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Subj:  obit-Did you see this one?
Date:  09/26/2001 8:02:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Betty Ellis)
Reply-to: (Betty Ellis)
To: (Joyce M. Tice)
The Wellsboro Gazette  - 9/26/2001
Helen G. Rose, 87, of Alpine, N.Y., formerly of Horseheads, N.Y., and Mansfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her daughter's cottage on Cayuta Lake, Alpine, N.Y. Born Aug. 20, 1914, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Denhoff) Gaylord.

She was a lifelong member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. She loved her family, birds, flowers and gardening. Preceding her in death were her husband of 51 years, Denzel "Happy" Rose; son, Phillip; sons-in-law, Paul Grove and Harold Waite.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Waite of Pine City, N.Y.; grandchildren, Tim (Christine) Smith of Vestal, N.Y., Judy (Tim) Coleman of Corning, N.Y., Jeanne (Michael) Reagan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Barcie, Hal, Mike and Danny Waite of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kathy (Dr. John) Germak of Columbus, Ohio, Kelly, Phil Jr. and Stacy, all of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Angela and Adam Smith, Colin Reagan, Jessica and Zoe Waite, Andy, Matt, Juliana, Katherine and Christina Germak; daughter-in-law, Margaret Rose.

Calling hours were held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Mainesburg, with funeral services held there with the Rev. Howard T. Woodruff and the Rev. Ellie Haber officiating. Burial was made at Roseville Community Cemetery, Roseville. Memorial donations may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church Building Fund; or to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830.

Arrangements were handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. 

Subj:  Bradford County Veterans
Date:  11/29/2001 10:23:45 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Kenny Peterson)
There is a correction on my ggggrandfather's name.  It is Chester C. (Chapel) Wage.
I also have a newspaper clipping about him.  If your interested in posting it, please feel free.  It came out of my gggradmother's scrapbook.  I also have a copy of his dairy, ship log, of where he had been, to many dates to try and get right, so if your interested I'll mail it to you, just give me your address.  I think you've done a wonderful job with this website!  I'm trying to do my part in my area by cataloging and posting the cemeteries here in Columbia County, Georgia.

Chester C. Wage born in Springfield, Mass., February 7, 1813, he with his parents moved to what was know as Ridge Road in Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pa. when he was only 6 months old, and lived there until 3 years of age, when his father, John D. Wage took up a tract of land, all woods on the South Hill, Bradford Co.  He remembers distinctly of hearing the howling and screeching of wolves and other wild animals.  While growing into manhood he helped to clear many acres of land.  He obtained a common school education, good for those days in a log school house.  At the age of 20 years he in company with his cousin, Goodnough, walked to Massachusetts, there being no railroad at the time.  He worked in Boston as a bartender until the spring of 1834 when he returned to "old" Pa.  In the fall of 1834 he went back to Boston and in January 1835, he enlisted in the United States Navy and helped to fit out the U.S. Ship "Constitution" and sailed out of Boston Harbor the second day of March.  He crossed the Atlantic Ocean four times and has been in each of the four corners of the globe having sailed more than 48,000 miles on the "big waters".  He has experienced many narrow escapes.  Once during a heavy storm, Old Ironside, was thrown on her beam end in which position she was held for 48 hours, once the crew came near mutiny, once during a dark nigh while sailing through the narrow Dardanelles from the Mediterranean Sea, it was discovered that they barely missed the ragged rocks.

    Chester C. Wage who before the mast on the frigate "Constitution" know as "Old Ironside" vessel which played an important part in the making of the history of the United States died at the home of his son in Tuscarora Township on Saturday, October 5.
    Mr. Wage was born near Boston, Mass., on February 7, 1813 and with his parents moved to Bradford County when only six months old.  In a local school house he obtained a common school education, considering good for those days.  At the age of 20 years he in the company with his cousin Goodnough, walked to Massachusetts, there being no railroads at the time, in January 1835 he enlisted in the United States Navy and helped to fit out the frigate "Constitution".
    He sailed out of Boston harbor the second day of the following March in search of pirates.  He crossed the ocean four times and has been in each of the four quarters of the globe having sailed more than 48,000 miles experiencing many thrilling adventures.
    Mr. Wage remembered well the ordeal the sailors through, the cleaning and "shinning up Old Ironsides" as she lay at anchor near London, for the reception of the Royal Family, Queen Victoria had not been crowned at the time.  Mr Wage had an older brother, John, who went on a whaling voyage in the South Seas.  After some years the captain wrote that on their voyage home they land at Madagascar where he took the fever and died and was buried in the Indian Ocean.
Subj:  Hi Joyce! Relatives
Date:  12/13/2001 11:34:18 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bernard Ozinga)

Hi Joyce!

I just read your family tree & figured out that we're probably relatives of some sort....wonder if you agree.

I read your family tree & wonder if you believe that Mary Hart who married John Dean & became the parents of John Dean born 1803, was the daughter of  Richard Hart & Mary Snowden?  If so, my ancestor Sarah was her sister.

