Stull Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2008
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.
In the November 17, 1885 issue of the Wellsboro Agitator on page 3 a Notice of Application for Charter appears. It states; Notice is hereby given that an application will be made to Hon. H. W. Williams, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Tioga County at the Court-house at Wellsboro, Pa, at two o’clock p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 1885, for a charter of Incorporation under the name and style of “The Stull Cemetery Association” of Union township, is said entity. The character and object of said incorporation is to purchase and maintain a cemetery in said township. Levi S. Stull, Thomas Stull, J. W. Tebo, and others.
APKER - Mrs. Lucretia H. Loper, aged 85 years, of Union township, died Sept. 16. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Churchill (Ella Loper), of Elmira; Mrs. Archie Myrick (Eva Loper), of Leolyn; Mrs. Frank Graham (Viola Loper), of Roaring Branch; sons, William of Ralston, Clarence, of Elmira; Edward, of Morris Run; James, of Union Township. The funeral was held Friday; burial in the Stull cemetery. Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, September 25, 1946, Page 5, Column 8 (Maiden names of daughters provided by Amanda Gibson)
BACON - Mr. Andrew Bacon, an old resident of Union township, died a few days ago at the age of eighty-four years. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 27, 1889
BROWN Kevin R
Kevin R. Brown, 24, of 2205 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, died Thursday, May 2, 1991, at home. Born July 3, 1966 at Troy, he was the son of Robert D. and Sally J. Day Brown. He was employed at Staiman Brothers, Williamsport. He was a 1985 graduate of Loyalsock High School. He was a member of the Mill Creek United Methodist Church in Loyalsock Township. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Shawn L. Brown of Lancaster; sister Stacy Barnett of Atlanta, Ga.; maternal grandmother, Margaret Day of Canton; paternal grandmother Agnes Brown of Shunk. Calling hours were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton on Sunday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Services were held at the funeral home on Monday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard D. Leonard, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was made at the Stull Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County. Source: The Wellsboro Gazette, May 8, 1991, Page 12, Column 5
Mrs. Bertha Hindmarsh, aged 85 years, of Leolyn, died at 10:40 a.m., Monday, at the Williamsport hospital. She was admitted as a medical patient Saturday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Tebo, of Leolyn, and Mrs. Carl Roby, of Roaring Branch; five sisters, Mrs. A. Boyce, of Carbondale; Mrs. William Fowler, of Wellsboro; Mrs. William Newton, of Pine Valley N. Y.; Mrs. Grace Edwards, of Mainesburg; Mrs. Frances LaRue, of Waverly; two brothers, Frank Carew, of Watkins Glen, and William of Convington. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tebo home, Rev. James A. Farrar, Ralston Methodist pastor, officiating; burial in the Stull cemetery. Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, April 30, 1941, Page 2, Column 7
KENNETH L. DAY
Kenneth L. Day, 67, Canton RD 3, died Thursday, March 28, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Mr. Day was born September 14, 1923 in Estella, the son of Leon and Hazel McCarty Day. He was a 1941 graduate of Estella High School and attended Oregon State College. Mr. Day was a retired plumber of 40 years. He was a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran, serving in the US Army Air Corps. Among the organizations he belonged to was the Brooks-Flick American Post No. 49, Troy. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Margaret Switzer; five children; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held April 2 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Richard Leonard officiating and interment to be in Stulls Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County. (TGR, Thursday, April 4, 1991)
KENNETH L. DAY. 67, Canton RD 3, diedMarch 28, 1991, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Mr. Day was born September 14, 1923, in Estella, a son of Leon and Hazel McCarty Day. He was a 1940 graduate of Estella High School and attended Oregon State College. Mr. Day was a retired plumber for 40 years; a World War II and Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp.; a member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714; the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49, Troy; the Shunk Methodist Church; and the Local No. 810 Plumber and Steam Fitters Association. He was a trustee of the Sullivan County Fair Association and a past member and past president of the Canton School Board. Mr. Day was also a member of the Canton Bowling Association for many years. He was a member of the Wheel Inn, Inc., Roaring Branch, and a past member of the Roaring Branch Hunting Club. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Switzer Day, originally from Portland, OR, with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage on March 26; five children, Mrs. Sally Brown, Montoursville, the Rev. Michael day, Colorado Springs, CO; Mrs. Debbie Lee, Santa Cruz, CA; Mrs. Betsy Fairchild, Lancaster; Mrs. Peggy Davidson, San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman day, State College and Harry Day, Williamsport; sisters, Mrs. Theresa Myers, Montgomery, and Mrs. Anna Miller, Lock Haven. The funeral service was held April 2 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Leonard of St. John’s Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Stulls Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County. –Towanda Daily Review.
