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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Leona Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bradford County, PA

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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by Joyce M. Tice

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TGR - Troy Gazette Register

Leona Cemetery Listing 1999



Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
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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. 

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Death of Mrs. L. H. Doane.
Mrs. Emma Austin Doane, wife of Langdon H. Doane, died at her home in Leona at 10:30 Sunday morning, aged 68 years.  Mrs. Doane was born in Monroe county, N. Y., and before her marriage on January 1, 1866, taught school in Burlington and Smithfield townships, this county.  She was a woman of estimable qualities, devoted to her home and family, and will be sincerely mourned by all who knew her.   Besides her husband she leave six children:  Joseph A. and Arthur L. of Towanda, Sidney L. of New York, Harry P. of Troy, Mrs. E. J. Ballard and Miss Myra E. Doane of Leona. TGR 1903

ZENAS Y. BAILEY. Prominent in Springfield township and a member for nearly fifty years of the Leona Methodist church died in his home in the Leona community Friday evening, April 1st, 1927.  Death was due to bronchial trouble from which he had suffered many years.  He was born in Connecticut on January 9th, 1852.  He was married on December 20th, 1874 to Miss Isadora Brooks and to this marriage, two children were born: A. Brooks Bailey who died in 1892 and Ada Bailey Kier, who died on April 1st of last year.  He is survived by the widow, three grandsons, David, Arthur and Lynn Kier and a sister, Mrs. Mary Guild.  The funeral was held from the home on Sunday, April 30th, the Rev. Owen Barrett officiating and the services at the grave in Leona cemetery were conducted by Springfield Lodge, I. O. O. F. of which he was a member.  Mrs. Owen Barrett sang. –Troy Gazette-Register.


BALLARD Jeanette Ballard Winiarz

age 90, of Rochester, NY., died on December 13, 2011 in Rochester. Jeanette was born on November 30, 1921 to Anna (Hooker) and Solomon Ballard. She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Eleanor (LaRue) Stanton and her brother Charles Henry (Martha ) Ballard. She is survived by her daughter Ann (Jack) Kinsella, two grandsons, John (June) Kinsella, Thomas Kinsella and one great-granddaughter, Emmy. Jeanette also leaves behind nephews John (Mary Kay) Stanton, Carl (Pamela) Ballard, Walter (Anne) Ballard, Ronald (Christina) Ballard, great-nephews Jack, Timothy, and Jeffrey, great-nieces Heather, Bettina, Peggy, Maureen and Laureen.  Jeanette grew up on her family farm in Leona, PA and never lost her love of the country and the hills of Bradford County. She attended Troy High School and graduated in 1939. One of her greatest pleasures was attending her high school reunions and spending time with dear friends. Upon her graduation from high school she was awarded a Rotary Club Scholarship in athletics. In her younger years she played on several women’s softball and basketball teams. In 1981 she was inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame, Women’s Division. Later in life, golf was her sport of choice. She played for many years and played well. Up until her illness in 2011, she golfed in two leagues a week. In 1942, Jeanette started work at Rome Air Force Base in Rome, NY, where she learned to fly and earned her pilot’s license. She married John Winiarz in 1943 and was widowed in 1961.  Taking pictures was a favorite hobby of Jeanette’s. She never arrived at an event or occasion without her camera. Her family is grateful to have so many photos chronicling her life and the lives of her family and friends. Jeanette never stopped striving to help people, as evidenced by her history of training, employment and various awards. She worked to make herself better so that she could better help others. She not only loved people but truly revered all things in nature.  A memorial service honoring Jeanette was held at her church, Carlton United Methodist Church, in Waterport , NY. Interment will be in, as she requested, the dearest place in her memory, Leona, PA. 


