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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Park Cemetery, Canton Borough, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

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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ADAMS
 Adams, Edward, 91 of Athens RD2, died Friday evening, Feb. 19, 1971 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a short illness.
 Born in Johnson City, April 4, 1879, He had resided in Athens RD-2 for the past 27 years.  Surviving are his wife, Edith at home; four sons, Robert of Binghamton, Lyle, Edward and Donald, all of Athens RD-2; three daughters, Harriett Shaughnessy of Binghamton, Mrs. Hazel Ford of Binghamton and Mrs. Mildred Holcomb of Maine, N.Y.; a brother Floyd Palmer of Cadis, N.Y.; a sister Mrs. Anna Wheeler of Norfolk, Va., five stepsons Wesley Pelton of LeRaysville, Leon Pelton of Vestal, James Pelton of Clarks Summit, Leonard Pelton of Susquehanna and John Pelton of Chenango Forks; 36 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home 111 S. Main St., Athens, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Rev. Elmo Snedeker pastor of the Litchfield United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.

 

ADAMY Emma R Leischman

Mrs. John Leishman a former resident of Canton, died Sunday, January 10, 1926 at her home in Toronto, Canada.  The remains were brought to Canton and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist Church.  Interment was made in Park Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

LAURA ALLEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Allen, of this place died November 7, (1918), of influenza, aged 15 years.  The funeral, which was private, was held at the Allen Residence November 10, with interment in the Park Cemetery, Canton.

AMEIGH –DENA of 43 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton, Penna., Saturday, April 27, 1974 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Francis Segur.  Friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse Funeral home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, Penna.  Funeral and committal services will be held Monday, April 29, 1974 at 2 p.m., Rev. Thomas Logston officiating, burial Park Cemetery, Canton.  Survived by husband, Terry Watts of Canton; daughter, Mrs. Francis (Janet) Segur of Canton; sons, Bruce Watts of Canton and Stuart Watts of Elmira, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Gertrude Morse of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and member of Union Center Grange.  She was born October 2, 1895 the daughter of Frank and Nettie Collins Ameigh.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1974

Gerald Merle AMEIGH, 79, formerly of Troy and Albam PA died Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at the Bradford County manor after a period of declining health.  Gerald was born November 5, 1919 in Canton, PA, the son of the late Archie and Daisy Terry Ameigh.  Gerald was a hard worker and held various jobs throughout the Canton area.  He married the former Jennie Phillips at her home in Alba on May 22, 1943.  They spent many years together in Alba until moving to the Troy area.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy and was a former long time member of the Alba Christian Church.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Jennie; daughters and sons-in-law, Daisy and Harry Scouten of Troy, PA, Amanda and Carlos Herrera of Troy, Donna and Victor Vough of Athens, RR 1, PA and Connie and Lloyd Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, sons and daughter-in-law, Archie Ameigh of Friendswood, TX and Mickey and Elizabeth Ameigh, Dalton, PA; 16 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, sister, Velma Shedlock of Elmira; nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his mother and father, Gerald was preceded in death by his step-mother, Estella Ameigh.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial services were slated to be held Friday, December 4 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Troy with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and the Rev. Paul Barrett assisting.  Burial will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr. Ameigh’s memory.  Troy Gazette Register

GERALD MERLE AMEIGH, 79, FORMERLY OF Troy and Alba, PA died Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor after a period of declining health.  Gerald was born November 5, 1919 in Canton, PA, the son of the late Archie and Daisy Terry Ameigh.  Gerald was a hard worker and held various jobs throughout the Canton area.  He married the former Jennie Phillips at her home in Alba on May 22, 1943.  They spent many years together in Alba until moving to the Troy area.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy and was a former long time member of the Alba Christian Church.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Jennie; daughters and sons-in-law, Daisy and Harry Scouten of Troy, PA, Amanda and Carlos Herrera of Troy, Donna and Victor Vough, of Athens, RR 1, PA and Connie and Lloyd Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads; sons and daughter-in-law, Archie Ameigh of Friendswood, TX and Mickey and Elizabeth Ameigh, Dalton, PA; 16 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Velma Shedlock of Elmira; nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his mother and father, Gerald was preceded in death by his step-mother, Estella Ameigh.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial services are slated to be held Friday, December 4 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Troy with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and the Rev. Paul Barrett assisting.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA in Mr. Ameigh’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

AMEIGH –GERTRUDE V. MORSE.  Age 89, formerly of 9th Street, Elmira Heights died peacefully Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. She was born May 31, 1914 in Canton, PA daughter of the late Frank and Nettie (Collins) Ameigh. Gertrude was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed her family very much. She was a member of the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, Holly Rebecca Lodge #249, Home Bureau and the Chemung Valley Senior Citizens in Elmira Heights. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Judith Morse of Horseheads, daughter-in-law, Elaine Morse of Benson, NC, 10 grandchildren, 16, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband Russell C. Morse in 1965 and her son Phillip L. Morse in 1995. A memorial service will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzeller officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Park Cemetery, Canton, PA. Memorials are directed to the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY  -Elmira Star Gazette.

ANDRUS –IDA WALBORN LEE died January 19, 1937 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Austin in Canton at the age of 63.  She is survived by her husband, John Lee; two daughters, Mrs. George Shaffer of Alba and Mrs. Lawrence Austin of Canton; two sons, Gerald Walborn of Canton and Donald of Leolyn; three brothers, Mack Andrus of Canton, Earl of Williamsport and Robert of Reading; fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon in the Baptist Church and burial was made in Park Cemetery.

