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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, PA

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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by Joyce M. Tice

Oak Hill 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. 
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. 


LAMPHERE Carolyn Jo Lamphere, of Conklin, N.Y., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. She was 39 years old.  Even though you're gone, we can hear your laughter still. You always brought us joy, and in memory, always will.  Carolyn Jo, "Sicia" to family and friends, was born on Aug. 3, 1973, in Troy, a daughter of Francis and Judy (Putnam) Lamphere. She was a 1993 graduate of Troy High School. Carolyn was the devoted mother of two young sons, Dustin Michael and Dakota John and a beloved daughter, sister and friend.  Though Carolyn's life involved medical difficulties, she never let that overcome her. She possessed an independent and gracious spirit and lived life to its fullest. Carolyn loved the beauty of nature and being outdoors, especially while camping, fishing and four-wheeling. She also enjoyed crafting and was a "Twilight" saga movie enthusiast.  In addition to her sons who were the loves of her life, Carolyn is survived by her parents, Francis and Judy of Canton; a brother and two sisters, Francis John (Kathy) Lamphere of Conklin, Janet (Raymond) House and Missy (George) Jennings all of Canton; her fiancé, Scott Steele of Conklin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her aunt, Mary Northrup and special friend, to be mother-in-law, Susan Steele.  Her family invites friends to call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 with burial following in Oakhill Cemetery, Troy. Those who wish may consider a donation to benefit her children; c/o Scott Steele, 1808 Conklin Rd Lot 87, Conklin, NY 13748 or to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 4383 Bethlehem, PA 18018.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 6, 2012


FRANCIS LAMPHERE, 72, of Canton, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital on Wednesday evening, Sept. 7, 2016. Born May 30, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., Francis Howard, "Fran" Lamphere was a son of the late John Edward and Mildred Jane (Anderson) Lamphere. After graduation from Towanda High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea for a time as the Vietnam War began to escalate. On June 17, 1967, Fran married the former Julia Putnam in Athens. They shared 47 wonderful years of marriage before her passing on Nov. 1, 2014. He was employed for many years by Westinghouse/Toshiba in Horseheads, N.Y. until its closure. In early years he worked for American La France Corp. in Elmira. Family was always priority number one in Fran's life. He cherished the times shared with his children and grandchildren. Though sometimes quiet, he will be lovingly remembered for his silly sense of humor, a great jokester and prankster. Fran also loved nature and the great outdoors; he was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He and Judy would enjoy hours of feeding and watching the squirrels and wildlife. Surviving are his children, Missy (George) Jennings of Canton, Janet (Raymond) House of Leroy and Francis John (Kathy) Lamphere of Vestal; seven grandchildren, Dustin, Dakota, Blaze, Trevor, Devyn, Barbara Sue and JayLynn; five great-grandchildren, Axel, Dawson, Bentley, Nolan and Harley Rose; a brother, Chuck (Sharon) Lamphere of Wysox; a special niece and nephew, Sandy Jo and Richie Vanderpool of Towanda; brother-in-law, Charles Northrup of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his beloved wife, Judy, he was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Jo "Sicia" Lamphere on Dec. 3, 2012; and four siblings, Diane Reeves, Bertha Patton, Lillian Hillard and George Lamphere. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 16, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton. Rev. Tom Blackall will officiate the memorial service following at noon. A private burial will be in Troy's Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mr. Lamphere's name to the American Diebetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/3/2016


MONICA ANN LANDMESSER, 42, of Towanda, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Monica was born in Sayre on May 9, 1978 a daughter of David C. and Diane Stroud Landmesser. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School with the class of 1996. Monica was employed as a bartender at the Towanda Motel for five years and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club for 10 years where she met so many great people and touched so many lives. She enjoyed working, shopping, the outdoors, camping, and kayaking. Monica had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. She said exactly what was on her mind and you never knew what would come out of her mouth. She had the biggest heart and would always place others first. Monica loved to spend time with her family, especially her son who was her pride and joy. Surviving are her son, Skyler Allen, her mother and stepfather, Diane and Ken Ackley, sister, Valerie Landmesser and fiancé, Ryan Grinde, stepbrother, Josh Ackley and fiancé, Alisha Horner, paternal grandfather, Glenn Landmesser, nephew, Lucas Vincent, nieces, Aerianna Landmesser and Lexi Ackley, very special aunt, Pam Kinner, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Monica was predeceased by her father, David C. Landmesser, brother, Duane David Landmesser, paternal grandmother, Marilyn Miller Landmesser, maternal grandparents, Robert and June Slater Stroud, and uncles, Dale and Donnie Stroud, Randy Landmesser, and Timothy Ackley. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Monica’s family with arrangements. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Monica’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 1/10/2020


LANDON –MARY BELLE BALLARD.  Mrs. Fred G. Ballard.  Mrs. Mary Belle Ballard died Friday at 11:45 p.m. at the family home in Leona, Pa., aged fifty-two years.  Mrs. Ballard is survived by her husband, Fred G. Ballard; a sister, Mrs. George Babcock of Campbell, NY.  The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Herbert Gordon will officiate.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, troy.  (Born 1877, died January 6, 1927)

(Local)  Mrs. Sarah Larrison Middaugh died last Friday at the home in this boro of her son, Edward Miller, aged 81 years, 2 months and 28 days.  Mrs. Middaugh leaves also a daughter, Mrs. John Ward of Morris Run.  The funeral was held at 10:30 Monday morning, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating.  Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR 1916

The late Mrs. Sarah Middaugh of this boro, who maiden name was Larrison, was of Irish-English descent.  She emigrated to America alone from Ireland when thirteen years of age.  Through Dr. King, who happened to be in New York, she came to Troy in 1847 by the only means of conveyance available at that time.  From the King home in West Main Street she went to the Ebenezer Pomeroy household and thence to the G. F. Redington home where she met and married Dennis Miller.  They began housekeeping on the Milo Hager farm this side of Sylvania.  Of two sons and two daughters born to them there survives Edward Miller of Troy and Mrs. John Ward of Morris Run.  After Mr. Miller’s death she married William Middaugh and her home was at Morris Run.  For a long time following Mr. Middaugh’s demise she made her home in Troy winters and in Morris Run summers but about three years ago she came to reside permanently with her son in Troy.  Mrs. Middaugh exemplified the sturdy virtues of the pioneer period.  She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church.  The funeral was largely attended from the Miller home the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating.  Interment was in the Miller lot on the picturesque western slope of Oak Hill Cemetery. TGR 1916

LEE - Charles Lee, 47, of Troy, Pa., diedSunday morning, March 22, 2009, at home while surrounded by his loving family. Charles William Lee was born on Dec. 17, 1961, in Sayre, Pa. He was a son of the late William and Ruth (Swem) Lee. Chuck was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1982. He was employed by various businesses throughout the area including: Bob's Lawn Care & Landscaping, Hughes Refractoring (where he traveled throughout the Northeastern U.S.), Town & County Trailer Park, Canton Manufacturing and most recently Barefoot Flooring until his health no longer permitted him to continue. Chuck was an outdoorsman and enjoyed mowing his yard, taking walks, watching wildlife, and fishing with friends and family. He also enjoyed Demolition Derbies, and making yard-shadow bears and concrete flowerpots. Chuck loved dogs and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan, Sr. and Jr. Most important in Chuck's life was spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Shirley Leonard; stepchildren, Joyce Leonard (Mark Clapper) of Groton, N.Y., Dawn (Tony) Tordel of Dryden, N.Y., and Keith Leonard of Brooktondale, N.Y.; grandchildren, Garrett Hendrix, and Marissa and Joseph Tordel; sisters and brothers, Katherine (Carson) Kauffman of Washington Boro, Pa., Alice Brown of Canton, Donna (Bill) Roberts of Sylvania, Pa., Marjorie Patry, Robert Lee and Linda (Shawn) Bruce, all of Troy, Thomas Lee and Edward Terrel, both of Columbia Cross Roads, Barbara (Tim) Jennings of Monroeton, Pa., and William Lee and special friend Paul McGowen of Carlisle, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Chuck was predeceased by a brother, Scott Lee; sisters, Susie Lee and Margaret Terrel; a brother-in-law, Ivan Paul Patry; a sister-in-law, Doris Cooper; and Baby Jennings. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of Chuck's life at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The Rev. Kenneth Marple will officiate. Burial will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those who wish consider a memorial in Mr. Lee's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154 Towanda, PA 18848. - Towanda Daily Review, 23 March 2009