DOBRANSKY - ROSE MARIE ZALESKI
Rose Marie Zaleski, 72, of Town and Country Personal Care Home, Ulster RD 2, diedMay 15, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. She formerly resided at Roaring Branch. Mrs. Zaleski was born August 14, 1917 at East Brunswick, NJ, a daughter of Michael and Mary Stashanko Dobransky. She is survived by a son, Anthony Richard Zaleski of Monmouth Junction, NJ; daughters, Mrs. Carol Asbury of Cranbury, NJ and Mrs. Gloria Renk of Monmouth; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Paul Zaleski on June 24, 1982. A committal service was held at the Stull Cemetery in Union Township, Tioga County at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Stephen D. McGough officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)
GRISWOLD L. N.
L. N. Griswold, aged 73, a veteran of the civil war, was buried at Stull’s cemetery last Wednesday. He had been a great sufferer. He had carried a Rebel bullet in his shoulder ever since the Rebellion and it caused him much pain, day and night, and was the prime cause of his death. His widow and three children survive him. His was an honest Christian life. Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, December 26, 1900 Page 1 Column 5
HINDMARSH –HANNAH (HINDMARSH) TEBO, 91 a long-time resident of Roaring Branch diedquietly while residing at Valley View Manor in Montoursville, May 23, 1999. Born in Morris Run June 11, 1907 she was the daughter of George and Bertha (Carew) Hindmarsh. When she was almost 18 she married the love of her life, T. Marvin Tebo and together they shared 61 years of marriage. She was an ideal helpmate to her husband. A true farm wife, she was never afraid of hard work. She became active in the Ogdensburg Grange in 1929 and at the time of her passing was its longest continuous member. In 1948 the Tebos passed the family farm on to their son, Bill and daughter-in-law, Shirley and the two senior Tebos embarked on a different type of business venture. They founded Tebo’s Esso Service, now known as the Midway Truck Stop on Route 14 in Roaring Branch. It was a welcomed and much need addition to the community, serving the ever increasing flow of auto and truck traffic which followed the post war years. In 1955 they sold the truck stop and retired to Avon Park, FL. After Marvin’s passing in February of 1987 she returned to the Northern Tier. She was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church and Canton Chapter #71 Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her son, J. William (Shirley) Tebo, Roaring Branch; granddaughters, Dianna (Wayne) Thompson, Canton, Donna (Jacob) Schreck, Turbotville, PA; great-grandchildren, Amy Thompson, Wellsboro, Brianne, Sydney and Chelsie Schreck, Turbotville; sister-in-law, Julia Butters, LeRoy; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Marvin and great-granddaughter, Tina Thompson. Funeral services will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton, PA May 27 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter, pastor of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, during which time the members of Chapter #71 OES will accord honor to the memory of their late sister. Interment will follow in the Stull cemetery, Joe Hill (Union Twp.), Tioga County. Contributions in Mrs. Tebo’s name may be directed to the Canton Community Senior Center, 6 Tioga St., Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
LESLIE S. LEONARD
Leslie Saxon Leonard, 86, of Roaring Branch RR 2 died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at home. He was the son of Frank and Mary (Saxon) Leonard. He was the husband of Marguerite (Stickler) Leonard. He had worked for AVCO and Iron Cast Inc. Surviving are his wife, Marguerite; three sons, Allyn, Bryon and Thomas Leonard; one daughter, June Hottenstein; one brother, Niles Leonard; one sister, Mabel Rumsey; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Calling hours and funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officating. Burial was made at Stull Cemetery.
