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Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson Township,
Tioga County PA
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.
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CHESTER A. ANDREWS
Chester A. Andrews, 92, of Millerton RD 1, PA, died Wednesday, December 16, 1992 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and was a retired bus contractor with many years of service. He was a life member of the South Creek Rod and Gun Club, a life member of Mountain Laurel Trailer Club, a member of the Painters Local #324, life member of the NRA and a charter member of Foster Hollow Hunting Camp. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Fritz Graves of Lewisberry, PA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Chester was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Laura B. Andrews, in 1989. Funeral and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 18 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in Alder Run Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton United Methodist Church Parsonage Building Fund, PO Box 82, Millerton, PA 16936. (TGR, Thursday, December 24, 1992)
ANDREWS, ELISHA (SRGP 60121)
Elisha Andrews died Monday night at the family home at Alder Run, Pa., aged forty-three years. The decedent had been ill since December. He is survived by two children, Theron and ???, two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Imp?? And Mrs. Frederick Bement; three brothers, Alden, Luther and William. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 1 p.m. and at the Baptist church in Alder Run, Pa., at 2 p.m. Burial in the Alder Run cemetery..
Long-Time Member of the Penn-York Ball League Age 82, of Millerton, PA, April 15,2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. James was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve Andrews in 1988; his sisters, Neva Adams and Dora-Marie Adams; and his brother, Gary Andrews. He is survived by his son, James T. (Anna Cleveland) Andrews of Millerton, PA; his daughter, Sharon (Rocky) Wibirt of Pine City; his grandchildren, Shelly Emerson, Pamela Brown, Brian (Nicole) Wibirt, David Wibirt, Ronald (Krista) Andrews, Duane (Ellen) Andrews, Renee (Jeremy) VanDergrift; his great-grandchildren, Jessica Brown, Cody Wibirt, Brady, Treven, and Jayden Andrews; brother, Mert (Muriel) Andrews of Millerton; sisters, Geanne (Doug) Stone of Endicott, Joan Andrews of Elmira, and several nieces and nephews. James was a member of the Clarence Oliver American Legion Post #154, Elmira Heights, a former Elmira Moose member, and a current member of the Horseheads Moose. A well-known baseball player and fan, he was also a long-time member of the Penn York Ball League. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and an avid hunter. James worked for Remington Rand for over 31 years, was a former employee of Bendix-Purolator Corp, and an employee of Penn Dot on the road maintenance crew. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, April 18, 2002 from 6 to 8 pm and on Friday, April 19, 2002 from 11 am to 12 pm. Funeral services will follow immediately after calling hours at 12 pm, with Rev. Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Interment will follow in Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton,
ANDREWS Meredith S. "Mert" Age 88, of Millerton, PA, diedFriday, May 20, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Meredith was the son of the late Theron and Dora (Smith) Andrews. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Muriel (Fuller) Andrews; sons, Theron W. (Lynne) Andrews of Elmira, NY, and Larry R. (Sharlene) Andrews of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Timothy M. and Jason E. of Atlanta, GA, and Scott (Erin) of Coudersport, PA; sister, Jeannine (Doug) Kingsley of Endicott, NY; sister in-law, Joan Andrews; also several loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Neva (Floyd) Adams, Ellene (George) Bement, Dora Marie (Herb) Adams, Garry Andrews, and James "Bill" (Gen) Andrews. Meredith worked for E.L. Scheneck Electric before becoming owner/operator of Andrews Electrical Contracting business. He was a Small Fry baseball coach in Millerton, PA for many years. His favorite pastime was watching the Atlanta Braves Baseball team, and he also enjoyed hunting fishing and bowling. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, May 23, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. with funeral there at 1 p.m. The Reverend Douglas Hodge will officiate, followed by graveside service in Alder Run Cemetery, Alder Run, PA. Those wishing may make memorials to The American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association; envelopes are available at the funeral home. The Family would like to thank the wonderful staff on 3C at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Dr. Hicks for the care and kindness given to Meredith during his illness.
ANDREWS, William B. – Millerton, Dec.29 – William B. Andrews, a former resident of this township, died Monday evenings at the ho
me of his adopted daughter, in the town of Caton, aged 80 years. The funeral was held Friday at the church in this place; burial in the Millerton cemetery. He is survived by one son, Martin Andrews, of Trowbridge, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Arthur Miller, of Caton. Deceased had been a member of the Baptist church for many years. Rev. Mr. Barrett officiated at the funeral. Wellsboro Agitator, 31 December 1919.
APPLEBY John P.
JP Appleby, of Elmira, NY, passed suddenly on December 24th, 2012. He was born November 6, 1974. He is survived by his fiancée, Tashi Cardone and their two boys, Kaler and Zayne; his mothers, Vivian Bowman (deceased) and Celeste Campbell; father, John Appleby; brothers, Scott Bowman, Michael Appleby and Justin Appleby; sister, Jessica Appleby; grandparents, Bob and Faith Appleby; grandmother, Jean Bulson; also survived by loving aunts, uncles, family and (deceased) his lifetime best friend, "Bee Dog". He was deeply loved and has moved on to be with his Lord and Savior. "Dios Te Amo" (God Loves You). Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, January 4, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Reverend Ben Lanning will officiate. Interment will follow in Alder Run Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 1, 2013
AUMICK - Kaci Sue Aumick, [SRGP 82140] infant daughter of Dennis Aumick and Terri (Jayne) Makley of Mansfield, was born and died on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. In addition to her parents, Kaci is survived by her maternal grandmother, Gloria Hamby of Mansfield; paternal grandmother, Dody Aumick of Mansfield; two brothers, David and Dustin Lockwood of Mansfield; four sisters, Ashley Weddleton, Brooklelee Makley, Samantha and Lydia Aumick of Mansfield; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kaci was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Boots "Dennis" Aumick. Her maternal grandfather, Theodore "Ted" Jayne, went to be with Kaci the same day. Family and friends were invited to call on Sunday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A funeral service was held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Alder Run Road Cemetery, Millerton. - Mansfield Gazette, 2 May 2007, p. 6A
BARBER - LOSINGER, Lois A.
