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Sullivan Township Scrapbook originally in possession of Oscar Sherman.

Things that I have noticed:
That the honey crop is a complete failure
That John Pitts makes a good Commissioner.
That pigs are scarce, though hogs are plenty.
That Alva Doud makes a first class supervisor.
That the people all worship one God and spell it gold.
That Mat. Knowlton will teach the Cleveland school.
That river water is good enough to reduce alcohol with.
That some folks in this place don’t like to work between meals.
That people who don’t own a cow keep from one to three dogs.
That this place has some fast horses, some on foot some when tied.
That there are more buildings being build this summer than for the past three years.
That marriages and deaths have taken hold of persons this year that they never did before.
That men will spend their last 50 cents to attend a circus and run a bill at the store the same day.
That some farmers will have to mow the weeds in their potato fields before digging, and wonder why farming doesn’t pay.

Elk Run Rumbles

An exchange says some people go to church to weep, others to sleep. Some go their wives to please, their conscience others go to ease. Some go to tell their woes, others go to show their clothes. Boys go the girls to squeeze, girls go the boys to tease—Many go for sage reflections; precious few to help collections.
EAST SULLIVAN ITEMS Mrs. Charley Beardslee was seriously hurt by being thrown over the bank on Bailey Hill while on her way to Troy with her son and family some days ago. They were in a democrat wagon and all went over except Mrs. Ed. Beardslee, who jumped with one child in her arms. The team, wagon and all, went down the bank. This accident happened on the very spot where Mrs. Joseph Card was thrown and killed three weeks ago. Mrs. Beardslee is some better at this writing but is yet in a critical condition.
JULIA ANN SMITH Julia Ann Smith, widow of Isaac Smith, of Sullivan died on Dec 24, in the 75th year of her age. The funeral took place at the house on Dec. 26, with interment at Gray’s Valley cemetery. Death came from a sudden breaking down, due to old age, she being confined to her bed but five days. As soon as her condition was realized Hobart Webster, of Elizabeth, NJ, whose home was with Mrs. Smith from infancy until a few years ago, was sent for. He came at once and stayed with her until the end. She was the last of her family, her husband having died two years ago, and her two daughters—Mrs. B. C. Smith and Mrs. O. O. Dodge—five years ago. During the past four years her son-in-law, O. O. Dodge, has been with her and ministered to her every want. Mrs. Smith was a woman of many noble, Christian virtues, and she will not only be missed by a large circle of friends, but by many a poor person who has been assisted by reason of her generosity. (handwritten on article 1902)
Mrs. A. S. Asley had the misfortune to fall down stairs and put her shoulder out of joint, besides receiving several cuts and bruises.
One of the boys who recently left Chickamanga for the new camp at Lexington, Ky., says the following was one of the songs in Camp Thomas: “Backward, turn backward, oh time, in your flight, feed me on grub again just for a night; I am so weary of sole-leather steak, petrified hardtack a sledge could not break, tomatoes and beans in a watery bath, salt-pork as strong as Goliath of Gath; weary of starving on what I can’t eat, chewing up rubber and calling it meat. Backward, turn backward, for weary I am, give me a whack at my grandmamma’s jam; let me drink milk that has never been skimmed, let me eat butter whose hair has been trimmed; let me have once more an old-fashioned pie, then I’ll be ready to go south and die.”
TELLS HOW IT HAPPENED. An Authoritative Statement of the Rutland Shooting Affair Mr. G. J. Morrell, of Rutland, the tragic death of whose son was noted in our last issue, sends us the following version of the sad affair: Freddie Furman and his cousin and bosom friend, Frankie Morrell, went hunting as was their custom on days when not in school. They returned from their sport about three o’clock to the Morrell boy’s home; had luncheon, got the consent of Mr. Morrell to take them to a concert given at Daggetts Mills that evening; they agreed to help each other with their chores. With this in view they went to the barn where the accident occurred. Freddie went to put his gun up when in someway the gun was discharged. Frankie says,"I am shot.” The boys went to the house together, Frankie walking unsupported, told his parents he was shot, but Freddie was not to blame. Freddie who was nearly crazed with grief was sent for Dr. O. S. Nye of Roseville who sent for Squires of Elmira and Voorhess, of Daggetts Mills, to 
MANSFIELD Special to the Star Gazette Mansfield, Aug 27. Mrs. Ada Smith and Mrs. Trins of Katkins is spending a week or two with Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Smith at their home in ?(unreadable)—
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Smith and little grandson Raymon F. Hodges spent the past week with friends at Elk Run. Elmer Updike gave his Elmira friends a delightful afternoon ride in his large touring car visiting the Smith Sanitarium thence to Roseville and Austinville. Dr. Smith’s Sanitarium is a magnificent large building standing on the Hillside overlooking surrounding country and containing about one hundred rooms which are well occupied.
