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Watson Cemetery, Rutland Township, Tioga County PA
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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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.

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

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Watson Cemetery Listing

 CANEDY, Dora  (SRGP 50868) - Mrs. Charles Dix, 68, of Gillett, Pa., died Monday Nov. 7, 1938, after a brief illness. Surviving are her husband, Charles Dix; a son Lewis Dix both of Gillett, Pa.; a daughter Mrs. Albert James of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers and six grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at the family home Wednesday and the funeral in the Mosherville Church at 2. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Lillian Chapman will officiate.

CANEDY, Truman (SRGP 06759)
 Truman Canedy, 67, at the home of Tim Mathews of Lower Maple Ave., Friday, Sept. 17, 1943, at 4 a.m.  Surviving are his wife, Ethel Smith Canedy, Elmira; son, Theodore, Elmira.  Body is at the Soper Funeral Home, Troy, and will be taken to the home of a son-in-law, Joseph O’Brien, 541 Decker Ave., Elmira, Saturday afternoon.  Funeral at the O’Brien home Monday at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Orey Crippen.  Roseville Cemetery.

CANFIELD - BAILEY, MRS. LOUISE C. (SRGP 07985)
    Mrs. Louise C. Bailey died unexpectedly at the home of her son, Oliver Bailey, in Delmar, on Wednesday afternoon last.  Decedent was the wife of Leonard Bailey, of Rutland, and was 69 years old.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Oliver, of Delmar, and Walter of Rutland; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Reynolds, of Tioga; and one sister, Mrs. Malinda Clark, of Colorado Springs, Col.  The funeral was held from the home of her son in Delmar on Friday.  Burial was in the Roseville cemetery.

HENRY B. CARD, [SRGP 08177]   85, of RD1 Monroeton died Saturday, February 18, 1989 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born October 23, 1903 in Columbia Cross Roads, the son of Raymond and Addie Tears Card. Mr. Card was a lifelong farmer. He is survived by his wife, Jennie K. Card: daughters, Carolyn Wright of Mosherville, PA and Ida Murdock of Corning, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry B. and Dorien Card of Fort Meyers, Florida; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Viola and Nathan Benjamin of Towanda; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Pat Elliott, Towanda and Wilber and Marjorie Elliott of Towanda; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren; sisters Pauline Curren and Lucille Prince, both of Athens and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Troy on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. George Evans and Rev. William Walker officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

CARMON - WILCOX
Laura M. (Carmon) Age 87, of Elmira, NY Formerly of Wellsville, NY Tuesday October 9, 2001 at Susquehanna Nursing Facility, Johnson City NY. She is survived by her Daughter: Roxanne (Dennis) Martino of Binghamton, NY, Grandchildren: Tamara (Len) Carter of Vestal, NY, Dawn Gordon of Endicott NY, and Scot Rathbone of Abilene, TX, Great Grandchildren: Skyler and Hunter Carter of Vestal, NY, Matthew Gordon of Endicott, NY, Mickaylynne Rathbone of Endicott, NY and Leah Rathbone of Abilene, TX. Also survived by one brother and 3 sisters. Laura was a member of Westside United Methodist Church, Order of The Eastern Star (O.E.S.). She also was a volunteer for the Welcome Center of Elmira, NY. Laura enjoyed bowling and learning new things. She took many classes covering a variety of subjects in her lifetime. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Friday October 12, 2001 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon with Funeral Service there at the conclusion of the calling hour Friday at 12:00 PM. Interment Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association, NYS Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford CT 06150-1160 in Laura's memory.

CARPENTER Margaret Jane 83, of Lighthouse Point, FL, diedpeacefully on Monday, October 16, 2006, following a brief illness. She was born on April 13, 1923 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Hattie (Wright) Brown. Peg is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Kathy Carpenter of Lighthouse Point, FL; special grandchildren, Joseph (Victoria) Carpenter, Michele (Paul) Chadwick; great grandchildren, Anna Juliet and Sophia Elizabeth Cadwick; niece, Barbara Crannell; nephew, Bill Harrington. Peg was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Herb Harrington; brother and sister-in-law, William and Virginia Brown; and a niece, Anna "Birdie" Aloise. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Saturday, October 21st, at 2 p.m. at the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice. Caring assistance is provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.

CHAMERLAIN –CHARLOTTE SMITH ended her earthly journey on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at the age of 97. She was born March 5, 1909 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of the late Nathan and Libbie (Brown) Chamberlain.  Charlotte - Ma, Aunt or Grandma too many, was predeceased by her husband, Wendell; siblings, Emma, Edna, Ulysses (Monroe), and Adrian; and son-in-law, John.  Celebrating life is her daughter, Doris; grandchildren, Dolleen (Donald), and John (Lore); great-grandchildren, Angela, Sarah and Brian; along with many more nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Chaplin Bill Kiser and the Reverend Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Interment will follow in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. The family has arranged for flowers. Charlotte asked that any memorial donations be directed to the First Baptist Church, 121 West Church Street, Elmira, NU. The family wishes to thank the staff, volunteers and friends at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit for their outstanding love and care given to Charlotte. –Elmira Star Gazette

CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN (SRGP 06847)
 While working in the woods near Slate Run last week, John Chamberlain, of Mainesburg, was struck on the head by a falling limb, injuring him so seriously that he died on the train before reaching Williamsport, where his friends were taking him to a hospital.  Mr. Chamberlain was 46 years old and is survived by two children and a brother, Thomas Chamberlain, of Mansfield.

CHAMBERLAIN - NATHAN CHAMBERLAIN, (SRGP 06852) aged 69 years, died May 12 (1942), at the home of Fred Smith, at Kellytown, near Mansfield. He is survived by a son Moroe of Snedekerville; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Smith of Mansfield and Mrs. Bethaldo Wright of Millerton; a sister, Mrs. Alfretta Everett of Elmira; three brothers, Thomas and Charles of Mainesburg and Fred Chamberlain of Elmira; 7 grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday; burial in the Watson Cemetery. - Wellsbroro Agitator, 20 May 1942, p.5

ULYSSES CHAMBERLAIN (SRGP 2099)
 Ulysses (Jim) Monroe Chamberlain, 82, formerly of Roseville, died in Sarasota, FL on July 5, 1990. He is survived by daughters, Elsie Noto and Dorothy McAdams; son, Wendell, all three of FL; sisters, Edna Gillett, Wellsboro, PA, Charlotte Smith, Elmira, Bethaldo Wright, Dundee, NY; brother, William Mosher, Columbia Cross Roads, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were to be held July 18 at 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Roseville, PA with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)

ULYSSES MONROE CHAMBERLAIN (SRGP 2099)
 Ulysses Monroe (Jim) Chamberlain, 82, formerly of Roseville, died Thursday, July 5, 1990, in Sarasota, Fla. Surviving are two daughters, Elsie Noto and Dorothy McAdams, and a son, Wendell, all of Florida; three sisters, Edna Gillett of Wellsboro, Charlotte Smith of Elmira, NY, and Bethaldo Wright of Dundee, NY; a brother, William Mosher of Columbia Cross Roads; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several great, great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 18, at 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Roseville.  The Rev. Robert Stump will officiate. Burial will be made at the Watson Cemetery in Roseville.

