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1864 -  Agitator
1864 Agitator Obits

Mr. Wm. Klock
In Charleston, on the 3d inst., at the residence of Abram Hart, Mr. Wm. Klock, aged 23 years, and 7 days.  (Wednesday, January 6, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha Kirkpatrick
In Wellsboro, on the 26th ult., Mrs. Martha Kirkpatrick, wife of John Kirkpatrick, aged 56 years.  (Wednesday, January 6, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Simeon Power
In Lawrenceville, on the 19th ult., Simeon Power, an old and esteemed physician, in the 80th year of his age.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Herbert Vatrous
In Gaines township, on the 9th inst., of diphtheria, Charles Herbert, youngest son of James H. and Betsy Vatrous, aged 7 years, 9 months, and 5 days.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Horace and Ezra Davis
In Mansfield, Nov. 28, 1863, Mr. Horace Davis.  Also, on the 8th of Jan. 1864, Mr. Ezra Davis, brother of the above.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ray Sweet
In Knoxville, on the 10th ult., Ray, only child of Mrs. Maggie E. Seely, and grand son of Rev. E. Sweet, aged 3 years.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel E. Clark
In Whitewater, Wis., in July 1863, Mr. Daniel E. Clark, of Mansfield, Tioga county, Pa., aged 27 years.  (Wednesday, January 20, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah P. Goodenow
In Covington, on the 3d inst., Sarah P., mother of the late T. B. Goodenow, aged 72 years.  (Wednesday, February 10, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mortimer Bullard
In Wellsboro, on the 1st inst., of typhoid pneumonia, Mortimer Bullard, son of Rev. Walter Bullard, and brother of Massena and O. Bullard, aged 26 years, 9 months, and 7 days.  This young man was stricken with the disease which terminated his mortal career, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, less than a week before his death.  His illness was brief, but very intense; all his symptoms were from the time of his prostration, of a marked and alarming character; and it was quite evident to those who visited him on Thursday, (among whom was the writer) that his recovery was exceedingly improbable.  He continued to decline under the malady which had so suddenly and so powerfully attacked him, till Monday night, Feb. 1st, when near 12 o’clock, he expired.  We should judge from his expression in the dying hour that he possessed the use of his reason to the last.  Mortimer came to Wellsboro about four years ago last autumn; and during that period, he proved himself kind, generous, and honest hearted.  The regard felt for him by his young associates, was indicated in the large gathering at his funeral on Wednesday, the Fire Company of the Borough with whom he had been connected, attended in their uniforms, and assisted at the burial.  His young wife, now cast down in the earliest grief of widowhood, claims not only the sympathetic word and tear, but also that sympathy which tells itself in active kindness and truthful generosity.  Left as she is with her little daughter, she should not be allowed for sorrow without the solace of real benevolence.  God grant that such solace may not be withheld from her.  J. D. B.  (Wednesday, February 10, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. M. Sheardown
At the residence of his father in Troy, Bradford County, Pa., on the 13th  or 18th ult., of chronic diarrhea, A. M. Sheardown, M. D., youngest son of Rev. Thomas S. Sheardown, aged 25 years.  The subject of the above notice was a young man of rare and promising ability, having graduated with the first honor of his profession and qualified himself for future usefulness in life.  He began the practice of medicine at Elmira, NY, where on the first call for volunteers, he enlisted in the N. Y. service as a private.  The hardships were too great for him, and after suffering some three months with the typhoid fever he received his discharge and came to Tioga in this county.  There he again entered upon the duties of his profession and won the esteem and friendship of all who knew him.  At the time of the last invasion of Pennsylvania he received the appointment of assistant surgeon in the U. S. Army, and joined the 107th Regiment Pa. Vols., and while engaged in caring for the sick and wounded at the hard fought battle of Gettysburg, disease fastened itself upon him, and after months spent in camp and hospital he was transferred to the embrace of his fond parents, when, after lingering shine three weeks, he took an affectionate farewell of friends, and committing himself to his Savior, he calmly and meekly passed from the battle-field of life, as we rest, so that world where wars and rumors of wars are heard no more.  (Wednesday, February 17, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James L., Mary E., and Sarah K. Marsh
Of Diphtheria, Jan. 22d, 1864, in Gaines Township, James L., youngest son of Levi H. and Kezia Marsh, in the 16th years of his age--, also, Mary E., in the 18th year of her age, (Jan. 1st),  and while the parents hearts were still bleeding, again death enters their door and takes from their embrace, (Feb. 2d), Sarah K, their youngest daughter. M. S. K.  (Wednesday, February 24, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Steele
In Delmar, on the 18th ult., Sarah, wife of Gordon(?) Steele, aged 60(?) years.  (Wednesday, March 9, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Survivah Potter
In Charleston, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Survivah(or Surviah) Potter, wife of Peleg Potter, aged 68 years.  Sister Potter had been for nearly 50 years a faithful member of the Baptist Church, and by the grace of God, she adorned her christian profession most nobly.  The Bible was her source of moral light and Christ her dependence.  She was emphatically a large hearted, liberal minded christian.  In the death of this exemplary and highly esteemed sister, a wide breach has been made in the family circle, in the church and in the community.  But while their loss is deeply mourned, there is this great consoling thought that “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  P. Reynolds.  (Wednesday, March 9, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harriet Watrous
Harriet, wife of Charles B. Watrous, Feb. 22d, 1861, in Gaines, Tioga Co., Pa., in the 27th year of her age.  The subject of this brief notice was born in Canton, Steuben County, NY.  In the 21st year of her age, she gave her heart to Christ, and united with the regular Baptist Church, of which she remained a consistent and worthy member to the day of her death.  Wherever sister Watrous was known either as relative or friend she was highly esteemed and ardently loved.  She was an intelligent, worthy christian whom no church or community could spare, without conscious loss.  Her disease was typhoid fever of which she suffered much but her triumphant faith bore her patiently through, and gave her closing days a peace and joyfulness which it is the privilege of but few on earth to possess.  She has left the companion of her early choice and two small children, together with a wide circle of relatives and friends, to mourn their early loss.  (Wednesday, March 9, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elijah John Dunn
In Wellsboro, on the 13th instant, Elijah John, son of Elijah and Ann Dunn, aged 11 years, 10 months, and 27 days.  (Wednesday, March 16, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henrietta King
