Chaplain Richard Davis will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m..  A private burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA.  Memorials in Gene’s name may be made to Towanda Memorial Hospice, 91 Hospital Dr. Towanda, PA 18848.   Funeral home obituary – August 13, 2012

 

JOSEPH W. THOMAS
Joseph W. Thomas, 20, of Elmira, NY died Thursday, April 7, 1994. He is survived by his father Dale W. (Shirley) Thomas of Canton, PA; mother Shirley Hubbard of Kentucky; son, Shawn; brothers, Dale R. Thomas of Nags Head, NC and William D. Thomas of Troy, PA; sisters, Pamela A. Wilmoth of Dobson, NC and Malissa L. Thomas of Michigan; grandparents, Raymond and Lena Thomas of Troy, PA. Memorial services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on April 11 with the Rev. Keith Havercamp officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

 

RAYMOND THOMAS
Raymond Thomas, 84, Bradford County Manor and formerly of Troy, PA and Armenia Mountain, died Tuesday, November 12, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA following a period of declining health. Raymond was born in his parents' home in Blossburg Twp., Tioga County on May 3, 1912.  He was the only son of the late Joseph and Mildred Reed Thomas. He was raised and grew up in the Maple Hill area near Arnot, PA. Raymond was employed as a logger by the former Case Sawmill in Troy.  He later worked at various locations for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 28 years and at the time of his retirement, was working in Southport, NY with the section gang. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Lena Seymour, Bradford County Manor; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Shirley Thomas of Canton RR 2, PA; Eugene and Linda Thomas of Springfield, PA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Zurn of the Towanda Senior Citizens Building; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Raymond was predeceased by a grandson, Joseph W. Thomas, in 1994. Memorial services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice in Mr. Thomas' memory. (TGR, Thursday, November 21, 1996)

THOMPSON - Mrs. Sylvia Wood died Sunday at Danville, aged 60 years. She is survived by one son, Monroe Wood and three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Fritz, Mrs. Lillian Merrick and Mrs. Lulu Sutton. The funeral was held yesterday morning at the home of her son in Exchange street and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. TGR 1922

VAN DIVER - ALBERTA MITCHELL
 Alberta "Bert" Mitchell, 84, of Troy, PA died Thursday, March 10, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born November 12, 1909 in Troy, the daughter of Albert and Florence Hulslander Vandiver. She was a member and past president of the Troy VFW Ladies Auxiliary, The Troy Police Department Auxiliary and was a charter member of the Troy Music Club. She is survived by daughters, Polly Barnes of Mason, OH, Martha Biehle, also of Mason, OH and Florence Powell of Brushton, NY; sons, Thomas A. Mitchell of Troy and H. Kent Mitchell of Athens; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Page of Carefree, AZ; a brother-in-law, Harold C. Mitchell of Santa Rosa, CA; two nephews and one niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry K. Mitchell Jr. in 1965; a grandson, Thomas A. Mitchell II in 1979; a sister-in-law, Janice Mitchell in 1987; and a niece, Janice. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 13 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials services for Bert were held Sunday by the Troy VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, March 17, 1994)

VANDIVER –ROBERTA R. CRANDALL of Troy, died Monday at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. after a long illness.  She attended and was organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy.  She is survived by two sisters, Henry (Bert) Mitchell of Troy and Mrs. Robert (Skip) Page of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Marion F. Vandiver of La Jolla, California; and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, with rev. Linda Liebhart officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials can be directed to Jane Paine, 265 Elmira St., Troy.  Arrangements are by the Vickery funeral Home, 40 Main St., Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review. (Died April 1, 1985.  Parents: Albert and Florence Hulslander Vandiver.)

