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||SMITH—In Richmond, Jan. 6, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Smith,
||SMITH—Jan. 20th in Richmond, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smith,
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||“Uncle John” Smith, as he was called, died Saturday afternoon.
He was 89 years old and respected. He leaves an aged widow, a son and daughter.
||SMITH FAMILY REUNION - A reunion of the descendants of Joshua
Smith at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orson Williams, near Elk Run, last week,
was notable for the large attendance and the unqualifiedly good time which
all had. Besides the always-pleasurable renewal of kindred ties, there
was music, a history or record of the family by Miss Jesse Borden, of this
boro, a recitation or two by Mr. Bert Richmond, and a splendid address
by the Rev. Mr. Shugg. All left feeling that it is good to be related to
that branch of the numerous Smith clan.
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||FROST—At her home in Rutland, Jan 26 1894, Frances, wife
of John Frost and daughter of Sanford Smith, aged about 27 years.
||The residence of Ira Smith, at Elk Run, burned on Tuesday,
the 20th inst. Most of the contents were burned. There was no insurance
and the loss falls heavily on Mr. Smith. It was reported he had $1,800
insurance, but it was a mistake. The friends of Mr. Smith are trying to
help him in putting up a new house, by donating money, lumber, shingles
or anything that will go towards building a house.
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||DR. A. T. SMITH died IN WEST CHESTER Dr. Andrew Thomas Smith,
for several years principal of the Mansfield State Normal School, died
at his home in West Chester, Pa., February I, where he had held the position
of principal of the West Chester State Normal School for the past eight
years. He had been ill since last October and because of illness had resigned
his position. Following his resignation resolutions stating Dr. Smith’s
worth were adopted by the board of trustees, the faculty and the student
body, and were published in the college paper. Dr. Andrew Thomas Smith
spent his ?(unreadable) days in and about Norristown, Pa., attending the
public schools of that town, and later went to West Chester, where he was
graduated from the State Normal School in1881?(not sure of the date). He
was president of his class, which contained 21 members, and also had prominent
parts in the Commencement program. From there he went to Chester Springs
Soldier’s Orphan School, where he remained a year and a half, the greater
part of that time acting as principal. Being called to West Chester, he
taught fourteen years, and during nine years of that time was vice-principal.
He filled the Chair of History of Education and Psychology and Methods.
For half a year in 1898-9, he was acting-principal while Dr. George Morris
Phillips was in Europe. In the summer of 1899 he was called to the principalship
of the Mansfield State Normal School, where he remained fourteen years,
going thence to Clarion to fill a similar position, but remaining only
six months because he was summoned to Detroit to become principal of the
Educational Department of the Thomas Normal Training School, remaining
there until 1915, when he returned to West Chester. On leaving Clarion
he was asked to name his successor and did so, this indicating the confidence
placed in him by the board of trustees. All his life he has done much lecturing.
Until recently he had gone on a tour every summer, speaking to large institutes,
summer schools, and popular audiences. Some of these tours took him as
far west as the Pacific coast. He held the degrees of M. A. from Lafayette
College, and Ph. D. from the New York University. Dr. Smith married Miss
Elizabeth F. Ogden, of Cape May Court House, NJ. , who survives him. Nearly
a thousand students in solemn mien filed past the bier of their former
leader, who lay in state in the Phillips Memorial Library at the State
College. Assembling in the auditorium of the building the students walked
up the main aisle to the stairway which leads to the lobby adjoining the
private library on the second floor of the south wing of the building.
Upon entering the library the students proceeded in single file along the
right side of the room to the spot where the casket lay banked with ferns,
at the east end of the library. Before the casket lay a beautiful blanket
of roses, given by the faculty of the college in tribute to their former
principal. Dr. Smith was here over fourteen years, and was well like by
all. The students were fond of him, although they sometimes thought he
was strict. He had a free-hearted and genial nature, and unlike many teachers,
he had the confidence of most of his pupils while here in Mansfield. He
was a man of strict and intense integrity, and he lived a life that was
above reproach. Dr. Andrew Thomas Smith was truly a great man.
