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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Earlier called Squires Cemetery
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

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Photos by Joyce M. Tice
Obituaries & Clippings Collected from Scrapbooks by Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project.
Please submit any additional clippings or photos that you have available. 

 

 

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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.

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

 

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Gray Valley Cemetery Listing

Gray Valley Cemetery Association


WILLIAM J. ADKINS (SRGP 73602)
 Billy Joe Adkins, age 46, of RD 1, Mainesburg, left home about 8 pm on September 5th to train his coon dogs.  He did not return and his body was found in a cornfield southeast of his home. He had a history of heart disease.  Tioga County Deputy Coroner Kenyon ordered an autopsy but indicated an strong feeling toward heart attack. He was born May 22, 1933, in Gill, West Virginia, a son of Andrew and Daisy Cooper Adkins. Surviving are his wife, Tressa Brace Adkins; one son, Jasper, age 8; mother, Mrs. Daisy Cooper Adkins, Chapmanville, West Virginia; 9 brothers and sisters of West Virginia and California. He was employed at Ralph's Service Center in the body shop. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, with Rev. Raymond Valimont, officiating.  Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery.

ALEXANDER - STRANGE, CECILE A. (SRGP 06079)
 Age 87 of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Sylvania, Pa. on Wednesday, November 28, 1979 in Florida.  Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Saturday 11 am with Rev. Horace M. Patton officiating.  Burial Gray Valley Cemetery.  Troy Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at the Vickery Funeral Home Friday 8:30 pm.  The Sylvania Rebekah Lodge will hold a memorial service Friday 7:30 pm at the funeral home.  Survived by daughter, Phyllis Rumsey of Clearwater, Fla.; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandson.  She was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church; Sylvania Rebekah Lodge; Troy Eastern Star.
 

ASHLEY - York, Idella May ASHLEY (SRGP 08073)
Age 64 of Elk Run, Pa., Saturday, June 22, 1974 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends my call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral and committal service Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial Gray Valley. Contributions may be made to the medical research of your choice. Survived by husband, Ralph; one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Grace) Selleck of Cazenovia, NY; sons, Bird York and Roger York of Mansfield, Pa., Elden York of Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; Garry York of Mainesburg Pa.; mother, Mrs. Grace Ashley of Gladwin, Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Hugh (Lillian) Nelson, Mrs. William (Ida) Foor, Mrs. John (Louise) Pipoly, all of Farwell, Mich.; Brothers, Joseph Ashley of Farwell, Mich., Clifford Ashley of Gladwin, Mich.; ten grandchrildren; several launts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of the Elk Run Methodist Church, E. Sujllivan Grange and the Dolly Madikson Rebekah Lodge of Austinville, Pa. She was born Oct. 19, 1909 in Michigan.

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AUSTIN Daisy - MRS. WILLIAM ORVIS [SRGP 07324]
Daisy L. Orvis, 90, of Covington, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1984, in Broad Acres Nursing Home, Charleston Township, where she resided. She was born Oct. 21, 1893, in Mainesburg, the daughter of Alvin and Ida Robbins Austin. She was a member of the Church of the Covenant, Mansfield. Her husband, William Orvis, preceded her in death. Surviving are: one brother, Lloyd Austin of Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ward (Mabel) Austin of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 25, 1984 at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield at 1 pm with The Rev. Kenneth M. Meyer officiating.  Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery, Covington.

AUSTIN DAISY L - ORVIS, DAISY L.
Age 90, of Covington, Pa. Wednesday August 22, 1984.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Friday evening 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Saturday 1 pm.  The Rev. Kenneth M. Meyer officiating.  Burial Gray Valley Cemetery.  Survived by one brother Lloyd Austin of Wellsboro, Pa.; sister-in-law Mrs. Ward (Mabel) Austin of Mansfield, several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Highway Tabernacle Church and the widow of William Orvis; born October 21, 1893 in Mainesburg, Pa., the daughter of Alvin and Ida Robbins Austin.
 

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BAILEY Listed on 11/16/03 (SRGP 32796) 
          Theodore "Ted" A longtime resident of Pine City went home to be with his Lord  and Savior on Friday morning, November 14, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital,following an illness at the age of 71. Born in Troy, PA, Ted was the son of the late Clarence and Mildred Daniels Bailey. He was a loving husband and friend to Marilyn Bullard Bailey, they had celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. A licensed Minister, Ted was the founding pastor who started the Church Street Baptist Fellowship Church, which is now known as the Church Street Baptist Chapel. He served the Lord with all his heart and lived by his favorite scripture, Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that  love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." The proprietor of his family business, Bailey Co., Ted became well-known as a hard worker, serving numerous families and businesses in our community. He was a member of the Elmira Heights Fellowship Baptist Church, where he was very active as a church deacon. Ted was a loving family man who cherished time spent with his family and friends who survive him; his wife and companion, Marilyn Bullard Bailey, Pine City; their children, Norman (Terry) Bailey, Syracuse; LuAnn (Mike) Smith,Southport; and Gary L. (Vicki) Bailey, Southport; seven grandchildren, Daniel (Barbra) Smith, Sue (Dan) O'Connell, Marissa, Allison, Rebecca, Jayme (Jim Eden) and Ryan Bailey; a great-granddaughter, Brooke Smith; 

three sisters, Eleanor Bailey, Horseheads; Barbara (Howard) Harris, Southport; Joan (Paul) Hale, Port Charlotte, FL; seven brothers, Robert (Joan) Bailey, Lake Ontario;  Carroll (Marilyn) Bailey, Taughannock, PA; Mert (Ruth) Bailey, Horseheads; Larry (Teresa) Bailey, Millerton, PA; William (Louise) Bailey, Port Charlotte, FL; Dick (Cathy) Bailey, Elmira; John (Cathy) Bailey, Port Charlotte, FL; a beloved sister-in-law and brother-in-law, James and Ellen Benedict, Horseheads; niecesand nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by a sister, Doris Donald; and three brothers, Donald, Clarence Jr., and Harold Bailey. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home &  Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Monday, November 17, 2003 from 2 to 4and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral chapel at Caywood's on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. with Ted's pastor, the Reverend Larry Ostrander, officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Memorials may be directed to theFellowship Baptist Church, 220 Birchwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 inTed's  memory to further serve the Lord. 


Miss Lydia BAKER - d. Mansfield “last Sat.”, age 44 yrs., 11 mos., buried Grays Valley Cemetery, her mother was Mrs. Joseph Ballard, sister Mrs. Card of Sylvania, heart attack (Mansfield Advertiser 18 JUL 1888)
Lydia BAKER. Miss Lydia Baker dropped dead at her home in this boro on Saturday last, aged 44 years and 11 month. She was conversing pleasantly with her mother when the final summons came without a moment's warning. Death was the result of heart-disease. The funeral was largely attended from her late residence on Sherwood St. at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Woodward officiating, assisted by Rev. F. H. Cooper, Baptist, and Rev. W. D. Taylor, Methodist. The burial was at Gray' Valley. She was an active and highly respected member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a country officer also of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and an efficient member of the Presbyterian Home and Foreign Missionary Society. She had resided in Mansfield upwards of twenty years. Besides a mother, Mrs. Joseph Ballard, with whom she lived, Miss Baker leaves one sister, Mrs. Card, of Sylvania, and a brother in the west. She was a favorite Aunt of Prof. Mark Baker, the vocalist, of Elmira, whose absence in the west made it impossible for him to reach here in time for the funeral. Among the floral offerings at the obsequies was a beautiful anchor and cross, a gift of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. 


George BARDWELL  (SRGP 06924) - George E. Bardwell, 65, of Snedekerville RD 1, Pa. Saturday evening Feb. 4, 1950. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bethel M. Bardwell; daughters, Mrs. Howard Shaylor of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Mrs. Lisle Smith of Mainesburg, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Sue M. Smith of Tapon Springs, Fla; step-brothers, Archie and Nathaniel Soper, both of Wellsburg, Merritt Soper of St. Petersburg, Fla., six grandchildren. The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. The Rev. Orey Crippen., Gray Valley Cemetery. 


