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Submitted by Paula Roberts



The death of Mrs. Maggie Graham Middaugh, wife of I. J. Middaugh, of Lime Hill, which occurred Jan. 19th (1898) was a peculiarly sad one.  She had been confined to her home about two months and her sickness was attended by the most intense suffering, which was borne with great patience and resignation.

 She was thirty-five years of age and beside the husband and three small children, her mother, two brothers and three sisters are left, not only to mourn her departure, but cherish her memory.

The funeral was held at the Lime Hill church and conducted by Rev. J. B. Davis, who preached an excellent sermon.  The large concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors who attended showed the esteem in which the deceased was held.

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Died, at her home at Terrytown, on Thursday, December 24, 1896, Susie Graliam Dodge, wife of John E. Dodge, aged 29 years, being born in December 1867.  Mrs. Dodge had been ill but a short time – since the birth of her infant daughter.  The deceased was born at LaGrange, Wyoming county.  She was married to Mr. John E. Dodge in 1892.  In early life she embraced the true faith and united with the M.E. church at Tunkhannock, and had since lived a consistent Christian life.  Her husband and two children – a boy of two years, and an infant daughter – are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.  The funeral service was held a Terrytown on Monday morning at 11 o’clock.  Rev. T. E. Phillips of Meshoppen officiated, preaching and able and appropriate sermon.   Her remains were laid to rest in the Terrytown cemetery.  The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends.  The pallbearers were B.H. Thompson, D.L. Bowman, Sherman Terry, Shubel Proof, Byron Terry and Charles Vanderpool.  The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community.

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Departed this life at her home in Terrytown, on Sunday, December 27, 1896, Margaret G. Kinne, aged 27 years.  Mrs. Kinne had been ill but a short time since the birth of an infant daughter.  The deceased was a highly respected and esteemed Christian woman, liked and highly spoken of by all who knew her.  In early life she embraced the Christian faith and united with the M.E. church, and has since lived a devoted and consistent Christian life.  Her husband and an infant daughter are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife.  The funeral services were held at Terrytown on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. H. J. Barnes of Monterey, N.Y., her former pastor, officiated, who preached an able and very affecting sermon.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Terrytown cemetery, and the funeral was one of the larges attended at Terrytown in a great many years.  The pallbearers were D.H. Thompson, D.M. Bowman, Sherman Terry, F.W. Terry, Shubel Proof and Byron Terry.  The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Titus

 Elizabeth, wife of Guy W. Titus, died at her home on Spring Hill, May 30th, 1899, at the age of fifty years, six months and five days.  She is survived by her husband and three children, two boys and one girl, one brother, Nathan Strickland, and one sister, Mrs. Fremont Clapper, and many friends to mourn her loss.

In memory of Libbie, wife of Guy Titus.

Dearest mother, thou has left us
None can fill thy vacant place.
None can stop the heart’s sad longing
Once again to see thy face.
She is gone, a Shining Angel
Took from us our dearest one
In the sad lone hour of midnight,
Sheltered in his arms of love.

One, she loved so dear was absent!
All her willing hands could do
Was to twine a wreath of roses,
Wet with tears like summer dew,
Take this wreath and gently place it
On her shining casket fair!
Kiss dear mother for her Amy
With her last farewell and prayer.

Brother, strong and firm stand by her,
Let her on thy strong arms lean,
Love her as you did your mother,
Let no other love between.
You will find her mild and lovely
Gentle as the summer breeze;
She will listen to your counsel
At the lonely hour of eve.

In her house, and with her dear ones,
There her happiest hours were spent.,
Thanking Jesus for his mercies
And his richest blessings sent.
Dearest Father, pray to meet her
When your life’s work here is done;
In Heaven you’ll meet your darling Libbie,
Where the good-byes never come.

 – Mrs. E. A. Cobb.

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 Obadiah Titus, one of Herrick township’s most highly respected citizens, died on May 3 (1898), aged seventy years.  Funeral services were held in the East Herrick church; interment in East Herrick cemetery.
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 On Monday, June 20 (1898), heart disease claimed a victim in the person of Mrs. John Coleman of Herrick, aged 50 years.   A husband, five daughters and a son survive.

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 J. Scott Davis, a member of Company L, Seventh Regiment, National Guards of Pennsylvania, died of typhoid pneumonia at his home in Meshoppen a few days ago on his twentieth birthday.  He was a popular young man and Company L attended his funeral in a body.  [Oct. 5th 1898]

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 GRAHAM – Mrs. John Graham died at her late home in Sayre on Sept. 21 (1898), aged 67 years.  Besides the husband, four children survive.  Funeral services were conducted on the day following, with interment at LaGrange, Wyoming county.

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 Ex-Sheriff G.W. Stark of Wyoming county died March 8th (1898).  He was sixty-six years of age.

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 [Dec. 6, 1894]  Hon. Palmer Jenkins, an ex-associate judge of Wyoming county, died last week at his home in Tunkhannock, aged eighty years.

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 Hon. John Jackson, one of the wealthier residents of LaGrange county, died Jan. 20, aged 85 years.  He was a bachelor.

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 David Osterhout of Overfield township, Wyoming county, died December 7, in the eighty-second year of his age.  He was living in Texas when the civil war began and was drafted into the Confederate army and was forced to fight against his convictions.  He leaves a wife, with whom he had lived about fifty-four years, and six children.  [1897]

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 [June 12 1899]  Frank W. DeWitt, ex-cashier of the Wyoming National Bank, died at his home in Tunkhannock, Monday evening of last week, aged 49 years.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 and he was buried with Masonic honors.

