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 Subj:   Obituary Abstracts from Wellsboro & Canton papers.
Date:  10/13/2003 3:52:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (barb conrad)
more obits covering 1940's from Wellsboro Gazette and Canton Independent-Sentinel.
The first file I sent you Sat. I forgot to tell you that they are almost all modified obits - it was going to cost me an arm & an leg to make copies from the microfilm reader in Wellsboro because the obits were scattered throughout each issue so I just picked out personal facts from each obit, if someone wants the full obit, the issue date is included.
Thank you,
Barb Conrad

AVERY, Nellie
(Mrs. Frank E. Field)
age 79, of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro - died 3:30 p.m. Thurs. - funeral Saturday - Woodlawn Cemetery - survivors: husband - daughter, Irene at home - three sons, Guy D., camp commander at Hawthorne, NV, Lee of Olean, Ward A. of Elmira - sister, Mrs. W. C. Everetts of Elmira (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

BEEMAN, Nellie
(Mrs. Otis H. Davis)
Died suddenly at her home on Cone Street early Tuesday morning - born in Elmira, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Beeman - moved to Wellsboro with her husband some 55 years ago - husband is Justice of the Peace, former Postmaster - funeral services tomorrow at Evans Funeral Home - Christian Science service - Wellsboro Cemetery  (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

BOOM, Arvilla
Age 14 - died Monday at Blossburg Hospital - funeral will be held this afternoon at Evans & Johnson Funeral Home - Ansonia Cemetery - survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Boom of Marsh Creek - one brother and one sister (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 25, 1940)

BROWN, William H.
Lawrenceville- age 90 - died Tues. at home in Jackson Summit - born Nov. 10, 1849 to Ira and Nancy Brown - 1st wife and mother of his children, Ella Robinson of Lawrenceville - 2nd wife, Mrs. Jennie Shepard - funeral at Miller Funeral Home - Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson - survivors: son, Coli A. Brown, with whom he lived - two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Trim of Ovid, NY and Mrs. Margaret (Michael B.) Reep of Lawrenceville - 21 grandchildren - 14 great grandchildren (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

CRAWFORD, Emma Fidelia
(Mrs. Leroy Cole)
Lawrenceville- widow, age 84 - died Sunday Jan. 21 at home of her son, Arland L. Cole - born Dresden, NY, Feb. 17, 1856 to Andrew and Angelica Seiples Crawford - lived most of her life in or about Lawrenceville - funeral yesterday at Kuhl Funeral Home - Lawrenceville Cemetery - survivors: three sons, Robert A. Cole, and Arland L. Cole of this place, Frances E. Cole of Hammondsport, NY - eight grandchildren and one great grandchild (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 25, 1940)

(Mrs. Charles E. Crane)
Lawrenceville- died at her home last Thursday - funeral held Sunday - Crane plot in Lawrenceville Cemetery - born Lindley, NY, April 10, 1872 to Daniel and Nina Higgins Crowl - married Charles Crane in Elmira in 1910 - survivors: husband - sister, Mrs. Charles Jackson - two brothers, Daniel Crowl and John Crowl of Lawrenceville (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs, Jan. 18, 1940)

EVANS, Annie
(Mrs. Annie E. Brown)
funeral was Tuesday at Blossburg - resided Lancaster, formerly of Covington - survivors: four daughters and a son, Ethel and Winifred of New York, Mrs. Roger Williams of Buffalo, Mrs. Anna LeFexe of Lancaster, and Willard Brown of Pittsburgh (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

FRANKE, Charles
Of Arnot, died of heart attack Friday afternoon while at work at a mine - funeral services were Monday - Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg - survivors: widow - one daughter, Mrs. William Burr of Elkland - three sons, Harold of Arnot high school faculty, Bernard and George of Elmira - three sisters, Mrs. Samuel Krause of Liberty, Mrs. Charles Bostwick and Mrs. Albert Paul of Corning - three brothers, George of Corning, Alfred of Sebring, William of Millerton (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

GILBERT, Delbert
age 71 of Morris - died suddenly Thursday of a heart attack at S. S. Kresge store in Williamsport - nephew J. S. Browne of Morris was with him - Survivors: two daughters, Mrs. May Simmons of Westfield, Mrs. Maude Anderson of Corning - one son, John Stevenson of Middlebury - two brothers, David of Morris and Henry of Sweden Valley - a sister, Mrs. George Brown of Morris RD (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

HOLTON, Sarah H.
Millerton- 68 of Millerton - died Sunday at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, ten hours after burns received Saturday night when her clothing caught fire from an overturned oil stove - resided with Mrs. E. Thorp near Daggett in Jackson Twp. - (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 25, 1940)

(Mrs. Mike Kaleski)
age 42 of Elkland - died Blossburg Hospital Thurs. morning following major operation - born April 11, 1898 at Fall Rivers, MA to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kendrick - funeral at St. Thomas Church Monday - Blossburg burial - survivors: husband Mike - two daughters, Genevieve and Arlene of Elkland - sister, Mrs. Kate Carson of West Warick, RI - brother, Walter Kendrick of Miami (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

LEE, Mary
(Mrs. Mary Lee Brown)
Blossburg- Mary Brown of Covington - died Saturday Jan. 13 at home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna LaFever at Lancaster - resident of Tioga County practically all her life - funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at Ellis Funeral Home - Arbon Cemetery - survivors: son, Willard Evans of Pittsburgh - four daughters, Mrs. Anna LaFever of Lancaster, Mrs. Roger Williams of Buffalo, Mrs. Winifred Cornada of Long Island, Miss Ethel Evans of New York City - a brother, John Lee of Covington (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

