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Obituaries and other newspaper items on this page are from the scrapbook collection of Joyce M. Tice . 

BARROWCLIFF - Barrowcliff, Tuscarora Native, Dies 
Roselle Park, NY,-May 5, 1955 

Bayard Kent Barrowcliff, 77 of 202 Walnut St., a retired railroad telegrapher, station agent and supervisor, died May 5 at Elizabeth General Hospital after a short illness. Born in Tuscarora in Bradford County, Pa., Mr. Barrowcliff was an accounting graduate of New York University. He worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co., as telegrapher and station agent from 1896 to 1905. Mr. Barrowcliff later served as supervisor of stores for the American Cyanamid Co., at the Warner's plant in Linden, until his retirement in 1945. A life long Methodist, Mr. Barrowcliff was a trustee of Community Methodist Church and its treasurer for 11 years. He was a charter member of Wheatsheaf Lodge, 272 F. & A. M. and was its master in 1936, treasurer in 1937 and had been lodge historian from 1940 to the present. Mr. Barrowcliff leaves his wife, Mrs. Carrie Lasher Barrowcliff, a son, Addison K. Barrowcliff of Clinton, NJ, and two sisters, Mrs. Alta Christian, and Mrs. William Neiderberger, both of Laceyville, Pa. Services are at the Prall Funeral Home, 124 E. First Avenue, Roselle, with interment at Sunnyside cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pa. Submitted by Patty Shumway. 

This obituary is for Rozelle Borden who was born in Tioga County, PA and died in Republican City, Nebraska. I believe it was taken from a local paper in Nebraska, but I don't know the name of it. 


Rozell Borden died at his home south of Republican City [Nebraska] last Monday, February 17, 1913. Mr. Borden was born in Tioga county, Pennsylvania, near Wellsboro, in 1863. He moved with his parents when quite young to Missouri. There he resided until his marriage to Miss Minnie Rogers in 1889. To this union five children were born, one dying in infancy. The four living are: Mrs. Pearl Wilson, Clarence, Artie and Lena Borden. Mr. Borden moved with his family from Missouri to Nebraska in 1905 and resided here until his death. He leaves, besides four children, a wife, one brother residing at Hamilton, Missouri and one sister residing at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Deceased was a kind father, a loving husband and highly respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Republican City, Tuesday, February 18, 1913, conducted by the pastor, Rev. L. E. Lewis. The remains were laid away in the Republican City cemetery. Submitted by Jayne Borden 

CACCHIONE - The Evening Times, Oct. 3, 1938. Funeral service of Miss Lena Cacchione were held from the late home, 212 Keystone avenue at 9 o'clock this morning and Requiem high mass at the Church of the Epiphany at 9;30. Rev. James F. Houlihan officiated. Burial was in Epiphany cemetery. The service was very largely attended with a profusion of flowers and mass cards. There were many from out-of-town in attendance from Elmira, Corning, Owego, Binghamton, Towanda and Bernice. The pall bearers were Anthony Sindoni, Louis Corelli, Harry Lyons, Patrick Cannovino, John Chacone, Joseph Cerio. Submitted by Marolyn Cole 
DAVIDSON - WILLIAM DAVIDSON OF SPENCER DIES MAY 25, 1950. William DAVIDSON, 82, of Spencer, died at 12:30 p.m. in the Tioga General Hospital, Waverly. He was formerly proprietor of laundries in Towanda and Spencer. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. John Morrison of Waverly and Mrs. Tim Roberts of Sayre; two brothers, Arthur D. (should have been Chester Arthur) Davidson and Harvey Davidson of Athens; several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to Spencer, where services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery. Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
DAVIDSON - George W. DAVIDSON, a veteran of the Civil War and a former resident of Sayre, died at 10:00 last night at his home in Spencer, N.Y., at the age of 86 years. Mr. Davidson served in the Civil War, was a member of Company K, 50th Pennsylvania Regiment and was also a member of Perkins Post, G.A.R. of Athens. He is survived by his widow and the following children: William and Allen of Spencer; Anthony (should have been Chester Arthur); Harvey of Sheshequin; Mrs. T.B. Roberts of Sayre and Mrs. John Morrison of Athens. He is also survived by one sister, two brothers and twenty-three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the late home of the decendent at 2:00 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Wiftshore of the Baptist Church of Spencer will be officiating. The interment will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery at the same place. (Death was November 3, 1921.) Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
(Davidson) - Mrs. Martha Jane DAVIDSON died yesterday afternoon at her home in Spencer after a week's illness of pneumonia, aged 75 years. Her husband died last Sunday of the same disease. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson resided in Sayre before moving to Spencer and prior to that time had made their home in Towanda. Last December they celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Of her immediate family, Mrs. Davidson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. T.R. Roberts of Sayre and Mrs. J.A. Morrison of Athens, and four sons, Arthur Davidson of Athens, and Harvey of Sheshequin, William and Allen Davidson of Spencer. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at ?o'clock from the home in Spencer and burial will be made in the Spencer cemetery. Death around November 9, 1921. Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
FARR - Vaughn FARR of 608 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad conductor, died in a Washington, D.C. hospital about midnight last night, according to word received here today. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Farr had been spending the winter in St. Petersburg, Florida and accompanied by his daughter, Miss Eleanor Farr of Washington, came north to be admitted to the hospital last week. Evening Times newspaper clipping dated March 29, 1949. Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
Knoxville, Aug. 9, 1928

