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ACKLEY-Aged Laceyville Woman is Dead-Mrs. Effie Edinger Passes Away Suddenly at Daughter's Home.-1930-Laceyville, Feb. 4-Mrs. Effie Edinger, wife of the late Peter H. Edinger, who died at his home on October 5, 1929, died January 30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Westcott, where she had been living since her husband's decease. Mrs. Edinger was stricken very suddenly, her death being only a matter of a few seconds. She suffered angina pectoris. Mrs. Edinger was born Oct. 27, 1855, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Damon Ackley of Spring Hill. At the age of twenty-two she married Peter Edinger and during their residence of thirty years on Spring Hill, three children were born, Harry, Helen, deceased and Marion. They moved to Laceyville in 1907 into a new home and lived there the rest of their lives. They were married for about 53 years. Until the past few years, Mrs. Edinger had been in excellent health. The illness of her husband for the last two years, however, affected her health considerably and about two months before his death she was take with a severe illness from which she never fully recovered. In her long span of life, Mrs. Edinger was a woman highly esteemed by all. She was an excellent housekeeper and cook, God fearing and noble. She was a member of the Methodist Church all her life, also a member of the Grange and Ladies' Aid of Spring Hill. Their many friends can truthfully say that two of the dearest old people possible have left them. They will be sadly missed. She is survived by one son, Harry A. Edinger, one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Westcott and four grandchildren, Helen, Leona, Dorothy, and Mildred Westcott, and two sisters, Mrs. Callie A. Brown of Wilkes-Barre and Mrs. Bradley Browning of Spring Hill. A well attended funeral was held from the Westcott home on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment in the Spring Hill cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
CLARK - Mrs. Hazel C. DAVIS - Wellsboro - Mrs. Hazel C. DAVIS, 80, of 38 East Street, Nunda, NY, and a native of Tioga County, died today, Saturday, April 21, 1973, in Dansville Memorial Hospital, Dansville, NY. She was the widow of Ray DAVIS. She was born May 5, 1892, a daughter of Arch and Emaline STARKWEATHER CLARK. Mrs. DAVIS was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Charleston Grange. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ivan WARREN, of Nunda; two sons, Granvel, of Wellsboro RD 1, and Paul, of Liberty, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Spink's, 126 Main Street. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. The Rev. James W. GARTHOFF, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The family will provide the flowers. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
DOAN - Sherry White, age 28, of R.D. 1, Mansfield, died Wednesday, December 17, 1975. Surviving are her husband Gerald of R.D. 1, Mansfield; daughter, Rani; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reed DOAN of Knoxville, Pa.; sisters, Miss Marcia DOAN of Knoxville, and Mrs. William (Debra) DAVENPORT of Cowanesque, Pa.; brother, John DOAN of Knoxville, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn DOAN of Knoxville, Pa.; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon HAZLETT of Nelson. A private funeral and committal service was held at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Saturday, December 20 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Richard BRENNERMAN officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. The family respectfully requests that friends may make donations in her memory to the March of Dimes. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
EGGLESTON, Mrs. E. A. Randall - Mrs. E. A. Randall died at her home on West Elmira Street Thursday morning, May 10, at 5:15 o'clock, after several years of failing health and a month's critical illness. She was born near Coudersport November 6, 1889. November 17, 1915, she was united in marriage to E. A. Randall and with the exception of three winters spent in Georgia, Mrs. Randall resided in and near Coudersport until ten years ago when the family moved to Mansfield. She was a graduate of the Nurse's training School at Middletown, N. Y. Mrs. Randall's unselfish, friendly nature won for her many lasting friendships. A devoted wife and mother and an ideal neighbor, her death is sincerely mourned by a large circke of friends in Mansfield and her girlhood home. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Maxene and Arline, and one son, Allen, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Eggleston of Coudersport; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Brock of Coudersport and Mrs. Nellie Clark of Binghamton, and one brother, Lynn Eggleston of Shinglehouse. A prayer serfice was held Sunday at 11 a. m. at the home, followed by funeral at 2 p.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Coudersport, the Rev. Belote, pastor of the church, officiating. Ward Phelps sang two beautiful hymns, accompanied by Mrs. Ward Austin. Interment was made in Eulala Cemetery at Coudersport.