 

AUSTIN Mary Lou Parsons

73, of Canton, PA, wife of Philip, died on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Broad Acres Home in Wellsboro. Born on November 26, 1939 in Canton, Mary Lou was one of seven children of Lawrence and Alice (Walburn) Austin. She was a 1957 graduate of Canton High School. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Mary Lou worked for many years at American Silk Co. in Troy and Canford's manufacturing in Canton. She was of the Baptist faith. Family was most important in Mary Lou's life. She enjoyed swimming, reading, crocheting, shopping trips and traveling. Mary Lou also made candy Easter eggs and weaved yarn in plastic canvas, which helped finance trips to Hawaii with her daughter. Surviving are her husband, Philip; a daughter, Kathy (Mike) Rausher of Roaring Branch; two siblings, Jane (Donald) Rockwell of Pine City and Dr. Fred Austin of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also her dog and companion, Missy. Mary Lou was predeceased by four siblings, Doris Russell, Edna Schmick, Lawrence and Bob Austin. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Thursday and 1-2 p.m. Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral will follow on Friday, May 31, with Rev. Don Rockwell officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Memorials in Mrs. Parson's name may be made to Broad Acres Activity Fund, RR 3 Box 249, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Star Gazette – May 31, 2013

 

DAVID W. AYERS
David W. Ayres, 10 weeks, of Granville Summit RD 1, died January 25, 1990 at home. David was born November 16, 1989 at North Towanda Township, the son of Wayne A. and Rhonda Hunsinger Ayers. Surviving in addition to his parents of Granville Summit RD 1 are maternal grandparents, Carl and Betty Ayers of Granville Summit RD 1; maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Wright of Stevensville and Minnie McCaslin of Bentley Creek; paternal great-grandparents, Merrill and Florence Ayers of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and Beatrice Moore of Troy RD ; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held January 28 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Park Cemetery, Canton. (TGR, Thursday, February 1, 1990)

WILSON V. BACON (1920) a resident of Canton for half a century, died at his home last Friday evening, aged 68 years.  For a number of years he was associated with the late John Griffin in the dry goods business, the firm being Griffin & Bacon. Later, when Mr. Griffin retired, the firm became Bacon & Ronan.  Upon the death of Mr. Ronan the firm was conducted by Mr. Bacon and Mrs. P. J. Ronan until it was sold to J. W. Merritt & Son.  He had a serious heart trouble, but was not considered in a critical condition.  He drove his car to town the day of his death.  The news that he had died came as a shock to his friends.  He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. William Wheatley of Hornell, three brothers and one sister.  The funeral was held from the Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton)

BACORN –RUTH CEASE WILCOX, 84, formerly of Canton died peacefully, March 15, 2002 at the Phyl-Carlo retirement Center in Gillett, PA.  Born on July 16, 1917, in Sullivan County, she was one of 13 children born to the late Floyd and Julia Chapman Bacorn.  She was a member of the New Life Church in Canton; had a strong faith in the Lord and prayer was very important to her.  She will be remembered by family and friends as the “prayer warrior”.  Her main interest throughout life was her home and family.  She was a private but friendly person always willing to lend a helping hand.  Surviving are: husband, Kenneth Wilcox, Binghamton, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Phil Taylor, Troy; Shirley and Dave Manzer, Mansfield; her grandchildren and their spouses, David B. Manzer, Waverly, NY; Denise (Bob) Poulin, Gillett, Allan (Janine) Taylor, Troy; Carla (Gordon) Forsyth, Greenwich, CT; several great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; sister, Isabell Wiles, Towanda; brothers, Merton Bacorn, Lowman, NY; Calvin Bacorn, Waverly, NY; Vernon Bacorn, Overton, PA, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Cease, July 31, 1984, a son, Ronald Cease in 1997 and several siblings.  The funeral service was held March 18th at the Pepper Funeral Home with her pastor Rev. Glen Landis, officiating.  Burial was in Park Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CARMELITA BAILEY LEE
 Carmelita Bailey Lee, 78, of Rest Haven, Schuykill Haven, PA, formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, March 4, 1992 at Good Samaritan Hospital Pottsville. She was born April 10, 1913 in Canton, the daughter of Orville and Blanche McCraney Bailey. Mrs. Lee was a graduate of Canton High School.  She was employed as a telephone operator for the Canton Telephone Company.  Later she was hired as one of the first employees at Canford Manufacturing, now Canton Manufacturing. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Leon Austin of Cressona, PA; son, John Lee; three grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Harold Coe, Elmira; brother, Ernest Bailey, Canton. She was predeceased by a great-grandson, Matthew Austin, in December 1990. Funeral services were held March 7 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in Park Cemetery, Canton. (TGR, Thursday, March 5, 1992)

BAILEY - JUNE, Virginia
On the morning of Sunday, January 11th, 2009, Virginia (Bailey) June, formerly of Canton, diedquietly at The Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly. She was 91 years of age. Born June 14th, 1917 in Elmira, she was the daughter of Glen and Leah (Sherman) Bailey. She was the widow of Royce June, who diedin 1969. Virginia enjoyed embroidery, playing cards, and the company of friends and family. She had a deep abiding faith in the Lord, and while health permitted, she enjoyed the Christian Fellowship of the First Baptist Church in Canton. Virginia is survived by her son, Roger (Mary Catherine) Whiting of Troy, PA; daughters, Joan (J.W.) Mitchell of Elmira, Sharon (Frank) Dunkle of Pine City, NY, Berdene Whiting of Lyons, NY; brother, Glen (Mary) Bailey of Troy; sisters, Nancy Passeri of Canton, and Jackie Wesneski of Ogdensburg; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce June; an infant daughter; brother, Mark Bailey; sisters, Anna Miller, Kathleen Terry, Norma Porter, Freda Bailey, Joann Bailey, Joyce Bailey, Lorraine Warner. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA. Service will be at 2 p.m. with Rev. Norman Pierce, her Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the 3rd floor nursing staff at Elderwood Nursing Facility of Waverly for their loving care.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/12/2009

BARROW Fred W. Barrow
57, retired Pennsylvania Railroad telegrapher, died Wednesday morning, Mar. 19, 1941, at his home in Canton, Pa. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Francis Robbins and Miss Harriet Barrow, and one son, Robert, all of Canton; one brother, Ray, of Johnson City; two sisters, Mrs. Merlin Miller and Mrs. Roselle Landon, both of Canton. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 pm with burial in Park Cemetery, Canton.  (Note: Mrs. Meriln Miller is the former Mary Edith Barrow  and Mrs. Roselle Landon Is the former Margaret Barrow)

Fred W. Barrow died Wednesday March 19, 1941. He was 57 years old and death was caused by a heart attack. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Robbins, Miss Harriette, and a son Robert, all of Canton; one brother Ray, of Johnson City, two sisters, Mrs. Merlin Miller and Mrs. Rozelle Landon, both of Canton. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 pm from his late home, and burial will be made in Park Cemetery.

