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ADAMS Miss Jeannette-Very widely known some few years back as the owner of a book store in the Masonic Temple, Lake St, Elmira, died Thursday, Sept 15, 1949, in her home of some years at Coxsackle, NY. She was 85 years old. She was a half-sister of the mother of the late H Kent Mitchell Sr. She was the donor of the beautiful memorial windows in St Paul’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by several cousins in Elmira. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 pm from Christ Episcopal Church, Coxsackle with burial in a cemetery there.

ALBRIGHT Howard E-41, of 217 William St Waverly, died August 14, 1948, at his home. Lifelong resident of Waverly; member of the Waverly Moose Lodge 1490, and Cayuta Hose Co. Survived by wife, Gertrude; sons, Howard Jr., at home, Edwin, U S Navy stationed at Great Lakes Training Station; daughters, Priscilla at home and Mrs. Frank Roney Jr., Kansas City, Mo.; mother Della, Waverly; sister, Mrs. Earl Lunger of Meshoppen, Pa; three aunts. Body at Geer Funeral Home, Waverly, where services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 pm. Rev. Wilton J Dubrick.   Burial in Forest Home Cemetery.

Allen, Fred M-Mansfield “blind poet” and former educator, died in his home Monday, May 20, 1946, after some years of failing health. He was 91 years old and the son of the late Fordyce M Allen, one of the early principals of the then Mansfield State Normal School.

Marjorie A. 'Marj' Of Elmira, NY, went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2006, surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was born in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Edmund C. and Margaret E. (Kumph) Altenburg. Her father owned the Altenburg Brick Company in Buffalo, NY, where she was employed for 10 years. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, James R. Roush; daughter, Karen Lynne Roush of Waverly, NY; Dr. James Bennett and his wife, Stella Roush of Corning, NY; their children and Marjorie's beloved grandchildren, Jennifer and Sarah Roush. Mrs. Roush graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Buffalo, NY, and attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, the University of Buffalo and later completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at Elmira College in 1983. The Department of the Treasury (IRS) employed her, then in 1983 she began her employment with the Chemung County Office for Aging as a caseworker, retiring in 1999 after 16 years of dedicated service. From 1999 to 2006, she volunteered at her son's practice, Village Foot Care in Painted Post, NY. 'Marj' as she was affectionately known, was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Her special devotion to the Blessed Virgin was due to her lifelong commitment as a member of the sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which began in High School. At her request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 West Church Street, Elmira, NY 14905, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan will celebrate her Mass. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Bath National Cemetery Bath, NY. The family requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

Stephens, Mrs. Annie M (Allyn) - Sayre, Sept 20- Mrs. Annie M Stephens, vice president of the Sayre Printing Company, died at noon today at her home on North Main Street in Athens after a brief illness.  Mrs. Stephens was 87 in July. Born in July 12, 1859, in Warren Center, Pa., she was the daughter of Henry C and Betsy Bowen Allyn. Her brother, Arthur E Allyn, of Hastings, Neb, died in August 1945, leaving her the last of six children.   She married Dana R Stephens in 1885 and moved to Athens from East Smithfield in 1903, when Mr. Stephens founded the D R Stephens Creamery Company, which he operated until 1915. A year after coming to Athens, the family moved into the residence at 501 North Main Street. In 1917 The Times-Record was purchased from C L Francisco by her husband and the Evening Times was established. Dana R Stephens died suddenly from heart failure in April 1918, leaving the operation of the Evening Times to their son, J Rex Stephens. Upon the death of her son, in December of 1920, Mrs. Stephens became actively interested in the Sayre Printing Company, publishing the Evening Times. The newspaper made steady gains from the small beginning to the point where today. It has a circulation of over 6,500 daily copies. She has been vice-president of the Sayre Printing Company since 1922 and was constant in her attention to the progress of the newspaper.   Mrs. Stephens was a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster, who came to this country on the Mayflower in 1620, and she was able to count scores of relatives who came to this country prior to 1650 as early settlers of New England. The Allyn family moved to Warren Center in Bradford County in 1815. Her daughter, Mrs. L N Brown, of Cleveland, Ohio died in 1939. Two of her grandsons, both pilots, were killed in World War II. Lt Arthur B Johnston was killed on his fifth combat mission while co-pilot of a B-17 during a raid over Emden, Germany, while Lt Rex S Brown was killed in the crash of a C-54 on Biak Island in the Pacific. He had been a P-38 pilot, having completed 50 missions in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elwin H Johnston of Ulster and Mrs. Raymond B Arnold of Milan and by seven grandchildren, Dana S Johnston and Allyn S Brown, co-publishers of The Evening Times, Mrs. Mary Ellen Hutchinson of Roanoke, Va., Shirley Johnston of Ulster, L Neil Brown, Max A Brown and Mary Anne Brown, all of Cleveland. There are five great grandchildren. Mrs. Stephens was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.

Beach, Albert B-A telegram from his son James F Beach, Cleveland, Ohio announces the death Wednesday Sept 25, 1946 of Albert B Beach, son of the late Frank Beach and Mrs. Beach, at the age of 56 in Richmond, Va. The family lived in the house most recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Porter near Long’s Mills. Mr. Beach was a resident of Cleveland, Ohio for 24 years. He was the very successful manager of an electrical appliance selling agency. Latterly he has been living a retired life at Wimimico Beach, Remo, Va. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 pm at Kilmnock.Va. He is survived by a wife and son, James.

BENTLEY, Miss Grace-aged 75, Roaring Branch, died Thursday evening, March 17,1949 at the Green Home at Roaring Branch. Survived by brother, James Bentley, Wellsburg, NY; several nieces and one nephew. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 pm with Rev. Ardell Gould officiating.

Black, Clarence Linwood- husband of the former Miss E Agnese Hooley, died suddenly in his home in Greensboro, NC. Friday, November 23, 1945. He had been in poor health for sometime. Mr. Black was 59 years old and is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Dickson, Jr., Raeford, NC., two sons, John and William, both of the U S Navy. Funeral services and burial were held in Greensboro. He was a retired chemist, for 14 years with the Vick Chemical Co. and held degrees from  Davison College and Yale University.

Sawtelle, Nell Blaskesley-A memorial service will be held in the Mountain Lake Church on Sunday, Sept 2 (1948) at 2 pm for Nell Blaskesley Sawtelle. Mrs. Sawtelle was formerly from the Mountain Lake and did much toward the church there. A H Sawtelle of Buffalo, NY, her husband is giving a beautiful golden cross and two candlesticks in memory of her. There will be a special service of dedication of the cross and candlesticks at this service.

BLOOD, Fred H-Troy, July 22- 53, of Troy died Thursday, July 21, (1949) in the Veterans Hospital at Canandaigua, NY. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Wade Blood; one son, Richard Blood of Auburn, NY; two step-sons, Lyndon C Watkins of Wellsburg, NY and Nelson L Watkins of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home. Arrangements incomplete.

Ronan, Catherine Boland-Following an illness of three months, Catherine died in her home on Yale Avenue, Baltimore, Md. On Monday, January 13, 1947, at 2:30 am. The funeral mass was conducted at the St Joseph’s Passionist Monastery Church at 9 am Thursday and burial was in the Ronan plot, New Cathedral Cemetery, beside her husband, John W Ronan, formerly of Troy and Canton. Remaining in the home are a son, John Jr and a daughter, Elizabeth; also Katherine J Ronan, recently of Troy.

Kniffen, Mrs. Estella Bourdette-84 of East Smithfield, died Saturday evening, April 2, 1949. Louis Bourdette, East Smithfield, a brother survives.

BOYCE  H Russell-52 year old native of Troy, Pa, died at Elliot Hall, Willard on Tuesday evening, Aug 19, 1947, after an illness of two weeks. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. N E Boyce of Interlaken.  Mr. Boyce, a resident of Willard, had been employed at Willard and Rochester State Hospitals for years. Survivors besides his parents are wife, Dora May Brooks Boyce, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Hufford, Lodi, Beverly Boyce at home, one brother, Merideth, Interlaken, one sister, Mrs. Donald Button, Chemung. Funeral services were held at home Friday Aug 22nd with burial in Interlaken Cemetery, Interlaken.

IN Loving Memory of BROWNELL, Mary Curreri "Mamie" Age 89, formerly of East First St., Corning, NY, more recently of St. Joseph's Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit, died Friday, June 16, 2006. She was born July 20, 1916 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late Michael and Rose Dispenza Curreri. She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Corning Free Academy. Mary and Donald Brownell were married February 14, 1946 at St. Patricks, Corning, NY. Donald predeceased her in 1962. Mary was employed in the housekeeping department of the Baron Steuben Hotel, Corning Hilton and retired from the Corning Radisson. She was a member of All Saints Parish and had attended St. Patricks Church, Corning. More recently, she was a member of St. Mary's Church, Elmira, NY, a member of Corning Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Joseph's #139, with great interest in the "Layette Program", the Marconi Lodge and the Diabetic Support Group. Mamie enjoyed cards, gardening, foods, reading and puzzles, just the simple things in life brought her much joy. She loved her faith and was a devoted Christian. She will truly be missed by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many, many friends. Survivors are her daughter, Diana Brownell Cleary of Elmira, NY, and son-in-law, Charles "Pudgie" Cleary of Elmira, NY; sister, Concetta "Jetta" Curreri of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Melissa (Michael) Palinkas Wichtowski of Elmira, NY, Colleen Cleary and fiance, Timothy Campbell of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Allyson Wichtowski; also several cousins and many close friends. She was predeceased by brother, Joseph Curreri. Family and friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Sunday, June 18, 2006, 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira, NY, Monday June 19, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Richard Farrell Celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family wishes to express their greatfulness to the staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, and especially Marianne Wichtowski and Susan Gay. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Mamie's name to Catholic Daughters of The Americas-Court St. Joseph #139-"Layette Program", 15 East Second St., Corning, NY 14830, and St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit-555, East Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. To view Mamie's video tribute, please visit www.haugheyfuneralhome. com .