William Edward CHAMBERLAIN, (SRGP 06848) 82, died at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 1938 at Wellsboro.He leaves five brothers, Thomas, David and Charles of Mainesburg; Nathan of Roseville and Fred Chamberlain of Elmira; a sister Mrs. Alfretta Everitt of New York. The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Soper and Mosher funeral home, Troy, Pa. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

ROY L. CHILSON
 Roy L. Chilson, 53, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Feb. 14, 1943, in Mansfield, he was the son of Samuel I. and Marjorie M. Wilcox Chilson. He had been employed by Roseville Woodworks.  He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ and a United States Army veteran.  He and his wife, Shirley, delivered the Elmira Star Gazette to Coryland, Gillette and Roseville areas. Preceding him in death was a son, Roy L. Chilson Jr. in 1981, and a brother, Mahlon Chilson, in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Shirley A. Ross Chilson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle A. and Rory Rice of Mansfield, and Kimberly A. Chilson of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Candy L. and Holly M. Rice; his parents of Covington; mother and father-in-law, Francis Ross Sr. and Dorothy Ross of Mansfield; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Edna Chilson of Covington, Sam and Virginia Chilson of Corning, NY, Richard and Cindy Chilson of Brockport, NY, Martin and Cindy Chilson of Riverside, Calif, Lawrence and Rita Chilson of Mansfield, Mo, Bruce and Emily Chilson of Mansfield, Mo.; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella and Leo Sargent of Mansfield, Nora and Gerald Walter of Durham, NC, Dora and James Tice of Mainesburg, Linda and Dan McDonald of Granville Summitt, and Leota and Duane McClure of Covington; a sister-in-law, Etta Mae Chilson of Mansfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephew, cousins and brothers and sisters-in-law. Calling hours were held Monday, Jan. 13, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial was made in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

CLAPSADDLE - NYE, MRS. CAROLINE (SRGP 18473) [ NOTE from Joyce - Caroline Clapsaddle 1875-1932, not to be confused with Dr. Nye's first wife, Caroline Drake 1857-1902]
 Heart trouble with which she had been afflicted for some months proved fatal to Mrs. Caroline Nye, 56, of Wellsboro, early Tuesday morning at Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre.  Funeral services were held Friday at two o’clock at Mrs. Nye’s home 47 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, in charge of Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church.  Interment was made in the Roseville cemetery.  Born at Wilkes-Barre on November 10, 1875, Mrs. Nye was the daughter of Harry E. Clapsaddle and his wife Olive Anne Nesbit.  She was of Scotch descent, and traced a long line of Revolutionary ancestors.  Mrs. Nye was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Following her marriage to Mr. O. S. Nye, of Roseville, Mrs. Nye lived in that village for a number of years, going to Wellsboro following Dr. Nye’s death in 1928.  Her daughter, Miss Caroline Nye, has been a teacher in Wellsboro High School since that time.  Mrs. Nye is survived by a son, Donald Myers, and a daughter, Caroline, of Wellsboro; a stepson, Delos S. Nye, of Rio Vista, California; and a sister, Mrs. Harry S. Maines of Plymouth.  Mrs. Nye was well known in Mansfield, where she had many friends who will learn with sorrow of her death.

CLARK - GERTRUDE A. KENYON (SRGP 22916)
Gertrude A. Kenyon, 72, of RD Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan home. Born Feb. 27, 1915, at Arnot Township, she was the daughter of Fred K. and Blanche A. Wood. Surviving are a son, William, Blossburg; two daughters. Phyllis Price of Wellsbrug, N.Y.; Mrs. Sandy Chamberlain of Columbia Cross Roads; two brothers Howard and Arthur Clark, Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
A funeral service was held Scureman Funeral Home, 130 Main St., Mansfield, Sunday, ?? The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

CLARK Joel H- (1945) 88, died at his home in Sylvania Sunday evening. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Owen of Kalamazoo, Mich; a brother, Homer of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Horace Hager of Mansfield, and Mrs. Stella Crawford of Elmira, and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy where services were held Wednesday at 2 pm. Rev. Herbert Punchard officiated. Burial was in Watson cemetery in Rutland, Pa.

CLARK - Mrs Julia A. Updyke died this morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her son, Colin B. Updyke on West Hill street, aged seventy-two years. She is survived by the following sons: Colin of Elmira; Foster on the Lowman road; Walter of Friendship; two brothers. (Also had son Elmer of Mainesburg; ) John Clark of Elmira; Colin Clark of Wellsboro; two half-brothers; Frank of Elmira and Herman Clark of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs Frank Lanterman of Elmira and Mrs Dell Kiley of Covington, Pa.; two half-sisters, Mrs Gertrude Hagar of Mansfield, Pa. and Mrs Stella Crawford of Elmira Heights. The funeral will be held at the Woodlawn Chapel Saturday at 3:30 o'clock. The remains will be placed in the Woodlawn receiving vault and the spring will be removed to Roseville, Pa. for burial.

 

CLEVELAND Marie Cummings

87, of Wellsboro, passed away January 13, 2013, at Broad Acres. She was the wife of Jerald L. Cummings who preceded her in death, January 13, 1994. Marie was born May 18, 1925, in Woodstock, IL, the daughter of the late Ralph and Bernice (Frank) Cleveland. She lived in Lambs Creek, Mansfield, Corning, Horseheads & Interlachen, FL, before moving to Wellsboro. Marie was a former employee of Sours Variety Store, Mansfield, Ward Foundry, Eclipse, Corning Glass and Crants Motor Express. She was a member and past vice president of the Wellsboro Fire Department Auxiliary. Marie loved birds, crocheting, flowers, gardening, playing cards, scrapbooking, bowling, family genealogy and family reunions. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Dale Howey, Wellsboro. She always considered the following as special daughters: Linda Giannotti, Iva Sherman, Mary Norris and Joyce Wilson; and special grand-children, who called her Grammy, Lorraine Tooker, Sue Anne Carson and Alex Frantz. Her uncle, Omer Sumner, Mansfield; sister-in-law, Peg Cleveland, Mansfield; special nieces and nephews, Gary Sumner, Brenda & J.R. Meaker, Paula, Chris and Keegan Clemons and many other cousins. Marie was preceded in death by three daughters, Linda Lee Cummings and infant twin daughters, Lorena Kay and Eileen May; granddaughter, Anna Marie Howey. Friends and family are invited to Marie's Life Celebration on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral, Friday January 18, 2013 11:00AM, at the funeral home with Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery.     Star Gazette – January 15, 2013

 

CLEVELAND - MRS. PHYLLIS L. PRUTSMAN (SRGP 79175)
Mrs. Phyllis Louise Prutsman, age 42, of RD 2 Millerton, Pa., died Wednesday, June 22, 1966. Funeral was at the Olthof Funeral Home, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. Survived by husband, Austin D. Prutsman; son, Leland Lamphier of Roseville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Marion Scott of Horseheads; stepson, Richard Prutsman of Millerton; sisters, Mrs. Albert (Murie) Martin of Wayland, N.Y., Mrs. Edward (Gwendolyn) Rice of Mansfield, Mrs. Paul (June) Irwin of Glendale, Ariz; brother, Kenneth Cleveland of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and employee of Lagonegro Cigar Store for the past 14 years.