Of Millerton, PA, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, September 27, 2008 at her home in the care of her loving family. Lois was born on September 18, 1945 daughter of Nyal & Naomi Hendrix Barber I. Lois, married Michael Losinger on June 21, 1973 in Millerton. She held an Associates Degree in Business from Corning Community College, did tax preparation and bookkeeping. As a homemaker, she made a warm and comfortable home for her family and several foster children. Lois' interests included bowling, crocheting and family times. Her service to the Lord included being active in Women's Ministries and Missions within the Millerton Wesleyan Church where she was a member. She also served as the Cradle Roll Director and Church Historian. Lois is survived by her loving family, husband and companion of 35 years, Michael Losinger Sr., Millerton, PA; son, Michael (Ashley) Losinger Jr., Millerton, PA; daughter, Michele (Roland) Hostrander, Cortland, NY; grandchildren, Russell, Nyal and Elise; a brother, Richard (Cindy) Barber and a sister, Naoma Jean (George) Bird of Millerton, PA; many nieces and nephews whom she was very close to as well as her church family and many close friends. In addition to her parents, Lois was predeceased by her brother, Nyal A. Barber II and a nephew Richard C. Barber. Family and friends will be received for a time of visitation at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. A memorial celebration of her life and Coronation Service will follow at 6 p.m. with her pastor and friend, the Reverend Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Her ashes will be interred in Alder Run Cemetery at her families convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton Wesleyan Church for Wesleyan Women Missions, 5174 Main Street, Millerton PA 16936 in her memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/28/2008 - 9/29/2008
Nyal (Bud) A. Barber Jr., 41, Troy and formerly of Millerton, died August 15, 1990. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked as a carpenter. He is survived by sons, Nyal A. Barber III of Millerton, PA, Jason S. Barber, Clayton W. Barber and Troy J. Barber, all of Fort Worth, TX; fiancee, Carolyn Kilbourne of Troy, PA; mother, Naomi Hendrix Barber of Roseville, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Michael Losinger of Millerton, PA, Naomi and George Bird of Millerton, Margaret and Lester Sturdivent of Erie; brother and sister-in-law, Richard C. and Cindy Barber of Allentown, PA; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 18 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Douglas Hodge and the Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating and interment to be in Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson Township, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 23, 1990)
BARRETT - Mrs. Etta B. Friends: (SRGP 78529) Mrs. Etta B. Friends, 81, of Millerton R. D. 1, died late Sunday night, Feb 25, 1951. She was a member of the Alder Run Baptist Church, Survived by son, Lewis Friends, of Lawrenceville; daughters, Mrs. Donald Aumick, of Covington, and Mrs. Smith May, of Elmira; 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held today at the Hagerman Funeral Home, Elmira. Burial in the Alder Run Cemetery.
BEMENT, Edna I. Mitchell, age 88 of State Route 414, Hector, NY, Saturday, October 29, 1994 at Schuyler Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 East 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY Monday 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday 1 to 2 PM. Funeral Services
there Tuesday at 2 PM. Rev. B. Fred Hannan Officiating. Buriel will be in Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson Township, PA. Memorials may be made to the Valois-Logan-Hector Fire Department Ambulance Fund, or the Townsend Grange. Born January 13, 1906 in Elmira, NY to Ernest and Erma BROWN Bement. She married Lester R. Mitchell, October 10, 1923 in Elmira, NY, and lived in Hector for over 60 years. She was a member of Hector Presbyterian Church and Townsend Grange. Edna was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Lester R. Mitchell. Surviving is one son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Edith Mitchell of Hector; grandchildren; Judy (Leon) Conklin of Gainsville, FL, James L. Mitchell, Jr. of Elmira, NY,
Mary (Arnold) Weller of Elmira, NY, Althea (Alonzo) Johnson of Avon Park, FL, Pattijean (Larry) Avery of Elmira Heights, NY, Patricia Tuttle of Los Angeles, CA. 8 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, George Bement of Millerton, PA; Sister, Mrs Sara Ladd of Westfield, PA; and several neices and nephews. (Submitted by Mary FARR Norwood)
BEMENT - Frances, Beatrice Pearson
Age 67, of Millerton, PA. diedpeacefully at Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA on May 4, 2002 following a long battle from cancer. Frannie was born in Millerton, PA, December 10, 1934; she was the daughter of late George and Ellene Andrews Bement. Surviving Frannie is her loving husband and best friend of 46 years Robert Douglas Pearson, her cherished daughter, Margaret and Son-in-Law, Tim Teed of Millerton, PA, two loving grandchildren, April and Chantell Teed; brothers and sisters, and their spouses, Virgilene and Harry Miller of Palm Bay, FL, Donald and Mary Bement of Millerton, PA, Wilda and Hal DeHaas of Pine City, NY and Gerald” Tommy” and Becky Bement of Millerton, PA., Sisters-in-Law, Helen and Wilmot Wheeler of Salt Lake City, UT, and Marilyn Pearson; several nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends. Her sister Vanetta Everett predeceased Frannie in 1997. Family and friends are invited to call at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY Tuesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 11:00 am, her minister, Rev. William Vallet will officiate. Interment will follow in Alder Run Cemetery Millerton, PA. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church and Jackson Township Parks and Recreation committee. In lieu of flowers, Frannie requested that donations be made to Jackson Township Parks and Recreation, c/o Phyllis Curren, R.D4 184, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 or Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871 in Frances Pearson’s memory. Arrangement have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
BEMENT, MAURICE M., Maurice M. Bement, 77, of Millerton RD2, died June 18, 1987 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired employee of Facet Enterprises in Elmira and a life member of Millerton Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irene Wheeler Bement; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Edwin Ferger of Sayre, Marcene and Charles Streeter of West Burlington, PA, Vera and Donald Reynolds of Corning; sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Chris Bement of Elmira, Robert and Brenda Bement of Millerton, Ronald and Joann Bement of Daggett, PA; sisters, Sara Ladd of Westfield, PA, Edna Mitchell of Hector, NY; brother, George Mement of Millerton; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on June 19 with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in Alder Run Cemetery. (TGR June 25, 1987)
BENNETT, Mary Mariah -Mrs Mary Rumsey died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs Roland Shelton 417 West Second street, aged seventy-eight years. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs Shelton and a son, Ripley Rumsey of Gillett, Pa. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter. Burial in Alder Run cemetery (James Wilson Scrapbook)
BENSON, COLIN WAYNE, age 2 of Alder Run Road, Millerton, PA, diedWednesday March 27, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He is survived by his parents, E. J. and Lauretta Benson, loving brother Caleb J. Benson; grandparents; Ernest J. Benson, Sr. of Millerton, PA; Chet and Ellie Knapp of Millerton, PA, Bob and Nancy Wheeler of Covington, PA, Albert and Patty Tillinghast of Lawrenceville, PA; great-grandparents, Pete and June Wheeler of Millerton, Evelyn and Harold Fenner of Lindley, NY, Chet and Ruth Knapp of Millerton, PA; great-great grandfather Norman Wheeler of Millerton, PA. Interment Alder Run Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette.
