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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  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.
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TANNER - Mrs Eliza J. Brace (SRGP 11768)
At her home in Roseville, at 9 p.m. January 7, 1926,occurred the death of Mrs Eliza Brace, aged 74 years, after a prolonged illness. Born on VanNess Hill in Rutland, on August 5, 1851, she was the only daughter of George and Jane Tanner. Two brothers, Joseph and Hannibal, and her parents, have long since preceded her to the glorious home above. After short periods of living at Chandlersburg and Roseville, the family moved to the home of her grandfather, Rev. Amos Mansfield, near the old Rutland Hill Church, which she joined at the age of 12. She passed a happy year at her aunts in Syracuse, N.Y. and on her return completed her education and taught several successful terms of school until on October 23,1873 she became the wife of Lewis E. Watkins, of Burton Hill. To this union was born a son, Ross, who, with an adopted sister, Mrs. Maude Stevens of Jackson, survives her. Joseph's daughter being now Mrs Harry Brace, and Hannibal's son, Mr Welland J. Tanner. Ten years of happy married life was saddened at its close by the long illness and death of her husband. All seemed lost, but with Christian fortitude she gathered up the broken strands of her life and carried on for her little ones. In 1887 she was married to Nelson E. Brace, and removed to his farm near Painter Run, where she remained until 1920, when she went to her son's in Knoxville, where she lived at the time of her death; Mr Brace having died in 1918. Of his six children, four survive to revere the memory of "Mother": Mrs Grant Stickler of Painter Run, Fred Brace, of Springfield; Orville of Mansfield, and Harry, near Painter Run. By this marriage she acquired 12 nephews and nieces who survive, and she has 25 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Each of her brothers had a child. (07 JAN 1926) (James Wilson Scrapbook)

One of the old landmarks has been removed by the death of Mr. George TANNER, (SRGP 03595) of Rutland, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. E. Brace, Friday afternoon, April 30, 1897. Mr. Tanner was born in the town of Dix, Schuyler County, NY, Sept. 18, 1822. Bereft of his father in early life, he became inured to toil and hardship which developed the brave spirit which characterized his whole life. July 4, 1849, he married Miss Jane Mansfield, daughter of Rev. Amos Mansfield, former preacher of the M. E. Church. Three children , a daughter and two sons, were given them. The wisdom of his choice of a life companion was never more plainly manifest than when, after the loss of his two sons she sweetly , cheerfully raised his bowed head and spoke of the promises of Him who “doeth all things well.” He was converted when quite young and in his home life, in his business relations and in positions of public trust he has ever maintained that integrity of character and constancy of purpose that mark a Christian gentleman. On the day the  final summons came he had been about the farm as well as usual when suddenly stricken by apoplexy, love and care were alike unable to save him. His wife and daughter, three grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Mary Hill, of West Vernon, NY, two brothers, W. A. Tanner of Harrison Valley and J. C. Tanner of Granville, NY and one half sister, Mrs. J. H. Carrington, of Sebastopol, Cal., remain to mourn their loss and share the blessings of his memory. For more than twenty years he had been a member of the Austinville Lodge, I. O. O. F., who were present in a body and assisted in the burial service. Rev. Paul Smith preached an excellent sermon from Revelations 14:13, to a large assembly, and then he was laid away by the side of his two sons, to await the resurrection morning.

