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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.
 Mrs. Antonette Smith was born in Sullivan township on November 19, 1863, and died at her home in Elk Run on September 26th, 1925.  She was one of the five children of William and Maryane Squires, all of whom have preceded her to the world beyond, except one brother, Reuben Squires, of Austinville.  She was married to W. H. Smith in 1880.  To them was born one child, Harry H.  Mrs. Smith was a woman who was loved and respected by all who knew her and although suffering from poor health for a number of years, she was never heard to complain and bore up under her affliction with great fortitude and resignation.  The funeral services were held from the residence in Elk Run at 11 o’clock Tuesday, September 29th, with Rev. C. G. McConnell officiating.  Burial in Gray Valley Cemetery.

 William H. Smith died at his home Monday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 a.m.  Death was due to heart trouble.  He had been active until the Sunday evening before when he was taken sick and a doctor called, but he did not recover.  Mr. Smith was born in Sullivan township, Sept. 4, 1859, the son of Thomas and Latricia Welch Smith.  He was educated in the schools of Sullivan township and spent his life there.  In 1880 he was married to Nettie Squires, also of  Sullivan, and to them one son was born, Harry H. Smith, who died in 1930.  Mr. William H. Smith died in 1925.   He was a member of the Grange and of the Odd Fellows Lodge, in both of which he took an active part.  Mr. Smith is survived by a grandson, Gordon H. Smith, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held from his late home in Sullivan Thursday Jan. 5, with the Rev. Carl McConnell officiating.  Interment was in the Gray Valley Cemetery.  (Handwritten date 1939)

MC CONNELL, MRS. J. B. Elisabeth Weaver (SRGP 2235)
 The funeral of Mrs. J. B. McConnell was held at the Methodist church at 1:30 p.m., Monday, the Reverend Ell Pitman and the Reverend Harold G. Stearns officiating.  Mrs. McConnell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Foster Updyke, on the Lowman Road, Friday morning.  A prayer service was held at the home Monday morning at 10 o’clock, and funeral services at the Mansfield Methodist church at 1:30 p.m.  Mrs. McConnell had spend her entire life in Sullivan.  She was a member of the Methodist church and was an active worker in the church and Sunday school.  She is survived by five children, Mrs. Foster Updyke, of Lowman,  Mrs. H. C. Beardsley, of  Columbia Cross Roads; Mrs. J. G. Frasier, of Pine City; Reverend C. G. McConnell, of Elmira, and James McConnell of Peoria.  (Handwritten date 1927)

 The funeral of Mrs. Melvina H. Garrison, who died in Austinville, was held at the Jobs Corners church Saturday afternoon, the Reverend C. G. McConnell officiating, interment in the Jobs Corners cemetery.  Mrs. Garrison was a former resident of Mansfield, and has many friends here.

 Jerome W. Bryant died at his home in Sullivan, Pa., at 9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 1926.  Death was due to a complication of diseases from which he had suffered since October.  He was born in 1850.  The eldest of four children of the late William and Lois Richmond Bryant.  He passed the entire seventy-six years of his life on the farm where he was born.  In 1903 he was united in marriage with Miss Stella Barnard, of Rushville, N.Y., by whom he is survived; also one brother, Isaac, of Mansfield survives.  He was an active and faithful member of the Elk Run church, with which he had been associated many years.  He was interested in all things pertaining to his community and a large number are left to miss his staunch and loyal friendship.  The funeral was held from his late home at 2:00 p.m., April 1.  Interment was in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery.  The Rev. F. I. Smith, of Mainesburg, a life-long friend of the deceased officiated.

 Andrew W. Squires died at the home of his cousin, B. B. York, January 14, aged 81 years.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Elk Run, where he was a faithful member, always attending service until failing health would not permit him to do so.  He was always ready to lend a hand to those in need.  His wife, Olive Squires, preceded him to the Better Land June 6, 1913.  He is survived by one brother, Wilbur of Nebraska, and a host of relatives and friends who will miss him very much.  The funeral was held at Mr. York’s home Janauary 16, at two o’clock, the Rev. Glen Bly officiating.  Burial in Squires cemetery at Gray Valley.