BERRY Fred C
Of Millerton, PA - Age 74, was born April 1, 1935 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Fred L. and Mary (Bartoo) Berry went home to be with his Lord on Monday, October 19, 2009 at his home. His brother, Donald Berry predeceased him. Fred married the love of his life, Esther Stafford October 10, 1953. They have enjoyed 56 wonderful years of life and love together. He is also survived by his beloved children and their spouses, Larry and Jennifer of Horseheads, NY, Kevin and Beth of Lawrenceville, PA, Daryl and Cindy of Tioga, PA, Linda and Jeff Wales of Millerton, PA, much loved grandchildren, Chad and Zack Berry, Courtney (James) Layton, Shannon (Justin) Shadduck, Jennifer (David) Campbell and Shawna Hoover. Other survivors include, sister, Dawn; sister-in-laws, Hazel Tillinghast, Christine Stafford and Donna Reed, along with several nieces and nephews. Fred retired from Dresser Rand in Painted Post after 39 dedicated years of service as a machine tool operator. He has enjoyed 12 additional years of continued retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman and took great pleasure in hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. In recent years he simply enjoyed mowing his lawn on his John Deere tractor. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Friday, October 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 11 AM. His friend and neighbor, the Reverend Douglas Hodge will celebrate Fred's service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Alder Run Cemetery Millerton, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton Fire Department, 16 North Road Millerton, PA 16936 for the many times they cared for and assisted Fred. Published in Star-Gazette from October 20 to October 21, 2009
BRADLEY L. BREWER was born May 15, 1920 in Gillett, PA the son of the late Fred H. and Blanche (Updike) Brewer, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the age of 94. He was met there by his loving wife of 67 years, Clara (Stewart) Brewer (2/22/2012), most recently by his son, Robert "Bob" Brewer (6/19/2014), also brother, Wilfred "Bill" Brewer and his sister, Marie Seymour. He is survived by his beloved children: Carol (Michael) Prince of Marlton, NJ; David Brewer of Wellsville, NY; Donald Brewer of Millerton, PA; daughter-in-law, Donna Brewer of Tioga, PA; brother, Burdette (Sara Mae) Brewer of Lawrenceville, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Bradley was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during WW II. He was a foreman at the Eclipse Company in Elmira Heights, where he met his beloved wife, Clara. Because of his important position with the Eclipse, Bradley's deployment was deferred until near the end of the war. From 1949 to 1979, he owned and operated his own Dairy Farm in Jackson Summit, PA. Bradley then worked for the RKB Company until his retirement. He and Clara moved to Millerton, PA where he kept his wonderful garden. He was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church where he served as Trustee and Deacon. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The Chemung Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Brewer with Military Honors at 2PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow with Reverend Ben Lanning officiating. Interment will take place in the Alder Run Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with Clara. Memorial donations may be directed to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church 2851 Route # 328 Millerton, PA, –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/27/2014
BREWER - QUEAL
Anna B. Loving wife, mother and grandmother Age 88, of Millerton, PA, diedTuesday, December 9, 2003, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Anna was the daughter of the late Lyman and Mary Oldroyd Brewer, born in Mosherville, PA, April 6, 1915. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Warren Queal of Millerton, PA; son, Ronald (friend Theresa) Queal of St. Indigos, MA; daughters, Brenda (Robert) Bement of Millerton, PA, and Patricia (George) Cummins of Tioga, PA; son, Dennis (Patricia) Queal of Howard Beach, NY; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Butcher of Edgewater, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and brothers, Judd, Joe, Grant; and sisters, Jen, Alice, and Helen, predeceased Anna. Anna was a homemaker who loved being a grandmother, shopping, and traveling. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY, on Friday, December 12, 2003, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at 8 p.m. with Lay Minister Jennifer Wolf. Interment in Alder Run Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Anna's name may be made to Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, c/o Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Those wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" for the family in Obituaries at www.olthof.com.
BREWER - Mrs. Genevieve B. Andrews (SRGP 37313)
Mrs. Genevieve B. Andrews, 62, of R.D. 1, Millerton, died Friday, March 11, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. She was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church and the Women of Moose. Surviving are her husband, James Andrews, children, James T. and Bonnie Andrews of Lawrenceville, and Sharon and Rockey Wibert of Pine City, N.Y.; three sisters, Helen Smith of Florida, Ann Queal of Millerton and Mary Butcher of Horseheads, N.Y.; one brother, Judson Brewer of Millerton; seven grandchildren, Shelly, Pamela, Brian, and David Wibert and Ronnie, Duane and Renee Andrews; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, March 14, at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, N.Y. The Rev. Lynn Ensign officiated. Interment was made in the Alder Run Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to the Millerton Wesleyan Church.
Mrs. Erma Bement, 87 of Nelson died Friday, June 8th, 1973 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Basil Ladd, Jr. following an extended illness; She was the widow of Ernest Bement. The Family received callers at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland Saturday afternoon and evening. The funeral service was held in the West Jackson Baptist Church on Sunday at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Lawrence Westbrook officiating. Burial was made in Alder Run Cemetery at Alder Run. Mrs. Bement was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church and a 60 year member of the Mitchell’s Mills Grange. She was born on July 30th, 1885 in Caton, N.Y.; the daughter of Maurice and Carrie (O’Neil) Brown. Surviving are; her brother, Charles Brown of Pine city, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Harvey Faulkner of Montour Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Lester Mitchell of Hector, N.Y. and Mrs. Basil Ladd, Jr. of Nelson; two sons, George Bement and Maurice Bement of Millerton; 20 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
CLEVELAND. –NORMA C. PARIS age 97 of Millerton, PA, RD 1, (Jackson Summit), Tuesday, July 5, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal service there immediately following 9 p.m. The Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating. Interment, Alder Run Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the West Jackson Baptist Church or the Jackson Summit Baptist Church in Norma’s memory. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Wayne Hoyt of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Ronald and Vivian Hoyt of Millerton, PA, Vaughn and Eleanor Hoyt of Mansfield, PA, Scott Hoyt of Millerton, PA; 4 great-grandchildren, Debbie and Christopher Hoyt of Mansfield, PA, Renee Jillane Hoyt of Millerton, PA. Norma was a Mitchell Mills Grange Member for 80 years and was a current member of the Tioga Grange. She was also a Grange and Church Pianist for many years, lifelong member of the West Jackson Baptist Church. Norma was the wife of the late C. E. Paris, who predeceased her, February 9, 1982 and also predeceased by a grandson, Dale Hoyt in 1964. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1988
COLLUM Allen C., 94, of Tioga, PA, diedApril 17, 2008 at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, PA. He was born December 17, 1913 in Lawrenceville, PA. Allen is the last of nine children of Alan and Anna Waymer Collum. He was a retired farmer, a WWII Army Veteran, and a member of the Alder Run Baptist Church. Allen is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Elizabeth Tillinghast; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Ronald Gilbert, Linda and Gary Root, all of Millerton, PA, Connie and Dan Heyler of Westfield, PA, Lois and Scott Wood of Tioga, PA; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Allen's funeral service to be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield PA, with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Alder Run Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Allen's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2008.
