Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1904 - Yesterday's News
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Twenty-third Year, #104165, Thursday, June 16, 1904
(Roseville News) Henry Sherman, son of Hiram and Lydia Sherman, died on Wednesday morning at two o’clock. He had been ailing for some time and puzzled the doctors to some extent. He grew almost blind and was unable to walk alone for some time past. Henry was a bright and promising young man and had many friends wherever he was known and loved by all who knew him. He was but eighteen years old and his untimely demise has cast a gloom over the entire community. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday, p.m., at 2 o’clock, Rev. L. M. Gates of Mansfield officiating. Burial in Watson cemetery. He leaves to mourn, a father, stepmother, one sister, Mrs. John Davis and a brother, L. G. Sherman of Elmira. The afflicted family have the sympathy of the entire community.
(Roseville News) Mrs. Wesley Reynolds died at her late home in Roseville Sunday morning. She leaves a husband and one son Lee, who was recently married and moved to Troy, and has one of the R. F. D. routes. Funeral services were held Tuesday p.m., in the M. E. church.
Twenty-third Year, #104165, Thursday, June 16, 1904
(Berrytown News) The body of James Brown was brought here for burial in the Checkerville cemetery last Thursday. Mr. Brown was killed by the cars while walking on the track near Chemung, N.Y. Mr. Brown was well known here having married Miss Viletta Fuller of this place, who with five children survive.
(Ridgebury News) Mrs. Jud Evans died at her home Friday morning, after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and three sons, also one sister, Mrs. Aaron Seafuse of Wellsburg, and one brother in Elmira. The funeral was held from her late home Sunday, p.m. Interment in Bentley Creek cemetery, Rev. Showers of Wellsburg officiating.
Twenty-third Year, #104166, Thursday, June 23, 1904
Mrs. Mary Colony Pettingill.
The subject of this sketch was born in Delaware county, N.Y., December 4th, 1820 and came with her parents to Wells township to reside in 1840. In 1844 she was married to George W. Pettingill and went to Jackson, Tioga county, moving from there to Leona, where she has been known and highly respected for the long period of nearly half a century. Here husband died twelve years ago and since that time she has been an inmate in the home of her son, M. W. Pettingill, who is her only survivor. She passed away on Friday June 17th, from disease incident to old age. A woman of energetic mind, a great reader and her declining years were made happier by her retention of faculties, which enabled her to indulge in that pastime. She had been a member of the M.E. church for many years, being faithful in the attendance of its duties, and always present at its services as long as health permitted, and when denied that privilege her great solace was her Bible, whose daily perusal was her chief delight.
Her funeral was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of undertaker Bloom of Troy. The Rev. L. L. Wilcox of the M. E. church spoke. A large number of friends followed her remains to her last resting place in the Leona cemetery.
(Leona News) Mrs. George Pettengill, an aged resident of this place, was buried on Sunday. She is survived by one son, Monroe, and family of this place. Funeral in charge of undertaker C. J. Bloom.
Mrs. Edith M. Gibbs.
Mrs. Edith M. Gibbs died at her residence in Elmira on Saturday morning at 9:45 o’clock, of heart trouble. She has been a patient sufferer for over a year. She is survived by one son, James E. and one sister, Mrs. E. E. Potter of Elmira, and one brother, Mr. J. K. Phillips of Springfield, Pa. A little over a year ago her husband, L. S. Gibbs, a well known printer, died. The funeral was held from her late home Monday at 4 o’clock. Rev. Dr. W. T. Henry officiating. The interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.
Twenty-third Year, #104167, Thursday, June 30, 1904
Found Dead in Woods. Decomposed Remains of Curtis Wright Discovered.
The badly decomposed body of Curtis Wright was found in the woods near a creek not far from Mountain Lake on a recent Saturday morning. The body was discovered near the farm of Robert Pruyne which is on the road leading from Luthers Mills to the Lake. Wright is supposed to have been dead for about six weeks as that was the last seen of him. Justice Morgan of Luthers, viewed the remains and impaneled a jury which reached the finding that Wright came to his death from unknown causes. The body was in such a state of decomposition that it was impossible to reach the manner of death. As far as could be ascertained there was no evidence of foul play. It is supposed by those living in that vicinity of the occurrence that Wright either committed suicide or that he was struck by lightning.
Wright was a watch tinker and formerly lived at Athens. He was for a time an inmate of the insane department at the county house but for the past year or more had been working out among the farmers in the vicinity of Mountain Lake. He was an unmarried man and was about 56 years of age. He has a brother, Lester Wright, living at Athens.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Miller.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Griffin Miller died at the home of her adopted son. Fremont, of Athens, June 18. Mrs. Miller had been blind for several years, during which time, as boy and mind were failing, she required almost constant care. This was cheerfully and faithfully given by her daughter-in-law. Mrs. Fremont Miller. She was born in Wilton, Conn., in 1818, and came to Bailey’s Corners with her husband, Jonathan Miller, when a young woman. There home was always the home of the itinerate preacher 50 years and more ago. Mrs. Miller was noted for her industry and benevolence.
Funeral services were held in the Freewill Baptist church at Bailey’s corners, of which she was a member, Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Roberts of East Troy, officiating. Friends and neighbors gather to pay their last respects to her who was so pleasantly associated with their childhood’s days.
Twenty-third Year, #104168, Thursday, July 7, 1904
(Edsallville News) Mrs. Floyd Knapp, formerly of Wells, died in California last week. Mrs. Knapp went to California last January for her health, but kept growing worse until death came. Her remains will be brought to Elmira for burial.
Twenty-third Year, #1197, Thursday, July 14, 1904
Afton M. Wooster. Death of a Former Trojan.
The remains of Afton M. Wooster, who for many years was a prominent resident of Troy, were brought here for burial on Wednesday last from his late home in Elmira, where after a long and painful illness he departed this life on Monday last. Mr. Wooster was born in LeRoy township, February 5, 1849, a son of Malvin and Fidelia Wooster. Left an orphan at five years of age, Mr. Wooster was reared in the family of L. D. Taylor at Granville Centre. He received a common school education, and on reaching his majority engaged in farming one year in troy township, on the farm now occupied by Ira Parsons. He was married on November 16, 1870, to Philena, daughter of Dr. S. W. and Amanda Shepard of Troy. He settled in Troy boro in 1872, and for six years was engaged in the draying business. In 1878 he embarked in the grocery business with O. E. Boothe, in which he successfully continued for several years. This firm was later dissolved. Mr. Boothe retiring Mr. Wooster taking as a junior partner, A. L. Rolison, from which firm Mr. Wooster later retired himself, and went to Athens to reside, being engaged as a commercial traveler, when his health failed, and for the past few months he has been a great sufferer from Bright’s disease. He later moved to Elmira.
His funeral conducted from the Disciple church last Wednesday afternoon, was in charge of undertaker Bloom and largely attended. The Rev. G. H. Gordinier officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Phoenix.
The remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Wooster is survived by a wife and three sons, Melvin and Harold of Elmira, and Frank in the U.S. navy, now stationed in Birmington, Washington.
