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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Millport Cemetery, Town of Veteran, Chemung County NY
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Millport Cemetery Listing 1970s
Millport Cemetery Listing 1998

 

 

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) 

 

Millport Cemetery Obituaries

AYERS
George F. Age 88 of 4436 Main St., Millport, NY died on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Schuyler Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Mr. Ayers was born in Hornell, NY on November 17, 1912 the son of the late Ray & Clara Allen Ayers. He is survived by his wife, Donna Swain Ayers. Sons: George (Lucy) Ayers of Avondale, AZ, Sande (Sherry) Ayers of Millport, NY & Gary (Margaret) Ayers of Ballico, CA. Daughters, Sheral Krawczyk of Phoenix, AZ and Linda (Jose') Medina of Millport, NY. Step-daughter, Gretta (Terry) Donovan of Penfield, NY. Sister, Alice House of Coudersport, PA. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Mr. Ayers was a member of the Moose Lodge #426 Montour Falls, NY and Horseheads Old-Oak Lodge #364 F&AM. George was a 59 year member of the IBEW of Elmira, NY and a member of the Millport Hunting & Fishing Club. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, September 22, 2001 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. His funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home following visitation at 3 PM. The Rev. Lewis Baker will officiate. Interment Millport Cemetery.

 

BACON Roger P.

56, of Watkins Glen, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 23, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday (Aug 27th) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm; followed by an Elks service at 8pm. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:00 am at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home; followed by a committal service and burial at Millport Cemetery. He is survived by his son, Derek (Kristen) Bacon of Watkins Glen; sisters, Faith (Terry) Casbeer of Corning, Shelly (Phil) Jones of North Carolina, and Valerie Bacon; mother, Cindy Bacon of Millport; and two grandchildren, Isabella and Elliana Bacon. He was predeceased by his father, Roger A. Bacon. Roger graduated from Watkins Glen High School class of 1975 and served honorably in the US Navy. He worked as a fork lift operator at US Salt. He was also a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1546 and V.F.W Post 2674. He competed in modified and sprint car racing at various tracks in the area and other states. Those wishing, may consider a memorial donation in Rogers memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675; or the B.P.O.E. Lodge 1546 , 300 N Madison Ave., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Star Gazette – August 25, 2013

 

BALDWIN -Gloria M. Sydoriak, Age 69 of Millport, NY, born May 14th, 1933 died Friday, January 31, 2003. Predeceasing was her husband of nearly 50 years, Peter Sydoriak Sr. on January 28, 2001. Her surviving family includes her; Daughters & sons-in-law, Gloria & Kenneth Sterling of Millport, NY, Patricia R. & J. Manwaring also of Millport, NY; son & daughter-in-law, Peter Jr. & Denise Sydoriak of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Crystal (Justin) Spicher, Michael Sterling, Jessica Manwaring, Peter Sydoriak III & Christopher Sterling; brothers, Eugene & Ernest both of Pa.; along with several nieces, nephews, devoted feline companions, “Laverne & Shirley” & many close & caring friends. A loving & devoted wife, mother & grandmother, Gloria was a retired housekeeper with Elmira College & a member of Moreland Presbyterian Church. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 from 2-4:00 & 7-9:00 p.m. Her funeral services will take place there at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate. Interment will follow in Millport Cemetery.

BANKS
Arthur E. Age 87, of Middle Road, Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Art was born on March 7, 1919, the son of the late Jesse and Lena Kendall Banks. His sister, Ruth Lant of Horseheads, NY, survives him; along with nieces and nephews, Carolyn (David) Post of Hobart, NY, Walter and Ann Lant, Ross and Shirley Lant, Marjorie Lant and Martin and Ronda Lant, all of Horseheads, NY; several great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephew and numerous loving neighbors. Mr. Banks was a member of the Veteran Grange and was a loyal and dedicated farmer. Art especially enjoyed County Fairs, Farm Auctions and all other aspects of farming. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY, on Friday, February 2, 2007, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. His funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home following visitation at 12 Noon. The Rev. Scott Rogers will officiate. Interment Millport Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be sent to the Veteran Grange C/O Robert Roemmelt, 104 Roemmelt Road, Horseheads, NY 14845, or to the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Unit 2, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865. The family wishes to express a very special THANK YOU to all of the Nurses and Aids that assisted Art while he was a resident of Unit 2.

Edwin BANKS died at his home near Millport Sunday age 64 years.  He is survived by his widow; a son, Jessie H. Banks; a grandson, Arthur E. Banks.  The decedent was a member of Veteran Grange.  The funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon.  Interment was in Millport.  Mr. Banks suffered a stroke while attending the county fair Thursday and it resulted in his death.  (Chemung Valley Reported, Page 2, Thursday, 11 October 1923)

DEATH OF HEZEKIAH BANKS
A Prominent and Wealthy Farmer, of the Town of Veteran.
Hezekiah Banks, a wealthy farmer, died at his home in Veteran, Monday morning, December 10, after a painful illness.  He was seventy-three years of age.  Mr. Banks had never been the strongest of men, but was usually well until just seven days preceding his death.  He bore his sufferings with patience to the last.  He was the oldest son of David and Clarissa Banks, deceased.  He was born and reared on the same farm where he spent his whole life, with the exception of four years' residence in this city with his family.  He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and five sons, all grown to manhood.  Wheadon and Milton, of Horseheads, Hiram, of Cortland; Frank and Edwin, of Veteran.  Edwin, the youngest living at home.  Of his father's family two sisters and two brothers survive him: Dr. James N. Banks and Mrs. Daniel McCarty of Chicago; Daniel Banks, of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Williamson, of California.  The deceased was an intelligent and successful farmer, owning one of the finest residences in Veteran.  A good man to his family, kind hearted and true.  He loved his home and everything pertaining to it.  The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  The Rev. Mr. Drake, of the Methodist Church, at Millport, conducted the services.  A quartette from Millport sang appropriate hymns.  The pall-bears were the five sons and only grandson of the deceased.  The grandson is Clayton Banks, of Horseheads.  The interment was in the Millport cemetery.

There is a tie that binds us all
To heaven that place of rest,
Then do not weep for soon you'll meet
Your loved one with the blest.
 (Elmira Sunday Telegram, Page 5, Sunday, 16 December 1888)

Jesse H. BANKS, age 87, of Middle Rd., Horseheads, Thursday, April 20, 1978.  Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Daniel McCarthy officiating.  Interment Millport cemetery.  He is survived by a son, Arthur Banks, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Ruth) Lant, both at home; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren.  Mr. Banks was a member of the Veteran Grange.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 13, Saturday, 22 April 1978)

BARBER - Hello Joyce,
I just noticed your new obituary section.  Here is my gr-grandmother's brief obit; she is buried in Millport Cemetery, Chemung Co., NY.  It's in an old scrapbook of my grandmother's so I don't know what newspaper it was in.  I have her date of death listed as 1931 based on the date from the cemetery listing, although the date of Aug. 1927 is handwritten on the news clipping. I have her birthdate listed as May 1851 per 1900 Veteran Town, Chemung Co., NY census, although the cemetery record says 1852.  Not mentioned in the obituary, her parents were Samuel B. and Catherine E. Personius Barber. They lived in the Town of Veteran, Chemung Co., NY in the 1800s. Charlotte's full name was Catherine Charlotte Barber Rowe, and her husband was Abram Rowe.
"The funeral of Mrs. Charlotte Rowe, 79, who died Thursday following a long illness, will be held Sunday afternoon from the Millport Episcopal Church at 3 o'clock.  Mrs. Rowe had been a resident of this village for the past six years.  She died at the home of B. G. Rowe, 406 Magee St."
Your site continues to grow with useful & interesting information.  Thanks for all you do.Patricia (Rowe) Stone, Rochester, NY

