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 Mrs. Elizabeth Bechtol of 401 Broadway, widow of George T. Bechtol.  Wednesday night, Oct. 14, 1953.  Mrs. Bechtol was a member of Centenary Methodist Church.  Survived by brothers, Charles and Albert Messing, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and where funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m  the Rev. ?? D. Peale.  Woodlawn

 Leon I. Buckley 85, of 219 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, died Friday at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks.  Mr. Buckley, a resident of the Heights for 77 years, was a former president of the Heights Board of Education (1931) and had served a previous term on the board in 1916.  He had been a member of the Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church for 72 years at the time of his death.  Mr. Buckley was a former Heights fire chief having first joined the department in 1902.  He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union for over 60 years and a member of the Oak Ridge Lodge IOOF, since 1906.  Born in Arnot, he moved to this area with his family in 1892.  He was a partner in the construction business with his father for many years and later served as construction foreman for Streeter Associates in Elmira.

 Miss Florence Messing Bechtol of 302 ½ Broadway died at 7:30 a.m., Friday, July 31, 1942.  She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church and the Fillae Regis Sunday School Class, and was a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute.  She is survived by her father, Walter Messing; her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Bechtol; and three brothers, Charles, Frederick and Herman Messing of Millerton.  The body is at the Wilson Funeral Home and will be taken to the home Saturday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home Monday afternoon at a time to be announced.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Stuart W. Bartlett of 4061 Rockwell Ave., Horseheads. Body at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday t 2 p.m. the Rev. Daniel A. Thomas and the Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Bridgewater, Sept. 23—Mrs. Susan Colgrove, widow of John Gilbert Pierce, died at her home, Saturday morning.  She would have reached her 87th birthday Tuesday.  She was born in Edmeston, September 24, 1825, daughter of Asa and Eunice Mather Colgrove.  They were the parents of 11 children, the youngest of whom was 30 years old before death came to the family circle.  Mrs. Pierce, who was the last to survive, was the 10th child.  Her mother was a descendant of Cotton Mather.  The Colgrove family came from England to New England and then to Edmeston.  December 14, 1848, at the home of her parents, in Edmeston, Miss Susan Colgrove married J. Gilbert Pierce.  After a year in the town of Paris they purchased and moved to the farm home where they lived thenceforth.  She was a typical helpmate, capable, industrious, thrifty, filling well her part in the home, church and community, mothering well her children and opening her home for hospitality.  Mr. Pierce died April 16, 1884, since which time his widow had lived in the same home with her daughter, Miss Bessie Pierce and her son, J. Davis Pierce.  She united with the historic Taylor Hill Baptist Church in early girlhood and for 63 years has been a member of the Cassville Church in which she and her family have been continuous and faithful workers.  Mrs. Pierce has been able to go about to many family or neighborhood gatherings until the past year.  Her daughter, Miss Bessie Pierce, devoted her life to her mother in all her later years.  Her son and her grandchildren joining in attention to this aged member of the family.  Besides her son and daughter, Mrs. Pierce is survived by six grandchildren, Mrs. C. L. Hook of Elmira; Charles L. Pierce of Rochester; Roy E. Pierce of Bridgewater; Rev. Arthur Pierce of Princeton, NJ.; Miss Florence Pierce of Rochester, Gilbert Pierce of Bridgewater; also two great-grandchildren.

 Miss May Cunningham, of Columbia Cross Roads, died in Elmira, on January 6, following an operation for peritonitis.  The decedent was about 22 years old and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmre Cunningham, of Columbia Cross Roads.  She went to visit her cousin, Mrs. Maude Bennett, at Elmira Heights, and became very ill a few days later.  She was removed to the Arnot Ogden hospital for treatment.