 Levi G. Robbins was born in Massachusetts on the second day of April, 1830, and died April 20, 1925.  He was the son of Ahas and Betsy Gloyd Robbins.  At the age of six years he moved with his parents to Robbins Hill, Sullivan Township, on the farm now owned by Arch Robbins.  His first wife was Mary Ann Doud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Doud, of Covington, and to this union were born ten children.  In 1890 Mrs. Robbins passed into the Great Beyond, and some time later Mr. Robbins married Mary Jane Burley, daughter, of Ebenezer and Lora Burley, who died in 1918.  Mr. Robbins resided in Sullivan Township until the year of 1922, when he became a resident of Mansfield.   He was 95 years and 17 days old, and in good health and very active until a short time before his death, which was due to old age.  For years Mr. Robbins conducted a woodwork and blacksmith shop in Robbins Settlement.  He was a jolly, good old man, a friend to everybody, always looking on the bright side; he led a quiet life.  He is survived by his son-in-law, Alvin Austin, of this boro, and 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.  His last child, Mrs. Alvin Austin, who died just a month and eight days previous.  Mr. Robbins survived his father’s family of five, and his own family of ten, an unusual occurrence.  The funeral was held at the home of his grandson, Ward Austin, on Thursday last, at two o’clock.  Rev. A. McCracken, the Disciple pastor, of Covington and Canoe Camp churches, which Mr. Robbins attended, officiated.  Singing was rendered by Ivan Sisson, of Covington.  The pall-bearers were his grandsons, Ward Austin, Lloyd Austin, Mark Ayres, Alfred Shults, Mervin Bement and Charles Bartlett.  Interment was in Mainesburg cemetery.

 Albert J. Stilwell, 42, died at the family home on the River Road, Mansfield, Monday, May 24, 1937, of pneumonia.  He was born in Jackson Township, Sept. 7, 1895, the son of Frank and Flora Gaige Stilwell.  He removed to Mansfield in 1913, and in 1917 enlisted at Fort Wri???, Washington, D.C. in Aviation Squadron, 481, Company D.  He was honorably discharged in ????.  He was married to Miss Gla??? Mudge on Aug. 9, 1921.  Mr. Stilwell was employed by the Dairymen’s League and for the past two years had been manager of the Neal Chicken Farm.  He was a member of Austin-Cox Post, American Legion, Besides his wife he leaves six children, Clarice, Lois, Arthur, Merle, Donald and Nineta Irene; his father, Frank Stilwell, Mansfield; a brother, Richard, Washington, D.C.

Earl G. MUDGE, 59, Mansfield, died March 18, 1964 at his home after an extended illness.
   He was well known for his athletic ability at the local high school and college where he excelled in basketball and football. An outstanding lineman, he was captain of the Mansfield State College football team. After college he played with Corning All-High, one of the strong semi-pro teams of that era.
   From 1926 to 1939 he was Project Engineer for Tioga, Bradford and Sullivan Counties.
   In 1940 he joined the management division of Curtis Wright Corporation in Woodbridge, NJ. After 16 years he retired and returned to Tioga County as owner and operator of Mudge Brothers Distributing Company in Blossburg. In 1962, he sold his business and entered partnership with his brother, Cole J. Mudge, in the American Oil Company, Covington, PA.
   He belonged to Holy Child Church of Mansfield and was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Blossburg and the General Assembly of the 4th Degree K of C of Williamsport and a member of the Mansfield Lions Club.
   Surviving are his wife, the former Regina Kelly; brother, Cole J. Mudge; sisters Mrs. Gladys Stilwell of Mansfield and Mrs. Florence Smith of Elmira, NY.
   Funeral was held March 21 from Shaw and Robena Funeral home and Holy Child Church with Father Martin A. Roche officiating. Burial was in St. Andrews Cemetery, Blossburg.

WATKINS, DANIEL  (Danforth) (SRGP 7630)
 Daniel Watkins died Monday evening on Newton Hill, at the home of his son, Will Watkins, after about a week’s illness.  He fell about a week ago from a window, and gradually failed since.  He was the father of Mrs. Jno. Cleveland, and had lived near Covington all his life.  He was a Civil war veteran.  A few years ago he bought the Jasper Smith farm above town and resided there until two years ago, when he went to live with his son.  Besides his two children, he is survived by Mrs. Watkins and several grandchildren.