Death of Edward FREEMAN

Edward FREEMAN, of Rochester, formerly of Scio, N.Y., died in the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. , Friday, August 3, 1928, following a long illness and an operation. He was 71 years old. He was a son of our highly respected elderly citizen of Knoxville, William R. FREEMAN, and he spent his boyhood days in this vicinity. he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josie FULMER Freeman; one daughter, Mrs. G. L. RYAN, of Rochester; his father, four sisters, Mrs. Frank HUSTER, Mrs. Esther M. SMITH, Mrs. Augusta GEE, all of Knoxville, and Mrs. A. H. SEAMANS, of Williamsport, and one brother, Gus FREEMAN, of Chatham. Funeral services were held in the Scio M. E. church Monday afternoon of this week at 2 o'clock and interment at that place. He was a member of the Masonic order and the Modern Woodmen of America. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave. Mrs. Seamans, of Williamsport; Mrs. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUNTER, of Knoxville, and Dr. Freeman SMITH, a nephew, of Bath, attended the funeral. Submitted by: Linda ZAPF Cracraft 


Prominently Connected with Loyal Order of Moose; Wrote Book on "Mooseheart" 

Guy H. Fuller, who made his home with his daughter, Miss Edna B. Fuller, at 48 Maple Avenue, Fredonia, died Friday following a long illness. Mr. Fuller was in his 79th year. He was born in Bradford county, PA and his parents were among the early settlers of that region. 

Mr. Fuller was at one time editor of the Jamestown Sunday Sun and was well known throughout Chautauqua county. For the last twenty-five years Mr. Fuller was connected in an important way with organization work for the Loyal Order of Moose. Under the direction of Secretary of Labor James L. Davis, he edited a book concerning the work of the "Vocational School at Mooseheart, Ill.," which is conducted by the Loyal Order of Moose, and a copy of this book was placed in every lodge of Loyal Order of Moose in the world. 

Mr. Fuller is survived by his only daughter, Miss Edna B. Fuller; three sisters, Mrs. P. A. Smith, Camptown, Pa., Mrs. Lina Lewis, Towanda, Pa., and Mrs. Lillian Nesbit, Tekamah, Neb. The funeral services will be held at 48 Maple Avenue, Fredonia, on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The body will be taken to Camptown, Bradford county, on Tuesday morning for burial. Submitted by Olive Hoffman 

