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Volume VLIV, #2, Thursday, January 5, 1919
(Local News) Mr. A. M. Woodworth, long an outstanding resident of Wetona, died at his home Tuesday morning from Bright’s disease. He was 75 years old and quite widely known as a breeder of pureblood cattle. His wife survives, two sons and two daughters –Mrs. W. U. Young and Arden Woodworth of Wetona, Mrs. Ray Beach of East Smithfield, and Howard Woodworth of Troy. The funeral will be at the home at 1 on Friday.
(Local News) Mrs. Floyd Baker, whose home for many years was on the Porter Road on the farm now owned by Fayette Pomeroy, died last Saturday at her home in Athens. Her husband, the late Floyd Baker, drilled test wells for oil and otherwise was prominent during their residence on the Porter road. Two sons and two daughters survive—Mrs. George Williams of Athens, Mrs. James McDonald of Plainfield, N.J., Damon Baker of Akron, Ohio, and Guy Baker of Coryland. The funeral and interment were at Athens on Wednesday.
(Local News) Dr. Daniel Fisher, who was Principal of the troy schools for the twelve years from 1884 to 1896, and had an enduring place in the affections of all Trojans who knew him, died January 2d from ptomaire poisoning at Altoona, where he went the preceding Tuesday to attend the State Teachers’ Association Convention. Dr. Fleisher was a graduate of Gettsburg college. From Troy he went to Wellsboro, and from their to Columbia, Pa. Since 1910 he had been Superintendent of Schools of Lancaster County. The death of his wife a year ago was a great blow to Dr. Fleisher. He was in his 70th year and leaves one daughter, Rebecca—Mrs. Eugene Robinson. The funeral will be held at his late home, 1937 Woods Avenue, Lancaster, on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, and the interment will be at Newport, Pa., at 2 Thursday afternoon.
(Local News) Nathaniel McHenry, brother of former Trojan Mrs. Laura McKean of Philadelphia, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at Comstock, N.Y., where he hand an official position in the Great Meadows State Reformatory. Besides Mrs. McKean he is survived by his wife and mother, Mrs. Sarah McHenry of Elmira.
Volume VLIV, #3, Thursday, January 12, 1922
(Sylvania News) Arch. Ruggles a veteran of the Civil war died at his home here on Wednesday night of last week, aged 91. The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon and the burial was in Glenwood. A fuller notice will be given in next week paper.
Mrs. Orlando Rockwell.
Mrs. Orlando Rockwell a respected life-long resident of West Burlington expired Monday morning at her home. She was a daughter of Horatio and Julia Gamage, and was 85 years old. To the infirmity of advancing years was added a few months ago the fracture of her hip by a fall. She had long been a member of the Methodist Church. One daughter and four sons survive—Mrs. Colton Dickinson, Delos, Willard and Irvine Rockwell of West Burlington, and Gamage Rockwell of Elmira. Mrs. Rockwell had 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral on Wednesday afternoon was from the home.
(Local News) The death is reported in Elmira papers of Leon C. Belknap, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Belknap of the West End Hotel, formerly of this boro. The deceased was 29, and death followed a run of pneumonia with complications.
Volume VLIV, #4, Thursday, January 19, 1922
Leland D. May Expires at Sayre Hospital.
Western Bradford sustained an irreparable loss last Wednesday evening when Leland May, the widely known Milking Shorthorn breeder of Glenside Farm, Granville Center, expired at the Robert Packer hospital. Mr. May’s health had been impaired since last spring. In July he submitted to a thorough examination at the Packer hospital and by Philadelphia and Baltimore specialists. They diagnosed cancer of the rectum for which he was treated with radium in Baltimore. He was at his home in Granville early in December when an operation became imperative. He was hurried to Sayre and there remained until the end. Everything possible was done for him, even to a transfusion of blood. Mr. May was born on what is now part of the Glenside 800 acres, 61 years ago last March 3d. He married Miss Sarah Belle Catlin August 18, 1881. Since 1887, a year after the herd was established by J. K. Innes, he had been identified with the Milking Shorthorns of Glenside. Mrs. May and Mrs. Innes are sisters. He became in time manager, part owner and sole proprietor. In 1909 he sold a half interest to Charles A. Otis of Cleveland. In 1915 this partnership was dissolved and he again came into full ownership. Quite largely through his vision and initiative, Glenside came gradually into national prominence. Minnie Clay Third and Kittie Clay Fourth were winners among the Milking Shorthorns at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1891, and Kittie Clay was second only among all breeds. He was so well known and universally respected among the breeders that they quite generally referred to him as "Daddy" May, the father of the breed in America. In 1915 he went to Europe to visit the farms and make selections from herds the blood of which he had combined with the Clay family at Glenside with so much success. He was one of the organizers and until his health failed, an officer of the Milking Shorthorn Breeders’ Association of America.
Among his neighbors, everywhere, Mr. May was held in affectionate regard. By his request the funeral at the home on Saturday afternoon and interment in Granville Center cemetery were as simple as possible. Though a Mason and an Odd Fellow, neither body took part other than as individuals. The Revs. Bryan and Martin were the officiating clergymen. The bearers were employes of Glenside.
Abram M. Woolworth.
A.M. Woodworth was born in Springfield township on April 13, 1845, and died in the same township Jan. 8, 1922. He was an only son of Ira and Mirah Woodworth, both deceased, and brother of Mrs. James Abbey, who survives. He married Miss Altheda Rice in May, 1871. They have four children, all living, namely; G. H. Woodworth of Troy, Mrs. Myra Young of Wetona, Arden Woodworth, at home in Wetona, and Mrs. Laura Beach of East Smithfield, and three grandchildren---Mildred Woodworth of Troy, Guy Woodworth of Wetona, and Paul Reeser of East Smithfield.
"Abe" was a prosperous and progressive farmer, his main bent being introducing and breeding pure blood stock, Holsteins, were his hobby, and he was first to bring them to Springfield townshi0p. He bought and bred the best; there was a scrub on his farm. He was also an extensive breeder of Registered National Delaine sheep. He was a member of the Chemung County Holstein Friesian Association and was often called to act as judge of cattle at various fairs in New York State.
Mr. Woodworth was a man of great energy and a most thorough business man, who commanded the respect and esteem of the community in which he lived. A kind husband, and indulgent father, an honest man.
(East Troy News) Allen Jones, a highly respected citizen of this place, passed away Sunday evening at 8:30 at the Blossburg hospital, where he had been the past five weeks for treatment. The body will be brought to this place and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Church.
(East Troy News) The funeral of Mrs. Tressa VanNoy, who died Sunday at Troy, where she had gone for the winter, will be held at the home of her son, Mr. F. P. VanNoy, Tuesday, afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Sears officiating. Burial in Hilton cemetery.
(Local News) William Haflett, a former resident of Granville and veteran of the civil war, died suddenly at his home in Elmira Tuesday morning. He was 76. His wife survives and two sons, Ray of New York City, and Guy of Elmira. Burial in Windfall cemetery Friday.
(Local News) Miss Eunice Peckham of Columbia Cross Roads, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Peckham, died Wednesday morning from pulmonary tuberculosis. She was a nurse and widely known and loved for her fine womanly qualities.
The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:20 at the church at Columbia Cross Roads.
Volume VLIV, #5, Thursday, January 26, 1922
Mrs. Hiram L. Rockwell.
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.
(Big Pond News) The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Buck died Saturday morning. Funeral was on Tuesday, and burial was in Big Pond cemetery.
(Columbia X Roads News) Miss Eunice Peckham daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Peckham, died at the home of her parents Tuesday evening. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the church.
(Local News) Lucinda Voorhees Harkness, widow of Samuel Harkness, of Springfield, died at her home with her daughter, Miss Anna Harkness, in Mansfield, on January 4th, following an illness which began at Thanksgiving time. Her father was one of the earliest settlers and built the first frame house in the section of Springfield which was known to the early comers as Little York. She was born there 1838. Until she went to live with her daughter,, since the death of her husband in 1910, her home had been with her son, Dr. Harry C. Harkness. The remains were brought to Springfield for interment in the family cemetery.
(Local News) The body of Mrs. Colson E. Stone a former resident, was brought to Canton for interment from Newport News, Va., on Tuesday. She was 70, and leaves two sons and three brothers.
Volume VLIV, #6, Thursday, February 2, 1922
Mrs. Delos Rockwell.
Mrs. Delos Rockwell died Tuesday morning at the home in Farmers’ Valley of her adopted son Wesley Rockwell. Eliza Smith Rockwell was born in Elmira, June 29, 1836. Her father was Francis Smith, a lawyer who latter located in Troy. She was married June 9, 1864 to Delos Rockwell, for many years a prominent attorney of Troy who died February 24, 1901. Mr. Rockwell had eight brothers, all of whom married, and she was the last of the wives to be taken. Within a month two others have passed on, Mrs. Orlando Rockwell and Mrs. Hiram Rockwell. Since the death of her husband she had made her home in Farmers' Valley with her adopted son. She is survived by a sister Miss Lucy Smith. Funeral services will be held at the Rockwell home at 2 Thursday afternoon, The Rev. Cameron of Sylvania, officiating.
(Columbia X Roads News) The body of Mr. Jesse Bullock of Elmira arrived here on the 10:40 train Monday morning. The funeral was held at the church and burial was in Gladding cemetery.
(Local News) The first case of lockjaw in this part of the country in a number of years caused the death in an Elmira hospital last Thursday of Bert Brewer of Mosherville. He was operating a corn shredder early in January when his hand was lacerated by the whirling knives. Blood poisoning followed and with it toward the last lockjaw or tetanus. He is survived by his wife, twin daughters about a year old, his mother and two brothers. The Rev. Seymour Barrett officiated at the funeral which was held on last Sunday.
(Local News) Mrs. B. M. Walter, whose life had hung in the balance for some days, expired at her home in Canton Wednesday morning. She had been an invalid, confined to her room, for more than five years. Florence A. Walter was born at West Franklin 72 years ago, the daughter of David and Phoebe Smiley. With her husband are left eight children—Mrs. F. E. Whitman and Mrs. H. L. Stem, Canton; Harry Walter and Mrs. Harry Johnson, Troy; Katherine Walter, Binghamton; John of Alba; Fred of Fort Madison, Iowa; and Thad of Elmira. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 Friday afternoon, the Rev. Sanders officiating. Interment will be in Canton.
(Local News) Jesse Bullock, son of Furman Bullock of this boro, died in Elmira last Friday, aged 57. A sufferer from diabetes for ten years, he still continued his work as an electrician for the Thatcher Manufacturing Company until last November. Since then his decline had been rapid. He was a native of Columbia township, a member of the Baptist Church and esteemed by all who knew him. His wife survives, one brother, Floyd Bullock of Columbia, and five children—Dorothy, Julia, Louise and Everett, at home, and Merle in New York City. The remains were brought on Monday to Columbia Cross Roads, where the funeral was held in the church at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Betlem of Elmira Heights Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Gladding cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #7, Thursday, February 9, 1922
Mrs. Merritt Clark.
Mrs. Merritt Clark died Monday, January 23d, at the home in Springfield, of her son, Vern Clark. Hortense Ayres Clark was born in Sussex, N.J., 74 years ago. Her father was Judge for many years. She was the last of that family. Since the death of her husband a year ago, she had made her home with her son. She is survived by one other son, Denton Clark of Elmira Heights, and four grandchildren—Elizabeth and Adrian Clark, Harry Williams and Elnora Clark. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Cameron of Sylvania. The burial was at Grover Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Ray McNeil, 33, died Thursday morning at Alba following a short illness. He leaves a wife, three children, his parents, three sisters and three brothers.
D. Allen Jones.
D. Allen Jones, who died Jan. 15th last, was a respected and valued citizen of East Troy. He was approachable and a friend to all. Born Nov. 28, 1886, at East Troy, he spent a large part of his life here. After finishing at the public school he worked for a number of years at the carpenter trade, then for about two years for the Elmira Arms Co., in Elmira, when, due to his father’s sickness and death, he came back to East Troy to help in keeping the home to Troy to help in keeping the home together. He was wholly unselfish and though more of others than of himself. Four sisters and six brothers survive—Mrs. Elisha Foster, Louisa, and Frances of East Troy, Lena of Silver Bay, N.Y.; Judson of Canton, Harold of Troy; Grant and Marion of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Willard and Robert at home.
