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These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook. If the scrapbook compiler did not include a date or newspaper, then we do not know that information.

BUNN Clippings

Note: These clippings are from a scrapbook that was in the possession of my grandmother Hazel Adell Spencer Stull Lentz.  They were cut out of newspapers and pasted in a scrapbook.  There are no additional pieces of information in the scrapbook such as Newspaper name and/or publication date.   All places are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.              Louise Johns Neu

BUNN – Funeral services for the late Mrs. William Bunn were held at the house at Ogdensburg, PA, on Saturday, in charge of the Rev. Edwin Wyle, pastor of the Church of Christ of Canton.  Mrs. Bunn was 73 years of age, and left her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Lottie Spencer, of Ralston. (Jan 07, 1925)

BUNN – The death of little Margaret Etta Stickler, aged a little more than eight years, a victim of typhoid fever, in unusually sad.  She was a lovable child, and when the telegram came from Gallitzen, Cambria county, the home of her parents, announcing her death, it saddened the hearts of her friends here.  Mr. Stickler, the child’s father, has been employed on a steam shovel for years, but has been complaining for some time and the day after the funeral he was compelled to call in Dr. Castlebury, who advised him to go to the Williamsport hospital.  The symptoms are typhoid.  Mrs. Stickler, who was a Miss Bunn before her marriage, has the heartfelt sympathy of all in her great sorrow.

BUNN – Mrs. Mary Jane (STRATTON) Bunn, wife of the late Anderson Bunn who died about five years ago, died at her home near Ogdensburg last Saturday about twelve o’clock.  The deceased was 83 years of age and is survived by four sons; James, William, Francis and Jackson; also by one daughter, Mrs. William Ridge, of Ogdensburg.  The funeral was held from her late residence on Monday and she was laid at rest beside her husband in the Ogdensburg cemetery.  Rev. C. A. Brady, of this place officiated. (Nov 10, 1911)

BUNN – Anderson Bunn died at his home in Ogdesnburg on Saturday, Feb. 10, 1906, in his 79th year.  In early life he married Miss Mary Jane Stratton, who survives him.  Their children are: William, James, Francis and John Bunn, and Mrs. Anna Ridge.  His only surviving brother is Frederick Bunn, of Morris.  He leaves five sisters, Mrs Nettie Rice, Roaring Branch; Mrs. James Herman (Mary J.), Ogdensburg. Mrs. Charles Ogden (Emeline), Mrs. John Booth (Matilda), Blossburg; Mrs. Charles Wilcox (Sarah), Andover, N.Y.
 His funeral was held on Monday afternoon, Feb. 12th.  Short services were held at the old homestead preceding those at the Union Church.  The pall bearers were:  Messrs. C.C. Landon, Marvin Tebo, Lawrence Riley, Daniel Spalding, Daniel Peake, Newell Smith, all former soldiers of the Union Army in the war of the Rebellion, in which army Mr. Bunn served with credit for three years.
 Mr. Bunn was an early settler in Blossburg, but about fifty years ago located on the farm upon which he died.
 He was an enterprising man, liveral and charitable, a good neighbor, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

BUNN - Mrs Anna (LEWIS) Bunn died January 7, at her home in Ogdensburg, at the age of 73. Death was caused by pneumonia. She is survived by her husband William Bunn, one daughter Mrs. Lottie Spencer of Ralston, one grand daughter, Mrs. N.C. (Hazel) Stull of Ralston and one great grand daughter.  (Jan 07, 1925)

BUNN - William H. Bunn, 88, Prominent Lumberman, Succumbs - Funeral Services tomorrow.
     William H. Bunn, 88, a prominent lumberman, died Friday at his home in Ralston.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Spencer, of Ralston; a brother, Jackson Bunn, of Ogdensburg; a sister, Mrs. William (Anna Celeste also called Alice) Ridge, of Roaring Branch, and a granddaughter, Mrs. N. C. (Hazel) Stull, of Ralston.
     Funeral Services will be held at Ogdensburg, Mr Bunn's former home, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.  Burial will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery. (1935)

BUNN - Miss Ella Bunn, second daughter of Isaiah Bunn, of this boro, died on Wednesday morning of this week after an illness of but four days of inflamation of the bowels, aged 14 years 7 months and 28 days. She was a young lady highly esteemed by all her young friends, and her death is a sad blow to her parents and her brothers and sister, they having the sympathy of their large circle of friends in their bereavement. She was a member of the Baptist Sunday School, and her classmates gave a handsome floral harp as a testimony of their love and esteem. While the scholars of the Public High School gave a handsome floral pillow. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church this morning at ten o'clock, her pastor, Rev. Rhiel, preaching the sermon. The pall bearers were of her own choice and were Fred Lewis, Daniel Stratton, Louie C. Clark, Will Brown, Louie Stratton and Frank Hughes.

BUNN – Jessie Bunn – Died in Blossburg on Friday, Feb 8, Mrs W. H. King (nee Jessie Bunn) aged 33 years.  The deceased leaves a husband and two children, a son aged about seven years and an infant aged about two months, a mother and two brothers, Abner  (I have Albert) and Charles, besides a large circle of friends to mourn her death.  Mrs. King was a most estimable woman, a loving wife and mother and a charitable neighbor.  Her early death brings sadness to her relatives and acquaintances.  The funeral occurred on Monday last a 1 o’clock from the Baptist church of which the deceased had been a consistent member, Rev. W. B. F. Brown officiating.  The funeral was largely attended by relatives and sorrowing friends about forth of whom were from Ogdensburg and Roaring Branch where the deceased formerly resided.  The pall bearers were F. I. Jones, B. F. Jones, Thomas Gardner, James F. Howard, Frank McEntee, John D. McEntee.  The interment was in Odd Fellows cemetery.

BUNN – Died at Ogdensburg   "If a man die shall he live again."
A deep shadow was cast over this entire community, Saturday morning, by the announcement of the death of Frank Bunn.  Frank had been ailing for some time, but up to a few hours before his death, no fears as to his condition were entertained.  The doctors ascribe heart failure as the cause.  Death came peacefully as his life had been spent and he died in the arms of his father, without a sigh.
Frank Bunn was the eldest son of Jackson and Sadie Ridge Bunn, deceased, and was born at Roaring Branch, Jan 17, 1882, and died at Ogdensburg, Jan 26, 1901, aged 19 years and 9 days.
To one who has known Frank during his entire life, it seems, that words fail to express the high esteem in which he was held.  His was one of those rare sweet characters given to few, but loved by many.  During his entire illness no murmur of complaint was heard.  He greeted each friend with the same gentle words that had characterized his entire life.  It does not seem possible that they are forever stilled in death.  He will be sadly missed on every side, at home, in the school room and among his friends.  His was an exemplary life, that his friends would do well to imitate.  And it is a comfort to think of that pure sweet soul, forever blest.  Besides his parents Frank leaves two sisters Misses Cora and Clara, two brothers Arthur and a baby brother only one week old and an unlimited number of friends to mourn his untimely end.
The funeral was held at the Union Church, Ogdensburg, being attended by a large concourse of people.  Services were conducted by the Rev. H. E. Hyde, of Canton.  The Roaring Branch Choir rendering the music.  Beautiful flowers among them a choice collection from his teachers and friends were offered.  The pall bearers were as follows; L. Chas. Irvin, Frank Spaulding, Wm. Lodge, T. Francis Riley, Harry Jackson, and Robert S. Irving.                                           M.A.R.

