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1875 -  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries
 Part Two
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Adelbert H. Gridley
A few days ago a most distressing accident occurred in Ulysses, Potter county, by which Adelbert H. Gridley lost his life.  The deceased was about 14 years of age, a son of Lucius Gridley, and was out hunting pigeons with some companions and on the way home stopped to rest.  After talking awhile the young man said he must go home, and grasping his gun by the muzzle pulled it towards him as he rose from the ground.  The hammer caught on the ground or a stone, and the gun was discharged, a charge of shot entering his left lung.  The accident occurred about 11 o’clock.  The forenoon and the young man lived till about 5 in the afternoon, remaining conscious till the last.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mahalia Bronson
In Westfield, on Sunday, May 2d, 1875, Mahalia, wife of A. R. Bronson, in her 57th year.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

BLACK - Mrs. Betsy Morgan [SRGP 06176]
In Sullivan, April 28th, 1875, Mrs. Betsy Morgan, widow of Mr. Dennis Morgan, aged 74 years and 3 months.  She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)[State Road Cemetery]

HALL - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith [SRGP 03065]
In Sullivan, May 1st, 1875, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, wife of Jasper Smith, aged 68 years.  She died in the triumph of faith in Christ.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [State Road Cemetery]

Levi M. Rumsey [SRGP 06519]
In Mainesburg, May 2d, 1875, after a brief illness of typhoid pneumonia, Levi M. Rumsey, an old and much respected citizen of the town, aged 53 years and 6 months.  A bereaved widow and three sons and an only surviving brother mourn his loss.  But they sorrow not as those without hope.  For more than 30 years he had cherished an abiding faith in Christ.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

Samuel White
Samuel White, a prominent citizen of Ludlow, Mass., was bitten in the thigh by a boar Saturday forenoon, and bled to death.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Fielding
John Fielding, of Sohoes, NY, died on Tuesday from having a tooth pulled, the bleeding from which could not be checked.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Willard Hall
Hon. Willard Hall died at Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday, in the 95th year of his age.  He was a classmate of Hon. Horace Binney in Harvard College.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Froser
Joseph Froser, colored, was hanged at Camden, SC, last Friday, for the murder of Benjamin Cooper in December last.  He confessed the crime on the scaffold, and said he had murdered his wife and child and a negro woman.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert Young
A dispatch from McGregor, Iowa, says Albert Young, son of Senator Young of Wisconsin, shot his father on Friday, and then committed suicide.  His father will survive.  It is thought the son committed forgery, and resorted to this means of covering it up.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Yeader
The Lock Haven Republican says:  A young man named Joseph Yeader, aged about 22 years, died on Monday night, under the most distressing circumstances.  The deceased, in company with several other young men had been drinking very freely during the evening, and when the hour for retiring came they were unable to help themselves.  They were put to bed, and during the night the young man Yeader, for some cause, strangled to death.  In the morning when his companions awoke, a sight met their gaze such as they shall never forget.  Death had entered their very room and taken one.  How powerful a warning!  Will its warning voice be listened to?  (Tuesday, May 18, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John C. Breckinridge
John C. Breckinridge is dead, of abscess of the liver and consumption, leaves the saddest history of all the men of his time.  Others have hoped, and erred and failed, but none climbed so high in the morning of a life of brightest promise, to fall so hopelessly.  Of proud, Kentucky lineage, gifted and cultivated to a degree that distanced common rivalry and entering the councils of the nation when scarcely 30, after having vanquished Governor Morehead and Leslie Coombs in the old Whig district of Henry Clay, he was greeted by his party as the coming man, and at once took the highest rank in political leadership.  When but 34 years of age he was the nominee of the then dominant party of the nation for Vice President, and entered the chair of the Senate as the second officer of the Republic before he had reached the noon-time of life.  And when the eventful days of the Buchanan administration had ended, he stepped from the chair to the floor of the Senate, to wear the honors of Kentucky as her leading Senator.  Even when war came he was steadfast, and sat in the extra session of that Senate the accepted the inevitable arbitrament of the sword and marshaled the loyal people for the struggle.  It was in the capital of the country that had so highly honored him, sitting as one of its Senators, that he heard of the disaster at Bull Run in the first conflict of arms, and it cast his destiny against himself, against his hopes, his patriotism, his honor.  He was next known as a Confederate commander, but ever distrusted and subordinated, and his stars were never brightened by victory.  Not until the Confederacy was tottering and hopeless, did he command recognition, and then he became the Secretary of War when the armies were wasted, and all resources were ended.  After a few months of vain effort to retrieve an utterly hopeless cause, he sat in the last Confederate Cabinet and council of war at Charlotte, and witnessed the death throes of the rebellion and the dissipation of all the fond dreams he had so dearly cherished.  Since then, broken in hope, in health and in fortune, he has patiently waited for the night that should close a life so full of mingled promise and bitterness.--Philadelphia Times.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Jesse D. Bright
Hon. Jesse D. Bright, ex-United States Senator from Indiana, died at his residence in Baltimore last Thursday, of organic disease of the heart, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James M. Deise, Esq.