 When a person is suddenly taken away out of the midst of life’s activities the change affects many others.  This is all the more true when the life is one filled with those works of helpfulness for which we all need from time to time to call upon others.  A month ago Mrs. Cass was studdenly stricken down with an apoplectic stroke.  Within a week she recovered much of her strength, but there were symptoms that the recovery was but temporary.  On March 21, another severe stroke came, under which she lingered without recovering consciousness until late on March 26, when she died.  Helen Marr (Bentley) Cass was born at Lawrence Corners, April 29, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. Bentley.  Two sisters and two brothers survive her—Mrs. John Luckey, of Troy; Mrs. Richard Longbothum and Messrs. Eugene N. And William W. Bentley, of Mansfield.  In 1877 she was married to Edwin M. Cass and came to live in Mansfield, but moved soon to Canoe Camp, where they lived fifteen years, and then returned here.  The oldest daughter, Edith, married William Ellenberger, of Troy, and she died in 1901.  The other children, all of whom survive her, are Sadie (Mrs. William H.) Curtis, Hattie L., Augusta B., Reed N., and Susie L.  When 16 years old she united with the Methodist church, and remained a consistent member to the end of her life.  She was an active member of the Ladies’ Aid Society and the W.C.T.U.  Her life was filled with manifold cares and activities.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. J. Gregory, and the home was filled to overflowing with those who came to render their last tribute of respect.

 Edgar E. Carr died on Wednesday night last at his home, 186 Chemung street, Corning, NY.  The funeral was held on Saturday.  Burial was in the Millport, NY. Cemetery.  Mr. Carr passed his young manhood in Millport.  Decedent was 62 years old and is survived by his widow, two sons, Harry E. Carr, of Brooklyn, NY; A.T. Carr, of Corning, and two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Ramsdell, of East Orange, NJ. And Carrie L. Carr, at home.  Mr. Carr was at one time an employee of the Rose Cigar Company, and during his residence in Mansfield made many friends, who learned of his death with deep regret.  Upon leaving Mansfield, he located in Covington, where he was engaged in business a few years.  For several years prior to his death, Mr. Carr was a cigar manufacturer in Corning.

 While working in the woods near Slate Run last week, John Chamberlain, of Mainesburg, was struck on the head by a falling limb, injuring him so seriously that he died on the train before reaching Williamsport, where his friends were taking him to a hospital.  Mr. Chamberlain was 46 years old and is survived by two children and a brother, Thomas Chamberlain, of Mansfield.

 Mrs. Helen McCauley Conroy, wife of John Conroy of Montour Falls, died at the Shepard Relief Hospital, Montour Falls, at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 1942, after a week’s illness.  Mr. and Mrs. Conroy formerly lived on Mt. Zoar St., Elmira.  Mr. Conroy was assistant superintendent of the A&P Tea Stors for 22 years.  Survivors, in addition to her husband are two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Schuyler and Mrs. Julia Parsons of Elmira; two brothers, Frank J. McCauley of Watkins Glen and John B. McCauley of Ithaca.  Funeral Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Vedder Funeral Home, Montour Falls, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen.  Burial in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira.

 Funeral service for Mrs. Ruth Churchill of Pine City, formerly Miss Ruth Millicent Bates of Westfield, Pa., was held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bates at Westfield.  Mrs. Churchill, at the time of her death was a teacher at Pine City, was born at Brookfield Township, Westfield, April 18, 1900.  She was a graduate of Westfield High School, class of 1917 and of the Horseheads Teachers training class of 1928.  She has taught school for three years in Chemung County.  Mrs. Churchill became ill after going to her parents home to spend the Christmas holidays.  She was taken to the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  A major operation was performed.  Mrs. Churchill died Monday, Dec. 29.  A talented musician and singer, Mrs. Churchill was a member of the Alert Chapter O.E.S. at Elmira Heights, the Rebekah and Philathea class at Westfield.  She was a devoted member of the Elmira Centenary Methodist Church, giving much of her time to a Sunday school class and the choir of which she was a member.  Mrs. Churchill is survived by her husband, LaVern Churchill, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bates of Westfield, Pa., and her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Gardner of Westfield, Pa.

 W. W. Kelley, his son, Harry, and daughter, Lena, were guests of Mr. Kelley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kelley, on Sunday last.
 Mr. and Mrs. Otis Merrick recently welcomed a baby daughter to their home.
 The Sopertown butter factory resumed operations on Monday, with Charles Smith as buttermaker.
 W. B. Reynolds was in town recently, calling on old friends.  He is looking fine for an old soldier.
 J. M. Sweely is suffering from an eye difficulty.
 Mr. Bridges, of Elmira, the well known painter, has engaged in business here for the summer.
A. C. Young went to Elmira on Monday last, where he will be employed as an undertaker.  His
departure is a blow to Roseville, as he is chief burgess, superintendent of the Sunday school, and a fine man all around.
The Aid Society of the M. E. church will meet at the parsonage on Thursday for dinner.
Mrs. A. Wilcox of Mosherville, was a guest last week of her daughter, Mrs. T. W. Johns.
Mrs. G. W. Palmer is able to be about, after a month’s illness of the grip.
Dr. O. S. Nye’s parents and sister came from Buffalo, NY, the first of the month to spend the summer in Roseville.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred wilcox were guests on Sunday last of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Johns.
Mrs. Argetsinger was in Elmira last week on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Wilson will return this week from Florida, where they passed the winter.