Volume VLIV, #8, Thursday, February 16, 1922
(Sylvania News) The funeral of Edw. Hager of Williamsport was held at the home of his brother, Cola F. Hager, on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the family plot in the Sylvania cemetery. He had been ailing for some time and was taken recently to the State hospital at Danville for treatment where he died.
Mrs. J. G. Conderman.
Mrs. Alice Bloom Conderman, wife of Jay G. Conderman, died at her home in Chicago, Feb. 7th, 1922, after an illness of two years. Mrs. Conderman was operated on for goitre at the May hospital in Rochester, Minn., but a blood clot formed in her left foot. She recovered enough to drive east last summer but upon her return to Chicago, a clot formed in the other foot, resulting in her death. Burial was at Hornell on Monday, Feb. 13th. She is survived by her husband, Jay G. Conderman of Chicago, two sisters, Mrs. Wallace Wililams of East Canton; and Mrs. Nellie Owen of Grover; and two brothers, E. J. Bloom of North Cohocton, N. Y. and C. J. Bloom of Troy.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Alice Calkins passed away peacefully at her home in this place at 11:30 Monday night, after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 at the house and at 2 o’clock at the Baptist church here, Rev. Johnstone officiating.
(East Troy News) Mrs. McMurray died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Morse. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 o’clock at the house and at her home in Windfall at 2 o’clock.
(Fairview News) Mrs. Luther Beach attended the funeral of her uncle, Rev. C. M. Fanning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde Capwell at Wyalusing last Saturday afternoon. Rev. Fanning, whose home before entering the ministry was at Fairview, was the Methodist pastor at Delmar, Pa., where he died Feb. 6th of influenza, being ill one week. The firs funeral service was held at Delmar Thursday. Rev. E. J. Rosengrant, the District Superintendent, conducted the service. He leaves a wife and four children.
(Local News) G. L. Hicks, Tax Collector of Springfield township, died Monday evening at 6:30 at his home at Wetona, of acute indigestion. He was ill only a short time. He was 62 years old and is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Francis Eiffert of Big Pond, and a son, Will Hicks of Bentley Creek. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the M. E. Church in Wetona and interment will be in Wetona. Mr. Hicks was a brother of Mrs. W. W. Bailey of Burlington, and Mrs. John N. Rice of Smithfield. He had been Collector and Constable of Springfield for fifteen years.
(Local News) Edward F. Brann, 38 years old, son of the late Thomas Brann of Canton, where the deceased resided until ten years ago, died last Saturday at his home in Jamestown, following an apoplectic stroke the preceding evening. Besides his wife and one daughter, Mr. Brann leaves two brothers and five sisters: Mrs. John Hallinan, Mrs. Thomas Ronan, Miss Bridget Brann and Thomas R. Brann of Canton; Mrs. T. H. Kennedy of New York City, J. L. Brann of Towanda township and Mrs. Catherine Peters of Corning.
(Local News) David Thompson, a civil war veteran who made his home with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. May Bruce, in Canton street, died Feb. 4th, aged 83 years. He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., but came to Troy from his farm in Granville. The funeral and interment were at Windfall. He was a college man, and a lifelong student.
(Local News) Big hearted, jovial John Brown, known in Troy and throughout the county, died suddenly last Sunday at his home at Cedar Ledge, near Canton. He was 65. While not of late in robust health, his friends did not realize the end was so near. He had lately returned from a visit to a married daughter in Georgia. In his more active years he was a lumberman on quite an extensive scale. His wife survives, two daughters and two sons-—Mrs. L. G. Thomas of Canton, and Mrs. F. H. Opper of Savana, Georgia, Will D. Brown of Canton and Lieutenant John D. Brown of the U. S. Navy, now located at Quincy, Mass. Mrs. Frank J. Casada and Mrs. Louise Harris of Elmira, are sisters. The funeral was held at the home at 2 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Sanders of the Presbyterian church and the Rev. Sheriff of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in the spring.
(Local News) Another citizen of Western Bradford, prominent for many years as a school teacher and for 40 years Assessor of LeRoy township, passed out of life at the Sayre hospital last Sunday in the person of Albert Tell Lilley, as the result of a fall early in January. He was 83 and taught until a very few years ago. He was lecture of the Bradford-Sullivan county Pomona Grange for ten years and Master for a period of that organization. His wife survives and eight children.
Volume VLIV, #9, Thursday February 23, 1922
(Local News) J. R. Williams a former resident of this section, died last Friday at the home in Johnson City of his daughter, Mrs. Francis Warner. He was 69 and had been out of health for a year. Death was due to paralysis. His wife, who was Miss Nellie Beach of Troy, died five years ago. One other daughter survives, Mrs. Edith Carnegie of Canton. Funeral services were held at the Gustin undertaking parlors Tuesday afternoon, and the body was placed in the receiving vault at Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Dudley Sherman died suddenly Sunday night at her home at LeRoy. Mr. Sherman was Martha Churchill, and a dressmaker in this boro before her marriage to Mr. Sherman about twenty-five years ago. She was 68. Her Husband survives.
(Local News) Mrs. Susan Churchill of LeRoy, who with her husband, the late Lafayette Churchill, celebrated her 75th wedding anniversary five years ago, is dead at 92. She passed away Wednesday morning after a year of failing strength. Her husband was 92 when he answered the final summons three years since.
(Local News) Mrs. Alfred Dunbar, who has been in poor health for a long time, died Wednesday morning at her home at East Troy. She is survived by her husband, one son and four daughters—Bert Dunbar, Mrs. Alfred VanNoy, Mrs. Merritt Aumick, Mrs. Volney Greenough, and Mrs. Frost. The funeral will be held at the home at 1 Saturday afternoon.
(Local News) Former County Commissioner Thomas Archer of Tioga county, committed suicide by hanging last Thursday night at his home at Crooked Creek. Melancholy following a long period of poor health is ascribed as the reason.
(Local News) William T. Clarke, Superintendent of Bradford County Schools, died last Friday night at his home in Towanda. He had been out of health for a long time. He was in his 46th year. He was supervising principal of the South Waverly schools for 15 years preceding his appointment as Assistant to the late Superintendent Russell at whose death 8n 1920 he was made County Superintendent. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters and a brother and a sister. In recognition of his efficiency and fine manly character, the schools of the county were closed Monday afternoon when the funeral was held at the home in Towanda.
Volume VLIV, #10, Thursday, March 2, 1922
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Shedden of Granville Center, have returned from Fulton, N.Y., where they were called by the death of the latter’s sister, Mrs. Mary Kiblin. Mrs. Kiblin, who was formerly Mrs. Milan Putnam leaves besides her husband, two daughters, Josephine and Pearl, and one son John Edward; also her mother Mrs. G. L. Lincoln, and two sisters, Mr. R. E. Shedden of Granville, and Mrs. J. S. Wickham for Syracuse, N.Y.
(Local News) Mrs. Jane Purvis died Monday at the home in Sullivan of her son, Samuel Purvis. Another son, Orson, survives. She was 73. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday and interment was at Blossburg.
(Local News) Miss Eleanor Shannon, daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shannon of Renovo, whose health broke while she was in nurse’s training, expired on Monday from tuberculosis. She was a lovable girl of 20, and leaves a large circle of friends. She was a grand daughter of Mrs. M. Shannon of this boro. The funeral was held at Renovo on Wednesday and interment was at Williamsport.
(Granville Summit News) The five weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Allen died suddenly Tuesday morning.
(Granville Summit News) The death of Bessie, wife of Robert Haflett occurred at her home Sunday night after an illness of a little over a week. Born Sept. 17, 1885, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar VanHorn, she leaves one brother, Stanley of Wyalusing and one sister, Mrs. Henry Saxton. Also one daughter, Laura, and one son George to suffer the loss of a loving, self sacrificing mother. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Travis officiating.
(Local News) Thomas Cox of Binghamton, a nephew of Mrs. Thomas Gatens of Elmira, formerly of Troy, was drowned in the Chenango river at 11 o’clock Monday night by the overturn of a boat in which with another member of the fire department he was searching for the bodies of three women who were drowned earlier in the day when the driver of their automobile lost control and it plunged into the river. Mr. Cox leaves a wife and six children. His body was recovered.
Volume VLIV, #11, Thursday, March 9, 1922
Former Troy Woman Found Dead in Fashionable Elmira Café.
Angeline Smith, formerly of Troy was found dead in her room at the Belvidere hotel at 722 Lake Street, Elmira, at 11 o’clock Tuesday night. She was in Troy Monday and returned to Elmira according to published report about noon on Tuesday. She was a daughter of Charles Smith, one time a blacksmith here. An autopsy was ordered by the Coroner to determine the cause of death. There is a report that the deceased had $300 given her for an operation when she left Troy and that but $24 was found on her body.
Mrs. Susan McMurray.
Susan Catlin McMurray, wife of Samuel McMurray, was born in Odessa, N.Y., 77 years ago the 27th of February. When she was two years of age her parents moved to Windfall where she lived her entire life with the exception of five years in Michigan. A member of the Windfall Methodist church from girlhood she was respected and loved by neighbors and friends. Her Christian faith brightened and sweetened the many long days of her last illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Morse of East Troy. She did not complain of her suffering but thought always of others until on Feb. 13th she was mercifully relieved. She is survived by one son, George of Windfall, and two daughters, Mrs. F. J. Morse of East Troy and Mrs. Delphine Wright of Greensboro, Md. One brother, Hollister Catlin of Canton and a sister, Mrs. Janet Sexton of Mansfield, also survive.
(Local News) William Andrus, formerly of Gillett, and a brother-in-law of Bert Smith of Troy, died suddenly from pneumonia on Monday at his home at Eddystone, Pa., near Philadelphia. He leaves a number of sons and daughters. The funeral was held on Wednesday.
(Local News) Within a little over two weeks of the sudden death of his wife, Howard Taber of Elmira, was killed last Saturday when he fell between cars while switching on the Lackawanna railroad at Avoca, N. Y. He is survived by a young son and his mother, who was Harriett Joralemon of Troy. Mr. Joralemon spent Sunday before last with relatives here. He was an exemplary young man with a host of friends.
(Local News) George C. Totten, brother-in-law of Mr. M. E. Bailey of this boro, died last Friday at Canisteo, N.Y., which had always been his home. He was 64 and survived by his wife, a son and a daughter—Claude Totten of Canisteo, and Mrs. William Booth of LeRoy, N.Y., a brother the Rev. J. W. Totten of Wheeler, N.Y., and four sisters also are living. Mr. Totten has been an elder of the Canisteo Presbyterian Church for more than thirty years, having succeeded father.
Volume VLIV, #12, Thursday, March 14, 1922
(Sylvania News) Mrs. Gustin, mother of Dr. G. H. Gustin, died at his home on Monday morning after a long illness. The funeral service was held at the home of her grandson, Harold Gustin, in Troy, on Wednesday afternoon.
(Sylvania News) Mrs. Wright, mother of Mrs. Roy Soper of this village, died at her home in Austinville on Monday night of this week.
Native of Leona Meets Sudden Death at Athens.
Telling his family that he was going to walk down to the Chemung river, Lee S. Stacy left his home in Athens about 9 o’clock last Thursday morning. When at noon he did not return they became alarmed and notified the authorities. Searching parties were organized who sought for some trace of the missing man along the river throughout the afternoon, night and Friday forenoon. W. L. Rogers, a neighbor, found his cap lodged in a clump of bushes. But it was not until 1"30 that Bert Campbell, another searcher, found the body. It was lodge in some brush directly back of the residence of Vine Crandall. The theory is that Mr. Stacy ventured too near the stream, swollen by melting snow and rain, and slipped in. An examination of the remains showed no water in the lungs; this being so, he may have been stricken dead while on the bank of the river. He was 71, an only brother of A. J. Stacy of Leona, and went to Athens about 40 years ago, where he was in the draying business until he sold out a few years since to J. L. Newbury. His wife survives and one daughter, Miss Edna Stacy, at home. The funeral was held on Sunday at the home, his pastor, the Rev. Andrews of the M. E. Church, officiating.
