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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Durell Cemetery, Asylum 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

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Durell Cemetery Listing



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. 
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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. 

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Durell Cemetery, Asylum Township, Bradford County – December 22, 2004 – Susan Miller

ACLA Alta of 618 Main Street, Towanda, died at his home on Sunday evening.  Mr. Acla was born February 25, 1903 in Asylum Township, son of Uriah and Mary Benjamin Acla.  Surviving are: his wife, Viola; a son, Lawrence, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles Northrup, of Towanda; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Carr of Towanda, Mrs. Earl Verbryck of Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Katherine Bedford of Towanda; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue.  Rev. H. Richard Welliver, pastor of the First Methodist Church here, will officiate and burial will be in the Durell Cemetery. Daily Review - 6/29/1964


ACLA Ulysses Acla

a South Towanda store keeper died at his home there about 11 o'clock last night.  April 9, 1930-Towanda Daily Review.  ACLA  Ulysses E. ACLA of South Towanda passed away at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening aged 74 years.  Besides his wife (Eliza MILLER), he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Stroud, one son, Robert, three brothers and two sisters: B.J. Acla of Candor, U.R., J.W., Mrs. Jesse Place, Mrs. Lucy WOOD all of Towanda.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the home in South Towanda with interment in Durell.  RHW.  April 10, 1930-Towanda Daily Review.

ACLA William who had spent nearly his whole life in Asylum, died May 5 at the home of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Daniel Benjamin in Durell, aged 91 years.  He was born March 2, 1827, in Asylum and was a man of decided industry during his long life.  For sons and two daughters survive.  Funeral services were held yesterday; interment in Durell Cemetery.  Bradford Star - 5/9/1918

BARNES - Mr. George N. Barnes, resident of Standing Stone died yesterday at noon at the home of his sister Mrs. Trumball with whom he had been residing for several months.  Surving is his father, G. C. Barnes, sister Mrs. Edwin Ellis, Mrs Lewis Mingos, Mrs. George Arumbull, brothers W.K. Barnes of Macodonia.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the late residents home.  Burial will be made in the Benjamin Cemetery, Durell.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 11 Feb. 1918.

BENJAMIN Clark E. died at his home in Wysox Wednesday night.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in Durell Grange Hall. Interment in Durell Cemetery. Daily Review - 4/20/1923

BENJAMIN  Daniel J. Wyalusing RD 1 (Lime Hill) died Tuesday morning, November 20, 1984 as the result of a fire.  He was 88 years old.  Mr. Benjamin was born in Asylum Township.  He is survived by five sisters, Bessie Grace and Mary Benjamin of North Towanda; Mrs. Esther Smith of Athens, Debbie Vinson of Camptown and Hannah Swackhammer of Vestal, NY. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are by the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing. Daily Review - 11/21/1984

BENJAMIN Earl died suddenly at his home in French Asylum early Christmas morning.  He was 48 years old and is survived by his foster mother, Mrs. Stella Bennett of Frenchtown and a half brother, Franklin Benjamin of Durell.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 27th at 1:30 at the home of Fred Frutchey at Liberty Corners with Rev. Panzer officiating. Burial was at the Durell Cemetery. The pallbearers were Francis Kerrick, Paul Frutchey, Ralph Kissell, Harry Potts, Dan Benjamin and Austin Benjamin. Daily Review - 12/30/1936

BENJAMIN Grippen, Mrs. Eliza wife of Charles L. Grippen, died April 22 at the home in West Candor, aged 58 years.  Her husband and two sons survive.  The remains were taken to her former home at Durell for interment. Bradford Star - 5/19/19198

BENJAMIN Elmer of Asylum Township died yesterday morning at the Packer Hospital, where he had been under treatment for several weeks.  The body was brought to the undertaking rooms of Smith & McClen and prepared for burial.  He is survived by his father, C.E. Benjamin, one brother and three sisters.  Funeral services will be held at his home Wednesday at 2 o’clock.  Interment in Durell cemetery. Bradford Star - 12/5/1916