James M. Deise, Esq., District Attorney for Clinton county, died at Lock Haven a few days ago.  Mr. Deise was a very popular and genial gentleman, and had been repeatedly re-elected to the office he filled.  He was a victim of consumption.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Buckley Thompson
In Wellsboro, March 23, 1875, Mr. Buckley Thompson, aged 86 years, 5 months.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seeley Johns [SRGP 07598]
In Sullivan, May 17, 1875, Mr. Seeley Johns, aged 74.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

Mrs. Arvilla Close
In Westfield, May 19th, 1875, of consumption, Mrs. Arvilla Close, wife of Bernard Close, in the 19th year of her age.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles d’Remusat
Charles d’Remusat, the eminent French author and politician, is dead.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Fogarty
Mary Fogarty, a servant girl, aged 23, mysteriously disappeared from the residence of Postmaster Robertson, at Troy, NY, on the 10th of May, while she was supposed to be sweeping the sidewalk.  A week ago her body was found in the river.  The face was terribly mutilated, and the body indicated that a fearful outrage had been committed on her person.  No clue of the circumstances of her death have as yet been discovered.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elisha Cravens
Three brothers, named Hood, Elisha and Thomas Cravens, living near Liberty, Mo., quarreled Saturday week about a division of land.  Thomas struck Elisha with a hoe, when the latter shot him through the heart, killing him, and also shot and wounded the other brother, perhaps mortally.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. R. W. Wishart
D. P. Cloyd, one of the editors of the Dardanelle (Ark.), Independent, shot and killed Hon. R. W. Wishart, a prominent lawyer and ex-member of the Legislature, at that place last Thursday evening.  The affray was caused by some publication in the Independent reflecting on Wishart.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward F. Fisher
In Tioga, May 16, 1875, of disease of the heart, Mr. Edward F. Fisher, aged 68 years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lizzie Wood [SRGP 00599]
In Sullivan township, May 20, 1875, Lizzie Wood, daughter of Lemuel Wood, aged 16 years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Wood Cemetery]

Alice Stratton
In Blossburg, May 29, 1875, Alice Stratton, aged 20 years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John R. Horton
In Blossburg, June 3, 1875, John R., son of L. M. and Emma Horton, aged 1 year.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bridget Maher
In Blossburg, May 29, 1875, Bridget Maher, aged 16 years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Amanda Smith
At the residence of her son, Mr. O. A. Smith, of Marshfield, Mrs. Amanda Smith, relict of the late David Smith, deceased, of Gaines, in the 86th year of her age.  Mrs. Smith was a woman of sterling worth--one of those who came into the country in its earlier days and helped to build it up to its present prosperity.--She was a native of New Haven, Conn., and moved to the county with her husband about 40 years ago, from that time on doing her full share in subduing the wilderness.  Her married life was a long and eminently happy as well as useful one, only ending after the lapse of 61 years, with the death of her husband some five years ago in the 88th year of his age.  She was one of a class of women who are entitled to the highest respect for their unostentatious virtues and practical usefulness, and she has fallen peacefully asleep at a ripe old age in a blessed hope of immortality.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Adam Miller
Adam Miller, the well known school-book publisher, of Toronto, Canada, dropped dead on Thursday--it is supposed of heart disease.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Judge Martin Ryerson
Judge Martin Ryerson, late member of the Commission on the Alabama claims, died at Newton, NJ, Friday morning, 60 years old.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James M. Sweeny
James M. Sweeny, brother of Peter B., and one of the defendants in the latest suits against the Tweed Ring, died in Paris on Saturday week.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George O. Evans
George O. Evans, whose trial on a charge of fraud in the collection of State claims against the General Government recently made considerable sensation, died in West Philadelphia last Thursday week, aged 54.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles W. Sergent
Charles W. Sergent, Cashier of the New Hampshire Savings Bank and Secretary of the New Hampshire Historical Society, shot himself dead on Tuesday week at Concord.  Temporary insanity was the cause.  There is no suspicion of a defalcation.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Rohm
Mrs. Rohm, the “fat woman” of Barnum’s show, died at her residence in East Baltimore on Friday week.  Her weight was 583 pounds, height 6’ 4”, with a span around the waist of 72 inches.  She was born in Licking county, Ohio, and her maiden name was Hannah Jane Duck.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Phineas Rogers
In Covington, April 22d, 1875, Phineas Rogers, aged 39 years and 3 days.  Mr. Rogers was widely known and much esteemed as a man of good business qualifications and sterling integrity.  He had hosts of acquaintances and a large circle of friends.  A devoted husband, a kind father, a good neighbor, a worthy citizen, his loss is deeply felt by all, but most of all by the loving wife and the orphan children.  A loving mother, and affectionate sisters mourn the loss of a friend to whom they never looked in vain for aid and sympathy in the struggles of life.  Notwithstanding the urgency of their work on the part of the farmers, the funeral was one of the most largely attended of any ever held in Covington.  Sermon by Elder I. R. Spencer, of Blossburg.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin Casbeer