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 There is a disease commonly known as la grippe that is making a general call at nearly every home.

 Mrs. McAllister of Lime Hill came to visit with her daughter, Mrs. Stephen Rought, who was very sick and was taken ill and died January 6.  The funeral was held at Merryall the 8th.

 Mrs. Stephen Rought died Thursday, January 9, of that dread disease, consumption.  Funeral services were held at Camptown the 11th, Mr. Fish officiating.  She was a loving wife, a kind mother and neighbor.  She leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn her loss.  She was a devoted member of the Baptist church.  Blessed are the dead that lie in the Lord.  The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

 Mrs. Mericle died at her daughter’s, Mrs. Dan Montgomery, January 13.

 Mr. and Mrs. Hunsinger lost their baby Tuesday, the 7th, aged two months.

 Mr. Jimmy Stevens died January 19.  The family have the sympathy of the community.  A daughter of Mr. Stevens is very low.


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 Miss Mabel Stevens died January 24 (1890).  Funeral services at Stevensville, January 26.

 Mrs. C. Howland died January 24.  Funeral services at Stevensville the 26th.  She leaves an aged father, a husband and three children to mourn her loss.  Three were taken from that family in one week.  The father has the sympathy of all.

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 CLAPPER – at the age of 44 years, Daniel Clapper died at his home in Opposition on Monday.  A wife and six children survive him.  The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon.  [March 17, 1898]

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 Yesterday Undertaker Chaffee had his three hearses on Spring Hill, two at the double funeral of Mrs. Howland and Miss Stevens, daughter and grand-daughter of Judson Stevens, Rev. Thos. Thomas officiating.  The third hearse was in attendance at the funeral of Wm. Darling at the same hour, Rev. Johnson of Camptown in charge.

 Wednesday last James Stevens was buried, the first of three from one family, leaving an infirm old man of 87 years alone with no one interested to care for him.


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 [1896]  Dr. C. B. Knapp of Hamilton, Skagget county, Washington, died on March 10.  The deceased was until eight years ago a physician in Stevensville, this county.  He was born in Orwell township and was the son of the late Dr. Hiram Knapp of that place.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. N. C. Elsbree.

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Death of Mrs. Ward L. Smith

Opposition correspondent.

 The subject of this sketch, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Strickland, was born in this place June 25, 1875, and departed this life Feb. 14, 1896.  She was married July 19, 1894, to Ward L. Smith of West Auburn.  The fruit of this union was a little son.

 A very large gathering met at her home Sunday, Feb. 16, to pay their last respects to the departed.  She was laid in her final resting place, which is in sight of her childhood home, Rev. A. Scofield, her former pastor, conducting the funeral services.  The husband and parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

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 LEWIS – H. A. Lewis of Wyalusing died very suddenly on Monday from an attack of apoplexy, aged about 54 years.  [April 2, 1899]

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 CAMP   – J. Dudley Camp died from heart failure at the age of 70 years at his home in Camptown on Jan. 25.  He leaves a wife, daughter and three grandchildren to mourn their loss.  Funeral services were held on Jan. 28 (1899).

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 Mrs. Mary Quick died Jan. 17 at the home of her grandson, Paul Quick, at Quick’s Bend, age 87 years.  Mrs. Quick was the consort of Paul Quick, one of the early settlers of Wilmot township, who died several years ago.  She was the mother of six sons, four of whom survive her. [1898]

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 Since our last writing death has again visited our community and taken for its victim Charles W. Browning.  He was born October 19, 1818, in Orwell township, died May 30, 1893, and was buried in Ackley cemetery the following Thursday, Rev. I. J. Smith officiating.  Mr. Browning was the oldest of four brothers, one only (Reuben) survives him.  At the age of twelve years he was left an orphan and commenced life for himself with nothing.  At the age of twenty-one years he married Huldah Montgomery of this place who still survives him.  In 1840 he bought the farm on which he lived, with the exception of one year, until his death.  At the time of purchase the farm was an unbroken wilderness, but by hard labor and rigid economy has been changed to a beautiful farm, rich and productive; a neat residence has taken place of the old log house.  For fifty-one years he had been a member of the Baptist church of Laceyville.  For the past three years he had been unable to labor to any extent, and for the last six months had been failing very fast.  At the very last he breathed away the remnants of a busy life in painless quiet.  He leaves the wife of his youth and two sons to mourn their loss.  Among those in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. Browning of Towanda.

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 Since our last letter, death has again visited our locality and taken another of our oldest inhabitants.  It is Reuben Furman Browning, born in Orwell township, May 27, 1822, died at his late residence, May 26, 1895, after a lingering illness covering several months.  His parents dying when he was quite young he went to live with Bnager Bostwick of Stevensville, where he remained until his seventeenth year.  By hard labor and rigid economy he succeeded in raising money to buy a set of shoemaking tools and for a few years he followed the shoemakers trade until he raised money enough to buy the farm in this place where he died.  He bought the farm in 1855 and paid for it in gold.  He proved to be a very successful business man and at the time of his death owned a fine estate with everything necessary for his comfort.  He at one time moved to Laceyville where he owned a house and lot and resided there for six years, then he returned here to spend the remainder of his life.  For his wife he married Miss Wealthy Adelia Gregory of Laceyville, March 25, 1847.  Three children were born to them – Mason S., Ferman and Bradley.  Ferman died when two years old and the other two are living and residents of this place.  Mrs. Adelia Browning died several years ago and on Dec. 26, 1886, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Fannie Hill of Wyalusing who still survives him.  He was positive in his convictions and opinions and kindly disposed toward all – a good neighbor, father and husband.  He will be missed by many besides his immediate friends and relatives.  The funeral was held at Laceyville in the Baptist church Tuesday, May 28, at half-past one, Rev. I. J. Smith of Wyalusing, assisted by Elder Rainey, officiating after which the remains were buried in the Lacey Street cemetery.

