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ANDERSON- George Anderson of Monroeton Passes Away. George (Porky) Anderson of Monroeton aged 75 died at the Robert Packer Hospital Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his wife ; three daughters Mrs Harry Green of Canton, Mrs Edward Lamphere of Wysox; a brother John Anderson, of Elmira. The remains are at the Clayton H. Maryott & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Monroeton Methodist Church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Monroeton cemetery. Friends may view the remains Wednesday at the Monroeton church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Rev. Russell Scudder will officiate at the services. Daily Review - April 1950 Submitted by Sandy Reeves-Vanderpool 

(Arthur) Mrs. Dora Arthur, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1936 at the family home in the Town of Horseheads. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
BATES, George Laverne, 302 Morrowfield Avenue, died Wednesday Sept. 2, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi.

BECKER, John, 30, Franklin Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi.

(Beerwalt) (Luce) Mrs. Grace Beerwalt, 57 of 57 E. Morris St., Bath, formerly Mrs. Grace Luce of Elmira, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi.

BISBEE, Lorenzo S., 157 Orchard St. died Monday, Sept. 7, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 

(Butters), Sara A.- Mrs. Sara Ann Butters,86, died at her home here last Friday. She is survived by nine children; Mrs. Walter Thomas, of Covington; Mrs. John Black, of Elmira; Mrs. Elsie Besanceney, of Blossburg; Frank Butters, at home; Ross Butters, of Blossburg; Mrs. Wayne Lewis, of Middlebury; Mrs. Charles Thomas, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Ella Brewster, of Covington, and Mrs. Reginald Newman, of Wellsboro; also several grandchildren. A prayer service was held Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Besanceney, in Blossburg at 1:30 p.m., with funeral services at the Hart Church, near Liberty at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. J. Griffith officiated; burial in Hart cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad 
CHAPMAN - Death date-12 Jan 1949. Laura (note-Lura) C. McKernan, 78, widow of Luke P. McKernan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Sluyter of Sluyter's Grove Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock Mrs. McKernan was a life long resident of Bradford County. She was born in Albany township, the daughter of Charles and Sarah Chapman. She is survived by the following children: Byron J. McKernan, Martin McKernan, Mrs. James Sluyter, Mrs. John Mahoney, Mrs. Josephine Sullivan, and Joseph McKernan, all of Towanda, Mrs. Thomas McMahon of Athens, Bernard McKernan of Rome; one sister, Mrs. George Riphut of Sayre; 32 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Miller Funeral Home and will be taken to the family home on Pratt Avenue Thursday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Submitted by Marolyn Cole, email 
COBURN-I. B. Coburn of the old pioneer stock, his father James Brown Coburn, a cooper by trade, having in 1816 walked from New Haven, Conn., and settled on the farm, which to this day remains the family home. Here he married Amanda Lake and to them was born six children: Wilmot, Ruth, Harriet, Henry, Mary and on Oct. 26, 1836 the youngest Isaac Benedict, the subject of this sketch. "Ben.," the name by which he was familiarly known, continued in the ownership and occupancy of these acres during his entire life of more than four-score years. He was united by marriage on January 11, 1865, to Miss Lucretia Mahoney, and they were blest with two children-Lucy and Mary- who contributed much to his comfort in his declining years. His wife after bestowing on him all the tender car in her power, preceded him by a few months to the grave. He had proved in their long walk together an affectionate husband. His daughters remember him as an embodiment of kindness. His steady, industrious habits were known to all. Uncomplainingly he saw those things which mean so much in the enjoyment of life, the power to labor, hear, see and move slip away from him one by one. Then darkness settled on him until death came to his relief on April 6, 1918. A bright light for each of us may flow from the marble under which he rests and on which can be truthfully inscribed: Here lies the noblest work of God--an honest man. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
CONKLIN, Emma Mrs. Emma CONKLIN Manning, 45, a former resident of Elmira, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1936, at 4:30 p. m. at Rochester. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
(Crowley) Mrs. Rose A. Crowley, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