In Mansfield, on the 10th instant, aged 30 years, Henrietta, wife of Martin King, Esq., (late conductor on the Corning and Blossburg road).  The morning of the 10th instant, around our village filled with unaffected sorrow, as the church bell echoed the sad news, “Mrs. King is no more.”  A peaceful, and happy earthly life was suddenly terminated.  Surrounded by all that heart could wish of worldly good, having just entered a new and beautiful residence, built and adorned by the taste of her kind, affectionate and faithful husband, with many warm and devoted friends, we had almost thought she could not die.  But, alas! how fleeting are the hopes of earth.  “In an hour that we think not, the Son of man cometh.”  Though her death was so unlooked for by others, it was not wholly so by her.  He who had ordained to call her home, had, as we hereby trust, given her grace, not only to prepare her for the mansions of earth, but of heaven.  Warning and admonishing her friends earnestly beseeching them, to prepare to meet her in the land of the blessed, she died from earth, in hope and fear.  May her “dying words“ be ministering angels to her weeping and lonely husband and mourning friends.  (Wednesday, March 16, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Norman Francis
In Delmar, on the 18th instant, Mr. Norman Francis, aged 40 years.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harvey Reese
In Charleston, on the 2nd ultimo, Harvey, son of Josiah and Matilda Reese, aged 20(?) years and four months.  He bore two years and eight months of the most painful sickness.  He bore it with the patience of Job.  He believed all the time, until the last day, that he would get well, but when he gave up he called his mother and his grandmother to his bedside, and gave them a parting kiss, and told them that he had but a short time to stay with them.  His mother asked him if he was willing to go, if he was called upon.  He said he was, and looked up and smiled, and at 7 o’clock he told them that he was going to die, and he turned his eyes towards Heaven, and died without even a struggle.  May we all be prepared, and as willing to go when called upon as he was.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Inez Blanch Prutsman
In Tioga township, on the 6th of December last, of diptheria, Inez Blanch, oldest child of Mrs. Geo. Prutsman, aged nine years and nine months.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Ellen Prutsman
On December 13th, of diptheria, Mary Ellen, daughter of Mrs. Geo. Prutsman, aged 6 years and 9 months.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elija I. Clark
In Richmond, on January 25th, Elija I. Clark, aged 80 years and seven months.  His end was peace.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa)

Ellen Nickison
In Charleston, on the 9th instant, Ellen, wife of Hiram H. Nickison, and only daughter of Tilden Cruttenden, aged 24 years.  The subject of this notice was the first that embraced the religion of the Bible mantle community in which she lived.  But she lived to see many of her friends and associates won to the fold of Christ, who doubtless in the last day well rise and call her blessed. H. A.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Smith
In Gaines, on the 18th of January last, of diphtheria, Samuel Smith, aged 9 years.  Sammie was a lovely boy with sparkling eyes, and booming with health, out sickness came, and in a few short days removed him from the embrace of a fond parent, and many loving friends, who, with stricken hearts and tearful eyes, followed little Sammie to the silent tomb, where his little form will rest until the resurrection morn.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Willard
In Tioga township, on the 29th ultimo, Mrs. Mary Willard, aged 94 years.  This aged woman was among the first settlers of this county.  Her husband built the first frame house in Tioga village.  She became a member of the Baptist Church at the age of 70, and adorned her profession until the day of her death.  The Bible was her daily companion, and so long as her strength lasted, she did not forget to bow at her altar of prayer.  As she lived, so she died, in peace with all mankind, and in peace with her God.  (Wednesday, March 30, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Peterson
In Ridgebury township, Bradford county, on the 21st instant, Daniel Peterson, aged 97 years.  He leaves to mourn his loss, eight children, 66 grand children, 98 great great grand children, and four great great grand children.  (Wednesday, March 30, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Laura English
In Wellsboro, on the 26th ult., Laura, youngest daughter of Richard and Lovisa English, aged 9 years, and 20 days.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stella Florida Bowen
In Farmington, of diphtheria, on the 7th ult., Stella Florida, only child of Geo. W. and Amanda M. Bowen, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 8 days.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Wesley Dailly
In Middlebury, Feb. 3, 1864, Charles Wesley Dailly, aged 13 years, 8 months and 23 days.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eunice Daggett
In Tioga, on the 22d ult., Mrs. Eunice Daggett, wife of Seth Daggett, aged 74 years and 7 days.  Fifty-three years a wife and resident of Tioga county, she saw the wilderness disappear as soul shadows were dispelled by her kindly influence--Ever self sacrificing our memories are filled and the life page kept by the recording rigid shines with the luster of untiring, unobtrusive acts of kindness.  Silently as the day tide ebbed, the life current failed and she was at rest.  The glory of a long life well spent adds radiance to the halos of the redeemed.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Borden
In Delmar, on the 31st ult., Mrs. Hannah Borden, aged 50(?) years.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret M. Butler
In Delmar, on the 6th instant, Mrs. Margaret M. Butler, aged 64 years.  In the death of Mrs. Butler, the church, her relatives and the community at large, have met with an irreparable loss.  Twenty nine years since she was united in marriage to Weilman Butler, of Delmar--thus taking charge of his five motherless children, to whom she endeared herself by the most motherly and christian affection.  Never have we known a greater exhibition of patience and christian resignation than was manifested by the deceased under the most extreme suffering--her disease being a cancer in the breast.  Mrs. Butler had been a member of the M. E. Church for many years, and her exemplary walk as such is worthy of imitation by all.  In her the poor and needy found a friend indeed who was ready and willing to administer to their wants.  (Wednesday, April 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Jones
In Annapolis, Md., on the 1st inst., Mr. William Jones, of Co. G, 45th Reg’t Pa. Vols., aged 16 years, 9 months, and 15 days.  (Wednesday, April 20, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary E. Bernauer
In Gaines, on the 20th ult., of diphtheria, Mary E. Bernauer, daughter of Joshua and Lucy R. Bernauer, aged 3 years, 11 months, and 7 days.  (Wedneday, May 4, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fanny A. Kelly
In Delmar, on the 5th inst., Fanny A. Kelly, daughter of Erastus and Amrilla Kelley, aged 4 years and 2 months.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert A. Root
In Delmar, on the 8th inst., Albert A., son of Joseph and Harriet L. Root, aged 2 years, 1 months and 23 days.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles C. Bly
In Richmond, on the 4th instant, of jaundice, Charles C., son of Daniel and Matilda Bly, aged about 8 years.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mandadell Butler
In Delmar, on the 30th ult., of measels, Mandadell, daughter of Zadoc and Candace Butler, aged 1 year, and 7 months.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hial Peake
In Charleston, on the 19th ult., of diptheria, John Hial Peake, aged 12 years, 3(?) months, and 1 day.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sleeman Shumway
On the 26th ult., after a sudden and brief illness, Sleeman Shumway, aged 67 years, and 18 days.  He was one of the earliest settlers in this county, having come into it 59 years ago.  He had his home till the time of his death, where his son, Palmer Shumway now resides, in the town of Charleston.  He leaves a wife at the age of 69 years, and five children to mourn his departure.  He was buried with Masonic obsequies, on Thursday, May 5, the funeral being held at the school house on Shumway hill.  J. D. B.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ebenezer Murray
