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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Webbs Mills Cemetery, Town of Southport, Chemung County, NY
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

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Webbs Mills Cemetery Listing

 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

 

Webbs Mills Obituaries

BURIAL PLOT IS IMPROVED (Undated News Clipping)
Plot owners and relatives of persons buried in the Webb Mills cemetery met at the cemetery Saturday and spent most of the day cleaning up and beautifying the spot.  A picnic dinner was served at noon. The work will be continued next Wednesday, and the women of the Webb Mills Methodist Church will serve a chicken dinner.  At the time a decision will be made on erecting a fence around the burial ground.  The meeting will be held at 8 o’clock and all those interested are asked to attend. Those present Saturday were: Emmett Morehouse, Mrs. George Jerram, Lee Merrill, Augusta Darmstadt, Mr. And Mrs. Walter Oldroyd, John Smith, Jr., AR Bartholomew, Nellie McWhorter, Lynn Congdon, Mrs. Mason Oldroyd, Mrs. Amos Albee, Mrs. Sue Straight. F.H. Andrews, Morris Knapp, Kenneth Cornwell, George Jerrum, Andrew Pedrick, Mrs. Augustus McWhorter, Mrs. F.N. Andrews, Mrs. Minta Jones, Mrs. Minnie Jones, Mrs. Burtis Knox, Miss Ida J. Jones, Mrs. Mary Longhead, Mrs. Lucinda A. Robins, Miss Minnie McWhorter, Charles Straight, Mrs. Eliza Baker, Mrs. Grant Storms, Jesse Baker.

BEGIN CEMETERY FENCE WEDNESDAY (Undated News Clipping)
Work will be started next Wednesday on the erection of a wire fence set in concrete around the cemetery at Webb Mills.  Many Elmirians are interested in the work.  A picnic will be held at the Methodist Church there in connection with the meeting.



ANDREWS, JULIA H.
 Julia H. Andrews died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Andrews of Pine City, aged eleven years.  She had been ill since Monday of appendicitis.  Little Julia is well known in this city, having attended No. 3 school and lived with Mrs. Guy Stowell and family of Locust Street for the past term. She was a child of a loveable disposition and will be greatly missed by her little schoolmates and friends. The decedent was a member of the Franklin Street Presbyterian Sunday School.  She is survived by her parents, a sister Gladys and brother Leon.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family home.  The Rev. C.E. Ferguson will officiate.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (no apparent record or stone.  Parents Frank H. & Martha B. Andrews have a stone - undated)

 

ASHDOWN, ALBERT W.
Albert W. Ashdown died this morning at 7 o’clock at the family home at Seeley Creek, aged seventy-seven years.  He is survived by his widow; two sons, Grant L. and Bert W.; also six grandchildren.  He was a veteran of the Civil War, having  served in the Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry and was wonded at the Battle of Petersburg, Va.  He also was a member of Demming Post, G.A.R. of Millerton, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 1 pm .   Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;   from the stone b.1841   d. 1919)

 

ASHDOWN, Albert – Albert Ashdown died Wednesday morning at his home at Seely Creek, after an illness of more than two years, aged 77 years.  The funeral was held at the home Saturday, Rev. Mr. Taylor officiating; burial at Webbtown.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Grand and Albert, and six grandchildren.  He was a veteran of the civil war and was a member of Deming Post, of which he was commander fo several years.  He was highly respected by his comrades, who attended the funeral in a body and conducted the services at the grave.   Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1919.   

 

ASHDOWN  David W.
David Willton Ashdown died Monday at the home, Seeley Creek, aged seventy-six years. He is survived by his wife, four grandchildren and a brother, Albert W. Ashdown. The funeral was Thursday. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY March 9, 1919

BAKER - HOWARD, Bessie R.
In the early hours of April 6th Bessie Howard, a long-time resident of Webb Wills, who most recently resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Painted Post, left the loving care of her family to enter into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Bessie was born May 5, 1919, the 6th of 9 children born to Ralph and Esther (Etta) Baker of Westfield, Pennsylvania. Bessie was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Otis Howard; her parents and all of her siblings; and stepson, Eugene; stepdaughter, Betty; and granddaughter, Karen. Surviving are sons, Jim (Ann) Potter of Millerton, Pennsylvania, Francis (Ruth) Potter of Watkins Glen, NY, Phillip (Edytha) Potter of Beggs, Oklahoma, Joe (Margaret) Potter of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Virgina (Earl) Talada of Daggett, Pennsylvania, and Betty (Tom) Bement of Painted Post, NY; also stepchildren, Ken Howard of Dalton, Pennsylvania, and Shirley Campbell of Elmira, NY; 45 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Bessie was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. She loved her Church family and cherished the visits and cards received from Pastor Kim and members of the church. Bible study at the home of her lifelong, wonderful, caring neighbors, Wally and Gretchen Hunt was very important to her. Bessie was also a proud member of the Webb Mills Fire Department Auxiliary. In addition to family, friends, and neighbors, Bessie leaves behind her loving pet and companion, Teddy. The family would like to send their appreciation to Southern Tier Hospice, especially to Denise, Robin and Marilyn. And a special thank you to Bessie's caregivers over the years, and especially to Connie Scott for her love and compassion these past two months. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Webb Mills United Methodist Church with The Reverend Joseph Kim and Reverend David Hags officiating. Burial will take place at a later time in the Webb Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Bessie's name can be made to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 196, Pine City, NY 14871; Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or The Alzheimer's Support Group, c/o Office of the Aging, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.

BALMER, ARTHUR H. (SRGP 54711)
Arthur H. Balmer, age 83 of Bird Creek Road, Pine City, Friday, January 17, 1964..  He was a member of Webb Mills Methodist Church.  Survived by sons Clare of Orlando, Fla., Glenn of Gillett, Rexford of Pine City; sister Mrs. Anna Farran of Elmira; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.  Body will arrive at Olthof Funeral Home Tuesday. Calling hours; Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral in Webb Mills Methodist Church, Wednesday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Howard Pasel.  Webb Mills Cemetery.      (ESG)

BESLEY, - FRANCES I. BALMER (SRGP 54718)
Of Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY.  Age 90, a former resident of Bird Creek Rd., Gillett, Pa. for over 60 years, went home to be with her Lord, March 22, 2003 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  She was born August 2, 1912 in Wells Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Luella (Brewer) Besley. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Glenn Balmer in 1999; and a sister Florence Saunders.  Her survivors include her beloved children Alan and YungJa Balmer of Phoenix, Az., Joan Kantrowitz of Miami, Fl., Carol Balmer of Pine City, Dale and Bonnie Balmer also of Pine City,  Donn and Laura Balmer of Gillett, Pa, Alison Pringle of Danville, Pa; loving grandchildren Kerry and Brad Baur of Chicago, Il., Jody and Kim Balmer of Ozark, Al., Jason and Angela Balmer of Erie, Pa., Jessica Balmer, of Elmira, Mallory Balmer of Gillett, Pa. Meridith Balmer also of Gillett, Pa, Katy Schappel of Williamsport, Pa; great-grandchildren Makayla and Micah Balmer  of Ozark, Al.  Anthony Osburn of Elmira, Maria Balmer of Erie, Pa, Jacquelyn Baur of Chicago, Il; along with several nieces and nephews.  Frances was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church for many years.  She loved to crochet, enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers and liked crafts.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Tuesday March 25, 2003 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 11 am in the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY.  The Rev. Patrick Haley will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church Memorial Fund..          (ESG)

BRANT Tia Rachelle, Of Millerton, PA
Was born December 16, 1989 in Elmira, NY, the adored daughter of Terry and Michelle (Kellogg) Brant, was ushered home by heaven's angels to be with her Lord on Monday, October 8, 2007, at the age of 17. Her younger sister, Charlotte L. Brant on June 5, 1998 predeceased her. She is also preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Merlyn Brant; aunt, Deborah (Brant) Ginnan; uncle, Jeffery Kellogg. Tia is survived by her loving parents, Terry and Michelle; beloved siblings, Jeffrey Brant, stationed at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, Raylene Brant and Sarai-Ann Brant, both at home; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Sharon Kellogg of Millerton, PA; paternal grandmother, Dolly Brant of Lindley, NY; maternal great-grandmother, Charlotte Barnes of Millerton, PA; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, classmates and best friend, Cindy Wilbur of Lawrenceville, PA. Tia was a Senior at Williamson High School Class of 2008 and had been accepted at Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA. She was a member of the National Honor Society, an outstanding musician and accomplished flutist, a member of the High School Band as well as Drum Majorette and co-Vice President of her band. Her gift was poetry, with 22 of her original pieces appearing on the web site, poetry.com. She was also a very spiritual girl with a deep love for her Lord and the Millerton Wesleyan Church. She was extremely involved with her church and enjoyed her ministry with the Patchwork Puppets. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Route #328, Millerton, PA on Saturday, October 13, 2007, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life and honor her memory will be held following the visitation at 4 p.m. Her Pastor and friend, the Reverend Laurie Greenlaw, will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Webb Mills Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved sister, Charlotte. Memorial donations may be directed to the Tia Rachelle Brant Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/10/2007 - 10/11/2007.

