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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Ogdensburg Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.



PAUL HAROLD, 62, Canton RR 2, diedwhile surrounded by his family September 24, 1999, at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia following a brief illness.  Born April 27, 1937, in Abingdon, VA.  He was the only son of Mattie Moretz Harold and the late Roy Harold.  As a youngster, he grew up in Virginia and later served with the Army Reserves.  In 1956 he moved to the Ogdensburg area, where he made his home.  On November 27, 1959, he married the former Lois Ragan in Grover.  Together they celebrated nearly 40 years of living marriage.  He was employed by Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg for 33 years until his retirement in May of this year.  Mr. Harold was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.  He was very musically inclined.  He loved Bluegrass music and was a talented guitar player.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and especially loved fishing.  He was featured in Fish and Game Finder Magazine, with his picture proudly displaying a record breaking tiger musky he took out of Cowanesque Lake in June 1992.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lois, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelva and Don Cohick, Birdsboro, PA; sons and a daughter-in-law, John Harold and special friend, Stacy Campbell, both of LeRoy, PA; Matt and Paula Harold, Mansfield, PA; Jamie Harold, Canton; six grandchildren, Sara and Darris Cohick and John Paul, Krista, Brittany and Matthew Harold; a sister, Lucille Ragan, Canton; several sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Harold was predeceased by a sister, Joann Williams, in 1980 and nephews, Ronald Ragan and Michael “Chopper” Ragan.  The funeral service was held September 28 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. William Shepherd officiating.  Interment was in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA in Mr. Harold’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HAWK –HELEN C. DAVY, 71, RD Roaring Branch, died Thursday, July 21, 1977, at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.  She was born Feb. 9, 1906, a daughter of Ezra and Mame Stone Hawk.  She is survived by her husband, Burt Davy of Roaring Branch RD; two sons, Ralph W. Davy Sr., Roaring Branch RD 1 and Harold Davy, Canton;  two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Raymond, Cogan Station; and Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Mundrick, Montoursville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several cousins.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. S. Wade Steward, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Canton, officiating.  Interment will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HERMAN - THOMAS
Cleaora Age 93, formerly of Canton, PA, died December 1, at Towanda Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit. Cleaora "Tot" Herman was born on July 27, 1912. She was a daughter of Harry and Bessie (Page) Herman and grew up on the family's farm near Ogdensburg. Tot was married to the late Gerald Thomas for over 50 years. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton's Lady Rebekah Lodge 362 and V.F.W. Auxiliary 714. Mrs. Thomas was also active and held offices in Minnequa Grange 754 and the Bradford/Sullivan County Pomona Grange 23. Tot was devoted to caring for her family and home. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and especially loved times spent fishing with Gerald. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Ruth Thomas, Vestal, NY; three grandchildren, Mark (Julia) Thomas, Marcia (Mark) Canford, all of Vestal, Craig (Diane) Thomas, Silver Spring, MD; six great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Brian, Joshua, Shana, Brandon and Megan; a brother, Lawrence "Fats" Herman, Roaring Branch, PA; a sister, Betty Rahall, Elmira, NY; two sisters-in-law, Alice Herman of Georgia and Ernestine Herman of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Gerald, Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by two brothers, Harry Jr. and Lloyd; and a sister, Stella Herman. Calling hours will be 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will follow with Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), P.O. Box 57, Canton, PA 17724.

HUSTED –MARJORIE M. POPE 64, formerly of Canton, Pa., diedon Oct. 19, 2006, at her home in Orlando, Fla.  Marge was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1942, a daughter of the late Harold H. Husted and Dorothy Jane (Herman) Husted Kelley.  She was a 1961 graduate of Canton High School.  Marge loved doing many things in life. She especially enjoyed dancing, bowling, and playing cards with family and friends.  Surviving her are two sons, Bradley E. Jr. (Tracie) Packard of Port Orange, Fla., and Jason L. (Charlene) Packard of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, brother and half-sister, Marlene Wilber of Canton, Frank (Juanita) Husted of Hastings, Neb., and Sharon Kelley of Pottstown, Pa.; two step-grandchildren, Jason and Shalena Hall; a brother-in-law, Joseph Festa of Connecticut; Marge's special friend, Robert Shaeffer of Orlando, Fla.; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.   Marge was predeceased by her father, Harold Husted, in 1970, her mother, D. Jane Kelley, in 2005; a sister, Joan M. Festa, in 2005; her stepfather, Leo M. Kelley, in 1982; and brother-in-law, Douglas Wilber Sr., in 2000.  In keeping with Marge's wishes, a graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Ogdensburg Cemetery. Pastor Tom Blackall will officiate.  Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Elmira Street, Troy, Pa.  Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

INMAN Nathaniel Blake Inman
was silently delivered to his heavenly father's loving arms on Dec. 8, 2010 at 7:26 p.m. at Geisinger Medical Center. This precious and beautiful angel weighed 6 lb., 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. His passing was sudden and unexpected. His family mourns for the moments they dreamed of sharing together and for the little boy they have adored from the beginning. If love could have saved him, he would still be here to be held in their arms. Nathaniel will be forever carried in the hearts of his "mommy and daddy," Mark and Lisa Inman, and his siblings, Carrie and Carter, until the day the family circle is once again complete in heaven. His surviving identical twin brother, Ryan, will always have a special angel to watch over him. Nathaniel will also be forever loved and remembered by his maternal "Grammy and Pappy," Gene and Carol McCarty (Hughesville), "Uncle" Dana, "Aunt" Lori and cousin Tyler Wilson (Hughesville), paternal "Grandpa and Grandma", Greg and Nancy Inman (Roaring Branch), and "Uncle" Scott, "Aunt" Paula and cousins Maezie, Paulie, Maayke, and Daniel Inman (Canton). He is also survived by paternal great-grandparents Lewis and Doris Packard (Canton), John and Myrtle Inman (Athens), and maternal great-grandmother Violet Wolfe (Muncy), in addition to many extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal great-grandparents, Floyd and Ruth Metzger, and Amos McCarty. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec, 14, at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, followed by the funeral service. Nathaniel's final resting place on earth will be at Ogdensburg Cemetery, with a private internment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Nathaniel be directed to the children's program at the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.  Towanda Daily Review - December 13, 2010

IRVIN Charles L
Charles L. Irvin, Dies at Tioga, Aged 54.  Charles L. Irvin, 54, died Sunday evening at his home here.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Patterson and Miss Madeline Irvin, of Tioga;  two grandchildren and the following sisters – Mrs. Ida Vermilyea and Mrs. H. A. Banzhas, of Muncy; Mrs. L. H. Robinson, of Collingswood, N.J.; Mrs. G. L. Clark of Jersey shore.  The funeral was held Wednesday at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ; burial in Ogdensburg Cemetery.
Source: The Wellsboro Gazette, June 21, 1934, Page 8, Column 5

IRVIN Charles L
Charles L. Irvin, aged 54 years died Sunday evening at his home at Tioga.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Madeline Irvin (didn’t list a second) and two sons, David and Dane, of Tioga;  two grandchildren and these sisters, Mrs. Ida Vermilyea, and Mrs. H. A. Banzhas, of Muncy; Mrs. L. H. Robinson, of Colingswood, N. J.; Mrs. G. L . Clark, of Jersey Shore.  The funeral will be held at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ today at 2 p. m.; burial in the Ogdensburg cemetery.
Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, June 20, 1934, Page 7, Column 1

JACKSON –CLARA COLE.  During the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 9, 2003, Clara D. Jackson Cole, a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg, diedquietly at Valley View Nursing Center.  She was 84 years of age.  Born June 5, 1918, on her family’s Ogdensburg farm, she was the daughter of Tracy and Viola Groover Jackson.  Clara was first married to the late William H. Thompson and together they raised two sons.  After husband’s passing in April of 1962, Clara enrolled in a beautician school in Williamsport, which led to the opening of her own business.  The beauty shop that she operated from her home earned her enough to put her two sons through college.  A local man named Charles ‘Sam” Cole began keeping company with Clara.  On June 26, 1971, they were united in marriage by the Rev. Duane Taylor at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.  During their 31 years together they shared many good times and cherished many memories.   In April of 1972 they flew to Vicenza, Italy, for the wedding of their son, William.  They enjoyed many fishing trips to Quebec, as well as trips to Maine, Colorado and California, and winter visits to Florida.  On their 25th wedding anniversary they enjoyed a Caribbean cruise.  Clara took great pride in her flower garden, which graced her home each year from early spring through late autumn.  She was also quite skilled at raising African violets.  Clara was very involved with her community.  She was a member of the Union Township Historical Society and was a 61-year member of the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293.  Over the years she had served the Grange as assistant steward, chaplain, secretary, lecturer, Ceres, Pomona, and Finance Committee and home Economic Committee chairman.  Clara also served her Lord as a Sunday school teacher at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, where she helped to guide scores of young people on the right path.  Clara is survived by her husband of nearly 32 years, Sam, at home; her sons, William G. (and Maria) Thompson of Alta Vista, Ariz., and Douglas (and Peg) Thompson of Sugar Run; her grandchildren Amanda and Nathan Thompson, her brothers, George Jackson, Galen (and Gladys) Jackson and Norman (and Jean) Jackson, all of Roaring Branch; sisters Dorothy (and Kenneth) McNett of Williamsport, Gladys (and James) Dean of Big Flats, N.Y., and Hazel (and Maynard) Cheenko of Lowman, N.Y., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Gardner and her first husband, William H. Thompson.  Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ with the Rev. William Shepard and the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  There will be a viewing at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, RR 2, Box 276, Canton, Pa. or the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Md. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

JACKSON Dorothy McNett

89, widow of Kenneth McNett of Williamsport, PA, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from the Valley View Nursing Center. Dorothy Mae, "Dot" to family and friends, was born in Ogdensburg, PA on April 26, 1922. Dot was one of eight children in the family of the late Tracy and Viola (Gruver) Jackson. She grew up on the family farm in Ogdensburg and graduated from Canton High School. Dot and her husband Ken were blessed with many happy and devoted years caring for one another. They enjoyed trips to visit with family. Dot was an active member of Williamsport's St. John's United Methodist Church. Surviving are her two children, Paulette (McNett) Alexander of Duncannon and Ron (Pearl "Sue") McNett of Roaring Branch; five grandchildren, Dorothy, Michelle, Shaw, Tracey and Cassandra; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three siblings, Hazel (Maynard) Schmenko of Elmira, Galen (Gladys) Jackson and Norman (Jean) Jackson, all of Ogdensburg; a daughter-in-law, Beverly McNett of Williamsport; special brother-in-law, Sam Cole of Warrensville; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; a son, Larry McNett; and four siblings, Marjorie Gardener, Clara Cole, Gladys Doan and George Jackson. Calling hours are 12 - 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Her funeral service will follow with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery. Memorials in Mrs. McNett's name may be made to Valley View Nursing Center's Recreation Dept., 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.   Star Gazette – April 18, 2012

 

JACKSON Gary Jackson

51, of Roaring Branch, (Union Twp.) died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from injuries received in a truck accident. Gary Neal Jackson was born on March 1962 in Troy, youngest of four boys in the family of Norman and Jean (Yonkin) Jackson of Roaring Branch. He was a 1980 graduate of Canton High School. On May 3, 2003, he married the former Gayle Holland in Texas. Gary loved his life's career as a farmer. Most recently, he also worked as a truck driver for Bradford County Sanitation Co. of Canton. He was a member and former president of the Tioga County Holstein Association and a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. In earlier years, he was very active in the Ogdensburg 4-H Club. Gary loved being outdoors, whether it be working to improve his property or going hunting, he was a true steward of the land. He also was an avid bowler. and a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.  In addition to his parents, Gary is survived by his wife, Gayle; two sons, Chris (Jen) Jackson of Trout Run and Sam Jackson of Covington; two step-daughters, Lacy Glover of Williamsport and Candice Glover of Monroeville,; three granddaughters, Lily, and Sarah Jackson and Harper Drening; three brothers, Tom (Deb) Jackson of Williamsport, Steve (Angela) Jackson of Canton and Mike (Shelia) Jackson of Roaring Branch; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents; Tracy and Viola Jackson and Harold and Cora Yonkin.  Calling hours are 11a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Gary's name to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ at 13065 Route 414, Roaring Branch, PA 17765. Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Towanda Daily Review – March 21, 2013

