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Newspaper Clippings & Obituaries for Tioga, Bradford, Chemung Counties

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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.
 Tioga—Charles F. Reynolds died June 2 at his home, Cowanesque Street.  He was born July 5, 1854, and had lived in Farmington and Tioga Townships for the greater part of his life.  After 30 years as a farmer in Farmington Township he moved to Tioga borough, where he spent the last years of his life.  Mr. Reynolds was a member of Tioga Methodist Church.  He is survived by nine childre:  Mrs. Edith Bowker, Mrs. Eva Ehrstein and Mrs. Jannie Pierson of Rochester; Leslie Reynolds of Hornell; William Reynolds of Hollcomb, N.Y.; Lewis Reynolds of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Ethel Webster and Claude Reynolds of Tioga; Charles Reynolds of Red Creek; one brother, John Reynolds, of Tioga Township; 23 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Tioga Methodist Church, the Rev. Orey E. Crippen of the Tioga Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in EvergreenCemetery, Tioga.

 The death of Mrs. Jane Bryant, widow of William Bryant, occurred at her late home Sunday.  She had been in ill health for a long time, but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude.  Mrs. Bryant was a very quiet, unassuming Christian woman and will be greatly missed.  She is survived by one brother, Daniel Reynolds, and two step-sons, Jerome Bryant and Isaac Bryant.  The funeral will be held from Jerome Bryant’s, her home for many years. (Neither death date nor burial place included - doean anyone have that information? Let Joyce know. )

 Mrs. Jennie E. Reynolds Hanyen, widow of C. B. Hanyen, died at her home in Rutland, Penna., on Thursday evening, March 29, 1923.  Mrs. Hanyen was born in Sullivan, Penna., August 12, 1838, being the oldest daughter of Normal J. And Marie Argetsinger Reynolds.  Her paternal ancestors came to Pennsylvania from Rutland, Vermont, and made a settlement about two miles from her late home; the settlers named it in honor of their Green Mountain home in Vermont.  Her great-grandfather was one of the Green Mountain Boys, celebrated for their bravery in the Revelutionary war.  Her mother’s ancestors came from Holland.  Mrs. Hanyen went to Elmira, N.Y., to live when a young girl, and was educated in the Misses Thurston’s Private School for Girls.  Her marriage to C. B. Hanyan, a prosperous merchant of Elmira, took place on February 18, 1863.  They lived to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary; Mr. Hanyen passing away the following September.  For forty years Mrs. Hanyen had resided in Rutland, and during that time had endeared herself to a host of friends.  Her beautiful christian life, so full of devoted service to her Master; so replete with kindly deeds for her friends; and so unselfishly and lovingly given to her family, will not soon be forgotten, but its influence will be felt for years.  As long as strength would permit, she was an earnest, active worker in the Methodist church.  For many years she taught a class of young ladies in the Sunday school.  It was a source of great pleasure to her, at each succeeding Christmas time to receive messages of love from her Sunday school “girls” of long ago.  Throughout her long live, Mrs. Hanyen had always enjoyed good health.  Her death was caused by natural decline, and her passing out was quiet and peaceful.  She is survived by two daughters, M. Louise Hanyen, at home; Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer, of Mansfield, Pa., and two sons, Attorney Fred C. Hanyen, of Scranton, Pa., and Prof. C. B. Hanyen, Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; also one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Celia Bronson and W. H. Reynolds of Rutland; John Reynolds and C. F. Reynolds, of Tioga Pa.  The funeral services were held from the late home, Monday, April 2nd, conducted by Rev. C. D. Purdy, of Mansfield Methodist Church.  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.  The pall bearers were T. J. White, E. G. Gregory, H. J. Bond, M. V. Benson, F. C. White, L. M. Palmer.