LEE -DONNA DARLENE (Lee) ROBERTS, 63, of Sylvania, PA passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Clark William Roberts. The couple married Oct. 24, 1981 and had 38 happy years together. Donna was born on Jan. 24, 1957 in Gouverneur, NY, daughter of the late William B. and Ruth M. (Swem) Lee. She was a 1975 graduate of Troy High School, and worked for Paper Magic, then later the Troy High School cafeteria. Donna attended the Austinville Union Church and enjoyed crocheting. To her family meant everything, she was constantly caring for her family, especially her grandson Oakley. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Clark; her son, David Michael Roberts of Troy, PA; her grandson who she loved dearly, Oakley James Roberts of Troy; her sisters, Kathy (Carson) Kauffman, Alice Brown, Marjorie Patry, Barbara (Timothy) Jennings, and Linda (Shawn) Bruce; her brothers, Robert Lee, William Lee (Paul), and Thomas Lee; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Susie Lee, Scott Lee, Margaret Terrel, and Charle Lee; and niece baby Jennings. There is a memorial gathering planned for 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020, at Donna and Clark’s home, 63 Iron Mine Road Troy, PA, with Rev. Ken Marple officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of Donna’s family in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. -Towanda Daily Review 5/22/2020

SCOTT W. LEE, 32, of Troy, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2001, at the Troy Community Hospital, following a period of declining health.  He was born March 11, 1969, in Sayre, one of 13 children of Ruth M. (Swem) Lee and the late William B. Lee.  Scott attended Troy Area Schools, and graduated with the class of 1989.  He worked at various jobs for his special friend, Gary Ulmer, who was much like a second father to him.  Scott’s life was built around his loving daughter, Ashley.  His future pans for himself and Ashley included a June 16 wedding to Janet Perry of Troy.  Scott’s hobbies included camping and the outdoors.  He also enjoyed the Troy Fair and helping behind the scenes to make the fair better each year.  In addition to his mother, Ruth, of the Bradford County Manor, Scott is survived by his daughter, Ashley Lee, of Troy; fiancee, Janet Perry, of Troy; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert E. and Mary Lee, Charles W. Lee and Shirley Leonard, Thomas B. Lee all of Troy, William B. Lee of Harrisburg; seven sisters and six brothers-in-law, Katherine M. and Carson Kauffman of Washington Borough, Pa., Alice J. Brown of Canton, Marjorie A. and Ivan Patry of Troy; Donna D. and Bill Roberts of Sylvania, Margaret A. and Edward Terrel of Mechanicsburg, Barbara R. and timothy Jennings of Monroeton, Linda L. and Shawn Bruce of Troy; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his father, Scott was predeceased by: a sister, Susie I. Lee; a mother-in-law, Marjorie Perry; an infant nephew, baby Jennings.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating and the Rev. Kenneth Marple of the Austinville Union Church assisting.  Interment will be held in the Oak Hill cemetery, troy.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to 954 Town & Country Estates, Troy, PA for the benefit of Scott’s loving daughter, Ashley. –Towanda Daily Review.

LEGGETT - GREENOUGH, GRACE L.,   Funeral services for Grace L. Greenough, 95, of RD3, Troy were held November 24 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, with the Rev. Hubert Punchard officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.   Mrs. Greenough died on November 21, 1984 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and the Troy American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 49.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Hillyer Lichtenfels, Vero Beach, FL.; granddaughter, Mrs. Matthew Steel of Nutley, NJ; and great-grandson, Jon Welch of Munich, Germany. (TGR Nov. 29, 1984)

CLARENDON LEONARD.  One of the old residents of Troy, Clarendon Leonard, 60, died in his sleep Monday night, Feb. 15, 1932, of heart disease.  His body was found Tuesday morning.  Mr. Leonard was born in Leona, and moved to Troy over 40 years ago.  He was employed for some time at the old Van Dyne tannery and later ran a grocery store.  He was appointed town constable nearly 30 years ago and occupied that position at the time of his death.  He was an expert carpenter, at one time in the employ of H. S. Mitchell, later carrying his own carpentering business.  About three years ago Mr. Leonard made over the old dilapidated property on the Towanda road, just outside Troy, known as “The Elms” which he made into an attractive restaurant, garage, etch  He improved the surroundings greatly, and made them a popular picnic grounds.  His own home was surrounded by a beautiful garden and Trojans will remember him for his ability to improve the gardens about his properties.  He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Botcher, of Washington, D. L. and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Leonard, at home.  The funeral will take place at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, and the body will be interred in Oak Hill cemetery in Troy, the Rev. D. Young of the Church of Christ being in charge of the service.

LEONARD –ELEANOR (NELL) FRANCIS, age 90 of Troy died Sunday (June 1981) at the Green Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Oct. 5, 1890 in Troy, she was the daughter of Clarendon and Minerva Dann Leonard. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Troy and was a former member of the Troy DAR. She was retired from newspaper business. Survivors include a niece, Virginia Brown of Atlanta, GA and a grand-niece, Kit Woodhouse of Los Angeles, CA. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy with the Rev. George Durie officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickedry Funeral Home, Troy. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 8/6/1981

Harry S. Leonard Expires Suddenly in Buffalo Hospital.  Harry S. Leonard, only son of Mrs. Henry S. Leonard of this village, died in Buffalo, N. Y., on July 21st, following an operation in the Homeopathic hospital of that city for the removal of a pyloric ulcer of the stomach.  The body was brought here for burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the funeral being held from his mother’s residence in Elmira Street on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Mr. Leonard was born in Troy on March 18, 1872 and grew to manhood here.  Upon the dissolution of the firm of Redington & Leonard in 1890, a new firm was formed consisting of Mr. Henry S. Leonard, the junior partner of Redington & Leonard and his son, Harry S. Leonard under the firm name of Henry S. Leonard & Son.  Harry S. Leonard withdrew from his active duties in this firm in 1897, going to New York City where he was employed for many years in the accounting department of the Atlas-Portland Cement Company.  In 1912 he accepted a position in the cost accounting department of the Larkin Company of Buffalo, N. Y., where he continued until his death.   He was always a great lover of music and took an active part in the musical activities of Troy during his residence here, singing in the Boy Quartette, St. Paul’s Choir and no private theatricals were considered complete unless he took a prominent part.  He was known throughout the country surrounding Troy and will be remembered by many of our farmers who sold their butter and eggs to him and knew that the quality insisted upon by the junior member of the firm of Henry S. Leonard & Son, always had to be of the highest.  His only sister, Mrs. H. S. Johnson of Washington, D. C., and his mother are left to mourn his loss.TGR 1918 (Obit says Oakwood but he is buried in Oak Hill cemetery.)



Troy's Oldest Merchant Dead.  Henry Stever Leonard, the last of Troy's older business men, died suddenly at his home in Elmira street Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19th.  He was at his place of business Saturday and attended services at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning.  He was prostrated by an attack of acute indigestion soon after dinner, but not until nearly noon on Tuesday was his condition thought to be at all serious.  About 12 o'clock his physician, Dr. Ballard, finding him not so well, sought council in Dr. Carrier.  Both physicians were at his bedside when the end came peacefully shortly before 2 from heart failure.  He was conscious to the last.   Mr. Leonard was born in Springfield, this county, November 1st, 1828. Of nine brothers and sisters, children of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Leonard, but one now survives, Mr. Solyman Leonard of New York.  He attended the common schools and Troy academy, and at 17 began his active business career as a clerk.  Seven years later he associated himself with Thomas Maxwell in the dry goods business under the style of Maxwell & Leonard.  In 1854 they sold out to John E. Goodrich.  Mr. Leonard remained with the business as manager until 1857 when he again embarked in business for himself.  With different partners he had been continuously in trade from that time to this.  In 1866 with G.F. Redington and his old partner, Thomas Maxwell, who curiously enough died even more suddenly than the subject of this sketch, thirty years ago next Sunday, Sept. 24th.  Mr. Leonard built the handsome store building now occupied by Newell Bros.  The firm of Redington, Maxwell & Leonard, with changes from time to time, did a very large business for many years and had among their scores of clerks many men who have risen to business prominence here and elsewhere.  By all of these and their customers who covered much of this county and Tioga, as well, Mr. Leonard was always held in the highest esteem.  He was strictly honest and so kindly disposed as almost to forget self.  He never held public office, we believe, except as councilman and possibly school director.  Here as in everything else he was most devoted to duty.  He was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Presbyterian Church.  He married January 4, 1860, Anna E., daughter of Spencer and Amna Crouch, of Syracuse, N.Y., who survives him with two children, Harry S., a draftsman with Westinghouse, Church, Curr & Co., New York City, and Anna E., Mrs. Harry Johnson, of Brooklyn, N.Y.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.


