Hazel (Baney Rodgers)
Oil City Derrick, Jan. 16, 1953
Mrs. Kenneth J. Hahn
Funeral services for Mrs. Kenneth J. Hahn of 11 East Fourth Street who died at 7
AM Monday were held at 11 AM Thursday in the Steffee funeral home with Rev.
Edward Kuhnlmann of Good Hope Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment was in Rynn Farm cemetery with the following pallbearers: Norman,
Robert, John and George Rodgers.
Those who attended from out of town included: Mrs. Lucille Carlson of Jamestown,
NY; Milton Baney and Mrs. Steve Nadolney of Spartansburg; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Baney and Mrs. Howard Buell of Union City; Mr. and Mrs. William Thielman of
Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. H. Williams of Jamestown, NY and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Warner
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Friday, 26 August 1966, p. 5, c. 6.
David A. Hamilton, 65, of Titusville, RD 2, died
at the Fieldmore Springs Convalescent Home at 1:05 p.m. Thursday following a
long illness. He was born in Cherrytree township on March 4, 1901,
the son of James and Laura Ghering Hamilton. Most of his life was spent in
the Cherrytree area. Mr. Hamilton was the last member of his immediate
family. Surviving are several cousins. His sister, Velma
Hamilton, died in 1963. Friends may call at the Raymond W. Arnold Funeral
Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and attend the funeral service there at 3
p.m. Saturday with Rev. Leonard Ritchey, pastor of the Breedtown Baptist Church,
officiating. Interment will be in Jameson Corners Cemetery.
(Note: Fieldmore Springs Convalescent Home
later changed to Bashline Health Care, is now a Antique Store. It is
located on Route 27 between Titusville and Pleasantville. May 1999)
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Tuesday, 30 August 1966, p. 5, c. 6.
The funeral service for David Hamilton was
conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Raymond W. Arnold funeral home with Rev.
Leonard Ritchey, pastor of the Breedtown Baptist church officiating.
Interment was in Jameson Corners Cemetery with the following serving as pall
bearers: Louis Wagner, Glen Hulbert, Warren Wilcox, Weldon Nelson, Glen
Whiting, and Harry Warner.
Amanda Laura (Ghering)
Mrs. Laura Ghering Hamilton, aged 72, wife
of J.M. Hamilton, died at the family home on McKinney Road about a mile south of
the city at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night. She had been ill for some
time. Mrs. Hamilton was a daughter of Leo (George --k.g.) and Amanda
Ghering and was born in Cherrytree township January 10, 1871. She spent
her entire life in Cherrytree township and was married to Mr. Hamilton October
6, 1891. Besides the husband she leaves two children, Velma and
David, both at home. There is also a sister, Mrs. J.N. holder of
Chapmanville. The body will be taken to the family residence from the
Flanders-Arnold funeral home this afternoon, where friends may call and where
services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the
Jamison Corners cemetery.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Monday, 22 March 1943, p. 3, c.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Thursday, 25 March 1943, p. 6, c. 3.
Services for Mrs. James M. Hamilton were largely attended at 2 p.m., yesterday
from the family home on McKinney Road, south of Titusville. Rev. T.A.
Robertson of the Wesleyan Methodist church officiated. Mrs. Electa Clark
and Mrs. Vincent Hollingsworth sang "Rock of Ages" and "Under His
Wings." Interment was in the Jamison Corners cemetery, with the following
as pall bearers: George Happ, Clair Whiting, Frank Mark, Chauncey Wilson,
Glenn Wilcox and Fred Wagner. Amanda Laura Ghering was born Jan. 10, 1871
in Cherrytree township, being one of seven children born to the late George and
Mary Amanda Ghering, all of whom have preceded her in death except a younger
sister, Mrs. J.N. Holder. As a child she attended the Fleming and Center
schools. Since education was not compulsory at that time, she stayed with
her Grandmother Ghering until she was removed to the home of her father, George
Ghering. On October 6, 1891, she was married to James Milton
Hamilton at Niagara Falls, N.Y. To them were born two
children: Laura Velma and George David, both residing at home. Mrs.
Hamilton was a devoted wife and mother. She gave her heart to God early in
life and lived to honor Him. She attended the Wesleyan Methodist church in
Titusville. Mrs. Hamilton lovingly cared for her mother in her last
Miss Velma Laura Hamilton, 69, of
Titusville, RD 3, died at Titusville Hospital at 2:55 a.m. yesterday. She
was born April 18, 1893, the daughter of James M. and Laura Ghering Hamilton of
Cherrytree Township (Venango County). Her entire life was spent in
this area. She was a member of the Titusville Wesleyan Methodist
Church. She is survived by one brother, David Hamilton of the Fieldmore
Springs Rest Home. Friends may call at the Raymond W. Arnold Funeral Home
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and attend the funeral service there at 2 p.m.
