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Webster- At Woodhull, NY to the wife of Dr E. E. Webster, a son

Luckey- In Mardin, Tuesday Oct 4, 1887 to Mrs. Charles Luckey, a son

Rutland Rambles- Mr. Lewis Seeley is moving from this Boro to Mr. Chamberlain’s tenant house adjoining his farm, upon which he will build a house this fall in place of the one burned last spring. Elder Crowl will succeed him in the Hugh Argetsinger house here.

A marriage license was issued the first day of this week to Eugene L Luckey of Troy, and Sophia B Lamb of Armenia.

Death of John B Luckey: John B Luckey for many years a resident of Rutland Township, died last Wednesday at the home of his son George Luckey, in Wells, aged 86 years 11 months and 25 days. Mr. Luckey was a native of New Jersey. He lived for a time after his marriage in Hyde Park, a suburb of Scranton, whence he moved to Sheshequin and thence about 35 years ago to Rutland where the remainder of his active years were spent. Lately he made his home with his sons, and was well known here. Besides his wife and one daughter. Mrs. Henry Smith, of Chemung County, NY, he leaves one daughter and seven sons by a former marriage: John H of Troy, William of Grover, Nelson of Troy Twp, Eugene of Elmira, Libbie, Mrs. Oldroyd, of Canoe Camp, George of Wells, Frank of Sylvania, Charles of East Troy.

The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the M.E. church, this Boro, Rev. Hall officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luckey died on Friday and was buried on Monday.

Mr. Charles Luckey and family and friends from Mansfield, motored to Smithfield and were quests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fletcher on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luckey entertained a house party last week. The quests were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Day, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hubbard, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hakes and children.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luckey were called to Mansfield last Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Luckey’s father.

Mrs. Abigail Luckey, widow of the late John B Luckey, died Thursday night at the home of her nephew Fred Davis in Columbia Township, aged eighty-six years. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, the Rev. A. G Cameron officiated and burial was in Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Luckey had six step-sons, John, Frank, Charles of Troy, William of Grover, Eugene of Elmira, and George of Mosherville.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Luckey are the proud parents of an 8 3/4 pound daughter, Eleanor Gertrude born Nov 3, 1915.

We were much saddened by the unexpected death on Sunday morning at the Packer Hospital of Mrs. Roy Besley of Columbia Cross Rds. Her childhood and young womanhood were spent among us. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was the only child of our former town’s people, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luckey.

Harold Peters dies in France: Son of Lyman Peters of East Troy falls in Action Sept 26-Was Splendid Type of Young Man.

Troy, Oct 30- In a letter received from Sergeant Vincent A Vineski, announcement is made of the death of Harold Peters in action. He is a son of Lyman Peters of East Troy and a splendid type of young manhood, one whom everybody loved. The last time he was home on furlough was Memorial Day, the time of the unfurling of the service flag at East Troy, and he took active part in the service, decorating the graves of the Civil War veterans and assisting in the unfurling of the service flag. No particulars have been received concerning his death, except that he fell in battle on September 26. He is survived by his father and sister.

Frank E Luckey, of Athens, Dies - Was in Business for More than 45 years in same Store.

Athens, Jan 30, Frank E Luckey, 74, former president of the Athens Board of Health, a founder and vice-president of the Interstate Fair Association, a charter member of the Athens rotary club and a business man with more than 45 years experience in the same store, died at his home at 205 Maple Street on Sunday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.

He entered the dry goods business in Athens as a clerk, then became a partner with H.B.Drake and later conducted the business for himself. He was a member of the Athens Lodge of Odd Fellows.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William O’Dea at home and Mrs. Earl Southee of Long Island, one son, Howard of Los Angeles, a grandson, Robert Southee, a brother, Fred Luckey, of Sayre, a half-sister and two half-brothers.

Funeral services will be held at the home in Athens at 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. D. Herrick of Towanda officiating.

Priv. Borgeson Dies in France-Well-known Young Man Is Victim of Pleura-pneumonia- Wins Commendation at Time of His Enistment.

Troy, Pa. Nov 15-An official telegram arrived Wednesday night announcing the death of Private Ernest Borgeson in France. Death was due to pleura-pneumonia. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. NelsBorgeson, who have two other sons in the service, A the time of his enlistment he was commended for he was on a farm at the outbreak of the war, and was exempted but left the farm to engage in another business and notified the Draft Board that he was not in a necessary occupation and was ready to go to war.

Wedding is Celebrated in Montour Falls Church

Montour Falls Oct 29- A quiet wedding took place at the Methodist parsonage in Montour falls Tuesday evening when Louise A, daughter of Mrs. Clarence Dunbar, of Watkins and Leon L Sherrer, son of Mr.and Mrs. William Sherrer of Burdett were united in marriage by the Rev. M. L. Hallock. The bride was charmingly gowned in orchid organdie and carried a large bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. The young couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Taylor of Watkins. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Sherrer left amid a shower of rice for Newark, NJ. Upon their return they will reside with the bridegroom’s parents at Burdett.