 

JACKSON George Jackson
84, lifelong resident of Ogdensburg, Pa., died on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington. Born on Dec. 6, 1925, in Ogdensburg, George Elmer was a son of the late H. Tracy and Viola (Gruver) Jackson. He was a graduate of Canton High School. George was married to the former Virginia Payne, who died on April 26, 1994. His passion in life was always dairy farming. A true steward of the land, George enjoyed being outdoors with nature. He also loved family picnics and gatherings, hunting, fishing and, in earlier years, bowling. He was a member of the Triple Beech Hunting Club in Ogdensburg and drove school bus from 1953 to 1990 for Canton Schools. Surviving are his children, Carol (Jim) Brooks, Elaine (Gary) Shay and Dennis (Pearl) Jackson, all of Ogdensburg; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Galen (Gladys) Jackson, Norman (Jean) Jackson, all of Ogdensburg, Dorothy McNett of Williamsport and Hazel (Maynard) Chomenko of Chemung, N.Y.; a special friend, Phyllis Deal of Canton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. His family extends a sincere thank you to the wonderful caregivers at home and at the Manor for their care of George. In addition to his wife, Virginia, he was predeceased by an infant daughter and three siblings, Gladys Doan, Marjorie Gardener and Clara Cole. Calling hours will be 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Bill Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bradford County's Activity Fund, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 or the Alzheimer's Assoc. of NE PA, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 28, 2010

 

JACKSON –MRS. JULIA LAWRENCE died October 16, 1924 in the Williamsport Private hospital where about a week previous she had submitted to an operation for appendicitis.  She was 76 years old and is survived by three grandchildren, Eleanor and Dorothy Lawrence of Bodines and Lawrence Howard of Trout Run.  Her husband, a son and a daughter have all died within the past seven years.  She also leaves a brother David Jackson of Ogdensburg.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from her late home in Canton and interment was made in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

JELSMA Waltraut "Wally" Jelsma

94, of Roaring Branch, Pa., was called home to her Heavenly reward on Thursday evening, Sept. 1, 2011 from the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.  The daughter of Paul Gerhard and Wilhelmina (von Drehnen) Grossgebauer, "Wally" was born on Sept. 29, 1916 in Elberfeld, Germany. She was the devoted wife of Wiebe Jelsma for over 59 years and a loving mother and grandmother.  Wally's faith in the Lord guided her through life. She started each day by reading her Bible and held Bible study groups at her home for many years. An active member of St. John's Methodist Church in Grover, Wally also enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She was employed as a teller at the former Ralston Bank for several years. Caring for her many houseplants was a favorite pastime.  Surviving are her husband Wiebe; a daughter, Barbara (Mitchell) Morgan of Turbotville and two grandchildren, Juliana Morgan and Crispin Morgan both of Turbotville. She was predeceased by an infant son, Paul and three siblings, George and Paul Grossgebauer and Edith Kaufman.  Friends may call 1 – 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 at St. John's Methodist Church in Grover. The funeral service and a celebration of a beautiful life will be at 2 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. Jerry Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Wally's name to either Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing, 215 E. Water St. Muncy, PA 17756, the Albright Life Center, 901 Memorial Ave. or to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. both in Williamsport, PA 17701. Assisting her family is Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – September 4, 2011

 

JONES Herbert Jones, aged 50 years, of Ogdensburg, died May 14 at the Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He is survived by his widow, daughters, Delores, Harriett and Mary;  sons, John, Philip and Harry Jones, at home;  sister, Mrs. Earl Bunn, of Ogdensburg.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:20 p.m., at the home, and a 2 at the Ogdensburg church; burial in the Ogdensburg cemetery. Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, May 18, 1949, Page 2, Column 5

JONES - WILMARTH, ELIZABETH    Mrs. Elizabeth B. Wilmarth, 82, a resident of the Green Home Wellsboro, and formerly of Canton, died March 21, 1987 at the Green Home.  Born April 17, 1904 in Union Township, she was the daughter of John and Harriet Jackson Jones.  She was a retired elementary school teacher and assisted her husband Frank Wilmarth in the operation of a produce stand.  Among her survivors are seven nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Colton of Alba and Mrs. George (Bernadine) Hurlt of Greenville, TX.  Funeral services were held March 24 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. David Morris officiating and interment to be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Church of Christ or a charity of one’s choice.  (TGR March 26, 1987)

HEATHER KILMER
Heather Marie Kilmer, 15, of RR 2 Canton, PA passed on to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2002. She was born on July 25, 1986, a daughter of Allen and Helen (Rogers) Kilmer. Heather was a 9th grade student at Troy Area High School.  She was a Junior High Cheerleader and participated in Chorus at the Troy Middle School. A quiet and caring young person, Heather was especially close with her family and friends.  She loved children and had a special relationship with her young nieces. Heather also enjoyed poetry, art and swimming.  She took great pride in making beautiful scrapbooks and was an avid collector of all types of frog memorabilia. She was a member of the Alba Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Heather is survived by: her parents, Allen and Helen Kilmer, sisters and a brother-in-law; Amy and Jess Millard of Elkland, PA; Brandy Kilmer, at home, a brother Mike Kilmer, of Frackville, PA; nieces, Daelynn, Alexis and Haley Millard; paternal grandmother Dorothy Kilmer of Covington, PA; maternal grandmother Grace Rogers of Canton, PA, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends; pets, Fred and Oscar. Miss Kilmer was predeceased by her grandfathers; Marvin Rogers in 1989 and Lionel Kilmer in 2001. The family invites friends to call 6-9 pm Wednesday, April 10, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral will be held at 11 am Thursday at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Tom Blackall officiating.  Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery. The family will provide flowers, and suggest that those who wish may make memorials to The Alba Christian Church Youth Group, RR 2 Box 67, Canton, PA 17724 in Heather's memory.

LIONEL E. KILMER
                Lionel E. Kilmer, 71, of Covington, formerly of Canton, died Saturday, March  17, 2001, at home.  Born April 30, 1924, in Canton, he was the son of Earl E. and Helen Mae  Williams Kilmer.   He was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1947. Shortly following  graduation, on June 26, 1948, he married his wife of 52 years, the former  Dorothy Cox in the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.   In earlier years, he was employed by the North Penn Gas Co. He later accepted a position with the Ward Foundry in Blossburg until his retirement in1994. Throughout retirement, he enjoyed driving school bus for Hilfiger  Transportation in Covington.  He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and was a life member of the Blossburg Lodge No. 350 F.& A.M. He was also a former member of the  Blossburg Fire Department and the Putnam Township Municipal Authority.   He was a talented wood worker and enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening  and hunting.  Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Eugene, and one sister,  Doris Basehore.   Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, at home; one daughter and son-in-law, Marsha K. and Eugene Day of Conover, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Allen F.  and Helen Kilmer of Canton and Martin E. and Roberta Kilmer of  Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister,  Bertha Mae Neal of Dunkirk, N.Y.; one brother and sister-in-law, Willard and  Norma Kilmer of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March  24, at 2 p.m. at the Covington Church of Christ with the Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the  church.   Burial will be made at Ogdensburg Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Covington Church of Christ, P.O. Box 185, Covington, Pa. 16917; or to the Blossburg Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, Pa. 16912.   Arrangements are being handled by the Zwicharowski Funeral Home,  Blossburg.

LIONEL E. KILMER
 Lionel E. Kilmer, 71, formerly of Canton, PA diedSaturday, March 17, 2001 at his home in Covington, PA. Born in Canton on April 30, 1924, he was the son of the late Earl E. and Helen Mae Williams Kilmer. Lionel was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1947.  Mr. Kilmer was employed by the North Penn Gas Co. and later he worked for the Ward Foundry in Blossburg until his retirement in 1994.  After retirement he drove school bus for Hilfiger Transportation in Covington.  He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and was a life member of the Blossburg Lodge No. 350 F&AM. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Cox Kilmer, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha K. and Eugene Day of Conover, NC; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen F. and Helen Kilmer of Canton and Martin E. and Roberta Kilmer of Elizabethtown, PA; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Mae Neal of Dunkirk, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Norma Kilmer of Canton; several nieces, nephews, cousins. A memorial service will be held March 24 2 pm, at the Covington Church of Christ with its pastor, Rev. Kirk Smethers, officiating; the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Private interment will be held at the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the care of the Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. Memorials may be directed to the Covington Church of Christ (PO Box 185) or the Blossburg Ambulance Association (PO Box 2, Covington). (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 2001)

KNECHT - MORETZ Sandra (Knecht)
Age 61, of Millerton, PA, died at home surrounded by her family on January 30, 2008. Her beloved husband, Earl and family survive her. Friends may call 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, February 19th, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, E. Union and Elm Sts., Canton, PA 17724; or to the Penna Assoc. for the Blind, 2843 N. First St., Harrisburg, PA 17710-1284.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/1/2008.

KNECHT - Sandra Moretz, 61, of Millerton, Pa. (RR 2), diedat home while surrounded by her family on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, 2008. Sandra Lee Knecht was born on Dec. 22, 1946, a daughter of Kenneth L. and the late Gladys V. (Leonard) Knecht. Sandy grew up in Roaring Branch and attended Canton Area Schools. On May 9, 1964, she married the love of her life, Earl E. Moretz, Sr. in Grover. A woman of strong faith in the Lord, Sandy was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Elmira, N.Y. Sandy's love and care for her family and home were most important in her life. She enjoyed times spent studying her Bible, listening to church hymns, making photo albums, crocheting and the companionship of her devoted dog, Baby. Sandy also appreciated the outdoors, in earlier years she enjoyed country drives, picnics, vegetable gardening and canning. In addition to her father, Kenny Knecht Sr., of Roaring Branch, she is survived by: her beloved husband, Earl, at home; six children, Penny (Jeff) Tedesco of Canton, Roxanna (John) Cole of Towanda, twins Maxine (David) Spencer and Marcella "Shorty" Moretz all of Troy, twins Lisa (Raymond) Strope and Earl Moretz Jr. (Kara Stage) all of Millerton; 11 grandchildren, Samantha Cole, Jeffery (Sonya) Tedesco, Tonna and Dakota Cole, Joshua Spencer, Amanda and Kurtis Strope, Madelynn, Eric, Emily and Tyler Moretz; four great-grandchildren; eight sisters and brothers, Cindy (John) Edkin, Debbie Brown, Lori (Dean) Confer, Michelle Castle, David (Paulette) Knecht, all of Roaring Branch, Mary (Daniel) Route of Ogdensburg, Kenneth Jr. (Barb) Knecht of Williamsport and Roger (Deanna) Knecht of Liberty; a brother-in-law, Paul Hoffman of Roaring Branch; special friends, Carolyn and Chuck Thompson of Millerton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sandy was predeceased by her mother Gladys Knecht on Jan 17, 2004 and a sister, Carolyn "Tink" Hoffman, on Aug. 22, 2007. A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, followed by a memorial service in celebration of Sandy's life with Pastor Preston Monterey officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, E. Union and Elm streets. Canton, Pa. 17724 or to the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 2843 N. First St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17710-1284. - Towanda Daily Review on 2/1/2008.