||DEATH OF J. WESLEY SMITH The death of J. Wesley Smith occurred
at his home in Rutland, on Thursday last, after a lingering illness of
nine weeks. It will be remembered Mr. Smith was injured in a barn raising,
an account of which appeared in the Advertiser at the time. For a time
his symptoms were, in a degree, favorable to his recovery, but they proved
only flattering, as he gradually grew worse until his robust constitution
was worn out, and the vital spark of life left his body. Mr. Smith was
well known to almost everyone in this section, all whom had only the kindest
words to say of him. He was a hard working farmer, and through his industriousness
had accumulated an independent fortune. Always honorable in his business
transactions, he had won the confidence of his neighbors and friends, who
deeply mourn his loss as a friend and neighbor. He was just in the prime
of life, and his surroundings were such that he could comfortably enjoy
his home the remaining years of life, which makes his untimely death more
sad. Besides a wife, he leaves two young sons to the tender care of their
widowed mother. His age was 54 years. The funeral services were held at
his home on Sunday, where a large number paid their last tribute of respect
to the earthly career of the deceased.
||Edith Smith, (SRGP 03022) daughter of Albert and
Louisa Mansfield Smith, was born at Elk Run, Sullivan Township, Tioga Co.,
Pa., July 12, 1861, and died at her home in Elk Run June 16, 1900. At the
age of four she went to live with her mother’s aunt near Syracuse where
she lived nine years, when she returned to her father’s to be with her
mother in her last days. After the death of her mother, which occurred
in 1874, she again went to her aunts for a few months but finally returned
to help an older sister in caring for the younger brothers and sisters.
Jan. 29, 1875, she married Clarence Smith, son of Northrop Smith, of Sullivan.
In 1830 under the preaching of Rev. E. E. Morris she gave her heart to
God and united with the M. E. Church at Elk Run, of which she has been
a faithful, consistent member until God said, “It is enough, come up higher”.
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, seven children, a father, two brothers
and four sisters, besides other friends. The family have lost their best
earthly friend, the brothers and sisters a loving sister, and the church
one of its most devoted members. Those that knew her best loved her most.
The high place she held in the hearts of the people was shown by the large
number that gathered to pay a last tribute of respect and love to one of
their number whom God in His providence had seen fit to call home. The
funeral was held in the Elk Run M. E. Church, June 19, 1900, Rev. W. H.
||SUDDEN DEATH AT TIOGA Mr. J. T. Smith, aged 50, of Jackson
Township, died very suddenly from heart disease at Tioga on Monday morning,
April 22d, on the premises of Dr. S. P. Hakes, whom he was about to consult
regarding his condition. In fact he had walked up the Doctor’s steps and
reached his porch when he was stricken and fell and died immediately. Mr.
Smith had arrived at Tioga a little while before his death, having come
to that borough to visit his two daughters, who are employed in the Park
Hotel. Not feeling well, he had decided to consult Dr. Hakes, when his
life was ended, as already told.
||A SYLVANIA WEDDING A very pleasant company of relatives
and friends gathered at the home of Obadiah Smith, in Sylvania, on Thursday,
June 29th, 1899, to witness the marriage of “Uncle Obe” and Mrs. Kate Canady,
of Troy. The ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev. W. I. Burrell
pastor of the Disciple Church. After the pair were pronounced husband and
wife, Mr. Milan Hewitt came in and photographed the entire company. This
being done the company were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous
dinner had been prepared of which all partook with many good wishes for
the happiness of the newly wedded pair. Altogether it was one of the jolliest
weddings we ever attended and all seemed to vie with each other in making
the occasion one to be long remembered. A young lady present declared that
she could now truthfully say she had lived to see her grandfather married.
I may add that the groom is 83 and the bride 55 years of age. Quite a youthful
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||At State Line , NY, December 30, 1899 by Rev. John VanKirk,
Mr. Walter O. Smith and Miss Lillian M. Grey, both of Sullivan Township,
||SMITH-BROWN Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents,
near Mainesburg, by Rev. H. B. Troxel, Florence M. Smith to Harry Brown
of Minnesota.. At 12 o’clock the bridal party marched in to the strains
of the “Wedding March”, played by Mrs. Mort Rose. The bride was dressed
in white, carrying a bouquet of white roses. The groom wore the conventional
black. The attendants were Miss Jerolman of Troy and Mr. Brown from Canton.
