Park Cemetery, Canton Borough, Bradford
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DANKS –MRS. ANNA D. SWAYZE age 86 formerly of Canton and a resident of Daytona Beach, Fla. since 1966 died at the Memorial Hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla., Tuesday, May 30, 1978. She was born in Elmira Sept. 14, 1891 a daughter of Melvin and Suzanne Danks. Her husband, the late Leon Swayze was the founder of the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton. He died in 1946. She was a member of the Ormond Presbyterian Church. A daughter, Mrs. Jean Swayze Porter died in Ormond Beach in 1970 at the age of 47. While living in Canton, Mrs. Swayze was a well-respected person and was active in various organizations. Her survivors include one son, Alden Swayze of Daytona Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mrs. Robert “Doc” (Marilyn) Ellis of Canton RD 2, John Swayze of Austin, Texas, Mrs. Gary (Linda) Rockwell of West Burlington, Mrs. Robert (Suzanne) Ebbs of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Miss Deborah Porter of Gainesville, Fla. and Mrs. Tracey (Amy) Mock of Orlando, Fla. and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Raymond D. Fravel, pastor of the Canton United Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was in the Park Cemetery, Canton. Pallbearers were Clement Crumm, Delos Northrup, Raymond Smithgall, Robert Innes, Robert Wooster and William Most all member of the Canton Presbyterian Church. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DR. A. E. DANN died at his home on 67 N. Center St., Canton July 10, 1961. He came from Corning, NY. Born December 6, 1879. His wife Edna Innes survives. Two sons; Philip Adam died in 1929 and Dr. Daniel Innes died in 1961. Rev. H. C. Humke conducted the service. Burial in Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Belle DARTT Brown, widow of John H. Brown and for many years one of the most prominent women in this section, died in her home in Canton Wednesday morning, July 8th , at the age of 70. She is survived by two sons, Commander J. H. Brown, Jr., U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., W. D. Brown of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. F. H. Opper Savannah, Ga., Mrs. L. G. Thomas of Canton; sister, Mrs. Charles Derrah of Canton; nephew, Dr. Ben Darrah of Queens Village, L.I. Funeral services will be held from the home at 4 p.m. Friday and will be in charge of Rev. William J. Cartnell, of the Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a member for many years. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.
Hon. B. S. DARTT, of Canton, died on Friday last of heart disease, aged fifty-nine years. Major Dartt was born in Dartt settlement, Tioga County, but he came to this county when a boy. When the rebellion broke out he enlisted in the cavalry, and before the end of the war he became a Major. Of his war history two interesting incidents deserve mention. On one of the many scouting expeditions in which Major Dartt’s cavalry was engaged the celebrated raider, John Morgan, was routed, and the Major and a few men chased the famous rebel, who fled alone. He rode his celebrated blooded mare, and was too fast for them, but they followed him to a river where he hurriedly dismounted and swam across, leaving his horse to be captured. In one of the engagements near Chickamanga Major Dartt was riding with his men when they came to a ditch that had to be jumped. The Major’s horse fell short, and he pitched over its head, fortunately striking on its opposite bank. His had held the bridle which he pulled along after him several feet before discovering that it held his horse’s head. Just after he pitched over a cannon ball had cut off the animal’s head, only a moment’s time standing between him and death. On his return from the war he engaged in the hardware business in Canton, where he continued his trade until a short time since when he sold out. He was for two terms a member of the Legislature, where he was one of the most useful members this county ever sent. He was the author and pusher of the important bill providing for an insurance department for the State; and was prominent in working for the local option law. On the question of the division of the county he was an earnest opponent of the scheme, working heartily against it, although his neighbors and home friends urged him to support it. In the many important positions to which he was called he did his duty manfully, intelligently, and his death will be lamented as that of a man strong, earnest and honorable, whose loss will be deeply felt. Buried Park Cemetery. (b. 1826, d. 1886.)
DAVIS Marjorie C. HAXTON, 86, of Alba, PA, died Sunday evening, December 17, 2000 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy. Marge was born on May 3, 1914 in Mansfield, Pa, the daughter of the late John H. and Katherine Mae (Reese) Davis. Marge worked as a waitress in the canton and troy areas for many years. In 1948 she managed the Schmick Ice Cream Parlor in Canton and in the 1950’s owned and operated the Cannibal Inn in Canton Township. During WW II she worked at Bendix Corp. in Elmira, NY. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Dan Spencer of Granville Summit, PA, Jacquelyn and Theodore Spencer of Canton PA, Linda and Bill Hazelton of Chaparral, NM; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Sandy Jo Haxton of Chemung, NY; 31 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; special friends Dot Gregorick of Alba, PA and June Earle of Troy, PA. Mrs. Haxton was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Willis H. Haxton, in 1985, daughters Joan Eileen Cole in August, 2000, Sandra Kaye Hurlburt in May, 1999 and a son, Willis H. Haxton Jr., in 1941. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with interment to be in the Park Cemetery, Canton. Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to Western Alliance Ambulance EMS, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 or the Alba First Christian Church RR 2, Box 67, Canton, PA 17724 in Mrs. Haxton’s memory. Troy Gazette Register
DAVIS –MARJORIE C. (DAVIS) HAXTON, 66, Alba, died December 17, 2000 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born on May 3, 1914, in Mansfield, PA she was the daughter of the late John H. and Katherine Mae (Reese) Davis. On June 18, 1932, she married the late Willis H. Haxton in Clearfield, PA. Together they shared more than 52 years of marriage. Mrs. Haxton worked as a waitress in the Canton and Troy areas for many years. In 1948 she managed the Schmick Ice Cream Parlor in Canton, and in the 1950’s, she owned and operated the Cannibal Inn in Canton Twp. She also supported the U.S. war effort by working at Bendix in Elmira, NY, during WWII. She was a loving mother and especially enjoyed her grandchildren who were very dear to her. She also enjoyed camping trips with her family. Surviving are: daughters and sons-in-law; Patricia and Dan Spencer, Granville Summit, Jacquelyn and Theodore Spencer, Canton, and Linda and Bill Hazelton, Chapperal, NM; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Sandy Jo Haxton, Chemung, NY; 31 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Dot Gregorick, Alba and June Earle, Troy. Mrs. Haxton was predeceased by her husband, Willis H. Haxton, March 6, 1985; daughters, Joan Eileen Cole, August 2, 2000; Sandra Kaye Hurlburt, May 9, 1999; and a son, Willis H. Haxton Jr., on June 14, 1941. A private family memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in the Park Cemetery, Canton, PA. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may direct memorials to the Western Alliance Ambulance E.M.S. c/o P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA or to the Alba First Christian Church, c/o RR 2 Box 67, Canton, PA in Mrs. Haxton’s memory. Mrs. Haxton is under the care of Pepper Funeral Home. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DAVIS SARAH ISAACS