KRISE Homer Krise, aged 54 years, of Roaring Branch, R. D. 1, Union township, Tioga county, died at the Blossburg hospital at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday evening.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Krise.  He was an employee of the Armour Leather Company and resided in Williamsport.  Survivors include a son, Galen R., a daughter, Alberta D., a sister, Mrs. Homer J. Mase, and two brothers, Wallace, of Roaring Branch, R.D., of Lee H., of Westfield.  Burial at Ogdensburg Friday.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, July 21, 1943, Page 1, Column 8

WILLARD S. ‘SAM’ KUSER, 79, of Roaring Branch, Pa. diedat his home on Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2007.  Born on May 29, 1927, in Boyertown, Pa., Sam was one of eight children in the family of the late Samuel and Mabel (Hess) Kuser.  On Feb. 11, 1967, he married the former Marion (Richter) Thompson at the United Methodist Church in Roaring Branch.  Sam was a proud veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army for seven years.  He was employed as a well driller most of his life and was the owner of Kuser's Well Drilling Co. of Roaring Branch.  Sam was of the Lutheran faith and was a member of the F&AM Lodge No. 415, American Legion No. 303 and V.F.W. Post 714, all of Canton, the
DAV and Roaring Branch Hunting Club and was a life-member of Red Run Rod & Gun Club.  Surviving are: his beloved wife of 40 years, Marion, at home; stepchildren, Walt (Avie) Thompson of Roaring Branch and Ann Kelley of Canton; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Raymond (June) Kuser, James (Virginia) Kuser and Virginia (Vernon) Schwenk, all of Boyertown, and Lydia Junger of Barto, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; many friends; and the special caregivers of hospice.  Sam was predeceased by three siblings, Helen Angstadt and Lloyd and Edward Kuser.  Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 with the Rev. William Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery with military honors accorded.  Memorials may be made to the Gatehouse Hospice c/o Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 1/25/2007

AUGUSTUS J. LACOMBE late of Ogdensburg, a brother of Arthur Lacombe of Elmira, died at the family home in Ogdensburg Wednesday, Jane 2. 1935.  Grief over the death of a friend, Alfred Dupont of Ogdensburg a day earlier is believed to have caused Mr. Lacombe’s death.  The funeral and burial was held in Ogdensburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/1935

LAWRENCE –DOROTHY L. ALLEN, 83, 1900 Ravine Rd. Williamsport, formerly of Canton, diedSaturday, Nov. 2, 1981, at The Williamsport Home.  She was born in Ogdensburg, Tioga County PA., the daughter of Francis H. and Edna Hendrickson Lawrence.  Dorothy was a 1926 graduate of Canton High School and a graduate of Lock Haven Normal School.  She had taught and substituted in rural schools in the area.  She was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, and while residing in Canton had been very active in the Canton Literary Club, Village Improvement Association, Canton Music Club and Order of Eastern Star No. 415, Canton.  Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bradley L. and Phyllis Allen of Lebanon, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley (Stephen) Mott of Easton; four grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Love of Williamsport; and one nephew.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold E. Allen on Oct. 25, 1979.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 6, 1991, from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Visitations will be held from 1:15-2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LAWRENCE, Frank – Frank Lawrence, of Ogdensburg, Pa., was found dead in his bed at an early hour Wednesday morning by his wife, who had carried his breakfast to him.  He had taken his life by shooting himself through the temple with a weapon which he had secreted.  He was 39 years old, a son of the late Harvey Lawrence, who for many years had conducted the hotel at that place.  He had followed the occupation of farming for a number of years.  He was a young man of staunch business principles and universally liked.  His death is a source of sorrow to a large circle of friends and relatives through eastern Tioga and west Bradford counties.  A year ago he suffered a serious nervous breakdown and his mind is thought to have slightly deranged since.  The last few days it had been necessary to keep him confined to his room.  The funeral services were held from the home at Ogdensburg, Saturday afternoon.  His mother, widow and two children survive him.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919.  

 

LEONARD Sylvester J. Leonard, aged 76 years, of Leolyn, Pa., died March 6.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. L. C. Bailey, of Williamsport; son, Chester, of Leolyn, sisters, Mrs. Laura Brown, Mrs. Hattie McCracken, of Canton; Mrs. Alice Williams of Leolyn, brothers, Charles, of Alba, J. J. Leonard, of Canton; Mark, of Leolyn; Irvin, of Jamestown, N.Y.; George of Horseheads.  The funeral was held Saturday; burial at Ogdensburg.
Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, March 13, 1946, Page 8, Column 3

LEWIS Anna
Mrs. William Bunn (Anna Lewis), aged 76 years died recently at her home at Ogdensburg, of pneumonia.  She had resided in eastern Tioga county all her life and had been for years a member of the Church of Christ.  The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Edwin Wyle, pastor of the Church of Christ, of Canton; interment in the Ogdensburg cemetery.  Her husband and one daughter Mrs. Nelson Stull, of Ralston, survive.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, January 14, 1925, Page 13, Column 2

LODGE –EDNA LODGE CLARK, 89, of Canton RD 1, a former resident of Elmira, N.Y. for many years, diedThursday, Jan. 21, 1988 in the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  Mrs. Clark was born June 29, 1898 at Ogdensburg (Tioga County), Pa., the daughter of Robert and Lydia Stratton Lodge.  She was employed at Fanny Farmer in Elmira for over 25 years where she retired as manager.  She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and Order of the Eastern Star #265, Elmira.  She is survived by three nephews; Richard Lodge, Arcadia, Fla.; Robert Lodge, Williamsport; Edward Lodge of Canton RD 2, with whom she resided; one niece, Linda Cherry, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lea Lodge Maroney, Troy RD 3; also surviving are grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband Herman Clark in 1973; brothers Edward Lodge, Russell Lodge, Frank Lodge, and a sister Hazel Sechrist; a nephew John “Jack” Lodge; and a niece Barbara Vollmer.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Saturday 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ in Mrs. Clark’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LODGE –MRS. HAZEL B. SECHRIST, 77 the widow of William C. “Dewey” Sechrist died July 3, 186 in the Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, PA.  Born November 20, 1908 in Ogdensburg, she was a daughter of Robert and Lydia (Stratton) Lodge.  Her early life was lived in Ogdensburg.  She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and taught in the Tioga County schools for several years.  Mrs. Sechrist taught in the Mont Alto Elementary School for a year and later worked at the Penn Hurst School at South Mountain for several years.  Mrs. Sechrist is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Linda Cherry, Catlett, VA; two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Edna Clark, Ogdensburg.  Graveside services were held Sunday in the Ogdensburg Cemetery with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Quincy United Methodist Home, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LODGE Robert Lodge, aged 54 years, died June 27, at the family home at Ogdensburg, Pa.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Miss Edna Lodge, of Elmira; Miss Hazel Lodge at home; two sons, Edward, of Elmira, and Russell, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Evan R. Evans and Mrs. George Bernett, of Blossburg;  two brothers, Joseph of Patton, Pa., and William, of Morris Run, Pa., Mr. Lodge was a member of the First Church of Christ, Disciples, at Ogdensburg.  The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Cornish, of Canton, officiating; burial in the Ogdensburg cemetery.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, July 6, 1927, Page 3, Column 4

 

MASE – Marsha K. Mase, 15, of Blossburg, died of injuries she sustained in a one-car accident on Route 15 at Canada Road, Covington, Sunday, March 28, 1982. Born July 22, 1966, at Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of Richard D. and Sylvia Brague Mase. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, and was president of the youth fellowship of the church. A sophomore at North Penn High School, Blossburg, she was a member of the camera club, student council, the yearbook staff, the Key club, and the baton corps. She was also vice president of the ski club and was active in girls’ sports. Surviving are: her parents, Richard and Sylvia Brague Mase of Blossburg; twin sister, Michele Rene Mase, and another sister, Lynne Rae Mase, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Brague of Canton; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Doris Groober of Roaring Branch. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 31, 1982, at the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg with the Reverend Norman L. Marden officiating. Burial was in the Church of Christ Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Friends were invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. – Wellsboro Gazette, March 31, 1982

 

MASE, Walter C. 58, of Roaring Branch RD 2, diedunexpectedly Thursday afternoon.  Mr. Mase was born July 12, 1912, in Liberty, the son of Harry and Edna Parker Mase. Mr. Mase and his wife owned and operated the Mase General Store in Odgensburg for 15 years prior to 1959.  Later he was employed as a salesman by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Elmira. For the past eight years he was a sales man for the Williamsport Candy Co. He was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, Disciples.  He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Williams; two sons, Richard D. of Blossburg, and Kenneth J. of Coral Gables, Fla.; three granddaughters, Lynneraee, Michele, and Marsha of Blossburg; two grandsons, Kevin and Jeffrey of Coral Gables, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Gerald Dinnison of Liberty; four brothers, Foster, Gordon, Harry and Donald Mase, all of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, Disciples on Sunday at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Frank Donaldson and Rev. Duane Taylor.
Burial will be at the Ogdensburg Cemetery.

MASON -  Mrs. Eliza Terry, aged 45 years, of Ogdensburg, died May 23 at the Blossburg hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Fred E.; sons, Albert, Francis, and Donald, all in the armed service; daughters, Mrs. Elsie Wilcox, of  Williamsport; Eleanor at home; three sisters and five brothers; mother, Mrs. Cor. Mason of Towanda.  The funeral was held Friday burial in the Ogdensburg cemetery.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, May 31, 1944, Page 5, Columns 6,7  (p. Ambrose and Cora {Shepard} Mason.)

CHARLES ‘CHUCK’ MEAD, 77, of Roaring Branch, Pa., diedat home while surrounded by his loving family on Friday evening, March 4, 2005, following a brief illness.  On Jan. 19, 1928, Charles Clair Mead was born in Sunderlinville, Pa.  He was a son of the late Clair and Alma (Churchill) Mead and grew up in the Westfield (Tioga County) area.  While working at a local sawmill in 1952, Chuck relocated to the Roaring Branch area where he met the love of his life, the former Beverly Fulmer.  On March 7, 1953, they were married in Port Allegany, Pa.  Church was a man who enjoyed staying busy and possessed a strong work ethic all his life.  He was a talented handyman who could fix about anything he set his mind to.  He was employed by Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg for over 33 years until retiring in 1990.  Church was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Local Labor Union No. 304B.  Chuck was a king person and a true gentleman who was devoted to his family.  He especially loved the family’s Sunday get-togethers and was very proud they were all so tight-knit.  He was his grandchildren’s biggest sports fan and could spend hours watching kids play in his yard.  He loved being outdoors, from making maple syrup in the spring to planting a bountiful garden watching things grow.  He also enjoyed fishing and feeding wild birds.  Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Beverly, at home; six children: Charles Jr. and Bernadette Mead of Wellsboro, Ron Mead of Canton; Diane Johnston of Sunbury; Cathy and Tony Cohick of Canton; Steven and Sheila Mead and Terry and Brenda Mead, all of Roaring Branch; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; four brothers; Herbey (Peggy) Mead of Lockport, N.Y.; Billy (LouAnne) Mead of Elkland; Larry (Joyce) Mead of Port Allegany: Emmit (Janet) Mead of Turtle Point, Pa.; a sister, Claire “Kitty” (Gerald) Patton of Port Allegany; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special friend, his dog, Teddy.  Mr. Mead was predeceased by his grandson, Brett Cohick; two brothers, Jack Mead and Gerald Gurnsey; and a sister, Nina Taylor.  The family invites friends to call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and also 1 hour prior to the funeral at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, with Rev. Ann Overmiller officiating.  Burial will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  His family will provide flowers and requests those who wish consider a memorial in Mr. Meads’ name to the Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA or the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, RR1, Roaring Branch, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MIDDAUGH Arthur Griffiths Middaugh , aged 67 years died at his home in Ogdensburg Saturday.  He is survived by four children.  Mrs. Harry Baldwin, Elwin and Elbert all of Pine City, and Miss Imogene, of Elmira.  Burial Monday at Ogdensburg.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, April 2, 1936, Page 9, Column 2.

