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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
ALLEN - Baxter, Mrs. Carrie (Caroline) -aged 71, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Jennings, Granville Center Friday morning, March 15, 1946. She is survived by four daughters-Mrs. Lawrence Jennings, Mrs. Robert Bailey, Canton, Mrs. Frank Porter, Sugar Run and Mrs. Robert Crane, Granville Center; one son Walter, Columbia Cross Roads. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm. from the Granville Center Church of Christ. Rev. Garth Maynard with burial in Granville.
DAVID L. ALLEN, 79, OF Granville Summit RD 1, died Feb. 6, 1985, at his home. Mr. Allen was born Nov. 11, 1905 in W. Burlington Township, the son of Charles and Cora Simpson Allen. He was a retired dairy farmer and was also known for raising sheep. Mr. Allen was a member of the Towanda Valley Grange No. 204 for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers’ Association; served on the board of the ASCS of Bradford County Sheep and Wool Growers Association for may years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Neva Allen of Granville Summit; four grandchildren, Paul, Penny, Clara Dee and Carl, all of Granville Summit; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Allen was predeceased by his wife the former Margaret Johnston, who died March 15, 1976. The funeral and committal services were held Saturday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Darris Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment was in Granville Center Cemetery. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Gideons Bible Association. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MILLARD J. AMMERMAN, 84, Granville Summit, PA died Monday, March 16, 1993 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born April 14, 1908 in Granville Summit, son of Johnson and Sadie Walborn Ammerman. He was a farmer for many yeas and was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for ten years. He is survived by children, Sharon Sweeney of Roaring Branch, May Dunbar of Troy, Allen Ammerman of Troy RR 3, Shirley Spaulding of Cayuta, NY, Marie Dunbar of Rome, and Kathy Putnam of Troy; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Ammerman, on March 26, 1992 and a son, Milton Ammerman, in 1970. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 18 with Larry Bratton of the Granville Center Church of Christ officiating and interment to be in Granville Center Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register
RANDY M. AMMERMAN, 26, of Troy RR 2 died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1994. He was a 1985 graduate of Troy High School. He was formerly employed at Cards Furniture Store, Troy, and was currently employed with Cummings Lumber, Troy. Mr. Ammerman was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton, and the Sons of the Troy American Legion. He loved all sports and was a Dallas Cowboy fan. Surviving are his mother Cindy Ammerman of Troy; sister, Kandy Ammerman Lantz of Troy RR 3; a nephew, Curtis Andrew Ammerman Lantz; maternal grandparents, Lloyd Jones of Towanda RR 3 and Barbara Jones of Mansfield; grandparents, Gordie and Leona Spaulding of Cayuta, N.Y.; aunt Patricia Spaulding of Cayuta, N.Y.; uncle Allen Ammerman of Troy RR 2; uncle and aunt Larry and Shirley Spaulding of Cayuta; aunt Mae Dunbar of Granville Summit; aunt Sharon Sweeney of Roaring Branch, Pa.; aunt Marie Dunbar of Rome; uncle and aunt Dale and Kathy Putnam of Troy; uncle and aunt Lonnie and Rose Jones of Mansfield; uncle Robert Jones of Mansfield; uncle and aunt Dale and Colleen Jones of Mainesburg, Pa.; uncle and aunt, PN5 William and Susan Jones, with the U.S. Navy in Bermuda; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Milton Ammerman, in 1970. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton. The celebrant will be Father Bert Kozen. Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DONALD B. ANDRUS, 74, of RD 1, Granville Summit, died Jan. 5, 1982 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Mr. Andrus was born July 30, 1907 in Canton, Pa., a son of Howard and Catherine Barnes Andrus. He was a former school teacher and he owned and operated the Granville Center Store for 16 years. Donald retired as a bookkeeper and weigh master at the former Grover Farms Corp., Grover, Pa. He was a member and deacon of the Granville Center Church of Christ, a member of the Canton F & AM Lodge No. 415, the Towanda Masonic Lodge of Perfection and the Williamsport Consistory. He was also an Army veteran of World War I. Mr. Andrus is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Johnston, to whom he was married 50 years Nov. 28, 1981; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald Mark and Carol Andrus of Lincolndale, N.Y.; four granddaughters, Kathleen Zucardo of Terrytown, N.Y. and Deborah, Denise and Donna Andrus, all of Lincolndale, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Glenn of Lady Lake, Fla. and Catherine Tunning of Elmira; a brother, Ira Andrus of Beverly, N.J. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jack Kingsbury, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Granville Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHN W. BAILEY of Granville Township, Pa. Funeral was held Wednesday (Nov. 28, 1940) at the home. Mr. Bailey, 72 a lifelong resident of the Canton area, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1940 at the family home. He was a director of the Grange Fire Insurance Company for 16 years, secretary of the Granville Telephone Company and was an active member of the IOOF. He leaves his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Williams, Troy. Buried Granville Center Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/28/1940
BAILEY - At the time of his death in 1822, the Towanda newspaper The Settler wrote of Oliver Bailey,
"Mr. Bailey was a soldier of two wars. He served through the whole of the old French War and was one of the first who asserted our independence in 1775. He served through the whole of that ardous struggle for liberty and was in many of the most important battles. He was one of the most respected and first settlers of Franklin (then including part of Granville), having resided in that place 19 years. He had 12 children, all of whom lived to have families and to an advanced age."
The Bailey family lived in Haddam, CT from its beginnings in 1662. Some years after his marriage in 1761, Oliver Bailey moved his family to Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. By 1803 Oliver and Hannah (Scoville) had moved to Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Four of his children stayed in Massachusetts: Oliver, Jr., Phebe, Hannah, and Mary (called Polly).
OLIVER5 b. 22 March 1762
KETURAH5 b. 4 October 1763, m Uriah Baxter; children: Keturah, m. Elarn Parkhurst; Chauncy, m. Nancy Vroman; Betsy, m. Simon West; Hannah, m. Benjamin West; Ezra, m. Charity Ann Vroman; Oliver, m. Ruth Ross; Roxy Ann, m. John Vroman
THOMAS5 b. 11 February 1765, m. 1788 Esther Smith.
MARTHA5 b. 5 May 1767, m. Jeremiah Taylor; children: Jeremiah, m. "Polly" White (her sister m. Samuel Bailey, son of Timothy); Silvester, m. Susanna DeWitt; Levi, m. (1) Louisa Holcomb (daughter of Sterling); m. (2) Mary Landon; m. (3) Sarah Cainpbell Abigail, m. Isaac Putman.
HANNAH5 b. 27 March 1769; m. Elisha Harris of Great Barrington, Mass. having one son WiIliam, m. Rockafellow. Hannah d. early in her married life.
PHEBE5 b. 16 June 1771; m. 31 August 1794 David Wilcox of Great Barrington; children Alanson, m. Nash of Stockbridge, Mass; Clark, m. Van Dusen, of Great Barrington, Mass.
MARY "POLLY"5 b. 10 October 1773, m. Elijah Harris, brother of Elish named above, of Great Barrington, and they had one son George, m. (1) Avery, m. (2) Cross. Elijah Harris died early.
SCOVILLE5 b. 24 September 1775, m. Jerusha Hale of Haddam, Conn; children: Julius, m. Sarah Spencer; Jerusha, m. Luman Putnam; Eliza, m. John Taylor; Rezekiah, m. Katy McElwain; Harry, m. Amanda Churchill; Ambrose, d.y.; Robert, m. (1) Mariette Robbins, m. (2) Lucia B Jerusha (Hale) Bailey m. (2) Dr. Samuel Shepard.
TIMOTHY5 b. 24 November 1777, m. Eleanor Harris, d. Granville Center, Pa.
DAVID5 b. 20 October 1779; m. (1) Lucy Spalding, no children, m. (2) Louisa Loomis, one son William, m. Pepper.
EZRA5 b. 10 August 1781, m. Lydia Andrus, of Great Barrington; children: Elisha, m. Betsy Vroman; Alanson, m. (1) Susan Swayne, m. (2) Harriet Wilcox; Elon A., m. Sarah Holcomb, daughter of Sterling; Pheba, m. Sullivan Morse; Julia, m. Henry Saxton; Sophia, m. Salem Stone; Alva, d. unm.
