Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Rosstown Cemetery, Town of Southport,
Chemung County NY
a. k. a. Christian Hollow Cemetery
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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|Reading a series of obituaries from a single
cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational
history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular
time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives
and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade"
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)
Joseph COMBS- Joseph Combs died Friday
night at 9 o'clock at the home of his son Frank Combs, 618 Dubois street,
aged seventy-eight years. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William
Purple of Millport, Mrs. M.J. Birney of Montour Falls, Mrs. C.A. Lewis
of Pine City; four sons Charles and Frank of Elmira, Fred, of Gillett,
Pa., Roy of Athens, Pa.. Prayer service will be held at the home Monday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral will be at Christian Hollow school
house at 2:30 o'clock. Burial In Christian Hollow cemetery.
Christian Hollow Obituaries
JACOB J. COMFORT- Jacob J. Comfort
of Christian Hollow died Sunday morning at 12:10 o'clock at the family
home. He was born in 1860 and is survived by is widow; three sons, E.J.
Comfort and B. E. Comfort of Elmira and Harold Comfort of Rochester; and
six daughters, Misses Cora and Alice Comfort at home, Mrs. Gordon Goodrich
of Horseheads, Miss Erma Comfort of Corning: Mrs. Jepson Degraw of East
Smithfield, Pa., and Mrs. Edward Seymore of Rosstown; a brother, Gregory
S. Comfort, Rosstown. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon
at 1 o'clock in the Rosstown School house. Burial will be in the Rosstown
COMFORT, Laura Belle
"MRS. MELVIN D. HALSEY".
Mrs. Laura Belle Halsey died Thursday at the family home at South Creek,
aged twenty-six years. Death was due to pneumonia. The decedent is survived
by, her husband, Melvin D. Halsey, three children, Mildred, Alta and Meno;
her father, George E. Comfort, of Bird Creek; a sister, Mrs. Edward Conklin,
of Big Flats; three brothers, Jessie, Walter and Otis Comfort, of Bird
Creek. Prayer servlce will be held at the family home Sunday at 2 p. m.,
and the funeral will be held at the Christian Hollow school house at 3
p. m. Burial in the Rosstown cemetery.
CHARLES H. LEWIS Charles H. Lewis died Sunday afternoon at the
family home on Green Hill, south of Christian Hollow, aged fifty-six years.
He is survived by his widow, three daughers, Mrs. Frederick Combs of Gillett,
Pa., and the Misses Maude and Gladys Lewis of Elmira; also two sons, Floyd
of Kansas and Ernest at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Wheeler and Mrs.
Frank Platte of Elmira, and Mrs. Delphine Bold of Christian Hollow; also
two brothers, Norman Lewis of Christian Hollow and Donovan Lewis of Gillett,
Pa. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in the
Christian Hollow Cemetery. (Aug 18, 1912)
LEWIS Norma E Cady
Age 95, died
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Chemung County
Nursing Facility. Norma was born April 9, 1915 in Elmira, NY, daughter
of the late Ernest and Lena (Combs) Lewis. On March 11, 1936 Norma married
Lewis W. Cady. After 34 years or marriage, Lewis preceded her in death
on December 21, 1970. She is also predeceased by her sisters, Esther Andrus,
Wilma Lewis (infant) and brother, Charles Lewis. Norma is survived by her
daughters, Vera Cady, Pine City, NY; Barbara Mitchley, Pine City, NY; son,
Lewis Cady, Jr., Waverly, NY; and special daughter, Madeleine Sweeney,
Seaford, DE; grandchildren, Christine and William Cady, Tammy Mitchley,
Wendy Erickson and Kathleen Stone; five great grandsons and several nieces
and nephews. Norma was a homemaker and enjoyed raising cats, growing flowers,
reading and playing cards and board games with family and friends. The
family would like to thank the nurses and staff on the fourth floor of
the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to
call Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Olthof Funeral
Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. In keeping with Norma's
wishes, there will be no funeral service. Interment will follow in the
Rosstown Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, November 2, 2010
ALVIN W. LIGHTIZER Alvin W. Lightizer of Christian Hollow, died
last night at 10 o’clock, aged thirty-four years. The deceased is survived
by his father, James W. Lightizer; two brothers Willis and Irvin all of
Christian Hollow. The remains now repose in the Harrington undertaking
rooms and will be moved to the home in Christian Hollow Sunday afternoon
where the funeral services will be held in the school house at 2 o’clock.
The Rev. A. W. Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in the Christian
Hollow Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept 2 1925)
David McCANN of Christian Hollow died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 8, 1939, after a brief illness. He was a member of the Pennsylvania
Ave. Methodist Church. Mr. McCann leaves his wife, Mrs. Minerva Clark McCann,
a son Gordon McCann of Niagara Falls, one step-daughter Val Saxbury of
Elmira, one stepson, Walter Bailey of Christian Hollow, a brother Charles
McCann of Christian Hollow, his mother Mrs. Emma Ross McCann of Binghamton.
The body was in the Wilson Funeral Home and Thursday was removed to the
family home, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev.
Howard Bacon of Ludlwoville and the Rev. Arthur Burnett of the Pennsylvania
Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in Christian Hollow Cemetery.
Below this line are women identified only by a married
alias. If you know the surname at birth, please let me know so I can put
in alphabetic order in listing
Elmira Gazette and Free Press
Feb. 10, 1906
??? Mrs. Nina C. Comfort
The Funeral of Miss Nina C. Comfort will be held
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Christian Hollow school house. Rev.
Reynolds of Gillets, Pa., will officiate, and interment will be in the
Christian Hollow Cemetery.
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 25 OCT 2005
By Joyce M. Tice
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