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Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Twelve

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1872  Wellsboro Agitator Obituaries

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Lewis Clark
In Wayne, Steuben county, NY, December 1, 1871, Lewis Clark, aged 66 years.  (Wednesday, January 3, 1872, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward Wetherbee
In Clymer, March 20, 1872, Mr. Edward Wetherbee, aged 51 years.  (Wednesday, April 3, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma Jane Ruggles
In Charleston, March 22d, 1872, Emma Jane, infant child of D. W. & Rosetta Ruggles, aged 8 months.  (Wednesday, April 3, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Milton Chase
Milton Chase, an old resident of Elk county, died at his residence in Benezette on the 7th instant.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Monroe
Alexander Monroe, as esteemed citizen of Lock Haven and an excellent practical geologist, died a few days since.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Martha M. Rumsey [SRGP 06150]
On Rumsey Hill, near Mainesburg, Tioga county, Pa., April 2d, 1872, Martha M., youngest daughter of ?, aged ?  (Wednesday, April 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

David Van Zile
At the County House, March 13th, 1872, David Van Zile of Osceola, aged ? years.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julia Hildreth
In Delmar, Tioga county, April 9, 1872, Julia, wife of George Hildreth, in the 49th year of her age.  (Wednesday, April 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary A. Graves
In Middlebury, Oct. 31st, of consumption, Mary E., daughter of Daniel and Mary A. Gee, wife of Richard Graves.  Aged 22 years, 10 months.  After a long and painful sickness patiently endured, Mary fell asleep in the love of Jesus, leaving a farewell message to her husband and friends, to meet her in Heaven.  She leaves a darling baby, age six months.  (Tuesday, December 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Heron
Death of James Heron.--We learn just as we go to press that James Heron, Treasurer of the Fall Brook Coal Company, died last Sunday, at his residence in Blossburg, from an attack of billous fever.  Mr. Heron was a gentleman highly respected by all who knew him or ever had occasion to transact business with him.  He was a man of perfect integrity, and had won and deserved the implicit confidence of the company he has served so long.  His loss can but be severely felt by him.  (Tuesday, September 24, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Wm. H. Seward
Auburn, October 10.--Hon. Wm. H. Seward died at his residence in Auburn at 8:15 this afternoon.  Mr. Seward having taken cold and being somewhat ailing for a day or two, was on the evening of Saturday, the 5th, seized with a severe chill, and his physician, Dr. Theodore Dimon, was summoned to him.  He had been during the summer in his ordinary good health, suffering only inconveniences from the muscular palsy of his arms, and had been engaged in preparing for the press an account of his recent journey around the world.  The chill was that of ordinary tertian ague, accompanied by a harassing catarrhal cough.  It was followed by fever and delirium, which lasted till in the night.  On Sunday he was up in the afternoon, took his dinner, and passed a comfortable night.--On Monday, with the exception of his cough and catarrh, he was comfortable, and dictated as usual to his assistants in the completion of his book.  He played whist on Monday evening, but at 10 p.m., a slight chill occurred, followed by delirium and fever, with aggravated catarrhal disturbance of the chest, which lasted nearly all night, his physician seeing him on this account after midnight.  Tuesday morning, after some sleep, he was again better, and drove out in the afternoon, but the delirium, fever and restlessness returned with the cough on Tuesday night. On Wednesday he drove out for two hours and dictated in his amanuensis as usual, though harassed all day with the cought and a catarrhal effusion in the chest.  On Wednesday evening his cough abated for a while, and there seemed a promise of a good night, but the fever, restlessness and cough returned at bedtime.  He was nearly sleepless till near 5 o’clock in the morning.  At 4 a.m., to relieve the tedium of lying sleepless, he had his son William, read the New York Times of Wednesday morning to him.  He slept after five pretty well till 11 a.m., to-day, though his fever kept up without any real remission.   At half-past one he was seized with a great difficulty of breathing, caused by a sudden catarrhal effusion into the lungs, commencing with the right lung, and soon the left also, which occasioned his death in about two hours.  