TANNER- George Tanner  (SRGP 03595) One of the old landmarks has been removed by the death of George Tanner of Rutland, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N.E. Brace, Friday afternoon April 30, 1897. Mr. Tanner was born in the Town of Dix, Schuyler County, N.Y. September 18, 1822. Bereft of his father in early life, he became inured to toil and hardship which developed the brave spirit which characterized his whole life. July 4, 1849, he married Miss Jane Mansfield, daughter of Rev. Amos Mansfield, former preacher of the M.E. Church. Three children, a daughter and two sons were given them. The wisdom of his choice of a life companion was never in doubt. 
TANNER- Hannibal M. Tanner (SRGP 03771) Died in Rutland, Pa. February 28, 1886, Hannibal M. Tanner, in the 26th year of his age after an illness of eleven days. From the first he had no hope of recovery and calmly arranged his business. He was a firm believer in the truth of God's word. An affectionate husband, a loving son and brother, a good citizen and true friend. Gone in his early manhood, ere he had reached the meriden of his years. He leaves a young wife and infant son. We feel that God's chastening hand is heavy upon us, but still try to say "Thy will be done". Hoping that when life's changeful scenes are past, when God's mysteries are unveiled we shall find our friends in the many mansions, where we will separate no more forever. Submitted by Elizabeth Robinson 
 Mrs. Lucy D. Brace, aged 58, died Monday, April 1, at 6:45 a.m. at her home at Lawrence Corners, following an illness of four weeks.  The daughter of Joseph and Julia Smith Tanner, she was born at Rutland Hill November 13, 1876, and spent her entire life in that vicinity.  November 27, 1894, she was united in marriage to Harry G. Brace, of Rutland.  A woman of sturdy Christian character, a devoted wife and a kind neighbor, Mrs. Brace leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss.  She was a member of the Lawrence Corners Baptist Church.  Besides her husband she is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Edith Smith, Painted Post; Mrs. Edward J. Smith, Beaver Falls; Mrs. Harold Cole, Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Edson Wetmore, Wellsboro; Misses Winifred and Eloise Brace, Wellsboro, and Frances, at home; five sons, Glen and Boyd of Mansfield; Harold, Gordon and Sterling, at home.  The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the family home, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating.  Interment in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  (Handwritten date 1935)
Fred TenEeyck, 72, of Lambs Creek, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 1, 1952. He was employed for many years at Mansfield State Teachers College. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha TenEyck; daughters, Mrs. Ernest DeSera, of Elkland; Mrs. Lester Wood, of Mansfield; son, Howard TenEyck, of Youngstown, Ohio; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; nephew, Edward TenEyck, of Elmira. Funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the family home, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Roseville, officiating; interment in Roseville Cemetery.

HOWARD TENEYCK, 66, OF Kissimmee, FL, former of Mansfield, died June 17, 1989 at the Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL.  He was born December 30, 1922 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Fred and Bertha Mae Perry TenEyck.  He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during World War II.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Ann TenEyck; sons, Howard Wayne TenEyck of Jersey Shore, PA, Gary Lane TenEyck of Kissimmee, FL, Wallace N. TenEyck of Kissimmee, William (Billy) TenEyck of Jersey Shore, Michael of Kissinnee and Howard (Butch) of California, daughters, Debra Ann Unstead Mallinson of Kissimmee, Mrs. Douglas (Theresa Mae) Toner, Kissimmee and Mary Ann Nelcoski of Blossburg, PA; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by son, John TenEyck in 1976.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery funeral home in Troy on June 21 (10 a.m.) with Father Stephen McGough officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA.-Troy Star Gazette.

Mrs. Louise TenEyck DeSara, 59, of Danville, Va., formerly of this area, died suddenly while shopping Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1968, in Danville. She was the wife of Ernest DeSara. Born Feb. 3, 1918, in Roseville, she was the daughter of Fred and Bertha TenEyck. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Ernest Paul, of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Merlene Abplanalp; her mother and a brother, Howard, all of Wellsboro. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery. The Rev. Orey Crippen, of Roseville, retired Baptist minister, officiated.

William TenEyck sustained a stroke of paralysis Tuesday and died three hours later, aged 53 years. Mr. TenEyck was at one time employed at the Normal School for about four years, and was well liked by a large circle of friends. He was born in Roseville, and had resided there until a few years ago, when he removed to this place and lived with his brother, Fred, and family. He was unmarried. Mr. TenEyck is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Perry, and two brothers, Merritt and Fred of Mansfield. The funeral will be held Friday at Roseville; interment will be in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

 Mrs. Emily Benson, who died recently at her home in Rutland, was born on February 16, 1841.  Her maiden name was Emily Terwilliger.  She was twice married.  Her first husband was Jackson Seeley.  They were blessed with two daughters, one of whom survives.  Her second husband was Harvey Benson, who died on December 22, 1906.  To this union was born one daughter, Clara, who survives.  She also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.  She was a kind and devoted wife and mother, always sympathetic, generous, good to the poor, and was esteemed highly by all who knew her.

THORPE - BAILEY, ERMA THORPE    (SRGP 58995)Mrs. Erma Thorpe Bailey, 78, of Troy, Pa., died Wednesday, July 30, 1958.  She was a Gold Star Mother and a member of the Troy Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Walter Bailey of Troy, Pa.; son, Orrin D. Bailey of Mansfield and daughter, Mrs. Frank Meixel of Rauchtown, Pa., 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  The Body is at Soper and Vickery Funeral Home at Troy where friends may call and where the funeral service will be held Saturday.  Rev. Orrey Crippen officiating.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Funeral service will be at 3 p.m.