(Local)Mrs. Richard Isaacs, for many years a respected resident of Ward township, died last Thursday, at the home of her son, Richard Isaacs on Armenia mountain. Two other sons survive, Samuel and Henry Isaacs. TGR 1916
DeLaVERGNE - On the morning of Thursday, May 15, 2008, Margaret (DeLaVergne) Lyon, a well-known educator from Canton, Pa., died quietly at the Bradford County Manor. She was 88 years of age. Born July 4, 1919, in Hilton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Alice (Sage) DeLaVergne. Margaret was married to George F. Lyon. Together they raised a son and shared 37 years until George's passing in April of 1987. For several years Mrs. Lyon was employed by the state of New York as a public health officer. Later she moved to Canton and began her teaching career. She taught at the Ogdensburg School for many years before transferring to Canton Elementary School. Mrs. Lyon was a part of the committee selected to research the feasible designs for the new elementary school in the early 1970s. She continued to enlighten young minds until her retirement in the early 1990s. She was a lover of good music and participated for many years in the Canton Music Club. She was also active in the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Mrs. Lyon was also fond of gardening and visiting her family's cottage on Lake Nephawin. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a woman with an abiding faith in the Lord, and enjoyed the fellowship of the Ward United Methodist Church for as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Lyon is survived by her son, Michael (and Marcia) Lyon of Annapolis, Md.; grandchildren, Victoria, Trevor and Cassandra Lyon, all of Annapolis; and niece Sandra (and John) Baase of Hamlin, N.Y. In addition to her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn Koss. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St. in Canton. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Jerry Schmidt, officiating. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, P.O. Box 233, Canton, Pa. 17724. - Towanda Daily Review, 17 May 2008
DOLL George H-Canton, Sept 19 (1949)-68, president of canton Borough Council since 1932, died at his upper Troy Street home this Monday morning. In addition to his duties on the council, Mr. Doll had for years served as a trustee of the Community Nursing Service and was a member of Canton Lodge No 429, Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Doll had been an employee of the Belmar Manufacturing Company for over 50 years and last spring was guest of honor at a testimonial dinner honoring his half-century of service to the company. He is survived by his wife, Minnie; three daughters, Grace, Harriett and Marguerite, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace Foss of Canton. The body is at the family home where the funeral will be held Thursday Sept 22 at 2 pm. Rev. C E Rostofer will officiate with interment in Park Cemetery, Canton.
GRACE I. DOLL, 82 of 249 Troy St., Canton died Tuesday March 11, 1986 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born July 17, 193 in Canton she was the daughter of George H. and Minnie Inscho Doll. Miss Doll retired in 1970 as a manager-clerk with the Ben Franklin Store in Canton, where she was employed for 51 years. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ. She is survived by a sister, Harriet Doll of Canton. Funeral services will be Thursday March 13 at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, the Rev. David B. Morris her pastor officiating. Interment in Park Cemetery, Canton. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 6:30-9 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Green Free Library in Grace’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
HARRIET L. DOLL, 81, Canton, died Dec. 31, 1990, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born June 21, 1909, in Canton, a daughter of George and Minnie Inscho Doll. After graduating from Canton High School, she worked as a secretary for C. Arthur Bullock for many years. She then served as Canton Tax Collector for 37 years before retiring. Miss Doll was a member of the Church of Christ, Canton, the Republican Womens Association, the Federation Music Club, the Green Free Library Association, the Bradford County and local Historical Society, and was the secretary and treasurer of the Main Street Cemetery. Surviving are a host of friends. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Marguerite and Grace Doll, and two brothers, George and Harold Doll. The funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ, (Disciples of Christ), officiating. Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canton Ambulance Memorial Fund. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MARGUERITE S. DOLL, age 67, of Canton, Pa., Thursday, January 19, 1980, at home. Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese funeral Home, Canton, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert D. Parker officiating. Interment in Park Cemetery, Canton. Miss Doll is survived by 2 sisters, with whom she resided, Grace & Harriet Doll. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ’s Disciples. Donations may be directed to the Canton Green Free Library of the Canton Community Nursing Service. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DRAKE –MRS. MILDRED R. TRAPP, aged 90, of 49 Lycoming Street, Canton, died Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Benson, of Canton. Mrs. Trapp was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton and the widow of George Trapp, a former sheriff of Bradford County. Surviving are; her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Benson; two sons, James Trapp of Weston, W. Va., and George Trapp of Cheltenham, Pa.; two grandsons and two nieces. Funeral services will be held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton, this Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Cauffman, pastor of the Canton Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review, Nov. 14, 1966. (Parents Homer and Catherine Stone Drake. Born Nov. 7, 1876, died Nov. 11, 1966.)
