Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1903
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Troy Gazette – Register
Troy, Bradford County, PA
Death of Frank Wolfe.
The death of Frank Wolfe, for a number of years a resident of Troy, occurred early Tuesday morning at Danville, Pa. Mr. Wolfe went to the Danville State Hospital in November of last year for medical treatment. For a few weeks past he had been suffering from a peculiar difficulty, which resulted in cancer of the throat, causing his death.
Mr. Wolfe was born in Troy December 28, 1852, a son of James and Ann M. Wolfe. With his parents he moved to Elmira a few years later, where he had employment for about four years. In 1887 he entered the employment of his brother, H. L. Wolfe, who at that time embarked in the bakery business in Troy, with whom he remained for a period of thirteen years, when Mr. Wolfe disposed of his interests here.
Deceased is survived by seven brothers and sisters: William of Scranton, Mrs. J. W. Harding of Williamsport, Jno. N., Mrs. Lottie Gustin and Kate of Troy, Thaddeus of Elmira and Howard of Scranton.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his sister, Miss Kate of Troy, conducted by Rev. A. E. Hall, assisted by Rev. E. P. Morse.
(Roseville News) Mrs. M. L. Davis was called to her eternal rest Sunday evening at eleven o’clock. She had been sick for some time with a cancer and had been down to her bed since last winter. She was a loving wife and mother, and will be greatly missed in the community. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, two sons, and two daughters. Funeral services were largely attended from her home at two o’clock Tuesday.
(Granville Summit News) Mat Shoemaker died at his home near this place Saturday, May 30th, after a long illness. He leaves a wife, two sons, four daughters to mourn his loss.
Twenty-second Year, #104113, Thursday, June 11, 1903 –missing
Twenty-second Year, #104114, Thursday, June 18, 1903
Mrs. Virginia Welles Viele.
The remains of Mrs. Virginia Welles Viele were brought to Troy from Geneva, Wednesday, and laid beside her husband, Jacob Viele, in Glenwood.
Mrs. Viele will be pleasantly remembered by many, as having lived here for many years. She was the second wife of Jacob Viele. She left Troy some sixteen years ago and has resided in Seattle with her daughter, Mrs. Coristhwaite. She returned east last fall for a short visit and was a pleasant and welcome guest among Troy friends during a part of November. After visiting in other localities she went to Geneva to visit her stepson, Giles Viele. Her health was not good and she continued to decline until her death on Monday last. She was of an unusually sunny and happy disposition and made friends wherever she went.
Mrs. Viele is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Croisthwaite, of Seattle, Wash., on stepson, Giles Viele, of Geneva, and Charles, of Manila.
A large number of friends met the remains at the station and accompanied it to the cemetery. Rev. Sidney Winter officiated at the grave.
Mrs. Samuel Merritt.
The death of Mrs. Mary Maria, widow of Samuel Merritt of Granville, occurred on Thursday evening, June 4th, 1903, from paralysis. Deceased was aged 73 years.
Mrs. Mary M. Merritt, daughter of John McNaught, was born in Andes, Delaware Co., N. Y., March 14, 1840. When about six years old, her father moved to Armena township, then a rugged unbroken forrest. Some seven years later, he moved into the vicinity where Mrs. Merritt lived the rest of her life. At the age of nineteen she was married to Samuel Merritt, by whom she had two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Emma Saxton, the only surviving member of the family.
Some forty-five years ago, in a very marked religious meeting, one of God’s revivals, held in the Northwoods log school house under the preaching of Rev. H. H. Strickland, -Free-will Baptist, she was converted and baptised into the fellowship of the Wesleyan Methodist church under the pastoral care of Rev. H. N. Fessenden. Twenty-one years ago, she transferred her membership to the West Granville Free-will Baptist church, where she held fellowship till her death.
Her funeral services were held on Sunday, Rev. Hughes of Troy officiating.
Twenty-second Year, #104113, June 11, 1903 –missing.
Twenty-second Year, #104114, June 18, 1903
(Gillett News) The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Cole, who died very
suddenly Sunday morning, was held yestertday at the home of her sister
Mrs. Dillitson in Elmira.
Mrs. Cole has been a resident of this place for many years but early in the winter she removed to Elmira to be near her sister. She was the wife of the late Dr. Cole and is survived by several sisters and a granddaughter, Mrs. C. F. Breakey of Camden, N. Y.
(Local News) William Gale, one of the most extensive tannery owners in Pennsylvania and after whom Galeton is named, died at his home in Brooklyn recently. He was 80 years of age and was widely known in commercial circles throughout the United States.
Harrison W. Greenough.
Troy has lost one of its representative and most respected citizens in the death of Mr. Harrison W. Greenough, which occurred on Tuesday June 16th. Mr. Greenough had been in failing health for over three years and recently confined to his home. He was able to be about the house and only an hour before his death had risen and engaged in dressing himself, when his weakened system suddenly entered into a state of relapse. Deceased was aged 65 years, ten months, and nine days. Funeral services will be held from his late home in Troy on Monday, June 22nd, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon conducted by Rev. T. A. Hughes, who will be assisted by Rev. Thomas Mitchell. Interment at Glenwood cemetery.
Mr. Greenough was born in Dansville, Livingston County, N.Y., on August 7, 187. His parents later moved to Millport, N. Y., at which place the death of his mother occurred. His father was again married to Harriet Ward and they afterwards moved to Troy township. Mr. Greenough purchased a farm on the Mud Creek road in troy township, and shortly afterwards moved to the farm in Farmer’s Valley now owned by Mrs. Delos Rockwell. In the spring of 1872 he moved to the old homestead south of Long’s Mills to take care of his father, whose death occurred on July 1st, 1875. He remained on this farm until about ten years ago when he moved to Troy boro and built the pleasant home on High street where he spent his last days.
Mr. Greenough was married on May 3rd, 1860, to Miss Charlotte Case of Troy township, who survives with the four children, R. V. Greenough of Williamsport, Mrs. Frank Morse of Troy, Zina H. of Portland, Oregon and Frank of Astoria, Oregon. On sister, Mrs. Sarah Packard of Troy, also survives.
Mr. Greenough was a man of much worth to the community in which he lived, possessing the generous qualities and a genial disposition that everywhere brought him friends. His loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him. He was a devoted member of the Baptist church, and enthusiastic in religious affairs, and served the office as deacon in his church for several years.
Death at Windfall.
Mildred daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bunyan of Windfall, who has been a great sufferer for the past seven months, died May 22nd, aged ten years. Last October, the child in some unaccountable way, ran an unbrella brace in her eye, and it is though it penetrated the brain. Some of the most skillful physicans of Elmira and Canton have been puzzled over the case. She has been ailing ever since and has been a terrible sufferer all the time. She became entirely blind and deaf, a long time before her death.
Funeral services were held Sunday following in the M. E. church, in charge of undertaker Collins of Canton. It was the largest funeral that has been held in that place in some time. The choir, consisting of Rev. and Mrs. S. L. Bovier, Mr. and Mrs. Burr Warren, and Miss Marion Bunyan, and rendered excellent music. Rev. Delmot spoke very pathetically to the bereaved parents. Elegant floral pieces were sent by members of the L. F. L., she being a member. Interment in Windfall cemetery.
Twenty-second Year, #104115, Thursday, June 25, 1903
(Alba News) James Packard of Elmira died Saturday night of typhoid pneumonia. He was brought to Alba and buried Tuesday. He had a host of friends that will miss him. He was a good railroad man and liked by all. Deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn.
(East Troy News) Died at Burlington June 20th of general debility and old age, Horace Calkins. He had lived his whole life there and was aged 83 years, four months and one day. He is survived by one sister and several nephews and nieces. Rev. Roberts officiated. Interment in the Hilton cemetery.
William Gates, eldest son of Oliver and Mary Severance Gates, died at his home in Springfield on Saturday June 20th. He was born on the farm where he died on August 10th, 1830. He was married to Sarah Henson on July 21st, 1878, and is survived by his wife and one son Charles and one brother Elisha. The funeral was conducted from the home on Sunday, June 21st, Rev. Hemming officiating.
(Austinville News) The youngest child of Orris Mudge and wife died last Friday of enlargement of the liver. Funeral was held Sunday at the M. E. church. Interment at Mansfield. Mr. and Mrs. Mudge have the sympathy of the entire community.
