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The Athens Area of Bradford County is locally called "The Valley." It includes the area where the Chemung and Susquehanna Rivers join and flow south. I am calling this scrapbook, which is accumulated in that area, A Valley Scrapbook.

Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Thirty Eight

Submitted by Marolyn CAMPBELL Cole
These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook. 
KENYON  -  DEATH
 Rev. J. H. Kidder conducted the services at the funeral of the late Albert J. Kenyon yesterday afternoon at his late residence on Temple street.  There were many friends present, beside the relatives, among them First Assistant Engineer W. S. Eaton, who served under him on the U. S. Steamer Alliance, and C. M. Wickwire, a prominent lawyer of Hamilton, N.Y.  The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers:  Capt. E. Harder, W. H. Ellis, O. L. Ross, E. Stratton, W. S. Truman and J. A. Bassett.  The casket was carried by four colored men.  The remains were placed at rest in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery.

WOLCOTT  -  DEATH
 Died, on Sunday morning, May 6, 1888, Whyland, infant son of Theron D. And Eva Wolcott, aged two years and three months.  A brave, active, bright and precious little treasure has thus been taken by death from the bosom of a fond and doting family, and a dark sad vacancy is in the stricken household.  Father, mother, sister, brothers, friends and servants all feel the loss sorely and deeply, for they all loved the busy, sprightly little boy.  All that tender care and affection and medical skill could do was done to arrest the progress of that cruelest and most treacherous destroyer of baby life—scarlet fever; but the fearful scourge could not be stayed, and the little one at last yielded to its fatal power.  But mourning friends, let your souls find rest and comfort in the glorious God love father.  The lovely little bud is only transplanted to perfect its bloom in those eternal spirit gardens where He who said "suffer little children to come unto me," is still and ever will be "drawing all men unto Him."

BEECHER  -  DEATH
 On Thursday morning last private services were held at the late residence of the deceased.  (Henry Ward Beecher) The remains were dressed in a suit of black broadcloth with the frock coat buttoned up and the right hand laid across the breast.  The features were natural, and there was a smile upon the face.  The long gray hair was brushed back over the ears, the same as Mr. Beecher wore it while alive.  Early in the morning before the services, Mrs. Beecher went into the parlor and stood by the coffin for some time.  She bent over the remains and after implanting a kiss upon the cold lips, was led into the back room.  Only the immediate members and relatives of the family were present.  A few minutes before the remains were carried out of the house to the hearse, the rain ceased, the clouds died and the sunshine burst out bright and clear.  A ray shone through the front window of the parlor, and before the lid of the casket was screwed down, rested upon the countenance of the great divine, lighting it up and forming a halo around the head,  The remains were then taken to Plymouth church to lie in state.  The Thirteenth regiment of which Beecher was chaplain, acted as escort.  Thousands of people viewed the remains.  Public funeral exercises were held on Friday.

SMITH  -  DEATH
 H. O. Smith died of heart failure Sunday morning at his home in Ulster.  Mr. Smith was in usual health until Saturday evening.  He was born in Middletown, Conn., and was for 45 years a resident of Elmira where he was well known as one of the leading architects.  He was a member of the Southern Tier Odd Fellows’ Lodge for years and held one of the highest offices conferred by that order.  He was of genial disposition, won many friends who will regret his untimely death.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. L. M. Mingos of Towanda, Pa., and Mrs. Sim Pulen of New York.

“BLIND” COOPER’S BODY
 The non-appearance of “Blind” Cooper since Tuesday last, prompted Poormaster O. Herrick, of Horseheads, to institute a search, and in company with E. VanGorder, found the frozen body of the blind old man in Halderman’s hollow.  It appears that the old man was on his way home.  His house is on the road on West hill, not far from West Junction.  As he went feeling his way along the road, having left West Junction about nine o’clock Tuesday night, he came to a wood or a log road which turned from the highway across the farm of Calon O’Hanlon, near the Big Flats line.  He soon knew that he was off the right road and attempted to retrace his steps.  His footprints all over the field in which his body was found showed that the poor blind old man had struggled hard to find his way home.   It was one of the bitterest nights of the winter, and after tramping many miles round and round the field the old man at last fell down exhausted and was soon asleep in death’s embrace.  His body was partly covered with snow when found, and the mouth was full of snow.  The body was found about 11 a.m.  yesterday, nearly six days after his disappearance.  “Blind” Cooper lived on the few nickels that charitable people gave him.  He was about seventy years of age, and he and his wife usually lived at the county house during the winter.  It is believed that “Blind” Cooper’s wife perished the same night that her husband was frozen.  Her remains was found in her bed on Sunday, but rats had already feasted off the corpse, and the appearances were that the body had lain there some time.