MIDDAUGH - BROWN, Barbara E.
Barbara E. Brown, 79, died on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Hampton House, Wilkes-Barre, PA, where she had resided for the past three months. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerry R. Brown. Barbara was a delivery room nurse at Binghamton General Hospital and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in 1997. Barbara was born in Elmira, NY and was the daughter of the late Elwin and Helen Hapeman Middaugh. She was a graduate of Elmira Southside High School and resided in Elmira until recently when she lived in Dunmore, PA. She was a member of the Moosic Alliance Church where a remembrance service was held on May 8, 2010. The Reverend Douglas Jensen officiated. Barbara is also survived by three sons, who are Jerry W. Brown of Camp Hill, PA, Garrett A. Brown of Old Forge, PA, and Christopher D. Brown of Mechanicsburg, PA; three daughters, who are Elayne K. Jones of Dunmore, PA and Julie D. Marco of Wilkes-Barre, PA; five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Larry, who resides in Florida. A funeral service in Elmira, followed by internment in Ogdensburg, PA, will be scheduled at a late date by the family .- Elmira Star Gazette, May 16, 2010

MIDDAUGH Barbara E. - Barbara E. (Middaugh) Brown, 79, wife of Jerry R. Brown of Dunmore, PA, died
on May 5, 2010 in Wilkes-Barre. Barbara was the daughter of the late Elwin and Helen (Hapeman) Middaugh. She lived in Elmira, NY most of her life and was a delivery room nurse at Binghamton General Hospital and later at Arnot Ogden Medical  Center until retiring in 1997.  Most recently, Barbara lived in Dunmore, PA.   She was a member of the Moosic Alliance Church where a remembrance service was held on May 8, 2010. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Jerry; three sons, Jerry W. Brown of Camp Hill, Garrett A. Brown of Old Forge and Christopher D. Brown of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Elayne K. Jones of Dunmore and Julie D. Marco of Wilkes-Barre; five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry, of Florida. A graveside service will be held at  Ogdensburg  Cemetery on August 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William Shepherd officiating. Assisting her family with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. - Canton Independent-Sentinel, July 29, 2010

MILLER –MRS. EDNA L. RAGAN, 71 Canton RD 2 died April 8, 1989 at her home.  Mrs. Ragan was born September 13, 1917 in Union Township, Tioga County a daughter of Merlin and Mary Barrow Miller.  She retired in 1984 after 15 years with the former Canford Manufacturing Co. in Canton.  Mrs. Ragan is survived by her husband, Ted with whom she observed their 49tth wedding anniversary on August 19, 1988; five sons, Howard, David, Glen, Paul (Mooch), all of Canton RD 2 and Randy of Roaring Branch; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Harold, Canton RD 2, Mrs. Rita Sechrist, Roaring Branch, RD ! and Mrs. Gloria Wilcox, Canton RD 3; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Spencer, Roaring Ranch RD 1; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Ronnie Ragan, July 9, 1971.  The funeral was held Tuesday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Thomas Hilner, Ogdensburg officiating.  Burial was in Ogdensburg Cemetery

Calvin MORETZ, 81, of Millerton, RR 2, PA diedon Thursday, July 13, 1995 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  He was born on July 7, 1914 in Coburn, VA, a son of the late John A. and Martha S. (Taylor) Moretz.  Calvin was a self-employed farmer in Millerton until he retired in 1989.  Mr. Moretz is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Ann Moretz of Millerton; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Thomas McGuinn of Mansfield, PA; a brother, Ray Mretz of Millerton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. MOretz was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, the former Bessie Helen Rhodes, on April 21. 1995.  Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in canton of July 15 with the rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in the Ogdensburg, Union Twp., Tioga County, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to Michael Bradley and family, RR 2, Gillett, PA 16925 due to the loss of their home during a recent fire.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, July 20, 1995

RAYMOND MORETZ – On the morning of April 21, 2001 Raymond Moretz formerly of Millerton diedat the Bradford County Manorn just three days prior to his 90th birthday.  Born in Boone, NC, April 24, 1911 he was the last survivor of the four boys and two girls born to John and Martha (Taylor) Moretz.  He spent most of his life involved with farming from his early childhood years when he helped his sharecropper parents, to the more than six decades that he was a self employed dairy farmer.  He took great pleasure in performing the tasks of a farmer, rarely taking time for hobbies or other frivolities with the exception of hunting.  Mr. Moretz was a member of the former Mountain Run Hunting Club.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Ogdensburg Cemetery – unmarried)

NESBITT Jean L. Burk PEABODY, 82, formerly of St. Petersburg, FL and a former longtime resident of Ogdensburg, PA diedThursday, September 28, 1995 at the Roseview Manor in Williamsport, PA where she had been a resident since January 1995.  She was born April 19, 1913 in Laquin, PA.  She was a daughter of the late Llewllyn H. and Pauline Kobbe Nesbitt.  She attended the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and was a member of the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary K. and William Frey of trout Run, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Llewllyn E. and Marcelyn Burk of Williamsport and Clyde E. and Barbara Burk of Troy, PA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Lila Jackson of St. Petersburg, FL, Doris Klingensmith of New Castle, PA and Vera Snyder of Duncannon, PA; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Peabody and her brother, Frederick T. Nesbitt.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on October 1 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and burial to be in Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, PA.  Memorials maybe directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ c/o Mrs. Norma Jean Schmelzle, RR 1, Box 168, Roaring Branch, PA 17765, or the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293, c/o Mrs. Frances Groover, RR 2, Box 232, canton, PA 17724 in Mrs. Peabody’s memory.

OGDEN –MRS. HARRIET M. ‘HATTIE’ ROUPP, 81 Canton RD 2 diedSaturday, April 16, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mrs. Roupp was born May 24, 1906 at Cascade Township, Lycoming County a daughter of Fran and Annie Yeagle Ogden.  She was employed as a cook and waitress for many years at the former Canton Diner.  She was a member of Roaring Branch United Methodist Church.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth Ann) Machmer of Canton RD 2; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Tracy Sechrist of Canton and Clifford and Rose Sechrist of Canton and Clifford and Rose Sechrist of Vaughn, Wash., step-daughter, Mrs. Harry (Sarah) Campbell of Liberty; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. Roupp on Dec. 8, 1984 and a son, Clarence “Percy” Sechrist.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Thomas Hilner, pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and the Rev. Gerald Holmes her former pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be forwarded to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Canton Community Nursing Association in Hattie’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD WESLEY PAGE.   On the morning of Thursday, June 8, 2006, Donald Wesley Page of Roaring Branch diedquietly at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was 83 years of age.  Born in Union Township, Tioga County, on Dec. 9, 1922, he was the son of Isaac and Angeline (Rawley) Page. As a young man, Mr. Page defended his country during World War II, serving with the 313th Army Corps of Engineers.  After the war, Mr. Page was employed for many years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator.  He was married to the former Mildred Alice Stock, and together they raised seven children and shared 57 years until her passing.  Mr. Page had been a member of the Canton VFW and Morris Run American Legion.  He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and building model cars. Above all, Mr. Page was a devoted family man, and nothing gave him more pleasure than to be in their company.  He is survived by sons, Donald Page Jr., of Munich, Germany, William Isaac (Irma Jean) Page of Zephyr Hills, Fla., Robert Wesley (Melinda) Page of Roaring Branch, Dale Eugene (Tessa) Page of Canton, daughters, Betty Lee (Steve) Bozich of Corning, N.Y., Carolyn Jean Purnell of Roaring Branch, Penny Lynn (Fred) Gundlach of Beech Creek, Pa., 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sister Irene ”Skip” Connely of Ohio, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred, infant daughter, Sandy, granddaughter, Nichole Bozich, son-in-law, Michael Purnell, half-brothers, Lester and Harry Grover, and his faithful dog companion, Sherman.  Calling hours will be Saturday, June 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Service will be at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES R. PEET, 82, of Roaring Branch RR diedSaturday, Sept. 25, 1993, at home.  He was born Oct. 25, 1910, in Union Township Tioga County, a son of Raymond and Anna Smith Peet.  Jim was a farmer, having lived on the same farm his whole life.  He was a citizens band radio enthusiast.  Surviving are a stepson, Harold Nichols of Big Pond; two step-grandchildren; a niece and her husband, Jean and Melvin Lambert of Williamsport; and one great-nephew, Michael Lambert of Las Vegas, Nev. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther Grace Peet, on Jan. 8, 1969.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1993, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral Home, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EVAN ANDREW PEPPER infant son of Thomas Andrew and Shanna Robin (Fromille) Pepper was called home to Jesus on May 9, 2007 from the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.  His time here on Earth though short, will always be cherished.  From north to south, east to west, little Evan touched the hearts and lives of many.  In addition to his parents, beloved Baby Evan is survived by his maternal family; grandparents, Marilyn Morgan of Burlington and Anthony "Butch" (Elizabeth) Fromille of Canton; an aunt and two uncles; Robin and Terry Thomas of Michigan, Shawn Fromille (Michelle Ward) of Canton, and Corey Fromille of Canton. Evan's paternal family includes; grandparents, Tom L. and Brenda Pepper of Ogdensburg, great-grandparents, Tom and Janet Pepper of LeRoy and Ted and Norma Jean Schmelzle of Ogdensburg; three uncles, Travis (Amanda) Pepper, Taylor (Lacey) Pepper and Jonathan Pepper all of Ogdensburg; several great aunts, great uncles and many cousins.   He was predeceased by his step-grandfather, John Morgan and great-grandparents, Alberta and Anthony Fromille.  Andy and Shanna invite family and friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. for a time of support and viewing at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ with Pastor William Shepherd officiating.  Interment will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review 5/11/2007

HOWARD D. RAGAN, 54 of Canton RR 2 died Sunday, Dec. 4, 1994 at home.  He was born in Blossburg, March 5, 1940 a son of Ted Ragan and the late Edna Miller Ragan.  He was a self-employed logger in the area.  He is survived by his wife, M. Lucille Harold Ragan; a son, Daniel at home; his father, Ted Ragan of Canton RR; his brothers, David, Glen and Randy all of Canton and Paul of Monroeton and his sisters, Mrs. Lois Harold, Mrs. Rita Green and Mrs. Gloria Wilcox all of Canton RR.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  The funeral will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MICHAEL T. ‘CHOPPER’ RAGAN, 23 Canton RD 2 died October 15, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  His death was a result of injuries he sustained in a motor bike accident on October 13 in Tioga County. “Chopper” was born October 22, 1965 in Troy a son of Glen T. and Nona Gail Keltz Ragan.  He was a logger for Ragan Logging Company, a business owned by his uncle, Randy.  “Chopper” was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.  In 1984 he graduated from Canton High School.  He enjoyed off-road biking, four wheeling and also auto body repair.  He was employed for a short time for the former Jeff’s Auto Body in Canton.  Surviving are his parents, Glen and Nona Gail Keltz Ragan, Canton RD 2; a sister, Paula Ragan, Canton RD 2; maternal grandmother, Marian Seelye, Canton; paternal grandfather, Ted Ragan, Canton RD 2; aunts, uncles and cousins.  Also surviving is a very special friend, Michelle Snyder, Canton RD 2.  The funeral service was held Wednesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, acting pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ officiating.  Interment was in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association in “Chopper’s” memory.  Pallbearers were Chip Tarbox, Todd Machmer, Mike Wesneski, Ed Bouse, Robert Clegg, Robbie Tillotson and Jeff Bellows.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

TED RAGAN, 75, of Ogdensburg, Pa. (Canton RR 2), diedunexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 1996, at the troy Community Hospital.  Ted was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Boone, N.C., a son of the late Daniel Boone and Carrie Profit Ragan.  In August 1939, he married the former Edna Miller in East Canton, Pa.  She preceded him in death on April 8, 1989, following nearly 50 years of marriage.  Mr. Ragan was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in December 1945.  In 1956, Ted acquired his father’s dairy farm in Union Twp. (Tioga County PA.).  He owned and operated the family farm for several years and later became a self-employed logger until his retirement in 1988.  Ted was a lifetime member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg.  He enjoyed deer hunting and was a talented woodworker.  Surviving are three daughters and their spouses: Lois and Paul Harold, Rita and Doug Green, and Gloria and Keith Wilcox, all of Canton; four sons and their spouses: David and Cherie Ragan, Glen and Nonagial Ragan, Randy Ragan, all of Canton, and Paul (Mooch) and Jolene Ragan of Monroeton; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Ragan of Canton; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren: two sisters; Mary Ann Gragg and Opal Gragg, both of Boone, N.C.; three brothers: Fred, Raymond and Ralph Ragan, all of Boone, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Ragan was also predeceased by: a son, Howard, in 1994; two grandchildren: Ronald Ragan in 1971 and Michael (Chopper) Ragan in 1989; and a brother, Bill Ragan.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 1996, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church, and the Rev. William Shepherd pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Ragan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