Thursday evening-Nov 9, there was a pleasant surprise party for Master Roy Horton and sister, Miss Vieva, at their home on Canton Street. The following young people were present Misses Lottie Ellis, Martha Parke, Ethel Fudge, Mildred Hascome, Lettie Luckey, Ethel VanHorn, Sarah and Frances Jones, Rachel Loller, Esther Estep, Minnie Churchill, Dora and Reta Aumick,. Messrs. Alfred VanHorn, Francis Estep, Harold Jones, Russell Farmer, Herbert Roberts, Leonard Fudge, KendrickRathbone, Lewis Aumick, Lester Honeywell, Edwin Scott, Elwin Hoose, Leigh Brooks, Harold Cole, and the host and hostess making 28 in all. Dainty refreshments were served. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all.

Miss Gertrude Luckey of East Troy and Mr. Grover Stanton were married in Towanda on Wednesday. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. James Batterson, and in the evening both couples were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pfanmuller at their recently established home in South Canton Street.

The marriage has just been made public of Mr. James L. Batterson and Miss Elizabeth A Schucker on Tuesday evening, April 12th. The ceremony was performed at the M.E. parsonage by the Rev. G.M. Whiting. They were attended by Miss Gertrude Luckey and Mr. Grover Stanton. Her many friends extend felicitations.

On Saturday evening twenty-five of the young people of this place, met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Brooks for a surprise in honor of their son, Lee’s thirteenth birthday. The evening was delightfully spent with games, etc. A light luncheon was served. Those present were: the Misses Aline Leonard, Rossa and Maude VanNoy, Sarah, Frances and Lydia Jones, Lottie Ellis, Minnie Churchill, Lettie Luckey, Ethel VanHorn, Ethel Fudge, Mable Califf, Martha Parke, Maude Cole, Messrs. Alfred VanHorn, Harold Jones, Harold Cole, Percy VanNoy, Arthur Young, Ellery Churchill, Glenn Spencer, Russell Farmer, Lester Honeywell, Willie Robinson, Harry Brooks.

The funeral of Miss Grace Oldroyd will be held at the home of her uncle, E. L. Luckey of 509 Balsam Street this morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. George Y. Benton, pastor of the Westside Methodist Church, officiated. The remains will be removed to Troy, Pa for burial in the Troy Cemetery.

Sylvania Borough School. Honor roll third month, Senior department, Mrs. Florence Card, teacher; Louis Bixby, Hugh Cameron, Neil Cameron, Fred Campbell, George Keyes, Willie Slade, Murray Woodward, Lee Woodward, Cecile Alexander, Neva Bixby, Lula Card, Ethel Card, Alice Evans, Bessie Evans, Hannah Luckey, Rubie Rockwell, Edith Slade, Chrissie Waldo, Kate Hill. Enrolled 26, average 25.

Junior Department, Miss Alice Waldo, teacher: Leland Card, Lynn Card, Harold Gustin, Roy Keyes, (unreadable) ean Rockwell, Frank Slade, Earl Williams, Effa Alexander, Elsie Mon(unreadable), Hazel Rockwell, Mildred Williams. Enrolled 20.

Harold Scouten died yesterday morning at 10 o’clock at his home in Smithfeld township. He was 24 years old and is survived by his wife, Florence; four children, Wayne, Burton, Beatrice and Angeline, all at home. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 o’clock at the home. Burial will be in the East Smithfield cemetery. The Rev. O.J. Steverson of East Smithfield will officiate.

Miss Grace Oldroyd of this city died Saturday at 3:35 p.m. at the home of her niece Mrs. Jay McDougal, near Starkey. She became ill about nine weeks ago when she went to visit her niece. The decedent was a member of the household of J H Shearer of 733 West Third St for a period of 13 years. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. C.J. Moore, of Corning; four brothers, George M Oldroyd of Millerton, John H Oldroyd of Elmira, Jesse H Oldroyd of Horseheads, Delbert L Oldroyd of Corning. The funeral will be held at the home of her uncle E L Luckey of 509 Balsam Street Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. George Y Benton, pastor of the Westside Methodist Church to officiate. The remains will be removed to Troy Pa for burial in the Troy Cemetery.

Mrs. Hannah Luckey dies suddenly in Sayre Hospital. From the same trouble which so suddenly ended the life of Col Theodore Roosevelt, two weeks ago, blood clot on the lung, Mrs. Hannah Luckey Besley died unexpectedly last Sunday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital where she was being treated for an injured foot. Her husband of a few months, Roy Besley, was with her. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. FrankLuckey promptly notified of the seriousness of her condition, were on the point of starting for Sayre, when the crushing word came of her death. A native of Sylvania, twenty eight years old last September 8th, as neighbor, teacher, wife, member of the Presbyterian Church, and of Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges and Vice-Chairman of the Columbia Red Cross, Mrs. Besley had made for herself an enduring place in the affections of a large circle of acquaintances. The funeral at the home of her parents on Wednesday afternoon was attended by delegations from the bodies to which she belonged and by a very large gathering of mourning relatives and friends. The Rev. A. G Cameron , her pastor, officiated. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.

