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BLANCHARD, Doris (ACHILLIES) Prof. and Mrs. E. E. Marvin and Mrs. Anna Blanchard were called to Geneva, early Sunday and Mrs. Doris Achillies died in the afternoon. She had been a sufferer for the past two months. The funeral and burial will be in Geneva Wednesday. She is survived by her husband, Dr. William E. Achillie, and son, William, Jr.; her mother, Mrs. Anna Blanchard; sister, Mrs. Celia Marvin, and brother, Prof. William Blanchard. She was born in Covington and graduated from our high school and also from the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. After her marriage she lived in Geneva, where her husband is a prominent physician. Her father, William Blanchard died in November, and she was here and assisted in caring for him. She has many friends who will moutn her passing. (1934 June 17 is penciled in) Submitted by Barb Conrad 

DEATH OF MRS. E. MARVIN - A Former Resident of Chatham Died at Covington Little Marsh, Oct. 11. - Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Cooper, Mr. Joseph Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Cooper, Mrs. Lelia Davis, Jos. and Gladys Davis, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Cooper and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Love attended the funeral of Mrs. Ed. Marvin, whose maiden name was Lulu Boughton, was a native of Chatham and spent most of her life in this place. After the death of her parents, she lived with her uncle, Mr. Joseph Cooper. She was an estimable woman. None knew her but to love her and her friends were legion in this place. Mr. and Mrs. McNinch, of Westfield, are guests at the home of D. E. Cooper. Submitted by Barb Conrad 

(Bolen) Catherine OCTOGENARIAN IS DEAD AT PENN YAN Sept. 3 Cather Bolen, aged 80 years old died at her home in this village yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock; she is survived by two sons, William H. BOLAN, of this village; Michael BOLAN, of Shortsville; two sisters, Mrs. Michael Buckley, of Benton; Mrs. James O'Brien of this village. The funeral services will be held from the home of her son, William H. BOLAN, of Keuka street, tomorrow morning at nine o'clock, and from St. Michael's church at 9:30. Interment in St. Michael's cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser, Sept. 4, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <> 

Harriet BOYCE Mrs. Harriet Scudder, 82, died at the home of her brother, John BOYCE, in Union Township, PA.; Wed. Feb. 24, 1937. She was the widow of Nelson SCUDDER. Besides her brother, she leaves several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sat. at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Newelltown Methodist Church. Burial was in Park Cemetery, Canton. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 28, 1937 Sharron Vossoughi <> 
R. E. Brisco. of Town of Montour, married W. W. Bronson of Veteran on July 4, 1877 at the M. E. Parsonage in Catharine by Rev. U. S. Hall.

BRISCO, Roana Emeline MRS. ROANA B. BRONSON The funeral of Mrs. Roana BRISCO Bronson was held Monday afternoon with a prayer service at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Wynn BRONSON, 1322 Pratt Street, and the funeral service at St. Luke's Congregational Church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. O. H. DENNEY officiated. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery in the Town of Catherine. She became of member of the Catherine Methodist Church in early childhood, and later became a member of the Sullivanville Methodist church, where she remained for many years. Mrs. Bronson died Saturday morning at the home of her son in this city who survives her, together with eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was esteemed by a large circle of friends. Unknown paper. 1921. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 

BRONSON, Wynn, 76, of 1322 Pratt St., Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957. He was a retired Lackawanna Railroad engineer with 48 years service. Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret (READY) Bronson; sons, Earl BRONSON of Buffalo, Frederick W. of Elmira, Charles W., with the U. S. Air Force at Biloxi, Miss.; sister, Mrs. Clara (BRONSON) Cooley of Odessa; five grandchildren. Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call today 7 to 10 and Tuesday 2-5 and 7-10 p. m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p. m. the Rev. Henry C. SEARS. Woodlawn Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