In Wellsboro, on the 6th inst., Ebenezer Murray, aged 96 years.  This venerable colored man and citizen came into this region of Pennsylvania, as long ago as the year 1804.  He had formerly lived in Delaware, where he was in the service of a man of the name of James Murray.  From this man he derived the name of Murray.  The name of his own father and mother was Parker.  A gentleman, of the name of Wells bought his service for five years from Murray, with the understanding that at the expiration of that time he should be free.  When the five years were over, Mr. Wells brought Ebenezer and his wife Hetty (who still survives at an advanced age) into this country, and settled on what is now the Eastman farm in Delmar, the whole country being then an almost unbroken forest.  After three years, Mr. Wells went to Philadelphia for the purpose of purchasing the tract of land where he had fixed his dwelling, and while there he fell a victim to the yellow fever.  His name is now perpetuated in that of this place--Wellsboro.  On the death of Mr. Wells, Ebenezer and his family moved to the spot where his own death occurred.  He had been an invalid for about seven years, and nearly helpless for about three years; yet through all his sufferings, he exhibited true christian patience, and the humble, cheerful, manly spirit of a real servant of the Most High.  He was converted to a religious course of life when he was in Delaware, through the instrumentality of a colored preacher in the M. E. Church.  His many excellencies are truly worthy to be remembered and imitated.  (Wednesday, May 11, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John W. Lakey
In Nashville, Tenn., on the 17th ult., of measles, John W., son of Luther and Aseneath Lakey, aged 18 years, and 26 days.  The subject of the above notice was one that started in response to the late call of President Lincoln for 300,000 to mingle with the brave combatants in suppressing this awful rebellion.  The motive that called him hence is worthy of note; considering the briefness of his years.  His parents tried to persuade him that he was too young, and had not better go.  But with the bravery of the Spartan, Leonidas, he replied:  This rebellion has got to go down!  My going may save some one that has got a family to leave.  God will take care of me.  J. W. Taylor.  Chatham, Tioga Co., Pa.  (Wednesday, May 25, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nettie May Lester
In Delmar, of diphtheria, on the 29th ult., at the house of John Butler, Nettie May, daughter of Thomas Lester, aged 4 years, 7 months, and 11 days.  (Wednesday, July 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Abram Gile
In Division Hospital, on the 3d ult., from wounds received in battle near Gaines Hill, Va., Mr. Abram Gile, member of Co. G, 45th Reg’t, P. V., of Richmond, Tioga county, Pa., aged 31 years, 3 months, and 16 days.  (Wednesday, July 13, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry C. Bailey
In Middlebury, on the 6th inst., Henry C. Bailey, adopted son of Copins(?) and Caroline M. Bailey, aged 22 years, 6 months and 14 days.  (Wednesday, July 27, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Jane Bowen
In Charleston, on the 11th, of diphtheria, Sarah Jane, daughter of David and Sarah Bowen, aged 14 years, 3 or 8(?) months, and 24 days.  (Wednesday, July 27, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Wm. Reese
In Charleston, on the 2d inst., Mrs. Wm. Reese, aged 60 years.  Mrs. Reese was a faithful christian of the Welsh, Independent Church.  (Wednesday, July 27, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wilfred Henry Dailey
In Middlebury, on the 24th ult., of consumption, Wilfred Henry Dailey, of Co. E, 99th N. Y. Vols., aged 23 years, 6 months, and 29(?) days.  He was loved and respected by his regiment for his valor on many a hard fought field, none knew him but to love him, and none spoke of him but to praise.  He died in the love of Christ, his Redeemer.  Our loss is his eternal gain.  (Wednesday, July 27, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Church, Jr.
In Chatham, at the residence of his father, on the 8th day of April, 1864, of chronic diarrhea, Daniel Church, Jr., aged 25 years.  The subject of the above notice was a young man of rare and promising ability.  By his integrity, kindness, and affability, he had won the esteem of all who knew him.  At the commencement of this Great Rebellion he was one of the first to take up arms in the defence of his country.  He enlisted as a private in the 45th Reg’t Pa. Vols., where he was ever found in the discharge of every known duty, facing the enemy in 11 holy contested battles.  But alas, the hardships of a camp life proved too hard for him that while every feeble on the 9th day of February, 1864, he was permitted to return to his native home, that after the period of nearly eight weeks he took the parting and with an affectionate farewell of friends and committing himself to the Saviour, he died, we trust, to that better land where wars and rumors of war are heard no more forever.  May the consolations of the Lord be a refuge for the parents and friends who are so sadly bereaved by his death.  W. B. S.  Knoxville, Pa., July 22, 1864.  (Wednesday, July 27, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Matson
In Broad and Cherry St. Hospital, Philadelphia, of wounds received at the battle before Petersburg, William Matson, of Co. B, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, (son of Mr. E. Matson, of Delmar), aged 20(?) years.  (Wednesday, August 3, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Louisa Morris
In Philadelphia, on Thursday morning, August 4, Louisa, youngest daughter of the late Samuel W. and Anna Morris.  (Wednesday, August 17, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary R. Miller
In Delmar, on the 28th ult., of consumption, Mary R., wife of Lewis Miller (deceased), in the 58th year of her age.  (Wednesday, August 17, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert C. Balfour
At City Point, on the 1st inst., of malarial fever, Robert C. Balfour, son of Alexander and Mary Ann Balfour, soldier in the Army of the Potomac, aged 16 years, and 6 months.  He enlisted April 1, 1864, in the 187th Reg’t Pa. Vols., Co. I, Capt, Little.  He took part in the battle of Petersburg, on June 16, and came out unharmed.  Shortly after, he was attacked with fever, and placed in hospital at City Point, where he died.  His father visited him several days before his death, but found him too feeble to speak, and barely able to testify by signs to the fact of recognition.  Robert had been a Sunday School pupil in the Episcopal Church before he went to the war; and he will be remembered with sadness by his young class mates who regarded him with affection.  He had long desired to enter the military services, and at last having obtained the consent of his parents, to whom he was always fondly obedient, he went forth and mixed in the great strife.  The young soldier has fought his last battle; but, being dead, he yet speaketh!  (Wednesday, August 17, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nancy Jane Wingate
In Charleston, on the 1st inst., of inflammation of the brain, caused by a contusion, Nancy Jane, daughter of William and Nancy Wingate, aged 6 years, 7 months, and 16 days.  (Wednesday, August 24, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Louisa Jane Levegood
In Liberty, 9th inst., of consumption, Louisa Jane, daughter of George and Mary Levegood, aged 25 years and 7 months.  (Wednesday, August 24, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Otis Jenks
In Racine, Wis., 14th inst., of cholera infantum, George Otis, infant son of Rev. Geo. H. and Emily S. Jenks.  (Wednesday, August 24, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cyrus C. Dort
