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1867 - 1869  Wellsboro Agitator Obituaries

Thomas Skelton
Thomas Skelton, of Delmar, who was buried last Monday week, is entitled to something more than a passing tribute of respect. Mr. Skelton was born in the village of Wilberforce, Yorkshire, England, in August, 1843, and was brought to this country by his parents, now living in Delmar, in the year 1844.  The subject of this notice enlisted in Co. A, 149th Pa. Volunteers, Capt. Schield(?), in the summer of 1862, being then about 19 years of age.  He served faithfully until May 6, 1864, when in one of the terrible battles of the Wilderness, he received a gunshot wound in the right arm, and was sent back to Washington, and assigned to Finlay Hospital.--Here he submitted to a resection of the elbow joint, it being thought preferable to amputation, and lay for nearly a year hovering between death and convalescence.  It was in the summer of 1865 before he was discharged and sent home, the wound still festering and discharging.  During the first year of his detention in the hospital it was the privilege of the writer of this to see him every week, and to mark the heroic fortitude and patience which he at all times exhibited.  From the day of his disabling to the day of his death, which took place on the 25th of May--more than three years--he was a great but always a patient sufferer, never very hopeful, and never utterly cast down. So passes away another of the men whose lives have purchased the redemption of the republic from meditated destruction by traitors.  Thomas Skelton was a true patriot, and if any man claim remembrance of the living, his calm is equal and pre-eminently just.  (June 5, 1867, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julia A. Sofield
In Wellsboro, June 2, 1867, Mrs. Julia A. Sofield, aged 60 years.  (June 5, 1867, The Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eva  A. Baldwin
In Ridgeway, Bradford Co, Pa., April 2d, 1867, Mrs. Eva A., wife of Vincent Baldwin, and daughter of Daniel D. and Minerva Dewey, of Tioga, Pa., in the 27th year of her age.  (June 5, 1867, The Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Knapp
Correction.--In our notice of the death of Mr. Knapp, last week there were some errors.  He was born in 1837, consequently was but 32 years old.  We learn by letter from Col. Emery, of this village, father-in-law of Mr. Knapp, that Mrs. Knapp is lying very ill, though not without hope of recovery.  One of their children, a little boy, is dangerously ill, and the physician has little expectation of his recovery.  The family has the sympathy of this community in its severe affliction.  (May 19, 1869, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1869  Tioga County Agitator Obituaries

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Male Potter
In Middlebury on the 30th ult., a little son of A. W. and Matilda Potter, aged 5 mos. and 7 days.  (Wednesday, January 6, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Packer
In Wellsboro, Dec. 31st, 1868, of typhoid fever, James Packer, aged 19 years.  The deceased, when living, was a promising young man, and highly esteemed by all who knew him.  His loss will be deeply felt by his friends and acquaintances.  (Wednesday, January 6, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis
In Morris township, Nov. 24, 1868, Elizabeth Lewis, wife of James Lewis, aged 68 years and 21 days.  Mrs. Lewis at the time of her death, was a member of the 1st Baptist church of Delmar.  For 30 years, she had maintained the christian profession, showing by a consistent life that Christ had been formed in her the hope of glory.  (Wednesday, January 6, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

HODGES - Mrs. Keturah Smith [SRGP 09476]
Keturah, wife of George F. Smith, died in Sullivan, Dec. 6th, 1868, in the 51st year of her age.  The subject of this notice was the daughter of the Rev. Nehemiah and Sally Hodges.  Father Hodges was one of the pioneer local preachers of the M. E. Church in this part of the State, and has long since gone home to his reward.  Sister Smith was converted when about 16 years of age; soon after she connected herself with the M. E. Church, where she has continued a very worthy, faithful member, until her death.  She has been a great sufferer for a year or more, and has borne her sufferings with christian patience, rejoicing in a glorious hope of a future and blissful immortality beyond the grave.  She leaves a husband and seven children and a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss.  (Wednesday, January 6, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eva Ludlow
In Pultney, Steuben Co, NY, Dec. 15, 1868, Eva, only child of G. A. and S. R. Ludlow, aged 1 month and 4 days.  (Wednesday, January 13, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

H. Flor Dewey
In Boise city, Idaho Territory, Dec. 4, 1868, H. Flor(?), son of Daniel and Minerva Dewey, of Tioga, Penna., aged 26 years, 2 months and 19 days.  (Wednesday, January 13, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jonas Erway
In Harrison Valley, Pa., January 5, 1869, Jonas Erway, in the 31st year of his age.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Flora Taylor
In Blossburg, 26th ultimo, in the 21st year of her age, Mrs. Flora Taylor, wife of Mr. E. Mosher.  She leaves a kind husband to whom she had been married only about 1 ½ years, an infant daughter, an affectionate father and mother, a much loved and only brother, and many dear friends and relatives to mourn her loss.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna A. Gile
In Sioux City, Iowa, Dec. 8, 1868, Anna A. Gile, aged 42 years.  Wife of George W. Gile.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Marion Wilkins
Boy killed.  A painful casualty occurred on the log slide at Perry Smith’s Mills on Pine Creek, Tuesday afternoon, 19th inst., Marion Wilkins, son of Oscar Wilkins, aged 15 years, was riding down the slide on a slab, when a log came thundering down upon him, killing him instantly.  This slide was just opposite and in sight of the slide where Mr. Benjamin was killed last month.  Can recklessness go further?  (Wednesday, January 27, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. John Shaw
