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Volume LIII – Number 1 – Thursday – January 6, 1916
(Stanton Hollow) – BAILEY,
Mrs. Willard H. Rockwell mourns the death at South Haven, Mich., of her mother, Mrs. Lovina Bailey, who passed away Dec. 27th, from apoplexy, aged 78 years.
JAMES H. OWEN
In the death of James H. Owen another of the veterans of the Civil War heard the roll call from the other side and answered it.
He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Peckham, on Friday evening, Dec. 24th, and the funeral services were held in the Columbia Cross Roads church on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 26th, Rev. A. C. Cameron officiating. The burial was in the family lot in Sylvan Hill Cemetery, Altus.
To the older people James Owen was well known for he was a farmer in Columbia Township for many years. Here his family of three daughters grew up. The present gereration did not know him so well for they only saw him now and then.
Since the death of his wife and then breaking up of his own home some years ago it was his custom to spend the winters in the National Soldiers’ Home, Virginia, coming north when the songs of the spring birds were heard and the spring blossoms began to unfold. He spent the summers with the families of his children whom he fondly loved.
He was a kindly, friendly, sunny man, a man with a smile for everybody, a man who loved his home, his family, his friends.
He loved his fellow men and was ever ready to help where help was needed.
His three daughters, Mrs. Beardsley and Mrs. Brown of Elmira and Mrs. C. E. Peckham of Columbia X roads, survive with a number of grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was just a little beyond seventy at the time of his death and was ill only a short time although he had been in failing health for a year or two past.
Mrs. Ida A. Houghton, widow of the Rev. O. A. Houghton, D. D., former M. E. pastor at Towanda, died suddenly New Year’s night at the home in Bayside, Long Island, of her stepson, Dr. Harris A. Houghton. She is survived by one brother, James Gilbert of Syracuse, the remains were brought to Towanda for interment.
The remains of Silas Boughton, formerly of this boro, were brought to the home of his brother, Thomas Boughton, in this boro, Tuesday night from Emporium where death took place Saturday night. With two other men, Mr. Boughton was overcome by escaping illumination gas. He was 48 years old and unmarried. The funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Thomas Boughton home, the Rev. Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Thomas Boughton, Troy; Mrs. John Frous of Roseville, Pa.; Mrs. J. B. Ryan of New York City; Mrs. P. W. Ferry, Canton, Pa.; Mrs. John Genge, Syracuse, N.Y.; A;ndie Boughton, Cleveland, N.Y.
Mr. Harvey Fredericks of LockHaven, who has friends in Troy, died yesterday, after a long illness. The deceased was a brother of James W. Fredericks and an uncle of the late Mrs. Percy Maxwell. His wife survives and one daughter, Mrs. Dean Furst.
Mrs. Grace Snyder, a long time resident of Troy, widow of Andrew Snyder, died Monday afternoon, aged 81 years. Three sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder all have passed away. The nearest relative is a niece by marriage of the former, Mrs. Andrew Snyder who came on from Buffalo for the funeral which was held at 10 o’clock yesterday morning from St. John’s church, the Rev. P. J. Dlurkan, officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery.
Volume LIII – Number 2 – Thursday – January 13, 1916
Genuine sympathy is felt throughout the community for the Rev. and Mrs. T. F. Burgan overthe sudden death in Pittsburg of their oldest son Russell R., from pneumonia. The young man was graduated with the class of 1912 from the Central Mennonite College, Bluffton, Ohio, and was working when stricken down near Pittsburg as a painter and decorator. The family were notified on Monday of his serious illness and Mr. Burgan left for his bedside, on the midnight train. Then next word came yesterday in the announcement of his death. The deceased was 21 years old and a young man of promise. The remains will be brought to Troy. The funeral arrangements have not been announced.
(West Burlington) Mr. W. H. Francisco passed away Friday evening. He had been in poor health for a long time. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at his late home. Interment is Hilton Cemetery.
(Windfall) The infant daughter of Emmor Pepper was buried here last Wednesday.
(Local) The Rev. Guy B. Galligher, from 1908 to 1912, pastor of Hedding church, Elmira, died last week in Syracuse, aged 55.
(Local) In the death of Mark A. McDowell on Thursday, Jan. 6th, Columbia township loses another of its substantial farmers and citizens.
For seventy eight years he lived on the farm where he died, on the hill top at Voltus, being two years old when his father bought the farm and moved his family there.
A lovely home and fine barns crowned the hill top while well tilled acres spread around for he was a wide awake, progressive farmer who reaped the rewards of toil and knowledge and thrift.
He was a man of wide sympathics, helpful and generous to neighbors and friends. He was a quiet, gentle, unassuming manly man, a man of sterling worth, a dependable man.
He loved his home with a great love and he was ever a home keeping man.
He strove to make his home a farm, one of the beauty places of the community and he succeeded.
For the last few years he was in failing health but he was able to attend to some of the farm chores until a few days before his death.
For quite a number of years he had reduced the farm work to a minimum and had retired from the strenuous work of the farm keeping up only the lighter w3ork and enjoying the comforts of his home to the full. He did enjoy his home, and his sunset days were full of cheer surrounded by every comfort and by every care that love could supply.
For many years he was a faithful member and officer of the Presbyterian church, Sylvania, and he and his family were regular attendants at the church services. He will be sorely missed by the community and the church.
He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Lauraette McKean who died many years ago leaving one son, Charles, now of Mansfield, Pa. His second wife was Miss Anna McKean of Watsontown, Pa, who survives him.
A younger brother, Myron, of Sylvania, is the only surviving member of the old family circle.
The funeral services were held in the home in Voltus on Monday, Jan. 10th, and were conducted by the pastor of the family, Rev. A. G. Cameron, and the burial was in the family lot in Glenwood, Troy.
Many friends and neighbors were present and the floral offerings were many and very beautiful.
(Local) Mrs. Emma Campbell died last Saturday morning at the home in Burlington of her daughter. Mrs. E. N. Shepard from Bright’s disease. Aged 70 years, Mrs. Campbell was the widow of John Campbell and she had been in declining health for some time. The funeral was held on Tuesday and interment was in the Hilton Cemetery.
(Local) Charles Goldman, a well known iron moulder of Troy, died last Thursday at the residence of Stephen Kenyon with whom he made his home. He had been ill only since Monday. Two daughters survive, one of whom is in Sweden. The funeral was held from the Friends & Gustin undertaking rooms, Friday afternoon. Interment was in Glenwood.
(Local) Mrs. Emma M. Manley, a native of Troy township, died Dec. 31st, at the home in Elmira of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Knapp, aged 71 years, 4 months and 11 days. A son also survives, Arden S. Manley of Alba, and two brothers, Sylvester A. Manley and Gordon T. Manley, the last named of Troy. She was the oldest of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Manley deceased, and the widow of R. D. Manley of Addison, N.Y., who died four years ago. Mrs. Manley had been an invalid for some time from paralysis. Funeral services were held at the Knapp home at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2d and the remains were brought to Alba for interment the following day. The Rev. H. C. Cadwell of Canton Church of Christ officiating at the grave.
Volume LIII – Number 3 – Thursday – January 20, 1916
Daniel C. Newell was found dead from an overdose of aconite in his room at the E. L. Lewis home at 6:30 yesterday morning. He lay on a couch apparently asleep, fully dressed except for his shoes. On a table some feet away he left a note saying he was going home, bidding his friends goodbye, directing that his children be notified and requesting that his funeral be conducted by the Rev. E. P. Morse. Mr. Newell was a veteran of the civil war and 75 years old. For a long time he had conducted a furniture repair and picture framing shop on West Main St. Since the death of his wife a year ago he had roomed with E. L. Lewis and family. He had been in low spirits for some weeks and had talked of entering a soldier’s home. He was shaved and had his hair and whiskers trimmed Tuesday afternoon at the Wood shop with such unusual care that the barber remarked upon it. He was asked if he was going away, but did not reply. On his way home from business he bought a drinking glass. The door, usually left ajar between his bedroom and the sitting room, was closed yesterday morning when Leon Lewis went to call him and found him dead.
On account of the illness of his father, Leon Lewis slept on a cot in the room next to Mr. Newell. He recalls having heard him stirring some thing in a cup or glass between 9 and 10 o’clock. Miss Mary Lewis in the room above heard him about the same time. No other sounds were heard from his room. Presumably this was when he took the aconite as when found he had been dead six or seven hours.
Dr. P. S. Carpenter was called and Justice of the Peace C. L. Dewey viewed the remains as acting coroner. None of the circumstances seemed to call for an inquest. After a conference with District Attorney Fanning it was decided to hold none.
The body will remain at the Lewis home until the funeral.
Mr. Newell leaves a son, Fred W. Newell in Washington, and a daughter Mrs. Grace Patterson, in Elmira. The former did not receive word of his father’s death in time to reach here last night. He probably came on the early train this morning.