VIELE - Giles Fonda Viele - (1918) For many years prominent in the milling interests of Western Bradford, passed peacefully away at his home near Gillett last Sunday morning, aged 88 years and 5 months. Mr. Viele was the son of Jacob and Catherine Boyd Viele. He was born at Schenectady, NY, March 1st, 1829. The family moved to Bath in 1833 and in 1840 to Elmira. Mr. Viele came with his older brother, Jacob John Viele to Troy in 1850 and took charge of the mill built by Taylor & Dobbins, but then operated by Beard & Stevens. The Viele mill stood on the west bank of the stream which flows through Alparon Park, nearly opposite the Dillon mill of later years. It was here in young manhood that Mr. Viele lost his arm. He built and for many years operated the mill which six years ago he sold to Preston Brothers, now Preston & Jaquish and also operated a smaller mill at Dunnings, near Gillett to which place he moved in 1888. He was one of the very first Pennsylvania millers to ship buckwheat flour in quantities to Southern markets. In 1869 Mr. Viele married Mrs. Florence Orwan Perine, who died in 1903. The children of this union, all living are Frederick O, of Aberdeen, Md., Mrs. David Budd Faulkner and Mrs. Francis Palmer of Gillett. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning and interment was in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy. The Rev. Osborn officiating at the home and the Rev. W R Holloway at the cemetery.

VISCHANSKY Catherine CHREPTAK, age 90, of Troy, PA died Monday, September 11, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor.  She worked in the housekeeping  department at Troy Community Hospital.  Catherine raised 14 children.  Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy (110 W. Main St.) on Friday, September 15 from 1-2 pm with a funeral service following at 2 pm Rev. David McIntire, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel will officiate with interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  A full obituary will be printed in next week’s issue of the Troy Gazette.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, September 14, 2000

VISCHANSKY Catherine CHREPTAK, age 90, of troy, PA died on Monday, September 11, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born on December 20, 1909 in Laquin, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Diakowitz) Vischansky.  Catherine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy.  She was a homemaker and worked at the housekeeping department at Troy Community Hospital as well as cleaning for various businesses and homes in the Troy area.  She raised 14 children.  She is survived by her sons, Paul Chreptak of Elmira, NY, Michael Chreptak of Holiday, FL, Adam Chreptak of Troy, PA, John Creptak of San Francisco, CA and Stephen (Kay) Chreptak of Tampa, FL; daughters, Susan Woodard of Sayre, PA, Patricia (Dave) Wright of Canton, PA, Pauline (Tom) Whipple of Burdett, NY, Ann Parker of Tucson, AZ, Catherine (Allan) Wilson of Sayre, PA, Eva (Floyd) Ward of troy, NY, Fannie (Shir) Chung-Hsin-Shih of Elmira Heights, NY and Mary (Glen) Bailey of Troy, PA; 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete Vischansky of Monroeton, PA and John (Ann) Vischansky of Pittston, PA; sisters, Helen Scopes of Monroeton, PA and Ann Stimak of Sayre, PA; numerous nieces and nephews.  Catherine is predeceased by her husband, Michael Chreptak; sister, Mary kinsman; brothers, Joseph, Michael, Wesley, Lewis, Anthony and Metro Vischansky.  Funeral services were held September 15 at the Vickery funeral Home in troy with the Rev. David McIntire, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Route 14N, Canton, PA 17724 or the Catherine Chreptak Escrow Fund, c/o The Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322 “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, Pa  Thursday, September 21, 2000