PRUDENCE5 b. 17 October 1784, m. Hugh Holcomb, son of Eli & Hannah (Crofut)
Oliver Bailey was a private in the Company of Capt. Higgins of Haddam, Col. William Douglas' 5th Battalion, Wadsworth's brigade, raised June, 1776, to reinforce Washington's army at New York; he was in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. Oliver Bailey is buried in the Granville Center, Penna, cemetery where numerous of his descendants are also buried.
I have added the names of Oliver and Hannah's children as I received them from the BCHS without change. I cannot verify the accuracy of those comments. Jerry England email@example.com
BAILEY Robert A-Canton, Dec 11-61, died at the family home Wednesday evening. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Spencer of Canton; two sons, Harold of Canton and Lawrence of Pine Valley, NY; one brother, Orris of Canton. Funeral services will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Granville Center. Rev. Russell Camp officiating.
BALDWIN Willliam-aged 83 and a lifelong resident of Granville, died on Sunday, August 29, 1948, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He was a member of the Granville Center, I O O F for over 65 years and a member of the Granville Center Grange for about the same period. He is survived by one son, Howard, Granville Center; three grandchildren and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held from the Granville Center Church of Christ, Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Rev. O D Young, with burial in the Granville Center Cemetery.
BALLARD –MARIAN E. BALLARD BAXTER, 91, Troy, Pa. died September 1, 2003 at the DarWay Nursing Home. Born on November 3, 1911 in Springfield Twp. She was the daughter of the late Denton and Mary (Brooks) Ballard. Mrs. Baxter was a teacher in the Troy School District for 28 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Leona United Methodist Church and was active in the PA Association of School Retirees. She enjoyed flower gardens, sewing and reading. Surviving are her son, A. Randall (Beverly) Baxter and daughter, Nancy A. Baxter, troy, PA; four grandchildren, Heather A. LoBue, Pittsburgh; Jackie (Bill) Stalter, Harrisburg; Barry Morgan, Troy; Mary (Shawn) Weaver, Troy; 21 great-grandchildren and close friends, Ina Schucker and Verena Crane, Troy. In addition to her parents she as predeceased by her husband, Almen Z. Baxter in 1983. The funeral service was held at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, September 5th with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment was in the Granville Center Cemetery, Granville, PA. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. –Towanda Daily Review.
BASSETT, Helen "MC ELROY" – Mrs. Wallace McElroy died very suddenly of heart failure on Wednesday evening, May 28. She had been in her usual health and was out calling at a neighbor’s in the evening. Upon returning to the house she retired and about half an hour later her husband went to her room and spoke to her and as she did not reply he called their daughter, Mrs. Frank BASSETT, with whom they have lived for several years, and upon entering the room she discovered that her mother had expired. Mrs. McElroy was 78 years of age and is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. E. E. MANLEY of New Salem, Pa., Mrs. Furman BEARDSLEY of Rochester, and Mrs. Frank BASSETT of Granville, all of whom were present at her funeral. Funeral services were held from the house on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by Rev. George Morse. Interment was in Granville cemetery. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. TGR 1913
BAUMAN - FRANCES PORTER
Frances Bauman Porter, 79, of Mesa, AZ, died Monday, October 12, 1992 in the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ. Mrs. Porter was born June 20, 1913 at Steubenville, OH, a daughter of William and Jennie Martin Bauman. She ws a graduate of the former Mansfield State Teachers College in Mansfield and taught school in LeRoy and substitute taught in Corning, NY where she resided for 30 years. In 1971 Mrs. Porter moved to Arizona. She was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Sandra P. and Thomas Malley of Scottsdale, AZ; daughter-in-law, Brenda Porter of Provo, Utah; brother, Leamon Bauman of LeRoy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Porter was predeceased by her husband, Willard Porter, in 1971 and a son, Dr. Lynn W. Porter in 1990. Funeral services were conducted October 17 at the Granville Center Church of Christ with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in the Granville Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ of the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Porter's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 22, 1992)
BAXTER - ELLEN JENNINGS
Ellen Baxter Jennings, 80, of Clifton Springs, NY and formerly of Porter Road, Troy, PA died July 3, 1990 at the Ontario County Health Facility in Canandaigua, NY. Born October 12, 1909 in Troy Township, she was a daughter of Wilbur and Caroline Allen Baxter. Mrs. Jennings was a graduate of Mansfield University and taught elementary school in the Troy Area School District until her retirement in 1970. She was instrumental in having the Taylor Housemaintained. The house is located in Granville Center and built in 1819. Mrs. Jennings is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Walter Allen of Clifton Springs, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Wilbur and Joy Jennings of Troy RD 2; grandchildren, Keith Jennings, Cindy Jennings, Mark Allen, Christine Allen and Marcia Allen; a great-granddaughter, Amber Allen; sister, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Crane of Troy RD 2; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Jennings, in 1980. Funeral services were held July 7 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Taylor House Memorial Fund, c/o Jean B. Crane, RD 2, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)
BAXTER –JEAN (BAXTER) CRANE, 91, of Troy RR 2, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor. Jean was born on Dec. 14, 1911 in Troy, Pa. She was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Carrie (Allen) Baxter. Mrs. Crane was very active with the Bradford County Historical Society and especially enjoyed helping with the restoration of Granville Center’s oldest house. Throughout life, Jean’s main interest encompassed her home and family. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gary Packard of Millersburg, Pa., four sons and daughters-in-law, William and Betty Crane of Covington, Pa., Russell “Stub” and Phyllis Crane and Fred and Verena Crane all of Troy, Ralph and Phyllis Crane of Canton, 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years Robert on Dec. 30, 1993, and four siblings, Ruth Hicks Bailey, Ellen Jennings, Walter Baxter and Harriet Porter. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton. A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Crane’s life will immediately follow with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy, officiating. A private burial will be held in the Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Granville Center Cemetery Association or to a charity of one’s choice in Jean B. Crane’s loving memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BAXTER –LOUISE L. (BAXTER) KLAWIER – On October 7th, 2006 Laura Louise (Baxter) Klawier, 90 formerly of Bailey’s Corners died at Westminster Presbyterian Health Care Center in Louisville, KY. Born August 26, 1916 in Bailey’s Corners she was the daughter of the late Howard and Laura (Innes) Baxter. She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1934 and worked locally for two attorneys as well as the Rural Electrification Authority in Mansfield. At the beginning of the Second World War she worked for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. and continued to work for various governmental agencies until retirement. Mrs. Klawier resided in Tacoma Park, MD until 1996 when she moved to Louisville to be near her son and family. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Treaty Oak Chapter, O.E.S. as well as PGM of the Grand Chapter of District of Columbia. Surviving are her son, Wayne (& Patricia) Klawier; grandson Andrew Klawier; step-grandchildren, Lindsey (& Christopher) Northam, all of Louisville; and Eric Burk, Florida; great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Samuel Northam, Louisville; sister, Martha Jean Wood, Canton; nephews, Hiram Wood III (& Adele), Wellerbach, Germany and Michael (Doris) Wood, Canton and brother-in-law, Eugene Klawier, Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Klawier in 1964; sister-in-law, Rae Klawier; brother-in-law, Hiram G. Wood Jr. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday October 14 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton which will include an O.E.S. service. A memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. James House officiating. Interment will be in the Granville Center Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DR. MAX D. BAXTER, 95, formerly of Waverly, NY, died Feb. 21, 1985, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. He was born August 10, 1889, in Granville Center. He was the husband of the late Maude Clark Baxter. Dr. Baxter had practiced dentistry in Waverly for 64 years. He is survived by a son, Clark Baxter, Lowman, NY; daughter-in-law, Elinor Baxter, Lowman, NY; two daughters, Mary Eleanor Foehrkolb, Rock Island, IL, Barbara Grace, of Grand Rapids, MI; two sisters, Mrs. Leota VanHorn, Granville Center, Mrs. Jeanette Kampel, New York City, NY; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services for the funeral and committal were held at the Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly, on Monday, with the Rev. Bruce Gallup, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Granville Cemetery.
