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ANGELINE BRACE McCabe - At 3 o’clock last Friday afternoon, an hour and a half after the death of Mrs. Hollis, in the same street, occurred the death of Mrs. Charles McCabe, following many years of suffering from rheumatism, at her home in Elmira Street. Mrs. McCabe was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brace of Springfield. She was 58 years old and had been a resident of Troy since soon after her marriage. Her husband survives and six children—Charles, of Philadelphia; Harry of Penn Yan; Mrs. Truman Morse, of Elmira; and Mrs. Charles Ludington, and Miss Laura and Miss Jeannette McCabe of Troy. The funeral was at the home on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. E. P. Morse officiating. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1912
EBAN C. BRACE (SRGP 10340)
Eben C. Brace, 68, of 84 North Main St.,Mansfield, died Saturday, July 13, 1985 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born at Mansfield June 16, 1917, he was a son of LaVerne and Hazel Ruggles Brace. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and served 12 years as church treasurer. Mr. Brace was a member of Mansfield Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, Friendship Lodge 247 F&AM, and Coudersport Consistory. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Lettie Austin; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Betsy) and Elvin (Joe) Kuhl, Mansfield; grandson, Elwin Arthur Kuhl and granddaughter, Andrea Lea Kuhl; nephews Gerald and David Austin; nieces, Barbara Wolcott, Janet Widger and Diane Fredericy; sister-in-law, Martha Brace Stafford. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Scuremans, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. James T. Dawes, his pastor, officiated.
BRACE, Martha - (SRGP 59369) MRS. LLOYD WOLFE
Mrs. Martha Brace Wolfe, 39, of Austinville, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ithaca, following an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Wolfe, two children, Josephine Brace and Lloyd Churchill Wolfe, all of Austinville, Pa.; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. McKean Brace of Springfield, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Harry Keyes of Troy, Pa. The funeral will be held at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brace at Springfield, Pa., Monday at 2 p.m. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.(handwritten on article 1931)
BRACE –MARTHA BRACE WOLFE (SRGP 59369)–Mrs. Wolfe Fatally injured near Newfield, N.Y. Five Others Injured When Car Leaves Road and Overturns. Martha Brace Wolfe, 39, wife of Lloyd Wolfe and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McKean Brace was fatally injured last Thursday morning (Aug. 13, 1931) about nine o’clock when a car driven by Robert Broderick failed to make a turn at a detour near Newfield, N.Y. left the road and overturned several times. Her death, which shocked and saddened the entire Troy Community, came in the Ithaca Memorial Hospital at eleven a.m., soon after she was admitted. Others in the car were her husband, Lloyd Wolfe, prominent Columbia Township cattle breeder, their eleven year old son, Lloyd Churchill Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, Mansfield, and the driver, Mr. Broderick. The party was on its way to Cortland to attend the Cortland Fair, where Merrill Broderick, a brother of the driver, exhibited cattle. The others were more of less serious injured and were taken to the Ithaca Hospital. According to report, the car rounded a turn, which brought it to a sharp detour around a bridge. The machine got out of control, plunged over a 25-foot embankment rolled over two or three times and crushed the occupants beneath it. W. h. Hicks, drive of Elmira-Ithaca bus, took three members of the party to the Ithaca hospital, the drive of a coupe took a fourth and the hospital ambulance picked up the other two. Mrs. Wolfe, prominent in the affairs of the section in which she lived, is survived by her husband, two children, Josephine Brace and Lloyd Churchill, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McKean Brace, Springfield Township, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Keyes, Troy. The funeral was held from the Brace home Monday at two with burial in Glenwood Cemetery here. –Troy Gazette Register
McKean BRACE Dies; Had First Marriage License Issued in This
County [Oct. 3, 1949]
McKean Brace, 84, prominent Springfield Township farmer for over 50 years, died at his home in Troy Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Brace was born in Springfield Township and spent nearly all of his life there, moving to Troy several years ago. He was a member of Troy Grange for 63 years and was also a member of the Springfield Universalist Church. With his wife, the former Eva Gates, he recently celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary. They were the first couple to obtain a marriage license in Bradford County. Survivors besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Harry Keyes of Troy; a brother, Frank Brace of Sayre; two grandchildren, Josephine Wolfe of Columbus, O., and Lloyd Wolfe, Jr., of Elmira; two great grandchildren and two nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Orey Crippen of Roseville and Rev. Arthur Morey of Troy will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood cemetery, Troy.
BRACE McKean-well known retired farmer, died in his Canton Street home Sunday, Oct 2 (1949) He was one of Springfield Township’s leading farmers until his retirement three years ago when he moved to Troy. He was a native of Springfield Township, being born there September 25, 1865, the son of Stephen and Lucille Smith Brace. On August 31, 1887, he married Eva May Gates. They were the first couple to be issued a marriage license in Bradford County. Mr. and Mrs. Brace then moved to the 107 acre farm on the highway, which links Bentley Creek to the Columbia Cross Rds-Springfield Road. They cleared the land and built the buildings that are standing on that farm today. “Mac” as he was familiarly known, was a widely recognized breeder of short horn or Durham cattle. To the Braces, two daughters were born, Kathryn (Mrs. Harry J Keyes) and Martha (the late Mrs. Lloyd S Wolfe) Mr. Brace was a member of the Troy Grange for 63 years and a member of the Springfield Universalist Church, beside his widow and a daughter, Mr. Keyes, he is survived by two grandchildren, Josephine B Wolfe, Columbus, Ohio and Lloyd Wolfe Jr, Elmira, NY.; two great grandchildren, Douglas Wolfe and Dennis Wolfe, Elmira, NY; a brother, Frank Brace, Athens. Largely attended funeral services were held from the Soper & Vickery funeral home. Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. Arthur Morey officiating with burial in Glenwood cemetery, Troy.
