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Obituary and Other Clippings submitted by Betsy Gorman from scrapbook of Bertha Sherwood Davis

These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading a clipping scrapbook.  If Date and Newspaper name are missing from the clipping, we do not have it. We exclude no known information.
Newspaper clippings from the scrapbook belonging to Bertha Sherwood Davis of Westfield, PA - typed by Betsy Gorman


Mrs. Phil Martin of Sayre. Thursday, Nov. 1, 1945. Survived by husband; sons Gerald of Toronto, Dr. M.D. Martin of Sayre; daughter, Mrs. Harold Tuthill of Towanda; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Kolb Funeral Home, Sayre, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (private). Rev. George Summerson. Burial at Knoxville, Pa.


William McInroy Dies From Exposure at Canton This community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of William McInroy, 34, of 43 Monague St., Canton, Pa., a former resident of Westfield, which occurred Thursday, Jan. 3, 1957. His body was found by his father, Harry McInroy, of Westfield and Canton Chief of Police Joseph Rickard, about 12:30 Friday morning, approximately a half mile from his home, lying with his head out of the water. Bradford County Coroner Gerald Vickery of Troy issued a verdict of death by exposure. He estimated the body had been in the water about an hour. Mr. McInroy, a Canton High School teacher for nine years, resigned as mathematics teacher last Thursday, in order to take another position. Mr. McInroy left his home for a walk to ease his nervous tension. He attempted to scale a cliff and grasped a twig which broke and he fell backward into the creek and was rendered unconscious. He died from exposure. An autopsy proved there was some water in his lungs. William graduated at Westfield High School in 1940. He received his bachelor of science degree at Dickinson College at Carlisle, Pa., in 1946 and his master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. Before graduating from college he attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines for 18 months. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Canton; the Canton Lions Club, the Canton Lodge F&AM, and the Williamsport Consistory. Survivors are his wife: Joan Thatcher McInroy; three daughters, Patricia, Gertrude and Margaret, and one son, Craig, all at home; his parents, Harry Reed and Rosetta Hunt McInroy of Westfield, Pa., a brother, Richard, of Galeton, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. William S. Woodman of Newportville, Pa., and the Rev. John B. Kleffel officiated. Rev. E.W. Daniels conducted the service at the grave. Burial was at Wellsboro, Pa. The funeral was largely attended testifying to the many friends that William and his family have made and the high regard in which they are held.

Moore / Bell

Westfield Couple Recall Horse & Buggy Honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moore held open house at their home at Westfield RD 1 in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. About 225 guests attended. Mrs. Moore is the former Lena Bell, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester Bell. Mr. Moore is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mike Moore. They were married in Troupsburg Sept. 8, 1906, by the Rev. B. B. Williams. They were attended by Mrs. Lizzie Williams and Miss Vinnie Ford. They drove to Troupsburg in a horse and buggy, and their only wedding trip was the horse and buggy ride back to Westfield. They lived for a time in Galeton where Mr. Moore was employed by the railroad. He worked at the milk plant in Westfield for 15 years. For the past 18 years he has been employed by the Eberle Tanning Company. In 1939, Mr. and Mrs. Moore bought the farm on the California Rd. where they now reside. The Moores have one son, Leon, and twin grandsons, Paul and Leon Moore. Mrs. Moore is the twin sister of Mrs. Harry Cheesman, formerly of Westfield and Mr. Moore is the twin brother of Alfred Moore of Westfield.


David Bennett Murdock, 69, of Knoxville, Thursday, May 12, 1960. He was a retired road supervisor. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Kilburn Murdock; daughter, Miss Jane Murdock of Ridgewood, N.J.; son, John of Knoxville; one grandson; two stepgrandchildren. Body at Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville and will be removed to family home late this afternoon. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gary Hakes. Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.


Will S. Olmsted Dies Suddenly Sunday Evening -- Native of Coudersport Local people were both surprised and shocked by the sudden death of Will S. Olmsted, Sunday night. Will Seibert Olmsted, “Bill” to his very wide circle of friends, was born in Coudersport, Jan. 23, 1890. He was a son of George and Mary Seibert Olmsted. Nearly his whole life was spent here. He married Frances Edwards, who died in 1922, and on Nov. 14, 1925, he married Miss Edith Booth, of Coudersport. She survives with one son, William E. Olmsted, of Tucson, Ariz. Also surviving are his aged mother (91), and two sisters, Miss Nina Olmsted, Coudersport, and Mrs. Elizabeth Morley, Gold, Pa. Deceased attended the local school and for a long time was enrolled in the International Correspondence Schools, of Scranton, and took courses, becoming an engineer and draftsman. A long time ago he was employed by the Firestone Rubber Co. of Akron, O., later by the North Penn Gas Co., going eventually to the L.H. Lincoln & Son, Inc., Coudersport, by whom he has been employed for 16 years. He aided in the development of various products used in the oil fields. Bill was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Coudersport Golf Club, a member and past president of Coudersport Rotary, Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A.M., Coudersport Consistory, Zem Zem Temple, O.M.S., Erie, and the Moose Lodge at Wooster, Ohio. Funeral service for genial Bill Olmsted was held from the Grabe Funeral Home yesterday at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Robert Loughborough, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Members of the Eulalia Masonic Lodge attended in a body. Interment was in Eulalia Cemetery. Pall bearers were Gordon Goodnoe, Fobert Kernahan, George Lincoln, James A. White, George Morley and Jack Morley.


