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Obituaries & Clippings Collected from Scrapbooks by Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project.
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|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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BAITY - Mrs. Vivian A. Palmer [SRGP 34387], 78, wife of Laurence Palmer of Covington died Wednesday Oct. 25, 1978 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 11, 1898 in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Stillman and Nellie Sloat Baity. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Edward Smith of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Maurice Bellinger of Wellsboro; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA. Burial in King Hill Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. John Shipulelski [?], pastor of the Baptist Church officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 1, 1978
WENDY JO BARTLETT
Wendy Jo Bartlett, 15, of Troy RD 1, died May 3, 1990 in Oak Grove, KY. She is survived by her mother, Betty Ann Elvidge of Troy RD 1; father, Donald Lawrence Bartlett of Oak Grove, KY; stepfather, Gary A. Elvidge of Troy RD 1; brothers, Jeff Barlett of Troy and Steve Bartlett of Canton; half-brother, Ike Elvidge, at home; stepbrother, Brian Elvidge of Canton; maternal grandparents, Oscar and Anna Carlson of Blossburg; paternal grandparents, Donald and Neva Bartlett of Arkansas; several aunts and uncles. Services were held May 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Ray E. Ackley of LeRoy Independent Baptist Church officiating and burial to be in King Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Covenant House, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, 733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. (TGR, Thursday, May 10, 1990)
BOLT, CLAYTON T. (SRGP 4748)
Age 56, of Intercession City, Florida, formerly of Mainesburg, Pa. Sunday November 27th at the Kissimmee Medical Center. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral there Thursday at 3 pm. Rev. William Pepper, his pastor and the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Church officiating. Burial in the King Cemetery in Mainesburg. Survived by wife Nancy Pruyne Bolt. Four sons Stephen and Roger, both of Mainesburg, Richard of Harrisburg, Carl at home. Two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Roupp of Blossburg, Mrs. Stephen (Nancy Lou) Sasser of Intercession, Florida. Three sisters, Mrs. Crystal Clements, Edgewater, Md., Mrs. John (Carol) Fishburn, State College, Pa., Mrs. Beverly Day, Central Square, NY. 5 grandchildren. Member of the Bakerburg Community Church. Member of the Sullivan Grange. Retired farmer. Born June 6, 1927 in Mainesburg the son of Edward and Hazel Seymour Bolt. The family will furnish the flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Clayton T. BOLT
Clayton T. Bolt, 56, of Intercession City, Fla, a native of Mainesburg, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983, in Kissimmee Medical Center in Florida, following an extended illness. Mr. Bolt was a retired farmer in the Mainesburg area. Born June 6, 1927, he was a son of Edward and Hazel Seymour Bolt. Mr. Bolt was a member of Bakerburg Community Church. He was also a member of the Sullivan Grange. Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Pruyne; four sons, Stephen and Roger, both of Mainesburg, Richard, of Harrisburg, and Carl, of Intercession City; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Roupp, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Stephen (Nancy Lou) Sasser, of Intercession City; three sisters, Mrs. Crystal Clements of Edgewater, Maryland, Mrs. John (Carol) Fishburn of State College, and Mrs. Beverly Day of Central Square, N.Y. , and five grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home at Mansfield Wednesday (Today) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held there at 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in King Hill Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. William Pepper, his pastor, and the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of Austinville Church will officiate.
BURGAN –RUTH A. CLEVELAND, 79, (SRGP 34039) of Troy died April 7, 1982 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 10, 1902 in Barnesville, Ohio, the daughter of the Rev. Thomas and Emily Bissett Burgan. Mrs. Cleveland was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, where she was very active in church affairs. She is a former member of the Pa. Baptist Association and she was a life member of the Troy Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter No. 283. Mrs. Cleveland is survived by a son, Lee Cleveland of Troy RD 11; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Joyce) Dimmick of Harrisburg; a sister, Mrs. Frances Miller of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Paul Burgan of Elmira; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband William Lee Cleveland, in 1960. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard, will officiate. Burial will be in King Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy. The Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter, No. 233, will hold memorial service for their late sister, Ruth Cleveland, Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
CARLSON Oscar A. [SRGP 15322]
Age 87, of Wellboro, PA, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Oscar was born on September 28, 1920 in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late John and Margaret Landrus Carlson. He was married to the late Ann Stron" Carlson. Oscar was formerly employed as a Security Guard for JP Ward Foundry. He was a former member of the Highway Tabernacle Church in Mansfield, PA and enjoyed building remote control trains and planes. Oscar is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy and Vernon Morgan of Mainesburg, PA, Betty Ann Walburn of Susquehanna, PA; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Wendy Bartlett on May 3, 1990; and six brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 8, 2007, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 1:30 p.m. with the Pastor Jim Shay officiating. Burial will be in King Hill Cemetery.