(Dickson) (Dewitt)- MRS. MARY D. DICKSON- Blossburg- Mrs. Mary DeWitt Dickson, wife of Raymond Dickson of Wayne, Pa., and a former resident of Blossburg, died recently after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Dickson came to Blossburg soon after her marriage to Dr. William DeWitt, a former surgeon-in-chief of the Blossburg State hospital. She resided here for a short time after the death of Dr. DeWitt about 15 years ago. She later returned to Wayne to make her home. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Howard and William DeWitt, all of Wayne. Submitted by Barbara Conrad 
DUTKOVSKY, The Rev. Casimir, formerly a pastor of the St. Nicholas Ukranian Church, Elmira Heights, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1936, at a monastery in Jordonville, N. Y. He is survived by his wife and three daughters and a son all of Poland. The funeral will be held Monday in Jordonville. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
(Finch) Mrs. Mary Finch widow of Leon Finch, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1936 at West Chester, Pa. Mr. Finch died about four weeks ago. He was a native of Elmira. Both Mr. and Mrs. Finch were buried in Elmira. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
FOODY, Michael J. of 1015 1/2 Oak St., died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 10, 1936. He was a former employe of Lackawanna Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Mary E.; two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Harris of Ellenville and Ann, at home; three sons, Edward X. of Buffalo and James and Joseph of Elmira. Funeral at the family home, Monday, 8:15 a. m.; St. Cecilia Church 9 o'clock. SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. <> 
GREEN - The Evening Times, Feb. 7, 1938. Martin Green, 80, died Sunday night at his home, 128 Hoover street, after a long illness. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs Albert Russell and Mrs. Ira Holmes of Sayre, Mrs. Ira Steel of Union; two sons, Willis and Charles of Sayre; two sisters, Mrs. Mertie Williams and Mrs. Grant Willey of Franklin, and several grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the Kolb funeral home, 445 Waverly street, Waverly, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Harold F. Damen, pastor of the First Baptist church of Sayre, will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole, email 
HERRICK-Spring Hill Woman Dies In Wyalusing-May 10, 1957-Mrs. Charlotte H. Lyon, 79 of Spring Hill, Laceyville RD, died at the home of her son, Perrin, of Wyalusing, Friday morning following an extended illness. She was born in Horseheads, daughter of William and Betty Holmes Herrick. She was a lifelong member of the Spring Hill Methodist Church and was very active until her health failed. Besides her son Perrin, she is survived by a son William of Spring Hill; a grandson, Stewart Magee Jr., of Laceyville; three great grandchildren, James, Iva and Ida Magee of Laceyville; a sister, Miss Winifred Herrick of Syracuse. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock at the Spring Hill Methodist Church, the Rev. Theodore Stone officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville. Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
HINDS, Hannah Emma-"Bradford Argus," Thursday, April 23, 1903: "Mrs. Hannah Van Tuyle, widow of late J. (James) W. Van Tuyle died on Monday last at Elmira Heights (NY), aged 76 years. She was for many years a resident of Towanda. The remains were interred in Riverside cemetery here (Towanda, PA) on Monday. "Reporter Journal," April 23, 1903: "Mrs. Hannah Van Tuyl, widow of J. W. Van Tuyl who lived in Towanda for many years, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. E. (Emma) R. Bennett in Elmira Heights on last Friday evening. She was 76 years of age, and is survived by 4 daughters; Mrs. E. R. Bennett, Mrs. Ami Robinson of Monroeton, Mrs. Hiram Whitney of Elmira, and Mrs. W. G. Campbell of North Hector, NY (formerly of Monroeton, PA) The remains were brought to this place on Monday and interment made in Riverside cemetery." Note: Hannah married, first: Sabin Robinson of Montrose, PA; second: J. W. Van Tuyl. Submitted by Bonnie Strope <> 
HOPGOOD, Miss Louise, 75, of 326 Soper St., died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
