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Tri County Clippings- Page Nineteen
Obituaries and other newspaper items on this page are from the scrapbook collection of Joyce M. Tice .
FRIES-BULLOCK On Wednesday evening, June 29th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Fries, the parents of the bride, Miss Blanche Fries and Mr. E. Floyd Bullock, two of Columbia's most popular young people, were united in marriage. Shortly after 6 o'clock, the bridal party entered the tastefully decorated parlor, and to the soft strains of a wedding march, played by Miss Gray of Troy took their places on an elaborate rug of flowers under a canopy formed of daisy chains, and in the presence of a goodly company of friends and relatives, were made man and wife by their pastor, Rev. Alex. G. Cameron. Immediately after the ceremony, the guests were invited to the dining room, where a choice collation was served. Young ladies, intimate friends of the bride, awaited on the company with a sweet graciousness that added to the pleasure of the occasion. The bride in a spotless white looked as dainty and sweet as the roses she carried. The presents were numerous and handsome, and carried with them much love. The happy couple left on the evening train north, for their new home at Keuka College, where Mr. Bullock has a good situation as electrician. 
GATES - Juliaette, widow of the late Zopher Cornell of Springfield, PA, died at her home in that place Wednesday evening, October 14th, aged 79 years and four days. Mrs. Cornell was born October 10th, 1824, in Delhi, Delaware county, NY, the child of George and Angeline HOWLAND Gates. She was married to Mr. Cornell February 28th, 1856. To them were born one son Willis G., who with his family remain upon the farm. Mr. Cornell died a year ago. The close of life came painlessly, simply sinking into sleep. She was a kind neighbor, always ready to assist any who might be in need. She was confined to her bed but three days, when the summons came that must come to all. Funeral services at her late home, conducted by Rev. S. Barrett on Friday. 
(Gregory) - Mrs. Leander Gregory, a highly respected lady of Sylvania, died here last Monday after a painful and lingering illness. She was a sister of the late Mrs. T. F. McCollum of this place. 
STEINMAN - FOUND DEAD IN THE WOODS The Awful Discovery Made Near This Boro last Saturday

About the first of last January Mr. John Bloom, who resides on a farm two and one- half miles west of this boro, requiring the services of a painter, sent to Blossburg for one Edward Steinmann, whom he had previously employed todo similar work. Steinmannn left home a few days later, in response to Mr. Bloom's summons, and told his friends that he would probably be absent some time. Receiving no word from the unfortunate man, Bloom concluded that he was not coming, and dismissed the matter from his mind. Last Saturday at the continuing barking of dogs in the edge of the woods near his house attracted Mr. Bloom's attention and he dispatched his son, William Bloom, to investigate the cause of his annoyance. The young man was startled and horrified by finding the body of a man lying in a hollow near the edge of the timber. He summoned his father, who at once recognized the ghastly corpse as that of Edward Steinmann, whom he had supposed as alive and well. Near the body two paint brushes and a half- pint bottle were found, and in one of the pockets of his coat an account book containing his name and minutes of business transactions. Mr. Bloom removed the body to his house and notified Esquire N.A. Elliott, of this place, who empanneled a jury and held an inquest on Sunday. The jury found that deceased became exhausted from exposure and tramping through the woods, sat down to rest, became drowsy and froze to death. This unfortunate man, had no relatives in this country, his brother having died at Wellsboro some time since. He was German, about forty-five years old, unmarried, and of somewhat intemperate habits. The rumor that he was under the influence of liquor when overcome by the storm is contradicted by his friends and one man who saw him on January 5th a short distance from where the body was found. The remains were interred in this boro on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hodder officiating. 