COLLUM EMMA B - MRS. EMMA B. FRIENDS
Mrs. Emma B. Friends, 75, of Lawrenceville RD 1, died Friday, October 2, 1959. She was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church and a 50-year member of Mitchell Mills Grange. Survived by husband, Jesse C. Friends; daughters, Miss Marion C. Friends and Mrs. Lewis Knight, both of Lawrenceville RD 1; sister, Mrs. Mary Westlake of Odessa, NY; brothers, Max Collum of Elmira and Jessie Collum of Corning; 3 grandchildren. Prayer Service was held Monday at 1:30 pm at the Lewis Knight home. Funeral service held at 2 pm at West Jackson Baptist Church, the Rev. Vernon Van Ness officiated. Burial in Alder Run Cemetery.
CUNNINGHAM Rachel (SRGP 18806)
Wellsboro Agitator, March 4, 1903, p.9 - The Payne Murder - Suspicion Still Rests on the Tramp - Reward of $1,000 Offered - How the Crime was Probably Committed. The murderer of Mrs. George W. Payne is still at large, and beyond the knowledge that he visited a clothing store at Binghamton, NY, purchased a new suit and left his old clothes in an ash barrel, no trace of him has been discovered. It is still the general belief that the tramp who passed as Edward Myers was the person who perpetrated the fiendish crime. A reward of $1,000 is offered for the capture and conviction of the murderer, and of this amount the County Commissioners agree to pay $700, John L. Cunningham, brother of the victim, $200, and George W. Payne, her husband, $100. Officers all over the country are on the alert, but up to this time no further clue has been found. With great cunning the murderer has been able to cover his trail and it may be that he will be able to get out of the country; but, as often happens, the identity of the guilty person may be revealed from the most unexpected quarter and by the merest accident. The funeral of Mrs. Payne on Thursday afternoon was attended by 1,200 to 1,500 people, and the Alder Run church was much too small to accommodate the congregation. There was a short service at the Payne home conducted by Rev. Paul Smith. The long procession then followed the remains to the Methodist church at Alder Run, where Mrs. Payne had been such an earnest worker for many years. There the service was conducted by Rev. Charles L. Shergur, a former pastor. The service was very impressive and affecting. At the close the people were permitted to view the remains of the murdered woman and it required nearly an hour for them to pass the open casket. The burial was made in the Alder Run cemetery. The member of the GAR and Odd Fellows' Lodge turned out with full ranks and the members of Mitchell's Mills Grange of which Mrs. Payne was a member, conducted the services in the cemetery. The floral offerings were very beautiful. The tragic crime is the subject of conversation and speculation all over the country, but in Jackson township the friends and neighbors of Mrs. Rachel Payne are shocked beyond measure over the dreadful deed which took from her pleasant home and a happy and quiet neighborhood a useful woman who was respected and loved for her intelligence, her activity in church work, neighborly kindness and faithfulness in home life. Verily, the ways of Providence are beyond comprehension. Mrs. Payne's fate is one of the saddest which can be imagined and the crime the most fiendish in all our local history. Various theories have been advanced relative to this mysterious crime. The incidents between the time when Mrs. Payne returned home and the hour when her mutilated body was found in the barn will never be known unless her murderer is captured and he chooses to make a full confession. The reasonable probabilities, however, are that as soon as the tramp, Myers, learned that there was money in the house he made up his mind to get it if he had to commit murder. First he went up to the upper barn and whittled out two big clubs. One of these he placed near the rear door so that he could intercept anyone coming from that side and the other he placed in the alley near the stalls so that he could fell a person coming around that way. Then he got a big canthook and placed it within easy reach of the rear door. He had heard Mrs. Payne say she was going to care for one of the cows in the big barn after her husband should go to Elmira, and perhaps he expected to meet her there. Probably he was hiding in the hay loft that morning when Mr. Payne thought he had run off. When he saw Mrs. Payne drive off to Jackson Summit he left the big barn and came down to the house. The doors were locked, so he placed his knee against the rear door and forced it in. The dog had become friendly with him, so he had no trouble with it. After ransacking the house and not finding any money, he waited in the house and watched from the kitchen window for Mrs. Payne's return. When she came back, about 9:30 o'clock, and turned the horse loose, she probably went into the little barn to get some corn for the chickens. Then the fellow pulled the kitchen door shut, locking the dog in, and ran to that barn, where he overtook Mrs. Payne near the corn box. He demanded that she tell where the money was hidden, and she refused. Then he picked up a fork and hit her. She tried to defend herself, but after repeated blows told him that she had between $90 and $100 wrapped up in a handkerchief in Myrtle's room, upstairs. Then he went in and found the money. He did not ransack that room. Mr. Payne on Thursday morning gave the following account of what occurred before he left home Tuesday morning and his conclusions about the murder of his wife: "Early Monday morning I told Myers to go out to the barn, and hitch up the horses to the load of straw that I intended taking to Elmira. As it was not yet daylight, he took the lantern with him, and went to the barn. I waited for him to return, and as he seemed to remain longer than was necessary. I said to my wife: 'I wonder what is keeping Myers? He had been gone long enough to hitch up a half dozen teams.' She said: He is probably like all the rest of them; gave you the slip.' I went to the barn, and found the door, that should have been opened, fastened on the inside, by a hook. I went around the back way, and entered the barn by the back door, and found the lantern hanging on a nail, lighted, but Myers was nowhere to be seen. I went out and looked around the fields to see if I could discover his tracks to see which way he went, but could see none. I returned to the barn and hitched up the team myself and drove off to Elmira, supposing that Myers had skipped out. I am now satisfied in the belief that he had secreted himself in the barn, awaiting my departure, as he had become aware of the fact that there was money in the house, because of a conversation that I had with my wife the evening before. She had received a check from Elmira that morning for something over $6, and she said: 'As you are going down to Elmira in the morning you had better take that check, and have it cashed at the bank, and bring it back to me.' I told her my business would not take me to the bank, and she had better put it along with the other money in the house, and when she went down to Elmira next week she could take it all along and place it in the bank. This conversation occurred in Myers's presence, and that is how he became aware of the fact that there was money in the house. He had been working for me but three days, and on the second day, in conversation with him, he said to me that he wished he had money enough to get to New York, as he wanted to go back to Germany, as he had not seen his folks in thirteen years. He said if he reached New York he could work his passage across on the steamer, working as a fireman or stoker, or hide on the vessel as a stowaway. He did not have a cent of money, and the only thing we saw about him was a razor. My wife told him it was against the law to carry that, as it was a deadly weapon, and he said he only had it for shaving purposes. I noticed that he had a habit of listening to all the conversation that occurred between myself and wife, but I gave no particular attention to that. We have discovered, on looking over the house, that when he left he took a new hat of mine, my wife's wedding ring, a watch chain of mine, and a ring the belonged to my daughter, as well as my gold cuff and collar buttons. I also missed a pair of pantaloons, and yesterday ---- Beeman, who lives some two miles from here towards Elmira, brought them to me. He found them in a hog pen on his premises, where Myers