On the 29th ult., in the Government hospital, Philadelphia, Cyrus C. Dort, of Delmar, aged 36.  Mr. Dort enlisted in Capt. Merrick‘s Company (Co. A, 187th P. V.), last February.  He participated in the attack on Petersburg on June 18th, and was wounded in the right arm, which was amputated at the shoulder.  He was sent to Philadelphia, and was doing well, when typhoid fever set in and resulted family.  It is a sensation to his friends to believe that he died at peace with his Maker.  (Wednesday, August 24, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary P. Bache
In Wellsboro, Aug. 27, 1864, of diphtheria, Mary P., third daughter of J. N. and Sarah Bache, aged 9 years.  (Wednesday, September 14, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alice Peake
In Charleston, on the 19th inst., Alice, daughter of Willis and Julia Peake, aged 11 years, 2 months, and 29 days.  (Wednesday, September 28, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna P. Cone
In Wellsboro, Oct. 9, 1864, Mrs. Anna P. Cone, wife of A. P. Cone, Esq., aged 37 years.  (Wednesday, October 12, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Carrie M. McLane
In Middlebury, on the 30th ult., Carrie M., youngest child of A. A. and M. J. McLane, aged 1 year, and 9 months.  (Wednesday, October 12, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ambrose Place
In the hospital, on the 28th day of Sept. 1864, near the Relay House, on the Baltimore and Ohio R. R., Md., of typhoid fever, Mr. Ambrose Place, of Battery H, 3d Pa. Artillery in the 39th year of his age.  Mr. Place was a resident of Farmington.  When the President called for 500,000 volunteers in Jan. last, he thought it his duty to go so he hastily ranged his business and enlisted on the 29th of Feb. 1864, in Tioga, under Capt. Hugh McDonald, a very worthy officer then recruiting in this county.  Mr. Place was a worthy, noble soldier, always ready to do his duty when called on, was always found at his post in time of need.  We miss him and mourned and sympathize with the widow and fatherless children.  He was buried with military honors, and leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, October 12, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Louisa S. Burns
In Charleston, on the 7th inst., Louisa S., daughter of George H. and Nancy S. Burns, aged 6 months.  (Wednesday, October 26, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Edwards
In Bangor, Wis., at the residence of Rev. John Davies, Mrs. Mary Edwards, widow of David Edwards, of Charleston, aged 82 years, 10 months, and 3 days.  She was a member of the Unitarian order from the early youth.  (Wednesday, October 26, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Elizabeth Barker
In Gaines, on the 30th ult., of diphtheria, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of George W. and Susan N. Barker, aged 13 years, 2 months, and 24 days.  (Wednesday, November 16, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Siebil A. Close
In Delmar, on the 28th ult., of diphtheria, Siebel A. Close, daughter of Charles and Jape Close, aged 8 years, 3 months, and 6 days.  (Wednesday, December 14, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary E. Close
In Delmar, on the 5th inst., of diphtheria, Mary E. Close, daughter of Charles and Jane Close, aged 14 years, 5 months, and 29 days.  (Wednesday, December 14, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas O. Godden
In Beverly Hospital, NJ, on the 21st of August, 1864, Mr. Thomas O. Godden, aged 32(?) years.  Another citizen has died from our midst, another soldier has put off his armor and entoured the rest which not broken by the bugle’s call or cannon’s roar.  Thomas O. Godden was born in Bloomfield, Ontario Co., NY.  Five years ago he removed with his family to this place.  In February last he volunteered his services to Co. A, 187th Reg’t P. V., and was with his Regiment until after the battle in front of Petersburg, June 15th.  He was taken sick the 1st of July, and went to the Division Hospital where he remained until the 1st of August, then was removed to the Hospital at Beverly, NJ, where he died.  Mr. Godden leaves a widow and little son, and other relatives, to mourn his loss.  Among those last named, are two brothers still in the service of their country.  (Wednesday, December 14, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William D. West
In Covington, on the 9th instant, William D. West, in the 43d year of his age.  (Wednesday, December 21, 1864, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1865 -  Agitator

1865 Agitator Obits

Mrs. Lucia M. Fish
In Tioga, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Lucia M. Fish, aged 56(?) years, formerly of Wellsboro.  (Wednesday, January 11, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alfred Toles
At the 10th Army Corps Hospital, near Jones’ Landing, Virginia, on the 14th ult., of typhoid fever, Alfred Toles, of Co. F., 11th Pa. Cavalry, aged 19 years, 3 months and 3 days.  His remains were brought home and interred in the Wellsboro Cemetery, January 8, 1865.  Mr. Toles was a native of Chatham township, in this county.  He enlisted in September last, as have hundreds of thousands, from a pure sense of duty.  He only desired to strengthen the hands of his friends in the army.  He was immediately sent to the front, placed upon picket duty, and before he had been one month in the service, his Regiment charged up to the very gates of Richmond and had an opportunity of seeing the Capital of Rebeldom.  Upon this occasion, he had his horse shot under him.  But he was not permitted to serve out his term of service.  During the latter days of November he was seized with that terrible disease, the typhoid fever, and died after a short, but severe illness.  The death of a good man is always a public calamity.  The death of a patriot is always a public loss.  In this great contest for the vindication of our country’s honor, many of the bravest and truest have fallen, and to-day, if never before, the soil of Virginia is sacred, by reason of the many heroes that there have slept, and are sleeping, in soldier’s graves.  In the decease of this young man, his parents have lost a kind and dutiful son; his brothers and sisters an affectionate and obliging brother, and society one who was ardently devoted to his country; who thought his life not too great a sacrifice to offer upon its alter.  Full of that enthusiasm which naturally prompt the young to do right, he left home, friends, and all the comforts of life for the sole purpose of helping save our institutions from the Vandal hands of armed rebels. What is true of the subject of this sketch is true of tens and thousands.  In all wars, victories and defeats have altered.  Wars have always brought with them miseries, woes, and sacrifices.  But none other has ever beheld such a generous burst of patriotism--such devotedness upon the heart of the people, and such a “rallying round the flag” by the young men of the nation.  Let one wander over the battle-field of the Republic--let him behold the many newly made graves--let him go through the encampments of our volunteer armies and there witness the patience with which they perform their heavy service, and the courage with which they face the dangers which ever surrounds them, and he will involuntarily exclaim “God bless the American Volunteer!”  Whatever may be the future of this people--whatever may be the greatness and glory of the American Republic, we owe it all the brave heroes who have bravely fought and nobly died in its defense!  Let us then drop a tear in memory of the brave souls, who have watered Liberty’s Tree, with their Life’s blood!  Let us not when surrounded by the comforts of home, and the luxuries of life forget the memories of the heroic dead or those brave men, who to-day, are far from friends and home standing in the rifle pits protecting our homes from invasion, and saving our country from destruction.
“Rest?  Rest?  Yes, on a holier shore,
Where toil, and turmoil cease,
Where present conflicts come no more,
But all is hushed to peace,
Perpetual calm shall fill his breast
When passed o’er life’s rough sea
O, will not that eternal life
Be rest enough for me?
