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Onnolee KELLEY / Eldon MILES Scrapbook

Here are some of the Obituaries and articles from the scrapbook of Eldon and Onnolee Kelley Miles, North Fork, Pa. Maybe somebody else can get some benefit from them. All of the items they have saved do not relate to my lineage. I will have more to come in the near future. Marlene MILES Andes

BREHANEY - Cecil James Brehaney

Cecil James Brehaney, 75, of Westfield, Pa. died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1977 suddenly. He was born in Westfield, Jan 31, 1902, the son of James and Minnie McMahon Brehaney. Mr. Brehaney was a retire owner of a bowling alley. He was a member of St. Catherine's Church in Westfield, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Orael; brother, Dennis of Westfield; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Wilber of Westfield, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stebbins of Fairport, N.Y.; neices and nephews. Friends called at the Watkins Funeral Home Westfield. Funeral was at St. Catherine's Church today (wednesday) at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas J. McDermott officiating. Burial was in Mills Cemetery. 


Stanley J. Brock, 59, of Main St., Westfield, died unexpectedly in the Williamsport General Hospital, Monday, Nov. 30, 1970. He became ill at his home Thursday and was admitted to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, and transferred to Williamsport when his condition worsened. The owner and proprietor of Brock's Service Station, Mr. Brock started the Atlantic Service Station in the building he build on Main St. 35 years ago. He was a former member of the Westfield Borough Council, serving two years as its president. Born Nov. 6, 1911, at Morris, Pa. he was teh son of Louis S. and Anna Brock. He married Mary Scott in Westfield on Aug 24, 1940. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1929, and worked for Eberle Tanning Company before going into business for himself. He was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church, Westfield, a member of the Third Order of the Knights of Columbus. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Mary Lyn) Cheney, Ithaca, NY and Miss Linda Brock, Cleveland, OH; his mother, Mrs. Anna Brock of Westfield; a sister, Miss Julia Brock, Wellsboro; and one brother, Louis Brock, Santa Ana, Calif. A Con-celebrated Requiem Mass will be held in St Catherine's Church, Thursday mroning at 11 am by Msgr. John J. O'Brien of Wellsboro, and Rev. Clement Markowski. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery. 


Mrs. Eldon Brown of Osceola was injured in a peculiar accident at home yesterday afternoon at about 1 o'clock. The Browns were replacing a furnace and had removed the old unit leaving a hole with a ten-foot drop into the cellar. Mrs. Brown fell in the hole. She was treated at the scene by Dr. Harry Williams, Elkland physician, and was taken to the Wellsboro Hospital in the Osceola ambulance. Family members report that she sustained a few cracked ribs and skinned legs, and was returned home last evening in the ambulance. Workmen at the scene said they had removed the old furnace, and were talking about the possibility of falling into the hole when Mrs. Brown did. (paper dated Nov 21, 1973) 

CADY - Fannie Harrington Buried Saturday in Troupsburg Troupsburg--Mrs. Fannie L. Harrington, 83, of RD1 Troupsburg, died in a fire at her home last Wednesday, March 6th, 1974. She was the widow of William D. Harrington and had resided in the Troupsburg area all of her married life. The family received callers at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, Friday afternoon and evening. Funeral services were held there Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. Joseph Shipman officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Troupsburg. She wa a member of the Troupsburg Grange, and was born in Brookfield, Pa. Nov. 19, 1890 a daughter of Burr and Lucy (Davis) Cady. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Melvin (Mildred) Bliss of Troupsburg, RD1; two sons, the Rev. Dorr Harrington of Silver Springs, NY and Craig Harrington with whom she resided; a sister, Mrs Rena Gunn of Troupsburg; 12 grandchildren 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 
(Colegrove) - Martha Colegrove Died on Monday Woodhull -- Mrs. Martha Colegrove 86, of Troupsburg, N.Y. R.D.1 died Monday, March 4th, 1974 at the VanZile Home for the Aged, Cowansque, Pa. where she had been a patient for 1 1/2 years. Born in the town of Canisteo, November 4, 1887, she was the daughter of Matthew and Esther (Fuller) Stephens. She married Nelson J. Colegrove October 21, 1915. He died in 1972. She was a member of the Young Hickory Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Raymond N. Colegrove of Troupsburg, R.D.1; daughter, Mrs. Keith (Dorothy) Lawson of Addison; brother, George Stephens of Canisteo, sister, Catherine Stewart of Canisteo and 6 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren. The body was taken to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where friends called Monday and Tuesday and where funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Dorr Harrington officiated. Burial was made in Young Hickory Cemetery, town of Troupsburg. 