went, and from appearances, tried them on, and for some reason took them off, and left them. His tracks were found leading from the pig pen up through the field to the railroad track. A pair of mittens that he wore while working about the barn, were found under the railroad trestle, where he had thrown them. I am of the opinion that when he saw my wife drive down to the station, he went up into the house, breaking in the door, as my wife locked it when she went out after I had started for Elmira. Knowing that she would return and go to the barn and feed the sheep, he laid in wait for her to return. When she did return and go to feed the sheep, she was attacked and assaulted by the scoundrel, and as she must have made a strong resistance for her honor and life, he was forced to knock her into insensibility to accomplish his hellish purpose. He certainly must bear some marks from the deadly struggle, as will be shown in case he is speedily captured." Edward Myers, the farm hand who disappeared on Monday morning and who is believed to be the murderer, was in Binghamton on Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock, and purchased an entire new outfit of clothing, leaving his old garments behind. He told the clothier that he came from Horseheads and had been riding all night. His appearance would indicate that he had been riding a long distance on a freight train, as his face and hands were grimy with the dust of railroad travel. He claimed that he was en route for Sidney, Delaware county, NY, and walked away in the direction of the D& H railroad yards. The storekeepers who sold him the goods had not yet heard of the murder and had no suspicions of the stranger. He paid for the goods from a roll of bills, mostly of $10 denomination. Myers's castoff garments were later picked out of an ash pile and sent to Elmira and Chief of Police Cassada sent for Mr. Payne to identify them. This Mr. Payne was able to do beyond a doubt. He promptly identified the garments worn by Myers on the morning of the murder. Different articles of wearing apparel were recognized as belonging to Myers by several of the farmers present. The only garment which there was any question about was the vest, but one farmer said that Myers had this vest on when he was at his house. There was no blood on any of the garments, but no article of dress which Myers is known to have worn on Monday morning was missing. Even his gloves were there. The clothes were repacked an will be sent to District Attorney Rockwell, if Myers is captured. "How did Myers get to Binghamton?", has been asked. His own story is that he went there on a freight train and he probably told the truth, and he boarded the train in the outskirts of Elmira nearly to which city he has been traced from Jackson. Sheriff Frank VanDusen and District Attorney Rockwell have circulated a large number of posters offering $1,000 reward for the capture of Mrs. Payne's murderer, supposed to be Edward Myers. The description of Myers is given as follows, his dress being in accordance with his supposed appearance after leaving the Binghamton clothing store: German, five feet six or seven inches tall, from 23 to 30 years of age, dark complexion, dark hair, weight 150 to 160 pounds; small sandy moustache, which he may have shaved off, eyes squint from weakness and, therefore, he sometimes wears glasses; has a peculiar protuberant or projecting forehead; thick, sensual looking lips, the under one of which hangs down over the jaw. He has an impediment in his speech. Can talk and understand German. Has also been known by the name of Edward Miller, He is a tramp by nature and rides on freight trains mostly, works at times as a farm hand and is a reputed thief. When last seen he was dressed as follows: Wore a new blue serge suit, sack coat, coat, trousers and vest being of the same material; new Oxford gray raglan overcoat of cheap material, and underclothing of the 50-cent quality. He wore a new tourist soft felt hat and a new four-in-hand necktie, green in color, with a red stripe. He is said to walk with a swaggering gait. Had on patent leather shoes, No. 8 size, and marked on the inside "40". It is believed he can wear No. 6 or 7 comfortably. Supposed to have had $100 in money when he left Trowbridge; exhibited a roll of bills at Binghamton February 24, mostly $10 bills; said he was on his way to Sidney, NY. He also said that he was going back to Germany and may seek passage at any Atlantic port. Was last seen at Binghamton February 24, at 7:30 a.m. walking in the direction of the Delaware & Hudson railroad yards. Suspected persons, supposed to answer this description, have been detained at Salamanca, NY, Scranton and in Albany county, NY, but so far Myers has been able to elude the officers. But he is liable to take a false step and be apprehended at any moment. Whoever the murderer is, if he is in his right mind, and has intellect enough to appreciate the brutality, fiendishness and cruelty of his crime, he must since that hour be suffering the torments of the damned.
Wellsboro Agitator, May 12, 1926, p.1
District Attorney Emory Rockwell has been notified that the man held by state officers and suspected to be Myers, alias Trionkle, the murderer of Mrs. George Payne, of Jackson township, on February 23, 1902, was wrongly identified.
JOHN C. DECKER: John C. Decker, infant, of Lawrenceville, died at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Center, Elmira. N.Y., Saturday, Jan. 11, 1992. Born Jan. 11, 1992. he was the son of John D. and Cathy Upham Decker. Surviving besides his parents, are one sister, Kayleigh Decker, at home; paternal grandfather, Francis Decker, of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Frank and Dolores Russell, of Painted Post, N.Y.; maternal grandfathers, Milford Upham, of Hector, N.Y., and Carl Bediant, of Meads Creek, N.Y.; three great grandmothers, Grace Musto, of Ceres, N.Y., May Uppham, of Montour Falls, N.Y., and Blanche Bediant, of Erin, N.Y.; and several aunts and uncles. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro from 10:30 am. to 11 am. Services will be held at the funeral home following calling hours. The Rev. Roger Strait of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, will officiate. Burial will be made at Alder Run Cemetery.
DEERY Francis L. Sproule
Age 73, of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving and caring family. Frances was born in Elmira, the 18th day of March in 1938. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Fonda (Wans) Deery (Vanderpoel). Surviving her is her husband of 53 years, James; together they raised 5 children: daughter, Jamie (Chuck) Bower of Tioga, PA; sons, John (Wanda) Sproule of Lawrenceville, PA, James Jr. and Pam Sproule of Pine City, NY; daughter, Kim (Mike) Kinney of Lowman, NY; son, Kevin (Missi) Sproule of Pine City, NY; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Phil (Tana) Deery of Wellsboro, PA, Frank (Angela) Deery of Crewe, VA; sister, Joyce Ginnan of Pine City, NY; sister-in-law, Evelyn Peckham of Elmira, NY. In addition to her parents, Frances is predeceased by her father and mother-in-law, John and Elouise Sproule; brother-in-law, Earl Ginnan; sister-in-law, Elaine Deery; brother-in-law, Richard Peckham. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a dedicated homemaker who loved to cook, bake and create crafts. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY Friday, September 16th, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with funeral services following the gathering at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Star Gazette – September 15, 2011
JOHN E. DEMING: John Eugene Deming (Gene), age 57 of RD 2, Millerton died on Tuesday, April 17th, 1973. Funeral and committal were held at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday with the Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy officiating. Burial was in Alder Run Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn E.; one son, Robert Eugene Deming of Pine City; daughter, Mrs. George (Joan) Farmer of Pine City; and five grandchildren; brothers Herbert W. of Big Flats, Lawrence C. of Horseheads, Chester L. of Virginia, Rexford S. of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Francis of Buffalo, Mrs. Janet Smith, of Millerton, Mrs. Wilma Smith of Sayre, and Mrs. Phyllis Krusen. For 25 years he was employed at Thatcher Glass in the Maintenance Department and was a veteran of World War LI.
