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Four Meet Death In Automobile Crash A shocking accident occurred Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at the South Creek road Pennsylvania railroad underpass near Elmira, which resulted in the death of FRED H. LOVELAND and CARL HARTSOCK of Mansfield, ARTHUR JOHNSON of Blossburg and MERTON FREEBORN of Shinglehouse.(see individual obits beow) Loveland and Johnson were killed instantly, Freeborn died Sunday morning in St. Joseph's hospital and Hartsock at 6:10 Sunday evening in the Arnot-Ogden hospital. The following taken from the Elmira Star-Gazette, gives the best account of the accident that can be obtained. County police said there were no witnesses and it is believed there will not be an inquest. The fatality occurred when the automobile, driven and owned by Johnson, crashed into the abutments of the underpass at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The victims were employed in the Mansfield bakery conducted by Loveland's father. They had been in Troy Saturday night, and left that place for Elmira at 11 p.m. Saturday. Johnson apparently lost control of the automobile, a sedan, as it proceeded north down the hill leading to the underpass. The South Creek road runs generally north and south, but as it goes under the railroad it curves generally east and west. The underpass is a short distance south of Bulkhead. Police investigation revealed that the right wheels of the machine left the highway about 72 feet south of the underpass. Passing under the tracks, it struck the north abutment with terrific force, the impact sending it crashing into the south abutment. It then whirled about several times in the highway and was facing south when found by the police. The machine was a twisted mass of steel and shattered glass. C. E. Quinn and C. L. Greenough of Troy, who discovered the wreck, notified county police and directed traffic until they arrived. Chief Deputy Sheriff William G. Snyder, who lives near Bulkhead was first notified. After relaying the information to Deputy Robert L. Camp at the sheriff's office, he left for the scene, and was joined within a few moments by Mr. Camp. Coroner Charles S. Dale also was called. Johnson was lying in the center of the highway a short distance from the car when found. Hartsock, who had been riding with him, in the front seat, was unconscious, hanging out of the automobile with his head and shoulders touching the ground. Loveland and Freeborn were in the rear seat, the former clasping Freeborn in a death grip. Freeborn was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital in the police car by Deputy Camp because an ambulance was not immediately available. County police said it was necessary to call an Elmira Heights ambulance, which removed Hartsock to the Arnot-Ogden hospital, and carried Johnson's and Loveland's bodies to the morgue. All the victims suffered severe head injuries in addition to other hurts which could have proved fatal. Neither Hartsock nor Freeborn regained consciousness before death. FRED H. LOVELAND Fred H. Loveland was born in Northumberland June 21, 1902. He spent some time in Mill Hall before coming to Mansfield. He had been attending the Senior High School afternoons to secure credit for graduating, having left high school before graduating. He was a member of the Methodist church and taught a class of boys in the Sunday School. When a substitute teacher took up the work of teaching, Sunday, they found his lesson fully prepared. Surviving are his widow, Mary Irvin Loveland; three children, Lorraine, Jane and James; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Loveland, and a sister, Miss Anna Belle Loveland, a student at the Mansfield College. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home, the Rev. D. W. Baylis of the Methodist church officiating. Intement was in Cedar Hill cemetery near Lock Haven. 