Spencer Clippings

Note: These clippings are from a scrapbook that was in the possession of my grandmother Hazel Adell Spencer Stull Lentz. They were cut out of newspapers and pasted in a scrapbook. There are no additional pieces of information in the scrapbook such as Newspaper name and/or publication date. All places are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. Louise Johns Neu

SPENCER – With the laying away in the family plot at Ogdensburg, last Monday, of all that was mortal of Stephen Spencer, Union bows her head and in sympathy drops a tear, with the family in this their great bereavement. Six years ago it was intimated to the family that kidney trouble was to be expected, and then commenced a struggle for life on one side and the dread of Bright’s disease on the other. Inevitable results, - all that loving hearts and willing hands, assisted by a tireless physician and a trained nurse, could do was of no avail, and on the morning of March 8 the end came. He was 40 years old, and married the only child of William and Ann Bunn, of Ogdensburg. Two daughters were born to them, Laura, who preceded her father, with the same disease, six years ago this month, and Hazel a young lady, at home. He leaves a mother, his wife and daughter, and two sisters, Mrs Hiram Leonard, of Leolyn, and Mrs. Thomas Stull, of Union. Mr Spencer was one of Union’s most successful farmers; a man that everyone esteemed. About a year ago he became identified with the Disciple Church at Ogdensburg, was chosen as one of the Church officials, and up to his death was an exemplary member.

(Mar 08, 1912)

SPENCER – Mrs. Mary Adeline Spencer died at her home here Thursday morning following an illness of two weeks. "Aunt Addie" as everyone here knew her, had been a lifelong resident of Troy and had she lived until February 22, she would have been 93 years old. She was the widow of William Spencer, a Civil War veteran.

The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Martha Stull of Troy; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

The funeral services were to be held at the home on Elmira Street this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. James H. Carter of the Baptist Church officiating. Interment was to be held in the Glenwood Cemetery. (Jan 30, 1936)

SPENCER – Mrs Lottie Spencer, 64, a native of Ogdensburg, died Sunday morning at her home here. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nelson C. Stull, and a granddaughter, Margaret Stull of Ralston.

Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Ogdensburg Church with the Rev. James Farrar, pastor of the Ralston Methodist Circuit, officiating. Burial was made in a nearby cemetery. (Oct 23, 1938)

SPENCER – Mrs. Elizabeth Spencer died at the residence of her son, Ulysses Spencer, in Union Township, Sunday afternoon. August 20, aged about 75 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. August 22, at the home with interment at the Spender Cemetery.

In Memory of William SPENCER

Come, comrade, bow thy head,

In sorrow now to-day,

In honor of this brother

Whom we have laid away.

Comrade, we shall miss thee

In re-unions here below,

But how soon we may follow

None of us doth know.

Thou hast fought thy battles bravely,

And never did complain,

Taken part in may a battle

And saw thy comrades slain.

Now, comrade, rest in the hillside grave,

Beside the forms who bore thee,

Long may the land you served so brave,

Her banner’s stars wave o’er thee.

W.L. Dann, Ogdensburg, PA

SPENCER, Laura Laura, daughter of Stephen and Lottie Spencer, died at her home in North Union, March 4, aged 11 years and 8 months.

A life budded on earth to bloom in Heaven, has taken its voyage across the deep waters of death, into the bright harbor of Celestial light and love. It is our Master's will, to pluck the fair flowers of childhood for a transplanting in the Eternal Gardens. How quickly God moved the barque bearing its precious cargo of an innocent soul; how silently the sails had filled with the whispering winds and sweet perfumes that blow toward the land of sunshine that lies beyond the mountain of the hereafter. How unconcious was the young soul of its delightful journey that was so near: how rapturous the music of Heavenly choiristers, floating across the still waters, striking between the shores of earth and Heaven. Our Savior said: "Suffer little children to come to me." How beautiful the sentiment "I cling to Thee" those who are earliest at the cross, shall be the first in the kingdom, and their soul filled with the bloom of a Savior's love, which changeth not. These parents have been called upon to part with a child, their first born, one that, no doubt, they loved better than life itself. Sorrow seems to be a necessary part of human existence, but when grief comes, when the heart is torn with a mighty sorrow, and the sympathy of friends only opens wider the rent in the bleeding heart, then, if ever, the weary soul turns to Christ and we cry, "Lord, Thy hand support, Thy arm sustain." Sorrow if patiently borne will prepare us for better and holier lives. The fire of adversity will better prepare us for the Master's use. How fully we realize the eyes that sparkled with the light of love are closed forever, the lips are silent and the hands are folded upon the breast that throbs no more in response to the caress of parental affection. How difficult would be the parents feelings if they could look upward with spiritual vision, and see their daughter entering upon the life immortal. The light of Heaven upon her face, and angel's wings would seem to fan the curling locks of the new-born soul as it takes its flight towards its Celestial home. The soul thrills with delight at the sound of sweet music and the tender voices of loving angels. To her earth is lost but Heaven is gained, and when the grief stricken parents shall have reached the end of their earthly pilgrimage, the hands of their loved one will reach down and help them over the dark river, and their first view of Heaven will be the bright face of she whom they loved so well on earth, but now glorious in the light of the Saviour's love.

STULL Clippings

Note: These clippings are from a scrapbook that was in the possession of my grandmother Hazel Adell Spencer Stull Lentz. They were cut out of newspapers and pasted in a scrapbook. There are no additional pieces of information in the scrapbook such as Newspaper name and/or publication date. All places are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. Louise Johns Neu

STULL – Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Scudder Stull, 80, widow of Freemont Stull, were held this afternoon at the home here and burial was made in Stull Cemetery in Union Township. The Rev. James Farrar, Methodist pastor at Ralston, had charge of the services.

Mrs. Stull is survived by one son, Nelson, of Ralston; one brother Gilbert Scudder, of Corning, NY, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Newell, of Roaring Branch. (1939)

STULL – John Stull, of Newelltown, and James Thompson, who resided near Ogdensburg, both met death by drowning in a shallow creek about a quarter of a mile from Ralston shortly after 5 o’clock Christmas eve, when the horse, which Thompson was driving, backed over a twenty-foot bank into the stream, pinning the two men underneath.

Mr. Stull had been shopping at Ralston and while on his way home late in the afternoon met with an accident when his horse became frightened and reared, throwing him out of the carriage and rendering him unconscious. Thompson and Alex Chopic, of Roaring Branch, who had also been at Ralston, started back home a little after Stull had left and not far from Ralston found Stull lying unconscious along the road. They stopped to help him and not knowing the extent of his injuries decided to take him back to Ralston for medical attention. He was lifted into Thompson’s carriage, Chopic agreeing to remain and look after Stull’s horse, which was standing nearby.