OAKDEN, Joseph R.
Lawrenceville- 79 - died at his home in Caton Center last Friday - ill several months - major operation in Corning Hospital about a year ago - farmer and great horse fancier - railroad work years ago - born in Addison Oct. 29, 1880 to Hopse Docksey and Emily Nichols Oakden - lived most of his life in Nelson and Lawrenceville - funeral was Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville - Fairview Cemetery - survivors: wife, Leah Phelps Oakden - three brothers, Alfred, Hollis, H. D. Oakden - one sister, Mrs. Delos Maynard of Montour Falls (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

(Mrs. W. Lockwood Peet)
(Mrs. Jesse Robinson)
Widow of Jesse Robinson of Wellsboro - died Jan. 15 at Palo Alto, CA from heart trouble - survivors: two daughters, Miss Dorothy Robinson of Washington, D.C., Miss Betty Peet of Palo Alto - son, Robert Peet of Baltimore - sister, Miss Grace Willis of Washington D.C. (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

(Mrs. David Playfoot)
age 53 of Niles Valley died last Saturday night at Blossburg Hospital - life long resident of this county -survived by husband - funeral services were at Keeneyville Church on Tuesday - Keeneyville Cemetery (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

SEELY, Frank
Osceola- 85 - active in Cowanesque Valley mercantile and banking business for 60 years - died last Tuesday evening at his Osceola home - confined to bed since last Oct. - retired from active participation in business affairs May of 1935 - born Osceola Nov. 14, 1854 to Morgan and Harriet Beebe Seely - married Oct. 22, 1888 M. Augusta Phelps - funeral held from late home last Saturday - Fairview Cemetery - survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Hugh B. Strang of Westfield, Mrs. Robert Albee of Elmira - brother, Ed. M. Seely of Hartford, CT - two grandchildren, Mrs. R. Park Lecky of Roanoke, VA, Robert C. Albee, Jr. of Elmira (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

Age 64 - died Sat. of influenza at Miami Beach - former president of People's Natural Gas Co. of Pittsburgh - born in Tidoute, PA (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs, Feb. 1, 1940)

TUBBS, Mrs. Charles
Age 79 - died Fri. at home in Fairport, NY - spent most of her life at Mills, Harrison Valley and Elkland - survivors: two sons, Dean Button of Fairport and Ray Adams of Elmira - two granddaughters, Marion and Martha Button of Elkland - grandson, Gerald Adams of Binghamton - two great granddaughters, Patricia and Delorea Adams of Binghamton (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

WEEKS, Charles H.
Died at his Pittsburgh home early Tuesday following an illness of pneumonia - funeral services at Pittsburgh yesterday - after service the funeral cortege continued to Clyde, NY, his former home, for burial - survivors:  wife, the former Charlotte Mann - one daughter, Mary Ellen (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

Died Sunday at home of daughter, Mrs. L. R. Manning, at Farmington - born Middlebury, Aug. 29, 1869 - moved to Marsh Creek 30 years ago - 1881 married Helen Johnson who died in 1929 - funeral held yesterday afternoon at Evans and Johnson Funeral Home - Keeneyville Cemetery - survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Manning of Farmington, Mrs. James Goodwin of Wellsboro RD4 (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

(Mrs. Frank Edgerton)
Died Jan. 12 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Olney at Covington after an illness of about a year - born June 30, 1873, Canoe Camp, oldest daughter of the late Lyman and Ellen Whitney - spent entire life in that vicinity - Sept. 6, 1891, married Frank Edgerton of Sullivan who died Oct. 4, 1934 - survivors: two daughters, Mrs. W. A. VanValkner of Elmira and Mrs. Charles Olney of Covington - one sister, Mrs. Lloyd Douglas of Covington - three grandchildren (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 25, 1940)

Antrim- age 17 of Antrim - died Williamsport Hospital Sunday after short illness - funeral held St. John's Church, Wednesday morning - Antrim Cemetery - survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Williams of Antrim - two sisters, Mrs. Helen Baker of Elmira, and Anna at home - five brothers, William, Edward, Anthony, Stanley, and Francis at home - grandfather, Joseph S. Kagenski of Antrim (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 25, 1940)

Age 79 of Lansing, MI - died 1947 when hit by car in St. Petersburg, FL - youngest of the late Joseph Battin family of Fox Twp., near Shunk - moved to MI 60 years ago (unknown paper)

BEAM, Theodore H.
Canton pharmacist for 30 years - died Sat. 1949 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital of long illness - came to Canton in 1919 - Senior Warden of St. James Episcopal Church - vet of WW1 - funeral was Tues, March 22 - Park Cemetery - survivors: wife, Kathryn - one half-brother, Claude Beam of Ft. Wayne, IN (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

BEVAN, Richard Carlyle
Son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Bevan of Leroy - killed Dec. 15, 1944 while being transported aboard a Japanese prisoner of war ship - taken prisoner at Bataan - Aunt, Mrs. Mabel Wrisley of Ithaca, informed by war department - unknown to him, his parents and grandfather died since he was taken prisoner - believed he was on same ship as Cpl. Donald Lewis who was also taken prisoner at Bataan and killed same day as Richard - possible that ship was sunk by American submarine or plane (Canton Independent-sentinel, issue date unknown)

