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)
RICK M. ARNOLD
Rick Michael Arnold, 7 months, Ulster RD 2, died Tuesday, January 8, 1991 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born June 4, 1990 in Towanda, PA. He is survived by his mother, Kristie Arnold Cashdollar of Ulster RD 2; father, Brian Seeley of Towanda; sister and brother, Jackie and Craig Slater of Burlington; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Jacqueline Case of Burlington; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Lorene Ackley of CO, Susan Swain of Luthers Mills, Tony and Colleen Arnold of Wysox, Jamie Arnold of Wysox and Joel and Cindy Arnold of Towanda; several cousins. Private services at the convenience of the family was held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. (TGR, Thursday, January 17, 1991)
ALLEN F. BOURNE
Allen F. Bourne, 93, of Hillcrest Apts., Troy, died Sunday, December 22, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born October 3, 1898 in Bourne Mills, PA, he was a son of Ellery and Sophia Spencer Bourne. He was a member of the Burlington United Church for 79 years and was also a member of Union Grange. During Allen's earlier years he was employed with his father with Bourne's Mills Lumber and Grain Co. Allen married Katherine Spencer in 1960 and due to failing health, they moved to Hillcrest Apts. in 1981. His wife preceded him in death on February 16, 1991. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Bourne of Bourne Mills and Dorothy Bourne of Chemung View Apts., Athens; also several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member in a family of 10 children. Funeral services were held December 24 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials may be made to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Robert Weldy, Burlington, PA 18814 or to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, January 2, 1992)
E. LEE BOURNE
Burlington, March 31—Ellery Lee Bourne died at the Sayre hospital on February 17, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was born in the ancestral home at Bourne’s Mills on July 13, 1859 the son of Danverse and Marillda Riggs Bourne. He spent his entire life in this one place. It was from this family that the community derived its name, because of the flour, feed, and lumber mills built and operated by Mr. Bourne’s father and which business was passed on from father to son. Mr. Bourne was united in marriage on December 2, 1885, to Sophia Spencer who preceded him in death. Mr. Bourne is survived by the following children: D. A., Allen, George, Winfield, Ethel, Laura, and Lela all of Bournes Mills; Mrs. Theodore Wrisley of West Burlington, ten grandchildren and one adopted grandchild. Funeral services were held at the ancestral home on Sunday, February 20, and were in charge of Rev. Owen Barrett and Rev. Charles Funk. Despite almost impassable roads, the funeral was largely attended, and the floral tributes were profuse and beautiful.
BOURNE Miss Ethel-Troy, Feb 11-aged 58, of Bourne’s Mills died late Thursday evening, Feb 10. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Laura Spencer of Burlington; four brothers, D A Bourne, Allen Bourne, George Bourne and Winfield Bourne, all of Bourne’s Mills. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home where services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Leon Northrop will officiate with burial in the Burlington Cemetery.
BOURNE Miss Lela- 51 of Bournes Mills, died Friday morning. (1947). She is survived by two sisters, Miss Ethel Bourne at home, and Mrs. Laura Spencer of Burlington; four brothers, D A Bourne, Allen, George and Winfield, all of Bournes Mills. The body is at Soper Funeral Home where services will be held Sunday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Burlington. Rev. Leon Northrop will officiate.
