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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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 (

LOOMIS - The Evening Times, February 4, 1955 Henry S. Loomis, 88, of Milan, died early Thursda} morning after a long illness. Born in Milan, Aug. 22, 1866 he was the son of Justin and Delphine Smith Loomis, and was a lifetime resident of that community. He was a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad carpenter and a member of the Milan Methodist church. Survivers are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Loomis of Ithaca, N.Y., one son, Claire, at home, a brother, Floyd Loomis of Milan; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster where friends may call any time from Friday noon untiil noon on Saturday when it will be removed to the Milan Methodist Church for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Stewart of the Milan Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Milan cemetery at the convenience of the family. Submitted by Marolyn Campbell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810, email <>

Obituary from the Northern Banner 1835:
     Died--in Smithfield, on the 8th of June, inst. Mr. Lemuel ORTON, in the forty third year of his age.
     The circumstances of Mr. Orton's death are very peculiar, and distressing to a sensitive family.  He was employed in tending the sawmill of Horace Williston, Esq.  In the early part of the day Mrs. Orton went into the mill and found him attending to his duties, advised with him of some of their domestic concerns and left him apparently in good health, and cheerfully enjoying his usual flow of lively animation.  Her distress then can be better conceived than described, when within about fifteen minutes from the period of her leaving the mill she received the appalling news that her husband was a corpse.  He was found laying on his face lifeless in front of a bench on which he occasionally sat when fatigued; and it is supposed that his death was caused by a fit of the apoplexy.  Mr. Orton was an active, industrious and useful citizen.  In the eventful war he made an exhibit of his patriotism by rendering two years' service as a Volunteer in defence of his country's rights.  In 1813 he was engaged with Perry in his memorable battle on Lake Erie, and in the vessel on board which Mr. Orton fought there were but five men beside himself left that were able to perform duty.  In 1814 he joined Gen. Brown's army through the various bloody fights that occurred in that summer's campaign.  He has left a wife and four young children to mourn his loss and struggle with the vicissitudes of life unaided by his manly energies.

ROWE - Death date November 12, 1933 Mrs. H.S. Loomis, age 65, a lifelong resident of Milan died at her home there at 6:54 o'clock last evening. Mrs. Loomis had been ill for about one year. During her lifetime she was an active menber of the Methodist church and in the community,. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Leroy Loomis of Ithaca, N.Y., and Mrs. Dewey Chubb of Ulstev; also one son, Clair at home and several grandchildren. Two brothers, Bert Rowe of Athens and John Rowe of Enfield, N.Y., also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be in the Milan cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole

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