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1878-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries
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J. S. Werner

J. S. Werner, arrested for forgery and counterfeiting at Peoria, who was to be brought to Reading, Pennsylvania, for trial, committed suicide in jail at Peoria, Wednesday night. (Tuesday, July 2, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Geo. W. Stiles, wife, and child

Early Thursday morning Geo. W. Stiles, of Philadelphia, shot his wife in the breast, cut the throat of his three-year old child, and afterward cut his own. All were removed to the hospital. (Tuesday, July 2, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Perrino

Frank Perrino, colored, was hung last Wednesday at Savannah, Ga., for the murder of J. F. Lee, a white farmer. Five thousand people witnessed the hanging.--The criminal acknowledged his guilt. (Tuesday, July 2, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Luke Dolan

Luke Dolan, of Bradford county, recently told his son Thomas to drive some sheep to a pasture lot. Thomas did not do it, and a quarrel arose in the family during which the father shot and killed his son. (Tuesday, July 2, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. Daniel Sturgeon

Hon. Daniel Sturgeon, one of the three surviving Senators of the United States who were contemporaries of Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Benton and other stars in the galaxy of statesmen which shone so brightly nearly 40 years ago, died at his home in Union town recently, aged 89. (Tuesday, July 9, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rodin Pratt

Rodin Pratt died at Olean, New York, recently, aged 107 years. (Tuesday, July 16, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Godarn Smith

We are informed that the young man who was shot at Westfield on the 4th, Mr. Godarn Smith, of Sabinsville, died last Saturday or Sunday. (Tuesday, July 16, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Antonine Turburg

At Blossburg, July 9, 1878, of consumption, Antonine Turburg, aged 51(or 61) years. (Tuesday, July 16, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw, wife murderer, was executed at Milledgeville, Ga., a few days ago. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. Maurice Joly

A Paris dispatch states that M. Maurice Joly, the well-known Radical advocate, has committed suicide. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Franklin Noyes

John Franklin Noyes, once a popular actor, was drowned a few days ago in Harlem river, while boating. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Richard Sutton

Richard Sutton, formerly official reporter of the Senate proceedings, died a few days ago, aged about 70 years. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Professor H. G. Eastman

Professor H. G. Eastman, the Mayor of Poughkeepsie, NY, and the Business College man, died in Denver, Colorado, a few days ago. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oliver P. Baldwin, Sr.

Oliver P. Baldwin, Sr., one of the editors of the Baltimore Sun, died at his residence at Waverly, Baltimore county, Wednesday morning. Mr. Baldwin had for 40 years been a prominent writer and journalist. He was about 67 years old. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Abraham Pease

Mr. Abraham Pease, of Westfield, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. R. Krusen, last week Monday, at the advanced age of 82 years. Mr. Pease was an old and respected resident of Westfield township. (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Colonel Theodore Gregg

At Millesburg, on the evening of Thursday, July 4th, Colonel Theodore Gregg died. The immediate cause of his death was the bursting of a blood-vessel, inducted by a violent fit of coughing, the result of that fell disease, consumption, with which Colonel Gregg was afflicted. The deceased was Lieutenant of the Watch in the capitol grounds at Washington, and had a commission in the regular army. Colonel Theodore Gregg, the subject of the proceeding news paragraph clipped from an exchange, was well known to the boys of the old 45th Regiment, he having been connected with that organization from its first mustering, on the 21st of October, 1861, to the final close of the Rebellion and muster out of the regiment, on the 17th of July, 1865. Many of the citizens of Tioga county will also remember him, having formed his acquaintance when he was visiting his old comrades after the close of the war. His life was indeed an eventful one, being for the most part passed in the military service of his country. He was an active participant in the Seminole war, and followed our standard through the Mexican war, under Scott, to its final close. At the storming of the castle of Chepultepec he was severely wounded and was left on the field as dead, but finally recovered and returned home, honored by his immediate commander as a "soldier who, knowing his duty, faithfully performed it." On the breaking out of the Rebellion he was one of the foremost in Centre county in effecting the organization of Company A of the 45th Regiment, and was elected First Lieutenant, August 16th, 1861. He was, on October 22d, 1861, promoted to the post of Adjutant of the Regiment; promoted from Adjutant to Captain of Company F, March 24th, 1862; again promoted from Captain to Lieutenant Colonel, September 23d, 1864, and was brevetted Colonel October 18th, 1864. He was wounded at the battle of South Mountain, September 14th, 1862. At the battle at Peebles Farm, on the left of Petersburg, September 30th, 1864, Col. Gregg was captured by the enemy with his entire command, consisting of 150 men and officers. The history of this affair I quote from the records. "It was here that the 45th Pennsylvania was held to support Griffin’s Brigade, Second Division, 5th Corps, and fought gallantly, repulsing several charges of infantry and cavalry in rear and front. At one time entirely surrounded by the enemy, it cut its way through his columns and gained the shelter of a log barn. The little band was here soon surrounded again, and called upon to surrender. Lieut. Col. Gregg did not propose to yield without further effort to escape. Calling to his men to slay the ‘Hell Hounds,’ with fixed bayonet and a loud cheer they made the desperate charge; but were met by a withering fire of musketry, which killed or wounded the larger part of his command. Being overcome by vastly superior numbers, after a fierce struggle they were forced to surrender." He was exchanged February 16th, 1865, and rejoined his regiment on the 15th of April of that year, and was finally mustered out July 18th, 1865. As a soldier, he was kind, genial and brave even to rashness, discharging every duty required of him promptly and efficiently. As an officer, he was also kind and considerate. The lowest private in the ranks of his command secured the same attention and consideration at his hands as the officers. He was mild but firm in enforcing discipline, thereby endearing himself to every member of his command. In action he was brave, and always led where danger was most imminent; and at the same time he had the faculty of inspiring his men with the same courage and impetuous daring that was characteristic of himself, which made the Regiment always a terror to the opening Confederates. For the sympathizers, alders, or abetters of the Rebellion on he could not coin language or invective in harsh enough terms condemnatory of their action. He would simply have annihilated the whole of them had he had the power so to do. His heart and feelings were tender as a child’s; and the wrongs of his men were summarily redressed when in his power. The loss of men or officers in battle, often caused the tears to course down his battle-scarred face in silent sympathy with the bereaved. A true and tried soldier has gone to his reward. Peace to his ashes! (Tuesday, July 23, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female White