VISCHANSKY –CATHERINE VISCHANSKY CHREPTAK, 90, of Troy, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born Dec. 20, 1909 in Laquin, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Diakowitz Vischansky.  Catherine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy.  She was a homemaker and worked in the housekeeping department at Troy Community Hospital as well as cleaning for various businesses and homes in the Troy area.  Catherine raised 14 children and made sure every one of them finished high school.  She enjoyed gardening and her flowers, and was very interested in the weather and recorded it daily.  While a resident at the Bradford County Manor, Catherine learned to play the harmonica.  She is survived by hers sons, Paul Chreptak of Elmira, N.Y., Michael Chreptak of Holiday, Fla., Adam Chreptak of Troy, Pa., John Chreptak of San Francisco and Stephen and Kay Chreptak of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Susan Woodard of Sayre, Pat, Patricia and Dave Wright of Canton, Pa., Pauline and Tom Whipple of Burdett, N.Y., Ann Parker of Tucson, Ariz., Catherine and Allan Wilson of Sayre, Pa., Eva and Floyd Ward, of Canton, Pa., Rose Chreptak of Troy, N.Y., Fannie and Shir Chung-Hsin-Shih of Elmira Heights, N.Y. and Mary and Glen Bailey of Troy, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pete Vischansky of Monroeton, Pa.,  brothers, Pete Vischansky of Monroeton, Pa,. and John and Ann Vischansky of Pittston, Pa.; sisters, Helen Scopes of Monroeton, Pa., and Ann Stimak of Sayre, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.  Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Michael Chreptak; sister, Mary Kinsman; brothers, Joseph, Michael, Wesley, Lewis, Anthony and Metro Vischansky.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David McIntire, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, troy, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Route 14N, Canton, Pa. or to the Catherine Chreptak Escrow Fund, c/o to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

Joseph WAGNER.
 Our community was startled last Friday by the announcement of the sudden death of one of its respected citizens in the person of Mr. Joseph Wagner, as bout few knew that he was even ill.  He died in the Arnot Ogden hospital at Elmira, where he had gone the previous Monday for an operation.  Mr. Wagner was a workman of exceptional ability, having been engaged in the carriage business in Troy for many years, coming here in 1877, and being employed by the late Levi Bradford.  He was born in Philadelphia February 18th, 1851.  In 1879 he was married to Augusta, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Bradford, by whom he is survived.  He is also survived by two daughters, Caroline and Pauline, and one son, Louis, all of Troy, and two brothers, Paul of New York and John of Philadelphia.  The funeral was conducted from his late home on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended.  Rev. A. E. Hall spoke impressively on the uncertainty of life.  He was borne to his last resting place in Oak Hill by the following neighbors and friends:  Dr. R. C. Kendall, Dr. Wilson, B. W. Williams, W. F. DeWitt, James Lamkin and Charles Green.

WALBORN - PUTNAM, Gertrude age 91, of Troy, RD 3, Pa., Thursday, October 11, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. No calling hours. Private funeral at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. C. E. Depew. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lester (Ruth) Bauman of Troy, Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Harrington of Troy, sons, Dean of Troy, RD 3, Donald of Mansfield, John of Troy RD 3; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy and a lifelong resident of the Troy area.

WALDRON – Theodore Waldron - died quite suddenly last Thursday afternoon, September 17, 1908. Although he had been in feeble health most of the time for the last two years, there had been nothing to indicate an immediately fatal result and his death came as a distinct shock to his neighbors and friends. Mr. Waldron was the son of Leonard and Clarissa Andrews Waldron of Bristol, RI. He was born at the latter place, Sept. 27, 1830, the youngest of three sons, one of whom, Alfred B Waldron, of this place still survives. Theodore Waldron came to Troy about 1850. He engaged in the work of contracting and building with his brother for some thirty years. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Anna Parsons, daughter of the late Dr. Alfred Parsons, of Troy. His second wife, who survives him was Miss Sarah Perry of Providence, RI. Having acquired a competence through his labor and thrift, he retired from active business many years ago and devoted his attention to the care of his home and garden. He united with the Presbyterian Church of Troy on confession of his faith in 1858. For nearly fifty years, from September 18th 1866 to February 1st, 1906, when he retired at his own request, he served the church as a ruling elder. For a period of years he also served the congregation as church treasurer. The funeral was held from his late home on Saturday afternoon, his pastor, the Rev. Edward P Morse, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