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Rev. John Shaw, which took place at Himrod, NY, Saturday night, Jan. 16, inst.,--We append a letter from his son, Capt. J. H. Shaw, in which some account of his last moments are given.  It is under date of Jan. 21, inst. “As many of our friends in Wellsboro and vicinity know that I came here a week ago, summoned by a dispatch, stating that father was dying, I will write you a brief account of the last hours of one who, we believe, had many friends among the readers of your paper. “I reached home Saturday, 16th, at 4 P. M., and found that though the taper of life burned low in the socket, still it was bright.  Father had expressed an earnest desire to live until I came, and they were giving him stimulants for that purpose.  After he had greeted me, he seemed entirely willing to go.  He had no apprehensions in regard to the future, and said to a clergyman near him-- “Although the waters are cold, yet will I venture in, and though darkness surround me, there’s a light ahead.”  He failed rapidly after I reached him, but there was no pain, no suffering.  For a few minutes, after 11 o’clock he was pressed for breath, but it was soon over, and he lay as calm as though in a natural sleep, while his short, feeble breath, alone, denoted that the soul was about to take wing.  A few minutes before 12 o’clock he softly whispered: “there is a land far away.”  They were the last words he ever uttered.  His lips moved a little longer, but no sound was audible.  He folded his hands carefully on his breast; closed his eyes; and us the clock began to toll the hour of midnight, without a struggle, but as gently as the twilight fades into darkness, his weary soul took its flight and left us standing around the clay-cold body of a dead father.  We buried him at Dundee, on Tuesday; and although a cold, blustering wintry day, the large audience congregated, told the respect of the dying for the dead, and eight clergymen from distant fields of labor, came to testify of their affection for their deceased brother.  Thus, after 61 years of life---years, cloudy as they were, he said had more of sunshine than storms, and after 38 years actually engaged in the ministry, by the side of his first born we have laid him, to rest until Gabriel shall sound the reveille on the eternal morning, and now, looking back on his past years of toil, and remembering his happy, peaceful death, we can say; “After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.”  (Wednesday, January 27, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ellia Thayer
Died of scarlet fever, at Lambs Creek, on the 24th inst., Ellia, only child of Gulinns(?) and Anna Eliza Thayer, aged five years, three months and 15 days.  (Wednesday, February 3, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Mills Etz
In Mansfield, Dec. 31, 1868, Sarah Mills Etz, only daughter of Mrs. ?, aged six years and five months.  (Wednesday, February 17, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cleveland A. Mathews
In Mansfield, Feb. 9, 1869, at the Soldier’s Orphan School, Cleveland A. Mathews, aged 14 years.  Disease, inflammation of the brain.  (Wednesday, February 24, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jennie Tipple
In Charleston, Feb. 10th, 1869, Jennie, only daughter of Andrew and Ann Matilda Tipple, aged 5 years.  (Wednesday, March 3, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Angeline Ives
In Middlebury, Jan. 18th, 1869, Mrs. Angeline Ives, aged 38 years, 8 months and 13 days.  (Wednesday, March 3, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Arthur Westcott
In Lawrenceville, on Thursday, Feb. 18th, Mr. Arthur Westcott, aged 84 years.  (Wednesday, March 3, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Simmons
In Lawrenceville, Feb. 20, Mrs. Betsey Simmons, aged 38 years.  (Wednesday, March 10, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Octavius Fitch
In Lawrenceville, Feb. 24, Rev. Octavius Fitch, aged 68 years.  (Wednesday, March 10, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Georgie White
In Lawrenceville, Feb. 28, Georgie, son of Chester P. and Harriet A. White, aged 2 years.  (Wednesday, March 10, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Saida Vanhorn
In this village, March 1, Saida, daughter of Rankin L. and C. E. Vanhorn, aged 1 year and 14 days.  (Wednesday, March 10, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Otis G. Hardy
In Charleston, March 7, of Inflammation of the Bowels, Otis G., eldest son of John B. and Clarence Hardy, aged 20 years, 10 months, and 8 days.  (Wednesday, March 17, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Adelia J. Hildreth
In Delmar, March 14, of typhoid fever, Adelia J., daughter of George and Julia Hildreth, in the 14th year of her age.  (Wednesday, March 24, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elnora M. Morley
In Burlington, Bradford Co, Pa., Jan. 17, Elnora M., wife of J. F. Morley, and third daughter of Rev. R. L., and C. E. Stillwell, aged 21 years, 10 months, and 28 days.  (Wednesday, March 24, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin Dyer
In Covington, March 30, suddenly, Edwin, only son of Hon. E. Dyer, aged 29 years.  (Sunday, April 21, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lemuel M. Palmer
In Rutland, Tioga Co, Pa., on Tuesday, March 30th, of inflammation of the lungs, Lemuel M. Palmer, aged 68 years.  The deceased was born in Woodstock, Vt., 1801, and removed to this County in 1837.  He had for 18 years been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died in hope of a glorious immortality.  (Sunday, April 21, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Diana Branch
Died in Lawrenceville, April 13th inst., Mrs. Diana Branch, aged 78 years.  (Sunday, April 28, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. A. Knapp, Esq.