After placing Stull in the carriage Thompson attempted to turn around to drive back to Ralston but owing to the road the horse and carriage went off the road and then plunged down about twenty feet into the stream, a branch of Lycoming creek. Both men were caught in the carriage, which overturned on top of them, the horse falling onto the carriage and holding it down. Stull, already injured, was helpless and Thompson was pinned down in such a way that he too was powerless to extricate himself or lend any aid to Stull.

Chopic, who had been holding Stull’s horse on the road, realizing he could not get the men out unaided, hurried back to Ralston for assistance but when he and two Ralston men again reached the scene of the accident they found Stull and Thompson dead, both having been drowned, their heads having been pinned down in the shallow water by the weight of the carriage. The water is hardly a foot deep at this point but the men were caught in such a way that they could not free themselves. The horse and carriage were finally raised out of the creek and the bodies of the men removed. It was found that Thompson bore several marks on his body where the horse had evidently kicked him in the downward plunge. The horse was uninjured but the carriage was wrecked.

Stull was aged about thirty-five and is survived by his wife and five children. Thompson was not married, he having resided with his aged mother, near Ogdensburg. He was aged about thirty years.

STULL – Fremont Stull a prominent and esteemed resident of Eastern Tioga County, died suddenly at his home in South Union, Wednesday evening. He had suffered a weak heart for a number of years and the day of his death was in his usual health until he was stricken as he was sitting down to his supper. He was 72 years old and had been one of Tioga County’s well known residents and was esteemed for his rugged honestly and integrity. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the home, in charge of the Rev. Adam Summers, of Ralston, with burial in the Stull Cemetery. Besides his wife he left a son, Nelson Stull, of Ralston.

STULL - Mrs. Mary (STRATTON) Stull died at Palo, November 2d, in her 75th year. She was the widow of the late Henry Stull, of Union. Deceased was a most estimable woman, beloved by all with whom she came in contact. She is survived by ten children who are: Levi, of Union; Mrs William Maley and Mrs Kelroy Hopkins, of Newellton; Mrs. O.H. Howard and Mrs Myron Purdy, Roaring Branch; Mrs. Clay Herman, of Union; Mrs. Fred Ebersole , of Ralston; Harry Stull, of Carpenter. The funeral took place Monday, Nov. 4, services being held at the Stull church, after which she was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.


When the morning sun riseth gently

in the heavens so bright and clear,

Filling all the world with beauty,

Then we miss you, mother, dear.

Sitting by the open window,

Looking toward the sunrise gold,

We are thinking of you, mother,

And the happy days of old.

Happy were the hours, dear mother,

With you as a trusty guide,

But your voice is lost forever,

In the dashing of the tide.

Gently came the pale-faced rider,

Calling, sweetly, from afar,

Bringing home your spirit, mother,

Through the pearly gates ajar.

With loving hearts, dear mother,

We will try to follow you,

Hoping, when we meet in heaven,

All our pleasures to renew.

Rest, dear mother, Jesus keep you,

With a kind and loving hand,

Close beside the sparkling waters,

In that bright and better land.

STULL - This afternoon in the Rathbun house parlor. Rev. Dr. Henry joined in marriage Miss Bertha E. Irvine and Harry Stull, of Ogdensburg, PA. The bride was dressed in a brown traveling dress and the ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Tarbox, who were married two years ago by Dr. Henry; Miss Irvine a sister of the bride: a Star reporter: Mr. Willis, of the Two Old Cronies' party and Will Chadboure.

Elmira Star.

STULL – In Memoriam. Written by a friend on the death of Mrs. Bertha (IRVINE) Stull, who died in Union township Nov. 4, 1895:

Thou art gone from us dear Bertha

From thy pleasant, happy home,

Left kind friends that dearly loved you,

Called away, and oh, so soon.

Thou art gone from earth and loved ones,

Pain and suffering are o’er,

Thou hast crossed the shining river,

Anchored on the Golden Shore.

Mild and lovely as thou wert,

Called away in bloom of life,

A tender, loving mother,

And a loving, affectionate wife.

As that tender, loving mother,

Stood beside her loved one fair,

Soft and low there came a whisper,

Saying, "I am almost there."

Sad and lonely is the home,

Once so happy, bright and gay,

Since that loving mother’s gone

Snatched by Death’s cold had away

Betha deat, tho’ deep our sorrow,

And wrong to wish thee back again

Knowing that our loss on earth,

Is to you a heavenly gain.

But when the early summer breezes

Shall the tender green grass wave

May loving hands in loving care,

Fragrant flowers upon her grave.

Dear friends tho’ you deeply mourn

For your loved one who is gone,

Oh, live prepared to meet her,

When your toil on earth is done.

Sleep dear Bertha, peaceful,

No more suffering shalt thou know

Pale hands, folded o’er thy breast,

Underneath the pure white snow

Other Clippings

Note: These clippings are from a scrapbook that was in the possession of my grandmother Hazel Adell Spencer Stull Lentz. They were cut out of newspapers and pasted in a scrapbook. There are no additional pieces of information in the scrapbook such as Newspaper name and/or publication date. All places are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. Louise Johns Neu

TAYLOR – John Taybor (newpaper had it spelled wrong), a much respected young man aged about 18 years, died at his father’s residence (J.M. Taylor) in Union, the 24th inst. He was a member of the choir and a most elegant singer. His remains were buried in the Ogdesnburg cemetery, Rev. Gardiner of Canton, assisted by Rev. C. H. Crowl officiating.

POWELL – BOOTH – Mr. George Powell and Miss Cora Booth, two well-known and highly respected young people of this boro, were united in marriage, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Booth Sr., Wednesday evening of last week. By the Rev. J. T. Matthews. None but the immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present, Mr. and Mrs. Powell were the recipients of many valuable presents and the hearty congratulations of their many friends. The Advertiser extends its heartiest wishes for a long and pleasant life.

GRADY - Death of Hattie Rice Grady. Hattie, wife of William P. Grady and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Rice, or Roaring Branch, died on Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, after a brief illness. Mrs. Grady was aged 23 years, 9 months and 12 days. She left a husband and one child to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and were largely attended, Rev. Mr. Stover, of East Point, officiating. He spoke from Phillipians 1:23. The Family extend their sincere thanks to all friends, who interested themselves during their sad bereavement.

We loved her, yes we loved her,

But angels loved her more;

And they have sweetly called her

To yonder shining shore.

The golden gates were opened,

A gentle voice said, "Come,"

And with farewells all spoken

She calmly entered home.

A Friend

DECKER – In loving remembrance of Miss Etta Decker who died at her home in English Centre, March 9th, 1800, aged 17 years, 4 months and 22 days.

BANFILL – In memory of Bessie, infant daughter of Edwin Banfill and wife, of Morris, who died Sept., 20, aged three months and 21 days.