WARD - ELORA MATTOCKS
 Elora Mattocks, 93, of 333 Main St., Vestal, NY died Monday, February 3, 1992 in the Chenango Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born October 11, 1898 in Troy, PA, she was the daughter of Mark and Edna Foster Ward.  She was raised in the Troy area and graduated from high school there. Following her schooling, she worked in the Nestle plant in Troy before her marriage. In 1920 she married Clay Mattocks in Johnson City, NY.  He died in 1948.  She was a housewife while in Johnson City, spending her time in raising her family.  Following the death of her husband she returned to Troy where she was a housemother at the Martha Lloyd School until her retirement. She is survived by sons, Durland Mattocks of South New Berlin, NY and Lewis Mattocks of Waverly, TN; three grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Ward of Vestal and several nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral services. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy. Arrangements were by the Devine-Wilson Memorial Home in Norwich, NY. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Mattocks may be made to the Martha Lloyd School Troy, PA. (TGR, Thursday, February 13, 1992)

WARD - ELORA MATTOCKS (revised)
 Elora Mattocks, 93, of Vestal, NY died Monday, February 3, 1992 in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.  She had fallen and punctured a lung at the end of November and did not recover full health after that. She was born October 11, 1898, the daughter of Mark and Edna Foster Ward. Mrs. Mattocks attended school in Burlington, PA.  She married Clay Mattocks in 1920 and raised their family in Leona, PA.  Following the death of her husband in 1948, she was a housemother at the Martha Lloyd School until her retirement. She is survived by sons, Durland Mattocks of South New Berlin, NY and Lewis Mattocks, Waverly, TN; grandchildren, Jolon Holland and Gordon Mattocks, both of TN and David C. Mattocks, LeRaysville, PA; great-grandchildren, Pam and Nathaniel (Jolon's) Nichole and Carissa Mattocks (David's), Jason and Rebecca Elora Mattocks (Gordon's); brother, Ernest Ward of Vestal, NY; several nieces and nephews. There were no funeral services.  Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Mattocks may be made to the Martha Lloyd School, Troy, PA. Ed. Note:  This obituary has been revised to include information received by one of the grandchildren of Mrs. Mattocks. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)



WARNER - ACHSAH MAY
 Achsah I. (Warner) May, 82, of Troy, PA, died Sunday, March 15, 1998 at home. She was born March 16, 1914 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Stanton) Warner. Achsah retired from GTE after 22 years of service and was a former waitress at Bauldoff's Diner in Troy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, the Sylvania Women's Club and the Troy Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by her daughter, June Earle of Troy; son, Richard (Donna) Garrison of Troy; grandchildren, LuAnn Sykora of AL, Cindy (Rodger) Hall of FL, Penny (Jerry) Nehls of Jersey Shore, PA, Charles (Patti) Earle of Troy, Pasty (Tracy) Rusher of VA, Nikki (Scott) Woodward of Troy, Tina (Lyle) Wisel of Troy, Richard (Teresa) Garrison Jr. of Canton, OH; step-children, Becky Groover of Troy, Jason Stewart of Horseheads, NY; 13 great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; special nephews, Merle Brown Sr. of Troy, Willitt (Sherrill) Brown of Maine, as well as several other nephews and nieces; special friend, Raymond Garrison of Jobs Corners, PA. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 17 with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy, officiating and interment to be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Pallbearers will be Merle Brown Sr., Charlie Earle, Scott Woodward, Willitt Brown, Mert Brown and Chris Nehls. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, Canton St., Troy, PA 16947 or the Troy Fire Dept, RR 2, Box 418, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, March 19, 1998)

WATKINS Mrs Alice L. Ward, [SRGP 82063]  66, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. died at the family home at 7:45 o'clock Tuesday morning, She is survived by sister, Mrs Flora H. Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. The Rev. Mr. Morse of Troy will officiate. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery Troy.
Watkins - Mrs Alice L. Ward, 66, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died at the family home at 7:45 o'clock Tuesday morning. She is survived by a sister, Mrs Flora H. Kennedy, of Columbia Cross Roads. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. The Rev. Mr Morse, of Troy,Pa., will officiate. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. (Mrs. Flora H. KENNEDY is nee WATKINS. So judging from this Mrs. Alice L. Ward would possibly be the daughter of Orville E. Watkins and Harriett L. Curtis based on your information on the Kennedy/Canedy site for the parents of Flora Hager KENNEDY. Flora H. Watkins d: 9 Jul 1935 age 75 yrs. She was married to William W. Kennedy (1849-1912) s/o Hosea Kennedy & Letetia Wilson. Note from Patsy Hittel-Gore)