BIDDLE, Donald J.
(Alice Regan, wife)
Age 51 - died Sat. Sept. 24, 1949 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira - came to father's home in Canton on Labor Day due to illness - would have been manager of Turner's Men's Wear Store in Corry, PA, four years in Nov. - wife died in 1935 - avid baseball fan - vet of WW1 - funeral Mon. afternoon at Center St. home of brother, Philip Biddle - St. Michael's Cemetery - survivors: father, C. F. Biddle of Canton - sisters, Mrs. Randall Warne of Elmira and Mrs. Keith Mosier of Canton - brother, Philip - nieces - 3 - nephews - 1 - aunt, Mrs. Winifred Davison of Canton (Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)


BROWN, Hiram
Age 44 of Forksville - died Wed. Aug. 20, 1947 - funeral Sat. morning at Shunk Church - Shunk Cemetery - survivors: sisters, Mrs. Kermit Hess and Mrs. Lavern Randall of Shunk - brother, Chester Brown of Wheelerville (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

(Mrs. Oscar W. Burtch)
Age 73 - died Thurs. - funeral at home in Tioga Twp. Sun. afternoon - Evergreen Cemetery (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 22, 1940)

BUTTON, Howard H.
(Margaret Sampson, wife)
Nearly 81 - died last Wed. at home on Grant St. of pneumonia - born March 9, 1859 Chatham Twp. to Henry H. and Electa Saxton Button - celery farm at Wellsboro Junction - funeral Sat. afternoon at Evans & Johnson Funeral Home - Wellsboro Cemetery - survivors: wife - five children, Mrs. Clyde W. Bailey of Wellsboro, Mrs. George R. Dennison of Philadelphia, Mrs. Thomas E. Evans of Mansfield, Henry H. Button and James Button of Wellsboro (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 28, 1940)

CALLAHAN, Ulysses M.
(Susie Focht, wife)
Age 87 - died at home on Tioga St. last Sat. - born Lycoming Co. to the late Hiram and Rachel Callahan - married Susie of Wellsboro who died several years ago - engaged in gardening - funeral Mon. afternoon at home - Wellsboro Cemetery - survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Prosser of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Ada Fredericks of Rochester, Mrs. Cora Teeter of Ithaca, Mrs. Myra Moore of Corning - son, John W. Callahan of Wellsboro - one sister, Mrs. Ella Campbell of Williamsport (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs,, Feb. 15, 1940)

CHAPIN, Seran E.
Age 74 of Ellenton - died Sun. afternoon (1947) at home of daughter, Mrs. James Potter, Ellenton - former resident of Windfall - funeral Wed. afternoon at Morse Funeral Home - Windfall Cemetery - survivors: daughter, Mrs. Potter - sister, Mrs. Lee Riggs, Williamsport - two grandchildren - one great grandchild (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

DOLL, George H.
Age 68 of Canton - died Mon. morning (1949) at his Troy St. home of brief illness - life-long resident - president of Borough Council since 1932 - former trustee of Community Nursing Service and Canton Cemetery Ass. - member Loyal Order of Moose #429 - employed Belmar Manufacturing - funeral at family home - Park Cemetery - survivors: wife, Minnie - daughters, Grace, Harriet and Marguerite, all at home - sister, Mrs. Grace Foss of Canton (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

DRESTE, Delphine Butler
Age 82 - died Sebring, FL, Fri. Dec. 3, 1948 - FL residence for past 28 years - funeral at Morse Funeral Home - Windfall Cemetery - survivors: daughters, Mrs. Hermina Davison of Canton, Mrs. Carl Trippe of Lakeland, FL (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

(Mrs. Alden Swayze)
Mrs. Jennie Fellows Swayze, 82, widow of Alden Swayze, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 29 (1948). She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Krise, Canton; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leon Swayze. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her late home. Burial in Park Cemetery, Canton. Arrangements by the Morse Funeral Service, Canton. (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

Killed in action somewhere in the South Pacific - parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fitzwater, notified Aug. 23, 1944 - machine gunner Third Marine Division - graduate of agricultural dept. of local schools - prior to service, employed in office at P.R.R. freight station (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

FLEMING, Charles
Age 86 of Grover - died Wed. 1947 at Blossburg Hospital - funeral held Fri. at Morse Chapel, Canton - Grover Cemetery - survivors: wife - one daughter, Mrs. Charles Jackson of Grover - three sons, Earl and Roy of Elmira and James of Tioga - sister, Mrs. Rose Crayton of Breesport, NY - brother, William of Elmira (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

FLEMING, Myrtie Kennedy
Age 68 - died Thurs., Oct. 26, 1944 at her Granville Twp. home - funeral Sat. - Glenwood Cemetery - survivors: two sons, Carroll and Lawrence - sister, Mrs. Ethlyn Piatt of Sayre - grandchildren, 4 (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

(Mrs. Charles G. Dearman)
Age 66 of Knoxville - died at home last Thurs. evening, illness of several years - born Austinburg Dec. 3, 1873 to John Wesley Gilkey and Sarah A. Seely Gilkey - married Charles May 21, 1902 - funeral at home Sun. - Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville - survivors: husband - son, Albert G. Dearman of Knoxville - two nieces, Mrs. Grace Collier and Mrs. Geraldine Osborne of Elmira - three nephews, James Dengle of Elmira, John and Harold Dengle of Johnson City (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 22, 1940)