REES Margaret- Mrs. James [Margaret] Whitcomb died March 5, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Schmelzle of Ogdensburg, star route. She was married three times - her first husband being the late David Watkins. Of this union the following children survive: William Watkins and Mrs. Geo. Schmelzle of Ogdensburg; Mrs. Margaret Morressey, Mrs. Mary Ann Stull. Her second husband was the late Thomas Groover. Her third husband, Mr. Whitcomb, survives her. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 17, 1920 [Margaret Rees, daughter of William and Margaret Rees]

RHODES –BESSIE R. MORETZ,  67, Millerton RR2, diedApril 21, 1995 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Mrs. Moretz was born on November 17, 1927 in Canton, daughter of the late Harold and Flossie (Lusk) Rhodes.  She was married on July 26, 1946 to Calvin Moretz and had celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last July.  She was a homemaker and helped in the operation of the family farm.  Surviving are: her husband, Calvin Moretz, Millerton; one daughter, Carol McGuinn, Mansfield; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Roy Jackson, Fort Worth, TX; one half-sister, Ellen Perry, Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces and nephews.  A private family service was held April 24 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial was in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Pennsylvania SPCA, RR 7, Box 226, Wellsboro, PA or to the American Red Cross, 5 Bridge Street, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALTER C. ROUPP, 90 of Canton RD 2 diedSaturday, December 8, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born January 14, 1894 in East Point, Tioga County PA. the son of David and Mary Singlinger Roupp.  Mr. Roupp was a retired self-employed logger.  Survivors include his wife of 34 years as of June 23, 1984, the former Harriet Ogden; two stepsons, Donald of Canton and Clifford of Vaughn, Washington; one step-daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth Ann) Machmer, Canton RD 2; several step-grandchildren and step0great0grandchildren.  Memorial service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Gerald Holmes, pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROUTE - Melvin Route, 71, of Ogdensburg, Pa., diedat his home while surrounded by family on Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 2009.  Born on Nov. 4, 1937, at the family home in Roaring Branch, Pa., Melvin Earl Route was a son of the late James F. and Sylvia E. (Day) Route. On Sept. 17, 1960, Melvin married the former Joan Stock in Grover. They were blessed with more than 48 years wonderful together and raised four children.  Melvin enjoyed his career as a truck driver. He worked for Walter Smith Trucking and later for Bulk-A-Matic, both in Williamsport, before retiring in 1996. He attended the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.  Melvin's family was most important in his life, and he especially loved times spent with the grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and cutting wood. Melvin also enjoyed supporting Canton High School's sporting events. He and his wife Joan enjoyed eating out at several area restaurants.  Surviving are: his wife, Joan; four children and 14 grandchildren, Randy (Anne) Route and children, Justin LaDow and Danielle Route; Bill (Wendi) Route and children, Shawna, Erica and Hannah Route; Melvin Sr. (Shawn) Route and children, Jessica, Charity, Alexander and Melvin Route Jr.; and Jody (Tesa) Route and children, Logan, Camden, Riley, Lance and Ryder Route; a brother, Howard J. Route; his mother-in-law, Mary Moretz; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Dean and infant Franklin J. Route.  Friends may call from 6–8 p.m. Thursday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service and celebration of his life will be held at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, with Rev. Bill Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the church's cemetery. His family suggests that those who wish consider a memorial in Melvin's name to The Ogdensburg Church of Christ, 13065 Rt. 414 Roaring Branch, Pa. 17765, or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, Pa. 17701.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

SCHMELZLE Dean L. Schmelzle

77, lifelong resident of Ogdensburg, PA died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from the Williamsport Home.  Dean L. Schmelzle was born in Ogdensburg on October 2, 1934. He was a son of the late Oliver and Belle (Ives) Schmelzle.  He married the former Alice J. Bohart on April 24, 1954 in Liberty, Pa and they raised 7 children.  Dean enjoyed his life’s career as a dairy farmer.  He loved being outdoors and knew his farmlands and livestock very well.  He was an avid hunter.  International Tractors were his favorites and he enjoyed not only planting and harvesting on the farm, but also the competition of tractor pulls and guiding floats through many parades.  Dean was a member of Ogdensburg’s Church of Christ, the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293, Ogdensburg Gun Club, the Union Township Historical Society and a 40-year member of the Northeast Tractor Pullers Assoc.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Alice; 3 sons, Cristy G. (Mary K.) Schmelzle, Terry L. (Rikki) Schmelzle and Kerry L. Schmelzle; 3 daughters, Jeanie M. (Edward) Root, Julie A (Jeff) Bellows    and Janie L. (Jim) Segur; 14 grandchildren, Laurel, Michelle, Curtis, Lindsey, Hayley, Carly, Jamie, Jenna, Jarvis, Jocelyn, Jenelle, Jarin, Zackary and Alexi, 11 great grandchildren all who Dean loved spending time with, Trevor, Kyle, Crystal, Patrick, Liam, Nicole, Cheyanne, Morgan, Lillian, Millicent and Makenzie; a sister, Donna Shoff, a brother, Lloyd (Lillian) Schmelzle, several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, Dean L. Schmelzle Jr. on Dec. 21, 1970, two infant great grandchildren, Curtis and Jean Davis and his brother, Oliver Schmelzle Jr.during WWII. His family invites friends to call 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Ogdensburg Chruch of Christ.  The funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. William Shepard officiating.  Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ Memorial Fund, c/o Route 414 Roaring Branch, PA 17765.  Assisting the family with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton.  Funeral home obituary – March 29, 2012

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgSCHMELZLE –HAZEL M. STONE, 86 of Morris Run, Pa. formerly of Canton died Monday Sept. 6, 1982 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mrs. Stone was born March 27, 1896 in Ogdensburg, Pa. a daughter of George and Elizabeth Watkins Schmelzle.  Mrs. Stone was a former Sunday school teacher and was a very active member of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples.  She was also a member of Canton Senior Citizens, the Canton Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 71 and a member of Minnequa Grange for over 50 years.  She graduated from the former Mansfield State Normal School and taught school for a few years in the area.  Surviving are her husband, Dillon to whom she was married for 62 years on June 2, 1982; one son, Gerald D. Stone of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Miss Dolores M. Stone of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Deena Procopio of Brewerton, N.Y., Mrs. Sandra Stone of Juneau, Alaska and Miss Adrienne Stone of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lodge of Williamsport and Mrs. Margaret Cox of Canton RD 1.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Oliver and Maynard Schmelzle.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.

SCHMELZLE Harriet and Baby
The remains of Mrs. Harriet Schmelzle Landon and her baby were buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery last Saturday.  She was 25 years of age and is survived by her husband and a host of relatives and friends.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, January 24, 1917, Page 10, Column 1

SCHMELZE - MARGARET E. COX
 Mrs. Margaret E. Cox, 86, a guest at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro and formerly of Canton RD 1, died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro on August 21, 1990 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Ogdensburg on November 9, 1903, a daughter of George and Lizabeth Watkins Schmelzle. Mrs. Cox and her husband operated a dairy farm in the Roaring Branch RD 1 area for many years.  She was a life-long member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, a member of the Odgensburg Grange, the Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362 and the Canton Garden Club. Survivors include her husband, Allen C. Cox whom she married on August 22, 1927; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Lionel Kilmer of Covington; daughter, Lizabeth King of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Richard Cease of Troy; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on August 25 with the Rev. William Shepard officiating and burial to be in Ogdensburg Cemetery. It is requested that memorials be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. (TGR, Thursday, August 30, 1990)

 

SHEFFER Vollie W. Sheffer, of Ogdensburg, died at his home March 5, of heart disease, aged 75 years.  He is survived by four daughters.  The funeral services were held on Tuesday from the late home; burial in the Ogdensburg cemetery.  Mr. Sheffer was a blacksmith and for a number of years had a shop at this place.
Source: The Wellsboro Gazette, March 18, 1926, Page 6, Column 6

RICHARD B. SHOFF SR., 64, of Troy, Pa. died on July 28, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. following an extended illness.  He was born on May 1, 1949, the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Carter) Shoff.  Richard was self-employed, a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and served in the Army.  He is survived by his wife, Donna M. (Schmelzle) Shoff with whom he shared 44 years of marriage; son, Richard B. (Karen Crane) Shoff Jr. of Towanda, Pa; daughters, Susan M. (Duane) Hadlock of Sayre, Pa., Lisa E. (Terry) Leljedal of Towanda, Pa.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie, and Kevin Hadlock, Tyler, Kyle and Anika Leljedal, David Crane, Johnathan, Jarail, and Brenden Shoff; sisters, Nellie Lamp of Walnut Creek, Calf., Dorothy (Clayson) Kohut of Port Orange, Fla., Evelyn McIndoo of Virginia, Minn. And Nancy Poteete of Kalispell, Mont.  Friends are invited to call at Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Friday August 1, 2003 from noon until 2 p.m.  Funeral services will be at the funeral home immediately following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be at the Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be made to the East Troy United Methodist Church in Richard’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH, Lucille - Lucille Terry, 90, of Wellsboro, formerly of Covington, was called home to heaven on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, from her daughter's home in Wellsboro.Lucille Alice was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Canton. Her parents were the late Lemuel M. and Myrtle M. (Bastion) Smith. On April 10, 1946, she married Donald Terry. They shared 45 years together and were blessed with seven children before his passing on Sept. 18, 1991.Family always came first in Lucille's life. Her faith in God was her guide. She was an active member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church and their Ladies Bible Study group. Lucille especially enjoyed family gatherings, walking, cross stitching and fishing.Surviving are her children, Russell (Virginia) Terry of Lititz, Rita (Eric) Michael of Selinsgrove, Kathleen (Jack) Brenchley of Peyton, Colo., Samuel (Tammy) Terry of Ulster, Timothy (Shirley) Terry of Gastonia, N.C., Lois (Jerry) VanNess of Wellsboro, Deborah (Jeff) Kingery of Prescott, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two siblings, Reba Shepard of Roaring Branch, Larry (Harriett) Smith of Canton; an uncle; Dean Bastion of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. In addition to her husband Don, she was predeceased by a grandson, Chad Terry and siblings, Leatrice Hill and George Smith.Calling hours are Friday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton with Pastor Ken Smith officiating the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery. -  Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016