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Terrible Accident at Spring Hill


 Our correspondent at Spring Hill, in Tuscarora township, sends us the following:  “A shocking accident occurred here last Saturday which will not soon be forgotten.  Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Sereno Barrowcliffe were playing in a room by themselves.  One boy, about 10 years of age, had a shotgun which he supposed was not loaded.  The gun was discharged and the load struck his youngest brother, four years old, in the breast, passing clear through his body and striking his sister, eight years old, who stood directly behind him.  The shot had so nearly spent its force by the time it struck her, that it probably did not penetrate very deeply.  She will likely recover, but the boy died instantly.  The funeral services will take place at the Indian Hill school-house today (Monday) at 10 o’clock a.m., after which the little boy will be laid away in the Lacey Street cemetery.  The heart-broken parents have the sympathy of all.
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 It is with much regret that we record the death of Mrs. Eliza Browning, wife of Bradley Browning, which occurred last Saturday – March 30.  The funeral service is to be at the house today at 11:30, and then proceed from there to Wyalusing; services there at 1:30 o’clock in the M.E. church, after which the remains will be interred in the Wyalusing cemetery.  Mrs. B. had only lived among us a little over two years, yet she had won a host of friends by her cheerful and amiable disposition.  She was energetic and always ready to help in every good cause.  Mrs. B. was a lady of uncommon business ability, and for several years, prior to her marriage, had run a millinery and dressmaking establishment at Wyalusing, which proved very successful.  She was a daughter of Simeon Brown, and was born in the old Hiram Buck house, near where Manford Stevens now lives.  She cared for her widowed mother until her death a few years ago.  She leaves with her husband an infant daughter to grow up in this stern world without a mother’s tender love and care.  The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of all in this community in this time of their greatest sadness.  [March 30 1899]

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 Mrs. Elvira McCreery, widow of the late Dr. Russell McCreery, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Smith, at Spring Hill, April 15, 1897, aged eighty-five years.  She was a woman of many Christian graces.  The funeral was at LeRaysville, the services being conducted by Rev. E. C. Quick of Camptown.  She is survived by two daughters – Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bowen of LeRaysville.

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 William Snyder was born August 14, 1843 in Broome county, N.Y., within three miles of Binghamton, and died February 3, 1896, at his residence in this place, where he has lived the past twenty-nine years.  The funeral took place at the church on Wednesday morning, Revs. A. D. Decker of Sidney, N.Y. and I. J. Smith officiating.  The remains were interred in the Ackley cemetery.  Mr. Snyder was in the last few years of his life an earnest Christian and a strong support to the church.  He had been our postmaster for several years and proved himself very proficient and obliging.  He was a member of the Bradford County Creamery firm and a director in the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Tuscarora.  He had, at different times, been elected to offices of honor and trust in our township affairs.  He was a very useful man all around and he will be greatly missed by a loving wife, five children and a large circle of friends who are left to mourn the loss of a much respected companion and friend.  February 10, 1896.

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 SMITH – In the death of Henry F. Smith on Tuesday last Wyalusing loses one of its most respected and progressive citizens.  He was born at Standing Stone on Dec. 12, 1861, and at the age of 16 years entered the employ of J. H. Howard of Wyalusing as chore boy in his hardware store.  He gradually worked his way up to the more responsible position of bookkeeper and did the purchasing for the firm.  When Mr. Howard failed some years ago, he and S. Howard purchased the business and six years later Mr. Howard disposed of his interest to E. A. Strong.  The firm of Smith & Strong is one of the largest in Northern Pennsylvania.  Mr. Smith was married, in January 1883, to Miss Clara Ruff, to whom was born one daughter.  His wife died in 1886 and he was married to Miss Hattie Jackson, who with two sons and the daughter by his first wife, survive him.   He took an active interest in Odd Fellowship and Masonic affairs and was generous and public spirited.  The funeral will be held this afternoon; interment at the Wyalusing cemetery with Masonic honors.  [April 11, 1899]

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 DONNELLY – Mallory Donnelly died at his home at Homet’s Ferry last Saturday.  He was 73 years old and had been an invalid for several years.  His wife, a son Eugene at Stevensville, and a daughter, Mrs. Anstin Shock of Baltimore, survive.  Funeral services were held at the Lime Hill church on Monday afternoon; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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 Arthur, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Kimball, died August 21, 1895, aged one year and ten months, of that dread disease, diptheria.  He was a beautiful, interesting child, beloved by all.  May God comfort the afflicted!

“There’s many an empty cradle,
There’s many a vacant bed,
There’s many a lonely bosom,
Whose joy and light are fled.
For thick, in every graveyard
The little hillocks lie,
And every hillock represents
An angel in the sky.”