BRONSON, Wynn, 76, of 1322 Pratt St., a retired Lackawanna Railroad engineer and well known clubman, died Saturday night (Jan. 5, 1957) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In poor health for several years, Mr. BRONSON entered the hospital last Wednesday. He sucumbed Saturday night at 11. A native of Millport, Mr. BRONSON was associated with the Lackawanna Railroad for 48 years and retired as a locomotive engineer 6 years ago. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
BRONSON DIES; RETIRED DL ENGINEER Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon for Wynn Bronson of 1322 Pratt St., a retired Lackawanna Railroad engineer who died Saturday. He was 76. the Elmiran had 48 years of service with the railroad before his retirement six years ago. He was a locomotive engineer most of his career. For many years he was active in railroad union and local fraternal circles. He was past president of Elmira Lodge 272, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Mr. BRONSON was an active member of several organizations, including Ivy Masonic Lodge, Corning Consistory, Elmira Lodge of Moose and the Ancient Order of Flat Tires. He was also a life member of the Lackawanna YMCA and a member of th Lackawanna Masonic Club. Mr. Bronson attended St. Luke's Congregational Church. Elmira Star-Gazette. Jan. 1957. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 
W. W. BRONSON DEAD He Was a Prominent Farmer of Sullivanville Early Monday morning W. W. Bronson died at his home in Sullivanville. He death was caused by paralysis which first attacked him June 26 (1896). Mr. BRONSON, who was a prominent farmer, had lived in Sullivanville fifteen years moving there from Millport. He was for many years a carpenter in the employ of the Northern Central Railroad. He was the soul of honor, charitable and greatly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow (Roana BRISCO Bronson), one daughter Clara and a son, Wynn. The funeral took place Thursday. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 
BRONSON, Marian, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wynn Bronson of 1322 Pratt Street died this morning at 11:20 o'clock. A prayer service will be held from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and will be private. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother Wallace. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and will also be stricktly.... Aug. 5, 1910 Unnamed Elmira newspaper. -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
CAREW, Delphine Mrs. Delphine Newton, Horseheads, RD 3, Friday, March 17, 1950, at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Willis Chapman of Odessa. She was a former proprietor of Newton's Inn, Pine Valley. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Thomas Bunnsfield of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Margaret Boyce of Carbondale, PA., Mrs. George Edwards of Elmira; brothers William and Frank CAREW of Horseheads. The body was removed to the Holly-Keck Funeral Home where funeral will be Monday at 2 p. m. Rev. Franklin J. Weaver of Erin. Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
CRAINEY Mrs. Frank B. Neff of 171 Lynwood avenue, Elmira Heights, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Norman Varney of Big Pond. She was 32 years old and is survived by her mother Mrs. Mary Crainey, and by two sisters and one brother William CRAINEY of Bentley Creek. The funeral will be held Sun. at 2 o'clock at the Big Pond Church. Burial at the Big Pond cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser, Sept. 4, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <> 
CULVER, Harry - Complaining of feeling ill while at work in the Corning Glass Works yeaterday morning, Harry Culver, 56, of Corning, died of a heart attack at 9:15 o'clock, before a physician could be summoned. Mr. Culver was born in Wellsboro, April 6, 1879, son of Timothy and Alice Culver. On August 21, 1904 he married Miss Mary Heath. Surviving are: his widow and one daughter, Miss Marjorie Culver. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
FINN, Sarah [wife of Thomas Looney] Mrs. Sarah Looney died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. McInerney, at East Elmira, aged about 90 years. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. McInerney [Margaret LOONEY], and four granddaughters, Misses Anna, Rose, Sara and Mary; three grandsons, Thomas, John and Mortimer, and one great grandson, Thomas McInerney, jr. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and 10 o'clock at SS. Peter & Paul's Church. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser September 2, 1915 Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <] 