ROGER SMOUTHER.  On the afternoon of November 10th, 2004, longtime Canton resident Roger Lee Smouther, 62, diedquietly at his residence.  Born in Jersey Shore, PA, May 24, 1942, he was the son of Laura (Thomas) Smouther.  In his youth he moved with his family to Canton.  After graduating from to Canton High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era.  He was a quiet, reserved man who enjoyed good books, country and western music, his cats and dogs, and the company of close friends and relations.  In December 1972 Roger was married to the former Phyllis Anne Seely, and they shared almost 32 years together.  He was the sort of person who could be counted on to lend a hand or shoulder a major responsibility.  He was the ever-willing caregiver whenever the need arose in his family.  Eventually he pursued a career as a nursing assistant at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  He retired in 1997 due to failing health.  Mr. Smouther had a passion for genealogical research, especially within his family.  He also had a sizeable collection of exotic recipes, which he clipped from various magazines and newspapers.  Over the years he was a familiar face at the Dandy in Canton and Edgewood’s in Troy where he would enjoy his morning coffee.  Surviving are his wife, Phyllis, at home, brother, Herbert “Bud” Smouther and wife Marilyn, Casar, NC; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hugh and Joan Seely, and sister-in-law, Margaret Marzo, all of Osceola, PA; best friends Dave and Linda Larson, Canton; a nephew and his wife Gordon and Linda Smouther, Trenton, NJ; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a nephew, Stephen Smouther and brother-in-law, Orlando Marzo.  A private graveside service was held in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton or the Bradford County Library, West Burlington.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese funeral Home 40 N. Center St., Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CLINTON J. SPENCER, 17 of Roaring Branch RD 1, diedDec. 11, 1986 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa.  Clinton was born April 11, 1969 in Sayre, Pa., the son of F. Erwin and Dianne Wooster Spencer.  He was a student in 11th grade at the Canton Area School District.  He was enrolled in the secondary vocational program-automotive mechanic at the Williamsport Area Community College.  He was a member and acolyte of the Newelltown United Methodist Church and a former member of the FFA.  He was a member of the Country Farmers 4-H Club and the Canton High School Warrior Wrestling team.  Surviving are his parents F. Erwin and Dianne Wooster of Roaring Branch RD 1 and one sister, Miss Vicki Renee at home.  Also surviving are his maternal grandparents Carlton and Eleanor Wooster, Roaring Branch RD1; maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ina Wooster, Canton RD 2; paternal grandparents, Willard and Martha Spencer of Canton; Numerous Aunts, uncles and cousins.    Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Charles Bailey, his pastor and the Rev. Richard M. Braner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday 3-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to a scholarship fund that is to be presented at graduation to the outstanding vocational student majoring in auto mechanics, care of Robert Jannone, principal, Canton Area School District, 139 E. Main St., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER HAZEL STULL LENTZ
Hazel Stull Lentz, age 77 of Ralston, Pa. died Thursday, February 22, 1973, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Margaret Stull Moran) Johns of Mansfield, RD 2.  The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday 1 pm.  Rev. Brenneman officiated.  Burial was in Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Pa. In addition to her daughter she is survived by two grandsons, Thomas N. Moran, W. Seneca, NY, Ralph C. Johns, at home and two granddaughters, Louise and Linda Johns, at home; three great-grandsons. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ralston, she is a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Canton, Pa., Chapter No. 71.  She operated the Stull Insurance Agency at Ralston for a number of years after the death of her husband, Nelson Stull.  She is the daughter of Stephen and Lottie Bunn Spencer.

WILLARD ROSS SPENCER – During the afternoon hours of May 7, 2001 the Lord called home the soul of his faithful servant, Willard Ross Spencer while at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was 90 years of age.  Spencer was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton.  Born Oct. 10, 1910 in Union Township, Tioga County, he was the youngest of five sons in the family of Frank and Clara (Randall) Spencer.  Through the 1920’s, Willard worked for his oldest brother, Clarence delivering bottled milk in Canton.  He also was employed cutting ice on Lake Nephawin.  While working for his brother, Willard met a young woman named Willard met a young woman named Martha Barrow, who, coincidentally was working for his brother’s wife, and thus began their courtship.  They were united in marriage on Feb. 14, 1933.  Together, Willard and Martha bought the family farm in Ogdensburg and raised two sons and two daughters.  They continued farming until 1965 when Willard began a new career as a carpenter.  Among his construction achievements in our area were the Troy Veterinary Clinic and the dormitories at Mansfield University.  He retired from carpentry in 1987, but still kept his hand in farming up until last years.  Willard was always active in his community, helping to make things better for everyone.  He served on the board of the former Grange League Federation and later Agway.  He served three terms on the Canton Area School Board, which included the time of the construction of the present high school.  Most importantly, Willard had a lifelong walk with the Lord.  He was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ throughout his entire life, serving in many capacities.  He was a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, deacon and elder.  He also frequently contributed his carpentry expertise when the building was in need of repair or alterations.  Willard is survived by his: sons and daughters-in-law, Willard and Geraldine Spencer of Shavertown, Pa. and Erwin and Dianne Spencer of Ogdensburg; daughters, Carol Brown of Campbell, N.Y. and Mary Alice Spencer of Troy; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his: wife of sixty years, Martha in 1993; grandson, Clinton Jay Spencer in 1986; and brothers, Clarence, Elwyn, Jesse and Douglas.  Calling hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Shepherd officiating.  There will be a viewing at the church one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be private.  Memorials in Willard’s name may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, RR 2, Box 276, Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review   (Buried Ogdensburg Cemetery)

STOCK Mildred A. Page
ROARING BRANCH — Mildred Alice Page, 75, of Roaring Branch RR 1 died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at home. A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and camping. She was Presbyterian. Born Aug. 9, 1924 in Arnot, she was a daughter of William and Lena McConnell Stock. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Donald W.; four sons, Donald Jr. in Germany, William I. Sr. and Robert, both of Roaring Branch, and Dale of Canton; three daughters, Betty Bozich of Corning, N.Y., Carolyn Purnell of Kingston and Penny Gunlach of Beech Creek; a brother, James Stock of Owego, N.Y.; five sisters, Mary Moretz, Betty Schanbacher and Delores Scarborough, all of Canton, Althea Miller of Mansfield and Donna Dirtrick of Liberty; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Pete and Glenn Stock. There will be no funeral. Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery

E. DILLON STONE a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro formerly of Canton died April 20, 1987 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Mr. Stone celebrated his 92nd birthday Saturday.  He was born April 18, 1895 at LeRoy the son of Frank and Nettie Schanbacher Stone.  He was a retired dairy farmer.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) for more than 60 years and also a 63-year member of the Minnequa Grange.  Mr. Stone was predeceased by his wife, the former Hazel Schmelzle on September 6, 1982.  Surviving are: a son, Gerald Stone of Tallahassee, FL; one daughter, Miss Delores Stone of Arlington, VA; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until 2 p.m.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Church of Christ, (Disciples of Christ) in Dillon’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

STONE Gerald Dean Stone

a veteran of WWII and a professional engineer, died on February 29, 2012.  He lived at Greenpoint Senior Living in Liverpool, NY.  He was born April 19, 1921 to Hazel Mae and Ezra Dillon Stone in Canton, PA.  Dad grew up on a dairy farm and graduated in 1939 from Canton High School. He attended Williamsport Technical School to become a licensed radio operator.   In 1942, Dad joined the Navy and served in WWII as an airplane radio operator.  He liked to reminisce about flying into Paris on VE Day.   The streets were so crowded he was forced to climb on top of a car and was stranded there for two hours.  Gerry was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945.   Gerry married Sara Jane Fleming in 1948 and they started a family.   He began a career with GE and worked in many places including Greenland and Trinidad.  He also worked  in Daytona Beach, FL on the Gemini and Apollo programs. Although he never graduated from college, Gerry became a certified professional engineer after passing the Florida Professional Engineering exam.  Dad retired from GE and started a new career working for the Florida DOT designing roadside rest stops and welcome centers.  In his later years, he moved to Liverpool near his daughter Deena.  Dad loved spending his days at Liverpool Public Library reading and falling asleep in his favorite chair.  Gifts in his memory may be made to Liverpool Public Library at 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool NY 13088.  His love of learning never stopped.   Time at home was spent reading the NY Times, his technical books, and keeping up with current events.  Even into his last days he enjoyed sending insightful e-mails about public policy, economics, and how the world had changed in his nearly 91 years.  His grandchildren came to know him better through frequent e-mail exchanges.  Gerry is survived by three daughters:  Deena (Peter) Procopio, Sandy (Steve) Silver, and Adrienne Marquart.  He had 5 grandchildren, David (Kristina) Silver, Ethan Silver, Derek Marquart, Adam Silver, and Rachel Marquart and a sister Dolores Mae Stone.  Dad loved his family very much and was so proud of his five grandchildren.  Calling hours and a memorial service will be held on April 14, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM followed by a memorial service at the Thomas J. Pirro Jr. Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Road, North Syracuse, NY.  Burial will be in Ogdensburg, PA.   Submitted by Sandy Stone

 

STRATTON, George Washington - Canton Sentinel (s/o Robert & Mary Pennsinger Stratton) George Stratton died Sat. Eve. June 11, 1938 at his home on Troy St. at the age of 96 years. He was a native of Ogdensburg where he lived until the death of his wife 16 years ago. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. H, 106th Regiment PA Volunteers and served in the battles of; Fairoaks, Savage Station, Bull Run, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Petersburg, and Chancellorsville. Children; Charles of Binghamton, George of Hornell, Laura Ritter of Jersey Shore, Mrs. Madison Johnson of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Theodore Johnson of Avon, NY, and Bevie King of Ogdensburg. He was buried in Ogdensburg next to the church. bconrad@epix.net

STRATTON, John B. (s/o David & Sarah Ann Ent Stratton) Canton Sentinel John Stratton, one of the oldest residents of Union, who died while on a visit to South Carolina, was brought home to Ogdensburg for burial on Feb. 2, 1911. Mr. Stratton was about 76 years of age and leaves three daughters; Mrs. Robert Lodge, Mrs. Arthur Middaugh, and Mrs. Marion Herrington, and one son; Oscar, to mourn his loss. bconrad@epix.net

STRATTON, Lillian Rosene -Canton Sentinel, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1936 Lillian Rosene Stratton Thomas - Mrs. A. Thomas died Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, 1936, in the Blossburg Hospital where she had been taken Sunday for treatment of a complication of diseases. Although she had been in poor health for some time, her death was unexpected and a great shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Thomas was born in Ogdensburg 57 yrs ago, but had lived in Canton for a number of years where her husband conducted a restaurant. She is survived by her husband and two daughters; Mrs. Laura Smouther of Canton, and Mrs. Lillian Watkins of Morris Run; a son, Herbert Thomas of Towanda; a grandson, Herbert Smouther of Canton; her father, George W. Stratton of Canton; two brothers, George Stratton of Hornell and Charles of Binghamton; four sisters; Mrs. Bevie King of Ogdensburg, Mrs. Madison Johnson of Avon, NY, and Mrs. Laura Ritter, of Jersey Shore. The funeral will be held Sat. afternoon at 1:30 from her late home and at 2:00 in Ogdensburg Church. Interment will be in the nearby cemetery. bconrad@epix.net

STULL HAZEL LENTZ
Hazel Stull, age 77, of Ralston, Pa. Thursday, February 22, 1973 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Margaret Stull Moran) Johns of Mansfield, RD 2. Friends may call at the Kuhl (formerly Shaw & Robena) Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday 1 p.m. Rev. Richard Brenneman. Burial in Odgensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Pa. In addition to her daughter she is survived by tow grandsons, Thomas N. Moran, W. Seneca, NY, Ralph C. Johns, at home and two granddaughters, Louise and Linda Johns, at home; three great-grandsons. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ralston, she is a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Canton, Pa., Chapter No. 71. She operated the Stull Insurance Agency at Ralston for a number of years after the death of her husband, Nelson Stull. She is the daughter of Stephen and Lottie Bunn Spencer.