MITCHEL L. ‘SAM’ BAXTER, 69, Canton, died unexpectedly April 21, 1999 at his home. Born December 11, 1929 in Granville Summit, he was the son of the late Laurence and Margaret Rogers Baxter. He was employed as a truck driver for various companies throughout the area until his retirement. In earlier years he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed car racing. Mr. Baxter was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. Surviving are a brother, Willard “Tom” Baxter, Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Silas, Alex, Phillip, Ronald, Roger and Lyle Baxter. Family and friends gathered at a graveside service, April 23 at the Granville Center Cemetery, with the rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. The family suggest memorials be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Mitchell L. “Sam” BAXTER, 69, of Canton, PA, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at his home. Born on December 11, 1929 in Granville Summit, PA he was a son of the late Laurence and Margaret Rogers Baxter. Sam was employed as a truck driver for various companies throughout the area until his retirement. He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. He is survived by a brother, Willard “Tom” Baxter of Canton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brothers, Silas, Alec, Philip, Ronald, Roger and Lyle Baxter. Graveside services were held April 23 at the Granville Center Cemetery with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Baxter’s memory. Troy Gazette Register
PHILLIP U. BAXTER SR., 65, of 55 Ballard St., Troy, died Monday, Dec. 18, 1989 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1924 in Granville Township, Pa., the son of Lawrence and Margaret Rogers Baxter. He was a retired farmer in Granville Center and later worked on construction in Florida. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Award, World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the European-African Middle Easter Campaign Medical with five Bronze Stars. Mr. Baxter was a member of the IOOF Lodge in Granville Center for many years. He is survived by his mother, Margaret B. Wheeler of Troy, Pa.; sons, Dale Baxter of Roaring Branch; Donald Baxter of Millerton, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Vickie Zurand of Elmira; three grandchildren; brothers, Tom Baxter of Troy, Mitchell Baxter of Troy, Alex Baxter of Florida, Lyle Baxter of Holcomb, N.Y.; roger Baxter of Canton; several cousins; nieces, nephews and aunts. Mr. Baxter was predeceased by a son, Phillip Baxter Jr. in 1967 and a daughter, Sharon Lee Baxter, in 1965. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. George W. Ogden Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
BAXTER - Granville Center News) Ralph, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Baxter, died at the home of Roy Dockstader, at Elmira Heights, on Wednesday, September 27th. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of the little one’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Baxter, near here, and burial was made in Granville Center cemetery. The family, which has lived in South Dakota for nearly two years, was returning to this place and the child was taken ill en route. Reaching Elmira, medical assistance was secured, and it was thought best not to try to come farther with it, but to take it to the home of Mr. Dockstader, a relative, where it died several days later. The home coming of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter is a sad one, for they have suffered the loss of a brother and a son within the past few days, and the heartfelt sympathy of the community goes to them. TGR 1911
ROGER W. BAXTER, 57, Canton, died May 29, 1996, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a period of declining health. Born February 2, 1939, in Sayre. He was the son of Margaret Rogers Wheeler and the late Laurence Baxter. Mr. Baxter enjoyed nature and the outdoors. In earlier years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. His hobbies include classic cars and spending time with his grandchildren. On October 7, 1967, he married the former Verna (McIlwain) Bryington in the East Troy United Methodist Parsonage. Surviving are: his mother; a son and his fiancee, Jordan W. Baxter and Patricia Williams, both of Canton; a daughter, Jennie L. Battison, Youngstown, OH; five stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lyle Baxter, Canandaiqua, NY, Mitchell and Willard T. Baxter, both of Canton; several nieces, nephews, cousins. Mr. Baxter was predeceased by his wife Verna (McIlwain) Bryington, January 4, 1996, an infant brother and three brothers; Alex, Phillip and Ronald Baxter. The funeral service was held at the Pepper funeral Home, Canton, June 1 with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment was in the Granville Center Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Donald Sechrist Sr., Bob Patterson, Randy Porter, Jule Putnam, Garry Baumunk, and his son Jordan Baxter. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Baxter’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Roland BAXTER died last Friday at the Blossburg hospital from an illness caused by exceedingly hot weather of last July, during which time he received a prostration approximating sunstroke. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Baxter, and is survived by his parents, his wife, Millie (VanBuskirk) Baxter, and two small children; and by two sisters, Myrtle and Bessie Baxter, and two brothers, Harley and Claude Baxter, as well. The deceased was well known here where he had spent his boyhood years, and was generally liked by all. For a few years past, with his family, he had resided on Armenia mountain. Stricken in the prime of life, his death is a heavy blow to his family and friends, and the sympathy of all in the community goes to those who are thus bereaved. Funeral of the deceased was held at the parental home near here at 1 p.m. Sunday, Rev. J. C. Bryan officiating, and burial was made in Granville Center cemetery. TGR 1911
BENNETT - KELLY, Frances K.
Age 92, formerly of the Alba, PA area, died peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2008, in Lake Placid, NY. Born in Elmira, NY, on July 18, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Noel and Katie (Pickel) Bennett. Frances had been married to Rev. Ronald Kelly for 57 years until his death in October, 1992. Surviving are her children, Ronald (Cece) Kelly, Williamsport, PA, Earl (Sylvia) Kelly, Montrose, PA, Howard (Patricia) Kelly, Dover, PA, Richard (Ellen) Kelly, Canastota, NY, and Beverly Roache, Lake Placid; 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Barbara) Bennett, Fort Myers, FL, Paul (Margaret) Bennett, Satsuma, FL, and Robert (Patricia) Bennett, Erin, NY. In addition to her beloved husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Elna. Friends may call 7 - 9 p.m., Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, PA. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday at the Alba First Christian Church with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Burial will follow in Granville Center Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2008.
BLANCHARD , Helen - (LARCOM) – Mrs. E. F. LARCOM who has been in poor health for some time expired at her home at Bailey Corners on Monday. She is survived by her husband and one son, Charles. Funeral services were held at Bailey Corners church at 2 o’clock on Thursday and burial was at Granville Center. TGR1913
GEORGE G. BOLT (SRGP 78632)
George G. Bolt, age 81 of Granville Summit, Pa., died suddenly at his home, Thursday, May 18, 1972. Funeral service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev. Melvin Shultz. Burial was in the Granville Center Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Harriet) Hulslander of Troy, Pa. and Mrs. Richard (Marie) Roth of Shiremanstown, Pa.; one son, Thomas Bolt of Granville Summit, Pa.; sisters, Evelyn Kingsley of Elmira and Mrs. Edith Collum of Phillipsburg, NJ.; three brothers, Edward Bolt of Mainesburg, Pa., Ernest Bolt of Covington, Pa. and Rev. Orey Bolt of Shinglehouse, Pa.; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bolt was a member of the East Granville Baptist Church; a member of the Granville Grange; a retired farmer and a life long resident of the Granville area.
BOLT Harriet Bolt Hulslander, 65, [SRGP 22974] of 419 E. Main Street, Troy died Friday, Dec. 11, 1987. Funeral services were held at the convenenience of the family. Interment was at Granville Summit, PA. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Frank Hulslander of Troy; children, Jack and Aurora Hulslander, of Troy; Jean and Paul Krupsaw of San Diego, Calif.; Gary and Cheryl Hulslander, of Troy; seven grandchildren, a brother , Thomas Bolt, of Granville Summit; sister Marie Roth, of Harrisburg, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Troy. Harriet and Frank were founders of Hulslander's garage, Troy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY.
BOOTH Lucia - Granville Center News) Mrs. Lucia Booth Warren who died Aug. 15, 1922, was born Oct. 28, 1842 in Troy Township. She was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Bailey of Bailey Corners. One daughter, Mrs. Cora Bailey Shirey of Scotdale, Pa., survives from this union. After the death of Mr. Bailey she married Mr. Philander Warren and moved to Granville Center, about the year 1909. She was a good woman a devoted mother loved by all and a faithful member of the Baptist church. TGR 1922
(Granville Center News) Mrs. Lucia Warren who suffered a stroke about a week ago died Monday night. Mrs. Warren was highly respected. She was a member of the Baptist church of Bailey Corners. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. Seibolt of Leroy officiating assisted by Rev. H. E. Martin.