(Local News) Mrs. Frances Brown Cassada, mother of Lewis Cassada, well know in Troy, and a sister of the late John Brown of Canton, died last week at the family home in Elmira, aged 69 years. Her husband, Frank J. Cassada, the son, two daughters and a sister, Mrs. Louise Harrison of Elmira, are living.
(Local News) Mrs. Margaret Case Kennedy, whose critical illness was reported last week, Expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Piatt in Sayre shortly after 5 Saturday afternoon. She was the youngest of seven children of Zina and Aurelia Watkins Case, of whom David W. Case now only remains. She was born near this boro seventy-five years ago last July 23d, and was married to Alexander Kennedy, a soldier of the civil war, on Oct. 15, 1865. Four children survive and four grandchildren. The remains were brought to Troy and funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Whiting officiating. Interment was in Glenwood.
(Local News) Mrs. Belle Pierce Bevens who had many friends in Troy, died at her home with her son, Frederick P. Bevens in Brooklyn, N.Y., last Thursday evening following a paralytic shock. She was ill less than 24 hours. Mrs. Bevens was the daughter of William S. and Sarah Pierce, and her childhood was passed on the home farm in Smithfield. She attended the Troy public school and Madam Hunt’s school for young ladies in New Jersey. Her home after her marriage in 1885 to Harold A. Bevens was at Wellsburg until 1919, where she went to Brooklyn to reside with her son and his wife. For many years a devoted and consistent communicant of the Episcopal church with many womanly graces, she was loved and respected by a large circle of friends. The remains were brought to Wellsburg where funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. West at 2 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. John Lyon Hatfield officiating. Internment was in the Mountain View Cemetery at Wellsburg.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. Maria Gustin was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the home of her grandson, Harold Gustin, in this boro, the Rev. Cameron of Sylvania, officiating. Deceased was the widow of Col. Richard Gustin, for whom the local G.A.R. post was named. She was 82 and expired Monday morning at the home in Sylvania of Dr. G. H. Gustin, her son with whom she spent the last four years of long useful life. Other surviving children are Richard, Miss Eva Gustin and Mrs. Charles Davis, all of Philadelphia.
(Local News) With a 38-calibre revolver, which apparently he had bought and secreted for the purpose, James Steele, a well known farmer of West Burlington township, shot himself twice through the head at 8 o’clock last Thursday morning while his family were at breakfast. He had remained in his room with the excuse that he was not feeling as well as usual. Mr. Steel had been out of health all winter, and brooded over the belief that he had a cancer, though none had been diagnosed by his physicians. He was a member of the Baptist Church and of the Burlington Lodge of Odd Fellows. He was 60 years old and is survived by his wife and four children—Martin and Hazel at home, Harry in Bradford, and a married daughter, Grace, (Mrs. Reid Beach) living in Elmira.
Volume VLIV, #13, Thursday, March 23, 1922
(Local News) Wm. Evans of Bentley Creek, is dead following the overturn of his Ford by collision with a Dodge driven by Frank Kasube at the corner of Roe Avenue and Davis streets in Elmira just after noon last Saturday. He was pinned under the car but a few moments but did not regain consciousness when rushed to the Arnot-Ogden hospital. Timothy and Alfred Mitchell, with him, were but slightly hurt. Mr. Evans leaves a widow, three sons a daughter, two sisters and two brothers.
(Granville Summit News) Mr. Bredbinner died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orange Kendall. Funeral services were held at Windfall. His former home was in Baltimore. One other daughter, Mrs. Ralph Chaapel, resides at Cowley.
Mr. G. L. Hicks died Feb. 13th, 1922, at his home at Wetona. He had sawed wood the greater part of the day. At 3:30 he came to the house, complaining of pain in the stomach. He was up and about until 6, when a physician was summoned, but at 6:30 he passed away, from neuralgia of the stomach. He was 61 last December and had always lived at Wetona. He had been a member and trustee of the Methodist church for many years. He had been constable and Tax Collector of Springfield township for thirteen years and enjoyed to an unusual degree the confidence and good will of his neighbors. He is survived by his wife and two children—William at Bentley Creek, and Mrs. Belva Eiffert of Big Pond, another daughter—Mrs. Alma Young, died in 1918. The funeral was held at the Wetona M. E. church, the Rev. Lyons of Bentley Creek, officiating. Interment was in Wetona cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #14, Thursday, March 30, 1922
James Haxton father of M. T. Haxton and Mrs. May Bruce, died at the home of Mrs. Bruce on Canton street last Saturday morning. Mr. Haxton had been in failing health for the past year, but only came from his home in LeRoy township ten days ago. He was born in LeRoy township June 2, 1849, and had always lived there and in Granville townships. He was married in 1870 to Catherine Shoemaker. Besides his daughter and son he is survived by his wife, one brother, Eli Haxton of Ogdensburg, and a sister, Mrs. A. R. Ritchie of Canton. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Bruce Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G. M. Whiting of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was at Windfall.
(Local News) The hearts of their Troy friends went out in sympathy to William Bohlayer and family of six children Bohlayer and family of six children last Friday when it became known that Mrs. Bohlayer had passed away at their home east of Canton after an illness of ten days following the birth of a son. Mrs. Bohlayer was 38 years old and loved and respected by all who knew her. Her girlhood home was at Horseheads. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral at the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by her pastor the Rev. Sanders, was largely attended. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery, this boro.
(Local News) Julius T. Adams, a civil war veteran, formerly of Springfield, 82 years old died last Sunday morning at 107 E. Miller St., Elmira. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Lovell, and a brother, Edward Adams, both living in Elmira the body was brought to this boro and placed in the receiving vault of Glenwood pending interment in Springfield.
(Local News) The Rev. G. M. Whiting was called Monday to officiate at the home of James Hagar in Canton at the funeral of Mrs. Edward O. Lewis, formerly of Troy, who died at Lansdale, Pa., near Philadelphia, on Friday. Mrs. Lewis was Mariam, daughter of Seth Sherman. Her husband survives and one brother, Dudley Sherman of LeRoy.
Volume VLIV, #15, Thursday, April 6, 1922
Dying Man Makes Strange Request.
The crop rotation planned for four years for his farm, other matters attended to, and directions left that his body be place in the receiving vault of Glenwood cemetery "until the roses bloom" when it is to be interred in the Windfall cemetery, C. Laverne Landon, long a sufferer from tuberculosis, died last Saturday evening at his home in Troy township, aged 55 years. He leaves a wife, two daughters by a former marriage, and a son, veteran of the world war, who eight weeks ago was sent by the Government for treatment to the Mt. Alto sanitarium. The Rev. Johnstone officiated at the funeral which was held at the home of Wednesday.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Esther Ward, 80 years old, passed away at 7 o’clock Saturday morning from pneumonia. The funeral was held from her home at 1:30 Monday, Rev. Johnstone officiating. Burial at Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Hannah Marion Chace, who died last week at the home of her son, Charles, on Armenia Mountain, was 79 years old and is survived also by two daughters living in Canton. The funeral was held on Friday and interment was in the McIntosh cemetery.
(Local News) Charles H. Allen, who died last Thursday night in Towanda, was believed when he retired some years ago, to have worked longer at the printing trade than any other man in the state. He "Stuck Type," as the expression used to be for 68 years. He began at 13 in Sullivan county. He was the oldest person living who was born within the boro limits of Towanda. His wife, two daughters and a son survive.
Volume VLIV, #16, Thursday, April 13, 1922
(Big Pond News) Mrs. A. R. Robbins died at the Packer hospital, Sayre, last Sunday night. She was a kind and loving mother, a woman beloved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed by neighbors and friends. She leaves seven children—Clarence of Van Etten; Howard of Columbia Cross Roads; Orrin of Owego; Oscar in the West; Carl of this place; Mrs. Edith Woodard of Berrytown, and Mildred at home. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2:30 at the Big Pond church. Burial in Big Pond cemetery.
(Burlington News) Mrs. S. P. Hall, a life-long resident of Burlington, passed away last Friday morning, April 7th. The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church, and a devoted wife and mother. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home. The Rev. C. M. Carter officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
(Local News) The remains were brought to Granville yesterday for interment of Mrs. Laura VanFleet Phillips who expired on Sunday at the family home in East Elmira. Deceased was a member of the First Baptist church of Elmira and highly esteemed. Her husband survives and three sons.
(Local News) Eli Williams a well known and respected resident of Troy Township, died last Sunday morning at his home. He had been in declining health since the death of his grand-daughter in the autumn of 1920, but was about until about two weeks ago. Had he lived until yesterday he would have been 67. Since boyhood he had been a member of the Baptist church. His wife survives and three sons—Ambrose at home, and Ross and Arthur Williams, Edward died in boyhood. The funeral was largely attended at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon the Rev. Johnstone officiating. Interment was at Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) Gamage Rockwell, whose health has been impaired for some time, expired Tuesday morning at his home in Elmira. Mr. Rockwell was a native of West Burlington and a brother of Delos, Willard and Irvine Rockwell and Mrs. Colton Dickinson. He was 59 and moved to Elmira about 20 years ago. He was a man of sterling character and a consistent member of the Methodist church. His wife survives and four daughters—Mrs. Helen Evans, Mrs. Martha Burley, and Mrs. Mildred Peck, all of Elmira, and Mrs. Alice Harper of Williamsport. The funeral will be in Elmira at 1 Friday from the home, and internment will be in Woodlawn.
(Local News) Mrs. E. Herrick Thomas, who was born in Troy 77 years ago and in 1867 moved to Canton, died at her home in that place last Thursday afternoon. Two years ago Mrs. Thomas suffered an apoplectic shock from which she only partially rallied. Mr. Thomas survives and three children—Mrs. P. A. Rising of Evanston, Illinois; Delos H. and Lynn G. Thomas of Canton. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon, her pastor, the Rev. John Sanders of the Presbyterian Church, officiating.
(Local News) Earl E. White, who for some months has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Preston’ and family in this boro, expired Tuesday evening. Mr. White has been for many years identified with the lumber industry. He was 72 years old a member of the Methodist Church and an upright citizen with a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His wife who is an invalid survives, and one son, Earl White at Galeton, to which place the remains were taken. The funeral and interment at Galeton will be on Friday.
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(Windfall News) Edward Ferguson died at his home near here last Friday. He leaves a wife and two daughters. Burial on Monday at Windfall
(Local News) Mrs. Carrie Baker Scott, 30 years old, died Monday night at Judson Hill, from pneumonia. Her husband survives, a daughter of 9, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker, and several brothers and sisters.
Volume VLIV, #18, Thursday, April 27, 1922
William F. DeWitt Succumbs After Long Illness. [SRGP 07808]
William F. DeWitt, a well-known business man of Troy for more than fifty years, died at his home in West Main street last Sunday morning. He was stricken with paralysis while hunting last November, and never fully regained the power of speech. He was the second son of Caleb H. and Mary Albert DeWitt, and was born in Monroe county, this state, August 23, 1848. From Monroe county the family moved to Wells, this county, and thence in his young boyhood to Tioga county. After attending the Mansfield Normal School Mr. DeWitt came to Troy in 1869. For fourteen years he was a clerk in the Redington, Maxwell & Leonard store. In 1881 he formed a partnership in the mercantile business with L. J. Ballard which continued for many years. John Handran came into the firm later and O. B. Ballard took the place of his father. Since the dissolution of the firm of DeWitt, Ballard & Handran, twelve years ago, Mr. DeWitt had been in the insurance and produce business, first with his brother, the late John DeWitt, and latterly with his nephew, Claud W. DeWitt. He served at different times on the school board and boro council, and on the official board for many years of the Methodist Church, of which he was devoted member. He married twice. His first wife was Jennie, daughter of John and Mary Rooker of Muncy, by whom he had one daughter, Mrs. J. Maxwell Beers of Elmira. By his second wife, who was Blanche, daughter of Gen. George and Elizabeth Miter Armstrong of Muncy, he had one son, Dr. William C. DeWitt, who at the time of his death three years ago was chief surgeon of the Blossburg hospital. Besides his widow and daughter he leaves one brother, Calvin DeWitt of Mansfield, and two grandchildren at Wayne, Pa. The funeral was largely attended at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G. M. Whiting officiating. Mr. DeWitt was a Mason and the impressive committal service at Oak Hill cemetery was conducted by Trojan Lodge.