Thomas J. Hallinan, aged 63 years, died at the family home here on Sunday, Dec. 21 (1947). He is survived by his mother; five sisters, Mrs. M. J. Cleary and Mrs. Mary McCarthy of Bradford, Pa., Mrs. Floyd Crist, Misses Margaret and Theresa of Canton; a brother, John of Canton. The funeral was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church with Rev. Thomas J. Knight officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

Age 56 of Elmira - died Fri. April 15 (1948) of short illness in Robert Packer Hospital - native of Canton, resident of Elmira past 8 years - clerk in shoe dept. of Iszard's store - Golden Link Rebekah Lodge, Elmira - funeral at Canton Baptist Church - Park Cemetery - survivors: brothers & sisters, Dr. Francis Hartung and Leon Hartung of Philadelphia, George Hartung of Canton, Dr. Howard A. Hartung of Sayre, Mrs. Clarence Miller of Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Nelson Laurenson of LaPorte, Mrs. Leslie DeLancy of Sayre, Mrs. Robert Crumbring of Canton, Mrs. Ray Hill of Elmira (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

(Mrs. Joseph Mencing)
Of Antrim - died at home of daughter, Mrs. Ben Hutchenson of Blossburg Tues. afternoon from long illness - born April 2, 1864 Fall Brook to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hatherill - funeral at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro - survivors: husband - children, Mrs. Paul Young of Oil City, Mrs. Ben Hutchenson, Mrs. Anna Chambers of Endicott, William Young of Endicott, George Young - brother, John Hatherill of Fall Brook (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

(Mrs. James Bowen)
Age 21 - died at home in Spring City last Thurs. of pneumonia - 4 year old daughter, Barbara Ann, died Sat. of same cause - husband James recovering from pneumonia - husband James, son of Perley Bowen of Delmar - double funeral Sun. - burial in Spring City - survivors: husband - daughter, Rebecca May, who was born Jan. 31, 1940 (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

Age 65 of Canton - died at his Main Street home July 3, 1947 - funeral at home and First Baptist Church of Canton  - survivors: two sons, Kenneth of Canton and Howard of Canton RD (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

JACKSON, Herman B.
Age 60 of Mt. Kisco, NY, formerly of Wellsboro - died Thurs. Feb. 3 - secretary of Painters' Union of NY State - body cremated, ashes sent to Wellsboro - survivors: two brothers, Ennis Jackson of Wellsboro, Byron Jackson of Rochester - two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Hill of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Hugh Eames of Chicago (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 38, 1940)

Age 78 of Catlin Hollow - died at home last Thurs. - farmer - born Charleston to Lazell and Leonora Chaffee Kimball - survivor: daughter, Mrs. Harold Austin, whom he lived with (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 22, 1940)

LEWIS, Donald Cpl.
Killed Dec. 5, 1944 while being transported aboard a Japanese prisoner of war ship - taken prisoner at Bataan - father, Kennard Lewis of Elmira, formerly of Towanda, was informed - believe same fate happened to Richard Carlyle Bevan of Leroy - possible that ship was sunk by American submarine or plane (Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

Age 87, of Morris Run - died at home last Wed. - funeral Sat. morning - St. Joseph's Cemetery - survivors: wife - three daughters, Mrs. Celia Rudenski of Morris Run, Kay and Ida at home - three sons, Andrew, Edward, and Alzy, all of Morris Run (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 28, 1940)

Of Liberty - died at sister's, Mrs. Albert Norman - born Feb. 17, 1867 - confined to bed by stroke last 8 years - funeral held Mon. (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

MCINROY, Edward J.
Age 73 - died in Buffalo Feb. 14, following operation - retired Lehigh RR engineer - funeral Feb. 16 - burial in Buffalo - survivors: wife - brother, Dugan of Urichsville, OH (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 28, 1940)

MOORE, Stella
(Mrs. Delos A. Whiting)
Age 68 of Wellsboro - died last Thurs. at home of daughter, Mrs. William Rennie in Blossburg - widow of Delos - born in Corning to Seymour D. and Emma Barber Moore - funeral Sun. at Evans & Johnson - Dartt Settlement Cemetery - survivors: children, Mrs. Rennie, Delos and Claude of Wellsboro, Mrs. Frank Schauer of Bradford, VT (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

Died Williamsport Hospital at noon Fri., June 29, 1945 - ten days' illness - born Jan. 10, 1892, Dushore - graduated Williamsport Junior College - became owner and publisher of Canton Sentinel upon death of his father in 1929 - WW1 vet - investigator for Public Utilities Commission - American Legion - Military Order of the Purple Heart - junior warden of St. James Episcopal Church - funeral at home Mon. afternoon - Park Cemetery - survivors: wife, Kathryn - sister, Miss Hattie R. Newell of Wingdale, NY (Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

(Selma Kjellon, wife)
Age 77 of Galeton - died at home last Fri. - born Sweden, came to U.S. April 1883 - was in mines, a sawyer, retired from B.&S. RR - married May 13, 1888 to Selma, who came from Sweden - survivors: three daughters, Mrs. Andrew N. Olsen, Mrs. S. Lynn Lush, Mrs. Arnold E. Leach, all of Galeton - son, J. Albert Nordquist (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 28, 1940)

Age 58 of Canton - died Sat. 1944 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira - funeral Tues. at Canton home of brother, Howard Packard - East Canton Cemetery - survivors: two daughters, Mrs. James Barkalow of Addison, NY and Mrs. Robert Manley of Elmira - two sons, Raymond of Monroeton and James, Seaman First Class - brother, Howard of Canton - sister, Jeanette Packard of Canton - grandchildren, 3 (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