The widower looke on his lady love And sorrow was too deep for tears. His thoughts were all with her bove; His hopes were all in future years. But when her children came to his view his grief burst into a flood. He took up life to live anew, For these, his children were her life Patiently she bore her suffering, Thanking God for blessings given; And we know that she is resting Where no earthly ties are riven. Day by day she faded from us, And all earthly help seemed vain; So we left it all with Jesus, For He cares for every pain. But we would not by our sighing Bring her back to life and pain' For we know that in our losing, (the rest is missing) Submitted by Barb Conrad

GRAY-Davis D. Gray Jr., a son of the late Rev. Davis D. Gray, was born February 15, 1840. For his first wife he married Miss Emeline Rickard on Nov. 24, 1864. Mrs. Gray died in 1869, leaving three small children, one of whom, Mrs. Frank H. Beeman, of Kingsley, Pa, still survives. On April 11, 1870, Mr. Gray married Miss Eliza Edinger, who preceded him to the spirit land by a little over one month-November 10, 1922. By this wife four children were born, of whom but one, Mrs. F. M. Pickett, of Wilkes-Barre, survives. The subject of this sketch died on December 21, 1922 at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. John D. Gray, where he received every care and kindness that it was possible for her to render. A good man and kind neighbor to all who knew him has entered into rest. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
HAMMOND - Santa Claus Replica Earl Hammond Dies at Age 82 - Earl Hammond, age 82 of Tioga, R.D. 2, died Friday, December 19, 1975 at the Troy Community Hospital. A funeral service was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday evening with his son, Earl, Jr. in charge. Cremation followed. He is survived by his wife, Inez HAMILTON HAMMOND; one son, Earl Jr. of Tioga; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (May Ann) WILLIAMS of Ainsworth, Nebraska; one brother, Donald of Anchorage, Alaska; nine grandchildren. He was a member of Aurora Lodge No. 68 F&AM, Aurora, Nebraska. Mr. Hammond had just completed his 52nd year as Santa Claus with his reindeer. He was a lover of all ages of children. Some years ago he spent 18 years in Alaska as an arctic explorer with Sir Hubert MUNSON and the Detroit Arctic Expedition. He was the first man at the crash at the dirigible Norge in Teller, Alaska. He was born in Aurora, Nebraska November 17, 1893, the son of Frank and May SELLS HAMMOND. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
HANNAH - Blossburg - Fred W. HANNAH, 79, of 224 Davis Street, died this morning, Friday, Feb. 2, 1973, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in the West Indies on Nov. 10, 1893. Mr. Hannah was a retired employe of the J.P. Ward Foundry. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; two sons, Samuel, of Blossburg, and Gordon, of Portland, Ore., and one grandchild. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Auld's, North Williamson Road. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit CLICKNER, pastor of the Covington Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
HODSON, Albert, 43, of Mansfield R. D. 3, died December 17, 1975. He was born April 18, 1932 in Doncaster, England, a son of George and Hannah HEATHCOTE HODSON. He is survived by his wife, Joan JOHNSON HODSON; two sons, Robert G. of England and Darren at home; mother, Mrs. Hannah E. HODSON, of Doncaster, England; four brothers, Hayden and Thomas both of Doncaster, England and Robert and Edwin of Hornsea, England; one sister, Mrs. Annie LING of Rotherham, England. He was a 6-year employee of the Pennsylvania Electric Co., member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, the Mansfield Men's Chorus, Friendship Lodge F&AM of Mansfield and the Coudersport Consistory. The funeral was held Saturday, December 20 at the First Baptist Church, with the Reverend Benjamin NEVIN officiating. Funeral arrangements were made by the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. A memorial service by the Friendship Lodge was held at 8:45 p.m. Friday evening. Cremation followed the funeral and the ashes will be returned to Yorkshire, England. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
JERZAK - Morris Run Man Dies at Blossburg - Morris Run, May 25 - Victor Jerzak, 50, of Morris Run, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 25, 1963, in Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Catherine JERZAK, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Mrs. Dora TAYLOR, of Blossburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eleanor OGDRODOSKI, of Rochester, NY, and Mrs. Clara CARA, of Randolph, NY; 2 brothers, Valerian, of Rochester, and Francis, of New Jersey, and 2 grandchildren. Services will be announced later. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
(Leavitt. Hovey) - Waverly Free Press December 1890 The funeral of Mrs. Clarissa Leavitt, who died in Elmira on Friday of last week, was held Sunday at 2o'clock at the home of her son, Fred Hovey, on Lincoln Street. Rev. W.L. Thorpe, pastor of the M.E. Church conducted the service, assisted by Rev. L.E. Wheeler, of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Leavitt was an estimable Christian woman, highly esteemed by those who knew her. Submitted by Stephanie Johnston 
THEIR COUSIN GRADUATED. MACK…Tompkins, PA. July 27 Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Perry and daughter, Miss Irene, returned home Wednesday evening, June 25, from a three days' sojourn with Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mack, of Watkins, where they were in attendance at the annual commencement exercises of Cook Academy, Montour Falls, N. Y., from which place their cousin, Miss Edwina Mack was graduated with first honors, June 23, from the music department. Miss Mack was the recipient of many handsome and useful gifts consisting of gold and silver coin, silverware, cut glass, wearing apparel, jewelry and flowers. In this manner was made manifest the love and esteem in which she is held by her many friends who extend to her hearty congratulations.