BREESE -  Davidson, Shirley A. (SRGP 37528)
Cherished wife and mother, Age 65 of Pine City, NY, Tuesday, March 16,1999 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. She is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years John M. Davidson; daughter, Linda S. Davidson of Pine City, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Jamie Leonard of Pine City, NY; sister, Mildred Heyniger of NY; a host of very loving friends including Phyllis Sasenbury of Elmira, NY; and several cousins. Shirley was a life time member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. She was a loved and cherished wife and mother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY Friday, March 19, 1999, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 20, 1999 at the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave, Pine City, NY at 10:00 SM. The Rev. David Hays will officiate. Those wishing may make memorials in Shirley’s name to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Interment in the Webb Mills Cemetery at the families convenience.

BRIMMER, SCOTT W.
Firefighter-Paramedic, Elmira Fire Dept., Age 37, of Southport, NY, died on Saturday morning, April 3, 2004 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.  Friends may call at the Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 7, from 2 pm until 6 pm.  Funeral services will be held at Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave, Pine City, NY on Thursday, April 8 at 1 pm.  Pastor Patrick Haley officiating.  Interment will follow in Webb Mills Cemetery, Webb Mills, NY.  Flowers are welcomed, or those wishing may make memorials to the Elmira Firefighters Association Equipment Fund, c/o Elmira Fire Dept., 101-109 W. Second St., Elmira, NY 14901 or Station 4 Historical Society, c/o Jeffrey C. Burger, PO Box 103, Elmira, NY 14902.  Scott is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Brimmer of Southport, NY; stepsons, Joshua Michael Northrup and wife Erica of Wayne, NY, Tyler R Frederick of Southport, NY; loving parents, Donald and Rebecca Brimmer of Webb Mills, NY; sister Theresa Vanstrander of Elmira, NY; nieces, Megan Scott and Jessica Scott; nephew Donny Vanstrander; fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law Lyman and Joyce Storm of Wayne, NY and William and Susan Orr of Tyrone, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law William Jr. and Sandra Orr, Paul and Misty Orr, all of Wayne, NY, and Andrew and Sue Anne Jackson of Kansas;  Grandparents Beatrice and John Yasenchak of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Scott was a graduate of Southside High School in 1984, a US Navy veteran and at the age of 16, became a member of the Webb Mills  Volunteer Fire Department.  At the age of 20, he became a member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department.  For the last eight years, Scott was a Firefighter-Paramedic for the Elmira Fire Department.  He also joined the Schuyler Volunteer Ambulance Association in 2000.  Scott was dedicated to helping other people.  Scott’s dedicated service to the Elmira Fire Department and the Medical Service will be greatly missed.(ESG)

BRITENBAKER, -ALMA BAKER
Alma Baker, Age 75, of Manchester Road, Pine City, NY, Wednesday, November 18, 1970. Friends may call at the Holly Keck Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  The Rev. Charles H. Sawyer.  Funeral in Webb Mills Methodist Church, Saturday at 2 pm.  Burial Webb Mills Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Webb Mills Methodist Church Building Fund.  Survived by husband Mahion G Baker; two daughters Mrs. Charles (Stella) Edsall of Hilton, NY, Mrs. George (Barbara) Kulago of Elmira; two sons M. George Baker of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Norman Baker of Fisherville, NY; brother Frances Brittenbaker of Erin, NY; two sisters Mrs. Bernice Woodford of Long Lake, NY, Mrs. Ray Nichols of Elmira; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Baker was a member of Webb Mills Methodist Church.   (ESG)

BUCHANAN - COOK, MRS. CLARA B. (BUCHANAN)
82 of 108 E. Henry St., formerly of Pine City, Thursday, Sept. 8, 1960.  She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.  Survived by sons, Fred W., Albert and John H. Jr., of Elmira, Jesse and Walter Cook of Pine City; daughters, Mrs. Oscar Anderson, Mrs. George L. Collum Sr.,, Mrs. Stanley Makovitch and Miss Clara (Babe) Cook, all of Elmira; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Ella Walker of Elmira.  Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home.  Calling hours ; today; 7-9 pm Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm . Funeral there Saturday at 2 pm. The Rev. Charles Gustafson.  Webb Mills Cemetery.

COOK JOAN M. "JONI" COOKLIN
Joan M. "Joni", Age 65, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at her home. She was born October 2, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Walter and Rita (Tigue) Cook. Her mother, Rita predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved father, Walter; brother, Bill (Sue) Cook; loving children, Christine (Mike) Terpstra, Suzanne Cooklin and Eric (Wendy) Woodyard; much loved grandchildren, Nicole (Javier) Medina, Justin (Jessica) Greene, Brandon Cooklin and Brittany Toffan; adored great-grandchildren, Lilli Doty and Trevor Greene; loving and devoted "aunt" Mary Stone. Joan was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was an employee of Bethany Village, was dedicated to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Horseheads American Legion Bentley Trumble Post. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2007, in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Jeff Tunnicliff will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in the Webb Mills Cemetery.   LODGE NOTICE - Officers and members of the Horseheads American Legion Bentley Trumble Post will meet at the Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our dear departed sister. Signed, Mary Richardson Chaplin   Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/1/2007 - 10/2/2007.

COOK, JESSE H.
Age 87, life long resident of Pine City, NY, died, Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home. On Friday March 7, 2003 from 4 to 6 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be there Friday at 6 pm with the Rev. Horace Stoddard officiating.  Interment will be in Webb Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make memorials to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871The family would like to extend a special thank you to the skilled nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for the wonderful care given to Jesse during his stay.    (ESG)

COOK, JOHN H.
72, of Pine City, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1946.  Survived by wife, Clara B; daughters, Mrs. Oscar J. Anderson of Pine City, Mrs. George Collum of Elmira, Miss Babe Cook, Miss Mary E. Cook of Pine City; sons, Fred, John H. Jr., Jim of Elmira, Albert, Bill, Jesse of Pine City; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother, Aaron of Elmira; two half-sisters, several nieces and nephews.  The body is at Holly Funeral Home.  (burial is in Webb Mills Cemetery)

 

DAVIS Clifford N. Davis

Lawrenceville, PA: Age 86, died on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Cliff was born in Sayre, PA, December 15th, 1926, the son of the late William H. and Anna (McAtee) Davis. Cliff is survived by his children: Mary (Edward) Springstead of Lowman, NY, Gary Davis of Millerton, PA, Toni Davis of Lowman, NY, Debra Hoishman of Tucson, AZ, Scott (Ela) Davis of Crestview, FL, Robert (Teri) Redder of Elmira, Perri Redder of NY, Wendi (Robert) Farr of Wellsboro along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; along with his daughter-in-law, Sheri Davis of SC. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Davis in August of this year and a son, Clifford R. Davis. Cliff was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He worked as an investigator for the Elmira Police Department for a lifetime. He was an avid bowler, and golfer who loved to fish and woodworking. He was a member of the Elmira American Legion Post #443. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday, November 8th, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 1:00PM. Graveside in Webb Mills Cemetery will be held privately with full military honors accorded.  Star Gazette – November 6, 2013   

 

ELWOOD Richard J.
Richard Joseph, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elwood, died Friday at the family home at Pine City, aged one year. The parents, two sisters and three brothers survive. The funeral was held yesterday at 2 p.m. at the family home in Pine City. Rev. J. P. Ripley officiated. Burial was in the Webb Mills cemetery.
Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY March 8 1914

 

FRAMPTON Gretchen L. Hunt

age 90 lifelong member of the Pine City community, died Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gretchen was born in Elmira on the 27th day of July in 1923, the daughter of the late James and Alice (Easton) Frampton. Surviving is her husband of 69 years Wallace R. Hunt of Pine City, her loving children; Kay "Buckey" (Alan) Goldstein of Berlin, NY, Donna "Reggie" (James) Sayles of Horseheads, NY, Gail "Stormy" (Craig) Bailey of Lima, NY, James "Sam" (Shirley) Hunt of Sarasota, FL, Danny "Boone" (Darlene) Hunt of Geneseo, NY, Stephen "Jiggs" (Karen) Hunt of Matthews, NC; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren along with sisters-in-law; Winnie Frampton of Pine City, Lorraine Hunt of PA and brother-in-law; Dan Mitchell of Port Orchard, WA. In addition to her parents, Gretchen was predeceased by her great grandson Parker William Sayles and all five of her siblings. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral services celebrating Gretchen's life will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY. Graveside services will follow in the Webb Mills Cemetery. Reverend Betty Bement will officiate. Gretchen was best known as a very caring and sweet lady, loving wife, and mother, who loved to knit. She was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Daughters of the Nile. She was proud to sew and knit different items to benefit the children at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center; The victims at the Center for Domestic Abuse, and the veterans of the local Veteran's Hospitals. In lieu of flowers, those wishing please make memorial donations in Gretchen L. Hunt's name to the Memorial Fund, of the Webb Mills Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871.  Star Gazette – November 20, 2013

