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Troy, Bradford County, PA

Volume XLVIII, #22, Friday, June 9, 1911

Found Dead in the Road at Gillett

The dead body of Samuel Mahood was found by the roadside near the residence of Fred Sawdy, a mile south of Gillett, about 5 o’clock Wednesday morning. The man’s neck and several ribs were broken and there was a bad bruise across the back.

Mahood left home Tuesday evening with a horse and road cart, saying that he was going to a neighbor’s. As he worked for the farmers of the vicinity and not infrequently remained over night, his wife was not alarmed when he did not return.

John Storch and Samuel Welch of Troy, in an automobile, came upon the cart in the road about 11 o’clock Tuesday night, two rods from where the body was found in the gutter the next morning. One of the thills was broken. The breast collar and the traces was broken. The bread collar and the traces were still attached to the cart, though one trace had been pulled loose or broken from the whiffletree. Thinking there had been only a runaway they piled the cushion, blanket and remnant of the harness into the cart and left it at the side of the road.

The appearance of the body indicated that death was instantaneous.

Justice of the Peace G. O. Turk acting as coroner, and Constable Fletcher took charge of the body and had it removed to Gilletts, where an autopsy and inquest was held by Dr. C. F. Kiersted and a jury. The latter’s finding was that death was due to injury to the back and head, cause unknown. The jury will meet again on Saturday for further inquiry into the cause of death. It is believed by some at Gillett that Mahood was run down by an automobile, a number of which, it is said, passed over the road by the side of which the body was found between 9 and 10 Tuesday night. George Wilson of Dunnings says he saw one without lights go by at a great speed.

The decedent was 48 years old and leaves a wife and daughter.

He was a brother of James Mahood of Columbia Township. The funeral will be held in the church in Gillett at 10 o’clock Friday morning.

Leon A. Church until a few months since for several years connected with the mechanical department of the Gazette-Register, died June lst at the home of his sister in Presho, N. Y. Decedent was about 551 years old. He was secretary at one time of the Grange Insurance Company of Tioga county, editor of the Lawrenceville Herald and served one or more terms as burgess of Lawrenceville. He was employed at different times by the Johnston and International Harvester Companies as salesman, expert and collector. A son and two married daughters and his father survive.

Jerome Leonard died at his home in Midland, Va., June lst, 1911. Mr. Leonard was born in Leona, Bradford Co., Pa. September 12 1842 where he spent his boyhood days, and was highly esteemed by those who knew him. He was a Christian, having affiliated with the Baptist Church some years ago. His wife and four children, three sons and a daughter, survive him. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, June 4th, in Leona, at the home of Mr. Addison Brooks, whose wife is the only surviving sister. The services were conducted by the Rev. Carl G. McConnell. The burial was at Leona.

Daniel M. Birkett, a widely known Mansfield printer who worked in Troy twice or more for a few weeks, died last Thursday at his home from consumption following a long illness. He leaves a widow and two children. His mother also survives.

Volume XLVIII, #23, Friday, June 16, 1911

(Granville Center News) News was received Monday of the death on the previous evening at 10:20 o’clock, at her home at 607 West Church Street, Elmira, N. Y., of Mrs. Oliva A. Sayles. Mrs. Sayles had been in failing health for some months, and death was not unexpected; and yet her going brings, as death always does, a shock to the friends who are left, and of whom she had had many in this locality, which, for many years, had been her home. The deceased was 59 years of age and was a daughter of Adam and Helen (McNeil) Innes, and came with them when a young girl to this place. She grew to womanhood and married Charles G. Sayles, who preceded her in death by nearly thirteen years, he having died on September 7th, 1898. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Sayles with her family removed from this place, which until then had been her home, to Elmira, where she has since resided. She is survived by two children, a son, Clarence Sayles, and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Fish, both of Elmira; four brothers, Daniel, John and Colin Innes, of Canton, and two sisters, Mrs. James H. Eastgate, of Union, N. Y., and Mrs. Helen Mills, of Lima, Ohio. The deceased was a woman of splendid character, one who had a high conception of the duties of life, and who endeared many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. Funeral services will be had on Wednesday morning at Elmira, following which the remains will be brought here for burial.

Volume XLVIII, #25, Friday, June 30, 1911

Troy Boy Loses Life on Railroad

Mrs. George W. McCulley arrived in Troy on the 4 o’clock train Monday morning with the remains of her only son, William J., who from injury by the cars, died last Friday at Seymour, Ind. He was a brakeman on the B. & O. railroad and fell from a box car on June 18th, at Mitchell, Ind., fourteen cars passing over his left leg. The McCulleys moved from Troy to Corning nine years ago and thence to Seymour last fall. Deceased was 24 years and 15 days old. He was a true member of the Seymour lodge, Order of Railway Trainmen, to which he belonged. Messrs. D. W. Moses, J. E. Banta and W. Pottorff accompanied the body to Troy, and they were joined here by Messrs. Moore, Hollenback and Dowling of the Corning lodge. The remains were taken to Friends & Heath’s undertaking rooms, where funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H. E. Allen. Interment was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery. Of Mrs. McCulley’s family a daughter only survives. They will return to Troy to reside, she having real estate interest here.

(East Troy News) H. H. Aumick died at his home in this place on Thursday, June 22nd, aged 76 years. Funeral services were held at the F. B. Church on Sunday and he was laid at rest in the cemetery here. He had been a resident here for many years and had many friends who sympathize with his widow and his children in their bereavement.

(Local News) The remains were brought to Troy Wednesday for burial from Gates, Monroe county, N. Y., of Mrs. James Lenney (Elizabeth H. Wynn), who expired on Monday after a long and painful illness of cancer. Besides her husband three sisters survive – Mary, Margaret and Frances Wynn of Rochester. Deceased was about 45 years old, and leaves a large circle of friends. The funeral was held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church Wednesday morning, high mass being said by the Rev. Father Lawrence. The attendance from a distance besides her sisters and husband were her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George McGlenn of Elmira, and Mrs. Judge Reeser and son and Mrs. Margaret Burns of Dushore.