CLEVELAND- Ray Daniel Cleveland was born at Pontiac, Mich. to Anna Aurella Dewey on February 10, 1897. She diedless than a year ago. They were residents of Armenia township and were members of the Baptist church and also of the Armenia Grange for many years. He was for ten years tax collector of the township. He leaves to mourn three children; Lee Cleveland of Lenardo, N.J., Mrs. Lillian Carnright and Marion Cleveland at home. Funeral services There held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Sylvania Hotel, where he and his daughter, Marion had been living. Rev. Bumpus of Troy officiated. Internment was in King Hill cemetery, Sullivan. The out of town relatives whom attended the funeral there: Prof. Lee Cleveland and Mrs Cleveland of Lenardo, N.J. Mr and firs F.H. Dewey and dau. Jessie , Mr and Mrs R.A. Dewey and Mr and Mrs Dayton Brown all of Gaines,Pa. Mr and Mrs Arthur Dewey of Wellsboro, Mr and Mrs T.C. Wilkinson of Montour Falls, N.Y. Mr and Mrs Sheldon Merrell, Mrs Elizabeth Merrill and Mr Winfield Vassyln of Blossburg; Mr Edward Morgan of Blossburg Mr and Mrs Guy Dewey of Elmira, and Mrs P.H. Dewey of Harrisburg. (04 MAY 1927)
Mr. James B. DEWEY, (SRGP 05858) one of Sullivan’s pioneers, died last week, of pneumonia, at the age of eighty six years. [Wellsboro Gazette 19 JAN 1890]
DEWEY.—At Mainesburg, PA, January 14, 1890, James B. Dewey, aged 83 years. (Wellsboro Gazette 30 JAN 1890)
DOUD, Maude (SRGP 07290) - Mrs. Maude Slingerland, 93, of Sylvania
late Friday night. She was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ. Mrs. Slingerland is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Dorna Krise of Mainesburg and Mrs. Helen Ruggles of Wellsburg. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Glen Dewey officiating. Burial will be in the King Hill cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Hand written on obit, January 9, 1964
DOUD, Maude (SRGP 07290) - Services for Mrs. Maude Slingerland, 93, of Sylvania, were held Jan. 12 at the Vickery Funeral Home, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Interment will be in King Hill cemetery. Mrs. Slingerland was born in Mainesburg, PA August 27, 1870. She had been a resident of Sylvania since her marriage in 1890. Her husband, C. Lewis, died recently. Both had been the oldest residents in the Borough. She was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ Disciples and had been a member of its choir for many years. Surviving are sister, Mrs. Dorna Krise of Mainesburg and Mrs. Helen Ruggles of Wellsburg, NY. - Scrapbook clipping
Garwood H HILL- [SRGP 08332] who died at his home
in Sullivan Township. March 30, 1887, aged 76 was one of the oldest settlers
in that vicinity. He moved onto his farm, on which he resided fifty years,
when the country was a wilderness and no land had been cleared. He cleared
the land himself and by hard work and strict economy amassed considerable
property. Mr. Hill was born in Wellsboro, Tioga County, and resided in
that vicinity until he moved to Sullivan. His parents were of English and
Scotch descent, originally settling in Connecticut. Mr. Hill was twice
married, his first wife, Appha Palmer Hill, bearing him seven children,
five of whom are now living. Mrs. Ellen Smith, Miss Lydia Hill, Palmer
Hill, Edgar J Hill and Mrs. Ida
Richmond. A son, Perry, who served his country during the war, was captured and died in Andersonville prison; and a daughter died at their home. His first wife dying a number of years ago, he married Mrs. Mary A, widow of Anson Palmer, who survives him. Mr. Hill has been a Christian nearly all his life, was one of the foremost members of the Free Will Baptist church and for many years a deacon. He has always lived an upright and honorable life and was a man loved and respected by his neighbors and all who knew him.