 Frank Smith, aged 78, a prominent resident of Sullivan township, a brother of Mrs. Kelley Knowlton, of Canoe Camp, and father-in-law of Verne Sumner, of this place, died Friday in Blossburg.  He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Sumner, of Rochester; Mrs. Ethel Canedy, of Elmira, and Miss Gladys Smith, at home; one son, Paul Smith, of Troy; two brothers, Dennis Smith, of Troy, and Chauncey Smith, of Florida; three sisters, Mrs. George Lay, of Sylvania; Mrs. Kelley Knowlton, of Canoe Camp, and Mrs. Ellen Borden of Benton Harbor, Mich.  Harry Smith, proprietor of the Hotel Smith, at Mansfield, is a grandson.  Mr. Smith was a son of the late Ephriam Smith of Mainesburg, who built the large brick home at Mainesburg, one of the finest houses in the county, now owned by Fred Welch.  The funeral was held at the family home Sunday at ? a.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating; interment in the Mainesburg cemetery.  (Handwritten date – Jan. 1932)

 Mrs. Hettie Updyke, 81, widow of Lewellyn Updyke and one of Mansfield’s oldest residents, died Friday, May 14, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Wilson, 37 East Main Street, Mansfield.  She was a life long resident of Mansfield.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Homer Clark and Mrs. Robert Knapp; two brothers, Hiram Faulkner and Dan Faulkner; a sister, Mrs. Wesley Sams, all of Mansfield; also five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Mansfield M.E. Church.  Mrs. Anna J. Smith, 761 Laurel Street, Elmira, is a granddaughter of Mrs. Updyke.

 Mrs. Belvette Wilcox, aged 73, died February 15 at her home in Big Pond.  Funeral services were held from the home February 18, with burial in the Big Pond Cemetery.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kettie Mosher, and two granddaughters, Irene Mosher and Bernice Johns, all of Rochester, N.Y.

 The death of Miss Ella P. Cleveland occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nelson Love, at Smethport, Pa, Feb. 24th.  The funeral services were held at Smethport and the remains were brought to the Goodall cemetery in Richmond township, and interred February 27th.  The deceased was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Cleveland, who preceded her in death about thirty years ago.  She was born in Sullivan, September 16, 1875.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nelson Love and Mrs. Jed Stickels, both of Smethport, and one brother, William Cleveland, Lander, Wyoming.

 William Grant Stickler, 81, of Painter Run, Pa., died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 1938.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nellie Brace Stickler; five sons, Nelson, Fred, Liston and George of Painter Run and Mack of Elmira; two daughters, mrs. Ethel Bailey of Mansfield and Mrs. Eva Giles of Painter Run; 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home.  The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate.  Burial will be in Lawrence Corners, Pa.

STOUT, JOHN P. (SRGP 14523} [middle name is Truax]
 John P. Stout, 79, a blacksmith at Roseville, Bradford County, Pa. Many years, died this morning, Nov. 7, 1934, at 3:25 o’clock, at the family home in Roseville.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norman Williams at home; a grandson, John T. Williams; two great grandchildren, Thomas and Ruth Helen Williams; two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda M. King of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Mrs. Gertrude Sargeant of Troy, Pa.  The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa.

CLEVELAND, MRS. ANNIE MAE HALL (SRGP 7760) Name may be Inna or Ina
 Mrs. Annie Mae Cleveland died today at 10:50 at her home in Sullivan township, following an illness of several weeks.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the home and 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Mainesburg, the Rev. S. H. Snyder officiating; interment will be in the Mainesburg Cemetery.  Besides her husband, Eugene Cleveland, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  William Hall and Edward Hall, of Rushville, N.Y.; Mrs. Lydia Krisler, of Stanley, N.Y.; Brainard Hall of Geneva, N.Y. and John Hall, of Penn Yan, N.Y.  (Handwritten date—1933)

 The funeral of Mrs. Annie Hall Cleveland was held Friday at 1:30 p.m., at the family home in Sullivan township and at 2 p.m. at the Mainesburg Methodist Church, the Rev. S. H. Snyder officiating.  Interment was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.  Mrs. Cleveland was born at Potter, N.Y., February 2, 1869.  Thirty years ago she was united in marriage to Eugene Cleveland and came to Sullivan township to reside.  Mrs. Cleveland took an active part in community affairs and was a tireless worker in the Mainesburg Methodist church and its affiliated societies.  She was gifted with a congenial nature, and a kind and generous disposition that endeared her to all.  Besides her husband she is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  William and Edward Hall, of Rushville, N.Y.; Mrs. Lydia Kisler, of Stanley, N.Y.; Rainerd Hall, of Geneva, N.Y., and John Hall, of PennYan, N.Y.