WALTER WATSON, 60, a lifelong resident of Bradford County, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 7, 1998 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born on his parent’s farm in Windfall, April 29, 1938.  Walt was one of two sons born to Nelson and Helen Watson.  He was educated in the Troy School District until the boundaries were changed and was later transferred to the Canton Area School District.  Walt was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1956, having been a key player in the very first Old Shoe Game.  He was employed the Troy Agway for 36 years as a driver and a driver trainer.  Walt’s farm background instilled in him a love of farm equipment, especially tractors, and he was a member of the Northeast PA Tractor Pullers as well as the NTPA Tractor Pullers.  He was a many of high visibility in the Troy Community and was always an active participant in the Troy Fair.  Walt had a close relationship with the Lord and he was a very involved member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy.  He served as an Elder for many years and was always ready to assist in any task, large or small.  Often Walt would tend to the little things before they grew into bigger things.  A simple man who was never one for fanfare, Walt could best be described at the quiet disciple, ever present.  Walt is survived by his wife, the former Allene Morris, at home; a son, Thomas Watson of Charlotte, NC; stepsons Timothy and Thomas Brown of Troy; James (and Leslie) Hawkins, Moscow, PA; and Roger Hawkins of Canton; stepdaughters Frances Hawkins Trick and Nancy Hawkins (and Michael) Neff, all of Canton; stepmother Roselee Watson, Elkland, PA; sister-in-law Anna Watson, Elmira; mother-in-law Mary Adda Morris, Troy; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Nelson and Helen and his brother Raymond D. Watson Sr.  Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, September 11 at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy.  There will be a private time to which all family members are invited Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, after which calling hours will resume from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, with the Rev. Brian Hislop officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy.  The family will provide flowers and suggest that memorials in Walt’s name be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial fund, c/o Annis Gustin, 121 W. Main St., Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Walter WATSON, 69, a lifelong resident of Bradford County, PA, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born on his parents’ farm in Windfall, PA April 19, 1938, Walt was one of two sons born to Nelson and Helen Watson.  He was educated in the troy school District until the boundaries were changed; he later transferred to the Canton Area High school.  Walt was a graduate of Canton High, class of 1956, having been a key player in the very first Old Shoe Game.  He was employed as a driver and a driver trainer by Troy Agway for 36 years.  He was a member of the Northeast Pa tRactor Pullers as well as the NTPA Tractor Pullers.  Walt was a member of the first Presbyterian Church of troy and served as an elder for many years.  Walt is survived by his wife, the former Allene Morris, at home; a son, Thomas Watson of Charlotte, NC; stepsons, Timothy and Thomas Brown of Troy, James (and Leslie) Hawkins of Moscow, PA and Roger Hawkins of Canton; stepdaughters, Frances Hawkins Trick and Nancy Hawkins (and Michael ) Neff, all of Canton; step-mother, Roselee Watson of Elkland, PA; sister-in-law, Anna Watson of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Mary Adda Morris of Troy; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Helen and his brother, Raymond D. Watson Sr.  Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy on September 12 with the Rev. Dr. Hislop officiating and interment to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Arrangements were under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials in Walt’s name be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Annis Gustin, 121 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  September 17 , 1998

WESTPHALL - NINA SEYMOUR OF COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS SUCCUMBS
Mrs. Nina Seymour, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads died Monday at the Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and WSCS, and was a lifelong resident of the Columbia Cross Roads community. Mrs. Seymour is survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Velma Simpson of Norwich, Mrs. Raymond (Lena) Thomas of Troy; sons Harry, Wayne, Glenn and Frederick Seymour, all of Columbia Cross Roads; one brother Erwin Westphall of Spencer, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ann Palmer, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy.