(Local News) Following an illness of several months, Harry H. Aumick expired last Friday afternoon at his home in East Troy, aged 76 years. His wife survives and three sons, Benjamin, of Branchport, N. Y., and Elijrh S. and Merritt, of Troy. The funeral was held at the East Troy Baptist church at 11 Sunday morning and interment was in East Troy cemetery.

Volume XLVIII, #26, Friday, July 7, 1911

(Local News) Squire R. Rolison, a well known Canton Resident and veteran of the civil war, died July 4th at his home aged 69 years, 5 months and 9 days. He had been in failing health for a year. Deceased was a brother of H. C. and A. L. Rolison and an uncle of Charles Rolison of this boro, all of whom with members of their families attended the funeral on Thursday.

(Local News) Mrs. Rhoda C. Hallowell, wife of the Rev. C. T. Hallowell, formerly pastor of the Troy Baptist church, died June 30th at the home of her daughter in Northfield, Minn., from cerebral apoplexy. Mrs. Hallowell was born near Scranton, Pa., March 11, 1849, and her marriage to Mr. Hallowell was solemnized October 2, 1873. Interment was in Northfield. Towanda papers are asked to copy.

(Local News) Lert Ballard of Jersey Shore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ballard of Leona, died this (Friday) morning in a Williamsport hospital. He was injured by jumping out of a wagon. The immediate cause of his death is understood to have been gangrene. Deceased was 30 years old. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Gladys Grace, and a daughter 18 months old. The remains will be brought to Troy this afternoon and taken to Leona for the funeral and burial.

(Local News) William N. Eastabrook, well known in Troy and a boyhood resident of this boro, died suddenly last Friday at his office in Elmira, aged 64 years. Mr. Eastabrook’s mother was Lucy J. Newbery, a sister of the late George Newbery of Troy, and he has numerous relatives here. He began his business life at 17 as a telegraph operator, rose to be train dispatcher on the Northern Central railroad, President and General Manager of the New York and Pennsylvania Telephone Co. from 1882 to 1900, one of the organizers and an officer of the Chemung Valley Loan Association, the Elmira Co-operative Savings and Loan, Secretary and Treasurer of the board of managers of the Elmira Reformatory, President of the Century Club, Treasurer of the Elmira Academy of Science, official member of Park Church, etc. His wife survives. Possibly no citizen of Elmira was more universally esteemed, and justly so. The funeral was held on Monday at the home.

Native of Columbia Dies in Hospital

D. Smith Lilley, of Mansfield, aged 62 years, died at the Blossburg Cottage State Hospital, June 22, 1911, at 4 p.m., following a painful illness of several years. He was a son of Dummer and Nancy Smith Lilley and was born Nov. 22, 1848, in Columbia Township, this county. April 17, 1870 he married Antoinette Ayres, who survives him with three sons, Edgar W., of Hampshire, Ill., Leon W. and Carl W. of Dundee, N. Y. Three sisters also survive, Florence and LeFrance Lilley, of Altus, Pa., and Mrs. Richmond Sweet, of Williamsport.

Mr. Lilley lived on the farm where he was born until 1893, when he moved to Mansfield. He was a good christian, a kind and indulgent husband and father, a good citizen, respected by all who knew him and his death is mourned by a host of friends.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the house, the Rev. DeWitt Stanley officiating. Burial services in Prospect cemetery were conducted by the Micca Hatke Tribe. No. 324 I.O.R.M. of which order Mr. Lilley was a member.

Volume XLVIII, #27, Friday, July 14, 1911

(Local News) J. L. Pitt of Gillett died suddenly while attending a family gathering at Dunnings on Sunday, aged 76 years. It was a recurrence of a heart trouble which had long troubled him. Deceased was widely known and respected. His wife survives, two sons and a daughter – Daniel, of Syracuse; John of Corning, and Mrs. Grace Rice of Elmira. The funeral at the home on Tuesday was largely attended.

Volume XLVIII, #28, Friday, July 21, 1911

Milan Hewitt

Milan Hewitt was born in Smithfield, Pa., July 7, 1869, and died at his home in Sylvania in the earl hours of Wednesday morning, July 5th, after a number of weeks of severe suffering, age 42. He leaves a wife and two children, the elder of whom is a lad of nine, and the younger a little lad slightly over a year old.

Since young manhood Mr. Hewitt was identified with the life of Sylvania, but much of his work was done outside of the village. He owned a traction engine and portable saw-mill, and so worked where there was a call for his service. He was a good workman and well liked by his associates.

He was a home-keeping man, and nowhere was so happy as in his own home with his family around him. He was quiet and gentle and with strangers perhaps a little reserved, but he was genial and sunny and always had a smile and pleasant word for everybody. It did one good to see him smile.

Being absent through the week he did not share in the activities of the week as much as some, but he was always willing to do his share. He will be greatly missed from the community where he spent so many years.

The funeral was held from the home on Friday afternoon, July 7th, and was conducted by the village pastor, Rev. A. G. Cameron. There was a large attendance and the floral offerings were many and beautiful. The burial was in the family lot in the Sylvania cemetery.

(Coryland) The remains of Mrs. John Roy of Elmira, were brought here for burial last Sabbath.

In Memory of Mrs. Patience J. F. McClelland

Patience Jane Franklin McClelland, one of the oldest, most widely known and highly esteemed residents of this vicinity, departed this life on Friday, July 14th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Bohlayer, aged 90 years, two months and six days. Mrs. McClelland was born in Caldwell, N. J., and was the daughter of the Rev. William and Elizabeth Dobbins Franklin. Her father was a Presbyterian minister. He removed to Smithfield, Pa., and was pastor of the church there from 1829 until his death in 1834.

