16 Mar 1915 story mentioning late Mrs. Bridget Culkin.
The death of aged people is fast severing severing the links - that connect Scranton with the past. Mrs. Mary Throop Phelps, who passed away at the Throop homestead homestead on Wyoming avenue. Was the i daughter of the late Dr. Benjamin Throop. Scranton pioneer, who was sucn a potent force In the early days of ths region. She was born In this city In 1M and w(s a cultivated and charming woman. woman. For forty years she had been in poor health. Her husband. Avho died in 1S81. was paymaster for the Delaware. Lackawanna and Western, company and had extensive coal land and banking Interests Interests from which his widow benefited. Upon the same day occurred the deaths of Stephen Ballard, aged ninety - two: Thomas O. Morgan, aged seventy - six, both veterans of the Civil war. and Mrs. Bridget Culkin. aged sixty - five. Mr. Ballard and Mrs. Culkin had lived in Scranton long terms of years and had most interesting recollections of the city's earlier days.