BRACE Wilma Betty MACDONALD, age 75, of Philadelphia, PA died on November 17, 1999 in Philadelphia, PA. She was born on May 28, 1924 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of Lewis and Leah (Cline) Brace. Betty attended the Frist Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. She was a waitress at the former Cross trail Restaurant in Mansfield, PA for over 10 years. Betty assisted the Boy Scouts in her local community and enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her mother, Leah Brace, Troy, PA; sister, Shirley E. Brace of Troy; cousins, John (Betty) Cline of Rochester, NY; and numerous friends. She is predeceased by her father, Lewis Brace. Graveside services were held November 20 at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy with the Rev. David McIntire of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, November 25, 1999
BRAMAN –ETHEL (MRS. HORACE B. POMEROY) - (1931) aged 48, of 550 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, was instantly killed about five-thirty p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th, when the automobile, she was driving to Troy for Thanksgiving with relatives, skidded and crashed into a tree near Kanona, about four miles this side of Bath, NY. Mr. Pomeroy, son of the late C. B. and Mrs. Pomeroy, and brother of John, Edwin and Fayette B. Pomeroy preceded Mrs. Pomeroy in another car and arrived in Troy without knowledge of the accident. A telephone call from the Bath hospital brought news of the shocking tragedy. Mr. Pomeroy and his brother, Fayette B. Pomeroy left at once for Bath. As Mrs. Pomeroy wished to return to Buffalo before Mr. Pomeroy, they left Buffalo in two machines. Mr. Pomeroy and their son, Braman 10, in the first car and Mrs. Pomeroy and their daughter, Josephine, 14 in another. Between Buffalo and Bath, Braman complained of the cold and was taken into the car with his mother. The two cars stopped at a filling station in Kanona and Mr. Pomeroy started on to Troy. As Mrs. Pomeroy, who was an expert driver, came to the juncture of the concrete and macadam road at the Cohocton River, her car skidded on the light snow of last Wednesday and crashed into a tree, fatally injuring her. Josephine, who was in the front seat with her, suffered a concussion of the brain and was badly bruised and jarred. Braman, who was in the rear seat, escaped uninjured. Mrs. Pomeroy was dead when the Bath hospital was reached. The body was taken to Buffalo, were funeral services were held from her late home Saturday. Interment was in the family plot at Glenwood Cemetery on Sunday. Mrs. Pomeroy, daughter of Chester A. Braman of New York was active in club and church affairs in Buffalo and her untimely death saddened the Thanksgiving season in many Troy homes. She is survived by Mr. Pomeroy, three sons, Horace Jr., and Lawrence, students at Yale University, Braman and one daughter, Josephine. In the party, which came from Buffalo with the body of Mrs. Pomeroy were: Mr. Pomeroy, Horace Jr. and Lawrence, Mr. Emory Tucker, Mr. Russell Hutton, of the firm of Schoellkolpf, Hutton & Pomeroy, Mr. Pomeroy’s Buffalo firm.
BRASINGTON Eugene W. Brasington
age 78, of Troy died peacefully Sunday evening Jan. 27, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira with his loving family by his side. He was born Sept. 14, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Eugene and Charlotte (McNay) Brasington. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Kenneth Brasington. In 1958 he began a long career in automobiles at McClure Motors Ford in Troy, later at Genes Machines in Canton, Calkins Motors in Troy and with Williams Auto in Towanda and Wyalusing. He achieved many honors in the Ford Sales community including a long position in The 500 Club. In his youth he enjoyed gymnastics while growing up in Cincinnati. He loved golfing as a member of Corey Creek Country Club, ping-pong and snowmobiling. His years in the Troy Lions Club included serving in officer positions, and he particularly enjoyed his comedy skit performances in the minstrel shows. He was also active in the early years of The Armenia Mountain Snowmobile Club. Known by each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as loving and caring, his memory will live on and his presence will be missed. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ona of 57 years; loving children, Thomas (Michelle) Brasington of Perkiomenville, David Brasington of Ft. Lauderdale, William (Joie) of Troy; brothers, Douglas (Linda) of Maryland and Timothy Brasington of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Sarah, Linda (Ken McIlhinney), Lisa, Amanda (Mark Prekup), Kimberly, Thomas, Katherine, Alexandra; five great-grandchildren Angelo, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Ethan and Jackson along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. The public is invited to attend services at The First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947 on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services begin at noon with Reverend Zuber. A private family burial service is planned in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St. Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flower memorials, it is the family's wishes to support The First Baptist Church of Troy in the memory of Eugene William Brasington. Towanda Daily Review - January 30, 2013
HARLAND F. BREWER, 96, of Troy, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Troy Hospital where he received the utmost love and care. He was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Frederick and Pearl (Burgess) Brewer. He retired from the New York State Department of Corrections as Head Nurse after several years of dedicated service. He will be laid to rest with his beloved Harriett Marie (Baldwin) Brewer in the Glenwood Cemetery Troy, Pa., at the convenience of his family. –Towanda Daily Review 9/16/2014
BREZZIE – Mrs. Jane Brezzie Blakeslee- died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L J Ballard of Troy, Pa. Friday morning, October 15, 1909. Hers was a long life. Jane Brezzie was born in Lansingburg, on the Hudson River, NY, October 12, 1812, and was ninety-seven years old. In 1837 she was married in Baltimore to John Gurnsey Blakeslee and they went to the then “out west” to make their home. They settled in Delphi on the Wabash, Indiana. After three years residence there, because of ill health and acting on the advice of her physician, they came to Pennsylvania and located in West Burlington. The trip was made by boat down the Wabash River and up the Ohio to Pittsburgh then overland by stage to Bradford County. The section was largely wilderness then and Mr. Blakeslee entered into the lumber business, building the first steam sawmill in this part of the country. Two sons and three daughters were born to them. The sons were named Orthellon G. and Oscar E., enlisted in the United States Army, August 8, 1862, took part in the engagement at Antietam or Sharpsburg, and a few weeks afterward were taken sick with typhoid fever and died in the army hospital. The daughters, Mrs. J P Fletcher of Chattanooga, TN, Mrs. J P Sadler of Syracuse, NY and Mrs. L J Ballard of Troy, with whom Mrs. Blakeslee had made her home a few months prior to her death, mourn her loss. Thirty-nine years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Blakeslee united with the Methodist church at East Troy. The year following, Mr. Blakeslee passed over to the church “Triumphant”. During all the life of her widowhood Mrs. Blakeslee lived a Christian life, devoted and loyal to the church. Her going was peaceful and sweet in its hope.
