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Troy Gazette Register
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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ADAMS - (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. TGR 1922
ADAMS – Lucretia Brown - died at ages 67 years and 11 mos. [Note- Husband Ambrose Brown; Lucretia 1826-1894]
ALLEN EMMA J
Parmenter, Mrs. Emma J Allen- aged 86, Columbia Cross Rds, died at Troy Community Hospital Friday, Nov 9, 1945. She is survived by one son, Roy C Parmenter, Columbia Cross Rds a brother, John L Allen, Troy; a sister, Mrs. Frank Brace, Columbia Cross Rds, one grandson, two granddaughters and one great granddaughter. The funeral was held Monday at 2:30 pm in the Soper Funeral Home. Burial was in Springfield Cemetery. Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Mrs. Parmenter was a member of the Baptist Church, Estelle Rebekah Lodge No 419 and the Farmers Alliance in Springfield.
Henry Avery, 82, of the Pautz Personal Care Home where he was a resident, died Monday, January 13, 1992. He worked at the farm of Roy Parmenter for many years. He is survived by friends at the Pautz Personal Care Home and also friends, Bill Gross and Otto Meyer. Memorial services were held January 15 (2 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Herrick of the Gillett Baptist Church officiating and burial to be at Grover Hill Cemetery, Sprinfield, PA. (TGR, Thursday, January 16, 1992)
AYRES Hortense - 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. 1922
Wilbur, Mrs. H Lafayette-Bath, Aug 7-The remains will be brought hither for burial in Grove Cemetery Thursday afternoon. The death of Mrs. Wilbur occurred Monday evening at Oneida, NY, following a short illness. Mrs. Wilbur’s maiden name was Nancy Bailey and he was born in the neighboring town of Wayne in 1853. Married in early life, she lived many years in Bath and vicinity, removing to Oneida, about fifteen years ago. She survived her husband four years and is herself survived by one son, Leo G Wixon of Oneida, formerly of Bath.
BALMER –EMILY ELIZABETH BENNETT, wife of Egbert Bennett died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Wednesday morning September 5, 1934 at 3:10 at the age of 72. She was a prominent member of the Springfield Community for many years and will be greatly mourned by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Merton W., Elmira Heights, Mrs. Mable Wolfe, Snedekerville, Orrin, Weston, N.Y. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from her late home, Rev. Harry Rutchell officiating, with burial in the Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield. –Troy Gazette-Register
BOUGHTON Cecile M. MATTOCKS, 90, died on July 6, 1995 at her home in Springfield, PA. She was born September 22, 1904 in Columbia Township, the daughter of Rantsom and Elsie Preston Boughton. She was a 1925 graduate of Mansfield Normal School and taught at the Wolfe Hollow, Springfield, Big Pond and Ridgebury schools before retiring. She was an active member of the Springfield Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-iin-law, Donna and Robert Hettich of Towanda; son and daughter-in-law, dale and Janet Mattocks of Springfield; grandchildren, Doreen Hettich of Philadelphia, PA, Renee Hettich of Elmira, NY, Darin Hettich of Pittsburgh, PA, Denise Hettich of Eagles Mere, PA, Annette and Greg Beyer of Doylestown, PA, Mark and Wendy Mattocks of Selinsgrove, PA and Lyle and Tanya Mattocks of Springfield; four great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Orton and Vivian Mattocks of Leona, PA, Edwin and Lillian Mattocks of Texas and Gerald and Katherine Mattocks of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Frederick J. Mattocks, in 1993; a grandson, Ryan Hettich in 1978 and a brother, James Boughton, in 1988. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy on July 9 with Pastor Tom Hager officiating and burial to be in Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield Township. Donations may be sent to the Springfield Baptist Church, Box 96, Columbia cross Roads, PA 16914; Grover Hill Cemetery Association, Box 97A, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 18848; or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Cecile M. Mattocks’memory.
