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Volume XLIX, #4, Friday, February 2, 1912
(Leona News) The death of L. H. Doane at his home here on his 75th birthday, was a great shock to his many friends and neighbors. Burial was in the Leona cemetery.
(Leona News) Mr. Addison Brooks after a short illness passed away January 26th.
Volume XLIX, #5, Friday, February 9, 1912
(Windfall News) Ira Pardo and Miss Maud of Sullivan County, visited relatives here a few days last week and attended the funeral of the late Rev. J. L. Phoenix at Troy last Sunday.
Late Troy Minister Organized Many Churches.
Rev. J. L. Phoenix was born December 13, 1832, at Pine Creek, now Gaines Township, Pa. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lane Phoenix, being the eldest of 10 children, and having three older half-brothers. His grandfather, J. L. Phoenix, settled on Pine Creek in 1812 and Phoenix Creek was named in honor of him. He was married June 13, 1856, to Miss Calfernia C. Crittenden, who died October 23, 1894. His earl education was obtained in a district school and at Knoxville Academy. Later he studied law at Wellsboro, Pa., and with every prospect of a successful career, but he abandoned all for the ministry and for over 50 years was one of the most logical and successful preacher of the time, voicing his convictions fearlessly, eloquently and convincingly. When in the zenith of his power he is said to have driven more miles, preached more sermons, made more converts and married and buried more people than any other minister in the section of the country where he labored.
He held many pastorates in different parts of Pennsylvania and New York, preaching not only in churches, but in school houses and even in tents where other doors were closed to him. Later he served as an evangelist under the Women’s Christian Board of Missions, laboring in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Montana, Washington and California. He organized or was the means of organizing, a number of churches and these stand as his monuments today from Pennsylvania to California. The compensation for his work was usually meagre, one of his earliest pastorates being assumed on condition that as his pay a chapter from the Scriptures should be read in each family every day.
In 1896 he married Miss Maggie Slenker, of Lock Haven, Pa., who was a true help mate to him in his declining years and who survives him together with three children by his first marriage. Lydia Ellen Phoenix, Oswego, N. Y.; Mrs. Rosa Phoenix, Claggett, Long Beach, Cal., and John Lane Phoenix, Brooklyn, N. Y.; two other children of the same marriage, Mrs. Lenora Calfernia Phoenix VanHorn, and an infant son having preceded him to the “Better Land.”
The last years of his life were spent at his home in Troy, Pa., because of great invalidism due to excessive work, but he never ceased to be a worker for the Master, longing even a short time before his death to organize still one more church before he crossed the Great Divide. At the last he longed and prayed for release from suffering and when it came he met his Saviour with a smile. Of no man can it more truly be said that he freely gave his life for what he believed to be the Truth.
(LeRoy News) Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mott received the sad news Saturday evening of the death of Mrs. Mott’s brother, Guy Robinson of Elmira who passed away that evening in the Arnot Ogden hospital. Death was due to acute Brights disease.
Profound Sorrow over Death of Miss Hilda Morse
Miss Hilda, youngest daughter of Undertaker Rancy K. Morse, died at the family home early Tuesday morning, January 30th, after a week’s illness with typhoid pneumonia. Deceased was born in LeRoy June 21st, 1894, and has always been admired and loved by those whom she came in contact with. Her pleasing manner has won many dear friends, who deeply sympathize with the family in their sad bereavement. She was a patient sufferer and after hours of agony her last words were, “I want to die.” Deceased was a faithful member of the church of Christ, and her sweet voice has often been heard in the choir and various places. But now her voice is stilled forever. No more will her voice be heard on the telephone, where she has been operator for over two years, and made many friends far and near.
The funeral was one of the largest ever in LeRoy, on Friday afternoon. The church was packed with sorrowing friends and relatives, and the elegant floral pieces showed the high esteem in which the departed was held. Four girl friends, the Misses Ruth Wooster, Mildred Morse, Laura Riggs and Mary Mason, acted as flower girls, while six young men, Messrs. Robert Chilson, Leslie Holcombe, Ora Wooster, William Sevelon and Freeman Kelley, acted as bearers. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in a slate vault in LeRoy cemetery beside the mother, who had preceded her about twelve years ago. Besides the father and step-mother, one brother, Perley, and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Colton, survive.
Rev. Kidwell of this place, and Rev. Bryan of Granville Center, officiated. H. A. Morse had charge of the burial.
(Local News) Mrs. Reuben Dudley whose husband died a few weeks since, passed away yesterday morning at the home of her son, George A. Dudley, in Elmira. The remains will be brought to Troy and funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 11:30 Saturday morning. Decedent had been in poor health for several years.
(Local News) News was received yesterday by telegraph by Troy friends of the death in Providence Hospital, Washington, D. C., of Mrs. F. L. Hopkins, formerly of Burlington.
(Local News) Augustus A. Aspinwall, a brother of S. B. Aspinwall of Troy, died Jan. 30th, at his home in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Mr. Aspinwall was a native of Elmira and had visited Troy in past years. He was in his 82d year.
(Local News) George Wilkins died last Sunday at his home on Armenia mountain, from paralysis, aged 77. His wife, one son, and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Bull and Mrs. Daniel Batey, survive. The funeral was held at Mainesburg.
(Local News) Arthur A. Barrett, 12 years old, expired Tuesday on Armenia mountain from pneumonia, before a physician reached his bedside. He was a son of Cyrus and Mary Jackson Barrett.
Volume XLIX, #6, Friday, February 16, 1912
(Coryland News) Little Olive Fish, age about nine years, died of pneumonia at her home in Wells on Saturday. She attended the Wells graded school.
Charles E. Gladding Dies at Home in Columbia.
Charles E. Gladding was born August 2, 1833, in Columbia township, Bradford County, Pa., on the farm where he spent the greater part of his life and where he died on February 11, 1912.
His parents were Joseph Gladding, one of the pioneers of the township, and March Bullock Gladding. In the almost 80 years of his life he saw the township transformed from a wilderness to the beautiful rural region that it now is, with stately homes and modern barns and cozy villages nestling here and there in the valleys among the hills. His early education he got from the schools of the district, but he was always learning. He was an exceedingly wee-read man and was a thinker as well as reader and could discuss with a wealth of knowledge all the great questions of the day. From early manhood he was interested in political matters and took a deep interest in the affairs of the community and the country at large and in the strength of his years he was one of the leaders of his party. Always a Republican, in these later years he followed the progressive wing of the party. For a term beginning in 1869 he held the office of register and recorded for Bradford county, an office which he filled with ability and honor. In 1863 he enlisted in Co. D, 132nd Reg. Pennsylvania Volunteers and elected First Lieutenant. He served through the period for which he enlisted and was in a number of battles and skirmishes.
In 1858 be became a member of the Trojan Lodge, F. & A. M. and had been a member longer than anyone else belonging to the lodge now living.
In 1874 he was active in the organization of Columbia Grange, No. 83, and he continued to be a member of it all these years. For twenty-six years he was secretary of the Grange Mutual Insurance Co. of Troy, Pa., only giving up this office last December when failing health compelled him to.
For over 50 years he trained and led a church choir that was celebrated for its excellence over the whole county and beyond. He continued this work until compelled by throat troubles to give up singing.
Just in his dealings, kindly in spirit, a true friend, a valiant opponent, a helpful neighbor, a loving husband and father he filled out life’s day and then like a weary child went to sleep.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. S. E. Eastman of Elmira, and was held at the family home on Tuesday afternoon, February 13th. Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania, gave an appreciation of his life and work.
Gustin Post, G. A. R. Troy, Pa. formed a guard of honor and stately and solemn ritual of the Masonic order was used at the cemetery.
The interment took place in the beautiful spot on his own ancestral acres known as “The Gladding Cemetery.”
(Local News) Mrs. Cecelia Shepard Ruggles a native of South Creek township, and wife of John A. Ruggles, well known here, died last week at the Sayre hospital following an operation performed a fortnight before. Decedent was 49 years old and leaves beside her husband a daughter, Helen. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and highly esteemed.
(Local News) Mrs. Cole Hager died last Saturday night at the family home in Farmer’s Valley, five weeks from the burial of her father, the late Reuben Dudley, and on the day of her mother’s funeral and burial in Troy. Though in poor health for some time, Mrs. Hager was permitted to minister to her father in his last illness and to give a daughter’s loving support to her mother for a few days before she too was called to the great beyond. She was 45 years old and leaves besides her husband, three children, Mabel, (Mrs. Howley) of Sayre; Harry of Penn Yan, and Mildred, at home who goes to make her home with Mrs. Howley in Sayre. Two brothers also survive, George A. and Frederick E. Dudley of Elmira. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. Frank L. Hopkins (nee McKean) was in Washington, D. C., which for many years has been her home.
(Local News) Harrison Burnham, a life long resident of Bentley Creek died Monday of pneumonia.
Volume XLIX, #7, Friday, February 23, 1912
(West Burlington News) Mrs. George Rockwell spent several days last week helping to care for her father, M. B. Haight, who passed away Friday morning after a lingering illness.
(East Troy News) Word was received on Monday of the death of Mrs. Amanda Stiles of this place. Mrs. Stiles passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. Fred VanHorn, in Towanda, where she had spent most of the winter, death being due to typhoid pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Granville Centre.
(Fairview News) Myron B. Haight died at his home Friday, February 16, of general debility, aged 77 years. Mr. Haight was a veteran of the civil war, and besides his wife he leaves four children: Mrs. Merton Smiley of East Canton; Mrs. Fred Baxter of Granville; Mrs. George Rockwell of West Burlington and Seward, who lives at home. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 o’clock at the Mountain Lake church.
(Local News) Robert H. Haldridge, the relief telegraph operator, was known here who was drowned in Seneca lake last Sunday afternoon.
(Local News) Mrs. Tillie Moody Mills, a sister of Lewis Moody of Canton, and of Dr. Moody of Mansfield, died suddenly at her home in Oraville, California.
(Local News) Mrs. Jane M. Allen, widow of former principal F. A. Allen of the Mansfield Normal School, died Wednesday night at her home in that village.
Volume XLIX, #8, Friday, March 1, 1912
(Sylvania News) Nelson Mosher, one of the old residents of Sylvania, had a paralytic shock on Friday night of last week and died on Monday morning. The funeral was held from the Disciple church on Wednesday forenoon, Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.
(Windfall News) Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Duart were called to Montour Falls last Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Duarts’ oldest sister, Mary, who suffered a stroke of paralysis a few weeks since.
Sturdy Pioneer Expires at Ripe Age.
Jacob J. Bohlayer, in former years, one of the most active lumbermen of this section, died yesterday afternoon about 1 o’clock at his boarding place in Bohlayertown. Deceased was 77 years old last July. He was born in Germany and came to America when he was 20. He was a man of force and integrity and had many friends in the community. His health had been failing for a number of years. He was a brother of Fred Bohlayer at whose home the funeral will be held at 2 Saturday afternoon.
(Checkerville News) Beatrice, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huntley of Elmira Heights, was brought here Monday for burial.
Mrs. Ella Stone of Springfield, who died Feb. 16, 1912, at 8 p. m., was born August, 1859, in New York state, the daughter of Able and Mary Andrus. When she was 7 years old her parents moved to Canton. She was married to J. L. Stone of East Canton, April 27th, 1880. Coming from Canton to Springfield where her husband still resides, four sons and one daughter came to bless their union, all being left to mourn their mother’s death. The daughter, Mrs. Jennie Smith, who with her husband and her little boy, (Mrs. Stone’s only grandchild) reside in the West, was not able to attend the funeral but visited her mother just recently. Mrs. Stone was stricken ten years ago with paralysis. Some of the time since then she would be able to get about in a wheel chair and did considerable light work, but gradually she grew worse until she fell asleep in Jesus. She was faithfully cared for by Mrs. Harry Stone for several years. Mrs. Stone was baptized in the faith of the Disciple church in her younger days. The funeral services were conducted by Elder Hazelton of Springfield, who choose for the text of his sermon Rev. 14:13. A large concourse of neighbors and friends attended the obsequies.
(Local News) Mrs. S. W. Lester died suddenly last night at her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hillis Spalding in Elmira street.
(Local News) William Kelly, 20 years old, of LeRoy, was instantly killed Tuesday by a fall of coal in the Frazer mine at Carbon Run, Barclay township.
Volume XLIX, #9, Friday, March 8, 1912
Nelson Mosher, who died at his home in Sylvania on Monday, February 26, was born July 6, 1828, and spent his entire life on the homestead where he passed away. Mr. Mosher was a good citizen, honored and respected by all who knew him and will be missed by a large circle of friends. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Fuller, at the homestead; one son, E. L. Mosher of Port Byron; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Young of Troy, Mrs. Lida Strait of Mansfield and Mrs. Orrin Furman of Crown Point, Indiana.
(Leroy News) William Kelley, who was instantly killed in Wm. Fraser’s mines at Carbon Run, February 27th, was the son of Edward and Lucy Morse Kelley of this place. The remains were brought to the home of his uncle, R. K. Morse, and the body prepared for burial, where it was kept until the day of the funeral on account of the ill health of the mother. Deceased was a member of the church of Christ, and an exemplary young man of sterling qualities, always taking interest in home duties, where his father and mother, three brothers and two sisters survive, and deeply feel the loss of a loved one. The funeral was very largely attended at the church Friday afternoon, and the beautiful floral offerings show the high esteem of the departed. Revs. Kidwell and Barrow officiated. Burial in Mott Cemetery.
(Local News) Newton McClelland formerly of Troy, died last Friday at the home of his only son, James McClelland, in Dallas, Luzerne county, aged 73 years. He was the last of his family. The remains were brought to Columbia X Roads where the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.
