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TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, PENN. FRIDAY, FERUARY 21, 1913
COMPTON, DANIEL – PRESBYTERIAN SESSION ON DEATH OF DANIEL COMPTON
The following minute on the death of Daniel Compton was adopted by the Session of the Presbyterian church January 27th.
The Session records with deep regret the loss of one of its members in the death of Elder Daniel Compton, which occurred December 24, 1912
Mr. Compton came to this church by letter from the Presbyterian church of Wells and Columbia, in this county November 30, 1866. About 12 years later he was chosen to the office of ruling elder in this church and by successive elections continued to serve the church until his death, a period of thirty-five years. (The rest of this article is badly deteriorated)
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1913
HORTON– Clarence Horton, a native of Leona, died Tuesday morning from grip at his home in Lawrenceville, aged 65 years. His wife survives, one brother, Edw. F. of Canton and three sisters, Mrs. MATTOX of Springfield, Mrs. KRUM of Ithaca, and Mrs. BRANT of Lawrenceville.
BOUGHTON – Mrs. Susan Hunt Boughton died last week Wednesday at her home in Checkerville. Mrs. Boughton was a native of New Jersey. Six children survive Sidney of Troy; Ransom and Mrs. Hattie Kilmer of Columbia X Roads; Sherman, Frank and Mrs. Eleanor Dubert of Checkerville. George Hunter of Ralston, is a brother. The funeral was held at Checkerville on Friday, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating. Interment was in the Checkerville cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1913
PECK – About town as late as Saturday, her serious condition known to but few, Mrs. Peleg Peck passed suddenly away at 5 o’clock Wednesday morning at the William Erk home where she had roomed since she returned three weeks ago from a holiday visit to relatives in Philadelphia and Elmira. Mrs. Peck’s only child, Miss Ruth Peck, was called from the Beechwood school near Philadelphia on Tuesday and was with her at the last. Two brothers also survive.
A great granddaughter on her mother’s side of the distinguished patriot and orator, Patrick Henry, Mary Virginia Cardwell was born at Clarksville, Va., July 5, 1848. The family came north after the war and she became a successful teacher. Her marriage to Mr. Peck brought her to Sylvania in 1878 and later to Troy which for about thirty years had been her home.
She was a valued member of the Presbyterian church of the missionary society, of the Progress Club and of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of which she was the local president. Her circle of acquaintances and friends was very large.
The remains were taken to the family home where the funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon, the Rev. E. F. Morse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
WALBORN -- Aaron Walborn died at his home on Wednesday, February 26th, aged 71 years. He is survived by a widow and five children, Ben of Allis Hill, Allen of Granville, Mrs. Frank Rimbold of Canton, Mrs. Azor Putman of Troy and Mrs. Sadie Ammerman at home. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1 o’clock at the house and 2 o’clock at the church. Interment in Granville Center cemetery. Among the friends present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Norton Stanton of Troy, Frank Wilcox of Burlington, and Dr. and Mrs. Fred Wilcox of Philadelphia.
COOPER – A Mammath Springs, Arkansas paper records the death in that city, Feb. 14, from typhoid fever of Elmer C. Cooper who it says was born in Troy, Pa., about 40 years ago, the second of eight children of Col. A. L. and Sarah COOPER. His wife, his father and brother and two sisters survive. Mr. Cooper was superintendent for 15 years of the Presbyterian Sunday School of Mammoth Springs and a potent factor in all good works.
KILEY – Thomas F. KILEY, a former Trojan, who for twenty-five years had been a locomotive engineer running out of Fort Worth, Texas, died last week after a week’s illness, aged 49 years. The remains were brought to Troy and funeral services were held at St. John'’ Roman Catholic church Monday morning, the Rev. Father Shields officiating. The decedent was unmarried. He leaves four brothers and one sister—Michael J., William, Edward and Patrick and Sister Euphrasine of Salamanca. Two of the brothers and the last named were in attendance at the obsequies with Misses Katharine, Irene and Helena Kiley. Mr. Bennett and Mr. O’Connor, of Hornell; Mr. Sheehan, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Arnold of Waverly and Mrs. George A. Sheehe of Corning.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1913 –VOLUME L
WALBURN – Aaron Walburn a life-long resident of Granville, passed away at his home February 26, 1913, aged 71 years, five months and 29 days. Deceased had been in failing health for a number of years, being so crippled with rheumatism at times as to be almost unable to be about.
Mr. Walburn was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and true citizen. He was a soldier of the Civil War. Besides his widow and five children, he leaves three step-children: Frank WILCOX, lately of Burlington, Dr. Fred Wilcox, a practicing physician and surgeon of Philadelphia and Mrs. N. R. STANTON of Troy, Mrs. T. H. RINEBOLD of Canton, Mrs. Sadie AMMERMAN at home, Mrs. Azor PUTNAM of Troy, Benjamin of Towanda and Allen of Granville, and fifteen grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Julia Bammels of Toledo, Ohio, is the lone survivor of that family, this making the fourth death among the brothers and sisters in a little over two years.
The funeral which was largely attended, was held from the Granville Center church Saturday, March 1st, the Rev. George Morse officiating.
JOHNSON – On Sunday morning our little community (Granville Center) was shocked to learn of the death of Dallas Johnson. He had not been feeling well for a few days, but had been about town as usual. His sister, Mrs. Wildras BOOTHE, with whom he lived, was not aware of anything unusual in his feelings when he retired on Saturday night. In the morning when she called him to breakfast he did not answer, and upon going to his room was shocked to find he had expired during the night. Death was due to heart failure. He had just reached his 67th birthday on Saturday, and is survived by only the one sister, who has the sympathy of her many friends in her bereavement. Funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday at 10:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. G. P. MORSE, assisted by Rev. J. C. BRYAN of Alba. Interment in Granville Center cemetery.
SHEDDEN – The remains of Charles SHEDDEN, aged 27 years, son of Alexander Shedden, of Detroit, Mich., were brought by his father from Fort Davis, Texas, where he had been for some months in a vain hope of regaining his health. Funeral services were held from the church at 2 o’clock on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. G. P. Morse and interment in Granville Center cemetery. The father, familiarly known as "San." Is a native of this place and has many friends who extend sympathy in this hour of bereavement. Among the friends from a distance who were present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Shedden and son, Paul, and Miss Nell Shedden of Sayre.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER – TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY MARCH 21, 1913 - VOLUME L
GRISWOLD – The funeral of Gerald GRISWOLD was largely attended Saturday afternoon from the West LeRoy Methodist church, of which he was a member. Mr. Griswold was killed in Lewis Bros. Saw mill, near Whitney’s Point, N.Y., where he had only worked two days. Death was caused by falling on the large circular saw, which he was operating, and being cut so badly he soon bled to death. The sad news of his death reached here Tuesday evening soon after the accident and was a great shock to his mother and stepfather, also a brother, who is working in Buffalo. Many floral offerings bore the high esteem in which he was held. Deceased was 19 years of age and made friends wherever he went because of his cheerful disposition. Six of his friends acted as bearers while six young ladies dressed in white carried flowers. The interment was in East Canton cemetery, Rev. C. C. GUSTIN officiating. (NOTE: Taken from LeRoy News)
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1913 - VOLUME L – NUMBER 12
SAYLES – The body of Willis SAYLES, formerly of East Troy, who died at Kelloggsville, N. Y., has been brought to Troy and funeral services will be held at 12 today, (Friday), at the M. E. church in this boro.
PETERSON -- Miss Belle PETERSON of Elmira formerly of Mansfield, died at the home of Moncure A. BURROWS, in lower Elmira Street early Tuesday morning following a brief illness of pneumonia. The funeral was held from the home of Ernest RIGHT Wednesday at 2 o’clock, interment in Mansfield. Deceased was 65 years old and is survived by two brothers, N. B. PETERSON of Elmira and Allen PETERSON of Mansfield and one sister, Mrs. David PARKER of Mansfield.
VANDYNE – William VanDyne, only surviving brother of the late Edward VanDyne and well known in Troy died suddenly last Saturday night at his home in Jacksonville, N. Y., after being about as usual during the day. He was 78 years old, a veteran of the civil war and universally respected. One daughter survives, Mrs. John MOSS of Worcester, Mass. Among the relatives in attendance at the funeral on Tuesday were Mrs. John W. Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. VanDyne of Troy.