Amanda BRACE (SRGP 73586) - This is the obit for Amanda Lee Hinman, she was killed in an accident colliding with a rig 1/2 mile so. of Covington.
Amanda Lee Hinman, retiree of the Ward Manfacturing Inc.Age 37, of 136 Morris St., Blossburg, Pa. died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998. Born January 9, 1961 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Betty Dart Brace. Mrs. Hinman was married to Mike A. Hinman for 14 years.  Preceding her in  death by her mother; her brother; Earl Brace; and her beloved aunt, Amanda Brace. Surviving along with her husband, are a son, Michael W. at home; 2 daughters; Weaver of New York and Tonja at home; 2 sisters Ruth McClune of Va. and Margaret Brace of Salamanca, NY.  Paternal grandmother, Ivaline Brace; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Hinman was a member of Local 304B, G.M.P.  She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed camping.  Friends may call Saturday 6-8 pm. at the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. Blossburg, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 25 at 2 pm with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, Pastor of the Austinville church officiating.  Internment in the Gray Valley Cem., Sullivan twp.  In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be  made for her children's Education Fund, c/o Mike A. Hinman , 136 Morris St. Blossburg, Pa. 16912

AMANDA H. BRACE, 53, (SRGP 10433) of Blossburg, RR 1, PA died Tuesday, January 9, 1996 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.  Ms. Brace was born February 9, 1942, in Elkland, PA, a daughter of Ivaline Brace.  She was raised as a foster child of the Reverend Glen C. and Florence Dewey.  Ms. Brace was an inspector for Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg and was active in Union Local 304B G.M.P.  She was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, the Arnot Sportsman’s Club, the Arnot Sportsman’s Club, the Mansfield VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Blossburg Coal Festival Committee.  She was a social member of the Blossburg and Morris Run Legions and was active in raising funds for multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.  Surviving besides her mother are a companion, Robert Kilmer of Blossburg; son Timothy (Diane) Tice of Mainesburg, PA; daughter, Christine (Alan) Smith of Morris run, PA; son, Alfred (Lori) Tice of Granville Summit, PA; son, Anthony Tice of Blossburg, son Todd (Kathy) Tice of Blossburg, daughter, Kelley Amanda Cady; a special niece, Amanda Lee (Mike) Hinman of Blossburg; foster brother, Gene Dewey and Sam and James Wandell; a sister, Tressa Adkins; 14 grandchildren; and 15 brothers and sisters.  Funeral services were held at the Wm. Zwicharowski.  Funeral Home in Blossburg with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and interment to be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Township.  Memorial donations in Ms. Brace’s name may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Central Society, Williamsport, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.
 

BOYD A. BRACE (SRGP 02077)
 Boyd A. Brace, 87, of Mainesburg, PA, died Tuesday, December 15, 1992 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 27, 1905 in Richmond Township, a son of Harry and Lucy Tanner Brace. He was a member of the former Elk Run Methodist Church and the East Sullivan Grange and a well-known dairy farmer in the Mainesburg area. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Alice Morgan Brace; brothers, Gordon of Mainesburg, PA and Sterling of Wellsboro, PA; sisters, Mrs. Frances Vosburg of CT, Mrs. Winifred Tears of Troy, PA, Mrs. Eloise Foster of Elmira, NY and Mrs. DeEtte Cole of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on December 17 with the Rev. Robert Bellamy officiating assisted by the Rev. Ira Hindman with burial to be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg. Donations may be made to the Roseville Methodist Church or the Mansfield Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, December 24, 1992)

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BRACE, GLENN T. (SRGP 2073)
 Age 88, Wednesday, July 6, 1988 at the Cook Country Home, Mainesburg, Pa.  Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA Friday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral, Saturday, 10 am, at the Elk Run Methodist Church  The Rev. Robert Stump officiating.  Burial, Gray Valley Cemetery.  He is survived by 3 brothers Boyd and Gordon Brace, both of Mainesburg, PA, Sterling Brace of Wellsboro, PA; 4 sisters, Mrs. DeEtta Cole formerly of Sayre, PA, Mrs. Frances Vosburg of Mansfield, PA, Mrs. Eloise Foster of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Winifred (Herman) Tears of Columbia Crossroads, PA; several nieces and nephews;  He was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church and the East Sullivan Grange.  He was born July 1, 1900 in Rutland Township, Tioga County PA to Harry G. and Lucy Tanner Brace.

BULLARD CELIA - MRS. CELIA BULLARD ROBSON [SRGP 11440]
Mrs. Celia Bullard Robson, 55, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, August 9, 1955, following an extended illness. A daughter of William and Hettie Garlick Bullard, she was born in Ward Township, and has spent her entire life in this vicinity. She was a member of Gray's Valley Church and Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield. Survived by husband, Harold Robson; daughters, Mrs. Elaine Bubacz of Mainesburg and Mrs. Dorothy Wilbur of Millerton; son, Harold Robson, Jr., at home; brother, Milton Bullard of Mainesburg; three grandchildren. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call, and where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in Gray's Valley Cemetery.
 

MILTON W. BULLARD (SRGP 11439]
 Milton W. Bullard, age 69, of Ulster, Pa., formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 14, 1966.  Funeral was at the Earl Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa., Friday at 2 pm, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Doris Bullard; daughters, Mrs. Theodore Bailey of Pine City and Mrs. James Benedict of Horseheads; four grandchildren. He attended Bakerburg Community Church.

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CLEVELAND - Mrs. Myrtle R. Jackson [SRGP 08975] of Mainesburg, died Monday, August 11, 1975 in the Troy Community Hospital. The widow of Cecil J. Jackson, she observed her 75th birthday anniversary Friday. born Aug.. 8, 1899, in Canoe Camp, she was a daughter of Luman and Mary Flaig Cleveland. She was a member of Bakersburg Community Church. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the East Sullivan Grange. Surviving are two sons, Harold, of Mainesburg and Warren of Covington RD; two daughters, Miss Eva Jackson of Mainesburg and Mrs. Michael Vosick of Eldred, 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Township. The Rev. Glenn Dewey, her pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 14, 1975

Photo - Myrtle with daughter Eva

CALEB COLE (SRGP 79409) -  MANSFIELD – Caleb I. Cole, infant son of Daniel and Wendy TICE  Cole, of Mainesburg, died Saturday, August 18, in Packer Hospital, Sayre, shortly after birth.  Surviving, besides his parents, are a brother, Aaron, at home; paternal grandparents, Douglas and Mary Cole, of Mainesburg; maternal grandparents, Tom and Linda Tice, of Troy; maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Ruth Tice, of Mansfield; maternal great-grandmother, Edrie Abernathy, of Mansfield; and paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. DeEtte Cole, of Troy, and Mrs. Bertha Isbell, of Towanda.   The funeral will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, at Scureman’s, 130 South Main Street.  The Rev. Bill Pepper, pastor of Bakersburg Church, Gray Valley, and the Rev. Glenn Landis, New Life Temple Church, Canton, will officiate.  Burial will be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Twp., Tioga County.  There will be no visitation.
 

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DOUGLAS "Bill" COLE (SRGP 20318)
 Douglas William Cole, 65, Mainesburg, PA died unexpectedly on July 4, 2002 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA. He was born on March 21, 1937, a son of Harold O. and DeEtte Brace Cole. He graduated from Athens High School in 1955.  He was a self-employed farmer who also drove his own school bus for Southern Tioga School District for 36 years.  He was an active member of the Bakerburg Community Church.  Mr. Cole served his country in the US Army in Germany from 1960-1962. He is survived by his wife, Mary Isbell Cole; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas S. (Mary Ann) Cole of Mainesburg, PA, Daniel F. (Wendy) Cole of Landisville, PA, Dean N. (Brenda) Cole of Mainesburg and Dwight D. (Valerie) Cole of Canton, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca C. (Dean) Jackson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 14 grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. His parents and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Bakerburg Community Church at 1 pm with his pastor the Rev. David Dresser and his former pastor, the Rev. Bill Pepper officiating; there will be calling hours at the church one hour before the service.  Burial will be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Arrangements were in charge of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel in Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Mr. Cole's memory may be directed to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga County, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or the Bakerburg Community Church Mission Fund, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932. (TGR, Thursday, July 11, 2002)

COMFORT - JULIA TICE HULSLANDER (SRGP 00178)
 Julia L. Tice Hulslander, 73, of Wellsburg, NY died Sunday, May 5, 1991. She was born November 19, 1917 in Columbia Cross Roads, daughter of Frederick Comfort and Lena Irene Sayer Comfort.  She was a retired employee of Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Clifford Conklin of Wellsburg, Winifred and Bruce Krauss of Columbia Cross Roads, Beverly and Raymond Miles of Pine City, NY and Jennie and Clifford Hill of Lowman, NY; sons, Clifford Tice of Iowa and Lewis Tice Jr. of Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Linda Tice of Columbia Cross Roads; stepdaughter, Dawn Jessup of Painted Post, NY; stepsons, Glen Hulslander Jr. of Elmira Heights and William Hulslander of Elmira; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY with the Rev. Kelvin Jones officiating and interment to be in Gray Cemetery, Sylvania, PA.[ Correction - buried in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Towsnship - JMT] (TGR, Thursday, May 9, 1991)


