Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Grange History 1873-1985
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Grange History 1873 - 1985
Bradford - Sullivan Counties
Complied by Earl Bidlack, Marion Bidlack, Doris Saxton
Typed by Janet PETERS Ordway
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POMONA OFFICERS 1986
Master Almon Peters
Overseer Paul Brackman
Lecturer Marilyn VonWolffradt
Steward Elwin Roberts
Asst Steward Jack Bradley
Chaplain Reva Adams
Treasurer Lawrence Elliott
Secretary Ronnie Harris
Gatekeeper Chalres Rogers
Ceres Arlene Neuber
Pomona Wilma Morgan
Flora Shirley Morse
Exec Comm. Richard Welch
  Glenn Ford
  Dorothy Harris
Finance Comm Gerald Pratt
  Walter Metzger
  Earle Bidlack
   

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Since 1900 there have been the following Pomona Masters in order in the Bradford-Sullivan Pomona Grange.
 

NAME GRANGE
* J.R.VanNoy Burlington
*Louis Piollett Wysauking
*Myrt Ferguson Granville
*C.P. Shaw Columbia
*H.E.Chase Troy
*D.V. Clark Rome
*R.N. Benjamin Liberty Corners
*Meade C Knight Troy
*Joab K Mahood Troy
Gerald Shumway Spring Hill
*Albert Madigan Mayflower
Earle Bidlack Warren Center
Paul Sims Troy
*John Brackman Windfall
Richard Welch Union
*G.S.VonWolffradt Diahoga
Richard VanNoy Troy
Glenn Ford Orwell
Jasper Smith Beech Flats
*Howard Allis Diahoga
Ellsworth Andrus Granville
Ronald Harris Iona
Fred VonWolffradt Diahoga
Almon Peters Union

*Deceased

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POMONA LEADERS

Bradford County Pomona has produced many state leaders. They include: Frank N. Moore of North Orwell, State Overseer, 1914-18; Roland N. Benjamin of Liberty Corners, State Overseer, 1920-26; W.B. Packard of Canton, Lecturer, 1898-1900; A. M. Cornell of Columbia, Lecturer, 1900-1906; Thomas Piollett, Lecturer, 1914-1916; J.P. Whipple of Spring Hill, Steward, 1898; A.D. Munn of East Athens, Assistant Steward, 1878-1878; J.A. Alger of North Orwell, Gatekeeper, 1898-1900; Arthur Chase of Rome, Gatekeeper, 1912-1916; Mrs. Lucy Shumway of Spring Hill, Flora, 1928-1932; Mrs. Georgia Piollet of Wysox, State Pomona, 1910-1916; Louis Piollet of Wysox, State Executive Committee, 1891-1904; J.A. Mahood of Troy, State Secretary, 1962-1697; State Sen Albert E Madigan, Executive Committee, 1938-1944; H.B. Corey of Troy, Finance Committee, 1938-1944; John Brackman of East Canton, former member of the finance committee and member of the state legislative committee.

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POMONA DEGREE TEAM

1952-1953

First Row, left to right – Barbara Stowell, Ruth Fish, Gertrude Smith, Hazel Brackman, Marion Bidlack, Hazel Stone.

Back Row, left to right – Gladys Dewing, Beulah Roberts, Richard VanNoy, Eugene Weed, Glenn Ford, Gus VonWolffradt, Richard Welch.

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POMONA GRANGE COURT – 1958

Front Row – Flora Mae Russell, Gertrude Smith, Alberta Chandler, Hazel Brackman, Hazel Stone, Virginia Ford.

Standing – Mrs George Manchester, Gladys Frisbie, Cleone Rusnick, Phyllis Eastman.
 

POMONA DEGREE TEAM 1954-1955

Front Row – Gladys Dewing, Ruth Fish, Beulah Peters Roberts, Marion Bidlack, Lola Spalding, Louise Dunbar.

Back Row – Ella Maus, Alfred Huff, Jean Landmesser, Glenn Ford, Eugene Weed, Richard VanNoy, Gus VonWolffradt.

(on following page)

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GRANGERS MIX RAT BAIT

Bradford-Sullivan County Pomona Grange members mixed rat bait at the Wysox Agway Feed Mill on October 23, 1967. Co-chairman of the event were Mrs. Ruth Fish and Glenn Ford. Mrs. Fish is pictured standing far left; Mr.Ford is on knees in right foreground.

Grange members of Bradford and Sullivan Counties mix rat bait each year as a community service activity in conjunction with the Bradford County Cooperative Extension Service.

Grange members solicit orders for this bait which sells for $1.00 per five pounds. This year one and one-half tons of bait were mixed and packaged, This should go a long way to cut down on the Bradford County rat population.

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(2 Pictures of Grangers mixing Rat Bait_

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