(Wednesday, January 18, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

MUDGE - Mrs. Betsy Elizabeth M. Holden [SRGP 21647]
In Richmond, on the 1st inst., of typhoid fever, Mrs. Betsy Elizabeth M. Holden, wife of D. L. Holden.  (Wednesday, January 25, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)[Prospect Cemetery]

Cyrus Blue
In Clymer, on the 5th inst., Cyrus Blue, of Co. H. 67th P. V., a re-enlisted veteran, from the effects of sun-stroke before Petersburg, in June last, aged 25 years.  (Wednesday, February 8, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elijah Wedge
In Middlebury, on the 27th ult., Elijah Wedge, aged 105 years.  (Wednesday, February 8, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Geo. Campbell
In Wellsboro, on the 26th ult., Geo. Campbell, aged 52 years.  (Wednesday, February 15, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bishop Ephraim Kimball Blair
A sad and extensive bereavement.--Died in Salt Lake City, August 17th, Bishop Ephraim Kimball Blair, in the 51st year of his age.  He was a man whose mind was richly stored with the good things of the Kingdom of God and was ever ready and energetic in carrying out the measures of his superiors in the Priesthood.  He was brilliant in thought and quick to perceive the revelation and whisperings of the Holy Spirit.  He leaves nine wives and 43 small children to mourn his untimely and Verily, in the midst of wives we sometimes kick the bucket.  (Wednesday, March 1, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ettie Estella Smith
In Chatham, on the 25th of Dec., 1864, of lung fever and croup, Ettie Estella, daughter of Sinclair and Nancy J. Smith, aged 4 years, 5 months, and 11 days.  (Wednesday, March 1, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary E. Elliott
In Charleston, on the 26th ult., Mary E., daughter of Oliver and Mary A. Elliott, aged 21 years, 6 months and 16 days.  She sank in death like passing into a sweet and tranquil slumber.  Her even life, her subdued and modest spirit, her regular attendance upon the services of the sanctuary, and her faithful labors in the Sabbath School rendered her endeared to many, and presented her as a beautiful model of true worth and virtuous nobility.  She dies lamented by loving relatives, and a large circle of friends of admiring friends are saddened by her departure.  We are consoled with the thought that it is a slumber from which she will arise in bright and glorious beauty.  (Wednesday, March 8, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charlie P. Whitcomb
In Tioga, on the 26th of Jan. 1865, Charlie P. Whitcomb, son of Charles and Eliza Whitcomb, aged 13 years and 8 months.  (Wednesday, March 15, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Brenneman
Horrible accident.--The Pittsburg Gazette says:  “On Friday a German, named John Brenneman, was accidentally killed while at work in the Clinton Mill, Monongahela Borough.  It appears that one of the men employed about the mill had picked up a gun barrel which had been purchased with some old scrap iron, and filled it with water.  Noticing that the water did not flow through the tube, he threw it down.  A short time after he came back, picked it up, and thrust the breech of it into the furnace, for the purpose of heating it to light his cigar.  It exploded almost instantly, the ball entering the head of the deceased, who was at the time engaged in piling iron a few feet from the furnace.”  (Wednesday, March 22, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Wilkinson
In Charleston, on the 11th inst., James, only son of James M. and Ann Jane Wilkinson, aged 13 years, 2 months and 14 days.  (Wednesday, March 22, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Sando
In Middlebury, on the 30th of Jan. 1865, of disease contracted while in the service of his country, William Sando, in the 22d year of his age.  The subject of the above notice enlisted in the 6th Reg’t Pa. Reserves, at the commencement of this “cruel war,” and remained three years during which time he was in several battles and escaped unhurt.  He returned home last fall honorably discharged.  He was an only son and leaves his aged parents and five sisters to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, March 22, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Carlton T. Chapman
In Salisbury, NC, Feb. 8, 1865, Carlton T., son of S. and R. Chapman, aged 20 years.  At first when Southern traitors assailed our flag, and the clash of arms called Northern freemen to its rescue, was our boy among them.  But being too young to endure the hardships of war, he receded from it, only for his youthful patriotism to grow with his growth and strengthen when his strength till at length his burning zeal for love of country bursts forth, and he goes again to his country’s call,--not to return as before--not to die on the field of battle, but in a dreary Southern prison.  Notwithstanding the sufferings he endured in the prison, he was faith to the dear old flag, to the last.  He leaves his parents and sisters, with a large number of friends, which he gained by his noble and generous heart, to mourn his loss.  Lawrenceville, March 30, 1865.  (Wednesday, April 5, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin Stage
In Delmar, 1st instant, of lung fever, Benjamin Stage, aged 53 years.  He leaves a widow and five daughters, and one son in the army to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, April 5, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John S. Beach
In Salisbury Prison Hospital, NC, of inflammation of the lungs, John S., eldest son of J. and S. Beach, of Elk township, Tioga county, Pa., aged 27 years.  He enlisted in Co. I, 45th Reg’t P. V. Oct. 15, 1861, was taken prisoner near Richmond and Petersburg, Sept. 30, 1864.  He was robbed of nearly all that he had necessary for his comfort, hence together with the want of proper after care he died Jan. 12, 1865.  John was a good religious boy, and his loss is deeply felt by his aged and on him dependent parents; he also had the reputation of being a good soldier.  (Wednesday, April 12, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oscar F. Alexander
Also, Oscar F. Alexander, (cousin of J. S.) of Co. G, 64th N. Y. V., at the same time and place, aged 29 years.  Jehiel Beach.  Elk, March 29, 1866.  (Wednesday, April 12, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George H. Young
In Wellsboro, April 8, 1865, George H., infant son of Hugh and L. A. Young.  (Wednesday, April 12, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. A. C. Spencer
In Delmar, on the 11th inst., Mrs. A. C. Spencer, wife of Mr. Lyman Spencer, aged 65 years and 3 months.  (Wednesday, April 19, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willie Beecher
In Charleston, on the 24th ult., Willie Beecher, son of Noah and Desdemona Conner, aged 1 year, 4 months, and 24 days.  (Wednesday, April 19, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Austin Lawton
In Delmar, on the 6th ult., Mr. Austin Lawton, of the 16th P. V. Cavalry, in the 25th year of his age.   (Wednesday, April 19, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Irene S. Hotchkiss
In Charleston, on the 28th ult., of consumption, Irene S., wife of Harris Hotchkiss, aged 57 years.  (Wednesday, April 19, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Searles
In Daggett’s Mills, on the 26th ult., Charles Searles, aged 23 years.  (Wednesday, April 19, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John and Augustus Lyon