Emma Elizabeth COOK (SRGP 11546) - GARDNER, MRS. EMMA
 Mrs. Emma Gardner, 77, died Sunday Feb. 14, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Bardwell, near Austinville.  She is survived by Mrs. Bardwell and two granddaughters, Mrs. Lyle Smith, Chandlesburg, Pa., and Mrs. Howard Shaylor, Columbia Cross Roads.  The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. William Canfield, a neighbor by the Rev. Glen Dewey.  Burial in Squires Cemetery. (Gray Valley Cemetery) 


J.B. DANN  (SRGP 09497) Obituary: Death of Mr. J. B. Dann: Mrs. J.B. Dann died Thursday evening Oct. 16, 1898, at 7:30 o'clock at his home in Elk Run, after a lingering illness of heart disease. Mr. Dann was one of ten children of Baxter and Caroline Dann. He was born Dec. 13th 1834. He was united in Marriage April 4th, 1865, with Miss Susannah M. Davenport who survives him. He united with the M.E. church. True to every Christian obligation, a devoted husband and father, a king neighbor, his death is sincerely mourned by all who knew him. Besides a wife he leaves three daughters and two sons; Mrs. F.L. Wood, of Elmira; Misses Ella and Nette, and Arthur J. and Harry E. at home. The funeral was largely attended from his late home on Sunday, the Rev. H.E. Hyde officiating. A male quartette composed of Messrs. George Robbins, Ed Welch, C.B. Hulslander, and Chas. Strange rendered appropriate selections for the occasion. The bearers were Messrs. Dr. Bradford, C. Hulslander, john Styres, Foster Garrison, H.C. Updyke, and J.N. Tears. Interment in Grays' Valley Cemetery.

 

DenBLEYKER Evelyn Doris (DenBleyker) Slaymaker [SRGP 90029]

age 87, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 15, 1925 in Passaic, NJ, she was the daughter of Conrad and Florence (Karl) DenBleyker. Evelyn and her husband, Glenn Slaymaker, would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on August 12, 2013.   Prior to her retirement, Evelyn was employed as an accountant and payroll clerk with Roman Haus. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church and enjoyed quilting.  Evelyn is survived by her husband, Glenn, two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cheryl Slaymaker of Newfoundland, PA, Glenn and Edie Slaymaker of West Hebron, NY; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Samuel Yeckley of Morrisdale, PA; a brother, Harold DenBleyker of Pompano Beach, FL; 7 grandchildren: Crystal and Steve, David and Breanne, James, Glenn, David and Sarah, Daniel and Jessica, Dean and 7 great grandchildren: Dylan, Damian, Savannah, Bristol, Peyton, Lauren, Janelle. She was predeceased by a brother, John DenBleyker and a sister, Marie Hart.  Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at the Bakerburg Community Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be held immediately following calling hours at 1:00 PM at the church with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn's name to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 and the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932. Burial will be in the Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.     Funeral home obituary – March 13, 2013 

 

DEWEY - BLANCHE HULSLANDER (SRGP 07520)
 Mrs. Blanche Hulslander, age 84, of Troy RD 1, PA, died Friday, April 30, 1971, in the Troy Community Hospital.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Sunday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Lee Damon officiated.  Burial was in the Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Harold C. Mitchell of Mercer Island, Washington; sons, Stewart of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Harold of Troy RD 1, Donald of Nashville, Tennessee; sister, Mrs. Myron Webster of Mansfield, brother; Rev. Glenn Dewey of Sylvania, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hulslander was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church.

DEWEY – Rev. Glenn Dewey, (SRGP 14332) 92, of Troy, PA died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1986. He was a minister of the Austinville Union Church and Bakersburg Community Church for over 30 years. Surviving are: his wife of 54 years, Florence; sons, Eugene of Washington DC, Sam Wandell of Blossburg and James Wandell of Mansfield; daughters, Amanda Harkness of Blossburg and Tressa Adkins of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday, March 1, at 2 PM at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA with the Rev. Herbert Punchard, Rev. Kenneth Marple and Pastor Bill Petter officiating. Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery. Memorial services were held Sunday, March 2, at 11 AM at the Austinville Union Church and at 7:30 PM at the Bakersburg Community Church. Contributions may be made to Mr. & Mrs. Dan Shaylor, missionaries in Venezuela, c/o Florence Dewey, Troy, PA or the Child Evangelism Fellowship.

REV. GLENN C. DEWEY, 92, (SRGP 14332) of Troy died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1986, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Dec. 22, 1893 in Mainesburg, Pa., he was the son of Eugene and Lillian Palmer Dewey.  He served as minister of the Austinville Union Church and the Bakerburg Community Church for over 30 years.  He founded and directed the Mansfield Bible Conference for 12 years.  Several went as missionaries as a result of this ministry.  Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Florence Tice Dewey; sons Eugene Dewey of Washington, D.C., Sam Wandell of Blossburg, Pa., James Wandell of Mansfield; daughters Amanda Harkness of Blossburg, Tressa Adkins of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Friday from 7-9 p.m.  A family service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Herbert Punchard, Rev. Kenneth Marple and Pastor Bill Pepper.  Burial will be in Gray Valley Cemetery.  There will be a memorial service Sunday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at the Austinville Union Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  There will also be a memorial service Sunday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bakerburg Community Church, with Pastor Bill Pepper officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mr. and Mrs. Don Shaylor, Missionaries in Venezula, c/o Mrs. Florence Dewey, Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, Pa., or the Child’s Evangelism Fellowship.  –Towanda Daily Review.


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Lawrence FRICKEL (SRGP 21880) - STUDENT VICTIM OF RIFLE BULLET AT MOSHERVILLE 
Lawrence Frickel, 16, High School Lad, Dies After His Gun Is Accidentally Discharged on Hunting Trip Monday Afternoon. His skull pierced by the accidental discharge of his own rifle, Lawrence Frickel, 16, high school student of Mosherville, Pa., died five minutes after being admitted to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital at 5:20 p.m. Monday. Although every effort was made to prolong his life he died without regaining consciousness after the .22 caliber bullet entered the skull over the right eye. The youth is thought to have been hunting woodchucks with the rifle, a Christmas present, at the time of the fatal accident and the weapon is thought to have discharged as he was climbing a fence. There were no eye witnesses to the tragedy, but Clare Blamer garage operator at Mosherville, heard the shot, and noticed the boy’s body lying by the fence, about 500 feet from the garage. Mr. Balmer with Glenn Brewer and John C. Davis, neighbors, carried to boy to a car and rushed him to the hospital. Mr. Balmer states that the rifle was lying by the side of the youth when they found him. Local officials referred the fatal shooting to Sheriff Howard L. Bailey of Towanda, Pa., and Mr. Bailey investigated the case at the hospital. A certificate of accidental death by shooting will be returned, he said. The youth is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mr. Harry Frickel; a brother, LaRue and four sisters, Lucille, Irma, Jeanette and Jean, all at home. The funeral will be held in the Mosherville Church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in the Gray Valley Cemetery. 

FROST Anna J - MCNEAL, Anna J. (SRGP 80328)
Age 61, of Covington, PA, died Friday, September 18, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Anna was born March 25, 1948 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Kenneth and Madaline (Bolt) Frost. She was the wife of Kenneth "Butch" L. McNeal, Jr. and would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in October. Anna was a member of Alanon, enjoyed cooking, yard sales, flowers, gardening and collecting various items. Anna is survived by her husband, Butch; her mother, Madaline Frost of New Albany, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Anne McNeal of Covington, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Carey and Jonathan Mitchell of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren, Kassy, Erann, Emma, Isaac, Aiden and Amaya; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Kathy Frost of Elkland, PA, David and Judy Frost, Duane and Lena Frost, all of Covington, PA; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margaret Smith of Mansfield, PA, Elaine and LeRoy Walker of Wyalusing, PA, Jeanette and Gary Alexander of New Albany, PA; several special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Kenneth Frost; mother-in-law, Phyllis McNeal; sister-in-law, Susan Frost; and grandfather, Earl Bolt. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Dressler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Anna's memory to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Foundation, CUREPSP, Executive Plaza II, 11350 McCormick Rd., Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009   Note:  Cremains buried at Gray Valley Cemetery 21 August 2010.
 

Ella Mae GARDNER  (SRGP 11545) MRS. BARDWELL DIES AS FIRE RAZES CHICKEN HOUSE 
Mrs. Ella Gardner Bardwell, wife of George E. Bardwell, prominent farmer of the Austinville-Roseville section, was burned to death Tuesday afternoon, December 2, 1941, when fire destroyed a poultry building on the farm. The flaming building was discovered by Clifford hart, farm employee, as he was bringing a load of wood to the place. He and a neighbor, Raymond VanZile, attempted to control the fire but the building was consumed and Mrs. Bardwell’s body was found inside the ruins. Mr. Bardwell was in Troy at the time of the tragedy. Miss Mary Seeley, Deputy Coroner of Tioga County, said that the fire was caused by gasoline ignited by Mrs. Bardwell. She was 56 years old, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and a very accomplished musician. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Howard Shaylor, Austinville, and Mrs. Evelyn Smith, Roseville. Services will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Soper Funeral Home with burial in the Gray Valley Cemetery. 