Edward Chandler Taylor.
The Williamsport Grit contains the following concerning the death in that city of Edward Chandler Taylor, who was an uncle of A. T. Parke of Troy.
Edward Chandler Taylor died at the residence of his stepdaughter Mrs. Lucy S. DeWitt, No. 420 High street, at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the house Monday afternoon at 2o’clock, and burial will be made in Wildwood. Mr. Taylor was a native of Vermont, having been born in the town of Andover, Dec 9, 1821. After preparing for college in his home state he entered the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, from which institution he was graduated with the class of ’54. Leaving college he settled in Delhi, Ia., where he lived for 13 years, coming to Williamsport in 1867, where he has since resided. Sept. 13, 1855, he was married at Oak Hill, N. Y., to Miss Elvira Woodruff. No children survive this union. April 12, 1877, he was married the second time to Mrs. J. W. Smith in this city, who died four years ago. Mr. Taylor was for years identified with the lumbering interests of this city, serving as bookeeper for the Susquehanna Boom company, and for some time with the planing mill firm of Culver,Barber & Co. Later he was teller in the Williamsport National bank for 13 years. He was the last member of his own family, being survived by a half brother and sister living at Troy, Pa, and the following step-children; Mrs. J. B. Winters, Butte, Mont., Mrs. Lucy DeWitt and Miss Alice Smith, of this city, and Mr. J. William Smith of New York City.
Twenty-second Year, #104116, Thursday, July 2, 1903
(Granville Summit News) Mrs. George Stotenbur died June 22, of cancer, after several long months’ illness. She leaves a husband, four children and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
Mr. John Butler, who has departed this life, was born in Rossmore county, Clare, Ireland, March 15th, 1838. He came to America 1861, and was engaged in various kinds of employment in Tioga and Lycoming counties. He came to Troy in 1886, where he has since resided. In 1899 while in the employ of the Northern Central railroad, he received an injury which rendered him a cripple. But ever active and alert to improve his time he managed to work until Monday morning June 29th, when apparently as well as usual he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered.
He was married in 1865. There were seven children, one of whom died in infancy, and the sad death of the two beautiful daughters, Margaret and Mary, in 1898 and 1899 is remembered by all. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter, William of Tamaqua, and John, James and Alice of this boro, one stepson, Commissioner M. J. McNulty
He was a devoted father, a kind husband and neighbor, and a good citizen who will be missed.
His funeral was held from St. John’s church on Wednesday morning, high mass being celebrated. Rev. W. H. Connolly officiated and conducted the services by paying tribute to the well spent life and good qualities of the deceased. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, many being present from other cities and towns.
J. B. Sears.
The death of Mr. J. Brush Sears, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert McMahon on Wednesday of last week, removes one of the most aged and highly respected citizens of Troy.
Mr. Sears was born in Southeast Putnam county, N. Y., April 9th, 1823. At the age of fifteen he united with the Presbyterian church, and has been an earnest, faithful christian ever since. The most of his life was spent in Vineland, N. J., coming to Troy to reside about a year ago. As long as his health would permit he was a faithful attendant at all the services of the church of his choice and his voice was always heard in earnest prayer and exhortation at the prayer meetings. On loss of his eye sight his greatest comfort was in reciting the first, second and fith chapters of St. Matthew, which he had committed to memory. He was married to Harriet Northrup February 4th, 1846, with whom he lived over fifty years, and their walk through life was one of beauty and rare devotion.
The funeral services were conducted from his late home, Rev. E. P. Morse officiating, and certainly death and its terrors were relieved by the beautiful and comforting words spoken. “Death is only the graduation from this earthly school of service, to that of the heavenly,” to live in Christ, to die again. Rev. A. E. Hall of the M. E. church offered prayer, and a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Fayette B. Pomeroy, Jno. E. Dobbins, Miss Emily Oliver, rendered appropriate selections, with Arthur McMahon as organist. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers, a tribute of love from his grandchildren, “Who arise up and call him blessed.” He was sick but a few hours. The Lord granted an oft repeated request that he might go suddenly, and though the summons were of that nature he was found watching and ready to depart and receive the crown, which he had won by beautiful self sacrificing and consecrated life on earth. He is survived by his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert McMahon of Troy. His remains were laid at rest in Oak Hill cemetery.
Twenty-second Year, #104117, Thursday, July 9, 1903
Died, in Elmira on the 21st of June, 1903, James Phillips, aged 90 years, 5 months and 20 days.
Mr. Phillips was the son of Charles Phillips, and was born in Springfield, Mass., January 1st, 1810. His father emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1813 and settled in Springfield, PA., on the opposite side of the road from old Major Cooley home, on land now owned by Willard Brown. Subsequently he moved onto the farm now owned by B. H. Hobart of Troy, and located one mile north of Springfield Centre. On this farm he died in March 1860, aged 77 years, 8 months, and 19 days.
James the subject of this notice, married Marth Harkness and settled near Thompson Hill, in South Creed township. In 1850 he purchased the farm now owned by his son, J. K. Phillips, in Springfield, where he lived until 1876, when he retired from business and moved to Elmira, where he remained the balance of his days. His wife deceased some fourteen years ago or in the year 1889. The exact date of her death cannot be given by the writer. They had two sons and one daughter. These were Sheldon, who decease in 1881, Judson K., of Springfield, and Martha, Mrs. Elmer Potter of Elmira, at whose house he died.
His funeral was held from the old home in Springfield, June 23rd at 2 o’clock p. m. Rev. T. Mitchell led the service, assisted by Rev. Hemming. The burial took place in the Harkness Cemetery, where the wife and son were buried years ago.
Thus has gone another of the old land marks, a man of upright life, of frugal and industrious habits and peaceful life. Thus we are all passing away, “one by on, one by one.”
(Roseville News) Mrs. Enos Watson from near Mansfield, was called to her eternal rest Tuesday morning. She leaves to mourn her loss an infant son seven weeks old, a husband, father, one sister and three brothers. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Mansfield Thursday, Rev. L. M. Gates officiated. Deceased was thirty-two years of age and had been a member of the Baptist church for a number of years.
Twenty-second Year, #104119, Thursday, July 23, 1903
John Watkins, of Morris Run, was shot and almost instantly killed Saturday night by Mike Bumbreski, a Pole. The had had a quarrel and the Pole got a shot gun and fired at Watkins at short range. The murdered, who is now in jail, says he was drunk and knew nothing of the shooting until his arrest. –Canton Sentinel.
Mr. Dumund of Armenia, died suddenly one day last week. Mr. Dumund was the father of Mrs. Albert Morgan of Philadelphia formerly of Troy.
Death at Berrytown.
Died, at their home in Berrtyown, Pa., July 9th, Jesse Addison infant son of Grant and Roena Jelliff, aged six months and thirteen days. Funeral services conducted at Bentley Creek church on the 11th by Rev. S. Barrett.
(Wells News) Jesse Warner died of paralysis at the home of his brother, Benjamin F. Warner, at about 1 o’clock last Friday afternoon, aged 80 years. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war and had resided in Arkansas for over 30 years; had been twice married but was a widower at death and no children survive him. Me came East a few weeks ago to visit his brother, B. F. Warner, was taken ill and last week a stroke of paralysis hastened his demise. Both brothers served in the Civil war. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the residence of his brother. The pastor of Pine City Baptist church officiated. Interment at Webb’s Mills, N. Y. The all bearers were Comrade Deming of Millerton, Mathew Longwell, Allen Eaton, James A. Sturdevant, C. S. Owen, William Barrett of this place.
(Roseville News) The infant child of Burt Webster’s who died of pneumonia, was brought here last week for burial.
(Leona News) Miss Fidelia Doane died Friday morning, July 17.
Twenty-second Year, #104120, Thursday, July 30, 1903
Rev. G. P. Hopkins.
We print below the account of the death of Rev. Geo. P. Hopkins of Wyalusing, formerly of Troy and rector of St. Paul’s for many years.