He entertained no apprehension but that he should recover from the attack of catarrhal ague until last night and this morning, while, at his age, and with the addition of muscular palsy, from which he has suffered so long, the fact that the fever was increasing upon him, together with the catarrhal disturbance, led his physician to apprehend a fatal result in the course of a week or more.  Yet no immediate danger was felt and the dissolution was sudden and unexpected.  For the last hour of his life, as the powers of nature were giving away, his condition became easy, and he spent the time in affectionate leave-takings of his relatives and dependents, and finally sank quietly to his last rest as if going to sleep.  Mr. Seward’s intellectual faculties were clear and vigorous to the last, save when disturbed by the paroxysms of fever.  Just after the effusion from his lungs to-day, and thinking it would relieve his breathing, he was at his own desire placed on a lounge, bolstered up, and moved from his adjoining bedroom into his study, where, in the midst of his books and his literary and other papers, and surrounded by his relatives and a few friends and all his devoted dependents, he breathed his last.  (Tuesday, October 15, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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1873  Wellsboro Agitator Obituaries

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Jacob Hammersly
The Lock Haven Republican mentions the death of Jacob Hammersly of Hammersly’s Fork, at the great age of 95 years.  Mr. H last summer was seen in a field loughing with a yoke of oxen, looking more vigorous and better able to work than many men half his age.  He settled on Kettle Creek more than 50 years ago.  He never saw a railroad or locomotive.  He was a good citizen, and will be mourned by numerous friends.  (Tuesday, February 25, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Maher
The Mansfield Avertiser says that on Saturday evening, the 15th instant, a Miss Maher, residing in Arnot, while sitting at a sewing machine engaged in sewing, was approached by a domestic who was mopping the floor, and who accidentally hit the lamp with the handle of the mop, knocking, it into Miss M’s lap.  Her apparel was instantly on fire, and hasty efforts were made to put it out, but she was so badly burned that she died of her injuries on the following night.  (Tuesday, February 25, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Peter Gaylor
A blacksmith named Peter Gaylor, aged about 45 years, and a resident of Liberty, was found frozen to death, last Friday week, on the plank road some five miles beyond English Center.  When he left home he had a bottle of liquor in his pocket, and when his body was found, his coat was off and in his hands he grasped the bottle, which still contained a little whisky.  The jury summoned by Squire Wood, of White Pine, rendered a verdict that “the deceased, Peter Gaylor, came to his death from the results of intoxication and exposure to the inclement weather,” and that his death was solely due the causes mentioned.  He leaves a wife and several children to suffer in poverty for the indiscretion of the husband and father, in yielding to the demon of intemperance.  (Tuesday, February 25, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Davis
At his residence, in Charleston, Feb. 8, 1873, William Davis, aged 87 years and 18 days.  Mr. Davis was a native of Wales.  (Tuesday, February 25, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fred Strait
In Wellsboro, March 5, 1873, Fred, infant son of Charles F. and Julia Strait.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lurenda Olmstead
Mrs. Lurenda Olmstead, of Delmar, Tioga county, Pa., born July 3, 1790, departed this life at peace on Feb. 11, 1873.  She had been for more than 60 years member of the M. E. Church.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Richard Hammersley
Mr. Richard Hammersley, residing at Hammersley’s Forks, was accidentally killed on the 4th instant, on the job of Merrimen, at Laurel Run, by the falling of a limb.  He was a single man, and leaves a widowed mother aged about 80 years.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Friends
The Elmira Advertiser says that James Friends, of Jackson Township, died at his residence on the 6th of March last.  He was one of the earliest settlers, if not the earliest, of the township, and lived on the farm where he died for more than 40 years.  He was esteemed as a good neighbor and an excellent citizen.  He was 73 years of age.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria B. Loop
Died of consumption, at her residence in Lawrence township, Pa., March 8, 1873, Maria B., wife of James Loop and daughter of the late Joseph Campbell, deceased, of Nelson, aged 80 years and 5(or 6) months.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Nelson, and was ready to depart and be with Christ when the summons came.  She leaves an affectionate husband and two small daughters to mourn her loss.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucinda Shaw
