Mllertonn Cemetery, Jackson Township,
Tioga County PA
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William H. ANDREWS , 82, of Millerton died Sunday evening, Dec. 28, 1941 at the home of his son, Clifford Andrews, Millerton. He was a life resident of Millerton and vicinity. He had been in failing health for several years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Louisa Andrews; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Mae Darrow of North Rose, N.Y.; two sons, Austin of Jackson Summit, Pa., and Clifford of Millerton; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held at the home of his son, Clifford Andrews, Wednesday at 2 p.m. and at the Millerton Church at 2:30. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Rosecran will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Foster Hamilton.
BREWSTER –HELEN BREWSTER CURREN age 82 of Millerton, PA, peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday morning, August 12, 1997 at her home. Helen was survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Robert of Millerton, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Albert Peterson; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Charlene Curren; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Michael Perkins all of Pine City, NY; 8 grandchildren, Tauwny and Robert Card, Laurie and Edward Farmer, Randy Peterson and fiancée Colleen Obrian, Brian and Sue Curren, Robert and Jolynn Curren, Mark and Brenda Curren, Charles Perkins and Holly Perkins; 10 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Lola and Cenis Jones of Pine City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Irma Curren of Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her sister, Nona B. Tolbert, June 13, 1997. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY, Thursday 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM with funeral and committal services to be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM. Interment will be in the Millerton Cemetery, Millerton, PA. The Rev. Jonathan West will officiate. Mrs. Curren was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church, the Garrett Miller Senior Citizens. Helen was very proud of her heritage and her involvement with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Descendants of the Mayflower and also the Colonial Dames. She was a past matron of the Rebecca’s and a member of the Mitchell Mills Grange. Helen also donated many hours at both the Millerton United Methodist Church and the Millerton Senior Citizen’s Center. Memorials in Helen’s name may be made to the Millerton United Methodist Church, Millerton, PA. –McKay Scrapbook
BROWN, Mahala R. Miller – Millerton, Nov. 10 – Mrs. Mahala R. Miller, wife of Decatur S. Miller, died at the home of her son, Adrian G. Miller, in Millerton, Pa., at 9:30 p.m. Friday, aged 76 years. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Miles Nichols, of Elmira; two sons, Adrian G. of Millerton and Bert, of Horseheads; three grandchildren, Burnice Nichols, Mrs. Shirley Garrison and Vera Miller; a great grandchild, S. Adrian Garrison; also a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Merrills, of Bath, and a brother, Charles Brown, of Cameron. The funeral will be held at the home of her son, Adrian Miller, of Millerton, Tuesday at 2 p.m., burial in the Miller cemetery at Millerton. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 November 1919
CONGDON – Cecil A. Congdon, 67, of Millerton, died Thursday, Sept. 7. 1961. He was a retired meat cutter and farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Veura Congdon; daughters, Mrs. Donald White of Pine City, Mrs. Robert Richards of Caton, Mrs. David Richards of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Martin Steele of Millerton, Mrs. Frank Allen of Lawrenceville RD; brothers, Glenn Congdon of Millerton, Jasper of Elmira, Drexel of Millerton; 8 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, Sunday at 1:30 PM, the Rev. Verne Vorhees officiated. Burial was in Millerton Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 13 Sept. 1961, p.5
CECIL A. CONGDON, 67 of Millerton, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1961. He was a retired meat cutter and farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Veura Congdon; daughters, Mrs. Donald White of Pine City, Mrs. Robert Richards of Caton, Mrs. David Richards of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Martin Steele of Millerton, Mrs. Frank Allen of Lawrenceville RD; brothers, Glenn Congdon of Millerton, Jasper of Elmira, Drexel of Millerton; eight grandchildren. Body at Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. LaVerne Vorhees. Millerton Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1961
CONVERSE Ruth O. (Cotton) (Bragg)
Age 91. Born October 12, 1921 to Arthur and Lottie (Fenton) Converse, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. She is survived by daughter, Jacqueline (Cotton) Middaugh and husband Brian, six grandchildren: Christine (John) Duvall, Mark Roberts (Tammy Pipe), Jennifer (Kevin) O'Brian, Erin (Scott) Carpenter, Michael (Kerry) Roberts and Bernadette (Dustin) Sramek; 15 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; former son-in-law, William F. Roberts Jr. She grew up in Millerton, PA and spent several years in Atlanta, GA before moving back to Elmira to be with her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Private funeral services will be held and the interment will take place in the Millerton Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – November 7, 2012
CHARLES W. CURREN age 74 of Pine City, Passed away Tues. Oct. 21, 2014 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a courageous battle with declining health over the last several years. Born on Feb. 16, 1940 in Elmira, Charlie was the son of the late, Robert W. & Helen M. Brewster Curren. He married his best friend and confidant, Sharlene Miller on May 20, 1961. Charlie possessed a strong work ethic, he imparted to his family. A wonderful provider he was employed by Echo Bridge as a foreman for many years. Charlie loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served on the Board of Appeals for the Town of Southport. Charlie and Sharlene proudly operated Curren's Superette at the State Line for many years. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 53 years, Sharlene Miller Curren; their sons, Brian (Alice Sue) Curren, Robert Curren, and Mark Curren; seven grandchildren, JoAnna (Jamie) Burnett, Alexis, Katie, Zackary, Shane, and Jared Curren, and Dominic Picarazzi; two great grandchildren, MacKenna and Tucker; sisters, Joan (Pete) Peterson with their children, Tawny, Lori, and Randy; and Sharon (Mike) Perkins with their children, Charlie and Holly all of Pine City; great nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4:15 p.m. Burial will take place at the families convenience in the Millerton Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Special thanks to the medical staff of Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Ivy II, Internal Medicine, the Dialysis Unit, and Chemung County Nursing Facility 2nd floor, for all of your compassion and care you gave Charlie during his illness. Memorial donations may be directed to the Ivy II Dialysis Unit, 602 Ivy St. Elmira, NY or the charity of one's choice in Charlie's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/23/2014
CURREN Duane W. [SRGP 35620]
