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North Union Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township

North Union Cemetery 2001 Listing


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.

AUSTIN Eliza Frances Palmer
Eliza Frances Palmer, 84, died at the home of Mrs. Steven Austin on Saturday Feb. 12, 1949. She is survived by one son, Harry of Alba; a sister, Mrs. L.W. Tebo, of Roaring Branch; three brothers, L.G. Austin of Roaring Branch; Vance Austin, of Coalport, Pa.; Fred Austin of Newark.  Valley, N.Y. Funeral services were be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Morse Chapel with Rev. L.R. Doak, officiating. Interment was in the North Union Cemetery.

BECK – JENNIE H. LOVEJOY, 93, of Canton RD 3, diedThursday, Nov. 2, 1987 in the Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, N.Y.  Mrs. Lovejoy was born Sept. 28, 1894 in Michigan, a daughter of Edward and Lucy Ann McQueer Beck.  She was a homemaker and an avid seamstress.  She also assisted her husband with the family farm.  Mrs. Lovejoy was a member of the North Union Christian Church and North Union Grange.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Thelma) Page of Horseheads and Mrs. Joe (Eunice) McIlwain of Ellenton; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Jane Lovejoy of Earlville, N.Y.; brother, Royal Beck of Belding, Mich.; sister-in-law, Thelma Beck of Jackson, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.  Nieces and nephews also survive.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, in 1984; by a son, Keith Lovejoy and by a grandson Jerry Lovejoy, in 1984.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the North Union Christian Church, Union Township, Tioga County PA., with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in the North Union Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  Memorial donations may be directed to the North Union Christian Church in Mrs. Lovejoy’s memory.  Arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home. Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

BELAWSKE Edward Joseph
On the morning of Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, lifelong Canton area resident Edward Joseph Belawske died quietly at Troy Community Hospital. He was 85 years of age.  Born Jan. 7, 1924, in Union Township, Tioga County, he was the son of Raymond and Mathilda (Drabienski) Belawske. He attended the North Union School, and later Canton High School, graduating with the class of 1941. Ed was employed for a while at the Ward Foundry in Blossburg, and when his country called, entered the U.S. Army. He was about to be deployed to Germany when the war in Europe ended.  On Sept. 3, 1949, Ed married Wilma Shepard, and together they raised four sons and shared 60 years together. For most of his adult life, Ed was a dairy farmer, but he also worked occasionally as a logger. A lifelong passing of Ed's was the raising of draft horses, and if possible, he never missed the opportunity to attend area horse-pulling exhibitions. But more importantly, his focus was upon his beloved family who knew him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Known for his keen sense of humor, friendly demeanor and willingness to assist those in need, Ed will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Ed is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Wilma, at home; sons Jerry (and Judy) Belawske of Roaring Branch, Charles (and Elaine) Belawske of Spofford, N.H., Greg (and Wendy) Belawske and Mitch (and Lisa) Belawske, all of Canton; brother Walter (and Kay) Belawske of Covington; sisters Eleanor (and Joe) Mahosky of Williamsport, and Mary Davis of Avis; grandchildren Melissa (and Scott) Rathbun of Canton, Justin Walker (and Heather Groover) of Alba, Brittany Walker of Canton, Hannah Belawske and Mason Belawske of Spofford, N.H.; and great-grandchildren Trent and Garren Rathbun of Canton.  He was preceded in death by: his infant daughter, Donna Marie; brother John; sister Genevieve Shepard; and brother-in-law Victor.  Calling hours will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, resuming at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Transferal prayers will be offered at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Canton. Interment will follow in North Union Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded.  Published in Daily Review on December 27, 2009

BOYD - Mary E. Robertson
Mary E. Robertson,76, of Canton, died Friday Night April 1, 1960, at Troy Community Hospital. The widow of Herbert Robertson,she was born in Ward Township, May 22, 1883. She was a member of the First Methodist Church  Canton.  Mrs. Robertson is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Euphemia Hill and Mrs. Nettie Segur both of Canton. A brother, robert Boyd Sr.of Canton. Several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services were held at the Kleese Funeral Home, center Street, Canton Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Tillapaugh, officiating; burial was in North Union Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: James Segur, Francis Segur, Theron McLlwain, Robetr Boyd Jr, Clayton Platt, Lawrence Rice.