HUGHES- MRS. ALLEN CLEVELAND - Margaret Ann Cleveland, 68, died Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude Wilcox, Covington, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Cleveland was born in South Wales March 13, 1878. She came to this country with her parents at the age of 13 and settled in Morris Run. In 1884 she married Allen Cleveland, of Sullivan. They resided in Sullivan township until 17 years ago when they moved to Troy. Surviving are her husband, Allen Cleveland, and four children: Miss Edith Cleveland, of Ithaca, N. Y.; Mrs. Claude Wilcox, Covington; Mrs. Cecil Palmer, Mansfield; Earl Cleveland, Trumansburg, N. Y.; Gomer Cleveland, of Troy; (one daughter, Margaret Dartt, preceded her in death.); ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, David Hughes, of Youngstown, O.; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Troy and a devout Christian woman and loving mother. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the State Road Church. The Rev. Carter, of Troy, officiated. Burial in State Road Cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad 
HUTCHESON, David- David Hutcheson, who had been ill several years, died quite suddenly Friday, January 8, 1937, at his home in Copp Hollow. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Charles, at home, Benj. Hutcheson, of Blossburg, and Fred Hutcheson, of West Hill, and one daughter, Miss Emma Van Order, of Antrim. The funeral was held Monday from the home of his son, Ben Hutcheson, and interment was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. He was 69 years of age, the son of the late David and Jane Hutcheson, and resided in Arnot before moving to Copp Hollow. He was a farmer and his wife before marriage was Miss Jeanette Kohler. Submitted by Barbara Conrad 
KETTNER, Paul W. (known as Frank W. Smith) of 1101 Oak St., died Monday, Aug. 31, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
LAMPHERE - Liberty Corners Man Dies. John E. Lamphere, 64, of Liberty Corners (Towanda RD 4) died Saturday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital. Mr. Lamphere was born June 10, 1903, in Wysox Township, the son of John and Lillian Brown Lamphere. His wife, Mildred, died June 2, 1964. Surviving are: three sons, George of Mountain Lake, Charles at home and Francis of Liberty Corners; four daughters Mrs. Carl Hillyard of Genoa, N.Y., Mrs. Dianna Reeves of Liberty Corners, Mrs. Bertha Patton of Sayre RD 2 and Mrs Edna Teeter of Liberty Corners; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Felton of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maryott Funeral Home on York Avenue. Col. Frank P. Guldenschuh, Salvation Army, retired, will officiate and burial will be in the Wysox cemetery. Daily Review - July 1967 Submitted by Sandy Reeves-Vanderpool 
(Leonard) Mrs. Nettie K. Leonard, 70, died at the family home in the Town of Veteran Sunday, Sept. 6, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
LOOMIS -West Franklin Baby Drinks Kerosene, Dies-Nov. 30, 1932-George Robert Loomis, 18 months old, and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Loomis of West Franklin, died yesterday afternoon from the effects of drinking kerosene. While the mother was busy around the stove at 9:30 yesterday morning, the child managed to get hold of a receptacle containing kerosene and before the mother was aware what he was doing, he had swallowed a quantity of it. Dr. McAllum of Canton was called, but despite all that could be done the little one died at 2:50 p.m. Funeral services will held at Morse's undertaking parlor in LeRoy on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Mountain Lake cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
MAHONEY-Edward Mahoney was born at Spring Hill, February 7, 1861. He was one of a family of 12 children and came of pioneer stock. He owned and for the greater part of his life, resided on a part of the farm that had been the home of his father, and of his grandfather, who was one of the early settlers of this section. A little over a year ago, finding the work on the farm increasingly difficult, he was forced to sell his farm and remove with his wife to Vestal, NY. Regarding the arrangement as only temporary, however, he was looking forward to the time when he could find a small place suited to his needs somewhere in this vicinity. Last Saturday he had driven down from Vestal with his wife and was spending the night at the home of his cousins, Mary and Lucy Coburn, on Spring Hill. During the night, death came to him very quietly. His wife was awakened at an early hour Sunday morning by a peculiarity in his breathing and before help could be summoned, he had expired. He had not been in his usual state of health for the past three weeks and had known for some time that he had a serious heart affliction. However, his sudden death was entirely unexpected and came as a great shock to his friends and loved ones. A man of sturdy uprightness of character, he leaves many friends and old neighbors who truly mourn his loss. Of his immediate family, only one brother, Robert, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Keeney, both of Denver, Colo., his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Hazen Wintermute, of Vestal survive him. The funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14. From the Coburn home, the body was carried to the Baptist Church in Laceyville where services were conducted by Rev. Clarence Carman of Endicott. Burial was made in the Lacey street cemetery. Submitted by Patty 