MASON -- Mrs. Arthur S. MASON, who died suddenly last Friday morning at the family home on the Canton road, was a native of Smithfield Township, where she was born in 1857. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson WOOD. In girlhood she joined the Disciple church of Alba of which she had been a consistent member for more than 40 years. With her husband she became a member of Troy Grange a number of years ago, and they were probably the only members of that organization who had both taken all of the degrees, local, State and National. Mrs. Mason had been an invalid for many years. She was greatly loved and respected. Her husband survives and an adopted son, Edward Mason. The funeral was held at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Bryan of Alba, officiating. Interment was in the Alba Cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1913 VOLUME L – NUMBER 13
BLACKWELL – John Blackwell, widely known for many years as a prominent always dependable citizen of Burlington, died Monday, just before midnight at the home of his daughter, Mrs. (hole in paper) BALLARD in Elmira Street, this boro. Had his life been spared until tomorrow, Mr. Blackwell would have been 91 years old. The end came on his wife’s 86th anniversary. His uprightness and the usefulness of his life, were everywhere recognized and had won for him more than the usual measure of esteem. With his widow survive three sons and two daughters, Willis D. of Elmira; Alfred of Towanda, George of Syracuse; Mrs. Delos Rockwell of Burlington and Mrs. Dix BALLARD of Troy. The funeral was held yesterday at 1 o’clock at the Ballard home, the Rev. Brague officiating. Interment was in the Hilton cemetery at West Burlington.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1913 VOLUME L – NUMBER 13
WARD – Mrs. Esther WARD an aged and respected lady of this place (THOMPSON HILL) who has been an invalid for years passed away Sunday morning about 9:30 o’clock at the home of her son George. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the house
PECK – In the passing of the late Mrs. Peleg PECK, this community has sustained an irreparable loss. A woman of unflagging energy, of lofty aims, of highest purpose, of tenderest sympathy, of filial piety, her life was an inspiration to all who came within the radius of its influence. In a little Virginia village at the confluence of the Dan, Staunton and Roanoke rivers Mrs. Peck was born. Her father, John CARDWELL, was descended from the Cardwell'’ of Wiltshire, England, who settled in Virginia at an early period of our Country'’ history. Sir Edward Cardwell, Gladstone’s first secretary of war, was a scion of this stock. Her mother was a Miss Henry, a granddaughter of Patrick Henry of revolutionary fame. Her early instruction was imparted by private tutors.
At that critical period in the Nations history when the North and the South found themselves facing each other with bristling bayonets, she was a young girl of thirteen, enjoying every advantage that wealth could procure. When the Memorable Conflict ended, the family fortune was decimated. It was at this time that the inherent strength of her character manifested itself. Nothing daunted by the reverses her family had sustained by the fortunes of war; her father dead, her mother then an invalid, her elder brother disabled by a federal bullet, with a heroism worthy of the highest admiration she assumed the direction of affairs, and with a wisdom remarkable for one of her tender years and inexperience, she was instrumental in guiding her family north where her younger brothers and sisters might secure better advantages.
Since 1867 Mrs. Peck had been identified with the interests of this community. Her life was as an open book, sincere, practical, helpful, devoid of frivolity. Life to her was full of meaning. She was not wasteful of time. Her activities were tireless. She crowded into each precious moment the best of her thought, energy and talents. She was eminently practical, not given to effusiveness, yet withal, pure womanly. Her charities were many though unostentatious. Her sympathies were broad, her heart tender, and affliction always found in her a friend. She was devoted to her home and friends. She took keen interest in the social intellectual and moral life of the village, which had been for so many years her home. Her death marks the close of a pure useful life and the fragrance of its beneficient influence will long be shed abroad in the hearts and memories of those who knew her.
SAYLES -- The many friends and relatives of Mr. Willie D. SAYLES were saddened to hear of his death which occurred on Tuesday morning of last week at his late home in Kelloggsville, N.Y. after a short illness. He was taken with acute indigestion the week before which was followed by heard disease and a slight shock. Mr. Sayles was nearly 54 years of age and a former resident of this place having been brought up by the late Page Morgan. He became a member of the M. E. church in 1885. In 1881 he was united in marriage with Miss Flora VanHORN also of this place. Three children were born to them Allen and Archie who survive with his wife. One daughter died in infancy. In 1896 they moved from this place to Kelloggsville, N.Y., where he was engaged in an extensive business of general merchandising. He had been superintendent of the Sunday school there for many years and will be greatly missed.
(FROM EAST TROY NEWS OF WEEK)
PACKARD – Maxwell Packard, 15 year old, son of Arthur and Ora PACKARD died last Saturday at their home in Alba from heart disease. Interment was in the Alba cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1913 VOLUME L – NUMBER 14
RATHBUN – Reuben A. RATHBUN passed quietly away March 23, 1913, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry WARRINER at Utopia, Fla. Mr. Rathbun was born Oct 8, 1852. Seven children were born to him, Delos A. of Elmira, and Blanche E. WARRINER of Utopia, Fla., by first wife who was Ella SARGEANT of Wetona, and Floyd A., Wayne Albert, Kendrick and George of East Troy and John R., deceased, children of his union with Mary Jones of East Troy. He leaves also two brothers and one sister John G. of East Troy, George WAVERLY and Mrs. Adelia RATHBONE of McDonough, N.Y.
Mr. Rathbun left East Troy about Dec. 1st. He visited his niece, Mrs. F. L. MAINE of Willett, N. Y., who with her husband and two children accompanied him to Florida. He stood the long journey pretty well as a whole, reaching Utopia Jan. 1st. About Feb. 1st he was taken ill, but he rallied from the first attack, but later began to run down. His visits to the doctor brought no permanent relief and on March 16th his physician told him his trouble was a general breaking down of the body functions. He advised a change in location and to get as far toward home as possible. On the 18th arrangements were made to start for Minneola, Fla. He was up and about as late as the day before he died. He grew worse toward night and the following afternoon he passed away, being conscious almost to the last. The highest possible honor and respect were paid by the neighbors and friends in the way of assistance and floral offerings which were very numerous and beautiful. We buried our loved one under the palm trees to rest until the great resurrection when all the dead shall come forth.
LINDERMAN – James M. Linderman, a well known Troy resident died last Saturday at the home in Elmira of his daughter, Mrs. Charles ELLIOTT aged 65 years. He had been in poor health for some time. Death was due to chronic nephritis. Mr. Linderman was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Linderman and was born in Troy Township. He was boro constable several terms and also acted as street commissioner and health officer for a number of years. He was a devoted husband and father and a sympathetic, obliging neighbor. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie KERRICK of Denver, COL; Mrs. Daisy ELLIOTT and Allen LINDERMAN of Elmira. Funeral services were held at the home in Elmira street at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
LINDERMAN – Among the relatives in attendance at the funeral of James LINDERMAN on Tuesday besides the immediate family were Mrs. Alvin K. Linderman and daughter, Mrs. Romer of Elmira; Harry Linderman of Scranton, and Mr. and Mrs. Thad WOLFE of Canton, the latter being a sister of the deceased.
PACKARD – Maxwell A. only son of Arthur and Ora Packard, was born Nov. 7th, 1897, and departed this life March 29th, 1913, aged 15 years, 4 months and 22 days. For nine weeks he battled with the disease of which he fell a victim; so heroic were his efforts to vanquish the enemy that his friends believed they had some reason to hope for his ultimate recovery, but not so, a power higher than that which man wields decreed, "It is enough."
Although but 15 years of age he was a man in deportment and the exercise of good judgement and by his manly bearing and gentle nature, won for himself the highest esteem of all who knew him.
The writer joins the whole community in a common expression of sympathy for the bereaved family and friends of this good boy. Interment was made in the Alba cemetery. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1913
KIES – Henry Kies died from an overdose of laudanum at his home in Fall Brook street between 8:30 and 9 o’clock Tuesday evening. He was found unconscious in the haymow of his barn shortly after 6 o’clock by his son, Harry Kies, who called Dr. G. E. Boyer. The physician recognized at once the symptoms of a powerful opiate, and a search of Mr. Kies pockets brought to light a 4-ounce bottle of laudanum, nearly empty. He took the drug probably some hours before he was found.
Henry Kies was a hard working man, whose untimely death is mourned by a wide circle of acquaintances. He had been in poor health for some time. His wife survives and two children—Harry, at home and Mrs. Harry Gernert of Columbia X Roads. The funeral is to be held on Friday at 2 at the home, and interment will be at Sylvania, the former home of the family.
The body of Mrs. Fremont MILLER will be brought from her home in Sayre on Thursday. Funeral services will be held from the church at Baileys Corners at 2 o’clock and interment in Granville Center cemetery. (From Granville Center news)
MAY – John C. MAY who had been in failing health for some time, expired at his home in Granville Wednesday afternoon. Mr. May was a long time resident of the Windfall section, widely known and universally respected. He was 78 years old. His wife survives and three daughters—Mrs. Rosa CHAPMAN of Granville; Mrs. Clarence KILMER of Buffalo; and Mrs. Fred JENNINGS of Binghamton. The funeral will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home. Trojan Lodge of Masons of Troy, of which Mr. May was a member, will assist in the committal services. Interment will be at Windfall.
MILLER -- The remains of Mrs. Fremont MILLER, a sister of Mrs. Frank PIERCE, were brought to this boro yesterday from Lawrenceville and taken to Granville for interment in the Garrison family burying ground (LOCAL NEWS)
SMITH -- Mrs. Lillian SMITH, formerly of Chicago, a widowed sister of Mrs. Stephen GERNERT, died at the latter’s home in Columbia X Roads early yesterday morning. She was heard moving about her room at 1 o’clock and at 2 she expired. Death was due to Bright’s Disease. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning. A brother also survives in the west.