BURLINGAME Ervin Burlingame
On Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 Ervin Burlingame, 79, of Bourne Mills Road, Ulster, died after a short illness. Ervin was born on April 26, 1933 the only child of Charles and Mabel (Davis) Burlingame. He attended Smithfield School and served in the U.S. Army in Kentucky and Oklahoma during the Korean Conflict. Just before he was called to serve, he married Blanche Wells. While stationed in Oklahoma and just before his discharge, their son Jarvis was born. Later they had a daughter Cecelia. Ervin and Blanche bought farm the next to his grandparents in 1964. Ervin was a diligent worker doing his very best with the tools he had. He was a farmer, carpenter, elected state constable, and worked for the West Burlington Township on the roads alongside his friend Phil Jennings. As a state constable he assisted the Troy Police Department and the auxiliary. Blanche died in 1983. In 1984, he married Blanche (Calkins) Burlingame. She has been by his side for 28 wonderful years. Ervin was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and served as a deacon, trustee, and campanologist (bell ringer). He also faithfully attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda on Sunday evenings. He had extensively studied the Bible and had read through it 95 times. Ervin was a self-taught fiddle player. He and Blanche played for many churches and nursing homes, she playing the organ or piano. Ervin is survived by his wife, Blanche C. Burlingame; son Jarvis (Bonnie) Burlingame; daughter Cecelia Vanderpool; grandchildren Tasha Vanderpool and Shawn McKusick; granddaughters Siarah and Adalynn McKusick; sister-in-law Peg McDonough of Wyalusing; dear friends Nathan and Marge Blow; Blanche's children Greg (Loretta Bruce, Paula (Steve) Updike, Richard Bruce and fiancée Wendy Schulteis and Todd (Tammy) Bruce; grandchildren Nathaniel Updike and fiancée Grace Mood, Andrew Updike, Krystal and Dakotah Bruce and Dyshon Hughson. Ervin is also survived by brothers-in-law Bill (Mary Jo) Calkins and Bob (Katherine) Calkins; and nieces, nephews, and great nephews. Besides his first wife Blanche, Ervin was predeceased by an infant daughter, his parents, and his stepmother Ruth W. Burlingame and many sisters and brothers-in-law. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 1, 2012 at the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda, 109 Cherry St., Towanda. The memorial service to honor Ervin's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 1 at the church with his pastors Rev. Garry Zuber and Donald Houser officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of Erin's family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. of Troy. The family thanks the Guthrie Hospice team for the wonderful care and support. Also thank you to our many friends, church families, and neighbors for prayers, gifts, food, visits, wood chores and love shown to us. God bless you all. Memorial in Ervin's name may be made to the East Troy Baptist Church, the Independent Baptist Church Towanda or Guthrie Hospice Towanda. Towanda Daily Review – November 22, 2012
(Local News) Wilson Burlingame died at his home in Burlington on Saturday, January 26, of pneumonia. He leaves a wife, two daughters and six sons to mourn his death. He was a man greatly respected in his community. TGR 1901
MISS ALICE CAMPBELL
Miss Alice Campbell died at the family home in Burlington, Pa., Saturday evening at 10:45 o’clock after an illness of several months, aged nineteen years. She had resided in Elmira for two years, where she had many friends. She had been employed as stenographer at Tepper Brothers store until she was forced to resign last December due to ill health. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nettie Campbell; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Amanda Campbell and Mrs. Jane Darrow, all of Burlington. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Methodist Episcopal church in Burlington. The Rev. Mr. Brague will officiate. Burial in the Burlington Cemetery. (handwritten on article June 8, 1925)
CAMPBELL Ethelyn M. Campbell, age 88 of Burlington, died Friday, Aug. 25. 1978 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born April 18, 1890 in Burlington, the daughter of James and Carrie Forrest Campbell. Miss Campbell was a member of the WCTU and of the Burlington United Methodist Church. For many years she was a farmer in Burlington. She is survived by one nephew, Kenneth Morley of Towanda RD 1 The funeral was held Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. William Barnes officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington.