Sarah Hart was born Nov 28, 1764 in Ewing Mercer (now Hunterdon) New Jersey & she married her second cousin, Timothy Hart Dec 14, 1784. He was son of Joseph Hart & Frances Phillips.  Joseph Hart was son of Joseph Hart & Susannah.....Sarah's father Richard Hart was son of John Hart & Sarah.  Both John Hart who married Sarah & Joseph Hart Sr. were son of John Hart & Mary Hunt.

Timothy & Sarah moved to New York, Peruville, Groton area of Tompkins Co, New York.  Their daughter Frances married Reuben Darling, about 1820, one of the first settlers of Tompkins County.  Their daughter Sarah, born about 1821 married Julius Bement, son of John Bement & Betsey Hitchcock.  Sarah & Julius had Frances Bement who married Thomas Darby in Cortlandville in 1865, & they had my Great Grandfather Lucius in 1868.  When Lucius was 8 months old, the family moved west to Clarksville, Iowa where they still own the same farm settled by Thomas & Frances so long ago.  Thomas died in 1900, Frances in 1920, & their only son Lucius became the father of 11, my Granfather Clarence is their oldest son.  He died in 1985.

Do you think we're related?

I was looking on the Chemung pages to see if I could find any evidence of Franklin B. Darby, a dentist in Elmira in 1910.  But I didn't find anything.  Rev. Chauncey Darby a Baptist MInister from Chenango County & Cortland County, had two dentist sons, Dr. Charles Hammond DArby who moved to St. Joseph Missouri in 1866, and married Ada leonard, they had ADa Claire Darby, the well known children's book writer.  Dr. Charles brother , Dr. Edwin Tyler Darby was the head of the University of Pennsylvania Dental college for over 40 years - he owned a summer cottage in Skaneateles, which his Great Grandaughter still owns....anyway.... In an obit for Dr. Charles Hammond Darby, it mentions that he had a cousin, also a dentist, in Elmira, New you have any suggestions about finding information on him?

Bye, Lynda

St. Joseph (Missouri) News Press, May 14, 1910

He had been a  Practicing Dentist in St. Joseph for many years!  PROMINENT IN THIS STATE
Natives of New York State and Son of A Baptist clergyman - Was a member of many Dental Associations during life!

One of the city's pioneer dentists was lost to St. Joseph today by the death at his home, 1205 Francis Street, of Dr. Charles Hammond Darby, after an illness of only a week.  He would have been sixty-seven years old July 3, next.  St.  He practiced his profession in St. Joseph since 1866.  He always had been a physician of high ethical standards and his one hobby was the indulgence of his taste for keeping in the advance guard of modern dentistry, and introducing new modes of procedure.

The first dental engine in Missouri was used by Doctor Darby, the first rubber dam utilized in a patients mouth in Missouri, was in his office, and  nitrous oxide gas for extraction had its first Missouri use by him.  Jenkins porcelain now in general use by the profession was demonstrated for the first time in America by Doctor Darby at the thirty-first anniversary of the Chicago Dental Society.

The Odontographic Society of Kansas City, at a meeting Jan 8, 1909, rendered Doctor Darby, one of the membership and unique testimonial by giving him a fine drinking set, cut glass, sliver encrusted, comprising a decanter and glasses.  There was no occasion for the presentation other than the society's regard for a member, and Doctor Darby often referred to the gift among his friends, as being one of his most prized possessions.  The Odontographic Society's exclusive membership includes the leading dental practitioners of Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Topeka.

HIS DEATH A SURPRISE:  Those who saw the familiar figure of the pioneer dentist in St. Joseph will be surprised at the news of his death.  He was about his office as usual a week ago, but when he became ill, he sank rapidly.  His death, at 4:50 o'clock this morning, was due to a complication of diseases, including grip, pneumonia, and a constitutional kidney trouble.  He is survived by his second wife, to whom he was married in 1880.  She was Mrs. C.S. Hawx, widow of the first Episcopal bishop of Missouri, and daughter of Judge Abiel J. Leonard of Fayette, a former member of the state supreme court.   He is survived by the widow, a daughter, Miss Ada C. Darby, and two stepdaughters, Miss Mary Hawks & Mrs. George A. Dunbar.  He has a brother in Philadelphia, Dr. Edwin T. Darby and a cousin, Dr. Frank B. Darby, also a dentist, in Elmira, N.Y.

Dr. Darby was born in Greene, Chenango County, N.Y. in 1844.  His father, the Rev. Chauncey Darby was a Baptist minister, and his mother was a Quaker.  He was educated at Courtland Academy, Homer, N.Y. and when the Civil War began, he worked two years at the Springfield United States Armory, manufacturing Springfield rifles.  He studied dentistry a year with Dr. Ransome Walker, at Owego, N.Y, practiced a year in Fairfield, Iowa, and in June, 1866, he came to St. Joseph.  His office was over Garlichs' pharmacy, at the southwest corner of Third and Felix streets, and Dr. Robert Gunn shared it with him.  While retaining his residence in St. Jospeh, Doctor Darby returned east and was graduated from the Pennsylvania Dental College, Philadelphia, with the class of 1867.  About the time he returned to St. Joseph, he removed his office to the southeast corner of Third and Francis streets, where the Postal Telegraph building just had been finished.