BOYD - Nettie J. Segur
Mrs. Nettie J. Segur, 82, and widow of Leon Segur of &0 Troy Street Canton, diedWednesday Afternoon Jan 18, 1967 at the Aront- Ogden Hospital following a prolonged illness. Mrs Segur was born in Ward Township, Dec.!6,1884, a daughter of Peter and Agnes Alexander Boyd. She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal school and taught for several years. She was a member of Ward Methodist Church and Ward Grange #600.  Also a member of the friendly circle class of the First Metodist Church of Canton. Surviving are, three daughters, Mrs. Euphemia Andrus of Elmira, Mrs. Marvin Staker of Canton, Mrs. Dorothy Williams of Canton.A son, Francis Segur of R.R 2 Canton.  12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Euphemia Hill of Canton, severial Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Funeral and Committal services were held at the Ralph T. kleese Funeral Home in Canton, Saturday Jan 21 at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the North Union Cemetery.

BROWN - Charles J. Brown Sr., 67, of Ogdensburg, Pa., diedon Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the Williamsport Hospital. The son of Wayne and Mildred (Rockwell) Brown, Charlie was born on Jan. 8, 1939, in LeRoy, Pa. He was known for his wit and great conversation, and sharing times with family and friends were always his favorite. Charlie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening and canning and was a sports car and motorcycle enthusiast. He was employed as a truck driver and most recently drove for the Shop-Vac Co. His memberships included the Morris Run American Legion Post 167 and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Roaring Branch. On Aug. 5, 1976, Charlie married the former Eleanor Sanders in Wellsboro, Pa. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Eleanor; his children, Suzanne (Russell) Kelly of Canton, Pa., Charles Brown Jr. of Ronks, Pa., Joseph (Virginia) Brown of Troy, Pa., Vicki Ruth of Lititz, Thelma Millard of Massachusetts and Scott Smith of Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; dear friends, Willard Brown and Demmer Sullivan; and his extended Hulburt and Brown families. Calling hours are noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. with Pastor William Shepard officiating. Burial will be held in the North Union Cemetery, Union Township, Pa. In lieu of flowers his family suggests your consideration of a memorial to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/2/2007.

 FORKSVILLE--Mrs. Mamie E. Randall, 83, of Forksville RD 1, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 1989, in Williamsport Hospital, where she was admitted Friday. Her husband, LaVerne L. Randall, died April 1, 1983. She was a member of Canton Senior Citizens Club. She was a member of Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church in Elkland Twp. and its missionary society. Born Nov. 21, 1906, at Shunk, she was a daughter of Liston and Anna Stull Brown. Surviving are five sons, Phillip, Richard, and Ronald, all of Forksville RD 1, James, of North Rose, NY, and L. Lee, of Olean, NY; a brother, Chester Brown, of Lock Haven; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Heess, of Forksville RD 1; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday at the church.  Burial will be in North Union Cemetery, Union Twp., Tioga County. The Rev. Robert Broome, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street, Canton, from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday and in the church from noon until 1 pm Thursday.

Jay R. Burgess, 60 of 71 Troy Street St. Canton was dead on arrival at the Troy Community Hospital early Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, 1977. Coroner Gordon Farr stated that death was due to natural causes.  He was born in Corning, N.Y. March 2, 1917 a son of Ira and Mary Barrett Burgess.  He was presently employed at H. Rockwell and Son, Canton as a laborer.  His wife the former Edith Kilborn died in June 1963. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. (Rex) Mary Jane Crammer, son Martin Burgess, Williamsport RD5.  Two-stepsons, Merlert Schanbacker, West Burlington, Lewis Schanbacker, Canton RR2.; nine grandchildren; brothers, John Burgess, Troy Richard Burgess, Troy, Robert Burgess, Canton; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Clark, of Allentown; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home 40 North Center St. Canton on Thursday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wilma Hoose officiating.  Burial will be in the North Union Cemetery.

