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Newspaper Clippings & Obituaries for Tioga, Bradford, Chemung Counties

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This page includes Newspaper clippings of people with connection to our three counties .

Canton Township
Cleveland, Ohio. 
      Born at East Canton, Pa., December 6, 1862. His father died in the Army of the Potomac two months and eight days later. Reared in the State Soldiers Orphan's Home, at Mansfield, Pa., to the age of sixteen. Labored on a farm, in a saw mill, and in the lumber woods until about twenty years of age when he entered the State Normal School at Mansfield, Pa., and graduated in 1885. Taught school for three years and entered Hiram College, where he was a student for five years, graduating in 1893. He was married to Libbie E. Wood, East Smithfield, Pa., in 1890. Has been minister at Elvira, O., three years; Painesville, O., one year; was between these ministries in the evangelistic field and temperance work one year and three months and was elected Corresponding Secretary of the Ohio Christian Missionary Society at Wilmington, O., in May, 1890, which position he still holds. 
Columbia Township

Age 24, of Rd 2, Columbia Cross Rd., Pa., Saturday, October 25, 1986, as a result of a automobile accident in NC. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there., Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial, Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Survived by daughter, Zenan Al-Shahrani of Rd 2, Columbia Cross Rd; brother and sister-in-law, Gavin and Karen Watson of Rd 2, Columbia Cross Rd; sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Diane)Boone of Oceanside, CA, Carmel Watson at home; paternal grandparents, Ivan and Ruth Watson of Rd 3, Columbia Cross Rd; maternal grandmother Margerite Crippen of DeLand; FL: several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was a 1979 graduate of Troy High School, and a 1983 graduate of Belmont College in Nashville, TN, with BS degrees in, Political Science and International Relations. She was presently with the US Marines, stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC.

South Creek Township

Bernice Owen Stewart Age 93, died July 6, 2006 at Schuyler Hospital. Bernice was born in Bentley Creek, PA, daughter of Will and Bertha Owen, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a devoted homemaker who somehow managed to have a career in sales and service. She spent most of her life in the Wellsburg-Elmira area. Her energy level was boundless, always involved in community and church activities. She was a true source of inspiration to her children and their friends, witness the fact she was known as "Aunt Bernie" by most of the 1940-1970 Wellsburg children. She was preceded in death by husband, Aubrey Stewart, and husband, Merton Oldroyd; and children, Don, Ron, Eileen and David. Surviving children are Robert and wife, Sadie of Austin, TX, Richard of Newfield, NY; and foster daughter, Joannie Freeman of Cayuta, NY. She is also survived by several stepchildren and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. Calling hours before the service will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Christ Church, 280 Main St., Wellsburg, NY 14894.

Troy Township

Ballard – In Columbia, Pa., Nov. 8, 1874
Horace A. Ballard aged 47 years
Horace Ballard, of Columbia, who was injured in a corn-husker, some days ago died from the effects of the injury on Sunday night.  There had been hopes that the hand might be saved, notwithstanding the serious manner in which it had been crushed, but inflammation set in and it was at last amputated with the hope of saving a portion of it.  Tetanus or lock jaw set in and amputation was resorted to again, above the wrist, but it was impossible to save his life.  Additional item:  There will be a public sale of the property of the late Horace Ballard, on the premises in Columbia, on Thursday, Dec. 10th.  The property consists of one span of horses, twelve good cows, a lumber wagon, democrat wagon, farming utensils in variety, fifteen tons of hay and a quantity of corn, oats, wheat and potatoes.

Lawrence Dix Ballard’s Sudden Death Stuns Troy
(1933 penciled at top)
Troy was immeasurably shocked and saddened this Thursday morning when Lawrence D. Ballard, prominent and popular young business man, for many years with the F. L. Ballard store, took his own life by shooting between 8 and 9. Last seen as he crossed from the Carpenter & Pierce Co. store but a short time before his act was discovered, he locked the Ballard store, went to a rear room and put a bullet through his head.  Henry C. Sherman and Rex Brown becoming suspicious that all was not well, got in touch with Mr. F. L. Ballard, who unlocked the store and Mr. Ballard, still alive was found.  He lived until about 12 without regaining consciousness.  He was a fine young man, whose death is mourned by a legion of friends in Western Bradford.  He has been in ill health for some time following two operations.  Son of the late Dix Ballard and Mrs. Ballard, who has made her home with him for the past few years.  Lawrence D. Ballard attended Troy High School, a veteran of the World War, a member and former Commander of Brooks-Flick Post, No. 49, American Legion, Trojan Lodge, No. 306, F. & A. M., and other organizations.  He was born on May 14th, 1895, in Troy Township, married Miss Mary McGee, who survives, together with one son, Robert, his aged mother, Mrs. Dix Ballard, and one brother, Harry S. Ballard, all of Troy.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete as we go to press.

BREWER, Phoebe Ann Brewer Simms
Mrs. William Simms of Troy died last Monday evening after a long illness from cancer.  She was formerly Miss Phoebe Ann Brewer, sister of Lyman, Johnson, Jesse and Hendrick Brewer, of this vicinity, and of Mrs. Hulda Jewell, of Troy and Mrs. H. G. Grinnell, of Elmira, besides whom she is survived by her husband and one son.  The funeral was held at her late home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. (I believe this to be 1906)  

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 08 May 2006
By Joyce M. Tice