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 DEPUE – Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Depue died at the age of 47 years on Sunday, Feb. 12, at her home on Lime Hill.  Four children survive: Charles J. of Towanda, Mrs. William Atwood of Greene’s Landing and Frank L. and Mrs. John Arnold of Lime Hill.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with interment in the Lime Hill cemetery.  [1899]

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 Died – At her home near Camptown Thursday evening, Dec. 22nd, Betsy, wife of C. D. White, aged 42 years.  She leaves a loving husband, four children and a host of friends and relatives who mourn her loss.  The deceased was highly respected by all who knew her.

 Her maiden name was Betsy Baldwin.  The funeral service was held at the East Herrick church Sunday at 1 o’clock; interment in East Herrick cemetery.  [1898]

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 Frank Hoffman, aged 40 years, died at his late home near Camptown on Sunday of cancer.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Camptown on Tuesday.  [1898]

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 Charles A. Squires, one of the oldest settlers of Herrick township, died at G. C. Reeves’ , Herrickville, July 23, 1896, in the eighty-fourth year of his age.  He had been suffering for nearly a year with dropsy and diabetes.  He leaves two sons and two daughters.

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 [March 8th 1897] Demmon Ackley, a well-known resident of  Spring Hill, Tuscarora township, died at Binghamton, N.Y. , a few days ago.  Funeral services were held at his home at Spring Hill on Monday.

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 Jan. 8, 1896.  Our correspondent from Stevensville sends us the following: On Wednesday evening of last week Mrs. Fassett, wife of P. C. Fassett of this place, died of a lingering illness having been stricken several weeks ago with paralysis.  The deceased was united in marriage with Mr. Fassett in 1861, and was at the time of her death 52 years and 7 months old.  Mrs. Fassett was widely known, and was a most estimable woman.  She was a member of the Methodist church, and also Hurst Circle, G. A. R. of Camptown.  She is survived by her husband and four children – Edward and Harry Fassett, and Mrs. James Cobb of Stevensville; also Mrs. Olin Stevens of Wilkesbarre.  The remains were taken to Camptown for interment.

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 [1897] Mr. H. A. Fish of the firm Jones & Fish, merchants of Stevensville, died August 11 in Colorado, whither he had gone in search of health.  He was 25 years of age and unmarried.  The body was brought home for burial.

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 Constant L. Squires died of consumption at his home in Athens on March 7, 1897, aged fifty-six years.  He leaves a wife and two grown-up children.  His remains were taken to East Herrick for burial on Wednesday.

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Fatally Shot [May 16 1894]

LeRayville Advertiser, May 23

 The 12 year old son of Clarence Foraker of Herrick went out hunting crows last Wednesday.  Not returning in time for dinner search was made and his dead body was found, the load from the gun having struck him in the throat and tore through to the base of his brain.

 The manner in which the accident occurred will never be known, and the parents have the sympathy of all in this tragic death of their son.  Parents cannot be too careful in allowing children to handle firearms.

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 STATES – On Lime Hill, Feb. 26, 1891, Mr. Peter C. States, aged 48 years.

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 WINSLOW – Newton Winslow died at his home in Brushville, Pike township, Jan. 6, aged 71 years.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church at Spring Hill, with interment in the Ackley cemetery.  [1900]

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 HOLLIS – Mrs. Julia T. Hollis died at the residence of her son, A. L. Hitchcock of Pike township on Feb. 9, aged nearly 90 years.  She is survived by five children.  Funeral services were held on Monday.  [1900]

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 JONES – Charles F. Jones, a prominent citizen of Stevensville, died on Friday morning at the age of 62 years. Mr. Jones was postmaster and a member of the firm Jones & Fish.  He was tax collector and town clerk during his lifetime.  Funeral services were held on Sunday from the family home.  [Feb. 16th 1900]

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 Saturday evening, C. J. Sumner received word that his brother, G. G. Sumner’s youngest son Carlton, aged 4 years, was drowned in a small creek back of their home in Stevensville last Thursday during the high water.  The body was carried 50 rods before it could be recovered.  The funeral took place Sunday at 11 o’clock at the house; interment at Spring Hill.  [Feb. 22nd 1900]

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 HURLBURT – Nellie Hurlburt died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Hurlburt of Spring Hill, on Friday, Feb. 23, from diptheria.  She was 10 years of age.  Funeral services and interment were held Sunday afternoon. [1900]

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Prominent and Wealthy Citizen of Homet’s Ferry Passes Away.

 Milton Homet, a brother of councilman J. A. Homet of Towanda, and a prominent and wealthy citizen of Homet’s Ferry died in his home at that place on Tuesday at 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon at the age of 71 years.  Mr. Homet was suddenly taken sick at the breakfast table on Monday and rapidly failed until his death.

 Milton Homet was the grandson of Charles and Maria Theresa  Homet, who were among the French refugees emigrating to this country during the revolution of 1793 in France.  The male ancestor had been a steward in the family of Louis XVI and escaped from Paris at the same time that the king made his unfortunate attempt to leave France.  The maternal ancestor, whose family name was Schelinger, was one of the waiting maids of the fated Marie Antoinette.  Both came to America on the same vessel and becoming acquainted on the voyage were married soon after their arrival.  They came to Asylum and the moved to the settlement in the western part of Terry township, where arrangements had been made to receive the king and queen of France.  After the failure of this plan, the ancestor, Charles Homet, moved back to Asylum.