ROBERT O. BEEBE, age 68, of Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Robert was born in Corning, NY, son of the late Harry and Doris (Rowley) Beebe.  He worked for the Local #436 as an Iron Worker and their business agent after retiring with 26 years of service.  He was a longtime member of the Horseheads First Baptist Church.  He loved fishing and the outdoors, but most of all he loved being with his family.  Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Taber) of 48 years; sons, Jeffery Beebe of Alaska and Brian (Nancy) Beebe of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Jeffery, Michael, Daniel, Amy, Josh, Adam, Kyle and Nathan Beebe; several great-grandchildren.  Robert was predeceased by his brothers, Burton and Arland Beebe; granddaughter, Christina Beebe.  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, May 12, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Depue officiating.  Interment will take place in Millport Cemetery in Millport, NY, at the convenience of the family.  Flowers will be provided by the family and contributions can be made in Bob’s memory to the Big Flats Little League at P.O. Box 235, Big Flats, NY, Attn: Treasurer Lori Ann Whitman.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

BELLOWS Brooks K. Sr.
Age 71 of Millport, NY died on Friday May 25, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mr. Bellows was born on February 17, 1936 in Wysox, PA the son of the late Kasper and Evelyn Pond Bellows. Mr. Bellows was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Army. Brooks married his wife, Shirley A. Paris Bellows, on December 6, 1954 and they celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary on December 6, 2006. He was a retired machinist for the Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY. Brooks was a member of the American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. He enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, Boating and Working in his machine shop at home and was always helping his friends and neighbors. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his stepfather, Leo R. Robinson, his brother Raymond Bellows and sisters Margaret Bellows and Merrill Pipher. Brooks loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Mr. Bellows is survived by his loving wife Shirley A. Paris Bellows; daughters and sons-in-law: Debbra Bellows of Millport, NY; Karen and Michael Richards of Flagler Beach, FL; JoAnn and David Webb of Horseheads, NY; Pamela and William Everetts of Beaver Dams, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Brooks K. and Dawn Bellows Jr. of Millport, NY; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including special friends Fawn Cady of Tyrone, NY and James Paris of Land O' Lake, FL. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday May 28, 2007 from 7-9 PM. Mr. Bellows Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday May 29, 2007 at 10 AM at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Lew Baker officiating. Interment in Millport Cemetery in Millport, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded for Mr. Bellows.

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BOTSFORD Listed on 02/02/02
Talitha Age 100 of Elmira Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in the comfort of her family home. A celebration of Talitha's life will be shared in the Park Church at a time to be announced. A musician, artist, poet-writer, her positive attitude touched many lives. The completed arrangement service time will be announced by the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home.

BOTSFORD Listed on 02/03/02
Talitha Age 100 of Elmira Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in the comfort of her family home. A celebration of Talitha's life will be shared in the Park Church at a time to be announced. A musician, artist, poet-writer, her positive attitude touched many lives. The completed arrangement service time will be announced by the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home.

BOTSFORD Listed on 03/14/02
Talitha Age 100 of Elmira Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in the comfort of her family home. Musician, artist, and poet-writer whose positive attitude touched many lives: Talitha Botsford and her life will be celebrated at the Park Church on Sunday, March 17th, 2002 at 2:00 pm; with the staff of the Park Church leading a service of worship in the sanctuary first; then followed immediately by a time in Beecher Hall of greeting Talitha's family; and of sharing remembrances by friends. The Park Church Caring Tree will provide refreshments. Friends are invited to share remembrances of the gift of Talitha in both the sanctuary and in Beecher Hall. In addition to personal memories, poetry and artwork are welcomed. A microphone will be available in Beecher Hall for reading/sharing. She was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity; Life Honorary member of the Schuyler County Historical Society; the Park Church. Her professional affiliations included violinist and pianist in the Lyceum Circuits, symphony and concert orchestras, summer stock and vaudeville. She had watercolor appearances in Ford Times and drawings in Grit and other newspapers. Reader's Digest published some of her verses, and she was the author of three books of verse. She graced many postcards with her watercolor ability. Her brother, W. Hull Bots ford, was a victim of the Titanic disaster on April 14, 1912. Survivors include her niece Mrs. Roger T. ( Lauretta B.) Hunt and great nephews Royce Hunt and Lynn D. Hunt II also cousins in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Arrangements are entrusted to the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home.

Artist's fans pay homage to a life
By JEFF MURRAY
Star-Gazette

For Talitha Botsford, conversation was currency, and there was a wealth of it flowing Sunday at The Park Church in Elmira. About 50 friends, neighbors, relatives and former colleagues gathered at the church to pay tribute to Botsford, a prolific musician, published poet and self-taught artist who lived alone but was never lonely.  Botsford died on Jan. 30, less than five months after celebrating her 100th birthday. Her multitude of talents and her zest for life were vividly recalled Sunday by people who said it was an honor to know her.
"Talitha and I had the pleasure of playing many jobs together. I knew her since I moved to Elmira in 1931," said longtime local musician and Knapp Music Store owner Don Hartman. "She was the most talented person I ever met. She was an inspiration to all of us. She never complained. I was always inspired after visiting her."
Botsford lived by herself in the West Church Street home her father built by hand in 1917. But she was rarely alone, enjoying a steady stream of visitors, a testament to her popularity. They were attracted in part by her wide-ranging artistic talents, her witty conversation and a love of life that always left them feeling uplifted.
"She was spunky, energetic. She wrote verses every day until a couple days before she died," said neighbor Faith Gray. "She was sharp as a tack. She remembered everything. She had a personality and a great laugh. Everybody loved her."
At Sunday's service were three tables set up to display some of Botsford's memories, including numerous newspaper articles about her and her work, many of the myriad sketches and drawings she produced over the years, and photographs from her last five birthday celebrations.Among the people who were on hand for the celebration was a relative who barely knew her, but wishes he had."My regret from hearing all this is not knowing her well," said Botsford's grand-nephew Lynn Hunt of St. Louis, Mo., who moved away from the Elmira area when he was only 5. "I'm hearing such unbelievable things. I only had the opportunity in 1973 to visit her for a day."If he had gotten to know Botsford better, Hunt would have known a woman who had a positive influence on everyone around her, said the Rev. Arthur C. "Skip" Reed Jr., co-pastor of The Park Church."We always had a better sense that she was taking care of us rather than us taking care of her," Reed said. "She said yes to life her whole life. And when it came time, she had the courage to say yes, it was time to die."

 

CLARK Carter James

5 month old son of Richard G. Clark and Jacqueline P. Liquori Beach went to Heaven to become one of God's "Little Angels" on Saturday November 26, 2011. Carter was born June 13, 2011 in Elmira, NY. Carter is survived by his parents Ricky G. Clark and Jackie P. Beach; sisters: Mackenzie and Paige of Wellsburg, NY and Miley of Elmira, NY; brother: Cody of Addison, NY; maternal grandparents: Rick & Deb Kinner of Erin, NY; paternal grandparents: Bill Clark & Lorena Ensley of Watkins Glen, NY; great grandparents: Barbara Kinner of Wellsburg, NY, Joanne Clark of Watkins Glen, NY, and Helen & Gerry Gascon of Millport, NY; several great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Front Life Family Ministries 205 West 13 th Street Elmira Heights, NY on Thursday December 1, 2011 from 1-2 PM. Carter's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Randy Jackson officiating. Carter will be laid to rest in Millport Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star-Gazette - November 30, 2011

 

CLARK Lorena I. "Aunt Rene" Coolbaugh

Age 81 of Elmira NY died peacefully at Bethany Manor on Thursday, February 16, 2012 surrounded by her loving nieces and nephews, Penny and George Kastenhuber, Kevin Weed and Diane Bianco. Lorena was pre-deceased by her husband, W. Ward Coolbaugh, on October 3, 1976. She was also pre-deceased by her parents, Lawrence and Susan Shanley Clark, sisters and brother Margaret Edmister , Mary Edmister, Martha Weed, Mae Deery and Edgar Clark. Lorena is survived by one sister Loretta Meade of Ithaca, NY. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews whom she loved all dearly. She was particularly close to Connie, Kathy, Penny, George and Donna who helped care for her and always were there to take her not only to Doctor appointments but places that she could enjoy herself and be around friends-such as Mac's Place and anywhere Joey Cavallaro's band was playing. It was very important to her that her gratitude was appreciated for all they did for her. Lorena was retired from Donald Pauldine's Beauty Salon and Schools and Kate's Klean. She was a devoted and respected employee of both and enjoyed her time working for both employers. Lorena "Aunt Rene" was a grand lady and was known for her quick sense of humor and her fashion sense. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1-3 PM. Lorena's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Lew Baker officiating. Lorena will be laid to rest at Millport Cemetery to once again be reunited with her husband Ward.  Star Gazette – February 25, 2012 

 

CLARK Richard "Dick" J.