Funeral services were held Saturday for Dr. Thomas Dimitroff, one of the area's most renowned surgeons who served Corning and Pennsylvania Hospitals with distinction for many years. Dr. Dimitroff, 79, who resided at 140E. First St. Corning, died Wednesday Dec. 20, 1972 at 3:45 pm in Corning Hospital following a lengthy illness. A practicing physician in Corning since 1957, Dr. Dimitroff had held a number of responsible surgical positions in Pennsylvania hospitals prior to moving here. He was highly respected both within the medical profession and the communities he served. Born Apr 13, 1893, in Armesco, Macedonia, Greece, he ws the sone of Metri and Oristanna Christy Stoyanoff (Dimitroff). He married Phylis Lynch of Athens, Pa in Athens Nov 16, 1935. Dr. Dimitroff was a former hospital staff member at Blossburg State Hospital. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church. During his residence in Wellsboro he was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Dr. Dimitroff was surgeon in chief of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa from 1942-1957. When he came to Corning Dr. Dimitroff had been a member of the consulting surgical staff of Corning Hospital for nearly 20 years before he came here to practice. He maintained offices in his home until he was taken ill. Dr. Dimitroff was associated with the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. for 10 years and with the Tioga General Hospital for five years. Dr. Dimitroff moved to Canada from Greece at the age of 16. He received his medical degree at the University of Toronto and had five years of post graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His internship was served at the University of Buffalo Hospital. After practicing for five years in Toronto, he joined the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic staff in Sayre and became known as one of the leading surgeons. From 1937-1942 he practiced at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly. Dr. Dimitroff established the Wellsboro Fireman's Ambulance Driver's Association and was an honorary life member of that organization. He was a charter member of the World Medical Society, a Fellow of the Internationsl College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the America Colege of Surgeons. He was a member of the American Academy of Proctology and also a member of the International Academy of Proctology. Dr. Dimitroff was a member of the American Medical Association, New York State and Pennsylvania Medical Societies, a member of the Tioga County, Pa and Steuben county Medical Societies. Surviving are his wife, Phylis; a son Thomas P. Dimitroff of corning; a sister, Mrs. Ordana Bozinoff of Toronto, Canada; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 am in Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, rector of St Paul's Church in Wellsboro, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. W. Scott Harvin, rector of Christ Episcopal Church. Burial was in Wellsboro, pa, Cemetery. 

ENGLISH - Samuel L. English Samuel L. English, 33, of Genesee, Pa., a former Westfield resident, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1976 at the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y. He was born in Corning, N.Y. Sept. 3, 1943 the son of Robert and Marion Button English. Mr. English was employed at Turbo-Dyne of Wellsville, N.Y. He was master of F&AM Lodge #477 of Westfield. He is survived by his wife, Caryl; son Ryan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert English of Westfield; three brothers Duane of Corning, N.Y., Barry of Westfield, Pa and Gordon of Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Dunning of addison, NY Mrs. Tina Hess, and Mrs. Clara Ianson, both of Westfield. Funeral was at the United Methodist Church, Genesee, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev Ronald Strader officiating. Burial was in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Funeral arrangements were by Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield. 
HAMILTON - Mrs. Lester Erway TROUPSBURG--Mrs. Frances I. Erway, 68, of Troupsburg, died this mroning at the St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell where she had been a patient for six days. She was born in Campbell and had lived in Troupsburg 50 years. She operated an ice cream parlor and diner in Troupsburg for many years. She was a member of the Troupsburg Order of the Eastern Star andthe United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lester A., to whom she had been married 49 years; two daughters; Mrs. Leon Acker of Troupsburg RD1 and Mrs. Harley Acker of Jasper RD1; a son William of Troupsburg; a brother Frank Hamilton of Corning; and five grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where the Rev Dorr Harrington of the East Ave. Methodist Church in Hornell will officiate at Sunday's 2 p.m. funeral. 

