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ALBEE - H.Ray Albee Dead On Thursday afternoon, April 5, 1906, at about 4 o'clock, occurred the death of H. Ray Albee of Tompkins, Pa., after an illness extending over a period of two years. Deceased was well and favorably known in this place, having conducted a barber shop here until about one year ago, when his health failing, he sold the business and moved to Nelson and resided with his parents until about three months ago, when he purchased the general store at Tompkins Station, which he conducted until the time of his death. He was born at Nelson twenty-nine years ago and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Albee. About seven years ago he married Miss Elizabeth Murray of this place, who survives him, besides his parents, one sister, Mrs. B. D. Manley of Tuscaroroa, and one brother, D. S. Albee of this place. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at Nelson, on Sunday at 1 o'clock p. m., Rev. Henry Goodrich officiating. Interment in the Baxter Rural cemetery at Nelson. (Both of these obituaries appear in the April 12, 1906 issue of the Elkland Journal. Submittec by Sharon Elliott) 
AUSTIN, Eli (Old Roots) MET A TRAGIC FATE "Old Roots" Struck by a Locomotive and Killed in a Twinkling - Eli Austin's Terrible Death at the Water Street Crossing of the D.L. & W A Strange Coincidence---Familiar Charactor Gone Death as sudden as a thunderclap and so tragic as to strike horror wherever the story is told, overtook old Eli Austin last Thursday afternoon at the Water Street crossing of the D.L.& W. "Old Roots" was his familiar name to thousands of Elmirans. He was on his way to his home on East hill after having vended his health-giving roots about the city during the day. It was about 5 o'clock when the old man staff in hand and sack of roots thrown over his shoulder, trudged towards the railroad crossing. C.P. Goodwin employed in the flouring mill near by saw him walk upon the crossing heedless of the fast approaching train and shouted to warn him. Old Roots did not hear the warning and the locomotive struck him. He was hurled against a fence post and then back upon the track where he was struck again and run over. So violent was the first blow from the engine that the fence post was broken off. The train was number three,the fast express from New York and the engineer James Clark of Bath. Among those who saw the tragic event were Charles Griner, Joe Riley, Joe Murphy and Johnny Clark. The trunk of the body of Old Roots was cut completely through by the wheels and the members were scattered in every direction.The head was found eight paces from the track while the lower limbs were found twenty-one paces away. William H. Peters, the D.L. & W. station agent and Drs. Jacobs and Ross were soon at the scene of the accident. They waited two hours and the coroner did not come and then Mr. Peters took the responsibility of having the ramains gathered up and taken to the morgue. Old Roots several months ago had a leg broken. It was at the same crossing and by the same train and the same engine that killed him Thursday. He was confined in the city hospital a long time and was only well enough to leave about three weeks ago. The old man had a little property in the town of Elmira and a wife and several children. He appeared to be about seventy-five years of age. He had gained a livelihood for years by digging all kinds of root on East hill and disposing of them in Elmira. Submitted by Sharon Nichols 
AUSTIN - PLAN RITES FOR MRS. WARREN AT WELLSBORO, PA - Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte A. WARREN of Williamsport, formerly of Wellsboro, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the funeral parlors at 711 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. Mrs. WARREN died Sunday. The Rev. Ward E. GAGE, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Williamsport, will officiate. The body will be brought here for services and burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Louis C. WARREN, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. AUSTIN of Wellsboro. The WARRENS had been married nearly 60 years. Mrs. WARREN was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, and taught school in Tioga County for several years before her marriage. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