LEONARD - Mrs. Rosalia Leonard Sherman -died suddenly at 6:45 last Friday evening at the family home in Bohlayertown, Troy Township, from catarrhal fever. She had been ailing since the preceding Saturday but did not consent to a physician being summoned until Sunday afternoon. The seriousness of her illness was not apparent until Thursday. Mrs. Sherman was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Leonard, deceased of Leona, where she was born 58 years ago last August 23rd. She had long been a member of the Methodist church and exemplified in her daily life her religious professions. Besides her husband, Nathan H Sherman, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Laura Corey, two grandchildren, Florence E. and Walter A. Corey and two brothers, Summer Leonard of Alba, and Clarendon Leonard of Troy. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G. A. Baldwin officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery-Troy.

LINDLEY, MRS. JULIA L. BALLARD, 84, died at the family home in Leona, Pa., Friday morning, July 8, 1927.  She is survived by her husband, Guy S. Ballard; eight children, Lynn S. Ballard of Canton, Pa.; Mrs. fanny Sadler of Troy, Pa.; Mrs. Nellie Baldwin, Fred Ballard, Mrs. Emma Hooker, Err Ballard, Solomon Ballard and Denton Ballard of Leona; 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Leona M.E. Church.  The Rev. Owen Barrett of East Troy will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. C. Sears of Ulster.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Troy, Pa.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

LINDLEY, Julia Adelaide - Mrs. Julia L. Ballard,  84, died at the family home in Leona, Pa., Friday morning.  She is survived by her husband, Guy S. Ballard; 8 children Lynn S. Ballard of Canton, Pa. Mrs. Fanny Sadler of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Nellie Baldwin, Fred Ballard, Mrs. Emma Hooker, Err Ballard, Solomon Ballard and Denton Ballard of Leona; 17 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Leona M.E. church.  The Rev. Owen Barrett of E. Troy will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H.,C. Sears of Ulster.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem. at Troy, Pa.

LOOMIS - Williamsport Grit - Frank LOOMIS, editor and proprietor of the Troy Register, died at 5:30 on Tuesday morning at his home, corner Canton and Railroad streets. Death was due to heart disease, after an illness of two days. The funeral services were conducted at the family home at 1: 30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, and were in charge of Trojan lodge No. 306, F. & A. M., of which organization he was a member. The Rev. Geo. E. Hutchings, pastor of the Mansfield M. E. church, assisted by the Rev. E. A. Hall, pastor of the Troy M. E. church, and Rev. E. P. Morse of the Presbyterian church officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove (S/b Oak Hill) cemetery. Mr. Lomis was born in Troy township on May 5, 1856, and was the eldest child and only son of the late Edwin E. and Louisa BALLARD Loomis. For many years his father was a prominent merchant of West Burlington and Troy, and was a descendant of one of the early settlers of Troy township. His grandfather, Ely Loomis, originally came here from Connecticut. His mother was a daughter of Ira P. Ballard, also one of the early settlers of Troy township. His boyhood was spent in West Burlington, where he attended the district school. After the family removed to Troy he attended the graded school several terms, and afterwards engaged as salesman in his father's dry goods store. Later he was for two years a partner of E. L. Bailey and A. C. Fanning in the dry goods business. From boyhood he had been a Trojan. Early in life he wearied of mercantile pursuits and turned his attention to the printing business, towards which he always naturally inclined. He was his own tutor, but studied and gained all possible knowledge from observations, and the results of his efforts show of what timber he was made. In 1880 he opened a small job printing office. The following year the first number of the Troy Register. It was a four-page, three-column sheet, 9 by 12 inches in size. From it grew the eight-page Register and well-equipped printing plant of today. Mr. Loomis, although of a retiring disposition, was personally a pleasant, sociable gentleman, who easily made friends and retained them. In 1878 he was married to Miss Marie ANDREWS, daughter of the Rev. William W. Andrews of Waverly, NY, who with two sons, Edwin F. and Ralph A. survive. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Fanning, wife of Judge A. C. Fanning of Towanda and Miss Edith Loomis of Troy.

LOSEY - Paul A. Losey, 81, of Troy, Pa., died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of the late Dolores F. (HALL) Losey who died on Jan. 7, 1993.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Paul's life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating. The Troy Veterans Honor Guard will follow by giving military honors at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at the convenience of Paul's family.  Paul was born on June 7, 1928, in Troy, Pa., son of the late Charles H. and Cora F. (CORNISH) Losey. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the time of the Korean War. Paul retired as a truck driver from the Tayton Trucking Company. He was a member of the Troy Vets Club including the American Legion Post No. 49 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8675, the Morris Run Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 0167, the Canton Moose, the Teamsters Union, and he enjoyed fishing.  Paul is survived by: son Michael and special daughter-in-law Tina Losey of Troy, Pa.; son Scott Losey and significant other Jenilyn Baker of Towanda, Pa.; his grandchildren, Heather (Eric) Williams, Michael Porter, Mindy Porter, Tiffany Losey, and Christina Losey; his great-grandchildren, Lily Williams, Misty, Michael, Mason, Alannah, Brock, and Kalub Porter; his brothers Ed (Jean) BRONSON of East Troy, Pa., and Charles (Galva) Losey of Troy, Pa.; his sisters, Jean Yard of East Troy, Pa., Marge Brotzman of Scranton, Pa., and Myra (Lloyd) Cook of Monroeton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  Paul is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dolores, and his sister Doris Warden.  Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's name to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or to Troy Vets Club, P.O. Box 113, Troy, PA 16947. 16 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE LOVELL, 93, of Troy, PA passed away peacefully Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on February 19, 1923 in Paterson, NJ, George James Lovell was one of four children of the late Ethel Caroline (Berner) Lovell and George Whiting Lovell. After graduating from Ridgewood High School in 1939, George attended Newark College of Engineering before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served in the South Pacific during WWII with the 974th Signal Corps earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. George often said of his military service that it was the most exciting time of his life. He faithfully kept in touch with his Army buddies and enjoyed traveling to their reunions for many years. On August 23, 1947, George married the former Rosemarin “Rose” LeClair in Ridgewood, NJ. They have shared over 68 wonderful years together and raised two daughters. George and his brother Theodore were co-owners of Lovell Electric Company in Franklin Lakes, NJ. After retiring in 1978, he and Rose moved to Troy Township. George was a life-member of Troy’s V.F.W. Post 8675 and American Legion Lodge No. 49. He had many interests throughout life; but especially appreciated nature’s beauty, being outdoors and gardening. George also was a talented woodcarver and enjoyed all types of music. In earlier years he had his pilot’s license and flew single engine airplanes. Surviving is his wife Rose, children; Lynn Mitchell of Athens, PA and Holly (Kevin) Keegan of Troy, three grandchildren; Cael Keegan (Marla Wick) of Grand Rapids, MI, Brendan (April) Keegan of West Decatur, PA and Meghan (Justin) Leonard of Sherman, PA, four great grandchildren; Eisley, Grady, Keegan and Evie, a brother and sister; Theodore (Joyce) Lovell of Red Bank, NJ and Nancy (George) Ridings of Lincoln Park, NJ, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Nancy; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Alice) Lovell and a son-in-law, H. Kent Mitchell III. In keeping with Mr. Lovell’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Pastor Nelson Kopatz will officiate a celebration of George’s life at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 34 Fenner Ave. Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/17/2016

LUBLIN –MARIE A. BROWN, 65, Troy, RR 3, died November 26, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born in Minneapolis, MN, June 27, 1932, she was the daughter of Jacob and Helen (Brennan) Lubin.  Surviving are her husband of 24 years, Merle E. Brown, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Deb Smith, Horseheads, NY; daughter, Helen Marie Brown, at home; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Merle “Butch” and Linda Brown, Troy, Dick and Deb Brown, Columbia Cross Roads, Mert Brown, and Kathy Hall, Troy; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Marcy Cole, Troy, Pauline and Bryce Shedden Jr., Granville Summit, Tracy and Craig Seeley, Troy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Helen Lublin, Towanda, George Lublin, Horseheads; 16 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death was her brothers Frank and Ed Lublin.  Funeral services were held at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, December 1 with the Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating.  Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