WILBUR -  Mrs. Benjamin Knights
 Mrs. Addie Wilbur Knights, wife of Benjamin Knights of this place, died last Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Reynolds in Elmira. She was about 50 years old.  Mrs. Knights went of visit her sister about six weeks ago and shortly after was seized with a stroke from which she never rallied.  She is survived by her husband and one son, Guy at home, two sisters, Mrs. Seymour Teachout of Oneonta and Mrs. Frank Reynolds of Elmira and one brother, George W. Wilber of Cooperstown, N. Y. The funeral was held at the home of her sister on Sunday afternoon. The remains were brought here Monday and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR1918

KENNETH A. WILLIAMS
Kenneth A. Williams, 74, of Sayre, died Friday, August 16, 1991. He was born in Canton, PA on September 1, 1916, a son of Elwin Williams and Jessie Sechrist. Kenneth was a past member of the Sons of Italy and Civilian Conservation Corps.  He was a retired employee of Remington Rand Corp. of Elmira, having been employed there for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lawrence Hulslander of Millerton, PA and Patricia and Robert Reynolds of Troy; sister, Shirley Morgan of Canton; brother, Richard Williams of Licking, MO.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Tamey Taylor of ND, Shelley Hulslander of Millerton, PA, Robert Reynolds Jr. of Inkerman, PA and Kevin Reynolds of Shickshinny, PA; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Williams was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Williams; sister, Martha Ingerick; and brothers, Byron Carroll and Leroy Williams. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing may contribute to the American Lung Association, Finger Lakes Region, 410 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991) His father's name is Edwin not Elwin.

WINNIE , Fannie (SRGP 51500) -Mrs. Emmett Baker expired Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at her home in Centre street, aged 71 years. Mrs. Baker’s maiden name was Fannie Winnie, and she was a native of Amsterdam, N. Y. Her married life was spent in Rutland, Tioga county, and in Troy township until the death of her husband eight years ago when she moved to this boro. Her only son died some years since. Of nine sisters and brothers, two sisters only survive, residents of Amsterdam. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral was held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the home, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.  TGR 1911

WOODARD - PALMER, Mrs. Edward - Mrs. Belle WOODARD Palmer  [SRGP 14325] expired Monday morning at her home near this boro following several months of ill health, aged 41 years. Deceased was the wife of Edward S. Palmer and her home before marriage was in Armenia township. With the husband are left two daughters and two sons - Mrs. Adaline Lewis, Lou Palmer and William and Clyde, young boys at home. A brother of the departed also survives. Judson Woodard and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Andrus of Troy, Mrs. Lula Gates of Columbia X Roads, and Mrs. Nettie Elliott of near Bath, NY. The funeral services were held from the home at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Samuel Early officiating Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. [died 21 October 1907]

WOODARD -  ANDRUS, Mrs. Elizabeth - [SRGP 82166] Mrs. Elizabeth Andrus, wife of Arthur Andrus, died Sunday morning at her home in this boro. following a long illness from pulmonary consumption, aged 44 years; less than a week after the death of her sister, the late Mrs. Edward Palmer. Much of Mrs. Andrus' time for the past few months had been spent with her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Sweet, near Austinville. Her husband survives, one son, James, and the daughter above referred to. She was a member of the Austinville M. E. Church. The funeral at 1 yesterday afternoon was conducted by Rev. R. C. Hebbiethwaite. [died 27 October 1907 ]

WOODRUFF -   Mrs Celinda YOUNG, died at the home of her son John M., in Athens on Tuesday, 20th instant, age 83 years. Celinda Gregory YOUNG was the daughter and oldest child of Jesse and Polly DOBBINS WOODRUFF, and was born in Towanda July 14, 1815.  She married Edward YOUNG, who came from Lincoln, England, and the young couple settled on the farm in Columbia township which was so many years the YOUNG homestead.  There were three sons born to them: William J., lawyer and Ex-Prothonotary of Towanda; Henry E., a farmer who died a number of years ago; and John M., proprietor FOREST House, Athens, Mrs. Harriet(Mudge) WINSTON was a member of the family from the time she was a little child until her marriage, and has always been held in the warmest affection by the family.  Mr YOUNG died in 1867 , and from that time on Mrs. Young has made her home with her sons, most recently with William. Mrs. YOUNG was a woman of broad intelligence and fine social qualities which won her many friends, and her home was one of genuine hospitality.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Her remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery Thursday 22nd instant.