John P. FINN of 505 Magee Street, died Sat. Feb. 27, 1937, at 8 a. m. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Elmira; Mrs. Ralph Webster of St. Petersburg, Fla; Mrs. James McCarthy of Morristown, N. J.; two nieces, Violet and June Conroy of Elmira; a nephew Harry Moore of Kennmore, NY. The body is at the Hughes funeral home, where the funeral will be held Monday at 8:15 a. m. and in the St. Patrick Church at 9 o'clock. SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 28, 1937 Sharron Vossoughi <> 
Anton FLALA (FIALA) 72, a former resident of Horseheads, died at the family home at Penn Yan, Friday, Feb. 26, 1937. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Vargo of Horseheads, and Mrs. Victoria Tuttle of Penn Yan; two sons, Tony of Horseheads and Dominic of Millport. The body is at the Matthews and Van Buskirk funeral home Horseheads, and will be removed Sat. evening to the home of Tony FLALA of the Breesport Road Town of Horseheads. Prayer service Monday 8:30 a. m. Funeral in St. Mary Church, Horseheads at 9 o'clock. St. Mary Cemetery, Horseheads. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 28, 1937 Sharron Vossoughi <> Daniel Joseph 
Anna FLEUSCHEUTZ Mrs. Anna Fiero, 66, formerly of Galeton, Sat. March 18, 1950 at Summerset, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Stanton Fogie of Summerset; brothers, John and Carlo FLEUSCHEUTZ of Buffalo; sister, Mrs. Rose Rice of Presho, and five grandchildren. Funeral and burial Tuesday at Braddock, Pa. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
Henry GAY of 558 E. 2nd St., died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 27, 1937 at the family home. He is survived by two brothers, Fred Gay of Plattsburg and Walter Gay of Cleveland, Ohio. The body is in the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 28, 1937 Sharron Vossoughi <> 
Robert D. HAMILTON The remains of Robert D. HAMILTON, of this city, who died Thursday morning at Saranac Lake, arrived in Elmira over the Lackawanna Railroad last night and were removed to the family home, 412 W. First street. The funeral will be held at the home today at 3:30 p. m. The Rev. S. E. EASTMAN wil be asisted by the Rev. R. Lew WILLIAMS. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser, Sept. 4, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <> 
Beulah B. HANMER Mrs. Beulah B. Beyea, 69, of Town of Starkey. She was a member of Dundee Methodist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. E. J. Herrington; son Glen BEYEA of Rochester, one granddaughter; sister, Mrs. Willett Dwyer of CA; brothers, Milton HANMER of Lakemont, Harry and Eugene HANMER of CA. Funeral Monday at 2 p. m. at the Sargent and Oughterson Funeral Home, Dundee. Rev. M. Ford Crippen, Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950. -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
KELLER, Ida Emma (Finnerty) - Elkland - Mrs. Ida Emma Finnerty, wife of William Finnerty, died at her home here last Friday, after a few weeks' illness. Mrs. Finnerty was born in Benton, Pa., Sept. 21, 1869, a daughter of Aaron and Catherine Cogan Keller. She had lived in Elkland seven years. Survivors are her husband, William Finnerty; three daughters, Mrs. Phota Miller, of Lock Haven; Mrs. Anthony Parenti, of Waverly, and Margaret, at home; two sons, Harold, of Freeman and Charles of Elkland; a brother Elmer Keller of Benton; and three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Ccharnasky, of Salem, Ohio; Mrs. Hurley Wagner, of Forty Fort, Berwick. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
KELSEY, Harriet Anna (Bailey) (Harding) Mrs. Harriet Anna Harding was born in Covington in 1853, and died September 13, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Harriet Kelsey. In early life she married Lafayette Bailey, and two children were born to them, Ruth (Mrs. George Slingerland), and a son, Walter S. Bailey. Her funeral was very largely attended and the flowers were beautiful. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
Sarah KENNEDY Mrs. Sarah Freeman, 51, of Granville Summit, Pa. Thursday, Mar. 16, 1950 at Willow Grove, Pa. Survived by husband, Theron Freeman; sons Frank of Canton, Steward of Granville Summit; daughter, Mrs. John Jezorski of Elmira; mother, Mrs. Ida Kennedy of Granville Summit; borther, Rush KENNEDY of Canton; sister, Mrs. Harold Gibbons of Binghamton; five grandchildren. the body is at the family home. Funeral Sunday 2 p. mn. at the Morse funeral Home, Canton. The Rev. Allen Barrett. Windfall (Pa.) Cemetery. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA
Joyce, the information you have on a Sarah Kennedy is incorrect. That should be Freda  Kennedy, as she is my grandmother.And the son you have as Steward should be Stuart Freeman. I think you have done a great job in all that you have done for the people of the this area.   Gary Jezorski (Note from JMT - Errors are in the original obituary clipping.) 