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Goldie Pearl GRIFFIN (SRGP 00176) - TICE, MRS. GOLDIE 
 Services for Mrs. Goldie Tice, 75, of Troy were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, May 8, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Interment was in Gray Valley cemetery, Mainesburg.  Mrs. Tice died May 6, 1965 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church.  Surviving are daughters Mrs. Lea Monroe of Tioga Center, N.Y., Mrs. Ernest Ripley of Pine City, RD 1, Mrs. Rex Chamberlain of Mainesburg, Pa., Mrs. Elmer VanHorn of Troy, Mrs. Leon Hoffman of Troy, four sons, Colie Tice of Troy, Lewis of Wellsburg, N.Y., Thomas of Covington, George of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Ralph Davidson of Elmira, Mrs. Owen Hart of Mansfield, Mrs. Glenn Updyke of Gillett, Mrs. Fred Belnap of Elmira, Mrs. Nellie Labar of Elmira, Mrs. Nancy Lewis of Mansfield; brothers, Cecil Griffen and Walter Griffen of Mansfield, and Cornelius Griffen, Johnstown, N.Y.; 32 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  .   Note:  daughter should be Mrs. Leon Putnam not Hoffman.  Goldie use to live in an apartment above us on Elmira St. EW  

 

LEVI (BURT) HOLCOMB (SRGP 08406)
Levi (Burt) Holcomb, age 98, of Mainesburg, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 14, 1969.  Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday at 2 pm.  Rev. Lee Damon and the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by son, Harry Holcomb, Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter, Mrs. Viola Schwab, Miami, Fla.; step-daughters, Miss Sadie Lay, Miss Mary Lay and Mrs. Charles Nash, all of Mainesburg; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Holcomb was a retired farmer; a member of the Bakerburg Community Church and a 50 year member of E. Sullivan Grange

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Lucy Permelia HULSLANDER (SRGP 03697) - LUCY PERMELIA SMITH
Lucy Permelia, wife of A. O. Smith died at her home in Gray Valley April 13th, 1923. She was the daughter of Thomas and Eunice Hulslander and was born in Sullivan sixty-eight years ago last September. At the age of thirteen she was left an orphan. Her father was killed in the Civil War. She attended the Orphans’ School at Mansfield for three years. About forty-six years ago she was married to Albert O. Smith and had been a faithful wife and loving companion all these years. Mrs. Smith was woman of quiet nature, and was devoted to her family. She will be greatly missed, not only in her home where friends were dearest, but by the entire community. She had been a great sufferer for the past two years, and all that loving hand could do was done to make her as comfortable as possible. She leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. John Hurlburt, of Troy, her only son having been buried last January; one sister, Mrs. Clara Richmond, of Elmira, and two brothers, Thomas Hulslander, of Creighton, Nebraska, and Merritt Edgerton of Elmira. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday. Rev. Fargot, of Sylvania, officiating. Two hymns were beautifully sung by Mrs. Charlotte Robbins and Mr. Harry Hulslander, burial taking place in the family plot at Gray Valley.

Canton Woman, Mainesburg Man Killed in Crash
     MRS. EILEEN JAYSON, 53, prominent Canton R.D. 1, resident and CECIL JACKSON, 55, (SRGP 09435) of Mainesburg R.D., were killed in a head-on automobile collision, Thursday afternoon about 2:15 on Route 14, two miles south of Troy.  The collision came without warning, when Jackson's car crossed into the opposite traffic lane.  Both victims were driving alone.  Mrs. Jayson died about three hours later in the Troy Community Hospital.  She was widely known as a landscape designer and lived between Canton and Grover.  She leaves a daughter Joy ?.  Mrs. Jayson suffered a crushed chest and broken sternum, fractures of both legs above the knees, fractures of both bones of the right leg below the knees and multiple contusions and lacerations.  Dr. Couch of Troy said she died of shock.  Mr. Jackson was killed instantly, crushed against the steering wheel.  He was on his way home from work for the Pennsylvania State Highway Department.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Robinson Jackson, and four children:  Mrs. Geroge Brian of Sylvania and Miss Eva Jackson at home; sons, Harold and Warren Jackson, both of Mainesburg; sisters, Mrs. Esther Kelsey of Phelps, N.Y., and Mrs. Ella Mitchell of Berkley, California; 10 grandchildren.  His funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery.  He was a member of the East Sullivan Grange.  State Police advanced the theory that Jackson may have blacked out just before the crash.  There were no skid marks.  Pvt. George Qwczarski,  of the Towana State Police substation, investigating officer, said Jackson was traveling north toward Troy, when his car left the right side of the highway and crossed over to the opposite lane and struck Mrs. Jaysons car traveling south.

ELMER J. JACKSON (SRGP 73595)
     Elmer J. Jackson, 66, of Tioga RD 2 was found dead by neighbors Thursday in his home.  Coroner Dr. Harry Williams, Tioga County Coroner, said he died of a self-inflicted bullet wound of the head.  The incident occured sometime between 1 p.m. Wednesday and 9:20 a.m. Thursday.  Born in Tioga County Aug. 1, 1904, he was the son of Delos and Blanche Kelsey Jackson.  Mr. Jackson of Tioga, formerly of Mainesburg, died Thursday, November 26, 1970.  Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Saturday at 1:30.  The Rev. Robert Young and the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial was in the Gray Valley Cemetery.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Ethel) Kelsey, Hall, N.Y.; Mrs. George (Myrtle) Kutch, Horsham, Pa.; Mrs. Donald (Hazel) Moody, Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and two aunts, Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, Mainesburg; Mrs. Esther Kelsey, Hall, N.Y.
 

JACKSON - Eva May Jackson, 83, [SRGP 09435] diedon Oct. 29 [2003] at the Broad Acres Nursing Home. Born Sept. 1, 1920 in Bradford County, she was the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle Cleveland Jackson. Eva was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church. Surviving are nephews, James W. [Susan] Jackson of Mansfield, Paul R. [June] Jackson of Troy; brother, Harold Jackson of Mainesburg; sister, Ruthadele Vosick of Eldred. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Jackson. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield on Saturday, Nov. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Dressler officiating. Interment will be at Gray Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial may be directed to the American Lung Association, 738 South Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504 or the Bakersburg community church, RR#1, Mainesburg, PA 16932. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 5, 2003

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Robert W. JACKSON , 34, (SRGP 73596)of Mainesburg, Pa., died at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 1942, at a Geneva hospital of injuries received when he was kicked by a horse. He was employed on a farm near Geneva. He was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delos Jackson; two brothers, Elmer, at home, and Lee of Mainesburg; three sisters, Mrs. Samuel Kelsey of Geneva, Mrs. George Kutch of Lebanon, Pa., and Mrs. Daniel L. Moody of Scottsburg, N. Y., and his grandmother, Mrs. Olive Kelsey of Richmond Twp., Pa. The body is at the Soper funeral home, Troy, where friends may call until Monday afternoon. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Mainesburg Methodist Church. The Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate. Gray Valley Cemetery

Painter Is Killed In Fall at Troy
     A Mainesburg part-time painter fell to his death when a second story porch railing on a Troy store where he was working gave way yesterday afternoon about 2:45 o'clock.  VERN DEE JACKSON, 51, was the victim.  (SRGP 69409) He was pronounced dead on arrival at Troy Community Hospital, where he was rushed in the Troy Fire Department Ambulance.  He suffered a fractured skull, according to Coroner Gerald Vickery.  Jackson and James Terwilliger were painting the Tiller Paint Store at 101 Canton street, in the center of the Troy business section, when the accident occured.  According to reports, Jackson was trying to hand a ladder down to Terwilliger when the railing gave way and he plunged to a concrete sidewalk about 15 feet below.  He was an employe of the Mansfield Novelty Company.  Five years ago, on Oct. 3, 1955, he was the driver of a school bus which was hit by a truck with the result that two children were killed, one of them his eight-year-old son.  He was cleared of all blame in the crash, which occured in a fog, the truck driver explaining that he was adjusting his windshield wiper when his vehicle swerved across the road and hit the school bus.  Surviving are his wife Marian; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Strong of Mansfield RD3 and Phyllis at home; two sons, Richard with the U.S. Navy in Italy and Robert at home; a brother Elmer of Mansfield RD 3; three sisters, Mrs. Samuel Kelsey of Geneva, Mrs. George Kutch of Horsham, Pa., and Mrs. Donald Moody of Lafayette, N.Y.; and one grandson.  The body was removed to the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield.