(Hazel Wingate, wife)
Age 54 - died at home in Rochester last Fri. of prolonged illness - born Liberty to the late Warren G. and Jennie Phelps - married Hazel Wingate of Wellsboro just 21 years ago today - funeral at Rochester - burial in Liberty on Sun. - survivors: wife - three children, Margaret, Warren, Carl Jr. at home - brother, Verne of Liberty  (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

ROENITZ, Martha Mrs.
Age 62 - died at her Troy St. home in Canton Thurs. May 29, 1947 - leading soprano in First Presbyterian Church - funeral at home - Park Cemetery - survivors: brother, William G. ?, of Rockaway Beach, NY - sister, Mrs. Samuel Appleby of Rockaway Beach (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

ROOT, Levi F.
Age 72 - died heart attack at his Main St. home June 4, 1947 - senior member of hardware firm of Root & Newell - expert gunsmith - came to Canton from Albion, NY 1905 - member of F&AM, Canton Rod & Gun Club, Lycoming Hunting and Fishing Club - funeral at home - Woodlawn Cemetery - survivors: wife - two sisters, Mrs. Alma Cutts of Eagle Harbor, NY, Mrs. Gertrude Smythe of Albion NY - brother, John J. Root of Cleveland

ROUPP, Warney G.
Age 73 - died at his Canton Twp. home Wed. Feb. 3, 1949 - funeral Fri. Feb 4 - Grover Cemetery - survivors: wife, Harriet - two sisters, Mrs. Ida ? and Mrs. Clarence Beck of Liberty - one brother, Aaron of Liberty (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

Age 65 of Canton RD2 - died Sat. afternoon about 3:30 at intersection of  Rt. 414 and Rt. 14, 1 1/2 miles south of Canton, when his car was struck by pick-up driven by Doyle A. Shadduck of Shunk - body taken to Morse Funeral Home ( May 3, 1945 is written in pencil, death date or issue date of Canton Independent-Sentinel)

Age 79 of Harrison Valley - struck by car driven by William H. Stitgreaves of Niagara Falls, NY, while he, his wife and Thomas Burton were walking along Rte. 49, south of Westfield early Fri. evening - died Blossburg Hospital 11:50 Tues. - Survivors: wife, Anna - brother, James (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 18, 1940)

(Mrs. George Shaffer)
Age 54 of Alba - died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Feb. 17, 1949 - funeral was Sat. at First Baptist Church - Park Cemetery - survivors: husband - four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Fields, Mrs. John Tortino, Mrs. Joseph Doling, all of Elmira, Mrs. Elizabeth Lovenduski of Blossburg - two sons, T-Sgt. Kenneth of U.S. Army, stationed in New York City, and William at home - sister, Mrs. Alice Austin of Canton - two brothers, Donald and Gerald Walburn, both of Canton (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

SWAYZE, Leon Alden
(Anna Danks, wife)
Age 52 - died Robert Packer Hospital early Thurs. morning, Sept. 26, 1946 of illness of several years - director of Packer Hospital and Devitt's tubercular sanitarium at Allenwood - was president of Swayze Folding Box Co. of Canton - member of Masonic lodges of Canton and Troy - member of First Presbyterian Church - funeral at home , Sun., Sept. 29 - Park Cemetery - survivors: wife Anna - son, Alden E. - daughter, Jean Swayze Porter - mother, Mrs. Jennie F. Swayze - two grandchildren (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

VANDYKE, Meylert Faye
Age 73 - died at his home East Canton Wed. afternoon (1949) - entire life spent in home his grandfather built in 1875 - farmer - school director - farm checker under Farm Conservation program during war - survivors: wife, Stella - daughter, Mrs. Leslie Shedden of East Canton - two sons, Davis and Meylert, both of Minnequa Heights - two brothers, Rev. Elroy of Geneva, NY and Oscar L. of Pasadena, CA - sister, Mrs. Florence Kent of Elmira - grandchildren - 11 (most likely Canton Independent-Sentinel, issue date unknown)

WHEELER, Harriet
(Mrs. John W. Moyer)
Died at home on Bacon St. Mon. afternoon from long illness - born Delmar May 13, 1884 to Julius C. and Emily Bartle Wheeler - married July 7, 1886 (mistaken birth year or marriage year) John of Williamsport - resided Wellsboro and Philadelphia - funeral at family home on Bacon St. - Wellsboro Cemetery - survivors: husband - daughter, Mrs. Blanche (Bert) Hendrickson of Bradenton, FL - three sisters, Mr. H. B. Leach of Mansfield, Mrs. A. M. Keeney, Mrs. J. G. March - brother, Harry D. Wheeler of Wellsboro (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

WHITMAN, Newell B.
Age 81 - died yesterday at Blossburg Hospital - resided with sister, Mrs. Clara W. Dartt at 22 King St. - did live Antrim, had lumbering business - born Nov. 23, 1858, Tioga - funeral Fri.(tomorrow) at Evans & Johnson Funeral Home - Wellsboro Cemetery - survivor: sister, Clara (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs. Feb. 28, 1940)

WILLIAMMEE, Robert George
8 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williammee of Morris RD - died at home Feb. 6 - funeral at home last Fri. - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 15, 1940)

