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Newspaper Clippings & Obituaries for Tioga, Bradford, Chemung Counties

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Tri County Clippings- Page Ninety Nine
Millerton Area Clippings obtained from Gertrude CRUM Strunk

Typed for Tri-Counties by Barbara COMSTOCK Coy


In circumstances that have yet to be solved by investigators, James Thornton Card, 26, of Sylvania, received knife wounds that resulted in his death Saturday in a Paterson, N.J. hospital. Mrs. Marie S. Card, his widow, told police that Card went to New York from Sylvania Friday in connection with an egg marketing project. He had intended to leave for home Friday night. Mrs. Card was advised of the stabbing and left at once with Charles Stanton, of Sylvania, reaching the hospital a short time before her husband died.

According to an Associated Press dispatched, Card stopped in Paterson on his way to New York and was accompanied to the metropolis by Frank Miller, son of the Rev. Franklin J. Miller, who said he left Card Friday at 9:30 p.m. Card, Miller said, was preparing to return home at once by train. Early Saturday, Charles Rosellit, of 1106 East 19th Street, was attracted by a banging on his rear door. He opened the door and, police said, was assaulted by Card. Harry Roselli, 27, told authorities he came down stairs and found his father in the yard, being pummeled by Card. He said that he jumped into the fray with a club and that Card fled. Ralph Cioffin, of 1110 East 19th Street and George L. Francis of 1118 East 19th Street, also reported that Card kicked at their doors. They joined in chasing and said that Card escaped by leaping on the running board of an automobile.

Later, police found a witness who identified Card as having been in a fight with a man at East 19th Street and 23rd Avenue. Card was found unconscious in the gutter at that corner. In addition to bruises, he suffered stab wounds of the abdomen and leg. Card’s only statement, police declared, was that he wanted to get in the houses to get warm. No arrests have been made. Card was a graduate of Troy High School and for several years was the star on the school’s basketball team. He has had no regular employment lately and has been doing odd jobs and trying his hand at various line. For a time he lived in Troy, but recently went back to Sylvania. He was 26 years old. Besides his widow, Mrs. Marie S. Card, survivors are his mother, Mrs. Florence B. Card, of Sylvania, and a son, William Kenneth, three years old. The body was brought to Troy by the local firm of Soper and Mosher. The funeral was conducted at the home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. A. G. Cameron. Interment will be in the Sylvania Cemetery. Mrs. Card, who was Marie Stanton, of Troy, is well known in Mansfield. She attended the State Teachers College, from which she graduated in 1925. Card was well known here. (handwritten on article Jan 14, 1933) 

 William H. Hakes, formerly of Valois, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gerard Messmer in Rochester Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 1938. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Messmer, Mrs. Alford Lydon, Rochester; Mrs. Merrideth Boyce, Interlaken, and Mrs. Linn Wager, Watkins Glen. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Wager, 225 S. Jackson St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hector Union Cemetery. 

By Edgar Guest

Now when it comes to happiness I find that I can be

Forgetful of my many cares in gracious company.

I do not need a dervish dance away the gloom,

Nor do I want a loutish crew to crowd my living room.

I’ll gather all the joy I crave until my journey ends

From neighboring with kindly folk and visiting with friends.

I like my share of honest fun, of laughter and of song,

But I won’t guzzle pleasure’s cup when it is brewed too strong,

I need no thrills of madness to relieve my weight of care.

I can forget my troubles in some friend’s easy chair.

And I can have a happy time in a sane and simple way

Without inviting sorrow and remorse to mar my way.

Old Webster says that pleasure is a happy state of mind,

And there are countless pathways here for man that state to find.

I need no wild excitement to drive wearying care away,

Despite the scornful critics and the things they often say,

There’s much that makes for happiness upon this troubled earth

In good old-fashioned decency and good old-fashioned mirth.

Copyright 1933 


The voices grow bitter and loud.

The charges with malice are framed

And fashioned to stir up the crowd.

By both sides perfection is claimed

The radio carries the word.

The speeches the newspapers quote.

And the people will only be heard

The day when they turn out to vote.

Since this is the way that we do,

And ours is the land of the free,

As soon as the voting is through

The quarrels forgotten will be.

To dispute with each other our right

Under freedom we’re pledged to maintain

And no tyrant, whatever his might,

Can sever our people in twain

Copyright 1948 

 Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Stone recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at Jobs Corners, Pa. Relatives and friends gathered to honor them at dinner. The couple received many gifts. Mr. Stone is a life-long farmer at Pumpkin Hill, near Rutland, Pa. His wife is the former Miss Edith Cook of Rutland. They are parents of four children: Lyman Stone of Jackson Summit, Pa.; Milton Stone, 312 Soper St. Elmira; Mrs. Walter Smith of Lawrence Corners, Rutland Township and Mrs. Perry Gaige of Mansfield, Pa. 

Age 80, of Elmira, N.Y., Monday January 14, 1985. No visitation. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 am at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., with the Rev. Garry Zuber. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by brother-in-law Manley Rumsey of RD#2 Millerton, Pa.; nephews Winston Rumsey of RD, Mainesburg, Pa., Robert Nichols of Minneapolis, MN; niece Mrs. Norma DePew of Auburn, NY; several grandnephews and grandnieces. 


Age 74, of Tampa, FL, Friday, March 14, 1986. She is survived by husband John of Tampa FL; sons John and Donald both of Tampa, William of Georgia, Richard of California; daughter Marilyn Kline of Chicago, IL; brother Phil of Arizona; sister Helen of Orlando, FL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Tops. 


Mr. and Mrs. Clayton H. Oldroyd of Austinville announce the engagement of their daughter Priscilla L. Jackson to Howard Franklin Six, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Six of Lawrenceville. The bride-elect graduated from Troy High School. She is employed by New York State College at Mansfield. Her fiance attended Williamson Junior and Senior High School and was engaged in farming and painting. The couple plans to marry May 24. (handwritten on article 1985) 


The Mansfield High School Band won first place in Class C High Schools at the State Band Contest in Johnstown Saturday. The names of the members follow, some of them being students of the Junior High; Kenneth Brace, George Wilson, James Justin, Robert Alger, Stacy Coles, William Brown, Hugh Cady, Arland Cooke, Rexford Cooke, Fred Hagar, John Harkness, Winthrop Johns, Merrill Lent, Frank Simmons, John Owen, William Knowlton, Budd Clark, Jr., Morgan Rose, Robert Johns, Richard Smith, William Straughn, Walter Doud, Robert Straughn, Charles Curtis, Byron Clark, William Neal, Glenn Tanner, Milton Brace. Professors Willard Ackley, Warren Miller, John Myers and Fred Ringrose accompanied the band, which was directed by Mr. Ringrose.

Among the former Mansfield students at the contest were Leigh Hill, Ulna Goodall, C. Porter Huntington and Damon Holton, all graduates of the Mansfield State Teachers College. Mr. Huntington is Supervisor of Music at the Garfield High School; Mr. Holton at the Cochran High School; Mr. Goodall at the John Harris High School, at Harrisburg and Mr. Hill is attending a Band School at Ithaca, N.Y. Messrs. Huntington and Holton were prominent in the contest arrangements. 


Arland B. Cooke and Miss Dorothy F. Brown, both of Troy, were married yesterday morning, June 12, 1940, at 10 o’clock in the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. Paul M. Brown. They were unattended. The bride was very attractive in navy and white. She had a corsage of red roses. The groom, a druggist in the Carpenter & Pierce Co. store, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cooke, Mansfield, and the bride is a daughter of Leon Brown, Troy Township. She has been a teacher in the Martha Lloyd School for some time and is very popular among her friends. After a trip through the New England States, Mr. and Mrs. Cooke will reside in their newly furnished home, the William Weigester property, Center Street. Both bride and groom have the best wishes of a host of friends in the Troy community. 


If you believe the groundhog legend, you’ll probably also believe the one about St. Swithin’s Day—and who know but what there may be something to it?