BENJAMIN Florence who was fatally injured when struck by an automobile last week.  Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Benjamin on South Main Street.  The attendance was unusually large as the girl, who was but 15 years of age, had many friends.  The Rev. J.D. Herrick of the Universalist Church officiated and burial was in the cemetery at Durell.  There were six flower girls, as follows: Clara Lindsley, Dorothy Norton, Grace Allen, Sylvia Allen, Bernadine Gorman and Angeline Gabriel.  The pallbearers were Ralph Kizer, Malcolm Smith, George Houseknecht and Malcolm Stalford. Daily Review - 11/19/1928

BENJAMIN Gerald D. age 66, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, Pa., died Monday morning, July 10, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born August 18, 1933, in Liberty Corners, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles E. Sr., and Lora Pearl Howe Benjamin.  Gerald attended the Towanda schools and in early years was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army.  Gerald was employed by the General Electric Foundry in Elmira, NY, which later became the Trinity Foundry for more than 20 years.  Gerald enjoyed country music.  Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law Loretta and Edward Kukaites of Towanda and Grace and Robert Sheets of North Towanda; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Gerry Benjamin of Athens, Pa.; brother, Harry Benjamin of Wysox; sisters-in-law, Winonna Benjamin of Wysox and Doris Jane Simonds of Elmira, NY.; brother –in-law, Jerry Webster of Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by five brothers, James, Edgar, Charles Jr., David and Thomas Benjamin; a sister, Rosanna Webster; and a half-sister, Fannie Salsman.  A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2000, at 1 p.m., at the Durell Cemetery, Asylum Township, PA., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the North Towanda Fire department, RR 1, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Skilled Nursing Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. 18848, in Mr. Benjamin’s memory. Daily Review - 7/10/2000

BENJAMIN Harry one of the oldest residents of Asylum Township, died at his home on Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock.  Death was due to the infirmities of age.  He is survived by his wife, two sons – Orrin of Asylum and Clark Benjamin of Liberty Corners, and one daughter, at home.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, in the Grange hall at Durell, with interment in the Durell Cemetery. Daily Review - 6/13/1911

BENJAMIN James Francis darting across the highway near the intersection of Routes 220-309 and 6 in North Towanda Township yesterday afternoon shortly before 5 o’clock to play with a pal on the other side. James, 7 year-old son of Mrs. Laura Benjamin of Towanda RD 1, was struck by an automobile.  He suffered severe head injuries which caused his death not long afterward. Jimmy, who was a second grade pupil at the Mulberry Street School here, lived not far from the accident scene.  Three automobiles southbound on Routes 220-309 had stopped in a line at the intersection and the little boy leaped out from behind the rear of the third one to go across the road and ran into the path of a northbound car operated by Paul Edward Miller, aged about 26, of 304 ˝ Lincoln Avenue, Sayre.  One of the headlights on Mr. Miller’s car, a Mercury, struck the youngster a severe blow in the head, fracturing his skull.  He was knocked to the highway, unconscious.  Mr. Miller told the investigating officer, Trooper Robert Brubaker of the State Police detail here, that he did not see the boy.  He realized that he had struck something and brought his car to a halt about 75 feet from the point of impact.  Then he looked back and saw the boy in the highway.  After being treated at the accident scene by Dr. Elting Johnson of Towanda, Jimmy was rushed to the Robert packer Hospital in the Towanda ambulance but died as the ambulance was going through Athens.  Coroner Gerald Victery of Troy was notified of the tragedy and will decide to day whether or not an inquest will be necessary.  Mr. Miller, driver of the machine that struck the youngster, was on his way home from his work at the Sylvania Electric Products Co. plant here.  Jimmy was next to the youngest in a family of 10 children.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles of Sayre, Gerald at home, Jack of Elmira, David at home, Harry of Wysox, Mrs. Myron Gowin of New Albany, Loretta, Grace, Edgar and Thomas, all at home; a half-sister, Mrs. Howard Salsman of Sayre; his grandfather, Fred Howe, of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, four nephews and two nieces.  His father, Charles E. Benjamin, died Oct. 6, 1954.  The funeral was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Archer Funeral Home here with Rev. Hoy G. Rogers of North Towanda officiating.  Interment was at the cemetery at Durell. Pallbearers were Robert Brown, David Coolbaugh, James Coolbaugh, Frederick Howe, Robert Howe and Thomas Robinson. Daily Review - 5/20/1957