The late Page Morgan, whose death was briefly noted in last week’s Gazette Register, was born at Pittsford, Vt., Dec 9th, 1816. His parents were William and Rachel Shelden Morgan. His education was obtained at the common schools and with but little assistance he made his own way in the world. He was married Oct 1, 1837 to Miss Mary Reynolds of Pittsford, VT. In 1844, they came to Pennsylvania, and in 1859 settled upon the farm where he had since resided, respected by a large circle of friends. A great shock to Mr. Morgan was the death after three years in the service of his only son, Francis Morgan, who succumbed to the privations and hardships of six months’ confinement in one of the Confederate prison pens at Milien, Georgia.

Mrs. Morgan died Feb. 19, 1883, after a lingering illness from consumption, leaving Mr. Morgan alone in the world. On Nov. 11, 1885, he married Miss Frank Taylor who survives him and was constantly at his bedside, doing everything possible to alleviate his suffering. He had long been a member of the M.E. Church at East Troy. Toward its support he was a cheerful and liberal contributor. His memory will be revered and cherished on account of his straightforward Christian character. Funeral services were held at his home on Friday Nov 25th, the Rev. Fitzgerald officiating. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Stout married 50 years. Mansfield- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stout celebrated their 50th anniversary Feb 5. With their daughter, Mrs. Lewis Copp and family, they took dinner and attended a motion picture in Elmira. From Elmira they accompanied their grandson, Francis Copp, to his home in Sayre. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Francis Copp entertained at dinner in honor or Mr. and Mrs. Stout. The color scheme was carried out in gold and they were presented a gift of gold. The afternoon was spent on visiting and taking pictures.

Mary Jane Bentley Luckey, wife of John Luckey, died in her Redington Avenue home here last Saturday afternoon. October 6th, at the age of 80 years. She was born in Rutland Township, Tioga County, in August 3, 1854, the daughter of the late Wallace and Sarah Bentley, pioneer residents there, and was a resident of Troy over 60 years. A woman of the finest character, Mrs. Luckey was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and, during her active years, took a prominent part in the church organizations. She is survived by Mr. Luckey and one daughter, Mrs. Willard Price, of Ithaca. The largely attended funeral was held from her late home at 2p.m. Tuesday, her Pastor Leonard F Basford officiating and burial was in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery.

April 25, 1931 Valley Shocked by Deaths of Athens Couple in Automobile Accident.

Popular Athens residents who met death in an automobile accident near Canandaigua early Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Brown were returning to their home from Rochester when they were killed. With them were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sumner, also of Athens, who are patients in a Canandaigua hospital. Mrs. Sumner’s condition is regarded as critical. Mr. Sumner is reported as making a satisfactory recovery. (There were pictures of Harry R Brown and Mrs. Harry R Brown)

Father Located, Told of Tragedy; Sumners Improve- Postmaster Arthur R Brown of Athens is informed of death of son and Latter’s wife when he reads newspaper-Radio, Newspapers Aid Search-Funeral to be Monday-Sumners will Recover. Athens, April 25- Postmaster Arthur R Brown of Athens, father of the late Harry R Brown who with his wife was killed in an auto accident near Canandaigua early Friday morning, was located early Friday evening following an intensive search which extended over the entire Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Brown who was enjoying an extended fishing trip with Dr. E.M. Cowell of Athens, could not be found Friday when news of the tragic accident reached Athens. Radio stations broadcasted his description, police officials were supplied with descriptions and newspapers were asked to assist in the hunt.

Friday afternoon about 5:30 o’clock, Mr. Brown arrived in Scranton and purchased a newspaper where he read the details of the deaths of his son and daughter-in-law. He immediately started for Athens and arrived at his home shortly before 9 o’clock Friday night.

The bodies of the two victims were returned to Athens late Friday afternoon by Undertaker George Powers and now repose at the family home at 225 Main Street. The funeral will he held Monday at a time to be announced later.

The other two Athens residents who were involved in the fatal crash, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sumner remain in a serious condition at the Canandaigua Hospital. Hospital authorities state this morning that both patients are expected to recover, providing they experience no setback.

Harry Brown and Wife Meet Death- Couple Accompanying Them Also Seriously Hurt in Crash near Canandaigua, N.Y. Bodies Brought Back to Athens-Athens, April 24- The town was shocked and saddened today by news of the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown in an automobile accident which occurred just outside of Canandaigua shortly after three o’clock this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sumner, who were with them, were also injured; the latter seriously. She lies in an extremely critical condition in the Canandaigua Hospital. The doctors say she has a fracture of the left leg, an injured back, numerous cuts and bruises and possible internal injuries. Fred Sumner’s injuries are not serious. They consist of numerous cuts and bruises and injury to the back.

The accident occurred when the Packard sedan in which they were riding with Mr. Brown at the wheel, left the concrete road, twisted on the soft dirt shoulders and rolled over six or seven times. The first man to arrive on the scene was W.E. Merrill, of Nichols, NY, and a truck driver, who reports that the body of Mrs. Brown was lying forty feet from the car, which was almost completely demolished. Mr. Brown was alive when Merrill arrived a minute or so after the crash, but he died shortly afterwards while on the way to Canandaigua in an ambulance.

