Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1904 - Yesterday's News
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Twenty-third Year, #104142, Thursday, January 7, 1904
(Wetona News) John Storch died December 31st, 1903, at the home of his son Charles, where he was taken one week previous to his death. Mr. Storch came to this place from Germany when a young man. In a strange land and among strange people without money or friends, he commenced the struggle of life by days’ work on a farm, and in a saw mill. By the strictest economy and steady application to his work he was soon in possession of his employer’s farm, which he has since owned and on which he has always lived until his death. Mr. Storch has ascended well up the ladder of success, but always by hard work as tiller of the soil and never by speculative methods. He had many good qualities of heart and soul, which endeared him to most of those who knew him best. He leaves to mourn his loss one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Dickinson of Wetona, and four sons, Justin P., John H., and Charles S. of Wetona, and Albert O. who at present is living in Iowa.
Twenty-third Year, #104143, Thursday, January 14, 1904
Mrs. R. E. Ross.
Mrs. R. E. Ross died at her home in Troy township Thursday morning, January 7th, after a short illness since the Saturday preceding, of congestion of the heart. Funeral services were held from the late home on Saturday morning, at 10 o’clock, in charge of undertaker Beaman, and conducted by Rev. A. E. Hall of the Methodist church.
Deceased was born in Springfield on June 18th, 1849, a daughter of Alexander and Clarissa Dickinson. She resided there with her parents until her marriage on March 15th, 1879, to R. E. Ross, also of Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. Ross resided in Springfield two years, afterwards moving to Burlington, where they remained five years, at which time they came to Troy, and ever since lived in troy township, near the foot of Armenia mountain.
Mrs. Ross’ death was a particularly sad one, as she had been in good health to within a short time preceding her death, and had evidenced no symptoms of the disease which proved her last. She is survived by three children beside her husband, Dean and Daisy, twins, and Olen. Decease had been for many years a member of the Methodist church and was highly regarded by all who knew her.
Interment of the remains was made in the Wetona cemetery.
(Wetona News) Joseph R. Hicks died quite suddenly Tuesday morning at his home in Wetona of heart failure. Since the death of his wife, which occurred only one month ago, December 9th, Mr. Hicks has been very much depressed in spirits and at the advanced age of nearly 76 years it was a severe shock, from which he could not recover.
He had been a resident of this place for many years, and one of the prominent, substantial members of the M. E. church, whose doctrines he dearly loved and in which he was faithful and untiring worker, and the death struggle was brief.
Death of J. S. Jewell.
J. S. Jewell, son of W. H. Jewell of Ionia, Mich., and a grandson of the late Father Jewell of Troy, and until recently a locomotive engineer on the Pere Marquette, on the section from Saginaw to Ludington, Mich., was killed on the Santa Fe road at Winslow, Arizona, on Sunday evening about 7 o’clock, January 3rd, aged nearly 32 years.
W. H. Jewell, who moved from Bradford county nearly a year ago to Michigan, and was formerly a resident of Troy and Gillett, is in Troy this week at the home of his brother, J. H. Jewell, in the discharge of his sad duties in the care of the remains of his son. He is accompanied by the wife of the deceased, who is a daughter of Mrs. Jackson Hammond of Gillett.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, in the Presbyterian church in Troy, conducted by Rev. E. P. Morse. Burial in Glenwood.
Deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Deeta and Edna, and by three sisters, Mrs. F. A. Genung of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. E. C. Leonard and Mrs. Geo. Allen of Buffalo, N.Y.
Twenty-third Year, #104144, Thursday, January 21, 1904
Death of Miss Hazel Williams.
Miss Hazel Williams, whose death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Card in Kingston, R. I., was the daughter of James Williams of Sylvania. Her death was peculiarly sad. She was intending to leave for Philadelphia the day she was stricken with typhoid fever, to study to become a trained nurse. Her remains were brought to Sylvania and funeral held on Friday last. She is survived by her father, two sisters, Mrs. Card and Mildred, and aunt, Miss Nettie Keyes of Sylvania. She was eighteen years of age. Her father was notified of her serious illness but did not reach Kingston until after her death.
(Local News) Miss Mary Hagerty of New York, is in Troy, called here by the death of her mother, Mrs. John Hagerty.
(Local News) Mrs. George Carpenter, a sister of Mrs. Josephine Gonzales of Columbia X Roads, was taken suddenly ill while walking on the streets at Elmira and died a few minutes later.
Mrs. Bridget Hagerty.
Mrs. Bridget Hagerty, one of Troy’s most respected citizens, died at her home Saturday evening, January 16th from the effects of an illness with diabetes, aged 65 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at nine o’clock at the home and ten at St. John’s church conducted by Rev. Father Connolly.
Henry Conrad died at his home on Canton street at 5 o’clock Thursday morning of last week, of a complication of diseases. His death came unexpected. Mr. Conrad was born in Germany, September 11, 1837. He was married in Germany on October 18, 1863. He came to New York June 24, 1869, and on July 4, 1969, he moved to Troy, where he has since resided. He was employed in the railroad when he first came to Troy, but on account of failing health he retired from active work about 10 years ago. He was a member of the Lutheran church, and was a kind, industrious man, and was devoted to his home and family. He leaves a wife and two children-Miss Kate of this borough, and William of Montour Falls, N.Y., and one brother, Jacob Conrad of Troy.
(Gillett News) Mrs. Owen Judson died at her home near here Friday morning, January 15th, of consumption. The deceased was an old resident of this place and leaves, besides her husband two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Seafuse of Pine City, and Mrs. Dorsey Post of this place, also two sons, J. B. Judson and M. R. Judson. Funeral and interment in Elmira.
(Gillett News) The funeral of Floyd Lovejoy who died in Galeton, Pa., of appendicitis, was held in the church Wednesday, January 13. The deceased was a bright boy seventeen years of age and well known in this place, having lived her for the past five years until about six weeks ago when he went to Galeton to learn the machinist’s trade. He leaves to mourn his early death, a mother, two brothers and a sister, who resides in Michigan.
Twenty-third Year, #104145, Thursday, January 28, 1904
Mrs. Mary E. Crandall.
Mrs. Mary E., wife of Geo. Crandall of Troy township, died at her home on upper Canton street on Sunday, January 24th, aged 70 years. She had been an invalid for a number of years, but the direct cause of her death was from an attack of paresis. Deceased is survived by her husband, and one brother, Clarence Newbery of Columbia township.
(Gillett News) Lansing Lewis died at the home of his son Judd Lewis of Fassett Tuesday, January 26.
(Local News) The 8 months old child of Elmer Moore of Troy, died on Tuesday, January 26th. Funeral at Gillett today conducted by Undertaker Bloom.
Mrs. Amanda Andrus of Gillett, Wednesday, January 20th, of general debility.
George Hooley of Troy, Thursday, January 21st, of pneumonia.
Mrs. Mary Crandall of Troy township, Sunday, January 24th, of paresis, aged 70 years.
(Local News) The six year old daughter of Thomas Whalen of Morris Run, died from injuries received while riding down hill.
(Local News) The six weeks old child of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Crane of Franklindale, died recently from the effects of an attack of whooping cough.
(Local News) Mrs. Dorsey Chilson of Franklindale, died on January 11th, aged 42 years. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one daughter 12 years old and an infant two weeks old.
George Hooley, one of Troys oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at his home on High street, on Thursday morning last, after a brief illness.
Mr. Hooley had been a resident of Troy for nearly fifty years, coming here from his birth place in County Tippeway, Ireland. He leaves to mourn his demise a wife, nine children, and six grandchildren. The children are Mary and Patrick who live at home, Sara and Kate of New York, John of Williamsport, Stephen of Ridgeway, Francis of Denver, Edward of Schenectady, and Mrs. Geo. Sheehe of Corning.
The funeral was held from the family resident at 9:30 o’clock on Saturday morning and at 10 o’clock from St. John’s church. Father Connolly celebrated a Requiem High Mass and paid a tribute to the memory of the deceased. The interment was made in St. John’s cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. Chas. J. Case, John Collins, John Smith, M. J. McNulty, M. Shannon and Thos. MacNamara.
