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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

ABBOTT Kenneth R. Abbott

63, of Knoxville died on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Corning Hospital in Corning, NY. Born March 6, 1949 in New York, he is the son of Donald and Arlene (Burdick) Abbott. He married Tina Taylor. Ken owned and operated Ken’s Body Shop for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and an avid bowler, bowling his first 800 series in 2011. He is survived by his wife, Tina; his sons, Scott Abbott of Westfield, PA and Alex Abbott of Knoxville, PA; his daughter, Ashley Abbott of Knoxville, PA; two granddaughters, Kendra and Alaina; his brothers, Roger Abbott of Bath, NY and Gerald Abbott of Westfield, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Per Ken’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 4, 2012 


BABCOCK, Lacey – Lacey Babcock, an employee of the Warren Moore Construction Company since June of this year was instantly killed by an explosion of dynamite while at his work on the state road near Athens, Pa., last week Tuesday morning, at a point near the middle of the Milan narrows.  He was 20 years of age, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Babcock, and one brother.   Wellsboro Agitator 26 November 1919.   


BLEND Grace A. (Anne) Liles 

11/24/37-7/28/12: Grace enjoyed spending time with family, friends, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beloved mother of Dawn and Sam Stevens and Bill and Susan Burdick. Predeceased by daughter, Debra Burdick. Survived by brother, James and Guadalupe Blend of Texas and sister, Sally Blend of Florida. Grace had 7 grandchildren, Samuel Stevens III, Tanya Ostrander, Sylina Stevens, Stacy Stevens, Michael Burdick and Jacob Burdick. Grace also had 12 great-grandchildren.  The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 1st at 3pm at 3428 Ayres Rd in Gillett, PA.   Grace will be greatly missed and may she rest in peace.  Star Gazette – August 1, 2012   


BOSARD Marie Mitchell

Mrs. Herbert B. Mitchell, of Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, died Oct 9, following a stroke of paralysis.  Marie Bosard was born at Osceola, Pa., March 13, 1859.  In 1880 she moved with her parents to Grand Forks, N.D.  In 1882 she filed on a homestead on the north shore of Lake Wamduska, N.D.  She was a member of the Pioneer and Old Settlers Association of Grand Forks county.  In February, 1883, she was married to H.B. Mitchell and they went to Rock Island, Ill., where they resided until 1901, when they returned to Grand Forks.  In 1903 the family moved to Devil’s Lake.  Besides a devoted husband, than whom no man in Devil’s Lake is held in higher esteem, the deceased is survived by one son, Harold, of Akron, Ohio, who recently returned from an honorable service in the war.  The deceased had ever taken an active interest in the civic and social affairs of this city, her services being most valuable, particularly in club circles.  No woman in the city was better known or more highly esteemed. – Devil’s Lake Journal.    Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.  


BURCH Hobart A. Burch (Hobe)

79, died peacefully at his home in Marathon, FL, from heart failure, on June 16, 2012.  Born in Elmira on July 29, 1932, he was the son of the late Dr. Hobart Burch and Margaret Burch Cieri. He was also predeceased by his wife Ginger Walters. Valedictorian of the EFA Class of 1949, he went on to receive degrees from Princeton University in 1953, Union Theological Seminary, in 1956. He was ordained a minister of the United Church of Christ. He continued his education in the field of Social Work at Columbia University MSW and Brandeis University PHD in 1958. Hobe devoted his professional career to helping others. He was head of Homeland Missions for United Church of Christ (hospitals, children's homes, etc.). He also worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD, and was an Assistant to the Secretary of Health Education and Welfare in Washington, DC. He retired after 26 years from the University of Nebraska where he served as professor and Director of the School of Social Work. He was also an author of many books, one of which was the first social work textbook allowed in China. His most recent book "What's Right" is still on the market. Hobe enjoyed all forms of music, also running, hiking and swimming with his children. Most of all, he was a great joke teller! He is survived by his wife, Jan Burch, by his four sisters, Betty Lambros, Margaret Buhrmaster, Linda Eiserloh and Coralee Burch, by his three children, Juanita (Jack) Burch Clay, David (Mary) Burch, and Peter (Jodi) Burch, his two step children, Karen Dennis and Tim Bast, and by nine smart and beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandchild, who all wish him a Happy Birthday!   Star Gazette – July 29, 2012  


CAREY Clarence

Clarence Carey, aged 15 years, received fatal injuries, and his father, J. Frank Carey, was terribly injured by a premature explosion of powder which was being used in splitting pulp wood on the tract of Capiro and Grieco on Armenia Mountain, near Canton.  Many of the large logs, which they had found difficult to split were bored into and charges of powder were inserted for the purpose of blowing them to pieces.  The elder Carey and his son were engaged in this task.  They had filled the cavity with powder and tamped it to place and the father was reaching for a match to light the fuse, when, without warning, the charge went off, tearing the log to pieces and blowing the unfortunate men into the air.  The son was horribly mangled and it was necessary to life a large piece of the log from his body to free it.  He was taken to the Blossburg hospital but died of his injuries Oct.5.  The father received a number of fractured ribs, severe cuts, lacerations, and internal injuries from which there is a question as to whether he will recover.  Clarence Carey is survived by his parents and ten brothers and sisters.   Wellsboro Agitator 15 October 1919.   


CASTLEBURY, Frank – Dr. Frank Castlebury, who for nearly a quarter of a century was the only physicians at Roaring Branch and surrounding country was buried in Wildwood cemetery, Williamsport, on the 31st of October.  Probably no physician in the northern Pennsylvania had a wider practice or more friends than Dr. Castlebury.  During the influenza epidemic last winter, when it was so hard to get medical aid, his family and friends urged him to cut out some of his long trips, and his reply was, “What if it were you who needed me?”  He began to break down two years ago and in June his sisters persuaded him to come to Williamsport, his former home, where they hoped he might be benefited.  Dr. Castlebury was born near Montoursville, 57 years ago.  Early in life he was one of the school teachers of Lycoming county and for a time was principal of one of the grammar schools of Williamsport.  He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and for a short period practiced in Williamsport before locating at Roaring Branch.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Dr. Galen Castlebury, who served in France, and Kenneth, who is a student at Williamsport; two sisters, Dr. Alzine and Mrs. C.E. Heller, both of Williamsport.  The pallbearers were John Allison, Frank Newell, A.B. Ebersol, Arthur Eschenbaugh, Thomas Good and Joseph Good, all of Roaring Branch.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.


CHAMBERLAIN Gerald F. Chamberlain

72, Raeford, N.C. died July 20, 2012 in Rutland, OH due to injuries sustained in an aviation accident.  Jerry was born April 19, 1940 in Mansfield, the second of five children, the only son born to Maurice and Marion Whitteker Chamberlain.  He served a term in the U. S. Navy in his late teens. Jerry retired from the transportation department of P&C Foods, Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1996 after 28 years of exceptional service as a truck driver. He then drove full-time with Walmart out of Hope Mills, N.C. for 15 years, where he was still employed at the time of his death.  Mr. Chamberlain was an avid boater, motorcyclist and pilot. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.  He was predeceased by both his parents; former wife, Ruth E. Chamberlain; son, David B. Chamberlain (Dianne); and daughter, Jeanine E. Maxson (Scott).  Surviving are his children, Jeffery G. Davis (Yvonne), Augusta, GA, Donald W. Davis, Jr. (Carole) , Pensacola, FL, Gary L. Chamberlain (Brenda), Freeville, NY and Jill L. Taylor (Chris), Liverpool, N.Y.; sisters Cleo Thetga (David), Wysox, Maureen Van Deusen, Canton, Gail Dull (Charles), Herrickville and Marilyn Sue Peck, York; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was held July 28 at The Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in Ulster.  Donations can be made in his name to Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic Chapter.   Canton Independent Sentinel – August 4, 2012    



