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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Spencer Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

Spencer Cemetery Listing

 

 

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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.



COLE -   SHIRLEY (COLE) ROOT
                Shirley (Cole) Root, 73, of Wellsboro RR 5 died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the  Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Aug. 8, 1927, in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Walter and Olive  (Spencer) Cole.    She was the wife of Kenneth G. Root of Wellsboro. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.   Preceding her in death was her half brother, Ansel Copp.   Surviving are her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Janford McCauley of Blossburg and Linden McCauley of Wellsboro; half brother, Bradley Copp of Wellsboro; half sister, Martha Copp of Wellsboro; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Calling hours were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro.   Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Sept. 19, with the Rev. James A.  Johnston officiating.  Burial was made at Spencer Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040  Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

LARRY ALLEN COX SR., 55, Takoma Park, MD and formerly of the Canton area, diedNovember 5, 2003 at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.  Born on August 114, 1948 in Gleason, PA he was a son of the late Sam and Margaret “Peg” (Spencer) Cox.  He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed his work in the auto parts business for many years until his health recently declined.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 36 years, Shirley (Rauch) at home; a son, Larry Cox, Jr., Takoma Park, MD; sisters, Bonnie R. Cox, Hagerstown, MD; Vicki E. Rodgers, Wrightston, NJ, Julia A. Cox, Mount Holly, NJ; brothers, Sammy R. Cox, Blossburg, PA; Edward J. Cox, Burlington, NJ and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Mr. Cox was predeceased by a brother Steven A. Cox in 1999.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STEVEN ANTHONY COX, 48 of Jackson Hole, Wyo., formerly of Canton diedFeb. 22, 1999 at the veteran’s hospital in Prescott, Ariz.  Steve was born on Sept. 28, 1950 in Gleason, Pa.  He was a son of the late Sam and Margaret (Peg) Spencer Cox.  Steve was a graduate of Canton High School.  He served during Vietnam in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canton.  Steve eventually moved out west where he loved fishing, hunting and hiking in the Rockies.  He also enjoyed bluegrass music.  Surviving are: three sisters, Bonnie R. Cox of Hagerstown, Md., Vicki E. Rodgers of Wrightstown, N.J., Julia A. Cox of Mt. Holly, N.J.; three brothers, Sammy R. Cox of Blossburg, Pa., Larry A. Cox of Takoma Park, Md., Edward J. Cox of Southampton, N.J.; three nephews, Larry Cox Jr., Joe Lawler, Mike Frey; five nieces, Megan and Elizabeth Cox, Melissa Rodgers, Hilary and Rachel Murray; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced at a later date.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be held in the Spencer Family Cemetery, Union Township, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAWRENCE G. DIBBLE, 79 of Canton RR 2 diedTuesday, Feb. 4, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born Jan. 2, 1913 in Union Township, Tioga County, the son of William H. and Maude Clark Dibble.  He retired from logging in 1977.  His life was devoted to his home and family.  Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Maezil Spencer Dibble.  They were married on May 22, 1937.  Also surviving are five sons, Stewart of Erie, Paul of Canton RR 2, Dennis of Canton RR 2, Max of Tioga and Timothy of Roaring Branch; three daughters, Mrs. Janice Lodge of Canton RR 2, Mrs. Louise Ward of Roaring Branch RR 1 and Mrs. Darlene Atkinson of Montoursville; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.  Private funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 1992 at 10 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of North Union Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Spencer Cemetery, Union Twp.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT B. JACKSON
 Robert B. Jackson, 77, of Roaring Branch RR 1, PA, formerly of Blossburg, diedSunday, April 10, 1994 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Jackson was born May 11, 1916 in McNett Township, the son of Frank L. and Anna Spencer Jackson. He retired from J.P. Foundry in Blossburg. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canton and was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are a son, Alvin Jackson of Gillett RR 3, son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Doreen Jackson of Troy RR 3; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and James Phelps of Lawrenceville RR 2; daughter, Miss Mabel Jackson of Blossburg; a stepdaughter; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces nephews and cousins. Predeceasing him was his wife, the former Erma Smith, in 1967. Funeral services were held April 13 at the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with interment to be in the Spencer Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