With unfeigned regret we chronicle the death of J. A. Knapp, Esq., on the morning of the 7th inst., at Emporium, Cameron county, after a lingering illness.  Mr. Knapp was born in 1835 and was, consequently, at the time of his decease 34 years old.  He was a native of Tioga county, we believe of Lawrence, where his parents reside.  As Deputy Sheriff of this county, and as Commissioners’ Clerk, he won golden opinions, and will be remembered long and favorably by all.  Few young men possess the tact and the capacity for business which distinguished Mr. Knapp.  In his social relations he was frank and genial, a firm and steadfast friend.  In business, he was the soul of honor and the reflection of punctuality.  Yet the loss to society can hardly compare with the voiceless afflictions which disciplines the hearts of his wife and children, his family and friends.  The world was better for his life.  (Wednesday, May 12, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Wm. English
Obituary.-- Mrs. Wm. English, whose fatal injury by falling from a wagon we chronicled two weeks ago, died of her injuries on Wednesday of last week.  Mrs. English was a superior woman and her loss will be deeply felt in the social and family circle of which she was a beloved member.  She was followed to the grave on Friday by a large number of people.  (Wednesday, June 2, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. P. Eddy
In Brookfield, May 26 ult., Mr. E. P. Eddy, aged 83 years.  Mr. Eddy was one of the pioneers of Tioga County, and died as he lived respected by his neighbors.  (Wednesday, June 9, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Anna D. Catlin
In Charleston, May 12, of Consumption, Anna D., daughter of Joel and Almira Catlin, aged 18 years, 9 months and 6 days.  (Wednesday, June 9, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Borden
In Charleston, June 29, 1869, Mrs. Susan Borden, aged 65 years, 2 months, and 20 days.  (Wednesday, June 7, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Marshal J. Clarke
In Clymer, June 2, Marshal J., only child of Andrew J. and Susan Clarke, aged 1 year, 2 months and 8 days.  (Wednesday, July 14, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma Churchill
In Tiffin City, Ohio, June 14, Miss Emma Churchill, (formerly of Keeneyville, Pa., aged about 28(?) years.  (Wednesday, July 14, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Loena Beckwith
In West Covington, July 14, Loena, infant daughter of Levi and Mary Beckwith, aged 1 year, 4 months, 2 days.  (Wednesday, July 21, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oscar J. Peake
Drowned in Charleston, July 14, Oscar J., son of George W. and Paulina A. Peake, aged 2 years, 9 months, 14 days.  (Wednesday, July 21, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Calvin Hammond
In Charleston, July 13, Calvin, youngest son of Noah and Elizabeth Hammond, aged 10 years.  (Wednesday, July 21, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nathaniel Dickinson
In Middlebury, July 7 ult., Nathaniel Dickinson, in the 52(?) year of his age.  (Wednesday, August 18, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joshua Alfred Knapp
At Emporium, Pa., on the 12th inst., Joshua Alfred, son of Mr. J. A. Knapp, aged 9 months.  (Wednesday, August 18, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gen. John A. Rawlins
Gen. John A. Rawlins, Secretary of War, died of consumption, in Washington, Monday, 6th inst.  Few men in the country possessed in so large a measure the respect and affection of all who knew him.  He was about 44 years old.  (Wednesday, September 15, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Senator Fessenden
Senator Fessenden, of Maine, died at his residence in Portland on Wednesday, 8th inst., in the 63d year of his age.  In his death the country loses one of the few public men who will become historical as statesmen.  Though not an orator, his influence in the Senate was greater than that of any man since Calhoun.  He was honest and incorruptible, a faithful friend and an unrelenting foe.  (Wednesday, September 15, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Ripley
In Richmond, 3d inst., George Ripley, only son of W. B. Ripley, aged 3 years and 3 months.  His sudden departure has created in the bosom of affection a void, the desolation of which no human language can portray, or pen describe.  (Wednesday, September 15, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Manley T. Catlin
In Charleston, July 3, 1869, Manley T., the only son of Dexter P. and Sarah E. Catlin, aged 15 years, 7 months, and 10 days.  (Wednesday, September 29, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Chas. G. Williams
Another editor gone.--Mr. Chas. G. Williams, Editor of the Wellsboro Democrat, died very suddenly at D. D. Holliday’s Hotel, his boarding place, on Saturday night, the 16th inst., aged 37 years.  Mr. Williams has for some time been a constant sufferer from bodily disease, spent last winter doctoring in Philadelphia, and returned in the spring very little benefited.  He was an earnest worker in the Democratic party, was nominated by his party as representative to the Legislature, and defeated at the Election.  His work is finished, and he has died to his final resting place.  The funeral of the decease took place at the Episcopal Church at 10 o’clock a. m., on Monday, and his remains conveyed to the home of his childhood, Hartford, Susquehanna Co, Pa., and deposited in the family cemetery.  (Wednesday, October 6, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Updike
Distressing casualty!--As Mr. James S. English was passing a house lately vacated, about half a mile from this village on the Charleston Road, Friday forenoon, 29th ult., he discovered the body of a child hanging by the head from a window.  He at once hurried to town and dispatched Dr. Webb to the scene.  On his arrival he found the girl quite dead, though the body had been released from its hanging position during Mr. English’s absence.  It proved to be the body of a little girl of Mr. D. H. Updike’s, of Charleston, and about 12 years old.  She had evidently raised the window to look inside, when it fell, catching her by the neck.  Dwellers nearby heard her scream, but did not suspect anything serious to be the matter.  It is long since so distressing an accident has shocked this community.  (Wednesday, November 3, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Grace Gearlaldine Fitzgerald
At Elkland, Pa., on the evening of Oct. 6th, 1869, of typhoid fever, Grace Gearlaldine Fitzgerald, aged 9 years, 9 months, and 24 days.  (Wednesday, November 3, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John I. Mitchell, Esq.