Mesquite, TX: died Wednesday, June 20, 2012. He was born Oct 27, 1940 in Stewart Co., TN, a son of Otto G. Coldiron and Addie May Middleton.   Those surviving him include wife Joan (Wood) of Mesquite TX, daughter Kimberly (Shawn) Latham of Mesquite, TX; granddaughter Morgan Latham and grandson Peyton Latham. Also surviving are brothers: Hayward (Beverly) Coldiron of East Smithfield, PA; Charles (Shirley) Coldiron of Leesburg, FL; Otto (Patricia) Coldiron of Masaryktown, FL; and Karl (Donna) Coldiron of Horseheads, NY. Also surviving are sisters Juanita (David) May of East Smithfield, PA and Imogene (Rex) Paris of Sayre, PA.   Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers Clifford and Clarence Coldiron, and sister Geneva Duggan. Paul married Joan Carol Wood on Oct 28, 1967 in East Smithfield, PA. Joan is the daughter of Joseph I. Wood and Lena A. Giles.  After Paul graduated from SRU High School in East Smithfield, PA in 1958, he worked for East Smithfield Farms and Alart Chevrolet in Horseheads, NY. He was in the US Army from Oct 1963 to Oct 1965, with a tour of duty in Germany where his unit's responsibility was to guard Checkpoint Charlie. After military service, he worked for Westinghouse Corp, in Horseheads, NY to Dec 1977. Shortly thereafter, he moved his family to Dallas, TX and he worked for Texas Instrument Co, in Dallas to 1981. He worked at Continental Electronics 1981 to 2008 as Quality Control Supervisor until his retirement.   Paul was also a musician from 1958 to 1980, playing bass guitar in a Country & Western band headed by his brother, Clifford.   Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 26th at 2 pm at New Hope Funeral Home in Mesquite. Paul was buried at Plesant Ridge Cemetery, Sunnyvale, TX.   Star Gazette – July 29, 2012   


COOLBAUGH Willard Lee (Lil Sonny)

March 5, 1969 - July 16, 2012

Passed away as a result of an illness. He is survived by parents, Willard Rollins and Betty Coolbaugh; chilrdren, Raven-Marie Corbett and Randall Corbett. A Memorial Service 2:00pm Saturday July 28th, 2012 at Resurrection Tabernacle, Lake Rd, Elmira, New York.   Star Gazette – July 29, 2012   



Joseph Crippen, pioneer resident of Plainview, Nebraska, died at his home Sept 13 after a prolonged illness.  The funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church with Rev. W.B. Pardun of the Congregational church in charge, after which the remains were laid to rest in the new cemetery north of town.  Joseph Crippen was born near Roseville, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, September 9, 1841, his age being 78 years and four days.  He married Esther M. Jackson, December 31, 1863.  To them were born two children, Wm. H. Crippen and Mrs. Wm. B. McConnell, both of Inman, Nebr.  He also leaves four grandchildren and one great grandchild, one sister and one brother.  He united with the Methodist church when a young man and was always a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. – Plainview News .   Wellsboro Agitator, 1 October 1919.  


DALE Philinda E. Allen

Mrs. Philinda E. Allen died Thursday night at 11 o’clock at the home of her son, W.D.Allen, 27 East Main street.  The funeral will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the remains will be taken to Stonyfork for burial.   Wellsboro Agitator, 15 October 1919


DALTON James Edward Dalton

55 of Westport MA, formally of Providence, RI and Corning, NY, entered into rest on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.  James, born on September 12, 1956, is the son of the late Edward F. and Barbara G. Dalton, who both predeceased him. Franklin E. Cross, brother-in-law, also predeceased him. James is survived by his sisters, Cynthia (Richard) Dingman of Dubois, Wyoming, Suzanne Cross of Corning, Mary (Christopher) Maxson of Elmira. Other survivors include nephews, Christopher (Katrina) Dingman, Timothy (Jeana) Dingman, both of Dubois, Wyoming and Michael Travis of Elmira. James is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  James worked for many years for himself owning Jimmy D’s dry wall and paint business. James enjoyed using his spare time for fishing and playing cards with his friends.  It was Jim’s wish that he be cremated, which has already taken place. In memory of Jim, if desired, any donations can be made to the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.    Corning Leader – August 1, 2012 


DONLIN Eleanor Donlin

96, died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Darway Elder Care in Forksville, Pa.  She was born September 4, 1915 in Meshoppen, Pa., the daughter of James J. and Ella Costello Donlin.  Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa.    Sayre Morning Times – August 4, 2012  


ELWOOD Brian David Elwood

Brian David Elwood, 28, of Knoxville, died Sunday, July 29, 2012.  He was born Oct. 20, 1983 in Wellsboro.  Brian, the son of James Michael Elwood, Knoxville; his mother and step-father, Tammy and Jack Westfall, Lawrenceville; his beloved children, Carrie Lynn and Dravin Harley Elwood; his sister, Tasha Elwood, Lawrenceville; a half-brother, Michael Lee Elwood, Virginia; his niece, Kyra Lehman; Brian's paternal grandparents, Cappy and Doris Elwood.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Susie Lehman, and many others.

A time of sharing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Elkland Moose from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, Pa. is assisting the family with their services.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 1, 2012  


FAUCETT, H.W. – H.W. Faucett, who was member of the faculty of the Mansfield Normal School in 1916-17, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Free, in Athens, recently.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Faucett, of New Albany, and sister Lois, at whose home he died.  He was a nephew of Mrs. R.T. Scudder, of Covington.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919    


FERGUSON Rachael Youmans

Mrs. John S. Youmans, aged 76 years, died at her home west of Hornby Forks, N.Y. Oct. 19.  She had been ill for five weeks with a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Youmans came to Hornby Forks five years ago from Thurston.  Her maiden name was Rachael Ferguson.  She is survived by her husband and five children – Addison of Washington state, Mrs. R. Conner, of Daggets Hollow, Pa., Truman Saves of Nelson, Pa., Arthur Patton of the town of Orange, N.Y., and Susie Morehouse, of the Town of Bay, N.Y.   Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.  


GERNON Bridget

Miss Bridget Gernon, formerly of Blossburg, died at the family home in Corning on Oct. 10, after six weeks’ illness.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Doud and Miss Jane Gernon, also a brother William, all of Corning.   Wellsboro Agitator, 22 October 1919.     


HANCOCK James T. Hancock

born November 20th 1931 near Philadelphia, PA and raised in Bath, NY by his mom Lena and grandmother Eva Bardeen, died July 28, 2012. Survived by his loving wife Rosemary Mekos Hancock, five kids (Joseph "Dana", Lucia, Tom, Georgia & Cory) and 8 grandchildren (Mike, Tom, Paul, Matt, Melody, Tommy, Sarah, & Elizabeth). Jim led an adventurous young life growing up with lots of friends in Bath and Prattsburg, NY. He competed with his close friend Walter Ferris for the most varsity letters at Haverling High. It was during these years that he discovered Keuka Lake, spending summers swimming, boating and sailing with anyone who needed crew for E-Scow races. Jim attended Lehigh University on a football scholarship, playing 4 years as a running back and linebacker. His sophomore year marked the school's first and only undefeated season. He enjoyed great times with his teammates and Delta Tau Delta fraternity brothers. After college he had the opportunity to go pro with the NY Giants in the fledgling NFL, but instead decided to attend Syracuse Law School following his old friend Walt Ferris. After law school, he enlisted in the US Navy and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. He was stationed primarily in Japan, where he was part of military intelligence, decoding messages and coaching the base's football team. After serving in the Navy, Jim settled in Rochester, NY. He started out at Lincoln First Bank, and after being admitted to the NY State bar, joined a law firm. From the early 1970s on, he was his own boss in private practice. His biggest client right up until early 2012 was the Civil Service Employment Agency (CSEA). As soon as he developed a sustainable practice, Jim searched for a cottage on Keuka Lake and found "Helvetia House." The former Keuka Yacht Club, turned small "hotel" turned oasis for local fisherman, became his home until his final days. "Want to go for a little sail?" he would ask if you were in earshot of his E-Scow. Jim also loved to golf with a strong short game and precision putting. A fixture at the Bath Country Club, he was instrumental in funding and building the back nine and the clubhouse expansion. He was a Counselor, Sailor, Storyteller, Family Historian, Show-tune Hummer, Duct Tape Repair Man, Yankee Fanatic and great friend to all who knew him. So many have shared stories of how he went out of his way to help. Above all, he will be remembered as a devoted husband and a supportive, loving Father and Grandfather. He recently remarked how proud he was that each of his kids pursued advanced degrees, finding it "hard to believe" his family has such a wide variety of careers and interests. He gave his kids a strong foundation and example for fruitful, balanced and independent lives. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 31, 12, Noon - 2 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St. Bath, NY. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 1st, at 11 AM, at Fagan's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tom Hancock's Pelotonia bike ride in support of cancer research.  Star Gazette – July 30, 2012    


HUGHES Ada Benedict

Mrs. Ada Benedict died Thursday, Oct. 10, in New York.  She is survived by her husband and two sons, her mother, Mrs. Jane Hughes, of Blossburg; also five sisters and three brothers, Dr. Alice Hughes of Williamsport, Mrs. Dale Brown, of Newton, Mass., Misses Eva, Nellie and Winifred Hughes, Joseph Hughes, Attorney F.S. Hughes, of Blossburg, and Edward Hughes of Altoona, Pa.   Wellsboro Agitator, 22 October 1919.  Wellsboro Agitator, 22 October 1919.