A well known resident of the Fassett, PA community, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, April 21, 2007 while residing at the Phyl-Carlo Retirement Center at the age of 86. Duane was the son of John Wilson & Beatrice Shear Curren. He was raised on the family farm and farmed it until an unfortunate accident forced him to change his life work and become the owner and operator of Curren's State Line Gas, Service and Grocery which he operated until his retirement. Duane is remembered by his family as a loving husband and father who found great joy in caring for his family, traveling to Florida in the winter with his wife Irma, hunting, fishing and gardening, he was known by many as "Mr. Rhubarb". In serving the Lord, he was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church. Having lived across the street from the church, Duane devoted many hours of service to the church; among his many tasks, Duane maintained the lawn and flowers for many years. He was a charter member of the Wells-Jackson Lions Club. He is survived by his loving children, Cynthia Heatherington, Southport, FL; Martin D. & Phyllis Curren, Lawrenceville, PA; Timothy & Heide Curren, Gillett, PA; LaRue Curren, Fassett, PA; Janet & Jeffery Holland, Havana, FL; four grandchildren, Eugene Ayres, April Powell Martinez, Tina and Molly Curren; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Jane Daggett, Arden, NC; Diane Stoner, Cedar Crest, NM; an aunt, Maxine Shear, Coudersport, PA; a cousin, Madge Curren-Verchere, Versailles, France a brother-in-law, Larue Frickel, Elmira; many close and caring friends, including his best buddy, Donald Hartman, Golden Glow and Charlie Thomas, FL also those within the Millerton United Methodist Church and the Fassett Baptist Church families where Duane attended for many years. In addition to his parents, Duane was predeceased by his loving wife and companion, Irma Curren in 2004, his brother, Robert Curren in 2006 and his grandson, Edgar Ayres in 2005. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. Services will follow the Wednesday visitation at 4:15 p.m. with his friend and pastor, The Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment will take place at the families convenience in the Millerton Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Wells-Jackson Lions Club, c/o Al Weisskopf-Treasure, RR 2 Box 440, Gillett, PA 16925 in his memory.
ROBERT E. DARROW, 84, of Ulster RR 2, PA died Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at home. He was born August 6, 1909 in West Burlington Township, the son of Herman and Bertha Stanton Darrow. He was a truck driver, hauling cattle and milk from East Smithfield Farms and coal from Bernice, PA and wood. He was a former 4-H leader and member of the Trail Dusters Saddle Club. Mr. Darrow was also a member and past member of the Union Grange and a member of the East Smithfield Old Timers. He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Darrow; a son, James R. Darrow of Ulster RR 2; foster daughter, Mary Shepardson of Reno, NV; foster son, David Fox of Taft, FL; several other foster children; a nephew, Donald Darrow of Ithaca, NY; a sister, Jeannette Stowell of Unionville, VA; brothers, Clifford Darrow of New Albany and Lewis Darrow of Genoa, NY; several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Myrtie A. Darrow, in 1973. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 10 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association. –Troy Gazette-Register
DARROW Robert E., Sr.
52, of Canton, PA, died January 18, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Surviving are his son, Robert Darrow, Jr.; two half brothers, Julious Powers, Jr. of California, and Leslie "Les" (Sheri) Powers of Blossburg; a stepfather, Julious Powers of Canton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be 1 – 2 p.m., Tuesday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with funeral services following. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/20/2008.
Mrs. Maggie Graves [Margaret Doud SRGP 06781]
Maggie, wife of Harry T. Graves, of the Milleton Advocate, died last Wednesday morning in her 46th year. She had been an invalid for a long time with consumption. The funeral was largely attended at the Millerton church last Friday afternoon. (Tuesday, January 21, 1890, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
DUNHAM - MILLERTON’S CENTENARIAN DIES AT
JUNE 15, 1939
Millerton—Mrs. Martha Miller, known throughout this area as “Aunt Martha” died at her daughter’s home here Thursday at 1 a.m. within three months of her 101st birthday. She had been in declining health for several months.
A year ago, Sept. 27, 1938, Millerton residents joined in a community celebration of her 100th anniversary, holding a parade, birthday party and special religious services at which she was the principal speaker. Her memory then was unimpaired and she told in detail of the organization and activities of the Methodist Church which she joined when 12 years of age. Mrs. Miller and her father were the leaders in the movement to build a Methodist Church in Millerton and solicited funds throughout the area as well as sponsored social activities to raise funds. The building was dedicated in 1853 and the congregation moved from the school to the new religious home. She was a charter member of the Helen Payne Bible Class and of the Foreign Mission Society. She served for many years as a country school teacher and also as a teacher in the Sunday School. Her life was centered in the church and even as she approached her 100th birthday she seldom missed a Sunday service.
Mrs. Miller, the former Margaret Dunham, was the youngest of 12 children. Her father was Col. Hezekiah Dunham, pioneer settler of Webbs Mills who moved to Millerton when Martha was 10 years old. He received his military title just after the Revolutionary War when he commanded a company of militia stationed at Towanda. An ambitious young lady, Miss Martha began to teach school at the age of 15 years. Through an old friend, Dr. Nathaniel Smith, the first doctor in Millerton, she received her certificate to teach in Pennsylvania. He had been appointed district inspector. She later was licensed to teach in New York State. At the age of 18, she married James Miller, grandson of Garrett Miller, the first settler of Millerton who went there in 1800. Except for two years during the Civil War, when they lived in Wisconsin, Mrs. Miller and her husband resided in Millerton. Two daughters died at an early age and then was born a son, James, and a daughter, Lena, both of whom survive her. Her husband died 40 years ago. She is also survived by five grandsons and nine great grandchildren. One of her grandsons is Lieut. Col. Lehman W. Miller of the United States Army. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Millerton Methodist church with the Rev. Ernest Devine, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Millerton Cemetery.
FRICKLE - (SRGP 21882) FASSETT, PA. | Irma Curren of Fassett, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 at home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Duane Curren of Fasset; five children, Cynthia Heathering-ton of Southport, Fla., Martin D. Curren and LaRue Curren of Lawrenceville; Timothy Curren of Gillett, Janet Holland of Havana, Fla.; two sisters, Jane Daggett of Daggett, Diane Stoner of Cedar Creek, N.M.; a brother, LaRue Frickel of Elmira, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Fassett Baptist Church, Route 14, the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery, Millerton. Arrangements are by Caywood's Funeral Home, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, N.Y.