BRIAN - FULLER, CLARA BRIAN, Services for Clara Brian Fuller, 95, Troy, were held Dec. 31 at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. George W. Ogden Jr., officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Fuller died Dec. 28, 1983 at Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was born July 24, 1888 in Sugar Hill, PA., daughter of James and Jennie Holt. She attended Sylvania Church of Christ. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. John (Maude) Wencil of Ashtabula, Ohio, Mrs. Harland (Helen) Dean of Wellsboro and Ruth Morgan of Troy; sons, Thomas Brian of Osceola, Ronald Brian of Troy, and Wade Brian of Coudersport; sisters, Hazel Ward of Angola, N.Y., and Evelyn Gustofson of Sunnyside, WA.; brothers, Carl Holt of Brockway and Gordon Holt of Brookville, PA.; 31 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Geraldine Brian of Clarendon and Ruthadelle Vosick of Eldred, PA; son-in-law James Morris of Rockway, PA. (TGR 05 JAN 1984)
BRISTOL - Charles F. Bristol, age 72, of Granville Summit, Pa., diedon Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family to join his beloved wife, Louise. He was born Jan. 10, 1937, at Armenia Mountain, Pa., next to the church they now call Olde Covert Church. He was the son of the late Merle and Susan (Springer) Bristol. He and the former Louise B. Perry were married Feb. 9, 1957. Charles was a hard-working man, having been employed by Case Sawmill, the Stocking Factory, Troy Engine and Ajax Machine Shop in Sayre, Pa. He worked 20 years at Swayze Folding Box until it closed its doors. Charles also worked at Milky Way Farms for 10 years, and following that he retired. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding his four-wheeler, his snowmobile and making apple cider with his own cider press — his press is currently owned and used by the East Canton Apple & Cheese Festival. Charles liked his new Ford truck, camping and spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoyed doing things for others. Charles was a member of the Armenia Mountain Snowmobile Club. Survivors include his son, David Bristol, at home; three daughters, Judy Bristol, at home, Linda and Earl Scott of Troy, Pa., and Lois Bryant and fiancée Dave Wolf of Standing Stone, Pa.; grandchildren Michelle, Cindy, Charley, Linda and Raymond; great-grandchildren Alexa, Addison Louise and Cayden; a sister, Madeline Sjoblom of Troy; two brothers, Merle V. Bristol of Eatonville, Wash., Donald Bristol of Highland, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Louise B. Perry, on April 5, 2003; twin sons Ronald and Donald Bristol; sons Charles Jr. and Leroy Bristol; and two brothers, Robert F. Bristol, on July 5, 1999, and James E. Bristol, in October 2003. Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Marple officiating. Committal and interment will be held 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials are directed to the Olde Covert Church, Troy, PA 16947; Windfall Church, RR 1, Box 175 Granville Summit, PA 16926; or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154 Towanda, PA 18848. RHW 20 March 2009 Towanda Daily Review
ROBERT F. BRISTOL, 70, life-long resident of Armenia Mountain, died Monday, July 5, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born November 2, 1928 at Armenia Mountain, the son of the later Verner M. and Susan (Springer) Bristol. Robert was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Morgan Brothers in Troy then went to work at Ribstone Silos, Troy as an equipment installer. Afterwards he worked for many years at the Troy Vets Club as a bartender, from which he retired. He was Past Commander and life-long member at Troy VFW Post #8675, member of Morris Run American Legion #167, Canton Moose Lodge #429, the National Rifle Association, and was an active bowler at terrace Lanes Bowling Center. Mr. Bristol was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force during World War II and the Korean conflict. During his service wit the Air Force he received the Asiatic Campaign Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Training Small Arms Marksman Medal, Air Force Overseas United Nations Service Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal, Nation Defense Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and the Unit Award for American Defense. He is survived by his former wife, Joyce Cronk Lenton of Troy, daughters Betty S. (Larry) Rowe, Milan, Angela J. (Larry) Graham, East Smithfield, Donna M. DuVall, Troy, Diane E. (Denny) Bristol-Holdren, Armenia Mountain, Robin F. Sullivan, St. Cloud, FL, Valerie A. Bristol, Nashville, TN; sons Robert F. (Kimberly) Bristol, Canton, Vernon W. Bristol, Alba; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Madeline (Edward) Sjoblom, Troy; brothers James E. (Ruth) Bristol, Dill City, OK, Merle V. (Vi) Bristol, Eatonville, WA, Charles F. (Louise) Bristol, Granville, Donald V. Bristol, Highland, CA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by a daughter, Karen G. Bristol-Richards and great-grandsons Daniel Wyda and Heath A. Stevens. The family will receive friends at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 12 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert W. Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church. Burial will follow immediately in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, with full military honors accorded by Troy VFW Post #8875. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Robert F. BRISTOL, 70, life-long resident of Armenia Mt. in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, died Monday July 5, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born November 2, 1928 at Armenia Mt., PA, the son of the late Verner M. and Susan (Springer) Bristol. Robert was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Morgan Brothers in Troy and then went to work at Ribstone Silo, Troy, as an equipment installer. He worked for many years at the Troy Vets Club as a bartender from which he retired. He was Past Commander and life-long member at the Troy VFW Post #8675, member of the Morris Run American Legion #167, canton Moose Lodge #429, National Rifle Association and an active bowler at Terrace Lanes. Robert was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air force serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict; he was awarded twelve times during his service. Robert is survived by his former wife, Joyce Cronk Lenton of Troy, PA; daughters, Betty S. (Larry) Rowe, Milan, PA, Angela J. (Larry) Graham, east Smithfield, PA, Donna M. DuVall, Troy; Diane E. (Denny) Bristol-Holdren, Armenia Mt., PA, robin F. Sullivan, St. Cloud, FL, Valerie Bristol, Nashville, TN; sons, Robert F. (Kimberly) Bristol, Canton, PA, Vernon W. Bristol, Alba, PA; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, M. Madeline (Edward) Sjoblom, Troy; brothers, James E. (Ruth) Bristol, Dill City, OK, Merle V. (Vi) Bristol, Eatonville, WA, Charles F. (Louise) Bristol, Granville, PA, Donald V. Bristol, Highland, CA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Karen G. Bristol-Richards and great-grandsons, Daniel Wyda and Heath A. Stevens. Funeral services were held July 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA with the Reverend Robert W. Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy; full military honors were accorded by Troy VFW Post 8675, Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 22, 1999
Jeff Bronson, 81, of Troy RR 3, died Friday, December 20, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born July 12, 1910, in West Burlington, son of Edward and Lena Harris Bronson. Mr. Bronson was a lifelong farmer and school bus contractor with the Troy Area School District. He was a former partner with Carlisle and Kenneth VanNoy Construction and Excavating. He was a Troy Township supervisor for 12 years. Mr. Bronson was a member of the West Burlington Grange and West Burlington United Methodist Church. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Arnold Worden, Monroeton; Myra and Lloyd Cook, Monroeton; daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Brotzman of Monroeton; and Mrs. Jean Yard of East Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Delores Losey of Troy; Edward and Jean Bronson of East Troy; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Ada Cornish of South Butler, NY; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Dunbar of Towanda; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Sherrill Jennings and Earl and Shirley Rockwell. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Bronson, in 1965 and wife, Cora Bronson, on April 1, 1991. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 23 with the Rev. Timothy Geiger officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church or the Troy Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, January 2, 1992)
BROOKS –MRS. LINOLEE BROOKS KEIR, aged 67, Leona, died Thursday afternoon, March 24th, 1938. She is survived by her husband, Robert Keir; a son Lawrence D., two sisters, Mrs. Z. Y. Bailey and Mrs. H. C. Brown, all of Leona. She was born in the house in which she died, the daughter of Addison and Sally Anne Brooks. Mrs. Keir was a member of Troy Grange and for many years, was an active member of the Leona M.E. church. She remained loyal to it until her death. Her Christian faith was beautifully attested by her quiet patience in the midst of the severe pain accompanying her nearly three years of illness. Mingled with her almost constant suffering was the comfort in the realization of the unrestrained devotion and care ministered by Robert, her husband, and Lawrence, her son. Her many kindnesses to all she knew have immortalized her in the minds and hearts of her many neighbors and friends. The funeral was held from her late home Saturday morning at 10, Rev. F. E. Guiles officiating and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Troy Gazette-Register.
