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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Rutty Cemetery, Canton Borough, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

Rutty 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) 


WILSON R. CAMP, 89, died at the home of Miss Grace Spencer, of Roaring Branch, RD 2 Monday, May 16, 1964.  He had made his home there for the past 27 years.  A retired miner and farmer, he was a native of Michigan, having been born there Nov. 16, 1874.  He is survived by one brother, Edward of Horseheads, N.Y., several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at the Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Reynold Jones of Newelltown Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial in Rutty Cemetery.

The Canton Sentinel Newspaper, dated Dec. 9, 1937
Lorenzo Graham's obituary:
Lorenzo GRAHAM died November 30 at his home in Leolyn at the age of 88. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Graham; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Leonard, of Elmira, and Mrs. Jessie Williams, of Canton; and Mrs. R. C. McNett, of Owego, NY; five sons, R. L., of Midland; Harry and Walter of Leolyn; D. R. of Indianapolis; and James of Roaring Branch, PA.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon from his late home, and interment was made in the Leolyn Cemetery.

GRAHAM Roger C. (Tink)
On the morning of Saturday, October 6, 2001, Roger Collins Graham, Sr., of Roaring Branch, died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital. He was 76 years of age. Born on the family farm in McNett Township, Lycoming County, he was the son of Walter Lafeyette Graham and Clara Victoria Jackson Graham.  Known to his friends as "Tink," Mr. Graham attended the McNett Township school, and in his early teens helped to support the family by working the farm on a full-time basis. He answered our country's call during World War II, serving most diligently and honorably with the U.S. Army. After the war, he worked for the Belmar Company in Canton, as a lumber grader. Eventually, he was hired as a foundry worker with J.P. Ward Manufacturing of Blossburg, where he specialized in aluminum casting. He was employed there for 39 years, retiring in 1987.  Roger courted a young lady, June Marie Hurlburt, whom he had known for several years, and on November 16, 1950, they were united in marriage. Together, they shared almost 51 years and raised six children. Mr. Graham loved his wife and family with all of his heart. Where their happiness and well-being were concerned, no sacrifice was too great. During instances of economic downturn, Mr. Graham often did without so that his beloved family would never experience hard times.  He was a man with a very personal, deep faith in the Lord, not given to public worship but communing with his Maker in solitude amidst the beauty and splendor of the Almighty's creation. Nonetheless, he recognized the value of formal Christian instruction for the young and took his children to church each week. Mr. Graham was a member of Canton Post 714 VFW as well as the American Legion in Wormleysburg. He enjoyed hunting, old time Country music and was a lifelong fan of novels by Zane Grey. Roger had a knack for tinkering with anything mechanical, which earned him his well-known nickname, Tink. But by far, his greatest joy in life was being in the company of the family he loved.  Mr Graham is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, June, at home, sons Roger C. (Janet) Graham of Canton, John Robin (Ruth) Graham of Mansfield, Patrick (Arlene) Graham of Roaring Branch; daughters June (Jim) Duffy of Mansfield, Jo Ann Thompson of Virginia Beach, VA, Jill (Walt) Parkhurst of Troy; sisters Jessie (James) Herman of Grover, Emma (Paul) Machmer and Anna Renstrom, all of Canton; brother-in-law Robert Webster of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceeded in death by his brothers, Wellington Lorenzo Graham and Walter Jackson Graham, sisters Elaine Wilcox and Muriel Webster and an infant son. In keeping with Mr. Graham's wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services. There will be a time of visitation and remembrance for family members, with interment in the Rutty Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Foundation Memorial Fund, PO Box 2687, Canton, OH 44727.   Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. 40 N.  Center St., Canton.