BUCKLEY, George W-aged 83, of East Canton died at his home Wednesday morning (1948) He is survived by his wife and one son, George of East Canton. The funeral will he held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton Friday afternoon at 12:30. Rev. William Woodman of Canton will officiate with burial at Catherine, NY.

Bigelow, Mrs. Dora Burr-Troy, April 15 (1947)-85, of Troy and Miami Beach, Fla. died this Tuesday morning at Athens. She is survived by one brother, Fred A Burr of Corning; three nephews, Marcus Burr, Canton; Dr. George Burr, Detroit, Mich and Raymond Burr, Addison, NY. The body was taken to the Soper funeral home in Troy where services will be held Thursday at 2:30 pm. Rev. Samuel Register officiating.

Bigelow, Dora Burr-died in the Moore Nursing Home, Athens, Tuesday, April 15, 1947. She was the daughter of Elmer and Sarah Ann Price Burr and was born in Covington in March 18, 1862. Following her marriage to Mr. Bigelow, she spent several years in Chicago, returning to Pennsylvania after his death. She bought the former Herrick McKean house on Redington Ave and spent her summers here and her winters in Miami Beach, Fla. where she was one of the first to build a fine home on the beach. She attended the First Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of Os-Co-Hu chapter, Daughters of American Revolution. She is survived by one brother, Fred Burr, Corning, a nephew, Marcus Burr, Canton, two other nephews. Services in the Soper Funeral Home, Thursday. Rev. Samuel Regester.

Weaver, Mrs. Walter-aged 50, died in her home in Lisle, NY, Friday night, Sept 26, 1947, after a short illness. Mrs. Weaver, daughter of   Mr. and Mrs. John Carnright, Armenia, lived in Troy with her husband about 1924 when they operated a dry cleaning plant. She is survived by her husband and three children: Clinton, Florida; Lewis, Lisle and Patsy, Lisle. The funeral was held at Edmeston, NY and burial was there.

CASE, A A-Charles and James Batterson are in Penacook, NH called there by the death of A A Case, former Troy resident and one of our oldest subscribers.

Case, Franc Wilson -widow of the late Dr. George M Case, a prominent physician of Elmira, died Jan 31, 1948, in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harold Fox, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment at Forest Lawn, Glendale, Calif. She is the last of the large family of children of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, Austinville.

CASE, Guy T-East Smithfield farmer and veteran of World War One, died in his home late Monday afternoon, April 11, 1949, after a very short illness of heart trouble. The survivors are his wife, Anna Smith Case; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Campbell, East Smithfield, Miss Dora and Lois Case, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Yontz, Athens and Mrs. Hazel Evans, Bath, NY; a brother, Wilbur Case, Elmira; four grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.

CASE Samuel Shepard-a resident of Troy while a young man died in his home in Penacook, New Hampshire, Monday, May 2, 1949. Mr. Case was born in Alba, son of the late Byron and Eliza Case, and was 73 years old at the time of his death. He was a watchmaker and mastered his trade in Blossburg. He was a resident of Penacook for 40 years and was employed by the Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works until recent years when he again took up watch making. He was a member of the Merrimack Fish and Game Club and the First Baptist Church, Penacook, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Addie M Case, a brother, Nelson Case, both of Penacook, several nieces and nephews. His mother was an aunt of the late Mrs. Charles Batterson (Maude McIntosh). Funeral services were held from the Wendall Butt Funeral Home, Penacook Thursday afternoon with burial in Penacook.

Childs, Mrs. Laura M Cornell-62 years of age, wife of John Childs, died Friday, Feb 11, 1949 at her home, 116 School Lane, Trenton, NJ, after a long illness. Mrs. Childs was bon in Sheshequin the daughter of the late George and Etta Peckham, Cornell, one time residents of Columbia Cross and Troy. Mr. and Mrs. Childs lived in Blossburg for several years but have lived in Trenton, NJ for the past 12 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Conrad B Aughenbaugh, Trenton, NJ, and Mrs. Calvin Lindsay of Phillipsburg, a sister, Mrs. Edwin Loomis, Higganum, Conn, and several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services were held on Feb 14 at the Ewing Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Walter C Fisher, Burlington, NJ Gospel Center Church officiated. Burial in Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, NJ.

Bernice J. (Davidson) Age 83, of Elmira, NY, went home to our Lord Jesus on June 14, 2006. Mrs. Bright is survived by her sons, Charles (Joni) Bright and David (Theron) Bright; daughter, Peggy (Bob) Bright-Berhannan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, June 16th, at 10 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, with Reverend Michael Spencer officiating.

Doane, Sidney- A telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Smith B Wilcox announces the death of Mrs. Wilcox’s brother, Sidney Doane, Bogota, NJ, Tuesday Dec 17, 1946. He leaves a wife, the former Sarah Gernert, a brother, Harry, Ithaca and one sister, Mrs. Wilcox. The funeral will be held in Bogota Friday with burial there.

DOANE Sidney L-died in his home, Bogota, NJ, Dec. 17, 1946. He was born in Leona, June 1, 1869, son of Langdon H and Emma Austin Doane, pioneer residents. His lifetime vocation was that of printer and linotype expert. He was a member of the Typographical Union, NY for 50 years and a prominent member of the Baptist churches in Brooklyn and Hackensack, NJ. He was married on June 6, 1895, to Sara Gernert, Troy, who survives together with a sister, Mrs. S B Wilcox, Troy and a brother, Harry, Ithaca, NY. The funeral was held in Bogota.

Handran, Mrs. Margaret Dougherty- former Troy woman whose home has been in Watkins Glen for several years, died Saturday, December 4, 1948, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Young (nee Mary Handran), Arlington, Va. The body was returned to Watkins Glen for funeral and burial. Mrs. Handran is survived by her husband, Michael J Handran, Watkins Glen, the daughter mentioned and a grandson, Michael Young, Arlington, Va. Burial was in St Mary’s cemetery, Watkins Glen.

Appleman, Mrs. Fanny Ellis- 77, died at the Pomeroy home in Dushore, Feb 23 after a short illness. She was born in Towanda June 6, 1868, a daughter of Fayette B Pomeroy and Elizabeth Ellis Pomeroy. In 1884 she married Walter Appleman. Mrs. Appleman until about two years ago lived in Detroit where she was a milliner with J L Hudson & Co. She came to Dushore from Detroit and had lived there since then. She is survived by one son, Pomeroy Appleman of Dushore, and a sister, Emily Pomeroy of Dushore. The funeral will be held at the Holcombe Funeral Home this Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. Clement B Myers will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Pomeroy plot in Fairview Cemetery.

Alexander, Mrs. Kathryn H (Enders) -32, teacher in the Troy public schools for eight years previous to her marriage, died Sunday morning at 5 o’clock, her death being a great shock to the whole community. She was graduated from Halifax, Pa High School as valedictorian and later was graduated from Pennsylvania State College. She came to Troy as physical education instructor. For six years she also was Tri-Hy-Y counselor. Mrs. Alexander is survived by her husband, Wayne; a daughter, Sanda Ann and one son, Raymond Issac, both at home.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Enders of Halifax, Pa., a sister, Mrs. Margaret Dunkle of Troy; and a grandmother, Mrs. Ira Heit of Halifax. The body was removed to the Soper Funeral home at Troy where services will be held Wednesday at 8 o’clock in the evening. Further services will be held at the home of her parents at Halifax, Thursday.

Erk, Reinhold- Word has been received in Troy of the death in Waynesville, N C on Tuesday morning, April 16, 1946, of Reinhold Erk, former Trojan. He was about 50 years old. At one time, Mr. Erk’s father operated a store here in the present quarters of the Dayton Farm Equipment Company. Until some two years ago, Mr. Erk manufactured wooden novelties under the trade name of Erkcraft. He is survived by his wife, the former Ella Rockwell. Funeral and burial were in Waynesville Thursday morning.

Fenner, Tracey-former Trojan and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fenner, died in his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Thursday, October 4, 1945. He lost one of his legs several years ago and had been a semi-invalid since that time. Death came almost without warning just after he had retired for the evening. He leaves a wife in Cedar Rapids, The funeral was conducted from the Moen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids with burial in the Walker cemetery there. His father, Edward Fenner, was Police Chief of Troy in the nineteen hundreds and was shot to death by an unknown criminal near the Farmers and Consumers office.

FINNERTY John H- died Monday at Troy Community Hospital from extensive injuries received at 4:30 Sunday afternoon when his car struck the end of a concrete bridge at Snedekerville, Pa. He suffered fractures of the skull, both legs and right arm, possible internal injuries and face laceration. The 82 year old Elmiran was returning home after visiting relatives in Troy when his car went out of control and crashed against the bridge at the south end of Snedekerville on Route 14. Troopers believe Mr. Finnerty suffered an attack of illness while driving home. Mr. Finnerty was taken to the Troy Hospital by Richard Comfort of Columbia Cross Rds who was following the Elmira car. Mr. Finnerty was named city superintendent of public works in 1920. He held that post until 1934, when the city manager form of government went into effect. Since that time he has held the title of street superintendent.

FITZWATER Edward- Canton, Jan 2- died at his home at Bath, NY Dec 2, 1946. He was 69 years of age and until eight years ago had resided near Lake Nepahwin on a farm. Surviving are three sons, Grant and Jack of Bath, David of Nixon, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Towner, Bath and Mrs. Wayne Packard, Canton; two brothers, Corydon Fitzwater, Canton and Mahlon Fitzwater, Aline, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Lynne Moore, Aline, Okla. The funeral was held in Canton on Dec 28 at the Canton Baptist Church.

