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Volume LVI, #1, Thursday, January 2, 1919
Chas. Friends Succumbs to Complicated Influenza.
After seventeen days of suffering from influenza, complicated with erysipelas Charles Friends passed peacefully out of life at his home in Redington Avenue last Sunday morning, sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. Born in Jackson township, Tioga county, April 9, 1851, he moved in 1904 to Tioga, as an undertaker and thence eight years ago last spring to this boro. Mr. Friends was a Mason, a member of the Elks, and a regular attendant of the M. E. Church, a kindly man of broad sympathy in the various relations of life. He is survived by his wife, a son, Ernest Friends of Hornell, by a former marriage, two grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Tillinghast of Campbells, N.Y., and Mrs. Stella Miller of Millerton. The Rev. Perkins of the Methodist church and the Rev. Holloway of the Episcopal church officiated at the funeral which was largely attended at the home at 3 Tuesday afternoon. The Masons were present in a body and conducted the committal service at Glenwood cemetery.
Among the relatives and friends in attendance at the obsequies from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Rockwell and Stephen Hollands of Blossburg; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Hollands of Buffalo; Mr. Stephen Hollands, Mr. William Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Friends and Clifford Friends of Hornell; Mr. and Mrs. Asa Jayne, Mr. Franklin Hebe and Mr. Ernest Everitt of Elmira; Mrs. Maria Tillinghast of Cambells, N.Y.; Mrs. Stella Miller of Millerton; and Miss Lenna Nelson of Binghamton, N.Y.
(Armenia News) O. B. Sherman, a life long resident of this place
died Thursday night, Dec. 26, at the home after only a half hours illness.
He was 74 years old. The funeral services was held at the W. M. church
Monday afternoon and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery in Troy.
Besides his widow Mr. Sherman leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edith Alexander
of Troy and one son, Paul at home. Mr. Sherman was quiet and reserved
in manner yet his friends were many and the community has lost a kind neighbor,
the family a wise counselor.
Those coming from a distance for the funeral were: Mrs. Minnie Burman and son Dean of Williamsport; Mr. and Mrs. Seward Nash of Sullivan, and David Sherman of Galeton.
(Local News) Sympathy goes from many friends here to County Treasurer and Mrs. Charles B. Romer of Elmira, over the sudden death of the former’s father, Antoine Romer, or last Thursday evening. Sricken at 5 he expired at 9, rich in the friendship of a half century of activity in the business, public and fraternal life of the city.
(Granville Summit News) Mrs. Alice Bunyan died of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Saxton at Rochester. The funeral was held here at the home of Miles Bunyan Tuesday afternoon. Among those from a distance to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saxton and daughter Alice and Dan Bunyan of Rochester, Silas Bunyan of New York and Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Saxton of Elmira.
Death of Mrs. Leonard Hager.
Died, at her home in Mansfield, Pa., Dec. 24th, 1918. Edna C. Wife of Leonard Hagar, after an illness of only three days with pneumonia aged 31 years. Mrs. Hagar was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Card of Sullivan. She was born in Sullivan, March 2, 1886 and was known for her strict integrity and kindness of heart. Every ready to help others, under memories will we ever cherish of one so worthy and so dear.
She us survived by her husband Leonard Hager, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Card and two brothers Walter H. Card at home and Ray Card of Columbia Cross Roads. The funeral was held at the home on Thursday at 11 o’clock. Burial was in Mansfield, Pa.
(East Troy News) The funeral of Ray Dunbar of Troy, son of Victor Dunbar was held on Monday at the Baptist church. Interment at the East Troy cemetery.
Volume LVI, #2, Thursday, January 9, 1919
(Local News) Mrs. Emerson Bullock died last Friday night at the family home at Big Pond, from pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, a brother, Timothy Leonard, and two half-sisters. Interment was in the Big Pond cemetery.
(Local News) After an extended illness from diabetes, Ray Dunbar passed out of life last Friday afternoon at his home in Exchange street. He was 35 and leaves a wife and three small children. Funeral services were held at East Troy Baptist church, on Monday the Rev. Johnstone officiating and interment was in the East Troy cemetery.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Harold Letts have the sympathy of many friends over the death of their little daughter, 14 months old, who passed away last Friday morning from spinal meningitis. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home and interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Lucian Bailey, mother of Robert Bailey of this boro, died Wednesday morning at the family home at Bailey Corners, after several years of poor health. She was 61 last June and is survived by her husband two sons-Oris of Canton and Robert- and a brother, Morris Frisbie of the state of Washington. Asa Frisbie, a brother, died a week ago last Wednesday at Eldora, Iowa. The funeral will be held on Friday at 2 at the Bailey Bailey Corners Baptist church of which she was a member, the Rev. Bryan officiating.
Volume LVI, #3, Thursday January 16, 1919
Chaplain Lewis F. Kelsey Passes Away.
Chaplain Lewis F. Kelsey, who spoke so acceptably here in the Methodist church just before Christmas, died Monday night in New York in the military hospital where he was being treated for shell shock. His wife, a daughter of D. A. Ross of Burlington, and two little daughters survive. Following funeral services at Chichester, N.Y., the home of his parents, the remains will be brought to Burlington for interment.
At her home in Burlington last Saturday morning, Mrs. Sarah Jane Clark aged 70. The funeral and interment were at Orwell.
At Franklin, last Friday, Mrs. Arthur Lantz.
Saturday morning at Big Pond, Lyman B. Crandall, 81 years. A son and daughter survive.
At the Stimson House, Athens, Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Amelia Welles, 97 years. She was the widow of Henry S. Welles, and leaves a son, Dr. Charles S. Welles of New York city and numerous grandchildren.
(Local News) Frank Lamb, 18 years old, of Canton, suicide last Thursday on the farm which he was employed near Syracuse, by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. A brother survives at Canton.
(West Burlington News) Mrs. William McIntire a devoted and estimable Christian wife and mother passed to her reward suddenly of heart failure Sunday, December 29. Funeral services were held at her home New Year’s day; burial at Oak Grove cemetery.
(West Burlington News) Mrs. Mary Ann Clark, mother of Charley Clark of this place, died Friday night, Jan. 10, after a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at her home on Sunday. Burial at New Albany on Monday.
Volume LVI, #4, Thursday January 23, 1919
Mrs. Hannah Luckey Dies Suddenly in Sayre Hospital.
From the same trouble which so suddenly ended the life of Col. Theodore Roosevelt two weeks ago, blood clot on the lung, Mrs. Hannah Luckey Besley died unexpectedly last Sunday morning at the Robert Packer hospital where she was being treated for an injured foot. Her husband of a few months, Roy Besley, was with her. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luckey promptly notified of the seriousness of her condition, were on the point of starting for Sayre when the crushing word came of her death. A native of Sylvania, twenty-eight years last September 8th, as neighbor, teacher, wife: member of the Presbyterian church, and of the Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges and Vice-Chairman of the Columbia Red Cross, Mrs. Besley had made for herself and enduring place in the affections of a large circle of acquaintances. The funeral at the home of her parents on Wednesday afternoon was attended by delegations from the bodies to which she belonged and by a very large gathering of mourning relatives and friends. The Rev. A. G. Cameron, her pastor, officiated. Interment in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) The Rev. N. Johnstone was called to Gillett on Monday to officiated at the funeral of Miss Jennie McGovern, who passed away on last Thursday, aged 27. Miss McGovern’s mother is living and a sister.
(Armenia News) Charles Murray an aged resident of this place, died last week, Thursday. On account of the death of his wife he was taken to the County Home about a month ago. His body was brought back and burial in the cemetery by the Becker school house, general services at the church Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Alice Pierce and children of Canton, daughter and grandchildren of the deceased, attended the funeral of Charles Murray Sunday.
(Local News) John E. Ryan, a well known highly respected former resident of Troy, found dead Sunday night on the street at Rochester, N.Y., which had been his home for the past ten years. He was about 50 years old, unmarried and leaves a brother, P. J. Ryan, of Elmira, two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Reidy of Williamsport, and Mrs. M. J. McNulty of Troy, and a very large circle of friends. Mr. McNulty went for the body Monday and brought it to his home here. The funeral was held at St. John’s Catholic church at 10:30 Wednesday morning, and interment was in the church cemetery.
(Local News) Mr. George Hollands, for many years a prominent citizen of Hornell, N.Y., died last Saturday at his home. He had just recently passed his 78th birthday …. which he had a stroke which terminated in his demise. Mr. Hollands was a son of William Hollands long years in the harness business at Mansfield, and a brother of Mrs. Charles Friends of Troy. He have been Sheriff of Steuben county, State Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of New York and at the time of his death was a trustee of the State Soldiers’ Home at Bath.
(Local News) Mrs. Sarah H. Pickett died Sunday at 2 o’clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. M. C. Pitt, 411 Sullivan St., Elmira, N.Y., aged 8? Years. The remains were removed to Gorham, N.Y. Wednesday for burial.
(Local News) On last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kennedy of Leona, received official notice of the death in action in France on Oct. 14th, of their son Corporal Stephen Kennedy, previously reported missing in action. The message read Private Stephen Kennedy instead of Corporal but that is not constructed to change the fact that he made the supreme sacrifice on the date given.
(Local News) Funeral services over the remains of Milton Morley were held at the Bird Chase home Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating. Mr. Morley died at Cascade, Pa., on Thursday from pneumonia. He was 55 years old, a former resident of Troy, and a brother of Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Walter Havens and Earl Morley. His wife survives, a son in France, and three daughters- Mrs. Mullen of Elmira, and Ettie and Adelia at home. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
Volume LVI, #5, Thursday, January 30, 1919
Death of Harry Kinch Sorrow to Many Friends.
A death sincerely mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends took place at St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira, at 7:30 last Thursday evening when Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kinch passed away in his 27th year. The deceased was employed in the Morrow plant when an infection of one of his toes necessitated amputation. Gangrene followed and spinal meningitis, causing death. He patriotically entered and served some time when an army surgeon diagnosed tuberculosis and ordered his discharge. Civilian doctors did not confirm the diagnosis. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Fred Kinch. The body was brought home on Friday and funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Columbia X Roads News) Lee Peters attended the memorial service held at East Troy Sunday for his brother Corporal Harold R. Peters who was killed in action Sept. 26, 1918.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Fanny Bixby Pitts, a cousin of John R. Jones and Mrs. Howard Cole died Dec. 24th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. K. Newell in Allentown, N. J. She was the wife of the late Captain A. M. Pitts a prominent merchant of Mansfield. Two children survive-Harriet Bixby wife of the Rev. C. K. Newell pastor of the Baptist church at Allentown and Wayne A., civil engineer and contractor of Harrisburg. On account of the influenza the funeral was private. Burial was in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery at Mansfield.