BROWN - (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. TGR 1922
WILLARD T. BROWN
Willard T. Brown, 68, of Troy RR 2, died Friday, May 29, 1992 at home. He was born January 3, 1924 in Springfield Township, the son of the late Thomas W. and Grace E. Brown. He was born, raised and lived on the family Century Farm and was a lifetime dairy farmer in Springfield. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed bowling. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Betty Clark Brown. Willard and Betty would have been married 42 years on August 27, 1992. Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Earl Swain of Troy RR 2; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Cathy Watkins Brown of Troy RR 2; sister, Terressa Farr of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Harry Manley of Troy; brother, Thomas W. Brown Jr. of Troy RR 2; grandchildren, Gordie, Jennie and Danny Swain and Mary, Ben and Sara Brown; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held June 1 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. James Crupi officiating and burial to be in Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson Disease Research Fund (PSP) in care of Ira Shoulson, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 673, Rochester, NY 14642. (TGR, Thursday, June 4, 1992)
Leona News) Ellen Burgess died March 7th. The funeral was at her late residence, near Springfield, March 9th, Rev. L. L. Wilcox conducting the religious services. The singing was by the Leona choir and finely rendered. Ellen was the daughter of Charles and Ann Burgess. Her father was born in Vermont, June 9th, 1772 and died Jan. 24th, 1873. Her mother Anna Parmenter, was born in R. I., Dec. 10, 1791. They were married Jan. 1st, 1812. They moved to Springfield about 1817. Their children were seven girls and five boys. Ellen was the youngest, 68, last October. TGR 1903
Franklin C. BURGESS, who departed this life the 186th of March, 1900, aged 70 years, was a devoted member of the Universalist church at Springfield, its choir leader for many years. He had ten brothers and sister, of which two only are now left, Ellen and Maria, the last named living at Omaha at an advanced age. Mr. Burgess had never married, but kept his home at the old homestead of his father, Charles Burgess. Mr. Henry Boughton, who had been so intimately connected with the deceased, having lived with him for thirty-five years. Mr. Boughton was untiring in his devotion to his life long friend; during his long and severe illness, no brother could have been more kind, or rendered him better care. The single sister remains in the home under the care of this devoted friend.
Mr. Burgess was a very social man, and the large attendance at his funeral bespoke the many friends he had won in his life-time. Signing was rendered at the funeral by Mrs. Mary Reynolds and Miss Lydia Tanner, old friends of the deceased, from Elmira. The Baptist minister, Rev. E. B. Dwyer, assisted the Universalist pastor, Rev. Amanda Deyo, on the sad occasion. The remains were buried at Grove Hill cemetery, March 20th, the service conducted by the Free Masons for their respected Brother. TGR 1900
CLARK Eleanor A. - Eleanor A. Clark, age 92, of RR 2, Columbia Cross
Roads, Springfield Township, Pa., died
at home Wednesday, July 7, 2010 with her loving family at her side. Eleanor was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Springfield Township, a daughter of the late Vern L. and Anna (Williams) Clark. She was a retired home health aid who worked privately for local families. Her memberships included the Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield Ladies Aid where she held the office of Secretary and the Troy Senior Citizens where she enjoyed playing in the "Kitchen Band." Eleanor cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Eleanor's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dan Graham officiating. Interment will follow in Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield Township, Pa. Surviving are: her sisters, Betty Brown of Troy, Pa., Edna and Ken Guthrie of Springfield, Pa., sister-in-law, Lois Clark of Springfield, Pa., nieces and nephews, Valerie and Bob Hugg of Springfield, Pa., Roger and Cathy Brown of Troy, Pa., Aaron and Karen Guthrie of Sayre, Pa., Karen and Joe Zug of West Chester, Pa., and Kathy and Earl Swain of Troy, Pa., several great nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Robert V. Clark on Sept. 28, 2007 and brother-in-law, Willard Brown in 1992. Memorials in Eleanor's memory are directed to the Springfield Baptist Church, RR 2 Box 88, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. - Towanda Daily Review, July 9, 2010
CLARK Mrs. Helen E Wolcott-aged 82, died suddenly in her home in Springfield Monday morning, February 20,1950. She suffered a heart attack. She is survived by a brother, George Wolcott, Springfield and three nephews. Services were held from the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Thursday. Rev. Orey Crippen with burial in Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield.