Tuesday with Rev. A.H. Elsey, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church,
officiating. Interment will be in the Jameson Corners Cemetery.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Monday, 4 March 1963, p. 5, c. 4.
Holder, John N.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Thursday, 26 January 1950,
p. 10, c. 5.
John N. Holder, 77, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of
the northern part of Venango county, died Wednesday morning at his home in
Chapmanville after a lingering illness of several months.
He was born in Chapmanville on August 17, 1872, and attended the State normal
schools of Edinboro and Clarion, graduating from the latter school in 1895. He
taught in several of the public schools of the county and later became principal
of the Sunville High school, where he served during the year 1918-1919. After
the closing of the Sunville school in 1919 he became principal of the
Cooperstown High school until 1924. He then returned to Sunville and remained
there until 1935, when he retired from the teaching profession. The remaining
part of his life was spent in Chapmanville.
He was married on March 23, 1898 to Miss Margaret Ghering at Breedtown, who
survives him, together with the following children: Mrs. Margaret Smith of
Pittsfield, Rev. Norman Holder of Falls Creek; Ward Holder of Diamond and Ralph
at home, and two grandchildren.
He leaves also, the following sisters; Mrs. Hattie Battin of Meadville, Mrs.
Lottie Shaffer of Black Ash, Mrs. Sarah Ridout of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs.
Bessie Potcher of Detroit.
Mr. Holder was a leader in the religious, educational and political life of the
section in which he lived. His chief interest was centered around the Baptist
church of which he was one of its most active members and to which he gave
himself unsparingly in promoting its work in the county. He joined the Baptist
church at Clarion while attending the State Normal School and later transferred
his membership to the Baptist church at Chapmanville.
In his political life he represented the Republican party in Plum township as
committeeman for many years and was highly regarded by the leaders of the party
in the county. His life was a splendid example of Christian living and its
influence for good will long be cherished and remembered by his many friends and
acquaintances. The funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. H.H.
Wilson of Breedtown will officiate and Rev. J.L. Murray will assist. Interment
will be in Chapmanville Cemetery.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Monday, 17 February 1958, p. 5,
Mrs. Margaret G. Holder, 82, of Chapmanville died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Warren General Hospital after a lingering illness. Mrs. Holder was born in
Cherrytree Township on Nov. 13, 1875, a daughter of George and Amanda McBride
She was married to John N. Holder on March 23, 1898, at her home in Cherrytree.
He preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1950. The Holders moved to Chapmanville
immediately after their marriage and Mrs. Holder has lived there most of the
time since then.
Mrs. Holder was a member of the Chapmanville Baptist Church and she took an
active part in the Sunday School and Ladies Aid as long as she was able. She
leaves four children: Ralph Holder of Diamond, Mrs. Margaret Smith of
Pittsfield, Ward Holder of Diamond and Rev. J. Norman Holder of Youngsville; two
grandsons, Russell W. Holder of Collingswood, N.J., and Johnny Smith of
Pittsfield, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Chapmanville Baptist
Church with J. Richard Lichtenberger officiating, assisted by Rev. J.L. Murray,
pastor of the Chapmanville Methodist church. Interment will be in the
Chapmanville Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Williams Funeral Home
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Saturday, 21 November 1964, p.
5, c. 1.
Ralph G. Holder, 65, of Chapmanville, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday in Warren
Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Chapmanville Aug. 20, 1899,
the son of the late John and Margaret Ghering Holder. He was a member of
Bradleytown IOOF and attended Chapmanville Baptist Church. He was employed as a
cattle buyer for Rex Carpenter Packing Co. at Townville, and for many years
managed the Chapmanville baseball team. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. John
Smith of Pittsfield; and two brothers, Ward E. Holder of Diamond and Rev. J.
Norman Holder of Dansville, N.Y. Friends may call at the Horace D. Williams
Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday, and attend the
funeral service there at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Richard Lichenberg of Franklin,
officiating. Interment will be in Chapmanville Cemetery.
Holder, Ward E.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Wednesday, 25 January 1984, p.
5, c. 5.
Ward E. Holder, 82, of Titusville RD 5, died at 8:42 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 1984
in St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport, Iowa, where Mr. and Mrs. Holder were visiting
their son, Rev. Russell Holder.
Mr. Holder was born at Chapmanville, July 28, 1901, the son of the late J.N. and
Margaret Ghering Holder. He was married to the former Martha Clark, Aug. 11,
1928, at Townville.