HOLCOMBE Nearly a Century Old We noticed briefly last week the death of Mrs. Salina Holcombe Dibble, which occurred at Franklindale, on Sunday evening, March 13, 1892. The life of this remarkable aged woman covered nearly a century of faithful service and is deemed worthy of a more extended biographical notice. She was a good woman in all respects. She sprang from a race of remarkable longevity. She was born at North Granby, Connecticut, October 6, 1795, and was a daughter of Adonijah Holcombe and Charity Gillett Holcombe. Her grandfather was Nathaniel Holcombe 4th and her grandmother Margaret Cossitt. She was married November 26, 1818, by Rev. Isaac Porter to Selah Dibble of North Granby. The young couple soon went as pioneers to Colesville, Broome County, NY by wagon on which was packed their household goods, crossing the Hudson River by wire ferry at Hudson, NY. At Hudson they soon entered the wilds of New York and went on roads only marked by blazed trees and from thence were nearly two weeks in getting to their new home and there for many years lived in a log house while her husband cleared the land on which to farm. She came with her husband to Bradford County in 1849 and resided in Smithfield until the death of her husband in 1876. Since which time she resided with her daughter now Mrs. Harvey Holcombe, until her death. In a grand degree she was a woman of superior mind and body; was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, had dark complexion and hazel eyes and a most dignified bearing. She had the power to express her opinions which were well formed and respected. Her affections and likes and dislikes were equally warm. She meddled with no one's business and allowed no one to interfere with hers. She was never idle if able to move about and during the past few years made many elegant pieces of patchwork of silk and cotton and presented them to loved friends and aided in the work of the house up to quite recently. In mind and body she was the best preserved woman we ever had the privilege to know. In her religious connection she was, we think, a Baptist and her remains rest in the old cemetery in Smithfield near those of her late husband. Judah Holcombe Esq., North Granby, a near relative of hers died at 98 years of age in 1802. Her Uncle Othniel Gillett, died at 96 and both her parents lived to a ripe old age and in the nearly 100 years of her life she has maintained the reputation of her family connextions for remarkable longevity. Submitted by Sharon Nichols from the Bradford Republican Mar. 24, 1892 
KNOX - Died of Diptheria. Kitty Knox, wife of Fred Willour, agent at the C.& P.A. station at Ulysses, Potter county, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Knox, of Academy Corners, died Saturday after an illness of only four days, in her thirty-first year. She was born at Academy Corners, June 18, 1870. She attended school in Wellsboro and lived with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Toles, on East avenue. She is very kindly remembered as a young woman of sterling qualities, full of life and animation, and possessing a large circle os friends. She was married twelve years ago to Mr. Willour, who survives her with three daughters, aged respectively eleven years, five years, and eighteen months. Where she contracted this terrible disease, no one knows, as there are no known cases in that vicinity. Her burial was at night. It is one of the saddest deaths that we have been called upon to record in a long time. Her eldest daughter has been also stricken with diptheria. Submitted by Bradley RICE from family scrapbook compiled by Ruby Mae SKINNER Rice, Ruby's mother: Katie Lee HOWLAND Skinner ,Katie's mother: Lettie Almira SUTTON Howland. 
(Miller) - Miller, Eleanor Mae Age 64 of 1143 Remsen Street, San Antonio, TX formerly of Elmira, Monday, April 7, 1986 at the Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX. Arrangements by Barrett Funeral Home are incomplete. Submitted by Carlton Wolfe in Auburn, AL 
SOPER - John James Soper, d. June 27, 1937 - John J. Soper, 74, died Sunday, June 27, 1937, at the Blossburg Hospital He was born near Canton, PA, August 26, 1862. He was twice married, first to Miss Ella Marvin, of Covington. Two children were born to them, Charles Soper and Mrs. Edna Schlick, of Elmira Heights. In 1905 he married Miss Flava Reynolds, of Roaring Branch, PA. For several years he resided in Covington while employed by the Erie R.R. Company. He has also engaged in the photograph and watch repairing business in Canton, Gleason, and other nearby towns. For several years he had a repair shop in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mansfield. Mr. Soper was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was highly respected by all who knew him. Besides his children he is survived by several grandchildren; three brothers, Clinton Soper, Mansfield; David M., New Albany, PA; and William, Clyde, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Webster, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Sadie Graham, of Istachatta, Florida. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ward L. Austin, on South Main Street, the Rev. Dallas Youngs, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial in the cemetery near Elk Run. [unknown newspaper] Submitted by Leticia Rosado Russell 313 Brookside Drive € Angwin, CA 94508-9601 € OR 
SOPER.­Clinton E. Soper, born May 11, 1871, near Canton, Pa.; died Dec. 11, 1957, at Blossburg, Pa. He was a graduate of the Mansfield State Normal School. In 1904 he accepted the truth. Survivors are his wife, Ada Mae; 3 daughters; a son; 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.² [Review & Herald, volume 135, 1958, page 27.] Submitted by Leticia Rosado Russell 313 Brookside Drive € Angwin, CA 94508-9601 € OR 
SOPER.­David Mills Soper, born June 6, 1878, at Highlands, N.C.; died at Takoma Park, Md., Nov. 13, 1955. He accepted present truth in 1917 and was a graduate of Washington Missionary College. He had 8 children, 6 of whom are still living.² [Review & Herald, volume 133, 1956, page 27.] Submitted by Leticia Rosado Russell 313 Brookside Drive € Angwin, CA 94508-9601 € OR 
TAYLOR Knoxville, Aug. 9, 1928

Mrs. Lorenzo A. COOPER

Mrs. Cora TAYLOR Cooper, 60; wife of Lorenzo A. COOPER of Knoxville, died at her home Sunday morning following an illness of more than two years. Mrs. COOPER was the eldest daughter of Rhenaldo H. TAYLOR and Lusetta GRIFFIN Taylor. She was born April 6, 1868, at Chatham Township. She married Lorenzo A. COOPER in July, 1888, at Addison. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m., at the home on South First Street. The Rev. W. C. Glasier of the Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in Knoxville Riverside Cemetery. The bearers, all relatives, were: Ivan and Gurney TAYLOR, Chatham; Joe and Harry DAVIS, Little Marsh; Arthur RELLISON, Watkins Glen; Reed MERRICK, Knoxville. Mrs. COOPER is survived by her husband; two brothers, William TAYLOR of Chatham township and Fred TAYLOR of Elmira; three nephews, Gurney and Ivan TAYLOR, Chatham; Lorenzo TAYLOR, Elmira; four nieces, Cora and Thelma TAYLOR, Chatham; Lena Mae and Frederica TAYLOR of Knoxville, who resided with Mr. and Mrs. COOPER. She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church and Ladies' Ruthea Sunday School Class, the W.C.T.U., the Galetea Rebecca Lodge and P.O.H. Valley Grange of Academy Corners. Submitted by: Linda ZAPF Cracraft