 

GAY - SHARMAN, Frances May
Of Pine City, NY - Was born May 13, 1915 in Avoca, NY, the daughter of the late Fred and Sarah (Cobb) Gay, died peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 94. Her loving husband, Harry Walter Sharman; and beloved nephews, Edward Dailey and Glen Washburn, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Ruth A. Sharman of Pine City, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Frances was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed her flowers. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Friday, May 14, 2010, in the Webb Mills Cemetery, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave., Webb Mills, NY at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Fred Edminster will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 12, 2010

GOODWIN - Oliver N. Goodwin - Oliver N.Goodwin, a lifelong resident of Pine City, died Sunday morning aged seventy-seven years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Webb Mills fifty years and a superintendent of its Sunday school for a long period. Last year Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. Mr. Goodwin is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Wilkins of Geneva; a son, W.W. Goodwin of Elmira; a brother Samuel G. Goodwin of Millerton, Pa.; a sister Mrs. Rufus Longwell f Sealey Creek. The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms until Wednesday morning, when they will be removed to the home of his son, W.W. Goodwin, 982 Laurel Street. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Webb Mills church at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Samuel S. Sanford and the Rev. L.A. Gulles will officiate. Burial in the Webb Mills cemetery.

SAMUEL L. GOODWIN, 78 of Millerton, Pa., died Friday October 23, 1936 at 7:15 p.m.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary M. Goodwin, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie M. Updyke; two sons, Raymond S. and Oliver S. Goodwin, all of Millerton, Pa.  Mr. Goodwin was a member of the ME Church of Jackson Center, Pa.  Funeral in the family home at Millerton, Monday at 2 p.m.  Webb Mills Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1936

GOODWIN W. W.
Death of W.W. Goodwin - Well Known as a Former Resident of Tioga, and Steuben Counties. William Goodwin died last Sunday afternoon at the hom of his daughter in Pine City. He was eighty-seven years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Brace Goodwin; two sons, Oliver N., of Pine City; Samuel T., of Jackson Summit, and one daughter, Mrs. R. P. Longwell of Pine City; also by eight grandchildren. Mr. Goodwin was born in Livingston County in the town of Livonia, October 10, 1818. At the age of eleven years he moved to Tioga county with his parents. When twenty-five years of age he married Miss Irena Brace, also of Tioga county. After their marriage they moved to Steuben county where Mr. Goodwin was overseer of a large sawmill for nine years. Susequently the moved back to Rutland, Tioga county, purchased a farm and cleared the land. In 1875 Mr. Goodwin removed to Pine City, N. Y., where he spent the remainder of his life. In the winter of 1870 he joined the M. E. church and was a class leader and official member for many years. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Webb Mills M. E. church, Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment was in the Webb Mills cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY Undated - abt. Nov 1905 from advertisement on page) Note - Wife's name is typed how it is in the article, Irene and Irena

GOSPER Miss Julia E.
Miss Julia E. Gosper died Wednesday nith at 9 o'clock at the home of her brother, Fred E. Gosper, on the Bird Creek road, near Webb's Mills, aged sixty-four years. She is survived by twp brothers, George E. and Fred E. Gosper of the town of Southport, and two sisters, Mrs.William Brewer and Mrs. Francis Tressler, both of the town of Southport. The funeral was held at the home yesterday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Henry of Pine City officiated. BUrial was in Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY August 20, 1916

HARRIS DIANE S. BAHR
Diane S. A long time resident of the Pine City community died peacefully Wednesday January 17, 2007 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 68. Born on August 8, 1938 in Sayre, PA. A daughter to the late Robert & Guenevere Warren Harris. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul Bahr of 45 years, their children, Susan (Ken) Hollenbach, PA; and Kevin Bahr, Pine City; grandchildren, Laura, Kelsey and Caleb Hollenbach; a sister, Joann (Dick) Hall, GA; a brother, Thomas Harris of Elmira; Diane loved polka dancing with her husband, boating and water skiing. She cherished time spent with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Diane was predeceased by her grandmother, Florence Warren with who she was especially close. With great determination, She was employed by Sprague Insurance Office of Corning as an Administrative Assistant. Diane faced many physical obstacles in the last ten years. Her drive, determination and true strength will never be forgotten. She survived two liver transplants and requested that memorials be directed to the American Liver Foundation, 30 Sunrise Terrace, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 in her memory. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday afternoon, January 20, 2007 between the hours of 2 –4 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation time at 4:15 p.m. Her ashes will be interred in Webb Mills Cemetery, NY at her families convenience. Diane's family wishes to thank all the many friends, physicians and health care professionals who not only helped her but also our entire family deal with the loss of a lady we loved so very much. May God Bless Each of You.

HAVENS DARIUS A.
Darius A. Havens died at his home in Elmira heights, NY., on Friday evening, aged 90.  Burial was in the cemetery at Webbs Mills on Sunday, following services at the home.  There survive, three daughters—Mrs. Joseph Vickers, of Mansfield; Mrs. Marietta Judson, of Webbs Mills; Mrs. Smith French, of Mosherville, and one brother, Thomas Havens, of Troy.  Mr. Havens was formerly a farmer at Mosherville.

 

HELM, Emma Garrison – Emma Helm, widow of the late F.J. Garrison, of Jackson Center, died suddenly at her home at Seely Creek Sunday morning, aged about 70 years.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. John Darrow officiating.   Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919.

 

HORTON, Emeline- MRS. O.M. GOODWIN:
 Mrs. O.M. Goodwin, 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.G. Wilkins in Geneva, NY Monday night at 10 o’clock.  She is survived by Mrs. Wilkins; a son, William W. Goodwin of Elmira; a brother, Jefferson Horton of Spencer, and three grandchildren. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone

HORTON, Emeline -  GOODWIN,  MRS. O.M. :
A prayer service for Mrs. O.M. Goodwin will be held at the home of Mrs. E.G. Wilkins in Geneva Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock.  The funeral will be held at the Webb Mills M.E. Church Thursday afternnon at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. Howard Bacon will officiate. Burial at the Webb Mills Cemetery. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley, stone says Emeline M. Goodwin  1851-1926)

HUDSON George K. (W2BHZ) Life long resident of Seeley Creek, NY Age 91, formerly of Sagetown Road, Pine City, NY, died on Friday, November 19, 2004, peacefully at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. He was born May 5, 1913 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Samuel and Harriet (Robbins) Hudson. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy Hudson; and dearly loved son, Stewart Hudson. He is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Janis and David Messing of Pine City, NY; loved grandson, Joshua Messing, also of Pine City, NY; special friend, Mary Pounds of Elmira, NY. George retired from Westinghouse Inc., after several years of faithful and dedicated service in the electrical maintenance department. He was an Amateur Ham Radio Operator since the age of 15, when he received his license. George also helped many others receive their ham radio licensing.  He was a lifetime member of the Antique Wireless Association. A man of many interests and multi-talented, George did everything for himself and had an inventive way about himself. He also had a deep love for his trains. At his request, all services will be held privately. Interment will take place in the Webb Mills Cemetery, Webb Mills, NY, at the convenience of his family. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in his memory. The family of George would like to express their sincere gratitude and love to George's extended family, the entire staff at Elcor Health Services, for the outstanding care and kindness given to Mr. Messing throughout his stay with them. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

HUDSON, MISS MARTHA E.:
Miss Martha Eloise Hudson died at 1 am Wednesday at the family home in Seeley Creek.  Miss Hudson spent a number of years as teacher in the Elmira schools.  She is survived by two sisters, Ida E. and Mary e; a brother, Samuel Hudson.  Owing to illness in the family, the service will be held privately at the home at 2 pm. Saturday.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;  from the stone  b. Jan 10, 1862 d. Mar 20 1929).