Age 71, of Watkins Glen, NY, died unexpectedly Friday, March 30, 2007, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held there at 8:30 p.m. and burial at a later date at Millport Cemetery. Dick was a member of the Mechanics Club, Montour Falls, a former member of the American Legion Post, Hammondsport, and Teamster Union Local #529, Elmira. He drove truck for 33 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, JoAnn Clark; four children, Debra Clark of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Bill Clark (Lorena Nesley) of Watkins Glen, Belinda Clark (Martin Litteer) of Tyrone, NY, Curtis Clark of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; sisters, Waneta (Gordon) Hartsock of Millport, Helen (Bud) Jensen of Lansing, Linda Daily of Geneva; and seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Tedferd; parents, William and Myrtle; brother, William; and sister, Marilyn Grady. Memorials in his memory may be made to Rochester/Finger Lakes Eye & Tissue Bank, 524 White Spruce Blvd., Rochester, NY 14623.

 

Richard "Dick" J. Age 71, of Watkins Glen, NY, died unexpectedly Friday, March 30, 2007, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held there at 8:30 p.m. and burial at a later date at Millport Cemetery. Dick was a member of the Mechanics Club, Montour Falls, a former member of the American Legion Post, Hammondsport, and Teamster Union Local #529, Elmira. He drove truck for 33 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, JoAnn Clark; four children, Debra Clark of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Bill Clark (Lorena Nesley) of Watkins Glen, Belinda Clark (Martin Litteer) of Tyrone, NY, Curtis Clark of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; sisters, Waneta (Gordon) Hartsock of Millport, Helen (Bud) Jensen of Lansing, Linda Daily of Geneva; and seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Tedferd; parents, William and Myrtle; brother, William; and sister, Marilyn Grady. Memorials in his memory may be made to Rochester/Finger Lakes Eye & Tissue Bank, 524 White Spruce Blvd., Rochester, NY 14623.

 

COGWELL ADA J (COGSWELL ADA J. 2/10/1854 3/3/1893)
COGSWELL GOULD (COGSWELL GOULD S. 10/20/1831 3/3/1893)
A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY
A Schuyler County Farmer Kills His Only Child AND THEN COMMITS SUICIDE
The Man Supposed to Have Committed the Deeds During a Fit of Insanity – A Tragedy Unparalleled in That Section
Special to the Gazette
Cayuta, N. Y., March 4 – The most horrible tragedy that ever occurred in this section of the state was committed yesterday about a mile and a half north of Alpine village and four miles north of this place.  Gould Cogswell, a farmer residing with his second wife and a daughter by his first wife, came into the house and told his wife that he had decided to put his daughter out of the way.  No sooner had he made the statement than he grabbed up a revolver and going into the room, where his daughter who was an invalid lay, shot her dead.  His wife, paralyzed with fear and excitement, was powerless to prevent the commission of the horrible crime.  After shooting his daughter Cogswell went out into the barn and securing a rope climbed upon a high beam.  He tied one end of the rope around his neck and the other around the beam.  To make the job complete he then placed the revolver, with which he had killed his daughter, to his head and shot himself, at the same time jumping off the beam.  Death was instantaneous in each case.   No motive for the crime can be conceived, the general impression being that Cogswell’s mind had become unbalanced.  He was about 50 years old and his about 20.  He owned a farm on Oak Hill, and last summer built a store which he afterwards sold.  He was worth about $6,000.

Later Particulars.
(Special Dispatch to the Gazette.)
Watkins, N. Y., March 4. – Cogswell’s wife and another daughter, Mrs. Roe of Townsend, were in the sitting room when he took a revolver from a shelf and said he was going to shoot a cat.   Shortly after, two shots were heard, and upon stepping into the kitchen they found his daughter lying on the floor.  He was just going out the back door.  The unfortunate young woman was dead when discovered, have been shot through the heart and head.  As soon as possible they started after Cogswell and, upon entering the barn, they found that he had gotten upon a wagon and put his head through a slip noose and then shot himself through the head and fell forward off the wagon and was strangled as well as shot.  No reason can be assigned for his rash acts except that of temporary insanity caused by a recent illness.  He leaves another daughter, Mrs. W. S. Osborn of Hector.  His wife is a sister of T. C. Cole of this village.  Mr. Cogswell was about sixty years of age and his daughter thirty.  (Elmira Daily Gazette & Free Press, Page 7, Sat. Eve., 4 March 1893)

Hornellsville Weekly Tribune - March 24, 1893
Gould Cogswell, a wealthy farmer living near Havana, N.Y., shot and instantly killed his invalid daughter, and immediately afterward hung himself to a rafter in his barn.  When found life was extinct.  Loss of money is supposed to have unbalanced his mind.

COLE ELIZA A
Mrs. Eliza A. Cogswell died Saturday night at 11 o’clock.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W.A. Roe, and a step-daughter, Mrs. W.S. Osborn, of Hector; also seven grandchildren; Goldie, Corwin, Walter, Leon, Hazel, Mildred and Beatrice Roe.  The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter, 211 Tuttle Avenue, Wednesday at 1 o’clock.  The Rev. A. J. Saxe will officiate.  Burial in the Millport cemetery.  (Elmira Advertiser, Page 2, Tue., 18 October 1910)

COLE - Mrs. Emma Cole Banks, 75, of the Town of Veteran died Monday, Nov. 16, 1942, at 1:20 a. m.  Survivors: A son, Jesse Banks of the Town of Veteran; a brother, Bert Cole of Montour Falls; two grandchildren, Arthur Banks and Ruth Banks of the Town of Veteran; two nephews, Ralph Cole of Montour Falls and Merton Cole of Elmira.  The body is at the VanBuskirk Funeral Home and Tuesday morning will be taken to the family home.  Funeral there at 2:30 p. m. Thursday.  The Rev. C. Raymond Allington.  Hill Top (Millport) Cemetery, Millport.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 13, Monday, 16 November 1942)

 

CURTIS June M. BRIGHAM 

Age 84 of Millport, NY died on Friday March 8, 2013 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. June was born August 13, 1928 in Brookfield, NY the daughter of the late Myron C. and Frances Cross Curtis. She married her husband, Arnold E. Brigham, on May 28, 1948 and they would have celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on May 28, 2013. June was pre-deceased by her daughter Tiffany Brigham and by her brothers Douglas Curtis, Louis Curtis, and Paul Curtis. She had worked at The Ann Page Plant in Horseheads for many years. June and her husband enjoyed making crafts and being at The Windmill and sharing their crafts with others. June loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Brigham is survived by her loving and devoted husband Arnold E. Brigham; son: Robert E. Brigham of Pine Valley, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Elaine & Jake Newman of Lowville, NY; grandchildren: Randy & Cherish Brigham, Tracey LaPierre, Brianna Brigham, Brian Brigham, and Heather Newman; great grandchildren: Olivia Brigham, Garrett Brigham, and Kirstie Smith; brother and sister-in-law: Myron C. "Sonny" and Doris Curtis Jr. of Connecticut; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 7-9 PM. June's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 10 AM. Mrs. Brigham will be laid to rest in Millport Cemetery in Millport, NY.    Star Gazette – March 17, 2013

 

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Ida Earl Age 101, formerly of Merchant Ave., Odessa, NY, and Catherine Court, Montour Falls, NY, until spring of 2003 when she moved to Groton Nursing Facility to be near her family. Mrs. Milspaugh died on Sunday, December 10, 2006, at Cortland Regional Hospital. She was born on September 24, 1905 at Millport, NY, the daughter of the late Byron and Lena Earl. She was very active in he Town of Catharine as Clerk for 21 plus years and was a member and Treasurer of the Catharine United Methodist Church. Ida was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She loved to entertain and play cards, especially Bridge. In addition to her parents, Ida is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, who died in 1967; brother and sister-in-law, Charles T. and Jennie Earl; sister-in-law, Ruth Beach Fowler; aunt, Ethel and Charles Parks; and many cousins. Mrs. Milspaugh is survived by her nieces and nephews, Charlotte E. Canfield of Freeville, NY, Barbara E. (William) Foster of Groton, NY, William B. (Mildred) Earl of Lansing, NY, Jane E. (Edward) Salino of Hickory, NC, Robert C. (Evelyn) Earl of Harford, NY, John Roy (Susan) Earl of Dryden, NY, and Roland (Lorna) Fowler of Cheshire, CT; and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was a loving and proud aunt to all of them and will be sadly missed by her family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. The Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY, is assisting the family. Memorials may be directed to the Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church Street, Odessa, NY 14869.