Mr. Brown, who was president of the Athens Motor Company, had taken a Packard car in a trade on a new car deal and accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Sumner, the former being a salesman for the Athens Motor Company, went to Rochester yesterday where he expected to dispose of the Packard car. He was unsuccessful and the party decided to return to Athens. The accident occurred on the return journey. It is thought that Mr. Brown was tired from his long drive from Athens to Rochester and back to Canandaigua and simply ran off the concrete. The shoulders of the road were quite soft at this point as a result of the rain of the day before.

The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Brown were brought to Athens late this afternoon. Mechanics at a Canandaigua garage where the car was taken after the accident said that they had never seen an automobile so badly wrecked.

Mr. Brown was the son of Arthur R Brown, postmaster of Athens, who late yesterday afternoon had not heard of his son’s death, being on a fishing trip near Coudersport and could not be located. A radio appeal was broadcast from Rochester in an effort to locate them, but without success.

Harry Brown was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown. He was born in Elkland, Pa. On November 20,1890, and spent the early years of his life there. He was associated in the automobile business with his father.

On October 19, 1913, he was married to Miss Gertrude Forbes of Rome. He was a member of Rural Amity Lodge, F. and A.M. Irem Temple Shrine in Wilkes-Barre, the B.P.O.E., the L.O.O.M. and the Shepard Hills Country Club at Waverly.

Mrs. Brown was born in Rome, Pa July 29, 1889, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forbes. She is survived by her parents and one brother, Walter, of Sayre. She was a talented musician, and both she and her husband enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout the county.

Mansfield Man Passes- Wilson Hubbard was former Treasurer of Tioga County. Wilson R Hubbard, former treasurer of Tioga County, died Saturday, in the Blossburg Hospital after an illness of three months. Mr. Hubbard was born near Mansfield 70 years ago and spent his entire life in this vicinity. He served one term as treasurer of Tioga County and for many years was secretary of the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company and was active in the grange. He is survived by his wife, a son Lawrence, a daughter, Wilda, and a brother, C.E. Hubbard, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the Methodist Church, the Rev. D.W. Baylis officiating.

Will Luckey died Sept 13, 1934 at the age of 85.

Former East Troy Pastor Sorely Bereaved. A dark shadow was cast over the home of Rev. and Mrs. W. H.S. Loller of Monroeton, when on March 28th, the grim reaper, death, took from the family circle their eldest daughter, Rachel Anna, ages 13 years, 4 months. She was ill but a week, having taken a severe cold, which terminated in pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Miller of North Towanda, assisted by Rev. Dr. Mills of Towanda, on Monday evening, March 29th, at the parsonage. Dr. Mills read the scripture of lst Corinthians: Rev. Miller spoke from the text, " She is not dead but sleepeth".

On Tuesday morning the remains were taken to Kennett Square, near Philadelphia, where they were laid at rest in Longwood Cemetery.

Rachel was a bright girl, and her future seemed to be one of great promise, but God, in his infinite wisdom, saw fit to call her home.

In their sad bereavement, Rev. and Mrs. Loller have heartfelt sympathy of many friends in East Troy and West Burlington, where Mr. Loller was pastor, for several years, before going to Monroeton.

William Morse died at the home of Leon Clark in Granville Saturday forenoon, June 29, 1940, aged 76 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Susan Thomas, of Canton, and four sons, Delacy, Granville, Delos, Troy, David, Dundee, Mich, and William, Ann Arbor, Mich. The funeral was held at the Collins & Morse Funeral Home at Canton Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in LeRoy Cemetery.

Mrs. H Sylvester Morgan, one of the older residents of the Armenia section, died in her home at the top of Sylvania hill, Saturday, March 25, 1939, at the age of 81. She was a member of the Baptist Church, Armenia, and the Armenia Grange. Mrs. Morgan is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Leon Nash, a grandson, Dwight Nash, of Armenia, a brother, Joseph Harvey, Watkins Glen, N.Y. The funeral was held at the Soper & Mosher Funeral Home here on Tuesday 10 a.m. and burial will be later in the Pierce Cemetery, Armenia.

Allen Walborn, aged 55, Granville Center, died Wednesday morning, June 26, 1940, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He leaves his wife, nine children, Mrs. Lester Ripley, East Troy; Mrs. Leon Knapp and Mrs. Ellsworth Dunbar, Mansfield; Mrs. Kenneth Cole, Edna, Esther, Lawrence and Leon Walborn, Granville Center and Mrs. Kenneth Krise, Ogdensburg., three sisters, Mrs. Frank Rinebold, Canton; Mrs. Sadie Ammerman, Granville Center and Mrs. Azor Putnam, Troy; a brother, Benjamin Walborn, Ulster; a half-brother, Dr. Fred Wilcox, Philadelphia. Funeral was held at the family home Friday at 1:30 and at the Church of Christ at 2 p.m., the Rev Jesse Porter officiating. Burial was in the Granville Center Cemetery.

John H Luckey- For some sixty years a resident of Troy, died last Friday, November 25th in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willard Price, Ithaca, where he had been since 1934. He was 90 years old. He was employed by the late Everett E VanDyne during his active years and the family home was on Redington Avenue in the home now occupied by Mrs. Edward Borgeson and family. Mr. Luckey was a member of long standing in the local Methodist church and was on the official board for a time. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Luckey Price, Ithaca, NY, and two brothers, Frank H and Charles Luckey, both of Troy. A prayer service was held at 10 a.m. Monday at the home of Mrs. Price in Ithaca and funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul M Brown officiating. Burial was by the side of his wife in Glenwood Cemetery.