Dr. Patterson Dies A Prominent Physician of Westfield Passes Away Dr. David A. Patterson died at his late home on Maple street Wednesday at 10:00 A. M. from nephritis. He had been in ill health for more than a year past and for some weeks has been confined to the house. He sought aid at Rochester and Wellsville, N.Y., but could obtain no permanent help. The deceased was 59 years old and is survived by his wife and one son, Tom. Dr. Patterson came to this place about thirty years ago and has been one of the foremost members of his profession in this part of the county. He has been councilman for several years and was a man that was respected and admired as are few men. He was a Christian gentleman and a conscientious physician and his death will touch many hearts with sorrow. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic fraternity. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home.


Herbert G. Peterson of Mansfield, Saturday, July 18, 1959. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eleanor Judge Peterson; daughter, Mrs. Robert Messenger of Mansfield; son, Dr. H. G. Peterson, Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Mrs. J.R. Johnson of Richmond, Utah; step-brother, Harold Nelson of Conifer, N.Y.; nine grandchildren. Funeral today at 11 a.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, the Rev. Bruce Campbell. Creation in Rochester. Please omit flowers.


C. W. Plank Victim of Gun Accident Well-Known Brookfield Farmer Loses Life When Rifle is Discharged As He Was Climbing Over Fence Friday Morning. Coroners Jury Declares That Death Was Due to Accidental Shooting.

Charles W. Plank was instantly killed Friday morning when the gun he was carrying was discharged as he was climbing with it in his hands, over a wire fence a few rods from his home. He left the house about seven o’clock Friday morning taking his gun with him saying that a hawk was around again. He was found a few minutes later, his body hanging over the wire fence of the Puank Cemetery, a few rods distant from the house, the top of his head blown off from a soft-nosed bullet that had entered his head near his eye. The gun, a Winchester, which had killed him leaned against his body with one empty shell in the barrel and an unused shell in the magazine. Dr. Farrell was at once summoned. It was apparent from the first glance that Mr. Plank was dead and Dr. Farrell at once communicated with Coroner White, of Wellsboro, who empowered him to act as Coroner and to appoint a jury. Dr. Farrell appointed the following to serve in that capacity, Theodore Pierce, Nat Bush, Anderson Mascho, Lyle Mascho, Edward Mascho, Williard McLean. After examination of the facts relating to the death of Mr. Plank, the position of the body on the fence and the position of the gun, they gave their decision that the deceased came to his death through the accidental discharge of his rifle. The funeral was held from the deceased’s late home Sunday at two o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. Harold E. Schmaus conducted the burial ceremony and the Westfield Lodge No. 477 F. & A.M. had charge of the ceremony at the grave. Mr. Plank is a Past Master of this Lodge and recently became a thirty-second degree Mason having received the Consistory degrees at Coudersport. He was one of the most successful and highly respected residents of Brookfield Township and his sudden death has awakened much sorrow not only in his neighborhood but in Westfield where he was well-known and had many friends. Mr. Plank was 54 years of age and is survived by his wife Eva and two sons, Lawrence and John.


Alton A. Presho, 72, of Westfield died at a Blossburg hospital Saturday, Dec. 4, 1937, after an extended illness. Mr. Presho was married to Miss Lettie Palmer Presho, who died in 1931. For a number of years Mr. Presho was manager of the North Penn Gas Company offices at Westfield and was prominent in lodge and social circles. He was member of the F&AM, Coudersport Consistory, the IOOF and the Encampment. Funeral services in the Westfield Methodist Church, Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Brewster officiating. Burial at Raymond, Pa.


Mahlon R. Pritchard Dies Unexpectedly In Delaware Mahlon Royal Pritchard died Saturday June 13, 1959 at the hospital in Dover, Del. where he had been a patient after suffering a heart attack a week previous. He was born in Westfield at the family home May 10, 1907, the son of Jeanette Evans and Dr. Mahlon R. Pritchard. He married Miss Grace Leach of Lansdowne, Pa. and to them was born one son, Mahlon Royal Pritchard 3rd who with his mother survive. He was a former member of the Westfield Methodist Church, a member of Olive Branch Lodge F and A. M. of Leroy, N.Y., a graduate of Westfield High School and M.S.T.C. at Mansfield. He has taught in the public schools in New York and Pennsylvania and this past year taught in Felton, Delaware. Funeral services were held in the Carversville, Pa., Christian Church and the burial at Carversville, Pa.


Mrs. Clare Doty Dies Following Brief Illness Mrs. Clare R. Doty, 77, of Westfield, died Sunday, July 31, 1960, following a brief illness. Mrs. Doty has been living at the home of her son-in-law, Robert Reynolds, at Hector for the past seven months. A native of Hector, she was born, Jan. 3, 1883, the daughter of Charles and Blanche Johnston Redner. Mrs. Doty was a member of the Baptist Church and of West Pike Grange. She was married to George Doty on Feb. 13, 1903. He died in 1932. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Wilson of Washington, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. May Dimon of Palmyra, N. J., and Mrs. Lynn Hancock of Port Allegheny, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Another daughter, Mrs. Blanche Reynolds, died last March. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. Joseph Leichliter officiated and burial was in Sabinsville Cemetery.


