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ELLIS, Harry W.
1896 - 1957

Harry W. Ellis, aged 61 and resident of Sugar Grove township practically all his life, died suddenly at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Chandlers Valley. Mr. Ellis had been ill and unable to work for the past four years, but was able to be up and around and was sitting on his porch following supper when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Ellis was born at Chandlers Valley July 5, 1896, a son of the late Edmund and Linnie Dirling Ellis, and had lived there all his life with the exception of the period in which he was in the armed services during World War I.

Prior to his illness, he had served a number of years as a Sugar Grove township supervisor. He was a member of Sugar Grove American Legion Post No. 780, also of Dinsmoor-Schwing Post 631, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Warren.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Spencer Ellis, and four children: Mrs. Lenna Frahm, Randolph, N.Y., Mrs. Laura Donner, Warren; Edmund and Harold Ellis, at home; also one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Sugar Grove with interment following in Chandlers Valley cemetery and graveside military rites in charge of the Sugar Grove Legion Post.

Source: Warren Times Mirror, July 11, 1957, page 14, column 1.


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ELLIS, James E.


James E. Ellis, age 21 years, died Thursday at the State Hospital after an illness of two weeks with typhoid fever. Deceased is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Ellis of Sugar Grove. For the past nine months he had been employed as an attendant at the State Hospital and was a favorite with all attaches of the institution. His parents, one sister, four brothers and many friends throughout the country mourn his death.

Funeral services were held today from the home of his parents; interment in Cherry Hill cemetery at Sugar Grove. Among the many and beautiful floral tributes was a $33 piece from his friends of the State Hospital.

Source: Warren Evening Mirror, Saturday, July 10, 1909, page eight, column 2.


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EMERSON, Emanuel 1870-1943

Manuel Emerson, aged 72, of Grand Valley, died at the Titusville City hospital at 2 p.m. yesterday, after a serious illness of three weeks. He was admitted to the hospital last Thursday.

Mr. Emerson was born at Grand Valley on November 2, 1870. He had followed the oil fields most of his life.

He leaves, besides his wife, Mrs. Effie Emerson, two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Eddy of 225 East Bloss street and Mrs. Basil Crippen of Grand Valley; also five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A son, Harley Emerson, died 35 years ago. There also survive two sister [sic], Mrs. Carrie Young of Grand Valley and Mrs. George Becker of Sinclairville, N.Y., and two brothers, Ben Emerson of Grand Valley and Richard Emerson of Centerville.

The body was removed to the Peterson funeral home and will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. J.A. Eddy, this afternoon, from which place funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in the family plot in Grand Valley cemetery.

Source: The Titusville Herald, July 22, 1943 edition

[Warren County coordinator's note: Harley Emerson, also buried in the Loomis Cemetery, died in 1909.]


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EMERSON, Mrs. Emanuel (Lizette) 1868 - 1921


She Had Been Ill For Long Time and Was Staying At Home Of Her Sister.


Mrs. Emanuel Emerson, aged 52 years, ended her life Saturday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Samuel I. Small, 234 Brook street, by inhaling natural gas through a rubber hose which she removed from a small stove in the bed room which she occupied on the second floor of the Small residence. Mrs. Emerson had been dead about ten minutes when Mrs. Small discovered her and her untimely passing came as a great shock to her relatives and friends.

Had Been Ill Long Time.
Mrs. Emerson had been in poor health for some time and had been in Titusville under the care of a physician for the past five weeks. The complication of ailments with which she was afflicted had affected her mind, and members of her family had been watching her closely for some time fearing she might attempt to take her life. Mrs. Emerson came to Titusville five weeks ago to consult a physician and because of her weakened condition was prevailed upon to remain for a time with her daughter, Mrs. Jerome Eddy of Bank street where she had been until late last week when she went to the home of her sister for a visit.

Mrs. Small heard her sister walking in the room up stairs early Saturday morning and thinking that she was dressing began to prepare her breakfast. After getting the meal ready, Mrs. Small noticed that all was quiet up stairs and she started up to call her sister to breakfast. When she reached the hall, she noticed strong odor of gas and rushing up to the room found her sister in the bed with the coverings over her head, the rubber hose in her mouth and the gas turned on.

A physician was called and he said that Mrs. Emerson had been dead at least ten minutes and perhaps longer. Acting Coroner Robert A. Kerr made an investigation and issued a certificate of death from suicide.

Was Born at Garland.
Mrs. Emerson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Burdick and was born at Garland on Sept. 19, 1868. She was united in marriage with Mr. Emerson on March 23, 1888 and nearly all of her married life had been spent on Emerson Hill near Grand Valley. To Mr. and Mrs. Emerson were born four children, two of whom survive, Mrs. Jerome Eddy of this city and Miss Lavada Emerson, who graduated from Titusville high school last June and resides at home. Besides the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Emerson is also survived by her father and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. C.E. Fradick of Kennedy, N.Y., Mrs. A.A. Emerson of Pleasantville, Rev. Leon Burdick of Sharon, Mrs. Bert Eddy, Mrs. Charles Manross and Mrs. Samuel I. Small of this city and Clyde Burdick of Kane. She also had four grandchildren.

Mrs. Emerson was a member of the Grand Valley United Brethren church and its various ladies societies, also of the W.C.T.U. She was a faithful and dutiful wife, a kind and loving mother and possessed those Christian traits of character which endeared her to all who knew her. She was also a member of Grand Valley Grange.

The remains will be taken to Grand Valley on the 7:10 a.m. New York Central train tomorrow and services will be condicted in her memory at the United Brethren church in that village at 10 o'clock Rev. Mr. Platz, pastor of the church officiating.

Source: February 14, 1921 edition of The Titusville Herald.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Lizette (Burdick) Emerson was buried in the Loomis Cemetery, Grand Valley.]


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Death removed one of Scandia's most highly respected and beloved residents when Mrs. Christina Erickson departed this life Sunday morning at one o'clock. The deceased was endowed with a disposition that drew to her all those with whom she came in contact, holding them by her many kindly virtues. She was a christian [sic] woman and took a deep interest in the work of the Swedish Mission church at that place. The cause of her death was cancer, having suffered with that affliction many years.

The deceased was born in Sweden 66 years ago, coming to this country when she was about 26 years of age. For the past forty years she has resided in this section and reared a large family who remain to mourn the loss of a mother who was always a friend and protector to them.

She is survived by her husband, L. P. Erickson and nine children, as follows: C.J. Erickson, Mrs. John Muir, Mrs. Otto E. Larson, Emil Erickson, Mrs. James Eberhart, Seigfried Erickson, all of Warren; David Erickson, of Duluth, Axel Erickson, of Cleveland, and Andrew Erickson of Scandia. Serveral grandchildren also survive her.

The funeral will be held from her late home at Scandia on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the interment will be made in the Scandia cemetery.

Source: Warren Evening Mirror, dated Monday, August 7, 1916, page 5, column 5, under the "Mortuary Record" heading.

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