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Born in Newton, Mr Straway had lived in Sparta since 1946. He was employed for 29 years by the Sparta Township Public Works Dept.

He served with the US Army during WWII, in the 2488 Quartermaster Truck Co. in the European theater.

He was a former member of the Sparta Ambulance Squad, a member of the Sussex County Peace Officers Assoc., the founder of the Smoky Ridge Rod & Gun Club of Sparta and from 1965 to 1986 he served as a special Police officer for Sparta.

He was predeceased by his wife Pearl in 1986.

He is survived by;
sons; Raymond, Robert, Arthur, and George.
bros; Rhinehard and Floyd.
sisters; Frances Pierson, Fay Shauger, & Clara Strode.

A private creamation was held Thursday at the Rosedale Creamatory, Orange NJ. No other services or visitation is scheduled.

Family links:
Pearl Courtright Straway (1923 - 1986)*

*Point here for explanation

Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.

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Record added: Apr 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35894863 
STRAWAY, Raymond F. (I55531)

Per family genealogist Patsy Jackson:
Together with their newborn son, Charles William, W.B.'s son from a previous marriage George Walter age 7, and W.B's sister, they came to Texas. The first documented place they have been found in was Anderson County, where they are listed on the 1880 US Census. (Anderson County appears to have been a common entry point into Texas.) Family history states that his sister married a man named Suggs and settled near Troup, Smith County TX. From Anderson County they next traveled to Plank, in Hardin County . W.B. was a farmer and they operated a sawmill at Plank, TX. Next they moved to Trinity County near the town of Glendale. While in Trinity County he operated a sawmill. They buried their five month old son, Albert Carroll, in the Glendale Cemetery in October 1884. On November 11, 1895, W.B. Munson bought an 80 acre tract of land in Polk County, TX at 10 Mile Board for $1800.00, from the estate of James Fowler. William Berry and Julia Ann moved Ten Mile Board with their children. Family history records that they moved into a "cabin" until their new two-story home was completed. The drive way to their home was lined with cedar trees. There primary occupation was farming.

Family links:
Henry Owen Munson (1883 - 1934)*
Oscar Lee Munson (1889 - 1970)*

Julia Ann Predmore Munson (1862 - 1925)

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Blue Water Cemetery
Polk County
Texas, USA 
MUNSON, William Berry (I40751)
I originally had Thomas Gates as the son of Peter and Mary Josselyn. However, after reading "the English Origins of Stephen Gates, 1638 Immigrant to Massachusetts, by Edward J. Harrison) (NEGH Jan2006, vol. 160) challenged Stephen's descent from Peter Gates and Mary Josselyn. Based on the dates given, it is impossible for Peter (born circa 1583) and Mary to be the grandparents of Stephen who was born circa 1600. The entries in the Hingham parish registers show no evidence that Stephen's father was named Thomas.

The Gates family is one of the ancient Colonial families of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the progenitor of the branch of the family here considered having been conspicuous in the early settlement of several of the towns in Massachusetts, which state has since been the home of numerous of his descendants, many of whom have been the leading spirits in their several communities, among whom may be mentioned the late Samuel Pearly Gates, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, who broad charity, benevolence and high efficiency easily made him in many ways the guardian and counsellor of that community.
Stephen, the first of the name in New England was a native of England, born at Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, the son of Thomas Gates. Stephen came to New England in the ship "Diligent", in 1638. He settled first at Hingham, Massachusetts. He was accompanied by his wife and children. In1652 he located at Cambridge, and later at Lancaster, where he was one of the largest proprietors of the town, and was one of the petitioners for its incorporation in 1654; he was also constable there in 1657. Returning to Cambridge he spent the remainder of his life there where he died in 1662. He was admitted a freeman May 14, 1656, He was in Lancaster in 1656 and for a few years afterward, but disagreed with some of his neighbors and left town, returning to Cambridge. His will was dated June 9, 1662, and proved November 24, 1662.

Excerpt from "New England Historical and Genealogical Register": He settled in Hingham, Mass., where he received a grant of three acres for a house lot, twelve acres for a "greate Lott,: and a three acre planting lot. His house lot was on Town (now North) Street and was bounded on the north by the street, on the east by William Buckland's land and upon the west by the town swamp. In 1647 he received a grant of half an acre of salt marsh. On 26 June 1648 he sold his house lot, etc., to William Hersey, but remained in town for some time before his removal. Stephen Gates and his wife probably did not become members of the Hingham Church until about 3 May 1646, when their children Simon, Thomas, Isaac and REbecca were baptized. Birth dates of the children are not found in the Hingham town records...... In 1658 there was trouble between the Gates and Whitcomb families due to the fact that three sons of JOhn Whitcomb had killed three swine belonging to Stephen Gates. Whitcomb agreed to pay for the swine, but afterwared sought to be released from paying, claiming that he was "aged & Weak and mean in estate." The court decided that he must pay for the swine. It is stated that Stephen Gates was deprived of his constable's staff. This probably occurred after his failure to nitify the voters about the meeting, to which reference has been made. At the time of the Gates-Whitcomb trouble Stephen Gates was living in Sudbury, Mass.. 
GATES, Stephen (I24450)
In memory of Joseph Merrihew who died Jan 26th 1834 in the 67th year of his age
Vain man thy fond persuits (sic)forber(sic)
Repent, thy end is nigh, Death at the farthest can't be far, O! think before thou die.
MERRIHEW, Joseph (I77355)
John was born to Walter Butler and Deborah Dennison, ne Ely, in New London, Connecticut in 1728.[1] In 1742, his father moved the family to Fort Hunter on the frontier in the Mohawk Valley near modern Fonda, New York. The Walter Butler Homestead was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2] In 1752, he married Catherine (Catalyntje) Bradt, and the couple raised five children (two others died in infancy). He knew several Indian languages and was employed as an interpreter.
In 1755, he was made Captain in the Indian department and saw service in the French and Indian War under William Johnson. He saw action at Fort Ticonderoga, the Battle of Fort Frontenac, the Battle of Fort Niagara, and Montreal. At the Battle of Fort Niagara he was second in command of the Indians.
After the war he came home, and built his estate up to 26,000 acres (105 km) at Butlersbury, near Caughnawaga. He was second only to Sir William Johnson as a wealthy frontier land owner. He was a judge in the Tryon County court and was appointed Lt.-Colonel of Guy Johnson's regiment of Tryon County militia. Butler worked under Sir William Johnson in the Indian department. Butler was one of the two members representing Tryon County in the New York assembly.