Harold Eugene Rowland Harold Eugene Rowland died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Monday March 17. Several weeks ago he was taken ill of pneumonia, his lungs filling with pus, and he was removed to the Hospital from the home of his sister, Mrs. Harold Longwell of Church street. Friday March 14 Dr. Booth of Elimar came and operated for the relief of the sufferer who was much better until Sunday when he steadily grew worse. He was the son of Charles and Sarah Rowland and was 13 years, 4 months of age being born Nov. 14, 1910. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Harold Longwell. The funeral was held from the home of his sister Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. W.L. Johnson, of the Baptist church officiating and interment was made in the Champlain cemetery.


Mrs. Carrie May Rushmore, 79, of 506 W. First St., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1959. Widow of Charles F. Rushmore; member of the Park Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. William E. Biery of Elmira, Mrs. William J. Hamm of Erlton, N.J.; sister, Mrs. Earles Mosher of Elmira; brother, Adrian E. Rowley of Elmira; one granddaughter. Body at MacPherson Funeral Home. Calling hours: Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Jack Pressau. Woodlawn Cemetery.


Albert A. Rushmore Albert Alverson Rushmore died very suddenly of a heart attack while at work, Monday morning April 6, 1942. He was born in Whitesville, N.Y., September 16, 1877, the son of Watson and Sophena Cottrell Rushmore. The early part of his life was spent in Westfield. In 1911 he was united in marriage to Miss Etta Holcomb of Emporium. They made their home in Ridgway, where he was engaged in the plumbing business. He was an active member of the Baptist Church and Past Master of the F. and A. M. of Ridgway. He is survived by his widow and one sister, Mrs. R. A. Eick, of Ridgway. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield.

Charles F. Rushmore, Builder and Sportsman, Dies on Hunting Trip Charles F. Rushmore, assistant superintendent of buildings for the Elmira Board of Education, died of a heart attack early Monday morning at the Rap Shaw Club on the Beaver River Flow in Herkimer County. Mr. Rushmore, an ardent hunter and fisherman all his life, went to the camp Sunday morning accompanied by John Scopes, Rap Shaw Club president, and Adam Gerard, both of Elmira. Word from Lowville, which is 30 miles east of the new Rap Shaw camp on the Beaver River Flow, said that Mr. Rushmore was taken ill about 3:30 a.m. today. Dr. L. M. Campbell of Lowville was called but Mr. Rushmore was dead upon his arrival. Mr. Rushmore, who was 63 years old, had been employed by the Elmira Board of Education for two and a half years as maintenance foreman and was appointed to his new capacity of assistant superintendent in charge of buildings only two weeks ago. He had hunted and fished most of his life and was known to thousands of sportsman of Southern New York and Northern Pennsylvania. He was president of the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club for five years. During his tenure of office the club was materially expanded, the present clubhouse was constructed and the farm was enlarged by further purchase of land. He had long been an active member of the Rap Shaw Club and loved to recount his experiences hunting in the Adirondacks as well as on numerous fishing expeditions which he took every year. Mr. Rushmore had also been superintendent of the Elmira dog shows sponsored the last two years at the Armory by the Southern Tier Kennel Club. He had already made preparations for the 1940 show scheduled next winter. For many years he was superintendent for the Lowman Construction Company, and many important Elmira buildings were constructed under his direction. Among them are the Steele Memorial Library Building, the Elmira College library and dormitory building. In addition he directed large construction projects in Binghamton, Cortland and elsewhere. For several years following his connection with the Lowman company, he was a private contractor, until he joined the school board service in May, 1937. His affable personality endeared him to his associates, and the quality of good sportsmanship which he followed in the field and on the stream were carried into his daily life. Mr. Rushmore was born in Sabinsville, Pa., of a pioneer family. He was a Mason, member of the Cashmere Grotto and the Elmira Lodge of Elks. Due to the difficulty of removing the body from the club camp on Beaver River it has not yet been possible to complete funeral arrangements which will be announced later.

Obituary of J. B. Rushmore Passing of Civil War Veteran After Long Illness James Baker Rushmore, son of Silas and Hannah Rushmore, was born near Mixtown, Penn., March 27, 1845. Here he grew to young manhood and at the age of 17 years he enlisted in a Pennsylvania Regiment of the Union Army, serving nine months when he was wounded in the battle of Petersburg. Later receiving his honorable discharge from the army. On January 30, 1870 he was united in marriage to Mary M. Goodell at Sabinsville, Penn., where he resided until 1882 when he moved with his family to Nevada, Iowa, where he since made his home. Two children, a son, Eugene R. of Jefferson, and Ella May, at home, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Rushmore, both having been reared to manhood and womanhood and present at the funeral service. For some time his health has gradually failed, and for the past two years had been confined to the home, death coming on May 17, 1925, at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 20 days. He leaves to mourn his death his lifelong companion, the two children, one sister and two brothers besides many friends. He was a faithful and devoted to his home and friends, an honest and upright citizen, a member of G.A.R. Post of Nevada in which he always took pride and a friend to mankind. Funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. Jackson Giddens, pastor of the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, and the mortal remains laid to rest in the Nevada cemetery.