The following concerning a woman who lived most of her life in Monroeton appeared in the Nov. 7th issue of the Miami Herald.
    "Mrs. Marion Luther, 78, died suddenly yesterday  afternoon at the home of her son, Listen Luther, living on Everglades Avenue, Little River.  She
was taken ill while walking in a garden and succumb a few hours later.
    Mrs. Luther lived most of her life in Monroeton, Pa., and had spent, the first three winters in Miami.  She returned about two weeks ago.  Funeral
arrangements, in charge of the Northside Funeral hone, Little River, Will be completed today."

submitted by Roberta Selub

Veteran of Spanish-American War;
Military Funeral Sunday.
Albert T. Schrader, aged 82, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Towanda township. Mr. Schrader was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving in Company B, 28th U. S. Volunteer Infantry.  he continued in the army  after the war, spending two years in the service.
The survivors are a brother, Mace  Schrader and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Mace of Towanda, RD 3. A military funeral will be held at the home  Sunday afternoon at 2 o¹clock, \the Spanish War Veterans being in charge Burial will be in Cole cemetery

submitted by Roberta Selub

Mrs. Schrader
Mrs. Schrader, mother of Miss Blanche Schrader who teaches in our public schools, died at her home near Monroeton on Sunday evening last, aged 71 years.  She leaves five children.  The funeral was held on Wednesday forenoon at 10 o¹clock,.
Buried in Cole Cemetery.
She was an aunt of my mother and died in 1933
I was named after her
Roberta Blanche Selub

SCHRADER-Near Monroeton, Nov. 25, 1871,  from Scarlet Fever, Emma Jean Schrader, daughter of Orange Schrader, aged nearly 11 years. ³
In some rude spot where vulgar herbage
If chance  a violet rear its purple head, [grows,
The careful gard¹ner moves it ere it bloom,]
To thrive and flourish in a nobler be.
Such was thy fate, dear child--
Thy opening such!
Pre-eminence in early bloom was shown,
For earth too good, perhaps, And loved too much--
Heaven saw, and early marked them for its own.²

This obituary was in the Daily Record in 1875 -    He was buried in the Cole Farm Cemetery.

The past year has recorded the death of many old people in this county. Since the link s of the chain that binds the present to the past century,
are being severed more frequently that in any previous year.

Among the aged people, who have departed this life in this vicinity--the venerable Abram Mace, as the oldest.

On the fourth of June last he reached his one hundredth birthday. until within a few days of that period, he enjoyed his full mental and physical
faculties and conversed freely and intelligently upon all common subjects. The loss of his mind was the premonition of the decay of his body and on the 9th day of October, his soul took flight, and his remains were deposited in the cemetery near Monroeton

OCT. 15, 1929

     Lionel E. Bixby of the Town of Horseheads, R.D.5, died unexpectedly this morning at 10 o'clock in Elmira, of a heart seizure.  He is survived by his widow and two brothers.  The remains repose in the Davis funeral home.  Funeral notice later.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 1929

     The funeral of Lionel E. Bixby, late of the Town of Horseheads, will be held in the Davis funeral home Friday at 11 a. m.  The Rev. W. V. Allen will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Mr. Bixby is survived by four brothers, Ross and Stephen of Elmira; Rome of Horseheads, George of Texas.

MAY 22, 1915

     Mrs. Mary Dorothy Bixby, aged 69 years, died at her home, 961 McKinley place, at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  She is survived by her husband, Horace Bixby; four sons, Lionel, Ross, Steven, Rome, all of Elmira.  the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Davis undertaking parlors.  The Rev. Albert E. Legg will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

NOV. 8, 1950

     Mrs. Mary Scott Bixby, 72, of 1022 Lake St.  This morning, Nov. 8, 1950, following an extended illness.  Survived by husband, Ross Bixby; son, Willard Bixby of Breesport; daughter, Mrs. Clara Lanterman of Horseheads; brother, James Scott of Elmira; a sister in California and a sister in Ohio.  The body is at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., where friends may call after Thursday noon and where the funeral will be held at a time to be announced.

THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 1921

     Horace Bixby, who resided with his son, Lionel Bixby of O'Hanlon Street, Elmira Heights, died Wednesday, aged eighty-six years.  He is survived by five sons, Horace, Ross, Stephen and Rome of Elmira, George in the west.  The remains were removed to the Davis undertaking rooms where the funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Joyce, these were sent to me by Judy Cochran Crippin doing research on the Bixby line also.  They were a great help to me.  Carol Bixby Marrin


     Ross C. Bixby, 77, of 949 Johnson St., Wednesday, June 12, 1957.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Clara Lanterman of Big Flats, son, Willard of Breesport; five grandchildren.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Friends may call today 7 to 9 p. m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m. Woodlawn Cemetery,

These articles appeared in the Daily Review, Towanda in 1929 and 1930, and are about my great-grandfather, Daniel Vanderpool.  Am sending them for your consideration in putting in your obituary pages.  Marilouise Smith
Daniel Vanderpool, aged 89 years, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Lydia McCormick on Plank Road Street.  He was a wealthy retired farmer, and had spent his entire life in Towanda and vicinity, being much respected by the people with whom he worked and associated.
The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, and by reason of his service in that conflict had considerable influence among his people.
Daniel Vanderpool is survived by five sons and a daughter.  They are as follows:  Chester of Spring Lake, Minor of Terrytown, Merton, Norman and Louis, all of Towanda, Mrs. Louise Acla of Towanda.
Prayer service will be held at the home of his son, Norman, on William Street, Towanda, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with further services at the Liberty Corners church at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Liberty Corners cemetery.