MYLEN H. ‘Red’ MADIGAN JR., 91, a lifetime resident of Towanda Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 2020 at the home of his daughter and son-in law, Lola and Robert Holcomb in Towanda Township. “Red” as he was known by his family and many friends was born at home on March 24, 1928 the son of Mylen H. Madigan Sr. and Fannie Elmira Dyer Madigan. Red was a graduate of Towanda High School with the Class of 1946. On Oct. 12, 1957, Red married the former Lola Balderston at Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage until her passing on May 24, 2011. Red worked on the family farm until 1965 when he became employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda remaining there until his retirement in 1990. Most of all, Red loved being with his family and working on his farm on the hill. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and trapping. Red will be remembered for his genuine outgoing personality, keen wit and for sharing stories with everyone who would listen. He is survived by his children, Lola Madigan Holcomb and husband, Robert of Towanda Township, Mylen H. Madigan III (Kathleen J. Pierson) of Windham, Connie L. Madigan and husband, Timothy Lenox of Monroeton, Patrick E. Madigan of Sayre; grandchildren, Robert Holcomb III and wife, Allison, Mylen H. “Chip” Madigan IV and his wife, Annie, Heather Madigan Fenton and husband, Billy, Joseph Stabryla Jr., Emily E. Stabryla; great-grandchildren, Henry, Hannah and Tatum Madigan, Lincoln and Grant Holcomb; sister and brother-in-law, Leila Madigan Kilmer and Jack Kilmer of Durell; brother-in-law, Harry Balderston of Roanoke, Virginia; his caregiver, Kim Whyte of Towanda; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Officiating the service will be Rev. Robert W. Martin. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 71 N. Franklin Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA in Red’s memory. -Towanda Daily Review 2/7/2020

MAIONE, Concetta I. - Concetta I. "Connie" (Maione) Heib, 83, of Gillett, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. She was the loving wife of the late LeRoy D. Heib who passed away on May 23, 2010. The couple married Sept. 15, 1982, and had 27 happy years together.Connie was born on Jan. 20, 1933, in Cliffside Park, N.J., daughter of the late Vincenzo and Filomena (Chiasa) Maione. She was Roman Catholic by faith and was a waitress at Mark's Brothers Restaurant in Mansfield, until her retirement in 1995. Connie enjoyed gardening, spending time at the ocean, dancing, and cooking. She had a sharp wit and enjoyed watching wildlife from her mountain top home. Connie is survived by her children, Frank R. (Elizabeth) Salatino of Lawrenceville, Doreen (Brian) Weidner of Stafford, Va., Francis V. (Teresa) Salatino of Gillett, Tami Bernheisel of North Carolina; step children, Linda (Tom) Manley of Gillett, Jan Van Gorden of Horseheads, N.Y., Mary (Don) Gorst of Elmira, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Carmella Miller of New Jersey. The graveside service to honor Connie's life will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Route 14, Troy. All family and friends are welcome to attend. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, has been entrusted with the arrangements -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016

MANNING, Terry E. - On Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 2016, Terry E. Manning passed away at his home in Dauphin. Born July 4, 1938, in Halifax, he was the son of the late Russell E. and Lucy E. (Bohr) Manning. Terry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Michele (Mickey) Manning of Dauphin; three children, Jeffrey L. (Rachel) of Plymouth Meeting, Ricky M. (Patricia) of Reno, Nev., Caryn R. (Jeremy) Hand of Dauphin; two granddaughters, Abigail and Chloe Manning of Plymouth Meeting; siblings including brothers, Dale Manning of Elizabethville, Kim (Deb) Manning of East Petersburg, sisters Donna (Donald) Bechtel, Carol Carl of Millersburg, Judy (Ray) Hoffman of Halifax, Luanne (Dan) Boviall of Camp Hill, Holly (Michael) Rossi of Greensburg; as well as many nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by brothers, James and Timothy Manning of Millersburg, and sister, Collette Little of New Cumberland. He was a graduate of Millersburg Area High School ('56) and Mansfield State Teacher's College ('63). He was a retired middle school and driver's education teacher from Millersburg Area School District (33 years), as well as long-time high school basketball and baseball coach. Terry was employed part-time by Alternative Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Harrisburg.His successful basketball coaching career spanned 24 years, winning 478 times and more than 80 percent of his games coached. His teams produced six district titles and numerous league championships. He was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, as well as the Mansfield University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. In June 2015, he was awarded Mansfield University's President's Coin of Excellence. Terry was a long standing member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 59 and the Dauphin-Middle Paxton Fire Company. He was an avid follower of Mansfield University Athletics, Penn State University basketball teams and the Harrisburg Senators.Memorial services will be held at David's Church at 1072 State Route 25, Millersburg, on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be on Monday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes at 118 S. Market St. in Millersburg and on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Terry and Michele Manning Endowed Scholarship Fund to Mansfield University Foundation, 524 North Hall, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. -  Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2016


MARYOTT –NANCY ALEATHA MARYOTT SNYDER of Westfield, PA born in Glen Falls, NY on July 24, 1933, the only child of the late Frank and Frances Prince Maryott, began her journey into heaven on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Nancy graduated from the former Westfield High School, Westfield, PA in 1951. She was the class representative for the Cowanesque Valley High School 2001 graduation ceremony celebrating their 50th reunion. Nancy was a 1955 graduate of Elmira College with a bachelor's degree in economics as a member of their centennial class. Nancy was employed by Halle Brother's Department Store in Cleveland, OH as an Assistant Buyer from 1955-1959. Then attended Indiana University graduating with a master's degree and an elementary teaching license in 1961. Then taught for three years in Bloomington, IN. Nancy retired in 1994 after 28 years as a school counselor for the Monroe County Community School Corporation. After her retirement she returned to Westfield to care for her ailing mother. Nancy was married to Paul Snyder in 1959 until their divorce in 1973, who remained close friends. Nancy is survived by her only son David Maryott Snyder born 1960 and wife Pam; granddaughters Andria Snyder and partner Cathy Hawkins, Meghan and William Fletcher, Lindsay Snyder and fiancé Trevor Veatch and Lauren Snyder; great grandchildren Carter, Lola and Elsie all of Bloomington, IN; late cousin Peter Cashin's wife Cheyenne and daughter Lisa of Sterling, VA; cousin Shirley and Ernest Brazel and children of Bakersfield, CA. Her family loved her greatly and will miss her dearly. They will cherish the time spent together and memories created. Nancy was fortunate to have an extended family in Westfield, PA. She was grateful for their love, friendship, care giving and support. Nancy was predeceased by her faithful dogs Rover, Heidi, Heather, Holly and recently Hannah; survived by feline Missy. Foremost she was caring and giving to her family, friends and acquaintances. She was a nurturing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and provider. She always had time to listen and valuable wisdom to share. Nancy loved reading and traveling. Her spirit and zest for life will live on in all those who knew and loved her. Nancy lived by the motto "Always remember to be kind to one another and take time to smell the roses". A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church 205 Elm Street Westfield, PA; where Nancy was a member, on Saturday April 5, 2014 beginning at 11am. Her remains will be buried at the Maryott Family Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery Towanda, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Nancy's name to Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA.