KEELER/MAR??   -  MARRIAGE  (CAN’T READ NAME OF GROOM)
 On Tuesday evening last, one of the most pleasing social events of the season occurred at the tasteful mansion of our respected townsman, A. H. Keeler, Esq.  corner Central Avenue and
Temple street.  There were over a hundred guests present, who had come to witness the wedding of Miss Minnie Keeler, eldest daughter of A. H. Keeler to John Slston Mar?? Of this village.  The house was beautified, and decorated with choice exotica and evergreens.   Prof. Raff’s orchestra was present and their sweet music added much to the enjoyment of the occasion.  During the evening Prof. Raff played a new piece dedicated to the bride, entitled “Wedding Pleasures.”  At a quarter of nine o’clock the ceremony took place, Rev. J. H. Kidder, officiating.  The bride and groom stood under a large floral horseshoe, composed of white roses and carnations.  The bride looked lovely.  She was attired in mulberry silk, with orange blossoms in her hair.  The Episcopal service was rendered in Mr. Kidder’s usual impressive manner.  After the ceremony a fine repast was served in the highest style of the cusine art.  Messrs. H. I. Ross and J. B. Keeler acted as ushers.  The bride was remembered by many valuable presents, their pecuniary value is estimated at quite a large amount.  The bridal party left on their bridal tour for New York on train 12.  Previous to their departure from the house they were serenaded by Prof. Raff’s band.  The reception did not terminate until the “wee small hour beyond the twel’.  The guests being engaged in tripping the light fantastic toe.  To the bride and groom we offer our congratulations, with a wish, as they journey through life, everything will pass off as pleasantly as the wedding did.

KEELER/WATROS  -  MARRIAGE
 Married by Ref. O. B. Howe at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Keeler, No 208 Front St, Owego, N.Y., Wednesday evening February 29, 1888, Odell J. Watros and Miss Nettie L. Keeler, both of Owego, N.Y.  The best wishes of numerous friends in Elmira and elsewhere will be most cordially extended to the newly married couple, who are well deserving of the greatest  measure of prosperity and happiness in the new relations so worthily entered upon.  Mr. Watros is one of the highly esteemed proprietors of the Owego daily Record and his wife is equally well and favorably known.  The union is one that cannot but insure happiness to the highly esteemed people.

CLARK/SACKETT  -  MARRIAGE
 The large company that assembled at St. Paul’s Church last evening was sufficient evidence of the popularity of the two candidates for matrimonial vows.  The contracting parties were henry Austin Clark, Esq., a prominent young lawyer of Owego, son of Hon. Charles A. Clark and junior member of the legal firm of C. A. & H. A. Clark, and Harriet Hunt Sackett, daughter of the late Charles Sackett, and one of Owego’s most amiable, charming and accomplished young ladies.
 St. Paul’s Church was crowded to the doors, many friends being unable to get seats. Promptly at 7:30 the strains of the wedding march, played by the church organist, George H. Thompson, announced the approach of bridal party.  The bride entered on the arm of the groom preceeded by the ushers and Richard Sackett, the bride’s brother, and Gordon W. Treadwell, of Elmira, the “best man”.
 The bride presented a beautiful appearance.  Her dress was white silk, her train, trimmed with point lace.  The bridal veil was fastened with orange blossoms and in her hand she carried a bouquet of magnificent roses.  The gentlemen were in full dress.  At the alter the bride was given away by her brother, Richard Sackett, and the marriage ceremony was performed by St. Paul’s rector, Rev. J. H. Kidder.  The ushers were O. B. Glezen, Esq., and Clarence T. Wall, of Owego; Lewis Manning of Waverly, and Lewis Merchant of Binghamton.
 After the ceremony a small reception was given at the residence of the bride’s mother, 100 West Front street, at which were present only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties and the ushers and their families.  Numerous and elegant presents were received.  Mr. and Mrs. Clark left on the D. L. & W. At 10:18 for New York and after a brief visit there they will return to Owego which will be their future home.  The will occupy rooms in the residence which Mr. Clark purchased some months ago at No. 314 East Main street, and for some months will board.
 Mr. and Mrs. Clark start in married life with prospects of an auspicious future and with the best wishes of a very large circle of friends, in which the RECORD most heartily joins.

PHILLIPS/DUGAN  -  MARRIAGE
 Cold weather is responsible for a great deal of trouble, but that has nothing to do with two marriages occurring Monday and Tuesday evenings of this week, to be sure.  The first as announced last Sunday in the TELEGRAM, was Miss C. B. Phillips and C. B. Dugan, which occurred on Monday evening at the residence of Dr. C. L. Stiles, and was followed by a reception at the Dugan house later on.

STEELE/KEELER  -  MARRIAGE
 The other was not announced in the TELEGRAM but occurred on Tuesday evening at the residence of John Steele, when his oldest daughter, Miss Clara and J. B. Keeler, of the city steam laundry, became man and wife.

HAYES/TERRY  -  MARRIAGE
 Ella Hayes, one of Athens’ prominent young ladies, was joined in wedlock to O. T. Terry, of Waverly, at the Presbyterian church in this place, Wednesday evening.  The house was well filled by her many friends, all of whom join in wishing her a pleasant and prosperous journey through life.