CLEVELAND, Ralph John (SRGP 78820)
Age 61 of Mansfield, PA died Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Ralph was the husband of Margaret A. “Peg” (Gordon) Cleveland. He was born on April 29, 1940 in Mansfield, PA the son of Ralph O. and Bernice R. (Frank) Cleveland. Ralph retired from the US Postal Service after 33 years of service. After his retirement he worked part time for the First Citizen National Bank as a courier. He became a HAM operator in 1976, held an extra class radio license KF3Q, volunteered for S.T.P.R. for many years; the Laurel Festival Parade, Wellsboro, PA, was a volunteer examiner for ARRL. Ralph was a first responder for the Mansfield Ambulance Association, treasurer of the Mansfield Hose Company Auxiliary, a member of the Tioga Co. Amateur Radio Club, and a US Army veteran. Ralph is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peg”, a son and daughter-in-law  R. John and Kelly Cleveland of Elk Grove, CA, a daughter and son-in-law, Paula A. and Christopher Clemens, of Wellsboro, PA, 3 grandchildren: Nicole, Stephanie, and Lauren Ashley Cleveland all of Elk Grove, CA. a sister Marie Cummings of Wellsboro, PA, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron and Kathy Gordon, Mansfield, PA, Ruth I. And Joseph Wales of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to call on Thursday December 6th, 2001 from 6 to 8 pm and on Friday, December 7th, 2001 from 10 to 11 am at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC. 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday immediately following the viewing at 11am at the funeral home with the Rev. John Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association in care of Ron Gordon, 962 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933

RALPH T. CLEVELAND (SRGP 78816)
 Ralph Tony Cleveland, age 72, of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, died Saturday, May 12, 1973 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.  The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Tuesday at 10 am with Rev. C. Gordon Cleveland of Clark Summit, Pa officiating.  Burial was in Roseville Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Frank Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Jerald (Marie) Cummings of Horseheads, NY; one son, Ralph J. of Crooked Creek; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Jenkins of Mansfield, RD 3, Mrs. Frank (Rena) Higley of Wellsboro; three brothers, Harold of Mansfield, RD 3, Ross, address unknown and Clifford of Smethport. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Horseheads and he drove truck for Dana Decker and Webb Rice for a number of years.  He was the son of Albert and Edith Morley Cleveland.


CLARK J. COLBY (SRGP 11767)
Clark J. Colby, a life long resident of Rutland Township, died Monday December 30, 1935, at 6 p.m. at his home in Roseville, following an extended illness. The son of James and Matilda Hall Colby, he was born in Rutland Township October 24, 1855. July 6, 1879, married Miss Elva Mott, and for many years engaged in farming at Lawrence Corners. A few years ago because of failing health he moved to Roseville. He was a member of the Lawrence Corners Methodist church. Mr. Colby was a good neighbor, and his sincere friendliness and genial good nature made for him friendships that lasted throughout his life. Survivors are his widow, a son, Leonard Colby, of Roseville; two daughters, Mrs. Orrin Rarick of Tioga, and Mrs. Maude Lawrence, of Elmira; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m., with burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

COLBY, GEORGE M. (SRGP 18238)
 George M. Colby diedFriday morning at Wernersville, Pa., following an illness of several months, aged 60 years.  Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Roseville Monday at 2 p.m., the Reverend Orey Crippen officiating; interment in the Roseville cemetery.  Mr. Colby was a resident of  Rutland.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. B. A. Harris, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Martin Williammes, of Morris, and one brother, Clark J. Colby, of Mansfield.  Also several nieces and nephews.

NELLIE COLBY RARICK (SRGP 26166)
 Nellie Colby Rarick, age 69, of Mansfield RD 2, died Friday, June 4, 1966. Funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Sunday at 1:30 pm, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. Survived by husband, Orin Rarick; son, Gordon Rarick of Mansfield RD 2; daughters, Mrs. Virgaleen Parker, Mansfield, Mrs. Reve Belle Smith of Castile, NY, Mrs. Marie Herrman, Midland.

ROSETTA COLBY HARRIS (SRGP 18236)
Mrs. Rosetta Colby Harris diedSaturday morning at 3:55, at her home at the corner of St. James and First Streets, following an illness of only twelve hours. Mrs. Harris was the daughter of J. W. and Matilda Colby and was born in Rutland township seventy-four years ago. November 11, 1879, she was united in marriage to B. A. Harris. With the exception of four years in Williamsport, she has spent her entire life in Rutland and Mansfield, having lived in Mansfield about thirty-five years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a woman of many likeable characteristics, devoted to her home and a kind neighbor, ever ready to do a kindness. Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Martin Williammee, of Morris; and one brother, Clark Colby of Rutland. A prayer service was held at the home Monday afternoon, followed by services at the Roseville Church at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating. Interment was in the Roseville cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 18 1930 - husband's obit says she died 1933)
 

WILSON, MARY COLE (SRGP 13778)
    Mrs. Mary Cole Wilson, wife of James Wilson of Rutland, Pa., passed peacefully away after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Smith at Elk Run, on December 5, 1909, aged 48 years, 7 months and 4 days.  Mrs. Wilson had been in failing health for some time, and during August, last, she became unable to attend to her household duties, and went to the home of her daughter, where she was tenderly cared for by loving hands, who did all that mortals could, but to no avail, and at last, after long and intense suffering, the slender thread was broken, and the soul took its flight.  She went willingly to meet her Savior.  Mrs. Wilson was esteemed highly by all who knew her.  She was a kind wife, a sympathetic mother, and a generous neighbor.  The funeral was held on Tuesday, December 7, from the Roseville Baptist church,  the Rev. Seymour Barrett, a former pastor of the church, of which Mrs. Wilson was a member, and chosen by her to preach her funeral sermon, officiating.  Burial was in the family plot in Roseville cemetery.  Besides her husband, there survive, the daughter above mentioned, her father, Henry H. Cole, of Missouri; a little orphan niece, whom she took into her home in babyhood, and took the place of mother.  Her aunt was Mrs. Asceanth Schwenk, in whose home she lived from childhood until her marriage.  She will long be missed by a number of other relatives and friends.  We may truly say, a good woman is not lost, but gone before.  The bereaved ones have the sympathy of their many friends.