STULL - MRS. MARY ANN WITHEY
 Mrs. Mary Ann Withey was buried at Ogdensburg, Jan. 16.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Mollie Stull, early pioneers of Union, and was born in 1831.  She was married to Sanford Withey in 1850, who survives her.  She was the mother of eight children, all of whom are living.  Mrs. Withey has lived her 85 years within two miles of the place of her birth.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)

STULL Nelson C. Stull - Ralston - Nelson C. Stull, 53, Ralston, former Canton bank cashier, died at Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville, Thursday, Oct. 24, 1940, after an extended illness.  Mr. Stull was educated in rural schools near Roaring Branch and was graduated from the Mansfield State Teachers College.  He taught school in Union Township, Tioga County, for a number of years before entering the banking business. He was one of the organizers and treasurer of Ralston Water and Water Power Company.  He was treasurer of the McIntyre School Board.  In the McIntyre Hunting Club, which he organized, he was president.  For 19 years, Mr. Stull was cashier and a director of the Ralston First National Bank, coming to Ralston from the Farmer's National Bank of Canton.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and a Sunday School official and teacher, chairman of a number of Liberty Loan committees and affiliated with several Masonic groups.  Surviving are his wife, Hazel Spencer Stull, formerly of Ogdensburg; a daughter, Mrs. Leo Moran, Williamsport.  Funeral services will be held at the home here at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. James A. Farrar, Methodist pastor, and the Rev. Adam Somers, Millville, officiating.  Burial will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Source: Obituary in Scrapbook of my mother's (Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, October 30, 1940, Page 8, Column 3)

DOUGLAS A. SWEITHELM, 46, of Rockville Centre, NY, died March 4, 1989 in the South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY.  Mr. Sweithlem maintained a vacation home at Roaring Branch RD 1.  Mr. Sweithelm was born May 22, 1942 at Oceanside, Nassu County, NY, a son of Clifford A. and Esther Preston Sweithelm.  He was a self-employed physical therapist for the past 20 years.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockville Centre, NY.  He is survived by his wife, the former Roberta Hepner; a son, Robert Sweithelm; a daughter, Deborah Sweithelm, both at home; a brother, Clifford P. Sweithelm, Roaring Branch, RD 1; an adopted brother, James Hennessey, Hicksville, NY; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service was held Wednesday in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockville Centre, NY with the Rev. Harold Kuehne, his pastor officiating.  The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Thomas Hilner, pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ officiating.  Interment will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Pediatric Fund of the South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SWEITHELM, GLEN C.,   Glen C. Sweithelm, 16, of Roaring Branch RD1, diedDecember 11, 1986 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Union Township, Tioga County PA.  Glen was born January 16, 1970 at Oceanside, Nassau County, NY, the son of Clifford P. and Jacqueline Tracy Sweithelm.  He was enrolled as an 11th grade student at the Canton Area School District in the secondary education program-automotive mechanic at the Williamsport Area Community College.  He was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. Surviving are his father and step-mother, Clifford P. and Carlyn Sweithelm, with whom he resided; his mother, Jacqueline Sweithelm of Oceanside, NY; a brother, Richard P. at home; sisters, Miss Karen E. and Miss Diane L.; step-brothers, Carl J. and Jeffery F., all at home.  Also surviving are his maternal grandmother and step-grandmother, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services were held December 13 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Gerald Holmes, his pastor, officiating and interment to be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to a scholarship fund  that is to be presented at graduation to the outstanding student majoring in auto mechanics, c/o Robert Jannone, principal, Canton Area School District, 139 E. Main St., Canton, PA 17724.  (TGR Dec. 18, 1986)

TAYLOR – John Taybor (newspaper had it spelled wrong), a much respected young man aged about 18 years, died at his father’s residence (J.M. Taylor) in Union, the 24th inst.  He was a member of the choir and a most elegant singer.  His remains were buried in the Ogdesnburg cemetery, Rev. Gardiner of Canton, assisted by Rev. C. H. Crowl officiating.

TERRY Carrie
Carrie, aged 18 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Terry, of Blossburg, died of whooping-cough on April 13th.  The remains were taken to Ogdensburg for interment.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, April 22, 1908, Page 8, Column 2

REV. DONALD G. TERRY
 The Rev. Donald G. Terry, 67, RR 1, Covington, PA diedsuddenly at Lander, WY on Wednesday, September 18, 1991. The Rev. Terry was born April 29, 1924 at Ralston, Lycoming County, PA, a son of Fred and Eliza Mason Terry. Donald was employed at Schrader-Bellows, Canton, from 1953-1970. He was also a minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for 34 years, retiring in 1988.  He pastored at Blossburg, PA, Newark, DE and Chester, VA when he retired. The Rev. Terry served in the US Army during World War II and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Lucille Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Virginia Terry of Columbia Cross Roads, Samuel and Tammy Terry of Canton and Timothy and Shirley Terry of Canton; daughters, Rita and Eric Michaels of Jetens, Indonesia, Kathleen and Jack Brenchley of Colorado Springs, CO, Lois and John Mays of Covington, PA and Deborah and Jeffery Kingery of Plains, MT; sister, Mrs. Elsie Wagner of Buffalo; brothers, Francis of Mansfield and Albert of Monroeton; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle Smith of Roaring Branch; 23 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held September 25 at the Blossburg Alliance Church with interment to be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg.  Arrangements were by the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Blossburg. (TGR, Thursday, September 26, 1991)

THOMAS, Arthur - Canton Sentinel - Arthur Thomas aged 68 years of Canton died at Blossburg Hospital, Sat. Oct. 26, 1946. He is survived by 2 daughters; Laura Smouther and Lillian Watkins, both of Canton, and a son, Herbert Thomas of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Jane Richardson of Wyandotte, MI. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday with burial in the Ogdensburg Cemetery. Rev. L. A. Guiles officiated. bconrad@epix.net

THOMAS –BLANCHE T. BUNN, 92, a longtime resident of Ogdensburg and Canton, died, January 3, 1998 at the Highland Nursing home in Laporte, PA where she was a resident.  Born, August 9, 1905 in South Union, Tioga County PA, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Nina Schmelzle Thomas.  On October 18, 1927, she married Donald L. Bunn.  Together the couple shared in the daily operations of their dairy farm located in Ogdensburg until 1966 when they retired and moved to Canton.  Mr. Bunn preceded her in death on August 23, 1985.  Following 58 years of marriage.  Mrs. Bunn was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and in earlier years played the piano and was active in the Church.  She later attended the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and was also a member of the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293 and the Garden Club in Canton.  She loved to sing and work with flowers and was a talented seamstress which was visible in her quilts and crafts.  Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law Ruth and James Zeigler, Canton RR#2, daughter, Alice Buck, Kirkland, WA; nine grandchildren, Brenda Hilfiger, Canton, Craig Zeigler, Salladsburg, PA, Chris Zeigler, Mt. Holly Springs, PA, Chauncey Buck, Seabrook, TX, Ty Buck, Boise, Idaho, Jeffrey Hart, Forksville, PA; Jennifer Stabley, Hummlestown, PA, Julie Wilmer, Watsontown, PA and Jon Hart, Williamsport, PA.  In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Hart; brothers, Floyd and Melvin Thomas and a sister, Dora Townsend.  The funeral service was held January 6 at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ with Rev. David B. Morris officiating and Rev. Duane Taylor, assisting.  Interment followed in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, C/O Box RR#1, 168, Roaring Branch, PA or to the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ, C/O 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton in Mrs. Bunn’s memory.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GERALD W. THOMAS, 83 of 221 North Center St., Canton died Friday, Oct. 3, 1986 in Alba, he was a son of Leon and Maude Packard Thomas.  Mr. Thomas was employed as a foreman for 26 years at the American LaFrance Plant in Elmira.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and also the Minnequa Grange.  Surviving are his wife, the former Cleaora “Tot” Herman, they observed their 56th wedding anniversary last November; son, Jack and Ruth Ann Thomas of Binghamton; sister, Alma Lehr of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St. with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Interment in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing service or the American Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS –LAURA E. THOMAS SMOUTHER, 73 of 215 Troy St., Canton died Sunday, March 19, 1978 at her home.  She was born in Arnot, Tioga County, July 26, 1904 a daughter of Arthur and Lillian Stratton Thomas.  Mrs. Smouther was the operator of the Canton Grill and the former Cedar Ledge Tavern for 37 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.  Mrs. Smouther is survived by two sons, Herbert (Bud) Smouther of Elmira and Roger Smouther of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Ward of Canton; two grandsons, Gordon Smouther of Trenton, N.J. and Stephen Smouther of Elmira.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

THOMAS –LILLIAN WARD, 67 of 215 Troy St., Canton died Friday, Aug 12, 1983 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mrs. Ward was born Dec. 20, 1915 in Arnot, Tioga County PA. a daughter of Arthur and Lillian Stratton Thomas.  She is survived by two nephews, Herbert “Bud” Smouther of Fort Myers, Fla. and roger Smother of Canton; one nieces, Susan Giese of Pottstown, Pa.; great-nephews and great-great-nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held Monday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. John S. Mullen, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  A private family visitation will be held Sunday evening at 7:00.

VICKERY –CARLOYN VICKERY KILBORN, 65, Ogdensburg, PA, diedpeacefully February 7, 2005 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA.  Born on May 6, 1940 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gerald Sr., and Emma Janet Fanning Vickery.  She attended Troy High School and graduated with the class of 1958.  She continued her studies in Carlisle, PA and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  On May 25, 1968 she and A. Dean Kilborn were untied in marriage at the Troy First United Methodist Church.  They settled in the Ogdensburg area, where they made their home and raised three daughters.  In earlier years she was employed as a nurse at Troy Community Hospital.  She was very active in supporting her children during their school years and especially enjoyed helping with little league softball.  Throughout life her family’s well being was most important to her.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a caring friend.  She enjoyed many things and believed in living life to its fullest.  She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ.  Surviving are Dean, her husband of over 35 years, at home; her daughters and a son-in-law, Melinda and Ron Weed, Mansfield; Deana Kilborn, Troy; and Rebekah Kilborn, Ogdensburg; grandchildren: Nathan and Matthew Weed, Colin Kilborn, Amanda Reynolds and Kyle Kilborn; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald Jr. and Sally Vickery, Troy; sister, Suzanne Albers, GA; nephews Bill Vickery, Troy and Bruce Vickery, Wellsboro; nieces Kim Albers and Dee Ann Rogers, both of Georgia.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a special aunt, Carolyn Fanning.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Her family request that those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Kilborn’s name to the Green Home’s Activity Fund, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA or to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, RR1 Box 111A, Roaring Branch, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

WATKINS Clarence Watkins

70, of Ogdensburg, Pa., died peacefully at home on Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 2011.  Born on Jan. 30, 1941, in Canton, Pa., Clarence Lewis, "Clancy" to family and friends, was a son of the late Royal Watkins, Gladys (Preston) Watkins High and the stepson of Russell High. After graduation in 1958 from Canton High School, Clarence served with the U.S. Army in Korea as a corpsman. On Oct. 25, 1975, he married the former Mary Jane Tacka of Blossburg. They were blessed with 32 wonderful years together before her passing on April 1, 2007.   Clarence was employed by PennDOT for almost 20 years before retirement. In earlier years, he worked at Avco in Williamsport. He also delivered the Williamsport Sun Gazette newspaper along Route 414 for 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion of Morris Run and Canton, VFW and Hillside Rod & Gun Club in Blossburg, Arnot Sportsman Club and the Mountain Run Hunting Club in Union Twp.  Clarence was a very personable man who thought of others first. He enjoyed doing many things in life, especially visiting with family and friends, hunting, fishing and trips to casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and New York.  Surviving are his children Lori Watkins of Ogdensburg and Larry Watkins stationed with the U.S. Coast Guard in Atlantic City, N.J.; brothers and sisters Glen (Marie) Watkins of Rushville, Connie (Steve) Smith of Roaring Branch, Harold (Betty) Watkins and Mary Ellis, all of Apalachin, N.Y., Stanley Watkins of Michigan, Roger Watkins of Washington D.C., Chuck (Patricia) High of Middletown and Carole (Chet) Harer of Delaware, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  In addition to his wife Mary Jane, he was predeceased by two brothers Stewart and Johnny Watkins.  Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, with Pastor Bill Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, his family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Clarence's name to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – October 1, 2011

 

WATKINS - Mrs. Elizabeth Schmelzle, aged 77 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Cox in Ogdensburg, PA, Saturday, Sept. 5. Survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Edward Lodge of Williamsport, Mrs. Burdett Porter of Ogdensburg, and Mrs. Dillon Stone of Canton, PA; two sons, Oliver and Maynard of Ogdensburg; two sisters, Mrs. J.S. Schull of Torrington, Conn., and Mrs. Margaret Morey of Syracuse. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the family home and at 2 at the Ogdensburg church. Rev. L.Z. Brown will officiate; burial at Ogdensburg Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 9, 1942

 