(Granville Center News) Word was received during Monday night of the death that evening at a hospital in Rochester, N. Y. of Oliver Booth, who, until his remove from this place to Rochester six weeks ago was a resident of our village. Mr. Booth had been in rather poor health for some time, but had been able to be about and do a fair amount of work. During the parade at the recent G. A. R. Encampment in Rochester Mr. Booth joined his comrades in the march, but was soon compelled to retire from the line because of illness which soon became acute, and which in the course of two or three days necessitated his removal to a hospital for an operation which resulted in death as noted above. The deceased was well known here and in this vicinity, and had many friends who are grieved to hear of his death. He is survived by a wife, a daughter, Mrs. Louis Vosburg of Rochester, to whom he and Mrs. Booth had recently gone to make their home, and two sisters, Mrs. P. R. Warren of this village, and Mrs. Julia Wood, of Elmira, N. Y. The remains were brought here for burial the funeral party coming on train 12 Thursday forenoon, and funeral services were held from the church at two o’clock Thursday afternoon. 1840-1911 Oliver E. Boothe
BOYCE A. Aaron - A. Aaron Boyce, 91, of Canton, Pa., was unexpectedly called home to his heavenly reward on Monday evening, May 17, 2010, from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Archie Aaron Boyce was born on Aug. 27, 1918, in Sales, Pa. He was a son of the late Archie Boyce, Rebecca (Selleck) Peters and the stepson of Solomon Peters. On Aug. 22, 1945, Aaron married the former Joann McClelland in a candlelight ceremony at her parents' home in Columbia Cross Roads. In earlier years, the Boyce's owned and operated a dairy farm near Columbia Cross Roads. After selling the farm, Aaron worked as a caretaker for Delta Lake Church Camp in Rome, N.Y. Later they lived in Rochester, N.Y., for several years before moving to Canton Township. Mr. Boyce's unwavering faith in the Lord guided his life and he loved reading his Bible. He and Joann were of the Christian Missionary Alliance faith; most recently, they enjoyed attending the West Franklin Mennonite Church. Aaron was an avid gardener. He enjoyed working outdoors, raising border collies and sheep. He went to many local fairs showing his sheep. Surviving him are: his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Joann; a son and daughter-in-law David and Lori Papazian-Boyce of Vancouver, Wash.; two sisters, Mildred Osgood of East Troy and Audrey Porter of Montoursville; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and his faithful canine companion Danny. He was predeceased by five siblings: Sarah Williams, Frances Spencer, Awilda Wolfe, Beulah Roberts and Robert Peters. Calling hours will be from 4–6 p.m. Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Lester McClelland officiating. Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial in Aaron's name to a charity of one's choice. – Towanda Daily Review, May 20, 2010
ARCHIE W. BOYCE
Daily Review - January 7, 1921
ARCHIE W. BOYCE, son of FRED BOYCE of Sayles, died January 5, 1921. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, his parents, and 1 brother. He married Rebecca Selleck on April 14, 1915. Burial – Granville Cemetery
BOYCE Sarah Irene WILLIAMS, 85, of Licking, MO, formerly of Baltimore, MD, and the Canton area, died on July 20, 2001 at the Texas Memorial Hospital in Houston, MO. Born in Sayles, PA (formerly near Granville Center) on March 21 1916, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Rebecca Selleck Boyce. Sarah was employed by Westinghouse in Baltimore and worked as a technician on aerospace components for 20 years until her retirement. For the past several years, Sarah lived in the Houston Missouri area until recent health limitations, due to an auto accident, required her to reside at the Licking Park manor. Surviving are; an aunt Helen Peters of West Burlington; a brother and sister in law, Aaron and Joann Boyce of Canton; a step sister, Mildred Osgood of Troy; two half sisters Beulah (Elwin) Roberts of Wetona, Audrey Porter of Montoursville; a brother in law, Howard “Nub” Wolfe of Burlington; four nieces, fourteen nephews and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Williams in 1990, a sister Alwilda Wolfe in 1970, a step sister and spouse, France and Clark Spencer, a step brother and spouse, Robert and Betty Peters, two brothers in law, Ivan Osgood and Roy Porter, two nephews, Daniel Wolfe and Harold Peters, two nieces Helen Buemi and Sue Osgood. A private interment was held in the Granville Center Cemetery. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA (Note: No date on page)
BROOKS - SAXTON, FLORENCE B., Services for Florence Brooks Saxton, 84, Canton, were held Oct. 30 from Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. David Morris officiating and interment in Granville Cemetery. Mrs. Saxton died Oct. 28, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1900 in Canton Twp., daughter of Charles and Bernice Packard Brooks. She was a graduate of Canton High School and Mansfield Normal School. She taught school for 31 years. She is survived by her husband Luther; sons, Ronald L. of West Grove, PA and Robert W. of Elmira, NY; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Schowalter, Knoxille, TN; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Nov. 1, 1984)
BULL –IMOGENE INNES, 98, Wellsboro, formerly of Canton, died Dec. 7,
2005 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born July 8, 1907 in Mansfield, she
was the daughter of William S. and Adeline (Webber) Bull. She was the
beloved wife of the late James D. Innes for over 66 years. She and her
husband lived in Canton for many years until after he retired from the post
office. In later years they moved to Blossburg area to be closer to
family. Mrs. Innes was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She
enjoyed memberships with Canton’s Eastern Star Lodge 71 and the Village
Improvement Association. Faith in the Lord guided her throughout life and
she was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church most recently.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Miles Wood, Blossburg,
grandchildren; Christopher Wood, Hyde Park, NY, Wenda Pelser, Peabody, MA and
Amy Ivell, Kennerdell, PA; great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Juliana Silvagni
and James and Elizabeth Ivell; step-great-grandchildren, Katie and T.J. Pelser;
sister-in-law, Betty Felton, Lakewood, OH; several nieces, nephews and
cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim February 11, 2002 and by
brothers-in-law, Robert, Judson and Floyd Innes. The funeral and committal
services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home, Dec. 9 with Rev. Jason Guillaume
officiating. Burial was in Granville Center Cemetery. Those who
wish may make memorials to the Blossburg United Methodist Church’s Book of
Memory, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA. –Canton Independent
MISS ELIZABETH M. BUNYAN, 100, of 14 North Washington St., Canton, Pa. died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 1981in the Troy Community Hospital. Miss Bunyan was born on June 20, 1880 in Granville Center, Bunyan’s Hill; a daughter of Andrew and Myrtle Roby Bunyan. Her family moved to Canton when she was 11 years of age and she graduated from the Canton High School in 1897. Miss Bunyan taught for a few years before entering a teacher’s college in Albany, N.Y., graduating in 1902. She then taught in many New York country schools before rising to the job of principal in a high school in Hartford, N.Y., Miss Bunyan later taught in Hudson falls, N.Y. When her family became ill she returned to Canton in 1913 and became a high school teacher of physics, chemistry and science until 1931. At that time she was named principal of Canton High School until her retirement in 1942.