Butler returned to service as a Loyalist when the American Revolution turned to war in 1775. In May, 1775, he left for Canada in the company of Daniel Claus, Walter Butler, Hon Yost Schuyler and Joseph Brant. On July 7, they reached Fort Oswego and in August, Montreal. He was involved in the defense of Montreal against an attack led by Ethan Allen. In November, Carleton sent him to Fort Niagara with instructions to keep the Indians neutral.
His oldest son Walter Butler served with him, but his wife and other children were detained by the American rebels.
In March, 1777 he sent a party of about one hundred Indians to Montreal to force the Americans out of Quebec. In May, Butler received instructions to employ a body of the Six Nations in an attack on New York. On June 5 he received instructions to send as many Indians as he could to Fort Oswego for an attack on Fort Stanwix as a part of the Saratoga campaign. He was put second in command of the Indians, under Daniel Claus.
He led the Indians and a small number of Loyalists in a successful ambush in the Battle of Oriskany. As a result, after this expedition he was commissioned a lieutenant colonel and given authority to raise his own regiment, which became known as Butler's Rangers, initially with a strength of eight companies. He traveled back to Fort Niagara and the first company was completed in December.
In July 1778, Butler led his rangers and Iroquois allies at the Battle of Wyoming, in which he defeated Zebulon Butler and took Forty Fort. The Patriots suffered heavy losses, and after the battle many homes in the area were burned. Later, the battle was referred to as the Wyoming Valley massacre because some of the victorious Loyalists and Iroquois were said to have executed and scalped prisoners and fleeing enemy soldiers.
The American novelist, Joseph Altsheler referred to John Butler as "Indian Butler" in a novel about the Wyoming Massacre, and called him a turncoat and villain who sided with the Indians against the white settlers.[3]
Later that year, after the burning of Tioga, his son Captain Walter Butler led two companies of rangers and 300 Iroquois allies in a raid which was later referred to as the Cherry Valley massacre. The name of Butler was thereafter anathema to the rebels.
His unit of rangers was spread through frontier outposts from Niagara to Illinois. Butler himself commanded from Fort Niagara. In 1779, he was defeated by the Sullivan Expedition at the Battle of Newtown, and withdrew to Fort Niagara.

At the end of the Revolution, Butler once again turned to farming in the Niagara region. He became one of the leaders of Upper Canada, later called Ontario. He was a Deputy Superintendent for the Indian Department, a Justice of the Peace, and the local militia commander. He was also prominent in establishing the Anglican Church and Masonic Order in Ontario.
Butler died at Niagara on May 12, 1796. His wife had died three years prior. He was survived by three sons and a daughter. He is interred in the family burial ground in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

A school in Niagara-On-The-Lake is named after him as are numerous other establishments including a Best Western Hotel, a sports bar, a street leading to the family burial ground on land that was his former property, and the Butler's Brracks NHS built immediately after the War of 1812. In 2006, Lt-Col Butler was honoured by the Canadian Government with a life-sized bronze bust located at the Valiants Memorial in Ottawa. Alongside Joseph Brant, he is considered a key player in the founding of British North America and eighteenth-century Canada. In 2010, a bust was installed on top of a memorial cairn at the site of his homestead in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
BUTLER, Col. John (I09487)
Northwest Indiana Times

Timothy Vesa

Timothy G. Vesa Crown Point Timothy G. Vesa, age 52, of Crown Point, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2004. He attended Lake Hills Baptist Church, past member of Glen Park Baptist Church. He was employed as an Administrative Assistant for the School Town of Munster and the Ross Township Athletic and Special Events Coordinator where he coordinated and was the director of the softball league at Hidden Lake in Merrillville. He was also a AWANA Commander. He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Sylvia Vesa. Survived by his wife: Beth Vesa (nee Raspopovich) of Crown Point. Daughter: Kya Vesa at home. Sister: Carol Vesa of Merrillville. Two brothers Ted (Janet) Vesa of Columbia City, IN and David (Patti) Vesa of Mesquite, Texas. In-laws: George and Emily Raspopovich of Schererville. Brothers-in-law: Scott (Paula) Raspopovich of Largo, FL, Randy Raspopovich of Crown Point, Ross (Donna) Raspopovich of Schererville and Bill (Brenda) Raspopovich of Merrillville. Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, IN. Reverend Marvin B. Troyer officiating. Burial to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Published in The Times from 3/22/2004 - 3/24/2004. 
VESA, Timothy Gabriel (I58466)
Notes from "Commemorative Portrait and Biographical Record of Kane and Kendall Counties, Ill.: Alonzo D. Chaffee, a highly esteemed citizen and a thrifty, energetic and prominent farmer of Campton Township, owns a highly cultivated dairy farm on Section 21, comprising 140 acres of land, and takes an interest in fine stock, with which his farm is well supplies. He originally came from Windham County, Vermont, where he was born August 31, 1839.
Alonzo D. Chaffee made his home with his parents, attending the district school and also Mount Morris Seminary until the age of twenty, when he branched out for himself, buying a part of the old homestead, it being the fine farm upon which he now resides. October 7, 1863, he was united in marriage with Phoebe A. Padelford, a native of Elgin county, Canada, where she was born June 11, 1844, a daughter of J.F. and Prudence (Pound) Padelford, of Massachusetts and Canada, respectively. Five children have been the result of this union Charles A., a talented Christian young man of much promise, who was frowned May 11, 1886, when nearly twenty-one years old, while attending school at Aurora: Willie E., who died December 18, 1872; Mary A; Franklin E. ; and Rosie, who died December 31, 1881. Mr and Mrs. Chaffee and daughter are prominent members of the church. In politics he is a Republican, having been elected to several town offices, such as trustee of schools, and assessor, which position he holds at the present time.... 
CHAFFEE, Alonzo Duane (I10491)
Savannah Morning News:
Vincent A. Fagerstrom - HINESVILLE - Vincent A. Fagerstrom, 76, died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Candler Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Fagerstrom was born on January 18, 1933 in Sister Bay, WI to the late Waldemar and Hilda Fagerstrom. He served in the United States Army for twenty-nine years and was a Vietnam Veteran. Attaining the rank of Command Sergeant Major, he retired in 1981. Mr. Fagerstrom has lived in Hinesville for the past thirty years where he enjoyed Braves Baseball, his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, and collecting vintage Thunderbirds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rudy Fagerstrom. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Masako Matsui Fagerstrom of Hinesville;three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael V. and Ann Fagerstrom of Rose Bud, TX, Dean E. and Sharon Fagerstrom of Savannah and Bruce R. and Pascale Fagerstrom of Sykesville, MD; two brothers, Glen Fagerstrom of Sister Bay, WI and Donald Fagerstrom of Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Jessica L. Fagerstrom, Dawn Fagerstrom, Vincent Fagerstrom, Matthew Fagerstrom and Maximillian Fagerstrom; and two great grandchildren, Ethan and Cohen Fagerstrom. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Burial will follow in Oglethorpe Memorial Park with full military honors. Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel Savannah Morning News August 18, 2009 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at . 
FAGERSTROM, Vincent Anders (I21634)
Oshkosh Northwestern

Thomas P. Ivansek
NOVEMBER 23, 2010

Thomas P. Ivansek, age 87, of Omro, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Omro Care Center. He was born June 19, 1923, in Joliet, IL to Thomas and Victoria (Kozlowski) Ivansek. He proudly served his country in the US Army, 9th Armored Div during WWII. Tom married Virginia "Ginger" Bortoli on October 10, 1943, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Joliet, IL. They moved to Omro in 1980. Tom loved fishing, gardening and he was a talented handyman. Tom will best be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.

Tom is survived and will be missed by his wife of 67 years, Ginger of Omro; his sons, Thomas R. and Terry, both of Omro and Ted (Robin) of Arcadia, Florida; his grandchildren, Mark (Pamela), Ashley and Holly Ivansek; step grandchildren, Kyle and April Morley; great grand children, Madison and Arabella; his brother, Richard of Phoenix; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Kern.

In respect to Tom's memory, family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 5:30 p.m. with Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at Omro Care Center and Dr. Ringwala for the care given to Tom and his family.