BIXBY, Burt- Burt Bixby died Thursday, April 8, 1937, in Syracuse. The funeral was held in the Sylvania First Presbyterian Church Sunday at 2 p.m. Mr. Bixby was in the milk business in Troy for many years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Bixby, of Sylvania. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Thomas Donnelly of Olean, and four brothers, Fred Bixby, of Canton, Ernest Bixby, of Mansfield, and Leon Bixby, of Troy. Another sister, Mrs. Walter Brown, died last October. Mr. Bixby was well known here where he frequently visited his brother Ernest, and other friends. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
BUCKBEE - Death of an Estimable Lady Mrs. F. L. Gilbert, a Former Resident of Elklnad Passes to the Beyond The sympathy of the entire community will be extended to Frank L. Gilbert and family of Knoxville, on account of the loss of his beloved wife. The very best nursing and the most skillful medical treatment were powerless to overcome the disease. Everything was done that earthly friends could do, yet God called her from this world of sorrow and pain to that blissful home which awaited her. A home circle is left broken and many hearts are sad and lonely. Eva L. Gilbert, wife of Frank L. Gilbert, druggist, of Knoxville, died at her home, Tuesday morning,, April 10th 1906, after an illness of about three years. Mrs. Gilbert was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Buckbee and sister of J. H. Buckbee of this place. She was born on what is known as the John Hammond farm, one half mile above Elkland, and lived there until she was seventeen years of age, removing with her parents to Academy Corners, where she was united in marriage to Frank L. Gilbert, of the same place. She leaves to mourn her loss, father, mother and brother, her husband and four children: Mrs. William Wentz of Jersey Shore, Pa., Misses Dora and Gladys, and Arthur. Funeral will be held from her late home, Thursday, April 12 at 2 p. m. Rev. Mulhollen of Knoxville, will officiate. (Both of these obituaries appear in the April 12, 1906 issue of the Elkland Journal. Submittec by Sharon Elliott) 
CAUSER, Orin KILLED FATHER IN DEFENSE OF SELF, SON SAYS Lawrence Causer, 17, Confesses Shooting Father in Harrison Twp. Tragedy. Coudersport- Lawrence Causer, 17, shot and killed his father, Orin Causer, 40, early Sunday in an effort to prevent the older man gaining possession of a shotgun, the Garrison township youth is reported by police to have confessed. Coroner Shaw said today he will file an information with Justice of the Peace J. F. Wandall charging young Causer with voluntary manslaughter. Causer will be held in the coungy jail until the March grand jury sits. The elder Causer, according to Lawrence's story, was drunk. The shooting occurred on the Causer farm about a mile west of the Tioga county line, the body of the slain man, father of 12 children, was found by James Carey, driver of a milk wagon, who notified the authorities. Coroner P. R. Shaw's investigation first indicated suicide, it was reported, but lack of powder burns and other evidence resulted in a murder theory, with the eventual centering of supicion upon Couser's oldest son. Young Causer told the Coroner his father had been drinking, and that he had come home drunk Saturday night. To prevent a reoccurance of violent family quarrels, he said, and recalling previous occasions on which the drunken father had driven the family to the woods, the boy said he took the family that night to the home of friends in a small settlement called California, near Westfield. At midnight, after he had taken the family away, Lawrence said, he went to Westfield, and there saw his father still drunk in a Westfield drinking place. When the lad returned to his home farm to milk at 6 o'clock Sunday morning, he said he placed the shotgun he had taken with him from the home the previous night on the back of the truck seat. As he reached the house, Lawrence said in his confession, his father came out and tried to seize the gun. He said he shot him in self-defense. Technical charges keep young Causer in jail pending a Coroner's inquest. No date has been set, Coroner Shaw said. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
CHAMPION-Oct. 23 and 24, 1922-Aged Couple Die On Same Night-Mr. and Mrs. Champion of Golden Hill, Near Laceyville, Pass on Together. A rather unusual occurrence took place on Golden Hill when Mr. and Mrs. John Champion, aged residents of that place joined each other on the other shore within a few hours on Monday night. Mrs. Champion, aged 80 years, died at 6:10 o'clock on Monday evening. She had been in poor health for over a year and about a week ago was taken ill of pneumonia. Her husband, John Champion, aged 76 years, died at 2:50 o'clock on Tuesday morning. He too had been in poor health for some time and suffered a stroke of paralysis on Saturday last, remaining unconscious until his death. His wife had been unconscious for several days and did not know that her aged husband had been stricken. A double funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Thursday at the Golden Hill church and the aged couple will be laid at rest, side by side, in the North Flat cemetery, undertaker Gregory having charge of the burial. Mr. and Mrs. Champion were probably the oldest residents of that locality, where they have resided many years. They are survived by two sons, James, of Sayre and Fred, of Golden Hill. Also one daughter, Mrs. Newton Finney, with whom the aged parents resided during their last years in the old homestead. Submitted by Patty Shumway 