COOK - ERMA (JENNY) CRUMN (SRGP 14235)
 Erma (Jenny) Crumn, 95, of RD 2, Millerton died Tuesday, March 31, 1992 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 5, 1897 in Rutland Township, Tioga County PA, daughter of Otis and Lettie Seely Cook. She was a member of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church. Mrs. Crumn is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Gertrude and Edgar Strunk of Millerton, PA; brother, Rexford Cook of Westfield, PA; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Guardino of Horseheads, NY; four nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford W. Crumn, in 1985. Funeral services were held April 2 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Ivan Mathewson officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. (TGR, Thursday, April 9, 1992)

COOK, Evelyn Mary (SRGP 14236) - Evelyn GUARINO.  A memoria service for Evelyn Guardino, sister-in-law of Dorothy Cooke of Troy, PA, was held at the Roseville Baptist Church in Roseville PA on Sunday, March 6, 2000.  The Rev. Ivan Mattewson officiated and interment will be private in Roseville Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.

COOKE Evelyn GUARDINO, 97, (SRGP 14236) of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Brooklyn, NY, diedon Thursday, March 9 at Bethany Village.  Evelyn was a 1921 graduate of Mansfield High school.  She was also a registered nurse who resided in the New York City area for many years.  Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, in 1968.  She is survived by her brother, Rexford (Christine) Cooke of Westfield, Pa; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cooke of Troy, PA; nieces and nephews, Mrs. Gertrude Strunk of Millertown, PA, Jeffrey Cooke of Australia, Frederick and Gregory Cooke, both of South Carolina and James Cooke of Virginia.  Services will be  held at a future date at the Roseville, PA Baptist Church with the Rev. Ivan Matthewson officiating and interment to be in the Roseville Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. [Either date of death or date of memorial service is in error here]


BENSON, MRS. GEORGIA COOK (SRGP 08832)
 Mrs. Georgia Cook Benson, daughter of Hiram and Lucinda Cook was born near Tioga, Pa., April 21, 1846, and departed this earthly life at her home in Roseville Friday evening, December 5, 1924, at six-thirty o’clock, aged 78 years 7 months and 14 days.  On September 25, 1864, she was married to Lyman Benson, of Rutland, Pa., and to them were born three sons, and three daughters:  Anthony H. Benson, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, of Rutland, Pa.; Charles H. Benson, of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Leggett, (deceased 1922); Weltha Matilda, who died in her infancy; Halsey L. Benson, of Mansfield Pa.; and sincerely the community and friends sympathize with the aged husband.  Besides the above mentioned who survive, there are also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who feel the loss of Grandmother very keenly.  On September 25, 1924, she and her husband were privileged to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary. 

 A devoted Christian mother has gone to her final home.  Mrs. Benson was such, for she seemed to live for her husband and her children, always ministering to their wants, always mindful of their welfare, and while she was engaged in the duties and affairs of this life she never forgot her Savior.  Although she had been in feeble health for many years, her last sickness was of a few days duration and she at last peacefully passed to her Heavenly home.  Mr. and Mrs. Benson spent Thanksgiving Day with their daughter, Mrs. Rosetta Stout and family.  Mrs. Benson seemed to be usually well that day and enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner.  The funeral services were held at her late home Monday, December 8, at two o’clock p.m., the Reverend Orey Crippen, of Roseville, officiating and preaching an impressive sermon, taking for his text, Philippians 1:21: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  Interment was in Roseville cemetery.  The pall bearers were Will Armstrong, John Wilcox, Glenn Gould, Roy James, John F. Benson, Jerome Benson.

COOK, Georgianna Cook Benson (SRGP 08832)
 Georgianna Cook Benson Enters Eternal Rest.  Illness of a Few Days Termination in Death of Estimable Resident.  Mrs. Georgia Cook Benson, daughter of Hiram and Lucinda Cook, was born near Tioga, Pa., April 21, 1846, and departed this earthly life at her home in Roseville Friday evening, December 5, 1924, at six-thirty o’clock, aged 78 years, 7 months and 14 days.  On September 25, 1864, she was married to Lyman Benson, of Rutland, Pa., and to them were born three sons and three daughters:  Anthony H. Benson, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, of Rutland, Pa.; Charles H. Benson, of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Leggett, (deceased, 1922); Weltha Matilda, who died in her infancy; Halsey L. Benson, of Mansfield, Pa.; and sincerely the community and friends sympathize with the aged husband.  Besides the above mentioned who survive, there are also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who feel the loss of Grandmother very keenly.  On September 25, 1924, she and her husband were privileged to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary.  A devoted Christian mother has gone to her final home.  Mrs. Benson was such, for she seemed to live for her husband and her children, always ministering to their wants, always mindful of their welfare, and while she was engaged in the duties and affairs of this life she never forgot her Saviour.  Although she had been in feeble health for many years, her last sickness was of a few days’ duration and she at last peacefully passed to her Heavenly home.  Mr. and Mrs. Benson spent Thanksgiving Day with their daughter, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, and family.  Mrs. Benson seemed to be usually well that day and enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner.
 Dear ones, do not mourn,
  As you see my vacant chair;
 For you know that I am happy,
  In my home over there.

 I will watch and wait your coming,
  By the precious Saviour’s side;
 Farewell, but not “Good-bye”,
  May you live for Jesus only, and meet me in the sky.
The funeral services were held at her late home Monday, December 8, at two o’clock p.m., the Reverend Orey Crippen, of Roseville, officiating and preaching an impressive sermon, taking for his text, Philippians 1:21: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  Interment was in Roseville cemetery.  The pall bearers were Will Armstrong, John Wilcox, Glenn Gould, Roy James, John F. Benson, Jerome Benson.

COOK  BENSON, Georgianna (SRGP 08832)
 Mrs. Georgianna Benson died at the family residence in Rose Hill (Roseville), Pa. Friday night at 6:30 o’clock, aged seventy-eight years.  She is survived by her husband, Lyman Benson, three sons and a daughter, Anthony Benson and Mrs. Rosetta Stout of Rose Hill (Roseville) and Charles Benson and Halsey Benson of Mansfield, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the residence at Rose Hill (Roseville) at 2 o’clock Monday after noon.  Burial will be in the Watson Cemetery.  The Rev. Ora (Orey) Crippen will officiate.  (Copied from the scrapbook of Iva Riley on 10/24/85 by Nelda Cook Holton, then received and re-typed by Cindy Duffek)
 

COOK, OTIS B. (SRGP 08568)
 Otis B. Cook, 73, of Mansfield, died at the family home early Sunday, Oct. 25, 1942.  He was born Sept. 22, 1865, in Rutland, Tioga County, the son of Gumalia and Eleanor Benson Cook.  He resided in Mansfield for the past 20 years.  Survivors:  Wife, Lettie Seely Cook; daughters, Mrs. Clifford Crum of Rutland, Mrs. Stephen Guerdino of New York City; sons, Arland of Troy, Rexford of Westfield, Sheffield of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Fred Stone and Miss Georgia Cook of rutland; a brother, Minor Cook of Rutland; three grandchildren.  Funeral Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the home and at 2 at the Baptist Church in Roseville.  The Rev. Orey Crippen.  Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

Francis L. COPP, 37, of Sayre, Sunday, June 20, 1948, at the home of parents Mr. and Mrs. Louis Copp of Roseville. The body is at the Kolb Funeral Home, Sayre, and today will be removed to the family home, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Paul D. Wells. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. Masonic service and full military burial rites by American Legion at the grave. Survived by parents; wife, Mary; son James Edward; brother Lester of Roseville; grandmother, Mrs. Rosetta Stout of Roseville.

