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Tri County Obituaries - Page Fifty

Obituaries from Scrapbook 3C-A

All the Obituaries on this page are of women who are not identified by their birthname in the clipping. Help identify them by sending in their name at birth.

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Mrs. Eva Balmer

Mrs. Eva Balmer, 82, formerly of Centerville, Monday morning, Feb. 13. Survived by step-daughter, Mrs. Finley Farran of Pine City; step-son, Arthur Balmer of Pine City.The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. Smithboro Cemetery.


Margaret Balmer

Mrs. Margaret Balmer of Pine City RD 1. Funeral service will be held at the Sparrow Funeral Home, 305 S. Main St., this afternoon at 2. The Rev. Robert ? officiated. Pallbearers: J. Welch, Franklin Tillinghast, F. Welch, Fred Shappee, Roy Gustin, Franklin, Ted and Robert Tillinghast. Woodlawn cemetery.



Mrs. Ephraim Batterson was buried from the church last Thursday. The Rev. A. J. Osborn officiated. Mrs. Batterson was sixty-nine years old and had been in very poor health for a long time but was able to be about the house as usual and went riding the day of her death. She was suddenly stricken by paralysis while waiting upon her daughter, who was ill, and only lived an hour after she was stricken. The daughter, Mrs. Bryon Ames, was not able to attend the funeral. Besides the daughter she leaves one son and six grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Cuffman. Her remains were laid beside those of her husband in Gillett cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 9, 1917)


Mrs. Brown

Mrs. John Brown died at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon at her home, No, 219 West Church Street, Elmira. Death was due to pneumonia. The deceased was seventy-four years and twenty days old. Her aged husband is critically ill with the same disease, though hopes are now entertained for his recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Brown celebrated their golden wedding anniversary four years ago and were among the oldest as well as the most respected residents in Elmira. The deceased was a woman of lovely character, kind-hearted, gracious in manner, a devout Christian and a devoted wife and mother. The remains were removed to the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Frank J.Cassada,No. 105 Elm street, on account of the serious illness of Mr. Brown and the funeral was held there at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. (handwritten on article Jan 14, 1901)


Mrs. M. A. Casterline

Mrs. M. A. Casterline died Tuesday morning of dropsy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Carpenter, No 120 Lormore street. The funeral services were held from the residence Thursday afternoon. (handwritten on article – Nov 19,1895)


Mrs. Christian

Mrs. Roger Christian age 67 of 323 Larchmont Elmira, Friday Dec. 6 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial hospital. Friends are invited to the Olthof Funeral Home.


Mrs. Margaret clark

Mrs. Margaret Clark, 61, of Gillette, Pa. Sunday, Dec. 21, 1947. Survived by husband, Frank; son, Tracy; six grandchildren; three sisters in St. Louis, Mo.; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Wilson Funeral Home and Wednesday noon will be moved to Mosherville Methodist Church where services will be at 2 p.m. Rev. George Evans. Burial in Daggett Cemetery.


Josephine Cole

Mrs. Josephine Cole of 104 E. Chemung Pl. died Thursday, Apr. 3, 1941. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Fred Oms of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Jack Thomas of Rochester, Mrs. Lee Schrader of Flint Mich., and Mrs. M. D. Sanders of Elmira Heights; five sons, Harry of Endicott and Chauncey, Leon, Lafayette and Raymond of Elmira. The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edmond Tucker of Corning officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article born Sept. 18, 1857)


Mrs. Belle Coursen

Mrs. Belle M. Coursen, 78, Gillett, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1949, at Boughten Nursing Home, Troy. Survived by sister, Mrs. Carrie Cooke, Gillett; several nieces and nephews. Body at Soper & Vickery Funeral Home. Services there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Root, Gillett. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Gillett Rebekah Lodge 523 will hold a memorial service Monday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.



Waverly, May 2 –Mrs. Mary Underland Courtright died at 6 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home, 709 Cayuta Avenue, after less than a week’s illness of acute Bright’s Disease. Mrs. Coutright is survived by her husband, Frank E., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Allbright of Waverly and five sons, Clayton, Harry, Frank, Samuel and a five-months-old baby. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


Mary Jane Crandall

FUNERAL AT PINE CITY The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Jane Crandall will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence in Pine City. Rev. Dr. Huff of the Baptist church, of that place, will officiate, and the interment will be in Pine City. Funeral Director Campbell will have charge. (handwritten on article – Apr 27, 1900)



Mrs. Mary Jane Criss died yesterday morning at 4:30 o’clock at her home., No 255 West Hudson Street. She is survived by one son, Miles W. Criss, of Wells, Pa.’ one daughter, Miss May B. Criss of this city’; also by three brothers and one sister. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from No. 311 South avenue. The Rev. Francis Sherer will officiate and burial will be made in Webbs Mills. (handwritten on article Feb. 21, 1905)



The funeral of Mary Jane Criss was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at No. 311 South avenue. The Rev. Mr. Sherer officiated and burial was made in Webb Mills.