(Local News) Robert Campbell who died last Thursday in Burlington, from pneumonia aged 39 years, is survived by his wife, mother and two children. The funeral and interment on Sunday were in Burlington. TGR 1918
CASE Kenneth R - Life-long and well liked resident of Burlington,
Pa., Kenneth R. Case, 79, died
on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline "Jackie" (SIMPSON) Case. The couple married March 3, 1977 and had 33 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Ken's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 12, at the funeral home with long-time friend, Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of Ken's family in Oak Grove Cemetery. Ken was born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Elmira, N.Y., son of the late Paul and Viola (DARROW) Case. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. Ken worked for the Burlington Garage, worked on the roads, drove a school bus, and ended his career working for DuPont Inc. He was a Pentecostal Christian by faith, was a wonderful singer, and loved to sing the old hymns. Ken belonged to the Waverly VFW Post No. 8104 and American Legion Post No. 0492. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Ken was an expert gardener; he even had his own greenhouse. He loved to cook and could fix just about anything. The saying around his house was: "If Ken couldn't fix it, it wasn't broken." The most important thing in Ken's life was his family. They include: his wife Jackie; his sons, Jerry (Lorene) ACKLEY of Burlington, Pa., Tony (Colleen) Arnold of Carlisle, Pa., Jamie (Brenda) Arnold of Burlington, Pa., and Joel (Cindy) Arnold of Burlington, Pa.; his daughters, Susan (Jim) Williams of Canton, Pa., and Kristie Arnold of Burlington, Pa.; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nephews Mick and Mark Smith. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Merle Smith. Contributions may be made in Ken's memory to the American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041 April 09, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
FORREST CARRIE CAMPBELL
Mrs. Carrie-Troy, April 8-aged 80, of Burlington died at her home Thursday morning, April 8. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ethelyn Campbell at home, Mrs. Harold Morley of Burlington and one grandson, Kenneth Morley of Burlington. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the family home in Burlington Friday afternoon where funeral services will be held Monday, April 12. Rev. Leon Northrop will officiate. Burial in Burlington Cemetery.
Mr. J. H. HILL, a life-long resident of Burlington, died at his home May 30th after a short sickness of ten days. His friends and neighbors were shocked at the news of his death which was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Hill was 65 years old. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday afternoon and largely attended. The flowers were beautiful and many. He will be missed by his neighbors and many friends. Mr. Hill is survived by his widow, one son, Robert Hill of Warren, Pa., and one daughter, Mrs. Julia Hedrick of Athens; a brother, Mr. R. P. Hill of Elmira. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. F. L. Cretser of the M. E. Church of which deceased was an active member. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery beside his first wife.
HILL Randolph Porter
Burlington News) R. P. Hill a much respected citizen and trusted friend, formerly of Burlington died at his home in Elmira Sunday night, after a brief illness of influenza followed by severe shock from which he never rallied. His remains will be brought to this place Wednesday. Buried will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and four children: Harry, Sherman and Mrs. Bessie Petterson of Elmira, and Miss Agnes Laura Hill, Replacement agent of the Children’s Aid Society in New York City. TGR 1918
Sherman Hawley HILL
Sherman Hawley Hill, son of Samuel and Laura Pitcher Hill, was born in New Milford, Litchfield, County, Conn., Sept. 11, 1814, and died at his home in Burlington Boro, Bradford Co., PA., May 18, 1903, at the extreme age of 88 years, 8 months, and 7 days. After a few years residence in Litchfield he moved with his parents to Rushville, Susquehanna County, Pa., and while a resident here married Julia A. Porter, daughter of John and Martha Porter, of Troy, Pa. In 1848 he moved to Burlington Boro, Pa., where he built his home and has since resided. Here were born to him two sons, Randolph Porter, of Elmira, N. Y., and John Howard of Burlington, both of whom survive him. Besides these sons, six grand children and three great grand children also survive him. He was an energetic business man; a millwright by trade. But better than all that might be said in regard to his business ability, may be said in relation to his home. He was a loving husband, a kind father, and an ever indulgent grand parent as all those surviving him truthfully attest. In his declining days he was not characterized by that crabby old age that marks the lives of so many aged persons, but a patient sufferer till death, retaining full consciousness to the end. As a neighbor and friend he possessed qualities of manliness and hospitality, for he sincerely believed in the golden rule as the safe motto to follow. He leaves a large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances to mourn his loss, and especial sympathy is expressed by the whole community in which he so long moved, for the afflicted and bereaved widow. Funeral services were held at his late home on Wednesday, May 20th at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. E. A. Huntington. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery. TGR 1903