Harold Thorp, 22, died Wednesday in Elmira. He had been ill five weeks. Mr. Thorp had been employed as a night orderly at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in this city and his services were satisfactory. Mr. Thorp is survived by his father, William Thorp of Roseville, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Matterson of Watkins Glen and Mrs. George Knapp, of Mansfield, Pa.; three brothers, Raymond Thorp of 407 Roe Avenue, Elmira; Lewis Thorp of Mansfield; and Fred Thorp of Sylvania, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the family home in Roseville. Burial in the Roseville, Pa., Cemetery. Mr. Thorp was a companionable young man, possessing a kind, charitable disposition, a fine Christian character, who held the respect of many friends.

Horace THORPE- (SRGP 79963) Horace Thorpe of Daggett, Pa., died Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in Elmira. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Lorman Thorpe of Montoursville, Pa., Ernest of Mosherville, Pa., Ross of Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel McClure of Burdett; Mrs. Nelly Perry, of Roseville, Pa., and Mrs. Lula Wells, of Daggett, Pa., The Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the family home. The Rev. Mr. Burroughs will officiate. Burial in the Roseville Cemetery. (Watson Cemetery)

THORPE, Horace (SRGP 79963)
Horace Thorpe of Daggett, Pa., died Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock in Elmira.  He is survived by his widow; three sons, Lorman Thorpe of Montoursville, Pa., Earnest of Mosherville, Pa., and Ross of Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel McClure of Burdett; Mrs. Nelly Perry of Roseville, Pa., and Mrs. Lula Wells of Daggett, Pa.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the family home.  The Rev. Mr. Burroughs will officiate.  Burial in the Roseville cemetery.

Julia Thorpe, 66, of Troy, Pa., Monday, Dec. 1, 1947.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Walter Bailey of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at Soper funeral Home, Troy, and will be taken to Roseville Baptist Church for funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m.  Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Rev. Glenn Dewey.  ( Joyce, her sister Erma Thorpe Bailey - Mrs. Walter Bailey)

THORP –MARIAN ALICE THORP AVERY, 74, of Burlington, Troy RR 3, formerly of Daggett, Pa., left the loving arms of her family to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 1995, at her home.  Born the second of six children Oct. 19, 1920 in Wells Township, Bradford Co., Pa., she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude Wells Thorp.  Marian devoted her life to her family.  She enjoyed gardening in earlier years and quilting for her children and grandchildren until the time of her death.  She is survived by: her devoted husband of 55 years, William G. Avery Sr., at home; a son and daughter-in-law, William and JoAnn Avery Jr. of Gillett; three daughters and sons-in-law; Catherine and Rodney Clark of Neshanic Station, N.J., Alice and Leon Mosher Sr. of Laceyville, and Carol and Steven Jenkins of Columbia Cross Roads; a daughter, Connie Huckle of Troy; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou and Donald Wright of Elmira, N.Y.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Delos and Ethel Thorp of Gillett.  Also surviving are Laverne and Beverly Parmenter of Milan; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; Margaret Thorp of the Green Home, Wellsboro and Carolyn Thorp of Millerton, Pa.; an aunt, Ruth Myers of Elmira; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by: two brothers; Lewis and Daryl Thorp; and a sister, Gladys Kliner.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda United Methodist Church, and Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor of the Burlington United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Roseville (Watson) Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  Flowers will be provided by the family.  It was Marian’s request that memorials be directed to: The Geisinger Medical Center, Hematology Department, Danville, Pa., Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, Pa. or The House of Care, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa in her memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Mrs. Martha C, Knapp, 7.5, of Mansfield died Sunday, June 11, 1961. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Survived by son, Leon Knapp of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Morrell Monroe at Wellsboro and Mrs. Howard Mathern of Mansfield; brothers, Raymond Thorpe of Millport, N, Y., Lewis Thorpe of Mansfield and Fred Thorpe of Troy RD 2; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wed-nesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Donald Cronk officiated. Burial was in Roseville Cemetery.

Ross Delos Thorpe, 49, of 85 Whitney Place, Buffalo, N.Y. died Sunday, December 5, 1954, at the Deaconess hospital in Buffalo. He was born January 2, 1905, in Millerton, the son of Horace and Ada Steele Thorpe. Surviving are his wife; one son, Horace of Texas; his mother, Ada Thorpe of Daggett; one brother, Ernest, of Daggett; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Osborne of Elmira, N. Y., Mrs. Ethel McClure of Bentley Creek, and Mrs. Nellie Perry of Mansfield. Services were Wednesday at the Roseville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth McElwain officiating. Burial was in Roseville cemetery.

