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1879-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries
 Part Two
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Mr. Charles F. Baxter
The Addison Advertiser gives the following account of the recent suicide of Mr. Charles F. Baxter, of Woodhull, NY.  He was at the residence of his brother, Philo A. Baxter, about two miles above the village of Woodhull, on the Woodhull and Jasper road.  Mr. P. A. Baxter was in the room talking with his brother while Charles was yet in bed.  Philo went out to work in front of the house, and in a few minutes his daughter Minnie went into the room where her uncle was and found him kneeling at the foot of the bed.  Supposing he was engaged in prayer, he prayed a great deal, she stepped back and closed the door.  She thinks that not over 10 minutes had passed before she stepped to the door again, and found her uncle Charles hanging to the bed-post.  He had tied his handkerchief around the bed-post, then taken a strip of dress trimming and tied the ends together and put it about his neck; to this he tied the handkerchief, and then sat down and choked himself to death.  (Tuesday, July 22, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frankie Whitaker
Elkland, July 19, 1879.--Your correspondent sits down to send you an account of one of the most heart-rending accidents that ever occurred at this place.  Last evening about six o’clock, Frankie, a son of Mr. J. C. Whitaker, Jr., aged 11 years, with three other boys had a piece of gas-pipe about 18” long, which they filled with powder.  Having loaded it, young Whitaker fired it off, when it exploded, and pieces of it struck him in the face, mangling him most horribly.  Dr. Wright was at once sent for, and did all that could be done for the poor boy.  But no human skill could save his life; and he died about nine o’clock in the evening.  The boy’s parents and little sister were away from home at the time the accident happened.  They were sent for, and on their return their grief cannot be described.  Little Johnny, the wounded lad’s brother, aged about four years, cried as though his heart would break, and kept asking if “Frankie was killed.”  It was truly the most heart-rending scene I ever witnessed, and the whole community deeply sympathize with the family in their bereavement.  Rev. Mr. Wood was present and by his words of cheer and advice comforted the heart-broken family.  The funeral will take place to-morrow at one o’clock p. m., at the Presbyterian church.  (Tuesday, July 22, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. E. DeWitt [SRGP 74847]
At Crete, Neb., J. E. DeWitt, son of J. W. and M. A. DeWitt, formerly of Sullivan, Tioga county, Pa., in the 22d year of his age.  (Tuesday, July 22, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Freddie Sanders
At Millerton, July 18, 1879, of diphtheria, Freddie, son of William and Susan Sanders, aged 2 years.  (Tuesday, July 22, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Landseer
Charles Landseer, the English painter, brother of the late Sir Edwin Landseer, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. Conrad Martin
It is announced that Dr. Conrad Martin, the exiled Bishop of Paderhorn, has recently died abroad.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Palmer
Henry Palmer, the famous theatrical manager of the firm of Jarrell & Palmer, died in London on the 19th.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

General William F. Barry
General William F. Barry, Colonel of the Second Artillery, in command at Fort McHenry, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Proffat
John Proffat, a prominent lawyer of San Francisco and author of several legal works, died in that city last Tuesday, aged 32.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

H. D. Smith
H. D. Smith, a prominent business man of Sayville, L. I., was bitten several times ago by a mad dog, and died last week Sunday in terrible agony.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

