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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Card Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford County, PA

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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by Joyce M. Tice

Card Cemetery Listing 2001



Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 


SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

ALEXANDER - Effa A. Card, age 88 of Sylvania, Pa., Saturday, October 15, 1977. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating. Burial in the Card Cemetery. Survived by one son Bowen O. Card, Jr. of Troy, Pa.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Larry (Elizabeth) Barnes of Sylvania, Pa.; one brother Leland Alexander of Belleair, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. She was a life long member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. Her husband Dr. Bowen O. Card died December 15, 1968.

BOWEN O. (BOB) CARD age 68 of Troy, PA, Wednesday, April 13, 1983 in Largo, FL.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Horace Patton officiating.  Burial Card Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Animal Shelter in Ulster, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/1983

The Late James R. CARD of Sylvania – 1907 (SRGP 41683)

When a large community suffers the loss of a prominent citizen every one does not feel a personal loss, but it is not so in a small community.  There the loss is felt by everyone. Sylvania has had several losses of men prominent in its affairs in recent times.  Of one of these it is our purpose to write. A brief notice appeared in this paper some time ago of the death of James R. Card and it now seems fitting that with his picture a more extended notice should appear; not an obituary and not a eulogy, but a tribute to one of our business men who died in the prime of life.  It is well that some printed chronicles should be kept of the men prominent in our affairs for the benefit of those who may study the history of our community in future years.  We are now reading with great interest the chronicles of fourteen and thirty-five years ago. James R. Card was the second son of Anson and Helen TABOR Card.  He was born on the old homestead thirty-seven years ago and lived all his life, except for brief absences, in this community.  He was identified with various business enterprises and was a skilled carpenter and builder.  He belonged for many years to Sylvan Lodge, I.O.O.F., and in his turn was Noble Grand Master.  He had held various borough offices and was on the board of school directors for three terms. In 1898 he was married to Florence L. Burritt of this borough. 

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 One child was born to them, a son, James Thornton, now a year and a half old. In his business life he was full of energy and alertness, prompt to plan and prompt to carry out plans, and was the soul of honor in his dealings with men. He was quiet and reserved with strangers but in his home and with friends he was genial and enjoyed their company.  He was a devoted husband and father, an affectionate brother and a dutiful son to his widowed mother.  He will be greatly missed in the life of the community where each worth one counts for so much.

Card, Joseph Bradford age 59 of Sylvania, Pa., Monday May 28, 1973, at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Owen Barrett officiating. Burial Card cemetery. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Frisbie of Sylvania, Mrs. Fanny Brown of Elmira, Mrs. Manley (Rachael) Darrow of Elmira, Mrs. Catherine Dengle of Elmira, Mrs. Theodore (Gertrude) Miner of Elmira, Mrs. Geraldine Johnson of Ohio, Mrs. Theodore (Emma) Pitt of Elmira; brothers, Damon Card of Corning, N.Y., Fenton Card of Elmira, Morris Smith of Watkins Glen; several nieces and nephews. Member of the Sylvania Church of Christ, lifelong resident of the Sylvania area and his parents were

    Mrs. Martha Beardslee died at the home of her son, Frank Beardslee, in Sullivan, Tioga County, Pa., on October 1, 1911.  Martha Lyon Beardslee was born in Sussex county, NJ., and was a daughter of Alanson and Fannie Grinstead Lyon.  On September 1, 1854, she was married to Charles Beardslee.  To them seven children were born, five of whom are living—David, of Straits Corners, NY.; Edward, of Troy, Pa.; Frank of Sullivan, Pa.; Mrs. George Frost and Mrs. John Hall, of Rutland, Pa.; Mary, twin sister of Mrs. George Frost, died in New Jersey when about 6 years old.  Charles grew to manhood, and died about 8 years ago.  She also, is survived by eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  The funeral was held from the home of her son, Frank, on October 4, Rev. Seymour Barrett, of Coryland, officiating.  Interment was in the Roseville cemetery. [Incorrect] The sons and grandsons of the decedent acted as casket-bearers.

CARD  -Mrs. Martha E. Fish.
The body of Mrs. Martha E. Fish, the aged mother of Mrs. Frank Greene, was brought to Troy for burial Monday. Mrs. Fish died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morris Cummings, in Elmira, last Thursday where a short service was held Monday Morning. The funeral was held in the Troy Methodist church at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. G. E. Campbell, pastor of Hedding church, Elmira. Interment at Sylvania.  TGR 1900   (Wife of Horatio Fish )  (daughter of Henry & Sally Monro Card)

CARD - Mrs. Mattie Card Beardsley- (1931) Died at her home near Sylvania Sunday afternoon at 2:30 on the farm where she was born in 1859 and where she had always resided. She is survived by her husband, Frank Beardsley; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Canedy of Sylvania; one son, Henry, of Elk Run; four grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Burial was in the Card Cemetery at Sylvania. Rev. F. H. Snyder of Mainesburg, officiated.
the late Edith and Leon Card.