FRICKLE - (SRGP 21882) –IRMA CURREN. On Tuesday afternoon, December 21, 2004, Irma Curren, a resident of the Fassett community, passed from this world peacefully at her home while in the care of her family and Guthrie Hospice following an illness. She was born in Mainesburg, the daughter of Harry and Leola Strange Frickel. She married her lifelong friend, Duane Curren, on July 31, 1941 in Daggett, PA. Together they raised a loving and close family which survive her: husband and companion of 63 years, Duane Curren, Fassett; their children, Cynthia Heatherington, Southport, FL; Martin D. and Phyllis Curren, Lawrenceville: Timothy and Heide Curren, Gillett; LaRue Curren, Lawrenceville; Janet and Jeffrey Holland, Havana, FL; two sisters Jane Daggett of Daggett; sisters Jane Daggett of Daggett; Diane Stoner and Greg Rust, Cedar Creek, NM; a brother, LaRue Frickel, Elmira; a brother-in-law, Robert Curren, Millerton; five grandchildren, Eugene and Edgar Ayres, April Powell Martinez, Tina and Molly Curren; six great-grandchildren; Nikki, Chelsea and Haley Ayres, Zachary, Jacob and Elijah Martinez; and many close and caring friends within the Fassett Baptist Church family where Irma attended for many years, especial her “adopted sister,” Doris Ford. Irma is remembered by her family as a loving wife and mother who found great joy in caring for her home, traveling to Florida in the winter but always returning home in the spring, and especially her love of spending countless hours in her kitchen cooking. Her career was that of a homemaker but in earlier years she worked on the family farm, for Bendix Co. as well as Remington Rand. Irma’s family gathered for a private visitation after which she was cremated at Northern Bradford Crematory. A memorial service was held at the Fassett Baptist Church on December 28, 2004 with her friend and Pastor, Rev. Donald Rockwell, officiating. Her ashes were to be interred in the Millerton Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Fassett Baptist Church, Rt. 14, Box 92, Gillett, PA; the Falck Cancer Center, 400 roe Avenue, Elmira, NY or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in her memory. Services were provided by Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, LLC in Southport, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GRAVES, Harry T. – Civil War Veteran and Former Publisher of Millerton Advocate – Millerton, April 28. – Harry T. Graves, who conducted the Millerton Advocate for many years, but who for the past few years has made his home with his son in Elmira, was found dead in bed Sunday morning. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Deceased was about 73 years of age and is survived by one son, Fritz, and one brother, Walter, of Elmira. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in the 188th Pa. Vols. He was a charter member of Deming Post, G.A.R., and was its first commander. Wellsboro Agitator, 30 April 1919.
GRIFFIN GEORGE N.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 8, 1932
George N. Griffin Dies at Millerton Home – Every Member of One of the State’s Largest Families Living – Ten Daughters and Five Sons Survive
Millerton, Dec. 7 – George N. Griffin, 70 and father of fifteen children, died Sunday on his son’s farm here. Born in Madison County, N.Y., George Griffin was the descendant of an Irish family which settled in this county in 1774. He was married but once, to the former Louise Barden (s/b Barton), of Christian Hollow, who died three years ago at the age of 62. It is remarkable to note that all of the fifteen sons and daughters of this family are living. Only one child born to this union, a son, died at the age of five weeks. The family is believed to be one of the largest in the state. The funeral was held Tuesday at the home of another son, Walter, of Millerton. After a prayer service at the home at 2 p.m. and a service at the Methodist church at 2:30 o’clock, Mr. Griffin was laid at rest in the Millerton cemetery. The surviving children include: Robert , Mrs. Lynn Layton, of Mansfield; Cornelius H. Griffin, of Hornell; Miss Georgia A. Griffin, of Elmira; Mrs. Harry Tice, of Sylvania; Mrs. Ralph Davidson, Joseph Griffin, of Elmira; Mrs. Grant Lewis, of Mansfield; Cecil Griffin, Frederick Griffin, of Rutland; Mrs. Floyd LeBarre, of Elmira; Mrs. Owen Hart, of Tioga; Misses Frances and Alice Griffin, of Elmira. Also 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren survive.
WALTER ROBERT GRIFFIN: (SRGP 08476) Walter Robert Griffin, age 86, of Millerton RD 1, died Thursday Oct. 18, 1973. Funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Wayne Richards officiating. Burial was in Millerton Cemetery. Family suggests those who wish may donate to the Heart Fund. He is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Ray (Myrtle) Cook of Mainesburg, Pa., Mrs. Raymond (Blanche) Horton of Millerton, Pa. RD 1, Mrs. 0. J. (Myra) Benson of Millerton RD 1, Mrs. Susie Benson of Horseheads, Mrs. Thomas (Dora) Landon of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Tallie (Louise) Marsh of Elmira, Mrs. Albert (Dolores) Wheeler of Elmira; one son, Robert Griffin of Tioga; one brother, Cecil Griffin of Mansfield; five sisters, Mrs. Nancy Beals of Mansfield, Mrs. Mildred Davidson of Millerton, Mrs. Nellie LaBarre of Manchester, N.H., Mrs. Owen (Daisy) Hart of Mansfield, Mrs. Glen (Frances) Updike of Gillett, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Millerton Methodist Church. He was born Feb. 17, 1887, Tioga, son of George and Louise Barton Griffin.
HOLLANDS, Louise - (SRGP 79636) MRS. CHARLES FRIENDS SUDDENLY
Mrs. Charles Friends died last Friday at the home in Hornell of her brother, Stephen Hollands. She had not been well since the death in December of her husband and was up and about most of the time. Five weeks ago she went to Hornell on a visit. Her condition did not improve, but not until a week before she dieddid her friends become alarmed. The best physicians and nurses were called but without avail.
