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WILLIAM E. ‘MAC’ MACRONALD, 65, of Burdett, N.Y. went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July 25, 2005 peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  He was born June 3, 1940 in Paget East, Bermuda, the son of the late Oscar Dennison and Kathryn (Manley) MacRonald.  "Mac" is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, "Mikki;" beloved children, Joel (Tina) MacRonald of Coryland, Pa., and their son, William Connor; Pete MacRonald also of Coryland, Pa.; Heather Howard of Horseheads, N.Y., and her son, Matthew Howard; brother, Dennis (Janet) MacRonald of Horseheads, N.Y.; nieces, Lisa (Mark) Cornish of Pleasanton, Calif., and their children, Tyler and Devin Cornish; Lori (Keith) Kunow of Binghamton, N.Y., and their children, Jesse, Abby, Derick and Christopher Kunow; brother-in-law, Buddy Tester of Winter Haven, Fla.  "Mac" retired from the North Penn Telephone Company in 1999 after several years of devoted service as the outside plant manager.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. Mr. MacRonald was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and was dedicated to his Lord. "Mac" enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate "Mac's" life on Saturday, July 30, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ 165 Miller Street Horseheads, N.Y. Stephan Connors will officiate.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, N.Y. in his memory. –Towanda Daily Review

MR. THOMAS ‘TOM’ MANLEY, 76, of Lynn Haven, Fla. died
Thursday, March 31, 2005.  He was a son of the late S. Taylor and Eleanor Clark Manley of Towanda.  He had lived in Bay County since 1969, moving there from Michigan.  Tom retired as a major after 22 years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War and Vietnam era.  After his retirement, he worked as a chemist for Hill Petroleum Co. for 15 years.  Tom was a member of the Panama City Seventh Day Adventist Church and the local Experimental Aircraft Association.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby Manley of Lynn Haven; his children, Karen Herrmann and her husband, Steve of Sweet Springs, Mo., Steven Manley and his wife, Hui of Dallas, Texas, Kenneth Manley and his wife, Karen of Panama City and Barbara Manley Smith and her husband, Kendall of Milton, Fla.; sisters, Beatrice Cashdollar of Towanda, Margaret Newton of Sodus Point, N.Y., Vera Rogers of Sayre, Florence Williamson of Buffalo, N.Y., Mary Hensen of Punta Gorda, Fla.; his brothers, Walter Manley of New Albany and George Rockwell of Oregon; his grandchildren, Ryan Nicole, Sheryl Luci, Krystal, Hannah, Kayla and Noah; his great-grandchildren, Bradon and Alexander and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Sam, Carl and Charles Manley and sisters, Kay, Frances and Matie.  Funeral services were held in Panama City Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  Contributions may be made to Panama City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2700 Lisenby Ave., Panama City, Fla.  Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Panama City handled arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

MARSH –ELLEN MARSH BOYER, 60, Ralston died
with her family by her side on Saturday, June 13, 2009 following a stroke.  She was a very loving and caring person who gave of herself unconditionally, especially to her family and those she loved.  Prior to her death she was the primary caregiver for her father-in-law for the past three and one-half years.  She continued to give of herself with her donation to “Gift of Life” program.  Born in Lycoming County on September 20, 1948, she was a daughter of the late George C. Marsh and Elsie Marsh of Marsh Hill.  She was married to Albert “Buzz” Boyer on June 3, 1967 and they celebrated 42 years of marriage on June 3, 2009.  In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter, Lori Pfiester, her husband Richard and children, AnnMarie and Ricky of Altoona, PA; her son, Larry Boyer, his wife Karen and children Michael and Maggie of Mt. Laurel, NJ; her mother, Elsie Marsh of Marsh Hill; her father-in-law, Owen Boyer of Ralston; sisters, Marilyn (George) Bidlespacher and Marie (Ernie) Schmouder, all of Trout Run; brothers, Stan (Diane) Marsh of Charlotte, NC and John (Chris) Marsh of Orlando, FL, their families and many special friends.  Ellen was preceded in death by her father, George C. Marsh and mother-in-law, Geraldine Boyer.  No memorial service will be held.  The funeral will be conducted privately by the family at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions to the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company or the SPCA of Williamsport.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home in Blossburg.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel 6/18/2009

SAMUEL METCALF, an old resident of Harrison Township and a veteran, died suddenly Wednesday morning at about 8 o’clock.  He was turning a grind stone, assisting in grinding a scythe and fell from a box on which he was sitting.  Immediately expiring.  He was about 70 years of age.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1895.

F. EUGENE (GENE) McMAHON, 66, Dushore, PA died
February 2, 1996 at his home.  Mr. McMahon was born August 8, 1929 in Cherry Township, son of the late Francis B. and Mary Farrell McMahon.  He was raised on the family farm and graduated from the New Albany High school, class of 1948.  Mr. McMahon started out on the family farm and then worked as Rural Mail Carrier in Dushore for three years; later worked at GT Sylvania for three years before starting in the Line Department where he worked for 11 years and later in the Meter Department for 12 years, retiring in 1990.  After he retired he worked for Fitzpatrick and Lambert Inc., the Blooming Florist and the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, all in Dushore.  He was a member of St. Basil’s Church, its Holy Name Society, served as the first lector and eucharistic minister and was very active in church activities.  He was president of the church council when the church was renovated in 1976, was a member and former secretary of the Dushore Fire Company and Ambulance Association.  Mr. McMahon was very active in helping with chicken barbecues for St. Basil’s, St. Francis Xavier and the Dushore Fire; was a member of the advisory board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Northeastern PA, representing Penelec; was a former president of IBEW Towanda local, was instrumental in forming the Holy Name Bowling League at the Starlight Lanes in the 1960s, 70s and 80s; was also a loyal blood donor for the Red Cross.  He married the former Mary Eleanor McCarthy on June 18, 1955.  They celebrated their 40th anniversary last June.  Surviving are his spouse at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Stephanie McMahon, Montoursville, F. Jeremiah (Ed) McMahon, Dushore, Francis E. McMahon, Williamsport and Thomas P. (Tuck and Kathleen McMahon, Montoursville; four daughters and sons-in-law; Kathy and Stanley Bohensky, Dushore, Jean Marie McMahon, Canton, Ellen and Nathan Chase, Glen Lyon, Pa. and Joan A. McMahon, Dushore; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward McMahon, Monroeton and Joseph and Irene McMahon, New Albany; sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Judson Battin, Dushore and Rose and Bob Oliver, Wyalusing; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by an infant sister, Jane.  Funeral services were held February 6 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, Dushore and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Basil'’ Church, Dushore with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin, his pastor presiding.  Interment was in the adjoining parish.  Memorials may be directed to St. Basil’s Church, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA, the Dushore Fire Co. and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA or the Sullivan County Unit of the American Cancer Society, PO Box 243, Dushore, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/8/1996

MERRILL –LAURA A. FRANKLIN, 91 of Millstream Court, Moravia, N.Y. died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 in Auburn Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  Mrs. Franklin was born Oct. 25, 1913 in Windham Township, Pa. the daughter of Peter and Ida Parks Merrill.  She was a former resident of Pennsylvania, Venice, N.Y. and had lived in Moravia for several years.  She was the Widow of Charles Franklin Sr. who predeceased her in 1996.  Mrs. Franklin is survived by 3 sons; Charlie (Yvonne) Franklin of Palmyra, N.Y., Sam (Nellie) Franklin of Locke, N.Y. and Richard (Ruth) Franklin of Homer, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was also predeceased by 1 grandson, Christopher Franklin in 1986.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 in the Wade Funeral home, 22 Church St., Moravia, N.Y.  Rev. Frank Westcott will be officiating.  Spring burial will be in East Venice Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be sent to Four Town First Aid Squad, Box #28 Moravia, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

MOSES METCALF died at his home in Brookfield on Monday morning, the 28th inst.  He was a life-long resident and about eight-two years of age.  He has been a remarkably strong and able man till within the past fortnight being in town about that time.  –Griffin Scrapbook (handwritten on article 1894)

JOSEPH R. MILLER, 69, of Canton died
peacefully on December 21, 2009 at the Community Hospital in Troy.  Joseph Ronald Miller, “Joe” or “Ronnie” to family and friends was born on August 24, 1940 in Lock Haven, PA.  He was the son of the late Joseph George and Eleanor Rae (Bottorf) Miller.  After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1958, Joe earned his Bachelors of Science degree in math and chemistry at Lock Haven State College.  On November 10, 1973 he married the former Mary E. Terry in Lock Haven and they shared 37 wonderful years together.  Joe was employed as a chemist with the former Henkel (Trylon) Company in Lock Haven.  He also worked for American Color and Chemical and taught school for a time in Jasper, NY and Conneaut, OH.  After retiring, Joe and Mary owned and operated the Little Place Camping Area near Haneyville, PA before they moved to the Canton Area.  He was a life-member of the Lock Haven Elks Club; other memberships included Canton’s Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 429, Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston, Blossburg’s Hillside Rod and Gun Club and a social member of Canton’s V.F.W. Post 714 and the Marine Corps League Dear Crossing Detachment in Ralston.  Joe’s cats were like a family to him and “his girls”, Socks, Blackie, Scooter, Sugar and Spice gave him much enjoyment.  In addition to his devoted wife, Mary, Mr. Miller is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law; Car and Janet Terry, Canton; sister and brother-in-law; Janet (Lee) Ordway, Apple Valley, CA and two nephews; Lance and Sean Ordway, Apple Valley.  In keeping with Joe’s expressed wishes, there will be no public services.  Interment will be held in Mt. Bethel Cemetery in Lamar, PA.  His family suggests those who wish send memorials to your local SPCA.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 1/7/2010

MINARIK –MRS. ROSE MINARIK BEAVER age 88 formerly of Lopez, Pa. died
on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Rose was born Oct. 14, 1917 in Lopez, a daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica Youpa Minarik.  She attended school in Lopez and worked at the former Weldon Manufacturing in Lopez and for other area silk mills.  She resided in Bloomsburg, Pa. for many years.  She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mildred, Pa.  Surviving are: her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall of Towanda; a devoted niece, Clarice Poplin of Mildred; and several other nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by an infant son; her brothers, John Minarik and Joseph Minarik; sisters, Mary Bills, Anna Mras, Veronica Perogoff, Sister Mary Anthony (Julia), Order of Pool Claire, Susan Striney and Helen Calaman.  She was also predeceased by her husbands, Michael Rogalla and Clarence Beaver.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb.27 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, her pastor presiding.  Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/25/2006