Death of Mrs. COOPER

note: this clipping was from a different newspaper, mentioned different facts. Cora May TAYLOR Cooper, wife of L. COOPER, died Sunday morning, August 5, 1928, at their home on South First Street, in Knoxville. She had been in declining health for some time. Her death occurred suddenly. She was born in Chatham April 6, 1868, the daughter of Rhenaldo H. TAYLOR and Lusetta S. GRIFFIN Taylor. She lived her life in Chatham and Knoxville. She was a much respected woman. A member of the M. E. church, the ladies Sunday school class, Galatea Rebekah Lodge and the Grange. She was not only faithful in her church and lodge work but a great home maker, and although no children of her own she was a mother in the care of other children. Her husband and immediate family have the sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, Rev. W. C. Glasier, pastor of the Knoxville M. E. Church, officiating , and the interment will be in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville. Submitted by: Linda ZAPF Cracraft 
TROWBRIDGE - Mrs. Melvin Rockwell - Mrs. Marian A. Rockwell, 86, of 30 Spruce St., died Saturday (Oct. 4, 1975) in Corning Hospital where she had been a patient for one week. She was a former resident of Founders Pavilion. Born in Laceyville, Pa., Sept. 30, 1889, she was the daughter of John and Francelia White Trowbridge. She married Melvin S. Rockwell in Nichols Oct. 7, 1905. He died Feb. 1, 1944. Mrs. Rockwell was a retired practical nurse, retiring in 1968. She was a member of the North Baptist Church for over 50 years and a past president of the Philathea Class of the church. She was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Leah) Walker of Clarence; two sons, Ondree and Clifford, both of Corning; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Friend may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home today 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tues. at 11 a.m. in the North Baptist Church with the Rev. William Campbell, pastor, officiating, assisted by Pastor Fred Lane. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Friends who wish may make contributions to the North Baptist Church Memorial Fund. -- Corning Leader, Oct. 6, 1975 Susan Austin 
Knoxville Courier,February 5, 1913

Particulars of Mr. TUBBS' Death

The following particulars of the death of Hon. Charles TUBBS, late of Osceola, mention of which was made in this paper last week, is taken from a Buffalo paper: Charles TUBBS died at the Sisters' hospital in Buffalo while his wife was a patient in another part of the hospital. Death was due to an attack of arterial schlerosis. Mr. TUBBS was 69 years old and went to Buffalo a week previous to his death with Mrs. TUBBS, who underwent an operation. Mr. TUBBS was staying with his son, Warren TUBBS, of the firm of Strebel, Corey & Tubbs, who lives at 72 Highland avenue. The Senior Mr. TUBBS waited until the crisis had passed with Mrs. TUBBS before going to the hospital for treatment of the arterial trouble he was suffering. Mr. TUBBS went to the hospital Saturday, was stricken during the night and died before Sunday morning. Submitted by: Linda ZAPF Cracraft 
VANDERPOOL - The Daily Review, Saturday, March 25, 1911. Funeral of Child. Services for Mary Etta Vanderpool were held at the family apartments in the Arcade block yesterday afternoon. Ensign Mars of the Salvation Army conducted the services. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole 
WHITNEY - Widow of Frank Gray Passes Away - Laceyville, March 13, 1953 
Mrs. Cora M. Gray of Edinger Hill, the widow of Frank Gray, died late today in the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Meshoppen, after a long illness. She was 71. Mrs. Gray was born in Tuscarora Township, a daughter of the late John and Miranda Moyer Whitney. She lived all of her life in this vicinity where she was a member of Spring Hill Grange and the Edinger Hill Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are two sons, William of Laceyville RD and Paul at home; two daughters, Mrs. Orrin Culver of Silvara and Margaret at home; nine grandchildren, two brothers, George Whitney of Towanda and Bertrand Whitney of Washington, D.C.; five sisters, Misses Sadie and Harriet Whitney of Orange, NJ, Miss Bess Whitney of Yorkers, NY, and Mrs. Clyde Walter of Gettysburg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville with interment in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
WINTERMUTE - Canton RD1 Woman Dies at 92 
CANTON – Mrs. Esther V. Henry, 92, of Canton RD 1 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Packard, on Saturday. She was the widow of William S. Henry. Mrs. Henry was born in Mehoopany on Jan. 3, 1870, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wintermute. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Champluvier and Mrs. Mary Packard of Canton RD 1; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton this Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Owen Barrett, a retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Hill cemetery in Mehoopany. Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky. 