Mr. Holder was employed by the Titusville Post Office as a rural letter carrier
for 49 years. He retired in 1967.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Titusville. He is survived by his
wife and one son, Rev. Russell Ward Holder of Davenport, Iowa; five
grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Margaret) Smith of Pittsfield. Two
brothers died previously.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service from the First Baptist Church of
Titusville Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Richard K. Mercer Jr., pastor,
officiating, assisted by Rev. Earl Staples and Rev. Vernon Whitney, both retired
Baptist ministers. Interment will be in the Chapmanville Cemetery. The family
said memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Hilda H. (Crawford, Ghering)
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Thursday, 2 January 1958, p. 5,
Mrs. Hilda H. Hollenbeck, 57, of 717 S. Perry
St., died at 3:30 p.m. Monday after a lingering illness. A daughter of the late
Feldie and Jane Baney Crawford, she was born at Petroleum Center on Feb. 18,
1900. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ruth Daniels of Jamestown,
N.Y., Mrs. Jenny Schreffler of Diamond, O., Mrs. Lily Harvey of Cadogon,
Armstrong County, Donald Ghering of Oil City, Thomas Ghering of Titusville; an
adopted daughter, Marilyn Hollenbeck of Canonsburg; 17 grandchildren; two
brothers, Eugene Crawford of Westfield, N.J., and Curtis Crawford of Rochester,
N.Y. A brother Harry died in 1945. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m.
today at the Tracy Home of Funerals with Rev. Eugene Kern of the Second Free
Methodist Church of Oil City officiating. Interment will be in Jamison Corners
Mrs. W. (Florence Ghering)
Mrs. W. LaBatt Does Thursday
Traverse City Record Eagle 11 Sep 1942 page 2 Fri.
Mrs. Walter A. LaBatt, 54, pioneer resident of the Peninsula and Old Mission
district, died late Thursday afternoon at her home following an illness of
Florence Ghering was born January 31st, 1888, in the Ogdensburg district and was
married December 25th, 1912, at Old Mission where the spent her entire life.
Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Brayton of Flint;
two sons Dee of Beulah and James at home; a brother, Tompkins Ghering of this
city; four sister Mrs. Hall Flack, and Mrs. Oren Burton of the Peninsula; Mrs.
Philip Rose of Philadelphia, Pa, and Mrs. Jerome Ardenberg of this city; three
grandchildren and one great grandchild other relatives an many friends.
Mrs. LaBatt was a member of the Old Mission church, the Ladies Aid society and
the Parent Teacher Association of Old Mission.
The body was taken to the Hibbard chapel to remain until late Saturday afternoon
when it will be taken to the home where services will be held Sunday afternoon
at two thirty with the Rev Howard R. Towne, pastor of the First Congregational
church officiating. Burial will be made in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.
From Leeanne Brian
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Wednesday, 25 may 1955, p. 2,
Tractor Crushes Man to death In Gravel Pit
Guy Reynolds, 68, of Oil Creek Twp., Killed Near Hydetown
Guy Reynolds, 68, Oil Creek Township resident,
was crushed to death last evening when a tractor hi-lift turned completely over
on him. Mr. Reynolds was operating the loaded machine in a gravel pit he
works with his son, Carl, north of Hydetown. He was alone when the
accident happened about 7:15 o'clock. The son and Dr. C. M. Sonne,
deputy Crawford County coroner, reconstructed the tragedy from the position of
the hi-lift and tire marks in the gravel pit. They reasoned that Mr.
Reynolds was backing up with a full load in the elevated bucket, turning around
to dump the load in a truck. The left wheel began to climb a six foot pile
of debris and before the operator realized what was happening, it reached a
point where the hi-lift became overbalanced and flopped completely over.
The son had warned his father, he told Dr. Sonne, that a loaded hi-lift has a
high center of gravity and to be careful. Dr. Sonne issued a verdict of
accidental death. The gravel pit is on a side road off the old Bog Hollow
paved road. The Guy Reynolds home is about a mile away, being a half mile
south of Five Corners on the abandoned Bog Hollow concrete, on Centerville, RD
Son Overcome with Grief
Mr. Reynolds had hauled away two loads yesterday. About 7 p.m. he set out
alone after a third. When he had not returned by 7:30, his son went to the
gravel pit, expecting to find that his father was having trouble starting the
motor. Instead he found the place a scene of tragedy. He was
overcome with grief. Calls were put in for Dr. Sonne and the Peterson
ambulance. After they arrived, two friends with another tractor lifted a
wheel of the high-lift enough to permit removal of the body. Mr.