 Mansfield—Mrs. Susie Keenedy Colony, 79, died Friday, ?? 1, 1950.  The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hallock Kennedy, of Rutland, she lived in Mansfield since the time of her marriage.  She was a member of Elizabeth Rebecca Lodge, Mansfield Methodist Church and the Helpful Home Circle.  She is survived by her husband, George H. sons, Robert, of Montrose and Hallock, Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lehpa Benson and Mrs. Grace Wright, both of Elmira; a brother, Roy Keenedy of Rutland (rest unreadable)

 Roseville, April 7,--The home of Charles Cudworth, proprietor of the general store here, was destroyed by fire which started this morning at about 7 o’clock, it is believed from a chimney.  The house was owned by William Hall of Elmira.  Loss is estimated at $1,500.  Most of the furniture on the lower floor was carried from the house.  A bucket birgade was formed to protect adjoining property.

DAVIS, A. L. (SRGP 13734)
A. L. Davis, a well known barber of this city, died on Monday at 1 p.m. at the family home, 511
Spaulding street, aged 50 years.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Effie, at home; one brother, John C. Davis, of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. I. C. Bosworth, of Mansfield, Pal, and Mrs. Elwyn Soper, of Rutland, Pa.  The decendent was a member of Big Flats Lodge, No. 378, F. and A. M.  Mr. Davis conducted the West End barber shop for some time, but for the past two months has been located in south Main street.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.  The Big Flats Masons will have charge of the committal services in Woodlawn cemetery.  The Rev. A. E. Atwater will officiate—Elmira Star Gazette.

 Charles E. Dix of DeLand, Fla., formerly of Millport, Friday, Aug. 14, 1953.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lucia B. Dix; son, Lewis B. Dix of Gillett, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Albert James of Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren.  The funeral was held Monday at Orlando, Fla.

 Willis C. Daggett, 74, late of 785 West Third Street, died unexpectedly late Wednesday afternoon of a heart seizure.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Chatfield, Daggett; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Ford of Elmira and Mrs. W. Thomas White of Rochester; a son, Durland C. Daggett of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Isabell Updyke of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Edith Duell of Schafer, ND.; two brothers, Fred of Rushville and George, Canada; also three grandchildren.  Mr. Daggett was a member of Ivy Lodge, F. & A. M.; Cashmere Grotto, M.O.V.P.E.R., and Honor Roll of the Pennsylvania Railroad.  The body reposes in the Smith & Fudge funeral home and will be removed to the family home late this afternoon.  The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The Rev. J. W. Faust will officiate.

 Mrs. Leonora Decker of 261West Clinton street, died this morning.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Lloyd of Buffalo.  The decedent was a survivor of Revolutionary War ancestry, her great grand father Moses Hall, and grandfather Nathaniel Hall having been soldiers of that war.  Mrs. Decker was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Big Sisters Sunshine Circle and class No. 24 of the First Methodist Church Sunday School.  The remains were removed to the Harrington undertaking rooms, where a private funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m., the Rev. John Richards to officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.  Please omit flowers.