No one know how the legend got started, or who started it, but it is known that St. Swithin was a pious British monk who was raised to become Bishop of Winchester. However, whether he started to whole thing, or whether it was started by his press agent, or whether it all began after his time, is not known, but the weather bureau says it’s just a cock-and-bull story, anyhow. Its significance is set forth in the following Old English rhyme:

"St Swithin’s Day if thou dost rain,

For 40 days it will remain;

St. Swithin’s day if you be fair,

For 40 days, ‘twill rain na mair…"

The origin of this verse, like the origin of the legend, is lost in the midst of history. St. Swithin died about the year 861 and his body was removed on July 15, 971, to the church at Winchester, England, of which he was patron saint. Ever since July 15 as been observed as the Feast of St. Swithin’s, or St. Swithun’s, if you prefer.

So if it rains on Friday, July 15—act accordingly! 


Age 93 formerly of 618 Lewis St., Elmira, NY., Tuesday, March 28, 1989. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 11 am. Rev. Larry Appenzellar, officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by her grand nephew, Jack Myers, Jr. of Elmira, NY; and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Armstrong and is the daughter of the late Anna and Eugene (Frenchmen) Berthod. She was also predeceased by her brothers Eugene, Marius, Ray and Paul Berthod, and was predeceased by her sisters, Hortense, Margaret, Agnes and Mary Berthod. 


Age 95, of 1209 Bancroft Road, Elmira, formerly of Jobs Corners, Pa., Sunday, January 17, 1988 at her home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 pm. Funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours, Wednesday evening. The Rev. Frederick Turner officiating. Interment Hill Crest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa. She is survived by nieces, Margaret Weis of Rochester, Betty Gerard of Elmira, Jean Whittle of Garden City, NY, Helen Wozniak of Gray, Pa.; nephew William Finch of Sacramento, CA; sister-in-law Florence Finch of Meadeville, Pa.; step-daughters, Marjorie LaSeur of Horseheads, Marguerite Crippen of Deland FL;long time friend, Dorothy Baun of Cleveland, Oh;Bertha was preceded in death by her husbands, Dave C. Pope and James G. Holton. 


Age 91, of 233 W. 14th St., Elmira Heights, NY, Sunday, March 29, 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2 pm., Rev. Larry Appenzelar officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Stone was predeceased by his wife, Lucy Smith Stone in 1972. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Dorothy of Elmira Heights, NY, Kenneth and Violet of Fort Worth, TX; daughter and son-in-law Velma and Rockey Menechella of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Maurice Carl Stone of Ector, TX, Lt. Col Fred Stone (retired) of Everett, WA,Allan Stone of Tampa, FL, Kenneth Craig Stone of Elmira, NY, John Marshall Stone of Fort Worth, TX, James Menechella and Susan Menechella Weston both of Elmira, NY; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother Lyman Stone; sister Nora Smith both of Millerton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Stone was retired from Remington Rand. 

Mrs. Frances Rosa died in Rochester Tuesday evening at 9 o’clock. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Rosa and two daughters, Laura and Lillie. The remains will be brought to Horseheads, where the funeral will be held at the Methodist Church today at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. E. J. Yerdon will officiate. Interment in the Vary Cemetery. 

Chicago, Boston and New York,

Who hold men’s greater fields,

You lure away good friends to stay,

To reap your larger yields.

Last night Chicago took a friend.

Next month New York many call.

On some pretext may Boston next

Of friendship rob us all

I never like to say "Farewell!"

I’d rather say "Hello!"

Friends tried and true, are, oh, so few,

It hurts to have one go.

But when some city far away

A man to lead must choose,

A call ‘twill send unto a friend

I can’t afford to lose.

Chicago, Boston or New York,

I shudder when I hear

With larger pay you’ve lured away

A friend of many a year.

Your fame is fair, your friends are vast,

But still resentful, I

Again repeat ‘tis sad to meet

To bid a friend goodby.

By Edgar Guest

Copyright 1947 

 Carole L. Belknap of Tioga and C. Haines Scureman of Mansfield were married at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 1984 at the First Baptist Church, Main St., Mansfield.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Carleton of Tioga and the bridegroom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scureman. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiated at the double ring ceremony. The organist was Florence Borkey of Mansfield. All floral arrangements were created by Mrs. Beverly Merritt of Lawrenceville. The matron of honor was the sister of the bride, Mrs. Sherry Pardoe of Tioga. The best man was Eugene Drinkwine of Blossburg. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride in Tioga. The bride is employed as manager of the Garrett Miller Center in Millerton, Pa. The bridegroom is self-employed and owns the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. A pre-martial party was given by Mr. and Mrs. David Case of RD, Mansfield and catered by Mark’s Brother’s Restaurant, Mansfield. 

Thomas Grant Harris, age 76, of RD#2 , Mansfield (Roseville), died on Monday, June 15, 1987, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. He was an active member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. He was a fifty-year member and past Master of the Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, Mansfield, fifty-year member and past High Priest of Qebulum Chapter #296 R.A.M., a member of the Coudersport Consistory. He was active in Roseville community affairs and enjoyed entertaining family and friends with his piano playing. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Harriet Louise Palmer Harris; children, Linda Jo and George Baker of Anchor Point, AK, Ann Marie and Philip Clark of Roseville, Mary Alene and Roger York of Roseville, Jean Ellen and Steve Coburn of Spokane, Wa., almost daughter Gretchen and Reginald Westlake of Millerton; sister, Elizabeth H. Smith of Deerfield Beach, Fl.; grandsons, Thomas, Robert, Eric, and Shawn Baker, Timothy, Martin and Thomas Clark, Travis York; granddaughters, Colleen Baker, Jeanne Tice, Janelle Davis, Jennie and Marie York, and four great-grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours as the entire family will receive friends at the family home in Roseville on Sunday, June 28, from 5 till 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 29, 1987, at 11 a.m. at the Roseville United Methodist Church with the Rev. M. Edwin Green III officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or the memorial fund of the Roseville United Methodist Church. 


Age 81, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa., Tuesday November 25, 1986. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, troy, Friday, 1 to 2 pm. Funeral there Friday at 2 pm with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to The Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. There will be an Eastern Star Service, Friday, at 1:30 pm at the funeral home. 


William Edwin Bair, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, has been elected to the University’s Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha. Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, recognizes outstanding medical students for their scholarship, character and professional promise. Election to AOA is the highest honor a medical student may receive. A 1979 Wellsboro High School graduate and 1983 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., Bair is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bair of West Avenue, Wellsboro. (handwritten on article 1986) 


Mr. and Mrs. Russell Welch of Mansfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Marlene to Shawn David Forrest, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Forrest of Mansfield. The bride-elect graduated from Mansfield High School in 1985 and attends Mansfield University. She is employed by McDonald’s, Mansfield. Her fiance graduated from Mansfield High School in 1982 and Mansfield University in 198? (can’t read). He is employed by Forrest Carpet and Furniture, Mansfield. The couple plans to marry July 18. (handwritten on article 1987) 


The marriage of Lisa Charlene Cook and John Paul Sweeney took place May 30, in the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, Pine City. The Rev. Robert Searle officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cook of Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Nancy Sweeney of Scranton, Pa. Sharon Dudley of Richmond, Va. Was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Barbara Gugino of Elmira, Marnie Lavigne of Batavia and Karen Fenicchia of Rochester. Flower girls were Kristina Mair and Rebecca Moir both of Moscow, Pa. Serving as best man was Dr. Peter Nallin of Scranton. Ushers were Anthony Rossi of Pittston , Pa. John Madzin of Scranton, Lt. Michael Rosato of Rochester and Dr. Robert Giombetti of Jessup, Pa. The reception was held at The Guthrie Inn. The bride graduated from The University of Rochester School of Nursing in 1984. She is employed by Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. The bridegroom graduated from The University of Rochester in 1984. He is employed by The Signal Finance Corp., Rochester. The couple lives in Rochester, after returning from a trip to the Caribbean. (handwritten on article 1987) 


Jane Hart of Mansfield RD 1 announces the engagement of her daughter, Lucinda Williams, to Joseph Carreon III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Patton of Columbia Cross Roads, RD. The bride-elect graduated from Mansfield High School and received an associate’s degree in specialized business from the Williamsport (Pa.) School of Commerce. She is a secretary for Headwaters Farm Credit, Wellsboro. Her fiance graduated from West Morris High School, Chester, N.J., and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Mansfield University. He is employed by Troy Community Hospital, as director of respiratory therapy. The couple plans to marry April 4. (handwritten on article – announced marriage Jan 25, 1987) 

 The following are completing their course at Meeker’s and certificates of graduation will be presented to them this week: Gerald Hook, Corning, N.Y., Secretarial Course; Irving Houghtaling, Elmira, N.Y., Junior Accounting; Sheffield Cooke, Mansfield, Pa., Junior Accounting; Ambrose J. Isban, Blossburg, Pa., Junior Accounting. 