COPP -  Francis Copp, Sayre Teacher, Dies Suddenly
Francis Copp, 37, of 515 Stevenson St., Sayre, popular member of the Sayre High School faculty and faculty athletic adviser, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Copp, in Roseville.  He was active in civic affairs, a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church; Athen F&AM, Knights Templar of Towanda; American Legion Post of Sayre; Howard Elmer Hose Company and Sayre-Athens Lions club, and district commissioner of Boy Scouts.  He was a science teacher in the Sayre High School for 13 1/2 years and also served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.  He was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield State Teachers College and Pennsylvania State College.  Surviving are his parents:  wife, Mrs. Mary Copp; son, James Edward; brother Lester, of Roseville, and grandmother, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, Roseville.  Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the home of his parents, the Rev. Paul D. Wells officiating.  Burial in the Roseville Cemetery.  Masonic service and full military burial rites by the American Legion at the grave.

LESTER C. COPP [srgp , age 94, of Beverly Hills, FL, (formerly of Roseville, PA) passed away October 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born on November 24, 1919 in Rutland Township, PA to Lewis and Alma (Stout) Copp. Lester moved to Citrus County in 1998 from Rutland Township, PA. He was a retired Farmer and Carpenter. His memberships included the Shuffle Board Club of Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Civic Association, and he was a Methodist. Survived by his wife, Mary P. Copp; seven children, Ronald Copp, Judy Tuccio, Janet Vibbert, Barbara Considine, Thomas Copp, Francis Copp and Carol Udell; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of local arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Michelle Bodle officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2014

Lewis COPP, 68, (SRGP 64831) life resident of Roseville, pa., Friday morning, December 16, 1949, following an extended illness. Survived by wife Alma and son  Lester both at home; one grandson, James Edward Copp; one daughter-in-law Mrs. Frances Copp of Jersey Shore, Pa.; five brothers, Sanford, Steven, Asa and Ray Copp all of Mansfield; Herbert Copp of Corning; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Owen Barrett. Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

CORWIN - Edna M. Gillett:  (SRGP 78966) WELLSBORO — Edna Mae "Peggy" Giilett, 97, of Charleston Township died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She and her husband, Evert Gillett, operated the former Gillett Grocery Store and Implements, Charleston Township, and the Canyon Airport. He died April 28, 1979, after 54 years of marriage. She retired in 1965 after 30 years as a school bus driver for Charleston schools. She attended Dexter Baptist Church and was a gray lady at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. Born Nov. 1, 1902, in Trumbles Corners, she was a daughter of Seth and Elizabeth Brown Corwin. Surviving are two half sisters, Charlotte Smith of Elmira, N.Y., and Bethaldo Wright of Dundee, N.Y.; a half brother, William Mosher of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tussey-Mosher's, 139 Main St. with Pastor Vernon W. VanNess officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from I to 2 p.m.

CORWIN - EDNA S. HALL (SRGP 11357)
Edna S. Hall, age 84 of Troy, R.D. #3, died on Sunday, April 10, 1977, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. She was born on November 10, 1892 in Titusville, Florida, the daughter of Andrew and Cora Dunbar Corwin. She is survived by a son, Walter Swezey of Mansfield; one stepson, John Hall of Troy; one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Gladys) Spirawk of Hector, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Ray Hall and a member of the Elmira Ladies of the Moose. She was a former office manager of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Mansfield Office. Funeral and committal were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Alan Minarcik, Pastor of the Troy Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in Roseville Cemetery.


AUGUSTUS CRIPPEN BURNED TO DEATH (SRGP 08013)
Augustus Crippen, 68, was burned to death at 3 a.m. Saturday morning when fire leveled a tenant house on the Willis Kittle farm, in Columbia Township on the Sopers Corners Road between Austinville and Rutland. The small tenant house was located between the Kittle home and barn. The Kittle family awoke at about 2:30 to find the tenant house ablaze. An alarm was telephoned to the Troy Fire Department but the fire alarm could not be sounded because the borough’s electric power had been knocked out by the night’s gale. Fire Chief Victor Warner drove the chief’s car, its siren screeching, from house to house as he roused several of the volunteer firemen. Each in turn summoned other fire department members until a sizable crew had been alerted to man the fire apparatus. Fireman were unable to quench the blaze because it had gained too much headway, but were able to prevent its spread to the other farm buildings, even though the barn was only 50 feet away. The Kittles did not know that Mr.Crippen was home until the tenant house had burned through so that they could see his body in the bed. Cause of the fatal fire was not immediately determined; the farm was without electric power so that electricity was eliminated as a reason. He is survived by two son, Rexford Crippen of Rutland, and Alton of Pattchogue, N.Y.; sister, Miss Florence Crippen of Ralston; brothers, Eugene Crippen of DeLand, Fla, and the Rev. Orey Crippen of Rutland; eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Soper & Moshier Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. Glen Dewey officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

Augustus R. Crippen
Augustus R. Crippen, 68, of Snedekerville RD, Pa., unexpectedly this morning, Oct. 16, 1954.  Survived by sons, Rexford Crippen of Rutland, Pa., and Alton of Patchogue, L. I.; sister, Miss Florence Crippen of Ralston, Pa.; brothers, Eugene of DeLand, Fla., and the Rev. Orey E. Crippen of Rutland, Pa.; eight grandchildren.  The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., where friends may call.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey.  Watson Cemetery, Rutland.
 

AUSTINVILLE MAN DIES IN EARLY MORNING FIRE 
A fire of unknown origin early Saturday morning, Oct. 16, took the life of a man and destroyed the home he occupied. Augustus Crippen, 68, burned to death in Austinville. His body was discovered in the charred remains of the one-story building he occupied on the Willis Kittle property by the firemen of the Troy Volunteer fire department who responded to the fire call. He had been asleep in his bed. It was necessary for Fire Chief Warner to make a personal call on as many firemen as he could muster at the time to man the fire truck that eventually reached the scene of the fire. Telephone wires were down and the fire siren in the Borough could not be sounded due to the storm’s action earlier in the night. The Kittles who live nearby discovered the fire about 2:30 a.m. and immediately called the Troy Fire Department. It was believed that the fire had been raging for some time before it was discovered. The firemen were able to save the barn and other outbuildings nearby, but could not extinguish the main fire. The wind, after the hurricane conditions earlier in the night, was calmer and had been in such a state for several hours before the fire started, according to Troy police. 