LESLIE S. LEONARD Leslie Saxon Leonard, 86, of McNett Township, PA diedat his residence on February 28, 2001, two days away from his 87th birthday. Born in the Tioga County hamlet of Leolyn, PA on March 2, 1914, he was one of five children in the family of Frank and Mary Saxon Leonard. Mr. Leonard was employed at various foundries, having acquired the skill of casting metal. During World War II he worked for AVCO casting engine blocks for aircraft and up until 14 years ago, was employed by Iron Cast Inc. of Troy. Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marguerite Stickler Leonard, at home; sons, Allyn (Ada) Leonard of Roaring Branch, PA, Byron (Sylvia) Leonard of Red Hook, NY, Thomas (Sue) Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; daughter, June (David) Hottenstein of New Albany, PA; brother, Niles Leonard of Roaring Branch, PA; sister, Mabel Rumsey of Williamsport, PA; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother Norvin Leonard and sister, Gertrude McIlwain. Services were to be held March 3 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in Stull Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, March 28, 2001)
LESLIE S. LEONARD, 86. On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, McNett Township resident Leslie Saxon Leonard diedquietly at his residence on Leonards Road. He was just two days away from his 87th birthday. Born on Shanty Hill in the Tioga County hamlet of Leolyn on March 2, 1914, he was one of five children in the family of Frank and Mary (Saxon) Leonard. He came into the world during the March 1914 blizzard, when the snow drifts were up to the windowsills of his family’s farm house. As a child he attended the one room schoolhouse and the Newelltown Methodist Church. Mr. Leonard was a man familiar with hard work, and he reveled in it. He was never happier than when doing some form of physical labor. As a young teenager he trekked over the mountain to work in the coal mine shafts of Morris Run. In those dangerous, deplorable environs he honed his exemplary work and helped alleviate the financial burdens at home. During the 1930’s young Leslie helped build the natural gas pipeline which meanders through the mountains. He also did road construction, logging and farming. He helped to construct the bridge along Rt. 14 near the Wheel Inn Club. Eventually Mr. Leonard acquired the skill of casting metal and was employed at various foundries. During the war he worked for AVCO, casting engine blocks for aircraft, and up until fourteen years ago was employed by Iron Cast Inc. of Troy. He met the love of his life, Marguerite Stickler, on a blind date, and after a five year courtship they were united in marriage on October 1, 1937. They raised three sons and a daughter and shared sixty-three years together. During the lean years, when layoffs or strikes occurred, Mr. Leonard refused public assistance. He simply looked to farming, raising what was needed to feed his family, rather than accept government handouts. He was a firm believer in carrying his own weight, and he instilled this into his children. He enjoyed gardening, walking and splitting firewood. Most of all, he simply enjoyed being in his own home surrounded by the family he loved. And when he left this life his beloved family was by his side. Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife, Marguerite at home; sons, Allyn (and Ada) Leonard of Roaring Branch, Byron (and Sylvia) Leonard of Red Hook, N.Y., Thomas (and Sue) Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter June (David) Hottenstein of New Albany; brother Niles Leonard of Roaring Branch; sister, Mabel Rumsey of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother Norvin Leonard and sister Gertrude McIlwain. Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Stull Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
McLAUGHLIN Mary V
Mrs. Mary V. Spencer, 73, wife of Russell Spencer, died Wednesday, July 7, 1971, in the Williamsport Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born in Cascade on October 23, 1897, a daughter of Hugh and Hannah McGee McLaughlin. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Tracey D. Stone, of Canton RD 1; a son, William of Seattle, Washington, and four grand-children. The funeral was held Saturday in the Church. Burial was in the Stull Cemetery near Canton. The Rev. Paul M. Baier, her pastor, officiated. Source: The Wellsboro Gazette, July 15, 1971, Page 15 Column 1
MILLS - Mrs. Amanda Griswold, who for a half century has been a well-known resident of Ward Township, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Teeter, Dec. 19, aged 74 years. She had enjoyed excellent health until the paralytic seizure of a few days ago from which she steadily failed. Largely attended funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, Dec 22. In charge of Rev. M. A. Soper, of the Methodist Episcopal church of Canton; interment in the Stull Cemetery. Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, December 31, 1919, Page 3, Column 4