CASE - Ella Metzger 46, of Millport N.Y. died at the Olean General Hospital on Friday evening March 31, 1950. Survivors: her husband Adam; five children:
Jean, a senior at Mansfield State Teachers College, William, a student at Edinburg College, Mary Lou and Doris and Donald, at home; her mother Mrs. Lille B. Case, Millport;  two brothers: Fred Turner, Canandaigua Veterans Hospital, and E. Val Turner of Le Roy. Mrs. Metzger was a graduate of Canton High School. She leaves many friends in this area.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Millport Church in Millport with further services at the North Union Christian Church at 3 p.m. The pastor of Millport Church conducted the services and burial was in North Union Cemetery.

Suffering no pain, to speak of, and gradually wasting away, Charles Chamberlain, of Columbia Cross Roads, Bradford county, died from a broken neck, at the Packer hospital in Sayre early Monday morning. He lived over three months in spite of his terrible injury.  On Oct. 16, Charles who was an excellent horseman hitched a colt to a wagon. It was his plan to break the horse to drive in harness. The colt ran away, plunged across a field and he was thrown out striking on his head.  He was brought to Sayre and at the Packer hospital X-ray pictures of his neck were taken.  They revealed the fact hat his neck had been broken and that nothing could be done. He was a man of unusually strong constitution, which kept him alive after a weaker man would have succumbed. He was born Nov. 23, 1886 the son of Boyd and Ellen Chamberlain. He diedJan. 26, 1914.  Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor ( Ella) Spencer; 10 children.  Interment was in North Union Cemetery.

MILL HALL – Ralph S. Chamberlain Sr., 79, of 335 Main Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1986, at home. Born in Canton Twp., Bradford County, Nov. 5, 1907, he was a son of Charles and Eleanor Spencer Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain retired in December 1969 from the former Mansfield State Teachers College, now Mansfield University. Surviving are two sons, R. Stanley Jr., with whom he lived, and D. Rexford, of Mansfield; two daughters, Betty Lou, of Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Juanita Fennell, of Canton RD 2; five brothers, Ernest Chamberlain, of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Maurice Chamberlain, of Canton RD 3, Robert Cole and Dean Shepard, both of Canton, and George Buckley of Canton RD 2, four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wright and Mrs. Elizabeth Tracey, both of Canton, Mrs. Marthabel Beach, of Sayre, and Mrs. Verna Lamont of Conyngham and several grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street, Canton. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery, Union Twp., Tioga County. The Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of Canton Ecumenical Parish, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

RALPH STANLEY CHAMBERLAIN, JR., (SRGP 19279)  63, formerly of Mill Hall and Roseville, Pa., diedSunday afternoon May 31, 1998, at the home of his sister in Roseville.  Ralph was born in Sayre on Nov. 29, 1934.  He was a son of the late Ralph S. Chamberlain Sr. and the late Marguerite Smith Borg Gallow.  Stanley, as he was commonly referred to by the family and friends, graduated from Mansfield High, class of 1953.  He was employed by Mansfield University in the maintenance department for several years until 1982 when he accepted a position with Truck Stops of America.  Stanley retired in November 1996.  Mr. Chamberlain was of the Methodist faith and was a former member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church.  Stanley enjoyed the simple things, in life.  He especially liked going for walks, country music and spending time with the family.  Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Sr. and Barbara Wright of Tunkhannock, Pa., D. Rex and Janice Chamberlain of Mansfield and Janice Chamberlain of Mansfield RR 2; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bob Alexander of Roseville; a special niece, Sandra Bagley of Canton; several half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be held in the North Union Cemetery, Union Twp.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be directed to the North Union Cemetery association, RR 1, Box 194, Roaring Branch, Pa. in Mr. Chamberlain’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.