MOSCATELLO –CLEMENTINE ‘TENA’ MOSCATELLO FLEMING of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., formerly of Towanda, Pa. died Feb. 20, 2006 after a period of illness and was called home to peace with our Lord.  Born on May 27, 1913, the eldest daughter of Anthony and Antonette Moscatello, she grew up and lived her early life in Towanda, Pa.  Tena was an employee of the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda and also a long-time employee of the Sylvania plant, also in Towanda.  Tena married James Fleming, a crane operator for the Lehigh Valley Railroad on April 15, 1939.  The family resided in Towanda.  Tena moved to the Jacksonville Beach area of Florida in 1962.  Here she pursued a successful career as a hotel owner/manager.  During this time she made many friends from various areas of the world.  Tena loved the interaction with the people she encountered.  Also, Tena enjoyed many trips including trips to visit relatives back in her ancestral Italy.  Other pursuits of Tena’s were playing Bingo and enjoying the comfort of her home.  She was an active member of her church and community.  Tena is preceded in death by her husband, James Fleming in 1961 and three sons, James in 2003, Walter in 2005 and Joseph in 2006.  She is survived by her daughter, Lorene Fleming Berry and son-in-law, Dale Berry of Towanda, Pa.  Additionally she is survived by her daughters-in-law, Betty Fleming of Georgia and Jeanette Fleming of Florida.  Tena’s brother, Charles Moscatello resides in Virginia.  Tena had several grandchildren including: Denise Berry Talenti and Lisa Berry of Sayre, Pa.; Michael, Robert and Kevin Fleming of Georgia; and Joseph Fleming of Florida.  Tena had five great-grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were private.  –Towanda Daily Review

STEPHEN D. MOTT, 79, a native of Canton, who resided in Palmer Township, died
July 16, 2010 in VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's, Bethlehem.  Born July 14, 1931 in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, he was a son of the late Harry G. and Mary Kohler Mott.  Stephen and his wife, the former Shirley J. Allen, celebrated 58 years of marriage together.  He was a 1949 graduate of Canton High School.  Mr. Mott was employed as the Principal of Vocational Technical School for 20 years, retiring in 1987.  Prior to that, he was employed as an elementary school teacher for five years.  He served our country in the Air Force from 1951-1954.  Stephen earned his bachelor's in education degree from Mansfield College and his master's in education degree from Newark University. Memberships: Stephen was a member of St. John's UCC Church of Farmersville.  Survivors in addition to his wife, are his son Stephen L. and wife Helen Mott of Goodyear, AZ; daughter Sheryl and husband Richard Palmateer of Charlottesville, VA; sisters Doris Hurley, Alice Packard, Madeline Tillotson; brother, Harry Mott; and grandchildren, Heather, Shane and Elizabeth.  A sister, Peg Loomis, preceded Stephen in death.  The funeral service was held at St. John's UCC Church of Farmersville, Bethlehem Township. A July 21.  Interment was private.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Morello Funeral Home, Inc., Palmer Township.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA or the National Kidney Foundation, 111 S. Independence Mall E., Suite 411, The Philadelphia Bourse Building, Philadelphia, PA in memory of Stephen. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 7/22/2010

CALVIN COREY NOBLE passed onto Heaven, Sunday, May 24, 2009.  Born in Elmira, he was the sixth child of seven children.  He was a fifth generation on The Noble Far, settled in 1833.  He is a direct descendant of William Bradford, the first governor of the Pilgrims.  A stint in the Navy from 1946 to 1948 took this farm boy all around the world to places he’d only dreamed of.  He moved his family to Orlando in 1951.  He was an entrepreneur before most anyone knew what the word meant.  “CC” as many called him was owner/operator of many businesses in Orlando.  Among them were Tractor and Trailer Recovery Bureau, Rite-Way Janitorial Service and Need-A-Maid Inc., which he franchised, partnering with relatives and the distinguished Brigadier General Harry Meyer.  He began a hobby of restoring early Ford V-8 automobiles in the 1970s and was instrumental in forming the Central Florida Chapter of the Early V-8 Automobile Club.  Restoring early V-8 Fords soon became his passion and he would search Florida and other states for cars to restore, finding many in meadows and pastures deep in mud.  A huge supporter of Little League Baseball, he managed many championship teams and  took his Delaney Park team all the way to the city championship which was the first televised game for Little League in Orlando.  That year the Jaycees had “Delaney Park Little League Day,” and he gave a speech which was title “What is This Thing Called Little League?”, which he still could remember word for word at age 80!  The players loved him so much that many would  cry if they didn’t get to be on Mr. Noble’s team.  Always the showman, players and parents alike would stay after their games if he was umpiring behind home plate to watch his unique style.  Surviving are five children; Falecha, Lorrie, Jalinda, Bonneala and Lenford; fourteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosalie Kingsley and Marilyn Jones, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.  He will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.  Arrangements were by Robert Bryant Funeral Home in Orlando.  From the art of telling a joke to teaching himself to play piano, he was truly one of a kind.  Thanks for the memories.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 7/9/2009

D. W. NOBLES, Brookfield, March 31, 1895 – It seems to us that a short sketch of the life of the late D. W. Nobles, would be of great interest to the Free Press.  We consider his life a very extraordinary and superior one in many respects.  D. W. Nobles was born August 5th, 1823 in Brookfield on the farm where he died on March 11, 1894.  His father, Ashael Nobles, was a soldier in the War of 1812 and his grandfather in the Revolutionary War, and he received a pension until his death.  Mr. Nobles married Cornelia Leonard of the well-known Leonard family of Westfield, July 5th, 1848.  To them were born four children, who have grown to a high type of man and womanhood, and were all present during the sickness and death of their father.  Mr. Nobles was the first death in his family since marriage.  In years gone he was a member of the Wesleyan Church and helped build the Wesleyan Church at Westfield.  For years (about 30) he had been an attendant of the Baptist Church and was constantly closely connected with the Sunday school work.  He has contributed freely to the building of three church edifices in our town.  Mr. Nobles’ father came to Brookfield in an early day and bought the possession of 160 acres of land of a Mr. Tubbs, for which he gave a horse, saddle and bridle.  This land, for years, has been divided in two farms.  The John R. Coffin and D. W. Nobles farms.  The deceased, only a few weeks ago, was telling his grandchildren of the howling wolves that used to terrify the little ones in his boyhood days.  Mr. Nobles voted the “Free  Soiler” ticket, when only there were three votes for that ticket were cast in town.  He naturally went in the Abolitionist ranks and to the Republican party, to which he was true to until his death.  At general trainings and celebrations, he was known to be the most active young man in the entire country.  Upon one occasion he climbed a liberty pole eighty feet high and fastened there the flag which he loved so dearly.  His mother, Hannah Nobles, was one of the most devout Christians of her day and very active in Christian work.  His father was also a member of the M. E. Church, but not as active. The lessons which the deceased received from his Godly parents were not lost, but bore fruit; hence the deep, quiet Christian spirit of the son.  Mr. Nobles was the most tidy, unassuming and modest person we ever met.  Everybody had to be neat and square with him.  How he will be missed, when the time for hanging screen doors, putting up curtains and the thousands and one such acts tat come in the spring time.  How he will be missed by every lover of the good and noble, for they were his friends, and they were Legion.  S. P. Chase. –Griffin Scrapbook

NORTHROP –ANNA ELLEN, wife of W. J. Ankey and daughter of Dr. G. W. Northrop of Knoxville, Pa. died at her home in Beatrice, Nebraska, November 21, aged 40 years 4 months and ten days.  She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom, survive her, the youngest being a babe but a few days old.  She was a devoted wife, a loving and tender mother, and an exemplary Christian, having been for several years a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice.  Nor was her profession one in name only, but it was adorned with a daily walk and conversation consistent with a high ideal of Christianity.  Her faith in God was child-like in its simplicity amounting to a serene trust that He orders for our best good all the little incidents of our daily life as well as the more important affairs.  Whatever of sorrow the mourning friends may feel over the loss of one who endeared herself to them in many ways by her sweet womanliness and her lovely Christian character, they know that it is well with her and that she “sleeps in Jesus.” – Courier (Handwritten on article 1895) –Griffin Scrapbook

PETER PACKARD died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. Strang Tuesday morning aged 82 years and 11 months.  He was survived by two sons Peter Packard, Jr. of Elmira and Joseph Packard of Oxford; two daughters, Fanny Packard of New York City and Mrs. A. B. Strang of this place, all of whom attended the funeral.  Services were held at the house by Rev. J. C. Skottowe of Westfield and interment at the Oxford Cemetery.  –Conwaneque Notes. Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1903)

LEMUEL PEASE, an old and respected resident of Westfield Township died last Thursday after a prolonged illness.  At the time of his death Mr. Pease was 76 years of age, having been born in 1819.  His father, Abram Pease was one of the pioneers of the Cowanesque Valley, having emigrated from Cambridge, Conn. to Troupsburg with his father in 1805 and to Westfield in 1819, which at that time was almost an unbroken forest and where Lemuel was born and where he has always resided during his long life.  There was no man in this section of the country who was so well known or more respected than “Lem” Pease, who was in every sense a good man.  He was a life long Democrat and always voted the straight ticket.  His wife died a few years ago.  Mr. Pease leaves a family of three sons and two daughters, the elder of the latter being the wife of J. E. Green of Cowanesque.  The funeral was held from his late residence last Sunday and was very largely attended by numerous relatives and many friends.  Rev. Mr. Fields of the Westfield Baptist Church officiated. –Westfield News Oct. 15 (handwritten on article 1895) –Griffin Scrapbook

PERRY –MRS. MARY J. BUTLER was born in Lenox Bason, Madison County, N.Y., on the 10th day of April 1848 and was at the time of her death, 47 years 9 months and 10 days old.  She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Perry, both deceased.  She spent her childhood days at Lenox Bason, came to reside in Westfield about 25 years ago.  On the 7th of November 1873 she was united in marriage to Mr. Joseph E. Butler of Westfield.  Two children were born to them, Nellie E. Butler born February 4, 1875, died February 6 of the same year, being but two days old.  Eugene E. Butler, born May 13, 1879 and lives to mourn the loss of the best friend a young man can have in the world-a mother.  Mrs. Butler was an earnest Christian and a zealous worker in the church she loved.  She was baptized into the membership of the First Baptist Church of Westfield, Oct. 1, 1895 by Rev. A. W. Mettler.  Two weeks ago Mrs. Butler was around in company with Grandma George drove up to Brookfield Church at Sylvester and spoke beautifully of her Christian hope, but the day after was taken sick and finally fell asleep.  Her funeral was held Monday, December 23 in the Baptist Chapel, Rev. S. A. Field pastor, officiating.  A large congregation listened to the discourse. –Sylvester, Nov. 11. (handwritten on article 1895) –Griffin Scrapbook