BEARDSLEE -- William BEARDSLEE, the young man upon whom an operation was performed last week Tuesday for appendicitis, died on Friday night at the city hospital in Williamsport. He was born Aug. 10, 1890, the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward BEARDSLEE of Troy, and a young man of exemplary life and many friends. He leaves one brother, Earl. His grandfather, Charles BEARDSLEE, also is living. The remains were brought to Troy Saturday morning and taken to the Beardslee home where the funeral was held at 2 Monday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
BULLOCK -- Charles E. Bullock, until April 1st a New York Central freight conductor running out of Corning, committed suicide last Saturday morning by hanging in the barn of a farm he had recently purchased and moved upon, a mile from Big Flats. Despondency over the change from railroading to farming is given as the cause. He was39 years old and leaves a widow and three children, three brothers and one sister—Walter BULLOCK, of Elmira, Allen and Glenn BULLOCK of Rochester, and Mrs. Edna COOPER of Elmira. Mrs. Bullock made the shocking discovery of her husband’s death when she went to call him to breakfast. The remains were brought to the home of James Strong at Columbia X Roads, where funeral services were held on Monday. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. (SEE OBITUARY MAY 2, 1913)
EDGERTON – Mrs. Eunice EDGERTON, who expired April 12th, at her home in Sylvania, following six weeks of confinement to her bed, had reached the ripe age of 75 years. She was a woman of much strength of character. She leaves three children by her first husband, who were Thomas Hulslander—Mrs. Elbert SMITH of Sullivan, Mrs. Clara RICHMOND of Sylvania and Thomas HULSLANDER of Plainview, Neb., and by the companion of her later years Bradford EDGERTON, one son, Merritt EDGERTON of Sullivan. The funeral was held on the 15th instant at the home, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating. Interment was in the Gray Valley cemetery.
HOYLES – An infant son of Charles HOYLES, five months and four days old died Monday night, funeral Wednesday afternoon at the home. (From Local News)
GILMOUR – The funeral of Mrs. Louis GILMOUR, who died Jan. 11th in Burlington, and whose body was placed in the receiving vault, will be held at Glenwood cemetery at 1:30 next Tuesday afternoon, April 29th. (From Local News)
BELLOWS – Colonel George P. Bellows, the auctioneer, who for a number of years cried the Glenside sales of milking Shorthorns, in Granville, was found dead not long since under his automobile near his home in Missouri. (From Local News)
BRACE – Word reached here last week that Edward E. Brace of Corning had died very suddenly of apoplexy, being sick about twenty minutes. Mr. Brace was a former resident of this place. (From Springfield News)
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913
SHEPARD – Dr. Ernest N. Shepard, the well known physician of Burlington, died suddenly about 1 o’clock last Saturday. He attended an entertainment Friday evening, returning to his home about midnight. He did not rest well. Between 2 and 3 he got up and took one or more doses of quieting medicine. At 7 he was unconscious. Dr. Campbell was called from East Smithfield, arriving about 8 and by 11 Drs. Barker and Phillips of Troy and Johnson of Towanda were also in attendance, but their combined efforts failed to rouse him. At 1 he passed away. A postmortem examination revealed the cause of death to have been an over dose of medicine, presumably an opiate.
Few among the younger men of this section were more widely respected and admired than Dr. Shepard. A manly man, of broad sympathy, skilled in his profession, a doer of good deeds, his death was everywhere received with feelings of profound sorrow and personal loss. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Omera Shepard of Minnequa, formerly of Granville, where the Doctor was born 42 years ago last November. He was a grandson of Dr. Samuel W. Shepard, who practiced medicine for many years in Troy. He was graduated from the Troy public school and received his medical education in Baltimore and at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He married Miss Grace Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell of Burlington, who survives him. Besides his father and mother there are living also two brothers, Samuel, near Everett, Washington, and George of Minnequa, and an adopted daughter.
The funeral on Monday at the Methodist church in Burlington, of which he had been a member since 1897, was very largely attended. Included among the mourners were large delegations of Masons and Odd Fellows in both of which orders he was held in the highest esteem. Interment was in Hilton cemetery.
BULLOCK – As this message flew from lip to lip, it left people stunned and saddened as they thought of the man they loved and respected, gone from among them.
Charles Edward BULLOCK was born at Columbia X Roads June 21, 1873, the eldest son of Frank and Esther Bullock. From a child he crept into the hearts of all who knew him, and his cherry smile, and honest dealing won him a host of friends. As he came into manhood he went to Corning, N.Y., (this was in Aug. 1895) and soon began working for the New York Central Railroad. His good judgment and faithfulness soon promoted him to the position of conductor and it has been truthfully said he was never censured by the Railroad company during all of his service with them. In 1896 he was married to Elizabeth Brenchley of Columbia X Roads. Three children were born to them. Shirley, aged 14, Lillian, aged 11 and Graydon, seven. A model family in every respect, not a shadow lingered at their threshold, kindness being the keynote of their lives. Success crowned their every effort. During the month of March, Mr. Bullock fell on the ice injuring his spine and from that time he suffered more or less pain until his death. Feeling he would like to be more with his family, he purchased a farm at Big Flats and moved there March 31, renting their home on Bridge street in Corning.
His health did not improve and on April 18th he passed away, leaving not only a loving wife and three children to mourn for him, but also three brothers, Allen and Glenn of Rochester, Walter of Elmira, and one sister Mrs. Guy Cooper, of Elmira and host of relatives and friends.
WOOD – Mrs. Mary B Wood, formerly of Troy, died at 11 o’clock Thursday evening, of apoplexy, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Cortright, 22 Church St., Cooperstown, N. Y., aged 68 years.
A prayer service was held at the home at 8 p.m. Friday, Rev. Squires pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. The W. C. T. U., of which she was a member, attended in a body. The remains were taken to Athens Saturday, where the funeral services were held in the Universalist church. Burial was made in Tioga Point cemetery.
Mrs. Wood leaves besides her husband, Charles S. Wood, and the daughter previously mentioned, one daughter, Mrs. Archie YOUMANS, 71 Madison St., Cortland, N. Y., and one son, William L. Wood of Providence, R. I., and also seven grandchildren.
HARRIS – Word was received last week of the death of Mr. Clay HARRIS at his late home in Maryland. Mr. Harris was about 60 years old and resided for many years on the road between East Troy and Troy. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Lizzie WARD. (From East Troy News)
JENNINGS—George Jennings of Franklindale, died quite suddenly Tuesday at the home of his son, Floyd, on the John Ruggles place. Deceased was 61 years of age and is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. The funeral will be held on Thursday at Franklin. NOTE: ADDITIONAL WRITE-UP BELOW
(FROM LOCAL NEWS) George Jennings of South Burlington died suddenly on Tuesday at the home of his son, Floyd Jennings near this boro, where he had been only since Sunday. Mr. Jennings was 61 years old. His wife survives, two sons, Floyd and Charles, two daughters, Mrs. George BURLEIGH and Mrs. Verne MADIGAN. His mother and one brother, also are living. Funeral services were at the Franklindale Christian church on Thursday.
CASE – Another death on the Fall Brook Road was the passing from
earthly life on Monday of William Penn Case following a long illness of
Bright’s disease. Mr. Case was born in Troy Township 66 years ago last
November. His widow survives and one son, Bernard, of New York City. The
funeral was held at the home at 2 Wednesday after, the Rev. A. G. CAMERON
of Sylvania, officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1913
MORSE – Alburn MORSE, formerly of Granville, died at his home near East Troy on Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at Windfall on Tuesday at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. G. P. Morse and interment was in the Windfall cemetery. (From Granville Center column)
MORSE – Mr. Alvin Morse died quite suddenly Sunday morning of dropsy. He was 67 years old and had been crippled with rheumatism for some time. The funeral was held in the Baptist church at Windfall on Tuesday. He is survived by his widow and one sister, who is living in Ohio. (From East Troy and Vicinity News)
SAUNDERS -- Mrs. Maude Saunders died Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Palmer, in Springfield, aged 32 years. Death followed a long illness with tuberculosis. Besides her parents she leaves one sister, Miss Mertie Palmer and three young children. The funeral was held at 2 Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in the Brace cemetery.
GUILD – George B. BUILD, 48 years old, a native of Springfield, who for about 25 years had made his home in Derby and Ansonia, Conn., died May 1st at Ansonia, following a week’s illness from double pneumonia. He had long been a trusted employee of the Birmingham Iron Foundry, having charge of the stock and tool room. He leaves a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Parsons and Miss Jeanette Guild; two sons, Willis and Arthur Guild; one sister, Mrs. F.H. LISSON, of Eaglesmere, Pa. and two brothers, Arthur C., of Ansonia, and Adelbert C., of Delaware.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY MAY 16, 1913
WEST – Harrison West expired at his home Monday afternoon after several months’ illness with diabetes. Deceased was 72 years of age and is survived by an invalid wife and five children, Emerson,Denton and Delbert, Mrs. A. D. PARKER of Elmira, and Mrs. Encell WILLIAMS, near this place. Funeral will be held at the home Thursday afternoon, with burial in LeRoy cemetery. (From LeRoy News)
PARKHURST – Word has just been received of the death of Mrs. Annie Parkhurst, who has been a sufferer for a long time with cancer of the liver. (From LeRoy News)
BARROW – Merton L. Barrow, for sixteen years a jeweler of Canton, died Tuesday in the Arnot-Ogden hospital, where he had been for a week for treatment for hardening of the liver. His parents reside in Elmira. He was unmarried.