(Local News) Mrs. Fannie Smiley Turner, formerly of Troy, died recently at her home in Battle Creek, Mich., from Bright’s disease, age about 65 years. Decedent was the wife of Frank Turner and she had resided in Battle Creek about 40 years. Her husband, a son and two daughters survive. She was a sister of Mrs. William Weigester and Charles Smiley. She was a sister also of Mrs. Dr. Channell of Oakland, Cal., W. R. Smiley of Maryville, Mo., and Susan Smiley of near Kalamazoo, Mich.
(Local News) The funeral of the late Mrs. S. W. Lester was held Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. H. Spalding, the Rev. Glenn P. Baldwin officiating.
(Local News) Mrs. Porter E. Bixby, who was so ill for a time then improved and seemed in a fair way to recover, expired at her home in this boro Wednesday morning, aged about 33 years. Her husband survives and two young children. Deceased was a daughter of Justice O. T. Haight of Mansfield. She was graduated from the Normal school in the class of ’97 and taught for a time before her marriage. She was a valued member of the First Baptist church of Troy and leaves a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held at the house at 12 o’clock today and interment will be at Sylvania.
(Local News) Mrs. Roxy L. Collins, of Canton, who was stricken with pneumonia while on a visit to her son, Section Foreman Fred Collins, on Troy Hill, expired last Sunday afternoon aged 67. She was the mother of a large family. The remains were taken to Gillett, her former home where the funeral took place on Wednesday.
Volume XLIX, #10, Friday, March 1912
(Local News) Mrs. Modena deBullion Williams, the bride of two months of Ross Williams, formerly of Troy township, died last Friday at Oil City. The remains were brought on Saturday to the home of Mr. Williams’ parents. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Williams, where the funeral services were held on Monday, conducted by the Rev. John C. Dean. Mrs. Williams’ death is traced to the shock to her system from having been entombed for several days in the ruins of the San Francisco earth quake of a few years ago. She was 25 years old. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Finley Dickinson dropped dead Monday evening at her home with her son, Elmer Dickinson, in Burlington. Deceased was about 75 years old. She was the mother also of William Dickinson, who moved last fall from this boro to Willoughby, Ohio, of George and John Dickinson and Mrs. Luther Rockwell of West Burlington and of Mrs. Grace of Rochester, N. Y.
(Local News) Mr. P. Powers, formerly of Bentley Creek and Troy, died last Friday at his home in Newark, N. J., from pneumonia. His wife survives, one son and a daughter. The funeral and interment were in Newark. Mr. Powers was a expert farrier and a man of progressive ideas who had made fine progress in his line. His shop in Newark with its numerous scientific appliances has been frequently illustrated as one of the finest in the country.
Volume XLIX, #11, Friday, March 22, 1912
(Sylvania News) Frank Kerrick, who lived for the last few years in the Wheeler house, died very suddenly of heart failure on Sunday night. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.
(Leroy News) Hiram Kelley, who died at the home of his daughter, near West Franklin was buried in LeRoy cemetery last Saturday.
(Thompson Hill) Mrs. Laura Burnham died at her home in this place at 2:20 o’clock Sunday. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the house. Interment at Checkerville.
(Local News) Frank Kerrick of Sylvania, who died Sunday evening at his home aged 52 years, was a brother of Mrs. Thomas Dobbins of this boro. Decedent had been a paralytic for a number of years. His wife survives, a daughter, Ethel, and a son, Bert. The funeral was held on Wednesday.
(Local News) A fine addition to Glenwood cemetery fund was received the first of the week from David DeForest in a subscription of #500 in memory of his parents, Carlos M. and Elizabeth DeForest. The former is probably the only person buried in Glenwood or anywhere else in this section who was born in what a late magazine article says is today the richest agricultural country in the world, Argentina, South America. The DeForests were an old, influential and wealthy New Haven, Conn., family but it was while our townsman’s grandfather was serving as United States Consul to Buenos Aires that Carlos was born, a thorough American but still of foreign birth. The older DeForest and others of the name were potent factors in the found of Yale university in New Haven which even then was aglow with the educational fire which to this day illumines the greater part of New England.
(Local News) While temporarily insane, O. E. Baerem, formerly of Elmira, suicide by shooting himself at his home near Tioga after nearly killing his wife with a hatchet. Mrs. Baerem was taken to the Blossburg hospital where Dr. DeWitt hopes for her recovery.
Volume XLIX, #12, Friday, March 29, 1912
(Sylvania News) Wesley Wood who worked for F. D. Bradford last year, died on Monday afternoon, after a very brief illness. He had just moved to the Lyman Smith farm on the State road. The sympathy of this whole community goes out to his family in this affliction.
Mrs. Betsy Reynolds.
Mrs. Betsy D. Reynolds, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. A. Rockwell, Tuesday afternoon. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Frank Wilbur of West Burlington; Mrs. M. Benninger and Mrs. Burt Santee of Granville Centre, and Mrs. E. A. Rockwell of Troy; one brother, Volney B. Taylor, and two half-brothers, H. H. and F. K. Taylor. Her husband, Hiram G. Reynolds, died at Genessee, Ill., November 7, 1866, where they were living at that time. Decedent was born December 21, 1826, at Granville Centre, where she spent the greater part of her life.
Possessing a sweet, cheerful nature, she lived an exemplary Christian life. She was for over 55 years a member of the church of Christ at Granville Centre, where the funeral services will take place Friday at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. J. C. Bryan officiating. A prayer service will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rockwell at 11 o’clock Friday.
Mrs. Anna McGoughran.
Mrs. Anna McGoughran, late of Troy, Pa., died at midnight last Friday, at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. Charles J. Cummings, 755 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary A. Cosgrove, Elmira, N. Y.; Mrs. Charles J. Cummings, Williamsport, Pa; Mrs. Rose A. McNamara, Rochester, N. Y.; Mrs. Jennie L. Brock, Brookfield, Mass.; Mrs. F. J. MacRae, New York City; John R. McGoughran, Troy, Pa., Henry P. McGoughran, Rochester, N. Y.; Alex McGoughran, Orange, N. J.; and James E. McGoughran, Los Angeles, Cal.; numerous grand children and four great grand children.
Mrs. McGoughran settled in Troy, Pa., coming there from New York in 1856. She was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, April 8, 1833, and had she survived till then, would have been seventy-nine years old on the 8th of April next. She came to New York when a child, where in 1852, she married Redmond McGoughran, a native of New York who died, at Troy, in 1903. They had resided continuously in Troy for upwards of 48 years prior to the time of her husband’s death. In 1962, surrounded by their children, and grand children, they celebrated their golden wedding. For some time Mrs. McGoughran had made her home in Williamsport, where during her short residence she became endeared to a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn her death. The funeral took place Tuesday from Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church in Elmira, interment in Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery there.
Volume XLIX, #13, Friday, April 5, 1912
(East Troy News) The sad news comes from Birmingham, Ala., of the death, last week of Mrs. Ida Newell Hill, who was the sister of Mrs. E. S. Annable of this place.
(Daggetts News) Mrs. Wesley Lucas, who has been a suffering invalid for over a year, died last Thursday morning. Her funeral was held at Job’s Corners church and burial in Job’s Corners cemetery last Sunday.
(Daggetts News) Lowan Taber of Bear Creek, died of cancer at the home of his daughter, Lena, in Trumansburg, N. Y., March 30th, and will be brought here today for burial in Daggett Cemetery.
(Local News) Loan Taber, and uncle of the late A. E. Backer of Troy, died last Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Stillwell, at Trumansburg, N. Y. The remains were brought to Daggetts, Tioga county, for burial, interment being on Tuesday.
President George Doane, of the Doane & Jones Lumber Co., of Elmira, who died Sunday morning, was a native of Covington. His boyhood was spent in this county at Rome and in Towanda. His wife survives, two sons, two daughters, two brothers and one sister.
Volume XLIX, #14, Friday, April 12, 1912
Walter B. Gernert Succumbs to Pneumonia.
Walter B. Gernert, who was prostrated by pneumonia Tuesday night of last week following a drive to Burlington, expired at 3:40 Monday afternoon, April 8th, at his home in High Street.
Walter Budd Gernert was born in Columbia, Bradford county, April 28, 1839, the second son of S. Clay and Harriett Goodrich Gernert. He attended the district school of the neighborhood. At 15 he began buying sheep and other stock on his own account. He used his first earnings to continue his education at the old Troy Academy under Prof. John J. Crandall. He went to Canton in 1858 as a clerk for Newbery, Colwell & Spalding. Returning after a time to Troy he was employed by S. M. Leonard and by Redington, Maxwell & Leonard. He was in business for himself at Austinville and in Troy, in partnership at different times with Fred McCollum and L. J. Ballard, and was the head of the firm of Gernert, Lamkin & Moore. From 1887 until his death he was engaged in buying an shipping farm products.
He married Harriett Haven of Columbia, Dec. 19, 1865. To this union were born three sons and one daughter—Frank C. and Charles H. Gernert of Bridgeport, Conn.; Allan W. of New York, and Mary Ada (Mrs. Andrew Spalding) of Ridgway, Pa. Mrs. Gernert entered the great beyond Nov. 28, 1884. On January 23, 1888, he married Sarah Gilman of Troy, who survives him, with one daughter, Miss Anna Budd Gernert. All of Mr. Gernert’s children were with him at the last.
He had been an active, useful member for 57 years of the Baptist Church of Troy, with which he united under the ministry of Rev. Thomas Mitchell. He was a man of exemplary life and high ideals, a devoted husband and father, whose sudden death is deeply mourned throughout the community.
From its organization he took a lively interest in the Bradford County Society of New York City, and by attending its banquets and inducing others to attend he contributed in no small measure to placing it in the fore front of New York old home county organizations. He built besides the house where he died, the fine residence in Redington avenue now owned by M. E. Bailey.
With the casket surrounded by beautiful floral offerings, the funeral was held at the family home in High street at 2 Wednesday afternoon, his pastor, the Rev. P. S. Calvin, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
(LeRoy News) Rev. Barrow conducted the funeral at Granville Center Monday of Mrs. Blanch Streeter who committed suicide, by drowning in a cistern, at her home in Nichols, N. Y.
(LeRoy News) The remains of Mrs. Cole, mother of Mrs. Harry Chaapel of Williamsport are to be brought here for burial today.
(Spring Field News) The community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Theodore Kinyon of Friday last. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.
(Local News) Theodore Kinyon died very suddenly last Friday morning at his home on Kinyon Hill. He was in his usual health on Thursday. Soon after awakening Friday morning he was taken ill and died within a few minutes. Mr. Kinyon was 73 years old and a prominent farmer. His wife survives and three children, Austin and Charles Kinyon and Mrs. Walter Stanton, the latter of this boro. The funeral was held on Sunday at the home and burial was in Leona.
(Snedekerville News) The sad news reached this place of the death of Mrs. Verna Fuller Dalrymple at her home in Elmira last Thursday. Her childhood days were spent here, where she has many friends and relatives. She was the niece of Mrs. John Ayers, Mrs. E. A. Kilgore and Z. Roy. The funeral was held in Elmira, Saturday. A number from this place attended.
Volume XLIX, #15, Friday, April 19, 1912
Mrs. Stephen Hooley Expires in Hospital.
Mrs. Stephen Hooley, who had been ill since last fall, and six weeks ago was taken to the Williamsport hospital for treatment for rheumatism, expired Sunday morning from acute meningitis. The remains were brought to Troy Monday. Mrs. Hooley’s maiden name was Annie Hallern. She was 46 years old and had resided in Troy since 1887. She was married 21 October 1903. Her husband survives and one daughter, Kathryn, age 7. Her mother, also is living, one sister, Mrs. Mary McCool and six brothers, all of Ashville, Pa. The brothers were the pall bearers at the funeral which was largely attended at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at St. John’s church, the Rev. M. T. Shields officiating. In attendance at the obsequies from a distance were M. J. Keily, Hornell; Miss Margaret Patterson, Campbell, N. Y.; Mrs. George Sheehe, Corning; Mrs. George Sargeant, Mrs. P. J. McMahan and Mrs. Edward Phelps and Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Ryan, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCarty, Ridgebury; Mrs. Edward Houghton and Mrs. D. S. Hooley, Ridgeway; Patrick Hooley, Clymer, and Miss Katie Finn, Philadelphia.
(East Troy News) Joel Calkins, one of East Troy’s best known and most highly respected citizens, died at his home Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock after a few weeks’ illness. In early life he enlisted in the war and served till the close. Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Scott, Mrs. Benjamin Ballard and Miss Grace Calkins, at home and one son, T. Weller Calkins. Julie, wife of James LaMont, preceded her father just seven months ago. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Interment in the family plot at Hilton cemetery. Mr. Calkins was a member of the G. A. R. also an Odd Fellow.
(Columbia and Wells News) Jeff Warner and Al McClelland attended the funeral in Canton, Friday, of Mr. Warner’s sister, Mrs. James Randall.
(Local News) Mrs. John W. DeWitt expired Monday morning at the family home in this boro following an illness of about two weeks from pneumonia. The change in her condition from seeming recovery to rapid decline began Sunday afternoon. Mrs. DeWitt was 60 years old. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cudworth of Mainesburg, where she was born and for many years resided. She was a lady of refined tastes, a thorough Christian and devoted wife and mother whose sudden going out of earthly life is mourned by a large circle of admiring friends. Besides her husband two sons, Ray and Claud DeWitt, she leaves one brother, James Dudworth, Jr., and one sister Mrs. Frank Parkhurst both of Mainesburg. The funeral was held at the home at 1 Thursday afternoon, her pastor, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #16, Friday, April 26, 1912
(Local News) Mrs. Ella Crandall died last Friday at her home with her
son, Lynn Kellogg, in this boro, aged 74 years. She had been ill
a long time from tuberculosis, and death was not therefore unexpected.
A daughter also survives, Mrs. Gasner of this boro. The funeral was
held on Sunday at noon at the home the Rev. P. S. Calvin officiating.
Interment was in the LeRoy cemetery.
was in Oak Hill cemetery.