FOX George Case-25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fox (nee Merab Case), Bakersfield, Cal. And grandson, of the late Dr. and Mrs. George Case, Elmira, was killed in Fresno recently when his automobile went out of control and overturned. Fox served with the 15th  Air Force as a bomardier for 3 months and was released with the rank of Captain. He received several decorations. Before entering the service, he attended the University of California where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Goodwin Fox, of Fresno, his parents and a sister, Mrs. Emory Wishon, Bakersfield.

French, William L-74, Smithfield lumberman and contractor, died in his home Sunday morning January 19, 1947.

GALLATIN Albert S-Troy, Dec 23- 88, one of Troy’s most highly regarded citizens, died on Thursday evening, Dec 23. (1948). Mr. Gallatin was in the harness business in Troy for 57 years previous to his retirement in 1945, being affiliated with the firm Rockwell & Gallatin. He was a member of the Troy Methodist Church and Troy Masonic Lodge.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Francis Knapp of Riverdale, Md.; one son, Jack Gallatin of Salem, Or. three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body is at the Soper and Vickery funeral home where services will be held Monday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur Morey officiating with burial at York, Pa.

GERNERT, Dr W H-Bowling Green, Ohio, brother of Mrs. B J Parmenter, died suddenly Monday noon, November 24. Other survivors are: his wife, two sons and one daughter, sister, Mrs. M L Russell, Smithfield, brother, Harry Gernert, Columbia Cross Rds. Funeral services were held at Bowling Green.

GEROULD, Daniel A-57, Burlington native died Saturday, March 5, 1949 in his home in Lehighton. His parents were the late George C and Ada Gerould and he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 35 years. There are no survivors in this section of the county.

Craig, Mrs. Laura Gerould- noted temperance worker, holder of several degrees and author of numerous books, leaflets and plays, died in Buffalo General Hospital, Saturday, October 12, 1946. She was born in East Smithfield on Feb 13, 1860, and he lived in Buffalo for many years.

GREENWALT Kenneth E. Of Lawrenceville, PA Age 54, peacefully died surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his own home on Saturday, June 10, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Born August 18, 1951 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Lee and Bertha Greenwalt. Kenneth worked for CAF-USA in Elmira Heights, NY, for over 20 years and served as a quality inspector for the last eight years of his employment. He was a certified welding inspector (CWI). He was an avid hunter, enjoyed performing small engine repairs, woodworking, bowling, horseshoe pitching, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin in May 2004; and his sister-in-law, Gladys Friends in June 2002. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Glenda M. (Horton) Greenwalt; his five beloved children, Shawn of Lawrenceville, Steven and his fiancée, April Schriner of Tioga, Sabrina, Seth and Sterling, all of Lawrenceville; his parents, Lee and Bertha of Lawrenceville; his sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Donald Kriner, also of Lawrenceville; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Scott Keck of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Brooke and Logan Greenwalt of Lawrenceville, Tehya Greenwalt of Tioga; mother-in-law, Agnes Horton of Lawrenceville; brother-in-law, Glenn Friends of Millerton; brother-in-law, Jim Horton; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Greenwalt, both of Lawrenceville; uncle and aunt, James and Tuy Steele of Sun City West, AZ. He is also survived by five nieces, a nephew, two great-nephews, a great-niece, several cousins; good friends, Crystal Stickler and Aaron Low; and many other friends. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Services honoring Kenneth's life will follow the visitation (5 p.m.). The Reverend G. Victor Perry will celebrate his service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to an education fund for Ken's children at Citizens and Northern Bank, in care of Karen Keck, P.O. Box #58, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or donations may be made to the Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

Carter, Mrs. Fannie J Griffin-61, wife of Arthur Carter of Meshoppen, died at her home Sunday afternoon following an illness of about one week. Mrs. Carter was born in Rushville January 5,1888, the daughter of Susie C Devine and the late Fred H Griffin. She had resided in Meshoppen for the past several years but previously had lived at Wyalusing and Stevensville. She was a member of the Meshoppen Methodist Church, W S C S, Dorcas class and the Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Besides her husband, Arthur, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl Sherwood of Meshoppen, Mrs. William Manley of Rochester, NY; three grandchildren; her mother, Susie Griffin of Rush; a brother, Ray Griffin of Rush and a sister, Mrs. W B Stuart of Montrose. The body will be removed from the Bryce Sheldon Funeral Home to the family home Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Meshoppen Methodist Church Wednesday at 2 pm. Rev. Benjamin Ridgley officiating with burial in Overfield cemetery.

GRIST A K- 80, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. L D Swain in Granville Township Sunday night, July 7, 1946. One son, Guiles, Canandaigua, and a stepson, Charles Williamee, Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Casey, Bristol, NH and several nieces and nephews survive him.

GROVER, Dr. Louise- (1948) dental hygienist in the schools of the county from 1923 until her retirement four years ago, died last night at the Mills Community Hospital here   at about 10:30 o’clock. Dr. Grover, in failing health for some time, had been a patient at the Mills since last March. A native Pennsylvanian, Dr Grover graduated from the Pennsylvania Dental College in Philadelphia and for 20 years practiced dentistry there, having her own office. About 1923, she gave up active practice and came to Towanda to become Bradford County’s first dental hygienist. This post she held until ill heath forced her to give it up in 1944. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Howard Marsh of Wareham, Mass.  and Mrs. Horace Segelbaum of Harrisburg. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Eastment, Olive Harewood (Mrs. Franklin)-Word has been received by friends in Troy, of the death, after many months of failing health, on Friday, August 31 (1949), of Mrs. Olive Harewood Eastment, wife of the late Rev. F T Eastment, former rector of St Paul’s Church, Troy. A woman of rare beauty and charm, she will be remembered by many here in Troy who will grieve to hear of her death at her home in Phillipsburg, Pa. Mr. Eastment designed and built the present church here and Troy was their home for many years. Four children survive-one son, three daughters and several grandchildren.

Wood, Mrs. Lizzie Harris-died at the Mills hospital in Towanda Tuesday at 2:30. She was born in East Smithfield on June 26, 1868, the daughter of Orville and Frances Orion Kellogg. (unreadable Sept 8, 1886 ) she married Howard B Harris who died October 15, 1917. Later she married Elmer T Wood who preceded her in death. Survivors are the following children: Mrs. Bessie Fessenden, Tucson, Ariz; Mrs. Robert K Harris, Montour Falls, NY; Mrs. Wilbur Wolfe, Troy, Pa; Mrs. Walter Keyser, Monroeton; Mrs. Leslie Bradley, Sayre; Mrs. Elmer Merrill, Waverly, NY and 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Federated church at East Smithfield. The body was removed to the Kolb funeral home on Waverly St, Waverly, NY. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the funeral home with Rev. Edward P Fountain of Waverly Baptist Church officiating with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.

Merrill, Louise Harris (Mrs. Elmer)- wife of the well known Waverly auctioneer, died at the Packer Hospital Monday night at 7:30 (1948) Mrs. Merrill was 51 years old and had been in the hospital about two months. Mrs. Merrill was born May 17, 1897 on the Talmadge Hill Road, Waverly, being the youngest daughter of Howard and Lizzie Harris. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waverly and its Amoma Sunday School class, the Eastern Star, Home Bureau and Ladies of the Moose. Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Lee and Donald at home, Robert at Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa and Howard of Pennsylvania State College; two daughters, Dorothy at home and Mrs. Harry Warren of Chemung, NY; three grandchildren; one brother, Robert Harris of Montour Falls; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fessenden of Tuscon, Az, Mrs. Martha Wolfe of Troy, Mrs. Fannie Keyser of Monroeton and Mrs. Jennie Bradley of Sayre. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

HEEBNER William "Dan" July 27, 1940-April 28, 2006 Dan, a former Elmira resident, TAE graduate and longtime resident of Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina embraced life to the fullest. Family and friends from Florida to Alaska, including three daughters, Octavia Brooks, Heather and Angela Heebner; and former wife, Gail Heebner survive Dan. He was preceded in death by father, Charles A. (Chuck); mother, Alice; and brothers, Charles Bernard (Moe) and John Richard (Dick) Heebner. Dan was nourished by his relationships and traveled extensively to be with "his people." He was a superior conversationalist, storyteller, listener and a true muse. Dan's insatiable curiosity, zest for life and sincere generosity was an inspiration to everyone he touched. He will be sorely missed. Donations may be kindly directed to Volunteers of America, attn: Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort. There was a Memorial Service in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, May 6, 2006.

HOUGHTON  Dr. Will H-founder of the Moody Institute at Chicago who died in Hollywood Receiving Hospital on June 14, served his first pastorate at the Canton Baptist Church and was ordained in that church in 1915.

HUNTINGTON, George L-aged 86, of Apalachin, NY died Sunday morning at 3:45 o’clock at the Binghamton City Hospital following a short illness. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Frank Sherwood and Miss Gertrude Huntington of   Palo Alto, Calif.; Mrs. Gerard Hammond and Mrs. Charles Waters, both of buffalo; four sons, Lane and Arthur, both of Apalachin, Joseph of Ithaca and Warren of Troy; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. The remains are at the Coleman-Daniels Funeral Home, East Main St, Apalachin.

Jelliff, Rev. Grant J-who had several relatives in the Bentley Creek section, died Thursday, December 27, 1945, in Buenavista, NY at the age of 80. Clinton Jelliff, Bentley Creek is a son, Mrs. Howell Burnham, a sister.

Murray, Mrs. Eleanor Jennings –wife of John H Murray, Sr. of South Waverly, died Thursday morning in Lakeland, Fla. The couple have been spending the winter there. Mrs. Murray is formerly of Candor, NY.