3 Others Injured As Auto Strikes Bridge Abutment - Mansfield Girl, Blossburg Boy Instantly Killed - Driver Thought to Have Been Blinded by Lights of Approaching Car - Victims Thrown from Rear Seat of Coach Mansfield, Pa. - (Special)- Their car driven into a shapeless wreck against an abutment of the Canoe Camp bridge, two miles south of this borough, two young people were instantly killed and three others injured shortly after midnight this morning. Dead - EVELYN HEINRICH, 17, of Mansfield. ALFRED MORAN, 21, of Blossburg Injured - PAULINE MATTISON, 16, Mansfield; ANDREW MAKOVITCH, 21 and MYRON LAWRENCE DRABINSKI, 21, both of Blossburg. They are in the Blossburg State Hospital. The car driven by Drabinski, struck the right bridge abutment, sheared off its right side and slewed completely around. The two victims were riding in the rear seat of the coach and were thrown from the wreckage. Both suffered broken necks. Girl Badly Hurt - Miss Mattison received a fractured right arm and head and body cuts. Makovitch has head lacerations and body bruises. Drabinski, so far as could be determined, has only minor injuries. The accident occurred at about 12:15 a.m. The wreck was discovered by an unidentified motorist who summoned Dr. Hughes G. Meaker of Mansfield to treat the injured. Patrolman Sterling Sodden of the Mansfield Highway Patrol launched an investigation with Coroner William F. White of Wellsboro. The bodies of the two victims were removed to a Mansfield funeral home. The party was en route to Mansfield to return the Misses Heinrich and Mattison from a Blossburg basketball game. The car, proceeding north, rammed the right abutment, the driver, believed to have been blinded by the lights of another car, drew too close to the right side of the highway. The bridge, over Canoe Camp Creek, is located at a curve and has been the scene of a number of fatalities. High School Senior - Miss Heinrich, daughter of Erwin Heinrich of Mansfield, was a home economics senior in the Mansfield Senior High School. Moran, a former U. S. soldier, for 10 years had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Laveski. His parents are dead. Today he was to have attended the wedding of a step-sister, Miss Elizabeth Perkoski, at Scranton. He has a step-brother, Stanley Perkoski of Blossburg. Miss Mattison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mattison of Mansfield and Drabinski is the son of Mrs. Katherine Drabinski, who owned the car in which the party was riding. 
BAHR-July 1, 1931-Helen Virginia Bahr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Bahr, died in the Binghamton City hospital, where she had been taken on June 21, suffering from appendicitis which developed an acute case of peritonitis. Helen was born in Loda, NY, on April 29, 1913 and was graduated from the Laceyville High School in June, 1931. She was a very beautiful girl and as lovely in disposition as in face and form. All who knew her loved her, as was shown by the great profusion of beautiful flowers and the very large attendance at her funeral, which was held in the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville on Tuesday, June 30th. She was conscious to the last and requested that the Rev. Thomas R. Warnock, whom she had known from childhood should have part in her funeral. The Rev. Warnock and the Rev. C.M. Keen, pastor of the church, both gave very touching and appropriate addresses. The Rev. Keen read from Ecc. 12 and II Cor. 5:1-9. Prayer by the Rev. Warnock. By request of the family, the Rev. Keen spoke from John 3:15, subject, "A life for a look at the Crucified One." Helen is survived by her parents and three sisters, Amy, Irene and Phyllis Bahr, and by her fiancée, Francis F. Foote, her paternal grandparents, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Van Nest Covert, Mrs. Helen Himrod, her aunt; Halsey Covert, her uncle, several cousins and a host of sorrowing friends in and about Laceyville. All the bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of the whole community. Helen's last words were that she sent her love to everyone here. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
BROWN-June 3, 1931-Dr. D.W. Brown-Dorse Warren Brown was born at Browntown, near Wyalusing, on November 27, 1857, one of the five children of Daniel Warren and Catherine King Brown and was the great grandson of Thomas Brown, one of the earliest pioneer settlers of Wyalusing township. He was graduated from Buffalo Medical College in 1881 and was for several years a successful practitioner in Rochester, NY. On April 17, 1883, he was married to Lucy M. Wentz of Fall Brook, Pa., and to this union three sons were born: W. Judson, deceased, 1918, D. Warren, and Kenneth W. Failing health caused him to remove to West Virginia where he remained several years and afterwards he returned and located near the place of his birth at Browntown. He died June 3 at Binghamton City hospital. He is survived by his wife, two sons, D. Warren Brown of Owego, and Kenneth W. Brown of Endicott and seven grandchildren. One brother, F. M. Brown of Reynoldsville also survives. The funeral which was largely attended was held from his late home Friday; services were conducted by Rev. Wallace Goodfellow of Montrose, assisted by Rev. Richard Wentz, a nephew, of Chemung, NY. The pallbearers were G. R. Howard, Sloan R. Dibble, R. G. C. Jones, Martin R. Stalford, Charles Campbell, and Harry E. Gaylord. Interment was in the family plot in the village cemetery. Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Brown of Reynoldsville, Pa; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brown of Brookville, Pa; Mrs. W. S. Wentz and Rev. Richard Wentz of Chemung, NY; Mrs. Theo G. Dunn, Scranton; Gerald O'Neil and Frances O'Neil of Endicott; Mrs. J.B. Donovan of Laceyville and Louis Brown of State College. Submitted by Patty Shumway