BENJAMIN Jefferson son of Elias Benjamin, died at the home of his father in Marshview, March 23, of consumption, aged about 30 years; funeral was held at Durell, Wednesday afternoon; interment in Durell Cemetery. Bradford Star - 3/26/1896

BENJAMIN Leroy T. known to his friends as “Tell”, died at the home of his grandson, Donald Smith, on Washington Street on Thursday morning.  He had lived there for the past three years.  Mr. Benjamin was 93 years of age, having been born July 3, 1866, in Monroe Township.  From there he moved to Herrick Township, where he operated a farm for 35 years.  He was known for his helpfulness and consideration of others.  Surviving are a son, Daniel, of Camptown; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Smith of Monroeton, Mrs. Edgar Swackhammer of Vestal NY, Mrs. Bessie Grace and Miss Mary Benjamin of Monroeton, Mrs. Debbie Vinson of Camptown; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the Maryott Funeral Home with the Rev. Edgar W. Sabin officiating.  Burial will be held in the Durell Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o’clock Saturday night. Daily Review - 7/10/1959

BENJAMIN Orlando A. funeral services were held at the home of his son, Nathan Benjamin at Durell on Sunday, January 16 at 2 o’clock and he was laid to rest in the Durell Cemetery.  The funeral was largely attended.  He was stricken with plural pneumonia while spending a few days with his son and within two weeks death claimed him.  He was 59 years of age.  Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn his death two daughters and two sons, Mrs. G.W. Hatch and Miss Ella Benjamin of Towanda; Nathan and George of Durell, a stepmother, Mrs. Solon Benjamin; also two sisters and two brothers; Miss Zelphia Benjamin, Mrs. Manford Weaver of Towanda; William Benjamin of Jacksonville, Florida, and Fred Benjamin of Durell, besides a host of friends and relatives who will greatly miss him.  He was born in Durell and his entire life was spent in that place.  He was a fine violinist and for many years played for dances throughout his home section.  The pallbearers were: Guy Benjamin, John Elliott, Thomas Stoneman, Uriah Acla, Frank McNeal and Robert Wood.  He is not dead but sleepeth.  He is free from earth’s sorrows, anxiety and cares.  Thy spirit still lives “where there are many mansions.” Bradford Star - 1/19/1916

BENJAMIN Orrin 83, retired farmer of Asylum Township, died at the Packer Hospital at noon yesterday.  He fell and broke his hip about a month ago.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred Johnston of Sayre and a grandson, Orrin Apgar with whom he lived but who is now reported missing in action in Europe.  Funeral services will be held at the Clayton H. Maryott chapel on Court Street Sunday at 1:30.  Burial will be at Durell.  Rev. Paul M. Brown will officiate.  Daily Review - 1/12/1945

BENJAMIN - Woodruff, Mrs. Polly 72, died at her home in South Towanda yesterday morning after a two years’ illness.  Mrs. Woodruff was a lifelong resident of this county, being the youngest and the last survivor of a family of eight children born to the late John and Mary Benjamin of Asylum Township.  The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Chilson of Towanda, and four sons, Edward Benjamin of Elmira, John Benjamin of Union, NY, Guy H. Woodruff of Rome and Floyd Woodruff of Sayre.  The funeral will be held at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Albert Chilson, at 204 Second Street, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery.  Daily Review - 4/17/1936