Doris L. Kintz Age 91, of 278 Church Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born June 12, 1914 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Fred and Fannie Hanmer Kintz. Doris was a graduate of the Wellsburg Central School. She lived in the Middletown area following her marriage and worked as a seamstress for the Manhattan Shirt Company in Middletown, NY. She was a life member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Wellsburg, NY, both the New Hampton Fire Department Auxiliary and Wellsburg Fire Department Auxiliary, member of the Descendents of the Mayflower of Conn. and of the Ashland Senior Citizens. Doris enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an avid bingo player. Her family and many lifelong friends will sadly miss her. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, William and Nancy Kintz of Middletown, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and John McConnell of Vestal, NY; her stepson and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joann Durham of Braintree, MA; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Betty) Kintz of Wellsburg, NY; niece, Karen D. Smith of Binghamton, NY. Her two husbands, William Kintz and Colin Durham; brothers, Leslie and Walter Kintz; and a niece, Lisa Ackerman Best, predeceased Doris. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, June 17, 2006, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. with Reverend Robert F. Adkins of Grace Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in North Hardiston Cemetery, Hardiston, NJ. Memorials are directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 117 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894, or to the Wellsburg Fire Department Auxiliary, P.O. Box 23, Wellsburg, NY 14894.

KNOX, Charles-although details are lacking, we understand that Charles Knox, son of the late Mrs. Eloise Mitchell Knox and Charles Knox died recently on a ranch near Reno, Nevada. (1949)

Johnston, Julia Lamkin-aged 80, wife of Fred A Johnston died in Binghamton, NY, Feb 1st, 1946. Mrs. Johnston was a sister of the late James Lamkin and for many years lived in Troy, acting as bookkeeper for Lamkin Bros. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lyman Larrabee and three grandchildren, all of Binghamton.

Harrison, Mrs. Edward (Harrison, Grace Ellen Welles Lennard) -87, died last week in a nursing home in Stanton, Virginia, and was buried January 28th. Services were at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Staunton. Born Grace Ellen Welles, only surviving child of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Welles of Columbia and Elmira, she married first Judge Orville R Lennard. As his widow she married the late Edward Harrison of “Westhill” near Staunton. She is survived only by cousins here and by a niece of Mr. Harrison.

Harrison, Mrs. Edward- known to many of the older generation in Troy, died last week in a nursing home in Staunton, VA at the age of 87. She was a friend of the late Mrs. Sarah B Willett. There are no near survivors.

LEONARD Maurice T Sr- (Dec 6, 1946) of 16 Summit Avenue, died suddenly Tuesday while at work as an accountant at Newark Central Warehouse, Newark. He had been employed there since 1943. Mr. Leonard was born 70 years ago in Leona, Pa. He moved here in 1911. He was in the accounting department of New Jersey Bell Telephone Co for 35 years, retiring Jan 1, 1935. He was a member of the telephone Pioneers and treasurer of Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Leonard leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Mae Williams Leonard; a son Dr. Maurice T Leonard of Chatham, a daughter, Mrs. H F MacCall of Morris Plains, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Darrah of Little Silver. There are four grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday afternoon at Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Pastor, Re. Clarence L Lecrone. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Chatham

LILLEY Robert G-LeRoy, Oct 23-Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A T Lilley and a former resident of LeRoy, died at his home in Hartford, Conn, October 19 (1949) at the age of 79. He is survived by a son, Paul Lamont Lilley, Hartford; a daughter, Irene Canfield of Hartford; a brother, Llewellyn Lilley of Groton, Conn; two sisters, Vilette Holcomb of Canandaigua, NY and Ruby Morse of LeRoy; several nieces and nephews.

Lloyd, Thomas Rowland- who would have been 68 on November 13, 1946, dropped dead Wednesday afternoon, Sept 25, 1946 in front of his home on Exchange St. He was an employee of the Troy Engine & Machine Company since 1917. He came to Troy as an employee of the Sharpless Company. Mr. Lloyd enjoyed considerable local fame as a cook and was popular with sportsman. He was born in Bucks Co, Pa., was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and the only near survivor is a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Lloyd Garner, Philadelphia. The body was taken to Philadelphia Thursday and the funeral will be held Monday from the Walter C Beckett Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Germantown.

LOUCKS, Miss Ann C- (1949) supervisor of music in the public schools since 1939, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham P Loucks, 713 Linden Avenue, York, Pa. Miss Loucks had been ill for some time, having been given a leave of absence from her teaching duties here last spring. At the time she left the school, Miss Loucks was instructor in music and English, coming from East Smithfield schools. Prior to teaching at East Smithfield, she was an instructor in the Canton school system. She was a graduate of York High School and Ithaca College and took graduate work at West Chester State Teachers College and New York University. She was a member of the Towanda Musical Society, BPW Club and the Bradford County Music Supervisors Association. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the E W Baumeister Funeral Home in York. Interment in the Mt Rose cemetery at York.

LUTHER George- Tioga Center, NY aged 64, died at the Binghamton City Hospital, November 3, 1946. He is survived by his wife, Alice; son Hiram; daughter, Mrs. Arthur Crawford; brother, Martin; sisters, Mrs. Allen Nichols and Mrs. J B Overacker. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Richards Funeral Home, Owego, NY.

MacCracken, Dr John Henry-New York, Feb 1- 72, former president of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. and Westminister College, Fulton, Mo died today. He had been in failing health for two years. Dr. MacCracken, a native of Rochester, Vt., was a brother of Dr. Henry Noble MacCracken, president emeritus of Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. When he became president at the age of 24 he was reputed the youngest man ever to become a college president in the United States.

Mosier, Ethel Mattocks-We extend our sympathy to all, who mourn the passing of Ethel Mattocks Mosier- a charter member of Estelle Rebekah Lodge since 1912. She believed in the motto of our Order: “Friendship, Love, Truth”

MILLER, Miss Edith A P-Rydal, Pa, died Monday afternoon, August 4, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frederick Pomeroy after an extended illness. Other survivors are her mother, Mrs. Pauline Miller of Rydal; a sister, Hilda B Miller of Rydal; a niece, Patricia Pomeroy, and two nephews, Daniel and Alan Pomeroy of Troy. Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Oliver Bair Funeral Home in Philadelphia with burial in the North Woods cemetery, Phila. Miss Miller on her frequent visits to Troy made many friends who deeply regret her passing. Previous to her illness she had been secretary at the Ogontz School in Rydal and former secretary in the Fidelity Trust Co, Phila.

MORGAN, Harry A – son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morgan and a former resident of Troy, died in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Friday, May 16, 1947. He attended Grade and High School in Troy and, with Mrs. Morgan, was a frequent summer guest at the Troy Hotel. He was graduated from Temple University. Mr. Morgan, for several years was Secretary of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Association of Small Loan Companies and for more than 40 years was employed by Beneficial Industrial Loan Corporation. He was a member of the Masonic order and of the Philadelphia Rotary Club. He is survived by a wife, Ethel, and a daughter, Mrs. William Brandt. Funeral and burial were held in Philadelphia.

MOTT, Miss Clara E A-83 years, died Thursday evening, May 12 1949 at the Boughton Convalescent Home, Troy. She was a retired New York City School teacher, the sister of the late Bartholomew Mott. The family was originally from East Troy. Miss Mott was a guest of the Boughton Home for several years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Burial was in Scranton.

Norva L. Age 86, of Watkins Glen, NY, died on June 14, 2006. She was born in Jasper, NY on June 21, 1919 to the late Andrew and Verdi Murphy. She was a graduate of Jasper Central School and Elmira Business Institute. Norva is survived by daughter, Anita (Paul) Ernhout; sons, Keith Miller, Gary (Martha) Miller, Brian (Stacey) Miller and Neil Miller. She is also survived by brother, Andrew (Vera) Murphy; sister, Sandra (Gerald) Simmons; sisters-in-law, Eileen Murphy and Betty Miller; eleven grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren E. Miller in 1992; brother, George Murphy; brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Marian Murphy; sister and brother-in-law, Mattie and Russell Price; brother-in-law, Donald Miller; and granddaughters, Elizabeth Miller and Hayley Ernhout. Norva was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. At her request there will be no calling hours and a private funeral will be arranged by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home of Watkins Glen. Those wishing to can make memorial donations to The Parents Project at, or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85781

Pierce, Beatrice Nearing-81, widow of the late Allen Pierce who was a native of Troy, died July 10, (1969) of a stroke at her home in Towson, Md. Allen Pierce died in June of 1953.  Mr. & Mrs. Pierce had many friends in Towanda as they spent many summers at Lake Wesauking.  She was born Jan 17, 1892, at Morris Run, daughter of Louis and Minnie Zabriskie Nearing. Mrs. Pierce’s parents moved to Philadelphia but bought a farm on the north edge of Troy known as Alparon Farm.  For a number of years they spent the summer in Troy with their children.  One of her sisters, Dorothy, married Henry B VanDyne.  Mrs. VanDyne died in 1967.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Jean Margaret)T Elfvin, US Attorney in Buffalo; three brothers, Scott Nearing of Harborside, ME; Guy Nearing of Ramsey, NJ, Max Nearing of Cazenovia, NY; three nephews and a niece of whom three live in Troy: Edward VanDyne, Mrs. Mary VanDyne Skinner and Robert Nearing.  (Daily Review –undated) (Unknown where buried)

NEARING Louis-Canton, Jan 2-(1947) 86, formerly of Troy, died at Canton Thursday morning Jan 2. He is survived by three sons, Scott of Jamaica, Vermont, Guy of Ridgewood, NJ and Max of Lakewood, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Spring of Boston, Mrs. Dorothy VanDyne of Troy and Mrs. Beatrice Pierce of Towson, Md; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body is at the Soper funeral home and will be taken to Ridgewood, NJ were funeral services will be held Saturday. Burial will be in Ridgewood.