McCOLLUM William Frederick
W. F. McCollum Succumbs to Erysipelas.  Though they new him to be ill, few of his many acquaintances were prepared for the announcement last Friday that William Frederick McCollum of Farmers Valley had passed out of the earthly life.  Death came in the forenoon after a few days of suffering from erysipelas in malignant form.  Mr. McCollum was born Sept. 19, 1858, and his entire life was spent in this vicinity.  He was an upright citizen.  For many years he had been a member of the Presbyterian church.  His wife survives and on son, Harold at home.  The funeral was held at 3 Monday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating.  Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. tgr 1919


MCCORMICK –MABEL E. TRAVIS, 98, formerly of Towanda and Sayre RD 1, widow of Edward Travis, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 31, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mrs. Travis had been a guest at the Bradford County Manor for the past 13 years. Born Nov. 7, 1889 at Lake Wesauking, she was a daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Layton McCormick. Mrs. Travis lived in the Towanda area for many years and was a former member of N. Towanda Methodist Church and the Ladies Aide Society. Her husband, Edward Travis, predeceased her in 1939. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Helena L. Wheeler of Towanda; a grandson, James Wheeler of Towanda; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Wheeler Logosso of Brooklyn, NY; two step-sons, Donald Travis of Ulster RD and Robert Travis of N. Towanda; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews and a very good friend, Dorothy Geiger of Sayre RD1. She was predeceased by two sons; George and Harry Wheeler; by two brothers, George and Morris McCormick. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

KAREN LYNN MCGEE, 58, of Johns Island, SC passed away March 21, 2020, at her home following a lingering illness. She is now with our angels peacefully watching over us all. If you should see a bluebird, please think of her with a smile. Karen was born Oct. 14, 1961 in Towanda, PA a daughter of James and Shirley (Lewis) McGee. She was a 1979 THS graduate and loved The Top Hats and gymnastics in her high school years. Karen then worked at Memorial Hospital until 1985 when she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Charleston, South Carolina. While in the AF Reserve, Karen attended Mid-Tech College in Columbia, SC and graduated as a respiratory therapist in 1989. She also attended the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1996. During her Air Force career, she served with the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron as a medical technician and then as a flight nurse. Karen also achieved the rank of Captain and was deployed in 1990 for Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf. In 1993, while at the Running of the Bulls in the Azores, Karen was pushed off a wall by some of the runners and broke her neck. She eventually recovered and continued her passion flying around the world with her squadron transporting the injured or deceased from United States Service Branches until 2004. Karen worked at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1991 through Nov 2019 as a physical therapist, neonatal nurse, and for years in her Registered Nurse role in a Level 1 Trauma Operating Room Center. Reading and photography were some favorite hobbies, as were bike riding and Boy Scout adventures with her son, Eric. Spending time on Folly Beach, South Carolina, and Kiawah Island, SC were always important as were annual family vacations in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and “point” time spent on Ocracoke Island. Traveling home to Towanda for family Christmas events was most important and always a memorable time. Karen was predeceased by her brother, “Jack” John Joseph McGee; her partner, Eric Smith Jr. of Folly Beach, SC maternal grandmother, Alice L. Decker (Henry Jr.) ; “Auntie” Marion Kuykendall; maternal grandfather, DeLanson Lewis; paternal grandfather, Joseph McGee (Virginia); paternal grandmother, Edith Kehrer (Gerald) Ayers; several aunts (including Aunt Mary, Aunt Ann (John, Ted), Aunt Teresa (Larry); and uncles (including Uncle Jack) and cousins; also, her toy poodles “Chanel” and “JJ.” Surviving are Karen’s beloved son, Eric Smith McGee and toy poodle, Jessie; parents, James and Shirley (Lewis) McGee; sister, Elaine (Larry) Elliott; brother, Steve (Diana) McGee of Columbia, SC; nephew, Brian Elliott of Lancaster; niece, Nichole (Dave and Greyson) Kang of Plymouth Meeting; niece, Crystal (Rob and Hailey) Watts of Lexington, SC; aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends along the way. A private service (interment at Oak Hill Cemetery) and celebration of life will be held at a later date at after the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Memorial donations in Karen’s memory may be made to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA or to the Wounded Warrior -Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2020


 Mary McGee Ballard, 93, of Troy, PA died Monday, January 6, 1992. She was born September 17, 1898 in Troy, a daughter of James and Anna Reidy McGee. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Catholic Church in Troy and a lifetime member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary.  She was a member of Troy Senior Citizens. Mrs. Ballard is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Erla Ballard of Gillett R 1; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brent and Paula Ballard of Flemington, NJ; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Brenda and Larry Dean of Orlando, FL and Laurie and Rick Orcutt of Gillett RR 3; great-grandchildren, Alex Ballard, Shannon Dean, Andrea Dean, Amanda Dean, Justin Orcutt and Jamie Orcutt; sisters-in-law, Irma McGee of California and June McGee of New York City; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Laurence Ballard, in 1933. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church on January 8 with Father Stephen McGough as celebrant and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)


Was President of the First National Bank and Prominent for Many Years in Social, Religious and Financial Life of Troy
Arthur B. McKean, who was born in West Burlington on August 4, 1850, son of the late James S. and Sarah W. (Blackwell) McKean died in his King Street home last Monday, November 30th, after many months of failing health. His paternal grandparents were Robert and Martha (Wilson) McKean and his great-grandparents were James and Jane (Scott) McKean, who settled in Burlington Township on what is now the County Farm in 1791.Mr. McKean attended school in West Burlington and at the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda. He began his business career as a bookkeeper here in 1868, spent three years in Williamsport and returned to West Burlington in 1873, where he engaged in the mercantile and lumbering business until 1884. He then became a member of the Troy hardware firm of Beardsley, Spalding & McKean. Mr. Spalding retired from the firm and it became Beardsley & McKean. Mr. McKean left the firm in 1900 to assume on January 10th the Presidency of the First National Bank when the two local banks, the First National and Pomeroy & Mitchell consolidated. He was the last surviving member of the board at that time. It included L. H. Oliver, Liston Bliss, J. Franklin Pierce,  George Newberry, H. C. Rolison, D. D. Bruce and Mr. McKean. For many years, Mr. McKean was a director of the Bank of Newberry, of which his son, Scott R. McKean is now President. Mr. McKean served as Burgess of Troy Borough, was Borough Treasurer until recently and for many years, was one of the most active and influential members of the First Methodist Church, being a trustee and member of the official board. He married June 17, 1874, Sibyl, daughter of Bingham L. and Abbie (Pierce) Rockwell, Troy and one son, Scott R. McKean was born to the union. She died September, 1920. Mr. McKean married Mrs. Jennie Blackwell in November, 1922, who survives together with the son, Scott R. Mckean, Newberry, and three grandchildren, Arthur and Florra McKean, Syracuse and Herbert s. McKean, Baton Rouge, La. The funeral was held from his late home on King Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday , Rev. L. F. Basford, Syracuse, officiating, assisted by Rev. Paul Brown. The bearers were the six active officers and employees of the First National Bank. Burial was in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)

Joyce, the listing for her birth is incorrect but the death date is correct.
H. Lucille McKEAN - The little fourteen months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McKean, Lucille, is very ill, being taken with convulsions on Tuesday afternoon. The united skill of doctors Carrier and Phillips is called into requisition, and all possible is being done to relieve the sufferings of the little one.
Later-The little one died Wednesday night. TGR 1904

McKEAN, Lucille - Sad Death, Child of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McKean Dies Suddenly. The funeral of Lucille, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. McKean, whose death was noted last week, was held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, when a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their respects, and sympathize with the bereaved parents in their deep affliction, for truly the love and devotion of these parents for their little ones was more than ordinary, and which was commented upon by all with whom they came in contact. While we stand appalled at this sudden and mysterious dispensation of Providence, "we can only trust where we cannot trace," remembering as someone has beautifully expressed it that "God plucks the fairest flowers for his own garden," and while He moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform, that "His purposes will ripen fast Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste But sweet will be the flower," and sometimes we'll understand."

The Grim Reaper Death was shorn of its terrors, by the beautiful surroundings, for none who witnessed, ---n ever forget the little from re---ing in the casket, which formed a white satin couch, submerged as it were and surrounded by a profusion of the choicest flowers, emblems of the pure life, and contributed by the many friends, among them a large pillow with the word "Baby" interwoven with violets, all under a canopy of white chiffon trimmed with flowers, undertaker Bloom having charge, and Rev. Sidney Winter the officiating clergyman, who read the Episcopal Burial Service, closing the same with the following beautiful poem:

"Safely, safely gathered in, Far from sorrow, far from sin, No more childish grief or fears, No more sadness, no more tears; For the life so young and fair Now hath passed from earthly care, God Himself the soul will keep Giving His beloved sleep. Safely, safely gathered in, Far from sorrow, far from sin; Passed beyond all grief and pain Death for thee is truest gain; For our loss we may not weep. Nor our loved ones long to keep From the home of rest and peace, Where all sin and sorrow cease. Safely, safely gathered in, Far from sorrow, far from sin, God has saved from weary strife, Into dawn this fresh young life; Now it waits for us above, Resting in the Savior's love Jesus grant that we may meet There, adoring at Thy feet."

At the conclusion of the services the casket was borne to the little white hearse by Abram McHenry, uncle of deceased and Harry Mitchell, and followed by the flower bearers the Misses Josepine McCabe and Mary Bell Sadler, when the sad cortege wound its way to Oak Hill and deposited the precious remains there to rest till the Resurrection morn.  The friends present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Abram McHenry and son Abram, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Ward and daughters Imogene and Almo, and Mrs. F. H. Peck of Elmira; Mrs. Stephen Brace, Mr. and Mrs. McKean Brace, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brace of Springfield. Two of Mrs. McKean's brothers, Burt McHenry and Chicago, and Nathaniel of Elmira, where unable to be present.