KING, Herman P. - Knoxville- Herman Philman King, 83, died Saturday evening, after several years of failing health. He was born in Chatham township, April 15, 1853, son of Lewis B. and Sarah Smith King. On September 3, 1885, he married Miss Mary E. Dickinson, of Academy Corners, who survives, with two sons, Albert and Kurwen King of Knoxville, R. D., one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Husted, of Gravel Bank, two grandsons, three granddaughters, and two nieces, Mrs. Jesse R. Wilcox, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Harry Mowers, of Hornell. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
LAMADE, Dietrich - Dietrich Lamade, publisher of the Pennsylvania Grit in Williamsport, died at the Williamsport Hospital Sunday morning after a short illness of pneumonia. Mr. Lamade was born in Baden, Germany, Feb. 6, 1859, being the fourth of a famiy of nine children. With his parents he came to this country in May, 1867, and located Willmamsport. A year and a half later the father was stricken with typhoid fever and died, and the day after his funeral the ninth child was born. Dietrich was about ten at that time, and quit school to go to work and help support the family. At 13 he went to work on a German weekly paper, the Boebachter, and there secured the training that led to his career on the Grit. He set the head for the first issue of the Grit, which was at first a Saturday afternoon edition of the Sun and Banner. Later he went to work for the Times, a daily, but this went on the rocks and he was without a job. Learning that the Grit was about to be discontinued, he interested a couple others in buying the physical equipment of the Times and publishing the Grit. They met with much discouragement, but Mr. Lamade continued his faith in the paper, and the paper eventually become a great success. It is the one great family paper and has subscribers in every state in the Union. Mr. Lamade saw the plant grow from two men and a boy to a concern employing 250 men and women. Mr. Lamade was prominent in Masonic circles, being a 33rd degree Mason. He was noted for his civic and philanthroptic work. The Grit under his guidance was always noted for its fine working conditions and those who were fortunate enough to get a job on the Grit, were considered lucky. Mr. Lamade's history is typical of what the United States under its constitutional government offers to the ambitious young man. Submitted by Barb Conrad

July 6, 1988
Wellsboro Gazette
Mrs. Hilda Brickley, 81, of 12 South Jones St.,Lock Haven died Monday, June 27, 1988 in Lock Haven Hospital. Born November 6, 1906 in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Irving and Dora Boyce Knapp.She was a Methodist. Surviving are two daughters;  Mrs. Marian Fague of Woolrich and Mrs. Eleanor Mosso of State College; two sons, William F. of Lock Haven and Robert L. Jr. of Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Knapp of Horseheads, N.Y.and Frances Knapp of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Klump of Ulster and Mrs. Esther Feree of Mill Hall;eight grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, June 30 at Helt’s FuneralHome,LockHaven. The Rev. Donald G.Haulman, pastor of the Covenant United MethodistChurch officiated.Burial was made in Cedar Hill Cemetery, RD Mill Hall, PA.