In Farmington, Pa., May 17, 1875, of consumption, Benjamin Casbeer, aged 28 years, 11 months and 20 days.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catherine Casbeer
In Farmington, Pa., June 8, 1875, at the residence of her son, of dropsy, Mrs. Catherine Casbeer, aged 88(?) years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William R. Simmons
In Brookfield, June 6, 1875, by accidental drowning, William R., infant son of Andrew J. and Martha Simmons, aged 18 months.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith
It becomes our painful duty to announce the decease, on the 1st of May, 1875, of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, wife of Jasper Smith, aged 68 years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lizzie Wood
On the 19th of May, 1875, Miss Lizzie Wood, daughter of Lemuel and Emma Wood, in the 16th year of her age.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Col. James McCoy
Col. James McCoy, of Gen. Sherman’s staff, died of consumption in New York on Saturday.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Hill
William Hill, a colored man well known to our local readers, died in this village last Saturday morning.  He had been unwell most of the past winter, his disease finally resulting in dropsy.  Nobody seems to know much of William’s nativity or antecedents, though he claimed to have served in some capacity in the Union army for three years during the war.  Whether this claim was well-founded is not known, for William was gifted with an exuberant imagination and sometimes “drew the long bow” vigorously.  He made his appearance here soon after the war, and since that time has been a resident of the village, doing such odd jobs as fell in his way.  At the fire on the 1st of April, 1874, he claimed to have lost several hundred dollars which he had in his vest pocket and which he intended to have insured the next day!  Notwithstanding his popular sobriquet--- “Sweet William”--he lived and died a bachelor.  He was, in his way, a useful and certainly a harmless member of society.  Peace to his ashes!  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Copestick
Mr. Charles Copestick, of Delmar, departed this life last Sunday morning at 6 o’clock.  For several weeks past he had been suffering from a nervous difficulty resulting in insomnia, and for the last three weeks his disease presented the symptoms of hydrocephalus.  Mr. Copestick was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, in 1810.  He came to this country in 1832, settling first in Philadelphia, where he followed his trade as a machinist for a few years.  He was employed to run a locomotive on the Camden and Amboy railroad between New York and South Amboy about 1833, when railroading was in its infancy.  He came to Tioga county in 1837, and purchased a farm in Delmar.  He did not remain long at that time, however, but went back to Philadelphia the next year, and was engaged for four or five years in running a steam engine in a large manufactory there.  Finally, he left the city for good and came back to his Delmar farm, where he has since resided, wining the respect and good will of all his neighbors. Mr. Copestick never, we believe, filled any office higher than that of School Director, but he took a lively and intelligent interest in public affairs, and conscientiously discharged every duty of a good citizen.  He was a man of strong individuality, of more than average intellectual ability and of considerable reading.  Some 14 or 15 years ago he lost a promising son by a painful accident, and the sad event cast a shadow over the latter years of his life; but notwithstanding this he was ever a genial companion, and his conversation was always entertaining and suggestive.  He leaves a widow and six children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.  His funeral was attended yesterday forenoon, when his old friends and neighbors joined his family in paying the last tribute of respect to a good citizen and an honest man.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel G. Stevens
Mr. Daniel G. Stevens, of Middlebury, died at his residence last Friday night, his disease being typhoid pneumonia.  Mr. Stevens was born in Vermont, July 14, 1816, being at the time of his death in the 59th year of his age.  His family moved to Middlebury when Daniel was but 11 years old, and he resided in that neighborhood during the remainder of his life. Several years ago Mr. Stevens engaged in the manufacture and sale of lumber and speculated somewhat in timber lands, in which pursuits he amassed a comfortable fortune.  Later in life he settled down on a valuable farm near Middlebury where he built one of the best farm-houses to be found in the county.  At one time he held the office of County Commissioner, the duties of which he discharged with ability and fidelity.  At the time of his death he was a member of the Tioga Grange, and his remains were committed to the grave in accordance with the ceremonies of that Order. Mr. Stevens was a good citizen; and in his private relations he was not less worthy of respect and esteem.  For many years he had filled the place of a cherishing father to a couple of unfortunate brothers.  He leaves a widow and three children to mourn his loss; but they are not the only mourners, for his neighbors will long miss him from his leading place in the community.  The funeral services were attended at the Hammond school house Sunday afternoon, the audience being very large and Mr. Alvord, of Whitesville, NY, preaching the sermon. It is not a great while since Mr. Ezra Stevens died, and quite recently Henry Stevens, a cousin of the brothers Ezra and Daniel, was also taken, thus depriving Middlebury of three most valuable citizens all belonging to one family.  The older residents of that place may well feel their recent loss keenly and we understand they do.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Salvador Cartereal