Rev. Clayton M. Fanning.
Rev. Clayton M. Fanning passed to his reward at Delmar, Pa., Feb. 7, 1922, where he was serving his second year as pastor of the M. E. Church, after an illness of a week. He was born in West Burlington township June 17, 1860. He was the only son of Luther and Orrill Fanning. His boyhood and most of his early life was spent on the home farm at Fairview. It was here, a man with a family, that he felt the call of God to preach the revival meetings in country school houses, at the same time working on the farm and studying. Few know the struggles, hard work, opposition and discouragement’s through which he passed in order to enter the work of the ministry. He was first recognized by the District Superintendent, by reporting fifty converts as a result of meetings which he had held in a school house. Shortly afterward, in 1900, he left the farm, being appointed pastor of the Rockwell Memorial Church near Canton. His charges since have been Terrytown, Pa., Wayne and Barrington, Conquest and Brick Church, N.Y., Millerton, Daggett, Pa., Erin, Burdette, N.Y. and Delmar, Pa. In spite of ill health, Brother Fanning was enthusiastic in his work, not sparing himself, and God gave him a successful ministry marked throughout with gracious revivals. He possessed the gift of song and enjoyed singing the gospel. Just before he passed away, he joined with his family in singing. He leaves his wife, who was a true helpmate, and four children—Mrs. Edna Capwell of Wyalusing, Mrs. Orrill Smith, who lives near Syracuse, N.Y., Ruth and Luther of Elmira, also three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Josie Swain of Pasadenia, Calif., and Mrs. J. B. Dickinson of West Burlington. The funeral was held at Delmar February 9th, Rev. E. J. Rosengrant, his District Superintendent, officiating. Another services was held at Wyalusing February 11 where interment was made. At this service, a cousin, Mrs. Ruth Palmer Teribury, sang songs selected by Brother Fanning.
(Local News) Walter F. Downs, who married Miss Angie Wheeler, through whom he was known here, died suddenly on Tuesday from heart trouble, at his home in Brooklyn. With Mrs. Downes are left two sons, Russell and Wilber. The body will probably be brought to Elmira for interment.
(Local News) Mrs. William Farmer, sister of Mrs. Harry Bardwell of Troy, died Wednesday morning at her home in New York City. She is survived by her husband, one other sisters Miss Catherine McInerney of New York, and a brother Cornelius McInerney of Elmira. The remains will be brought to Elmira, her former home, for interment.
Volume VLIV, #19, Thursday, May 4, 1922
Henry D. Covert. [SRGP 62866]
Another veteran of the civil war, Henry D. Covert of Armenia, dropped from the earthly ranks April 21st, aged 84. He enlisted it Troy Oct. 7, 1861, in Co. C., 7th Penn. Vol. Cavalry, was promoted to Corporal, served six months as Orderly at Gen. Negely’s headquarters at Nashville. When discharged in December, 1863, he re-enlisted and took part in the battles of Stone River, Franklin, Chicamaugua, and all of the cavalry engagements of the Atlanta campaign. He was injured by a fall from his horse in August, 1864. In April, 1866, he married Candace, daughter of the Rev. Joel Burman of Sullivan. Three children were born to them—Nora, who died in young woman hood; Will H., at home, and Mrs. Bessie R. Allen of Armenia. He leaves also a brother, Edwin G., at Wellsboro and a sister, Mrs. Frances Youmans, at Waynesburg, Ohio. He was a kind husband and parent a member of Gustin Post, G. A. R., of Troy, and will be missed by a large circle of friends. The funeral was held at the Armenia Weslyan M. E. Church, and interment was in the Sunny Side cemetery. [Covert Cemetery]
(Local News) Long a sufferer from rheumatism, and mourned by a large circle of friends, Mrs. Edward Gerould died last Wednesday at the family home in Smithfield, aged 54 years. Surviving are her husband, her mother, 89, two sons, Louis and Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Wolfe, of this boro. The interment was in the East Smithfield cemetery.
(Local News) Hiram E. Bardwell, [SRGP 28897] a former resident of Troy township and of Sylvania, died Sunday morning at Austinville. He was 79 years old and a veteran of the civil war. He is survived by three sons—Charles of Elmira, Harry of this place, and Frederick of Rushville, N.Y., and two brothers Alfred of Bradford and Theodore of Troy Township. The funeral was held Tuesday at the home of his sister-in-law. Mrs. James Wilson in Austinville, and interment was in that place. [Columbia Valley Cemetery]
Volume VLIV, #20, Thursday, May 11, 1922
Henry P. Davison Succumbs After Second Operation.
Henry P. Davison, banker and philanthropist, whom we of Troy like to think of as our Mr. Davison, because he was born and lived here until he was 21, died last Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at his home at Peacock Point, Locust Valley, L. I. The end came at the close of an operation for tumor of the brain. His health began to break two years ago. Last August he had a similar operation, and until Thursday it was thought he was on the road to slow recovery. The sudden change for the worse followed a trip to New York, the first in months, on Wednesday. It was not until Friday that his physicians decided that a second operation was imperative. As soon as a section was imperative. As soon as a section of the skull had been removed it became apparent that his case was hopeless. The tumor, instead of remaining dormant or being absorbed had increased in size, and its filaments could Not be entirely removed without the destruction of brain tissue.
Mr. Davison was in his fifty-fifth year. His splendid physique-he was built like an athlete—and the fact that he had always lived simply and carefully, counted much in the hope of his physicians that he might pull through an illness which to another of less resistance must have caused death months ago. With his wife he leaves four children—Hon. Frederick Trubee Davison who two years ago married a daughter of the Rev. Endicott Peabody, head master of the Groton School, and who succeeded Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., in the New York Legisature; Alice, who in January was married to Artemus L. Gates; Harry Davison, the younger son and Miss Frances Davison. There is also a grandchild, Frederick Trubee, Jr., a brother, G. E. Davison of Silsbee, Texas, and a sister, Mary, who a year or two ago became the wife of Anatole LeBraz, a distinguished Frenchman of letters. Their home is in Paris.
Announcement of Mr. Davison’s death was received in Troy with a sense of personal loss. Many men scale the heights of worldly success at the cost shall we say of character, they become mere money getters, they live apart. Not so with Mr. Davison, he was the same genial Harry, thoughtful always of early associates, clinging to old friends, happy, never more so than when he could do for them. In this spirit of brotherhood he gave liberally to the Presbyterian church in memory of relatives, headed the move for the improvement of Glenwood cemetery and endowed it generously. The cooperation which he received in this enterprise inspired the gift to Troy of Davison Green and all that it represents. His friends were looking forward to the time when it would be possible for him to come to Troy for the dedication of the Green. Instead there was a memorial service on Tuesday simultaneously with the funeral at Locust Valley.
On an easel in the bandstand overlooking the Green and his birthplace there was a large picture of Mr. Davison draped with the American Flag. Clustered about on the lawn were several hundreds of his friends and many school children. Like the Episcopal funeral at Locust Valley the service began with a portion of the beautiful burial service of that church by the Rev. Robert Lee Lewis of St. Paul’s, closing with the Lord’s prayer in unison. Led by the High School one of Mr. Davison’s favorite hymns, "He Leadeth Me," was sung. An appreciation of Mr. Davison by his friend of many years, the Rev. Edward P. Morse of the Presbyterian church embodied with an outline of his brilliant career intimate personal glimpses of the man, his generous sympathy and broad Christian brotherhood, his gifts and love for Troy.
All business places were closed during and for a half hour before the service by proclamation of Burgess George E. Boyer. In accordance with his wish the services were brief, there was no eulogy and the women wore no mourning veils. Interment was in the Locust Valley Cemetery. The coffin was of bronze, with a name plate of gold which read simply, "Henry Pomeroy Davison, Born June 12, 1867, died May 6, 1922.
As a New York paper remarks, Mr. Davison’s life story reads like fiction. He was the oldest of four children of George B. and Henrietta Pomeroy Davison. He was born in this boro Friday, June 13th, 1867, in the house now occupied by S. A. Williams. His boyhood was that of every other boy of the village. His mother died when he was 8, and the remaining years of his childhood, youth and young manhood were spent in the homes of his uncles, Eleazor and Merrick Pomeroy. Among his classmates under Prof. McCollom, were D. E. Pomeroy, Frank Gernert, Ben McKean, Everitt VanDyne, Effie and Lillian Joralemon, Nellie Adams, Fred Holloway, and Louise Wilson. At 16 he taught a term in the Leahy District near Canton. Before he had completed the course in Troy he was sent to Greylock Institute, South Williamstown, Mass. It was through Nat. Bishop, one of his Greylock classmates, that he came to know Miss Kate Trubee of Bridgeport, who became a potent influence in his life, and whom he subsequently married.
He was a book-keeper in the Pomeroy Bro’s, bank under Samuel Aspinwall, for about two years, and his uncles hoped to retain him. He was alert even then, counted money at odd moments to gain speed, developed himself physically on a horizontal barin in the hall over the bank, and in other ways laid the foundation for bigger and better jobs.
There is more glowing reports of his accomplishments in the paper.
(Local News) Mrs. Alice A. Williams, daughter of D. W. Case formerly of Troy, died Tuesday evening, April 25th, at the Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia, aged 56 years, 10 months and six days. Mr. Case was at his daughter’s bedside. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the chapel of Andrew J. Blair & Son in Philadelphia.
(Local News) Reuben Letts, who has been in failing health for several years, expired at his home in this place last Friday. He was 66 years old and is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Helen Bolt of Troy, Mrs. Laura Clark of Elkland, Mrs. Alpha Bolt of Stanley, N.Y., and one son, Harold Letts. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday morning and interment was in Grover.
(Local News) Wesley B. Reynolds, who entered the service as a young boy at the outbreak of the war in the Government carrals at Washington, and served two terms of enlistment—as a substitute in the 171st Penn. Drafted and as a volunteer in the 207th Penna. Infantry, extending to the close of the war, died at the home of his son, Rural Carrier Lee Reynolds, on Monday afternoon. He had been confined to his bed most of the time for a year. He was born in Sullivan, Tioga county, and would have been 79 on July 5th next. His wife, who died some years ago, was a sister of the late Mrs. H. S. Sweet. He was a resident for many years of the vicinity of Roseville, and thither the remains will be taken on Thursday for funeral services in the church and interment following prayer at the home of his son. The committal will be by the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he was a member. He leaves three brothers—John and Charles of Tioga and William of Roseville; and two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Hanyen and Mrs. Celia Bowman of Roseville.
(Local News) Chester Decker, formerly on R. W. Budd’s farm, died near Chandlersburg last week Thursday.
(Local News) Edward K. Tidd, brother of Mrs. M. B. Ballard of this place, died Monday morning at the family home in Elmira after an extended illness. He was 62 years old and besides Mrs. Ballard is survived by his wife, a son, Gage W. Tidd of Elmira, his mother, Mrs. Clara Tidd of this place, and a brother, Grant Tidd of Passaic, N.J.
(Local News) Mrs. Andrew W. Seward died Sunday evening following a stroke of paralysis that morning. Her husband, who died four years ago, was a veteran of the Civil War. Mrs. Seward lived in Bohlayertown. Her nears relatives were nephews—B. A. Burnham of Troy, Lynn Burnham of Flemington, J.J., Clarence of Valois, N.Y., Frank Burnham of Wellsburg, N.Y., and Alba Welch of Coudersport, Pa. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Claude J. Shaffer of the Center Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #21, Thursday, May 18, 1922
(Local News) Mr. Freeman Campbell, an aged resident of this place, died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Susan Brown at Mountain Lake, where he was visiting.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. Nancy M. Case, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter in Elmira, was held at the home of Mrs. Guy Case in this boro on Monday afternoon. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Case was 86 years old. She is survived by three daughters—Mrs. L. D. Shoemaker of Elmira, Mrs. Rosa Rogers of Endicott and Mrs. Jennie E. Johns of Whitney’s Point, N.Y.; two sons, Aaron of Athens, and Simeon J. of West Franklin, and a brother, Delbert Carmon of Gillett. Mrs. Case had been for many years a member of the East Troy Baptist Church.