BERRY - Mrs. Carrie Berry Daily
Mrs. Carrie Daily, wife of Frank Daily died at her home in Leona, Saturday, Jan. 24th of pleuro-pneumonia, aged 58 years.  She was born and reared at Berrytown, Pa.  Her father’s name was Sherman Berry.  Her mother’s name before marriage was Mary Ann Harkness.  Her brothers, James and Orton live in Jamestown, N. Y., two sisters, Martha Blackman and Delphine Johnson, live in Frewsburg, N. Y., another sister, Sarah Budd, lives in Columbia, Pa., and another sister, Maria, died early in life.  Mrs. Daily’s four children were daughters.  One died when a little girl of seven.  The others are May, wife of Sheridan Wheeler and Ethel, wife of Fred C. Mattocks, who both live in Athens, and Bertha is home with hier father.
Mrs. Daily was well known and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends, and is deeply mourned by the members of her family.  She was a member of the Methodist church, and a very active member of the Ladies Aid Society, of which she has been repeatedly elected President. The funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 7th, at 2 p.m., at the late home of the deceased, and was largely attended by friends from far and near.  Among those from a distance were her daughters, May and Ethel, from Athens; her brother, Orton from Jamestown; Mrs. D. Barber from Elmira; Mrs. H. Whitney from VanEtten, Luther Fanning from Burlington.  Mrs. McClure and daughter from Wells, Pa. The funeral was in charge of undertaker Beaman of Troy; and the religious services were conducted by L. L. Wilcox, pastor of the Leona Methodist church.  The interment was in the Leona Cemetary.  The Ladies Aid Society was represented by a beautiful tribute of Carnations. Mr. Daily desires to express his grateful appreciation for the sympathy and kindness extended to his family during this time of sore affliction.      TGR 1903

BROOKS - Addison Brooks - (1912)- was born in what was known as Leonard Hollow, now Leona, Pa., Oct 8, 1830, and died Jan 26, 1912. He was the oldest of a family of nine children, only four of whom remain-Three brothers living in Elmira, NY and a sister in Philadelphia, Pa. January 9, 1850 he was united in marriage to Miss Sally Ann Leonard. Of this union four children were born, three of whom survive—Mrs. Zenas Bailey, Mrs. Myrtie Brown and Miss Linnie Keir of Leona. Mr. Brooks was a man of sterling integrity and of the highest standing in the community. As a member of the Methodist church of Leona for over half a century he was always one of its strongest and most worthy supporters and very vitally interested in the moral and spiritual welfare of the community. The funeral services were held at his late home on Monday afternoon, Rev. C. D. Smith of Mainesburg, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. B G. Sanford of Leona, officiating.

BROOKS  Mrs. Anna Caroline Landon died at her home in Leona on February 16, at the age of 73 years. For some weeks before her death she had been in failing health, and had several paralytic strokes. Funeral services were held at her late residence, conducted by her pastor, Rev. L. L. Wilcox. Burial in the Leona cemetery. Mrs. Landon was born and lived most of her life on the place where she died. She was a daughter of Waken and Caroline Brooks, natives of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Their other children were Ralph, now deceased, who was an able minister in the Methodist Episcopal church, Frank, who died in childhood, Ruggles who lives in Alba, Pa., and Helen, who died in young womanhood. Mrs. Landon was married on July 2nd, 1851, to Elisha Landon, who died March 8, 1900. Their children were Franklin, who died at the age twelve, Ralph Delmar, who lives near his mother’s place, Freddie, who died at age of four from drinking a quantity of nux vomica prepared as medicine for his grandmother, Ida, now Mrs. Liston Smith who lives in Elmira, and Mary, the youngest, who has for many years been the stay and comfort of her mother in her declining years. The death of Freddie was a terrible shock to her and for a considerable time afterwards her mind was unbalanced. Mrs. Landon was converted in childhood and has been a member of the Methodist church for many years. TGR 1904

Brown, Mrs. Mertie Brooks-Troy, Aug 24-83,(1947) of Leona died Saturday afternoon. She is survived by four nephews, Arthur Kier, Lynn Kier, David Kier Jr and Lawrence Kier, all of Troy. The body is at the Soper funeral home in Troy where services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Leona Cemetery with Rev. Jesse Lobdell officiating.