HULSLANDER M F - F. Hulslander. [SRGP 09507]
M. F. Hulslander for the past twenty-five years a well know resident of Burlington, died at his home on Monday evening, Sept. 23d, after a six months illness of cancerous growth of the liver which dated back to an injury received in an automobile accident a few years ago. He was born in Sullivan, Tioga county, on June 28, 1851. The funeral services were held from the Burlington Baptist church in which Mr. Huslander had for many years taken so active a part, first in its erection and later for many years in its maintenance. They were in charge of the Rev. Seymour Barrett pastor of the Baptist church of Tioga, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Percy of East Smithfield and the Rev. Mr. Cretzer of Burlington. Surviving are his wife, four daughters: Mrs. Myron Allen, Center Valley, Pa., Mrs. Boyd Bailey, Shelly, Pa.,
KELLER -MIRIAM J. WELDY
Miriam Jeanne Weldy, 73, of Burlington, PA died July 19, 1996. Congestive heart failure resulted in declining health over the past few years. She was born January 17, 1923 in El Reno, OK, the daughter of Curtis and Marguerite Pearl Keller. Jeanne, as she was known to many friends, was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. She was an employee at Sylvania plant in Towanda while she attended night school at Elmira College. In 1968 she became an English teacher at Troy Junior High School, a position she held until retirement in 1980. Mrs. Weldy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert A. Weldy; daughter-in-law, Theresa Robinson and husband Dale of Ulster RR 2, PA; grandsons, Christopher Weldy and Kyle Robinson; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Earl Galloway of El Reno, OK; brother and sister-in-law, Edgar and Barbara Keller of Alamogordo, NM; sisters-in-law, Mary and Leo Slingerland of Troy RR 3, PA and Hallie McWilliams of Canton, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Joseph Weldy, in 1978; her father, Curtis Keller in 1977; and her mother, Marguerite Keller, in 1970. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 30 with the Rev. Kermit O. Shrawder officiating and burial to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials may be sent to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Eileen Sherman, PO Box 162, Burlington, PA 18814. (TGR August 1, 1996) [Tyed as published in newspaper, but a realtive indicates first name was Mariam]
Burlington News) Clarence KELLOGG died at his home last Wednesday evening, October 19, at 8 o’clock, aged 53 years and four months. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Vroman of Smithfield, two brothers and one sister to mourn his demise. Rev. Miller officiated. Undertaker Beaman of Troy had charge of the funeral. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery. TGR 1904
Again it is our sad duty to chronicle another death in the borough. Clarence Kellogg, whose protracted illness dates back to last spring and during this time has suffered intensely, passed peacefully away at his home on Wednesday evening, October 19, aged 53 years. Deceased was a much respected citizen, a faithful Christian, and a zealous worker in the M. E. church – also president of the Epworth league at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss a faithful wife, one daughter, Mrs. Fred Vroman of East Smithfield, whose ill health has prevented her from ministering to the last sad offices of her afflicted parent; one sister, Mrs. John Campbell of this place; two brothers, George of West Burlington and John of Canton. The funeral was held at the M.E. church on Friday at 2 o’clock, Rev. W. P. Miller officiating. Interment in Hill’s cemetery. The pall bearers were former members of his Sunday school class-namely-Stuart Essenwine, Walter Putnam, Manley Bird, Robert Hill, D. A. Bourne and Henry Ross. Mr. Kellogg was deeply interested in the welfare of the boys and especially so since their conversion last winter, and at the time of his illness he had a promising choir of young people of which some of the pall bearers were members. TGR 1904
IAN THOMAS KNEEBONE
Ina Thomas Kneebone, infant son of Thomas and Amy B. Ling Kneebone of Burlington Township, Ulster RR 2, died Sunday, July 4, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Inez Ling of Burlington; paternal grandparents, William H. and Isabelle Kneebone of Sayre; maternal great-grandfather, Charles Wiles of New Albany; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Dennis Fox officiating and interment to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. (TGR, Thursday, July 9, 1992)
MacINTIRE - LING, Mrs. Amy, Age 75, of Burlington, Pa. Friday May 12, 1972 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Jasper Smith. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Francis (Esther) Carman of Towanda, Pa. RD 1; sons, James Ling of Burlington, Pa. and Fred Ling of Towanda, Pa. RD 1; one sister, Mrs. John (Rosa) Wright of Athens, Pa.; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.