Theodore Leoanrd Kinyon died very suddenly at his home near Troy Friday morning, April 5th, 1912. He was born on the farm on which he died November 19, 1838, making him 73 years, 4 months and 16 days old at the time of his death.
In early life he joined the Baptist church. He was an earnest and faithful Christian, always ready to do more than his part financially and to do anything right to promote brotherly love and build up the cause of God. A kind and indulgent parent and husband, a friend to all. He leaves to mourn his death besides his family a host of friends. Mr. Kinyon was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows for over forty years.
He was twice married, his first wife living only a little over a year. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles, at home, and Austin L. on an adjoining farm, and one daughter, Mrs. Adelia K. Stanton, of Troy, and an elder sister, Mrs. Amelia A. Haven, of Westfield, Pa.
He was the youngest of a family of seven children. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Hazelton officiating. Interment was in the Leonard cemetery at Leona.
(Local News) J. Fleming Lent died last Saturday at his home in Burlington, aged 72 years. His wife survives and one son. The funeral was held at the home at 10 Tuesday morning. Interment was at Ulster.
(Local News) Word has been received of the death of the Rev. Dr. C. N. Wilder of Windsor Park, Chicago, who had preached here and was the pastor at one time of the Rev. E. P. Morse.
(Local News) Mrs. Robert Crossley, the Mansfield florist and mother of the former ball tosser “Bill” Crossley, died at the family home in that village last Monday afternoon. Mrs. Crossley was born in England, 77 years ago.
(Local News) Albert G. Smith is dead at the home in Rutland of his daughter, Mrs. Llewellyn Soper, from pneumonia, in his 84th year.
(Local News) Mrs. Eugenia A. Ward expired on Tuesday of this week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Swartwood, at Fairview, aged 61 years. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Burlington church, and burial will be in the Hilton Cemetery.
On March 17th, 1912, occurred the death of Mrs. Frank Stacy at Dr. Seafew’s hospital in Elmira. After suffering several weeks with typhoid fever, other complications developed, causing her death. Her maiden name was Nora Mae Patterson. She was born March 18th, 1887, at Springfield, Pa. Joining the Baptist church of that place at the age of eleven years, she was always a very consistent church member, having the love and esteem of all who know her. She was married September 26, 1906, to Frank Stacy of Springfield, where they resided until two years ago, when they moved to Elmira.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband and little daughter, Gladys Ione, 4 years old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson, of Athens, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brenchley, of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. John Newbury, Mrs. Will Mason, Mrs. Chas. McKeel and Ruth, all of Athens, and five brothers,--George, Cory and Harry, of Athens; Sydney of Columbia Cross Roads, and Wm. Patterson, of Sayre. Her death was the first break in a family of ten.
Prayer services were held at Elmira Tuesday, the 19th, the friends bringing her to the husband’s parents’ home at Springfield, where the funeral services were held at two p. m., Rev. Hazelton officiating. There was a large concourse of people in attendance. Burial in the Harknessberg cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #17, Friday, May 3, 1912
Life-Long Trojan Passes Away at Boarding Place.
James Otis Adams, son of James and Malinda Potter Adams, passed away at his boarding place, the Hotel Welch, in this boro, about 9”30 yesterday morning. He had long been a sufferer from heart trouble. Mr. Adams was born in Troy, June 30, 1843. He responded to Governor Curtin’s emergency call and served some time in the ranks and in construction corps of the Union army. He was in Texas for a time, after the war and in New Jersey, otherwise his entire life was spent here. He never married. He was a kindly, sociable man with a host of friends. Surviving are his sisters, Mrs. Thomas Mitchell of Troy, Mrs. George F. Brown of Rutland, Vt.; three half sisters-—Mrs. Platt Coonley and Miss Emma Adams of Coxsackie, N. Y.; Miss Jeannette Adams of Elmira; and William W. Adams, a half brother of East Orange, N. J. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his nephew, H. Kent Mitchell.
(Granville Center News) The many friends of Mrs. Erastus Putnam of Canton, were greatly shocked to learn of her death, on Monday Morning.
(West Burlington News) The funeral of the late Mrs. Eugenia Ward, was held at the church here last Friday. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Swartwood, and one sister, Miss Marion Ballard. Interment in Hilton cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Lert Ballard of Big Pond, mourns the death of her little daughter, Minnie May, age 2 years, who passed away April 26th, from meningitis. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery, this boro.
Volume XLIX, #18, Friday, May 10, 1912
(LeRoy News) The remains of Mrs. Mabel Wooster Dreamer were brought from Laquin last Tuesday and interred in Holcomb cemetery in this place.
(Wells News) William Watson, aged sixty-five years, died Saturday, May 4, of pneumonia at the home of Alva Osgood. Mr. Watson never married. He leaves two brothers, Samuel and David Watson to mourn his loss.
(Local News) Carrol E. Miller, the well known Alba lumberman, dropped dead last Thursday morning while at work in his saw mill. He was 62 years old. His wife survives with two daughters, Mrs. Edith McNett of Canton; Mrs. Maud Haight of White Plains, N. Y.; and one son Phillip Miller of Alba. The funeral on Tuesday at the home was largely attended. The committal service in Alba cemetery was in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge to which he had long belong.
(Local News) Philetus P. Campbell, 67 years old died on Monday of this week at his home near Bournes Mills from a cerebral trouble. He was farmer of high standing in the community, with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. His wife survives, two sons: Robert and Herbert; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Wakley of Smithfield, and two brothers. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the Burlington cemetery.
Mrs. Alta M. Wakely.
Mrs. Alta M. Wakely died at the home of her son, Fred Wakely, on Sunday, Apr 2, after a long and painful illness. She had been confined to her bed for nearly four months. She was very patient, enduring her suffering with great fortitude.
Alta M. Pennock was born in Springfield, June 12, 1836, daughter of the late Charles and Amoret Pennock. She was married to Jackson Wakely Nov. 1862. In 1872 they moved to Smithfield, where she resided until the time of her death. She is survived by two sons, Fred and Jay E., both of Smithfield, 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. James Strubel of Columbia X Roads.
Volume XLIX, #19, Friday, May 17, 1912
(Granville Summit) The funeral of Margaret, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, who was kicked and killed by a horse, was held at J. N. Wright’s Sunday.
(Sylvania News) Ezra Dann, one of the old residents of the community, died at his home at the foot of Bailey Hill, in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 12th. The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Patterson officiating.
(Sylvania News) Miss Mary Avery, who has made her home for years past with her brother, James W. Avery, died at his home on Saturday night of last week. The funeral service was held at the house on Monday afternoon and the burial was in the family plot in the Roseville cemetery.
(Granville Center News) Everyone was greatly shocked Friday evening to learn of the death of Margaret Wright, the little five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, of Canton. They were visiting at Mr. Wright’s father, Nelson Wright’s and Friday afternoon about 5 o’clock the child was found lying on the lawn, but partly conscious. She passed away about an hour afterward. It is thought that a horse kicked her, as there was one loose at the time. The funeral services were held at the home of Nelson Wright on Monday, May 13th, at 1 o’clock, Rev. Bryan officiating. Interment at East Canton cemetery. She was an only child, and the parents have the sympathy of all who know them.
(Mansfield News) Deaths: At Lambs Creek, Mrs. Clarinda Boyce, 65 years.
(Local News) Postmaster E. P. Bird of East Smithfield, who died last Thursday in the People’s Hospital at Sayre, after having his leg broken by being thrown from his carriage by a frightened horse, is survived by his widow, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Bird, two brothers, Carl of Cooper’s Plains, N. Y., Augustus of Montana, and three sisters. Miss Martha Bird of Athens, Miss Clarissa at home and Mrs. Thad Keldas of New Albany.
(Local News) A large number of Trojan relatives and friends attended the funeral in Canton of Miss Mabel C. Hager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hagar of Canton, who was graduated just a year ago from a Washington school for kindergartners and to whom there seemed to be opening a life of unusual usefulness. The decedent was 22 years old and a young woman of rare beauty of character whose passing out of life in universally mourned. Interment was in Park cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #20, Friday, May 24, 1912
Heroic Brakeman Tries To Save Child’s Life.
Northern Central freight train N. 68, south bound, ran over and killed little Jacob Landy, 2 years old, at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened in view of the child’s mother, who was prostrated by the shock. The Landys are Russian emigrants lately arrived in Canton. As he had only the day before narrowly escaped being run over they had been warned to keep the little fellow of the track. Head Brakeman Harry Levering of Elmira, saw the child’s peril and at the risk of his own life tried to save him. The attempt was no less heroic because it failed.
Mrs. Eli Newell Expires Suddenly Monday Morning.
Mrs. Eli Newell died very suddenly at her home on Canton street, early Monday morning, of heart failure, at the age of 72 years. She was the daughter of Walter and Laura Pierce. All her life was spent in Troy and vacinity. She was one of those rare characters that was always forfetful of self and thoughtful of others. Her husband of fifty-eight years, preceded her just four months. She was a devoted mother and is survived by two sons, Wallace of this place, and Robert of Elmira; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Gray, of Elmira, also one sister, Mrs. Mary Broderick of Pompey Hill, N. Y., two brothers, Albert Pierce of Troy, and Truman Pierce of Norfolk, Va. She was laid at rest in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery, among the beautiful floral offerings and spring flowers she loved so well in life. She professed her faith in Christ in early life and was baptized by Elder Knowles, of Nova Scotia. The funeral services were conducted at her late home, Wednesday afternoon by Rev. E. P. Morse, assisted by Rev. D. H. Patterson.
Fire, Accidents and Deaths at Canton.
Not in a long time has Canton had so many happenings crowded into a few hours as on Tuesday of this week. The home of Mrs. Ansel Williams and her son-in-law Harry C. Gates took fire about 11:30 in the attic while Mrs. Gates was bathing the children. Some young lady friends first to arrive carried the youngster wrapped in blankest to a neighbor’s house. While the flames were raging Raymond Anderson, about 32 years old, died in another part of the village. During the afternoon and employee of the Swayze company had three or four fingers cut off, and at 4:30 the young child elsewhere referred to was cut in two by the cars.
(East Troy News) Our little village was shocked Tuesday evening
to hear that Herbert Stanton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stanton, had passed
away. Only a few knew that he was ill. Mr. Stanton had not
been strong since his sickness a short time ago. He was a very ambitious
young man and perhaps overdid. Dr. Nutt of Williamsport, was called
for council with Dr. Boyer, but arrived just after he had passed away.
The funeral will be held at the family residence on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Ezra W. Dann.
Ezra W. Dann, son of Baxter and Caroline Dann, was born in Rutland township, Tioga county, Jan. 12, 1826. He was next to the oldest of eleven children. Three sisters are living in the west. One brother was killed in the civil war. His schooling was had in the Burton Hill school near his boyhood home. While yet in his teens he witnessed the raining of the stars, 8n 1843. In April, 1846, he came to this farm in the employ of Griffin Bailey and in August of that year he married Phidelia, daughter of his employer, and had resided here ever since. There were five children, two of whom are living---Mrs. Caroline Dann of Troy, and Benjamin on the farm. His first presidential vote was cast for Zachary Taylor in 1848 and he has kept a diary since 1868. He was initiated into the Odd Fellows at the time Sylvan lodge, No. 926, was instituted Feb 1, 1876. He was past Grand Master of his lodge, a member of the Encampment, a member of Columbia Grange, No. 83, and also a member of the first Rebekah lodge in Sylvania. He died at his home at the foot of Bailley Hill on Sunday morning, May 12th, 1912. The Friday before he felt better than usual. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. H. Patterson officiating, assisted by Rev. A. C. Cameron. Burial was in Sylvania Cemetery.
Tribute to the Memory of J. A. Calkins.
Tribute to the memory of the late J. A. Calkins, who died at his home in East Troy April 16, 1912, in the 72d year of his age.
Joel Calkins, the son of Adin and Sophia Spear Calkins, was born in Troy township January 5th, 1841. He was reared at the homestead now occupied by Ezra Calkins. He received a good common school education. He was converted when only nineteen years of age, was baptized and united with the Free Baptist church June 18, 1860. He was ever loyal and true to his God and his church. He enlisted in September 1884 in Co. K, 24 New York (Harris) Light Cavalry, and participated in the battles of Cedar Creek, Harper’s Farm, Five Forks, Appomatox and other engagements, and was honorably discharged June 7, 1865.
He was married September 27, 1865, to Lucinda Weller, daughter of J. A. Weller, whose death occurred March 25, 1882, leaving him with three small children. He followed farming during his early life, residing on the old homestead.
On November 14, 1883, he was married to Miss Alice Robinson, daughter of A. J. Robinson. The them were born two children.
In the spring of 1891 he moved to East Troy, where he served as postmaster for several years. He had been in very poor health for sometime, but kept around until the last few weeks, when he was confined to his bed. He patiently awaited the summons that relieved him from his suffering. He is survived by his wife and four children: Stella, wife of W. D. Scott: T. Weller Calkins, Rubie, wife of B. L. Ballard, and Miss Grace at home; Julia, wife of James Lamont, having preceded him seven months ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Julia Buckhout of Elmira, and Mrs. Sarah Loomis, and one brother F. L. Calkins also survives.
His funeral was held at the Free Baptist church at East Troy on Friday, April 19, the Rev. L. A. Roberts, his former pastor, officiated, who read for his scripture lesson The twenty-third Psalm, a lesson that had been a source of great comfort to the deceased.
He was a member of the G. A. R., also a charter member at the Granville Center Lodge, I. O. O. F. He had been an Odd Fellow for over forty years. His brethren from Granville, also those of Hector Lodge, attended his funeral in a body and assisted in the services at the grave. Interment was in the family plot at Hilton cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #21, Friday, May 31, 1912
(Granville Center News) Word was received on Tuesday of the death of Theodore Manley, of Alba. He was a brother of S. N. Manley of this place, and was well known here.