CHRISTIAN-Victim of Stroke Dies-Mr. Miner Christian, who suffered a stroke on Sunday afternoon after his house was partially destroyed by fire, died at 10:30 p.m., on February 26, 1929, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Love, in South Auburn. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church, in Laceyville, at 2 p.m. today (Friday) with interment in the Lacey Street cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
CUSTER-April 30, 1930-B. F. Custer, For 40 Years Resident of Laceyville, Laid at Rest Here Friday-Benjamin F. Custer, an old and highly respected citizen of Laceyville, but for the past two and one-half years an inmate of the hospital of the Masonic Home at Elizabethtown, Pa, was found dead in the hospital on Wednesday, April 30. His death was caused by chronic valvular heart trouble. Mr. Custer, was born in Stroudsburg, Pa., on Nov. 22, 1851. He came and engaged in the grocery business on a small scale. His kindly disposition and courteous manners soon won him many friends and his business increased until he finally bought a lot on the corner of Main and Bee streets and built a store and engaged in the sale of general merchandise. His business prospered while he was able to do the work, but after it had to be managed largely by others, he met with reverses of fortune. Mr. Custer was a devout member of the Skinners Eddy M.E. Church for many years, and he was a resident of Laceyville for about forty years, and he had many friends here. His body was brought to Laceyville on Thursday afternoon on the Black Diamond express and was accompanied by Mr. Thompson Bodle, formerly superintendent of schools of Wyoming county and himself an inmate of the Masonic home. Mr. Bodle is 86 years old. Mr. Custer is survived by one great-grandson, Bennie Hill of Syracuse and by three sisters, Mrs. J. Frank Houck of Stroudsburg, Mrs. O.W. Houck of Bangor, and Mrs. Joseph Place of Newark, NJ, one brother, Mr. Oscar Custer of Detroit, Mich., and several more distant relatives. Mr. Custer's body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. LaFrance, where the first service of the funeral was held at 9:30 A.M., last Friday and prayer was made by the Rev. C. M. Keen. The remains were then taken to the Skinners Eddy M.E. Church where the Rev. Samuel Truscott, had charge and preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Overfield cemetery by the side of his wife, Hannah M. Bush, who died several years ago. Services at the grave were in charge of the Masonic Lodge of Laceyville of which Mr. Custer was a member. The many beautiful floral pieces showed the high esteem in which Mr. Custer was held here. The pall bearers were: Messrs. J. N. Christian, Samuel Jayne, Olaf Ferris, Clifford G. Pickett, George Warner, and Austin Comstock, members of the local Masonic Lodge. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Houck of Stroudsburg, Mrs. O.W. Houck of Bangor, Mrs. Fred Alleger of Bangor, Mr. and Mrs. Van Bush of Binghamton, Mr. Sylvester Bush of Meshoppen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wycoff of Stroudsburg and many Masons from nearby towns. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
Thomas Dorsey, a well-known colored man, who has resided here for many years, died from consumption on Friday night of last week. He had been sick for a long time, and his death was not unexpected. The funeral was held on Sunday. Waverly Free Press-March 20, 1886-Stephanie Johnston
Dr. P.H. Flood, ex-mayor of Elmira, died in that city on Friday morning of last week. He arose that morning and dressed himself, and was apparently improving when he suddenly dropped dead. He was one of the oldest and best known physicians in this section, and was regimental surgeon of the 107th N.Y.V., during the late war, with which organization he served three years. Waverly Free Press-March 20, 1886-Stephanie 
J. CARL HARTSOCK - J. Carl Hartsock, 22, was the son of Mrs. and Mrs. J. C. Hartsock of Bellefonte. He had been employed in the Mansfield bakery for several years. He was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two children, Vivian and Phyllis; his parents, three sisters, Mrs. William Biddle of Troy, Mrs. howard Slingle of York, and Mrs. John Rumford of Philadelphia, and four brothers, Fred of Ithaca, Eugene of Mansfield, and Boyd and Jack of Bellefonte. The funeral was held today at 2 p.m at the home of his parents in Bellfonte. 
HOLDREN, Nov. 1929-Mrs. Amy Squiers, widow of the late Judson Squiers, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wesley Pickett, at Rush, Sunday, Nov. 3, after a short illness of pneumonia, aged seventy years. She, before her marriage, was Miss Amy Holdren and was well known as her girlhood home was on Spring Hill. Submitted by Patty Shumway. 