Those from out of town who were in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. John McCabe, Miss Patterson, Samuel Patterson of Campbell, N.Y., John C. Hooley, Danville; M. J. Kiely, Hornellsville; Messrs. M. and John McCarthy of Bentley Creek and Mrs. James Sheehe of Elmira.
(Wetona News) Mrs. Wm. Tracy died January 21, after brief illness of only a few days. Funeral was on Monday at the late home, interment in Turnpike cemetery.
Twenty-third Year, #104146, Thursday, February 4, 1904
(East Troy News) The funeral of Mrs. Jane VanHorn was held in the Baptist church here last Saturday and was largely attended, showing the high esteem she was held in. Rev. Roberts officiated. She is survived by four sons, Alfred of Athens, Lester, Harry and Edbert of this place and one daughter, Florence Lamont of Sayre. Undertaker Beaman had charge of the funeral. Interment in the cemetery at Troy.
(Local News) Dr. P. F. Haytt of Smithfield, who lived in this town many years ago, died recently. He was consul at Santiago de Cuba under Cleveland’s administration. He was recalled when the troubles became serious with Spain. He returned to his home at Lewisburg, Pa., but was never able to do active business after his return.
Mrs. James VanHorn of East Troy, January 27th, aged 70 years.
Andrew Cummings of Big Pond, January 27th, aged 84 years.
Eloise, child of Mr. and Mrs. Merton Cowles of Columbia X Roads February 1st, of brain fever, aged 13 months. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Undertaker Bloom of Troy. Rev. T. A. Hughes of Troy had charge of the services. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy.
Mrs. Mary E. Harris.
Mrs. Mary E. Harris, wife of John Harris, died at her home at 914 W. Green street, Ithaca, Jan. 13, aged 27 years, after an illness of only a week with typhoid pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wheeler, of Troy, Pa., and came to Ithaca about five years ago. Besides her parents she leaves a husband and three small children also four sisters, Mrs. W. Ralapaugh and Mrs. Clarence Carl, of Elmira, Mrs. Emery Rogers and Mrs. Floyd Harris, of North Spencer. The latter was with her through the last of her sickness.
(Leroy News) The two months old child of Benjamin Dunn and wife died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rockwell last Friday and was buried Monday.
(Leroy News) Charles Cogansparger, who formerly lived near this place some time ago, but lately of Overton, thought he hear some one in his barn a few nights ago. He go up, dressed himself took his revolver and went to the barn. In a short time the report of a gun was heard. As he did not return, the family became alarmed and began search for him. They found him lying on the barn floor, dead. He had been shot through the heart. How it happened, still remains a mystery. He leaves a wife and several children. The remains were brought to LeRoy for interment.
Twenty-third Year, #104147, Thursday, February 11, 1904
Mrs. Fred W. Card.
Mrs. Fred W. Card died at her home in Kingston, R. I., February 8th of typhoid fever. Deceased was a daughter of James Williams of Sylvania, and is survived by her husband, three sons and one sister. Remains were brought to Sylvania for burial.
(Local News) Fred Bailey, son of Dennis Bailey of Springfield, died in the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira, February 9th, where he had been for treatment a few days previous. For the past year he had resided at Ridgebury.
(Alba News) Mrs. John Bates died Tuesday night, February 2nd, after a long lingering illness.
Twenty-third Year, #104148, Thursday, February 18, 1904
H. H. Boughton.
H. H. Boughton, one of Troy’s aged and respected citizens, died at his home on Saturday, February 13th. He had been enjoying his usual good health, until a few days preceding his death, but had been suffering for some time with heart trouble which was the immediate cause of his death, and he had been about our streets only a short time previous.
Mr. Boughton was born in Springfield, Bradford county, March 11, 1842, and was a son of James and Betsey Boughton, deceased. On September 12, 1856, he was married at South Creek, Pa., to Rosa McKay, who was born in County Down, Ireland, January 31, 1841. Ten children were born to them; Saran and Minnie deceased, John and Silas of Potter county, Mrs. James Ryan of Brooklyn, Mrs. J. W. Genge of Syracuse, Mrs. P. W. Terry of Canton, Mrs. John Frost of New York and Thomas, Andrew and Haidee living at home.
Mr. Boughton was one of the country’s true patriots, and enlisted in the army on February 2, 1964, at Binghamton, N.Y., at the age of 22 years, as a private, joining Co. D, 50th N.Y., Engineers February 20th, 1864. He was taken sick and confined in hospital at Elmira, Washington, D. C., City Point, and David’s Island, N.Y., and was given a furlough from the latter place November 26, 1864. His services consisted of such as pertained to an engineer corps, and he was granted an honorable discharge on June 13, 1865 at Fort Berry, Va. He was a member of Ingham Post, No. 91, at Canton, Pa.
Mr. Boughton, since his return from the war, has successfully followed the occupation of farming and had spent most of his life since that time in Bradford county. He was honorable and upright in his dealings with his fellow men and his loss is sincerely mourned by his many friends.
Funeral services were held at the late home of deceased on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. A. E. Hall, assisted by Revs. T. A. Hughes and Thos. Mitchell. Burial services in charge of Undertaker Bloom.
"Aunt Polly" is Dead. One of the Most Prominent Personages of Northern Pennsylvania.
The news was received here shortly after the sad occurrence of the death of "Aunt Polly" Fellows, at her home in Mainesburg yesterday morning about 4 o’clock, at the age of 97 years, who was probably the oldest person living in northern Pennsylvania. Deceased had been ill but a few days, her death being due to the effects of old age. Funeral services will be held at her late home on Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
Deceased was the daughter of Thomas and Kate Ballard, natives of Massachusetts and pioneers of Burlington township, and was a sister of the late O. P. Ballard of Troy, and the late I. P. and John V. Ballard of East Troy, her near descendants here being Mrs. J. C. Crawford, Mrs. Della Parke, Mrs. Minnie Ballard, L. J. Ballard, and the late Frank Loomis. She was born in Burlington, this county, August 24, 1806, and was married at the age of 22 to Dr. James Fellows, who died in 1890. She had resided on the farm on which her son Fred, resides, where occurred her death, for the past 74 years.
"Aunt Polly" was a beloved character, and widely known among inhabitants of this section. She was possessed of a highly christian character and her many kindly acts endeared her to a host of acquaintances. "Aunt Polly" was notably an ….allent physician, learning much from her husband, and up to within a short time of her death, prepared medicines as accurately as any physician, being called on nearly every day by someone for remedies for their families. "Aunt Polly’s Home Made Remedies" still enjoy their wide popularity.
(Alba News) Stephen Wheeler died Saturday, February 13th, at his daughter’s. The funeral was held Monday. Mr. Wheeler was probably the father of the largest family in the county for miles having 22 children.
Mrs. Fred W. Card.
Mrs. Addie M. Card, wife of Prof. Fred W. Card, died at their home in Kingston, R.I., on February 8th, of typhoid fever after a brief illness, aged 37. The remains were brought to Sylvania and were interred in the family lot in the Card cemetery. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church and were conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron assisted by Rev. L. D. Vosburgh of the Disciple church. While the funeral services were being held in Sylvania, a memorial services was being held in the Congregational church in Kingston, R. I., of which church in Kingston, R. I., of which Mr. and Mrs. Card were members.
Mrs. Card was the eldest daughter of James Williams of Sylvania. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and three boys, her father and one sister, besides a large circle of friends and relatives.
Twenty-third Year, #104149, Thursday, February 25, 1904
Death of Mrs. Sheldon Packard.
Mrs. Sheldon Packard died on Saturday, February 20th, at her home in Roaring Branch. She was a daughter of Edward W. Scott of Troy township. Deceased is survived by a husband and four children. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the Baptist church in Troy, by Rev. J. L. Phoenix, Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
Mrs. Betsey Sargeant.
Mrs. Betsey Sargeant died at her home in Wetona on Monday, February 22nd, of general debility, aged 86 years. Burial services were conducted today at 10 o’clock at the home by Undertaker Bloom.