Louise Hollands Friends was born in Mansfield in 1853, the tenth of twelve children of William and Charlotte Hollands. She was married to Charles Friends about forty years ago. Their only child, Earl, died at 13. Her sterling virtues endeared her to a large circle of friends in the communities in which her life was spent. She is survived by a step son, Ernest Friends, two brothers, Stephen and Williams Hollands, all of Hornell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at the Holland home at 4 Sunday, the Rev. Appleton of Harrisburg officiating and the remains were brought on Monday to Millerton where services were held in the Methodist Church. Interment was with her husband and son in the Millerton Cemetery.
DR. AW HOUSER
Dr. Ambrose W. Houser, a resident of Millerton, Pa., who had been practicing his profession in Wellsboro, Pa., died Thursday at 9 p.m. of a heart seizure, while he was a guest at the home of Mrs. Charles Fenner at Roaring Branch, Pa. Dr. Houser was well known in Northern Pennsylvania and was highly respected in his professional work. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara R. Houser; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Weaver and Miss Verde Houser of Wellsboro, Pa.; two sons, Hugh C. of Mt. Carmel, Pa., Willis of Camden, NJ; a STEPSON, j. Burnett Lapham of Towanda, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family residence in Millerton, Pa., Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery.
HUSTED –GENEVIEVE L. MILLER age 90 of Millerton, PA, Tuesday, September 17, 1985 in Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Thursday 2 to 4. Funeral there Friday at 10 am, the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Burial, Millerton Cemetery. Survived by 1 daughter, Jean Miller Brady of Millerton; 1 son, Garrett B. Miller of Millerton; 1 granddaughter, Mrs. Francisco (Linda) Banzon of Millerton; 3 great-granddaughters, Leah Banzon, with the U.S. Nay Thurso, Scotland, Sylvia and Elana Banzon of Millerton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Millerton; served the people of Tioga Co. as a seamstress for over 50 years; widow of H. Ford Miller. She was born August 17, 1895 in Mansfield, the daughter of Wilmont and Kathryn Johnson Husted. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/19/1985
Alexander Lewis, a former berry grower at Millerton, Pa., many years, died Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the family home, 521 Pennsylvania Avenue, aged seventy-eight years. Since his retirement from business a few years ago he had made his home in the city. Mr. Lewis was injured by walking against a moving E. C. & W. car at the corner of Lake and Water Streets, last September which injury developed complications, of which he did not recover. The decedent is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Ten Eyke and Mrs. William Schusler, both of this city; also a brother, Ira Lewis of Reno, Nev. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family home, the Rev. Delos Abrams to officiate. Burial in the Millerton Cemetery. (handwritten on article Nov. 21, 1918)
MASCHO Karen Mascho Ennis Curren
Died very unexpectedly at home in Fassett, PA on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the age of 58. Born on June 6, 1953 in Elmira, Karen was the daughter of the late, Lyle & Edna Holland Mascho. She graduated from Horseheads High School and received her Nursing credentials from Alfred State. Karen had a lifelong passion for helping those in need and was employed by St. Joseph's Hospital for over 30 years; many of those years were spent in the Emergency Room. Karen interests included gardening, crafts, flowers, the outdoors and enjoying her friends and grandchildren. Surviving is her loving family, husband, LaRue Curren; her children, Crystal (Patrick) Parks and Daniel Ennis; step daughter, Molly (Josh Doran) Curren; grandchildren, Amelia Mae Parks and Ada Lou Doran; sister, Kathie (Marty) Mansfield; niece, Jill (Rob) Pereira; nephews, Joel (Angie) Mansfield and Jesse (Shannon) Mansfield; great nieces, great nephews and her loving canine companion, "Corky". Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday July, 15, 2011 between the hours of 6-8 pm. Graveside services will take place at the family's convenience in Millerton Cemetery. "Karen cared passionately for her family. She loved her friends like family. Everyone she met became a friend." Star Gazette – July 12, 2011
JOSEPH J. MATHERS, 68, Millerton died May 11, 2000, at home. He retired from construction and contracting having last worked with Robert Bauman Contracting. Later, he spent his years hunting with his buddies from the “Mosherville Gang” and enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture. He especially enjoyed making his “Mosherville Ducks” that were along his driveway. Surviving are three daughters and son-in-law Sheila and Larry Foster, Canton, Bonnie Jo Mathers, and Marilyn Patterson, both of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren, Tammy Foster, Tonya Foster, Robert James Foster; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Carboni, Patricia Hill and Jane and Arnold Durfee; brother, Butch (Jack) Mathers; sister-in-law, Shirley Pease; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Jane Mathers, Oct. 31, 1997. Memorial services were held May 14, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Howard Hunt, officiating. Burial was made at the Millerton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Area Agency on Aging, for the Meals on Wheels Program, 220 Main St., Unit 2, Towanda, PA in Mr. Mathers’ memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MERRICK, Lulu Fowler – Mrs. Lulu F. Fowler, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.R. Merrick, formerly of Tioga, was born in Covington, July 8, 1880; died at St. Joseph’s hospital in Elmira May 5 at 8:45 a.m. of peritonitis, after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Fowler had been a great sufferer, having submitted to seven operations. She was well known and very popular in her girlhood days in Tioga, says the Argus. She was confirmed and admitted to membership of St. Andrew’s church in June 1893. She was a graduate of the high school at Canton. She was married to John Fowler, of Elmira, in 1903, and had resided in Elmira most of the time since. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, her father, one brother, J.B. Merrick, of Elk City, Oklahoma. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon; burial in the Millerton cemetery, by the side of her mother. Wellsboro Agitator, 14 May 1919.