CRAWFORD Millicent Evelyn (Crawford) Machmer

On the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, Millicent Evelyn (Crawford) Machmer of Union Township passed away quietly at her residence. She was 91 years of age.Born Jan. 12, 1922 in West LeRoy, she was a daughter of James and Ada (Hardy) Crawford. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Machmer, with whom she raised two sons and shared 69 years until Lawrence's passing in 2009.Millicent was a quiet, unpretentious lady who was devoted to her home and family. As the wife of a dairy farmer she was well versed in the trials and triumphs of commercial farming. She was adept at all manner of farm chores, and ably assisted her husband with the day-to-day tasks until her sons were old enough to share in the responsibilities. She also worked for a while as a meat cutter, acquiring skills that came in quite handy when one of the men of the house brought home big game.Millicent was a volunteer at the Canton Clothing Center for many years. She also enjoyed gardening and travel. She had a real passion for quilting and enjoyed the fellowship of the other women as much as the sewing itself. She loved her family with a quiet, unassuming nature that endeared her to all. She also shared a close walk with the Lord and was a longtime member of the Ward United Methodist Church. Her faith gave her strength through the tumultuous times of life. Millicent is survived by her sons Kenneth (and Barbara) Machmer and Dale (and Barbara) Machmer, all of Canton; grandchildren Delisa (and Bradley) Bennett of Raleigh, N.C., L. Allyn (and Linda) Machmer of Canton, Christopher (and Agnes) Machmer of Moscow, Pa., Melissa Machmer of Williamsport and Valerie Machmer of Harrisburg; as well as six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Lawrence, she was preceded in death by brothers Lyle Crawford and Robert Crawford, and sister Ellen Davis.Calling hours will be noon until 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Service will be at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in North Union Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Farmer Rd., Canton, PA 17724    Towanda Daily Review – August 24, 2013


DARROW   Benjamin "Ben" Darrow, 75, of Canton, Pa., died
unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 28, 2010.  Benjamin Lee Darrow was born on Oct. 29, 1934, in Troy, Pa., the only son of the late Claude and Mae (LANDON) Darrow. Ben graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1952. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Mansfield State University and later his Masters degree from Elmira College.  Mr. Darrow was a respected and well-liked biology teacher at Canton High School from 1961 until retiring in 1993. He truly cared about the education his students received. He also was very supportive of school sports and enjoyed broadcasting, keeping statistics and operating the game clock. Ben was active in the community and was a past president of the Canton's Lion Club, a member of Troy and Morris Run V.F.W. posts, Canton's Moose Lodge and the Wheel Inn in Ralston.  Ben was a good husband and a supportive father and grandfather. A hard-working and fun-loving man, he was blessed with many friends. Ben enjoyed times spent camping, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and most recently taking several cruises, but he loved playing the card game Euchre. During decades of many local Euchre tournaments, Ben proved himself to be a formidable and intimidating force to be reckoned with.  Surviving him are: his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Sylvia Monoski, at home; three children, Lisa Eagleberger of Williamsport, Benjamin J. (Kimberly) Darrow of Harrisburg and Tara (William) Amwake of Mantua, N.J.; five grandchildren, Jacob T., Olivia R., Samantha J., Abigail L. and Megan R.; a sister, Sallie (Paul) Locke of South Dayton, N.Y.; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  In addition to his parents, Ben was predeceased by his son-in-law, Daniel Eagleberger, and a sister, LaVone Brown.  The family invites friends to call from 1–3 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the North Union Cemetery. Those who wish may make a donation in Mr. Darrow's memory to a charity of one's choice.  March 31, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.