(Local News) Following many years of poor health, the last four of which he was only able to be about with greatest difficulty, Simeon Sherman died last Saturday at his home in Armenia township, aged 72 years. Death was the sequence of an apoplectic shock. His wife survives and seven children, Wesley of Mansfield, Milton of Armenia, and Roy of Philadelphia: Mrs. F. R. Lyon of Armenia; Mrs. Burt Burnham of Armenia and Mrs. Florence Grieves of Harrisburg. The funeral was held on Monday at one o’clock at the Covert church, the Rev. L. Everts officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Local News) A brother next younger than himself of Dr. W. Rider of Troy was drowned in the river at Catawissa, Pa., last Saturday. Particulars are meager of the accident, but it is understood to have happened while he and a friend were fishing.
Volume XLIX, #22, Friday, June 7, 1912
(Sylvania News) Mrs. Arch. Ruggles died at their home here on Tuesday afternoon, aged 83. Funeral services at the home on Friday at 2 o’clock.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Almina Whiting, widow of the late Nathan Whiting, died at her son, George’s, in Farmers Valley, Saturday morning. She has been a resident of this place most of her life. She was an earnest Christian lady and a devoted mother. She leaves tow sons, Charles, of this place and George, of Farmers Valley.
(Local News) Elton M. Durfey, who died last Saturday in Fargo, South Dakota, was a former resident of East Smithfield, and a cousin of Governor David B. Hill, deceased, of Elmira.
(Local News) Frank Wood died at his home on Armenia last Saturday home heart trouble. Mr. Wood was 79 years old. He was twice married. His widow survives, two sons and one daughter—Seth of Armenia, Horace of Troy, and Mrs. John Ballinger of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Tuesday morning and interment was in Wellsboro, his former home.
Volume XLIX, #23, Friday, June 14, 1912
(Checkerville News) The remains of Mrs. Matilda Boughton were brought here Thursday for interment in the Checkerville cemetery.
(Local News) Relatives in attendance from a distance at the funeral of Mrs. Elmira Whiting were her nephew, Harry Hewitt from Montour Falls, and Ernest Whiting, a grandson from Depew, N. Y.
(Local News) Ruth A., beloved daughter of John A. and Martha Yeomans, formerly of East Troy, died last Saturday morning at her home, 2941 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, after a brief illness, aged 18 years 9 months and 10 days.
(Local News) Father Shields officiated at the funeral in Canton last Thursday of Dennis Fennell, a former resident of that place, who for the last five years had made his home in Brooklyn, with his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Corson, besides whom he leaves Mrs. Margaret Powers of Canton, and Timothy and Cornelius Fennell, sons, of Lock Haven. He was 74 years old.
(Local News) Durrell Webber, one time a stage driver between Towanda and Canton, died Monday morning at Afton, N. Y. The remains were brought to West Franklin, where funeral services were held yesterday.
(Local News) William W. Kennedy passed away last Monday morning on the farm in Springfield where he was born 62 years ago. Death was due to kidney and heart trouble from which he had suffered for a number of months. His father was Hosea Kennedy, and he enjoyed the respect and confidence of a large acquaintance. His wife and four children survive—Max, Roy and Daisy at home, and Mrs. Maud Halpin of Montclair, N. J. The funeral was held at 2 Wednesday afternoon at the home. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
(Local News) Mrs. Matilda E. Boughton, one of Springfield’s excellent elderly women, passed to the great beyond on Monday of this week, aged 75. She was a widow and the mother of Henry Boughton of Columbia, and Mrs. Allen DeVed, with whom she made her home and at whose house the funeral was held on Thursday. Burial was in the Checkerville cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #24, Friday, June 21, 1912
(Sylvania News) The many friends of Mr. O. C. Strait will be saddened to know of his death, which occurred on Monday, June 17th. The funeral services, in charge of the Odd Fellows Lodge, were held on Wednesday, June 19th, at 1:30 p. m. Rev. E. P. Morse officiated in the absence of Rev. A. G. Cameron.
(East Troy News) Word was received here Monday of the death of Everette J. Campbell of Elmira, formerly and East Troy young man. His wife was Bertha Ballard, daughter of Sybella Ballard of Pisgah. The funeral was held in Woodlawn chapel Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment in Woodlawn.
(Local News) A telegram to John F. Pettes the first of the week informed him of the sudden death in his office of his brother, W. E. Pettes, a prominent business man of San Francisco, California. The deceased formerly lived in Towanda. He was 60 years old and leaves a widow and two daughters. Death was due to heart failure.
(Local News) Mrs. F. O. Holley of Cortland, N. Y., who was called here by the death of her friend, Mrs. Jacob Thomas, has returned home.
(Snedeker News) William Gustin for many years of this place died at the home of John Ballard, with whom he lived in North Water Gap., Pa., on Monday last, aged 90 years. His wife, Sarah Edsall Gustin died six years ago. The funeral was held at the Baptist church of this place, Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. S. Barrett, officiating.
Volume XLIX, #25, Friday, June 28, 1912
(Sylvania News) Mr. John Cowan, who has been in failing health for some months, died at his home on Saturday. The funeral was held at his home on Monday at 1:30 and was in charge of the Odd Fellows. Rev. Paterson of Troy, officiated.
(East Troy News) Mr. J. D. Miller, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Smithfield, on Friday, June 21st, 1912. He lived here for a number of years, only moving away last spring. He was highly respected and had many friends. His funeral was held at the Baptist church on Monday, conducted by the Rev. Grover, of the Baptist church. Mr. Miller was a veteran of the Civil War, and the following soldiers acted as paul bearers: Dr. T. A. Gamble, J. R. VanNoy, Howard Cole, S. K. Ross, P. H. Darrow, W. W. Brooks. Interment was made in the Allen cemetery.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Lucus and Mrs. Guild received word this week of the death of there only brother, William Greenough, of Nebraska.
Volume XLIX, #26, Friday, July 5, 1912
(LeRoy News) Undertaker Morse officiated at the funeral of Hezekiah Crayton in West Franklin Sunday. Tuesday he had charge of the burial of Miss Grace Bailey at Granville Centre and Wednesday of Mr. Zina Dunbar near Granville Summit.
William Wilson Kennedy, who passed from this earth on the tenth of June, was born in Springfield, Pa., Sept. 28, 1849. He was the youngest child of Hosea and Letitia Wilson Kennedy, and was one of a family of twelve children, seven of whom survive him. His entire life was spent at Willsmore Place, where he was born. Dec. 17, 1879, he was married to Flora Hazen Watkins, to whom were born four children, Max, Roy, Daisy and Maude (Mrs. Robert Halpin of Montclair, N. J.) Max was summoned from California about four weeks before his father’s death.
Mr. Kennedy was a man of genial nature and very devoted to his friends. His home was always “open House” to all. He was very highly respected and held a large place in the estimation of the community. His life in his home was most tender and affectionate and every service he could render his loved ones was most gladly given. He was happy with his friends and his family circle was to him a supreme object of devotion and delight. One friend said of him, “he always thought of everyone else and forgot himself.”
He had been in poor health for the last few years and as time went forward his sufferings increased until death released the weary spirit. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Leona, having united with it about 25 years ago under the pastoral care of Rev. C. D. Smith, who officiated at the funeral service, speaking from St. John, 20:19. He was assisted by Rev. Mr. Sanford of Leona, who offered prayer and also paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased. The services were very largely attended. Two musical selections were beautifully rendered “Abide With Me,: by Mrs. Griffith and Miss Doane of Leona, and a solo, “Sometime We’ll Understand,” by Mrs. Wilbur Hooker, of China. Burial was in the beautiful Oak Hill cemetery at Troy.
(Local News) Hezekiah Cratyon of Franklin is dead at 78. His wife, four sons and two daughters survive.
(Local News) Zina M. Dunbar expired last Sunday evening at the home of his son, Carlton Dunbar in Granville, following a paralytic stroke. The deceased was 70 years old.
(Local News) The funeral of the late, Miss Grace Bailey of Granville who died last Sunday morning from acute dilation of the heart, was held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home. The bearers were members of her Sunday school class. She was 17 years old and is survived by her mother, Julia Bailey.
(Local News) Elwood W. Chadwick, who for six weeks last winter was a member of the Gazette-Register mechanical staff, died last Saturday morning in Elmira which had been his home for over a year. In early life Mr. Chadwick was a circus performer, being among the very first to do the flying trapeze act. He formerly lived in Warren. The remains were taken to Athens for interment.
(Local News) Henry Van Wolffradt died at his home in Milan Sunday night. He was born in Germany 82 years ago, came to America in 1865, and leaves three children, H. G. Wolffradt of East Smithfield, W. A., of Buffalo, and Mrs. Bruce Edmiston of Milan.
(Local News) Edith Arnold, 40 years old, committed suicide last Sunday morning by throwing herself into the Susquehanna river at the nearest point to her home, two miles from Laceyville. A year ago her brother was found dead in the barn with a strap around his neck. The presumption was that he also suicide. The deceased was dragged from three feet of water while yet alive by her brother, but his efforts to resuscitate her were unavailing.
(Local News) A young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen of Springfield, died yesterday morning from diphtheria. She was ill but a few days. The health authorities were promptly notified and have taken the necessary steps to prevent spread of the disease.
Volume XLIX, #27, Friday, July 12, 1912
Mrs. Byron Hollis.
Mrs. Byron Hollis, whose illness began some moths ago with a run of typhoid fever and was followed by pulmonary tuberculosis, died last Friday afternoon at her home in Elmira Street. Mrs. Hollis was a daughter of John Gray of Alba. She was 27 years old and leaves with her husband, one child. The funeral and interment were at Alba, on Sunday.
Maise L. Greene.
Miss Maisie L. Greene, well known in Troy, died suddenly of apoplexy on June 28th, an Newburgh, N. Y., where she had gone as official stenographer to the New York State convention of the Women’s Relief Corps. Miss Greene, who had been busy all the evening of the 27th, Thursday), was seen in her room as late as 2 o’clock on Friday morning. When hotel servants went to arouse her for breakfast, she was dead.
Miss Greene, who was the daughter of the late Simon and Susan Williams Greene, spent her girlhood in Troy, where her father for years conducted a blacksmith shop. She was a cousin of Charles N. Greene of this place, and Dr. Frank Greene of Elmira. The family removed to New York in the 80’s, and Miss Greene was for several years connected with the Central Railroad of New Jersey, and later with the Union Railroad. She has been for years actively identified with the Women’s Relief Corps and other organizations. The funeral services were held at her late home, 594 East 165th St., New York, on Sunday evening, June 30th. Burial was by the side of her father and mother in the family plot in the Kensico cemetery, Westchester County. Miss Greene is survived by a sister, Miss Cora Greene, and by a brother, Simon H. Greene, M. D. with whom she resided.
Found Dead by Her Husband.
Mrs. Gilbert N. Welch was found dead in the kitchen of her home in Mansfield, on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Welch had begun the daily round of her household duties when the summons came. She was alone, but her husband found her remains soon afterward. She was about 60 years old, a daughter of James Frost of Frost Settlement and leaves besides her husband a number of brothers and one sister, Mrs. Frank Palmer of Sullivan. Her husband formerly was a merchant of Mansfield and widely known.
Another Mansfield death of interest was that of Mr. O. V. Elliott, mother of Mrs. Alba Welch of Coudersport, formerly of Troy, at her home about 5 o’clock Wednesday evening following a long illness. Deceased was the widow of O. V. Elliott, long in the boot and shoe business in Mansfield. Other surviving children are Mrs. J. S. Hoard, Mrs. John Farrer, Frank and Miss Nellie Elliott of Mansfield; Bert and Edward of Coudersport and Mrs. I. P. Collins of Olean.
(Springfield News) Our community was greatly shocked and all hearts saddened to hear of the sudden death of Laura, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen. She passed away on Thursday morning, after only a few days’ illness with diphtheria. Laura was a bright and lovable child, and will be greatly missed in the Sunday School and community. She was laid at rest in the Harkness cemetery and many tributes of lovely flowers were placed on her grave.
(Local News) At 3 o’clock last Friday afternoon, an hour and a half after the death of Mrs. Hollis, in the same street, occurred the death of Mrs. Charles McCabe, following many years of suffering from rheumatism, at her home in Elmira Street. Mrs. McCabe was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brace of Springfield. She was 58 years old and had been a resident of Troy since soon after her marriage. Her husband survives and six children—Charles, of Philadelphia; Harry of Penn Yan; Mrs. Truman Morse, of Elmira; and Mrs. Charles Ludington, and Miss Laura and Miss Jeannette McCabe of Troy. The funeral was at the home on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Levi Roy, a well known Wells township man, died Tuesday at the home of his brother, George Roy, from the effect of a slight injury to his leg while chopping brush some months ago. Blood poisoning and Brights disease followed causing much suffering and final death. His wife survives and one son. His father, also is living and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wineberger of Elmira and Mrs. Kate McMullen of Loraine, Oregon.
(Local News) Mrs. George Turk expired last Sunday at her home in Gillett. She was 64 years old, a member of the Gillett Baptist church, and leaves besides her husband three children; Miss Ilene Turk of Gillett, Louis of Pittsburg, and Richard of Sunbury. The funeral was held at 12 on Wednesday, the Rev. Davis officiating.
Volume XLIX, #28, Friday, July 19, 1912
(Leona News) Mrs. E. E. Brown died on Tuesday, July 16th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Cole at East Troy. The funeral services will be conducted at eleven o’clock on Thursday at Leona M. E. church by Rev. Sanford. A large circle of friends will mourn her death.
(Sylvania News) The funeral of E. J. Thrall was held from the Presbyterian church on Monday. The service was conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron. Sylvan Lodge, of which Mr. Thrall had been a member for many years, formed a guard of honor and the ritual of the Order was used at the cemetery. There was a large attendance and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. A number of relatives from a distance were present.