MILLER – Albert W. Miller, 79, of Millerton, died Saturday, July 14, 1962. He was proprietor of Miller Chevrolet at Millerton, Survived by wife, Mrs. Mabel Miller; sons, George A. of Millerton, Jesse B. of Pine City, NY; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira on Tuesday at 1:30 PM, the Rev. Clyde Rosekrans officiating. Burial was in Millerton Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 18 July 1962, p.4
GARRETT B. MILLER
Garrett B. (Butch) Miller, 57, of Millerton, PA, died Thursday, July 11, 1991 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. He was a US Air Force veteran. He is survived by his niece, Lynda Banzon of Millerton, PA; great-nieces, Mrs. Tod (Elana) Kimmey of Millerton, PA, Mrs. Leslie (Sylvia) Jerzak of Elmira, NY and Leah Banzon of Pearl City, HI; great-great-nephews, Dominic Kimmey of Millerton, PA and Eric Jerzak of Elmira. Funeral services were at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on July 5 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and interment to be in Millerton Cemetery, Millerton, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 1, 1991)
MILLER –MRS. JEAN MILLER BRADY age 54 of Millerton, PA, Friday, October 24, 1985 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Monday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Interment Millerton Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Linda (Francisco) Banzon of Millerton; brother, Garrett B. Miller of Millerton; 3 grandchildren, Leah Banzon with the U.S. Navy at Thurso, Scotland, Sylvia and Elana Banzon of Millerton, PA. Jean was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and a retiree of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Corp. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1985
Lewis Miller died at his home 398 Washington street, Elmira, about 10 o’clock Saturday morning, aged sixty-?? Years. He is survived by four sons, ? H. of Watkins; Lewis of Bath, ??? A. Of Portland, Oregon, and ??? of Elmira, three daughters: Mrs. Weldon Kelly of Kelly Hill, N.Y.; Mrs. A. R. Merrick of Wilcox, Pa., and Miss Laura Miller of Elmira; also one sister, Mrs. J. D. Earl of Coudersport. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock. Deceased was an old-time resident of this place, and the body was brought here for burial by the side of ??? in Millerton cemetery.
MILLER, Margarette - MRS. ALEXANDER LEWIS
Mrs. Margarette Lewis, wife of Alexander Lewis died at the family home, 521 Pennsylvania Avenue yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, after an extended illness. The decedent was seventy years old and is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. G. F. TenEyck of Elmira and Phoebe Lewis at home. Also two brothers, Alvin and Jonas Miller of Millerton and three sisters, Mrs. Guy Strock of Elkland, Pa. and Mrs. W. E. Barnes of Lawrenceville, Pa., and Mrs. Louise Corwin of Elmira. A prayer service will be held at the home, 521 Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday at 12 o’clock noon, and the remains will be removed to Millerton, Pa., where the funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept. 14, 1911)
Alvin J. MOSHER
After being totally disabled for years, and a final lingering and painful illness of months, Alvin J. Mosher died at his home in this village on Friday last at 6 p.m., aged nearly seventy years. Mr. Mosher was a good citizen, an excellent neighbor and a true and loyal friend. He was a veteran of the Civil War, in which he served as a member of Battery L, Fifth U. S. Heavy Artillery, leaving an excellent record, he was for a time before removing here a resident of Watkins, Montour Falls and Elmira, N.Y., and Mosherville Pa., in which latter place he was engaged in the mercantile business. As an expert horseman, deceased was widely known, and seemed the possessor of a magic touch in training and developing animals to the highest perfection. He was a lover of a good horse, and seemed to derive great happiness in bringing out their best qualities. This accounts for his great success in that line, which was conceded by all. Of his immediate family, Mr. Mosher leaves a widow and one son, Joseph Mosher, an instructor in Columbia College, New York City. A brother, A. F. Mosher, of Trumansburg, N.Y. and sister, Mrs. J.B. Miller, of this village, also survive him. The funeral was held at his late home Monday at 11 a.m., and was under the supervision of Deming Post No. 476, G. A. R., of this place,of which deceased was a member. Rev. John Darrow officiated and George Miller was in charge. The Grand Army ritual service at the grave in Millerton cemetery, as performed by his comrades, was impressive and affecting. 1913
MOSHER/BORSE/BARSE, Ethel Dewitt – Mrs. Ethel Barse Dewitt died at 837 East Water street, Elmira, Friday morning, of pneumonia, aged 27 years. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mosher, of Lockport; her husband, Lewis J. Dewitt; three small children: Eleanor, Betty and an infant son, Robert; four sisters and one brother in France. She was the adopted daughter of A.B. Borse and spent several years of her girlhood in this place and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral will be held Monday at the church in this place; burial in the Millerton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.
MOSHER - Mrs. Lucy M. Miller, (SRGP 60210) 92, widow of Jesse B. Miller, lifelong resident of Millerton, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1938. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bernice M. Graves of Elmira; three sons, Albert W. and H. Ford of Millerton, Pa. and Ward H. of San Antonio, Tex; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family home, Millerton, Pa., Saturday at 2 p.m. Millerton Cemetery.
O'DONNELL John J.
Age 79, of Millerton, PA, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at his home. John was the husband of Joan K. (McHenry) O'Donnell. He was born March 28, 1929 in Hazelton, PA, a son of Cletus and Mary (Walsh) O'Donnell. John was employed as a security guard at Ward Manufacturing. He had retired from U.S. Steel after 40 years of service, worked as a security guard at A & P, and umpired college Legion baseball. He was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield, and a member of the American Legion. John was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in WWII. John is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Harold (Kathy) O'Donnell of Levittown, PA, Richard O'Donnell of Drifton, PA, Daniel O'Donnell of West Virginia, Kevin (Ann) O'Donnell of Drifton, PA, Patricia O'Donnell of Fairless Hills, PA, and Darren O'Donnell at home; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Molly (Anthony) Plitnik of Hazelton, PA, Helen O'Donnell of Hazelton, PA, Sarah Dicusata of Wilmington, DE; stepchildren, Linnedee (Lynn) Geiser of Coudersport, PA, LeAnn Jorrett of Hatboro, PA, Faymarie (Arthur) Gerstenmaier of Langhorne, PA, Joseph (Judy) Przepioski of Laurel Springs, NJ, Michael Przepioski of Levittown, PA, Sean (Patricia) Peterson of Levittown, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepson, Kevin Przepioski. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Child Catholic Church, 245 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jacek Bialkowski as celebrant. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darren O'Donnell Educational Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/13/2008.