MARK M. POMEROY, widely known as “Brick” Pomeroy, died last Saturday at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. after a sickness of several months.  His career as a printer, journalist, publisher, politician, lecturer and promoter made him one of the most picturesque and interesting characters in the country.  His genius was as erratic as that of Colonel Mulberry Sellers of fictional fame, and his life was as full of ups and downs as a mountain road.  Mark M. Pomeroy was born at Elmira, N.Y. on Christmas day, 1833.  His mother died soon after his birth and he was adopted by his uncle, Seth  M. White of State Line.  Mark was a lively lad, but never vicious.  When he was about 15 years of age, Mr. White induced his brother-in-law, the late Robert Roy of this borough to take Mark and make a druggist’s boy out of him.  A few months experience convinced Mr. Roy that Mark was not cut out for a merchant and so he took him back to his uncle.  Mark, at the age of 17 became a printer’s “devil.”  At Corning, N.Y. he started his first paper and married his first wife.  Both ventures were unsuccessful.  He went to Athens, Pa. and started another paper, but fared still worse.  At the end of two years he gave up in disgust and went to Wisconsin, where, in the little of Horicon, he started the Argus.  It was in this paper that appeared the “Brick Dust Sketches” which gained for him his unique sobriquet.  He became prominent in politics as an active Democrat and was rewarded by being appointed Deputy United States Marshal, but was so outspoken in favor of Stephen A. Douglas that he lost his office.   After one or more unsuccessful newspaper ventures he landed at LaCrosse and bought a half interest in a paper called the Union and Democrat.  His partner was a Breckinridge Democrat, however, and they failed to agree on the editorial policy.  They settled the matter by each taking  one-half of the paper, and for weeks the sheet appeared with scorching  denunciations of Douglas on the inside and hot shot for Breckinridge on the outside.  Finally Pomeroy secured a controlling interest in the paper, ousted the other man and changed its name to the Democrat.  This was the paper that in time became known as Brick Pomeroy’s Democrat.  As an editor his vigorous and outspoken way of setting forth his opinions made for him thousands of active enemies and lots of enthusiastic friends.  When the war broke out, Pomeroy was for the Union, heart and soul.  He made stirring speeches, filled his paper with patriotic editorials, and personally helped to equip and send out three companies.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, unattached, and went to the front as a war correspondent.  Soon the tone of his writings began to change.  He denounced the commanders of the Union forces and the policy of the Administration.  His attacks were so bitter and were kept up so unceasingly that he soon became the most unpopular man in the army.  He was ordered out of the lines and returned to LaCrosse, where he continued his attacks in a more virulent tone than ever.  One day there appeared in the Democrat that famous editorial in which the wish was expressed that if Lincoln refused to keep the pledges made in his second inaugural some daring hand might strike a poniard into his breast.  A few weeks after this Lincoln was assassinated, and the editorial was republished far and wide.  If Pomeroy had been within reach then he would surely have been hanged.  But the editorial had another result.  It made his paper extremely popular throughout the South, and the circulation went up to 100,000.  He was at the flood-tide of prosperity then and spent the money that came rolling in with a lavish hand.  About this time he met “Boss” Tweed, who induced him to go to New York City and establish a paper there in the interest of the Tweed ring.  He did so, and for a time his paper was wonderfully prosperous, but he quarreled with Tweed and had to leave New York in a hurry to escape being arrested on a trumped up charge.  He went back to LaCrosse and revived the democrat, making it the organ of the Greenback party.  Then began another season of prosperity, which waned with the decline of the party.  Pomeroy closed out his paper and took the remnant of his fortune to Denver, where he conceived the idea of putting a railroad tunnel through the Rocky Mountains.  H organized a company and interested thousands of people in this gigantic scheme.  The plan fell through when financial depression set in.  He returned to New York after trying in vain to float several more projects.  He wrote several books and a great variety of articles and was publishing a newspaper in New York up to the time of his last sickness, when its publication was suspended.  Brick Pomeroy died a poor man, although he made and spent several fortunes.  Personally he was a clean man.  He was strickly temperate in his habits, and his personal integrity was unquestioned.  –Griffin Scrapbook (handwritten on article 1896)

C. R. PRIDE one of the oldest residents of this place, died very suddenly last Saturday.  He had been in very poor health for some time but was thought to be improving until he was suddenly stricken with death.  The deceased was 83 years of age and had been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business for a number of years.  The funeral was held at the residence of his son, J. D. Pride, this (Tuesday) afternoon.  –News From Knoxville, Feb. 28.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1899)

PROBST –MRS. BEATRICE MARY STRATTON, 84 of 680 Campbell Street die at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1976 in the Williamsport Hospital, where she was admitted Sunday.  She was the widow of William Stratton.  She was born in Turbotville or Sept. 15, 1891, the daughter of James and Annie Plotts Probst.  She was a member of First Free Methodist Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Logan of Syracuse, N.Y.; a son, James W. at home; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

PUTERBAUGH –BRENDA KAY GREENE, 51, of Muncy died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 unexpectedly at her home.  Born in Williamsport on May 21, 1958, she was a daughter of the late John Puterbaugh and June (Webster) Puterbaugh, who survives.  A 1976 graduate of Canton high School, Brenda was employed at Savoy’s until 2006.  A member of Muncy Valley Moose Lodge #866, Brenda enjoyed playing guitar, composing and singing songs.  She also enjoyed puzzles, gardening, yard sales and spending time with her family who meant everything to her.  Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Misty and Alexis Greene of Muncy; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Edward Oliver of Trout Run, Tina and Larry Cashner of lock Haven, Dawn and Kenneth Boyd of Morrisdale, Jackolyn and Jeffrey Sanner of Trout Run; one sister, Cheryl Thorpe of Trout Run; two grandchildren, Dyllian Hales and Jasmine Cowher of Muncy and long-time friend and companion, Debbie Easley.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 10/1/2009

BRUCE LEROY REED - On the afternoon of Saturday, August 21, 2010, Bruce Leroy Reed of Canton died
quietly at his residence with his wife and daughters at his side.  He was 65 years of age.
Born in Blossburg on September 12, 1944, he was the son of Jackson V. and Marion (Holley) Reed. Throughout his life Bruce worked with his hands.  In his youth he was employed at Belmar Manufacturing in Canton, and later spent some years as a lumberjack.  But Bruce was blessed with an analytical mind and the patience to perform tedious tasks; two gifts that would serve him well over the years.  One might describe him as being a self-taught engineer.  He could take the parts of a disassembled machine and reconnect them in working order, all without the aid of diagrams or other instructions.  Well known as a jack of all trades, Bruce was the consummate "Mr. Fix-it" to family and friends.  His mechanical skills led him to a career in automotive repair, and for many years he served as the head mechanic for a Ford dealership in Salina, Kansas, returning to Canton in 1980.  He was married to the former Vera Williams, with whom he shared 38 years.  In recent years Bruce was a familiar figure on the streets of Canton accompanied by his faithful dog, Jack.  Bruce was also a man who knew the Lord, and as long as health permitted, enjoyed the fellowship at the Grover Church of Christ.  He was a family oriented man who enjoyed helping others, and a true and loyal friend to those who knew him.  Bruce is survived by his wife, Vera, at home; his mother, Marion Reed of Blossburg; sons Bruce Jr. of Montgomery, Joseph of Newberry, Jack of Williamsport and Michael (& Casey) of Williamsport, daughters Crystal Quackenbush, and Lisa Ford (& Andrew) of Troy, stepsons Carl and Kevin Issacs and stepdaughter Tina Tillotson (& Stacey) of Canton, brother Larry (& Bertha) Reed of Canton, sisters Norma Jean Dunlap of Williamsport and Bonnie Holdren of Blossburg, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jackson V. Reed, sister, Beverly Joan Reed and brother, Ronald Reed.  In accordance with Bruce's wishes services and interment are private, and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 8/26/2010

FREDERICK REINWALD was born near Liberty, October 21, 1846.  On March 6, 1882 he was united in marriage with Mary Kempf of Oregon Hill.  After the fourth attack of pneumonia he died
February 1, 1092.  The funeral was held from the United Evangelical Church at Oregon Hill February 4, Rev. W. C. Bierly of Liberty officiating.  Mr. Reinwald has been a successful, industrious farmer, assisting neighbor and a kind, affectionate husband.  Besides a wife, and foster son he is survived by a sister and four brothers.  –Griffin Scrapbook

RONALD DALE RICE, 59, of RR 1 Towanda, North Towanda Township died
Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2005 at John Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.  Born March 6, 1945 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Edward and Eunice Hall Rice.  Ronald was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, Class of 1963.  In 1964 he married the former Bernita McKernan in East Smithfield.  In earlier years, Ronald was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and by Sylvania Electric in Towanda.  He also was employed as a Pepsi truck driver for seven years by Ralph Beers in Wysox.  Ronald was subsequently employed by PennDOT in Towanda for 27 years until his retirement in January of 1998.  He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda; Towanda Gun Club, the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, and the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club.  He was a social member of Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda and of the American Legion Post No. 1624 in Nichols, N.Y.  Ron enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who dearly loved him and fondly called him their “PopPop.”  He avidly attended his grandson’s sporting events, football and baseball.  He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters in Simpsonville, S.C. and the warm and sunny winter months in Florida.  Ron looked forward to driving south when there was any chance of snow in the air.  Ron possessed many good friends and enjoyed spending time with them.  He is survived at home by his wife of over 40 years, Bernita McKernan Rice; his children, Dena Miller and her husband, Joseph Miller of Towanda; Bryan Rice and his wife, Penny Moore Rice of Simpsonville, S.C.; four grandchildren, Grayson and Dylan Miller, and Haley and Meredith Rice; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Leland and Marjorie Rice of Orwell Hill, Pa., Elwin and June Rice of Fla., Edward and Vikki Rice of Binghamton, N.Y.; his sister, Connie McEwen of Towanda; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanne and Rich Deardorff of Dallastown, Pa., RoseMary and Rodney Darling of Warren Center; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, B. James and Linda McKernan of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Susan McKernan, who is a resident of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital in Towanda; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by brother, Stewart Rice and a brother-i8n-law, Gary McEwen.  A celebration of Ron’s life will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Wysox Fire Hall for family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Ronald D. Rice Memorial Fund which has been established for the future benefit of his grandchildren in care of the Craftmaster Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 175, Towanda, Pa. in his memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