 Mrs. Susan Chamberlain, 75, died Monday, April 10 at five o’clock P.M., at the family home in Mainesburg.  She is survived by her husband, T. H. Chamberlain and six children, eighteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one brother, A. B. Smith of Schodac.  She was born January 26, 1858, the daughter of Albert and Martha Smith of Richmond Twp., and was married to Thomas H. Chamberlain 53 years ago last April by Rev. H. C. Moyer, of Mansfield.  To this union were born eight children, Albert, deceased; Henry of Mainesburg; Leon, deceased, Harry of Miami, Fla; Frank of Wellsboro; Earl of Galeton; Ernest, of Mainesburg; and Mrs. Abel Ashley, of Troy.  The funeral was held in the family home Thursday, April 3, at 2 p.m.  The Rev. S. H. Snyder officiated.  Burial in the Mainesburg cemetery.

 On Saturday, April 20, 1929, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chamberlain observed the 50th anniversary of their wedding day by being guests of honor at a party held in Community Hall in Mainesburg.  Miss Susie Smith of Schodac, a well-known teacher, was united in marriage to Tom Chamberlain of Rutland on April 20, 1897, at Mansfield, by Elder Moyer.  With little but an enduring faith and love in each other, youth, ability, industrious, good health, and a clear vision of a happy home, children, and an adequate income to help themselves, and others, too, they started on life’s journey.  How their visions were realized was attested on this anniversary night, when they were surrounded by their children and by friends and relatives who gathered met out to Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain the need of respect and esteem which is the just homage due success.  The following children were present:  Henry and Ernest of Mainesburg, Luella Chamberlain Ashley also of Mainesburg, Earl of Galeton, Frank of Mansfield.  Their oldest child, Bert, died some two years ago, and one son died in his youth.  Harry of Miami, Fla., was not present but sent his message of love, wrapped about a $10 gold piece.  The dining room of the Community Hall was taken up by three large tables, yellow being the color scheme of the decorations, carried out by gold paper festoons and centerpieces of yellow rose buds.  The bride and groom’s table was more beautiful by the bride’s cake, an immense mound of toothsome whiteness, surrounded by 50 lighted candles.  The color scheme of gold color was carried out in a practical manner by the children and friends, who presented Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain with the gold pieces, fourteen in number, with a few plebian bills for contrast.  The evening was made merry by playing old fashioned games and singing old time songs.  The family of Bert Smith of Schodac, brother of Mrs. Chamberlain with an orchestra of four pieces, made excellent music and all were delighted with the dance number by Miss Berthalda Chamberlain of Rutland.  The evening closed by eating ice cream and cake, one’s capacity being the only limit.  Those waiting on table were:  Misses Evelyn Barlett, Dorris Seymour, Marietta Stauffer, Dorothea Reese and Welch Harvey.  In departing, the guests wished Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain many more happy anniversaries.

 Mrs. Mattie Walker French died November 22 at her home in Rutland township, aged 58 years.  She was the eldest daughter of Hugh and Emma Walker.  She was married to Henry French May 24, 1899.  Mrs. French had been in ill health for a number of months.  She was highly esteemed in the community in which she lived, always ready to help those in need, and with her amiable and merry disposition made friends wherever she went.  She is survived by her husband, henry French, two children, Jay, of Paterson, N.J., and Amy, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Wilson, of Horseheads, N.Y., and Mrs. Willard Brace, of Mansfield, and one brother, the Rev. W. D. Walker, of Varysburg, N.Y.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Roseville, to Rev. Pendlebury, pastor of the Methodist Church of Millerton, officiating; interment in the Roseville Cemetery.

 Mrs. Lourinda Gould Dunbar died Saturday morning at her home at East Troy, following a few hours’ illness of heart trouble.  Mrs. Dunbar was the daughter of mr. and Mrs. George Gould and was born in Rutland township twenty-five years ago.  When she was a child the family moved to Richmond township and she entered the Mansfield schools, graduating from the Mansfield Senior High School and the State Teachers College.  Following her graduation she taught in the schools of Bradford county.  Three years ago she was united in marriage to Willis Dunbar and went to East Troy to make her home.  Of a pleasing personality and unusual ability, she was held in high esteem and her sudden death came as a shock to a large circle of friends.  Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Virginia May; her parents; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Gustin, of Burlington, and two brothers, Wells Gould, of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Alfred, of Florida.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church at East Troy, of which she was a member.  Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  (Handwritten date – 1933)

 Bert Worden, 60, died Friday at 1 p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie Wheeler, on Elmira Street, following an illness of three days.  Mr. Worden was the son of William and Caroline Makley Worden, and was born in Rutland Township June 10, 1873.  He spent his entire life in Rutland and vicinity, where he was respected by all who knew him.  He was a member of the Methodist church of Roseville.  Besides Mrs. Wheeler, Mr. Worden is survived by another sister, Mrs. Louise Baird of Tioga, and one brother, Henry Worden, of Sylvania.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Wheeler and at 3 p.m. at the Roseville Methodist Church, the Rev. Orey Crippen of Tioga, officiating; interment in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville.   (Handwritten date – 1933)