JONES, Benjamin F.- Benjamin F. Jones, Jr, Blossburg Youth, Killed in Motor Collision Benjamin F. Jones, Jr., 21, of Blossburg, popular State College junior, died at Williamsport Hospital Saturday afternoon of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Trout Run early Wednesday evening. Funeral services at Blossburg yesterday were attended by many of his school-mates and fraternity brothers. His only immediate relative is a brother, Allan, also a student at Penn State. Their mother, Louise B. Jones, prominent in Pennsylvania politics, and widely known short story writer, died last April, five years after the death of her husband. The Jones brothers were owners of the Ben-Allan coal mine near Blossburg, and of real estate in the boro. Other surviving relatives are two aunts, Mrs. Edward Miller of Sharon, and Mrs. Matthew Blair of Ashbury Park, N. J., and two uncles, Francis Jones of Washington, D. C., and Thomas Jones of Duluth, Wis. The accident occurred on a curve three miles north of Trout Run on Route 111 at about 6:15 o'clock in the evening. With Jones in his light coupe were John Bingham, Jr., of Carnegie; and Robert Collins, of Waverly, N. Y., both State College students. Motor Patrolmen said Jones lost control of his car as he rounded a curve, sending the vehicle crashing into a coal truck occupied by Arnold Johnson and James Wilson, of Mansfield. The Jones party was traveling south, returning to State College after a flying trip to Jones' home at Blossburg. Johnson was driving the truck north. All five passengers were said to have been thrown clear of the cars, which were totally wrecked. Condition of Bingham was said to be fair. He had head injuries, possible concussion, and a broken left knee. Collins' condition was termed critical. He had a fractured skull and was unconscious for a long time. Johnson and Wilson had lacerations and bruises. Wilson had possible chest injuries, physicians said. Williamsport hospital authorities said yesterday Collins was much improved. Ben Jones was a graduate of the Blossburg High School and was in the junior class of the engineering school at Pennsylvania State College. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Widely known among the younger set in this county, he was rated by them as deservedly popular. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
KEANE - Michael Keane, an old and respected citizen, died at his home in South Waverly, on Saturday evening last, aged seventy-three years. He had been in feeble health for several years and his death was not unexpected. His funeral took place from St. John's church on Tuesday morning. There was a very large attendance, many from out of town being present. Rev. Father Costello officiated. The interment was in St. James cemetery. Of his immediate family, Mr. Keane leaves five sons and three daughters,viz: Patrick Keane, Frugality, Pa.: James Keane, Ulster, Pa; Michael Keane, Elmira; John Keane, Waverly; Mrs Michael Curry, Waverly; Mrs. Thomas O'Brien, Waverly' Frank Keane and Miss Maggie Keane, the two latter residing at home. Mr. Keane had been a resident of Waverly for nearly half a century, and was an honest and upright citizen, respected by all. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Submission by Stephanie Johnston 

KING - The funeral of the late Michael King of Grover, Pa., which was held on Monday, July 11, showed to a remarkable extent the esteem in which the deceased was held by the community in which he had lived for so many years.
Mr. King was born in County Clare, Ireland, August 29, 1838, and came to this country when he was but fourteen years of age. Accompanied by his widowed mother, Johanna, two brothers and two sisters, the family settled in Union Township, Tioga County. On November 22, 1862, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Birmingham and settled at his late home in Grover. This union was blessed with eleven children, nine of whom live to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted father.
