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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Sylvania Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Bert Strange and Rex Soper with Hearse
Soper obit on this page

Sylvania Cemetery Listing 2001

 

 

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) 

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

ALLEN  Frank Allen, 87, of Sylvania.  Services were held Jan 7, 1958 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  The Rev. Ralph Reed officiated.  Interment was in Sylvania Cemetery.  Mr. Allen died suddenly at home on Jan. 4, 1958.  He was a retired Columbia Township farmer.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Rogers of Sylvania, a sister, Mrs. Julia Palmer of New Albany; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  RHW.  Troy Gazette Register, 16 Jan., 1958.

ALLEN NELLIE  ROGERS
Mrs. Nellie Age 76 of Sylvania, Pa., Thursday June 1, 1972 at Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service there Monday at 11 am., the Rev George Ogden, Jr. Burial Sylvania Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Betty) Bayles and Mrs. Allen (Ruth) Crist both of Sylvania; sons, Raymond and Paul both of Sylvania; 13 grand children, four great grandchildren; several cousins. She was a member of the Armenia Mountain Wesleyan Methodist Church; lifelong resident of the Sylvania community.

AYERS -, Miss Martha - Miss Martha Ayers, who until two years ago made her home in Elmira Street, this boro, with her sister, Mrs. Andrus Case, died Monday morning at the home of her nephew, Edmund C. Carnwright in Columbia township. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. Miss Ayers was 85 years old. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from her late home, the Rev. Floyd Randall officiating.   Died in October 1907.

BAILEY –CARLA RENEE (BAILEY) MOSS, age 36, of Troy, PA died on February 28, 1999 at home.  She was born on September 1, 1962 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Robert L. Bailey and the late Lillian L. (Roloson) Lawrence.  Carla is survived by her husband, Douglas G. Moss of Elmira, NY; father and stepmother, Robert L. and Joan R. Bailey of Cape Vincent, NY; daughter, Lillian J. Moss of Troy; brother, David R. (Terri) Bailey of Williamson, NY; sisters, Dawn M. (Marco) Tejada of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Merilu (William) Odell of Holland, NY, Kathleen K. (Victor) Chaapel of Canton, PA.  Deborah M. (Gerald) Kitto of Williamson, NY, Karen A. (Marty) Hubbard of LaPlace, LA; stepfather, Robert E. Lawrence of Columbia Cross Rds.; several nieces and nephews; special friend Tom Scott of Granville Smt., PA.  In addition to her mother, Carla is predeceased by her sister Lillian Glenora Bailey.  Funeral services were held March 4 (10 a.m.) at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in Sylvania Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to The American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA or Lillian J. Moss Trust Fund, c/o Dawn Tejada, RR2, Columbia Cross Rds., PA or the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

BAILEY Carla Renee MOSS, age 36, of Troy, PA died on February 28, 1999 at home.  She was born on September 1, 1962 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Robert L. Bailey and the late Lillian L. (Roloson) Lawrence.  Carla was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church.  Carla is survived by her husband, Douglas G. Moss of Elmira, NY; father and stepmother, Robert L. and Joan R. Bailey of Cape Vincent, NY; daughter, Lillian J. Moss of Troy; brother, David R. (Terri) Bailey of Williamson NY; sisters, Dawn M. (Marco) Tejada of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Merilu (William) Odell of Holland, NY, Kathleen K. (Victor) Chaapel of Canton, PA Deborah M. (Gerald) Kitto of Williamson, NY, Karen A. (Marty) Hubbard of LaPlace, LA; stepfather, Robert E. Lawrence of Columbia Cross Rds.; several nieces and nephews; special friend Tom Scott of Granville Smt., PA.  In addition to her mother, Carla is predeceased by her sister Lillian Glenora Bailey.  Funeral services were held march 4 (10 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in Sylvania Cemetery at the Convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to The American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or Lillian J. Moss Trust Fund, c/o Dawn Tejada, RR 2, Box 49, Columbia Cross Rds., PA 16914; or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

LILLIAN G. BAILEY –16, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died Oct. 30, 1976, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident on Oct. 28 on Rt. 14 in the Village of Fassett.  According to an account, Miss Bailey received massive head injuries in the accident.  Another passenger in the car was reportedly treated for minor injuries at the same hospital and released.  South Creek police were reported as saying the car Miss Bailey was riding in skidded on an icy portion of Route 14 and spun around, hitting a tree stump.  She was a junior at Troy High School and a member of the chorus and bowling league.  She also was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church.  Miss Bailey was born in Troy, Aug. 6, 1960.  She is survived by her mother, Lillian Lorraine Lawrence and step-father, Robert Lawrence of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; father, Robert Bailey of Rochester; sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Dawn) Marie Roupp of Troy RD 3, Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) Foust Jr. of Coudersport RD 1, Carla Renee Bailey, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Greenough of Troy RD 3; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bailey of Elmira; three nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating.  Burial was in the Sylvania Cemetery.

BALLARD - Adelbert D. Ballard, [SRGP 09297] aged 73 years died Oct. 16 [1920] at the Blossburg State hospital following an operation. He was born and lived practically all his life on the old Ballard homestead in Sullivan, until he moved to Mansfield last March. He was an active member of the M.E. church of the Masonic Lodge, No.247, of Mansfield and was the last one of the charter members of the Sylvania Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Sylvania, which lodge had charge of his funeral services. He is survived by his widow and three daughters: Mrs. C.A. Smith of Troy; Mrs. Colie Smith of Mansfield and Miss Ruby at home; also by one brother, Lloyd Ballard of Corning. The funeral was held last week on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. C.D. Purdy of the M.E. church officiated; interment in the cemetery at Sylvania. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 27, 1920

BIXBY Porter Eugene Bixby  [1934 penciled on article] Aged 60 and for many years a resident of Troy, died in his Canton Street home last Monday evening, November 12th, at 8:15 o’clock, after many months of failing health.  He was born in Sylvania and was employed for several years by the borough of Troy on its streets.  He was a man well liked by all who knew him.  His wife, Emma Barrett Bixby, and two daughters survive him, Mrs. Morris J. Smith, Troy and Mrs. Park T. Bateman, Blossburg.  Five grandsons also survive.  The funeral was held yesterday at 2:30 p.m. from his late home, Rev. J. H. Carter officiating, and burial was in the family plot in the Sylvania cemetery.

BOUGHTON Sidney A-76, died at his home in Big Pond, Tuesday morning, Aug 12, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Anna Rich Smith Boughton; two brothers, Sherman of Lowman, NY and Frank of Sayre, sister, Mrs. Hattie Kilmer of Waverly, NY. Funeral services were held at the Soper Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon with burial in Sylvania. Rev. Owen Barrett officiating. Mr. Boughton was at one time associated with Horace Stanton in the garage business on West Main St, Troy and was an excellent mechanic.

CURTIS L. BOYLES
 Curtis L. Boyles, 84, of Sylvania, PA, died Tuesday, November 15, 1994 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, PA. He was born April 12, 1910 in Hillsgrove, PA, a son of Rufus and Ida Boyles. Mr. Boyles was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ, a charter member of the Sylvania Lions Club and a former member of the Sylvania School Board and the Troy Joint School Board. He was a 45-year member of the Pipefitters Union Local 267, formerly Union 109 in Ithaca, NY. He was a member of the Wheel Inn Club and a social member of the Morris Run Legion Post No. 167. He was employed in refrigeration and air conditioning with the following companies:  Sullivan Brothers and Lent, Binghamton; J. Scott Baldwin, Elmira; American Warming and Ventilating, Elmira; Collins and Walton, Elmira; Souther Tier Heating and Air Conditioning; and Kimball Plumbing and Heating, retiring from there in 1985. Mr. Boyles is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Rogers Boyles; daughter, Eilene (Boyles) Ogden of Sylvania; son-in-law, George W. Ogden Jr. of Sylvania; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Candy Boyles of Wellsburg, NY and Richard and Connie Boyles of Sylvania; grandchildren, Robert Boyles and Misty Gardner of Elmira; James Curtis Boyles and Lisa Villescaz of Wellsburg, Kim and Gordon Austin of Elmira, Christa Ogden and Rob Haflett of Windfall, Todd Boyles and Wendy Close of Clarion, Thad Boyles of Sylvania, Tanya Boyles of Sylvania, Cassie Boyles and Heath Battle of Wellsburg and Brandon Boyles of Wellsburg; two great-grandchildren, Gordy Austin of Elmira and Morgan Boyles of Elmira; sisters, Zelma Shaver of Apalachin, Violet Hotaling of Johnson City, NY and Arlie Darrah of Toppenish, WA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Sheldon (Sunny) Boyles in 1970. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 17 with the Pastor Willard L. Strunk officiating and burial to be in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Church of Christ Building Fund, Box 163, Sylvania, PA 16945. (TGR, Thursday, November 24, 1994)

BRADFORD -  Abbie Bradford McDowell- (1931) Died at 1:30 am. Wednesday, January 28th, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. York, Elmira St, at the age of 90. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. York, a sister, Mrs. Ella Thayer of Troy, a granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Buck of Brooklyn, NY and two great grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday from the home of Mrs. York. Rev A G Cameron officiating with burial in the Sylvania Cemetery.

BRADFORD -  William H. Bradford - (1920)- whose death was briefly noted last week was a son of William G. and Harriett Stevens Bradford. He was born on the Bradford homestead near Sylvania, October 18, 1853. In 1875 he married Mary Strait who survives him with one son, Floyd I. Another son, Luther C., died in infancy. Of the family there is a niece living. Miss. Jeanne Bradford, of Boston. Mr. Bradford was held in high esteem by his fellows. For many years he served Columbia Township as Commissioner, School Director and Tax Collector. He had been a member of Altus Grange since young manhood, and during his later years one of the Board of Grange Insurance Directors, which office he held at the time of his death. The funeral at the home on Saturday afternoon was largely attended. The brothers of Sylvania Lodge of Odd Fellows of which he was a Past Grand, had charge of the burial services.

BRISTOL, Rose - Mrs S.M. Canedy of Troy, Pa. died Saturday afternoon. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND Samuel; two sons , John of Philadelphia and Samuel Jr. of Troy. two brothers James Bristol of Elmira, a sister Carrie of Florida; and a grandchild . Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the family home in Troy, burial in Sylvania cemetery. (1927)

Rose Bristol Canedy aged 55 and wife of S.M.Canedy died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3rd, after several years of failing health. Born in New York State, Mrs Canedy came to Pennsylvania when only a year old and for many years lived in Sylvania coming to Troy to make her home some 7 years ago. She was a member of Os hu chapter, D.A.R. Maxwell chapter, O.E.S. and the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. She is survived by her husband, two sons S.M. Canedy, of Collingswood ,N.J. an infant granddaughter, two brothers James Bristol of Burlington and and John Bristol of Elmira one sister Miss Carrie Bristol of Fort Pierce, Florida The wealth of floral offering at the funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home on Canton Street attested the esteem in which Mrs Canedy was held by neighbors and friends. Her pastor, the Rev. Raymond C. White officiated. Burial was in the Sylvania cemetery.