ALTA MAE NEWELL - [SRGP 02200], 84, of Troy died Dec. 6, 1987, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, PA. She was born Nov. 28, 1903, in Roaring Branch, the daughter of Alfred and Maude Smith Newell. Miss Newell was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and a former teacher at the Sayre and Troy area schools. Miss Newell was a member of the Bradford-Sullivan Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees; a member of the National Education Association, a member and past president of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She was an active member of the Troy United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and HO Class, a member of the Republican Women, a former member of the Thursday Study Club and a member of the Troy Senior Citizens. Miss Newell is survived by a cousin, Marjorie Tice Crandle, Troy; special friends, Catherine Burnett and Vera Ellenberger, Troy. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Troy, Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating. Burial will be in the Stull Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Troy United Methodist Church mission fund. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
NEWELL - Alta Mae Newell, [SRGP 02200], 84, of Troy, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1987 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Pa. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Troy on Saturday, Dec 12 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. K. Rahamat KHAN officiating. Burial will be in the Stull Hill Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Troy United Methodist Church mission fund. Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA. Daily Review
SPENCER - Edyth Mae Spencer, 91, of Bradford County Manor, RD 3, Troy, formerly of RD 1, Roaring Branch, died Friday, May 3, 1991 at the nursing home. Born Dec 16, 1899 at Leolyn, she was a daughter of Truman and Ida Stull Spencer. She was a licensed practical nurse for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Alton, Ill. Her greatest joy was her family and she lovingly cared for them. Preceding her in death were sisters, Bessie Boom, Grace Spencer; brothers, Frank, Ted, and Russell Spencer. Surviving are her sister, Tedesco Leonard of Troy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on Sunday May 5. A memorial service was held there on Sunday, May 5, with the Rev. Duane Taylor of the North Union Christian Church officiating. Interment was in Stull Cemetery. Source: The Wellsboro Gazette, May 8, 1991, Page 12, Column 2
RUSSELL R. (BILL) SPENCER, 83 of Blossburg and Roaring Branch RD 1 died March 30, 1987 at his home at Roaring Branch RD 1. Mr. Spencer was born Jan. 2, 1904 at McNett Township, the son of Truman and Ida Mae Stull Spencer. He was a retired self-employed dairy farmer. Mr. Spencer was a member of the East Point Fish and Game Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tracy (Ann) Stone, Canton RD 1; a son, William H. Spencer, Seattle, WA; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Miss Edyth Spencer, Roaring Branch RD 1 and Mrs. Tedesco Leonard, Millerton, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McLaughlin Spencer on July 8, 1971. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the Stull cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the charity of their choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel
TRACEY D. STONE, 46 of Canton RD 1, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1987. Mr. Stone was born April 16, 1941 at Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. a son of Tracy D. and Maude Haflett Stone. He was employed by LeRoy Township for the past three years. He was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Canton VFW Post 714 and the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Spencer to whom he was married for 20 years with their anniversary celebrated Dec. 23; his father, Tracy D. Stone of Canton; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and F. Edgar Vermilya of Canton; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Duane Moore of Canton RD 1; grandson, Christopher Moore of Canton RD 1 and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. ray Ackley, pastor of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Stull Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County. Canton VFW Post No. 714 will have a color and honor guard. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Canton Moose Lodge No. 429 will conduct a memorial service Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
STRATTON -MRS. MARY STULL died at Palo, November 2d, in her 75th year. She was the widow of the late Henry Stull, of Union. Deceased was a most estimable woman, beloved by all with whom she came in contact. She is survived by ten children, who are: Levi, of Union; Mrs. William Maley and Mrs. Kelroy Hopkins, of Newelltown; Mrs. O. H. Howard and Mrs. Myron Purdy, Roaring Branch; Mrs. Clay Herman, of Union; Mrs. Fred. Ebersole, of Ralston; Harry Stull, of Carpenter. The funeral took place Monday, Nov. 4th, services being held at the Stull church, after which she was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Parents: David and Sarah Ann Ent Stratton. Born Dec. 20, 1826, Died in 1904.)