Kwiatkowski Funeral Home 
IVANSEK, Thomas P. (I31904)
Thursday, January 7, 1999 Edition


Waynesboro, Pa. - Russell Dolsay, 81, of 338 Strickler Ave., and formerly of Bloomingdale, N.J., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999. after being hit by a vehicle on Pa. 16.
Born Feb. 25, 1917, in Bloomingdale, he was the son of the late Thomas and Martha Stagg Dolsay.
He retired in February 1978 from E.I.Dupont in Pumpton Lake, N.J., where he worked as a cap presser.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Dolsay, whom he married June 30, 1950; a daughter Joann Buwalda of Waynesboro; a son, Robert Dolsay of East hanover, N.J.; two sisters, Ethel Loser of Butler, N.J., and Ruth Anderson of Pequaneck, N.J., and two grandsons.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lochstampfor Funeral Home, South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. the Rev. Walter Smith of First Assembly of God Church in Greencastle, Pa., will officiate. burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa.
the family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
DOLSAY, Russell (I63376)

In memory of Jabez Ransom
Son of Mr Jabez and Mrs Chole Ransom
who died Feb 11 1800 in the 28th yr
of his age
Stop here young friends see where
I lie, Remember you are born to die
Prepare for Death and follow me
Into a long Eternity. 
RANSOM, Jabez Jr. (I93096)
"The inn was opened, it seems, in 1797, by Captain Henry Slason, whom Platt Titus succeeded in April, 1803, when, by an advertisement, he informed 'the public and particularly his late friends,' that he had 'removed from the village of Washington to Troy,' and had 'taken the large and elegant three-story brick house, at the sign of the Eagle,' which had 'lately been occupied by Mr. Henry Slason.'"
Weise, Arthur James. Troy's One Hundred Years, 1789-1889. Troy, NY: William H. Young, 1891. 72.

"Here lies the body of Capt. Henry Slason, who departed this life the 24th of May, 1804, in the 59th year of his age."
Giles, Mrs. Leonard H., et al. Inscriptions of Graves from Mt. Ida Cemetery Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y. Philip Schuyler Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1923. 73.

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SLASON, Capt Henry (I50167)

Elizabeth McCuen Nichols
BIRTH 23 Jul 1876
Chazy, Clinton County, New York, USA
DEATH 1 Dec 1955 (aged 79)
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Riverview Cemetery
Chazy, Clinton County, New York, USA
MEMORIAL ID 63468722 View Source

The North Countryman Thursday December 1955
Mrs. Nichols Rites
Conducted in Chazy
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth McCuen Nichols were held in Jamestown Dec. 5. A second
service was held last Thursday in ithe chapel of Riverview cemetery at Chazy, where interment was
Mrs. Nichols, widow of Frederick H. Nichols, died Dec 1 in Jamestown at the age of 80. The former Elizabeth McCuen was a native qf Chazy and was born July 23, 1876, the daughter of, Mr.and Mrs. John McCuen.
She was educated at the Chazy School and Drew Seminary, Carmel,N. Y. She was married to
Frederick H. Nichols at Chazy in 1908. She was a resident of Jamestown for 50 years and a seasonal visitor in Chazy, where she was interested in the affairs of the Presbyterian Church and the library.
Mrs. McCuen is survived by one son, Frederick W. Nichols; two grandchildren of Dayton, Ohio;
one brother, Ralph McCuen of Chazy and one sister, Mrs. Roy B. Pike of Canton 
MCCUEN, Elizabeth (I89297)
Charles Morgan was born in Stockholm, N.J., the son of Isaac Morgan and Martha Bedinger. He married Jane Keegan on 09 Jul 1920 in Manhattan, New York and adopted Jane's daughter from her 1st marriage, Mary Morgan.

Charles worked on various construction projects as a mechanic/engineer in New York City including the George Washington Bridge construction. ]

They lived on on the upper west side in NYC and later moved to Washington, NJ, and then to Little Falls, NJ.

After Jane's death Charles moved to Patterson NJ. He died in 1956 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, at the age of 71

Posted on Find A Grave by Kathleen Conklin 
MORGAN, Charles (I95039)
Edith M. Bartlett

Edith M. Bartlett, 94, of O'Hara died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, in Harmar Village Care Center, Harmar Twp. She was born March 3, 1908, in Mars, the daughter of the late George and Beatrice Miller Lawther. Mrs. Bartlett was a resident of O'Hara since 1940. She was a homemaker and a member of Hoboken Presbyterian Church, Blawnox. Survivors include four sons, Raymond E. Bartlett of Prospect, Robert T. Bartlett of Texas, Howard M. Bartlett of Saxonburg and Samuel M. Bartlett of O'Hara ; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; and a brother, Harry Lawther. She was preceded in death by husband, Edward M. Bartlett, and three brothers, Meryle, Raymond and Robert Lawther. Friends were received at the Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Blawnox. A funeral service was held, Jan. 4, in the Hoboken Presbyterian Church, Blawnox. Interment at Lakewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Indiana Township.

(Obituary from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) 
LAWTHER, Edith Mae (I88538)
Elizabeth (Perement) Clason of Stamford, Connecticut, Who Was Tried for Witchcraft, and her Clason Descendants
Harlan R. Jessup

In 1692, at the same time as the witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Clason and Mercy Disborough were tried as witches at the county seat in Fairfield, Connecticut. The case against Elizabeth has been well documented and is briefly summarized in this article. In a booklet dated 1959, which does not mention the case, Robert W. Carder1 summarized the Clason descendants of Elizabeth and her husband Stephen Clason of Stamford. That family summary, somewhat amended, follows the trial summary.

The Witchcraft Trial of Elizabeth Clason

Katherine Branch, a seventeen-year-old servant of the Clasons?s neighbors Daniel and Abigail Wescot, was subject to convulsive and paralytic seizures, and in the aftermath of several of these she accused Elizabeth, along with Mercy Disborough and several others, of bewitching her. Elizabeth vigorously denied the accusation but acknowledged there had been an ongoing tension between her and Katherine?s mistress, arising from a dispute over the weight of a quantity of spun flax. On another earlier occasion Elizabeth had chastised Mary Newman whose children had stolen some fruit from the Clason orchard. That evening three of the Newman?s sheep had died, and, finding no other cause, some believed them to have been bewitched. In May of 1692 a Court of Inquiry began hearings in Stamford

"Upon ye Information & sorrofull complainte of Serjeant Daniel Wescot in Regard of his maide Servant Katherine Branch whom he suspects to be afflicted pr witchcraft."

While hearings continued, Elizabeth Clason and Mercy Disborough were held in the county jail at Fairfield until the October conclusion of the trial. In June both Elizabeth and Mercy were put to the water test, being bound hand and foot and pushed into a deep pond or millrace where the guilty were expected to float because of the devil?s aversion to water. This test was already being discredited by New England cleric Increase Mather and by others. Elizabeth being

"bownd head & foote & put into the water she swam like a corck & one laboured to pry her into the water & she boyed up like a corck..."

On 4 Jun 1692, in Elizabeth?s defense, some seventy-six of her neighbors and friends signed a petition assuring the court that

"...we have not known her to be of a contentious frame nor giuen to use threatening words or to act maliciously towards her neighbors but hath bene siuil and orderly...and not to be a busybody..."

The special court, headed by Governor Robert Treat, was convened in Fairfield on 14 Sep 1692, and their formal indictment reads in part:

"Elizabeth Clawson is complayned of & accused as Guilty of witchcraft...for that on the 25th of Aprill ...& at sundry other times she hath by the Instigation & help of the divell...afflicted & don harme to the bodye & estates of sundry of [their Majesties?] subjects..."