McNETT - SYLVINA M. SPENCER
 Sylvina M. Spencer, 67, of RD 1, Roaring Branch, PA died June 29, 1990 at the Williamsport General Hospital. Born February 12, 1923 in Leolyn, PA she was the daughter of Morris and Daisy Bates McNett. She was a member of the Kindom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Towanda. She is survived by daughters, Sylvia Hendrickson of Corning, NY, Mrs. Roy (Yvonne) Dannelley of Troy and Mrs. Joe (Trudy) Holcomb of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Rock and Annette Spencer of Troy; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Ed) McNett of Roaring Branch; sisters, Vivian Matthews of Canton RD 2 and Margaret Wells of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Edward (Bill) Spencer in September, 1989. Memorial services were held July 1 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Towanda with Frances McIntire officiating and burial to be in Spencer Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Ralston Ambulance Association, c/o John Orr, Ralston, PA 17763. (TGR, Thursday, July 5, 1990)

MCNETT –SYLVINA M. SPENCER, 67, Roaring Branch, RD 1, died June 29, 1990, at the Williamsport Hospital.  Mrs. Spencer was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Leolyn a daughter of Morris and Daisy Bates McNett.  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Towanda.  She loved people and was well-loved in return.  Sylvina met the fine qualities of a good mother, grandmother, friend, and hard worker.  This was expressed by the way she met the needs of her family and friends and cared for her home and plants.  She is survived by daughters, Sylvia Hendrickson, Corning; Mrs. Roy (Yvonne) Dannelley, Troy and Mrs. Joe (Trudy) Holcomb, Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, Rocky and Annette Spencer, Troy; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin (Ed) McNett, Roaring Branch; sisters, Vivian Matthews, Canton RD 2 and Margaret Wells, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Edward (Bill) Spencer, on Sept. 28,  1989.  A memorial service was held July 1 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Towanda, with Francis McIntire officiating.  Burial was in Spencer Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Ralston Ambulance Association, in care of John Orr, Ralston, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MORRISON Harry
84, of Beaver Dams, died May 6, 2008 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Surviving are his wife, Pauline; a son, Jack L. (Shelia) Morrison, grandsons, Jack H. and Lance (Melissa) Morrison all of Beaver Dams; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Jessica, Zeth and Zander; siblings, Richard (Janice) Morrison of Granville, PA, Irene McIlwain of Horseheads and Irma (Bill) Page of North Carolina. He was predeceased by siblings, George Morrison and Harriett Vargason; and a brother-in-law, Donald McIlwain. Friends may call 12 - 1 p.m. Friday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral will follow with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Spencer Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2008.

NICHOLS - MRS. HARRIET M. KILBORN
Canton—Mrs. Harriet M. Kilborn, 85, a life-long resident of this section, died early Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1936, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard S. Coons. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Coons, Mrs. Wallace Allen and Mrs. Erastus Kinch all of Canton; Mrs. Monroe Scudder, Penn Yan; Mrs. Frank Morrell, Pine City; and Mrs., Elsie Williams, Union Township; one son Lloyd of Union Township.The funeral will be conducted at the Coons home Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. LaRue D. Brown of the Church of Christ with burial in Spencer Cemetery near Canton.