JORALEMON - (PALMER), Jennie Eulie -(SRGP 07898) Mrs. Jennie Eulie Palmer, 59, wife of MELVIN J. PALMER of Covington, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1937, at the Blossburg Hospital after a week's illness. She was born at Mainesburg, Pa., May 30, 1878. Thirty-one years ago she was married to Melvin J. Palmer and for several years resided at Alba, Pa., removing to Covington 19 years ago. She was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, CLIFFORD and LAWRENCE and a brother, Lee Joralemon of Troy. Funeral service was held Monday at 2 p. m. at the home, and 2:30 p. m. in the Baptist Church at Covington. The Rev. Carl Wheeler officiated. Burial was in the King Hill
KIZER - DAVID KIZER, (SRGP 62596) aged 94, died July 27 (1912), in Charleston, The funeral was held last Wednesday; burial in the King Hill cemetery in Sullivan township. - Wellsboro Agitator, 7 Aug. 1912, p.1
GEORGE ‘NELSON’ MORGAN JR., (SRGP 15273) age 82, of Mainesburg, PA, diedon Thursday, February 27, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on December 9, 1920, the son of the late George and Anna Morgan Sr. He was a life long farmer, member of the Austinville Union Church and a member of the Troy Grange for over fifty years. George is survived by his wife of 62years, Lucille (Wilkins) Morgan; son Vernon N. (Peggy) Morgan; daughters, ruby (George) Blow, Vonnie (Larry) Smith, Linda (Floyd) McCaslin, all of Mainesburg; brother, James Morgan of Troy, PA; sister-in-law, Erma Morgan of Troy, PA; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, George is predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Harold Morgan; and sister, Alice Brace. Friends and family are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Sunday, March 2, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 3, 2003, at 10 a.m. Officiating the service will be Reverend Kenneth Marple of the Austinville Union Church. Interment will be at the King Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1, Box 368, Troy, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
VERNON N. MORGAN, age 72, [SRGP 15315] of Mainesburg, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at his home. Vernon was born Sept. 21, 1941 in Elmira, N.Y., a son of Nelson and Lucille (Wilkins) Morgan. He was married to Margaret "Peggy" A. (Carlson) Morgan. Vernon was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church and the N.R.A. He was a life long dairy farmer, enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden, and snowmobiling, cutting firewood, and spending time with his family. Vernon is survived by his wife, Peggy; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tami and Robert Bechtel of Gillett, Pa., Jannette and Mark Killian Jr. of Canton, Pa., Sonya and Joseph Route, Ogdensburg, Pa.; six grandchildren, Kyle, Levi, Desiree, Dylan, Darren and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Raelyn and Aralyn; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Yvonne and Larry Smith, Ruby and George Blow, Linda and Floyd McCaslin, all of Mainesburg, Pa. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mansfield, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor David Dressler officiating. A private burial will be in King Hill Cemetery, State Road, Mainesburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bakerburg Community Church Mission Fund, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mansfield, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. –Towanda Daily Review 8/20/2014
Mrs. Darwin Hill [Obit should read "Mrs. Garwood Hill" - own name
Alpha PALMER - SRGP 09125]
In Sullivan township, March 12th, 1876, Mrs. Darwin Hill, aged 60 years. (Tuesday, March 21, 1876, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [King Hill Cemetery]
CLIFFORD PALMER, age 89, of Covington, PA died on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on December 27, 1912 in Alba, PA, a son of the late Melvin and Jenny Joralemon) Palmer. Clifford was a WWII Veteran serving with the US Navy. Mr. Palmer was the owner of a nursery business in the Harrisburg area before his retirement. Clifford was a member of the Covington Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ, Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law; Richard and Elissa Palmer of Altoona, PA, 1 G\granddaughter, several cousins and sister-in-law; Beulah A. Palmer of Mansfield, PA. Friends may call on Friday, October 25, 2002 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Covington, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11 at the church with Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. Interment will be in the King Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
Mr. David Palmer [SRGP 07736]
In Sullivan, March 15th, Mr. David Palmer, aged 86 years. Palmer was one of the oldest settlers of Sullivan. (Tuesday, March 16, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [King Hill Cemetery]