O’DONNELL - John J. O'Donnell, 79, of Millerton, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at his home. John was the husband of Joan K. McHenry O'Donnell. He was born March 28, 1929 in Hazelton, a son of Cletus and Mary Walsh O'Donnell. John was employed as a security guard at Ward Manufacturing. He had retired from U.S. Steel after 40 years of service, worked as a security guard at A&P and umpired college Legion baseball. He was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield and a member of the American Legon. John was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in World War II. John is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Harold (Kathy) O'Donnell of Levittown, Richard O'Donnell of Drifton, Daniel O'Donnell of West Virginia, Kevin (Ann) O'Donnell of Drifton, Patricia O'Donnell of Fairless Hills, Darren O'Donnell at home; 17 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Molly (Anthony) Plitnik of Hazelton, Helen O'Donnell of Hazelton, Sarah Dicusata of Wilmington, Del.; step-children, Linnedee (Lynn) Geiser of Coudersport, LeAnn Jorrett of Hatboro, Faymarie (Arthur) Gerstenmaier of Langhorne, Joseph (Judy) Przepioski of Laurel Springs, N.J., Michael Przepioski of Levittown, Sean (Patricia) Peterson of Levittown; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a step-son, Kevin Przepioski. Family and friends were invited to call Wednesday, April 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Child Catholic Church, 245 S. Main St., Mansfield on Wednesday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jacek Bialkowski as celebrant. Burial was made in Millerton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darren O'Donnell Educational Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, 16 April 2008
OSGOOD, Clarence L.
Clarence L. Osgood, 48, of Wellsboro died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1939. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret A. Grinnell Osgood; three sons, the Rev. Roland Osgood, Nelson, Pa., Edmund W. and Charles D., Wellsboro. The body will be in the Wellsboro Methodist Church Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. when the funeral will be held. The Rev. Harold McIlnay will officiate. Burial will be in Millerton Cemetery. The body will be in the Soper Funeral home, Troy, Pa., until Friday morning.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 3, 1940
Clarence Osgood died Tuesday night at the Packer Hospital at Sayre. He had been in poor health for sometime. Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, Edmund and Charles, of Wellsboro, and Rev. Roland Osgood, of Nelson. Funeral services were held Friday at the Methodist church, Rev. W. H. McIlnay officiating.
PEASE, Betty Jean Mathers, 67, of Mosherville, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 31, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joseph Mathers; daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Larry Foster of Canton, PA; daughters, Bonnie Jo Mather and Marilyn Patterson, both of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren, Tammy Foster of Albany, NY Tonya Foster of Philadelphia, PA and Robert James Foster of Troy, PA; a sister, Arlene Pipher of Florida; a brother Willard Pease Jr. of Pine City, NY; several loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Willard C. and Matilda Pease Jr. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on November 3 with the Rev. Vincent P
anepinto officiating and interment to be in Millerton Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Memorials may be made to the Southern Tier Heart Association, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905.
RETAN - Ex-Associate Judge Matthew K. Retan, aged 75, whose death was announced in the Agitator a week ago, was born in Farmersville, NY, and most of his boyhood was spent there. He removed, 60 years ago, to Jackson township, Tioga county, and lived always afterwards in Millerton except for a few years spent in Tioga. Mr. Retan was for many years a prosperous storekeeper in Millerton, and engaged also in other undertakings. He was the first Postmaster in that village and served for many years in that capacity. He served also as Justice of the Peace, in addition to being an Associate Judge of Tioga county for the term, 1871-1876, in conjunction with the late John F. Donaldson. He held other offices also. He was for 40 years a trustee of the Methodist Church in Millerton and was always actively interested in its welfare. The deceased was a man of strict honesty and integrity, whose word was as good as his bond. Heavy losses a few years ago, through no fault of his own, necessitated a hard struggle during his last days to maintain his credit unimpaired, but he bravely faced adversity and was a winner in the end. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Martie Tillinghast and Miss Ida Retan, both of Millerton, and Rev. O.A. Retan. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 10, 1902
Dr. Frank SMITH, of Millerton, died recently, aged 73 years. Dr. Smith was a graduate of Syracuse University and was well known to many people in Northern Pennsylvania. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Louis of Texas; Leon D. of Lawrenceville, and Herbert of York. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 o’clock; burial at the Millerton Cemetery. Dr. Smith was a practicing physician in Millerton for over half a century. (handwritten on article May 1923)
TILLINGHAST –MRS. ELIZABETH TILLINGHAST KENT, a former resident of Elmira, died Tuesday night (Dec. 9, 1930) at the home of her brother, Charles L. Tillinghast at Ovid. She is survived by the brother and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at the Tillinghast home in Ovid Friday at 10 a.m. Burial in the Miller Cemetery at Millerton, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/11/1930
DAVID L. VANDELINDER, 44, of Elmira, NY, diedunexpectedly at home on November 15, 2003. Born June 8, 1959 in Troy, PA, he was the son of Harry L. and Betty L. Christopher) VanDelinder. He graduated from Williamson High School and Elmira College. He was a retired accountant: was a member of the Millerton Untied Methodist Church. Surviving are his children John D. VanDelinder, Depew, NY; Jamie Lynn (Tim) VanDelinder-Pierce, Farmington, NY; William D. VanDelinder, Elmira, NY; their mother, Ellen VanDelinder, Mooresville, NC; parents, Harry L. and Betty L. VanDelinder, Lakeland, FL and Elmira, NY; sister, Debra VanDelinder, Elmira, NY; brother, Scott (Megan) VanDelinder, Salem, OR; two grandchildren; special friend Alicia Collins, Corning, NY; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 21, at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Lynn Ensign and Donald Maynard officiating. Interment was held at the convenience of the family in Millerton Cemetery. An educational fund is being established to provide for the education of his youngest son, William. Contributions may be directed to Debra VanDelinder, 87 Country Club Drive, Elmira, NY.
VanDELINDER Harry L.