Photo of Augustus dated 1902

CRIPPEN - MRS. BERTHA CRIPPEN WEBSTER, aged 71 years, died Aug. 17, 1943, at her home in Rutland. She was a daughter of William and Mary McConnell Crippen, and was born July 15, 1872, in Rutland and spent her entire life in that vicinity. She was a member of the Baptist church at Jobs Corners. Surviving are her husband, Fred Webster; four sons, William Webster of Teaneck, NJ; Carl of Elmira; Wayne of Montrose, PA, and Myron of Mansfield; a brother, Asa Crippen of Miami, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Anna Tomlinson of Troy; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday; burial in the Roseville cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 25 Aug. 1943, p.8

CRIPPEN, CECIL (SRGP 8024)
 KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
 Cecil Crippen, popular young Mansfield man was fatally injured this morning about one o’clock when his car was wrecked on the Millerton road.  The accident happened at a curve near the W. N. Smith farm about a mile west of Millerton when Mr. Crippen and Gerald Baarnes were returning from Elmira where they had been attending a radio school.  When near the Smith farm the car suddenly swerved off the road and when Mr. Crippen, who was driving, tried to turn it back, it crashed into a tree, throwing both men out.  Mr. Crippen was thrown about ten feet from the car and his skull was fractured.  He lived only a few minutes.  Mr. Barnes was thrown about twenty feet from the car and was unconscious when picked up.  Dr. Hughes Meaker, of Mansfield was called and Mr. Barnes was taken to his home here, where he is reported to be suffering from shock and bruises.  Corporal Thomas Betzko, of the Highway Patrol Sub-station in Mansfield, investigated the accident and reported to Coroner William White, of Wellsboro, who decided that an inquest was not necessary.  Mr. Crippen’s body was removed to the Shaw undertaking rooms in Mansfield.  Mr. Crippen was the son of Augustus and Grace Hall Crippen and was born in Rutland 23 years ago.  He graduated from the Mansfield Senior High School in 1928 and from Elmira Business Institute in 1930.  Soon after graduation he entered the employ of the Taylor Hardware Company as book-keeper, which position he has since held.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Seymour Crippen, a son Richard; his mother, Mrs. Grace Crippen, and two brothers, Alton and Rex, all of Roseville.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the home in Roseville, and 2 o’clock at the Roseville church, Dr. Chester A. Feig, of Mansfield officiating; interment in the Watson cemetery.

FLORENCE C. CRIPPEN: (SRGP 8014)  Miss Florence C. Crippen, age 91, formerly of Ralston, died Monday, Oct. 24, 1983, at the Williamsport Home at Williamsport.  She was born March 28, 1892 in Rutland Township, the daughter of Osmer and Ada Redfield Crippen.  She was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church.  Miss Crippen resided with and was a long-time companion of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Knowlden, of Ralston.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Martha Crippen of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the close of calling hours at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles A. Bailey officiating. Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville.  Memorials may be made to Ralston United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

CRIPPEN, Louise (SRGP 66179)  - STEVENS, MRS. LEROY
Mrs. Louise Stevens 39, late of Mosherville, Pa., died Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Elmira.  She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Stevens; two daughters, Carol and Joyce; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Crippen of Mosherville, Pa.; a brother, Ford Crippen of big Flats.  Mrs. Stevens was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Rutland, Pa.  A prayer service will be held at the family home Friday at 1 p.m.  the funeral will be held in the Roseville, Pa., M. E. Church Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Roy Hotchkiss of Burdett will officiate.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa. [Can't find on burial records under Stevens or Crippen - have no dates]

Rev. M. Ford CRIPPEN, (SRGP 08009)age 87 formerly of Mecklenburg, NY August 16, 1980 at Presbyterian Village Nursing Home, Dallas TX. Rev. Crippen served as a Methodist Minister for several churches in NY and PA. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Crippen of Dallas, TX; two daughters Helene Martin of Dallas TX, Margaret Crippen Taber of Trumansburg, NY; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial service will be held Friday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at Mecklenburg Methodist Church, Rev. Earl Noyes of Bethany Retirement Center, Horseheads, NY officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mecklenburg Methodist Church. (handwritten on article “My Teacher”) 


CRIPPEN, REV. OREY – ROSEVILLE MAN A WONDER (SRGP 03737)
 While on a pastorial trip over in Rutland township last Friday afternoon, a couple of Advertiser representatives ran across a decided wonder in the shape of a man, and a preacher at that.  Now, we don’t expect any one to believe this story (especially if they know us) but it is, fact, no matter if it does sound fishy.  Rev. Orey Crippen is the pastor of four different churches, the Roseville Baptist Church is one of them, and three others in different places.  Besides this, Mr. Crippen is the regular R.F.D. mail carrier from Roseville postoffice, going on his trip every day, and in addition to all this he owns and runs a large dairy farm about a mile this side of Roseville.  And he does the most of the work on this same farm.  We might add to this, as long as we are making a regular story that every little while Mr. Crippen is called upon to make addresses at various conventions, of an evening, and also to officiate at funerals of members of these four different churches.  We’ll ask the world at large if the above isn’t some job for a free-born American citizen?

CRIPPEN, REV. OREY E.  -  WE SALUTE
 “He practices what he preaches,” said a lifelong friend of the Rev. Orey E. Crippen of Roseville.  Children call the 73 year old circuit preacher “Uncle Orey.”  Friends say he “belongs to everyone”  After performing 397 wedding ceremonies and officiating at 1,170 funerals in his 44 years of service the Rev. Mr. Crippen is now “talking about retirement.”   The silver-haired Baptist minister began his career in 1919 at the Lawrence Corners and Bailey Creek Baptist churches.  Tioga and Bradford County residents know him well.  “I have married couples, their children and now I’m waiting for the grandchildren,” quipped Mr. Crippen.  Since he preached his first sermon at the age of 26, the congregations that have known him will attest to the fact that “when you need him, he is always there.”  His dedication to the church has not passed unnoticed.  In 1956 Mr. Crippen was recipient of the annual Town and Country Award.  A citation accompanying the award credited him for creating a “very wholesome Christian atmosphere...due to the respect the community has for this Baptist minister.”  The award also cited Mr. Crippen for accepting and carrying out “with real dignity many responsibilities in the Pennsylvania Baptist Convention.”  In 1957 he received a similar award from the American Baptist Convention of Philadelphia saluting him for “distinguished service.”  Born in Rutland Township, the son of farm parents, he developed an interest in church work while serving as a Sundy School superintendent.  Most people in Rutland Township know that Mr. Crippen has held the Roseville Baptist Church pastorate for 14 years.  Not all realize this is the third time has served the church.  In 1920 he assumed charge of the Roseville church and the same year served the Coryland Federated Church.  In 1922 a third pulpit was added to the circuit preacher’s busy schedule—the Austinville Baptist Church.  The early years weren’t easy.  His wife, the former Martha Frost of Roseville said that at the start of his ministerial career her husband had charge of four pastorates while working as a full time rural mail carrier.  The Crippens have two daughters, Mrs. Rex Faulkner of Tioga and Mrs. Richard DeGeus of Gillett.  It wasn’t until 1928, one year after being assigned the Tioga Borough, Holiday and Hammond Baptist Churches, that Mr. Crippen was ordained.  His theology training was gained through correspondence courses from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.  He also attended Keuka College while it was a co-educational school.  Some of the many churches he has served are the Wells and Columbia Presbyterian Church of Columbia Cross Roads; the Columbia and Wells Baptist Church; the East Smithfield Circuit which at the time was the East Smithfield, Springfield and Bentley Creek Churches (Bradford County).  A statement made by Mr. Crippen indicates that quitting is actually alien to his philosophy; “There are many hard experiences; problems hard to solve.”  Coryland and Roseville Baptist Churches will probably hear Mr. Crippen’s interpretation of Christianity for many Sundays.   (Handwritten date 1963)

CRIPPEN, REV. OREY     RETIREMENT
 A retirement tea was held recently in the Roseville Baptist Church for Rev. And Mrs. Orey Crippen honoring them for their many faithful years of service to both the Church and the Community.  Rev. Crippen has been a pastor for forty-four years and served many charges in the area.