Volume VLIV, #23, Thursday, June 1, 1922
(Local News) Milton VanNoy of Bailey Corners, who was taken to the Robert Packer hospital last week looking to an operation when he should be in better condition to withstand the strain, died suddenly Saturday morning. He was 68, and for several years had been a director of the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was an upright man with many friends. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Bailey Corners. His wife survives, and six sons—DeWitt, near Canandaigua, N.Y.; Charles of West Burlington, Earl of Alba, and Edwin, Lawrence and Carroll at home. William and George VanNoy are brothers, and Mrs. Fordyce Barnes and Mrs. I. A. Rockwell sisters of the deceased. The funeral at the home on Tuesday afternoon was very largely attended. The Rev. Bryan of Alba, officiated. Interment was in the Hilton cemetery.
(Local News) Miss Pauline Ellis of Grover who was struck by the tender beam of an engine at the Grover station last week, died at the Williamsport hospital Friday morning. The funeral services were held Sunday.
(Local News) Charles Hendricks, whose body was found in the Chemung river near Rorick’s Glen last Thursday, was well known among the business men of this boro. He traveled for the Empire Produce Company of Elmira and had made weekly trips to Troy for a number of years. One of these trips he made just a few days before he disappeared on Sunday. The finding of the Coroner’s jury was accidental drowning.
Volume VLIV, #24, Thursday, June 8, 1922
(Local News) Sergeant Leland A. Wood, who as a member of Co. B. 18th Infantry, was with Gen. Pershing in Mexico, and served twenty-seven months overseas during which he was gassed, died Tuesday afternoon in a Rochester hospital after a week’s illness. He would have been 26 the 19th of July. He had been a street car motorman since his return from France. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wood of Granville, and leaves besides one brother, Archie Wood of Elmira. Brooks-Flick Post, American Legion, was in charge of the funeral, which was held from the Baptist Church at 12 Thursday. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #25, Thursday, June 15, 1922
(Columbia X Roads News) Henry Rich died Saturday night about mid-night. The funeral was ……..
He is survived by his wife, his father, Horace Rich and one sister.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Leon Manley have the sympathy of the community over the death at 4 Monday morning of their son, Robert Leon, 14 months old, from pneumonia, following measles and whooping cough. Funeral services were held at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Johnstone officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #26, Thursday, June 22, 1922
Mr. E. Everitt Van Dyne Succumbs to Pleuro-Pneumonia.
Deep sorrow and a sense of personal loss enveloped the village Wednesday afternoon, with the announcement between five and six o’clock of the death of E. Everitt VanDyne. Tuesday the report from the sick room was the most encouraging since the onset of pleurisy five weeks ago. It was felt that at last the patient was on the road to Recover, but Wednesday morning there was a rise of temperature and partial paralysis foreshadowing the end. Mr. VanDyne’s illness began while he and Mrs. VanDyne were at the home of their daughter in Fall River, Mass., when he had a chill. A physician was called and he spent a day in bed. On the way home he had another chill. He was not feeling well when he arrived in Troy, but went to the tannery and kept about until compelled by wracking pain to give up on Sunday, May 28th. From that time forward the outcome was in doubt. Drs. Silas Molyneux and Donald Guthrie were called in consultation, the former several times, his own physician and nurses did all in their power, his family were unceasing in their vigilance, …….. his recovery were said in two or more of the village churches, not of his own communion.
Edward Everitt VanDyne was born in Troy, the second son of Edward and Lorinda Everitt VanDyne, on Sept. 16th, 1861. He was not allowed to grow up in idleness, but early began to learn the tanner’s trade with his father so that soon after his graduation from the high school and a course in the Rochester Business college he was taken into partnership in the Troy Tannery under the firm name of E. VanDyne & Son.
The firm name was changed to E. VanDyne & Sons to embrace the late Frederick E. VanDyne and still later to E. VanDyne’s Sons when Henry B. VanDyne came into the business.
His marriage to Miss Louise Wilson of Alba was solemnized Oct. 10, 1883. From young manhood his rise had been steady. He met manfully whatever responsibility came to him, served acceptably on the school board for many years, passed through the chairs of the Masonic lodge and otherwise measured up to a high standard of citizenship. The tanning business which he entered as a mere boy grew under his leadership. He had been President of the successful Grange National Bank since its organization in 1907; President of the VanDyne-Hungerford Leather Co. of Boston since organization and President of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church for more than a quarter of a century. In his younger years he was active in the Sunday School. The care and beautification of Glenwood Cemetery also claimed his interest. Realizing the need of a community center he bought the Court House and remodeled it into the VanDyne Civic Building which was presented to Troy in Dec. 7, 1916.
The field of his widest usefulness perhaps, was the Presidency of the Bradford County Red Cross. He was in full sympathy with the broad humanitarian conception of his former Troy friend, the late Henry P. Davison, Chairman of the War Board of that organization, and gave himself unstintingly to all Red Cross activities in his jurisdiction both during and after the war. The friendship between Mr. VanDyne and Mr. Davison and the confidence the latter had in him caused him to chosen chairman of the committee in charge of Mr. Davison’s generous gifts to Troy, and again found expression when Mr. D. E. Pomeroy chose him on the committee for his memorial gift of $50,000 for the betterment of the local water system.
His Club and Masonic memberships included The Union League Club of New York, City Club of Boston, Elmira City Club, Elmira Country Club, Mt. Moriah Club of Troy, Trojan Lodge of Masons, Troy Chapter, Canton Commandery.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. E. B. Mills of Fall River; one son Henry B. VanDyne of Troy and a sister Mrs. J. W. Phillips of Troy.
The funeral will be held at the home at 2 Saturday afternoon, his pastor of many years, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. The honorary and active bearers had not been chosen when this was written.
The business places of Troy will be closed for the funeral from 1:30 to 3 o’clock.
Mrs. Harriett Rockwell
Mrs. Harriett Rockwell, who would have been 990 had she lived until Saturday, expired Monday evening at the home of her foster son, Mr. E. A. Rockwell, in this boro. Mrs. Rockwell was born near Hartford, Conn., but for more than half a century she had been a respected resident of Granville township. Her husband, Lemuel Rockwell, has been dead many years. Her last illness was long and painful. Usually her summers were spent with her own son, Merrick H. Rockwell, at Bailey Corners, but this year she was too feeble to make the change. She is survived also by a sister, Mrs. Clarissa Larcom of LeRoy. Following prayer at the E. A. Rockwell home, funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Bailey Corners Baptist Church of which she was a member. The Rev. J. C. Bryan of Alba, officiated. Interment was at Granville Center.
Stephen A. Brace.
Stephen A. Brace, long a prominent resident of Springfield township, expired at his home last week Tuesday morning at the ripe age of 85. Since the death of his wife three years ago. Mr. Brace has been in failing health. He was a member and staunch supporter of the Universalist Church. Of three sons born to him, two survive, McKean and Frank Brace of Springfield. His youngest son, William, was killed in a cyclone twenty-one years ago. He leaves also four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral at the home at 2 Thursday afternoon, was conducted by Rev. Herrick, Universalist, of Towanda. Interment was in the family burying ground on the homestead.
(Local News) Henry Philo Scott Rich died Saturday, June 10th, at his home in Springfield of pneumonia. He was 43 last April and leaves his wife, Lilie, and an aged father, Horace Rich. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the church at Columbia Cross Roads and burial was in the Freece cemetery at that place.
(Local News) Mary Curry Golden, wife of Francis Golden and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Curry of Elmira, well known here died Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph’s hospital in that city. She was 26 years old and besides her husband and parents is survived by two daughters, Margaret about 3, and an infant, two sisters and a brother. The funeral and burial were in Elmira yesterday.
(Local News) Last Thursday night at the home at Leona of his son, Bert Brown, occurred the death of a well known resident, Daniel Brown of Springfield. The deceased would have been 85 in September. He was twice married. Besides his son he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Passage of Wyalusing, and Mrs. Mabel Johnson of Seattle, Washington, a sister, Mrs. Gleason of Great Bend, Pa. and a brother, Joseph Brown of Woodhull, N.Y. The funeral was held at 2 Sunday afternoon at the home of his son. The Rev. Sears officiating. Interment was in the Grover Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Edna Dubert of Big Pond, died at the Allentown State Hospital June 8th, after an illness of several months. She was a life long resident of Big Pond and a member of the Methodist Church for many years. She was much respected by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her many friends. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Larcom, with whom she resided and Mrs. Maggie Smith of Chambers, Nebraska.
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(Local News) Just a week after his brother Daniel passed away in Leona, Joseph Brown died at his home in Woodhull, N.Y. He was 82, a captain in the civil war, and leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters. Rupert Brown of Springfield is a son. The funeral and interment were at Woodhull.
(Local News) The late Henry P. S. Rich of Springfield left besides his wife and father, a half sister, Mrs. E. A. Smith of Springfield, and a half-brother, Ray Cleveland of Armenia.
(Local News) Joseph Causer, well known hotel man of Elmira, formerly of Springfield, died at his home in that city Friday afternoon after several days of unconsciousness following a paralytic shock. Mr. Causer was 2 when his parents came from England in 1846 and settled at Danville, Pa. He came to Elmira with his family in 1861 and was a foreman in the iron mills for many years until he went into the hotel business in Springfield, where he remained ten years. He was City Superintendent of Public Works under Mayors Brockway and Coleman, conducted the Elmira House from 1888 to 1907, and built the Langwell hotel. He leaves a daughter and four sons.
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(Granville Center News) Miss Bessie Kelly, fourteen years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kelly of Leroy died at her home last Wednesday after an illness with rheumatism since last January. She was buried from the Leroy Christian Church last Friday. The pastor, Rev. H. E. Martin officiating. Sympathy goes out to the bereaved family Mrs. Kelly wishes to thank the friends for their kindness during her sickness and death.
(Local News) Augustus Walz, brother-in-law of Dr. George E. Boyer, dropped dead last Friday at his home at West Collingwood, N.J., from heart disease. He was 55. His wife survives. Mr. Walz was a native of Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., and his body was brought to that place for interment last Sunday.
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Frank Wesley Hanscom.
At 6 p.m., July 11th, Frank Wesley Hanscom entered into rest at his home I East Troy after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases.
Death came suddenly and painlessly. While not unexpected, it was a great shock to his many friends and relatives.
Mr. Hanscom was born near Lock Haven, July 20, 1857, and came with his parents when but 4 years old to Bradford county, where he had lived ever since. His was a busy and useful life, as a farmer from early manhood until failing health compelled him to seek other activities, when he entered the mercantile field at East Troy where his sterling integrity won and retained the respect of all. His wife survives, four daughters, Mrs. Leon Blanchard, Mrs. George Rathbun, Miss Florence Hanscom and Miss Esther Hanscom, two sister and three brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home at East Troy at 1:30 Friday afternoon.
Mrs. James Bothwell.
Mrs. James Bothwell, who had been confined to her bed about two weeks, following a run of influenza last winter, died at the home of her step-brother, Mr. Arthur McKean, on Monday morning from heart failure.
Sara I. Stiles was born in Troy township 73 years ago, the daughter of Stephen H. and Rebecca Pratt Stiles. She taught in nearby townships for a number of years before her marriage. Her husband died some years ago. She had been a member since young womanhood of the Disciple Church and enjoyed the love and respect of all who knew her. She came back about three years ago from Lima, N.Y., where she was librarian at the Seminary. One daughter survives, Miss Theodora Bothwell, teacher of music and art in the Troy schools. The funeral was held at the McKean home at 2 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Claude J. Shaffer of Center Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Helen May Ingraham, who was born near Mansfield Sept. 25, 1840, and died June 24th, in Canyon City, Colorado, was known in this section through her husband Capt. David Ingraham, who had a wide reputation as a naturalist and taxidermist. They lived successively in Tioga, Elmira and Pueblo, Colorado. After her husband’s death she went to Beulah, and thence to Canyon City, Colo. The notice of her death published in that city refers to Mrs. Ingraham as a member of the Presbyterian Church, a pianist and painter, and a woman of very choice character, admired, honored and loved by all who knew her.