Mrs. Maria Crowell died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Collier, at Pine City, aged ninety years. She is survived by two sons, J. Boardman Crowell of Canton, Pa., and George P. Crowell of Elmira. Two daughters, Mrs. C. P. Newell of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Collier of Pine City; also grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be in the Pine City Baptist Church Saturday at 11 o’clock, the Rev. Charles Henry to officiate. Burial in Pine City cemetery. (handwritten on article – March 21 1917)



The funeral of Mrs. Laura Marie Crowell late of Pine City, will be at the family home, Saturday 11 a.m. and at the Pine City Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Chas. Henry will officiate and burial will be at Pine City cemetery.


Mrs. Orilla Edsall

Mrs. Orilla Edsall died Wednesday, aged seventy-eight years, at her home in Christian Hollow. The funeral was held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the burial was in that place. (handwritten on article – Apr. 25, 1900)



The funeral of Mrs. Orilla Edsall, whose death is noted in another column, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ham, at Christian Hollow. Interment in cemetery near Christian Hollow school house. Funeral Director Campbell will have charge.(handwritten on article – April 26, 1900)



Mrs. C. J. Emes fell in her yard last Friday and broke her leg at the hip. As she is 75 years old it is feared that the accident may prove very serious.


Helena Everett

Mrs. Helena Belle Everett, 52, of Horseheads, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 1939. She leaves her husband, Tracy T. Everett; three sons, Merle of Elmira, Wilton of Flint, Mich., and Edwin, at home; a sister, Mrs. Frances Balmer of Pine City, and three grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the Mosherville and Webb Mills Methodist Churches. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. EDT, at the family home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. [Note from JMT - Lena was daughter of Lettie TICE and Wm. HAKES} 


Hannah Goodspeed

Mvs. Hannah W. Goodspeed,widow of the late James Goodspeed, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Sharp, of Forest Home, N.Y., where she was visiting on Thursday evening, October 21, aged fifty-nine years. The remains were taken to Spencer, her late residence on Friday morning, where the funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house. Mrs. Goodspeed was a former resident of this city, and spent a good share of her younger life in Tioga County, Pa. (handwritten on articles Oct 24)






Mrs. Darling B. Harvey died at the home of her son, Delos R. Harvey, on upper Lake street yesterday at 3 p.m., aged seventy-two years. She is survived by her husband, Darling B. Harvey’ two sons, Floyd of Southport and Delos R. of this city; two daughters, Mrs. L. W. Wright of Binghamton and Mrs. William Sickles of Veteran; one sister, Mrs. Price Sickles of Pine City, and six half-brothers, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was a lifelong resident of Big Flats and was well and favorably known. The funeral will be held at the home of her son on upper Lake street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.. Interment in Big Flats. (handwritten on article July 15, 1912)


Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth, wife of James N. Jackson died Monday at her home, No. 1,113 Ovid street, aged forty-five years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. Deceased leaves no children. (handwritten on article Nov 18 1895)



The funeral of Mrs. Sheldon Knapp, aged sixty-four years, was held from her late home in Pine City, yesterday afternoon at 2o’clock. The Rev. C. C. Ferguson officiated and interment was at Pine City (handwritten on article – Jan 28,


Mrs. Lowrey

Mrs. Lowrey died at her home at Pine City last Friday, aged eighty-six years. The funeral was held at the house Sunday; burial at Pine City, Monroe Miller officiating. Deceased leaves a husband, who is ninety-one years old, but no children. (handwritten on article Feb. 18, 1903)



Mrs. Lena May Monks of 116 Cleveland avenue died at Burdette, Sunday at 5 p.m., aged twenty-four years. She is survived by her husband, Morton Monks, two little children; her mother, Mrs. Ella Egan of Cleveland avenue, and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Owen of Wellsburg. The remains will be removed to the family home today and the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – died Dec 23, 1917 – buried Dec. 26, 1917)



Mrs. Grace Nichols, wife of M. Nichols, died at the home, 610 F ? (can’t read) street, Sunday afternoon, aged thirty-three years. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. The Rev. N. Sirrell officiated. (handwritten on article May 29, 1910 – buried May 31st) Grace Edsall was wife of Merton Nichols - Identified by Sandra Ball