RINKER –CORA H. STRUBLE, 71, of Litchfield (Athens RR 2) died
Thursday morning, March 17, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Cora was born on Aug. 2, 1933 in Windham Township, a daughter of Hetty (Arnold) and the late Leland W. “Bud” Rinker.  She attended school in Windham and the Nichols High School.  On Oct. 25, 1950 in Athens she married Leon A. Struble Jr. and together they have celebrate 55 years of love and devotion.  Cora enjoyed crocheting, crafts, crossword puzzles and playing cards, although her greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by her friends and family.  She especially treasured the time spent with her grandchildren.  In addition to her mother, Hetty Rinker, Cora is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Leon A. Struble Jr.; her daughter and son-in-law: Patricia and Daniel Seck of Litchfield; her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Rosemary Rinker of Endwell, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Michael Meyer of Medfield, Mass.; her special grandchildren, Danny and his wife, Wendy Seck, Lisa Seck and fiancee Justin Seck and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Cora was predeceased by her father, Leland W. “Bud" Rinker on July 21, 1997; a son, Terry Struble on Aug. 5, 2003; a sister, Dawn Clark on Nov. 27, 1989; and a brother, Leland Rinker on April 1, 1951.  A time of remembering the special gift Cora was to all of us will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 21 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain of Windham Summit Bible Church officiating.  Interment in Nichols Cemetery.  A period of visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20 from 33 to 5 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBBINS –MARJORIE ROBBINS DOUGHERTY COTT, 74, Williamsport, PA died Oct 27, 1995 at Leader Nursing Center North.  Born September 1, 1921 at Maten, PA, she was a daughter of Jasper L. and Almira Walker Robbins.  A graduate of Canton High School, she worked in Philadelphia at the PA School for the Deaf.  In Philadelphia she met and married William Dougherty.  Upon the death of her husband, she returned to Canton with her two children.  She worked for both the Hallett and Knerr Ford Agencies as well as the Canton Telephone Company and later Collins Valve and Canford.  A former member of the Canton Presbyterian Church and the Canton Moose Club, she was also active in the local bowling league.  In 1965 she moved to Williamsport.  Motivated by her role as Granny in the Canton Moose Club’s Beverly Hillbillies Production, she furthered her amateur acting career with the Williamsport Mock Wedding Group.  At approximately ninety pounds, she played the role of the diminutive best man in Juxtaposition to the 2000 plus pound ring bearer.  Surviving are a son, Allen Doughtery, South Williamsport; a daughter, Gee Gee White, Philadelphia; two brothers, Bernard (Dick) Robbins, Hillsgrove and Theron Robbins, Hartstown; four sisters, Laura Koernig, Media, Letha Tomlin, Chambersburg, Shirley Sullivan, Ithaca, NY and Mary Jane Saxe, Dayton, OH; and three grandchildren, Richard W. Smith, Kelly A. White and Maggy White, all of Philadelphia.  Canton Independent-Sentinel 11/16/1995

THOMAS L. ROCKWELL age 45 of Grand Rd., Odessa, R.D. 1, N.Y., Friday, November 17, 1978.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Sandy Sinesi officiating.  Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Those wishing may make contributions to a charity of their choice in Mr. Rockwell’s memory.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace C. Rockwell; sons, Randy and John Rockwell both at home; brothers, Wesley Rockwell of Millport, James Rockwell of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Virginia Decker of Horseheads.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/19/1978

WILLIAM H. ROWLAND was born in the year 1821, in Onondaga County, N.Y., and died February 7, 1901 in Delmar Township.  Mr. Rowland was the oldest son of a family of six children and was a brother of the late Henry Rowland, for many years a resident of this county, and also of Salmon Rowland, who survives.  For twenty years he lived in southern Minnesota and about ten years ago he returned and settled on a farm near Holiday.  Mr. Rowland, was a farmer by occupation, a man of integrity and Christian character and highly respected by all who knew him.  His last illness was most tedious and painful, but he bore it with great patience and fortitude.  Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Joseph Dennis officiating.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1901)

MR. WILLIAM RUMSEY of North Fork, died on Wednesday nigh of last week and was buried on Friday, the 14th.  The funeral was held from the M. E. Church here, Rev. O. B. Weaver officiating.  Mr. Rumsey was an old and well known resident, well towards seventy years of age.  He leaves a widow, a son, George Rumsey of North Fork and a daughter, Mrs. William Shufeldt of Potterbrook.  (Griffin Scrapbook, hand written on article 1896)

MR. W. R. RUSHMORE died of heart failure on Maple Street Friday night.  He had been about town until five p.m., when he was attacked suddenly by a heart trouble of long standing and fell on the street.  He was at once carried home and lingered unconscious until midnight, when he passed peacefully away.  He was a member of R. P. Babcock Post, G.A.R.  Thus another member of that fast thinning army of the Civil War has heard the Death Angel sound “taps” and has lain down to his well earned repose.  Mr. Rushmore leaves a wife and four children-two sons and two daughters. –Westfield News Oct. 15 (handwritten on article 1895) Griffin Scrapbook

SCOTT –MRS. (ANN) WESLEY BRIGGS.  On Saturday, June 28, 1902 occurred the death of Mrs. Wesley Briggs of Sabinsville.  She was born April 14, 1849 at Knoxville and married to Wesley Briggs Feb. 28, 1869.  To them were born two children, Maud, who married L. D. Baker and one son who died in infancy.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Scott and leaves to mourn her departure a husband, one daughter, a brother, Jasper Scott and one sister, Mrs. Rosina Scott, besides many dear friends.  She united with the Methodist Church about nine years ago, was a great sufferer for three years and was a loving wife and mother.  None knew her but to love her.  Funeral services at the house on Monday conducted by Rev. C. J. Schultz of Westfield.  –Griffin Scrapbook

MR. ORVILLE SEAMANS aged 71, a farmer of Westfield Township died at his home on Thursday.  The funeral services were conducted on Saturday from his late residence by Rev. Mr. Eddy, pastor of the Baptist Church here.  –Westfield News Oct. 15 (handwritten on article 1895) Griffin Scrapbook

N. H. SEELY, proprietor of the Seely House at Knoxville committed suicide Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.  The bullet entered his skull just over the right temple and took a downward course penetrating the brain and causing death in a very few minutes.  People in the house heard the shot and rushing in the room found Mr. Seely on the bed bleeding profusely from the wound in his head and the discharged revolver indicating the tragedy that had taken place.  When found there was still life in his body but death ensued in twenty minutes and he never regained consciousness.  Mr. Seely had been ill for some time but was dressed and on the street every day, but of late it had been noticed by his friends that he did not seem to be in his right mind and to an acquaintance he confided the fact that he was tired of life.  He was formerly a resident of Brookfield and trade a farm for the hotel at Knoxville which he conducted for several years.  He was forty-eight years old and is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1902)

SELLECK –LOUISE SELLECK SZYBIST , 87, of 9 Round Top Road, Williamsport, PA. died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at the Williamsport Home.  She was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Montoursville, Pa.  Mrs. Szybist graduated from Lock Haven State Teachers College (Now Lock Haven University) and received her master’s degree in education from Mansfield State College (now Mansfield University).  She began her teaching career in Frenchtown in a one-room school house, teaching all eight grades.  In  1945 she married Edward Szybist and continued her career in teaching in schools in the Loyalsock, Montoursville and Williamsport Area school districts.  She retired from the Williamsport Area School District in 1978.  Following her retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively in the United States and abroad.  She volunteered for 26 years for Meals on Wheels and had been active in the Holy Rosary Church Altar and Rosary Society.  Mrs. Szybist and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2005.  Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Francis C. Roupp III of Athens; a son, Daniel J. of Ellicott City, Md.; grandchildren, Lynn Hafner, Lisa, Janie and Scott Szybist and Christopher and Marshall Roupp; and a great-grandchild, Jordan Szybist.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald and Harold Selleck.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 313 Arch St., Williamsport.  The Rev. Charles Cummings will officiate.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.  Memorial contributions may be made to: North Central Sight Services, 901 Memorial Ave., Williamsport or to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport.  –Towanda Daily Review 11/14/2005

DONALD F. SHAFFER, 77, of 340 East Second Avenue, South Williamsport died Saturday, December 10, 2005 at his home.  Mr. Shaffer was a graduate of the Lock Haven High School.  He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.  Mr. Shaffer retired in 1991 as a supervisor for Weis Markets after 43 years of service.  Mr. Shaffer was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church at South Williamsport.  Mr. Shaffer was a ember of the Hand in Hand Hose Company of Lock Haven and a member of Masonic Lodge #106, F & AM at Williamsport.  He had formerly been a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport (Consistory) and a former member of the Lock Haven B.P.O.E. Lodge #182 (Elks).  Mr. Shaffer enjoyed gardening and being actively involved with his granddaughter and family.  Born January 12, 1928 at Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Don M. and Dorothy A. Gephart, were united in marriage on November 11, 1948.  Together they observed 57 years of marriage.  Surviving are his wife, Shirley A. Shaffer at South Williamsport; his daughter and son-in-law,, Dona F. and George Bean of DuBois; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott C. and Gretchen Shaffer of South Williamsport; and his granddaughter, Noel Marie Shaffer.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Shaffer was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon A. Neece on February 28, 1988 and also by his son, David F. Shaffer on April 14, 1975.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.  His pastor, Rev. Maurice C. Frontz, III will officiated.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday evening, December 14, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Flowers will be provided.  Contributions in memory of Mr. Donald F. Shaffer may  be made, if so desired, to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 55 South Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CLARENCE SIMPSON JR., 45, Williamsport, PA died
peacefully at his mother’s residence April 21, 2009.  Mr. Simpson was the son and stepson of Dorothy and the late Howard Smith.  He was a member of the Polish club of Newberry and the Moose Club of Canton.  Surviving are his mother; daughter, Jordan Simpson, Salamanca, NY; sisters, Brenda and Ron Simpson Berdell, Litchfield, NH; Dora and Mike Marcusky, Cogan Station; brother, Brad and Kim Simpson, Trout Run.  Predeceasing him were his grandparents, the late Clarence and Esther Danneker and the late Charles and Hazel Simpson.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family requests donations be made to the ALS Association of Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Ambler, PA.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel

MISS LEAH D. SITZER of the Cedar Arms Apartments formerly of Sitzer Rd., Pine City, Monday, April 12, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Funeral arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home are incomplete.  She is survived by sisters, Mrs. Ruth Van Auken of Blossburg, Pa. and Mrs. Cleo Sheive of Jackson Summit, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  She was the daughter of the late Harvey and Blanche Carpenter Sitzer and sister of the late Lynn B. Sitzer.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a retired employee of the J. P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1976