Mr. Newell had kept on his table for weeks the names and addrresses of his children for use in the case anything happened to him. It was on this sheet of paper that the note was written which is above referred to.
Lawrence W. Eighmey, a former business man of Troy, died last Saturday morning at his home in Athens from hardening of the arteries. He had been failing rapidly for two months. Born April 17, 1839 at Dunham, Greene County, N.Y., Mr. Eighmey came with his parents to Athens in 1848. At 17 he came to Troy and worked in the Viele mill. He was associated in after years as a miller with the late Charles Gross and later in the hardware business with Stephen C. Grey. After running the store several years alone, he sold out in August, 1878 to George G. Beardsley. He was a trustee and member of the building committee of the Presbyterian church when the present church edifice was erected. He married in Troy Frances Shrader and lived in the house now occupied by Charles Teeter. From 1878 to eighteen years ago, when he came back to Athens, he was an oil producer in the Bradford field. In this work he amassed a good sized fortune. For his second wife he married a daughter of A. M. Spencer of Canoe Camp, who survives him.
He leaves one son, B. W. Eighmey, two grandchildren, Laura and Manley Eighmey, two brothers and one sister, G. W. Eighmey of Daggetts, Pa., Jerome W. of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs Lucy Shrader of Elmira.
For a long time Mr. Eighmey had been Vice-President of the Athens National bank and a director of the Blossburg National bank and of the Chemung Canal Trust Company of Elmira.
Funeral services were held at the home in Athens Monday afternoon. The remains were brought to Troy Tuesday morning for interment in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery.
Elizabeth Montgomery, wife of Samuel C. Rockwell, expired last Thursday afternoon at the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre following an operation on December 31st.
Mrs. Rockwell was born April 28, 1855. Her father was Richard Montgomery and her mother was Julianna Kelly, natives of Delaware county, N.Y. who came to an early date to Troy township and later moved to West Franklin.
Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell were married December 20, 1883, and three years later moved to Troy. Two only are loft of her six brothers and sisters. Mrs. Louise Stone and Mrs. Emma Smith, both of West Franklin.
She united in girlhood with the M.E. Church and her whole life bore testimony to the genuineness of her Christian character. Her husband survives and two children, Julia and Archie Rockwell.
Mrs. Rockwell was permitted to have her daughter with her continually from the first and her husband and son part of the time during her last illness.
The funeral was held at the family home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating assisted by the Rev. Lowell McPhearson. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.
(East Troy) The funeral of Amasa Dunbar of Alba, was held in the Baptist church here on Tuesday. Mr. Dunbar was formerly of this place and has many relatives in this vicinity.
(Burlington) Mr. M.A. Bailey, an aged and respected citizen of this place, passed to his reward recently after a lingering sickness.
(Burlington) Mrs. John Campbell passed away at her home in this place January 8th, following a long sickness. Mrs. Campbell was a consistent and faithful member of the M.E. Church and Sunday school and was a ready, willing worker as long as her health would permit. She was loved and respected by her friends and the community mourns her loss. Her funeral was held at the church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, her pastor, Rev. A.H. Hillmire officiated. Burial at Hilton Cemetery.
Resolutions of Respect –
Death has again entered Columbia Grange, No. 83, and removed from its midst one of the few remaining charter members, brother Robert Holister Burley. He has finished his work and has gone to receive his reward. He was faithful to the Grange, his family, his friends and his church, and was a loyal active member of our order during the earlier period of his life. Therefore be it resolved, that we extend to his family in their sad bereavement our heartfelt sympathy. Resolved, that our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days; that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, placed on the minutes, and sent to the Gazette-Register for publication. Finley Furman, A.M. Cornell, W.E. Sherman, Committee.
(Leroy) Resolutions of the Leona M.E.Sunday School -
As God in His all wise Providence has seen fit to take from our midst our classmate and fellow student, Susan Thompson. Be it Resolved, That we as a Sunday school mourn her loss and that our charter be draped in mourning. Bertha Daly, Emma Hooker, Reba Griffith, Committee.
(Local) The remains were brought to Troy last Friday of Mrs. Katharine Coney Wegman of Chicago, whose death was due to grip after a few days’ illness. Mrs. Wegman was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coney. Her husband, Frank Wegman, survives, one brother, John Coney and four sisters – Miss Anna Coney of Elmira, Mrs. Margaret ... Downs, Miss Ella Coney and Miss Frances Coney of Troy. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Church, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery.
(Local) Charles T. Hull, a native of Chenango county, N.Y. who had lived in this county since 1847, died last Friday at his home in Athens, aged 82. His wife survives, a brother in Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Phelps of East Smithfield. Mr. Hull served a term as County Treasurer. He was a veteran of the civil war and a past district commander of the G.A.R.
(Local) Another of the esteemed old residents of Western Bradford dropped away last Friday in the person of Mrs. Bingham Rockwell, late of West Burlington, while on a visit to her step-children in Norristown, Pa. Mrs. Rockwell was 79. Her home here was with her nephew, John Ruggles. The remains accompanied by relatives arrived Sunday evening and funeral services were held from the Ruggles home Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Brague, officiating. Interment was in the Vroman Hill Cemetery.
(Local) The funeral of Mrs. John Maney, formerly of Granville who died on Tuesday morning in New York City, will be held at St. John’s church this boro, at 9:30 Friday morning. Mrs. Maney is survived by a son and a daughter. Death was due to Bright’s disease.
(Local) Mrs. Vincent Baldwin, formerly of Bentley Creek, died last Sunday at the home in Gloversville, N.Y., of her son. The body will be brought to Wellsburg, where funeral services will be held today (Thursday). Mrs. Baldwin was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Kennedy of Springfield, a sister of Mrs. J.C. Robinson of Troy, and an aunt of Mrs. Thomas Colony in whose home she frequently visited. Interment will be at Bentley Creek.
Resolutions of Respect – At a regular meeting of the Burlington Lodge, No. 904, I.O.O.F. held Jan.8, 1916, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted. Whereas, The hand of Providence has again visited our lodge and removed from our midst our beloved brother, M.A. Bailey, and transferred him to the eternal lodge, we desire to leave on record a tribute of respect to our departed brother. Therefore be it Resolved, That in the death of our brother we recognize the hand dealings of the Great Master and humbly bow to the decree of Him whose all seeing eye is ever upon us, trusting and believing that He doeth all things well, Resolved, That in the death of our brother, we have lost a worthy member, we regret his being taken from us and will ever cherish his memory. Resolved, That in manifestation of our sorrow, we as members wear the usual badge thirty days and the charter be draped in mourning for the same time. Resolved, That these resolutions be enter on the minutes of the lodge, a copy sent to the bereaved family and the publication thereof be solicited in the county papers. Fred Whitehead, Dean A. Ross, J. Howard Hill, Committee.
Volume LIII – Number 4 – Thursday – January 27, 1916
(Sylvania) The Community was saddened by the unexpected death of Mrs. C. E. Gladding of Altus on Friday of last week. She was a most estimable woman with a host of friends. The funeral was held from the home on Monday afternoon. The Rev. Cornwell of the Park Church, Elmira officiating.
(West Burlington) Mr. Ambrose Bailey passed away Sunday morning. He has been in poor health a number of years. Funeral was held Tuesday at Wetona church.
(Local) The funeral of the late Daniel C. Newell was held on Friday afternoon from the home of Frank P. Sase in West Main Street, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
(Local) At the ripe age of 92 years, Mrs. William Elwell, wife of Former Judge Elwell of Columbia county, at one time of Towanda and well known in Troy, died last Monday at the home in Bloomsburg of her son, George E. Elwell. Another son, Charles, of Bloomsburg, also survives.
(Local) Ambrose Bailey died last Saturday night at the home of Clinton Hicks on the Gordon Ballard farm, aged 74. He had been ill a long time. His wife had been dead several years. Three children survive – Greeley Bailey of Monroeton, Mrs. George Dickinson of West Burlington, and Mrs. Dick McKean of Russell, Kansas. Wallace Bailey of Wetona is a nephew. The funeral and interment were at Wetona on Tuesday.
James W. Fredericks, father of the late Mrs. Percy Maxwell, died on Tuesday at his home in Lock Have. Mr. Fredericks was around 75 years old. He had been an invalid since 1908. One son only, Benjamin W., of Boston, is left. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Lyman H. Oliver of Troy, and he was well known here.
Volume LIII – Number 5 - Thursday – February 3, 1916
(Local) The sudden death is reported at Canton of Floyd Innes, son of Daniel Innes, and brother-in-law of Harry Walter of this boro.
A pioneer resident of Springfield passed away last Sunday in the death at the home of her son of Mrs. Angeline Leonard. Mrs. Leonard was born in Meredith, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1837. In 1839 her parents moved to Springfield where on Jan. 14, 1855 she was married to Sylvester Leonard, who passed from the earthly life April 16, 1905, at the noteworthy age of 92 years. Mrs. Leonard leaves one son, Wright Leonard, and two sisters. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday, the Rev. T. F. Burgan of Troy, officiating.