BROWN Dorothy (Brown) Cooke
age 96, of Prospect Street, Troy, Pa., died on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at home. Dorothy was born Dec. 15, 1914 in Lake Ariel, Pa., a daughter of the late Leon and Emma (Douse) Brown. She moved to the Troy area in the summer of 1930. She was a graduate of Troy High School and continued her studies in New York City, earning an associate's degree. She was one of the first persons who assisted Martha Lloyd in developing and operating her enterprise in Troy. Dorothy in her 96th year was well informed and articulate in relating to events, which transpired nearly three-quarters ago. It was at age 14 Dorothy came to Troy with her Aunt Mattie (Martha) Lloyd. Dorothy was married to the late Arland B. Cooke on June 12, 1940. Mr. Cooke died on June 30 1984. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church for over 60 years, Order of Eastern Star, Thursday Study Club and Bridge Club. Dorothy enjoyed flowers and found great joy in sending greeting, birthday and holiday cards to family and friends on these special occasions. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Jeff and Judy Cooke of Queensland, Australia, Jim and Willa Cooke of Crofton, Md.; grandchildren: Christopher and Victoria Cooke of Lancaster, Calif., Jamie Tighe of Rockyview, Australia, Katie and Michael Scherer of Maryland, Sherry Cooke of Maryland, Alexandria Cooke of Maryland, Carolina Cooke of Maryland; great-grandchildren: Alannah Tighe and Natalie Tighe. both of Australia and Iris Scherer of Maryland; several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, her brothers Weldon Brown and Harold Brown and two sisters, Alta and Gertrude, predeceased Dorothy. Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Dorothy's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Rich Noggle officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041. Towanda Daily Review - May 15, 2011
BROWN - EIGHMEY, Dorothy B.
Age 93, formerly of 220 High Street, Troy, PA, died Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Dorothy was born January 24, 1916 in Coryland, PA, daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha (Benson) Brown. She was a graduate of Troy High School and received her teaching degree from Mansfield Teachers College. She and Verle L. Eighmey were married December 26, 1940 and celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to his passing on May 25, 2004. Dorothy was retired from the Troy Area School District where she taught school for 32 ½ years and from the Martha Lloyd Home where she also taught students. Her memberships included the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Bridge Club, Troy Area Teachers Association and Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family and her many friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Avenue, Troy, PA. Dorothy's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m., Sunday with Reverend Richard Noggle officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Bruce McClintock of Pittsburgh, PA and Julie and Bill Leffler of Troy, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Rexford and Freida Brown of Wellsboro, PA; sister-in-law, Norma Brown of Coryland, PA; her adoring grandchildren, David and Sarah McClintock, Marta and Patrick McClintock-Comeaux, Kristin and Shane LeBeau, Katie and Brian Heitman, Lauren, Karen and Matthew McClintock and Billy, Amy Leffler; great-grandchildren, Marly and Ridge McClintock, Carter, Tyler and Trevor McClintock-Comeaux and Braden LeBeau; several nieces and nephews and friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; husband, Verle L. Eighmey; a brother, Corey Brown; and grandson, Todd McClintock. Memorials are directed to the First United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947 or to the Troy Area School District Foundation, 310 Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947. Published in Star-Gazette on October 1, 2009
BROWN Elma B. ELVIDGE, age 85, of the Bradford County manor, West Burlington, PA, died at Troy Community Hospital on Monday, March 6, 2000. She was born on July 27, 1914 in Wellsburg, NY, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brown. Elma was the widow of James E. Elvidge. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in East Troy. Elma is survived by her sons Douglas Elvidge of Huber Heights, OH, James Elwidge of Milan, PA, Thomas Elvidge of east Smithfield, PA and Perry Elvidge of Glen Spey, NY; eight grandchildren and five great=grandchildren; sister, Ida V. Troy of the Bradford County Manor; sisters-in-law, Doris (Spike) Robbins of Troy, PA, Gladys (Stuart) Freeman of Granville Smt., PA and Ede (Lloyd) Shedden of Granville Smt, PA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her sister, Sarah Elwood. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 9 (2 pm) with the rev. Barbara A. Troxell officiating and interment to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA (Calling hours Wednesday, 6-8 pm). “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, March , 2000
Smith, Emma Brown-wife of Ernest C Smith and a former Trojan, died in her home in Elmira last Friday, July 23, 1948. She had put some clothes out on a neighbor’s line and rushed to get them before a storm broke. She got them into the neighbor’s house and returned to her own home. Mr. Smith was sitting on the porch. She went inside and the wind became so strong that he also went in to find her gasping for breath. She died within ten minutes. She was 60 years old, a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges, She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Wilda Brewer, Geneva and Mrs. Shirley Wills, Elmira; a son, John Smith, Elmira, a brother, Guy Brown, Elmira. Milton Brown, Troy is an uncle. The funeral was held in the home of Mrs. Wills, Elmira. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
H. COREY BROWN
H. Corey Brown, 78, died Saturday at the family home at Coryland, Bradford County, Pa., after an extended illness. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Grant Coke of Gillett, Pa., two sons Lew H., of Coryland, Pa.; Frank A. of Elmira; a sister Mrs. H. M. Varney of Coryland. The funeral will be held at the home of his son Lew H. Brown at Coryland Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. (handwritten on article July 29, 1933)