CONNER - Karen Spencer, 44, Columbia Cross Roads
12/29/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Karen A. (Conner) Spencer, age 44, of Columbia Cross Roads died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at her home. She was born on June 26, 1957, in New Jersey, the daughter of Wilbur C. and Christine (Lewis) Conner of Oldwick, N.J. Karen was a member of the Mosherville Bible Church. She devoted her time and love to her family. In addition to her parents, Karen is survived by her husband, Jerry J. Spencer; three sons, Jared and Justin Spencer, at home, and Jerry Spencer of Princeton, Minn.; three daughters, Kristina and Kendra Spencer, at home, and Shanna Sisney of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Brian Conner of Cokesbury, N.J., and Kenney Conner of Hackettown, N.J.; and one sister, Sandra Orgris of Long Island, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Mosherville Bible Church, Mosherville, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert A. Bevins and the Assistant Rev. Tom Hager officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.
CRANE –VIRGINIA L. CRANE BEARDSLEE CLAYPOOL of 244 Devonshire Dr., Elmira Heights, NY, died quietly on October 20, 2006 at the age of 78. Ginny was born on November 28, 1927, to George and Alice Crane formerly of Pine Valley, NY. In 1945, Ginny married William L. Beardslee. Ginny and Bill resided in Columbia Cross Roads, PA for over 35 years while raising their children. Ginny participated in the Methodist Church, school and 4-H activities, and was a member of the Troy Auxiliary Police, Troy, PA. Ginny worked at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, as a Recovery Room Aide for 23 years. Upon retirement, Ginny was employed as a home health aide for many years. Every patient became family and shared in Ginny's love. In the late 1980's Ginny moved to Elmira Heights, NY. In 1990, Ginny was married to Donald Claypool of Elmira, NY. They shared over 16 years of marriage. Both were very devoted to the First United Methodist Church, Horseheads, NY, where they served on several committees, ministered to shut-ins, worked at the rummage sales, attended Bible Study, were greeters at Sunday services, co-founded Family and Friends, and participated in the living manger scene. Ginny was predeceased on June 20, 2006 by her husband, Donald Claypool; her infant daughter, Cindy, in 1956; and her brother, Edward R. Crane, on January 20, 1999. Ginny is survived by loving daughters, Elizabeth (Gary) Horning, Troy, PA, Carol (Richard Garner) Welch, Canton, PA, Diane (Jay) Harkness, Gillett, PA, and Cherie (Gary) Tanner, Evans Mills, NY; and special friend-daughter, Marie (Keith) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; her brother, Gerald (Beverly) Crane, Lincoln, Delaware; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; step-children, Mark (Mary Ellen) Claypool, Donald (Pam) Claypool, and Mary (James) Thomas; and five step grandchildren of Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, from 4-7:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Monday from 10-11:00 a.m. where a celebration of her life will follow in church at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment in Grover Cemetery in Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Those wishing may also remember Ginny with memorials in her name to the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette (Should read Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield Twp.)
CRANE VIRGINIA L. BEARDSLEE
Virginia L. Crane of 244 Devonshire Dr., Elmira Heights, NY, died quietly on October 20, 2006 at the age of 78. Family and friends are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Monday from 10-11:00 a.m. where a celebration of her life will follow in church at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment in Grover Cemetery in Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Those wishing may also remember Ginny with memorials in her name to the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.
FULLER Edson - Telephone Lineman Fuller, Killed - November 28, 1904 - With others, Edson Fuller, of Springfield, was putting up poles on an extension of the Citizens' Mutual line through that place Monday afternoon, when a pole they were raising suddenly fell and stuck the young man on the back of the head, crushing his skull. He was unconscious from the first and expired within a few hours. Deceased was the only son left at home of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Fuller. An older brother is chief boiler inspector in the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. He was an exemplary young man, 21 years old and unmarried. The funeral was largely attended from the Springfield Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Hemming officiating.