BARROW Fred W
Fred W. Barrow died Wednesday March 19, 1941. He was 57 years old and death was caused by a heart attack. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Robbins, Miss Harriett, and a son Robert, all of Canton; one brother Ray, of Johnson City, two sisters, Mrs. Merlin Miller and Mrs. Rozelle Landon, both of Canton. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 pm from hi slate home, and burial will be made in Park Cemetery.

HARRIET E. BARROW, 90, Canton, died peacefully, September 29, 2004 at the Sherwood Personal Care Home, Canton.  Born in Trout Run on May 3, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Gertrude (Hill) Barrow.  She and her family moved to the Canton area in the late 1920s.  She graduated from Canton High School wit the class of 1932.  In 1936 she graduated from Millersville State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education.  Miss Barrow taught at the one room schoolhouses of Joe Hill and South Union (Union Twp.) for a number of years.  In 1943 she accepted a civil service position with the department of the Army and worked at the Pentagon until 1967.  She was then employed with the newly created archives at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.  She retired as an assistant archivist for records management in 1982.  Miss Barrow was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Church.  Surviving are a sister, Frances B. Robbins, Canton; brother-in-law, Robert H. and Martha (Conrad) Barrow, Leesburg, FL; several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 9, 2004, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with her pastor, Rev. Dean Walrath, officiating.  A private family interment will follow in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  Her family suggests that memorials be made to the Green Free Library at N. Center, St., Canton, PA.  It was her desire to help supply the library with large print books and audiotapes for the visually  handicapped. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BASSETT –ALICE STORRS, 88, lifelong resident of Canton, died February 4, 2000 at the Highlands Nursing Home, Laporte.  Born at her family’s home in Canton, July 30, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Sarah Olinger Bassett.  As a young woman, she married Lamar Storrs in the Canton Church of Christ, January 29, 1933.  Together they made their home on a small farm located in Canton Twp.  She assisted her husband in the daily operation of their dairy farm.  Following the death of her husband in September of 1953, she cleaned various homes and worked in her home, washing and ironing clothing for area residents.  Later she accepted a position at the Canton Ben Franklin store, where she worked for 20 years, retiring in 1974.  She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed reading and working word puzzles.  She will be remembered for her humorous ways.  Her main interest encompassed the love she shared for her family.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charles M. and Carola Storrs, Leesburg, FL; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and William Beck, and Shirley and Robert Rathbun, all of Canton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; six step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; special friends, Doug and Marlene Wilber, Canton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her step-mother, Daisy Bassett; sister, Gertrude Best; brothers, Kenneth, Niles and Wendell Bassett.  A memorial service was held at the Pepper funeral Home, Canton, February 8 with the Rev. Norman Pierce officiating.  Interment will be held in the family lot located in the Park Cemetery, Canton, at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in Mrs. Storrs’ memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BASTION –MAE B. STULL, 83 of 60 Sullivan St., Canton died Monday, Nov. 22, 1976 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira after an extended illness.  She was born in 1893 in Liberty, Pa.  Mrs. Stull is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Stull Bullock of Canton and Mrs. Myrtle S. Larrison of Corning; one son, Allen L. Stull of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Beck of Liberty; five grandchildren; one great-grandson.  Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral home, 12 E. Main St., Canton with Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.

BATES –EDITH M. ROCKWELL, 88, of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, died Monday, April 4, 1994, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born May 10, 1905, in Canton, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Bertha Holford Rockwell. (Error: should read Bates not Rockwell)  She was a member of Fassett Baptist Church.  Mrs. Rockwell is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Donald D. and Jane Rockwell of Pine City, N.Y.; step-daughters and step-sons-in-la, Shirley and Harold Porter of Canton; Jennie and Benedict Lipovsky of Hyattsville, Md.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer E. Rockwell Sr., in 1970, and stepchildren Elmer E. Rockwell Jr., in 1982, and Mary L. Tuning, in 1956.  She was also predeceased by brothers Emil Bates, Clifford Bates and Donald Bates.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DALE R. BAXTER, WWII Veteran, Succumbs, 59, of 52 Montague St., Canton, died at the Troy community Hospital Jan. 29, 1975, following a short illness.  Mr. Baxter was a veteran of World War II and served in the Philippines with the U.S. Army.  He was born in Aurora, Mo., on Oct. 23, 1915, a son of John H. and Nora E. Lunner Baxter.  He was presently employed in the maintenance department of the Canton High School.  He is survived by his wife, the former Emma McNeal; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Donna) Stamp of Sidney, Montana and Mrs. W. David (Faye) Jenkins of Grovetown, Ga.; five sons, Robert of Canton, Richard of Seattle, Wash., Charles of New York City, James of Logan, W. Va., and Dave of Los Angeles, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; four sisters, Misses Bonnie and Fern Baxter of Aurora, Mo., Mrs. Louise Green, Castro Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Faye Nigre of California; one brother, Harold of Aurora, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the rev. Thomas Logston officiating.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROBERT L. ‘BOB’ BAXTER, 59, Canton, died July 11, 1998, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 28, 1938, in Canton, he was one of seven children of the late Dale and Emma McNeal Baxter.  He graduated from Canton High School and married the former Connie Hancher, August 28, 1959, in Elmira.  Mr. Baxter was employed by the former Canton Telephone Company and Frontier Communications; honorably served his country in England with the US Air Force during the Korean conflict.  Memberships include: Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ); Canton’s VFW Post No. 714; and American Legion Post 303.  He also helped organize girl’s softball in the area.  He will always be remembered and deeply loved by his family for his own special ways with his grandchildren: as “Grampy” or “Poppa”.  He gave much of his time and all of his heart to them.  Surviving are his wife Connie, at home; four daughters and sons-in-law; Monica and Vaughn Hoyt, Mansfield, Diana and Steve Worthington, Raytown, MO, Joy and Davie Ward, Roaring Branch, Aimee and Jeff Pepper, canton; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Amy Baxter, Canton; 10 grandchildren, Quay and Chloe Ward, Molly, Wyatt, Toree, and Ronald Baxter, Heather and Daniel Worthington, Ben and Chase Pepper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Andy Stamp, Casper, WY, Faye and Woody Jenkins, Grovetown, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Phyllis Baxter, Kent, WA; Jim and Brenda Baxter, Logan, WVA, Dave Baxter, New Mexico; special mother-in-law, Marian Nowak, Covington; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; Hans, his beloved pet and companion.  In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.  The funeral was held July 15 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. David Morris, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in Park Cemetery, Canton.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or to the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, PA in Mr. Baxter’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BEAM T. H.
T. H. Beam (1882-1949)  Of Canton Passes Away
Canton, March 20.- Theodore H. Beam, Canton pharmacist for 30 years, died Saturday at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.  Mr. Beam came to Canton in 1919 and entered the employ of the late J. O. Whitman, later buying the Whitman drug store.  Active in civic, church and fraternal organizations, Mr. Beam was Senior Warden of the St. James Episcopal Church.  He was treasurer of the Canton Rod and Gun Club, a member of the Osceola Mills, Pa., Masonic lodge and Williamsport Consistory, the Pennsylvania and American Pharmaceutical Association and the National Association of Retail Druggists.  A veteran of World War I, Mr. Beam belonged to the Leroy Clark Post American Legion of Canton.  He is survived by his wife, Kathryn.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the family home, Rev. Paul Phipps officiating.  Burial will be in Park cemetery, Canton.