EARL LARUE SNELL, 68, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died at his home in Colorado Springs after a lengthy illness.  His loving family surrounded him.  He was born September 25, 1940 in Pennsylvania, the son of LaRue E. Snell and Marcella E. Snell.  Mr. Snell has been a resident of New York, where he had worked for many years, but moved to Colorado in 1989.  Surviving are wife, Charlotte Snell and two children, LaRue Snell of Colorado, Gordon (Julie) Snell of Colorado.  Earl also has four sisters and one brother, Sandra (Bruce) Sherwood of Florida, Dena (Robert) Batzer of New York, Connie (Robert) Vormwald of New York, Donna (Wayne) Sheeder of Florida, Donald (Kim) Snell of Virginia; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; and aunt Joyce Saunders, Canton.  His father LaRue E. Snell, mother Marcella E. Snell, one sister, JoAnne E. Cunningham predeceased him.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local Cancer or Hospice Society.  Family will provide flowers.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel 4/16/2009

SNYDER –MRS. EMILY E. SNYDER – The funeral will be Saturday for Mrs. Emily E. Snyder, 75, formerly of Muncy RR 4, who died Thursday, Jan. 13, 1994 in Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville RR 2.  She had been in ill health for the past 14 years.  Her husband, Harry W. Snyder, whom she married Jan. 14, 1937 died June 20, 1964.  She and her husband farmed for the late Sen. C. W. Sones.  She attended the Rife-Snyder one-room schoolhouse, which was built on her family’s original farm.  She attended Church of the Nazarene in Muncy Hills.  Born May 18, 1918 in Limestoneville, Montour County, she was a daughter of Harry L. and Maud A. Miller Snyder.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice E. Hilkert of Muncy RR 1; a brother, H. Russell Snyder of Sugar Run; five sisters, Mrs. Jessie Green a resident of Valley View Nursing Center, Mrs. Inez Neidig of Williamsport, Mrs. Grace Clark of Hughesville RR 1, Mrs. Rosie Reese of Hughesville RR 3 and Mrs. Josephine Bardo of Alba; a granddaughter; four step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.  The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 East Water Street, Hughesville with the Rev. David K. Fishel, pastor of Hughesville Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville RR 1.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to  11 a.m. Saturday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

MR. MORRIS SNYDER of Penn Yan, died very suddenly there on May 24th.  He was attending church and was observed to suddenly sink back in his seat and in a few moments was dead.  It was pronounced to be a case of heart failure by the coroner.  Mr. Snyder was well along in years and was a former resident of Westfield and had many friends in this borough.
2nd Article:  While attending union memorial services at the Baptist Church Sunday evening Morris Snyder was taken ill.  He was removed to the church parlor where he died within thirty minutes.  The trouble was heart disease.  He was seventy years of age and is survived by his widow and one daughter, Isabelle, both of this village.  He served throughout the Civil War, being a private, Company I, 189th N.Y. V.  He held membership in the William H. Long Post, No. 486, G.A.R.  The funeral occurred from his late home Tuesday afternoon and the burial was in Lake View Cemetery.  A number of the members of the post attended in uniform. –Yates County Chronicle. (Handwritten on articles 1903) Griffen Scrapbook

RUFFUS A. STANTON, an old resident of Brookfield Township died in Chatham last Friday.  He was a veteran of the war of the late rebellion and was a member of Babcock Post, G.A.R. –Westfield News Oct. 15 (handwritten on article 1895) –Griffin Scrapbook

STARR –CAROL STARR COWING of Hawaii, formerly of Ralston, a graduate of the Class of 1958 of Canton High School and a 1962 graduate of Lycoming College died
on April 2, 2009.  She is survived by two children, Cathy Knowlton of Hawaii and Jim Cowing of California and one step-daughter, Marilyn; and two grandchildren; sisters, Florence Reese, Connie Robbins and Becky Boyer all of Ralston and Joyce Reynard of Sayre.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 4/9/2009

STEELE –MADELINE E. STEELE BIRCHARD, 84, wife of Frederick B. Birchard of Colonial Towers in Towanda died
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Aug. 18, 1920 in Montrose, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ellen Tyler Hunsinger Sr. and Floyd Steele.  Madeline was a graduate of the Dimock High School Class of 1938, and of the Binghamton Beauty School in Binghamton, N.Y.  She later operated a beauty shop at 4 Maple St. in Montrose with her twin sister, Kathleen Steele Davies.  One June 24, 1943, Madeline married Frederick B. Birchard at the Montrose Presbyterian Church.  She was formerly employed by the Shoe Factory in Montrose, the Montrose Independent Newspaper, and was also a housekeeper, for the Pennsylvania state police barracks in Towanda for 15 years.  Madeline was a member of the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frederick B. Birchard, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, David S. and Joan R. Birchard of Wappinger's Falls, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Larry Arnold of Hornbrook; five grandchildren, Jason, Erick and Lisa Birchard, and Jacob and Justin Arnold; a great-grand-son, Ryan and Joel Birchard; three sisters, Kathleen Davies of Rushville, Elaine Strohl of Springville, and Irma Crawford and her husband, Nelson Crawford, of Susquehanna RR 1; three brothers, Raymond Hunsinger Jr. and his wife, Jane Hunsinger, of Montrose, Ronald Hunsinger and his wife, Annamae Hunsinger, of Springville, and Dewey Hunsinger and his wife, Helen Hunsinger of Montrose, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Larry F. Birchard in 1967; and a grandson, Joel Arnold, in 1994.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Independent Baptist Church on Cherry Street in Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating.  Interment will be in Tyler Cemetery in Elk Lake, The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Independent Baptist Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review

DR. ANDREW STOUT. An Interesting Sketch of His Life.  The following truthful and graphic sketch of our genial and highly esteemed townsman appeared first in the Journal.  Doctor Stout of Lewisville has been since last December, considerable of the time confined to his bed.  He is still feeble but improving.  Fifty years ago he began the practice of medicine here and continued in active practice for forty years.  His career has been a somewhat remarkable one and probably no man in this locality has done more to alleviate suffering or has deserved better the gratitude of needy and unfortunate.  He was born in Belvidere, N.J., May 12, 1812, the oldest of his father’s family.  They moved to Pennsylvania while he was a child, then to Tompkins County, N.Y. and finally to Independence, Allegany County, N.Y. in 1822.  His father was a very skillful harness maker and he learned the trade.  In  1833 he opened a shop in Andover, N.Y., and continued in business there nine years.  During this time he studied medicine with Dr. Joel French and afterwards with his son Dr. Frank French at Andover, working at his trade and using all his spare moments in mastering the science of medicine.  In 1842 he moved to Phillipsville, N.Y. (now Belmont), went into partnership with Dr. Reed and completed his studies with him.  In 1843 he moved to Hillsdale, Mich. And practiced medicine there until the next year.  Then he returned to his old home in Independence, N.Y. and on June 18, 1844 he settled in Ulysses Pa. following his old friend Coning Smith who had located in the  mercantile business at that place. There was no physician within a dozen miles in any direction, and his ride extended in some directions forty miles through an unbroken wilderness.  The roads were often mere bridal paths and he was obliged to travel  on horseback.  The call for his service were almost incessant, and though many of the patients were too poor to pay for treatment, no call for which he had time was ever disregarded.  Much of his labor was performed for no other reward than that which comes from a consciousness of having alleviated human suffering.  His journeys often lay through long stretches of unbroken wilderness and the silence of his long night rides was sometimes broken by the howl of the wolves or the scream of the panther.  Soon after his arrival at Ulysses he was called to see a patient at a lumber camp four miles up Meeker Run which empties into Pine Creek near West Pike.  As his horse toiled up the muddy road in the small hours of the morning, a panther on the north hill-side kept pace with him for company and at frequent intervals broke the stillness by his semi-human screams.  Doctor Stout was a born physician and in his long practice was wonderfully successful, but his modesty was equal to his skill and many times when desperate cases had  yielded to his careful and judicious treatment the general public only knew of his triumph by the grateful acknowledgement of the restored patient and his friends.  Forty years of labor which under present conditions would have made him wealthy left him still a poor man.  The more highly educated and better paid physicians who have succeeded to his practice may well feel satisfied if they shall have inherited also his skill and equaled his success.  Dr. Stout married in 1837, Miss Matilda Knight of Independence, a lady of rare qualifications for the trying duties of a doctor’s wife, and these duties she always discharged with rare fidelity.  They had two children, Charles a boy of fine promise who died in 1856 while attending school at Alfred University, and Helen, now Mrs. M. W. Gridley, of Ulysses.  The untimely death of this son cast a gloom over the entire subsequent life of his father.  Dr. Stout was a Whig in politics and on the dissolution of that party became a Republican, steadfast and loyal through life.  He never aspired to office, but was chose a Republican elector in 1880, an honor which he well deserved. (Not an obit) –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1894)

MR. DANIEL STRANG of Cayutaville, N.Y. died at the home of his son, Frank Strang of this borough, Tuesday evening, January 22nd at 6 o’clock.  He was eight-six years of age and was seized with an attack of grip last week Thursday and owing to his advanced years was unable to recover from the debilitating effects of the disease.  Mr. Strang was a highly respected farmer of Cayutaville and was an earnest and conscientious member of the Episcopal Church.  About a year ago his home was left desolated by the death of his beloved wife, Eliza, and the first of December he came to Westfield and since then has lived with his son, Postmaster Frank Strang.  He is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. E. Culver of Elmira; Mrs. Chauncey Dickens and Mr. E. T. Strang of Cayutaville, N.Y.; J. C. Strang of Guthrie, Oklahoma and Frank Strang of this borough. –Griffin Scrapbook (probably 1903)

CHARLES I. STRATTON, 74 of 31 Abbott Street, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 26, 1947) at City Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Myrtle M. Stratton; one son, Edward Stratton; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert A. Larsen; one brother, George Stratton of Hornell; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Johnson of Avon and Mrs. Matthew King of Ogdensburg; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Binghamton and Great Bend Lodge 333, F. A. & M.  The body was removed to Hopler and Georgia Funeral Home, 483 Chenango Street, where friends may call, and will be returned to his home this afternoon.  Funeral arrangements will be made later.  –Binghamton Press 12/26/1947

with grace July 23, 2009.  Born on January 18, 1912 in Benton, PA she was the daughter of Levi and Edith Sutliff.  She had two siblings, Bea Ridall and Arthur Sutliff.  Ruth married Richard Franklin June 21, 1933 and bore two children, Sheldon and Connie Mae.  The family moved to Grover where she assisted her husband in managing the Koontz Creamery and Eastern Milk Producers Company for 25 years.  She and Dick retired to Cape Coral, FL in 1977.  Her life was focused on her husband, children and her church.  Ask anyone who knew her to describe Ruth’s greatest attribute and the universal response would be “love”.  Until her debilitating stroke in 2005, Mrs. Franklin was active in her church, Cape Coral First United Methodist Church and amazed her friends with her daily energetic walks, often attaining five miles each day.  She was a life-long NY Yankee fan, but promptly added the Atlanta Braves to her support list after her move to the 33904 zip code.  Following her illness, she avidly endeavored to restore her health at the Cape Coral Rehabilitation Center, quickly becoming that facility’s poster-patient for friendliness, strength and perseverance.  She was a life-long member of the First Methodist Church and Eastern Star #71 Canton, PA and White Shrine, Williamsport, PA.  Ruth now shares eternity with her beloved husband, Dick and her cherished son, Sheldon.  Surviving are her daughter, Connie and husband Doc Porter, Longmont, CO; granddaughter, Stephanie and husband Kyle Niemela; great-grandsons, Rowan Porter Niemela and Tate Franklin Niemela, Jeffrey, NH; granddaughter, Celeste and husband Scott Slade, Deerfield, NH; many nieces and nephews and wonderful Florida and Pennsylvania friends.  Services were held on July 29, 2009 at the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church.  Memorial donations may be made to the Asbury Class, Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, FL.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 8/13/2009