Thelma Grace Button, Age 69, of Westfield, Pa died Sunday Dec 24, 1972. She was born in Roulette, Pa Aug 11, 1903, the daughter of Edmund B. and Martha Abhram Hillman. She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Marian Hubbard of Westfield, and Mrs. Martha Pond of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at the Watkins Funeral Home, Wednesday at 2 pm with the Rev Merls Cowher officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Elkland, Pa. 

KEFOVER - John H. Kefover, 68, of Galeton, died Tuesday (Feb. 15 1977) in Orlando, Fla., while on vacation. He was born on Sept. 6, 1909, at Uniontown, a son of Robert and Hannah Hosteller Kefover. He married the former Donzella Gill who survives. Mr. Kefover owned and operated a shoe store for many years and prior to his retirement, he was a bookkeeper for the New York Natural Gas Company. He was a member of Galeton Presbyterian Church, Galeton Masonic Lodge, Coudersport Consistory, and past commander of the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army. In additon to his widow, he is surviced by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Edna) Schimizzi, Greensburg; two grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Kefover, Uniontown, and Russell Kefover, Brownfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Selazek, Uniontown, Mrs. Helen Bickeron, Youngstown, and Mrs. Sarah Dietzman, San Antonio, Texas. A funeral service was conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, with the Rev. Don Austin, officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton

John H. Kefover John H. Kefover, 37 River St, Galeton, Pa died Tuesday Feb. 15, 1977 at the age of 68, while in Orlando, Fla on vacation. He had lived in Galeton for many years, owned and operated a shoe store, and before his retirement was a bookkeeper for the New York State Natural Gas Co. Kefover was born in Uniontown, Pa. on Sept 6, 1909, a son of Robert and Hannah Hosteller Kefover. He was married to Donzella Gill, who survives. He was a member of the Galeton Presbyterian Church, Galeton Masonic Lodge, coudersport Consistory, and past commander of the American Legion. A veteran, Kefover was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. Survivors include: wife, Donzella; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Edna) Schimizzi, Greensburg, Pa; two granchildren, brothers Robert Kefover of Uniontown, Pa, and Russell Kefover of Brownfield, Pa.; sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Selazek, Uniontown, Pa; Mrs. Sarah Dietzman, San Antonio, Tex.; and Mrs. Helen Bickerton, Youngstown, Pa. Funeral services were held Saturday a 2 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, with the Rev Don Austin officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. 