Article reprinted from the Daily Review, December 19, 1929

     The life of Daniel Vanderpool, who died here last week at the age of 89 years, as an example of thriftiness can scarcely be paralleled, according to many of his acquaintances in this vicinity who are aware of the effort the man exerted to rise from obsecurity to become wealthy and the leader of his people.  Scores of stories have been written about poor boys who have overcome handicaps to acquire fame and riches; a history of the American business and industrial world would reveal hundreds of instances wherein boys have worked and slaved to become in their manhood among the most wealthy and outstanding men of their nation, but the friends of Daniel Vanderpool are certain that no one of these overcame more difficult obstacles, worked harder, lived more thrifty than did the old gentleman who lived to become "king" of the Vanderpools in the closing years of an active life.
     The court house records here reveal that Daniel Vanderpool left an estate of approximately $50,000, most of which was invested in bonds.  That $50,000 represents a lifetime of hard work and saving on the part of the deceased, and in his will which has been probated here, he left that money in trust for his various children.
     Daniel Vanderpool was born in 1840.  When a boy, he was a hard worker, and showed those characteristics which later brought him wealth.  He "hired out" to various farmers in his home community and saved as much of his wages as he possibly could.  And wages in those days prior to the Civil War were not very high, nor were living expenses high as compared with the scale of today.  The story is told that Daniel, when in his early manhood, worked for a man by the name of Homet on a farm near Homet's Ferry.  After he had worked there for a long time, he managed to save about $300.  Impressed with the young man's ability about a farm, and his thriftiness, Mr. Homet - so the story goes - told Daniel that he should get out and "hustle" for himself as he was fully as capable and strong in his youth as the average  farmer of much older years.  Daniel is said to have replied to Mr. Homet that he did not have enough money to buy a farm, and at that his employer replied that he knew of a farm in Terrytown that could be bought for $1,000; that he would "stake" Daniel to enough money to buy that farm and furnish it.  The offer appealed to young Vanderpool and his friends now say that he did buy that farm for $1,000.  He soon married and he and his wife worked that farm for a few years, bringing it up to a high state of cultivation, and making it much better than when they had obtained it.  When he thought he had stayed there long enough, for Daniel was a roamer, he sold it for a nice profit.  That is the way Daniel Vanderpool got his start.
     The story is told that he took that money and bought another farm, only to sell it a few years later at a profit.  And then he bought another farm at a good price, worked it a few years so that it was a better place than when he went on it, and then sold it at a large gain.  It was the money from these farm sales - and later transactions, that made Daniel Vanderpool a wealthy man.  Of course, wealth as it is measured today is in far higher terms than $50,000.  There are men in the world at the present timewho think $50,000 is a mere trifle.  Regardless of the huge million-dollar estates and fortunes which are today as common as mosquitos in New Jersey, enough people are left who still believe that a man who has $50,000 is wealthy.  There is no doubt but that Daniel could have saved more money had he not done one thing for which his friends always admired him.  It is told that he gave each one of his sons a farm when they married and settled down.  And he had several sons, some of whom are nearly as wealthy as their father was at his death.
     During his busy early manhood, Daniel Vanderpool found time to join the Union army and serve in the Civil War.  The records show that he enlisted with a number of Terry township young men in Company D, 16th regiment, New York Heavy Artillery.  The date of enlistment was September 9, 1864, and he served until August 21, 1865, a few months after the war had come to a close.  The young Terry township men who enlisted with Daniel were Richard Hoover, Abram Johnson, Charles Vanderpool, Rensselaer Vanderpool, and William Vanderpool.  All joined the New York 16th Heavy Artillery.
     At the time of his death, Daniel Vanderpool was known as "king" of the Vanderpools.  The title "king" is merely one of respect given the oldest, wealthiest and most influential of the Vanderpools.  The "king"  is sometimes termed "Doane" Vanderpool, and Daniel was often called "Doane" for this reason.  What connection there is between "king" and "Doane" os not generally known, but there probably is a reason which may date back to Revolutionary War days.
     The first "king" of the Vanderpools was Anthony Vanderpool, who some say was Daniel Vanderpool's grandfather.  Anthony was a Dutchman, a New York Vanderpool.  History reveals that Anthony fell in love with, and married, a girl by the name of Elizabeth Johnson.  Some history books say that Elizabeth was a pure-blooded Oneida Indian; others say that she was but half Indian, her father being Sir William Johnson, English baronet who settled in the Mohawk Valley before the Revolutionary War, while her mother was Molly Brandt, an Indian woman.  Be that as it may, it is known that Elizabeth Johnson married Anthony Vanderpool in New York State; because of this marriage, Anthony's family disowned him and he wandered from New York state into Pennsylvania, settling with the French in Asylum.  Anthony and his people later settled at Ellis Hill, near Durell, and long years ago this settlement was called "Pool Hill."  It was there that Anthony reigned as "king" and his wife as "queen."
     It is probable that in those days the "king" really wielded a power similar to that wielded by the old barons; they settled difficulties, as local arbiters; loaned money; performed marriages and other things which might fall to the lot of the "high man" of the village.  Perhaps the "king" of the Vanderpools was considered as a "chief" would be in an Indian village, and it must be remembered that the Vanderpools had Indian blood in their veins.
     Daniel Vanderpool's friends say that his grandfather was the first "king," Anthony Vanderpool, and that Daniel came by the title through descent.  That Daniel carried the title to his grave is generally considered by his people, who believe firmly that there is now no need of a "king" and that to impose such a title on anyone wopuld be superfluous.

Submitted by Marilouise Smith -

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

Obituary from the Elmira Star-Gazette, Jan. 26, 1909, p. 7:
TERRY - Darius R. Terry died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, aged sixty years.  He is survived by one son, W. H. Terry of this city; one daughter, Mrs. William G. Stratton; two brothers, Oscar Terry of Blossburg and Ferdinand Terry of Ogdensburg, Pa; one sister, Mts. Fred Bunn of Blossburg.  The body was taken to Harrington's undertaking parlors and later to the home, 111 West Hudson Street.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and will be private.  The Rev. C.C. Crawford will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

Obituary from The Elmira Advertiser, Mon., Jan 15, 1945, p. 9:
STRATTON - Howard E. Stratton, 51, of 108 Wall St., Sunday, Jan. 14, 1945, at 7:30 a.m.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marguerite Barnett Stratton; daughters, Betty Jean of Boston,  Janet M. of Elmira; father, William G. Stratton of Williamsport; brothers, Floyd G. of Buffalo, Durland of Syracuse, Kenneth and Leland of California.  The body is at Smith and Fudge Funeral Home and Monday afternoon will be taken to the family home. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. Rev. John Stearns.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.

MASONIC NOTICE:  Members of Ivy Lodge, 397, F&AM, will meet at the Masonic Temple Monday, 7 p.m. and proceed to 108 Wall St., to conduct a
Masonic funeral service for our late brother, Howard E. Stratton, at 7:30.  Signed Richmond B. White, W.M.  Ralph E. Fudge, Sec.

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

Obituary from Elmira Advertiser, Wed. Morning, Jan. 28, 1920
STRATTON - Harry H. Stratton.  The body of Harry H. Stratton, former Elmira business man, who died at Syracuse Monday evening, arrived in this city via the Lackawanna railroad, at 10:10 o'clock last evening, and was removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Stratton, 114 East Hudson Street.  The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. C.M. Kreidler will officiate at the services.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

From Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, Sept. 25, 1897:
STRATTON - Death from Tonsillitis - Leon Stratton, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Stratton, died this morning at the home, No. 401 Baty Street.  Three younger brothers survive. The funeral will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon at the home, Rev. C.C. Crawford officiating.  Interment at Woodlawn.
Leon is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery next to his grandparents, Andrew J. and Margaret Stratton.  His tombstone inscription reads -
Leon T.
son of W.G. & Jennie Stratton
May 15, 1891
Sept. 24, 1897

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

Obituary from Elmira Star-Gazette, Friday, Sept. 8, 1922, p. 5:
TERRY - Mrs. Jennie Terry Stratton of 114 East Hudson Street died early this morning after an extended illness.  She is survived by her husband, William G. Stratton; five sons, Howard E. of Syracuse; Floyd G. of Cortland; Kenneth, Leland and Durland of this city.  The decedent was a charter member of the Disciples Church, a member of Loyal Chapter O.E.S., the Queen Fredrica Court, Court of the Amaranth; Auxillary of the O.R.C.  The funeral will be held at the Disciples Church, Sunday at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. C.M. Kriedler to officiate.  The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms and will be removed to the family home Saturday at 10 o'clock.

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

William formerly lived in Bradford Co. and Elmira, NY.