Mr. King was a practical citizen and successful farmer and showed a deep interest in all matters pertaining to the public welfare. For several months past his health had been declining, but the fatal termination was not looked for until a few hours previous to his death which occurred on the 9th inst. and was due to heart failure. The funeral services were held at St. Michael’s Church, Canton, Rev. Connolly officiating assisted by Rev. Father Dwyer of Brooklyn, N.Y., a nephew of the deceased. The sympathies of their many friends go out to the widow and family in their bereavement. (Canton Sentinel, July 19, 1898, Page 1 Column 3) Submitted by Patrick J. King 
KING - Frank H. King of Clearfield, formerly of Union Twp, was fatally injured by the cars at Wallaceton on Monday night and died in the hospital at Clearfield on Tuesday morning. He was a brakeman on the Beech Creek Railroad and while at work slipped and fell beneath his train, both legs being cut off.

He was 29 years old and is survived by his wife - a daughter of Martin McCarthy, and two children. The remains were brought to Canton for burial. The funeral was held from St. Michael’s Church yesterday morning. (Canton Sentinel, December 16, 1904, Page 3, Column 4) Submitted by Patrick J. King 

KING - Mrs. Mary King Wynne died on January 11 at her home on Lycoming Street after nine months illness of heart disease. She was born in Ireland 80 years ago, the daughter of the late Francis and Johanna King, and came to this country with her parents(sic) when about 12 years of age. The family settled in the vicinity of Canton and have lived here ever since. On September 9, 1856, she married Patrick Wynne of Union Township who died seven years ago. She is survived by two brothers, John and Patrick of Canton, a daughter Kathryn at home and the following sons: Michael of Binghampton, Mark of Renovo, James of Union Township, John, Edward and Andrew of Canton. (Canton Sentinel, January 13, 1916, Page 1, Column 4) Submitted by Patrick J. King 
KING - Dr. Francis H. King, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, February 16, of pneumonia contracted while attending his patients... Dr. King was a son of Patrick King of Union Township, and after reaching the years of young manhood, engaged in teaching for a number of years. He afterward graduated at the Baltimore Medical College and practiced medicine at Renovo and later in Harrisburg. About three years ago, he located at #525 - 5th Avenue and was accumulating a fine practice when death cut short his usefulness. He is survived by a wife and one son, Byron. His aged father, Patrick, four brothers and five sisters also survive to mourn a dutiful son and loving brother... He was 44 years of age. (Canton Sentinel, February 24, 1910, Page 4, Column 2)

Note: his brothers were Matthew, Philip (dec), James, Joseph and John; his sisters: Mary McCarthy, Jane Downs, Catherine, Margaret, and Agnes. Submitted by Patrick J. King 

KING - The many friends of Philip King will be sorry to hear of his sudden death which occurred at his home in Wilkes Barre, Pa., February 3rd. Mr. King’s death was caused by a severe attack of pneumonia, with which he was stricken only four days before his death. He was married to Miss Kathryn Steinkerchner in St. John’s R.C. Church, Bellefont, Pa., ten years ago. He held a responsible position as salesman in Wilkes Barre at the time of his death. Deceased is survived by his wife, his father, Patrick King of Gleason, Pa., and the following brothers and sisters: Joseph of Lawrenceville, Pa., Dr. F. H. King of Williamsport, John of Seattle, Wa., James of Lyons, N.Y., Sister M. Hilary, Mt. St. Mary’s Scranton, Sister Waltrude, Pittsburgh, Mrs. M. McCarthy of Kane, Miss Agnes, Newark, N.J., Mrs. Jennie Downs and Matthew of Canton. The remains were brought to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Mary King, of this place. Services were held in St. Michael’s Church consisting of a requiem high mass celebrated by Rev. Father Lawrence of Jersey City. Interment was in the family plot. (Canton Sentinel, March 5, 1908, Page 1, Column 4) Submitted by Patrick J. King 