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

Francis (Frank) M. KNUPPENBURG, 88, of Pine Valley died Sat. Mar. 18, 1950, after an extended illness. He was the first and oldest member of the Connie Rathbun Handicap Club of Elmira. Survived by: wife, Lois Ryant Knuppenburg; daughters, Mrs. Mary Rinker, Montour Falls RD 2; Mrs. Deborah Chapman, Horseheads RD 2; sons, Myron J., Waterloo; Warren J., Pine Valley; sister, Mrs. Hattie Chapman, Rochester; 16 grandchildren, sever great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call today after 8 p. m. The Rev. Earl A. Noyes. North Spencer Cemetery. -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 

MCCARTHY, M. J. - M. J. McCarthy, 76, died Friday afternoon at his home, 2344 West Fourth Street, after a long illness. He was retired by the New York Central Railroad in 1929 after serving as engineer for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Margaret: a sister, Mrs. Thomas O'Brien, of Elmira; five brothers, Dr. C. F. McCarthy, of Auburn, N. Y.; D. B. McCarthy and Henry McCarthy, of Watkins Glen, N. Y.; Jeremiah H. McCarthy, of Vestal, N. Y., and Charles A. McCarthy, of Cortland, N. Y. Services will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning at the Church of the Ascension. Friends may view the body at the home after noon today. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
Patrick MURRAY The funeral of Patrick MURRAY was held at the family home, 864 Magee street, yesterday morning at 8 o'clock and at the St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. The solemn requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. J. J. BLOOMER assisted by Rev. J. J. MORIARITY and the Rev. Thomas STAFFORD. The pallbearers were Edward Lochery, James McGuiggan, William Miller, Harry Purcell, George Ford and James McLaughlin. The members of Elmira Lodge, No. 62, B. P. O. of Elks, attended in a body. Burial was in the SS. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser, Sept. 4, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <> 
John PEARSON of Rochester died Wed. Feb. 24, 1937. His wife was the former Miss Jennie REYNOLDS of Tioga. The funeral was held at the home in Rochester, Sat. at 2 p. m. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 28, 1937 Sharron Vossoughi <> 
John Gay PULLEN, 65, of 518 Liberty St. The body is at the family home where funeral will be Monday at 2 p. m. Rev. Herbert J. GORDON. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
READY - MRS. MARGARET BRONSON Mrs. Margaret Bronson of 4820 NW 23rd Ave. (Gainesville, Florida) died Wednesday at her home (actually at her son, Frederick's home). She was 90. Mrs. Bronson was a native of New York and a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Fred of Gainesville, Charles L. of New Mexico, Earl F. of New York; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Unknown newspaper. -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA

READY, Margaret May Bronson, Mrs. Margaret M. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bronson, age 90, housewife, will be held on Monday, September 2, 1974, at Elmira, N. Y. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with local arrangements under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, 404 N. Main St. Mrs. Bronson, who lived at 4820 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1974 at her home. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 

ROX, Elizabeth (COONEY) - Mrs. Elizabeth Cooney, widow of James Cooney, died Wednesday morning, July 3, 1935, at the family home in Copp Hollow, after an extended illness. Born in Ireland, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Develin Rox, she came to this country in early life. For many years she resided in Blossburg. Her husband, James Cooney, was killed in an automobile accident 21 years ago. Following his death the family went to Copp hollow to make their home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emmett Horn, of Lackawanna, N. Y., and Susan; a son, Jooseph Cooney, at home; two brothers, James Rox, of Lackawanna, N. Y., and Patrick, of Elmira; also one grandchild. The funeral was held Saturday morning at St. Andrew's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Ahearn officiating. Burial in St. Andrew's Cemetery at Blossburg. Mrs. Cooney was a good mother and neighbor and was held in high esteem by her neighbors. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SECHRIST, Tena Ann (Marvin) - A Most Noble Woman Goes To Her Reward Mrs. Tena Ann Sechrist, widow of the late Levi C. Marvin, died November 25, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis M. Goodall, of Mansfield. Funeral services were held at the house on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and at the Church of Christ, Covington, at 2:30, Rev. Matthew S. Blair, of Wellsboro, officiating. interment in Gray Cemetery. Mrs. Marvin is survived by six children: Mrs. May Goodall, Mrs. Ida Johnson, and Mrs. Harriet Gillette, of Mansfield; Prof. Edward E. Marvin and Mrs. Alice Douglas, of Covington; Lee R. Marvin, of Portland, Oregon. One other son, Charles, died at the age of nine years. She also leaves several grandchildren. Mrs. Marvin was born in Liberty, August 7, 1850, the daughter of Daniel and Lydia Sechrist. She received her education in the home schools, and on February 16, 1869, was married to Levi C. Marvin, of Covington, who died on September 17, 1927. She passed her entire married life with the exception of a short time in Mansfield and Canoe Camp, on the old Richard Marvin homestead, near the Gray Cemetery, in Covington, the present home of Prof. Marvin. When she came to Covington, Mrs. Marvin united with the old Disciple Church across the river, and she had been a consistent member of that organization ever since. Only sickness has kept her from attendance at the services of this church, which is --- the brick church on the corner. The writer realizes the limitation of words when we attempt to pay tribute to the wonerfully noble life of Mrs. Marvin. We have been personally acquainted with her for nearly forty years, and can truly say, in the language of Luke of old, "We could find no fault in this person." Her high intelligence, good example, gentle influence, refined and purified her devoute Christian life, and are treasures to be remembered not only by her immediate family, but by her large circle of friends. She has indeed-earned a rich reward.- C. C.Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SECHRIST, Mary Elizabeth - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCann of 120 Orchard Street, died Monday afternoon, July 20, 1936, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 27, 1867, the daughter of Joel and Priscilla Sechrist of Steam Valley, Pa. Mrs. McCann is survived by her husband, John McCann, two daughters, Mrs. Lavoy Devoe, Elmira and Mrs. Leo Moore, Pine City; three sons, Charles Anderson, Elmira; George McCann, Millerton; John McCann, Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. James McCann, Wellsburg; Mrs. George Lehman, Philadelphia; three brothers, John Sechrist, Blossburg; James Krotzer, Elmira; Miles Krotzer, Williamsport. Several grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. The family formerly resided at Jackson Summit, Pa. The body is in the Holly funeral home where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. L. Williams, Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SIMPSON, Lois (Mrs. Melbourne Charles) Westfield- This vicinity was shocked last week by the death of Mrs. Lois Simpson Charles, 25, wife of Melbourne Charles, who died Friday at Blossburg Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of her father, Dr. E. L. Simpson, the Rev. P. H. Woodruff officiating; interment was made in Troupsburg. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
Harry M. SMITH, 70, of Himrod RD. Friday, March 17, 1950. He was a member of the HImrod Baptist Church. Survived by brothers, John E., Charles R., and William H. smith all of Himrod RD; one niece and four nephews. Funeral Monday at 2 p. m. at the Hess Funeral Home, Dundee. Rev. Benjamin Disbrow and Rev. Howard Horton. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
Edwin P. SMITH The funeral of Edwin P. SMITH, the Lackawanna trainman waho was killed near Groveland while at work on his train, will be held at the family home, 1209 Lackawanna Avenue, today at 1:30 p. m., the Rev. O. H. DENNEY to officiate. The B. of R. T. will attend the service and burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, near Odessa. The funeral party will be transported to the cemetery near Odessa in automobiles. The Elmira Advertiser, Sept. 4, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <> 
Charles Sidney SMITH, 89, died at the home of George Hall in Kanona Mar. 17, 1950. He was a retired railroad engineer. Survived by six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Servvices will be Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the home. The Rev. Warren STEELE. Grove Cemetery. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