FREEMAN C. EDKIN SR. age 88, of Erin, NY passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Freeman was born in Muncy, PA on September 9, 1928. Freeman served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from Holmes Transportation Company in Framingham, MA after many years as a truck driver. Freeman will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Survivors include sons, Budd (Judy) Jr., Edward (Carrie), John (Becky), David (Christy) and Mikeal (Nora) Edkin; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and cousins. Freeman was predeceased by his wife Marion in 2007, son Raymond and daughter-in-law, Kathrine. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Full military honors will follow. Interment will take place in Park Cemetery in Canton, PA at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2016
ELLIOTT –MRS. ELIZABETH WATTS, 79, wife of C. A. Watts died unexpectedly at her home on upper Troy Street Sunday night, June 24, 1938. She was a daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Davis Elliott and had been a lifelong resident of Canton where for many years she has been a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Miss Viva Watts and two nieces, Mrs. Tracey B. Sturdevant of Elmira and Mrs. Eloise Holzworth of Hagerstown, Md. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Park Cemetery. The Rev. Larue Brown of the Canton Church of Christ will officiate.
ELLIOTT - Frank Elliott, a well known farmer of Minnequa, died Wednesday following a long illness from hardening of the arteries. He has always lived in that neighborhood and had a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held at the home this afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Wenrick of Canton officiating. TGR 1914
LORIMER D. ELLIOTT
CANTON--Lorimer D. Elliott, 73, of Canton RD 2, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 1990, in Troy Community Hospital, where he was admitted a few days earlier. His wife, the former Betty Lee, preceded him in death. A graduate of Bliss Electrical School, Washington, DC, Mr. Elliott retired in 1981 after 20 years' employment with Industrial Appraisal Co., Pittsburgh. A graduate of Canton High School, he spent a year as a catcher with the Flying Seigrist trapeze troupe. A Marine veteran of World War II, he served in the European and Pacific Theaters. Mr. Elliott later served with the occupational force in Japan, and retired from the Marines as a major. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Troy; American Legion Post 167, Morris Run, and the Deer X-ing Detachment Inc.-Marine Corps League, Ralston. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 415. Mr. Elliott also was a member of Moose Lodge 429; the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston, and the Wheel Inn Inc., Roaring Branch. Born Sept. 29, 1916, in Canton Twp., he was the son of Robert F. and Mable Darling Elliott. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Robert and Eleanor Elliott, of Canton RD 2, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Williams, of Canton. There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street.
LORIMER D. ELLIOTT
Lorimer D. Elliott, 73, of Canton RD 2, died August 4, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born September 29, 1916 in Canton Township, the son of Robert F. and Mable Darling Elliott. He was a graduate of Canton High School and a veteran of World War II. He was employed for 20 years with Industrial Appraisal Co. in Pittsburgh, PA. Among other organizations, he was a member of Canton F & AM Lodge No. 415 and the Troy VFW Post. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Robert and Eleanor Elliott, Canton RD 2; sister, Barbara Williams of Canton and niece, Vicki Williams May of Kenton, OH. He was predeceased by his mother, Mable Darling Elliott; his wife, Betty Lee Elliott and his sister, Beverly Kaznowski. There will be no funeral service. Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be made in Mr. Elliott's memory to the Deer X-ing Detachment, Marine Corps League (Toys for Tots) or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, August 9, 1990)
ROBERT F. ELLIOTT
Robert F. Elliott, 98, of Canton RR 2, PA, died Friday, April 29, 1994 at the Leader Nursing Home, Williamsport, PA where he had been a resident since April 21, 1994. He was born April 21, 1896 in Canton Township, Bradford County, the son of Frank G. and Matilda Hess Elliott. Bob attended Canton schools. He worked for the Canton Illuminating Co. and bought its merchandising department. He branched out into the general construction business and ran the Elliott Electric Supply Co. in Canton for 17 years. Robert and his wife of 48 years, the former Eleanor Kilbourn spent over 20 years traveling the United States and Canada doing architectural and mechanical appraisal work, retiring in 1968. While in business, Robert was very active in civic affairs. He was a charter member and past president of the Canton Rotary Club. He also was a member and past commander of the former Canton Commandery No. 64; a 50-year member of the Canton F&AM Lodge No. 415; a member of Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 216; and a life member of the Wheel Inn Inc., Roaring Branch, where he served on the board of directors and served as treasurer for 17 years. Robert was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and the Canton Historical Society. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor K. Elliott; a daughter, Barbara Williams; a granddaughter and her husband, Vicki and Carroll May; two great-granddaughters and two great-great-grandchildren, all of Kenton, OH. He was predeceased by a sister, Fanny; his first wife, Mabel; a son and daughter-in-law, Lorimer and Betty Lee Elliott; daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Michael Kaznowski, and a son-in-law, Raymond "Baldy" Williams. Mr. Elliott requested that there be no viewing or funeral service. Interment will be in Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Canton Green Free Library, The Canton Ambulance Association or a charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)
ESTABROOK –MRS. MAE ESTABROOK BREESE, 60, of Canton, Pa.; died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 1938. She leaves her husband, Henry Breese; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Madigan; a grandson, Robert Henry Madigan, all of Canton; two brothers, Frank Estabrook of Forest City, Pa., and Arthur of South Gibson, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Olin of Jackson, Pa. A prayer service will be held at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m. and the funeral will be held in the Canton M.E. Church at 2:30. The Rev. L. A. Guiles will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/23/1938
The Canton Sentinel 1932
Bernard Farrell, of Waverly was electrocuted while hoisting a new transformer on an electric pole at East Smithfield. The young man was a native of Canton, where he lived during childhood. Interment was in Park Cemetery.