In Dresden, NY, January 26, of consumption, Miss Lucinda, wife of Rev. John Shaw, and mother of Mrs. Gladding, aged 50(or 60) years.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary E. Gladding
At Mt. Morris, NY, February 8th, 1873, of consumption, Mrs. Mary E., wife of Charles H. Gladding, aged 31(or 81) years.  Thus mother and daughter died within two weeks.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Dora Maud Potter
In Buffalo, NY, March 7, 1873, Dora Maud, only daughter of Ezra H. and Louvisa Potter, aged 1 year, 1 month and 7 days.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Peter N. Dockstader
In Charleston, Pa., March 9th, 1873, Peter N. Dockstader, aged 73 years, 11 months, and 9 days.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William H. Hopkins
William H. Hopkins, for many years a leader of the Democratic party in Washington county, Pennsylvania, died, March 6, 1873.--He was born in Washington county, September 14, 1804, and was at the time of his death a banker in his native town.  In 1834 he entered political life, being then elected to the lower house of the Legislature.  By subsequent re-elections he retained his seat until 1840, being during this term of office three times Speaker of the House.  During the years 1842 and 1843 he held the position of Secretary of the Land Office, and was Canal Commissioner during 1853, 54, and 55.  He was also a commissioner of the old Cumberland State road for three years under Shank, and for two years under Porter.  In 1864 he was elected to the State Senate, his term ending in 1856.  His latest Official position, held at the time of his death, was that of a member of the Constitutional Convention.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Judge Edward Herrick
The Towanda Reporter states that Judge Edward Herrick, of Athens, died at his residence in that village, on Friday morning March 7th, at the advanced age of nearly 85 years.  He was President Judge of this Judicial District, under the old constitution, from 1818 to 1880, when the new constitution was adopted.  He has resided in Athens, since his retirement from the bench.  The night previous to his death, he retired apparently in good health.  When the family entered his room in the morning, he was found a corpse.  His funeral was attended on Monday.  The members of the bar of the county met and adopted the following resolutions:  At a meeting of the members of the bar of Bradford county, on the occasion of the death of the Hon. Edward Herrick, (in the 85th year of his age, formerly for 20 years President Judge of this District), on Monday the 10th day of March A. D. 1873, the Hon. F. B. Streeter in the chair.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John B. Hart
In Chatham, Feb. 17th, 1873, Mr. John B. Hart.  He died quite suddenly, being sick only three days.  (Tuesday, April 8, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. E. P. Clark
Mrs. E. P. Clark, of Mansfield, died of congestion of the lungs a few days ago.  She had resided in Richmond township more than 40 years, was widely known in that region and generally esteemed.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male child Ross
The Blossburg Register says that on Wednesday night last, a little child of John Ross, of that village, a boy four months old was accidentally smothered in bed by another child lying across its face while both were asleep.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. P. Davenport
E. P. Davenport, one of the oldest business men in Elmira, died a few days since, aged 64, of spinal meningitis.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Patrick Conneen
Patrick Conneen, of Towanda, was run over by the cars, several days ago and killed.  He had a wife and four little children.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bennett McDougal
Bennett McDougal, of Veteran, Chemung county, hanged himself in his barn, while temporarily insane, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sophia Boyden
In Delmar, April 3d, 1873, Mrs. Sophia Boyden, wife of Addison Boyden, aged 58 years.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Magee
Mr. John Magee, youngest son of the late Hon. John Magee, died at his brother’s residence at Watkins, NY, last Friday afternoon.  His death was quite sudden and unexpected and was caused by congestion of the lungs.  His age was about 29.  (Tuesday, April 29, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph Andrus
Mr. Joseph Andrus, a section hand at Old Station, dropped dead while at work a few days since.  An inquest was held, and the jury found that Mr. Andrus died of heart disease.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male child Schrader
The Register says that a little boy, son of Mr. C. Schrader, of Roseville, was instantly killed on Monday, April 14, in his father’s grist-mill in that place, by his clothing catching on a shaft, which was in motion.  One of his arms was broken, and he was otherwise mangled so badly that life was extinct before the mill could be stopped.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. J. Young