BECKER –FRANCES A. BROOKS, 84, of 9 E. Union St., Canton, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1992, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born on March 31, 1908, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the daughter of George and Laura Myer Becker.  Frances was a homemaker.  She was a member and ordained elder of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  She was past treasurer of the former First Presbyterian Church Women’s Guild.  Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Canton Garden Club; the Village Improvement Association (VIA); Friends of the Green Free Library, Canton; and Wheel Inn Inc., Roaring Branch; and a former member of the Canton Civic Club.  Surviving are several cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. Brooks, on March 9, 1983.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 1993, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Ronald Beistline, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Visitation will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BECKER –MRS. WINIFRED GRIFFIN, age 83, of Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1981 at the Memorial hospital, Towanda.  Mrs. Griffin was born July 22, 1897 in Armenia Township, Bradford County, the daughter of Claude and Minnie Field Becker.  She was employed in the 1940’s at the Canton Acme Market and in 1950 she purchased the Canton Diner which she operated for 25 years.  She was a member of the Canton Women of the Moose, Lodge No. 429 and the Canton VFW Post Auxiliary.  She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Richard (Joanne) Tice of Troy and Mrs. Ed (Janet) Preston of Gillett; and one nephew, Robert Williams of Troy.  Also surviving is a good friend, Kenny Brass of Canton.  Funeral and committal services were held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment was in Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BEECHEY, ELLEN BURR WOOSTER, 81, of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton, died Sat., Nov. 14, 1987, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Wooster was born Sept. 9, 1906, at Morris Run (Tioga County), the daughter of Morgan and Margaret Evans Beechey.  She retired in 1968 from the former Belmar Manufacturing, Canton.  She was a charter member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #429, Women of the Moose, Canton, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 714.  She was also a Bradford County Republican Woman.  Surviving are a son Paul E. Burr of Canton and a son and daughter-in-law James JoAnn Burr of Fassett; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Sandra) Navone of Canton RD 2; three grandsons: Edward J. Navone, Michael J. Navone, and Jeffery A. Burr; a granddaughter Rosemarie Navone; one great-grandson Codey Young.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Those wishing may forward donations to the Canton Moose Lodge #429 Building fund in Mrs. Wooster’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BENEDICT –MRS. GEORGIA GLECKNER, widow of Robert H. died at home in Pelham Manor, N.Y. August 29, 1955.  Survived by son Robert of Pelham Manor, sister Maud Benedict of Canton, 2 nephews Donald F. and Elwyn V. in Canton.  Burial in Park Cemetery. (Parents Frank and Sarah Williams Benedict)

BENEDICT –MRS. MABEL HARRIET SLADE, 75 of 1004 Elm Ave., St. Cloud, Fla. died unexpectedly June 3, 1972.  Mrs. Slade was born in Canton, January 12, 1897 a daughter of Henry J. and Jennie Shakespeare Benedict.  She graduated from Canton High School in 1916.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Cloud, Fla.  Mr. and Mrs. Slade resided in Canton before moving to Florida.  They visited here summers.  She is survived by her husband, P. Frank Slade, St. Cloud, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Wilcox, Canton; three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; three brothers, H. Earl Benedict, Canton RD 2, Fred E. Benedict, Queens Village, Long Island, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Buckley, Ithaca, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Wednesday with the Rev. Melvin B. Shultz, pastor officiating.  Burial was in Park Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BENJAMIN –ETHEL A. PALMER, 86, OF Lewisburg United Methodist Home, formerly of Canton RD 1, died Friday.  She was born June 3, 1894, in Parsons, W. Virginia, the daughter of William and Dora Barr Benjamin.  She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Doris) Holcomb of Bixton, N.C., Mrs. Sanford (Marjorie) Reedy of Canton and Mrs. Lynn (Virginia) Storrs of Charleston, W. Virginia; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mabel Loomis of Canton.  Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with Rev. Clarke Redmond officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

H. ATHEL BENSON, 70, of 49 Lycoming St., Canton, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira Thursday, Feb. 3, 1977.  He was born in Elmira May 2, 1906, the son of Edwin J. and Ida English Benson.  Mr. Benson was engaged in the plumbing and heating business in the Canton area for the past 26 years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton, where he served as trustee and elder, and also was a 32nd degree Mason with the Canton Lodge No. 415, F&AM.  Mr. Benson also was affiliated with the Williamsport Consistory, the Scottish Rite of Towanda, and the Irem Temple.  He is survived by his wife, Catherine; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton.  Officiating was the Rev. Dr. Raymond Fravel of the Canton First Presbyterian Church.  Interment was in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BILLMEYER, HAROLD R. JR.,  Services for Harold R. Billmeyer Jr., 67, of Canton, were held April 12 at Canton Ecumenical Parish with Rev. John S. Mullen officiating.  Interment was in Park Cemetery.   Arrangements were by Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.  Mr. Billmeyer died April 10, 1984 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Milton, Northumberland Co., son of Harold and Helen Mae Wertz Billmeyer Sr.  He was a retired meat cutter with Acme Markets.  He was active in Canton Ecumenical Parish and local scouting programs.  He was a Army WWII veteran, member of Canton VFW Post 714, Milton American Legion No.71, Canton F & AM Lodge No. 415, Canton Fire Dept., Milton Moose Lodge No. 171 and Wheel Inn Inc.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Jane Deitricks Seasholtz; daughter, Mrs. John (Sallie) Wooster of Sayre; son, John of Bath, NY; two grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Edwin (Margaret) Robinson of Milton; one nephew.  (TGR April 19, 1984)