VERN DEE JACKSON (SRGP 69415)
     Vern Dee Jackson, 8, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 3, 1955.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Dee Jackson; brothers, Richard and Robert; sisters, Shirley and Phyllis, all at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lena Rice, Mansfield R.D. 1.  Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home and will be taken to the Mainesburg Methodist Church Thursday at noon where funeral will be held at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey and the Rev. Donald Roe officiating; interment in Grays Valley.

LAY –ESTHER L. NASH, 92, (SRGP 03215) of Mainesburg died February 9, 1988 at Cook’s Country Home.  She was born June 1895 in Gray Valley, the daughter of Orrin and Emma Squires Lay.  She was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church and was a secretary for Sullivan Township for many years.  She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Knaz of Honesdale, PA; one grandson; sister, Miss Mary Lay of Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield on February 12 with Rev. William Pepper officiating and burial to be in Gray Valley Cemetery.

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LAY ESTHER - Mrs. Esther L. Nash (SRGP 03215)
MAINESBURG---Mrs. Esther L. Nash, 92, a resident of Cook's Country Home, died there today, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1988. Her husband, Charles Nash, died in 1970. Mrs. Nash was Sullivan Twp. secretary for many years. She was a member of Bakersburg Community Church. Born June 28, 1895, at Gray Valley, she was a daughter of Orrin and Emma Squires Lay. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Knaz, of Honesdale, a sister, Miss Mary Lay, of Wellsboro, and a grandson. The funeral will be at 1 pm Friday at Wilston's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial will be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Gray Valley. The Rev. William Pepper, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday.
 

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James LAY (SRGP 3219)- James L. Lay , aged 7 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin E. Lay, died in Elmira, of diphtheria, after an illness of but one week. Burial  in Gray Valley Cemetery.


Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCOUNTY RESIDENT MARKS 100TH BIRTHDAY (SRGP 03214)
 "The baby was born tonight. Dr. Maine was here." This is the sole entry for Sunday, Nov. 30, 1890, in the diary of Lafayette Squires, grandfather of baby Mary Hannah Lay. A hundred years ago it was not unusual for several generations to live together, and there was plenty of space in the 13-room family homestead in Gray Valley, Tioga County, for eight people--Mary's grandparents, Lafayette and Mary Wilson Squires; her parents, Orrin and Emma Squires Lay; sisters Sadie and Esther; and brother James.Mary, who is now a resident of Broad Acres, and her siblings went to the one room Gray Valley School and attended the Bakersburg Church which their grandfather had helped to build. One childhood memory which she often related to her niece Eleanor was of putting doll clothes on kittens. Sometime after her 80th birthday, Mary began to write a history. In her own words, "I am over 80 years old and very forgetful so I wanted to make history. Thought it would be nice to read in the years ahead. This is the way I remember it." Mary's recollections begin with childhood times on the family farm and continue on through her young adulthood in Elmira and subsequent return to the Gray Valley homestead at age 24.

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  She described early Chistmases, with gifts of books, dolls, paints and colors, games like Old Maid and Pit, and even a real stove that could take matches for wood. "I had a fire in it and nearly burned the house," Mary wrote. While Mary lived in Elmira, she and her sister Esther were diagnosed with tuberculosis, but their parents refused to send them to a sanitarium. During those years, Mary did embroidery and sewing and after recovery worked at Howell's box factory. The family kept a flat-bottom boat by the Lake Street Bridge during the Elmira years and friends and relatives often had lunch with them on the craft. They travelled to Troy and Mansfield by train to see relatives, and saw picture shows at the Strand, Colonial, Capitol, and Keeney theatres, where tickets were five cents. They ordered their groceries on Saturday night and they would then be delivered, sometimes as late as 3 am. When Mary was 24, the family moved back to the Gray Valley homestead. She spent the next 54 years living there with her sister Sadie. Her history gives a detailed accounting of country life, including passages about the orchards and gardens, descriptions of her home and the homes of other relatives in Tioga County, and her delight in the flowers that grew around her home. "Everyone that saw our flowers thought they were a thing of beauty," she wrote. "Another thing we were blessed with that the Dear Lord had helped us to have. Burt (her stepfather) and I loved the flowers. Don't want to forget about them. I can see them just where they all were since leaving farm." As the years passed, family members died and the family farm was sold. Mary ultimately took up residence with her sister Esther. In writing her history, Mary also incorporated some of her grandmother Squires' notes (she had been in 1845), which, in turn, dealt with that woman's grandparents (Mary's great-grandparents). It is conceivable that the earliest events mentioned could have taken place while George Washington was president. "When my grandfather burton (sic) came in this country the road was so ruff (sic) my grandmother had a little baby in her arms." reads the notes written by Mary's grandmother Squires. "It (the baby) was jared (sic) out. The wagon run over it! Killed it. They stoped (sic) by the side of the road and burried (sic) it... My father worked up to Wellsborough (sic) to pay the morgage (sic). He plowed where the courthous (sic) now stands."

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In 1983, Mary's sister, Esther, herself 88, was not able to continue caring for her, so Mary came to Broad Acres. Esther died in 1988 at the age of 92. Mary's immediate family now is her niece, Eleanor Knaz of Honesdale, and Eleanor's husband, Donald, along with great-nephew Joseph Knaz and his wife Sanja.  Throughout her history, Mary's love for her family and the farm is evident.  "We were so contended in our lovely farm home after we came back from Elmira," she wrote. "Never seen a day that we were lonesome. We missed our loved ones that were gone. I will never regret the day I helped do the work and cared for members of our family and helped save our home (the house was mortgaged at one time to cover repairs due to tenant damage). "I have made history as far back as I know up to the time of selling our farm. All of these records are gone beyond me but I have the precious memories wrote in these books. I don't want to forget as long as I have my mind. They are such a comfort to me to read over and over." Mary's niece Eleanor says that her aunt never showed a trace of selfishness or jealousy---on the contrary, "a hundred years of helping others, a hundred years of thanksgiving."

IN LOVING MEMORY
Mary Hannah Lay

DATE OF BIRTH
November 30, 1890
Gray Valley, PA

DATE OF DEATH
December 16, 1993
Wellsboro, PA

SERVICES
Wilston Funeral Home
Wednesday, December 22, 1993 at 2:00 PM

OFFICIATING CLERGYMAN
Rev. Ernest Brodie Jr.

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Gray Valley Cemetery


Orrin LAY (SRGP 03208) - Obituary: Mr. Orrin LAY Shot Himself- Had Said He Had Nothing To Live For.  Mr. Orrin E. LAY, aged 38, a prominent and prosperous farmer of Gray Valley, in Sullivan Township, committed suicide at his home at about 6 o'clock last Tuesday morning, May 14th, by shooting himself in the right side with a shotgun at close range. He had been heard to express a strong desire to die, saying he had nothing to live for. The suicide was a son of Mr. James LAY, of Sullivan township, and a son-in-law of the late Mr. LaFayette SQUIRES, of the same township. He is survived by his father, his wife and by four children - three daughters and one son.   Mr. LAY went, shortly after breakfast, to the woodshed and there shot himself. he placed the muzzle of the gun against his side and discharged the weapon with the aid of a small crotched stick, most of the charge passing through his body. Dr. GUSTIN, of Sylvania, attended him in response to a hurried summons, but the case was a hopeless one. The suicide, however, lingered about five hours until death relieved him. He lost consciousness immediately after the shooting, but regained it and died in full possession of his mental faculties.   Mr. LAY was well liked by his acquaintances, and intense regret because of the tragedy has been expressed by many of his friends in Sullivan, and much sympathy has been evinced for his father, who is highly esteemed.

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LAY, SARAH E. "Sadie" (SRGP 03213)
 Age 93 of Broad Acres, Wellsboro, Pa formerly of Mainesburg, Pa.  Sunday, Feb. 14, 1982.  Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa Tuesday from 12 to 1 pm.  Funeral Service at 1 pm from the funeral home.  Rev. Jay Molyneaux, her former pastor.  Burial Gray Valley Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa.  Survived by 2 sisters, Miss Mary Lay and Mrs. Esther Nash both of Mansfield, Pa.; niece, Mrs. Donald (Eleanor) Knaz of Honesdale, Pa.  She was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church and former member of East Sullivan Grange for 49 years.