Obituary from Williamsport Sun-Gazette:

Clark Barnum of West Second Street Attempted to Dismount From a Freight Train Shortly After Midnight and in Some Manner Was Thrown Under the
Wheels--Body Is Horribly Mangled and He Dies Later in Hospital--John O'Reagan Sees the Fatality.-------Clark Barnum, a well-known young man, who resided at 603 West Second Street, was killed shortly after midnight in the Geneva yards of the New York Central Railroad.  The young man fell beneath the wheels of the freight train from which he was alighting.  Death following in the Geneva Hospital at 1:45 o'clock a.m.  Young Barnum and John O'Reagan, a well-known Southside youth, who resides at 429 Broadway, left Elmira for Geneva yesterday on Freight trains.  The terrible tragedy of his companion was witnessed by O'Reagan, who notified railroad men immediately.  The car wheels severed Barnum's left leg at the hip; left arm at the shoulder and right foot at the ankle.  He was mangled horribly.  His condition was such that the physicians considered an operation unnecessary.  Word of the young man's condition was received at local police headquarters by Captain Bowne of the night force, who notified Walter D. Barnum, father of the youth. Mr. Barnum, heartbroken, left for Geneva and returned with the body today. Young O'Reagan was detained at Geneva pending the arrival of his parents.

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

BARNUM - Levi Barnum died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home, 100 Cleveland Street, Elmira Heights.  The deceased was seventy-three-years of age and was well known about the county.  For many years he was the overseer of the poor of the town of Elmira.  He is survived by his wife, two sons, Walter Burdett Barnum and John Merton Barnum of Corning; two daughters, Mrs. J.W. Allen and Mrs. J. O. Rundell of Elmira Heights.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home.  Rev. Nichols and Rev. Fenton of Elmira Heights will officiate and burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Obituary in Elmira Gazette and Free Press, March 9, 1905

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

GRISWOLD - Mrs. Frankie L. Barnum died at the family home, 114 1/2 W. Hudson St., at 10:38 pm. Tuesday, Apr. 28, 1942, after a brief illness.  She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church and Golden Link Rebekah Lodge, 128.  She leaves two daughters, Miss Eloise Barnum, at home, and Mrs. Irving Van Patten of Elmira; two sons, Arthur L. and Milo D. Barnum of Elmira; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral at the Hagerman Funeral Home, Friday at 2 pm, the Rev. Edgar O. Spaven officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Members of the official board of Centenary Church will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 8pm.  Obiturary from the Elmira Star-Gazette, dated 4-30-1942

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

BARNUM - Walter Burdett Barnum, 70, of 144 West Hudson Street died unexpectedly this morning at 11 o'clock of an apoplectic seizure.  Mr. Barnum is survived by his widow, two sons:  Arthur L., of Elmira and Milo D., of Buffalo:  two daughters, Mrs. Irving Van Patten and Miss Eloise Barnum of Elmira.  The decedent was a member of the Westside M.E. Church and was highly respected.  He was a carpenter by occupation.  The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms. Funeral notice later. Obituary from Elmira, NY newspaper, October 8, 1926

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

BARNUM - Mrs. Maude M. Van Patten, 80, of 568 Coburn St., Monday, July 9, 1962. She was the widow of Irving Van Patten, member of Southside Baptist Church.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Cole of Elmira, sons, Ralph of Elmira, Clyde of Delmar, Calif., sister, Miss Eloise Barnum of Elmira; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 10 am, the Rev. George Lang, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Obituary from Elmira Star-Gazette, dated 7-10-1962

Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

VAN PATTEN - Irving Van Patten, 77, of 568 Coburn St., this morning, Nov. 16, 1956. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Maude Van Patten; daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Cole of Elmira; sons, Ralph Van Patten of Elmira and Clyde of Delmar, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Gertrude Statton of Schenectady; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Saturday from 7 to 9 pm and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Monday at a time to be announced.  Woodlawn Cemetery.
Obituary in Elmira Star-Gazette, dated 11-16-1956

Clippings provided by Ruth Brown Fleming of Elmira, NY


James Randall Gordon died Sunday, December 14, 1915, at the family home, 233 Robinwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, aged seventy-seven years.  He had been ill for some time.  Mr. Gordon was a veteran of the Civil War, having been twice wounded in battle.  About one year ago he moved to Elmira Heights from Checkerville, PA.  He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Scott Furman, of Gillette, PA; and a son, Ranny Gordon, of Elmira Heights.  The funeral will be private and is to be held at the home Tuesday at 10 a.m.  The Rev. F. Barrett of Coryland, PA, will officiate.  The remains will be removed to Checkerville, PA, for burial. (Elmira Star-Gazette of December 1915).

The funeral of James Randall Gordon was held this morning at 10 o’clock at the family home, 233 Robinwood Avneue, the Rev. Seymour Barrett of Coryland, PA, officiating.  Burial was made in Checkerville, PA.  The decedent was an old soldier and took part in many battles of the Civil War, displaying much courage and fortitude.  He enlisted September 10, 1862, at the age of nineteen years, at Troy, PA, in Company D, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Second Brigade, Second Division, Sherman’s Corps, Army of the Potomac, as a private, and was promoted to Third Duty Sergeant.  He took part in the battles of Harwood Church, Kelly’s Ford, Aldee, Middleburg, Upperville, Sulphur Springs, Bristoe Station, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Shepherdstown, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Richmond Raid, Front of Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Malvern Hill, Reams Station, Stoney Creek, and Weldon Railroad, besides many minor engagements and skirmishes.  During the battle of Kelly’s Run was shot in the wrist, and at Bristoe Station was wounded in the thigh.  June 17, 1864, he was injured on the head by a saber thrust.   He was thrown from his horse and injured in front of Petersburg, and September 29 was sent to the hospital at City Point, on account of injuries on his head.   At the battle of Shepherdstown he had seven bullet holes shot through his clothing.  On February 16, 1865, he was furloughed for 15 days and rejoined his command March 4, in front of Peterburg.  On June 17, 1865, he was honorably discharged at Lynchburg, VA.  He was married July 1,  1866, to Elizabeth Whipple. (Elmira Star-Gazette December 14, 1915)

Mrs. Elizabeth WHIPPLE Gordon, aged seventy-nine years, died Monday morning at 10:45 o’clock (March 14, 1947) at the home of her son, Ranny Gordon, 231 Robinwood Avenue, Elmira Heights.  She is survived by one son, Ranney, one daughter, Mrs. Scott Furman of Gillett, PA, and several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vine Baird of Hornell, and a brother, Clarence Whipple of Gillett, PA.  She was a member of the Oakwood Avenue M.E. Church.
The funeral will be hold Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at 231 Robinwood Avenue.  The Rev. Ernest A. Mathews will officiate.  Burial in the Checkerville, PA Cemetery at Checkerville. (Elmira Star-Gazette March 1927)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon, 79, died at the home of her son, Ranney Gordon, 231 Robinwood Avenue Monday.  Mrs. Gordon had been ill ten weeks.   She is survived by a son, Ranny Gordon of this place; a daughter, Mrs. Jennie Furman of Gillette, PA; A sister, Mrs. Vine Baird of Hornell, seven grandchildren.  Mrs. Gordon had resided in Elmira Heights since 1915.  She was a member of the Oakwood M.E. Church.  The funeral will be held at the home of her sone, Ranney, Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. E. A. Matthews will officiate.  Burial will be in the Checkerville, PA cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleming of Grover, PA were guests at a party in honor of their 60Th. wedding anniversary.   They were married August 19, 1883 in East Smithfield, Bradford County, PA.
Dinner was served to:  Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Fleming and son, Robert, Mr. and Mrs. James Fleming and children, Janet and James, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Crayton, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. Elwin J. Borgeson and daughter, Joyce, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Covell and daughter, Bette Lou, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Crofut, Mrs. George M. Hurd, Miss Ruth Wright, Thomas Moore. (Newspaper clipping of 1943)