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Rex Cook of Port Allegheny, Pa., on Sunday, November 2, 1947 at the Port Allegheny Hospital. He has been named Frederick Otis. 


Age 70 of Millerton, Pa., RD 2 Thursday, July 21, 1983. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., Saturday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Edwin Green, Pastor of Roseville United Church officiating. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, Pa. Survived by wife, Clara Guy Brown; two sons Wilbur L. of Gillett, James F. of Middlebury Center,Pa. RD 2; one daughter Mrs. Bruce (Patricia) Davis of Hollywood, Fla; two brothers, Thomas of Millerton, RD1 and John of Corning , N.Y. two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Donna) Enderle of Elkland, Pa., Mrs. Gilbert (Kathryn) Furman of Silver Springs, Fla; 7 grandchildren. He was a retired iron worker, born June 10, 1913in Rutland Township, the son of Fayette and Carrie Sweeley Brown. 


Of 551 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY, Monday, July 13, 1987, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home , 1050 Penna. Ave., Thursday, 2 to 4 pm, with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours, 4 pm., the Rev. Robert Edmunds officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Muriel Johnson of Elmira, Marian Giroux of Elmira; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; brother Drexel Holton of Millerton, Pa. She was a member of the North Presbyterian Church. 


Of 5015 SW Lobelia Ct., Dunnellon, FL, Sunday, December 11, 1988, at the Ocala Florida Hospital, formerly of Mansfield, Pa. She is survived by husband, Ralph Watkins of Dunnellon; mother, Ingeborg Bailey of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield; brother Carl Bailey of RD 2, Mansfield; daughter Beverly Saxon of Elmira, NY; sons Robert of Baloxi, MS and Gary of Phoenix, AZ; 10 step-children; several grandchildren; great grandchildren and step grandchildren. She was born September 4, 1912 in Mansfield to John and Ingeborg Robertson Bailey and lived in the Mansfield area most of her life. A Memorial Service will be held at Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, Rev. James Dawes, officiating. 


To the Editor:

We promised to make everyone aware of the outcome of our "Garden of Grief" Well, the New York State Department of Labor has been witholding half of Art’s unemployment checks till they recover $684 for raising our own garden. Now we would like to thank everyone for their letters, phone calls, radio, T.V., and press releases and prayers that helped sustain us through this trying time. We wish you all "Happy Holidays" and an especially good, health and prosperous "New Year." God Bless you all,

Art and Fonda Vanderpoel
RD 2 Box 254
Pine City (handwritten on article Dec. 25, 1986)


Leon C. Pratt, 79, of RD#2, Mansfield died Monday, Aug. 1, 1988, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born May 17, 1909, at Bradford, he was the son of John N. and Mary Benson Pratt. He had been a self-employed mason. Surviving are his wife, the former Zelia Stone; a son James A. of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Hawthorn of Brookville; a sister Mrs. Hazel Ronk of Elmira, N.Y.; five grandsons; one granddaughter, and four great great grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Funeral and committal services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Mansfield Ambulance Association or the Mansfield Public Library. Arranges were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. 


Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Crippen of St. James Place, Mansfield, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Jean, to Jon Mark Cady, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cady of Townview Drive, Mansfield. The bride-elect graduated from Mansfield High School last June, and is currently working on a mathematics degree at Mansfield University. Her finance is a 1982 graduate of Mansfield High School, and is currently a senior at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Elmira, N.Y. Wedding plans are incomplete. 


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kennedy of RD 2, Mansfield celebrated their 50th anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 3, 1985. They have four children, Mrs. Shirley Rice of Tryon, N.C., Mrs. Phyllis Chamberlain of Mainesburg, William Kennedy of Millport, N.Y. and Mrs. Charlotte Smith of Roseville. The couple also has eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They celebrated their anniversary with a small family gathering including their children and grandchildren. 


Age 65, of Dry Run Rd., Pine city, NY, Monday, November 24, 1986. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Av., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, with funeral and committal services there, Saturday at 11 am. The Rev. Donald Hoff and the Rev. Fred Turner will officiate. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. It was Florilla’s request that there be no flowers (due to her allergies). She requests contributions to the Webbs Mills United Methodist Church or the charity of ones choice. Survived by husband, of 40 years, Meyrewin (Mert) Shaw; daughters, Jeanie Gleason and Debbie Compton of Elmira, N.Y.; son, Elton L. Shaw of Pine City, NY; 3 grandsons; 1 granddaughter, sister, Sylvene Pratt of Millerton, Pa.; brother Barrett Aldrich of Millerton, Pa. A member of Webb Mills United Methodist Church and a Gold Card member.


The funeral of Orson E. Walter of Jobs Corners was held at 413 Baty Street this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. C. G. McConnell officiated. 


Tioga—A surprise party, honoring the birthday of Mrs. Harriet Hatfield, was held at her home Thursday evening. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Prugh, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Goodrich, Mr. and Mrs. Merl A. Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert T. Owen, Mr. and Mrs. George Corwin, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Swain, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fye, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie L. Niles, Mrs. Max George, Mrs. Ethel Webster, Raymond R. Hatfield, Jack Leslie, Charles Buckbee, Miss Jean Thornton, Mrs. Bertha Engler and Mrs. Hatfield. The evening was pleasantly spent in cards. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Jack Thornton, Ray Fye and Raymond Hatfield. Refreshments were served, and a purse was presented to Mrs. Hatfield. 

 Mrs. Mate Watkins. The body will remain at the home until Friday morning when it will be removed to the Soper and Mosher funeral home at Troy where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Mary Lyon. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. (handwritten on article Dec. 22, 1932) 
 Miss Sylveen V. Nye, 75, died at her home in the Town of Reading Sunday night, Aug. 16, 1936, following an extended illness. For 30 years, until 1931, she had been employed in the Buffalo office of the New York Life Insurance Company. She retired in 1931. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lizziebelle Storch of Indianapolis, In., and three brothers, former Judge Olin T. Nye of Watkins Glen, Attorney Bertram W. Nye of New York City and Dr. John H. Nye of Cromwell, Ind. The funeral will be conducted at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Wayland L. Beers of the Reading Community Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Watkins Glen. 

Jasper—Mrs. Lucy A. Shrader, 87, died Sunday morning at the family home here. Survivors include a brother, Jerome Eighmey, Jasper, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a niece, Mrs. John D. Lain, 513 West Fourth Street, Elmira. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira (handwritten on article Mar. 4, 1934) 

 Stephen Edgar Bump, 82, of Mudlick Rd., near Sagetown, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 1938. A highly respected farmer, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jesse Stewart, and two grandsons, Earl and Wilbur Stewart at home; two brothers, Charles Bump of Cabin Creek, W. Va., and Thomas Bump of California; two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Lovell of Elmira and Mrs. William Herrick of Athens, Pa., also several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Webb Mills M. E. Church. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Gardner will officiate. Burial will be Woodlawn Cemetery. 


Charles B. Garrison of 415 Balsam Street died this morning at 11 o’clock after a few days’ illness of appendicitis, aged sixty-three years. Mr. Garrison had been an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company many years and was highly respected. He also was a former member of the Elmira City Board of Aldermen. He was a member of the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church;Union Lodge, F. & A. M., Elmira Chapter, R.A.M.; Southern Tier Council, R. & S.M., and Cashmere Grotto, M.O.V.P.E.R. Mr. Garrison is survived by his widow, a brother, J. B. Garrison of Canandaigua; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Stillwell of Sioux Falls, S.D., Mrs. S. F. Hogaboom of Elmira. The remains repose in the Wilson undertaking rooms and the funeral will be announced later. (handwritten on article Oct. 26, 1925) 


Mrs. Julia A. Updyke died this morning at 5 o’clock at the home of her son, Colin B. Updyke on West Hill Street, aged seventy-two years. Se is survived by the following sons: Colin of Elmira; Foster on the Lowman Road; Walter of Friendship and Elmer of Mainesburg, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Helen Richmond of Friendship; two brothers, John Clark of Elmira and Colin Clark of Wellsboro, Pa.; two half brothers Frank Clark of Elmira and Herman Clark of Mansfield, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Lanternman of Elmira and Mrs. Dell Kiley of Covington, Pa.; two half sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Hager of Mansfield, Pa.; and Mrs. Stella Crawford of Elmira Heights. The funeral will be held at Woodlawn Chapel Saturday at 3:30 p.m. the remains will be placed in the Woodlawn receiving vault and in the spring will be removed to Roseville, Pa. for burial. (handwritten on article Feb. 5, 1925) 

 Dute R. Lott, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1936, at the family home at Van Etten. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Bellas and Mrs. Ethel Cooper of Binghamton; several grandchildren. Mr. Lott was a member of Mount Lebanon Lodge, 775, F&AM, of VanEtten. The body is in the Arnold funeral home at Van Etten. Funeral in the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Fred Lott of Johnson City and the Rev. John R. Gates of Van Etten will officiate. Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, with a Masonic committal service. 