Dr. J. M. Austin was Doctor Darby's partner for nearly twenty years, 1877 to 1896 to be exact.  For the last seventeen or eighteen years, since the completion of the German American National Bank Building, Doctor Darby's office was there.  He was one of the original tenants.  In late years, Dr. J. G. Morgan has occupied a suite with him.  Doctor Darby had lived for thirty-five years in the two story brick house where he died.  Doctor Darby's connection with general dental affairs extended to membership in the American Dental Association, the Missouri State Dental Association and The Odontographic Society of Kansas City. He was president of the state society for a year.  the Odontographic Society presentation a year ago was typical of the favor with which his associates long had regarded him.  Dr. C. L. Hungerford of Kansas City made the presentation speech during which he said:

" But, especially, I want to call your attention to the fact that we also have other men at whose feet we have stooped for wisdom, men whose long lives have been devoted to the practice of their profession, who have made progress, and with whom we have been associated for many, many years;  one, especially, among them, who is thought of and known in familiar parlance as "The Old Aristocrat".  When that term is mentioned, we think of Dr. Charles H. Darby of St. Joseph.  A synonym of all that is comprised in the word "gentleman".  All that a gentleman can be Synonymous with all the good and gracious forces that flow through men's hearts and minds, and make their lives profitable to themselves and a benediction to these with whom they are associated".  It is announced that the funeral  of Doctor Darby will be Monday at 10:30 A.M., from the residence.  Interment will be at Mount More Cemetery

Lynda & B.J. Ozinga
Subj:  Obituaries of Tri-County: Chemung County, New York
Date:  2/25/2002 5:00:34 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bernard Ozinga)

Elmira Star Gazette, Wednesday, Dec 2, 1936:

"Dr. Franklin B. Darby, dean of Elmira dentists, died Tuesday at 11 A.M. at his home, 304 West church Street; after an extended illness.  He was 90.

Dr. Darby retired in 1914 after more than a half century of work in his profession.  Among his patients during his many years as a dentist in Elmira was Mark Twain.

As an active practitioner, and even after his retirement, Doctor Darby was the recipient of many honors in the dental profession. He lectured at the dental school of the University of Buffalo on orthodontia.  He served as president of the New York State Dental Society and was one of the founders of the Sixth District Dental Society of which he was twice elected president.  Principles which Dr. Darby contributed to the organization in its infancy are reflected in the modern tenets of the society.

When he retired in 1914, Dr. Darby's work in the interests of the profession was acclaimed at a testimonial inner in Owego.  Leading dentist from all parts of the Southern Tier and New York State paid him tribute.

Dr. Darby was known in Elmira for his charitable and kindly nature.  He enjoyed an extensive practice and was respected and loved by his patients.


Doctor Darby was the first graduate dentist in Elmira. He was born in 1846 in Greene, Chenango County.  At 17 he entered a mercantile store in Owego as a clerk, but after two years decided to study dentistry, enrolling in the Pennsylvania Dental College.

Upon graduation in 1866, he returned to Owego and formed a partnership with Dr. Ransom Walker.  He established his own office in Owego in 1869 and practiced there until 1876 when he moved to Elmira, opening an office at 126 East Church Street.  He built an office at 306 West church Street a short time later and practiced there until he retired.  Dr. Darby took an active interest in civic and community affairs.  He served for many years on the Arnot-Ogden Hospital Board and was at one time president of the Elmira Country Club.  He was a member of the Park Church."

 Dr Franklin B. Darby was the son of Lucius & Sarah Perkins Darby, from Greene, Chenango Co, New York.  He married Mary Elizabeth Wheadon, dau of Charles H. Wheadon & Cordelia Short and had (4) children, 3 daughters of whom survived to adulthood.  Daughter Frances Wheadon married Charles Petrie, son Harland Wheadon died at age (5) and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elizabeth "Bessie" Cordelia Darby married John Grolle & moved to Pennsylvania, & daughter Dorothy Darby took care of her parents, & died unmarried in 1940 in Elmira.

Lynda & B.J. Ozinga

Subj:  obit
Date:  1/3/2002 4:42:43 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Betty Ellis)
Reply-to: (Betty Ellis)
To: (Joyce M. Tice)
bte - 1/3/2002
MABLE M. Age 74, of 22 Buffards Court, Wellsboro, Pa. died January 1, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the wife of Ronald I. Enderle whom she married November 13, 1965. She was born December 18, 1927 in Roseville , Pa., the daughter of the late Cecil and Sarah Smith Griffin. She was a Home Economics Major at Mansfield State College. She recently retired from Martha Lloyd Community Services, Inc., Troy Pa. where she had worked as a residential manager since 1985. She was also a former employee of Mansfield State College where she worked in housekeeping. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, Pa. and she liked to do crafts, crocheting, needlework and counted cross stitching and making clothes. Surviving other than her Husband are a Daughter, Debra K. Enderle, Wellsboro, Pa.; Brother and Sister-in-law, Clifton and Phyllis Griffin, Mansfield Pa., Several Nieces, Nephews, Grand Nieces and Nephews, and Cousins. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on January 5, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, Pa. with Pastor Jerry Warmath officiating. A luncheon will follow in the Church Annex. Donations in her memory can be made to the Adult Basic Education Program at Mansfield University, %Mansfield Foundation, Mansfield, Pa. 16933, where she worked as a literacy volunteer. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home". 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 
Subj:  Constance Slocombe Rapson
Date:  1/19/2002 1:52:35 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Michael Rapson)