 

EARL - MILSPAUGH, Ida Earl
Age 101, formerly of Merchant Ave., Odessa, NY, and Catharine Court, Montour Falls, NY, until spring of 2003 when she moved to Groton Nursing Facility to be near her family. Mrs. Milspaugh died on Sunday, December 10, 2006, at Cortland Regional Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Millport Cemetery, Millport, NY, on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Memorial Service celebrating the 101 years of Ida's life at 12:00 Noon at the Catharine United Methodist Church, Catharine, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church Street, Odessa, NY 14869

 

FIELDS Ernest E. "Skip"

Age 70 of Van Etten died at home on June 19, 2013. He was born September 20, 1942 in Montour Falls, NY to Ernest and Marion (Packard) Fields. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by his niece, Theresa Von Rapacki and nephews Jeremy Lampman and Aaron Irby. His family includes brothers and sisters, James (Marlene) Fields of Elmira Heights, Ronald Fields of Big Flats, Dena Irby, Louise (Chris) Harvey and Christine (Allen) Lampman all of Horseheads along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. In his earlier years he enjoyed racing at Chemung Speedrome and singing like Hank Williams Sr. More recently he was involved with the American Legion in Horseheads, Meals on Wheels and he enjoyed NASCAR and Karaoke. Family and friend are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Wednesday June 26, 2013 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Burial service will take place on Thursday in Millport Cemetery. A celebration of life for family and friends will take place at a date and time to be announced at the American Legion Horseheads. Memorials can also be directed to the Horseheads American Legion 71 Old Ithaca Rd. Horseheads NY 14845.  Star Gazette – June 22, 2013

 

HAMMOND
H. Easton Age 93, of County Route 333 in Campbell, NY died Saturday, November 18, 2006, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Easton was born in Elmira, NY on November 5, 1913, to Harry and Grace (Chilvers) Hammond. Easton graduated from HHDS High and from the Elmira Business Institute. He married Elizabeth Baker in 1942 and was preceded in death by her in 2003. Easton served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, in the 2nd Airdrome Squadron in the Pacific. He retired from Scudder Motor Company as a bookkeeper and office manager after fifty years of service. He was also committed to the E.B Packard Hose Company of Campbell as a volunteer firefighter for over sixty years, and had been Assistant Chief for many years. He just received his 70 year service award from the Masonic Lodge in Savona and throughout the Steuben district. He was famous for making the coffee. He was very committed to service and giving to his community, but didn't want recognition for what he did. He is survived by two sons, Carl (Donna) Hammond of Horseheads and Jim (Nancy) Hammond of Wake Forest, NC; one sister, Jeanette Webb of Elmira; a brother, Richard (Ollie) Hammond of Homosassa, FL; his grandchildren, Ellen and Andrew Hammond; a sister-in-law, Doris Hammond of Frostproof, FL; several nieces and nephews; and the breakfast crew at the Stonehouse Cafe. Easton was predeceased by a brother, Albert Hammond; and a sister, Louise Jack. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where there will be a Masonic Service conducted at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in Millport Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.

Obituary for EDWIN W HOWELL reads as follows:
Died at Lake View, NJ Last Saturday Night (4 July 1896)
Internment at Millport Today
The Deceased at one time was one of the Most Influential Men in the County
Ex Sheriff of Chemung Co Edwin W Howell died on the evening of the fourth of July at the home of his son, Frank S Howell at Lake View, NJ where he had resided for several years.  He was 73 yrs of age and had been in ill health for many months. About a year ago his wife died.
It was only a few yrs ago that Edwin Howell was one of the best known men in this vicinity.  He was active in advancing all that aided in the progress of Elmira.  He was born on a farm near Millport in 1823 and spend his early manhood in agriculture.  He was a student of politics and all of his life was an ardent Republican.  However, he was liberal in his views and he had many friends among those who did not believe exactly as he did.  He represented his native town in office and he was still a young man when his reputation for fairness was known throughout the country.  In the fall of 1863 he was nominated for sheriff by the Republicans and he was elected succeeding Sheriff William Halliday.
While occupying the chief executive office of the county he devoted his best efforts to the interests of the people.  He officiated at the first execution in this county where the gallows were used.  The Indians, who inhabited this valley previous to 1779 sentenced one of thier chiefs to death about 1730.  The chief was placed on a stump and his head was cut off and afterwards was stuck on a stake.  There is no record of any other execution here until Sheriff Howell's time.  In 1865 Henry Gardner who belong to the Twelveth United States infantry killed a man named Amose Mullock.  Gardner was tried here and in March of the year following the crime he was hung in the jail yard.  Sheriff Howell cutting the rope.
At the expiration of his term as sheriff he took up his residence on a large tract of farming land on the plank road between Bulkhead and Pine City.  After a few years he moved his family to Wellsburg where he opened a blacksmith shop.  He had learned the trade when a young man.  Six or seven years ago he was sick with la grippe.  This brought on consumption of the larnyx and he then retired from business taking up his residence with his son in this city.  About four years ago his son moved to Paterson, NJ where Mrs Howell, the ex-sheriff's wife died.  Only recently the family went to Lake View,NY.  For fourteen years his son Frank S Howell had been employed by the Erie railroad company in the baggage department.  Besides his son, Edwin Howell is survived by two sisters(Clara and Clarinda) who reside at the old homestead near Millport. The remains arrived in this city this morning and were taken to Millport where services were held this afternoon.

JACKSON - GLORIA CORNISH
 Gloria Jackson Cornish, 51, of Stuart, FL, died Wednesday, October 5, 1994 at her home. She was born in Towanda on July 26, 1943. She was a graduate of SRU High School and moved to Florida in 1980.  She was an employee of Kmart and attended Port Salerno Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents, Ralph and Doris Jackson of Athens; a daughter, Vanessa Boykin and a grandson, Jesse Boykin, both of Stuart, FL; sisters, Janice Brown of Jacksonville, FL, Carole Jackson Shipman of Waverly, Judy Brague of Port Saint Lucie, FL and Kathy Finnerty of Burlington; brothers, Kerry Jackson of Columbia Cross Roads, Gerald Jackson of Milan and Sam Jackson of Athens. A committal service was held October 15 at Millport Cemetery, Millport, NY. Anyone wishing to make contributions may do so to Hospice of Martin, Martin Co., PO Box 1168, Stuart, FL 34995-1168. (TGR, Thursday, October 13, 1994)

JOHNSON Victor G.
Age 78, of Millport, NY, died on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on June 17, 1929 in Elmira, NY. Victor was the son of the late Maude Johnson Stevens and Arthur Johnson, Sr. He is predeceased by his brothers, Arthur Johnson, Jr. and Richard Johnson. Victor is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margaret (Doolittle) Johnson of Millport; son, David Johnson of Millport; daughters, Barbara (Barry) James of Elmira, and Patricia Johnson of Bellingham, WA; two special grandsons, Brandon and Douglas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Louise Doolittle of San Diego, CA. He was retired from Shepard Niles Corp., Montour Falls. Victor was a life member of the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls, and a member of the Montour Falls Moose Lodge #426. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, golfing and playing cards. In keeping with Victor's wishes, private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Millport Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home. Donations in Victor's memory may be made to the Montour Falls Fire Department, P.O. Box 369, Montour Falls, NY 14865.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/2/2008.