|FRANK H. PALMER (SRGP 09309) Frank H. Palmer, one of Mansfield’s oldest residents, died Sunday, June 19, 1938, at 2:30 p.m. at his home on South Academy Street following an extended illness. Mr. Palmer celebrated his 88th birthday Friday and until the early winter had enjoyed exceptionally good health. The son of Lester and Adeline Proven Palmer, he was born June 17, 1850 in Sullivan Township and spent his entire life in this vicinity. He married Miss S. Adelia Frost and one son, Mel J., was born to them. Some time after the death of Mrs. Palmer, October 15, 1918, he married Miss Ada Bigsbee. For many years Mr. Palmer was a member of the IOOF Lodge at Mainesburg until the lodge was discontinued and the members joined the Mansfield lodge. Besides his widow, and son Mel J. palmer of Covington, Mr. Palmer is survived by a brother, Ed Palmer of Troy and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. at the home and 3 p.m. at the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk officiating. Burial was in the King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Township.|
PALMER – The funeral services of Leland G. PALMER (SRGP 24501) were held in the Presbyterian church, Sylvania, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. His pastor, Rev. G. H. Baldwin, of Troy officiated, assisted by Rev. A. G. Cameron. The church was beautifully decorated with a wealth of ferns. The floral offerings were many and beautiful Sylvan Lodge, I.O.O.F. was present in a body. Many Odd Fellows from the Troy and Austinville lodges were present. The service was very impressive and the music was beautiful. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS) TGR 1913
Mr. Lester Palmer, [SRGP 09137] a respected citizen of Sullivan, died a few days ago, April 22, 1893, of a stroke of paralysis, very suddenly. In the morning he appeared to be in his usual health. He ate his breakfast with apparent relish and then started away to visit the home of his son, not far distant. A short time after he was found lying by the roadside in an insensible condition, and before he could be carried to the house he died. The cause of his death was paralysis, he having suffered from a stroke a short time previous to this attack. He was 70 years. (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
LILLIAN PALMER DEWEY (SRGP 11100)
Lillian Palmer Dewey, daughter of Alvin and Lavisa Palmer, was born September 2, 1859, and diedat her home in Sullivan, August, 13, 1931. Her whole life was spent in and around Sullivan. In 1881, she married Eugene Dewey, who died January 19, 1921. To this union were born five children: Clyde, of Troy; Mrs. Harry Hulslander, of Troy; Mrs. Myron E. Webster, of Mansfield; Rev. Glenn C. Dewey, at home, and Clarence of Canton. Mrs. Dewey was a woman of sterling character, who was loved by all who knew her. The ones who knew her best loved her best. The many and beautiful flowers spoke of the esteem in which she was held for many miles around. She was a member of the State Road M. E. Church. Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her passing, seven grandchildren, many nephews and nieces and a host of friends. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in Mainesburg, Saturday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Orey Crippen officiating; interment was made in King Hill Cemetery.Cemetery, near Sylvania.
Mel J. PALMER (SRGP 04518)
Mel J. Palmer, 75, of Covington, died Monday, Feb. 11, 1952, at the Blossburg State Hospital. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Welch Palmer, Covington; two son, Laurence Palmer, of Covington; Clifford Palmer, of Harrisbur; grandson, Richard Palmer, of Midland, Pa. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call and where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial will be in King Hill Cemetery. [Note from Joyce - Mel's second wife was Gertrude COPNNELLY SRGP 07478 previously married to Darwin Welch)
PROVIN, Adeline Provin Palmer.
(SRGP 09138) Died in Sullivan, Wednesday, April 1st, 1885, Mrs. Adeline
Palmer, wife of Lester Palmer, aged 62 years, 10 months and 3 days The
deceased was born in Feeding Hills, Hampton County, Massachusetts, May
29th, 1822. She came with her parents, Shepard Provin and wife, to Pennsylvania,
who located near Alba, Bradford County, about the year 1834. She was married
Nov. 17, 1848 to Lester Palmer of Sullivan and removed to that place where
she resided until her death. She had for the past thirty years been a consistent
member of the Church of Christ or Disciple Church of Sullivan, ever walking
in the fear and love of Him who died on Calvary. She leaves a devoted husband
and five children to mourn her death. Her children are Frank II, Palmer,
Bert L., Frederic D., Dora A. (wife of James Tomlinson of Sullivan) and
Edward S. Palmer. She was indeed a help mate to her husband, bearing her
portion of the hardships and toil incident to the clearing of a new farm
and making it productive and building up a home where she so resignedly
and with so much Christian fortitude bore her excrutiating pain of her
last illness. She was a devoted wife, a loving and worthy mother, and humble
and meek follower of Him who reigns above. Her funeral occurred on Friday,
April 3rd, at the Palmer residence and was largely attended by the many
friends of the deceased. Rev. Gordinier of Troy, Pa. officiated.