The court heard evidence for several days, but after long deliberation the jury was unable to reach a conclusion in either case. The court reconvened on 28 October and, after additional testimony and further examination for ?witchmarks,? the jury found Elizabeth not guilty and she was freed, returning to her family in Stamford where she lived another 22 years to age 83. The jury found Mercy Disborough guilty and maintained this conclusion even after reconsideration. Apparently alarmed by the possibility of an execution, Governor Treat appointed a special committee, which reported in May 1693 that they had reprieved Mercy Disborough. Their report admonished against further such trials stating that

"...the miserable toyl they are in in the Bay [Massachusetts] for Adhereing to those last mentioned Litigious things is warning enof, those that wil make witchcraft of such things wil make hanging work apace...." 
PEREMENT, Elizabeth (I43915)
Franklin, NJ: Mary Elizabeth Skok(nee Sheldon), 96 years old, died peacefully surrounded by family at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ after a short illness. Born to Daniel and Laura Sheldon in Franklin, NJ, she was a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ.

Mrs. Skok was a dedicated homemaker, a member of the Franklin First Presbyterian Church, a former member of Order of the Eastern Star and an avid gardener.

Mrs. Skok was predeceased by her husband, Franz Skok(1982), a son, John Skok and 6 brothers and sisters and was the devoted mother of Franz J. Skok of Bridgewater, NJ, Robert E. Skok of Blairstown, NJ, James E. Skok of Point Pleasant, NJ, Laura E. Donnell of Stafford, VA and Mary Elizabeth Clark of Sparta, NJ. Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4-7:30 PM. Funeral service will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Franklin First Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery.

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SHELDON, Mary Elizabeth (I49430)
Henry was a Knight. He was killed at Shewsbury. Henry was often called "Henry Hotspur".[ingram1.FTW]
The Complete Peerage V.ix,p714. He was buried at Whitchurch, disinterred, his head sent to York, and his quarters to London, Newcastle, Bristol and Chester, and then sent to his widow. 
PERCY, Sir Henry 'hotspur ' Knt. (I43905)
HUNTLEY - Ruth L. Lawther, 95, of Huntley, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at home.

She was born March 22, 1908, in Butler, Pa., to Harry and Maude (Dickey) Winger. she married Theodore R. Lawther Sr. on June 28, 1925, in Butler.

She had been a Huntley resident since 1947 and was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Huntley.

She was a homemaker, who was known for her baking.

Survivors include a son, Theodore "Ted" Lawther Jr. of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Pamela Lawther, and a former daughter-in-law, Jeanne Krueger, both with Mrs. Lawther at home in Huntley; a step-granddaughter, Susan (John) Lamb of Warson Woods, Mo.; two step-great-granddaughters, Maggie and Chrissy Lamb; her caregiver, Kathy Escobar of Woodstock; and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Nov. 18, 1993; a sister, Ethel Gregg; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Lawther.

The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Norman Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Huntley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Humane Society, Huntley Rescue Squad or to the St. John Lutheran Church in Union.

(Northwest Herald 6-2-2003) 
WINGER, Ruth L. (I88578)
HUNTLEY - Theodore R. Lawther sr., 88, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1993, in his home.

He was born Aug. 10, 1905, in Tarentum, Pa., the son of Albert and Eva (Knox) Lawther.

He was a resident of Huntley since 1947 and was vice president of production for H.D. Catty Corp. of Huntley. He retired in 19984 after 51 years with the company. He was a former member of the Huntley Lions Club and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth L. Winger, whom he married June 28, 1925, in Butler, Pa.; a son, Theodore (Mary Ann) Lawther Jr. of Des Peres, Mo.; a granddaughter, Pamela Lawther of Huntley; a step granddaughter, Susan Lamb of Warson Woods, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Maggie and Chrissy Lamb; and two sisters, Thelma Sorrell of New Kensington, Pa., and Elizabeth Carney of Hampton, Va.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Alfred and Paul Lawther; and two sisters, Honey Fowler and Sarah Ralston.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, Huntley. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the funeral home, the Rev. Ronald T. Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery.

(Northwest Herald 11-20-1993)

LAWTHER, Theodore R. (I88561)
Edward Whaley
Edward Whaley, of New Milford, CT, born August 29, 1919, the third child born to Ira and Phoebe Whaley of Norwalk, CT. Raised in East Norwalk, he served a tour of duty in WWII, with the US Army 43 division. He was sent to the South Pacific with his best friend Joseph Padula and many people from the Danbury, Norwalk area, until the war ended. He resided and served the Methodist Church in the following communities, East Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, Gaylordsville, CT and New Milford, CT, until he passed away on November 10, 2017. Until the end his devotion to his family, church, country, and local community residents' was his daily routine.
Predeceased by wife Dorothy "Dot" Whaley; brother Ira Whaley of East Norwalk; sister Phoebe Johnson of Norwalk, CT and sister Ruth Vasquez of South Carolina. Surviving relatives are daughter Pamela Butler of Gaylordsville, CT; son Dennis Whaley and his wife Gail Whaley of Livingston Manor, NY; grandchildren Brian Butler of Gaylordsville, CT, Kelly Butler of Sherman, CT and Heather Whaley of Danbury, CT and several nieces and nephews throughout the country.
A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Milford Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Rd., New Milford, CT 06776. There will be a private burial for the family at Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville, CT.
Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.

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WHALEY, Edward Gilson (I92454)
Wife of Salamon M. Graves
died Aug 14,1842
Ae 53 y'rs
Rest dear one rest thy day's of pain are over
And night of anguish thou thy shalt know no more
Thy days of sorrow are changed to joy
And sleepless nights to bliss without alloy 
RANSOM, Lucy (I45895)
John Fredrick Mattern died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Vineyard Heights Assisted Living. He was 94 years old.

John was born September 1, 1923 in Lemoore, California, to Fredrick and Dora (Ornduff) Mattern. They moved to Newberg, Oregon when he was a young child. A few years later, they moved up to Chehalem Mountain.

John attended a small grade school there and most of his classmates were girls. He looked forward to the end of the school day to get home to his dog, get his gun and go squirrel hunting. He told a lot of good stories about growing up on the mountain.

John moved back to Newberg as a young teenager and started a paper route to earn money for a bike. He attended Newberg High School for a short time. He decided to quit school so he could go to work on his sister's farm. He always said he loved every minute of his years working on the farm. He loved his horse that he spent every day with on the farm.
In the mid-1940s, John met and later married Helen (Freuler) Baker. John was an instant father to Helen's 3 year old daughter, Penny. Later they had three more children; Kathryn, Mike and Scott. He remodeled the family home from top to bottom. It took many years, but it is still home to all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John was a hard worker all of his life. He worked for Yamhill County Road Department on the bridge crew. He retired after 30 years with the county at the age of 70.

John was a hunter and fisherman in his younger years. After his retirement, he and Helen bought a 5th wheel trailer and went on many camping trips to the beach. After a few years they decided to give that up and travel by car and airplane. They took many trips to Reno, Las Vegas, Alaska and Hawaii. John was a lifetime member of the NRA. He had an amazing love and respect for guns.

John lost his one love (as one of John's grandsons said), Helen, in 2013. They had been married for 65 years. They were loving parents and generous in every way. We are thankful that John is now free of pain and suffering.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, Mike; son-in-law, Tom; and stepgranddaughter Dixie.