 Milton Homet, who was the son of Charles Homet, Jr. and Lucy Stevens Homet spent most of his life as a farmer, but was in his early days engaged with his father in the lumber business.  He was a man of property and a capitalist, a good citizen and neighbor and served his township as school director and road commissioner.  He is survived by one daughter, Miss Theresa Homet.  There are also living one sister, Mrs. Philemon Stone, and six brothers Jonathan, Edward, and Seth  Homet of Homet’s Ferry, C. S. Holmet and Dr. Volney Holmet of Towanda.

 Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the house; interment at the family cemetery at Homet’s Ferry.

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 Mrs. Maggie C., daughter of Nial Tannery, and wife of D. J. Osterhout, died at LaGrange on September 9th, aged 24 years, 6 months and 23 days.

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 STEVENS – Mrs. Regis Stevens of Newport News, Va., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Simmons of Graham, N. C., on March 13.  The surviving husband at one time resided at Stevensville.  Interment was made at Graham.  [1899]

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 SHALES – Robert Shales, father of Mrs. Frank Carey of New Albany, died at Tunkhannock on Saturday, April 8, aged about 73 years.  [1900]

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Death of a Citizen of Spring Hill.

 W. A. Rockwell, a prominent citizen of Spring Hill, died at his home on Tuesday morning, aged 74 years.  These five children survive him:  H. V. Rockwell and Mrs. G. C. Sumner of Stevensville, Fred A. of Colorado, Mrs. Adin Lyon and Mrs. F. G. Brink of Spring Hill.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon.  [July 10 1900]

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 Wells – Miss Mand Wells died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Edward Jones, at Stevensville on Wednesday of last week, after a short illness of blood poisoning.  She was 24 years of age and the only daughter of Major Levi Wells.  She is very highly spoken of as a young woman of culture and pleasing personality.  Her father and three brothers survive.  Chester, a second lieutenant on the United States battleship Oregon, Guy W. who lives at Spring Hill, and Norman J. who resides in Susquehanna county.  Funeral services were held from the home of Major Wells at Spring Hill on Saturday afternoon. [Aug. 29 1900]

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 MOYERS – Peter Moyers died at his home in Spring Hill on April 17 from heart trouble.  Five children survive – Mrs. John Whitney of Quick’s Bend, Mrs. B. T. Young of Jamestown, N.D., Annie of Meshoppen, Frederick of Spring Hill, Mrs. Albert Chapman of Hornbook.  [1900]

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 The many friends of Stuart Harris mourn his death.  He died on Thursday, March 7.  The funeral was held at his home in this place on Saturday.  He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Harry Stevens and Mrs. Mary Barnes and John Harris, all of this place.  He has been one of Stevensville’s most highly respected citizens for many years.

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 Taylor – H. Browning Taylor died at his home in Pike on Aug. 12, after a short illness, aged 58 years.  Mr. Taylor was a well-known business man and served in the war in Company A of the Fifth Pennsylvania reserves.  His wife survives.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday of last week. [1900]

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 Miles – Alfred Miles of Spring Hill died on Monday afternoon of apoplexy, aged 70 years.  He is survived by the widow, four sons and one daughter. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the house; interment in Spring Hill cemetery. [Oct. 18th 1900]

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Prominent Camptown Man Passes Away Saturday
[? 15, 1900]

 Ransom J. Fuller, postmaster and one of the most prominent business men of Camptown, died at his home in that place early Saturday morning of consumption after an illness lasting several months.

 Mr. Fuller was born in Herrick on Aug. 15, 1849, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Fuller, one of the oldest families of Eastern Bradford.  He spent his boyhood on the old homestead farm and at the age of 22 years went to Camptown, becoming a member of the firm of Fuller, Lafferty & Co., where he remained about three years.  He traveled as a salesman for two years and then went to Wysox and for nearly two years was in the general merchandise business with George Smith.

 In 1877 he entered upon a general mercantile business at Camptown continuing up to his death.  He was also interested in a lumber manufacturing establishment besides other industries of his home town, and was vice president of the Merchant’s Mutual Fire Insurance company of Pennsylvania with headquarters at Wyalusing.  Mr. Fuller was a man of excellent business attainments and executive ability.

 On Oct. 19, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie A. Landon, a daughter of Hon. George Landon of Herrick, to whom were born two daughters, grown up.

 The funeral was held at the house at 1 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. I. B. Wilson officiating.  Interment was made in the Camptown cemetery.

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 Obediah Titus, an aged resident of this town, died on Sunday morning at the home of his son, Charles Titus.  Funeral services were held in the East Herrick church at 1 o’clock on Tuesday; interment in the nearby cemetery.  [Jan. 6, 1901]

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 Mrs. Archabel Coleman of Camptown was buried at East Herrick on Sunday, Sept. 29.  She was once a resident of our town.