Daggett—Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Scofield, 78, died at her home here late Tuesday night. Surviving are her husband, Louis Henry Scofield; a son, Roy L. Scofield of Daggett and a brother, E. L. Burton of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Emil A. Premru of Webbs Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Daggett Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1934) 


Mrs. Anna Belle Smith of 656 Columbia Street died unexpectedly Tuesday at 11:50 p.m. at the family home. The Rev. Myron J. Smith, husband of the decedent, is the assistant pastor of the Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, in which work he was ably assisted by Mrs. Smith. The Rev. Mr. Smith left the city Tuesday for Auburn to attend the annual sessions of the Central New York Conference.

Their daughter, Miss Anna R. Smith supervisor of the Elmira Visiting Nurse Association, had been in attendance at a meeting in the Hedding Church Tuesday night and upon her return to the family home she found her mother very ill. Miss Smith administered remedies and summoned a physician, but death resulted of an acute dilatation of the heart, in a short time.

Mrs. Smith was born in Broome County in 1869 and was married to Myron J. Smith about 1892. They resided in Binghamton and in 1895 removed to Elmira, where the Rev. Mr. Smith was the assistant secretary to the late H. A. Leese, in the Lackawanna Y.M.C.A. The family has resided in Elmira continuously since 1895.

Mr. and Mrs.Smith were evangelistic singers of ability and for several years were engaged as traveling evangelists. For many years they were identified with the former Gospel Wagon Trio in open air work over the city. Mr. Smith was a woman of a sunny disposition and clear Christian character, who was an enthusiast and practical in her Christian work. She was highly respected by many friends.

The decedent is survived by her husband, the Rev. Myron J. Smith; the daughter Miss Anna R. Smith; her mother, Mrs. Alice Stalker of Binghamton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Powers of New York City; Mrs. Jennie Lasher of Rochester, a brother William Stalker of Binghamton.

The funeral will be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept. 29, 1925) 


Joseph Vickers died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y., May 25th, 1925. He was born in Durham County, England, August 24, 1841, the son of Samuel and Margaret Postle Vickers. With his parents, he came to America in March, 1853, settling at Morris Run, Pa. Later they moved to Eagleton, Clinton County, Pa., where they resided seven years. They then purchased a farm at Maple Ridge, Pa., where he helped clear the land and make a home.

On November 19, 1871, he was married to Miss Emma Van Wey. They lived on his farm at Jackson Summit, Pa., until her death July 11, 1887. He then rented the farm and found occupation elsewhere.

On Aug 11, 1890, he married Mrs. Emily M. Benson. They lived in Mansfield and vicinity many years, moving from here to Elmira, N.Y.About two years ago they purchased the present home at Seeley Creek, New York.

He is survived by his widow and four sisters; Miss Margaret Vickers, Millerton, Pa. R.D.1; Mrs. O. E. Hayward, Mansfield; Mrs. J. E. Sedinger, Millerton; Mrs. Charles Love, Canandaigua, N.Y.; also several nephews and nieces. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.

The funeral was held from the home at Seeley Creek, N.Y., Thursday, May 28, 1925, Rev. Frederick Baker of Titusville, Pa., officiating; interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery. 


Carey L. Burgess, aged 63, of Elmira, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence H. Foster of 91 Lafayette Avenue, Geneva, Sunday at 12:45 p.m. He was visiting his daughter when stricken. Besides Mrs. Foster, he is survived by one son, Merritt B. Burgess of Chicago; a brother, Elmer Burgess, of Wilkes-Barre, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Osgood and Mrs. Dora Parsels, both of Elmira. The remains repose in the Harrington funeral home where the funeral will be held Wednesday, the hour to be announced later. 


Louis L. Daggett, Jr., 52, a prominent business man of Daggett, Pa., died unexpectedly at the family home Wednesday at 3 p.m. for more than 25 years Mr. Daggett had been associated with his father in the management of the general store at Daggett and also for several years was in charge of the GLF at Seeley Creek. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Merle and Martin; his father, Louis L. Daggett, Sr.; four sisters, Mrs. Philip Wilson of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Ray Ayres of Elmira, Mrs. Grover Sheive of Rochester and Mrs. Wayne Webster of Montrose, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Delbert Wilson of Oswego will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. R. L. Smith. Burial will be in the Daggett Cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec. 11, 1935) 


Columbia Cross Roads—Henry Boughton, 79, one of this section’s most prominent men, died at his home near here Friday.

Mr. Boughton was treasurer of the Citizens’ Telephone Company of Mansfield, a leader in the Troy Grange and active in Trojan Lodge, F.& AM.

The funeral under Masonic auspices, will be conducted at the home Monday at 1:30 p.m., with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. Leonard Basford, of the Troy Methodist Church and the Rev. A. G. Cameron, of the Sylvania Presbyterian will officiate.

Mr. Boughton is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bessie DeVoe, at home; three nephews, Warren DeVoe and Wilbur Jenkins of Elmira, and Benjamin Jenkins of Northern New York State, and two nieces, Mrs. Frank Weeks of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Harry Allen of Pine City. (handwritten on article 1933) 


Mrs. Arvilla Elliott died Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the family home at Austinville, Pa., aged seventy-two years. She is survived by two sons, Claude of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Clifford Elliott of Elmira; two brothers, George Ridge of Elmira and John Ridge of Wellsboro, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Gillispie of Buffalo and Mrs. Amelia Elliott of Buffalo. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday noon at 12 o’clock. The Rev. Seymour Barrett and the Rev. Orie Crippen will officiate. Burial in the Covington Cemetery. 

 Henry M. Avery of 420 Broadway, died Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 1938. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Avery; three daughters, Mrs. Priscilla Campbell of Corning; the Misses Patricia and Lucille S. at home; a son Henry, Jr. at home; the mother, Mrs. Maggie R. Avery and a brother William Avery, both of Seeley Creek. The body is in the Wilson funeral home and late Monday will be removed to the family home where friends may call. Wednesday morning the body will be returned to the Wilson funeral home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Russell S. Brown. Gillett, Pa. Cemetery. 
 Mrs. Fannie Merrick, 86, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Potter, Middlebury Center, Pa. Other children surviving are her daughters, Mrs. K. D. Mitchell of 504 Lake St., Elmira; Mrs. Kathryn Ferris, of Little Marsh, Pa. and a son, Otis Merrick of Middlebury Center, Pa., several grand and great grandchildren. A prayer service will be held in the daughters home at Middlebury Center Sunday at 1:15 p.m. Services in the Methodist Church at Keeneyville, Pa. at 2 p.m. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. 

Supreme Court Justice James P. Hill has given a decision in favor of Mrs. Frances Hilfiger in an action brought by the defendant’s husband, Roe Hilfiger, for annullment of marriage.

The couple, who reside in this city, were married 12 years ago, although the action to annul the marriage was begun in August, 1925, Mr. Hilfiger in requesting annullment of marriage based his contention that Mrs. Hilfiger was physically incapable of entering marriage state. He was represented by Attorney H. D. Wilcox and the case was tried before Justice Hill at the recent term of supreme court.