She was married to John McClelland in October, 1845, and resided on a farm situated on the road from Troy to Columbia X Roads, until her husband’s demise, residing since with her daughter, Mrs. Bohlayer. To her were born four daughters, two of whom died in youth, and the surviving ones are Mrs. Bohlayer and Miss Mary Elizabeth; also seven grandchildren survive.

She was the oldest member of the Presbyterian church in Troy, and although owing to the feebleness of advanced years, being unable to attend the services, yet was her presence felt by her contribution in the form of beautiful words of faith and well selected passages of scripture which it was her pleasure to send to each roll call.

Truly her life was a remarkable one. Nearing the century mark she could look back over a long and useful life, one full of generous deeds and good works. With a fearless courage, she surmounted every difficulty and all the trials and vicissitudes incidents to a devoted christian life, and it might well be said of her :Surely a mighty one has fallen in Israel." Her genial presence and wise counsel will be missed in the home which she has long adorned, but our loss is her gain for she like Paul of old could truly say, "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith," and who is there can doubt but she has earned the crown and received the welcome plaudit "Well done good and faithful servant."

The funeral was conducted from her late home on Monday afternoon when a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. In the absence of her pastor who is on his vacation, the services were conducted by her former pastor, the Rev. G. P. Sewall of Aurora, N. Y., who spoke impressively of her devout christian character, choosing for his text the appropriate words, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."

The casket was covered with beautiful flowers placed in loving rememberance by hands that had ministered to her so tenderly in life. At the conclusion of the services the body was borne to the family plot in the cemetery at Columbia Cross Roads, her four grandsons acting as bearers.

Volume XLVIII, #29, Friday, July 28, 1911

Congressman Kipp Dies Suddenly

George W. Kipp, Congressman from this district, is dead. He passed away on a boat on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, presumably on Tuesday. U. M. Fell of Towanda, who was with him, telegraphed by wireless, the message, was relayed over Western Union lines to Mr. Kipp’s son-in-law, George G. Johnson, of Towanda, who received it Tuesday night. No particulars were given. Mr. Kipp was in his usual health when he left home July 12th. It is the belief of Mr. Johnson that death was due to acute indigestion. Mr. Fell is doubtless on his way home with the body, and will arrive Sunday or Monday next. Mr. Kipp leaves two daughters, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Hawes of Windber, PA.

Deceased was born in Pike County, PA., March 28th, 1847. He left school at 16 and joined his father in the lumber business, which he followed with marked success in Pike and Wayne counties for 355 years. He was a Democratic leader in the latter county and served a term in the early 80’s as County Commissioner. He moved to Towanda and in 1904 was defeated for Senator from this district. In 1906 he defeated Mial E. Lilley for Congress; himself met defeat by C. C. Pratt in 1908, and in turn he defeated Col. Pratt last fall as the Keystone-Democratic candidate.

At the time of his death he was President of the First National Bank of Towanda and had other interests, being rated a millionaire.

His wife, who died last year, was Martha A. Kizer, whom he married in 1872.

A Congressional successor to Mr. Kipp will probably be chosen this fall, as there is still time for candidates to announce themselves to be voted on at the primaries, Sept. 30th.

Platt Coonley, know here as the husband of Miss Kate Adams, formerly of Troy, died Tuesday morning at the family home in Coxsackie, N. Y. Mr. Coonley served the people of Greene County one term as sheriff. He was a banker and interested in a line of boats on the Hudson river between Coxsackie and New York. He was 82 years old. The funeral was held yesterday at the home.

Volume XLVIII, #30, Friday, August 4, 1911

Hiram Lewis Rockwell

Hiram Lewis Rockwell died at his residence in Troy on Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks. A complication of diseases together with the weakness of years caused his death.

The Subject of this sketch, born in Troy township, Dec. 13, 1831 was the son of Luther and Joanna (Marvin) Rockwell. There were nine sons and one daughter and, with the death of Mr. Rockwell, the original family is extinct, for the others having all passed away: Elvira (Mrs. Clinton Herrick), Marvin, Bingham, Martin, Delos, Azor, Calvin and Orlando. The entire family spent their lives in the neighborhood of Troy.

Mr. Rockwell was twice married: first ot Juliette McKean and later to Mary J. McKean. He was a farmer and about thirty years ago he retired to this village. He was a charter member of the Troy Grange, No. 182, and was also one of the oldest members of the Methodist church. He is survived by a widow, a daughter, Mrs. M. R. Bennett of Brooklyn, N. Y., and one grandson. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m., in charge of the Rev. H. B. Allen, the pastor. Burial at Oak Hill.

Mr. Rockwell was a kind, loving father, a sterling citizen and a good friend. His pleasant face and cheerful voice will be greatly missed.

(Granville Center News) Mrs. Emma Taylor (Fuller), whose long illness has been noted in these columns, died Monday evening at her home near here, aged 78 years. Mrs. Fuller was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., and with her husband, the late Orrin N. Fuller, came to this locality in 1858. They remained here three years, when Mr. fuller’s health failed and they sold their farm and returned to Cayuga county. Mr. Fuller regaining his health, they returned to this locality in 1863, and have resided here continuously since. The deceased was a woman of strong character and individuality, energetic, and one who, upon the death of her husband over thirty-two years ago, did not hesitate to shoulder debt and responsibility and made a good in a large and successful way. She was one who, though not mixing largely in social matters, valued her friendships exceedingly. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Putnam, with whom she resided and other and more distant relatives in New York State. Funeral services will be held from the home at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, and interment will be made in Granville Center cemetery.