Recent Gatherings Held at Various Bradford County Points

The fourth annual reunion of the Shoemaker family was held at the home of John Leach at Windfall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 1899.  Those who met here on the occasion are descendants of Malachi and Susan (SHAFFER) Shoemaker who came here from Luzerne county and settled in Granville township in 1826.  Their children were Payne, Catherine (Mrs. Alex Lane), William, Susan (Mrs. Alva Mitchell), Malachi, Treat, Martha (Mrs. Peter Groom), Elizabeth (Mrs. John Fenton), Mary (Mrs. James Davis), Sarah (Mrs. Lewis Spalding),  and Abram, but four of whom are now living.  Two hundred and thirty-two, representing four generations, were present on this occasion.   A most bountiful dinner was served in a tent on the lawn, after which an excellent program of recitations, songs and music was given.   Shaffer Ross of Iowa, accompanied by Mr. Tinkham of Buffalo, was present and Mr. Tinkham gave some excellent music on the piano.  Horace Spencer of Binghamton, assisted by Miss Amy Kelly of LeRoy, furnished music and singing which was highly appreciated.  “Coming By and By” by the Spencer quartet and “Saved by Grace” by Myra Spencer, Jennie Ferguson, Frank Ferguson and Alfred Spencer were very good.   Recitations and songs were also given by Bessie and Lois Kittle, Austin Taylor, Maud Ayres, Helen Terwilliger, M. T. Haxton and Dr. Lane’s little boy.   An original poem by Mrs. Eva Morse was greatly appreciated and ordered sent to the county papers for publication.
The following officers were re elected for the coming year:  President, Mat Shoemaker; vice president, Rev. J. L. Ferguson; secretary, M. T. Haxton; treasurer, J. S. Fenton.  It was suggested by Dr. C. Henri Lane that a committee be appointed to prepare a history of the Shoemaker family.  The president appointed the following committee:  James Haxton, J. L. Ferguson and E. F. Shoemaker.
It was decided to hold the next reunion at the home of Abram Shoemaker on the last Thursday in August, 1900.
The following were present from out of town:  Shaffer Ross of Iowa, Mr. Tinkham of Buffalo, Noel Lane of Athens; Dr. C. Henri Lane and family of Towanda; J. C. Lane and family, Miss Aseneth Lane and Miss Ella May Lane of North Towanda; Gusta Lane and family of Luther’s Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Asa Lane and Horace Spencer and family of Burlington; J. L. Ferguson and family of Canton; Charles Warren and family, Burr Warren and family and Glen Warren and family of Alba; Carl Terwilligar and family, Mrs. Jennie Jenks and children, Hugh Kittle and family and Harry Shoemaker of Elmira:  Seth Shoemaker, Susan Brown, Seth Brown, Harriet Brown, Mrs. Warburton and Mr. and Mrs. William Moore of Estella, Sullivan County; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vroman of Hillsgrove; O. S. Roby and family of Big Pond; Mrs. Guy Ward and children of Columbia Cross Roads; A. W. Shoemaker and family of Troy; C. R. Shoemaker and family and A. J. Rathbun and family of Grover; Miss Amy Kelly of LeRoy; Mrs. E. W. Griswold and children of West LeRoy; Willis Hoagland and family of East Canton.  Rev. V. S. Britton was also present and assisted in the exercises.
The following poem which was composed and read by Mrs. Eva Shoemaker Moore was ordered sent to the Reporter Journal for publication:

 Dear friends today again we meet,
      A re-united band;
 Our friends and kindred here to greet,
      In this, our native land.

 Our grandsire came from Germany,
      A long, long time ago,
 Of him or of his early life
      But little do we know.

 A hatter bold by trade was he,
     A Shoemaker by name;
 Susanna Shaffer was his wife
     And from Luzerne she came.
 Where roamed the deer so wild and free
       In the forest grand and tall,
 He hewed himself a home and name
      On what is called Windfall.

 Where grandsire’s old log cabin stood
       Now not a trace is seen;
 where once old bruin had his lair
      Now waves the golden grain.

 Five stalwart sons to him were given-
     Paine, William, Treat and Abe,
 And Malachi long years ago
     Was drowned when but a babe.

 Six daughters came to bless that home,
     But the reaper we call Death
 Has garnered them, and all are gone
     But Aunt Elizabeth.

 There’s William, Treat and Abe still left,
      Those “old-time tales” to tell;
 They are  waiting  for the call of Him
      Who doeth all things well.

 And of those aunts who have bravely borne
      Life’s burdens by their side,
 Two are gone and two are here—
      Still battling with the tide.

 From East and West, from North and South,
     There’s cousins by the score,
 And some are strangers e’en to us,
      We could not name them o’er.

 Some sleep upon the battlefield
      Among the true and brave;
 They died in freedom’s holy cause
      Our country for to save.

 At his country’s call, Paine gave four sons—
     George, Joe and little Bill,
 And Charles was numbered with the slain,
      At Fredericksburg he fell.

 Our uncle Abe was a soldier, too,
      He went in sixty-four,
 And of those scenes on Southern soil
     He loves to tell them o’er.

 But when the final call shall come
      And we shall meet no more,
 Oh! What a grand reunion then
     Upon that other shore.


A woman walked into the office of
        judge of probate and asked:
 “Are you the judge of reprobates?”
 “I am the judge of probate,” was
      the reply.
 “Well, that’s it, I expect,” quoth
      the woman.  “You see, my hus-
     band died detested and left me
     several little infidels, and I want
 to be appointe their executioneer.”