A. J. Young of Spring Mills, Centre county, committed suicide a few days ago by severing an artery in his arm.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gen. George Kress
Gen. George Kress, a well known citizen of Elmira, for many years a resident of this county, died on Sunday week, at the age of 67 years.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elkanah Smith
A gentleman named Elkanah Smith, aged 82 years, was run over by an Erie train, near Pennsylvania Avenue crossing in Elmira, on Tuesday, and so injured that he died almost instantly.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Martin
James Martin of Jersey Shore, aged 81 years, while making a trip to visit his daughters in Indiana, fell off the caranear Sydney, Ohio, a few days since, and received injuries from which he died the same afternoon.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henderson
In Weedsport, NY, an aged couple by the name of Henderson, aged 83 and 84 years old, died at almost the same time, the funeral service for both took place at the same time, and they were buried in one grave.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ezra E. Fanoher
Wednesday morning, about half-past 4 o’clock, the boiler exploded in the mill of Slonaker, Howard & Co., at Williamsport, and Ezra E. Fanoher, the engineer, was instantly killed, William Muncy, the watchman, dangerously, and two others slightly injured.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

W. R. Finch
The Elk county, Pa., Democrat, states the W. R. Finch a former photographer at Ridgeway, was shot dead by a gambling comrade at Parker’s Landing, having just won $1,500, which enraged the other gambler, who killed him, grabbed the money and escaped.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Major Fowler
The Havana Journal states that Major Fowler, of Alpine, an employe in the Tannery, aged 45, awoke in the morning and spoke of rising, but was advised by his wife to sleep later, as he was working hard daily.  Soon after she found that he was dying, and he soon expired.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Annis Tyler
In Delmar, on the 28th of April, Mrs. Annis, wife of Ames Tyler, in the 72nd year of her age.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John VanValkenburg
At Wellsboro, May 3d, 1873, of dropsy, John VanValkenburg, aged 74 years.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Bartholomew
At Chatham Valley, Pa., on the 17th of April, 1873, of quick consumption, Mr. Charles Bartholomew.  He was perfectly resigned, and entreated all to meet him in Heaven.  His last words were, “Jesus, come, O how beautiful!:  His family is bereaved of a kind, tender father and husband.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fanny Clark
At her residence, near Mansfield, April 11th, of pneumonia, Mrs. Fanny, wife of E. P. Clark, in her 70th year.  She was a native of Orange county, NY.  Her maiden name was Fitzgerald.  Having lost all her near relatives while quite young, she came to Tioga county in 1828, and engaged in the profession of teaching, for which good common-school education and strong intellect had well qualified her.  In 1834 she married E. P. Clark, and settled on the farm where she died.  The husband who mourns the loss of the loving, faithful companion of nearly 40 years, can best testify to her wifely virtues, and has the sympathy of all who know him.  Her five sons grow to manhood, and an adopted daughter, loved as a sister, made the circle complete.  Her motherly devotion was ever beautiful to behold; and when her eldest and her youngest sons were called home, a few years since, the bereavement caused a sorrow which time could never remove, and it clouded all her remaining days.  She was one of the 13 charter members of the Baptist church in Mansfield, and labored with untiring energy and zeal to build the house, which was a credit to the little band, who, in their poverty, “built a House unto the Lord.”  Of this church she continued an influential member till called to the church above.  A woman of remarkable memory, and taking an interest in all the great political questions which agitated the country from time to time, of bright intellectual faculties, and varied knowledge, she was an able advocate of any cause she espoused.  As such, and for her strict adherence to duty, wonderful mother-love and fidelity to friends and principles, she will be long remembered and beloved.  Her funeral was largely attended, although the roads were almost inpassable.  The whole community seemed desirous of testifying its regard for the departed.  Mansfield, April 25th, 1873.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph Fellows