 Thursday afternoon a wave of sorrow swept over our community when word went out that the Angel of Death had entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcox and taken their daughter Helen.  She was fifteen years of age and had been ill most of the time for the past two years, and was confined to her bed for all except a few months of this time.  She attended the school in Roseville the few months she was able, and never missed Sunday School when her health permitted.  She never doubted God’s presence and keeping, never complained, but had a smile for everyone, up to the last.  Everything possible was done to alleviate her suffering and if possible spare her life.  But she gradually grew worse and about one o’clock Thursday afternoon, March 23, 1933, her spirit took its flight and the Gates of Heaven were opened and God’s Angels were awaiting to escort this loved one into the City Not Built With Hands—a city without grief or graves, without sin or sorrow.  She leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, and one sister, Mrs. Damon Holton, of Norristown, Pa., besides numerous friends and relatives; for no one knew her but to love her.  The funeral was largely attended on Sunday afternoon, at the Baptist Church, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. The remains were tenderly laid at rest in the Roseville Cemetery to await the glad reunion on the resurrection morn.  The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.

 C. Ellery Wilcox, 71, a farmer residing near Roseville, was almost instantly killed last Thursday when he was struck by an automobile driven by Joseph D. Quick, of 509 Broadway, Elmira, while crossing the highway near his home.  Mr. Wilcox, who was the father of Sheriff John N. Wilcox, did not hear the approach of the automobile.  He was said to have been hard of hearing.  Mr. Quick in a statement made, said that he used every effort to avoid the accident.  Dr. Nye was summoned and pronounced death due to a fractured skull and broken neck.  Mr. Wilcox had resided in that vicinity for many years, and was widely known.  He is survived by his widow; three children, Mrs. Art L. Benson, of Roseville, Sheriff John N. Wilcox, of Wellsboro, and W. Earl Wilcox, of Elmira, and a sister, Mrs. Lewis Soper of Austinville.  The funeral was held from the Roseville Methodist Church, Sunday, the Reverend Charles Garrett officiating; interment in Watson Cemetery.

 Mrs. Sadie Cleveland Love died November 13 at her home in East Smethport, Pa., after a short illness of pneumonia.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cleveland and was born in Schodac 57 years ago.  She is survived by her husband Nelson Love, two sons, Grant and Clark, two daughters, Mrs. Miller Stichles and Mrs. Bert Mosher; seven grandchildren and one brother, William Cleveland, and a sister, Dora, all of East Smethport.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the home with burial in the East Smethport Cemetery.

 Malon S. Cleveland died at his home in Schodac on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1898, aged 57 years and 11 months.  His wife died four years ago.  The leave seven children, having buried two—Adebert, of Plainview, Nebraska, Mrs. Wallace Sherman, Mrs. Clarence Smith, Cora Bird, Ray and Ralph.  He was a brother of Harvey Cleveland, of Sullivan, Horace, of Bradford, McKean county, and Salina Cleveland, of Elk Run.  He was a prosperous farmer, a member of the G. A. R. And has faithfully discharged the duties of various township offices.  An upright man has gone.  None speak of his character, but mention his virtues.  He was kind and loving in his family and true to his friends, who are legion.

 Last Friday afternoon this neighborhood was thrown into a state of great excitement when the news of the tragic death of Carl Cleveland became known.  He with his brother had been sprouting potatoes in the cellar.  About 2 o’clock he went to the barn to let out the cows, and when he had been gone longer than his brother thought necessary the latter went to investigate and found him in the silo dead.  A short time ago he had suffered from mumps and he had not fully recovered from them.  He was nervous and despondent at times but was able to be about.  Dr. Harkness of Mansfield, and Dr. William F. White of Wellsboro were called, and decided that death was caused by falling from the top of the silo to the concrete bottom below.  Carl Cleveland was the youngest son of Addin and Sarah Beardsley Cleveland, born May 9, 1872.  In April 1898, he was married to Anna Goodall.  She passed into the great beyond April 28, 1901, and their infant son died in June 1901.  He and his brother, Merton G. Had always been partners on the farm where his life was spent.  They had never entered into any business transactions without first consulting each other.  He was an honest, upright citizen, and a good neighbor; a man who will be greatly missed.  He was an active member of North Elk Run Grange; also a member of the Bradford County Milking Shorthorn Breeder’s Association.   Those who mourn his loss most deeply are his brother, above mentioned, and two nieces, Celia and Florence, and three nephews, Lester and Carl, at home, and Lyle of Wellsboro.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late home, interment being made in the Seamon Cemetery by the side of his wife and son.  The Rev. L. M. Sparks of Covington, officiated.  The services at the grave were in charge of North Elk Run Grange.  His brother and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