ROUPP - LAURA GRACE (ROUPP) LANCASTER (SRGP 68879) - Age 26, of RD 1, Mainesburg, PA, Friday, June 28, 1991 as a result of an automobile accident. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services there Tuesday at 1 pm with Rev. Bill Pepper, former Pastor of the Bakerburg Community Church. Burial, Mainesburg, PA. She was born August 11, 1964 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of James W. & Josephine Frost Roupp. She is survived by her parents of Mainesburg; 2 brothers, Wayne and Bradley Roupp, both of Mainesburg, PA; 1 sister, Marcile Roupp of Gainesville, FL; 1 nephew; several aunts and uncles; paternal grandparents; VanDyne & Grace Roupp of Orlando, FL; maternal grandparents, Leonard & Irene Frost of Covington, PA. [Note from Joyce - Obit says burial at Mainesburg cemetery, Burial Permit says burial at King Hill Cemetery. Does not show on any State Road listings]
ROBERT C. RUDY, 83, of Williamsport, died on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Manor Care North. He and his wife the former Audrae Musto would have celebrated their 64 wedding anniversary on August 13. He was born on January 6, 1931 in Gleason PA and was the son of Amiel and Roselene Andrews Rudy. Robert was a dairy farmer who also enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Media Church with Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and Sonlight Ministries. In addition to being a dairy farmer he worked for Eureka Paper in Troy. He also had been the manager at Insinger's Personnel Care Home and the Tillburg Personnel Care Home in Williamsport. Robert's faith in God led him to assist many churches with their Sunday Schools, church ministries, and the sound man in bringing people to God. He helped build Highway Tabernacle Church in Mansfield. He enjoyed playing his guitar and being in a quartet. He love camping with his family, doing string art and crafts. He enjoyed attending the programs at Albright Life with his wife. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Robert Lee Rudy, Dwight Christian Rudy, and Timothy Paul Rudy; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Deborah Ann Merserau; two sisters, Eileen Smith and Shirley Strate. Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2104 in the Christian Church at Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport with Rev. Harry "Bud" Yoder officiating. Burial will be private in King Hill Cemetery, Tioga County. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 726/2014
CLAYTON SEYMOUR (SRGP 4742)
Clayton Seymour, Mainesburg, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, March 15, 1951, aged 82 years. The funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, March 19. Sermon by the Rev. Glenn Dewey. Mr. Seymour is survived by one brother, Clyde Seymour, of Troy; 5 children, son, Relford, and daughter, Maude, at home; Mrs. Hazel Bolt, of Mainesburg; Mrs. Helen Raynor, of Bentley Creek, and Mrs. Ruby Wilkins, Mainesburg; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.
MISS MAUDE A. SEYMOUR (SRGP 4743)
Miss Maude A. Seymour, age 75, of Mainesburg, RD, died Monday, July 19, 1965. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral home, Mansfield on Wednesday at 2 pm. The Rev. Gordon C. Cleveland officiated. Burial was in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Township. Survived by brother, Relford Seymour of Mainesburg RD; sisters, Mrs. Edward Bolt of Mainesburg RD, Mrs. LeRoy Raynor of Wellsburg RD and Mrs. Lloyd Wilkins of Mansfield RD; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church.
RELFORD J. SEYMOUR (SRGP 4755)
Relford J. Seymour, age 72, formerly of Mainesburg, died at his home in Intercession City, Fla. on Sunday, January 28, 1973. Funeral and committal service were at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Thursday at 2 pm with Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in King Hill Cemetery. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bolt and Mrs. Helen Raynor, both of Intercession City, Fla. and Mrs. Ruby Wilkins of Mansfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Bakerburg Community Church.
SLINGERLAND, C. Lewis (SRGP 09873)- C. Lewis [Lew] Slingerland
died Nov. 26, 1963. He would have been 95 years old next January 29. When
he was interviewed last fall by this newspaper, he was asked if he had
retired from his fur buying-selling business. He said: "No, I'm still buying
and selling fur." Several months ago he gave up his residence in the borough
of Sylvania where he lived with his wife, Maude. they went to the County
Home where they could receive more care and attention. Thusly, Lew gave
up his buying and selling of fur. He started in the fur business while
he was a young man, helping his father on the two farms they had then.
when he returned to Sylvania which he first arrived in 1890, to leave for
work in Elmira, NY shortly afterwards, he took up the business of buying
and selling fur seriously. Mr. Slingerland was born in Jan. 29, 1869 in
Sullivan township, Tioga county, where he received his early education.