(Crandell) - Elmira Gazette and Free Press, April 16, 1907: "Mrs. M. D. Crandell died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Louis A. Uttrich on Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, Monday morning at 5 o'clock, age 66 years. Besides her husband M.D. Crandell, she is survived by four daughters: Mrs. J. H. McCarthy of Cortland, Mrs.L. A. Uttrich, Mrs. John L. Hooker and Miss Mina Crandell, all of Elmira Heights; three sons, Herbert J. Crandell of Aberdeen, Wash.; M.D. Crandell of Sayre, Pa.; and Mr. Harry Crandell of Elmira Heights; one step-son Louis A. Crandell of Belmont, Mo. and one sister, Mrs. Reuben Thurston of Elmira."
(Note: Another obituary appeared in the Elmira Daily Advertiser which was verbatim except she was incorrectly identified as Mrs. N. B. Crandell. Her first marriage was to Silas Taylor who died during the Civil War at Andersonville prison. Daughter Nancy Elizabeth who married John McCarthy was born to her first marriage. The other three daughters were by Moses Crandell.
Moses was first married to Mary Melissa Breese, daughter of Zopher and Amanda Humphrey Breese. Louis was of that marriage. Both these children were of the same age and mistakenly thought by me to be twins until I learned of the first marriages!) Nancy Long (

Lloyd E. Cummings, Businessman
Lloyd E. Cummings, 55, of 4413 Radium Springs Road died Thursday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kimbrell-Stern with Rev. Al Satten officiating. A graveside funeral will be at 4 p.m. in Panacea Community Cemetery in Panacea Fla.A native of Caton, N.Y., Mr. Cummings owned and operated Cummings Body Shop in New Albany, Pa., where he lived from 1961-79. He was employed with Pritchett Ford Motor Co. and had lived in Albany [Georgia] since 1979. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Cummings of Putney; two daughters, Anna Marie Cummings of Putney and Laurie Ann Ewbank of St. Louis, Mo.; and two sisters, Grace Cummings of Towanda, Pa., and Ester [Esther] McCauley of Canton, Pa.
Visitation will be at 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Kimbrell-Stern. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Doughtery-Lee Unit, P.O. Box 1201, Albany, GA 31702. Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky 
FRASIER - Westfield Free Press, Volume XIII November 5, 1891 Death James Albert Frasier, (commonly known as Bert Frasier) of Sabinsville, Pa., who went to Washington State one year ago last August was drowned in the Lewis River August 27th, and was buried on the farm of John Frasier, (his father of that place) Sept 10, 1891, it being two weeks after the accident before his body was found. He was born at Gaines, Pa., Oct 1, 1868 and died at Cowlitz Prairie August 27th, 1891, being 22 years 10 months and 26 days old. He was united in marriage to Miss Clara Hewitt, December 23, 1887. He leaves besides his wife, one daughter two years old, also a father and mother, three brothers and two sisters. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs Luman Sabins.Submitted by Harold Hooper 
HOWE - Elmira Star-Gazette, Feb.19, 1929: "Frank S. Howe, age 86, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S.A. Carman, 828 Walnut St., Elmira. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served as a corporal in Company D, 141st N.Y. Infantry. Mr. Howe was a member of Baldwin Post, G. A.R. and the Westside M.E. Church. He is survived by his widow, the daughter, Mrs. Carman; a son, Asa L. Howe of Corning, six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Howe passed their 63rd anniversary of their marriage Feb.7, 1929." (Note: Francis Howe [called Frank] and his wife, the former Mary Ellen Niver, were born and grew up in Caton, Steuben Co., NY. They married after his return from the Civil War. He had seen service at Gettysburg, Pa. and been General Sherman's March to the Sea, yet sustained no injuries! They had two children: Alice Howe who married Stephen Carman and Asa Howe. They were the grandparents of my grandmother Leta Carman, wife of Harry Crandell.) Nancy Long (

HOWE - Elmira Star-Gazette, Feb.22, 1923: "Mrs. Augusta Priest died at 5:10 Wednesday afternoon at the home of her son Fred O. Priest, 109 Liberty Street, aged 84 years. She is survived by son Fred; a brother Frank Howe; a sister Mary Jane Howe, all of this city. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home on Liberty Street. The Rev. Lewis E. Ward of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. It is requested that flowers be omitted." Submitted by Nancy Long (

HOWE - Elmira Star-Gazette, March 20, 1928: "Miss Mary Jane Howe, 78, a member of the family at the Home for the Aged, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. She is survived by one brother, Francis Howe of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Home for the Aged. The Rev.E. A. Matthews will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery."
(Note: Mary was shown in the 1880 census with "spinal illness". She lived with her parents until their deaths, then her brother Gervis in 1892. She is recorded twice in the 1900 census, living with her brother Smith Howe and her sister Augusta, being recorded as an invalid. By 1920, she was living at the Home for the Aged. Apparently the health of her siblings was failing as Smith died in June 1920 and Augusta in 1923.) Nancy Long (

HOWE - Elmira Advertiser, June 4, 1920: "Smith J. Howe, a former teacher in the Elmira schools and for sometime past, an employee of the Willy-Morrow Plant, died Wednesday at 11 pm at the family home, 901 Southport Street, aged 65 years. He is survived by widow; a daughter, Mrs. Norman Dimmick; four grandchildren, a brother Frank Howe; and two sisters, Mrs. Carlton Priest and Miss Jennie Howe. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery." Submitted by Nancy Long ( 