BENJAMIN Rachel 17, of Towanda, who had lived in Binghamton for several weeks, was killed, and Gordon Nolan, 22, of Binghamton, and William Clark of Johnson City, were seriously injured Thursday night when a touring car driven Nolan crashed into a truck owned by Charles Dierolf of Philadelphia.  Rose Watkins, 18, of Towanda, also a passenger in the car, escaped injury.  The accident occurred about two miles west of vestal on what is known as the “cut off.”  The truck was going west when Nolan, driving towards Vestal, rounded a curve.  He told state troopers that he headlights of the truck blinded him.  The touring car struck the truck a glancing blow and then dashed across the highway into the guard rail for about 50 feet breaking seven posts before it came to a stop. Sergeant Joseph A. Murphy and Trooper E.W. Keown of the state police, who investigated, said that Nolan, from his bed at the Ideal Hospital at Endicott, explained that the party had gone to Appalachian early in the evening to attend a dance, but upon arrival found that the dance had been postponed.  They were on their way back to Binghamton when they met the truck.  Sergeant Murphy after an investigation said that the headlights of the truck were of an approved type and that the truck was new.  “The collision threw Miss Benjamin, sitting in the rear seat, towards the truck and the truck body must have struck her head a terrific blow as the two cars came together, fracturing the girl’s skull,” said Sergeant Murphy.  She also was badly cut and bruised.  Nolan suffered a compound fracture of the left arm and William Clark has a possible fracture of the left arm.  All three of the victims were removed to the Ideal Hospital in the cars of Willis Howell, of 515 Wendell Street, West Endicott, and Robert Truman of West Corners, who arrived a short time after the crash.  Clark was later removed to the Wilson Memorial Hospital at Johnson City.  Miss Benjamin dies on the way to the hospital.  The body was viewed by Coroner J. Edgar Doig of Endicott, who may hold an inquest within a few days, and was then brought to the home of her parents in Towanda.  The truck was driven by William C. Dierolf of Philadelphia, a brother of the owner, who was taking a load of soda fountain fixtures to Buffalo.  Dierolf was allowed to proceed after being questioned and agreeing to report to the coroner on Saturday morning.  Only a hub cap on the truck was damaged.  Miss Benjamin was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Benjamin.  Florence, another daughter, died from injuries she received when struck by a car near her home on the afternoon of November 14, 1929.  Besides her parents, Miss Benjamin is survived by two sisters, Cora and Doris, and a brother, Nathan Jr.  The body was brought to the home here by the Smith & McClen ambulance.  Funeral services will be held at the home of the parents on South Main Street at 2:30 Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery. Daily Review - 10/5/1929

BENJAMIN Richard a veteran of the Civil War, and well known resident of Towanda Township, met a horrible fate on a railroad crossing at South Towanda yesterday morning, August 18, 1908.  He attempted to pass over the S and NY tacks on a private crossing, his horse broke loose from his carriage leaving him on the crossing where he was struck by the engine and almost instantly killed.  Mr. Benjamin lived in a house on Railroad Street opposite the Beidleman farm which is located on the east side of the S and NY railroad.  He kept his horse in a barn across the tracks from his home, and yesterday morning about 10 o’clock went over hitched the horse to a top carriage.  As he emerged from the barn S and NY passenger train No. 1, northbound, due to Towanda at 10:20 have in sight, and as the train drew nearer, according to eye witnesses, Mr. Benjamin whipped up his horse and tried to make across the tracks ahead of the approaching train.  Just as the horse stepped upon the track Mr. Benjamin struck the animal with a whip, which made it plunge tearing itself loose from the carriage which was left standing upon the tracks.  Before the occupant of the carriage could jump the train struck the rig and Benjamin was hurled with terrific force to the ground.  S.R. Maynard, a neighbor, and others hurried to his assistance and found him unconscious.  He was carried to his home a short distance away, and Dr. T. Ben Johnson summoned.  The injured man lived but a few minutes after being carried into his home, and never regained consciousness.  Dr. Johnson, who made an examination, found that the skull had been terribly crushed, as was one side, besides other injuries.  J.H. Orcutt, Esq., acting coroner, went to the scene, but found an inquest unnecessary.  The remains were taken in charge by A. Campbell of Smith Brothers, and prepared for burial.  Richard Benjamin was a veteran soldier, having served as a member of Company D, 141st regiment.  He is survived by two sons, Arthur of South Towanda and Matthew of Elmira, and one daughter, Mrs. B. Vargason of Wysox.  Headstone at Grave & Unknown Paper dated 8/19/1908

BENJAMIN - Johnson, Mrs. Sarah J. widow of the late Eli Johnson of Durell died Thursday morning at 2:30 at her home at the age of 78 years.  She is survived by the following children: Nathan Johnson, at home; Mrs. Peasley Hoover of Spring Lake; Clark Johnson of Durell; a sister, Mrs. Lovica Ackley of Orwell; one brother, Elmer Benjamin.  Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the home at 11 o’clock.  Burial will be in Durell Cemetery.  Daily Review - 11/6/1931