KING - Patrick King died Wednesday, March 15, at the home of his son, Matthew, at Roaring Branch, aged 85... He is survived by the following children: Matthew King of Roaring Branch; Joseph King of Lawrenceville; John King of Bosco, Washington; Sister M. Hilary of the Convent of Mercy, Renovo; Sister M. Waltrude of the Convent of Mercy, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Charles Fulnecky of Port Arthur, Canada; Mrs Jennie Downs of Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. M.J. McCarthy of Kane, Pa. (Canton Independent Sentinel, March 23, 1916)

Note: Sister Hilary (Catherine), Sister Waltrude (Margaret), Mrs Charles (Agnes), Jennie (Jane), Mrs. M.J. (Mary)

Gerald Dwyer of Philadelphia was among those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral of (his uncle) Patrick King (Canton Sentinel March 23 1916, Page 5, Column 1) Submitted by Patrick J. King 

KING - John King died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.J. brann. He was 88 years, 2 months and 29 days of age and is survived by the following children: Mrs. M.J. Brann and Mrs. William Brann of Canton; Mrs. Bertrand Done and Mrs. Fred Knospe of Jersey City; D. R. King of Thompson, Pa. and William King of Pompton Plains, N.J. (Canton Independent Sentinel, July 23, 1931) Note: D.R.(Daniel); Mrs M.J.(Johanna); Mrs William (Rose); Mrs Bertrand & Mrs Fred (Catherine & Mary) Submitted by Patrick J. King 
LACEY-Jan. 1, 1923-Mrs. Christian called by death-Wife of A. B. Christian of Edinger Hill Succumbs to Pneumonia Attack. Teressa J. Lacey, wife of A.B. Christian, died at her home on Edinger Hill, near Laceyville, early yesterday morning after a short illness from pneumonia. In her death, the community loses a faithful friend and kindly neighbor, one who was always willing to serve the needs of others. She was born April 27, 1856, spending her girlhood in the vicinity of Laceyville and Skinners Eddy. On March 25, 1875, she was united in marriage to Abram B. Christian, and the young couple made their home on Edinger Hill where they have lived ever since. Mrs. Christian was the daughter of George and Harriet Norton Lacey. She had four children, two sons, Raymond and Blaine, who died in childhood, and two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Clarke of Towanda, and Mrs. F. H. Bronson of Edinger Hill, who survive. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one brother, H.R. Lacey, of Pasadena, Cal, besides her husband, A.B. Christian. Mrs. Christian was a faithful member of the Baptist Church of Laceyville, where she was always an enthusiastic worker. She was a member of the choir from the time she was a girl of 13 years. She took great comfort in her home life, never being happier than when she was doing something for the family. Her life was a fine example of Christian womanhood and she will be mourned by all who ever knew her. Because of the serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. F.H. Bronson, only a private prayer service will be held at the house, with regular funeral service at the Baptist Church at Laceyville at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Lew Cass Bennett of Laceyville will officiate. Burial will be in the Lacey Street cemetery, at Laceyville. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
McCARTHY - Mrs. Catherine King, widow of the late Francis King, died on Monday afternoon, August 20, in St. Joseph Hospital Elmira... The remains were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Hurley... She is survived by her father, M. J. McCarthy of South Mountain. Her brothers and sisters are Brother John of Sommerville, Ma., Brother Jerome of Deep River, Ma., M. B. McCarthy of Utica, W. H. McCarthy of Lowville, N.Y., Mrs. Thomas Hurley, Mrs. J. J. O’Connell, New York City, and Mary McCarthy at home. Her two daughters are Elizabeth and Florence. (Canton Sentinel, August 23, 1917, Page 4 Column 3) Submitted by Patrick J. King 