McNEAL, Leon, 69, of Burlington, died early Friday morning, having been in failing health for six years. He was born in Towanda Twp., son of the late Herman and Anna Dibble McNeal. He had spent his lifetime in this area. Mr. McNeal was a retired lumberman. He was a member of the Burlington Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nila at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Florence Raduazo of Concord, N.H., two sisters, Mrs. Fred Turner of Troy and Mrs. Robert Beeman of Luthers Mills; six brothers, Herbert of Athens, Herman of Standing Stone, Floyd, William and Wesley of Towanda, and Raymond of Indiana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Archer-McCloskey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Barnes, pastor of his church, officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington.
HAROLD K. MORLEY JR.
Harold Kenneth "Kenny" Morley Jr., 80, of Burlington Township, PA died Monday, December 25, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Born May 12, 1920 in Burlington Township, he was the only child of Harold Campbell Morley. "Kenny" operated the family farm in Burlington Township for most of his life and was also employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Towanda for several years. He is survived by several cousins and his special friend, Flossie Brink of Towanda RR 1, PA; many good friends. Funeral services were held December 29 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. William Lusk officiating and interment to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington Township.
HAROLD KENNETH “KENNY” MORLEY JR., 80, of Burlington Township, died Monday evening Dec. 25, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born May 12, 1920 in Burlington Township, he was the only child of Harold Kenneth and Gertrude Mae Campbell Morley. “Kenny” operated the family farm in Burlington Township for most of his life and was also employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Towanda of several years. He is survived by several cousins; his special friend, Flossie Brink of Towanda RR 1, and many good friends. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Dec. 20, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William Lusk, Pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington Township. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
Burlington News) Died at his home on Towanda street, Joseph MORLEY, after a severe sickness of two months, aged 57 years. A wife and several children and three sisters are left. He was a war veteran. Another soldier has answered the last roll call. Funeral in the Methodist church last Wednesday at 1 o’clock, the Baptist minister officiating, interment in Oak Grove cemetery. 1903
Local News) Wilmer Rakestraw of Burlington, died at his home Sunday afternoon, aged 45 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. Funeral services held Thursday at 2 o’clock at the church. TGR 1900
ROBINSON Bonnie L. Burlingame
67, of East Smithfield, Pa., died on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on Nov. 14, 1945 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Jesse F. and Virginia L. Taladay Robinson. Bonnie worked for Futures for 18 years and Ted Clark's for the past several years where she enjoyed seeing and talking with people as they came through her line. Bonnie loved spending time with her family especially the grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, and cooking. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 13 years, Jarvis, at home; daughters Jennifer (Jeff) Kohan of Central Pennsylvania and Beth (Newt) Condict of Coopersburg, Pa.; granddaughter Iris Kohan; grandsons Newton Condict V and Noah Condict; sister Virginia Robinson of East Smithfield, Pa.; and cousins. Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – July 21, 2013
ROSS - (Burlington News) Glen one of the eleven months old babies of Arthur Ross and wife died on Sunday of pneumonia. He was a bright little fellow and will be missed in the family, where he and his twin sister were great pets. The funeral was held in the Union church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery
ROSS DAVID A
Ross, D A-78, a lifelong resident of Burlington, died at his home Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock (1947). For many years he was a blacksmith and later a night watchman at the county home. He was a member of the I O O F at Burlington 57 years. Mr. Ross is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John F Kelsey, Trenton, NJ, Mrs. H Wayne Pierce of Burlington, Mrs. L W Richards, Casenovia, NY and Mrs. Tracey C Lewis Rochester, NY; one son, Martin S Ross, Burlington; one brother, Elmer Ross of Troy; 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Soper funeral home in Troy where services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Rev. Leon Northrop officiating with burial in Burlington.
The funeral of Sloan K. ROSS, late of Burlington, PA will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Burlington, PA, Sunday at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Roy Brague of Cincinnatus, NY will officiate. The remains repose in the Gustin undertaking rooms at Troy, PA, until Sunday noon.