HAROLD R. BILLMEYER, JR., 67, of 83 ½ Sullivan St., Canton, died Tuesday, Aril 10, 1984 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda following an extended illness.  Mr. Billmeyer was born on October 5, 1916, in Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., the son of Harold and Helen Mae Wertz Billmeyer, Sr.  He was a meat cutter having retired in 1981 from the Acme Markets after 38 years of employment.  He was a member of the Milton High School graduating Class of 1934.  He was also an active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish where he held many church offices and was involved with the church and the Sunday School  Mr. Billmeyer was very active in local Scouting programs in the Canton area having received the Silver Beaver Award in 1952.  He was an Army veteran of World War II; a member of the Canton VFW Post 714; the Milton American Legion No. 71; the Canton F & AM Lodge No. 415, the Canton Fire Department, the Milton Moose Lodge No. 171 and the Wheel Inn Inc. of Ralston.  He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Deitrick Seasholtz, and were married for 41 years on March 17, 1984; a daughter, Mrs. John (Sallie) Wooster of Sayre; son John Billmeyer of Bath, N.Y.; grandchildren, Shondra Billmeyer and Shaw Harold Wooster, a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Margaret) Robinson of Milton and one nephew.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Canton Ecumenical Parish, north Center St., Canton with his pastor, Rev. John S. Mullen, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church Thursday at 10 a.m. till time of service.  Private family viewing will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parrish in his memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BLANEY –BETTY J. GRAY 69, Canton RR 2, passed quietly from this life May 5, 1997, during her stay at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 6, 1928, in Canton she was the daughter of Perry and Bessie (Putnam) Blaney.  She was never one to shy away from work, a character trait that would serve her well throughout her life.  Along with the responsibilities of being a wife, mother, and homemaker, she often worked outside the home.  Known as an excellent seamstress, she often found employment in that profession.  She also worked for many years as a check out clerk at the old Acme Market, Main and Troy Street, Canton.  What was perhaps her most ambitious and daring endeavor, was her partnership in the H& B Trucking Co., which often necessitated her taking the wheel of a Semi and driving it half way across the continent and back with no relief driver accompanying her.  In an era when women truck drivers were unheard of, she was truly a pioneer.  It was not unusual for her to drive it to Ohio at a moment’s notice to tend to one of her trucks when it became disabled.  In her later years Betty enjoyed her garden, her loving extended family and life in general.  She was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club as well as the Women of the Moose.  Surviving are her sons, Howard “Pete” Spencer, Addison, NY, Michael (Beverly) Spencer and Harold “Skeet” (Bonnie) Lathrop, all of Canton; stepsons, William (Carolyn) Gray, Kansas and John Gray, Augusta GA; step-daughters, Diane Donovan, Rome, PA and Bonnie Jayne, Canton; brother, William (Connie) Blaney, Canton, sisters, Lillian Yaggie and Mariette Greenough, Canton; Paulette (Ruben) Korte, Albuquerque, NM; step-father, Andrew Margosh, Canton; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, William O. Gray; mother, Bessie Margosh; brother, Dennis Blaney; daughter-in-law, Shirley Spencer; brother-in-law, Kenneth Yaggie; and stepson Richard Gray.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  The family request memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

BOINSKI Kenneth R. Boinski

88 of Dunnellon, Fla., died on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. Born April 20, 1928, in Blossburg, Kenneth lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for 27 years where he enjoyed his career as a body shop manager for Wallace Ford, Inc., of Delray Beach, Fla. After retirement, Kenneth and his beloved wife, Esther J. (Raplee) Boinski, moved to Little Elm, Texas, where Kenneth enjoyed the game of golf and his wife's companionship. Upon the death of his wife, Esther, on Jan. 13, 2009, Kenneth returned to Florida to reside with his nephew, Michael A. Rumsey and wife, Diane (Austin) Rumsey. Kenneth is survived by a brother, Charles Boinski and three sisters, Martha Aston, Rose Mahosky, Janice Lindquist, all of Blossburg, along with many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Park Cemetery in Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 6, 2012

 

BOLT RUTH, Canton Woman Succumbs at 51.  Largely Attended Rites for Mrs. Rozell Porter.  Friends and relatives filled the First Baptist Church sanctuary and Sunday school rooms Sunday afternoon when funeral services were held there for Mrs. Rozell Porter, a faithful and devoted member of the church.  The numerous floral tributes and the largely attended services gave testimony to the love and esteem in which Mrs. Porter was held by her host of friends.  She was an exemplary wife and mother and had a kindly word and pleasant smile for all.  Mrs. Ruth Bolt Porter, 51, wife of Rozell Porter of West Union St., died Wednesday, October 17, 1956 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a six months illness of Hodgkin’s disease.  She was born March 9, 1905 at Comer’s Rock, Va., and moved to Fox Township, Sullivan County in 1918.  Mr. and Mrs. Porter were married June 12, 1919 and moved to Canton in 1936 where Mr. Porter opened an auto appliance store in 1937.  Surviving besides her husband are: a daughter, Mrs. Bradley Allen, So. Coventry, Conn.; four sons, Harold of Attica, N.Y.; Wilford of Canton, Robert and Richard at home; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Mann, Chilhowie, Va.; two brothers, Willis Schuler of Hanover and Ernest Schuler of Detroit, Mich.  The body was removed from the Kleese Funeral Home to the family home where friends called from 5:00 p.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral on Sunday.  Her pastor the Rev. Earl P. Muller officiated at the services at the church at 3:00 p.m.  Fred Wheeler and Leslie Warren sang “Sweet Hour of Prayer” with Mrs. Grace Loyd as organist.  The Rev. Russell Camp of Cleveland, Ohio, former pastor offered prayer at the committal service in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Acting as pallbearers were: Robert Hawthorne, Carl Smith, Carl Stone, Richard Lyon, Willard Kilmer and Donald Renstrom, all members of the First Baptist Church.  Among those from out of town who were here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Allen and baby of So. Coventry, Conn., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Porter and children of Attica, N.Y.; Mrs. Iva Schuler and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McDowell of Pikeville, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Schuler and son Bruce of Hanover; and many other relatives and friends from Corning, N.Y., Troy, Shunk and other surrounding communities.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BOTSFORD –MARION B. SCHLAPPI, 86, of Canton, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro.  Born in Masten, Pa, on July 3, 1917, the daughter of the late Frank R. and Margaret (Camp) Botsford.  Marion graduated from Canton High School.  Mrs. Schlappi was employed as a medical assistant for Dr. Slingerland in Canton for many years until her retirement in 1977.  She was a member of the Canton Eastern Star No. 71.  Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Sharon and Robert L. Stackhouse of Troy, John and Teresa Schlappi of Ralston; six grandchildren, Zackry Schlappi, Shana Bailey, Cass Pierce, Anne Hicks, Robert S. and Shauna Stackhouse; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Mary Botsford of Blossburg.  Mrs. Schlappi was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Schlappi; and a brother, William Botsford.  There will be no calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held in Park Cemetery, Canton.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Schlappi’s name may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA.  Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Elmira Star Gazette.