Justin S. CAMPBELL, a lifelong resident of Springfield township died on Sunday at his home in Leona, aged about 65 years. He had been ill for several weeks and last week suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Campbell was born, October 15, 1840, a son of Carlton H. and Naomi Smith Campbell, and always lived on the farm where he died. His parents came from New England. Surviving him are his wife, three sons, Clarence of Waverly, Frank E., of Montour Falls, N.Y., Everett E. of Elmira, and one daughter, Mrs. L. B. (May) McDowell, residing at home, brothers and sisters were Harvey O. and George W. both deceased, and Lucy LaMont, deceased and Mrs. Emma Ball who resides in East Troy. He was married on October 23rd, 1851, to Lois Teeter. Funeral services were held at the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in charge of Undertaker Beaman of Troy. The impressive Masonic burial rites were observed at the grave, deceased being a member of that order, in the private cemetery one mile south of Leona. TGR 1904

COLE, Alanson F. Alanson F. COLE, of East Troy, PA., died at the family home at that place Saturday at 3:30 p. m., aged 94 years. Mr. COLE is survived by one son, George COLE, of East Troy, and three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Stacey of Leona, PA.; Miss Florence COLE and Mrs. Solon H. Brooks both of Elmira. The funeral will be held from the family home at East Troy, Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. Burial will be in Leona cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <>

Alanson S. COLE passes Away at Age of 94.
Alanson S. Cole died May 9th, 1914, aged 94 years and 6 months. Born in 1819 at Chenango Forks, N. Y., when six months old he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cole to Springfield, where he resided until 1877, when he removed to East Troy. At the age of 22 he commenced leading the singing for church worship and later organized a choir in the church. He continued as leader nearly forty years, meanwhile teaching singing and holding conventions of music in many places. In 1845 he married Miss Augusta Hubbard of Middletown, Conn., who died in 1892. He united with the M. E. church at Leona in 1865. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. S. W. Brooks, Miss Florence Cole of Elmira, Mrs. A. J. Stacy of Leona and one son, George of East Troy, at whose home he died. Also ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The funeral was held at his late home Tuesday, May 12th, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. R. E. Brague who officiated read the 91st Psalm and his remarks were taken from the three last verses. Previous to Mr. Cole’s death he selected this Psalm, and also the hymns which were very sweetly sung by Mrs. R. E. Brague and Mrs. Willis Greenough. Burial was at Leona. The pall bearers were Austin Leonard, Frank Daily, William Brown, Benjamin Leonard, H. S. Griffith and Guy S. Ballard. TGR 1914


COLE Florence

(Local News)  Miss Florence Cole died Tuesday afternoon at the home in East Troy of her brother, Geo. Cole, with whom she had made her home until about ten years ago, when she went to live with her niece in Elmira, returning to East Troy in June of this year.  She was 73 years old and death was due to pleurisy after only a few days serious illness.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Terrill officiating and burial will be in the Leona cemetery.  Besides Mr. Cole the decedent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Stacy of Leona and Mrs. Frank Brooks of Elmira. TGR 1919


COLONY - Mrs. Mary Colony Pettingill.
The subject of this sketch was born in Delaware county, N.Y., December 4th, 1820 and came with her parents to Wells township to reside in 1840. In 1844 she was married to George W. Pettingill and went to Jackson, Tioga county, moving from there to Leona, where she has been known and highly respected for the long period of nearly half a century. Here husband died twelve years ago and since that time she has been an inmate in the home of her son, M. W. Pettingill, who is her only survivor. She died on Friday June 17th, from disease incident to old age. A woman of energetic mind, a great reader and her declining years were made happier by her retention of faculties, which enabled her to indulge in that pastime. She had been a member of the M.E. church for many years, being faithful in the attendance of its duties, and always present at its services as long as health permitted, and when denied that privilege her great solace was her Bible, whose daily perusal was her chief delight. Her funeral was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of undertaker Bloom of Troy. The Rev. L. L. Wilcox of the M. E. church spoke. A large number of friends followed her remains to her last resting place in the Leona cemetery.