McKERNAN - Death date-27 Oct. 1943. Mrs. Patrick J. Sando, formerly of Albany township, died at her home in Elmira Wednesday morning at the age of 53. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sando is survived by six children, John and Betty at home; Pvt. Patrick L. Sando of the University of Illinios, Raymond Comiskey of Willow Grove, Pa., Mrs. George Baggott of Wyalusing and Edward Comiskey of Elmira; her mother, Mrs. Laura (note-Lura) McKernan of Towanda; four brothers, Byron McKernan, Martin McKernan, Bernard McKernan and Joseph McKernan, all of Towanda; four sisters, Mrs. John Mahoney, Mrs. Charles Sullilvan, Mrs. James Sluyter, all of Towanda, and Mrs. Thomas McMahon of Athens. Friends may call at the Holcombe mortuary in Dushore this Thursday evening and Friday. Funeral mass will be held at St. Basil's church in Dushore Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock with burial in St. Basil's cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole. Email 
McKERNAN - Death date--21 Aug. 1973. Byron James McKernan Sr., 84, of 501 Second Street, Towanda, died late Tuesday evening at Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. Mr. McKernan was born in New Albany, Oct. 16, 1888, son of the late Luke P. and Lura Chapman McKernan. He spent his early years there attending Waltman Hill School. Upon completion of his schooling he went to Philadelphia for a number of years to work. He met the former Anna Jeffries and they were married and returned to New Albany and they farmed. They sold the farm in 1940 and he entered the employ of Frawley Brothers, where he worked as a carpenter, a trade he had worked at until he retired some years ago. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Kathryn McMahon, Athens; Mrs. Mary Sluyter, Towanda; Mrs. Evelyn Mahoney, Towanda; and Mrs. Josephine Sullivan, Towanda; two brothers, Joseph of Monroeton; and Bernard of Wysox; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A son, Byron Jr. died last year. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore. Submitted by Marolyn Cole. Email 
MORNINGSTAR-Jan. 29, 1922-Fred Morningstar Passes Away-Fred J. Morningstar, aged 38 years and five months, died in the City hospital, Wilkes Barre, about three o'clock on Sunday morning. The remains were brought to his late home here on Monday and the funeral will be held in the Baptist Church this Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, the Rev. Lew Cass Bennett officiating. Interment will be made in the Spring Hill cemetery. The deceased is survived by his widow and five small children, four girls, the oldest eight years and one son, two months old also survive. Mrs. William Chamberlain of Derry, Pa; Mrs. Edward Ross of Sayre, Mrs. Clark Steele and John Morningstar of Sugar Run. Fred had been having trouble with one of his knees for the past three or four years and a little over a week ago he entered the City hospital, Wilkes Barre for treatment. On Tuesday of last week the leg was broken at the knee with the hope of saving the limb but an infection developed which resulted in death. Much sympathy is expressed for the brief stricken family on account of the seemingly death of the husband and father. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
PIERCE - Mrs. Betsy Tremain, subject of this sketch, was born in Brookfield township, November 15, 1820. She was a daughter of Jonathan and Cynthia Pierce. In the year 1844 on October 17, she was married to Charles Whipple and three sons came to cheer their home; Jonathan who died in early infancy, Martin D. who lived in Westfield many years and who died three years ago and Willard, now residing at Gold, Pa. Mr. Whipple died November 10, 1856, leaving her to rear her sons unaided by his counsel or support.