Maria Nichols

THROWN OUT AND KILLED WHEN HORSE GETS FRIGHTENED Mrs. Maria Nichols, 75 years old, widow of Arthur Nichols, a prosperous farmer of Webb Mills, was killed by being thrown from a wagon on South Broadway a hundred yards’ from the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue, near Bulkhead at noon today. She was riding in a platform wagon with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Crandall of Webb Mills. The horse became frightened at tents in the Dalrymple yard at the right and shied. The horse drew the wagon across the deep ditch and then started back toward the road. The wagon tipped sufficiently to throw Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Crandall to the bottom of the three foot ditch. Mrs. Nichols, weighed 200 pounds. She struck on her head and was killed instantly. Mrs. Crandall was injured slightly. Mr. Crandall was not hurt. The accident caused a great sensation as this woman had been a resident of Webb Mills and vicinity all her life and was very well known among the best people of the community. She is survived by a half brother, Thomas Redfie





Mary Ann Smith

Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, 82, widow of Dr. Frank S. Smith, died Thursday Nov. 4, 1937, at the family home in Millerton, Pa. She is survived by three sons, Herbert of Rochester, Louis and Leon of Millerton, Pa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Warner and great granddaughter, Patricia Warner of Millerton. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. C. R. Knight. Burial in the Miller Cemetery, Millerton, Pa.


Anne Steffen

Mrs. Anne P. Steffen of Horseheads, Wednesday, 1 p.m. at home. Rev. Paul P. Frohne. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Please omit flowers.



Mrs. Clara Steffen, widow of Herman Steffen, late of Elmira, died this morning after an extended illness. She is survived by a son, Carl, three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Buchanan, the Misses Amelia and Erma Steffen, Rochester; two brothers, (can’t read) and Ferd Meissner of Philadelphia; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Forshee, Pauline Hamm, Mrs. Lena (can’t read) all of Elmira. Mrs. Steffen was a member of the German Evangelical Church. The remains repose in the Harrington funeral home, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2”30 p.m. Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr. 28, 1932)



Mrs. Louisa Stilson, died Sunday at 6:25 a.m., at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Edwin Cook (handwritten on the article, “Elsie Smith”) of 59 Keefe Street. She was one of the oldest residents of the city, and is survived by two children, Mrs. Nelson Kerrick of Gillett, Pa., and Mrs. W. H. Stilson of Southport; also twelve grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. There will be a prayer service at the home on Keefe street this evening at 7 o’clock, and on Tuesday the remains will be removed to Gillett, Pa., where a service will be held in the church at 2 p.m. Burial in the Gillett cemetery. 

You asked to help identify the women on this page.  Mrs. Louisa Stilson is Louisa Tobey, b. 9 Jan 1845, daug of William and Catherine Tobey.Too bad the obituary doesn't mention death date!  I've been trying to find her death date.

You asked for the identification of some women found in clippings.  I have Louisa TOBEY "Stilson":
She died 25 Feb 1917 and is buried in Gillett Cemetery.  My only source  is one of her descendants' family records--I have yet to send for her  death certificate.  Her husband, Nehimiah Stilson is listed on your  website in the Gillett Cemetery.  Thanks for listing her obituary!! Sandra



The death of Mrs. W. R. Tanner occurred at her home at Webbs Mills yesterday. She was twenty-six years of age and is survived by her husband and one son, Carl, her father and mother, and a brother and sister. Mrs. Tanner was an earnest Christian woman and beloved by a large circle. The funeral, which will be in charge of W. C. Harrington, will be held from the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. (handwritten on article – Jan 4, 1901)


Mrs. Tobey

DEATH OF MRS.TOBEY Mrs. M. G. Tobey died last evening at her home, No. 114 Holdridge street, at 7 o’clock. Death was caused by a cancer from which the deceased has suffered for the past four years. She was fifty-five years of age. The deceased is survived by her husband and seven children. They are Martin and Nate, of Fassetts, Pa., Benjamin and Burr, of Mansfield, Pa., Mrs. George Sheeley of Southport Corners, Mrs. Harley Murphy and Lottie Tobey, of Elmira. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house. Rev. M. T. Shelford will officiate. The remains will be taken to Christian Hollow for interment. (handwritten on article – June 3 1897) Mary E. HAM was wife og Morgan Gorton Tobey - Identified by Sandra Ball.