Mrs. Mary Eliza Ruggles.
It is fitting that a word of appreciation should be written concerning the life of one of the pioneers of Sullivan township who has recently passed away from our midst.
Mary Eliza Ruggles was born in Rutland township, Pa., Nov., 28, 1829 and died at her home in Sylvania on June 4th, 1912, after an illness that lasted many months.
She was a woman of strong character—loving tender, earnest, capable and most devotedly loved by her sons and only daughter. In the early years of her life she endured the of the pioneers but in later life she had every necessary comfort and was tenderly cared for.
For almost half a century she was a member of Free Baptist church of Gray’s Valley and attended the services there until growing infirmity and distance prevented.
Her husband, four sons and a daughter survive. There are ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her death made the first break in the large circle except the wife of one of the sons a short time previously.
The funeral service was conducted at the home by the Rev. A. G. Cameron. With reverent hands her children and grandchildren bore the flower-laden casket with its precious dust to its last resting place in beautiful Glenwood, Troy, Pa.
For the present the home has been closed and Mr. Ruggles has gone to Towanda and Athens to spend some time with his sons, prominent business men in these places.
(Local News) Philip Faust of Milton, died suddenly at the Troy House about 9:30 last Friday evening from concussion of the brain following two heavy falls during the day caused by epilepsy. He was 52 years old and a brother of George Faust of Granville, whom he had been visiting. A physician and a nurse attended him after the falls, but without avail. The remains were taken to Beaman & Friend’s undertaking rooms and thence on Saturday morning to Milton for the funeral and interment.
(Local News) Section Foreman Steven Proof of Homet’s Ferry, was run down by a Lehigh Valley engine about 2 o’clock last Saturday morning while in discharge of his duty, and expired two hours later, leaving a wife and six children, the eldest only 12.
(Local News) Lee Lantz, 22 years old, son of Peter Lantz, of Franklindale, was bathing in Towanda creek last Sunday afternoon, when he got in over his head and was drowned. The creek was only ten feet deep, it was an hour before his body was recovered. It was the first drowning in Towanda creek in a number of years.
(Local News) Mrs. Mahala Cumming Claflin expired last Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Pierce, in this boro, after a prolonged illness. She was born at Liberty Corners ninety-one years ago last March. After her marriage her home was at East Troy. When bereft of her husband she came 16 years ago to reside in this boro with Mrs. Pierce, besides whom she leaves Mrs. Melville Leonard, a daughter of Canton, and a brother and sister, James Cummings and Mrs. Eliza Gray, at Monroeton. The Rev. E. P. Morse conducted the funeral at her late home at 2 Monday afternoon. Interment in Glenwood.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coons of Leona have the sympathy of many friends over the loss of their little son, Milo Walter, and exceptionally bright child of 2 years and 10 months, who expired last week Wednesday, following a very painful illness of several months’ duration.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Stanton and Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Guild attended the funeral in Milan Tuesday of their cousin, Fenton, son of Burton Guild, who lost his life by drowning while bathing in the Susquehanna river on Saturday. The decedent was sixteen years old.
Volume XLIX, #29, Friday, July 26, 1912
Blossburg Mother of Four Ends Life With Acid.
Mer reason dethroned by illness, Mrs. Kenyon Kilbourne of Blossburg, on Monday drank nitric acid, from the effect of which she died in a few hours. Mrs. Kilbourne was 52 years old and is survived by her husband and four children.
(Local News) Postmaster and Mrs. A. P. Weldy of Burlington, mourn the death of their daughter, Miss Cora Lena Weldy, and estimable young woman, who expired on Monday from intestinal tuberculosis, aged 20. Two brothers also survive, George at home and John of Providence, R. I.
(Local News) George W. Waters, the landscape and portrait painter of Elmira, died at his home in that city Tuesday morning, age 88.
(Local News) Mrs. John Pettes, who had long been confined to her home by painful illness, expired last Thursday evening after many hours of unconsciousness. Death was due to diabetes. Frances A. Pettes was the daughter of Edwin and Charlotte Porter. While born in Canton, her life from childhood was passed in Troy. She was loved and respected by a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Her husband only survives. The funeral was held at the home in Redington avenue at 2 Sunday afternoon the Rev. Cameron officiating in the absence of her pastor the Rev. Morse. Interment was in the Alba cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #30, Friday, August 2, 1912
(Columbia Cross Roads News) Wm. Besley, who had been in poor health for months past, expired very suddenly at his home last Thursday evening. The funeral was held Sunday at the home.
(Local News) The remains of the Rev. Milton Shepard Kymer, a former pastor of the East Troy Methodist church whose early life was spent in Wells, were brought from Mt. Jewett, Pa., on Monday for interment in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Kymer had retired from active ministry. He was 74 years old. Two sons survive, G. B. and Floyd Kymer.
(Wetona News) Jesse Northrup of Ulster, who died at Sayre hospital Sunday will be buried in Wetona cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Volume XLIX, #31, Friday, August 9, 1912
(Local News) The remains of Michael Donovan were brought from the Danville asylum to his former home in Smithfield for interment. His wife survives, three sons, three daughters and three brothers. The Rev. Father O’Boyle officiated at the funeral on Monday in Ridgebury.
(Local News) Mayor Walter R. Westbrook of Laurel, Mon., formerly of Mansfield and Elmira, died recently at the Drs. Mayo hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient since May for gall stones. He was a prosperous business man and a brother of Mrs. George L. Strait of Mansfield, and Former Mayor E. D. Westbrook of Olean.
(Local News) Daniel Kizer, a former resident of Sullivan, died recently at the Tioga county home.
(Local News) Mrs. Lee Rose, whose husband is a brother of Mrs. James Linderman, died August 1st at her home in Owego, N. Y., from diabetes, aged about 50 years. Mrs. Rose was a resident of Troy at one time, her father being landlord of the Troy House.
(Local News) Mrs. Mary Preston, an old and respected resident of Canton, died at her home in that place Sunday night, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Preston was 79 years old and leaves six sons and two daughters: Mrs. Mary Gray, Mrs. Joseph Jacquish, M. C. and J. J. Preston of Canton, A. D. Preston of Blossburg, D. L. Preston of Union, and William and J. H. Preston of Troy.
On the morning of July 4th, death came very unexpectedly to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen of Springfield, when their only child died of diphtheria, having been ill only two or three days. Laura Josephine Allen was born October 1st, 1902, and was a very promising and lovable child and will be deeply mourned by all who knew her and a home made so happy by this little sunbeam is left very desolate and sad.
At 10 a.m. the next day a prayer at the home by the Rev. Hazelton, and little Laura was laid at rest in the Harkness Cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
Volume XLIX, #32, Friday, August 16, 1912
(Local News) Miss Sibyl Close died on Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lee in Alba, following a paralytic stroke the preceding Monday. She was 50 years old, a member of the M. E. Church at East Troy, and leaves many friends. The funeral was held yesterday at the Lee home. Interment was at Granville Center.
(Local News) Mrs. A. B. Cummings, a sister of Mrs. Judson A. Elliott of Mansfield, died last Monday at her home in Reading, age 61 years.
(Local News) The Rev. Lawrence Kendall, a native of Windfall, died at Lansing, Mich., following a long illness. Two sons, a daughter and a brother survive. The remains were brought to Windfall where burial services were held on Monday.
Volume XLIX, #33, Friday, August 23, 1912
(Thompson Hill News) Died, August 17, at the home of James Burnham, Cornelius Lord, and old and respected resident of this place.
(East Troy News) Mr. and Mrs. A. Reed Loomis mourn the loss of their infant son, Alvin Adelbert, who died Friday. The funeral was private. Interment was in Hilton cemetery.
Rev. W. P. Hazelton.
Rev. William P. Hazelton, till recently pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, died at his home in that village Thursday, August 15, 1912, in his eighty-first year. He was born in Madison County, N. Y., March 2, 1832. His parents moved to Canada when he was four years old. At nine years of age he was left an orphan and was reared by strangers. Rev. Hazelton was converted when sixteen years of age, and the same year heard the call of God to the Christian ministry. He was educated at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich. His first regular pastorate was at Acton, Ontario, Canada, where he was ordained April 5, 1860. His more than 50 years in the ministry were spent mostly in Canada and in his native state of New York. His last pastorate in New York was at Breesport, whence in 1905 he came to Springfield, where he was pastor of the Baptist Church until his retirement from the active ministry in October, 1911. Since then he has preached as occasion offered, his services being frequently sought on funeral occasions throughout the community in which he was so well known.
The funeral services were held in the Springfield Baptist Church Saturday, Aug. 17th, and were in charge of the Rev. P. S. Calvin, pastor of the Troy Baptist Church, who preached the sermon, and was assisted by the Rev. L. L. Grover, the Rev. J. L. Watson, and the Rev. Frank Schuyler, pastor of the East Smithfield Methodist Church, a friend and a fellow pastor on a former field. Interment in the Springfield Cemetery.
Rev. Hazelton was married three times, and leaves to mourn his departure besides the widow, one son, W. F. Hazelton, of Newark, N. J., and one daughter, Mrs. Lyman Porter, of Springfield, both children of his first marriage.
As a husband and father he was greatly loved. As a preacher and pastor he was much esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beach of Wilkinsburg, PA., who are visiting his parents here, lost by death, their infant son, Albert, last Thursday.
(Local News) Mrs. Mary A. Roosa, a native and long time resident of Rutland, died last Sunday at Big Flats, which has been her home the last six years. She was 72, and leaves two daughters and three sons.
(Local News) Gershom W. Bradford, whose boyhood was spent in Western Bradford, died last Friday morning at his home in Cortland, N. Y., following a long illness aged 83 years. He was a descendant of Governor Bradford and a son of Charles and Eliza Cogswell Bradford. He married Miss Martha F. McDowell of Columbia, who alone survives him, no children having been born to them. He entered his uncle’s drug store in Cortland at 18, and in 1864 started in business for himself. He was elected president of the village of Cortland in 1885, served six years as village trustee and enjoyed the fullest measure of popular confidence and esteem.
(Local News) General William Booth, commander-in-chief of the Salvation Army, died Tuesday evening in London, aged 83.
(Local News) Charles H. Lewis, who died last Saturday at his home on Green Hill, south of Christian Hollow, was the father of Mrs. Frederick Combs and a brother of Dunnvan Lewis, both of Gillett. His widow also survives, two other daughters and two sons. Mr. Lewis was 56 years old.
(Local News) Joseph J. VanKirk who had many acquaintances among Gazette-Register readers died suddenly on the street in Elmira, Monday afternoon in an epileptic attack, supposed to have been brought on by a runaway which he had just witnessed. His son Willard was hastily summoned, but did not arrive until after he had passed away. The decedent was 58 years old, and an agent for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Besides his son he leaves one brother and five sisters, Mesdames Wolfe and Campbell, of Elmira; Mrs. Dunning Kilgore of Wells; Mrs. Lydia Veneer of Bentley Creek and Mrs. Martha Mosher, of Sylvania.
(Local News) Paul E. Maynard, a well known young attorney of Athens who was candidate for District Attorney last year, died yesterday morning in a Wisconsin sanitarium from diabetes.
Volume XLIX, #34, Friday, August 30, 1912
Horse’s Kick Ends Prominent Man’s Life.
Kicked in the groin by a horse, Samuel Manley died last Saturday morning at his home at Granville Centre, aged 70 years. Mr. Manley was one of the prominent men of his section. He was a farmer and dealer in live stock. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Manley, early pioneers of Troy township. He was formerly for a long time tax collector of Granville and served also in other township offices. He married Miss Ella Taylor, by whom he is survived, together with two sons, Walter of Elmira, and Taylor at home, and three daughters, Belle of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Matie Mosher and Ida May of Detroit; two brothers Charles of Alba, Frank of New Jersey, and two sisters, Mrs. Valentine Saxton of Granville and Mrs. Phin Packard of Troy township.
The funeral at the home at two Monday afternoon was attended among others by a large delegation of his Masonic brethren of Troy lodge, to which he had long belonged and in which as elsewhere he was highly esteemed.
(Sylvania News) Mrs. Ashley Kinnan, who died in Charleston, Pa., on Saturday last, was brought here for burial. The funeral service was held in the Disciple church on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Patterson of Troy.
(East Troy News) Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wright of Wellsburg, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ross the first of the week, called here by the death of Mrs. Wright’s brother, Erwin Stanton.
(East Troy News) Irwin Shaylor’s funeral was held at his sister’s, Mrs. Ferris comfort’s, on Wednesday.
(Local News) Mrs. A. E. Case may come from Texas to join Mr. Case in Troy for the winter. Their only unmarried daughter, Miss Isabelle Case, who lived at home, expired on the 22d instant, after an illness of four years from cancer of the liver. She was 34 years old and had been an employee of the International & Great Northern Railroad for twenty-one years, latterly until incapacitated by illness, as private secretary to the General Manager. Death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gould at Henderson, Texas.
(Local News) John Brenchley, a well known farmer and veteran of the civil war of Springfield, expired last Saturday at his home, aged 75 years. He had been in feeble health for some time. His wife survives and two sons. The funeral on Tuesday at the home was conducted by the Rev. Seymour Barrett.
(Local News) Irvin P. Shaylor was stricken with paralysis while on a business trip to the home of Gordon Pratt, in West Burlington, and died Sunday afternoon. The decedent was 59 years old and leaves a wife and four children. The body was taken to the home of Ferris Comfort, where funeral services were held on Wednesday.
Volume XLIX, #35, Friday, September 6, 1912
(Local News) Druggist and Mrs. W. W. Bauder were summoned to Williamsport Tuesday by the death of the former’s father, P. C. Baunder, who had been in failing health for some moths. Decedent was a native of Carlsbad, Germany. He came to this country in early life. He was 52 years old. For a long time he had been a traveling salesman for a New York firm. His wife survives, four sons and two daughters, all at home save our townsman and another son who is an army medical officer in San Francisco.