At Salisbury, NC, Nov. 20, 1864, John Lyon, of Co. A, 149th P. V., aged 22 years, 3 months and 7 days.  Also at Salisbury, NC, Jan. 15, 1865, Augustus Lyon, aged 29 years, 9 months, and 17 days, both sons of Joseph E. Lyon, of Middlebury, Pa.  They were both captured on the Weldon R. R., Sunday, August 21, 1864, and after being kept at Belle Isle four weeks, they were taken to Salisbury, NC, where they soon fell victims to rebel cruelty and starvation.  I have before me, the journals kept by these young men and they contain the same old story of death from premeditated neglect on the part of Rebel officials:  Augustus entered the service August, 1862, and had followed the gallant 149th through her score of battles, and escaped from them unhurt.  John entered the service in 1868, and was in every fight of Grant’s campaign of last summer, and both had always the reputation of being brave, gallant, and efficient soldiers.  They bore their prison sufferings like heroes.  Never murmured at their lot, and although suffering all the pangs of starvation, and pressed with fine promises if they would desert “the old flag” and join the Rebels as hundreds did, they spurned the offer and accepted death, to life at the price of dishonor.  Poor boys!  It was their lot to pass through all the hard fights of the Republic and yield up their lives when the light of peace began its dawning.  But their friends do not mourn “as those without hope.”  They have the evidence that they did fail in the faith of the Christian religion and can safely trust that their spirits have gone to that peaceful haven of rest where there will be no more wars forever, and where friends will never more be separated.  (Wednesday, April 19, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Geo. M. Jennings
In East Charleston, on the 17th ult., Geo. M. Jennings, aged 9 years, 1 month and 3 days.  (Wednesday, May 3, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. I. S. Ogden
In Berlin, Harden county, Iowa, on the 28th ult., Mr. I. S. Ogden, formerly of Gaines, Tioga county, Pa., aged 42 years, 8 months and 25 days.  (Wednesday, May 3, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Floydie Claus
In Charleston, Nov. 24, 1864, Floydie, youngest son of Benjamin and Nancy Claus, aged 7 years, 11 months and 6 days.  (Wednesday, May 3, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Kitty Blake
In Elizabeth, NJ, on the 11th inst., Miss Kitty Blake, in her 21st year.  The sudden and unexpected decease of this most estimable young lady has plunged her relatives and friends in profound grief.  Modest, pure hearted, lovable, she endeared herself to all who knew her, from childhood up to womanhood.  Of the faults which disfigure the lives of young men and women she was singularly free.  In truth, her character matured in early youth, and the development of the womanly attributes of mind and soul was marked in advance of her years.  She has gone home early--even as time was crowning Girlhood with visions of a happy usefulness.  (Wednesday, May 17, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Caroline E. Maynard
In Elk, on the 28th ult., Caroline E., daughter of George and Lucretia Maynard, aged 13 or 18(?) years, 9 months, and 2 days.  (Wednesday, May 24, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Calvin S. Dimmick
In Raleigh, NC, of the 23d ult., of typhoid fever, Calvin S. Dimmick, of Co. G, 97th Reg’t P. V., son of William N. and Abigail Dimmick, aged 18 years, 4 months and 11 days.  He was born in Shippen township, Tioga county, Pa., and entered the service on the 28th of February 1865.  He leaves a father and mother and two brothers with a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, June 7, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alice Sawyer
In Farmington, April 24, 1865, Alice, eldest daughter of Andrew and Sarah Sawyer, aged 6 years, 8 months and 5(?) days.  Alice was a sweet and livery flower which graced and cheered the home circle but a few years when suddenly summoned to grace the golden walks of Heaven.  (Wednesday, June 14, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel P. Suttles
In Gaines, on the 3d inst., Daniel P., son of Daniel and Nancy Suttles, aged 2 years.  The deceased came to his death from eating the leaves of the common pie plant, which are poison.  (Wednesday, June 14, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Laurtis L. Grandy
At Lincoln Hospital, Washington, April 9, 1865, from injuries received by the fall of his horse, Laurtis L. Grandy, of Co. G, 207th P. V., aged about 29 years.  The deceased was a veteran recruit, and first saw service in the Union Army as a member of Co. B, 3d Pr. Cavalry.  He volunteered in the 207th Reg‘t, last September.  His fearlessness gained him a high soldiery reputation, but at last cost him his life.  His death is lamented by a wide circle of friends and comrades.  (Wednesday, June 14, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Abraham Palmer
Near Alexandria, in the Field Hospital, on the 20th of May, ultimo, Abraham Palmer, of Co. G, 207th P. V., late of Middlebury, aged 42 years.  The body was brought home and the funeral held on the 31st ult.  Sermon by Rev. Chas. Weeks, of Charleston.  Mr. Palmer leaves a wife and three children--the faithful soldier’s legacy to his country.  (Wednesday, June 14, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alfred R. Roe
In Charleston, on the 19th inst., Alfred R., son of John E. and Lois Roe, aged 6 months and 15 days.  (Wednesday, June 28, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jane, Kate, and Albert L. Venton
In Delmar, on the 11th inst., of diphtheria, Jane, aged 13 years, 3 months, and 3 days.  Also, on the 13th inst., Kate, aged 4 years, 6 months, and 4 days.  Also, on the 21st inst., Albert J., aged 15 years, 5 months, and 21 days, children of Charles and Mary Venton.  Thus within the brief period of 10 days has this family been bereft of an only son and two lovely daughters.  Mysterious are the provisions of God! yet let us not forget that “whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.”  (Wednesday, July 26, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Myra B. Haynes
In Franklin, Venango county, Pa., July 25th, 1865, of cholera infantum, Myra B., daughter of Samuel and Jane W. Haynes, aged 9 months and 7 days.  (Wednesday, August 9, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Walter S. White
In Middlebury, on the 13th ult., of croup, Walter S., son of Waldo and Kate White, aged 1 year and 2 months.  (Wednesday, August 9, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clara B. Williams
In Charleston, June 28th, 1865, of diphtheria, Clara B., daughter of C. B. and Mary J. Williams, aged 3 years, 5 months, and 8 days.  (Wednesday, August 23, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fidelia Cyle
In Middlebury, at the residence of her father, Mr. G. W. Hymes, Mrs. Fidelia Cyle,  aged 22 years, 9 months, and 17 days.  Though young, her life has been an eventful one.  At the breaking out of the war she was married to Mr. M. G. Holiday, who fell at the battle of South Mountain, Sept. 1862.  For more than two years a widow, she was then again a bride; but in a few months, she left her weeping husband and grief-stricken friends to mourn her early death.  Twice has the bridal wreath been placed upon her brow; but its withered flowers are now scattered upon her womb.  Gentle, amiable, and confiding, she attached to herself many warm friends, who tearfully cast their little offering of affection upon her grave.  We trust her ransomed spirit wears now the fadeless wreath of immortality.  (Wednesday, September 27, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cora B. Mitchell
In Middlebury, on the 1st inst., of diptheretia croup, Cora B., daughter of William and Helen Mitchell, aged 3 years, 9 months and 21 days.  She was a lovely and sprightly child, and it was hard to give her up to die.  We greatly miss her cheerful presence, her sunny face, her cautious questions, her endearing kiss, and the music of her pattering feet, her merry laugh and happy song.  Whispering her hopeful “good night” she fell asleep.  But “there’s a morning that dawns on the night of the tomb” and we shall greet her again, “for of such as the Kingdom of Heaven.”  G. P. W.  (Wednesday, October 11, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Austin
In Wellsboro, on the 19th ult., Mr. Nelson Austin, aged 43 years; and on the 6th inst., Mrs. Lydia Austin, widow of the above, aged 43 years.  (Wednesday, November 8, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elias H. Estes
In Rutland, on the 6th inst., Elias H. Estes, of Southern typhus fever.  He had been a soldier and came home last June.  He was buried on his 17th birthday, was cut down in his youth, as many brave soldiers have been during the rebellion.  May the Lord sustain his brother and sister who watched over him during his illness, and bring the remaining brother home from the army to comfort them in their afflictions.  L. S.   (Wednesday, November 22, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1865 -  Tioga County Agitator