John Richmond died on Tuesday of this week at his home in Troy, of general debility, aged 88 years. Deceased was the father of Mrs. Benjamin Knights, of Troy. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday at the church in Alba, conducted by Undertaker Bloom of Troy.
Justin S. Campbell.
Justin S. Campbell, a lifelong resident of Springfield township died on Sunday at his home in Leona, aged about 65 years. He had been ill for several weeks and last week suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Campbell was born, October 15, 1840, a son of Carlton H. and Naomi Smith Campbell, and always lived on the farm where he died. His parents came from New England. Surviving him are his wife, three sons, Clarence of Waverly, Frank E., of Montour Falls, N.Y., Everett E. of Elmira, and one daughter, Mrs. L. B. (May) McDowell, residing at home, brothers and sisters were Harvey O. and George W. both deceased, and Lucy LaMont, deceased and Mrs. Emma Ball who resides in East Troy. He was married on October 23rd, 1851, to Lois Teeter.
Funeral services were held at the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in charge of Undertaker Beaman of Troy. The impressive Masonic burial rites were observed at the grave, deceased being a member of that order, in the private cemetery one mile south of Leona.
(Alba News) Leonard Lewis died this morning, Monday, February 22nd, after a short illness of but a few days.
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Rachel Streeter, who died at the home of her daughter, at West Franklin, was brought here for burial on Sunday. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. B. A. Bower, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. She leaves four children, Mrs. S. J. Mott, Mrs. F. S. Wilcox and Mrs. David Austin of West Franklin and A. L. Streeter of Elmira.
Mrs. Eliza Beers Oliver. Death of Another Prominent Resident Largely Identified With the Interests of Troy.
The sickle of the Grim Reaper has been active in our midst during the past year among the older class of citizens, cutting one here and another there with no respect of persons. The last to answer the call was that of Mrs. Eliza M. Beers Oliver, on Saturday last at her home on West Main street at the advanced age of 85 years, of disease incident to old age. She was the oldest daughter of Jabez Beers and wife and was born in Wells township, Bradford county, January 13th, 1819, and married to Edward C. Oliver in Elmira, September 5th, 1838 coming to Troy as a bride, where she has since resided. During her long residence she has made many friends, for not only the inmates of the home, but neighbors and associates were drown to her by her true nobility of character, enjoyed her society, loved and revered and ever ready to do any act of kindness for "grandma Oliver," as she was tenderly called.
Her funeral was conducted from her late home on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating.
The death of her daughter Ellen about eleven years ago, left an aching void that time did not efface. She is survived by two sons, Perry of Bridgeport, Conn., and Lyman of Troy, and four brothers, General E. A. Bears, of Washington, D.C., Jacob Beers of Trenton, N.J., Thomas Beers of Monmouth, Illinois, Joseph of Elmira and three sisters, Mrs. J. T. Davidson, Mrs. O. N. Smith and Mrs. E. C. Terry of Elmira.
The remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Gillett News) The death of Fay Hewitt, a former Elmiran, occurred on Sunday last, in Butler, Pa., of typhoid fever. The deceased was twenty-three years of age and was well known in this place, having formerly been employed as a telegraph operator at the Northern Central office here. Funeral services will be held at the family residence, N. 555 Franklin street, Elmira, Wednesday afternoon at half past two o’clock.
Twenty-third Year, #104150, Thursday, March 3, 1904
Hon. Leonard Lewis.
Hon Leonard Lewis died at his home in Alba borough on Monday of last week, death resulting from a stroke of paralysis received on the preceding Thursday. He was born in Canton township March 4, 1830. All his life he followed farming and dairying.
Mr. Lewis was a staunch member of the Grange. In 1890 he was elected to the state legislature and served with distinction. He and Mrs. Lewis were members of the Church of Christ and for over 40 years he was an elder of the church. Mr. Lewis also filled many of the township offices.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
(Local News) Chas. S. Parkhurst, a native of Granville township, died at his home in Plainville, Kan., February 1, aged 85 years. He married Sept. 1, 1840 to Ruth Hoalgand of LeRoy, and is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Mrs. S. S. Leonard of Granville Centre, February 28. Deceased is survived by her husband and three young children, two daughters and one son. Funeral services held yesterday at the church in Granville Centre.
Mrs. Roxanna Benson of Rutland, Friday, February 26, of general debility, aged 85 years.
(Local News) The little fourteen months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McKean, Lucille, is very ill, being taken with convulsions on Tuesday afternoon. The united skill of doctors Carrier and Phillips is called into requisition, and all possible is being done to relieve the sufferings of the little one.
Later-The little one died Wednesday night.
Mrs. Anna Caroline Landon.
Mrs. Anna Caroline Landon died at her home in Leona on February 16, at the age of 73 years. For some weeks before her death she had been in failing health, and had several paralytic strokes. Funeral services were held at her late residence, conducted by her pastor, Rev. L. L. Wilcox. Burial in the Leona cemetery.
Mrs. Landon was born and lived most of her life on the place where she died. She was a daughter of Waken and Caroline Brooks, natives of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Their other children were Ralph, now deceased, who was an able minister in the Methodist Episcopal church, Frank, who died in childhood, Ruggles who lives in Alba, Pa., and Helen, who died in young womanhood.
Mrs. Landon was married on July 2nd, 1851, to Elisha Landon, who died March 8, 1900. Their children were Franklin, who died at the age twelve, Ralph Delmar, who lives near his mother’s place, Freddie, who died at age of four from drinking a quantity of nux vomica prepared as medicine for his grandmother, Ida, now Mrs. Liston Smith who lives in Elmira, and Mary, the youngest, who has for many years been the stay and comfort of her mother in her declining years. The death of Freddie was a terrible shock to her and for a considerable time afterwards her mind was unbalanced.
Mrs. Landon was converted in childhood and has been a member of the Methodist church for many years.
Twenty-third Year, #104151, Thursday, March 10, 1904
Joseph N. Gladding.
The funeral of Joseph N. Gladding of Altus, was held from his late residence on Wednesday of last week, and was largely attended. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Herbert Graves, pastor of the Universalist church at Towanda. Mr. Gladding died on Sunday, February the 28th, aged eighty-three years. The home in which he died, that of his brother, C. E. Gladding, has been a veritable one for the aged, he being the seventh old person to die in it, whose averages were over eighty years. He is survived by one brother, C. E. Gladding. His demise leaves only three of the old residents of "Basket street" proper, viz: Mrs. Martha Bullock, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Cornell.
(Local News) David H. Hoagland, an old an respected resident of West LeRoy, died a few days since at his home in Waterman, Ill.
Infant Daughter Dies. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Mitchell lose Their Little Daughter, Martha.
The death of little Martha, youngest daughter of H. K. and Martha Mitchell occurred last Saturday at her home on Canton street, aged nine months. The funeral was conducted from the late home of undertaker Beaman. The Rev. T. A. Hughes of the Baptist church spoke, assisted by the grandfather of the deceased, the Rev. Thos. Mitchell.
The remains were left in charge of Mr. Beaman until Wednesday afternoon, when they were laid at rest in Oak Hill.
Sad Death. Child of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McKean Dies Suddenly.
The funeral of Lucille, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McKean, whose death was noted last week, was held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial was in Oak Hill.
The friends present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Abram McHenry and son Abram, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Ward and daughters Imogene and Almo, and Mrs. F. H. Peck of Elmira; Mrs. Stephen Brace, Mr. and Mrs. McKean Brace, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brace of Springfield. Two of Mrs. McKean’s brothers, Burt McHenry of Chicago, and Nathaniel of Elmira, were unable to be present.
(Local News) Miss Emma Coolbaugh, aged 65 years, died yesterday about noon, at the home of Geo. Hickok, where she had been living for some time past, and carrying on her work as a seamstress. Death was the result of an illness with erysipelas.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mitchell were called to Chittenango, Madison Co., N.Y., last Tuesday, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Milton Mitchell, their sister-in-law. Mrs. Mitchell died of heart trouble in Erie, Pa., and was brought to Chittenango, her former home for burial.