DAVID EUGENE FELLOWS died at an early hour Wednesday morning (Jan. 1935) at his home on Minnequa Avenue. Although he had been in poor health for a number of years, his last illness was of only two days duration, and at first was not considered serious. Born in West Leroy in 1844, son of Joseph and Huldah (Brown) Fellows, his education was obtained in the schools of Leroy and Alba. His earlier years were devoted to teaching, and later on he learned the carpenter trade, eventually becoming a contractor, in which business he engaged for many years. Even after retiring from active work, he made many repairs and improvements to the various properties he owned. He came to Canton with his parents about seventy years ago. On February 14, 1872 he married Cornelia Reihl, whose death occurred five years ago. Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. G. L. Rahtjen, and Mrs. Guy Manley of Rochester, and Mrs. W. L. Rowlands, of Canton. He was a member of the Canton Methodist church, where for some time he held the office of trustee. He was also superintendent of the Sunday School for several years. Although in poor health for many years, his activity continued until his last illness, and he was known by the people of the town as a genial friend, with a keen sense of humor. His cheery greetings and droll remarks about current affairs will be missed by many for a long time to come. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at two o’clock from his late home, and interment will be in Park Cemetery. His pastor, Rev. Albert Trickett will officiate. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FELLOWS –MRS. EDNA ROWLANDS. Services for Mrs. Edna Rowlands, 93, of South Minnequa Avenue, Canton were held on March 17, 1969 at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, the Rev. Donald F. Winstead officiating. Interment was in Park Cemetery, Canton. Mrs. Rowlands die March 15, 1969 at the Crowe Nursing Home, Canton. She was the widow of Willis L. Rowlands, and was born in Canton. She attended Syracuse University and was a teacher in Canton for some 17 years. Mrs. Rowlands was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton, taught the Alpha Sunday school class for 28 years. Several years ago the class was named in her honor, the Edna F. Rowlands Class. She was a charter member of the WSCS of the church, and has been a member of the DAR and the Canton Village Improvement Ass’n. Surviving are a step-son, Clifton S. Rowlands of Delmar, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Guy E. Manley of Rochester, N.Y.; two nephews, and one niece, four grand nephews and nieces and two step-grandchildren.
Swayze, Jennie Fellows-Canton, Dec 29 (1948)- aged 82, died at her home early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Swayze was the widow of Alden Swayze of Canton, founder of the Swayze Folding Box Co. Her husband died in 1925. They were married June 1, 1898 and started in business with a small plant in Columbia Cross Roads in September 1898, making weatherproof fence signs. After a struggle to get started, they received some large orders and in order to obtain more space, moved to Canton in February 1900, renting a place with a large barn, which they converted into a factory. With the increase in business, additional help became necessary and Mrs. Swayze gradually ceased to take part in the active work, always, however, maintaining an interest in it. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ of Canton and the Canton Chapter of DAR. She had been in ill health for several years of a heart condition and her death will be deeply mourned by the community. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Krise of Canton; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leon Swayze of Canton; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home on Friday, Dec 31, at 2:30 pm. Rev. C R Rostofer officiating with burial in Park Cemetery, Canton.
FIELD –MRS. J. EVALYN NEWELL, 85, of 94 East Main St., Canton, were held Oct. 25m 1965 at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, the Rev. Donald Rahtgen officiating. Interment was in Park Cemetery. Mrs. Newell died Oct. 12, 1965 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Canton, the Friendly Sunday School Class, and the WSCS. She had worked at the Canton Post Office, 35 years, retiring as a chief clerk. Surviving are her husband, Ray; sister, Mrs. Irving Hawkins of Canton RD 1; several nieces and nephews. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FIELD –MRS. MINNIE S. BECKER, 90 of 40 Second St., Canton, died at the home of her son, on July 23, 1959. Mrs. Becker was a member of the First Methodist Church of Canton. She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Winifred Griffin, and her son Jack, both of Canton, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Kleese Funeral Home at 2:00 Sat. Rev. Richard Tillapaugh of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Park Cemetery. (Parents George B. and Amelia C. Freeman Field - )
ROBERT L. FIELD, 43 of Arlington, Va., formerly of Canton, Wednesday, April 6, 1960. Survived by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Green Field; son, Barry of Arlington; mother, Mrs. Howard Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn.; father, Thomas Field; sister, Miss Penny Field; brother, Thomas, all of Elmira. Body at Morse Funeral home, Canton. Funeral there today at 2 p.m. the Rev. Richard Tillapaugh. Park Cemetery, Canton. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1960
FITCH –MRS. FANNY FITCH EBERMAN, formerly of Canton, Pa., died Sunday, May 17, 1942 at Newtonville, Mass. Her family lived in Canton some time ago, her mother being the late Mrs. Lucy Fitch. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Clara VanderVere and a niece, Miss Lillian VanderVere, both of Newtonville and a cousin, Mrs. Alden Swayze of Canton. The body will arrive in Canton by train at 3:56 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. The Rev. L. Z. Brown will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/19/1942
FOULKROD –BEATRICE DICKSON NYE, 71, of Trumansburg, N.Y., died Thursday, March 3, 1983, in Tompkins Community Hospital, Ithaca, N.Y. Mrs. Nye was born May 19, 1911, in Canton, Bradford County, a daughter of William and Alice Pierce Foulkrod. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Canton. Mrs. Nye retired from the W.T. Grant Company, Wilmington, Dela., and was a seamstress in the Canton area for several years. Surviving are her husband, Fred O. Nye, a resident of the Bradford County Manor; a son, William C. Dickson of Trumanburg RD 2, N.Y.; two grandsons, William A. Dickson, Salisbury, Md., and Gary A. Dickson, Naples, Fla.; one granddaughter, Deborah McCumber, Vineland, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Charles Ethel Hicks of Grover; a brother, Edward Foulkrod of Fassett, Pa.; one aunt, Violet Lewis of Canton; also, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. from the Morse Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Benjamin F. Husted her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mrs. Nye’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
EDWARD P. FOULKROD, 87, Troy, PA (Armenia Mountain) formerly of Fassett, PA, died June 5, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born on December 3, 1913 in Canton, he was the son of the late William and Alice (Pierce) Foulkrod. He was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, NY for over 29 years; was a member of the Olde Covert Church in Armenia Twp.; a member of the NRA and the Fassett Grange. Mr. Foulkrod was an avid trap and skeet shooter. Throughout his life, he enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting and fishing, especially with his sons. Surviving are his sons, Robert G. (Sheila) Foulkrod, Troy, PA and Thomas E. (Beverly) Foulkrod, Medicine Lodge, KS; daughter, Joyce (LaRue) Garrison, Elmira, NY; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Ethel (Marshal) Cole, Canton, PA. He is predeceased by his wife, Prudence (Warner) Foulkrod in 1991. A memorial service was held June 10 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Buried Park Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RAYMOND E. (BUD) FOUST, of Canton, vice president and assistant secretary of the First National Bank of Canton, died Tuesday at his home. He was 55. He had been an employee of the bank for 36 years. Mr. Foust was a member of the United Methodist Church of Canton and a past master of Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 FUAM. He was treasurer for trustees of the Green Free Library in Canton. Mr. Foust was a veteran of World War II in Europe. Buried Park Cemetery, Canton. (Born Nov. 19, 1920, died MAR 9, 1976.) -Canton Independent Sentinel.