Age 79, of Lakeland, FL, died
Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Elmira, NY surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 1, 1930 in Elmira, NY, son of the late John W. and Bernice Rae Brougham VanDelinder. Harry was a member of the first graduating class of Williamson High School in Tioga, PA. He married Berry Christopher on September 15, 1957 and together they have enjoyed 52 years of marriage. Harry retired in 1993 after 41 years of service with Corning Inc., where he was a pipefitter/a-c/mechanic at Central Trades and Sullivan Park. He was a member of the Local 1000 Union for 58 years. Harry lived in Millerton, PA for many years. During this time he was a very active member of his community. He was a member of the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and served as its Vice President for two years. He served on the Millerton Board of the Boy Scouts of America, was Sunday School Superintendent at Millerton United Methodist Church, served as a Board Member and Trustee of the Milleton Wesleyan Church and was well known for narrating annual cantatas under the direction of Linda MacAuslan at the Millerton Wesleyan Church. He was often affectionately referred to as the “Mayor of Millerton” during his years there. After retirement Harry and Betty moved to Elmira and joined the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church still living the life of “snowbirds”. During this time he was a member of Sandpiper Golf & Country Club Dance Committee and the Sandpiper Men’s 9-hole golf league. In 2006 they decided to make Lakeland, FL their permanent home. He was a member of the North Lakeland Presbyterian Church. He and Betty loved their life in Florida, travelling and spending time with their family and many friends. Harry was a devoted family man and loved every moment he spent with them. His parents, son, David VanDelinder; and brother, John R. VanDelinder, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. VanDelinder of Lakeland, FL; daughter, Debgb VanDelinder of Elmira, NY; son, Scott [Megan] VanDelinder of Albany, OR; grandchildren, John [Caryn] VanDelinder of Cheektowaga, NY, Jamie [Tim] VanDelinder-Pierce of Farmington, NY William VanDelinder of Elmira, NY, Ethan and SkylerVanDelinder of Albany, OR; great-grandchildren, Julian VanDelinder, Dillon and Jacob VanDelinder-Pierce of Farmington, NY; sister-in-law, Shirley [Wilbur] Morgan of Elmira; brother-in-law, Robert Dorsey [Lois] Christopher of Newmanstown, PA; also several nieces, nephews and cousins, along with many, many wonderful friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Sunday, May 30, 2010, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverends Bill Vallet and Lynn Ensign will officiate. A graveside service will follow in Millerton Cemetery, Millerton, PA with the Reverend Donald Maynard officiating. Those who wish may remember Harry through contributions to Southern Tier Hospice., 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 29, 2010
WARNER Lucretia (SRGP 87193) - Mrs. Lucretia Retan, aged 67, widow of Mr. [William] Austin Retan, died at her home in Millerton on Thursday, after three months' illness. Mrs. Retan had been a widow for 38 years. She was a daughter of the late Truman Warner, of Wells. She possessed a strong and benign personality and was widely esteemed, being very charitable and generous to those in need of her help. She was a devout Christian and was a member of the Baptist Church at Alder Run. Mrs. Retan is survived by her only son, Prof. E.A. Retan, of Tioga, and two stepsons, Mr. Artemus Retan, who lives in the West, and Mr. David M. Retan, of Millerton. She is survived also by two brothers, Messrs. Bradley and Martin Warner, both of Wells, and by one sister, Mrs. Ann Sartain, of Minnesota. Funeral services were held from Mrs. Retan's home Saturday afternoon. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 21, 1901
WHEELER - Mrs. Louisa Andrews, 90, of Millerton, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1959. She was the widow of William Henry Andrews; member of Millerton Methodist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. John V. Darrow, with whom she resided; son, Austin Andrews, Millerton; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis Wheeler, Millerton. Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Millerton Methodist Church, the Rev. Gilbert Mitchell officiating. Burial in Millerton Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Aug. 1959
WHITE Eliza Mary
Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, November 18, 1926
Millerton, Nov. 17.—Mrs. Eliza Griffin, wife of Robert Griffin, died early Thursday morning at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, from burns suffered in an explosion caused by pouring kerosene to start a fire in a stove Wednesday evening at her home at Millerton. She went to a front room of the Griffin home intending to start a fire which she believed had been out since early in the day. She poured kerosene on the kindling from a one gallon can. It is believed a spark from a previous fire still smoldering in the ashes in the grate ignited the liquid. There was a flash and an explosion. The flaming contents of the oil can was thrown over the woman. Mr. Griffin rushed to the house from the barn and extinguished the flames on the house with difficulty, but by this time Mrs. Griffin's burns were fatal. Dr. Ivan E. Pratt was called and ordered both to St. Joseph's Hospital, where they arrived at 9:30 p. m. The burns were so serious that she failed to respond to treatment, death occurring at 12:20 a. m. The decedent is survived by her husband, Robert Griffin and four children—Myrtle, Blanche, Susie and Dora, all at home; her father, Miles White, and two brothers, Emmett and Ray White, both of Elmira. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M. E. church; interment in the Millerton cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, December 3, 1919
WILCOX - George F. [SRGP 70117] - Choked to Death by Wire Guard Cable when Car Leaves Road
George F. Wilcox, aged 61 years, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Millerton, PA, was strangles to death at 6 o'clock last Thursday evening on the Jobs Corner-Mosherville highway, when his automobile was forced off the highway and a wire cable caught across his throat. Mrs. Wilcox, his wife, who was the only other occupant of the Ford car, was bruised on the shoulders and chest. Merritt Cook, who resides on the Bailey Creek highway, a short distance south of Jobs Corners, confessed to Fred Wilcox, a brother of Geo. F. Wilcox, that he was driving the car which collided with the Wilcox car, says the Star-Gazette. The accident happened in Bradford county, and County Coroner Lyons, of Ulster, was notified. A relative of Mr. Wilcox said, "We shall place all the facts in the hands of Coroner Lyons, including the admission made by Merritt Cook. We shall insist that action be taken." Mr. & Mrs. Wilcox, with several relatives, had enjoyed their Thanksgiving dinner at the home of a relative near Roseville. Just before 6 o'clock they left for Millerton in their Ford car. They decided to go by the way of Mosherville