(Coryland News) Mrs. Clara Wood Leonard, wife of Prof. S. S. Leonard and principal of the Wells graded school, died suddenly Sunday evening last week after a short illness at her home near here. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age and leaves a husband and three small children, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wood of Mansfield, one brother, Dr. Fred Wood of Mansfield, and sister Mrs. Dean McClure of this place.
Mrs. Leonard was a highly respected christian woman. Many friends here as elsewhere, extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.
(Fairview News) The funeral of Wallace Tice, one of the victims of the portable engine explosion, was held at Vroman Hill, Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Edward Larcom officiated. Mr. Tice leaves a widow, three sons, two daughters. He was 52 years of age, born in LeRoy township and for many years had lived at Sayles.
Twenty-third Year, #104152, Thursday, March 17, 1904
(Bourne News) Mrs. Biddie Fivie of East Smithfield, died at Geo Fivie’s Saturday.
Funeral of Miss Coolbaugh.
The funeral of Miss Emma Coolbaugh, aged 65 years, who died at the residence of her cousin, George Hickok on Thursday last, was held Friday at 10 o’clock, and in charge of undertaker Beaman. The sermon was preached by the Rev. A. E. Hall of the M.E. church. Mrs. M. A. Davis and Rodney Cooley sang appropriate selections. The interment was in the family plot in the Windfall cemetery.
She is survived by one brother, Chester of Dushore, and a half-sister, Mrs. Hortia Ellis of Fairview.
Mrs. Emily Mason McClelland.
Mrs. Emily Mason McClelland passed peacefully away at her home in Addison, N.Y., on March 2nd, 1904, aged 88 years, after an illness of many months.
Emily Mason was born in Delhi, N.Y., on January 7th, 1816, was twice married, first to W. Tooker, by whom she had one daughter, now deceased. After living a widow a number of years, she married Peter McClelland of Columbia X Roads. After his death she removed to Addison, where for 27 years he has lived.
At her request her remains were brought to the home of James H. Mason and on Friday at 2 p.m. services were conducted by the Rev. Seymour Barrett. Interment in Checkerville cemetery by the side of her brother, Hiram Mason.
Mrs. Geo. Pierson.
Mrs. Geo. Pierson died suddenly yesterday afternoon about 3 o’clock at her home in Troy boro, at the age of 62 years. Deceased had been an invalid for some time past, and her death, though it came suddenly, was not unexpected at this time. At time of going to press funeral arrangements would not be learned.
Elmer Slingerland Dead.
Elmer Slingerland died suddenly at his home on the Canton road in Troy township on Monday evening, March 14th, aged 40 years. He had been a sufferer for some time past with rheumatic fever, and a sudden attack on his heart caused his death.
Deceased was a man of sterling character, and one who had many friends who will mourn his loss. He is survived by his wife and an infant child, his mother, Mrs. Betsey Pierce, two sisters, Mrs. Shep Cosper of Alba, and Mrs. Isaac Redington of Troy, and two brothers, Herman and Ray of this place. He was a member of Priam Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Troy.
Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock at the late home of the deceased, in charge of undertaker Bloom.
Died at Elmira.
Solon Roberts died on Monday night at Elmira, aged 57 years. His wife and two sons, Stewart of Troy, and Ted of Elmira, survive. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in Company H. Forty-fifth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.
(Alba News) Josiah Warren died Wednesday, March 9, at about 4 o’clock. Mr. Warren has been a very active man for one so old. He was nearly 96 years old. He had been sick but a short time.
Twenty-third Year, #104153, Thursday, March 24, 1904
Fred Packard, died at his home in Sylvania on Thursday of last week, after an extended illness of consumption. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the late home by Rev. A. G. Cameron. Deceased is survived by two children, Mrs. Will Mosher of Sylvania, and Sheldon Packard of Roaring Branch, and by three brothers, Irskine of LeRoy, Allen of Elmira, and Fenimore of Alba. He was a brother of the late Charles Packard of Troy.
Mrs. George Pierson.
Mrs. George Pierson, wife of George Pierson, of East Main street, died after a short illness at her home, March 17, 1904. Mrs. Pierson was a native of Ireland, being born in Southrouht, county Meade, about 5 miles from Dublin, in 1842. She is survived by her husband and two sons, George and Fred, and two daughters Alice and Mary, and sister, Mrs. Pat Morgan of Corning, and two sisters and two brothers living in Ireland.
The funeral was held last Saturday at the home, interment was in the Catholic cemetery.
Former Smithfield Man Killed at Waverly.
George Fraley of Waverly, met almost instant death at Waverly on Saturday afternoon. He was engaged in icing a large refrigerator car at the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western ice house and the swinging door was partially open. When passenger train No. 14 came along it is supposed that the suction swung the door out against a passenger coach, slamming it back again with terrific force, striking Fraley in the head and crushing it terribly. He lived by a few minutes after the accident.
Mrs. Fraley is the soloist at Park church at Elmira, and when she heard of the death of her husband she was prostrated. Mr. Fraley is survived by the following brothers and sisters: George of Smithfield, Frank of Columbia X Roads, and Andrew of Brooklyn; also the following sisters: Miss Carrie Fraley and Mrs. George Nippard of Smithfield, Mrs. William Besley and Mrs. William Canfield of Columbia X. Roads. Funeral services will be held at Waverly Tuesday afternoon.
Committed Suicide. Ira Goddard of Burlington, Shot and Killed Himself on Saturday Evening.
Ira Goddard, well known and like in this borough and throughout the county shot and killed himself at his home in West Burlington, Saturday night. He had been suffering with consumption, for several years and lately became despondent of ever getting better. During the night he ended his life with a bullet from a 44 calibre revolver. He was the sole survivor, directly descended of the Goddards at West Burlington, and the only heir to considerable property, as the family was quite well-to-do. His mother, Mary Woodruff, died when he was but four months old. His father, George Goddard, died last October, and two of his aunts died several years ago. On Tuesday of last week, his aunt Miss Julia Goddard, died at her home on the Goddard homestead in West Burlington. There remain now only five cousins of the late Ira Goddard, none bearing the name of Goddard. Two cousins live in Elmira and three in West Burlington. His aunt, Miss Julia Goddard, however, had not taken an especial liking to him and in her will did not even mention his name. Saturday night he went to his room, which was in the first floor of the homestead, a large house. He had remarked during the evening that he did not believe he would sleep much that night, as he had been restless for several nights. His stepmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Goddard, nee Sadler, came to his room a few minutes later and found the door locked. She called to him not to go to bed without unlocking it, and he answered that he would unlock it. About 10 o’clock she heard a slight noise, but did not investigate. A girl who works in the house coming home at about 1 o’clock, noticed that his lamp was still burning, but she thought nothing of it.
In the morning when his step-mother came down stairs she looked into his room and saw him lying on the floor in a pool of blood. His body was cold and lifeless. The County Coroner was immediately summoned from Ulster, as was Dr. J. W. Phillips of Troy, a second cousin of the deceased. A verdict of suicide was immediately given without an inquest.
Ira Goddard was a young man of about 28 years, born and reared in West Burlington. The funeral was held Monday from his late home.
(Wells News) A rather belated brief sketch of the life, illness and untimely demise of the estimable and beloved young wife of S. S. Leonard, principal of the Wells High school follows:
Clara May Wood was born January 3, 1871, on what is known as the "Carr farm," in Wells township, educated in the schools of Wells and South Creek, Troy high school and Mansfield Normal school. At the age of 17 united with the Presbyterian church at Coryland, under the leadership of the late lamented Rev. Hallock Armstrong, and remained through life a consistent member. She was for two years preceptress of Girls in the institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Philadelphia.
She was united in marriage to Mr. S. S. Leonard, December 15, 1892, and went with her husband to Orvisburg, Miss., where he held a fine position with the Champion Lumber Company, and in February 1894, they returned to Bradford county. Five children blessed their union, two of whom passed on before her. Mrs. Leonard’s life was a marvel of Christian fortitude and love and devotion to her husband and children. Her final sickness, crebro spinal meningitis, is directly traceable to babyhood, when she tipped over backward in a high chair throwing her into convulsions from which she suffered more or less for several years. She died at her home in Wells, February 28, 1904 after an illness of about two weeks.