     Mrs. Emma Jenkins, 90, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1961.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mansfield.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hall, Mrs. Mabel Southmayd of Montours Falls, N.Y., Mrs. Edith Bryant, RD 2, Mansfield; sons, Frank Jenkins of Wellsboro, Earl Jenkins of Mansfield, and Colie Jenkins of Long Branch, N.J.; brother, James Torrance of Olean, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren.  Body at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service there on Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

Harry B. Trowbridge, age 70, of Mansfield died on Saturday, August 11, 1979 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle (Smith) Trowbridge; two sons, Robert W. of Wellsboro and Donald W. of Blossburg; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Cheryl) Matteson of Tioga; three sisters, Mrs. Sara Hurd and Miss Minerva Trowbridge, both of Ontario, M.Y., and Mrs. Jay (Ettie) Kent of Millerton; mother-in-law, Mrs. Nora Smith of Millerton and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Deborah Casey, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples officiating. Burial at the Watson Cemetery at Roseville. .( Joyce, the two that say Millerton were both living on the Bailey Creek Rd. in Rutland Twp)

ARTHUR DUANE UPDIKE age 85, of Burdett, NY died November 13, 2019. He was born in Elmira on July 11,1934 to the late Lynn and Marie Updike of Gillett, PA. He was also predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Linda. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Jeff) Clawson, Burdett; son, Ronald (fiancée Julie Corson) Updike, Blossburg, PA; grandchildren, Stephanie (Joseph) Rogers, Nicole, Maxwell; great grandchild, Finlee Rogers; brothers, Marshall (Janice) Updike, Big Flats, NY, LaVere (Louise) Updike, Gillett & Grover Updike, Tucson, AZ; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Duane was a dairy farmer until age 50 then became an LPN where he cared for patients in Ithaca, Elmira and FL. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, farming, listening, playing music and going for rides on country roads. A US Army Veteran, Korea. Those wishing may donate in his memory to the Burdett Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 238, Burdett, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday, November 23rd from noon - 1 p.m., funeral service immediately following at 1 p.m. Chaplain Bill Reynolds, officiating. Burial to follow in the Roseville, PA  (Watson Cemetery). -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/17/2019

 Miss Amanda Updyke, of Rutland, whose friends have hoped against hope for her ultimate recovery, died last Saturday night after a heroic fight for life at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Updyke of consumption of the bowels, aged 19 years.  Deceased was a loveable girl and her untimely demise is a great blow to her parents.  She had been ill about six months.  (Handwritten date Aug. 1903).

 With the death of Amanda M. Updyke, a shadow has fallen upon a household, whose thickness and darkness seem impenetrable.  A bright and beautiful form has departed; a pure and lovely spirit has flown.  Terrible is the blow, and we wonder not that the afflicted are smitten to the very dust in sorrow.  Long and lovingly they watched over the patient sufferer, hoping against hope that she might recover, unwilling at the last moment to give her up.  Amanda was twenty-one years of age.  When but a child, she gave her heart to God and joined the Methodist church at Elk Run.  Her genial disposition and
thoughtfulness for others won for her a legion of friends, as was shown by the large number in attendance at the obsequies.  Her last hours were spent in talking to the members of her family about the mysterious journey she was about to take and assuring them that she was ready and anxious to go.  She asked her friends to sing “Rock of Ages” and thus calmly, sweetly fell asleep to awake in that world of glory and beauty “where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest.”

UPDYKE, DAUGHTER Amanda Updyke ( SRGP 13311)
 The sad announcement was made Sunday morning of the death during the night, at 2 o’clock, of the lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Updyke.  The funeral services were held at the Roseville M. E. Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Daniel Stoker, of Mainesburg, officiating.  The burial was in charge of A. C. Young, assisted by John Beeman, of Troy.  Interment in Watson cemetery.  Sympathy for the afflicted family and respect for the departed found expression in a profusion of flowers throughout the church and about the bier, which was literally enveloped in them.  The casket was very handsome and of a pattern not hitherto seen here.  (Handwritten date 1903)