SZENDREY –MARY E. FORSBURG, 83, was promoted to glory on October 14, 2010 to meet her Lord and Savior.  She resided in Ralston for 63 years.  She was born March 2, 1927, the daughter of Mary (Shoup) and Edward Szendrey.  Her husband of 35 years, Frederick A. Forsburg, predeceased her in 1982.  She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her family, church, and community.  Mary graduated from Williamsport High School.  She was a member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and an active member of the Open Door Chapel.  She was a former Girl Scout leader, 4-H Leader, co-owned Jubilee Catering and later opened the Heavenly Taste Rest in Ralston, where she enjoyed serving ice cream to children.  She is survived by her children: Linda (Gordon) DelJanovan of Cogan Station; Ann (Kenneth) Hoover of Loyalsock Township; June (Dennis) McNett of Roaring Branch; Rita (Ronald) Clayton of Montoursville; Frederick N. (Susan) Forsburg of Livonia, NY; Mark W. (Ronda Webster) Forsburg of South Williamsport; Michael V. Forsburg of St. Petersburg, FL; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marguerite Nierlo of Richmond, VA and Bertha Schreiber, Surprise, AZ; and a brother, John Szendrey of Austin, TX.  Mary was predeceased by her brothers Edward, Steve, Frank, Joseph and William Szendrey; and sisters Julia Kragle, Elizabeth Higgins and Irene Kontz.  Funeral services were held, October 18 at the Open Door Chapel in Ralston. Pastor Dave Eggers officiated.  Interment will be at the family cemetery.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 10/22/2010

TAYLOR –MRS. BICKFORD E. TAYLOR CORNELL age 93 of RR2, Box 2142, Laceyville, Pa. died
at her home on Indian Hill, Pa. early Friday morning, Nov. 18, 2005.  She was born in Penn Yan, N.Y. on Nov. 14, 1912, the daughter of the late John Vose and Ellen Atkinson Taylor.  Mrs. Cornell was the wife of the late Cyrus J. Cornell, who died
on Nov. 15, 1996.  They were married 62 years before his death.  Mr. and Mrs. Cornell owned and operated Edwards Manufacturing of Laceyville during the 1940s.  In 1952, they renamed the business Cornell Manufacturing and relocated the business to its present location on Indian Hill.  The Cornells ran the business until it was sold, during the mid 1990s.  The Cornells were also the owners of the Indian Hill Charcoal Plant during the 1950s and 1960s.  She was a member of the Braintrim Church in Laceyville and she was also a member of the church’s Missionary Board and the Ladies Sunday School Class and was a past Sunday School teacher.  Surviving are a son, Melvin L. Cornell of Kingston, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Claudette and Gary Burke of Sugar Run, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, In Sun Cornell; a son-in-law, Fred F. Phinney of Laceyville; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruby Robinson of Russell Hill, Pa.; and a sister, Armistice Nahlik of Springville, Pa.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne A. Phinney (Nov. 1, 2004); two sons, Cy C. Cornell (Jan. 29, 2002) and Ivan R. Cornell (Oct. 6, 2000); three sisters, Mildred Wigmore, Olive Gall and Phyllis Nester; and three brothers, Gerald Taylor, Harold Taylor and Fred Robinson.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville with the Rev. Thomas Davis of the church and the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse of the Orwell Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville.  Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville.  The family of Mrs. Cornell would like to thank all of the many special caregivers who stayed with her for the past years.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church Mission Fund.  –Towanda Daily Review

LARRY D. TIMERMAN, 53, of P.O. Box 177, 15 Orchard Terrace Dr. Laceyville, Pa. died
at his home in Laceyville, Pa. Monday afternoon, July 18, 2005.  Larry was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Dec. 19, 1951, the son of the late Donald M. and Gertrude Timerman.  Larry was a grad of S.R.U. High School, class of 1970. In 1971, he entered the U.S. Air Force, and later the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam Conflict.  Larry retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995, after serving his country for 24 years.  He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #714, Canton, Pa. and also the Disabled American Veterans.  Surviving is his wife, the former Debra L. George Timerman, to whom he was married for 25 years, in Sept. 2005, also a son Chad W. Timerman of Black Walnut, Pa; and two daughters, Joette Egnatzky, of Wyalusing, Pa. and Megan Timerman, of Tunkhannock, Pa. a brother Milton D. (Beverly) Timerman, of Lake Worth, Fl.; and two sisters, Jeanette (Richard) Farr, of Ulster, Pa. and Gloria Parsons, of Canton, Pa. and his two grandchildren Courtney and Joseph Egnatzky, both of Wyalusing, pa. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Mills.  Memorial services will be held Friday, July 22, at 4 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St. Laceyville, Pa.  Interment will be at a later date, at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Military services will be conducted at the funeral home, following the memorial services, conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post #510, American Legion, of Black Walnut, Pa. and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post #3583, of Mehoopany, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

CALVIN MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ TURNER, 60, of Eatonville, WA, formerly from Canton died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA.  Born June 14, 1948 in Canton he was the son of Chester O. and Gertrude C. Turner.  He was a graduate of the Canton High School Class of 1966 and entered in the United States Navy shortly after graduation.  After discharge from the Navy in 1969 he worked for the city of San Diego, CA for twenty years at which time he retired and eventually moved to Eatonville, VW.  He was an avid fisherman and the love of his life was his daughter, Morgan.  Surviving are: his daughter, Morgan of Lemon Grove, CA; his mother, Gertrude Turner of Bradford County Manor; four brothers: Les (Jean) Turner, Chester Turner Jr., Steve Turner, all of Canton and Ernie (Rosemary) Turner of Damascus, MD; six sisters: Evenly Barker, Eatonville, WA, Trudy (Jim) Moyer, Mary Turner, Sarah (Tony) Brown, Carol (Mike) Machmer, all of Canton and Sharon (Ron) Haldeman of The Colony, TX; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Chester O. Turner Sr. in April 1982 and a brother-in-law, Lynn Barker of Eatonville, WA in June 2002.  A family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Condolences may be sent to Gertrude Turner, Room 218A, Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 6/4/2009

ELMER L. ULMER, 86 of 7154 Daugherty’s Run Road, Cogan Station died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2005 at Sycamore Manor.  He and his wife, the former Mildred V. Gabel celebrated 63 years of marriage Dec. 1.  Born July 1, 1918 in Cogan Station, he was a son of Isaac and Annie Pepperman Ulmer.  He was a life member of State Road United Methodist Church,, where he was a trustee, usher and financial secretary for many years.  Elmer took pride in caring for the State Road Cemetery and enjoyed doing so for many years with his brother-in-law, Harry Metzger, as both caretakers and officers of the board.  He retired from Williamsport Area Community College, where he worked in maintenance as a locksmith and he was a farmer.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Garry L. Ulmer and his wife, Janet of Cogan Station.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Ulmer and a sister, Cora Metzger.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Hepler, officiating.  Burial will be in State Road Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to State Road Cemetery, c/o Mark Metzger, 146 Kiess Hill Road, Linden, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

JOHN W. UTTER JR., 75 of 321 S. Maynard St., Williamsport died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at his home. He and his wife, the former Frances Esias celebrated 52 years of marriage on June 15.  Born May 12, 1929 in Danville, he was a son of John W. and Margaret Lewis Utter Sr.  He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Postal Service at the Williamsport Post Office.  John was a member of the American Legion Post #104, the V.F.W. Leroy O. Buck Post #7863, DuBoistown and the D.A.V.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons; John W. Utter III (Linda) of Williamsport, Michael B. Utter of Jersey Shore and Jay B. Utter (Lori) of Glenburn, N.D.; three daughters, Patricia J. Ezera (Lionel) of Honolulu, Hawaii, Pamela J. Utter at home and Angela M. Utter of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Elizabeth Way of Colorado and Doris Utter of Oklahoma.  A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport with the Rev. James R. Taylor, SUN Home Hospice Chaplain officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu.  In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to SUN Home Hospice, 1601 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

VANHORN –BETTY L. YOUNG age 59 of 591 Lyons Dr., Horseheads; Monday February 1, 1993 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira unexpectedly.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  A funeral service will be held Thursday 1 PM at the Big Flats United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating.  Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, OH.  Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Big Flats United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, W. Edward Young; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and James stoops of Newark, NY, Linda and Scott Mitchell of Evansville, IN; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Janice Young of Irwin, PA; 2 sisters, Doris White of Lancaster, OH, Nancy Bloomer of Libertyville, IL; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was born June 234, 1933 in Columbus, OH the daughter of Harvey and Maude Collisn VanHorn.  She married W. Edward Young March 21, 1951.  She was a former Executive at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira and was a member of the Big Flats United Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1993

VANHORN –CHARLOTTE L. DAUBER, 73 a former city resident, died Monday, March 4, 1996 in Leader Nursing Center, Jersey Shore.  She was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.  She was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School.  Born Aug. 23, 1922 in Ralston, she was a daughter of John C. and Mary E. Pond VanHorn.  She was formerly married to Neil L. Dauber who died in March 1978.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joan E. Thompson of Cogan Station; three sons, Neil A. of this city, John E. of Trout Run and Kenneth E. of Cogan Station; three sisters, Mrs. Aletha Dornsife of Elkland, Mrs. Inez Daily of Nelson ad Mrs. Irma Eaton of this city; a brother, George VanHorn of Nelson; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Leland W. Keemer, her pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RR2.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

VARGASON –DOLORES A. WEILER, 72, of Dushore, died
Thursday, June 8, 2006.  She was born on April 19, 1934, in Evergreen, PA.  Dolores worked at various jobs throughout her life.  Over the past several years, she and her husband, Norman, enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida.  She loved to watch NASCAR races and cheer for her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  Surviving are: her husband, Norman Weiler; a brother: Terry Vargason, of Towanda; two daughters: Karen Mitchell, of Montoursville and Karey Peterson, of Dushore; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, along with five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. "Great Gram" and "Grandma Dee" will be missed by many. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.   She was predeceased by her parents, George and Inez Vargason, a sister, Wanda Dunham and a daughter, Kathy Peterson.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. –Towanda Daily Review