The house was beautifully decorated. The presents were numerous and fine.
Of the refreshments, one need only say that Miss Betty Murray of Wellsboro,
acted as the caterer. The bride left for Canton the same afternoon. She
will visit relatives and friends for about a month and then go to Minnesota.
||- Says the South Haven Sentinel: “Orrin Smith, of Sullivan,
Pa., came here to visit his brother-in-law, E. J. Hill, and family, and
meeting here presumably by agreement, their sister, Mrs. Lydia B. Hill,
of Hart, this state, Saturday evening, after a few words by the Rev. W.
J. Hathaway the visiting sister was known as Mrs. Smith, the ceremony being
performed under a beautiful arch of autumn leaves, at the Phoenix street
home of E. J. Hill. The happy couple returned to Troy the first of the
||Esther A. Squires (SRGP 05114) was born June 23,
1841, in Tioga County, Pa., and died March 23, 1906, in Antelope County,
Neb. She was married to Ephraim McConnell, May 27, 1860. To this union
were born thirteen children, five of DIED IN NEBRASKA - whom are dead and
eight living. The family moved to their present abode near Midway, Antelope
County, Neb., in 1879, being pioneers of the wilderness which at that time
was very sparsely settled. Life on the frontier was full of toil and hardships.
Deceased bore her share of them and lived to see the desert transformed
into fertile fields and peopled with thriving and well-to-do citizens.
Her husband died eight years ago. For the past year her health failed rapidly.
She was dearly loved by her family and friends and enjoyed the esteem of
all who made her acquaintance. Many years ago she was converted and followed
in the footsteps of her Savior ever since. The funeral took place Sunday
forenoon at the family residence, the services being conducted by her pastor,
Rev. Galloway. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Crawford
Valley Cemetery, near her home where she also had three children buried.
All her children now living were present at the funeral. They are: O. D.,
W. E., S. S. and W. M. McConnell of Plainview, her sons; Mrs. Guy A. Stone
of Plainview; Mrs. A. O. Coleman of McCann, Neb.; Mrs. Glen R. Stone of
Twin Falls, Idaho. Her brother, Wilber A. Squires of Plainview, also attended.
She raised a fine family of intelligent children and reared them well under
circumstances that required patience. Perseverance and self-sacrifice.
Such a woman will surely meet her reward.
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||FAMILY REUNIONS Squires Family - At the inviting home of
Mr. and Mrs. John Hemmer in Sullivan last Wednesday was held the annual
gathering of the Squires family. The weather was all that could have been
desired and the attendance most gratifying, approximating one hundred.
The tables were spread out of doors upon the lawn with seats and room for
all, both old and young. The good things of life were present in bountiful
abundance and so nicely served that the most fastidious ate with unwonted
relish. The feast over, short addresses were made by the Revs. Hull and
Yard, after which the following officers were re-elected; President, Isaac
Squires; Secretary, W. J. Squires; Treasurer, W. H. Smith. Those present
were Hon. Isaac Squires, E. R. Orvis and family, W. J. Squires and wife,
W. H. Smith and wife, George Squires and wife, B. L. Palmer, wife and son,
G. B. Squires and family, C. P. Squires and wife, W. A. Squires and family,
Mrs. Emma Lay and family, Mrs. Mary Squires, Lloyd Squires and wife, Elmer
Updyke and family, Reuben Squires, wife and one child, Andrew Squires and
wife, Seymour Squires and two daughters,Harrison Smith and wife, Mrs. Bert
Holcomb and children, Stephen Mudge and family, Frank Mudge and wife, Bradford
Edgerton and family, Merritt Edgerton and wife, Henry Covert and family,
W. O. Ashley and wife, Allen Seeley and wife, Mrs. Bert Smith and daughter,
Mrs. Odell Hart and children, Martin Mudge and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arch
Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Fred McConnell and wife, Aaron Austin, F.