DOYL H. SHADDUCK.  On the afternoon of August 21, 2001, Doyl H. Shadduck, 72 a resident of Cogan Station diedat the Williamsport Hospital.  Born November 6, 1928 in Shunk, he was the son of Charles V. and Fannie Brown Shadduck.  He met a Canton girl named Elsie Spencer and on March 25, 1953 they were united in marriage.  Together they raised three daughters.  He and Elsie continued farming until the mid 1960s, when the family moved to Williamsport.  It was there Mr. Shadduck founded the trucking firm Doyl Shadduck Inc.  Mr. Shadduck and his beloved Elsie shared 34 years until her passing on March of 1987.  He was a member of the Williamsport Riding Club and Williamsport Moose Lodge.  Never one to forget where he came from, he was a frequent contributor to the Endless Winds Fire Company in his native Shunk.  When it came to charities and other worthwhile causes, his generosity knew no limits.  Surviving are his daughters, Cheyenne (Barry) McCarty, Patsy James and Shelia (Alan) Hess, all of Cogan Station; brothers, Durwood “Mike” (Helen) Shadduck, Trout Run and Albert (Delores) Shadduck, Shunk; sisters, Dorna Meixel, Dubois and Agnes (Ralph) Snell, Williamsport; grandchildren, Lee James, Heather James, Jeremy James, Stacy Hartford, Rodney Hartford, Nicole Hartford, Levi Hess and Larella Hess; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Luther and Donald; sister, Ruth Cook.  Funeral services were held August 25 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Dean Walrath officiating.  Interment followed in Spencer Cemetery, Union Township.  Memorials may be directed to the Francis V. Costello Dialysis Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Note: Obituary said buried in Spencertown Cemetery which was in error.  They are two separate cemeteries on the same road.)

DONALD A. SPENCER, 82, Canton RR 2 diedApril 27, 1998 at home while surrounded by his loving family.  Born on May 18, 1915 in Fallbrook, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Elsie Kelsey Spencer.  He moved to Union Twp. (Tioga Co.) where he attended school in Spencertown.  Later he was employed by former Swayze Folding Box Company where he met his wife, the former Dorothy Newell.  They were married on July 29, 1944 sharing 53 years of loving marriage.  Mr. Spencer served for two years during WW II in Saipan until his honorable discharge in 1946.  Besides farming, which he did his whole life; he also was employed by Preston’s Feed Mill until it closed in 1972.  In addition to his love his family; his hobby was his love of horses.  Surviving are: wife, Dorothy at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney Spencer, Pompano Beach, FL; Roger and Joann Spencer, Boca Raton, FL; Verne and Barbara Spencer, Canton, RR 2; grandchildren, Shelly and Chris Route, Canton, RR 2; Terry Spencer, Easley, SC, Sommer Spencer, Florida and Tami Spencer, Canton RR 2; great-grandchildren, Cory and Colby Route; sisters, Tilly and Charles Terry, Canton, Pauline and Harry Morrison, Beaver Dams, NY; brother, Stanley Spencer, Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by sisters, Mazil Dibble, Rita Walburn and Elsie Shadduck; brother, Edward “Bill” Spencer. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 30 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Bradley Smith, friend of the family officiating.  Private interment will be held in the Spencer Family Cemetery, Union Twp.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Guthrie Hospice RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in Mr. Spencer’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SPENCER –MRS. ELSIE E. SHADDUCK, 52 of RD 2 Cogan Station, Pa. died Saturday, March 21, 1987 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Born January 19, 1935 in Union township, Tioga County, she was the daughter of Henry and Elsie Kelsey Spencer.  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses, Williamsport.  Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Doyle Shadduck, three daughters, Mrs. Cheyenne Hartford of Cogan Station RD 2, Mrs. John (Patsy) James of Shunk, Mrs. Alan (Shelia) Hess of Cogan Station; three brothers, Donald A. Spencer of Canton RD 2, V. Edward Spencer of Roaring Branch and Stanley Spencer of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Maezil) Dibble of Canton RD 2, Mrs. Harry (Pauline) Morrison of Beaver Dam, N.Y., Mrs. Charles (Matilda) Terry of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Reita Walburn of Elmira; seven grandchildren, Stacey Hartford, Rodney Hartford and Nicole Hartford, Lee James, Heather James, Jeremey James, Levi Hess; one aunt, one uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with brother Robert Baker of the Kingdom Hall officiating.  Interment will be in the Spencer Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in her memory.