I couldn't find the obit, but I do have the dates for my mom.....
Constance Slocombe Rapson, 82, born in Syracuse, NY Feb. 1, 1917 died in Syracuse Oct. 11, 1999 wife of Edward Brosnan Rapson, buried at St. Lukes Oct.1999

Edward Rapson buried St. Lukes June 2001
Thank You Again,
Michael Rapson

Subj:  Doris McClure Finnerty Obit
Date:  1/31/2002 6:35:38 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:  PrivateArt
To:  JoyceTice
Hi Joyce,
    I'm submitting the following obituary of Doris G. McClure Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, daughter of Alfred McClure and Grace Thorpe, for inclusion on the Tri-Counties website. I was so happy to receive this. I've been searching for the names of Doris's husband and children for six years!

—Sheryl Varon

Doris G. Finnerty, age 79, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Friday, August 17, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., she was a patient there for two weeks. Born June 14, 1922 at Burdette, N.Y., she was the daughter of Alfred and Grace Thorpe McClure.
    She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Finnerty who died Oct. 30, 1999. She assisted her late husband in the operation of the family farm for many years. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.
    Surviving are three sons, Alfred Andrew (Beverly) Finnerty, Gavin Lewis (Ellen) Finnerty, Dale Johnson (Ida) Finnerty all of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., one daughter Judy Grace Arena (Vincent) of Athens, Pa., eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister Ada (Clarence) Morey of Waverly, N.Y.
    She was preceded in death by a grandson James in 1991 and two brothers Lewis and Raymond McClure.
    The family is invited to attend a private funeral service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr., Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuedsay. Burial will be in Bradford Memorial Park.

Subj:  Obituary of Sloan Kingsley Ross
Date:  1/29/2002 9:55:07 PM Eastern Standard Time

I have a picture of Sloan and also a wedding picture of his son, Elmer, who was married at the Troy fairgrounds.  WOuld you be interested in them?  I also have a picture which we believe to be Sloans father, David A Ross, along with three other gentlemen.  This picture must have been taken in the 1860's because he died in 1868.

Here is Sloan's Obituary, I do not know the exact date or the paper it came out of.  My Great Grandmother had all of these clipping and made copies for my mother but now we dont know exactly where they are from.

Obituary  : The funeral of Sloan K. Ross, late of Burlington, PA will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Burlington, PA, Sunday at 2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. Roy Brague of Cincinnatus, NY will officiate.  The remains repose in the Gustin undertaking rooms at Troy, PA, until Sunday noon.

Subj:  Empire Produce Co.
Date:  7/31/2001 8:43:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:  ElnrGH
To:  JoyceTice

I'm sure Empire Produce is now another Co. or maybe out of business.  During the 30's and World War II years, my uncle, Kenneth Lewis, was in charge of the ripening room at Empire Produce.  The bananas would be shipped green to the building along the railroad siding and laborers would unload the bananas to be ripened for delivery
to the local stores.  My uncle at different times would show us the specimens of wild life that sometimes came in with the stems of bananas.  A laborer would be carrying a great stem of bunches of bananas over his shoulder.  Sometimes a snake or spider would crawl down his chest.  My uncle put them in a jar of alchohol to show his family and friends.  As children, we found it fascinating! Eleanor Wendel Gunter Hobbs.

“Corning Department” (Not sure which paper), February 5, 1933
JOSEPH E. HAYES, Branch Manager

James Leroy Nixon Dies After Eventful Career; Founded, Edited Papers

Corning, Feb. 5 – James Leroy Nixon, 82, long a prominent newspaper man in New York State, died at the Corning Hospital, Sunday at 12:27 p.m., after suffering a prolonged illness.

For the past several years Mr. Nixon has resided in West Caton, his birthplace, enjoying the fruits of a long and active life amid the scenes of his boyhood days.  His home was the gathering place of his many friends who invariably received a hearty welcome and bountiful hospitality.

Mr. Nixon rose from obscurity as a poor farm boy to a position of prominence in newspaper circles.  He was born Apr. 8, 1851, the son of George Patrick and Rachel Hunt Nixon, pioneer settlers in the Town of Caton.  He attended a country school and spent many hours working on a farm, all the while laying plans for his future.

Fifty-three years ago, he came to this city to learn the printing trade at the office of the Corning Daily Journal which was owned by the late Dr. George W. Pratt, grandfather of the present district attorny of Steuben County.  Not content to absorb the mechanics of a newspaper office, Mr. Nixon tried his hand at reporting, a business in which he soon became extremely proficient.

Having acquired a liberal education under the tutelage of Dr. Pratt, Mr. Nixon went to Spencer, N.Y. where he established the Spencer Herald.  He later founded the Chemung Valley Reporter in Horseheads and subsequently entered the employ of the Elmira Star-Gazette, remaining with that paper until he became city editor of the Sunday Telegram, owned at that time by Harry Brooks.