NOONE Dr. M J - 600 Clay Avenue, Scranton, died in Mercy Hospital there Wednesday, February 4, 1948, after having been stricken with cerebral hemorrhage in his home. He was an outstanding obstetrician and an authority on thyroid gland surgery. He will be remembered by many Troy people as husband of the former Miss Catherine McNulty, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M J McNulty, who survives together with two sisters of Dr. Noone-Mrs. John Hinton and Mrs. William Hinton, both of Scranton

Shaw, Adelle Pomeroy- (1948) The distressing news was received Friday of the death in her home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich of Mrs. John T Shaw, the former Miss Adelle Pomeroy. She was in the neighborhood of 70 years of age. Mrs. Shaw is survived by three daughters-Mrs. Frederick Smith, Tryon, NC, Mrs. George Smith, Franklin Village, Mich, Mrs. John D Morley, Mansfield, Ohio and three sons, John T and Horace Shaw, Bloomfield Hills, Mich, Brewster H Shaw, Cass City. She is also survived by three brothers-Edwin S and Fayette B Pomeroy, Troy and Horace Pomeroy, Buffalo, NY; nieces, Mrs. A Henry Case, Troy and Mrs. John E Morrell, Fair Haven, NJ. Funeral and burial were in Bloomfield, Hills.

RANOULL Robert (Bob) of Littlestown, PA formerly of Pine City, NY Died suddenly Thursday, June 15, 2006 at home after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Amy; daughter, Susan Rutledge and fiance Robert T.M. Overton; his sister, Betty and husband Jim Bowers of Taneytown, MD; mother and father-in-law, Glenn and Susan Hostetler of Horseheads, NY; along with numerous friends and family. Flowers may be sent to Littles Funeral Home in Littlestown, PA or memorial contributions may be directed to his wife Amy, c/o 286 Georgetown Road, Littlestown, PA 17340. Calling hours will be Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. through Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ranoull residence, with a funeral procession Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the home to the cemetery.

ROBBINS Mason J. Of Westfield, PA 88, died
on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born August 10, 1917 in North Bingham, he was a son of Herbert L. and Rose A. Rogers Robbins. On July 26, 1953, in Westfield, he married the former Eleanor Payne, who survives. Mr. Robbins was employed by the B&O Railroad for 13 years. He retired from the former Eberle Tannery in Westfield in 1979 after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Westfield. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Donald Robbins of Andalusia; two daughters, Jeanne (Albert) Ream of Elliottsburg, and Janice Robbins of Schwenksville; seven grandchildren; a sister, Donna (William) Koester of Cowanesque; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Howard, Hayden, Irving, and Raymond; and a sister, Grace White. Friends may call at the Wesleyan Church, Westfield, on Friday, June 16th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Edward Caster, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wesleyan Church, Westfield, PA 16950. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

SARGEANT, Emeline Sargeant Porter
Mrs. Emeline Porter, 88, widow of Daniel Porter, who was a Civil War veterean, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the home of her son, Barton Porter, at Gillett, Pa.  She is survived by three sons, J.L., Wallace and Barton of Gillett, Pa.; two daughters Mrs. Jane Faulkner of Corning, Mrs. Lydia Forrest of Troy, Pa; two brothers, Amos Sargeant of Roseville, Pa., Royal Sargeant of Wheelerville, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.  The body will be placed in the receiving vault at Troy, Pa., and the funeral will be held at a later date, when the roads are opened, at Shunk, Pa.  (no date on this obituary)

D. Jacquelyn (Savage) "Jackie" Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. Jackie was born on November 18, 1918 in Corning, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Floyd A.; sons, Jay (Linda) Williams of Atlanta, GA, John Williams of Wilmington, NC; daughter, Janice Williams of Elmira; granddaughter, Marnie O'Dea Malone (John) of Elmira; grandsons, Garrett Williams of Greenville, SC, Derek Williams of Atlanta, GA; great-granddaughters, Delaney O'Dea Malone and McKenna Feeney Malone, both of Elmira. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours, funeral or memorial service. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Jackie was a graduate of Cazenovia Seminary, Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps as a 1st Lieutenant, serving in the United States and Europe during WWII. Jackie was a member of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and an avid bridge player. Those wishing may make contributions to The Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired on Lake Street, Elmira, NY, or the Steele Memorial Library at 1231 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements by HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC., FUNERAL DIRECTORS.

Warburton, Mrs. Jessie Sayles-86, widow of the late Rev. George Warburton, one time Rector of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy died last week in Elizabethtown. Surviving are two children: Mrs. Hayden Willams, Wilkes-Barre and Mrs. Ollie Smith, Los Angeles.

SELLECK, Daniel- Former Powell Man Dies- Daniel Selleck, 78. of Ithaca and formerly of Powell died suddenly in his sleep at home at about 2 am Monday (Nov 25, 1968) He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Griggs of Ithaca; two brothers, Paul of Canton and John of Sayre; four daughters Mrs. Mait Thompson of DeKalb Junction, NY, Mrs. Arthur Manolly and Mrs. Richard Drosenbahl, both of Los Angelos and Mrs. Robert Vargo of Auburn, NY; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements at Ithaca are incomplete and will be announced later. (Daily Review Nov 1698) (Unknown where he was buried)

SHARP – Joyce E. Huffner, age 72 of Elmira, died at her home on Thursday, October 8, 2004, with her family by her side. Joyce was born October 25, 1931, a daughter of Thomas and Alberta Gunderman sharp. She is predeceased by her husband David Huffner and her brothers, Edwin and Ronald sharp. Joyce is survived by her children, Edwin K. Huffner of Pine City with his wife Linda; Pamela J. Huffner of Horseheads with Jeff Johnson; David J. Huffner of Copperas Cove, TX; and Joan M. smith of Horseheads, with her husband James; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie sharp, Marion Torrence with husband Robert, and Janet McMahon, all of Elmira; and brother James Sharp of Elmira. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Beverly Bradley and Patricia Huffner, both of Elmira, and Flossie Huffner of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Joyce was an avid bowler and was a member of the “600 Club”. She also enjoyed playing bingo. Private services will be held. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 9 Oct. 2004, p.3C

SHERMAN – Joseph Henry Sherman, age 44, of Midlothian, VA, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born December 19, 1960 in Elmira, NY, son of Henry A. and Eleanor (Simbaliski) Sherman and died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Richmond, VA, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael in 2001; and is survived by his parents, Henry and Eleanor Sherman; sister and brothers-in-law, Rosanne and Robert Brown, Eileen and Kevin Burdick, all of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins, dear friend and companion, Mariko Braumfield with her daughter, Merie; and many other special fiends; also his faithful companions, Taz and Black Dog. Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Marie Corp. He was employed at Universal Research Group, Richmond, VA, as a Senior Telecommunications Analyst. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, March 28th, from 5-8 PM. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, March 29th, at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 27 March 2005

SHIPLEY John Hanna After 81 years, the Lord called John home to eternity on June 10, 2006. He was born May 6, 1925 to Thomas and Elizabeth Shipley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a loving husband to Ruth Shipley (nee Gugger) for 51 years until her death in 1998. He is survived by daughters, Carolyn Shipley-Ashley and Ruth Marian Shipley, both of Van Etten, New York; and son, John Edward Shipley of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. "Pop-Pop" had three grandchildren, Rachel Alyssa Ashley and Aaron James Ashley of Van Etten, New York, and John Thomas Shipley of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his only sister, Clair Borgard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; along with seven nieces and nephews and 14 great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. John served his country in World War II as a paratrooper in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions in Europe. There will be a private viewing for the family followed by a service to celebrate John's life and resurrection on Tuesday, June 13th, at 7 p.m. at Faith Bible Chapel on 72 West Tioga St. in Spencer, New York, with Pastor, Clarence R. Windnagle officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, John's family requests that contributions be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care in Corning, New York (607-962-3100), or the VA Medical Center in Bath, New York (877-845-3247).

Mary A. Formerly of Galeton, PA 95, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in the Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, PA. Born April 7, 1911, in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of Anna Slebodnik. Since the age of five, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, August "Gus" and Mary Slebodnik in Galeton, PA. She was married to E. Harvey Davis, who predeceased her on January 12, 1988. A 1930 graduate of Galeton High School, she was employed at Gus Slebodnik's Tailor Shop in Galeton, the Mark Twain Hotel in Elmira, NY, operated the tea room in the Galeton Hotel, and was a monument dealer for many years. She was a member of St. Bibiana Church, Galeton, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Galeton Business & Professional Women, and served as District Director of BPW District #6. She is survived by cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a step-daughter, Marian Field. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 13, 2006 in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the Galeton BPW for the Elinor Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Cora Roth, Treas., 99 Schaar Road, Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

Eleanor W. Age 77, of W. Broad St., Horseheads, and formerly of Beecher St., Elmira, died at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Mrs. Hemingway was born in Dundee, NY, Sept. 10, 1928, the daughter of the late George L. and the late Virginia Evelyn Brimmer Smith. She was a Registered LPN, employed by Head Start in Elmira for many years. Mrs. Hemingway was a member for over 50 years of OES Harmony Loyal Chapter #265 where she also held various chairs and offices. Eleanor was a member of the Friday Morning Breakfast Club and a Volunteer for Southern Tier Hospice. Devoted in her faith, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, a member of the United Methodist Women, Deborah Hannah Circle, and Red Hat Society, the "Happy Hatters". Having been predeceased by her husband, Cecil N. Hemingway on Aug. 23, 1989, she became instrumental in the forming and founding of the Widow and Widowers support group in 1990 of which she is still active today. She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Howard) Congdon of Dublin, VA, Sharon (Doug) Stevens of Elmira, NY, and Christine Hemingway of Horseheads, NY; one son, George (Melanie) Hemingway of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Heather (Andy) Smith of Christiansburg, VA, Matthew Congdon of Henrietta, NY, Emily (Joe) Whelehan of Goshen, NY, Benjamin, Samuel, Timothy, and Martha Hemingway at Home, Melissa (Scott) Mattison of New London, CT, Robert (Kelly) Hudson of Waverly, NY, Christine Hudson of Elmira, NY, Jonathan and Erin Evens at home; great-grandchildren, Megan Smith, Kenneth, Justin, and Jennifer Mattison; special friend, Genevieve Biggs of Elmira Heights, NY; and many close and caring friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, from 6-8:30 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Burial service will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center, NY. Those wishing may remember Eleanor with memorials in her name to The Living Memorial Endowment Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. NOTICE: Officers and members of the Harmony Chapter #265 O.E.S on Tues. evening at 8:30 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister, Eleanor. Signed, Lucille Barnstead, Matron.