COLONY - Mrs. Mary Colony Pettingill. (Leona News) Mrs. George Pettengill, an aged resident of this place, was buried on Sunday. She is survived by one son, Monroe, and family of this place. Funeral in charge of undertaker C. J. Bloom.TGR 1904

DOANE - Langdon H. Doane- (1912) who with others of like high character have given Leona a distinctive place among country communities of this county, died suddenly last Friday morning at his home from cerebral hemorrhage, on his 75th birthday. He was up and about when the summons came at 7:30. Mr. Doane was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a native of Connecticut, coming to Leona with his parents, Isaac P. and Rebecca H. Doane when he was two years old. He leaves the following sons and daughters: Joseph A. Doane of Towanda, Sidney L. Doane of New York, Mrs. E. J. Ballard and Miss Daisy Doane, both of Leona, Harry P. and Arthur L. Doane of Ithaca. He leaves also two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Ella Stevens of Minneapolis, Minn. Miss Marta Doane of Troy, A. A. Doane of Leona, Joseph C. of Philadelphia and Stephen of New Mexico. The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. at the home.

EATON - (Local News) Miss Jane Eaton, well known here, died last Friday afternoon at the home of her brother, A. Eaton, in Leona, from Bright’s disease. Miss Eaton was 67. The greater part of her life was spent in nursing the sick and injured, at which she was very proficient and conscientious. Two other brothers survive and a sister. The funeral was held at her late home and was largely attended. Interment was in the Leona cemetery. TGR 1911  The funeral of Jane Eaton took place on Sunday at her brother’s, A. H. Eaton’s, home. Interment at Lower Leona cemetery. Messrs. Delos, Lee and Al Eaton, with their families, from Wells, Pa. Were present at their sister’s funeral on Sunday.

ELY Elizur Cook
The Late E. C. Ely - Elizur Cook Ely, a native of Springfield township, who contributed not a little to the upbuilding of Western Bradford agriculturally and dustrially, died last Sunday at his home in this boro from heart failure from which he had been rapidly failing since April.  Mr. Ely was 81 last May 26th. As a young man of 17 he went to Massachusetts in which state at Northampton in later years he married Eliza Hunt, who preceded him to the great beyond some twenty years ago.  He served during the Rebellion in Company K., 50th New York Engineers.  About 30 years ago he began the manufacture of ice tongs and blacksmith tools at Leona.  The business prospered under his guidance.  Since 1902 it has been in charge of his only child.  Mr. W. H. Ely.  He had long been a member and staunch supported of the Methodist church and one of his last business acts was to send a check for $500 to the disabled clergymen’s fund of that denomination.  The funeral was held on Tuesday at the Leona M. E. church the Rev. Holdkroff of Leona and the Rev. Baldwin of Troy, officiating.  The bearers at his requests were his son and his three grandsons.  Interment was in the Leona Cemetery. TGR 1915

FROST  John Frost died Monday of this week at the county home, aged 53 years.  He was without relatives, and friends in Leona arranged the funeral held in Leona church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.Burial was in Leona.  April 14/15,1912, Towanda paper.

GILBERT Stanley D- aged 74,died at his home in LeRoy Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 1946. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Emerson Havens, and Mrs. Ray Ballard, both of Troy and Mrs. Clifton Rundell, Seneca Falls, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Regula, Wisconsin and Mrs. Mabel Dickinson, Troy; several grandchildren. The funeral will be at the Baptist Church in LeRoy Friday at 3 pm. Rev. Albert Fesmire of Canton will officiate. Burial will be at Leona.