INGALLS, DARIUS E.:
Darius E. Ingalls died this morning at 5:30 o’clock at the family home at Webb Mills, aged eighty-nine years.  The decedent was a millwright by occupation and had resided at Webb Mills over a half century.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 am at the Webb Mills Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. F.G. Andrus to officiate.  Burial will be in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;  from the stone b. 1823  d. 1913)

JONES Frank P.
Frank P. Jones died early Friday morning unexpectedly at the family home at Seeley Creek, aged sixty-eight years. Mr. Jones apprently was in good health when he retired Thursday night. It is believed that he suffered a paralytic stroke. Mr. Jones was the son of Finlay M. Jones and Sara Jones. His grandfather was Philo Jones, who was one of the pioneer settlers of this valley. He was unmarried and is survived by two brothers, Grant H. Jones, of Buffalo and Matthew Carpenter Jones, of New York. The late Fred M. Jones of this city, also was a brother. Several nieces survive and D. Floyd H. Jones, of this city, is a nephew of the deceased. Mr. Jones, who had always resided in Seeley Creek, was born directly across the way from the house in which he died. For a number of years he represented the town of Southport as a supervisor. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. The Rev. A. G. Cornwell, pastor of The Park Church, of this city will officiate. Interment in Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY January 30, 1921

JONES Laura
At 12”30 o’clock on Thursday morning of last week occurred the death of Miss Laura J. Jones at her home at Seeley Creek. The deceased was sixty- eight years of age and together with her sister, Miss Julia Jones, had been a life-long resident at the old homestead. Miss Jones was a thorough consistent Christian woman, whose many truly good character traits made for her an endless number of friends. Beside her sister, two brothers, Finley M. and Philo Jones both of Seeley Creek, and several nephews and nieces survive her. The funeral was held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Dr. Huff of Pine City officiated. Interment was in the Webb Mills Cemetery. A correspondent writes us: “ The sisters and brothers have lived in the closest companionship from childhood up to old age, and so near that the street only divided their homes. At the funeral Mrs. Harry Holliday, of Elmira, sang sweetly two selections. The house was filled with sorrowing friends, and the casket, covered with beautiful flowers,

 KNAPP – MRS. MARTHA K. MILLER:
Mrs. Martha K. Miller, a lifelong resident of Seeley Creek, died this morning at 6 o’clock in this city, aged seventy-one year.  She is survived by her daughter Mrs. E.E. Van Curen of Pine City; a son, W.K. Miller of Buffalo; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of Syracuse; also five grandchildren.  Because of illness in the family, the remains will be kept at the Harrington undertaking rooms, where friends of the family may call.  The funeral will be held at the Webb Mills Church Friday afternoon.  The Rev. C.E. Ferguson to officiate. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; buried in Webb Mills Cemetery; from the stone
b. 1841  d. 1913).

KNIGHT Benjamin P.
Benjamin P. Knight, a former resident of Elmira Heights, died last Sunday night at Binghampton after and extended illness. The remains were removed to Elmira to the Harrington undertaking rooms where a private funeral was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. M. E. Bowman of Elmira Heights officiated. The decendent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Amanda L. Knight and Mrs. C. F. Palmer, both of Elmira Heights and a brother, George H., Caton. Burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY December 19, 1915

KNIGHT Benjamin
Benjamin Knight died Sunday, No. 224 Birchwood avenue, after extended illness. he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Palmer, Elmira Heights, and Miss Amanda Knight, at home, two sons, George, Caton Center, and Benjamin, of Binghamton, sister sisters, Mrs. C.E. Brewer of this city. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday morning. The Rev M.E. Bowman officiated. Interment was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.
Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY July 4 1915

KRESS, MRS. CHARLES TANNER:
Mrs. Jessie Kress Tanner of 606 East Church St. died Sunday afternoon aged fifty-five years.  She is survived by her husband, Charles Tanner; a daughter, Mrs. Miner Cook of Rutland, Pa; a brother, Anthony Kress of Syracuse.  The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms, Wednesday at 1:30 o’clock.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Kindly omit flowers. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; no dates)

LEWIS - MRS. G. W. MOSHIER
Mrs. Mary Lewis Moshier died last night at 7:45 o’clock at the family home at Seeley Creek, aged seventy-three years. The decedent had resided at Seeley Creek many years and had been in ill health since last September, at which time she suffered a paralytic seizure. Mrs. Moshier is survived by her husband, G. W. Moshier, three sons, B. F. and D. F. Moshier of Elmira and c. C. Moshier of Seeley Creeks, also nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held Sunday with a prayer service at the family home at 12:30 M., and the funeral in the Webb Mills Methodist Episcopal Church at 1 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Howard will officiate and the burial will be in the Webb Mils Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 14, 1915)

JOSEPH LISKOVEC a former resident of Pine City for 17 years until 1930 died Saturday, May 7, 1938 at Garwood, N.J.  He removed from Pine City in 1930.  Mr. Liskovec is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Paige of Elmira; four sons, Charles and Alfred of Elmira, Leo and Randolph of Garwood, N.J.; a step-son, George Proehazka of Garwood, N.J.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles Noravec of New York City.  Funeral Tuesday, May 10 at Garwood, N.J.  Cremation followed.  The ashes will be place in the Webbs Mills Cemetery at a later date.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1938

LYON Ludlow L.
Ludlow L. Lyon died Monday morning at 2 o'clock at the family home, No. 763 East Washington Ave, at the age of sixty-seven years. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Flynn and four sons, Charles H. Edwin T., George W. and Albert A. Lyon, all of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Albert Ashdown of Seeley Creek, and a brother, George W. Lyon of Newark, N. H. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday age 2 p.m. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY April 1 1917

LYONS - ASHDOWN, MRS. CHARLOTTE
Mrs. Charlotte A. Ashdown, widow of Albert W. Ashdown died at the family home in Seeley Creek, Sunday Morning at 6 o’clock, aged eighty-four years.  Mrs. Ashdown was born in 1840, near her late residence, and was married in 1860 and was one of the best known and most beloved woman in that locality.  She is survived by two sons, Grant L. of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Bert W. of Seeley Creek, and seven grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at the family home, Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Burrows, of Pine City, officiating.  Burial in Webb Mills Cemetery. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone b. 1840  d. 1924).

 

MANCHESTER Richard Harry "Butch" Manchester 

Age 71 of Wellsburg, NY died very unexpectedly at home October 11, 2012 with his loving wife Carol by his side. Butch was born in Elmira, May 2nd, 1941. He was the son of the late Richard F. and Evelyn (Besanceney) Manchester. In addition to his wife of 46 years Carol, he is survived by his two beloved children, Scott (April Helmicki) Manchester of Alden, NY and Kelli (Rob Steppe) Lowmiller of Nisbet, PA; The grandchildren he adored, Trevor Lowmiller, Addison Manchester; step-grandchildren, Aurianna Lowmiller, Aiden Lowmiller; brother, Danny Manchester (Mickey Mallory) of Pine City; mother-in-law, Norma Ellis of Springhill, FL and several nieces and nephews; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Theresa Ellis of Springhill, FL; daughter-in-law, Barbara Manchester of Palm Harbor, FL and son-in-law, Rex Lowmiller of Nisbet, PA; along with his mother and father, Butch is also predeceased by his brother, Thomas Manchester. He was a retired employee of Dalrymple Sand and Gravel with over 40 years of service and was a dedicated and honorable employee at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. for many years and a lifelong member and trustee of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. He was an Air Force veteran and a lifelong Masonic brother of the Union-Cooley Masonic Lodge #95. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 AM. Lay pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Webb Mills Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church or to Breast Cancer Research.      Star Gazette – October 13, 2012

 

McWHORTER, David, (SRGP 14347) David McWhorter, one of the oldest residents of Chemung county, died this morning at 12:30 o’clock at the family home at Seeley Creek, near Webb Mills, after an illness of about two days. The decedent was born in Sussex county, N.J., ninety-one years ago last January 24th. He was a son of Samuel and Sarah McWhorter, and his grandparents were of Scotch parentage. Mr. McWhorter drove to Elmira in 1845 and purchased the farm where he had resided 72 years. The farm was a part of a tract of land owned by a man named Lawrence, from whom Mr. McWhorter purchased his farm at a cost of a “six pence” an acre. He cleared the land, about 300 acres in all, and erected a log house in which he was married in 1848 to Miss Hulda Mosher, who died about six years ago. Seven children were born to them, four of whom are now living, Mrs. Elizabeth Pellet, of Webb Mills, Mrs. J. H. Cadoo of Elmira, and the Misses Nellie and Minnie McWhorter, who reside at the home; also nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral wi

McWHORTER - (SRGP 16060) Miss Florence A. McWhorter of 771 Southport St., died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Apr.19, 1938, in New Smyrna, Fla. She leaves a sister, Mrs. C. R. Straight of Elmira; two brothers, Vernet E. of Mosherville and Miles H. of Pine City; also several nieces and nephews. The body will arrive in Elmira Friday at 4:45 a.m. and will be removed to the Wilson funeral home, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. I. J. Shafer, Webb Mills Cemetery.