The deceased was a daughter of G. N. and Helen Wood of Mansfield, and leaves to mourn her untimely demise, besides her parents, her husband and three small children, on sister, Mrs. D. H. McClure of Virtus, and one brother, Dr. Fred G. Wood of Mansfield.
The remains were taken to her old home at Granville, and tenderly laid to rest.
Pioneer Lumber Dealer Dead. Jesse Spalding, Once President of Union Traction Company, Succumbs After Worry Over Wife.
Jesse Spalding, president of the Spalding Lumber company, and a pioneer lumber dealer of Chicago, died March 17th, at his residence, 1709 Prairie avenue, aged 77 years. He had been an invalid for may years.
Mr. Spalding was born in Pennsylvania and spent his early life upon his father’s farm in Bradford county, and in rafting logs down the Susquehanna river. When 23 years old he was buying and shipping logs for himself. Later he established a sales yard in Chicago.
He left a widow and four children, Mrs. R. H. McElwee, Mrs. Graham H. Harris, Mrs. H. H. Walker, and Charles F. Spalding. The funeral was conducted at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Dr. D. Parker Morgan of New York.
Twenty-third Year, #104154, Thursday, March 31, 1904
Josiah Warren, whose recent death occurred in Canton at the age of 96 years, was born May 10, 1808, in Lycoming County, what is now known as Sullivan county. His father died when he was only 5 years old, leaving his mother with a large family of small children. His parents came from England when they had only two children, burying one in the ocean, ant the other in Philadelphia. They came to Sullivan county in 1790, where their oldest son Joe, was born, he being the first white child to be born in that county. He was married to Sarah Gildwell on the 8th of January 1838. To them were born eleven children, three of whom died in infancy.
They went to Ohio in a wagon in the fall of 1834, when their son Chas. Was only six weeks old, only staying one year, when they came back in the wilderness of Canton township, where they went to clearing land to make themselves a home.
Funeral services were held at Alba. Rev. R. F. Delmont officiating. Interment at Windfall.
Abraham Westbrooke, a well known resident of Fassetts, died at that place Sunday, March 27th.
Mr. Westbrooke was about seventy years of age. He was born at Springfield and resided there until a few years previous to his death. The character of the deceased is so well known throughout Bradford county as to make it unnecessary to describe.
His death came quite sudden and wholly unexpected to his many friends. The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 29th, at his late home by the pastor of that place. The deceased is survived by one brother, John of Corning, N.Y., who with his daughter attended the services.
Twenty-third Year, #104155, Thursday, April 7, 1904
Augustus A. Pomeroy.
The death of Augustus A. Pomeroy, an old and prominent resident of Troy, at his on Mackney street on Thursday of last week, was a great shock to his many friends, as he was down town on Monday, apparently as well as usual. After reaching home he was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia and lived until the following Thursday until about six o’clock, p.m.
He was the fifth child of Ebenezer and Laura Brewster Pomeroy, and aged about seventy-six years. He was born on the old homestead near Long’s Mills and now occupied by his brother, Chauncey N. Pomeroy. Mr. Pomeroy was descended from a distinguished family, tracing his ancestry back to Eltweed Pomeroy, who came from England to America in 1630 and settled in Northampton, Mass., being therefore one the of the noted Pilgrim Fathers. Mr. Pomeroy has had an eventful life. He was one of those who made a filibustering trip to Cuba and he with two others, were the only ones to escape with their lives. He also belonged to the Construction Corps during our late war, serving faithfully in this important line of service. He has also held offices of trust in the borough, being at the time of his death one of the court attendants, and also collector of taxes.
He was married in early life to Miss Anna Lemon of Dushore, by whom he is survived, also by two sons, Paul and Charles of Athens, Pa., one sister, Mrs. William B. Huff, and two brothers, Chauncy N. and C. B. Pomeroy. His funeral was conducted from his late home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. T. A. Hughes of the Baptist church officiating, and assisted by the Rev. Thos. Mitchell. Interment in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Dennis Tierney, one of the oldest residents of Scranton and a member of the first board of county commissioners, died on Tuesday morning at the ripe age of 84 years.
(Alba News) Mr. Joel Taylor died Monday night, March 28th, very suddenly at her home at Lawrence Manley’s.
(Alba News) Mrs. Mary Reynolds died Sunday morning at her home near Maiensburg. She leaves a host of friends who will mourn her loss.
(Wells News) Mrs. Johnson Brewer died of a complication of diseases on March 26, at her home at Mosherville, aged about sixty-two years. She had been a long patient sufferer. Mrs. Brewer is survived by a husband, one son, four brothers and two sisters. The burial was at Mosherville.
(East Troy News) Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Hosley mourn the loss of their little four days’ old baby, Ella Mae. She was apparently will and in just a few moments they found her dead by the side of Mrs. Hosley in the bed. She was just a wee little snow drop loaned for a day, then Jesus called her back to heaven.
(East Troy News) On Monday, April 4th, the funeral of L. E. Stiles was held in the Baptist church. Rev. Roberts officiated. Uncle Lucius, as we all knew him has been until recently when he went to Athens to live with his son Milton, a resident of this place for a great many years, and is the last of family of twelve children. He was a little past 88 years old. He was a member of the Baptist church, a consistent Christian man, in politics a prohibitionist and strictly temperance. His wife, Mrs. Amanda Stiles, who is in New York state, was sick in bed and not able to be present, but who nevertheless will miss him and mourn for him. He is survived by his wife and two children, Milton of Athens and Mrs. Alice Stanton of Buffalo, and several grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. He was laid to rest in Greenwood by the side of his wife.
Mrs. James Sargeant.
Mrs. James Sargeant died at her home in Troy, April 4th, from the effects of erysipelas, at the age of 61 years. Funeral services were in charge of undertaker Bloom, conducted from the late home at 11 o’clock yesterday morning, with further service at the Wetona church at 2 o’clock, p.m., and burial in the Wetona cemetery.
Twenty-third Year, #104156, Thursday, April 14, 1906
Mrs. Fred Reynolds died at her home in Sullivan, Sunday, April 3, 1904, after a long illness of consumption, age 27 years. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter Mildred, and her father Geo. Beardsley and one brother Oscar Beardsley of Alba. The funeral in charge of undertaker Bloom, was conducted from the Universalist church in Troy on Tuesday afternoon, last week and was largely attended, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. B. Brunning of Mansfield. Interment on Oak Hill cemetery.
(Berrytown News) S. Batton of Shunk, well known to many people in this vicinity, died at his home in that place last week.
(Berrytown News) Charles L. Rupert of East Troy, formerly of Springfield, died at his home April 2nd in the 56th year of his age. He had many friends in this place and elsewhere who will sincerely mourn his death. His funeral was held at Berrtyown church on Wednesday the 6th. Undertaker Beamon had charge of the funeral. Religious service conducted by Rev. S. Barrett. Interment in Checkerville cemetery.
(LeRoy News) The widow of the late Edmund Kelley died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Every, March 27. Funeral was in charge of undertaker Kendall of Canton. Burial in LeRoy cemetery.
Death of a Sullivan Citizen.
After a long and painful illness of consumption, Amenzo Richmond, one of the most highly respected citizens of Sullivan, departed this life last Saturday about six o’clock, a.m. He was the son of Annanias Richmond of Mansfield, and aged about fifty four years. In earl life he was married to Clara Huslander, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by his father and three sisters. The funeral was conducted from the church at Chandlersburg on Monday at eleven o’clock. Interment in Mansfield.
Twenty-third Year, #104157, Thursday, April 21, 1904
Wells News) Mrs. Rhoda Wolfe Youmans, who has been very ill for several weeks with a complication of diseases, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. D. Barrett near Gillett, last Friday morning. Funeral services were held from her late home Sunday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m., and from the Union church at Mosherville at 1 p.m. Rev. B. A. Gates, Baptist pastor at Austinville officiated.