Mr. Judson Squire died at his home after a short illness, Saturday, August 4, aged 86 years.
F. L. Wood of Elmira, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Wood last Sunday.
There will be a watermelon social at J. B. McConnell’s next Friday night, August 10th. Everyone invited.
Miss Nettie Wilson, of Mansfield, has been visiting friends here for a few days the past week.
Mr. Reuben Squire and A. M. Morrison are visiting friends in Elmira this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton have returned from a week’s visit to friends in Caton and Corning.
The steam whistle is heard in Bungy.
Reuben Squire is working for Andrew Squire.
Merritt Edgerton is working at Troy


(Warner) STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS The Trumansburg Sentinel prints the following particulars of the death and burial of the wife of Rev. F. M. Warner, formerly of the Mainesburg-Elk Run charges. At the temperance lecture in Jacksonville given by J. E. N. Backus last Tuesday evening, while singing, “Throw out the Life Line,” at the words “some one is sinking,” Mrs. Rev. F. M. Warner sank down, and soon friends found that she had been stricken with paralysis. She was removed to the parsonage where it was observed she was beyond recovery, never having gained consciousness, and passed over the river at 2:30 a.m. she leaves a husband and six children and a large circle of loving friends to mourn her loss. Sister Warner was an active member of the church, Epworth League and the W. C. T. U. where she will be greatly missed. The sympathy of this community is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral was held at the church Saturday at 10 a.m., Rev. J. E. Hermans, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mogg and Gee of Ithaca, Hughton and Boyd of Trumansburg., and Dr. E. M. Mills of Elmira. The remains were laid at rest in East Lawn Cemetery at Ithaca.,completely enveloped in very choice flowers. The pew of Mrs. Warner was beautifully draped in mourning with large Easter Lilies standing where she was always to be found on the Sabbath. Appropriate resolutions adopted by the Epworth League are also given.
(Webster) BROKE HER ARM Mrs. S. S. Webster broke her left arm last Thursday by falling upon an icy walk near the residence of Edw. H. Roy.
ASHLEY-WILSON In Wellsboro, Dec. 13, 1899 by Rev. N. L. Reynolds, Mr. Wells O. Ashley of Sullivan and Miss Mary Wilson of Mansfield, Pa.
AUSTIN business—first with Baldwin Parkhurst, then with H. E. Bartlett, and later with Recorder H. J. Ripley. Some three or four years ago he entered the employ of F. L. Landon, and later became a partner with him in what was called the Keystone View Company. About the first of September, while representing the company in Pennsboro, West Virginia, Mr. Austin was taken sick and returned to his home and family at Allentown. Instead of improving he grew steadily worse. Everything that loving friends could suggest or medical skill accomplish was done for him, but without avail, as the disease proved fatal Oct. 9th. The remains were brought to his old home at Mainesburg, in private conveyance, by his nephew, L. E. Austin, who went to see him about a week before his death. Mr. Austin was a faithful member of the M. E. Church and also an honored and respected member of Mainesburg Lodge, No. 757, I.O.O.F. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Elder Troxel officiating. The burial services were conducted by his brother Odd Fellows. Deceased leaves a widow, one child and four brothers—Luther and Jesse, of Mainesburg; Daniel of California, and Aaron of Colorado—besides many near and dear friends who sincerely mourn his loss. Mainesburg, Pa., Oct 14, 1893 (SRGP 05961) Mainesburg Cemetery
AUSTIN-SMITH WEDDING BELLS AT MAINESBURG Another commencement week wedding was that at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Austin, at Mainesburg, of their daughter, Miss Lettie Austin, and Mr. Louis N. Smith of Waverly, NY. The ceremony was impressively performed by the Rev. W. E. Shugg, on Wednesday evening, the 18th inst. In the presence of about thirty-five near relatives and friends. The house was beautifully decorated with laurel, ferns and roses. As Miss Grace Rumsey played the wedding march the bride and groom entered the room and stood on a rug of roses, presented by the bride’s pupils, beneath a bell of white roses suspended from an arch of laurel. The bride was gowned in white silk. The ceremony was brief, but impressive, the collation following was a very fine one, most daintily served. For their wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Smith went by way of Troy to New York and Boston. Returning they will enjoy a daylight trip up the Hudson. They will reside in Waverly, where it is the earnest hope of their host of friends they may enjoy a full measure of conjugal felicity and unstinted worldly prosperity. 