Knoxville--H. Stanford Leathers Sr. altributes to his faith in God his ability to accept the loss of both legs and continue to operate his store. Leathers' legs were removed a year ago at Elmira's Arnot-Ogden Hospital because of circulatory problems. He returned home last July. He since has been in a wheelchair until recently when he acquired a set of artificial legs. When first informed of the need for the amputations, he called in his three daughters and son and discussed the impending operations. The children were shocked, but he said "The Lord will see me through. I am ready for anything that might befall me." Now, 84, he looks back on a healthy life, having known nothing more serious than a sprained ankle. Because of the deaths of his parents and an only brother, he early was forced to make a living for himself. After taking a course in shorthand and typing at Williamsport, for 15 years he held an executive position with the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. at Lakeland. Later, while employed at Galeton, he decided to enter the hardware business as he felt that lumbering was fading out. However, it was not until 1922, after he had served the lumber company at Port Alleganu, Costello and Laquin, that he came to Knoxville. Earlier, in 1911, he had married mrs. Sue Bennet of Montoursville. They chose their future home in Knoxville by seeing a picture of it in an advertisement in a Philadelphia newspaper. Leathers is the oldest member of the Knoxville United Methodis Church, which he attends regularly. he stills plays the piano occasionally for the Sunday School and the men's Communion Breakfasts. He has held several offices in the church. He also is apast master of Knoxville Lodge, F&AM, and a 32nd degree Mason. Because of devotion to his business, he has had little time for community affairs, but has supported numerous benefits. The wheelchair has not prevented him from looking after the busines in which he is in partnership with his son Stanford Jr. Leathers' pastor, the Rev. Gerald Wood, Says, "It seems that a man who has gone through the pain and agony that Mr. Leathers has would be totally bitter toward God. Instead, he keeps on being the same lovable man that he has always been. "If only more people would follow his example, the world would be a better place." His grandaughter Rhonda says: "What keeps my grandpa going? He has an intestinal fortitude that forces him to want to walk again and live every moment to its fullest degree "He always has a song in his heart and a joke on his lips."Mary's Cemetery, Hornell.

LEWIS - Mrs. George White

Mrs. Dolly Christina White, 75, of Jasper, N.Y. RD1 died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1973, in St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y. She had been a patient for two weeks. She was born in North Fork, Pa. Mar. 24, 1898, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Hammond Lewis. The widow of George E. White, she had resided in Troupsburg, N.Y. and for the past several years in Jasper. Surviving are three sons, Richard White of Rochester, N.Y. George W. White of Jasper, N.Y. and Fred I. White of Beaver Dams, N.Y. seven daughters Mrs. Mildred Henderickson of Rexville, N.Y.; Mrs. Marian Costly of Knoxville, Pa. RD, Mrs. Myrtle Kapp of Savona, N.Y. Mrs. Madeline Hadley of Addison, N.Y. Mrs. Bernice Tombs of Westfield, pa. Miss Margaret White of Jasper RD1, and Mrs Maxine Lapiana of Mt. Morris, N.Y. Also five sisters, Mrs. Alpha Metcalf of Westfield, RD, Mrs. Nina Metcalf and Mrs. Iva Hand of Ulysses, Pa. Mrs Margaret Hurler of Harrison Valley and Mrs. Georgia Shield of Wellsburg, N.Y.; 75 grandchildren and 32 great- grandchildren. Friends called at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home Woodhull, where services were held Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev Clair Statham officiating Burial was in Brookfield, Pa.


Woodhull--Dolly Christina White, widow of the late George E. White of Jasper, NY RD1 died at the St James Mercy Hospital Hornell Tuesday, December 25th, 1973 where she had been a patient two weeks. Born in North Fork, Pa, November 24, 1898, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hammond) Lewis. She was a resident of Troupsburg Township for many years, and resided at the Jasper location for the past several years. She is survived by three sons; Richard White of Rochester, George W. White of Jasper, Frederick I White of Bever Dams; seven daughter: Mrs. Mildred Hendrickson of Rexville, Mrs. Marian Costley of Knoxville, Mrs. Myrtle Kapp of Savona, Mrs. Madeline Hadley of Addison, Miss Margaret White of Jasper, Mrs. Bernice Tombs of Westfield, Mrs. Maxine Lapiana of Mt. Morris; 5 sisters: Mrs. Alfa Metcalf of Westfield, Mrs. Nina Metcalf of Ulysses, Mrs. Iva Hand of Ulysses, Mrs. Margaret Hurler of Harrison Valley, and Mrs. George Shiell of Wellsburg, New York; 75 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. The body was take to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, where friends called Wednesday evening and Thursday and where funeral services were held Friday at 2 pm. Rev Clair Statham officiated and burial was in Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Pennsylvania. 