1865 The Tioga County Agitator Obits

Mr. Myron S. Clark
In Richmond, Nov. 21, of typhoid fever, Mr. Myron S. Clark, aged 21 years, two months, and 21 days.  (Wednesday, December 6, 1865, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David S. Davies
In Covington, on the 20th ult., David S. Davies, aged 61 years.  (Wednesday, December 13, 1865, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Newhall
In Charleston, 18th inst., Mary, wife of Mr. Ira A. Newhall, in the 45th year of her age.  This estimable lady had been a great and constant sufferer for two years, all of which she endured with remarkable patience and resignation.  (Wednesday, December 20, 1865, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1866 -   Agitator
1866 Agitator Obits

Henry Gibson
In Charleston, on the 22d of November, Henry Gibson, aged 28 years.  This young man has silently and peacefully died from the toils of life in early manhood and joined the celestial company who suffer no more.  If to an upright life and calm death is a tragrant memory, then will our departed friend he had in everlasting remembrance.  (January 17, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Claracy Curtland
In Chatham, Oct. 6, 1866, of Typhoid Fever, Miss Claracy Curtland, aged 16 years and 11 months.  (November 14, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Fairchild
In Chatham, Oct. 26, of Consumption, Mrs. Sarah J., wife of Frank L. Fairchild, aged 32 years.  (November 14, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Geo. Young
Sudden death.--Mr. Geo. Young, of Southport, Chemung Co., NY, came to Pine Creek a short time since to look after some lumber in that locality, apparently in good health, and on Thursday last, while in the set of lighting his pipe, fell dead to the ground.  His remains were taken to Elmira for interment.  Aged 32.  (April 10, 1867, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Willard
Mrs. Hannah Willard, widow of the late Oliver Willard, died at the residence of her son, Alpheus Willard, Esq., in Charleston, Dec. 23d inst., in the 86th year of her age.  Mrs. Willard and her husband came to this country 61 years ago, and settled on the farm where she died.  At that time this whole county was a howling wilderness.  The site of Wellsboro was a forest and Charleston and Delmar has scarcely a dozen families.  There were no gristmills nearer than Williamsport on one hand and Painted Post on the other.  For some years the early inhabitants suffered what we should call great privations.  Jonnycake, and front, and venison, made up the principal bill of fare; but it nourished a hardy race.  The primeval forests have melted away before them.  Mrs. Willard was one of the last if not the last, of the first class of settlers in this country.  (October 27, 1969, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adaline Retan
To the Editor of the Agitator:  It is my sad duty to announce the death of one of our most worthy and highly respected townswomen.  Mrs. Adaline Retan, wife of Levi C. Retan, of this place, died at her home, on Sunday morning, October 25, 1874, aged 43 years.  Mrs. Retan was the oldest daughter of the late George Seely, one of the early settlers of Jackson township, in this county.  She was well and favorably known throughout the entire community, and her loss is keenly felt, not only by her immediate friends and relations, but by all her numerous acquaintances.  She was a woman of more than ordinary energy and industry, which, combined with the great executive ability for which she was peculiarly remarkable, made her home a model of neatness and order.  She had a remarkably keen sense of the “eternal fitness of things,” and her criticisms, while they were for the most part judicious, were always sharp and incisive.  She was liberal without lavishness, frugal without parsimony and pious without ostentatious.  It may truly be said of the home over which she presided that it was one of comfort and good cheer, while peace and harmony reigned throughout.

The funeral services were held on Monday, the 26th instant, at the M. E. church in this place, Rev. A. L. Blanchard, of the Jackson charge, preaching the funeral sermon.  A large concourse of people were in attendance, thus testifying their respect for the dead, and their sympathy for the bereaved family.  Her remains were buried in the Millertown church-yard, there to await the sound of the last trump, which shall herald the second coming of Him who said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life.”  Millertown, Pa., October 29, 1874.  (Tuesday, November 3, 1874, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lydia Holden
Mrs. Lydia Holden, one of the first settlers and oldest residents of Mansfield died last Tuesday morning of congestion of the lungs.  She was in her 82nd year.  (Tuesday, November 17, 1874, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank P. Lewis
In Wellsboro, October 20, 1874, of typhoid fever, Frank P., youngest son of Samuel and Ellen F. Lewis, of Rushford, Allegany county, NY, aged 21 years, 8 months, and 29 days.  (Tuesday, November 17, 1874, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Day
A terrible accident.  Last Wednesday evening, a party of young men of this village, consisting of Geo. Sturrock, John McInroy, John Day, Curtis Culver and Hiram Bellinger, started out to hunt deer on Marsh creek.  Arrived on the ground, they separated, Day being left alone near Hiltbold’s, about three miles from this village, at a point in the woods where a fire had been built.  In about ½ an hour afterwards Mr. Sturrock went back to where Day had been left, and found his body lying on its side on the ground as naturally, as though the hunter had simply fallen asleep.  But a glance at the open eye showed that the sleep was one from which there was no awakening in this world, and a short examination rendered it certain that the unfortunate man had been fatally shot by his own gun, although no report had been heard by his comrades.  When left alone Day had set his gun down by the roots of a large pine stump, and it is supposed that it either fell or that in reaching for it in a hurry he drew it towards him by the barrel, when the hammer caught and discharged the piece.  The gun was loaded with both small shot and buckshot and the whole charge entered Day’s body about two inches above the navel, the piece being so near at the time that his vest was burned by the powder.  The gun was found lying with its breech toward the dead man and a few feet from him.  It is supposed that he must have thrown it from him by a convulsive movement when shot; but it was evident that the wound must have proved almost instantly fatal, for there was no other evidence of any struggle or movement of the body having taken place after the shot was fired.  The body was brought to the village the same evening; and next day Justice Brewster held an inquest, the following gentlemen being called as a jury:  Dr. N. Packer, B. T. Van Horn, N. T. Chandler, Alvarus Smith, S. B. Warriner and A. G. Sturrock.  After hearing the testimony the jury found the following verdict:  “That John Day came to his death on the 25th day of November, 1874; in Delmar, by a gunshot wound made by himself while hunting, accidentally, casually, and by a misfortune, of which said wound he, the said John Day, then and there instantly died, and so the jurors aforesaid do say; and the said John Day, in manner and by the means aforesaid, accidentally, casually, and by misfortune, came to his death, and not otherwise.”  The funeral, which was under charge of the Odd Fellows, of which order Day was a member, was held at his late residence in this village Friday morning.  The religious services were conducted by Rev. N. L. Reynolds, and a very large concourse of friends and neighbors were present.  Day was a steady, industrious young man, a son of Solomon Day, of Keeneyville.  He was but 21 years of age, a mason by trade, and had worked for several years past for Mr. McInroy, of this village.  He was married about a year ago, and by his sudden death a young wife and a babe but a few weeks old are deprived of the loving care of a tender husband and father.  The case is truly a sad one, and it has excited the sympathies of the whole village.  (Tuesday, December 1, 1874, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Zena L. Hall