She married again in 1858 Mr. John Tremain, the father of our townsman, Giblert Tremain, and his brothers and sisters, Mrs. Edgcomb, and Mrs. Neily of Elmira. Two sons were the result of this marriage, Willis Jay Tremain, now residing in Haileyville, Indian Territory, the other dying in early childhood. The greater part of her life was spent in Westfield and for many years she occupied her late home on Stephenson Street. Mr. Tremain died in 1878 and since that time her children and stepchildren have done what they could to make her last days pleasant. She professed conversion early in life and only sickness prevented her attendance at church services and her evidence was always promptly given when opportunity offered to testify to her faith and reliance upon her Saviour. Her health was poor for some months. Death came suddenly and she entered into rest the evening of February 2, 1903. Submitted Louise Treat ( Westfield Free Press ) 

PLACE-Frank B. Place-April 22, 1921-Frank B. Place, who was stricken with apoplexy on Monday evening, April 18th, died at his home near Laceyville at 10:15 p.m. April 22nd, aged 56 years. The funeral was held at his late home the following Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Bennett of Laceyville, who spoke comforting words from Proverbs 22:1. Burial was made in Overfield cemetery near Meshoppen. He is survived by his widow, three sons and one daughter and five grand-children, his aged mother and one sister. Two sons and one grand-son have preceded him to that "Better Land." Mr. Place was born at Vosburg, March 3, 1865. He married Lebbie E. McLaud, January 27, 1886. They moved to their present home in 1891, where they have enjoyed a large acquaintance. Mr. Place was a prosperous and progressive farmer of the high type. A man of integrity and he had a keen interest of the rights of his fellow men. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, especially by his neighbors whose counsel they often sought. In his death the family have lost a loving husband and father and the community a noble citizen. Indeed we shall all miss him. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
TAFT - Frank L. TAFT Buried Yesterday - Frank LeRoy TAFT, 77, former Nelson Township farmer died at the Corning Hospital, Sunday morning. A resident of 16 Jennings Street, Corning, Mr. TAFT had been hospitalized for the past three weeks. He was born in Oswego, PA, May 2, 1881, to the late Daniel and Mary JEFFERS TAFT. He was twice married. On December 1, 1905, he married Marian MACK, who died February 22, 1942. He was married to Edna DACEY on August 31, 1946 at Addison. Mr. TAFT was engaged in farming in the Tioga County area for several years prior to coming to Corning, where he became employed at Corning Glass Works. He retired in 1955. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Nelson, PA, although he attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church while residing in Corning. Surviving are: his wife, Edna, two sons, Kenneth L. TAFT of Corning and John R. TAFT, of Tioga, PA; two step-sons, Coral DAVIS and Walter DAVIS both of Albion; one step-daughter, Mrs. Warren FINCH of Nelson, PA; one brother, Herman of Wolcott; three sisters, Mrs. Johanna TOWSLEY of Ithaca, Mrs. Ruby CADY of Harrison Valley, PA. and Mrs. Alma BAKER of Corning; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held from the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, Wedneday afternoon. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
TEACHMAN - Funeral services for Andrew TEACHMAN, retired mail carrier, who died at this home in Silver Creek, Sunday, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Waldo Funeral Home in Bath. Submitted by Patricia Warren. 
VANORDER - Mrs. Harry WARREN - the funeral of Mrs. Harry WARREN, 67, of 379 East Third Street, who died at her home Saturday at 4:41 p.m. was held there today at 2 p.m. Officiating was the Rev. Dr. Elmer J. STUART of the First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Hope Cemetery. The body was removed to the residence Sunday from the Poland Funeral Home. Mrs. WARREN's death followed a short illness of complications. Formerly Charlotte VANORDER, she was the daughter of Dewitt and Anne WILLIAMS VANORDER of Wellsboro, PA, and was born there April 20, 1874. Her marriage to Henry WARREN, also of Wellsboro, took place there in 1890. Mrs. WARREN was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was also affiliated with the local lodge of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, which met at the home in a body today at 1:30 p.m. to attend the funeral. Surviving with her husband are: one son, Louis E. WARREN of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine WARREN KOLARIK of Corning, Mrs. Frances LANGSTINE of Elmira and Mrs. Eleanor WARREN HUGHES of Corning; six grandchildren. Thomas WARREN of Wellsville, Norma WARREN of Ithaca, Francis LANGSTINE of Buffalo, Thomas LANGSTINE of Elmira; Shirley HUGHES and William HUGHES of Corning; one great-grandchild, Frederick WARREN of Wellsville; five sisters, Mrs. Edward ALBRECH and Mrs. Mary KNODELL, both of Cleveland, O., Mrs. Clarence ELLIOTT of Geneva, O., Mrs. Verne WILCOX and Mrs. Fred VANORDER of Wellsboro, PA., and one brother, Dewitt VANORDER, also of Wellsboro 