MAHONEY-Mrs. Kate Gray, widow of the late Alonzo W. Gray, died of pneumonia, after a short illness, at her home on Spring Hill at 2:45 o'clock Thursday morning, March 19, 1908, aged 73 years, 4 months and 20 days. Mrs. Gray was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mahoney and was born Oct. 28, 1835. April 19, 1862, she married Alonzo W. Gray. Mrs. Gray is survived by two sons and three daughters: Frank, at the homestead; Davis D. of Pasadena, Cal; Mrs. Laura Fellows of Scranton; Maggie of Meshoppen and Mary at home. One brother, Wm. Mahoney, and two sisters, Mrs. Ezra Allen and Mrs. I.B. Coburn also survive. Mrs. Gray's life is best expressed in "she was a good woman." She became a Christian in her youth. For almost forty years she has been a faithful and consistent member of the Braintrim Baptist Church. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed in her home, church, and neighborhood where her faithful and loving ministry won for her a large place in the lives of all. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. B. Dunmire, and interment was made in the family plot on Lacey Street. Submitted by Patty 
McKERNAN - 1923. Luke McKernan of Albany township died suddenly Monday morning, May 7th of heart disease. Funeral Wednesday. Mass at 10 o'clock at St. Basil's and burial in St. Basil's cemetery, Dushore. Submitted by Marolyn Cole, email 
MOONEY, Thomas, 80, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Touhey at 50 or 59 Keefe St., died unexpectedly Monday morning, Aug. 31, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
NESTINGER Mrs. Minor French, 25, died Friday, Sept. 1 or 4, 1936 at the family home in Hemlock, N. Y. after a brief illness. The daughter of Mary and Peter Nestinger, she was born in Salva, Minnesota. Funeral at 2:20 p. m. Sunday in the Waldo funeral home at Bath with the Rev. Fred Webber officiating. Mrs. French is survived by her husband, Minor, two sons, Roland and Jerry, a sister, Olga of Rochest and her parents of Salva, Minnesota. Burial in the Seaman Cemetery at Savona. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
NICHOLAS, Rebecca- Mrs. Rebecca Avery, who has been ill of pneumonia the past two weeks, died Monday, February 8, 1937 about 11 o'clock. She was 87 years old, being born in Blossburg, October 28, 1849, the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Nicholas. She married Levi Avery of Bradford county, and five children were born to them; Lloyd and Charles Avery, of this place; Mary (Mrs. McGown), of Palestine, Ohio; Newton, of Enon Valley; and the son, Thomas, who died several years ago. They lived in Mansfield before coming here in 1889. Besides the above children she is survived by three brothers, Burman Nichoas, David Nicholas and Wellington Nicholas, of Steam Valley; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Case, Blossburg; Mrs. Julia Case, Canton; Mrs. Josephine Clayson, of Wellsboro, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock from the late home and burial in Riverside Cemetery. She was a very nice lady and respected by her neighbors and friends. Rev. Myron Kauffman will officiate. Submitted by Barbara Conrad 
NORMAN, Frederick- Frederick Norman, 79, died Saturday, January 16, 1937, at 12:30 a.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Locey, Mansfield, R. D. 1, after an illness of three weeks. The son of James William and Ann Stock Norman, he was born October 17, 1857, in Blenavon, Wales. He came to this country when 13 years of age and settled in Danville, later going to Arnot, where for many years he was employed in the mines. He married Miss Jane Thomas, who died in May 1909. He attended the Congregational Church at Welsh Settlement. Surviving are two sons, George Norman, of Arnot; and Fred of Charleston; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Locey, Mansfield; Mrs. Mae Reese and Mrs. Gertrude Bowen, of Charleston; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Locey by the Rev. R. Myron Kauffman, of the Covington Church of Christ. Burial was in the Welsh Settlement Cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad 
ROGERS-Monroeton Woman, 80, Passes Away Mrs. Emma Anderson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dayton Brown, Monroeton RD#1. Tuesday morning. Mrs Anderson was born in Burlington Township September 28, 1874, the daughter of James and Melvina Rogers. She is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Harry Green of Canton, Mrs Mildred Lamphere of Durell and Mrs. Dayton Brown of Monroeton RD 1.The remains will be taken to the Monroeton Methodist Church Thursday at 10:00 were services will be held that afternoon at 2:00. Rev. O. H. Travis will officiate and interment will be in the Monroeton cemetery. Daily Review - June 1964 Submitted by Sandy Reeves-Vanderpool 