The Corning Democrat gives a brief obituary notice of Mr. Joseph Fellows, who died at his residence in that village on Tuesday morning last, at the advanced age of 91 years.  He was born in England in 1782 and emigrated with his father to this country when 13 years old, studied law in New York city 7 years, moved to Geneva, NY while a young man, and became agent for the Pultney estate, which position he held until only two years ago.  Mr. Fellows moved to Bath, Steuben county about 20 years ago, and from there to this village about five years afterwards.  At the time of his death he owned a large interest in the coal and iron mines of Scranton, Pa., a large number of lots in Corning, and property in other sections, to the estimated value of about one million of dollars.  He never married and his heirs consist of brothers and sisters or their children.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George J. Pumpelly
George J. Pumpelly, a leading citizen of Owego, NY, and a gentleman of wealth and refinement, died very suddenly, at his residence in that village last Friday morning.  (Tuesday, May 13, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Isaac Gregory
Isaac Gregory died at Athens on Saturday week at the age of about 60 years.  He has been a resident of that village for many years and had a very large circle of friends in Bradford county.  (Tuesday, May 13, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Walrus Seeley
In Austin, Minn., on April 30, 1873, Walrus Seeley, aged 69 years.  (Tuesday, May 13, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Andrew B. Dickinson
Hon. Andrew B. Dickinson, at one time a resident of Hornby, Steuben county, NY, and more recently United States Minister to Nicaragua, died on the 21st ult., at the city of Leon, Central America, at the age of 71.  Mr. Dickinson was a man of very limited education, but of great natural ability, and was a politician of considerable influence in the State of New York.  He was a member of the State Senate for several years.  (Tuesday, May 20, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seth Clark
In Charleston, Pa., May 8, 1873(?), of heart disease, Seth Clark, in the 74th year of his age.  (Tuesday, June 3, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John R. Pierce
The Troy Gazette of last week speaks as follows of the late John R. Pierce of this village.  “The body of John R. Pierce of Wellsboro, was brought to this village for burial on Tuesday this week.  He was the youngest son of the late Stephen Pierce and a brother of Mrs. G. F. Redington of this place, and was noted for his ability and his easy and genial manners.  He spent his boyhood in Troy, but removed with his father to Wellsboro over a dozen years ago, and has since been a resident of that town.  For a year or so he was a student at the State Normal School in Mansfield, where he was a general favorite for his qualities of both head and heart.  On the death of his father he became a law student with Mortimer F. Elliott, Esq., of Wellsboro but finally gave up the business and entered into partnership with W. C. Kress in the drug business, buying Mr. Kress out last fall.  During the past spring his health began to fail suddenly and consumption which had carried away a loved father and brother was speedily developed and he sank rapidly under its attacks.  He had only attained his majority last fall and his untimely death causes sorrow in the hearts of a multitude of hopeful friends.  (Tuesday, June 10, 1873, The Wellsboro  Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Elva Mowrey
In Farmington, on the 10th of March, Miss Elva Mowrey, in the 70th year of her age.  (Tuesday, June 10, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha Mowrey Vandusen
In Farmington, on the 17th of May, of quick consumption, Martha Mowrey, wife of Adalmar Vandusen, in her 20th year.  Thus have died in a short time two sisters, the only daughters of Henry Mowrey.  Of a family of six children belonging to Mr. Mowrey only one is left, five having died within the last few years.  In less than seven months of married life Mr. Vandusen is left a widower, his bright prospects blasted, and he bereft of a lovely companion and friend.  (Tuesday, June 10, 1873, The Wellsboro  Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James L. DePui
On Saturday week, James L. DePui, the youngest son of Major Vine DePui, devised lot of Tioga, was crushed to death while coupling cars on the Missouri Railroad, near Jefferson City.  His remains reached Tioga last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, June 24, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. Ellis Greene
Dr. Ellis Greene who practiced medicine in Bellefonte and Centre county for over 30 years recently went to Boston to visit his son.  He was taken ill there and died.  He was highly esteemed as a physician, says the Republican, was the inventor or compounder of the well known chemical and scientific Dr. Ellis Greene’s Red and Brown Pills, which have been so popular for 25 years as a family medicine.  (Tuesday, June 24, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Major John Reynolds
Major John Reynolds, of Rebersburg, Centre county, a member of the legislature in 1845, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, July 1, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jonathan Slaughter