One home in our village, and a wide circle of friends here and elsewhere, were on Wednesday of last week bereft and saddened by the sudden death of Mrs. Mitchell, the estimable wife of John I. Mitchell, Esq.  The deceased was in her 33d year, consequently in life’s prime, and universally esteemed.  Three little children are thus bereaved of a tender mother, a husband of a loving wife, and parents of a faithful and filial daughter.  (Wednesday, November 10, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Capt. Morgan Hart
Capt. Morgan Hart died at his residence in this village, Saturday afternoon, 20th inst., of consumption.  Capt. Hart was for many years a resident of Charleston.  When the six months troops were called but during the war, he enlisted in Co. A. 6th battalion and served out the term.  This batallion was afterward incorporated with the 187th P. V., and the deceased followed his company into the new organization.  He was promoted from time to time, and at last attained to the captaincy of Co. A.  His devotion to duty and his fortitude under discouraging circumstances were marked, and his popularity among his comrades was assured from the first.  Capt. Hart served acceptably as Postmaster at this place for about three years.  He was also a member of the Bar of Tioga county, though failing health for several years seriously interfered with his practice.  He was in his 37th year.  He was buried from the M. E. Church, of which he was a consistent member.  Sermon by Rev. J. F. Calkins.  (Wednesday, November 24, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Abigail Butler
In Blossburg, Nov. 12, 1869, Mrs. Abigail Butler, wife of Wm. Butler, Sen., in the 60th year of her age.  Sister Butler was baptized 35 years ago by Elder Sheardown, and joined the Tioga Baptist Church.  She was one of the few who united in organizing the present Baptist Church in Blossburg.  She has ever been a faithful and consistent christian; giving her last dollar to the cause of missions.  She lived to train-up a large and interesting family of children, seven of whom still live to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother.  Her last hours were attended with great suffering, but the grace of God was sufficient, and with true christian patience and fortitude she awaited the call of the Master to come home.  (Wednesday, December 1, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John B. Clemens
Nov. 29 ult., of congestion of the brain, John B., infant son of Martin and Mary Ann Clemens.  (Wednesday, December 8, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

L. L. Osborn
Near Tioga, L. L. Osborn, aged 2 years, 9 months and 13 days.  (Wednesday, December 8, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1870  Tioga County Agitator Obituaries
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Edwin M. Stanton
Edwin M. Stanton, late Secretary of War, died at Washington, on the 24th of December, 1869, 54 years of age.  The past year has thinned the ranks of the great men of our Country, so much, that it has been a subject of remark; and in no case, has the loss fallen so heavily upon the whole country, as in this.  After long months and years of disappointment and defeat, which came upon us under the policy of conducting a great war on friendly terms, it was Edwin M. Stanton who marshaled our forces, and directed our energies to victory, final and complete.--No man of them all, did more than he, to establish the peace of 1865.  Day and night, he labored for his country without ceasing; and at the time of the war, he found his health gone, his constitution shattered, and his prospects of life even, most uncertain.  Then followed the shameful treachery of Andrew Johnson, and the conflict between them for possession of the War Office--Johnson claiming that he had the right to supersede Stanton without the consent of the Senate.  Stanton surrendered the Portfolio to Grant, under protest.  What might have been the result, had Stanton tamely submitted to the dictation of this mad-man, in the White House, no one can tell.  In the drunken harangues, “swinging round, the circle,” glimpses of monarchy had been foreshadowed; and such is the nature of this Andrew Johnson, that it may well be doubted if any thoughtful Unionist, felt his country safe in such hands.  No one can have forgotten the relief the Nation felt when Stanton said that Grant could be trusted.  Then we only knew Grant as the General who never surrendered; and it was whispered that he might join the Johnson dynasty.  How true he then was, the county soon learned.  He surrendered the War Office to Stanton, on the refusal of the Senate to consent to his removal, and then came the bloodless vigils of the only battle which we recall, that “Ad Interim” Thomas ever fought.  He did not conguer, however, and Stanton held the office till the Senate slutified itself, by its acquittal of Johnson on trial of the Articles of Impeachment.  Only his regard for the friends of the country, induced Stanton to remain in office, after the close of the war.  Ever since, his health has been poor, but latterly he was thought better.--But a few days before his death, he was appointed Associate Judge of the United States Supreme Court, and the nomination was at once confirmed by the Senate without the usual reference in like cases.  And now, before his commission is fairly dry from the hands of the President, he is gone forever, and at rest with his countrymen who fought the battles, and gained the victory for the Union!  When the smoke and din of these times shall have cleared away and subsided; when the passion, prejudice, and animosity, engendered by the late war, and kept alive by the contention, growing out of it, shall have become lost in the calm of old age, and the history of these times shall be faithfully written, no name will stand forth from among the multitude, a which now sound in our ears, so distinct, so unshaken, so grand and eloquent in its own greatness, as that of Edwin M. Stanton!  (Wednesday, January 5, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lovina Spencer
In Richmond, on the 20th of December, 1869, Mrs. Lovina Spencer, aged 68.  (Wednesday, January 5, 1869, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Cole
Scalded to death.--A little child of Dennis Cole in Chatham, aged about three years, was badly scalded on Friday, and died on Saturday, Dec. 31st.  It appears that a tub of hot water was placed on the back of a chair, the little child pulled it over, dashing the contents over its body.  Should this not be a warning to parents?  (Wednesday, January 12, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Meek
In Delmar, Jan. 12th, 1870, Mrs. Mary Meek, in her 60th year.  (Wednesday, January 26, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Margaret Mitchell
In Delmar, Oct. 26th, 1869, Miss Margaret Mitchell, in her 77th year.  (Wednesday, January 26, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Ingham
A respected citizen gone.--A correspondent of the Bradford Reporter writing concerning the death of one of the citizens of our county says:  “You will confer a favor upon the numerous friends and acquaintances of the late Joseph Ingham by giving the following a place in your columns.  Deceased was a native of England, came to this county nearly 50 years ago.  In 1827 he came to Bradford county where for many years he was engaged in business as a woolen manufacturer, and by his had placed himself in good circumstances, when he met with a heavy loss.  His large factory was rendered useless by the destruction of his water power by the Barclay Railroad; so that the breaking out of the rebellion found him comparatively poor.  He took a decided stand upon the Union side by encouraging enlistments and combating the opposition with all his energy, he being strongly ensured for urging men to enlist.  The old hero indignantly replied, “Sir, liberty is sweet : I came to this country to enjoy it.  Two of my boys are already in the army, and if it becomes necessary, I will shoulder my gun and follow them;” and added (in his earnest and forcible manner.) “Liberty is worth fighting for and dying for.”  His son Capt. J. B. Ingham, with his blood sealed his devotion to the Old Flag.  He fell at Antietam, in the spring of 1863. The old gentleman, and his sons, again commenced business near Knoxville, Tioga County, Penna.  Joseph Ingham possessed a mind of more than ordinary capacity.  He retained his mental faculties to the last.  He suffered intensely, at times, for nearly three years, and during my last visit to the family, he made use of the following suggestive language:  Death has marked me for a victim; it has no terrors for me.  I have tried to live an honest life.  I am waiting and praying for the time to come when my sufferings will be over.  Death is nothing.  The Real Man--the Soul--has only to shake off this old, worn-out house of clay and pass to a higher, and I trust, happier state of existence.”  He always maintained a spotless character, was an affectionate husband, an indulgent parent, self-sacrificing patriot, and during his long residence in Bradford and Tioga counties he exhibited all those higher traits of character worthy of Imitation.  He died on Christmas--the day of all the year held by him most sacred--at his residence near Knoxville, Tioga Co, Pa.  (Wednesday, January 26, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George D. Prentice
George D. Prentice, long time the editor of The Louisville Journal, died on the 22nd ult., 67 years of age.  He was a celebrated wit, a fine scholar, and a most pungent and vigorous writer.--That eloquent and beautiful poem, which we have more than once read with a feeling of awe creeping over us, at the end of the last hour of the dying year, and which is familiar to every school boy-- “Closing Year”-- was written by him, and first published in The Journal in 1849.  He kept up a column of “Wit and Humor” in the New York Ledger, fer a long time, which was a reservoir of sparkling thought.  (Wednesday, February 2, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Merrell
Died, Feb. 10th, 1870, Hannah Merrell, widow of the late James Merrell, aged 71 years.  The subject of this notice, and her husband, came to Liberty over 40 years ago, she was a good neighbor, a model woman, and a kind parent, and her loss to her numerous family, and to our community is very much felt.  The cause of her death was disease of the heart.  (Wednesday, February 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Boatman, Sr.
