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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 ( 

Jesse Allen, a native of Morristown, N.J., enlisted in the Continental Army early in the struggle for American Independence and served throughout the war. He was in the expedition under Montgomery into Canada, and stood within a few feet of that officer when he fell at Quebec. He was in many engagements and Indian skirmishes, serving in the Company of Capt. Jacobus S. Bruyn, under Col. James Clinton, New York Continentals. He was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. It was probably during the war that he became acquainted with and subsequently married Elizabeth Eiklor (whose parents were Holland people) of Catskill, N.Y. In 1784, he came to Wysox in quest of a new home. He selected the river flats opposite Towanda, worked the season making improvements and returned in the autumn for his family. Upon his arrival the next Spring, finding his improvements occupied by Roswell Franklin, he went to the lower end of the valley, took possession of and subsequently purchased all the land comprised between the creek and narrows. "Mr. Allen came from the head of the river in a canoe with his effects, while Mrs. Allen rode a horse all the way, following the Indian trail and carrying an infant, not many weeks old, who afterwards became the late Peter Allen of Rome." Mr. Allen occupied his purchase a number of years. After having cleared and improved many acres and planted the first orchard in the Wysox valley, he sold to Theophilus Moger, then lived for a time on the old Coolbaugh property and also on the Lent place at Pond Hill. In 1800, he removed to the Genesee country, where he remained a short time, then returned to Pond Hill, where he continued to reside until his death." Jesse Allen was a stirring, impulsive man, a strong supporter of the Presbyterian church and one of the most zealous promoters in the formation of the Towanda-Wysox congregation." He died June 24, 1824, in his 70th year, and his wife, September 6, 1845, in her 90th year. Both are buried at Pond Hill. The children of Jesse and Elizabeth Allen were: William, Peter, Andrew, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Phoebe and David.

 Beatrice B. King, 90, Troy RD 3; died March 1, 1990 at Bradford County Manor. Born June 10, 1899 at Ellis Hill in Asylum Township, she was a daughter of Fred and Alice Jacoby Braund.  Mrs. King's main interest in life was her home and family.  She attended the French Asylum Methodist Church. Survivors include sons, Wilbur G. King, Monroeton and Miles B. King, Troy RD 3; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lewis (Ruth) Bly of Franklin, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. King, in 1960. Funeral and committal services were held March 3 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and interment to be in Pond Hill Cemetery, Lake Wesauking. Memorials may be directed to French Asylum Methodist Church in Mrs. King's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 8, 1990)

LEWIS –MARIAN LEWIS SPENCER, 84 of Towanda RR 5, Lake Wesauking, died early Friday morning, Aug. 29, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born March 29, 1909 in Rome, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Chester P. and Bess Browning Lewis.  Marian was a graduate of Towanda and Rome high schools.  She assisted her mother and grandmother in the operation of Browning’s Store in Rome for several years before moving to Lake Wesauking where she resided most of her life.  In July 1929 she married Walter J. Spencer.  He preceded her in death in February 1972.  Marian enjoyed music.  She was an avid reader, deer hunter and enjoyed watching baseball.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard R. and Nancy Churchill Spencer Sr. of Towanda RR 5, Lake Wesauking; a sister, Joanna S. Edsell of Titusville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.  In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death be a great-grandson, Patrick Breen of Middletown, R.I.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Pond Hill Cemetery, Lake Wesauking.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Spencer’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

Sayre Morning Times October 17, 2006
Guida Marie Naugle Danko, 94, formerly of Athens ended her journey in this life at 7:15 a.m., Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at the Sayre House, Sayre.  Guida was born in Pond Hill, Pa. Feb. 9, 1912, a daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Ogin Naugle.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sayre.She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Danko, July 20, 1992, an infant son Thomas and grandson John Edward Danko, Jr. in 1999.  She will be remembered by her son John Edward Danko, Sr. of Sayre; two grandsons Dr. Duane Danko and his wife Diane of LeRoy, Richard Edward Danko and his wife Mary of Chesapeake, Va.; great grandsons Neil Danko and his wife Jamie of McCoy, Colo.; Erik Danko and his fiance Abby Brands of Spearfish, S.D., HM3 Carl Danko of Jacksonville, N.C.; great grandaughters Melissa and Stephanie Danko of Chesapeake, Va. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, Pa. where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., with Rodney Saylor, her pastor officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Pond Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1 Box 154, Tomahawk, Rd., Towanda, Pa. 18848. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

WHITNEY - Mrs Mary E. Allen, 55, widow of Jesse.  buried Wysauking Cemetery.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  Taken from the Daily Review 24 Oct. 1889.

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