MUNRO - John L. Munro, aged 81 years, of Covington, died Nov. 1. He was a son of Alexander M. Munro, and was born Oct. 20, 1860. For many years he conducted a farm near Covington. Since his retirement several years ago he had resided in Covington. Surviving are a brother, Henry Munro, and several nephews and nieces. (The Agitator, Nov. 12, 1941) Submitted by: Emery G. Metzler Waterford, PA 
NIVER - Elmira Star-Gazette, Nov.25, 1945: "Mrs. Mary Ellen Howe, 99, 828 Walnut St., died on Nov.24, 1945. The widow of Francis S. Howe, she is survived by daughter Mrs. Alice Carman of Elmira; son Asa Howe of Corning; brother William Niver of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, 16 great, great grandchildren. The body is at Hagerman Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home this evening, where the funeral will be held Monday, 1:30 pm at Westside Methodist Church at 2 pm. Rev. W. Charles Pittman."
(Note: Mary was the daughter of James Harvey Niver and Elsie Randolph. She died just two weeks after the death of granddaughter Leta Carman Crandell, daughter of Alice Carman. What a load of grief for Alice, losing her daughter and mother within two weeks. ) Nancy Long (

STRAIT - Elmira Advertiser, March 8, 1892: Mrs. Betsy A. Crandall died at her home in Breesport on Monday, February 29, 1892. She had been an invalid for many years and had been paralyzed for four years. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since her early youth. She was born in Morristown, New Jersey on March 1, 1890. She was the only daughter of Mrs. Dr. Anna Strait. She was a mother of ten, nine living now, consisting of six daughters and three sons: Lewis of Iowa, James and M.D. Crandell of Breesport.

(Note: son William H. Crandell who had served in the Civil War, was injured, never married, lived with his mother after the war, died on April 9, 1885. He was buried in Breesport Baptist Cemetery.) Betsey Crandell wrote a will on Feb.28, 1878 which was probated on March 30, 1892. A petition to probate the will of Betsey Ann Crandell of the Town of Horseheads was made on this date by her sole executor, son James F. Crandell of the Town of Horseheads. He stated she died Feb.29, 1892. Betsey left her property to son James and daughter Emma Crandell, both unmarried and who resided with her on the family farm. The remaining children were not bequeathed anything.

James listed her children: sons Moses D., James F. and Lewis B. Crandell; daughters Emma Crandell, Grace E. Breese, Melissa Haviland, Mary Elzina Breese, Sarah A. Benson, and Harriet McMillan. All the children lived in the Town of Horseheads except Harriet McMillan of Elmira, NY and Lewis B. Crandell of Rippie, Greene Co., Iowa. All were of full age and of sound mind.

Betsey was my second great grandmother, Moses D. Crandell being my great grandfather. Nancy Long ( 

WARNER - Mrs. Pauline Vanderpool of Wysox RD2 Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

August 30, 1976 Mrs. Pauline Vanderpool of Wysox RD (Gillett's Bridge) died early Monday morning in the coronary care unit of Memorial Hospital here. Her age was 73. Mrs. Vanderpool suffered a heart attack at her home Sunday evening. Members of her family rushed her to Memorial Hospital where every effort was made to save her, but to no avail. Mrs. Vanderpool was born on Edinger Hill on April 6, 1903. She spent her girlhood there and attended Edinger Hill school. In 1924, she married Walter Vanderpool and they made their home in the Laceyville area for many years. In 1961, they moved to the Wysox area. Mr. Vanderpool died that year and Pauline maintained her residence there ever since.
Mrs. Vanderpool was highly regarded throughout her home community and was know for her kindness and for her thoughtful nature. She was devoted to her family and they gave her great happiness. She was a member of the Macedonia Sewing Society and attended the Universalist Church in Standing Stone until it closed.Surviving are: two sons, Walter Vanderpool Jr., of Wysox and David Vanderpool or Kellogg; six daughters, Mrs. Ulysses (Margaret) Acla of Milan, Mrs. Hiram (Barbara) Warner, Jr. of Standing Stone, Mrs. Anthony (Esther) Dinelli of Powell, Mrs. Alfred (Ruth) Decker of Durell, Mrs. Robert (Sally) Strope of Mildred, Mrs. Clarence (Shirley) Sibley at home; 29 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a half sister, Mrs. John (Daisy) Martin of Silvara; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, Towanda. The Rev. Harry Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, will officiate and interment will be in the Lacey Street cemetery at Laceyville. Submitted by Patty Shumway 

BRENNAN - Bradford Star, 5 August 1897 Andrew Brennan - died at his home in Overton July 30, after a long illness of consumption, aged 77 years. Deceased was a native of Ireland and came to Overton about forty years ago. He was a bachelor and generally lived alone. Funeral was held from the Catholic church, Tuesday forenoon. Submitted by Beth A. Williams,