BORTON – DEATH
 The death of Mrs. J. Edwin Borton occurred at her home on Walnut street last Saturday evening.  Her maiden name was Emily A. Reed, and she was born twenty-three years ago in Hannibal Centre, Oswego county, N.Y., where the most of her childhood and youth were spent.
 Three years ago last August she was married to J. E. Borton, and came with her husband to this place, residing at Greene’s Landing two years, and for the last year in this village.  During her residence here she has made friends who were drawn and attached to her by her high womanly qualities.  Prominent among the traits of her character was her firm adherence to principle.  She had strong and positive convictions of duty and of right, and when convinced of the correctness of principle her adherence to it was unwavering and unswerving.  This was especially true in her temperance principles and in her religious faith.  Her constant effort was to make her life and conduct conform to what she believed to be right.
 When she was a young girl she gave her heart to Christ and united with the M. E. Church in her native village, and her life has been that of a constant Christian.  Her death came unexpectedly and under circumstances of peculiar sadness and sorrow.  She was the centre of a pleasant home where her life seemed indispensible.  The heart of her young husband trusted in her and two little ones, one of them a babe of six weeks old depended on her for the care which only a mother can give.  In the home of her childhood hearts are bleeding from the wounds which her death has made, and which none can heal except the Savior, the great Physician.  To all of these friends, the deepest heart felt sympathy is extended, and the prayers of God’s people are offered, that what seems to be a dark misfortune may bring to them all blessings such as death can not give.
 The funeral was attended on Tuesday afternoon.  The services were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Sawtelle, and the interment was in Tioga Point Cemetery.

ATKINS  -  DEATH
 Mr. Willis Atkins died at his residence on Harris street Monday afternoon.  The deceased was born in Cameron, Connecticut, October 16th, 1811, and therefore lacked a few days of completing his seventy seventh year.  At the age of four years he came with his father’s family to Spender, N.Y., where he remained until he was nearly forty years old.  He then removed to Michigan where he lived but a few months and from there to Illinois.  In 1874 he moved to Montecello, Iowa, and two years later to West Branch, in the same State, where he lived for ten years.  In the spring of 1886 he came to this village, where he has since resided.  Mr. Atkins was twice married; first in Spencer, N.Y., to Miss Betsey Cooley, in 1832.  She died in Illinois, August 11th, 1856, and he was married the second time in 1857, to Miss Margaret Watson, who survives him.  He had one son by his first marriage, who enlisted in the 61st Regiment, Illinois volunteers, and contracted a disease in the service of which he died shortly after his return home.  There are three children by the second marriage surviving, viz:  Wm. L., of Elsinore, California; Miss Minnie J., of this village, assistant teacher in the High School, and Charles D., now of Duluth, Minnesota.
 The greater part of Mr. Atkins’ active life having been spent in the west, he was of course little known here.  In his early manhood, he was converted and united with the Presbyterian church at Spencer.  He was a firm believer in the doctrines of Christianity, and strongly attached to his church.  He loved its ordinances and its worship.  He was ever faithful in his attendance upon religious services, and diligent in his duties until the infirmities of age prevented.  For a number of years he served as a ruling elder in the church.  When he came to this village he promptly connected himself with the Presbyterian church but has not been ble to take the active interest in its work that he desired to do.  His last illness, disease of the heart, was long and painful, but he bore it with Christian faith and courage.  Hope was bright and clear.  He knew in whom he had believed, and his end was peace.
 The funeral was attended on Wednesday afternoon, the 3d.  The services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. W. H. Sawtelle, assisted by the Revs. T. Barker, of the Episcopal church, and W. H. Mentzer, of the Baptist church.  The burial was at Tioga Point Cemetery, and was in charge of the Masonic fraternity of which the deceased was an honored member.