McWHORTER  -Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pellet, 92, Pine City, RD 1. Friday, Jan. 29,. 1943. Survived by Miss Minnie B. McWhorter, Pine City, sister; Mrs. Edith Samuel, Elmira, Mrs. William Snyder, Elmira, step-daughters; several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Holly Funeral Home and was taken to the family home, Bird Creek Rd., Saturday morning where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. L. M. Blackner. Burial in Webb Mills Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

McWHORTER (SRGP 37137) Samuel McWhorter died this morning at 3:30 o’clock at the family home, 406 Roe avenue aged sixty-one years. He was a native of Webb Mills, where he had resided the greater part of his life except for his residence a few years past in the city. The decedent is survived by his widow, two daughters, Miss Edna L. McWhorter at home and Mrs. Arthur Heller of Newark, N.J. two sons, Melvin M. of Elmira and David of Portsmouth, Va.; his aged father David McWhorter of Webb Mills; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pellett of Webb Mills; Mrs. James Cadoo of Elmira and the Misses Nellie and Minnie McWhorter of Webb Mills; two grandchildren, Bernard and Chester McWhorter. The funeral will be held at the home, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Mr. Henry of Pine City, to officiate. Burial in the Webb Mills cemetery. (handwritten on article – died April 28, 1916 – buried May 1, 1916)

McWHORTER Samuel J. (SRGP 37137)
Samuel J. McWhorter died Friday morning at 3:30 o'clock at the family home, No. 406 Roe avenue, aged sixty-one years. He was a native of Webb Mills, where he had resided the greater part of his life except for  a few years past in this city. The decedent is survived by his widow, two daughter, Miss Edna L. McWhorter, at thome and Mrs. Arthur Heller, of Newark, N. Y.; two sons, Melvin M., of Elmira, and David of Portsmouth, Va., a United States navy radio gunner; his aged father, David McWhorter, of Webb Mills; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pellet, of Webb Mills; Mrs. Jamse Cadoo, of Elmira, and the Misses Nellie and Minnie McWhorter of Webb Mills; two grandchildren, Bernard and Chester McWhorter. The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Rev. Mr. Henry of Pine City to officiate. Burial in the Webb Mills cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY April 30, 1916

McWHORTER, SAMUEL J.: (SRGP 37137)
The funeral of Samuel J. McWhorter will be held Monday at 2 pm at the family home, 406 Roe Ave.  The Rev. Mr. Henry of the Pine City Baptist Church to officiate.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery. ( from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone  b. 1855  d. 1916)

MILLER - MRS. ELMER VAN CUREN - Mrs. Nina Van Curen died Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home in Pine City, aged fifty-three years. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Van Curen; a daughter, Miss Mary E.; four sons, James M., Tracey L., William F., and Harry B., and a brother, William K. Miller of Buffalo. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Rev. I. P. Ripley will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article Oct 19 1912)

MISNER, MELVIN M. :
Melvin M. Misner died Saturday at Worcester, Mass., aged seventy-three Years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Augusta McWhorter of Elmira.  The remains will arrive in Elmira, over the Erie Railroad Tuesday at 8 am and will be removed to the Harrington undertaking rooms.  The funeral will be held at that place.  Tuesday at 2 pm. The Rev. C.G. McConnell to officiate.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery. ( from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone b.1851 d.1924).

ROY KENNETH MONKS Roy Kenneth, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Monks of Pine City, died Wednesday morning. The funeral was held at the family home this afternoon and was private. The Rev. I. P. Ripley officiated and burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb 19, 1913)

MORGAN - MRS. BETSEY S. FRAZIER Mrs. Betsey S. Frazier died this morning at 1 o’clock at the family home near Webb Mills, aged sixty-five years. She is survived by her husband, James Frazier; a son, James B. and a brother, Charles E. Morgan of Woodhull. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Webb Mills Methodist Church, and burial will be in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 17, 1917)

MORGAN Betsey S Frazier - Mrs. Betsey S. Frazier
Mrs. Betsey S. Frazier died Saturday morning at 1 o'clock at the family home near Webb Mills, aged sixty-five years. She is survived by her husband, James Frazier; a son James B., and a brother, Charles B. Morgan of Woodhull. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Webb Mills Methodist church and burial will be in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY February 18, 1917

OLDROYD, MISS BERTHA:
Miss Bertha Oldroyd died last Thursday morning at one o’clock, aged twenty-five years, eleven months and two days.  She had been ill for nearly two years with Bright’s disease, heart difficulties, dropsy and a complication of many other diseases.  She bore her sufferings bravely and uncomplainingly and with true Christian fortitude and when the end came, was ready and willing to go.  She fully realized the end was near and bade her parents, sister and brother an affectionate good bye, as well as the sorrowing friends around her.  She spoke kindly of everybody, mentioning herself last.  She has gone to her reward.  She very kindly and pathetically implored of her father and mother to always be good to her only sister and brother as they had been to her, then begging her father not to leave her, she passed peacefully away in his arms.  The deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Mason Oldroyd, one sister, Miss Belle and one brother, Walter Fay Oldroyd, beside a legion of sympathetic friends to morn her early demise.  Her brother and sister both being confined to their respective beds with scarlet fever made the occasion doubly sad.  The deceased was united by baptism in the Baptist Church at Fassett, about seven years ago and has always lived a devoted Christian life.  It can be truthfully said that she never had an enemy on earth, for to know her was to love her.  The funeral services, which were in accord with the teachings of the Baptist Church at Fassett, were conducted at the family residence at 12 pm Saturday.  Rev. J.W. Roberts of Elmira officiated and in a solemn and impressive manner paid a glowing tribute to the many Christian virtues and sterling qualities of the deceased.  The singing was also very impressive from the Fassett choir.  The beautiful casket was literlly buried beneath the bank of lovely flowers.  Funeral director Monroe Miller of Millerton had charge.  The pall bearers were; Messrs John Curren, Earl Congdon, William Eaton, Lynn Congdon, Robert Brown and Ray Congdon, all young friends of the deceased.  The remains were tenderly laid at rest in the cemetery at Webb Mills, sister her sister and brother who proceded her to her reward.  Mr. & Mrs. Mason Oldroyd request the writer to thank their many friends and neighbors through the Advocate for the many acts of assistance and kindness during the illness and death of their daughter.   (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;  from the stone Bertha D. b.Apr 24, 1877 and d. Mar 26, 1903; brothers & sisters listed: David H Oldroyd 1883-1884 10m 5d; Gusta May Oldroyd 1875-1883 8y 7m 18d; Vina A. Oldroyd ;1880-1883 3y 6m 10d)

Millerton, Pa., March 28—Miss Bertha Oldroyd, whose illness has been noted from time to time in our items, died at her home, Thursday, March 26. Miss Oldroyd was twenty-five years of age. She leaves besides her parents many friends who will mourn her loss. The funeral was held today at 12 o’clock at the home; burial in Webb Mills Cemetery. Monroe Miller officiated. (handwritten on article Mar 26, 1902)

The funeral of Miss Bertha Oldroyd, who died at her, at Gillets, Pa., Thursday, was held yesterday afternoons. Rev. J. W. Roberts of Elmira officiating. Interment was made in the Webb Mills cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 25 )

FUNERAL AT GILLETTS The funeral of Miss Bertha Oldroyd, who died at her home, at Gilletts, Pa., Thursday was held this afternoon, Rev. J. W. Roberts of Elmira, officiating. Interment was made in the Webb Mills Cemetery.

OLDROYD, MASON  (SRGP 14730)
 Mason Oldroyd died recently at the family home in Wells township, Bradford county.  He is survived by his widow, one son, one daughter, and three brothers, Terrence, of Wells; Judson of Roseville; Henry, of Elmira, NY., and two sisters, Mrs. Hendrick Brewer, of Wells, and Mrs. Menzo Avery, of Elmira.

ORME - Clifton P. "Clif", died at his Pine City home following an illness on Tuesday afternoon, April 7, 2009 in the care of his loving family and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 79.  died at his Pine City home following an illness on Tuesday afternoon, April 7, 2009 in the care of his loving family and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 79.  Born on February 5, 1930 in Olean, NY, Clif was the son of Clifton N. & Mable G. Rose Orme. He married Joycelynn Rosekrans on October 11, 1953. A hardworking man, Clif was employed by Local 281 Carpenters Union of Horseheads. An outdoorsmen he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was well known at the Mark Twain Golf Course where he was employed in later years. In serving his country, Cliff was in the United States Army as a paratrooper. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Joycelynn Orme, Pine City; their sons, Gregory P. (Dawn) Orme, Pine City; and Rodney A. Orme, Ithaca; two grandchildren, Jessica M.E. Orme and Kevin P. Orme; sister, Joyce Hay, France; brother, the Reverend A. Dan Orme, Athens, GA; nieces, nephews and family friends. Clif was a grandfather figure to many children in the community.  Private funeral services took place on Friday and Mr. Orme was buried in Webbs Mills Cemetery where full military honors were accorded. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in his memory.