Miss Bunyan was an avid reader and historian and lived in the family home for over 60 years following her teaching retirement. For awhile she worked in the office of the Canton Independent Sentinel, the town’s weekly paper. Miss Bunyan held membership in the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples and taught a Sunday School class there for 75 years. Also she was a charter member of the Canton Village Improvement Association; member of the Bradford Chapter of the DAR for over 40 years; a member of the Canton Literary Club; and the Retired Teachers Association. When Miss Bunyan celebrated her 100th birthday she was honored with bouquets of flowers from the Mayor of Canton and the borough council with her church having a special Sunday service in her honor. Surviving include a sister, Mrs. Janet Benscoter with whom she resided; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Max Bunyan of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.; two nieces, Miss Marjorie Bunyan of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. and Mrs. Ruth Bowman of Jupiter, Florida; three nephews, Robert B. Benscoter of Wayne, Pa., Daniel T. Benscoter of Kane, Pa. and Carl A. Benscoter of Winter Park, Florida; and also a few cousins. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ, Disciples, Union St. and Minnequa Ave., Canton with Pastor William T. McNett, interim pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
BUNYAN –MRS. JENNIE B. SHEPARD, 89, widow of Omera Shepard, a former resident of Granville Township, Pa. died at the home of her son, George B. Shepard near Minnequa Springs, Friday, May 13, 1938 at noon. Another son Samuel Shepard of the State of Washington also survives. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial in Granville Center Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1938
JOSHUA H. BUTCHER
Joshua H. Butcher, 7, of Granville Summit, PA died Saturday, December 23, 1995 at the Troy Community Hospital. Joshua was born October 13, 1988 in Sayre, the son of Brad and Bonnie Smith Butcher. Aside from his parents, Joshua is survived by a sister, Tiffany; paternal grandparents, James and Beatrice Butcher; maternal grandmother, Christine Bastion; great-grandparents, Harry and Margaret Butcher; and great-grandmother, Cora Barrett. Private services were held December 26 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., in Canton with the Rev. Larry Bratton of Granville Church of Christ officiating and interment to be in the Granville Cemetery. (TGR Thursday, January 4, 1996)
BUTCHER –VIRGINIA A. ‘BLONDIE’ (BUTCHER) WARD, 77, of Granville Summit, PA passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born on March 24, 1941 in Roseville, PA, daughter of the late Harry A. and Margaret I. (Schofield) Butcher. She worked the Honeycomb Line at Eureka/Paper Magic in Troy for over 30 years and enjoyed reading, watching birds, and spending time with family and friends. Virginia is survived by her daughters Cindy Putnam (Brian Crandell) of Granville Summit and Linda M. (Ted) Johns of Webster, FL, her grandchildren: Bill (Alicia) Harris, Jami (Mike) Park, Jeremy Johns, Justin Johns, and Shaylin Johns, her great-great grandchildren: Quianna Rockwell, Cameron Park, Damon Park, and Tesla Harris, her brothers Gary (Esther) and Dale (Ida) Butcher, both of Granville Summit, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her bothers Jim and Ron Butcher, her nephews Jim “Bub” and Wade Butcher, her great nephew Joshua Butcher and her dog Rusty. The graveside service to honor Virginia’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Granville Center Cemetery on Route 514 in Granville Center, PA with Rev. Micky Cavanaugh of Gillett Baptist Church officiating. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The family has requested everyone wanting to contribute should plant a flower in Virginia’s memory. –Funeral home obit
CASE - Mrs. Minerva Dickinson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everill Storrs about 9 a. m., Monday. She had been troubled with asthma and heart trouble for some time and her death came suddenly. Mrs. Dickinson was about 78 years of age and had made her home with her daughter for a few years past and received the tenderest care. She is survived by the daughter mentioned, two sons, Eugene of Granville and George, living in the state of Washington. Several Grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral and burial will be at Granville Center. TGR 1915
CLARK - (Granville Center News) Noah Clark, probably the oldest man of Granville township, died last Friday morning while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Frank Pepper, near Monroeton. Mr. Clark was in apparent usual health when he retired Thursday evening and was found dead in bed Friday morning. He was eighty-seven years old on August 13th last, and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mavilla Clark, Monroeton, Mrs. Flora Youmans, Bailey Corners, Mrs. Fanny Ayres, Windfall and three sons, Deighton Clark of Rome, Elmer Clark of Alba, and Lloyd Clark of Athens. Funeral services were held Sunday from his late home at 12:00 and from Bailey’s Corners church at 1:00 p.m., with burial in Granville Center Cemetery. TGR 1915
KENNETH L. COLE, 85, A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF Granville Township, died on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville. He was born on Nov. 20, 1915, in Windfall, a son of the late George W. and Daisey (Mann) Cole. Kenny was the widower of Katie A. (Walborn) Cole, who died in 1994. He was a talented bricklayer who did work for several area businesses and homes. Every year, Kenny had an immaculate, weed-free garden that provided fresh produce for his family. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Patterson of Shunk; grandchildren, Barbara, Amelia and Elizabeth of Florida and Jo Ann, Roberta and Dolores of Canton; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Russell of Vestal, N.Y., and Marian Castle of Canton. In addition to his wife, Kenny was predeceased by his brothers, Earl, Fred, Louis and Raymond; and sister, Julia Crofutt. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday, June 27, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim House of the Shunk Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Granville Center Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
Kenneth L. COLE, age 85, a lifelong resident of Granville Twp., PA died on Saturday, June 23, 2001 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Forksville, PA. He was born on November 20, 1915 in Windfall, PA, a son of the late George W. and Daisey (Mann) Cole. Kenny was the widower of Katie A. (Walborn) Cole who died in 1994. He was a talented bricklayer who did work for several area businesses and homes. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Patterson of Shunk, PA; grandchildren, Barbara, Amelia and Elizabeth of Florida and JoAnn, Robert and Dolores of Canton, PA; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Russel of Vestal, NY and Marian Castle of Canton, PA. In addition to his wife, Kenny is predeceased byhis brothers, Earl, Fred, Louis and Raymond; a sister, Julia Crofutt. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 27 (calling hours 10-11) with the Rev. Jim House of the Shunk Methodist Church officiating and interment to be in Granville Center Cemetery. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, June 28, 2001
ROBERT E. CRANE, 84, Alba, died December 30, 1993 at home. He was born February 5, 1909 in Burlington Township, the son of Archie and Lottie Jennings Crane. Mr. Crane was a farmer and heavy equipment operator with Lane Construction; was an avid hunter and a former member of the Troy rod & Gun Club and the Canton Rod & Gun Club and was a former Senior Citizens Hunter of the Year. He was at one time a Troy Area School Director and also a West Burlington Township Supervisor. He enjoyed all sports. Mr. Crane is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Baxter Crane; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Betty Crane, Covington RR 1, Russell and Phyllis Crane, Troy RR 2, Fred and Verena Crane, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gary Packard, Millersburg; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Lee, Elmira, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, troy, on January 3 with the Rev. Allen F. Hulslander officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA or the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA (Buried Granville Center Cemetery) –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DELANCEY AARON ROBERT
(Granville Summit News) Aaron Robert Delancey died of influenza early Monday morning, Dec. 23, 1918. He was born in Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1899, and had two brothers and three sisters. After the death of his father he came at the age of eleven years to live in the home of Jay Spencer where he remained until last September when he entered the employ of Chas. Shoemaker at whose home and by whose family he was tenderly cared for during his sickness. The funeral was held Tuesday. Rev. Alfred Trickett officiating and burial was at Granville Center. Aaron was a young man of exceptionally fine character, a member of the Church of Christ at Granville Center and a thorough gentleman with high ideals. A singer whose heart was in his songs his own son of live is ended and we mourn, but with the assurance it will be continued in a better country.TGR 1918
DEXTER - ANNA E. PRATT