Rev. George Pain Hopkins,, one of the oldest priests of the Episcopal church in this diocese, died July 16 at his home in Wyalusing. He had been ill a long time. Surviving him are two daughters, Misses Julia and Essie Hopkins, who reside in Wyalusing. Funeral services were held at St. Matthews church at Stevensville, of which he was rector for many years, on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Mr. Hopkins was born in 1815; at the age of 23, he was ordained, and about 30 years ago became the rector at Stevensville. For several years he has been retired on account of feeble health. St. Matthew’s church, of which he was thrice-elected rector, was established in 1858. Rev. Mr. Hopkins was a true christian and gentleman.
(Local News) Geo. W. Butler of Herrick township, while coming home from an owl hunt on Friday night, stumbled over a rock and shot himself near the heart and lived but a few hours.
Cyrus S. Comfort.
Died at his home in Mitchelltown, July 21, 1903, suddenly, of heart failure, Cyrus S. Comfort, in the 73rd year of his age. The funeral services were held in the Snedekerville school house, July 23rd, conducted by Rev. E. P. Morse of Troy, assisted by Mr. Thomas Morgan of Coryland. A large gathering of relatives and friends, many of whom were unable to gain admission to the room in which the serivces were held, followed the remains to their last resting place above the Snedeker station.
Mr. Comfort is survived by his wife and five children, three sons and two daughters.
(Granville Summit News) Bill Fitch one of our old citizens, died July 25th at his home in this place, where he has been a great sufferer for some months past. The funeral services were held Monday at the M. E. church, burial at Union.
Twenty-second Year, #104122, Thursday, August 13, 1903
(Leroy News) Burton L. Holcomb departed this life on July 27th, after an illness of several months, with abscesses of the head. He had been a great sufferer all the while, and was unconscious to the last. Besides one brother and four sisters, he leave three children, Ida, Clairville and Robert, all at home. Funeral services were held Thursday in the Disciple church, J. C. Bryan officiating. Interment in LeRoy cemetery.
Old Bandsman Dead.
Morrell Johnson died of Bright’s disease at his home at Southport Corners, near Elmira, on Saturday, aged 58 years. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and six children, Ned of Mansfield, Norton of Dalton, Mrs. Carl Manley of Canton, Mrs. Ray Gustin of Pittsburg, Rachel and Schlestia at home. There are also two brothers, Henry of Elmira, and Julius of Scranton, and five sisters, Mrs. C. E. Riggs of Canton, Mrs. W. O. Lewis, Mrs. H. V. Walters of Mansfield, Mrs. H. E. Metcalf of Corning and Mrs. P. W. Ripley of Scranton.
The deceased was the oldest child of Orville and Rachel Johnson and was born at East Troy in 1845. He enlisted in the civil war when only seventeen years of age and served in the 11th Pennsylvania cavalry and received an honorable discharge after serving three years.
His occupation during his life was organizing and teaching bands. There are many fine cornet players throughout the country who received their first instruction of him. At one time he organized a band composed of boys under the age of sixteen in the orphan school at Mansfield. –Towanda Review.
Our community was startled last Friday by the announcement of the sudden death of one of its respected citizens in the person of Mr. Joseph Wagner, as bout few knew that he was even ill. He died in the Arnot Ogden hospital at Elmira, where he had gone the previous Monday for an operation.
Mr. Wagner was a workman of exceptional ability, having been engaged in the carriage business in Troy for many years, coming here in 1877, and being employed by the late Levi Bradford. He was born in Philadelphia February 18th, 1851. In 1879 he was married to Augusta, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Bradford, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by two daughters, Caroline and Pauline, and one son, Louis, all of Troy, and two brothers, Paul of New York and John of Philadelphia.
The funeral was conducted from his late home on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. A. E. Hall spoke impressively on the uncertainty of life. He was borne to his last resting place in Oak Hill by the following neighbors and friends: Dr. R. C. Kendall, Dr. Wilson, B. W. Williams, W. F. DeWitt, James Lamkin and Charles Green.
(Gillett News) William Dean, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Wellsburg, N. Y., on Tuesday morning. He is survived by a wife and three sons.
Mrs. Susan Aspinwall.
Mrs. Aspinwall died at Austinville, August 9th, 1903. She was the eldest daughter of Charles Haven, deceased, and was one of a family of seven children, two of whom, Oscar and Aaron, remain. Her birth occurred December 17th, 1835, consequently she was at the time of her death, 68 years, 8 months and 22 days old. She was united in marriage to I. N. Aspinwall, June 7th, 1855. A greater part of the time since that, she has lived on the farm where she was born, tow or more miles from Austinville. She became a member of the Columbia and Wells Baptist church in 1852.
Mrs. Aspinwall was one of the best christian workers, a woman of untarnished character, and was held in highest esteem by all who knew her. Mr. Aspinwall has the sympathy of the community at large in his great bereavement, and the more so as he left with no blood relatives to aid him in bearing the burdens of life in his declining years.
The funeral was largely attended, and was held from the Baptist church and was held from the Baptist church at Austinville at 2 o’clock on the 11th inst. Rev. Barge Gates, the young Baptist pastor, preached an excelletn sermon from the text: “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.” Other parts of the service were conducted by Rev. T. Mitchell of Troy, who had known the deceased from her early youth.
The interment was in the Besley cemetery.
(Windfall News) Mrs. Ellen Ferguson of Granville Summit died at her home Monday. Funeral Thursday at the M. E. Church.
Twenty-second Year, #104123, Thursday, August 20, 1903
Mrs. Edith May Fuller.
Mrs. Edith May Fuller, the beloved daughter of William A. Fuller and wife of Springfield, passed away very suddenly at her home, Mantague, Michigan, Sunday evening, August 9th. The remains were brought to the home of her parents and the funeral service held on Wednesday the 12th, conducted by Rev. E. Hemming, of Springfield. The deceased was 28 years of age, an unselfish, christian girl, well known because of her exemplified character and will be greatly missed by her relatives and friends.
John Cartright of Meshopen, aged 19 years, had his legs cut off Sunday evening. He was hanging from the steps of an excursion train as it was pulling out of Tunkhannock station and lost his balance and fell beneath the wheels which cut off his legs between the knee and hip. The train which was heavily loaded could not be stopped until it had traveled about two miles past where the accident occurred. When he was finally reached he was still alive but it was two hours before a doctor could be had and he died in the hospital at 5 o’clock Monday morning.
Child Drowned at Sayre.
Stuart Filmore Brillhart aged 6 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Brillhart, was drowned in the Susquehanna river at Sayre, Sunday morning. Young Brillhart in company with two other friends were on the river In a boat trying to catch some floating objects and Brillhart lost his hold and fell into the water.
The other boys were frightened and instead of trying to rescue their companion they rowed for the shore for help. After he had been under 40 minutes he was found in 10 feet of water by Samuel Davenport who dragged for him and Dr. Cowell of Athens, was summoned, who worked over him for two hours but he was two far gone to be resuscitated. Both of the boys’ parents were away from home at the time of the accident.
(East Troy News) Reuben Stiles’ remains were brought here from his daughter’s home in Austin last Friday. He was born and reared in this vicinity and always resided here until his wifes’ death a little over a year ago, he then went to live with his son Robert in Elmira and later went to Austin to live with his daughter. He was nearly 85 years old. The funeral was held in the Baptist church, Rev. Roberts officiated. A quartet sang three selections very sweetly. Beyond the smiling and the weeping Lifes’ span of fleeting hour, and go thy rest in peace. Mr. Stiles is survived by one son, Robert who lives in Elmira and one daughter Frances Weigand of Austin, and brother Lucius of Athens.
(Local News) Gilbert Searles of New York, formerly of Troy, departed this life in New York on Wednesday of last week at the advanced age of 89 years. The Rev. Stephen Merritt who is a friend of the family officiated both at the funeral and burial which took place at White Plains. Mr. Merritt is remembered as being a great friend of the late U. S. Grant and as having also officiated at his burial. Mr. Searles was the father of Mrs. F. M. Spencer of Troy.
(Springfield News) It is with sorrow that we record the death of our esteemed townsman, O. P. Harkness, whose funeral took place from his late home, Tuesday, August 18. Thus ends a useful life, whose honorable career has won for him the respect of the entire community.
(Roseville News) Mrs. Benjamin Wilson died at her home in this place on Saturday. She leaves to mourn her loss and aged husband, a son, and one daughter.
Linus Smith. (A whole corner of this obituary is missing, so will
put in what can be read)
…..at home in Columbia ….August 7th , 1903 of a con….diseases, after an illness …months, Linus Smith, in his ….years of his age.