BENJAMIN Elliott, Mrs. Zelphia 83, of North Main Street, Towanda, died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, where she has been a patient for the past two weeks.  She has been in failing health for some time but was very active and around as usual until she had to give up and go to the hospital.  Born in Asylum Township, she was a daughter of the late Solon S. and Margaret A. Wood Benjamin.  For the past 57 years she resided in Towanda where she made a host of friends to whom her death came as a great shock.  Mrs. Elliott was a lover of animals and often fed stray dogs.  Some years ago she went everyday through all kinds of weather to Oak Hill Cemetery to feed a Chow dog that made his home there, often having to put on snow boots to get through to him.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Smith with whom she made her home on North Main Street for the past 19 years; a granddaughter, Mrs. David Elliott of Rochester, NY; two great grandchildren, Mrs. Clifford Groat of Victor, NY, and James G. Elliott of Rochester, NY; three nieces and a nephew.  A daughter Edna died in 1913 at the age of 8 years.  Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral Home on Main Street Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John E. Trowbridge will officiate.  Interment will be in Durell cemetery.  Daily Review - 3/31/1965

BENNETT- Benjamin, May F. 86 of 826 Main Street, died Wednesday morning after a long illness.  She was born in Durell, February 18, 1880, the daughter of Rudolph and Adeline Benjamin Bennett.  She was the widow of Fred Benjamin, a farmer in the Durell area, who died in 1932.  She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Benjamin of Towanda; two sisters Hattie Chilson of Rome and Mrs. Fred Frutchey of Liberty Corners; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was a Gold Star mother.  Her son, Harold was killed in an airplane crash in Himalaya Mountains during World War II.  His remains were never found.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. William Kauffman of the Monroeton Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery.  Daily Review - 10/6/1966

CHILSON, Armine  Benjamin, Mrs. George W. died at Durell on Monday evening.  She was a highly esteemed woman and her death caused great regret.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the grange hall at Durell and interment will be made at that place.  Mrs. Benjamin is survived by the following children: Mrs. C.L. Grippen of Homet’s Ferry, Mrs. W.S. Cole of Macedonia, Mrs. Stephen Ackley of Rienzi, Mrs. M.K. Benjamin of Viall Hill and Lloyd who lives at home. Daily Review - 8/10/1905

CHILSON –RENA A. CURTIS, 91, widow of George Curtis, formerly of Durell, Pa., died Monday evening, May 31, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John and Hattie Molyneaux Chilson.  Rena enjoyed crocheting, sewing and knitting; she also enjoyed spending time in her garden and bird-watching.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Terry Curtis of Anderson, S.C., Donald and Allison Wandell of Elmira, N.Y.; a son, Charles Wandell of Elmira, N.Y.; a daughter, Margie Colegrove of Towanda, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Charles Ackley of Towanda, Pa.; 28 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George Curtis, in 1982; an infant daughter, Betty Jane Curtis; a great-grandson, William Kepner Jr.; and a great-great-grandson.  A graveside memorial service will be held at the Durell Cemetery, Asylum Township, Pa., at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

EMERY, Maude - Benjamin Sr., Mrs. Nathan 71, of Towanda RD 4 died Sunday afternoon at the Towanda memorial Hospital after a short illness.  Mrs. Benjamin was born in Mercur June 24, 1893, the daughter of Jacob H. and Carrie Parks Emery.  For a number of years she was nurse at the Mills Hospital in Towanda.  She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Doris) Vanderpool of Durell and Mrs. Franklin (Cora) Miller of French Asylum; a son, Nathan Benjamin Jr., of Liberty Corners; a brother, David Emery of Vestal; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. William Kauffman officiating.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery.  Daily Review - 12/28/1964

FENNER, Arthur 79 of 624 Main Street, was found dead in his bed in his apartment yesterday.  He is believed to have died Saturday night.  Amos Radney, a neighbor, missed Mr. Fenner and called Chief of Police Dean Meredith, who forced his way into the apartment and discovered the body.  Mr. Fenner was employed on the Lehigh Valley Railroad on the section for more than 30 years.  After retiring from the railroad, he worked for the local water company for a number of years.  Surviving are two sons, Floyd of Chenango Forks and Malcolm of Endicott; five daughters, Mrs. Lester Hoose of Waverly, Mrs. William Kincaid of Philadelphia, Mrs. Kenneth Young of Endicott, Mrs. George Rider of Towanda and Mrs. James Cron of Athens; a stepson, John J. Millard of Fort Leonard Wood, MO; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles F. Pennay of Towanda; a brother, Delanson of Harrisburg; a sister, Mrs. Teressa Merritt of Waverly; 25 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Miller Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Harry Bradford officiating.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.  Daily Review - 8/25/1959