BROWN - H. Corey Brown, 85, of Coryland, Pa., died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the loving husband of Norma (Ward) Brown. The couple married on Nov. 21, 1945, and had 62 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Corey's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning at the funeral home with Pastor Myra Goss of Coryland Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery. Corey was born on July 19, 1923, in Coryland, Pa., the son of the late Lewis H. and Bertha (Benson) Brown. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1941. Corey and Norma were farmers in Coryland for many years. He was an more than 50-year member of Trojan Lodge 306 of Free and Accepted Masons, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy. In latter years, Corey and Norma spent much of their time helping maintain the Troy Fairgrounds. Corey is survived by: his loving wife Norma; his sons, Gary L. (Denise) Brown of Dover, Del., and Wendell C. Brown of McMinnville, Tenn.; his daughter Kathleen B. (Lawrence) Marynak of Cary, N.C.; his grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Amy (Brett) Marynak Merrick, Kristy Marynak; great-grandson Paul Lawrence Merrick; his brother Rexford L. (Freda) Brown of Wellsboro, Pa.; his sister Dorothy Eighmey of Troy, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews. His parents and his brother-in-law Verle Eighmey preceded Corey in death. Memorial contributions may be made in Corey's memory to the Coryland Church, RR3 Box 38C, Columbia Crossroads, Pa. 16914. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN – Hamilton W. Brown, 77, of RD 3, Box 1066, Mansfield, died, Feb. 18, 1983 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira NY. Born June 29, 1905, at Morris, he was the son of John W. and Ethel Banfill Brown. He was a barber in the Mansfield and Troy area for 46 years and was known for his craftsmanship in woodworking and refinishing. A deacon and lay preacher for many years, he was co-founder and past chairman of Child Evangelism of Tioga County; co-founder and past chairman of local chapter of The Gideons International, and served four years with the United State Marine Corps in China. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Josephine Nash Brown, who survives him. Also surviving are his son, Badon Hamilton Brown of Plainfield, NJ; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Dick Crittenden of RD 1, Mansfield; adoring grandchildren, Bob and Debra Brown Malone, and David and Jane Brown, all of Iowa; and Brian Brown of Plainfield, NJ; Bill and Joy Crittenden Snee, Ed and Betsy Crittenden Wyman, Lois Crittenden, all of Mansfield, and Muray and Marianne Crittenden Kent of Cuba, NY; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Sonja Jo, and Lucinda Malone of Iowa, and Trapper Wyman of Mansfield. The funeral was held at 3 PM Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. Paul Brown, pastor of the Mansfield Church of the New Covenant and the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church, officiated. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home Saturday, Feb. 19. – Wellsboro Gazette, 23 Feb. 1983, p.7
Lew H. BROWN, age 88, of 127 Center St., Troy, Pa., Tuesday, May 29, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Walker and Rev. Owen Barrett. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. The family would appreciate contributions be made to the Coryland Community Churches. Survived by his wife, Bertha M. Brown; one daughter, Mrs. Verle (Dorothy) Eighmey of Troy; sons, Rexford L. Brown of Wellsboro, Pa., H. Corey Brown of Columbia Cross Roads; one sister, Mrs. Pearle Gilbert of Horseheads; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Member of the Coreyland Baptist Church. He was a retired Coreyland farmer. For several years he served as Republican County Committeeman for Wells Township. Lifelong member of the Jobs Corners Grange.
BROWN -MARTHA BROWN WHITE, 90 years young, was born March 29th, 1930 on a farm in Granville Center, PA; daughter of John Sanford and Vivian (Duart) Brown. Married Robert White of Snedekerville, PA Nov. 1, 1947. She died at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA Friday, September 11, 2020, Martha graduated from Troy High School in 1947 and Bradford County Area Vo-Tech Adult Education Class in 1983 as a nursing assistant. Co-owned and helped operate the White Ridge Farm with her husband, in Snedekerville from 1963 to 1979 which they retired from and sold in 1993. They moved to Troy PA where they belonged to the Troy First Presbyterian Church. Martha was a member for 73 years and served as a Deacon. She was active in many farm organizations including serving as director on a five-county board for the Northern Tier Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. She served on the National Rural Electric Women’s Task Force. She was a 71-year member of Troy (now Towanda) Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and has held various offices. Member of Harrisburg Chapter, NSDAR, past member of Elmira Cashmere Grottoettes; and past director in the Bradford County Republican Women’s Council. She served as Majority Inspector and clerk on the Columbia Township Board of Elections for many years. Martha loved her flowers, reading, traveling and being near her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and Bob saw 46 States including Alaska and Hawaii. Martha is survived by loving daughters, Deborah (Alvin) Hershey, Elizabethtown, PA and Carol Ann White, Horseheads, NY; Grandchildren: Jeffery (Rob Jackson) Carroll, Plano, TX; Lori (George) Bennett, Elmira, NY; step-grandson, Trevor (Linda Lee) Hershey, Lancaster, PA; step-granddaughter, Laurel Martin, Baltimore, MD; great grandchildren : Jared and Abigail Bennett; Jack, Sam and Eleanor Hershey, Kali and Hannah Martin, sister; Loretta Gustin, brother; Delbert Brown, son in law; Robert Carroll, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and honorary grandson, Ryan Donnelly. Martha was predeceased by husband, Robert White in 1998 and daughter Barbara Carroll in 1986. Martha and Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 1997 with a party at The Wheel Inn and a trip to Alaska. The family will receive friends at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, PA. Sept. 25, from 10:00-11:00 am. Please abide by wearing masks and social distancing while attending. Memorial service and burial at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA will be private. The family will provide flowers, however donations may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL or Masonic Village-Elizabethtown, PA, One Masonic Dr. Elizabethtown, PA in her memory. -Funeral home obit
RALPH E. BROWN
of Horseheads, New York, formerly of Troy, Pennsylvania, passed away
peacefully on May 15, 2018, in Norwich, New York. Ralph was born on July 13,
1932, in Troy, Pennsylvania, and was the second oldest of seven children.
Ralph served honorably in the U.S. Army and in the Korean War. Following his
return home from Korea, Ralph worked as a draftsman for U.S. Steel in Elmira
Heights, New York, for 30 years until his retirement. On July 6, 1957, Ralph
married Claudia LeVon “Vonnie” Darrow and together they raised three
children in Troy, Pennsylvania. Ralph was an avid hunter and bowler.
Ralph is survived by his daughter, Misti Brown Moyer (David Wilson) of Canton, Pennsylvania; his son, Kelly Brown of Norwich, New York; step-daughter, Sharon Seddon (Donnie) of Canton, Pennsylvania; brothers, Ted and Paul; sisters, Shirley and Ollie; granddaughters, Amber, Lindsay and Sierra; step-grandchildren, Hollie and Scott; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. Ralph was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Vonnie; his sister, Phyllis; and his brother, Jack. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Bethany Courtyards, Horseheads, New York, where Ralph made his home for the past five years, and also to the staff of Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, Norwich, New York, who cared for Ralph since early April 2018. At Ralph’s request, there will be no service. Private burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania, at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home, Norwich, New York. In memory of Ralph, please consider donations to your local Veterans’ Service Organization, your local SPCA, or a charity of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/1/2018
BROWN Thomas W. Brown, Jr.