(Local News) Thaddeus Wolfe, a native of Troy whose later years were spent in Elmira and Canton, died at his home in Canton last Saturday following a long period of failing health. He was a brother of Horace L. Wolfe (Bob) of Montour Falls, and of Howard Wolfe of Scranton. His wife also survives, and a daughter, Elizabeth, at home. The Rev. Soper conducted the funeral services at the home Monday morning, and interment was in Canton.
(Local News) Mrs. Christopher Ballard of Jackson, Mich., died suddenly on Monday following a severe run of influenza from which apparently she was making a good recovery. She was the second wife of Mr. Ballard and leaves no children.
(Local News) Mrs. J. H. Kelley and Charles Saxton of Granville, her uncle, attended the funeral at Owego, N.Y., on Wednesday of Mrs. Clara Muzzy Bray, wife of Medical Captain A. Allen Bray of the overseas army. Mrs. Bray died at the home of her aunt, Miss S. Saxton. She leaves an infant daughter, seven weeks old.
(Local News) John Clinton Campbell, died Tuesday morning from pneumonia at West Burlington, aged 88. Born at Luthers Mills, practically his entire life of usefulness as a farmer was spent in this county. With his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary Williams of Binghamton and Miss Laura at home, and three sons, Obediah at home, Edgar with the army in France and Harry of Elmira. Two brothers also are living. The funeral with he held at the West Burlington church at 2 Friday afternoon, the Rev. Cretser officiating, and interment will be in the Hilton cemetery.
(Local News) The remains were brought to Sylvania of Arthur Rockwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Rockwell now of Milford, Susquehanna county, who for a number of years made their home on the Jackson farm. The deceased was an exemplary young man of 20 with a wife and two children. Death in a Scranton hospital followed an acute attack of appendicitis before an operation. Besides his parents and his own family he leaves two sisters and two brothers. The funeral was held on Friday at the Presbyterian church in Sylvania, the Rev. Cameron officiating, and interment was in the Sylvania cemetery.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Hungerford attended the funeral at Ithaca of their nephew, Lorenzo D. Burgess, who left high school two years ago to join Troop I of the 22d Cavalry to which he was still attached at the time of his death.
Volume LVI, #6, Thursday, February 6, 1919
Mrs. Eugenia Grace Left Nine Daughters.
Died, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, on January 28, 1919, Mrs. Eugenia V. Grace, wife of the late Joseph Grace of Waverly, N.Y., aged 79 years. Mrs. Grace, who had been in poor health for some time, was taken to the hospital about four weeks ago, but the skill of the attending physicians could not save her. The remains were removed to her late home in Waverly where the funeral was held on last Thursday, Rev. E. Miles officiating. Mrs. Grace is survived by one brother George Davis of Chemung, N.Y., and nine daughters all of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Frank Porter of Newfane, Vt.; Mrs. A. G. Ward of Waverly; Mrs. C. C. Bigelow of Buffalo; Mrs. Samuel Talbert of Granville Center; Mrs. Florence Ackerman of Wellsburg; Mrs. Harry Lindsey of Waverly; Mrs. M. T. Haxton of Troy; and Mrs. Henry Baker of Rochester, N. Y.
Mrs. Grace also leaves many relatives throughout Bradford County and in Chemung and Tioga counties, N.Y. The esteem in which she was held was shown by the many and beautiful flowers which covered the casket on its journey to her last resting place in Glenwood cemetery, Waverly.
(Local News) Mr. Lerue Stanton, whose serious condition was noted last week, expired on Saturday at the Robert Packer hospital. He was 57 years old had had been in poor health for a year from ulceration of the stomach. His wife survives and one son, Lerue Morley Stanton. On account of the illness of Mrs. Stanton the remains were brought to the home of his nephew, Deputy Postmaster Charles Tate, where the funeral services were held on Tuesday, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating. Interment was in Glenwood.
Volume LVI, #8, Thursday, February 20, 1919
(Sylvania News) News was received by the relatives in Sylvania on Monday afternoon of the rather sudden and unexpected death of Helen Embrey at a home near Philadelphia. She took the flue and pneumonia set in. The body was laid beside that of her father who died almost a year ago.
(Leona News) Mrs. James Kennedy who has been confined to the bed for some time, passed away at the home of her son, E. J. Kennedy on Saturday. The funeral was held from that home on Monday.
(Fairview News) The funeral of D. P. Haight, who died at the home of his son, Arthur at Sayre, was held at Mountain Lake last week, Wednesday.
(Local News) Many Troy friends will learn with sorrow and regret of the death at Little River, Florida, last Saturday of Mrs. F. M. Spencer, formerly of Troy. While Mrs. Spencer had not been in good health for some time, the end came suddenly. Mr. Spencer was with her and Mr. and Mrs. Winchell Smith, the latter her daughter. Particulars as to interment have not been received.
(Local News) Olen White, brother of Mrs. Jos. H. Pittston, died suddenly at his home in New York city last Friday afternoon. He had been ill only since Wednesday and the attending physician had assured the family that he looked for his recovery. He was the trusted representative of a large lumber company, as both buyer and salesman. Besides his parents at Mansfield. Mrs. Preston, and a brother at Galeton, he leaves a wife, a daughter of 14 and a son of 12. The funeral was held on Sunday. Interment was at Charleston, West Virginia, where Mrs. White has two brothers and while she and the children will reside.
Volume LVI, #9, Thursday, February 27, 1919
(East Troy News) The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Rockwell was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon. Mrs. Rockwell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parke. She died in the hospital in Elmira after a few days illness with pneumonia. She was a member of the Methodist church here and was well like. She leaves besides her husband one son, Sayre, 11 years old. Father and mother also are living and one brother Fred. Rev. C. Merrill officiated and interment Hilton cemetery. In attendance at the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Churchill of Canton, and Mrs. Frank Henry of Elmira.
(Local News) Mrs. Frances French Linderman, a respected former resident of Troy, widow of A. K. Linderman, died last Sunday at the home in Elmira of her daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Rover at 455 West Water Street. A son, Harry D. Linderman of Scranton also survives. Following funeral services at the Romer home, the body was brought to this boro on Tuesday for interment in Glenwood Cemetery the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating.
(Sylvania News) The body of Sheldon Packard was taken to Sylvania for burial on Sunday. He was well known to many in the community having lived here in his young manhood. He was the only brother of Mrs. W. G. Mosher.
Leslie Putnam Dies Suddenly
Apparently in his usual health when he went to do his chores, Leslie F. Putnam, 62 years old, a life long respected resident of Granville, was found unconscious in his barn, Sunday evening and expired about 7 Monday night without regaining consciousness. He is survived by his wife, three brothers-Edward of West Burlington, Merton of Sylvania, and Scott of Wells, and one sister, Mrs. Casterline of Granville. The funeral was held on Thursday.
Mrs. Stephen Brace is Dead.
Mrs. Stephen Brace expired Wednesday afternoon at her home in Springfield, aged 78. She has been in failing health for some time. With her husband two sons survive, McKean and frank Brace. Two sisters also are left, Mrs. A. W. Bates of Auburn, Ind., and Mrs. R. W. Budd, the youngest of the family, of this boro. The funeral will be held at 1 Saturday at the home, Rev. Emma Bailey of Mansfield, officiating. Interment will be in the Brace cemetery.
Volume LVI, #11, Thursday, March 13, 1919
(East Troy News) Word was received here on Monday of the death of Mrs. Stanley Gilbert of Bailey Corners (nee Belle Salisbury) daughter of Samuel Salisbury. Mrs. Gilbert spent her girlhood days here. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, her father, one sister, Mrs. Clark of Sayre and one brother, Dalton Salisbury.
(Granville Summit News) A shocking accident occurred at the Suffern Crossing of the Erie Railroad tracks at Elmira Heights last Saturday morning which resulted in the death of Mrs. Anna Rathbun a former resident of this place and Grover, who had many friends and relatives here. Having been in poor health of late she had been in the habit of taking daily walks and left her home about ten o’clock. Nothing was thought of her absence until noon when her husband A. J. Rathbun returned from work and heard that a woman had been killed and went to investigate. There was only one witness to the accident, even the crew of the engine did not know they had struck anyone and the train was not stopped. She was fifty-four years of age and leaves her husband, a son Dean and an adopted son Leon; also a brother Chas. Shoemaker, three sisters, Mrs. James Haxton, Mrs. Jon Jones, and Mrs. Orson Roby and a host of friends. The funeral was held Monday at the Windfall M. E. church, Rev. Frey of Grover officiated by Rev. Patterson of Grover and Rev. Alfred Trickett of East Canton. Much sympathy is expressed for the family in their sudden and tragic bereavement.
(Local News) Mrs. Anna Strait a long time resident of Troy expired at her home “Maple Grove Farm” last Thursday. She was born in 1843 near the present town of Chautauqua, N.Y., and was one of a family of five of whom two survive Eugene VanBuskirk of Detroit, Mich. And Mrs. Fonger of Waterford, Cananda. In 1860 she was married to E. Burton Strait. For the last forty-five years she has lived at her late home near Troy. She was a devoted mother and a true friend, always ready to lend a helping hand. Death was due to a paralytic stroke which claimed her in one week time. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Ward who resides at the old home, a son Harry B. Strait of Los Angeles, Cal., and three grandchildren. The funeral was held from the home on Sunday afternoon. Rev. G. M. Perkins officiated and burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Ezekiel Burt died Saturday morning at his home in Frewsburg, N.Y. Mr. Burt lived on Kinyon Hill for a number of years. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Harry of Battle Creek, Mich. And Charles of New York. The body was brought to Troy and burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Dr. Frank Greene, a native of Troy, whose health gave way about two months ago, died Wednesday evening at his home in Elmira. He was 52 years old and had resided in that city about 20 years. He leaves a wife, a daughter of 19 and son of 17. His mother, Mrs. Martha Greene also is living and one brother, Charles N. Greene of this boro. The funeral arrangements had not been announced when this was written.
(Local News) Mrs. Ida Green of 734 Second St., Williamsport, Pa., has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma J. Case, at Greenacre, Washington on Feb. 28th. She leaves two sons and two daughters. Also one brother, Norris Diltz, with whom she had lived since going west in 1899 and one sister, Mrs. Ann Minard who lives in Rochester, N.Y. Another sister, Mrs. Sarah Cowl died in the last year at Norfolk, Va.
(Local News) Emily Melissa Montgomery, a former resident of Troy and widow of the late E. Borough Montgomery died Tuesday evening at her home in Elmira. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lena Williams and Mrs. Howard Pierce. Also two sons, Henry of Elmira and Eaton of Syracuse. The remains will be brought to Troy Friday morning and the funeral will be held at the Gustin funeral parlors Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. G. M. Perkins will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
Mrs. Stephen A. Brace.