 As the first rays of light shone over the eastern hills, in the early morning of September 29, 1927, the soul of M. Louise Hanyen left its earthly dwelling, and quietly and peacefully passed out into the Great Beyond.  Miss Hanyen had been a patient sufferer in the Robert Packeer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, for several weeks.  Following an operation, all the aid known to medical science was given her; everything that loving hands could do, to help ward off the progress of complications was done.  The tired body seemed unable to respond to the earthly call; but at daylight, when the Heavenly call came—“Tis enough, come up higher,” the struggling soul was willingly released and went joyfully on its celestial journey.  Thus has ended a beautiful life.  Miss Hanyen was born in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Cornelius B. And Jennie Reynolds Hanyen, both deceased.  She attended the schools in that city and later graduated from the Teachers College here.  She taught in the schools of Elmira for several years, retiring at the time of her father’s death to live at the family home in Rutland, Pa., with her mother.  Since the death of her mother, in 1923, she has spent the winter months with her sister, Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer, 50 St. James Street, and has made many friends here.  Miss Hanyen’s beautiful Christian character was exemplified in her daily life.  She had hosts of friends, whose hearts are greatly saddened by her going.  Miss Hanyen was a member of the First Methodist Church in Elmira; but during her stay in Rutland and Mansfield has been a devoted worker in the church of her choice.  She was president of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Roseville Church for several terms, and gave her time willingly for a cause that was dear to her heart.  The following relatives survive:  A sister, mrs. Blanche Hanyen Palmer, of Mansfield; two brothers, Attorney Fred C. Hanyen, of Scranton, and Prof. C. B. Hanyen, Superintendent of Schools, Kingston, Pa.; three nieces, H. Louise Palmer, a student in the college here; Mildred Hanyen Kocher, a student in Columbia University; Jennie M. Hanyen, a member of the faculty in Elmira College; one nephew, Howard R. Hanyen, advertising manager for Cleland, Simpson Co., Scranton.  The funeral services were largely attended on Saturday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer.  There was a great profession of beautiful flowers, many floral pieces being sent from friends living at a distance.  The service was in charge of Rev. W. W. Kehler, pastor of the Rutland Methodist Church.  Interment was in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.  Rexford Soper was the funeral director.  The pall-bearers were C. L. Longwell, W. W. Allen, John Farrer, W. S. Farrer, Prof. G. B. Strait, Fremont Walters, G. L. Palmer, M. V. Benson.

 Mrs. Furman Alderman, 65, of Savona, Wednesday morning, Mar. 5, 1952, at Bath.  A native of Jackson Township, Pa., she was the daughter of Leo and Hattie Wood Burrous, and had resided in Savona for 25 years.  Mrs. Alderman was a member of the Savona Federated Church.  Survived by son, S/Sgt. Furman Alderman Jr., stationed at Indiantown Gap, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. William Hardman of Niagara Falls; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Mulliken Funeral Home, Savona, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Harold Loughhead.  Seamen’s Cemetery, Savona.

BRACE, MRS. FRED Mittie Horton (SRGP 2925)
 Mrs. Fred Brace, 81, of Springfield, Pa.  Thursday morning, Dec. 29, 1949.  Survived by husband; daughter, Miss Doris Brace, at home; brother, Schuyler Horton, of San Diego, Calif; two nieces.  The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Arthur Morey, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

WILDE, LOUISA J (Real Name Unknown) (SRGP 8674)
 Mrs. Louisa J. Wilde died December 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leon Reynolds, in Roseville.  She is survived by three daughters and three sons, namely, Mrs. Sadie Keene, of Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Leon Reynolds, of Roseville; Mrs. Grove Mentor, of Mansfield; Will Wilde, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; Clarence Wilde, of Geneva, N.Y.; Charles Wilde, of near Halls, N.Y., and fourteen grandchildren; also two sisters and one brother.  Funeral services were held at the home of her son Charles Wilde, at 1:30 Thursday; interment in Shuman Cemetery.  She leaves a host of friends and relatives who sincerely mourn her death, as she was dearly beloved by all who knew her.

 Mrs. Nellie Robbins, age 90, of Corning, N.Y., formerly of Mainesburg, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1969.  Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Young officiated.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Survived by son, James Robbins, Baltimore, Md.; daughter, Mrs. Christine Gitler, Corning, N.Y.; one grandson, James Gitler, Corning.

 George Walter Robbins, 77 of Mansfield, RD 3, died Wednesday, May 27, 1959, at his home in Sullivan Township on the farm where he was born.  With the exception of a few years spent in Clearfield Co. And Troy, Pa. His entire life was spent in Sullivan Township.  In early life he was active as a farmer on the family homestead following which he was employed for many years by the Penna State Highway Dept.  For several years prior to his retirement he was associated with the Tioga County Agricultural Assn. In Wellsboro, Pa.  In 1906 he was married to Nellie S. Methven of Clymer, Pa., who survives with two children; a daughter, Mrs. Charles h. Githler of Corning, N.Y. and a son, James W. Robbins of Baltimore, Md. And one grandson James B. Githler.  Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield, Pa. On May 30, 1959 with the Rev. Gene Callihan officiating.  Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.