81, lifelong resident of Springfield, Pa., died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor. Tom was born on June 2, 1930, at the family's century farm in Springfield Township. He was one of four children in the family of the late Thomas W. Sr. and Grace E. (Brown) Brown. Tom will be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed his lifelong career as dairy farmer and steward of the land that he loved so much. He was a member of the Bradford-Sullivan County Farm Bureau. Tom especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding snowmobiles and 4-wheelers. Surviving are his sister-in-law and longtime caregiver, Betty J. Brown of Troy; a niece, Kathy (Earl) Swain of Troy; four nephews, Roger (Cathy) Brown, Thomas Manley of Gillett, Richard Manley of Troy and Roy Manley; and six great nephews and nieces, Gordon (Becky) Swain, Jennifer (Kip) Carlson, Daniel (Mallory) Swain, Mary (Jonathan) Wilcox, Ben Brown (Laura Scott), and Sara (Christopher) Wilber. Tom was predeceased by three siblings, Willard T. Brown, Terressa Farr and Elizabeth Manley. In keeping with Tom's request, a graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy with Jody Kenyon officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central PA, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110, the Bradford County Manor Activity Fund, RR 3 Box 322 Troy, PA 16947 or to a charity of one's choice . Assisting his family with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Towanda Daily Review - November 18, 2011
BRUCE George C. Bruce
George C. Bruce, 92, of Troy, PA, died on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of Vera (Kelly) Bruce. The couple married on July 20, 1940 and had 70 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor George's life will be held at 12:00 noon on January 3rd at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Noggle of the First United Methodist Church of Troy officiating. Burial will follow the funeral in Glenwood Cemetery with Military Honors given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard. George was born on September 4, 1918 in Troy, son of the late Roy and Nina (Smith) Bruce. He attended Troy High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. George was always a hard worker. He worked as a supervisor of a crew that iced refrigerated railroad cars, had his own plumbing and heating business, and was a supervisor at GTE Sylvania until he retired. After he retired, George and Vera loved traveling around the country with their camper. He made friends wherever they went and had many good friends back home in Troy. George was a member of the American Legion Post #49 of Troy, PA. George is survived by his wife, Vera; his son, James L. (Gale) Bruce of Troy; his daughter, Sharon (Clyde) Castle of Fassett, PA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; his brothers: Robert (Mary) Bruce and Donald (Elaine) Bruce, both of Troy, Harry Bruce of Bentley Creek, and Harold Bruce of Rehoboth, DE; along with several nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents; his son, William R. Bruce; his daughter, Carla McGonigal; his granddaughter, Kristi Isham; and his sister, Eloise Gernert. Memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern PA Chapter, 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309. Star Gazette – January 1, 2011
NORMAN K. BRUCE
Norman K. Bruce, 35, of Browns Mills, NJ, formerly of Troy, PA, died Thursday, May 7, 1992 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ. He was employed as a machine operator for Coca Cola Foods, Hightstown, NJ. He was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church in East Troy, PA. He is survived by his wife, Roseanne H. Trela Bruce; father, Harry N. Bruce of Gillett, PA; mother, Sally Loeffler of Rhodesdale, MD; his step-mother, Blanche Burlingame of Burlington, PA; grandparents, Ted and Pauline Calkins of Troy, PA; sisters, Paula Updike of Wellsburg, NY, Kathy Loeffler and Tina Robbins, both of Rhodesdale, MD; brothers, Greg and Todd Bruce, both of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and Richard Bruce of Gillett, PA. Funeral services were held May 13 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. (Friends may call one hour prior to the service.) (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1992)
NORMAN K. BRUCE, 35, 213 Coville Drive, Browns Mills, N.J. died Thursday May 7, 1992 in Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. He was a native of Troy, Pa and a resident of Browns Mills for the past five years. Mr. Bruce was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church in East Troy and was employed as a machine operator for Coca Cola Foods, Hightstown, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Roseanne Trella Bruce; his father, Harry N. Bruce of Gillett, Pa.; his mother, Sally Loeffler of Rhodesdale, Md.; his stepmother, Blanche Burlingame of Burlington; three sisters, Paula Updike of Wellsburg, N.Y.; Kathy Loeffler and Tina Robbins both of Rhodesdale, Md.; three brothers, Greg and Todd Bruce, both of Colombia Cross Roads, Pa. and Richard Bruce of Gillett; his grandparents, Ted and Pauline Calkins both of Troy, Pa. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Lakenau Funeral home, 31 Elizabeth St., Pemberton, N.J. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. –Elmira Star Gazette
BRITTON L. BRYAN
Britton L. Bryan, 70, of Tampa, FL, died at home on September 25, 1991. He was born on October 25, 1920. Services were held at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tampa on October 5. Committal services were held at Glenwood Cemetery in Troy on October 7 at 11:00. (TGR, Thursday, October 17, 1991)
BRYAN Joseph Peter-79, of Troy died late Friday night at his home on Canton Street. He has lived in Troy for the past 23 years and had been very active in community affairs. During the war he helped organize the machine works at New Albany which did so well on war contracts that it was awarded the Navy “E”. He is survived by his wife, Marie L Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Gritzan of Winchester, Va; a son, Joseph Farland Bryan of Washington, DC.; grandson, Robert F Gritzan, Washington. The body will be at the family home Monday morning. The remains will be taken to St Michael’s Church in Canton for funeral services. Rev. Thomas J Knight will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery in Troy.
BRYANT - ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Mary B-89, who died at Oxford, NY, March 19, (1946) will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church in Troy, Pa. Rev. Samuel Regester will officiate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The body is now at Soper Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the church an hour before the funeral. Mrs. Armstrong, widow of Charles E Armstrong and formerly of Troy is survived by two sons, James H of Easton, Pa. and Joseph B of Westerville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. K B June; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. [Daughter of Capt. James Bryant]
GERALD L. BOURNE, age 84, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Bradford County Manor in Troy. He was born on Nov. 6, 1935 in Sayre, the son of Winfield and Elizabeth Bourne. Gerald was married to Barbara (Kepner) Bourne who passed away in 2011. He was a self-employed woodworker after retiring from Cummings Lumber in 2002. In addition to a love of woodworking, he also enjoyed cutting wood on his property and just being in the outdoors in general. As often as possible, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Gerald was also a member of the Troy Farmer’s Museum, Big Pond Woodworker’s Club and a passionate volunteer at the Bradford County Manor where he was selected as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2018. Gerald is survived by his son, Ellery Bourne of Columbia Cross Roads; a daughter, Robyn (Dwayne) Rummings of South Williamsport; four grandchildren, Brady Bourne, Brooklynn Bourne, Billy Rummings, and Heather Rummings; and a sister, Helen May of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. A celebration of life will be held at the Austinville Union Church on Saturday, Jan. 25 at noon. A private burial for the immediate family will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St. Williamsport, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -Towanda Daily Review 1/16/2020
BUBB Patricia Ann (Bubb) Benson
On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, Patricia Ann (Bubb) Benson of Troy borough died unexpectedly at her residence. She was 54 years of age. Born on Aug. 26, 1958 in Johnson City, N.Y., she was the daughter of Warren and Ellen (Rose) Bubb. Patty enjoyed walking, a hobby that served her well, as she was the local deliverer of the Pennysaver in Troy borough for many years. She also enjoyed embroidering and being with her family. Patty also had a personal relationship with her Lord Jesus, and enjoyed the Christian fellowship at Victory Church. Patty is survived by her husband, Robert Benson of Troy; son Scott Payne and daughter Mable Payne, both of Troy; brother Warren Bubb Jr. of Johnson City; sisters Mary Shaffer of South Carolina, Debbie Ackley of Athens and Nancy Ackley of Philadelphia; as well as granddaughter Paige. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Victory Church in Troy, followed by a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Josh Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Towanda Daily Review – December 12, 2012
BUDD Mrs. Emily A. Baxter
Mrs. Emily A. Baxter, expired Saturday morning, Dec. 29th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Tate following a long, painful illness. Mrs. Baxter was 68 years old. She had long been a member of the M. E. Church. Her husband, Gideon Baxter died some years ago. Besides Mrs. Tate, she leaves Mrs. H. S. Fudge and five sons – Frank of Rochester, N. Y. George W. and Seth R., of Troy; Edward B. of Ithaca and Otis.