BRENNAN - Bradford Republican, 25 Sept 1890 Andrew Brennan and Miss Mary Lane, both of Towanda, were united in marriage at the Catholic church Tuesday morning by Rev. Father Kelley. Submitted by Beth A. Williams,

BRENNAN - Bradford Argus, 20 Nov 1902 Dr. P. R. Brennan of Wysox, died November 13 of blood poisoning. As long ago as last May he reached down on the floor for something and ran a sliver in his middle finger. He paid little attention to it, but from that samll beginning the fatal diesease closed his life. He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, sixty years ago, and came when a young lad with his parents to the State Road in this county. He studied medicine with Dr. Madill in Wysox, and for many years practiced his profession at Little Meadows, Susquehanna county. About five years ago he removed to Wysox. He was a veteran of the Civial War and a member of the G. A. R. His wife and four children - Joseph of Towanda, Charles, William and Mary of Wysox, survive him. Dr. Brennan in politics was always a Democrat, and as a neighbor and citizen was without reproach. Submitted by Beth A. Williams, 

BRENNAN - Bradford Star, 29 Sept 1906 - Celebrated 40th Wedding Anniversary A very happy event and one long to be remembered was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy S. Brennan in Liberty Corners, Saturday, Sept. 24, it being their 40th wedding anniversary. It will ever be a pleasant memory to think of the happy host and hostess as they sat with smiling face, at the bounteous festive board with all their children and grandchildren, numbering 24. After dinner all repaired to the parlor where entertainment was furnished by T. A. Brennan with his phonograph and a grand-son, Ephraim Wilcox, on a violin. As a token of love and esteem Mr. and Mrs. Brennan were presented a handsome side-board by their children. Submitted by Beth A. Williams, BRENNAN - Bradford Star, 1 Oct 1914 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy S. Brennan of Liberty Corners celebrated their golden wedding on Sept 24, being assisted by children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. Submitted by Beth A. Williams,

BRENNAN - Bradford Star, 18 Nov 1909 Brennan - In Towanda, Nov. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brennan, a son. Submitted by Beth Ann Williams,

BRENNAN - Bradford Star, 29 Nov 1917 Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Brennan celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home on Huston Street, Sunday. A number of relatives and friends were present to assist them in making the day pleasant and memorable. Submitted by Beth A. Williams, 

BRESEE - Monroeton Enterprise, 8 Feb 1906 F. Wilson Bresee, a veteran of the Civil War and for several years a resident of Monroeton, died at 3 o’clock this morning at his home on Mechanic Street. He was about 80 years of age. Funeral will be held on Sunday. Submitted by Beth A. Williams, 
BURGESS - Mrs. Frances E. Darrow of 212 Ann St, Athens, died Tuesday evening at 7:45 o'clock at the home of her son Walter, in Windham Summit. Mrs. Darrow, widow of Fred L. Darrow who died about 10 years ago, was 83 years of age. She was born in Windham Township, Dec. 9, 1873, the daughter of Jessie and Elizabeth Doane Burgess. She was a member of the Windham Summit church and is survived by one son, Walter, of Windham Summit; a brother, Charles Burgess of West Warren, and a grandson. The body is at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols where friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held in the church of God at Athens Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. James Walters and Rev. Glen Rankin will officiate and interment will be in the Nichols cemetery. There is no date for this death, and I have no idea when it was. Submitted by Pat Raymond - from her grandmother's scrapbook, Clara OLIPHANT Smith. 

William Finkner, an old citizen of this valley, aged 80 years, residing about two miles east of this boro, departed from this life last week Wednesday night. He went to the barn to do his chores, and on being gone an unusually long time, his wife sent her son out to look for him. H e went to the barn and finding his father lying on the floor, returned to the house and reported that he was in the barn asleep. The wife immediately went to the barn and found her husband lying partly on his side, dead. Neighbors were called and the body taken care of. The funeral was held at the house last Saturday, Jan. 1, 1887. ( Westfield Free Press, Jan. 6, 1887 ) 

KIMBLE - MRS. JESSE NEWTON The funeral of Mrs. Mina R. Newton, who died Monday morning (November 5, 1934) at her home on the Post Creek Road following an illness of three months, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Post Creek School House, with the Rev. Edward Scholtz, of the Beaver Dams Methodist Episcopal Chruch, officiating assisted by the Rev. Frank B. Hayes, of Chambers. The wervice will be preced by a prayer service at the late home for the immediate family. Burial will be in Post Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Newton was born in the Town of Catlin, May 17, 1866, the daughter of Amos and Marie Paul Kimble. She was married July 27, 1889 in Big Flats, to Jesse Newton, who survives. Practically all her life was spent in the Town of Catlin with the exception of the past two years when she lived in Post Creek. Possessing a cheerful disposition she was highly regarded by a host of friends. She was a devoted wife and mother and a generous friend and neighbor. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are besides her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Paul Swartwood of Ithaca, Mrs. Amos Kimble, of Post Creek, Mrs. C. B. Teeter of Johnson City, Mrs. Max Hurd of Elmira Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Miller and Mrs Esther Benjamin of Big Flats; three grandchildren, Carl Hurd of Elmira Heights and Myron and Irene Teeter of Johnson City.