Adam Innes, a prominent citizen of Granville Center, Bradford County, died suddenly on Wednesday night of last week. Waverly Free Press-March 1886-Stephanie Johnston. 
ARTHUR JOHNSON - Arthur Johnson, 30, who was a native of Morris, had spent several years in Mill Hall. He came to Mansfield in April to work in the bakery. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Blossburg; two sisters, Miss Edith Johnson of Blossburg and Mrs. Mary Weiskopf of Elkland; three brothers, Bruce of Blossburg, Willard of Haskell, N. J., and Millard of Elkland. The funeral will be held at the home of his parents in Blossburg Thursday at 2 p.m., with interment in the Hartsfield cemetery.
MAC DOUGALL, Ray Age 66, of 1237 Cornell Ave., Binghamton, N.Y. Thursday, April 24, 1969 unexpectedly at his home. Friends May call at the Prentice- Olsen Funeral Home Inc., 55 Main St., Binghamton, N. Y. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 11 a. m.., the Rev. Leon Bouton, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads at 1:15 p. m. Survived by wife, Irene; Brothers, George MacDougall of Penn Yan, N.Y. and Burr MacDougall of Hammondsport, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Verner (Elizabeth) Wise of El- bridge, N. Y., Mrs. Mildred Upson of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. He was president of MacDougall Construction Company and for many years was president of MacDougall Equipment Corp. He was a member of Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church, United Commercial Travelers, BPOE No. 852, member of Binghamton Count- try Club and former member of Associated Equipment Distributors.” Submitted by Walt Sampson.
MAC DOUGALL "AREA NATIVE DIES; DR. PEALE’S KIN Mrs. Mary MacDougall Peale, 71, a native of Millport and stepmother of famed minis- ter-author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, died Monday in Pough- keepsie.. Among the survivors is a sis- ter, Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Rob bins of Millport and a brother Earl MacDougall of Odessa. Another stepson, the Rev. Leonard D. Peale, served as pastor at Elmira’s Centenary Methodist Church from 1952 1954. He now is in Brewster. Robert C. Peale of Pawling is another stepson. Their father was Dr. Charles Peale, once superintendent the Hornell District of the Genesee Conference.. He died in 1959. .......

Mrs. Peale, an ordained min- ter, died at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She had lived in Pawling the past 11 years and was business manager of the Foundation for Christian Living She had been director of the Potter County Children’s Home and pastor of the Mills Metho- dist Church at Mills, Pa. Mrs. Peale also was a pastor at Pat ter Brook Federated Church at Harrison Valley, Pa. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale is best known for his book. "The Power of Positive Thinking." He now resides in Pawling.. He and Leonard Peale will as- sist at funeral services Thurs- day in Pawling and at grave- side services at 2 p.m. Saturday in Millport Cemetery, Millport." Submitted by Walt Sampson.

George Willis MALLORY, 92, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the family home on Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the 38th N. Y. Volunteers. He was a member of the G. A. R. and had passed his entire life in Chemung County. Mr. Mallory is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter Myers of Horseheads; three sons, Merritt and Willis D. of Elmira; John H. of Columbus O.; a sister Mrs. Alexander Hummer of Penn Yan; several grand chidlren. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2 p. m. The Rev. H. E. Malick will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi>
Merritt R. MALLORY of 706 Maple Ave. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Funeral there today at 1:30 p. m., the Rev. John V. Darrow. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. He was a 40 year member of Ivy Lodge, F & AM and the Corning Consistory. (He died 1956 in Horseheads) Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
MALLORY, Adelaide Mrs. Adelaide Myers, age 79, of 910 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Monday, December 26, 1966. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral arrangements incomplete. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Methodist Church of Horseheads. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Nadine) Ferraioli, Horseheads: son, Stanley MYERS of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Willis MALLORY of Elmira; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Walter MYERS and a member of the First Methodist Church of Horseheads. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
George Stanley MYERS, age 77, formerly of Horseheads past away on February 4, 1997 in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Mr. Myers was a retired railroad conductor of Con Rail, a Vet of WWII and a 1938 graduate of Horseheads High School. He was preceeded in death by first wife, Ruth; survived by wife Catherine; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas & Carolyn Myers, David & Mary Meyers, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Berg; 6 grandchildren; sister, Naidne Myers Ferraioli of Horseheads. He was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. Elmira Star-Gazette. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