ANSON UPDYKE (SRGP 10839) Mr. Anson Updyke died March 3d, at the home of Harvey Benson in Rutland Township, aged 24 years. Death resulted after three weeks’ illness of inflammation of the bowels. Deceased was married about one year ago to Miss Clara Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Benson. Besides his young wife he leaves to mourn his loss a kind father and mothers, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Updike; four brothers, Elmer, Foster, Walter and Colie; and three sisters, Mrs. Ray Smith, Amanda and Helen all residing near Elk Run. We can truthfully say of the departed that he was a kind and loving husband; a good Christian, honest, upright, of exemplary habits, possessing all the qualities that make a good citizen and neighbor. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at Roseville, March 5th at 2 p.m. where a large crowd gathered in honor of the dead. Rev. Stokes officiated. Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

 Mrs. John Newberry, who died near Roseville, Nov. 20, 1900, was born in Rutland, Feb. (13-18?), 1836.  She was united in marriage to John Newberry in 1860.  Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Helen Newberry (Mrs. A. H. Benson); one sister, Mrs. I. N. Tears, of Sullivan, and two brothers, Hulsy Updyke, of Rutland, and Herman Updyke, of Sullivan.  The funeral services were held at the family residence, and were conducted by Rev. West, of Jobs Corners, assisted by Rev. Stoker, of Roseville.   The text, “She hath done what she could,” was very appropriate to the life she had lived.  She endured her sufferings with great fortitude and was uniformly cheerful and appreciative of every service rendered her.  She was quite feeble for several weeks and her death was not unexpected, though the end came quite suddenly.  She was a woman of excellent character, esteemed in life and mourned in death.  Her funeral was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends.  She died in peace, trusting fully in the blessed Savior.  Her memory is precious.

    Herman C. Updyke was born on August 7, 1844, and died on April 27, 1914, in Danville, Pa., after an illness of about eleven years of melancholia, which resulted from the death of two dearly beloved children, grown to manhood and womanhood.  The body was taken on Wednesday to the home of his daughter, near Troy, and on Friday taken to the old homestead in Sullivan.  The funeral was largely attended at the Roseville M. E. church, on Friday, May 1, at 1 o’clock.  The Rev. C. D. Smith, of Mainesburg, officiated.  He was assisted by the Rev. I. T. Johnson, of Roseville.  There were many floral offerings.  Decedent was twice married, his first wife being Charlotte Squire, who died leaving an infant son, Elmer.  In 1873 he was married to Julia A. Clark, of Mansfield.  In early manhood he gave his heart to God and united with the Elk Run M. E. church, of which he was ever a loyal member.  His life was of the highest order, and his word once given was never broken.  His was a sunny disposition, and he was a friend to every one.  He was a loving father and devoted husband.  He is survived by his widow, two daughter, Mrs. Ray I. Smith, of Troy; Mrs. Clyde E. Richmond, who resides on the old homestead; four sons, Elmer, of Gray Valley, Colin, of Mansfield, and Walter and Foster, of Friendship, NY.; twelve grandchildren and a large circle of friends.  Two children, Anson and Amanda, and a little grandson, Kenneth Richmond, preceded him to the better world.  Interment was in the Roseville cemetery.

Loren Updyke, 76, died at the family home in Roseville, at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1941.  He leaves his wife, Susie Rose Updyke; a daughter, Leola Updyke, and a granddaughter, Helen L. Benson.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. EST at the Roseville Methodist Church, the Rev. Orey Crippen, assisted by the Rev. O.H. Travis, officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

UPDYKE - CLARK Mrs. Loretta C- Troy, July 1- (1945) aged, 80, of Sylvania, died Sunday at 2 pm at her home. Mrs. Clark was born in Rutland, Pa., May 21, 1865 and she is survived by her husband, Joel Clark; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Bowen of Kalamazoo, Mich; a sister, Mrs. Dummer Sweet of Sylvania; two nieces and a nephew. The body is at the Soper funeral home where services will be held Tuesday, July 2, at 2 pm. Rev. Herbert Punchard will officiate with burial in Watkins cemetery, Roseville. (Daughter of Halsey & Adaline (Wood) Updyke)

 Mrs. Mary (Mate) B. Kennedy, 63, of Roseville, Pa., died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 1942; survivors:  Husband, William S. Kennedy; two sons, Lee M. of Mansfield and Chester H. of Millerton; a daughter, Mrs. Lester Jenkins at home; a sister, Mrs. Harriet J. Hatfield of Tioga, Pa.; and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the family home.  The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville

 Melvin Updyke died Saturday at his home in Rutland.  Death was due to an attack of acute indigestion.  The funeral was held Monday, Rev. L. M. Robinson, of Roseville, officiating.  Burial was in Roseville cemetery.  Decedent was 78 years old and is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. William Hatfield, of Richmond, Mrs. William Kennedy, of Rutland.
UPDYKE, Permacia (SRGP 18277) -(1890) diedat her home in Jackson, Tioga, Co., Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1890, at the age of 32 years, Mrs. Permacy Holton, wife of Willard Holton, who now survives her. She also two sons whose ages are seven and four years and who will miss her tender, watchful care. Mrs. Holton's maiden name was Permacy Updike, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Truman Updike, of Rutland, Tioga Co., Pa. She had been a sufferer for a long time from the dreaded disease, consumption, which was the cause of her death. Altho' young in years and with many bright prospects before her, she might have earnestly desired to live; yet with all these she bore her sufferings without a murmur, patiently waiting for the time to come when the Master would call her to the home he had prepared for her. Deceased was spoken of as an upright, honest, order-loving woman, a good and beuevolent neighbor and a kind and devoted wife. She was a noble Christian woman; always ready and willing to do her duty, constant in dispensing charity to the poor and needy and a willing watcher at the bedside of the sick and dying, as far as health and strength would permit. Few persons in the neighborhood would be missed as will Mrs. Holton. We can say of her as a mother, she was the main dependence for joy and comfort of the household; her eyes was ever open to the cares and duties to be performed by her for the good of the family. Her heart at all times yearned to see joy and comfort coming to the household. She was first to counsel and the first advice from. Her motto was, right and duty enforced. She was a professor of religion and connected with the M.E. Church; her communion was with God, and her trust is the vicarious atonement made by Jesus Christ. Gone to the grave has our loved one, Gone in her youthful bloom; Lowly we bend, companion and friend, Passing away to the tomb. She has gone down the valley, the dark death valley, And we shall see her face nevermore, Till we pass down the valley, the dark death Valley, And meet her on the other shore, The funeral took place on Thursday, Sept. 11, 1890, at the Baptist Church in Roseville, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors, who came to pay her last tribute of respect. Rev. D. W. Myers, of Daggett's Mills, officiated. The choir rendered some music very appropriate for the occasion. She was laid to rest in the Roseville cemetery.

 Wallace Updyke died at midnight on Saturday last at his home on Elmira street.  Death was due to paralysis.  Mr. Updyke was 65 years old.  Prior to coming to Mansfield several years ago, he was a successful farmer in Rutland.  He was a good citizen and a capable man of affairs.  A widow and one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Wood, of Rutland, survive.  Following a prayer service at the home on Tuesday forenoon, the remains were taken to Roseville, and the funeral was held from the Baptist church.  The Rev. A. H. Simpson, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist church, was the officiating clergyman.  A delegation of Odd Fellows from Mansfield lodge, of which order deceased was a member, accompanied the remains to Roseville.  The interment was in accordance with the Odd Fellows’ ritual.  (Handwritten date 1907)

John “Dick” VANDELINDER, (SRGP 48329)  75, formerly of Millerton, PA died September 13, 2002 in Hornell Gardens, Hornell, NY.  He was born October 23, 1926 in Elmira, NY, the son of John W. and Bernice Brougham VanDelinder.  Dick was a retired farmer, truck driver and school bus driver for N. Tioga and Troy Schools.  He was a member of Fassett Grange and the Mosherville Bible Church.  Dick is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Helen of Millerton, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Donald Maynard of Canisteo, NY; a brother, Harry of Elmira, NY; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Helen Heysham, in 1998.  Funeral services were held September 16 at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA with the Revs. Robert Bevins and Donald Mayard officiating and burial to be in Roseville Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette, 18 Sept. 2002, p.7