Following the trial Justice Hill reserved decision and briefs were submitted by attorneys on each side. Monday Justice Hill gave his decision in favor of Mrs. Hilfiger, denied the motion of the annullment and held that the proceedings should have been instigated within a certain period which long had elapsed. He held that the statute limits the time for such an action and that the period was forfeited some years ago. Mrs. Hilfiger was represented by Attorney Michael O’Connor. (handwritten on article Feb. 9, 1921) 


Adam Rarrick, 77, the father of Mrs. H. C. Coreyell and Mrs. James Fitzpatrick of Elmira, died Saturday at the family home in South Corning, after an extended illness. Mr. Rarrick was born in Richmond, Pa., August 5, 1852, Mr. Rarrick lived in that place several years and moved to Osceola, Pa., from which town he moved to South Corning in 1902. Mr. Rarrick’s occupation was truck farming. Mr. Rarrick was a member of the Free Methodist Church and served as the pastor of the First Methodist Church at Osceola, Pa., when he was a resident of that town. He is survived by his widow, six children, John Rarrick and Mrs. Harry Furney, of Corning, Mrs. Harry Coryell and Mrs. James Fitzpatrick of Elmira, Mrs. Harold Devoll of Rochester and Mrs. Earl Ash of Pittsburgh, Pa., a grandson, Wilbur Mosher, whom he raised from infancy, nine other grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral and burial was held Monday afternoon. (handwritten on article Sept. 28, 1929)


Age 76, 333 Morrowfield Ave., Elmira, N.Y. Sunday, November 23, 1986 following an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna Ave., Monday evening 7 to 9 pm., with funeral and committal services there, Tuesday, at 2 pm. The Rev. Melanie Cole officiating, Interment Windfall Cemetery. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roy Goodwin, and a beloved mother of Leroy and Jean Goodwin of Troy, Pa., Robert and Darlene Goodwin of Charleston, SC, Betty and John Wills of Pine City, NY and Vaneda and Larry Rustak of Elmira, NY,Virginia and Henry Milward of Johnson City, NY, Lula and Daniel Shaw of Norfolk, VI, Connie Goodwin of Hartford, CT., 16 grandchildren 23 great grandchildren, sister, Juanita Fuller of Canton, Pa.; brother Seth Havens of Datona Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews. Carlotta was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, Carlotta and Roy celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on November 6, 1986. 


Of RD #2 Millerton, Pa. (Mosherville), Friday, August 29, 1986. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday 2 to 4 pm, and Monday 2 to 4 pm with funeral and committal services there Monday at 4 pm, the Rev. William Walker officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would greatly appreciate contributions to the Mosherville Bible Church or the Big Elm Volunteer Fire Dept. of Daggett, Pa., in Elsie’s memory. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Norman Sweet of Elmira NY, Julia and Harold Holton of Gillett, Pa; son and daughter-in-law Harold and Dorothy Shepard of Freeville, NY; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Grace Brewer of Mosherville, Pa.; 2 nieces, Berdena Strong of Mosherville, Pa. and Frances Smith of Seeley Creek. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis W. Shepard in 1944, and her son, Charles Shepard on March 30 (rest of article is missing.) 


The marriage of Susan Marie Burke and Mark Jay Palmer took place Friday, Oct. 10, in St. Joseph’s Church, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. The Rev. William Kohli officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Burke of Holbrook, N.Y. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Palmer of Mosherville. Beatrice Kreitzman of Lake Ronkonkoma was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lori Ann Amodeo of Selden, N.Y., and Peggy Jones of Miller Place, N.Y. Serving as best man was Thomas Palmer of Mosherville. Ushers were Marvin McCloud of Amityville, N.Y., and Thomas Chirillo of Hauppauge, N.Y. The reception was held at Felice’s, Patchogue, N.Y.

The bride graduated from Sachem High School, Lake Ronkonkoma and the State University College at Plattsburgh. The bride is employed by the Air Force’s Contract Management Division, Albuquerque, N.M. The bridegroom graduated from Troy High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He is employed by the Air Force’s Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The couple lives in Dayton, Ohio, after returning from a trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. (handwritten on article 1986) 


Age 83, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Saturday, January 5, 1985 at home. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Tuesday 2 pm at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist church. Troy Eastern Star will hold a Memorial Service at the Vickery Funeral Home Monday at 8 pm. Survived by son and daughter-in-law Wendall and Jo Judson of Columbia Cross Roads; daughter and son-in-law Ellen and Joseph Foust of Granville Summit, Pa; brother and sister-in-law Herman and Winifred Tears of RD Columbia Cross Roads, pa.; sister-in-law Nellie Tears of Mansfield, Pa.; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a 60-year member of Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, member of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club, member of Troy Eastern Star Maxwell Chapter #233. She was associated with Judson’s Feed Business in Columbia Cross Road for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband James W. Judson December 2, 1972. 


Age 3 of Millerton, Pa., Saturday July 12, 1986. Friends are invited to pay their respects at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Tuesday, from 1 to 3 pm. Funeral services there at 3 pm. Interment Alder Run Cemetery. Survived by parents, Richard and Bonnie Roy Barber of Millerton; brother Zacrie; sister Dana, both at home; maternal grandmother, Shirley Divel of Gillett, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Naomi Barber of Millerton, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 


Age 87, of Sylvania, Pa., Wednesday, February 4, 1987. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral will be Friday at 2 pm at the funeral home, the Rev. Jo Serchak officiating. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Concetta Heib of RD l3, Millerton, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Catherine Heib of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren, Linda Manley of Gillett, Pa. Jan VanGorden of Horseheads, NY, Mary York of Germany, J. Michael Heib of Aspen, CO and Painted Post, NY, Martin J. Heib of Burlington, VT and Daniel P. Heib of Victor, NY; 7 great grandchildren;several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by son John E. Heib and brothers Archie Shaw and Oscar Shaw. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. She was a buyer for Iszard’s Department Store for 25 years. 


Of 911 W. Clinton Street, Thursday, August 28, 1986. No prior calling hours. A Memorial Service, will be held in First Presbyterian Church, at a time to be announced. The family will provide their own flowers. Contributions may be made to Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital or Southern Tier Hospicare. Arrangements by Smith-Fudge-Marshall funeral home, 1058 W. Church St. Survived by wife, Mrs. Katheryn H. Bush of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Julia Youngman of Prescott, AZ, Mrs. Pamela Grandin of Poolsville, MD; brother Stuart W. Bush of Kenmore NY; twin grandsons Adam and Drew Grandin; 1 niece; several nephews and cousins. Dr. Bush was a former staff member of Arnot-Ogden Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Member of Chemung County Medical Assoc.; American Medical Assoc; Fellow of American College of Surgeons; Diplomat of American Board of Surgeons; He was a General and Thoracic surgeon in private practice, at 408 W. Church St., prior to retiring. Member of First Presbyterian Church. 


Age 51, of 207 W. Miller St., Thursday, September 11, 1986. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna Ave. Sunday 2 to 4 pm, with funeral and committal services at 4 pm. The Rev. John Bedzyk officiating. Survived by husband, Otto B. Church; children Scott Church of Elmira; Douglas Church of Elmira, Valerie Nash of Elmira, Donna Church of Hialeah, FL; father Maynard Alexander of Daggett, Pa. 


In Memory of Gary Warner

Who was killed 10 years ago today in a construction accident in Candor, N.Y. 2 days after his twenty-fifth birthday.

January 14, 1950 to

January 16, 1975

Dedicated to Gary Warner

Death came unexpectedly

To this peaceful, quiet town;

It seem so senseless and unjustified,

It got everybody’s spirits down.

It took a prized possession

The life of a wonderful young man

A kind, considerate, helpful person

Who would always give you a hand.

He was a big brother to most of us kids,

And a good friend to one and all;

Mothers hoped for kids that good,

In their hearts he stood that tall

So to you God we ask one question

And that is simply, Why?

Did someone that was as nice as him

Have to be chosen by you to die

We know that he went straight to heaven,

On this we all are sure;

God, we want to be proud of him

Because, dear God, we were,

It doesn’t seem fair to take him away

Because people like him are few,

But Gary, I guess this world wasn’t meant

For anyone as wonderful as you


From a very good friend, in behalf of your mother and dad, brothers, and sisters, and many friends and relatives. We miss you greatly. (handwritten on article Jan. 16, 1985) 

 The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Barbara Flanigan to Donald Evans has been announced. Miss Flanigan is the daughter of Stephen H. Flanigan of 668 Columbia St. and the late Mrs. Mary Flanigan. Mr. Evans is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Max Evans of 606 Pine St., Horseheads. Miss Flanigan attended Mansfield and Elmira schools and is employed at Sheehan’s. Mr. Evans attended Horseheads schools and served in the U. S. Navy; he is employed by the Evans Contracting Co. The marriage will take place Aug. ?(unreadable) at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Rectory. 

