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Lucetta LYON Bolles on right with her daughter in law Bertha CRAWFORD Bolles, first wife of her son Leo Bolles.

Joyce I am sending you a series of "things" pertaining to Lewcette Lyon Bolles and how her teaching career got started.
All are from the Leo Bolles genealogy collection. Leo was her son.  Carol HOOSE Brotzman

     Lucetta/Lewcette E. Lyon was born on Spring Hill, PA  June 24, 1848 the daughter of Stephen Lyon and Margaret Shumway. She died in March 1922. She was married to  George Warren Bolles on December 03, 1870 at her parents home on Spring Hill. The Reverends Rev. J. B. Sumner and Rev. G .M. Chamberlain preformed the service. George was the son of James Bolles and Susan Heady. He was born July 03, 1849 in Fairdale, PA and died December 15, 1918. Both are buried in the Bolles Cemetery West Auburn, PA. Lewcette was a twin to Loretta Lyon who married Milton Lewis Ackley.

1869 Lewcette graduated from Mansfield teaching institute

The three Children of Lucetta/Lewcette Lyon and George Bolles are as follows:

!1: Henry S..  Bolles, born 1875; died October 29, 1955 ( funeral card data Leo Bolles collection). He married Ella F. Townsend November 14, 1906 in Saint Charles Missouri by one clipping another St. Louis Missouri by Rev. Robert W. Ely; died Aft. October 29, 1955. Henry was buried in the  Memorial Park Cemetery

Susquehanna County Independent 100 years ago column November 29, 2006

West Auburn/St. Charles, Mo. - Married in St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 14, 1906, by Rev. Robert W. Ely, Henry S. Bolles and Miss Ella F. Townsend, both of St. Louis. The groom is the eldest son of Geo. W. and Lucetta L. Bolles of West Auburn, while the bride is the eldest daughter of Mrs. Ellen F. and the late Capt. Geo. E. Townsend, a veteran Mississippi river steamboatman. They immediately began housekeeping in their new home in Edgewood Park, a suburb of St. Louis.

2:. Roy Bolles, born 1877 in Skinners Eddy, PA; died February 08, 1957 in New Jersey City, New Jersey, He was an agent for the railroad 47 years. He married Jennie Southern.

3:  Leo Bolles, born October 10, 1887 in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania on the farm he resided all his life; died May 15, 1959 in at home Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) Bertha E. Crawford August 01, 1911 in the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church parsonage; born December 16, 1882 in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; died October 25, 1935 in Lackawanna County, Newton Township at the Hillside Nursing Home, Pennsylvania of TB. He married (2) Sarah "Ella" Crawford  (Bertha's sister) December 17, 1936 in Johnson City, New York; born July 09, 1880 in Shannon Hill, Meshoppen, Pennsylvania; died October 21, 1970 in the Monroe Nursing Home, Scranton, Pennslvania. All are buried in the Bolles Cemetery West Auburn, PA. Both were daughters of Gershom Bunnell Crawford and Sarah "Ellen" Green.

Montrose Independent newspaper probably
Leo Bolles, 71 of West Auburn died Friday Morning after a short illness. He was born on the farm in Auburn Township, the son of George W. and Lewcette Lyon Bolles. Three generations of Bolles have resided on that farm. He was a 4th term Justice of the Peace and the West Auburn news correspondent with the Montrose Independent Newspaper for many years. Leo was a member of the West Auburn Shiloh Grange and the West Auburn Methodist Church. His wife Sarah Ella Bolles, a son Robert, and five grandchildren survive him. Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Reverend Joseph Hollopeter, with the funeral being held at the West Auburn Methodist Church. Leo Bolles, 71 years old, a very able correspondent for 30 years is dead, He resided West Auburn, PA. He was born October 10, 1887 on the farm he lived to George and Leucetta Lyon Bolles, he was a fourth term Justice of the Peace. He passed to the great beyond Friday morning May 15, 1959. He was devoted to the West Auburn Methodist Church; he joined on his twelfth birthday almost 60 years had he lived till his birthday October 10th. He was a 50-year member of the Shiloh West Auburn Grange, the treasurer of his church. He is survived by his beloved wife Sarah Ella Crawford, a sister to his first wife Bertha, a son Robert E. Bolles and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday in the West Auburn Church by the Reverend Jason Hollopeter. It was filled to capacity. Sheldon's Funeral home was in church of the burial at Beech Grove Cemetery.