KENDALL - Mrs. Lena F. Banks, 70, of the Middle Road, Horseheads, RD 2, died Sunday, April 22, 1962.  Surviving are her husband, Jesse Banks, son Arthur and daughter, Mrs. Ruth Lant, both of Horseheads; brothers, Albert Kendall, Wert Kendall, both of Florida; five grandchildren.  The funeral was held Wednesday, at 2 p. m., at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, with the Rev. Henry B. Lee, officiating.  Interment was in Millport Cemetery.  (Chemung Valley Reporter, page 1, Thursday, 26 April 1962)

LUMMUKA –ELAINE M. STRAIT, 76, of Watkins Glen, passed away on December 19, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was a long term cancer survivor and passed from health related complications. She was born in Ithaca on January 20, 1938, the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Nurmi) Lummuka. She graduated from Horseheads High School where she was the piano accompanist for the Chamber Singers. Elaine retired from Westinghouse after many years of service and previously worked at Bell Phone Company in Elmira. She enjoyed camping, music, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with her family and was a big support for her grandson Joseph, III. Elaine was the epitome of Finnish "Sisu" and had great courage, determination and perseverance. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Strait, Sr., and by her daughter-in-law, Marilyn (Jerzak) Strait. She is survived by her children, Joseph Strait, Jr. of Watkins Glen, James (Denise) Strait of Horseheads, and Julie Strait (Joseph Clugstone) of Watkins Glen; sister, Sharon (Donald) Dilworth of Clayton, NY; seven grandchildren, Joseph Strait, III, Robert Bond, Nicole Gleckner, Kristin Strait, Kaarina Strait, Thomas Cook and David Strait; five great grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with burial in Millport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rochester Ronald McDonald House or the American Cancer Society . –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/23/2014

David Jesse LANT, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lant of the Middle Road, died Thursday May 29, 1958.  The survivors are his parents; sisters, Carolyn and Marjorie, brothers, Walter and Ross, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Banks of Horseheads.  The funeral was held at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Monday, with burial in Millport cemetery.  (Chemung Valley Reporter, Page 1, Thursday, 5 June 1958)

LANT, Frederick M. age 63, of 5432 Middle Rd., Horseheads, unexpectedly on Sunday, December 7, 1986 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 1 pm, the Rev. F. B. Tschudy will officiate.  Interment Millport Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth (Banks) Lant; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and David Post of Hobart, NY, Miss Marjorie Lant of Horseheads; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Ann Lant, Ross and Shirley Lant and Martin Lant, all of Horseheads; 8 grandchildren, Warren, Andy, Carolee, Lorelle and Jill Post; Anita, Maria and Jackie Lant.  Mr. Lant was a Dairy Farmer and was accorded the honor of Master Breeder by the Holstein-Friesian Association  of which he was a lifetime member.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 4b, Tuesday, 9 December 1986)

LAWRENCE
Richard J. Age 72, (SRGP 12106) of Horseheads and formerly a longtime resident of Owego died after a long illness Aug. 2, 2005 at home surrounded by his family. Dick was born Aug. 29, 1932 in Mainsburg, PA, the son of the late Edson and Maude (Hilfiger) Lawrence and is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Betty (Packard) Lawrence; daughters, Vicki (Mike) Hollenbeck of Elmira, NY, Penny Golden (Jerry Bond) of Burdett, NY, Patti (Donald) Isaccs-Wolfer of Riverside, FL, Michele Gordon; sons, Russell and Ronald Lawrence of Monroeton, PA; son-in-law, Wade Gordon of Lewiston, NY; grandchildren, Marcus and Cheryl Hollenbeck, Gabriel and Joshua Mitchell, Katilynn and Joseph Golden, Heather and Benjamin Gordon; sisters, Betty Boyden of Mainsburg, PA, Janine (Jim) Crawford of PA, Shirley (Dick) Kenyon of Troy, PA, Joan (Gene) Jackson of Mainsburg, PA. Dick was also predeceased by his brothers, Jack, Robert and Jerry Lawrence. Dick was a retired truck driver having worked for several transportation companies and retiring for C.R. Clark Trucking in Horseheads. Throughout retirement Dick and Betty were managers of Sunrise Motel in Owego. He was a proud veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, from 2 to 4:00 and 7 to 8:00. His service will take place there at 8:00 p.m. followed by military honors to be accorded. Interment in Millport Cemetery at the Convenience of his family. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830.

LOCKE -  ZIMDAHL, Erma L. (Locke)
Age 89 of Watkins Rd., Pine Valley, NY, died on Thurs., Oct. 19, 2007. Mrs. Zimdahl was born Dec. 20, 1917, daughter to the late Err and Harriet (Crouch) Locke. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1985 and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger (Kathy) Zimdahl of Tully, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla (Art) McGrain of Millport, NY; grandchildren, Gale (Russell) Cornell, Judith (Dennis) Rice, Pam (Dennis Rhynehart) Vonrapacki, Susan (Scott) Martin, Dawn (Brooks) Bellows, Rob (Jennifer) Zimdahl, Tammy Zimdahl, Eugene McGrain, Alexis Zimdahl; 17 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased her brothers and sisters, Dayton Locke, Laura White and Elsie Forest; Charles and Loyd Locke. Erma was a member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church. Active in the Order of the Eastern Star, Erma was a member and past matron of Horseheads Chapter O.E.S and also a member of Elmira Heights Chapter O.E.S. Mrs. Zimdahl was retired from Bendix Eclipse in 1976. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horsheads on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, from 3-6:00 p.m. Her service, officiated by the Rev. Carol Keller, will take place Monday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Millport Cemetery. Notice: Officers and member of Horseheads and Elmira Heights Chapter O.E.S will gather at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/20/2007.

LOCKE - ZIMDAHL, Erma L. (Locke)
Age 89 of Watkins Rd., Pine Valley, NY, died on Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007. Her service, officiated by the Rev. Carol Keller, will take place Monday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Millport Cemetery.

McDOUGALL - JACOB AI McDOUGALL 10 NOV 1833 19 APR 1906 Died after a lingering illness of consumption. Born in town of veteran. In 1859 he married: CYNTHIA PARSONS Three children were born to them: EP McDougall Who resides with his parents." Chauncey(Mrs. Sterling) McDougall Of Millport, NY {Harriett} Stone(Mrs.Fred) McDougall Of Montour, NY. {Elizabeth} MARION McDOUGALL Who resides in the Homestead. Wife Emily Egbert EMILY McDOUGALL Who resides in the Homestead. Wife of Marion. JAMES McDOUGALL Resides in Sullivanville, NY. SAMUEL McDOUGALL Resides in Virginia. ALONZO McDOUGALL Resides in Oregon. Funeral services were held in the home Sunday. Rev. N.S. Boardman of Elmira officiating. A quartet composed of L.E. Page, W. L. Dailey, Miss Parks and Josephine Bailey sang some very appropriate selections. The bearers of his remains were Marion and Theodore McDougall. G.M. and C.E. Parsons, Chauncy Sterling and S.S. Todd. Burial in Millport Cemetery. The deceased had lived in the town in which he died all his life and was held in high esteem by all who knew him and his demise is deeply deplored by all." Submitted by Walter or Jo Sampson

McGRAIN Arthur E.
Age 70 and longtime resident of Millport died on March 18, 2010. He was born July 3, 1939 the son to the late Elsie and Ralph McGrain. Art is survived by his wife of 45 years, Priscilla Zimdahl McGrain; their children, Gale (Russell) Cornell of Millport, Judith (Dennis) Rice of North Carolina, Pam (Dennis Rhynehart) Vonrapacki of Millport, Susan (Scott) Martin of Elmira, Dawn (Brooks) Bellows of Millport and Eugene (Daniella Rowe) McGrain of Alaska; brothers, George (Clarie Bixby) McGrain of Elmira Heights, Ralph McGrain of Elmira and Leon (Wanda) McGrain of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Roger (Kathy) Zimdahl of Salem, AL; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Art was a member of the Chemung Valley Old Timers Assoc. He worked for Howard Johnson's Restaurant for over 34 years prior to his retirement in 1989. He was a dedicated provider, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main Street, Horseheads on Thurs., Mar. 25, 2010 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm. His service officiated by Lew Baker will take place there at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Millport Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.24.2010

 