ELMER  -  DEATH
 A NOBLE MAN WHOSE DEATH IS MOURNED THROUGHOUT THE STATE
 Waverly, N.Y., Oct. 6.—Announcement of the death of R. A. Elmer is made on the fifth page of the TELEGRAM this morning, together with an account of the funeral.  Out of respect to his memory all places of business in Waverly were closed during the last sad rites in New York city.  The Waverly papers make extended notices of the death and burial in commendation of his honorable and successful career.  Mr. Elmer was born in Wawayanda, Orange county, N.Y., June 16, 1842.  In 1850 his family came to Waverly, which was his home up to the time of his removal to New York city a few years ago.  He received a thorough education at the Waverly institute and Hamilton college.  He then studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but the death of his father in 1867 led him to abandon the profession and enter into the banking business with his brother, Howard Elmer, in the First National bank, of this place.  This position he held for twelve years.  In 1870 he joined his brother and a few other gentlemen in the organization of the Sayre Land company, which still exists, and under the operation of which the thriving village of Sayre has been built up.  At the time of his death he was a director of the First National bank, the Sayre Water company, the Cayuta Wheel foundry, the Sayre Pipe Foundry company and the Sayre Steam Forge company.  In 1881, without his knowledge, President Garfield chose him to be second assistant postmaster general, and he was confirmed in May of that year.  For the next three years he held this extremely trying position, in that time bringing about many radical changes, the savings in the first year alone of his administration amounting to $1,778,000, and the succeeding years to over $2,000,000 a year.  Such was its confidence in his judgement that congress in the spring of 1883, acted upon his recommendation to reduce the rate of letter postage from three to two cents unhesitatingly.  In June, 1884, the New York Herald, in speaking of the condition of the postal service, praised “Mr. Elmer’s extraordinary administrative capacity, courage and honesty”, and continued, “As to Mr. Elmer, the second assistant general, it was his task when he came into office to reform the star route service, and weed out of it all the extravagance and corruption which had filled it under his predecessor.  Mr. Elmer did this, and he deserves the thanks of the country for doing it admirably.  In the first year of his service he made a saving of over one-half of the amount spent the previous year; in the second year he effected still greater savings, and he did this in such a manner that no complaints were made of insufficient service.”  In 1884 Mr. Elmer’s private interests compelled him to resign, at which time he received the thanks of President Arthur and the postmaster general for his valuable services.  Soon afterward he organized the American Surety company at New York city and became its president, an office he filled with credit up to the time of his death.  His public life was a very active one and of great service to the party whose cause he espoused at an early age.  His private life was in every respect above critism and his untimely death removes one of the foremost men of our times.

ELSBREE  -  DEATH
 Mrs. A. C. Elsbree died in Philadelphia, October 8th, 1888, aged 70 years.  The maiden name of the deceased was Miss Nancy Rogers.  Long years ago she became the diligent wife of our honored townsman, Mr. A. C. Elsbree.  In her relation to home and community she was faithful.  No one could say aught but well of Mrs. Elsbree for the part she played in this imperfect world.
 She became a christian in her 16th year, and united then with the First Baptist church in Windom, but afterwards entered the fellowship of the First Regular Baptist church, of Athens, where she was esteemed a credit to the profession she had made.  Mrs. Elsbree loved the church, was true to all its appointments, cherished all the means of grace, delighted in the prayer meeting, studied the scriptures, could speak as one informed on bible truth; such people it would seem should be retained on earth, but a wise providence knows best.
 For years Mrs. Elsbree’s mortal life was shortening by infirmities not easily borne.  This was accelerated by the appearance not a great while ago, of what proved to be cancer.  Fully aware of the coming disaster and in the spirit of unusual courage, just five weeks from the date of her death, she sought remedy, and while all were expecting her early return in an improved condition her frail nature gave way, and as one weary would sink into rest, she fell asleep in Jesus.  Her funeral took place October 11th, 1888, from her late residence on Main street, Rev. W. H. Mentzer officiating.  It was largely attended by friends and neighbors, who attested their respect for those bereaved and the one who had gone away.
 The father and one child remain on earth of this little family and while many hearts beat with sympathy for them the true source of comfort is in that grace which secures good life and gives victory like to those of the wife and mother whose place on earth is now forever vacant.

SMITH  -  DEATH
 Mrs. James Smith passed peacefully away yesterday morning at 5:30, at her home on Chestnut street, aged sixty-eight years and six months.  Funeral services will be held at her late residence this (Saturday) afternoon at four o’clock.

A FRIGHTFUL FALL
 MAT TOZER FALLS FROM A FOURTH-STORY WINDOW IN THE PARK HOTEL TO THE ALLEY BELOW
 From the Hannibal, Mo., Courier of Monday
 At 6:30 o’clock this morning our citizens were startled at the news that Mat Tozer had fallen from a window in the fourth story of the Park Hotel to the pavement below, a distance of nearly sixty feet.  Mat Tozer, N. D. Frost and E. F. King occupied double rooms in the northeast corner of the building, but last night Messrs King and Frost were rooming together and Mr. Tozer occupied the room on the alley alone.  This morning he awoke, dressed himself and went into the adjoining room and called Frost and King, telling them that he wanted to be at the office by 7 o’clock.  He then went back into his room and is supposed to have sat down in the window and began to read when he dropped into a dose and fell out to the pavement below.  Mr. Frost heard the fall and ran to the window and saw him lying in the alley apparently dead.  A number of persons saw him about the time he reached the stone-paved alley and gave the alarm.  Drs. Hearne and Gordon  were immediately sent for who responded promptly and made an examination.  They found his left arm broken between the shoulder and elbow, all the bones forming the shoulder joint broken and mangled, his hip bone crushed and broken, a large gash over his left hip, a terrible gash cut over his left eye and injured internally.  The blood was oozing from his mouth and nose and also from the gash over his left hip.  He was semi-unconscious and suffering intense agony.  The physicians at that time were unable to tell whether or not his injuries were fatal, but thought he might possibly recover.  It was a miracle that he was not killed instantly as the alley upon which he fell is paved with rough stone set up on edges.
 Mr. Tozer was a clerk in the Missouri Pacific freight office and a favorite of all the employees.  He was a nephew of G. K. Tozer, the general agent, 26 years old and unmarried.  His parents reside in Pennsylvania and were telegraphed for.
LATER
 The young man lived until about 10 o’clock a.m., although he never recovered consciousness, and finally died without a struggle.  His remains will be shipped to the home of his parents in Athens, Pa., tomorrow morning on the Wabash.