HAXTON – Mrs. Caroline Laura Haxton Leonard- (1909) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. H. Sherman in Troy Township, Wednesday morning, April 28th at 12:30. The funeral was held from the home Friday morning at 11 o’clock; burial in Leona Cemetery by the side of her husband and daughter. Mrs. Leonard was born in Granville Township on April 8, 1826, the oldest daughter of Hosea and Emily Haxton. Her mother died when she was eight, when she went to live with Avery Brown in Springfield Township until she was married to Almon W Leonard, on October 20, 1850. Her husband died June 10, 1900. There were born to them five children, the oldest of whom died in infancy; Rose, wife of N H Sherman, Somner, Elmetta E, wife of T. H. Mattocks, who died in November, 1884, and Clarendon E. Leonard of Troy. Since the death of her husband she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sherman. She suffered a stroke of paralysis a year ago last October and had been confined to her bed and chair ever since. On the 22nd of April she suffered a fourth stroke and did not again become conscious. She was a Christian and devoted mother. She was a member of the Leona Methodist Church. She is survived by ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

HERSOR –LILLIAN G. BALDWIN (nee Hersor) of Townson, MD passed away Tuesday Feb. 18, 1997 in Townson, MD. She was born March 16, 1914 in Rochester, NH. Orphaned at a young age, she was raised by Mr. and Mrs. John Marburger of Maryland. She had one brother who died as a young man in an accident. Lil was married to the late Robert M. “Bud” Baldwin of Troy, PA. There were married Sept. 5, 1942 at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Baltimore. They have four children, Robert, John, Barbara and Thomas. She is the grandmother of six and great-grandmother of four. Bud and Lil “Shang” moved back to Bud’s hometown in Troy after his retirement. They enjoyed country life and being with their family and friends. Lil was active in the Govan’s Methodist Church, volunteered at the Woman’s Exchange and Sheppard Pratt Hospital’s second hand shop. During her retirement, Lil enjoyed crafts, shopping and visiting with Sally Guthrie, Betty Slingerland, Helen Dewey, Floss Wallace and many other wonderful friends. She is survived by all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her in-laws of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Lucile Thorpe and Mike and Dorothy Jenkins and several cousins in New Hampshire. The family will receive friends at the Henry E. Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home, Baltimore from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday Feb. 20, 1997. The family will receive friends at the Gerald Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with graveside services to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery (Leonard Cemetery), Leona, Pa. with Rev. James Barrett officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery or Dorothy Jenkins RR2, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

HOOKER –ANNA HOOKER BALLARD.  Wife of Solomon Ballard, Leona, died in St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira, at 10:50 Saturday evening, March 24th, 1934, after a fatal illness of but a few days.  She was born in Leona on June 8th, 1881, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hooker, the Hookers being of direct descent from the Rev. Thomas Hooker, the celebrated Divine who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1633 and, in 1636, was one of the founders of Hartford, Conn.  Her grandparents, Clark and Falvia Smith Hooker, settled in Springfield in 1824.  Mrs. Ballard was a devout member of the Methodist church in Leona, a woman devoted to her family and friends.  Ever a good neighbor, she will be greatly missed in her community.  She is survived by her husband and three children-Charles, Eleanor and Jeanette, all of Leona, one brother, Fred Hooker, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Hubbard, West Chester.  The funeral was held at 2:30 Wednesday from the residence, Rev. Owen Barrett, assisted by Rev. Floyd Guiles, officiating, and burial was in the Leona Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.