Anna E. Pratt, 83, of Canton RD 2, died January 27, 1990 at the home of her daughter, Dorothy Stone. She was born September 16, 1907 in Laceyville, the daughter of Rodney and Lawrence Stone of Canton RD 2 (see correction at end of obit) ; a son, Miles Pratt of Canton RD 2; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Joyce Pratt of Troy RD 2, Gerald and Marjorie Pratt of Granville Summit RD 1, Paul and Patty Pratt of Bergettstown RD 3; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; aunt, Ruth Ward of Montour Falls, NY; stepsister, Annie Mae Burnett of Troy; step-brother, Fay Johnson of Towanda; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leland Pratt in 1971. Funeral services were held January 30 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Douglas Graybill officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church of your choice or the Gideon Memorial Plan. (TGR, Thursday, February 1, 1990) [parents Rodney Dexter and Gertrude Stanton)
DICKINSON Mary Dickinson
Two Killed, Four Injured in Automobile Accident. Rancy Fleming, His wife and three children and Mary Dickinson, 16 years old, were on their way by automobile a happy party, to the Troy fair last Friday morning when at the Coney crossing two were killed and the others badly injured by the Pennsylvania train due in Troy at 9:12. There was no one near and Mr. Dickinson (as is) is unable to say just how the accident happened. Presumably he was running his Maxwell car on “High” confident of clearing the track ahead of the approaching train. The motor slowed down or stalled and when the gear had been shifted it was too late. The killed were Margaret, the baby daughter of the Fleming family, aged 3, and Mary daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dickinson. The remains of the former were found in the highway on the west side of the track a few feet from the scene of the accident. The body of Miss Dickinson was buried down the track on the other side with the survivors, fifty or sixty fee. Parts of the car were picked up as far as 500 feet from the crossing. The train was stopped by Engineer James Jackson and all were carried into the baggage car and brought to Troy. Doctors Phillips, Carpenter and Ballard and the Henrietta McKnight nurse were at the state. Drs. Phillips and Carpenter accompanied the injured to the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira. Mr. Fleming just returned to consciousness, at the station here asked what had happened. His face was badly lacerated and there were bruises all over his body. Mrs. Fleming was less cut and bruised. She also was unconscious, but rallied after a time. Her face was lacerated. Carroll, about 15, was badly shaken up, and Lawrence, 8 had an ugly cut over the temple and a bruised side. The bodies of the dead were removed from the train and taken to the Friends & Gustin undertaking rooms. The injured are all recovering and will be able to come home in a week or ten days. The County Coroner, Dr. T. Ben Johnson, Jr., was called and viewed the remains and the scene of the accident with the following Coroner’s jury: S. J. Atwood, proprietor of the Troy House, E. W. Putnam, of the county farm, J. H. Wing, L. R. Smith, Guy Case and S. A. Williams. The inquest will be held later when the injured shall have returned from the hospital. It is hard, indeed, to account for the accident. Mr. Fleming is one of our most respected, reliable farms, not a man to take chances or in any sense a wreckless driver. Much sympathy is felt for him and his family. Mary Dickinson whose young life was so tragically cut off, was one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dickinson of Granville township. Her remains were taken to the family home on Friday afternoon and funeral services were held on Sunday. Our Granville Center correspondent notes the sorrow of that community and the high regard in which the deceased was held. The remains of little Margaret Fleming have been placed in the receiving vault of Glenwood Cemetery to await the return of her parents and brothers from the hospital when funeral services will be held. Mrs. Margaret Kennedy of Redington avenue, is the maternal grandmother of the little girl. TGR 1915
EMERY –MARY ELEANOR (EMERY) INNES, 87, a long time resident of Williamsport, was called home to be with the Lord March 28, 1997. Born November 28, 1909 in Eddyville, the daughter of Reuel and Alice (Gibb) Emery. She was a studious young lady who pursued her education beyond high school and on to college in an era when such girls were the exception rather than the norm. She was called to enlighten young minds through the teaching profession and taught first grade for many years at the Hepburnville Elementary School. At the age of 20 she was courted by a young gentleman named Robert E. Innes and they were united in Holy Matrimony in June of 1930. They were blessed with two sons and celebrated 50 years together until Mr. Innes’ passing in 1981. Mrs. Innes was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was proud of her family’s heritage and was a member of the Williamsport Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution and the Women’s Club of Williamsport. She was a member of the Covenant Central Church of Williamsport, as well as a past member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and the former First Presbyterian Church of Canton. Mrs. Innes was staying at the home of her son, Robert E. Innes Jr., Rosedale, Long Island, NY, at the time of her passing. In addition to her son she is survived by four grandchildren. Predeceasing her was her husband Robert as well as a son Phillip E. Innes. Funeral services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, March 31 with the Rev. Ronald Beistline, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating. Interment was in the Granville Center Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ENGLISH Paul R-aged 61, died at his home in Canton Tuesday, Feb 15, 1949. He is survived by three sons, Raymond and Harvey, Canton, Paul in the U S Navy; five daughters, Mrs. Russell Freeman of Jersey Shore, Mrs. Clell Shoemaker of Little Falls, NY, Mrs. Pomeroy Mitchell of Troy, Miss Thalia English and Miss Marilyn English of Palmyra, NY; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey English, Hancock, NY, Willard English of Long Eddy, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Dann and Mrs. Clara Smith, both of Canton. Services will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home. Rev. Russell R Camp officiating. Burial in Granville Center Cemetery.
Esteemed Granville Lady Expires Suddenly
On Thursday last, October 12, 1911, a death occurred which cast a gloom over all this section in the passing from earth of Mrs. Matie H. Larcom, who had been in poor health and a great sufferer for several years, but so patiently had she borne it all that no one realized it but her own family. She had only been confined to her bed for the last five days with inflammation of the liver. At last acute dilation of the heart set in and she only lived a few hours. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fairbank of Monroeton, and was born on August 2d, 1873. She was married to Emory J. Larcom on November 26, 1895. To them were born two daughters, Hilda and Myrtle. Besides the immediate family, who mourn the loss of a dear wife and a loving mother, are the following brothers and sisters. Charles Fairbank of Shortsville, N.Y.; Will and Gray Fairbank and Mrs. Etta Simpson of West Franklin, and Mrs. Bessie House of Geneva, N.Y. A host of friends and neighbors also mourn her loss. In her youth, at the age of eighteen, she united with the M. E. church at West Franklin. She lived a conscientious Christian live. The past summer, with her two daughters, she was baptized and united with her husband with the Baptist church at this place. Her funeral was held on Saturday at 1 o’clock at the home and 2 o’clock at the church, conducted by Rev. W. S. Martin. Interment was in Granville Center cemetery. TGR 1911
FITZGERALD - Mrs. Rosetta Maria Bunyan.
Mrs. Rosetta Marie Bunyan died at the home of her son George in LeRoy April 24th of general debility, aged 88 years. She moved from the place in Granville known as the old homestead four years ago, and has been a constant care ever since. Her husband died twenty years ago. Eleven children were born to them, eight of whom are now living: Mrs. Mary Jackson of Montour Falls, Mrs. Anna Wright of Granville Centre, Mrs. Newton Landon of Canton, Mrs. John Duart of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Omera Shepard and Mrs. Dayton Saxton of Granville, Andrew of Canton and George of LeRoy. Besides the eight children there are thirty-four grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Disciple church at Granville Centre. Interment in the Granville Centre cemetery. TGR 1902 Mrs. William Bunyan
Very Sudden Death. Hiram Foster of Granville Centre Died After Few Hours’ Illness.
Hiram Foster died at his home in Granville Centre on Saturday, after a few hours’ illness. Mr. Foster attended a lawn social at the home of Willard Arnold on Friday evening. Mr. Foster went home early and became unconscious soon after reaching home. Dr. Dann of LeRoy was called but he remained unconscious to the end. He leaves a wife, three daughters, Mrs. Orrin Bailey, Mrs. Clarence Andrews of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Vanness Alexander of Newark, N.Y., Alfred and Irvin of Washington, D. C., Clarence and Jesse of New York. Mr. Foster was a soldier of the Civil war. TGR 1904
FOSTER - Mary Ann FOSTER Smith. Sumtitted by Daryl ELDRETT
Obituary: Saturday Morning, December 16, 1922 (paper not known) - "The relatives of Mrs. E.O. Smith wish to thank their many neighbors and friends for their kindness during her long illness." "Mrs. E.O. Smith, aged 75, died at her home in Sayles, Thursday, December 7. Deceased is survived by her husband, E.O. Smith, and one son, Clyde of LeRoy, also nine grandchildren ( unreadable) stepmother, Mrs. Haflet of Bunyan Hill, two brothers, John Foster of Bunyan Hill and Alonzo Haflet of Elmira, one sister, Mrs. Edgar Walborn of Sayre. Services were held on Sunday at Bailey's Corners Baptist Church, of which she is a member at 2 p.m. Rev. J.C. Bryan of Alba officiating. Interment at Granville Center cemetery."