STOYELL   -  DEATH
Death of Deacon Loyal Stoyell
 By the death of Dea. Loyal Stoyell, which occurred soon after midnight, on Wednesday, Nov. 28th, Moravia  loses the last of a generation bearing his name—a name associated with the very earliest history of the place.  A brother, however—Grover C. Stoyell of the town of Summerhill—still survives, the last of a family of thirteen brothers and sisters.
 Loyal Stoyell was born in Moravia, then Sempronius, March 3, 1803, in a log house, standing where is now the store property, on the corner of Main and Aurora streets in this village, his father being Amos Stoyell, a brother of Dea. John Stoyell, Sen., who is credited with being the first white settler on the “Owasco Flats.”  Dra. John Stoyell, Jr., who at the age of sixty years or more, enlisted and died in the service of his country, in the war of the rebellion, was his cousin, and not his brother, as many suppose.  His wife was Miss Emily Cobb, who still survives him, at the age of  76 years—Their children were two—Lieut. George C. Stoyell, who also lost his life in the late war, and Henry, who died about seventeen years since.  Mr. Stoyell’s business was that of a farmer, excepting for a time about 1860, he was proprietor of the Stone Mills.  For the past twenty-five years he has lived a retired life, in the village that has always been his home.  From early manhood he has been a member of the Congregational church, and in 1864 was elected a deacon therein, a distinction which he has ever since enjoyed.  He has been in ill health for three years or more, though his last illness had confined him to the house but about two weeks.  He died ripe in years, honored and respected by neighbors and citizens.
 The funeral services will occur at the Congregational church to-morrow, Saturday, at 2 o’clock P.M., interment to be had in Indian Mound Cemetery.

PETERSON  -  DEATH
 Mrs. John Peterson, a very estimable lady, who has been a terrible sufferer for the past three months, expired on the evening of the Fourth.

CHAMBERLAIN  -  DEATH
 Died at his residence, No. 317 Front street, Owego, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 28, 1888, Lee Newton Chamberlain, aged 80 years.  The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday.  A long life, which stretched out from the birthday in June 1808, when it began at Southborough, Mass., through four score years, exceeding the allotted span, and well spent, as evinced by its history, which consists of a record for honesty and probity, to be emulated, and also evinced by the esteem in which he was held by those, with whom he came in contact both socially or in business.
 When about twenty five years of age, he married Miss Lyida Campbell, who survives him and whose eightieth birthday will occur next month.  Four children blessed their union, Warren, Stephen, Lucy and Hattie.  Two survive him, his second son Stephen Chamberlain, who has carried on the business for several years for the firm of L. N. Chamberlain & Son, and Lucy, now Mrs. E. Harder, both of whom reside at Owego.  They removed to Owego in 1851 and Mr. Chamberlain purchased the boot and shoe manufacturing business of an Englishman named Weaven, which was located in a building occupying the site where now the Carmichael block stands on Lake street.  He added to his manufacturing, the retail business which he carried on in that building for several years, finally purchasing it.  He sold his retail business to Frederick Calhoun and erected the building on Front street, where Wall & Co. Are now carrying on a retail shoe business, where he both manufactured and retailed.
 For a few years he was at Zenia, O., where he carried on a shoe factory in addition to the one in Owego, but soon retired from his Ohio branch devoting his whole time to his original business at Owego.  He exchanged his Front street building with Mr. Truman for the one on Lake street, which is now occupied by L. N. Chamberlain & Son, and sold out his retail business to Messrs. S. L. Smith & J. N. Eldridge, who lost through poor insurance, in the fire which soon after destroyed the Empire block and damaged theirs badly.  From that time he did not devote any time to the retail trade, but continued manufacturing.

PARK  -  DEATH
 This community was greatly shocked last Saturday morning, by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Irving K. Park.  Although her illness had been of long duration, she was not thought to be in a dangerous condition, even by her own family, until twenty-four hours before the spirit took its departure.  The funeral took place from the residence of her father, W. A. Mitchell, on Monday, October 29th, at three p.m. and she was laid to rest in Tioga Point cemetery.  A large concourse of friends attended the services, which were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Barker, rector of the Episcopal church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sawtelle, of the Presbyterian church.  The choir, consisting of Miss M. C. Field of Owego; Mrs. F. M. Wells, J. T. Corbin and F. J. Cheney, rendered in a very beautiful and feeling manner the hymns “Asleep in Jesus,” and “Go Bury thy Sorrow.”
 The last hymn, Mrs. Park has left as a sacred legacy to her friends, for only a few days before her death, she was carried to the piano at her earnest request, where she played and sang it with almost the strength and fullness of health.  Now she is singing the “new song” of a glorified spirit, but she still says to those who loved her, and who are mourning their loss, “Go bury they sorrow, go tell it to Jesus.”
 Mrs. Park was born in Millport, N.Y., June 9th, 1859, but her home has been in Athens, since early childhood.  She was converted in youth, and united with the Episcopal church, of which she has been a devoted active member whenever her state of health permitted, teaching in the Sabbath school and acting as organist and singing in the choir.
 She was married to Irving K. Park, October 7th, 1880.  During the last five years she has had repeated attacks of illness, which terminated in her death October 27th, 1888.