Fred Neskey Meets Death by a Fall from Attic of Finney’s New House.
Fred Neskey, aged 9 years, fell from the attic window of Charles Finney’s new house on Marsh street, Monday afternoon, down about eighteen feet striking on his head and shoulders on a morter box and then to the ground breaking his neck and almost instantly killing him.
Fred, a bright little fellow the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Neskey, with his brother Elwood and Mr. Finney’s two children were playing in the sand in the cellar when Contractor Finney ordered them out doors but as it was raining at the time allowed them to again come in and he went back to his work at the bench. The little fellows were quiet in their play for a time and soon went up into the attic where they were playing hide and seek and it is thought that the boy climbed out on a projection under the window to hide and losing his footing fell. He was seen to fall by Mrs. George Ruff who at once ran to the place and calling Mr. Finney the little fellow was held in his arms till he breathed his last about ten minutes after the accident occurred. The body was at once removed to his home and Dr. V. Homet called but of course nothing could be done, except to comfort the heart broken parents at the loss of their little one.
The funeral services will be held at the house Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. T. s. Armentrout will officiate; the interment will be in the village cemetery. (November 1900)

Shumway – Mrs. Gertrude Shumway died at her home in Wyalusing on last Thursday evening after a short illness. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Sumner and was born in 1864. She was graduated at the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute in the class of ’88 and had many friends in Towanda who will mourn with the family in her death. She leaves a husband and three children. Interment was made on Sunday at Spring Hill. (1900)

Winfield Scott Davis a well known citizen of Meshoppen died on Tuesday of last week after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was a brother of Mrs. H. A. Lewis of this borough. The funeral was held on Friday. (Funeral Dec 20 ’01)

Suffered a Paralytic Stroke.
J. F. Blocher of Spring Hill, one of the best known residents of Eastern Bradford, suffered a stroke of paralysis of the brain on Tuesday forenoon and died at 7 o’clock the same evening. Funeral services will be held in the M. E. church at Spring Hill tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. (Feb 4th 1902 – Funeral 7th)

Kinney – Asa J. Kinney died at his home in Wyalusing on Sunday morning of heart trouble, aged 59 years. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the One Hundred and Forty-first regiment. Funeral services were held on Tuesday; interment in Wyalusing cemetery. (May ??)

Mrs. Mary Ann Graham.
Mrs. Mary Ann Graham departed this life at the home of her daughter Ida, in this place early Saturday morning after a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism lasting about three weeks. Mrs. Graham had been afflicted with the disease for 22 years, and had endured the suffering with patience. She was born February 6, 1831. On March 7, 1854, she was married to Joseph Graham, and to them were born six children, four of whom are living.  Mrs. M. J. Titus and Walter Graham of Sayre; Robert J. of Herrickville, and Mrs. Ida Vanness of this borough, she is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Waite Gerry of Ventura, Cal., ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday at the house, Rev. E. E. Barker officiating; the interment was in the Lime Hill cemetery. (April 27, 1907)

Howland – C. Sherman Howland of Silvara died at the Packer hospital at Sayre on Sunday morning where he had been taken to undergo an operation for appendicitis. He was 34 years of age and leaves his mother, Mrs. Martha Howland of Binghamton, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Walker of Virginia, Mrs. Dora White of Towanda, Mrs. George Edwards of Stevensville, and two brothers, H. L. of Stevensville, and E. C. of Silvara. (July 6, 1902)
Charles Sherman Howland, a notice of whose death appeared in your columns last week, was a son-in-law of Mrs. Z. Cornell of this place. He was taken ill on Tuesday, July 1, with appendicitis and was removed to Sayre hospital on Saturday morning. An operation was performed the same day at 2 p.m. His brother-in-law, Professor M. O. James of Meshoppen accompanied him. A dispatch was received at 10 p.m. Sunday evening by his wife, formerly Miss Florence James, to come. She left for Sayre accompanied by her sister Mrs. F. D. Cornell of Wanamie on the midnight train but was too late, he having died at 2:10 Monday morning. The remains were brought home on the evening train and the funeral held at this place on Wednesday which was largely attended. Rev. Davies had charge of the services and the sermon was by Rev. F. D. Cornell, a brother-in-law of the deceased. The interment was in Spring Hill cemetery. Mr. Howland will be greatly missed by his large circle of friends. (July 14 1902)

Death of Mrs. Blocher.
Mrs. Lucretia Ackley Blocher, widow of J. F. Blocher and mother of Principal A. E. Blocher of the Wyalusing public schools died at her home at Spring Hill on June 1, aged 59 years. She died from the effects of two successive strokes of paralysis. Besides Principal Blocher the following children survive; Roy and Martin and Misses Carrie and Leona, all living at home. Funeral services were held at the Spring Hill church on Friday afternoon with interment in the Ackley cemetery. (1907)

REEVES-in Danville, Feb. 24, 1904, Sylvester Reeves aged 74, formerly of Pittston.

Colonel Edgar Osterhout, of Tunkhannock, In dead, aged 84 years. (1904)

Mrs. Melissa R. Osterhout, widow of Colonel Edgar Osterhout, died at her home at tunkhannock, April 14, aged 78 years. (1906)

Rev. E. C. Quick
Rev. E. C. Quick, a Baptist minister of over thirty years and prominent in the church affairs of this locality during that time, fell dead upon the streets of Camptown Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Rev. Quick had been in attendance at the cemetery association meeting held that day and had taken an active part in the session. On his return home when between Lafferty’s and Smith Bros.’s stores he fell to the sidewalk and almost instantly expired, the cause of his death being heart trouble. For some time past he has filled the appointment at the church at Herrickville where he preached on Sunday.
Rev. Quick was born at Quicks Bend and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his aged wife and one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Biles of Mehoopany. The funeral will be held at Camptown this afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. Wm. W. Wilbur of this place officiating; the interment will be in the Camptwon cemetery. (Oct 1904)