John is survived by daughters: Penny and Kathryn; his son, Scott; grandchildren: Jeff Piper, Lisa Piper, Jason Piper, Trevor Dix (Elizabeth), Katie Bowdle (Brandon), Sarah Ogsaen (Brandon), Amanda Mattern (Matt), Maya Mattern, Cara Guidici (Nicholas), Whitley Mattern, Madelyn Mattern, Coy Mattern; stepgrandchildren: Denae (Tim), Teresa (Devin), Jared and Amanda; great-grandchildren: Christopher, Stephen, Justin, Megan, Ryan, Halle, Zachary, Phoenix, Maddix, Dillon, Taylor, Aiden, Ivy, Alisa, Aliah and Nica; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Macy & Son Chapel on Monday February 19, 2018 at 11:00am. Private family interment will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hillsboro, OR.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. 
MATTERN, John Fredrick (I90875)
Killed and buried in Belchite, Zaragoza, Spain fighting against fascism in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. 
EATON, Henry Griffin (I86732)
LaRue Herald News:
Mrs. Deane Ladd, age sixty-eight years, a resident of Route One, Hodgenville, died Sunday morning in Sellersburg, Indiana, after a short illness.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Sudie French and Mrs. Daisy Shoffner, both of Hodgenville, and Mrs. Katherine Constant, of Elizabethtown.
The body was brought to brownfield Funeral Home here.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel at Brownfield Funeral Home with burial in Red Hill Cemetery.

(added by Russell Perkins, FAG #47213352)

CUNDIFF, Wilda Deane (I93285)
Laurence W. "Larry" Jones Jr., 95, a resident of Nature Park Commons, Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. He was born Sept. 19, 1921, in South Greensburg, a son of the late Laurence W. Jones Sr., and Mary Lorene Wengert Jones. Prior to his retirement, Larry was employed by the Charles M. Henry Printing Co., of Greensburg, with 46 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army.

Larry was a member of First Baptist Church in Jeannette, the Jeannette American Legion Post No. 344 and the Jeannette Masonic Lodge No. 750. Larry also enjoyed golfing, was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his wife, Elsie J. Lawther Jones in 2015; and a brother, Thomas A. Jones. He is survived by two daughters, Judith A. Spallino and husband, Jerome, and Cynthia L. Loughran, all of Greensburg; a son, Laurence W. Jones and wife, Lesley, of Ligonier; six grandchildren, Brian Gilligan, Aaron Gilligan and wife, Erica, Michael Loughran and wife, Julie, Erica Smith and husband, Jimmy, Lauren Kesslar and husband, Zac, and Courtney Jones and wife, Amanda; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan, Connor, Maura, Margaret, Meredith, Cameron and Jimmy; two sisters, Lorena J. Miller, of South Greensburg, and Lois Maloy, of Southwest Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staffs of Nature Park Commons and the ViaQuest Hospice, for all of the kind and compassionate care that Larry received.

Friends will be received 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Charles Bowser officiating. Interment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

(Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 201 
JONES, Laurence W. (I88604)
Lawrence C. Raynor, 91, of Vestal, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

He was born in Montrose to the late Leon C. and Mabel A. (Sivers) Raynor.

Surviving is his wife, Marion (Hall) Raynor; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Regina Raynor, Montrose; daughter, Janet Pekera, Apalachin, N.Y.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Patricia (Jim) Scalzo, Jack (Marjorie) Raynor, Sandra Raynor, Gregory (Ro) Pekera, Douglas (Paulette) Pekera; nine great grandchildren, Shannon Pasquarella, Bill Huggins, Kate Huggins, Corrin and Travis Raynor, Hannah and Haley Pekera, Joey and Jimmy Pigot; one great-great grandson, Abel Pasquarella; two sisters, Alma Jean Blaisure, and Rosalee Raynor, Montrose; brother-in-law, and his wife, Ken and Barbara Hall, Vestal, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Carlton Raynor, predeceased Larry.

Lawrence was a Montrose High School graduate of 1939. He was a WW II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps; where he graduated from the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics, and worked as an airplane mechanic and engineer. He was a retired plumber and pipe fitter, and a member of their Local no.112 for over 50 years. Larry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He and his lovely wife, Marion, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in May, where they renewed their vows in front of family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church at 2:20 p.m. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

RAYNOR, Lawrence C. (I92078)
NIAGARA FALLS ? Ralph A. Willis, formerly of 85th Street, died on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. He was 91. He was born in Ogdensburg, NJ, on September 28, 1919, the son of Aaron and Malinda Willis.

He attended trade school in Nebraska and moved to Niagara Falls in the early 1940s, briefly working for Bell Aerospace. Mr. Willis retired from Nabisco Shredded Wheat in 1981 as supervisor. Prior to his supervisory position he worked as a millwright. Following his retirement he enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the US. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. An avid bowler, he bowled in several leagues throughout the years. He also was an amateur photographer, his primary focus being covered bridges.

He was predeceased by his wife, Verna "Jane" Willis in November 2002; and two brothers, Ernest and Robert Willis. Survivors include three children, Ruth Ann Ozzino (Robert) of Pendleton, NY, Jane Elizabeth Willis of Lockport and David Willis (Belinda) of the City of Tonawanda; eight grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Cory, Chad and Casey Willis, Kenneth Ozzino, Kathleen Rose (David) and Annette Daigler (Jeff); six great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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WILLIS, Ralph A. (I94534)
Obit for Wayne Wilks Schaffer
born Nov. 1, 1918 in Auburn, Nemaha, NE.
died. Mar. 24, 2009 Rock Port, MO.
served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. inducted Jan. 21, 1942. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 26, 1945.
He was married Aug. 3, 1944 to Emilie H. Langr in Sand Point, ID.
He graduated from Auburn High School in 1936. He then attended Peru State Teachers College for one year. and attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, MO. where he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
He was also production manager for Auburn, Machine Works. In 1965 resumed the practice of chiropractic in Rock Port, MO. and opened his own practice in Tarkio, Mo. in 1966. He retired in 1990.
His wife preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Mar. 28, 2009.
Rock Port, Mo.
Wayne Wilks Schaffer, 90, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Rock Port, Mo. He was born Nov. 1, 1918 in Auburn to Dr. Brady B. and Lora (Dodds) Schaffer.
Wayne attended Auburn High School and graduated in 1936. He then attended Peru State College for one year and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo., where he graduated as a doctor of chiropractic.
On Jan. 21, 1942, Wayne was inducted into the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. While stationed in the Philippines, he served as a pharmacist mate and x-ray technician. He received his honorable discharge on Oct. 26, 1945.
On Aug. 3, 1944, he married Emilie H. Langr in Sand Point, Idaho. After returning from the service, the couple moved to Chicago, where Wayne did post-graduate studies at what is now the National University of Health Sciences. After practicing in Marshall, Mo., they moved back to Auburn, where Wayne worked as production manager for Auburn Machine Works. In 1965, he resumed the practice of chiropractic with Dr. Gallup in Rock Port, Mo. He opened his own practice in Tarkio, Mo., in 1966, retiring in 1990. He continued to live in Tarkio until recently.
He was an active member of the American Legion in Auburn and Tarkio, as well as the Legion?s Drum and Bugle Corp in Auburn. While there, he was a member of the Auburn Housing Board. As a member of the Auburn Christian Church and the Tarkio Christian Church, he served as deacon and elder. He was a member of various chiropractic associations and was a former Tarkio City councilman. Wayne also served on the Tarkio Housing Board. He joined the Auburn Eagles Club, where he developed a skill for dancing.
Since the age of 8, Wayne was an avid wood worker, a hobby by which he expressed his creative talents.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Emilie; one brother, Leon Schaffer; and one sister, Ruth Schaffer. He is survived by one son, Gary Schaffer and his wife, Martha, Nebraska City, and one daughter, Betsy Thomas and her husband, Jerry, Rock Port. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, Matthew Schaffer, Amy Reynolds, Lora Burki, Anne Reynolds, Mindy Walker, Clint Thomas and Kerry Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Brody Schaffer, Emilie Burki, Will and Ben Walker, Hannah and Carter Thomas; one sister, Muriel B. Reichardt; sister-in-law, Barbara Schaffer; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Interment will be at Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
There is no scheduled family visitation. Open visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, at Davis Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Tarkio Christian Church or Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
SCHAFFER, Dr. Wayne Wilks (I79479)

Mrs. Maggie (Slawson) Ferguson, 86 of 2440 St. Clair Ave., died at the Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon (Ill.) at 4:45 a.m. today, April 2, 1984. She was a resident of the care center since October 1983. Mrs. Ferguson was born December 3, 1898 in Miller County, MO, and moved to this area 59 years ago. She was a member of Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church. Her husband, Sherman Ferguson, died in 1977.

Survivors include four sons, Lowell Ferguson, Granite City, Raymond Ferguson, Collinsville, Robert Ferguson of Maryville and Ralph Ferguson of Joplin, MO; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Aldridge, Fairview Heights, Mrs. Harold (Phoebe) Knecht, Placerville, Calif. and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Hayes of Thayer, MO; a brother Everett Slawson of Crocker, MO; one sister, Mrs Albert (Blanche) Alexander of Dixon, MO; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Home, 21st Street and Cleveland Boulevard. The Rev. Clifton Galiher will conduct services at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church, 25th Street and Ohio Avenue, with burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville Township.

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SLAWSON, Maggie Elizabeth (I51855)
Pamela Ruth Lawther, 66, of Huntley passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at home.

She was born on July 19, 1949 in Woodstock, IL the daughter of Theodore R. and Jean (McCabe) Lawther. A lifelong resident of Huntley, she attended Huntley schools, graduating in 1968. She was employed at the H.D. Catty Corp. in customer service for her entire working life, forty eight years. Pam was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntley where she enjoyed volunteering, especially on donut Sundays. She was a loyal Cubs fan and also a dedicated walker, often seen around the streets of Huntley getting her daily exercise. Most of all, Pam was a faithful and devoted friend who always followed through with thoughtfulness and generosity.

Pam is survived by her aunt, Dorothy McCabe of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents, Theodore and Ruth Lawther.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am on Friday March 4, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow immediately at 10 am. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 2, 2016 
LAWTHER, Pamela Ruth (I88581)
Pioneer of 1847 Dies at His Home

Funeral services for George Smith Rust, Salt Lake Valley pioneer of 1847 and early settler of Manti were held in the North Ward Chapel Tuesday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery. Mr. Rust died Sunday morning at his home here.

Mr. Rust was as born January 23, 1834 at Lowell, Vt., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Rust. He was wall baptized in the Mississippi river near Nauvoo by the prophet Joseph Smith in 1843. He started in 1847 to cross the plains with his father, his mother having died several years previous. When the call came for the Mormon battalion the father volunteared and left George to make his way across the plains with the Halto family in Daniel Spencers company. He arrived in Salt Lake valley in September 1847. Since that time he has been on the front, pioneering and helping build up he the towns and cities in Utah. He filled two missions in the eastern states and labored 21 years in the Manti temple. Together with his wife he completed the temple work for more than 5000 of their kindred who are dead.

He is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters.

The services Tuesday were conducted by Bishop R. N. Peterson. The speakers were President Lewis Anderson, P. H. Madsen, and Bishop Peterson. John Lowry offered the opening prayer. C. F. Cox Sr. said the benediction, the ward choir rendered the appropriate music. Mrs. Nephi L. Cottom sang, "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go Dear Lord."

Alma Johnson dedicated the grave.

Published in the Manti Messenger 1922-06-23

Son of William Walker Rust and Mary Thurston Rand.
RUST, George Smith (I88287)
Published in the Pike County Dispatch (PA)
January 17, 2013

PORT JERVIS ? Herbert E. Little, age 82 of Port Jervis passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.

He was born on July 1, 1930 in Lafayette, New Jersey, the son of the late William and Eva Campbell Little.

Herb proudly served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. He is a member of the American Legion Post #213 in Wantage, New Jersey. A family statement read, " Herb devoted his entire life to his family, who were so very dear and important to him." He worked as press operator for Ames Rubber Corp. in Hamburg, New Jersey until his retirement.

Herbert married Leona Aumick Little, who survives at home.

He is also survived by his 4 sons, Albert Casterlin and his wife Joy of Port Jervis, Thomas Casterlin and his wife Lisa of Lafayette, New Jersey, Alan Casterlin and his wife Joan of Sussex, New Jersey and Herbert Little of York, Penna., his daughter, Janice Karstetter and her husband Gary of Branchville, New Jersey, his brother John Little of Port Jervis, and his sister, Connie O'Dell of Vernon, New Jersey, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private at the convenience of the family. Cremation took place at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., NY Office, 333 Seventh Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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LITTLE, Herbert Edwood (I36216)
Raymond H. Slawson, 61, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at a local hospital. Raymond was born in Panama City and was a graduate of Rutherford High School. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years service in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement, Raymond worked for Lockeed-Martin Aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his father, Nelson L. Slawson.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Slawson; children, Sean Slawson, Nelson Slawson, Monica Fernandez, Tabitha Slawson and Neysa Slawson; his mother, Frances Lewis; sister, Elouise Brooks; stepbrother, Charles Lewis and wife, Carolyn; three granddaughters; and one grandson.

A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Key officiating, and with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the funeral home.
Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
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SLAWSON, Raymond Harold (I86957)
Robert E. "Bob" Long, 81 years, of Oswego, IL died Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Alden of Waterford in Aurora, IL. He was born May 2, 1924 in Joliet, IL, the son of the late Charles E. and Clara E. (nee Wilkinson) Long.
He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Oswego, IL and a life member of Montgomery Memorial VFW Post in Montgomery, IL.
He served his country honorably during World War II, serving in Europe until he was wounded in October of 1944. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was employed as a watchmaker for 38 years, 26 of which was at Bockman Jewelers in Aurora, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Weise), whom he married on August 21, 1946 in Oswego, IL and after marriage, resided in Joliet, IL for a time; a daughter, Susan Burnette of Oswego, IL; granddaughter, Angela (Erik) Larson of Leander, TX; two great grandchildren, Brooke and Ben Larson; several nieces and nephews; and by a sister-in-law, Julia Long of Joliet, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Klett; two brothers, Herbert Long (his twin) and Jack Long; and nephew, Scott Long.
Visitation will take place on Monday, October 10, 2005 from 4 to 7 PM at the McKEOWN-DUNN FUNERAL HOME, LTD & CREMATION SERVICES at 210 S. Madison St. in Oswego, IL. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 10 AM at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora, IL with Rev. Phil sheets officiating.
Memorials may be directed to either Hospice Partners, 4415 W. Harrison Suite 403, Hillside, IL, 60162 or the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego, IL, 60543. For additional information: 630-554-3888 or 800-942-DUNN. 
LONG, Robert E. (I93905)
Robert L. Lawther
New Kensington

Robert Louis Lawther, 76, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh. Born Feb. 2, 1932, in New Kensington, he was the son of late Roy A. and Mary I. Hoak Lawther and was a 1949 graduate of New Kensington High School. He had been a resident of the local area most of his life. Having served in the Air Force during the Korean War, he participated in many refueling missions as part of the navigation team of the aircraft. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was employed by Pan American Airlines as an engine mechanic at the former Idelwild Airport, now JFK International Airport, New York. He was a service manager at both the former Ken Auto, New Kensington, and St. Clair Dodge, Pittsburgh. He then worked at Aluminum Co. of America, New Kensington, retiring after 20 years of service. For five years he then worked at Moonlight Mushrooms, Worthington. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed his camp in Tionesta and spending time with friends at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 699, Tarentum, where he was an active member. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge No. 644 Free and Excepted Masons, New Kensington. Beloved father, the Rev. Richard C. (Freda) Lawther, of Fairgrove, Mich., William K. (Haunani) Lawther, of Springfield, Ore., Kenneth R. Lawther, of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Robyn S. (Jeff) Ramaley, of New Kensington; grandfather of Lehua Lawther, Keith Lawther, Lopaka (Mandy) Lawther, Kawika (Michelle) Lawther, Likeke and Kimo Lawther, Jennifer (Dan) Guerrini and Jeffrey (Danielle) Ramaley; and great-grandfather of four. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba I. Lawther, who died June 12, 1982. and brothers, Jack Hoebeck, William A. Lawther and Roy T. Lawther. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Clifford E. Buell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Eagles will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

(Obituary from The Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa.)

LAWTHER, Robert Louis (I88573)
Roy T. Lawther

Roy T. Lawther, 67, of Arnold, died Friday (July 2, 2004) in Beverly Health Care, Oakmont.

Born July 28, 1936, in New Kensington, he lived in the Valley all of his life.

An Air Force veteran, he later also served in the Naval Reserve.

Mr. Lawther worked at Woodings Tool and Die, Verona, until it closed. Previously, he worked for Braeburn Steel Corp., Lower Burrell.

A social member of Arnold Firemen's Club, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert L. Lawther of New Kensington and William A. Lawther of Tionesta.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Hoak Lawther; and a brother, Jack Hoebeck.

Private services and burial will be held Friday. Arrangements are under the care of ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Private burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.

(Obituary from The Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa.)
LAWTHER, Roy T. (I88574)
Ruth Schuyler McCuen
1st Wife of John Ralph McCuen.
Death Last Night of Mrs. Ralph McCuen
Mrs. Elizabeth Schuyler McCuen,wife of Ralph McCuen, died unexpectedly at 6:45 last night at the McCuen residence at Chazy.age was 73.
Survivors other than her husband are a brother, Warren J. Schuyler of Syracuse and two nieces and two nephews.
The body will be taken to the McCuen residence at seven o'clock tonight to await funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Chazy,

Services for Mrs. J. Ralph MeCuen of Chazy were conducted Feb.22nd by Rev. A. R. Kay, pastor of the Chazy Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. McCuen died at her home after a heart attack on February 19.1953. Born on February 6, 1880, in Syracuse,
Mrs. McCuen, nee Elizabeth Schuyler, was educated in that city and was employed by the U.S. Steel Company at Gary, Ind. and Hearts flight Farm, located at Chazy early in 1909. She was married to Mr. McCuen at Chazy on Feb. 15,
1911.Mrs. McCuen took an extremely active part in the religious and civic life of the community. She was
a member of the Chazy Presbyterian Church, the Saranac chapter of the D.A.R., Eastern Star, the Women's League of Physician's Hospital,American Red Cross and the Chazy
Garden Club.
Surviving are her husband, and one brother, Warren J. Schuyler, of Syracuse; several nephews and nieces and several grand-nephews and grandnieces.
Out-of-town relatives attending the services included Mr. and Mrs.Warren J. Schuyler, Mrs. William Comer, Mrs. Brooks W. McCuen and Donald W. McCuen, all of Syracuse;Dr. and Mns, William F.Tague, of Montour Falls, N. Y.; Mrs.Fredrick H. Nichols, of Jamestown;Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Pike, of Waddington;.Fredrick W. Nichols, of Dayton, Ohio; John E. McCuen, of East Greenwich, R. I.; Dr. and Mrs.J. Benton Pike, of Massena; Bradford F. McCuen, of Charlotte, N.
C; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nichols,of Pottersville, and Mr. and Mrs.Emerson I. Saxe of Plattsburgh.
Committal services were held in the chapel of the. Riverside Cemetery in Chazy where Interment will take place.
Pallbearers were John Beckman, Mr. Donald Green, Mr. Clyde Lewis, Mr. Fred Merrihew.Mr. Levi Todriff, and Mr. Anthony Tolasky,all of Chazy.

SCHUYLER, Ruth (I89305)
Sidney W. Crum, Sr., 86 years passed away on Saturday January 11, 2014 at Milford Manor Nursing Home. Born in Ogdensburg he was the son of the late William and Rosalie (Talmadge) Crum. He has been a resident of Hamburg for most of his life.

Mr. Crum was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country during WW II. For over 30 years he was employed as a mechanic/truck driver at the Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp. Upon his retirement he worked for Dahn Trucking and Dunn's Bus Service. He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 in Sussex, a member of the New Jersey National Guard in Franklin. He was a member of the New Jersey State Fire Chief's Association, the Sussex County Fire Police and an Exempt 60 year member and former Chief of the Hamburg Fire Department.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister's Martha Conner, Jennie Babcock and Sarah Shauger and Violet Lust. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Virginia (Conner) Crum, his children Pat and Paul Morrison of Sussex, Sidney and Donna Crum of Hamburg, and Terry Crum of Hamburg, six grandchildren Paul, Mike, Jennifer, Chris, Misty, and Mark, nine great-grandchildren David, Tyler, Timothy, Madison, Dakota, Isabella, Maggie, Logan and Lucas, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11:00 AM on Thursday January 16, at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Hamburg Fire Department Fireman's Service will be held Wednesday Evening. In lieu of flowers donations in Sidney's memory would be preferred and may be made to the Hamburg Fire Department P. O. Box 262 Hamburg, NJ 07419.

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CRUM, Sidney W. (I94832)
Son of Edward William and Eva A. Ladd, born in Albany, New York.

LaRue Herald news:
George Kendall Ladd, age seventy-two years, a resident of Hodgenville, died at 3 am Monday at hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown following and extended illness.
He was a native of New York and a retired Office manager for a New York firm for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilda Deane Cundiff Ladd; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Fry, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Albert Coburn, of New York; a step daughter, Mrs. Leonard Bossard, of New York, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel at Miller and Brownfield Funeral Home here with burial in Red Hill Cemetery.

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LADD, George Kendall (I93284)
Charles W. "Bud" Willbee
Of Jackson, passed away at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn Wednesday, July 14, 2004, aged 81 years. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Patricia "Pat"; three daughters, Marsha (Ron) Erickson of Winter Park, FL, Sara (Joe) Battles of Jackson, Patty (Jack) Friedman of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Lon Schreur, Mary Ford, Ryan and Adam Willbee, Jenna and Calvin Battles and Justin Friedman; three great-grand-children, Abigail, Elizabeth and William Ford; several nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by son, Charles W. Willbee, Jr. and brother, Richard S. Willbee. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II at the Invasion in Normandy. Co-owned and operated Willbee Concrete Products, was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge #17, a member of the Country Club of Jackson and the First United Methodist Church. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Ed Ross officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Hospice of Jackson and Oaklawn or charity of ones choice.
Visitation at the WATSON FUNERAL CHAPEL Friday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m.

J.L. Watson Funeral Chapel 2590 Spring Arbor Road Locally owned since 1930

Published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on 7/15/2004. 
WILLBEE, Charles William (I70118)
Wheeler, Thomas. Deputy (Milford) to Conn. Leg., May and Oct. 1670, May 1671.
He was adm. to Milford Church, 9 Aug. 1640, and d. at Milford, 26 Nov. 1672. His wife Jane was adm. 27 Sept. 1640, and buried 11 June 1673. She is called Joan in probate records; no evidence has been seen for the oft-repeated assertion that she was a Bryan.
Nor can we accept Orcutt's statement that the Milford Thomas was son of Thomas, Sr., of Fairfield, despite its acceptance by the compiler of the bulky 'Wheeler Family in America', for the Milford Thomas was certainly too old a man to permit of such identification. The wills of Thomas and of William of Stratford prove that they were brothers, but of their parentage we permit ourselves no guess.
Will 18 Nov. 1672, proved 11 June 1673; eldest son John and John's three eldest daus., Sarah, mary, Elizabeth; 2d son Nathaniel and his dau. Esther; sons Ephraim and Joseph; son Thomas; my bros's children here, vis., William, Thomas, Sarah; wife Joan.
Inv. of his widow Joan, 23 June 1673.
John and Obadiah Wheeler had land in Stratford 1667, by gift from father Thomas of Milford. 
WHEELER, Thomas (I60795)
93 On the death of her brother Richard Plantagenent , Earl of Warwick, on 28 Nov 1499, she became sole heiress, not only to her father, but to the Earls of Warwick and Earls of Salisbury. She was Lady of the Chamber to Queen Katherine of Aragon in 1509. Sir Richard de le Pole died before 18 Dec 1505. In 1538 King Henry VIII struck at the family of Pole, on account both of their descent from King Edward IV's brother George, Duke of Clarence, and of the action of Cardinal Reginald Pole, who hoped that Paul III would publish a Bull of deprivation. Their youngest son, Sir Geoffrey Pole, was sent to the Tower on 29 Aug 1538, followed on 4 November, by their first son Henry, Lord Montagu. Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury, was sent to the Tower of London, attainted, and beheaded at the Tower on 28 May 1541. She was the last surviving member of the royal House of Anjou (usually known as the Plantagenets). PLANTAGENET, Margaret (I44540)
94 Randy Muller of "Randy Muller's Family Tree on, he feels that naming Welthea (Wealthy) Morgan as a child of Joshua Morgan and Eunice Wilbur is hypothetical. Mainly because of the name similarities in Wealthy's children (Wilbur), and Wealthy herself, who may have been named after her paternal grandmother. I concur with Randy's findings. Until further research is done to show otherwise, I will be leaving Welthea Morgan as the daughter of Joshua Morgan and Eunice Wilbur. MORGAN, Weathea (I71354)
95 William Whiting represented Hartford in the General Court from 1710 to 1715, and was Speaker in 1714. In 1693, he went as Captain of a company of Whites and Indians to Maine. In 1705 he held the rank of Major. In 1709 he bore the rank of Colonel, and led a body of horse and infantry into the county of Hampshire Mass., to repel the French and Indians. In 1710 he was command of the troops at Port Royal, and in 1711, in the expedition against Canada. Col. Whiting was Sheriff of Hartford county in 1722. He removed to Newport, R.I., late in life, and probably died there.  WHITING, Col. William (I83316)
96 " A Genealgical History of the Hoyt Family": He was taken captive by the Indians, and carried to a place a few miles notrh of Quebec. While in the city one day with his master, he was noticed by an agent of the Mass. government, who paid a sum of money for his ransom, and immedicately sent him home. He landed in Boston after an absence of two years and a half, and settled in his native town, Deerfield. A number of years after his return from captivity, his old master visited him and was entertained with great hospitality, much affection being manifested on both sides. HOYT, Lieut. Jonathan (I30413)
97 " A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Simon Ingersoll was a noted inventor. His son Samuel C. writes: "I helped him build the first automobile ever made. It was in 1857 or 1858. We ran it by steam. We rode into Stamford with it one day and the Warden looked it over and said, "It is very dangerous and you must get it away at once. The boiler will burst or you will run over somebody, sure, yes, sure."
"Gentlemen, I am going to stay just long enough to say, some of you standing here will see the day they will be just as common as horses and wagons are."
"The Steam Rock Drill, of course, is known the world over, capitalized for ten millions many years ago, but he was robbed out of everything and July, 1894 was penniless. Had he lived two or three months longer he would have had the first flying. He had an anti-friction arrangement and the steamer "City of Chicago" was to be laid on dock to have it applied just a short time before he died. In fact he got his death cold by being in the water to apply it to a little boat. It would have saved from $300 to $500 a trip across the lake and back." 
INGERSOLL, Simon (I31789)
98 " A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Benjamin was either killed in battle or died in service about 1704 during Queen Anne's War. He was not married. INGERSOLL, Benjamin (I64490)
99 "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS":

....He removed from Plainfield to Old Canaan about 1746, and remained there some twenty years. In 1766 he removed with his family to what was at that time Jericho Hollow, Mass., but which was subsequently included in Stephentown, NY. His son William had preceded him the year before. When Asa came he brought with him a company of men who cleared thirty acres of land and built a large farmhouse. The nearest neighbor was four miles away, and they were obliged to go fourteen miles to the sawmill. The garret of the house, which is still ('77) standing in good repair, was used during the Revolutionary war as a jail, there being at that early day none in the county. Asa participated in the war, and led a company of thirty "Silver Grays" at the battle of Bennington, on the 16th of August, 1777, when the force of British and Indians sent to seize the stores collected at that place were defeated by the Americans under Col. John Stark. Asa continued to reside in Stephentown till the time of death, which occurred Nov. 12, 1792. His widow survived him some fourteen years, and died June 12, 1809. 
DOUGLAS, Asa (I68386)
100 "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS": he was admitted to the church, July 24, 1698. The next year he removed with his wife and two children to "the new plantation on the Quinnebaug, which was afterwards named Plainfield." Here lands were set off to him "on the east side of the river." He also owned lands in Voluntown, which he purchased of his father, Aug. 18, 1715, for "thirteen pounds of good and current money."
He was one of the little company that covenanted together and formed a church in Plainfield, in 1705. The Rev.Joseph Coit was called to the charge of this little flock, and William Douglas was chosen the first deacon. In the old burial ground at Plainfield, an ancient gravestone bears this inscription:----

"in memory of Mr. William Douglas, Who was ye first Deacon of ye churh of Christ in Plainfield who departed this Life August ye 10th A.D. 1719 in ye 46th year of his Age."

Deacon Douglas died in the prime of life, and greatly lamented. All the church and town records, and all but a few files of the probate records, of Plainfield, were consumed at the burning of the town by Arnold, in 1781. Among the probate records saved, was the will of Dea. William Douglas. It was dated july 6, 1717, and proved Sept. 25, 1717. In it he provided for his wife, Sarah, and eleven children, all of the latter under twenty-ine years of age. His wife was Sarah Proctor, but no date of his marriage can be found in the New London records. His eldest two children were born in new London, all the others in Plainfield. His widow, Sarah, was living in 1729, but no record of her death has been found.  
DOUGLAS, Deacon William (I19628)

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