Also- Mrs. Mina R. Newton - The funeral of Mrs. Mina R. Newton was held Wednesday afternoon with a prayer service for the members of her family at the late home in Post Creek followed by services in the Post Creek School House at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Edward Scholtz, pastor of the Beaver Dams Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Frank B. Hayes, Wesleyan Methodist pastor. The schoolhouse was filled to capacity for the funeral, attesting to the high esteem in which Mrs. Newton was held in the community. Interment was in Post Creek. The bearers, all nephews, were: William Benjamin, Lou Smith, Raymond Benjamin, Frank Kimble, Samuel Kimble, and Earl Canfield. Unknown which newspaper, but presume to be The Corning Leader - Linda Kimble Francisco, - Sept. 14, 1998

NEWTON - MRS. MANDANA NEWTON KIMBLE, 76, died at the family home on the Middle Road, Town of Veteran, Wednesday, March 16, 1938 at 3 p.m. after a nice week's illness of pneumonia and complications. Born Dane Newton at Big Flats, Mrs. Kimble was the daughter of James and Rachel Randall Newton. She spent most of her life in the Town of Big Flats and had lived at the present residence for more that 15 years. Before that time she and her husband owned a farm near Big Flats. She attended the Wesleyan Church of Odessa. She is survived by her husband, Levi Kimble, four children, Benjamin of Ithaca, Samuel of Millport, Frank and Mrs. Mabel K. Norris at home; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Sherwood of Ithaca, 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Horton funeral chapel, Odessa, and will be removed to the family home Thursday. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Odessa, the Rev. J. French and Rev. Clarke Lacelle will officiate. (probably Elmira Star Gazette) Linda Kimble Francisco

NEWTON - JESS NEWTON, AGED 69, DIED AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER, Mrs. Amos Kimble, Beaver Dams, R. D. 2, Wednesday night, January 26, 1938, at 10:20 o'clock. He had been in ill health for the past several years, but was not confined to bed until two weeks ago when complications arose. He was born at South Mountain, Canton, PA, May 9, 1868, son of James and Rachel Randall Newton, though most of his life was spent in this vicinity. When his health permitted, he followed the occupation of farming. July 28, 1889 at Big Flats he married Miss Mina Kimble, whose death occurred three years ago. He had resided at the present address for the past five years. Survivors are the following: four daughters, Mrs. Amos Kimble at whode home he died; Mrs. Paul Swartwood of Ithaca, Mrs Max Hurd of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Calvin Teeter of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Carl Hurd of Elmira Heights, Myron and Irene Teeter of Johnson City; two sisters, Mrs. Levi Kimble of Horseheads and Mrs. Agnes Sherwood of Ithaca. The body will be removed Friday morning from the Phillips Funeral Home to the residence at Beaver Dams. Services will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist Chruch at Chambers, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. John W. Lewis of the Beaver Dame Methodist Church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. Gurnsey, pastor of the Wesleyan Church. Burial will be at Post Creek Cemetery. The Evening Leader, Corning, NY, Thurs. Jan. 27, 1938. Linda Kimble Francisco, 

SEARLES - Mrs. Cora Ella Travis, formerly of Elmira, died at Eldorado, Ill., Monday, Feb. 21, 1938. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Susie Cowles of Horseheads; four sons, Edwin of Canandaigua, Carl of Presho, Floyd and Roy both of Horseheads and Theodore of Elmira; 19 grandchildren; three brothers, Berk Searles of Eldorado, LeRoy Searles of Starkey and Joseph Searles of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Isabelle Hoover of Indianapolis, Ind. The body will be brought to the Ballard and Lindgren funeral home, Elmira Heights, late today. Funeral announcement later. Linda Kimble Francisco - 
STEELE - Mrs. Martha Wood, wife of the late Christopher Wood of Alpine, died on Tuesday March 4th, 1924 at the home of her son, William Wood. She was born in Farsley, England on December 13, 1858. She came to Ontario County, NY, when she was about 19 years of age. When about 21 years of age she married Christopher Wood, who had preceeded her to this country. They lived in Ontario County about two years and then moved to the Town of Veteran, Chemung County, and only resided there a short time when she became a member of the Methodist church of Catharine, to which she belonged at the time of her death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Dudgeon; four sons; William, Christopher, Charles, and Francis Wood; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Wade and Mrs Fanny Bateson. The funeral services were held at the home of William Wood on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial at Laurel Hill cemetery. Services by Rev. Travis. Newspaper unknown - Linda Kimble Francisco - - Sept. 14, 1998 
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