FOWLER, Sarah Luella "Lulu" –MRS. WILLIAM V. GLECKNER, age 101 of 124 So. Washington St., Canton, Pa., died July 28, 1979 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, She would have been 102 Monday, July 30, 1979. Born in Canton on July 30 1877, a daughter of D. A. and Addie Fairchild Fowler. Her ancestors were among the pioneer settlers of the Canton area. She was a charter member of the Village Improvement Association and a life long worker in the Canton W.C.T.U. She was a very active member of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples were she was in attendance every Sunday until her health prevented her from attending. Her thoughtfulness and kindness will not be forgotten as she truly lived a good Christian life. Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa., Monday 2 to 4 p.m. Private funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert D. Parker, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Park Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Donald with whom she lived and Elwyn of Canton RD 1; two grandsons, Robert V. of Canton and Ronald W. of Troy; three great-grandson and three great-grand daughters; three nieces and nephews. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FRY - Earl R. Fry, age 79, of Troy, RD 2, Pa., Thursday, March 22, 1973. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Friday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Jack Wise. Burial Park Cemetery, Canton, pa. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Ruth) Teeter of Elmira, Mrs. Henry (Marie) Hallett of Canton, Pa., Mrs. A. J. (Martha) Carless of Venice, Fla., Mrs. James (Frances) Ketchem of Ithaca, N.Y., brother Bruce Fry of Jamestown, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. He was member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church; veteran of World War I. Member of the Troy American Legion, Brooks Flick Post No. 49. He was the owner of the Troy Motor Co. for over 35 years; was a Bradford County Committeeman for the Democratic Party for many years; very active in community affairs and a lifelong resident of the Troy area.
FRY –MARIE (FRY) HALLETT, 95, Troy Street, Canton, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa. She was the wife of the late Henry N. Hallett who died Oct. 3, 1974. Marie, a beloved member of the Canton community, was born Feb. 18, 1900, in Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pa., a daughter of the late Irvin and Mary (Hernander) Fry. Mrs. Hallett was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Morning Circle, Friendly Missionary Society, Canton, a charter member of the Canton Literary Club since 1927, member of O.E.S. Canton Chapter No. 71 since 1936, member of the Village Improvement Association, Canton Library Association and Canton Business and Professional Women. Marie and Henry were owners of the Hallett Motor Company in Canton for 36 years, working side by side at the business. She graduated from Canton High School in 1918 as valedictorian and from Syracuse University in 1923 with a degree in Business Administration. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her only child, Beth Hallett, on Feb. 9, 1982; brothers; Carl, Earl and Bruce Fry; sisters Ruth Fry Teeter, Martha Fry Carless and Frances Fry Ketchem. Survivors include beloved nieces, Mary Larkin in Ithaca, N.Y., Martha (Brent) Olmstead, Elmira, N.Y., Ferne Merrill, Rome, N.Y.; nephews, David (Ann) Teeter and Jon (Denise) Teeter, both of Elmira, N.Y.; several grandnieces and nephews and special friends, John and the late Leah M. Osipovitch and Cindy Evans of Canton. Family and friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., on Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995, from 1-3 p.m. The service will be held at 3 p.m. The service will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Ronald J. Beistline, officiating. Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton, Bradford Co., PA. The family will provide the flowers. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Hallett may be made to the Canton Green Free Library. Cards will be available at the funeral home or the Library. –Towanda Daily Review.