Merritt L Cook died at his home at Bailey Creek Monday morning, Nov 28th. He was 75 years old. Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Lillian Levy Cook, and eight children, Hendrick, Wyckoff, NJ, Charles, Roseville; Louis, Sarasota, Fla, Mrs. Mertie Baker, Austinville, Mrs. Adda Feller, Bogota, NJ, J M Cook, Buffalo, Orin, Mainesburg, and Ray, Rutland, two brothers, Otis Cook, Mansfield and Minor Cook, Rutland, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Stone, Rutland, and Miss Georgia Cook, Rutland. He was an uncle of Arland Cooke, of the Carpenter & Pierce Company.

There was private prayer service at the home Wednesday at 9:30, with a public funeral service at Jobs Corners Church at 10:30. Burial was in Jobs Corners Cemetery. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.

Birthday Surprise- a surprise birthday party was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bull at Mansfield for Mrs. Lavinia Lawrence, the occasion being her eighty-second birthday. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Matteson and son Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. George Osborne and daughter Betty Lee, Maney Benson and Mr. and Mrs. George Bull, all of Mansfield; Mrs. Hattie Fullwood and daughter Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lawrence and daughter Louise of Wellsboro, Mrs. Anna Pratt, Charles Purdy, Mrs. Maude Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. WeldonLawrence and daughter Lorraine of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Arch Benson of Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luckey of Troy, and Miss Jerry Ann Townsend of Mansfield. A lovely dinner was served and everyone reported an enjoyable time.

Averys Celebrate 55th Wedding Anniversary. Married in Roseville by Rev. Rockwell. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Avery, Columbia Township, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a family reunion Monday evening, Feb 26th, 1940, in their home. Friends were welcomed during the day and evening.

Mrs. Avery was the former Miss Cora Minerva Knapp. She and James W Avery were married in Roseville in February 26, 1885 by the Rev. A. G. Rockwell. They lived on their farm near Roseville for 24 years and managed the hotel there from February to October 1885, when the hotel burned. In 1904, they moved to Sylvania where they managed the Sylvania Hotel for three years, retiring to their farm in 1907 where they have since resided.

Mr. and Mrs. Avery have two children, Elmer E Avery and Miss Nell Avery; also two grandsons, Donald and Dale Avery, all of Columbia Township.

Troy, Pa. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gerould (nee Elsie Borgeson), East Smithfield, a daughter, Letitia Mae, Sunday, January 21, 1940, at the home of her mother Mrs. Lettie Borgeson, Redington Avenue.

Mrs. Edith R Brown, widow of the late Arthur R Brown, Athens, died Tuesday evening in her home there after a short illness of pneumonia. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Effie Luckey, East Troy, Mrs. Alice Hubbard, and Mrs. Eleanor Day, Mansfield, and one brother, Fred Hakes, also of Mansfield.

Into the office the other day came Mrs. Austin Young, Elmira, a daughter of the late L.O. and Sarah Kipp Hickok. She brought copies of several ancient Bradford County newspapers including the Bradford Argus and Reform Advocate, published in Towanda on April 4th, 1835. In it, notice was given of the dissolution of the Troy firm of Paine, Morse & Company, manufacturers of furnaces. Another advertisement announced that the business would be continued by James A Paine. Another paper in her possession is the Northern Banner, Towanda, date of April 11th, 1835. Irad Wilson, Alba, announced his candidacy for Brigade Inspector of the Second Brigade, 9th Division, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Also in this issue was an offer to sell 1200 acres near Athens. Of later date was a copy of the Argus on November 27th, 1862, published during the terrible epidemic of typhoid fever that devastated this country at that time. Particularly poignant was the notice of the death of four children of Elder Joseph Beaman. Joseph, 25, died on October 5th, William, 18, on November 6th, Lydia, 16, on November 11th, and the last death was that of Ruth L, 20, on the 17th of November. Elder Beaman, pioneer resident of the Coryland section, was the grandfather of Miss. Frances Beaman, W. W. Beaman and others of their family. Brothers and sisters of their father, the late John W Beaman, the four typhoid victims are buried, side by side, in a private cemetery on the Beaman farm in Coryland. It is said of Elder Beaman that he wanted a school at Coryland and that the County Commissioners of that day refused to build it, claiming that there were not enough pupils. Nothing daunted, he told them that he would build it himself and fill it with children-which he did. In this issue was advertisement for the sale of dandelion coffee, a panacea for many ills of the flesh.

Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, parents of Mrs. Young, at one time conducted a tavern on the site of the present Troy Engine & Machine Company Office Building. Mr. Young was for several years in the mercantile business in Roseville and Mrs. Young recalls vividly the two fires, that nearly razed the town while they were residents there. One of these fires, July 8th, 1890, started after a long spell of very dry weather and, fanned by a high wind, burned the Church, Grange Hall, I.O.O.F. Hall, Hanyen’s store, The Squire Rose Hotel and fourteen dwellings.