PARMENTER - MRS. FREDERICKGOSPER:
Mrs. Belle Gosper of Pine City died at noon today.  She is survived by her husband, Frederick Gosper and a daughter, Mrs. Fay Morrell of Pine City; four brothers, Stephen L. Parmenter of Pine City, Lafayette, Allen and John Parmenter of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Quackenbush, Mrs. Lillian Baker and Mrs. Jennie Stevens, all of corning; five grandchildren. The remains will repose in the Davis undertaking rooms until Monday morning when they will be removed to the family home at Pine City.  Funeral at 2 pm Monday.  The Rev. L.A. Guiles of Millerton, Pa will officiate.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley)(from the stone Belle Gosper b. 1862 d. 1925

SHAFER John H.
Of Wellsburg, NY was born December 6, 1947 in Elmira, NY, the son of Harold and Frances (Crum) Shafer, died
very unexpectedly on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at his home. His father-in-law, Calvin Daugherty and brother-in-law, Roger Sterling predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Corinne; son, Michael of Elmira; parents, Harold and Fran of Pine City, NY; mother-in-law, Anna Daugherty of Milan, PA; sisters, Sandy Sterling, Barbara Shafer; brother, Thomas (Susan) Shafer; along with five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and many friends. John was the owner of J & C Wholesale Co. in Elmira. He loved the outdoors and working on his land. He also loved animals, especially his beloved dog, "Buck". His family and friends will be gathering at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Thursday, April 22 at 11:00 am. The Reverend Michael Spencer will celebrate John's services. Interment will follow in the Webb Mills Cemetery, Webb Mills, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 20, 2010

SHAFFER Elizabeth A - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Weeks
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Weeks died Monday morning at 6 o'clock at 403 West Second Street. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray Nichols of Utica; Mrs. M. Ray Cowan of Elmira; a brother, Homer Shaffer of Texas; two sisters, Mrs Miles Kirkwall and Mrs. HAven Thompson of East Liverpool, O. The body reposes in the Wilson funeral home and will be removed this afternoon to the home of Mrs. M.R. Cowan, 738 West First Street, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev D. W. Baylis will officiate. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Elmira Star-Gazzette, Elmira, NY Tuesday, February 19, 1920

SHAFFER - WEEKS - Mrs. Elizabeth A.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Weeks, late of 403 West Second Street was held at the home of Mrs. M. R. Cowan, 738 West First Street, today age 3 p.m. Burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Elmira Star-Gazzette, Elmira, NY Wednesday, February 20, 1929

Harry W. Sharman, age 76, of Kinner Hill Road, Pine City, NY; Wednesday Nov. 19, 1980. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Penna. Ave. Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at the conclusion of calling hours Thur. Evening. Interment, Webb Mills cemetery. Survived by wife Frances (Gay) Sharman, daughter Ruth Ann Sharman at home; sister Harriett Benedict of Warsaw, NY; brothers Fred Sharman of Castle, NY; and Shadrick Sharman of Addison, NY; Harry was a retired town of Southport employee.

SHERMAN Minor E.
Minor E. Sherman, aged seventy-one years was found dead at 9 o'clock Wednesday Morning in the barn at his nephew's home, at Pine City. The body was discovered by his nephew, Allen F. Sherman. It is thought the man died of natural causes, as he was subject to epilepsy, although the nephew said he may have suffocated, as when he discovered the body it lay face downward in the cow stable, with the head buried in the bedding. At 7 o'clock Wednesday morning Mr. Sherman appeared to be in his usual health which has been poor of late, but he was not complaining. Allen Sherman went up on the hill vack of the farm to look after some stock, and returned at 9 o'clock. He was looking around for the aged man and was startled to find him laying in the cow stable. He picked him up and carried him out to the barn floor, but he was beyond all aid. Mr. Sherman had ben subject to epileptic fits since he was eighteen years old and of late had been having them quite frequently. The attending physician told the family some time ago that the aged man was liable to have a stroke and die at any time, so they were more or less prepared for the end. Coroner Hammond was called and decided that the mane's death was due to natural causes. Mr. Sherman had spent practically his entired lifetime in Pine City and was known by all the farmer of the surrounding country. The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Pine City Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Charles Henry officiated. Burual was in Webb Mill Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY May 14, 1916

SMITH, MISS ANNA:
Miss Anna Smith of Wells, Pa died Friday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock.  She was sixty-one years of age.  She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Eaton and Mrs. John Balmer, both of Pine City; and Mrs. S.T. Goodwin and Mrs. Emma Criss, both of Millerton, Pa; and one brother, John Smith of Pine City.  The funeral will be held at family home on the Bird Creek Road Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.  Burial will be in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  The Rev. Mr. Burroughs of Pine City Will Officiate.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;  stone
1863 – 1924)

SMITH - Sylvester Smith  Sylvester Smith, aged seventy five years, died at his home, 152 West Fourth Street, this morning.  Three daughters and one son survive: Helen, Mrs. Elizabeth Lovell of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Smith of Pine City and William Smith of this city, one sister Mrs. Lorgan of South Tacoma, Wash. and one brother Charles, residing in Michigan.

Burial at Webb's Mills  Sylvester Smith, seventy-five years of age,died at No. 152 West Fourth Street, Monday Morning.  Three daughters and one son survive: Helen, Mrs. Elizabeth Lovell of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Smith of Pine City, and William Smith of this city; one sister Mrs. Lorgan of South Tacoma, Wash., and one brother Charles residing in Michigan.  The funeral services were held at Webb's Mills Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. Eli Pittman officiating.  Burial in Webb's Mills cemetery.

STERLING Gerald O.
Age 86, of Pine City, NY, died on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife of 66½ years, Mary Tickner Sterling; daughter, Sandra (David) Cary of Tennessee; sons, Robert (Sue) Sterling of Pine City, NY, Kenneth (Gloria) Sterling of Millport, NY; daughter in-law, Sandra Sterling of Pine City; brother-in-law, James (Sharon) Savino of Montour Falls, NY; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Farmer, Pine City; brother, John (Phyllis) Sterling of Pine City, NY; sister-in-law, Norma Tickner of Wellsboro, PA; uncle, William Avery, Ulster, PA; also several nieces and nephews. His son, Roger Gerald Sterling; and daughter, Roxanne Savino predeceased Gerald. Gerald was a member of Pennsylvania Baptist Men's Fellowship. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad. He went to work for the Town of Southport Highway Department also retiring from there after many years of service. Gerald enjoyed wood crafting, hunting, fishing and doing backhoe work, but what he truly enjoyed was driving the children around on the train at the Fair Shake Ice Cream Parlor in Pine City. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, August 31, 2008, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Interment will take place in Webb Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/29/2008

STERLING, Roger G. Sr. (SRGP 42725)
“Big Roger” Co-founder of the Fair Shake Ice Cream Parlor in Pine City, NY.
Age 57, very unexpectedly Sunday evening, December 24, 2000 at home in High Springs, Florida. The beloved son of Gerald and Mary Tickner and Sterling of Pine City. Roger was born in Elmira on September 4, 1953. Surviving him are his loving and caring wife of 35 years, Sandra; his three wonderful children, Rhonda Carpenter of High Springs, Fl, Regina Connelly of Katy, TX, Robert and Annette Sterling of Pine City; grandchildren, Lacey, Haley, Kasey, and Kyley Connelly, Kayla and Kenneth Carpenter, Morgan and Lane Sterling; parents, Gerald and Mary Sterling of Pine City; sisters, Sandra and David Carey of Sevierville, TN, Roxana and James Savino of Lindley, NY; brothers, Robert and Sue Sterling of Pine City, Kenneth and Gloria Sterling of Millport, NY; mother and father-in-law, Harold and Frances Shafer of Pine City; and a host of loving nieces and nephews and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY, on Friday, December 29, 2000 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral and  committal services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00Pm with Rev. Horace Stoddard officiating. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Webb Mills Cemetery. Roger was one of the most giving people in Southport. Since 1978, the Fair Shake has been the place in the Southport community where people go to meet and make their everyday troubles disappear. Roger and Sandy’s Fair Shake is a place that always puts a smile  on everyone’s face. From the free ice cream for the baseball teams, to the free home made train rides for the children, everything was for the community that Roger loved. For his support of the , Roger was given honorary membership in the Pine City and Southport Volunteer Fire Departments. He loved to fish everywhere, including Cedar Key and Horseshoe Beach in Florida, and he was always ready for a good card game. “ Big Roger” will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in his name to the St. Jude Children’s research Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Box 3704, Memphis, TN. 38105. The Fair Shake will reopen without delay the first Friday of April at high noon-please bring the children that Roger loved so much.