JACKSON Cleve Merton

The Binghamton Press – Friday, October 7, 1932

Rites Held at Cortland for Cleve M. Jackson, Formerly of Endicott - Endicott, Oct. 7— The funeral of Cleve M. Jackson, who for many years was a prominent citizen of Endicott and a leading member of the Free Methodist church, was held this afternoon at Cortland; with burial In RIverhurst cemetery, Endicott. Mr. Jackson died at his home in Cortland Wednesday morning after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Nellie T. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, who formerly lived at 1608 Monroe street, Endicott, moved to Cortland In 1926, from which time until his death he represented the Investment securities firm of Benjamin Baker of Syracuse.  For 20 years Mr. Jackson was in the employ of Endicott Johnson Corporation, being attached most of the time to the credit department.   He also engaged with Orrin Knight in construction work.


JONES Sarah Elizabeth Simpson – Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, of Knoxville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Spencer, in Scranton, October 20, following about two weeks’ illness of pneumonia, aged 79 years.  She is survived by four children, Mrs. Genevieve Spencer and Mrs. John Smooth, of Scranton; Dr. Ernest Simpson, of Westfield, and Frank Simpson, of Elkland.  The funeral was held at Knoxville October 23, Rev. Mr. Adams, of the M.E. church, officiating; interment in the Troupsburg cemetery.  Elizabeth Simpson was born at Marathon, N.Y. Aug. 16, 1840.  She was married to Henry Simpson, at Marathon, N.Y. New Years’ eve, 1862.  In 1903 they moved to Knoxville, where they lived until Mr. Simpson died in 1906.  Since then Mrs. Simpson had spent the winters with her daughters in Scranton.  She was in fair health until a few weeks before going to Scranton this fall, where she was taken with pneumonia and died Oct. 20.  The funeral was held at her late home in Knoxville Oct. 23; interment in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Troupsburg.  She is survived by one sister, Julia E. Reynolds, of Troy, N.Y.; two sons and two daughters, who are Frank Simpson, of Elkland; Ada M. Smoot and Genevieve Spencer, of Scranton, and Dr. E.L. Simpson, of Westfield.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.   


JONES Sarah Elizabeth Simpson

Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, of Knoxville, died Oct 20 about 11 p.m. at the home of her daughter in Scranton.  She was the mother of Dr. E.L. Simpson, of Westfield, and Frank Simpson, of Elkland, and is also survived by two daughters, who reside in Scranton.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Knoxville; burial in Mt. Hope cemetery at Troupsburg.   Wellsboro Agitator 29 October 1919.


KARHAN, Joseph

Joseph Karhan, an old resident of Germania, died at her home October 11, aged 84 years.  He was born in Austria, April 23, 1835, and came to this country with his family in 1888.  He settled on a farm in Germania, where he resided until his death.  Had he lived until October 31, Mr. and Mrs. Karhan would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.  The deceased was the father of ten children, two dying in infancy, and one daughter at the age of 23 years.  He is survived by his wife, six sons, Wenzel and John, of Carter Camp, Albert, Frank and Emanuel, of Germania; Joseph, of Omaha, Neb., one daughter, Mrs. Oscar Thomke, of Galeton; 30 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one brother, Albert Karhan, of Wellsboro.  The funeral was held at the Catholic church in Germania Tuesday at 10:30 o’clock, Rev. J.F. Nolan officiating at Requiem High Mass.  Those attending the funeral from out-of-town were Albert Karhan and family, of Sabinsville; Mrs. Carrie Wilcox, Mrs. Clayton Stebbins, of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thomke, Albert Valenta, Jos. Bosek and Frank Bosek, of Galeton – Leader Dispatch   Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.  


KNOWLES Mary Knowles Personius

age 91, Watkins Glen, NY, died July 27, 2012. Mary was born March 26, 1921 in Thurston, NY to Harry Kenneth and Mina Fero Knowles. She is survived by her daughter Carol Trump, Coram, Long Island, NY; sons: John Personius & Tony Masullo, Seneca Falls, NY, Rodney (Louise) Personius, Hamburg, NY and companion Robert Mann, Dundee, NY; grandchildren: Matthew (Wylie) Trump, Stonybrook, NY, David (Michelle) Trump, Seattle, WA, Kate (Jerry) Arnold, Amherst, NY, Jamie (Jake) Gustafson, Bountiful, UT, Mary Joan Personius, Buffalo, NY and Brooke and Hunter (twins), Hamburg, NY; great grandchildren: Benjamin, Nichols and Sophia; brothers: Ernie (Margaret) Knowles, Painted Post, NY, Harry (Donna) Knowles, SC, and Stanley (Esther) Knowles, VA; sister-in-law Margaret Knowles, Hector, NY and Hobe Sound, FL, and two special friends who have always supported her and became part of her extended family: Vicki Cadwell and Joyce VanVleet. She was predeceased by brothers: Charles and Lee; and sisters: Betty, Hila, Ruth, Nellie and Belle. Mary's main concern was always her family whom she loved very much. She married Olin (Pete) Personius in 1942. He was a World War II Veteran with a service connected disability and was hospitalized from 1956 until his death in 2001. She worked 43 years at Shepard-Niles Crane and Hoist Corp. and was payroll supervisor when she retired in 1983. She was proud to have been the first woman to be put on salary. Upon her retirement, she was busy with family, gardening, canning, feeding and watching birds, making jam and was an avid reader all her life. She was known for her chocolate chip cookies. Her granddaughters claimed that she wouldn't make it to her family in Buffalo for visits without chocolate chip cookies in the car and when her family members visited there were almost always chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar.   She resided in Moreland nearly all of her life. She was a long time active member of the United Methodist Church in Montour Falls where she loved singing in the choir. She also taught Sunday School for several years, was the first woman on the Board of Trustees, was Secretary of the Board for many years and served as Chairman of Worship Committee. She was an active member of Fern-Tyrone Chapter #142 and Order of Eastern Star in Montour Falls since 1970. She always served as an officer and held position of Secretary for 25 years retiring in 2009. She also was District Deputy Grand Matron of Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga district in 1981. One thing she enjoyed was her volunteer work for RSVP and received an award for over 1000 hours volunteering. Among her loves were Reading Buddy and Literacy Volunteer helping people learn to read. She worked in several offices and helped with the Golden Glow newspaper. Mary was responsible for the formation of the Queen Catherine Red Hat Chapter and served as Queen Mother from its beginning.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY on Friday, August 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 11:00 AM at the Montour Falls United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Montour Falls United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice. Star Gazette – July 31, 2012  


LAMBERT Kathryn Ruth English

age 56, of Lawrenceville died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born August 31, 1955 in Corning, NY, she is the daughter of Thomas and Janet (Ford) Lambert.  She is a 1974 graduate of Corning West and a graduate of Corning Community College.  Kathy worked at Walmart in Gang Mills, Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, and Corning Photonics.  She provided home daycare services and did wall papering.  She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville.  She will be remembered for her love of children and animals.  Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Craig; her daughter, Rachel English of Pittsburgh; her son, Jacob English of Edwards AFB, CA; brothers, Alan (Judy Kennett) Lambert of Bellevue, WA and Shevach  Lambert of Springfield, OR; a sister, Elizabeth (Jack) Lassiter of Charlottesville, VA; her father in law, Floyd English; sisters in law, Connie (Bob) Zisk and Candie English; a brother in law, Wayne English and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents, her mother in law, Marilyn English and her sister in law, Tammy English.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, 2:00 PM at Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville, PA, with Reverends Lewis George and Allen Hulslander officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Tanner’s P.A.W.S., PO Box 1125, Corning, NY 14830.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.   Corning Leader – July 28, 2012  


LEE Janet A. Collins

65, of New Albany, PA died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends after losing her battle with cancer. Born Sept. 30, 1946 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Vine H. and Annabelle Chilson Lee. She was preceded in death by a sister, June Lee Trick.  She is survived by her devoted husband, James C. Collins; a daughter and son-in-law, Tui and Dan Slocum of Overton; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Tiffany Collins of Overton, and four wonderful grandchildren whom Janet adored very much: Cora, Rieley and Annamary Slocum and Aislynn Collins. Her grandchildren were her world and each of them worshipped and adored their “GrandMaMa.” She is also survived by two brothers and their wives, James and June Lee of Athens and Jerry and Cathy Lee of New Albany, along with her nephews, Jimmy, Jeffrey, Jody, Michael and Matthew Lee and her mother-in-law, Jane H. Pentz, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.  In her younger days, you could find Janet waiting tables at the Shady Nook where there was never a dull moment when she was there, and if you were fortunate enough to enjoy the New Albany swimming pool, you could find her in the lifeguard chair, working the concession stand, throwing change in the pool or just hanging out with the town kids.  She enjoyed shooting darts, fishing, swimming, bird watching, taking long rides around the mountain looking for deer, cooking and watching NASCAR events following her favorite driver No. 2, Rusty Wallace. You can bet there wasn’t a Paula Dean or a campfire recipe she didn’t try. Two things GrandMaMa enjoyed most was being with her husband and her grandchildren. She always had something planned for them whether it was relay races, scavenger hunts or their all-time favorite…silly string wars.  She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all but NOT forgotten.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  Abiding with Janet’s request, a private family memorial service will be held.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – August 2, 2012 


MARKOWSKI Jr. Stanley J.