He attended Mansfield Normal school for "about two years" and then Miller's
Business School of Elmira. He left school after six months to return to
the family farm, because the school burned down. He remained at Dewey Hollow
where his father, Asa, had the two farms. After a spell he went to Elmira
and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for about six years. While
he was a resident of Sylvania he purchased and sold six different pieces
of property in the borough. He also did some farming after he returned
from Elmira. Funeral services were held on Nov. 30 at the Vickery Funeral
Home, Troy, with the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. He was buried in King
Hill cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Maude; several nieces and nephews.
- Scrapbook clipping
SMITH, ORRIN (SRGP 1913)
TRIBUTE TO HIS CHARACTER AND WORTH AS MAN AND CITIZEN
Orrin Smith was born in the town of Rutland, Pa., in 1820. He was twice married, the first time in October 1854, to Miss Frances Ellen Hill, who died in June, 1892; the second time, Nov. 6th, 1897, to Mrs. Lydia Chatman, a sister of his first wife. Brother Smith was converted, and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in Sullivan, soon after his first marriage, and continued a faithful member of the same to the time of his death. He had been in failing health for a long time, and for more than a year had been unable to attend to the work of his farm or the services of the church. This was a great cross to him. At last, giving up all hope of ever being able to again take up the duties of farm life, he left his farm in Sullivan and moved to Mansfield, where his death occurred on Nov. 6th, 1904. The funeral services were held in the Union church, on the State road, Nov. 9th, his pastor, the Rev. Daniel Stoker of Mainesburg, officiating. He was the oldest of a family of seven children—two sons and five daughters. Four of his sisters, Mrs. Louisa Smith, Mrs. Nancy Soper, Mrs. Rosina Smith and Mrs. Julia Jarolemon, are left to mourn his loss. The one brother, Vaughn W., died nine years ago, and one sister, Henrietta, died when three years and six months of age. He had no children of his own, but two nieces, Mrs. Mary Case and Pearl Hill, who were with him at the time of his death, were to him like daughters, and they mourn his loss as though he were a father. He was a man honored and respected by all who knew him, a loyal citizen, a kind friend and neighbor, and a devout Christian. Brother Smith will be greatly missed in the church and in the community. The sympathy of the many friends goes out to the widow in her loneliness, and also to the other bereaved. [King Hill Cemetery]
SMITH, Rosina [SRGP 01920] - Mrs. Rosina Smith widow of the late William Smith of Sullivan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.O. Brown, of Sayre, December 4 . She was 78 years of age and is survived by a son Orrin W. Smith of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. H.O. Brown of Sayre, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Mainesburg church December 7, at 2 p.m.; interment in the King Hill cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 18, 1918
SOPER, Rosina Mae (SRGP 26447) - MRS. MAE R. ALLEN
Mrs. Mae R. Allen of Mansfield, Pa., formerly of Brooklyn, NY, and Mainesburg, Pa., died Friday, June 11, 1954. She was the daughter of the late Layman and Nancy Smith Soper of Mainesburg. A member of the Mansfield Baptist Church and Wellsboro Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by stepson, Addison L. Allen of Spring City, Pa., brother, William A. Soper of Mansfield; five grandchildren. Funeral was Monday with the Rev. David Griffith officiating. Burial was in King Hill Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Pa. [Adopted by her uncle and took the name of Smith growing up.]
WALKER - MRS. ELLEN A. WELCH (SRGP 04723)
Mrs. Ellen A. Welch, 97, of Mainesburg, Pa., died Saturday, October 3, 1959. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles Prince of Alpine, NY and Mrs. Alice Mudge of Mainesburg; sons, Nelson and Harold Welch of Mainesburg, and Lewis Welch of Millerton; 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. Burial in King Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Gene Callihan officiated.
WEBSTER, J. ORLANDO (SRGP 08748)
J. Orlando Webster died at his home in Richmond township, Fraiday of cerebral hemorrhage, at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. McConnell, of Kane. Mr. Webster had always been a hard-working man and was one of the substantial citizens of the community He was square, kind and thoughtful. The funeral was held Sunday from his late home.