JULIUS BROWN, 66 of Mainesburg RD died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1937 of a heart attack.  He was born at Leona Sept. 3, 1870.  He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Kelce of Corning; three grandchildren and three brothers, Arthur Brown of Athens and Milton and Ed Brown of Troy.  The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. In the home with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1937

BULLARD William W- aged 86, of Mainesburg, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold Robson, Gray Valley, Friday, Dec 6, 1946. In addition to the daughter at whose home he died, Mr. Bullard is survived by his wife, Hettie May Bullard; a son, Milton, Mainesburg; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Nash, Troy; Mrs. Irene Estep, Rochester and Mrs. Cora Carnwright, Edmeston, NY. Services were held Monday at 11 am from the home of Mrs. Robson with burial in the Sylvania Cemetery. Rev. Glen Dewey officiated.

 

BURKE Martin J. Burke Jr.

Age 22, of Troupsburg, NY, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Monday, May 9, 2011. Martin was born January 31, 1955 in Elmira, NY. He was the son of the late Martin J. and Rosa Lea Van Marter Burke. He is survived by a sister, Christiana (LaVerne) Kipferl of Lawrenceville, PA; aunt, Mary (Ronald) Pazzaglia of Roseville, PA; and several nieces and nephews. He loved model trains and being close to nature. Friends and family are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Funeral Service will be held following the calling hours with the Reverend Douglas Hodge officiating. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA. Star Gazette – May 11, 2011

 

Mrs. P. R. Ballard – 1926
(Phebe R. BURRITT Ballard) (SRGP 78288)
Mrs. P. R. Ballard died Friday morning, Nov. 5th at the family home in Sylvania.  She was eighty-two years of age and survived by one sister, Miss Lydia C. Burritt, and six nieces.  The funeral was held at the residence Monday morning at eleven o’clock and burial in the Sylvania cemetery.  The Rev. A. G. Cameron officiated
 

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Obits of James T. Card of Sylvania – 1933 (SRGP 41741)
J. T. Card Fatally Stabbed in Paterson, New Jersey 

Believed to have been fatally stabbed in the right side of his chest by Paterson, N. J. Italians, J. Thornton Card was found in a critical condition on the Madison Avenue sidewalk there last Saturday morning at 1:10.  the right hand was cut as though he had attempted to ward off the fatal knife, he was somewhat bruised and his overcoat and one shoe were missing indicating to detectives assigned to the case that assault had taken place elsewhere and that he had been carried to the spot where he was found.   He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, a short five blocks away, told conflicting stories to detectives and died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday after telling Mrs. Card and her brother, Charles Stanton, who arrived in Paterson Sunday morning that “they did it for my money.”  Asked if he knew the person or persons who assaulted him, he is said to have replied in the negative.

Card left Troy Thursday evening on a Warner truck with Orrin Warner, who was taking a load of eggs to Paterson, N. J.  On Friday he asked Francis Miller, an acquaintance, to go to New York with him to see a man.  After waiting some time for Card at the egg market, Warner left for Troy.  Card and Miller returned from New York and Card left Miller in front of his home, saying that he would catch a bus or the train.  Nothing is known of his movements until he was found on the sidewalk about a block and a half from Miller’s home. W. G. Mosher and Maurice Whitlock drove the Soper and Mosher funeral car to Paterson Monday for the body, which was released to them following the coroner’s inquest at which it was established that Card came to his death from wounds inflicted by hands unknown. Card was a graduate of Troy High School, a star basketball player and one of the most widely known young men in this section.  He dealt in furs, eggs and produce and evidenced unusual business ability for a young man. The funeral was held from his late home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating and burial was in the Sylvania cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Stanton, one son, William, and his mother, Mrs. Florence Card, Sylvania.
 

Many at Funeral of J. T. Card
One of the Most Largely Attended Services Ever Held in Sylvania 
Troy, Jan. 18 – The funeral of James Thornton Card, who was murdered near Paterson, N. J., on Saturday morning last, was held at Sylvania Tuesday afternoon and was the largest ever seen in that village.  The room in which the body lay was banked with flowers, and over five hundred persons gathered to attend the funeral ceremonies.  The funeral was held at Mr. Card’s mother’s home in Sylvania, where he and his wife had been living for the past 6 months and was attended by large numbers of farmers from western Bradford county. From the time he was a high school boy of 16, Mr. Card was selling farm produce for the farmers of this district, and it is said that when still in school he deposed annually of over $20,000 in farm products.  In his school days he also was one of Troy’s star athletes, and one of the best basketball players that Troy High School has ever produced.  That he had many friends was evidenced by the large number that gathered to attend his funeral.

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CARD, William K. (SRGP 41743)

Age 60, of 237 Ridgecrest Road, Monday, In Ithaca (N.Y.) He was born in Troy, PA, son of Marie Stanton Card and the late James T. Card.  He was the owner operator of Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, which he had owned since 1959.  He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Eagles, the Masons, the Presbyterian Church of Sylvania, PA, and was a Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor.  Survivors, in addition to his mother living in Sylvania, he is survived by his wife, Mary Contini Card, and his son, William Thornton Card, both of Ithaca.  He is also survived by his cousins, Virginia Hough of Troy, PA, and Dr. Donald Stanton of Lansing, MI.  Graveside services to be held Saturday at 11 AM at the Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA.  Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at Bangs Funeral Home in Ithaca and Friday from 7 to 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA. 

[ 08 MAR 1930 - 19 APR 1990]

CONTINI –MARY FRANCES CARD, age 73, (SRGP 41744) of McGraw House, Ithaca, died peacefully Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, with her loving son at her bedside.  Mary was the widow of William K. card who died April 9, 1990.  Mary joined her husband in God’s loving arms on what would have been their golden wedding anniversary.  Mary was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Salvatore and Victoria Contini.  Mary’s life always center around her family.  She truly loved being a wife, mother and especially a grandmother.  She had a deep appreciation for those who helped her in any small way during her life.  Mary is survived by her son, William T. “Billy” Card and Kristin Card of Ithaca; her loving grandchildren, Olivia and Leslie Card; and “Erny” the cat.  She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Miles of Port Charlotte, FL; her three nieces and their families.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was also predeceased by her sister, Josephine Albiani.  Graveside services to be held in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA, will be delayed until spring.  Friends may call Saturday, January 31, 2004, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Bangs funeral Home.  Memorial donations in Mary’s memory may be directed to McGraw House or the Tompkins County S.P.C.A. –Elmira Star Gazette.

CORNELL Henry S-78, of Troy RD 2 died Sunday evening, Jan 23, 1949, at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Lynden Bailey, of Towanda. In addition to Mrs. Bailey he is survived by one son, Frederick, of Troy and two grandsons, Albert of Towanda and Robert of Troy, 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home. Rev. Mary Lyon officiated with burial in Sylvania cemetery.

COURTNEY- The community was greatly saddened last week by the sudden and unexpected death of Doris Courtney. She had been sick for two months but for some weeks had apparently been gaining. On Wednesday she seemed better than on any of the previous days but in the afternoon she suddenly collapsed and in a little while died. She was a singularly winsome girl, gentle, sunny, friendly, happy with a smile for everyone. She was in her 12th year. The funeral services were held at the Courtney home on Saturday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. W. I. Burrell of Benton, Pa., a former pastor and an old friend of the family. Nearly all of the pupils of the Taylor school attended. The interment was in the Sylvania cemetery. TGR 1914

Ezra W. DANN
Ezra W. Dann, son of Baxter and Caroline Dann, was born in Rutland township, Tioga county, Jan. 12, 1826.  He was next to the oldest of eleven children.  Three sisters are living in the west.  One brother was killed in the civil war.  His schooling was had in the Burton Hill school near his boyhood home.  While yet in his teens he witnessed the raining of the stars, 8n 1843.  In April, 1846, he came to this farm in the employ of Griffin Bailey and in August of that year he married Phidelia, daughter of his employer, and had resided here ever since.  There were five children, two of whom are living---Mrs. Caroline Dann of Troy, and Benjamin on the farm.  His first presidential vote was cast for Zachary Taylor in 1848 and he has kept a diary since 1868.  He was initiated into the Odd Fellows at the time Sylvan lodge, No. 926, was instituted Feb 1, 1876.  He was past Grand Master of his lodge, a member of the Encampment, a member of Columbia Grange, No. 83, and also a member of the first Rebekah lodge in Sylvania.  He died at his home at the foot of Bailley Hill on Sunday morning, May 12th, 1912.  The Friday before he felt better than usual.  The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. H. Patterson officiating, assisted by Rev. A. C. Cameron.  Burial was in Sylvania Cemetery. tgr 1912

DEWEY, DONALD G.,   (SRGP 12183) Services for Donald G. Dewey, 74, Elmira, NY, formerly of the Troy area, were held at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. David Larson officiating.  Interment was in Sylvania Cemetery.  Mr. Dewey died Nov.2, 1984 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was formerly a cab driver in Elmira.  Survivors include sons, Tom Dewey of Columbia Cross Roads, Walter Dewey of Granville Summit; sister, Mrs. Howard (Gertrude) VanNoy, East Troy and Mrs. Roland (Audrey) Shepherd of Arizona; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR Nov. 8, 1984)

DICKERSON - Amanda Malvina Dickerson Shadduck
RECENT DEATHS - Clark
Mrs. Joseph Clark died February 13, at the home of her son John Shadduck, at Alba, aged eighty-five.  In 1852 she married Lewis Shadduck and was the mother of two children, Ervin and John.  In addition to these she raised two other children, Lewis and Minerva Wheeler.  Mr. Shadduck enlisted in 1862 in Company B, 58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and died in service, January 3, 1963.  In October 1884 she married Joseph Clark, who died a number of years ago.  She is survived by the sons and foster children mentioned, and a number of grandchildren.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon from her son's home, Rev. W. H. Porter officiating.  Interment was made in the cemetery at Sylvania.  Article found in JB Shadduck's Bible - 1920  Submitted by Linda Ludwig Mutzer

FISH - (Local News)  Miss Frances Fish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. N. Fish, formerly of Sylvania, died at the family home in Barryville, N.Y., on Tuesday following an attack of influenza.  Miss Fish had often visited in Troy in the home of her sister, Mrs. Guy Brown.  Undertaker Soper went to Barryville and returned with the body on Wednesday accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Brown who had been summoned to the Fish home.  Mr. and Mrs. Fish were unable to accompany the remains, both being ill with influenza.  The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in Sylvania Thursday afternoon and burial was at Sylvania.  TGR 1919