A. Clark and wife, John Hunter and wife, A. W. Squires, Joshua Schimmerhorn
and wife, Jud Dann and wife.
||THE SQUIRES REUNION 1904 The twelfth annual reunion of the
Squires family was held at the residence of G. Burt Squires in Grays Valley,
Wednesday last, Aug 17th. It was an ideal day and 125 persons were present,
100 of whom were seated at the first long table spread beneath the spacious
tent-owned and reserved for these occasions. After partaking of the usual
bountiful dinner, beneath which, at least, the table fairly groaned, the
afternoon was pleasantly passed with music and visiting. At the business
meeting the following officers were elected: President, Isaac squires;
Secretary, Arthur Squires; Treasurer, Burt Palmer. It was decided to hold
the next meeting the third Wednesday in August, 1905, at the home of Henry
Covert in Armenia.
||SQUIRES FAMILY REUNION At the home of Mr. Harrison Smith,
in Sullivan, last Wednesday, occurred the annual family gathering of the
descendants of Aaron and Eunice Squires, sturdy pioneers who came to this
county from Connecticut seventy-nine years ago and settled upon a farm
in the wilderness in Rutland near where Mr. Daniel Canfield now resides.
Of the four children born to them who reached mature years, Caroline (Mrs.
C. Mudge), Mariette (Mrs. Daniel Austin) and William, all have joined the
great majority. Judson alone is left to participate in these family reunions.
Sixty-five in all sat down to the well-ladened table and later joined in
a renewal of kindred affection. To perpetuate the holding of these family
gatherings officers were chosen as follows: President, George Squires,
Secretary W. J. Squire; Treasurer, William H. Smith. The home of Hon. Isaac
Squires was chosen as the next place of meeting and the last Wednesday
of August as the date.
||THE LATE LLOYD SQUIRES Lloyd Squires died at the home of
his sister, Mrs. Harrison Smith, in Mainesburg, on Friday night, March
6. Mr. Smith was 73 years old. He was born in Sullivan, where he lived
until after his marriage to Philena Wheeler of Rutland, where they remained
the most of his days. He was a kind and loving husband and a firm Christian.
He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his widow and two
sisters, Mrs. T. O. Doud of Oswayo, and Mrs. Harrison Smith of Mainesburg.
The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock,
the Rev. F. J. Allington, the pastor officiating. Burial in Gray Valley
||Mr. W. Arthur Squires, of Sullivan, Pa., and Miss L. Annah
Bowen of Warren Centre, Bradford County, Pa., were married in Nichols,
New York, June 8, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Squires took the afternoon train for
New York City, where they are at present visiting friends of the bride
and seeing the many wonderful sights of the great city. They expect to
go to the seaside for a few days after which they are expected home where
they will be glad to meet their many friends.
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||SHE FELL ASLEEP - Sudden Death Last Wednesday Evening of
Mrs. Ananias Richmond - Very unexpected and carrying a message of sadness
to many hearts was the death at her home in this boro at 7 o’clock last
Wednesday evening, August 24th of Hannah Strange, beloved wife of Mr. Ananias
Richmond. A few days of indisposition were followed on Wednesday morning
by extreme pain and nausea, a recurrence of an old stomach trouble, which
in turn gave way about noon to a comatose state from which she never rallied.
Calmly, peacefully she slept on until just after the evening shadows had
fallen her spirit took its flight. Mrs. Richmond was one of seven children
of Marcus and Hannah Strange, sturdy New Englanders who came to Grays Valley;
Sullivan Township, at an early day. She was born April 28, 1830. In her
13th year she united with the Baptist Church, but at her marriage with
Mr. Richmond in 1869 with wifely devotion she transferred her membership
to the Methodist society of which she and her husband have ever since been
revered and staunch supporters. True to every Christian obligation, a devoted
wife and mother, a kind neighbor, her death is sincerely mourned. Besides
a husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. M. H. Shepard, and Nellie at home.