A duel took place in Havana on the 4th instant between Dr. Algernon Sydney Curtis, of New York, and Salvador Cartereal, a tobacco merchant of Havana and New York.  The combatants had been intimate friends for many years, and lived together in New York.  The Spaniard accused the American of seducing his wife.  A challenge to fight, without success followed, and at the fifth exchange of shots the doctor fell.  The Spaniard supposing the doctor dead, re-loaded his revolver and blew out his own brains.  Dr. Curtis is seriously wounded, but may recover.  He is under police surveillance.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel O’Brien
The Register says Daniel O’Brien, a young man 20 years of age residing on his father’s farm one mile west of Covington, fell dead from heart disease last Tuesday morning, while at work.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

The Rev. Dr. Lore
The Rev. Dr. Lore, editor of the Northern Christian Advocate, died at his residence near Auburn, NY, Sunday morning, of paralysis.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

McKee Smith
McKee Smith was killed in a drunken row near Driftwood on the night of the 9th inst.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alonzo Simmons
Alonzo Simmons, one of the oldest and best known citizens of the town of Reading, NY, died at his residence in Reading Center, on the 5th inst., at the age of 77 years.  He was one of the veterans of the war of 1812.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Roswell Webster [SRGP 05003]
In Richmond, May 7th, 1875, Roswell Webster, an old and respected citizen of Sullivan, aged 85 years, 9 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [State Road Cemetery]

Rev. John Borden
Rev. John Borden, of Erwin Center, died on the 3d inst., of apoplexy at the advanced age of 75 years.  The Sunday morning before his death he preached at Erwin Center.  In the evening of the same day he attended church at the same place.--On his way home he was attacked by a fit of apoplexy and was unable to speak from that time, though he lived till the next Thursday.  Mr. Borden was a native of New Hampshire and had been a resident of Erwin Center for the past 24 years.  At the age of 19 he experienced religion and united himself with the Free-will Baptist church.  He engaged in the ministry at the age of 21, and continued its labors till the time of his death.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Marsh
The Lockport Union has this item:  A little boy, seven years of age, named Charles Marsh, went after dinner to his father who works in Johnson’s Threshing Machine Factory, on 18 Mile Creek, and as usual, Saturday afternoon, remained playing about the shop.  His boy’s curiosity was excited by the movements of the machinery, and it would not do to look at it, but he must touch it--which desire is understood, to more or less extent, by everyone.  Charlie passed around the shop with a piece of rag in his hand, hitting this thing and that as he went by.  A spinning shaft attracted his attention and he touched it with the rag.  The rag caught, and so rapidly did the shaft turn that before the little fellow had time to let go, his slight body was turned about the shaft, his brains dashed out, and he was left a mutilated corpse on the floor.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Keemer
A mob of about 125 men lynched a colored man named William Keemer, at Greenfield, Ind., last Friday night.  He was arrested in Rush county for attempting to commit rape on a white lady, and was removed from Rushville to Greenfield for fear of violence.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Kane
At Long Island City, last Sunday afternoon week, two boys, named Patrick McGee and James Kane, aged respectively 17 and 16 years, quarreled while playing cards, and Kane was shot through the heart.  McGee was subsequently arrested in Greenpoint and held to answer.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. W. Mason
M. W. Mason, inventor of the locomotive head light, is dead, aged 70.  He lived in Rochester.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William H. Dildine
William H. Dildine, a young married man, was killed near Troupsburg Center, Steuben county, last week Sunday, while attempting to take his child from its mother.  Dildine and his wife had separated and the latter, with her child, was living at the home of her parents.  He received three wounds from pistol shots fired by his wife’s brother, Eugene Hendricks, a youth of 20.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fred Gortner
One day last week Frederick Gortner was instantly killed by a piece of timber falling on him, at a barn raising on the farm of Pierce Butler, one mile from the borough of Muncy.  He was about 55 years of age, and leaves a large family.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Silas Allis
At Lamb’s Creek, Pa., June 19, 1875, of cancer of the stomach, Silas Allis, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John S. Reem [SRGP 85724]
At the Soldiers’ Orphan School, Mansfield, June 18, 1875, John S. Reem, a pupil, of Holidaysburg, Blair county, aged 15 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clarence Osgood
In Richmond, June 15, 1875, Clarence Osgood, aged 4 months.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Matthew Smith