FULKERSON –HELEN E. HOLMES, 86, Ormand Beach, FL, died at her home, April 30, 1995. She was born in Canton, September 19, 1908. Mrs. Holmes was a secretary for W.W. Gleckners for many years before moving to Valdosta, GA, where she and her husband managed the El Carlo Motel for several years, retiring in Florida. Surviving are her husband Eugene Holmes, with whom she would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on May 1; a daughter Patricia Holmes, Florida; sisters, Mary Burr and Kathryn Williams, both of Canton; brother, John Fulkerson, Canton. Interment will be in Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel
FULKERSON, Kathern A. “Kate” Williams, 79, died unexpectedly Friday, January 10, 1997 at her home in Canton, RR 2, PA. Born August 15, 1917 in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Laura Hertz Fulkerson. Kate was a life-long resident of Canton. She was a long-time member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch, PA. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Francis Legget of Sevierville, TN and K. Jean and George Meyers of Endicott, NY; grandchildren and their spouses, Sheila and Jim Dean of Canton, the Rev. Edwin and Lisa Seeley of Mapleton Depot, PA, Craig and Tracy Seeley of Troy, PA, Jim Shedden of the United Arab Emirates, Bud Jr. and Julie Cunningham, both of Endicott and Joanna Cunningham of Florida; seven great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Rose Fulkerson of Canton; brother-in-law, Eugene Holmes of Ormond Beach, FL; and a niece. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, S.E. Williams, in 1936; a sister, Helen Holmes and a brother-in-law, Adolphus Burr. A memorial service for family and friends was held January 15 (10 a.m.) at the Canton Ecumenical Parish with her pastor, the Rev. Ronald Beistline, officiating and interment to be in the Park Cemetery, Canton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 18810 in Mrs. Williams’ memory.
FURMAN –DORIS M. WARREN, 91 – On the evening of June 2, 2000 the Lord called home the soul of lifelong Cantonian Doris Mae (Furman) Warren after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was just six minutes away from her 92nd birthday. Born June 2, 1908 on N. Center St., Canton she was one of three children in the family of Earl and F. Rachael VanSyckle Furman. Doris attended the Canton schools, graduating from CHS with the class of 1926. That was a very special year for Doris for it was also the year of her marriage to the love of her life, Leslie L. Warren. Doris’ grandparents ran a boarding house just off West Union Street and Leslie, who boarded there, happened to be home when Doris paid a visit one day. They were united on Oct. 31, 1926 and shared 48 years of marriage and raised three sons and a daughter before Leslie’s passing in October of 1974. Doris’ faith was of paramount importance in her life. She loved to sing, especially for the Lord. She and her husband shared a ministry of music for many years at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton, where he served as organist and Doris, with her lilting voice, was a member of the choir. Her walk with the Lord began at the Canton Church of Christ in her early childhood and nine decades later her faith was as steadfast as ever. Doris was a 55-year member of the Minnequa Grange. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading and gardening. During the 1960s she managed the high school cafeteria for several years. During this time she put together the school board suppers. Doris was strongly devoted to her family and enjoyed their frequent visits. She felt very much at home with her role as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Doris is survived by her sons, Philip Martin Warren of Canton and David Lee (and Dorothy) Warren of Big Flats; daughter, Ruth Ellen (Warren) Ward of Canton; grandchildren, George (Sharon) Ward of Granville, Vt., Thomas Ward of Mt. Clemmens, Mich., John Ward of Canton, Judith (and Paul) Souders of Waynesboro, Pa., Mary (and Douglas) Nichols of Branchport, N.Y., Cathy (and Virgil) Bragg Jr. of Minot, N.D., Dana (and Marie) Warren of East Northport, Long Island and Karen Warren McArthur of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Marlea Warren of Canton; sister-in-law, Katherine Furman of Sayre; aunt, Mary Gladys Landon of Everett, Wash.; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by a son, Richard Earl Warren in 1974; sister, Mildred Greening, in 1973; and brother, Allan Furman and son-in-law, Robert Ward, both in 1989. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be conducted at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton at 11 a.m. Monday June 12 with her pastor, the Rev. David B. Morris and the Canton Ecumenical parish pastor, Nancy Lee Goff officiating. Interment will follow in the Park Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in Doris’ name may be directed to the Women’s Memorial fund, c/o Church of Christ (Disciples) 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review
GARDNER - RACHEL G. CAMPBELL
Services for Rachel G. Campbell, 78, Canton, were held Oct 18 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. John Mullen officiating. Interment was in Park Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell died Oct 15, 1983 at Williamsport Hospital. She was born March 17, 1905 in Fallbrook, Tioga Cty., the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Clarke Gardner. She was employed by the former Belmar Mfg. Co., Canton, as a secretary for 45 years. She was a member of Canton Ecumenical Parish. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sally Campbell, Seafort, DE. three grandchildren; sister, Catherine Lyons, Williamstown, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. (TGR, Thursday, Oct 20, 1983)
GARDNER –RACHEL G. CAMPBELL, 78, of 25 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton died Saturday, October 15, 1983, at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport. Mrs. Campbell was born March 17, 1905 in Fallbrook, Tioga County, Pa., a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Clarke Gardner. She was employed by the former Belmar Manufacturing Company, Canton as a secretary for 45 years. She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sally Campbell of Seafort, Del.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Laurie Bailey of Bear, Del., Miss Lynne Campbell of Richmond, Va., and Thomas M. Campbell of Seafort, Del.; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Lyons of Williamstown, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, Miles, predeceased her on Nov. 23, 1973. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the rev. John Mullen, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association in her memory.
CHARLES GLECKNER, 78, retired businessman, died at his home on Tioga
St., Sunday afternoon. Mr. Gleckner was born in Canton and had spent
nearly his entire life here. Mr. Gleckner was affiliated with the W. W.
Gleckner and Sons Factory for may years. He also operated a harness shop
in Towanda at one time. A graduate of Canton High School. Surviving
are his wife, Edith Varney Gleckner, two brothers, W. V. Gleckner of Canton and
Byron L. Gleckner of Williamsport, also several nieces and nephews.
Burial in Park Cemetery. (Born 10 November 1872, died August 27, 1950)
GLECKNER Ogden Varney
The Canton Sentinel 1923
Ogden Varney died at his home on Union Street after a long and painful illness.
He was born 84 years ago in Glen Falls, NY
Joyce, the cemetery reading has him listed as Ogden Varney Gleckner?