GATES - MRS. BURNHAM TAKEN BY DEATH
Oldest Resident of Springfield Township; Funeral to Be Friday
Mrs. Cyria M. Burnham, the oldest resident of Springfield Township, died at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at the age of 90 years, six months. She is survived by two sons, Arthur D. Burnham at home and Floyd J. of Milton, Pa.; two grandsons in Elmira. The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the residence. Burial will be in Grover Hill Cemetery located on the farm. The Rev. Paul Rockwell will officiate. (handwritten on article 1938)
GATES –MRS. CYRIA BURNHAM TAKEN BY DEATH – One of the oldest and respected resident of Springfield Township died in her home there Wednesday (January 1938). Funeral to Be Friday. Mrs. Cyria M. Burnham, the oldest resident of Springfield Township died at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at the age of 90 years. She is survived by two sons, Arthur D. Burnham at home and Floyd J. of Milton, Pa.; two grandsons in Elmira. The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the residence. Burial will be in Grover Hill Cemetery located on the Burnham farm. The Rev. Paul Rockwell will officiate. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/12/2018 (80 years Ago-1938) (She was the daughter of Schuyler Gates and Ann and married Richard R. Burnham and had at least two sons, Dean b. Circa 1878 and Floyd J. Born Circa 1880.) Pat Gobea
HARKNESS Mary Ann - Berry, Mrs. Sherman-the funeral of Mrs. Sherman Berry of Athens was held here in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, assisted by Rev. W P Hazelton. Interment was in Grover Hill cemetery.
HORNING William Jason "Jake" Horning
On the morning of Saturday, June 22, 2013, well-known Troy resident William Jason Horning died quietly at Troy Community Hospital. He was 86 years of age. Born in Columbia Cross Roads on Dec. 27, 1926, he was the son of William and Julia (Murray) Horning. Known to family and friends as "Jake," he was a graduate of Troy High School. He was married to the former Doris Ward, and together they raised two sons. For 33 years Jake owned and operated Horning's ARCO and Sporting Goods on Canton Street in Troy. As a businessman, he used to sponsor a local softball team as well. He was a longtime resident of Armenia Township and served as township supervisor for several years. In addition to the responsibilities of operating a business and administering the local government, Jake gave of himself in other ways. Innumerable snowmobilers and four-wheeler drivers will always remember him for his kind generosity and hospitality, as his place on the mountain was open to them 24/7 for them to warm up and take refreshment. Jake was an avid hunter and a dyed-in-the-wool Dodgers fan. From their days at Ebbet's Field in Brooklyn to their present home in Los Angeles, he was loyal to the blue come rain or shine. Jake was also a man with a quiet, subtle faith who knew his Lord and Savior on a very private and personal level. Last Saturday when the Lord took his hand, Jake quietly and peacefully when home with Him. Jake is survived by his son, Gary (Beth) Horning of Troy; sisters, Nancy Merritt of Troy and Marsha Chappell of Tioga; grandchildren, Thad (Sheri) Horning of Florida, Christina Signor of Troy, Jason (Dannielle) Horning of Virginia, Jared (Cindy) Horning of Lancaster, Pa.; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and son, Randy. In accordance with Jake's wishes there will be a graveside service at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to honor Jake's memory may direct memorial contributions to the Olde Covert Church, c/o Brenda L. Brewer, 365 Farmers Valley Road, Troy, PA 16947. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Towanda Daily Review – June 25, 2013
JOHNSON - Mrs. Sarah M. JOHNSON Strange of Springfield, departed this life, May 29th, 1903. She was the daughter of Royal Johnson and was born in Lapeer, NY, August 19th, 1834. She was united in marriage to Marcus Strange, deceased. One son Charles, of Springfield, and one daughter, Mrs. Mina McKerrick, of Elmira, survive her. Her funeral was held from her home on the 1st inst., Rev. T. Mitchell officiating, assisted by Rev. Hemming. The interment was on Grover Hill.