A daughter of Dennis White of Westmoreland county, aged 17, was found drowned a few days ago. She was piqued because she had been left out of a picnic party. (Tuesday, July 30, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Amelia Ames

At Millerton, July 19, 1878, of consumption, Amelia, daughter of Mr. Elisha Ames, aged 16 years, 3 months and 11 days. (Tuesday, July 30, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Abraham Pease

At Westfield, July 15, 1878, Abraham Pease, aged 82 years. (Tuesday, July 30, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Peters

In Farmington, July 17, 1878, Joseph Peters, aged 75 years. (Tuesday, July 30, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Earl

William Earl, a painter of Conshocken, was found dead in his bed a few days ago. (Tuesday, July 30, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Jones

Frank Jones, a well-known stenographer of Titusville, dropped dead a few days ago. (Tuesday, July 30, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. L. L. Smith

Last week Monday Mrs. L. L. Smith, wife of the County Commissioner, died at her home in Sullivan township. Her illness had been a long one, and death to her was undoubtedly great pain, for she is spoken of by those who knew her as a most exemplary Christian woman. (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Julia Elliott

In Lawrence township, July 27, 1878, of chronic inflammation, Miss Julia Elliott, aged 68 years and 1 month. (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mary Hudson

In Jackson, July 27, 1878, of inflammatory croup and diphtheria, Mary, eldest daughter of William and Eass(?) Hudson, aged 19 years, 1 month and 22 days. (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Walter Jaap

In Morris Run, July 27, 1878, Walter Jaap, aged 55 years. (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Grace E. Kingsley [SRGP 82815]

Mansfield, July 27, 1878, of cholera infantum, Grace E., youngest daughter of H. F. and Ella A. Kingsley, aged 1 year and 4 months. (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]

Harvey Metcalf

In Westfield, July 31, 1878, Harvey Metcalf, aged 76(or 16) years. (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Col. Wm. P. Wilson

Col. Wm. P. Wilson, last year Chairman of the Republican State Committee, died at Bellefonte, a week ago Saturday, aged 48 years. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Philip Calahan

Philip Calahan, who died in Bristol a few days ago at the age of 110 years, was believed to be the oldest man in Bucks county. He was born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1768, and came to this country in 1847. He settled in Bristol, and lived there until his death. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George B. Ellsworth

George B. Ellsworth, of Fredonia, committed suicide a week ago Saturday night, near Packwick, Oil City, by jumping into a tank of oil. He left a note to his employer, saying that he was tired of life and directing him to a certain tank, where the body was found. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Catlin

At Catlin Hollow, July 17, 1878, an infant son of Lorenzo and Sarah Catlin. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Thorpe

At Wellsboro, August 7, 1878, of apoplexy, Mrs. Mary Ann Thorpe, aged 84 years. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Infant child Truax

At Tioga, August 4, 1878, an infant child of William and Maggie Truax. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Libbie Walker

In Chatham, July 28, 1878, of diphtheria, Libbie, daughter of Warren Walker, aged 9 years. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Gates

Charles Gates, a boy bitten by a shark in East river, New York, a week ago, died last Thursday. (Tuesday, August 13, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Dewitt

Alexander Dewitt, colored, was hanged at Darlington, SC, last Thursday, for the murder of William Warren in 1871. (Tuesday, August 20, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John H. Raymond

