Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
McCabe Farm Cemetery, Rome Township, Bradford County, PA 
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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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The Christian Advocate - 1892

William MCCABE was born June 8, 1822, in County Monaghan, North Ireland, and died at his home, in West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, September 28, 1892.  He came to this country in 1836, and in 1838 removed to Bradford County.  He married Ruth TOWNER December 8, 1842, and in 1871 took up his residence in West Pittston, where he resided until his death.  Mr. McCabe was the manager of the Lehigh Valley Company's farms and lands in this place, and was popular with everyone, his genial and kind manner winning all to him.  Mr. McCabe was converted when he was a young man, joined the Methodist Episcopal church, and has been one of its most earnest and loyal supporters, ever ready with his money and labor to contribute to its upbuilding.  He was interested in the cause of Christ at home and abroad.  His piety was simple, yet radiant with that joyfulness and cheer that made his presence a benediction.  For the past few years his health has been failing and he was a constant sufferer, yet uncomplaining.  He died in the faith.  His funeral services were conducted by his pastor at his late home and at his old home in Bradford County, and were attended by throngs of people who had learned to love and respect him.  His remains were laid away in the family lot near the house where he was married.  Mr. McCabe is survived by his wife and two sons, Wesley and James McCabe.          Rev. C. A. BENJAMIN

Note:  William and his wife, Ruth (TOWNER) McCabe, are buried at McCabe Farm Cemetery, Rome, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Her parents: Rev. Joseph and Amelia (PRATT) Towner, are buried here also.

Submitted by:     Mary Jane Haight-Eckert

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 28 NOV 2004
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