DEMING WILLIAM EUGENE
Wellsboro Agitator – July 6, 1921
Millerton, July 2 – William Eugene Deming died Tuesday, June 28, after an illness of more than two years in his 77th year. The funeral was held Thursday Rev. James Gordon officiating; burial at Alder Run. He was born in West Jackson in 1844. On Oct. 9, 1861, he enlisted in Co. G. 58th Pa. V. and was discharged Aug. 9, 1865. On July 4, 1866, he married Genet Andrews. Four sons and two daughters were born to them, all of whom survive, except the eldest daughter, Lizzie, who died 25 years ago. Those who survive are: Charles L. of West Jackson; Winfield W. of Lawrenceville; Riley, of East Lawrence, and Lulu, of Ossining, N.Y.; also several grand children and great grandchildren and one brother, Marian Deming, of Tioga. His wife died many years ago. About 20 years ago he married Miss Sarah Johnson, who survives him. He was a charter member of the C. W. Deming Post, G. A. R., the few surviving members of which attended the funeral and conducted the services at the cemetery.
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Mrs. Mahlon T. White died at the family home at Trowbridge, Pa., Wednesday morning after an illness of about three weeks. She is survived by her husband, Mahlon White; four children Irvin White and Arvilla White at home; Mrs. Fred Tanes of Corry, Pa.; Vern A. Wood of Arcata, Calif. The funeral will be at the family home Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in Alder Run Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept 21, 1927)
DICKINSON –ELSIE L. FRIENDS MCNEAL age 87 of Millerton, PA died Friday, March 16, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She retired from Sears and was a former employee of Eclipse Co. She was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church in Millerton, PA and enjoyed senior citizens meetings and her cats. Surviving are her husband, Lester E. McNeal; two sons, Ward L. Friends of Millerton and Duane A. Friends of Harrisburg, PA; one brother, Donald Dickinson of Dryden, NY; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her first husband, Almond M. Friends. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 PM on Sunday, March 18, 2001 at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Funeral services will be held there at 1:00 PM Monday with the Rev. Laurie Greenlaw and the Rev. James Schwenk officiating. Burial will be in Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton, PA. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Rte. 328, Millerton, PA in Elsie’s memory. –McKay Scrapbook
BERNARD A. DRAPER, age 74, of Strasburg, PA, formerly of Millerton, PA, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2003. He was born on April 21, 1929 in Sabinsville, PA, a son of the late Lester E. and Florence M. Draper. He was married on June 7, 1947 to Marian J. (Grove) Draper. Bernard was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. He had worked at several occupations during his life including being a pastor, a builder, a machinist for the Hilliard Corp. of Elmira, NY. And was the founder of Draper’s Super Bee Apiaries of Millerton, PA. Bernard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marian J. Draper; three sons and daughters-in-law, William “Bill” and Bonnie Draper of Millerton, PA, Larry and Brenda Draper of NE, Stephen Draper of Gillett, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gary Stockin of Strasburg, PA, Dianne and David Berry of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Eleanor Draper of Millerton, PA; two sisters, Ida Belle Gilbert of TX, Iva Ripley of FL; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernard was predeceased by a daughter, Ruth Easter Draper. Friends may call on Sunday, May 31, 2003, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, PA. Funeral services will follow at the church at 10 a.m. with the Pastor Laurie B. Greenlaw officiating. Interment will be in the Alder Run Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Wesleyan Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
EIGHMEY –VERNA I. (EIGHMEY) SMITH (SRGP 43910) . Of Daggett, PA the beloved wife of the late Richard M. Smith. Age 95 of Daggett, PA. On Monday, August 14, 2000 at the Broad Acres Personal Care Home, Wellsboro, PA. Velma was born the beloved daughter of the late John and Dora Sheives Eighmey, in Roseville, PA. January 4, 1905. Velma was a valued resident of the Daggett and Millerton area. She and her husband Richard where very active in the community and in the Daggett United Methodist Church, volunteering for many different church functions and celebrations. A love that has been passed on into their children to this day. Surviving Velma is her loving children; daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Charles Winterstein; son and daughter-in-law, Richard N. and Beverly Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Gordon Martin all of Daggett, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Smith of Mansfield, PA; nine grandchildren, David Winterstein, Cindy (Keith) Walushka, Sharon (Ron) Knapp, Sandy Smith, Randy (Eileen) Smith, Ricanne (Harold) Wheeler, Judy (Jeff) Woodruff, Cheryl (Bill) Ostrander, Cindy (Larry) Lovejoy; 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 beloved brothers, Verle (Dorothy) Eighmey of Troy, PA, Vern (Martha) Eighmey of Columbia Crossroads, PA; several loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY Thursday, August 17, 2000, 2-4 PM, 6-8 PM and Friday, 10-11 AM. Funeral services will follow at the conclusion of the calling hours on Friday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Carol Price will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Also, Velma is predeceased by her loving and beloved grandson, Daniel T. Smith; brothers, Jerome and Bernal Eighmey. Over the years, Velma was Co owner and operator with her husband Dick of Dick's Trailer Park in Allendale, FL. They made many cherished memories and friends there. The streets still carry some of the children's names today, in fact. She also found happiness in the memories she shared with family and friends on their many camping trips to the famous Hills Creek. She enjoyed the many places they visited while traveling wit the various travel clubs they were members of, including the Airstream Club, Tin Can Club, and the Fan Club. Velma and Dick took comfort in Melbourne, FL during the winter months, while most of the family enjoyed the wonderful winter in the north. Velma loved to keep the lawn and gardening in top notch and finding the time to do some crossword puzzles and creating some beautiful works with her Needle Point Skills. Velma will be greatly missed by many loving family, dear friends. The family will provide all necessary flower arrangements, those wishing may make memorials in Velma's name to the Big Elm Fire Dept., RD 2, Millerton, PA 16923 or the Daggett United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Fred Messing, RD 2, Millerton, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
EVERETT, Janis A. Visnek Russler
Loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother Age 74, of Scott Lane, Petersburg, PA, diedpeacefully on Tuesday, February22, 2005, with her family at her side at the Bon Secours Holy Family Regional Hospital in Altoona, PA. She was born December 16, 1930 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Norman and Leora (White) Everett. Her first husband Donald E. Visnek predeceased her in 1987. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Russler of State College, PA; beloved children, Norman E. Visnek of Millerton, PA, Cheryl L. (Stephen) Tedesco of West Franklin, PA, Phillip D. Visnek of East Troy, PA, Janeen Visnek of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Robert (Helen) Ackley, Brad Visnek, Travis Visnek, and Steven Seymour; Stepchildren, Sherry (Richard) Albright of Lock Haven, PA, Beaver (Allen) Pruey, Donald Russler and Thomas (Melissa) Russler all of State College, PA; brother, William (Peggy) Everett of Millerton, PA; along with eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In earlier years, Janis was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital. She loved antiques and attending flea markets and rummage sales. She had a special love for all animals, especially her cats. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, February 25, 2005, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 26,2005, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services celebrating Janis’s life will be held there at the conclusion of the visitation. (11 a.m.) Lay Minister Jennifer Wolf will officiate. Interment will follow in the Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to the Salvation Army, 414 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory.