STILES - Mrs. Ray Ballard of near Pittsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Weigand and family of Austin, form a very pleasant house party at Howard Coles'. Reuben Stiles' remains were brought here from his daughter's home in Austin last Friday. He was born and reared in this vicinity and always resided here until his wifes' death a little over a year ago, he then went to live his son Robert in Elmira and later went to Austin to live with his daughter. He was nearly 85 years old. He died August 14, 1903.The funeral was held in the Baptist church, Rev. Roberts officiated. A quartet sang three selections very sweetly, "Beyond the smiling and the weeping", "Lifes' span of fleeting hour", and "Go thy rest in peace". Mr. Stiles is survived by one son, Robert who lives in Elmira and one daughter Frances STILES Weigand of Austin and brother Lucins of Athens. 
STRANEY - John STRANEY, a Bradford county soldier who after seven of years of service in the United States army during which time he participated in the battle of San Juan Hill, as well as saw active service in China and the Phillippines, died in Leadville, Colorado, while on his way home. He was found dead in bed, death being due undoubtedly to a throat infection which caused strangulation. Straney had a brilliant war record and notation on his discharge papers indicated that he was a model soldier. _________________________________ 

TERRY - Mrs. Minnie TERRY Strickland, wife of A. B. Strickland, died at Kenyonville, NY, April 22, 1902, aged 22 years and four months, leaving two sons, one to them two years old and the other 11 days old. Mrs. Strickland was born at Watts Flatts, NY, on December 25th, 1880, and was adopted by Rev. E. Borroughs and wife, when she was three years old. Her name was Minnie TERRY. She was married to Mr. Strickland January 10th, 1900, and settled at once in the place where she died. She became a member of the Baptist church at the age of eleven years and proved the genuineness of her profession by a life of christian devotion and loyalty to the claims of her divine Lord and Master. She was much beloved by the people among whom she lived and died. It seems a striking coincidence that she died on the same hour and minute-12:20. At midnight, just eleven weeks after the death of her mother, and that her funeral occurred just eleven weeks to the hour, after attending the funeral of her mother at Burlington, PA, where her father, pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. Burroughs, has the sympathy of his many friends in the double bereavement that has unexpectedly befallen him, but he has the comfort in the assurance that his loss is the gain of those who have gone before him to the heavenly home. 

Sullivan Township residents want to renovate community center

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1990
by Gayle Morrow
 MAINESBURG--Rural communities like this one do not often compete for or obtain a slice of the financial pie offered by the state's Recreation Improvement and Rehabilitation Act (RIRA) grant program, but that doesn't stop Sullivan Township officials from hoping that they will be successful in their bid for a $15,000 grant. The grant, which is actually written for $14, 255.15, will be used to refurbish the community center here for Sullivan Township, explained Nancy Smith, Sullivan Township secretary.  She said that after the township received information about the grant money being available, the Park Committee (Annette Smith Memorial Park) got together and "figured out what we wanted to do and went to work at it."  The community center was built in 1862 and was originally used as a school, Smith continued.  The Grange used it for a while, then sold it to the township for a dollar. "It makes a nice addition to the rest of the park," Smith said. The building can seat up to 125 and has kitchen and bathroom facilities.  It is currently used for a variety of purposes, including voting, auctions, receptions, dinners, and school functions. "It is used a lot, but is in desperate need of repair or it will not be available for public use," she added. Smith and the township supervisors have been working on the grant application for about a month.  Mainesburg resident Kallie Richardson, a professional grant writer, has also donated her time toward the effort. Work could begin on the building in the spring if the money is approved, Smith said, and would probably take a year to complete.  Much of the labor will be donated, so the speed of construction will be determined by the ability of the volunteers to work their "community center time" in and around their regular jobs. The total cost of the renovation project which will include new wiring, new windows, floor repair, and ceiling and roof construction, will cost over $17,000.  The difference will come from community donations. "We' ve had all kinds of support from the residents," Smith noted, adding that the improvements to the building would be a big asset to the community.  The building has historical value, she said.  People here have memories of attending school there. Anyone with any special skills that might be useful in the renovation project is asked to call Smith at (717) 549-7051.

Wellsboro Agitator; August 27, 1889
The barn of Mr. George Squires, in Sullivan township, burned up last Saturday. The building was full of hay and contained a new mowing machine, and this property was all lost. The fire is supposed to have started from the heating of the hay. The loss was about $500, and there was no insurance.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 22 SEP 98
By Joyce M. Tice