 Services will be held today for Dr. Philip H. Decker, 66, of 715 Gramplan Boulevard, an eye surgeon noted for developing a new method of closing incisions after cataract operations.  He died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1960, at the Williamsport Hospital after suffering a massive cerebral hemorrhage in his home.  Dr. Decker was in guarded health after suffering a stroke several years ago.  Prominent in his field throughout the U.S., Dr. Decker had published an explanation of his surgery technique in several leading medical journals.  He also had color movies taken of the procedure and showed them at many meetings of eye specialists.  The technique was used by surgeons in this country and abroad.  In 1948, Dr. Decker was invited to read a paper on his technique and to show the film at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Opthamology at Havana, Cuba.  Dr. Decker performed hundreds of cataract operations and had patients throughout Pennsylvania.  Born May 7, 1894, at Silver Birches Farm near Montgomery, he attended Clinton Township schools and the old Muncy Normal School.  At the age of 18, he taught in a one-room school in the township.  Later, he was a salesman for the William Decker Furniture Company at Montgomery.  Mr. Decker was his uncle.  Dr. Decker entered the Medico Chirurgical Medical School at Philadelphia, now a part of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he received his degree in 1917.  Commissioned a navy surgeon, he served aboard destroyers in the Atlantic during the remainder of the First World War.  Leaving the service with the rank of lieutenant, Dr. Decker served his internship in Chester Hospital at Chester.  He practiced general medicine at Warrensville and this city before taking post-graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Wills Eye Hospital in 1922 and 1923.  Then, he opened an office here and specialized in eye, ear, nose and throat work.  In 1936 and 1937, Dr. Decker worked in the eye clinic of Sir Henry Holland in India.  In later years, and before his recent retirement, Dr. Decker restricted his practice principally to eye surgery.  A flying enthusiast, Dr. Decker was one of the first area civilians to obtain a pilot’s license.  He soloed in 1929.  An ardent traveler, he had visited most of the United States.  He traveled extensively in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and countries of Europe and Asia.  Dr. Decker was a member of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Opthamology.  In 1925, he was vice president of the Lycoming County Medical Society, of which he was a member for many years.  A member of the consulting staffs of Williamsport Hospital and Divine Providence Hospital, Dr. Decker also took an active interest in city civic affairs.  He was a member of most groups seeking to improve this area through the years.  Dr. Decker was a director of the First National Bank for a number of years.  A golf advocate, he also was a member of the  (rest of article missing)

 C. Lafayette Elliott died at his home in Sopertown, near Roseville, Pa., on Tuesday morning, February 13, aged fifty-five years.  He had been in poor health for some time past, but failed rapidly during the past few weeks.  He was a very patient sufferer.  He was born in Charlestown township; was married thirty-three years ago to Miss Arvilla Ridge, with whom he lived very happily until his death.  To them were born three sons—Clarence, Charles and Clifford, who were living at home with him at the time of his death and who will miss him as a friend and counselor.  He was a very kind and indulgent husband and father.  He also leaves a mother living at Coudersport, Pa., one sister, Mrs. Chester Johnson, of Wellsboro, Pa., one brother, Gibson Elliott, who lives in Kansas, and a legion of friends that grieve with the bereaved ones in their loss.  He lived in and around Covington until about ten years ago, when he moved into Rutland township, and he has lived in different communities in the township, and we can only hear this said of him; “He was a good neighbor, upright in his dealing, sociable, accommodating, true to his convictions and his friends, and his neighbors always regretted to have him leave a community.”  Men possessing these noble attributes make the world better by their living in it and when such men are removed by death we miss them.  The writer of this mourns the loss of one who was ever to him the manliest of men and the truest of friends.  The funeral was held on Thursday, February 16, at 2 p.m. from the Disciple church in Covington.  The Rev. S. Barrett, of Roseville, officiated, assisted by the Rev. S. W. Burrell, of Covington.  Burial in Covington cemetery.

 The funeral of Mrs. John B. Frantz, late of 812 West First Street, was held Saturday afternoon.  Mrs. Frantz and her husband conducted “Riverside View,” a popular bathing resort and picnic grounds at Fitch’s Bridge years ago.  In the days before the automobile “Riverside View” was one of the best known family outing places in this vicinity.  The bathing facilities and picnic grounds were extensively used by residents of Elmira and nearby towns.  The restaurant conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Frantz  at “Riverside View” was famous for its chicken dinners.  The place was particularly popular with members of stock companies at Rorick’s Glen.  When the resort was opened, it was located on the east side of the north approach to the bridge.  As patronage demanded more extensive facilities a new and larger place was opened on the west side.  With the advent of the automobile, Elmirans sought diversion in more distant places and “Riverside View” was closed about 20 years ago.  In recent years Mrs. Frantz was a familiar figure on Elmira Streets.  Despite her more than four score years, she made frequent trips to the business district and took great delight in visiting the stores.  Her friendliness and keen sense of humor made her a favorite with the clerks.  Some years ago Mr. and Mrs. Frantz sold wreaths at Christmas in the business area.  The wreaths were made by Mr. Frantz and were sought after by many Elmirans.  Mr. and Mrs. Frantz were married for more than 60 years.