Two brothers and two sisters also survive her: Marcus Strange of Springfield,
Pa.; Joseph Strange of Grays Valley; Mrs. J. L. Rockwell of West Burlington,
Pa. and Mrs. R. H. Burley of Altus, Pa.The funeral was very largely attended
from the M. E. Church on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. J. Rosengrant
officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Baldwin, of Germantown, Pa., and
the Rev. L. M. Gates of the First Baptist Church. The burial was in Hope
The bearers, all near neighbors, were Messrs W. W. Allen, G. H. Shipman,
Ira Wright, Freeman Gaylord, H. P. Gaige and Eli Jelliff.
||DIED Tice—In Wells, Bradford County, Pa., June 23 1894,
Mrs. Amanda Tice, aged about 79 years. Mrs. Tice was born in Connecticut.
In her twentieth year she was united in marriage with Phillip Tice. To
them were born ten children all of whom are living but one son who died
at the age of nineteen. Some forty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Tice united with
the Methodist Episcopal Church. Though she had been unable to attend church
because of feeble health for several years she continued to the very last
to hold frequent communion with her master through prayer. She longed to
join the dear ones that had preceded her to the other shore. The surviving
members of her household are Solomon Tice of Michigan; Henry and Philip
Tice of Potter County, Pa.; Harvey Tice of Rutland, Pa.; Sarah Osgood of
Mansfield, Pa.; Kate Wilson of Austinville, Pa.; Lois Lucas of Mainesburg,
Pa.; Emma Brees of Canoe Camp, Pa.; and Lettie Hakes of Wells at whose
house she died. She herself selected the text for her funeral sermon, which
was Galatians, last chapter, ninth verse.”and let us not be weary in well
doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”. Her remains were
laid to rest in the Rutland Cemetery beside those of her husband and son.
(Note from JMT - She is in Pumpkin Hill Cemetery)
||WEDDING BELLS On the 12th of April, 1894, memorable for
its great snow and drifted roads, occurred one of the brightest and happiest
of weddings, that of Samuel B. Rockwell and Mertie A. Sweet, at the home
of the bride, in Austinville, Pa. The almost superhuman efforts of the
guests to arrive through the snow, giving all the sensations of heroes,
the outstretched arms of welcome at the door, the lovely flowers, the air
of hope and promise within, the manly bridegroom, the lovely bride, all
conspired to make the occasion, as a portion of eternal sunshine, in the
minds of all. The marriage ceremony was performed at 12:30 p.m. by Rev.
E. E. Bailey of Mansfield, Pa. The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Pomeroy of Troy. Congratulations followed, and then an invitation
to the bountiful wedding dinner and here merriment and joy o’er flowed.
After the repast the many and beautiful gifts of the occasion were viewed
and admired by the bridal couple and the guests. And soon thereafter the
bride and groom left for their wedding trip to Niagara Falls and elsewhere,
expecting to return in a few days to reside on the Rockwell farm in Sullivan
Township, four miles from Mansfield, where they will be pleased to meet
all their friends and acquaintances.
||One of the old landmarks has been removed by the death of
Mr. George Tanner, of Rutland, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. E.
Brace, Friday afternoon, April 30, 1897. Mr. Tanner was born in the town
of Dix, Schuyler County, NY, Sept. 18, 1822. Bereft of his father in early
life, he became inured to toil and hardship which developed the brave spirit
which characterized his whole life. July 4, 1849, he married Miss Jane
Mansfield, daughter of Rev. Amos Mansfield, former preacher of the M. E.
Church. Three children , a daughter and two sons, were given them. The
wisdom of his choice of a life companion was never more plainly manifest
than when, after the loss of his two sons she sweetly , cheerfully raised
his bowed head and spoke of the promises of Him who “doeth all things well.”
He was converted when quite young and in his home life, in his business
relations and in positions of public trust he has ever maintained that
integrity of character and constancy of purpose that mark a Christian gentleman.