(Granville Center News) Miss Martha Merry, who had been in poor health for the last four weeks, passed away at her home last Friday. The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock the Rev. H. E. Martin of the Granville Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in the Windfall cemetery.
(Big Pond News) The body of Daniel Dickerson of Chemung, N.Y. was brought here for burial on Monday.
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(Sylvania News) Will Sherman received word Sunday night of the death in the People’s Hospital, Sayre of his father, Nathan Sherman. The funeral will be held at his home in Sylvania, Wednesday at 1 p.m. and at the Methodist church in Troy at 2 p.m.
Husband and Wife With Throats Cut Near Ralston.
Lying side by side with their throats cut the lifeless bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shearer of Attica, N.Y., were found on the bank of Lycoming Creek between Ralston and Trout Run, Wednesday evening. In their Ford coupe near by was their little daughter, Helen, two and a half years old crying for Mama. Mrs. Shearer was Ruth Webb of Hornell, and there is nothing to indicate that the married life of the couple was not happy. They were on their way to visit relatives in Harrisburg. That there was foul play would seem improbable from the fact that Mr. Webb had $300 in his pocket. The wife’s throat was cut with a clean gash, while the man’s showed a jagged wound as if self-inflicted.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. Josie F. Burnham, sister of Mrs. W. P. Batterson of this place, who died at the family home in Wellsburg, was held Monday afternoon and interment was in Elmira.
(Local News) George Lee Gates, a well know civil war veteran of Columbia township, died at his home on Monday. Mr. Gates had been an invalid since April, 1921, when he suffered a paralytic stroke. He would have been 82 next August 24th. His wife survives and two children—George and Angeline Gates. He was a member of Gustin Post of Troy. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1"30 this afternoon, the Rev. Seymour Barrett, officiating. The committal will be under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.
(Local News) John Lyon of Armenia, a civil war veteran who had been at the Soldiers’ Home at Hampton Roads, Virginia, for some time, died there last Thursday. He was 76, and is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters—Mrs. T. L. Kinch and Miss Carolyn Lyon, Mason Lyon of Elmira, Layton of Farmers’ Valley, and Harry Lyon of the Porter Road. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, the Rev. G. M. Whiting officiating. The committal services at Oak Hill cemetery were conducted jointly by veterans of the civil and world war.
(Local News) James Abbey died Thursday evening about 8 o’clock at the home in Springfield of his son, Mark Abbey. He had been in feeble health for four of five years and his death was not unexpected. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 Sunday afternoon.
Volume VLIV, #31, Thursday, July 27, 1922
(East Troy) Mrs. Cassius Holcomb Dies Suddenly at East Troy. Mrs. Elnora Holcombe died quite suddenly at her home in East Troy last evening. She was about 63 and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Pepper of LeRoy, a sister, Mrs. Milton McCrainey of Leroy, and a brother, Uriah Greenough. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 at the home of her daughter and at 2 at the Disciple Church at LeRoy, where she formerly resided. Burial will be in LeRoy.
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(Local News) John K. Campbell, President of the Tioga County Dairymen’s League, died last Saturday at the Blossburg hospital.
(Granville Center News) Mr. Eli Ingraham died at the home of Lester Lindley on Saturday after a short illness. Mr. Ingraham was seventy-seven years old and a soldier of the civil war. He was buried from the Church of Christ on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. H. E. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Leroy Cemetery. (The local news said he died at the home of Mrs. Estella Kelley in Granville township.)
(Canton News) Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Dann attended the funeral of their uncle, Geo. McIntosh, in Williamsport.
Volume VLIV, #33, Thursday, August 10, 1922
Well Known Trojan Dies Unexpectedly.
Charles J. Case, the well-known contractor of this boro, died at his home in Elmira street last Friday evening. On Thursday of the preceding week while working at Ralston, he had an attack of acute indigestion, which was followed by angina pectoris. He was brought home Saturday and suffered greatly up to the hour of dissolution. The second son and third child of Jareb and Louisa S. Case, the deceased was born in Troy township June 19, 1853. In young manhood he worked in the office and as a collector for the Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine Company in Elmira and Buffalo. In 1877 he went to Bradford, in the oil country, and two years later married Josephine Bagen of Portville, who died three years ago. From Feb. 1, 1885, for six years he was associated with F. P. Case and the late Israel S. Leonard in contracting in Troy under the firm name of Case Bros. & Leonard. Since 1891 he has been in business alone. Though blessed with no children of their own, Mr. and Mrs. Case received into their home and hearts two girls who took their name—Adda, now Mrs. Frederick Tanner of Corning, and Winnie Case, at home. He leaves also a brother and sister, Frank P. Case of Troy, and Mrs. Ida L. Greene of Williamsport. Largely attended funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church of which he had long been a member, at 10 Tuesday morning, the Rev. J. J. Golden officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Sylvia Wood died Sunday at Danville, aged 60 years. She is survived by one son, Monroe Wood and three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Fritz, Mrs. Lillian Merrick and Mrs. Lulu Sutton. The funeral was held yesterday morning at the home of her son in Exchange street and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Mrs. Ray Ballard, formerly of Troy, whose home latterly had been with her half-brother, Dr. Elsworth Gamble at Waverly, N.Y, died Sunday night at the Blossburg Cottage State hospital. Death followed a number of years of poor health and a paralytic shock on last Friday. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Besides Dr. Gamble of Waverly, she leaves an own brother and sister, Mrs. R. G. Conde of Chicago, and Dr. Lloyd G. Cole of Blossburg hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:30 afternoon from the Gustin undertaking rooms, this boro, and interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery.
(Local News) Miss Nancy Chase, sister of Daniel Chase, died Wednesday morning at her home in Gillett. The funeral and burial will be at Gillett on Saturday.
The subject of this sketch was born in England, near Liverpool, March 17, 1852, and died at the home of his son, Mar, July 20, 1922. He came to this country when a young man, arriving at Wetona in June, 1871. On Jan. 28, 1880, he married Helen Woodworth, a daughter of the late Ira Woodworth of Harkenssburg, and soon commenced his career as a farmer, at which he proved himself an unqualified success. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Max Allen of Springfield, and two sons—Grover, on the old homestead at Harkness, and Mark, who owns and resides on an adjoining farm.
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(Granville Center News) Mrs. Lucia Warren who suffered a stroke about a week ago passed away Monday night. Mrs. Warren was highly respected. She was a member of the Baptist church of Bailey Corners. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. Seibolt of Leroy officiating assisted by Rev. H. E. Martin.
Volume VLIV, #35, Thursday, August 24, 1922
Justin E. Califf.
Justin E. Califf, a former respected resident of this section, died last Tuesday at Avondale, Pa., where he bought a home about a year ago. He had been in failing health for some months. A native of Smithfield where he was born April 13, 1852, Mr. Califf lived in Smithfield and at Wetona until about 1914 when he moved to Columbia upon the farm now occupied by Henry Boughton. Later he came to the Porter road upon the farm which he sold to Dennis Smith. He married Carrie Mattocks of Springfield, who survives with two sons and a daughter—Harry, with the International Milk Products Company in New York; Mabel, Mrs. Roberts of Landenberg, Pa., and Ellery in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Elmira. The body was brought to Troy and funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Center Street Church of Christ of which he was a member and former Deacon. The Rev. Bryan of Alba, officiated. Internment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Fairview News) Mrs. Sarah Carey, widow of James Carey, died at the home of her son, George Carey, Tuesday, Aug. 15th, after a long illness. She was 64 years old. The funeral was held on Friday. Two children will cherish the memory of a kind mother—George of Mountain Lake, and Edward of Philadelphia.
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Lucia Booth Warren who died Aug. 15, 1922, was born Oct. 28, 1842 in Troy Township. She was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Bailey of Bailey Corners. On daughter, Mrs. Cora Bailey Shirey of Scotdale, Pa., survives from this union. After the death of Mr. Bailey she married Mr. Philander Warren and moved to Granville Center, about the year 1909. She was a good woman a devoted mother loved by all and a faithful member of the Baptist church.
(Local News) Mrs. Caroline Barrett, widow of Thomas Barrett, died at her home in Canton street on Wednesday after a long illness, aged 71 years. She was the mother of Thomas, Charles, Lee and Arthur Barrett, and of Mrs. Emma Baldwin of Troy and Mrs. Maria Youmans of Buffalo. Mrs. Barrett was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 Friday afternoon, and interment will be at East Troy.
(Local News) Joseph Hackett, who until a few years ago made his home in Troy, died Aug. 12 at Elmira from heart trouble. He was 69 years old and is survived by nine children. The funeral was held Tuesday at the church at Newelltown and interment was in that place.
Volume VLIV, #36, Thursday, August 31, 1922
Sudden Death of Paul Lambert White Great Shock.
Paul Lambert White of New Haven, Conn., who married Miss Helen VanKeuren of Troy, two years ago last June 19th, and who with his family at the Robert Packer hospital at Sayre, Pa., August 25, 1922.
Three weeks ago he had an operation for appendicitis from which he was apparently recovering. At 3 Thursday afternoon he was stricken with pulmonary embolism (blood clot) from which he expired early Friday morning. His wife was with Friday morning. His wife was with him. He was conscious to the last.
Mr. White was born in Greensburg, Indiana, July 21, 1890, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. White, now of Indianapolis. He was graduated from Bowdoin College, at Brunswick, Maine in the class of 1914, studied at the Universities of Indiana and Pennsylvania, at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Yale university. Next month he was to have begun his third year as an Instructor in European history at Yale. He was among the first to enter training during the war and served about two and a half years—the last fourteen months over seas as a Captain on the staff of Major General Hale.
He was a young man of fine presence, character and promise, even brilliancy in his profession. He is survived by his wife, baby daughter, his parents and two brothers-Donald, in France and Hal. S., of Indianapolis.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, at 9 Monday morning. The interment on Wednesday was at Greensburg, Ind., where several generations of his family are buried. His Rector, the Rev. Francis Roseboro, came on from New Haven for the funeral. He was assisted by the Rector of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Robert Lee Lewis.
(Local News) John Hallinan died very suddenly Monday evening at his home in Canton. He complained of a pain in his lungs and went upstairs to lie down. In a few minutes his wife found him dead. Death is supposed to have been caused by heart trouble. He was 75 years old, and is survived by five daughters and two sons. The funeral and interment will be in Canton this (Thursday) morning. Mrs. John Croak of this boro, is a niece.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. George Beardsley and their guest, Miss Cora Bowman, who also is a cousin, attended the funeral in Sullivan Tuesday of Mr. Beardsley’s cousin, Mrs. Emma Webster, who expired last Saturday.
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(Sylvania News) The funeral of Irwin Shaddick was held in the Disciple church on Monday forenoon at 10:30. They were many relatives and friends present. Sylvan Lodge of which the deceased was a member was represented by a large delegation.
(Big Pond News) Mr. Platt Covell, one of Big Pond’s oldest residents, passed away at the family home on Wednesday at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his wife and six children. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday; burial in the family cemetery on his farm.
(Local News) Emerson J. Cleveland, well known attorney, died Sunday morning at his home in Canton, following a long and painful illness. He was 66 years old is survived by his wife and two daughters—Mrs. T. B. Sturdevant of Elmira, and Mrs. James B. Holtzworth of Hagerstown, Md. The funeral and interment were in Canton Tuesday afternoon.
Volume VLIV, #38, Thursday, September 14, 1922
Mrs. A. W. Flick.
Mrs. A. W. Flick, who had been confined to her bed for the past four weeks, expired at her home in Elmira street early Tuesday morning. She was 64 years old and is survived by her husband. Of her seven sons three are living, Willis E. of Troy, Fred V. of Athens and Leon C. of Pittsburgh. Milan was killed in the war in France, and Frank, the youngest died in Training Camp, within a short time of each other. Three brothers also survive—B. Frank Beach of Troy, Fred Beach of Olean, N.Y., and Lincoln Beach of Scranton. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years. The funeral at the home this (Thursday) afternoon will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. G. M. Whiting. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
(Granville Summit News) The funeral of Guy Haflett of New York City, formerly of this place, was held at Windfall Monday.
