Monday, May 25, 2015

Lindley Town Hall/Post Office Grange Hall
1898/9-1972

The Lindley -Presho Historical Society will meet

Thursday  May 28th  7 P.M. at the "New" (1972)  Lindley Town Hall
to continue planning
Lindley Days
 to celebrate the settlement of Lindley in 1790 -225 years ago .

Please join us to help plan this fun and interesting afternoon on September 19th, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

In Memory of Lindley's WWII Fallen Heroes

Tioga County, Pa. Honor Guard
Lindley, N.Y. Veteran's Monument

When WWII ended on August 14th, 1945,  (70 years ago ), 4 young men with ties to Lindley had died in service to their country and to our freedom.

PFC. Robert Blackman ----  Army 63rd  Armored Division
Son of Alfred and Vesta (Woodcock) Blackman
Killed in action in Germany March 30th, 1945
Buried in Cooper's Plains Cemetery

PFC. Ivan P. Jones---- U.S.. Army Air Force
Son of John E. and Ruea (Button) Jones
Brother of Gladys (Jones) (Francis) Smith  and other  Lindley siblings
Died in airplane crash Smyrna Army Air Field ,Tenn.
May 2, 1944
Buried in Addison Rural Cemetery
 
PVT. Robert J. Smith ---  Army Infantry
Son of Mr. and  Mrs.  Richard Smith
Husband of Madeline (Kennedy ) Smith
Father of Robert and Suanne Smith
Grandfather of Matthew Smith
Died March 5, 1945 in Germany
Buried in Cooper's Plains Cemetery

1st Lt. Donald L Walch ---  U.S .Army  Air Force  441st.Troop Carrier Group
Son of Vern and Ruth  (Conner) Walch
Brother to Richard (Dick) Walch
Father of Lorena Mae Walch
Died in airplane crash  April 13, 1945 in Germany
Buried in Coopers Plains Cemetery

More documentation on these 4 men is on file in the Town of Lindley Historian's Office .

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Armed Forces Day 2015

Members of the 2014 Tioga County,Pa
 Honor Guard

Again in 2015, this group will meet in Lindley to conduct the Armed Forces Day Ceremony that honors all 5 Branches of the United States Military Personnel. For the past 6 years, this group has generously donated their time and efforts to help Lindley residents honor the men and women who have served our country or are presently serving in the military service .
 
        This years ceremony will be
 
                    May 17th  2 P.M..
                   Lindley Town  Hall.
 
The Woodhull Community Band will again be present to play Patriotic Music prior to the Ceremony .
 
Speaker for the event will be our local DAR member  
                       Brenda Criss.
The topic of her program will be :
            A local Revolutionary War Soldier
 
In addition - This year's ceremony will acknowledge the 4 men  known to have had  Lindley ties  and who died in WWII.:
 Pfc. Robert Blackman, 
 Pvt. Ivan Jones,
 Pvt.Robert J. Smith and
 1st Lt. Donald Walch.
 
The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Refreshments following the ceremony are furnished by local merchants and residents.
 
And Don't Forget
It is the L/P Fire Department's annual Chicken B-Bar BQ at the Fire Hall . 
Noon until gone  
            
Enjoy lunch with the Firemen  -Then  honor our  local Service Men and Women at 2 P.M.  at the  Lindley Town Hall
 
See you there and in case of rain -we will make do inside..   Let's all support the local Firemen and our Military members.