John H. Raymond, President of Vassar College, died at 2:30 o’clock last Wednesday morning, after a sickness of several weeks. (Tuesday, August 20, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Lay

Henry Lay fell a distance of 50 feet from the church spire at Cornwall, Pa., last Tuesday, and was fatally injured. (Tuesday, August 20, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. H. F. Hill

Rev. H. F. Hill, well known to many people in this county, died at Lindley, NY, from injuries received from a fall in a lumber shed, on the 1st instant. He was 67 years old. (Tuesday, August 20, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Libby Bell

In Chatham, July 28, 1878, of diphtheria, Libby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Walker, aged 9 years, 1 month and 3 days. (Tuesday, August 20, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph White

At Nelson, August 6, 1878, Joseph White, aged 71(or 72) years. (Tuesday, August 20, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Garrett Tobin

A little Hornellsville boy, 2 ½ years old, named Garrett Tobin, was crawling under a car, when the car was started. The wheels pushed him a short distance, when they passed over him, cutting him in two and killing him instantly. (Tuesday, August 27, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Horace H. Day

Horace H. Day, the well-known rubber manufacturer, is dead. (Tuesday, September 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Seth Padelford

Seth Padelford, Governor of Rhode Island four years, died last week after eight days’ prostration by paralysis, aged 71 years. (Tuesday, September 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. O. W. Bailey

We regret to hear that J. O. W. Bailey, Esq., formerly of this village, died at Ridgway, Elk county, last week. He read law with Major Merrick several years ago. (Tuesday, September 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss May Witters Drake

At Arnot, August 22, 1878, May Witters, youngest daughter of L. H. and M. E. Drake, aged 1 year, 6 months and 19 days. (Tuesday, September 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Amy Gillett

At Canoe Camp, August 20, 1878, Miss Amy Gillett, aged 30 years and 1 month. (Tuesday, September 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Bertram

Henry Bertram, late Major General of United States volunteers, died at Janeau, Wis., last week. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry H. Haight

Ex Governor Henry H. Haight died at San Francisco last week, at the office of his physician, where he had gone for medical assistance in a case of sudden illness. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Sofield

A telegram received by Mrs. A. J. Sofield, of this village, yesterday morning, brought her the sad news that her son James was killed by the cars at Black Rock, NY, last Sunday afternoon. No further particulars of the accident have come to hand. James was the second son of the late Captain A. J. Sofield. He was a young man but little past his majority, and was a printer by trade. He had worked in the Agitator office at various times, and had always shown himself a ready, willing workman and a good-hearted young man. He left home last Friday, going to Buffalo, and the shocking news of his death was the first that was heard from him after his departure. It is understood that his remains will be brought home for burial. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William and Philander Cole

Last week Monday a party of Delmar gentlemen went to a point on Pine creek near the mouth of Elk run to enjoy a few days of camp life. The company included William Cole, Robert Steele, Philander Cole, Peter Walbridge, and John Steele. Tuesday evening they set a net in the creek, and the next morning while taking it up both William and Philander Cole were drowned. As related to us, the circumstances leading to this fatal result were as follows: While engaged in taking up the net Mr. Philander Cole stepped out into the water on a shelving rock. From this he slipped into the creek at a point where the water is about 16 feet deep. He went to the bottom at once, and when he came to the surface called for help as he sank again.--Mr. William Cole at once plunged in to rescue the drowning man. He reached Philander; but the latter at once grappled hold of him so that he was helpless. Seeing that desperate situation of affairs, Mr. Robert Steele, although a man well advanced in years, went into the water to save his friends if possible; but the effort was vain, and Mr. Steele himself came near drowning, being only saved by a slab shoved out to him.--The bodies of the drowned men floated some distance down the stream, but were soon rescued and taken to their residences in Delmar. The victims of this accident were cousins. William was 50 years of age and Philander 23. They were both good swimmers and used to the water, and William, we understand, had been a rafting pilot for many years. The funeral services were held at the Stony Fork Baptist church Friday morning, and called out a very large number of people from the vicinity. Indeed, the attendance was so large that the church could not hold all who came, there being seven or eight hundred persons present. The services were conducted by Rev. Jas. A. Boyce and Rev. Mr. McKinney, both of Delmar. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Edith Nancy Bliss

In Charleston, Pa., August 31, 1878, Edith Nancy, daughter of William and Vier(?) Bliss, aged 8 months and 9 days. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucy Estella Campbell

In Delmar, September 2, 1878, Lucy Estella, wife of Henery Campbell, aged 26 years and 21(or 27) days. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Cole (con’t)

Near Vermilyea’s, September 4, 1878, by accidental drowning, Mr. William Cole, of Delmar, aged 50 years and 17 days. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Philander Cole (con’t)

Near Vermilyea’s, September 4, 1878, by accidental drowning, Mr. Philander Cole, aged 23 years and 3 months. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Arthur Hoadly