SMITH, Henry Newton - The fuenral of Henry Newton Smith, who died Friday at the home of his son, Leon R. Smith, was held Monday at the Whitneyville Methodist Episcopal Church, with burial there. A prayer service at the Evans Funeral Home preceded the church service. The Rev. C. E. Swearingen, and the Rev. E. Becker Brownell officiated. Born in Charleston township, February 27, 1851, the son of William B. and Hannah Baer Smith, he lived at Whitneyville untill three years ago, when he moved and made his home with his son. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Grange. Mr. Smith was married to Minnie Bookmiller, of Germania April 20, 1875. Mrs. Smith died December 19, 1934. He is survived by his son, Leon R. Smith. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SMITH, Mary Jane (Bixby) - Athens - Mrs. Mary Jane Smith Bixby, aged 32, a graduate trained nursel died at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1935, in the Blossburg Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ivan F. Bixby, of this place; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Seely, of Canton, Pa.; Mrs. Belle Foust, of Alba, Pa., and Mrs. Janet Neal, of Canton, and a brother, Thomas F. Smith,$of New york City. A prayer service will be held Monday at 11 a. m. at the residence of Dr. Bixby. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock at the Windfall Church with Burial in Windfall Cemetery.-Star-Gazette- June 29, 1935. Mrs. Bixby was known to friends here as Miss Mary Jane Smith, and lived with Prof. Lewis Palmer and finished her schooling here and made many friends who mourn her death. Her husband is blind. Theodore Scaife attended the funeral.Submitted by Barb Conrad 
Simeon S. STRYKER, an upholstev in this city for many years, died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock at the family home on upper West Church street, near the Country Club. He was 57 years old and had been ill about 6 months. The decedent is survived by his widow and a sister, Mrs. Ewald, of this city. The remains were removed to 216 Madison Aavenue, where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser September 2, 1915 Sharron Vossoughi <> 
TERWILLIGER, Loretta - Obit from unnamed newspaper: Mrs. Loretta Beecher, widow of the late Mark Beecher, died at Shepard Hospital in Montour Falls on Monday May 3, 1943. She had been ill for several weeks. She was born in Ellenville, NY on Oct 25, 1863 and most of her life had been spent in Beaver Dams. She is survived by one son, Err BEECHER, of Pine Valley; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Fordham of Bath; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother Elmer TERWILLIGER, of Elmira, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Bendle of Beaver Dams. The funeral was held from the home Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Lewis Backman, pastor of the Beaver Dams Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Beaver Dams Cemetery. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 
TILLOU of Elma, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Feb. 26, 1937. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Donald J. TILLOU of Elmira and Dr. Lyle TILLOU of Elma; three daughters, Mrs. Myron Clark, Mrs. Elon Clark and Miss Helen TILLOU, all of Elmira. Funeral in the family home Sunday 3:30 p.m. Burial in the Elma Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 28, 1937 Sharron Vossoughi <> 
ELMIRAN HURT CRITICALLY IN CAR CRASH One Elmiran and two Buffalo men, all partners in Pioneer Motors, 359 N. Main St., Elmira were reported seriously injured in an automobile accident Wed. about midnight near Welland, Ontario. Jack N. VANDESANDE, 750 Falck St., ELmira; Frederick W. BRONSON and Harris W. LEWIS JR., both of Buffalo were injured when the car in which they were driving, owned by Bronson and Lewis, struck a tree. Mr. VANDESANDE went through the windshield and his condition was reported critical. Mrs. VANDESANDE left for Welland early this morning. Mr. LEWIS suffered a broken shoulder blade and Mr. Bronson is reported to have a leg broken near the knee. All are in the General Hospital at Welland. Bronson and Lewis are in partnership in an automobile business on Bailey Ave., in Buffalo, as well as in the Elmira business. Elmira Star-Gazette. Oct. 10, 1945 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