The funeral was held at the Tate home at 2 Monday afternoon. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. TGR 1918
Anne Marie Formerly of Elmira, NY Age 86, died peacefully, Thursday, December 13, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor Troy, PA where she resided for the past several years. Anne was born April 1, 1915 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Stacey) Bullock. Her brother, George Bullock in October of 2001, preceded her in death. Her survivors include: sister, Christine Schroder of Vero Beach FL; nephew, Richard A. Schroder of Bowie, MD; along with several nieces, nephews, and great great nephews. Anne retired from Elmira Quality Printers as a Clerk/Typist after several years of faithful and dedicated service. She was devoted to the Roman Catholic faith throughout her life. At her request there will be no prior visitation or services. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Interment will take place privately in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
BULLOCK Floyd- 78, Columbia Cross Rds, died July 4, 1946 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an extended illness. He is survived by his niece, Mrs. Louise Trice, Elmira, and two nephews, Everett Bullock, Elmira and Julian Bullock, Brooklyn, NY and several cousins. Services were Monday at 2 pm from the Soper Funeral Home. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.
BURGESS –EVELYN G. WOOD, 87, formerly of Canton, Pa. died early Monday, Sept. 29, 1980 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy RD 3 where she has resided for the past six years. She was the widow of Hiram G. Wood. She was born May 19, 1893 in Armenia Twp., the daughter of John and Gertrude Bixby Burgess. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. Prior to her illness she had owned a dry cleaning and record shop on Troy Street in Canton for many years. Surviving are six daughters; Mrs. Dora Reynard, Mrs. Marshall (Clara) Hoffa, both of Canton, Mrs. Geraldine Rice of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Dean (Eloise) Mahood of Inverness, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Kenyon of Mansfield, Pa., Mrs. William (Edgaretta) Hungerford of Berkshire, N.Y.; two sons, Hiram G. Wood Jr. and Colonel Wood, both of Canton; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Wood reared two nieces by whom she is survived; Mrs. Gene (Ona) Brasington of Troy, Pa. and Mrs. Madolin Sanderson of Gillett, Pa. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
BURLEIGH - HARRIET B. KLINGER
Harriet B. Klinger, 86, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA, died Sunday, June 5, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born May 14, 1908 in Columbia Cross Roads, the daughter of Alfred and Lydia VanZile Burleigh. She attended the Granville Center Church of Christ. Mrs. Klinger was a former member of Columbia Grange. She was employed with Wheldon Manufacturing in Dushore for 15 years and she was a house mother at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy for 15 years. She is survived by her children, Alice Smith of Granville Summit RR 1 and Rex and Sally Klinger of Towanda RR 6; brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Freda Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Sylvester Klinger; two brothers, Roy Burleigh and Frank Burleigh; and a grandson, Kenny Smith. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 9 (2 pm) with Larry Bratton officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to teh Bradford County Manor recreational department of the Granville Center Church of Christ. (TGR, Thursday, June 9, 1994)
BURLEY - Mrs. Jesse W Knowlden - (1920) died at the Arnot Ogden hospital in Elmira on February 18th after a short illness of pneumonia. The eldest daughter of Frank and Margaret Burley of West Burlington, she was 24 years and 6 months old. Since her marriage June 20, 1917, she had resided in Elmira where as in her girlhood home she had many friends. She was a member of the West Burlington M E church for several years and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers of Elmira. Her husband survives, her parents, one brother, Lawrence and a sister Esther Burley. The funeral was held in the Troy Methodist church Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Terrill officiating. The remains were placed in the vault in Glenwood cemetery where interment will be made later.
BURLEY - Julia Ellen Burley.
Last week Frank Burley was called to his old home in Altus on a very sad errand. He came from his present residence in Pennington, N.J. to lay in the family lot in Glenwood, Troy, the body of his little daughter, Julia Ellen. The little one had just passed her 7th birthday and had been sick only 9 days. The funeral took place on Monday, September 26, at the residence of R. H. Burley and was conducted by Rev. A. G. Cameron of Sylvania. TGR 1904
R. H. BURLEY – 1915 (SRGP 06952)
In the death of R. H. Burley on Friday, Dec. 17th, Columbia township loses one of its prominent and influential citizens. For well nigh 50 years he lived on the farm that as a young man he bought in Altus. Through these years he was greatly interested in all that concerned the welfare of the community. Robert Hollister Burley was born Feb. 16th, 1840, and was the youngest of a family of ten children, all of whom have passed on. His mother died when he was only three years old leaving him in the care of older sisters until he was nine years old. At that time he began taking care of himself. He was cared for by different families, working for his board and clothes and schooling. Among these families were Philander Baker, Levi Smith, Robert Bailey and others. The first wages he received was three dollars a month. He afterwards worked for Lester Palmer, William Strait, Newberry Calkins, and Dr. Parsons and he often said his life was greatly influenced by the lives of these men. From Dr. Parsons’ he went to Washington, D. C., during the Civil War. He had charge of the Forage Department office. While employed there he was married to Ellen Strange, Jan. 21st, 1867 and in October of the same year he bought the farm where he has since lived. To them were born four children, Frank H. of Burlington; Mrs. Anna Barnhart of Pine City, N. Y., Walter H. of Doylestown, Pa.; and Dean W. at home. He was a man who loved his fellow men. He enjoyed fellowship with them, he enjoyed their friendship. He was a quiet man but full of force and energy, a man with strong convictions but never obtrusive with them. He was the best of neighbors genial and helpful. In the days of strength and vigor, summer heat or winter’s storm rarely kept the Burleys from church. If the roads were at all passable they were there, sunny smiling, encouraging, laughing at cold and storm, the wife and mother as faithful as the husband and father, always loyal to church and pastor. For many years he was a member and officer of the Presbyterian church in Sylvania. He was one of the charter members of Columbia Grange. Only two of these members are now living. (Buried in Glenwood Cemetery)
BURLEY Thomas W. Burley
80, of Mansfield, Pa., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Thomas was born May 12, 1931, in Blossburg, Pa., a son of Lawrence and Charlotte (Walker) Burley. He was the husband of Doris Sue (Wilcox) Burley. Thomas was a Director of Electronics at Mansfield University before his retirement. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. Thomas is survived by his wife, Sue; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jeanne Burley of Lawrenceville, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Rick Bowen of Longmout, Colo.; two grandchildren, Alexis Rene Bowen of Longmout, Colo. and Austin Taylor Burley of Raleigh, N.C. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 27, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Co., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933; the Mansfield Library, N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933; or Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 32-36 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. Williamsport Sun Gazette – June 24, 2011
BURNHAM - YOUNG, CLAIRE B., Claire B. Young, 55, of Troy, RD1 died December 1, 1986 at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. She was born January 24, 1931 in Troy, the daughter of Wallace and Millicent Kittle Burnham. Mrs. Young was a member of the Austinville Union Church. She was also a member of the Troy Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter No. 233. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Young; daughters, Mrs. Dale (Carol) Hobday of Berkeley Springs, WV, Mrs. Jeff (Laura) Castle of Grover and Lisa Kerr of Elmira; son, David Young of Troy,RD1; mother, Millicent Burnham of Troy RD1; three grandchildren; brother, Jack Burnham of Troy RD2; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 3 with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Austinville Union Church. (TGR Dec. 4, 1986)
BURNHAM Ellen A.