FOSTER - Mrs. Mary Ann Foster Smith, wife of Ezra O. Smith, died at her home in Granville township, Thursday evening, December 7, at six thirty o’clock at the age of 75 years, two months, and four days. The deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Clyde E. of LeRoy, nine grandchildren, Lloyd P. Smith of Ithaca, NY; Mrs. Mary Evans of Granville township; Howard J. Smith of Troy; Mrs. Lena Coon of Granville township; Raymond Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; Eva, Ida, Belle, Lucy and Ezra Smith of LeRoy and by six great grandchildren; also by a half-sister, Mrs. Etta Walborn of Sayre and a half-brother, John Foster of Bunyan Hill. Prayer service was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock and at the Baptist church at Bailey Corners at 2 o’clock. Rev. Bryan of Alba officiated, taking for his text Job 14:14; “If a Man dieth shall he live again.” The songs, “No Disappointment in Heaven” and “Going Down the Valley one by one,” sung by a quartet composed of Misses Gilbert and Mr. & Mrs. John Bailey. The funeral was largely attended and the flowers were many and beautiful, showing the high esteem with which Mrs. Smith was held. The pallbearers were Stanley Gilbert, Luzerne Sellect, Clarence Selleck, Roy Northrup, Raymond Rockwell and Louis Randall. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd P. Smith and daughters, Lillian and Marjorie of Ithaca, NY, Alonzo Haflet and son of Elmira, NY, Mrs. & Mrs. Edgar Walborn of Sayre. Others attended from Canton, Monroeton, West Franklin, Burlington and Troy. Troy Gazette Register, December 28, 1922
FULLMER –SUZANNE (FULLMER) SAXTON, 70 Owego, N.Y. died on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born on Oct. 31, 1933 in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Sheef) Fullmer. Suzanne is survived by her husband, Franklin W. Saxton Jr., Owego; sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin W. and Lee Saxton, Ham Lake, Minn. And Timothy D. and Lisa Saxton, Elkton, Md.; four grandchildren, Christopher Saxton, Ryan Saxton, Eric Saxton and Sarah Saxton; her brother and sister-in-law, Charles D. and Joanne Fullmer, Birdsboro; her sister-in-law, Mary J. Parker and several nieces and nephews. Suzanne and Frank were married 52 years, during which their love and devotion to each other formed a rare and wonderful friendship. Together they proudly raised three children. Suzanne was an amazing woman who throughout her life was the pillar and cornerstone of her family. By providing unconditional support, determination and love, she passionately made her family strong. Suzanne enjoyed horseback riding, reading and traveling with her family. In recent years her special talents for making quilts have kept her children and grandchildren warm. Suzanne was a loving mother, grandmother and best friend and about all, she will be forever loved and missed by all of her family. A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y. on Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David D. Heitner, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church, Owego officiating. Burial will follow in Granville Center Cemetery, Granville Summit. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Suzanne F. Saxton may be provided to the Memorial and Honor Program, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH. –Towanda Daily Review
GARRISON - Emma Baxter, widow of the late Ezra Baxter, suffered a stroke on Wednesday at eleven o'clock and died at one in the home of Mrs H.S. Leonard where she had been nursing. She was 63 years old and a native of Granville, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Lewis Garrison. Following the death of Mr. Baxter several years ago, Mrs Baxter devoted her time to practical nursing and latterly made her home with Or and Mrs Smith B.Wilcox. She is survived by one son, John Ezra Baxter, who lives on the Baxter farm near East Troy. The funeral will be held on Friday at three o'clock the H.J. Pierce home on High street, the Rev. Lester Tar. Bumpus officiating, and the remains will be placed in the receiving vault at Glenwood until interment in Granville. (James Wilson Scrapbook)
ROBERT W. GEE SR.
Robert W. Gee Sr., 63, of Granville Summit RR 1, PA died Wednesday, March 20, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born October 9, 1932 in Tioga, PA, the son of Waldo and Virginia Miller Gee. He was formerly employed with the Elmira Correctional Facility. He was a member of the Troy American Legion Post 49 and the Troy Auxiliary Police. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife Carolyn N. Gee; son, Robert W. Gee Jr. daughters and sons-in-law, Lauran and Reuben Barrett of Troy, Edie and Bernabe Suazo of Columbia Cross Roads, Terri and Vernon Perry of Powell, PA, Susan and Lyndon Lundy of Wysox; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Gee of Chino, CA; brothers, Wayne Gee of Elmira, NY Nelson Gee of Endicott, NY, Charles Gee, Las Vegas, NV; brother-in-law, Tom Byrne, Troy, PA; mother-in-law, Katherine Byrne, Granville Summit, PA; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral sevices were to be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Guy Camp officiating and burial to be in Granville Center Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickory Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens Pa 18810. (TGR Thursday, March 28, 1996)
GILMAN- Elizabeth G. Putnam -(1912)-expired yesterday morning at their home in this boro after a brief illness from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Putnam was born in Putnam County, NY in 1846, and she was married Dec 28, 1865 to Harvey Putnam. Their home was in Granville Center. Mr. Putnam died about 20 years ago. Six years later she moved with her children to Troy, which had since been her home. Mrs. Putnam was member of the Disciple church and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew her. The surviving members of her family are: Albert and Harry of Canton; Rucia of Brooklyn, NY; Ruby (Mrs. N E Boyce) of Willard, NY, Lisle of Binghamton and Azor and Robert of Troy. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. W B Gernert of Troy and Mrs. Benj. Saxton of Ralston. The funeral will be held at the late home at 12 o’clock on Saturday, the Rev. Patterson officiating. Interment will be at Granville Center.
GRACE - BETTY G. CRANE
Betty G. Crane, 70 of Covington RR1, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 1, 1933 in Canton Township, she was one of three daughters born to the late Arthur and Florence Ayres Grace. The family received friends on Sunday, Feb. 29 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A memorial service and celebration of Betty's life immediately followed with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. A private burial was held in the Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
GRACE –BETTY G. CRANE, 70, of Covington RR 1, died, Feb. 25, 2004 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born December 1, 1933 in Canton Township she was one of three daughters born to the late Arthur and Florence Ayres Grace. She graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1952, in 1953, she married William R. Crane at the First Christian Church of Alba. On November 27, 2003 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She was employed at the Covington Day Care for many years until her retirement. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling through the United States. Her life’s main interest was her home and family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband; William “Bill” Crane at home; children and their spouses, Teresa “Terry” (William) Young, Indiana, PA, Matthew (Barbara) Crane, Missouri, Robert (Stephanie) Crane, North Carolina and Karen (Duane) Harvey, Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson; sister, Helen (Robert) Rainey, Delaware; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by grandsons, Darryl and Logan and a sister, Mary Lou Pepasan. A memorial service was held February 29th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist Minister officiating. A private funeral will be held in the Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials in Mrs. Crane’s name may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GRENELL –GERTRUDE G. YOUNG, Tory, PA died October 24, 1995 at her home on High Street. Born in Granville Center, PA on February 8, 1899 she was the daughter of Lindrof and Jennie Bower Grenell and was a descendant of Matthew Grenell of Macon, France. A resident of the Troy area most of her life, she was a faithful member and past organist of the Troy Church of Christ Disciples. She was a member of the Ladies’ Missionary Aid Society of the church and former member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are sons, Laurence G. and Theodore L. Young of Troy; a niece, Velma Elliott of Monroeton; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, the Reverend Otto D. Young in 1980; a son Carlyle and a grandson, Cris Young. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ on Center Street, Troy, PA on Sunday, November 5th at 10:45 a.m. Graveside services were held at the Granville Center Cemetery, Granville on October 27 with the Rev. George Durie officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the Church of Christ Disciples Renewal, 180 Center Street, Troy, PA.