Seeking new world’s to conquer, the capable young journalist went to Buffalo to accept the post of city editor of the Buffalo Courier.  In this capacity he met with such conspicuous success that he was tendered and accepted the office of managing editor of the Buffalo Enquirer in which post he gained wide recognition.  When the Enquirer was discontinued, Mr. Nixon went with the Buffalo Commercial in an official capacity.

Devoting all his spare time to writing, Mr. Nixon authored a number of books, including “The Maid of Ontario,” “The Life of Christ,” and “The Spirit of P.S.C..”  The last named book dealt with the subject of chiropractics, to which Mr. Nixon turned his mind after middle age.  His work is now being used as a text book in one of the large chiropractic schools, where he studied after leaving the newspaper profession.

Mr. Nixon spent some time in Davenport, Iowa, before coming to this city to open an office for the practice of chiropractics.  In 1915, he was a member of the Constitutional Committee of New York State, being named from the Buffalo District, and during the World War he was chairman of the Draft Board in Buffalo.

Intimate with scores of statesmen and leading politicians he declined to accept public office.  It is said that he was the clsoe friend of a number of governors and others in high official circles from whom he might have obtained any favor in the way of appointment to office.  He waived the acceptance of such honors on the grounds that they might handicap him as a newspaper man and critic.

During his residence in Buffalo, Mr. Nixon, an ardent and enthusiastic Mason, founded Cushman Lodge No. 829 and became the first master of the unit, which was formed in his own home.  He was a member of the Buffalo Consistory, Buffalo Shrine, Royal Arch Masons, and was patron of Osseo Chapter No. 386, of the Eastern Star Order in Buffalo.

Mr. Nixon was married twice and survived both of his wives.  Fifty-six years ago, he was united in marriage with Miss Susie Cortright.  Years after her death, he married Miss Sarah Compton, who has since died.

Survivors are two sons, George W., and D.C. Nixon, Elmira; three daughters, Mrs. Hugh B. Muisener, Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Stewart Aikenhead, Cleveland, and Mrs. J.C. Field, New York City.  He leaves 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Lewis Elliott, East Third Street, at whose home he was a frequent visitor.

The body has been removed to the Stover funeral home, 327 [number blurry] East Second Street, from which place the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Guy Ovenshire, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.  Services at the grave in Hope Cemetery will be conducted by the Masonic Order, probably by the lodge founded by Mr. Nixon in Buffalo.
Submitted by Lorraine Latta - Lorraine

Date:  4/8/2002 11:40:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Kenny Peterson)

Elmira Star Gazette dated June 16, 1949
    Waverly-Legrand Peterson, 81, of Chemung is in "poor" condition at the Tioga County General Hospital following an automobile accident in Chemung Village shortley before midnight Wednesday.
    Taken to the hospital in the Valley ambulance, he is reported to have a possible fracture right arm, possible hip fracture, and probably internal injuries.
    Peterson is reported to have been one of six passengers in an automobile that overturned on the road, south of Chemung village, leading to Wilawana.  He is believed to have been the only one injuried.
    State plice said the car was driven by Richard Carnel of West Danby.

Elmira Star Gazette dated June 17, 1949
    Legrand Peterson, 81, of Chemung died Thursday evening, June 15, 1949, at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lenora Peterson; sons, Claude of Horseheads, Raymond of Millerton, Pa., Howard with the U.S. Army in Germany, Delose and Clifford, both at home; step-son, Thomas Peterson of Elmira RD; daughters, Mrs. Lena Gillette of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Grace Orme of Elmira, Mrs. Shirley Gopodwin of Ithaca, Miss Eldora and Miss Beverly Peterson, both at home; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg, and will be moved to the home of daughter, Mrs. Orme, 618 E. Third St., Elmira, where friends may call after 8 pm today.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 pm, Rev. L.A. Gukles.   Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flatts.

Subj:  Obituaries
Date:  4/18/2002 8:23:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Gladys Engel)
To: (Joyce Tice)

Joyce:  I'm sending obituaries and items relating to Flood family and mine also. See Also Flood Bible Records

May 19, 1931 - Lyle Choate Flood, aged 73 and widow of the late Dr. Frank Flood, former mayor of Elmira died at her home here with her daughter, Mrs. L. R. Guillaume, at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, May 19th, from a heart attack after only a few hours of serious illness.  A member of the famous Choate family, she was born in Seneca County, New York, and resided for over twenty years in Elmira before coming to Troy to make her home with her daughter.  Of kindly and companionable disposition, Mrs. Flood was endowed with a keen sense of humor and endeared herself to all who came in contact with her. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and of St. Paul's Guild. Mrs. Flood is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Minerva Guillaume and Mrs. Constance Page, Binghamton, one brother, Willis Choate, Binghamton, and a sister Mrs. D. C. Burroughs, Windsor, NY.  The funeral will be held from St. Paul's tomorrow (Friday) morning at
11 o'clock, her Pastor, the Rev. Fred W. Trombore officiating and burial will be in the family plot in the Interlaken, NY cemetery.