Death of Augustas S. Hooker.
Augustus S. Hooker was born in Leona, Bradford county, January 9th, 1840, the youngest child of Clark and Flavia Smith Hooker of Massachusetts. The ancestry is of English descent, Rev. Thomas Hooker, the celebrated divine, coming to Massachusetts Bay in 1636. The immediate descendants settled along the Connecticut Valley. To John Hooker of Greenwich, Massachusetts, three sons were born, Benjamin, Joseph and John. Clark Hooker, the father of deceased , was the son of Benjamin and was born at Greenwich, Mass. In 1795, was married January 1st, 1821, to Flavia Smith of Hadley, Mass., the "Ox bow village" of Beecher’s story of Norwood. In 1895 they moved to Springfield, Bradford county.  Mr. Hooker was early noted for intellectual development and scholarship. In 1855-56 he attended a select school at East Troy and was the daily companion and friend of the late P. P. Bliss, the noted singer and composer, and early showed his taste by great proficiency in study. He later engaged in teaching and attended the Troy academy. In October, 1859, he went to Illinois, and spent a year and a half teaching near Paris, and then in a similar period at Indianapolis, Ind., in the same vocation. During this time he contributed many articles to newspapers, which attracted attention, and made the acquaintance of many noted people. In 1862 he entered the Geneseian Wesleyan Seminary at College (now Syracuse University) pursuing his studies until the close of the junior year. He afterward taught in several village schools, and in August, 1886, became editor of the Northern Tier Gazette, now Troy Gazette, which position he held until declining health a few years ago compelled him to relinquish all business activities. In 1867 he married Miss Anna McBeath of Bath, N.Y., who died March 1st, 1871. In 1872 he married Miss J. C. Doane of Leona.  Mr. Hooker has filled many important offices in the religious and social circles of Troy, being superintendent of the M. E. Sunday School, president of the Chautauqua class, and writer on many subjects under the pseudonym of Wirt Arland. He has also lectured on a variety of subjects, was author of a large number of poems and stories. He was always alive to the interest of our public schools and all teachers had in him a friend and co-helper. He was a staunch Republican and his fluent pen has doubtless left its impress on the public and newspaper business of Bradford county.  Mr. Hooker died on Sunday last at Danville, Pa., after an illness of many months. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Charles Hooker of Leona, two others having died within ten months. The funeral was conducted from his late residence on Prospect street Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. A. E. Hall speaking. He was taken to Leona for burial.

HOOKER - Charles Clark Hooker -a well known pioneer of Leona expired Wednesday afternoon at his home, aged 90 years, 7 months and 6 days. His wife survives and four children—Mrs. Finley Hubbard of Wetona; Wilber Hooker, a missionary in China; Frederick Hooker and Mrs. Anna Ballard of Leona. The funeral will be held at 1 Saturday afternoon at the Leona church and interment will be in the Leona cemetery.

KEELER –GLADYS GERALDINE KEELER HARKNESS, 88, of Troy, died peacefully at home Thursday, July 25, 2002.  She was born March 2, 1914 in East Smithfield, a daughter of the late Frank and Linnie Cleveland Keeler.  Gladys was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and volunteer at the Bradford County Manor.  She was an award-winning quilter and enjoyed crocheting, reading and working in her vegetable and flower gardens.  Mrs. Harkness worked for the Troy School District in the school cafeteria, retiring in 1978.  Mrs. Harkness is survived by her children and their spouses, Judy and LaRue Thorp of Troy, Sandra and Duane Mattocks of Leroy, Doug and Connie Harkness of Kansas City, Kan., David and Barb Harkness of Elmira, N.Y., Don and Deb Harkness of Louisville, N.C., Dean and Kari Harkness of Rosewood, Ohio; 31 grandchildren and spouses; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Harris of Florida; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Harkness of Otego, N.Y.  In addition the her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Clarence R. Harkness in 1985, and two brothers, Merritt Keeler and Willard “Pete” Keeler.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 Main St., Troy; form 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002.  The funeral service will immediately follow Monday, with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or Bradford County Library, RD 3 Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Leonard Cemetery.)