Alonzo W. Gray.
Alonzo W. Gray, an aged and highly esteemed farmer residing at Spring Hill, died on Tuesday of last week from the effects of paralysis, he having suffered two strokes the day previous. The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, who reside on Spring Hill, three daughters-Miss Mary, who resides at home; Mrs. John Fellows of Scranton and Miss Maggie Gray of Meshoppen. The funeral was held at the Baptist church, Laceyville on Thursday. (Jan 6 1903)

Taylor.-John M. Taylor died at his home on Spring Hill on last Friday morning at the age of 75 years. Death came after a stroke of paralysis suffered about three weeks ago. His greatgrandfather, Captain Buck, was one of the victims of the Wyoming massacre. He is survived by the following children: Charles E. of Manchester, Conn., Mrs. M. G. Barton and Vida Taylor of Chicago, James and Ruth who reside at the old homestead. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at his late home and were very largely attended. Rev. M. L. Cook of Merryall being in charge, assisted by Rev. a. J. Cook of Wyalusing.

Death of Lesther H. Winslow.
Lester H. Winslow, aged 39 years, died on Friday, November, 27, at 9 o’clock at his residence at Naugatuck, Conn. He was taken ill with inflammation of the bowels about a week ago and this was followed by an attack of appendicitis which later developed into peritonitis. He was operated on the previous evening at midnight by Dr. Baker of New Haven and Drs. Delaney and Robbins of Naugatuck. He leaves a widow and three children, Leland 15, Raymond 13, and Harris, a baby of five months; also a brother, Fred Winslow of Spring Hill, Pa., and seven sisters, Mrs. L. V. Matson, Mrs. Henry Sharer and Mrs. Henry Kammerzel of Naugatuck, Mrs. John Wooe, Mrs. Eben Terry, Mrs. William Aikins and Mrs. Hemington Allen, all of Waterbury.
The deceased was a well known contractor and builder and had been a resident of Naugatuck for 17 years. He was born in Spring Hill, Pa. He was a member of Shepherd lodge, F. and A. M., Centennial lodge, I. O. O. F., the Naugatuck fire department and the Naugatuck Business Men’s association, of which society he was vice-president. He was well liked by all who knew him and the news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends. The funeral was held the following Monday afternoon. (1908)

died at Home at Spring Hill on March 9.
Adin Lyon died at his home on Spring Hill in Tuscarora township on Thursday of last week after an illness of about a week, aged 77 years. He had been in feeble health for the past year and for several years past, had relinquished active work. He was a successful man and one highly respected in his community.
He was married in early manhood to Miss Sussie Miller who with four sons, O. H., H. S., T. C., and L. P. survive. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Spring Hill on Sunday.  (1906)

Mrs. George G. Titus of East Herrick, died Tuesday morning, July 26, after suffering several years. The immediate cause of her death was dropsy and organic heart disease. Her maiden name was Jane Coleman. She was born Jan. 28, 1844. On October 28, 1865, she married George C. Titus who survives her. To them were born six children, three of whom have died. Two sons and a daughter are living: C. C. Titus of Camptown, B. W. Tituts of Waterbury, Conn, and Ann, wife of Noble Fassett of Naugatuck, Con. Four brothers and two sisters also survive: Levi Coleman of Vestal, N.Y., Edward of Herrick, Charles of Lime Hill, Melvin of Cold Creek, Mrs. Elizabeth Sherrer of Stevensville and Mrs. Hattie Hay of Camptown. Mrs. Titus was very patient throughout her long sickness, always unselfishly thinking of others and planning for their happiness. She desired to be at rest and to meet the loved ones in the better land. The funeral will be held at the home on Friday at eleven o’clock, with interment in the East Herrick cemetery. (1910)

Death of Mrs. Lacey Stevens.
Mrs. E. Lacey Stevens died at her home in Stevensville on Monday, after a brief illness, aged about 7(?)5 years. She was the daughter of the late John Birchard and was married to Mr. Stevens Oct. 8, 1868. Mrs. Stevens was a devout member of the Presbyterian church and active especially in the missionary work of her own church and the Presbytery. Surviving her are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Belcher of Vermont, and Ruie May Stevens, who resides at home. Funeral service were held yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Presbyterian church at Stevensville. (Sep 28 1903)

Death at Wyalusing.
William Patton of Wyalusing, died at 12 o’clock on Thursday, after a very short illness. He was formerly a resident of Camptown, but came to Wyalusing about two years ago to clerk in Smith Bros.’s store. His father, John Patton, of Wilkesbarre, several brothers, and a wife, formerly, Miss Carrie Miles of Spring Hill survive him. (Dec 29th 190(?)4)

Mrs. Ida May Biles.
Mrs. Ida May Biles, daughter of the Rev. E. C. Quick of Camptown, died at her home on 4 Weston street here yesterday morning at 8 o’clock. She is survived by her husband, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Heath of Towanda.
Fuenral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at her home with burial in the Biles’ cemetery, Homets Ferry. (Dec 28 1924)