Linus Smith, the subject of this sketch, was the son of Henry and …ah A. Smith, and was born in Ridgebury twp., Bradford Co., Pa., on February 6th, 1844. There he grew to manhood and spent the greatest portion of his live. On November 13th, 1882, he was married to Mary Emma daughter of Stephen Bullock, of Columbia, and she with one daughter, Ethel May, their only child, born July 21st, 1885, survive him.
His funeral was held at his, late residence on August, 8th and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends: the Rev. B. Brunning, Universalist minister of Mansfield, Pa., officiating, when all that was mortal was reverently laid to rest in the silent City of Dead.
Mrs. Ann Sherman Bohlayer.
Mrs. Ann Sherman Bohlayer departed this life at her home on Armenia last Friday after a lingering illness from dropsy. She was the only daughter of Ira and Marion Sherman, and was born in Providence, R. I. In September 1834, but lived in Troy for many years, and was highly esteemed for her many christian virtues. She is survived by her aged husband, who has the sympathy of all, for hi is left all alone in his declining years. She is also survived by her two nephews, and two nieces: Henry and Theodore Sherman, and Mrs. Willis Flick all of Troy and Mrs. James Cavanaugh of Cleveland, Ohio. The funeral was conducted from the Baptist church last sabbath morning. The Rev. T. A. Hughes officiated, who spoke impressively from Psalms, 55-6 “Oh that I had wings like a dove; for then would I fly away, and be at rest.” Appropriate selections were well rendered by the choir. There were many beautiful flowers conspicuous among them was a large white cross contributed by the C. E. Society. She was laid to rest in Glenwood beside many friends who have preceded her to their long home.
O. P. Harkness.
O. P. Harkness, Esp., of Springfield, whose death was published in last week’s Register was the son of John Harkness, Jr., and was born on the farm where he died. His grandfather, Capt. John Harkness, settled on the same place, March 1st, 1804. He was the first permanent settler within the limits of Springfield township. The deceased had two brothers and two sisters. Of these, one brother, Samuel, only, remains. His wife died about two years ago. His children, Stanley, Lena, Elmer, and Edna (now, Mrs. George Wolcott) survive and are all residents of Springfield.
Mr. Harkness was one of Springfield’s most respected citizens, of untarnished character, having the respect of the entire community. He held the office of Justice of the Peace many years. Although not a member, yet he was a regular attendant and supporter of the Baptist church, to which his wife and three of his children belonged.
His funeral was held from the home, Rev. E. Hemming, the Baptist pastor, officiating. The interment was in the Harkness cemetery.
His son Stanley and daughter Lena, have our especial sympathy as they only are left at the old home where but recently the entire family lived unbroken, making a cheerful, happy home.
Twenty-second Year, #104124, Thursday, September 3, 1903
(Coryland News) John A. Hagerman who went to the Williamsport
hospital for treatment a few weeks ago, died August 25 and was brought
to the home of his son Judson. Funeral in the Baptist church last
Friday. Rev. Berge Gates officiating. Mr. Hagerman was 63 years
of age and was a potent sufferer for many years. He was well liked
by his many friends. Three children, Judson of this place, Mrs. Sarah
Richard of Waverly and Cora of Groton, N. Y., survive.
Next Sabbath evening, Mr. Morgan will preach his farewell sermon. His many friends regret his going away.
(Granville Summit News) Mrs. Margaret Loomis died at her home near this place on Thursday, after a short illness. She was about the house and seemed better at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn, her husband, three daughters, two brothers, two sisters and a host of friends.
Twenty-second Year, #104125, Thursday, September 10, 1903
Death of Mrs. L. H. Doane.
Mrs. Emma Austin Doane, wife of Langdon H. Doane, died at her home in Leona at 10”30 Sunday morning, aged 68 years. Mrs. Doane was born in Monroe county, N. Y., and before her marriage on January 1, 1866, taught school in Burlington and Smithfield townships, this county. She was a woman of estimable qualities, devoted to her home and family, and will be sincerely mourned by all who knew her.
Besides her husband she leave six children: Joseph A. and Arthur L. of Towanda, Sidney L. of New York, Harry P. of Troy, Mrs. E. J. Ballard and Miss Myra E. Doane of Leona.
Twenty-second Year, #104126, Thursday, September 17, 1903
Edwin F. Loomis, Editor of the Troy Register, Sir:
We have just received a copy of your paper announcing the death of my sister-in-law, Mrs. Susan Aspinwall of Austinville. In it you say Mr. Aspinwall has no blood relation to “Aid him in bearing the burdens of his remaining years. My family and I desire that you contradict the statement, as I am his sister, the only blood relative living and also desire to say we have always taken great interest in each other and had we known of this sad occurrence in time, some one of us would have surely found means to be there.
You will confer a great favor upon us by publishing this statement and sending me a copy of the paper. Trusting to hear from this in the near future. I remain, very respectfully, Mrs. Sheardown.
(East Troy News) Our town was shocked when the news of the death of Mrs. Jesse Campbell of Breesport, came over the telephone last Friday night. Every one knew Mrs. Campbell and loved her for she was a bright and of a loving disposition. She lived here until a short time before she married, when they moved to Troy, and she was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in trouble. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church in this place until they moved away and was always found ready to do her duty. She taught a large Sunday school class for several years, was also member of the W. C. T. U. All will mourn a loss of a dear friend and will extend sympathy to the bereaved family. She is survived by her husband, G. U. Campbell, one small son three years old, her father, J. W. Dexter and one brother and many other relatives and friends. Her remains were brought from her home to Troy M. E. church Monday morning. Rev. A. E. Hall, preached. Interment in the cemetery at this place where her mother and brother are.
Twenty-second Year, #104127, Thursday, September 24, 1903
Nathaniel, son of Seth and Lydia Gernert, died at their home at Dunnings, September 18th, aged two years and eleven months. Brief funeral services were held at the home and more extended services at the home of the grandparents, John Gernert and wife of Columbia X roads. Services conducted by Rev. S. Barrett.
Death of Frank Mitchell.
The sudden death of Frank Mitchell late of Pittsburg, Pa., occurred in Troy on Sunday last, at about 7 o’clock ‘.m. at the age of 51 years.
Mr. Mitchell had been in ill health for some time past, and had been visiting here at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. J. Boom, since April last. Since coming here his condition continued to grow worse and he had been troubled lately with hemorraghes of the lungs. It was from the effects of one of these attacks that caused his death. At the time of his death his sister, Mrs. Bloom was on her way to New York on a business trip, and had stopped in WilkesBarre at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leonard, where she received the sad news.
Mr. Mitchell was formerly a resident of Troy, and about thirty years ago went to Pittsburg, where he entered employment of the large Westinghouse Mfg. Co., in his capacity as an expert machinist, where he remained for over twenty years.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his mother, Mrs. Samantha Mitchell, sister Mrs. C. J. Bloom, brothers, James Mitchell of Troy, one half brother Geo. Mitchell of Elmira, and half sisters, Mrs. Wm. Pettingill of Troy and Mrs. Robert Leonard of WilkesBarre.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. J. Bloom, at 2 o’clock, and were in charge of Rev. A. E. Hall of the Methodist church. Burial in the family plot at Glenwood cemetery. Mr. Hessinger, Mr. Bloom’s assistant undertaker, very ably conducted the funeral.
(Alba News) Mrs. John Richmond died Saturday night at her daughter’s, Mrs. Elmily Peters of this place. She was 88 years old. Her husband who is six months younger, still is in good health. She was burried at the Alba cemetery.
Twenty-second Year, #104128, October 1, 1903
(Berrytown News) The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Hagerman was held at the Berrtyown church on Wednesday afternoon. A large number of relatives and friends were present. The entire community mourn with the bereaved family the loss of a true friend and Christian lady.
Mrs. Jesse Dexter Campbell.
The many friends of Mrs. Jesse Dexter Campbell were shocked and deeply grieved on hearing of her sudden death on Friday, the eleventh of September, at her home in Breesport, the particulars of which will be explained by the letter below, written by the Vice-president of the Breesport W. C. T. U. to the president of the Troy Union. Mrs. Campbell had many friends in Troy who mourn her loss and deeply sympathize with the bereaved husband, father, and brother, to whom her loss is irreparable. Most beautiful services were held at her late home, and the following touching words were read in behalf of the W. C. T. U. of which she was so faithful a member, and whose whole heart was in the work, and it seemed fitting that her last earthly effort was in behalf of the cause she loved so well and her epitaph should be “She hath done what she could.”