HERBERT BALDWIN McKEAN, 90, a longtime resident of Lewiston, WA, died from age-related illness July 30, 2002, in Bellevue, WA.  Born November 28, 1911, to Scott Rockwell and Martha Hutchinson McKean, he was raised in Williamsport, PA.  He had many relatives in the Troy area; his grandfather, Arthur B. McKean was with the First National Bank of Troy.  Mr. McKean attended Syracuse University and earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry in 1933, followed by a master’s degree in 1934.  His classmates elected him president of their senior class.  He spent summers working in the Troy area.  After graduation he taught for several years at Louisiana State University.  He married his college sweetheart, Margaret Ella (Nancy) Helm in December 1935.  They raised three sons.  In 1940, the couple moved to Ann Arbor, MI and in 1942 Mr. McKean received a doctorate in wood technology from the University of Michigan.  Job opportunities moved them to Madison, WI and Silver Springs, MD.  The family drove west from Silver Springs to Lewiston in 1954.  Potlatch Corp. hired him to create and manage the research department.  In 1968, the Potlatch board of directors elected him vice president of research and development.  He continued as vice president until his retirement in 1977.  In 1979, he and several other local individuals formed Twin River National Bank in Lewiston.  He served as chairman of the board and president.  He retired from the bank in 1986.  He was also an active member of the St. Joseph Hospital Advisory Board for many years and was on the hospital’s board of directors from 1972 to 1980.  In 1987 he participated in the formation of Technical Tool Corp., a local business that manufactured and sold a patented specialty chain saw.  He served as senior vice president until the company was sold in 1997.  During his business career he received numerous awards, including Time Inc. “Top Performer of 1963”, the Borden Award for outstanding scientist and research demonstration in 1978 and the Society of Wood Science and Technology Distinguished Service Award in 1983.  He told his family that his most cherished award was when his fellow members of the Syracuse Alumni Varsity Club elected him as Letterman of distinction in 1984.  After more than 60 years of marriage his wife died in 1996.  He moved to Bellevue the following year to be close to family.  Also preceding him in death was his youngest son, Allyn John Baldwin McKean, in 1994.  Survivors include his sons, Scott Helm McKean, Nashville, TN; Arthur Hutchings McKean, Bellevue, WA; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mr. McKean was laid to rest at the McKean family plot in Troy.  A graveside service attended by the entire family was held in Troy, September 21st.  Local arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Northwest Children’s Home, 419 22nd Ave., Lewiston, WA or the Medical Center Foundation of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 816, Lewiston, WA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

(Local News) Herrick McKEAN, a former well known resident of Troy and native of this place, died Monday of this week at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, aged about 80 years. Death was preceded by a long period of ill health. The deceased was the only son and child of John and Electa Brace McKean who resided for many years upon the farm latterly owned by David DeForest. His devoted wife survives. She was Miss Kate Loman of Elmira. Neither of the two daughters born to them is living. Mrs. McKean is on her way north with her husband’s remains. She will be met in Washington today by Mr. Arthur McKean. They are expected to arrive in Troy on the 9 o’clock train Saturday morning. TGR 1914

MCKEAN LUCY  Snedeker, Lucy McKean-died in the Jennings Nursing Home, Towanda, Sunday morning, August 8, 1948, after a residence there since last May. She was apparently recovering from a sudden illness when the end came. Mrs. Snedeker was the daughter of the late Peyton Randolph and Frances Louise McKean, her early life was spent in Sylvania. She became the wife of William H Snedeker, who operated the large farm now owned by W Walter White. She spent some years here in the house now owned by Mr. and Mrs. John S Crocker before going to Towanda in 1928. She was a woman of keen intellect-highly regarded by all who knew her. Her nearest relative is a niece, Gayle McKean Rowland, Phila and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura B McKean, Phila. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Chapel, Towanda, Wednesday at 2 pm. A prayer service was held in Oak Hill cemetery where burial was made.
Mary Jane McKEAN

McKEAN - Mrs. Mary Jane Rockwell, widow of the late Hiram L. Rockwell, died last Friday at the home of her brother, I. J. McKean, in West Burlington. Mrs. Rockwell was born in West Burlington 79 years ago, the daughter of Jehiel McKean. She had lived her entire life in this vicinity, having been long a member of the Methodist church of Troy. Since her husband’s death ten years ago, Mrs. Rockwell has made her home with her nephew, T. E. Brownson, in West Burlington. She is survived by her brother, Mr. McKean, a niece, Mrs. M. R. Bennett of Rathway, N. J., and two nephews besides Mr. Brownson, James N. McKean and Elwyn P. McKean. The funeral services at her late home were conducted by the Rev. H. C. Sears, and at the burial in Oak Hill, the committal was read by the Rev. Hiram Rockwell Bennett, whom she had reared from a child.  TGR 1922


McKERROW Arnold McKerrow

73, of Elmira, NY died on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:00-11:00 AM on Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Arnold's life will be held at 11:00 AM following the viewing on August 13th at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Noggle officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arnold was born on April 7, 1939 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, son of the late Charles W. and Kathryn (Seymour) McKerrow. Earlier in his life, Arnold worked as a carpenter with his father, and then went on to work in the maintenance department of Glove House in Elmira, NY. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, and enjoyed playing cards with his family, watching any kind of sporting event on television, gardening, and bowling on the Chamberlain's Garage team. Arnold is survived by his brothers, James (Theresa) McKerrow of Troy, PA and Donald McKerrow of Clearwater, FL; his sister, Marjorie McKerrow of Bellwood, PA, along with several nieces and nephews. His parents and his brothers Charles and Ernest McKerrow preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made in Arnold's memory to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, c/o David Schucker, Treasurer 3162 Watkins Hill Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.    Star Gazette – August 11, 2012


 Charles W. McKerrow, 80, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 died Tuesday, June 9, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born April 2, 1912, in Leolyn, PA, a son of Ernest and Lilly Miller McKerrow. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and the Austinville Odd Fellows. He was a retired carpenter and was formerly employed with Remington Rand in Elmira. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathryn Seymour McKerrow; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Katherine of Wellsburg, NY, James and Theresa McKerrow of Troy, Arnold McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 and Donald and Jean McKerrow of Scotia, NY; daughter, Marjorie McKerrow of Belwood, PA; three granddaughters; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eben and Irma McKerrow of Lowman, NY, Floyd and Jean McKerrow of Hershey and Ted McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma Fleming of Waverly, NY and Melvia and Charles DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in 1967 by a son, Ernest McKerrow. Funeral services were held June 12 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 18, 1992)


JAMES A.MCKERROW, 79, of Troy, PA passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Theresa M. (Benton) McKerrow.  The couple married March 23, 1968 and had 49 happy years together. Jim was born on September 10, 1937 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, son of the late Charles W. and Kathryn (Seymour) McKerrow.  He was a 1956 Troy High School graduate and attended technical school in Williamsport.  Jim started his career as a Draftsman for General Electric where he worked on military aircraft, later became a self-employed carpenter, and ended his career as the Head of Maintenance for Glove House in Elmira.  He attended Bakerburg Community Church, was a member of the Troy Rod & Gun Club where he served on the Board of Directors and was Treasurer for 4 years, was a member of a local 500 card club and the McDonald’s Morning Coffee Club.  Jim loved the fine arts, especially painting, and served on the Fine Arts Council of Troy.  He also enjoyed woodworking, listening to Country and Western music, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife Theresa, his daughters: Milissa Cerio and companion Robert George of Elmira and Salamanca, NY, Alicia Rain Macedo and husband Joseph of Brazil, and Marjorie Fritsch and husband Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, his grandchildren: Rebeca Rain Byler and husband Stephen, Jonathan Christopher Bausch Macedo and wife Sarah, Charles James “CJ” Cerio, Jose Raphael Bausch Macedo, Allison Elizabeth Fritsch, Jessica Kathryn Fritsch, great grandchildren Nathaniel Byler and Saloma Rain Byler, his brother Donald McKerrow of Clearwater, FL and his sister Marjorie McKerrow of Bellwood, PA, sister-in-law Catherine McKerrow of Wellsburg, NY, along with several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Charles, Arnold, and Ernest. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:00 am-12:00 noon on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Bakerburg Community Church 197 Gray Valley Rd, Mainesburg, PA. The funeral service to honor Jim’s life will be held at noon on Thursday, June 15th at the church with Pastors Paul Binkley and David Dressler officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main St. Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the Bakerburg Community Church 197 Gray Valley Rd, Mainesburg, PA or to the Troy Rod & Gun Club P.O. Box 424 Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/13/2017


McLANE – Mrs. Ethel McLane Young, 68, of Snedekerville, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1962. She was a member of the Coryland Presbyterian Church. Survived by husband Harry Young; sister, Mrs. Lena Wolfe of Elmira. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7-9 PA, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Friday at 1:30 PA, the Rev. Orey Crippen, Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.