The Courier says that last Tuesday morning, as Mr. Matthew Smith--well known in that business community--was driving to Bath, accompanied by his daughter, his horses became frightened at the cars somewhere in the vicinity of the residence of Seneca.  Smith on the road to Savona, and turning suddenly, Mr. Smith and daughter were thrown from the wagon and dashed to the ground with such terrible force as to cause the death of Mr. Smith in a short time after the melancholy occurrence.  Miss Smith sustained severe injuries in the nature of a fracture of the leg.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Smith
On Saturday evening, about seven o’clock, as Mr. C. Bacon and a man named Charles Smith, were driving down Academy street, the bolt of the whifletree broke, and the horse becoming frightened sprang forward, upsetting the wagon and throwing the occupants heavily upon the ground.  Mr. Bacon was for a time unconscious, but finally recovered enough to drive home.  Upon examination Smith was found to be dangerously injured, and as soon as possible was removed to the poor house in an unconscious condition.  Shortly afterwards he became very sick.  About 12 o’clock he was taken with severe pains which lasted until five o’clock the next morning, when he expired.--Williamsport Gazette.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Ann Huss
Last week, as Sarah Ann Huss, of West Nottingham, Chester county, aged about 60 years, was alone smoking her pipe, her clothes caught fire from the latter, when she ran out doors in her fright, where she fell and was found lying dead having died from her terrible injuries, all of her clothes having been burned off her.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Chubbuck
Samuel W. Chubbuck, of Utica, inventor and pioneer manufacturer of telegraph apparatus, died last week of pneumonia, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hogan
John Hogan, a negro, was hanged last week Monday by a party of citizens near Russelville, Ky., for attempting to commit a rape on two girls.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Col. E. B. Carling
Col. E. B. Carling, Quartermaster at Fort Sanders, Wyoming Territory, committed suicide last Wednesday night by cutting his throat.  Financial embarrassment complicating his official affairs is assigned as the cause.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Thomas B. Florence
Hon. Thomas B. Florence, formerly Member of Congress from Philadelphia and afterward editor and publisher of the Constitutional Union of Washington, and more recently proprietor of the Washington Sunday Gazette, died in that city last Sunday night.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert Brown
The negro, Albert Brown, who was convicted of the murder of a little girl named Cora Greenleaf, in Canton township, Bradford county, last August, was executed at Towanda on the 1st instant.  The Reporter gives the following account of the scene:  The gallows was erected under the direction of Avery Frink, Esq., of Montrose, the architect and superintendent of the jail.  It consisted simply of a hickory pole about 16 feet in length, with one end securely fastened in the south wall of the jail-yard, near the east side.  Several supports were also placed under the pole which contained near the end two pulley-wheels, through which the rope was passed.  At one end of the cord was attached a 400 pound weight, suspended about six feet from the ground. The prisoner ate his breakfast as usual that morning, and was afterward visited by the clergymen, who remained with him most of the time up to the hour of execution.  Just before leaving his cell, he partook of a hearty dinner, and just as the dial indicated 12 o’clock, he was led to the yard, leaning upon two of his fellow prisoners, and preceded by Revs. Stewart and Chandler, and Sheriff Smith.  Approaching the gallows, he appeared as unconcerned and composed as though he were the most innocent person in the world.  Deputy Prothonotary Buck read the death-warrant after which Brown was asked if he had anything to say.  He replied in a few brief remarks, admitting the crime, but protesting that he was not responsible, and was willing to answer before God for his conduct.  He said he freely forgave all, and hoped to be forgiven by God; said he had asked Mr. Greenleaf to forgive him, but was refused forgiveness.  His last words were:  “I am willing to die, and want to do so like a man.”  Rev. G. W. Chandler then committed the soul of the prisoner to the mercy of God, in a feeling prayer.  After shaking hands with the clergymen, Sheriff, and a few others, at 10 minutes past 12, Sheriff Smith adjusted the black cap and rope, and touching the lever, Albert Brown was launched into eternity, and the demands of the law satisfied.  After hanging 22 minutes, life was pronounced extinct, and the lifeless remains were placed in a plain coffin, and given in charge of J. S. Allyn for interment. Notwithstanding the fact that the execution was to take place within the prison walls to be seen only by a limited number of persons, and that not a glimpse could be had from the outside of the gallows nor of the proceedings within the inclosure, yet the unusual occurrence brought to our town hundreds of people, impelled by a morbid curiosity or attracted by the vain hope of seeing something connected with the execution.  The crowd, which, to their credit be it said, were unusually orderly, consisting of both males and females, gathered about the jail to the number of hundreds, and as the time for the final consummation of the sentence approached, watched with anxiety to catch, if possible, the sound which proclaimed that the dread sentence of the law had been fulfilled, and that a fellow-being had been launched, in an instant, from time to eternity.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gen. Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