LEWIS      - MARIE L. ROSE [SRGP 15714]
 Word was received in Mansfield of the death of Mrs. Marie L. Rose, of New York City, widow of the late Warren Morrison Rose and daughter-in-law of Mrs. Laura S. Rose. Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery Monday, December 20, 1965. A memorial service was held at the grave Thursday, December 23rd, conducted by the Rev. David Griffiths. Mrs. Rose is survived by one aunt in New York City, a sister in Florida and two nephews in New York City.

McGILL –SHIRLEY JEAN MILLER. (SRGP 55555)  On October 10, 2003, Shirley Jean (McGill) Miller, 77, Columbia Cross Roads, RR 3, diedpeacefully after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family, at her son’s Southport, NY residence.  Known as Jean to her family and friends, she was born Jan. 15, 1926 in Rochester, NY.  She was blessed with gifted hands that performed artistry with needle and thread, working many years as a seamstress at factories both in New York and Pennsylvania.  Her last place of employment was the American Trim Factory, Troy, PA.  She met a gentleman named Francis Miller, and in 1957 they were united in marriage.  Together they raised two sons and four daughters.  Mrs. Miller was a woman who thrived on work, and always seemed to be at her best when on the go.  She enjoyed crocheting afghans, as well as other assorted handcrafts and fishing.  She had a warm, friendly personality and was always ready to lend a helping hand.  Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Francis, at home; sons Ronald William (and Dawn) Miller, Southport, Harvey Allen Miller, Columbia Cross Roads; daughters Mary Ellen Miller, Colorado Springs, CO, Linda Voorhees Shannon, Milan, Jean Marie Pierontoni, Bloomsburg, Barbara Sue Giles, Mansfield; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Her grandson, Joshua Brown, preceded her in death.  The funeral service was held from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Oct. 12 with Deacon William H. Graham officiating.  Interment was in the Gray Valley Cemetery.  Memorials in her name may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY or Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FRANCIS W. ‘SLIPPERY’ MILLER, on the evening of Saturday, September 3, 2005, Francis William Miller of Columbia Cross Roads diedquietly at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was 79 years of age.  Born June 8, 1926 in Delaware Township, Northumberland County, PA, he was the son of Harvey A. and Mary (Campbell) Miller.  Mr. Miller was an industrious man with a strong work ethic, and through the course of his lifetime developed into a “Jack of all Trades.”  Adamantly independent he preferred doing for himself rather than depend upon others.  However, he was the first to volunteer whenever someone else needed a helping hand.  He was a farmer, heavy equipment operator, excavator, machinist and auto mechanic rolled into one.  It was while employed at Calkins Motors in Troy that his expertise at repairing and rebuilding engines earned him the nickname “Slippery” or simply “Slip.”  Mr. Miller was a former member of Canton Lodge #429, Loyal Order of Moose.  He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed fishing and playing checkers with his beloved wife of forty-six years, the late Shirley Jean (McGill) Miller.  He enjoyed the company of his family and friends, whom he constantly entertained with his famous tall tales, embellished by his keen sense of humor.  Mr. Miller is survived by his sons, Ronald (& Dawn) Miller of Elmira, Harvey A. Miller of Columbia Cross Roads, William (& Joan) Reiner of Tunkhannock, and Ronnie (& Kathy) Confair of Turbotville; daughters, Mary Ellen Miller of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda Voorhees Shannon of Milan, PA, Jean Marie Pierentoni (& fiancé Paul Kluck) of Drums, PA, Barbara Sue Giles of Covington, PA, Wanda (& Clyde) Mingle of Turbotville, and Linda (& Jerry) McManas of South Williamsport, as well as 23 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary K. Leech in 1991, grandson Joshua Brown in 1989, wife Shirley Jean Miller and sister Margaret Confer, both in 2003.  Funeral services were conducted at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton on Wednesday, September 7, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment followed in the Gray Valley Cemetery near Mainesburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MONROE, BURGE (SRGP 02835)
 Burge Monroe age 61, of Athens R.D. 1, Saturday June 13, 1964.  He was a farmer.  Survived by wife Mrs. Leah Monroe; sons, Burdge Jr. Of Canton; Robert at home; daughters, Mrs. LaDane Neal of Wellsburg, Mrs. June Wheeler of Tioga Center; sisters, Miss Frida Monroe of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Elida Ellsworth of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Schudle of Florida; brothers, Daniel of Waverly, Thomas of Toledo, Edward of Ohio; 13 grandchildren.  Body at Jenkins Funeral Home, Athens.  Calling hours: Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey, Gray  Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg.

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MORGAN - ALICE M. BRACE (SRGP 02100)
 Alice M. (Morgan) Brace, 86, formerly of Sullivan Township, Mainesburg, died Wednesday , Sept. 8, 1999, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born July 12, 1913, in Armenia Township, Bradford County, she was the daughter of George Amson and and Anna Clark Morgan. She was a member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and was active in the Roseville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the East Sullivan Grange, the Roseville United Methodist Womens Fellowship and a member of the 55 Plus Club in Mansfield. She was also a member of the former Armenia Baptist Church and secretary for many years and helped organize their Old Home Day after the closing of church from 1930 until 1996. Preceding her in death was her husband of 41 years, Boyd A. Brace, who died in 1992; and two brothers, Harold and Raymond Morgan. 

Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Nelson and Lucille Morgan of Mainesburg, James and Faye Morgan of Troy and Irma Morgan of Troy; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Calling hours were held Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Saturday, Sept. 11, with the Rev. Howard T. Woodruff officiating. Burial was made at Gray Valley Cemetery, Sylvania Township, Tioga County. Memorial donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 1878, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.

MORGAN Alice M. BRACE, 86, of Mainesburg, PA, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA.  She was born on July 12, 1913 in Armenia Twp., Bradford Co., a daughter of George Armson and Anna Clark Morgan.  Mrs. Brace was a member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and was active in the Roseville United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the east Sullivan Grange, the Roseville United Methodist Women’s Fellowship and a member of the 55-plus in Mansfield.  She was also a member of the former Armenia Baptist Church and secretary for many years; she helped organize Old Home Day after the closing of the church from 1930 to 1996.  Alice is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Nelson and Lucille Morgan of Mainesburg, PA, James and Faye Morgan of Troy, PA and Irma Morgan of Troy; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Boyd A. Brace, in 1992 and brothers, Harold and Raymond Morgan.  Services were held September 11 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Howard T. Woodruff officiating and burial to be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sylvania Twp., Tioga County.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, Rr2, Box 1878, Mansfield, PA 16933. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, September 16, 1999


Laura MOSHER (7091) - Mrs Laura Strange, 86. died at her home in Sylvania on Saturday morning. The funeral was he d at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m., Reverend Claude Shafer officiating; interment in Gray Valley Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Burt Strange at home, and three grandsons, Harry of Elmira; Frank of Wyalusing and George of Corning.

MOSIER Alice Letitia Reilly [SRGP 76832}
96, of Amsterdam, N.Y. and formerly of Easton and Asaph, died after a short illness on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Born on June 8, 1914, in Weldon, she was the daughter of the late George B. Mosier and Elizabeth Marple Mosier.  She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, William Joseph Reilly in 2003 and by one infant brother and six sisters, Dorothy Slack, Mary Woodring, Naomi Gier, Catherine Schwab, Eleanor Coopersmith, and Hannah Hanley. Alice Reilly graduated as an RN from Easton Hospital School of Nursing in 1936 and was active for many years as a nurse and midwife. She will be remembered as a gentle and supportive presence to all who knew her, and as a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her two sons, Patrick Reilly of Amsterdam, N.Y. James Reilly of Rochester, N.Y., and their wives, Audrey and Linda Reilly. Her grandchildren are A. Colleen Reilly of Schenectady, N.Y., Doreen Benson of Shenandoah, Va., Jennifer Kellogg of Rochester, N.Y. and Daniel Reilly of Washington, D.C. She is survived by three great-grandchildren, Alice, Zachary and Eleanor Benson.  The Reilly family is grateful to the staff of the Wilkinson Center at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital for caring for her so well during her four years of residence there. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Amsterdam, N.Y., Public Library. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, followed by interment at Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg.  [Sullivan Township NOT Mainesburg] Wellsboro Gazette - December 24, 2010
 

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CHARLES W. NASH
Charles W. Nash, age 74, of Mainesburg, died Saturday, August 8, 1970 at Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Glenn Dewey and Rev. Lee Damon officiated. Burial was in the Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Esther; daughter, Mrs. Donald (Eleanor) Knaz; grandson, Joseph Knaz both of Honesdale, Pa; sister Miss Edna Nash; brother, Roy Nash of Troy. Mr. Nash was a member of Bakerburg Community Church, was a Sullivan Township Supervisor for 30 years.