On the day the final summons came he had been about the farm as well as
usual when suddenly stricken by apoplexy, love and care were alike unable
to save him. His wife and daughter, three grandchildren, one great grandchild,
one sister, Mrs. Mary Hill, of West Vernon, NY, two brothers, W. A. Tanner
of Harrison Valley and J. C. Tanner of Granville, NY and one half sister,
Mrs. J. H. Carrington, of Sebastopol, Cal., remain to mourn their loss
and share the blessings of his memory. For more than twenty years he had
been a member of the Austinville Lodge, I. O. O. F., who were present in
a body and assisted in the burial service. Rev. Paul Smith preached an
excellent sermon from Revelations 14:13, to a large assembly, and then
he was laid away by the side of his two sons, to await the resurrection
||MRS GEORGE SMITH Mrs. Mary A. Smith, wife of George Smith,
was born Jun 15, 1832 and died Jan. 17, 1908, at her home in Gray Valley,
Sullivan Township. Shoe was one of three children of Zopher A. and Lorinda
Tears, who were among the early residents of Tioga county. A sister, a
former wife of Ananias Richmond, of Mansfield, died about seven years ago,
and a brother, Nelson A. Tears, resides on the home farm about one mile
from Elk Run. In 1853 she was united in marriage to George Smith and they,
after residing for a number of years on farms purchased at different times,
bought the property in Gray Valley, which has been their home for the past
thirty-six years. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been blessed with four children—all
daughters—Josephine, wife of C. H. Dewitt of Sullivan; Martha J. wife of
J. H. Dewitt of Mainesburg; Lydia L. wife of Frank Case, of Troy and Ida
M., wife of G. B. Squires of Gray Valley. These, with the husband, ten
grandchildren, and other relatives mourn the calling from their presence
of (the rest of sentence unreadable) For the past two years Mr. and Mrs.
Smith have both been gradually failing in health, and for several weeks
husband and children have realized that parting soon must come. Their solace
in the great bereavement that has come, may be the thought that all that
loving hearts could prompt or willing service render was done for the comfort
of her who had done so much for them. The excellence of character that
endeared her in the home circle were equally in evidence in community.
Her home was one where cordial hospitality and unostentatious kindness
of word and deed made all feel welcome, and as a neighbor, and friend to
those in need, it was to her a pleasure to cheer with sympathy and help
in act. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 20th,
at the home with burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. F. J. Allington,
pastor of the Mainesburg M. E. Church, officiated. Hymns were sung by G.
E. Robbins and Mrs. Maude Slingerland. Many friends and relatives were
present and join in sympathy with those so deeply bereaved. It is recognized
that again "“one who hath done what she could"”in home below has gone to
dwell in that home above “not made with hands eternal in the heavens.”
The pall-bearers were Oscar Tears, Bert Tears, Herman Tears, nephews, and
George Dewitt and George Case grandsons of Mrs. Smith.
||ISAAC NELSON TEARS At 7 o’clock p.m. on Wednesday, October
11, 1911, in Sullivan Township, occurred the death of Isaac Nelson Tears,
one of Sullivan’s most highly respected citizens. He was in his 74th year.
Death was due to Bright’s Disease. The funeral was held from the home on
Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating.
Burial was in the Mainesburg cemetery by the side of his wife, who died
two years ago in April last. Mr. Tears was the only son of Zopher A. and
Lorinda Tears, who came to Sullivan Township in an early day and settled
on the farm where he was born and lived until his death. He was honest
in his dealings, kind hearted, a faithful father and husband, a good citizen,
a man of good counsel, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need.
He had served in many township offices, discharging the duties of the same
with credit to himself. He was married to Miss Olive Updyke, on August
19, 1867. She was a true helpmeet. His last illness was severe, yet it
was all borne with Christian fortitude, his greatest anxiety being for
the welfare of his loved ones. He talked calmly of the future, arranged
all his earthly affairs, and attended to the details of his funeral, selecting
the text for the funeral, and the casket bearers. He is survived by two
daughters and three sons—Florence A., wife of E. M. Shaw of Sullivan; Addie,
wife of Ray Card of Columbia X Roads; Burt and Herman C. of Rutland, and
Oscar W. Tears at home; also a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
He was well acquainted with the Scriptures, and had stored away in memory
many precious passages. In his last days these were a great comfort to
him, and how anxious he was that all should read and study the Bible.