General Francis Preston Blair, Jr., died at St. Louis last Thursday night.  He was a brilliant but rather erratic and imprudent politician.  For his services in the field he deserved the gratitude of his countrymen; but his fame as a soldier was thoroughly darkened by his subsequent career as a political leader.  (Tuesday, July 23, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

O. G. Griswold
O. G. Griswold, a citizen of Port Jervis, NY, was killed by his step-son, Ezra Huntington, who shot him with a pistol last week Monday, causing instant death.  There had previously been a fight between them, in which Huntington, who was intoxicated, was beaten in a shameful manner and ejected from the house.  A few minutes afterward he returned and perpetrated the murder.  He made no attempt to escape, and was at once arrested.  An inquest was held, and a verdict of willful murder returned.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert N. Yerby
Robert N. Yerby was shot and killed on the steamer A. J. White, near St. Louis Landing, Ark., last week Monday, by B. L. Oliver and his son.  The affair was the result of an old grudge.  Young Oliver first shot Yerby in the temple, and after he had fallen the elder Oliver fired upon him.  The Olivers then ordered the captain to stop the boat, which was done, and they landed and escaped into the woods.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Brown
George Brown, the celebrated oarsman, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. E. A. Warner
Hon. E. A. Warner, ex-Member of Congress from Arkansas, died in Nevada county on Friday week.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Doud
A shocking murder was committed in Scranton last week Monday night, the victim being a young man named Frank Doud, who was stabbed in the abdomen with a butcher’s knife by a companion named Walter Whittaker.  The stabbing occurred on a public street in a locality known as Boone Hill, where the murderer and his victim have resided for several years.  Doud and Whittaker, although boon companions, had been rival suitors for the hand of a young woman named McNamara, to whom the murderer was especially attached.  In the afternoon they met, and indulged in a war or words, during which the young lady’s name was freely mentioned.  Doud declared that he would take her away from all rivals, and this so incensed Whittaker that he became desperate, and going to his home, armed himself with a butcher’s knife, which he concealed in his boot, swearing that he would take the life of Frank Doud as soon as he met him.  They met in Washburne street in the evening, when Whittaker plunged the fatal knife into his victim and then ran off, leaving Doud lying on the road with his intestines protruding.  He died about midnight.  The assassin fled to the adjacent woods, and was closely pursued by the people of Boone Hill, who turned out and gave chase, searching every house and nook in the neighborhood without avail until Tuesday morning, when the fugitive was captured at Newton Centre, about eight miles distant, and brought back to the city.  He had a preliminary hearing before Mayor McKune in the afternoon, and was committed to await trial at the next term or court, to be held at Wilkesbarre, on the charge of killing Francis Doud.  The affair has created a good deal of excitement in that vicinity.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Isaac M. Singer
Isaac M. Singer, inventor of the Singer sewing machine, died in London, Eng., on Friday evening, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lewis Thompson
Lewis Thompson, colored, who had brutally outraged and beaten a young lady at Iuka, Mass., in May last, was taken from jail by a mob a few days ago and hanged.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Broderick
Patrick Broderick, in a fit of drunken devilishness, threw his own child, a babe six months old, out of a third story window causing its death, in the city of Philadelphia, on Saturday week.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Sylvina Bacon
Miss Sylvina Bacon, of Pottsville, died at the residence of Mrs. Hoyt Bacon, in Deerfield, on the 15th instant.  Many residents of that township will remember her with grateful affection for she taught school there years ago.  We understand she was about 50 years of age at the time of her death.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. W. McCrea
J. W. McCrea, of Mauch Chunk, stepped on a nail which penetrated his foot.--He suffered terribly, having many of the symptoms of hydrophobia, until death relieved him.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thos. Briggs
A young man named Thos. Briggs, son of John Briggs, of LeRoy township, Bradford county, was kicked by a horse and horribly bruised, on Friday, July 2, from the effects of which he died the following day.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lois M. Alexander
In Wellsboro, July 22d, 1875, of typhoid fever, Lois M., daughter of John and Sophia C. Alexander, aged 14 years and 11 months.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Skelton
In Wellsboro, May 7th, 1875, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. George Skelton, in the 65th year of her age.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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At his residence in Sullivan, July 2d, 1875, Ashtor Frost, aged 35 years.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [State Road Cemetery]

Thos. A. Kenturd
On Tuesday night John Frawner shot Thos. A. Kenturd, a clerk in the War Department, who Frawner charged with estranging his wife from him.  Kenturd died Friday night, and Frawner was arrested.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Millard Richardson
Millard Richardson, founder and editor of the Galveston News, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Vicompte de Beaument Vassy
Vicompte de Beaument Vassy, the well-known French political writer, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gen. Geo. E. Pickett