SPENCER –MARY E. HATHERILL, 86 formerly of Canton died Tuesday (Oct. 14, 1980) at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Since leaving Canton, Mrs. Hatherill resided in Blossburg, Middlebury Center, and prior to her illness was a guest at the Broad Acres Nursing home in Wellsboro.  Mrs. Hatherill, the last member of her family was born April 18, 1894 in Union Township, Tioga County.  She was the daughter of Anthony and Clara Andrews Spencer.  A brother, Raymond Spencer died in May 1980 in Silver Springs, Md.  Survivors include a son, Ross Hatherill, of Canton, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  A prayer service was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Benjamin Husted, pastor of the Canton First Baptist Church, presiding.  Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga Co.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SPENCER –MRS. MAEZIL F. DIBBLE, 74, RR2 Canton, diedDecember 8, 1992, in the Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  Mrs. Dibble was born March 1, 1918, at Spencertown, Tioga County PA, a daughter of Henry and Elsie Kelsey Spencer.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are five sons; Stewart, Erie, PA; Paul and Dennis, both of Canton RR 2; Max, Blossburg; Timothy, Roaring Branch RR 2; three daughters, Mrs. Janice Lodge, Canton RR 2; Mrs. Louise Ward, Roaring Branch RR 1; and Mrs. Darlene Atkinson, Montoursville, PA; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers; Donald A. Spencer and Stanley Spencer, Elmira, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Morrison, Beaver Dams, NY; and Mrs. Matilda “Tillie” Terry, Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence G. Dibble, on February 4, 1992.  A family visitation will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Thursday, December 10, from 1-2 p.m., followed by family funeral services at the funeral home at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Spencer Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County PA.

Paul Spencer, 84, of 334 Granger Street, Blossburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1974, at the home of his nephew, Robert Jackson, with whom he had lived for the past year and a half. He was born in Union Twp., Tioga County, on July 6, 1889, a son of Anthony and Fidelia Andrews Spencer. Mr. Spencer was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are a son, Phillip, of Covington RD1; a foster son, Lee Shepard, of Bradford; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hatherill, of Canton RD 1; a brother, Raymond of Silver Spring, Md., six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Kleese’s, 400 North Center Street, Canton. Burial was in Spencer Cemetery, Roaring Branch RD2. His pastor, Robert A. Hoffman, of Wellsboro, officiated.

 

SPENCER - MORRISON, Pauline
Age 81, of Beaver Dams, NY, died on May 7, 2009 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Born on January 19, 1928 in Canton, PA, Pauline was a daughter of Henry and Elsie (Kelsey) Spencer. On July 2, 1955, she married Harry F. Morrison in Grover, PA. Pauline enjoyed a life-long love for the Lord and she read her Bible faithfully. Caring for her home and family brought her happiness. She especially loved times spent with her grandchildren, gardening and flowers. Surviving are her son, Jack L. (Shelia) Morrison; grandsons, Jack H. and Lance (Melissa) Morrison, all of Beaver Dams; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Jessica, Zeth and Zander; siblings, Tilly Terry of Canton and Stanley Spencer of Elmira; and many extended family. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Harry, on May 6, 2008. Calling hours are from Noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral will follow with burial in Spencer Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/9/2009

 

Terry L. SPENCER, a former Canton, Pa resident, diedsuddenly in Greenville, SC.  He was 26 years of age.  Born in Sayre on August 12, 1973, he was the son of LaVerne and Barbara (Stone) Spencer.  Terry grew up in Canton, graduating from Canton High in 1991.  He earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice and worked for a while with the County Drug Task Force.  In 1993 Terry moved to South Carolina and was employed as a banker.  Terry is survived by his parents, LaVerne and Barb Spencer of Canton; grandmother, Dorothy Spencer of Canton; grandfather and step-grandmother, Geraldine and Joseph Kilmer of Groton, NY; sisters, Shelley Spencer Route and Tamara Spencer; brother-in-law, Chris Route; and nephews, Cory and Colby Route, all of Canton; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Duane and Deb Shievert of South Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Spencer.  Funeral services were held April 10 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. brad Smith officiating and interment to following the Spencer Cemetery, Union Township Tioga County.