VOSBURGH –EMMA MYRA PHILLIPI, 90, wife of Louis C. Phillipi of 210 Bridge St., Towanda, died
Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Feb. 20, 1916 in Wysox, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Nellie Williams Vosburgh.  Emma was a graduate of Towanda High School. On Jan. 9, 1953, she married Louis C. Phillipi at the Athens Baptist Church.  Emma was employed by the Bradford County Board of Assistance and the Towanda Area School District as a secretary for many years until her retirement in 1979.  She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, and its Altar Guild.  She was a member of the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club.  Emma enjoyed knitting, camping and boating and was an avid New York Yankees fan.  Emma was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Louis C. Phillipi at home; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane L. Benjamin and Thomas A. Benjamin of Durell, Pa.; three grandchildren, Brett Benjamin, Andrew Benjamin and his wife, Saunseray Benjamin, Megan Benjamin and her fiance, Josh Jackson; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry Phillipi and Lana Phillipi of State College, Pa.; sister-in-law, Betty Bodnar of Wyalusing; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, William Vosburgh and Janice Vosburgh; a brother-in-law, John Bodnar; and a nephew Gary Bodnar.  A requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda with the Rev. Maureen Atlee Hipple, rector as celebrant.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.  Interment will be in the Christ Church Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Emma Myra Phillipi's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, pa.; is assisting Emma's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review

MR. E. A. WAGNER –A few minutes after 10 o’clock, Wednesday, Mr. E. A. Wagner, who had been up  to his farm was walking down the track from the crossing o Main Street, was run over and instantly killed by the caboose.  Mr. Wagner knew that the train was up the track and would soon come  back.  The trainmen did a thing they were not in habit of doing; they drew the caboose up to  near Bingham’s mill and uncoupled  and the brakeman ran it down to the depot.  I understand that this was the second time the  caboose had been taken above the switch  at the depot.  When the switchman who as holding the brake neared Mr. Wagner he called aloud and screamed to him.  Mr. Wagner was very deaf and his back toward the car and did not hear the noise, the caboose knocked him down and crushed his skull.  He never knew what hit him.  He had recently sold some potatoes and was going to the depot to see if the car had come in which  to  ship them.  He was a well to do retired farmer.  He leaves a wife and several brothers and sisters to mourn his sad end.  The funeral was held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon, Rev. C. L. Perry of Whitesville conducting the services.  –Ulysses Oct. 8. –Griffin Scrapbook (handwritten on article 1894)

THE REV. G. P. WATROUS.  The Jackson Summit correspondent of the Millerton Advocate says of a former Knoxville minister: “Rev. G. P. Watrous returned home Saturday from Wellsboro, but had not been here twelve hours before he was taken sick and is now confined to the bed.”  Later—Word was received here yesterday that Mr. Watrous died at his home at Jackson Summit on Monday evening of typhoid pneumonia.  Mr. Watrous was pastor of the Baptist Church in this place for three years, leaving here about four years ago.  During his pastorate at this place the church building was erected and he never gave up until hie solicited subscriptions sufficient to cover the cost of erecting the building.  He was an able and earnest preacher and did a noble work for the church here where many will now be surprised and saddened to hear of his death.  His funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at Jackson Summit.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1894)

MURRAY D. WATTS of 1722 Lincoln Avenue, Berwick died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 7, 1978 at the Berwick Hospital.  Born in Canton on Jan. 31, 1911, he was the son of William W. and Esther Dutcher Watts.  He was graduated from Canton High School, Temple University, received a Masters Degree and did Post Graduate study at Pennsylvania State University.  He also took advanced courses at Mansfield and Bloomsburg State Colleges.  Following his graduation from Temple University he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II.  He was a member of the faculty of the Berwick Area School District where he taught business education in the high school.  He was also a tax consultant and as a side-line occupation he prepared income tax returns.  He was also a member of the Penn State Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the Masonic Lodge of Canton, the Acacia Club of Berwick and the American Association of Retired Educators.  He served as a deacon, trustee, and treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of Berwick where he and his wife, the former Laureen Rees of Nanticke, were members.  His survivors include his wife, two sons, William W. Watts II of Herndon, Va. And Murray D. Watts, Jr. of Sterling, Va.; two grandchildren Lisa Watts and Murray D. Watts III;  three sisters, Mrs. J. Vincent Connerty, Lawrenceville, N.J.; Mrs. Howard W. Suhr and Mrs. Raymond Spangler both of Myerstown.  Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church of Berwick with the Rev. Aaron G. Hastie, his pastor officiating.  He was assisted by the Rev. George Rees, brother of Mrs. Watts, minister of Espy United Methodist Church.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel

REV. OTIS B. WEAVER, an aged Methodist minister who lived in Westfield many years, died recently in Hornellsville at the home of his son, Mr. Martin Weaver.  Less than two weeks before his death he left Westfield to reside with this son.  (Handwritten on article 1903) Griffin Scrapbook

November 27, 2005.  He is survived by his other, Alice; wife, Sharon; children, Lee, Henry Jr., Duane, Michella, Gabriella, Victor and Dylan; siblings, Estella, Helen, Clara, Sue, William and John; sister-in-law, Shirley; former wife, Rosemary; seven grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Abiding with his wishes, cremation will follow at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens, Pa.

WELLS –RUTH IRENE PIPHER, 87, formerly of Tioga Center, N.Y., died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y., where she had been residing.  She was born in Towanda, Pa., on July 22, 1918, the daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (McCormick) Wells of Waverly, N.Y.  Ruth lived in Tioga Center for 59 years with her loving husband Kenneth F. Pipher and helped in the operation of their family farm.  She was a devoted wife and mother of seven children.  Ruth especially loved camping and traveling with her family.  They loved entertaining friends and family at the family camp.  Ruth and Kenneth always enjoyed the Hartford and Bloomsburg Fair each year.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and an enduring love for her husband and family. Ruth will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth F. Pipher, daughter, Joan I. Baker; son-in-law, William Shipman; three sisters, Sarah Porter, Dorothy Madigan and Elizabeth Whithey; and two brothers, Walter Bruce Wells and Lawrence Wells.  Ruth is survived by her six children and their spouses, David and Mary Pipher of Tioga Center, Patricia and John Shafer of Owego, N.Y. Rosemarie Shipman of Nichols, N.Y., Janice K. Pipher of Tioga Center, Stephen and Connie Pipher of Chemung, N.Y., and Paul and Mary Ann Blaasch of Nichols, N.Y.; son-in-law, James Baker of Endicott, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by three sisters, Marjorie Allen of Athens, Erma and Art Ammerman of Waverly, Madeline Vanderpool of Waverly, and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West Owego, N.Y., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bruce Vanderpool, pastor of living Word Christian Church, Waverly officiating, accompanied by Rev. George Ayers, pastor of the Mountain Chapel, Owego.  Burial will be at a later date in Nichols Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home, on Friday, Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Tioga Center Fire Department, Tioga Center, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

WAYNE A. WETMORE age 84 of Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday March 30, 2006 at Tioga Nursing Home.  He was born July 31, 1921 in Herrickville, Pa., the son of the late Austin and Ola Schoonover Wetmore.  He worked with his parents’ farm for several years and went in the CCC in his earl 20s.  He married Jean Swingle and worked as a sawmill worker until his retirement.  His greatest joy in life was to entertain people by singing, playing harmonica and guitar.  He played guitar in several area churches over the years.  For the last five months he entertained the residents at Tioga Nursing Facility.  He was always known for his ability to smile in every situation, even at the end of his life.  Wayne is survived by a sister, Joy and Harry Williams of Herrickville; his sons, David and Maureen Wetmore of El Paso, Texas and Rob Wetmore of Southport, N.Y.; and his daughters, Linda and Bryan Westbrook of Sayre, Pa., Sandra and Robert Brandt of Bentley Creek, Pa., Brenda and James Giffen of Towanda, Pa., Diana and Randy Shoultes of Nichols, N.Y. and Lisa and Frank Danna of Big Flats, N.Y.  He was predeceased by his tow half-brothers, Eldon and Vernon Wetmore; his first wife, Jean Swingle Wetmore and his second wife, Ellen Ackley Wetmore.  A time of gathering of family and friends will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y.  The celebration of Wayne’s life will be by the Rev. George Ayres honoring his memory at 2 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT C. WISSINGER – On December 9, 2009 Robert Charles Wissinger passed into eternal life.  Bob was born in Pittsburgh and worked for Bell of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  His daughter, Vicki’s special needs brought him to Martha Lloyd Community Services where he dedicated himself to making his daughters life as well as the lives of the 125 residents meaningful, productive and happy.  He served MLCS for 25 years on the Board of Directors, became President of the Board and after his retirement from Bell he became President of Martha Lloyd Community Services.  His vision moved Martha Lloyd forward as he developed individualized programs for each resident; he developed the Orchard Grove Program for older residents to enjoy their senior years; he opened the doors of Martha Lloyd to the community by allowing respite care for local seniors and the pool was opened to support the rehabilitation of cardiac and arthritic patients in the troy area in conjunction with local hospitals.  In the pursuit of making Martha Lloyd’s residents move productive he built the Copper Tree Gift Shop and Work Shop and opened this program to surrounding community members with special needs.  He received commendations from the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania for his work for the developmentally disable.  He is survived by his wife Nancy; son, Robert W.; daughter Vicki J; sister, Janet Thomas and grandchildren Sarah, Macey, Liam and Aidan.  The family suggest donations in memory of Bob to be sent to Martha Lloyd Community Services, 190 West Main Street, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 1/7/2010