HUGHES, Richard Lyle Sr. age 73 of Tioga Pa RD 1 Saturday December 22, 1973 at his home. No calling hours. Funeral will be Wednesdayat 1 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. The Rev. Edward Trask officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Tioga. Flowers gratefully declined. Survived by wife, Dorotha wood Hughes, one son, Rev. Richard L. Hughes Jr. Mechanicsburg, Ohio; one daughter Mrs. orlo (loreen) McCoy of Canton, Pa one stepson Elwin Wood of Tioga; one brother, Jeptha Hughes of Tioga, RD1; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was the son of Simeon and Fanny Westlake Hughes. He was a member of the Tioga Grange, member of the Tioga Methodist Church, retired farmer, owner of Hughes TarTrailor Court on Mann Hill, Tioga, former owner of Hughes Dairy Bar and Restaurant, for a number of years was chairman of the Tioga County Democratice Committee.


John McCutcheon of North Fork fell while picking apples Thursday about 2 pm at his home and was found by Harold Jones. He was takend to Cole Memorial Hospital by ambulance, and immediately sent on to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He suffered a broken wrist, severely bruised shoulders, and is paralyzed from the waist down. He was accompanied by Mrs. McCutcheon. He is reported as on the critical list. Theodore Karhan of Sabinsville fell while picking apples Thursday at his home, and was taken by Osceola Ambulance to the Wellsboro Hospital with a broke leg. Lloyd Abbey of Knoxville suffered a broken hip and arm when he fell from a tree recently at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Trowbridge at Davis Station. He was taken to the Blossburg Hospital for treatment. 


Frederick A. Miller, age 55 of Troupsburg, RD 1 died at his home Thursday, December 27. Born in Westfield, October 12, 1918, he was the son of Roderick and Emma (Holmes) Miller. He was a veteran of World War II and was a farm Laborer in the Troupsburg area most of his life and at one time had been employed at the Elkland Leather Company. He is survived by two sons; Gary and Larry Miller, both of Troupsburg RD1; one daughter Mrs. John (Donna) Bennett RD1 Nunda, NY two sisters; Mrs. Sara Harris of Osceola and Mrs. Stella Nelson of Elkland. The body was take to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, where friends called and where funeral and committal services were conducted at 3:30 pm Saturday. The Rev. David Gilbert, Pastor of the Troupsburg Baptist Church officiated and burial was in Champlain Cemetery, Westfield. 