Mansfield—Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Ada Ann Crippen, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Orey Crippen of Rutland, to Richard DeGeus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeGeus of Rutland. Miss Crippen is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and is employed in the office of Dr. Robert S. Sanford of Mansfield.

Mr. DeGeus, also a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School is a student of Mansfield State Teachers College. Wedding plans are incomplete. 


Age 24, of RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Saturday, October 25, 1986, as a result of a automobile accident in NC. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there, Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Survived by daughter, Zenan Al-Shahrani of RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; parents Merle and Beverly Watson of RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads; brother and sister-in-law Gavin and Karen Watson of RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads, sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Diane) Boone of Oceanside, CA, Carmel Watson at home;paternal grandparents, Ivan and Ruth Watson of RD3, Columbia Cross Roads; maternal grandmother Margerite Crippen of Deland, FL; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was a 1979 graduate of Troy High School and a 1983 graduate of Belmont College in Nashville, TN, with BS degrees in Political Science and International Relations. She was presently with the US Marines, stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC. 


Nancy Bair, 17, daughter of Dr. Robert and Grace Bair of West Ave., Wellsboro, has been named the Wellsboro Business and Professional Women’s Club Girl-of-the Month for November. Enrolled in the academic curriculum at Wellsboro Area High School, Miss Bair is active on the cross country and track teams. She participated in the Model United Nations program, Scholarship Challenge, and is a member of the National Honor Society, chorus, and band. As a band member, she was named to District band.

Her out-of-school pursuits include: balled which has involved 13 years of study at the York School of Dance, playing the piano and enjoying the outdoors. Nancy is also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, where she has been actively involved in the music program. (handwritten on article June 1984) 


The marriage of Darla Craig Davies and Neil Moore took place Saturday, July 2, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira. The Rev. Paul McCabe and Deacon George Welch officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Craig of Gillett. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs.Dorothy Moore of Coudersport, and the late Howard Moore. Miss JoAnn Davies of Wellsburg was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Moore and Leslie Moore, both of Elmira. Serving as best man was Greg Moore of Elmira. Jeffrey Moore of Seattle, Wash., ushered. The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, in Gillett. The bride is employed by Marine Midland Bank. The bridegroom is employed by the Elmira City School District. The couple is living at 215 Main St ., Wellsburg. 


It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like fall around here. Monday afternoon Baptist tapes from the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro was presented to the residents.On Tuesday evening a candlelight dinner was held for our Resident of the Month, Clifford Crumm. Cliff was joined by his wife and daughter, and enjoyed a delicious meal served by the Dietary Department. Wednesday afternoon a wine, cheese, and crackers party was held for the residents in the activity room. On Wednesday evening an art class was held, with the participants helping to make Halloween decorations. Thursday afternoon a few of the residents enjoyed a ride in the country and on Thursday evening the residents were entertained by the musical talents of Ray Corse. Friday is one of our regular bingo days with Eleanor Kinner being our top winner of the day. Saturday morning started out with our daily coffee break in the activity room. In the afternoon the movie "Funny Girl" was shown followed by a bingo game. Bids are being accepted at Broad Acres for a regulation size pool table. Contact the activities department if you are interested. We reserve the right to reject any or all bids. (handwritten on article Sept. 25, 1984) 


Celia E. Stone, 74, of RD 2 Mansfield, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 1984, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in Tioga Township on Nov. 20, 1909, she was a daughter of Emmett and Gertrude Barber Cummings. Mrs. Stone was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tioga. Surviving are her husband, Joseph H. Stone of RD 2 Mansfield; one son, Vernon L. of Tioga; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Robbins of Dundee, N.Y. and Mrs. Francis Fish of Pine City, N.Y.;eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. this Friday Sept. 14. At Lawrence Corner Cemetery, Rutland Township, with the Rev. Joseph Miles officiating.Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. 


Age 52, RD #1, Millerton, Pa on Monday August 20, 1984 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm with funeral services there on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Officiating Rev. William Shepard, interment Forest Lawn Memorial park. Those wishing may make contributions to West Jackson Baptist Church in Madeline’s memory. Survived by husband Barrett J. Aldrich; sons and daughter-in-law, James and Roxy Aldrich of Millerton, Pa. and Lyleton Erway of Millerton, Pa. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse and Louise Harris of Sayre, Pa., Robert and Peggy Harris of Millerton, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemarie and Gordon Williams of Sarasota, FL, Phyllis and Bert Smith of Millerton, Pa.; grandchildren Kristie and Jimmy Aldrich; several nieces and nephews, also great nieces and nephews. 


Mrs. Bernice W. Carlson, 81, of 10 Meadow St., Tioga and 2323 Doud Street, Sarasota, Fla, died Tuesday July 17, 1984 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born August 2, 1902, in Rutland Township, she was the daughter of Frank and Edith Hatfield Williams. Her husband Frank E. Carlson, died July 16, 1983.

She was associated with her husband in the former Carlson Buick dealership in Tioga, retiring in 1963 after 45 years in the business. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Chapter 160, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tioga. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don Lugg of Knoxville, and a brother, Kenneth Williams of Mansfield and Sarasota, Fla. Calling hours were Wednesday, July 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Scureman’s funeral Home in Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday , July 19 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Revs. Paul P. Green of Knoxville and Wallace F. Wilson, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga. 


Mrs. Jimmee-Lu Kice of Port St., Lucie, Florida, formerly of Middlebury Center announces the engagement of her daughter Miss Kathleen Kice to William F. Yoder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Yoder of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Roseville. The bride-elect graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1979. She is employed by Loving Care Child Center, Ft. Pierce, Florida. Her fiance graduated from Mansfield High School in 1975. He is employed by Ranger Construction, West Palm Beach, Florida. The couple plans to marry September 3, 1983. 


Age 71, of RD 2, Millerton, Pa., Sunday, December 29, 1985 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Friends may call at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Calvin Jones officiating. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury, Pa. Survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbur and Patricia Brown of Gillett, Pa and James and Michele Brown of Middlebury Center, Pa.; 1 daughter and son-in-law Bruce and Patricia Davis of Hollywood, FL; 1 sister Wayda Marcy of Elkland, Pa.; 7 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was born July 14, 1914 in Blossburg, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Isabell Ames Guy. 


The marriage of Priscilla Louise Jackson and Howard Franklin Six took place Saturday, May 24, 1986, in Lindley Community Church, Lindley, N.Y. The Revs. Stewart Wade and Robert Bruffey officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton H. Oldroyd of Austinville, Pa. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Six of Lawrenceville, Pa. Alice M. Truffa of Aberdeen, Md. Was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Sandra Baldwin of Lawrenceville, Betty Six and Marian Russell all of Lawrenceville; Elsie Gilkinson of Painted Post; and Porter Titlow of Nelson, Pa.

Flower girl was Melany Grabowski and ring bearer was Kiplan Baldwin both of Lawrenceville. Serving as best man was Skip Lowe of Gang Mills. Ushers were Gary Wilson, Eric Packard and Randy Heffner, all of Lawrenceville, Barthel Truffa of Aberdeen, Md.; and Richard Gilkinson of Painted Post. The reception was held at the Lindley Community Church social rooms and Spencer’s Restaurant, Lawrenceville.

The bride graduated from Troy High School, Troy and National Training Service, Inc. Greenwich, Conn. She is employed as a switchboard operator and campus police secretary at Mansfield University. The bridegroom graduated from Williamson Junior-Senior High School, Lawrenceville. He is employed by Spencer’s Restaurant, Lawrenceville. The couple lives in Lindley, after returning from a trip to Buttermilk Falls and a boat cruise of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen. 