SEWARD, Andrew W-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 nearest relatives were nephews. B A Burnham of Troy, Lynn Burnham of Flemington, NJ, Clarence of Valois, NY, Frank Burnham of Wellsburg, NY 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. TGR 1922
BURNHAM –MARGARET B. WHITLOCK, 88 of the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA formerly of Sylvania died Monday Oct. 10, 1988 at the Green Home following a long illness. She was born March 2, 1900 in Mansfield, the daughter of Bert and Effie Sherman Burnham. Margaret was a lifelong member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, a member of the Bradford Chapter of the DAR, a member of the Troy Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter #233 and a former member of the Columbia Grange. She was a graduate of Mansfield State College and was a high school teacher in Bethlehem, PA. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Robert and Marion Whitlock of Kenneth Square, PA, Drs. Ronald and Carol Whitlock of Rochester, NY, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clifton (Carolyn) Welch of Elmira; grandchildren, Cindy Jo Whitlock of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Jef. (Lisa) Gurney of Bellevue, WA, Mrs. Chris (Shelly) Pope of New York City, William Whitlock of Elmira, NY, Chris Whitlock of Burlington, VT, Craig Whitlock of Durham, NC, Karin Whitlock of Kenneth Square, Terri Whitlock of Rochester, NY, Eric Whitlock of Rochester, NY; great-grandson, Ryan Gurney of Bellevue, WA; sisters-in-law, Gladys Burnham of Hartford, CT and Millicent Burnham of Troy and Florence Hager of Sylvania and Mabel Whitlock of Sylvania and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph H. Whitlock in 1965 and her eldest son, Dr. William B. Whitlock in 1964, a veterinarian in Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Jo Serchack officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. –Towanda Daily Review
BURNS Robert - (Local News) Robert Burns, a highly respected colored resident of Troy, died at his home on the Sylvania road Monday morning following a brief illness with pneumonia. He leaves a wife and several brothers and sisters. The funeral from the home was conducted by the Colored Baptist minister from Elmira on Christmas afternoon, and interment was in Glenwood cemetery. TGR 1918
BURT – Charles F. Burt -Former Troy Man Dies in France. - Nice, France Feb 15 (1930) Charles F Burt, 62, retired manufacturer of Troy, Pa. yesterday dropped dead of heart disease at the Turkish consulate while getting a passport visa for a trip to Constantinople
BURT - Isaac N. Burt was born at Springfield, Bradford county,Pa., July 21, 1853 and died April 25, 1914, aged sixtY years. He was the son of Caleb S. and Jane E. Cooley Burt. He was a "Son of the Revolution". The youngest of five children as follows: Ezekiel, Mary E.,Jarvis H. and Julia A. Ezekiel only survives. His early years were spent in Troy,Pa., where at the age of 17, he entered the service of the Pennsylvania R.R. Company. Most of his active life has been spent in this service. For the past 19 years, he has been yardmaster at Watkins. Mr Burt was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary Elizabeth Hall. The children of the first marriage were Edith C., Mary E., and Bertha J. who preceded him to "The Better Land". One son Earl H. of Elmira survives. His first wife died about ten years ago. He later married Miss Mary Ellen Chappelle, who is left to mourn his loss. Like his father, who was always called "Deacon Burt", he was noted for his sterling piety and strong attachment to the church. Removing from Troy in 1877, he transfered his church membership to the First Baptist Church in Elmira. At one time he organized and became -Superintendent of a Sunday School on the south side of the city which later developed into The South Side Baptist Church. Moving to Watkins in 1895, he served as deacon and trustee in the Baptist Church at that place for many years. His religious life in Watkins has been one of great earnestness. The pastor under whom he labored always found him a true and loyal friend who stood for that which was highest and best in the Christian experience. Both Church work and elsewhere, he was the soul of courtesy and kindness. At the time of his death, be was an official member of the First M.E. Church at Watkins, serving as Steward and assisting in the church music. The funeral services were held at the family home or. Monroe, street Monday evening April 27. The home was filled with mourning friends. The O.R.C. Division 9 and L.A. to O.R.C. Deiv. 80 attended in a body. The services were in charge of his pastor, the Rev. P.J. Williams, assisted by the Rev. W.H. Sobey, pastor of the Baptist church. On Tuesday, April 28, he was taken to Troy, Pa., for interment. The members of the O.R.C., officiating at the grave. Servant of God well done; Thy glorious warfare's past; The battle's fought, the race is won, And thou are crowned at last.
Frances and Florence, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Burley, of West Burlington, Nov. 20 and 21, of pneumonia, aged one month. TGR 1902
BUTTON EDNA - Mrs. Edna Fuller
Mrs. Edna Fuller, 74, of Sullivan St., died early Friday morning, Jan. 30, 1953, following an extended illness. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Button, she was born at Sylvania, March 5, 1878, and spent her life in this vicinity. She was first married to Edgar Wood, who was chief of police here for many years. Following Mr. Wood's death she was married to Edward Fuller, who survives her. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Joseph Wood, of Alba; Abel Wood, of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Eva Letz, of Troy; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Stanley Robinson officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery Troy.