Mrs. Minerva Guillaume, 83, of Troy, died Thursday at the Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Guillaume was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy, and was the first president of the Troy Music Club.  She was a former Latin and French teacher at Troy High School where she also directed the school orchestra and school plays for several years.
Surviving are her husband, Leo, two nieces, Mrs. Owen Baumgardner of Williamsport, Sister Mary Fidelis of Philadelphia; three nephews, Lawrence Beck, Clarence Beck and Harry English of Williamsport.
Funeral and committal services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy, Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Zaferis Jeffery officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy   1973

Leo R. Guillaume dies; Retired Troy Educator
Leo R. Guillaume, 94, of Troy, a native of Brookside, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1980 in Troy Community Hospital.   Mr. Guillaume established the agricultural department in Troy High School in 1913, the first of four high school agriculture departments established in the state that year.
  At the time of his retirement from teaching in 1948, there had been seven students at Troy who had been awarded the coveted American Farmer Award and 40 students who had been named Pennsylvania Keystone Farmers.
  Mr. Guillaume was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University when it was known as a college.  Upon his retirement, he operated a florist business in Troy.
  Mr. Guillaume was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Troy.  Born June 24, 1886, he was a son of Charles and Philomene Besancency Guillaume.  His wife, the former Minerva Flood, died Feb. 8 1973.  He was the uncle of Lawrence and Clarence Beck, Harry English and Mrs. Owen Baumgardner, of Williamsport, and Sister Mary Fidelis of Philadelphia.  There are no immediate survivors.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church at Troy with the Rev. Paul Baier, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

Gladys Engel

[Brazil, IN, 13 Dec 1932]




Had Been a Resident of Clay County for More Than Sixty Years -- Funeral Services Will Be Held Thursday Afternoon.

Mrs. Eugenia Pierce Carpenter, widow of William H. Carpenter, a veteran of the Civil war, died at 12:50 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Sourwine, 141 north Walnut street, after an illness of three weeks of general debility at the age of 87 years.  The deceased had enjoyed excellent health in spite of her advanced age until her last illness.

Mrs. Carpenter was born at Wysox, Pa., and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Pierce.  Shortly after the Civil war Mrs. Carpenter came to Clay county to live and had resided at Cloverland until a few years ago, since which time she had made her home with the daughter, Mrs. Sourwine.

Mrs. Carpenter had long been a devout member of the first Presbyterian church of this city and was also an active member of the Women's Relief Corps as long as her health permitted her to attend its meetings.  Mrs. Carpenter was loved and esteemed by her many neighbors and friends at Cloverland and in this city.

The surviving members of the family are four daughters and three sons as follows:  Mrs. G. E. Luce and Mrs. C. C. Sourwine, city;  Mrs. W. C. Dorsey, Terre Haute;  Mrs. W. H. Harris, Belleville, New Jersey; H. A. Carpenter, of Cloverland;  Dr. G. C. Carpenter, of Terre Haute, and John R. Carpenter, of Austin, Texas.  She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother and sister, Lilley C. Pierce, of St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Stella Reynolds, of this city.

Funeral services will be held at the Sourwine residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  ......(Can not find identiy of sumbtter

Obituary – Robson, Harold E. Sr.
Age 75, of Millerton, RD 2, Pa., Monday Oct. 27, 1975 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial Gray Valley Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wilbur of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Leon (Elaine) Bubacz of Suncook, N. H.; son, Harold Jr. of Covington, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Member of Church of Christ Deciples, Canoe Camp., Pa. Member of the I.O.O.F., Mansfield, retired Gray Valley Farmer, retired representative of The Central Petroleum Co. He was born April 21, 1900 in Canoe Camp, Pa., the son of Edward and Hattie Inscho Robson.
Florence RADNEY obit.

 RADNEY, Florence Rita Age 69 of 107 Lombard St. Towanda Died Saturday March 21,1981 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit.
 Florence was born Jan. 1, 1912 in Powell, PA, Daughter of Daniel and Margaret SPLAAN WEBSTER.  She spent her early life in the Powell and Towanda areas and attended St. Agnes School in Towanda, PA.  She married her husband Amos RADNEY on April 17,1931 and was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, PA.
 She is Survived by her husband, Amos, a Son and daughter in law ; Charles P.and Carolyn  RADNEY of RR 1 Towanda, a daughter and Son in law;   Patricia and Ronald Wanck of RR 1 Athens, PA.;   Brothers; Steve WEBSTER of Plainfield, NJ; Joseph WEBSTER of Painted Post, NY; James WEBSTER of Wysox, PA, one sister Mary SCHAAD of Towanda, PA.  12 Grandchildren, 9 Great -grandchildren ,several neices, nephews and cousins.
 She is predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Daniel Webster.
 Services held by Archer -Miller-Mccloskey Funeral Home of Towanda and Interment in Bradford County Memorial Park.

Joseph MCKERNAN Obit.