GINGERICH - Benjamin, Mary Margaret 84, of Little Meadows RD 1, died Sunday, April 3, 1988 at the Montrose General Hospital.  Born May 21, 1903 in Potter, Pa., she was a daughter of Rudy and Mary Gingerich.  Mary assisted her late husband George Benjamin, in the operation of their farm in Apolacon Township for many years.  Her husband pre-deceased her on March 12, 1957.  She is survived by two sisters, Nellie and Christine Hawers of Snowshoe, Pa.; a brother Clyde Gingerich of Lewisburg, Pa. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas Sivers officiating.  Interment will be in Durell Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday morning at the church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  Daily Review - 4/15/1988

JOHNSON, Clark of Rummerfield, a retired farmer and railroad worker, died yesterday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Johnson was 72 years of age.  He was known to many in this area and was often seen walking along the highway between Towanda and Rummerfield, a distance of 10 miles.  He had been in failing health for some time, and about four years ago was quite seriously injured in an automobile accident at Wysox.  He served some time in the army, ranked as a musician.  He is survived by a brother Nathan of Asylum Township and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miller Funeral Home in Towanda.  The Rev. William Gray will officiate and burial will be in Durell.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 7 p.m. Daily Review - 1/18/1957

JOHNSON  Benjamin, Mrs. Delia died at her home in Evergreen on Tuesday, April 19th, aged 68 years.  She is survived by her husband Adelbert Benjamin and the following children, Walter at home, Lester of Corning, NY, and Mrs. Nettie Fulmer of Towanda, and 12 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Evergreen Church on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with the pastor, Rev. L.C. Grow officiating.  Burial will be made in Durell Cemetery. Daily Review - 4/21/1938

JOHNSON, Eli a well known resident of Asylum Township, died in South Towanda yesterday morning at five o’clock of heart failure.  Mr. Johnson had not been feeling well from some time past and had remained over Sunday at his house on his farm in Towanda Township, where he was attending to some business.  He arose early yesterday morning and went over to Wilson Vanderpool’s house.  He complained of feeling weak and faint and while sitting in a chair expired suddenly.  He was born in Asylum Township 67 years ago and was the son of Charles and Polly Benjamin Johnson.  His father, a native of Canada, was a union soldier and was killed in the Civil War, leaving a widow and several minor children.  Mr. Johnson was a worker and starting with practically nothing, helped care for his mother and accumulated a large amount of property, being a very successful farmer and lumberman.  He was a good business man and at one time was a commissioner of Asylum Township.  He leaves a widow and three children: Clark B. Johnson, Nathan E. Johnson and Mrs. Peasley Hoover; also two grandchildren, Floyd and Bessie Fenner survive him.  Daily Review - 4/17/1917

JOHNSON -  Benjamin, Mrs. Eliza Jane died yesterday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital, aged 75 years.  She is survived by two sons, Douglas J. Benjamin of LeRaysville, and Andy Benjamin of Orwell, formerly of Towanda.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at Durell Center.  Burial will be at Durell.  Daily Review - 6/24/1926

KEPNER –DIANE MARIE KEPNER WEBER "Aunt DiDi" "Gramma MooMoo," 60, of 407 Mountain View Rd., Towanda, Pa., Asylum Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Diane was born on Aug. 25, 1954 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Donald and Marjorie Curtis Kepner. Diane attended the Towanda schools and in early years was employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington and by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany. She also served as caregiver for her mother and brother-in-law. Diane enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, 4-wheeling with her dogs Scooby Doo and Yorkie, Prissie, mowing lawns and gardening. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Kenneth Weber whom she married on June 16, 1983; mother, Marjorie Colegrove; son, Christopher Shults; daughter, Amy Dunn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Sue Kepner, William and Deb Kepner, Cecil and Pat Colegrove; sister, Linda DeHaven; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Kepner; grandparents, Rena and George Curtis; grandson, Matthew Dunn; and nephew, William Kepner Jr. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Durell Cemetery, Asylum Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Diane's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Diane's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/5/2015