CRIPPEN, Orey - (SRGP 03737) Long time minister dies at Wellsboro 
Rev. Orey E. Crippen of Roseville died on Wednesday, November 7, 1979, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Rev. Crippen was well known in this area and in Bradford County as a circuit preacher. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1928. He began his career by being in charge of four pastorates in addition to working full time as a rural mail carrier. He retired in 1963 after 45 years of service. In 1957, Mr. Crippen received the annual Town and Country Award for his service to the Baptist Church. The following year he received a similar award from the American Baptist  convention in Philadelphia saluting him for “ distinguished service.” Among churches he served during his long time career were the Wells and Columbia Presbyterian Church of Columbia Cross Roads; Columbia and Wells Baptist Church: East Smithfield Circuit which at the time was the East Smithfield , Springfield and Bentley Creek Churches in Bradford County. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha (Frost) Crippen, son-in-law and daughter, Rex and Phyllis Faulkner of Tioga; son-in-law and daughter, Ada DeGeus of Middletown, NY; sister, Florence Crippen of Williamsport; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Troy on Saturday, November 10 with Rev. Charles Root, Rev. Herbert Ponchard, Rev. Harry Krause and Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial at Watson Cemetery  at Roseville. Memorial donations may be made to the church of your choice in memory of Rev. Crippen.

CRIPPEN - MRS. LOUISE STEVENS - MARY LOUISA CRIPPEN  born Mar. 8, 1892 died 1931
The friends and relatives of Mrs. Louise Stevens, wife of LeRoy Stevens, of Mosherville, were saddened to learn of her death, Tuesday, December 15th at the Arnot Ogden hospital in Elmira, New York. Her death came after a long illness and operation, by which it was hoped that her health could be restored. She is survived by her husband and two children, Carol, 11 and Joyce, 7; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Crippen of Mosherville, and one brother, Rev. Ford Crippen of Big Flats, N.Y. Mrs. Stevens was a member of the Roseville Methodist Episcopal church. A faithful wife and loving mother, her entire life was spent at Roseville and vicinity. The many floral gifts at her funeral were tokens of the high esteem in which she was held by her friends and neighbors.

CRIPPEN - Osmer Crippen, (SRGP 03739) one of Rutland's most highly esteemed citizens, died on Sunday morning last, after a long illness of Brights disease. The funeral was held from the family home at l o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and at 3 o'clock from the Roseville Baptist church, and was largely attended. Burial was in the Roseville cemetery. The Rev. Seymour Barrett was the officiating clergyman. Mr Crippen was 59 years old, and is survived by his widow, who was Miss Ada Redfield, three sons and one daughter, and a brother Rush Crippen. A.M. Crippen of Mansfield is a cousin of the deceased. (father of Rev. Orey Crippen)

 

Glenn CRUM (SRGP 21527), age 60, of Pine City, formerly of Roseville, Pa., Wednesday, June 16 1965. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends my call after 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. George Evans, Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. Survived by wife, Blanche Crum, son Gerald Crum of Millerton, Pa., brother Clifford Crum of Mansfield RD 2; niece Gertrude Strunk. She was a member of Webb Mills Fire Dept.

THEODORE CRUM (SRGP 10112)
Theodore Crum, Nelson resident, died Sunday Feb. 10, 1952, in the Blossburg State Hospital at the age of 76. He was born in Rutland Township, May 2, 1875. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Crum; two sons, Clifford of Roseville and Glen, Millerton; a sister Mrs. George Doan, residing in Florida; two grandchildren, Gertrude Crum, Roseville and Gerald Crum, U. S. Army in Germany. A prayer service was held Wednesday in the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, with the Rev. Frank White officiating, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Roseville, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
Watson Cemetery, Roseville-----------------MHS 1941

CRUMB, Ernest M. (SRGP 10099)
Age 69 of Roseville, Pa, Thursday, November 6, 1969, in the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral service there, Sunday, 2 pm. Rev. Ruth McDannell and Rev. Orey Crippen. Roseville Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Rennie Crumb; daughters, Mrs. Wayne ( Evelyn ) Dunbar, Elmira, Mrs. Lois Rollier, Fremont, Calif; sons, Otto and Lester of Mansfield, Pa, Wilbur and Donald, Elmira, Richard , Muskegon, Mich.; sister Mrs. Burton ( Edith) Holecek, Elmira; brother, Victor Crumb, Horseheads; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Jobs Corners Baptist Church, member of Roseville Sportsman’s Club; retired Rutland Twp. Farmer.


SMITH, MRS. MARTHA CRUMB (SRGP 14838)
 Mrs. Martha Crumb Smith died Sunday at 5 p.m. at her home at Lawrence Corners, following a short illness of pneumonia.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bailey Creek Baptist Church, the Rev. Clayton Straw officiating; interment in Watson Cemetery at Roseville.  Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crumb and was born at Lawrence Corners 54 years ago, where she spent her entire life and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  Surviving are her husband, George F. Smith, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Cummings of Mansfield, and Mrs. Freeman Dixon, of Dundee, N.Y., a son, Manley, at home; two brothers, Frank and Theodore Crumb, of Rutland, and two sisters, Mrs. Luellyn Smith, of Millerton, and Mrs. Gertrude Smith, of Nelson, and five grandchildren. (Handwritten date Nov.22, 1933)

MARTHA CRUMB (SRGP 14838) MRS. GEORGE F. SMITH
Mrs. Mattie Smith, 54, died at 5 p.m. Sunday of pneumonia at the family home at Lawrence Corners. She is survived by the husband, George F.; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Cummings of Mansfield and Mrs. Freeman Dixon of Dundee, N.Y.; a son Manley, at home; two brothers, Frank and Dora Crumb of Rutland; two sisters, Mrs. Luellyn Smith of Millerton and Mrs. Gertrude Smith of Nelson and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Corners Baptist Church, the Rev. Clayton Straw officiating. Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. (handwritten on article Nov. 19 1933)