Afton M. WOOSTER   Death of a Former Trojan
The remains of Afton M. Wooster, who for many years was a prominent resident of Troy, were brought here for burial on Wednesday last from his late home in Elmira, where after a long and painful illness he departed this life on Monday last. Mr. Wooster was born in LeRoy township, February 5, 1849, a son of Malvin and Fidelia Wooster. Left an orphan at five years of age, Mr. Wooster was reared in the family of L. D. Taylor at Granville Centre. He received a common school education, and on reaching his majority engaged in farming one year in troy township, on the farm now occupied by Ira Parsons. He was married on November 16, 1870, to Philena, daughter of Dr. S. W. and Amanda Shepard of Troy. He settled in Troy boro in 1872, and for six years was engaged in the draying business. In 1878 he embarked in the grocery business with O. E. Boothe, in which he successfully continued for several years. This firm was later dissolved. Mr. Boothe retiring Mr. Wooster taking as a junior partner, A. L. Rolison, from which firm Mr. Wooster later retired himself, and went to Athens to reside, being engaged as a commercial traveler, when his health failed, and for the past few months he has been a great sufferer from Bright’s disease. He later moved to Elmira. His funeral conducted from the Disciple church last Wednesday afternoon, was in charge of undertaker Bloom and largely attended. The Rev. G. H. Gordinier officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Phoenix. The remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Wooster is survived by a wife and three sons, Melvin and Harold of Elmira, and Frank in the U.S. navy, now stationed in Birmington, Washington. TGR 1904

YOUNG - Harry Young, 70, of Snedekerville, Saturday, Feb. 16, 1963. He was a member of the Coryland Presbyterian Church. Survived by sister, Mrs. Beatrice Warner of Troy; brother, Tracy Young of Gillett. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Orey Crippen. Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.

Death of John M. YOUNG.
John Means Young died at his home in this borough Friday afternoon, the 6th instant. Mr. Young had been ill for several months with affectation of the heart. He was able to be about the house until Wednesday evening when he was suddenly taken worse and remained unconscious until his death. Mr. Young was born in Columbia Township June 24, 1841. His father, Edward Young, was a native of Lincolnshire, England; his mother being Celinda Woodruff of Towanda. His early live was spent in farming, but for the past 25 years he has been well known and popular as a hotel landlord. He was the proprietor of the old Adams House in this place for a number of years, where the Court House now stands. Afterwards he was landlord of the hotel at Burlington, then the Williams House of this place, later the Canton House, The Oak Ridge hotel at Elmira Heights, the hotel at Columbia X Roads, and last the Forrest House at Athens. He was married October 18, 1866, to Harriet, daughter of James and Martha Bullock, who survives him. He is also survived by one son, Edward J. Young. The funeral was largely attended Sunday afternoon from his late home. The services were conducted by Rev. Amanda Deyo in a simple but impressive manner and the interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR 1900

YOUNGS LOUISE ARITTA
Mrs. Louise Bennett, Of Troy Passes Away -  Mrs. Louise A. Bennett, 84, of Troy died Thursday at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy, and was a member of the Maxwell Chapter, OES, No. 233. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Hiram Bennett; a son, Hiram Bennett, Jr. of Philadelphia; a foster son, Allen Bennett of Troy; and a half-sister, Mrs. Allen Haglund of Brooklyn, N.Y. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at her church, with the Rev. Samuel W. Hale Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy. The Vickery Funeral Home in Troy is in charge of arrangements.


?  LUTILDA E. –MRS. BARTON MOTT died January 12 1925 in Troy, Bradford Co., PA age 89 years.  Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  –Vickery Funeral Home Records.
 

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