(Local News) Alfred Bardwell, [SRGP 81444] a brother of Theodore Bardwell of Troy township, died yesterday at Bradford, Pa. The body will be brought to Troy for interment, and funeral services will be held at the home of his nephew, Harry Bardwell.
Volume VLIV, #39, Thursday, September 21, 1922
(Local News) Mrs. John P. Sucese and Mr. and Mrs. GrosJean were at Roaring Branch Wednesday to attend the funeral of the former’s sister, Mrs. Henry Howard, who expired Sunday night. Surviving are a son Lawrence Howard, and two sisters, Mrs. Sucese and Mrs. N. S. Denmark of Alpine, N.Y. The interment was at Roaring Branch.
(Local News) Howard H. Roberts, widely known Blossburg businessman, died suddenly in a Buffalo hotel while on a motor trip.
Volume VLIV, #40, Thursday, September 28, 1922
(Local News) Mrs. Sally Ann Barrett, mother of Edward, Hiram, and Cyrus Barrett of troy, was found dead in bead on Thursday morning at Burlington. She was 100 years old last March and the widow of Beaman Barrett. She is survived by eleven children. The funeral was held at the Old Church in Burlington Saturday, and burial was at Burlington.
(Local News) Mrs. Fred Havens died suddenly Wednesday morning at her home on Wednesday morning at her home on the Sylvania road following a stroke of apoplexy. She had not been in good health for a long time but was about the house as usual on Tuesday. She was 47 years old and is survived by her husband and three sons, Oakley, who is attending State College and Emerson and Morris at home. One sister, Mrs. Sarah Bennett, of Troy, also survives. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 10 o’clock at the home. The Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania will officiate and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #41, Thursday, October 5, 1922
Asleep on Track Flagman DeBosier is Fatally Injured.
Richard W. DeBosier, a flagman on the local freight, was fatally injured on the curve north of the Paine crossing in Troy Tuesday afternoon and died between 7:30 and 8 o’clock at the Arnot Ogden hospital in Elmira, to which Dr. J. W. Phillips, the Company physician, accompanied him. He is supposed to have fallen asleep on the track. Engineer Timothy Crotter of the passenger train going north at 4:40 saw him but not in time to stop his train and avert the accident.
DeBousier was thirty years old and had been in the railroad employ for some time. His home was in Canton where he leaves a wife, mother, and child sixteen months old. He was a man of exemplary character and his death is sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends.
(Granville Summit News) Much sympathy is expressed for Mrs. Bowman Converse and children, formerly of this place, on account of the death of the husband and father.
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Encell Williams who has been in poor health for the past two years and has been confined to her bed since January, entered into rest on Sunday afternoon at her home. Mrs. Williams leaves her husband and six children to mourn her loss.
(Local News) Word has been received here of the death at Canton, O., of D. A. Seabury, father of Mrs. Geo. Webb. Mrs. Webb has been with her father for several weeks.
(Local News) Mrs. Ruth McMahan, widow of the late Hurley McMahan died at her home in Smithfield following a long illness. She is survived by two daughters--Mrs. Louis Bourdette of Smithfield, and Mrs. Ray Mattocks of Springfield, and a son Ulysses Fanning, on the home farm. The funeral was held on Tuesday and interment was in the Leona cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #42, Thursday, October 12, 1922
(Granville Center News) Mr. Edward Lindley who has been in poor health for some time, passed away late last Saturday evening at the home of his son-in-law, Robert Knowlden. Mr. Lindley was fifty-five years old, and a well known farmer of this section. He leaves three daughters, two brothers, and one sister besides many friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock. Music was furnished by the Christian church choir with Rev. H. E. Martin officiating. Interment was made in East Canton cemetery. Those in attendance from out of town were Mrs. Merrick Jones of Elmira: Mrs. Carrie Freeman of Grover; Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marquart, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, Miss Cora Crandle and Mr. George Crandle, Mace Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Freeman of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Larcom of Troy.
(Wetona News) Mrs. Fred Havens, a life-long resident of Wetona with the exception of a few recent years, passed away very suddenly Sept. 27. Mary Jackson Havens was an ideal wife and mother and has been sadly missed in this community since leaving for her home near Troy. We sincerely regret the passing of a woman of the sterling qualities possessed by our departed sister, and we extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luckey were called to Washington, D. C., Saturday by the serious illness of the latter’s brother, Dr. Frank Lawrence following an operation, who died before they reached his bedside.
(Local News) Mrs. Oliver Phillips died Friday evening at her home in Troy township aged 73 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Leonard Montgomery of Athens, Mrs. James Cowl of Troy Township and Mrs. William Wheeler of Elmira. Mrs. C. J. Rockwell and Mrs. J. H. Strickland of Nicholson, are sisters of Mrs. Phillips who leases also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday at her home, the Rev. N. Johnstone officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #43, Thursday, October 19, 1922
Robert E. VanSickel Passes Away.
Robert Emmett VanSyckel, whose health had been gradually giving way to leakage of the heart for ten years, died at the family home in Canton street at 3 last Friday afternoon, Mr. VanSyckel was a native of Philadelphia. He was born August 24, 1863. In 1875 his widowed mother moved to Canton, where he grew to manhood. On Dec. 16, 1891, he married Miss Josephine Pomeroy Mitchell, of Troy who survives. About 1894 they moved to Troy where the deceased became identified with the Pomeroy & Mitchell bank, now the First National, of which he was Vice-President when he withdrew from active business four years ago. He had long been a member of the Presbyterian church and of various Masonic bodies including the commandery. His geniality had won him a wide acquaintance and many friends. Besides his wife he leaves two children, Madeline who married last July to Dr. Oliver K. Reed of Philadelphia, and Robert E., who is a student at Jefferson medical college, Philadelphia, and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Parsons of Canton. The funeral was held at the home at 2 Monday afternoon, his pastor, the Rev. Edward P. Morse, officiating. Interment was in the Pomeroy-Mitchell vault in Glenwood cemetery.
(Canton News) Mrs. Lucy Crawford, 78 years old, widow of the late Hugh Crawford, died Tuesday morning in the Williamsport hospital, where she was taken when she fractured her him by a fall at her home in Main Street on Friday afternoon.
Canton News) Harry E. Griffin, until about 12 years ago a well known business man of Canton, died Wednesday of last week at his home in Loss Altos, Calif. He was 65 years old and is survived by his wife, three daughters and one son, on brother, Prof. Jas. O. Griffin of Leland Stanford University and two sisters, Alice, who resided with him and Mrs. George Bristol of Canton.
Volume VLIV, #44, Thursday, October 26, 1922
Miss Minnie Fraley, who had just returned from a visit to her cousin, Mrs. Warren Seeley in this boro, died suddenly Monday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jesse Sumner, in Smithfield. She was 47 years old and had been in poor health for several years. Formerly she was a teacher in West Burlington. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Eliza Fraley, two sisters, Mrs. Sumner and Mrs. Chas. Allyn, a brother, Harry Fraley all of East Smithfield and a brother, Carl Fraley, of Trenton, N.J. The funeral and burial will be in Smithfield this Thursday afternoon.
Volume VLIV, #45, Thursday, November 2, 1922
(Local News) Sumner Leonard of Alba, a brother of Clarendon Leonard of Troy, died last Saturday at the Blossburg hospital, following two paralytic shocks, the first last June or July. Mr. Leonard was 66, and a native of Leona. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons and two daughters—Allen of Millport, N.Y.; Earl of Leolyn; Edward of Alba and Mrs. Osmer Watkins of Mansfield and Mrs. Chas. Cole of Armenia. The funeral was held at the home in Alba, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. C. Bryan officiating and interment was in the Alba cemetery.
Mrs. Daniel Compton died very suddenly last Friday morning at her home in Center Street from acute indigestion. She was about as usual on Thursday, and called on a neighbor shortly before retiring for the night. She was the last survivor of the family of the late Orrin Ruggles of Sullivan where she was born Jan. 5, 1839. Since her marriage to Mr. Compton on March 31, 1858, she had been a resident of Troy, a devoted wife and mother, kind, sympathetic neighbor and for many years a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Compton died some years ago. The surviving members of their family are Miss Anna D. Compton at home, Mrs. Frank Price of Montour Falls; Mrs. Fayette B. Pomeroy of Troy; F. Burton Compton of Tamaqua and Harry W. Compton of Bethlehem, Pa. The funeral from the home at 2 Monday afternoon was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Edward P. Morse, and interment was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
Volume VLIV, #46, Thursday, November 9, 1922
Former Trojan Found Dead in Bed.
Dr. James M. Tobin, a native of Troy was found dean in bed Saturday morning at his home in St. Marys. Death was due to heart failure. He had been a dentist in St. Mary’s for several years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Alice and Rose Mary Tobin, his mother, Mrs. Catherine Tobin of Ridgeway, one brother, Albert Tobin of St. Marys, and three sisters, Miss Rose Tobin of Ridway, Mrs. A. J. Helfirsch of Kittaning, Pa., and Miss Dorothy Tobin, a nurse of Baltimore, Md. He was a nephew of Miss Alice Grimes and Mrs. John McLane of Ridgway, both known here, and of Mrs. J. E. Snedeker of this boro. The remains were brought to Troy Monday evening, and funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. John’s church, the Rev. John Butler, of Stroudsburg, a cousin, officiating. Interment was in St. John’s cemetery.
Death of Mrs. Ruth R. McMahan.
Mrs. Ruth McMahan died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Bourdette, September 30, 1922. She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Woodworth, born in Bainbridge, N.Y., November 29, 1841, and came with her parents to Springfield when a young child.
In 1861 she was united in marriage to Newton Fanning of Leona, who died in 1877. In 1881 she was married to Hurley McMahan of Troy, who died in 1915. She leaves three children by the former marriage, U. W. Fanning of Leona; Mrs. Edith Bourdette of East Smithfield; Mrs. Bertha Mattocks of Springfield also four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. One sister, Mrs. Clara Porter of Troy and a brother, Charles Woodworth of Loretta, Nebraska.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gardner of East Smithfield at the Leona M. E. church. Burial at Leona cemetery.
(Local News) Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Morse were called to Watseka, Ill., by the death of the latter’s brother, John Hamilton. The Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania conducted services in the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning in the absence of Mr. Morse.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Preston and family attended the funeral in Galeton on Tuesday of the latter’s mother, Mrs. E. E. White, who died at the home of her son after a long illness.
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(Granville Summit News) Notice has been received of the death of Sidney C. VanHorn formerly of this place and who hand many relatives in this vicinity at his home in McMumville, Ore., Nov. 3, 1922. Mr. VanHorn was born in Troy township June 4, 1846, the oldest son of Luther and Esther VanHorn. He was a veteran of the Civil war and his funeral was under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic. In early manhood he married Miss Julia Williams and later removed to Nebraska where having no children of their own, they adopted a son and two daughters who with his wife survive him. He leaves also two sisters, Mrs. L. O. Harris of Granville Summit and Mrs. F. W. Hanscom of East Troy.
(Local News) Mrs. Jane Taft who passed out of life at Osceola, Tioga County, aged 101, left sixty-six grandchildren.
(Fairview News) The funeral of Mrs. Lee Kenyon (Elma Whitehead) of Laddsburg,, was held at the Mountain Lake church, Saturday afternoon and interment was at Mountain Lake. Several from this place and Vroman Hill attended as Mrs. Kenyon’s girlhood home was here.
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Robert A. Ballard.
Robert A. Ballard, last of the large family of Ira P. and Fanny Beach Ballard, died on the old homestead on Mount Pisgah last Saturday after a long illness. His own immediate family-wife and three sons-also preceded him to the great beyond. The only survivors are nieces and nephews and five grandchildren and a great grandchild—Reginald Ballard and Mrs. Frances Granger of Sayre; Loraine, Jack and Kenneth Ballard of Elmira; and James Earl Ballard of Sayre. Mr. Ballard was born in Troy Feb. 6, 1843, and for many years had been a respected member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday, his former pastor, the Rev. Sears, now of Ulster, officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery.