Interment was in the Harkness Cemetery.
(Sylvania) The body of Mrs. Helen Taber of Smethport was brought here for burial in the Sylvania cemetery. The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating.
(Granville Center) Mrs. Celestia Bailey, widow of the late Percival Bailey, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Marsh, in Williamsport, on Thursday, January 27th. Her remains were brought here for funeral services and burial Sunday and were accompanied by her son, Charles, J. E. Bailey and family and Mr. a;nd Mrs. Marsh. Mrs. Bailey was nearly eighty years of age, and since the large part of her life was spent in this community, she will be remembered here, particularly by the older people.
(East Troy) The community was saddened on Thursday night at 5:30 o’clock by the unexpected death of C. E. Parke, who was over town late in the afternoon calling on his pastor, Rev. R. E. Brague. After returning home he was seized with hear failure and passed away. Mr. Parke was a highly respected citizen with a host of friends. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. R. E. Brague officiating assisted by Rev. W. H. S. Loller of Beaver Dams and the I.O.O.F. Mr. Parke is survived by his wife, four daughters and one son: Mrs. F. R. Loomis, Mrs. S. R. Baxter, Mrs. H. S. Ballard and Martha and Walter Parke of East Troy, and Mrs. H. W. Field of Johnson City, N.Y. Two of his sisters also are living: Mrs. S. L. Johnson and Mrs. George VanHorn of East Troy.
(Big Pond) Perry Chamberlain, who has been sick a long time, died Jan. 27. Besides his widow he leaves the following children, Mrs. Grant Jelliff of Berrytown, Mrs. Frank Thompson of Florida, and Addison Chamberlain of Armenia. The funeral was held in the Bentley Creek church, Rev. Coots officiating. Burial in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.
(Wetona) The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Hagerman of Wellsburg, were held at the Wetona church, Monday, Jan. 31. Mr. and Mrs. Philander Hagerman were well known residents of this place some years ago. Mr. Hagerman passed away in a few weeks after moving from here. They are survived by two sons, Fred and Harry.
(Columbia X Roads) The remains of Aleck Rich and wife of Burlington, formerly of this place, were brought here for burial last Thursday. Both succumbed to pneumonia.
(Local) Mrs. George Squires died last Friday at her home in Sullivan, leaving four children – Arthur of Pittsburg, Bert of Mansfield, Porter of Prosser, Washington, and Mrs. Bert Palmer of Sullivan. She was about 80 years old and highly respected. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home. The Rev. A. G. Cameron officiating. Interment was in Grey Valley.
(Local) Mrs. Sarah Larrison Middaugh died last Friday at the home in this boro of her son, Edward Miller, aged 81 years, 2 months and 28 days. Mrs. Middaugh leaves also a daughter, Mrs. John Ward of Morris Run. The funeral was held at 10:30 Monday morning, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Local) Col C. C. Pratt, former Congressman from this district, died suddenly last Thursday morning at this home in Binghamton. He had been ill for a fortnight with grip, but his condition was not considered serious until a few hours before his death. His wife died five years ago. A son and three daughters survive – Mrs. Louis P. Smith of Ithaca; Grace I., Helen L. and Ray G. Pratt of Binghamton. The funeral and interment on Saturday were at New Milford.
Word was received in Troy last Friday morning that W. P. Maxwell had passed away during the preceding night in his room at the Sahler Sanitarium in Kingston, N.Y., where he had been a patient since last spring.
Mr. Maxwell was the son of the late Thomas Maxwell, once a prominent business man of this village. His mother was Eliza A. Ballard, daughter of O. P. Ballard, and a sister of Mrs. Julia Crawford of Amsterdan, N.Y. and of Miss Minnie Ballard of Troy.
Mr. Maxwell was born in this village June 20, 1864. He was educated in the schools of Troy, and in the Chester Military College at Chester, Pa. In school he was distinguished for his proficiency in mathematics and on his graduation at Chester in 1884 he was offered the position of instructor in mathematics in that institution.
This position he declined, and returning to Troy he engaged in the drug business, first in partnership with Andrew Stuart in the Redington store on Canton Street, and later with H. C. Carpenter in the B. B. Mitchell store on Main Street.
After retiring from the drug business he took an active part in the organization of the Troy Shoe Company, and for several years devoted his time and energies to the business of his company. Partly on account of ill health he withdrew from the shoe company, and after a period of rest accepted a position as chemist with the tanning firm of Kistler, Lesh & Co., at Lock Haven, Pa., and removed to that place in 1904.
The Clinton Dispatch of Lock Haven in its issue of last Saturday has this to say of Mr. Maxwell’s residence in that city:
“Mr. Maxwell twelve years ago entered the chemistry department of Kistler, Lesh & Co., and at the time of his death was superintendent of the five large tanneries owned by this firm, and had special supervision of the chemistry departments of the same. Mr. Maxwell was one of the best chemists in the state, and his services were highly valued by the company in whose employ he was for so long a period. During his residence in this city he took an active part in public affairs, and as a Democrat was elected to City Council from the Third Ward and served the city faithfully and well for one term. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Annie H. Ross library on behalf of the city, while a member of Council. He was a member of the Lock Haven Lodge of Elks and of Great Island, Presbyterian church.
Mr. Maxwell, while quiet and unassuming in manner, was at the same time affable and agreeable. He was a man of strict integrity and was held in very high esteem by all who knew him.”
Mr. Maxwell was married January 4, 1888, to Edith M. Fredericks, daughter of the late James W. Fredericks of Lock Haven. The death of Mrs. Maxwell, which occurred November 22, 1914, was a blow from shich he did not recover. A physical and nervous breakdown followed, adn a little more than a year ago he was granted a vacation by Kistler, Lesh & Co., until his health should be sufficiently restored to resume his position with them. After spending a time with his sister in Troy he went to a snaitarium at Hornell, N.Y., and later to the one at Kingston where he died.
Mr. Maxwell was brought up in the Presbyterian church of Troy and became a communicant member in 1885 retaining his membership here until 1909, when he transferred it to the Great Island Presbyterian church of Lock Haven.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Fannie Maxwell Long, on West Main Street, who is the only surviving member of his family. The services were conducted by his former pastor, Rev. E. P. Morse. The interment was in the family lot in Glenwood Cemetery. The bearers were E. E. VanDyne, R. E. VanSyckel, Dr. M. B. Ballard and F. L. Ballard of Troy. Horace Crawford of Rochester, N.Y. and Sedgewick Kistler of Lock Haven.
Among those in attendance from out of town were Mr. Maxwell’s brother-in-law, B. W. Fredericks of Boston, with his wife and daughter, Mrs. C. E. Walton of Lock Haven, Mrs. Ezra Canfield of Williamsport, S. H. Jewell and daughter of Canton, and Maxwell Minier of Elmira.
(Local) John Evans, formerly of Sylvania, died on Tuesday at the home in Sayre of his son, Frank Evans. A daughter also is living. The remains will be brought to Sylvnaia and interment will be in the Grey Valley Cemetery.
Volume LIII – Number 6 – Thursday – February 10, 1916
Ross E. Peake, 27 years old of Wellsboro, a brakeman on the Pennsylvania railroad, was killed a few yards from teh Troy station at 5:10 last Sunday afternoon. Switching was underway to cut out a car with a hot journal from the train of 47 cars. The two engines had gone forward with 17 cars. The brakes failed to hold the other 30 cars which had been left on the main track south of the freight station.
Slowly at first, but with gathering momentum, they came down the heavy grade. At a speed possibly of not more than five miles an hour they crashed into the other section, the brakes of which were set. A wooded gondola loaded with coal on which Peake stood was crushed by the impact. He was thrown into the ditch and so buried with coal and debris that he was suffocated. For some minutes after the crash his cries for help could be heard. One of Alfted Johnson’s heavy teams came on a run from lower Elmira Street to haul away the debris and willing hands worked feverishly to rescue the unfortunate man, but life had been extinct for some time when he was taken from the wreckage. The remains were taken to the station and later to Friends & Gustin’s undertaking rooms. Monday morning they were sent to Elmira where a brother met them.
Railroad men on the station platform called to Peake when the cars passed to jump, but he did not hear or heed the warning. His parents live in or near ;Wellsboro, and he was a relative of Clark Peake, on time of Troy. He had been on this division about two months, and boarded in Elmira and was unmarried. He had railroaded for two years. He was a fine specimen of the exemplary manhood which in these days makes up the crews of our railroads.
A wrecking train from Elmira was called and had the track cleared forty minutes after their arrival.
Alexander G. Rich died Jan 22d, and his wife, Roena Rich, Jan. 25th, at their home on Pleasant Hill, Smithfield township. They were buried in the same grave in the Columbia X Roads Cemetery, the Rev. Hillmire of Burlington conducting the funeral services. Mr. Rich was 76, last June 189th, and Mrs. Rich, 76 on Jan. 16th 1916. The latter was Roena R. Wheeler and they were married in September, 1863.