STERLING - SAVINO (SRGP 42727)
Roxana S. (Sterling) Barnes Age 56, of Lindley, NY, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, at home with her loving husband and son by her side. Roxana is the daughter of Gerald and Mary Tickner Sterling, born December 20th, 1949 in Elmira. Surviving is her husband of 31 years, James Savino; son, Frank at home; parents, Mary and Gerald Sterling; sister, Sandra (David) Kary of TN; brothers, Robert (Sue Anne) Sterling of Pine City; Ken (Gloria) Sterling of Pine Valley; sister-in-law, Sandy Sterling of Florida and Pine City; and several nieces and nephews; her daughter, Alexis Eileen Savino; and brother, Roger Sterling, predeceased Roxana. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, March 4, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Roxana's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3 p.m. The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Interment will take place in the Webb Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Roxana was a member of the Elmira Business And Professional Women's Club, and the founding Secretary of the Service Station Operators Assoc. of the Southern Tier, Inc., where she was also employed as Executive Director since 1974. Roxana was very proud to be the first women in the world to hold an executive management position in the Service Station Operators Assoc. She was very proud of the Powder Puff Trophy she won. At one time she was an avid softball player, she loved camping with her family, traveling, and NASCAR races. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Golden Wrench Award (Educational Award) or the Charles Kellogg Scholarship Award, c/o The Service Station Operators Assoc., 932 River Rd., Lindley, NY 14858-9754.

STERLING - LEVY, Roxie V.
Mrs. Roxie V. Levy, 41, of Pine City, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1938, at 7:30 a.m.  She is survived by her husband, Fred Levy of Pine City; a son, Lester; the mother, Mrs. John Sterling of Gillett, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie McWhorter of Gillett, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Newberry and Mrs. Winifred Avery of Mosherville; four brothers, Oakley Sterling of Pine City, Carl of Roseville, Pa., Millard and Arthur of Gillett.  A private prayer service will be held in the family home Friday, 9:454 a.m. and a public funeral service in the Webb Mills Church at 10 o’clock.  Rev. John Gardner.  Webb Mills Cemetery

STEWART, GEORGE W.:
George W. Stewart, of 410 ½ W. Fifth St., died this morning at 7 o’clock after an extended illness, aged 68 years.  He was a member of Seeley Creek Lodge I.O.O.F. and was well known to the members of the fraternity in Elmira.  He is survived by his widow, two brothers, Nathan of Alder Run, Pa, and Lyman of Millerton, Pa; also a sister, Mrs. O.B. Morrell of Jackson Summit, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the Davis undertaking room, Thursday at 2 pm.  The burial will be in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;  from the stone, b. 1847  d. 1915).

STORMS - Grant Storms, 75, of Pine City, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 1938 after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Pine City and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Pine City Baptist Church and Charles G. Fairman Lodge, IOOF. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Susan Smith of Pine City, and several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Holly funeral home. Funeral Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Rev. George G. Burroughs. Webb Mills Cemetery.

THE REV. JOHN VANKIRK died yesterday morning at 12:40 o’clock at the family home, 455 Mt. Zoar Street, aged seventy-two years.  Mr. VanKirk had been ill about one week.  He was ordained as an elder in the Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1871 and served pastorates at Sugar Run, Pa.; Farmington, Pa.; Monroeton, Pa.; New Albany, Pa.; Mainesburg, Pa., and Canton.  He resigned from the active ministry about twelve years ago because of ill health and settled on his farm near this city.  Mr. VanKirk married Miss Jennie F. Ferguson, of Wells, Pa., in 1863.  She died in 1903.  In 1905 Mr. VanKirk, was united in marriage to Mrs. Alma Ballard, who survives him.  He is also survived by a daughter, Miss Fannie E. VanKirk, of Elmira; a son, Alfred F. VanKirk, of Chicago; two brothers, Joseph J., of Elmira, and James L. of Washington, D.C., also five sisters:  Mrs. Adeline Wolfe, of Elmira; Mrs. Chauncey Campbell, of Elmira, Mrs. Dunning Kilgore, of Gillett, Pa., Mrs. Lydia Verneer, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Martha Mosher, of Sylvania, Pa.  A prayer service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. and the remains will be removed to the Webbs Mills Methodist Episcopal Church, where the funeral will be held at 3 p.m.  The Rev. S. F. Sanford, the district superintendent, will officiate and will be assisted by others of the clergy of Elmira district.  Burial will be in Webbs Mills Cemetery. (Died  September 11, 1911)  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY September 17, 1911

WARNER, BENNETT F.:
Bennett F. Warner died at his home in Wells, Pa., last Friday The funeral was held Sunday at 2 pm at the Webb Mills Church.  There was a good attendance, although the weather was bad.  Rev. J.W. Miller of Millerton, officiated; prayer by Rev. Ferguson of Webb Mills.  Deming Post was well represented; also the Relief Corps.  Mr. Ashdown spoke of Mr. Warner as a brave soldier, an honest, upright man, a comrade who was ever ready to divide the last piece of hard-tack or drop of water in his canteen, on the long wary march.  Another member of Deming Post has been called to the great beyond;  has answered the last roll-call, and he will be missed in Post by the boys who have shared the tent and in the home, where mourn the loving devoted wife and children.  Only a few more years and they will meet the loving husband and father.  A few short years and Deming Post will all answer to the call of the great commander.  The sympathy of many friends goes out to the family who are bereaved.  Monroe Miller. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone in Webb Mills Cemetery  b. 1834  d. 1907 Segt., Co.D.Pa.Cav.)

WEAVER Sarah Peckens
Mrs. Sarah E. Peckens, a resident of Pine City, died Monday morning in this city, where she had been under treatment, aged sixty-two years. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Peckens; three daughters, Mrs. Lewis Barnes and Mrs. Roy Hazen, of Pine City and Mrs. Godfrey G. Goodwin, of Elmira; a son Robert F., of Pine City; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Schenck, Mrs William Davener and Mrs. William Van Duzen, all of this city; a brother, Daniel Weaver of Thurston, N. Y. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. G. Goodwin, No. 515 Mr. Zoar street, the Rev D. W. Bayliss officiating. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY April 3, 1921

WEEKS William B.
Willaim B. Weeks died T**** at the home of his father, F. **** in Wellsburg after and extended illness, aged fourty-four years. The Funeral was Thursday, Rev. **** Stillman officiating. Burial **** Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY September 19, 1920  Note- part of page cut off. The **** are what little bit can't be read.
 

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WHITCOMB - HOLLY (SRGP 31737)
Martha Jane Whitcomb A long time resident of Pennsylvania Ave. in Web Mills died Thursday, May 5, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital where she had 
been receiving care following an illness at the age of 95. Born in Addison, NY on March 6, 1910, Martha was the daughter of Frederick & Catherine Danielson Whitcomb. She married George William Holly Jr. in 1937 and he predeceased her in 1971. Martha graduated from Addison High School and completed her teachers training. Her love of children led her to teach in country schools for many years. She was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. Very interested in family genealogy, Martha corresponded with many genealogists throughout the country. Her family and friends cherish her memory. Sons and daughters-in-law, George William III & Beverly Holly; Joseph & Linda Holly; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie & James McGonigal all of Pine City; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was also predeceased by her brother, Charles Whitcomb, her sister Annabelle Howell and her granddaughter, Lori June McGonigal. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Sunday, May 8, 2005 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. and again on Monday morning between 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow the Monday visitation at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Joseph Kim officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Webb Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Southern Tier Hospice. Words cannot begin to express our gratitude for the wonderful care that was provided for our mother by Elcor Health Services and St. Joseph's Hospital.

WILSON, CHARLES E.:
Charles E. Wilson, a former grocer at the corner of South Main and Mt. Zoar Sts., about 1895, and a former resident of Millerton, Pa., died unexpectedly of a heart seizure in New York City Saturday night at 11 o’clock, aged sixty-one years.  Mr. Wilson had been employed by the Hudson and Manhattan railroad since 1910.Mr. Wilson is survived by two daughters, Miss Cora Wilson of New York and Mrs. George Weldy of Burlington, Pa; three grandchildren, Robert, George Jr., and Elizabeth Weldy; a brother, John Wilson; two sisters, Mattie Wilson and Mrs. Carrie Capwell of Millerton, Pa.. The funeral will be at the home of his sister Mrs. Carrie Capwell at Millerton, Pa., Thursday at 11 am.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone  b. 1864  d. 1926).