Jerome LEONARD died at his home in Midland, Va., June lst, 1911. Mr. Leonard was born in Leona, Bradford Co., Pa. September 12 1842 where he spent his boyhood days, and was highly esteemed by those who knew him. He was a Christian, having affiliated with the Baptist Church some years ago. His wife and four children, three sons and a daughter, survive him. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, June 4th, in Leona, at the home of Mr. Addison Brooks, whose wife is the only surviving sister. The services were conducted by the Rev. Carl G. McConnell. The burial was at Leona. TGR 1911

LEONARD -SALLIE LEONARD BROOKS, was born Feb. 13, 1830 and passed into rest Nov. 7, 1924.  Her young womanhood was that of a pioneer; her parents Albert and Cynthia (Sargeant) Leonard being among the first settlers in Springfield Township.  On Jan. 9, 1850, she was married to Addison Brooks, whose death occurred twelve years ago.  On March 11, 1908, she met with an accident, from which she remained an invalid.  She untied with the Methodist church in early life and was, as long as health permitted, an active member.  Her home was one to which ministers and friends of her church were always welcome.  She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Z. Y. Bailey, Mrs. H. C. Brown and Mrs. Robert Keir by whom she was tenderly cared for during the years of her helplessness.  There are also two grandchildren: Lawrence Keir and Mrs. D. D. Keir, and three great-grandchildren; David, Jr., Lynn Bailey and Arthur Z. Bailey.  The funeral was held at the family home Monday, Nov. 10, Rev. William Jacques of Troy, officiating. –Buried Leona Cemetery.


MILINSKI Eddie Milinski

Eddie Milinski died on November 26, 2012 in Houston, TX. Eddie was born in Powell, PA December 23, 1917 to Casper and Antoinette Milinski. He married Joette Dailey in February 1943. Joette and Eddie lived in Elkland, PA until 2004, when they moved to Houston, TX to be close to their son and his family.  Eddie served overseas in the Army during the Second World War and worked in the Elkland Tannery for 35 years. When the Tannery closed, he went to work for the Corning Glass Company and retired from there after 10 years.  Eddie was very active in the Elkland Volunteer Fire Department a was the Treasurer for over 50 years, a position that he took very seriously. He also served on the Elkland Town Council and was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church.  Eddie was predeceased by both of his parents and Joette Milinski, his wife of 68 years. He is survived by his son Edward Milinski and wife Sandy; grandchildren Allyson Atchley, Brian Milinski and step grandson Richard Leonard; great grandchildren Samantha Atchley, Alexis Atchley, and Samuel Milinski; and step grandchildren Braden Leonard and Sarah Solis.   A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Clarewood House in Houston, TX on November 29, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Leona Cemetery in Leona, Texas.   Eddie will be greatly missed by his family and all of his friends.   Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas is in charge of all arrangements.   Graveside Services  Friday November 30, 2012, 2 PM at Leona Cemetery.   Funeral home obituary – December 6, 2012


MONROE W. PETTINGILL for half a century the community blacksmith at Leona, died last Friday (1921).  Mr. Pettingill had been out of health for seven months.  On Friday evening he ventured from the porch to where his son George was fixing an automobile.  The exertion was too great for his weakened heart and he died almost instantly in his son’s arms.  He was 75 years old.  His wife survives and seven children – Harry, Murray and George D. of Leona, John of Moravia, N.Y., Mrs. Lee Peters and Mrs. Howard Darrow of Troy and Mrs. Norman Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads.  The funeral was largely attended at his late home at 2 Monday afternoon, his pastor, the Rev. H. C. Se??? officiating.