At Stony Fork, August 31, 1878, James Arthur, son of James Hoadly, aged 1 year, 10 months and 28 days. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Mead

At Elkland, August 30, 1878, George, eldest son of W. B. and E. M. Mead, aged 5 years. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Rich

In Chatham, August 24, 1878, Mr. Charles Rich, aged 19 years, 2 months and 2 days. (Tuesday, September 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rosina R. Brace

In Richmond, September 1, 1878, Rosina R., wife of Horace Brace, aged 52 years. (Tuesday, September 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Maloy

Private Detective Edward Maloy was shot and killed by Thomas Allen, a notorious gambler, at 615 Broadway, New York, Tuesday morning. Allen, who was arrested, says the shooting was accidental, but the police discredit Allen’s statement. (Tuesday, September 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Philander Maynard

Philander Maynard of Stewardson township, Potter county, was killed on the 12th instant at Renovo. He was stepped on by a horse in such a manner that death resulted. (Tuesday, September 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Laverne L. Campbell

On Thursday, September 19, 1878, Laverne L., only son of Henry J. and Estella L. Campbell, aged 1(?) month and 20 days. (Tuesday, September 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Byron Eagen and Bertie Austin Tieperman

On the 15th of September, 1878, Byron Eagen and Bertie Austin, twin children of Henry and Nancy Tieperman, aged 4 months. (Tuesday, September 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hon. J. Simpson

Hon. J. Simpson, Assistant Auditor General of Ottawa, is dead. (Tuesday, October 1, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Colonel Thomas B. Thorpe

Colonel Thomas B. Thorpe, well known as a writer and public speaker, died in New York city a few days ago. (Tuesday, October 1, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Vilette Dailey

Mrs. Vilette Dailey, a daughter of Nathan Niles, one of the first settlers of this county, died at Tioga on the 6th of last month at the age of 84 years. (Tuesday, October 1, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Clark Stilwell [SRGP 07957]

A resident of Jackson township informs us that Mr. Clark Stilwell died at his residence in that township, very suddenly, last Tuesday night about eleven o’clock. He retired to bed in his usual health, and was sick only about an hour before his death. Notwithstanding this fact, no official investigation was made as to the cause of his death, though it was quite generally believed to have resulted from mental alienation.--Mr. Stilwell was in his 72d year, and had been a resident of Jackson for over 40 years. He was an honest, Christian man, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. (Tuesday, October 1, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Jobs Corners Cemetery]

Dr. William Walker

A few evenings ago Dr. William Walker, of Easton, was kicked by a mule in his veterinary stables, and his right leg broken below the knee. The shock caused him to fall under the mule, which trampled him in a fearful manner inflicting injuries which, together with his broken leg, resulted in his death the next afternoon at four o’clock. (Tuesday, October 1, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jacob Erden

Jacob Erden, the French journalist and author, is dead. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Penn

Mr. John Penn, F. R. S., the eminent mechanical engineer, is dead. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. August Heinrich Petermann

Dr. August Heinrich Petermann, the well-known German geographer, is dead. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cyrille Dion

Cyrille Dion, the celebrated billiard player, died of congestion of the lungs Wednesday. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Head

Joseph Head, a well-known stock dealer, near Hannibal, Mo., attempted to throw his wife in a pond, but desisted upon the appearance of his son with a shot gun. Releasing his hold upon his wife he drew a knife from his pocket and plunged it in his own neck, severing the jugular vain. His wife had recently instituted proceedings for a divorce on account of his abusive conduct. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Alice Gray [SRGP 51908]

A week ago last Saturday Miss Alice Gray, a young lady teacher in what is known as the "Cotton school house," a couple of miles above Millerton, was taken down with a sore throat. On Thursday she died of diphtheria, and last Saturday her remains were to be buried. So says the Elmira Advertiser. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mary E. Wilcox

In Jackson, September 14, 1878, of inflammatory croup and Diphtheria, Mary E., youngest daughter of George and Cynthia Wilcox, aged 3 years, 8 months and 29 days. (Tuesday, October 8, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Sweet

Edward Sweet, aged 40 years was killed Wednesday afternoon in the Continental colliery, at Centrallin, Pa., by a premature blast. (Tuesday, October 15, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Herbert L. Hebe

At Blossburg, October 4, 1878, of diphtheria, Herbert L., son of Frank and Maria Hebe, aged 1 year, 5 months and 21 days. (Tuesday, October 15, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Morgan Jenkins

At Morris Run, October 8, 1878, Morgan Jenkins, aged 38(?) years. (Tuesday, October 15, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George H. Webster

At Wellsboro, Thursday, October 3, 1878, George H., son of George A. and Nancy C. Webster, aged 4 years, 2 months and 7 days. (Tuesday, October 15, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Josie E. Bixby [SRGP 51909]