Finley FURMAN - 1916 (SRGP 25226))
Finley Furman was born a little over 74 years ago and there are only a very few of his boyhood friends and associates left.  The greater part of his life was identified with Sylvania.  He died on Wednesday, Nov. 29th, after a brief illness.As farmer, merchant, man of affairs, he exerted a strong influence for good in the communities where for a time he labored.  He was always interested in public affairs and took an active interest in the affairs of the community and the county.  All over the county he was known and highly esteemed.  He was wise in counsel and his advice was sought on many questions.  He was at various times a director in a number of associations and at the time of his death he was a prominent member and director in the Troy co-operative association where his business skill and knowledge of affairs were of great value.  He was interested in the Grange and for many years was a member of Columbia Grange where his help was of great value.In the boro, for the last dozen years or more, he was a most valuable member of the Board of Education giving his time and thought unstintingly for the good of the community especially while the new school house was being built.  He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow and a member of the Rebekah organization.  He was a member of Sylvan Lodge from its beginning – 40 years.For well on to thirty years he was a member of the Presbyterian church in Sylvania. At the time of his death he was president of the Board of Trustees and one of the elders of the church and up to the time of his last brief sickness he was in the Sunday school.  His last public duties in connection with the church were his attendance at Presbytery in Canton in September as a representative of the church and at Synod at Easton as a representative of Presbytery.  These meetings he greatly enjoyed.He was a man of peace, quiet, strong, firm, fair-minded with strong convictions ruled by judgment and sound sense.He loved his home with a great love.  In it he found much happiness surrounded by physical comforts and comforted by the love of wife and children.His last sickness was brief and the end came suddenly.  He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, three daughters – Mrs. Edna Sands, Mrs. Jesse Ripley and Mrs. Hallock Wolfe – and four grandchildren, besides some near relatives and a host of friends.The funeral obsequies were solemn and stately and were held at the home on Saturday, Dec. 2d.  His pastor, Rev. A. G. Cameron conducted the service.  Sylvan Lodge, I. O. O. F. (couple of missing words), neighboring lodges and the Rebekah of Silver Link Lodge formed the guard of honor and the stately ritual of the Odd Fellows was used at the grave.  Delegations of Masons from Troy, Mansfield and other places were in attendance.There were many and beautiful floral tributes.  The burial was in the family lot in the beautiful Sylvania cemetery near the home.

GARLICK - Mrs. Hettie Bullard, 82, [SRGP 11438] of Mainesburg, RD2, died Monday, July 13, 1959. She attended the Bakerburg Community Church and had lived around Mainesburg all her life. She was the widow of William Bullard. Survived by son, Milton Bullard of Mansfield; 5 grandchildren, Mrs. Dorothy Wilbur of Millerton, Mrs. Elaine Bubacz of Niagara Falls, NY, Harold Robson Jr. of Mainesburg, Mrs. Marilyn Bailey of Troy RD2, and Miss Ellen Bullard of Mansfield; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated. Burial in Sylvania Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1959

GOODRICH, Ida - (SRGP 76812) STRAIT, Churchill C., Mrs., Mrs Churchill C. Strait died on Sunday or Monday at the home of her childern in Elmira. She was formerly a resident of Sylvania, but more lately had been living at the place of her death. Funeral services were held yesterday at 1 o' clock at the home of George Wolfe in Columbia township, burial at Sylvania. Services conducted by undertaker Bloom. Rev. Crawford of Elmira was the officiating clegyman.

WILBUR RICHARD GREEN, 15 of Elmira, NY died at his home February 15, 1988 following an extended illness.  He attended the Elmira Wesleyan Church.  He is survived by his parents, William and Sharon Ripley Green; brothers, Douglas, Billy and Timmy all at home; paternal grandmother Mrs. Hazel Green of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  Wilbur was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jane Ripley and Joseph Combs Sr.  Funeral services were held February 17 (8:30 p.m.) at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with Rev. James Waddell officiating and interment to be in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Pa.  –Troy Gazette-Register
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 Gertrude HAGER(SRGP 40567) Mrs. E. Burt Strait died at her home in Mansfield last Wednesday, of pneumonia and brain complications, aged 30 years. She leaves a husband and three small children. The funeral was held Friday morning at the home, and the remains taken to Sylvania for interment. TGR 1901

HAIGHT, Nellie Josephine -(SRGP 61314)  The Troy Gazette Register (?)
March 8, 1912
Mrs. Porter E. Bixby, who was so ill for a time then improved in a fair way to recover, expired at her home in this boro Wednesday morning, aged about 33 years.  Her husband survives and two young children.  Deceased was a daughter of Justice O. T. Haight of Mansfield.  She was graduated from the Normal school in the class of ’97 and taught for a time before her marriage.  She was a valued member of the First Baptist church of Troy and leaves a large circle of friends.  The funeral will be held at the house at 12 o’clock today and interment will be at Sylvania.

HAGER - Sylvania News) The funeral of Edw. Hager of Williamsport was held at the home of his brother, Cola F. Hager, on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the family plot in the Sylvania cemetery. He had been ailing for some time and was taken recently to the State hospital at Danville for treatment where he died.       tgr 1922

HAGER- Sylvania News)  The funeral services of Frank Hager were held in the Presbyterian church, Sylvania, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The services were in charge of Rev. A. G. Cameron and Elder James of Mainesburg, preached the sermon.  Sylvan lodge, I. O. O. F., of which deceased was a member, formed a guard of honor.  There was a very large attendance at the funeral.  Burial was in the Sylvania Cemetery. TGR 1915

HAGER –ORA HAGER ROLOSON GREENOUGH, 94, (SRGP 11632) of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville RR 1 and formerly of Troy RR 3, died Friday, February 12, 1993 at Dar-Way.  She was born February 21, 1898 in Sylvania, PA, the daughter of Frank and Lillian Hilfiger Hager. Mrs. Greenough was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Troy Grange for over 50 years.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Robert Lawrence of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2; sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Genevieve Roloson of Columbia Cross Roads RR2 and Vernon and Barbara Roloson of Towanda; step-daughters and stepsons-in-law, Doris and William Lusty of Amagansett, NY, Mrs. Catherine Mahoney of Horseheads, NY and Marian and Curtis Spalding of Troy RR2; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Lynn and Josephine Greenough of Troy RR3; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lillian Saxton of Granville Summit; brothers, Earl Hager of Elmira and Harold Hager of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Olive Hager of Horseheads and Margarite Hager of Troy RR1; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Glenn Roloson in 1949 and LaVerne Greenough in 1984.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy on February 16 with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating and burial to be in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania.  Memorials may be sent to the East Troy Baptist Church.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

HAIGHT NELLIE J
Bixby, Mrs. Porter E –who was so ill for a time then improved and seemed in a fair way to recover, expired at her home in this Boro Wednesday morning, aged about 33 years. Her husband survives and two younger children. Deceased was a daughter of Justice O T Haight of Mansfield. She was graduated from the Normal school in the class of ’97 and taught for a time before her marriage. She was a valued member of the First Baptist church of Troy and leaves a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held at the house at 12 o’clock today and interment will be at Sylvania.

July 21, 1911
Milan HEWITT
Milan Hewitt was born in Smithfield, Pa., July 7, 1869 and died at his home in Sylvania in the early hours of Wednesday morning, July 5th, after a number of weeks of severe suffering, aged 42.  He leaves a wife and two children, the elder of whom is a lad of nine, and a younger a little lad slightly over a year old. Since young manhood Mr. Hewitt was identified with the life of Sylvania, but much of his work was done outside the village.  He owned a traction engine and portable sawmill, and so worked where there was a call for his service.  He was a good workman and well liked by his associates. He was a home-keeping man, and nowhere was so happy as in his own home with his family around him.  He was quiet and gentle and with strangers perhaps a little reserved, but he was genial and sunny and always had a smile and a pleasant word for everybody.  It did one good to see him smile. Being absent through the week he did not share in the activities of the week as much as some, but he was always willing to do his share.  He will be greatly missed from the community where he spent so many years. The funeral was held from the home on Friday afternoon, July 7th, and was conducted by the village pastor, Rev. A. G. Cameron.  There was a large attendance and the floral offerings were many and beautiful.  The burial was in the family lot in the Sylvania cemetery.

HICKOCK -  Mrs. Harriet Strait widow of O. C. Strait, died at her home on W. Main St. on Saturday of last week after a long and sever illness.  She is survived by a son, Prof. G. B. Strait of Mansfield Normal and a daughter, Mrs. F. I. Bradford who with her husband lived in the family home and cared for her.  She was a woman of sterling worth and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.  The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. A. G. Cameron.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.  Interment was in the family lot in the Sylvania cemetery. TGR 1919

HILFIGER - Frank M. Hilfiger, 47, of Wellsburg, RD1, died at the family home Thursday, Oct. 20, 1938, at 8:45 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a sister, Mrs. Blanch Lanterman of Horseheads; four brothers Harry and Guy of Mainesburg and Lonie and Roe of California. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Soper & Mosher funeral home in Troy with the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial in the Sylvania Cemetery.

JOHNS SAMUEL E.
June 13, 1968 - Chemung Valley Reporter
81, of 202 1/2 Eleanor Street, Horseheads, friday May 1, 1968.  Furnerall was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield Monday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial at Sylvania Cemetery.  Survived by wife Mrs. Julia Johns, son Walter Johns, Daughters Mrs. Ruth Pike of Watkins Glen, Mrs. Louise Monroe of Valois, Mrs Beatrice Putnam (Pallone) of Elmira, Mrs. Ruby Rumsey of Albuquerque NM.  Step-daughters Mrs. Alice Crain, of Elmira, Mrs. Mildred Upcapher of Corning, Mrs. Emily Craig of Gillett, Mrs. Fern Fivie of Elmira Heights.  Sisters Mrs Lehta Waltz and Mrs. Minnie Waltz both of Mansfield.  14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, several neices and nephews.   (Samuel E Johns is the son of Sanford and Lucinda Johns.  His first wife was Bertha Ludington Johns.)