SPENCER - KATHARINE BOURNE
Katharine M. Bourne, 92, of Hillcrest Apts., Troy, PA died Saturday, February 16, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born September 4, 1898 in West Burlington, she was the daughter of Dewitt and Carrie Bourne Spencer. Mrs. Bourne was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. She graduated from Mansfield Normal School and was an elementary school teacher in West Burlington for many years. Mrs. Bourne is survived by her husband, Allen Bourne; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Bourne of Ulster RD 2 and Dorothy Bourne of Athens; several nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Phyllis Ward of Troy RD 2 and Annetta and Patricia Ward, both of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; several great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great niece, Deannaraye Ward. Funeral services were held February 19 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Robert Weldy, PO Box 68, Burlington, PA 18814. (TGR, Thursday, February 21, 1991)
Hill, Lydia Spencer- 81, died at Burlington, Sunday evening. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Julia Headrick of Athens; one stepson, Robert Hill of Jamestown, NY; three brothers, Bruce and Elwin of Elmira Heights, and Will Spencer of Troy; a sister, Miss Lucy E Spencer of Monroeton; several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Soper funeral home in Troy and will be taken to the Burlington Church for services at 3 pm today. Burial will be in Burlington. Rev Leon Northrop officiating.
TRENT - Hallie Trent Weldy McWilliams, age 83 formerly of Canton, Pa., died peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2008, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, N.Y. Hallie shared this life and the joy she brought to it with her children Patricia (Carl) Pipp, Tom Weldy, and Sheila (Duane) Wrisley; her grandchildren Michelle, Sean, Sonya, Patrick, and Jeff; nine great grandchildren and friends from Bethany Manor. In lieu of flowers, Hallie’s family asks that you share a special moment with someone you love. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Oak Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Pa. Pastor Norman Pierce will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, N.Y.
FRED J. TURNER, 73 OF Lyons, NY formerly of the Troy and Canton area died Feb. 22, 1983 in Lyons, NY. He was born July 10, 1909 in Canton, the son of Charles and Lilley Williams Turner. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mertie on February 12, 1978. Surviving are a sister, Virginia Earley of Gillett RD 3; several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.
WARD - Daily Review
Dorothy June Ward Bourne, 88, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at the Bradford County Manor. She was born June 1, 1915, the daughter of Jess and Leda Besley Ward. She married the late George L. Bourne on June 13, 1935. She retired as the manager of the Elmira College Snack Bar. She is survived by daughters Mary (Richard) Brennan and Dorothy (Daniel) Stark; a son-in-law, Andrew Springer Sr.; a sister, Evelyn Lane; grandchildren John Springer, Lela (Paul) Space, Guy (Cheryl) Brennan, Sean (Chrissy) Brennan, David (Sarene) Stark and Diane Stark; her great-grandchildren, Scott and Tiffany Space, Alexandra and Grace Brennan, and Kyle and Kent Stark; and a special nephew, Larry (Ernie) Baxter, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George; a daughter, Elsie Springer; a grandson, Andrew Springer Jr.; her brothers, George and Jim; and a sister, Elizabeth Bourne. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington, at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Bradford County Manor Activities Department, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. 16947, or the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
GEORGE WELDY, proprietor of Weldy’s Bar and Grill at 500 Main Street was found dead March 8, 1974 in the bedroom of his apartment at 208 Third Street Friday afternoon at about 3 o’clock. Mr. Weldy, it is reported, left his place of business without saying where he was going. When he did not return in a reasonable time, inquiries were made as to his whereabouts and a friend finally was dispatched to his home to see if he was there. It was then that his death was discovered. Towanda police were summoned and they in turn notified the county coroner, Gordon Farr of Ulster. Following the coroner’s investigation the body was released to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Mr. Weldy came to Towanda from Burlington, purchasing the Winter’s Café at 500 Main Street. Prior to that he had been a Bradford County Superintendent of Highways. His wife, Hallie is a patient at the Troy Community Hospital. Survivors include, in addition to his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Sheila Wrisley and Patricia Pipp and a son, Thomas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Vickery Funeral Home. Further announcement will be made Monday. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Burlington)