MOZER-Laceyville, Nov. 7, 1929-Mrs. Sara E. Rought, widow of the late Leonard Rought, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Ross, Saturday, November 2, of apoplexy. Mrs. Rought was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mozer and was married to Leonard E. Rought. To them were born five children, two sons and three daughters, as follows, Nellie, who was the wife of Lew Van Ness and died about twenty-eight years ago, leaving two children, Ralph and Wilson Van Ness, whom Mrs. Rought also reared, and who now reside in Binghamton; Frank Rought, who resides at Sugar Run; Milton, who died in 1922; Mrs. Clarence E. Ferguson of Sayre, and Mrs. George Ross of town, with whom she resided. She leaves to mourn her loss besides the three surviving children, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Will Mozer of Lime Hill and an aunt Mrs. Becker of Scranton. Mrs. Rought was much loved and respected by all who knew her. Her funeral was held at Laceyville Baptist church, of which she had been a member for forty years, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at two o'clock and was largely attended. In Rev. C. M. Keen's absence, Rev. Samuel Truscott of the Skinners Eddy M.E. Church conducted the funeral services. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were; Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Stark, Buffalo; Mrs Day and Mrs. Viola Ford of Elmira; Mrs. Anna Byran of Sayre; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Allen and Mr. and Mrs. John Nye and daughter of Litchfield; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rodinski of Wilkes-Barre; Robert Simmons, of Scranton; Mrs. Harold Wage and Mrs. Perry Getz and Mrs. Sara Becker of Clarks Summit; Mr. and Mrs. Lou Van Ness and Mrs. Van Ness's mother of Camptown. Submitted by Patty Shumway. 
Hugh Robb, of Milltown, who was buried in his sand pit last week Friday, by its caving in, died on Sunday morning without ever regaining consciousness. He leaves a wife and one daughter. The funeral was held from his late residence on Monday, the interment being at "The Rest." Waverly Free Press-March 20, 1886-Stephanie Johnston 
RUNDLE, Mary Louise Mrs. Louise Mallory, 90, 910 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Friday, Jan. 23, 1948. Survived by sons, Merritt and Willis of Elmira, John of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Myers of Horseheads; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren. Body is at the Van Buskirk & Lynch Funeral Home and this evening will be removed to family home. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <> 
Short Sketch of Dr. Secor, Former Covington Resident - (By Request) JOHN C. SECOR was born October 14, 1854, at Monroe, N. Y., a son of Abram and Mahalia Roberts Secor. When a youth his parents moved to Lake Winola, Pa., where his boyhood was spent. His early education was obtained from the Keystone Academy, from which he graduated. He then for two years attended Belleview Medical College, of New York City, and later completed his medical training at the Burlington Medical College, one of the big institutions of the East, graduating in 1885. He was house Physician for the Indigent Home at Scranton, and from there went to Minnucka, Pa. Later D.r Secor went to Cherry Flats, in Covington township, where he practiced his profession for four years. There he met and married Miss Cora Packard, a daughter of the late Albert Packard, formerly of Mainesburg, their marriage taking place June 7, 1893. The bride was a niece of the late J. H. Packard; a cousin of Henry and Clement Packard, Mrs. Harry Coons, Mrs. George Connelly and Mrs. Dean Connelly, of Covington. In 1897 Dr. and Mrs. Secor removed to Westfield, where the doctor soon won a good practice, and had the good will and respect of the community. He was a Democrat in politics, but notwithstanding the overwhelming Republican majority, was elected county coroner for two terms. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, which organization had charge of the interment ceremonies at the funeral. The remains were taken to his old home in Cherry Flats for interment. Dr. Secor was employed as railroad physician for the New York Central Railway in the Cowanesque Valley, and was a member of the Tioga County Medical Society. He was a man of sterling qualities, and will be greatly missed, not only by the Westfield people, but by many throughout the county. Submitted by Barb Conrad
SMITH, Nathaniel Armstrong - Nathaniel Armstrong Smith met death by hanging in the barn Monday morning, March 27, 1933, aged 77 years. He was up as usual, but told Frank Gee not to bake cakes for him as he was not feeling well, and went out to do chores. When he did not return Mr. Gee began to search for him. Fred Cowan came to get a load of hay and found Mr. Smith hanging. He is survived by one son, Mark Smith, of Johnsonburg; three brothers, John and Phil Smith, of this place, and George, of Cherry Flats; and two sisters, Mrs. William Hutcheson, of Newark, N. Y., and Mrs. Rose Escott, of Elmira. Mr. Smith's wife died last October, and after her death he passed the winter with his son in Johnsonburg, and only returned here about a month ago and had settled on the R. T. Marvin farm below town. Frank Gee also lives there. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. 