Nettie KEYES went on Friday last week to visit Prof. Card and family at "Morningside" and was taken ill and died the next forenoon. She had been in failing health for some time, and knew herself that the end was not far away but she went on attending to the daily tasks uncomplaingly up to the end. At her own request no religious service was held except a service at the grave conducted by her friend and neighbor, William Courtney. TGR 1914

KIES – Henry Kies died from an overdose of laudanum at his home in Fall Brook street between 8:30 and 9 o’clock Tuesday evening. He was found unconscious in the haymow of his barn shortly after 6 o’clock by his son, Harry Kies, who called Dr. G. E. Boyer. The physician recognized at once the symptoms of a powerful opiate, and a search of Mr. Kies pockets brought to light a 4-ounce bottle of laudanum, nearly empty. He took the drug probably some hours before he was found. Henry Kies was a hard working man, whose untimely death is mourned by a wide circle of acquaintances. He had been in poor health for some time. His wife survives and two children—Harry, at home and Mrs. Harry Gernert of Columbia X Roads. The funeral is to be held on Friday at 2 at the home, and interment will be at Sylvania, the former home of the family. TGR 1913

KROTZER –PANSY K. STANTON, 77 of Sylvania died Sunday, July 27, 1975 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating.  Burial will be in the Sylvania Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m.  If desired, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Sylvania.

 

LAY, GEORGE (SRGP 05667)
The community was greatly saddened by the unexpected death of George Lay on February 5th.  He had been ailing for some time, but nothing serious was apprehended, until the last few days.  George Lay, one of the most widely known and popular men in Sullivan township and Sylvania, died at his home in Sylvania after a short illness of influenza.  The care of his father, the late James Lay, took heavily from Mr. Lay’s vitality, and outside of Sylvania, few of his friends realized his serious condition until the end came.  He was 65 years of age, was born in Sullivan township, and had lived in Sylvania for many years.  His widow, Hannah Smith Lay survives, together with a brother, William Lay, of the Bath Soldier’s home; and three nieces.  Mr. Lay was a member of Sylvan Lodge, I.O.O.F., at Sylvania.  The funeral was held at 2 p.m., February 7, the Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating, interment in Sylvania cemetery.

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LAY, JAMES (SRGP 05664)
 James Lay, pioneer resident of Sullivan township, Tioga County, died January 30 in the home of his son, George Lay, of Sylvania, after several months of failing health.  He would have been 92 years old on the 22nd of February.  Until recently Mr. Lay had been in very remarkable health for one of his years.  He remained actively interested in the affairs of the times almost to the end.  He is survived by two sons, George, with whom he lived, and William, now in the Bath Soldiers’ Home; three granddaughters, Sadie and Mary Lay, and Mrs. Charles Nash, of Troy; one great-granddaughter, Eleanor Yvonne Nash; one sister, Mrs. George Hurr, of Coudersport, and several nieces.  The funeral was held Sunday, February 3, from the home, the Reverend A. G. Cameron officiating, and interment was in the Sylvania cemetery.

LOCKWOOD Marion X. FURMANEK, age 68, of Troy, PA, formerly of Westport, CT, died on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  She was born on February 1, 1932 in Norwalk, CT, a daughter of Henry V. and Alice Lockwood.  She attended the Church of Christ in Sylvania, PA.  She is survived by her mother, Alice Lockwood; sons, Francis P. (Sally) Furmanek Jr. of Westport, CT, Aaron J. (Holis) Furmanek of Mainesburg, PA; daughter, Ximeria M. Furmanek of Sylvania, PA; grandchildren, Lea A. Furmanek and Francis P. Furmanek III, both of Westprot, CT; brother, Henry (Carole) Lockwood of Rowayton, CT; niece , Alexandra and Nephew, Justin, both of CT.  In addition to her husband, Francis Peter Furmanek, she was predeceased by her father, Henry Lockwood.  Funeral services were to be held on Friday, April 14 (11 am) at the Church of Christ in Sylvania, PA with Pastor George W. Ogden Jr. Officiating and interment to be in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania,PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Christ at Sylvania, PA Box 163, Sylvania, PA 16945. 


LEE, MRS. BEATRICE LUDDINGTON (SRGP 19764)
 Sylvania—Mrs. Beatrice Luddington Lee, 30, died early Tuesday, Mar. 19, 1935, at a Sayre hospital.  Surviving are her husband, Floyd Lee; two
daughters, Frances and Virginia, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.K. Ludington, all of Sylvania.  The Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate at services at the home Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the Sylvania Cemetery.

LUDINGTON - Ruptured appendix is cause of death . Mrs Bertha Johns of Erin lived only 20 minutes after being received at the hospital in this city Friday night, a ruptured appendix causing death. Surgeons were preparing to perform an emergency operation when she expired. Dr. Tracy Hamilton, city coroner was called and performed a postmortem operation, finding the cause of death. The body was removed to the family home for burial.

Troy, Jan.25. Mrs Bertha Johns, wife of Samuel Johns of Erin, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs John Ludington of Sylvania, died at the St. Joseph hospital, Elmira, Thursday night, aged 35 years. The funeral was held from her parents, home in Sylvania Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Claude Shaffer officiated and burial was in Sylvania cemetery  (James Wilson Scrapbook)

 

MASON, James W. – The funeral of James W. Mason, who died suddenly in an Erie Tower on the Southside, Elmira, last week Monday afternoon, was held Wednesday.  The remains were removed to Sylvania, Pa. for burial.  Mr. Mason had been employed as a towerman and gatetender at the Hudson street crossing of the Erie Railroad.  He was a cripple, having only one arm, and was reporting at the tower to take the period between 4 p.m. and midnight.  The day towerman had just left the little building when he heard Mr. Mason fall and found he had suffered a heart seizure and had dropped across the trap door which is the entrance into the tower.  Mr. Mason is survived by nine children, four sons, Stanley, Charles and Ralph, all of Elmira, and O.M. Mason, of Detroit; five daughters, Mrs. B.W. Styres, of Hall, N.Y., Mrs. Lynn Inman, of Gillett, Pa.; Mrs. Everett Nash, of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs. L.C. McClure, of Corning, and Mrs. Raymond Lewis, of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. George Strong and Mrs. Lars Johnson, both of Fassetts, Pa., and one brother, Judd Mason, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919. 

 

McCOLLUM T. F.
The remains of T. F. McCollum of Ithaca, formerly a resident of  Troy, were brought here Tuesday for burial.  Deceased is survived by a son, Fred McCollum of Farmer’s Valley. tgr 1903

Mr. Thomas R. MONROE (SRGP 02582) died Sunday, the 15th, inst, at his home in Sullivan, after a long and painful illness. His death occurred on his 51st birthday. He had been sick with rheumatism for about two years, suffering terribly most of the time, the last six months suffering excruciatingly in mind and body. He was an energetic, industrious man, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters. Tuesday at 11 o’clock, after prayer at the house by his pastor, Mr. Troxel, of Mainesburg, the remains were taken to Sylvania where the funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Mr. Troxel delivering a touching and feeling sermon. The singing by the Gladding choir was very appropriate and well rendered; especially the last piece “Beyond the Smiling and the Weeping” which seemed to be the favorite with our dear friend who is gone, and forever beyond the trials and pains of this life. He was interred in the family burying ground near Sylvania. ( Sylvania Cemetery)

Delbert S. MOORE (SRGP 68711)
In Sullivan, July 30, of epilepsy, Delbert S. Moore, aged 17 years.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1877, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

MORSE CAROLINE (CARRIE) A
Cornell, Mrs. Caroline (Carrie) A-73, of Troy, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1947. Survived by husband Henry Cornell; son, Frederick E, at home, one grandson, one granddaughter; sister, Mrs. Bessie Harrison; brother, Richard Morse, both of Sayre. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. where funeral will be held Monday 2 pm. William Beacom officiating. Burial in Sylvania Cemetery.

Sylvania News) Christoper MOSHER, an old resident of Sylvania, but of late years residing in Mansfield was brought here for burial. The service was held in the Disciple church on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. I. Burrell a former pastor of Mr. Mosher and a close friend came from Benton, Pa., to conduct the funeral sermon. The interment was in the Sylvania cemetery. TGR 1914

JAMES S. MOSHER, M.D., (SRGP 82022)Austinville, born in Columbia township, this county, January 24, 1867, is a son of Cornelius H. and Martha (Vankirk) Mosher; his paternal grandfather, William A. Mosher, and maternal grandfather, Joseph Vankirk, were pioneers of Columbia and Wells township, respectively. The subject of this sketch was reared in his native township and educated at Troy public schools where he took a prepatory course for college. In 1882 he began the study of medicine with Dr., T.D. Gray, of Sylvania. Later with Dr. E.G. Tracy of Troy, and entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1889 and in May 1891, he began the practice of his profession in Austinville, where he is now located. On April 16, 1891, the Doctor married Laura, daughter of Lesser and Hannah (Lesser) Lesser of Bremen, Germany. Dr. Mosher is a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No., 926, Sylvania and politically he is a Democrat. [This is a biography - not an obit]

March 1, 1912
Sylvania
Nelson MOSHER, one of the old residents of Sylvania, had a paralytic shock on Friday night of last week and died on Monday morning.  The funeral was held from the Disciple church on Wednesday forenoon, Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.

Troy Gazette Register (?)
March 8, 1912 (?)
Nelson MOSHER
Nelson Mosher, who died at his home in Sylvania, on Monday, February 26, was born July 6, 1828, and spent his entire life on the homestead where he died.  Mr. Mosher was a good citizen, honored and respected by all who knew him, and will be missed by a large circle of friends.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Fuller, at the homestead; one son, E. L. Mosher of Port Byron; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Young of Troy, Mrs. Lida Strait of Mansfield, and Mrs. Orrin Furman of Crown Point, Ind. [note from Don Stanton - Joyce - It would seem that he would be buried in the Sylvania Cemetery.  His name is not listed there, but there is a notation ay the end of a list of Mosher's of a "base with no stone."  Wonder if that might be where he is?]

NASH - MRS. FRANCES BALLARD died MONDAY (SRGP 09863)
Mrs. Frances Nash Ballard died at her home on St. James Street, Monday morning at 7:15, following an illness of about nine months. Funeral services were held his afternoon at 2:15 at the home, the Reverend D. W. Baylis officiating; interment in the cemetery at Mainesburg. Mrs. Ballard was the daughter of James and Jane Tabor Nash, and was born January 30, 1851, at Sylvania. In 1867 she was married to Adelbert Ballard, who died several years ago. She has always lived in this vicinity and for the past fifteen years has made her home in Mansfield, where with her fine Christian spirit and friendly personality she has made many friends. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mate Smith of Troy; Mrs. Julia R. Jones of Mansfield and Ruby at home. Also three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church. (handwritten on article July 21, 1930)

NASH - Frances Nash (Mrs. Adelbert D) Ballard (SRGP 09863) - (1930) Died in her Mansfield home Monday morning, July 21st, at the age of 79 after many months of failing health. Born in Sylvania, Mrs. Ballard lived for many years in Sullivan Township, Tioga County. She was a member of the Methodist church and was active in its affairs until her health prevented. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C A Smith of Troy, Mrs. John Jones of Mansfield and Miss Ruby Ballard, a teacher in the Wellsboro schools, who lived with her mother in the Mansfield home. The funeral was held yesterday from her home and burial was in the Sylvania cemetery.