 Joseph E. MCKERNAN, 79, of Luthers Mills, Towanda RR 3, died Thursday afternoon May 3, 1990, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
 Born Jan. 25,1911, in New Albany , He was the son of Luke and Lura CHAPMAN MCKERNAN.
 Joseph attended St.Basils School in Dushore. and later on Dec 22,1934, he married Laura HAFLETT of Granville Summit.
 He was a vetran of WWII, having served in the Army.  In his early years, he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and the Corning Glass Corp.,Corning, NY. and was later subemployed as a carpenter in the area.
 Survivors include his wife, Laura, three Sons and daughters-in law; Joseph and Pat MCKERNAN of Towanda; Mike and Doris MCKERNAN of Monroeton; and Robert and Carol MCKERNAN  of Hersey, MI.; three daughters and sons in law; Carolyn and Charles RADNEY and Ruth and Joseph CLEVELAND of Towanda; and Elizabeth WALSH of Raleigh, NC.; 28 Grandchildren;30 Great Grandchildren; two sisters Evelyn MAHONEY  and Josephene WOLBACH of Towanda.  numerous neices, nephews and cousins.
 He was predeceased by and infant son and three brothers and eight sisters.
 Services held by Maryott Bowen, Interment held at Bradford County Memorial Park.


 Amos Paul RADNEY, 72, of Page Manor, Atherns, formerly of 107 Lombard st. Towanda, Died Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 1983, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following a long period of declining health.
 He was born  June 1, 1911 in Ralston, PA., the son of Charles D. and Carrie MCGLAUGHLIN RADNEY.
 He was a vetran of WWII and the Korean War , and was especially proud to have served his country in the US Army retiring with the rank of Sergeant.
 During WWII, Mr. RADNEY served in Both the China-India-Burma Theatre and the European Theatre where he received the Purple Heart and the ETO with three stars.  In the Korean War, he received the U.N. campaign ribbon with three stars and the bronze star with a V for heroism.
 Mr. RADNEY retired from GTE products Corp.  in 1966 following 10 years of service.
 He was a member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post and a lifetime member of Franklin Steam Engine Company NO. 1 of Towanda.
 Survived by a Son and Daughter -in-law, Charles P. and Carolyn RADNEY of Towanda, and Daughter and son-in -law Patricia and Ronald WANCK of Athens, PA; twelve Grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers;Lawrence RADNEY  of Athens, and Charles RADNEY  of Horseheads, NY. ; two sisters, Mrs. Maizie VANSICE of Elmira, NY and Mrs. Hazel BILLINGS of Page Manor, Athens, PA. ; Several  neices, nephews and cousins.
 He was preceeded in Death by his wife, Florence R.WEBSTER RADNEY,  on March 21,1981.  Services held by Maryott Bowen, interment in Bradford County Memorial Park. 


 Laura HAFLETT MCKERNAN,80, of Luthers Mills, Towanda, RD 3 died Monday morning, April 1,1991, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
 Born May 14, 1920 in Granville Summit, She was a daughter of Robert and Bessie VANHORN HAFLETT.
 Laura was a graduate od Canton High School Class of 1928, and also was a graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing Class of 1932.  She was formerly employed by Mills Community Hospital and later Memorial Hospital, Towanda, for a total of 37 years.
 On Dec.22,1934 she married Joseph MCKERNAN, who preceded her in death on May 3, 1990.
 Mrs. MCKERNAN's main interest in life surrounded her home and family and her nursing career.
 Surviving are theree sons and daughters-in law; Joseph and Pat MCKERNAN of Towanda, Mike and Doris MCKERNAN of Monroeton, and Robert and Carol MCKERNAN  of Hersey, Mich. ;  A daughter Elizabeth WALSH of Apex, NC ; two daughters and sons-in law ; Mary Carolyn and Charles RADNEY and Ruth and Joseph CLEVELAND of Towanda; 28 Grandchildren; 31 Great Grandchildren; a brother and sister in law ; George and Anna HAFLETT of Granville Summit ; a sister in law; Evelyn MAHONEY of Towanda ; several neices, nephues and cousins.
 She was also preceeded in death by an infant son.
 Funeral services held by Maryott Bowen in Towanda, Interment held at Bradford County Memorial Park.
Above submitted by (Colleen Radney)

Date:  6/25/2001 11:22:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Nicole R) To:

Joyce, here's some more obituaries, thanks to Tom Rodbaugh, your volunteer.

Walter Bennett of the Christian Hollow Rd., Elmira RD. Thursday, Feb. 12, 1953. Survived by sons, Paul, David, and Joseph Bennett; daughter, Miss Sheron Bennett; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Bennett, all of the Christian Hollow Rd. The body is at the Davis Funeral Home, and Monday at 1 p.m. will be removed to the Elim Missionary Church, Elmira Heights, for funeral at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ward H Lusk. Riverside Cemetery, Lowman. Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, Feb. 13, 1953, pg 8

Smith, Raymond L.
Age 50, at Wyncoop Rd., RD 1. Erin, N.Y., Friday, August 8, 1969. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. Burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lula Smith; sons, Roger, Erin, Raymond L., Breesport, Richard, Hollywood, Fla., Jack, Jerry, Gary and Steve all at home; daughter, Linda, Kathy, Debbie, Sharon, and Patty, at home; step-brothers, Clarence Bennett and George Bennett, Elmira, Leroy Bennett, Lisbon; step-sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Mertie) Ettenberger, Breesport, Mrs. Myrtle Bennett, Newark, N.Y.; four grandchildren. He was a retired employe of Woodlawn National Cemetery.
Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, Aug. 9, 1969, pg. 12