Gen. Geo. E. Pickett, died last Friday night at Norfolk, Va., after a brief illness, aged 50.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John McIver
John McIver, one of the proprietors of the Cunard steamship line, who retired from business sometime ago, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Commander Andrew Jackson Drake
Commander Andrew Jackson Drake, United States Navy, died Wednesday night, at Newark, NJ.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hans Andersen
Hans Andersen died of a cancer.  There is universal morning in Denmark at his death.  Deputations from various parts of that county and elsewhere in Europe attended his funeral.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Cullen Harlan, Howard (the engineer)
A terrible explosion occurred on the farm of Mr. Ben Haskins, in Maury county, Tennessee, Thursday morning.  Mr. Cullen Harlan and a number of hands were engaged in threshing with a steam thresher when the boiler exploded, killing Mr. Cullen Harlan, Howard the engineer, and a colored man instantly, and wounding seven others, two of whom will probably die.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Batty Blake
George Batty Blake, a well known banker of Boston, died last Friday.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton, a son of the great Alexander Hamilton, died on the 2d instant in New York, aged 90.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Archie Kelley
A colored man named Archie Kelley was hanged on Friday at Selma, Ala., for killing Andrew Cunningham.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert McFarland
Robert McFarland, financial editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last 13 years, died last week Monday night.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Isaac Van Auden
Isaac Van Auden, founder and one of the present owners of the Brooklyn Eagle, died on Wednesday at Poughkeepsie, aged 62.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Margaret Ann Hunter
At Hills Creek, Pa., July 27, 1875, Margaret Ann Hunter, aged 15 years, 5 months, and 20 days.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hughes
In Blossburg, Pa., August 4, 1875, John, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, aged 1 year and 2 months.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catherine Trahey
In Blossburg, Pa., August 4, 1875, Catherine, relict of James Trahey, aged 41 years.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall, collector of customs at Whitehall, NY, was found dead in his room Wednesday evening.  Apoplexy was the cause of his death.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ex-Governor Wm. A. Graham
Ex-Governor Wm. A. Graham, of North Carolina, died of organic disease of the heart at Congress Hall, Saratoga, Wednesday last.  He went there a few weeks since, and had been confined to his room four days when he died.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Horace Binney
Horace Binney died in Philadelphia last Thursday, aged 97.  Mr. Binney was the oldest member of the Philadelphia bar, to which he was admitted in 1809, and was the oldest graduate of Harvard University, having been graduated there in 1797.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Frick
A sad accident happened last Wednesday at Marshfield, resulting in the death of John Frick, a young man living at the Block House and aged about 20 years.  Mr. Frick was engaged digging a well for Mr. J. D. Strait.  Wishing to descend into it, and the bucket being down, he undertook to let himself down “hand over hand” on the chain.  Unfortunately, before starting, he did not notice that one coil of the chain was still on the windlass, and the result was, when he swung off the platform the windlass whirled around, letting him down with a jerk and breaking his hold on the chain.  He fell about 20 feet, striking his right side on the edge of the bucket.  No bones were broken, but he was so severely hurt internally that notwithstanding the best of care inflammation set in, and he died Friday noon.  Mr. Strait took the unfortunate young man’s remains to his father’s residence at the Block House, and the funeral service was held there on Sunday.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Prof. Joel Parker
Prof. Joel Parker, the eminent jurist, died at Cambridge, Mass., last Tuesday, 80 years of age.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. John B. Weller
Hon. John B. Weller, ex-Governor of California, died at New Orleans last Tuesday, aged 70.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. George Dock
Dr. George Dock, a prominent physician of Harrisburg, died at Clearfield Tuesday week, after a long illness.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Killerhouse
Mrs. Mary Killerhouse died in Kinderhook, NY, Friday night, aged 106 years, 2 months, and 9 days.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin T. Clarke
Benjamin T. Clarke, aged 79 years, died on the 14th instant, at Cazenovia.  He was widely known and highly respected.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles G. Finney
Charles G. Finney, for many years President of Oberlin (O.) College, died suddenly last week Monday, at Cleveland, of heart disease.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Prince Charles Theodore
Prince Charles Theodore, great uncle of the King of Bavaria, fell from his horse on the 16th, while out riding in Naples, Italy, and was instantly killed.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lieut. J. H. Chase
Lieut. J. H. Chase, of the regular army, died suddenly on board a pilot boat, in New York harbor on the 16th, on which he had been cruising several days for his health.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Commander George Morris, U. S. N.