AUSTIN-WHITING —In Mansfield, Pa., December 2, 1902, Mr. Frank Austin of Richmond Township, Pa., and Miss Blanch Whiting of Mansfield.
AYERS (SRGP 07663) Removed to Oakwood Cemetery Page
BALLARD A death in Sullivan that carried a message of sadness to many hearts was that at an early hour Monday morning of James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Ballard, in the nineteenth year of his age. The deceased was a young man of sterling worth and unusual promise. He had been ill but ten days, of that justly dreaded disease pneumonia. The funeral is to be held today from his late home on the State Road. (SRGP 07089)
BURLEY Mr. George Barley, son of Wells Barley, died at the home of his parents a mile and half west of this boro, at 4:50 yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, after a week’s illness of pneumonia, following a run of the grip. He had been teaching at Germania, and attended the Potter County Institute, at Coudersport, week before last. Upon returning to Germania he complained of feeling so badly that he concluded to come on home, which he did, arriving here on Tuesday of last week, after a hard day’s journey. The following day found him suffering from a severe attack of pleuro-pneumonia, from which he died as above stated. Mr. Barley graduated from the Normal School in the class of 1891, and was much esteemed by his acquaintances. His bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their hour of crushing sorrow. The funeral ceremonies will be held at his late home, at 2 o’clock Thursday.
BEACH and who now, after more than 40 years of wedded life, mourns his death. He was converted to God in 1860, under the preaching of his father, and united at once with the Methodist church, walking in Christian fellowship with the same until the day of his death. He was an officer in the church for many years and by his wise counsel, faithfulness to duty and generosity was a great help to the church of God. His last illness was severe, the nature of his malady, cancer of the stomach, causing him untold suffering, yet it was borne with patience and Christian fortitude, his greatest anxiety being for the welfare of loved ones ministering to him. He talked calmly of the future, arranged all his earthly affairs, and attended to the details of his funeral, selecting the text for the sermon, the bearers, etc. His funeral was largely attended at the church of his choice on Tuesday afternoon, and was in charge of Rev. G. E. Hutchings and Rev. W. G. Hull, of Lyons, NY, the latter delivering the sermon from III Cor. 5:1, in accordance with the wish of the deceased. Excellent music was rendered, and many floral tributes attested the sympathy of loving friends. The body was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery to await the resurrection morning. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a true father, a widow and two sons, Newton M. and Colie J., and also three brothers, three sisters, and numerous relatives and friends.
BENSON-MOORE Pretty Home Wedding in Rutland Last Wednesday United in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents on Wednesday evening, Sept. 7th, 1898, Miss Cora Benson, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Benson, of Rutland, to George C. Moore son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Moore of Austinville, Pa. At 8 o’clock, as the wedding march was being played by Miss Erie Daggett, of Daggets, the bridal couple entered the parlor and were united beneath an arch of golden rod by Rev. Hyde, of Mainesburg, Pa. The bride was dressed in Castor Lansdown trimmed with lace, and carried a bouquet of roses. Miss Helen Benson and Burke Garrison, of Rutland, Pa., acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. The house was tastefully decorated with flowers. The presents were many and useful. There were about seventy five present consisting of friends and relatives from Austinville, Rutland, Daggetts and Patterson, NJ. At 8:30 a sumptuous repast was served to which all did ample justice. They will commence housekeeping on a farm near Austinville
BIXBY-McCONNELL . At the Oakwood Avenue M. E. Parsonage, Elmira Heights, NY Sept 13, 1899, by the Rev. C. E. Furgeson, Mr. Olen T. Bixby of Sylvania, and Miss Mae McConnell, of Sullivan.