V. EDWARD (BILL) SPENCER, 86 of Roaring Branch RD 1 died Sept. 28, 1989 at Williamsport Hospital.  He was born Feb. 26, 1921 in Fallbrook, the son of Henry and Elsie Kelsey Spencer.  Mr. Spencer was a stone mason for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways and a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses in Towanda.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his flowers and gardening.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sylvina McNett Spencer; daughters, Sylvia Hendrickson, Corning, NY, Mrs. Roy (Yvonne) Dannelley, Troy and Mrs. Joe (Trudy) Holcomb, Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Rocky and Annette Spencer, Troy; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Maezil and Lawrence Dibble of Canton, Pauline and Harry Morrison of Beaver Falls, NY, Matilda and Charles Terry, Canton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Spencer, Canton, Stanley and Hilda Spencer of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by sisters, Elsie Shadduck in 1987 and Rita Walburn in 1989.  A memorial service was held Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, with Francis McIntire officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Ralston Ambulance Association in care of Jack Orr of Ralston, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral home, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

SPENCER William Seward

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, January 10, 1940

William Seward Spencer, 74 years, died at his home in Canton at 7:30 p. m. Monday. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Carrie Spencer, and nine children, Leon and Clifford Spencer, of Elmira; Mrs. J. Boyce, of Wellsboro; Oliver L. of Union, New Jersey; Mrs. William Thomas, of Grover; Myron, of Canton; of Minnequa, Pa.; Floyd, of Canton; Clifford, of Elmira and Lester, at home; also two brothers, Truman, at Leolyn, Pa., and ?ses at  Union, Pa.  (Buried in Spencertown Cemetery)

 


? Carrie Isabel Spencer

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, March 21, 1940

Mrs. Carrie I. Spencer, aged 73 years, of Canton, died at her home at 3:30 p. m. Thursday. She was the widow of Seward Spencer and is survived by seven sons, Leon and Clifford, of Elmira; Oliver, of Union, N. J.; Myron, Jay, Floyd and Lester, of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Jay Boyce, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. William Thomas, of Grover. (Buried in Spencertown Cemetery)



From Louise JOHNS Neu

Spencer Clippings
Of the following, some are buried in Spencer Cemetery and some not.

Note: These clippings are from a scrapbook that was in the possession of my grandmother Hazel Adell Spencer Stull Lentz.  They were cut out of newspapers and pasted in a scrapbook.  There are no additional pieces of information in the scrapbook such as Newspaper name and/or publication date.   All places are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.              Louise Johns Neu

SPENCER – With the laying away in the family plot at Ogdensburg, last Monday, of all that was mortal of Stephen Spencer, Union bows her head and in sympathy drops a tear, with the family in this their great bereavement.  Six years ago it was intimated to the family that kidney trouble was to be expected, and then commenced a struggle for life on one side and the dread of Bright’s disease on the other.  Inevitable results, - all that loving hearts and willing hands, assisted by a tireless physician and a trained nurse, could do was of no avail, and on the morning of March 8 the end came.  He was 40 years old, and married the only child of William and Ann Bunn, of Ogdensburg.  Two daughters were born to them, Laura, who preceded her father, with the same disease, six years ago this month, and Hazel a young lady, at home.  He leaves a mother, his wife and daughter, and two sisters, Mrs Hiram Leonard, of Leolyn, and Mrs. Thomas Stull, of Union.  Mr Spencer was one of Union’s most successful farmers; a man that everyone esteemed.  About a year ago he became identified with the Disciple Church at Ogdensburg, was chosen as one of the Church officials, and up to his death was an exemplary member.
(Mar 08, 1912)

SPENCER – Mrs. Mary Adeline Spencer died at her home here Thursday morning following an illness of two weeks.  “Aunt Addie” as everyone here knew her, had been a lifelong resident of Troy and had she lived until February 22, she would have been 93 years old.  She was the widow of William Spencer, a Civil War veteran.  The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Martha Stull of Troy; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.  The funeral services were to be held at the home on Elmira Street this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. James H. Carter of the Baptist Church officiating.  Interment was to be held in the Glenwood Cemetery. (Jan 30, 1936)

SPENCER – Mrs. Lottie Spencer, 64, a native of Ogdensburg, died Sunday morning at her home here. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nelson C. Stull, and a granddaughter, Margaret Stull of Ralston.
 Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Ogdensburg Church with the Rev. James Farrar, pastor of the Ralston Methodist Circuit, officiating.  Burial was made in a nearby cemetery. (Oct 23, 1938)

SPENCER – Mrs. Elizabeth Spencer died at the residence of her son, Ulysses Spencer, in Union Township, Sunday afternoon.  August 20, aged about 75 years.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.  August 22, at the home with interment at the Spencer Cemetery.