MCLANE –MRS. LENA MCLANE WOLFE, age 78 of 314 Mt. Zoar St., Elmira died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira Saturday (September 14, 1968).  She was a member of the Elmira Lake Street Presbyterian Church.  She was a sales lady for Sheehan’s and Gorton’s in Elmira for many years.  Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Sterling Haven of Columbia Cross Roads; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy this Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Gordon W. Mattice of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.


MCMAHAN  Harriet McMahan Lifelong resident of Troy, died in the Robert Packer hospital Saturday, May 31, 1941, following an operation last Wednesday.  She was 72 years old, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMahan.  Miss McMahan, until her retirement, was for many years connected with the Citizens Mutual Telephone and Telegraph Company as an operator in the local exchange.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Miss McMahan is survived by two brothers, J. Howard McMahan, Troy, and Robert H. McMahan, Binghamton.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two, E. S. T., from her late home on Elmira Street, Rev. Philip W. Furst officiating, and burial was in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery.


MCNEAL –EDITH V. SLATER, 79 of 19 W. Tioga St., Spencer, NY formerly of Towanda died Sunday August 16, 1987 at the Corning Hospital. Born October 26, 1907 in Ulster, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Anna Dibble McNeal. In 1923 she married Clark A. Slater in Burlington. He predeceased her on March 16, 1964. Edith’s main interest in life was in her home and family she was also involved in the personal care of elderly people for many years. She was a member of Burlington United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Geraldine) Darrow of Little Meadows, Mrs. Robert (June) Stroud of Towanda RD 4; two sons, Richard Slater of Spencer, NY and Daniel Slater of Texas; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd McNeal of N. Towanda, Wesley McNeal of Towanda and Raymond McNeal of Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Beeman of Luthers Mills; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Steven M. Livermore, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review



Local News)  Funeral services over the remains of Milton Morley were held at the Bird Chase home Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. R. Holloway officiating.  Mr. Morley died at Cascade, Pa., on Thursday from pneumonia.  He was 55 years old, a former resident of Troy, and a brother of Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Walter Havens and Earl Morley.  His wife survives, a son in France, and three daughters- Mrs. Mullen of Elmira, and Ettie and Adelia at home.  Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.   TGR 1919


Emily "Mimi" Nichols, 55, Troy RD 2, died Tuesday, April 24, 1990, at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born June 18, 1934, the daughter of Oliver and Frances Dewey Mitchell. She was a 1952 graduate of Troy High School, 1956 graduate of Mansfield State College and in 1958 she received her Master of Education from Penn State University. She taught school at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, serving at the administrator of the school after Martha Lloyd's death. Mimi also taught at SRU and Troy area schools.  Mimi loved all animals. She is survived by her husband, Lewis G. Nichols; stepdaughter Valnette Hubbard of Lakeland, Fla; stepson Ronald Nichols of Charlotte, NC; four step-grandchildren; an aunt, Florence Mitchell of Troy; first cousins, Nathaniel Mitchell, Elysburg, PA; and Steve Mitchell, San Francisco, Calif. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Building Fund, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. Arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 1990)

Wife of Claude W. DeWitt, died this Thursday morning, March 5th, in her home on Roosevelt Highway, between Troy and Sylvania, after a serious illness of but a few days. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell, former Mainesburg residents, and was born in Mansfield, Ohio 55 years ago. Mrs. DeWitt was a member of the local Methodist Church and Maxwell Chapter, O. E. S. and will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by Mr. DeWitt and two children—John M. DeWitt, Troy and Mrs. Grace DeWitt Hayman, Doylestown. She is also survived by a sister Mrs. W. A. Lank, Bridgeport, Conn., and a brother H. G. Mitchell, Tampa, Florida. There are four grandchildren. The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., her pastor, Leonard F. Basford officiating and burial will be in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)

HARRY S. (BUDD) MITCHELL, 75 of Troy RD 2, Pa. died Friday, April 28, 1989.  He was born April 23, 1914 in Troy a son of Harry S. and Emily Oliver Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell was a 1932 graduate of Troy High School and completed a two-year course in agriculture at Penn State.  He farmed Alparon Farm for 25 years and had an antique shop there for several years.  He was a salesman for VanAuken Mills Supplies in Elmira for 25 years.  Mr. Mitchell was a Laubauch tutor and was on the board of the Barclay School and Sage House for many years.  He was driver of the Bradford County Bookmobile and a close associated of Dawes Markwell.  Mr. Mitchell delivered meals to the elderly for several years.  He was a member of the Elkland’s Friends meetings at Shunk and attended Elmira Friends meetings.  He was a member of the Bradford County Historical Society, the Muncy Historical Society, League of Women Voters and was president of the Troy Children’s Hour.  The Mitchell’s have held Friday night discussion group at their house for over 25 years through the winter.  “Budd” was always a pacifist and marched in several peace marches.  He was a member of the Bradford County People for Peace.  He loved people, antiques, family and home.  He is survived by his wife, Florence Porter Mitchell to whom he was married Sept. 22, 1932.  Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Nathaniel and Julie Mitchell of Sunbury, Pa. and son, Stephen Mitchell of San Francisco, Calif.; granddaughters, Selena and Maya Mitchell of San Francisco and Carol Appleyard of Florida.  A niece, Mrs. Lewis (Mimi) Nichols of Troy also survives.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Philadelphia Yearly Friends Peace Committee, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa. or to the charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy)

Henry K. Mitchell, Jr., age 57, of Troy, Thursday, Jan . 28, 1965. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Jack Wise, Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Survived by wife, Mrs. Alberta Mitchell; daughters, Mrs. William Barnes of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Loren Scoggin of Marion, Ohio, Florence at home; sons, Thomas of Sayre, Henry Kent III at home; sister Miss Janice Mitchell of Chambersburg, Pa.; brothers Harold C. Mitchell of Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren. He as an insurance broker and the secretary of Troy Sales Coop., a former Mayor of Troy Borough, and the Bradford County Health Officer for 15 years.

MITCHELL, JANICE R.    Janice R. Mitchell, 85, of Troy, died May 3, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born October 14, 1901 in Troy, the daughter of the late Attorney H. Kent Mitchell and Martha Redington Mitchell. She graduated from Troy High School in 1919, from Elmira College in 1923 and Drexell University in 1930.  Miss Mitchell taught high school at Saratoga Springs for two years and at Athens High School for four years.  After Drexell University, where she majored in library science, she was librarian at Wilson College in Chambersburg,PA for 36 years, retiring in 1966.  She was a member of the Troy Eastern Star and Troy Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are a brother, H.C. Mitchell of Santa Rosa, CA;  a sister-in-law, Bert Mitchell of Troy, with whom she lived for many years; several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Funeral services were held May 6 (2 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy for family and friends with Rev. Arthur Suggs officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Presbyterian Church.  (TGR May 7,1987)


MITCHELL Kent Mitchell III

68 H. Kent Mitchell III, 68, of Athens, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Kent was born on Oct. 20, 1944 in Troy, Pa., a son of Henry Kent Mitchell Jr. and Alberta Vandiver Mitchell.  He attended Troy High School and was valedictorian of the class of 1963. After high school, Kent attended the University of Cincinnati. On Oct. 15, 1995 Kent married Lynn Lovell in Covert Township.  Kent worked at Main Link in Towanda as a peer mentor and supervisor and also as an art instructor. Kent was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda. He was also a charter member of Main Link.  Kent was a prolific artist and especially enjoyed oil painting. He loved anything French, particularly their art and literature. He often read books written in French as a hobby. Kent also enjoyed painting pictures of the photographs he and his wife took while visiting France two years ago.   Kent is survived by his wife, Lynn; sisters, Martha Biehle and Florence Powell; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rose and George Lovell; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Holly and Kevin Keegan; nieces, nephews, cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; his two dogs, Otto and Greta; and his cat Maggie.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Polly and his brother Tom.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, with Pastor Nelson Kopatz officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be private in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd, Waverly, NY 14892, in Kent’s memory.  Sayre Morning Times – February 7, 2013