Antrim- age 52 of Antrim - died Blossburg Hospital Sat. night - injured Fri. while at work for Antrim Coal Co., surgery done - funeral held Tues. afternoon at Trinity Episcopal Church - Wellsboro Cemetery - survivors: wife - four daughters, Pearl, Madelyn, Mrs. Lewis VanCampen, Mrs. Arthur Thomas - two sons, George and Joseph - mother, Mrs. Joseph Mencing - two grandchildren, Roland VanCampen and John Thomas, of Antrim - two brothers, George Young and William Young of Endicott - three sisters, Mrs. Anna Cambers of Endicott, Mrs. Paul Young of Oil City, Mrs. Ben Hutchenson of Blossburg  (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 11, 1940)

From Pat Wainwright:
Chemung Co. Elmira Daily Advertiser
Thursday Morning,
March 20, 1879

alum and dry plaster
agency in Elmira with IRVING D. BOOTH 611 & 613 Railroad Ave.
Wholesale Heavy Hardware and Window Glass

84 East Water St. Life, Fire Insurance and Real Estate Agency. Premises
464 W. Church Street for sale or rent
W. C. WARDNER, CHEMUNG INSURANCE AGENCY. First Class Companies, 212 East Water St., Elmira, N.Y. S. AYRES, CITY INSURANCE AGENCY. General Fire, Life and Accident Insurance, 308 East Water St. PERRY & SCOTT, REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENCY
no. 18 West Water Street, Elmira N.Y
WM. F. COREY, AGENT FOR FIRST CLASS AMERICAN AND English Fire Insurance Companies. (Cashier of Second National Bank.) PRODUCE DEALERS DORN & STEVENS,
successors to J. R. JONES & DORN WHOLESALE DEALERS AND SHIPPEERS OF GILT-EDGED BUTTER, No. 156 Baldwin Street, Elmira, N.Y. J. R. JONES, BAKER 7 CO., No. 145 West Water Street, (near Main St. bridge) Wholesale Dealers in Fine Dairy Butter MORRIS SEELEY, COMMISSION MERCHANT and Wholesale Dealer in Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Wool, Hides, Pelts, Clover and Timothy Seed, and Country Produce generally No. 127 Water street, Elmira, N. Y. WEAVER & FERGUSON, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS and Wholesale Dealers in Clover and Timothy Seed, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Wool, Hides, Pelts, Dried Fruits &c. nos 131 and 133 West Water Street ARCHITECTS E. B. GREGORY, ARCHITECT, 101 EAST CHURCH ST., ELMIRA, N. Y. Designs for Churches, School Buildings, Dwellings and all other buildings, with supervision if desired. . Q (?). INGHAM, ARCHITECT Opera House, room No. 12 WARREN H. HAYES, ARCHITECT, 115 Lake Street, Elmira, N.Y.
designs for CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, DWELLINGS, and all classes of Public and other Buildings furnished to order, with supervisions when desired. Church Designs a specialty MISCELLANEOUS SCHWEPPE & EGGER, FRESCO PAINTERS, 423 Carroll Street, Opera House Block D. L. ELDRED, COURT REPORTER, References attended at most reasonable?????. Office with Surrogate (?) REMOVAL!
We will remove April 1st to the store on southeast corner of Baldwin and Carroll streets, formerly occupied by F. G. HALL, as a bank, where we will continue the Insurance business and also keep an hand, at bottom prices, in a separate room a large stock of pianos of the following makers: STEINWAY & SONS, WEBER, D. L. FRY & CO., DUNHAM & SONS, DECKER BROS. FROST & LONGSTREET, 108 Baldwin Street, Elmira, N.Y.
    There is business ahead again for Hornellsville and Olean.  Gen. SHARPE, of Ulster, has introduced in the Assembly a bill for the erection of another State Prison.  It is very similar to the one of last year, being changed only in its commission, and that only in a single name.  Last year the Commission was Superintendent PILSBURY, Gen. A. C. NIVEN, and SINCLAIR TOUCEY.  This year it is Superintendent PILSBURY, Hon. E. M. MADISON, and SINCLAIR TOUCEY, Gen. NIVEN being left off because of the condition of his health. There is just as "big a mice" in the new commission as there was in the old.

successor to S. AYRES
308 E. Water St., Elmira

122 lake St

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Mansfield, Pa., March 17, 1879
     Mrs. Carrie JOHNSON BRIGGS, leading soprano of the same church, has gone to reside at Pine City (NY).
     Prof. A. KAELIN, of late in charge of the musical department of the Normal School, has resigned his position and gone to Toledo, Ohio.
     A new saw mill and a foundry have been built on the site of those burned, and will be ready for business April 1st, under the management of BAILEY Bros.
     Owing to the lively "run" among our merchants, prices of staples are way down, whereat our impecunious citizens are jubilant.  We are all going to dress up.
     Our citizens regret the loss by removal of the family of John WALTERS.  Miss Kate will be especially missed, she having of late ably filled the post of organist at the M. E. Church.
     The immigration to Kansas from this locality still continues.  Quite a number this spring are preparing to follow the "Star of Empire", under direction of Capt. BACKER, Passenger Agent.
     The Y.M.C.A. will locate in ALLEN's new block, the Professor having generously tendered the use of the rooms rent free.  They are nicely fitted up and will soon be ready for occupancy.
     On Sunday evening Miss Mary A. SHARP, a former resident of Mansfield, ably addressed a large congregation at the M. E. Church on the subject of missions.  This lady, who has for the last fourteen years been teaching the Freedmen in South Carolina, has recently been appointed missionary to Africa.  She will ship from New York on the 25th inst., and sail via Liverpool and Sierra Leone to Liberia.  The church of which she is a member feels a just pride at being so ably represented in foreign fields.  May the blessings of Him whose command is, "go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature," constantly attend her.