Hope you enjoy this about a person born in Elmira, New York
 Douglass Tribune
Douglass, Kansas
Friday, December 13, 1889
 Died:-Pierson-Sister Ella J. Pierson, a member of Protestant class, Spring Creek circuit, Kansas Conference M.P. church, departed this life December 5th, 1889, in the full triumphs of Christian faith. Sister Pierson was born in Elmira, New York, December 24th, 1847, being at the time of her death 41 years, 11 months and 9 days old. She was a faithful, loving wife, a devoted mother, a kind and obliging neighbor and a faithful and ardent Christian. The funeral was preached by the writer to a large number of friends and relatives. The departed leaves a husband, three daughters and a son to morn an irretrievable loss, one child having passed over about a year ago to meet her down by Jordons Stream. May the blessing of God attend this heart broken husband and mourning children is the prayer of their friend W. M. Woodward Dec. 9th, 1889. Douglass, Kansas.   Ella was the daughter of Charles Lewis and Eliza ?. Still working on that.  Louie Griffey

SMITH – Orville W. (Willie) Smith, 79, of Niles Valley, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at home. Born July 31, 1925 in York, he was the son of the late Orville M. and Erma Riedel Smith. He was a proud member of the Cherokee Tribe and was known as “Grandfather Strongheart”. He was a cook in the United States Navy and various civilian hospitals; was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6757, Mansfield. Willie was a United States Navy veteran during World War II and the Korean War. Surviving are daughters, Sharon Smith, Kimberly Smith, Jennifer Smith; son, Keith Allen Smith; brothers, Truman M. Smith, Francis R. Smith, Dale W. Smith; special friends, Wayne and Pat Heck of Middlebury Center, Sandy Williammee of Wellsboro, Vickie Swan of Middlebury Center, Erin Heck of Middlebury Center; plus many more friends including Sonny Price. Family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 1-3 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 3 PM with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Memorials may be sent to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. -–The Mansfield Gazette, 25 Aug. 2004, p.6A

Dale W. Age 66, of Odessa, NY, has left his loved ones here on earth on Thursday, May 25, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer to join his loved ones in heaven. He was the son of the late Gerald and Hazel Brooks Snyder. Dale was also predeceased by his brother, Wayne; sister Thelma; son-in-law, Joe Ameigh; and great-grandson, Lucas Preble. Dale was born on May 25, 1940 in Bolivar, NY; graduated from Portville Central School in 1958. Shortly thereafter, he started his profession - a truck driver and recently retired from Vulcraft Carrier Corp. (Division of Nucor) located in Chemung, NY, and drove previous years with both US Salt Co. and Cargill Salt (Penske Leasing) located in Watkins Glen, NY with 4 million miles to his credit. He is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Susan (Bloom); his daughter, Lisa Buckley (Carl); stepsons, David and Daniel Dykes (Jodi); grandchildren, Scott Ameigh (Marissa), Beth Preble, Katie Ameigh and Gillian Dykes; three great-grandchildren, Lexy, Katie and Austin; one great-granddaughter (Lilly) due in June; sister-in-law, Jane Snyder; four nieces and two nephews. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Corliss McLean Sr., Brian McLean, Timothy McLean and especially Tina Forney who has been very supportive. Dale enjoyed racing stock cars, spending time watching Nascar (Richard Petty his favorite), going to the races in Watkins Glen and Dundee, and watching football (Oakland Raiders). He was a member at the Montour Moose. He also enjoyed the outdoors; mowing 4 plus acres of lawn, working in the garden and he enjoyed traveling. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Monday, May 29, 2006, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Interment for immediate family will follow at Highland Cemetery, Odessa, NY.

SPENCE – Howard Crichton Spence, age 86, of Renwick Lane and formerly a longtime resident of Steuben St. in Horseheards, died at home Tuesday Oct. 5, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol (Crawford) Spence; daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Edward Riley of Trumansburg, NY, Margaret “Peggy” and Eric Parker of Perry, NY; grandchildren, Rebecca (Samuel) Bryant and Amanda Riley all of Corpus Christy, TX, Nathan (Tammy) Parker of Trumansburg, NY, Erin (Frank Stewart) Parker of Cambridge, MA, and Rachel (Thomas) Parker of Woodbridge, VA; great-grandchildren, Tess Parker, Lily and Lucas Parker, Keeley and Allyson Bryant; and a host of friends and neighbors. Howard was also predeceased by his brothers, W. Browning Betts, Robert Spence Jr., Theodore Spence and Walter Spence. Howard was a member and past Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. He was also retired as an interviewer with the New York State Department of Labor in Elmira. Born Dec. 31, 1917 in the Town of Starkey, NY, the son of the late Robert and Blanche (Crichton) Spence, Sr., Howard later was graduated from Cornell Univ. in 1940. He was a member of Kappa Delta Rho at Cornell and the Cornell Univ. Alumni. The Dundee area remained a special place in the heart of Howard and his family as he grew up in the Spence Family Farm home at Lakemont and Himrod Rd., now the Cobblestone Springs. He was a member of Dundee Lodge #123 F&AM where he recently received his 60 year pin in April of 2004. He was also a member of Cashmere Grotto in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, from 4-7 PM. A Service of Worship celebrating Howard’s life will take place on Sat., Oct. 9, 2004, at 11 PM in the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, with the Rev. Janice Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family in Lakeview Cemetery in Dundee, NY. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 7 Oct. 2004

STANTON – Carl W. Stanton, age 72, of 504 Harper St., Elmira, NY. He was born May 11, 1932 in Elmira to the late Donald and Lila (Sickles) Stanton and died Saturday, October 2, 2004, at home after a lengthy illness. Carl is survived by his wife and best friend, Sheila Stanton; and brother, Robert Stanton of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Roberta Moss of Bath, NY; longtime family friend, Karlton Gilbert and family; brother-in-law, Leslie Moss and family; sister-in-law, Roxanne and Brad Feeley and family, all of Bath, NY; brother-in-law, Ben and Teresa Moss and family of Hammondsport, NY; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Carl graduated from the Wellsburg Union High’s last senior class in 1950 before the school was closed. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working in his flowers and yard. Carl was the manager of the warehouse at LeValley McLoud, Inc. from 1974 till 1989 when the company closed. He was then employed with I.D. Booth, Inc. until his illness forced him to leave in September 2003. Carl was well known among plumbers and contractors alike and will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, October 5th, from 1-3 and 5-7 PM. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 PM. Rev. Ellie Haber will officiate. Interment will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona at the convenience of the family. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may remember Carl through donations to Southern tier Hospice & Palliative Care. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 5 Oct. 2004

STOEFFLER Louis-Canton, April 8 (1949) –a 60 year old circus midget, who was 32 inches tall and once played with the Barnum & Bailey show, died at Jamestown, NY recently. He was associated at one time with the Casper H Weis Lilliputian Co. Mr. and Mrs. Weis are still living at the former Fanny Davenport place “Rockgrit”, a mile north of here.

MRS. GLENN C. DEWEY:  Florence Tice Dewey, 83, of Troy, died Sunday, July 6, 1986. She was the widow of the Rev. Glenn C. Dewey, who preceded her in death, Feb. 26, 1986. Mrs. Dewey was a graduate of the Practical Bible Training School, Binghamton, N.Y. She was active in Child Evangelism Fellowship and was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens and the Bakerburg and Austinville churches. Prior to her marriage, she pastored a church in East Lawrence. She is survived by three sons, Eugene Dewey, Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland, Sam Wandell, Blossburg, and James Wandell, Mansfield; two daughters, Amanda Harkness, Blossburg, and Tressa Adkins, Mansfield; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dr. Floyd Tice and Richard Tice, St. Cloud. Fla., and Linus Tice, South Otselic, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held today, July 9, at the Bakerburg Community Church. The Rev. Bill Pepper, the Rev. Herbert Punchard, and the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiated.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro. The Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, was in charge of the arrangements.

TOMLINSON Russell-A telegram from Stratford, Ontario to Charles Tomlinson told of the death of his brother, Russell Tomlinson on Friday, March 26, 1948. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter of Canada, one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith and a brother, Charles Tomlinson.