BOUNDS –MRS. BLANCHE BOUNDS PAGE, 73 of 7 Fallbrook Road, Canton died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre early Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, 1977.  She was born March 28, 1904 in Fruitland, Md. a daughter of John and Mary Kelley Bounds.  She retired from the County of Essex, N.J. in 1974 as a music and creative arts therapist of the Overbrook Hospital in Cedar Grove, N.J. with 29 years of service.  Mrs. Page received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Maryland in 1926.  Her survivors include her husband, Donald E. Page; one son, H.C. Hearn of Boynton Beach, Fla.; two granddaughters, Kristin C. Hearn and Abbe C. Hearn, both of Boynton Beach, Fla. and one brother, Edgar Bounds of Detroit, Mich.  Funeral and committal services will be held from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Friday afternoon at 1:30.  The Rev. Dr. Raymond Fravel, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Canton will officiate.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton)

BOYD - Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, 86, of Canton, Pa. Friday, Mar. 6, 1953, at Troy, PA. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Barrow and Mrs. Alvin Porter; sisters, Mrs. Euphemia Hill, Mrs. Mary Robertson and Mrs. Nettie Segur; brother, Robert Boyd, all of Canton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, where friends are invited to call and where funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Russell Camp, Park Cemetery, Canton. [Elizabeth Hill - birth name is actually McNicol. However, having said that…..her mother remarried shortly after the birth of her 2nd child by Mr. McNicol (he died in a mining accident in Fallbrook) and the family name was Boyd. According to other relatives that I have recently "met". The children knew only Peter Boyd as theire father and all through their lives the name was Boyd. She was always known as Elizabeth Boyd.]

BOYD –EUPHEMIA B. HILL, age 98 of the Bradford County Manor, Friday, June 18, 1976.  She was a former resident of Canton, Pa.  Calling hours at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Sunday evening 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Monday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Interment in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was a life member of the Canton United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for may years.  She was a member of the Ward Grange for over 75 years and she was a former school teacher