Of their two children, a son and a daughter, the latter only survives, Mrs. Minnie M. Dibble of Burlington with three grandchi8ldren of the aged couple. Two brothers of Mr. Rich are living – George W. Rich of Smithfield and Horace C. Rich of Springfield. Until they moved a year ago to Smithfield the lifelong home of Mr. and Mrs. Rich was in the latter township.
Mrs. Celia Pratt, wife of Daniel Pratt, died at 3 o’clock Monday morning following a brief illness of grip and complications. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Gay, and two sons, Perley and Horace Pratt. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the family home, with interment in the Vroman Hill Cemetery.
Sixty priests attended the funeral of the late James Brennan in the church of S. S. Peter and Paul at Towanda at 11 o’clock Monday morning. Dr. Andrew J. Brennan, Chancellor of the Scranton diocese, a son of the deceased, celebrated high mass. He was assisted as deacon and sub-deacon by a cousin and a brother-in-law of the departed.
The late Mrs. Sarah Middaugh of this boro, who maiden name was Larrison, was of Irish-English descent. She emigrated to America alone from Ireland when thirteen years of age. Through Dr. King, who happened to be in New York, she came to Troy in 1847 by the only means of conveyance available at that time. From the King home in West Main Street she went to the Ebenezer Pomeroy household and thence to the G. F. Redington home where she met and married Dennis Miller. They began housekeeping on the Milo Hager farm this side of Sylvania. Of two sons and two daughters born to them there survives Edward Miller of Troy and Mrs. John Ward of Morris Run.
After Mr. Miller’s death she married William Middaugh and her home was at Morris Run. For a long time following Mr. Middaugh’s demise she made her home in Troy winters and in Morris Run summers but about three years ago she came to reside permanently with her son in Troy. Mrs. Middaugh exemplified the sturdy virtues of the pioneer period. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral was largely attended from the Miller home the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in the Miller lot on the picturesque western slope of Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Local) The remains of Mrs. Emma Inghraham, who died in Burlington, were brought to the Friends & Gustin undertaking rooms where funeral services were held at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Mrs. Inghraham left two children, a son and Mrs. George Platt of Troy. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Gladding (widow of the late Charles E. Gladding) was held from her home near Columbia Cr4oss Roads, on Monday, January 24th.
Her death occurred after a short illness of neuralgia of the heart and pneumonia. She was the daughter of W. G. Alger, late of Towanda.
She leaves a daughter, Cecile E. Gladding and a sister, Effie A. Alger, who resided with her. Of the sixty-nine years of her life those since her marriage have been spent in this home.
She was a member of the Universalist church and an ardent worker in the Grange. Her life as a whole was an example of Faith, Hope and Love, which will leave a monument of beautiful thoughts with the wide circle of friends who kenw her, words seem empty in trying to express our love for her.
Rev. A. G. Cornwell of Park church, Elmira, officiated and Miss Brewer who knew her from childhood, made some beautiful remarks.
The out of town relatives and friends who paid her their last respects were William B. Layton and Roy Bullock of Scranton; Mrs. D. V. Taylor and George M. Layton of Montour Falls, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Verne Bullock of Ralston; Mrs. H. B. Peck, Miss Eve Derby and J. C. Bullock, Elmira, N.Y.; C. L. Crandall, Alba; Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bullock, Canton; Mrs. Darius Bullock and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bullock, Big Pond, Miss Emma Brewer, Chester and M. Louis Gore of Athens.
Mrs. Ruby Gray Hicks died at the home of her father, John Gray of this place, after a lingering illness at the age of 26. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, Roy Hicks, two little children, a father and mother, and one brother, all of Alba. The funeral was largely attended. Rev. Houston officiated, burial in Alba Cemetery.
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(Columbia X Roads) Mrs. Joel Watkins was removed from her son, William’s home to her old home at Austinville, last Wednesday, where she passed away on Friday. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the Austinville M.E. Church.
(West Burlington) Burroughs Montgomery, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Troy, Friday. The funeral was held from his late home Sunday.
(Local) Mr. John Evans, born at Ridgebury, Pa., 1831 (Oct. 9), died Feb. 1, 1916, at the home of his granddaughters, Mrs. F. L. Smith of Burlington. The remains were brought to Sylvania for burial by Mrs. Smith and interment in Grey Valley by the side of his wife and children.
Walter P. Austin, formerly of Mansfield, dropped dead Sunday morning while attending to the furnace at his home 414 Elm Street, Elmira. Mr. Austin was an accountant in the office of the Star-Gazette. He married Lula Barton of Mansfield, who survives with one child, a daughter of 4. Death was due to heart trouble of long stand. He was 49 years old. The funeral and interment were in Elmira.
Charles E. Parke, one of the most widely known and highly esteemed residents of western Bradford, passed from this life very suddenly on January 27, 1916; the cause of his death being heart trouble. The deceased was born in Troy township at East Troy, February 12, 1846.
Very early in life C. E. Parke took an active interest in the affairs of the community where he lived. Following the occupation of his father, who was a carpenter and builder, he became a contractor and builder of very general acquaintance, having constructed more buildings throughout this section of the country than almost any other contractor. Among the buildings which he most recently constructed are the new Baptist church at East Smithfield; the new barn at the county farm, Burlington, and Morley’s theater at Athens. There are countless school houses, private homes and other buildings which bear the mark of his handiwork through this county.
When quite young he became a Christian and united with the Methodist church of which he was an active member to the very time of his departure. His father, John T. Parke, who is still living at the advanced age of ninety-five years, was one of the original members and a trustee of the incorporation of the above named church being the only surviving trustee who aided in the organizing and building of that church. Many years ago the son took upon himself the official duties of the church which his father had borne, and the records of the Methodist church of East Troy have always been very credibly kept by J. T. and then C. E. Parke. He counted no service too great for the church which he and his family loved so well. At the time of his death he had been a teacher in the Sunday school for more than fifty years.
In the year 1872 he was united in marriage to Franc A. VanHorn, and there came to their home seven children, Mrs. A. R. Loomis, Mrs. S. R. Baxter, Mrs. H. W. Field, Walter Parke, Mrs. H. S. Ballard and Martha Parke, one son died in infancy. Besides the aged father there also remains two brothers and tow sisters, Albert Parke of Elmira, Arthur Parke of West Burlington, Mrs. S. L. Johnson and Mrs. George VanHorn of East Troy.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church Sunday, January 30th and was very largely attended by those who would pay tribute to a brother and comrade who had passed into life; the members of Hector Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member attending in a body. Services were conducted by the pastor,R. E. Brague assisted by Rev. W.J.S. Loller, a former pastor.
(Local) William Wheeler, a former resident of Troy, expired last Thursday at his home in Williamsport, from cancer, aged 60 years. He had been failin for some time. His wife survives and ten children, six at home, and Mrs. Bert Comfort and Mr. J. B. Armstrong of Troy; Mrs. Walter Lascell of Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. L. B. Riley of Renovo, Pa. The body was brought to Troy and funeral services were held from the Armstrong home at 2 Saturday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.
(Local) Eden B. Montgomery, formerly of Burlington, died at his home in this boro last Friday noon, aged 80 years. He had been feeble for a long time and steadily failing. His wife survives, two sons and one daughter, the latter being Mrs. Charles Williams of Elmira. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 23 o’clock from the home, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume LIII – Number 8 – Thursday – February 24, 1916
(East Troy) Grant Jones, a well known, life-long resident of East
Troy, whose health had been steadily failing for four years, was released
from earthly bondage and suffering at his home at 11:30 Monday morning.
Mr. Jones was born April 17, 1862, and was therefore approaching his 54th
birthday. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Jones and a brother
of John R. Jones and Mrs. John Rathbun of East Troy, and Mrs. V. K. Jones
of Morris Run.
His Wife died several years ago. He leaves eleven children – Judson of Grover; Mrs. Elisha Foster, Allan and Lena of East Troy; Harold of Troy; and Frances, Willard, Louisa, Grant, Marion and Robert of East Troy.
The funeral was held at the M.E. Church in East Troy at 2 Wednesday afternoon and interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery this boro.
(Local) Judson H. Gates, one of Springfield’s olderst residents, expired last Wednesday at his home aged 90 years. His wife survives and two sons, Frank of Springfield, and Fred Gates of Elmira. The funeral was held on Friday at the home and interment wa in the Harknessburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Frank A. Wood died Feb. 19, at the home of her son, E. C. Carnwright, aged 80 years and 17 days. She was born at Windfall, the youngest of seven children of John and Phoebe Merritt Ayers. She was converted under the ministry of Eder mitchell while a resident of Troy and joined the Baptist church. She was married April 23, 1863, to Daniel Carnwright who was killed by lightning Aug. 6, 1907. Of four sons born to them George and William died in young manhood, and John and E. C. Carnwright survive.