Mrs. Nina Rushmore Mrs. Nina Rushmore Eick, the wife of Roland Eick of Emporium, Pennsylvania, died at her home on West Allegheny Street. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Watt Rushmore. She was a member of the Baptist Church, the O.E.S., and was a Past District Deputy Grand Matron of the O.E.S. of the 12th District from 1930 to 1931. She graduated from Westfield High School and was for many years a resident of Westfield. She is survived by her husband, Roland Eick; one daughter, Mrs. LaRue Heyler, and three granddaughters: Donna Lee, Carolyn, and Marlyn Moffitt of Emporium. Funeral services were held in Emporium on Sunday afternoon. A committal service was held at Westfield on Monday afternoon. The Rev. Cecil Palm, pastor of the Sabinsville Church conducted the local service.

Biographical Sketch No. 9 (Rushmore) Peter Rushmore came from Duchess County, N. Y., to this county, and settled at Knoxville, removing at a later day to Clymer township, where he cleared and improved a farm, upon which he spent the remaining years of his life. He married Amelia Wyatt, and their children were as follows: Samuel, Amelia, who married George Campbell, Elsie, who married Elihu Wixon, Abbey, who married Arch Knox; John, Silas, Emily, who married Wm. Tate, Joshua, Lizzie, who married Joseph Sunderlin and Watson R.

Silas Rushmore, son of Peter and Amelia Rushmore, was a native of New York State, and came to this county, with his parents. He was a tanner and currier, and operated a tannery in Clymer township about fifteen years, where he also cleared and improved a farm. He married Hannah Baker, a daughter of James and Deborah Baker of Warsaw, N.Y., who became the mother of eight children, viz: Watson R., James B., Peter, Silas, Levi, William, Deborah who married Wallace Wheaton who is now living in our Boro, and Frank. Mr. Rushmore was a democrat in politics and filled various offices in Clymer township. He died upon his farm in that township August 7, 1878, at the age of 64 years.

Watson R. Rushmore, was born in Warsaw, Yates County, N.Y., September 16, 1843, was reared in Clymer township, this county, and obtained a common school education. In 1869 he commenced farming for himself in Clymer township, and at one time he owned two fine farms in Westfield township, where he located in 1877. He moved into Westfield Boro, in the fall of 1829. On October 20, 1869, he married Sophena Cottrell, a daughter of Dr. W. S. Cottrell of Whitesville, N.Y. and had four living children viz: William, Celestia, who married Ira Sherwood, Albert E. and Nina May, who married Rowland Eick. On August 18, 1864 Mr. Rushmore enlisted in Co. D, 207th Pennsylvania Volunteers Reg. and was in the battles of Hallett House Battery, Hatcher’s Run, Fort Steadman, Stony Creek and Petersburg. He was wounded in the last mentioned engagement, April 2, 1865 and was honorably discharged May 27, 1865. Mr. Rushmore was a member of the Baptist Church, the K. of H., the Grange and the G.A.R. In politics he was an ardent supporter of the Republican party.

Died of Heart Disease William Rushmore Died Without Warning Friday Morning William Silas Rushmore died instantly from thrombosis Friday morning, practically without warning. He had been in failing health for the past three or four years and had a bad condition of the heart which physicians warned him required absolute rest. He had a rather severe heart attack Thursday evening but apparently had recovered from that. Friday morning he awakened about half-past four o’clock and he and his wife talked for a few minutes and he seemed to be in good spirits and not suffering at all. A moment later he was dead. He was born in Whitesville, N.Y., on August 29, 1864, a son of Watson and Sophina Cottrell Rushmore. He came to Westfield when a boy and spent most of his life here. For the past three years has conducted a filling station and grocery on Main street. Previous to that he was a mechanic and for several years had a respectable position in that capacity in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn and a son, Ivan and two daughters, Mrs. Leon Swimley and Mrs. Floyd Atwell all of Westfield. The funeral was held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. Wallace Stevens conducting the obsequies. Interment was made at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Among those who attended the funeral from out of town Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Rushmore of Elmira, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Rushmore, of Wellsville, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Eick of Ridgway, N.Y.

William W. Rushmore William W. Rushmore born in October 1853, aged seventy-nine died Wednesday morning April 6th, 1932, at 3 o’clock at the home of his son C. F. Rushmore of Elmira, N.Y. Mr. Rushmore in his younger days resided near Sabinsville. He was the last living son of Silas and Hannah Rushmore. Besides Mr. C. F. Rushmore his son of Elmira, he is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Buckholtz of Elmira, N. Y., Mrs. Henry Reunings of Wellsville, N. Y., two sons, Bruce R. of Penn Yan, N. Y. and Wallace W. of Wellsville, N. Y., and a sister Mrs. W. W. Wheaton of Westfield, besides several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Friday at 2 P.M. in Elmira, Rev. B. Rowe officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Sherwood / McDonald

Soldier’s Fiancee Mrs. Edward Valerius, 110 Madison Ave., announces the engagement of her daughter, Betty E. Sherwood, to Cpl. Carlos McDonald, son of Mr. & Mrs. Percy McDonald of Big Flats. Miss Sherwood is a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, class of 1942, and is employed by James Manufacturing Co. Cpl. McDonald is a graduate of the Northside High School in Corning. Before entering the service in 1942, he was manager of the Sunoco Gas Station in Big Flats. He is now stationed in the Army at Harmon Field, Newfoundland. Wedding plans are incomplete.