Robert A. WELDY, 85, of Burlington died on Thursday, March 4, 2004, following an extended illness. He died peacefully at home. Robert was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Elmira, N.Y., to the late George A. and Ada M. Weldy. He attended grade school at Luthers Mills and graduated from Troy High School in 1936. He attended Syracuse University. After graduating from college in 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Corps. He was sworn in on Feb. 11, 1941. He served as a flight navigator in the Pacific Theater throughout World War II.While receiving navigation training at Turner Field, Albany, Ga., in 1942, he met his wife, Mariam Jeanne Keller. They corresponded throughout his service and were married upon his return on Oct. 8, 1943. He achieved the rank of captain. In 1945, they returned to Burlington to make their home. He later went into business with his brother and brother-in-law, running the grocery store. He was sworn in as postmaster of the Burlington office in 1958 and continued until his retirement in 1978. Robert was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church, serving over the years as chairman of the Administrative Council, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee and Finance Committee. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Burlington Lodge, serving as secretary. As a member of the East Smithfield VFW post he served as commander in 1972-74 and later as quartermaster. He also served three terms as mayor of Burlington. For several years he was president of the historic Old Burlington M.E. Church Committee. His spare time was never idle time. He loved hunting, fishing, taking care of his lawn, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends. Robert is survived by his grandson and wife, Christopher and Tracy Weldy; a daughter-in-law and husband, Theresa and Dale Robinson; a grandson, Kyle Robinson and friend Stacy Wheeler; a sister and husband, Mary and Leo Slingerland; and great-granddaughters Madelynn Moretz and Cora Jean Weldy. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his wife, Mariam Jean Weldy, in 1996; his son, Robert Joseph Weldy, in 1978; and his brother, George Weldy.Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Sunday, March 7, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, March 8, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m. with the funeral service immediately following at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in his name with the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WILSON - ADA M. WELDY, 95
Ada M. Weldy, 95, Burlington, died Tuesday morning, Dec 18, 1990, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept 17, 1895, the daughter of Charles and Emma McKean Wilson, in Pine City, NY. Much of her earlier life was lived with her grandparents, J. Davis and Adda Rolfe McKean. She attended school in West Burlington and was married to George A. Weldy. They became a part of the Weldy General Store, a family tradition of some 80 years. She was a 50-year member of the Burlington Lady Lynn Rebekah Lodge No. 259. Mrs. Weldy was active with the Republican Women and helper with the Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Slingerland, Troy RD 3; son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Mariam Jeanne Weldy, Burlington; grandchildren, Mrs. Duane (Sheila) Wrisley, Mrs. Carl (Patricia) Pipp, Thomas Weldy, Mrs. Thomas (Kathryn) Woodward, Mrs. Dwight (Sonja) Halflett and Mrs. Teresa Weldy Robinson; eight great-grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Miller. Mrs. Weldy was predeceased by her husband, George A. Weldy, in 1961; a son, George E. Weldy in 1974; a grandson, Robert Joseph Weldy in 1978; and a sister, Cora Wilson Warner in 1980. The funeral services were held December 20 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. John C. Fester officiating with burial to be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Burlington. A memorial service was held there by the Lady Lynn Rebekahs. Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)
CLINTON L. WOODWARD JR.
Clinton L. Woodward Jr., 76, of Burlington, Bradford County, whose stepson Andrew Williams is a city resident, died Friday, March 25, 1983, in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY. Born May 16, 1906, at Shunk, he was a son of Clinton and Bertha Reeseman Woodward. He was a member of Seventhday Adventist Church, Sayre. Mr. Woodward was a retired technical sergeant in the Air Force. Surviving, besides his stepson here, are his wife, the former Gladys Jane Freeman, three sons, Charles, of Sylvania, Bradford County, John, of Canton, and Ernest, of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, George, of Canton; another stepson, William Williams, of Burlington; a stepdaughter, Alice Jane Williams, of Burlington, 13 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 am Wednesday at Vickery's, 110 Main Street, Troy, with the Rev. Hubert Morgan, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday.
Oak Grove Cemetery.
Died From Kick of A Horse.
James Vroman, on Sunday, March, 17th, was kicked by a horse in the right eye, at the home of William Johnson in Burlington twp. The shoe-calk entered the eye, breaking off and driving small pieces of bone into the brain, making a terrible injury, from the effects of which he died on Sunday, March 24th. TGR 1901