Pine City: Age 67, died very unexpectedly at home on Saturday, July 28, 2012. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Mark Scheff, and their daughters, Kaelah and Hope, of Jacksonville FL; son and daughter-in-law, Dallas and Frances Markowski of Kutztown, PA. Stanley was a local business owner for over 20 years. Following his wishes there will be no services. Donations in Stanley's memory may be directed to the Salvation Army, 414 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – August 2, 2012   


McMANUS Anastasia Alisa McManus

Died July 29, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Steuben County.  Nastia was born August 17, 1991 in the former Soviet Union and was adopted in October 1999 by her loving family in the United States.   She is survived by her parents, Jane and Kevin McManus of Painted Post; her sisters Sera, Alia and Asha McManus; her aunt Maureen McManus of Binghamton; uncle Richard Bienick of Michigan and cousins Lindsay and Matt Bienick of Michigan; aunt Christine Bienick and grandmother Josie Bienick of Indiana.  She was a graduate of West High School, Painted Post NY and had recently completed the second year of a five year Master’s program in Occupational Therapy at Keuka College.  She enjoyed skiing in Vermont and Colorado, swimming, vacations in Key West, Seneca Lake, badminton, miniature golf and volunteering at the Steuben County Library and the Yates County Humane Society.  She loved cooking, animals, art and being with her family.  Nastia was also active in a number of clubs at Keuka College including Baku, Rotaract, Swim club and Chorale.  Nastia was blessed with many wonderful friends and teachers from the Chemung Valley Montessori School, Erwin Valley Elementary School, Northside-Blodget Middle School, West High and Keuka College.  Your kind thoughts and prayers will always be remembered as will Nastia’s bright smile and infectiously happy personality.  Funeral arrangements are private.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527, or to Keuka College, c/o Development Office, P.O. Box 98, Keuka Park, NY 14478.  Corning Leader - August 2, 2012   


MITCHELL Maria Nancy Burley

Millerton, Nov. 17. – Mrs. Charles Burley died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.N. Smith, after a long illness.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 November 1919.      


MITCHELL Maria Nancy Burley – Millerton, Nov. 24.  The funeral of Mrs. Charles Burley, who died Sunday night at the home of W.N. Smith, was held at the church Wednesday; burial at Kelly Hill.  Deceased, who was about 70 years of age, is survived by two sons, Lole, of Alder Run, and Ray, of Elmira; three daughters, Mrs. W.N. Smith, Mrs. Rufus Thompson, of Caton, and Mrs. Harrison, also of Caton.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919.     Kelly Hill Cemetery is in Steuben County, NY


MOSES Ronald P. Moses

of Saranac Lake, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the age of 77. Ronald the son to the late Clayton and Helen Moses. Ronald was also predeceased by his wife, Patricia Phyllis (Maines) Moses; his sisters, Shirley Maines and Stephanie Kay. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Martello of Horseheads; his best friend and companion, Patricia Coventry of Saranac Lake; his dear children, Joseph C. (Tammy) Moses of Murphy, TX. Paul E. (April) Moses of Semora, NC, Ret. MSgt, USMC Michael T. (Riza) Moses of Stafford, VA, and Roni Lynn (John) Diacatos of New Bern, NC; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Ronald retired from the New York State Department of Corrections after 38 years of faithful service as a Superintendent and was an avid golfer who will be sorely missed on the links at Saranac Lake Golf Club. Graveside services will be conducted at a later date.  Star Gazette – July 28, 2012  


MURPHY Charles James Murphy

85 Charles James Murphy, 85, of Sunrise Senior Living in Newtown Square, Pa., formerly of Southmont, died peacefully, July 30, 2012 at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  Born the same day as Charles Lindbergh’s famous transatlantic flight, May 20, 1927, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Charles James, Sr. and Kathryn (Mansell) Murphy.  He was a charter member of St. Clement Catholic Church, and a Third Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a former PIAA Basketball official, retired draftsman and a US Navy Veteran; serving from 1945 until 1948, with tours of duty aboard the USS Princeton.  He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as his wife, the former Helene Frick in 2009, whom he married October 22, 1949, in Johnstown; sister, Ann Hanrahan; brothers-in-law, Robert Hanrahan and V. Patrick Frick; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Burns) Frick, and Virginia (Weakland) Frick.  He is survived by his children: Denis (Deborah) of Broomall, Kevin (Anita) of Sarasota, Fla.; and Marina Young (John) of Milan, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Sean Murphy (Shannon), Collingdale; Marie Murphy, Broomall; Rachel, Laura, and James Murphy, all of Sarasota, Fla.; Mariel Young, Louisville, Ky; and Paul Young of Budd Lake, N.J.; three great grandchildren, Jeremy, Sean, and Abrianna Murphy, all of Collingdale; brother-in-law, Robert Frick, Johnstown; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  By request, there will be no public viewing.  Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Clement Church, Father William E. Rosenbaum, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Clement Church, 114 Lindberg Ave., Johnstown, PA15905.   Sayre Morning Times – August 3, 2012   


NARES James Delos

James Delos Nares, aged 77 years, died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd W. Ayres, of Beartown, town of Erwin, N.Y., following a long illness.  Mr. Nares was born July 6, 1842.  He married at Burdette on February 28, 1865 Hulda F. Moreland.  He lived in Corning until 1906, when he went to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ayres, following the death of his wife.  Mr. Nares was formerly employed by the Fall Brook Railroad and he will be kindly remembered by the older railroad men.  He was highly honored and respected by all who knew him.  Mr. Nares is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Ayres; two sisters, Mrs. M.S. French, of Mansfield, Pa., and Miss Mary E. Nares, of Elmira, and three brothers S. Tunis and George Nares, of Corning, and Louis, of Mansfield.  The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Ayres Thursday afternoon at r 0’clock; burial in Hope cemetery.  Rev. David E. Haglund, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated.    Wellsboro Agitator, 22 October 1919.



Albert Osborne, aged 26 years, a native of Gaffney, Pa., died at the Blossburg Hospital Wednesday following a three weeks illness at the home of his brother Carson Osborne in Corning.  Mr. Osborne had only a few days ago been removed to the hospital.  Mr. Osborne is survived besides the brother mentioned by his wife and three children and by three brothers and two sisters at Gaffney.   Wellsboro Agitator 15 October 1919.    


PARKHURST Charles Frank 

Charles Frank Parkhurst, son of Dr. ……..Parkhurst and ……………………., and one sister who married Ed Maine.  All of the brothers and the sister are long since deceased.  Frank Parkhurst was married to Miss Jennie Cudworth December 5, 1872.  He died at the home of his son in Elmira, October 2, of heart disease.  The funeral was held in the Mainesburg M.E. church October 4; burial in the family plot by the side of his wife who died March 9, 1914.    Wellsboro Agitator, 15 October 1919.  (Some of this article is illegible because of an ink blot)  


PFIFFER William C. Jr.