Announced The marriage of Miss Betty Sherwood and Carlos McDonald took place Saturday, Mar. 16, 1946, at 11 a.m. at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Edward Valerius, 110 Madison Ave. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lester A. Schaff before a bank of spring flowers and palms. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy McDonald of Big Flats. For her wedding, the bride wore a wine velvet street-length gown and a corsage of gardenias. Miss Betty Landon, the bride’s only attendant, wore a navy blue dress and a corsage of yellow roses. Peter Makovitch was best man. Following the ceremony a reception was held at 110 Madison Ave., after which the couple left for a short trip.

Sherwood / Wall

Sherwood -- Wall Wedding at High Noon Saturday of Two Very Estimable Young People. The marriage of Miss Florence Wall of Wellsville and Mr. Fred Sherwood of Westfield took place at the parochial residence of the Very Reverend Dean O’Brien Saturday at high noon. They were attended by Miss Marguerite Wall, sister of the bride, and Mr. Lee Sherwood, of Elmira, brother of the groom. The bride was gowned in taupe Georgiette with bead trimmings and wore a large picture hat of the same shade. The bridesmaid was gowned in blue Georgiette embroidered in gold, and wore a large black picture hat trimmed in blue. At one o’clock dinner was served at the bride’s home, covers being laid for forty guests, the color scheme being pink and white. Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood left Saturday evening for a wedding trip to Washington and other points before going to Norfolk, Va., where they will reside. The bride is one of Wellsville’s most popular young ladies. She is a graduate of the Wellsville Business School and the Rochester Business Institute and for the past five years has been employed at the Citizen’s National Bank of this city. The groom is well known in Wellsville having formerly been employed at the Kerr Turbine plant and is now in the Navy Yards at Norfolk, Va. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts. That Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood may enjoy a long and happy journey over life’s pathway is the sincere wish of their many Westfield friends.


Fred. D. Sherwood Fred D. Sherwood of 28 Central Place, Wellsville, N.Y., died at Wellsville Nursing Home Tuesday, Apr. 21, 1970, following a long illness. Mr. Sherwood was born Mar. 4, 1890 in Westfield, Pa., a son of Ira and Lettie Sherwood. On Jan. 18, 1919, he married the former Florence Wall, who survives. Mr. Sherwood was a maintenance foreman at the Worthington Corp., of Wellsville. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary) Lieb of Erie, Pa., a son, John Sherwood of Detroit, Mich., five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Leon Davis of Westfield and Mrs. Harold Johnson of Knoxville. A prayer service was held at Embser Funeral Home, Wellsville, Thursday, Apr. 23, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Requiem Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Norman O’Meara, pastor, was celebrant. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Wellsville.

Lee W. Sherwood Lee W. Sherwood, 46, died at his home, 119 Madison Avenue, Elmira, New York at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 25th. He was a World War veteran and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Ella, a daughter Betty, his father Ira Sherwood of Westfield, Pennsylvania, two brothers Fred of Wellsville, New York, William of Rochester, New York and two sisters, Mrs. Leon Davis and Mrs. Harold K. Johnson both of Westfield, Pennsylvania. The funeral was held Thursday at eleven a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home on East Church Street, Elmira. Burial was at Apalachin, New York.

Sherwood / Johnson

(Corning Leader) Sherwood-Johnson Westfield, PA., Apr 16 -- A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Sherwood of Lincoln and Railroad streets at high noon April 12 when their eldest daughter Lulu became the wife of Harold Johnson of R.D. 2. The wedding march was rendered by Miss Irene Kizer. The contracting parties and their attendants came down the stairs and took their places beneath a wedding bell of evergreens. Rev. Quell of the First Baptist Church officiated, the ring ceremony being used. The bride was given away by her father. She was gowned in tan colored taffeta silk and georgette crepe and carried a bouquet of white and pink roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Bertha Sherwood, only sister of the bride and Miss Edith Leidtka, an intimate friend. Both wore white satin and georgette crepe. The groomsmen were Walter Johnson, a brother of the groom and Leon Davis, a friend. The bride’s mother wore brown satin. Shortly after the marriage service a telegram of congratulations was received from the bride’s brother Fred and wife of Norfolk, Va. A bountiful and delicious four course dinner was served. The table center piece was white and pink roses. Misses Irene Kiser and Mildred Dillman waited table. The bride and groom are of Westfield’s and Brookfield’s most respected and popular young people and have the hearty good wishes of hosts of friends. They left by the 3:59 train of the New York Central to visit a brother, Lee Sherwood and his wife of Elmira, friends, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bach of Geneva, Pa., and a brother, William Sherwood and family of Rochester after which they will be at home at the farm of the groom and his brother on R.D. 2.