MORLEY
Thomas Edwin (Ed) Age 76 of Church Street Millport, NY died peacefully in his sleep on Monday January 15, 2007 after a long illness. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Connie Ruth Hogg Morley; son: Matt (Joy Abel) Morley of Chevy Chase, Maryland; daughter: Carole (Dick) Stewart of Breesport, NY; grandchildren: Stephen Stalcup of Rochester, NY; Kristen Stalcup and great grandson Adrian of San Antonio, Texas; Eric (Shenna VanLeuven) Morley of Chicago, Illinois and Andrew Morley of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is also survived by his mother Edna Messersmith Morley of Norwich, NY; sisters: Eva Gibbs of Greene, NY and Beverly (Fred) Boehner of Whitsett, NC; brother: Frank (Noreen) Morley of Robbinsville, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Ed was born August 29, 1930 in Johnson City, NY the son of Frank W. and Edna Messersmith Morley. He served his country during The Korean War with the U.S. Army from 1952-1954, including the Army of Occupation in West Germany. Ed worked in the Endicott-Johnson shoe factory in Johnson City, NY before becoming a pressman at The Binghamton Sun Bulletin in 1960. Ed brought his family to Millport in 1965 when he joined The Elmira Star Gazette and worked as a pressman for 27 years until his retirement in 1992. He was pre-deceased by his father, Frank W. Morley, in 1976. Ed was a skilled hunter, marksman and outdoorsman, who found great fulfillment in observing and hunting the white-tailed deer. The family will receive friends on Thursday January 18, 2007 from 1-3 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Ed's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with interment to follow in Millport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036.

 

MOSHER - CAMPBELL   Helen M. Age 94, died and Savior on Saturday, November 12, 2005, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Helen was born February 6, 1911 in Tioga county, PA, Delmar Township, the daughter of the late Earl & Lizzie Gee Mosher. Mrs. Campbell was predeceased by her husband, Leon Campbell; and by their daughter, Doris Fazenbaker. Also predeceasing her were stepsons, Leo Campbell and Gordon Campbell; stepdaughter, Lena Wagner; grandchildren, Michael Gifford, Sharon Gifford, Wanda Harshman and Gary Davis. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (James) Holton of Millport, NY, Vera (George) Cahill of Horseheads and Eva Benson of Westfield, PA; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, bird watching and serving the Lord in her church. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St, Montour Falls, NY, on Friday, November 18, 2005, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held there following visitation at 8 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence Seman will officiate. Interment Millport Cemetery.

 

PACKARD Betty J. LAWRENCE

Age 79 of Horseheads died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 15, 2013. She was born January 10, 1934 in Odessa, NY to Frank and Mabel (Scott) Packard. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Lawrence in 2005. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Vicki (Mike) Hollenbeck of Elmira, Penny (Jerry) Golden-Sempler of Beaver Dams, Patti (Don) Wolfer of Riverview, FL, Michele (Tom Porter) Gordon of Elmira; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sisters, Pauline Griswold of Big Flats and Phoebe (Joe) Cornell of Montour Falls; faithful canine companion, Buddy. Betty was employed at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for nearly 20 years. She retired from there in 1992 as a supervisor in the Central Service Department. In her earlier years she enjoyed square dancing, playing the games, scrabble, chicken foot and scat. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thursday September 19, 2013 from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 6:00 p.m. Burial service will take place in Millport Cemetery beside her husband Richard.  Star Gazette – September 18, 2013

 

PACKARD Marion L. Fields

Age 94, and formerly of Church Hill Rd., Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, June 10, 2012. She was born in Elmira, NY on Mar. 30, 1918 to Lemuel and Phoebe (Myrick) Packard. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest A. Fields on Sept. 13, 1987. Her surviving family includes her sons and daughters, Ernest "Skip" Fields of Van Etten, NY, James (Marlene) Fields of Elmira Heights, NY, Ronald Fields of Big Flats, NY, Dena Irby of Horseheads, NY, Louise (Chris) Harvey of Horseheads, NY, and Christine (Allen Jr.) Lampman, also of Horseheads, NY; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her six siblings and grandchildren, Theresa VonRapacki (cancer-1996), Jeremy Lampman (heart-2000), and Aaron Irby (cancer-2011). She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and a devout Christian. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., June 13, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and again from 6-7 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Her burial service will take place privately in Millport Cemetery. 2nd Timothy 4; 7-8, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me, a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing."  Star Gazette – June 12, 2012

 

PARIS Shirley A. BELLOWS

Age 74 of Millport, NY died on Friday June 28, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley was born January 29, 1939 in Watkins Glen, NY the daughter of the late John N. and Kathleen E. Templar Paris. She married her husband, Brooks K. Bellows, on December 6, 1954 and he pre-deceased her on May 25, 2007. Shirley was also pre-deceased by her brothers John and James. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Bellows is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Debbra & Roger Rockhill of Millport, NY, Karen & Michael Richards of Flagler Beach, Florida, JoAnn & David Webb of Horseheads, NY and Pamela & William Everetts of Beaver Dams, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Brooks K. & Dawn Bellows of Millport, NY; special son: James Paris of Land O Lakes, Florida; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Paul Kastenhuber and Fawn Cady. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday July 1, 2013 from 6-8 PM. Shirley's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at 10 AM. Shirley will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Brooks in Millport Cemetery in Millport, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Shirley through memorials to The Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2013

 

PELOW –WANDA L. COON, Retiree of 1st Technologies, age 67 of Middle Rd., Horseheads died unexpectedly, Wed. July 29, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Herbert “Gene” Coon in 1984.  Her surviving family includes her sons and daughters, Robert and Denise Coon of Horseheads, NY, Wannetta and Robert McIlroy of Sodus, NY, and formerly of Newfield, NY, Barbara and Joseph Troccia and Dale and Terri Coon, all of Horseheads, NY; loving companion, James Devendorf also of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Rebecca, Stacey, William, Brian McIlroy, Brandon Coon, James and Janson Frycek; step-grandchildren, Paul (Kelley) Troccia, Mark Troccia, David Graham; great-grandchildren, Alex Frycek, Hunter Frycek, Joseph Troccia, and Kyler McIlroy; brothers and sisters, Archie (Bev) Pelow of Coldwater, MI, Paul (Donna) Pelow of Clinton, NY, Donna (George) Hill of Montour Falls, NY, Shirley (Paul) Kohan of Horseheads, NY, and Clara Jane Ripley of Florida; brothers-in-law, Dick (Jean Coon, Fred (Bev) Con, all of Horseheads; sisters-in-law, Betty (Clark) Barnes of Elmira, NY, Virginia Coon of Horseheads and Phoebe (Joseph) Tompkins-Cornell, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends, including Alun and Susan Lloyd of Chemung, NY.   In addition to her parents, Arthur and Naomi (VanNordstrand) Pelow, Wanda was also predeceased by her sister, Rosalie Covell; and grandson, Dominic Troccia; along with several other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Coon and Pelow family.  Wanda was a past member of the Millport Fire Dept. Women’s Auxiliary and also a member of the WOES of the Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 from 3-5:00 and 7-9:00 p.m.  Her funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Sat. at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. James Lesch officiating.  Interments will follow in Millport Cemetery.  Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the American Cancer Society; Eastern Division, 1316 College Ave, Elmira, NY or the Millport Vol. Fire Dept. 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

WALTER R. REED age 86 of 5480 ridge Rd., Horseheads, Thursday, September 17, 1987 at his home after and extended illness.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, which will be held at the Barber Funeral home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads on Saturday at 1 PM. The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Edmunds will officiate.  Interment, Millport Cemetery.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Those wishing may make memorials in Mr. reed’s name to the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira, NY.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years.  Mrs. Inez (Morrison) Reed; daughters and sons-in-law, H. Roberta and emery Knapp and Anna and George E. Turner, all of Horseheads; grandchildren, Daniel (Susan) Turner of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Jeffrey (Karen) Turner Ayers of Corning; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Reed was a retired employee of the Remington Rand and a member of North Presbyterian Church.  –Elmira Star/Gazette 9/18/1987