ROGER C. ‘TINK’ GRAHAM SR.  On October 6, 2001, Roger Collins Graham Sr., 76, Roaring Branch, died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital.  Born on the family farm in McNett Township, he was the son of Walter Lafayette Graham and Clara Victoria Jackson Graham.  Known to his friends as “Tink”, Mr. Graham attended the McNett Township School and in his early teens helped to support the family by working the farm on a full time basis.  He answered his country’s call during World War II, serving most diligently and honorably with the U.S. Army.  After the war he worked for the Belmar Company in Canton, as a lumber grader.  Eventually he was hired as a foundry worker with J.P. Ward Manufacturing of Blossburg, where he specialized in aluminum casting.  He was employed there for 39 years, retiring in 1987.  Mr. Graham courted a young lady, June Marie Hurlburt, whom he had known for several years before, and on November 16, 1950 They were untied in marriage.  Together they shared almost 51 years, and raised six children.  He loved his wife and family with all of his heart.  Where their happiness and well being were concerned, no sacrifice was too great.  During instances of economic downturn Mr. Graham often did without so that his beloved family would never experience hard times.  Mr. Graham was a man with a very personal, deep faith in the Lord, not given to public worship, but communing with his Maker in solitude amidst the beauty and splendor of the Almighty’s creation.  None-the-less, he recognized the value of a formal Christian instruction for the young, and took his children to church each week.  Mr. Graham was a member of Canton Post #714 V.F.W. as well as the American Legion in Wormleysburg, PA.  He had a knack for tinkering with anything mechanical, which earned him his well known nickname, Tink.  But by far his greatest joy in life was being in the company of the family he loved.  Surviving are his wife of nearly fifty-one years, June, at home; sons Roger C. (Janet) Graham, Canton RR1, John Robin (Ruth) Graham, Mansfield, Patrick (Arlene) Graham, Roaring Branch; daughters, June (Jim) Duffee, Mansfield, Jo Ann Thompson, Virginia Beach, Jill (Walt) Parkhurst, Troy, sisters Jessie (James) Herman, Grover, Emma (Paul) Machmer and Anna Renstrom, all of Canton; brother-in-law Robert Webster, Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Wellington Lorenzo Graham and Walter Jackson Graham; sisters Elaine Wilcox and Muriel Webster and an infant son.  In keeping with Mr. Graham’s wishes there were no public calling hours or services.  Interment was in the Rutty Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Foundation Memorial Fund, PO Box 2687 Canton, OH.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Roger Collins GRAHAM SR., 76, Roaring Branch, PA died unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital on October 6, 2001.  He was born on the family farm in McNett Township, Lycoming County, the son of Walter Lafayette Graham and Clara Victoria Jackson Graham.  Know to his friends as “Tink”, Mr. Graham attended the McNett Twp. School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He specialized in aluminum casting at J. P. Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg where he was employed for 39 years, retiring in 1987.  He was a member of Canton VFW Post 714 and the American Legion in Wormleysburg, PA.  Mr. Graham is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, the former June Marie Hurlburt, at home; sons, Roger C. (Janet) Graham of Canton RR 1, PA, John (Robin) Graham of Mansfield, PA and Patrick (Arlene) Graham of Roaring Branch, PA; daughters, June (Jim) Duffy of Mansfield, PA, Jo Ann Thompson of Virginia Beach, VA and Jill (Walt) Parkhurst of Troy, PA; sisters, Jessie (James) Herman of Grover, PA, Emma (Paul) Machmer and Anna Renstom, both of Canton; brother-in-law, Robert Webster of Mansfield, PA; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, and an infant son.   There will be no calling hours or services.  Interment will be in the Rutty Cemetery, Canton Township.  Arrangements are in charge of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Foundation Memorial Fund, PO Box 2687, Canton, Ohio 44727.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, PA
Obituary for Walter L. Graham, April 27, 1970
Walter L. GRAHAM, 78, of Roaring Branch RD, a native of Lycoming County, died at his home this morning, Monday, April 27, 1970.
An employee of the former Pennsylvania Railroad for 43 years, he retired in 1959.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Maintenance Workers. Mr. Graham was born May 21, 1891, son of Lorenzo and Emma Dann Graham. Surviving are his wife, Clara; three sons, Wellington and Roger both of Grover, and Walter J., of Canton; four daughters, Mrs. James Herman, also of Grover, Mrs. Robert Webster, Liberty, Mrs Donald Renstrom, of Canton, and Mrs. Paul Machmer, Canton RD2; a foster daughter, Mrs. William Rusk, also of Canton RD2, two brothers, R.L. Graham of Midland, and Dell R., of Indianapolis, Ind., 30 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morse's, 12 East Main Street, Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, of Grover, and Elder Yergen Struntz, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Chursh of Canton, officiating.  Burial will be in Rutty Cemetery, Canton RD.  There will be visitation.  The family will provide flowers.