Sherwood-Johnson Two Well-Known Young People of This Locality Married at High Noon Saturday A pretty wedding occurred at high noon Saturday April 12, 1919, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Sherwood when their daughter, Lulu May, was united in marriage to Harold K. Johnson, by the pastor of the Baptist Church, Rev. Quell in the presence of immediate relatives and close friends of the pair. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Bertha Sherwood and Miss Edith Leidtka and the groom by his brother, Walter Johnson and Leon Davis. The bride was attired in a gown of bisque georgette crepe and carried a shower bouquet of pink and white rosebuds. The bridesmaids wore gowns of white satin and corsage bouquets of carnations. The marriage ceremony was performed under a bell of evergreens and the decoration of the house consisted of ferns and flowers the color scheme, being pink and white, the ring ceremony being used. At the close of the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the assembled guests and Mr. and Mrs. Johnson took the afternoon train for a short wedding trip after which they will go to their home at North Fork. Mr. Johnson was in the U.S. service and on the death of his father, was given an honorable discharge to come home and look after the large Johnson farm. He is a young man of high standing in the community in which he lives. The bride has spent most of her life in Westfield and is a charming young lady admired and respected by all. For the past two or three years she has been employed in the jewelry store of Ray Andrews. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson embark on the matrimonial sea with the good wishes of a large number of friends both here in Westfield and elsewhere.

Sherwood / Lieb

Mary C. Sherwood, James Lieb United in Marriage Saturday A lovely wedding was solemnized Saturday morning June 29, in the Immaculate Conception Church when Miss Mary Catherine Sherwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sherwood became the bride of James A. Lieb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lieb of Ebensburg, Pa. The Solemn Nuptial High Mass was performed at 10:30 by the Rev. Acquainas Lieb, T.O.R., brother of the groom, assisted by Rev. Joel Lieb, O.S.B., and the Rev. Germain Lieb, O.S.B., cousins of the groom, of St. Vincents College, Latrobe, Pa. Mary Daley, Organist, was assisted by Henry DeBarbieri, Joseph Congelli and Louis Scarlotta. The bride who was given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a gown of white, fashioned with a lace bodice and net skirt and train. Her fingertip veil fell from a coronet of seed pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of white sweet peas and roses centered with a red rose. The bride also wore a pearl necklace, the gift of the groom. Miss Frances Deschler, maid of honor, the Misses Virginia Lieb, sister of the groom, and Mary Flanagan, as bridesmaids chose white gowns made with sweetheart necklines, bouffant skits of white net, and three quarter length sleeves. They wore white net halos with shoulder length veils and carried arm bouquets of red carnations tied with red satin streamers. The maid and bridesmaids each wore pearl necklaces, the gift of the bride. William Lieb was his brother’s best man and the ushers were John Sherwood, brother of the bride, and John B. Lieb, brother of the groom. Mrs. Sherwood, mother of the bride, chose a rose crepe dress with a picture hat and a shoulder bouquet of white and pink roses. Mrs. Lieb was attired in a gray and fuchsia dress with black accessories and a shoulder bouquet of red roses. A wedding breakfast at the Legion Home where covers were laid for 43 followed the ceremony. A reception was held from 3 until 5 o’clock at the home of the bride. When the couple left for a wedding trip to Canada, Mrs. Lieb wore a coral two-piece dress with white accessories. After they return Mr. and Mrs. Lieb plan to make their home in Erie Pa. Prenuptial events honoring the bride were given by Mrs. Harold Johnson and Mrs. Leon Davis of Westfield, Pa., and Mrs. Edward Bouch at the latter’s home; Mrs. Raymond Burns, Miss Catherine Recktenwald, and Mrs. Robert McCormick at the McCormick home, Andover; Miss Frances Deschler; the bride’s Sewing club at the Taylor home in Andover; Mrs. Frank Wall and daughter Patricia; Mr. and Mrs. John Bush; Miss Beatrice Dean and Miss Wilma Goodridge at the former’s home; and the faculty of Andover school. Mrs. Lieb is a graduate of the Wellsville High School and Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. For the past four years she has been Commercial teacher in the Andover Central School. Mr. Lieb is a graduate of Cressen High School and attended St. Francis College, Loretta, Pa. before entering the Navy where he served three years. Guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lieb and family, Ebensburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Lieb and son Paul, Carrollton, Pa., Miss Sue Soisson, Pittsburgh, Pa.,; Mrs. Frank Nicholson, Elizabeth, N.J.; Mrs. Neal Bitting, Brookville, Pa.; Mrs. Harold Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Davis, Mrs. Carrie Davis of Westfield, Pa.; Miss Burnham Neahon and Miss Jeanne Maley, Buffalo; Mrs. L. McCarthy, Punxsutawney, Pa.; Mrs. Harry Buffington and daughter and Mrs. Charles McGrath, Olean, and several from Andover.

Sherwood / Wright

Sherwood -- Wright Miss Mary E. Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fred Wright, of Plymouth Avenue, South, and Mr. and Mrs. William J. Sherwood, formerly of Westfield were married Wednesday afternoon at the Parish house of the Immaculate Conception Church by the Rev. A.M. O’Neill, the rector. They were attended by Miss Florence M. Wright, a sister of the bride, and Mr. Ernest Haker. The bride was attired in a dress of white embroidered batiste with lace bandings. She carried a shower boquet of lilies of the valley and white roses. The bridesmaid wore a dress of all-over embroidered batiste and carried pink roses. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party and immediate relatives attended a dinner at Hotel Rochester, and this was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents in Plymouth Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood left on a tour through Pennsylvania. Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ira Sherwood, of Westfield, Pa., and Mrs. Harold W. Belcer of Syracuse. Several showers preceded the wedding. After November 1 the young couple will be at home 543 Averil Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. -- Rochester Herald