ENGLISH –THALIA (ENGLISH) MACHMER - On the evening of Friday, April 4, 2014, former Canton resident Thalia (English) Machmer passed away quietly at Rose View Center in Williamsport. She was 90 years of age. Born Oct. 18, 1923, she was a daughter of Paul and Helen (Selleck) English. Thalia attended Canton High School where she was active in sports, especially softball and basketball. She graduated with the class of 1941. While in high school she met Irvin Machmer, her future husband, but their courtship was interrupted by the war. During this time Thalia went to Washington, D.C. where she attended the Western Union Institute. When Irvin returned home the two were wed. They settled in Canton and raised a son and a daughter. Thalia was employed for many years as an accountant for the former Canton Telephone Company. She was active for many years in the Village Improvement Association, (VIA), serving as its treasurer and being honored with the title, Woman of The Year. Thalia also served as treasurer of her church, the Canton Ecumenical Parish. Whether as a member of the VIA, or the Canton Area Recreation Association helping to improve the War Memorial Pool and surrounding areas, or as a tutor with the literacy program at the Green Free Library, Thalia always gave of her time and efforts most generously. She enjoyed the fellowship and the outings with the Red Hatters and was also an avid collector of toothpick holders, having been duly recognized by the National Toothpick Holder Collectors' Association for one of her rare exhibits. Thalia is survived by her son, Fred (and Judy) Machmer of Jersey Shore; daughter Marilyn Machmer of Trenton, N.J.; grandchildren David (and Ellen) Machmer and Brian (and Stephanie) Machmer; and great-grandchildren Samantha, Jesse, Patrick and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Machmer; brothers Raymond, Paul and Harvey English; and sisters: Harriett Shoemaker, Esther Mitchell, Marilyn Tilburg, Geraldine Freeman and infant sister Ruth English. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 at the Canton Ecumenical Parish. Service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in North Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Thalia's name may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 103 N. Center Street, Canton, or to the Village Improvement Association, c/o Marie O'Hara, 50 Little St., Canton, PA. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review 4/6/2014

GOOD Lola Randall
Lola Randall, 81, of Roaring Branch RD1 died May 27, 1965, at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born March 12, 1904 in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa., a daughter of Joseph and Sadie Smith Good. She is survived by a son & his wife Jack & Marcia Randall of Roaring Branch RD1; a daughter and son in law Jean & Clyde Marshall of Roaring Branch RD1; three brothers, Ralph Good of Roaring  Branch; Ardell Good, Melbourne, Fla. & Eugene Good of Coca Fla. Three sisters, Mrs. Irene Hemenway of Elmira; Mrs. Betty Smith of Big Bend,Ca.; Mrs. Phyllis Deal of Chenango, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Stephen Marshall of Roaring Branch; Mrs. Pamela Mummert, of York; Randall Marshall of Ut; Michael Shakers, of Peral City, HI; David Shaker of Roaring Branch. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Edgar Randall on Feb 18, 1960.  A memorial service was held Sunday at the North Union Christian Church with the Rev Paul Diehl, her pastor officiating. Burial was in North Union Cemetery.

DR. ROBERT GOOD, 88, Sebastian, FL, diedNovember 17, 2004, at his home after a brief illness.  Born June 9, 1916 in Elmira, NY, he had been a resident of Sebastian since 1988.  He graduated from Southside High School, the University of Illinois at Champaigne-Urbana, and from medical school at the University of Buffalo.  He interned at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.  Dr. Good was a Veteran of WWII, serving as commanding officer of the portable surgical unit in Burma.  He practiced medicine in Elmira as a thoracic surgeon for nearly 40 years.  In 1957, he and his new partner began a vascular surgical program and in 1974 he and a third partner started the Arnot Ogden’s Open Heart Program which was New York State’s first cardiovascular surgical program established at the community hospital.  He was Chief of Surgery for 10 years until his retirement in 1984.  He served on the hospital’s Board of Directors, was a trustee of Elmira College and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira.  He was an avid golfer and bridge player and was a long-standing member of the Elmira Country Club and the Sebastian Golf Course in Florida.  Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Alice Tolmie Good; brother, Jack Good, Minnesota; daughters, Randy Good, Ithaca, NY; and Laurrie Martin, Perry, OH; sons; Daniel McBride, Plantation, FL; Andrew Martin McBride, Okinawa, Japan; David McBride, Kitchener, Ontario; Peter McBride, Lomita, CA; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by; a sister, Katherine Good; a brother, Walter R. Good; previous wife, Phyllis Barber Good; and his parents, Walter and Josie Randall.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Final interment will be in the family plot at North Union Cemetery, RR#2, Canton.  Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL in memory of Dr. Robert Good.  The Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home, Vero Beach, is in charge of arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.Death CertificateSource: The Daily Review, Towanda, PA; Sat. October 30, 1937