 

ORVIS - STRANGE, MRS. ESTHER (SRGP 10287)
 Age 89, of 5703 Middle Road, Horseheads, formerly of 721 Dubois Street, Elmira, Saturday, November 2, 1985.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with Funeral and Committal Services there Tuesday at a time to be announced.  Interment, Gray Valley Cemetery.  She is survived by her daughter, Ella Mantei of Albuquerque, NM; daughter and son-in-law, Rosalyn and Clarence Fleming of Elmira; grandchildren, Carol Fatherree of Texas, Steven Mantei of New Mexico, Alan Mantei of Virginia, Lorraine Keene of Indiana, David and Laura Fleming of Elmira; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.  She was a retired teacher with over 30 years of service with the Elmira City School District having taught at the old Pennsylvania Avenue School.  She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Strange, in January 1979.

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WILLIAM I. ORVIS
William I. Orvis, age 75, of Mansfield, RD 2, Pa. died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1965.  Body is at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and where funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 pm.  Burial will be in Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Daisy Austin Orvis of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Esther Strange of Elmira.  Several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Elmira, NY.

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William Issiac Orvis of Elk Run diedMonday Night November 8, 1965 at the Wellsboro Hospital.  He was the son of the late Elisha and Ella Squires Orvis and was born October 19, 1890 in Sullivan Township, where he spent most of his early life with the exception of a few years in Elmira, NY. He was well known in musical circles as in male quartets and orchestras, he also studied music and voice at the Mansfield State Normal School, as it was then called. He was an interior decorator, but retired 6 years ago when he came to Elk Run to reside.  His kind heart and ready smile will be greatly missed by his many friends. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Elmira and one of the violinists in the Church Orchestra. The funeral was held November 11 at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield.  The Rev. John Bedzyk assisted by Rev. Gordon Cleveland and Rev. Glenn Dewey, officiated. The pall bearers were Mike Bedzyk, Edson Lucas, Lloyd Austin, Louis Tears, Ward Austin and Frank Peterson.  Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Daisy Austin Orvis; sister, Mrs. Esther Orvis Strange of Elmira and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
 

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Estella Emma PAGE  (SRGP 04138) - OBITUARY OF MRS. ESTELLA E. YORK 
Services for Mrs. Estella E. York, 91 of Troy RD1 were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Jan. 20, The Rev. Glen Dewey and the Rev. Robert Young officiating. Interment was in Gray Valley cemetery. Mrs. York died Jan. 23, 1966 at her home. Mrs. York was a member of Elk Run Methodist Church and Columbia Grange. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Troy R.D.1; Mrs. Daisy Lanterman, Elmira; Mrs. Nellie Shaw, Geneva, NY; Mrs. Julie Theoharous, Wellsboro; Mrs. Ruby Lanterman of Chemung, NY; Mrs. Alice Purkiss, Binghamton; Sons: Galusha and Ralph of Troy, RD1, Warren, Kissimmee, Fla., and Glen, Furlong Pa.; sister Mrs. Rachel Cornman, Orlando, Fla.; brother, George Page of Troy; 38 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

 

PALMER LOUISE -  Mrs. Philip Tice
Mrs. Louise Palmer Tice, 34, diedat 11 a.m. today in the Blossburg State Hospital.  The daughter of Bert L. and Josephine Squires Palmer, she was born July 14, 1903, in Sullivan Township.  September, 1921, she was married to Philip Tice, of Sullivan Township, and three sons were born to them, Elmer, Arthur and Paul.  Mrs. Tice was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and a tireless worker in the church and its affiliated societies.  She was also an active member of the World Wide Guild.  Mrs. Tice was loved for her sincere Christian character and generous nature and her death is deeply mourned by the community, where she spent her entire life. Besides her husband and sons she is survived by her mother, Mrs. B. L. Palmer, and two brothers, George and Robert Palmer, of Mansfield.  A prayer service will be held at the home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and services at 2 p.m. at the Gray Valley Church, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Burial in the Gray Valley Cemetery.

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REESER - Marion Emily Jackson, 83, [SRGP 53203] of Mainesburg died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 15, 1915, in Canandaigua, NY, she was the daughter of Mason and Lena Ritzenthaler Reeser. She had been employed by The Wellsboro Gazette and The Mansfield Advertiser. She was an Avon representative and a volunteer at the Hospitality House in Mansfield. She was an active member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church and turned the first shovel of earth in preparation for the building of the new parish hall and Sunday school rooms. Preceding her in death was her husband Vern "Dee" Jackson Jr. in 1955; and two brothers, Ed and John Rice. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Strong and Phyllis Jackson, both of Mainesburg; two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Carol Jackson, and Robert Jackson, all of Mainesburg; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Betty Rice of Wabasso, Fla.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and George Nichols of Greensburg, Esther and Leonard DelRusso of Philadelphia, and Lillian and Ed Brueilly of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, June 21, and Monday, June 22, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, with funeral services following with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating. Burial was made in the Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, RR#2, Box 1878, Mansfield, PA 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 24, 1998

REILLY - William Joseph Reilly, 89, [SRGP 76831] died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at his home in Asaph, after a long illness. He was the son of Joseph I. Reilly and Henrietta DeYoung. Formerly of Easton, he was a naval veteran of World War II and a letter carrier until his retirement in 1968. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1972. In his lifetime he had many interests and hobbies, including photography, field archery, electronics, bookbinding, raising goats, and clockmaking. He loved the endless mountain area and was well known in the community through his hobbies. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margot Jane Morrison. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Alice L. Mosier Reilly; two sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick H. Reilly [Audrey] of Amsterdam, NY, James M. Reilly [Linda] of Rochester, NY; four grandchildren, Audrey, Colleen, Doreen Benson, Jennifer and Daniel; one great-grandchild, Alice Meriwether; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," Wellsboro. Services were held there Monday, Jan. 20 with Theodore M. Olmsted officiating. Burial was made at Gray Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 169901 or the Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 22, 2003

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ROBERTS - GRACE NELLIE TICE (SRGP 00182)
Grace Nellie Tice, age 72, of R.D. 1, Mainesburg, died Thursday, September 2, 1976 at the Robert Packer Hos-pital, Sayre. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church. Surviving are her husband, Philip M. Tice; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nellie) Bailey of Elmira and Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Wheeler of Elmira and Mrs. Michael (Barbara) Snider of Chambersburg; one son, Gerald of Corning, N.Y.; 8 grandchildren; stepsons, Elmer of Kingston, N.Y., John of Horseheads, N.Y. and Paul of Horseheads, N.Y. The funeral and committal service were held Sunday, September 5, 1976 at the Vick-ery Funeral Home with The Reverend Glenn Dewey offi-ciating. Burial was in Gray Valley Cemetery,

ROBSON, BRADLEY E.,  (SRGP 47069)  Bradley E. Robson, 30, of Morris Run, PA died March 13, 1987.  He was born July 14, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Harold Jr. and Shirley Finnerty Robson.  He is survived by sons; Jason E., Timothy M. and Kevin J.; daughter, Jody L., all of Wysox, PA; father and stepmother, Harold Jr. and Leona Robson of Mansfield, PA; mother, Shirley Mix of Troy, PA; maternal grandparents, James and Betty Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sister, Terrie Zike, San Jose, CA; brother, James Robson of Bethlehem, PA; half-sisters, Robin Mix of Troy, Brenda and Sandra Robson of Mansfield; half-brother, Brian Robson of Mansfield.  Funeral services were held March 17 at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with Rev. William Pepper officiating and interment to be in Gray Valley Cemetery in Mainesburg, PA.  (TGR March 19, 1987)

 

OBSON, Dorothy J. -(SRGP 24612)  Dorothy J. Wilber, age 87, of Daggett, PA, died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads, NY. She was born November 28, 1928 in Mainesburg, (Sullivan township) PA, a daughter of Harold and Celia (Bullard) Robson. She worked as an assistant manager for Marine Midland Bank in Elmira NY before she retired. Dorothy was a member of the Daggett United Methodist Church. She was instrumental in restoring the one room school house in Daggett enjoyed quilting, reading, flower gardening and the FAN Club. Dorothy is survived by 3 sons; Donald (Louise) Wilber, Troy, PA, Richard "Dick" Wilber of State College, PA, Gerald "Jerry" (Barb) Wilber of Pine City, NY; a daughter, Joyce (Joe) Nichols of Lawrenceville, PA; a sister, Elaine Bubacz of Allentown, NH; 2 sisters-in-law, Leona Robson of Mansfield, PA, Jeanne Wilber of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Beverly and Harland Evans of Millerton, PA; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, JoAnn Morrell on August 12, 2002, brother, Harold "Bud" Robson; sister, Alice Robson and twin infant sisters. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral chapel with Pastor Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will be in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Daggett