Patty Shumway

Christian-Another Death Saddens Home; Mrs. F. H. Bronson Dies Few Days After Mother; Father Seriously ill.  Mrs. F. H. Bronson died at her home on
Edinger Hill, near Laceyville, Friday afternoon after a short illness from pneumonia.  Her mother, Mrs. A. B. Christian, who died New Year's morning, was buried only Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. Christian is seriously ill in the same house, he also suffering from pneumonia.  Mrs. Bronson is survived by her husband, three small children,  Robert, Bernice, and Bernita, and her father, A. B. Christian of Laceyville, and Mrs. Harriet Clarke of Towanda.  Mrs. Bronson was only a young woman and her passing will be keenly felt in the community where she always took such an active part in affairs.  Recently she had been teaching the Edinger Hill school where she taught before her marriage.   In Sunday School work on the Hill, and church and young people's work at Laceyville has never shirked, always being an enthusiastic pusher.  For a time she resided on Elmira street in Athens and while there also she was among those prominent in the activities of the Sunday School.  For the past few years Mr. and Mrs. Bronson have been making their home on the farm on Edinger Hill in order to make a home for Mrs. Bronson's parents, who had become too old to do the heavy farm work any longer.  Funeral services were held from the late home Monday
afternoon, the Rev. L. C. Bennett of the Laceyville Baptist Church officiating.  Burial made at the Lacey Street cemetery at Laceyville.
Pencil written at top January 5, 1923.  Submitted by Patty Shumway

Mahoney-John H. Mahoney Succumbs After an Illness of Rheumatism and Acute Heart Trouble.  The people of Laceyville and vicinity were shocked to hear
that John H. Mahoney had died on Monday, evening, March 24th, 1919, at LaJunta Hospital, LaJunta, Colorado.  Mr. Mahoney had been in the
hospital a little over a month being treated for rheumatism and heart trouble, which was the cause of his death.  John H. Mahoney was a descendant of one of the best families of Bradford County, Pa.  He was the first of the children of the late William and Helen (Gray) Mahoney, and was born at Spring Hill on August 8, 1878, thus being nearly 41 years  of age.  He had spent the greater part of his life in the vicinity of Laceyville where he was generally known and particularly for his uprightness of character, his accommodating way and neighborly kindness.  He was one of the most highly respected citizens of Nolan, New Mexico, where his influence had always been for doing good wherever he could.  He had held lucrative positions with the western railroads, being at one time bridge
and building inspector from Colorado to Las Vagas N. Mex.  He also had conducted a successful mercantile business at Nolan.  He was very much
interested in church work and had always held offices in the Sunday school.  While in New Mexico, Mr. Mahoney was a hard working, industrious and
honest young man, and had a host of friends who sincerely mourn his untimely demise.  He is survived by three children: William, Robert, and Dorthea Mahoney; also four sisters, Mrs. Stuart Edinger of Edinger Hill; Mrs. J. Faust, of Sayre; Mrs. K. S. Bunnell of Skinners Eddy; and Mrs. H. A. Lacey, of Laceyville.  Submitted by Patty Shumway

Booth-Warner; At the home of Willard Ruger, Tuesday, February 16, 1909, there was a quiet wedding.  Emory Booth and Miss Ressa Warner, both of
Spring Hill were made happy and then took the train for a wedding trip down the beautiful Susquehanna to Berwick, Bloomsburg and other towns in the
valley.  The ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, Rev. R. B. Dunmire.  Submitted by Patty Shumway

Gray-Neigh-Thursday evening, February 25, 1909 at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. R. H. Dunmire said the words that made John D. Gray and Miss Annie
Neigh, both of Indian Hill join the company of the happily married. Submitted by Patty Shumway

from a Bradford Co Newspaper
Died 19 Oct 1879
West Sayre lost one of its old residents Monday by death. Jacob Detrick died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Wm Rhiel, on Hopkins St, at the age of 76, the cause of death being  dropsy. Mr. Detrick was in his younger years a farmer in Wyoming Co, but has for the last 12 years lived in Sayre. He is survived by his wife and 7 children, viz: Mrs Rhiel, at whose home he died; Mrs Garey of Forkston, Wyoming Co, John Detrick of Pittston, Wyoming Co; Depew and Hiram
Detrick of Nebraska'Mrs. Widener of Texas; Eldridge Detrick of Indian Territory.
     The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock; services at the house; interment at Tioga Point Cemetery. Funeral Director charge of the obsequies.

Another copy of Obit in REPORTER  JOURNAL, TOWANDA,PA 21 OCT 1897
Thanks  Phyllis

Tress Dies; Restauranteur for 30 years.
Harry J. Tress of 723 Madison Ave., a widely known resturant operator, died  unexpectedly this morning.  He was 57. Mr. Tress and his wife, Kathryn operated Tress' House and Garden Restaurant  at 723 Madison Ave. for about 30 years.  An Elmira native, Mr. Tress was graduated from the Elmira Free Academy before entering business.  He was a  communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.  He worked as usual Thursday, but complained of chest pains this morning.  Mr. Tress was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in an Erway ambulance at 9:20 and died at 10:30 a.m.
(Elmira Star Gazette, Dec. 21, 1962.  The original family name was Teresi, but had been changed to Tress - Sharon (Tress) Baker

From the Waterville Advance, LeSueur County, Minnesota, Feb. 8, 1905.
Lord Brown, one of the pioneer settlers of LeSueur Co. crossed the line between here and the hereafter, last Friday night, Feb. 3, 1905, on his journey to the great unknown, the mythical home of everlasting sunshine, where night is made as day the glittering golden streets of the new Jerusalem. Mr. Brown was born in Standing Stone, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, May 3rd, 1815. He was married to Miss Minerva Vaughan, March 1, 1835. Eleven children were born to them all of them are living as far as known. Benjamin F. who resides in Michigan, Mrs. W. H. Jones, W. W., Newton, Collins, Edward who lives in California, Amanda J. of Chicago Ill., Mrs Rella Denet, Charles, John and Eugene. Six were born in Pennsylvania, three in Michigan, one in Iowa and Eugene the youngest in Minnesota. He emigrated to Michigan in 1849 where he remained until the spring of 1856, when, with his family started overland to Kansas, and got as far as Kirkidle, Iowa, and had to lay up on account of sickness in the family. He stayed there through harvest then took the trail leading up to Minnesota where he arrived late in the fall and went into winter quarters across the lake north of Waterville Village which consisted of one lone log cabin. He filed a pre-emption right on 160 acres in the town of Kilkenny, section 33, where he resided up to the time of has death. The funeral was held in Cordova, Monday Feb. 6, and his remains laid to rest beside those of his wife who shared his joys and sorrows for 67 years. May they rest in peace.
(Lord Brown was a grandson of Thomas Brown, one of the earliest settlers of Wyalusing township) Submitted by Leo Brown.

Wellsboro Agitator
September 14, 1892
A neat Republican campaign badge was shown us last week by JAMES A. BOYCE.  Two small squares of American plate glass are bound together by a strip of American tin plate.  Behind the glass are good portraits of Harrison and Reid, and through the edges of the glass can be read the mottoes, “Free Ballots” – “Honest Dollar” – and “Protect American Industries”.

Wellsboro Agitator
November 8, 1905
REV. JAMES BOYCE was nominated Saturday evening, without opposition, as candidate for Commander of George Cook Post, GAR.  The election of officers will be held on December 2nd.

Executrix’s Notice
Wellsboro Agitator
February 14, 1906
Letters testamentary on the last will and testament of JAMES A. BOYCE, late of Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA, deceased, having being granted to Joanna A. Garman, of Wellsboro, by the Register of said County, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate to pay the same at once, and all persons having claims against said estate are requested to present the same to Messers. Watrone, Marah, and Channell, Wellsboro,PA   Joanna B. Garman, Executrix – Jan. 10,1906