Mrs. Stephen A. Brace passed from earth to the home invisible, March 5, 1919, at the ancestral Brace homestead, in Springfield, Pa. She was born, Aug. 11, 1841, and married on June 9, 1860. Her maiden name was Lucretia E. Smith and the most of her young life was passed about Springfield, her widowed mother having come from New York state into this part of Pennsylvania with her family of young children. Hew wedded life in the Brace home was of the most congenial type, and after 59 years and three months passed there, her husband, her children, all her relatives and friends and the entire community in which she lived, rise up to call her blessed. Seldom does one have more friends than she does, and a large concourse of people were irresistibly drawn to her funeral on the 8th, at the home. The floral offerings were exquisite and abundant and the singing rendered by Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Gernert from Columbia Cross Roads was singularly beautiful and appropriate. Rev. Emma E. Bailey, formerly Mrs. Brace’s pastor, at Springfield, was called upon to preach consoling words, and her heart was full of praise for the departed.
Mrs. Brace was a remarkable woman queenly, in appearance and manner, well poised, and symmetrical in character and meeting all trials and changes of life in sweet, in yielding, but triumphant spirit. For some years her health had been failing and yet the departure was sudden, caused by inflammation connected with hernia. She said at the last, How beautiful to have all my family with me, for her children and grandchildren were all about her and as she was going she spoke the name of “Will,” her youngest son, having preceded her to the land immortal. So her dear ones were all there, and with their love protecting and bearing her up, and sustained by her strong faith in God’s everlasting and impartial love, she passed from sight, from the half lights of earth into the full glow of the Son of Righteousness. Loving grandsons and relatives bore the beautiful body to the Brace burial plot, on the brow of the beautiful hill, near the home, in the vale below, where so many of life’s pilgrims have found rest, grace and hospitality, bestowed unitedly by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Brace and family. The husband survives her and two sons; Mr. Frank Brace having occupied, with his family for many years, the home farm with his parents, and Mr. McKean Brace living near, with his family. There are four grandchildren living Kate Brace, Mrs. Martha Brace Wolfe, Reid and Lon Brace, and one great grandchild-Josephine Brace Wolfe. Two sisters also survive the deceased, Mrs. Sarah Bates of Auburn, Ind., and Mrs. Frances Budd of Troy, Pa.
Volume LVI, #12, Thursday, March 20, 1919
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Irene Chesley Packard died Friday noon at the family home, 550 Thompson street, Elmira, aged twenty years. She is survived by her husband Gerald Packard; a two-month old daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chesley; a sister, Mrs. Grace Christian. The funeral was private. Burial was at Granville Summit.
(Armenia News) A telegram came Tuesday morning telling of the death of Helen Sherman daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sherman.
Mrs. Emma M. King, and aunt of Robert Bailey of this boro, and former resident of this action, died suddenly from apoplexy at Newton, Iowa, last Friday. Her maiden name was Frisbie. She was a sister of Mr. Bailey’s mother, recently deceased, and her husband was killed in the rebellion. For many years she had lived in Iowa. She was the last of her family.
Mrs. Lucy E. Allen, who had been ailing for nearly a year, died at 8 o’clock Monday morning at her home in Williamsport. She was the wife of Myron Allen and daughter of Howard Spalding who at the time of her birth seventy-three years ago last May lived on what is now the Canton road three miles south of this boro. She had been a member since girlhood of the Presbyterian church, first here in Troy, then of the church of Covenant in Williamsport. Her husband survives and one sister, Gertrude Spalding. Funeral services were held at the home at 4 Tuesday afternoon, and the body was brought Wednesday morning to Troy for interment in the Spalding lot in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume LVI, #13, Thursday, March 27, 1919
Mrs. Charles Friends Suddenly Summoned.
Mrs. Charles Friends died last Friday at the home in Hornell of her brother, Stephen Hollands. She had not been well since the death in December of her husband, and was up and about most of the time. Five weeks ago she went to Hornell on a visit. Her condition did not improve, but not until a week before she passed away did her friends become alarmed. The best physicians and nurses were called but without avail.
Louise Hollands Friends was born in Mansfield in 1853, the tenth of twelve children of William and Charlotte Hollands. She was married to Charles Friends about forty about forty years ago. Their only child, Earl, died at 13. Her sterling virtues endeared her to a large circle of friends in the communities in which her life was spent. She is survived by a step-son, Ernest Friends, two brothers, Stephen and William Hollands, all of Hornell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at the Holland home at 4 Sunday, the Rev. Appleton of Harrisburg, officiating and the remains were brought on Monday to Millerton where services were held in the Methodist church. Interment was with her husband and son in the Millerton Cemetery.
(Sylvania News) Miss Julia Robbins who lived in the family of W. O. Bixby for many years died at the home of her nephew, Ernest Bixby near Whitneyville on Sunday aged 86. The funeral services were held at the home of her nephew and the burial was in the Bixby lot in the Sylvania cemetery. The Bixby boys saw that “Aunt Julia” never lacked a home or any comfort, they could provide.
(Local News) Mrs. Harry Thomas died Tuesday night at her home on the Canton road following a long illness. She was 42 years old and is survived by her husband and two children. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kennedy also are living and two sisters.
(Local News) Alonzo Brown, a veteran of the civil war and one of Wells township’s oldest residents, died Sunday night at his home. Mr. Brown was nearly 90. He is survived by his son, LeRoy, on the home farm. And three married daughters. The funeral was largely attended on Wednesday in the Baptist church at Gillett.
Mark J. French, formerly for four years landlord of the Troy House, and later for two years of the Ward House at Towanda. died suddenly at 9:30 Sunday night at the Hotel Longwell in Elmira. During the afternoon he went with his wife, sister and brother-in-law by automobile for a visit to a cousin in Corning. Returning about 9 he went almost immediately to his room and a half hour later expired before the attendance of a physician could be secured. Death was due to heart disease of long standing. He was 37 and since his retirement from the hotel business had lived with his parents on a farm near Mansfield. Besides his wife who was Miss Lula Bottcher of Troy, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. French, and two sisters, Mrs. John H. Causer of Elmira, and Mrs. R. A. Bishop-Watson of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at Mansfield at 11:30 Wednesday morning. Among the Trojans in attendance were Mrs. Geo. Bottcher, Mr. and Mrs. George Case, Mr. and Mrs. George Botcher, Messrs. John Handran, W. F. Palmer, R. A. Burr, H. T. B. Gustin and B. B. Mitchell.
(Local News) Mrs. Leon Clark died on Tuesday at Allentown, Pa., and her body was brought Wednesday to the home in this boro of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rumsey where funeral services were held at 2 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Johnstone officiating. Mrs. Clark was 20 years old. Her husband survives and two young children, a son and infant daughter, Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Local News) A niece by marriage, of the late Mrs. Charles Friends was buried in Hornell a week ago Sunday after an illness of only 18 hours from spinal meningitis. She was the wife of Burr Hollands, a son of George Hollands who died only a few weeks ago. Mrs. Friends was the third of the Hollands family to be taken within a few weeks. Including her husband, the fourth.
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(Sylvania News) Mrs. Harriet Strait widow of O. C. Strait, died at her home on W. Main St. on Saturday of last week after a long and sever illness. She is survived by a son, Prof. G. B. Strait of Mansfield Normal and a daughter, Mrs. F. I. Bradford who with her husband lived in the family home and cared for her. She was a woman of sterling worth and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. A. G. Cameron. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Interment was in the family lot in the Sylvania cemetery.
(Sylvania News) After an illness of a year, Max Monro died at his home on Mountain Street on Sunday morning, aged 30 . He leaves his wife and three small children to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and was in charge of Sylvan Lodge I.O.O.F. Their ritual was used at the grave and burial in the Card cemetery on the Porter Road in the Monro lot. Rev. A. G. Cameron officiated.
(East Troy News) Emory Johnson died Tuesday morning at his home after a ten day’s illness of pneumonia. He was 66 years old and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Helen Thorp at home and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Egan of Burdette, N.Y. The funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment in Hilton cemetery.
Volume LVI, #15, Thursday, April 10, 1919
Mrs. Sarah J. Shepard, sister of Mrs. H. E. Chase, died Monday in Towanda. Her husband L. D. Shepard, died some years ago. She had one daughter, Jennie, wife of County Commissioner J. A. Ruggles, who died some years ago. The only near relatives are Mrs. Chase and a granddaughter, Helen Ruggles, of Washington. Burial will the in Atherson, Thursday.
Eva Kennedy Thomas
Eva Kennedy Thomas died at her home on the Canton road March 24th, 1919, of abdominal trouble, age 42 years. She is survived by her husband, sons; Lynn, 8 and William, 4 years old, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kennedy of the Porter Road, and two sisters-Mrs. Clyde Seymour of Sylvania, and Mrs. Fred Kenyon of Farmers Valley. She had been in failing health for some time and bore her suffering with great patience. She was of a cheerful nature and a good neighbor, always ready to help those who needed assistance. Notwithstanding bad weather her funeral at the home on Friday was largely attended. The Rev. A. G. Cameron her pastor, officiated, and she was laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Miss Maude Griswold of the High school faculty, was called to Canton last week by the death of her cousin, Mrs. Ivan Biddle, who died in a Corning hospital and was buried in Canton on Saturday.
(Local News) Mrs. Elmer Kennedy received a letter from Sgt. A. M. Fuller, Co. C, 60th Inft. A. E. F. that her son Stephen had a real Military Burial in a cemetery just outside of the town of Cunnel, this town was captured on the 14th of October the day Stephen became missing.
Volume LVI, #16, Thursday, April 17, 1919
Well Known Physician Prostrated in Road Lives Only Few Hours.
The Many friends of Dr. C. S. Dwyer, especially those who saw and talked with him as he was about town on Tuesday, were shocked by the news Wednesday morning that he had passed out of live during the night. Dr. Dwyer has lately returned from the winter with his brother at Kittanning, Pa. He left Troy on the 4:40 train Tuesday afternoon and was walking from Columbia X Roads to Springfield when he was overcome by a paralytic seizure. Comfort Smith found him about 6 o’clock where he had fallen and with help took him to the Columbia Cross Roads hotel. He regained consciousness on the way and talked about the change in the Springfield road from its former location, and other matters. His son Ermuld, was soon in attendance, and Dr. Barked was summoned, but between 7 and 7:30 he again lost consciousness and at 11:45 he died. He had long realized his condition of hardening arteries and knew that the end might come at any time. Dr. Dwyer was born in Smithfield sixty-two years ago last October. He practiced medicine in Springfield and Canton more than thirty years, and for a long time had been a member of the Baptist church. His wife died three years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. I. Buckley of Elmira Heights, and two sons-Ermuld D. of the American Expeditionary Force, lately returned from England, and Robert M. in the Merchant Marine, stationed at Philadelphia. Three brothers also are living: H. V. Dwyer of Salt Lake City; Vinton K. Dwyer of Kansas City, Mo.; E. K. Dwyer of Scottsville, Kan., and the Rev. ?. B. Dwyer of Kittenning, Pa.
The funeral will be held at the Baptist church in Troy at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
Rev. George Wood Dead Leaves 60 Grandchildren.