Bela KENT, son of Dudley and Hannah (Granger) Kent, was born May 19, 1757
in Suffield, Conn. On the 13th of December, 1775, he enlisted under Capt.
Ebenezer Huntingdon in the 22nd regiment, commanded by Samuel Willis of
Connecticut. "He crossed the Delaware with Washington, was in the battle
of Brandywine, wintered at Valley Forge and was at West Haven Island when the
Americans evacuated New York city and the British crossed from Long Island and
took possession. Having received no orders to retreat, Mr. Kent's company was
surrounded by the enemy. They cut their way through the British lines and after
great exertion reached the American forces. Mr. Kent served six years, was
promoted to corporal and in his closing days was granted a pension of $116 per
year." Soon after the war, he removed to Schenectady, N.Y., thence about
1815 to Springfield township, Bradford county. Here he continued to reside
until his death, Dec. 16, 1834. His remains repose in the Grover cemetery. He
had married Lucretia Remington and had children, Bela, Henry, Cynthia, Hannah
Bela died in young manhood.
Henry went West, died in Illinois, 1879.
Cynthia married Gaius Adams of Springfield.
Harriet married a Mr. Bedortha and lived near Springfield, Mass.
Margaret married Isaac Cooley of Springfield.
MATTOCKS Miss Ella-Troy, June 2- 73, of Springfield died at Crowe’s Nursing Home in Canton Saturday evening at 9:45 o’clock. She is survived by six nephews-Clyde, Earl and Orton Mattocks of Troy; Fred of Columbia Cross Rds, Edward of DeLand, Fla, and Gerald of Philadelphia. Several cousins also survive. The body is at the Soper Mortuary where service will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield. Rev.Orey Crippen will officiate.
MRS. ETTA MATTOCKS COOPER
Aged 60, died at the home of her brother, Charles Mattocks, at Springfield, Sunday, May 17, 1936 at 11:45 a.m. She is survived by two brothers, Charles and Frederick and one sister, Miss Ella Mattocks, all of Springfield. The funeral was held from the Cooper residence Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. J. D. Kerrick, Towanda, officiating. Burial was at Grove Hill Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)
FREDERICK J. MATTOCKS, 85, of Springfield died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Dec. 1, 1908, in Springfield Township, the son of Fred and Ethel Daly Mattocks. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Cecile Boughton Mattocks. His great joys were his family and loving grandchildren. He devoted his life to hard work, helping others and caring for his family. He spent 57 years of dedication to improving the property in Springfield he purchased 8n 1936. Prior to his retirement he was a Pioneer Corn representative for 17 years. He was an active member of the Springfield Baptist Church. He’ll be remembered by his family and friends as a caring, dignified, gentleman. He is survived by his wife, Cecile; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Hettich of Towanda; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Janet Mattocks of Springfield; seven grandchildren; Doreen Hettick of Philadelphia, Renee Hettich of Owego, Darin Hettich of Pittsburg; Denise Hettich of Eagles Mere, Annette and Greg Beyer of Doylestown, Mark Mattocks of Sunbury, and Lyle and Tanya Mattocks of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Allison and Megan Beyer and Courtney Mattocks; brothers and sisters-in-law, Orton and Vivian Mattocks of Florida, Edwin and Lillian Mattocks of Texas, and Gerald and Katherine Mattocks of Tunkhannock; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Ryan Hettich, in 1978, and brothers, Clyde, who died in 1979, and a brother, Earl, who also died on Dec. 19, 1993. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Hager officiating. Burial will be in Grover Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Springfield Baptist Church, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., or to the Grover Hill Cemetery Association. –Towanda Daily Review.
Troy Register 1887
The death of James Mattocks. one of the pioneers of Springfield, occurred April 7. He was born in New York in 1796 and was as his deceased the oldest man in town. Born in the closing year of Washington's administration he had lived under all 22 presidents.