Isaac Sisson Aspinwall

The subject of this notice was born Sept. 20, 1829 in Ledyard, Tioga county, N.Y. Married to Susan C. Haven of Columbia Township, Bradford county, Pa., June 7, 1855, who died Aug. 9, 1903. Since the death of Mrs. Aspinwall, Mr. Aspinwall had lived in the family of James Wells of Columbia, whose kindness and devotion brightened the months of suffering that he was called upon to endure. On the morning of July 4th he quietly fell "asleep in Jesus."

He was for many years a faithful member of the Baptist Church, also of the I.O.O.F.

The funeral was held on the 6th from the home of Mr. Wells and was conducted by the Rev. S. Barrett.

(Leona News) The death of Carrie Louise, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Mattocks, occurred on Saturday, July 29th. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Hazleton. Pall bearers were: Misses Loretta Bailey, Kathryn Ballard, Madge Leonard and Mildred Baxter. Interment in Grove Hill cemetery.

(Local News) Otis C. Bixby, an old resident of Troy and vicinity, expired Sunday morning at his home in Mackney street, following a long period of decline. An only son survives, Porter Bixby, with whom he mad his home. The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at the home, the Rev. Calvin officiating. Interment was in the Sylvania cemetery.

(Local News) Following a lingering illness the last four years of which she was helpless from paralysis, Mrs. Mattie L. Andrus died on last Saturday at midnight at her home in John street, this boro, aged 66 years. Decedent was a native of Millport. She came to Troy four years ago from Williamsport with her sister, Mrs. Mathilda White, who survives her. The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon, the Rev. Morse officiating. Interment was in Watkins, N.Y. on Tuesday.

Volume XLVIII, #31, Friday, August 11, 1911

(Local News) Mrs. Samuel Jewell expired last Sunday evening at 6 o’clock at her home in Canton, following a long and painful illness, particularly in its latter stages, from Bright’s disease. Mrs. Jewell was Miss Anna Ingham. She was 50 years old and a woman of many accomplishments and lovable traits of character. She leaves beside her husband, who was formerly of Troy, one daughter, Miss Lorene Jewell. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday. The floral offering of mourning friends were particularly numerous and beautiful Interment was in Canton.

(Local News) Miss Jane Eaton, well known here, died last Friday afternoon at the home of her brother, A. Eaton, in Leona, from Bright’s disease. Miss Eaton was 67. The greater part of her life was spent in nursing the sick and injured, at which she was very proficient and conscientious. Two other brothers survive and a sister. The funeral was held at her late home and was largely attended. Interment was in the Leona cemetery.

Volume XLVIII, #32, Friday, August 18, 1911

The Mountain Lake Soldiers; and Sailors’ Reunion

William Penn Lane, the Chaplain, who departed this life on the 29th day of September, 1910 was one of the organizers and strong supporters of this Mountain Lake Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Association.

Volume XLVIII, #34, Friday, September 1, 1911

(Local News) Mrs. H. M. Colkins, a long time, highly esteemed resident of Mainesburg, expired last Friday at her home, aged 70 years. Of her three sons, one survives, Benjamin, of Butte, Montana. Decedent was a sister of the late Hon. B. B. Mitchell.

Volume XLVIII, #35, Friday, September 8, 1911

Sudden Death Shock to Many.

Mrs. Henrietta Pomeroy McKnight died suddenly at Dr. Craigen’s private hospital in New York, at 2:30 o’clock Thursday morning. Mrs. McKnight, was about 35 years old. Her marriage to Frank H. McKnight secretary of the chain of New York banks including Morgan & Co., which financed the Chinese loan, last Sept. 29th was a social event of much importance. She was a daughter of the late George B. and Henrietta P. Davison. In infancy, at the death of her mother, she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Pomeroy, to whom and her husband her death is a particularly crushing blow. She was a sister of Henry P. Davison and Miss Mary Davison of New York.

The body will arrive in Troy by special train early Friday morning, accompanied by eighteen relatives and friends from New York. The funeral will be held at the N. M. Pomeroy home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

(Stanton Hollow News) Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Campbell of Burlington, mourn the loss of their little son who died September 1st. The baby was born the 19th of June and has been ill most of the time since birth. All that willing hands and loving hearts could do was done for the little sufferer but to no avail. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the home by the Rev. Hess of Burlington. The little casket was completely covered with flowers and was tenderly laid to rest in the Luthers mills cemetery. A father, mother and one sister survive.

(Stanton Hollow News) Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stanton was called to Burlington last week by the serious illness and death of their little grandson, James P. Campbell.

(Granville Center News) Word was received during Monday night of the death that evening at a hospital in Rochester, N. Y. of Oliver Booth, who, until his remove from this place to Rochester six weeks ago was a resident of our village. Mr. Booth had been in rather poor health for some time, but had been able to be about and do a fair amount of work. During the parade at the recent G. A. R. Encampment in Rochester Mr. Booth joined his comrades in the march, but was soon compelled to retire from the line because of illness which soon became acute, and which in the course of two or three days necessitated his removal to a hospital for an operation which resulted in death as noted above. The deceased was well known here and in this vicinity, and had many friends who are grieved to hear of his death. He is survived by a wife, a daughter, Mrs. Louis Vosburg of Rochester, to whom he and Mrs. Booth had recently gone to make their home, and two sisters, Mrs. P. R. Warren of this village, and Mrs. Julia Wood, of Elmira, N. Y. The remains were brought here for burial the funeral party coming on train 12 Thursday forenoon, and funeral services were held from the church at two o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Volume XLVIII, #36, Friday, September 15, 1911

(Leroy News) Miss May Minard, who formerly lived here, died Saturday in the Danville Asylum at the age of 34 years. The remains were brought to this place Monday afternoon where burial took place Tuesday morning in Leroy Cemetery. She leaves a mother living in Elmira, also a sister and brother.