In Charleston, November 21, Zena L. Hall, aged 18 years, 4 months and 21 days.  (Tuesday, December 1, 1874, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Carrie Benson
In Onalaska, Wis., Thursday afternoon, December 3d, 1874, Mrs. Carrie Benson, formerly Mrs. Tutton, daughter of John Aiken, formerly of Middlebury, Tioga county, Pa., aged 39 years and 6 months.  (December 22, 1874, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


1866 -   Tioga County Agitator

1866 The Tioga County Agitator Obits

Polly Green
Near Center Village, Broome County, NY, Polly, wife of John Green, formerly of Middlefield, Otsego County, NY.  (Wednesday, January 10, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Blackwell
In Nelson, December 4th, 1865, Mary, wife of Enoch Blackwell, in the 52d year of her age.  For more than 30 years she lived to adorn her religious profession.  She was an ornament to society, and a blessing to all those who sought and made her acquaintance.  (Wednesday, January 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Leander K. Spencer
At his residence, in Richmond, on Saturday the 26th ultimo, Leander K. Spencer, in the 71st year of his age.  Mr. Spencer was among the oldest and best known citizens of the county, having resided in Richmond for over 60 years.  A public spirited man, giving a generous support to everything which contributes to the welfare and benefit of mankind.  He died full of that christian faith which had been his support for more than half a century.  It has been well for the world that he lived.  (Wednesday, January 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jeptha Hughs
In Tioga, Jan. 12, 1866, Jeptha Hughs, aged 75 years.  The deceased has long been a resident of Tioga tp., and leaves a large circle of relatives to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, January 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Bentley
In Tioga, 4th inst., at the residence of her son E. T. Bentley, Mrs. Jane Bentley, in the 85th year of her age.  Enfeebled in her later life, the memory of her stronger years lives with many friends.  Born in Windham, Vt., Salem, NY, afterwards became her home, where at the age of 12, she professed a change of heart.  Subsequently she removed to Bradford Co., Pa., and thence to Tioga.  Being led, after investigation, to a range of religious views, she was baptized in the waters of the Tioga in the winter of 1821 by Rev. Elisha Tucker, and for about 45 years had been connected with the Baptist Church at that place.  Thus over three score years and ten had been spent in the service of her master.  She had gone-but the savor of her life remaining, our faith besides now resting in the land that is very far off, where she sees the King in his beauty and knows what it is to enter into the joy of her Lord.  (Wednesday, February 14, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna Cudworth
January 16th, 1866, of Cancer, in Sullivan, Tioga Co, Pa., Mrs. Anna Cudworth, in her 67th year.  The deceased embraced the Christian Religion in her youth, and has ever since been an exemplary member of the Baptist Church.  (Wednesday, February 14, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Harris Soper
At his residence, in Rutland, on the 14th inst., of Disease of the Heart, Mr. Harris Soper, aged 55 (or 65) years.  (Wednesday, March 28, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane M. Pittsley
On the 22d ult., Mrs. Jane M. Pittsley, wife of Mr. Charles H. Pittsley, aged 19 years.  (Wednesday, April 11, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John A. Cook
In this borough, on the 28th ultimo, John A., son of H. S. and C. E. Cook, aged one year, five months and two days.  (Wednesday, May 2, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Robbe
At the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. Amos Chapman, in Charleston, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Elizabeth Robbe, aged 83 years.  (Wednesday, May 9, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Floria F. Campbell
In East Tawas, Michigan, on the 14th of February inst., Floria F. Campbell, daughter of Ralph and Nancy Campbell, aged 18 months.  (Wednesday, May 30, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. H. Dibble
At his residence in Delmar, in May last, of consumption, Wm. H. Dibble, aged 32 years.  (Wednesday, June 6, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Vandusen
In Farmington, April 25, of dropsy of the chest, Betsey, wife of Walter Vandusen, aged 70 years.  She was one of the first settlers, and endured the toils and privations incident to the early settlers of the place.  She leaves a bereaved husband and a large family of children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.  She was born Nov. 18, 1796, and baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church in 1826.  She died in the triumph of a living faith.  E. D. R.  (Wednesday, June 13, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clara L. Downing
At the Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, in Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 5th, of typhoid fever, Clara L., eldest daughter of Sarah C. Downing, aged eight years and six months.  (Wednesday, June 27, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Bigelow
At Tioga, on the 3d instant, Mrs. Hannah Bigelow, wife of Hon. Levi Bigelow, aged 76 years.  Few survive so long to bless and comfort those around them.  For 52 years she was the affectionate center of her husband’s household, cheerfully performing the duties of wife and mother.  She leaves the companion of over half a century and a large circle of friends to deplore her loss.  (Wednesday, June 27, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Marvin
In Covington township, July 2, of Dropsy, Mr. John Marvin, aged 82 years.  Mr. Marvin lived an exemplary life as a Free Mason and a Christian.  He became a Free Mason over 51 years ago; he volunteered in the war of 1812, and was a Free Mason then; and he lived and died an honorable member.  He was a member of Bloss lodge, No. 350 of A. Y. M.  He was buried on the 3d instant, when the lodge turned out to pay its last tribute, of respect to his remains, and buried him with prayer and in due Masonic form.  (Wednesday, July 11, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Solan B. Spaulding
In Chatham, on the 8th instant, Solan B., youngest son of John Spaulding, aged 7 years and 11 months.  ( Wednesday, July 18, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fannie E. Bailey
In Williamsport, on the 31st ult., Fannie E., eldest daughter of W. D. Bailey, formerly of this place, aged 21 years.  (Wednesday, August 8, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Olive Dyer
At Covington, Sept. 9th, Mrs. Olive Dyer, wife of Hon. E. Dyer, is the 59th year of her age.  (Wednesday, September 19, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Lowell
At Elmira, NY, on the 18th ultimo, Mrs. Laura S. Lowell, wife of O. B. Lowell, Esq., of Tioga, and daughter of Jacob Schiefelin(?), Esq.  (Wednesday, October 10, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Andrew Ritter
In Washington, DC, October 15, Mr. Andrew Ritter, formerly of Wellsboro, aged 58 years.  (Wednesday, October 31, 1866, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sylvester Treat
In Chatham, Oct. 5, Mr. Sylvester Treat.  He was born April 14, 1802, in Middlefield, Otsego county, NY.  Married in Madison co., 1827, and removed to Chatham.  He was a man of very good morals, a peaceable, quiet citizen, raised a family of seven children, and accumulated a good farm property.  Disease, dropsical consumption.  His end was peace.  He leaves a lone and respected widow and five children and many warm friends to mourn his loss.  (Wednesday, October 31, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Deane
In Delmar, October 10, 1866, Mr. Daniel Deane, aged 96 years and 6 days.  Mr. Deane was one of the oldest residents of the county.  He voted for every President of the United States from Washington down to Andrew Johnson.  (Wednesday, December 12, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Parks
In Watkins, NY, Oct. 20th, Mrs. Mary Parks.  (Wednesday, December 12, 1866, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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