In connection with reminiscences of the old opera house, we have the following from David Paine, New York City:

"All of the older residents of Troy will remember that there was a scene depicted on the drop curtain at the Opera House, entitled "Just Above Port Clinton in the Valley of the Little Schuylkill" Port Clinton is a little town near the point where the Schuylkill River breaks through the Blue Mountains in southern Pennsylvania. This Spring I happened to be motoring in that neighborhood, and I went a few miles out of my way to go through Port Clinton, and finally located the spot which corresponded exactly on that curtain. I took one or two Kodak pictures of the surroundings which I shall show you someday."

The inscription on the stone that marks the grave of "old Cato" colored man mentioned in our last issue, in Oak Hill cemetery, reads: "Cato Ferguson, born a slave, May 17th 1805, died May 20, 1883." We are told that we have failed to mention one of the local Negro characters of the days when the ground, on the Elmira Street side of the present school building, was nothing but a swamp. In this marshland, a John Scott, who ran a one-horse dray, had a cabin. There he lived with his daughter, Cal, a Negress of great heighth and strength. This swamp was drained by George Taylor, the outlet running to Sugar Creek through the present Victor Ellenberger property.

Edward Borgeson of Troy Killed- Chauffer for M. H. McGlenn in Fatal Accident While Returning Home After taking Employer to Hunting Camp near Canton.

Canton, Nov 30- Edward Borgeson of Troy, aged 37, was instantly killed about 7 o’clock tonight when the car he was riding, left the state road at a point in front of Crockett Lodge on Upper Troy Street. The car rolled down a six-foot embankment.

Mr. Borgeson was driving a car belonging to M.H. McGlenn of Troy and had taken Mr. McGlenn to a hunter’s camp south of Canton. He was on his way home when the accident happened. As he was alone in the car and the road at this point is straight, no one ever will know just what happened. Dr. J. P. McCallem, who was called pronounced him dead and said he had fractured his neck.

Clifford McIntosh was walking along the street and saw the lights go over the bank a moment later hearing the crash. Others who heard the crash also rushed to the scene but Borgeson was dead when they reached him.

Mr. Borgeson was formerly employed by the Associated Gas & Electric Company at Troy but recently had been employed as a chauffeur doing odd jobs. He is survived by his father, Nels Borgeson, a wife, and five children, all of Troy.

Borgeson and Longo Killed When Plane Crashes Here-First Fatal Accident of Kind in Troy

Harold Borgeson, 16, son of Mrs. Edward Borgeson and the late Mr. Borgeson and Alfred Longo, were killed last evening, 1940(rest of date missing), between seven and eight o’clock Longo’s two-cylinder Aronica plane nosed-dived into a field on the (name missing) farm about one quarter mile east of the borough reservoir. Longo, the pilot and owner of the plane had just taken off and was at two hundred feet in the air when the motor sputtered and quit. She dropped swiftly to the ground became a tangled mass, that it was hard to get the men out. Borgeson lived about a half hour but did not regain consciousness. The bodies were removed to the Soper Funeral Home, where it was found that both had fractured skulls, broken legs, broken backs, and multiple cuts and bruises.

Longo’s plane was the only locally owned machine. He was given flying instruction at Lock Haven, bought the plane last summer and it had become a familiar sight in local skies during the late afternoon and evening. Motor Police have started an investigation as to the cause of the accident and Coroner A. E. Dann, Canton will make no formal statement until they report.

Borgeson, who would have been a Sophomore in Troy High School this year had been employed in the

Service Station. He is survived by his mother and three sisters. His father, Edward Borgeson, also met death in an accident when he was killed in an auto crash near Canton several years ago.

Mr. Longo, who has become known to many through his restaurant business here, is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C Longo, Elmira, a brother and three sisters. He was a member of the Troy Business Men’s Club.

Funeral arrangements for the men are incomplete as we go to press and the whole community is saddened by the death of these young men.

Borgeson and Longo Funeral Services Last Friday. Last rites for Harold Borgeson and Alfred Longo, killed in an airplane accident here on Wednesday evening of last week, were held Friday. Rev. Paul M.Brown, of the Methodist Church officiated in the morning for Mr. Longo and in the afternoon for Mr. Borgeson, both services being held in the Soper Funeral Home. They were buried in adjoining graves in Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Borgeson is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lettie Borgeson, three sisters, Mrs. L.C. Gerould, East Smithfield, Mrs. Hazel Bentley, Elmira, and Betty, at home. His paternal grandfather, Nels Borgeson, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luckey, also survive.

Wagner-Luckey- Miss Doris Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wagner, Saturday night became the bride of Vernon Luckey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Luckey, Sugar Hill, Watkins Glen.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H.E. Malick, pastor of the Horseheads Presbyterian Church.

Miss Ollie Buck was maid of honor and Miss Nettie Buck was bridesmaid. Both are cousins of the bridegroom. Lewis Wagner, brother of the bride, was best man. Emil Storch also was an attendant of the bridgegroom. Ushers were Elmer Storch and Robert Lelige. Virginia Wagner, sister of the bride, was flower girl.