Ex-Trolley Driver Dies While Fishing William J. Sherwood, 78, who started driving trolley for Rochester Transit Corp. in 1908, died Wednesday (April 26, 1967) while fishing at Bradduck Bay. Mr. Sherwood and his son-in-law, Paul H. Drew, with whom he lived at 424 Berhard St., were fishing from the bank when the older man decided to move farther along the bank. He started to pick up his fishing hear and collapsed. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Northside Hospital. Sherwood began his career on the old East Main Division and operated trolleys and buses until 1949, when he shifted to the RTC recreation department. He retired on 1955, but continued to work as a part-time messenger for the Lincoln Rochester Trust Co. until 1963. He was a member of the RTC’s 25-Year Club. Sherwood was born on Sept. 25, 1888. He was married on his 24th birthday. His wife, Mary, died Dec. 29, 1964, after a long illness. Besides fishing, he was an ardent baseball fan and attended many Red Wing games. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Drew and Miss Florence Sherwood; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Johnson and Mrs. Bertha Davis, both of Pennsylvania; one brother, Fred, of Wellsville and two grandchildren.


Mary Slade Cole Mary Slade Cole, wife of Elmer Cole died at the Good Samaritan Hospital on Friday morning, November 30th, 1923 at 4:20 o’clock, of anemia after an illness that became acute a few months ago, but which has caused her to have poor health for five or six years. The deceased was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, February 8, 1881, a daughter of George and Ann Carlisle Slade. She came with her parents to this country when a girl of 10 years and has passed most of her life here and at Cowanesque, where she enjoyed the respect and friendship of all. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was an honored and earnest member of that organization. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Slade, her husband, Elmer Cole, daughter, Mrs. Velma Crandall, and sons, George and Howard. The funeral was held from her late home Sunday afternoon at one o’clock., Rev. F.A. Chapman presiding, interment being made at the Champlin cemetery. The funeral was largely attended and there were an unusual number of floral pieces, evidencing the respect and affection in which the deceased was held by the community.

Nellie Slade Mallinson Nellie Slade Mallinson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, August 4, 1867, and died Thursday at 5 P.M. November 8, 1923. She came to America in the year 1891, since which time she has resided in this vicinity. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Joseph Mallinson, one daughter, Mrs. Lettie King, also four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Eva Howard of Cowanesque, Mrs. Harriet Stott of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Phenice Moorehouse and Mrs. Emily Parkin both of England, and Mr. George Slade of Westfield. The funeral was held from her late home Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11 and interment in Champlin cemetery. Rev. Fay. H. Chapman pastor of the M.E. Church officiated.


Celebrated Hundredth Birthday Mrs. Sarah Smith of Wellsboro, last week celebrated the 100th anniversary of her birth and the town gave her a public reception in the Grand Army Hall. The public reception was followed by a dinner given by the Grand Army post. Mrs. Smith was born in Pottsville, Pa., October 12, 1807, and at the age of 16 she married James Herbert, who died in 1850. Some years later she married Samuel Smith of Wellsboro. She is the oldest woman in Tioga County, but active and industrious. She has been a member of the Methodist church for 83 years and has very seldom been absent from worship. Her son, James Herbert, is 71 years of age and is a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of the famous “Bucktails.”


In Memory of Mrs. Foote Ina Stiles Foote was born June 9, 1871 on the farm where her mother now lives and died at her home Sept. 27, 1907. Rev Macklin of Westfield preached her sermon at the house Sept. 30 and her body was laid to rest in the Ackley cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss mother, brother, husband, three children and a host of friends. “None knew her but to love her, none spoke of her but praise.” She was a kind and affectionate mother a loving wife and dear daughter and sister. She had not enjoyed good health for two years or more, and on July 21, 1907, was taken very sick and gradually grew worse until relieved by death. It seemed so sad she should be taken away and especially from those dear children, it was always her aim to be doing something for home.


Nimrod Stott Nimrod Stott was born November 20, 1867, at Brigghouse, Yorkshire, England, and died Friday morning, October 31, 1930 at his home in Westfield. He was the son of Maria and Nimrod Stott. Early in life he chose the stone cutter’s trade, serving as an apprentice and followed that trade all his life. He came to Westfield in 1891, together with his brothers, Harry and George Stott operating a stone quarry at this place for several years, later working as a stone cutter in Rochester, N.Y. Due to poor health a few years ago, he and his wife moved back to their home here, where he has since resided. His wife, Harriet Slade Stott died in September 1928. Mr. Stott is survived by a brother, George Stott of Rochester, N.Y., three sons, Nelson and Ernest Stott of Rochester and Frank Stott of New York City, two grandsons, Nelson Jr., and Richard Stott, also several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Baptist church at two o’clock Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The many floral pieces paid mute tribute to the esteem in which he was held. Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Stott and son Junior, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stott of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stott, of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Avery of Wellsboro, Mr. and Mrs. George Rexford of Davis and Mrs. White of Rochester.


Mrs. Mabel Louise Sherwood, 74, of Westfield, Saturday, July 15, 1961. She was a member of the Westfield Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Marie Dibble of Westfield; sister, Mrs. Arthur Youmans of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; brother, William Townsend of Ormond Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren. Body at Piper Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Joseph Leichliter. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield.