PARKER - Lawrence L. Parker JASPER-- Lawrence L. Parker, 69, of Jasper RD1 died Friday in Jasper. A native of Brookfield, PA he was a dairy farmer in Jasper and a member of the Jasper Presbyterian Church and Jasper Grange. He was a member of the board of assessors for more than 20 years. He is survived by a daugter, Mrs. Mary Jane Taft of Woodhull; a sister, Miss Pauline Parker of Bath; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services at the funeral home will be Monday at 1 p.m. the Rev Thomas C. Welch Jr. officiating. Burial in Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, PA. (paper dated 11/12/76) 
PLANK - Mrs. Ronald M. Persing Mrs. Lucille Persing 34 of 36 Mill St. Hornell, NY died Sunday Dec 30, 1973 at St James Mercy Hospital after a short illness. A native of Westfield, Pa she had lived in Hornell since 1957. She was a graduate of the Hornell Business School and was employed as a secretary by the Hornell Board of Education in the Superintendent of Schools office. She was a member of the Alpha Beta Zeta sorority. Surviving are her husband, Ronald M. Persing; two daughters Mary Susan, jennifer Ann and two sons, Stephen, and Michael, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Plank of Wellsville. Friends called at the Lynch Funeral Home where a memorial servie by Alpha Beta Zeta sorority was held Tuesday at 3 p.m. A prayer service at the funeral home was Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of teh Resurrection at St Ignatius Loyola Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial was in St. 
RAPLEEE - , Mary Adaline Raplee Allen Age 84, of Rambler's Rest Have Trailer Court, Painted Post, N.Y. Wednesday March 27, 1974, Friends may call at the Pennington Funeral Home, Dundee, N.Y. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. William Thomas Interment Union Cemetery, Tyrone, N.Y. Survived by one sone Gerald of Horseheads, N.Y.; four grandsons one granddaughter; six great grandchildren. She was a member of the Weston Presbyterian Church. 
HARRY A. SEELEY Harry A. Seeley, 58, of Galeton RD, died Saturday, Jan 4, 1975 in the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, where he had been a patient for a week. He was a veteran of World War II. Born Apr. 21, 1916 at Galeton, RD he was the son of Wallace and Anna Thompson Seeley. He was married to the former Mary Herter. Mr. Seeley was an employee of the Department of Environmental Resources. Surviving with his wife are two sons, James Chalmers of Galeton, RD, Albert Seeley at home; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Linda) Milliron of Galeton; Dolores and Donna, at home, and several cousins. Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Graham of the Galeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery, Galeton RD. 
SHORT - Mrs. Pearl S. Hess Mrs. Pearl S. Hess, 92, of Nelson, Pa formerly of Sabinsville, died Wednesday Feb. 16, 1977 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born on Short Hill Nov. 9 1884 the daughter of Ashley and Abbie Beach Short. She was the last survivor of a family of eight children. In 1906 she was married to Melvin H. Hess who died in 1955. Seven of their eight children survive. They include sons, Leon A. Hess, of Shickshinny, Pa; klein M. of Sabinsville; Stanley M. of Elmira, NY Robert E. of Little marsh, Love S. of Ulysses; two daughters, Mrs. John (Melva) Calaman of New Cumberlan, PA; and Mrs. J Ross (Ila H) Wiley of Nelson, Pa. Another son, Quentin, was killed in the assault on the Anzion Beachhead in Italy in world War II. Thirty-three grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs Hess was a former-teacher and was always active in community affairs. She served for many years as a member-secretary of the Clymer Township School Board and was a democratic committeewoman. She was a lifetime member of the Clymer Baptist church, a member of the Sabinsville Grange and a member of the Daughters of American Revolution. Mrs. Hess wrote and published a history of Clymer Township. A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, with the Rev. Lloyd Cobb officiating. Burial was in the Sabinsville Cemetery. If wished, memorials may be sent to the Clymer Baptist Church. P.O. Box 5, Sabinsville, Pa 16943 for the purpose of memorial hymnals. Arrangements were by Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. 
STEPHENS - Mrs. Nelson Colegrove

TROUPSBURG--Mrs. Martha Colegrove, 86, of Troupsburg RD1 died today at the Van Zile Home for the Aged in Cowanesque, Pa. after a long illness. A native of Canisteo, she had lived in Troupsburg since 1915. She was a member of the Young Hickory Baptist Church. The widow of Nelson Colegrove, she is survived by a son, Raymond of Troupsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lawson of Addison; a brother, George Stephens of Canisteo; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Stewart of Canisteo; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Young Hickory Cemetery, Troupsburg. (paper dated March 4, 1974) 


Dr. Sylvester K. Stevens, 69, 20 Center Drive, Camp Hill, Pa. formerly of this area, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan 16, 1974 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. A noted state historian, Dr. Stevens was born in Harrison Valley, on July 10, 1904, the son of Herbert C. and Anna Outman Stevens and was graduated in 1922 from Harrison Valley High School. He authored such work as a four-volume study titled Pennsylvania: The Heritage of a Commonwealth published in December 1968 and the 1964 Pennsylvania: Birthplace of a Nation. Besides his writings, Dr. Stevens was professionally identified with the PHMC (Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission) for a period of 30 years, retiring in January 1972. For 19 of those years, beginning in 1937, when he went to Harrisburg from the Department of History faculty at Penn State, he served as Pennsylvania State Historian. In 1972, Dr. Stevens was named to the Governor's Committee of 100,000 Pennsylvanians, a non-profit, non partisan citizens' group organized in 1963 to promote economic growth in Pennsylvania. In 1956 he was named executive director of all PHMC staff and field operations which included the Lumber Museum at Denton Hill, near Galeton. Dr. Stevens was instrumental in initating the project for location in Potter County. A member of the Grace Lutheran Church, he was an executive director of the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission during the construction and opening of the William Penn Museum. He is survived by wife, Crescence M. Stevens, son, James H. Stevens, State College, Pa three grandchildren; Mrs. Betty Stevens Howland of Gaines, a cousin. Funeral was Saturday Jan 19, at 2 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church Highland Park, the Rev. C. Arthur Neal, the Rev. Raymond Jones, and the Rev. D. J. Van Etter officiating. Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill 