 

NAYLOR Michael L. Naylor

Michael L. Naylor, 44, of Wilawana, Pa., died unexpectedly, Feb. 19, 2013 due to a motor vehicle accident.  He was born on Jan. 31, 1969 in Elmira, N.Y., son of Raymond and Barbara Ripley Naylor Alexander. Michael worked at Craft Master in Towanda and Demets Candy in Big Flats, N.Y. He enjoyed watching NASCAR. He is predeceased by his father Raymond Naylor and brother Raymond Naylor Jr.  Michael is survived by his children Samantha and Michael Naylor of Elmira, N.Y., and Mark and Meghan Naylor of Rome, Pa.; step-children Felicia Meija-Davis and Bobby Kole; one grandchild; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Richard Alexander of Wilawana, Pa.; siblings Gerry and Peggy Naylor of Dundee, N.Y., Richard and Tammy Naylor of Milltown, Pa., and Pam Howes of Elmira, N.Y.; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at noon, with the Rev. Doug Abbey, of the New Generation Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – February 21, 2013

 

NAYLOR Raymond H. Sr. A longtime resident of Sayre, PA died peacefully, Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an illness at the age of 51. Born on April 7, 1955 in Laredo, TX son of Raymond L. & Barbara Ripley Naylor. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. His many interests included, coin collecting, antiques, playing his guitar, and was an avid artist. Surviving is his loving family who cherish his memory, his children, Melanie Besaw, Washington DC; Ray Jr. (Jason Eastwood) Naylor, Lowman, NY; Crystal (Billie Jean Coleman) Naylor, SanManuel, AZ; Jason (Tabitha Hoke) Naylor, Penn Yan, NY; Jaymie Ray Naylor, Omaha, NB; his mother, Barbara (Richard) Alexander, Wilawana, PA; two grandchildren, Kacie & Olivia Hurley, Tyrone, NY; siblings, Gerry (Peggy) Naylor, Dundee, NY; Richard (Tammy) Naylor, Wilawana, PA; Pam (Rick Ham) Howes, Wilawana, PA; Mike (Jody Coolbaugh) Naylor, Sayre, PA; Donna Rae Naylor, Hollywood, FL; foster brothers, Charlie and Leon Margeson and a friend and care giver, Sharon Pond and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and family friends. Ray was predeceased by his father, Raymond L. Naylor; his maternal grandparents, Helen & Howard Ripley, paternal grandparents, Lorraine & Raymond Naylor. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday July 6, 2006 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday morning between 9–11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 am. Full military honors will be accorded in the Gardens at Caywood's. Graveside services will follow in the Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA.

PACKARD EMMA
Hager, Mrs. Emma Packard-87, widow of Martin Hager, died at the home of Royal Sargeant in Sylvania Monday at 7:30 pm. She is survived by one brother, George Packard of Williamsport; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Charles Hager of Elmira and Mrs. Frank Hager of Troy; seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great grandchild.

PRESTON- Burt Preston, aged 49 and for many years the blacksmith at Sylvania died at his 'come in Addison, N.Y. on Saturday morning, February 13th. The remains were brought to Sylvania for burial in the cemetery there at three o'clock on Tuesday. He is survived by a widow and one son Harold of Elmira.  (James Wilson Scrapbook)

REYNOLDS – Dwight Reynolds died at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Milo BLACKMER after a brief but severe illness on Thursday, July 31, aged 20. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon and the service was conducted by Rev. A. G. CAMERON. There was a large attendance of relatives, friends and neighbors, and the burial was in the Sylvania cemetery. He leaves a widow who was Miss Elsa MONROE, his parents and one brother, of the immediate family to mourn his untimely end. He was quiet, unassuming, hardworking, young man, hoped by dint of toil to gain an honorable place among men and win a competence for his young wife. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS) TGR 1913

 

RIPLEY Barbara J. Alexander

77, of Sayre, PA died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born on January 18, 1936 in Blossburg, PA the daughter of the late Howard and Helen Woodruff Ripley. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She opened her heart and her doors to everyone. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and collected dolls and bells. She is predeceased by her sons, Raymond and Michael Naylor; sister, Marie Ripley and brother, Clifford Ripley. Barbara is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard at home; children, Gerry and Peggy Naylor of Dundee, NY, Richard and Tammy Naylor of Milltown, PA, and Pamela Howes of Elmira, NY; numerous grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, brothers, Alfred Ripley of Tucson, AZ and David and Reymon Ripley of Elmira, NY and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 11am - 12pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 12pm with the Rev. Doug Abbey officiating. Burial will be in the Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA. Star Gazette – March 20, 2013

 

RIPLEY - Lester A. Ripley, [SRGP 47865] 52, Troy, PA, died Wednesday morning, September 22, 1954. He was a former resident of Mansfield and was employed at the Novelty company. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Walborn Ripley; daughter, Velma Steffen; sons, Earl and Gerald, all of Troy; mother, Mrs. Grace Ripley of Gray's Valley; brothers, Ernest, Howard and James of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Ruby Thorpe of Sylvania, and Mrs. Hilda Giels of Roseville. Body at Vickery Funeral Home. Arrangements incomplete. - Mansfield Advertiser, September 1954

 

RIPLEY Marie Ann

Age 70 of Horseheads, NY. She was born October 5, 1942 in Elmira, daughter of the late Howard and Helen (Woodruff) Ripley and passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Clifford Ripley. Marie is survived by her siblings David Ripley, Sr. (Reyman Clark) of Horseheads, Barbara Jean (Dick) Alexander of Sayre, PA and Alfred Ripley of Tuscon, AZ; special friends Heidi Wilcox and Jan Shaw of Dryden, NY; sister-in-law Klara Butler of Montour Falls; special great nephews Raymond Naylor, Jr. and Jason Eastwood of Lowman along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Marie was a long time employee of Smith Corona in Cortland. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church and the Horseheads Moose Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, March 7th from 10 am to 12 noon. Her funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Rev. William Vallet will officiate. Interment will take place in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marie through donations to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 or the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – March 5, 2013

 

RIPLEY –RUTH THORPE, 84 of Gillett, formerly of Troy died Thursday, Oct. 27, 1983 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born March 4, 1899 in Troy, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Worden Ripley.  Mrs. Thorpe was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Thorpe in 1965.  She is survived by her daughters; Mrs. Edward (Jeanette) Beardslee of Troy RD 1, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Baker of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Raymond (Caroline Padgett of Troy RD 1, Betty Jean Thorpe of Mansfield RD 1; sons, Frederick Thorpe of Troy RD 1 and William Thorpe of Gillett; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held Sunday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial was in Sylvania Cemetery.

 

ROCKWELL Arthur
Local News)  The remains were brought to Sylvania of Arthur Rockwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Rockwell now of Milford, Susquehanna county, who for a number of years made their home on the Jackson farm.  The deceased was an exemplary young man of 20 with a wife and two children.  Death in a Scranton hospital followed an acute attack of appendicitis before an operation.  Besides his parents and his own family he leaves two sisters and two brothers.  The funeral was held on Friday at the Presbyterian church in Sylvania, the Rev. Cameron officiating, and interment was in the Sylvania cemetery.  tgr 1919

 

ROCKWELL Leonard A. "Rocky" Rockwell

87, of Columbia Cross Roads, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Troy Community Hospital surrounded by his family.   He was the loving husband of Mary (Albrecht) Rockwell. The couple married June 17, 1976 and had 36 happy years together.  A graveside celebration of Rocky's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Sylvan Hill Cemetery, Watkins Hill Road in Columbia Cross Roads, with his pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. The Troy Veterans Honor Guard will give military honors. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 1093 West Main St., Troy, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Rocky was born on Jan. 13, 1925 in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Arthur B. and Goldie (Carpenter) Rockwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country during World War II in Europe. During the Battle of The Bulge, Rocky and a fellow soldier were stranded behind enemy lines for a month. After the war he worked for American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., designing fire engines and bidding on contracts to build them.  Rocky enjoyed taking trips to the beach, reading, and antique cars. He designed and built two of the homes he lived in throughout his adult life. Rocky attended East Troy Baptist Church with Mary and was a member of the Troy Vet's Club. He was a loving husband and father who would rather be at home with his family than be anywhere else.  Rocky is survived by his loving wife Mary; his children. Rodney (Beverly) Rockwell of Berkshire, N.Y., Dayl Ripley and her companion Al Colegrove of Mansfield and Jennifer (Matthew) Bednar of Allentown; his grandchildren Matthew Rockwell, Mark Rockwell, Darcey (Tom) Sarosi and Kyle Rapchak; his sister Connie Evans of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death.   Contributions may be made in Rocky's memory to the East Troy Baptist Church, P.O. Box 21 Troy, PA 16947 or to the American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.   Towanda Daily Review – July 14, 2012

 

ROGERS Betty M. (Rogers) Boyles

90 of Sylvania, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the loving wife of the late Curtis L. Boyles who died on Nov. 15, 1994. The couple married April 21, 1945 and had 49 happy years together. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at the Sylvania Church of Christ, 2486 Sylvania Rd., Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Betty's life will at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29 at the church with Pastor George Ogden officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Sylvania Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St. Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Betty was born on May 10, 1923 in East Troy, Pa., a daughter of the late Burrell and Nellie (Allen) Rogers. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1941, and was an over 50 year member of the Sylvania Church of Christ. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include Betty's children William "Bill" Boyles of Wellsburg, N.Y., Richard "Dick" (Connie) Boyles, and Eilene (Emil) Tedesco, both of Sylvania, her nine grandchildren, her 23 great-grandchildren, her brother Paul Rogers of Sylvania, along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Curtis, her son Sheldon "Sonny" Boyles who died on Dec. 10, 1970, her daughter-in-law Candy Boyles, her sister Ruth Crist, and her brother Raymond Rogers. In lieu of flowers memorials in Betty's memory may be made to the Sylvania Church of Christ, 2486 Sylvania Road, Troy, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – December 24, 2013

 

ROGERS - RUTH M. CRIST
 Ruth M. Crist, 63, of Troy, RD 1 died Friday, April 12, 1991 at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. She was born February 21, 1928 in Troy Township, the daughter of Burrell and Nellie Allen Rogers. Mrs. Christ was a member of the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary in Geneseo, KS.  She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morris Run, PA.  Mrs. Crist was an Avon representative. She is survived by her husband, Allen P. Crist of Troy; son, Gary A. Crist of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Barbara Crist of Centerville, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Emery Lehman of Columbus, OH; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Curt Boyles of Sylvania; brother and sister-in-law, Paul (Bud) and Anna Rogers of Sylvania; six granddaughters; three grandsons; four great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons, three nieces, six great-nieces and 13 great-nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Raymond Rogers, in 1982. A funeral Mass was celebrated April 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Morris Run with Father Thomas Shoback as celebrant and burial was to by in Sylvania Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, April 18, 1991)
 
 

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RUGGLES, Hannah [SRGP 05663]- Mrs James Lay died last Sunday morning at her home in Sylvania, sincerely mourned by a large circle of acquaintances. Deceased, who was a sister of Mrs Daniel Compton of this boro,had been confined to her bed several years with lung trouble. She was 70 years old. Her husband survives and two sons, George of Sullivan, whence the family moved to Sylvania a year ago, and William at home. The funeral was very largely attended from the Disciple church at Sylvania on Tuesday, the Rev. Burrell officiating, assisted by the Rev. Cameron. Burial in Sylvania cemetery. 