Clarence E. Tuller of 229 Kingsbury Ave., Thursday, Jan. 28, 1960. He was a member of Oakwood Ave. Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eileen Clark Tuller; sons M.Sgt. Harlo of Eggleston Air Force Base, Fla., William R. of Muskegon, Mich., and Clarence W. of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Helen Dunton and Mrs. Lynn Wood of Elmira, Mrs. Clifford Huff of Elmira Heights; brother, Kenneth of Elmira; five grandchildren. Body at Balland & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme. Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


Mrs. Ellen R. Valerius, 63, of 110 Madison Ave., Elmira and also of Waneta Lake. Sunday, June 28, 1953. Survived by husband, Edward G. Valerius; daughter, Mrs. Carlos McDonald of Big Flats, nieces, Mrs. Richard Cowley of Golden Glow Heights; grandson, Lee McDonald of Big Flats. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call and where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wesley W. Kehler. Burial at Apalachin, N.Y.

Van Dusen

Final Rites Saturday for Lee Van Dusen Lee VanDusen, 70, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1962, at his home here. A retired farmer, he was the son of Herbert and Adell Doan Van Dusen. He was born Dec. 1, 1891 in Deerfield Township, Tioga County. He married Miss Ruth Green, Mar. 2, 1916. He was a member of Valley Grange No. 876 of Academy Corners. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Sama of Westfield, two sons, William Van Dusen of Cowanesque, and Howard Van Dusen of Norristown, Pa., 11 grandchildren, one brother, Harold Van Dusen of Towanda RFD, one sister, Mrs. Laura Gleason of Osceola. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Watkins Funeral Home at Westfield, the Rev. C. Lacy Van Norman, of the Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield. The following acted as pallbearers, Richard Record, Ralph Mattison, James Webber, Sam Baker, Reed Doan, and Harold Lines.


Harry Wheaton Dies Unexpectedly Sunday Harry Edwin Wheaton, 64, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 9, 1959 at 4:45 p.m., while visiting in Waynesboro, Pa. An employee of Eberle Tanning Company of Westfield, Mr. Wheaton was born Feb. 16, 1894 in Clymer Township, the son of Frank and Melvina Wheaton. He married Opal Streeter on Nov. 27, 1913, in Westfield. The Wheatons have lived in Westfield most of their married life, with the exception of 10 years they lived in Elmira when Mr. Wheaton was employed by the Morrow Plant. They returned to Westfield in 1932. Mr. Wheaton was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Westfield, F. & A. M. Lodge of which he was secretary and Coudersport Consistory, and was secretary of Local 123 Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butchers of America, affiliated with AFL-CIO. In addition, Mr. Wheaton was a director of the Tioga County Cancer Society and was a past member of the Westfield Borough Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Opal Wheaton; son, Robert Harry Wheaton, Binghamton, N.Y.; Daughter Jean Marie Kibbe, Harrison Valley; one niece, Mrs. Harry Tuttle, of Wellsville and four grandchildren: David Wheaton, Terry Lynn, Lou Ann and Lonnie Kibbe. Funeral services were held today at 2 o’clock in St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Willis Doyle officiating. Burial was in Champlin Cemetery.


Mother of Mrs. C. Franke Dies in Wellsboro Hospital Mrs. Edith Mabel Wilson of 15 King Street, Wellsboro died Saturday, December 5 after a prolonged illness. She was born September 19, 1880, the only child of Robert and Frances Wilson of Delmar Township. She had lived at the present address since last September but had always made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Franke and family so was a resident of Westfield for some twenty years previous. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, the Rev. Joseph Leichliter of Westfield officiating, assisted by the Rev. William Catlin of Alexandria, Va. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Franke of Wellsboro, four grandchildren, Mrs. Donald George, Westfield, Mrs. William Catlin, Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Donald Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio and Miss Mary Sue Franke, Wellsboro and three great-grandchildren.

Zinner / Hall

Zinner-Hall Vows Spoken Mrs. Marlee Hall of Belmont was married Saturday to Dr. Kurt Zinner of Wellsville, in a ceremony at the Congregational parsonage. The nuptial vows were spoken before the Rev. John Skeirik. Mrs. Jay Ginder of Wheaton, Ill., sister of the bride, was matron of honor, and Joseph Waitkus was best man. A reception was held at the Zinner home, 2 Howe Terrace, after the ceremony with 24 guests, including members of the families of the bride and groom, attending. Dr. and Mrs. Zinner plan to leave Wednesday on a 10-day wedding trip to Haiti, after which they will return to make their home at the Howe Terrace residence.


Mrs. Matilda Leipold, 70, of Gaines, Pa., Friday, March 11, 1960. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hoffman of Westfield, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis of Gaines; sons, Lester and James Leipold, both of Mansfield, John Leipold of Corning, Frederick Leipold of Gaines; sister, Mrs. A. Scheiner of Ridgway, Pa.; brothers, Rudy Zurfluh of Buffalo, William, Peter, and Edward Zurfluh of Westfield. Body at Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield. Calling hours: today after 7 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David Griffiths. Gaines Baptist Cemetery.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 16 MAR 2003
By Joyce M. Tice