note: Edwinna Mack was a granddaughter of Jason R. and Mary A. Lane Cooper of Tioga County; great granddaughter of Salomon M. and Urania J. Mack Cooper. Submitted by Linda ZAPF Cracraft

MELVILLE, John John Melville, one of Burlington township's best known and most highly regarded citizens, died Wednesday morning of this week at 6 o'clock, at his home at Luthers Mills after a long illness, following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last December. He was left helpless and speechless by the stroke and his suffering was great. Death came as a relief. Mr. Melville was 67 years of age, and is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. L. C. Horton of Hornbrook; three brothers, Andrew Melville of Luthers Mills, William Melville of Athens, and Frank Melville of Powell; also four sisters, Mrs. Daniel Brown of Ralston, Mrs. Minor Wilcox of Dushore, Mrs. Mahlon Smith of LeRoy, and Mrs. Frank Yetter of Powell.--September 12, 1911 issue of Towanda newspaper. Submitted by Kathy Kuroda. 
MELVILLE, Andrew Andrew Melville, a veteran of the Civil War, and a life long resident of Burlington township, died at his home at Luthers Mills last evening at 6 oclock, aged about 74 years. He was town clerk for over 40 years. Hosts of people knew and respected him for many excellent qualities. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Walter of Luthers Mills, and Harry Melville of Victor, N. Y.; also by one brother, Frank Melville of Bethlehem, Pa.--Daily Review, Friday, May 4, 1917. Submitted by Kathy Kuroda; 
REPARD - Services were held Saturday for Mrs. Mary E. REPARD, 68, of Liberty, who died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1975, in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. She was the widow of Russell REPARD. Mrs. REPARD was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church. She also was a member of Montoursville Chapter 465, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, William HAINES, of Dover, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel BRINK, of Montoursville. Burial was in Montoursville Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
SHERWOOD, Andrew - ANDREW SHERWOOD DIES IN PORTLAND Andrew Sherwood, well known in Mansfield, where he lived for many years, died at his home in Portland, Oregon, last week Tuesday. He was closely identified with the affairs of Mansfield and of Tioga county during his residence here. He wrote several articles on the geology of these parts, and also on the history of Tioga county. He built the residence now occupied by The Little Tavern, and owned other property here. Following a trip to Alaska during the gold rush, he built what is known as Robin Hood Cabin in Sherwood Forest, in memory of his acestral holdings in England. His son, Hugh, was principal of the high school here. Of the daughters, Mattie married Earl Beach, Lola married David J. Williams, and Jennie married Lee Marvin. Mr. Sherwood was one of the stalwart men of the community, large in frame, mind and sympathy. He was a sincere Christian and member of the Baptist Church. He commanded the respect of all who knew him. The Portland Oregonian published a picture of him with his white flowing beard, and also the following notice: Andrew Sherwood, pioneer geologist, well known for his hobbies of horticulture and genealogy and his collections of fossils and mineral specimens, died yesterday at his home, 6881 East Burnside street, aged 85. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Grace Baptist church, Southeast Seventy-sixth avenue and Ash street. Dr. W. T. Milliken, dean of the Western Baptist Theological seminary, will officiate. The body will lie in state at the L. L. Bruning Mission mortuary, 1521 Southeast Salmon street, until noon Thursday. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial park. WORK KNOWN IN EAST Mr. Sherwood was a geologist of more than local reputation in the east, where he had served as assistant state geologist in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, where he had done much geological survey work of a pioneer character in the rich coal and oil fields of those states. Besides collecting fossils and mineral specimens for various state museums, he had furnished collections for the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, D. C., the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh. Prior to his death he possessed one of the largest private geological collections in the country. He was author of geological works and maps and a writer of songs. In a volume of genealogy he had traced his own lineage back several decades and located his ancestors in Sherwood Forest, in Englad, of Robin Hood fame. He had charge of the Pennsylvania mineral exhibit at the Chicago exposition in 1893, and led an expedition to the Yukon in 1898. He was a member of the Forestry association and the Philosophical society and a corresponding member of the New York Academy of Science. PORTLAND RESIDENT SINCE 1905 Mr. Sherwood came to Portland with his wife and family in 1905. He had made his home here since. Mansfield, Pa., was his birthplace. His education was received at the Mansfield, Pa., Classical Seminary and the University of Chicago. From 1900 until 1910 he was a United States deputy mineral surveyor. Survivors are four daughters and one son- Miss Anna L. Sherwood, Mrs. L. E. Beach, Mrs. D. J. Williams, Mrs. L. R. Marvin and Professor Hugh M. Sherwood, principal of the Arletta School, all of Portland; a brother, C. B. Sherwood, Mansfield, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Harrington, Corning, N. Y.; a foster sister, Mrs. Minnie Orcutt, Newfield, N. Y., 15 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
STINER - Services were held at Williamsport Thursday for Leo F. Stiner, 60, of Trout Run R.D. 1, who died Monday, Dec. 1, 1975, in Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie GEPHART, of Canton; seven sons, Charles and Leo, both of Benson, Ariz., Steve, of Morris Run, and Carl, Jack, Jan, and Kim, all of Canton; a brother, Paul, of South Williamsport; three sisters, Mrs. Florence COLE, Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS, and Mrs. Ruby HALL, all of Williamsport, and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Submitted by Patricia Warren