GRAHAM –EMMA MACHMER, 81, long-time resident of Canton, Pa. was called home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2007.  She diedpeacefully at home while surrounded by loving family.  Emma Ellen Graham was born on March 30, 1926, in Roaring Branch, Pa., one of eight children, in the family of the late Walter L. and Clara V. (Jackson) Graham.  After graduating from Canton High School in 1943, Emma married Paul Machmer on Feb. 2, 1945 in Canton.  They were blessed with 63 wonderful years together and raised 11 children.  She possessed a strong faith in the Lord and was a very active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton where she enjoyed helping with Bible School and helped teach Sabbath School.  In earlier years, she attended the North Union Grange No. 784. Emma was happiest when staying busy.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, she was a great help in the operations of the family's dairy farm.  Emma also worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Williamsport for a time and was employed at Canton's Swayze Folding Box Co. for many years until retiring at age 63.  Family, home and church meant everything to Emma.  She loved sharing in family events and the Thanksgiving holiday was always a very special time.  Emma enjoyed reading her Bible and working in her flower beds.  She was a gifted baker, her breads and pies were the ultimate.  She sewed beautiful quilts and crocheted many afghans for family and friends.  Emma also enjoyed painting landscapes and taking pictures of scenery around the family farm.  Surviving are her husband Paul; 11 children, Paul G. (Linda) Machmer of Canton, Emily (Arden) Paulhamus of Williamsport, Curtis (Jana) Machmer of Canton, Michael (Kathryn) Machmer of Granville Summit, Julie (Scott) Parker, Sally Route, Kim (Alan) Kendall, Mark Machmer all of Canton, Betsy (Mark) Smith of Williamsport, Sue (Joseph) Lander of Westfield and Brian (Kim) Machmer of Canton; 31 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Renstrom of Canton and Jessie (Jim) Herman of Grover; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Emma was predeceased by a son-in-law, Ernest Route and five siblings, Wellington "Timer" Graham, Walter "Jack Graham, Roger "Tink" Graham, Muriel Webster and Elaine Wilcox.  Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 with Rev. Preston Monterey officiating.  Burial will follow in North Union Cemetery.  Memorials in Emma's name may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, E. Union & Elm Streets, Canton, Pa. or to a charity of one's choice.  –Towanda Daily Review 10/25/2007

GRIFFIN Mae E. Thomas
Mae E. Thomas, 64, of Canton, died Monday morning Jan 12, 1953. She is survived by her husband, Bion Thomas; two daughters, Mrs. Carlyle Bagley of Canton RR, & Miss Marie Thomas at home; a son, Robert Thomas of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Archie Rhodes of Canton; brothers, Albert Griffin of Millport, N.Y.; Richard & Emory of Canton RR; 10 grandchildren; several niece & nephews. The body was at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton. Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wilma Baker of the Grover Church of Christ officiated.
Burial was in North Union Cemetery.

HARVEY Cornelius Lazell
Lazell Harvey, 63, of Dauberville of Center Township, was killed instantly, April 29, 1929 from a train accident. Born in Sullivan County, son of James and Lucy Welsh Harvey, he was a member of Canton Methodist Church in Canton. Survived by his wife Myrtle and one son, James L. Burial was in North Union Cemetery.

James Harvey, 46, of Wellsboro, Pa., died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. James was born August 26, 1957, in Blossburg, the son of James L. and Helen Debets Harvey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield.  James had been employed at the Martha Lloyd and worked at the Cooper Tree in Troy.  James is survived by his parents James and Helen Harvey of Mansfield; a sister and brother in law, Debbie and John Heidler, of Mansfield; one niece, Amy Blow of Macon, Ga.; one nephew, Robert Heidler of Mansfield; two great nephews, John Elliot Heidler II, Justin Matthew Blow; a great niece, Jessica Rae Blow. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 29, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Buckheit Chapel, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 30, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in North Union Cemetery.