 Thomas H. Brown, 70 years old, died at his home near Mansfield, at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday night, after a long illness.  Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva B. Brown, and one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Jenkins, also five sons, William, Fay, Everett, Clarence and Howard, one sister, Mrs. M. L. Powell, and one brother, James C. Brown; twelve grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.  Mr. Brown was a highly respected citizen and a member of the M. E. Church, of Lawrence Corners.  He was born at Avon, N.Y., and has always been a farmer.  He was a member of the Washington Camp, No. 828, P.O.S. of A., of Rutland.  The funeral was held at the M.E. Church at Lawrence Corners, at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 26, Rev. Kehler officiating.  (Handwritten date  1932 - but Watson Burial records give dates as 1856-1927)

 Mrs. Helen Haynes, 75, Town of Big Flats, died Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.  She is survived by a son, Burr Haynes of Corning; two brothers, Samuel and Eugene Wood of Troy, Pa.  The body is in the Mathews & VanBuskirk funeral home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Tues. At 10 a.m.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

 Burr Eugene Wood, 75, died at the family home in Troy, Pa., Thursday evening, Nov. 5, 1936.  Surviving are three sons, Purley and Walter H. Wood of Troy and Paul Wood of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Campbell of Troy; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and a brother Samuel, of Sylvania.  A prayer service will be held at the home Saturday at 3 p.m. and the funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church, the Rev. James Carter officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

 It was a great shock to the community when it was announced early Tuesday morning that Ray Kennedy had died at 3 o’clock that morning.  He had been ill only since Friday, and pneumonia developed on Sunday, which disease makes quick work.  Mr. Kennedy was a man of a quiet nature, and a man devoted to his family.  He had friends everywhere, and was a kind and thoughtful neighbor.  He will be greatly missed, not only in his home where friends were dearest, but in the community at large.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hallock Kennedy and leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, who was Miss Emma Bartlett; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Shelman, of Rutland, and two sons, Gerald and Donald, besides two brothers, Roy (twin) and Will Kennedy, and three sisters, Mrs. Lepha Benson, Mrs. Mary UpDyke, of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Grace Wright of Columbia X Roads, Pa.  The funeral will be held at his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

WILSON, MRS. JAMES Ella Ellis (SRGP 54575)
 Mrs. Ella Ellis Wilson, 69, was found dead in bed at her home on the Newtown Road about 1 p.m. Tuesday.  Death was caused by a heart attack.  The daughter of Orrin and Nancy Ellis, she was born at Fabius, N.Y., September 11, 1868.  In 1884 she was married to James D. Wilson and resided on the Pickel Hill road until about 40 years ago, when the family moved to their present home on the Newtown Road.  Mrs. Wilson was held in the highest esteem in the community in which she had spent so many years, and she will be remembered for her ready smile and friendly disposition that made for her lasting friendships.  She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Painter Run.  Surviving are her husband, two sons, Ervin and Lee Wilson, both of Mansfield; a daughter, mrs. Edna Lockwood, Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Wilson and Mrs. Nora Walters, Elmira, and Mrs. Clara Rarick, Mansfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The great grandchild was born Tuesday soon after Mrs. Wilson’s death to Chester and Elsie Wilson Case of Mansfield.  A daughter Lepha, died several years ago.

BRACE, EDWARD W. (SRGP 17157) Name is Edson M., not Edward
 Edward W. Brace, a respected resident of Richmond township for many years, died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his son-in-law, John Phillips, of heart disease.  He would have been 81 years old on January 27 next.  He lumbered in this vicinity for many years and had a wide circle of friends.  He is survived by two brothers, O. C. And Eugene Brace, of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. D. W. Stone.  Two of his daughters died when young girls, and the third, Mrs. John Phillips, died eight years ago last February.    A grandson, William Phillips, and a great grandson, John Phillips, survive him.  The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m., in the Lawrence Corners church, the Rev. Freas Hess, of Jackson, officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrence Corners cemetery.

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 06 FEB 2001
By Joyce M. Tice