THOMAS, Joseph - MAN KILLED IN CRASH NEAR LIBERTY Joseph Thomas, 62, of Elkland, was killed, Keorge VanZile and Basil White, both of Elkland, were seriously injured as the result of an automobile accident at Liberty shortly before midnight Monday night. VanZile suffered a skull fracture and a crushed right arm, which may necessitate amputation. The injured men were taken to the Blossburg State hospital. Fay Bacon, 2?, also of Elkland, driver of the car, was held responsible for the accident and was lodged in the county jail at Wellsboro. No charge was preferred pending the outcome of VanZile's injuries. Highway Patrolman A. A. Rudville, of Mansfield, said that Bacon lost control of the car as they were descending a steep grade into Liberty. The machine left the highway and struck a tree. Patrolman Rudville ordered the men removed to the hospital and took Bacon to the Blossburg lockup. Later he was taken to Wellsboro by County Detective Roy Wilcox. County officials said he is on parole from Tioga county court on a breaking, entering, and larceny charge. The body of Thomas was removed to the Evans funeral home in Wellsboro, where it was viewed by Coroner William F. White. It was identified by George Dorrance, police officer of Elkland. George VanZile is relative of Clifford VanZile, 30-year-old tannery worker, who, a coroner's jury desided June 26, took his own life by shooting. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
WILLIAMMEE, Orson - Funeral Conducted for Morris farmer Funeral services for Orson Williammee, who died at his home at Morris R. D., Jan. 21, were held at Mount Pleasant Church, Jan. 26. He was a graduate of the Mansfield State Normal School and had taught school for more than 20 years. In addition to farming, Mr. Williammee spent much of his time in painting, there being hardly a building in Morris or Liberty Townships that he has not painted at one time or another. He also was a poet of note; director of the Farmers National Bank of Liberty; a director in the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and until recently a school director in Morris Township. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Grange. Surviving are his wife, Hattie; a daughter, Lula, of Long Island, N. Y.; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
Wedding Announcements found in the possessions of Lena Mae TAYLOR Zapf. They were addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo A. Cooper

Mr. And Mrs. J. W. Mattison

announce the marriage of their daughter Gettie E. to Mr. John G. Barker

Wednesday, August the fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, Ulysses, Pa.

Mr. Orville M. Coon

announces the marriage of his daughter Lulu Belle to Alfred Roswell Gilbert

on Wednesday, the sixteenth of April nineteen hundred thirteen Knoxville, Pa.

At home after May first Knoxville, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs.Freeman Holmes Smith

announce the marriage of their daughter

Myrtle Freeman to Mr. William Wallace Gilbert

Tuesday, December twelfth nineteen hundren and eleven

At Home December 21st. Academy Corners, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Severson

announce the marriage of their daughter

Emerette Anna to Mr. Everett Jay Dearman

Thursday, June the twenty-sixth nineteen hundred thirteen Wellsboro, Pa.

At Home After July Fifteenth Twenty-Eight, East Main St. Knoxville, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mc Minds

of Westfield, Pa.

announce the marriage of their daughter

Mrs. Ada Cooper to Rev. Evan Jones Burton of

New York City Tuesday, May nineteenth one thousand nine hundred and fourteen

Mr. & Mrs. Freeman H. Smith

desire your attendance

at the marriage of their daughter, Irma Holmes, to Mr. Orrie Howard Bean,

Wednesday, June twenty-fourth, Nineteen Hundred Three.

Twelve o'clock noon, Methodist Episcopal Church, Knoxville, Pennsylvania.

Charlie G. Dearman and Miss Althea Gilkey

MARRIED, Wednesday, May 21st, 1902,

at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. S. L. Dengle. Tiadaghton, Pa.

At home after July 1st. 66 W. Main St. Knoxville, Pa.

Submitted by Linda ZAPF Cracraft

Graduation Announcements

The Graduating Class

of Nineteen Hundred Six,

Knoxville High School,

request your presence at their

Commencement Exercises

Friday Evening, June First,

at eight o'clock,

First Presbyterian Church

Knoxville, Pa.

Cora M. Chappell (card enclosed)

Cook Academy

Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen

Thirty-ninth Annual Commencement

Wednesday morning, June the twenty-fifth,

at ten o'clock


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