WELCH - MUDGE, ALICE L. WELCH (SRGP 04736)
Age 86 of 108 Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, PA, Thursday, December 22, 1988 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. Saturday 1 to 2 pm with Funeral Service at conclusion of calling hours, 2 pm with Rev. Robert Stump, officiating. Burial in King Hill Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Survived by sister, Mrs. Addie Prince of Mansfield, PA; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ethel Welch of Mainesburg, PA; niece, Mary Ellen Rappalee of Spartansburg, SC; 3 nephews, Robert Welch of Mainesburg, PA, Paul Welch of Ontario, Canada, Duane Welch of Big Flats, NY; several great and great, great nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. She was born December 16, 1902 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA to Ellis and Ellen Walker Welch.
WELCH Harry Earl [SRGP 04764]
Wellsboro Agitator - July 9, 1941
H. Earl Welch, aged 60 years, of Pine City, died July 4. He is survived by two sons, William D., of Elmira, and James F., of Mainesburg; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. L. Minetta Seymour, of Mainesburg, and a brother, Alanson U., of Penns Grove, N.J. Burial in King Hill Cemetery, near Mainesburg.
LLOYD G. WILKINS JR.
Lloyd G. Wilkins Jr., 69, of Mansfield died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the\ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 18, 1933, in Mainesburg, he was the son of Lloyd G. and Ruby (Seymour) Wilkins. He was an active member of the State Road Baptist Church and a business owner in the local community. He worked as a trucker, butcher, milk hauler, mechanic, carpenter, bus driver, and a farmer for many years, often working two jobs to support his family. He was also a member of the East Sullivan Grange and the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Surviving are his wife, Shirley, of 50 years, of Mansfield; sons, Gary (Sandy) Wilkins of Fort Myers, Fla., and David (Terri) Wilkins of Walter, Okla.; daughters, Sheryl (and partner Michael Head) of Owego, N.Y., Nancy (Floyd) Wood of Mansfield, Kathy (Paul) Chamberlain of Mainesburg, Pam (and partner Bill Walls) of Mansfield, Sally (and fiance Gordon Lewis) of Mainesburg, Phyllis (James) Aumick of Mainesburg, and Vicki (Joe) Strauss of Denver, Colo.; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia Lyons of Canton, Lucille Morgan of Mainesburg, Arelene Wilkins of Florida, Marjorie Blow of Ulster, Marcella Reed of Alberta, Canada, and Gloria Marple of Troy. Calling hours were held Thursday, May 30, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Friday, May 31, with the Rev. Andy McIlwain officiating. Burial was made at the King Hill Cemetery, Mainesburg. A memorial fund is being administered by the family to place facilities in Lloyd's honor in the Annette Smith Park, Mainesburg. Please send memorial donations to 1575 Old State Road, Mansfield, PA 16933.
WILKINS - MORGAN, Lucille M. (Wilkins) [SRGP 04757]
Age 87, a resident of The Green Home, formerly of Mainesburg, PA, died on Thursday, May 3, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Lucille was born on September 26, 1919 in Mainesburg, PA, a daughter of Lloyd and Ruby (Seymour) Wilkins. She was the wife of George "Nelson" Morgan for 62 years. Lucille assisted her husband in dairy farming and working with her husband in the woods. She was a member of the Austinville Union Church and the Troy Grange for over 50 years. Lucille enjoyed sewing, the missionary society, crocheting, bird watching, traveling, site seeing, singing and playing music. She was a very compassionate person who opened her home to the needy and less fortunate. Lucille is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Peggy Morgan of Mainesburg, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne "Vonnie" and Larry Smith, Ruby and George Blow, Linda and Floyd McCaslin all of Mainesburg, PA; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Sylvia Lyons of Troy, PA, Rev. Arlene Wilkins of Florida; Marjorie and Nathan Blow of East Smithfield, PA, Marcella and Robert Reed of Canada, Gloria and Rev. Kenneth Marple of Troy, PA; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Wilkins of Florida, Irma and Fay Morgan of Troy, PA; one brother-in-law, James Morgan of Troy, PA; thirteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. Lucille was predeceased by her husband, George "Nelson" Morgan, Jr. on February 27, 2003; and a brother, Lloyd Wilkins Jr. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 5, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, and Sunday, May 6, 2007, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Austinville Union Church. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Kenneth Marple, her Pastor and brother-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in King Hill Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Lucille's name to Austinville Union Church, R.R. 1, Box 368, Troy, PA 16947; or the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932.