James Vargeson, a man over eighty five years of age, residing at Glen Valley, near Athens, dropped dead one day last week March 20, 1886. Waverly Free Press-Stephanie Johnston 
WILSON - PROMINENT COVINGTON MAN DIES IN BLOSSBURG HOSPITAL WISON, Robert - Robert Wilson, a well known and prominent farmer of Covington, died in the Blossburg Hospital on Friday, June 21, at four p.m., aged 76 years. The funeral was held from his late home Monday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Maltman officiating, and interment was in the Gray cemetery. Mr. Wilson was born in Blossburg January 12, 1853, the son of Robert and Ellen Sampson Wilson. He was one of a family of five children, one sister, Nancy, of California, surviving him. He was the father of five children; Robert, of Mansfield; James and Mrs. Hettie Wilcox, of Covington; Emma, deceased; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Wilson passed his entire life, with the exception of a few years spent at Bernice, Sullivan county, and Fall Brook, at the old homestead at Covington. He was an industrious, frugal, hard-working, honest citizen; a friend to all, an enemy to none. He was, indeed, "a man that lived by the side of the road, and was a friend to man." The following from away were in attendance at the funeral: Mrs. Jessie Wilson, Little Marsh. Mrs. Ross Jones and three daughters, Marjorie, Janet and Jessie, of Coudersport. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Griffis and Mrs. and Mrs. Harl Rogers, of Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Nichols, Lindley. W. H. Cook and daughters, and Mrs. Nellie Powell, of Blossburg. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sampson, of Middlebury. Submitted by Barb Conrad
WOOD, George GEORGE WOOD, EX-RAILROADER, MERCHANT, DIES Geroge W. WOOD of 465 South Ave. (Elmira), railroader and businessman, died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 54. Mr. WOOD was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years before his health failed about 12 years ago. He entered the service of the Pennsylvania in the car shops and later transferred to the train service. He was a conductor when he went on the inactive list. Mr. WOOD entered business about nine years ago and since that time had conducted the Athens, Pa., Home Bakery. For the last three years he had conducted the W. M. Ice Cream Mart at Horseheads. Known to his friends as "Wash" or "Woody" he was a member of Southern Light F&AM, 724, of Breesport, Corning Consistory, Cashmere Grotto and the Brotherhood of Railway Tainmen. Born in the Town of Veteran he always had lived in Chemung County. He was active in his work until about two weeks ago. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

WOOD, George W., 54, died at his home 465 South Ave., at 2:15 p. m. Sunday, May 5, 1940, after a brief illness. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Harriet Reynolds of Elmira; two nieces, Mrs. Margaret Lynch of Los Angeles and Mrs. Ruth Carpenter of Elmira; a nephew, Howard L. REYNOLDS of Elmira and several grand nieces and nephews. The body is in the Hagerman Funeral Home and this evening will be taken to the home of Merritt R. MALLORY, 465 South Ave., with whom Mr. WOOD lived during the last 34 years. The Southern Light Lodge, F&AM, will have a service Tuesday at 8 p. m. at the home. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday, the Rev. A. H. Ganoung of Athens officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

WOOTEN-Nov. 3, 1929-Mrs. Eliza Wooten, widow of Geo. Wooten, died at the home of her son, Olin Wooten, at Clapper Hill, Sunday, Nov. 3. The funeral was held in Beaver Meadows cemetery. Mrs. Wooten is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. H. Magee, Edinger Hill, and Mrs. Harry Pickett of Clapper Hill; four sons, John of Florida, Thomas of Connecticut, George of Montrose, and Olin of Clapper Hill, with whom she resided. Submitted by Patty Shumway. 
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 15 OCT  98
By Joyce M. Tice