(Virtus News) Mrs. Rhoda Wolfe Youmans died at the home of Irvine Barrett in Wells, April 15, age 63, after an illness of seven weeks, Mrs. Youmans leaves one daughter, Mrs. Irvine Barrett and two grand children and two sisters, Mrs. Jefferson Warner and Mrs. Susan Besley, one brother Mr. Dell Wolfe.
Mrs. Youmans was a devoted chirstian woman and a member of Columbia Wells Baptist church for a good many years. She was loved and cherished by all, always ready to lend a helping hand to everyone. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the Mosherville church by Rev. B. A. Gates. Interment in Mosherville Cemetery. Funeral was in charge of J. B. Lewis.
Twenty-third Year, #104158, Thursday, April 28, 1904
Suicide Committed. Hugh Jackson of Troy Township Takes His Life. The Shocking Circumstance, The Result of a Fit of Despondency.
Residents of this vicinity were shocked to learn of the attempted suicide of Hugh Jackson of Troy township on Friday afternoon last, his death occurring at an early hour the following Saturday morning as a result.
For a few days previous to the occurrence Mr. Jackson was noticed to be troubled with a mental disturbance, following a period of despondency over affairs that worried him. During the time of his derangement of mind, his brother and sister, who resided with him, were conscious of the fact that Mr. Jackson was contemplating the destruction of his life, from his actions and expressions of speech that escaped him.
Joseph Jackson, a brother of the deceased residing at the home, has been an invalid for an extended time past, and a sister, Dorothy, and a chore boy, by the name of Decker were the other occupants of the place. It was thought to keep a close watch of Mr. Jackson and accordingly a cousin, Delos Rockwell of Sylvania, was called for this purpose.
On Friday afternoon the flock of sheep on the farm strayed from their pasture and Mr. Rockwell went out to care for them, endeavoring to induce Mr. Jackson to accompany him, which he was unable to do. He left Decker to watch the demented man and Mr. Jackson succeeded in forcing him to attend his work on another portion of the farm. Succeeding in his purpose of being left alone. Mr. Jackson immediately entered a sheep barn and there committed the attempt to take his life, by cutting his throat with a knife, afterwards crawling under a corner of the wagon shed to make a longer delay for searchers in finding him.
His sister in the house, who quickly noticed that Mr. Rockwell and Decker were both absent, set out for the barn to discover the whereabouts of her brother. She found him as he lay under the corner of the building, and by wild demonstrations of grief, soon secured help at hand. Joe Car and Wm. Keyes of Sylvania were just then driving by and Mr. Card hastily returned to Sylvania where Dr. Gustin was summoned.
After committing the deed, Mr. Jackson’s natural state of mind returned to him, and he was able to realize what he had done. He was given prompt medical attention, but the loss of blood was so great and his wounds of so serious a nature, that death resulted early the following morning.
Mr. Jackson, aged about sixty years, was possessor of considerable property, was a neighbor and friend whom all respected for his uprightness of character, and the news of the unfortunate nature of his death, was received with sadness by all who knew him.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania were conducted from the late home on Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment in Glenwood cemetery at Troy.
Death of Former Trojan. John Fletcher Died at His Home in Elmira After Long Illness.
John Fletcher, a former Trojan, departed this life last Thursday, April 21st, of a complication of diseases in the hospital at Binghamton, N.Y., and brought here for burial.
Mr. Fletcher was born in Smithfield township, June 9, 1843, and was a son of Stephen and Rhoda Fletcher. He first embarked in business in Hornellsville, N.Y., coming from here to Troy in 1867, being a dry goods clerk until 1890, when he was appointed postmaster, being also at one time school director and treasurer of the Troy school board, all the offices of which he filled with honor. Several years ago he moved from Troy to Elmira, and was engaged as a traveling salesman until his health failed.
In October, 1871, he married Polly Blakeslee of Troy township, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by one daughter, Grace and one son John, all of Elmira. He was a Sir Knight Templar and also a prominent member of Riverside M.E. church, Elmira, at the time of his demise.
His remains were brought to Troy and funeral conducted on Saturday afternoon from the home of his brother-in-law, L. J. Ballard, the Rev. Eli Pittman of Elmira, and A. E. Hall of Troy officiating. The remains were borne to their last resting place in Glenwood by the following former friends of deceased: A. B. McKean, H. M. Spalding, J. R. Willour, Frank Case, W. F. DeWitt and Harry Chase.
(LeRoy News) John R. Chapel, who has been sick some time with heart trouble, died at his home on the mountain road, April 21st, aged 75 years. Funeral services were held Sunday, p.m., in the church of Christ, Rev. Delmont of Minnequa officiating, and were in charge of undertaker Morse. He is survived by a wife and seven children. Burial in LeRoy cemetery.
(Burlington News) Mrs. Isabelle Hunter Brown, a former resident of Burlington, died on April 3rd, at the home of Thomas Sawyer in Halifax, Dauphin Co., after a brief illness of scarlet fever, aged 54 years. Mrs. Brown had been housekeeping for Mr. Sawyer for more than a year. A few days before being taken ill, she returned from a visit with her daughter in Williamsport.
Funeral services were held on the following Monday, which were strictly private. Interment was made in the Halifax cemetery.
Twenty-third Year, #104159, Thursday, May 5, 1904
Charles F. Sayles. Death of One of Troy’s Pioneer Citizens.
Charles F. Sayles, who departed this life on Sunday, Mary 1st of disease incident to old age in his 84th year, was one of the pioneer citizens of Troy, and a person greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him.
Mr. Sayles was born January 30th, 1820, at Sempronius, N.Y. His early years being spent in Cortland and Union Springs, N.Y., and at the former place he learned his trade of harness making. He was married in Cortland on March 6, 1844 to Caroline F. Crouch.
In the 1850 he moved to Troy, and he in partnership with Mr. Hawthorne of Union Springs, N.Y., purchased the cabinet shop of E. C. Oliver. Later Mr. Sayles became associated with Seth W. Paine in the foundry works, and still later he joined his brother, L. H. Sayles in the wagon manufacturing business in which they remained for fifteen years.
In 1863 Mrs. Sayles enlisted in Co. B. 26th Regiment Penna. Volunteers and of his army life he often related many interesting instances. He was thoroughly a public spirited citizen and occupied many offices of public trust. Following his return from the war he was awarded the postmastership of Troy in 1869 which position he held and most acceptably filled for sixteen years ending in 1885. Also will be particularly remembered his close identification with the laying out of Glenwood cemetery, and his services rendered in its enlargement and improvement.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. E. P. Morse at the residence of his brother-in-law, H. S. Leonard, Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock.
Distinguished Ancestry. Mainesburg Man’s Progenitors Were of More Than Passing Interest.
Nehemiah R. Packard of Mainesburg, Tioga county, died on April 20, at Buffalo, where he was visiting a friend. He was married in 1871 to Miss Lorinda S. Robinson. Their only child, a promising son accidentally shot himself in his eleventh year in 1888. Mr. Packard’s genealogy is an interesting one.
He was a son of Rebecca Packard, who lived to the remarkable age of 105 years, 6 months and 17 days. His maternal grandfather, Russell Ball Rose, was one of Washington’s body guard at Valley Forge; his great grandmother was Achie Ball, a cousin of Gen. Washington’s mother, Mary Ball. Both of his grandfathers were revolutionary soldiers, as were eight of his great uncles.
His father was with Commodore Perry and assisted in the building of the fleet that drove the British out of Buffalo, and he saw Rankin and James Bird shot at Erie for deserting from the brig Niagara. Enos Rose, his uncle, was a mail carrier in the war of 1812. Mr. Packard crossed the plains in 1849 and spent some time as a goldseeker in the vicinity of Pike’s Peak. He enlisted at Denver as a Rocky Mountain Ranger in the war of the Rebellion, in which three of his brothers also served in different regiments. He was a member of the expedition against Marmaduke across the plains, which suffered greatly from hunger and lack of forage, and it is said that when but four crackers were issued to the famishing soldiers he gave three of his to his horse with the result that of six or seven horses to complete the fatal march one was his. –Towanda Review.