WILLISTON  -  DEATH
 Mrs. Horace Williston, mother of the Rev. Horace Williston, of Candor, N.Y., died at that place Wednesday night.  She had been sick but a very short time and was not supposed to have been in the least danger.  The remains were placed to rest in the Tioga Point cemetery yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Williston was a resident of this borough for many years, and moved to Candor with her son about three years ago.  She was an earnest charitable christian lady, loved and respected by all who knew her.

DARROW  -  DEATH
 Very many hearts in our community were deeply moved by the intelligence on Tuesday last of the death of Mrs George Darrow, formerly Miss Jennie Johnson.  The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Harriet Johnson, and granddaughter of the late Chester Park, one of the pioneers of this village.  Her life had been mostly spent here where she had endeared herself to a large circle of both old and young people.  She had enjoyed excellent educational advantages, and had a mind of unusual brilliancy and culture.  Possessed of more than ordinary beauty of person and character, and generous and loving in her nature, she easily drew and attached to herself a large number of friends in the circle in which she moved.
 About two years ago she was married to Mr. George Darrow and removed to her new home in Wellsville, N.Y.  Recently they had removed to Philadelphia.  Her remains were brought from there on Thursday, and the funeral was attended from the home of her uncle, Mr. D. F. Park, on Friday morning at half-past ten o’clock, the service being conducted by her lifelong friend and associate, Rev. Horace Williston of Candor, N.Y.
 She leaves her mother and husband, with a babe two weeks old.  The deeply stricken and afflicted ones have the earnest prayers and hearty sympathy of all in their sorrow.

NORTHRUP  -  DEATH
 Mrs. George H. Northrup, formerly Miss Belle Kiff, died at her home on Chestnut street Friday afternoon, June 29, in the 27th year of her age.  The death of Mrs. Northrup has brought peculiar sorrow to many hearts.  She was bound to her home and her friends by many strong ties, and has left behind her a young husband and two little girls to whose welfare her life seemed essential.  Through a long and severe illness she clung to life with strong desire and hope, for the sake of those she loved, and whose happiness seemed so closely interwoven with her life; yet she bore her sufferings with patient fortitude and humble submission to the will of  God.  Mrs. Northrup was naturally of a quiet and retiring disposition.  She possessed an unusually generous nature and a loving and sympathetic heart which made her most appreciated by those who knew her best.
 Her funeral was attended on Monday afternoon.  The services were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Sawtelle, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Barker.  A large concourse of friends followed her remains to their last resting place, while very many hearts were filled with sympathy for the truly bereaved family and many prayers went up to the God of comfort and grace in their behalf.

BURBANK  -  DEATH
 In Owego, on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 5th, 1887, little Elsie, youngest child of James and Adelaide Burbank, passed through the gate we call death, into the beautiful land of eternal gladness.  In her brief life of five years and six months, she so endeared herself by her pretty winsome ways, her bright, intelligent face, and loving nature, that the home she has left is very desolate and sorrowful.  But in the home she has entered there are no tears, no heartaches, and there Angels will fill the sweet relationship of brothers and sister.  She has been welcomed by a love so like the mother’s love, so like the tenderness of earthly father, that even this timid shrinking, clinging little Elsie will never pine for little ones here, but loving them still, loving them no less, will ever draw them homeward.  We extend our deepest sympathy to the stricken parents, and brothers and sister, commending them to Him, who alone is sufficient for this sore trial.

JOLLEY  -  DEATH
 Mrs. Robert Jolley, sister of Mrs. H. E. Walker, of this place, died at Philadelphia early in the week of pneumonia, the remains arriving here Wednesday morning.  The funeral was held from the residence of Mr. Walker Friday afternoon, and was attended by a large circle of friends.  Mrs. Jolley was a native of this county, being born and raised in Sheshequin township.  They moved from this place about four years ago and located at Youngstown, Ohio, thence to Philadelphia, where they have lived for about a year.  The deceased was a most estimable woman, and moved among the people in such a manner that hosts of admiring friends surrounded her, who now mourn that she has so suddenly been taken away.