Rev. A. A. Babcock
The funeral of Rev. A. A. Babcock of LeRaysville, who died at the home of his son, George, on Wednesday afternoon, was held Saturday at LeRaysville, with Rev. L. W. Karshner, of Lynn, and Rev. L. M. Martin officiating. Burial was in the cemetery of Stevensville. A large gathering of relatives and friends paid a last tribute to this well known ma at the home service.
Mr. Babcock, who was 80 years old, is survived by one son, George and a daughter, Nettie E. Blatchley, of Great Bend, and a number of grandchildren. His wife died two years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company B, 7th Penna. Cavalry, and has always been an active member of the G.A.R. and other patriotic societies taking a leading part of Memorial Day excercises and other events. He was ordained a minister in the Methodist church a few years after leaving the army and occupied charges in northern Bradford and vicinity, holding the charge at Herrickville and (Summer?)field at the time of his
The deceased was a man who will be missed by his community,  one always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, and who won many friends by his unfailing goodness of heart and sympathy for the unfortunate. (Feb 4th 1925)

Henry J. Hallock.
Henry J. Hallock died on Friday mroning at his home on Front street, Wyalusing at the age of 77 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Bartlett, of Wyalusing. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the home; burial at Wyalusing.  (1925)

Lewis F. Clendenny, aged 76, died at his home, 108 Pleasant street Sayre at 7 o’clock yesterday morning. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Bessie and Mrs. Claude McKean.
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. W. C. Prewitt officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery. (Feb 1925)

Lacey E. Stevens.
Lacey E. Stevens of Stevensville died Saturday, May 23, 1925, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. E. Belcher, at Auburn, N.Y. He was a son of the late Cyrus Stevens and Lydia (Lacey) Stevens and was born April 4, 1843, on the farm first cleared and settled by his grandfather, Col. Alden Stevens, one of the earliest of the pioneers of Pike township. He continued to live on this farm until a few years ago.
He was one of the firm of Ross, Stevens & Jones who for a long time carried on a very extensive mercantile business at Stevensville. He was for more than 40 years an elder and earnest supporter of the Presbyterian church at Stevensville, and he was always active in whatever tended to the material and spiritual welfare of the community.
He was married in October, 1868, to Miss Abbie J. Birchard, who died several years ago, and to them were born two children, Mrs. Eva Stevens Belcher and Mrs. Ruie Stevens Hurst now deceased. He later married Mrs. Orpha McKean who with his daughter, Mrs. Belcher, survive him. He was a brother of the late Dr. C. L. Stevens of Athens. The funeral and burial were at Stevensville, Wednesday, the 27th, and were largely attended.

Mrs. Mahala Barbour, 77, died at her home 41 Lincoln street, Waverly, at 11:30 o’clock this morning.
She is survived by one son, William Barbour of New York City, and one brother, Andrew Tillman of Sayre.
Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning at 9 o’clock, the Rev. J. S. Crompton officiating. Burial will be in Newark Valley.  (October 20, 1926)

Mrs. Lucy Clendenning, Sayre Pioneer, Dies
Sayre, Feb. 28-Mrs. Lucy F. Clendenning age 79, died at the home of her daughter, mrs. Claude McKean, of 411 S. Keystone Ave., this morning at 5 o’clock after a short illness.
Mrs. Clendenning was one of the pioneer residents of Sayre and was highly respected by all who knew her. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Claude McKean with whom she lived and Miss Bessie Clendenning of Buffalo, one sister, Mrs. Cyrus Marcey of Springville, Pa., and one brother, Arthur Rogers, of Factoryville, Pa., three grandchildren, Frances McKean and Donald McKean of Sayre and Mrs. Beatrice Thomas of Columbus, Ohio.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Floyd Randall of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in Tioga Point cemetery.  (1929)

Sayre, March 18-Alvin Palmer aged 77, died last night at 7 o’clock at his home on Lincoln street after a long illness. He has been in ill health for about two years but was as well as usual yesterday and enjoyed an automobile ride in the afternoon. He was stricken suddenly and died in about an hour. Mr. Palmer has been a resident of Sayre for the past 24 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. William Porter of Sayre and Mrs. P. C. Mann of Elmira. The funeral will be held from the late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. F. W. Connell of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in Tioga Point.  (1929)

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10-(UP) Two men who were pinned in the cockpits of an airplane when it crashed near here last night were believed recovering today from fractures and severe shock.
William Wonders, 27, of Harrisburg, passenger in a plane piloted by Joseph McCormick, 21, of Lansdowne, suffered fractures of both legs, while McCormick suffered a broken nose and lacerations of the face and scalp, when the undercarriage of the plance gave way in landing. The plane settled on its nose. (1929)

Mrs. Vacey Westbrook Gregory, a resident of Sayre for 50 years, died at the home of her son, Dorrence Westbrook of 217 Miller street, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. She was 75 years of age.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by five sons, Joseph Westbrook of North Girard, Pa., Charles, Dorrence and William Westbrook of Sayre and James Westbrook of Waverly; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Winters of Athens and Mrs. J. H. Matthews of Chilicothe, O.; one brother, C. M. Mingie of Middletown, Pa.; seventeen grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held at the home of Dorrence Westbrook Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and burial will be in Tioga Point cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the Westbrook home until 1 o’clock Monday afternoon.  (March 15 1929)

Mrs. Alonzo House of 418 South Keystone avenue died at her home at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon. Mrs. House was 69 years of age.
She is survived by her husband, three duaghters, mrs. Cecil Messersmith of Johnson City, Mrs. Wallace Gregory of Binghamton, and Mrs. Etta Brown of Sayre, and five sons, Harold, at home; Walter and Leslie of Johnson city, Henry of Elmira, and Sollia of Barton, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.  (Oct 19 1929)