Age 96, of 213 Lakeview Dr., Sanford, FL, Friday, June 6, 1986, at his home. He was born February 18, 1890 in Morris Run, Pa and moved to Sanford from Troy, Pa in 1983. He was a retired farmer. Survived by sisters, Hazel Toothaker, Mary Rusin, Lillian Chamberlain and Ruby Tanner all of Deland, FL and Phyllis Hauser of Spring Mills, Pa.; sons Harry G. Butcher, Jr. of Granville Center, Pa., Raymond of Sanford, FL, Harold and William of Deland, FL and Robert of Millerton, Pa. 


Mansfield—Miss Erman Tickner of Williamsport, daughter of Harry Tickner of Mansfield, and George W. McCormick, son of Mrs. Emma McCormick of Watsontown, Pa., were married Saturday noon, Nov. 13, 1948, at the First Baptist Church, Williamsport. The Rev. Ward Gage performed the single ring ceremony. Mrs. Jane Reeser, sister of the bridegroom, was soloist and was accompanied by J. Leo Hess, organist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an informal ensemble of ice blue and carried a white Bible graced with gardenias and blue streamers. Miss R. Margaret Hoover of Williamsport, maid-of-honor was attired in a street-length dress of cathay pink with brown accessories. Her corsage was yellow roses. John Lehman of Watsontown was best man and John McCormick brother of the bridegroom, ushered.

A reception for 30 guests was held at The Lucille in Williamsport, after which the couple left for Niagara Falls. For traveling the bride chose a black gabardine suit with matching accessories and corsage of red rosebuds. Mrs. McCormick is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and attended Elmira Business Institute. 


Miss Ann Marie Barden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Barden of S. Main St., Mansfield, became the bride of John Joseph Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller of Wyalusing, Pa., May 29, 1949 in the Methodist Church. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Floyd E. Guiles. Maid of honor was Miss Margaret Jean Barden, sister of the bride, and best man was the bridegroom’s brother, Capt. Frank Miller of Denver, Colo. Ushers were Kenneth Reinhart and Charles Smith of Wyalusing; Lindy Keeler, Elizabethtown, Pa. and Carlton Cook, Rome, Pa. The bride is a junior at Mansfield State Teachers College. Mr. Miller will graduate from the college in January. 

 Mr. and Mrs. Lester Copp, married Nov. 3, 1951, at Rutland. Mrs. Copp is the former Miss Mazie Paris of Rutland. 

The children and grandchildren of Warren and Harriet Smith of Jobs Corners request friends and relatives to attend the Smith’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration. The gathering is planned at the Mosherville Elementary School on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 2 p. m. to 5 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married on Nov. 21, 1940 at the Daggett Methodist Church. 


By Madelyn E. Marshall

Jobs Corners, Pa.—An 88-year-old Jobs Corners woman celebrated her birthday by splitting wood for half an hour. This is not just an annual occurrence, however, Mrs. Martha Frost, who resides at the Corners with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Weltha Frost, 80, keeps the kitchen range supplied with wood. The widowed sisters-in-law are well known throughout the locality where they take an active interest in their church and Grange. Every Sunday finds them in their pew at the Daggett Methodist Church where they are among the staunchest supporters. They are a familiar sight at the annual Conferences of the Methodist Church, having served as lay delegates to the Central New York Conference for over 25 years. Mrs. Frost was born in 1866 in Sussex County, New Jersey. When she was nine years of age the family moved to Bradford County, Pa. where, at 19, she met and married George Frost. For 44 years "Matt" and her husband worked their farm just outside Roseville, Pa. Shoulder to shoulder they tilled their fields and did their chores. Ill health caused them to sell their farm in 1929 and move to Jobs Corners to the home of Mr. Frost’s brother, J. M. Frost. George Frost died there in 1932, followed three years later by his brother. Ever since that time the two widows have lived together in a portion of the house, now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Grinnell. The two women do all their own housework, including the baking of bread twice a week. "Matt" Frost credits her good health to "not eating too much" She rises early each morning, eats half a slice of bread with which she takes her daily dose of medicine, and gets to work at her chores. She drinks neither coffee nor tea and eats very few sweets. 


Teresa Marie Busia, daughter of John and Iva Jean Busia, of Millerton and Thomas James Kurtz were untied in marriage on Saturday, June 8th, 1985 at 12:30 p.m. at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church at Millerton. The Rev. Max Furman performed the ceremony. Parents of the groom are Mrs. Jacqueline C. Kurtz, of Williamsport and Jack L. Kurtz also of Williamsport. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother’s wedding gown. The princess style gown of antique ivory brocade featured a fitted waist. Rose point lace outlined the sweetheart neckline and long sleeves. The princess skirt ended in a cathedral train. A veil of imported illusion fell from a bonnet tiara bordered with tiny orange blossoms. She carried a grapevine basket filled with silk flowers of white orchids, white miniature orchids, white, pastel pink, and dark pink roses, white lilies, and baby’s breath. Miss Irene Busia, of Hunter, N.Y., a sister of the bride served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were another sisters, Miss Kathleen Busia of Millerton; and Suzanne M. Kurtz of Williamsport, sister of the groom. The honor attendant wore a pastel blue gown with short sleeves. The open weave lace bodice created a lace capelet effect. She carried a grapevine basket filled with silk flowers of pink and white tiger lilies, white, light pink and deep pink roses, baby’s breath and light and dark pink miniature orchids. The bridesmaids wore gowns similar in style to that of the honor attendant except for the colors. Miss Busia wore pastel pink and Miss Kurtz wore suede rose. They also carried grapevine baskets with arrangements of silk flower like that of the honor attendant. Serving as best man for the groom was his brother, Michael S. Kurtz, of San Francisco, California. Ushers were Jeff Long of Kulpmont, Pa., and Russell Laird of Williamsport. Following the ceremony a reception prepared by the church Women’s Society was held at the Jackson Center Methodist Church. The couple then left for a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Virginia. The bride is a graduate of Williamson High School and the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at the Williamsport Hospital. The groom is a graduate of South Williamsport High School at Williamsport and Edinboro State University. He is employed by Tandy Corporation at Williamsport as a Marketing Representative.The couple will make their home in Williamsport. 


Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Eighmey of Millerton RD2 will mark their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house, at the Roseville United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 1, 2-4 p.m. Eighmey and the former Helen Terwillinger were married June 20, 1934.

The couple has two children; Kenneth and Patricia Brewer, both of Millerton. There are four grandchildren. Eighmey is retired from farming and Smith’s Asphalt Paving. Mrs. Eighmey is retired from the North Penn Telephone Co., as an operator. (handwritten on article 1984) 


Blossburg—Edson Baity, 47, of Covington was instantly killed Wednesday morning when a tractor he was driving overturned on him. Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland, Tioga County coroner, declared his death accidental. Baity, a farmer, died of a broken neck and a crushed chest at 11:45 a.m. Baity was hauling gravel from the farm of William Wilcos. He had left a load of the gravel at his farm when the accident occurred. Wilmot Purvis, the only witness to the accident, said he thought the gears of the tractor slipped, causing Baity to lose control of the vehicle. 


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stone of Mansfield, RD, are proud of their faithful mare, Lady, 36 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Stone, both 76, operate their 152-acre farm alone and Lady does her share of the farm work. They also own another farm of 110 acres that is let on shares. 


Roseville—Miss Donna L. Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Benson, Roseville, and Roswell Doughty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theresa Doughty, Mansfield, were married Nov. 10 at the bride’s home. The Rev. Orey Crippen performed the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Mrs. Venita Husted was her sister’s attendant. The bride wore a tan gabardine suit with a corsage of gardenias. Mrs. Husted was attired in a gray gabardine suit with a corsage of carnations and pompons. Douglas Dart, Mansfield, was best man. The wedding march was played by Miss Esther Benson. A reception followed the ceremony. 


Memorial services were held this morning for Mrs. Sadie Levinson Finesilver, Mansfield business woman, who died Wednesday. Funeral and burial will be in New York City Sunday. 


Age 82, of Millerton, RD #1, Pa., Wednesday, June 5, 1985. Private Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, the Rev. William Barnes officiating. Those wishing may make contributions to the Daggett and Millerton Fire Departments or the charity of their choice. Survived by wife of 64 years, Gladys (Williams) Sheive; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Dorothy Sheive of Millerton, Shirley and Marilyn Sheive of Kissimmee, FL; 3 grandsons; 3 granddaughters; 6 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother and sister-in-law Floyd and Bertha. Lloyd was an area farmer and a 25-years employee of American LaFrance. 