CAMP  -  DEATH
 The death at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning of George Sidney Camp removed from the bar of Tioga county and the legal profession of the state one of its brightest ornaments and members.  His death, never robust, had been less favorable during the fall and at one time his death was reported during an attack of some heart trouble.  Yet he was apparently so much better that the news of his death, coming the morning after he had been seen up street three times the day previous, was almost discredited at first.  His funeral was held at his late residence of Friday at 2 p.m., and attended by the bar of Tioga county in a body, besides the hundreds of citizens, who thoroughly respected the deceased.  The handsome casket was borne by four colored men, with the following as escort:  Hon. C. E. Parker, Hon. D. T. Easton, G. Hewitt, F. E. Platt, Hon. William Smyth and George Truman.
 The last will and testament of the late George Sidney Camp will be admitted to probate Monday with George F. Andrews and A. P. Storrs, Jr., as executors.  It will give the homestead to his sister, Mrs. F. A. Storrs, on payment of $2,500 to his sister, C. C. Gregory.  The household property etc., is divided between these sisters.  His law library is given to his two nephews, S. S. And C. N. Gregory.  His theological and scientific library to Rev. A. C. Mackenzie, Rev. J. H. Kedder, Rev. James McManus, Ref. F. Clark and Rev. W. McDonald.  Ten thousand dollars in trust to Gurdon Hewett, Jr., for sister Abigail W. Noble.  After her death to be divided equally between the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, the Board of Foreign Missions for the Presbyterian church of the United States, the American Bible society, the Presbyterian Committee of Home Missions, the general assembly of the Presbyterian church of the United States for the relief fund for disabled ministers and widows and orphans of deceased ministers, the Children’s Aid society of the city of New York, and the Howard Mission for Little Wanderers of the city of New York; $3,000 in trust for Lorinda Chaffee, $5,000 in trust for Francis A. Storrs; one-half of this after her death to Ida Storrs and Laura Hansell; $5,000 to Charlotte C. Gregory during her life.  After deaths of the above then the proceeds to go to the above seven societies.  Farm and farming property, crops, etc., to pay expenses of burial, etc., and this to above socities:  Herring’s patent safe and two diamond studs, to G. Hewett, Jr.; law books to Nephews Stephen S. And C. N. Gregory.

DENNISTON  -  DEATH
 Freddie, the six-year-old son of W. G. Denniston, died Thursday evening at about five o’clock, the disease being meningitis.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

SATTERLEE  -  DEATH
 Elisha, father of C. H. Satterlee, of this place, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G. M. Angler, at Sare, yesterday (Friday) morning at half-past eight o’clock.  Mr. Satterlee was another of the older settlers of this place, his father, J. F. Satterlee, having been a name sake of Col. John Franklin, whose early years were surrounded with the stirring events of that noted pioneer’s adventures.  The father (John F.) owned the Satterlee homestead (now the Kirby farm), just across the Susquehanna river, and his family have been reared in the active pioneer life that has been experienced in its development.  Mr. Elisha Satterlee was one of the staunch, noble type of manhood, who will be cherished in grateful remembrance by all who honor sterling integrity, honest endeavor and upright character.  His funeral will take place from the house of G. M. Angier, at Sayre, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
 
 

JACKSON  -   DEATH
 Lieutenant John M. Jackson, tax collector of this borough, dropped dead in George H. Northrup & Co.’s store, while attending to the duties of his office, Thursday afternoon.   He was a veteran of the late war and received a gun-shot wound during one of the hard fights in Virginia, from which he never recovered.  The immediate cause of his death was heart disease.  He was a true soldier and an upright citizen.  Funeral Sunday afternoon at two o’clock.
SECOND ARTICLE ON THIS SAME DEATH
 Mr. Jackson, whose death was noticed in the last issue of this paper, was so well known in this community that a more extended notice of his life will be welcomed by many.
 He was born in Orange county, N.J., June 12th, 1815, and removed to this township in 1844, and has since that time resided in this village and its vicinity.  When the civil war came, he responded to the call of his country and enlisted as a private in Company E. 141st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, August 2, 1862.  That he was a brave and efficient soldier none could doubt who knew the man.  In him was just the material of which good soldiers are made.  He was made Sergeant of his company, Feb. 19, 1863; 1st Sergeant, June 1st 1863, and 1st Lieutenant, June 24th, 1865, and was discharged with his regiment May 30th, 1865.
 He received a severe wound in his left breast at Chancellorsville, May 3d 1863, which in a measure disabled him for the rest of his life, and was doubtless the cause of his sudden death.  In his private life, Mr. Jackson was friendly and companionable.  He was very tender-hearted and benevolent, and rigidly honest; traits of character which will cause his memory to be cherished long by many friends.  Although he never woutht for office, he was for a number of years collector of the village and held the office at the time of his death.  He leaves behind him his wife, one son, Mr. E. M. Jackson of Colwell, N.Y., and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret McMorron, of this village, his oldest daughter, Mrs. Charles Borton, having died about one year ago.  These friends desire to express their grateful appreciation to the members of the B.A.R. Posts, Sons of Veterans, the band, and to their friends and citizens generally for kindness shown and services rendered at the burial.
 The funeral services were held on Sabbath afternoon and were attended by a very large concourse.  The services at the house were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Sawtelle, assisted by Chaplain A. R. Jones, of Philadelphia, and the remains were laid to rest in Tioga Point cemetery by his late comrades of Perkins Post.