MR. NORMAN C. EVERETT age 76 of Millerton RD 1, Thursday August 2, 1979 at his home. Private funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Olthof Funeral Home. Rev. William Barnes, a close personal friend will officiate. Interment Alder Run Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and would appreciate donations to the Jackson Center United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Survived by wife of 53 years, Leora White Everett; daughter, Mrs. Donald (Janis) Vinsek of Troy RD 3; son, William Everett of Millerton; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Eva Smith of Painted Post, N.Y.; two brothers, Morgan and Wilbur Everett, both of Millerton; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Jackson Center United Methodist Church, retired area farmer and lifelong resident of Jackson Township. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/1979
diedSunday, December 9, 2007 following an illness at the age of 51. Ted was born on August 6, 1956 in Elmira son of Robert A. & Ellen P. Friends Farmer. He was employed with Chemung County ARC for many years. Teds interests included music and dancing. He was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. Ted enjoyed the Holidays with his many friends and loving family who survive; his mother and step father, Ellen & Richard Hackett, Pine City; his father and step mother, Robert A. & Rose Farmer, Millerton, PA; siblings, Richard Farmer, Rome, NY; Denis Farmer, Elmira; Babie Reece, Elmira; Terry Farmer, Elmira; Raymond Farmer, MO; Tina Hackett, NC; Elizabeth Christman, NC; Several nieces, nephews and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday December 13, 2007 from 12–2 p.m. funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Doug Hodge officiating. Interment will take place in the Alder Run Cemetery at the family's convenience. Mr. Farmers family would like to thank the staff of the ARC Liberty St. Home and Hospice for the wonderful care provided Mr. Farmer during his final days. May God Bless Each of You.
Wellsboro Agitator –April 6, 1927
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Friends mourn the loss of an infant, the funeral was held Friday; burial at Alder Run.
ALMOND M. FRIENDS: Almond M. Friends, age 62, of Millerton, RD 1, Pa., died Wednesday, December 13, 1972. Funeral service at the Olthof Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Richards of the Millerton United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Alder Run Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elsie L. Dickinson Friends; sons, Ward L. Friends of Millerton, Duane A. Friends of Hillsdale Terrace, Tioga, Pa., mother, Mrs. Cora S. Friends of Millerton RD; sister, Mrs. Hollis (Dorothy) Marsh of Elmira Heights; brother, Harry N. Friends of Millerton RD; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was an employee of Trayer Products.
FRIENDS - MRS. SIGNOR
Millerton, Oct. 28.--Celia Friends, wife of John Signor, died at the family home at Alder Run Thursday, Oct. 24, after a long illness, aged about 67 years. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Friends and is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Lyman White, of Trowbridge, and five brothers, George W., Henry, Jay and Samuel, of Jackson, and Willis, of Elmira. The funeral was held Sunday at the West Jackson church, Rev. Mr. Barrett officiating; burial in the Alder Run cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)
FRIENDS - MANN, CLARA L.
Clara L., wife of John Mann, died at the family home near Mitchell’s Mills on Tuesday, after a lingering illness, aged fifty-three years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Geo. W. Friends, and is survived by her husband and three sisters: Mrs. W. H. Graham and Miss Lillie Friends, of Mitchell’s Mills, and Mrs. Bert Simpson, of Elmira. The funeral was held at the house Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, burial in Alder Run cemetery, Monroeton. (Should say Millerton)
Wellsboro Agitator – December 24, 1919
Millerton, Dec. 22 – Emerson, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Friends, died Saturay, Dec. 13, of scarlet fever, aged about nine years. A prayer service was held Monday; burial at Alder Run. He is survived by his parents, one brother and one sister. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
FRIENDS, Emerson – Millerton, Dec. 22 – Emerson, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Friends, died Saturday, Dec. 13, of scarlet fever, aged about nine years. A Prayer service was held Monday; burial at Alder Run. He is survived by his parents, one brother and one sister. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Wellsboro Agitator, 24 Dec. 1919.
FRIENDS – Florence Ruth, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Friends, died Oct. 12 , of diphtheria, at the family home at Jackson Summit, aged seven years. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Doris Arelene and Lura Lucile; two brothers, Albert Jr., and Wilbur. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 October 1924
Wellsboro Agitator – September 28, 1921
Millerton, September 26 – Helen Friends, wife of W. H. Graham, died suddenly on Thursday morning, of heart failure, aged 66 years. The funeral was held from the home Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. James Gordon officiating; burial at Alder Run. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Dailey; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Simpson, of Millerton, and Mrs. Wm. Griswold, of Alder Run.