In Memory of William SPENCER

Come, comrade, bow thy head,
In sorrow now to-day,
In honor of this brother
Whom we have laid away.

Comrade, we shall miss thee
In re-unions here below,
But how soon we may follow
None of us doth know.

Thou hast fought thy battles bravely,
And never did complain,
Taken part in may a battle
And saw thy comrades slain.

Now, comrade, rest in the hillside grave,
Beside the forms who bore thee,
Long may the land you served so brave,
Her banner’s stars wave o’er thee.

W.L. Dann, Ogdensburg, PA
 

SPENCER, Laura Laura, daughter of Stephen and Lottie Spencer, died at her home in North Union, March 4, aged 11 years and 8 months.  A life budded on earth to bloom in Heaven, has taken its voyage across the deep waters of death, into the bright harbor of Celestial light and love.  It is our Master's will, to pluck the fair flowers of childhood for a transplanting in the Eternal Gardens.  How quickly God moved the barque bearing its precious cargo of an innocent soul; how silently the sails had filled with the whispering winds and sweet perfumes that blow toward the land of sunshine that lies beyond the mountain of the hereafter.  How unconcious was the young soul of its delightful journey that was so near: how rapturous the music of Heavenly choiristers, floating across the still waters, striking between the shores of earth and Heaven.  Our Savior said: "Suffer little children to come to me." How beautiful the sentiment "I cling to Thee" those who are earliest at the cross, shall be the first in the kingdom, and their soul filled with the bloom of a Savior's love, which changeth not.  These parents have been called upon to part with a child, their first born, one that, no doubt, they loved better than life itself.  Sorrow seems to be a necessary part of human existence, but when grief comes, when the heart is torn with a mighty sorrow, and the sympathy of friends only opens wider the rent in the bleeding heart, then, if ever, the weary soul turns to Christ and we cry, "Lord, Thy hand support, Thy arm sustain."  Sorrow if patiently borne will prepare us for better and holier lives.  The fire of adversity will better prepare us for the Master's use.  How fully we realize the eyes that sparkled with the light of love are closed forever, the lips are silent and the hands are folded upon the breast that throbs no more in response to the caress of parental affection.  How difficult would be the parents feelings if they could look upward with spiritual vision, and see their daughter entering upon the life immortal.  The light of Heaven upon her face, and angel's wings would seem to fan the curling locks of the new-born soul as it takes its flight towards its Celestial home.  The soul thrills with delight at the sound of sweet music and the tender voices of loving angels.  To her earth is lost but Heaven is gained, and when the grief stricken parents shall have reached the end of their earthly pilgrimage, the hands of their loved one will reach down and help them over the dark river, and their first view of Heaven will be the bright face of she whom they loved so well on earth, but now glorious in the light of the Saviour's love.

V. EDWARD (BILL) SPENCER, 68 of Roaring Branch RD 1 died September 28, 1989 at Williamsport General Hospital.  He was born February 26, 1921 in Fallbrook, PA the son of Henry and Elsie Kelsey Spencer.  He was a stone mason for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways.  He was a member of the Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witnesses in Towanda.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sylvina McNett Spencer; daughters, Sylvia Hendrickson of Corning, NY and Mrs. Roy (Yvonne) Dannelly of Troy, PA and Mrs. Joe (Trudy) Holcomb of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Rocky and Annette Spencer of Troy; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Maezil and Lawrence Dibble of Canton, Pauline and Harry Morrison of Beaver Falls, NY, Matilda and Charles Terry of Canton, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Spencer of Canton, Stanley and Hilda Spencer of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by sisters, Elsie Shadduck in 1987 and Rita Walburn in 1989.  Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Towanda with Francis McIntire officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Ralston Ambulance Association in care of Jack Orr, Ralston, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Spencer Cemetery, Union Twp.)
 

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