Age 72, of 220 Tioga Avenue, Corning, N.Y., Tuesday, October 24, 1989 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Vanbuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St., and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, N.Y., Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gilbert C. Mitchell officiating, interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Liver Foundation c/o Dan Shapiro, P. O. Box 154, Hamlin, N.Y. 14464 in Mrs. Colby’s memory. She is survived by a dear friend, Nicholas Martelli of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; daughters and son-in-law Beverly and Robert Hurd of Westfield, Pa., Shirley Y. Deacon of Wellsburg, N.Y. 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Leon Hall of Jackson Summit, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Colby was born March 4, 1917 in Mansfield, Pa., the daughter of Benjamin and Cora Clark Hall. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald F. Colby. She was a retired employee of the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. 


Of Messiah Village, 100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, Pa. died Monday at Holy Spirit Hospital. He was an owner and operator of an area motel. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown, a graduate of Mansfield High School and Beckley College. He did graduate work at Cornell University. He was the former president and a board member of the PA Motel Association. He was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F & AM, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Hill Longwell; 1 daughter Sylvia Miller of Wormleysburg. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. A viewing will be held on Friday 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rolling Green Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Assoc. 


Age 62, of 903 Dalrymple Ave., Pine City, Thursday, October 15 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Saturday at 10 a.m., the Rev. George Brasser officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would appreciate contributions to the charity of your choice in Sam’s memory. Survived by wife of 39 years, Jeanette Brock Criss; children, Randy Sam and Linda Criss of Redding, Pa., Rocky Eugene and Debra Criss of Pine City; granddaughters, Katherine Criss and Michelle Criss; sisters and brothers, Bessie Baker of Mosherville, Pa., Augusta and Carl Bennett of Elmira Calvin and Martha Criss of Ithaca, N.Y., Marjorie and John McCallum of Pine City, Norma and Bob Phillips of Pine City, Frank and Teddie Criss of Floyds Knobs, IN, Ona and Leonard Smith of Syracuse, N.Y., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Sam was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, retired teacher from Elmira City School District and a Councilman for over 20 years. 


Age 89, of RD 1, Millerton, Pa (Maple Ridge) Friday, January 31, 1986 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal service there, Monday at 1 p.m., interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. Survived by sister, Miss Bessie Spencer; cousins, Arlene Spencer of Elmira, Earl Spencer of Dallas, TX, Ernest Spencer of Honolulu, HI, Archie Lane of Florida, James Lane of Jackson Summit, Pa., Mrs. Elizabeth Woodbury of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Leona Baker of CA Mrs Edson Sheive of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Bernal Eighmey of Millerton, RD. He was a lifetime Millerton farmer and member of the Holsteins Assoc. and the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. 

 Mrs. Myrtle Farmer (Brown) Merrill

Age 70, of Zephyr Hills, FL, formerly of Pine City, N.Y., Friday , March 28, 1986. Private Funeral services will be held in Zephyr Hills, FL. Survived by daughters, Barbara Curran of Chicago, IL, Donna Rae Merrill of Tampa, FL; son Robert Farmer of Millerton, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy LaComb and Margaret Jordan, both of Zephyr Hills, FL, Delma Gerdus of Binghamton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. 


Troy –Badon H. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Brown, Mansfield, has left for New York City to ender the National Bible Institute for a five year theological course.

He is a graduate of Mansfield High School, Class of ’48. Since that time he has been painting in Mansfield and Troy. He is the great-grandson of Mrs. Maud Nash of Troy. 


Genevieve (Jane) B. Garrison, 81, wife of Merle F. Garrison of RD 1 Mansfield, died Friday, Sept. 13, 1985 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mrs. Garrison and her husband observed their 61st wedding anniversary in August.

Born in Charleston Township June 20, 1904, she was a daughter of Harry A. and Louise Cruttenden Benedict. Mrs. Garrison was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Utopian Literary Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Corey Creek Golf Club, all at Mansfield.

Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Benjamin and Lois Garrison of Mansfield, and Lewis and Joy Garrison of Wellsboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Gerald Calkins, of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Buley of Waverly, N.Y. and Mrs. Helen Shepherd, of Rosemont; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, Sept 16 at the church, Academy and East Wellsboro Streets, Mansfield. Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens in Charleston Township. The Rev. James T. Dawes, her pastor, officiated. Donations may be made to the Parsonage Indebtedness Fund, United Methodist Church, Mansfield. 


Age 90, formerly a farmer of Judson Hill, Pa., Friday, February 14, 1986. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral service there Monday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. George Evans officiating. Interment Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. Survived by wife of 65 years, Lula (McLane) Hewitt of Pine City; daughters Myrtle Dunkleberger of Roseville, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Wallace Balmen of Elmira, Genevieve and Vernet McWhorter of Pine City, Beverly and Frank Dewitt of Towanda, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Hewitt of Seminole, FL; sisters Ruth Warner of Gillett, Pa. and Leetta Sweeney of Horseheads; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. Mr. Hewitt was a US Army Veteran, WW I, member of the last Men’s Club, American Legion Post 49, Troy, Pa. and a member of 40 and 8. 


Age 61, of 48 Third Street, Mansfield, Pa., Tuesday May 27, 1986 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, Pa., Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the funeral home, Friday 11 a.m. with the Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, the former Lucille Doughty; 1 son and daughter-in-law Carl and Cheryl Matteson of Tioga, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Ronald Gordon of Mansfield, Pa.; daughter, Linda Matteson of Mansfield; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Moran of Millerton, Pa. Mrs. Jean Augustine of Pine City, N.Y. 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

 Mr. Floyd Adams, Jr.

Age 81, of RD 1, Millerton, Pa., Sunday, September 8, 1985, at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. William W. Adams officiating. Interment Jackson Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make contributions to the Jackson Center Cemetery Association, c/o Marie Sisson, RD 1, Millerton, Pa. 16936. Survived by wife, Nevah B. (Andrews) Adams; daughters, Mrs. Anita M. Wood of Mansfield, Pa., Delores A. Burlew, Mrs. Marlene J. Hitchcock, both of Elmira; sons, Rexford E. Adams of Covington, Pa., Robert J. Adams, Floyd W. Adams, both of Millerton, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; brother, Herbert Adams of Millerton, Pa; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandsons, Gene R. Adams and Wilbur K. Wood, Jr. Floyd was a member of the Jackson Center Methodist Church, president of the Jackson Center Cemetery Association and a lifetime father and farmer. 


Blanche Burlingame of West Burlington and Harry Bruce of Elmira announce the engagement of their daughter., Paula J. Bruce, to Stephen L. Updike, son of Mr. and Mrs. LaVere Updike of Gillett.

The couple graduated from Troy High School in 1979. The bride-elect attended Lock Haven State College. She is employed by the Martha Lloyd School, Troy.

Her fiance graduated from the Erie Business Center. He is employed by Schuyler –Chemung-Tioga BOCES and Bond-Queen City Paper Co.

The couple plans to marry Nov. 30. (handwritten on article Sept 1985) 


Wedding vows were recited on September 1, 1984 at the Roseville United Methodist Church by Janelle E. Clark of Mansfield and Roderick P. Davis of Middlebury. The Rev. Edwin M. Green performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Philip and Anne Clark of Mansfield and the groom’s parents are Emery and Janet Davis of Middlebury Center. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Jeanne M. Tice, sister of the bride, of Mainesburg served as matron of honor for the bride. Best man for the groom was Brian Davis, cousin of the groom, of Middlebury Center. Ushers were Phillip Davis, brother of the groom, of Middlebury Center and Thomas Clark, brother of the bride, of Roseville. A reception following the ceremony was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Harris of Roseville. The bride graduated from Mansfield High School in 1978 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She is employed as a teacher and is also a farmer. The groom, a graduate of the Cowanesque Valley High School in the class of 1976, is employed as a dairy farmer. The couple are making their home at Middlebury Center. 


Mansfield—Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kennedy of Mansfield RD 2 announce the engagement of their youngest daughter Charlotte Ann, to William Jerry Smith, son of Mrs. Mary Smith of Mansfield RD 2 and the late Bert J. Smith. Miss Kennedy is a senior at Mansfield High School. Mr. Smith graduated from Mansfield and is self employed in farming. The wedding will take place May 31, 1959 in the Roseville Baptist Church.   

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