The Rev. George Wood, on a brief visit to his son at Lawernce Corners, died suddenly last Saturday morning. He was 69 years old last July 15th, a native of Elk Run, and entered the ministry eighteen years ago. He was the pastor of the Baptist church at Glenwood, N.J. He leaves a second wife and nine children-Edward and Leon of Troy, Henry and Lamont of Elmira; Mrs. Goldie Sargeant of Gillett; Mrs. Nellie Hartgrove of Millerton; Mrs. Fay Sirdam of Galeton; Mrs. Bertha Chrysler of Canandaigua, and Joseph Wood of Lawrence Corners. Of grandchildren and great grandchildren there are sixty living and a large circle of friends. The funeral was held on Monday at the Lawrence Corners church, and interment was in the Lawrence Corners cemetery.
(Local News) Miss Frances Fish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. N. Fish, formerly of Sylvania, died at the family home in Barryville, N.Y., on Tuesday following an attack of influenza. Miss Fish had often visited in Troy in the home of her sister, Mrs. Guy Brown. Undertaker Soper went to Barryville and returned with the body on Wednesday accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Brown who had been summoned to the Fish home. Mr. and Mrs. Fish were unable to accompany the remains, both being ill with influenza. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in Sylvania Thursday afternoon and burial was at Sylvania.
(Fairview News) Fred Barrett died at his home here April 10, after a long illness, aged nearly 42 years. Besides his father and mother, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. John Cornish of Troy, and Mrs. Fremont Bolt of Fairview; and two brothers, George of Big Pond and Lloyd of Fairview, all of whom were present at the funeral services which were held Monday at the Fairview church. Rev. F. H. Cretser preached the sermon. Burial was made at the Church.
Volume LVI, #17, Thursday, April 24, 1919
George Field Passes Away. George Field died Tuesday morning, April 8th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. D. Alexander in Sylvania. He was 90 years old last August, and was well known in this entire section, having lived for many years on Armenia mountain. He is survived by ten children as follows: Mrs. Augusta Holmes, of Brooklyn; Mrs. Carrie Bedford of Rochester; Mrs. A. J. Bird of Sayre; Mrs. D. D. Alexander of Sylvania; Mrs. F. F. Rogers and Mrs. George Kinch of Troy; Henry Field of Elmira; Mrs. A. D. Biddle and Mrs. C. H. Becker and O. L. Field of Canton. There are also 30 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren surviving. The funeral was held Thursday, April 10, at 1:30 o’clock at the Covert church and interment was made in the cemetery nearby.
(Local News) William Hollands, older brother of the late Mrs. Chas. Friends, died unexpectedly Sunday night at his home in Hornell. He was 73 years old and is survived by a brother, Stephen, of Hornell, six sons and one daughter. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Jane Delano, who has a summer place at Minnequa, and who was the head of the department of nursing of the Red Cross, died recently at the Savanay base hospital in France. She was born at Watkins, N.Y., 57 years ago and a woman of extradordinary strength of character. She is credited with being the first to suggest that the mosquito was the carrier of disease germs, particularly yellow fever.
Volume LVI, #18, Thursday, May 1, 1919
Nelson Kerrick Expires Suddenly. A respected, long time resident of Troy passed out of the earthly life early Tuesday morning when Nelson Kerrick expired at the Troy House. Mr. Kerrick spent the winter in Auburn, N.Y., with his son, Dr. Charles Kerrick. He came back the last of March and seemed happy to be again among his old neighbors. He had been ill only a week with capillary bronchitis. A native of South Creek, now known as Gillett, he married Sarah A. Williams of East Troy and came to make his home here about sixty years ago. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Mitchell who lived to be present at the celebration of their golden wedding in 1908. He was a carpenter and as such built or worked on most of the older frame buildings in Troy. The Preston & Jaquish mill on Canton street he built by contract, doing all the work for $300, probably not more (than a fifth of what it would cost today. Mrs. Kerrick died in 1991. Of the six children born to them John L. died at 21 and Bertha at 14. The survivors are Clarence W. of Trenton, N. J.; Florence (Mrs. George L. Hussong) of Buffalo; Dr. Charles S. of Auburn; and Dr. Stanley E. Kerrick of Minneapolis, Minn. Two brothers and a sister also are living-Cornelius Kerrick of Elmira, Frederick of Troy, and Mrs. Sarah Pettingill of Gillett. The funeral was held at 2 Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church of which the deceased was the senior member. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.
(Granville Center) Mr. F. H. Fitch has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Ida Chilson last Saturday at the Robert Packer Hospital after a long and painful illness. With her husband are left four young daughters.
Mrs. Lydia Baldwin Wheeler, of Elmira passed away April 156h,
at the age of 71 years. She was the daughter of the late Thomas B.
and Polly Wilber Baldwin and a sister of the late Mrs. G. N. Newbery and
Mrs. R. C. Kendall. Her early life was spent in Troy where she made
a host of friends, and where she united with the Methodist church.
She remained a faithful member of the church at Troy until 1893 when she
was transferred to the First Methodist church of Elmira.
She is survived by her husband, Merritt T. Wheeler, and five daughters-Mrs. W. F. Downes, and the Misses Scharlet D. of Elmira, Laura A. of Mansfield, PA, Frances E. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. R. J. Walters of Lowman, N.Y., and two sons, Thomas B. of Waverly, N.Y., and Harold E. of London, Ont.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Dewitt S. Hooker, at her late home 861 Grove St., Friday April 18, and burial was in the family plot at Woodlawn.
Mr. Emory Johnson. Our town was saddened and shock when the news came that our friend and neighbor Mr. Emery Johnson was dead. While we knew that he was seriously ill we did not expect it. Mr. Johnson was sixty-five years of age and had lived on the farm where he died for sixty years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Johnson moved there when Emery was five years old. His was a useful life ever energetic and full of business yet always was congenial and pleasant to meet, a man whom all admired for his sterling qualities and integrity, I all of his daily life. He was a member of Granville Center I.C.O.F. lodge for over thirty-five years. He held many public offices in the community. In early life he married Mrs. Amelia VanHorn who is left to mourn his loss. One daughter, Mrs. Helen Thorp; also four granchildren survive him. He had one sister, Mrs. Charles Egan.
(Local News) Many Trojans were saddened by the announcement on Monday of the death in York, PA., of Miss Sue Deitch sister of Mrs. A. S. Gallatin in whose home she had often visited. Ten days ago the deceased had an operation from which she rallied only temporarily. Her mother is living, an unmarried sister in York, and a brother in New York. Mr. and Mrs. Gallatin went to York Tuesday night for the funeral which was held on Wednesday.
(Local News) Mrs. Roselle Montgomery, mother of Mrs. Harold Gustin of this boro died suddenly, Monday morning at her home near East Canton. She had been out of health for some time following a run of influenza, but was alarmingly ill only half an hour. Besides her husband and Mrs. Gustin she leaves a son of 14, one sister, Mrs. Harrison Lewis and two brothers, Thomas and Samuel Mott of Leroy. Mrs. Montgomery had long been a member of the Presbyterian church and was very much respected. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday.
Volume LVI, #19, Thursday, May 8, 1919
Mrs. Teeter’s Sudden Death Shock to Friends.
Maria Fraley Teeter, beloved wife of Charles Teeter died suddenly at the family home in this boro Monday afternoon. Mrs. Teeter had been ailing for some time, but as late as Sunday walked to the office of Dr. Phillips. A consultation of physicians Sunday evening included Dr. Molyneux of the Blossburg hospital and Dr. G. H. Gustin the family physician of Sylvania. The news of her sudden demise was a great shock to the community as few knew of her illness.
Mrs. Teeter was born in Springfield December 10, 1844. Her parents were Andrew and Hiza Carpenter Fraley. She was married soon after his return from the war of the rebellion to Charles Teeter, on July 2, 1865, by the Rev. Thomas Mitchell. Three children were born to them-Ernest, Alice (Mrs. Knapp) and Belle, all deceased. She had been a member for many years of the Sylvania Disciple church. Her entire life was an exemplification of full acceptance of the teachings of her Lord and Savior. She was kind to all, charitable, a devoted wife and mother whom everybody respected and love
Besides her devoted husband of nearly 54 years she leaves a foster daughter, Mrs. Stanley Moore of Towanda, the only child of her only sister.
Mrs. William Besley of Columbia X Roads; Mrs. George Nipperd of Smithfield, and Mrs. William Canfield of Mansfield, are half sister, and Charles Fraley of Athens and Andrew Fraley of Troy, half brothers, Charles T. Knapp and Raymond A. Moore both students of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburg, are grandchildren. Two own brothers and a sister died some years ago.
The funeral is to be held at the home at 2 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Lytle, the new Disciple minister officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Austinville.
(Local News) Mrs. Thos. Handrahan who, until a few years ago was a resident of Troy, died last Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Doody, in Painted Post. Mrs. Handrahan is survived by four daughters—Mrs. Frank Stenson of Campells, N.Y.; Mrs. Richard Falvay of Buffalo: Mrs. William Stenson of Binghamton: Mrs. Michael Doody of Painted Post; on son, Thomas, of Corning, and two sisters. Funeral and burial was in Corning.
(Local News) The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Scouten died Tuesday night at the Robert Packer hospital, where Mrs. Scouten is very ill. The remains were brought to Columbia X Roads by Undertaker H. T. B. Gustin.
Volume LVI, #20, Thursday, May 15, 1919
(Austinville News) Mr. Lewis C. Edsall died at the home of his grandson, Edsall Hammond, at 11 o’clock Sunday, May 11. He was born July 25, 1833 and spent the younger days in Wells township, later coming to Columbia. For a few years he was a seaman on the Great Lakes. December 25th, 1854, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Fairbanks, whose death occurred Jan. 3, 1911. Mr. Edsall leaves a foster daughter, Mrs. Cora Hammond of Elmira, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral services were held Tuesday, at 1 o’clock at the house, and 2 o’clock at the Baptist Hill church, of which Mr. Edsall was a devoted member. Burial was in Baptist Hill cemetery, Rev. Barrett of Tioga officiating.
(Local News) Mrs. Frank Sargeant died Thursday at the home in Bohlayertown at the age of 67. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church and interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume LVI, #21, Thursday, May 22, 1919
(Local News) Robert Kilgore, father of Floyd Kilgore died in Elmira last Friday. The remains were brought to Basket Street for interment.
(Local News) A telegram to Mr. A. L. Budd Monday announced the death in Chicago of Mrs. Leon Budd. The deceased was Miss Mary Hastings of Milton, and she leaves with her husband a son of 12 and a daughter of 8. An infant son born on Friday died Saturday and was brought to Milton for interment. Mrs. Louden Budd was with her son in his great bereavement and came with the family of Mrs. Budd to Milton where the funeral and interment took place on Thursday.