(The next long paragraph is just more of praise for her work.)
Her remains were brought to Troy on Monday, the 13th, and were met at the station by a large concourse of friends and delegation from the Troy W. C. T. U. The services were held in the M. E. church of which she was a faithful and consistent member. It was beautifully decorated by the Harmony Circle, while a large wreath and bank of flowers contributed by the Troy W. C. T. U. added to the many beautiful ones which had been place on the casket by the White Ribbon co-laborers, in her late home. Her former pastor, Rev. A. E. Hall, spoke tenderly and of her christian character while residing here. A quartet composed of Mrs. M. A. Davies, Miss Titus, Messrs. Willour and Atwood, sang appropriate selections. At the conclusion of the services her remains were borne to her childhood home in East Troy and laid beside her mother who departed this life many years ago, and while we wonder at this strange dispensation of Providence, we submit and say, we know “He doeth all things well.” –Horseheads, N. Y. august 12, 1903.
Twenty-second Year, #104129, Thursday, October 8, 1903
(Alba News) Mrs. John Warren died September 24th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Clark.
Another Sad Death.
Another sad death to startle the community and again warn us “That in the midst of life we are in death” and that “We know not what a day may bring forth,” was that of last Sabbath, when Mrs. Grace Hunt Teeter departed this life at her home on Canton street, aged thirty four years. The deceased had been in failing health for the past two years, but able to be around, being possessed of a hopeful disposition, and much energy of character. On Friday previous to her death she spent the forenoon at the office of her husband, assisting him in electrical work, and in the afternoon was engaged in domestic affairs in her home. So the call was sudden.
Mrs. Teeter was the only child of John and Augusta Colony Hunt. About fourteen years ago she was married to Ernest Teeter of Austinville, resding there until about three years ago when they moved to Troy, where she has made many friends, endearing all to her by her amiable disposition and lovely manner. She will be missed in the home, church and community and sympathy is extended to the bereaved husband, father, and other friends by whom she is survived.
Her funeral was conducted from her late home, and the large concourse of friends who gathered to pay their last tribute, was an evidence of the high esteem in which she was held. The casket we laden with beautiful flowers. Rev. A. E. Hall of the M. E. church offered prayer. Miss Henrietta Pomeroy sand appropriate selections, and Rev. E. P. Morse of the Presbyterian church spoke works of comfort from Ezekiel 24-16.
The remains were interred in Glenwood.
The friends present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. William Colony, Mansfield, Mrs. Chas. Colony, H. H. Ferguson and Wilmot Knapp and wives and Mrs. Burton Colony of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Blackwell of Towanda, Dr. Dwyer and wife of Canton, Mrs. Chas. Fraley of Athens, George Fraley and wife of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Teeter of Austinville, and many others from the surrounding towns.
(West Burlington News) George Goddard died Wednesday September 30th, after a long illness at his life-long home where he had lived almost 80 years. Another old land mark has been taken away. Funeral services at his late home, Friday afternoon, interment in Hilton Cemetery.
George W. Goddard of West Burlingotn, September 30th, age 79 years.
Mrs. Ernest L. Teeter of Troy, October 4th, of diabetes, aged 33 years.
5 yr. Old son of Seth Gernert and wife of Dunning, October 6th.
Darwin Spalding, of Canton, Tuesday, October 6th age 85 years.
Twenty-second Year, #104130, Thursday, October 15, 1903
Death of Mrs. Florence Viele. A Native and Prominent Citizen of
Troy for Many Years.
The many friends of Mrs. Florence Viele of Dunning, formerly of Troy, were sadden to hear of her death which occurred at her late home last Friday, October 9th, having been a confirmed invalid for twelve years, suffering from a stroke of paralysis, and followed by others until the end.
She was the daughter of Frederick Orwan and Lucinda Adams, and granddaughter of Judge Jerry Adams. She was born in Troy, October 28th, 1843, and was considered one of his most beautiful and fascinating women of the regime of thirty years ago. Her father held a commission of Colonel in the late war, and died at Fort Smith, Arkansas. In 1864 she was married to Edward F. Perine, a prospective young business man of unusual qualification, and at that time one of the leading merchants of Troy, and many remember his sudden death in New York, where he had gone on business leaving a young bride of less than a year and babe of a few weeks, to mourn his loss.
In 1869 she was again married to Giles F. Viele, another prominent business man of Troy, and resident here until about fifteen years ago, when they moved to Dunning, Mr. Viele purchasing and conducting a flouring mill there.
She is survived by Mr. Viele, and four children. Edward Perine, of Waverly, N. Y., Frederick Orwan Viele of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. D. B. (Budd) Falkner and Mrs. Frances (Frank) Palmer of Dunning.
The funeral was conducted from the home of her niece by Rev. Sidney Winter, and a large concourse of friends followed her remains to their last resting place in Oak Hill cemetery.
Ency Mitchell Calkins.
The subject of this notice, Mrs. Ency Mitchell Calkins, was a well known and highly respected citizen of our town may years ago, and will be pleasantly remembered by the older citizens. She was the eldest of seven daughters of Richard and Harriet Mitchell and was born in Tioga, Pa., April 2nd, 1830. She was married to F. J. Calkins, September 22nd, 1852, and immediately began her residence in Troy. She afterwards moved to Towanda where Mr. Calkins died in 1882. After his death she removed to Corning, and resided for several years, thence to the far west to make a home for her children, whom she showed rare courage and devotion in rearing, and lived to be rewarded by seeing them happily settled in life. She was the mother of three children, Ella who died in 1863, and buried in Glenwood, Belle, mow Mrs. Hamilton, and Raymond, both of Chicago. She died in Chicago, Saturday, October 10th. Her remains were brought to Troy and funeral held from the home of her brother, Capt. B. B. Mitchell, Monday afternoon, and conducted by Rev. E. P. Morse of the Presbyterian church. The sermon was preached by the venerable Thos. Mitchell, who was her pastor during her residence in Troy. The remains were interred in Glenwood. Mrs. Calkins is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Newberry Calkins, Mainesburg; Mrs. Corbin, Corning; Mrs. Demarest, Binghamton; Mrs. Bovden, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and one brother, Capt. B. B. Mitchell, Troy.
Death at Dunning.
Death has again invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Gernert of Dunning, Pa., and removed their little son Seth, who died October 6th, aged 5 years, 1 month, 19 days. This seems doubly sad, following so closely the death of little Nathaniel, who died September 20th. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held at the home, Undertaker Beaman in charge. Religious service conducted by Rev. S. Barrett.
(Roseville News) The many friends of Rev. C. H. Crowl, now of Tioga and formerly of this place, were saddened last week when the news reached this place of the death of his beloved wife.
(Roseville News) Fred M. Kelley, son of Charles and Alice Kelley, departed this life Saturday morning at 8 o’clock. About three years ago he joined the M. E. church and since then has been a faithful attendant both at church and Sunday school. He was a great sufferer from Quick Consumption and heart disease, having been confined to the house less than a month. He leaves to mourn, a father, an invalid mother and two brothers, George and Warren, living in Mansfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday at two o’clock in the church, Rev. F. M. Smith officiating. Burial in Watson cemetery.
(Local News) Russel Orvis died at his home in Sullivan, today at 10 o’clock of paralysis, aged 23 years. The funeral will he held in that place Saturday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Stoker officiating.
(Local News) Mrs. Nancy Dewey died at her home in Sullivan, Monday, October 12, aged 83 years. She had been in poor health for a long time. Two sons survive and a host of friends mourn her loss. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. Stoker of Mainesburg, officiating.
(Leroy News) Willie, aged about two and one half years, son of Walter Harris and wife, died last Thursday night of typhoid feaver. He was sick only a short time and the bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community. Funeral services were held Saturday p.m. in the Church of Christ. Burial in LeRoy cemetery. Grohs Allison, Leslie Holcomb, Purley Morse and Robert Chilson acted as bearers.
Twenty-third Year, #104131, Thursday, October 22, 1903
Death of Hon. M. O. Loomis.