ELMIRAN DEAD OF INJURIES IN CAR CRASH Jack N. VANDESANDE, 36, of 750 Falck St., died early today in the Welland (Ontario) Hospital of injuries received Wednesday night in an automobile accident near the Canadian city. The Elmiran and two Buffalo men, all partners in Pioneer Motors, 359 N. Main St., were enroute to Detroit to arrange a sales franchise for new automobiles when their car failed to make a curve, left the highway and crashed into a tree. Mr. VANDESANDE was thrown through the windshield by the impact and his condition was reported critical yesterday. Mrs. VandeSande left early yesterday for Welland. They have no children. Arrangements were being made todey to return the body to Elmira but funeral details had not been completed. Mr. VANDESANDE came to Elmira from Rochestev about two years ago and was first employed by Cornish Auto Sales. In June he left that company to organize Pioneer Motors in which he became a partner. His partners in the business and his companions on Wednesday's trip were Frederick W. BRONSON and Harris W. LEWIS, Jr. both of Buffalo. Bronson suffered fracturesM of both legs and Lewis was badly cut and bruised. Elmira Star-Gazette October 11, 1945 Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 
VANDESANDE FUNERAL HELD Funeral services were held today in Rochester for Jack N. VANDESANDE, 36, 750 Falck St., who died after an automobile accident near Welland, Ont., last Wednesdday. The condition of the other two men injured in the same accident is reported improving. Frederick W. Bronson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wynn Bronson of 1322 Pratt St., is in fair condition at the Welland, Ontario, General Hospital with ankle, knee and wrist fractures and body cuts. Hospital attaches said both kneecaps were removed after the accident and Mr. Bronson will be hospitalized several weeks. Harris W. LEWIS, of Buffalo, a former Elmiran, received a shoulder fracture and will be released from the hospital in a few days. Elmira Star-Gazette Oct. 15, 1945. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <> 
(VANZILE) Mrs. Adah Van Zile, 35, of Elkland, died Monday at the Tioga County Home.$She is survived by her husband, George Van Zile and three children. The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m., at the Evans Funeral home; burial at Elkland.Submitted by Barb Conrad 
James Benjamin WATTS of 105 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, died Sat. night, March 18, 1950. He was a retired car inspector serving 45 years with the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was also a member of St. James Catholic church, Waverly. Survived by: daughters, Mrs. Helen McNamara, Waverly; Mrs. Frank Nigl, Sayre; Mrs. Harry Shay, Waverly; sons, Frank of South Waverly and Thomas of Waverly and 10 grandchildren. The body was taken to the Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA 
WHITTAKER, Nelson LeRoy, 78, died at his home on Canoe Camp creek March 23. As a young man he married Carrie Knowlton, who preceded him in death many years ago. To them were born seven children. On March 15, 1904, he married Mrs. Emma Cook and to them four children were born. Since four years ago Mrs. Whittaker has been an invalid and at present is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Strong. Mr. Whittaker is survived by his wife and eleven children, Ralph, Wayne, Claude, Lawrence, Roy, Mrs. Lillian Sessler, Mrs. Anna Fast, Mrs. Mildred Bailey, Mrs. Carrie Strong, Mrs. Grace Connelly, Miss Doris Whittaker, and a sister, Mrs. Celia Frasier, of Amboy, Wash.; a stepson, Earl Cook, of Oklahoma, and twelve grandchildren. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
WHITTAKER, Charles - Mrs. Helena Whittaker, who was visiting the first of the week in the R. T. Marvin home, received word Monday, February 20th, of the death in Buffalo of Charles Whittaker, aged 63 years. He was a conductor on the railroad and got hurt in the yards about ten weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, Ella Webb Whittaker, formerly of this place, three daughters, Mrs. Ida Boffey, Mrs. Inez Larkin, and Miss Dorothy, who is at home; two brothers, C. M. Whittaker, of Buffalo, and Frank, of Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. G. G. Webster, of Lambs Creek, and Mrs. W. J. McInroy, of Buffalo. Mrs. Helene Whittaker is a sister-in-law of Mr. Whittaker, and she left Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Webster for Buffalo. Elias Baity and Mr. and Mrs. William Cady, of Canoe Camp, also expect to go to Buffalo. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
Harry A. WISE The funeral of Harry A., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wise, of the town of Horseheads, was held at the home of Mrs. John Graves, 850 E. Church street, in this city, yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The Elmira Advertiser September 2, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <>