Aunt Ida's Treasure chest

Aunt Ida=s Treasure Chest is a collection of Obituaries, wedding announcements and social commentary on the lives of the people in Wyoming Valley during the 20th Century. She collected and preserved news items from the Times Leader Evening News, The Wilkes-Barre Record and the Sunday Independent for some 90 years. Many of the items were pertaining to her family, but she was an educator, teaching at Coughlin High School from the time she was graduated from high school until being forced to retireBover forty years. Consequently, many of the clips contain extensive information about individuals who served their communities in the field of education, teachers, superintendents, principles even students.

The individuals are listed in alphabetical order, date and then summary. If you want the entire clip, e-mail me at Gabbies1@aol.com. As I finish typing them, I will add them to the list.

I hope they will be of help to you.

Judy Parsons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AUSTIN

Ruth

01/26/1957

 Disappearance of teacher, found in LI water, THOMPSON

AUSTIN

Ruth

01/28/1957

 Teacher

BALL

Bonnie

12/ /1971

 Marriage to Frederick Stewart

BARNES

Olin J

 

 82, teacher, OLVER, NEWCOMER

BASS

Theresa

05/03/1965

 Retired teacher, CAROZZA, MCDONOUGH

BECKER

John C.

07/23/1942

 Glen Alden Coal, HUNTZINGER, SCHEFFS

BESTEDER

Mary

01/15/1896

 Mary Celinda, wife of Henry Brenner of 33 1/2 Wright street, died last night at 10:40 after a two months' illness of inflammation of the brain. She was aged 46 years, 4 months and 2 days. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Etta, wife of Wm. H. Frey, Jr., and Misses Josephine, Florence G., Violet P. and Ida M. The funeral will take place of Saturday at 1 o'clock p. m. from the house and interment will be in the cemetery at Trucksville.

Mrs. Brenner was born at Orange, in this couinty and was the daughter of Garrett and Mary Ann Bestider.

BLEWITT

Virginia

1979

 WILLS, BURN

BOOTH

Henry

02/28/1964

 Teacher, HELLEBERG, ASHELMAN, CHANDLER, KOONS

BORLAND

Ruth S.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

BOYCE

Bridget

08/29/1970

 GALLAGHER, LENAHAN, FLAHERTY

BOYCE

Agnes

01/08/1956

 School teacher, LENEHAN, FLAHERTY

BRADLEY

Thomas

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

BRADLEY

E. D.

08/21/1929

 Married Jeannette Jones

BRADLEY

Jeanette E.

02/23/1964

 Teacher, JONES, STORTZ

BRADLEY

Thomas

04/07/1975

 79, teacher, BAKER

BRENNER

Florence

09/29/1942

 MISS FLORENCE G. BRENNER

Miss Florence G. Brenner, died at her home, 31 Terrace street, city, this morning at 3:30 o'clock after an illness of over two years.

A native of Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Besteder Brenner. She lived in this city all her life. Miss Brenner was employed for many years at Frey Brother's leather goods store. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include the following sisters: Mrs. Henrietta Frey, with whom she made hr home; Mrs. Q. G. Frey, Mrs. Violet Rauch, and Miss Ida M. Brenner, all of this city.

The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 11 from the home with Rev. Francis Edwards, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery.

BRENNER

Mary C.

01/15/1896

 Mary Celinda, wife of Henry Brenner of 33 2 Wright street, died last night at 10:40 after a two months' illness of inflammation of the brain. She was aged 46 years, 4 months and 2 days. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Etta, wife of Wm. H. Frey, jr., and Misses Josephine, Florence G., Violet P. and Ida M. The funeral will take place of Saturday at 1 o'clock p. m. from the house and interment will be in the cemetery at Trucksville.

Mrs. Brenner was born at Orange, in this county and was the daughter of Garrett and Mary Ann Bestider.

BRIEDINGR

Jacob

02/10/1934

 Teacher, 72, REYNOLDS

BROMFIELD

Walter A.

12/05/1952

 Officer of Franklin Federal Bank

CAMPBELL

Alice

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

CASTERLIN

May

11/28/1979

 88, KOCH, SMITH

CHERGOSKY

Samuel

 

 Contractor, POTSCO, VERHANOVITZ, COOKE

CHURCHILL

Mrs. A. C.

02/22/1949

 Names children

CLARK

Ellen S

11/16/1961

 Former teacher, survived by sister, Fidelia

CRAIG

Irvin R.

04/21/1971

 Irvin R. Craig, 66, of 93 Main Road, Buttonwood, Hanover Twp., died yesterday morning at 8:05 at Wyoming Valley Hospital where he had been a patient since April 15.

He was born at Nanticoke, son of the late Samuel W. and Anna Campbell Craig and resided most of his life in Hanover Two. Mr. Craig was formerly employed by Sea Isle Corp., retiring three years ago. A veteran of World War 2, he served with the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Jr. OUAM., 251, of Askam and F&am., 61, Wilkes-Barre.

Surviving daughter, Mrs. Miriam Sturgeon, Glen Ellen, Ill,; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wenzel, Carlisle; Mrs. Elsie Conners, Philadelphia and a brother, Samuel W. Craig, Hanover Green.

Funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a. m. from Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, 84 Prospect St., Nanticoke. Rev. Earl Fergeson, of Douglas Presbyterian Churh, Lee Park will officiate. Interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery. Viewing Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.

F&AM Lodge 61 will conduct Masonic services Friday night at 8 at the funeral home.

CRANDALL

John M.

08/29/1951

 Retired teacher, LEWIS, DUTKO

CREASY

Carlton

11/01/1975

 83, retired dentist, WALSH, IVINS

DAUKSYS

Helen

10/21/1921

 21, SEEGAR

DAVIS

Edith

02/23/1969

 75, School secretary

DICKOVER

Georgia

10/03/1965

 81, teacher, STOCKTON

DURKIN

Nellie

05/02/1975

 80, retired educator

DURKIN

Nellie

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

DZURY

Anne

02/03/1954

 Teacher, LATZMAN

EDWARDS

Francis

12/07/1958

 St. Johns pastor moves to Florida, MATES, SHUPP

EDWARDS

Francis

04/30/1974

 Death notice, 68, MATES, SHUPP, FRICK,

EVANS

Annie E.

08/27/1959

 

81, TREDINNICK, CROMPTON, WOOD

EVANS

Margaret

09/15/71

 64, English Teacher, LEARN,

EVANS

H.Irvin

09/28/1962

 Physician, Ashley, BLUHDORN, HANNIGAN, EVANS

EVELAND

Lola

07/23/1942

 55, CONRAD, GEARHART

FLACK

Henrietta

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

FLAHERTY

Thomas E.

05/24/1962

 Retirement party

FLAHERTY

Thomas A.

04/24/1966

 63, Teacher, PHILLIPS, MILLER, GAUGLER

FREY

Earl

1967

 The marriage of Lucy Marie Grunden and Earl DeWitt Frey, both of Wilkes-Barre, took place June 29 in the parsonage of the Baptist Tabernacle. Rev. Milo D. Singer officiated.

FREY

Lucy

03/10/1968

 Mrs. Lucy MM. Frey, 184 Austin Avenue, died at her home last night at 8:10 following a heart attack.

Born in Parsons, she was the former Lucy Behler Grunden and was a life resident of the area. Her first husband, Charles H. Grunden, died on May 10, 1959. She married Earl D. Frey on June 29, 1967.

Surviving besides her husband are nephews whom she reared, Lt. Co. Charles L. Knapp, Fort Ord, Calif., and Clayton B. Knapp, Wilkes-Barre stereotyper for Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company.

Funeral will be held from H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, Wednesday morning at 11 with Rev. Milo D. Singer, Baptist Tabernacle, officiating. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

FREY

Earl

05/18/1969

 Earl D. Frey, 72, of 184 Austin Avenue died yesterday morning at 8 in General Hospital where he was admitted Friday night.

A victim of World War 1, he served in the Navy. His wife, the former Lucy M.Grunden died March 10, 1968.

Private funeral service will be held from h. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 North Main. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery. There will be no viewing.

Date of death: May 18, 1969

Date: May 21, 1969

Earl D. Fry

Private funeral services for Earl D. Fry, 184 Austin Avenue, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, were conducted today in H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, City. Rev. Milo D. Singer, pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle, Hanover Township, officiated. Interment was in Wyoming Cemetery.

FREY

Adella

12/24/1969

 84, daughter of the late Christian and Sarah (Livingood) Kutz

FREY

Earl

05/18/1969

 

Earl D. Frey, 72, of 184 Austin Avenue died yesterday morning at 8 in General Hospital where he was admitted Friday night.

A victim of World War 1, he served in the Navy. His wife, the former Lucy M.Grunden died March 10, 1968.

Private funeral service will be held from h. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 North Main. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery. There will be no viewing.

Date of death: May 18, 1969

Date: May 21, 1969

Earl D. Fry

Private funeral services for Earl D. Fry, 184 Austin Avenue, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, were conducted today in H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, City. Rev. Milo D. Singer, pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle, Hanover Township, officiated. Interment was in Wyoming Cemetery.

FREY

Henrietta

05/04/1966

 Mrs. Henrietta Frey

Succumbs at Home

Mrs. Henrietta B. Frey, 91, of 31 Terrace Street died yesterday afternoon at her home at 4 following a lengthy illness.

She was a widow of William H. Frey, who died in 1931. He owned and operated the Frey Brothers Leather Store, Wilkes-Barre. The former Henrietta Brenner, she was born in Wilkes-Barre, April 19, 1875. She was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Institute and was a life resident of Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, was a past president of its Ladies Aid Society, and served as a teacher in its Sunday school department for many years. She was also a member of Lutheran Woman's Missionary Society.

Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Violet P. Rauch, Wilkes-Barre, and Ida M. Brenner, at home.

Funeral will be held from Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main Street, at the convenience of the family. Rev. Clarence R. Schaffer will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Mrs. Henrietta B. Frey

Services were conducted this morning for Mrs. Henrietta B. Frey of 31 Terrace Street, City, at the Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main Street.

Rev. Clarence R. Shaffer, St. John's Lutheran Church, officiated with interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Pallbearers were Bert Sullivan, A. Conrad Haiges, Ralph Nicholson, John Hufford, Carl Rau and Raymond Martin.

FREY

Josephine

01/21/1955

 Mrs. Josephine Frey

Summoned by Death

Mrs. Josephine Frey, 78, widow of Q. G. Frey, former Wilkes-Barre leather goods dealer, died yesterday morning at her home, 247 Carey Avenue, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Henry and Celinda Brenner. She spent her entire life in this city. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Her husband died January 4, 1951.

Surviving are a son, Earl, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Violet Rauch, Mrs. Henrietta Frey and Miss Ida Brenner, a retired Coughlin High School teacher, all of Wilkes-Barre.

The funeral will be held from the Luther M. Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main street, Saturday afternoon at 2, Rev. Francis E. Edwards of St. John's Church officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.

GALLIGAN

James F.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

GEDDES

Mary

06/16/1951

 BOYCE, GALLAGHER, BOWMAN, CAREY, STROME, MURPHY, LENAHAN, FLAHERTY

GOODE

Michael

04/30/1974

 56, STASKO

GRIM

Victor J.

1961

 Title Searcher, 79, FRANCIS

GRUNDEN

Lucy

1967

 The marriage of Lucy Marie Grunden and Earl DeWitt Frey, both of Wilkes-Barre, took place June 29 in the parsonage of the Baptist Tabernacle. Rev. Milo D. Singer officiated.

HAHN

Minnie

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

HAMMILL

Elizabeth

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

HELFRICH

Esther

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

HOFFMAN

Edith

07/09/1970

 96, Educator, SCHWAB

HUFFORD

John L.

08/25/1971

 90, Frey Brother=s Leather Store

HUNGARTER

Ronald

03/13/1971

 Wedding to Karen Cromack, SOBAK, SATTOF

HUNGARTER

Oscar, Jr.

09/25/1977

 25th Anniversary, STAMETS, GILBERT, SATTOF

HUSBAND

Nelson S.

06/06/1970

 50th Wedding Anniversary, BIERBACH,

HUSBAND

Nelson S.

06/09/1968

 48th Anniversary

JAREMA

Charles

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

JONES

Jeannette

08/21/1929

 Married to E. D. Bradley

KENNEDY

Howard

04/03/1979

 Attorney, JONES

KENNEDY

Joseph

11/17/1964

 Wedding to Judy Wilson

KENT

Molle W.

10/23/1963

 95th Birthday, FOGARTY

KISSINGER

Garnetta

05/19/1965

 68, SPECK

KIVLER

Louise E.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

KRESSLY

Mary

10/10/1965

 66, DURAND

LANGAN

Thomas

05/03/1940

 Retirement from mining

LECHER

Gertrude

01/05/1970

 73, teacher

LEWIS

Paul

10/21/60

 Retired teacher, BROWN, ARTHUR,

LINEBAUGH

Naomi

10/10/1957

 ULRICH, HIGGINS

LIPOVSKY

Marvin

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

LUCAS

John J.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

LUTZ

William

 

 87, PRY, LEONARDI, DAVIS

MARSHALL

Effie

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

MARSHALL

Clinton

 

 78, United Penn Bank, BOSWELL, WOODLEY

MAYE

Harold R.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

MILEHAM

Mildred

05/24/1962

 Retirement party

MORRISSEY

Nora

10/13/1965

 MANGAN, JOHNSON

MULLALLY

Barbara

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

NICHOLSON

Ralph

10/30/1974

 PARSONS, MAY

NICHOLSON

Ralph

10/30/1929

 In the First Reformed church, South Franklin street, at noon yesterday a pretty wedding took place when Miss Florence Rauch, daughter of Mrs. Violet Rauch of 147 Madison Street, became the bride of Ralph P. Nicholson of Detroit, Mich., formerly of White Haven. Rev. Homer S. May, pastor, performed the ceremony. There were no attendants.

The bride wore a dark brown chiffon gown having a gold lace collar and tight sleeves. From her long bodice the skirt was ruffled having a longer hemline in the back. Her hat was of dark brown velvet, cut straight across the front and extending at the back. She carried an arm bouquet of rust colored chrysanthemums.

A wedding breakfast followed a the home of the bride after which Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson left on a wedding trip to Detroit, Mich., where they will reside. Mrs. Nicholson has been employed by Percy A. Brown and Co. and Mr. Nicholson is with Detroit Gas Co. of Detroit.

NOONAN

John

02/18/1962

 61, county subassessor, ROONEY, CAVENAUGH, KALE/ QUINN

OSIECKI

Jospeh K

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

OSTRUM

Ella

 

 88

PHILLIPS

Edna

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

PINOLA

Frank L.

 

 Judge, NICHOLSON, CRAWFORD, CLARK

POTTS

Anna H.

1965

 

 

QUINN

Kathryn

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

RAUCH

Violet

05/22/1973

 Mrs. Violet Rauch, formerly of 141 Lawrence St., died Tuesday in Valley Crest where she was a patient two months.

The former Violet Brenner, whe was a life member of Calvin Class and Ladies Aid Society of the former First Reformed Church and was a member of Firwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. florence Nicholson, Mrs. Miriam Craig, and a sister, Ida M. Brenner, all of Wilkes-Barre; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be held Friday at 11 a. m. from M. S. Frederick and Sons Funeral Home, 617 Carey Ave., with Rev. Laurence Beers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call Thursday 7 t0 9.

RAUCH

Florence

10/30/1929

 In the First Reformed church, South Franklin street, at noon yesterday a pretty wedding took place when Miss Florence Rauch, daughter of Mrs. Violet Rauch of 147 Madison Street, became the bride of Ralph P. Nicholson of Detroit, Mich., formerly of White Haven. Rev. Homer S. May, pastor, performed the ceremony. There were no attendants.

The bride wore a dark brown chiffon gown having a gold lace collar and tight sleeves. From her long bodice the skirt was ruffled having a longer hemline in the back. Her hat was of dark brown velvet, cut straight across the front and extending at the back. She carried an arm bouquet of rust colored chrysanthemums.

A wedding breakfast followed a the home of the bride after which Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson left on a wedding trip to Detroit, Mich., where they will reside. Mrs. Nicholson has been employed by Percy A. Brown and Co. and Mr. Nicholson is with Detroit Gas Co. of Detroit.

REMALLEY

Susan

07/23/1942

 All who attended funeral listed

RICE

Jacob

06/3/1947

 Trucksville, YORK, BENNETT, MORDAN, RICE

RITCHIE

Sarah

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

ROLL

Fred

10/29/1979

101 Birthday, EBERT, HARVEY, SPENCER

ROLL

Fred N.

10/21/1977

 100th birthday

ROSENBERGER

Herman

12/12/78

 Installation of new pastor of Covenant Chapel of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, HANEY, KNUDSEN, BORMAN

ROTH

G. Frank

06/06/1959

 Luther ROTH, HEINEY,

RUSSELL

Mabel

02/19/1965

 84, educator, ABOTT, BELL, VOORISK, COHEN

SANDERSON

John P.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

SCHAFFER

C.R.

10/18/1973

 St. Johns Lutheran Church Rededication, includes history of the church with names of prominent members

SCHIMMEL

Alfred B.

 

 75, educator dies in Tucson, WRIGHT, KOEHLER

SCHIMMEL

Alfred B.

06/03/1964

 Educator to Retire

SCHMALTZ

Elizabeth

10/31/1964

 67, FLOWERS, SULLIVAN, EGET, REAM, LEVINE, WILLIAMS

SHEASLEY

Armita

11.04/1970

 80, DRIVER, SWISHER, RANFICK, MOORE

SIEGFIRED

Clarence

11/05/1964

 Kingston, 45th Anniversary STOLTZ, ROUSE

SIEGFRIED

F. S.

 

 75, School Secretary, NORRIS, DUNNELLEN, ALAN

SIEGFRIED

Clarence

11/03/1969

 Golden Anniversary, STEIN, STOLTZ, ROUSE

SIEGFRIED

Clarence

06/23/1971

 80, Lehigh Valley Coal Company, STOLTZ, ROUSE

SLEBODA

Joseph A.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

SMITH

N. Osborne

 

 Vulcan Iron Works, KOCH, CASTERLIN

SPECK

Morris

05/ /1964

 HOFFMAN, KISSINGER, MILLER

SPECK

Preston

 

 19, Morris and Carrie SPECK

STARK

Richard D.

12/22/1977

 Penn Bank Officer with Biography

STEWART

Frederick

12//1971

 Marriage to Bonnie Ball

STUMPF

Marion

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

STURDEVANT

Marion

05/03/1959

 Educator, STILWELL

SULLIVAN

Martha

09/14/1978

 BARTUCCA, BUTZ, RUSSELL

SULLIVAN

Bertrum

11/29/1970

 40th Anniversary, BURNS, BUTZ, RUSSELL, GOULSTONE, ENGLER

SUPER

John

10/20/1961

 Retired Principal, 74, HAESLER, ROTHERMEL, CONAHEY, BOLTEN

SUPER

J. H.

06/04/1951

 Retirement Party, teacher school principal

TERRY

James

07/23/1942

 86

THAUER

Joseph F.

12/24/1957

 Fowler, Dick and Walker, BLASCHKE, LIDY

THAUER

Lillian

01/06/1972

 BLASHKEE

TOOHEY

Katharine

04/02/1945

 Teacher

TOOHEY

Katherine

05/03/1940

 Retirement from teaching

TRETHAWAY

Joseph

06/03/1947

 Trethaway plant owner, PASCOE, SAILER

TRUSCOTT

Francis T.

08/07/1965

 Ex-principal, REAM, JORDAN, SMAILES, DAVEY

TRUSCOTT

Grace

04/13/1966

 54, wife of principal, REAM, JORDAN, WILLIAMS

WALSH

Marie

01/ /1973

 91, retired teacher

WALTERS

Jennie

07/23/1942

 71, RAMSEY, FIELDS, BURKE

WALTERS

Mary

03/05/1944

 72

WATTS

Louise

04/12/1966

 69, teacher, HOLWIG, KUTZER, TREMONT, KUTZ, SELTZER

WATTS

Adam J.

10/11/47

 Educator, 50, RAPSON,

WEST

Robert

 

 Educator, 50th Anniversary, KELEY

WEST

Robert

02/12/1972

 Retirement from teaching

WEST

Robert

11/21/1978

 75, retired teacher

WEYHENMYER

Adah

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

WILLIAMS

Myfanwy

01/14/1972

 71, teacher

WILLIAMS

Helen

06/02/1960

 Retirement from teaching

WILSON

Judy

11/17/1964

 Wedding to Joseph Kennedy

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