Sinec the death of her second husband, Frank A. Wood, three years ago he had made her home with the latter where she passed out of life as noted abo0ve. Besides her sons she leaves nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Eden Burroughs Montgomery was born in Roxbury, Delaware County, N.Y., in 1836. He married Emily Melissa Thompson of Pharsalia, Chenango County, N.Y. To this union were born four children – Mrs. C. W. Williams, Henry Montgomery and Mrs. Howard Pierce all of Elmira and Eden Montgomery, jr., Syracuse, N.Y. In 1867 he bought the Simpkins farm at West Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery were charter members of the Grange. For a long time he held the office of lecturer. He had one of the finest herds of Jersey cows in the western part of the county.
At one time he attended the county fair at Towanda with five cows and butter and took the sweepstakes premuim of $20 on package of butter and $42 on cows besides the regular premiums. He moved To Troy about twenty four years ago. He had been totally blind two years this month.
Last New Year’s was their 60th wedding anniversary.
He often made the remarks that he was ready, only waiting for the final summons. He lived an honest Christian life.
(Local) Gilbert D. Smith, for many years until failing health compelled him to give up work, sexton of Glenwood Cemetery, died on Monday in Burlington. The remains were brought to Troy and funeral services were held at the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon, the Rev. Baldwin officiating. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war and member of Gustin Post, G.A.R. He was about 80 years old and leaves one son.
Volume LIII – Number 9 – Thursday – March 2, 1916
(Granville Center) Word was received Tuesday afternoon of the death that afternoon of Mrs. Merelda Gray, wife of Charles Gray of Canton. Mrs. Gray was born and lived the larger part of her life in our community and has many friends here who will be saddened to learn of her demise.
(Fairview) The funeral of Mrs. Emma Smith was held Monday at the home of her son, Charles Montgomery at W. Franklin. Mrs. Smith had been an invalid for a long time.
(Local) Mrs. Louis M. Wood died at her home in High Street, Thursday at 1:30 o’clock after a long and painful illness. She was 24 years of age and beside her husband she leaves two sons – Arthur, aged 3 and Charles, aged 1 year. The funeral was held at the family home at 2 o’clock Sunday. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.
(Local) James M. Beach, for many years a well known resident of Troy, exdpired soon after 12 o’clock Monday morning at his home in Elmira Street. His wife survives, two sons, Luther of Fairview and Howard Beach of Elmira, and one daughter, Mrs. Allan Gould of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 this afternoon, the Rev. Burgan officiating.
On February 21, 1916, another of our most estimable citizens was claimed by death. Grant M. Jones, who was born April 17, 1862, the son of Moreau and Lydia Jones, passed from the earthly life at his late home. Mr. Jones was born her in East Troy at the old Jones homestead, and lived practically his entire life in this community. When a young man he was married to Una Joralemon, and shortly after that settled in the business of selling meat, having a market at East Troy and delivering by wagon in the village of Troy where he became well known and greatly respected.
A little more than eleven years ago his wife and helpmeet died leaving him with a family of twelve children. And it may be said with the greatest truth, that he gave the full measure of devotion to the home and family thus left to his charge. And never with greater success did a father undertake the responsibility of meeting all the needs of a home. His greatest thought was the welfare of his boys and girls and to maintain a home for them where any and all might be welcome. Even during the past three or four years while his own health was gradually failing his greatest concern was not for himself but for others.
In August, 1915, one daughter, Sarah was claimed by death being a victim of the white plague; the sons and daughters remaining are; Judson of Grover; Harold of Troy; Mrs. Elisha Forster of East Troy; and the following at home (which is to be maintained) Lena, Allan, Frances, Willard, Louisa, Grant, Marion and Robert whose home is with Mrs. Calkins. A brother and sister in this place John R. Jones and Mrs. John Rathbun, and a sister, Mrs. V. K. Jones of Morris, Pa.
There are many others as well as the above members of his family who will feel keenly the loss of a friend.
(Columbia X Roads) After a short illness Mrs. Eden Brown passed away on Wednesday last. The funeral was held on Staurday at the church, burial at Fries Cemetery.
(Local) Messrs. Milton and Edward Brown of this boro, mourn the death of their mother, Mrs. Eden Brown who passed out of life last Wednesday afternoon at her home at Columbia X Roads, at the ripe age of 75 years. Mrs. Brown had been in declining health for some time. She was a member of the Baptist chruch at East Troy. Her husband survives and two other sons, Julius of Sylvania and Arthur of Sayre. The funeral was held on Saturday in the church at Columbia X Roads and interment was in the Friese Cemetery. With the four sons are left ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
(Columbia X Roads) Mrs. Sawyer, house keeper for Mr. Comfort died on Saturday. The funeral was held on Tuesday and burial was in Besley Cemetery.
(Local) The remains of Mrs. Augustus Pomeroy, formerly of Troy, who died Monday night from pneumonia in a home for the aged in Williamsport, were brought to this boro Wednesday morning for interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Pomeroy’s maiden name was Annie Lemon. She was 76 years old. The first few years of her widowhood were spent in the home of her son, the late Charles Pomeroy of Sayre. Her only surviving son, Paul Pomeroy of Athens was too ill to attend the obsequies which were conducted by the Rev. Edward P. Morse of the Presbyterian church. Miss Hemperly, the matron of the home, accompanied the body to Troy.
Volume LIII – Number 11 – Thursday – March 16, 1916
(Leroy) Adelbert Holcombe passed away at this home below town early Tuesday morning, March 7th, after a few days illness with pneumonia, aged 63 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by three children, Harry, Eugene and Winifred Bullock. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Frank Bailey and Mrs. Susan West. The funeral was largely attended from the home Friday afternoon with burial in LeRoy Cemetery.
(Local)Mrs. Richard Isaacs, for many years a respected resident of Ward township, died last Thursday, at the home of her son, Richard Isaacs on Armenia mountain. Two other sons survive, Samuel and Henry Isaacs.
(Local) Edward Patrick Howley, a long time resident of Troy, succumbed to heart trouble at his home in this boro at 6 o’clock last Saturday night, aged 70 years. Mr. Howley was born in Dublin, Ireland. He came to Troy in 1867. His first work here was on the foundation for the Troy House. Forty-four years ago he was married to Elizabeth Hickey who survives him with four daughters and one son: Mrs. Mary Greer of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Mrs. Anna Barr of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Bessie McLane of Wilmerdeen, near Pittsburg, Mrs. Margaret Searles of Elmira, and John F. Howley of Troy. The funeral services were held at St. John’s, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery.
James M. Beach, for many years a well known resident of Troy, expired a little before midnight, Feb. 28, at his home on Elmira Street. Mr. Beach although not strong was in usual health until a week before his death when troubles of long standing developed and in spite of loving care the hand of death could not be stayed.
Mr. Beach was born June 29, 1844. He was the son of Ebenezer and Sarah Kelley Beach. His grandfather was one of the first settlers of the county. When the war broke out he left his trade as a mechanic at Burlington and though but eighteen years old, enlisted in Co. E., 141st Pa, Volunteers at Athens, Pa., August 16, 1862. he participated in the battle of Chancellorsville. After the battle Gen. Berney in recognition of act of personal bravery, resolved to confer badges of honor on at least three from each regiment to be known as the “Kearney Cross” a bronze maltese cross suspended by a red ribbon bearing the word Chancellorsville. Mr. Beach’s name appears in regimental history as one to whom the badge was presented by Major Gen. Sickles. He was promoted to Serg. And Ord. Serg., was honorably discharged at Bailey’s Cross Roads, May 28, 1865.
Mr. Beach was married Sept. .., 1868 to Miss Ella Fanning, daughter of Luther and Orrell Phelps Fanning. Beside the widow, three children survive him – Howard of Elmira; Grace (Mrs. Allen Gould) of Elmira and Luther of Fairview, Pa., and ... grandchildren. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father. No sacrifice was too great for those he loved. To him the home was the dearest place on earth. He was a member of Gustin Post, 154. The funeral was held Thursday at two, The Rev. Mr. McPhearson of the Disciple church officiating. The services at the grave were conducted by his comrades of the Grand Army, of whom only a few remain.
Volume LIII – Number 12 – Thursday – March 23, 1916
(Leroy) Mrs. Benjamin C. Fairbanks expired at the Sayre hospital last Wednesday evening after a serious operation ten days before. She was 58 years of age. Besides her husband she leaves two step-children, Mrs. Walter Anderson of West Franklin, Ned of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Merton Hoagland of West Leroy, Mrs. John Kerr of Ralston, two brothers, Martin of Hawks Park, Florida, and Floyd, living below Leroy. The funeral weas very largely attended from the home Sunday afternoon. Rev. Bryan of Granville officiated.
(Local) William Knox Horton, a brother of Mrs. Joseph C. Doane of Mansfield, sho is known here, died last week at his home at Lawrenceville. Dr. Joseph C. Doane came from Philadelphia to attend the funeral with other members of the family.