At Gilmore, Pa., October 17, 1878, Josie E., daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Bixby, of Sullivan, Pa., in the 26th year of her age. (Tuesday, October 29, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Bakerburg Cemetery]

Willie Thomas

In Tioga, October 9, 1878, Willie, son of Dr. C. Thomas, aged 6 years. (Tuesday, October 29, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Colonel Lemuel Davenport

Col. Lemuel Davenport died at the residence of his daughter, in Elkland, a week ago last Thursday, October 24, 1878, he was 86 years. He was one of the early settlers of this county. The Journal gives the following sketch of his life. The subject of this notice was widely known throughout this county as one of its pioneers and one of the few ancient land-marks along the pathway of time. He was born in the State of Vermont, in 1792, and removed to this county in 1814, where he has since resided up to the time of his death. He built the flouring mill and saw mill in Elkland now owned by J.W. Ryon, Esq. He married for his first wife, a daughter of Israel Buckley, a farmer living just above where Osceola now stands, and for his second wife Polly Brown, widow of D. Brown, of Deerfield, who still survives him. As a business man and one endowed with great personal energy, Col. Davenport had few equals. Coming into the Cowanesque valley when it was still an unbroken wilderness, he cleared the forests and opened up one of the largest farms in the neighborhood. His mill was one of the first erected on the river, and people came to it from Potter county and the surrounding country to get their milling done, some on foot with a bushel of corn or rye on their backs, some on horseback, and some with oxen. He lived to see the entire valley, one vast garden patch, and to hear the shriek of the engine as it goes rattling along bearing its burden of freight through a region that he had first known as a vast wilderness. For a year or more he had been confined mostly to his house and latterly to his bed, gradually wearing away until life’s brittle thread was broken and he died like a shock of corn fully ripe and in season. He had lived to see almost three generations come upon the stage and pass away, while he remained, aged and worn and in the sere and yellow lest, still with all his faculties preserved to the last. Whitened by the frosts of 86 winters, buffeted by the storms and trials of an active life, he dug for himself a pathway where the mountain torrent failed to make a passage. He battled with nature’s elements until by the force of his indomitable will he overcame them. (Tuesday, November 5, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Douglass

The following paragraphs, which we find in the Union, of Oneida, Madison county, NY, will interest many of our local readers, as Mr. Douglass once lived in this county. John Douglass died at Warsaw, IL, on the 8th of October, aged 4-(?) years. On the 25th of last July, Mr. Douglass had his right foot severely injured by a mowing machine.--About a fortnight after that, amputation of the leg was considered necessary in order to save his life, but Mr. Douglass rapidly grew weaker, a severe cough set in, and he finally died of consumption--the fifth one by that disease of a family of six brothers. The deceased served in the 17th Regiment, N Y S Volunteers, which regiment was principally composed of Oneida county boys, also in the Regular Army for seven years. Mr. Douglass, in his boyhood, served as dry goods clerk in Verona and afterwards in Oneida, and is still held in kindly remembrance by many of his early friends. At the time of his death he had been a resident of Warsaw for about five years, and was regarded as an upright and exemplary citizen. Concerning his burial, the Keokuk Globe Democrat contains the following tragic account: "Mr. Douglass was buried in the family burial-ground of W. P. Andrus, with whom he made it his home. From the actions of some one who rode past several times during the funeral, Mr. Andrus suspected that a raid on the grave was contemplated, and concluded to watch it. Armed with a double barreled shot-gun, he crept up to the grave at 12 o’clock of the same night, and there found two men at work in it. He fired upon them, they climbed out and retreated. He pursued them and fired again, and they returned the fire with two shots from a revolver neither of which took effect. He kept up the pursuit, and in a short time came upon one of the men lying under a hedge where he had fallen badly wounded. He was taken to Mr. Andrus’s house and medical aid summoned but he died at 8 o’clock the next morning.--One of the shots took effect in the small of the back, nine passed clear through, coming out in front. He eluded to tell who employed him to steal the body. The man who was with him made his escape. Two shovels were found at the grave, and where the men stood was found a revolver and a screw driver. They had removed the body and placed a sack and were putting the boards back into the grave preparatory to filling it up when they were fired upon. (Tuesday, November 5, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Edna C. Mann

In Jackson township, October 15, 1878, Edna C., only child of John and Clara Mann, aged 4 years, 10 months and 14 days. (Tuesday, November 5, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Overton

Edward Overton, Esq., the oldest member of the bar in Bradford county, died at Towanda, Pa., on the 17th ultimo, in the 83d year of his age. When in the prime of life, Mr. Overton was one of the most eminent lawyers in northern Pennsylvania, being especially distinguished for his knowledge of the then intricate land-aws of the State. Mr. Overton was the father of Col. Edward Overton, Esq., the present member of Congress from this district. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. Curtis Hughes

J. Curtis Hughes, brother of the Hon. F. W. Hughes, died suddenly at Pottsville, a few days ago, of heart disease. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eugene A. Cronin