DE FOREST – The interment of Mrs. David DeForest, who died Jan. 3d, and whose body was placed in the receiving vault will take place at Glenwood cemetery at 2:30 next Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
DE FOREST – (LOCAL NEWS – Friday, May 23, 1913)—A large number of mourning friends were in attendance at the interment of the remains of Mrs. David DeForrest in Glenwood cemetery Sunday afternoon. A special hearse was brought from Elmira to convey the metallic enclosed casket from the receiving vault to the family plot. The grave which was bricked up, was lined with evergreens and carnations. The committal service was read by the Rev. Edward P. Morse of the First Presbyterian church.
GODDARD – Mrs. Elizabeth Goddard, whose alarming illness was reported last week, expired Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her brother, A. J. SADLER. Deceased was 70 years old, the widow of George W. Goddard of West Burlington, and had resided in Troy about ten years. She was a woman of kindly Christian character and a member of the M. E. Church. One sister and three brothers survive: Emma D. and A. J. Sadler of Troy; G. H. Sadler of Hazelton and E. B. Sadler of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at her late home at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G.A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Hilton cemetery, Burlington. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
FERRY – Leon C. Ferry, a well-known Wellsboro attorney, died suddenly last Saturday from apoplexy, aged 46 years. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. FERRY of Troy.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1913
WILCOX – Frank Wilcox of Monroeton, died at the hospital at Sayre on Sunday afternoon, May 18, following an operation. Mr. Wilcox was formerly of Granville and is survived by an aged mother, Mrs. Aaron WALBORN, also his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Merton PEELER of Monroeton, and two sons, Fred and Alfred of Canton, one sister, Mrs. Norton STANTON of Troy and one brother, Fred, a practicing physician of Philadelphia, besides the following half brothers and sisters, Ben, of New Era, Mrs. Frank RINEBOLD of Canton, Mrs.Azor PUTMAN of Troy and Mrs. Sadie AMMERMAN and Allen of Granville. He had a large circle of friends who extend sympathy to the family in this hour of sudden bereavement. Funeral services will be held from the church at 2 o’clock on Wednesday and interment in Granville cemetery.
AIRD – Mrs. D.H. AIRD of Gillett, who had been ill for sometime died yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, aged 47 years. She is survived by her husband, Prof. D. H. Aird and two sons by a former marriage—Harold FURMAN of Gillett, and Avin P. FURMAN of Snedekers. The funeral will be held at the home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, burial at Gillett. (SEE OBITUARY FRI. MAY 30, 1913)
PALMER – Mrs. Emma Ruggles Palmer, wife of L. Smith Palmer, expired at her home south of this boro last Sunday evening following three years of gradually failing health, aged 58 years. The deceased was a native of Sullivan and her whole life was spent in this vicinity. She was for a long time active in the work of Troy Grange, being its secretary a number of years. With her husband survive two children, Clarence of Willard, N. Y., Mrs. Edith COREY at home, two grandsons and one sister, Mrs. Edward Congdon, of Wells, in the absence of a pastor of the Baptist church of which she was a member, the funeral at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon was conducted by the Rev. Edward P. Morse of the First Presbyterian church. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1913
MURRAY – LOVED CHILD TAKEN
Minnie Lynn Murray, youngest daughter of Jason D. MURRAY, died Friday morning, May 23, of diphtheria aged ten years, six months and twenty-four days. Minnie Lynn was a bright beautiful child and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends both old and young.
A private funeral was held at the family home Sunday, at 1 o’clock, Rev. Seymour Barrett officiated. Pallbearers were her father, two brothers and brother-in-law. She was laid to rest beside her mother in Grover Hill cemetery, Springfield. She is survived by her father and grandmother, three sisters, Grace M, Stacy, Julia and Jeanette, two brothers, George and Frank.
JUDSON – It is with sadness we note the death of Mrs. James Judson, Thursday, May 22, at her home near Fassett. Mrs. Judson had been an invalid for many years. She leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. (FROM THOMPSON HILL NEWS)
SHERMAN – David Thompson Sherman of Butler, Ill., died at his home there on Tuesday morning, May 12th, aged 88 years, 11 months and 12 days. The deceased was born in Whitingham, Vermont, May 29th, 1824, and came to Illinois in 1853. He was married in 1846 to Miss Amyra Goodell and four children were born to this union, two sons and two daughters, only one child of this union, Mrs. Mary Payne, of Peoria, Ill, survives the deceased. He was married again in 1868 at Chenoa, Ill., to Mrs. Mary Wheelock of Gilsun, New Hampshire. Two children were born to this union, namely W. B. SHERMAN of Fargo, N. D. and Mrs. Etta Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. Sherman was the last of a family of ten children of John Sherman, who at one time lived on the farm now owned by the heirs of Seth Sherman, in Springfield township, and who died in 1856 at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. H. G. Chace.
AIRD – Kathryn Pitt was born in Wells, Pa., June 22, 1865, and passed to the great beyond from Gillett, Pa., May 22, 1913, at the age of forty-eight years.
She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. PITT and her whole life was spent in this immediate vicinity. In 1883 she was married to Geo. B. FURMAN. Four children came to bless this union, two of whom died in infancy.
Jan. 24, 1894, Mr. Furman died, leaving her the entire care of two little boys. July 14, 1895, she was united in marriage to Prof. D. H. AIRD who survives her together with her aged mother, Mrs. W. S. PITT and Harold G. FURMAN, her youngest son, all living together in Gillett, and an older married son, Alvin FURMAN, who resides at Snedeker. She was a member of the Baptist church of Gillett, where she taught a Sunday School class for many years, organized a Sunshine Circle and did much other active Christian work. In her going out the home, the church and community have sustained a great loss.
JUDSON – Mrs. J. B. Judson died last week Wednesday at her home at Fassett, aged 45. Her husband survives and five children, Lawrence, Lester, Owen, Mae and Evelyn, a brother and a sister, Henry ANDREWS of Athens, and Mrs. Jennie LOUK, of Corning. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
VAN NESS – Mrs. John VanNess, formerly of Rutland, died at her home near Mansfield following a long illness. Mr. VanNess is alarmingly ill. Two daughters survive and one son. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
BALLARD – The remains of Orrin P. Ballard, son of the late Orrin Porter and Eliza A. Ballard, who died in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 28, aged sixty-nine years, were brought to Troy Thursday morning. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Edward P. Morse, of the Presbyterian Church. Interment being in the family plot. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
.RICE – Mrs. Clara Kendall Rice, expired very suddenly on Saturday. The deceased was a native of Troy. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cash KENDALL and after the removal of her parents to Wellsville, spent a year of her girlhood here with Dr. and Mrs. Kendall following the death of their son. Besides a daughter, Mrs. Guy GREEN of Wellsville, she leaves a large circle of friends wherever she was known.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1913
HAGERMAN – Robert Hagerman, 74 years old, dropped suddenly away while in a swing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Stuart in this boro at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. He had been in feeble health for some time and his sudden demise while a shock to the community was not unexpected. Mr. Hagerman was a native of Columbia. Excepting ten years, which he spent with Mr. and Mrs. Stuart in Wilkes-Barre, he had always lived in this locality. His wife died some years ago.
Two daughters and two sons survive: Mrs. Nellie J. Stuart, of Troy; Mrs. May Furman of Elmira; Arthur Hagerman of Athens, and Robert L. of Elmira. Following a prayer service at the Stuart home at 11:30 the funeral will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Columbia Cross Roads, where interment will be made.
MC ELROY – Mrs. Wallace McElroy died very suddenly of heart failure on Wednesday evening, May 28. She had been in her usual health and was out calling at a neighbor’s in the evening. Upon returning to the house she retired and about half an hour later her husband went to her room and spoke to her and as she did not reply he called their daughter, Mrs. Frank BASSETT, with whom they have lived for several years, and upon entering the room she discovered that her mother had expired. Mrs. McElroy was 78 years of age and is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. E. E. MANLEY of New Salem, Pa., Mrs. Furman BEARDSLEY of Rochester, and Mrs. Frank BASSETT of Granville, all of whom were present at her funeral. Funeral services were held from the house on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by Rev. George Morse. Interment was in Granville cemetery. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.
ROCKWELL – Willis E. ROCKWELL, a brother of Station Agent T. P. ROCKWELL, died Thursday morning at his home in New Orleans, aged 52 years. He had been ill a long time. He leaves a wife and one daughter by a former marriage, who since last December has made her home with her uncle and aunt in Troy. C. O. ROCKWELL of Roaring Branch, also is a brother of the deceased, who for many years was a passenger conductor on one of the fast trains between New Orleans and Cincinnati. Interment will be in the city of his adoption. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1913
BALLARD – Carl, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin BALLARD died at the home on Pisgah Tuesday morning of diabetes, after a short illness. He was a bright, lovable child and will be greatly missed by his parents and friends. Funeral Friday at one o’clock at their residence.