WARREN - Earl M. WARREN - Keeneyville, PA - Earl M. WARREN, 80, of Keeneyville, died at his home Tuesday. He was a farmer. Mr. WARREN was a member of Cowanesque Lodge F&AM, Middlebury IOOF Lodge, Middlebury Grange, and the Keeneyville Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred WEST WARREN; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie ALLEN of Wellsboro; one son, Bion of Elkland; a sister, Mrs. Pearl BREWER of Westfield, and two grandchildren. The body is at the family home where friends may call, and where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Kermit SCHROWEN officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Benjamin CROFT of Canisteo, NY and burial will be in Keeneyville Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Koch and Kear Funeral Home in Ulysses. Submitted by Patricia Warren
WARREN - Heart Attack Fatal to Harry WARREN - Funeral services for Harry A. WARREN, 77, who died suddenly late Wednesday at 379 East Third Street, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Poland Funeral Home, with interment in the Hope Cemetery here. The Rev. Dr. Elmer J. STUART, pastor emeritus of Corning Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Mr. WARREN had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Eleanor D. HUGHES, at the Third Street address, since his wife died several years ago. Death was caused at 11:45 p.m. by a heart attack. He had been active during the day. Born August 15, 1870, in Charleston Township, Tioga County, PA, a son of the late Silas and Catherine WARREN of Wellsboro, PA, he had lived for the past 40 years in Corning, where he was employed by the Erie Railroad as a yard brakeman until his retirement several years ago. Mr. WARREN was married in 1890 to Miss Charlotte VANORDER of Wellsboro. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Retired Railroad Employees, and the Corning Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Lewis WARREN of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine KOLARIK of Buffalo, Mrs. Francis LANGSTINE of Elmira, and Mrs. HUGHES of Corning; one brother, Louis WARREN of Williamsport, PA; and six grandchildren. The body is at the Poland Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
The funeral of Harry WARREN, 379 East Third Street was held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Poland Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Elmer J. STUART, pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated and was also in charge of the committal service at Hope Cemetery. Bearers were Thomas WARREN, Francis LANGSTINE, Thomas LANGSTINE, William HUGHES, grandsons of the deceased, Clifford HUGHEY and Tom URELL. Out-of-town people at the funeral were Mrs. Delos MOSHER and son, Donald, and Mr. and Mrs. Verne WILCOX, Wellsboro, PA. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
WARREN - Thomas F., Monterey, Funeral services for Thomas F. WARREN, 78, of Monterey, who died Sunday, were held Tuesday from the Royce Funeral Home in Watkins Glen at 1 p.m. Burial was made in the Keeneyville, PA. cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
WILLIAMS, Daniel W. - Daniel W. Williams, of 308 Baty Street, Elmira, died unexpevtedly Sunday, March 7, 1937, at 4:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Bosworth Williams; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Lee and Miss Lois Williams; two sons, Howard and Wilford, all of Elmira; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Williams, and brothers, Jordan Williams of Covington, and Frank Williams, of Kansas. The Funeral was held this Wednesday at two o'clock in Elmira. Dan, as everyone knew him, was born here. His father was the late Stephen Williams. The family moved from here some ten years ago to Elmira. His death was a shock to relatives as no one know he was ill. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
(WITHER) Mrs. J. W. Wither, of 734 Poplar Street, died Friday morning. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. P. C. Russie; one son, R. W. Wither; a sister, Mrs. R. D. Blair; seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Private services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, with the Rev. C. A. Underwood, of Lancaster, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 12 o'clock today. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
WISNER - Wm. H. Wisner,jr., son of Judge William Henry Wisner, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John R. Jones, Pennsylvania Avenue, this village on Thursday, April 17, 1890. aged fifty-three years. He had been a great sufferer and his every want was administered to by loving hands. The funeral was held from the residence at 2:45 p.m.,Friday. The remains were taken to Elmira on an Erie train that day for interment. Waverly Free Press-April 19, 1890. Submission by Stephanie Johnston 
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