TOMLINSON Russell Gillett-A well known Stratford resident, died Friday night at his home. Mr. Tomlinson who was in his 74th year had been in ailing health for the past year. Born in Troy, Pa. he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Tomlinson. He came to Stratford from Chicago 32 years ago and had resided here since that time. Mr. Tomlinson had been a commercial traveler for many years with the Kroehler Manufacturing Company Limited, for the past 20 years. He was held in high esteem by his associates and although of an unassuming nature he was possessed of many sterling characteristics. Mr. Tomlinson was a member of Ontario Street Baptist Church and served on the Board of Deacons for a number of years and was also a teacher in the Sunday school of that church. He is survived by his wife, the former Hester Mathews and a family of three sons and one daughter, John Mathews, Barrie; Richard C, Hamilton; Frederick (Ted) Stratford; Betty, Pembroke; one brother, Charles Tomlinson and a sister, (Mary) Mrs. Dennis Smith, both of Troy, also survive. There are six grandchildren. The body is resting at the Greenwood-Gilbert Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon. Rev. C R Duncan will officiate with burial in Avondale Cemetery. (From a Stratford, Canada paper)

TOWNSEND – Ernest Almer Townsend, 88, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and formerly of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Ernest spent many years working as manager for A&P Tea Co. and was a devoted volunteer at the First Baptist church of Wellsboro. Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Luella; one sister, Catherine Brown; two sons, Robert Townsend, William (Bonnie) Townsend; five grandchildren, Robert Jr., Dennis, Roberta Lynn by Robert, Nicole and Justin by William and deceased wife, Michaela. There will be a memorial service for family members only, at a later date. – The Mansfield Gazette, 6 Oct. 2004, p.6A

Dorothy A resident of Carriage Estates, Elmira died peacefully, Friday morning, May 19, 2006 while in the care of St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness. Dorothy was born on November 11, 1920 in Nineveh, NY daughter of Charles E. & Pearl M. Keach Tripp. She was employed for many years at the Remington-Rand. Her many interests included collectibles and caring for her home. A sports fan, Dorothy followed basketball and NASCAR. Surviving is her four loving sons and their families, Allen C. & Mary Jo; Pine City; Robert L. & Donna C.; Pine City; James R. & Donna F.; Elmira; and Richard L. & Mary Jean, Charlotte, NC; fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilma & Robert Parsons, Bainbridge, NY. Several nieces and nephews and many family friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Charles E. & Pearl M. Keach Tripp; her husband, Robert L. VanDeBogart; her daughter, Sandra Campbell; a granddaughter, Michelle Nichols her twin brother, Donald Tripp; brother, Charles Tripp; sister, Thelma Austin; and a friend and companion, Richard Benedict.

TURNER H. Philip Age 71, of Gillett, PA, died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, on Saturday, May 27, 2006. Philip was born in Canton, PA, on April 4, 1935, a son of Leslie O. and Bessie (Snyder) Turner. He retired from Corning Inc., Corning, NY, where he was a security guard for over 30 years. His favorite past time was traveling. Philip is survived by a son, Brian Turner of Milton, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Darcy and Charles Hamm of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Herbert Turner of Winter Park, FL, and Leslie O. Turner, Jr. of Canton, PA; two sisters, Sarah Pidcoe of Williamsport, PA, and Audrey Thomas of Sylvania, PA; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Turner of Canton, PA; a special companion, Jacqueline Farr McMann of Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephews. Philip was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 30th, 2006, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgebury Ambulance Association, Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925.

UPDYKE, Amanda
Miss Amanda Updyke, of Rutland, whose friends have hoped against hope for her ultimate recovery, died last Saturday night after a heroic fight for life at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Updyke, of consumption of the bowels, aged 10 years.  Deceased was a loveable girl and her untimely demise is a great blow to her parents.  She had been ill about six months.  (handwritten date of August 7, 1903 on obituary)

UPDYKE, Mrs. John Updyke Newberry
Mrs. John Newberry, who died near Roseville, Nov. 30, 2900, was born in Rutland, Feb. 13, 1836.  She was united in marriage to John Newberry in 1860.  Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Helen Newberry (Mrs. A. H. Benson); one sister, Mrs. I. N. Tears, of Sullivan, and two brothers, Hulsy Updyke, of Rutland, and Hermand Updyke of Sullivan.  The funeral services were held at the family residence, and were conducted by Rev. West, of Jobs Corners, assisted by Rev. Stoker, of Roseville.  The text, “She hath done what she could” was very appropriate to the life she had lived.  She endured her sufferings with great fortitude and was uniformly cheerful and appreciative of every service rendered her.  She was quite feeble for several weeks and her death was not unexpected, though the end came quite suddenly.  She was a woman of excellent character, esteemed in life and mourned in death.  Her funeral was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends.  She died in peace, trusting fully in the blessed Saviour.  Her memory is precious.  Millerton Advocate please copy.    (I believe her Christian name was Henrietta based on my files)

Wilson, Mrs. Carrie Utter- Troy, Dec 13- widow of John d’Merritt Wilson died this Sunday, December 15, 1946, at the home of her daughter, Miss Thalia Wilson. Mrs. Wilson who was in her 87th year was born at Fort Edward, NY, the daughter of Gilbert and Mary Utter. For many years she was a resident of Plainfield, NJ. In addition to her daughter, Miss Thalia, she is survived by a second daughter, Mrs. A Wallace Zimmerman of Plainfield, NJ, two sons, Nathan W Wilson of Los Angeles and Karl L Wilson of Washington DC. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10am at the Thalia Wilson home with Rev. Samuel Regester officiating. Interment will be at Fort Edward.

VAN NESS, Mrs. Lucy Van Ness Smith
One of the most deplorable deaths the ADVERTISER has had to record in a long time is that of Mrs. Lucy Van Ness Smith, widow of the late Wesley Smith, who died at 8:30 Sunday morning at her home in Extension street, following an illness of about ten days of double pneumonia and pleurisy.  Her death leaves motherless and fatherless two bright little boys – Rayburn and Anson.  The husband and father died on August 25, 1904, as the result of injuries sustained at a barn-raising some time previous.  Mrs. Smith moved from her farm in Rutland to Mansfield on April 1, last, in order that her sons might have the benefit of the superior educational advantages afforded here.  She was 50 years old on Tuesday, February 13.  For many years she was a devout and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and ever active in all Christian work.  In the home she was a devoted wife and a loving and indulgent mother.  Besides her sons, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John N. Van Ness; three sisters – Mrs. Seymour Quires, Mrs. Judd Seeley, Miss Susie A. Van Ness, and one brother, William Van Ness.  John Van Ness, who died on Monday morning, was a cousin.  The funeral was held from the house at 1 p.m., Tuesday afternoon and at 2 o’clock from the M. E. church, the Rev. Theron R. Green officiating.  (handwritten date of 10 Feb. 1906 on obituary)

VROMAN Wesley-Oscar Vroman received word of the death of his son, Wesley of Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 54. He leaves besides his father, wife and one brother, Lawrence. Funeral and burial in New Mexico

WALKER Montreville-Thompson, Susquehanna County died in his home there recently. For years he owned and managed the largest huckleberry farm on Ararat Mountain and he was known to thousands of folks, who came there to pick the luscious “blues”.

WARE Rev. James Lawrence-Rector of Christ Church, Shrewsbury, NJ and a former rector of Trinity Church, Athens, died suddenly at his home Tuesday noon. Funeral services will be conducted at Christ Church Saturday morning with Rev. Wallace Gardiner, Bishop of New Jersey, officiating. Rev. Mr. Ware was the son of Mrs. Helen Ware and the late Rev. James P Ware. He was educated at Lehigh University and the Philadelphia Divinity School and served at St Stephen’s Church in Wilkes-Barre some 30 years ago when the rector was the present bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, Rt Rev. Frank W Sterrett. Rev. Mr. Ware was secretary of religious education in the Province of Washington and later was rector of Trinity Church, Warren, Pa.; Church of the Good Shepard, Scranton and Trinity Church in Athens, before going to Shrewsbury, He was also a lecturer in summer schools and author of pamphlets on education and religious arts. Surviving are his wife, Anne Woodroffe Ware; a son, James L Ware, Jr, Encinitas, Calif; a daughter, Priscilla, at home; his mother and sister, Mrs. Ralph A Weatherly of Kingston.

WASS Ellen M
Wellsboro Agitator – Oct. 11, 1905
—Mrs. Hattie Bosard has received news ot her sister’s death, Mrs. Ellen Crampton, of Binghamton, N. Y., who died the 28th of September of heart trouble.  She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, John Crampton, two sons, Herman and Bert, one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Smith, all of Birmingham, N. Y., and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bosard, of Knoxville; Mrs. Mary Faulkner, of Deerfield, and Mrs. Flora Becraft, of Woodhull, N. Y.—Knoxville Courier.

WERELEY William D. 60, of St. Cloud, FL, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Wereley was born in Elmira on Oct. 12, 1945 to Dalton A. and Abbie Jane (Savey) Wereley. He was a 1963 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 1967 graduate of Ithaca College. "Bill" served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1963 to 1969. He taught for three years at South Side High School until a disabling automobile accident shortened his career. Bill is survived by his sister, Donna (Robert) Hale of Easton, PA; and seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard L. Wereley in 2002. There will be a memorial service to be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Andover, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover, NY.

MRS. DWIGHT FRENCH:  Charlotte (Lottie) E. French, 96, of the Lutheran Home of Albemarle, North Carolina, formerly of Wellsboro died Friday,July 20, 1984 at the home. She was born September 14, 1887 in Charleston Township, the daughter of Abram and Mary Badman Decker. She was predeceased by her husband Dwight French. Mrs. French was a housewife and a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary West of Albemarle, North Carolina; a stepson, Henry French of Home, New York; one sister, Mrs. Luva Goodwin of Wellsboro; ten grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were Monday, July 23 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro from 2-4 p.m. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. at the Middlebury Baptist Church with Rev. James Snyder officiating.

Wellsboro Agitator Dec. 25, 1895
Jay D. Westmiller died at Syracuse, N.Y. last Thursday, of typhoid fever, at the age of 35 years.  His remains were brought here last Saturday, and the funeral was held at the home of Mr. Job Hart, on Nichols street, last Monday morning at 11 o'clock.  Rev. Charles W. Cushing, D. D. conducted the service.  Mr. Westmiller formerly resided in this place, being a clerk for the late B. F. Milliken.  He was afterward a brakeman on the Fall Brook railroad for several years.  For the past four years he had been conductor of a freight train on the West Shore railway.  Mr. Westmiller married a daughter of Mr. William Harding.  She died several years ago.  He left one son who is 12 years of age.