(Leroy News) Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker, who lived between this place and Windfall, committed suicide by hanging early Sunday morning. Deceased has been deranged for several years, but no one thought of her doing such a terrible deed. Her husband had missed her for some time and on opening the stair door for something discovered her hanging in the stair way. She is survived by a husband, three daughters and four sons. The funeral will be held Wednesday in Windfall M. E. Church with burial Windfall cemetery.

(Local News) Mrs. Emmett Baker expired Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at her home in Centre street, aged 71 years. Mrs. Baker’s maiden name was Fannie Winnie, and she was a native of Amsterdam, N. Y. Her married life was spent in Rutland, Tioga county, and in Troy township until the death of her husband eight years ago when she moved to this boro. Her only son died some years since. Of nine sisters and brothers, two sisters only survive, residents of Amsterdam. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral was held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the home, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Volume XLVIII, #37, Friday, September 22, 1911

Mrs. Harriett Pratt

Mrs. Harriett Pratt died at her home in West Burlington township August 31, 1911 aged ninety-seven years, five months and seven days. She was ill only a few days, always having had remarkably good health. Mrs. Pratt was borne in New York state and in 183(blank) was married to Horace Pratt, Sr. and came to live on the farm where she has ever resided. She leaves four sons, Daniel, of Granville, Brazilla, of West Burlington, Wilson, of Oklahoma, and Corodon, who lives on the home farm, and one daughter Lucina, at home who had tenderly cared for her mother in her advancing years, also several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Pratt had retained all her faculties in a most unusual manner. She was a home loving woman, a loving mother and much respected by all. Funeral services were held at the house Saturday, September 2, at 2 p.m. Rev. Martin of Alba preached on the certainty and blessings of heaven to those who love God. Interment in Vroman Hill cemetery.

Oliver E. Boothe, Former Troy Business Man

Oliver E. Boothe was a son of Erastus and Olive (Maynard) Boothe and was born April 106th, 1840, in Sullivan, Tioga county, Pa. He died in Rochester, N.Y., on September 4th, 1911, and his remains were brought to Granville Center for funeral service and interment, services being held on Thursday afternoon, September 7th, at the Church of Christ of which the deceased was a faithful member, and were conducted by Rev. C. C. Crawford, of Rochester, assisted by Rev. J. C. Brayan, pastor of the church at Granville Center. Comrade Boothe was a veteran of the civil war, having served his country as a private in Co. F, First Regiment, N.Y. Heavy Artillery, and was a member of Saxton Post, No. 65, Dept. of Pennsylvania, G.A.R. In the escort of veterans that followed the remains to the place of burial in Granville Center cemetery were three members of his old company from New York state, Messrs. R. H. Evans, of Elmira; Henry W. Scott, of Sterling Station; and G. L. Wilcox, of Waverly, who were guests of Comrade Boothe during the recent G.A.R. encampment at Rochester, and were with him when illness made it necessary for him to drop from the ranks of the parade in which he was participating. The deceased was for many years a resident of Troy, being engaged in the draying business, and later a member of the grocery firm of Wooster & Boothe. From Troy he removed to Elmira, where he resided for a few years and from where he removed to Granville Center six years ago. He had recently disposed of his property in the latter place and had removed to Rochester to reside with his daughter. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, Widras (Johnson) Boothe, one daughter, Mrs. Louis Vosburg, of Rochester, N.Y., and two sisters, Mrs. P. r. Warren, of Granville Center, and Mrs. Julia Wood of Elmira, N.Y. He was a man of sterling integrity and splendid character, and his going is sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends.

(East Troy News) Mrs. Julia LaMont, wife of James LaMont, died very suddenly of apoplexy, last Saturday evening. Her death was a great shock to her family and friends. Mrs. LaMont was forty years old and a daughter of J. A. Calkins. She had always resided here. She was a devoted wife and mother and was an active member of the Free Baptist church. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was very largely attended at 2 Monday afternoon at the church and the remains were laid at rest in the Hilton cemetery.

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(Granville Center New) Roland Baxter died last Friday at the Blossburg hospital from an illness caused by exceedingly hot weather of last July, during which time he received a prostration approximating sunstroke. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Baxter, and is survived by his parents, his wife, Millie (VanBuskirk) Baxter, and two small children; and by two sisters, Myrtle and Bessie Baxter, and two brothers, Harley and Claude Baxter, as well. The deceased was well known here where he had spent his boyhood years, and was generally liked by all. For a few years past, with his family, he had resided on Armenia mountain. Stricken in the prime of life, his death is a heavy blow to his family and friends, and the sympathy of all in the community goes to those who are thus bereaved. Funeral of the deceased was held at the parental home near here at 1 p.m. Sunday, Rev. J. C. Bryan officiating, and burial was made in Granville Center cemetery.

(Leroy News) The funeral of Mr. Joseph Bailey was largely attended at the home last Monday afternoon. His sudden death early Friday morning caused a shock to the community. Mr. Bailey was 65 years of age and has always lived near LeRoy. His wife survives and two sons, Maynard and Boyd, and one daughter, Mrs. Will McCraney. Burial was in East Canton cemetery, in charge of members of Canton Lodge, P.O.S. of A.

Volume XLVIII, Friday, October 6, 1911

Granville Boy Dies in Utica, N. Y.

Milan E. Drake, a native of Granville, died recently at his home in Utica, N. Y., aged 45 years, from a stroke of paralysis which prostrated home two weeks before while at his work as chief clerk in the D. L., and W. Freight house in that city, and which blotted out consciousness from the first. He had also suffered from Bright’s disease. Mr. Drake attended the Meadville Military College, Mansfield Normal School and a Rochester business college. He was employed by Armour & Co., and the D. L., and W. Railway in Elmira until eleven years ago when he moved to Utica. He enjoyed the confidence and respect of his fellow employes and of the community at large, was a member of the M. E. Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Royal Arcanum. His mother survives, Mrs. Annis V. Drake, of Utica, and one brother, E. G. Drake, of Brooklyn.