WATKINS Roger Watkins

86, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Ogdensburg, Pa, died on early Monday, December 16, 2013 at Brinton Woods Health & Rehab Center in Washington, D.C. Roger Royal Watkins was born on June 25, 1927 at the family home in Ogdensburg, one of 13 children in the family of the late Lena Jane (Boyce), Royal Earl Watkins and stepfather Russell High. He was a 1944 graduate of Canton High School and a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. Roger then enrolled in the ROTC program and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State University. After serving in China with the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Watkins remained in the Naval reserves from 1946 to 1990, earning the rank of Lt. Commander. Roger traveled all over the world in his civilian career as a meteorologist with the federal government. He had many interests throughout life. Roger especially enjoyed dancing and was an accomplished tennis player and golfer. He also possessed a wonderful singing voice and entertained in several barbershop quartets. Surviving are his brothers and sisters Glen (Marie) Watkins of Rushville, Pa., Connie (Steve) Smith of Canton, Harold Watkins of Appalachian, N.Y., Mary Ellis of Lakeland, Fla., Chuck (Patricia) High of Middletown and Carole (Chet) Harer of Rehoboth, Del., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his dear friend, Diana Tiberi of Washington D.C. In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was predeceased by six brothers Stewart, Johnny, Foster, Robert, Clarence and Stanley. Calling hours are 11 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral and committal service at 11:30 a.m. followed by military honors accorded at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review – December 18, 2013

 

WATKINS Stanley Leonard Watkins

age 83, of Pickford, Mich., formerly of Canton and the Ogdensburg areas, died Nov. 15, 2011 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.  Stanley Watkins was born Nov. 3, 1928 to Royal Earl and Lena Jane (Boyce) Watkins in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa.  Stan grew up with a large family on a farm in Pennsylvania. When he was thirteen he started boarding with neighbors and helping on their farms. At age seventeen, he and his twin brother Stewart purchased a truck and started hauling logs. In 1948, Stan struck out on his own to live in Memphis where he worked on construction of homes, apartment buildings, and churches.  Stan joined the U. S. Army in 1951. Following his discharge in 1953, Stan went to work as a carpenter and attended LeTourneau Tech in Longview, Texas. He built a 12-foot wooden runabout boat in his dorm room which he and his classmates enjoyed using for duck hunting, fishing, and water skiing. Stan loved the outdoors and liked to take fishing trips to Canada. In 1960, some of his friends recruited him to come to Pickford to work on a summer camp being built by the Christian Service Brigade. For many years, Stan worked at Northwoods Camp each summer building the lodge and cabins. He bought a semi-tractor and trailer to haul wood and hay during the winters. In 1964 and 1965, he built the Little Mac bridge at the camp, a suspension bridge replica of Michigan's Mackinac Bridge. In the early 1970s, Stan taught building trades for Pickford Schools. In 1971 and again in 1973, he traveled on mission trips to Bogata, Columbia to work on a church and an orphanage school. During this time he had continued to work at Northwoods camp until 1976 when the camp and the surrounding property were sold to U.S. Steel. Stan worked for U.S. Steel as caretaker at the camp which was now idle until he persuaded the churches in the local community to lease and operate the camp. Stan continued to help at the camp during the summer until 1983. He trucked until 1996, when during heart surgery his eyesight was damaged. Since then, he has spent the winters with his siblings in Pennsylvania and the summers at his little farm in the woods in Pickford. In 2004, he published a book about his life.  The local Northwoods Camp group that Stan was instrumental in persuading to run the camp eventually purchased the camp from U.S. Steel. It still operates as an independent Christian camp, which is continuing to grow more than 30 years later.   Stan is survived by brothers and sisters, Glen (Marie) Watkins of Rushville, Pa., Connie (Steve) Smith of Roaring Branch, Pa., Harold (Betty) Watkins of Apalachin, N.Y., Mary Ellis of Apalachin, N.Y., Roger Watkins of Washington, D.C., Chuck (Patricia) High of Middletown, Pa., and Carole (Chet) Harer of Rehoboth, Del.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  Stan was preceded in death by brothers Stewart, Johnny, Foster, Robert and Clarence Watkins.  Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 17 at Reamer Galer Funeral Home, 24549 S. M-129 in Pickford. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Paul Gruenberg will conduct the service.  Additional services will be held 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, Pa. with services at 11 a.m. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Northwoods Christian Camp, 1574 E. Northwoods Road, Pickford, MI 49774.   Towanda Daily Review – November 17, 2011

 

WHITCOMB, James M. - James M. Whitcomb, 92, died Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Lilley, 5 Aspen Ridge. Besides Mrs. Lilley, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Leonard of Elmira and Mrs. Edward Johnson of Troy, PA. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ogdensburg, Pa., church. The Rev. Claude Shaffer of Sylvania, Pa., will officiate. Interment in Ogdensburg Cemetery. (d. May 24, 1927) bconrad@epix.net

WHITCOMB - A most unusual man died in Elmira on May 24, when James M. Whitcomb, a resident of Elmira for the past 10 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles F. [Ida] Lilley, 5 Aspen Ridge. He was 92 years old. Mr. Whitcomb was born in Kenderhook, in the Hudson River, and moved to Canton, PA, with his parents, Dec. 9, 1840. Near this place his early days were spent in a log cabin in what was then a forest land. Becoming an unerring marksman he soon developed great skill in hunting large game. Many bears and hundreds of deer were killed by him and sent to the Philadelphia market. As a woodman who loved to improve his surroundings, Mr. Whitcomb acquired much local fame and it fell to his lot to lay out the roads, locate the bridges and school houses. Having learned the carpenter's trade, he not only built many comfortable homes in his own vicinity, but also, built practically all the early homes in Morris Run and very many in Antrim and Arnot. He was one of the founders of Ogdensburg Disciple Church and served as elder and choir leader for many years. He became a member of the Masonic order in 1865 and was master of the Ogdensburg Grange for several terms and its lecturer for a period of years. Mr. Whitcomb was always intensely interested in all that pertained to the interests of the community in which he lived and was found at the head of all enterprises that developed the well being of its citizens. Twenty-four times he served on the jury which considered several criminal as well as civil cases when he was appealed to, in the settlement of disputes and domestic misunderstandings. Continually, he held some office of local distinction, in which he served with the same conscientious and faithful spirit that characterized all his activities. Scientific, political and religious themes were his constant delight and he would discourse on these subjects in a way that held the rapt attention and interest of all who heard him. Having a marvelous memory, Mr. Whitcomb was more conspicuous as a historian than in any other way. He had at his tongue's end the history of all the families that he had ever been associated with. He had a ready knowledge of ancient and modern history, and the historical features of the Bible he could recite in detail without effort. Altogether, Mr. Whitcomb was an outstanding citizen of his home town and his passing away is a source of regret to all who were privileged to know him. - June 8, 1927

WILBUR, MARGARET, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilbur, died Friday, October 10, 1930 in St. Joseph’s hospital, at the age of twenty.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the Ogdensburg church and interment was made in the nearby cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MARGARET WILBUR, 21, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilbur of Canton, died at Elmira Friday, October 10, 1930, following a brief illness of pneumonia.  The family has resided on South Avenue for a few years, having removed here from Ogdensburg in Eastern Tioga County.  The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the Ogdensburg Union Church with interment in the nearby cemetery.  Her parents survive.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIAMS - Daily Review
Doris Mase Groover, 91, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Ogdensburg, Pa., died on Sunday evening, Dec. 21, 2003 at Baptist Hospital in Miami. Doris was born on Nov. 12, 1912 in Leolyn, Tioga County PA. She was a daughter of the late Charles McKean Williams and Elsie (Kilborn) Williams. She was a graduate of Canton High School and received her teaching degree from the former Mansfield Teachers College. Mrs. Groover was a dedicated teacher and served the Canton Area Elementary School for many years until her retirement on June 11, 1977. Doris cherished her family and times spent with them. She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Gail Mase of Coral Gables, Fla., and Richard and Sylvia Mase of Montoursville, Pa. four grandchildren; Kevin Mase of Coral Gables, Fla., Jeffrey Mase of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lynne Parades and Michele Bullock both of Duluth, Ga.; eight great grandchildren; Kara Joy Mase of Coral Gables, Fla., Lindsay Mase of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nicole Cardoza-Mase of Montoursville, Pa., Emmanuel and Brandon Paredes, both of Duluth, Ga.; and Meredith, Jillian and Sterling Bullock of Duluth, Ga.; two sisters, Marion Donaldson and Harriet Austin of Ogdensburg, several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by her first husband; Walter Mase, her second husband; Lester Groover, a granddaughter Marsha Mase, a brother McKean Williams and two sisters, Helen Schmelzle and Mildred Mason. Her family invites friends to attend a funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, with her pastor, Rev. William Shepherd, officiating. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in Doris' name to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, c/o RR1, Box 168, Roaring Branch 17765. Arrangements are in care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WILLIAMS Marian Marguerite - Marian Jones Donaldson, 102 years of age, formerly of Ogdensburg, Pa., died
in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Marian Marguerite Williams  was born on Feb. 18, 1908, at the family farm on English Hill. She was the second of six children of the late Charles McKean and Elsie (Kilborn) Williams. Marian was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1925 and received her Elementary Education Certification from the former Mansfield State Normal School. Her teaching career spanned the decades, beginning in 1927 at small country schools such as Ridgebury, Luthers Mills, Parsons Hill, McIlwain, Beech Flats and Ogdensburg. As time and family responsibilities dictated, Mrs. Donaldson taught through the intervening years, retiring in 1973 after serving a number of years at Canton Elementary School. Marian married Herbert Jones of Ogdensburg on Aug. 4, 1933, and began life as a farmer's wife. They lived on the Jones farm and became parents of six children. Herbert unexpectedly became ill and died in 1949.In 1953, she married Rev. Frank Donaldson and moved to Albion, N.Y., where she assumed the duties of the wife of a minister. In 1964, they retired to the Ogdensburg area where they had an orchard with a variety of fruit trees and large gardens. In her capable hands, the bounty they grew found its way into delicious pies, jams, jellies, canned fruit and vegetables that were generously shared with family and friends. Following her husband's death in 1978, Marian and her sisters enjoyed many winters together in Florida and summers in the north. She will be missed by her large and loving family. Throughout her life, Marian sought to find the good in humanity. She was a woman of strong character and steadfast faith. She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, the Penna Retired Teachers Assoc. and Bradford County's DAR. In addition to her husbands, Marian was predeceased by five siblings; McKean Williams, Helen Schmelzle, Doris Mase Groover, Mildred Bishop Mason and Harriet Austin. Surviving her are six children, Delores (Lester) Kellner of Tonawanda, N.Y., Harriet (Dennis) Kitzman of Pittsford, N.Y., John "Jack" (Hope) Jones of Ansonia, Conn., Philip Jones of Rochester, N.Y., Harry (Carol) Jones of Roaring Branch, Pa., and Mary (Vic) Bontempo of The Villages, Fla.; two step-children, Dr. Franklin (Barbara) Donaldson of Sarasota, Fla. and Edith Donaldson Strasburger of Columbia, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Altheda Williams of Macon, Ga.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. Rev. William Shepherd will officiate. Burial will follow in Ogdensburg Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a donation in Marian's memory to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 13065 Rt. 414, Roaring Branch, PA 17765. - Towanda Daily Review, July 17, 2010

WITHEY Sanford
Roaring Branch, Jan. 22 - Sanford Withey, Aged 90 years, died at Ogdensburg last Saturday morning.  He had been afflicted with cancer for two or three years.  He is survived by three sons and four daughters.  Mr. Withey had been a resident of Union nearly all his life.  He had a wonderful memory, was an interesting talker, and was conversant with affairs in Union, Blossburg and Lycoming creek for the past 75 years.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, January 24, 1917, Page 10, Column 1

WOOSTER Theodore
The funeral of Dr. Theodore Wooster, who died June 5 at the Blossburg hospital, was held Wednesday afternoon at the Ellis undertaking parlors.  Rev. Thomas Trevor, pastor of the Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Faust, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated.  The funeral was in charge of Blossburg Lodge F. & A. M.; burial was in Ogdensburg, Pa.  Dr. Wooster was born in Ogdensburg, 83 years ago, and had been a resident of Blossburg many years.  He was a veteran of the civil war and the last member of the G.A.R. Post in that place.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter.  Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, June 15, 1927, Page 3, Column 4
 

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