Sudden death.-- Mr. John Boatman, Sr., of Delmar, died very suddenly on Friday last.  It appears that Mr. B. had of late been subject to fits, and being left alone in his house for a short time, was found lying upon the floor entirely senseless.  He lived about four hours after being found.  The funeral took place at the Delmar Baptist church on Sunday last, and was attended by a large concourse of people.  The remains were interred in the Delmar cemetery.  (Wednesday, March 9, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Maguire
At Elkhart, Ind., last week, Mrs. Maguire, in a drunken frenzy, threw a lighted kerosene lamp at her husband.  The lamp exploded, setting fire to the house and the husband’s clothing.  The house and its contents were destroyed, and Maguire was burned to death.  The woman has not been arrested.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Col. Levi Chubbuck
Col. Levi Chubbuck, a well known and highly respected citizen of Wellsboro, died on Friday the 18th of March, 1870, in the 66th year of his age.  He was buried in the Wellsboro cemetery, Tuesday afternoon last.  Services by Dr. J. D. Mitchell.  Col. Chubbuck was a man admired by all who knew him, for his sterling integrity and unimpeachable honor in all things.  Years ago, he was one of the most active business men of the place.  Latterly his health has been poor.  At last he sleeps from every ill and care made free.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah A. Doud [SRGP 06780]
February 5, Sarah A. Doud, formerly of Mainesburg, wife of George W. Raymond, of South Norwalk, Conn., aged 29 years.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eugene Inscho
On the 3d instant, Eugene Inscho, only son of Dyer Inscho, aged 20 years.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ida C. Evans
At her residence in Blossburg, on the 10th instant, Ida C. Evans, wife of Mr. Charles Evans, aged 22 years.  According to her request, the remains of the deceased are to be interred beside those of her father, at Kalamazoo, Mich.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Viola L. Mead
Viola L. Mead, wife of W. B. Mead, and daughter of Hiram Freeborn, died of heart disease, at the residence of her father in Knoxville, Jan. 29th, 1870, in the 25 year of her age, after an illness of just four months, all of which she endured without a murmur or a word of complaint.  Viola became a member of the Sabbath school, at the age of four years, and continued a member and regular attendant of the same school, until sickness compelled her to absent herself, but her interest in the school and her own class in particular remained the same.  But a short time before she died, she called her class into her room, and talked to them on the subject of religion, and pointed them to that Savior, who had so wonderfully supported her in the hours of suffering.  She was converted about four years ago and about two years subsequently united with the Congregational church, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member until called to the fellowship of the church triumphant, which is without spot before the throne of God.  She was a great lover of music; and frequently during the sickness, she invited her friends with whom she had been in the habit of singing, to come to her room and sing with her, and these were really soul refreshing seasons.  Only the day before her death her friends came in to sing with her, and as they sang some of her favorite pieces, such as the “Home of the Soul” and “Rock of Ages,” an unearthly smile seemed to light up her countenance, and it seemed as though we were in the presence of angelic visitors, and when the writer kneeled in that sick room in prayer it seemed more like the vestibule of Heaven than the chamber of death.  Never did he so fully realize the truth of what the poet said.  She leaves a husband, with whom she had been united only about two years, and one brother and sister, and her aged parents.  Isaac Everett.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Olive Robinson
In Halleck, Peerin county, IL, on the 1st inst., Olive, wife of Lyman Robinson, in the 61st year of her age, and formerly of Richmond, Tioga county.  (Wednesday, March 30, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Short
In Westfield, on the 16th inst., Mrs. Polly Short, aged 48.  (Wednesday, March 30, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Alice Remington
In Delmar, on the 57th(?) ult., Mary Alice, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Remington, aged three years.  (Wednesday, April 6, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rush C. Doty, Esq.