RHINEVAULT - CAMPBELL, Lillian Rhinevault
95, of Syracuse, died on Sunday, January 13, 2008, at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. She was born in Stroudsburg, PA and lived most of her life in Millport, NY before moving to Syracuse. She was a resident of Bellevue Manor for 12 years prior to her move to the nursing home. At the age of 50, Lillian fulfilled a dream by attending Ithaca School of Nursing and obtained her LPN degree. She continued to work as a nurse for a number of years. She and her husband, Karl, were married for 60 loving years. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl in 1989; two sons, Duane and Neil; and a grandson, Michael. Survivors: son, Karlton of Lakeland; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Services: A graveside service will be held at Millport Cemetery, Millport, NY at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2008. There are no calling hours. Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville has charge of arrangements. Contributions: Millport Fire Department, 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY 14864.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/17/2008

RODABAUGH Peter Lynn
Age 74, of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Clifford and Alice Wickham Rodabaugh. Peter is survived by his wife and best friend, Diane MacWhorter Rodabaugh; children, David Mark (Kathleen) Rodabaugh, Jeffery Allen (Deanna) Rodabaugh, Gary Paul (Rena) Rodabaugh, Michael J. (Erica) Lohmeyer, and Allison D. Lohmeyer; grandchildren, Amanda, Lyndsey, Kyle, Stacey, Heather, Kayla, Jessica, Zachary, Marissa, Brandon Lohmeyer, Jordon Lohmeyer, and Gavin Lohmeyer; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Freda) Rodabaugh, and Robert Rodabaugh; sisters, Eileen Cundy and Sally King; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother, Leonard "Sonny" Rodabaugh. Also survived by his beloved beagles, "Snickers" and "Molly." Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Millport Cemetery, Millport, NY on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. followed by a gathering of family and friends to take place at the American Legion Post #154 of Elmira Heights, NY. Peter was a United States Navy Veteran. Member of Post #154 American Legion, Founding member of the International Brotherhood of Chicken Barbecuers. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2009

SMITH - Mrs. Mary A. Banks, widow of the late Hezekiah Banks, died at her home in Veteran Wednesday morning, age 90 years and 6 months.  For over 70 years she resided in the family home and most of the time enjoyed very good health.  The past five weeks, owing to the decline of old age, she failed very rapidly until the end came.  She passed out in the beyond as one going to sleep - so quietly and without a warning to the watchers she was gone - just sleeping.  She was a model woman in her home, always looking to the good of her household and always found there caring for her family.  She is survived by three sons, Milton Banks of Horseheads, Hiram Banks of Cortland, and Edwin Banks with whom she was living.  She was the daughter of Abram Smith and when very young her home was in Reading, N. Y.  She was the last survivor of her family of six children, three boys and three girls, all having preceded her long ago.  She will be missed most by a grandson in her home (son of Edwin Banks) who was most happy when in her company, and missed by all the visitors of that home who have passed so many pleasant hours listening to the ways of long ago.  The funeral will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial in Millport.  Van Buskirk Bros. have charge.  (Chemung Valley Reporter, Page 8, Thursday, 1 September 1910)

George L. STERLING died in Millport Saturday after an illness of several weeks.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lowell Sterling, and a brother, Howard Sterling, both of Millport.  The funeral was held at the M. E. church in Millport Teusday.  Services at the grave were in charge of Old Oak Lodge, No. 253, F. and A. M.  Burial in the Millport cemetery.  (Chemung Valley Reporter, 23 August 1917, Page 4)

 

STODDARD Elizabeth Stoddard (Personius) Dunlap

of Millport, NY, died on November 16, 2013. She was born on December 15, 1921 in Millport, NY to Leon and Florence Stoddard. She married Merl R. Personius in 1947 and Gordon F. Dunlap in 1988. Elizabeth attended the Millport Grammar School and graduated from Horseheads High School as an honor student in 1939. She worked at Bendix during WWII regulating fuses for time bombs, Rose, Kimball & Baxter for 15 years, and retired from Big Flats Equipment Co. in 1987. She was a lifelong member of the Millport United Methodist Church until its closing, volunteered at Arnot Ogden Hospital for over 4,000 hours, member of RSVP, Millport Fire Department Auxiliary, member of the Old Oak Chapter OES and the Horseheads Chapter OES #423, Grand Officer 1960, AFSCME Chapter 1000, and the Horseheads Historical Society. Elizabeth is interred at the Millport Cemetery (with her little dog Liebe) beside her mother.  Star Gazette – December 8, 2013

 

STODDARD Helen S. Cunningham

Age 81, of Millport, died after a brief illness on Sat. June 25, 2011. She was born Nov. 30, 1929 in Millport, NY. Helen went to Millport School in early years and graduated from Horseheads in 1947. She began working as a cashier at (RKB) Rose, Kimble and Baxter at the age of 17, retiring from that same company as head of the finance dept. in 1991. Helen was very active in the Millport Community where she lived her entire life: Millport Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Millport Community Days, Cemetery Association, served in Village government and also a very active member as well as organist at the former Millport Methodist Church. Helen is survived by her son and daughter, Bob (Sue) Cunningham of Macedon, NY, Lynne Cunningham of Millport; sister, Elizabeth Dunlap of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Robert (Brenda), James (Christina), and Kelli; great-grandchildren, Natalie (7), Collin (5), Summer (5), Nina (4), and Amelia (2); as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by parents, Leon and Florence (Holmes) Stoddard; brothers, Raymond and Ford Stoddard; nephews, Michael and Marty Stoddard; and her most wonderful friend, Joan Nickerson. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs. Jun 30, 2011 from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Her service will follow calling hours at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Carol Holtz-Martin will officiate. Graveside service will follow in Millport Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Helen with memorials to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or the Millport Vol Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY 14864.  Star Gazette – June 28, 2011

 

STODDARD Michael Raymond

Of Millport, died Friday, January 18, 2002 , unexpectedly at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 55. Michael was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Elmira, Class of 1964 before entering military service at age 17. He reached the rank of Tech. Sergeant in the United States Air Force, with twenty years of service, serving 3 combat tours in Vietman. He received the Purple Heart and numerous other awards during his service. He also received the Conspicuous Service Award for the State of New York from Governor George Pataki. He was attached to the Det. 5/5th Air Recovery and Rescue Service and served with the 1st Cavalry Division. Michael was life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He received a citation from The Order of the Silver Rose. He served his country with distinction and honor. Michael was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America, The Loyal Order of the Moose in Montour Falls, the Italian American Veterans Club, and a member of Elmira Council 229 & The Rev. Henry F. Adamski 4th Degree Assembly of The Knights of Columbus. Michael was a former Trustee for the Village of Millport as well as current co-president of the Millport Community Days Assoc. & a former member of the Millport Fire Dept. He was also a former president of the Notre Dame Athletic Assoc. in Elmira. After his service to the nation, he worked for the New York State Division of Youth. Michael then graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, NY in 1996, where he was class president and president of the Sigma Phi Sigma Fraternity at Simmons. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Deborah and son, Shawn, his father, Dr. Raymond Stoddard and Arline of Elmira; two sisters: F. Jeanne & Whitney Pidot of Locust Valley, NY & Dr. Karen M Stoddard of Baltimore, MD and brother, Raymond Stoddard of Baltimore, MD. Aunts, Helen Cunningham & Elisabeth Personius, both of Millport. His special cousin, Robert Cunningham & wife Susan of Macedon, NY, Lynne Cunningham of Millport and Sheighlah Cummings of Pulaski, NY. Nephews, Robert Cunningham, Jr. and wife Brenda, James Cunningham & niece Kelly Cunningham all of Macedon, NY. He left his very special friend and partner, Robert D. Howard of Howard Funeral Home. Michael also left his good and loyal friends, Danny Boy, Annie, Boudreaux, Bosco, Mousette & Ophilia. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Rita, his brother Marty and his Uncle Richard Stoddard. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the Notre Dame Athletic Assoc. for their Sports Program and the Millport Community Day Assoc. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home) The family wishes to Thank the Millport Volunteer Firemen for their timely response and efforts. The Family will Receive Relatives and Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Prayer service there Tuesday 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in Millport Cemetery

