Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Bradford County PA
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Nelda COOK Holton - Retired Town of Southport Historian
Photo: Nelda COOK Holton and Robert Masia
Township: Townof Southport, Chemung County NY
Town of Southport Historian - Retired
Retirement Party  18 March 2001.
Photo by  Joyce M. Tice March 2001
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Nelda COOK Holton, who was Town of Southport Historian for many years, died in Wellsboro PA 05 MAR 2003. She is shown above at her retirement party two years ago with Southport Supervisor, Robert Masia. Obituary from Elmira Star-Gazette Below
                  Nelda C. Southport Historian Age 76, formerly of Sebring Ave., Pine City, NY, diedd on March 6, 2003 at the Green Home in   Wellsboro, PA, where she most recently resided. She was born June 7, 1926 in  Rutland Township, PA, the daughter of Charles H. and Ruby (Hoag) Cook. Nelda  was preceded in death by her father, Charles in 1959; mother, Ruby in 1965;  sister, Fern Cook in 1919. She is survived by her loving sons and  daughters-in-law, Brett and Lori Holton of Elmira, NY; Kevin and Molly Holton of Wellsboro, PA; beloved grandchildren, Benjamin and Audrey Holton; Victoria Holton; sister and brother-in-law, Ina and Darwin Neal of Mansfield, PA; brother, Carlyle Cook of Horseheads, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Nelda  was the Town Historian for the Town of Southport from 1968 to 2000. From 1982  to 1998, she wrote articles for the Horseheads paper, "The Chemung Valley  Reporter." She was also a member of the Chemung County Historical Society and wrote many articles for their journals. She had a great love for history  throughout her life. Nelda was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, a former member of the Chemung County Chapter of D.A.R., and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #323, Big Flats Chapter. In 1989, she retired from the Broadway Animal Hospital after several years of faithful and dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, March 9, 2003,  from 6 to 8 p.m. Calling hours will also be held on Monday, March 10, 2003, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.  Her pastor and friend, the Reverend William Valet, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Jobs Corner Cemetery, Jobs Corner, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nelda's name may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the Salvation Army, 414 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. A Candle of Remembrance may be left for the family at
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