(Local News) Under the auspices of the Knights of the Golden Eagle of Troy and Canton an impressive memorial service for Scott T. Comfort was held at the Center Street Church of Christ last Sunday. The congregation which filled the church, included a number of soldiers and sailors in uniform. A splendid memorial address was given by the Rev. Lytle. Scott Comfort son of William Comfort, was one of the first Troy boys to be wounded in battle. He partially recovered, went again to the front, was captured, and died in or soon after leaving one of the German prison pens.
Volume LVI, #23, Thursday, June 5, 1919
(Windfall News) Friends received word Saturday of the death of John Hawthorne, at a Soldiers’ Home in Virginia.
(Sylvania News) Mrs. William Courtney, a much loved and respected woman died at her home on Sunday morning, June 1st, aged 71. The funeral services were held at the Courtney home on Tuesday afternoon.
(Local News) Mrs. Hiram Bardwell of Austinville, who had been ill for some time died Wednesday of this week.
(Local News) Mrs. Bert Wood, living with relatives in South Creek township, drowned herself in a shallow creek the first of the week. She was of unsound mind following a run of influenza in Elmira.
(Local News) Fred Wilbur, of Troy, died Tuesday of this week at Burlington, after some months of failing health, aged 61. The funeral and interment were in the Ballard cemetery on Pisgah. The Rev. Terrill officiating. A son Harry of Elmira, survives, a brother Louis of Addison, and one sister Mrs. John DeWitt of Pisgah.
(Local News) Wallace W. Olson died May 18th, at Newport News, where he was working at carpenter work with his father. While in bathing he was seized with cramps and drowned. The body was in the water for a couple of days before it was found. The remains were brought to the family home near Austinville and the funeral was held at the Baptist Hill Church was held at the Baptist Hill Church Wednesday afternoon of last week, Rev. Pittman of Daggett, officiating. He was 19 years old and is survived by his parents one brother and a sister.
Volume LVI, #24, Thursday, June 12, 1919
Former Trojan Wilber Dunning Expires Mysteriously at Montour.
Wilber Dunning formerly of Troy, only son of Warren Dunning, died suddenly at his home in Watkins about 2 o’clock last Friday afternoon. For some time he had been working in the Shepard crane shops at Montour Falls. He was not feeling well Friday morning and did not go to work. After dinner he complained of severe pain and his wife prepared a camphor sling for him. When she returned to his room a short time later he was dead. A physician certified to death from acute indigestion. He was 31 years old. He leaves a widow, his father, and one sister, Mrs. C. A. Shook of this boro. The funeral was held at the home at 2 Sunday afternoon and interment was at Watkins.
(Austinville News) Mrs. Hiram Bardwell died at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Wilson. Mrs. Bardwell was born January 19, 1950 and died June 4, 1919, being therefore 69 years old. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband of Elmira three sons-Harry of Troy; Charles of Elmira, Fred of Stanley; one foster daughter, Winnie Brown of Pittsburg, and ten grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home of James Wilson, Rev. Cameron officiating and burial was in Besley cemetery.
Frank D. Bixby, died at the family home, 355 E. Washington Ave., Elmira, N.Y., May 12, after a lingering illness. He is survived by his widow and seven children, four sons-Burt of VanEtten; Clarence, who recently returned from service overseas; Walter and John at home. Three daughters-Mrs. Jos. Badger and Florence at home; Mrs. Raymond Brink of Elmira. One sister, Mrs. C. E. Reed of Buffalo. The funeral was held horn the home May 15. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.
Volume LVI, #25, Thursday, June 19, 1919
(Local News) Raymond Fritz, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fritz (nee Lottie Wood) of Canton, died Sunday morning in the Williamsport hospital where he had been taken for appendicitis. The remains were brought to the home of Mrs. Fritz’s brother, Monroe Wood, where the funeral was held on Tuesday morning, The Rev. G. M. Perkins officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery. Besides the parents, a younger brother survives.
(Local News) Miss Cora Kellogg, whose services as a nurse were of such great value in many households during the influenza last winter, died Wednesday afternoon at the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre, where she had been for a month for treatment. The remains were brought to the Gustin undertaking parlors and later taken to the home at Mountain Lake of her brother-in-law, Fred Whitehead, where the funeral will be held on Friday. Miss Kellogg was 56 years old and survived by one brother, Floyd Kellogg of Ulster.
Just as the forms are closing word reaches us of the death at Sylvania of Mr. Myron McDowell. The funeral will probably be held on Sunday.
Volume LVI, #26, Thursday, June 26, 1919
(Sylvania News) M. B. McDowell, a retired farmer who lived here
for the past few years died of heart failure on Friday morning of last
week aged 81 years and were held at the home on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
The Rev. A. G. Cameron conducted the service and the M. E. church, Troy.
There was a large attendance of neighbors, friends and relatives.
Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
Atty. Guy McDowell came from Chicago to attend the funeral of his father and Mrs. Lena McDowell came from Syracuse the early part of last week to care for her father in his illness.
(Local News) Mrs. Charles Wheat (Mary Preston) died last Sunday at her home in New York from diabetes from which she had suffered for some time. Her husband survives, two sons and two daughters. She was a daughter of Levi Preston, deceased. The remains were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Albert Hickok where the funeral services were held on Wednesday, the Rev. G. M. Perkins officiating. Interment was in the Hunt cemetery.
Volume LVI, #27, Thursday, July 3, 1919
Mrs. James W. Lamkin died early Monday morning in a Binghamton hospital.
She had not been well for some time. A month ago she consulted a
physician. His diagnosis was such that a council of doctor was called
who decided that the only hope of recovery was through an operation.
She rallied from the first but was too much reduced to survive a second
drain upon her vitality.
Carrie Wagner Lamkin was born in Troy 38 years ago, the eldest of three children of the late Joseph C. and Augusta M. Wagner. She was a graduated from Troy High School in 1899 and taught one term at Austinville. In succession she was connected with the stores of Cleaver & Greene, Lamkin Bros. And Handran Bros. She was married six years ago to J. W. Lamkin. Since 1916 their home has been in Binghamton. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, a former teacher in the Sunday school and a member of Os-co-hu Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her husband survives, one sister, Mrs. Albert Miller and a brother Louis Wagner both of Troy and a large circle of friends.
The remains were brought to the Miller home on Monday and funeral services were held there at 2 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Morse officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Mary Isabelle Rockwell, daughter of the late Allen Phinney, passed out of life June 9th, 1919 at St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira after a number of years of ailing health. Born April 19, 1867 at East Canton Mrs. Rockwell was 52 years old. From last November until she was taken to the hospital five weeks ago, she was tenderly cared for by her sister, Mrs. Lilley, in Elmira. Through all of her long suffering she was most patient, and her entire life was that of a devoted friend and mother. From girlhood she was a consistent member of the Disciple church. Three sons and one daughter survive-Wayne, of Elmira; Courtney, of Syracuse; Ruth (Mrs. Ross Williams) of Troy, and Lynn of Canton. She is survived also by three sisters and a brother-Mrs. Ida Rockwell of Cuyler, N.Y.; Mrs. Addie Wilber of Addison, N.Y.; Mrs. Bertha Lilley of Elmira; and Emmett Phinney of Pine City, N.Y. and an aged aunt, who for years made her home with her. The body was brought to Canton, where services were held in the church, the Rev. F. D. Zimmerman officiating. A profusion of beautiful flora offerings attested the high esteem in which the departed was held. Interment was in the family plot at East Canton.
(Local News) Mott Alexander died Sunday afternoon at Burlington of heart trouble. The remains were taken to his brother, Charles Alexander’s at Luthers Mills where funeral services were held at 2 Tuesday afternoon. He was about 50 years old.
(Local News) Russell Jesse Ross, a native of Granville township, died recently at his home in Drakola, Minnesota, aged 81 years 1 month and 11 days. Mr. Ross left the ancestral farm at 22 and lived for five years in Canton and eight years in Tioga county before he went west about 1873. His first wife was Viola Roberts of Canton. He was a veteran of the civil war and a teacher as well as a farmer. He served one term as superintendent of schools of Minnehaha county, Minn. He was active in the Congregational church of Drakola, taught a large bible class and acted as superintendent of the Sunday school. His second wife was Celestia Newell of Drakola, who died in 1912. He is survived by three children, Mrs. W. H. Wheat of CeSmet, Minn., Gaylord of Carthage, Minn., and William of Drakola.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. James Francis Woodruff, who was killed in an automobile accident last Thursday, was held Sunday afternoon at the home at Franklindale of Oscar Woodruff. Her husband, a son and three sisters survive.
Volume LVI, #28, Thursday, July 19, 1918
Frederick B. Orcutt, for fifteen years a valued employee of the Troy Engine & machine Company who for more than two months had been confined to his bed with heart trouble, expired at 4 o’clock Sunday morning at his home, aged 57 years. A genial, likeable man, with many friends. Mr. Orcutt was much interested in politics. He was an unwavering supporter of the Democratic party. He is survived by his wife, two daughters-Mrs. Harold Jones, and Miss Ella Orcutt, and three brothers. Funeral services were held at St. John’s church at 10 Wednesday morning by the Rev. Fathers Durkan and Foster and interment was in St. John’s cemetery.
H. Arthur Stiles. Mr. H. Arthur Stiles who has been in failing health for the greater part of a year, expired early Tuesday morning at the home of Ms. Stiles’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ballard in King street. Mr. Stiles was born at Rome, this country, fifty years ago. From Ulster where he was in the drug business for a number of years he went to Philadelphia, as a manufacturing chemist, and thence to Chicago as president of a company in the same line. The last year of his active life was spent in New York. He had long been a member of the Methodist church. He married Miss Jennie Ballard of Troy, who survives with two children-Arthur L. and Katherine L. Stiles. A brother and two sisters also are living-W. E. Stiles of New York, Mrs. Vergie Jack of Elmira and Mrs. Edna Jago of Philadelphia. The funeral was held at the Ballard home at 2 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Ed Pittman officiating, and interment was in the Ballard lot in Glenwood Cemetery.
Effie A. Alger died at the Packer hospital in Sayre on Wednesday, June
25th, following a brief illenss. She was the daughter of William
G. and Polly Hartshorn Alger, and was born in Orwell Township, September
9, 1850. When a young woman she went with her parents to Towanda,
where the family resided until 1888 when they removed to Columbia Township.
Here they made their home with the family of the late Charles E. Gladding.
Miss Alger and Mrs. Gladding being sisters. Since the death of Mrs.
Gladding in 1916, Miss Alger and her niece Miss Cecile E. Gladding have
resided in Elmira, N.Y.
Funeral services were held at the Gladding home on Saturday June 28, the Rev. Dr. Eastman of Elmira officiating. Burial was made in the family plot on the Gladding farm.
(Local News) Announcement Monday morning of the death of Willis Kittle was a shock to many friends of one of Granville’s best known and most respected residents. On Sunday Mr. Kittle had with him all of his children and eleven grandchildren. He seemed to be felling as well as usual until toward evening. At 9 he expired. He was 60 years old and is survived by his wife, one son, George, and two daughters, Mrs. Mark Merritt of Granville Summit, and Mrs. Robert Chilson of LeRoy, The funeral at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon was largely attended. Interment was in Granville Center Cemetery.