A Portland, Oregon, dispatch says Eugene A. Cronin died there on the 12th ultimo. Cronin enjoyed some notoriety during the Presidential count. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eber Andrews

At Blossburg, November 1, 1878, Eber, only son of F. D. and Eliza Andrews, aged 20 years, 3 months and 16 days. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Martha D. Lattin

In Jackson, October 12, 1878, Martha D., infant daughter of William and Harriet E. Lattin, aged 3 months and 27 days. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Alvira Ludwig

At Blossburg, November 4, 1878, Alvira, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig, aged 5 months. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria Prutsman

At Tioga, October 31, 1878, Maria, consort of Abram Prutsman, aged 70 years and 6 months. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Emmet Shelman

In Jackson, November 1, 1878, Emmet, youngest son of Welt and Henrietta Shelman, aged 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. (Tuesday, November 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Otis Field

Mr. Otis Field, of Delmar, who was hurt in a runaway accident in this borough last July, died at his residence on the Stony Fork road, last Thursday. It was believed that his death resulted form the injuries received in July, although it was at first thought he had simply a fever. The funeral, last Saturday, was attended by a large number of Mr. Field’s neighbors and friends. He was about 24 years of age. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Pearl Wilber Beach [SRGP 19160]

At Mansfield, October 3, 1878, Pearl Wilber, only son of John W. and Viola Beach, aged 2 months and 1 day. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Isaac Blue

In Clymer, November 8, 1878, Mr. Isaac Blue, aged 55(or 56) years. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willie H. Granger

At Austin, Minn., May 31, 1878, Willie H., son of Frank and Ida A. Granger, aged 4 months. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Rufus L. Hardy

At Manhattan, Kan., September 12, 1878, Mr. Rufus L. Hardy, formerly a resident of Charleston township, Pa., aged 66 years. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jared C. King

In Covington, November 11, 1878, Jared C. King, aged 65 years and 8 months. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Sutton

At Blossburg, November 8, 1878, Mr. Samuel Sutton, aged 47 years. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Dora Warren

In Charleston, November 9, 1878, of diphtheria, Dora, daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth Warren, aged 4 years, 1 month and 26 days. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Uri Bartholomew

Uri Bartholomew, a well-known hotel keeper in Elmira, died a few days ago. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Col. Walton Dwight

Col. Walton Dwight, ex-Mayor of Binghamton, died at the Spaulding House in that city about half past eleven Friday evening. He had been sick with gastric fever for about six weeks. He was 40 years old. (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Perry Green

Perry Green, a colored barber of Watertown, NY, while drunk a few days ago, had his nose and mouth so plugged up with mud by roughs that he died of suffocation. (Tuesday, November 26, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Conlon

Mr. James Conlon, formerly a respected resident of Blossburg, and late of Corning, died in New York city a few days ago, from the effects of an operation for lithotomy. Mr. Conlon was highly esteemed wherever known. (Tuesday, November 26, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ella Button

In Middlebury, November 18, 1878, of pulmonary consumption, Ella, daughter of Ralph Button. (Tuesday, November 26, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joel Smith

In Newark Valley, NY, Sunday, October 27, 1878, Mr. Joel Smith, aged 96 years, 10 months and 18 days. (Tuesday, November 26, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary H. Clymer, son Richard and daughter Maria

The news of the sinking of the steamship Pommerania in the Straits of Dover, last week Monday night, an account of which will be found in another column, came with a painful shock to many citizens of this borough, involving, as the disaster did, the death of Mrs. W. B. Clymer and two of her children. Mr. Clymer was, from 1842 to 1869, the general agent of the trustees of the Bingham estate. He came to this county in 1844, to Wellsboro in 1845, and after his marriage, in 1852, resided with his family in the house now occupied by Robert C. Simpson, Esq., and they were all well known to the residents of the village. It was hoped by Mrs. Clymer’s friends here that later dispatches would convey the news of her rescue; but there is no longer any hope that either herself, her son Richard, or her daughter Maria was saved. Mrs. Mary H. Clymer was a daughter of Edward T. Clymer, an old resident of Berks county in this State. She was the only sister of Hon. Hiester Clymer, of Reading, Pa., who has been a member of Congress for many years and is now the leading Democrat of the Congressional district he represents. She was married in 1852 to Mr. William B. Clymer. Both were descended from the same ancestor, but their relationship was quite remote. Mr. Clymer was a grandson of George Clymer, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and one of the framers of the Federal constitution. He was also a brother of Dr. George Clymer, Medical Director in the United States Navy, and a cousin of Dr. Meredith Clymer, of New York city, at whose house Mrs. Clymer has spent much time since her return from Europe in 1873. Immediately after their marriage they came to reside in Wellsboro, and continued to do so until their departure for Europe in 1869. During the time of their residence here they made frequent and protracted visits to Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, and traveled extensively through the United States and elsewhere. In July, 1869, they went to Europe, and traveled through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy.--Mr. Clymer died at Florence on the 28th of May, 1878, and Mrs. Clymer and family, accompanied by her brother, Hon. Hiester Clymer, returned to this country soon after his death. They intended to live abroad again for several years to educate the younger children, and had engaged quarters for the winter in Dresden. Mrs. Clymer was 53 years of age. Her son, Richard Willing Clymer, who met death so heroically, was 20 years of age, and had just finished attending school at Newport, RI. The daughter Maria Hester Clymer, who was also lost, was 16 years of age. From Little Squib for November, published by Misses H. A. and M. R. Simpson, we quote the following in relation to the family: "They all formerly lived in the house which we now occupy, and many friends will learn of their sadly sudden deaths with sincere sorrow. They were all good friends of our family, and we cannot write in fitting terms of this sore affliction. Father met them all in Philadelphia only a few days before they sailed, and they spoke of their projected trip with the pleasantest anticipations.-- "Birdie," pet name of the lost Maria, and Rose were especially gleeful at the prospect of returning to Dresden, where they had enjoyed themselves very much when in Europe before. Poor Richard! so young, and yet so brave! He met a hero’s death trying to save those whom he loved better than his own life. The survivors of the stricken family have the sincerest sympathy of affectionate relatives and warm friends; this will alleviate, but cannot remove the burden of grief under which they rest." (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Argetsinger [SRGP 13754]