BORDEN SUDDEN DEATH AT TIOGA Tioga, July 17. —Dr. Henry H. Borden died suddenly at his home here yesterday (Monday) afternoon, aged 76 years. Dr. Borden was on his way down town after dinner when he was attacked by heart disease. After sitting down on the sidewalk to rest for a few moments he resumed his walk. Upon arriving at his store he grew rapidly worse and lived but a few moments after being taken home. Dr. Borden was among the county’s best known physicians having practiced his profession in Tioga for nearly forty years. He enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. He had held various local offices, such as burgess, school director, and justice of the peace, and had repeatedly served upon the boro council. During the rebellion he acted as medical examiner of recruits. He is survived by a widow and four children: Harry Borden of Honeoye Falls, NY; Dr. Charles Borden of Marion, Ind.; Mrs. C. H. Wickham of Hornellsville and Mrs. I. F. Moore of New York City. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Thursday)afternoon at 2 o’clock.
BRACE Mrs. Susie Watkins, youngest daughter of Deacon N. E. Brace, died at her home in Richmond after a very brief illness, aged about 21 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. DeWoody, of Mansfield. Feb. 2d, 1890 she joined the Baptist church at Bailey Creek, in which she had been a faithful Sunday School scholar since childhood. She was organist for a number of years and will be greatly missed in the choir. Only two short months ago she was united in marriage to Mr. S. E. Watkins, whose home is once more desolate. A gloom has fallen over the hearts of a loving husband and a large circle of friends, and while “we long for the touch of a vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still,” we feel we have one more cord to bind us to heaven, one more dear one waiting to greet us on the other shore.
BRACE Norman Brace died Friday evening last at the home of his son, Edson Brace, at Painter Run, aged 75 years. Mr. Brace had been in feeble health for a number of years and steadily failing. His demise was therefore not unexpected. He is survived by four sons and a daughter—Edson, Charles,. Eugene, and Hilton Brace and Emma (Mrs. David Stone). The funeral was held on Sunday at Lawrence Corners, the Rev. Paul Smith officiating.
BRACE-COOK At Pine City, NY, Sept 28, 1898 by Rev. C. A. Stone, Mr. William N. Brace of Mansfield, Pa. and Miss Georgia Cook of Rutland, Pa.
BREWSTER Mr. O. T. Brewster died yesterday morning, Dec. 13, at 10:30, at his home in Sullivan, aged 78 years. Deceased had been ill for several months. He was a native of Connecticut. He was a member of the Elk Run M. E. Church and enjoyed the repsect of a large circle of acquaintances. His wife died several years ago. The surviving members of his immediate family are Mrs. S. G. Mudge, Mrs. Horace Hager and Leda, at home and Mr. Philo Brewster. The funeral is to be held on Thursday at 11 o’clock from the home. (SRGP 07089 Brewster Cemetery)
BRYANT Mr. Samuel V. Bryant, whose death from dropsy was briefly noted in last weeks Advertiser, was born in Orange County, NY, December 4, 1822. He came to this county when he was eight years old, and spent the greater part of his life in Covington Township. In 1892 he moved to Richmond Township, where he resided at the time of his demise. He was much interested in the work of the Grange which he joined in 1874. He was ever an upright citizen, honest in all his dealings. He married Maria Frost October 3, 1843. Of their six children—one son and five daughters—three are living. December 29, 1883, three years after the death of his first wife, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Jane M. Henderson of Richmond, who survives him. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Leon Reynolds.
BRYANT SRGP 05654 - Removed to Wood Cemetry Page
BURTON Leonard Burton, son of James R. Burton, of Richmond, was united in marriage July 3d with Miss Cora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanNocken of Rutland.
CARD Mr. Henry B. Card, the prominent Sullivan resident who has been steadily failing for a number of weeks, expired early last Friday morning at his home, aged about 82 years. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Beardsley and two sons, Mr. H. B. Card of Sullivan, and Mr. Charles Card of Sylvania. The funeral was held on Sunday; burial at Sylvania.
CLEVELAND DEATH OF M. S. CLEVELAND - Malon S. Cleveland died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1898, aged 57 years and 11 months. His wife died four years ago. They leave seven children, having buried two—Albert of Plainview, Nebraska, Mrs. Wallace Sherman, Mrs. Clarence Smith, Cora, Bird, Ray and Ralph. He was a brother of Harvey Cleveland, of Sullivan, Horace, of Bradford, McKean County and Salina Cleveland of Elk Run. He was a prosperous farmer, a member of the G.A.R. and has faithfully discharged the duties of various township offices. An upright man has gone. None speak of his character, but mention his virtues. He was kind and loving in his family and true to his friends, who are legion. Dearest father thou has left us, And the loss we deeply mourn;But ‘tis God who has bereaved us, Gone to meet our Mother.