One of Bradford County’s Prominent Citizens.
Hon. Milton Oscar Loomis was born in Troy Township, Bradford county, January 28th, 1843, and died October 18th, 1903.
He was a son of Ezra and Harriet Pratt Loomis. His paternal grandfather came from Connecticut and settled in what is now Troy Township about 1803, locating on the farm now owned by his heirs. His maternal grandparents were Asa and Celia Leonard Pratt, formerly of Massachusetts, and pioneers of Canton Township, Pa. His grandmother Celia Leonard Pratt was a daughter of Tilley Leonard, a pioneer of Burlington Township, Pa. His father Ezra, was born in Troy Township one of its prominent citizens, and serving one term as Commissioner of Bradford county.
Milton O. Loomis was reared in Troy Township, where he has always resided. He received a common school education, of which he made good use. He taught seventeen terms of school in Burlington, Canton, and Troy Townships, and was at one time Principal of Canton Grade school. He became one of the leading citizens in his home township. He was married November 2nd, 1869, to Sarah, daughter of Adin and Sophia Spears Calkins of Springfield Township, and had three children, Grace, Mrs. Edbert VanHorn, Clem A. and Lucia W. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. E. Second New York Harris Light Cavalry and participated in quite a number of important battles and was discharged first corporal of his company June 7th, 1865. He was a Royal Arch Mason and a member of Gustin Post, G. A. R.
As a citizen Mr. Loomis took an active interest in the welfare and progress of the community in which he lived, taking a leading part in what he considered its best good. His success as a leader is best attested by the various positions, social, educational and political, his, during his active life. He was a staunch Republican, stalwart in every sense of the word, and was rewarded by his party for his interest in its welfare, by various offices, elective and appointive, held while active in politics. In 1884 Mr. Loomis was elected one of the commissioners of Bradford county, served one term of three years. *n 1888 he was elected Representative to the State Legislature from the Western District of Bradford county and served with credit to himself and his party. As a man and neighbor he will be best remembered, hospitable generous and “true to his friends,” to the extent of money and personal effort for their pleasure and comfort.
His death was due to a chronic heart trouble, aggravated and greatly increased by an attack of pneumonia in January of the present year. He is survived by his immediate family, one brother Lucia E. Loomis, and one sister, Mrs. L. F. Calkins of East Troy.
Funeral services were held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. E. P. Morse of Troy. Members of the Masonic Lodge attended in a body, and the impressive Masonic services were conducted at the burial at Hilton cemetery.
Native of This County.
George Hyde Bears, who was born in this county in 1822, was a brother of Mrs. E. C. Oliver of Troy, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John T. Davidson in Elmira, Thursday afternoon. He was one of a family of 13 children of whom eight are living. He was a member of the old Southern Tier rifles from which the Thirtieth Separate company was formed. One son, Lester H., of Syracuse, survives, besides the brothers and sisters. –Reporter-Journal, Oct. 8.
(Burlington News) Lewis Hiney, Jr. died at his home on Pleasant Hill Saturday evening, aged 27. He leaves a wife, and aged father and mother, four brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Juliaette Cornell.
Juliatte, widow of the late Zopher Cornell of Springfield, Pa., died at her home in that place Wednesday evening, October 14th, aged 79 years and four days.
Mrs. Cornell was born October 106h, 1824, in Delhi, Delaware county, N. Y., the child of George and Angeline Howland Gates. She was married to Mr. Cornell February 28th, 1856. To them were born one son Willis G., who with his family remain upon the farm. Mr. Cornell died a year ago.
The close of life came painlessly, simply sinking into sleep. She was a kind neighbor, always ready to assist any who might be in need. She was confined to her bed but three days, when the summons came that might come to all. Funeral service at her late home, conducted by Rev. S. Barrett on Friday.
(Local News) Frank Sawdey died at his home near Dunnings Tuesday, October 20th, after an illness of several months.
Twenty-second Year, #104132, Thursday, October 29, 1903
Jesse N. Williams Dead.
Passed Suddenly Away on Tuesday Evening.
One of Troy’s prominent and well known citizens and business men, Jesse N. Williams, passed suddenly away at his home on Canton street Tuesday evening about 7 o’’clock, from the effects of an apoplectic stroke. Mr. Williams was as well as usual during the day and after eating his supper had laid down for a short rest. He had been asleep but a short time when Mrs. Williams went to his room, whose attention was attracted by something unusual in his appearance. She attempted to arouse him, but her efforts proved in vain, and she sent for physicians, who found he had breath his last while asleep.
Mr. Williams was possessed of a large circle of friends in this vicinity and elsewhere, who will miss in him a man of a kindly and generous nature, but in the home is felt the greater loss of a husband and father who was devoted to them. He was very capable in business affairs of which he took a prominent part, and gave attention to matters of public benefit, and to the welfare of those about him.
Deceased was born in Troy township January 21st, 1859, on the old homestead near Farmers Valley, the only child of Oliver and Mary Williams. His boyhood days were spent here, receiving his school education in Troy. After twenty-one years of age, he spent some time intermittently in the west at the home of his uncle, James Linderman at Osseo, Wisconsin. On June 11th, 1887, he was married to Catherine Williamson of Blossburg. Four children were born to them, two dying in infancy, and Laura and Phillip, who with a step-daughter. Miss Nan Williams, survive. About nine years ago Mr. Williams moved to Troy boro, residing on Prospect street. Two years later the family removed to Mainesburg, where he purchased and operated a large farm. Five years ago Mr. Williams again changed his residence, going to Kane, Pa., where he successfully conducted a hotel for three years. One year ago last March he sold his hotel property and removed back to Troy, where he later purchased the fine home of the late Hon. Delos Rockwell on Canton street, and also the livery stables operated by Fred Costello. Mr. Williams was also interested in several large investments, and in copper mines in Wyoming.
Funeral services were held at the late home of decease this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
(Granville Summit News) Mrs. John Haflett died at their home at Windfall on October 23, after a long illness. Funeral on Monday, burial at the Windfall cemetery. She leaves a husband, three sons, two daughters and a host of friends to mourn her.
(Leroy News) Mrs. Samuel Kitchen, died at her home Oct. 13th from paralysis. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband three sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held Thursday in the church of Christ in LeRoy. Rev. G. P. Morse spoke ver pathetically to the bereaved parents. Emery Kitchen and wife and Robt. Kitchen of Cameron Co., came to attend the funeral, also Mr. and Mrs. Barden and Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell of Mansfield were in attendance.
Twenty-second Year, #104135, Thursday, November 5, 1903
(Roseville News) Mrs. Jessie Sherman Wood of Savona, N. Y. died at her home on Monday of pneumonia. Mrs. Wood was 47 years old. She was a sister of Hiram and Charles Sherman of this place and was brought here for burial. She leaves besides her husband a large circle of friends. Interment in Watson cemetery.
(Windfall News) The three months’ old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Porter died Friday. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon.
(Leroy News) Mrs. John Kelley of Emporium, died last week of cancer. She had been in a hospital for treatment a long time, and a daughter was also being treated for the same. Mrs. Kelley will be kindly remembered, as she formerly lived here, her maiden name being Flora Morse.
(Wells News) Mrs. Edward Coke died last Friday afternoon at her home at Judson Hill, aged about 70 years. She had been an invalid for a long time and suffered a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago, which caused death. Mrs. Coke was an estimable, kind friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed. She is survived by a husband and several grown up sons and daughters. The deceased was an adherent of the “Dowie doctrine” and the funeral and burial last Sunday was in accordance to the doctrines of that divine creed.
Funeral of Jesse N. Williams.
The funeral of Jesse N. Williams whose sudden death at the age of 44 years and 10 months, occurred on the October, 27 was held on the 29th, at 2 o’clock from his late home.
Paragraph duplicate of notice in October 29, 1903.
Mr. Mitchell has been acquainted with the Williams family for the last fifty years, and has within that time officiated at the funerals of the following persons connected with it, previous to the death of Jesse: Ansel Williams, Jesse’s grandfather, buried May 1st 1859, aged 70 years, Mrs. Experience Williams, Jesse’s grandmother on his mother’s side, March 10th, 1894, aged 93 years, Oliver Williams, Jesse’s father, March 18th, 1894. Jesse’s ancestors were among the earliest settlers of this region.
(Local News) Alice Louise, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. York of Sylvania, died very suddenly of spinal meningetis last week Thursday at noon, aged seventeen months. She was taken ill Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday.
Twenty-second Year, #104134, Thursday, November 12, 1903
Death of David Smith.
David Lewis Smith, who died in Lawrenceville, October 30th, was born December 29, 1816, in Connecticut, but afterwards moved with his parents to the town of Oxford, Chenango county, N. Y. In 1833 he came to Tioga county, first settling at or near Ansonia. The greater part of his life from that time was spent in this county. At the close of the civil war he went South, where he spent two or three years as foreman of a bridge-building company. His first wife was Mary Smith, by whom his seven children were born, four of whom survive him—W. W. Smith, of Alma, N. Y.; Mrs. Emily Bump of Athens; Mrs. Alice Ballard, of Lawrenceville, and Miss Jesse of Marshlands. A few years ago he married Mrs. Jane Ward of Lawrenceville, who also survives him.
Mr. Smith lived for several years in Wellsboro in the house now occupied by D. L. Deane, Esq. He had been almost a life-long member of the Methodist church, having united with the church at the age of 12. He was one of a family of eleven children, four of whom are still living, their ages averaging nearly 80, They are R. M. Smith, J. J. Smith and O. A. Smith, all of Marshlands, and Mrs. Lomanda Dickinson of Middlebury. –Wellsboro Agitator.
Deaceased was the father of Mrs. M. M. Ballard of Lawrenceville, who was formerly a resident of troy, Mr. Smith formerly resided in Sylvania and Sullivan.
(Gillett News) The funeral of Miss Mabel Sturdevant, who died at Charlotte, Michigan, was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sturdevant of this place. Rev. Spase of Fassett conducted the services.
(Berrytown News) The funeral of Miss Anna Craig of Danville, Pa., formerly of this place occurred at the home of her sister Mrs. Frank Huntley on Sunday last. Funeral in charge of Undertaker Beaman. Religious service conducted by Rev. S. Barrett, assisted by Revs. Clow and Hemming.
Twenty-second Year, #104135, Thursday, November 19, 1903
Icabod S. Jones.
Icabod S. Jones, one of the well known and respected citizens of Roaring Branch, died on Saturday, November 7th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. Ebersole in that place. Death was due to “Hodgkins diesease.”
Since last June he had been in failing health, but only for the past four weeks had he been seriously ill. The funeral was under the auspices of Canton G. A. R. post, being held Monday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, in the Methodist church. The Rev. Mr. Dice, pastor of the Evangelical church at East Point, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services. Interment was made in I. O. of O. F. cemetery there.
Mr. Jones was born in Grover, Pa., February 7, 1841, and resided in this vicinity his entire life. Since the death of his wife (four years ago) he made his home with his daughter in Roaring Branch. Mr. Jones served three years in the Civil war, during which time he was promoted to corporal. Mr. Jones is survived by two daughters and two sons –Mrs. A. B. Ebersole of Roaring Branch, Mrs. W. J. Vickery of Columbia Cross Roads, Charles of Youngstown, Ohio, and Harry of Troy.
Mrs. Carrie B. Smith.
Mrs. Carrie Bolt Smith, wife of Seymour Smith died at her home in Fairview, West Burlington township, Sunday November 8th of heart trouble. Funeral services were held at Fairview church, Tuesday. Rev. W. P. Miller preached from the text: “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.” Mrs. Smith was 52 years of age, and has always lived in this vicinity. She leaves a sorrowing husband and granddaughter who lived with her, also a daughter-in-law and two brothers, David Bolt of Fall Brook and Fremont of Fairview. Mrs. Smith was a member of the M. E. church at Fairview and loved the things of God.
Twenty-second Year, #104136, Thursday, November 26, 1903
(Leroy News) Mrs. Herbert Larcum departed this life Sunday Morning about ten o’clock. She had been sick about four months with quick consumption and a very patient suffer. Besides a husband, one son and an adopted daughter, she leaves an aged mother, three brothers and four sisters. Burial in Granville Center cemetery.
Miss Mabel Sturdevant.
Miss Mabel Sturdevant of Gillett, Bradford county, during the Pan-American exposition met in Buffalo a young man from Charlotte, Mich., named Copeland, and fell in love with him. After they returned to their homes they frequently communicated with each other by letter, and about three months ago Miss Sturdevan went to Charlotte to visit Copeland. Two weeks ago she committed suicide by hanging. She had appealed in vain to Copeland to make good his promise to marry her. Three hundred citizens of Charlotte, upon learning of Copeland’s part in the tragedy, took him to the public square, gave him a coat of tar and feathers, and warned him to get out of town within twenty-for hours, under penalty of more severe punishment. He went. Miss Sturdevant was 28 years old, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sturdevant. The body of the young woman was brought to Gillett for burial.
(East Troy News) Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Ayers, Sunday morning, November 22nd, Mr. Somner of Athens. The remains were taken to Athens for interment on Monday.
Twenty-second Year, #104137, Thursday, December 3, 1903
Mrs. Mark Guthrie.
The subject of this sketch was born in Burlington, Pa., Oct. 26, 1862, and died November 26, 1903, aged 41 years and 1 month. She was the daughter of Byron L. Nichols and Polly (Simons) Nichols. They had but one other child, a son died eleven years ago.
Her only near relatives living are her father, husband and son Jesse, nine years old.
She came with her parents to Troy when she was three years old. Here she resided until ten years ago where she was married to Mark Guthrie, and went to Leona, where she had lived until the time of her death. She had poor health for several years; but kept bravely up and faced life’s ills with the best of cheer. She was a person of refinement and culture, being highly esteemed by the community in which she lived. She was a devote Christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, first in Troy and then in Leona.
Funeral services were in charge of Undertaker C. J. Bloom of Troy and were held at Leona church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment in Glenwood cemetery at Troy.
Death of Widely Known County Physician. Dr. E. A. Everitt of Burlington,
Died Sunday Morning, Aged 72 years.
Dr. E. A. Everitt, who died at his home in Burlington on Sunday, was one of the best known physicians in Bradford county, having practiced his profession for 46 years in Burlington.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.
Edward A. Everitt was born in Duchess county, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1831, and was the son of Dr. John and Sarah Coryell Everitt. The father was of Puritan stock while the mother was of French descent, a daughter of Judge Emanuel Coryell, a distinguished man of his time. The greatgrandfather Coryell owned the ferry at Trenton and assisted in transferring Washington’s army across the Delaware. There has been a doctor in the Everitt family for many generations back. Several members of the family fought in the Revolutionary war.
The subject of this sketch attended the Owego academy, attended lectures at Ann Arbor and Albany Medical college, was graduated from there in 1856 and located at Burlington in 1857, where he has always enjoyed a large and lucrative practice. He was a delegate to the America Medical association and county physicians for many years. He was twice married, first in 1856 to Harriet S. Greatsinger, by whom he had one son, Dr. John E. Everitt, a physician practicing at Franklindale, and one daughter, now Mrs. S. L. Gates of Elmira. His wife died in 1873 and Dr. Everitt was married again 18 1876 to Miss Hattie Phelps of Burlington.
Dr. Everitt was an active Republican and served several terms as burgess of Burlington borough. He held several other offices of trust. He had a fine professional and general library. –Towanda Review.
(Alba News) Tuesday afternoon death came in our midst and took Mrs. Alvin Thomas from her family and friends. She was sick but a short time. She was a young woman and will be missed very much in the community. She was very active in the church and a large circle of friends left to mourn.
Redmond McGoughran. One of Troy’s Best Known and Most Respected Citizens.
Redmond McGoughran, who passed away on Tuesday of last week at the venerable age of eight-two years, was born in Fishkill, Duchess county, New York, November 25th, 1821. In 1852 he was married to Anne Martin of New York and moved to Troy in 1857, where he has since resided, being highly esteemed and respected in the community, and his friendly greeting and happy smile will be missed by all who came in contact with him.