Amos C. Witter. On Thursday, July 3d, Mr. Amos C. Witter passed
away at his residence on W. Ninth St., Erie, Pa., after an illness of ten
days. In the passing of Mr. Witter at the ripe age of eighty-eight
years another family circle is broken and both home and church will feel
the loss. His young and active life was spent in Milton, Mainesburg
and Troy, Pa. With the failing health of his beloved wife he moved
to Erie thirteen years ago to be with their daughter, Mrs. Willis Churchill
whose constant and loving ministration have made their life glide smoothly
on. On account of advanced age and poor health, his life has necessarily
been quiet but a strong Christian character.
Mr. Wittier was born June 21, 1831 in Milton, of an old Revolutionary family. His father was a Major in the war of 1812. He left home when he was about 20 years of age and went to Mainesburg, where he engaged in general mercantile business with the late John Fox, one of the pioneers of Tioga county. He afterwards became a resident of Troy, which he ever after considered his home in 1855 he was united in marriage to Henrietta Fox. He is survived by his wife, one daughter Mrs. Willis Churchill, two grandchildren Miss Lucile W. Churchill and Capt. Harold W. Churchill. Also one brother Mr. A. A. Witter of Tyrone, PA.
Private funeral services were held at the late residence at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon and were conducted by the Rev. Doctor VanCleve. He was said to rest in the beautiful Erie cemetery which he had loved and always desired for his final resting place.
Volume LVI, #29, Thursday, July 17, 1919
(Local News) Mrs. Cassie Blackwell, formerly of Troy, died unexpectedly last Sunday morning at the home in Elmira of Mrs. John E. Bally whose housekeeper and companion she had been for many years. Surviving are a son and a daughter-Mrs. Leon Ostrander of Hornell, and Lawrence B. Blackwell of Washington, D. C. Funeral services were held at the Smith undertaking rooms in Elmira at 9:30 Tuesday morning, and interment was at Hornell, NY.
Mary J. Wheeler. The remains of Mrs. Mary J. Wheeler who died July 12th, were brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Packard, where funeral services were held on Monday, the Rev. N. Johnstone officiating. Mrs. Wheeler had been in failing health for three years. Her maiden name was Mary J. Worden. She was born August 29, 1840. In 1860 she was united in marriage to Hiram W. Wheeler who passed away in 1905. Two children were born to them, Joseph R. deceased, and Clara Belle (Mrs. Packard). Tow grandchildren, three sisters and a brother also survive. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Matilda O’Connor, 63 years old died July 6th at West Burlington, leaving a daughter in New York state interment was at the Hilton cemetery. On July 7th, also at West Burlington, Michael Waite passed away, aged 82. The remains were sent to Buffalo.
Volume LVI, LVI, #30, Thursday, July 24, 1919
W. F. McCollum Succumbs to Erysipelas. Though they new him to be ill, few of his many acquaintances were prepared for the announcement last Friday that William Frederick McCollum of Farmers Valley had passed out of the earthly life. Death came in the forenoon after a few days of suffering from erysipelas in malignant form. Mr. McCollum was born Sept. 19, 1858, and his entire life was spent in this vicinity. He was an upright citizen. For many years he had been a member of the Presbyterian church. His wife survives and on son, Harold at home. The funeral was held at 3 Monday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Local News) Michael Collins died suddenly Saturday night at his home at Granville Summit. The summons came while he was at the well for a pail of water. Mr. Collins was 76 years old. He was section foreman at the Summit for a long time. He was retired by the company on pay quite a number of years ago. His wife survives, three sons and one daughter-Walter of Allen, Nebraska; John of Alba, Martin of Granville, and Jane at home. He had long been a member and regular attendant of St. John’s church in this boro. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at the church, the Rev. P. J. Durkan officiating. Interment was in St. John’s cemetery.
(Local News) The funeral of the late Mrs. Louisa Case, for many years a resident of Alba, was held in Canton on Monday afternoon. She was seventy-four years old and death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. J. Miller, in Canton.
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Solon Brooks. Solon Brooks who was born and spent his boyhood in Leona died Monday morning at his home at 1216 Lackawanna avenue in Elmira. He was 76, and the end came after an extended illness. He had lived in Elmira many years and at one time filled the office of alderman. He is survived by his wife, two daughters-Mrs. Nettie Thomas and Miss Florence Brooks, and four grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home at 2 Wednesday afternoon, and interment was at Woodlawn. The committal service was in charge of Union lodge of Masons of which the deceased has long been a member.
(Armenia News) Mrs. Candace Covert died at her home in this place last Friday evening after a lingering illness. The funeral was held at the W. M. church Monday afternoon.
Volume LVI, #32, Thursday, August 7, 1919
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Lodeska Battin born Feb. 5th, 1854, died Aug. 1, 1919. Her death came unexpectedly to her many friends. A few weeks ago she underwent a serious operation at the Packer hospital but had been improving and her recovery was expected until trouble with her heart developed the day of her death. She was an earnest Christian and faithful member of the church of Christ. Of her immediate family she leaves a bereaved husband, a son Lawrence of New York state, two daughters, Mrs. Leon VanHorn of Sayre and Mrs. Roy Storrs of Canton township, several grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Ritner Vroman of Granville, Mrs. Siegel Holcomb of LeRoy and Mrs. Lawrence Kendal of Mich. and two brothers Sullivan Ross of Towanda and Lischer Ross of Canton.
(Local News) Mr. J. Adrain Post who had come to be well known in Troy through visits to his children, died suddenly at his home 66o Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday morning. He had been ill only since Friday night with pleurisy. Mr. Post was a raw silk buyer, one of the best known in his line in New York. He was 58 years old. His wife survives and four children-Mrs. Dorothy Goodstein of New York, Mrs. Grace Fraley, and Adrian and George Post of Troy, all of whom were present at the funeral which was held from the home Thursday morning. Deceased was a member of the Episcopal church. Interment was in Cypress Hill cemetery, Brooklyn.
(Local News) Chas. A. Pulford of the Pulford & Dempsey Corporation, of Elmira, well known here, died unexpectedly last Friday morning at his home in Elmira. He was 67 years old and besides his wife is survived by three sons: Reed, Samuel A. and Frank D. all of Elmira.
Volume LVI, #35, Thursday, August 28, 1919
Ruel Richmond Perishes When His Home Near Alba is Burned.
Nearly consumed, the remains of Richmond, 65 years old, were found by neighbors in the ashes of his small home on a little traveled road a mile this side of Alba, Tuesday morning. The deceased was a market gardener and lived alone. He was in Troy on Monday. How the fire started is not known. It is supposed to have broken out between 10 o’clock and midnight. Undertaker H. T. B. Gustin was called and brought the remains to this boro. Funeral services were held at his parlors at 4 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. G. M. Perkins officiating. Interment was in Glenwood. The deceased is well spoken of by his acquaintances. He is survived by one daughter, Katherine Wilson of Sullivan, four sons0Carl W. of Hornell, Hugh N., Lynn J. and Guy E. of Elmira, and three brothers, Hugh J. of Excelsior, Minn., Sperry of Sullivan and Dayton F. of Troy.
(Local News) Mrs. Della McKean Bailey died at her home at West Burlington on Monday, and funeral services were held no Wednesday at the church at 1 o’clock. Interment was at Mountain Lake.
(Local News) Miss Lillian Saunders died Tuesday morning at the home of her grandfather, Reuben Palmer in Springfield. The deceased was 21 years old and death was due to tuberculosis. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home of her grandfather and burial was in the Brace cemetery.
(Sylvania News) The community was made very sad by the unexpected death of Miss Margaret Swain on Monday morning, after a brief illness. She was a young woman of rare loveliness and greatly beloved by a wide circle of friends. She had just graduated from the T. H. S. and was looking forward to a busy life. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon and the burial was in the family lot in the Harkness Cemetery near Cross Roads.
Volume LVI, #36, Thursday, September 4, 1919
(Granville Center News) Mrs. D. S. Pepper passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Horace Pratt in Elmira last Tuesday after many weeks of suffering. Funeral services will be held at her home here Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
(Armenia News) Marcel Boucher, who was kicked in the head by a horse last Friday at Troy died Monday morning at the hospital. The funeral service was held at the Catholic church in Troy Wednesday morning.
(Local News) DeLace Cole, Jr., 11 years old, well known at East Troy through visits to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cole, died at New Castle, Pa., from injuries by being run over by a motor truck. He was on the running board trying to sell a paper to the driver. As he stepped off he fell and one of the rear wheels passed over his body. He was conscious and very brave to the last, expressing a preference for death over being a cripple for life. His father, DeLace Cole, is manager of the Offut Department store at New Castle. With the sorely bereaved parents are left two brothers and two sisters of the departed.
Volume LVI, #39, Thursday, September 25, 1919
(Local News) Recent deaths: At his home in Canton, Sept. 22d, Stephen Phillips formerly of East Smithfield. His only daughter died in Boston some time ago. Both were buried in Elmira. At the county home in Burlington, Roselle Knapp, 69.
(Local News) M. N. Smith was called to Willard, N.Y., on Thursday by the death of his brother, Jerome Smith. The funeral and burial will be in Montour Falls on Friday. Besides his brother here, Mr. Smith is survived by two sisters who live near Odessa, and one son.
Volume LVI, #40, Thursday, October 2, 1919
(Granville Summit News) Miss Mima Ayers, for many years a resident here but more recently of Elmira, passed away last Monday. Burial services were held at the Windfall cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
(Local News) Miss Nellie Elliott of Mansfield, favorably known here through visits to relatives and friends, died Tuesday morning at the home in Coudersport of her sister, Mrs. Alba Welch. She has been out of health for some time and was a great sufferer. Three sisters and three brothers survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 Thursday afternoon at the J. S. Hoard home in Mansfield.
(Local News) The body of Mrs. Jennie Bovier Ayers who died Monday night in Elmira was brought to Troy Wednesday morning and taken to Windfall for burial.
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Mrs. A. B. Bailey.
The funeral of Mrs. A. B. Bailey was held at the family home in Austinville and burial was in Besley cemetery. She is survived by her husband, A. B. Bailey, three daughters and sevens sons-Mrs. S. W. Wilson and Mrs. Agnes M. Bailey of Austinville; Mrs. Henry R. Campbell and Samuel H. Bailey of Troy; William C. of Snedekerville; James R. of West Burlington; Daniel E. of Auburn, N. Y.; John A. , Lloyd A., and Floyd E. of Austinville; Tow brothers also are left-William Wise of Auburn, N.Y., C. Wise of Syracuse, and one sister, Mrs. Orson Elwell of Binghamton, besides a host of friends who loved her.