BAKER  -  DEATH
 The funeral of Judson Baker took place from his late residence on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended.  The services were under the management of Perkins Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and was carried out to the full letter of the regulations.  Captain John Connell being in command.  The armed escort was detailed from Captain John Griffin Camp, Sons of Veterans, and under command of Captain John Sairs.  Mr. Baker was not a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, but having served faithfully for the Union, it was the request of the family that he be taken to his final resting place with military honors.  His old comrades responded readily to the call of their commander, and the services were impressive throughout.

DEGNAN  -  DEATH
 Mrs. Geo. Degnan died Monday night after several weeks of suffering the funeral occurred Wednesday from the Catholic church.

KING  -  DEATH
 It is with sad hearts that we chronicle the death of our friend and fellow townsman, John King, which occurred Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5th, after a brief illness caused by billious fever and blood poisoning.  Mr. King was fifty-nine years of age, was very highly respected and one of the best known citizens of Athens township, and in fact could count within his large circle of acquaintances many warm friends in adjoining townships, especially in Asylum, it being his place of nativity and residence until fifteen years since he moved with his estimable wife to Athens, where he has since lived.  Mr. King was a staunch Republican, a member of the Universalist church, was a man having earnest, decided convictions, conscientious to the performance of duty, and as one of his most intimate friends remarked on the day of the burial, “One had only to become thoroughly acquainted with Mr. K. to find him to be an honest, upright man, one who scorned cant, seeming and hypocrisy,” and we believe lived enjoying in the fullest measure the esteem and confidence of his associates.  Services were observed at his spacious residence Tuesday afternoon, and attended by a large concourse of people.  Obsequies were administered by Rev. Geo. Adams.  The floral tribute attested to the high esteem in which he was held, by their number and beauty.  Interment was at Tioga Point cemetery.  Mrs. King, in her distressing bereavement, has the sympathy of the entire community.  He leaves beside his wife, four sisters and one brother to mourn his departure.

BALDWIN  -  DEATH
 Sunday, June 10th, 1888, at 9:40 p.m., Mrs. Susan Baldwin, at the residence of her son, G. W. Baldwin, 112 Pearl street, Mankato, Minnesota, aged 64 years and 11 months.  Mrs. Baldwin died very peacefully after having been ill for about three weeks with nervous prostration and affection of the heart.  She leaves two sons to mourn her loss:  G. W. Baldwin, of Mankato, Minnesota, and Avery S. Baldwin of Campbell, Minnesota.  Having lost her husband, Nathan Baldwin, who died in Litchfield about eighteen years ago, and two daughters, whom she buried in Elmira, N.Y.; Ada about four years ago, and Martha about two years ago.

DEATHS IN ATHENS AND SAYRE:
 SAMPLE - At the Exchange Hotel, in Athens borough, May 4th, Wm Sample, aged 23 years.
 WOLCOTT – In Athens borough, May 6h, Whyland, two-year-old son of T.D. Wolcott.
 ROUGH – In Sayre, May 7, infant of Randolph Rough
 ACKLEY – In Athens borough, May 8, infant son of Wm. Ackley, aged 7 months.
 NORTHRUP – In Athens borough, May 10, Mrs. Means Northrup, aged about 25 years.  Funeral at the residence of Samuel Northrup, Public street, this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

L’AMOUREUX – DEATH
 The veteran dancing master, Frederick L’Amoureux, died Saturday at his home in Binghamton after a lingering illness.  Professor L’Amoureux had taught dancing and deportment longer than any member of his profession in the State, coming to this locality, where he has had classes ever since, in 1854.  The deceased was a member, honored and beloved, of the American Society of dancing professors.  He pursued his profession in nearly every neighboring city and town; in Binghamton, Owego, Waverly, Sayre, Athens, Towanda, Elmira, Corning, Painted Post, Addison, Hornellsville, and Ithaca.  Few men enjoyed so wide an acquaintance.  Deceased was sixty-four years of age.

DEAN – DEATH
 Owego, N.Y. July 28—Alanson P. Dean, a well-known citizen and business man of Owego, died this afternoon at 2 p.m., in the seventy seventh year of his age.  He was the father of Burdette Dean of Bradford, Pa., Summer Dean and Mrs. George A. King of Owego.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m., and the remains taken that night to Chester, Mass., on Erie No. 12.

MI FINCH – DEATH
 Teddy, son of MiFinch, whom we mentioned as having been run over by a sleigh during the winter, died on Saturday evening last.  He had, to a great extent recovered from his injuries and was out again on the streets, but took a severe cold when pneumonia set in, and ended his life.  Teddy was a bright cheerful boy and the parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this their sad bereavement.
 
 

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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