MITCHELL Martha - Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Mitchell lose their little daughter, Martha. The death of little Martha, youngest daughter of H. K. and Martha Mitchell occurred last Saturday at her home on Canton street, aged nine months. The funeral was conducted from the late home on Monday, and was in charge of undertaker Beaman. The Rev. T. A. Hughes of the Baptist church spoke, assisted by the grandfather of the deceased, the Rev. Thos. Mitchell, who read the following poem: "Tender Shepherd thou has stilled this thy little lamb's brief weeping; Ah, how peaceful, pale and mild in its narrow bed ‘tis sleeping, and no sigh of anguish sor heaves that little bosom more. In this world of care of pain, Lord, thou wouldst no longer leave it; To the sunny heavenly plain thou hast now, with joy received it, Clothed in robes of spotless white. Now it dwells with Thee in light. Ah, Lord Jesus, grant that we where it lives may soon be living and the lovely pastures see that it heavenly food are giving then the gain of death we'll prove through Thou take what most we love." The beautiful little white casket was covered with floral tributes, and the pall bearers were H. C. Carpenter, H. J. Pierce, T. W. Parsons, and F. L. Ballard. A sad circumstance connected with the services was the impossibility of reaching the cemetery owing to the bridge at Dillin's Mills being carried away by the floods. The remains were left in charge of Mr. Beaman until Wednesday afternoon, when they were laid to rest at Oak Hill.


MITCHELL Thomas A. Mitchell

Troy, PA: Thomas A. Mitchell, 73, of Troy, PA died on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Family and friends are welcome to call from 4:00-5:00 PM on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The memorial service to honor Tom's life will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 13th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Tom was born on February 28, 1938 in Canton, PA, son of the late Henry K. and Alberta (Vandiver) Mitchell, Jr. He was a lifelong resident of Troy, was a 1956 graduate of Troy High School, and worked for many years at Jim's Chevron in Troy. Tom was a member of the Troy Vet's Club and the Morris Run American Legion, the Hillside Rod & Gun Club and the Columbia Cross Roads Hunting Camp, the Loyal Order of Moose in Canton, PA, the Armenia Mountain Snowmobile Club, and was a board member and trustee of the Oak Hill Cemetery Association. Tom is survived by his children: Annette (Rocky) Spencer of East Troy, PA, Michael (Lori) Mitchell of Anchorage, AK, and Mark (Diane) Mitchell of Bellefonte, PA, grandchildren: Carmen (Nathan) Keller, Brenda (Bryan) Wack, Nicholas (Jamie Lee) Mitchell, Christopher Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Corinne Leigh Coffey, and Skyler Thomas Coffey, his 6 great grandchildren, his siblings: Martha Biehle of Mason, OH, H. Kent Mitchell, III of Athens, PA, and Florence Powell of Brushton, NY, along with several nieces and nephews, and Tom's special friend Beverly Halstead of Troy, PA. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his son Thomas A. Mitchell, III, his daughter Debra Jo Coffey, and his sister Polly A. Barnes. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom's memory to the Oak Hill Cemetery Association, 94 King Street, Troy, PA 16947.   Star Gazette – May 11, 2011


MOORE - Mrs. Electa McKean.
 The death of Mrs. Electa McKean, one of Troy’s oldest residents, occurred on Friday of last week, at the ripe old age of 91 years.  She had been an invalid for a few years past, and confined to her home from the natural prostrations of old age.  Since December of its past year, during which time her son, Mr. H. S. McKean and wife had been in Florida for the benefit of his health, Mrs. McKean had been at the home of Miss Katherine Wolfe nearby, where she was most tenderly cared for.  Her death came rather suddenly, and the sad news was immediately dispatched to her son, who was unable to come on account of ill health, Mrs. McKean arrived here on Tuesday.  Funeral service were held from her late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Herbert H. Graves, pastor of the Universalist church at Towanda, assisted by Rev. E. P. Morse, of the Troy Presbyterian church.  Burial in the family Plot at Oak Hill cemetery.
 Deceased was born on May, 22, 1811, a daughter of William and Polly Moore of Springfield township, this county.  On May 11, 1832, she was united in marriage to John McKean, one of the old settlers of Burlington township.  Since the death of her husband on March 8, 1877, she has resided with her only child, Herrick S. McKean of Troy, and during her entire life had lived within Bradford county, with the exception of a few years’ residence in Illinois. She is survived, beside her son, by one half-sister, Mrs. Martha Bullock of Columbia township, and three half-brothers, Dighton, William and Stephen Brace of Springfield.  In the late home of Mrs. McKean are to be found many evidences of her industry and handiwork, which strong trait of her character remained with her during the last years of her life.  She was a most excellent and beloved woman, and her brilliancy and activity of mind which marked her life throughout, and accomplished much good, is left as a pleasant memory to those who mourn. TGR 1903

MORRIS, Cynthia Kay, age 16, of Troy, Penna., Sunday, April 9, 1972. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Penna. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Jack Wise, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions may be made to the Daily Vacation Bible School. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morris: sisters, Mrs. Edward (Mary Anne) Gallew of Alexandria, Penna., Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Pedrick of Pine City, N.Y., and Miss Allene Cora Morris at home; brothers, John Cole, Jr. of Troy, Penna. and Pierce J. Cole of Canton, Penna.; grandfather, Percy King of Troy, Penna. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy and member of Junior Class of the Troy High School.

WALTER ALLEN MORRIS, 86, of Troy RD1, formerly of Powell, died Monday, May 1, at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington.  He was born in Powell Aug. 16, 1911, son of Willard H. and Cora Allen Morris.  He was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church and troy VFW Post No. 8675.  He was chaplain of his post and also chaplain of the Bradford County Council VFW and District 14 VFW.  He was past commander of the Towanda VFW Post No. 1568 and past commander of the Bradford County Council VFW.  Mr. Morris was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater as a medic.  He was in the Reserves from 1949 to 1953.  He was a former employee of Endicott-Johnson in Endicott, N.Y., Towanda Wholesale and P. S. King Hardware in Troy.  His survivors include his wife, Mary Adda King Morris; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Allene) Brown of Milan RD1; four stepchildren, Mrs. Edward (Mary Anne) Gallew of Rummerfield, John G. Cole II of Troy, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Pedrick of Pine City, N.Y., and Percy J. Cole of Canton RD1; one brother, Lewis W. Morris of New Tazwell, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Emma) Pastusic of Mildren; 10 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy.  Full military honors will be included.  The Rev. Alan Minarcik will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review.

MOTT Bart-Troy, Jan 18, 1948-aged 89, died at the home of Arthur Warner, Troy, Saturday morning. He is survived by one sister, Clare of Troy.

MUIR –ELIZABETH MUIR CHAFFEE, 89, widow of William J. Chaffee of 728 Second Street, Towanda died Monday morning, July 25, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born January 13, 1899 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret Bennett Muir. Mrs. Chaffee was a graduate of Towanda High School and was also a graduate of the Coombs Conservatory of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. On June 6, 1923 she married William J. Chaffee. He preceded her in death on August 13, 1972. Mr. And Mrs. Chaffee owned and operated the Evans and Chaffee stores in Towanda and Sayre for many years. The Sayre store was sold in 1965 and the Towanda business was sold later in 1983. Mrs. Chaffee was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, Towanda Musical Society and the Lake Wesauking Association. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene C. Erickson of Sayre; two granddaughters, Mrs. Gary (Diana) Fell of Austin, Texas and Leslie C. Erickson of Sayre; two great-grandchildren, Heather and Trevor Fell, both of Austin, Texas; a niece, Margaret Smith Ross of Elkhart, Indiana; two nephews, David R. Smith II of Towanda and J. Edward Smith of Montrose; several great-nieces and great-great-nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the charity or organization of ones own choice in Mrs. Chaffee’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

MURRY Sarah Jane  - Mrs. Jane Cobb - Mrs. Samuel D. Cobb
Another highly respected and aged resident of Troy township departed this life on Wednesday, May 18th, at her home near Troy, aged seventy-nine years. The funeral was conducted from her late home on Friday morning at ten o’clock, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery.
TGR 1904  (Sarah J Cobb)

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