Elouise Ruth Formerly of Spaulding Street Was born October 14, 1921 in Millerton, PA, the daughter of the late Bert and Leona (Wheeler) White, died peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at Bethany Manor Horseheads, NY, at the age of 84. Her former husband, John Sproule Jr.; three brothers; one sister and son-in-law, Richard Peckham, predeceased her. Elouise is survived by her beloved children, daughter, Evelyn Peckham of Pine City, NY; son and daughter-in-law, James and Frances Sproule of Horseheads, NY; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Rena) White of Millerton, PA, Wayne (Beverly) White of South Carolina; along with several nieces and nephews. Elouise previously owned and operated the 11th Ward. She enjoyed flowers and the outdoors, but most of all she loved and cherished her family. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a time of sharing and reflecting by friends and family.

Rev. Raymond C. White
Former Presbyterian minister here, died in Middletown, N.Y., last Thursday, October 9, 1941, at the age of 62.  He was a descendant of Elder John White, a member of Governor Hooker’s Colony which founded Hartford, Conn., in 1636.  Mr. White was born in Clinton, N.Y., the son of Helen Maria Greene and Addison Hayes White.  He was graduated in 1904 from Hamilton college, where he won the McKinney Oratory Prize, and from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.  Mr. White married the late Grace Elmer, also descended from prominent New England families and from John Aylmer, Bishop of London under Queen Elizabeth.  He taught school in Winchester, Va., where his pupils included the tree Byrd brothers, Thomas, Richard and Harry.  Mr. White taught also at Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, Mo.  He held pastorates in Delanco, N. J., Catasauqua, Pa., and Troy.  Surviving are a son, John A. White, a master at St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, Conn, and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Campbell of Middletown.

Madeline Marie Wicks Age 92, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on September 5, 1913 in Savona, NY. Madeline is the wife of the late Theus F. Dickerson. Four children, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren survive her. Madeline was an associate member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church. It was Madeline's request that there be no calling hours and a private graveside service be held at the convenience of the family.

Wilbur, Fred-69, died suddenly Tuesday morning at the County Farm in Burlington where he has been employed for the past 17 years. He is survived by one son, Daniel Wilbur of Waverly; a daughter in New York City; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer VanNess of Owego and Mrs. George Dibble of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols. Rev. Austin Rogers, pastor of the Nichols Methodist Church will officiate with burial in Nichols Cemetery.

WILCOX, Mrs. Alberta Wilcox Soper
Mrs. Alberta Wilcox Soper, wife of Roy Soper, died last Monday after a short illness with typhoid fever.  Mrs. Soper had been nursing her husband who was ill with the same disease, when she was stricken down with the fever.  With all that loving hands could do, and with the best medical skill the disease still m ade it progress, and at las the cord was broken, and the soul took its flight.  The funeral was largely attended from the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. S. Barret officiating. Mrs. Soper was held in high esteem by her many friends, as was evidenced by the many beautiful floral offerings.  She leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Wilxo, of Tioga, her husband and several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.  (handwritten date of July 17 on obituary – no year!)

WILLIAMS John Ralph Age 51, died on June 14, 2006 in Homestead, FL. He was born November 18, 1954 in Wellsboro, PA. John was the son of Dale and Dorothy (Conrad) Wetmore. A 1972 graduate of Williamson Jr./Sr. High School, he was a carpenter by trade, served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed blues and jazz music. John is survived by his mother, Dorothy Wetmore of Lawrenceville, PA; two sons, Shaun Michael Williams of Connecticut and Brandon Williams of Oklahoma; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Roxie Wetmore of Lawrenceville, PA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Megan and Lloyd Butler of Lindley, NY and Amber and Robert Bathrick of Lawrenceville, PA; and a special friend, Pam Cummings. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately following the viewing at 4 p.m.

WRIGHT, Minerva Wright Soper
Mrs. Minerva Wright Soper, wife of Burr Soper, died at her home in Roseville, on Thursday last, of pneumonia, aged 65 years.  The funeral was held from the Methodist church in Roseville, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Paul Smith officiating.  Mrs. Soper is survived by her husband and one son, William Soper.  (handwritten date of 8 April 1907 on obituary)

? BEAMAN, Mrs. Joseph W-Funeral services were held Saturday at the Presbyterian Chapel, Rev. David R Bluhm officiating. Further services were held at the Page Funeral Home, Williamsport with burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pallbearers were Dean Meredith, Jack Remsnyder, Frank Remsnyder, Fred Hatch, Carlyle Spencer and Ralph Godcharles.

?  BEAMAN  Mrs. Martha B-widow of the late Joseph W Beaman, died last evening, Wednesday, Aug 4, 1948 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Christian Heller, In Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Saturday at 1 o’clock. Burial at Williamsport.

Benjamin, Mrs. Cassie M-aged 90, widow of Guy C Benjamin, died at midnight, Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Elliott, in Liberty Corners. Mrs. Benjamin was born in Asylum Township Sept 19, 1859, observing her 90th birthday a week ago yesterday. Her entire life was spent in Asylum and Monroe Townships where she was held in deep regard.  In addition to the daughter at whose home she died, Mrs. Benjamin is survived by a son, Roland N Benjamin of Harrisburg; a brother, Jerome B Neiley of Durell; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

? CARMAN Mrs. Arthur-largely attended funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Carman were held at her home in Luthers Mills, Saturday at 2 pm. Rev. Leon Northrop officiated, assisted by Rev. Roland Campbell. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Carman, Floyd Carman, Francis Carman, Rexford Paris, Donald Paris and John Shores.

? FOSTER, Mrs. Minnie Terry- died Tuesday, August 13, 1946, in Washington DC. She was a former Trojan and taught in the Troy Boro Schools.

?  MRS. MARY E. GARRISON: Mrs. Mary E. Garrison, 82, of Sherwood Manor, formerly of Jobs Corners, died Wednesday, January 9, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1891 in New York City, and was the widow of Ernest Garrison. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Hazel Shear of Homestead, Fla. and one cousin, Agnes Goetz of West New York, N.J. She was a member of the Jobs Corners Grange. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, Rev. William Barnes, officiating.

?  HUNGERFORD, Mrs. Fred-of 310 North Main Street, Athens, died in the Robert Packer Hospital Monday morning at 10 o’clock after a brief illness. (1948 or 1949) She had lived in Athens the last five years, coming to Athens from Troy, where she resided for 43 years. She was a member of the Athens Methodist Church and teacher of the Bethel Bible class of the church school. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hunger ford is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Turnage of Binghamton; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Clutten and Mrs. Milda Hegland of East Troy and Mrs. Ella Rice of Elmira; a brother, Oxel Anderson of East Troy; several nieces and nephews.

?  KNOWLDEN, Mrs. Maggie May-74, of West Franklin, Pa. Thursday, Jan 1, 1948. Survived by daughter Mrs. Charles Allen of West Franklin; sons, Jesse W of Elmira, Charles of Sodus Point. Funeral Sunday 2 pm at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton. Rev. L A Guiles. Pensdale Cemetery.

?  KRISE, Mrs. Albert-Canton, Nov 19, (1947)-65, died at her home on Center Street today. She is survived by her husband, Albert; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Herrington and Mrs. Genevieve Preston, both of Canton; one son, Francis of LeRoy; a sister, Jennie Huffman and a brother, Warren Neal, both of Cayuta, NY; eight grandchildren.

? MATTESON Mrs. Laura May-wife of the late Harry J Matteson and former resident of Troy, died on Saturday April, 12, 1947, in Springville, NY where she had made her home during recent years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Rouse and Mrs. E Richard Lowe, Springville; one son William M Matteson, Hamburg; nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the family residence, 48 Elk St, Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in Maplewood cemetery. Rev. Ronald Straus officiated.

? MCCUE, Mrs. Edna-aged 46, Granville Summit, died in the Community hospital here Monday, December 24, 1945. She is survived by her husband, Roy McCue. The body was sent to Lancaster, where private funeral services will be held Thursday at the Sheetz Funeral Home.

? MORSE Grace-Jamaica, LI formerly of Troy, died suddenly, February 8, 1950. She is survived by a nephew, Harrison Morse. The funeral service will be held Friday evening in Jamaica.

Rhea Age 65, of 311 9th St., Watkins Glen, NY, died on Thursday, June 1, 2006. There are no prior visiting hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. She is survived by her husband, Mel Nickerson; sons, John and Marty Nickerson; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Nickerson. Rhea would like to thank all of her family and friends for their prayers and support during her illness. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in her memory may do so to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 12, 1886

? Mrs. Samuel Rutty
—Mrs. Samuel Rutty, of Canton, Bradford County, died very suddenly al the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Martin Stevens, in Middlebury, last week Sunday or Monday morning. Mrs. Rutty had been in poor health for some time, but she appeared to be as well as usual when she went to bed Sunday evening. On calling her the next morning, she was found dead in bed. Her remains were taken to Canton for burial on Wednesday.

? Mrs. Mary E. UPDYKE
 Mrs. Mary E. Updyke, 72, of 711 College Ave., ended her life by hanging in a clothes closet at her home this morning.  Her body was found by her daughter, Miss Maude Updyke, with whom she resided.  Miss Updyke told police her mother had been in poor health.  A verdict of suicide was given by Coroner S. Tracey Hamilton.  (no date on obituary)

? WEST, Mrs. Jennie, 81, LeRoy died Saturday morning April 2, 1949. She is survived by two sisters.

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