COBB Mrs. Allen McConnell died last Sunday morning at her home on the Newtown road, aged 35 years, one month and six days. She had been ill two weeks. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cobb of Mill Creek, and a sister of Mrs. William West of Mill Creek,and Mrs. S. N. Woodard of Augusta, Montana. She had long been a member of the Methodist church of this boro, and enjoyed the cordial esteem of a large circle of acquaintances. Besides her husband, Mrs. McConnell leaves three daughters and three sons, the eldest 16 and the youngest 5 years old. The funeral services will be held today at 1 o’clock from the M. E. Church, the Rev. George E. Hutchings officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
COLBY J. W. COLBY After a lingering illness, Sunday morning, Feb 25th J. W. Colby, of Rutland, joined the great majority on the other side of the dark river. Mr. Colby was upright in matters of business, a kind father and an obliging neighbor—a man whose demise is regretted by a large circle of friends. He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters. The funeral was held yesterday from 11 o’clock from the house, and at 2 o’clock from the M. E. Church at Roseville
CONNELLY CONNELLY—In Sullivan, July 22, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Connelly, a son
CORNELL-HOLLY CORNELL-HOLLY—At the M. E. Parsonage in Mainesburg, July 3, 1894, by Rev. H. B. Troxell, Mr. Geo. M. Cornell of Austinville, Pa., and Miss Ella Holly of Mansfield.
CUNNINGHAM David Cunningham, formerly of Jackson but for the past twelve or fifteen years of this borough, died at his home on Academy Street early last Saturday morning, aged about 70 years. Deceased had been ailing for some time. The funeral was held on Sunday, the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. The remains were taken to Maple Ridge in Jackson for burial.
CURTIS KILLED AT TIADAGHTON Arthur Curtis, of This Boro, the Victim of a Fatal Railroad Accident Arthur Curtis, of this boro, has for several years at intervals when extra help was needed, been employed as a brakeman on the Fall Brook railroad, with headquarters at Corning. Last Friday evening at Tiadaghton, while his train was lying in a switch, he stepped out on the main track and was fatally injured by being struck and thrown against a nearby car by the locomotive of a passing express train. He had been cautioned to lookout for the train then due, but for some unaccountable reason did not get off the track in time. His skull was crushed and he was otherwise so badly injured that he lived only a few hours. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Curtis. Besides his parents and several brothers and sisters, he is survived by a widow and two young children. He was a jovial companionable young man of industrious habits whose sudden death was a great shock to his numerous friends and acquaintances. The remains wee brought to this boro on Saturday and the obsequies held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the M. E. Church, the Rev. E. Rosengrant, officiating.
DANN DEATH OF MR. J. B. DANN. - Mr. J. B. Dann died Thursday evening, Oct 16, 1898, at 7:30 o’clock, at his home in Elk Run, after a lingering illness of heart disease. Mr. Dann was one of ten children of Baxter and Caroline Dann. He was born dec. 13th, 1834. He was united in marriage April 4th, 1865, with Miss Susannah M. Davenport who survives him. He united with the M. E. Church true to every Christian obligation, a devoted husband and father, a kind neighbor, his death is sincerely mourned by all who knew him. Besides a wife he leaves three daughters and two sons, Mrs. F. L. Wood, of Elmira, Misses. Ella and Nettie, and Arthur J. and Harry E. at home. The funeral was largely attended from his late home on Sunday, the Rev. H. E. Hyde officiating. A male quartette composed of Messrs. George Robbins, Ed. Welch, C. B. Hulslander and Chas. Strange rendered appropriate selections for the occasion. The bearers were Messrs. Dr. Bradford, C. Hulslander, John Styers, Foster Garrison, H. C. Updyke and J. N. Tears. Interment in Gray’s Valley Cemetery. (SRGP 09497)
DANN  (SRGP 13468 Removed to Ames Hill Cemetery Page)
DECKER Mrs. Edgar Smith died suddenly last Saturday evening at 6 o’clock at her home on Pickle Hill, aged about 35 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Joseph Decker, of Mill Creek. She had been in poor health for some time. Death was due to a complication of diseases. She leaves besides her husband, four children, the youngest a babe of six months.