Foul Play Suspected. The Body of Michael Crowley of Ridgebury Found Dead in His Door.
Michael Crowley, an unmarried man who lived alone on a farm in Ridgebury, was found dead in his door yard about3 o’clock Sunday afternoon with a bruise on his head that points strongly to the fact that he met with foul play, says the Athens News. His face was torn and chewed by dogs as to be almost beyond recognition. The coroner is investigating.
Saturday morning John Hurley, a friend of Crowley, went to Smithfield to purchase some meat for him. He returned about noon. Saturday evening about 5:30 o’clock Daniel Donovan, who lives on the adjoining farm went to Crowley’s house and inquired for him. Hurley was lying on a couch in the house at the time and in answer to Donovan’s inquiries, said that he thought that Crowley was out in the barn. As Donovan saw nothing of Crowley he went away. Yesterday afternoon James and Arthur Robinson, while on their way past the Crowley house, discovered the body lying in the door yard as stated above. They immediately notified the neighbors and the coroner. Coroner Holcomb responded and a coroner’s jury was immediately impaneled and after viewing the body, and taking the evidence of the men who found it, adjourned until Wednesday. The whereabouts of Hurley is not known. Hurley spent Saturday night with a relative about two miles away but after breakfast yesterday morning disappeared and has not yet been located. The meat which Hurley purchased was found on the stove yesterday.
Michael Crowley was a son of Timothy Crowley who emigrated from Ireland and was one of the pioneer settlers of Ridgebury. He was 41 years old and lived on the old homestead. He is survived by a brother, John of Ridgebury and a sister, Mrs. Mary Reardon. The funeral will be held at the Catholic church in Ridgebury tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock, interment in the cemetery at that place.
(Gillett News) The funeral of Harry Andrus, son of Wisner Andrus of Bodines, Pa., was held in the church last Sunday morning. Rev. P. Reynolds had charge of the services. The deceased was thirty years of age. Death was due to appendicitis.
Death at West Franklin. Alonzo Morse Dies While Mowing Grass in Field.
Alonzo Morse, an aged resident of West Franklin, and living alone, was found dead in a field near his home, where he had been cutting grass with a scythe, his hand still grasping the handle when found. He was last seen, so far as known, on Monday about noon, and the body was not discovered until Tuesday morning about 10 o’clock. Death is thought to have been due to heart failure.
(Local News) William Vroman died at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dora Vroman in Granville, June 28th, aged 84 years.
(LeRoy News) Mrs. Lyra Holcomb Clarke, wife of Encell Clarke, whose illness we mentioned two weeks ago, died Saturday night, July 9th, aged 22 years. Death was due to blood poisoning. She was the daughter of Guy and Amanda Holcomb. Besides a husband and infant son four weeks old, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Carl McCraney of Towanda, to mourn her loss. The funeral was held on Tuesday from the Granville Centre church, conducted by Rev. J. L. Murphy and B. A. Bower. The Granville Centre choir sang appropriate selections. Burial in Granville cemetery.
(Berrytown News) Many relatives, friends and former schoolmates of Fred Clark, who died at his home in Elmira Heights, on Sunday evening, July 10th, assembled at the cemetery at Checkerville on Wednesday the 13th, to attend his burial. He formerly lived here, where he was always a favorite with old and young. He was nearly nineteen years. Of age.
(Berrytown News) Mrs. Luther Gates died at her home near Bentley Creek, July 16th and was buried the 18th. She was 82 years of age, and had lived for 65 years on the farm where she died. She had several acquaintances in Berrytown, who with others will miss her kindly presence. Funeral services in charge of undertaker VanBuskirk of Wellsburg. Religious services in charge of Rev. S. Barrett.
Twenty-third Year, #1198, Thursday, July 21, 1904
(Local News) Samuel Kerrick died on Monday at his home in Austinville. Burial services took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Twenty-third Year, #1199, Thursday, July 28, 1904
(Fairview News) The funeral of Hiram Foster was held Tuesday at 1 o’clock at Granville Center. Death was due to a shock from which he never rallied. Mr. Foster has lived for many years at Baileys’ Corners. He was a veteran of the Civil war, a well known and highly respected man. A wife and several children are bereaved.
(Local News) A cablegram from London announced the death of Mrs. Flora Mosher Houck. Mrs. Houck belongs to the McKean family, and has many relatives in Troy and vicinity.
(Local News) The funeral services of the late A. D. McCraney, Canton’s chief of police for many years, was held on Monday afternoon.
(Roseville News) Stanley, the 3 year old son of Anthony and Helen Benson, died Wednesday night at 11:30 o’clock. He was stricken on Sunday with cholera infantum, and afterwards seized with convulsions and died the following Wednesday night. He was a bright child, of lovable disposition, and had many friends. One peculiar circumstance in the death of the little one, he being the only grandson in either family. Funeral services were held at the home on Friday p.m., at 2 o’clock, conducted by A. C. Young in a very satisfactory manner.
(East Troy News) The funeral of Miss Lena Roberts, whose sickness has been noted in these items, was held last Saturday at eleven o’clock, a.m., at the Baptist church. For several days she was not as well, but no one thought the end so near, until last Thursday morning and at fifteen minutes of five in the afternoon, she sweetly fell asleep to awake on the resurrection morn, and although Lena has suffered for so long with rheumatism complicated with other diseases she has been so patient. Rev. Davies of Troy, assisted by the Rev. W. H. S. Loller officiated. Ten young lady friends and member of her Sunday school class all dressed in white and each one carrying a beautiful boquet, preceded the casket in the church. Following are the names of the friends: Mrs. Angie Loomis, and Misses Ruby and Grace Calkins, Ada Ward, Libbie Ball, Bessie VanHorn, Mary Ellis, Ida Hoose, Lydia Jones and Jennie Warner. The pall bearers were Ben Ballard, Clem Loomis, Willis Greenough, John VanHorn, Frank Cole, John Rathbone. The out of town relatives and friends were, Mrs. S. A. Roberts and daughter Miss May of Binghamton, N.Y., Rev. R. J. Roberts of Coundersport, Mrs. E. French and son of Owego, N.Y., C. M. Butler and D. R. Butler of East Chatham, Edron Tipple and sister Ella and Miss Amelia Whitney of Wellsboro, Pa. Miss Lena is survived by her parents, Rev. L. A. Roberts, pastor of the Baptist church of this place, and mother, and one brother Herbert.
Florence Wood Arnout.
Florence Wood Arnout, wife of Dr. Theo. M. Arnout of Elmira, died at the family residence in East Smithfield, Pa., on Thursday last and was buried yesterday. Mrs. Arnout had for many years been a confirmed invalid and great sufferer. She had many relatives in this city for whose information this notice is given.
Very Sudden Death. Hiram Foster of Granville Centre Died After Few Hours’ Illness.
Hiram Foster died at his home in Granville Centre on Saturday, after a few hours’ illness. Mr. Foster attended a lawn social at the home of Willard Arnold on Friday evening. Mr. Foster went home early and became unconscious soon after reaching home. Dr. Dann of LeRoy was called but he remained unconscious to the end. He leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. Orrin Bailey, Mrs. Clarence Andrews of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Vanness Alexander of Newark, N.Y., Alfred and Irvin of Washington, D. C., Clarence and Jesse of New York. Mr. Foster was a soldier of the Civil war.
Twenty-third Year, #1200, Thursday, August 4, 1904
Death of Lena May Roberts.
On Wednesday, July 20th, 1904, many hearts were saddened by the death of Lena May, only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. L. A. Roberts of East Troy. Although her long sickness caused her parents and friends much anxiety, she bore her suffering with so much patience and kept so hopeful and cheerful, it seemed that she was slowly improving, until the last few weeks it became evident she was gradually failing, until the end came.
She was born December 22nd, 1886, and was baptized and united with the Free Baptist church at South Apalachin, N.Y., in the summer of 1897.
Her funeral was held at the First Baptist church at 1 o’clock, a.m., Saturday, July 23, Rev. Davies of Troy officiating, assisted by Rev. W. H. S. Loller of the M.E. church of East Troy. Interment in the Glenwood cemetery.
John A. Perry.
John A. Perry died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Warner at Virtus, July 25, aged 80 years, after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Perry was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, but has lived in this county since the age of 16 years. He was one of a family of three children, two sons and one daughter. Only one survives, Alvah Young of Florida. He was married to Mary B. Watkins in 1849. Three children were born to the, one son and two daughters. Only one survives, Mrs. Ella Warner. He leaves to mourn his loss his aged wife, daughter and brother, Alvah Young.
The funeral was held at the home of his daughter July 27, with Rev. T. A. Hughes of Troy, officiating, and undertaker Beaman of Troy as funeral directors. Interment in Baptist Hill cemetery.
Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Benson of Rutland, July 21st, of spinal meningitis, aged three years. Funeral services conducted from the home on July 22nd by undertaker Beaman.
Mrs. Mary J. Swain of West Burlington, July 31st, of cancer of the stomach, aged 63 years. Funeral services conducted on August 2nd from late home by Undertaker Beaman of Troy, Rev. J. L. Phoenix of Troy officiating.
Seymour Batterson died on Monday August 1, at Denver, Col. Remains will be brought to Troy for interment, funeral services to be held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of Penn Batterson.
(Sayles News) Died on Thursday afternoon, July 28, at the home of her son, D. B. Boyce, of this place, Mrs. Lydia Boyce, aged 68 years.
Twenty-third Year, #1201, Thursday, August 11, 1904
H. S. Sweet Dead. Immediate Cause of Heart Failure Ended His Life Suddenly Saturday Afternoon. Was in Poor Heath. His Loss as one of Troy’s Most Prominent Citizens is Greatly Mourned.
Trojans received a severe shock Saturday afternoon, at the news of the sudden death at his home, of Henry Stephen Sweet, one of Troy’s most honored and respected citizens. Although Mr. Sweet had been in ill health for some months past, the fact that he was known to have been lately in an improved condition of health, from which his friends entertained the hope of his ultimate recovery, produced the feeling that the ending of his existence in this world was an untimely one.
Mr. Sweet was the owner of the elegant home known as "The Terrace," the old Horace Pomeroy mansion, coming to Troy in the pursuit of benefiting his health, which had been much impaired as the result of an attack of malaria fever contracted during his life in the south. While here he had been under the medical attention of Dr. M. B. Ballard and the change of elimate proved steadily beneficial to him. In the early part of the summer he suffered a slight relapse, but his health soon returned to its state of improvement, to the gratification of many solicitous friends.
At. exactly 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, he was proceeding from his home to the large stock barns of the estate, meeting his son William at a distance midway, when suddenly, after a few words of greeting had been passed, he staggered and fell dead into the arms of his son, as the result of failure of the heart.
Mr. Sweet was born at Harford, Pa., Susquehanna county, on July 21, 1840. At the age of sixteen he entered into the life of teaching and remained in the Harford graded schools in this capacity for about three years. Later he was given the position as principal of the Soldiers’ Orphan School at Harford, which institution finally came into his ownership, he later disposing of his interests in the same. He was married in 1869 to Miss Esther M. Orvis of Mansfield, and residing near Harford until 1886, he in that year moved to Detroit, Mich., where he remained for about four years. From there he again changed his place of residence to Orvisburg, Miss., where for nineteen years he was successfully being president of the Champion Lumber company. During the last year of his residence there, he was prostrated with malaria fever, returning to Harford for a short period. From there he moved still father north to Mansfield, Pa., in the effort to find more favorable conditions for the benefit of his health.
In 1901 Mr. Sweet made a visit to Troy, for the purpose of attending the Troy fair. In driving past the Horace Pomeroy mansion he was so favorably impressed with its attractions that he made an immediate purchase of the property, moving to Troy with his family soon afterward.
Funeral services were held from the late home on Monday afternoon at 2"30 o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. P. Morse. The remains were taken to Harford, the place of his birth for interment.
Fell to His Death. James G. Benson of Col. X Roads Falls From Window in Elmira and is Instantly Killed. Suspicions of Murder. Colored Woman Last Person with Him and May Have Pushed Him Out of the Window Intentionally, But She Denies it.
Wednesday’s edition of the Elmira Advertiser contains the following account of the fatal fall of James G. Benson of Col. X Roads, from a Baldwin street building in that city:
Wild stories that murder had been committed in a house in Baldwin street swept through the business street swept through the business section of the city last night. The rumors had it that Mrs. Ida S. Johnson, a negress, residing in well furnished apartments over W. T. Reed’s picture frame store, at 161 Baldwin street, had pushed James G. Benson from a front corner window, death resulting from a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain. Coroner Annabel and Captain Patrick Hartigan have decided that the man’s death was the result of an accidental fall from the open window and that the woman had nothing to do with it. The other members of the force who were on the case concurred with the Coroner and the Captain, and Mrs. Mary F. Parmenter, of 311 Pennsylvania avenue, corroborated the principal points mentioned by Ida Johnson regarding the movements of Benson almost until the moment of his death. The policed found that Ida Johnson did not tell the exact truth regarding the affair when first questioned and will hold her in a cell in the Police Matron’s section of the City Hall, where she will be more closely examined by Chief Cassada and his assistants this morning. At 9:25 o’clock Joseph Laidlaw, a former Health Inspector, crossed the narrow alley which runs from Baldwin street at point 150 feet from East Market street back toward Exchange street. He had taken but a few steps when he was horrified by the thud of the falling body. ………More details of investigation.
Who Benson Is.
Benson was 60 years of age and a veteran of the Civil war. He had lived at Columbia X Roads all his life and drew a quarterly pension of $36. His wife owns property in the village, but Benson had no regular occupation. He worked at times as a laborer. He was a heavy drinker at times and would go on protracted sprees.
The family was not notified of the death last night, but will be this morning.
On July 31, 1904, Mrs. Gorton Swain of Burlington, of Cancer, aged 62 years.
Mrs. Katharine Whitehead of Burlington, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hettie Johnson, August 9th, of general debility, aged 83 years. Funeral services held Friday at the Burlington Methodist church.
(Wells News) Mr. and Mrs. Ed Terwilliger of Gillett, mourn the death by cholera infantum of their infant son last week, aged about ten months.
(Local News) Howard Spalding of Williamsport, a brother of Mrs. Helen Peck, died on Wednesday, Mr. Spalding was a former clerk on the mail car on the Northern Central railway.
(Austinville News) The sad news was received here last week of the death of William Seers of Mansfield. Mr. Seers married one of our girls, Lucy Gernert, and clerked for some time in the store here. The entire community extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Mrs. Gorton Swain.
Mrs. Gorton Swain of Burlington, departed this life Sunday morning, July 31, 1904. She had been in very poor health for several years and for the past four months had been a great sufferer with a cancer on her liver, which caused her death. She was a very patient sufferer, and although family and friends, yet we believe it was all for the best, that she should not suffer longer but go to her reward. Leaving a record behind that she was a true Christian, a patient sufferer, a faithful wife and mother, and will be missed by a large circle of friends.
Mrs. Swain was 62 years, 11 months, and 5 days of age and was born in Burlington, Bradford county, Pa.
Her maiden name was Mary Jane Beach. She was married March 10, 1859, to Gorton M. Swain and went to house keeping on the farm on which she died, leaving her husband, two daughters, one adopted son and eight grandchildren to mourn her loss, namely Mrs. Nettie Ward of Burlington, Mrs. Ellie Horton of East Troy, and Charlie who is at home, one adopted son Amy, having died several years ago. Two brothers Anthony Beach of Bloomington, Neb., and James Beach of Troy, still survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 o’clock at her home and were in charge of undertaker J. W. Beaman of Troy, who conducted it in a satisfactory manner. Rev. J. L. Phoenix of Troy, preached a very appropriate sermon. The bearers were Burt Guild, Delos Blackwell, Edgar Dibble, Mit Case, Frank Carry, Frank Henson. The choir consisting of Myron Allen, Florence Houselander, Ernest Hall and Mrs. Estell, sang very appropriately for the occasion. Interment in Old Church cemetery of Burlington.
Twenty-third Year, #1202, Thursday, August 18, 1904
Very Sudden Death. Burton W. Woodruff Dropped Dead in Weigester’s Drug Store.
Citizens were shocked to learn that Burton W. Woodruff, a resident of Troy and a painter, by trade, dropped dead Saturday evening about 6 o’clock in Weigester’s drug store, death occurring from the immediate cause of heart failure. Deceased was aged 34 years, and leaves a wife and four children, besides two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Seager of Depew, N.Y., and Mrs. Thomas Pulver of Straight, Pa., who were in attendance at the funeral services held on Tuesday from the late home of deceased.
Death of George N. Newbery.
The news of the death of George N. Newbery, which occurred at an early hour yesterday morning, came as a sad surprise to his many friends, as Mr. Newbery, who, although had been seriously ill for many weeks past, had been during a few days past in an improved condition, but he was taken with a sudden attack, death resulting from failure of the heart. A more extended notice will be published in our next issue. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, from late home of deceased.
(Local News) William Mold, a former resident of Blossburg, died suddenly while at work in the LaFrance shops in Elmira. The remains were taken to Blossburg for burial.
(Local News) Mrs. Lydia Ross of Granville township, August 13th, of paralysis, aged 77 years. Funeral services conducted from the Granville Centre church on Monday.
(Fairview News) Miss Sophia Taylor of this place has received word the death of her sister, Lottie Sackett. Miss Sackett went a few years ago to Honolulu, as a private secretary of a government official. She was a sufferer from asthma and recently left her position and went to Africa, hoping to get relief, where it is reported she died. Miss Sackett has relatives in this vicinity and formerly lived in Towanda.
Twenty-third Year, #1203, Thursday, August 25, 1904
Horrible Accident. Two Men and Team Killed at Railroad Crossin Near Canton Monday Morning. Carelessness The Cause of Accident. The Victims Are D. G. Lindley and Jacob Miller, and Willis Wheary Seriously Injured.
The Northern Central passenger train No. 2 due in Troy at 8:40 a.m., ran into a milk wagon at a crossing just above Canton Monday morning at 9 o’clock, killing D. G. Lindley, the driver, and Jacob Miller, aged about twelve years. Willis Wheary, another boy about Miller’s age, was very badly injured. Both horses were killed and the wagon was demolished.
……..More details of accident……
Mr. Lindley was a prominent farmer of East Canton, and was well known throughout the county. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at late home of deceased.
G. N. Newbery. Death of One of Troy’s Most Prominent Citizens, Successful Business Man.
George Newman Newbery, the son of Elihu Newberry and Jane Dobbins Newbery, was born November 9, 1831. He received his early business training in the store of G. F. Redington, which stood where the Williams House now stands. He began his trade in 1848, the same year in which a disastrous fire wiped out of existence every other store of the place.
In 1853 Mr. Newbery entered into partnership with George L. Peck, succeeding G. F. Redington, and in time Perine & Co. This partnership proved to be very pleasant one as well as very successful and continued up to the time of Mr. Peck’s death, December 12, 1900. At one time they owned the largest mercantile establishment in Bradford county. In 1873 the firm changed to Newbery, Peck & Co., by taking into partnership Isaac Cleaver and M. E. Bailey. The large brick block occupied by Cleaver & Greene and known as the "Bee Hive", was erected by them in 1880. Eight years later they sold out their mercantile business and had since opened an office in the same block where they looked after the business affairs. For about fifty years Mr. Newbery had been a very well known and prominent man in Troy. Surely he will be severely missed.
Mr. Newbery was married December 17, 1856 to Sharlet U. Baldwin of Troy, who have always made their home in this town, where they have been well known through the years. About seventeen years ago they moved to their beautiful new home on Prospect street.
Mr. Newbery’s health had been poor for some time, but about twelve weeks ago was taken severely ill, and for the past weeks his life had hung in the balance. All was done that love and means could provide until Wednesday morning at four o’clock, August 17th, this beloved citizen of Troy and constant friend of the church, went out from his beautiful home and devoted circle of loved ones.
The funeral was largely attended at the house on Saturday at one o’clock. Dr. Williams of the Genesee conference paid loving tribute, Rev. George E. Hutchings of Mansfield offered prayer and the pastor conducted the service. C. J. Bloom had charge of the funeral. Interment at Oak Hill.
(Berrytown News) Marguerite, infant daughter of Joseph and Carrie Culp of Bentley Creek, died August 17th of cholera infantum, aged six weeks. Mr. Culp was formerly of this place.
Seymour Batterson, whose death occurred in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 8th, was born in Troy, in 1830, was therefore in his 7rth year. He died of heart failure after only two days illness. His remains were brought to Troy and funeral conducted from home of his brother, W. P. Batterson on Saturday, the 13th, Rev. T. A. Hughes, officiating. Interment in Glenwood.
Mr. Batterson is survived by two sons, James of Denver, Col., Frank of Benezett and one daughter Mrs. Fannie Leyner of Denver, and three sisters: Mrs. Ruth Sherman, of Troy, Mrs. Chester Williams, of Capac, Michigan, Mrs. Court Wilson of Alba, and one brother, W. P. Batterson, of Troy. The two sons, James and Frank met on this sad occasion after an absence of 27 years.
Fatally Shot. Glenn R. Bailey of Getoba, Oklahoma, a Former Resident of this Vicinity.
News has been received here of the death of Glenn R. Bailey of Topeka, Kansas, by the accidental discharge of a gun. Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. E. L. Dartt and Mrs. Wortendyke of Troy. The accident occurred at the home of the victim on a fine large claim at Goteba, Oklahoma, Aug. 3d, were he located nearly three years ago, and of which he would have received a clear deed in a few months from the government. Mr. Bailey was born in Mansfield, March 17, 1870 and lived there during boyhood. He will be remembered by many as always an amiable and most promising boy. His father started for Oklahoma at once, but reached Getoba twenty-four hours after his son died. He was conscious to the last, and greatly comforted to know that father was coming. He leaves a wife and two children.
Mrs. Nancy Engersoll Wortendyke of Gillett, August 22nd of general debility, aged 82 years. Funeral conducted in Baptist church at Gillett Wednesday. Burial at Judson Hill.
Richard Ross of Granville August 24th. Funeral will be held on Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Granville Centre church.
The remains of Edward Rockwell were brought to Troy for burial last Tuesday from San Marcial, New Mexico, and funeral conducted from home of his sister, Mrs. Simon Stanton in charge of the Masonic Lodge of Troy, on Wednesday Afternoon. Mr. Rockwell died quite suddenly on his seventy-first birthday. He was a prominent Free Mason and was instrumental in organizing the first lodge in San Marcial. His wife died several years ago in Troy. He leaves no children.
Twenty-third Year, #1204, Thursday, September 1, 1904
(Local News) Gurdon H. Horton, one of the best known farmers of Tioga county, died recently while driving in his carriage.
(LeRoy News) Lettie, daughter of Milford Bailey, died at the home of her parents in Estella, August 31st, of Bright’s disease.
(LeRoy News) Mrs. Polly Holcomb, suffered a paralytic stroke August 22nd and died in less than an hour at the home of her son-in-law, Herbert Larcum. She had been in her usual health and was past eighty years of age. She is survived by seven children, besides three aged sisters, who mourn her loss. Funeral services were held in the Disciple church at this place, conducted by Rev. R. F. Delmont of Alba, who officiated at the funeral of the husband, twenty two years ago, using the same text.
Mrs. Mary Burke of Troy Tuesday, September 6, of bowel trouble, aged 80 years. Funeral services conducted this morning at 10 o’clock from St. John’s church.
Twenty-third Year, #1206, Thursday, September 15, 1904
Lemuel, son of Clarence and Ida Vandermark, died at their home near Bentley Creek, Pa., September 106th, 1904, aged three years. He was a peculiarly bright and sunny little fellow, who had won his way into the hearts of many outside the home circle.
Rev. S. Barrett spoke to a deeply sympathetic company on the 12th.
Twenty-third Year, #1208, Thursday, September 29, 1904
Death of Child.
On Friday, September 23rd, occurred the death of Julia Ellen, the 7 year old and youngest daughter of F. H. and Margaret Burley of Pennington, N.J., from the result of a bowel difficulty. Funeral services were conducted on Monday from the home of her grandfather, R. H. Burley of Altus. Burial at Glenwood, Troy.
(Local News) John T. Fowler, for a number of years agent for the Pennsylvania railroad station at Canton, died Sunday noon at his home in Canton after a long illness. He was aged about 76 years, and had spent the greater portion, of his life in Canton. For the past few years he had been on the retired list of the Pennsylvania railroad.
James McKerrow, a highly respected citizen of Windfall, passed away September 13, at his home, aged 46 years. It is thought a cancer in his stomach was the cause of his death. He had been ailing for over a year, gradually losing flesh, until he became a mere shadow. He was confined to his bed only a few days and bore his sufferings with patience, firmly believing he was regaining health. Last winter he went to the Williamsport hospital to be treated, but received little benefit from that and has since consulted several physicians near his home. He was a member of the M. E. church and at one time a worthy member of the I.O.O.F.
The funeral was held from the M.E. church, Friday afternoon, Rev. B. Allen, and Rev. Roberts officiating. The funeral was in charge of Undertaker J. W. Beaman. Burial in Windfall cemetery. He leaves a wife and one daughter twelve years old, besides a mother and two brothers, who deeply mourn his loss.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Eben McKerrow and wife of Corning, and Ulysses Walburn of Baltimore, Fred Nottingham and wife of Roseville.
(Berrytown News) Married, at the home of the bride’s parents in South Creek twp., on the evening of September 21st, 1904, Purdy H. Sayer of Elmira, N.Y., and Miss Anna M. Swartwood, Rev. S. Barrett officiating.
Twenty-third Year, #1209, Thursday, October 6, 1904
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Dunbar of Big Pond, Pa., September 29, occurred the death of their little daughter, Vivian, aged 4 years and ? months. Little Vivian was sick only twelve hours, when she was released from the sufferings of earth and carried by the angels to the home of the redeemed. Funeral services held at the home on Saturday, October 1st in charge of undertaker VanBuskirk of Wellsburg and was largely attended. Religious services conducted by Rev. S. Barrett, pastor of the Baptist church at Bentley Creek.
(Local News) Word was received this week of the death of Charles Spencer of Morgan Park, Chicago, formerly of Troy. Mr. Spencer was about 84 years of age. He lived in Troy and conducted a merchant-tailoring establishment, and left about 30 years ago. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eri Hurlburt.
(Local News) Mrs. Elizabeth Beers, mother of J. Maxwell Beers of Elmira, who is a son-in-law of W. F. DeWitt, died at her home in Elmira Monday afternoon, at the age of 60 years. Deceased is survived by her husband, Johnson Beers, one sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Morse of California, and two brothers, George Elmendorf of Elmira, and William Elmendorf of Buffalo.
Mrs. Stella Swartwood.
Mrs. Stella Ward Swartwood of Fairview, wife of Monroe Swartwood died at the hospital at Sayre, Wednesday, September 28. Mrs. Swartwood was taken to the hospital the preceding Thursday, and Monday had undergone an operation. The funeral was held at the Fairview church, Friday at 11 o’clock. Rev. Roberts of East Troy, preached. A quartette from West Burlington sang. A large crowd was in attendance. She leaves a husband, two children, a mother, Mrs. Eugenia Ward and a sister, Miss Lizzie Ward, also a large number of relatives and friends, who will deeply feel her loss.
Mrs. Swartwood was a faithful christian, a loving and true wife, mother, daughter, and sister.
Julia Ellen Burley.
Last week Frank Burley was called to his old home in Altus on a very sad errand. He came from his present residence in Pennington, N.J. to lay in the family lot in Glenwood, Troy, the body of his little daughter, Julia Ellen. The little one had just passed her 7th birthday and had been sick only 9 days.
The funeral took place on Monday, September 26, at the residence of R. H. Burley and was conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania.