Harold ROBSON (SRGP 24608) Obituary – Robson, Harold E. Sr. 
Age 75, of Millerton, RD 2, Pa., Monday Oct. 27, 1975 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wilbur of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Leon (Elaine) Bubacz of Suncook, N. H.; son, Harold Jr. of Covington, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Member of Church of Christ Disciples, Canoe Camp., Pa. Member of the I.O.O.F., Mansfield, retired Gray Valley Farmer, retired representative of The Central Petroleum Co. He was born April 21, 1900 in Canoe Camp, Pa., the son of Edward and Hattie Inscho Robson. 
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ROBSON
Harold E. "Bud" (SRGP 24610) Age 70, of Mansfield, PA, died September 4, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, after being stricken while bailing hay. Bud was born December 31, 1933 in Mainesburg, PA, the son of Harold Sr. and Celia Bullard Robson. Bud had served in the National Guard and was the retired owner of the Gray Valley Farm. He was a member of the Big Pond Lions Club, the Ondawa Grange, the PA and the National Holstein Associations, the Jersey Cattle Club, and the Tioga Valley Bulk Co-Op. Bud was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Leona Brucklacher; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cecy Robson of South Plainfield, NJ, Brian (B.J.) and Lori Robson of Sylvania, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Tom Jarocki of San Antonio, TX, Brenda and Ronald Hodder of Mansfield, PA, Sandy and Chris Grant of East Smithfield, PA; two sisters, Dorothy Wilber of Millerton, PA, Elaine Bubacz of Suncook, NH; eight grandchildren, Jason, Jody, Tim, Kevin, Mitchell, MacKenzie, Kyle and Lily. Bud was predeceased by a son, Bradley in 1987 and three sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there, Thursday at 11 a.m. with Sherri Butters officiating. Burial in Gray Valley Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. [1949 Mansfield High School Yearbook Photo - Sophomore Class]

ROSE - MRS. JANE STRANGE (SRGP 9974)
 Mrs. Jane Strange, 83, of Mainesburg, died Sunday, August 16, 1953, following an extended illness. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Rose, she was born in Sullivan Township, February 20, 1870, and spent her life there.  October 17, 1893, she was married to Joseph Strange, who died Sept. 25, 1947.  She has been a member of the State Road Baptist Church for 65 years. Survived by sons, Mark and Maxwell Strange of Mainesburg, and Frederick Strange, Elmira; foster son, Jack Isaacson, Mainesburg; daughters, Mrs. Harry Frickel, of Pine City, and Mrs. Hary Frickel, of Pine City, and Mrs. Lewis Palmer, of New Albany; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held today at 3 pm at the State Road Baptist Church, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating.  Burial was in Gray's Valley Cemetery.

ROSE MRS. GLENNA J. STRANGE (An alternate name for Jane) (SRGP 9974)
 Mrs. Glenna J. Strange, 83, of Mainesburg, died Sunday, following an extended illness.  She was the widow of the late Joseph Strange. She had been a member of the State Road Baptist Church for the past 65 years. Surviving are three sons, one foster son, two daughters, 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday with the Rev. David Griffiths officiating and burial in Gray Valley Cemetery.


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Morrison F. ROSE (SRGP 09967) - (Died 1918) Morrison F. Rose was born in Sullivan township January 12, 1862, and lived on a farm until he was twenty years old. Then he came to Mansfield and was a clerk in J. M. Clark's store for one year, going to Mainesburg where he and his brother, R.W. Rose, built the store recently destroyed by fire, being in business there twelve years. He then returned to Mansfield where he went into business with R.W. Rose in the store in which the present business of R.W. & M.F. Rose Company is located. He was married to Mary Strange, August 6, 1889, and she survives him. M.F. Rose was a Mason, a member of Friendship Lodge, of this place, a member of the Chapter at Blossburg, and a member of the Commandeer at Wellsboro. He was a member of the Mansfield Baptist church, being deacon at the time of his death. He was also a member of the executive committee of the Red Cross and an earnest worker in same. When the Business Men's Association was organized Mr. Rose became a member. He was always ready to lend his presence and assistance to any move that was worthy. On Mother's Day, at Lamar, Col., Mr, Rose had gotten off the train on which he and Mrs Rose were traveling to Pueblo. The train, when on time, has a wait at Lamar of fourteen minutes, and Mr. Rose thought this a good opportunity to get off and rest himself by walking up and down the platform. While engaged in this manner he noticed that his train was pulling out, it only waiting three minutes as it arrived late.

 He hurried to catch it and evidently slipped just as he extended a hand to grasp the railing, falling head first between the coaches. One wheel of the front trucks over his body and the next wheel pushed him along the track. Some one who had seen his attempt to catch the train realized that an accident had happened and pulled the emergency cord, the train stopping immediately.It appears that there is a church in the near vicinity of where the accident happened and that the people were just being dismissed. Anyway, among the first arrivals at the scene was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Lamar, and he noticing that Mr. Rose wore a Masonic button, immediately took charge of the body in the name of Lamar Lodge. The most courteous attentions were paid Mrs Rose on the part of the Masons of Lamar and everything that they could do for her was done For this kind attention Mrs Rose is very grateful to the Masons of Lamar - Thursday noon the body was brought to Mansfield, brother Masons meeting the train and acting as bearers to the home. The funeral was held at his late home Saturday afternoon, Reverend FE Eden, a former pastor, coming here to officiate. The bearers were: Joseph N. Strange, Charles H. Strange, John C. Strange, Marcus Strange, Fred E. Rose and Carl W. Doud. Mr. Rose beside his widow, is survived by two brothers, J.F. Rose of Colorado Springs; R.W. Rose of Pueblo, Colorado; and one sister, Julia Rose, a teacher in Montana.


Warren Morrison ROSE [SRGP 15713] -only son of Fred E. and Laura Strange Rose, was born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27, 1904, and died July 26, 1942, in Niagara Falls, New York, six days after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. When he was about a year old the family moved to Wellsboro. His childhood and school days in Wellsboro were very happy ones. In 1920, the family moved to Newark, New Jersey, where he took his senior work in Central High School, graduating there. He united with the Clinton Avenue Baptist Church of Newark at this time. On his 18th birthday he obtained a position In the Chase National Bank of New York, and was with them 10 years. After leaving that position he obtained one with the American Sales Book Co., in which he continued until his death. While with his company he acted in a sales capacity in New York City, Philadelphia, Toledo, and Detroit. He recently became manager of the Government Sales Department in the main office of Niagara Falls, New York. He married Marie T. Lewis, of New York, Aug. 29, 1932. States or the funeral was held at the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kingsley, in Mansfield. The services were conducted by his former pastor, the Rev. C. W. Sheriff, Wellsboro. The bearers were his uncles: N.J. Smith, Harold Rose, Joseph, Charles and John Strange, and his brother-in-law, Augustus Miller. Burial Was in the Gray Valley Cemetery e many beautiful flowers to give testimony to the esteem in which he was held by his friends and business associates. To representatives from The American Sale Book Company attended the funeral Mr. C.W. Crofut, general sales manager, and Mr. Elwyn Spoor. He is survived by his wife, Marie Lewis Rose; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Rose, of New York; grandmother, Mrs. W.D, Rose, a Mansfield, and several and uncles 


 EDWARD F. RUGGLES [SRGP 5673]
Edward F. Ruggles, 64, died Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. at the home of C. B. Krise of Mainesburg, Pa. he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Doud Ruggles; a daughter Eloise, at home; a brother, John Ruggles of Sayre, Pa. The funeral will be held at the home of C. B. Krise at Mainesburg, Pa., Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in the Gray Valley Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar. 20, 1934) { Obituary indicates burial at Gray Valley, but the tombstone is at State Road Cemetery - error in obit, }

WOOD Ruby Gertrude Wood Tice [SRGP 02878]

Age 88, of Elmira Heights, died on August 31, 2013 at her home surrounded by her four daughters. Born on November 24, 1924 in Elmira, Ruby was the daughter of the late Irwin and Ineta Avery Wood. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, John Tice, on December 1, 2012 and her son, Jerry Tice, on May 21, 2013. Ruby is survived by her devoted family: Joan and James Lee, Joyce and Timothy Thomas, Jeannine and David Fife, Janice and Dale Ball and Connie Tice; grandchildren, Kristina, Kenneth, Sarah Beth, Jeremy, Evan, Jamie, Ashley, David, Michael, Matthew, and Brian. She was a lifelong member of the First Church of the Nazarene. The family expresses great appreciation to neighbors, caregivers and many friends for their care and love through the last few years. Those who wish to remember Ruby may want to contribute in her honor to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. It is the family's wishes that services be handled privately.  Star Gazette – September 2, 2013    

 

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