HILLING –MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH (BETTY) WILLIAMS, 75, Huntingdon, PA died due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning May 1, 1996 at home.  Born April 3, 1921 in Phillipsburg, PA she was the daughter of Joshua and Annie Lauri (Mullen) Hilling.  Mrs. Williams graduated from Williamsport High School and was a member of the McConnellstown United Methodist Church, McConnellstown, PA; and a homemaker.  Her husband of 49 years Mortimer Clair Williams also died in the accident.  Surviving are her children: Mrs. William (Cheryl) Kirchner, Pittsburgh, PA, Betsy Williams, Minneapolis, MN, Stephen Clair Williams, Wheaton, IL and Mrs. Samuel (Susan) Runk, Jr., Bellefonte, PA; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Eliza Jane Smith, Williamsport, Mrs. Margaret M. Richards, Williamsport, Thomas Evans Hilling, Williamsport, Mrs. Betty Irene Treese Carnevale, Williamsport.  She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.  The funeral services were held from the McConnellstown United Methodist Church May 5.  Interment was in the North Union Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Robert E. Peters Funeral home, Huntingdon, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Williams’ name.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Subtitle: Native of Ogdensburg Passes Away at Home of Daughter
Charles A. Hurlburt died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Isabelle Williams near Ogdensburg, Pa., yesterday, aged 75 years.  He was a native of there and had spent all his life in that vicinity. Besides his wife, Nora, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Williams, at whose home he died, Mrs. Florence Hoffman of Duke Center, Pa., Mrs. Edith Boesses of Eldred, Pa., Mrs. Mabel Warner of Bradford, Pa., and Mrs. Lillian Heeman of Smithboro, N.Y.; Almon J. Hurlburt of Binghamton, N.Y., Lloyd William Hurlburt of Forksville, Pa., Albert A. Hurlburt of Leolyn, Pa, and Robert G. Hurlburt of Leolyn. Pa., and seven grandchildren. There will be a prayer service at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, floowed by funderal services at the North Union church at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Larne Brown of Canton will officiate.  Burial will be made in the North Union cemetery.

HURLBURT Isabel Dorothy Shapiro
Isabel Dorothy Shapiro, 77, wife of Joseph Shapiro, Canton RD2, died Thursday afternoon, April 8, 1971, in the Blossburg State Hospital, following a protracted illness.  Born in Union Township, Tioga County, June 11, 1893, she was the daughter of Charles and Nora Fields Hurlburt. She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. Surviving beside her husband Joseph, are a daughter Mary Ann Williams, at home;  a son, Charles Brown of East Petersburg; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Boesser, Canton, RD2, Mrs. Alexander Hoffman, Duke Center, Mrs. Erwin Warren, Bradford, and Mrs. Frank Herman Binghamton, N.Y.; three brothers, Lloyd Hurlburt, Canton RR2, and Albert and Robert Hurlburt, both of Roaring Branch, RD2 and three grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday at Kleese's 40 Center Street St., Canton with the Rev. Wilma Baker Hoose, her former pastor, officiating.  Burial was in North Union Cemetery.