(Local News) Mrs. Elsie Brewer Grennell, who died last Monday in Elmira, was a sister of Hendrich Brewer, of wells. She leaves also a sister, Julia, of Columbia X. Roads.
(Local News) The remains of Thomas Bush, 70 years old, who died in Binghamton, are to be brought to Windfall on Friday for interment. Mr. Bush formerly lived in Granville. He was a civil war veteran and lived in Elmira before he went to Binghamton.
Well Known Veteran Passes Away.
Dorr S. Kenyon, the well known stone contractor and civil war veteran of this boro, expired Wednesday afternoon at his home on Paines Hill, aged 67 years. Mr. Kenyon had not been in good health for some months. The end was hastened by ptomaine poisoning from eating salmon, three weeks ago. He came to Troy about thirty-five years since from Granville. The surviving members of his family are his wife and three daughters: Mrs. Richard Davies, Pittsville, Wisconsin; Mrs. Frank L. Ballard, of Troy, and Mrs. Oliver J. Taylor, of Chicago.
The funeral will be held at the home at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, the Rev. John C. Deane, officiating. Gustin Post, G. A. R. of which the deceased was an active member, will assist in the burial services.
Volume XLIX, #36, Friday, September 13, 1912
(Granville Summit News) The remains of Thomas Bush were brought to this place for burial on Thursday last. He died in Binghamton. He was 70 years of age.
(Columbia Cross Roads News) Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kilmer mourn the death of their son, George Elbert, aged, four months and fourteen days. September 2.
(Local News) Dr. Robert C. Kendall and his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Backer, attended the funeral in Wellsville, N. Y., last Sunday, of the Doctor’s brother, William Cash Kendall, who expired on Friday at the age 0f 78. Mr. Kendall was a native of Towanda township. He learned the tinner’s trade in Troy with Seth W. Paine. For many years now he had been a resident of Wellsville, where he was in the jewelry business with his brother and later in the insurance business. He had been an invalid for five or six years. His widow survives. By his first wife, who was Helen Berry, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred Rice of Wellsville.
(Local News) Frederick Tomlinson, whose widow was Miss McKean, of this boro, expired last week at his home in Cortland, N. Y., following a long illness from locomotor ataxia.
(Local News) The Rev. Calvin H. Crowl, a retired Baptist minister, one time of Alba and of Roseville, was struck while crossing a trolley track in Corning and died a few minutes after being taken to the hospital. Mr. Crowl was 76 years old. He was twice married, his last wife who survives, was Mrs. Daniel Fralic, formerly of Lambs Creek. The interment was at Mansfield.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. W. F. DeWitt, Miss Ethel DeWitt, Mr. John DeWitt, Claud and Ray DeWitt and families and a number of other Troy friends attended the funeral in Mainesburg yesterday of Joseph H. DeWitt. The deceased had long been a prominent resident of that village.
Volume XLIX, #37, Friday, September 20, 1912
Lloyd Knights Expires At Home of Grandparents.
Lloyd Knights, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knights, who at the athletic meet in 1911, made a new state record as a hammer thrower, expired last Friday at 1:30 o’clock at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Knights, near this boro, aged 19 years, 11 months and 13 days. The cause of his death was consumption of the lungs. He had a slight hemorrhage last Thanksgiving. His physician advised abstinence from violet exertion, and this advice was heeded until February, when after gaining fifteen pounds in weight he began practice for the spring athletic activities. A second more profuse hemorrhage was followed by steady decline. Following a full course in Troy High School, Young Knights entered State College last fall for the study of fruit growing, a subject in which he was much interested. There as here his manly qualities appealed to all and he had a host of friends. Two or three weeks ago his wish was gratified to be taken to the home of his grandparents, which was also his birthplace. There the end came. The largely attended funeral at the home of his parents at 1 Monday afternoon, was conducted by the Rev. P. S. Calvin, of the Baptist church. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Respected Burlington Resident Passes Away.
Abram Denton Spencer was born March 31, 1833, near Poughkeepsie, Duchess county, N. Y., and died at his home in West Burlington township Sept. 10, 1912 of anemia, after an illness of eighteen days.
Mr. Spencer came to Granville township with his parents in 1850. He was married January 12, 1859 to Mary Whitehead of Burlington, and moved in the spring of 1864 to the farm he has since occupied. Mr. Spencer has always enjoyed unusually good health, being active in his farm work until his last illness. He was an honest, industrious man, devoted to the interest of his home and family. He was a member and a faithful attendant of the M. E. Church at Burlington, being converted in his early manhood. Besides his widow, he leaves seven children, all of whom were at his bedside at the time of the death. Merrit and Bruce of West Franklin, Mrs. E. L. Bourne of Bourne, Mrs. J. H. Hill of Burlington, Will of Troy, Elwin of Elmira and Lucy who lives at home. He also leaves fifteen grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Alvina McKean of Granville, and two brothers, Horace of Fairview and John of Burlington.
The funeral was held Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1 p. m. at Burlington, Rev. F. Hess, his pastor, preached from John 14:23. Six of his nephews acted as pall bearers. Interment was in the Burlington Cemetery.
Major Levi Wells Drops Dead in Washington.
Major Levi Wells, of Spring Hill, this county, for twenty years an agent of the National Department of Agriculture, dropped dead Monday afternoon in Washington. Major Wells was nearly 80 years old. He served in various capacities during the war, being on the staff of General Ramsey at the time of General Lee’s surrender. With an eye to the dairy interests of his home county, it was through Major Wells that the Troy creamery first bid for a contract for butter for the navy four years ago. At that time nearly all of the navy butter was made in the west. The bid was accepted and every year since there has been more or less butter made here and in other eastern creameries for the blue jackets. Major Wells was known to many Trojans who will learn with regret of his sudden death.
Maj. Wells is survived by three sons, N. J. Wells, of Lemon, N. J., Guy W. Wells, of Spring Hill, with whom he made his home and Chester Wells who is in the navy.
(Local News) James Cudworth, a well know farmer of Mainesburg, died Monday. He had been declining since the death of his wife a year ago. A sister Mrs. Frank Parkhurst and two children survive, Charles of Rutland and Mrs. R. M. Brodrick, of Sullivan.
(Local News) Mrs. Julia J. Ross, who died last Sunday evening in Elmira, aged 78, was a sister of Mrs. Kate Hazelton, of Springfield.
(Local News) At Blossburg Monday night, A. W. Metherell, 55 years old, a well known music dealer and teacher, committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid. He leases a wife and son.
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Volume XLIX, #39, Friday, October 4, 1912
(Local News) William H. Chattle, a native of Chemung county who went west soon after his discharge from the army at the close of the war, died Sept. 25th, at St. Joseph, M., aged 76 years. Mr. Chattle was a brother of Mrs. M. E. Bailey of Redington Avenue, this boro.
(Local News) L. D. Pierce, a long time resident of Roseville, was found dead in bed one morning last week. He was a charter member and for many years a deacon of the Baptist church. Two daughters and a son survive.
(Local News) Hannah Almira Lamkin, widow of Russell Lamkin and daughter-in-law of the Rev. Hervey Lamkin, who will be recalled as a forceful Methodist preacher of the long ago, died last Friday night at the home of her niece, Mrs. Joe H. Geer, in Mansfield. Decedent was born in Litchfield township, this county, July 14, 1835.
(Local News) Reuben Smead, formerly of Troy, died last Saturday at the State Soldiers’ Home in Erie. He was a militiaman in the rebellion. His parents were Elihu and Betsy Smead who in the early days lived in the vicinity of VanHorn’s glen in Troy township. The deceased was 77 years old. Burial was in the Home cemetery at Erie.
The Late Joseph A. Ball of East Troy.
Joseph A. Ball was born in Painted Post, N. Y., June 9, 1837, a son of Chauncey and Eliza (Burst) Ball and died at his home in East Troy, Sept. 20th, 1912.
Mr. Ball settled in Troy township about 1841. He was the oldest son of eight children and the only survivor. He was educated in the common schools and in troy Academy. After attaining his majority he engaged in farming. In May, 1861, he enlisted at the age of 23 years at Corning, N. Y., as Corporal under Capt. Todd, in Co. D., 23d N. Y. Volunteers and participated in the battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam, losing his right arm in the last battle. He was honorably discharged in 1862, returning home and from 1875 to 1885 was engaged in the general merchandise business at East Troy. January 28, 1863, he married Emma A., daughter of Carlton H. and Naomia (Smith) Campbell of Springfield, this county. Five children were born to them: Fred Ashley, deceased, Adah, Mrs. H. Kent Bresee of Towanda, Myra, Mrs. Burtis Megie, Pisgah, Elizabeth at home and J. Willis of Chicago, Ill., and one grandson, Joseph William Besee.
Mr. Ball was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also a charter member of Hector Lodge, No. 166, I. O. O. F., of East Troy, and a member of Gustin Post, G. A. R., of Troy. He was one of the founders of the Republican party and always remained faithful to his choice.
Mr. Ball was highly esteemed by his friends and acquaintances. He was a man closely attached to his home and family, and his daughters and son feel that they have sustained an irreparable loss. He was a great sufferer for several years and was lovingly cared for by his daughter at home. His funeral was largely attended Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church and was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. W. H. S. Loller, of Odessa, N. Y. He was laid to rest in the family plot in the Leonard cemetery at Leona, by the side of his wife who preceded him five years ago.
The pall bearers were members of the orders he highly esteemed.
The relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Amelia Orr and Mrs. J. W. Boist of Painted Post, N. Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Hillerman, Reading Centre, N. Y., Mrs. L. M. Tobey and Bertha Campbell, Mr. F. E. Campbell, Elmira, N. Y., Fred O. LaMont, Towanda, Pa., Mrs. May McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parke, Troy, Pa.
Volume XLIX, #40, Friday, October 11, 1912
(Snedekers News) The remains of Jesse West, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel West, who was killed near Buffalo last Friday, while working an oil pump, were brought to this place and the funeral held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. S. Barrett officiating. He was twenty-six years of age and had relatives in this place.
(West Burlington News) Mrs. Jane Gustin died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, W. G. Henry. Funeral arrangements are not made yet.
(Local News) The sudden death is reported at the home of her son, William Henry, in Stanton Hollow, of Mrs. Jennie Gustin who was taken sick on Sunday and expired Tuesday morning.
(Local News) Following a long illness, Mrs. N. M. Pomeroy expired last night at the family home on Main St. The funeral will be held at the house at 2 Monday afternoon and will be public.
(Local News) Mrs. Cora A. Decker who died last Sunday night in St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira, leaving her husband and two children, was a daughter of Anthony Sturdevant and a sister of Mrs. Samuel Colton of Granville. The remains were brought to Windfall for interment.
Volume XLIX, #41, Friday, October 18, 1912
(Local News) Cora Sewell, 18 years, late of Potter county, a member of the family in which we last week said all were ill died Thursday morning at the emergency hospital, the first victim of the epidemic. Her mother alone, of the family of five, is able to be about. The remains were taken to the home No. 7 Redington Row. The funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Evangeline Gray accompanied her sister Mrs. H. M. VanHorn, who was called home by the sudden death, Sunday evening of her son-in-law, E. G. Nichols, of 803 Davis street, Elmira, N. Y. Mr. Nichols is survived by a widow, two sons, Harry of Elmira, and Archie of Pittsburg, and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Sherwood and Mrs. H. W. Williams of Wellsboro, Pa., and Mrs. Richard Clayton of Washington, D. C.
(Local News) The remains of Edwin Grant were brought to Troy for burial on Saturday last and taken to his old home, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Erk. The funeral services were conducted from St. Paul’s church by the Rev. John C. Dean at 10 o’clock Monday morning. A large number of friends were present to pay their last respects. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. He was laid beside his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. grant, in Glenwood, with Masonic honors. He was thirty-five years old. He is survived by two brothers, William of Seattle; Albert of New York, and two sister, Mrs. McVoy of Auburn, N. Y., and Mrs. Harry Jenner of Watkins, N. Y.
Mrs. N. M. Pomeroy.
Mrs. N. M. Pomeroy passed away at “Hillside,” her home on West Main street, on Wednesday last after an illness of several years’ duration. She was in her 81st year. She had resided in Troy the greater part of her life. Her funeral was conducted from her late home on Monday at 2 o’clock by her pastor, the Rev. E. F. Morse, who spoke impressively from the words, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.” He emphasized her beautiful home life, her church life, her social life, her life in sorrow, and finally her patient and exemplary life in her long and tedious sickness. She was laid away in Glenwood.
Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were: Her only sister, Mrs. B. L. Truman of Owego; Henry P. Davison of New York; Mrs. D. E. Pomeroy of Englewood, N. J.; Mrs. Chas. Knox of Johnstown, N. Y.; Mrs. Martin Long and daughter of Towanda, Mrs. Horton and daughter, Mrs. Williams of Wellsboro; George McKnight and Miss Alice Smith of Elmira, and Samuel Jewell and daughter, Lorene, of Elmira.
James H. Struble.
The subject of this sketch was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, August 13, 1833. He removed to Pennsylvania in 1850 and settled in Columbia township. He was twice married, the former wife being Mrs. Harriet Gernert, who died in 1881. In 1884 he married Miss Nancy Pennock, who survives him.
He was a very rugged, energetic man, and had many sterling qualities. In his home he was invariably kind and thoughtful.
In early manhood he gave his heart to his Savior and united with the Presbyterian Church in his native town, and shortly after he was taken with this last illness. He repeated to his wife the verse of his old revival hymn. “Here Lord I give myself away. Tis all that I can do. Then now lord let me rest.” And laid down and had a long sleep.
In this last illness he bore his sufferings with patience and resignation, often saying he wished to go not only for himself but for those who cared for him that he might not be a burden to them.