His call was sudden, but he was ready to depart. He had been indisposed for several days, but seemed somewhat better. On Tuesday morning he was sleeping, when his wife going in the room to look after his welfare, discovered he had entered into rest. The sudden blow to the family calls out the sympathy of their large circle of friends, for they have lost a kind father, whom they loved and respected. Mr. McGoughran was engaged in the trade of coopering until his retirement from business several years ago. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. C. J. Cummings of Williamsport, Mrs. Brock, Masspequa, Long Island, Mrs. F. G. MacRae, New York, Mrs. M. J. Cosgrove, and Mrs. Daniel Mack, Elmira, Henry of Rochester, N. Y., Henry of Rochester, N. Y., Alexander of Orange, N. Y., John, Fort Hamilton, N. Y., and James of Nine LaMott, Mo.
A remarkable circumstance is that in the large family of nine children, all are living, and although residing at diversified points it was possible for every one to be present at the funeral, which was held at St. John’s church on Friday morning, where a Reguiem Mass was celebrated, Rev. W. H. Connolly officiating, which was followed by an address in which the virtues of the deceased were extolled. The remains were taken to Elmira and laid at rest in S. S. Peter and Paul’s cemetery.
Twenty-second Year, #104138, Thursday, December 10, 1903
The death of Mrs. Julia E. Walburn, wife of Samuel Walburn, occurred at her home near LeRoy on November 30th. Funeral services were held at Granville Centre church, December 3rd. Burial at Granville Centre.
Mrs. Sarah Louis Young died at her home at Pisgah, December 2nd. Funeral from the home, December 4th. Burial at Wetona.
The Truthful Editor. (The following item was placed here as a result
of the criticism of the publishing of some entries being glossed over.)
“Died, Thomas P. Rowell, aged 29 years, 6 months and 13 days. Deceased was a mild-mannered pirate, with a mouth for whiskey and an eye for boodle. He came here in the sight with another man’s wife, and joined the church at the first chance. He owed us several dollars for the paper, a large meat bill, and you could hear him pray six blocks. He died singing ‘Jesus Paid it All,’ and we think he is right, as he never paid anything himself. He was buried in an asbestos-lined casket, and his many friends threw palm leaf fans in the grave, as he may need them. His tombstone will be a favorite roosting place for hell-divers and hoot-owls. Let him R. I. P. (Rest in Peace)”
(Local News) Nettie A. Sawdey of Fassett, died at her home on Saturday, of acute Bright’s disease aged 44 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday by undertaker Bloom of Troy, 12 o’clock at the home and at 1 o’clock at the Fassett church. Burial at Gillett.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Lois D. Youngs, who was reported sick, died at her home on Pisgah last Wednesday morning at 8:30, December 2nd. Interment in the cemetery at Wetona. She leaves to mourn her loss five sons and two daughters and her husband, who will miss the loving companionship of a wife and mother. Undertaker Beaman had charge of the funeral. Rev. M. H. Loller officiating.
Mrs. Samuel Walburn.
Mrs. Samuel Walburn of LeRoy, departed this life last Monday evening, November 30th. She had been in very poor health nearly two years, and for the past year has been a great sufferer with a scirrhus cancer, which finally caused her death. Her physicians had told her in the early part of the summer that nothing could possibly be done to saver her life, but they would try and make her comfortable as possible while she lived. She was not surprised at hearing this sad news, but replied that all she could do was wait until the time came.
Mrs. Walburn was 63 years of age and was born in Delaware Co., N. Y. Her maiden name was Julia Emily Wilcox. She was married about 43 years ago and the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living, namely, Charles, Elton, Ulysses, DeEtte, Mrs. Jas. McKerrow, Georgie, Mrs. Fred Greenleaf, Ada, Mrs Fred Nottingham, Ida and Florence.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Granville Centre church and were in charge of Undertaker J. W. Beaman of Troy, who conducted it in a very satisfactory manner.
The bearers were Clarence Selleck, Dayton Saxton, Harry Morse, Siegel Holcomb, Edward Lindley, and Lucius Quick. Interment in Granville Centre cemetery.
Twenty-second Year, #104139, Thursday, December 17, 1903
(Local News) Mrs. Ida S. Nichols, wife of Bryon L. Nichols died at her home in Lancaster, Pa., on Sunday morning last, of pneumonia, after an illness of nine days, age 46 years, interment at Lansdale, PA. Deceased was formerly a resident of Troy.
Twenty-second Year, #104140, Thursday, December 24, 1903 (Done in Red and Blue ink)
Death of Native of Burlington.
Mrs. Deborah McKean, wife of J. F. McKean, died on Wednesday night of this week at her home at Athens after a long illness with consumption. She spent six months the past year in California for her health and was greatly improved. Later disease made deeper inroads and death resulted.
The deceased was the daughter of R. B. Kendall and was born in Burlington, 52 years ago. She received her education at Burlington and LeRaysville, afterwards teaching school for several years. Besides the husband one son, Jay, survives, also the father and mother.
Alfred P. Slade.
Alfred P. Slade died at his home in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, December 14th. Mr. Slade had been sick for nearly two years but was confined to his bed only about two months. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maria Slade, two sons, G. W. Slade of Bloemfontein, South Africa, Mr. Clinton A. Slade of Kansas City, and two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Odell and Mrs. H. M. Page, both of Kansas City. Mr. Slade was sixty-one years old and a son of Laura and Philip Slade.
Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Lydia Knapp of Troy, Pa.
(Local News) Mrs. William Finch, of Sullivan, while on a visit to friends in Kansas, died suddenly. She was a daughter of Edwin Dewey of Sullivan.
Mrs. Joseph Hicks.
The death of Mrs. Hicks of Leona, occurred December 9th at 8 p.m. She had been ill with what seemed to be the grippe for ten days, and was thought to be recovering till near the last. The funeral was held at the Wetona Methodist church. It was largely attended by her many friends and relatives who deeply mourn her loss.
Deceased was born in Smithfield, Pa., October 9th, 1850. She was a daughter of Stephen and Lorinda Crane. She had one sister living, Mrs. Ella Northrup of Smithfield, and four brothers, Chas. Crane of Lansing, Mich., Lewis of Elmira, Harlo of Minneapolis, Minn., Cornell of Buffalo. She married 24 years ago to Joseph Hicks. Her one child Lewis Clinton, died at the age of three and a half years.
Mary E. Hall.
Mrs. Mary E. Hall died at her home in Elmira, West 11th street, Thursday evening last, aged 55 years. She is survived by her husband James Hall, and three sons: Miner Carr of East Troy, Pa., Albert Carr and J. C. Hall of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Fanning of Elmira, Mrs. Emma Balyes of Connecticut; one brother, Albert Laman of Indianapolis.
Deceased was formerly a resident of Troy.
Death of Mrs. Andrew Bailey.
Mary J. Bailey, wife of Andrew Bailey, died Sunday at her home near Overshot, after an illness of a considerable time with dropsy. She was 67 years of age and is survived by her husband and several children as follows: Valentine who lives at home, Daniel and George of Burlington township, Mrs. Charles Metzger of North Towanda, and a daughter living in the West.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 12 o’clock at the home.
Mrs. D. H. Williams.
Mrs. D. Harkness Williams was born in Springfield township October 15, 1832 and was married to H. H. Williams in 1858 and became mother of three children, Clarence, Frank and Florence. She was well known in Troy being identified with the Methodist church for about forty years. In September 1901 she went to Johnsonburgh to visit her son Clarence and remained there two years, being in feeble health. A severe attack of congestion of the lungs terminated her long and faithful life on December 11th, 1903. The remains were brought to the home of Frank Williams on Canton street and the funeral held there on Monday the 13th, Rev. A. E. Hall officiating. Interment at Glenwood.
(Fairview News) The funeral of the infant son of Charles and Rubie Kinsman was held Saturday at 10 o’clock. Interment was made at Smithfield.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Horton, the aged wife of A. J. Horton, who has been sick for some time died at their home here last Thursday morning. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband who is blind and very feeble, and five sons Charles and Bert of this place, frank and George of Elmira and Nat of Gillett, besides several grandchildren. Rev. Mr. Roberts officiated at the funeral, which was held in the Baptist church Saturday at eleven o’clock. Interment in the cemetery at Troy.
Virtus News) The remains of Master Ralph McLain, son of Alexander McLain who was killed by the cars near the Madison Avenue bridge in Elmira were brought to Baptist Hill for burial on Saturday by undertaker Campbell of Elmira.
(Alba News) Mrs. Alice Hooker died Sunday morning, December 27th.
She was buried Wednesday in the Alba cemetery.