ARCHIE MCNETT, 85, of Springfield Twp., Pa., passed away at home while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 19, 2015. Born Dec. 9, 1929 in Williamsport, Pa. Archie Dudley McNett was one of four sons of the late Archie and Alma (Edler) McNett. After graduating from Troy High School with the class of 1947, Archie began a 27-year career in the U.S. Navy. Serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Archie earned the rank of ENCM (SS) and received several medals. He then became a licensed real estate agent and was associated with Endless Mountains Real Estate Company in Covington and later the Northern Tier Realty Company in Troy. On Aug. 11, 1980, he married the former JoAnn Ward in Towanda. Archie loved being outdoors and working in his woods. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed making many projects, especially potato crates and birdhouses. He was a die-hard New York Yankee's baseball fan. Archie volunteered many hours and financial assistance to the Grover Hill Cemetery. He was instrumental in the anchor display at Troy's V.F.W. Post 675 and American Legion Post 49 building. He also kept in touch with several of his Navy buddies over the years. His memberships included the Sons of the American Legion and the Deer Crossing Marine Corps League Detachment. In addition to his wife JoAnn, surviving are his son Jason McNett of Springfield Twp., Pa.; two stepdaughters Brenda Jo Tracy of California and Susan Buchanan of Florida; a brother Ian McNett of Virginia; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and close nieces and nephews and many cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers Stephen McNett and Samuel McNett; two stepchildren Del Golden and Ruth Ann Golden. Calling hours are 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Jim Crupi will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Grover Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Archie would have appreciated a memorial donation to Grover Hill Cemetery, c/o 31 Shell Rd., Columbia Cross Rds., PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/20/2015
MURRAY, MINNALYNN, the daughter of James D. Murray of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Friday morning May 23, 1913, of diphtheria, aged ten years. She is survived by her father, her grandmother, three sisters, Grace M. Stacy, Julia and Jeannette, and two brothers, George and Frank. A private funeral was held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the family home. The Rev. Seymour Barrett officiated. The pallbearers were her father, two brothers and Elmer Stacy. She was laid at rest beside her mother in the Grover Hill Cemetery at Springfield, PA.
MURRAY – LOVED CHILD TAKEN
Minnie Lynn Murray, youngest daughter of Jason D. MURRAY, died Friday morning, May 23, of diphtheria aged ten years, six months and twenty-four days. Minnie Lynn was a bright beautiful child and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends both old and young. A private funeral was held at the family home Sunday, at 1 o’clock, Rev. Seymour Barrett officiated. Pallbearers were her father, two brothers and brother-in-law. She was laid to rest beside her mother in Grover Hill cemetery, Springfield. She is survived by her father and grandmother, three sisters, Grace M, Stacy, Julia and Jeanette, two brothers, George and Frank. TGR 1913
Harold Clark PARMENTER, 83, of West Franklin, Canton RR 1, PA died Thursday, November 28, 2002 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. Born August 21, 1919 in Bradford County, he was the son of the late Roy C. and Ella Clark Parmenter. Harold was formerly employed by Fox Chase Farms in Towanda for many years. There are no known surviving relatives. Funeral services were held December 5 at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Richard Martin officiating and interment to be in Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield Twp., PA. TGR
PARMENTER - 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. TGR 1922
RIPLEY - Peet, Annie Ripley- wife of Fred Peet, Springfield, and for many years a prominent woman of that section, died in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Monday, March 25, 1946, at the age of 80 years. She sustained a broken hip some days ago. Mrs. Peet had the unusual distinction of being a member of the Springfield Baptist Church for 63 years. She joined when a girl of 17 years. She was a former member of the Grange and the Rebekah Lodge of Springfield. Mrs. Peet is survived by her husband and one cousin, Mrs. Sadie Cruttenden, Mansfield. Services will be held at the Springfield Baptist Church this Thursday at 2 pm. Rev. Orey Crippen, with burial in the Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield.