Mr. Jonathan Slaughter, a soldier of the war of 1812, died in the town of Erwin, Steuben county, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, July 1, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Calkins
Mrs. Betsey Calkins, one of the most respected residents of Painted Post, died last Tuesday in the 80th year of her age.  (Tuesday, July 1, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. M. C. Trout
Hon. M. C. Trout, ex-member of Congress, dropped dead in Munch Chunk, Pa., while accompanying the Pennsylvania editorial excursion party last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, July 1, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jesse R. Grant
Jesse R. Grant, father of the President, died at Covington, Kentucky, Sunday week.  Gen. Grant had been sent for, but his father expired before his arrival.  (Tuesday, July 22, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin Cass
Death by drowning.--A sad casualty occurred last Tuesday in Nelson, resulting in the death of Edwin Cass, a son of Willard Cass of Farmington township.  It seems that the young man, who was about 18 years of age, undressed and went into the river on Mr. J. D. Campbell’s farm Tuesday toward night, probably for the purpose of bathing.  Being alone and not knowing how to swim young Cass was evidently drowned by getting into deep water before he was aware of his danger.  A person near by heard a cry for help, but did not know whence it came.  The young man was missed the same evening, and some search was made for him, but his body was not found until the next morning.  His clothes were found lying on the bank, and a thorough exploration of the river bed was at once entered upon by the neighbors.  After some time the body was found lying in a deep hole evidently near where the boy had entered the water.  A jury was at once summoned by Justice J. D. Campbell acting as Coroner, and after viewing the body and listening to the testimony a verdict was found in accordance with the facts above set forth.  (Tuesday, July 8, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David H. Tuthill
Mr. David H. Tuthill, an old resident of Elmira, died on the 4th instant at the Mountain House, Catskill, NY.  (Tuesday, July 8, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John W. Haas
There was a shooting affair last Friday afternoon at Dansville, NY, resulting in the death of Mr. John W. Haas at the hands of Dr. Ellis, a young physician of good standing and considerable practice.  Haas followed Ellis into the back room of a drug store, where a quarrel and scuffle took place, in which Haas got shot just under the left eye, causing his death in a few hours.  Ellis at once gave himself up to the officers of the law.  The cause of the quarrel is unknown.  (Tuesday, July 8, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank H. Field
July 25, 1873, Frank H., son of Delos and Minerva Field, aged 4(?) years, 2 months and 18 days.  (Tuesday, August 12, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Barbara A. Campbell
At Stokesdale, Tioga county, Pa., August 6th, 1873, Mrs. Barbara A., wife of Albert Campbell, aged 19 years, 11(?) months and 14 days.  (Tuesday, August 12, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Julia Turner
Julia Turner, aged 10 years, the daughter of Joseph Turner, was instantly killed at Perkins’ tannery, Factoryville, NY, a few days ago.  She and a couple of younger children were playing about some logs, when she fell and a log rolled upon her, dislocating her neck, causing instant death.  (Tuesday, September 9, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Plumley
In Delmar, on the 5th instant, Mrs. Hannah Plumley, aged 84 years.  (Tuesday, September 9, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willie Adelbert Packard
In Covington, Pa., August 31, 1873, Willie Adelbert Packard, son of A. F. and Mary R. Packard, aged 6 years, 5 months and 19 days.  (Tuesday, September 9, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha Wilson
At the residence of her daughter, in Covington, on the 20th of September, Mrs. Martha Wilson, aged 87 years.  Mrs. Wilson was one of the old settlers of this county, removing from Massachusetts with her husband, Sumner Wilson, in the spring of 1819.  They purchased a farm in Richmond township, near Covington, where they continued to reside until a short time previous to her death.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1874, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

General Ela Merriam
The death of General Ela Merriam is announced as having occurred at his home in Locust Grove, town of Leyden, Lewis county, NY, on Tuesday.  Gen. Merriam was one of the pioneers in the stage business in Central New York.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nellie Wetmore Haynes