(Local) George Porter, a native of the Porter road section, died March 10th at his home near Jamestown, North Dakota, aged 84 years. He was a brother of Lyman Porter of Springfield, and William B. Porter of Elmira, who are the only ones left of a family of eleven. George Porter leaves four sons and one daughter. His wife died some years ago. He was a farmer.
(Local) Frank Granger, a civil war veteran, died suddenly on his farm near North Towanda, aged 71.
Volume LIII – Number 13 – Thursday – March 30, 1916
Postal Clerk J. S. Rippey Drops Dead on Train
John S. Rippey of Canandaigua, a railway mail clerk running through Troy, dropped dead in his car while sorting mail on train 12 between Alba and Canton at 11:15 Tuesday morning. He appeared in his usual health when the train left Elmira and received the mail pouches here as usual. Mr. Rippey was 70 years old and had run on this division of the Pennsylvania system for many years.
The remains were taken off the train at Canton and sent to Canandaigua on the afternoon train.
Former Troy Business Man Passes Away
A. Scott Newman, from the early 60’s to 1881, a stirring business man of this boro, died Monday morning at his home in Canton. Mr. Newman was born at Eaton, Pa., Feb. 16, 1842. His parents moved to Canton when he was 4. He came to Troy in young manhood and became a member of the firm of B. B. Mitchell & co., which later included John a Parsons. After the fire which destroyed their store Messrs. Newman and Parsons carried on a drug business in the building now occupied by the Family Theater. In 1873, Mr. Newman, Mr. Parsons and others organized the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, which became the Troy Engine and Machine Company of today. Mr. Newman was the superintendent until he moved to East Smithfield in 1881. He represented Bradford county in the State legislature two terms while a resident of Smithfield. He came to Canton to live from Elmira about four years ago.
He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. James H. Phillips and a granddaughter, Mrs. Norman R. Thurston, both of Canton; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Seymour of Redlands, Cal., Mrs. Fannie Kress of Arkadelphil, Ark., Mrs. Ansel Williams of Canton and a brother, Walter F. Newman of Athens, Pa.
The funeral was held yesterday at the home of Mrs. Williams in Canton, the Rev. Wenrick officiating.
(Local) Mrs. Cora Rogers (nee McClelland) formerly of Austinville, died last week in Elmira. A year ago she submitted to a surgical operation from which she never fully recovered. Her husband survives and several children. The remains were brought to Austinville where funeral services were held on Wednesday.
(Local) Mr. A. W. Baldwin, formerly of East Troy, died Monday morning at Boyesford, Pa., from the effects of epilepsy, aged about 60 years. His wife survives. The body was brought to Troy on Tuesday and funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Burial was at East Troy.
(Local) Seven years an invalid, Mrs. D. P. Haight died last Sunday morning at her home at Mountain Lake from pneumonia, aged 77 years and 7 days. Her husband is living and three children: Elmer at home; Arthur of Sayre and Mrs. Ferris Dibble of Mountain Lake. Two brothers Henry and George Allen and a sister also are left.
TROY GAZETTE-REGISTER – 1916
Volume LIII – Number 14 – Thursday – April 6, 1916
Prof. G. C. Robertson, one time Vice Principal of Mansfield Normal school, died last week at Fredonia, N.Y., where he had been teaching in the Normal school. He had been in poor health for some time. Prof. Robertson married a daughter of Former Judge David Cameron of Tioga county who survives.
Mrs. John Coyl died last Friday night at her home in High Street, near Center, following a long decline. She was about 32 years old and is survived by her husband and several children who, however, are in other homes. The funeral was held at F4riends & Gustin undertaking rooms at 2 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Glenwood.
Volume LIII – Number 15 – Thursday – April 13, 1916
Prof. Herbert S. Putnam, Superintendent of Bradford county schools, was found dead in bed by his wife at their home in Towanda at 6 o’clock Monday morning. He was reclining on his pillow and a half smoked cigar in one hand and a box of matches in the other. Death came instantly, perhaps an hour before the discovery of his demise.
Prof. Putnam had been in failing health for a long time, but only since February had he been confined to the house.
Prof. Putnam was born Sept. 8, 1862 in Granville township the son of Alfred and Matilda Saxton Putnam. He began teaching at 16, and had been in school work ever since. He had been County Superintendent since 1896. With his wife are left four children – Herbert S., John S., Anna E., and Grace M. Putnam. He is survived also by a sister, Miss Grace Putnam of Brooklyn and a brother Orville J. Putnam of Towanda.
The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday. Among the large number of mourning friends in attendance were school directors from all over the county and prominent educators from far and near.
(Local) Henry Haynes died at his home in Troy township Monday night. The deceased was 71 years of age and is survived by his wife, one son, Burr Haynes, also a married daughter living near Roseville. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from Lawrence Corners chruch.
(Local) Mrs. Ida Peters Dunbar, wife of Victor Dunbar, who died early Sunday morning at her home near East Troy, aged 50 years, was the mother of Ray Perters of this boro, and a sister of George, Fred and William Peters of Troy. A sister also survives, Mrs. Charles Coe of Waverly. Mr. Dunbar survives. The deceased has been ill several months. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in East Troy and interment was in the East Troy Cemetery.
(Local) Mrs. Mary VanHorn Greenough of this boro died Tuesday night at the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre following a surgical operation two weeks ago. Mrs. Greenough was apparently making a good recovery until Sunday night when alarming conditions developed. She was a member of the M.E. Church and highly esteemed. Her husband, M. E. Greenough survives, and three sons, Henry of the U. S. naval hospital corps; Harry in the postal service at Cleveland, Ohio, and Willis B., of Elmira. She was about 55 years old. The body arrived in Troy last evening and funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church at 2 Friday afternoon.
Volume LIII – Number 16 – Thursday – April 20, 1916
A Canton dispatch says: “The lifeless body of Barney Hurley was found yesterday afternoon in the fields near his home by James Wynne, his nearest neighbor.
The body was in a sitting posture with his hat underneath his arm, his general health had always been of the best. He had been a resident of Union township, his entire lifetime of forty-six years and was a well known farmer.”
(East Troy) Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanHorn of Towanda brought the remains of Norman Bailey to Troy for burial on Sunday. Mr. Bailey was Mrs. VanHorn’s father. He was a resident of East Troy for a number of years and a brother of the late Amanda Stiles.
(Local) Mrs. Mary Becker, a long time resident of Armenia, died Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Morris Becker, aged 83 years. Six daughters also are living – Mrs. Flora Benson, Mrs. Charlotte Rockwell, Mrs. Ella Benjamin, Mrs. DeWitt Lampman, Mrs. Charles Purvis and Mrs. Jennie Clark. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock.
(Local) Norman Taylor Bailey, a native of Granville township died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred L. VanHorn, North Main Street, Towanda, Friday, in his eighty-second year.
Besides Mrs. VanHorn, he is survived by three other daughters: Mrs. Catherine DeGrass and Miss Helen Bailey of Panama, and Mrs. Emma Barrett of Campbell, N.Y. The funeral was held at the VanHorn home on North Main Street Sunday afternoon and the body was brought to Troy on the early train Monday for interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Local) Byron Campbell, so very ill when our forms closed last week, died on Thursday afternoon at his home in High Street, aged 63. Mr. Campbell was stricken with pneumonia at the close of his day’s work in the Engine & Machine shop on the preceding Saturday. Formerly for a number of years he was janitor of the school building. He was a member of the M.E. Church. His wife survives and two daughters – Mrs. I. N. Nichols and Miss Arlene Campbell. The funeral services on Sunday at the home were conducted by the Rev. G. A. Baldwin. Interment was in the Besley Cemetery.
Volume LIII – Number 17 – Thursday – April 27, 1916
Loved and respected by all who knew her, Mrs. Henry S. Sweet passed out of life at her home, “The Terrace”, in this boro at 10 o’clock last Saturday morning at the ripe age of 72 years 6 months and 14 days. Death followed a decline covering several years. She was confined to her bed at the last but three weeks.
Esther Mary Orvis was the third daughter of Eliazer and Celestia Rich Orvis of Sullivan, Tioga County, Pa. In young womanhood she taught school in her native township and in the Soldiers’ Orphans’ School at Harford, Pa., where she was also instructor in music. In 1869 she was married to Henry s. Sweet, the head of this school. From Harford in course of time Mrs. Sweet went with her husband to live in Orviwsburg, Miss., where he had large business interests. They resided for a time in Detroit before they came about 15 years ago to make their home in Troy. Her sterling worth was everywhere recognized and drew to her an ever widening circle of friends.
She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church.
The surviving members of her family are an adopted son, William H. Sweet, of Troy, a sister, Mrs. S. G. Rhinevault of Mansfield, George and Elisha Orvis, brothers of Sullivan and a half brother, Everitt Orvis of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Funeral services were held at the home at 3:30 Monday afternoon, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. The remains were taken to Harford for interment by the side of her husband who died twelve years ago last August 8th.