PRZYMUSIK, Andrew, 76, of 1215 Magee Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
RINKER, William, 81 of Canton, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1936, at Williamsport, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife and the following children; Lewis of Endicott, Fred of Eldredsville, Norman of Williamsport, Noll of Monroeton, Francis of Hillsgrove, Allen of Thornhurst, and Mrs. Harry Sullivan of Glen Mawr; 35 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the home Sat. at 2 p. m. with the Rev. LaRue Brown officiating. Burial was in Park Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
(Ross) Mrs. David W. Ross, 72, of 307 E. Miller St., died Friday, Sept. 4, 1936. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Kellogg, 307 E. Miller St., and Mrs. Alfred Stiles Jr., of Glenfield, N. Y.; two granddaughters, a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Bower of Ithaca. Prayer service will be held at the family home of E. Miller St. Monday at 10 a. m. Funeral service at the church in Scipioville at 2 p. m. will be conducted by the Rev. Montague White of Troy, Pa. Burial in Scipioville, N. Y. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
RYAN, Mary "Minnie" Mrs. Minnie L. Flynn [daughter of Patrick Thomas RYAN and Mary READY], 509 E. 2nd St., widow of Timothy FLYNN, died unexpectedly Thursday [Sept. 10, 1936] at 4:30 p. m. She is survived by a son, John FLYNN. The funeral in the family home Monday, 8:15 a. m. and SS Peter & Paul Church 9 a. m. SS Peter & Paul cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. <>

RYAN, Francis of 425 East Water St. died at 1 a. m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1936. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 509 E. 2nd St. [home of his sister Minnie RYAN Flynn who died the day before Francis], Monday, 8:15 a. m. and SS Peter & Paul Church 9 o'clock. SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. <> 

SARVEY, William, 90, a retired Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1936, in Ypsilanti, Mich. Burial in Elmira. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
SECHRIST, Edward - Blossburg- Edward Sechrist, a resident of this place for many years, died unexpectedly Saturday at Blossburg State Hospital shortly after being admitted. Mr. Sechrist had been in ill health for several years following an accident suffered while at work at Morris Run. Born at Liberty, he was the son of the late John Sechrist. As a child he moved with his parents to Blossburg, where he has since resided. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Mary Lindie; a daughter, Laura, at home; two sons, LeRoy, of Blossburg, and William, of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Laura Utley, of Canton and Florida. The funeral was held at the family home with the Rev. Owen C. Barrett, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

SHERWOOD, Rev. Thomas- The funeral of the Reverend Thomas Sherwood was held Saturday afternoon in the Baptist church at Pavilion, N. Y. Rev. Myron Kauffman read the scripture, 1 Cor. 15:16. Rev. Adam Galt, of Pavilion, offered the prayer. Rev. Evand Norbery, of Elba, N. Y., gave the message from the text, II Tim. 4:7,8. Mrs. Florence W. Lacy brought the message in song- "Only Shadows". Previous to undergoing a serious operation in the Strong Memorial hospital at Rochester, N. Y., the Rev. Mr. Sherwood made all the arrangements for his funeral, requesting the scripture, text and song by Mrs. Lacy. He also requested no flowers- that he preferred the money be spent toward spreading the gospel. It was his request that his Bible be buried with him, and to us who knew him it seemed very fitting, for we cannot help associating the dear old book with the Rev. Sherwood. The pall bearers were Berice Jaquish, Elton, N. Y.; J. E. Wright, Elton, N. Y., Howard Dash, Elba, N. Y.; Frank Schukntcht, Elba, N. Y.; Frank Clark, La Grange, N. Y.; Ernest Phillips, Covington, N. Y. The Rev. Sherwood's sons and daughters are Mrs. Carl Bowman, Erie, Pa.; Mrs. Lewis Martin, North Tonawanda, N. Y.; Charles Sherwood, Arcade, N. Y.; Harold Sherwood, Erie, Pa. The funeral was attended by many pastor friends and relatives. Friends from Covington who attended were Mrs. George Baker, Mrs. lou Ella Hutcheson, Mrs. Mae Scaife, Mrs. Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wilcox, Rev. Myron Kauffman, Florence Watkins Lacy. Our love and sympathy goes out to Mrs. Sherwood in her bereavement. Submitted by Barbara Conrad. 