BREESE –FLORA JANE GREGORY died Tuesday morning, November 19, 1934 at the home of her son Forrest, after a long illness of the infirmities of old age.  She would have been 81 years old December 1.  She is survived by one son, on daughter, Mrs. Cleora Bruce, of Canton, on sister, Mrs. Loren Selleck, of Granville, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon from her son’s home and interment was made in Park Cemetery., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BREESE –MILDRED MADIGAN.  On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, long-time Canton resident Mildred (Breese) Madigan died quietly at her daughter’s home in Towanda.  She was 88 years of age.  Born April 19, 1917 in Ashland, Pa., she came to Canton as a young child and became the daughter of Henry and Mae (Estabrook) Breese.  Mildred graduated from Canton High School with the Class of 1935, and on Dec. 31 of that year married Robert Madigan.  Together, they raised four sons and a daughter, and shared nearly 60 years until Robert’s passing.  Mildred was a civic-minded woman who, for many years, was active in the Village Improvement Association.  She also was a woman of great faith, and was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton, where she was active in the Alta and Rosary Society.  Mildred is survived by her sons Robert (and Janet) Madigan, James (and Catherine) Madigan, William Madigan and Thomas (and Teresa) Madigan, her daughter, Mary Stroud, sister-in-law Kate Watson, daughter-in-law Beverly Madigan, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, special niece Carol Ann Becker, Joy Brann, Patricia Pessoni, and Kathleen Nelsen, as well as many close friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and brother Raymond.  A vigil service will be conducted Saturday at noon at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Edward Michelini officiating.  A time of visitation will follow the service from 1 to 3 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers, and suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., or Save the Pool, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ARTHUR L. BROOKS, 79, of 9 East Union St., Canton, died Wednesday, March 9, 1983 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Brooks was born July 20, 1903 in Canton, Bradford County, Pa., the son of Lee and Edith Hooper Brooks.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Frances Becker; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Palmer of LeRoy and Florence of California.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. John Mullen, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.   Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LEE BROOKS Dies in His Canton Office.  Body Found About Midnight Saturday as Results of Wife Becoming Anxious Over His Failure to Return Home; In Ill Health for Some Time.  Canton, Dec. 20, 1936, -Attorney Lee Brooks, one of Canton’s widely known citizens and for nearly half a century one of western Bradford county’s most active members of the legal profession, died some time Saturday evening in his office on Main street.  His body was found about midnight slumped over in his office chair by anxious friends who had been aroused by his frantic wife.  Mr. Brooks, who was 73 years of age, had been in ill health for some time past.  Within the past few months his condition had aggravated and he told Canton friends on the street Saturday afternoon that he did not feel a bit well.  At 5:30 his secretary, Miss Helen Fulkerson, left the office at the end of her day’s work, Mr. Brooks was there then working at his desk.  During the evening, Mrs. Brooks became anxious and called the office, getting no response.  She called the Packard House to ask if Mr. Brooks were there, and received a negative reply.  However, she did not become unduly alarmed because her husband often had his meals downtown.  However, when Mr. Brooks had not appeared at his home by nearly midnight, Mrs. Brooks again called the Packard House.  Mrs. Lynn Ballard of the Packard House from one of the bathrooms on the second floor looked across the alley through an open window and could see Mr. Brooks sunk back in his chair.  She notified her husband, and he, with Police Chief Charles Watts, John Craig, Thomas Madigan and Dr. A. E. Dann started an investigation.  Finding the stair door to the office locked, they secured a key from Miss Fulkerson and entered.  They found Attorney Brooks slumped in his chair, one arm hanging toward the floor.  Dr. Dann said that he had been dead for some time.  The remains were then taken to the Morse undertaking establishment in LeRoy.  Lee Brooks was the son of Joseph and Olive Brooks and was born on Armenia Mountain.  When he was a boy, his family moved to Union township, near Gleason.  He attended Mansfield Normal School and upon his graduation from there, taught school.  A number of years later, Mr. Brooks entered the law office of the late Mial E. Lilley in Canton.  Later he opened his own office.  Some time afterward, Mr. Brooks formed a partnership with the late, J. W. Stone under the firm name of Stone & Brooks.  About 20 years ago, he and Mr. Brooks dissolved this partnership and Mr. Brooks moved to the office in which he died.  The deceased was secretary and attorney for the Citizen’s Water Co. of Canton; was secretary of the borough council at the time of his death; was a trustee of the Canton Baptist church, and a member of the Masonic bodies in Canton.  The survivors are his widow; two sons, Walter of New York, and Arthur of New Have; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Palmer and Mrs. Nathan Krotzer, both of West LeRoy; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Stewart, Mrs. Ray Warner, and Miss Bessie Brooks, all of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Erdene Bullock of Corning; also a brother Ambrose of Corning.  A prayer service will he held at the Union Street home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with further services at the Baptist church at 2:30.  Burial will be in the Park Cemetery here.  Rev. E. R. Sidler will officiate. –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN –EVA B. STOVER, 84, 10 South Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa., died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1981.  Mrs. Stover was born in Canton Township on November 30, 1896 a daughter of Clark and Inez Marsh Brown.  She was a secretary in the medical department for the Canton Area School district for 23 years.  She was a member of the Canton First United Methodist Church, where she was chairman of the music committee for 35 years and also the church organist for several years.  Also, she was a member of the church official board.  Mrs. Stover was a charter member of the Canton Music Club, a member of the Canton Village Improvement Association, the Canton Green Free Library Friends of the Library and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lynne (Pauline) Merritt, Sr., of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the McCallum Manor Community Room, 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton with Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Canton Green Free Library in memory of Mrs. Stover.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  -Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN - (Local News) Big hearted, jovial John Brown, known in Troy and throughout the county, died suddenly last Sunday at his home at Cedar Ledge, near Canton. He was 65. While not of late in robust health, his friends did not realize the end was so near. He had lately returned from a visit to a married daughter in Georgia. In his more active years he was a lumberman on quite an extensive scale. His wife survives, two daughters and two sons-—Mrs. L. G. Thomas of Canton, and Mrs. F. H. Opper of Savana, Georgia, Will D. Brown of Canton and Lieutenant John D. Brown of the U. S. Navy, now located at Quincy, Mass. Mrs. Frank J. Casada and Mrs. Louise Harris of Elmira, are sisters. The funeral was held at the home at 2 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Sanders of the Presbyterian church and the Rev. Sheriff of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in the spring. TGR 1922

BROWN –PAULINE BROWN MERRITT, 94, OF Canton, Pa., died December 25, 1981, at home.  She was born August 1, 1887, in Rome, Pa., the daughter of James and Inez Marsh Brown.  She was the widow of the late Dr. Lynne L. Merritt who died in 1974.  Since Dr. Merritt’s passing, she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Whelden of Canton, Pa.  Pauline was a graduate of Canton High School and Mansfield Normal School.  She taught in area schools for a number of years.  Dr. and Mrs. Merritt moved back in Canton in 1962 after having resided in Detroit, Mich., for 35 years.  She was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Whelden of Canton, Pa.; sons, Dr. Lynne Merrit, Jr. of Bloomington, Ind., and Dr. Clair Merritt of West Layfayette, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Mrs. Robert Dallas officiating.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

BROWN, WILL DEAN  Services for Will Dean Brown, 88, Canton, were held Feb. 7 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. John J. Mullen officiating and interment in Park Cemetery.  Mr. Brown died Feb. 5, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Oct. 31, 1895 in Canton Twp., son of John Herbert and Belle Dartt Brown.  He was retired auditor for the Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Education.  He was a member of Canton Ecumenical Parish and Canton Innes Hose Co.  He is survived by a niece, Belle Thomas of Canton; nephews, Phil Thomas of Canton, J.H. Brown III of Annapolis, MD, John Opper of Savannah, GA. And Ret. Lt. Col. Charles Opper, Savannah, GA.  (TGR Feb.9, 1984)

WILL DEAN BROWN, 88, of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton died Feb. 5, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Brown was born Oct. 31, 1895 in Canton Township, the son of John Herbert and Belle Dartt Brown.  He was a retired auditor for the Commonwealth of Pa. department of Education.  Mr. Brown was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and the Canton Innes Hose Co.  He is survived by a niece, Belle Thomas of Canton; nephews, Phil Thomas of Canton, J. H. Brown III of Annapolis, Md.; John Opper of Savannah, Ga. And retired Lt. Col. Charles Opper of Savannah, Ga.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with his pastor, the Rev. John J. Mullen, officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery in Canton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service. –Towanda Daily Review.

NELDA BRUCE, 91, DAUGHTER OF Cleora Bruce, formerly of Canton, died on Nov. 11, 1995.  Nelda had been at the Dupage Convalescent Center in Wheaton, Ill., for the past six years.  She is survived by a niece, Jeanne Helsing Hottman, with whom she and her mother resided for many years.  She was predeceased by her mother; two sisters, Florence and Lucille; and a niece, Rae.  A memorial service will be held during the 11 a.m. morning service at the First Baptist Church, Canton, with Pastor Norman Pierce officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review. Buried Park Cemetery, Canton.