(Local News) Max Mitchell Pettingill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Pettingill of Elmira, one time of Troy, died Friday at his home in Kansas City, Mo. Three months ago he was married to an Elmira girl and left soon after for Kansas City, where he was a decorator for Repp & Duff. The remains were brought to Elmira where the funeral was held on Tuesday.
(Armenia News) A sad accident occurred last Friday afternoon on what is known at the Cummings farm, when a premature explosion of powder caused the death of Clarence, sixteen year old son of Frank Cary. The powder was being used to split logs for pulp wood. The injured lad was taken to the Blossburg hospital where he died Sunday morning. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. F. S. Lee of Rome, N.Y., at the home of the deceased’s grandfather, Joseph Cary, in McIntosh Hollow, Tuesday afternoon. Frank Cary, the father of the boy was also injured, having several ribs broken.
(Local News) Mrs. Stephen C. Gray, last of her family, died at Great Barrington, Mass. And the remains were brought to Elmira where the funeral was held at 4 Tuesday afternoon at the home of her niece, Miss Aurelia Hotchkin. The interment was in Woodlawn cemetery. The departed was a sister of Mrs. C. Burton Pomeroy, deceased, and her husband was at one time in the hardware business here under the firm name of Eighmey & Gray. She was well known by the older residents of Troy.
Volume LVI, #42, Thursday, October 16, 1919
Jacob Hager died at his home in Jersey Shore on Sunday aged 97. He was the last of the family. His nephew, Martin Hager, and Mrs. Ora Roloson attended the funeral on Wednesday.
(East Troy News) Howard Cole, who has been in poor health for a long time died at his home here Wednesday night. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. Rev. C. L. Terrill will officiate. Rev. Loller of North Towanda a friend of the family will be in attendance. Mr. Cole was 78 years old and is survived by his wife and adopted son, Dr. L. G. Cole of the Blossburg Cottage State Hospital.
(Local News) Mrs. Celia Leonard, widow of the late J. Hilton Leonard, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Smith Wilcox in Centre street, following an illness of several months. She was 69 years old last September 176h and came to Troy from Granville after the death of her husband, 9 years ago. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church and a devoted mother. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Wilcox, the Rev. G. M. Perkins, her pastor officiating. Burial was in Granville cemetery. The survivors of her family besides Mrs. Wilcox are Mrs. Willis Saxton of East Troy Mrs. Willis Greenough of Troy and Mrs. Harvey Heald, and Mr. Alfred M. Leonard of Elmira and one brother, C. P. Mott of Brief, Wash. Among the friends from a distance at the obsequies were: Chas. Allen of Rochester; Mrs. Ruby Taylor of Philadelphia; Mrs. Minnie Cole and Ansel Williams, Corning; Mrs. Elda Terry Elmira and Dr. and Mrs. Parke of York, PA.
(Windfall News) L. D. Shoemaker formerly of this place died at his home in Elmira last Sunday morning at the age of 54 years. He leaves a wife, on sister and two brothers to mourn for him. The funeral and interment took place here last Tuesday.
Volume LVI, #43, Thursday, October 23, 1919
(Local News) Thomas Driscoll, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Driscoll of Ridgbury, who was shot in the chest when his gun was accidentally discharged while hunting died last Thursday in the A. O. M. hospital in Elmira.
Volume LVI, #44, Thursday, October 30, 1919
(Local News) A whole circle of friends will learn with sorrow of the death of Loomis VanHorn at his home in Granville on Thursday evening from typhoid fever. He had been ill about three weeks. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edbert VanHorn, 22 years old and leaves a wife who was Miss Sarah Youmans, a brother Curtis VanHorn, and one sister, Mrs. LaVerne Greenough. The funeral will be held at 1 Sunday afternoon at the home and 2 o’clock at the East Troy Baptist church of which he was a member.
(Local News) Albert Roy died Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ester Ayers, in Coryland, at the age of 87 years. He is survived by four daughters and five sons-Mrs. Ayers and Mrs. Enoch Kilgore of Coryland, Mrs. John T. Coughlin of Horseheads, Mrs. B. D. Fuller of Elmira; Zachariah Roy of Coryland, George W. and J. B. Roy of Elmira Heights; Milton I. Roy of Elmira, and Albert Roy, Jr. of Wellsburg. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Ayers on Monday,, the Rev. R. Lew Williams officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.
Amos Mansfield Grace.
Amos Mansfield Grace, who died Oct. 6th at the family home in Lowman, was born May 20, 1838, in Springfield. He married Rachel Leslie Dickinson of that township, who survives him. Of the three children born to them two survive-Daniel of Lowman and Mrs. J. W. Wolfe of Middleport, Ohio. Clark S. Grace of Berrytown is a brother, and Mrs. Charity Shaylor of Wetona, a sister.
His funeral was held in the Wetona M. E. church and was largely attended.
Volume LVI, #45, Thursday, November 6, 1919
Mrs. Charles J. Case Succumbs Suddenly to Heart Dilation.
Mrs. Charles J. Case, whose health had been precarious for some time, expired suddenly at the family home in Elmira street between 1 and 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. A physician was called for her during the morning. He saw her again after 1 and there was nothing alarming in her condition. She was even joking with the women in attendance. With in a short half hour she expired from acute dilation at the heart. Mrs. Case was 64 years old and came to Troy a bride from Olean, N.Y., about 40 years ago. Her maiden name was Josie Bagen. She was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, her husband survives. The funeral will be held at 3 Sunday afternoon, and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
(East Troy News) The funeral of Loomis VanHorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Egbert VanHorn was held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. Johnstone of Troy. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
The death of Howard Cole, of East Troy closed the almost eighty chapter of a live record which began in Leona on January 29th, 1840, and ended when he passed to the life eternal on Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, 1919. Howard Cole was the son of Fanning and Caroline Cole, and was one of a family of five sons and one daughter.
On Dec. 25, 2884 he was married to Miss Nellie Louise Allen at her home in East Troy, and for the past thirty-three years they have resided at “Robinhurst,” the scene of his death.
Although failing health had for a number of years caused apprehension in the minds of his family and friends his death came very unexpectedly. Without marked suffering he quietly breathed his last. God’s finger touched him and he slept “the sleep that knows no waking. He will be greatly missed in the home as well as in the community. His gentlemanly manner and genial personality won for him many friends, who are saddened when they remember that he lives only in memory, that his bodily presence has passed from us, but the spirit lives with God.
Accuracy and precision were acteristic of the man. No where was this more in evidence in earlier years to the execution of musical numbers. He was a lover of music. His ability as a director was recognized and at one time Mr. Cole was instructor of four bands—Troy, East Troy, Leona, West Burlington as well as chorister in the M. E. Church for a number of years.
On Nov. 7, 1861, he enlisted as a musician in the 53rd Regimental Band. To him was accorded the distinction of playing the cornet when that famous band led in the historic march of Sherman to the sea.
He was one of 4 brothers who served their country in the Civil War. After enlisting in ’61, he was discharged Feb. 15, ’62, then re-enlisted Dec. 9, ’63 in the 137th New York, being a member of the band, 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 26th Army Corps; and was finally discharged June 12, 1865. Besides his widow he is survived by an adopted son, Dr. Lloyd Gamble Cole, of the Blossburg State Hospital staff. Also, two brothers; William B. of Chicago, who was with him at the time of his death, and F. C. Cole, of Seaford, Del. He was a member of the Methodist church and a member of the official board of that church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at his home on Saturday, October 18th, by his pastor, Rev. C. L. Terrell.
His remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Glenwood cemetery in Troy in the Cole plot.
The G.A.R. attended in a body and conducted services at the grave.
Mrs. Smith’s Memorial to Her Mother Consecrated.
The service in St. Paul’s church last Sunday morning in commemoration of the Feast of All Saints, took the especial form of a memorial to Mrs. Margaret Searles Spencer, who died on Feb 15th, 1919, at Little River, Florida.
Mrs. Spencer was a faithful and devout member of the church in Troy for many years, and her loving spirit and quick appreciation of all that was good and beautiful made her greatly beloved. Her loyal devotion to her church was beautifully expressed by the gift in loving memory of her, made by her daughter, Mrs. Winchell Smith—a brass cross and pair of seven-branched candlesticks for the altar of the church they both loved.
Volume LVI, #46, Thursday, November 13, 1919
Canton Man Killed When Train Hits Doctor’s Car on Crossing.
The side curtains on against the beating rain, the windshield so spatter with mud that he did not see the danger signal, Dr. A. E. Dann drove his roadster on the Troy street crossing at Canton about 3 Wednesday afternoon ahead of a south bound freight train. With him was Robert Northrup. The locomotive whirled the automobile aside. Dr. Dann was thrown clear of the car but Mr. Northrup was caught in the wreck. Several of his ribs were broken, his hip injured and he sustained internal injuries. He was taken to the home of George Andrews where Dr. Dann and other physicians attended him until he died at 11 o’clock Wednesday night. Dr. Dann was bruised only. Mr. Northrup was a village mail carrier, 26 years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Northrup and brother of Delos Northrup of Canton. He served with the 64th Ballon Company in California during the war, and in every way merited the high esteem in which he was held. H was a Mason—member of the Canton Blue Lodge and Commandery and of the Troy Royal Arch lodge of Knights Templar. Funeral services will be held at the home in Canton at 1 Saturday afternoon.
W. W. Brooks, Civil War Veteran Enlisted at 15.
Waldo W. Brooks, 70 years old, well known among Troy veterans of the civil war, expired at his home last Saturday, Nov. 8th, following a long illness. Enlisting with his twin brother Wallace before he was 15, Mr. Brooks had the distinction of being one of the very youngest soldiers to respond to his country’s summons from this county. Tow other brothers were in the army. He served twenty-two months in the 161st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Both of his sons, Harry and Lee were soldiers in the world war. The latter was killed in battle in the Argonne Forest in France on Sept. 26, 1918. His widow survives and one son, Harry Brooks, of Williamsport. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon in the M. E. church at East Troy, the Rev. G. M. Whiting, his pastor, officiating. The deceased was a member and former officer of the Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic, both of which were represented at the obsequies. The bearers and color guards were from Troy Post of the American Legion, two from the navy and six from the army. Interment was in Hilton cemetery.
(Sylvania News) Dr. and Mrs. B. O. Card attended the funeral of the latter’s uncle, Wayland Burdick, which was held at his family home in Elmira on Tuesday.
(Local News) Shortly after 2 Wednesday afternoon, W. M. Shores, 76, dropped dead on his farm near Towanda where for many years he was express agent.
(Local News) On the new state road near Milan, Tuesday morning, Lacey Babcock, 29, a steam shovel engineer, was instantly killed by the explosion of a stick and a half of dynamite the fuse of which he thought had gone out after being lighted for twenty minutes.
(Local News) Mrs. Alpheus A. Morse, mother of the Rev. Edward P. Morse died Monday morning at her home in Essex, N.Y. She was 87 years old and had been ill for the last three years, the last year of which she was confined to her bed. Mr. and Mrs. Morse went Monday afternoon to Essex and Mrs. Morse will go on to Bosenman, Mont., for a visit to her son, John Morse and family.