GEORGE M. GOFF, a well-known and respected person of this community, died at his home on the Troy road, Tuesday morning, (1914) after a short illness with blood poisoning resulting from ulcers on his neck. The funeral services were held on Thursday at the home, in charge of the Rev. Mr. Broughton, of the Baptist Church. He had been foreman of the Belmar Company plant here for yen years. He was 52 years old and had spent his entire life in this pace where he had many friends. He is survived by a widow and six children. Buried Park Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent-Sentinel.
GEORGE M. GOFF died at his residence on North Troy Street early Tuesday morning, August 4, 1914 from blood poisoning, induced by ulcers. He had been ill only about a week and his death was a great surprise to his numerous friends, many of whom had not heard of his illness. The funeral services were held at the house at two o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon with interment in the Park Cemetery. Mr. Goff was 52 years of age, a native of Canton and had lived here all of his life. For many years he had been a faithful and valued employee of the Belmar Manufacturing Company and for the past ten years foreman of the factory. He was not only highly esteemed by his employers, but was very highly regarded by the dozens of men under him, who recognized his entire fairness to both themselves and the company. The factory was closed down Thursday to give the employees an opportunity to pay a last sad tribute to one of their numbers. He is survived by his wife, three (should read five) sons and one daughter. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JOHN H. GOFF, age 52, of 320 Troy, St. died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Friday morning, July 25, 1958. Mr. Goff was a lifetime resident of Canton, and a son of George and Cora Snell Goff. Surviving are 3 brothers George, Lawrence and Lewis all of Canton, several nieces and nephews, cousins. The body was at the Morse Funeral Home where the funeral service were held Monday July 28, at 2 p.m. Burial in Park Cemetery. Rev. Earl Muller of the Baptist Church officiated. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LEWIS A. GOFF, 60, of Canton, died Tuesday, April 16, 1968, at the Bradford County Infirmary, Burlington. Mr. Goff was a former employee at the Belmar Manufacturing Co. plant in Canton and is survived by a brother, George, of Canton. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Ralph Knight will officiate and burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent-Sentinel.
WILLIAM GOLDEN. Services for William H. Golden, 7, of 25 Crooks Terrace, Canton, were held Oct. 16 at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton. The Rev. Dewey Ashby officiated. Interment was in Park Cemetery, Canton. Mr. Golden died Oct. 13, 1969 at his home. He was a retired employee of Swayze Folding Box Co. of Canton, and was a life member of Innes Hose Co. Surviving are his wife, Bernice; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hanson of Springfield, VA., Mrs. Ray Knapp of Hyde Park, N.Y., Mrs. Stanley Krohn of Sherburne, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Earl Weaver of Hanover, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GRAHAM -JESSIE EVELYN (GRAHAM) HERMAN of Cedar Ridge, Canton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 101, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Monday, Feb. 11, 1918 in Leolyn, Lycoming County, to Walter Lafayette and Clara Victoria (Jackson) Graham. Her paternal grandparents were Wellington (Ren) Lorenzo and Emma Almira (Dann) Graham and her maternal grandparents were Frank Leslie and Julia Anna (Spencer) Jackson. Jessie loved and cherished the time she spent with her grandparents. She was a 1936 graduate of Canton High School. On Saturday, Sept. 14, 1940 she married, James “Jim” Clark Herman at her parents’ home in Leolyn. After 68 years of marriage, Jim preceded her in death. Jessie was long-time member of the Grover Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School. In earlier years, Jessie worked at Swayze’s Folding Box Company and nearly 20 years at Canford Manufacturing. In her community, she worked at the Grover Trading Company, Avery’s General Store, and substituted at the Grover Post Office and Grover Elementary School. Jessie and Jim were blessed with three sons, two predeceased them; James A. Herman died shortly after birth in 1944 and Roger C. Herman in 1989. She is survived by son, James “Jim” W Herman, of Canton. In addition, Jessie is survived by two daughters-in-law, Lois Finch and Kathleen “Kathy” Dennis; grandchildren, Penny (Jamison) Steffen, David Herman, Daniel (Angela) Herman and Michael Herman; great-grandchildren, Natasha Steffen, Austin Steffen, Trevor Steffen, Nathaniel Herman and Chloe Herman and great-great-grandson, Spencer Steffen. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and a very special niece (“little sister”), Clara Mae Rusk. In addition to her parents and grandparents, Jessie was predeceased by her siblings and the spouses, Welling “Timer” (Virginia) Graham, Clara “Elaine” (Clarence) Wilcox, Muriel “Molly” (Robert) Webster, Walter “Jack” (Frances) Graham, Roger “Tink” (June) Graham, Anna (Donald) Renstrom, and Emma (Paul) Machmer. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Grover Church of Christ, 20 Main Street, Grover, PA with Pastor Will Strunk and Reverend Duane Taylor officiating the service. Jessie will be laid to her final rest beside her husband and son in the Park Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Mrs. Herman’s memory to the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139, Grover, PA. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, in Canton is assisting the family. “When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground” – African Proverb. -Towanda Daily Review 1/11/2020
HAROLD F. GRANTIER, 86, of 486 E. Church St., Williamsport, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1982 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Mr. Grantier was born in Canton Sept. 7, 1895, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Grantier. He was a retired telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad and a Navy veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Williamsport 40 and 8 and the Garrett Cochran American Legion Post No. 1. Numerous friends survive. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Preston Dusman, pastor of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Williamsport, officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
WILLIAM O. GRAY