||WELCOME THANKSGIVING GUEST Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Tomlinson
(nee Miss Anna Wood), formerly of this place, now residing at 554 South
Main Street, Elmira, are rejoicing over the birth of a son. The little
stranger arrived the 30th inst., in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
||Miss Lepha Tomlinson of this boro, and Mr. William Howland
of Monroeton were married last Friday at Daggetts. Mr. Howland has been
an employee of the Mansfield Novelty Company. They will reside at Monroeton.
||Mr. Charles J. Tomlinson and Miss Anna Wood, of this boro,
were married March 21st at Pine City by the Rev. F. Sherer.
||Truman Updyke died at him home in Rutland last Saturday
of cancer of the stomach, aged about 70 years. He was one of Rutland’s
oldest inhabitants and a man that will be missed in the community. The
funeral was held Monday.
||Mr. Wallace Updyke, aged 65, died a few days ago at his
home in Mansfield of paralysis. His wife and one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Wood,
of Rutland survive him. The deceased was for many years a resident of Rutland
and was one of the most prominent and most highly esteemed citizens of
the eastern part of Tioga County. Following a prayer service at the home
last week Tuesday morning the remains were taken to Roseville, where the
funeral was held from the Baptist Church, Rev. A. H. Simpson, pastor of
the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating. A delegation of Odd Fellows
from Mansfield lodge, of which order Mr. Updyke was a member, accompanied
the remains to Roseville, the Odd Fellows’ having charge of the burial
||UPDYKE—In Sullivan to Mr. and Mrs. Foster Updyke a son.
||At Pine City, NY, Sept. 24th, 1899 by Rev. C. A. Stone Mr.
A. Updyke or Elk Run and Miss Clara Benson of Austinville, Pa.
||Miss Ellen Webster died of scarlet fever at the home of
her parents east of this boro, at 6:30 o’clock last Thursday evening. Miss
Webster was a daughter of Solomon Webster, and a young lady of much promise.
She first complained of feeling badly on Sunday morning. Deceased was in
her eighteenth year.
||WEBSTER—In Richmond, Pa., Feb. 9, 1894 to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Webster, a daughter.
||William H. Webster, a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan,
one of those good men whose going is always regretted, died last Sunday
at his home on the State road, aged 64 years and 4 days. Mr. Webster had
been in failing health for some time. His death was immediately due to
heart trouble. He had long been an active member of the State Road Baptist
Church. Besides his wife, two sons, Ernest and Mark, and one daughter,
Mrs. J. A. James, of Radner, Ohio , all of whom were permitted to be at
his bedside. Mr. Webster leaves a sister, Mrs. Noah Bradway, and two half
brothers and a half sister, Messrs. Orso and Bert Webster, and Miss Rhoda
Webster, all of Sullivan. The funeral was held yesterday from the State
Road Baptist Church.
||ANOTHER LAND MARK TAKEN - Mr. James Welch, a native of Sullivan,
and one of that townships oldest residents, died at 3 o’clock last Sunday
morning, Nov. 10th, aged 81 years and 8 months. Mr. Welch enjoyed exceptionally
robust health up to about six months ago, when began the general giving
away of his body functions which ended in his peaceful death as above stated.
Though a life-long resident of this county and possessed of ample means,
Mr. Welch had never ridden on the cars. In early life he followed for a
time the calling of a teamster, and as such hauled away many loads of merchandise
from Havana at the head of Seneca Lake to the merchants of Troy, Mainesburg
and Covington. Elmira at that time was the merest hamlet. January 6, 1849,
he married Rosilla Rich, of Troy, who died in 1874, leaving five daughters
and one son. They are Mrs. I. S. Fanning, of Wetona, Mrs. Lyman Smith and
Mrs. Samuel Jackson, of Sullivan, and Edwin, Nancy and Belle Welch, at
home. Mr. Welch’s remains were buried on Monday from the family residence.
On account of the critical illness of his daughter Miss Belle Welch, the
obsequies were private.
||Mrs. U. S. Snover died this morning at 7 o’clock at the
home of her brother, Mr. Edward Welch, in Sullivan, aged 56 years. Mrs.