(Spillane) Mrs. Julia Spillane of 711 South Main St., died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 31, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
(VanGorder) Mrs. Milissa S. VanGorder widow of Levi VanGorder, 67, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1936, at Horseheads. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
STILWELL, Albert J. - Mansfield- Albert J. Stilwell, 42, Mansfield Legionnaire died Monday of pneumonia at his home on the River Road. The son of Frank and Flora Gaige Stilwell, he was born in Jackson Township September 7, 1895. In 1913 the family came to Mansfield and November 21, 1917, he enlisted at Fort George Wright, Washington, in the 481st Aviation Squadron, Company D. He spent 11 months in France and was honorably discharged February 12, 1919. For several years he has been employed at the Dairymen's League plant and for the past two years has also managed the Neal chicken farm. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gladys Mudge Stilwell and the following children: Clarice, Lois, Arthur, Merle, Donald and Nineta Irene; his father, Frank Stilwell of Mansfield; a brother, Richard of Washington, D. C., and a sister, Mrs. Florence Best of Bayside, L. I. Submitted by Barbara Conrad. 
VAN WIE, William H. of 1204 Lackawanna Avenue died tuesday, Sept. 8. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Sept. 13, 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
VANDERLIP, Alice V. Mrs. Alice V. Murphey of 1215 W. 1st St. died Friday, Sept. 4, 1936 after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Harold M. Murphey, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis C. VanDerlip Sr., a brother Willis VanDerlip Jr.; all of Elmira. Mrs. Murphey was a former librarian in the Steele Memorial Library several years and was highly respected. Funeral service in the family home Monday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi. 
WAKEMAN-Mrs. Harmon Hall-Mrs. Ruby Wakeman Hall, wife of Harmon Hall of Spring Hill, died in the Robert Packer Hospital on March 8th, of tubercular meningitis. She had been patient in the hospital only a short time, but had been ill since early in January. Mrs. Hall was born on Spring Hill October 13, 1886, and had spent practically her entire life there. She attended the Laceyville High School and the Mansfield State Normal. She was the only child of Warren and Florence Wakeman. On October 13, 1914, she was united in marriage with Harmon Hall. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Hall have operated the Wakeman farm, and since the removal of Mr. and Mrs. Wakeman to Owego, NY, have occupied the home residence. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Meryle and Agnes, and her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Wakeman. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to them. Mrs. Hall united with the Methodist church at an early age and had been a constant attendant at church and Sunday school and active in many neighborhood affairs. Funeral services were held in the Spring Hill church on the afternoon of March 10, Rev. Charles Reynolds, the minister in charge. The floral offerings were beautiful and in spite of the almost impassable roads, the church was filled. "Weep not for our sister deceased, Our loss is her infinite gain, A soul of prison released, And freed from its bodily chain. With song let us follow her flight, And mound with her spirit above, Escaped to the mansions of light, And lodged in an Eden of love." Submitted by Patty Shumway 
WELLS-Helen Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy W. Wells, of Welbec Farms, Spring Hill, died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 1927 of pneumonia, after only a weeks illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1904. Thus reads the brief obituary of this young and beautiful girl. Such announcements are a part of the news which we read every day in our papers. But what a message of sorrow and loss such words convey to those whose loved one has been taken away from them! While the visitor, Death, comes sooner or later into the homes of all, yet he is the greatest stranger of all, and is never a welcome guest, and the less welcome the more often he calls. Yet death seems to belong more naturally to old age than to youth. All the friends know so well what has come to his home. But two years ago the only son was taken, and now the daughter has been called away, and aching hearts are left behind. Our friend, Helen, was just blossoming into beautiful and attractive young womanhood. As her young friends and older ones speak of her, we hear them say, " She was so attractive, so cheerful, so fully alive to all the good things of life." "How thoughtful and helpful she was in the home, and what a place she filled in her circle of friends, and in the public school and in the Sunday school." She was so fond of music and singing, and so willing to use her talent. She was the organist at school. She had for years been a member of the Sunday school in the church on Spring Hill, and was a very regular attendant on Sundays. She was greatly interested in the work and activities of the school and church. A great company of relatives and friends unite in touching and heartfelt expressions of sympathy for the stricken parents and friends. The funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Lewis B. Sheen, assistant rector of St. Stephen church in Wilkes-Barre, officiated, assisted by Rev. Roscoe Walker of Wyalusing, and Rev. M. L. Cook of Camptown. The interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
WOOD, Frederick Paul, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood of North Chemung, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1936. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi.
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