MUDGE –RACHEL (MUDGE) CARSON, 95, of Troy, passed away March 11, 2016. Born March 28, 1920 in Covington, Pa., to the late Kittie (Hubbard) Mudge and Cornish Mudge, Rachel graduated from Covington High School in 1938 and Mansfield College in 1942. She taught primary school in Nauvoo, Tioga County and in the Troy school system for many years. Rachel married the late Gordon R. Carson on Aug 11, 1945 and they enjoyed 48 years of marriage. Rachel was a talented quilter, artist and seamstress who taught her children and grandchildren the language of creativity. She was an exceptional mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents and husband Rachel was preceded in death by an infant son, David; sisters, Dorris Benson and Marian Whitbeck; brothers, Delas Mudge and Robert Mudge. She is survived by her sister, Dorna (Ed) Heyler of Westfield, Pa.; her children: Jim Carson of Troy, Pa.; Kate (Mark) Belden and Jon Carson of State College, Pa.; her grandchildren: Paul (Joelle) Carson of Houston, Texas; Laura Carson, Erin Belden and Anne Belden all of State College, Pa. and many nieces and nephews. At Rachel's request, services will be private. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leona, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rachel's memory may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation, P. O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA have been entrusted with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 3/14/2016


MURRAY G. PETTINGILL of 228 Main St.  Body at Wolf Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday (December 30, 1957) at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles L. Brooks.  Leona Cemetery, Leona, Pa.  – Elmira Sunday Telegram 12/29/1957

(East Troy News) Mrs. Estella SALISBURY Strong, who arrived here on Thursday from Florida, accompanied by her husband and infant child, died on Saturday. She had been ill for some time. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of all. The funeral was held at the Baptist church on Monday, the Rev. Moss officiating. Interment was at Leona. TGR 1914

Jean (Walsh) Age 64, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Monday, October 29, 2001 at home. She was born on December 10, 1936 in Bentley Creek, PA, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Carroll) Walsh. On June 21, 1958, Jean married James H. Jenkins, with whom she celebrated 43 years of marriage. She attended the Leona United Methodist Church. Jean was formally employed as a title clerk for State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, NY, and recently worked for Smith-Packard Chevrolet in Troy, PA. She was a member of the Troy TOPS and the Terrace Lanes Sunday Night Couples League. Jean enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting, walking and camping. She also enjoyed the Senior swim at the Martha Lloyd School. Jean loved flowers and was an avid New York Yankees fan. In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Jenkins, Jon (Cathy) Jenkins, and James T. (Tracy) Jenkins, all of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; daughters, Jacqueline (Martin) Kingsley of Milan, PA, and Judith (Tom) Gush of Elmira, NY; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brothers, Robert (Mary Jane) Walsh of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Thomas (Vivian) Walsh, and Edward (Margaret) Walsh, both of Bentley Creek, PA; father-in-law, Edward Jenkins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother-in-law, Charles Drake of Sayre, PA; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Edwina Drake; mother-in-law, Dorothy Jenkins. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Thursday, November 1, 2001 from 7 to 9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 11:30 AM at the funeral home with the Reverend William Lusk officiating. Interment will be in the Leonard Salsbury Evergreen Cemetery, Leona, PA. Memorial contributions my be directed to the Leona United Methodist Church, c/o Sally Guthrie, RR 2 Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914, or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Death of Mrs. Ruth R. McMahan.
WOODWORTH - Mrs. Ruth McMahan died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Bourdette, September 30, 1922. She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Woodworth, born in Bainbridge, N.Y., November 29, 1841, and came with her parents to Springfield when a young child.   In 1861 she was united in marriage to Newton Fanning of Leona, who died in 1877. In 1881 she was married to Hurley McMahan of Troy, who died in 1915. She leaves three children by the former marriage, U. W. Fanning of Leona; Mrs. Edith Bourdette of East Smithfield; Mrs. Bertha Mattocks of Springfield also four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. One sister, Mrs. Clara Porter of Troy and a brother, Charles Woodworth of Loretta, Nebraska.   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gardner of East Smithfield at the Leona M. E. church. Burial at Leona cemetery. TGR 1922

(Local News) Mrs. Ruth McMahan, widow of the late Hurley McMahan died at her home in Smithfield following a long illness. She is survived by two daughters--Mrs. Louis Bourdette of Smithfield, and Mrs. Ray Mattocks of Springfield, and a son Ulysses Fanning, on the home farm. The funeral was held on Tuesday and interment was in the Leona cemetery.

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