Age 82 of Horseheads, NY died Sunday evening, July 29, 2012. Bill was born May 28, 1930 in Elmira, NY a son of the late William and Louise Bulas Pfiffer Sr. Bill retired from Akzo Salt in Watkins, served his country honorably with the US Army and was an avid toy train collector. He is pre-deceased by his, sister, Leocadia Stearns, and grandson, Jeremy Law. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carol Burt Pfiffer; his children, Andy (Lynnette) Pfiffer of Aloha, OR; Jessica (Steve) Culver of Palmyra, PA, Mitchell Pfiffer of Elmira, NY and Jennifer Law of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren; Quinlan, Cameron, Teag, Brock, Gil, Creeanna, and Shay; brothers, Richard (Connie) Pfiffer of Blue Ridge, GA and John (Sharon) Pfiffer of LasVegas, NV; former sister-in-law Barb Pfiffer of Elmira Heights, NY. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 1PM-3PM. Bill's Funeral Service will be held immediately following with Rev. Dr. David Sullivan. The family would like to thank the staff of Colonial Ridge North at Elcor, the Dugliss family and Dorothy Ames for their kindness, care and candy bars. In lieu of flowers, the family requests and appreciates that donations be made to Camp EAGR at Epilepsy Assoc. of Greater Rochester, 1650 South Ave., Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14620 for the camping fund.    Star Gazette – August 2, 2012  


RICE Addie Cole – Mrs. Addie Cole, widow of the late Rev. A.G. Cole, died at the home of her son, Willis Cole, near Belmont, N.Y., Sept. 23.  Interment was made in the family plot at Townline cemetery, near Cameron Mills, N.Y.  Rev. A.G. Cole and family are remembered by many of the older people hereabouts as he served the M.E. churches here and at Middlebury for five years, leaving this place in October, 1892.    Wellsboro Agitator, 15 October 1919.    


SAUNDERS Margaret Mary (Maggie) Saunders, RN

age 48, formerly of Elmira, died on July 21, 2012 at her home in Port Charlotte, FL. Margaret attended St. Mary's School, Broadway Junior High and graduated from Elmira Southside High School. She also graduated from Robert Packer School of Nursing where she earned her RN degree. Margaret worked at many hospitals over the course of her career, mostly as ICU, ER or CCU nursing staff or supervisor including hospitals in Norfolk, VA, San Antonio, TX, Palm Springs, CA, ST Thomas, USVI, Blacksburg, VA, Sebring, FL and finally in the Englewood, Port Charlotte and Tampa areas in Florida. She was an outstanding and caring nurse with the well-being of her patients as her highest agenda. Every place she went, she left behind friends and "Maggie" stories. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Donald and Marian (Buckholtz) Saunders. She is survived by her brothers, Michael (Sharon) Saunders of Bethesda, MD, Donald Jr. (Susan) Saunders and her twin brother, Mark Saunders of Elmira; and her sisters, Mary (Gary) Davenport of Elmira and Eileen (Donald) McCall of Virginia Beach, VA as well as numerous cherished nieces and nephews. Margaret requested no services be held. She will be laid to rest with her parents in Waverly, NY at a later date. Her pets were her children and as such, anyone wishing to make a donation should do so to the ASPCA or a local shelter.    Star Gazette – August 1, 2012    


SCHNURE Bruce Whitmore Schnure

98, of 14 West Third St., Watsontown, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Evangelical Community Hospital emergency room.  He was born April 4, 1914 in Laurelton, a son of the late Nevin and Ethel (Bogenrief) Schnure. He married the former Myrtle Hironimus and they celebrated 70 years of marriage until her death in 2005.  He was a graduate of Hartley Township high school. He started his working career at the Laurelton Foundry and later transferred to the Watsontown Foundry where he served as the superintendent for many years.  Bruce was a longtime member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown.  He was also a member of the Watsontown Masonic Lodge No. 401 F&AM for 63 years, the Keystone Rod & Gun Club, and a member of the Watsontown Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones award for outstanding humanitarian services, was past president and treasurer, received Lion of the Year award in 2003, and had 58 years of perfect attendance.  Bruce had a chance to try out for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball teams, but declined because of his loyalty to his wife and family whom he loved spending time with. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are one son, Karl Schnure of Wyalusing; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Ron Schnure of Wyalusing and James and Carolyn Schnure of LeRaysville; one sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Robert Dluge of Elysburg; two great-granddaughters; and six great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one son, C. Eugene Schnure; and three brothers, Bill, Kenneth and Dean Schnure.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 2, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, where the funeral will be held at noon with his pastor, the Rev. James H. Fladland officiating. A Masonic service will be held at graveside following the committal in Watsontown Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, PA 17777.  The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, Watsontown.   Towanda Daily Review – July 31, 2012 


SEELEY Shon Lewis Seeley

Shon Lewis Seeley, 29, of Troy, Pa., died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the result of an automobile accident.  Shon Lewis Seeley was born on Dec. 25, 1982, a son of Kim and Ann Seeley, brother of Dane Seeley of Troy, Pa. He was a 2001 graduate of Troy High School and a 2005 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Science and a Minor in Agronomy. He co-founded the Penn State Sustainable Agriculture Club and was a Lifetime Member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). While attending college, he met his future wife, Jessica Greenblatt Seeley. They were married Sept. 17, 2006, and resided and worked on his family dairy farm, Milky Way Farms in Troy, Pa.  From a young age, Shon expressed a passion for both farming and sports. Many who knew him could attest to his superior sports commentating skills, whether he was watching a televised Yankees game or participating in a friendly family game of sports.  Shon's talents on the farm were numerous, but in particular one could say he was best with his cows. He knew each of the 270 animals by name and personality, and while normally reserved, would wax poetic about his animals (or dogs) or sustainable farming techniques when asked. His nature was empathetic, compassionate and at times it was hard to slow him down in his quest for the perfect herd or pasture. Being a father was a calling that Shon took to with ease, and he spent countless hours with his son Jack on the farm, and was looking forward to teaching daughter Audra how to bottle-feed calves.  Shon is survived by his wife, Jessica and their children, Jack David and Audra Rebecca, parents, Kim and Ann Seeley and brother, Dane Seeley, all of Troy, Pa.; grandmother, Marie Seeley of Troy; grandpap, Richard Blazek and Rose Davic of Pittsburgh, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Dennis and Jean Seeley of East Aurora, N.Y., Vance and Terry Seeley of Towanda, Pa., Beth and Claude Carman of Troy, Sandy Blazek of Phoenix, Ariz., Richard and Ellen Blazek of Lynchburg, Va., Trish and Charles Kenny of Emsworth, Pa.; in-laws, Michael and Janet Greenblatt of Easton, Pa., and Joyce and Craig Selinger of New Hempstead, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Andrew Greenblatt of Spring Valley, N.Y.; and numerous loving cousins whom he loved and cherished.  He was predeceased by his grandfather, Lewis Seeley; grandmother, Mary Blazek; uncle, Carey Blazek; and cousin, Lance Corporal Patrick Kenny.  The immediate family held a private service Sunday, July 29, 2012, on the family farm in Troy, Pa., officiated by Pastor William Bardo of the Troy First Presbyterian Church.  Interment will be at the Windfall Cemetery in Windfall, Pa., and also at the family farm. Arrangements have been completed by the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home in Troy, Pa.  "Growing up on a farm can bring many emotions to the surface of someone's personality and character. I have experienced excitement, pain, joy, perseverance and many more challenging moments. After all of these years of being on the farm, I wouldn't change any of them. These are the many moments that mold us as human beings." from Shon's Writings. Those who wish, may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund for Sustainable Farming Education, mailed to PASA, P.O. Box 419, Millheim, PA 16854 or online at or the Shon Seeley Memorial Fund for the Benefit of Jack and Audra Seeley, mailed to Monongahela Capital, 800 Cranberry Woods - Suite 200, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.   Star Gazette – August 2, 2012



State police have released the name of the man who was killed in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday evening on the Milan-East Smithfield Road in Smithfield Township, police said.  The accident claimed the life of Shon Seeley, 29, of Troy, state police at Towanda said.  A female member of Seeley's family confirmed that Shon Seeley is a co-owner of the Milky Way Farms business in the Troy area, which includes a farm, restaurant, store and an operation for making dairy products.  Shon Seeley's wife had given birth on Monday, and he was on his way to see her and the baby at the hospital when the accident occurred, the family member said.  The cause of Seeley death was blunt force trauma, Bradford County Deputy Coroner Jay Cummings said.  Seeley was driving a 2012 Subaru Forester east on the Milan-East Smithfield Road near Sanctuary Hill Road when, for an unknown reason, he traveled off the southern side of the roadway and onto the shoulder, according to the state police at Towanda.  Seeley overcorrected and the vehicle traveled back across the roadway and up an embankment, where it struck a tree, continued up the embankment, became airborne, and struck another tree.  The vehicle came to rest on its roof.  The accident occurred at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday. Seeley was pronounced dead at the scene.   Towanda Daily Review – July 26, 2012