STRATTON –MRS. MARY STRATTON STULL died at Palo, November 2, 1902 in her 75th years. She was the widow of the late Henry Stull of Union. The deceased was a most estimable woman, beloved by all with whom she came in contact. She is survived by ten children who are: Levi of Union, Mrs. William Maley and Mrs. Kelroy Hopkins of Newelltown, Mr. O. H. Howard and Mrs. Myron Purdy of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Clay Herman of Union, Mrs. Fred Ebersole of Ralston, Harry Stull of Carpenter. The funeral took place Monday, Nov. 4, services being held at the Stull Church, after which she was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church. (Buried in Stull Cemetery, Union Twp., PA)
THOMAS STULL of Stull Hill and James Thompson of Ogdensburg were drowned in the waters of Lycoming Creek on Christmas Eve at about five-thirty o’clock, Dec. 24, 1918. Stull had been shopping in Ralston and while returning home his horse became frightened, reared and three hum out of the carriage, rendering him unconscious. Thompson and Alex Chopic of Roaring Branch who had also been to Ralston started home shortly after Stull did and found him lying by the road. They stopped to pick him up and decided to take him back to Ralston for medical attention. He was lifted into Thompson’s carriage and Chopic was to remain and look after Stull’s horse. Thompson then attempted to turn around and in so doing the carriage went off the road and plunged down a twenty-foot bank caring the horse and occupants of the carriage. Both men were pinned down in such a way that they could not extricate themselves and Chopic was unable to aid them alone. He drove to Ralston and got assistance, but both men were drowned, their heads having been held under about a foot of water. The horse was not injured. Stull was about thirty-five years old and is survived by his wife and five children and his mother, Mrs. Julia Stull of Canton. His funeral was held on Saturday morning and interment was made in the Stull Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
STULL Thomas & THOMPSON James
A most distressing fatality occurred last week Tuesday evening near Ralston, when two well-known resident of Union township, Tioga county, lost their lives by drowning when the wagon in which they were driving was precipitated into Lycoming creek down a steep embankment from the main road. Thomas Stull and James Thompson, an employee of Fremont Stull, were the victims. The former had spent the day in Ralston and in the early evening had started home driving a buggy with one horse attached to it. Just what happened will probably never be known as he was alone, but shortly afterwards Mr. Thompson and another man, driving along the road, found Mr. Stull in the road where he had fallen from the buggy in a seriously injured condition, bleeding copiously from the nose and mouth and unconscious. The two men loaded the injured man in their wagon, determined to take him to Ralston for medical help, but in turning the horse around the wagon was backed off into the creek and the two men were pinned under the wagon with the hose on top of them, and before help could be summoned both had drowned, although the water was said to be not over two feet deep at this point. The bodies were recovered and taken to their homes. Mr. Stull is survived by a widow, five children and his mother, Mrs. Julia Stull, of Canton. Mr. Thompson is survived by a brother with the A. E. F. in France, one brother and a sister. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919
SWITZER –MARGARET J. “PEG” DAY, 72, Canton, diedFebruary 13, 1996 at her home. Born October 9, 1923 in Yakima, WA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Stella Bridges Switzer. In earlier years she attended Oregon State University. She attended the Shunk United Methodist Church, enjoyed genealogy and working with computers. On March 26, 1944, she married Kenneth L. Day in Corvalis, OR. He preceded her in death, March 28, 1991. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, rev. Michael L. and Judy day, Colorado Springs, CO, four daughters and sons0-n-law, Sally and Robert Brown, Montoursville, PA, Debbie and Robert Lee, Santa Cruz, CA, Betsy and John David, Lititz, PA, Peggy and Wayne Davidson, San Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Switzer, Portland, OR and Mary Beryl Petersen, Grants Pass, OR; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a grandson, Kevin Brown on May 2, 1991. The funeral was held February 17 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Mrs. Day’s son, Rev. Michael L. Day, officiating. Interment was in the Stull Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Joe Fairchild, Duane Reibson, Matt Day, Kelly Watts, Pete and Joe Feister. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