Andrew W. Seward expired at his home on the Canton road last Friday night. He had been an invalid for twenty-five years and for the last ten years of his life he was totally blind. Mr. Seward was born in Luzerne county, Pa., July 11, 1829. He came with his parents to this county in boyhood and was in business with his father and brother in Smithfield. He served three years in the war of the rebellion in the 141st regiment, Penn. Volunteers. He was married in 1867 to Ellen A. Burnham, who survives him. A son and a daughter born to them in Smithfield, died in childhood. Since 1902, Mr. and Mrs. Seward have made their home in Troy. The deceased had long been a member of the Disciple church. The funeral was held at the home at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, The Rev. Thomas Burgan officiating. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. Among the relatives in attendance at the obsequies from a distance were Mr. Charles VanSyckel and daughter of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burnham of Wellsburg; Mr. Lynn Burnham of Frenchtown, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Alba Welch of Coudersport.
(Local) Carl Dyke, a young man, died near Covington a few days ago, from brain fever.
Volume LIII – Number 18 – Thursday – May 4, 1916
Mrs. James T. McCollom, a former resident for many years of Troy died Tuesday night at Montclair, N.J. Mrs. McCollom’s health had been impaired for a long time, and during the year she passed through a critical illness. Her husband, a well known attorney and former teacher of Troy, died about six years ago. Two daughters survive, Mrs. C. C. Hurlbut of Montclair, and Mrs. C. C. G. Michael, whose home for some years has been in Southern Russia. The body will be brought to Troy and funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Joseph Wood, an old and highly respected resident of this place, died last Thursday at his home here, at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his widow, one son, William of Austinville, three daughters, Mrs. Fanny Dillon and Mrs. Grace Kerrick of Naples, N.Y., and Eva at home; one brother and one sister in Michigan. The funeral was held from his late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. E. O. Sebolt, pastor of the Baptist church of which dec3edent was a faithful member, preache4d the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Besley Cemetery.
(Local) Mrs. Mary Creighton died at her home in Berrytown Wednesday April 26th, aged 78 years, nine months. Funeral services were conducted from Berrytown church on Friday by the Rev. Percy of Smithfield. Deceased is survived by three sons and two daughters.
(Local) Joseph Gilbert Darrow died at his late home in East Burlington Sunday evening at 6 o’clock, aged 69 years and seven months. Deceased is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters. Mrs. Joseph Dibble and Mrs. Robert Campbell of Burlington; Fred Darrow of Smithfield; Burley Darrow of Burlington, and Howard Darrow of this place. Five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 1 o’clock from Burlington Baptist church, of which deceased was a member, Ref. Percy of Smithfield, officiating.
(Local) Word has been received here of the death of James Montague, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Montague Glass of New Rochell, N.Y., who expired suddenly Saturday night. Mr. Glass is well known in Troy where he has frequently visited. He is the well known author and playwright.
Married in January, Mrs. Maud Dibble Strope died last Sunday from appendicitis in the Packer hospital at Sayre, aged 19. Her husband, W. B. Strope, Jr., survives, and four brothers and five sisters; Charles and Mack Dibble of Litchfield; Stephen of Smithfield and James of Troy; Mrs. Herman McNeal, Mrs. A. A. Eastman, Miss Adelaide Dibble of Burlington, Mrs. H. L. Hemingway of Canton, and Miss Margaret Dibble of Smithfield.
Many of Troy’s older residents mourn as a personal loss the death of the Rev. John E. Williams who passed from the earthly life last Wednesday at Gowanda, N.Y., where he had been the Methodist pastor since 1914. Mr. Williams was the beloved pastor of the Troy Methodist Church from 1875 to 1878, and for a year or two before he came here of the Leona Church. He was Presiding Elder of the Buffalo district from 1890 to 1895, and of Corning district from 1908 to 1913. With the exception of his years in this county his church work was done in Western New York. He was a native of Ontario, Canada where his father was a prominent pastor and organizer. The funeral and interment were at Medina, N.Y., where was twice pastor.
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(Local) Mrs. Mary Strong French died Monday morning at her home in Wells, aged 78. She was the widow of H. C. French and leaves three married and one unmarried daughter.
(Local) Normal Hurlburt, a long time resident of Troy who was stricken with paralysis May 2d, passed away at 11 o’clock Wednesday night, at his home in Willow Street, aged 73 years. His widow survives and three children by a former marriage – Mrs. Angie Elliott, Mrs. R. W. Joralemon and John Hurlburt. The funeral will be held at the M.E. Church at 2 Saturday afternoon.
Volume LIII – Number 20 – Thursday – May 18, 1916
Drops Away While Lying on Couch
Justice of the Peace W. S. Holland died suddenly at his home in High Street at about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Holland was 82. On account of the infirmities of age he had been confined to the house most of the winter and spring. Between 2 and 3 he laid down on a couch. His wife noticed a change in his appearance and going to him found that he had passed away. He was a veteran of the Civil war and came to Troy about twenty years ago from Monroeton.
He had been Quartermaster of Gustin Post, G.A.R., and Justice of the peace for many years. His wife survives and two daughters – Miss Virginia Holland and Mrs. Charles Kingsbury of Waverly. The funeral will be held at the home at 3 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Roy Brague officiating. Interment will be at Monroeton.
Mrs. Sophronia Truman, formerly for many years of Troy, died Monday afternoon at her home in Owego, N.Y., aged 88 years. Mrs. Truman’s maiden name was Davison and she was born in Dryden, N.Y. Her first husband, Edwin Pomeroy, was killed a few months after their marriage. She became the wife of Judge V. M. Long, a merchant of this boro, who built and also for many years ran the Troy House. Some years after Judge Long’s death she was married to Benjamin L. Truman and became a resident of Owego.
Mr. Truman died a few years ago.
Mrs. Truman was a sister of the late George B. Davison and of Mrs. Samuel W. Pomeroy, Mrs. N. M. Pomeroy and of Mrs. E. S. Jewell, all deceased, of Troy.
Funeral services were held yesterday in Owego and the remains were brought to Troy by special train for interment in Glenwood Cemetery.
The body was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Davison and Miss Mary Davison, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Pomeroy, Mr. F. H. McKnight of New York and Dr. and Mrs. Ostrander of Lyons, N.Y., and Miss Alice Smith of Elmira.
The remains were taken directly from the car to Glenwood Cemetery where the committal services were conducted by the Rev. Edward P. Morse.
(Local) Mrs. John A. Innes died Monday night at her home in Canton from a succession of apoplectic shocks which began some months ago. Her husband survives, two daughters and two sons – Mrs. Payson Tucker of Great Barrington, Mass., Miss Gertrude Innes of Boston, and John, Jr., and Daniel T. Innes of Canton.
Volume LIII – Number 21 – Thursday – May 25, 1916
(Local) Many friends in this boro were shocked by news of the death at Blossburg last Thursday of the Rev. H. B. Allen, formerly of the First M. E. Church. Mr. Allen and Undertaker W. M. Calkins were returning tin the latter’s automobile from a call in the edge of Blossburg when the caboose of the freight train crashed into their car. Fatally injuring both men. Mr. Allen Died five hours after the accident in the Cottage State hospital, and Mr. Calkins lingered until Sunday. Mr. Allen had served acceptably several charges in this county. He went from here to Blossburg three years ago. His wife survives, his mother, three sons and two daughters. The funeral was largely attended at Blossburg Monday morning and the body was taken by automobile to Trumansburg, N.Y. for burial.
(Local) Miss Ella Maloney, a native of Troy, who for some time had made her home in Buffalo, died at the Sisters hospital in that city on Monday, aged 50 years. Two sisters survive, a niece and a nephew, Mrs. Mary Gilbert of Buffalo; Mrs. Ann Iak of Hornell, Mrs. Arthur Watkins of Elmira, and Joseph Gilbert of Buffalo. The remains were brought to Elmira Tuesday and yesterday morning to Troy. Funeral services were held at St. John’s church at 9 o’clock, interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Miss Maloney’s parents lived in Troy in the house now occupied by Fred Orcutt and later upon the farm now owned by Samuel William on the Canton road.
(Leona) The funeral of Harold Bailey at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. N. E. Bailey, Monday afternoon at one o’clock was largely attended. Special floral gifts from Mrs. Schumacher and the lower Leona school, and Mrs. H. C. Brown and class, “The Boosters”, who were also the pall bearers. Mrs. Layton Stone and Mrs. H. M. Griffith sang, “He Knoweth All”, and “Some Day We’ll Understand”, accompanied by Miss Lena Stacy, pianist.
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(Sylvania) It was the request of Mrs. Hannah Merritt that her funeral service be held in the home and be very simple. In accordance with this request the service was held in the home on Friday last. Her wishes were carried out in every respect. Mrs. F. L. Card and Mrs. Maude Slingerland sang very feelingly two of the great church hymns. John Chap, 14, was read and prayer offered by Elder Cameron. The scripture was selected by her before her death. The burial was in Glenwood, Troy.