WARD - Doris W. HORNING, 66, of Towanda, PA formerly of Troy, died Sunday, May 15, 1995 at the home of her special friend, Virginia Martin. She was a former employee of the Bradford County Drug and Alcohol Council. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary W. and Beth Horning of Troy RR 1, PA and Randy L and Lisa Horning of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Christina Horning of Tappahannock, VA, Thad Horning of Troy, Jason R. Horning Sr. of San Diego, CA, Jared Horning of Lancaster and Jeffrey Horning of Lancaster; a great-grandson, Jason R. Horning Jr. of San Diego; her former husband, Jake Horning of troy RR 1; a brother Floyd Ward of Canton; a sister-in-law, Rowena Ward of Troy RR 3; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Leon and Phoebe Ward and a brother, Robert L. Ward. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 17, 1995 (1 pm) with the rev. Robert W. martin officiating. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.
WARD -JOANN D. MCNETT (Ward) formerly of Troy, passed away peacefully at home with family on Oct. 21, 2020. She joins in Heaven her husband, Archie D McNett and two children, Del and RuthAnn Golden in eternal peace and comfort. She leaves behind her children, Brenda (Bill) Tracy, Susan Carstens of Gainesville, FL, Tom Bashore of Florida, Jason McNett of Troy and granddaughter she raised, Sarah Edwards (Gary) of Binghamton, NY. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Jasmin Young, Sandra Bashore, Nicole Bashore, Jeremy Ives and Olivia as well as her many great-grandchildren to whom she saw and spoke to often. Her legacy leaves many who knew her and valued her friendship. JoAnn was born in Dauphin, where her mother Ruth Atwater taught school, her numerous stories included the many fond years spent with the Ward, Dunning and Gordon families growing up. She left the area on an adventure to attend Airline School in 1951 with friends and ended up in Melbourne, Florida where she had and primarily raised her children. She was no stranger to holding three jobs while doing so, she was known for her hardworking spirit, never one to back down from a new “project”. JoAnn went on to marry Archie on Aug. 11, 1980, an old high school flame that had relit through letters and phone calls in 1979 that remained burning strong until his passing in 2015. Jo and AD traveled all over the country together and with friends, played Friday Night card games after dinners at the Troy American Legion for many years. She was well known for her hobbies: bingo, bowling league and always up for a good yard sale. She enjoyed making scrapbooks and collecting family history which her later generations have come to treasure. JoAnn spent her last years as the “Roadrunner” nickname she was known for living in Ocala, FL and then Alpine, CA She lived to “go rammin” in her big Lincoln and was always one to keep in touch with friends from coast to coast with frequent letters and calls and visits. Memorial services will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at Leona Methodist Church with Pastor Jodi Kenyon officiating. She will rest next to her family at Grover Hill Cemetery, 31 Shell Rd., Columbia Cross Rds., PA overlooking her home of over 35 years in Springfield. Any donations may be made in her honor to Leona Methodist Church where she attended Services whenever she could. -Towanda Daily Review 11/12/2020
KENNETH L. WEED, age 73, of Leona, Pa., died at his residence on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005. He was married to Janet (Thorp) Weed on July 29, 1954, celebrating 51 years of marriage. Kenneth was born on July 29, 1932 in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late Elmer and Alene (Carman) Weed. Kenneth was a member of the Leona Methodist Church. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. Kenneth was a heavy equipment engineer for Streeters in Elmira, N.Y. He was a member of Union No. 832A Operating Engineers, a member of F & A Masonic Lodge of Troy, Pa., No. 306, and Ridgebury Sportsmen Club, he was an avid outdoorsmen. Kenneth loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed by the family that loved him very much. In addition to his wife Janet Weed, Kenneth is survived by: son, Darren L. (Nichole) Weed of Sugar Branch, Pa.; daughters; Pennie J. (Jim) VanNoy of Leona, Pa., and Denise M. (John) Feusner of Troy, Pa.; brothers, Richard F. (Mickey) Weed of Berrytown, Pa., and Max (Darlene) Weed of Springfield, Pa.; sisters, Virginia P. Wood of Troy, Pa., and Joyce L. (Fred) Seymour of Big Pond, Pa.; grandchild, Britani A. VanNoy; great-grandchild, Kloey VanNoy; grandchildren, Jay VanNoy, Brent L. Sparling, Hailey L. Feusner, Kristen M. Feusner, Sabrina McClelland, Justin Weed, Taylor Weed and Trey Weed; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Kenneth is preceded in death by brothers, Charles Weed and Gerald Weed; an infant sister, Geraldine Elizabeth Weed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Leona Methodist Church, Leona Road, Troy, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at 10:45 a.m. with the funeral service being held immediately following at 11 a.m. with Pastor William Lusk officiating. Interment will be at the Grover Hill Cemetery, Springfield Township, following the service. Memorials in Kenneth’s memory may be made to the Leona Methodist Church, RD 2, Troy, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
WESTBROOK - William Westbrook
Special to The Daily Review.