 

HURLBURT June Marie Graham

On this date we mourn the loss of a very special woman. June Marie (Hurlburt) Graham,75 years young. She was born on June 1, 1936 in Leolyn. June was a very loving person and had a very strong faith in God. She was a homemaker who dedicated her life to her husband and six children. She never was employed as she had a full time job within her home.  In earlier years she loved to cook and bake. She loved to do embroidery. She enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table with all her family around her reading bible verses to her children. She was married to Roger (Tink) Graham Sr. in November of 1950. Her husband preceded her in death in October 2001. She is survived by six loving children, Junie Marie Duffee (Jimmy) of Mount Wolf, JoAnn Clara Thompson of Virginia Beach, Va., Roger Collins Graham, Jr. (Janet) of Canton, John Robin Graham (Ruth) of Lady Lake, Fla., Patrick Craig Graham (Arlene), Roaring Branch and Jill Elaine Parkhurst (Walt), Troy: sisters Bertie McIntosh, Mable Kelly and Sharon Padgett; and brothers Albert and Steven Hurlburt. Also survived by sister-in-laws Jessie Herman, Annie Renstrom, and Virginia Graham, and brother-in-law, Paul Machmer. She had nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by loving husband Roger Graham Sr., infant son, parents Albert and Clara Hurlburt, sister Dorothy Buck and brother Charles Hurlburt.  A private graveside service will be held at the Rutty Cemetery near Canton. Those who wish may consider a memorial in her name to the Rutty Cemetery Assoc. c/o June Duffy, 825 Lake Circle Mount Wolf, PA 17347.   The Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – April 19, 2012  

 

The Gazette, Williamsport, PA, February 6, 1985
Mrs. Walter L. Graham
JACKSON,  Clara V. Graham, 88 of Grover, PA died Saturday, February 2, 1985 at home.  Born November 15, 1896 at Fallbrook, Tioga County, PA.  She was a daughter of Frank and Anna Spencer Jackson. She was a member of the Canton Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter L. Graham in 1970; daughter, Elaine Graham Wilcox in 1939 and son, Wellington Graham in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Walter (Jack) Graham of Canton, PA and Roger (Tink) Graham of RD1, Roaring Branch; four daughters, Mrs. James (Jessie) Herman of Grover with whom she lived; Mrs. Robert (Muriel) Webster of Mansfield; Mrs. Donald (Anna) Renstrom of Canton; and Mrs. Paul (Emma) Machmer of RD2, Canton, PA; two brothers, David Jackson of Canton, and Robert Jackson of Roaring Branch; sister, Goldie Graham of Canton and 30 grandchildren, 51 great grand-children and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends were invited to call at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home Canton, PA on Monday, February 4, 1985 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, February 5, 1985 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Hubert Morgan officiating.  Burial was in Rutty Cemetery, Canton Township, Bradford County.  Memorials donations maybe directed to the Canton Community Nursing Services.

PIDCOE –MRS. CHARLOTTE MCNETT widow of the late Roswell McNett died at the home of her son, Samuel McNett in Leolyn, Monday, May 6th, 1912 of intestinal nepheritis.  Aged 86 years, 4 months and 20 days.  She is survived by two sons, Samuel and Will and one daughter, Mrs. Jennie DeCoursey of Troy.  Funeral services were held from the home of her son, Samuel Thursday afternoon at two o’clock.  Interment being made in the Rutty Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel


 

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