Below this line are obituaries for women whose surname is not identified. If you know the woman's own last name, please let me know so we can idetnfiy her and place the obit alphabetically and to provide valuable information to researchers.

? AMES, MRS. ELI :
Mrs. Eli Ames died at her home just below this village, last Saturday afternoon, after an illness of about eighteen months, aged sixty-five years.  She leaves a husband and five children, three sons and two daughters, to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Webb Mills Church, the sermon being preached by Rev. Paul Smith.  Burial was in the adjoining cemetery, George Miller officiating. (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; from the stone Matilda Ames, wife of Eli  b. Nov 3, 1842  d. Jul 18, 1908).

? BECKWITH - Mrs. Bettie
The funeral of Mrs. Bettie Beckwith was held at the home of her son, Charles Beckwith at Pine City today age 2:30 p.m. The Rev. H. E. Hubbard officiated. Burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Elmira Star-Gazzette, Elmira, NY Friday, January 25, 1929 & Published: The Elmira Star-Gazzette, Elmira, NY Thursday, January 24, 1929

? BECKWITH - Mrs. Bettie B.
Mrs. Bettie B. Beckwith, 85; died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Charles Beckwith at Pine City. Her son is her only near relative. The funeral will be held at the home in Pine City Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. H.E. Hubbard will offiate. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Elmira Star-Gazzette, Elmira, NY Tuesday, January, 22, 1929

? COOK Elizabeth M.
Life long resident of Pine City, NY, age 89, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 11, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her beloved husband, of 59 years, Jesse H. Cook and adored great grandson, Nicholas Cook, predeceased her. She is survived by her children, Richard (Sandy) Cook of Elmira, NY; Ann L. Cook of Pine City, NY; David (Paula) Cook of Pine City, NY; much loved grandchildren, Shelly (Steve) Marciniak of Elmira, NY; Stephen (Kelly) Cook of Pine City, NY; Dawn Cook of Shreveport, LA; Phillip (Michelle) Cook of Elmira, NY; adored great grandchildren, Connor Marciniak, Nolan Cook, Landon Cook, Jacob Cook and Kailin Marciniak; brother-in-law, Walter "Bill" Cook of Pine City, NY. Elizabeth was a faithful member of the Pine City Baptist Church and was also a devoted member of the Women's Guild at the church. She retired from Westinghouse after 25 + years of dedicated service as an inspector. She was also an avid bowler, enjoyed crocheting and loved her dogs and cats. Elizabeth always looked forward to springtime so she could enjoy corn on the cob, her flowers and gardening. She always took great pleasure in cooking meals for her family. A gathering of her family and friends will take place on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A celebration of Elizabeth's life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. The Reverend Chester Williams will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Webb Mills Cemetery Pine City, NY where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Jesse. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pine City Baptist Church 1516 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY 14871 in her memory. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for her family in obituaries at www.olthof.com THANK YOU
The Cook family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Staff on 3-B for the outstanding care given to their mother, along with Francis (Sandy) Cook, Elizabeth's daughter-in-law, for the love and care she unselfishly gave to her as well.  Published in Star-Gazette from January 13 to January 14, 2010

? JENKINS Susan E Jenkins - Mrs. Thomas Jenkins
Susan E. Jenkins died last Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the family home. No. 107 1/2 West Hudson Street, aged sixty-nine years. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Jenkins, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Logue and Mrs. Clara Meeker, of Elmira; three sons, Lyman F. Jenkins, of Centralla, Wash.; John T., and Jesse H. Jenkins, of Elmira. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. A. L. Hobart officiated. Burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.
Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY April 4, 1915

? JERRAM - Mrs. George W. Jerram
Mrs. George W. Jerram, a resident of Kinners Hill, near Seeley Creek, died in an Elmira hospital Tuesday evening, after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband and four children. The funeral was held yesterday at the family home on Kinners Hill at 1 p.m. and burial was in the Webb Mills cemetery. Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY Feb 15 1914

? KNAPP- Mrs. Margaret O.
Deaths of the week - Knapp- at No 740 Maple avenue, Monday, November 6, 1911. Mrs. Margaret O. Knapp, aged sixty-four years. Funeral Thursday. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY November 12, 1911

? MRS. HARRIET S. MAPES
Mrs. Harriett S. Mapes, widow of William J. Mapes, residents of Pine City many years, died Monday evening at the home of her son, C. B. Mapes, 415 W. Water Street, aged eighty-three years. She is survived by a son, C. B. Mapes and a daughter, Miss Emily W. Mapes, both of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the residence, 415 West Water Street, Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept. 5, 1921)

? McWHORTER - Mrs. Eva L. McWhorter
Mrs. Eva L. McWhorter, widow of Miles H. McWhorter, died April 4, at the family home on the Bird Creek road near Webb Mills, aged sixty-six years. She is survived by three sons, Stephen F., Vernet R., and Miles; two daughters Mrs. Frank Jackson and Mrs. George Horton; a brother, Miles Breese, all of Horseheads. The funeral was held Tuesday. Burial in Webb Mills Cemetery. The Rev. Delos Abrams offiated.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY April 11, 1920

? MRS. MARY E. MISNER (SRGP 82728)
Mrs. Mary E. Misner, widow of David Misner died Friday at 4 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel J. McWhorter, 406 Roe Avenue. The family resided for many years at Webb Mills. Mrs. Misner was eighty-two years of age and is survived by her daughter, Mrs. McWhorter; a son, Melvin of Worcester, Mass; and four grandchildren, Melvin M. McWhorter of Elmira, David McWhorter of Portsmouth, Va., and the Misses Edna L. and Agnes M. McWhorter of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home Monday at 1:30 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at the Webb Mills Methodist Episcopal Church at 3 p.m. Burial at the Webb Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept. 26, 1913)

? UPDIKE, MRS. PHEBE A.:
Mrs. Phebe A. Updike, 88, widow of Ruben Updike, residents of Wells, Pa. died Sunday evening .  Mrs. Updike is survived by three sons, JF & AL Updike of Gillett, Pa., and CA Updike of Beaver Dams; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Updike had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 75 years.  The funeral will be held at the Webb Mills M.E. Church Wednesday at 2 pm.  Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley;  from the stone  b. 1838  d. 1927).

? VAIL - Mrs. Nora C.
A prayer service for Mrs. Nora C. Vail was held at the Holly & Phillips funeral home today at 1:30 p.m. The funeral was held at the Pine City Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. George Burroughs officiated, assisted by the Rev. Ernest A. Mathews. Burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery. The members of the Edith H. Gardner Rebekah Lodge of Pine City attended the service.  Published: The Elmira Star-Gazzette, Elmira, NY Saturday, February 2, 1929

? WARNER, MRS. ELIZABETH:
A prayer service over the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Warner, late of Webb Mills, was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.J. Griffith, 511 South Broadway, Sunday at 1 pm and the funeral was held at 2:30 pm in the Webb Mills Methodist Episcopal Church.  The Rev. F.G. Andrus officiated and burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  (from the scrapbook of Iva Riley; no record of date or stone).

? MRS. ELIZABETH WARNER - Mrs. Elizabeth Warner, the widow of Bennett Warner, life-long residents near the Webb Mills, and the mother of Mrs. Frederick Griffith of 511 South Broadway, died Thursday in Rochester. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. F. J. Griffith and Mrs. D. J. Curren, both of Elmira and a son, William Warner of Rochester. The remains were removed to Elmira last night and a prayer service will be held at 511 South Broadway Sunday at 1 p.m. The remains will be removed directly to Webb Mills where the funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. F. G. Andrus will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Mills cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 1914)

? WELLS Content - Mrs. Content Wells
Mrs. Content Wells, widow of John Wells, died Monday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the family home in Pine City. The decedent was ninety-one years old and had resided in Pine City the greater part of her life. She is survived by her son, James H. Wells of Pine City. The funeral was held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev C.E. Ferguson, of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal church of Elmira officiated and burial was in the Webb Mills Cemetery.
Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY December 3, 1911

Wells - Deaths of the Week - At Pine City, Monday, November 27, 1911, Mrs. Content Wells, aged nintey-one years. Funeral Wednesday. Burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY December 3, 1911

? WILSON - Mrs. George Wilson
The funeral of Mrs. George Wilson who died Wednesday morning at the family home at Millerton, Pa., was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home. Burial in teh Webb Mills Cemetery.  Published: The Telegram, Elmira, NY January 13, 1918
 

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