In the borough, of Westfield, on the 17th ult., Rush C. Doty, Esq., late of Des Moines, Iowa, aged 30 years.  The deceased was born in Westfield.  About 10 years since he removed to Des Moines, Iowa, where he has since resided.  The funeral service was conducted by the Masonic Order, of which he was an earnest member.  The early death of the deceased is indeed a severe affliction to the young wife, whose future hopes and prospects are based, and moulder in the grave with her departed husband.  And a large circle of friends mourn with her the loss of him, whose sterling qualities of mind and heart endeared him to all.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David Smith
In Gaines, on the 15th ultimo, David Smith, aged 87 years.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Mitchell
Mr. John Mitchell, one of the oldest citizens and first settlers of Jackson, Tioga county, Pa., died at his residence in that town on the 18th of March.  Since 1835, Mr. Mitchell had been a resident of the vicinity where he died.  He was one of the pioneers of that locality, and had encountered all the hardships and privations incident to settlers in a wilderness.  By honesty, industry and frugality, he had acquired a competence, and at all times enjoyed the confidence, respect and esteem of all who knew him.  For many years he was a consistent, zealous christian, and “died in the Faith.  (Wednesday, April 20, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jacob Hoagland
In Harrisburg, April 2nd, Jacob Hoagland, of Susquehanna, Pa., aged 51 years.  (Wednesday, May 4, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jesse Streeter
In Tioga, March 29, 1870, Jesse Streeter, aged 69 years.  (Wednesday, May 4, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Abigail Wetherbee
A good old age.--The funeral of one of the earliest settlers of Tioga county, Mrs. Abigail Wetherbee, took place in the M. Episcopal Church of this village, on Thursday, 5th inst.  She was 85 years of age, and at the time of her death, we believe, had been a resident of Delmar longer than any other person then living in that township.  She experienced religion at the age of 18 years, and was baptized by a minister who was one of only 15 regularly ordained Methodist ministers then in the United States.--For 67 years she professed religion; and, it was said, never turned back.  She had 10 children, 44 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, making 70 in all, 54 of whom are yet living.  In the congregation, we noticed our venerable friend James Locke, of this village, now about 80 years of age.  He has seen many of the earliest settlers of the county fall around him.--Thus, one by one, they are passing away, and very soon there will be none left who can recount from their own experience, the early history of the county.  We should be glad to publish the recollections of any of our pioneer settlers.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Palmer
In Middlebury, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Mary Jane Palmer, wife of David F. Palmer.  She died in great peace.  (Wednesday, May 18, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Knowlton
A son of A. J. Knowlton, of Richmond, was injured by the ears last week.  By some misstep he fell on the rail, and had his arm run over.  He is about eight years old.  Later.--We have learned that the boy has since died.  This should be a warning to all boys to keep away from the cars.  He was standing beside the train while it was passing at full speed, and reaching out to touch the cars, fell with his arms under the wheels.  Keep away from the cars, boys.  (Wednesday, May 25, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clarence A. Pierce
Obituary.--Clarence A. Pierce, a son of the late Stephen Pierce, deceased, died at his mother’s house in this village, Thursday afternoon, the 19th inst., of consumption.  He had been ailing for months.  He was yet young quite young.  We remember him only as a boy, yet he had a manly bearing, which at once commanded respect.  He is said to have met his death cheerfully, having no dread of the future.  To such a spirit, death is nothing.  (Wednesday, May 25, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. C. L. Ward
Mr. C. L. Ward, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Towanda, Pa., died in that place on the 14th inst., of paralysis.  The Day says “Mr. Ward was one of the most courteous and polished gentlemen of the time.  He was rather a literary man than a politician; was at one time connected with the Harrisburg Patriot, and wrote ably and vigorously.  He had collected one of the finest libraries to be found in the house of a private citizen anywhere.  (Wednesday, May 25, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. J. Lutz
In Memorandum.--On Sunday, May 15, 1870, our beloved Brother, J. J. Lutz, member of Blockhouse Lodge, No. 398, of I. O. O. F., departed this life, aged 33 years.  Therefore, be it Resolved, That while we mourn the loss and cherish the memory of our beloved Brother, we bow in humble submission to this afflicting dispensation of Providence, recognizing therein the hand of Him who, in the exercise of His mercy, doth give,  and also taketh away.  Resolved, That in the death of brother Lutz, thus cut off in the early years of his usefulness, we have lost an active and faithful member of our Order, and the community in which he lived a member of society whose worth we shall long cherish in fond and faithful memory.  Resolved, That we tender to our bereaved Sister, the sympathy of every true and faithful heart in our Order; and with her we drop the silent tear of mourning over her early separation from the companion of her youthful years.  Resolved, That our charter frame and regalia be draped in mourning for the space of 30 days.  Resolved, That one copy of these resolutions be furnished sister Lutz, and one each to the Agitator and Democrat for publication.  G. R. Sheffer, L. W. Johnson, J. E. Ault, Committee.  Liberty, May 25, 1870.  (Wednesday, June 1, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ebenezed Adamy
In Arnot, May 22d, 1870, Mr. Ebenezed Adamy, aged 48 years.  (Wednesday, June 1, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ercy Austin
In Wellsboro, May 19, Mrs. Ercy, wife of Hezekiah Austin, aged 67 years.  (Wednesday, June 8, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel P. Dewey
In Wellsboro, Saturday, June 25, 1870, Daniel P. Dewey, aged 34 years.  He leaves a wife and child.  (Wednesday, July 6, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Luther P. Wheaton
In Farmington, May 27, 1870, Mr. Luther P. Wheaton, oldest son of John and Sylva Wheaton, aged 23 years, and 9 months.  The deceased was a promising young man; served in the late war 2 years; was a brave soldier, returned home with a contracted disease, which terminated in his death.  (Wednesday, July 13, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Father Hopkins