(East Troy News) News of the death of our former pastor’s wife, Mrs. I. B. Hyde, was received the past week. Much sympathy will be felt for Mr. Hyde, as he is quite aged and he will miss the companionship of Mrs. Hyde. They were residents of this place for four years while he served the M. E. church as its pastor, and was more than well liked.
Death of Child. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Murray Suffer the Loss of Their infant Daughter.
Departed this life on Tuesday, April 26th, Victoria, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Murray, aged fifteen months. The funeral was conducted from the home on Thursday from the home on Thursday morning at ten o’clock by undertaker Bloom, when a large company of friends assembled to sympathize with the bereaved parents.
Twenty-third Year, #104160, Thursday, May 12, 1904
Mrs. Melissa L. Johnson.
Mrs. Melissa L. Johnson, wife of Reuben W. Johnson of Troy and a beloved lady, died at her home Sunday afternoon last, after, an illness of several weeks past.
Mrs. Johnson was born in 1835 in Wells, a daughter of Henry and Sylvia Roberts Wells. On February 28, 1858, she was united in marriage to Reuben W. Johnson of Columbia township, and they very soon later moved to Troy township, where they have resided ever since. The following children were born to them, who with the exception of Jessie, deceased, were present at the funeral services: Eliza A., Mrs. A. O. Ludington, Mrs. W. H. Dunning, Fannie and Ed of Troy, Mrs. L. M. Blair of Wellsboro, Wilson R. and Ansel of Painted Post, N.Y., and Fred of Cowley, Pa.
Funeral services were held from the late home on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., conducted by undertaker Bloom. Rev. T. A. Hughes was the officiating clergyman, assisted by Rev. J. L. Phoenix.
Mrs. Churchill C. Strait.
Mrs. Churchill C. Strait died on Monday last at the home of her children in Elmira. She was formerly a resident of Sylvania, but more lately had been living at the place of her death. Funeral services were held yesterday at 1 o’clock at the home of George Wolfe in Columbia township, burial in Sylvania. Services conducted by undertaker Bloom. Rev. Crawford of Elmira was the officiating clergyman.
Death of Mrs. Jane Kendall.
Mrs. Jane Kendall, widow of L. W. Kendall of Burlington, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. W. Lane in Athens. She had been ill three months. She went to Athens last December to spend the winter with her daughter. She was born in Susquehanna county in February 1829, and was married to Mr. Kendall in 1850, since which time she had lived in Burlington township. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, R. W. Kendall of Burlington, O. C. Kendall of Athens, J. W. Kendall of Warren and Mrs. N. W. Lane of Athens and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gorham of LeRaysville.
Funeral services were held in the Luthers Mills church on Wednesday.
Charles Joralemon. (Two obituaries, parenthesis shows different dates and information in May 19 issue)
Charles Joralemon of Columbia township, died at his home on April 30, 1904, of heart disease, after an illness of only twenty minutes.
He was born at Sparta, New Jersey, April 12, 1828 (26), and was the son of John and Zuba Joralemon, who settled in Columbia township in 1843. He located on the farm occupied by him at the time of his death. In May 1851 (1846), he married Lydia Wolfe, daughter of George and Leafy Kennedy Wolfe, who died 4 April 1899. They had three children, Edward W. (of Webb Mills, N.Y.), Hosea W. (who resides on the old homestead), Leefy, Mrs. Sturn (Steve) Budd (of Austinville, Pa.), who survives them.
Mr. Joralemon was one of a family of eight children, seven sons and one daughter, all of whom, expect Joseph Joralemon of Troy, Pa., are dead. He was a man of sterling and upright character, held in high esteem by all who knew him.
(The funeral services were held on Monday, p.m., at his late home. Rev. Burge Gates of Austinville officiated. The remains were laid to rest in the Baptist Hill cemetery)
(Local News) Fred W. Bowman, a Towanda township farmer, committed suicide by hanging. He was despondent as a result of financial reverses caused by floods and fire.
Twenty-third Year, #104161, Thursday, May 19, 1904
Travis McKeel died at his home in Troy township on Tuesday, May 10th. Funeral services in charge of undertaker Beaman were conducted from the home on Friday at 1 o’clock, Rev. Phoenix officiating. Burial at Windfall.
Mrs. Anna Mintron.
Mrs. Anna Mintron died suddenly of heart disease at her home in Troy township on Saturday morning, May 7th. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday by undertaker Beaman at 2 o’clock, Rev. T. A. Hughes officiating. Burial in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Isaac Burt of Watkins, formerly of Troy, departed this life in Watkins, N.Y., of consumption on Wednesday of last week. Her remains were brought to Troy for burial on Friday. Interment in the family plot in Glenwood. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, one daughter dying about a year since, the loss of which hastened her death, in going into a decline soon after.
Mrs. Jane Cobb.
Another highly respected and aged resident of Troy township departed this life on Wednesday, May 18th, at her home near Troy, aged seventy-nine years. The funeral was conducted from her late home on Friday morning at ten o’clock, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery.
(East Troy News) Wm. J. Patrick was born on the old homestead near the Hilton cemetery, December 13th, 1828. He was the third child of the late but well remembered Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Patrick and lived in this vicinity until the year 1864 when he and his family moved to Canton, where he has resided ever since. In 1865, he joined the I.O.O.F., and was a faithful member, having held many offices in the order. His wife who was Mrs. Lucinda Ward Patrick, died four years ago last March. Since then Mr. Patrick’s health has been failing, but none thought the end was so near, as he had been able to be up and dressed, but Saturday evening, May 7th, he passed away just as he had lived, peacefully at his home in Canton. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frances Patrick, Mrs. Dell Fitch; also two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Sherman and Mrs. Harriet Bodine and two brothers Chester Patrick of West Burlington and Jonathan of Iowa. There was a large congregation at the funeral and the casket was covered with beautiful flowers, that were sent by loving friends. The I.O.F. also sent a beautiful set piece with their emblem. Rev. C. C. Brady officiated. He was buried with the I.O.O.F. ritual.
Twenty-third Year, #104162, Thursday, May, 26, 1904
Hon. B. B. Mitchell. Death of One of Troy’s Most Prominent and Respected Citizens. Funeral Services Held at His Late Home This Afternoon.
The Hon. Benjamin B. Mitchell was born in Tioga Co., Pa., January 14, 1839. His father, Richard Mitchell, who was of Scotch Irish descent, was one of the first settlers of Tioga county.
Mr. Mitchell’s education was obtained in the schools of his native county, supplemented by studies at Lewisburg University, and at the Bryant and Stratton Business college in Buffalo, N.Y.
At the age of 21 he came to Troy, Pa., and began his business life by establishing a drug and book store. The following year, in August 1862, in response to President Lincoln’s call for men to defend the Union he assisted in recruiting and organizing the first cavalry company in Bradford Co., was chosen first lieutenant, and with his company joined the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry. The next year he was promoted to Captain. Having served beyond the three years for which he enlisted, and his health having become seriously impaired, he declined the offer of promotion to the rank of Major, and returned to his home in Troy in the autumn of ’64.
May 29, 1865, Captain Mitchell was united in marriage to Miss Ellen E., only daughter of the late Samuel W. Pomeroy of this village. To this union were born seven children, two sons and five daughters. Two of the daughters died in infancy. The oldest son, Pomeroy Mitchell, died at the age of twelve. The other four children together with his wife, and four of his sisters survive him.
After disposing of his drug and book business he entered into partnership with his father-in-law in the banking business under the firm name of Pomeroy & Mitchell, successors to Pomeroy Brothers. He continued in this business after the death of Mr. Pomeroy, until this bank was consolidated with the First National Bank of Troy a few years ago. He also had extensive business interests in the west.
Capt. Mitchell held various local offices in Troy borough at different times. He was especially interested in the public schools, and served for many years on the Board of Education. To stimulate excellence in English spelling he established the B. B. Mitchell Gold Medal Prize, to be awarded each year to the student of the Troy high school sustaining the highest average in spelling contest.