(Windfall News) The remains of Mrs. Cora Decker were brought here from Elmira for burial last Wednesday morning. Mrs. Decker leaves to mourn for her two daughters by a former marriage, her husband and two stepchildren, besides an aged father and one sister. She was 38 years of age. Interment in the nearby cemetery.
(Columbia and Wells News) Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Dorr Besley of typhoid fever, who was caring for her son, Edward, ill of the same disease, near Horseheads, N. Y.
Volume XLIX, #42, Friday, October 25, 1912
Prominent Business Man Succumbs to Typhoid.
Ernest L. Teeter, proprietor of the Troy Cold Storage, and largely interested in the Troy Creamery and in the Towanda Cold Storage firm of Teeter & Moore, expired at his home in Elmira street Wednesday afternoon. He was one of the first stricken down. For two or three days before the end came his life hung in the balance. Mr. Teeter was 45 years old and a native of Austinville. Besides his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teeter, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Moore of Towanda, Mrs. Wilmot Knapp of Elmira. Two foster children also survive, Janet and Ethel Carnochan, both of whom are down with the fever. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of his parents in Canton street.
Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor wish to express their appreciation for the kindness and assistance of friends and neighbors during the recent illness and death of their son, Austin Taylor.
(Local News) The Press of Owatonna, Min., gives an extended account of the death of James Huntington, a prominent resident of that city. It says: James Huntington was born in Troy, Pa., May 13th, 1864, (in the house now occupied by Mrs. Fanny Porter) where he grew to manhood. His business life has been spent in the lumbering business, at Leva, Wis., nine years at Mandori, Wis., and three years at Mansan, La. He is survived by a wife and two children. Mr. Huntington will be remembered by many in Troy.
(Local News) Mrs. William Preston died suddenly Wednesday morning from a complication of typhoid, a clot in one of the larger blood vessels which first showed itself Tuesday evening. Up to that time her condition was not especially alarming. Mrs. Preston was 48 years old and had resided in Troy many years. She was an adopted daughter of Former Commissioner Hollis of Tioga county. She was a member of the Baptist church. Her husband survives and one daughter, Mrs. John Howland. The funeral will be held at the home 1 o’clock today, Friday.
Volume XLIX, #43, Friday, October 1, 1912
Rev. Thomas Mitchell Succumbs to Old Age.
Rev. Thomas Mitchell died October 28th, at his home in Canton street of old age. He was 94 years old. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church on Thursday at 10. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. A more complete sketch of Mr. Mitchell’s life will be published later.
Deaths From Typhoid During the Week. Since last week there have
been three more deaths, bring the total up to seven.
Benton Beach. Mr. Benton Beach died at the hospital Sunday evening, Oct. 27. He was 54 years old. The funeral was held Tuesday at Beaman & Friends’ undertaking rooms. The Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiated and interment was in Glenwood.
Lee Harkness. Lee Harkness, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harkness died Monday, Oct. 28, at the emergency hospital. He was 7 years old and the youngest of the suffers so far to die. The funeral was held from his home in High street at 1 o’clock Wednesday, the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was at Springfield.
Mrs. Jerry Taylor. The death of Mrs. Jerry Taylor comes to us with especial sadness, it being the second death in one family within ten days. Mrs. Taylor was 38 years old. The funeral was from her home on Thursday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiated assisted by the Rev. H. B. Allen of Solvay, N. Y., formerly pastor of the M. E. Church here. Interment was at Windfall.
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(Columbia and Wells News) Rev. Seymour Barrett officiated at the funeral of Ephraim Batterson of Dunnings, on Wednesday.
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Julia Riley died at her home on Wednesday of last week. Funeral was held on Saturday and interment in Troy cemetery.
Noted Business Man Succumbs to Typhoid.
Fred E. VanDyne, the twelfth victim of the present typhoid epidemic, passed away at his home on Canton street at an early hour last Monday morning. For more than a week his life had trembled in the balance, and only by the most persistent efforts of his physicians and nurses, couple with his own strong determination had the fatal termination been postponed. The weakened condition of the vital forces due to many years of periodic suffering from rheumatism at last turned the scale against him. And thus Troy is called to mourn the loss of another of his prominent business men in the prime of life.
Mr. VanDyne was the youngest son of Laurinda Ann and the late Edward VanDyne. He was born in Troy October 10, 1874, and has passed his life in this village, except when away at school or traveling for health or pleasure.
After completing his studies in the Troy schools he attended the Normal School at Mansfield, and later the John B. Stetson University at Deland, Florida. At Mansfield, one of his classmates was Dr. F. H. Shaw, of Wellsboro, who was present during the latter part of Mr. VanDyne’s sickness, and assisted Dr. Phillips in the untiring effort to save the life of his friend.
To the acquisitions of a liberal education, Mr. VanDyne added the broadening effect of extensive travel and observation at home and abroad, his journeys including trips to the southern state, to the Pacific coast, to the Mediterranean and the Orient and the principal countries of Europe, and a trip around the world; the latter journeys being taken in company with Mr. S. H. Heywood of this place.
On the death of his father in 1900 Mr. VanDyne entered into partnership with his brother, E. Everett VanDyne, under the firm of E. VanDyne’s Sons, continuing and from time to time enlarging, the extensive tanning business established by their father. Mr. VanDyne also had a part in the organization of the Grange National Bank of Troy, and was one of its directors. He served last year as president of the Alumni Association of the Troy High School. He was also a member of the Glenwood cemetery Committee and had a most active part in raising the $15,000 subscribed in Troy to meet the conditions of the Endowment Fund given by Mr. Henry P. Davison of New York.
In his boyhood Mr. VanDyne became a communicant in the Presbyterian church, in which his father was a ruling elder, and he remained a loyal member of it to the end of his life. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Masonic orders, being Past Master of Trojan Lodge, No. 306, Past High Priest of Troy Chapter, No. 261; Past Eminent Commander of Canton Commander of Knights Templar, No. 64; a member of Williamsport Consistory Scottish Rite, and of Irem Temple Mystic Shrine of Wilkes-Barre.
On February 5, 1908, Mr. VanDyne was married to Miss Mabel Donna Swan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Swan of Elmira, N. Y. One child, Mabel was born to them. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by his mother, whose home has always been his, one brother E. Everet VanDyne, and one sister, Laura, the wife of Dr. J. W. Phillips. The latter is also ill of typhoid fever at her home and was unable to see her brother during his illness, or to attend the funeral.
The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at the home on Canton street, and was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. E. P. Morse. On account of the many who are critically ill, and the prevailing sorrow and anxiety in the village, it was decided that the funeral services should be very simple. The members of the Masonic orders to which he belonged who attended the funeral came without uniform or badge of any kind, and the usual burial services of there orders were omitted. But the large attendance at the funeral, the many very beautiful floral offerings and the deep though silent grief bore strong testimony to the esteem and affection in which he and his family are held, both in this community and in the many other places represented at the funeral.
The interment was in the family lot in Glenwood cemetery, whither the remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors. The directors of the Grange National Bank acted as honorary pall bearers, and the casket was borne by Messrs. R. E. VanSyckle, B. E. Mitchell, H. K. Mitchell, W. S. Montgomery, T. W. Parsons and J. C. Blackwell.
Some of the out of town friends at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Orcutt, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wilson, Mrs. Lewis Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Lowman, Elmira; Dr. John Everitt, Sayre, Pa., Mr. Edward Wilson, Alba, Pa., Mr. George VanBuskirk, Horseheads, N. Y., Mr. Cecil Swan, Chicago, Ill., Mr. Hovey Copley, Lowman, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Maxwell, Lock Haven, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Updegraph Mussina, Williamsport, Pa., Mr. Wm. H. Teas, Ridgway, Pa., Dr. and Mrs. Farnum Shaw, Wellsboro, Mr. and Mrs. Mial E. Lilley, Roy Lilley, Mrs. Hullett Turner, Towanda, Pa.; S. T. McFadden, Lee Brooks, Edward Innes, John Brown, J. Fred Clark, Herrick Thomas, of Canton.
Brief Sketch of Life of Rev. Thomas K. Mitchell.
The late Thomas Mitchell was born in Eaton, Pa., December 15, 1817, on the shore of the Susquehanna river nearly opposite Tunkhannock. He was the sixth of a family of ten children. His father was Thomas Mitchell and his mother was Mary Harding. His ancestors came from New England, his grandfather, David Mitchell being a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was licensed as a preacher in the Baptist church in 1834, and was ordained a regular minister in Rome, Pa., Oct. 27, 1840. For four years he was pastor of the Baptist churches in Rome, Ulster and Moses Hill, also preaching occasionally in churches east of there. From 1844 for fifteen years he was pastor of the Springfield Baptist church, to which Troy was later added. In 1860 he became pastor of the Baptist church of Pine City, N. Y., preaching also at Gillett and Fassett.
In 1864 he returned to Springfield, where he remained as pastor till 1873, when he went to Greeley, Colorado. He spent some seven years in Colorado, most of the time in Colorado City. In 1880, he returned to Pennsylvania, spending one year at Canton, Pa., and then for ten years again at Springfield, being pastor of that church altogether thirty-three years. In 1881 he purchased a farm on the Porter Road, where for ten years he spent his time farming, when he went to live with his son, H. Kent Mitchell of Troy. He made his home there until his death.
Mr. Mitchell was thrice married. His first wife was Maria Whipple, of Meshoppany, Pa., by whom he had two sons, William and George, who are both deceased. His second wife was Martha Adams of Troy, by whom he had five children, Mary, Thomas L., Harry G., Henry Kent and Frank Adams, of whom Henry Kent of Troy, and Frank Adams of Lagrange, Ill. survive. Mr. Mitchell’s third wife, who is still living was Elizabeth Jane Adams, an elder sister of his second wife. Four grandchildren survive him, three being children of H. K. Mitchell and one a son of F. A. Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell was active as a minister of the Baptist church till within a few months of his death, the last official act of which there is a record being a marriage last June here in Troy.
Mr. Mitchell died October 28th, last at the home of his son, H. K. Mitchell and was buried October 31 in Glenwood cemetery, Troy, Pa.
Respected Berrytown Citizen Passes Away.
Erastus Booth Woodward passed away at his home in Berrytown, Thursday afternoon, November 6th of paralytic shock, aged 68 years.
Deceased had been in ill health for the past four years. He was born in Mansfield, May 21st, 1844, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Woodward. December 24th 1868, he married Abbie R. Fannng of Springfield and settled on the farm where he died.
There was born to them four children, Archie M. deceased, Mrs. Fred S. Lyons and Miss Effie M. of Elmira, and W. Herman of Troy, Pa.
The deceased also leaves besides his wife, two brothers, Philo B. of Mansfield, Elmer E. of Breesport, N. Y., and one sister, Mrs. Lyman Whitney of Mansfield.
The funeral will be held from the Berrytown church at 1:30 Saturday. Interment will be at Checkerville.
Deaths from Typhoid.
Charity Smith. Charity Smith died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Smith, on Elmira street, early Sunday morning. She was 15 years old and a student in the Troy High School. She was a member of St. Paul’s church, belonging to its Sunday school and choir. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock at St. Paul’s church, the rev. J. A. Dean officiating. The burial was in the Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly, N. Y. Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Richard Allen, Jr.
Barton Edgar Sewell. Barton Edgar Sewell died at
the emergency hospital, Friday, November 1st, at 7 p. m. He is survived
by his wife and one son Russell, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Sewell.
The deceased was born January 13th, 1883 and was married to Zora May Coe
of Harrison Valley, March 22, 1904. The family moved to Troy twp.
months ago and Mr. Sewell was employed here as a barber.
The funeral was held at the home in Redington avenue, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiated. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Edward C. Brink of Armenia, died Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock, aged 56. She is survived by her husband and one brother, Andrew of Pleasantville, N. J., and a sister, Mrs. Richard Rockwell. Funeral will he held today. Burial at Oak Hill.
Volume XLIX, #45, Friday, November 15, 1912
Troy Citizen Dies Suddenly.
The late Seth W. Wood of this boro, died suddenly Friday noon, while at work near Sylvania. His death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. Hew was 66 years old. He was born in Tioga county, Pa., February 28, 1846. He was a veteran of the civil war, serving in Co. D., 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and a faithful worker for the benefits of the G. A. R. and a member of Gustin Post, 154.
He is survived by his widow, one son, Lewis Wood, and two daughters, Mrs. U. M. Hagar and Miss Eva, all of Troy.
Miss Rita Newell
Miss Rita Newell died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Perry Newell, on High street Friday evening, the fourteenth victim of typhoid fever. She was the fifteen years old, and a student of Troy High School. The funeral was held Monday from the home, the Rev. Patterson officiating. Besides her mother, Miss Newell is survived by two brothers and a sister.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Julia Edsall Verbeck, wife of Uri N. Verbeck, died at her home Monday morning. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 o’clock.
(Berrytown News) The public funeral of the late E. B. Woodward, an honored and respected citizen of this place, was held from the church Saturday, Nov. 9th at 1:30, the Rev. James Coots officiating. Among the friends and relatives in attendance from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fanning, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fanning, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huntley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Lyons and daughter Gertrude, Mrs. Henry Hagan, Floyd Buck and Mr. and Mrs. Merton Bennett, Elmira; Elmer E. Woodward and daughter, Mrs. Arthur wells of Breesport, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. William Woodward, of Meshoppen, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Woodward, Athens, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. George W. Fanning, and daughter Harriett, of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Philo J. Woodward, Mrs. Lyman Whitney and Mrs. Edward Harer, of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edgeton, Austinville; Charles E. Fanning, Alba; Mrs. Hiram Bardwell, Mr. William Wood, Troy; Mrs. Mary Newell, Geneva, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Buck and daughter Mabel, Columbia X Roads, Mrs. Cora Baldwin, Wetona; Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Kennedy, Leona; and Rev. and Mrs. L. F. Everts, Covert.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. Joab Kenyon was held from her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, where a large concourse of friends met to pay their respects to one of Troy’s oldest and most respected citizens. The same included many from not only Troy but the surrounding towns. The services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. P. S. Calvin, of the Baptist church, who spoke touchingly from the words “In My Father’s House There are many Mansions.” All her children were present except Mrs. C. B. Pomeroy, who was too ill to even be informed of her death. Burial was in Glenwood.