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
Friday, March 21, 1879

 Thursday, March 20
     The People against James HARMON.  Indicted for burglary. Over to next sessions, on renewing bail in the sum of $250, which was given in open court.
     The People against the following named persons, indicted for selling liquor on Sunday, appeared in court and renewed their bail, each $250, for their appearance at the next Court of Sessions, viz:  Michael LIDDY, Dennis DONOHUE, Patrick J. LEE.
     The People against Mrs. Anna CROSS.  Indicted for keeping a disorderly house.  Over to the next session, on renewing bail in $250. Bail given in open court.
      The people ex.rel. &c., against Charles ELSTON. Evidence in this case closed.
      Court adjourned to Monday, March 14th, at 2 p.m.


Francis MURPHY is doing temperance work in Kansas
  The TIOGA EXPRESS states that Dr. JENNINGS, formerly of Elmira, now lives at Arnot (NY).
  Mr. John Smith HOFFMAN, who has been quite ill for the past ten days: is, we are very glad to hear, improving.
  T. A. RICHARDSON, of Elmira, a member of the Commercial Travelers' Association, is the guest of Mr. A. T. NYE, on East Fayette Street----Syracuse JOURNAL

Martin L. FOSTER, who for some time past has been a resident of Elmira, has recently removed to Watkins, where he has been employed to lead and instruct the Watkins Cornet Band.  Mr. Foster has attained a very enviable reputation as a solo cornetist, having filled quite an extensive engagement with the HUMMEL Family on their concert tours, and has been heard by many Elmira audiences with much pleasure. Thus Elmira loses a fine young musician and a much respected citizen. But our loss is a gain to Watkins, where Mr. FOSTER will make his future home. May success crown him.

The popularity of the Dime concerts of the Park Church was again crowdedly demonstrated last evening, while the excellence of the concert was above fault finding, Mrs. RICHARDSON, Mrs. GIBSON, Mr. PARMENTER and Mr. RACKLYEFT, with Prof. CRAMER, accompanist, made up a galaxy of musical talent that could not do otherwise than please. Mrs. GIBSON, soprano, was in excellent voice that evening, and sang, in response to an encore, "Swanee River."  No one left the room while she was singing it, either It was the jewel that glistened among all the bright settings of the evening's programme. When will be the next?.


     Last evening Mr. J. GREENER, music dealer on Church Street, was agreeably surprised by a party of his German friends, who, at about nine o'clock, took possession of his house in large numbers, and informed him that they proposed to run his establishment for the evening. They were received with true German hospitality, and arrangements were made for a fine and enjoyable time. For music they had a cornet, flute, organ, violin and violin cello. The company were entertained in grand style. During the evening there were some fine piano solos given, and some fine singing by the ladies present added much to the enjoyment. The party broke up in the "wee sma' hours," hoping for many more such enjoyable occasions.

Submitted by Patricia Wainwright

REGION:  Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
DATE:  1942
SOURCE:  Williamsport Sun-Gazette clipping found in box of mementos belonging to Blanche Emma Durkee West (1908-1983)
CONTRIBUTOR:  Patricia West Greenspan, Laurel, Maryland,

     Lieut. John R. McCabe, whose peace-time occupation was that of foreman in a Montoursville silk mill, is now serving with infantry troops in North Africa, according to word received here by Miss Helen Knouse, of 586 East Third Street, his fiancée.
     Lieutenant McCabe enlisted on March 21, 1942.  He reports an uneventful trip overseas and describes African weather with enthusiasm.     American troops in North Africa, he says, are receiving the "finest care."

From Darla Hogaboom:
Elmira Star Gazette
Tuesday Sept. 3, 1912
Page 11

Grinnell, Elsie-  Mrs. Elsie Grinnell, the widow of Henry D. Grinnell died Monday at 6 a. m. at the home of her step daughter. Mrs. William Knapp, 734 West First Street, aged sixty five years.  Mrs. Grinnell was born Elsie BREWER.  She became the wife of Vincent HOGABOOM who died a few years after their marriage.  Later she married Henry G. Grinnell, who died a few years ago.  She was a woman of noble character and was respected by many friends.  The decedent is survived by one son, C.E. HOGABOOM of Elmira, and three step sons and two step daughters:  S. E. GRINNELL, of Elmira, Henry of Wells, Pa., and Lorenzo of Snedkerville, Pa.; Mrs. William S. KNAPP of Elmira, and Mrs. C. C. WYLIE of Milwaukee, Wisc., one brother Hendrick BREWER of Wells, Pa., and one sister Julia of Columbia X roads, Pa.  There will be a prayer service at the home Thursday at 10 a. m.  The remains will be removed to Wells, Pa where the funeral service will be held in the church at 1 o’clock.  Burial at Jobs Corner, Pa.

Mrs. Elsie Grinnell

 Mrs. Elsie Grinnell, the widow of Henry G. GRINNELL died Monday at 6 a.m. at the home of her step daughter, Mrs. William KNAPP, 734 West First Street, aged sixty five years.  Mrs. Grinnell was born Elise BREWER.  She became the wife of Vincent HOGABOOM who died a few years after their marriage.  Later she married Henry G. GRINNELL, who died a few years ago.  She was a woman of noble character and was respected by many friends.  The decedent is survived by one son Charles E. HOGABOOM, of Elmira and three step sons and two step daughters:  S. E. GRINNELL, of Elmira;  Henry GRINNELL of Wells, Pa., and Lorenzo GRINNELL, of Snedkerville, Pa.; Mrs. William S. KNAPP of Elmira and Mrs. C. C. Wylie of Milwaukee, Wisc.; one brother Hendrick BREWER, of Wells, Pa.; one sister Julia of Columbia X Roads, Pa.  There will be a prayer service at the home Thursday at 10 a. m.   The remains will be removed to Wells, Pa., where the funeral service will be held in the church at 1 o’clock.  Burial at Jobs Corner, Pa.  She will be buried as Elsie HOGABOOM.