SIMMONS David G. Simmons

loving father and grandfather, 71, of Morris, Pa., died July 22, 2012, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.  He was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Rockland Township, Berks County, Pa., the son of George and Leah Sanders Simmons.  David was a retiree of Dana Corp., Reading, Pa., and since 1995 was the head maintenance man at Twin Streams Campground, Morris, Pa.   He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and an active member of the Morris Fire Dept. and Ambulance Association. David is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Robin Simmons of Reading, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Dennis Schappell of Mohrsville, Pa.; five grandsons and one granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean Adam, in 2006.  Friends are invited to call at the Morris-Blackwell United Methodist Church, Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. A memorial service will follow there Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sherri Butters officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David's memory may be made to the Morris Fire Co. Morris, PA 16938.  A service of James A. Carleton Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1470 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – July 29, 2012  


SMITH Ann Eliza Jillson

Dodge County Citizen -- 22 April 1908 -- Page 5

JILLSON-At her home, 113 West Third street, this city. April 22, 1908, of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Ann Eliza Jillson, aged 81 years 9 months and 26 days.   Ann Eliza Smith was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Smith, and was born in Elmira, New York, July 4, 1826. At Horseheads, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1844, she was united in marriage to Leonard Stonemetz. They resided in New York State until Nov., 1859, when they came to Westford, Dodge county, Wis., where they resided on a farm for a few years and afterwards came to Beaver Dam to reside, where Mr. Stonemetz died August 17, 1885. She was married to George Jillson of this city, Dec. 24, 1893, who died March 10, 1908.  Mrs. Jillson has been ill since the early part of January when she was ill with the grippe and never thoroughly recovered from it. She gradually grew weaker and died this morning at 7:15.    She is survived by a younger sister, Mrs. Adeline Stoll of Pine Valley, N.Y., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Frances Killips of Milwaukee, who has been at her bedside and cared for her during her last illness. There also survive three grandchildren -- Robert and ... This is the end of the last line of the second column of the article. Only the first word (or so) of the last column is visible. Five lines are in the last column.    Leonard & Ann are buried in the Beaver Dam Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI.


SMITH Ann Eliza Jillson

Beaver Dam Argus -- 24 April 1908 -- Page 5

JILLSON-- At her home, 113 West Third street, this city, April 22, 1908, of a complication of diseases, Mrs. Ann Eliza Jillson, aged 81 years 9 months and 26 days.  Ann Eliza Smith was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Smith, and born in Elmira, New York, July 4, 1826. At Horseheads, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1844, she was united in marriage to Leonard Stonemetz. They resided in New York State until Nov., 1859, when they came to Westford, Dodge county, Wis., where they resided on a farm for a few years and afterwards came to Beaver Dam to reside, where Mr. Stonemetz died August 17, 1885. She was married to George Jillson of this city, Dec. 24, 1893, who died March 10, 1908.    Mrs. Jillson has been ill since the early part of January when she was ill with the grippe and never thoroughly recovered from it. She gradually grew weaker and died this morning at 7:15.  She is survived by a younger sister, Mrs. Adeline Stoll of Pine Valley, N.Y., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Frances Killips of Milwaukee, who has been at her bedside and cared for her during her last illness. There also survive three grandchildren -- Robert and Fred Killips and Mrs. Carrie Hardtke of Milwaukee.    The funeral will be held at her late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial in the old cemetery.


SMITH, Eva Squires

Mrs. Wilbur Squires, formerly a resident of Mansfield, died October 14 at Plainview, Neb.  Her maiden name was Eva Smith and she was born January 3, 1858 at Tioga, Pa.  She was married to Wilbur Squires February 2, 1879 in Tioga.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Squires is survived by a son and a daughter, W.G. Squires, of Butte, Mont., and Mrs. Franklin Larson, of Plainview, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. B.E. Wilcox, of Columbia X Roads, Pa., and a brother, Meade Smith, of Milan, Pa.   Wellsboro  Agitator 19 November 1919.  


SMITH Harriet Elizabeth Fahr

A kind and loving life was drawn to a close when Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Fahr, wife of John Fahr, died on the evening of Sept. 7 at her home on Hancock street.  She had been ill since the forepart of August, due to an attack of appendicitis, from which she seemed to be recovering.  However, peritonitis developed and caused her death.  Mrs. Fahr was born in 1863 in Wellsboro, Tioga county, Pa., she being the eldest daughter of Harvey H. and Sarah A. Smith.  She was married to Mr. Fahr Oct. 3, 1883, in Delmar, Pa.  The couple after removing to Corning and in the year 1892 came to this city.  Mrs. Fahr was a woman of rare qualities.  She was a high type of Christian womanhood and possessed those endearing traits of character that made her a friend of all who knew her.  She was kind and thoughtful to those dear to her and those who were privileged to number among her acquaintances.  She was a member of the Baptist church and was active in its affair.  She is survived by her husband and one son, William; her mother, Mrs. Sarah A. Smith; one brother, Mell M. Smith; three sisters, Mrs. Warren Perry, Mrs. Rumsey Jones and Mrs. Charles Repart, all of Wellsboro, and one granddaughter, Regina. – Little Fall Times   Wellsboro Agitator, 8 October 1919    


SMITH Richard M. Smith

75, of Mansfield, PA, died on August 1, 2012. He died after a battle with cancer. He was born on January 22, 1937 in Somerville, NJ. He was the son of the late Rev. R. Wesley and Mary (Leonard) Smith. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Newell) Smith, who he married in New Jersey on September 17, 1960. His children: Philip and Sadie (Gross) Smith and children Tiana, Alison, Zianna of Lancaster, PA; Tom and Mary (Smith) Baker and children Benjamin and Joshua of Charlotte, NC; Stephen and Michele (Everly) Smith and children Colin and Ryan of Souderton, PA; Daniel and Sonya (Andrews) Smith and children Elijah, Samuel and Magdalene of Foley, AL; and his brothers William and Mae (Abdelhak) Smith and Arthur and Alice (Gray) Smith, both of New Jersey, and nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard graduated from Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, NJ, attended Western Maryland College in Westminster, MD, served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and served as a Free Methodist Pastor in Ohio. He was a current member and Sunday School Teacher at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, a current member of the Mansfield Men's Chorus, the Lambs Creek Sportsmens Club, and served on the Sullivan Township Tioga County PA Planning Commission.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, 5174 Main Street, Millerton, PA, 16936. The burial will be at the Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg, PA at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the previously mentioned church, a charity of your preference or plant a tree in his honor.  Star Gazette – August 3, 2012   


SPACE Norman James Space

February 4, 1965 - July 23, 2012

He is predeceased by father, Leland Van Pelt, survived by loving family: Elizabeth Jean Nichols, mother; Sylvia Brown, aunt; Nathan James Sams (Robin), son; special friend, Kelli Cutright; special family friend, Donna Van Pelt. There will be a Memorial Celebration at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – August 8, 2012 


SPACE Norman James (Jamie) Space, age 47, formerly of Corning, NY died unexpectedly at his home in Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida, on Monday, July 23, 2012.  He was born February 4, 1965 in Corning, NY.  He had many passions including running his own DJ business; East Coast Entertainment, and Corning Limousine.  He was active in the Neighborhood Watch Program and worked briefly with various local funeral homes most recently, Acly-Stover Funeral Home. He enjoyed working with the public and volunteered with the Red Cross. He loved the beaches and the ocean breezes.  He is survived by his Mother, Betty Nichols of Lawrenceville, PA and his Son, Nathan Sams of Elmira Heights, NY.  Norman was preceded in death by his father, Leland VanPelt. Norman touched the lives of his many friends and family members and will be forever in their thoughts.  At the discretion of the family, there will be no services at this time. There will be a celebration of life announced at a later date.  Corning Leader – August 9, 2012   


STEELE James A. "Jim" Steele

80, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Millerton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2012.  He was born in Millerton, on Jan. 15, 1932, to the late Martin and Lulu (Congdon) Steele.  Jim was employed by Remington Rand for many years and relocated to California, where he later retired. He always enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  Jim was predeceased by his half-sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Glenn Kerrick of Millerton and his nephews Kenneth and Kevin Greenwalt of Lawrenceville.   He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Tuy (Rujeles) Steele of Sun City West, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law, LouAnn and Lauren Stamp of Millerton; daughter, Terry Swilley of Elmira, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Derek Yeomans, Jessica Jungquist, Michael Steele, Matthew Stamp; three great-grandchildren, Alana, Ryan and Tristen Yeomans; sister and brother-in-law, Bertha and Lee Greenwalt of Lawrenceville; brother-in-law, Angel Rujeles of Palmdale, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hugo and Amparo Rujeles of Granada Hills, Calif.; several nieces and nephews and numerous other family members and friends. Upon Jim's request, there were no services.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 31, 2012    