(Granville Center) Mrs. Susie Kenyon, widow of the late Charles Kenyon, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Kelley at Troy, Thursday, May 25th. She was born in Granville 73 years ago where she spent nearly her whole life. She is survived by five children: Miles and Henry of Kelloggsville, N.Y., Paul and Mrs. Will Riggs of Washington; and Mrs. Harry Kelley of Troy. The funeral was held at her home in Granville Center Sunday, Rev. O. D. Young Officiating.
Harold Frederick Bailey, the oldest son of Roy and Frances Bailey of East Troy, died May 19, 1916, in the Sayre hospital, the result of an accident which developed tetanus.
It was just a little more than ten years ago that Harold was born.. He was a kind lovable boy and delighted especially in spending his vacations with his grandparents, Mr. N. E. Bailey of Leona, and Mr. and Mrs. James Stanton of Burlington. It was while visiting the grandparents at the latter place that he met with the accident which resulted in his untimely death. The parents and grandparents who loved the lad so greatly have the sincere sympathy of their many friends. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. N. E. Bailey at Leona, May 22. Rev. R. E. Brague, officiating.
Mrs. Charles R. Kenyon who for eight years had spent her winters with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Kelley and family dropped away suddenly from apoplexy last Thursday morning at the Kelley home in John Street this boro. She was astir a little earlier than usual in anticipation of going to her own home in Granville. As 7 o’clock approached and she did not come down stairs her little granddaughter was sent to her room and found her lying on the floor. When Mr. and Mrs. Kelley reached her she was dead.
Susie Saxton Kenyon was the youngest daughter of Benjamin and Delight Saxton and she was born in Granville Township, Nov. 5, 1843. She was married to Lieut. Charles R. Kenyon in March 1864, while the latter was still in the service.
Lieut. Kenyon died in 1906 and their eldest daughter, Mrs. Charles VanFleet passed away a few years since in Elmira. The surviving children are Miles and Henry T. Kenyon of Leonardsville, N.Y., Mrs. W. H. Riggs of Everett, Wash., and Mrs. J. H. Kelley of Troy. A sister, Miss S. Saxton of Owego, N.Y., and three brothers, also are living – E. A. Saxton of Dunmore, Pa., Benjamin of Ralston, and Charles of Granville. She was a sister of Valentine Solon and Oscar Saxton and of Mrs. Lucy Kittle, all deceased. A short prayer service conducted at the Kelley home by the Rev. W. R. Holloway at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon was followed by obsequies at the home of the deceased at Granville Center, conducted by the Rev. Young of the Disciple church of which she had long been a consistent devoted member. Interment was at Granville Cemetery.
Volume LIII – Number 23 – Thursday – June 8, 1916
(Granville Center) Mrs. Julia Johnson died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Matie Warren, Friday morning, June 2, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the house. Burioal in Granville Center Cemetery.
Mrs. Rose Stenebeck for more than half a century until 1912 a resident of this boro, died at the Old Lady’s Home in Williamsport on June 4th, aged 78. The remains were brought to the home of her nephew, Officer Fred Costello, and funeral services were held at St. John’s Church. Interment was by the side of her husband, Theodore Stenebeck in Oak Hill Cemetery. The friends from a distance in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Willis Northrup and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Kellogg of Monroeton and Miss Lizzie O’Hearn of Towanda.
Joseph R. Pickering a well known Towanda man was instantly killed in an automobile accident near Marsh Hill, Lycoming County at 2:45 o’clock Monday afternoon. His wife, his sister-in-law, Mrs. Clark Sixx, and Mrs. Elsie Dittrich, all of Towanda, had miraculous escapes from death or serious injury. The accident was due to the road crumbling under the wheels of the automobile when the machine was run to one side to allow a team to pass, which was traveling in the opposite direction. The car rolled 20 feet and came down against a tree with Mr. Pickering under the machine. The tree had to be felled before the body could be recovered. The ladies by being thrown out escaped injury beyond a few bruises. Mr. Pickering was a native of Rome where his mother, Mrs. William Pickering, still resides. Besides his mother and wife, who is a daughter of Former Prothonotary W. W. Gordon, deceased, he leaves a sister in Sheshequin Township.
Mrs. Nellie Freelove, wife of Sylvester F. Freelove died last Saturday morning at the family home in Troy township, aged 68 years, following an illness of several months. Her husband survives and four children, Harry and Alonzo of Troy; Mrs. Jennie Clayson of Windfall, and Mrs. Lucella Burlingame in the West. Funeral services were at the home at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon the Rev. Moss of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was at East Troy.
Reuben Cole, a lumberjack of Ralston, employed in the camps near there, died in Williamsport hospital from injuries reported to have been received by a fall over an embankment along Rock Run. District Attorney Greevy has received a letter signed “A Ralston Citizen” alleging that Cole was “run down by a horse and rig, knocked from a bridge which he was crossing and floated down stream more than a mile before his plight was discovered, and the driver of the rig did not stop to render assistance, but drove on”. He is investigating.
Mrs. A. S. Humphrey, sister of Mrs. P. S. Carpenter, and well known here, died suddenly last Thursday at Cranberry Creek in the Adirondacks. Mrs. Humphrey had been out of health for a year. She had decided to come to the home of her sister for rest and treatment, and Dr. Carpenter was on his way to Cranberry Creek, at her request, to accompany her to Troy when she unexpectedly passed away. The remains were taken to Canaseraga, N.Y., her former home were funeral services were held on June 4th. Mrs. Humphrey had long been a consistent member of the M.E. Church and enjoyed the love and esteem of a large circle of friends. Mrs. Carpenter attended the obsequies at Canaseraga.
George McCabe of Philadelphia a well known former Trojan, died suddenly at Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a traveling salesman. His wife survives, his mother, Mrs. Thomas McCabe of Buffalo, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Brown, also of buffalo. The funeral was in Philadelphia and interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery in that city.
Dr. Matta Berry Longwell, a native of this county, died in a Williamsport hospital last Saturday night. Dr. Longwell had been associated with her husband in the practice of her profession at Wellsboro fro a number of years. She was a sister of Mrs. A. A. Doane of Leona. The remains were taken to Wellsboro where funeral services were largely attended on Tuesday.
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Mrs. Lydia Slade Knapp died Friday June 9th of acute indigestion, at her home on High Street. The funereal was held Monday afternoon, June 12, the Rev. E. J. Moss of the Baptist church, officiating.
Mrs. Knapp was born Nov. 15, 1833 (?). She was married to B. Frank Knapp in June, 1856. In 1862 they joined the Baptist Church on Baptist Hill, and both were steadfast, devoted Christians until their death. Mr. Knapp’s death occurred in April, 1894. Mrs. Knapp’s parents were Philip and Laura Slade. Mr. Slade was one of the early settlers from Connecticut, a gentleman of fine education and courtly demeanor and Laura Watkins, his wife, was the first white child born in Columbia Township. The night of Mrs. Knapp’s birth was the night of the falling stars that caused such a sensation all along the Atlantic seaboard.
A daughter, Cora, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Knapp in 1861, who became in 1883, the wife of P. N. Barker, and who survived but a few weeks the birth of her son, Frank Barker, who lived with Mrs. Knapp until her death.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Knapp lived for several years in Austinville, where Mr. Knapp engaged in the undertaking business, moving to Troy in 1877 where they lived until their deaths.
(Sylvania) The funeral services of John Canedy were held at the home on Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. T. F. Burgan of Troy, who preached a tender and appreciative sermon. There was a large attendance of relatives, neighbors and friends.
Helen Palmer VanBuskirk died at her home in Fall Brook Street Tuesday morning, June 13th, ages sixty-six years. Deceased is survived by her husband, James K. VanBuskirk and one daughter, Mrs. Herman Slingerland. Funeral services will be conducted from the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. T. F. Burgan, officiating. Burial in Glenwood.
Volume LIII – Number 25 – Thursday – June 22, 1916
(Local) President Judge Ralph B. Little of Susquehanna county, died last Friday morning at his home in Montrose, age 50 years. He had been ill since Tuesday with acute indigestion. Judge Little was appointed to the bench and later elected for a full term. His wife survives and three sons.
Volume LIII – Number 26 – Thursday – June 29, 1916
Mrs. Ella B. Gafford [Ella Ripley - [SRGP 45312] ]died at her home in Spencer, N.Y., aged 54. She was a daughter of the late Alfred Ripley of Armenia. The body was taken to the Bakerburg Cemetery for burial and services were held in the Bakerburg Church on Sunday, June 25th, conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith of Elk Run. She was a cousin of Jesse Ripley of Sylvania and was known to many of the older people of these communities.
A daughter from Spencer, N.Y., and a son from Susquehanna accompanied the body and helped with tender hands to lay away the form of the mother to mingle with kindred dust in the old cemetery by the side of the Bakerburg Church.