In Rutland, November 8, 1878, of dyspepsia, Mr. James Argetsinger, aged 79 years and 10 months. (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Lawrence Corners Cemetery]

Mr. Jacob Benner

At Pittsburgh, Pa., November 3, 1878, of gastric fever, Mr. Jacob Benner, formerly of Liberty, Tioga county, Pa. (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ella Crowley

In Covington, November 23, 1878, Ella, daughter of Philip and Catherine Crowley, aged 9(or 3) months. (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frederick Etch

At Westfield, November 21, 1878, Mr. Frederick Etch, aged 51(or 52) years. (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George C. Forrest

In Raleigh, NC, November 23, 1878, George C., son of Asa B. and Betsey J. Forrest, formerly of Covington township, aged 7 years and 8 months. (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Veronica S. Ferry

Mrs. Veronica S. Ferry, of Mountville, Lancaster county, died a few days ago, aged 104 years, leaving 165 descendants. (Tuesday, December 3, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Right Reverend J. B. Wilmer

Right Reverend J. B. Wilmer, Bishop of the diocese of Louisiana, and aged 65 years, died in New Orleans last week Monday of apoplexy. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ira Austin

Some four or five weeks ago Mr. Ira Austin, of Union township, met with an accident that resulted in his death. He was driving a span of mules, himself and wife being in the wagon, when the team shied at something, and turned suddenly around, throwing both Mr. Austin and his wife to the ground. By the fall Mr. Austin had several ribs broken and a hole cut in his head. He was so badly injured that he died within a short time. He was an old resident of Union township, and his funeral was largely attended by his neighbors, who respected him highly. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Seth Bryant

In Rutland township, December 2, 1878, the wife of Mr. Seth Bryant, aged about 35 years. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. R. R. Colby – MONROE, Sarah [SRGP 07285]

At Mansfield, December 1, 1878, the wife of Mr. R. R. Colby, aged 28(or 25) years. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Card Cemetery]

Alonzo Inscho Putnam

At Lawrenceville, November 26, 1878, Alonzo Inscho, only child of James H. and Emma Putnam. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Webster

In Middlebury township, December 1, 1878, the wife of Mr. William Webster, aged 40 years. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dana Hyde

Dana Hyde, a lad aged 12 years, was found hanging dead from a rafter in the left of a barn in Owego, NY, Thursday morning the 21st ultimo. Of late the lad had evinced a great dread of attending school, and had been heard to say that he would rather throw himself under a railroad train than to go to school another day. He was at school last on the Monday previous to election, and had been playing truant since. On the inquest held it was brought out that he had been in the habit of reading dime novels and weekly story papers. (Tuesday, December 10, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Tom Carpenter

Tom Carpenter, a noted turf man and horse-trainer, died last week at Providence, RI. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Dykes

James Dykes, the champion draught-player of Canada, died at Wardville, Ontario, last week, from an over-dose of morphine. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Conrad Gleason

Mr. Conrad Gleason, who died at Tioga a few days ago, is said to have been one of the great Napoleon’s soldiers. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Homer Gaylord

Mr. Homer Gaylord, an old resident of Mansfield, died last Tuesday. He had been ill for several years, his disease being of a dropsical nature. He was about 42 years old. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Caroline Shultz

