Roscoe Suttley Sholder1,2,3,4,5

M, (5 September 1884 - 30 May 1965)
     Roscoe Suttley Sholder was born on 5 September 1884.6,5 He was the son of Charles Emanuel Sholder and Mary Anna Kinley.1 Roscoe Suttley Sholder married Verna V. Reeser circa 1915. Roscoe Suttley Sholder died on 30 May 1965 at Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, at age 80 years, 8 months and 25 days.5,7 He was buried on 3 June 1965 in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, located in Montgomery, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Ronald E. Bowersox.3
     Roscoe Suttley Sholder was known as Ross in the 1892 History of Lycoming County.1 He appeared on the census of April 1910 in the household of Joseph Bastian and Elizabeth Sholder at Kane, 3rd Ward, McKean County, Pennsylvania. As of 1915, Roscoe Suttley Sholder lived at 113 Academy Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.2 He was a carpenter in 1915 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.2 He and Verna V. Reeser appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 at Williamsport, 2nd Ward, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. His obituary was published on 1 June 1965 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. His obituary stated:

     Roscoe Sholder - Word has been received that Roscoe Sholder, 83, a former resident of South Williamsport, died Sunday, May 30, 1965, at the home of his son, William, of South Daytona Beach, Fla.

     His son is the only survivor.

     The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Noll's, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. The Rev. Ronald E. Bowersox, pastor of Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church, South Williamsport, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

     Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.3
According to the Social Security Administrations Death Index Roscoe's last known residence was Lafayette County, Florida.5

Child of Roscoe Suttley Sholder and Verna V. Reeser

Last Edited=18 Mar 2010


  1. [S14] John F Meginness, History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (Baltimore, Maryland: prepared by Lycoming Historical Society; Gateway Press, Inc., 1990 reprint of 1892 original), p. 1135.
  2. [S1207] W. H. Boyd, compiler, Boyd's Directory of Williamsport (Pennsylvania) (Reading, Pennsylvania: W. H. Boyd Directory Co., 1915), p. 457.
  3. [S1206] Roscoe Sholder obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1 June 1965, p. 24. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1208] William H. Sholder obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 19 March 1966, p. 7. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. ROSCOE SHOLDER, birth listed as 05 Sep 1884, died listed as May 1965, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Lafayette, Florida, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 27 Feb 2004.
  6. [S42] Family records from Floyd Bixler Sholder Family Bible, Floyd Bixler Sholder (1906-1976) Family Bible original owned in 1992 by Helen Elizabeth (Shaffer) Sholder, (Williamsport, Pennsylvania). This family Bible belonged to Floyd Bixler Sholder of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania and passed to his wife Helen Elizabeth (Shaffer) Sholder. The information from the Bible was recorded on 6 September 1992.
  7. [S1206] Roscoe Sholder obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 1 June 1965, p. 24, shows the age of Roscoe as 83, which does not match other sources.