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(Granville Center News) Friends have receive news of the death on Sunday Nov. 17, of Horace Barnes at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Streeter, in Elmira. Mr. Barnes was formerly a resident of West Franklin.
(Granville Center News) The remains of Mrs. Elias Smith of Austinville, were brought here on Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock from the church by Rev. George P. Morse, and interment was in Granville Centre cemetery.
Fifteenth Victim of Typhoid Fever.
Miss Ora Isabelle Case, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Case died yesterday afternoon at the family home on Fall Brook street, the fifteenth victim of typhoid fever. Miss Case was for some time in the home of the late Frederick E. VanDyne before the outbreak of the epidemic. She was only 17 years old and no one knew her only to respect and love her. She had been in a critical condition for some time.
East Troy Resident Passes Away.
Mrs. Julia M. Edsall Verbeck whose death occurred at her home in East Troy, on Monday, Nov. 11, 1912, was born in Monroeton, Pa., March 5th, 1838. She was the daughter of John Edsall. She was married on March 4, 1866 to Uri N. Verbeck. To them were born two children.
She is survived by her aged husband, one son Edsall H. of Troy, and Meena E., at home, one grandchild, Gadys May and one brother Aaron Edsall of Evergeen, Pa.
The funeral was held at her home, the Rev. Brague officiating. The large concourse of friends together with the beautiful floral offerings bespoke the high esteem in which she was held. Interment was in Hilton Cemetery.
(Checkerville News) Born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Whipple, a daughter which lived only a short time. Burial was in Checkerville cemetery Saturday.
(Checkerville News) Mr. and Mrs. Burley Ward attended the funeral of Mrs. George Ward of Thompson Hill Saturday. Burial was in Checkerville cemetery.
(Thompson Hill News) This community is greatly sadden by the death of Mrs. Ida Ward, who passed away Thursday night, Nov. 14, at her home. She leaves a husband, three sons, Earl, of Gillett, Jesse of Smithfield, and Chancey at home, two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Hunsinger and Miss Etha of this place and an aged and invalid mother-in-law, who was dependent on her care. Rev. Seymour Barrett preached the funeral sermon. Interment was in Checkerville cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Julia F. Beckwith, at one time a resident of Troy, was buried at Grant’s Pass, Oregon, Nov. 6th. She was 80 years old.
Volume XLIX, #47, Friday, November 29, 1912
Mrs. Elias Smith.
Mrs. Emily Simpson Smith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Olive Porter at Snedekers on Nov. 17th, at 7 a. m. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. Smith was universally respected. She was quiet and unassuming, ever ready to minister to the suffering and she had endeared herself to a large circle of friends who feel deeply their loss. Of her immediate family are left. Mrs. Olive Porter, Snedekers. Mrs. Emma Landon, of Leona, Mrs. Chas. H. Smith, Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted at Granville Center church by Rev. George P. Morse. Interments was in Granville Center cemetery.
(Local News) A memorial service for the late Allan W. Gernert, who died 2 November 1912, is soon to be held in the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of New York of which Mr. Gernert had for a number of years been a member.
(Local News) Waterman Brown, 82 years old, was found dead in bed at his home in East Smithfield Wednesday morning, an hour after he had been heard moving about his room. His wife survives, two daughters and three sons.
(Local News) Thomas Leahy, a well known Canton township resident, died suddenly at his home. He was in town and about the farm during the day. After supper he complained of feeling badly and lived but a few hours. His wife survives with three daughters and five sons, among the latter being Postmaster Leahy of Sayre.
Volume XLIX, #48, Friday, December 6, 1912
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Putnam.
Mrs. Elizabeth Gillman Putnam expired yesterday morning at her home in this boro after a brief illness from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Putnam was born in Putnam county, N. Y., in 1846, and she was married Dec. 28, 1865 to Harvey Putnam. Their home was in Granville Center. Mr. Putnam died about 20 years ago. Six years later she moved with her children to Troy which had since been her home. Mrs. Putnam was a member of the Disciple church and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew her. The surviving members of her family are Albert and Harry, of Canton; Rucia of Brooklyn, N. Y., Ruby (Mrs. N. E. Boyce) of Willard, N. Y.; Lisle of Binghamton and Azo and Robert of Troy. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. W. B. Gernert of Troy and Mrs. Benj. Saxton of Ralston. The funeral will be held at the late home at 12 o’clock on Saturday, the Rev. Patterson officiating. Interment will be at Granville Center.
D. M. May
D. M. May died at his home in Bentley Creek Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, aged 87 years. He is survived by three sons, Judd, of Waverly, Guy and Woodford, both of Bentley Creek, also two brothers, J. C. May at Granville, Pa., and Woodford C. May, of Towanda.
The deceased was a prominent member of the Bentley Creek Lodge of Odd Fellows of which he had been a member for fifty years or more. The Bentley Creek Odd Fellows will have charge of the service Rev. Seymour Barrett, of Checkerville Pa., officiating. Burial was in Bentley Creek Cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #49, Friday, December 13, 1912
(Sylvania News) Mrs. Mary Ann Cornell died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week. The funeral was held from the house on Saturday at 1 p.m. Evangelist Sebolt conducted the service.
(LeRoy News) LeRoy Holcomb passed away peacefully at his home last Saturday about 6 p. m. after months of intense suffering with a cancer of the stomach, at the advanced age of 82 years and 23 days. Mr. Holcomb was of a pleasing manner and leaves a host of warm friends. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for over half a century, being one of the elders at the time of his death, and will be greatly missed in the church and community. Besides his widow who as Miss Nettie Scott, he is survived by the following children; Zed and Hattie, of this place, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. J. L. Williams of Canton, four children, Fred and Cassius, Mrs. Lee Robart and Mrs. Harry Reynolds preceded their father a few years ago. Mr. Holcomb is also survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. S. C. Kitchen of this place, Mrs. Clarissa Cudley and Mrs. Hannah Rockwell of Granville. The burial will be made in Holcomb cemetery on Wednesday after noon.
(Local News) Thomas D. Elliott, a former resident of Mansfield, who for fourteen years had lived in Elmira, died at his home in that city. He was a brother of J. A. Elliott of Mansfield and of Judge Victor A. Elliott, deceased, of the Colorado Supreme Court.
(Local New) Mrs. Julia Bardeen died at the home in Gillett of her daughter, Mrs. M. C. Pitt. The deceased was 71 years old and a native of Gorham, N. Y., to which place her remains were taken for interment by the side of her husband. She was a sister of Miss Sarah Pickett, who also resides at Gillett.
(Local News) Following an illness of three weeks, Alfred Waldron, a respected resident of Troy form many years, expired at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Theodore Waldron on Elmira street, aged 85 years. By his death the community loses a citizen of sterling character, and the Presbyterian church its oldest member in years and membership, the latter dating from 1851. He was a native of Bristol, R. I., which was the home also of his wife, Mercy Baity Waldron. The deceased was the last of his family, his wife and two children have preceded him to the other shore. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Waldron at 2 Monday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse, his pastor officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume XLIX, #50, Friday, December 20, 1912
Mrs. Saltmarsh Passes Away at Maple Shade.
Respected and loved by all who knew here, Mary Redington Saltmarsh of Troy, passed to the great beyond at 4 o’clock last Saturday afternoon at the home of her only son in Maple Shade, N. Y., in the 68th years of her age. Death followed several days of unconsciousness from paralysis and typhoid fever. Mrs. Saltmarsh was born in Troy September 6, 1845, the third daughter of George F. and Martha Bush Reddington. As a girl she enjoyed the unusual advantage for the time of Collegiate training at the Elmira Female college. Her marriage to the late Orlando T. Saltmarsh was solemnized on October 16, 1867. For well on toward half a century she has been a devoted member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church in which her influence will long survive the passing of her earthly presence. Three children survive, Misses Caroline and Mary Louise Saltmarsh of Troy, and Edmund R. of Maple Shade.
The funeral was held at St. Paul’s church following the arrival of the morning train from the South Tuesday morning, the Rev. Charles McKnight and the Rev. John C. Dean officiating, with Messrs. John A. Parsons, L. H. Oliver, R. C. Kendall, J. R. Willour, Liston Bliss and John E. Dobbins as honorary bearers. Interment was in the Redington plot in Oak Hill cemetery.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Lois Preston Smead died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kennedy on Sunday morning after an illness of heart disease, aged 77 years. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. Calvin of the Baptist church of Troy officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. She is survived by the daughter above mentioned and one brother, Calvin Preston, of California.
(Wetona News) Mrs. William McKay, who has been ill with typhoid fever, died Friday night. The funeral, which was attended by Odd Fellows and Rebeccas of Springfield and Burlington was held Sunday.
(Local News) The Rev. Samuel Earley formerly for a number of years of this boro, whose second wife, deceased, was Mrs. Lafayette Gray, of Troy, died last Wednesday night at the Baptist parsonage in Millport, aged 72 years. He leaves a widow and several children by a former marriage. The remains were taken to Columbus, Ohio for interment. Mr. Earley was the pastor back in the early 80’s of the Mansfield Baptist church.
(Local News) Mrs. William McKay, a respected resident of Smithfield township, expired last Thursday from typhoid fever. Mrs. McKay was the mother of Mrs. Timothy Conklin, and in the care of whom she assisted until herself taken ill. She was 63 years old. Her husband survives. Two sons, James McKay of Canton, and Austin McKay of Austinville, a sister and brother also are left, Mrs. Yates, of Sayre, and Levi Williams of Smithfield. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon.
(Local News) At Sayre last week John Harper died and his wife two days later from inhaling gas. Both were unconscious when found on Thursday at their home with an open gas jet pouring deadly fumes into their sleeping room.
Volume XLIX, #51, Friday, December 27, 1912
Covington Man Burned to Death.
Thomas W. Patchen, a hardware dealer of Covington, was fatally burned with gasoline which he was pouring upon the kitchen fire to hasten breakfast Christmas morning. He was taken to the Blossburg hospital where he died at 2 o’clock that afternoon. Mrs. Phoebe Cleveland, a neighbor who was in the room was also burned but will recover. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Chas. Waldo of Sylvania. His wife died about a year ago. The children are: P. I. Patchen of Georgia; Mrs. Harry Wheeler of Covington, and Mrs. J. R. Ford and Mrs. Charles Werline of Attica, N. Y.
Ridebury Boy Instantly Killed at Wellsburg.
John O’Brien who as an orphan boy was adopted by Patrick Carroll of Ridgebury township, this county, and made his home with him a number of years, was killed by the Erie Passenger train No. 18, near the station at Wellsburg, N. Y., at two thirty o’clock on the afternoon of Christmas Day.
O’Brien was crossing the track in the wake of a freight train when the engine of the passenger train struck him and hurled his body 50 feet. He was about 28 years old and unmarried.
O. F. Robbins.
O. F. Robbins was born in Sullivan 66 years ago near where the present family home is and his life was spent in this community. He was one of the prominent farmers of the township, clear headed, hard working and progressive, and interested in all farm matters. He was also interested to all town matters. He was a good citizen, a firm friend, a helpful neighbor, a loving husband and father.
For many long years he was a member of the Gray Valley Free Baptist church and was an enthusiastic Sunday school worker not only in his own church but in the township and his influence was widely felt.
Of his father’s family there is only left one brother, George Robbins of Sullivan and one sister who lives in California.
To mourn the loss there remains of his own family, his wife, two sons, both residing near the old home, one of them on the old farm and one daughter, Mrs. John Pomeroy of Troy.
He was a home keeping man who loved his home with a great love and he had a host of friends.
The funeral services was held at the family home on Thursday of last week and was attended despite the stormy day by a large number of friends and neighbors. The floral offerings were very beautiful The burial was in Glenwood, Troy, in the family plot. The funeral service was conducted by a friend of many years standing, Rev. A. G. Cameron, Sylvania.
Long Time Resident of Troy Dead.
Daniel Compton, whose life had hung in the balance for more than two weeks, expired at his home Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 1912. Mr. Compton was a native of Wells township. He was born August 8, 1835. He was a soldier of the Civil war for a year and a half, rising from the ranks of a lieutenancy. After the war he formed a partnership with E. Frank Lilley in the wagon business in this boro which continued until their retirement from business on account of advancing age about a year ago. Mr. Compton was a good soldier and an honest business man and a devoted member of the Presbyterian church to which he had long belonged.
He is survived by his widow and five children: F. Burt Compton, who is a prominent merchant of Tamaqua, Harry, a merchant of Hazleton, Mrs. Frank Price and Mrs. F. B. Pomery, and Miss Anna, of Troy. Also three brothers survive, Theodore, of Merrill, Wis., and Orville, of Lincoln, Neb; Stephen of Horseheads, N. Y.
The funeral was held at the home at 2 yesterday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) By a fall from a wagon Walter Brown of Wyalusing was killed last Saturday night near Cayuta, N. Y.
(Local News) At Gilletts, Carl, the 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Verner died last Saturday with pleuro-pneumonia, following mumps.
(Local News) Miss Lydia Ladd of Towanda who in her days of health visited here and had many friends among our people, died last Saturday afternoon from tuberculosis at Saranac Lake, N. Y., aged 25 years. She was the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Charles Ladd of Towanda. Her mother and two sisters survive. The funeral was held at the Ladd home in Towanda Monday afternoon.
(Local News) The murder theory has been abandoned in the case
of Frank A. Ronan of Canton, whose remains were found in the Northern Central
yard in Elmira last Thursday morning. The body is believed to have
been stripped of valuables after death by the cars.