 Mrs. Anna Fuhrman, late of 466 Franklin Street, died this morning, Monday, Aug. 5, 1935, at 2 o’clock of an apoplextic seizure, which she suffered Sunday at 9 a.m.  Mrs. Fuhrman was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Porter of Elmira.  Mr. Porter was an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad many years.  She is survived by her husband, Harry K. Fuhrman, a member of the hardware firm of Gridley, Fuhrman and Martin; a daughter, Miss Marian Fuhrman at home; a son, Daniel K. Fuhrman of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Boyd Sheasley of Elmira; Mrs. A. H. Murphey of Mount Vernon, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Fuhrman was a member of Centenary M. E. Church; Loyal Chapter, OES, and the WCTU.  The funeral will be held in the family home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. C. C. ??? will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Miss Dorothy Helen Forsythe, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton E. Forsythe of Detroit, Mich., formerly of this city, died at the family home Saturday, aged fourteen years.  Miss Forsythe had been ill about three weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe accompanied the remains to this city Sunday, arriving here at midnight, and to the home at 400 Mt. Zoar street, occupied by the parents of Mrs. Forsythe, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Gleason.  The decedent is survived by the parents, two brothers, Elmer and Eugene, and one sister, Margaret.  The funeral will be held at 400 Mt. Zoar street Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.  The Rev. John F. Hall will officiate.  Burial in Athens, Pa.

 Mrs. Mary E. Fuller, late of 508 Herrick Street, died this morning at the home of friends in Millport, where she had been visiting.  She had no near relatives.  Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Centenary M. E. Church.  The body reposes in the Smith & Fudge funeral home and Monday morning will be removed to the home of Burtt E. Sweet, 1236 West Water Street, where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. A. S. Cox of Caton will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Harold E. Fuller of 508 Herrick Street died at St. Joseph’s Hospital Wednesday evening of concussion of the brain received in an automobile accident June 29.  Mr. Fuller, with four others, was en route to Sullivanville when their car crashed into a telephone pole at Lake Street and McCann’s Boulevard.

 Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Fellows, on September 27, removing to the better land their infant daughter, Bernice Gwendoline, aged 6 months and 27 days, and bringing sorrow and sadness to the bereaved parents.

 Mrs. Martha D. Fudge, 89, of 452 South Avenue died Tuesday morning, Mar. 9, 1937.   She is survived by a son Wilbur G. Fudge, three granddaughters, Mrs. Philip McKinney of Elmira; Miss Mary J. Fudge of Philadelphia, Miss Laura I. Fudge of Canandaigua; a great grandson, Edward McKinney.  Mrs. Fudge was a member of the Centenary M. E. Church and the Sandford class.  The body is in the Smith & Fudge funeral home, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Russell S. Brown, Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Henry Oldroyd died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 1936, at the family home, 350 South Main Street.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Oldroyd, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Connelly, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Menzo Avery of Pine City and Mrs. Drick Brewer of Elmira.  The body is in the Wilson funeral home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. the Rev. Russell S. Brown officiating.

 Mrs. Mary Edith Updyke, 72, of 711 College Ave., died Monday, Oct. 28, 1940, at her home.  She leaves a daughter, Miss Maude Updyke, at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Colony of Mansfield, Pa. and Mrs. Leafie Benson and Mrs. Grace Wright, both of Elmira; two brothers, William and Roy Kennedy, both of Roseville, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.  The body was removed to the Soper funeral home at Troy and will be returned Tuesday morning to the family home on College Ave., where friends may call and where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Orey Crippen of Roseville officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

PALMER, Lewis M.