William Kenneth Card, 60, of Ithaca, NY died April 9, 1990 in Ithaca. He was born in Troy, son of Marie Stanton Card and the late James Thornton Card. He was owner and operator of Automotive Consultants of Ithaca since 1959.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Eagles, the Chamber of Commerce, the Presbyterian Church of Sylvania and he was a former Boy Scout Merit Badge counselor. In addition to his mother, presently living in Sylvania, he is survived by his wife, Mary Contini Card; son, William Thornton Card, Ithaca; cousins, Virginia Hough of Troy, PA and Dr. Donald Stanton, Lansing, MI. (TGR, Thursday, April 19, 1990)

CLEMENTS.  Maude  (SRGP 11295) - Card, Mrs. Fred W-69 of Sylvania, Tuesday, Jan 8, 1946. Survived by sons, Leslie E of Urbana, Ill, Wendall T of Sylvania, Dana G of Lexington, KY; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sherman of Albany; brother, Charles Clements of Syracuse; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

CLEMENTS.  Maude  (SRGP 11295)  Card, Mrs. Fred W (Clements) – Sylvania, died in Troy at 4 am Tuesday. She is survived by three sons, Leslie E of Urbania, Ill, Wendall T of Sylvania and Dana G of Lexington, KY; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sherman of Albany, NY; a brother Charles Clements of Syracuse; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home in Troy where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm with burial in Card Cemetery, Sylvania. Rev. Glenn Dewey and Rev. Samuel Regester will officiate.


KEYES Mrs. Allie Keyes Card

At Sylvania, Pa., February 9, 1895, Allie Keyes, wife of James Card, aged 30 years. (Tuesday, February 27, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


MONRO – BETTY KLINE, 86 of Porter Road, Troy died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997 at the ManorCare Home, Kingston, Pa. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Haven of Dallas, Pa.; granddaughter and husband, Linda and Hugh Richards; and great-granddaughter, Kirby Richards all of Dallas, Pa. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Card Cemetery, Sylvania, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, PO Box 84, Sylvania, Pa. Arrangements are by Vickery Funeral home, Inc., Troy. (Betty was raised by her step-father, Ralph Kline

George P. MONRO (SRGP 11016)
Prominent Man Dies Suddenly
Mr. George P. Monro, one of the prominent men of Sylvania borough, died quite suddenly early Sunday morning, October 5 (1902).  From boyhood he was frail in body, and suffered much all through life, but with a cheerful courage he took up the burdens of life and was identified with all the public concerns of the community.  He was counselor, adviser, friend to many people; and owing to his skill in writing and judgment in affairs, his advice was much sought after. For many years he was village postmaster and at one time and another held every office in the borough.  He held the office of justice of the peace for a number of terms, and was one of the village justices at the time of his death.  He was a prominent Odd Fellow and for a term held the office of deputy grand master.  He was identified with Sylvan lodge for more than a quarter of a century, and was one of its charter members. He was quit and unobtrusive in manner.  He was well-versed in standard English literature, as well as in the literature of the day.  He was a kind husband, a loving father, a staunch friend, a wise counselor. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two step-sons, three sons and a daughter, besides a numerous circle of relatives and friends.  He had entered his sixty-fifth year a short time before his death. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church and were conducted by the Rev. A. G. Cameron.  Interment was in the Card cemetery.  Sylvan lodge, in a body, attended the funeral, and the ritual of the order was used at the grave.