Death of E. M. Parsons of Towanda.
E. Mortimer Parsons died at his home in Towanda on Friday, from the effects of an apoplectic stroke. He was 74 years of age and was born at Columbia X Roads. He was a veteran of the Civil war and served in Company B of the 141st regiment.
Lee Roberts of Troy twp., Thursday September 29, of pneumonia, aged 44 years. Funeral services held on Sunday from the home. Burial at East Canton.
Twenty-third Year, #1210, Thursday, October 13, 1904
Geo. W. Noble. Death of One of the Wealthiest and Most Respected Citizens of Wells Township.
George W. Noble died of heart trouble at his home near this place last Thursday evening. Although, he had not been in good health for a number of years, he was not confined to the house but a few days. Mr. Noble was the senior member of the firm of G. W. Noble & Son, who were extensive dealers in thoroughbred stock, and was the owner of the best stock farm in this section. He was justice-of-the-peace for the past twenty years, and untied with the Baptist church in early manhood, where he was deacon at the time of his death. Mr. Noble was a devoted christian man and few man have a larger circle of friends than he.
He was seventy-two years of age, and is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Joralemon of Pine City and Alonzo P. Noble of Wells. Funeral services were held at his late home last Sabbath afternoon, and were largely attended. The Rev. Francis Shearer of Elmira conducted the service. Interment at Baptist Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Betsey Cloggston of Vergel, Kan., sister of A. F. Gerould of Burlington, died on Saturday, Oct. 1, and was buried Oct. 3d. She was first married to a Mr. McVannon and later to John B. Smith of Towanda. Mr. Cloggston was her third husband. The deceased was past 80 years old.
(LeRoy News) Mrs. Sullivan Ross of Laquin, died October 4th, of blood poison. She had a boil on her face and it became necessary to have it lanced. Blood poison set in, and she became violently insane, and remained so until her death. Drs. Dann, Reed, Coon and J. F. Haines were in attendance and did all in their power to save her, but it seemed impossible. She was taken to Canton Wednesday for burial by undertaker R. K. Morse. The procession passed through this place.
Twenty-third Year, #1211, Thursday, October 20, 1904
Death of John Turk. Prominent Citizen of Wells Township Called from Earth.
John Turk, a prominent citizen of Gillett, died of pneumonia last week Tuesday forenoon, aged 59 years. Mr. Turk was convalescing nicely from some moths’ serious illness with kidney and bladder disease, and been out for a few weeks, gaining eight or ten pounds avoirdupois, when last week Friday he unfortunately stood in a draught a few minutes and contracted a heavy cold which quickly culminated in pneumonia.
Mr. Turk was an honorable, upright citizen, held in the highest esteem by all his acquaintances. He had held many important township offices, was always a staunch Republican, yet broad minded in all his views. His sadly bereaved wife has the sympathy of all, as she is now left without parents, brother, sister, child or husband. The deceased was a kind and devoted husband, and he and his estimable wife accumulated a nice property at Gillett, where he has resided for nearly half a century.
The funeral was held on Sunday morning at the Baptist church at Gillett, and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Reynolds officiated. Besides the widow a brother, G. O. Turk, justice of the peace at Gillett, and Mrs. G. H. Berry of the same place, a sister, survive. Interment at Gillett.
Miss Sturdevant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Sturdevant of Gillett, Sunday, October 9, aged 23 years. Funeral services conducted at the home on Tuesday by Undertaker Bloom of Troy.
Mrs. Fannie Reynolds of Troy township, Saturday, October 8, aged 54 years. Funeral services conducted on Monday at the home by Undertaker Bloom of Troy.
Mrs. Sally A. Richmond.
Mrs. Sally A. Richmond, widow of Albert Richmond of Sullivan, died at her home after a lingering illness of paralysis, Thursday last, aged about 76 years. The funeral was conducted from her late home on Saturday at 2 o’clock by the Rev. Stoker of Mainesburg. Mrs. Richmond is survived by five. Sons, A. Richmond of Chandlersburg, Sperry and Hial of Sullivan, and Ruel and Dayton of Troy.
(Checkerville News) The remains of Mrs. Polly Whipple of VanEttenville, were brought to this place Monday and laid in the Checkerville cemetery. (*See Berrytown News below)
(Checkerville News) Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Patterson were summoned to Elmira last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Patterson’s nephew Sergeant Harry Curren, who was killed in a street car accident in San Francisco while on his way home from the Philippine islands, after serving 6 years as a member of Co. M in the United States regular infantry. The deceased was 24 years old and one of the most valued soldiers.
(Sayles News) Carrie, the little daughter of Lin Parkhurst and wife of Lestershire, formerly of this place, was brought to Franklindale on Friday for burial.
(Berrytown News) Mrs. Polly Stephens, formerly Mrs. Henry Whipple of this place, who has lived in Van Etten, for several years were brought to this place Monday for interment in the Checkerville cemetery.
(Local News) Clarence Kellogg died last evening at his home in West Burlington. Further particulars not learned.
(Local News) Charles Fitch, who was a native and for many years resident of Troy, died in Elmira last week.
(Wells News) Miss Trevis Sturdevant died at her home near Gillett last Monday of typhoid fever, aged about 21 years. She was an estimable young woman, beloved by a large acquaintance. Owing to a delay to notify undertaker Bloom, who had charge, the burial had to be made next day. The mother and three sisters are all ill with the fever and could not attend the burial. The funeral service will be held when the family are able to attend. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at Gillett.
(Wells News) John Curren and family and B. F. Warner, wife and daughter Mabel, and others from here, attended the funeral of Sargeant Harry Curren at Elmira last Wednesday. The burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.
Twenty-third Year, #1212, Thursday, October 27, 1904
(Burlington News) Clarence Kellogg died at his home last Wednesday evening, October 19, at 8 o’clock, aged 53 years and four months. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Vroman of Smithfield, two brothers and one sister to mourn his demise. Rev. Miller officiated. Undertaker Beaman of Troy had charge of the funeral. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.
(Fairview News) The funeral of Luman Pratt was held at the Vroman Hill church, last Saturday, at 2 p.m., Rev. W. H. S. Loller of East Troy preached. He was 62 years old and had always lived at Vroman Hill, near West Burlington. Besides his wife he leaves three brothers, one of which was his twin, the two being well known as "the Pratt boys."
(LeRoy News) Our community was shocked last Monday morning by the sad news that Charlie Mott, youngest son of Mrs. Lucinda Mott of this place, had fallen down a gorge,, a distance of 140 feet, and instantly killed, at Glady, West Virginia. He went there last spring to work for Campbell brothers. It appears that Charlie and a friend were sitting on the edge of the rocks and both fell asleep. His skull was crushed, but aside from that no other bones were broken. The remains were brought to Canton Tuesday evening, and were met by undertaker R. K. Morse and brought to the home of the deceased. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Disciple church, Rev. John Murphy officiating. He was a member of the Baptist church, and the I.O.O.F., the latter of which had charge of the burial service. There was a very large concourse of relatives and friends. Burial in Mott cemetery. Besides a mother he leaves one sister, Mrs. Kelsey Bellows, and three brothers, Alton, William and Alonzo, who deeply mourn his loss.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1213, Thursday, November 3, 1904
Again it is our sad duty to chronicle another death in the borough. Clarence Kellogg, whose protracted illness dates back to last spring and during this time has suffered intensely, passed peacefully away at his home on Wednesday evening, October 19, aged 53 years.