RUGGLES - MRS. HANNAH LAY   [SRGP 05663]- Death and Burial of a Former Resident of Sullivan On March 3 news came that Mrs. Hannah Lay, who had long been a sufferer, had fallen asleep. Though the family and friends had expected the end was near, yet when death came, it was sad parting with one who was so universally loved. Mrs. Lay had lived almost three score and ten years, and though it may be called, “the good old age,” and by many is so termed, yet she never, in manner, thus appeared, as she always retained a jovial disposition. During her long sickness she displayed a patience and fortitude that is seldom seen, and, I may say, never surpassed. And, when friends offered sympathy and comforting words during times of intense suffering, she said:” it is no worse for me to suffer than for others;” also repeating from that familiar hymn: “Must I be carried to the skies, On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through bloody seas?” Thus she displayed a submission to her lot akin to that uttered by her Master and Lord:” Thy will, not mine”. It was her custom throughout her lifetime to do kind deeds for others. To do good to others was her constant longing. Where sickness was, and she could lend a helping hand, there she was wont to be. Here again she followed and imitated her Savior, of whom it was said: “He went about doing good.” What a power such a life is in any community! Not only a power for good, but when exchanging worlds there remains an influence similar to that of a character of old, of whom it was declared: “He being dead, yet speaketh.” The reason for this is very evident, as our sister for more than fifty years was a consistent follower of the Master. Truly, her life yet speaks to those in her own home of having lived the life of a true wife, a kind and loving mother and a helpful friend. It is not to be wondered at that such would be missed when called hence. There remain to mourn the separation from this noble one a husband, James Lay of Sylvania; two sons, George L. Lay of Sullivan, Will G. Lay of Sylvania, and a brother and sister, Archie Ruggles of Sullivan and Mrs. Daniel Compton of Troy. The funeral services were held in the Church of Christ at Sylvania, conducted by the Rev. W. I. Burrell, of Covington, assisted by the Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania.

ADOLPH M. SCHLAPPI, 85, died at home June 18, 1998. He was born December 26, 1912, in Currensville, Pa, the son of Dr. Adolph and Fammine (Merriam) Schlappi. Mr. Schlappi, husband and father, possessed a sensitive and generous nature. He loved the out-of-doors and had a passion for creating that matched his diverse interests. He will be missed by his loving and numerous friends. He was employed by Tri-County Electric, was a restaurant owner, and a real estate agent. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps, a member of Troy Masonic Lodge (32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite), a member of Troy American Legion Post 49, and a life-long Presbyterian. Surviving are: wife, Mildred Billingsley Schlappi, Troy, PA: daughters, Joan (Robert) Allen with grandchildren: Jake, Josh and Joselyn, Elmira, NY, June Schlappi, Elmira, NY; and Judith (Dr. Salfred) Mancini, Pittsburgh, PA: step-children: Ann (Jeff) Sorel, New Harford, CT; Robert (Debbie) Billingsley, New Hartford, CT; Richard Billingsley, Lynnville, TN; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister, Helen (Robert) Bower; nieces, Sandra (Jim) Olson and Peggy Bower, Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Marion Schlappi, Canton, PA; niece, Sharon (Robert) Stackhouse, Troy, PA; and nephew, John (Teresa) Schlappi, Ralston, PA. Predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Bahr Schlappi in 1981, and brother Charles F. Schlappi in 1992. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating, interment will be in Sylvania, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

(Local News)  Long in poor health, Morris SCOUTEN expired at the Charles Stanton home on Monday, aged 65.  He is survived by one son, Clifford, who was graduated from Mansfield Normal school and taught for some time before entering the army.  He is at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The remains were taken to the home of Miss Fannie Scouten, a cousin, at Sylvania, where funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Cameron officiating.  Interment was in the Sylvania cemetery. TGR 1918

SCOUTEN - W. LeRoy Scouten.
W. LeRoy Scouten, a well known farmer and resident of Sylvania borough, died at his home Friday night last week of pneumonia after an illness of only a few days, aged 65 years.  All hearts were saddened, for he was greatly beloved by all who knew him. He held the office of Justice of Peace. The wife and sister left to mourn his loss, have the sympathy of the large circle of friends and neighbors, who knew him only to love him. Methodical and careful in all his business dealings, he was an earnest christian of that broad type that saw Heavenly Father as a Being who loves all His great family. The choir of which he was a leader was present and sang, with deep feeling, the hymns that were so dear to him.  Rev. Amanda Deyo, by his request, was called to officiate at the funeral services on Monday at 2 p.m., assisted by Rev. W. I. Burrell of Sylvania.       TGR 1902

ADOLPH M. SCHLAPPI, 85, died at home June 18, 1998.  He was born December 26, 1912, in Currensville, Pa, the son of Dr. Adolph and Fammine (Merriam) Schlappi.  Mr. Schlappi, husband and father, possessed a sensitive and generous nature.  He loved the out-of-doors and had a passion for creating that matched his diverse interests.  He will be missed by his loving and numerous friends.  He was employed by Tri-County Electric, was a restaurant owner, and a real estate agent.  He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps, a member of Troy Masonic Lodge (32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite), a member of Troy American Legion Post 49, and a life-long Presbyterian.  Surviving are: wife, Mildred Billingsley Schlappi, Troy, PA: daughters, Joan (Robert) Allen with grandchildren: Jake, Josh and Joselyn, Elmira, NY, June Schlappi, Elmira, NY; and Judith (Dr. Salfred)  Mancini, Pittsburgh, PA: step-children: Ann (Jeff) Sorel, New Harford, CT; Robert (Debbie) Billingsley, New Hartford, CT; Richard Billingsley, Lynnville, TN; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister, Helen (Robert) Bower; nieces, Sandra (Jim) Olson and Peggy Bower, Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Marion Schlappi, Canton, PA; niece, Sharon (Robert) Stackhouse, Troy, PA; and nephew, John (Teresa) Schlappi, Ralston, PA.  Predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Bahr Schlappi in 1981, and brother Charles F. Schlappi in 1992.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating, interment will be in Sylvania, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SEAMAN, Lydia  (SRGP 13884) - Mrs Charles Sturdevant, a former resident of this boro died rather suddenly in Syracuse recently. Her body was brought here for burial. Mrs Lydia Sturdevant died in a Syracuse hospital Tuesday afternoon, aged sixty four years . She is survived by a son, John Wilson of Syracuse. The remains were removed to Troy, Pa. where the funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs Bessie Brownell, the Rev. Charles Shaffer officiated. Burial was in the Sylvania cemetery. (Dau. of Elizabeth ROBBINS and Orrin SEAMAN)  I (JMT) am unalbe to locate Lydia's listing in Suylvania Cemetery under any of the names she used in her lifetime (Seaman, Wilson, Sturdevant))

SMITH  - Mrs. Delos Rockwell. (Eliza Smith)
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 latter 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 -  Miss Emmeline V. Smith - (1918) Died Friday night, aged 84, the community loses one of its oldest and most estimable members. She had been ill for nearly three months and had been better and worse a number of times. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, her pastor, Rev. A G Cameron officiating.

SMITH, HOBART M.(SRGP 11799)
 Hobart M. Smith, 60, a Spanish-American War veteran, died early Sunday morning at his home in Sylvania.  He is survived by his widow, Delia; a son, Morris J. Smith, of Troy, a daughter, mrs. T. W. Pitt, of Elmira, also five grandchildren.  The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m., from the Disciple Church at Sylvania, the Rev. O. D. Young officiating.  Burial in Sylvania Cemetery.  (Handwritten date-Dec.28, 1932)

SMITH, Juliette - Mrs. E. G. Tracy Dies Suddenly at Sylvania - 1910 (SRGP 40033)
There was a hush in the hearts of people on Saturday night as the startling news spread that Mrs. E. G. Tracy had died very suddenly in her home just as the evening twilight began to fall.  She had been at the social on Friday evening apparently in usual health and was genial and interested in people as usual.  On Saturday afternoon she walked down town and had just entered the house on her return when the end came.  It was a great shock to her household and community. Mrs. Tracy was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith and she was married to Dr. E. G. Tracy some 52 years ago.  She was past the three score years and ten but the years sat lightly upon her and she was young in heart and mind and kept in touch with the brightest and best in the lady life.  She had a keen and well-cultured mind and was well read in the best literature, especially in poetry.Her parents were Methodists, earnest and devout, and early in life she united with the Methodist church and as long as services continued in the community she attended the church of her parents.  Later in life she united with the Presbyterian church of which her husband was a charter member and till his death an elder. She was a genial, happy Christian, interested in Christian work, deeply interested in the Sunday school and ever bearing it on her mind and heart.  She leaves on this side, an only sister, the last of the immediate family, and a host of friends. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon and there was a large attendance.  The service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. G. Cameron.  The interment was in the Sylvania cemetery in the family lot where the ashes of her kindred rest. There were many floral offerings from friends near and far away.

SMITH – Juliette Tracey, Mrs. E G- (1910) There was a hush in the hearts of people on Saturday night as the startling news spread that Mrs. E G Tracey had died very suddenly in her home just as the evening twilight began to fall. She had been at the social on Friday evening apparently in usual health and was genial and interested in people as usual. On Saturday afternoon she walked down town and had just entered the house on her return when the end came. Mrs. Tracey was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith and she was married to Dr. E G Tracey some 52 years ago. She united with the Methodist Church with her parents. Later in life she united with the Presbyterian Church of which her husband was a charter member. She was genial, happy Christian, interested in Christian work. She leaves on this side, an only sister, the last of the immediate family and a host of friends.  The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A G Cameron. Interment was in the Sylvania cemetery in the family lot where the ashes of her kindred rest.
 