VanDEMARK , Ida - FROST, MRS. SAM (SRGP 08021)
    The funeral of Mrs. Sam Frost was held at the Methodist church in this place Sunday.  Mrs. Frost was formerly Ida Vandermark, and was well known here as a neighbor and friend.  She was a member of the M. E. church, to which she was a great help, and always faithful to her profession.  She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Sydney Varney and Mabel and Frances, at home.  Rev. Barrett, of  Rutland officiated.  The services and appropriate music was given by Messrs. Longwell and Wilcox and Mrs. D. Watson and Louisa Crippen.
VanDUSEN - Smith, Etta Pearl (VanDusen) (SRGP 02047)
Age 85 of Mansfield, Pa. Wednesday April 26, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa. Mrs. Smith was the wife of the late Boyd W. Smith for 55 years. She was born on October 24, 1914 in Halls, NY, a daughter of Ernest and Martha (Conklin) VanDusen. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Millerton Senior Center, a former member of the Happy Handle CB Club with a handle of “Minnie Pearl.” She enjoyed her family, bead crafts and crocheting. Pearl is survived by two daughters, Norma J. Mattison of Mansfield, and Beverly N. Staron of Miami, Fl ; Two sons, William B. Smith of RD7 Wellsboro, Pa and Thomas W. Smith of RD 3 Troy, Pa; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; one sister Alberta Carl of Corning, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd on Dec. 5, 1989, and a son Edwin E. Smith on Dec. 4,1993. Friends are invited to call on Friday, April 28, 2000 from 7 to 9 PM at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sat. April 29, 2000 with the Rev. Kevin Garman officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Community Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mansfield Ambulance Association 381 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. 16933
 MANSFIELD--The funeral will be Saturday for E. Pearl Smith, 85, of Mansfield, who died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Her husband, Boyd W. Smith, died Dec. 5, 1989. She was a member of Millerton Senior Center and a former member of the Happy Handle CB Club where her handle was "Minnie Pearl". Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Halls, NY, she was a daughter of Earnest and Martha Coklin Vandusen. Surviving are two daughters, Norma S. Mattison of Mansfield and Beverly N. Staron of Miami, FL; two sons, William B. of Wellsboro RR 7 and Thomas W. of Troy RR 3; a sister, Alberta Carl of Corning, NY; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Edwin E. The funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday at Scureman's, 130 S. Main St., with the Rev. Kevin Garman officiating.  Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Friday.

VanDUSEN - Smith, Mildred ( VanDusen)
Age 66, of Mainesburg, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 29, 1970 at Blossburg State General Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Sunday 7-9 pm and Monday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in the Highway Tabernacle Church Tuesday at 1:30 pm., the Rev. Raymond Valimont. Roseville Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ansel (Marian) Eggersdorf of Montour Falls, Mrs. Dwaine ( Jane) Hart, of Mainesburg; sons, Floyd of Montour Falls, George of Wellsboro, Larry of Mainesburg, Richard of Covington; sisters, Mrs. Boyd (E. Pearl) Smith, of Mansfield, Mrs. Alberta Carl of Caton, NY; brother, Laverne Vandusen of Caton, NY; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Mrs. Smith was the widow of George W. Smith. ( Mom and Aunt Mildred both married Smith’s and neither were related - NJSM).

Alice L. (VanNess) (SRGP 24394)  Age 75 of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, April 17, 2006 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Charleston Township. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Walter "Walt" Packer. She was the daughter of the late Jay and Myrtle (Knapp) VanNess and formerly resided in Mansfield, PA. Alice was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed knitting blankets and taking care of her houseplants. Alice is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Walt H. Packer of Gillett, PA, James G. "Jim" (Debra) Packer of Covington, PA and Richard B. "Rick" (Laurie) Packer of Mainesburg, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine A. Packer and Linda J. Tremante of Wellsboro, PA, LeeAnn (Kevin) Jackson of Mainesburg, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl (Lynnette) VanNess of Mansfield, PA; three sisters, Arlene Webster and Doris Brewster of Mansfield, PA and Lois Long of Lakeland, FL; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, a son, Andrew Packer in 2001, two brothers, Earl and Bill VanNess, and three sisters, Norma Schroeder, Ida Johnson and Iva Hoke, also preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following the viewing at 2 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, April 20, 2006 with the Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville Community Cemetery, Roseville, PA.
VanNESS - IVA L. HOKE (SRGP 14147)
 Mrs. Iva L. Hoke, 67, of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1987, at home. Born May 12, 1920, in Rutland Township, she was the daughter of Jay and Myrtle Knapp VanNess. She was a former employee of Kress Company in Tampa. Surviving are her husband, Frederick Hoke of Tampa; a son, Robert Recite of Tampa; a daughter, Deanna Patterson of Tampa; a stepson, Larry Hoke of California; a stepdaughter, Margie Harris of Tampa; a brother, Carl VanNess of Mansfield; six sisters, Ida Johnson of New Milford, Conn., Arlene Webster and Alice Packer, both of Mansfield, Norma Schroeder of Corning, NY, Doris Brewster of Wellsboro, and Lois Long of Lakeland, Fla. Funeral services were held today, Oct. 7, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, at 11 am.  The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiated. Burial was made in Watson Cemetery in Roseville.