WITMYER –DORIS M. WALTZ – A memorial service will be Sunday for Doris M. Waltz, 68, of 747 Eckard Road, Cogan Station, who died Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at home after a brief illness.  She and her husband, Donald E. Waltz observed their 48th wedding anniversary July 15.  She retired in 1991 as a postal clerk at the Cogan Station Post Office after 30 years employment.  She was a member of Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, Hepburnville.  She was  a member of the DuBoistown  Garden Club and a volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening and reading.  Born Dec. 19, 1930 in Cogan Station, she was a daughter of Myron and  Dorothy Davis Witmyer.  Surviving, besides her husband are two daughters, Jean R. Roan of Roaring Branch and Lori M. Lepley of Cogan Station; two brothers, Myron Witmyer of Elmira, N.Y. and Thomas Witmyer of Henrietta, Texas; two sisters, Joyce Roan of Roaring Branch and Nancy Harding of Cogan Station; five grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Vilello, Joshua and Abbigal Lepley, and Amanda and Morgan Roan.  She was predeceased by a sister, Rita Dangle.  The service will be at 7 p.m. in the church, Hepburnville.  A private family graveside service will be in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.  The Rev. William J. Younger, her pastor will officiate.  The family will provide the flowers.  Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Avenue.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FRED GALEN WOODRUFF, 85, of RR 1, Laceyville, Auburn Township, Pa., died
peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at his home.  Born April 12, 1921 in Tuscarora Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Giles P. Woodruff and Mary A. Moyer Woodruff.  On July 9, 1950, he married the former Mary Mae Kithcart at Balibay, Pa.  Fred helped his father with the operation of the family farm in Balibay and later entered the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II.  He was employed by Towanda Sand and Gravel, Williams Oil Co. and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for a number of years. Fred also served as the manager of the Alpine Meadow Lake Campground in Stevensville, Pa., for 10 years.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Mae Kithcart Woodruff, at home; two daughters, Jacqueline M. Faulkener of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Roseanne Wilcox Urstead of Factoryville, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Galen L. Woodruff and Sue Woodruff of Laceyville RR 1; five grandchildren, Wendy and Kevin Cleveland of Carbondale, Pa.; Lori and Jeffery Gaydos of Tunkhannock, Pa., Tina and Alan VandeMark of Wyalusing, Giles Woodruff of Laceyville and Shanna Woodruff of Laceyville; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Alice A. Youkoski of Hornbrook, Pa.; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harry and Maggie Kithcart of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rought of Wyalusing, Pa.; a special friend, Shirley Rider of RR 4, Towanda, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Rought and Harry Rought; his sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Robert Goudreau; a sister, Luella; brothers-in-law Roy, Alfred, Danny, Earl, Howard, Jim and Kenneth; sisters-in-law Helen Brown and Dorothy Cron; and special friend Tom Rider.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Bill Reed officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

WAYNE ‘MIKE’ WRIGHT, 85, of Bodines, died
Thursday morning, July 29, 2010 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.  Wayne Wendell Wright, “Mike” to family and friends, was born on September 19, 1924 in Canton.  He was one of eight children in the family of the late Meylert and Marion (Wilcox) Wright.  Mike worked as an Equipment Operator with Antrim Mining Company for many years, retiring in 1987.  A hard working and devoted family man, the welfare of his family always came first.  Mike enjoyed nature and being outdoors, especially fishing.  Surviving are his wife, the former Aleatha Tillotson; four children, Larry (Carole) Wright of York, Lyle Wright of Bodines, James (Ellen) Wright of Williamsport and Deb (Tim) Lamb of Covington; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; five siblings, Marie May, Shirley Wolfe, Mark Wright, Phyllis Ward and Merylene DeWalt, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother and sister, Philip Wright and Jennie Bellows.  Funeral services will be private.  Those who wish may make a memorial in Mr. Wright’s name to The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA.  Assisting his family is Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 8/5/2010

YINGST –NANCY A. (YINGST) COOK, 70, of Columbia Cross Roads, died
on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was the loving wife of Alan Roy Cook, Sr.  The couple married May 22, 1965 and had 45 happy years together.  Nancy was born on October 22, 1939 in Fox Chase, PA, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Alice (Sutton) Yingst, Sr.  She was a graduate of Doylestown High School, Class of 1957.  Nancy worked for Bradford County Children and Youth Services. She cared for foster children at Sage House in Towanda until she retired in 1999. Nancy volunteered for ARCC in Towanda, she and Roy were foster parents, and she enjoyed traveling to Maine and Australia.  She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, enjoyed exercising at Healthy Habits, was an avid reader, and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting.  She adored her dogs Max, Smidge, and Bitta.  Nancy loved her Lord.  To Nancy family was everything.  Her family includes her husband Roy, her children: Kathleen Sullivan of Columbia Cross Roads, Wendy (Neil) Maloney of Waaia, Australia, Alan Roy (Cynthia) Cook, Jr. of Gillett, Vicki (Shawn) Neitz of Lima, NY, and Kevin (Shanna Learn) Cook of Wildwood Crest, NJ, fourteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Benjamin F. Yingst, Jr. and Carlos Yingst.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy.  The memorial service to honor Nancy’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13 at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew Phillips of Berrytown Wesleyan Church officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to ARCC, P.O. Box 186, Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel/Troy Gazette-Register 8/13/2010

LAVERNE A. ‘PAT’ ZIMMER, 94, Orageville died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where he was a patient for two days.  Born in Newark Valley, N.Y. on April 20, 1914, he was a son of the late Lewis E. and Cassie May (Arnold) Zimmer.  He was a 1935 graduate of Athens High School.  He joined the Pennsylvania State Police in 1937 serving in Mt. Pocono, Hershey, Hazleton and 9 ½ years at Bloomsburg, resigning in April 1951.  Pat established the Zimmer Insurance Agency in 1951 and operated it until retiring on Dec. 31, 1978.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg, serving in many capacities including Senior Warden, Secretary of the Vestry and treasurer.  Pat was a prominent mason and a member of Washington Lodge 265 F&AM for over 50 years.  He also belonged to Caldwell Consistory and at the time of his death was the oldest living past Commander-in-Chief.  In the York Rite, he was a member of Bloomsburg Royal Arch Chapter 218 and Orient Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine.  He was a member of the Bloomsburg Kiwanis for over 54 years with over 49 years of perfect attendance.  He was the oldest living past president and received the Kiwanis Fellows award from Kiwanis International in 1995 and was honored with the Legion of Honor Award as a 45 year member in 1999.  Pat was a former director of the Bloomsburg Fair and had been active in many insurance business related organizations.  He was a charter member of the O’Rourke Memorial Lodge 38, Fraternal Order of Police, Hazleton, an active member of the Pa. State Troopers Assn. and an associate member of the Retired State Police Assn.  He was a life member of Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436, belonging for 56 years; the former Liberty Fire Co. and the Bloomsburg Firemans Relief Assn.  Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, the former Helen C. Kostic on Nov. 22, 2002; by brother, David L. Zimmer, Canton and sisters; Elaine Bowman, Thelma Newton and Lois Garrison; several nieces and nephews.  A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main & Iron Streets, Bloomsburg on February 17 by his rector, the Rev. Marjorie A. Menaul.  Interment will be in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge.  Memorials may be sent to the Altar Guild of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 764, Bloomsburg.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bloomsburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/19/2009

Below this line are obituaries for women whose own surname can not be determined from the information given.

?. –MRS. JOHN BARKER, of this place, died Monday night, Aug. 12.  She had brain fever and was sick only a week.  Her funeral was held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.  She leaves a husband and one child to mourn her untimely death. –Lewisville Remarks. (Handwritten on article 1895) –Griffin Scrapbook

?. –MRS. ANN CADY .The death of Mrs. Ann Cady has cast a shadow of gloom over our entire community.  The funeral was held in the Methodist Church last Sunday.  Rev. Manning preached from the text, “If a man die shall he live again?”  An excellent sermon if was, well calculated to sooth and encourage the sad and despondent.  The house was full and nearly half of the congregation were relatives.  This is another case in which the real goof of a person is not appreciated until they are beyond the knowledge of the appreciation.  (Brookfield News handwritten on article 1902) –Griffin Scrapbook

?. –MRS. KATHRYN M. ‘BILLIE’ FARRELL age 70, of Dushore died
on Dec. 6, 2004 at the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, where she had been a patient since August.  Billie was born in Towanda, on Aug. 14, 1934.  She lived in Dushore her entire life and was raised by her stepfather and mother, Paul and Mary White Sweeney.  She graduated from Turnpike High School, in Mildred, a member of the class of 1953, and married Leo P. Farrell of Dushore on June 27, 1953. Leo predeceased her on April 15, 1995.  Billie worked as a bartender for the former Dushore Inn and Jay's Birds in Dushore.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and a very caring daughter and niece to her parents and her uncles.  She was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church and a member of the Whistle Stop's Dart and Ring Toss teams. She was also very active with Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary.  Surviving are her son, John Farrell of Dushore; her grandchildren, Josei Burnett of Dushore, Marsha Farrell of Muncy, Pa., and Keith Farrell of Kyle, Texas; a great-grandson, Keith Farrell Jr. of Kyle; an aunt, Mrs. Laura White of Dushore; and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Julie Ann Farrell, on June 19, 1998.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen, her pastor presiding.  Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Catholic Women's Guild will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

?. –MR.S WILLIAM GRIDLEY of Bingham Township died Friday night.  The deceased was about 70 years old and had been in poor health for some time.  Her funeral was held Sunday afternoon.  Ulysses –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1894)

?. –MRS. MARY J. HAMMOND died Nov. 23rd, 1902 aged 57 years.  She had been sick since August and was a very patient sufferer.  She was resigned to the Lord’s will though anxious to live for her family. North Fork –Griffin Scrapbook

?. –CATHERINE IVES, a lady eighty-five years of age, died at her home on Monday last.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday at the Baptist Church, Rev. Reams officiating.  Mrs. Ives has lived nearly her whole life on the farm where she died.  –Austinburg News Mar. 22, 1894 (Griffin Scrapbook)

?. –MRS. W. H. KIZER died at her home at Wellsboro, Tuesday at 1 o’clock p.m.  She had been sick along time, but still death came unexpected.  She leaves a husband and six children, three of whom are at home.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on page 1894)

?. –MRS. W. D. MEAD died last Saturday morning at the home of her son, W. D. Mead of this place.  The remains were taken to Caton, N.Y. for burial. –Sylvester, June 23 (Handwritten on article 1896) –Griffin Scrapbook

?. –MRS. GEORGE MERRILL.  About three o’clock Sunday afternoon, after suffering patiently for several months, Mrs. George Merrill quietly breathed her last at her home on Pleasant Street, this boro.  Her death was caused by an internal abscess.  Deceased was about 53 years old and besides other relatives leaves a husband and two children, a son grown, and a daughter of 13.  The funeral services were held at the residence yesterday at ten a.m., and were conducted by Rev. Wright of the M. E. Church of which the deceased was a member.  Interment in the Ulysses Cemetery.  A faithful, devoted wife, a gentle, loving mother and a kind and obliging neighbor has gone.  She will be sincerely mourned by all who knew her.  –Griffin Scrapbook (handwritten on article 1896)

?. –MRS. PERRY, Old Mrs. Perry was buried last Friday the 12th.  Rev. R. C. Grames conducted the funeral services from her late residence.  –Ulysses 1895 (Griffin Scrapbook)

?. –MRS. RILLA STANTON, wife of Mrs. Charles Stanton was buried last Thursday.  She was about 80 years of age and had been in  feeble health for a long time.

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