This was a clipping from the Hollister collection. The newspaper was probably the Meshoppen Enterprise October 1935

    Mrs. Leo Bolles of West Auburn, died October 25, 1935, age 53 years. She has been a patient in Hillside Mental Hospital at Clarks Summit, for the past 26 months.She was born on Shannon Hill, December 16, 1882. A resident of West Pittston for 15 years where she graduated from the High School in the class of 1903 and taught school one term at Exeter.She married Leo Bolles of West Auburn, August 1, 1911. She was a member of Church, Ladies Aide, Grange and W.C.T.U. (all of West Auburn, PA). Funeral services and burial was held at her late home, Tuesday afternoon October 29, at 2 p.m: Sermon was by Rev. V. F. Thomas from text Psalm 55:6. Four nephews were bearers. Her husband and one adopted son survives: and two brothers and three sisters: N.G. Crawford of South Auburn, G.W. Crawford of South Montrose, Mrs. L D Strope of Wysox, Mrs Mary Mason of Dinuba, California and Miss Ella Crawford of West Auburn.

Obit, from a Clipping belonging to Mae Fassett. Probably the Wyalusing Rocket October 1970
Mrs. Sarah Bolles (Known as Ella), widow of Leo Bolles of Beech Grove, died October 21, 1970 in Monroe Nursing home, Scranton, PA. Where she had been a resident for two months. She was born at Shannon Hollow, the daughter of Gershom and Ella Green Crawford. She taught school in various schools in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, PA. Ella was a member of the West Auburn Methodist Church. She is survived by a son Robert and five grandchildren. Burial will be at the Beech Grove Cemetery with the Reverend Marjorie Hanton. Sheldon Funeral home is in charge.

While Lewcette Lyon was in teacher training School at Mansfield [Mansfield Normal School] she got the newspaper, here is her receipt of payment.  Carol
Lewcette Lyon  - Seal of Wylausing
Wyalusing Oct. 11th, 1870

At a meeting of the board of School Directors of Wyalusing School District Bradford County State of Penna – the following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved that Lucetta Lyon whose address is Spring Hills PO Bradford County, Penna. having taught a common school in this district for two school terms since she was graduated by the state normal school located at Mansfield Tioga County, Pa., we take pleasure in saying that we consider her well qualified as a teacher morally, intellectually and professionally.

Resolved that we recommend the board of examiners and the faculty of the above named normal school to grant said Lucetta Lyon a State normal Diploma.

By order of the board of Directors.

Charles Summer, President
“C. S. Homet, Secretary

Theory and Practice.

L. Lyon.

When we want a good, precise definition of a word we go to the dictionary of our well-known and venerable friend, Noah Webster.  Therefore for the definition of these words, to him we direct you.

W?????? ????? ???? ????  ???? [fold of paper hides words] things in this brief article will be limited to his third definitions, “The science distinguished from the art and what will be said upon practice will be limited to his fourth and fifth definitions; actual performance, in his tinction from theory; and application of science to the wants of man.

We hear or may have some knowledge of a subject.  Then our ideas concerning that subject is our theory of it.  If our views do not coincide with the views of other, we have a different theory from them.  Consequently there may be many theories of the same subject.

‘Tis very seldom that two persons think exactly alike upon the same subject.  Yet they may be alike in the main, and the theory of one may be like that of the other somewhat modified.

There is as great diversity in practice as there is theory.

A theory may or may not be practical, the experience of most people teaches them that there is quite a difference between them.  Practice is stern reality and theory is, often, soaring imagination.  Especially is this true respecting teaching and composition writing.

There are many theories in regard to the keeping and regaining of health; hence the multiplicity of medical schools.

(First line of next paragraph is missing in the fold of the paper) becoming acquainted with different theories, is that we may be better prepared to aid in the elevation of mankind, and that we may more effectually use the talents given us by our Creator.

Lucette Lyon
No 2.
Oct. 26th, 1868
S.N.S. Mansfield

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