(Wells News) The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. M. E. Seafuse of Elmira, in this vicinity, extend to them their sympathy in the death of their eldest daughter, Ruth, who died on Saturday, Sept. 23d, after several weeks’ illness of typhoid fever combined with spinal meningitis, in the fourteenth year of her age. Deceased was a very bright, lovable girl with many friends. Besides her parents, one sister, Hazel, and one brother, Merton, jr., are left to mourn her.

(Granville Center News) Ralph, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Baxter, died at the home of Roy Dockstader, at Elmira Heights, on Wednesday, September 27th. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of the little one’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Baxter, near here, and burial was made in Granville Center cemetery. The family, which has lived in South Dakota for nearly two years, was returning to this place and the child was taken ill en route. Reaching Elmira, medical assistance was secured, and it was thought best not to try to come farther with it, but to take it to the home of Mr. Dockstader, a relative, where it died several days later. The home coming of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter is a sad one, for they have suffered the loss of a brother and a son within the past few days, and the heartfelt sympathy of the community goes to them.

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(Wetona News) Mrs. Sophia Grace Bailey died October 7, aged 83 years. She is survived by one son, Richmond, two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Drake of Troy, and Mrs. C. W. Dickinson, who lives in the west, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the house on Monday conducted by the Rev. B. G. Sanford and burial was made in the Wetona cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Jones Rathbun

Mrs. Mary Jones Rathbun, whose death occurred on the evening of October 5th, was born October 25, 1857. She was the daughter of Monroe and Lydia Allen Jones and was a life-long resident of East Troy. Early in life she became a very successful teacher. She was married August 30, 1879, to Reuben Rathbun. The them were born fives sons, Floyd A. of this place; John r. of Williamsport, and Wayne, Kendirck and George, at home. She was also a devoted mother to Mr. Rathbun’s son, Delos of Waverly, and to his daughter, Blanche, now residing in Florida. She leaves also, besides her husband, two brothers and two sisters. She was ever mindful of the needs of those about her. She was a member of the M. E. Church, and though unable to be as active as she would have liked, her Christian character was one to be exemplified. She had been a dreadful sufferer of Bright’s disease for the last four years and death came to her as a blessed relief. Her funeral was held at the M. E. church on Sunday, October 8, and was largely attended. The Rev. Hess, her former pastor, officiated, preaching a very impressive sermon from Rev. 21:4. The floral offerings were beautiful and in harmony with the snow-white bed in which she was laid to rest.

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Mrs. Sophia Grace Bailey

Mrs. Sophia Grace Bailey died Oct. 7, 1911. She was the widow of the late Daniel R. Bailey whom she survived thirty years. She is survived by two brothers, A. M. Grace of Lowman, Clark Grace of Wetona, and one sister, Mrs. Charity Shaylor of Springfield. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Richmond Bailey of Wetona, two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Dickinson of Hays, Kansas, and Mrs. L. P. Drake of Troy. Her grandchildren are Mrs. Walter Young of Wetona, Mrs. J. C. Blackwell of Troy, Mrs. Harry L. Kent of Manhattan, Kan., Mrs. H. J. Fanning of Tunkhannock, D. R. Bailey of Wetona, and Miss Sophia Dickinson of Hays, Kan.

She was a member of the M. E. Church in Wetona which she joined early in life. Of deeply religious sentiments, she lived an unassuming, consistent, exemplary christian life. Having been born in the same neighborhood she lived her whole life and died in the pleasant valley of Wetona, a much esteemed neighbor and a dearly loved mother.

Esteemed Granville Lady Expires Suddenly

On Thursday last, October 12, 1911, a death occurred which cast a gloom over all this section in the passing from earth of Mrs. Matie H. Larcom, who had been in poor health and a great sufferer for several years, but so patiently had she borne it all that no one realized it but her own family. She had only been confined to her bed for the last five days with inflammation of the liver. At last acute dilation of the heart set in and she only lived a few hours. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fairbank of Monroeton, and was born on August 2d, 1873. She was married to Emory J. Lrcom on November 26, 1895. To them were born two daughters, Hilda and Myrtle. Besides the immediate family, who mourn the loss of a dear wife and a loving mother, are the following brothers and sisters. Charles Fairbank of Shortsville, N.Y.; Will and Gray Fairbank and Mrs. Etta Simpson of West Franklin, and Mrs. Bessie House of Geneva, N.Y. A host of friends and neighbors also mourn her loss. In her youth, at the age of eighteen, she united with the M. E. church at West Franklin. She lived a conscientious Christian live. The past summer, with her two daughters, she was baptized and united with her husband with the Baptist church at this place. Her funeral was held on Saturday at 1 o’clock at the home and 2 o’clock at the church, conducted by Rev. W. S. Martin. Interment was in Granville Center cemetery.

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(Local News) Mrs. Julia Costello whose serious illness was noted last week, expired Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock at her home in Canton street, aged 79 years. Death was due to old age. She had been a resident of troy many years and enjoyed the respect of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral was held at the home of her only surviving son, Officer Fred Costello, at 9 and at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church at 10 yesterday morning, the Rev. Father Shields officiating. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

Death of Nelson Isaac Tears

At 7 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 1911 in Sullivan Township, Nelson Tears, one of Sullivan’s most highly respected citizens, passed to his reward in the seventy-fourth year of his age. Death was due to Bright’s disease. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Mainesburg cemetery by the side of his wife who passed away two years ago in April last. Nelson Tears was the only son of Zophar A. and Lorinda tears, who came to Sullivan Township in an early day and settled on the farm where he was born and lived until his death.

He was honest in his dealings, kind hearted, a faithful father and husband, a good citizen.