From 1882 to 1884 he was a member of the lower house of the state legislature. In 1892 he was elected to the state Senate, and reelected in 1896 serving altogether ten years in the two houses. Besides serving on many other important committees he was chairman of the Com. On Mines and Mining during his first term to the senate, and of the Com. On Banks and Loan Associations during his second term.
Capt. Mitchell was a member of the Gustin Post G.A.R., taking an active part in the annual memorial services. He was also a member of the Loyal Legion, and of the Masonic order. He united with the Presbyterian church on confession of his faith in Christ, May 5, 1871. In 1873 he was elected to the office of deacon for the term of three years. By successive re-elections he held that office continuously until the time of his death, acting also as treasurer of the deacons’ fund. He was also actively identified with the Sunday school. In this he served for a time as a teacher, and also as superintendent. As a member of the Bible class he was especially noted for the regularity of his attendance. For more than a year immediately preceding his last illness he did not miss a single Sabbath.
For some years past Capt. Mitchell’s health had at times been a cause of anxiety to his family. Last fall a change for the worse led him to go to Philadelphia for medical advice. After spending considerable time there he and his wife went to Florida, stopping at Palm Beach and later at St. Augustine. The temporary benefit of the change having passed away they returned to Philadelphia early in April. His condition soon became so alarming that it was decided to return at once to his home. Here the last month was spent in much suffering, and in a steady decline, broken now and then by brief intervals of apparent improvement followed by a speedy relapse, until the end came peacefully, after a night of unconsciousness, at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, May 24.
The funeral services were held at his late home on Thursday afternoon, May 26, conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. P. Morse, assisted by Rev. T. A. Hughes of the Baptist church; and the burial services were conducted by the Grand Army Post at the family vault in Glenwood cemetery.
Death at Burlington.
Alonzo Herrington, for many years a resident of Burlington, died at his home there on Sunday evening. He is survived by his wife and three sons, John of West Burlington, William of Towanda, and Frank of Ashville, Cambria county. He was a man highly esteemed as a citizen and neighbor.
Death of William Axtell.
The former friends of William Axtell will be sorry to learn of his death. Mr. Axtell was born and reared in Troy, and was aged about thirty-six years. He died in Basin, Montana, on Monday, May the ninth. He was the son of Dr. A. K. and Julia Fitch Axtell, at one time prominent residents of Troy. He was also a cousin of Mrs. Geo. A. Roosa and Frank Morgan of Troy.
(Local News) Owen, son of George Ameigh of Gillett, died on Thursday of last week, Funeral services were conducted on Saturday by undertaker Bloom.
(Local News) Mrs. C. B. Pomeroy left for Detroit, Michigan last Friday to attend the funeral of her little granddaughter, Sibyl Shaw, aged three years. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Shaw. Funeral on Monday at twelve o’clock.
The subject of this sketch, was born in Hessen, Germany, July 26, 1838, and died at his home in Austinville, Pa., May 18, 1904, aged 65 years, 9 months and 22 days. Coming to this country at an early age, he enlisted in the Union army at the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion, joining Co. B., 7th Regiment, Penn. Volunteers, in which he served faithfully for three years and four months, at the expiration of which time he was honorably discharged on account of being disabled with chronic rheumatism and heart trouble. He was engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, Chichamauga, Vicksburg and many other important battles of the Civil war. As a neighbor he was kind and good; always ready to accommodate and to lend a helping hand wherever needed. He was a kind and devoted father and a man well liked and highly spoken of in the community. Besides belonging to the G.A.R. he was a member of the Austinville Lodge I.O.O.F. Both local organizations attended the obsequies in a body. He leaves besides his widow, one son, John of Austinville, and one daughter Mrs. Riley Judson of Springfield. Funeral services were largely attended from his late home Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m., Rev. Burge A. Gates, Baptist pastor at Austinville, officiating. The remains were laid away in the Besley cemetery.
(Roseville News) The people of this place were very much grieved to hear the sad news of the death of Isaac Brown, a traveling man of Elmira. He was in Roseville on Tuesday, and died the following Friday. He was seized with a coughing spell and died instantly. Mr. Brown was formerly a mail carrier from this place to Columbia X Roads.
Joseph O. Gustin.
Joseph O. Gustin of Topeka, Kan., died on Sunday morning, May 22nd, at the age of 67 years. Deceased was formerly a resident of Troy, and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frances Leonard of Mansfield, and brother, J. H. Gustin of Troy. The remains were brought to Troy yesterday and were accompanied here by the following: Miss Stella Youngs of Topeka, Kan., Mrs. L. J. Williams of Scranton, Mrs. Oscar Smiley of Sayre, Mrs. Barnes of Geneva, N.Y., and Mrs. M. H. Gustin of Philadelphia.
Funeral services were conducted this morning at 10 o’clock by undertaker Beaman at the home of J. H. Gustin.
Twenty-third Year, #104163, Thursday, June 2, 1904
Sudden Death of Mrs. Linnie Cobb Cunningham.
The sudden death of Mrs. Linnie Cobb Cunningham at her home near Troy on Friday of last week, was a great shock to her friends, as but few were aware of her illness. Her death was due to heart failure preceded by a very severe attack of typhoid, one cause of which was over work in caring for her foster mother, Mrs. Jane Cobb, whose death occurred about two weeks previously. Mrs. Cunningham was aged about forty –seven years. She is survived by her husband, one half-brother and sister, and a large circle of friends who mourn her untimely end. The funeral was conducted from her late home on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Lucinda W. Pomeroy. Death of Aged Troy Lady.
Mrs. Lucinda W. Pomeroy, whose death occurred at the home of her son, N. M. Pomeroy, in this village, May 23, at the advanced age of 93 years and 7 months, was one of the oldest and most loved and respected citizens of Troy.
She was born in Walton, Delaware Co., N.Y., October 23, 1810. Her father Quartus Merrick was of Welsh decent. During Mrs. Pomeroy’s girlhood the family removed to Massachusetts, living for a few years at West Springfield in that state. Later they came to Pennsylvania, and settled in Springfield township, Bradford county. For a number of years Mrs. Pomeroy was a teacher, conducting schools in several places in this vicinity, and in the village of Troy.
She was married October 9, 1839 to Isaac N. Pomeroy. Three children were born to this marriage, two sons and a daughter. The older son, Solymon, died in childhood. The other son, George Hamilton, was drowned in the Chemung river near Elmira, while bathing, June 18, 1864, the daughter, Henrietta Bliss, who married George B. Davison, died at the age of 33, leaving four children. To these motherless children Mrs. Pomeroy’s maternal love and solicitude were henceforth largely given. Her husband, Isaac N. Pomeroy, died May 31, 1881. Mrs. Pomeroy afterwards made her home with her stepson, N. M. Pomeroy in whose family she was honored and tenderly cared for in her advancing years.
The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, May 25, conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. P. Morse, and her body was laid to rest beside those of her husband and children in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Jane Ballard was called suddenly to Pittsburg last Wednesday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Mary Bowen Reed, relict of the late William J. Reed, D. D. L. L. D., who was a continuous pastor of one of the large Presbyterian churches of that city for the long period of forty-one years. Mrs. Reed was a woman of rare endowments, and her sudden demise will be mourned by a large circle of friends, not only in the city of her adoption, but also of her girlhood home, the same being Troy.
Mrs. Abbie Shoemaker.
The death of Mrs. Abbie Shoemaker, whose serious illness we recently noted, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Taylor on Sunday last, aged about fifty-seven years. Primary cause a paralytic stroke followed by results which necessitated the amputation of a limb, the nervous shock from which she could not rally, she had after great suffering passed into the eternal rest, which she had earned by her saintly life on earth. For she, like Dorcas of old, was full of good works, being not only an active worker in the M.E. church, but also a staunch member of the W.C.T.U., and alive to all of its interests. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Gerry Taylor of Troy, and Mrs. Willis Kittle of Granville.
Funeral services were conducted from her late home on Wednesday last at 12:30 o’clock, and from the M. E. church at Windfall at 1:30, the Revs. A. E. Hall of Troy, and B. H. Allen of East Canton, officiating. Interment in the Windfall cemetery.
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.