DeWITT DEATH OF MARY DeWITT Mary H. DeWitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. DeWitt died at her home Thursday morning, March 18, 1897, nineteen years. Mary came home on Friday,February 26 and was taken sick Sunday the 28th , while on her way to church. She was a member of the Senior class, S. N. S., and expected to graduate at the coming Commencement. Medical assistance was called at once, and all that skill and loving hands could do, was done to restore her to health. But the disease, spinal meningitis, would not release its grip, and after nearly three weeks of intense pain, and suffering, she peacefully passed to the eternal world. Besides a father and mother, and a half sister, she leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn, what seemed to them, her untimely death. Providence is hard to understand, and we are inclined to ask the question, Why? But God’s way is not our way or God’s plan our plan; but in every affliction He can give us grace to say, "Thy will be done". Mary was a young lady who was loved and respected by all who knew her, and the mourning friends have the sympathy of all who knew her. She was a daughter that appreciated all that parents could do for her, and improved all the advantages given her. She was a faithful and hard-working student, an affectionate, and dutiful daughter, and a sincere Christian. What is our loss is heaven’s gain. “No pain can break her quiet sleep, A blessed calm will ever keep Her silent breast. The peace of death lies on her heart, And for long suffering has no part In this deep rest. So still! No quivering nerve can stir, No nursing fever comes to her, Ah! This is best. This chill sweet sleep that comes at last, When many days and nights are past, This perfect rest. Yes, life is good, but death is peace; There weariness and suffering cease, And useless quest. Now she has nothing more to bear, Untouched by earthly pain or care, She is at rest.” The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Mainesburg, March 20, at 2 p.m., Rev. H. E. Hyde, her pastor, officiating, and was one of the largest ever held in the place. A large number of students from the Normal were present. The bearers were selected from her class. Dr. Albro spoke in very fitting terms of the high esteem in which she was held by her teachers and classmates. The floral offerings were beautiful. If any were to be especially mentioned, it would be the pillow presented by her class. She was laid at rest in the Mainesburg Cemetery, there to sleep until the resurrection morning.
DOUD DOUD—At Coudersport to Mr. and Mrs. William Doud, formerly of Mainesburg, a daughter.
EDGETON MARY E. ROBBINS MRS. Mary E. Robbins died suddenly at her home in Sullivan, Pa., July 23rd, 1894, aged 71 years and 7 months. Mrs. Robbins was the third child of David and Lois Edgeton, of Sullivan, and her entire life was spent in the neighborhood of her birthplace. She was married in the year 1842 to Dexter Robbins, who died Feb. 17, 1880, leaving the widow and four children to mourn his loss. Mrs. Robbins was a charter member of the East Sullivan Free Baptist Church. All who knew her respected and loved her as a true devoted christian. During the last lonely fourteen years of her life she devoted much energy and time to the work of the church. Her seat was seldom vacant at any of the church services. Her home was an open one for all ministers of the gospel and now that she is gone she will be missed by many. But we rejoice that although no longer here to gladden our hearts with her presence she has gone to a better and brighter country. A number of relatives including two sons and two daughters are left to mourn the loss of one whose memory will ever be dear to them. May the God of their mother and friend be their comforter. Funeral services were held at her late home on Saturday, July 28th by Rev. Charles Bloom pastor of the East Sullivan Free Baptist Church assisted by Rev. Troxel and attended by a large number of friends and relatives.
ELLIOTT The funeral of Mrs. Mary Elliott Maine occurs today from the home of her parents on Sherwood Street. Mrs. Maine’s death occurred about 5 o’clock Monday morning, five days after suffering a stroke of partial paralysis, accompanied by almost total unconsciousness. She leaves to mourn her untimely demise a husband and four young children, two of whom, twin boys, are but two weeks old. Her parents, five sisters and three brothers also survive her. The heart of the community goes out in unstinted sympathy to the bereaved family, especially the little children, whose loss is irreparable.
GARDNER SRGP 09429 Removed to Ames Hill Cemetery Page
GARRISON Mr. George E. Garrison, aged 39, died at his home on Bailey Creek, Rutland Township, on the 24th ultimo, after a long illness. His wife and two children, Louise, aged 10, and Roland, aged 15, survive him besides his stepmother, Mrs. Foster Garrison of Mansfield, and three brothers, Herman of Austinsville; Harry of Rutland and Burke, of Rochester, N. Y. Rev. Mr. Remer of Roseville, officiated at the funeral, the remains being taken to Jobs Corners for burial. Mr. Garrison was a fine young man and his untimely death is widely mourned.