Deceased was a much respected citizen, a faithful Christian, and a zealous worker in the M. E. church – also president of the Epworth league at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss a faithful wife, one daughter, Mrs. Fred Vroman of East Smithfield, whose ill health has prevented her from ministering to the last sad offices of her afflicted parent; one sister, Mrs. John Campbell of this place; two brothers, George of West Burlington and John of Canton.
The funeral was held at the M.E. church on Friday at 2 o’clock, Rev. W. P. Miller officiating. Interment in Hill’s cemetery. The pall bearers were former members of his Sunday school class-namely-Stuart Essenwine, Walter Putnam, Manley Bird, Robert Hill, D. A. Bourne and Henry Ross.
Mr. Kellogg was deeply interested in the welfare of the boys and especially so since their conversion last winter, and at the time of his illness he had a promising choir of young people of which some of the pall bearers were members.
(Local News) Charles F. W. Flock, the well known Williamsport brewer, died on Thursday at a hunting camp in the Maine woods, from acute indigestion.
(Local News) Fred Mormon, 24 years old, of Arnot, Tioga county, shot himself in the head Saturday night after a quarrel with his wife and died two hours later.
J. Clark McMahan.
J. Clark McMahan died suddenly at his home on Elmira street Thursday morning last week, of heart disease, aged 62 years. Deceased was born November 8, 1842, in Northumberland county, Pa., a son of Reid McMahan. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Stedd of Williamsport.
The funeral was held from his late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and was largely attended, Rev. E. P. Morse speaking tenderly of the constancy of God’s mercy from Psalms 103. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Roosa and Mrs. F. B. Pomeroy sang appropriate selections. At the close of the service his remains were borne to their last resting place on Oak Hill, in charge of Gustin Post and Undertaker C. J. Bloom.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1213 (As is), Thursday, November 10, 1904
Death of Mrs. John Vroman.
Mrs. John Vroman died at her home in Canton on Wednesday of last week, aged 77 years. She had been ill but a few days. Mrs. Vroman is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Innes, Mrs. Theodore Manley and Mrs. Frank Bunyan, and one son Ritnor Vroman. Funeral services were held on Saturday with interment at Granville Centre.
Committed Suicide. Revillo E. Ross Suddenly Ends His Life.
Revillo E. Ross of Troy township ended his live on Saturday morning, by swallowing a teaspoonful of aconite. He had been in a despondent mood for some time past on account of ill health, and was troubled with great nervousness. The deed was committed about 5 o’clock in the morning, and Mr. Ross was able to speak a few parting words with his two sons who resided with him before passing into unconsciousness.
Mr. Ross was born October 1, 1854 in Springfield township. He had always followed the occupation of a farmer and moved in 1883 to a farm on Pisgah and in 1888 to the Delos Rockwell farm in Farmer’s Valley near Troy. In the spring of 1903 he again moved to the Fowler Case farm on the Armenia road, the place of his death. It will be remembered that Mrs. Ross died on January 7th of the present year from the effects of heart trouble.
Mr. Ross is survived by two sons, Olen and Dean, residing at home, one daughter Mrs. Lee Knights of Alba, and one brother George Ross of Burlington, and one sister, Mrs. Ed Shaylor of Austinville.
Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 10 o’clock, at the late home of deceased, conducted by Rev. A. E. Hall and Undertaker J. W. Beaman.
(Local News) Luman Pratt of West Burlington died at his home Wednesday, October 19, of dropsy, aged 62 years, 2 months and 29 days. The relatives wish to thank the neighbors for their kindness and sympathy.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1214, Thursday, November 17, 1904
(Alba News) Bert Rexford’s wife died very suddenly last week with pneumonia. She was the mother of four small children and will be missed in the large family circle of sisters that surrounded her.
Mrs. Clara Rexford of Covert November 9th, of pneumonia, aged 46 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Becker school house, Covert, on Friday by Undertaker C. J. Bloom of Troy.
Mrs. Grant Jones of East Troy, Saturday, November 12, from the immediate cause of neuralgia of the heart, aged 43 years. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at 1 o’clock at the home and 2 o’clock at the East Troy M. E. church by the pastor, Rev. Loller, in charge of Undertaker Bloom of Troy.
Mildred Elizabeth, 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown of Troy, Friday, November 11, after a few weeks illness. Funeral services conducted from the home Sunday at 12:30 o’clock by Undertaker Bloom, Rev. T. A. Hughes officiating.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1215, Thursday, November 24, 1904
(East Troy News) Mrs. Una Joralemon Jones was born in Asylum township November 26, 1861, and died November 12, 1861, and died November 12, 1904, at her home in East Troy. She was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Joralemon. While we all knew that Mrs. Jones was not at all well, but considered her on the gain, and when the news of her demise came, it was a great shock, as she has resided here ever since she was married in 1881. We all knew her, and knew that she was a consistent christian woman, and one who was always ready to lend a helping hand to the afflicted and needy, a member of the Methodist church for many years and an ideal mother. She was a member of the W.C.T.U. of this place, and very anxious that this work should prosper and much good be done. She was also treasurer of the union. Her funeral was held on Tuesday, November 15, with a prayer service at the home, and further service at the church. Rev. W. H. S. Loller officiated. He was assisted by the Rev. L. A. Roberts. Mrs. Jones is survived by her devoted husband, Grant Jones, and twelve children, Judson, Lydia, Allen, Lena, Sarah, Harold, Frances, Louise, Willard, Grant, Jr., Marion and the little babe only three weeks old, also three devoted brothers, John Joralemon of Wayne, N.Y., Luther, who is a member of the regular army and stationed at Sacketts Harbor, and Will of Elmira. Mrs. Sarah Jones of Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Miller, Mrs. Frank Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Mert Landon of Alba were here to attend the funeral.
(Local News) William Jackson of Bethel Hill, Columbia county, was choked to death in an apple orchard near his home, while picking apples. He lost his balance, and a large bag of apples which he had tied around his neck fell on one side of a limb and he on the other. Before he could be rescued he died from strangulation.
(Burlington News) Will Hiney died at his home last Thursday of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and little son, an aged mother, two brothers and one sister. Rev. Miller officiated. Burial at Luthers Mills. This is the third one of the family has died in one year.
(Rutland News) Mrs. John Vance, who went to visit her brother at Marsh Creek about a month ago, at that place and was brought here for burial last Sunday. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at five p.m. and conducted by Rev. Miller and A. C. Young.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1216, Thursday, December 1, 1904
Fassett Man Killed.
It was Joseph Combs of Fassett, Pa, and not Elijah Gates of Elmira, that stepped in front of a train just below Ansonia Friday. Combs had been going by the name of Gates because he had escaped from a small pox quarantine in another town in the county. Joseph Combs, sr., his father, came to Wellsboro Sunday and identified the remains as those of his son. M. S. Thompson of Ansonia, who was with Combs at the time he was killed, advances the suicide theory. He says he warned Combs of his danger but that he refused to get off the track. It is claimed that Combs had been drinking. –Corning Leader.
John Knapp of Rutland township, November 19th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rouse of Rutland, from dropsy of the heart, aged 75 years. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church on Tuesday, by Rev. Daniel Stoker of Mainesburg.
Philander Putnam of Granville township, November 26, of pneumonia, aged 74 years. Funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the home by Rev. J. L. Phoenix of Troy.
Edson D. Fuller of Springfield, November 28th, from the effects of a telephone pole falling upon him. Funeral services were conducted at the Springfield Baptist church by the pastor, Rev. Hemming.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1217, Thursday, December 8, 1904
(Local News) Daniel L. Holcomb, the 7 year old son of Mrs. Emma C. Holcomb of Sullivan, died in Elmira of diphtheria, after a week’s illness.
(Granville Center News) the funeral services of Mrs. Durand Smith will be held at the Disciple church on Tuesday.
(LeRoy News) Mrs. Durand Smith died at her home Saturday afternoon in West Franklin. Burial in the Granville cemetery Tuesday, in charge of R. K. Morse.
(LeRoy News) After weeks of untold agony Eugene Crofut passed away November 22nd, at his home. Death was due to Bright’s disease. He was about forty-five years of age, and is survived by a wife and four children. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church, and will be greatly missed, for he was a regular attendant at church and Sabbath School. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Murphy officiating. Burial in LeRoy cemetery, conducted by Undertaker Morse.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1218, Thursday, December 15, 1904
Dr. S. T. Paine Dies Suddenly.
Dr. S. T. Paine, mentioned below in a clipping from a city newspaper, was a grandson of the late Seth Paine of Troy:
Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 10. Dr. Seth T. Paine, whose wife gained much notoriety in the Burdick murder case here a few years ago, died suddenly in a hospital in Batavia, at 5 o’clock this morning. He was taken ill last evening, but his condition was not considered serious.
When Edwin L. Burdick was murdered, Mrs. Paine lived in Elmwood avenue here. Later she joined her husband, who is a dentist, having moved to Batavia a few months previous to the murder of Burdick. Since leaving Buffalo, Mrs. Paine has become a stenographer, being employed by Batavia lawyers at various times.
Killed by the Cars.
William J. Hanley of Elmira, a former resident of Springfield, slipped on a glare of ice along the tracks at Wallace, N.Y., and fell beneath the wheels of the train of which he had been acting as trainman. The injuries which he received resulted in his death some hours later. The accident occurred at about 10 o’clock on Thursday morning last week.
The deceased was born in Springfield, Pa., January 6, 1851, and had been a resident of Elmira the greater part of his life. He had been in the railroad service for the past 25 years, and was well known to all the railroad men on that division of the Lackawanna. He was prominent in Masonic fraternity circles, holding membership in Cashmere Grotto and several other chapters of the order. He is survived by his widow and two children, a daughter, Miss E. Jane Hanley, and a son, E. Vern Hanley, both of Elmira. There also survives one sister, Mrs. Mary Mayhood, of Athens, Pa.
(Sayles News) Died at her home in this place December 3rd, aged 32 years, Mrs. Minnie Meeker Smith, after an illness of one week. She leaves a husband and two children, also father, mother and two sisters to mourn her loss.
Twenty-fourth Year, #1219, Thursday, December 22, 1904
Death of Augustas S. Hooker.
Augustus S. Hooker was born in Leona, Bradford county, January 9th, 1840, the youngest child of Clark and Flavia Smith Hooker of Massachusetts. The ancestry is of English descent, Rev. Thomas Hooker, the celebrated divine, coming to Massachusetts Bay in 1636. The immediate descendants settled along the Connecticut Valley. To John Hooker of Greenwich, Massachusetts, three sons were born, Benjamin, Joseph and John. Clark Hooker, the father of deceased , was the son of Benjamin and was born at Greenwich, Mass. In 1795, was married January 1st, 1821, to Flavia Smith of Hadley, Mass., the "Ox bow village" of Beecher’s story of Norwood. In 1895 they moved to Springfield, Bradford county.
Mr. Hooker was early noted for intellectual development and scholarship. In 1855-56 he attended a select school at East Troy and was the daily companion and friend of the late P. P. Bliss, the noted singer and composer, and early showed his taste by great proficiency in study. He later engaged in teaching and attended the Troy academy. In October, 1859, he went to Illinois, and spent a year and a half teaching near Paris, and then in a similar period at Indianapolis, Ind., in the same vocation. During this time he contributed many articles to newspapers, which attracted attention, and made the acquaintance of many noted people. In 1862 he entered the Geneseian Wesleyan Seminary at College (now Syracuse University) pursuing his studies until the close of the junior year. He afterward taught in several village schools, and in August, 1886, became editor of the Northern Tier Gazette, now Troy Gazette, which position he held until declining health a few years ago compelled him to relinquish all business activities. In 1867 he married Miss Anna McBeath of Bath, N.Y., who died March 1st, 1871. In 1872 he married Miss J. C. Doane of Leona.
Mr. Hooker has filled many important offices in the religious and social circles of Troy, being superintendent of the M. E. Sunday School, president of the Chautauqua class, and writer on many subjects under the pseudonym of Wirt Arland. He has also lectured on a variety of subjects, was author of a large number of poems and stories. He was always alive to the interest of our public schools and all teachers had in him a friend and co-helper. He was a staunch Republican and his fluent pen has doubtless left its impress on the public and newspaper business of Bradford county.
Mr. Hooker died on Sunday last at Danville, Pa., after an illness of many months. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Charles Hooker of Leona, two others having died within ten months. The funeral was conducted from his late residence on Prospect street Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. A. E. Hall speaking. He was taken to Leona for burial.
Mrs. E. F. Lilley has received word of the death of her brother John Loughead, on December 15th, at the age of 73 years. He went to California from Schuyler county, N.Y. in 1858, remaining there about twenty years. He then removed to WallaWalla, Washington, where he lived until his death.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith went to Waverly Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Smith’s sister, Miss Mary Coles of New York, who died there in St. Elizabeth’s hospital last Friday, from the effects of an operation. The funeral was conducted from the Presbyterian church in Waverly on Monday afternoon, and interment in Forest Home cemetery. Miss Coles had been a valued and trusty employee in the home of Harry Platt, son of Senator Thomas Platt, for many years at a remunerative salary, and by them most highly esteemed.
(Bentley Creek) Miles Covell died very suddenly at his home near this
place on Friday last at 2:30 p.m., while sitting in his char. He was an
honest, upright man and a good neighbor. He had been in quite poor health
for sometime, but his death was very unexpected. He was about 80 years
of age and leaves two children, Louise at home, and Mrs. Eugene Thompson
of Wellsburg, N.Y. The funeral service was held at the home on Monday at
1 p.m., Rev. Showers of Wellsburg, officiating.