Wedding music, provided by Gordon Dykes, included the wedding march from "Lohengrin"’ "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly".

A reception at the Luckey home followed the ceremony. The couple will reside at Sugar Hill. Pre-nuptial parties honoring the bride included a kitchen shower given by Mrs. Joseph C Mallory and a variety shower and dance at West Hill Community Cabin by Miss Nettie Buck. Sixty guests attended the latter affair.

Golden Wedding Observed by East Troy People-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luckey celebrated their golden wedding at their pleasant home, near East Troy, on Tuesday, December 31st. Mrs. Luckey was formerly Miss Effie Hakes, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Hakes, Mansfield. Those present were: Mrs. Lettie Borgeson, Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Luckey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Perry, East Troy; Mrs. Louis Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. George Luckey, Mosherville; Mrs. Norman Sweet, Elmira; Mr. And Mrs. Fred Hakes,Mrs. Alice Hubbard and Mrs. Eleanor Day, Mansfield. An enjoyable time was spent by all.

Local Chronology of 1936-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luckey celebrated their golden wedding at their home near East Troy on the last day of 1935.

Borgeson-Bentley- Miss. Hazel Borgeson, daughter of Mrs. Edward Borgeson, and Mr. Maurice Bentley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bentley, Mansfield, were married last Saturday, September 30th, 1939, in the Baptist parsonage, Wellsboro, by Rev. Charles Sheriff. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Horace O’Dell, Mansfield, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom. They will live in Elmira, where Mr. Bentley is employed.

Mrs. Rose F. Luckey of Mosherville. Funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at the family home. The Rev. Orey E. Crippen will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.

Mrs. Rose F. Luckey for the past 16 years telephone operator in the Mosherville Exchange of the Citizens’ Mutual died in her home there last Friday afternoon, November 19. She was 70 years old.

Charles Luckey has purchased of his brother, John Luckey, the house in Redington Ave now occupied by James Crandle and family. Mr. Luckey’s daughter, Mrs. Edward Borgeson, and family will move from Redington Row into the Luckey House.

Mrs. Frank H Luckey is suffering from a fractured arm, sustained Christmas afternoon when she slipped and fell. Mrs. Luckey, who is 73 was taken to the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Fred B. Luckey retired Lehigh Railroad Engineer, died Tuesday, April 6, 1937, at the family home, Sayre. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Grace, and a grandson, Harry Luckey Snell, both of Elizabeth, N.J. Private funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at the Powers Funeral Home, Sayre. Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.

Borgeson-Gerould- Miss. Elsie Borgeson, eldest daughter of Mrs. Lettie Borgeson, Troy and Hubert Gerould, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Gerould, Smithfield, were quietly married Saturday, September 4th at the Methodist parsonage, Canton by Rev. Albert Trickett. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Alton Kilgore, East Troy. Mr. Gerould is employed by Warner Produce Co, East Troy.

Noted College Head Dies-Houghton, N.Y.- Houghton College today completed funeral arrangements for Dr. James Seymour Luckey, 69, who died at his home here last night after serving 29 years as president of the school.

The services will be at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Wesleyan Methodist Church here.

Doctor Luckey had been connected with the college almost continuously since he became a student the year it was founded as a seminary in 1884. He was its second graduate and became principal at the age of 26. Houghton was a seminary when Doctor Luckey became its president. It gained a college charter in 1923 and membership in the Middle States Association of Colleges in 1935.

Milton P. Brooks died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Brooks, Wednesday, December 28, 1910. On January 9, 1910, he was injured in the Lehigh Railway yards at Sayre. He underwent two operations at the Packer Hospital, and returned for the third, but was informed by the physicians that it would be of no benefit and advised that he be taken home and made as comfortable until the end., which came in a very short time. From the time of his injury until relieved by death every hour was filled with suffering. The post mortem examination by Drs. Phillips and Barker revealed the presence of cancerous growths in the abdominal cavity.

Milton Brooks was highly respected, and is friends were legion. He was a member of East Troy M E Church, of Hector Lodge, I.O.O.F., and Golden Link Rebeckah Lodge, both of which attended the funeral services in a body. Several brothers from Troy Lodge were also in attendance.

The funeral, one of the largest ever held in the community, was held from the M.E. Church, the Rev. Stillman Martin, assisted by Revs. Annable and Hess, officiating. The choir from the Baptist Church furnished appropriate music.

He is survived besides his parents, by two brothers, Harry and Lee, who gave him their undivided attention during his last days. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks have the sympathy of all who know him.

Lee Brooks Troy Soldier Dies in France- Companion Writes That He Went Into Battle With a Smile and Met Death in the American Way, by a bullet-Shot Through Heart.

Troy, Pa. Oct 30- Mr. and Mrs. Waldo W. Brooks received word Tuesday morning of the death of their younger son Sergeant Lee Brooks, who was killed in action in France, September 26, in the first day of the big drive, probably in the Argonne Woods. This is the first death reported of a Troy boy in France. His father fought in the 161st New York Volunteers during the rebellion and was severely wounded in the battle of Sabien Cross Roads, La. He had a twin brother in that war, two other brothers fought in it and he has given two sons to his country’s service, one in camp and this one making the supreme sacrifice. The death of Lee Brooks is the first in Priam Lodge of Odd Fellows. He was also a member of the Methodist Church.