(East Troy News) Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Harpster and son of Linfield, Pa., Fred Packard of Rochester; Edwin Scott of Williamsport; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wheeler and Mr. Merritt Wheeler of Hornell and Mrs. Chas. Rolison of Dundee, were called here by the death of Mrs. Sarah E. Scott on last Thursday.
(Fairview News) Word was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Ezra Johnson at her home at Rushford, N.Y. Mrs. Johnson had many relatives and friends in this vicinity who were saddened to hear the news. Besides her husband she leaves six children.
(Local News) Edgar J. Everitt, who died last Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace Wood at Snedekers, was the father also of Charles W. Everitt of Columbia Cross Roads, Clyde L. Everitt of Gillett and Mrs. Lynn Robert of Friendship, N.Y. Mr. Everitt was 72, a native of Cayuga county, N.Y., but passed most of his life at Covington, where he enjoyed the respect of all who knew him.
(Local News) Boley T. Thomas died Sunday afternoon at his home in Canton following an illness of about two weeks. He is survived by his wife, who was Julia Williams, sister of Mrs. Edward Beardslee of this boro, one daughter, Mrs. May McKee of Canton township and three brothers, Henry Thomas of Canton, and Alvin and Meade Thomas of Troy. Mr. Thomas was 68 years old and with the exception of a few years in Troy township he had always lived in Canton. He was a member of the Disciple church. The funeral was held yesterday at the home and interment was in Beech Flats cemetery.
(Local News) Breese V. Straight, a miller for many years of Mansfield, dropped dead at his work in the Washburn-Crosby plant in Buffalo Nov. 126th. He was 58 and is survived by his wife and 5 children.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Simpson of this boro and Lawrence Grist of Sayles, were called to Washington, D. C., last Friday by the death of their brother, Burt Grist. Mr. Grist had recently submitted to an operation and was soon to have another. He was 52 years old and a former resident of Sayles.
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(Sylvania News) Mrs. Marion Borden after some what lingering illness died at the home here on Saturday evening. The funeral was held from the family home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Figart officiating. The Rebeckahs attended in body.
(East Troy News) Mr. Robert Ballard passed away at his home on Pisgah Saturday morning aged 80 years. The funeral was held Monday afternoon and burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) The long courageous fight of Miss Dorothy Bullock against tuberculosis ended in release of the spirit at noon on Tuesday in Elmira. She was a nurse in training when stricken three years ago, a daughter of Mrs. J. C. Bullock, a member of the Baptist church, and a girl of unusual sweetness of character. Funeral services will be held at the home in Elmira on Friday and interment will be at Columbia Cross Roads. Her mother, a sister and three brothers survive. She was a granddaughter of Furman Bullock of this boro.
(Local News) Mrs. Sanford Smith of Sylvania expired Wednesday morning at the home of Fred Waldo where she went a week ago from her own home, for the winter months. Her only relatives are four step-grandchildren—Clark Smith of Rochester, Mrs. H. T. B. Gustin of Troy, Mrs. T. W. Pitt of Elmira and Morris Smith of Troy. Funeral arrangements had not been made when this was written.
(Local News) Choral L. Webber of Gilbertville, N.Y., who was instantly killed when his Ford went off a bridge down an 8-foot embankment last Sunday morning was a nephew of Mrs. Darius Kniffin and a brother of Mrs. Lee Joralemon of Troy township. He was a son of Charles Webber, one time of Troy, now of Unadilla, N.Y., and respected by all who knew him. He leaves also a brother and two other married sisters.
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(Local News) Mattie E. Robinson Johnson, sister of Street Commissioner Horace Robinson of this boro, died November 14 at her home in East Rushford, N.Y. She was born in Granville May 22, 1874 and was united in marriage to E. H. Johnson on March 4, 1891. Besides Mr. Robinson she is survived by her husband, three daughters and three sons. Her father, R. Robinson of West Burlington survives and a sister, Mrs. Burt Bodine of Smithfield. Her home paper speaks of Mrs. Johnson as a woman of ceaseless activity, a singer of no mean accomplishment, one who forgetting self, was never happier than when ministering to others.
(Local News) The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Handran, who died Friday, was held at St. John’s Church Monday morning. Rev. J. J. Golden officiated and interment was in the family plot in St. John’s cemetery. Mrs. Handran was 80 and came to Troy about 60 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Jones, of Elmira and two sons, M. J. Handran and J. J. Handran, both of Troy and four grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Morris Reidy of Troy, also survives.
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(Windfall News) The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rauscher died Sunday morning and was buried in the cemetery here Tuesday afternoon.
(Fairview News) The funeral of Mrs. Ezra Smith was held Sunday afternoon at the home, and at the church at Bailey Corners. Mrs. Smith had been ill since last March. Besides her husband she leaves one son, Clyde, of LeRoy and a number of Grandchildren.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morse, Mrs. Samuel Williams and Mr. R. V. Greenough attended the funeral in Penn Yan on Tuesday of their cousin, Mrs. John Joralemon, who died Friday, following a paralytic stroke while on a visit to her son in Cortland.
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Former Leona Man Instantly Killed When Car Skids.
A special dispatch to the Philadelphia North American from Atlantic City, under date of Sunday gives the following particulars of the death of former resident of Leona:
Benjamin M. Griffith, formerly of Bethlehem, Pa., and since last May employed at Pleasantville, was instantly killed today when a Reading express from Camden demolished his automobile at the new road crossing on the main land. His neck was broken.
Griffith was on his way to visit relatives in Glassboro. He was riding alone. There was no watchman on the crossing, but tracks showed the automobile had skidded for twenty feet or more, leading to the belief that Griffith had made futile efforts to stop the machine.
The train stopped, and two physicians aboard declared death had been instantaneous.
Mr. Griffith was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Griffith of Leona. He is survived by his wife and five daughters. The funeral will be held at his home in Bethlehem this (Thurs.) afternoon.
Mrs. Fannie Maxwell Long.
Mrs. Fannie Maxwell Long, a lifelong resident of Troy, expired at her home in West Main street at 6:30 Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Long had been in failing health for a year or more. She was confined to her bed about three weeks. Death was due to acute embolitis. Mrs. Long was born March 3, 1852, the only daughter of Thomas and Eliza Ballard Maxwell, prominent Trojans of their day. She was the last of her family, an only brother Percy Maxwell, having died some years ago. A crushing sorrow to her was the death of her only child, a daughter, Miss Irene Long, in 1915. In girlhood she enjoyed the advantages of Miss Kootz’s fashionable school in Philadelphia where and in social circles at home she was known for her beauty and vivacity. The kindness of heart and leadership which were part of heart and leadership which were part of her heritage found years in many directions. Maxwell Chapter of the Easter Star, of which she was the first Matron, was named for her, she had been for a number of years President of the Progress Club, and the Presbyterian church numbered her among its staunchest supporters. She will be greatly missed by her neighbors and large circle of acquaintances. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Edward P. Morse, her neighbor and pastor officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. W. W. Beaman, Harry S. Mitchell, J. C. Blackwell, Leon Manley, George F. Case and P. S. King.
Mrs. Judson A. Whipple.
A long span of life was granted Mrs. Judson A. Whipple of LeRoy, whose death on Sunday, Dec. 106th followed five weeks of much suffering from a fractured hip. Born Sept. 12, 1846, she lacked but two days of completing the third month of her 77th year. Eight children revere her memory as mother—Mrs. Clara Schambacker, Charles, Arthur and George Whipple and Mrs. Lena Hoclombe, Fred of Granville; Mrs. Mary Rundle of Romulus, N.Y., and Mrs. Nettie Gilbert of West Burlington. From girlhood she had been identified with the Disciple church. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday,. The Rev. N. Johnstone of Troy, officiating. Interment was at LeRoy.
(East Troy News) Mrs. A. F. VanHorn received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Julius Phillips of Elmira passed away on Sunday morning. The funeral was Wednesday afternoon.
(East Troy News) Mrs. Chas. Greeno received word on Monday of the death of a relative Mr. Charles McIntosh who dropped dead in New York city.
(Local News) Allen Peterson, a well known colored barber of Mansfield for many years, died last week Tuesday at the Blossburg hospital after a long illness. He is survived by an adopted son, Harry Peterson, the only colored boy ever graduated from the Mansfield Normal school.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. H. T. B. Gustin attended the funeral in Elmira last Friday of W. C. Harrington, a well known undertaker of that city.
(Local News) Mrs. Julius Phillips, mother of Dr. J. W. Phillips of this boro, died Sunday morning at the family home in Elmira. She was 70 years old and besides Dr. Phillips is survived by her husband and another son, Arthur H. Phillips of Elmira, a sister and brother, Mrs. Julia E. Smith and Mr. Hiram G. Ward, both of troy. The funeral was held at her late home Wednesday afternoon and interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
(Local News) Charles McIntosh, formerly of Canton, an uncle of Merton Greenough of this boro, died suddenly at the home in Brooklyn of his nephew, W. T. Sterling. He was about 70 years old and formerly was in the lumber business at Emporium. He is survived by a son and daughter. The funeral and interment were in Brooklyn.
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Mrs. Frederick W. Hovey.
Mrs. Frederick W. Hovey passed away at her home in this boro Friday evening, Dec. 22, 1922 after an illness of four weeks.
Josephine C. Bell was born in Owego, N.Y., January 8, 1845. She was the youngest of a family of six children, four boys and two girls, of whom she was the last survivor. Her father, Joseph C. Bell, died before she was born, and the care and training of the large family devolved entirely upon her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Campbell Bell, the later years of whose life were passed in the home of her daughter in this place.
Mrs. Hovey’s education was obtained in the Owego academy, and to Miss Eastman’s private school. In the latter institution she specialized in the art department. Her marriage Frederick W. Hovey, the golden anniversary of which was celebrated three years ago took place in Owego September 28, 1869. A year and a half later, in the spring of 1871, she and her husband removed to Troy, which has ever since been their home. On coming to Troy Mrs. Hovey at once identified herself with the religious, social, and educational interest of her adopted home. Having become a communicant member of the Presbyterian church of Owego in her girlhood, she, in company with her husband, immediately transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church here, and became one of its most active and devoted members. Her husband and three children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. The children are Albert F. Hovey of Pittsburgh, Theodore C. Hovey of New York, and Ethel B. Hovey of Troy. These with Mrs. Theodore Hovey, were all present at the funeral. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the family home on Centre street, and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. P. Morse. The interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
(Local News) James M. Parmenter, a native and life long respected resident of Springfield, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Allen, at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. He was 81 years old. His wife survives, one daughter, Mrs. Allen, and two sons—Floyd of Elkland and Brenton of Columbia Cross Roads. The funeral will be held at the Allen home at 2 Friday afternoon, the Rev. N. Johnstone of Troy officiating. Interment will be in Grover Hill Cemetery.
(Local News) Abram Utter who had been in failing health for the past five years expired at his home near Sylvania on Thursday evening. He was 71 years old and is survived by his wife and four sons, William of Willawanna, Daniel of Jackson Summit, Edward of Columbia and S. J. Utter at home. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 at the home. The Rev. J. C. Figart will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
Mrs. Ezra O. Smith.
Mrs. Mary Ann Foster Smith wife of Ezra O. Smith, died at her home in Granville township, Thursday evening, December 7, at six thirty o’clock at the age of 75 years, two months, and four days.
The deceased is survived by her husband, one son Clyde E. of LeRoy, nine grandchildren, Lloyd P. Smith of Ithaca, N. Y.; Mrs. Mary Evans of Granville township; Howard J. Smith of Troy; Mrs. Lena Coon of Granville township; Raymond Smith of Los Angeles, Cal.; Eva, Ida, Belle, Lucy and Ezra Smith of LeRoy and by six great grandchildren; also by a half-sister, Mrs. Etta Walborn of Sayre and a half-brother, John Foster of Bunyan Hill.
Prayer service was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock and at the Baptist church at Bailey Corners at 2 o’clock. Rev. Bryan of Alba officiated.
The funeral was largely attended and the flowers were many and beautiful, showing the high esteem with which Mrs. Smith was held.