WILCOX – Mrs. Thankful Wilcox of Newark, N. J., formerly a resident of Bradford county, died at her late home on Monday, June 2, 1913, of paralysis. She leaves a circle of friends and acquaintances, who will mourn the loss of a kind friend and neighbor. The funeral was held at the home of Eugene Wilcox at Troy, June 7th, Rev. Randall officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Baker, of Newark, N. J., and three sons, William of Newark, Charles of Syracuse and Eugene of Troy. The funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives, many coming from Athens and Granville.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1913
MANLEY – News was received of the death on Wednesday of Mrs. Walter Manley of Elmira. Mrs. Manley was formerly Miss Toot Kettle of Windfall, and is survived by her husband, two sons, Paul and Scott and two daughters, Neva and Harriett, besides a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at Elmira on Saturday. (FROM GRANVILLE CENTER NEWS)
BALLARD – Carl Robinson BALLARD, son of Benjamin and Rubie Calkins Ballard, died at their home Tuesday, June 19, aged 4 years, 10 months and 7 days. He was an exceptionally bright and amiable child, seemingly in the best of health, until about four months ago, when he was found to be suffering from diabetes and in spite of all that the best medical aid, loving car and nursing could do, he fell asleep to awaken, in that beautiful home where there will be no sickness, pain nor death. The funeral was held at the home Friday, June 13, the Rev. Grover officiating.
Misses Helen Jones, Gertrude VanHorn, Alma Lamont and Lucinda Scott acted as pallbearers; and Joel Lamont and Frederick Packard as flower bearers. The floral offerings, which were numerous and beautiful, bespoke the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community for the bereaved family and love for the little one whose winsome manners endeared him to all.
He was laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery beneath a profusion of beautiful flowers.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1913
KELLEY – Mrs. Estelle Kelley, widow of the late Isaac Kelley died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. D. LLOYD in Canton, last Thursday. The funeral was held at that place Saturday with burial at East Canton. She leaves two daughters and four sons to mourn her loss.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1913
HERMANCE – John L. HERMANCE of Wellsville, N. Y., a veteran returning from Gettysburg was found dead under the Mill Creek bridge near Canton, Wednesday morning. It is supposed that Hermance found the heat within the train unbearable and when he went to the platform, was overcome and toppled over.
WELSH – Boyd Welsh, the seventeen-year-old son of Thomas Welsh of Plank Road street, Towanda, was instantly killed by a Lehigh train near Meshoppen, early Sunday morning. Young Welsh had been travelling with the Wyoming Bill’s Wild West show which was through here recently.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1913
WILCOX – The remains of Mrs. Lou BOVIER WILCOX of Jersey City, formerly of this place, were brought here for burial last Saturday afternoon. Her husband and an infant survive. Much sympathy is expressed for the husband in his great sorrow, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seeley BOVIER, who reside at Granville Center. (FROM WINDFALL NEWS)
WILCOS – Friends of Mrs. Harry WILCOX, (nee Lou BOVIER) were shocked to learn of her death on Wednesday, July 24, at Jersey City. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seeley BOVIER of this place, who survive her besides two brothers and her husband and an infant daughter, one week old. Her remains were brought to the home of her parents, where the funeral was held at 12 o’clock on Saturday. The service was conducted by Rev. H. W. CADWELL, of Canton, and interment at Windfall. The large attendance at the funeral and the profusion of flowers showed the esteem of a large circle of friends, who join with the family in mourning her untimely demise. (FROM GRANVILLE CENTER NEWS)
UPDYKE – Cora Smith Updyke, daughter of Cornelius and Martha SMITH, was born June 17, 1871, and departed this live June 10, 1913.
On March 26, 1892, she was united in marriage to Elmer UPDYKE, with whom she spent twenty-one years in wedded happiness. She was of a retired nature, and of a remarkably sweet disposition, and although suffering from poor health for a number of years, she bore up under her afflictions with great fortitude and resignation. She gathered to herself a very large number of friends in whose society she greatly rejoiced.
She had been for many years a member of the Silver Link Rebekah Lodge, and the order honored her by attending in a body her obsequies and by beautiful and suggestive ceremonies at the house and cemetery. Early I life she united with the M. E. church of Elk Run, with whom she ever walked in loving and devoted fellowship. Her life was of a high order that graced her home and made its experiences rich with gentleness and goodness. Every mindful of the happiness of her friends and loved ones, she requested that they should not mourn for her. She made the arrangements for her funeral service, selecting Luke 12:40 as the text to be used by her pastor, Rev. C. D. Smith, expressing the desire that the subject used might be a blessing to any unprepared for death.
She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Charlotte, her parents, and a sister. And so in the presence of a host of relatives and friends amid the fragrance of flowers and the deep regret of all, her body was carried to the cemetery in Gray’s Valley, some day to be re-united in glorified form to her translated spirit amid the joys of paradise.
BROWN – After a long and painful illness borne with great fortitude, Terressa Harkness Brown, wife of Willard A. Brown, died at the family home at Leona, in the town of Springfield, Pa., on the morning of June 11, 1913. She was born on the farm where her brother Edson HARKNESS now lives, November 21, 1850. On January 31, 1884, she was married to Willard A. BROWN and went to the home in Springfield, where she resided until her death.
She was a woman of great kindness and helpfulness in the church at Leona, of which she was a member, and especially interested in the work of the Ladies’ Aid Society. She was thoughtful, generous and charitable, no word of others was ever heard from her lips.
The funeral was attended on Saturday afternoon, June 14, at the home by a very large circle of friends. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. B. G. SANFORD, assisted by Rev. T. L. WATSON. Selections of music were rendered by Mrs. J. L. STONE and Mrs. M. H. GRIFFITH. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and one daughter Grace, besides one brother, Edson Harkness.
HOLFORD – Mrs. Elizabeth Holford died suddenly Tuesday morning at her home on Canton street, following a twelve hour illness of acute indigestion. She was busy about her household duties Monday morning and was taken ill shortly after dinner. Dr. P. N. Barker was called but all efforts were unavailing and she passed away at 1:30 o’clock. The funeral was held from the Baptist church at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, the Rev. E. T. Moss officiating. The deceased was a very lovable woman in every way. She was sixty-one years old and is survived by her husband, one son of Waverly, and three step-daughters.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1913
PALMER – The funeral services of Leland G. PALMER were held in the Presbyterian church, Sylvania, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. His pastor, Rev. G. H. Baldwin, of Troy officiated, assisted by Rev. A. G. Cameron. The church was beautifully decorated with a wealth of ferns. The floral offerings were many and beautiful Sylvan Lodge, I.O.O.F. was present in a body. Many Odd Fellows from the Troy and Austinville lodges were present. The service was very impressive and the music was beautiful. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS)
JEFFERS – Moses Jeffers of Ulster, aged 79 years, was struck at that place Monday by the Black Diamond Express, and died while being taken to the Packer hospital at Sayre. He was a former proprietor of the Ulster House and was well known throughout the county. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the G. A. R. He is survived by his widow and one son, John C. Jeffers, of Ulster.
PALMER -- Leal G. PALMER, the former creamery employe who on June 5th, shot himself in the head at the Updegraff hotel in Williamsport, died at the city hospital in that city at 4 o’clock Friday morning. In view of his injuries it is little short of miraculous that Mr. Palmer lived so long. He was a young man of good habits and bright prospects whose tragic death is widely mourned. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles PALMER OF Sylvania, besides whom and his young wife, he leaves two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Welch of Covington, Miss Vera Palmer, Louis and Claud Palmer of Sylvania. The remains were taken to the home of his parents in Sylvania where funeral services were very largely attended on Sunday, the Revs. Baldwin and Cameron officiating.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1913
SELLECK – Daniel Selleck, upwards of 90 years old, living alone in the Fairview neighborhood, West Burlington township, was burned to death Wednesday night. The fire started about midnight, presumably in Mr. Selleck’s bedroom, and when neighbors arrived the home was practically in ruins. Little remained of the body. He was the father of Lyman and Mark Selleck and lived alone from choice.
SEVERANCE – Robert Severance, 19 years old, a well known and respected young man of West LeRoy, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart, at his home on the Wilcox farm, Monday morning. Cause for the rash act is a mystery to his relatives and friends. He had returned from a visit to a young woman to whom, it is said, he was engaged, but it is not believed that any difference he may have had with her prompted him to take his life. He was an industrious, conscientious youth, devoted to his parents in their efforts to pay for their home, and his sad ending came as a shock to the community.
He was found by his father, who heard the shots by which he ended his life, and Drs. Dann of Canton, and Bevan of LeRoy, were summoned, but death had been instantaneous. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister.