William O. Gray, 72, of Canton RD 2, died February 24, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Gray was born on March 27, 1927 at Potterville, the son of Farrell and Rosie Raught Gray. He retired in 1977 after being employed with the Commonwealth Telephone Company in the Troy area for 36 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a life member of the Canton VFW Post No, 714, a member of the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49, the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429 and the Keystone Chapter/Nearea Club of Independent Telephone Pioneers Association. Surviving are his wife of 16 years, the former Betty Blaney; sons, William E. Gray of Overland Park, KS; Lt. John R. Gray of the US Army stationed in Honolulu, HI; daughters, Deane Donovan of Rome and Bonnie Jayne of Gillett; three step-sons; two brothers and a sister; eight grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Richard Paul, in 1981. Funeral services were held February 27 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in Park Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in Mr. Gray's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 1, 1990)
GREGORY –CLEORA M. BRUCE, 99, 1100 Barnswood Drive, Downers Grove, Ill., formerly of Canton died Saturday, June 28, 1980 at the Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Ill. Mrs. Bruce was born November 3, 1880, a daughter of Myron and Jane Bresse Gregory in Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. She was a former employee of the Belmar Manufacturing Company in Canton. She was the oldest member of the Canton first Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was the last living member of the Canton High School Class of 199, of which she was also valedictorian. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Nelda E. Bruce and one granddaughter, Mrs. Jeanne (Helsing) Hottman with whom she lived. Three great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death, Mrs. Lucille Braet and Mrs. Florence Klingenberger. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa., with the Rev. Benjamin Husted, pastor of the Canton first Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
MYRON E. GREGORY died shortly before midnight Monday (1924) at his home on Washington Street after a long illness of heart disease. He was born 78 years ago in Susquehanna, Pa. and from the time he was six years old he has lived in this vicinity. For the past thirty-two years he was a resident of Canton boro. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Bruce and a son, Forrest of Canton and also seven grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from his late home and interment was made in Park Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DOUGLAS H. GRIFFIN – The funeral of Douglas H. Griffin took place on Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. J. W. Griffin. The services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Lobingier of the Disciples’ Church and the singing was beautifully and appropriately rendered by Miss Fannie Manley of Troy, Miss Mary Krise and J. F. and Lee Clark of this place. Mr. Cook, a relative of the deceased, also spoke briefly and affectionately of the bright young life so untimely and abruptly ended. The pall bearers were the members of the Apollo club of this place, of which he was one of the first members. Mr. Channell, his law partner acting with them. The funeral was attended by a large number of people, there being in attendance many of his friends from Mansfield and Troy. The gathering of so large a number of people at his burial shows that Mr. Griffin was highly respected by those who became acquainted with him. Beautiful floral designs were contributed by the Innes brothers and Miss Katherine Sweet, of this place and by friends from Troy and elsewhere. The Sentinel has been in receipt of requests for copies of last Friday’s issue containing an account of the sad accident. The supply is exhausted and we republish the following particulars from the Advertiser: “Mr. Griffin sat at his desk in Mansfield, visiting with his friend, W. C. Miller, the marble dealer, his partner having retired for the night. About a quarter to nine Mr. Miller spoke of going to see G. E. Goodrich about building the foundation for a monument. At the mention of Mr. Goodrich’s name, Mr. Griffin picked up a 32-caliber self neting revolver which lay on his table saying: This gun belongs to Goodrich; I have been shooting at a mark with it, etc. Mr. Griffin still had the revolver in his hands as Mr. Miller bade him good night and passed from the room into the hall and started down stairs. He had gone down only two or three steps when he heard the report of a revolver quickly followed by exclamations of pain. Hurriedly returning to his friend’s side he found Mr. Griffin moaning and gasping for breath and unable to speak. T. B. Strait joined Mr. Miller at the dying man’s side and together they laid him on some overcoats on the floor. He gasped only two or three times more. Doctors Elliott, Wood and Vedder responded to a hasty summons for medical aid, but life was extinct when they came. The fatal revolver lay on the table where it had fallen from the unfortunate man’s hands.” The corner’s jury rendered a verdict of accidental shooting, while cleaning a revolver. (Died Oct. 8, 1897, buried Park Cemetery, Canton) –Canton Independent Sentinel
EMERY E. GRIFFIN, 73, of Canton RD 1, died at the Blossburg State Hospital, Thursday morning, December 24, 1964. He has been hospitalized since he fractured his leg in a fall about 12 days ago. A retired farmer, he was born in Canton on March 13, 1891, the son of Delos and Hannah Beals Griffin. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Griffin, Canton and Theodore Griffin, Canton RD 1; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Jessie Rhoads of Canton RD 1, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Saturday, December 26, 1964 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Marlin E. Bowes of the First Baptist Church of Canton officiated
GUINTER –MARCELLA LOUISE PACKARD, 86, a lifetime resident of Canton,
died February 14, 2003, at the Troy Community Hospital following an extended
illness. Born on June 16, 1916, she married J. “Lewie” Packard Sr. in
Williamsport and the couple was blessed with five loving and caring
children. Her beloved Lewis preceded her in death in 1998 following 62
wonderful years together. She was a simple woman who loved the simple
pleasure in life. She found enjoyment in everything from the scent of a
rose to the loving embrace of a child. Mrs. Packard loved flowers of all
kinds, “tear jerker” movies, and her dog, “Little Bit”. Most of all she
loved long conversations with her children. Surviving are four of her
five children; Brad (Arlene) Packard, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Sue Larrabee, East
Smithfield, Gary (Janet) Packard, Millersburg, and Marcy (Bill) Coble, Canton;
15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Saginario, Elmira,
Shirley (Bill) Landon, Canton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In
addition to her husband, Mrs. Packard was predeceased by a son, John “Butch”
Packard; son-in-law, Harm Larrabee; sister, Velma Campbell. The funeral
service was held February 17 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev.
Jasper Smith officiating. A private burial will be held in the Park Cemetery,
Canton. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Packard’s name to The
Western Alliance E.M.S.P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA. –Canton Independent