Mrs. Elmina Scott Elliott expires Suddenly.
Mrs. Elmina J. Elliott died suddenly last Sunday afternoon at the home in this boro of her son, E. C. Nichols with whom for a number of years she has made her home. Though 89 per her last birthday, Mrs. Elliott was known for her activity of mind and body. She asked if the family were going to the funeral of Mrs. C. J. Case, an acquaintance, only a few moments before her own summons came. She was a sister of Thomas M. Scott of Troy township. Mr. Nichols is the only survivor of her immediate family. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic church at 10 Tuesday morning, and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery owing to the crowded condition of St. John’s cemetery.
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(Local News) Mrs. Catherine O’Connor and Misses Anna O’Connor and Nora Honrigan attended the funeral in Canton today of Mrs. Michael Finnell.
Mrs. Myron Allen.
Following an operation on the preceding Wednesday, Mrs. Myron Allen (Leah L. Hulslander) passed away at the Allentown hospital on Saturday morning, Nov. lst, aged 44. She had been in poor health for a number of years. She was converted and united with the Baptist church while a student at Mansfield Normal school, and was at the time of her death a member of Grace Baptist church at Center Valley, Pa. Besides her husband and son of 11, and her mother, there survive three sisters—Mrs. B. Bailey of …lly, Pa.; Mrs. A. Vandiver of Elmira, N.Y.; Mrs. C. Lane of Towanda, and one brother Alfred Hulslander of Burlington. The body was brought to the home of her mother and funeral services were held in the Burlington Baptist church on Nov. 4th, the Rev. Whitehead of Elmira, a former pastor officiating. The singing was by Mr. and Mrs. George Robbins of Sullivan, cousins of the Hulslander family.
(Local News) Frederick Kerrick whose home for twelve years had been with his daughter, Mrs. A. R. Johnson, expired Tuesday night at the Johnson home in Elmira street, aged 87 years, 10 months and 6 days. Mr. Kerrick married Melvina Berry, May 6, 1855, and began housekeeping at Gillett. Subsequently he lived in Springfield, South Creek and Grover. He was a veteran of the civil war, Co. C., 132nd Penn. Infantry, and took part in the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. He is survived by Mrs. Johnson and two sons, Arthur of Middlebury, and Fremont Kerrick of Ridgway, Pa. Another daughter, Sarah died some years ago. Private funeral services are to be held at the home at one o’clock Friday, and interment will be at Gillett.
Volume LVI, #48, Thursday, November 27, 1919
His Captain Tells Parents How Stephen C. Kennedy Made Supreme Sacrifice.
The manner of Stephen C. Kennedy’s death has just been made clear after an agonizing year of uncertainty after an agonizing year of uncertainty. For months he was carried on the lst of the “missing”. Then his name was transferred to the official roll of the honored dead, but no conclusive evidence was had until his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kennedy of Leona, a few days ago received from Capt. H. C. Bate of Co. C, 60th Infantry, a letter as follows:
“It was in the middle of the great Meuse-Argonne offensive, the 42d day of battle in which the American Army broke the German lines and hurled the enemy out of France. The 5th Division was ordered into the line Oct. 12. The Germans had fallen back to the second great line of resistance, the “Krinhilde Stelling. The key to the line was the little town of Cunel.
The 60th infantry was ordered to take this town on the morning of Oct. 14. During the early morning hours, two front line companies hovered in hiding back of the crest about 500 yards from Cunel. Promptly at 8:30 o’clock the companies leaped forward and in the face of a most terrific machine gun fire swept forward, took the town and cleaned the Germans out of a great part of the woods beyond. Company C lost 97 officers and men killed or wounded that morning, or about 50 per cent.
“Stephen was hit, either by shell fire just before jumping over the top or by a machine bullet in his advance on the town. He was not mutilated and died without great pain.
“The men who fell at Cunel were laid to rest by willing hands, directed by the chaplains, near where they fell, and a simple cross erected over them hallowing the spot. Since the armstice, however, all these men have been removed to the great cemetery between Cunel and Romange, the greatest American cemetery on foreign soil where 30,000 of our boys sleep, their graves kept green by army watches and by the grateful ministration of the French government and people.”
“I grew to think very highly of your son. He was one of the steadiest men in my platoon. He was very adept in the automatic rifle. He was the quickest man in the company to take it apart and put it together.
“He was though highly of by his officers and by his comrades. Let me console you for his loss. Stephen died to gain a glorious victory. No man can do more for his country and his siloman.”
(Austinville News) The community was saddened by the death of
Mrs. Martha Johnson, Sunday at here home here. She was .. years old
and is survived by her husband and six children. Burial services
were at the house Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock. Interment in
The out of town friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barnes of Grover, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Hall, Mrs. Bertha Dunbar of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Brown and children Irene and Harold, Mrs. Charles Chace, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bixby of Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall and Geo. Hall of Columbia X. Roads, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Prince and son of …… and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Soper of Roseville and Mr. Perry Wheeler, Mrs. Irene Savacool and son of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Johnson of Dannsville, N.Y. and Mrs. Jesse Wheeler of Elmira.
(Local News) Mrs. Margaret Phoenix, widow of the Rev. J. L. Phoenix, expired suddenly Monday afternoon at her boarding place in the W. H. Spencer home in Elmira street. Mrs. Phoenix had been in poor health for months from heart trouble. She was 71, and had been a respected resident of Troy for many years. The funeral will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Disciple church and interment will be in the Phoenix lot in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume LVI, #49, Thursday, December 4, 1919
(Local News) Mrs. Sarah Beach Clark, widow of Former Postmaster Melvin Clark died suddenly Thursday afternoon at the family home in Mansfield.
(Local News) Ann Elizabeth Adams died suddenly Wednesday night a week after coming to maker her home for the winter with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Baker and Miss Julia Adams, near this boro. She was the widow of Benj. F. Adams and 76 years old last September 6th. The funeral will be held at 2 Saturday afternoon at the Baker home and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Granville Center News) John Lowe who has been in poor health for some time past died very suddenly from heart trouble Wednesday, afternoon. His wife and one son survive to mourn his loss. At this writing arrangements have not been made.
(Granville Summit News) Mrs. Matilda Riggs suffered a shock last week Wednesday from which she never rallied and passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 84 years. Her long life, the most of which was spent in this vicinity, was a blessing to her family, the community and the church of which she was a devoted member. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fred Porter and Mrs. F. E. Shoemaker, three grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home and 2:00 at the M. E. Church, Windfall.
Volume LVI, #50, Thursday, December 11, 1919
(Local News) The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Holmes died Wednesday at the home on Paines Hill. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery on Friday.
(Local News) Mrs. M. T. Haxton was called to Chemung on Monday by the death of her uncle, Louis Grace. The funeral was held in Chemung and was in charge of the local Masonic lodge.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. John Lucky and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Price attended the funeral at Mansfield of Mrs. Luckey’s sister, Mrs. Richard Longbothum, who has been a great sufferer for months. The deceased was 54 years old and much respected.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Flick have notice from the government that the remains of their son, Milan W., have been taken from near where he fell in battle in France and reburied in Grave No. 38, Row 2, Plot A in the American Cemetery No. 636, at Bony, Alsane.
Volume LVI, #51, Thursday, December 18, 1919
Edmund B. Redington and Austin Leonard Pass Away on Successive Days.
Austin Leonard pioneer Jersey breeder of this county,
winner of innumerable prizes on gilt edge butter, and long prominent in
other ways, died last Friday morning at his home in Leona. He was
born on the farm on which he died April 20th, 1842, one of six children
of Lafayette and Polly Salisbury Leonard. He was graduated in 1862
from Mansfield Normal school on the board of trustees of which in later
years he served a long time. Elsewhere and as principal of the public
schools of Lock Haven he taught for a number of years. In 1882 he
married Anna VanHorne of Sycamore, Ill. Long a member of the official
heard of the Leona M.E. Church a Past Master of the Trojan Lodge of Masons,
a charter-member of Troy Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, a Director of the
Grange National Bank of Troy since its organization, and at an earlier
period a prominent supporter of the Troy Farmers Club and its fairs.
Mr. Leonard contributed in no small measure to the stable life of the community
in which he lived. The end came from no particular disease after
ten days only of confinement to his bed.
He is survived by his widow and one son, Charles Leonard who has been associated with him in business since 1912.
The funeral at 2 Sunday afternoon at the Leona church was largely attended. The Rev. Sears, his pastor, officiated. The committal services in Leonard cemetery on the farm so long his home was in charge of the Masons.
Widely know and respected, Edmund Bush Redington expired
last Saturday evening at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 27 days.
Since the death of his beloved wife in 1915, Mr. Redington has made his
home with his children, Mrs. H. K. Mitchell and Mr. Isaac Redington.
He died at the home of the former.
He was the son of G. F. and Martha Bush Redington and was born in this boro April 16, 1843. His parents moved when he was 5 to West End farm on the Sylvania road, where he resided for 66 years. He was married in 1864 to Maria Strait. Of their children four survive: George F. Redington of Waverly, N. Y.; Isaac S. of Troy township; Mrs. Lucy R. Smith of Elmira, and Mrs. Martha Mitchell of Troy. Always a good citizen, Mr. Redington was known also for his remarkable retentive memory and never failing sense of humor. His optimism stood him in good stead through number of years of lost sight and his going marks the passing of an outstanding figure the passing of an outstanding figure among the older residents of Western Bradford. Funeral services were held at the Mitchell home at 10 Monday morning, the Rev. N. Johnstone of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in the Redington lot in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Tioga County News) Lafayette Bailey, a veteran horseman and native of Rutland, dropped dead while exercising one of his horses on the Maple Avenue track in Elmira.
(Local News) John Dreste, brother of Herman Dreste, at one time
a resident of Granville and Elmira, died Wednesday in Florida.
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(Local News) Miss Florence Cole died Tuesday afternoon at the home in East Troy of her brother, Geo. Cole, with whom she had made her home until about ten years ago, when she went to live with her niece in Elmira, returning to East Troy in June of this years. She was 73 years old and death was due to pleurisy after only a few days serious illness. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Terrill officiating and burial will be in the Leona cemetery. Besides Mr. Cole the decedent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Stacy of Leona and Mrs. Frank Brooks of Elmira.
(Local News) Mrs. K. O. Holcombe died Monday morning at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. John Robinson, in Elmira where she had been for the
past two months. She was about 70 years old. A prayer service
was held at the home of her daughter in East Hudson street, Elmira on Tuesday
afternoon and the funeral was held at the family home on the road between
Troy and East Troy on Wednesday. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Holcombe is survived by three sons,
G. A. Holcombe of Superior, Wis., L. B. of Mainesburg, O. L. of Sayre and
a sister. Mrs. Nettie Repard of Mansfield.