McKEEL – Mrs. Sevelon MeKEEL, of West Franklin, who for two months has been ill with peritonitis, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hiram MeKEEL at East Troy, expired at noon on Wednesday, aged 45 years. Mrs. McKEEL was a daughter of James and Martha HOLFORD. She had been a member of the Baptist church since girlhood. Besides her husband, she leaves a son and two daughters, William MeKeel of Granville Center, Mrs. Leon WHITAKER of Troy and Mrs. Bert HORTON of East Troy. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Miram MeKEEL of East Troy, and Mrs. William NORRIS of Granville. Following a short service at East Troy at 10 o’clock the remains were taken to West Franklin, where the funeral will be held at 1 o’clock today, the Rev. Grover officiating. Interment will be in the West Franklin Cemetery.
PRESTON – Mrs.Guy PRESTON died Wednesday of this week at her home on the Fannie E. F. LONG farm near this boro, following the birth by Caesarian section of a son, who survives her. Mrs. Preston was about 18 years old. Her maiden name was WILCOX and her home in Canton to which place the remains are to be taken for the funeral today.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 1913
WATKINS – Former Commissioner’s Clerk, Frank WATKINS, 71 years old, was found dead in his bed Saturday morning at his home in Wellsboro.
STERLING – Roy Sterling, 19 years old, a sufferer from Bright’s Disease, and Eugene DeMong, a veteran of the civil war, late of Armenia, expired Monday night at their homes in Canton. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
DE MONG – Canton, Pa resident, Civil War soldier – see above. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
CAMPBELL – John Wesley CAMPBELL died last Friday at his home in Burlington, from gangrene, aged 75 years. His wife survives and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest SHEPARD. The funeral was held on Monday, the Rev. Hess, officiating. Interment was in Hilton cemetery. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
BRACE – Dighton D. BRACE, a prominent resident for many years of Springfield, and formerly for a long time vice-president of the First National Bank, of this boro, expired on Tuesday of this week at his home. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Brace was 87 years old last March, and leaves an enviable record of integrity. By his industry and sound judgment he accumulated a fine property. One daughter, Mrs. Edson HARKNESS, a brother, Steven BRACE, and several grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 on Friday, the Rev. Graves of Towanda officiating. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 1913
ASPINWALL – Miss Mary Frances ASDPINWALL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. ASPINWALL, and granddaughter of the late Robert REDINGTON, of Troy, died Friday, August 1. The funeral services were held from her late home, 135 Summit Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday August 3d. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery, Troy, August 4.
Miss Aspinwall’s death was the result of a fall sustained the previous Monday, when her leg was broken, and despite every effort of attending physicians septic poisoning developed. Miss Mary was in her twenty-second year, a most lovable girl, with a sweet, sunny disposition, and a large circle of friends.
She was a member of the First Unitarian church of Buffalo, and was active and efficient in both church and Sunday School work.
A former pastor, Rev. John Applebee, now of the May Memorial church of Syracuse, N.Y., conducted the services in Buffalo and Troy.
Those in attendance from Buffalo were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aspinwall, a brother, Robert, and sister Laura. Accompaning them were Mr. and Mrs. Walter ASPINWALL, of Buffalo, Mr. and Mrs. John APPLEBEE of Syracuse, Mrs. Charles WILSON, Grand Rapids, Mich., J.J. Ray of Norwich, N.Y., and Miss Jeanette Adams, of Elmira.
REYNOLDS – Dwight Reynolds died at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Milo BLACKMER after a brief but severe illness on Thursday, July 31, aged 20. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon and the service was conducted by Rev. A. G. CAMERON. There was a large attendance of relatives, friends and neighbors, and the burial was in the Sylvania cemetery. He leaves a widow who was Miss Elsa MONROE, his parents and one brother, of the immediate family to mourn his untimely end. He was quiet, unassuming, hard working, young man, hoped by dint of toil to gain an honorable place among men and win a competence for his young wife. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS)
BAHR – Burton Wendell, the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. BAHR died last Saturday evening, after an illness of several weeks’ duration aged seven months. He was a winsome and beautiful child and while his bodily presence is gone the light of his smiles will always remain with his parents. The funeral was held at the house on Monday afternoon. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS)
CARD – Mrs. G. M. CARD, one of the oldest and most respected members of the community, died on Tuesday. The funeral was held from the home on Friday. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS)
ROCKWELL – Our LeRoy correspondent writes: John ROCKWELL, Jr., a grandson of John Rockwell of this place, was killed last Thursday afternoon by being cut under the eye with a piece of glass by an inmate of the Willard asylum, where he was employed. Deceased who was 20 years old, was married about a month ago. The grief stricken wife with ??? relatives accompanied the remains to LeRoy where funeral services were largely attended Sunday afternoon, the Revs. Skellett and Young officiating. The aged grandparents were prevented by illness from attending the funeral. Interment was in LeRoy cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 1913
LOOMIS – William H. Loomis, a native of Rutland, Tioga county, died June 6th, in New York, leaving a fortune estimated at half a million. He was a bachelor. His will, which is to be offered for probate August 26th, contains a number of bequests to residents of this section as follows:
To William H. BEARDSLEY of Corning, and David BEARDSLEY of Troy, nephews, and to Mrs. Gene WOOD, of Armenia, and Mrs. Orrin WHEELER of Elmira, nieces, each 100 shares of preferred stock of the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fee Railroad, worth $10,000. As the interest rate on this stock is 5, the income from each block of 100 shares will be $500 a year. At the death of the beneficiaries the stock goes to their heirs.
Mr. Loomis is survived by two half brothers, one in Detroit, the other in Sussex, N. J. The latter only is remembered in the will. Other bequests follow:
George L. PALMER, Mansfield, $1000, large marine glass and three pieces Royal Worcester pottery. Frank and B. L. PALMER, Sullivan, each $1000. Alfred L. and S. S. PROVIN, and Frank FURMAN, Smethport, each $1000. George HARDING, Covington, $1000. Ira Grant DODGE, Waverly, 15 shares Connecticut Tobacco Corporation stock, also four volumes with cases and encyclopedia dictionary. Annie D. LEWIS, Eva A. THOMAS of Waverly, each 15 shares of Connecticut Tobacco Corporation stock. Coe MURDOCK, Waverly, friend and former secretary, life use of 100 shares of second preferred stock of the St. Louis Bridge Terminal & Railway Co. At his death principal reverts to residuary estate.
Fifty shares of the Santa Fee Railroad stock goes to the decedent’s lawyer.
The bulk of the estate goes to the Loomis Institute, of Windsor, Conn.
JOHNSON – Mrs. Harry JOHNSON of Elmira expired yesterday afternoon at the home in this boro of Mr. Johnson’s parents, Burgess and Mrs. A. R. Johnson, after a short illness, aged 24 years. Mrs. Johnson’s girlhood name was Thompson, and she was a resident at the time of her marriage of Bath, NY. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter 14 months old. The funeral will be held at the Johnson home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
JOHNSON – Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. JOHNSON of Smithfield, mourn the loss of their son, Louis C., who expired last Saturday at the interesting age of three years, following an illness of a few hours from convulsions.
LEWIS – Mrs. Frank Lewis, aged 45, died Thursday, August 14, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia KLINE. Funeral Saturday afternoon at the Kline home. Interment at Checkerville. She leaves a husband, three children, George, Walt and Pearl, her mother, Mrs. Julia KLINE, one brother, George Kline, a sister, Mrs. Edith WILSON and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.
UPDIKE – Rev. S. Barrett officiated at the funeral of Mr. Updike at Roseville on Monday.
ADAMS – Mrs. Oscar P. Adams died about 6 o’clock last evening in this boro. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 o’clock from the home.
FIENA – An infant son, about two weeks old, of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fiena, who reside on the J. W. POMEROY farm, died Tuesday night at their home. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 1913
GRACE – Mrs. E. O. Hall was called to Smithfield last week on account of the illness and death of her father, Darman GRACE.
PITTS – Mrs. H. F. PITTS, well known and beloved by hosts of people, died on Tuesday afternoon, after long and weary weeks of suffering. The funeral was on Friday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron. The burial was in Oak Hill, Troy.
GRACE – Following a shock on August 9th, Dorman L. GRACE, a Civil war veteran, 68 years old, died last Friday at his home in Smithfield. His widow, two sons and a daughter survive. Two brothers and a sister also are living.
ADAMS – The funeral of Mrs. Oscar ADAMS was held Saturday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Rudd of Elmira, officiating. Among the friends from out of town in attendance were Mrs. Geo SEINBURG, Mrs. George PATTERSON and Miss Jeanette ADAMS, of Elmira.
HEALEY – Mrs. Carrie Burns HEALEY, for many years a resident of Troy, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John REESE, in Dushore aged 81 years. It was Mrs. Healey’s request that interment be in Troy. Accordingly her remains were brought overland from Dushore on Monday and laid by the side of kindred in St. John’s cemetery. High mass was said by the Rev. M. T. Shields. Mrs. Healey came with her parents to Troy from Roscommon country, Ireland, about 60 years ago and remained until about 1885. She was a sister of the late Mrs. John McGLENN and is said to have been a direct descendant of Edward RUTLEDGE, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The survivors of her immediate family are two daughters, Mrs. Reeser and Mrs. Margaret BURNS, both of Dushore.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 1913
DUNBAR – Harold E. DUNBAR, formerly of Granville, died Sunday morning at St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira, following an operation for intestinal paralysis, aged 19 years. He was an employe of the American-LaFrance Fire Engine Company and had been ill but a short time. His parents are living and one brother, Howard Dunbar. The funeral was at the home of his aunt, Mrs. George KETTLE at Windfall on Tuesday.