Submitted by Janet L.:

May 11, 1983   Elmira Star-Gazette
Harrington, James Keith
Age 61 of RD1  Lockwood, NY (Hicks)  Tuesday May 10, 1983 at home.   Friends are invited to attend graveside service Thursday 2:45pm at Hick's Cemetery Wyncoop Creek Rd.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chemung Volunteer Fire Co, Chemung NY.   Arrangements Roberts Funeral Home Wellsburg.   Survived by his wife, Vivien (Betsy), daughter Janice Scaife of Waverly; sister Mrs. Guy (Ethel) May of Wellsburg; three grandchildren, Mark, Rachel and Laura Scaife of Waverly.   Two nieces  Mrs. Edna Davies of Horseheads and Mrs. Zedena Glildden of Bloomfield, Mich.
Mr. Harrington was a Veteran of World War Two and a member of Belowski-Van Danmark American Legion Post 492 of Waverly.

Elmira Star Gazette  -  June 28, 2002
F. Leon "Bus" Age 77 of 244 Jerusalem Hill Rd., Elmira died on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at home. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Myrtle Antes May; Son & daughter-in-law: Leighton D. & Jean May, Elmira; Daughters & son-in-law: Judith & Bruce Hayes, Elmira, Susan May, Elmira; 7 Grandchildren: Martin C. Hayes, Christine Hayes, Daniel May, Jeremy May, Emily May, Leslie May Easton & Laura May-Diello; 5 Great-grandchildren; Aunt Alvretta Bridgeman of Elmira. Pre-deceased by his Son, Edward in 1990 & brother, Douglas May. Leon was a self-employed Milk dealer in the Elmira Area for many years, attended Maple Ave. Baptist Church, was an Army Veteran of WW2 having served in the Battle of the Bulge. Those wishing may make Donations in Leon's Memory to the Maple Avenue Baptist Church (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Saturday 2-4 & 7-8 PM with Funeral Services immediately following at 8 PM with Rev. David Hall, Pastor of Maple Ave. Baptist Church presiding. Leon's Burial will take place Monday, July 1, 2002 at 11 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors.

January 3, 1985   Elmira Star-Gazette
Herrington, D. Wayne
Age 70 of 11 Maplehurst Park, Horseheads, Thursday January 1, 1985 at St. Joseph Hospital after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St.  Horseheads Saturday from 7 to 9 pm and Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be there Sunday at the conclusion of the calling hours 3pm.  The Rev. David Ries and the Rev. Jonathan Hunter will officiate.  Interment Maple Grove Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers.  Those wishing to make memorials in Wayne's name either to Community Weslyn Church of Horseheads or the Grace Church of the Nazarene Horseheads.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mrs. Geraldine Peer Herrington, sister, Mrs. Alveretta Bridgemand of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Dorman and Marian Herrington of Attica; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Laurence and Bernice Peer of Elmira, Lyle and Glydes Peer of Wells, NY; uncle Olin Briggs of Wellsville, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and may friends.   Wayne was a former employee of the Bendix Corp. and was retired from the National Cash Register of Ithaca.  He was a former member of the Wesleyan Churches of Brooksville, FL, Elmira and Horseheads and attended the Grace Church of the Nazarene.

February 24, 1990  Star-Gazette
Knox, Mrs. M. Julia
Age 87 of 595 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, Thursday February 22, 1990.  Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7-9pm.  Prayer service there Monday 10:30 am followed by Funeral Serive in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Horseheads, NY at 11am.  Rev. David Almbeaf officiating.  Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Charlotte and Donald McCracken, with whom she resided, Jean and Jerome Kerwan and Marion and Joseph Agan of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law Richard and Shirley Knox, Dayton (Pete) and Dianne Knox, Morris and Betty Knox all of Horseheads; sister Clara Shield of Corning, 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by husband Dayton B. Knox in 1981 and grandson, Joseph L. Kerwan in 1988

November 2, 1991  Elmira Star-Gazette
Knox, Elizabeth A. "Betty"
Age 48 of 320 E. Franklin Street, Horseheads, NY, Thursday October 31, 1991 at home.  Friends are invited to call at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Prayer service will be held at the funeral home Monday at 9:15 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Mary Our Mother Church with the Rev. Joseph m. Jenkowsher being the celebrant.  Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Those wishing may remember Betty through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 224 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY or the American Cancer Society 627 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY.  She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Morris H. Knox; sons Ron Knox of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeff Knox at home; parents Joseph C. and Frances Sherent Schiefen of Elmira, NY; sister, Rose Driscoll of Pine City, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Diane Schiefen of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard and Shirley Knox of Elmira Heights, Donald and Charlotte McCracken of Horseheads, Dayton (Pete) and Diane Knox of Horseheads, Joseph and Marion Agan of Elmira Heights; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Betty was born August 14, 1943 in Elmira.  She married her husband June 27, 1967 and celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on June 27, 1991

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