A man of good council, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. He had served many township offices, discharging the duties of same with credit to himself. He was married to Miss Olive Updyke on August 19, 1867, who was a true helpmate. His last illness was severe, yet it was all born with Christian fortitude, his greatest anxiety being for the welfare of his loved ones administering to him. He talked calmly of the future, arranged all of his earthly affairs and attended to the details of his funeral, seeing the text for his sermon and the bearers, et. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters and three sons, Florence, wife of E. M. Shaw, of Sullivan; Addie, wife of Ray Card, of Columbia Cross Roads; Bert and Herman C. of Rutland, and Oscar W., at home; a number of grandchildren and other relatives are thus bereaved. He was well acquainted with the Scripture and had stored away in memory many precious passages. In his last days these were a great comfort to him, and how anxious he was that all should study the Bible.

(Local News) Mrs. Hannah McKean for years a resident of the Porter road, later of this boro, died last Monday at her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Leo C. Tyler at Cortland, N. Y., aged 83 years, 7 months and 6 days. Mrs. McKean’s only child, Mrs. C. F. Thompson, died after she went to live with her some months ago. Deceased was the widow of Charles McKean and she had a wide circle of friends. The remains were brought to Troy on the midnight train Tuesday and funeral services were held at her former home in Elmira street at 10 Wednesday morning, the Rev. Morse officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.

(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Frances Vineski returned Monday morning on the early train from Chicago with the remains of the latter’s only sister, Miss Margaret Mathulevis who expired on Thursday last, following an operation for peritonitis. The decedent was about 36 years old and had visited here. The funeral was held at St. John’s church at 9:30 Sunday morning and interment was in the Roman Catholic cemetery. Their mother also survives, Mrs. Priscilla Mathulevis.

Volume XLVIII, #43, Friday, November 3, 1911

Old Resident Passes to Her Reward

Mrs. Sarah Williams Kerrick, a native of East Troy, whose entire life had been spent in this boro and vicinity, expired Wednesday afternoon at her home in Centre street, aged 75 years and 3 months. She had been in failing health and a great sufferer since last April. Mrs. Kerrick was a member and actively interested in the work of the M. E. Church, the Missionary Society of that denomination and the W.C.T.U. She was married fifty-three years ago last New year’s day to Nelson Kerrick, who survives her. She leaves also three sons and a daughter: Mrs. A. D. Gritman of Philadelphia, Clarence Kerrick of Trenton, N. J., Dr. C. S. Kerrick of Auburn, N.Y., and Dr. Stanley E. Kerrick of Minneapolis, Minn. Of her brothers and sisters there are living Mrs. John Lang of Corning: Alfred Williams of Toronto, Canada: Mrs. Jane Mitchell of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. Harriet Mitchell of Lincolnville, Pa. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 Saturday afternoon, her pastor, the Rev. Baldwin, officiating.

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(Wetona News) John N. Reeser, aged 68 years died at the home of his son, Archie, in Rochester, Oct. 31st, after a long illness. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Florence Burdick, of Rochester, two sons, M. W. and Archie, living in Wetona, four granddaughters and three grandsons. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at his late home, burial in Wetona cemetery. The I.O.O.F. of Springfield, of which he was a member, was well represented at the funeral and had charge of the burial. The floral offerings were very beautiful.

(Coryland News) Mr. Henry Retan, a life long resident, died at the home of his son, Alonzo Retan, on Baptist Hill, Friday morning, after a long illness. He was 81 years of age and is survived by his wife, a son Alonzo and a daughter, Mrs. George Knapp of this place. The funeral services were held in the Baptist Church Sunday, the Rev. S. G. Berrett, pastor, officiating, Rexford Soper of Sylvania was funeral director.

(Local News) P. J. Ronan, the Canton merchant, whose prostration by paralysis was reported last week, expired at 1 o’clock Monday morning at his home. He was 55 years old, and leaves a wife, three brothers – John, Thomas and Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. William Butler of Tamaqua, and Mrs. Geo. O’Donnell of Canton. He was a man of character and prominence in the community and will be greatly missed.

The solemn high mass at the funeral of P. J. Ronan in Canton at 10 yesterday morning.

Volume XLVIII, #45, Friday, November 17, 1911

Ridgebury Has Homicide Case

In Ridgebury township last Thursday evening, Robert Burnham and James Howe, 22 and 24 years old, quarreled and fought in the road over a sluiceway, as a result of which Burnham is dead and Howe is in jail charged with murder in the first degree.

Burnham was not thought to be seriously injured until a few hours before his death Monday evening.

There were no witnesses to the fight. Burnham’s version was that Howe struck him on the head with a hoe after being allowed to get up under a promise to behave himself.

Howe on the other hand, in self defense, claims that Burnham had him down, and as he rolled him off his head struck the fatal hoe, a corner or point of which reached Burnham’s brain near the temple causing his death.

(Coryland News) Jerome Morris died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Snedekerville where he had resided many years. He was 75years old. His wife survives and two sons, George and john of Snedekers; funeral Thursday afternoon.

(Local News) Lester Hoose a well known and respected resident of East Troy, died yesterday morning at his home from pneumonia following a week’s illness. He was about 45 years old and came to make his home at East Troy about 15 years ago. His wife survives, three sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church at 2 Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Orpha M. Grant

Mrs. Orpha M. Grant, whose death on Thursday evening was briefly noted last week, was a daughter of Elijah Hale Dewey and Sarah Treadwell Halstead. She was born in Monticello, N.Y., Jan. 5, 1849. In Mrs. Grant’s childhood the family moved to Elmira, and thence in 1856 to Troy, where she grew to womanhood, and was married June 29, 1870, to John H. Grant, the well known jeweler and political leader, who preceded her to the life beyond about two years ago, Mrs. Grant was a devoted wife and mother. She has been for many years a communicant and regular attendant of St. Paul’s Episcopal church. The surviving members of her family are William H. Grant of Seattle, Was., Albert H. of New York, Edwin H., Nellie L. and Edith H. Grant, Master Robert Grant of Troy, is a grandson. While long in poor health from pernicious anemia, Mrs. grant was confined to her bed only two days.