Mrs. R. R. Colby – MONROE, Sarah [SRGP 07285]
At Mansfield, December 1, 1878, the wife of Mr. R. R. Colby, aged 28(or 25) years.  (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

MUNRO - Sylvania News)  After an illness of a year, Max Monro died at his home on Mountain Street on Sunday morning, aged 30 .  He leaves his wife and three small children to mourn his loss.  The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and was in charge of Sylvan Lodge I.O.O.F.  Their ritual was used at the grave and burial in the Card cemetery on the Porter Road in the Monro lot.  Rev. A. G. Cameron officiated. TGR 1914

STANTON –BETTY JEAN (STANTON) HAVEN, 88, of Dallas, Luzerne County, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of the late Glenn R. Haven. Born on Dec. 26, 1929 in Troy, Bradford County, Betty was the daughter of the late Joseph Stanton and Elizabeth (Monroe) Kline. She was employed at the Child Development Council in Wilkes Barre for many years before retiring. The family wishes to acknowledge her dedicated caregivers. Survivors include her daughter, Linda J. Richards of Dallas, Pennsylvania; granddaughter, Kirby J. Kurtz and her husband, Nicholas of Schnecksville; great-granddaughter, Taran J. Kurtz; sister-in-law, Doris Haven of Bradford County; companion of 30 years, Albert McClure, and his extended family with whom he resided.A private graveside service will be held at Card Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. There will be no calling hours. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville, is in charge of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/27/2018

TABOR Marguerite Rachel - A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Mrs. G. M. CARD, familiarly known as "Aunt Rachel," on Friday afternoon of last week. The service was held at the house and was conducted by Rev. R. G. CAMERON. Relatives were here from Wellsboro, Athens, Elmira, and other places. The burial was in the Card cemetery. TGR 1913   Marguerite Rachel TABOR Card

TABOR - CARD – Mrs. G. M. CARD, one of the oldest and most respected members of the community, died on Tuesday. The funeral was held from the home on Friday. (FROM SYLVANIA NEWS)    TGR 1913

WILLIAMS Addie – (SRGP 11285) Mrs. Fred W. Card - 1904
Mrs. Addie M. Card, wife of Prof. Fred W. Card, died at their home in Kingston, R. I., on February 8th, of typhoid fever after a brief illness, aged 37.  The remains were brought to Sylvania and were interred in the family lot in the Card cemetery.  The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church and were conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron assisted by Rev. L. D. Vosburgh of the Disciple church.  While the funeral services were being held in Sylvania, a memorial service was being held in the Congregational church in Kingston, R. I., of which Mr. and Mrs. Card were members, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Malcolm Dana. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, an exceedingly beautiful one being from the Faculty of the Rhode Island College of which Prof. Card is a member.  There was also a beautiful sheaf of carnations and smilax from the Presbyterian church in Sylvania, of which Mr. and Mrs. Card were formerly members, besides offering from numerous friends in Kingston. Mrs. Card was a woman greatly beloved wherever she was known.  She was gentle and unobtrusive in her manner towards people.  In her home and among her friends she was lively, genial and full of sunshine.  She was a wise mother, - loving, gentle and firm.  The home life was one of great beauty; husband, wife and children working together to build up that most beautiful of earthly things, an ideal Christian home.  She was a true friend, faithful, sympathetic and helpful.  16 years ago she untied with the Presbyterian church in Sylvania and through all these years she sought to be a faithful servant of the Master in whatever place God called her to serve. At a meeting of the Faculty of Rhode Island College held on February 9th the following resolutions were passed: “Resolved that the members of the Faculty of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts hereby desire to express their high esteem for her character as seen in her cheerful, sunny spirit and her devoted performance of her varied duties as sister, wife and mother, as neighbor and friend; and be it further Resolved, that they tender their heartfelt sympathy to her husband and children in their irreparable loss; and be it finally Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to her immediate family and also be entered on the records of the Faculty.

WILLIAMS -Mrs. Addie M. Card, wife of Prof. Fred W. Card, died at their home in Kingston, R.I., on February 8th, of typhoid fever after a brief illness, aged 37. The remains were brought to Sylvania and were interred in the family lot in the Card cemetery. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church and were conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron assisted by Rev. L. D. Vosburgh of the Disciple church. While the funeral services were being held in Sylvania, a memorial services was being held in the Congregational church in Kingston, R. I., of which church in Kingston, R. I., of which Mr. and Mrs. Card were members.  Mrs. Card was the eldest daughter of James Williams of Sylvania. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and three boys, her father and one sister, besides a large circle of friends and relatives. TGR 1904

? The funeral of Mrs. Blackmer was held at the home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. She had a very wide circle of friends and those who esteemed her for her works' sake. Her five sons and a grandson were the pall bearers. She is buried in the Card cemetery on the Porter Road. TGR 1914

? Josephine L. Embrey Johnson Monro Blackmer -The funeral of Mrs. Milo Blackmer was held at the home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. She had a very wide circle of friends and those who esteemed her for her works' sake. Her five sons and a grandson were the pall bearers. She is buried in the Card cemetery on the Porter Road. TGR 1914

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