BRYAN – Mrs. Ross Bryan of Mainesburg, died at the home in Springfield of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. BERRY, aged about 21 years. Mrs. Bryan had many friends who sympathize deeply with her parents and young husband, besides whom survive her one sister and two brothers. The funeral was held on Wednesday, just three months from her marriage. Burial was in Checkerville cemetery.
LITTLE – Edward Little, 43 years old, an erecting engineer employed by the Pennsylvania Engineering Company for the past two months in this boro in installing new machinery at the Troy creamery, died suddenly Tuesday evening about 10 o’clock while taking a bath at his home in the Charles P. Case apartments, in Elmira street.
Mr. Little had an illness on last Friday in the nature of a slight shock and called a physician. He apparently recovered and had since been about as usual. He worked Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and up to the time he entered the bath room appeared in his usual good spirits. Death was instantaneous. His family consists of his wife, two sons, the older 22, and employed in the Engine Works and three daughters. He was much liked by his associates.
The funeral arrangements will not be completed until his sister arrives from Cincinnati.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 1913
COYLE – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John COYLE, formerly of Snedekers, died early Sunday morning, at their home on East Main street.
CLARK – Theodore, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd CLARK, died Sunday morning at 6 o’clock at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodford CLARK of Armenia township. Besides his parents, one brother survives. The funeral was held from the home of his grandparents Wednesday and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
HARKNESS – Mrs. Lyman HARKNESS died Wednesday at her home in Springfield, aged about 69 years. Her husband survives and several step-children. The funeral will be held on Saturday at the home.
GEER – Linnie Wilcox GEER, wife of Joe H. Geer, formerly of the Troy Gazette, now of the Mansfield Advertiser, died Wednesday night, September 3, in the Blossburg hospital. Her death following an illness of several weeks was caused by internal cancer. Mrs.GEER was born in Bradford county, Pa., and many years of her life were passed in Mansfield, where she was esteemed highly. She was a faithful member of St. James’ Episcopal church and of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F. Besides her husband Mrs. Geer is survived by one brother, Rev. E. S. WILCOX of Paisley, Oregon, and two cousins, Mrs. William NUSS of Waverly, N.Y. and Mrs. Ralph BURDICK, of Smethport, Pa. The funeral was on Saturday.
BURT – Randolph BURT died Tuesday morning at his home in this boro following a protracted illness, aged about 53 years. Mr. Burt was a native of Springfield. He was a telegraph operator for a number of years and a druggist. Latterly he had been employed in the Troy Engine & Machine shop. He had many friends. He leaves a wife who is a daughter of Lyman PORTER of Springfield, a brother and a sister, Judd BURT and Miss Agnes BURT of Springfield. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the home. The Odd Fellows of Priam Lodge attending in a body. Interment was in Oak Hill.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 1913
CLARK – Friends of Mrs. Maria CLARK received news of her death on Saturday Sept. 13, at her home in Athens. Mrs. Clark spent her girlhood days in this vicinity. (FROM GRANVILLE CENTER NEWS)
GOLDSMITH – Almond GOLDSMITH, 83 years old, died at Fassett, on Tuesday. A brother, James, survives and one sister, Mrs. William BROWN, of Elmira. (FROM LOCAL NEWS)
YOUNG – William W. Young, well known and highly respected veteran of the civil war, died unexpectedly Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John SPALDING, of Troy township, aged 70 years. He is survived also by two sons, A. C. YOUNG of Elmira and Curtis W. YOUNG of St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Young was engaged in the mercantile business for years in Elmira in company with the late A. B. AUSTIN, of Austinville. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home and interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 1913
TUTTLE – Mrs. Mae E. Tuttle a respected resident of Burlington township expired last Saturday after an illness of about three weeks. Mrs. Tuttle was 35 years old and the wife of Clayton TUTTLE besides whom she leaves a little daughter. The funeral was held on Wednesday and interment was at Mountain Lake.
WORDEN – Mrs. Julia WORDEN died last Saturday night at her home in East Smithfield. She was ill only a few days. Besides three sons she leaves a daughter, Miss Eva Worden whose tender ministrations were a great comfort to the departed. The Rev. Loller, her pastor officiated at the funeral which was held at Bentley Creek on Tuesday.
LENT – Edgar Lent, 67 years old of Towanda, was found dead in a seat in the New York Central station in Buffalo Tuesday morning. The body was sitting upright. Lent was supposed to be asleep when a policeman attempted to arouse him. The medical inspector, who was called, said he had been dead five hours.
HANYEN – C. B. HANYEN, a former grocer of Elmira and well known to the older residents of Troy died suddenly at his home in Roseville Monday. The deceased was 76 years old and has been in the general store business in Roseville since 1880. His death followed a long illness. He is survived by his wife and four children: Frederick B. Hanyen, of Scranton, Pa., Louise M. Hanyen of Elmira, Colie B. Hanyen of Dalton, Pa. and Mrs. L. M. PALMER of Mansfield, Pa.
RORABAUGH – Albert Rorabaugh, age sixteen, of Blossburg was instantly killed in trying to catch a freight train in Corning Thursday, Sept. 18th. Rorabaugh and another lad, Roy DOWD had run away from home, gone to Niagara Falls and were returning when the accident occurred.
HOLFORD – George W. HOLFORD, a 90 year old Civil War veteran died at the home of his son, James on Case Street, Saturday morning at ten o’clock. Death was due to old age. Mr.Holford served in Co. E., Second Penn. Infantry and was the oldest Civil War veteran living in Troy. His death is mourned by many who remember the trying days of war time. He is survived by two sons, James of this place and Edward of Canton, also several grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday, morning at the home and at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Christian church at West Franklin. Rev. Edward J. Moss of the Baptist church officiated and interment was in the family plot in the West Franklin Cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 1913
ROLOSON – Mrs. Sarah ROLOSON an aged resident of Columbia Cross Roads, died at the home of her son on Saturday morning. She is survived by two sons, Philip of Columbia Cross Roads, and George of Corning. Also one daughter living in Waterloo. The funeral was held at the home of her son on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was in the Burlington cemetery.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, OCT. 10, 1913
STONE – Mrs. Susan Stone, widow of the late Chester Stone, died in the Sayre hospital last Wednesday where she had gone for treatment only two weeks before. Death was caused by gall stones and cancer of the liver. The remains were brought to her late home below town by Collins & Stull of Canton and the funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. Bryan of Alba officiating. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John WOOSTER, Mrs. Andrew ROBERT of this place and one daughter married and living in Elmira.
DAYTON – George A. Dayton, president and general manager of the Dayton Milling Company of Towanda died at the family home there at 11 o’clock Monday morning, after a long illness of liver trouble. Mr. Dayton was one of the pioneer business men of Towanda, and well known all over the county. He leaves a wife and four sons, Walter E., Paul K., George V. and Seth H. Dayton.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 1913
MC CRANEY – News was received Saturday of the sudden death of Mrs. Clinton McCraney at her home in New York City. The remains will be brought to Sayre Tuesday for funeral and burial.
STONE – The death of Dr. Leslie STONE a former LeRoy boy is reported to have occurred at his home in Minneapolis.
STURGIS – William Sturgis, a well known Wetona resident expired Wednesday morning at his home, following a short illness. Mr. Sturgis was about 74 years old and universally respected. His wife has been dead many years. The survivors of his family are a son Colton Sturgis of Chicago, and tow daughters, Mrs. Ernest HARKNESS and Mrs. Lloyd FANNING. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 Friday afternoon.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 1913
PHINNEY – The funeral of Dayton PHINNEY was held on Monday, Oct. 13, from the Methodist church here. His death which was very sudden occurred in the dentist’s chair at Canadaigua after he had had some teeth extracted. He was 37 years old and leaves a widow and four small children, a father, step-mother, four sisters and one brother, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Rev. Wenrick of Canton, spoke very fittingly of the departed. Interment was in the cemetery here beside his son who died just eight years ago the day his father was buried.