STORM - Mrs James Richardson CANISTEO-- Mrs. Pauline W. Richardson, 59, of Bath RD4, died Sunday at St. James Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient for the past five weeks. Born in Hinsdale, she resided in the Bath area for the past 40 years. Survivors include her husband, James, to whom she was married for 30 years; three sons, Robert of Canisteo, Thomas of Canisteo RD2 and John of Bath; one brother Leo Storm of Bath RD2; on sister, Mrs. Harold Bossard of Canisteo RD2; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends at H.P. smith and Son Funeral Home in Canisteo today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. whree a funeral service will be in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo ------------ RICHARDSON--The family requests contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Richardson to the American Cancer Society, Cleveland, Ave. North Hornell. 
WHITE - J. Laurence White J. Laurence White, 70, of Harrison Valley, Pa. RD died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1975 in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa. where he had been a patient for one day. He was born April 6, 1905 in Troupsburg, N.Y. the son of James and Jennie Sweet White. He was married in Coudersport Oct. 20, 1928 to the former Emma Church who survives. Mr. White was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church and Victoria Grange #1193 of North Fork, Pa. He is also survive by his brother, Howard White of Harrison Valley RD; several neices and nephews. Funeral was held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses with the Rev. Lewis Starkweather of East Smethport and Rev Jerry Dozier pastor of the Harrison Valley Federated Church officiating. Burial was in Ulyssess Cemetery. 

Woodhull--Richard L. White, 54 of Woodhull, RD1 formerly of Troupsburg and Rochester, died at his home Wednesday, January 2nd just five weeks after his retirement on disability. Born in Troupsburg, June 3, 1919, he was the son of George and Christina Lewis White. A former farmer in the town of Troupsburg, he had been a foreman of Frankel Brothers of Rochester, a textile business. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army at World War II and had attended Troupsburg High School. He married the former Alice Tombs who survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Trumbul of Woodhull, RD1; Mrs. James (Delbertdeen) Williams of Addison, RD1; two brothers Geoge W. White of Jasper and Frederick I. White of Beaver Dams, NY; seven sisters; Mrs. Mildred Hendrickson of Rexville, Mrs. Marian Costly of Knoxville, Mrs. Myrtle Kapp of Savona, Mrs. Madeline Hadley of Addison, Mrs Maxine Lapiana of Mt Morris, Margaret White of Jasper, and Mrs. Bernice Tombs of Westfield and six grandchildren. The body was taken to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 o'clock. Rev Michael B. Cremean, pastor of the Woodhull United Methodist Church officiated and burial was in Woodhull Cemetery. 

WIDGER - Rockwell Widger Rockwell Rowland Widger of 101 Inez Ave. Nedrow, NY died Jan 5, 1977 in the Veteran's Hospital at Syracuse, NY of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on May 15, 1976. He was born on Mar 14, 1917 in Sylvester, Pa. a son of George and Florence Button Widger. Widger was a bus driver for Centro. He was a member of UNCAS. Odd Fellows Lodge, Lafayette, NY and the Ancient Mystic Orders of the Samaritans 94. A World War II Veteran, he was a holder of the Purple Heart. He is survived by wife, Dorothy; sons Fred Widger, Osceola, David Widger, Syracuse, NY; step-son Eugene Young, Houston, Tex.; and sister, Esther Dibble, Westfield. One son George Widge, is deceased. Funeral Services were held on Saturday Jan 8 at Balliveg and Lunsford Funeral Home. Burial was in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield with a military service being conducted at the cemetery. The Rev. John Bergstrom officiated.
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