The funeral was held at St. Paul’s Church at 2:30 Monday afternoon, the Rev. Charles McKnight, a former rector, and the Rev. Dean, officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery.

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Lester H. Hoose

Lester H. Hoose, a highly respected citizen of East Troy for 21 years, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, Nov. 16, 1911, at nine o’clock, of pneumonia.

He was 48 years old, having been born in Athens township., December 7th, 1862. He was the son of William H. and Mary Ann Hoose.

He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, two daughters, three sons and one grandson: Mrs. Ida M. Spencer of Leroy; Mrs. Clara L. Morse of East Troy; Elvin, DeLace and Richard at home and Robert M., son of the older daughter. The funeral was held on Nov. 19th at one, at the house and two, at the Baptist church by Rev. Walter Skillett of Roseville, Pa. The remains were laid to rest in the East Troy cemetery.

(Local News) Orrin Brown, who is said to have Bradford county’s oldest citizen, passed to his reward Nov. 12th, in Canton, at the ripe age of 99 years, 8 months and 1 day.

Volume XLVIII, #47, Friday, December 1, 1911

Cashier Adelbert E. Backer Dead

Adelbert E. Backer, Cashier of the first National Bank and Trustee of the National Mutual Relief Association, expired from a pistol shot in the right temple at his own hands, in his room in the Hotel Rathbun in Elmira, last Friday night or Saturday morning. His accounts in both institutions were correct, and there was no reason for the act beyond that expressed in a note in a firm hand, which he left on the dresser.

Mr. Backer went to Elmira on the 9 o’clock train Friday evening with H. K. Mitchell and Dr. M. B. Ballard. They were surprised when he joined them at the depot. To their remark upon his having no hand bag, he replied that he could get along all right one night without a night shirt. They passed the evening together, chatted with acquaintances, ate a light lunch and went together to their rooms, Messrs. Ballard and Mitchell on the third floor, Mr. Backer on the second floor. He bade his friends "good night" as he stepped from the elevator. He had expressed a desire for a room alone. This was the last seen of him alive.

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Adelbert E. Backer was born in Roseville, Tioga county, 46 years ago, the son of Horace M. and Samantha Taber Backer. In his youth his parents moved to Mansfield. About 22 years ago he succeeded to his father’s grocery and crockery business. There, as here, he enjoyed the fullest measure of esteem and confidence. He was a trustee of the successful Building and Loan Association and of the Normal School. He came to Troy in 1895 as cashier of the First National Bank, then located in the court house, which later, in part through his efforts, was consolidated with the Pomeroy bank, into the first National bank of today. His cashiership continued through the years with a faithfulness and integrity, that was the pride and admiration of the ever widening circle of friends. His connection with the National Mutual Relief Association dated from the inception when like insurance associations were springing up all over the country. As elsewhere, he was faithful to every trust in the administration of its affairs. He did not foresee the death blow which later came to the five-year companies everywhere, but still faithful to his trust, he was doing the best he could for the policy-holders when he went down under the strain of unjust criticism, brokenhearted but not dishonored.


He was a member, also of the Boro Council, of the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and of the Library Committee, and Treasurer of the Boro Water Fund and of the Church.

The surviving members of his immediate family are his wife, Anna Kendal Backer, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kendall, on one daughter, Sally, aged 10. He was nephew of Capt. Elmer R. Backer, the founder of the Merchants’ National Bank of Elmira. An only brother of the decedent was burned to death in childhood.

The funeral was held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the house, Archdeacon F. T. Eastment, of Phillipsburg, who married Mr. and Mrs. Backer, officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Dean, Rector of St. Paul’s church. The attendance of mourning friends was very large from far and near. The floral offerings from individuals and the various organizations with which Mr. Backer was connected were numerous and very beautiful. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.


(Local News) Mrs. Mildred Van Fleet ..(paper missing).. Charles Van Fleet ….., daughter of Mrs. ….Kinyan and sister of Mrs. Harry Kelley of this boro, died at the family home in College Avenue, Elmira, at 1:15 o’clock Tuesday morning, aged 45 years. Three daughters survive. Mrs. Van Fleet was a member of the First Baptist church of Elmira and leaves a large circle of friends.

(Windfall News) Alex. Gray died at the home of his nephew, Eugene Burk, last Thursday morning. He had been in poor health a long time. He was 76 years of age. The remains were taken to Watkins Sunday morning, where they were laid at rest by the side of his wife.

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(Local News) John Wilson Darrow, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Levaly, in Pine City and whose remains were interred in the Hilton cemetery on Wednesday, was a former resident of Troy. Three sons also survive, Delos of Texas, and George A. and Frank of Elmira.

(Local News) Miles Baldwin, an uncle of Mrs. Robert Kendall and the last of his family, died Wednesday at his home in Lockwood, N.Y. Mr. Baldwin was over ninety years old, and his memory reached back to when Troy had only a very few houses and Elmira was little larger.

Alexander Murray

Alexander Murray passed away at his home in Ulster, PA., Nov. 25, 1911, and was buried the following Tuesday afternoon. Besides being a veteran of the Civil War, he was held in high respect as a citizen of the village in which he lived.

There survives, his wife, Mrs. Emma Murray; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Kennedy, of Towanda; Mrs. O. J. Van Winkle and Mrs. Frank Vandyke, both of Ulster; two sons, D. C. and Milton Murray, of Elmira, also a sister, Mrs. Fred Jenner, and two brothers, Nharles (As is) and Luman.