William Westbrook died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Leona, following a stroke of paraylsis. He was born in Leona and spent his entire life there where he was esteemed and respected by his neighbors and the people of the community. He is survived by his widow and an adopted daughter, Nora Westbrook. The funeral will be held at the house Sunday at 12 o'clock and the Springfield church at 1 o'clock; interment in the Springfield cemetery. Reva Wagner. Daily Review March 11, 1911. (Westbrook William G. 1836 1911)
WILKINSON - Augusta Wilkinson Bentley.
Mrs. Augusta Wilkinson Bentley died at Jamestown, N. Y., December 18, 1900. Her funeral took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Furman, December 21, Rev. Amanda Deyo, officiating. Burial in the Grove cemetery at Springfield. Deceased was born at Binghamton April 10, 1838, was married to Storm T. Bentley December 12, 1864. Besides the husband she leaves four sons to mourn this great loss. Her sons are: Alexander B., James D., J. Randall and John Brainard, and one daughter Grace, also one sister, Mrs. N. T. Osborne, all of Jamestown. TGR 1901
WOLCOTT Julia E - Mrs. Julia E. Whitney departed this life March 16, 1900, at the home of her sincere friend, Mrs. Jane Mattocks, after a brief but unexpected illness. The kind devotion of Mrs. Mattocks and her family was greatly appreciated by her only remaining daughter, Mrs. Minnie Murray, who at the time of her mother’s illness and death was just removing her home to the farm her mother had purchased. It was very sad for her that her mother was not able to be removed to her own roof, but loving hands administered to her among her precious circle, both among those of her own people the Universalists, and the Baptist also. Mrs. Whitney was born in 1836, her maiden name being Julia E. Wolcott. One brother only survives her, Mr. Pearsall Wolcott. She was twice married, her first husband, George W. Herman, dying in 1876. In 1881 the deceased married Mr. Frank L. Whitney, whom she survived, and she later moved to Long Point, Ill, where she remained until 1898. She then returned to Springfield, where she had lived sincere with her only daughter, Mrs. Minnie Herman, wife of Mr. Jason Murray, who is her sole heir. The funeral services were conducted by the Universalist pastor, Rev. Amanda Deyo, assisted by the Baptist pastor, E. B. Dwyer, Burial in Grove cemetery. 1900
STANLEY EMERSON WOLCOTT age 56 of Springfield Township, Monday, May 30, 1966 at Troy community Hospital. Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Wallace McKnight. Grover Hill Cemetery. Survived by wife, Myra A.; brother, Cecil L. of Penn Yan; one niece, one nephew and one great-niece. He worked with Chaffee Box Lumber Co. in New Hampshire for 12 years and resided in Springfield for the past 16 years; popular square dance caller in the Springfield area. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1966
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? Berry, Mrs. Sherman-the funeral of Mrs. Sherman Berry of Athens was held here in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, assisted by Rev. W P Hazelton. Interment was in Grover Hill cemetery.
? Mary Fuller
(Springfield News) The remains of Mrs. Mary Fuller were brought from Philadelphia on Wednesday last and services were held in the Baptist church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Cameron of Sylvania officiated. Interment was in Grover Hill cemetery. Mrs. Fuller went to visit her son in Philadelphia last fall. She was taken with pneumonia and died Dec. 30th, aged 75 and the remains were placed in a vault. She was a life-long resident of this place and will be missed by a large circle of friends. 1918