GRIFFIN - Mrs. Sarah Ann Griffin Miller died at the home of her adopted son. Fremont, of Athens, June 18. Mrs. Miller had been blind for several years, during which time, as boy and mind were failing, she required almost constant care. This was cheerfully and faithfully given by her daughter-in-law. Mrs. Fremont Miller. She was born in Wilton, Conn., in 1818, and came to Bailey’s Corners with her husband, Jonathan Miller, when a young woman. There home was always the home of the itinerate preacher 50 years and more ago. Mrs. Miller was noted for her industry and benevolence. Funeral services were held in the Freewill Baptist church at Bailey’s corners, of which she was a member, Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Roberts of East Troy, officiating. Friends and neighbors gather to pay their last respects to her who was so pleasantly associated with their childhood’s days. TGR 1904
HAGER –LILLIAN HAGER SAXTON, 85, Granville Summit, PA, died March 10, 2003 at the Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home in Troy, PA where she had resided for the past five years. Born in Farmers Valley (Sylvania) on May 27, 1907 she was the daughter of Frank and Lillian Hilfiger Hager. She was a graduate of Troy High School of 1925 and while a student, participated in many musical events. She attended Mansfield Normal School and taught elementary school at Granville Center and Windfall. She married Ernest Saxton on May 15, 1928 and together were actively involved in the operation of the family farm in Granville Summit for many years. She was an active member of the Granville Center Church of Christ and involved in many community affairs. Surviving are her children, Stanley and Kay Saxton, Granville Summit; Kathryn Kingsley, Penn Yan, NY; Lenora and Melvin Woodard, Indiana, PA; daughter-in-law, Ada Mae Saxton, Harrisburg, PA; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Mrs. Harold Hager, Horseheads, NY; cousin, Pearl Williams, Chandler, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. She war preceded in death by her husband in 1978; son, Wayne in 1982; sister, Ora Roloson Greenough and brothers Carl, Earl, Burton and Harold Hager. Friends are invited to call the Gerald Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral and committal services will follow immediately at the funeral home with the Rev. Harrell Phelps officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the Granville Center Cemetery. Memorials in Mrs. Saxton’s name can be directed to the Granville Center Church of Christ c/o Beverly Kingsbury RR1, Box 130, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HEINES, WILLIAM G., William G. Heines, 68, of Troy RD2, died August 25, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Heines was born September 6, 1918 in Patterson, NJ, a son of Cornelius and Janet Gerry Heines. He retired in 1974 from the Curtis-Wright plant, Patterson, NJ where he had been employed as a foreman. He had worked there for 36 years. Mr. Heines was a member and deacon of the Granville Center Church of Christ and the Granville Center Grange. He was a representative of the Northern Tier in Pennsylvania for the American Numismatic Association. He was president and founder of the Bradford County Coin Club, member of the Penn York Valley Coin Club, Southport Coin Club, former member of the Haledon, NJ Coin and Stamp Club and the Passaic-Clifton, NJ Coin and Stamp Club. He was also a former acting sheriff in Haledon, NJ. Mr. Heines was a member of the Mountain View F. and A.M. Lodge in Totowa, NJ, and Army veteran of World War II and member of the Haledon, NJ V.F.W. Post. He had written the “Unicoin” column for the Troy Gazette-Register. Survivors include his wife, the former Madeline Maynard whom he married in 1975; two daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Judith) Brewer of Waldwick, NJ and Miss Diane Heines of Hawthorne, NJ; son, Stephen Heines of New Era; his mother, Mrs. Janet Post of Troy, RD2; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Madeline) Baus of Cantonsville, MD; stepsons, Walter Coleman of Alpharetta, GA and Robert Coleman of Anchorage, AK; seven grandchildren; nine step- grandchildren; and uncle, James Gerry of Patterson, NJ; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held August 29 at the Granville Center Church of Christ with Rev. Steven Parker, his pastor, officiating and interment to be in Granville Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial donations may be directed to the Granville Church of Christ in Mr. Heines’ memory. (TGR Sept. 3, 1987)
HOLCOMB - Mrs. Lyra Holcomb Clarke, wife of Encell Clarke, whose illness we mentioned two weeks ago, died Saturday night, July 9th, aged 22 years. Death was due to blood poisoning. She was the daughter of Guy and Amanda Holcomb. Besides a husband and infant son four weeks old, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Carl McCraney of Towanda, to mourn her loss. The funeral was held on Tuesday from the Granville Centre church, conducted by Rev. J. L. Murphy and B. A. Bower. The Granville Centre choir sang appropriate selections. Burial in Granville cemetery. TGR 1904
Granville Center News) Mrs. Alice Storrs, wife of Jonas Storrs and mother of Mrs. George Turner, died at her home in Granville Center on Tuesday, April 6. She was a daughter of Harrison and Polly Bullock Holcomb and was born in LeRoy, Pa., October 1, 1852. Beside husband and daughter mentioned above she is survived by the following brothers and sister, Siegel Holcombe of LeRoy, Pa., Rolla Holcombe of Sayre, Pa.., Edson Holcombe of Litchfield, N.Y., Mrs. Milford Bailey of Towanda, Pa., and Mrs. Charley Smith of Grover, Pa. Her pleasant hospitality was appreciated by many friends and as a devoted wife and mother her loss is most keenly felt by her family. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Granville Center. Her life, though a quiet one, was one whose influence was widely felt and she was much loved and respected by all who knew her. TGR 1915
FRANK PETER HULSLANDER, 76, [SRGP 08068] OF Troy, World War II veteran and founder of Hulslander’s Garage, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at his home. Born April 11, 1923 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., he was a son of the late Morton Benjamin and Bertha Benson Hulslander. Surviving are his children; Jack (Aurora) Hulslander of Troy, Jean (Paul) Krupsaw of Escondido, Calif., and Gary (Cheryl) Hulslander of Troy; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a special friend, Shirley Wolfe. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Harriett Bolt Hulslander, on Dec. 11, 1987. Frank was the owner and operator of Hulslander’s Garage in Troy, which his sons now operate. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. It was Frank’s wishes that there be no calling hours or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Granville Summit. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review. (Buried Granville Center Cemetery.)
Frank Peter HUSLANDER, age 76, Troy, PA died Thursday, January 6, 2000 at his home. Born April 11, 1923 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, PA, he was a son of the late Morton Benjamin and Bertha Benson Hulslander. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Marine Corps. Hulslander was the founder of Hulslander’s Garage which his sons now operate. Surviving arehis children Jack (Aurora) Hulslander of Troy, PA, Jean (Paul) Krupsaw of Escondido, CA Gary (Cheryl) Hulslander of Troy; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; special friend Shirley Wolfe. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriett Bolt Hulslander, in 1987. Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family in Granville Summit. Arrangements were in charge of the Oltholf Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, January 13, 2000
FRANK PETER HULSLANDER, 76, OF Troy, World War II veteran and founder of Hulslander’s Garage, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at his home. Born April 11, 1923 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., he was a son of the late Morton Benjamin and Bertha Benson Hulslander. Surviving are his children; Jack (Aurora) Hulslander of Troy, Jean (Paul) Krupsaw of Escondido, Calif., and Gary (Cheryl) Hulslander of Troy; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a special friend, Shirley Wolfe. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Harriett Bolt Hulslander, on Dec. 11, 1987. Frank was the owner and operator of Hulslander’s Garage in Troy, which his sons now operate. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. It was Frank’s wishes that there be no calling hours or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Granville Summit. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review. (Buried Granville Center Cemetery.)
GEORGE M. HULSLANDER, 76, A RESIDENT OF THE Bradford County Manor, formerly of Granville Summit, PA died Saturday, November 1, 1997 at Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Hulslander was the husband of the late Thelma R. (Phelps) Hulslander who died on November 13, 1985. Mr. Hulslander was born on December 11, 1920 in Burlington Borough, a son of Alfred Allen and Esther Edith (Weed) Hulslander. He was a lifelong farmer, a member of Granville Center Church of Christ, a church elder, a WWII US Army veteran and a member of the Troy VFW. Mr. Hulslander is survived by grandchildren Jeffrey Stephen (Michele) Probst of Richmond, PA and Penny Lynn Probst; brother and sister-in-law, John and Marjorie Hulslander of Burlington, PA; sisters Edith Hulslander of Lakeland, FL, Frances Morrell of Albuquerque, NM and M. Adelaide Pierce of Burlington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosie M. Probst on August 4, 1990; and a brother, Alfred Hulslander. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 4 with the Rev. Allen F. Hulslander, his nephew, officiating and burial to be in the Granville Center Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HULSLANDER –ROSE M. PROBST, 45, of Granville Summit RD 1, died
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June
23, 1945, in Sayre, she was the daughter of George and Thelma Phelps
Hulslander. She was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel in
Canton. Mrs. Probst is survived by her husband of 25 years, Steve Probst;
a son Jeffrey Probst of Granville Summit RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Penny)
Lee of Sayre; a granddaughter, Melissa Rose Lee; her father, George M.
Hulslander of Granville Summit RD 1; an aunt and uncle, Mary and Raymond Paris
of Wellsboro; and several other aunts and uncles. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Thelma Rose Hulslander, on Nov. 13, 1985. Friends may
call at the Vickery Funeral Home Monday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service
will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Mrs. Probst’s pastor, Rev.
Edward Danneker, officiating, and her cousin, the Rev. Allan Hulslander, also
officiating. Burial will be in Granville Center Cemetery, Granville
Center. Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel,
Canton. –Towanda Daily Review.