JAMES L. BRYINGTON, age 53 of Canton, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1981 at the Veterans Hospital, Bath, N.Y.  Mr. Bryington was born April 6, 1927 in Masten, a son of Charles and Rachel Laudenslager Bryington.  He was a member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Mr. Bryington was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired laborer for Canton Township.  He is survived by two sons, Richard Wesneski of Canton and James L. Bryington, with the U.S. Army at fort Hood, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Vickie) Reed of China Lake, Calif., Miss Sandy Bryington and Miss Sherrie Bryington, both of Canton; three brothers, William Bryington of Beaver Dam, N.Y., John Bryington of Canton RD 2 and Clarence Bryington of Roaring Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Tuttle of Wyalusing and Mrs. Darwin Brooks of Mansfield; three grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; several uncles, nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Christian Church, officiating.  Sixteen members of Canton VFW Post 714 conducted military services at the cemetery and acted as pallbearers and were on the firing squad.  Interment in Park Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

BRYINGTON – Miss Martha Loretta Bryington, 41, of Mansfield RD1, died Thursday, April 2, 1959. Survived by step-father, Carl Fassett of Canton Star Route; sisters, Mrs. Mary Clark of Granville Summit, PA, Mrs. William DeMember of Alpine, Mrs. Darwin Brooks of Mansfield; brothers, Augustus Bryington of Corning, William of Beaver Dams RD2, John and James of Canton Star Route, Joseph of Canton, Ernest of Mansfield and Clarence of Roaring Branch. Funeral at Kleese Funeral Home Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. John Muffley officiated. Burial in Park Cemetery, Canton. – Mansfield Advertiser, April 1959

 

HOWARD E. BULLOCK, 75, OF Canton died Friday, April 6, 1990, at his home.  He was born April 14, 1914, in Canton a son of Howard C. and Elnora Griffin Bullock.  Mr. Bullock retired in 1976, from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, where he had been employed as an administrative assistant with the School of Architecture.  He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 429, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 714, and Canton Historical Society.  He served on the Green Free Library Board for many years.  Mr. Bullock was leader of an Explore Scout Unit for several years.  An avid sportsman, he helped construct the Canton Rod and Gun Club fish hatchery.  Mr. Bullock served during World War II with the Army Air Corps in the European Theater, where he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Thelma Stull; a sister, Mrs. Joanne Reynard, Canton; and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services were held Monday in Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Stephen McGough, pastor of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, officiating.  Arrangements were handled by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BUNN
Bunn, Anderson H. age 88, of E. Union St., Canton Penna., Sunday, July 29, 1973 at Williamsport Hospital. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there 2 p.m. Rev. Thomas Logston officiating, interment in Park Cemetery, Canton. Survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Church of Christ Disciples and Canton IOOF Lodge. He was a former employee of Krise Motor Co., Canton and a charter member of the Old Possessions Hunting Club.

BUNN –MRS. CLARA BUNN SPENCER, 93, of Canton RD 2 died Oct. 19, 1985 at her home.  Mrs. Spencer was born Sept. 23, 1891, in Ogdensburg, Pa., the daughter of Andrew (Jack) and Sarah Ridge Bunn.  Mrs. Spencer was a former schoolteacher, graduating from the former Mansfield Normal School in 1909.  Mrs. Spencer had the distinction of being one of the first women to graduate from that school.  She taught in several one-room schools in the rural area before marrying the late Harry t. Spencer, who predeceased her on Dec. 25, 1957.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Burt Owens of Canton RD 2; one grandson, Thomas Owens of Hartford, Conn.; one granddaughter, Judy DiRaddo of Naples, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Bunn of Canton and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Wilmarth of Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Gerald Holmes, pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  Those wishing, may forward memorial donations to either the Canton Ambulance association or the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mrs. Spencer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

BURLINGAME - Canton, April 18, 1921. One of the saddest funerals held here in years was that over the remains of Mrs. Fay Coons, which was held from the late home on Saturday afternoon in charge of the Rev. T.D. Zimmerman of the Church of Christ. The deceased was 36 years old and had been a resident of Canton for a number of years. She was a member of the Church of Christ and of the Canton Rebecca Lodge of this place. For a number of years she had been afflicted with a cancerous trouble and she had gone to a number of hospitals in hopes to find relief. Surviving are her husband and three children; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Burlingame; a brother, Leo; and sister, Mrs. Martha Coon of Montezuma, NY and another sister, Mrs. Besse Coons of Savona, NY

PAUL E. BURR JR., 74, formerly of Canton, died peacefully Friday afternoon, May 23, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington.  Paul was born on July 24, 1928, in Elmira, N.Y., a son of the late Paul Burr Sr. and Ellen Beechey Burr Wooster.  After graduating from Canton High School in 1946, Paul started a 20-year military career in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of master sergeant E-S, intelligence analyst. He proudly served in Korea and Vietnam during the wars.  Paul’s military service also included time in Japan, Ethiopia and the Pentagon.  In 1967 Paul retired from the Army and returned to his roots in Canton.  He worked with Canton Borough as secretary for several years.  Mr. Burr was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and was a life member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Paul loved reading, putting together picture puzzles and classical music.  He also enjoyed creating seasonal decorations and displaying them at the McCallum Manor.  In Paul’s final days, the loving care he received from both the Guthrie Hospice and Bradford Manor staffs were truly exceptional and most appreciated by Paul and his family.  Mr. Burr is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James and JoAnn Burr of Gillett; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Edward Navone of Canton; a niece, Rose Breakfield of Flower Mound, Texas; three nephews, Edward J. Navone of Canton, Michael and Sarah Navone of Athens, and Jeffrey Burr of Erie, Pa.; an aunt, Bena Burr of Canton; and several cousins, including those especially dear, Norm Alexander of Canton, Darlene Williams of Troy and Denny Burr of Canton.  In keeping with Paul’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Park Cemetery, Canton.  The Rev. David B. Morris will officiate.  Those who wish may direct memorial donations in Mr. Burr’s name to the Park Cemetery Association, Canton, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are in the care of the Pepper funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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