Death of Father Hopkins.--Father Hopkins, of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic church, Elmira, died in that city, on Saturday, July 8, 1870.  He was a young man, of rare talents, about 31 years of age, and was stationed at that place to assist Father Bede in looking after of his large parish.  (Wednesday, July 20, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Samson
In Bloss, July 27, 1870, Mrs. Margaret Samson, aged 85 years.  The deceased was a native of North Ireland, and has resided in Bloss upwards of 20 years.  She came to her death by a fall.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church, and died in the full belief of the christian faith.  (Wednesday, August 10, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas Putnam
In Covington, July 12, 1870, Mr. Thomas Putnam, aged 60(or 80) years.  (Wednesday, August 10, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adaline Slosson
In Lawrenceville, Tioga Co, Pa., Sept. 16th, 1870, Adaline, wife of Clark Slosson, aged 59 years, 5 months, and 16 days.  Mrs. Slosson in early life was much loved as a daughter and sister.  In maturer life she was greatly endeared, as wife and mother, a resident of this place for 89 years, she had no enemy.  She was withal a worthy and valued member of the Episcopal church of this place.  (Wednesday, October 5, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John L. Dawson
John L. Dawson, ex-member of Congress, died on Sunday, Sept. 18th, at his residence, Friendship Hill, near New Geneva, the old home of Albert Gallatin.  Mr. Dawson was born in Uniontown, Fayette county, Pa., Feb. 7, 1813.  He was educated at Washington College, and became a lawyer in 1845 President Polk appointed him U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and he was subsequently elected a representative from the State to the 32nd and 33rd Congress, serving during the last term as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture.  In 1862 he was reelected to the 38th Congress, and was a member of the Committee on Foreign affairs.  He was the author of the Homestead bill which passed in 1854, and a delegate to the Baltimore Conventions of 1844, 1848, and 1869, and to the Cincinnati Convention, of 1856, when, on the part of Pennsylvania, he delivered the speech acknowledging the nomination of Mr. Buchanan.  He was appointed Governor of Kansas by President Pierce in 1865(or 1865), but declined the position.  (Wednesday, October 12, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fredie Morsmon
In Charleston, October 2nd, 1870, Fredie, son of Hiram and Jane Morsmon, aged 7 months.  Has gone to sport amongst the unfading flowers of paradise.  (Wednesday, October 19, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Merrick
Died at the house of her son-in-law Luther Shumway, Esq., in Charleston, Aug. 28, 1870.  Aged 82 years.  Mrs. Merrick was one of the last of the pioneers.  She came to the town of Charleston, when young, and was the first woman who came through the woods from the settlement on he Tioga river to Dartt’s settlement.  She married James Dartt, (father of Gillis Dartt, Esq.,) for her first husband, by whom she had a large family of children, 5 of whom are still living.  After the decease of her first husband, she was again united in marriage to Israel Merrick Senior, by whom she had three children, two of whom are living.  Her second husband was the father by a former marriage of Israel Merrick, Esq., deceased, so long and so favorably known in Tioga County, as Commissioners’ clerk.  Her descendants counting those also of her step children number over 120.  Mrs. Merrick, experienced religion, at about the age of 17, and remained a consistent Christian character till her death, a period of 65 years.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, during most or all of that time.  (Wednesday, October 19, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Simon Landis
Died in Sturgis, Michigan, on the 18th of October, 1870, Mr. Simon Landis, formerly of this place, aged 49 years.  (Wednesday, November 2, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1871  Tioga County Agitator Obituaries
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Mrs. Alice Bunnel
In Wellsboro, Jan. 7. At 2 a. m., Mrs. Alice Bunnel, daughter of Leroy Tabor, aged 21 years.  (Wednesday, January 4, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Peter Secrese
In Gaines, Jan. 6, Mr. Peter Secrese, aged 72.  (Wednesday, January 4, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cory Kelley
In Charleston, Jan. 17(?), 1871, Cory Kelley, daughter of George and Mary Kelley, aged 6(or 8) months, and 2 (or 7 days).  (Wednesday, February 1, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stephen Alford
In Tioga borough, Jan. 25, Stephen Alford, aged 83 years.  (Wednesday, February 21, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Kitty Grinnell
In Delmar, Feb. 24th, Kitty, a daughter of Charles P. and Charlotte C. Grinnell, aged 7 months and 6 days.  (Wednesday, March 22, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. H. Whiting
In Covington, on the 24th inst., J. H. Whiting, aged 24 years.  At a regular meeting of Covington lodge, No. 294, I. O. O. F., held at the lodge room March 18, the following resolutions were unanimously passed:  Whereas God, in the providence of death, has removed from among us our worthy and highly esteemed brother, J. H. Whiting, therefore.  Resolved, That while we bow in cheerful submission to the will of Heaven, we feel that in the death of this brother we have lost a true Odd Fellow, a kind friend and an useful citizen.  As an Odd Fellow, it was ever his pride to exhibit toward the fraternity the principles of friendship, love and truth.  In the lodge room he was earnest, attentive and consistent, ever manifesting a high appreciation of the truth and importance of our Order.  As a friend, he was social, cheerful and humane.  As a citizen, he was temperate, industrious and honorable.  Resolved, That we tender to the parents and relatives of the deceased brother our warmest sympathies in this their great affliction.  Resolved, That our hall be draped in mourning for the space of 30 days.  Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the parents of the deceased, and that they be furnished for publication in the Agitator, the Democrat, and the Blossburg Register.  (Wednesday, March 29, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Freddy J. Wilson
In Delmar, on the 4th of March, Freddy J., infant son of Ira C. and Mary J. Wilson, aged 4 months, and 4 days.  (Wednesday, April 5, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Susan I. Bowman
At Hatboro, on the 19th instant, Susan I., wife of Rev. George Bowman and daughter of the late George McLeod.  (Wednesday, April 5, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Dean Dutton
In Tioga, April 27, 1871, Mr. Dean Dutton, in the 71st year of his age.  (Wednesday, May 17, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary P. Williams
In Charleston, May 10th, 1871, Mrs. Mary P., wife of Wm. Williams, aged 44 years, 11 months, and 18 days.  (Wednesday, May 31, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Amos Moore
In Richmond, on the 13th inst., Mr. Amos Moore, aged 70 years and one day.  (Wednesday, May 31, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Chastine Spaulding