SWAIN Donna E - AYERS Donna E. (Mama)
Age 93 of Millport, NY died
peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband George in 2001 and her daughter Sherry in 2004. Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and loved doing crafts, reading, puzzles and playing cards. She is survived by her daughters, Gretta (Terry) Donovan of Penfield, NY, Linda (Jose) Medina of Millport, NY, Sons, Sande (Sherry) Ayers and Gary Ayers both of Millport, NY. Stepson, George (Lucy) Ayers and a brother Carl (Pete) Swain of Canaseraga, NY. 15 Grandchildren, 32 Great grandchildren and 8 Great great grandchildren also survive her. Donna belonged to the Montour Falls Women of the Moose Chapter #1401 and the Millport Hunting & Fishing Club Women's Auxiliary. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, August 23, 2010 from 7 to 9 PM. Her funeral services will be held there on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at 11 AM. Interment will be in Millport Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family prefers that contributions to be made to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, Montour Falls Moose Club or the Millport Fire Department. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 22, 2010

SYDORIAK Peter Sr. -  Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather Age 73 of Millport, NY, born July 8th 1927, he died Sunday Jan. 28, 2001. His surviving family includes his wife of nearly 50 years, Gloria (Baldwin) Sydoriak. Daughters & sons-in-law, Gloria & Kenneth Sterling of Millport, NY, Patty R. & J. Manwaring also of Millport, NY; son & daughter-in-law, Peter Jr. & Denise Sydoriak of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Crystal, Michael, Jessica, Peter III & Christopher. Sisters, Mary (Peter) Chuley of Wallingford, CT. Eve (Stanley) Formister of East Hartford CT. & Anna (Tony) Lucas of Scranton, Pa. & several nieces & nephews. A retired machinist, Peter was a member of Moreland Presbyterian Church & a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home413 So. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Tues. Jan. 30, 2001 from 2-4:00 & 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the Funeral Home on Wed. at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Millport Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.

 

TABER Patricia T. Beebe

Age 74 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday, July 1, 2011. Pat was born on October 11, 1936 in Elmira, NY a daughter of the late Leroy and Esther Beatty Taber. She was a member of the Horseheads First Baptist Church, an avid reader and enjoyed reading to her grandchildren. Pat was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert O. Beebe; granddaughter, Christina Beebe; sister, Carole Cornacchio and brother, Thomas Taber. She is survived by two sons, Jeffery R. Beebe of Alaska and Brian O. (Nancy) Beebe of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeffery, Michael, Daniel, Ami, Joshua, Adam, Kyle, and Nathan; many great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Mark) Wilmot of Millport, NY; brother-in-law, Joseph Cornacchio; sister-in-law, Carol Taber and several loving nieces and nephews. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 1-3 PM with her Funeral Service to follow. She will be laid to rest alongside her loving husband in Millport Cemetery immediately following the service. The family respectfully request that memorials be made to Horseheads Christian School Library, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Star Gazette – July 3, 2011   

 

TYLER MYRTLE M HERRICK
Myrtle M. Age 76, formerly of Millport, NY, died on Monday, May 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter in Elmira with her loving family by her side. Myrtle was born in Orwell, PA, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Woodruff) Tyler. Survivors include her daughters, June Evans of Elmira, Jackie Lane and her companion, Steve Gordon of FL and Connie (Gary) Guzman of AL; sons, Larry (Shelia) Vanderpool of VA, and Jody Vanderpool of NY; stepchildren, Linda Parmalee and her companion, Martin Hammond of Millport, Diane (Gerald) Shores of Laceyville, PA, and Michael Herrick and his companion, Diane Smith of Laceyville, PA; sister, Dorothy Parsons of OH; brothers, Ray (Rita) Tyler and Victor Tyler, both of Elmira; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Herrick in 2000; along with two sisters and three brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 18th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in Millport Cemetery.

 

TYLER Victor E. Sr.

Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Victor was born in Bradford, PA, son of the late William and Margaret Tyler. Victor is survived by his sons, Victor Jr. and George (Tracy) Tyler; daughter, Tesha (Jack) Cole; brothers, Ray (Rita) Tyler, Stanley (Joy), Butch (Denise), Phillip, Peter, and Steve Griffin; sisters, Martha Hite, Maryann (Jimmy) Casenhouber, Sandra Griffin, Pam Andrews and Molly (Bill) Straub; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; special niece, June Evans and several others nieces and nephews. Victor was predeceased by several brother and sisters. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, November 26th at 1pm in Millport Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – November 24, 2013 

 

VANDERHOEF, John G., 65, of Millport, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Nov. 13, 1936. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Renif? Vanderhoef; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Sprague of Roscoe, N.Y., and Mrs. Harry Shaffer of Elmira Heights; one son, Irving J. Vanderhoef of Montour Falls; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the home Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. O. H. Travis of Burdett officiating. Burial was in Millport Cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

 

WHITNEY Christopher L.

Age 28 of Millport, NY went to Heaven to join his son Gerould Jake Whitney on Wednesday April 25 , 2012. Christopher was born May 9, 1983 in Charleston, SC the son of Dennis Whitney and Yvonne Hamilton. He was employed at Air-Flo Manufacturing in Elmira Heights, NY. Christopher is survived by his mother Yvonne Hamilton Richards of Lancaster, PA; brother: Beau Whiney of Millport, NY; sister: Dennie Whitney and nephew George Whitney of Millport, NY; maternal grandparents; Arthur & Belle Hamilton of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Christopher's Gravesite Services on Saturday May 5, 2012 at 3PM at Millport Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – May 5, 2012

 

WOOD Kenneth E. Jr. "Butch"
Age 49 of 560 Steege Hill Road Corning, NY died and his Dad Ken Sr. on Saturday June 14, 2008 at home very unexpectedly due to an accident. Kenneth was born August 31, 1958 in Elmira, NY the son of Kenneth E. and Betty J. Denison Wood. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1976. Butch was a Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Air Force from 1977-1980. He was a member of The New Hope Baptist Church in Millport, NY. Butch loved computers, fishing, and hunting. He was a machinist for Schweizer Aircraft/ Sikorsky in Horseheads, NY for over 20 years. Butch loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. He was pre-deceased by his father, Kenneth E. Wood Sr., who died on April 20, 1997. Butch is survived by his loving companion of 25 years, Candy L. Maine; son: Chris Wood at home; daughters and son-in-law: Heather Maine Cleveland & Michael Cleveland of Millport, NY and Jessica Wood of Ohio; mother: Betty J. Denison Wood of Millport, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Kathryn & Scott Borgeson of Horseheads, NY and Patricia & Howard Sloan of Penn Yan, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Martin & Jennifer Wood of Rochester, NY; a grandchild due in December, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends including a special niece Jodi Kent and family of Millport, NY, and special friends Mike Murray of Millport, NY and Ron Ervay of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday June 20, 2008 from 3-5 PM. Mr. Wood's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 PM with Sidney Spencer officiating. Interment will be held in Millport Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Wood. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Butch through contributions to The Chris Wood College Fund c/o Heather Cleveland 4260 Main Street Millport, NY 14864.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2008.



? LIDDY
Jane M. Age 72 of 4436 Main Street, Millport, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Jane was predeceased by her husband, John M. Liddy in 1996. She is survived by her sisters, Betty (Chuck) Jones of Millerton, Pa., Ruth (George) Hyler of Rochester, NY, Carolyn Harris of FL and Edward Easson. Children, Terry Liddy of Virginia Beach, VA, Sherry (Sande) Ayers of Millport, NY and Linda (Bill) Scott of Millport, NY. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends James Kneal and Jackie Rush both of Millport, NY. Mrs. Liddy was a member of the Women of the Moose #1401, Montour Falls, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside service for Mrs. Liddy on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 11 AM at the Millport Cemetery. Mike Donnelly will officiate. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.

? Catherine JOHNSON – Mrs. Catherine Johnson died at the family home in Horseheads last week Tuesday morning at 11:30 o’clock, aged 84 years.  She is survived by a son, Albert Johnson, of Williamsport; five daughters, Mrs. William Perry, of Marsh Creek; Mrs. Louise Riley, Mrs. Rena Teeter, Mrs. Adelbert Southard and Mrs. William Stewart all of Horseheads; twenty eight grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Lewis E. Ward, of Elmira, officiating; burial in the Millport cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1919.

? Shirley NICHOLS
Age 85, formerly of Burdett, NY, died November 13, 2010 in Falmouth, MA. Shirley was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur L. Nichols in 1981. She is survived by several nieces, a nephew and cousins. There are no services. Burial at Millport Cemetery, in Millport, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.  Star Gazette - November 25, 2010
 

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