Mrs. Tripp

Mrs. George Tripp died yesterday at her home in Christian Hollow. The deceased had been complaining of feeling faint and was sitting in a chair at the time of death. She gave a sudden gasp, and before her husband had time to relieve her she was dead. Coroner Colegrove was summoned and upon examination decided that an inquest was unnecessary as she had died with heart disease. She is survived by her husband and three children. (handwritten on article Dec. 3, 1897)


Mrs. G. O. Turk

WILL BURY MRS. TURK WEDNESDAY MORNING Gillett, Pa., July 9 –Mrs. G. O. Turk died at the family home here Sunday after an illness of about two months of acute Bright’s disease. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Baptist church of which she had been a life long member. Mrs. Turk, a woman of sterling worth in the community, is survived by her husband G. O. Turk; two sons, Dr. R. J. Turk of Sunbury and Llewellyn (the rest of the article is not there)

(Van Curen)


Mrs. Besie Van Curen of Webb Mills died Nov. 1 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Tracey L. Van Curen, her mother Mrs. Millie (can’t read last name). Mrs. Van Curen was born Feb. 1890, at Mills, Potter County, Pa. For a number of years she was employed in the Teppers Brothers store in Elmira. During the past four years he held the position of Post Master at Pine City. (can’t read month) 21, 1914, Mrs. Van Curen was united in marriage with Tracy Van Curen, of Pine City. She was an esteemed member of the Webb Mills Methodist Episcopal Church and served as an active official on the board. She also held membership in the Seeley Creek Grange and the E. M. Hoffman Auxillary of the Veterans of the Spanish War. Funeral services were conducted in the Webb Mills Church., Nov. 3. Burial was in the Webb Mills cemetery .(handwritten on article 1930)


Mary Venier

MARY VENIER IS INCOMPETENT; WILL CARE FOR HER PROPERTY County Court Decides Pine City Resident Incapable of Looking After Her Affairs – Relative Appointed to Take Over Burden-Action Settled. The proof of the incompetency of Mary Venier of Pine City was the only matter taken up at the session of county court this morning. At the conclusion of this case, the jurors were released until June 15 at which date the contest over the will of the late John E. Dempsey will be heard. The Kane-Fish action, involving commission for the sale of real estate, scheduled for trial this morning, was announced as settled out of court. Fred Smith of Athens, Pa. a nephew, was named committee of the person and property of Mary Venier after a jury had found that the aged woman was incompetent to manage her affairs. She is the widow of a Civil War Veteran and for many years resided alone at Pine City. Lately her actions have been the cause of complaint on the part of neighbors and have given her relatives much concern. She suffered th



Mrs. Content Wells, widow of John Wells, died this afternoon at 12:20 o’clock at the family home in Pine City. The decedent was ninety-one years old and had resided in Pine City, the greater part of her life. She is survived by her son, James H. Wells, of Pine City. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. c. E. Ferguson will officiate.



The remains of Mrs. Mary Wilsey, formerly of Pine City, who died Friday at Archmore, Pa., arrived in Elmira yesterday morning and the funeral was held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Webb Mills this afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. C. E. Ferguson officiated and burial was in the Webb Mills cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 17, 1943)


Mrs. Sadie Wood

Mrs. Sadie Wood, 73, of Pine City, RD2. Friday, July 2, 1948. Survived by husband, William; stepdaughter Mrs. Mazie Stickler of Pine City; stepgrandchildren, Clifford Stickler and Mrs. Geraldine Wilson of Pine City; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home., Troy and will be removed to family home Saturday morning. Funeral Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at home. Rev. Burroughs. Burial at Sagetown Cemetery. She was a member of Rebekah Pine City Lodge.



Mrs. E. G. Woodard died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Brown, No. 201 Cusick street, Monday morning at 12:15 o’clock. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Brown, of this city, and Alice H. Moyle, of Wichita, Kansas. Five sons, Seneca Woodward, of Ranger, Texas; William Hurd, of Port Allegheny, Pa; Frank Hurd, of Punxsutawney; A. G. Woodward, of Curwensville, Pa.; T. B. Woodward, of Roulette, Pa. The funeral was held at the McInerney & O’Dea undertaking parlors Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Delos Abrams officiated. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article May 22, 1922)


May Woolever

Mrs. May Woolever, 78, of Odessa, formerly of Swartwood, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1951. She was the widow of Tyler Woolever. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Carpenter of Odessa; stepson, Fred Woolever of Van Etten; brother, Samuel Cortright of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-children. Mrs.Woolever was a member of the Odessa Methodist Church. The body is at the Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, where funeral will be held Friday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Dutton S. Peterson. Swartwood Cemetery.

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