CRUMB - Otto K. "Joe" Crumb, 73,[SRGP 78622]  of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June 21, 1923, in Roseville, he was the son of Ernest and Rennie Knickerbocker Crumb. He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1941, and was a retired auto service technician. He also worked construction in Tioga County. He was a member and former treasurer of the Wellsboro Moose, member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsmen's Club, Mansfield VFW, and a member and former state president of Dads of foreign Service Veterans. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Lorna F. West Crumb; two daughter and sons-in-law, Anita and Wayne Enfinger of St. Louis, Mo., and Joy and Andrew Durak of Ococee, Fla.; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Alan Crumb of Orlando, Fla., Kenneth D. and Sandra M. Crumb of Orlando, Fla., and Todd Crumb of Wellsboro; three stepdaughters and step sons-in-law, Par and Wayne Heck of Middlebury Center, Sandy and Michael Williammee of Wellsboro, and Diane and Tony Ferrell of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Dunbar of Millsboro, Del., Lois and Carl Stanard of Meridan, Id.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Jessie Crumb of Ridgeway, Va., Wilbur and Gloria Crumb of Elmira, NY, Lester Crumb of Mosherville, Richard and Elly Crumb of Hart, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Clara Escott of Wellsboro; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1, with the Rev. Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial was made in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 5, 1997  Watson Cemetery, Roseville-----------------MHS 1941

CRUMN - Funeral of Clifford W. Crumn, [SRGP 14240] age 83, of Millerton, PA, formerly of Roseville, PA, Friday, November 1, 1985 in Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen Miller and the Rev. Edwin Green officiating. Burial, Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

CRUMN, Clifford W. – Clifford W. Crumn, 83, of Millerton formerly of Roseville, died Friday Nov. 1, 1985 at Wellsboro. Born April 10, 1902 in Jackson Township, he was a son of Theodore and Fina Gould Crumn. Mr. Crumn farmed at Roseville for many years. He was a former employee of Wickes Lumber and Harris McHenry Lumber, Elmira, NY. Surviving are his wife, the former Irma Cook, and a daughter Mrs. Gertrude C. Strunk of Millerton. The funeral was held Monday at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Steve Miller and the Rev. Edwin Green officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, November 6, 1985

 

CRUMN –GERTRUDE CRUMN STRUNK, 85, [SRGP 65324] of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Millerton, PA, passed away February 2, 2015, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born May 30, 1929 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of Clifford & Irma Cook Crumn. Gertrude is a retiree of the Elmira City Schools, and a member of the Roseville Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar Strunk in 1994. Gertrude is survived by several cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Friday noon-1 PM. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gerald Peet officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/2015

JERALD L. CUMMINGS (SRGP 15865)
     Jerald Louis Cummings, 70, of Interlachen, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 1994, at Palatka Healthcare Center, Interlachen, Fla.  Born Aug. 4, 1923, in Lawrence Corners, he was the son of Ray and Ethel Smith Cummings.  He was a resident of Interlachen for 11 years coming from Horseheads, N.Y.  He worked as a truck driver for Tayntons Truck Lines for 33 years.  He was a lifetime member of D.A.V. and V.F.W. in upstate New York.  He was also a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Marie Cleveland Cummings; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce M. and Dale L. Howey of Wellsboro; two brothers, Gale Fields of Tioga and Darryl Fields; one granddaughter, Anna Marie Howey; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Friends called at the Tusey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Sunday, Jan. 16.  Services were held there Monday, Jan. 17, with the Rev. C. Leroy Doverspike officiating.  Burial was made at Watson Cemetery, Rutland Township.

JERALD L. CUMMINGS
Jerald L.. Cummings, 70, died Jan. 13, 1994 in Palatka, Fla., where he lived for 11 years.  He was in the U.S. Army for four years and served during World War II.  He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and V.F.W. He was also a 33-year member of the Elkland Moose #746 and the Southern Tier Moose Legion #0014.  He drove truck for Taynton Truck Lines for 33 years.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Marie Cleveland Cummings; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Dale Howey of Wellsboro; and one granddaughter, Anna Marie Howey of Wellsboro.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend a military burial at the Watson Cemetery in Roseville on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m.

JERALD LOUIS CUMMINGS age 70 of Route 1 Box 356, Interlachen, FL died Thursday, Jan. 13, 1994 at the Palatka Healthcare Center, Interlachen, FL.  Born Aug 4, 1923 in Lawrence Corners, PA the son of the late Ray and Ethel Smith Cummings.  He was a resident of Interlachen for 11 years coming from Horseheads, NY.  He worked as a truck driver for Tayntons Truck Lines for 33 years.  He was a lifetime member of D.A.V. and V.F.W. in upstate NY.  He was also a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746.  Surviving is his wife, Marie Cleveland Cummings with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 25, 1993; daughter and son-in-law; Joyce M. & Dale L. Howey of Wellsboro, PA; brothers: Gale Fields of Tioga, PA and Darryl Fields.  Also surviving is granddaughter Anna Marie Howey and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  There will be a viewing held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1994 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA for relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1:99 p.m. with the Rev. C. Leroy Doverspike, officiating.  Burial will be held in the Watson Cemetery, Rutland Township, PA.  –McKay Scrapbook

LINDA LEE CUMMINGS
     Linda Lee Cummings, age 3 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cummings of 298 Park Ave., Corning, N.Y., died Tuesday March 19, 1957, in the Corning Hospital.  Surviving besides her parents are one sister, Joyce Cummings at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cleveland, Mansfield; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Fields, of Mansfield RD 2.  The body is at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home where friends may call and where the funeral service will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

CUMMINGS RAY
Ray Cummings Loses Life in Fire That Destroys Home [SRGP 14842]
Ray Cummins lost his life in a fire that destroyed his farm home near Lawrence Corners Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings, their son, Gerald, and an employee were at supper about 7:30 when they smelled smoke.  Mr. Cummings investigated and found the roof on fire around the chimney.  He tried to fight the fire and, according to the family, called for a pail of water but the flames had gained such headway that he kept calling for more water.  Though many pail of water were carried to him, the fire got beyond control and persons outside heard him fall.  When they tried to reach him the flames drove them back.  His body was recovered about 10 o'clock and was brought to the W. W. Shaw funeral parlors here.  Mrs. Clarence Brown, whose home is near, telephoned to the Mansfield Fire Department, but by the time the pumper arrived the fire was beyond control. The farm, formerly owned by the late Clark Colby, was purchased by Mr. Cummings about a year ago from L. T. Wood, who previously bought it from Mr. Colby.  Mrs. Colby was fatally burned while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Lawrence, in Elmira, December 14, and was buried Thursday. Mr. Cummings was preparing a part of the house for George F. Smith, father of Mrs. Cummings, who was to have moved there Thursday night.  The son of Silas and Mary Locey Cummings, he was born on Tower Hill October 22, 1891.  December 15, 1921, he married Miss Ethel Smith, and one son, Gerald, was born to them.  Mr. Cummings spent his entire life in this vicinity, where he was known as a man of sterling character, friendly and unselfish in his dealings with others. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cummings, of Tioga; Mrs. Frank Allen, of Mansfield R. D.; and Mrs. Edith Hall of Mansfield, and a brother, Benjamin Cummings, of Mansfield R. D. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church at Lawrence Corners, the Rev. Glenn Dewey, of Sylvania, officiating.  Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville.

CRUMN - CLIFFORD W. CRUMN, age 83, of Millerton, PA, formerly of Roseville, PA, died Friday, November 1, 1985 in Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home Sunday 2-4 pm. Funeral there Monday at 1 pm with the Rev. Stephen Miller and the Rev. Edwin Green officiating. Burial, Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

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