STEVENS Henry Daniel Stevens

age 71, of Dushore, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport.  Danny was born in Norristown on April 17, 1941 son of the late Howard and Ruth Copeland Stevens. He graduated from the Wissahickon High School a member of the class of 1959, and married Norma Jean Bailiff of Germantown on Feb. 24, 1968 and they celebrated their 38 wedding anniversary before Norma predeceased him on Oct. 12, 2006.  Danny was a road supervisor for Blue Bell Township, Montgomery County until he retired. He has been a summer resident of Cherry Township for 44 years.  He was a highly decorated lifetime member of the Centre Square Fire Co., Centre Square. They resided in Blue Bell for 35 years until moving here full time in 2003.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Elmer R. Nester of Mildred; three grandchildren and spouses Michelle and Mark Zimmerman of Lansdale, Marie Nester of Mildred and Meredith and Ronald "Kip" Lowrey of Mildred; ten great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday from at the May Funeral Home, Main Street and Elm Avenue in North Wales.  The family will provide the flowers and request at memorials be directed to the charity of your choice.  Towanda Daily Review – July 31, 2012




The farm of James Stewart on Campbell Creek, five miles northwest of Bath, was the scene of a tragedy Oct. 2, when Edward Stewart and his son, Archie, were killed outright, and Joshua Stewart and Raymond Dentlinger injured.  A steam boiler, driving a threshing engine, exploded, the force of the explosion causing the barn to collapse and take fire, burning with all its contents.  The engine had not been in use lately, and was placed in commission to do a job of threshing.  Edward Stewart noted that the gauge registered pressure of 100 pounds and climbed up beside the engine in an effort to adjust the safety valve.  Mr. Stewart was in that position when the explosion occurred.  His body was thrown a distance of six rods, and mangled beyond recognition.  As the explosion occurred, the heavy engine was thrown directly over the top of the separator, landing inside the barn.  The explosion caused the barn to collapse; both side walls fell towards the center, and the roof caved in.  Archie Stewart, the son, was engaged in work on the separator.  He was drawn into the moving machine and the roof then collapsing, all efforts to recover his body were useless and he burned with the building.  The fire communicated to an adjoining wagon shed, and that too burned with wagons, implements and farm machinery.  In the barn were 100 tons of hay and other products, the fire representing a loss of upwards of $8000.  Wellsboro Agitator, 8 October 1919. 



Dodge County Citizen -- 20 August 1885 -- Page 3

SUDDEN DEATH OF L. STONMETZ - This gentleman, a well-known and highly respected resident of this city, who was around as usual on Friday last, was taken ill that evening, with what he and his wife supposed to be dumb ague, an affliction he had been subject to for years, and no alarm was felt. The disease he contracted in early life while a boatman on the Erie Canal, and it would reappear each year, and often two or three times in the course of a year. Mrs. S. had always treated him at such times, giving him, as recommended by a physician years ago, a certain quantity of morphine. Accordingly, on Friday evening, the symptoms of the old trouble appearing, she took up her established line of treatment, giving him morphine, but not the usual quantity as it was nearly exhausted. He himself complained that it was not sufficient. Saturday evening, the patient not improving but becoming worse as new and startling symptoms appeared, which proved to be those of erysipelas, she sent for Dr. Talbert, and procured in the meantime six grains of morphine. Dr. T. not getting the word, did not see the patient until Sunday morning, when he prescribed for him. The erysipelas at that time was quite markedly developed, and yet the case was promising well. He, in his suffering, demanded his old anodyne, and she gave the usual quantity at two different times, taking a similar dose herself. Dr. Talbert again called at 3 P.M. Sunday. During the evening Dr. McClure was called in consultation, and they found him stupified with morphine, as Dr. Talbert told them in the afternoon, and pronounced his case hopeless. He died about 8 o'clock Monday morning.  Tuesday afternoon, C. Hemmy, Esq. and a jury composed of W.C. Griffis, Theo. Huth. H. Booth, John C. Zancor, Conrad Keller and C. Starkwether, held an inquest, to determine in what manner and by what means Mr. Stonmetz came to his death. The testimony of Mrs. L. Stonmetz, wife of deceased, Mrs. F. Killips, daughter of deceased, and Drs. Talbert and McClure, and Peter Beule, druggist was taken. Mrs. Stonmetz said the morphine was given him by her, as on previous occasions, at his request, and given as above stated. Mrs. Killips substantially corroborated it. The doctors testified that in Mr. Stonmetz condition, sufficient morphine was unintentionally given to produce death. Mr. Beule testified of six grains purchased at his store by Mrs. Stonmetz and said about five grains remained of the quantity purchased of him. The testimony showing the death to be clearly accidental, the jury rendered as their verdict "That L. Stonmetz came to his death by an overdose of morphine, administered to him by his wife, through ignorance of the amount necessary for a dose and the effects it would produce."  The truth of the case seems clearly, that the new complications, which Mrs. S. could not be expected to grasp, made the old treatment that had been comparatively harmless, serious and even fatal; just as too much food, after the breaking of fevers, will cause relapse and death.



DIED - STONMETZ- At his home in the 4th ward of this city, Aug. 17, 1885, LEONARD STONMETZ, aged 66 years, 4 months and 28 days.   Leonard Stonmetz was born in Durhamville, Oneida Co., N.Y., March 20th, 1819. While quite a lad, his father, Jacob Stonmetz and family, moved to Catlin, Chenango Co., same state. He was, when young, a canal-driver on the Erie Canal, and rose from that position to be owner and captain of his boat. He was married to Ann Eliza Smith, at Horseheads, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1844. They moved from Elmira, N.Y., where they had temporarily sojourned, to Westford Wis., in Nov. 1859. Six years subsequently, they removed to Randolph. At this place, he professed conversion to the christian religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1870, he took up his residence in Calamus, and from thence removed to Beaver Dam in 1875.    He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, two brothers and four sisters, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Frank Killips, of this city.    Mr. Stonmetz was an exemplary citizen, a good neighbor, and a methodical and thorough business man. He seemed to have a premonition of his approaching death, for, only a few days before the event, he talked freely of the final summons that might come at any time, and expressed satisfaction that his business matters were all arranged with a view to this contingency. He was also seen to be in deep meditation and secret prayer.  Our departed brother will be missed in the church and in the community.   Leonard & Ann are buried in the Beaver Dam Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI.



Beaver Dam Argus -- 20 August 1995 -- Page 3

DIED - STONEMETZ-- At his home in this city, Monday, August 17, 1885, LEONARD STONEMETZ in his 67th year.

Leonard Stonemetz was born in Durhamville, Montgomery Co., N.Y., March 10th 1819. While quite young, his father, Jacob Stonemetz and family moved to Callin, Chemung Co., in the same state. He was first a canal-driver on the Erie canal, and rose from that position to be owner and captain of his boat. He was married to Ann Eliza Smith, at Horseheads, N.Y., Dec. 18th, 1844. They moved from Elmira, in the same state, where they had lived temporarily, to Westford, Wis., in 1859. Six years subsequently, they removed to Randolph. At this place he professed religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1870 he took up his residence in Calamus, and from thence came to Beaver Dam in 1875. He leaves to mourn his loss a a widow, two brothers and four sisters, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Frances Killips of this city. Mr. Stonemetz was an exemplary citizen, a good neighbor, and a methodical and thorough business man. He seemed to have a premonition of his approaching death, for only a few days before the event, he talked freely of the final summons that might come at any time, and expressed satisfaction that his business matters were all arrayed with a view to this contingency. He was also seen to be in deep meditation and secret prayer. Our departed brother will be missed in the church and in the community.


SYKES Wilber J.

Wilber J. Sykes, aged 37 years, died at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, at the Corning hospital as a result of injuries to his back four months ago at Addison when he was caught between two freight cars, while employed by the B.&.S. Railroad.  His home was in Galeton, Pa.  The remains were taken to Galeton, Pa., for burial.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter.   Wellsboro Agitator, 1 October 1919. 