Reynolds was flat on his back, with his torso slightly twisted and the seat of
the hi-lift on his chest. The hi-lift is a big model, a heavy machine.
Was Married in 1909
Mr. Reynolds was born April 28, 1887, in Oil Creek Township, a son of the late
Simon S. and Hannah Gilson Reynolds. On Nov. 10, 1909, he married Rose B.
Ghering of Troy Township. For 25 years he had lived at the Centerville RD
address, operating a dairy farm. He was a member of Hydetown Grange No.
1239 and for 41 years had belonged to the Hydetown IOOF. In addition to
his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Richard X. Brecht of Titusville; two sons,
Carl C. Reynolds at home and Paul M. Reynolds of Union City; three
grandchildren, Dixie Lee, Cherl Sue and Cindy Lou Reynolds, all of Union City;
and a sister, Mrs. Laura Sturgis, Pleasantville, RD 1. Friends may call at
the E. A. Peterson Funeral Home starting at 7 p.m. today. The funeral
service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Charles A. Fuller of the
Centerville Baptist Church will officiate.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Saturday, 28 May 1955, p. 5, c. 5.
Guy Reynolds, Tractor Victim, Laid to Rest
Guy Reynolds, Oil Creek Township farmer who was killed in a tractor accident,
was laid to rest yesterday in East Troy Cemetery. Rev. C. A. Fuller of the
Centerville Baptist Church conducted the funeral service for Mr. Reynolds at the
E. A. Peterson Funeral Home. Pall bearers were Hugh Sturgis, Ralph
Sturgis, Horatio Bush, Raymond Deets, Fred Deets and Glenn Deets. Many
relatives and friends attended from Syracuse and Westfield, N. Y., Butler,
Franklin, Meadville, Erie, Oil City, Union City, Corry, Pleasantville,
Townville, Centerville, Hydetown, Spartansburg, Tryonville and Polk.
Members of the Hydetown IOOF called in a group at the funeral home on Thursday
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA, Tuesday,
7 October 1986, p. 5, c. 6.
Margaret L. Smith, 74, of Pittsfield died Monday morning, Oct. 6, 1986, at Corry
Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Chapmanville, a
daughter of the late John and Margaret Ghering Holder. She was employed
for nearly 40 years as an elementary school teacher, retiring in 1979 from the
Warren County School District.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Youngsville First United Methodist Church of
Youngsville, Chapter 478 Order of Eastern Star and Pennsylvania State Education
Association. She is survived by one son, W. John Smith of Columbus, RD 1,
two grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one great grandson.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John S.
Smith, who died July 23, 1986; three brothers, Ralph Holder, Ward Holder and J.
Norman Holder. Friends may call at the McKinney Funeral Home in
Youngsville today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service
there on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold Knappenberger, retired United
Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Chapmanville
Grace Z. Ghering
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA,
Wednesday, 20 May 1959, p. 5, c. 3.
Mrs. Grace Z. Williams, 71, of 410 N. First St., died at 9:50
a.m. yesterday in the Titusville Hospital where she had been a patient for
several days. She was born in East Troy on May 14, 1888, the daughter of
Christian and Mary Ghering. She was married to Samuel C. Williams on March 30,
1905, in Jamestown, N.Y. He preceded her in death. A 40 year member
of the Diamond Grange, Mrs. Williams also belonged to the East Troy Aid Society
and attended the Titusville First Methodist Church. She is survived by one
sister, Mrs. Lucy Kees of Titusville, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Peterson Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today
and attend the funeral service there at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Lloyd Chelton
of the Hydetown First Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow
in the East Troy Cemetery.
Titusville Herald, Crawford County, PA,
Wednesday, 29 December 1954, p. 5, c. 5.
The funeral of Samuel C. Williams, 73, who died Monday morning
at the Titusville Hospital after a long illness, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.
at the E.A. Peterson funeral home, where friends may call in the meantime.
Rev. John Murray of Chapmanville will officiate and burial will be in the East
Troy Cemetery. Mr. Williams was a resident of 410 N. First St. A son
of William and Martha Sharp Williams, he was born Feb. 9, 1881, in Troy
Township. Mr. Williams married the former Grace Ghering of Troy Township
on March 30, 1905, in Jamestown, N.Y. They resided on a farm near East
Troy until he retired in 1944, moving to Titusville. He was a member of
the Diamond Grange. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, one brother,
Jesse P. Williams of Townville; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Theubet of Titusville
and Mrs. Almeda Noel of Akron, O. An infant son, Raymond L. Williams, died in
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