McELROY – Wallace McElroy, a life long resident in this vicinity, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest MANLEY at New Salem on Wednesday, Oct. 15, following an illness of only four days of pneumonia. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Ernest MANLEY, of New Salem; Mrs. Furman BEARDSLEE of Rochester and Mrs. Frank BASSETT of this place, with whom he has lived for several years. His remains were brought to his home here where funeral services were held at 2 o’clock on Saturday conducted by Rev. G. P. MORSE. He was laid at rest in Granville Center cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him about five months ago. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. Those in attendance at the funeral from out of town were: Rev. and Mrs. E. E. MANLEY and daughter Dorothy of New Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Furman BEARDSLEE and Dr. Rose BRIEDENSTEIN of Rochester; Rev. and Mrs. J. C. FIEGART of Estella; Mr. and Mrs. Harry BRUCE of Canton; and Amos BASSETT of Grover. (FROM GRANVILLE CENTER NEWS ITEMS)
ADAMS—The distressing news was received by Troy relatives and friends late Wednesday afternoon, of the sudden death at Coxsackie, N.Y., of Miss Emma J. ADAMS a native of Troy who was employed for a number of years as teacher in the public school. Since about 1896, Miss Adams had resided at Coxsackie, where she also taught until her retirement a few years since. Her death took place at her home with her widowed sister, Mrs. Platt COONLEY with whom she had planned to spend part of the coming winter at Orlando, Florida. No particulars are at hand of the cause of death. Miss Adams was one of those helpful lovable women whose going will be widely mourned. She was a communicant of the Episcopal church. She was one of the founders and an official of the Coxsackie public library. She leaves one brother and two sisters—W. W. ADAMS of East Orange, N. J.; Miss Jeanette ADAMS of Elmira; Mrs. Coonley of Coxsackie, and two half sisters Mrs. Thomas MITCHELL of Troy and Mrs. George F. BROWN of Rutland, Vt. It is understood that the funeral and interment are to be at Coxsackie.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 1913
MADDEN – Sam Madden died at his home on Saxton Hill on Friday, Oct. 24, following an illness of several years. He is survived by his wife who was formerly Miss Marion BUNYAN and who has the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Funeral services were held from the house at 2 o’clock on Sunday, conducted by Rev. Whiting of East Canton and interment was in Granville Center cemetery. Among the friends from a distance in attendance at the funeral were: Mrs. R. A. SAXTON of Rochester, Mrs. Dan BUNYAN, Daniel INNES, Edward INNES, Mrs. D. V. DANN, Lischer ROSS and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. WRIGHT of Canton, R. J. WRIGHT of Elmira Heights, Mr. and Mrs. G. B,. SHEPARD, Mr. and Mrs. F. PACKARD and Mr. and Mrs. Amnasa MAYNARD of Alba.
LARCOM – Mrs. E. F. LARCOM who has been in poor health for some time expired at her home at Bailey Corners on Monday. She is survived by her husband and one son, Charles. Funeral services were held at Bailey Corners church at 2 o’clock on Thursday and burial was at Granville Center.
FOSTER—Harry W. FOSTER, aged 20 years, who has been in Troy for some time past died at an early hour Friday morning. The body was taken immediately to the home of his parents in Hartford, Conn., where the funeral was held.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 1913
WILLOUR—James R. Willour Succumbs to Diabetes
For twelve years a sufferer from diabetes, James R. Willour one of Troy’s best known business men expired at his home in Redington avenue about 7 o’clock Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 1913. Death followed several weeks of confinement to his bed and much suffering.
Mr. Willour was born in Bath, N.Y., Nov. 26, 1848. He came to Troy in 1865 with his parents, James H. and Lydia PALMER WILLOUR. His father a contracting carpenter built the Perine store, now occupied by William Erk. James attended the old academy, became a clerk for Long & Hopkins and later for Redington, Maxwell & Leonard. In 1880 he joined Liston Bliss, E. S. Bailey and W. O. Price in forming the firm of Bliss Willour & Co. which since the retirement of Mr. Bailey has been known as Bliss, Willour & Price. In this firm he was a partner at the time of his death.
His geniality and sterling work were everywhere recognized in the village he was at different times burgess, councilman and school director. In the Methodist church a member of the official board, Sunday school teacher and superintendent and choir leader; in the Odd Fellows lodge he was a Past Grand, and had long served as secretary.
He was married in December following his 21st birthday to Miss Climena Scott who survives him with four children: Mrs. J. Frank GROMAN of San Antonio, Texas; Dr. L. S. WILLOUR of McAllister, Oklahoma; James A and Margaret WILLOUR at home. Two sisters of Mr. Willour also survive, Mrs. Isaac CLEAVER of Troy and Mrs. Frank ARNOLD of Rochester.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
STRAIT—After many weeks of suffering Miss Jane STRAIT died on Tuesday morning in the early hours at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. O. C. STRAIT in the 81st year of her age. The funeral was held on Thursday.
MASON—Mrs. Walter Mason died at the family home near Gillett Sunday, aged seventy-one years. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. S. M. SEAFUSE of Elmira; Mrs. L. B. HARPER of Waverly; and Mrs. H. O. KINGSLEY of Burlington, also three brothers, L. E. INMAN of Gillett; F. E. INMAN of Bentley Creek and A. B. INMAN of Milford, Iowa. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and burial was in the cemetery at Checkerville.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 1913
WILCOX—Mrs. Britton WILCOX expired at her home in LeRoy township after several weeks suffering with enlargement of the liver. She is survived by four married daughters, Mrs. Thomas HARDY, Mrs. Fred GEE, Mrs. Fred ERB and Mrs. Hyat MERRITT, also one son, Richard WILCOX. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with burial in Beech Flats cemetery.
HICKS—S. A. HICKS, a veteran of the Civil War, for many years a resident of Wetona, died last Friday evening at his home in Monroeton, aged 73. Mr. Hicks leaves a widow and three children, C. E. HICKS of West Burlington; Mrs. Mary E. SAUNDERS of Canton; and Frank N. HICKS of Sprague, Wisconsin. Interment was at Wetona.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 1913
SELLECK—Edward R. Selleck who has been in declining health for some time, died at his home on Baxter Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 12. He is survived by three sons, Clarence, Raymond and Luzerne all of Granville and one daughter, Mrs. Frank DARROW of Elmira. Funeral services were held from the church at Bailey’s Corners at 2 o’clock on Friday, conducted by the Rev. Skellet. Interment at Granville Center.
YOUNG—After a long and painful illness at her home in Wetona, Mrs. John W. Young died on Nov. 7, aged 73 years. Mrs. Young was Miss Jerusha Young. She was a consistent Chrtistian and faithful attendant of church and Sunday school, until prevented by illness. She was a charter member of the Mite Society, which was later called the L. A. S. She is survived by her husband, an adopted son, Robert S. and a sister, Mrs. L. W. GRAHAM of Waverly. The funeral was held Monday, Nov. 10 at the home, interment being in the Wetona cemetery.
MEANS—Word has been received here of the death on November 1st at Brookville, Pa., of Mrs. George MEANS. Mrs. Means was formerly a resident of Troy and will be known to the older residents by her maiden name, Miss Emma NEWTON. She had been in ill health since March 1st.
GRIST—Adolphus Grist died at 2 o’clock Monday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. ROCKWELL at West Burlington. Mr. GRIST was 79 years old and had never married. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, interment in Vroman Hill cemetery.
ROBINSON—Miss Mary Barber ROBINSON, a very prominent Wellsboro woman died at the Blossburg hospital Wednesday morning of last week. Miss Robinson was a graduate of Vassar, class of 1876, Regent of the Wellsboro chapter, D.A.R. and an extensive traveler.
FORD—The death of Harry FORD OCCURRED AT THE Cottage State hospital at Blossburg Saturday morning. Ford will be remembered as the young man who was accidentally shot near the tannery there on the evening of October 8 by Mrs. Lillian M. BURTON whom he playfully endeavored to frighten by placing a coat he was carrying over his head and jumping out at her when he went to meet her. She was exonerated from all blame for the accident.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER, TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENN., FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 1913
NICHOLS—On September 10th, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., occurred the death of Laura, widow of the late Geo. S. Nichols. The deceased was 83 years, six months, twenty-one days old.
Mrs. Nichols was at one time well known in Bradford County, it being her birthplace and also her residence until 1860, when she moved with her family to Chicago. She was a daughter of Amos and Electa KNAPP and a sister of John and B. F. KNAPP both of whom died here. She is the last of a family of twelve children. She leaves to mourn her loss, one daughter, Mrs. Tina HAGGART and two sons, John and Edward both of Chicago, Ill.
She was a faithful member of the Baptist church, always ready and willing to do the Father’s bidding.
SMITH—Mrs. Lyman SMITH, formerly of Troy, expired last Friday afternoon about one o’clock at her home in Mansfield. Death followed an illness which began about three months ago with a paralytic shock. Mrs. Smith was born on Christmas day, 1853, and all of her life was spent in Tioga and Bradford Counties. She was a member of the Methodist church and much respected. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Merritt W. Smith of Troy and Mrs. Mark PALMER of Mansfield. The funeral was held at her late home on Monday, interment being in Hope Cemetery.
GREENE—Mrs. Charles Greene died Monday morning at 7 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter ANDERSON at West Franklin, after a week’s illness, due to a general breaking down. She was born at Middletown, N.Y., Dec. 13, 1823, and practically her entire life was spent in Franklin township, this county. She was an estimable lady, and a life-long member of the M. E. church. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Mary LINDLEY of Monroeton, Mrs. Emma ANDERSON and C. D. GREENE of West Franklin. Three brothers, Ira SMITH of Elmira, Dennis Smith of Ellenton, and Thomas Smith of Canton; also two sisters, Miss Sarah Greene of West Franklin and Mrs. Rebecca HOUSE of West Burlington. The funeral was held at the house, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, and at the Christian church at Franklindale at 2 o’clock. Interment was in the West Franklin cemetery.