In Spartansburg, Crawford county, Pa., Nov. 15th, Nellie Wetmore, youngest daughter of Samuel and Jane W. Haynes, aged one year and two months.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Horace Scott
Horace Scott, a native of Nelson, in this county, died in Corning, last Saturday week, of fever after an illness of five weeks.  He was a railroad employee, and was highly respected by all who knew him.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Henrietta C. Tifft
Mrs. Henrietta C. Tifft, a daughter of Rev. Henry F. Hill, of Lindley, died very suddenly at Antrim last Tuesday.  She went up on the train of the day before to visit Mrs. Bailey, her sister, who resides at that place, and appeared to be in her usual health almost up to the time of her death.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Sanders
The Muncy Luminary says that a little girl of Mr. A. J. Sanders, of Muncy, aged six years, was so horribly burned, on Thursday afternoon, that she died at 10 o’clock, the same evening.  Her mother left her in the house alone while she went to the wood pile for wood, and by some means the child’s clothing caught fire, and by the time the mother returned were entirely burned off her, and her injuries resulted in her death as above stated.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert D. Brown
The Addison Advertiser says that Robert D. Brown, a lumberman, residing on Post Creek, in Hornby, while cutting off the butt of a fallen tree in the woods near his saw mill about sunset, on Monday, the 24th ultimo, was crushed to death by its rolling upon him.  His family supposed he had gone to a neighbor’s for the evening.  As he did not return, search was made towards morning, and he was found dead.  He was about 55 years old and leaves five children grown up, and a wife.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Steve Smith
Steve Smith, the old negro lumber dealer at Columbia, and well known to many of our lumbermen, died at Philadelphia on the 14th ultimo, aged 78 years.  His estate is said to be worth $250,000.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wesley Jayne
A sad accident occurred in Meshoppen township, Wyoming county a few days ago, Wesley Jayne, son of David Jayne, was cleaning a gun with the muzzle near his breast, and in some manner the gun was discharged lodging the contents in his side.  He died almost instantly.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Wakely
Died at his residence in Brookfield, Tioga county, Pa., February 12th, 1873, Daniel Wakely in the 41st year of his age.  The subject of this notice, while laboring at a log-trail, on Kettle Creek, was accidentally and severely hurt, and his injury finally resulted in his death.  His funeral was attended by a large congregation who seemed deeply to realize the sad affliction with which they were visited.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dennis Connors
On Thanksgiving day, a man named Dennis Connors was killed at Rock Hill, Elk county, by one James A. Burke, in a fight shout match a watch which Burke claimed Connors had stolen from him.  Burke was arrested and sent to jail.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. John M. Parker
Hon. John M. Parker, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, died suddenly of apoplexy at his residence in Owego last Tuesday evening.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Samuel Nelson
Hon. Samuel Nelson, ex Judge of the United State Supreme Court, died suddenly of apoplexy while sitting in his chair on Saturday afternoon, at his residence in Cooperstown, NY.  He had been for some months past in good health and spirits, but on Monday he complained of having taken a slight cold, and was confined to his room until Friday.  He came down to breakfast on Saturday morning at a rather late hour, as was his custom, appearing as well as usual.  While sitting in his chair between one and two o’clock p. m.,. listening to the reading of a letter by Mrs. Nelson, he made an inquiry in regard to it, and then, without a word or a sigh, died.  So quiet were his last moments that it was supposed he had fainted, and not until the physicians pronounced him dead was the truth realized.  Judge Nelson had reached his 81st year on the 10th of last month, having been born at Helena, Washington county, New York, in the year 1792.  He graduated at Middlebury College, Vermont, in August, 1813, and from that time he arose rapidly, practicing his profession, law, for several years with great success, and attaining a circuit judgeship in 1823 under a Constitution he had helped to frame.  This position he held until 1831, when he became Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.  In 1837 Chief Justice Savage resigned, and Judge Nelson was promoted to his place, holding it for eight years, and bringing to the discharge of his important magisterial duties great learning and ability, a high sense of honor, and the most inflexible integrity.  After an honorable and distinguished career of 22 years upon the bench of his native State, he was elevated to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States in February, 1845.  