Last Thursday Mrs. Caroline Shultz died at the residence of Mr. N. Schimpf, in Charleston township, about 2 ½ miles from this borough, at the great age of 104 years, 2 months and 8 days. Two years ago she was somewhat injured by a fall, and since that time she has been confined to the house; but her death resulted from extreme old age, and not from any acute disease or injury. She was confined to her bed but two weeks. For several years past she had frequently expressed surprise that she did not die; but her active habits and her great vital strength kept the dread conqueror at bay until she had counted more than a century of life. Mrs. Shultz was a native of Saxony, and it is certain beyond a doubt that she was born in October, 1774--two years before our country was known even by name among the family of nations. She came to this country when she was 80 years old, remaining in New York for a year, and then coming to Mr. Schimpf’s, where she has lived ever since. When she came here, although she was then 81 years of age, she walked from Tioga to this village--a distance of 18 miles--to save her stage fare. From that time until she fell, two years ago, she was able to go about as lively as any other person. When she was 100 years old she cut out and made a dress for herself, and at a party given in her honor at that time she danced with almost as much agility, and with fully as much enjoyment, as any middle-aged person present.--Even after that date she afforded material help in the hay-field. She never wore spectacles, after reaching the age of 40 years; and she was in the full enjoyment of all her senses and mental faculties up to the time of her death. She joined the Lutheran Church when a girl, and lived and died a Christian. Coming to this country at so advanced an age, she never learned to speak English, and her ignorance of that language was a matter of regret with her, for it prevented her from attending church. She was thoroughly versed in the Scriptures, and was, up to the last, able to repeat from memory many portions of the Bible and numbers of the old German hymns she had learned when a girl. She never had any children, and was a widow for the last 30 years of her life. Her funeral was attended last Saturday, at the Christian church in Charleston, just east of this village, Rev. J. F. Calkins preaching the sermon, and her remains were brought here and laid at rest in our village cemetery. Mrs. Shultz was an aunt to Mrs. Schimpf and a great-aunt to Mrs. George Wagner, of this borough. She was undoubtedly the oldest person in the county, and it is probable there is no person in the State more advanced in years. Considering her mental and physical vigor, she was indeed a most remarkable woman. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Maynard

Mr. John Maynard, of Elk township, died at his residence last week Monday after an illness of about three weeks’ duration. Mr. Maynard was born in Massachusetts, and was one of the early settlers of his township. He was well known and highly respected, not only by the people of Elk but by very many of the best people throughout the county. He would have been a leading man in any community, for he was an honest man of much more than the average strength of character. By his death the county and his township suffer a substantial loss. He was 86 years of age. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Judge William H. Sutton

Judge William H. Sutton, a prominent member of the Pittsburgh bar died last week Sunday morning. He was a native of Indiana county, and at one time President Judge there. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. John Eshelmen

Rev. John Eshelmen, of Greencastle, Franklin county, knowing that the time of his dissolution was approaching, preached his own funeral sermon, and died very soon afterward. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Adam H. Dockstader

In Union, Pa., November 27, 1878, Mr. Adam H. Dockstader, aged 67 years, 11 months and 22 days. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Orrin Fenton

At Wellsboro, November 18, 1878, Mr. Orrin Fenton, aged 72 years and 9 months. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Homer Gaylord

At Mansfield, December 10, 1878, Mr. Homer Gaylord, in the 43rd year of his age. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willie Megell

In Tioga, December 4, 1878, of diphtheritic croup, Willie Megell, aged 5 years. (Tuesday, December 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Munroe

At Morris Run, December 11, 1878, of dropsy, Mrs. Sarah Munroe, aged 68 years. (Tuesday, December 17, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Hewett

Mr. George Hewett was killed by a fall of rocks in a Morris Run mine last Friday. He was nearly 50 years of age, and leaves six children. (Tuesday, December 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Harriet Marks

Mrs. Harriet Marks, of Lewiston, Mifflin county, fell dead at church on the 8th instant. (Tuesday, December 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lottie Culver

At Eau Claire, Wis., December 8, 1878, Lottie, daughter of D. S. Culver, aged 2 years and 11 months. (Tuesday, December 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Patrick Shannon

Patrick Shannon, employed in the American Iron Works, of Pittsburgh, was caught in the machinery a few days ago, and his body torn to pieces. (Tuesday, December 24, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. N. L. Bennett

Mr. N. J. Bennett died at his residence, in this village last Sunday morning. For several months Mr. Bennett had been suffering from that dread northern scourge--consumption, and it had been evident to his friends for some time that he could never recover from the disease. He came to this county from Bainbridge, Chenango county, NY, stopping first at Lawrenceville, where he followed his business as a jeweler and watchmaker for a year or two. He removed to this village about two years ago, and soon gained the respect and esteem of all who became acquainted with him. Our citizens generally will regret his death. Mr. Bennett was but 38 years of age, and leaves a widow and two young children. His funeral was attended yesterday afternoon under the direction of the Odd Fellows, of which Order he was a member, and the body was taken to Bainbridge for burial. (Tuesday, December 31, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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