toward Seeley Creek, turning to the dirt highway south of Seeley Creek. This would give an improved highway for a greater part of the distance. Motorists and others who have passed over the Jobs Corners-Mosherville improved highway will recall that for some distance the road is located at the base of an embankment. The highway is supported by a stone support on the left when the driver is going north. The wall is laid to protect the highway from being washed out when Seeley creek goes on a rampage. Instead of a wood guardrail along the highway by the creek two heavy wire cables have been stretched. These cables are painted white. It was at a point near the watering trough that a car approaching from the north was seen by Mr. & Mrs. Wilcox. It was another Ford car and was not approaching at a fast rate of speed. Neither was the Wilcox car being driven rapidly. According to Mrs. Wilcox, the driver of the approaching car did not turn close to the cables on the creek side of the highway, which were to the right of the approaching car. Mr. Wilcox turned as close to the embankment as he could, so Mrs. Wilcox says, but could not escape being hit by the left front wheel of the approaching car. The front left wheels of the two cars did not lock, but evidently the hubs came together. The unexpected impact turned the wheels of the Wilcox car in such a manner that Mr. Wilcox lost control. The other car passed and the Wilcox car headed toward the creek. Mr. Wilcox was unable to check the momentum of the car and the front wheels ran off the bank, going under the lower cable. The upper cable smashed the windshield and part of the top of the car and was drawn taut across Mr. Wilcox's throat. While Mrs. Wilcox was pinned partially in her seat by the cable, she realized her husband was in a serious position. She attempted to push the cable away, part of the car's weight was held by the cable, and her efforts were futile. "You'll have to get me out of here or I'll choke to death," gasped Mr. Wilcox. The wife exerted all her strength to extricate her husband, but in vain. The driver of the other car did not stop. Had he done so it is probable that a little aid would have been sufficient to release Mr. Wilcox. It was possibly 20 minutes after the accident that Charles Wilson, a relative, who had been visiting for the day at the same home with Mr. & Mrs. Wilcox arrived. He and his party released Mr. & Mrs. Wilcox, but Mr. Wilcox was dead. Mr. Wilson took Mr. & Mrs. Wilcox to Millerton in his car, where Mrs. Wilcox was given medical attention by Dr. Ivan Pratt. She had suffered many cuts and bruises. None of these is regarded as serious. Mr. Wilcox is survived by his widow; one son, Holly S. Wilcox, Erie train dispatcher at Hornell; one daughter, Mrs. Albert W. Miller of Millerton; five brothers, Attorney H.D. Wilcox, Samuel Wilcox and John F. Wilcox, of Elmira; Fred Wilcox of Roseville, PA; and Asa Wilcox of Mosherville, PA. Coroner A.B. Lyon, of Bradford county, took charge of the case Friday morning. The point in the highway where the accident occurred is in Bradford county. It was necessary to secure a jury of citizens of that county. The following jury was selected: John Jones, farmer; Sidney McClellan, stock dealer; L.W. Shepard, merchant; George Lucky, farmer; Samuel Braisted and John Tuton, traveling men, all of Mosherville. At 1 o'clock Friday afternoon the coroner began the formal inquest. The jury viewed the body and heard testimony of several witnesses. Those who told of the accident included, Mrs. George F. Wilcox, the widow; Curtis Smith, Charles Wilson, Foster Wilson and Fred Wilson, who were among the first upon the scene of the accident and assisted in backing the Ford car and releasing Mrs. Wilcox and removing the body of her husband and Mr. & Mrs. Asa Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox being a brother of the deceased. Coroner Lyon took the jury in automobiles to the scene of the accident on the Mosherville-Jobs Corners highway. Measurements were taken and the witnesses who found the car shortly after the accident, explained the position of the car and the jury was permitted to draw inferences as to the manner in which the accident happened. The funeral of George F. Wilcox was held at the home in Millerton at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. F. Barrett, pastor of the Baptist church at Jackson Summit officiating. The Tioga lodge of Masons and the Millerton lodge of Odd Fellows, of which Mr. Wilcox was a member, attended and had charge of the services at the grave. Burial in the cemetery in Millerton. Mr. Wilcox was the station agent for the Tioga division of the Erie in Millerton and was a justice of the peace.
WILSON - John WILSON, an old resident of this place, died at about seven o'clock last Friday evening, after an illness of only about three days. Although about eighty years old, Mr. WILSON was active as a man twenty years younger, and had been noticed as particularly sprightly during the summer just past. Many in the village had not even heard of his illness, and were first made aware of it and its fatal termination by the tolling of the church bell Saturday morning. Deceased was formerly a farmer, but removed to this village some sixteen or eighteen years ago, where he has since resided. He was twice married; the issue by his first marriage being a son and daughter, viz: nathaniel Wilson, of Wells, Pa., and Mrs. Asa Jackson, of this village. By his second wife he had one daughter, Mrs. Bart. Buchanan, of Caton. His second wife died two or three years ago, and recently, while not engaged in travelling through the country on business, he made his home with his children, his death occurring at the house of Mrs. JACKSON. The funeral was held in this village last Sunday, Rev. MEEKER officiating, and was quite largely attended. Interment was in Millerton Cemetery by the side of relatives gone before.
Millerton, Feb. 11 - Nathaniel Wilson, one of our oldest and most highly respected residents, died Thursday at the family home near here, aged 80 years. He is survived by his widow, two children, Mrs. C.L. Bush, of Horseheads, and Foster Wilson, of Millerton; also three grandchildren, Mrs. Roy Kilgore, Charles and Fred Wilson, and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held Sunday at the home, Rev. John Darow officiating, burial in the Millerton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb. 1918
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??? MILLER, Mrs. Marjorie S., age 65, of Millerton, Pa. Thursday, July 13, 1972 at the Cherry Hill Medical Center in Cherry Hill, N.J. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Monday at 10 a.m., the Reev. Wayne Richards of the Millerton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the Millerton Cemetery. Survived by her son, Major Gary A. Miller of Fort Eustis, Va.; grandsons, William and Thomas Miller both of Fort Eustis; sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Goodwin of Cherry Hill, N.J.; cousin, Mr. Howard Spencer of Endicott, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church; member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and widow of the late George A. Miller.