VAN NESS - WILLIAM H. VAN NESS, age 52, of Los Angeles, California, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, November 22, 1978. There will be no calling hours. Private funeral services will be held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield at the convenience of the family. Burial in Watson Cemetery. Survived by 2 brothers, Earl of Corning, NY, Carl of Mansfield, 7 sisters, Mrs. Fred (Iva) Hoke of Tampa, FL, Mrs. LeRoy (Ida) Johnson of New Milford, Conn., Mrs. Arlene Webster of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Walter (Alice) Packer of Mansfield, Mrs. Walter (Norma) Schroeder of Corning, NY, Mrs. Doris Bruster of Wellsboro, Mrs. Ellery (Lois) Long of Lakeland, FL. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church. He was born December 25, 1925, in Mansfield, the son of Jay and Myrtle Knapp Van Ness.

 Roseville—Moses Von Achen, 71, died at his home here Tuesday night, Nov. 13, 1934.  Surviving are his widow; a son, Lee, and a daughter, Hazel, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ira Smith and Mrs. Leonard Burton, both of Mansfield.  The funeral will be held at the Roseville Church Thursday at 3 p.m. the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery.

James B. VanZILE, 82, (SRGP 38885) of Troy, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1962. Survived by daughter Mrs. Robert Quackenbush of Elmira; son Raymon Vanzile of Troy; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Body at family home and will be removed Saturday to Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen, Roseville Cemetery.

RAYMON C. VANZILE, (SRGP 38775) age 95, of Troy diedDec. 27, 2004, at troy Hospital in Troy.  He was born on Sept. 12, 1909, the son of the late James and Clara Vanzile.  Raymon was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy.  He was a farmer for 50 years.  Raymon enjoyed being an umpire for the local baseball teams in the area, including the days when each town had its own teams.  He was past president of the Mansfield School District from 1953 to 1954, and a member of the former East Sullivan Grange, the Gillett Senior Citizens Club, and Carpenters Union Local No. 281 in Elmira, N.Y.  Raymon and his wife, Florence, built and operated the Troy Skateland for 27 years.  Raymon is survived by two daughters, Gladys Jean Starkey and her husband, Paul, of Troy and Sharon Rae Gurnesy and her husband, George, of troy; two sons, James Milton Vanzile and his wife, Patricia, of Matthews, N.C., and LaRue Stanley Vanzile and his wife, Carol, of Williamsport, Pa.; a sister, Lillie M. Quackenbush of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Raymon was preceded in death by his wife, Florence E. Seymour, who diedon Aug. 26, 1997.  Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Interment will be at Watson Cemetery in Roseville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymon’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Troy.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

VLAJIC - Gladimir Vlajic, 72, [SRGP 09474] of RD2 Millerton, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1982, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Mr. Vlajic was a retired tailor. He was born May 18, 1910, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Surviving are his wife, the former Tasa Zubeke; two daughter, Mrs. Louis Azinaro of the Bronx, NY and Mrs. David Donner of Millerton; four sons, Floyd and John, both of Mansfield, David of Denver, Colo., and Robert at home, and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. James D. Garthoff, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Roseville, officiated. - [scrapbook clipping]

VOORHEES - Smith, Harriet L.( Voorhees)
Age 75 of Millerton, RR2 and Lakeland, Fl, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at the home of her son in Binghamton, NY.
Born April 24, 1922, in Daggett, she was the daughter of Manley and Jenny Butcher Voorhees. She enjoyed crafting, camping and in her younger years bowling. Preceding her in death were one brother, Sherman Voorhees, and one sister, Lorraine Shappee. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Warren B. Smith; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Becky Smith of Binghamton NY; one daughter, Sandra M. Smith of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ellwood Voorhees of Gillett, Floyd Voorhees of Elmira and Manley Voorhees of Bentley Creek; two sisters, Marilyn Sheive of Kissimmee, Fla., and Patricia Lentz, of Bolivar. Calling hours were held Sunday, April 5, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Elmira Seven-Day Adventist Church, Elmira, with Pastor Robert Mackey officiating. Burial was made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

VOSBURG, Katherine [SRGP 13621] Mrs. Henry P. VanNess, who had resided in this county over 60 years, died on the 11th instant at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Walters, in Richmond township.  She was in her 93rd year.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
VOSBURG, Katherine [SRGP 13621]  - Mrs. Katherine VanNess, widow of Henry P. VanNess, died at the home her daughter in Richmond on Wednesday of last week, aged nearly 93 years. She was born at Johnstown, Fulton County, NY. She came to this county in 1830 with her husband and five children, the youngest, a mere babe, dying the day after their arrival. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 26, 1891  

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By Joyce M. Tice