Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Dr. Charles F. Paine of Troy 
Photo: Charles F. Paine M.D.
Township:Troy Borough, Bradford County PA
of Troy
Year: est. 1890s
Photographer - Wright, No. 86 Pine St., Williamsport PA
Found in the Paine-Pomeroy Album
Photos from Sue BOLT Wales
Photo scanned from tintype by JMT
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Name Charles F. Paine M.D.
Birth date and place 12 SEP 1842
Death date and place 014 NOV 1901
Troy PA
Cemetery Glenwood Cemetery
Parents Sarah Jane Forrest
Seth Woodbridge Paine
Spouses Isabella Colburn
m. 21 OCT 1873
Dr. C. F. Paine.

Our citizens are mourning the death of Dr. C. F. Paine, which occurred today, November 14th, about noon, at his home.

Last Friday many were grieved to learn that the Doctor had suffered a stroke of paralysis early that morning. He had been to Philadelphia on a business trip and was on his return home Thursday night. Passing through Watsontown, the first symptoms of illness came to him and he telegraphed for Dr. Rich at Williamsport to meet him there. His condition gradually became worse, and friends at Williamsport telegraphed to Troy to have a conveyance and help ready for him on his arrival here on passenger train No. 9, at 4 o’clock Friday morning. Somewhere between Williamsport and this place he passed into an unconscious state. He was met here by B. A. Long and Frank Beach. Dr. Paine’s family, at the time in Canton, were immediately sent for. His left side was found to be completely paralyzed, and he lay in an unconscious state, only occassionally rousing, until death came. He had been in failing health for some time, but his sudden shock and death was unlooked for.

Funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

Dr. Paine was born in Troy September 12th, 1842. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Seth Paine, deceased. Early in life he exhibited a talent for music, and spent considerable time when a boy in pursuing musical studies at Carlisle and Towanda. During his young manhood he began the study of medicine, at Kenyon, Gambier College of Ohio, graduating in the classical course. From there he entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated from the medical department. In 1865 he began practice of medicine in this place, of which he has always been a resident. He was married October 21st, 1873, to Bella Colburn, of Troy. Two children were born to them: Louise, who died at the age of four years and Frederica, Mr. Wm. Tripp of Canton.

Besides his wife and daughter, he leave two sisters, Mrs. Anna McCurdy of Clearfield and Mrs. Mary Sayles of Elmira, and two brothers, C. G. Paine of Williamsport, and Edwin Paine of Philadelphia, of his immediate family to mourn his death, together with his innumerable friends gained through his long and extensive practice, his integrity of character and generous nature.

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Troy Township, Bradford County PA
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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Dr. Mahlon Blakeslee Ballard of Troy 
DR. MAHLON BLAKESLEE BALLARD   [We called him "Poppy"] [Submitted by Linda Smith]

A graduate of Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1894, Dr. Ballard was a physician who practiced medicine in Troy, Pa. for 63 years in the same House on Elmira St.  He never remarried after his wife died.  "Mel" as he was called, was a nephew to "Aunt Polly" Fellows, a beloved physician who practiced in Troy until she was 97 years old.  [Anna Washburn TIDD was wife of Dr. Ballard]

Membership of the Troy Rotary Club,   Nov. 17, 1951       (in parenthesis after member's name; Date of membership, classification, nickname)


MAHLON B. BALLARD  (1927;  Honorary Member;  "Doc")
Physician, 185 Elmira St.
Member:  Bradford Co., Pa. and American Medical Societies County Medical Director, Pa. Dept. of Health, Director, First National Bank; Trustee, Martha Lloyd School; Methodist Church;  Mason  (Life Member);  Former President Troy Borough School Board (16 yrs.)

Children:  Richard D., Detroit;  Mrs. Helen Huntley, Washington D.C.
Hobbies:  Hunting and Fishing

Note:  As a child, "Mimi" [his daughter Helen, my grandmother] used to tell of making horse and buggy rounds with her father.  He evidently went all over the county on a regular basis.  One of her most vivid memories was of his delivery of three "illegitimate" babies in one day. That was quite a scandal back then!