 Mrs. J. Blanche Palmer, died Wednesday at the family home, 50 St. James Street, Mansfield, Pa.  She is survived by her husband, Lewis M. Palmer, a daughter Mrs. Harriet Louise Palmer of Mansfield; two brothers Fred C. Hanyen of Scranton, Pa. and Colle B. Hanyen of Wiles-Bare, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the family home, Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Harold G. ???? (rest not readable)

 Mrs. Emma Argetsinger Peterman, widow of James C. Peterman, late of 385 South Main Street, died this morning at 6 o’clock.  She is survived by two sons, J. Cameron Peterman of Elmira; William L. Of Corning; a brother, W. L. Argetsinger of Burdett; a sister Mrs. Druzilla Banfield of Van Etten; three grandchildren, William L. Peterman Jr. And J. Cameron Peterman of Corning; James Cameron Peterman Jr. Of Elmira.  Mrs. Peterman was a member of Centenary M. E. Church.  The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. C. C. Rozell will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Damon D. Prutsman, a farmer residing at Jobs Corners, died unexpectedly this morning aged 74 years.  Mr. Prutsman had started on his usual farm work when he became ill and returned to the residence.  He suffered a heart seizure and death soon followed.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amanda Prutsman; two sons, Jefferson of Columbia Cross Roads and Robert at home; two daughters, Mrs. Corn Holton of Jobs Corners and Mrs. J. Warner of Coryland, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the Roseville Church Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Seymour Barrett to officiate.

 James W. Watkins, age 90 of 622 Penna. Ave. Formerly of 824 Hazel St., Monday October 6, 1975 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer services will be held there Tuesday at 9 p.m.  A Requiem Mass will be held in the Grace Episcopal Church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Samuel Hale and Rev. Martin Boler assisting.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by his family, Marion and Cecil Knapp, Lucy Knapp and Mrs. Olive Fitzgerald, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Eloise and George VanKirk of Horseheads, Lewis Burroughs of Pitcher, NY., and Harold Burroughs of Scipio Center, NY., Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces and nephews, among whom are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams, with whom he resided; numerous other family members and friends throughout the country.  He was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church, a member of the Elmira Elks Club.  He was a retired Penna. Railroad Telegrapher and Elmira Grocer.  For the past seven years, he has worked for the brothers of Mt. Savior Monastery.

 Lyman Walters, 57, of Mansfield, Saturday, Sept. 13, 1958.  He was a veteran of both world wars.  He was a member of the Penn Yan Methodist Church.  Survived by; daughters, Mrs. LaRue Bastian of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Edwin Kinglsey of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Anna Witt and Mrs. Sarah LeClaire of Canandaigua; five grandchildren.  Body at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Mansfield.  Calling hours: today and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  Lakeview Cemetery, Pulteney, NY.

 Guy G. Roblyer, 42, late of 214 West 17th street, Elmira heights, died this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1934) at 1 o’clock.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mildred Roblyer; two sons, Lewis and Scott.  Mr. Roblyer was a carpenter by trade and was employed by the Williamson Company, contractors, in Elmira.  The body is in the Ballard funeral home, Elmira Heights, and will be removed to the family home tonight.  A prayer service will be held in the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and the funeral service in the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church at Elmira Heights at 2 o’clock.

 David Rouse, 63, of 237 ½ Prescott Avenue, Elmira heights, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 1937.  He is survived by two sons, Jesse of Cleveland, O., Fred of Buffalo; a brother, Neil Rouse of Roseville, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Monroe of Elmira Heights; four grandsons, a granddaughter; four step-sons ; three step-daughters.  The body is in the Vunk funeral home, Elmira Heights, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  Rev. E. D. VanDyke, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.

 The Rev. Edgar D. Rawson, a prominent resident of Middlebury, for several years a resident of Tioga, where he made his home with his father, a retired clergyman, died last week of heart disease.  Decedent was born in Rushport, NY., in 1845.  When a young man he enlisted as a member of Co. G, 2nd New York Cavalry, and served through the civil war.  Several years after the close of the war he entered the ministry, becoming a Presbyterian clergyman, filling pastorates in Arnot and Mr. Jewett, and in several places in New York state.  For the past fifteen years Mr. Rawson had lived in Middlebury, and for eight years had been a rural mail carrier.  A widow and one daughter survive.

 Miss Edna Rawson, daughter of the Rev. And Mrs. E. D. Rawson, of Crooked Creek, died last week in the Williamsport Hospital, following a long illness.  She was 27 years old.  Burial was in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 Card of Thanks – Mrs. M. F. Rose, (Aunt Mate) wishes to thank her many friends and especially the Lions Club for the honors and pleasures of being the Centennial Queen.  She received many cards, flowers and gifts and says she will have many happy memories for the rest of her life.