TALADA Madeline J. Yaples

81, died on July 25, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  She was the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Talada.  She is survived by her children: Gloria Grant of Arizona, and William and Nancy Bubb of Erin, N.Y.; sisters: Thelma Vanduzer, Clara Mullen, Charlotte Chamberlain Rowe; and sister-in-law Jane Yaples.  It was her wish that no funeral service be held.  Sayre Morning Times – August 2, 2012  



Corning Evening Leader – Monday, May 19, 1947

WOODHULL — Elson W. Thomas died at his home Sunday following an extended illness.  He was born July 20, 1870 In Troupsburg, the son of Sylvanius and Electa Northrup Thomas.  Surviving are his widow, Synthia Kinney Thomas, two daughters, Mrs. Edith Gingrich and Miss Mary Thomas, both of Cortland; three sons Henry Thomas, of Toledo, O(Hio); Raymond and Sheldon Thomas of Woodhull; one sister, Mrs. Mary Barton of Pulteney.  The funeral will be conducted at the family home Wednesday at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Joseph Feyrer, pastor of Woodhull Baptist Church. Interment will be in Borden.


VAUGHAN Thomas Darden Vaughan

70, died July 25, 2012 in The Woodlands, Texas surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 18, 1942 in Elmira, N.Y. to the late Evan and Margaret Darden Vaughan. Tom is survived by his daughters Marnie Williams and husband Kyle (Cobleskill, N.Y.) and Nikki Vaughan Maczko and husband Tim (The Woodlands, Texas); grandchildren Nathan, Zachary and Matthew Williams, Courtney and Sydney Maczko; sisters Mary (Ed) Siergiej of Colorado, Ardythe Walters of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth Haight of Texas; brothers Jim (Sis) Vaughan of Virginia, David (Jean) Vaughan of Texas and Joseph (Suzanne) Vaughan of Florida, who will be lovingly caring for Tom's faithful dog, Flower. Tom was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Daniel Haight and nephew, Andrew Vaughan.  Tom graduated from Troy High School, Troy, Pa. in 1960. He began working at an early age doing odd jobs to earn money around the Troy area. Early in his career he was employed with Acme Supermarket and later with Grand Union, managing grocery stores across the Pennsylvania and New York areas. Upon retiring in 1997, Tom moved to Texas. Tom was an avid gardener and reader and loved to watch basketball and football. What he loved most however was his children, grandchildren and extended family. Nothing made him happier than to watch his grandchildren play their favorite sports or activities.  Tom was a giving, caring man who enriched everyone's life he touched. He will be missed by all who were blessed enough to know him.  A celebration of Thomas's life is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at St. John's Catholic Church in Troy, Pa. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m.  In memory of Tom, for those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Conroe, Texas, who Tom supported over the years.   Towanda Daily Review – August 1, 2012   


WACLAWIK Matthew S. Waclawik

88, of Wellsboro, died at Solders & Sailors Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 29, 2012.  Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Griesel Jimenez Stodder Funeral Home, 10240 St. Ewing Ave., Chicago, Ill. Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Chicago, Ill. Local arrangements are provided by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 1, 2012 


WAINWRIGHT Richard L. Wainwright

age 75, of Painted Post, NY, died August 2, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.   Richard was born May 3, 1937 in Corning, NY.  He was the son of the late Everett Wainwright and Winifred (Wilson) White.   Richard was an avid military collector and dealer.  He was a member of the Corning VFW, the Campbell American Legion, and The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society in Allentown, PA.   Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He had a very strong faith in his Lord and enjoyed reading his bible.   He will be deeply missed by his wife of 53 years Donna (Furney) Wainwright; his daughter Brenda (Vernon) VanZile of Campbell, NY; sisters: Betty (Robert) Larrison of Corning, NY, and Nonie (Jerry Schichtel) Cahue of Caton, NY; brother, Jack (Jackie) Wainwright of Hartford City, IN; grand-children: Patrick (Crystal) VanZile, Leanna (Chad) Whitney, Ryan (Jocelyn) VanZile, and Amy (David) Sullivan; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.   Richard was predeceased by his daughter Teresa Lynn Wainwright on March 9, 1976.   Funeral services will be private.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. NY.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the: American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, Second Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.   Corning Leader – August 4, 2012   


WALTZ Rosalie L. Connelly

65, of Mansfield, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Towanda, the daughter of Ornan and Helen Tuttle Waltz.  Rosalie retired from nursing at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, serving as a board member at Mission Central, and as a member of the United Methodist Women, and working with Seeds of Hope.  She is survived by two daughters, Marie (Randy) Davis of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Rachael Schrader of Dayton, Ohio; two grandsons, Randall and Justin Davis; her sister, Betty Jane Waltz (Scott) Hall of Springville, and her nephews, Chris Hall of Danville and Dennis Hall of Springville.  Friends were invited to call today, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Funeral services followed there at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Jonathan West officiating. Burial was in Bloomingrove Cemetery, Cogan Station.    


WENTWORTH Villa Herald Tenbroeck 

Lawrenceville, Oct. 27 – Mrs. Villa Tenbroeck died at her home on Tuesday, after a short illness of paralaysis.  She was 59 years old.  She was born at Jasper, N.Y.  Her maiden name was Villa Wentworth.  She was twice married.  Her first husband was Rowley Herald.  Her second husband, Fred Tenbroeck, survives.  She was an industrious, Christian woman and will be greatly missed.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, Merna Herland and Earl Herald, who recently returned from France; also two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Brockway and Mrs. Townsend.  The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. David Pitts  officiating.  Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.   



? Mary A. Gaylord – Mrs. Mary A. Gaylord, aged 76 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Spaulding, in Corning, at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning, after an illness of eight weeks.  Mrs. Gaylord came to Corning eight years ago from Perry, N.Y. and Corning had since been her home.  Besides the daughter at whose home she died she is survived by the following daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Leet, of Corning, and Mrs. James Cole, of Tioga, Pa.  The funeral was held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Spaulding.  Rev. MacMullen, of Pittsburgh, Pa., officiated; interment at Mansfield, Pa.   Wellsboro Agitator 22 October 1919.   


? Caroline Green

Mrs. Caroline Green, widow of the late Rev. A.W. Green, a former pastor of the M.E. Church in Blossburg, died at her home in Syracuse recently, after a short illness.  In 1904 Rev. and Mrs. Green came to Blossburg and during the six years that they spent there made many friends.  She is survived by one son, James, who is a student at the Mechanic Institute, Rochester.   Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.     

? Mary Ann Hanssen

age 89, formerly of Coopers Plains NY died peacefully Friday, July 27, 2012 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. Mary was born February 3, 1923 at Corning, NY. She attended St. Mary’s school, Corning graduated from Corning Free Academy, and then from Elmira Business Institute. Mary was married to Harold Barrett in 1946, he predeceased her in 1969.  In 1974, she married I. Ralph Hanssen of Bath, NY, he predeceased her in 1989. She was employed by the Corning School District as a secretary for twenty five years.  Mary was the planner of the Erwin Senior Citizens day trips, a position that she enjoyed greatly. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post, and Erwin Senior Center.  She is survived by two daughters:  Kathleen (H. John) Roberts of East Rochester, NY and Marilynn (Kenneth) McCort of Elmira, NY, two step children; step children David (Betty) Hanssen of Rhode Island and Kristina (Ron) Adams of Texas, granddaughter, Laura (Frank) Stamski of Webster, NY; granddaughter, Elizabeth (John) McCusker of Park Ridge, NJ; Granddaughter, Rebecca (Neil) Comstra of Farmington, NY; grandson, Brian McCort of Aberdeen, MD; Granddaughter, Katie McCort of Elmira, NY, granddaughter Andrea Hanssen of Rhode Island, granddaughter Cassandra Adams of Texas, grandson Jeremiah Adams of Texas, seven great grandchildren and several cousins, a niece and nephews.   The family wishes to express their gratitude for the care given to Mary at Elcor, Arnot Ogden Medical Center staff in units 3-C and 4-B. Friends will be received Tuesday July 31st from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W Pulteney St. Corning.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday August 1st at 10:00am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 115 E. High Street, Painted Post celebrated by Rev. John Forni. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Marys’ name be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Corning Leader – July 30, 2012  


? Sarah McCollum – Mrs. Sarah McCollum, widow of Jacob McCollum, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Loope, in Elmira, Saturday evening.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Loope, and three sisters, Mrs. Mahala Cupocukoplin, of Lindley; Mrs. Rebecca Baker of Addison, and Mrs. Mary Baker, of Osceola.   Wellsboro Agitator 19 November 1919.    

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