GARRISON Foster Garrison, who moved to this boro from Elk Run on March 1st, last, died yesterday morning at his home in South Main Street, after a long illness. He was about 69 years old and was a Civil War veteran. His widow and four sons survive. A prayer service will be held at the house on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, and the remains taken to the church at Jobs Corners, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
GARRISON-BENSON At Pine City, NY, Sept 27 1898, by Rev. C. A. Stone, Mr. Burke E. Garrison, of Elk Run, and Miss Helen M. Benson of Rutland, Pa.
GOTT-MUDGE The marriage is published of Miss Allie M. Gott of Rutland, and Mr. Frank W. Mudge of Mansfield, Pa. The knot was tied by the Rev. Dr. Mills, and was witnessed by a few friends of the contracting parties.
HALL-AUSTIN At Lindley, NY, October 21, 1900, by Rev. L. F. Mullhollett, Mr. Jay N. Hall of Mansfield, Pa., and Miss Ida B. Austin of Sullivan, Pa.
HILFIGER Married, March 10th, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hilfiger, of Sullivan, Pa., Mr. Frank Hagar, of Sylvania to Miss Christina Hilfiger, of Sullivan. Congratulations, Frankie, and may the same never grow less.
HOLLY (SRGP 00199) removed to Wood Cemetery ObituaryPage
HORTON SUDDEN DEATH - Mr. Harvey Horton, {Hervey Horton - Hovey Horton } Obit moved to Prospect Cemetry obituary page.
HORTON,S POISON KILLED TWO Mrs. Stephen Horton of Rutland, Poisons Herself and Husband with Rat Poison. The very sudden death of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Horton, of Rutland, has cast a gloom over that locality. Last Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Horton were taken very suddenly with vomiting. A doctor was summoned but was unable to do anything for his patients, and Mr. Horton lingered until Friday morning at 10 o’clock, when he died. Mrs. Horton lived until Monday and passed peacefully away. Mr. Horton was 63 years old, and Mrs. Horton was about 55 years. Old. The funeral of the husband was held on Sunday and Mrs. Horton will be buried today. Three daughters survive them, namely, Mrs. Wilmot Baker of Rutland, Mrs. Preston of Austinville, and Mrs., Rose Mason of Wellsboro. The case was such a perplexing one to the doctor in attendance he deemed it best to hold an inquest and notified Coroner Hazelett, who is at this writing, looking into the matter. LATER.—As Coroner Hazlett passed through town the following additional facts were obtained: That Stephen Horton was poisoned by his wife with “Rough on Rats,: that she had taken a little herself but not in sufficient quantity to cause death, and in order to subdue the pain, had taken an overdose of some other poison, with fatal effect; that Mrs. Horton had shown symptoms of insanity for the past three years, avowing that she did not want to live where they did, and at one time set fire to the house; that she asked the attending doctor while she was sick, if she could not take mustard water, eggs, etc. such as would naturally counteract poison, showing conclusively she knew what had been done. After the testimony of the neighbors and the Drs. Nye was in, the jury rendered a verdict in accordance, which was substantially that death was caused by poison administered by the wife during on of her insane spells.
Mansfield Advertiser, Dec. 26, 1935 [written on clipping but probably should be 1934] [From the Gray-Haven Family Scrapbook]
State Road Items
ROSE - Daniel Rose was buried here Saturday. He was brought up and lived many years on the farm of his father, Enos Rose, but has been an invalid for some time and at the time of his death was with his niece, Mrs. Leola Frickle. He had many friends here. - Gray scrapbook
ROSE - We were also shocked to hear of the death from pneumonia of another former State Road resident, Gray Rose of Mansfield. The sympathy of our community goes out to the relatives, especially his father and mother. - Gray scrapbook
On account of the prevalence of measles we had no evening Christmas exercises but a very impressive Christmas lesson by our pastor at the usual church hour Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. Lafy Wilkins are spending the Christmas season with Mrs. Wilkins' parents at Manchester, Vermont.
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Westcott are spending the Christmas vacation with friends here. We were glad to see them at church.
Edson Strange is with his parents for the Christmas vacation.
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Sweeney are spending a week visiting friends in Troy and other places.
Enoch Austin received news of the death of his brother, Joel Austin's wife, last week.
Family Christmas trees and dinners are numerous in our vicinity.
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 12/06/98
By Joyce M. Tice