 Mrs. Velma Louise Rarrick, 66, wife of Myron G. Rarrick, at home, 280 Sly Ave., Corning, Feb. 3, 1950, after extended illness.  Resident of Corning past 45 years and an active member and worker of the Grace Methodist Church.  Survived by husband; son, Harry, and granddaughter, Miss Marily Rarrick, all of Corning.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, where friends may call today and Monday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service at funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by services at Grace methodist Church at 2.  The Rev. Earl Winters, Burial in family plot.

 Rutland, July 5,--This community was greatly shocked on Sunday morning upon learning that Rev. J. Stoker, of Mainesburg, a former pastor of the M. E. Church in this place, had mysteriously disappeared from home and up to this date, so far as we are able to learn, no trace of the missing man has been discovered.  Last Saturday evening he ate his supper as usual and soon afterwards went out of the house.  After waiting some time and her husband not returning Mrs. Stoker became alarmed and searchers were sent out to look for him.  A number of the searching party remained out all night, but without success.  On Sunday, when the report of the pastor’s disappearance was received here, many of our people joined in the search, but without avail.  It is now believed that Rev. Stoker was suddenly stricken with insanity and his whereabouts is unknown.  Mrs. Stoker is prostrated from the shock and she has the sympathy of all.  (From later reports it is learned that the unfortunate man, who had become insane and wandered away from his home, was found on Monday morning at the Elmira Savings Bank in that city where he was endeavoring to draw some money to send to Chicago.  He was taken to police headquarters and the Methodist clergymen in that city notified.  They visited Mr. Stoker and found him in an irrational condition.  He is not violent but is not able to care for himself.  Rev. Mr. Stoker is a man of excellent Christian character.  He has been studying hard of late and overworked.  It is hoped he will fully recover from his illness.  His family has been notified.—ED.)

 The funeral of Mrs. Jane Dix, widow of Thomas Dix, was held at the Baptist church last week Monday afternoon.  The cause of her death was paralysis.  She was a good woman and leaves many friends besides her own family to mourn her death.  Mr. Dix died about two months ago.

 The funeral of Burt Wilson was held at the M. E. church last Thursday.  He is survived by four children and his father, mother and one sister.  His death is particularly sad, owing to the fact that his wife died with the same dread disease, consumption, about two months ago.

 Miss Winnifred Soper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Soper, and Faye Wilson, of Columbia X Roads, were united in marriage at high noon last Tuesday at the home of the bride’s parents.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. Earley, of Troy.  Mr. Wilson is a former Rutland boy.  Their many friends extend best wishes for the future happiness.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilson left on Thursday for Florida, where they will spend the winter.

 Josephus Stout was born in Rutland Township March 6, 1846.  Enlisted in the Civil War in 1861 and served during the war.  At the close of the war he was married to Miss Caroline Rose, to which union were born seven children, Lillian, Jonah, Leon, Nina, William, Jennie, Joseph.  Mrs. Stout died in November 1899.  He was married to Mrs. Lydia Wheeler in 1905.  She died October 27, 1915.  Was married to Alice Smith February, 1916.  He served as justice of the peace in Roseville borough thirty years.  He died October 14, 1924, and was buried October 16, aged 78 years.  He is survived by his widow and four children, Lillian Levey, Rutland; Jonah Stout, Rutland; Leon Stout, Canton; Joseph Stout, Troy; one brother in Wilkes-Barre, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Mr. Stout was a member of the Rutland M. E. Church and will be greatly missed by both friends and relatives.

 Sarah Jane Roberts, widow of the late Richard C. Stout, died at her home in this boro, August 9th, of heart disease, aged 57 years, 4 months and 3 days.  She was married in 1866 to Richard C. Stout of which union two children were born to them, Jacob, of New York City, and John of this boro.  Her husband died about three years ago.  She leaves besides her two sons, two brothers, Nathan R. Roberts, of Bradford, Pa., and Byron Roberts, of Edsylville, Pa.  She was a faithful member of the First Baptist church of this boro.  The funeral services were held from her late home on north Main street, last Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Theron ??? officiating.  Interment was in Hope cemetery by the side of her late husband.