Snover had been failing for several months. Her numerous friends here and
elsewhere will learn with sincere sorrow of her demise and of her esteemed
husband’s crushing bereavement. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon
at 2 o’clock from the State Road Baptist Church, the Rev. Leon Reynolds,
of Covington, officiating.
||The remains of Mrs. O. B. Thayer were brought here from
Elmira last Saturday. She died about 10 o’clock Friday night. The funeral
occurred at 2 o’clock Sunday, at the State Road Baptist church, Eld. H.
E. Hyde officiating. Her mother and sister had been with her for six weeks.
||ELEANOR WELCH THAYER The subject of this sketch was born
on the old Welch homestead in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., Feb.
14, 1857 and died at Elmira, NY, May 5, 1899. She was the youngest daughter
of Amos and Mary Welch. With the exception of two years, her life was spent
in the vicinity of her birth. In the fall of 1879 she was married to Orson
B., Thayer, of South New Berlin, NY. The deceased was an affectionate daughter,
a faithful and loving wife and a kind neighbor. There remains to mourn
her loss besides her parents and husband, a sister, Mary A., and two brothers,
William L., of Mainesburg, and George W., of Oscola, Mich. The funeral
services were largely attended at the State Road Baptist Church, Rev. H.
E. Hyde officiating.
||The Welch reunion was held last Saturday at the pleasant
home of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Smith of Elk Run. About one hundred relatives
were present all enjoying a good dinner and a grand time. Mr. Bates of
Mansfield attended the Welch reunion at Elk Run he was kept busy with his
camera taking pictures of the different groups of friends. Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Strait of Sullivan was guest at the Welch reunion at Elk Run. Elmer
Updike of Elk Run has one of the finest teams of farm and road horses in
the vicinity of Mansfield.
||Addie Welch died at the homestead near Mainesburg, on the
30th of March, 1894, aged 22 years, 7 months and 10 days. She was taken
sick while visiting her brother at Elk Run. About seven weeks ago she was
able to be taken home. Although she had been delicate for several years
her last and most severe sickness was only of about three months’ continuance.
She was calm and resigned, patiently bearing the cross. Her funeral took
place on Sunday April 1st, from the State Road Baptist Church, in the presence
of a congregation of sympathizing friends and relatives.
||WILCOX—In Mansfield, August 24, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Wilcox, a son.
||WILLIAMS—At Elk Run, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. Orson Williams,
||Mrs. Herman Smith, daughter of Andrew Wood, died at her
home near the Walter’s place in Richmond Township.
||WOOD—At Elk Run, Pa., Nov. 1, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Wood, a son
||MRS. LYDIA RARICK Mrs. Lydia Rarick, wife of Lorenzo Rarick,
died on Monday afternoon last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adaline
Niles, in Lambs Creek. She was born in Sullivan township in 1827. There
survive six children—Adam Rarick of Corning, James Rarick of Lambs Creek,
William Rarick of Mansfield, Sturgis Rarick of Painter Run, Mrs. Sarah
Rice and Mrs. Adaline Niles of Lambs Creek. The funeral will be held this
(Wednesday) afternoon from the home at 1:30 o’clock and from the M. E.
Church at 2. The Rev. F. H. Lockwood will officiate. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Mrs. Rarick was a kindly charitable woman
of the old school, devoted to family and friends, and was esteemed highly.
||WOOD FAMILY REUNION The Wood family reunion hold last week
in the grove of Mrs. C. E. Hall, was very much enjoyed by those present.
Members were present of all branches of the family except Mr. W. H. Wood
and Mrs. Sarah Faulkner. Remembrances were read in the way of letters and
poetry from Mrs. Phoebe Hall, her daughter and grandson, from Kansas and
Mrs. Alice Smith, of Elmira. Mrs. Wood’s first great-great grandchild was
born on her 87th birthday.
||PAINTER RUN PARAGRAPHS Sunday evening just before dark Mr.
Lawrence Wood while on his way to church was run over by some young men
who were running horses. The wheels passed over his neck and back and he
was unconscious when picked up. Dr. John Nye was hastily summoned. It is
thought at this writing that the sufferer will recover, though it is too
soon to intelligently make such a prediction.
||Mr. Harry L. Strouse and Miss Lelia Wood were married Dec.
21st at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Wood at Elk
Run. The knot was tied by the Rev. H. E. Hyde.