This obituary was in the Troy Gazette 12-15-1955:

   Funeral services for Dr. Mahlon B. Ballard of Troy were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Dec. 15 as about 200 people attended.
   The Rev. Harry Sagar, pastor of the Methodist Church of Troy conducted the impressive services.
   Active pallbearers were Dr. J.D.W. Wood, George Case, William W. Beaman, Henry Van Dyne, John L. Parsons, and George C. Morris.
   Honorary pallbearers included Dr. G. Boyer, La Marr Holcombe, John Jung, Percy S. King, O.W. Jacquish and Ralph A. Burr of Troy; Arthur Bullock, Dr. C.M. Bradford, and Dr. A.E. Dann of Canton.
   The entire staff of the Robert Packer Hospital of Sayre, Pennsylvania , was also honorary pallbearers and they were represented by Dr. William Guthrie, Dr. William Baurys, Dr. William C. Beck, Dr. S.D. Conklin, Dr. George Carling and Dr. William R. Shellenberger.
   Dr. Ballard, recognized as one of the oldest practicing physicians in the United States, died at the age of 82 on 12-13-1955 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Internment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.

This is Dr. Ballard with my mother Suzanne, his granddaughter.  I think it was taken only a few years before his death [1955]

Birth:  18 July 1873, Troy, Bradford Co, PA  son of Martha Blakeslee and Laertes Ballard

Death:  13 Dec 1955, Sayre, PA @ Robert Packer Hospital.  His resided in Troy his entire life.

Dr. Ballard with his daughter, Helen.  She was born in 1900 so it must have been about 1902 or 1903.

I believe this is the house of Lert Ballard and wife Martha where Dr. Mahlon Ballard was born and grew up.  I am not 100% sure, it could possibly have been Dr. Ballard's house on Elmira Street.  You can see for yourself that the caption says only "Ballard House, Troy".
Joyce - The house pictured is not the house that Dr. Ballard lived in and 
practiced from.  That house was across from my grandmother's on Elmira 
Street and still exists ( now across from the Troy Hospital parking lot and 
I think next to the Episcopal Church.)  The house pictured looks similar to 
the Ellenberger house on Elmira Street now occupied by the Troy School 
System as offices.

Don Stanton

Medical School Graduation Announcement - 1894
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Troy Township, Bradford County PA
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Tribute to Thalia C. Wilson, Nurse 
Tribute to Troy Community Nurse, Thalia C. Wilson

The Community Nurse, Miss Wilson,
(A wonderful gift to Troy)
(A memorial to a loved one)
Is gold without alloy.

She allays the fears of sick ones,
Her touch is gentle and firm,
Many times she’s delivered babies,
Fought the fight ‘gainst dirt and germ.

In past rural times of candles,
Or in smoky lamps after glow,
Riding on horseback thru darkness
Or tramping thru slush and snow.

Nothing’s too hard for Miss Wilson,
None too degraded to treat,
Emergency cases are taken
And baskets of good things to eat.

Her supply of towels and wash cloths,
The sheets and pillow slips neat
Are used for unfortunate families;
Ice given for fevered heat.

The times she has gone at one’s bidding,
Regardless of time, day or night,
Never too tired to help some one,
Her smile makes the sick room bright.

Hospital trips when needed,
Bandages used by the score,
A word of encouragement given;
All this and much, much more.

Her long years of faithful nursing,
The wonders she has wrought
In the lives of so many people
And the comfort she has brought.

Perplexed both by fears and worries,
Aches, pains and sleepless night
Allayed by this angel of mercy,
Sheets smoothed by her touch so light.
The children and aged love her,
The new mother with the child,
A messenger hurries for her,
Her telephone’s often dialed.

One day and then come another
As full as they can be
But never too busy to answer
In case of emergency.

And so the life of Miss Wilson
Goes on from day to day,
Giving life and hope to sick ones,
Oh! We’re glad she’s come to stay!

A Community Nurse is a blessing
We appreciate more and more,
Our thanks to Mr. Dan Pomeroy
For the nurse in the open door.


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