 Mrs. Samuel F. Sanford, widow of the Rev. Samuel F. Sanford, died Friday at 3:45 o’clock at the family home, 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira.  She had been in ill health for some time, but her strong will had kept her about the home until the evening prior to her death.  Mrs. Sanford’s maiden name was Martha B. Bidwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bidwell.  She was born in Elmira, was educated in the Elmira Free Academy and taught for several years in School No. Four.  She was married to the Rev. Samuel F. Sanford July 11, 1883, and for 40 years was a faithful co-laborer in his itinerancy.  While her husband was superintendent of the Elmira District, Central N.Y. Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church Mrs. Sanford was active in the Woman’s Home Missionary Society, having at that time organized several societies throughout the district.  She was a woman with a great many friends, a fine Christian character.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 o’clock.  The Rev. C. G. McConnell, pastor of Centenary M. E. Church of which Mrs. Sanford was a member, will have charge of the service.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Burton Schraeder, formerly of Mansfield, died at his home in Wellsboro, last Wednesday, of heart disease.  He was born June 6, 1842, at Monroeton, Bradford county.  He was twice married, his first wife being Flora Pratt, who died about 45 years ago.  His second wife, Mary Campbell, a daughter of Robert Campbell, survives him.  They were married Sept. 29, 1875.  Their two children survive.  Mrs. John H. Filler, of Oregon, and Frederick Schrader, of Wellsboro.  Mr. Schrader was a civil war veteran, serving in Co. F. 61st N.Y. Vols.  From 1892 until 1906 he conducted a general store in Tioga, returning to Wellsboro to become proprietor of the Keystone Mills, which he conducted up to the time of his last illness.  The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. P. H. Hershey officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 Charles N. Shear, of Batavia, formerly of Elmira Heights, died January 2, after an extended illness.  His funeral was held at the Van Buskirk & Owen undertaking rooms at Horseheads, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  Mr. Shear for a number of years was employed by the Queen City Knitting Mill at Elmira Heights, as a shipping clerk, and for several years he was a clerk in the Endicott-Johnson shoe store in Elmira.  Several years ago Mr. Shear removed his family to Batavia, and was with the Endicott-Johnson company at that place.  He is survived by his widow, his father, Frank Shear, of Elmira, and two sons, Leonard and James of Batavia.

 The twin children of J. W. And Ida M. Soper, of Rutland, died within a few days of each other—the boy, Leo dying on Sunday, aged 1 month and 25 days, and the girl, Leola, dying the following Wednesday (October 3).  Mr. and Mrs. Soper have the unmeasured sympathy of the community in their two-fold ???  (Can’t read rest of clipping)

 Geraldine Emma, 8 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Smith of Gillett, Pa., died of pneumonia Tuesday morning.  She is survived by the parents; two sisters, Clara Belle at home, Mrs. Elna White of Reading Center, Pa.; three brothers, Ladue, Ronald and Leland; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Kerrick of Gillett, Pa.  The funeral will be held in the Baptist Church at Gillett Friday at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate.  Burial in the Gillett Cemetery.

 On Wednesday, June 15, at high noon, Elmer A. Rose and Marguerite E. Wilson, estimable young people of Rutland, were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage in Wells, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating.  After a tempting dinner was served the couple left to visit Elmira, Watkins and Geneva, and returned for a reception to be held on Monday evening at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnot Rose, where the young couple will reside at present.  Their many friends and acquaintances wish them a long and happy life.

 The family of Lynn Williams extends sincere thanks to neighbors, friends, relatives and Granges of Tioga Co. for prayers, cards, visits, expressions of sympathy, gifts of food and helpful assistance during his long illness and our bereavement.  Doris Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Louis N. Tears, Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Spencer.

 Mrs. Lizzie A. Watkins, 80, of 1012 Hampton Road, formerly of Troy, Sunday, March 12, 1961.  She was a member of Elk Run Methodist Church.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Irene McCarthy; sister, Mrs. Mattie Hammond, both of Elmira; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Body will be removed to Elk Run Methodist Church Wednesday.  Calling hours: after 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. E. Gene Callihan, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

 Carlos B. White, 76, died unexpectedly this morning at 7 o’clock of a heart seizure, at the family home at Roseville, Pa.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva White, a son, Fred C. White of Elmira; two daughters, Mrs. Clark Furman of ???, Mrs. Austin D. Prutsman of ?? (Can’t read rest of clipping)