In Winchenden, Mass., April 13, 1871, Chastine, wife of Seth B. Spaulding, aged about 47 years.  Mrs. Spaulding was a lady of excellent qualities, having suffered long and patiently with a cancer which finally took her life.  She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Polloy Spaulding of Chatham.  (Wednesday, May 31, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jesse Smith
Mr. Jesse Smith of Rutland, died on Friday, the 26th ult., aged 87 years.  The deceased was a valuable citizen, and always highly esteemed by his neighbors.  He has resided in Rutland, upwards of 50 years.  (Wednesday, June 7, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ann Morgan
Mrs. Ann Morgan, wife of Samuel Morgan, died in Charleston, May 26, aged 66.  (Wednesday, June 7, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Col. M. Welch
At the Cone House in this place, on Thursday the 12th inst., after a short illness, Col. M. Welch, aged 50.  (Wednesday, June 14, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Marcus Lovett
Marcus Lovett--(colored) of Wellsboro, at the County House, June 2d, aged 50.  (Wednesday, June 14, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rachael R. Rand
In West Berlin, Worcester Co, Mass., Monday, May 22d, of tuberculosis consumption, Rachael R., wife of Rev. Francis Rand, and daughter of John C., and Susan Robb, formerly of Farmington, Pa., aged 34 years, the mother of four little ones.  (Wednesday, June 21, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hiram Gilbert
At his residence in Deerfield, on Saturday the 10th inst., after a short illness, Hiram Gilbert, aged 76 years.  (Wednesday, June 21, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lucinda S. Whitcomb
In Tioga, June 6th, 1871, Lucinda S., wife of Owen Whitcomb, aged about 28(?) years.  (Wednesday, June 28, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Julius C. Root
In Wellsboro, June 21, 1871, of quick consumption, Julius C., youngest son of Albert B., and Marinda Root, aged 20 years, 7 months, and 17( or 10) days.  (Wednesday, June 28, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Francis S. Bunnell
In Waterville, Pa., on the 2d inst., Mrs. Francis S. Bunnell, aged 34 years, 8 months and 11(or 14) days.  (Wednesday, July 19, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Woodfield
In Farmington center, of paralysis, Mr. James Woodfield, on June 30th, 1871.  Brother Woodfield was born in Chalford, Gloucestershire, England, Dec. 17th, 1808, and was converted in 1823 under the ministry of the Primitime Methodists.  He was a preacher of the Gospel for 45 years, came to America in June 1857, and kept up his appointments until two Sabbaths before his death.  He was a devoted christian and faithful minister.  (Wednesday, July 26, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Whitney
Mr. Benjamin Whitney, an old resident of Big Flats, and a well to do farmer, died suddenly from the effect of palay on Monday, the 17th, in the drug store of Jones & Webb, Elmira.  He fell on the pavement when stricken, and lived but a few minutes after being carried into the store.  (Wednesday, July 26, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. Kirkpatrick
Killed by the cars in St. Albans, Vt., of the 22d ult., Wm. Kirkpatrick, son of John Kirkpatrick of this village, aged 32 years.  (Wednesday, August 2, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary R. Douglass
In Corning, July 26, of consumption, Mrs. Mary R. Douglass, wife of Charles G. Douglass, of the firm of W. D. Terbell & Co., and daughter of Daniel F. Brown, aged 25 years.  (Wednesday, August 9, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edith Caroline Glassmire
At Ansonia, Pine Creek, Aug. 9, 1871, Edith Caroline, infant daughter of N. M. and Georgiana Glassmire.  (Wednesday, August 16, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robbert Plumbly
In Delmar, Aug. 1, 1871, Robbert, infant son of Calvin and Catharine E. Plumbly, aged 8 months and 3 (or 8) days.  (Wednesday, August 16, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Triphena Johnson
In Delmar, Aug. 12th, Triphena Johnson, wife of Bryant Johnson, deceased, aged 89 years and 1 month.  (Wednesday, August 16, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

SMITH - Mrs. Damie F. Bradford [SRGP 00433]
At Cortland, NY, July 28th, Mrs. Damie F. Bradford, wife of W. H. Bradford, and third daughter of N. Smith, Esq., of Sullivan, Tioga Co, Pa., aged 25 years, 7 months and 12 (or 13) days.  Her remains were brought home for interment.  Rev. Taylor of Mansfield, who only a few short months previous united her in marriage, conducted the bridal service.  Death in claiming her has taken one of earth's brightest jewels, and one whose loss will long be felt in the circles in which she moved.  She was possessed with an unusually sweet and amiable disposition that endeared her to the hearts of all.  During her long and painful illness, no murmur or word of complaint was ever heard.  She failed rapidly the few last days of her life, and on Friday morning her happy spirit took its flight, leaving her countenance bathed in a halo of radiance as though a ray from the better land had left its impress there.  She has left our hearts sad to breaking, yet we know she has only passed before us over the river, beyond which she waits our coming.  Her husband, on whom the afflictions falls heavily, has our warmest sympathy.  Though he feels his dearest hopes are buried.  There is one merciful and strong, who is not unmindful of his sorrow.  He also tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, can bind up his broken heart, and comfort him through all the weary journey of life.  Damie has passed from earth away; but we know in that happier clime where he cherished ones are garnered, we shall meet again. S. S.  (Wednesday, September 6, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry W. Jones
In Chester, Delaware Co, Pa., Sept. 2, 1871, Mr. Henry W. Jones, a graduate and one of the Professors of the State Normal School of the 5th district Mansfield.  Aged 25 years.  (Wednesday, September 13, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Julia W. Doolittle
New York, Sept. 25.--Miss Julia W. Doolittle died in a dentist’s chair in Brooklyn to-day from the effects of a dose of chloroform, taken to relieve the pain while having her teeth extracted.  (Wednesday, October 4, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary L. Jackson
In Keeneyville, Sept. 26th, 1871, Mary L. Jackson, only child of W. E. and Emeline M. Jackson, died of dysentery, aged one year, six months, and 14 days.  (Wednesday, October 11, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julian Gee
Nov. 19, 1871, Mrs. Julian Gee, aged 76 years.  (Wednesday, November 29, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jennie B. Culver
In Silver City, New Mexico, Nov. 7th, 1871, Mrs. Jennie B., wife of E. S. Culver, aged 25 years and one month.  (Wednesday, December 6, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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