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R. R. SOPER Dies After Long Illness (SRGP 14652)
Was Prominent Bradford County Mortician
Rexford Raymond Soper, one of Bradford County’s most prominent men, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Monday morning, June 24th, 1946, after a long period of failing health.  He was admitted to the hospital on March 13 of this year but had been in poor health for many months previous to admittance. r. Soper was born in Sopertown section of Rutland Township, Tioga County, on Dec. 5, 1878, the son of Walter and Fanny Walker Soper, pioneer residents of that section.  He was graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, then known as Mansfield Normal School, and entered business with his father-in-law in Sylvania, the firm being known as Waldo, Soper & Mosher.

  Mrs. Soper, who died some months ago, was the former Miss Alice Waldo.
The firm of Soper and Mosher and its predecessor operated in Sylvania for over 45 years.  Mr. Soper became a licensed undertaker and embalmer in 1902 and entered Troy business by buying the undertaking business of J. W. Beaman.  He was also a partner for some years, with the late George Powers, of Athens, in the Powers, Soper & Mosher undertaking firm of Athens.  The Sylvania firm of Soper & Mosher were dealers in produce with Columbia Cross Roads as a shipping point.  Mr. Soper was Vice-president of the First National Bank, Troy, for 7 years, a member of the board for 16 years, a director of the Martha Lloyd School, a Trustee of the Mansfield State Teachers College, a Trustee of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, a Past President of the Troy Rotary Club, a Past President of the Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield, a member of several Masonic bodies, the Lycoming Hunting Club, Sylvania Lodge, I.O.O.F., and other organizations.
Mr. Soper was a man of many attainments, an executive of high order and an outstanding citizen, who will be greatly missed in Sylvania and Troy.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Powell, Sylvania, two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ethel Hinds, Salem, Ohio, a nephew Rexford H. Soper, Troy, two nieces, Mrs. Clarence Wolf, Kenton, Ohio, Mrs. Thomas Crothers, Salem Ohio.  The funeral will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Soper Funeral Home, Rev. Orey Crippen officiating assisted by Rev. S. D. Regester.  Burial will be in the Sylvania cemetery – Masonic services……….[the rest is missing]
[It is my understanding that Kathleen Powell was an adopted daughter.  She was a Calkins – DFS]

 R. R. SOPER, UNDERTAKER, DEAD AT 67 (SRGP 14652)
Troy, Pa.—Rexford R. Soper, 67, of Sylvania, for nearly 50 years identified with the business life of this community died Monday at a Sayre hospital after an extended illness. He entered the hospital Mar. 13. Born in Sopertown, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Mr. Soper graduated from Mansfield State Normal. He entered business with William G. Soper and his father-in-law, the late Charles Waldo, and operated a general store and produce business. For 15 years the three were connected with the late George Powers in the undertaking business in Athens. For many years the Soper undertaking business has been located in Troy. Mr. Soper was a trustee of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, a member of the Troy Masonic Lodge, Sylvania Lodge, IOOF, and the Lycoming Hunting and Fishing Club. He was vice-president of the First National Bank of Troy for 17 years and a director for 16 years. He was director of the Martha Lloyd School, a trustee of Mansfield State Teachers’ College, past president and charter member of the Troy Rotary Club and past president of the Corey Creek Golf Club of Mansfield.

SOPER - Rexford R. Soper, 67, for 50 years identified with the business life of Troy, died Monday at a Sayre hospital.  He was a prominent mortician and for 17 years vice-president of the Troy First National Bank.  Funeral will be held Thursday at the Soper Funeral Home at 2 p.m.    SYLVANIA

Rexford R. SOPER
Rexford R. Soper, 67, of Sylvania, Pa.  Monday, June 24, 1946.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Powell of Little Falls, N.J.; two grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Ethel Hinds of Salem, Ohio; nephew, Rexford H. Soper of Troy, Pa.; nieces, Mrs. Clarence Wolf of Kenton, Ohio, Mrs. Thomas Crothers of Salem, Ohio.  Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m., at Soper Funeral Home, Troy.  Rev. Orey Crippen, assisted by Rev. Samuel Register.  Masonic service at Sylvania Cemetery.

Charles E. Stanton, 70, of Sylvania, died Friday, August 1970, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was a member of the Troy Baptist Church, a veteran of World War I, where he served as a corporal in Company L of the 108th Infantry. He was a member of the Troy Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49. He was the founder of the Stanton Paving Company in Troy. He is survived by his wife, Pansy; two sons, Edmund of Sylvania, Dr. Donald of Troy; one sister, Mrs. Marie Card of Sylvania; five grandchildren, one niece and two nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. E. DePew officiating. Interment will be in Sylvania Cemetery.
 

STANTON - MARIE S. CARD (SRGP 41742)
Marie Stanton Card, 87, of Sylvania died September 4, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born August 29, 1903 in Troy, the daughter of Charles and Blanche Rockwell Stanton. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Ladies Aid. She taught school for 43 1/2 years in Sylvania and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Marie had 61 years of continuous membership in the American Legion Auxiliary Brooks-Flick Post 49. She is survived by a grandson, William Thornton Card of Ithaca; a daughter-in-law, Mary F. Card of Ithaca; niece, Virginia Hough of Troy; nephews Dr. Donald Stanton of Lansing, MI; several great-nieces and great-nephews; special family members, the Schucker family, the Kline family and the Card family; and the many children she taught through the years. She was predeceased by a son, William K. Card on April 9, 1990 and her husband, James Thornton Card in 1933. Funeral services were held September 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Sylvania Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. (TGR, Thursday, September 13, 1990)
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STRAIT -  Mary J. Bradford - (1929) Pioneer resident of the Sylvania section of the Troy Community and one of the most generally loved and respected residents of that locality, died in her home at Sylvania, on Tuesday morning, July 16th at five o’clock. She was 74 years old and had been ill for several weeks, seriously since June 1st. She was a loyal and active member of the Sylvania Church of Christ and the Troy Grange. She was united in marriage some fifty years ago to the late William H. Bradford, who died in April 1920. To them two children were born, Louis C. who died in infancy and Floyd I. who survives. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the Church of Christ, Sylvania. Rev J. C. Figart officiating and interment will be in the family plot in Sylvania cemetery. Rev. O. D. Young will assist in the funeral service.

TABER - NASH
(Sylvania) The body of Mrs. Helen Taber of Smethport was brought here for burial in the Sylvania cemetery.  The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating. tgr 1916   (TABOR  spelled elsewhere including the cemetery reading.)

THOMPSON PATRICIA JEAN CARNRIGHT-LUDWIG
Patricia Jean Was peacefully born into eternity on January 23, 2007 at her New York home in Cayuga after a courageous short battle with cancer. She was the loving and devoted wife of Raymond H. Ludwig for 3 years and 7 months. Patricia, fondly called PJ, enjoyed spending quality time with family and numerous friends, taking road trips in a restored classic sports car convertible or RV traveling, camping, reading, doing crossword challenges and puzzles, knitting, cooking, flower gardening, attending church, praying, counseling, walking, bowling, riding a tandem bicycle and not having to peddle, plus attempting to cross country ski. She was predeceased by her father and mother, George and Bertha Thompson; a brother, George Thompson, Jr.; and her first husband, Richard B. Carnright, Sr. She is survived by her husband, Raymond of Cayuga, NY; son, Richard (Saundra Tice) Carnright, Jr.; daughter, Sheila (Alan) Freeh; son, John Carnright; grandchildren, Ashley, Stephanie, Derek, Bradley and Garth, all of Mansfield, PA; brother, James (Alice) Thompson of Magnolia, DE; sisters, Bonnie (Larry) Plumley and Shirley Dickinson of Elmira, NY, Itolene (Ron) Sutton of Greenville, SC; Berthamae (Bob) Yergeau of Pickens, SC; sisters-in-law, Darlene (Steve) Paul of Dolgeville, NY; Eileen (Paul) Totten of Venice, FL; mother-in-law, Thelma Watson Ludwig of Dolgeville, NY; and many nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 29, 2007 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Services will be held directly after the calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with Patty's preacher, Mr. Justin Campbell, officiating. Patricia's body will privately be put at rest at the side of her first husband, Richard B. Carnright, at Sylvan Hill Cemetery in Pennsylvania at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to the Ludwig family, 1313 Powers Road, Cayuga, NY 13034, to assist in deferring medical or funeral expenses. www.buckheitfc andcrematory.com

FREDERICK ‘PETE’ THORPE, 83, long-time resident of Sylvania, PA, died February 28, 2005 at Bradford County Manor.  Born on September 24, 1921 in Sylvania, he was a son of the late Fred Sr. and Ruby (Ripley) Thorpe.  On November 17, 1956, he married the former Mildred Henley in Sylvania.  They made their home on the Old State Road for many years until moving to Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton.  In earlier years, he was employed by the PA Department of Transportation for a time.  He also enjoyed raising goats and supplied goat’s milk to many people around the Sylvania area.  He later worked for Cummings Lumber Company in Troy until retiring in 1983.  All through life he appreciated the outdoors and God’s bounty in nature.  In earlier years he was an avid fisherman.  He will be remembered as being happiest when spending time with his family.  He especially loved sharing stories at family gatherings.  Surviving are his wife Millie, a resident of Phyl-Carlo Retirement Home, Gillett; sisters, Jeanette Beardslee, Armenia Mountain, Thelma (Robert) Baker, Lawrenceville and Betty Jean Thorpe, Wellsboro; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray Padgett, Sylvania and Sally Haas, Slatington, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his father who died in 1965 and his mother in 1984, Mr. Thorpe was predeceased by brother, William “Bill” Thorpe, 1990 and a sister, Caroline Padgett in 2004; brothers-in-law, George Spencer, Robert May, and Edward Beardslee.  In keeping with Mr. Thorpe’s wishes, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Burial will be in Sylvania Cemetery.  His family requests those who wish consider a memorial in his name be given to a charity of one'’ choice.  Arrangements are in the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIAM A. THORPE
William A. Thorpe, 59, of Gillett RD 1 in South Creek Township, died Wednesday, October 3, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born August 21, 1931 in Sylvania, PA, he was a son of Fred and Ruby Ripley Thorpe. Mr. Thorpe was employed by several farms and also in construction in the area. He is survived by sons, Frederick T. Thorpe, Troy RD 3, William A. Thorpe, Jr. of Granville Summit and Howard S. Thorpe, Gillett RD 1; daughters, Sally Harris, Canton, Sandy Thorpe, Gillett and Mary Ann Thorpe, Lawrenceville; nine grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Edward Beardslee, Troy, Thelma and Robert Baker, Lawrenceville, PA and Caroline and Raymond Padgett, Troy; sister, Betty Jean Thorpe, Mansfield; brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Mildred Thorpe, Troy RD 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda and interment to be in the Sylvania Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, October 11, 1990)

TOMLINSON - G. Fred Tomlinson - (1931) aged 75 and brother of Charles Tomlinson, was killed in an auto accident in Los Angeles, Calif. last Sunday. The body will be forwarded to Sylvania for burial.
 