MANN, Nancy  - Benjamin, Mrs. Oren died at her home in Frenchtown Monday morning at 4 o’clock.  She is survived by her husband Oren Benjamin, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Johnson of Sayre and one sister, Mrs. Rose Herman of East Towanda; also several grandchildren and one brother, Jacob Mann, of Tioga County.  Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery.  Daily Review - 10/26/1927

WEAVER –EDNA PAULINE BRONSON, 93 of RR 2, Towanda (Asylum Township), Pa. died Monday, April 16, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 13, 1913, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Manford and Gwendolyn Benjamin Weaver.  In earlier years Edna was employed by Herman Rynveld's Son Wreath Co. in New Albany and the Blue Swan in Sayre.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening, making quilts and dollhouses.  Surviving are: her son, Harold W. Bronson of Towanda RR 2; her daughter, Aileen Isbell and her husband, Clarence Isbell, of Columbia Cross Toads, Pa.; her grandchildren, Audrey (Jerry) Allen of Towanda, Leslie (Diane) Isbell of Reading, Pa., Cathy Burlingame of Troy, Pa., Steven Isbell of Taberg, N.Y., Allissa (Pastor William) Senn of Denver, Colo., Ted (Janet) Isbell of Mooresville, N.C., Debra Roe of Covington, Pa., JoAnn Frederick of Blossburg, Pa., Gwen Brion of Liberty, Pa., DeAnna (Mark) Potter of Ulster, Pa., and Colleen (Joel) Mullins of East Earl, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Jason (Jen) Allen of Burlington, Pa., Ryan (Teresa) Allen of Canton, Pa., Matt (Pam) Allen of Mooresville, N.C., Jaime (Paul) Edgerton, Janna Isbell of Reading, Pa., Sandra Isbell of Eugene, Ore., Robert Isbell of Denver, Kyle Isbell of Taberg, John, Jim and Ben Senn, all of Denver, Aimee, Andrew, and Allison Isbell of Mooresville, Megan, Shawn, Cely and Ryan Roe, Jackson and Ellie Brion, Melissa and Andrew Potter, and Erynn and Kaitland Mullins; great-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emily Allen, Sam and Alec Edgerton, Mya and Austin Allen, and Secret and Anna Roe; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Bronson, on Aug. 3, 1972; her son Thomas J. Bronson, on Dec. 4, 2002; her daughter Margaret Teeter on April 29, 2006; and two brothers, Leon Weaver and Edward Weaver.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Saco Christian Church, Ulster RR 2, with Pastor William Senn officiating.  Interment will be at a later date in the Durell Cemetery, Asylum Township, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/17/2007

WOOD –JOAN ELAINE GALLOW, 76, of 131 Colonial Drive, Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday evening, July 30, 2016 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital.Joan was born in Sayre on Oct. 14, 1939, the daughter of Edward and Florence Hipple Wood. She was a graduate of Towanda High School with the class of 1958. In earlier years, Joan was employed by Widman's Drug Store, Mary's Restaurant, and Ames Department Store in Towanda.Joan is survived by her son, Nathan Gallow and wife, Concetta; granddaughters, Elisha Gallow and Kaitlyn Gallow; brother-in-law, Clifford Judson; aunt, Hettie Johnson of Durell; uncle, Wilbur Elliott of Liberty Corners; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.In addition to her parents, Joan is preceded in death by her sister Janice Judson.The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Jean Spencer officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Durell Cemetery, Durell, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 8/1/2016

WOOD Robert died at his home in Liberty Corners Saturday night, March 26, at the age of 64 years.  He is survived by his widow; two sons, John and Walter, both of Liberty Corners, and three daughters, Eliza Wood of Towanda, Mrs. John Prymer of Kerrick Hill, and Mrs. Floyd Benjamin of Towanda.  A stepson, Carl Mann, also survives.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home with burial at Durell.  The Rev. H.R. Barnes of Durell will officiate.  Daily Review - 3/28/1927

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