 Bert Richmond, 83, of 113 N. Main St. Alfred, N.Y., died at his home early Friday, March 3, 1961.  He was formerly of the vicinity of Mansfield.  Mr. Richmond was born in Tioga County and graduated from Mansfield State Normal School.  He taught school in the rural schools of Tioga County for many years and was later principal of Eldred, Pa. Schools until his retirement in 1931.  He moved to Alfred in 1932 and became interested in the Landscape Gardening business, which he conducted until the summer of 1960.  He is survived by sons, Joseph C. Richmond, Chevy Chase, Md. And Bert W. Richmond, Jr., of Alfred; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral was held at the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Alfred at 2 p.m. Monday.  The Rev. Hurley S. Warren officiated.  Burial was in the Alfred Rural Cemetery.  Mr. Richmond was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ananias Richmond, who lived on the farm beyond the Clark farm on the Elmira Road.  Mrs. Ananias Richmond was a sister of Thu VanNess, father of Mrs. Lenna VanNess Gibson of Mansfield and a daughter of Peter VanNess.  Other relatives are Lyle and Oscar Sherman.

 Mansfield—Janet, 15 months daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bryant of Richmond Township was injured fatally by her father’s automobile Sunday evening as the family was leaving home for a ride.  She died at 2 a.m. this morning from a badly fractured skull.  An older sister was holding Janet on her lap when the car started.  The door flew open and both girls were thrown to the ground, the infant’s head being struck by a wheel.  The child was removed to the office of Dr. Hugh G. Meaker of Mansfield, who worked over the patient almost to the moment of death.  Janet is survived by her parents and two sisters, Emma and Madeline.

 The regular monthly meeting of the World Wide Guild of Roseville was held at the home of Incel Tears on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m.  It was decided that the name of the local Guild should be the I.B.T. Chapter.  Two new members, Sylvene Aldrich and Helen Rundell, were added to our membership.  The Chapter will sponsor a Hot Dog Social in the basement of the Baptish Church, Saturday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m.  The public is invited.  The meeting was adjourned by sentence prayers and repeating the Guild Covenant.  Refreshments were served to Virginia Reynolds, Zelma Dierstien, Nelda Cooke, Venita Benson, Sylvene Aldrich, Helen Rundell, Hazel Straw, Incel Tears, Martha Crippen, and Anita Kiess.

 Wellon J. Smith celebrated his 80th birthday Nov. 11th at his home at Pine City, N.Y. RD.  Guests were Mrs. Marian Griffin, Mrs. Norman Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Reese and children, Wilbur Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest White and Mrs. Gerald Crum, all of Millerton; Clifford Crum of Roseville and Nora Kay and Keith Jennings of Webb Miles, N.Y.  In the evening friends called bringing gifts, cards, three birthday cakes and ice cream.  Mr. Smith was married in 1912 to the former Mae Crum of Covington.  After living two years in Mainesburg, they moved to an apartment over the Jackson Center Creamery.  For five years he took care of the milk production for farmers in that area and in 1916 competed with 84 other butter creameries sending butter samples to Penn State each month.  His average butter score was 93.7, winning first prize, a silver trophy, of which he is very proud.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith purchased the Hamilton homestead where they resided until Mrs. Smith died in Jan. 1951.  Mr. Smith worked the farm until two years ago when sickness and failing eyesight made it impossible for him to live alone and he now lives with his nephew Glenn Crum and Mrs. Crum at their home at Web Mills, Pine City RD.  His great nephew Gerald lives on the farm.  Mr. Glenn Crum, former Millerton RD 2 resident has been confined to a wheelchair for over a year due to a stroke.

 Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman and daughter, Delphine and son Lynn and Mr. Oscar Sherman were in Harrisburg Wednesday, where Mr. and Mrs. Sherman and son, Lynn were honored.  Lynn who with Alfred Sparling of Mansfield, were delegates to the 33rd Future Farmers of America State Convention, received the Keystone Farmer Degree.  This degree is the highest award the state can make to a young farmer and since it is awarded on a proportional basis, a boy must be of the highest calibre to earn it.  Since Lynn was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sherman’s to win this award, they too were called before the huge crowd in the Education Forum building and introduced and presented with a citation.  They were among seven parents so honored.  Walter E. Sherman was made Keystone Farmer in 1953, Milton E. received the degree in 1959 and Lynn in 1962.  This day-long convention was addressed by many leaders in Agriculture and Education from all over the state.  One of the principle speakers was William H. Johnson, Director of Public Relations, Farm Credit Bank, Baltimore, Md.  Clifford Snyder, Agriculture Instructor of the Wellsboro Schools also was honored.  (Handwritten date Jan. 10, 1962)

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 06 FEB 2001
By Joyce M. Tice