Burt Bennett, 75, of Robert Hollow Road, Lowman RD 1, Friday, Nov. 16, 1962. He was a retired farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Bennett; daughters, Mrs. Ethel Wendling of Lowman RD 1, Mrs. Bertha Vinson of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Nettie Ellis of Elmira; sons, Adelbert of Lowman, Willis of Elmira, Charles of Lowman; brothers, Charles Bennett of Waverly RD 1, Herman Bennett of Lowman; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Body at Kalec Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. I. Leslie Conley Riverside Cemetery, Town of Chemung. Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, Nov. 17, 1962, pg. 13

Bennett, Herman
Age 71 of RD 1 Roberts Hollow Rd., Lowman, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 14, 1974. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. the Rev. William Doane. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. Survived by wife, Gertrude; daughters, Miss Lillian Bennett, at home, Mrs. Harold (Grace) Milks of RD 1 Lowman; sons, Chester Bennett, Herman Bennett, Jr. and Gerald Bennett all of RD 1 Lowman; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Charles Bennett of Waverly RD 1. He was a retired farmer.
Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, Sept. 16, 1974, pg 17

Bennett, Mrs. Ethel Mae
Age 88 of Lowman, NY, Saturday, March 17, 1984. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral services Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the North Chemung United Methodist Church, Rev. David Ewen officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Lowman. Survived by daughters, Bertha Vinson of Niagara Falls, NY, Ethel Wendling of Lowman; sons, Adelbert Bennett and Willis Bennett both of Lowman, Charles Bennett of Elmira; granddaughter, Irene Spencer and 21 other grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Tina Spencer and 60 other great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Bennett of Lowman; several nieces and nephews. Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, March 19, 1984.

Bennett, Mr. Charles H.
Age 72, of 515 Fulton St., formerly of 803 E. Market St., Elmira, NY on Monday, March 18, 1991 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Survived by: son, Edwin Bennett of Elmira, NY; son & daughter-in-law, Albert & Karen Bennett of Elmira; 12 grandchildren; sister, Ethel Wendling of Lowman, NY; sister & brother-in-law, Bertha & Ralph Vinson of Niagara Falls, NY; brother & sister-in-law, Adelbert & Helen Bennett of Lowman, NY; very dear companion, Mary Jenkins of Elmira, NY; numerous nieces & nephews. Charles was a retired employee of Rubin Auto Parts, with 32 years of service. Friends are invited to call the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Tuesday 7 to 9 PM, with Funeral & Committal Services there Wednesday at 11 AM. Interment, Riverside Cemetery, Lowman, NY.
Nicole Roberts From Star-Gazette, March 19, 1991, pg 2B

Bennett, Mrs. Leona M.
Age 89, of RD 1, Dry Brook Rd., box 420, Waverly, NY, Saturday, August 8, 1987. Friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Wednesday, 11 am, with the Rev. Albert Green, Pastor of Dry Brook Community Church. Survived by daughters and son-in-laws, Beatrice and John Miller of RD 1, Waverly, Nellie and Robert Ash of Paramont, CA; grandchildren, Pat Hand, Diane Casselbury, John Miller, all of Waverly, Phyllis Wamsley of Barton, NY; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Merrett and Lucy Van-Valkner of Sayre, PA; sisters-in-law, Florence Springstead of Breesport, and Gertrude Bennett of Lowman; several nieces, nephews, cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Joseph Bennett, in 1947 and husband, Charles Bennett, in 1978. Mrs. Bennett and her husband, Charles, were co-owners of many show horses at the Chemung County Fairgrounds for many years, also, together, they were in the farming business on the Dry Brook Rd., Waverly. she was a member of the Dry Brook Community Church. Donations to the Dry Brook Community Church or the Chemung Ambulance Corp, in her name, would be appreciated.
Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, August 10, 1987, pg 5B

Joseph Thomas Bennett, 29, of Dry Brook Rd., near Chemung. Saturday, Jan. 11, 1947, at Warren, Pa. Survived by wife, Marion; daughter, Phyllis; son, Clifford; sisters, Miss Nellie Bennett of Elmira, Miss Bertha Bennett, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bennett of Dry Brook Rd. The body is at Davis Funeral Home and Monday afternoon will be taken to family home, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Dry Brook Church at 2. Rev. Judson Hunter, Riverside Cemetery, near Chemung.
Nicole Roberts from Star-Gazette, Jan. 13, 1947, pg 10

Bennett, Gertrude A.
Age 90, of RD 1, Lowman, NY; Monday, October 3, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her children and their spouses; Grace and Harold Milks, Chester and Ethel Bennett, Herman adn Anna Mae Bennett and Gerald and Constance Bennett, all of Lowman, NY; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman and their daughter Lillian Bennett. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be there Wednesday, 11 am. The Reverend Burdette Mason will officiate. Burial Riverside Cemetery. Nicole Roberts From Star-Gazetter, Oct 4, 1994, pg 2BGet more from the Web. FREE MSN Explorer download :