This office he filled until Thanksgiving Day, when he sent in his resignation, and it was accepted on the first of the following month.  Since that time till Saturday, when his death took place, this eminent jurist resided at Cooperstown, surrounded by all the quietude and attraction of a beloved home.  Some two years ago, when the Joint High Commission sat in Washington to arrange the details of a treaty for the settlement of international questions between Great Britain and the United States, Judge Nelson was a member of that body, and by his vast knowledge of law and thorough familiarity with those principles that regulate and guide the conduct of nations toward each other, aided the Government in no small degree in settling a dispute that had threatened to interrupt the friendly relations of England and America.  To the task assigned him on this occasion Judge Nelson brought all the powers of his strong well balanced, and well cultivated mind.  Accustomed to deal with difficult and intricate questions of law and fact, and decide them with firmness and justice, he was peculiarly fitted to be a member of that commission, and the services he rendered his country during the sessions of that commission, protracted as they were, will be long remembered by the people and the nation of whose best interests he proved himself to be a watchful and unflinching guardian.  In the proceedings of the commission he had opposed to him some of the ablest diplomats of England; but when they came in contact with Judge Nelson they were bound to admit, as they did, that they had found a man able to cope with the most expert of them, and of whom this Republic had reason to be proud, for he was as wise in council as he was fearless, independent, and incorruptible on the bench.  It will be seen from the above that Judge Nelson was for 25 years a judicial officer of his native State, and for 28 years, wanting a few months, a member of the Supreme Court of the United States.  The history of England does not furnish a similar instance.  The judicial records of the United States do not tarnish us with a parallel case.  Lord Mansfield occupied the bench for 32 years, and Lord Eldon for 28 years.  Chief Justice Marshall adorned the Supreme Court of the United States for 34 years by his genius and his learning.  Chief Justice Taney filled the same place for 30 years.  Mr. Justice Story was a judge for 34 years, and Chancellor Kent for about 25 years.  To none of these great men was Samuel Nelson inferior as a jurist.  To the future historian may fitly be left the duty of saying how far, in every respect, he may be compared with the illustrious men who were his contemporaries at the bar and upon the bench.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Ditchburn
William Ditchburn, of Fall Brook, and lately of Union township, was run over by a car at Ralston station, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, while attempting to get on a train to go up the inclined plane at the McIntyre mines.  He was so badly hurt that he died the same evening.  Mr. Ditchburn had been a resident of this county for 24 years, living almost the whole of that time in Union.  He was well known and highly respected in that region.  He was born in Northumberland, England, and came to this country about 30 years ago, acting for several years as a superintendent of mines, in Schuylkill county.  He then engaged in farming in Union township, and remained there until a few months ago, when he sold his farm and moved to Fall Brook.--His loss will be deeply regretted by all who knew him.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucy Baker [GAFFORD, Lucy - SRGP 62184]
Lucy, wife of Edgar Baker and daughter of James Gafford, late of Sullivan, died in Troy, Bradford county, of a dropisical tumor December 8th.  She was buried in Mainesburg cemetery.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Doty [SRGP 02381]
Mr. Daniel Doty, of Sullivan, died December 15th, of consumption.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge here, and was buried by that order.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Wood Cemetery]

John B. Jones
A man by the name of John B. Jones, a farmer living in Canton, Bradford county, shot and killed himself last Tuesday morning.  Cause unknown.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas McClure
Thomas McClure, died at his residence, near the village of Havana, NY, on Sunday morning, December 7th, of consumption, at the age of 77 years.  He was for many years the principal owner of McClure’s Glen, now known as the Havana Glen.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John S. Hopkins
John S. Hopkins, the wealthiest citizen of Baltimore, died in that city last Wednesday morning, aged 78.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1873, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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