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The Late Doctor Elijah G. TRACY - 1910 (SRGP 40034)
With the death of Dr. E. G. Tracy on Tuesday, August 30th, Sylvania loses its best known and best beloved citizen.  For 55 years he was a striking personality in the social, intellectual and religious life of the community.  Commanding in stature, keen I speech and kindly in spirit he led men.  It was never “Go and do this,” but “come with me and let us try what we can do.”  He was a man of ready and sparkling wit but it was never used to wound for he believed in the “gospel of cheer.” He was born in Smithfield, Pa., May 30th, 1825, and was of Pilgrim stock, his ancestors having come over in the historic “Mayflower” in 1620. In 1855 he located in Sylvania for the practice of medicine and he continued to practice some up to the last year of his life riding over these hills and valleys by night and by day for over 50 years. In 1856 he married Miss Juliette Smith, daughter of David Smith, of Sylvania, and on Oct. 26th, 1906, they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.

  Mrs. Tracy still survives, sorrowing for the loss of the kind and considerate husband who walked life’s way with her for more than half a century. Of his immediate family only one brother survives, Dr. Chapin C. Tracy, president of Anatolia College, Marsovan, Turkey. In 1876 he moved to Troy and continued to live there until 1905.  Although he lived in Troy and voted there and took an active interest in its affairs, yet his heart was in Sylvania; some of his practice was here and here was the home of his wife’s people, here was his church home, and here was his Sunday school, and until the infirmities of years came upon him he was as faithful in attendance as the ministry of healing allowed.  Summer heat or winter storms did not stop him. In politics he was an ardent Republican and in the years of his prime took an active part in political life and represented the county in the state legislature in 1875-6. He was a charter member of the Presbyterian church in Sylvania and was an elder from the time of the organization of the church to his death.  He was also a member of the board of trustees. He was a large-hearted, kindly spirited man, a man who kept himself poor by his generosity, a man sunny in disposition, brave in action and always helpful, the firm friend, the stand-by and counselor of his pastor. He was a man well read in literature and with a well trained and retentive memory had at his command the best of English classics.  He was well read in medical science too, and kept abreast of all that was new in medicine. He was a skillful practioner, a faithful and loyal friend, a man of strong convictions but loving in their defense.
To him the tribute to Sir Morrell McKenzie, the great English physician is peculiarly applicable:
“The master rests.  After the day of toil
An urgent message came to him and he,
Well used to sudden calls, in quiet haste
With kind good night went out and all was still.
And now his work is done, to him no more
Will come the suffering ones and those who need

TRACEY -  Elijah J. Tracey (SRGP 40034) - (1910)- With the death of Dr. E. J. Tracey on Tuesday, August 30th, Sylvania loses its best known and best loved citizen. For 55 years he was a striking personality in the social intellectual and religious life of the community. He was born in Smithfield, Pa., May 30th, 1825, and was of Pilgrim stock, his ancestors having come over in the historic “Mayflower” in 1620. In 1855 he located in Sylvania for the practice of medicine and he continued to practice some up to the last year of his life riding over these hills and valleys by night and by day for over 50 years. In 1856 he married Miss Juliette Smith, daughter of David Smith, of Sylvania, and on Oct 26th, 1906, they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Mrs. Tracey still survives, sorrowing for the loss of the kind and considerate husband who walked life’s way with her for more than half a century.  Of his immediate family only one brother survives, Dr. Chaplin C Tracy, President of Anatolia College, Marsovan, Turkey. In 1876 he moved to Troy and continued to live there until 1905. Although he lived in Troy and voted there and took an active interest in its affairs, yet his heart was in Sylvania; some of his practice was here and here was the home of his wife’s people, their church home and his Sunday school. In politics he was an ardent Republican and in the years of his prime took an active part in political life and represented the county in the state legislative in 1875-76. He was a charter member of the Presbyterian Church in Sylvania and was an elder from the time of the organization of the church to his death. He was also a member of the board of trustees. He was a large-hearted, kindly spirited man, a man who kept himself poor by his generosity, a man sunny in disposition, brave in action and always helpful, firm friend and stand-by and counselor of his pastor. There was a large attendance at the funeral services which were held on Thursday, Sept 1st in the church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. A G Cameron, assisted by Rev. E P Morse of Troy. The honorary bearers were the physicians of Troy with whom he had been associated for many years. His body was laid to rest in our beautiful Hillside Cemetery.

VAN MARTER –ROSA LEA (VAN MARTER) BURKE, age 75, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Saturday, September 11, 2004, following an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Sylvania, PA, on December 13, 1928, the daughter of the late George E. and Elsie (Monroe) Van Marter. Rose Lea is survived by her daughter, Christiana (LaVerne) Kipferl of Millerton, PA; son, Martin J. Burke at home; sister, Mary (Ronald) Pazzaglia of Roseville, PA; sister-in-law, Charlotte Reynolds of San Leandro, CA; cousin, William C. Nash of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Rosa Lea loved spending time with her family; gardening and she had a willingness to lend a hand whenever needed. She retired from ITS as a security guard at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport and was employed in various departments of Chemung County. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, September 14, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Private Funeral and Committal Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, PA. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make memorials to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, RR #1 Box 77, Millerton, PA or the charity of one's choice.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

WALDO Alice Waldo Soper, wife of RR Soper, of Troy, and for many years a prominent resident of Sylvania, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday April 3, 1946. She had been in failing health for some weeks. She is survived by her husband, also a patient in Robert Packer Hosp., and one sister, Mrs. Christine Kring, Sylvania,; 1 daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Powers Little Falls, NJ; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at the family home in Sylvania, the Rev. S. D. Regester officiating. Burial was in the Sylvania Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Rexford Soper, Sylvania, Dies, 67 Troy-Mrs. Alice Waldo Soper, 67, of Sylvania died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Wednesday evening.  Mrs. Soper was born in Sylvania, the daughter Charles E. and Fanny Waldo, and lived there all of her life. She was active in the affairs of the community. She was a member are the Presbyterian Church, The Daughters Of the American Revolution, The Eastern Star, The Sylvania Rebakah Lodge and the WCTU. 
 

WALDO  Charles E. Waldo,(SRGP 35495) who died at his home on Tuesday night of last week, July 31st, was the son of Charles WALDO, a cabinet maker who was one of the early citizens of Sylvania.  He followed for a good many years the business of his father to which he added that of carpenter and builder and most of the nice homes in Sylvania were built by him.     Fourteen years ago he bought out the general merchandise business of J. H. PORTER and carried it on very successfully.  He was the first man who succeeded in establishing a profitable mercantile business in Sylvania.  Three years ago he sold it to his son and son- in law carry it on under the name of "WALDO & SOPER".  For more than a generation he was the village undertaker and he went far and near in this capacity and was widely known.     He was quiet and unassuming man who never said much but a man who read a good deal and thought deeply.  But while quiet and reserved  he was a man of strong opinions and firm convictions.  He was well posted on Public affairs but never held an office except borough ones. 

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 For the last eight years or so he was postmaster and held this office until through failing health he deemed it best to resign and his son was appointed in his stand.     For many years he was an elder in the Disciple church and one of its most useful members.  But while he loved his own church he was a man of broad Christian spirit and rejoiced in the coming of Christ's Kingdom whether it came by way of his church or some other.      He loved his home, his village and his country. He was married in 1877 to Miss Fanny PATCHEN of Covington, who survives him and of this union the following children are living:  Fred, at present in the U S Cavalry; Alice, married to R.R. SOPER; William and Christine at home.      He was still in the prime of life when cruel disease fastened on him in the form of paralysis of the throat.  He was ailing for the past year but was dressed and around the house till the day he died.  He was in his 59th year.He was a man held in high esteem with a host of friends and no enemies.  He had a great capacity for making friends and all the children loved him.      The funeral service was held in the Disciple church on Saturday, August 4th, and the church was crowed with those who wished to show this last tribute of respect.  The sermon preached by Rev. A. G. CAMERON and Rev. W.I. BURRELL of Covington, a former pastor of the Disciple church, assisted the service.  The church was beautifully adorned with an abundance of floral offerings brought by loving hands.  The interment was in the family lot in the Sylvania cemetery.

WALDO - FANNIE L. WOODWARD
 Fannie L. Woodward, 75, formerly of Sylvania, PA, died Saturday, November 16, 1996 at her residence, the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born on August 29, 1921 in Sylvania, a daughter of Fred and Elsie M. (Monro) Waldo. Mrs. Woodward had been employed by the Martha Lloyd School in Troy.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy. Mrs. Woodward was the wife of the late Williard H. Woodward who died in 1989. She is survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Ronald Pazzaglia of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and Rosa Lea Burke of Elmira, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Charlotte Reynolds of Leandro, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 20 (2 pm) with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating and burial to be in Sylvania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. (TGR Thursday, November 21, 1996)

JOHN (HAPPY) WOODRUFF, 92, of Troy, died March 25, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born May 17, 1889 in LeRoy Township, the son of William and Rose Crowfoot Woodruff.  Mr. Woodruff was a retired farmer and was formerly employed at the Troy Engine Machine Company and the Troy and Athens Sales.  He is survived by sons, William Woodruff of Barton, N.Y. and Leon Woodruff of Troy RD 2; daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Ruth) Dean of Shortsville, N.Y. and Helen Fentsmaker of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Josie Shaut of Maitland, Fla.; special friend, Ethel Jennings of Troy RD 3, 24 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Woodruff and by daughters, Nina McCormack and Bessie Wood.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. Herbert Punchard will officiate.  Interment will be in Sylvania Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy American Legion Auxiliary.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRACE BELL WORDEN
Mrs. Grace B. Ripley, 83, of Mansfield RD 2, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963. She was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Fred Thorpe of Sylvania and Mrs. Wilson Guiles of Mansfield, sons, Howard of Chemung, Ernest of Pine City; 23 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was held in Troy on Tuesday at 2 pm, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated. Burial was in Sylvania Cemetery.   2842


? Estelle E.  Gregory

Mrs. Leander Gregory, a highly respected lady of Sylvania, died here last Monday after a painful and lingering illness. She was a sister of the late Mrs. T. F. McCollum of this place.  (Buried Sylvania Cemetery)
 

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