Commander George Morris, U. S. N., died at Jordan, Va., last week Monday.  Commander Morris was in command of the Cumberland when she was sunk by the Merrimac in Hampton Roads.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Samuel Henry
Hon. Samuel Henry, member of the Pennsylvania Legislature from Cambria county, was found dead on the railroad track near Jamestown last Thursday morning.  He is supposed to have fallen from a train.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Young
Mr. John Young, of Blossburg, died at Troy last week Sunday.  He came to this country from Scotland about 40 years ago, and for many years was superintendent of the coal mines at Morris Run.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Grove
George Grove, 86 years of age, was fatally beaten by corner loafers on Fourth avenue, Brooklyn, on Thursday.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Abram & Female child Symonds
Abram Symonds, probably insane, killed his daughter with an axe, near Kingston, and then killed himself, on Saturday week.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sir Edward Ryan
Sir Edward Ryan, Vice Chancellor of the University of London, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martin Grover
Martin Grover, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, died at his residence in Angelica, NY, last week Monday.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Cyrus Nutt
Rev. Cyrus Nutt, 15 years President of the Indiana State University, at Bloomington, Ind., died at that place last week.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willis Nazary
Willis Nazary, Bishop of the British Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada, died at Shelburne, N. S., last week Sunday.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bayard Boyd
Bayard Boyd, of Baltimore, for many years paymaster of the Erie Railway, died on the 16th inst., at Clinton, Illinois, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Isaac Denman
Rev. Isaac Denman, a well-known Baptist minister, aged 80 years, was killed at Lodi, Indiana, Saturday afternoon by being run over by a train.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

G. W. Northrop
G. W. Northrop, a respected merchant of Tunkhannock, committed suicide a few days ago by cutting his throat.  Mr. Northrop was a brother-in-law of Jay Gould.  He had been suffering for sometime under a dyspeptic melancholy.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James V. Leach, Esq.
We regret to announce the death of James V. Leach, Esq., which took place at his residence in Westfield last week Monday.  As our readers already know, Mr. Leach had been in failing health for many months before his death, his disease being consumption.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ed. Kelly
Ed. Kelly, aged 15 years, residing two miles east of Addison, died recently from the effects of inhaling Paris green while he was sprinkling it upon potato vines.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark, of Campbell, Steuben county, died a few days ago, aged nearly 92 years.  He was one of the oldest residents of that place, having lived there over half a century.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles C. Higgins
Mr. Charles C. Higgins, a prominent hardware dealer in Dansville, NY, was recently found in a dying condition in the woods near that village.  A post mortem examination showed that he died from a partial softening of the brain.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Richard Austin
Richard Austin, who had been a resident of Corning for more than 20 years, a tinner by trade, and for some years foreman at Walker & Lathrop’s tin shop, committed suicide by hanging on Sunday week.  He had been out of work for some time, and was much depressed on this account, which no doubt has much to do with his sad end.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arthur Sanguin(?)
Arthur Sanguin(?), a lad about 12 years of age, met with a horrible death a few days ago in the L. L. & Co.’s rolling mill at Scranton.  He was playing hide-and-seek with two other boys, and attempted to run through a narrow place, when he was thrown headlong into the wheel-pit.  His head was struck by one of the ponderous arms of the wheel, which at that time was making 85 resolutions to the minute, and he was killed instantly.  His body was swung around in the wheel, and thrown some 20 feet to the other end of the pit, a limp and mangled mass with nearly every bone broken.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Samuel Henry
A correspondent writes from Johnstown under date of the 19th instant as follows:  A gloom has been cast over the inhabitants of this county to day by an accident to Hon. Samuel Henry, ex-member of the Legislature, which resulted in his immediate death.  Mr. Henry had been in Philadelphia for several days past, and was returning this morning.  He intended to stop here a few hours, after which he meant to go to his home at Ebensburg, several miles distant.  He was in conversation with Conductor Hare, of the Pittsburgh express, which arrived in this city at 4:12 a.m., and hearing Johnstown announced as the next station, opened the door of the car and stepped out, intending to get his baggage in readiness, which was in the rear sleeping car.  But just as he reached the platform, a jolt of the train threw him suddenly from it to the ground with a great force, literally splitting his head in two and causing the brains to ooze out.  His body was discovered on the track about two miles east of here this morning.  Mr. Henry was elected to the Legislature from Cambria county on the Republican ticket in 1871, and took his seat in 1872, serving three years.  He was a young and promising politician, and unlike a majority of politicians was thoroughly honest.  He was a man of ability, of high character and commanding reputation, and was deservedly the most popular gentleman in the county.  Previous to the accident he was in high spirits.  His life was insured in two companies for $10,000, and on his person were found two traveling insurance tickets for $3,000 each.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Wealthy Wetmore
In Wellsboro, August 27th, 1875, Wealthy, infant daughter of Job and Jane Wetmore.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. M. Turner
A duel was fought at Waco, Texas, last week in the dark, between Charles Carrick and J. M. Turner.  The distance was four feet, and the weapons used were six-shooters.  Three shots were fired, and Turner was killed.  The affair arose out of a quarrel on some trivial matter.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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