TEBO - Mrs. Harriet (Tebo) Stull, widow of Levi S. Stull, of Union township, Tioga County, died June 28, at the family home in Roaring Branch, PA., after an extended illness, aged 79 years. Mrs. Stull is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eugene W. Dann, of Elmira, and Miss Verna M. Stull, of Sunbury, Pa.; three sons, F.W. and S.B. Stull of Torrington, Conn., and R. H. Stull of Sunbury, Pa. The funeral was held Thursday; burial in the Stull cemetery. Source: The Wellsboro Agitator, July 7, 1926, Page 2, Column 5
TEBO John William “Bill”
On the afternoon of Friday, April 8, 2011, lifelong Roaring Branch resident John William Tebo died at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy illness. He was 85 years of age. Born April 5, 1926 at his family's farm on Joe Hill, he was the only child of T. Marvin and Hannah (Hindmarsh) Tebo. Known to all as Bill, Mr. Tebo was well acquainted with hard work, and knew the satisfaction of a job well down. For much of his life he was a farmer, and later drove trucks for Al's leasing in Canton. While yet a young man he was introduced by mutual friends to Miss Shirley Krotzer and in February 1946 they were wed. Together they raised two daughters and shared 65 years. Bill enjoyed bowling and in earlier years was quite active in local stock car racing. He was the consummate outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling. Bill was a devoted husband and father who recognized the importance of spending quality time with his children. Although he was the type of man who believed in finishing one thing before starting another this did not prevent him from calling off his daughters from their farm chores for an impromptu game of baseball. He was a life member of the Wheel Inn Club and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club. He also held memberships in the former Roaring Branch I.O.O.F. and the former Ogdensburg Grange. He was a member of Canton Lodge No. 429, L.O.O.M., Canton Lodge No. 415 F.&A.M., as well as the Valley of Towanda A.A.S.R. and Valley of Williamsport Consistory. Bill was a man with a deep abiding faith in the Lord, and was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Shirley, at home; daughters Dianna Thompson of Canton and Donna (and Jacob) Shreck of Turbotville; grandchildren Amy Thompson, Brianne Shreck, Sydney Shreck and Chelsie Shreck; and great-grandchildren Sydney Nestor and Deominik Shreck. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Tina Marie Thompson, and son-in-law, Wayne Thompson. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ann Overmiller officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Stull Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Heart Disease Research, 50 Court St., 306A, Brooklyn, NY, 11201-4801; the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Towanda, PA 18848. Towanda Daily Review – April 10, 2011
LEROY A. TEBO, 70 of 18 W. Tioga St., Canton died at his home unexpectedly early Sunday morning, July 6, 1975. He was born in Union Township, Tioga County on Dec. 10, 1904 a son of Lewis and Clara Austin Tebo. He was a retired farmer and was a member for over 25 years of the Ogdensburg, Tioga County, State and National Grange. He was a life member of Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 and was a Past Grand of the Roaring Branch Odd Fellows Lodge. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emery Butters of Canton RD 1; one brother, Marvin Tebo of Avon Park, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Duane Taylor pastor of the LeRoy Church of Christ. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery, Roaring Branch RD 2. –Canton Independent Sentinel
T. MARVIN TEBO, 85, diedMonday, Feb. 2, 1987 at Walker Memorial Hospital in Avon Park, Fla. Mr. Tebo was a resident of Avon Park since 1960. Prior to that he resided in Canton. He was born Sept. 19, 1901 in Joe Hill, Tioga County PA. the son of Lewis and Clara Austin Tebo. Mr. Tebo retired in 1960. He had been a farmer who owned and operated his own dairy farm. He was also the proprietor of the Mid Way Restaurant in Roaring Branch. He was a 61-year member of the Roaring Branch Methodist Church. He graduated from the former Mansfield Normal School and taught in schools in Tioga and Lycoming counties. He was a former Tioga County tax collector. Mr. Tebo was a 60-year member and past master of the Ogdensburg Grange number 293, a life member of the Canton F and AM Lodge 415, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Laddies, Valley of Williamsport Consistory. He was also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter number 261, Troy Knights Templar, number 16, Towanda and Bahia Temple, Orlando, Fla. He was a 35-year member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose number 429 and a member and past district deputy of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) of Roaring Branch and Canton. He was also a member of IOOF Encampment. He was a life member of the Innes Hose Co., Canton Fire Dept. in Canton and also a member of the High Twelve International number 575, Avon Park, Fla. Surviving him are his wife, the former Hannah (Hind) Marsh. The couple celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in May 1986. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William and Shirley Tebo of Canton; two granddaughters, Mrs. Wayne (Diana) Thompson, Columbia Cross Roads RD 3 and Mrs. Jacob (Donna) Shreck of Turbotville RD 1; three great-grandchildren, Amy Thompson, Brianne Shreck and Sydney Shreck; a sister, Mrs. Emory (Julia) Butters, Canton RD 1; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Canton Masonic Lodge number 429 will conduct a memorial service for their departed brother on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Bailey, his pastor officiating. Interment will be at the Stull Cemetery in Tioga County. –Towanda Daily Review
DONALD E. WARD, 70, life-long resident of Roaring Branch, Pa., (Union Township) diedpeacefully on Monday evening, April 24, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born July 18, 1935 at the family’s homestead on Joe Hill, Don Ward “Wardy” was one of nine children of the late Nelson Quay and Beatrice (Austin) Ward. He married the former Louise Dibble on June 29, 1957 at the Grover Church of Christ parsonage. They were blessed with 49 wonderful years together and raised 3 children. He possessed a strong work ethic all his life. In addition to keeping busy with is farm, Don was a conscientious and dedicated employee of the former Grover/Eastern Milk Producers Milk Plant. He worked there for 31 years until its closure and served as their Union No. 764 Steward. Don was also a Road Master and Township Supervisor for Union Township and later worked for McNett Township. “Wardy” was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Family was most important to Don and he took pride in his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed their visits and watching them participate in school activities and sports. Be it caring for their beef cattle, cutting wood or 4-wheeling, he enjoyed the simple pleasures of his home and life on the farm. Surviving are his beloved wife, Louise, at home; three children, David and Joy Ward of Canton; Tony Ward (Allen Risser) of Mechanicsburg; and Wendy and Greg Belawske of Canton; four grandchildren, Quay and Chloe Ward; Justin and Brittany Walker; also considered with closeness, Hunter and Amy Dibble; sisters and brothers, Lee (Donna) Ward and Nelson Ward all of Roaring Branch; Tom Ward of Illinois; Mary (Bill) Young of Mil Hall; Jean Carson and Alice (Tom) Myers all of Virginia; Ann (Jim) Liberti of Roaring Branch; and Connie (John) Underwood of South Carolina; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, good friends and his faithful dog and companion, Jack. Mr. Ward was predeceased by two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Betty Ward, Mildred “Mickey” Ward and Stew Carson. His family invites friends to call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with his friend, Rev. William Shepherd, officiating. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery, Union Township, Pa. acting as pallbearers will be grandsons, Quay Ward and Justin Walker, and nephews, Terry, Matt, Tim and Jason Ward. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WOOD –Mrs. Alice Andrus, 91, (SRGP 57474) of RR1, Box 153D, Roaring Branch, Pa., diedTuesday, Dec. 8, 1992, in the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Mrs. Andrus was born March 30, 1901, at Tioga, Tioga County PA., a daughter of Dallas and Helen Padgett Wood. She was a homemaker. For the past four years she resided with her special friend, Barbara Vroman. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Dora Mosier of Red Creek, N.Y., and Mrs. Cora Hakes of Lambs Creek, Pa.; her son, Elmer Phillips of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren; three sisters; Miss Gertrude Padgett of Lawrenceville, Pa., Mrs. Marion Storms of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Virgie Earley of Apoka, Fla.; a brother, Lyman Wood of Cleveland, Tenn.; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Lynn Andrus, Dec. 2, 1974. Funeral and committal services will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Interment will be in the Stull Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga Co., PA. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
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