Lee Brooks would have been twenty five years of age, had he lived till the 25th of November. He was a painter with his father until the past two years, when he was a barber in the H.G. Wood barber shop in this place. He was especially fond of his home, and he derived his greatest pleasure from the attentions he could bestow upon his parents.

Harold Peters of East Troy was killed in action on the same day and Lieutenant Cushing also received a bad wound. By a singular coincidence, eight years ago Lee Brooks’ elder brother died of typhoid fever and soon afterward Harold Peters elder brother died and in this instance both boys were killed the same morning. They belonged to the same company.

No official announcement has been received from the War Department by either Lyman Peters or Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, but the letter with particulars from his comrade Vincent A Vineski, arrived Tuesday morning bringing the sad news but bringing comfort to the hearts of his parents by his bravery. The last time Mr. Vineski was home, he called upon Mrs. Brooks and in parting she told him to take good care of Lee. He promised that he would and it was painful duty to impart the sad news to her of his death. Sergeant Lee Brooks was a member of Co G. 314th Infantry. His brother Harry Brooks is at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana.

The letter from Mr. Vineski follows:

October 13th, 1918

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Brooks:

I presume by this time you have received word from the War Department of Lee’s death, but as these telegrams simply announce "killed in action" I feel it my duty to give you a little of the particulars. Writing this letter is a mighty painful task for me as Lee and I were sincere friends as far as we had gone in this game and as you know for years before. Several times I have started to write and simply could not. I can’t realize yet that he is not in the company with me. Lee died as a hero should and just as you would want him to go if it were ordained by the Almighty that he should fall in this war. You can feel mighty proud of him, and you have this consolation that he died in the American way by a bullet. He was shot through the heart by a sniper as near as we can figure out though the machine gun bullets were flying fast. Therefore his death was instantaneous. He had an army burial with chaplain at the grave and his personal effects were taken care of and I presume will be forwarded and reach you some time.

Harold Peters was killed the same morning, but not with Lee. Lieutenant Cushing also received a bad wound near the heart, but at last reports was getting along good. Both Lee and Harold were killed the morning of Sept 26th. I will never forget the day. It was the beginning of a drive of several days-several days of real hell on earth and if a man were to be killed in the drive it was better that he should go the first morning than on the last day. The only regret is that he would not know of our victorious advance as we certainly drove the Huns. They even shelled the hospital with our wounded, killing several in their madness.

I talked with Lee not over a half hour before he died as we were advancing and he was smiling and in the best spirits as though he enjoyed the whole thing; so you can see he was not shirking or cowardly. In this game you have to figure your life is not your own and have to be ready to go any minute, but really you get so used to danger you do not mind it. In closing this letter I want to give you and Mr. Brooks all the consolation and sympathy I can in your hour of anguish, though I realize that no feeling of a friend no matter how close or dear he is, can equal that of a father or mother, especially a mother.

With all the sympathy I can give you and with the feeling that the spirit of Lee is hovering around as I write this I am,

Yours, most sincerely,

Sergt. Vincent A Vineski

Co G. 314th Infantry American E.F. France

Mr. and Mrs. Perry A. Rockwell celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at their home Wednesday December 23rd.

Mr. and Mrs. Avery Celebrate 54th Wedding Anniversary- Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Avery entertained last Sunday, February 26th, in honor of Mr. Avery’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Avery, who were married 54 years ago on that day. They are in excellent health and received many congratulations by card and telephone. Besides the immediate family, Charles A Batterson was a guest.

Troy- Mr. and Mrs. James W Avery celebrated their 55th Wedding anniversary with a family reunion Monday evening at their home in Sylvania, where their many friends called during the day.

Miss Cora Minerva Knapp and James W Avery were married at Roseville, Pa. Feb. 26, 1885, by the Rev. A. G. Rockwell.

Death of Mrs. Batterson Saddens Troy-Was Prominent Local Woman- Mrs. James L Batterson, Troy who was the former Elizabeth A Schucker, died at seven last evening, Wednesday, March 23, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Ill for some time, Mrs. Batterson was taken to the hospital four weeks ago and, although she proved unusually courageous in her fight for recovery, death came last evening. She was born on January 22d, 1899, on the Schucker Farm at Ballard’s Corners, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Adam and Clara Palmer Schucker. She was educated in the Charleston High School and taught at one time in Ward Township, Tioga County. She came to Troy to live following her marriage to Mr. Batterson on April 12, 1921, and took an active part in the affairs of the Baptist church of which she was a member. She was a woman of outstanding ability, loved and respected by all who knew her. Surviving are her parents, her husband, a foster son, Alva Batterson, two sisters, Mrs. Austin Kendall, Troy, and Miss Hazel Schucker, Woodbury, NJ, three brothers, Mark and Merle, Sylvania, and Maurice, Sayre. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. this Friday from the First Baptist Church, Rev. Herbert T. Punchard officiating and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Brooks-Flick Unit, American Legion Auxiliary will attend in a body. Friends may call at the Soper & Mosher Funeral Home until noon Friday.

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