Record No.: 35
Name of Deceased: Jonathan HURLBUT (Hurlburt)
Return No.: 552
Date of Death: 10 October 1900
Color: White
Sex: Male
Age: 79 Years 1 Month   12 Days
Occupation: Laborer
Place of Birth: Otegue (Otsego) County, N.Y.
Place of Death: Union Township
Cause of Death: Old Age
Duration of Last Illness: None
Place of Interment: North Cemetery  (North Union Cemetery near Bradford County line, Union, Tioga Co., Penn)
Date of Interment: 12 October 1900
If a Minor, Name of parents:
Date of Record: 13 November 1900
(source: Jane Wetherbee Tioga County Recorder; Contributed to Joyce Tice by Jayme Anderson)
Name: Jonathan HURLBURT
Date of Death: 16 October 1900
Color: White
Sex: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age: 80
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Birth: Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y.
Place of Death: Canton, Pennsylvania
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Duration of Last Illness: Sudden Death
Place of Interment: North Union
Date of Interment: 18 October 1900
(source: Jane Wetherbee Tioga County Recorder; Contributed to Joyce Tice by Jayme Anderson)
I do see Jonathan Hurlburt buried in North Union Cemetery in Union township, Tioga County PA.  However, there seems to be some minor descrepency regarding his "Date of Death" and "Date of Interment".  For example, I thought perhaps the "10" might have been mistaken for a "16"
since I saw that the burial date was on 12-October.  Still waiting on the actual death certificate to arrive via mail.  However, at this point, you know what I know.  If the death certificate I receive resolves the descrepency, then obviously we can breath a sigh of relief. Otherwise, we might have to talk with the sexton for North Union Cemetery, Union, Tioga County PA.  Thank you for posting this reference on your website.   I do a tremendously large about of HURLBURT family research.
Thank you.
James J. Anderson

ROBERT ‘BOB’ HURLBURT, 91, former long time resident of Roaring Branch area, diedpeacefully while surrounded by family, June 14, 2005, at the Orangeville Nursing home, Orangeville, PA.  Born March 8, 1914 in North Union Township, Tioga Co. he was the son of the late Charles A. and Nora (Fields) Hurlburt.  He married his sweetheart, the former Leotta Grace “Dolly” Morgan, April 16, 1933 in Shunk.  They were blessed with over 72 wonderful years together and raised four children.  Mr. Hurlburt was a hard worker all his life.  As a young man he attended school at the Parson Hill Schoolhouse and discovered his love for the land and farming while working for an area farmer. He was employed at the Ward Foundry in Blossburg for a time, worked as a laborer and helped on farms until he and Dolly were able to purchase their own dairy farm near Gleason.  In addition to the daily operations of their dairy.  Mr. Hurlburt also worked for many years at Swayze’s Folding Box Co., Canton until retiring in 1979.  Mr. Hurlburt was known for being a friendly person who never had a bad word to say of anyone.  He lived his life believing in the goodness of others and treated everyone he met with respect.  He also was a talented mason and an avid outdoorsman who like hunting, fishing, camping and cutting wood.  After retirement he and Dolly especially loved spending winters in Florida.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Dolly, Orangeville, PA; children, Alfreda Kaiser, Orangeville, Gerald and Ann Hurlburt, Holtwood, PA, James and Sandra Hurlburt, Canton, Dale and Eileen Hurlburt, Landsville, PA; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend, Elwin Smith, Canton.  Mr. Hurlburt was predeceased by a son-in-law, Edwin B. Kaiser; grandson, Randolph Ivan Kaiser; great-grandsons, Randolph Ivan Kaiser, David Andrew Kaiser; siblings, Dorothy, Edith, Florence, Mable, Lilian, Almon, Albert and Lloyd.  The funeral service was held from the Pepper Funeral home, Canton, June 18th with rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial was in the North Union Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a donation in Mr. Hurlburt’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HUTCHISON –AGNES F. MACBLANE, aged 83, of 50 N. Center St., Canton, died Friday morning, Feb. 14, 1969 at Blossburg State General Hospital after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. MacBlane was born in Scotland May 12, 1885, a daughter of Samuel and Anna Morrison Hutchinson.  She came to Bradford County as a teenager.  She was the widow of David L. MacBlane.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton and of Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362 and Minnequa Grange No. 754.  Surviving are a son, Alex S. MacBlane of Baltimore; a granddaughter, Mrs. William Stetka of Bel Air, Md.; two great-grandsons, Bill and Joe, of Bel Air, Md.; three brothers, Robert and William Hutchinson, both of Montoursville; and Samuel Hutchinson of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton Monday afternoon at two o’clock.  The Rev. Leonard C. Bergman, her pastor, officiated.  Interment was in North Union Cemetery.  Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, held Memorial Services at the funeral home at 7:30 Sunday evening. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 28 OCT 2004
By Joyce M. Tice