HENRY FRIENDS Millerton—Henry Friends, a lifelong resident of West Jackson, Pa., died at the family home Wednesday, aged 80 years. He is survived by his widow and one son Fred; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.The funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the home and at the Alder Run Church at 2 p.m. The Mitchell’s Mills Grange will assist in the funeral service which will be conducted by the Rev. Orey Bolt. Burial will be in Alder Run Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr. 12, 1933)
IRENE F. KNIGHT
Irene Friends Knight, 86, of Lawrenceville, died Friday, April 11, 1997 at home. Born Jan. or June 9, 1910, in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of Jesse and Emma Collum Friends. She was a life-long member of the West Jackson Baptist Church, Alder Run, having served as a Sunday School teacher, financial secretary, deaconess and in other capacities. She was a 70-year member of Mitchell's Mills Grange. She received her teaching degree from Mansfield Normal School in 1930 and taught until her marriage, March 10, 1934. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceding her in death was a sister, Marion Friends. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Lewis Knight; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Shirley and Walt Barnes of Lawrenceville, Carol Jean Holmes of Canton and Peggy and Bruce Hughes of Lawrenceville; seven grandchildren, Jim Barnes, John and Nancy Barnes, Jeff and Katrina Barnes, all of Lawrenceville, Tim Holmes, Tammy and Gary Gleckner, all of Canton, Patrick and Debbie Hughes of West Pittston, and Michael and Sue Hughes of Pottstown; three great-grandchildren, Brooks and Brennan Gleckner and Alexander Hughes. Calling hours were held Sunday, April 13, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY. Funeral services were held at the West Jackson Baptist Church Monday, April 14, with Patrick Hughes, her grandson, the Rev. Will Howe, her pastor, and the Rev. Vernon VanNess officiating. Burial was made in the Alder Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the West Jackson Baptist Church, Millerton. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)
FRIENDS –IRENE FRIENDS KNIGHT, age 86, of RD 1, Lawrenceville, PA, died on Friday, April 11, 1997 at her home. She was born July 9, 1910 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of Jesse and Emma Collum Friends. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lewis Knight; children, Shirley (Walt Barnes of Lawrenceville, Carol Jean Holmes of Canton, PA, Peggy (Bruce) Hughes of Lawrenceville; 7 grandchildren, Jim Barnes, John (Nancy) Barnes, Jeff (Katrina) Barnes all of Lawrenceville, Tim Holmes, Tammy (Gary) Gleckner all of Canton, Patrick (Debbie) Hughes of West Pittston, PA, Michael (Sue) Hughes of Pottstown, PA; 3 great-grandchildren, Brooks and Brennan Gleckner, Alexander Hughes. She was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Emma Friends, and her sister, Marion Friends. Irene was a lifelong member of West Jackson Baptist Church, Alder Run, PA having served a Sunday School Teacher, Financial Secretary, Deaconess and other capacities. She was a 70 year member of Mitchell’s Mills Grange. Irene received her teaching degree from Mansfield Normal School in 1930 and taught until her marriage, March 1, 1934. Irene and Lewis recently celebrated 63 years of wedded bliss. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was never happier than when she was spending time with her family. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira on Sunday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at West Jackson Baptist Church on Monday at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Patrick Hughes, her grandson, The Rev. Will Howe, her pastor and the Rev. Vermon VanNess. Interment will be in Alder Run Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may make contributions to the West Jackson Baptist Church, Millerton, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
JESSE C. FRIENDS, 79, of Lawrenceville RD 1, Tuesday, Nov.28, 1961. He was a member of West Jackson Baptist Church and a 60-7ear member of Mitchellsville Grange. Survived by daughters, Miss Marion Friends and Mrs. Lewis Knight of Lawrenceville RD 1; sister, Mrs. Gladys Myfelt of Corning; three grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield and will be removed this morning to the home of Lewis Knight, Lawrenceville RD 1. Prayer service there Saturday at 1 p.m., funeral at 1:30 in West Jackson Baptist Church, the Rev. Bernard VanNess. Alder Run Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser -11/30/1961
FRIENDS – Leonard L. Friends, age 82, of Tioga RD2, died Tuesday, August 17, 1976, at his home. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home on Friday with Rev. Richard Boothe officiating. Interment Alder Run Cemetery. The family requests that contributions be made to the Alder Run Cemetery Association. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Inscho Friends; daughters, Doris Friends of Elmira, NY and Laura Pettitt at home; sons, Albert Friends of Millerton RD2, Wilbur Friends of Millerton RD1; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a life time area farmer and had been a member of Mitchell’s Mills Grange for over 60 years. He had been on a School Board for over 30 years, and was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church. – Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12
FRIENDS - Marion Collum Friends, 84, of RD1, Lawrenceville, died Sunday, July 21, 1991 at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Lewis Knight. She was a 1925 graduate of Mansfield Normal School and a 1940 graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College. She was a lifelong member of the West Jackson Baptist Church in Alder run, having served in several capacities as teacher and officer. She was a 70-year member of Mitchell Mills Grange in Alder Run, a member of the PA State Grange, National Association of Retired Teachers, and the PA State Education Association. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught 39 years in various schools in the Millerton area. Preceding her in death were her mother, Emma Collum Friends, and father, Jesse Friends. Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Lewis Knight of Lawrenceville; three nieces, Shirley K. Barnes of Lawrenceville, Carol K. Holmes of Canton, Peg Hughes of Lawrenceville; six great-nephews, one great-niece, and several cousins. Calling hours were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY, Tuesday, July 23. Services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 24, with the Rev. Vernon VanNess and Rev. James Dresser officiating. Assisting was Patrick Hughes of the Baptist Bible Seminary of Clarks Summit. Burial was made at Alder Run Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 24, 1991 MSNS-1925; MSTC-1940
FRIENDS –MRS. NORA FRIENDS SIGNOR, 89 of Williamsport, formerly of Jackson Township, Millerton RD 1 Pa., widow of Hiram Signor, Friday, Dec. 30, 1955 at the home of daughter, Mrs. Zola Schell of Williamsport. She was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church in Alder Run, Pa. and the Golden Age Club of Williamsport, a former member of Mitchell Mills Grange and Alder Run Ladies Aid. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Schell, with whom she had resided and Mrs. Eleanor Andrews of Elmira; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body is at the Sanders Funeral Home, Williamsport where friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Removal will be made Monday morning to the West Jackson Baptist Church, Alder Run where the body will lie in state from noon until the funeral at 2 p.m., the Rev. C. R. Knight of Millport. Alder Run Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/31/1955
FRIENDS, Rhoda [SRGP 60107] - Mrs. Rhoda Smith - Rhoda, wife of Joshua Smith, was found dead in bed Thursday morning. The funeral was held on Friday at the West Jackson church, Rev. Mr. Sherer of Pine City, NY, officiating. Mrs. Smith, whose maiden name was Friends was born in Lawrence township about 70 years ago, and she had lived in Jackson more than 50 years. She leaves a husband and a large family to mourn her loss. (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
FRIENDS Wilbur L. Age 84, of Bethany Manor, formerly of Millerton, PA, diedon July 13, 2006 at Bethany Courtyard. Wilbur was born January 1, 1922 in Millerton, PA, the son of the late Leonard and Bessie Friends. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary of Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY; sons, Laverne (Carolyn) Friends of Orlando, FL, Edward (Mary Ann) Friends of Horseheads, NY, Lynn (Colleen) Friends of Millerton, PA; daughter, Nancy (Ron) Young of Boiling Springs, PA; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Hilda Allen, Josephine "Mike" and Marion Smith, Rexford Card and Nils and Patricia Card; also several nieces and nephews. Wilbur was a dairy farmer; he retired after 38 years of farming. He was a member of Northern Tioga Combined School Board, member of the Dairymen's League and the Farm Bureau, member of the Alder Run Grange, and a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday, July 22, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service there at 3:00 p.m. followed by burial in Alder Run Cemetery, Alder Run, PA. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society in Wilbur's memory.