William Harrison Cory

b. 1829, d. 1849
     William Harrison Cory was born in 1829. He was the son of William M. Cory and Elizabeth Maria Roe. William Harrison Cory died in 1849.

Eugene Van Rensselaer Trout

b. 28 June 1871, d. 14 December 1948
     Eugene Van Rensselaer Trout was born on 28 June 1871 at Sac, Sac Co., PA. He was the son of Pvt. Burton William Trout and Etta Emmaline Platt. Eugene Van Rensselaer Trout died on 14 December 1948 at Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 77.

Deacon John Chapin

b. 13 May 1695, d. 3 August 1770
     Deacon John Chapin was born on 13 May 1695 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Seth Chapin and Bethia Thurston.2 Deacon John Chapin married Dorcas Wood in 1718 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.1 Deacon John Chapin died on 3 August 1770 at Mendon, Worcester Co., MA, at age 75.1

Child of Deacon John Chapin and Dorcas Wood

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 90.
  2. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 92.

Samuel Griswold1

b. 26 January 1770, d. November 1833
     Samuel Griswold was born on 26 January 1770 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Ozias Griswold and Anna Stanley.2 Samuel Griswold married Eunice Collins.1 Samuel Griswold died in November 1833 at age 63.1

Child of Samuel Griswold and Eunice Collins

Citations

  1. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 359, item 291 (494).
  2. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, page 288, item 97 (135).

Norman Walter Noble

b. 10 October 1930, d. 6 March 2019
     Norman Walter Noble was born on 10 October 1930 at West Suffield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Elwyn John Noble and Norma Margareg Sponagle. Norman Walter Noble died on 6 March 2019 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 8, 2019

Norman Walter Noble, 88, beloved husband of 65 years to Florence (Horanzy) Noble, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6 at St. Francis Hospital.

Norman was born October 10, 1930 on his family's West Suffield farm to the late Elwyn J. and Norma M. (Sponagle) Noble and resided there all his life. After high school, Norman served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. On returning home, he raised broadleaf tobacco with his father, then son and grandson. He also worked for Roncari Industries, Fleming Trucking, and with his wife Florence, owned and operated Flowers Unlimited in Suffield for many years. Norman – known to family and friends as Needy – was an avid sports fan who followed the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, UConn Women's Basketball and NASCAR. He loved betting on thoroughbreds at Saratoga race track, people-watching while having a drink on the porch of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, family cookouts under the big maple and black walnut trees on the farm, and his Farmall and John Deere tractors. He will be greatly missed by family and friends who loved him dearly.

In addition to his wife Florence, he is survived by his son Norman Noble, daughter-in-law Cathy, their son Sean – the light of Norman's life; and daughter Nancy, all of West Suffield. He is also survived by four sisters and their spouses: Patricia Noble of West Suffield, Thelma and John Holland of Enfield, Sandra Gnecco of St. Louis, MO, Norma and Richard Noyes of Agawam, MA, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara J. DiStefano; brother, Elwyn J. Noble, Jr; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Noble, Joan Baker, and Mary Ann Horanzy; and three brothers-in-law, Paul DiStefano, Richard Gnecco, and James Baker. Norman's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all who cared for him in the last years of his life, especially everyone at DaVita in Bloomfield, and doctors, nurses and staff at St. Francis Hospital. Family and friends may gather Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N., (Rt. 159), Suffield, followed by funeral services at 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in West Suffield Cemetery, West Suffield in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suffield Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078 or Suffield Community Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078.

Roxana Ward

b. circa 1745
     Roxana Ward was born circa 1745. She married Eli Foote, son of Daniel Foote and Margaret Parsons, on 11 October 1772 at CT.

Child of Roxana Ward and Eli Foote

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher

b. 14 June 1811, d. 1 July 1896
     Harriet Elizabeth Beecher was born on 14 June 1811 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher and Roxanna Foote. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher married Rev Calvin Ellis Stowe on 5 January 1836 at Walnut Hills, Hamilton Co., OH. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher died on 1 July 1896 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 85.

Elaine Mary Holcombe1

b. 16 August 1906, d. 11 October 1996
     Elaine Mary Holcombe was born on 16 August 1906 at Powell, Bradford Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Laverne Holcombe and Maude Wooster.1 Elaine Mary Holcombe died on 11 October 1996 at Granville Summit, Bradford Co., PA, at age 90.1 She was buried on 18 October 1996 at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.1

Elaine Mary (Holcombe) Phillips, 90, a lifelong resident of Bradford County, died quietly at her Granville Summit home after a long, brave fight with cancer. Born in Powell, August 16, 1906 she was the daughter of Laverne and Maude (Wooster) Holcombe. She was a graduate of Canton High School and studied to become a practical nurse, a profession which she practiced for many years at the Troy Community Hospital. She was married to Tracey Phillips and together they raised two daughters and a foster son. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Maxwell Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Troy. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and a brother Lyle Holcombe. Surviving are daughters, Marcella Freeman, Summerfield, FL and Mary Jenkins Cash of Wellsboro; foster son Donald Newton, Redondo, CA; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home October 18 with the Rev. Mary Kisner, Pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Troy officiating. Interment was in LeRoy Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Phillip's memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 April 2019), memorial page for Elaine M Holcombe Phillips (16 Aug 1906–11 Oct 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99530964, citing Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .

Patricia A. Holcombe1

b. 22 October 1947, d. 5 July 1996
     Patricia A. Holcombe was born on 22 October 1947 at Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Charles Lyle Holcombe and Nellie Ethel Watkins.1 Patricia A. Holcombe died on 5 July 1996 at Laporte, Sullivan Co., PA, at age 48.1 She was buried on 7 July 1996 at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.1

Patricia A. Holcomb Shaffer, 48, Towanda, RR 5, died July 5, 1996 at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, LaPorte, PA. Born October 22, 1947 in LeRoy, the daughter of the late Charles Lyle and Nellie Watkins Holcomb. She was a graduate of Athens High School calls of 1968; was formerly employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda; Bradford County Vo-tech and the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority; attended the Hornbrook United Methodist Church and enjoyed bowling in her leisure time. Surviving are her husband John D. Shaffer, who she married on August 15, 1970; three daughters, Tammy J. Shaffer, Hornbrook, Linda S. Shaffer, N. Rome, Christina A. Shaffer, at home; a grandson, Daniel B. Shaffer-Hall, Hornbrook; her stepmother, Olive Holcomb, New Albany; her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Raymond Jackson, N. Glenn, CO; a sister-in-law, Elsie Holcomb, Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Holcomb, Sr. The funeral and committal service was held July 8 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy, PA. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Guthrie Hospice RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Shaffer's memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 April 2019), memorial page for Patricia A Holcomb Shaffer (22 Oct 1947–5 Jul 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100056939, citing Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .

Jean L. Holcombe1

b. 20 May 1892, d. 28 February 1982
     Jean L. Holcombe was born on 20 May 1892 at Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Halleck Lincoln Holcombe and Charlotte Dewers.1 Jean L. Holcombe died on 28 February 1982 at Towanda, Bradford Co., PA, at age 89.1 She was buried on 2 March 1982 at Oak Hilll Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.1

From Daily Review Monday March 1, 1982:

Miss Jean Holcombe of 22 William Street, Towanda, retired educator at both the high school and college level, died at the skilled nursing unit of Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 28, following a long period of deteriorating health. Her age was 89.
Jean was born in an upstairs apartment of the family’s 22 William Street residence on May 20, 1982(sic), the daughter of Halleck and Charlotte Dewers Holcombe. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Dewer, occupied the ground floor apartment. Her father, Halleck Lincoln Holcombe, was at one time editor of the Bradford Republican, a weekly newspaper published in Towanda. He later operated a china store in the quarters at the corner of Pine and Main Streets now occupied by the Widman Drug Store. When he found the china business to be unprofitable, he went into the insurance business which he followed until the end of his life.
Jean Holcombe obtained her formal education in Towanda, attending the Third Ward School and graduating from Towanda High School in 1910. After high school she enrolled at West Chester Normal School and after completing the two-year course there launched into a teaching career. Her first school was a one-room school in Franklin Center, this county. The year was 1912 and this was Jean Holcombe’s introduction to a one-room school. Friends report that she had a few rough moments but with the courage and fortitude that she was later to display on so many occasions, she got through that first year and then went on to the school at Camptown which she found to be an improvement.
In 1916, she joined the faculty at Towanda High School as English instructor. This was the “new” high school at the corner of State Street and Western Avenue replacing the building that was destroyed by fire in January of 1912. Miss Holcombe became so proficient in the instruction of English and Dramatics that she became head of the high school’s English Department, a post which she held for years. Her teaching and her outstanding personal characteristics had a fine impact on the lives of man who recall her with respect and affection.
She also directed a number of Senior class plays at Towanda, turning out not a few very outstanding productions, and served as advisor on the staff of “The Oriole,” the high school student publication.
While on the Towanda High faculty, she attended summer classes at Teachers’ College at Columbia University in New York City, attaining her Master’s degree in English. She was also instrumental while at Towanda High in the organization of the Gradale Sorority YMCA oriented group for high school girls, and provided much of the organization’s leadership.
Miss Holcombe became widely recognized for her excellence in the instruction of English and received an invitation to join the faculty at Mansfield State College. Her active teaching career ended there through retirement—a career that embraced a good many years, a career that had a decided effect for excellence on a good many lives.
Until just a few years ago, Miss Holcombe attended reunions of numerous Towanda High graduation classes and was always extended a cordial welcome. She appeared to thoroughly enjoy these contacts with former pupils—pupils that became firm friends. She was a member of Delta kappa Gamma, a teacher’s sorority I which she was active for years, and of the Towanda Branch of the American Association of University Women. She served for a year as critic for the Towanda Shakespeare Club.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists at Athens.
There are no immediate surviors(sic). The home at 22 William Street which Miss Holcombe was born and lived all of her life had been in her family for 106 years. Her grandmother Dewer died there in 1906; her grandfather Dewer died there in 1913; her father died there in 1938 and her mother in 1946.
Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday morning, March 2, at 11 o’clock at the Arther-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home in Towanda with Mrs. Mildred Chandler, reader of the First Church of Christ Scientists in Athens officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours and memorials may be directed to the First Church of Christ Scientists at Athens, care of Kay Johnson, 47 Cadwell Avenue, Waverly.

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 April 2019), memorial page for Jean L Holcombe (20 May 1892–28 Feb 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116709660, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .

Ethel C. Holcombe

b. 1883, d. 1957
     Ethel C. Holcombe was born in 1883.1 She was the daughter of Cassius D. Holcombe and Elnora C. Greeno.1,2 Ethel C. Holcombe died in 1957.1 She was buried at Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Ethel C. Holcomb Pepper (1883–1957). Memorial no. 99108419, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99108419, accessed 2 May 2019, citing Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by: RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Elnora C. Greeno Holcombe (15 Sep 1852–27 Jul 1922). Memorial no. 99747320, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99747320, accessed 2 May 2019, citing Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by: LDR (contributor 47171969).