General Donald McLeod
General Donald McLeod, a veteran of Waterloo, died at his residence in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday night, aged 100 years, 6 months and 22 days.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Winthrop Harris
James Winthrop Harris, for the past 10 years Secretary of Harvard University, died at Cambridge last week Monday night, after a short illness, at the age of 70 years.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Abraham S. Coleman
Abraham S. Coleman, of New York, founder and for many years owner and proprietor of the Burnet House, Cincinnati, died in that city Tuesday morning, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph W. Norton
Joseph W. Norton, a well-known young commercial traveler, committed suicide at Syracuse, NY, last Tuesday morning, by shooting.  The cause for the rash act is unknown.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Hincks
Mr. William Hincks, for 30 years one of the official reporters of the House of Representatives, died at Providence Hospital, Washington, D. C., last Wednesday night, of erysipelas and inflammation of the brain.  Mr. Hincks was a native of England, and 54 years of age.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Childs
In a difficulty, a few nights ago, at a party near Church Point, La., Alexander Childs was killed and Leonard Hornsby was dangerously wounded.  The fight was the result of an old feud.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Thomas Peden and children, Mrs. Thoms Walker
On the 8th instant, Mr. Thomas Peden left Arnot with his wife and two children, to go to Edinburgh, Scotland, Mrs. Peden’s old home.  They sailed on the 10th  (or 16th) on the steamship Virginia, which went ashore at Sable Island on the 16th.  In taking the passengers from the ship a surf-boat containing women and children was capsized, and Mrs. Peden and her children and Mrs. Thomas Walker, of Elmira, were drowned.  Mrs. Peden came to this county from Scotland about six years ago.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eleanor Waite Chamberlain
At the residence of her son, in Chatham, June 26, 1879, Mrs. Eleanor Waite Chamberlain, in the 77th year of her age.  Eleanor Waite was born August 17th, 1802 in Columbia county, NY.  She was married in 1822 to Joel Chamberlain.  In the spring of 1840 they emigrated from Otsego county, NY, to Tioga county, Pa., where she has since resided.  She survived her husband 10 years, since which time she has lived with her son in Chatham, except such times as she wished to visit with her children and many other friends.  She was in the enjoyment of good health till almost the last.  She was the mother of nine children, all of whom were present during her last moments, except her eldest son, who has been in the Western States over 30 years, and is now in Dakota Territory.  She united with the Presbyterian Church in early life, and lived and died as only a Christian can live and die, and now reeps from her labors, with the Saviour she loved to serve and honor here below.  She was a faithful wife, an affectionate mother, an obliging neighbor, a wise counselor and a kind friend.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Juliaette Deming
In this village on the 27th instant, after years of prolonged sickness, Juliaette C., wife of Hiram Deming, aged 48 years and 3 months.  A kind and affectionate wife and mother, a patient sufferer, she now rests peacefully on the bosom of her Saviour.  Happy, glorious change.  The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock, at Mr. Deming’s residence.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ulysses Hamilton
At Millerton, July 17, 1879, of diphtheria, Ulysses, son of Oliver and Jane B. Hamilton, aged 5 years, 2 months and 15 days.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frankie Sanders
At Millerton, July 23, 1879, of diphtheria, Frankie, son of William and Susan Sanders, aged 2 years.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Grace Sanders
At Millerton, July 22, 1879, of diphtheria, Grace, daughter of William and Susan Sanders, aged 8 years and 9 days.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Reese W. Thomas
At Blossburg, July 17, 1879, Mr. Reese W. Thomas, aged 62 years.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lucy Sanders
At Millerton, July 20, 1879, of diphtheria, Lucy, daughter of William and Susan Sanders, aged 6 years.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Bertha Sanders
At Millerton, August 1, 1879, of diphtheria, Bertha, daughter of William and Susan Sanders, aged 4 years.  (Tuesday, July 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Jewell
A son of Charles E. Jewell, of the New York police force, who was visiting his grandfather near Poughkeepsie, was stung by a number of hornets while gathering apples in an orchard, and died from the effects of the stings in half an hour.  (Tuesday, August 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frederick P. King
Frederick P. King died of yellow fever in Brooklyn, on the 9th.  (Tuesday, August 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Barbara Fritchie
Barbara Fritchie, immortalized by Whittier, the poet, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, August 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Henry Odenheimer
Bishop William Henry Odenheimer died at Burlington, NJ, last Thursday afternoon, of Bright’s disease.  (Tuesday, August 29, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ludwig Vogel
Ludwig Vogel, the celebrated Swiss historical painter, is dead.  (Tuesday, September 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Julia Holman
Miss Julia Holman, the operatic singer, died at London, recently.  (Tuesday, September 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James C. Kress
Mr. James C. Kress, formerly of this village, died at his residence in Groesbeck, Limestone county, Texas, last week Sunday.  Mr. Kress left here nearly six years ago, and has resided in Texas ever since.  Our readers will remember several interesting letters from him, published in the Agitator a few years ago, describing different parts of the State through which he had traveled.  His death resulted from an attack of typhoid fever, by which disease he had been prostrated about five weeks.  Mr. Kress was 24 years of age, and leaves a wife and young child.  He was the brother of William C. and Harry G. Kress, of this borough.  (Tuesday, September 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Wood
A sudden death occurred here last Tuesday.  The eldest child of L. C. Wood, a girl about two years old, was taken sick Monday, and on Tuesday morning she died.  She looked as if but sleeping while lying in the casket with the mantle of death wrapped around her snowy features.  (Tuesday, September 9, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James E. McCay, Esq.
James E. McCay, Esq., a notice of whose death will be found in another column, was graduated at the State Normal School at Mansfield, and was a brilliant and rising young attorney at Kansas City.  He read law in this village, in the office of Hon. M. F. Elliott.  He was about 28 years old at the time of his death.  (Tuesday, September 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ella Burly
At Roseville, August 20, 1879, Miss Ella Burly, aged 22 years.  (Tuesday, September 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ora Manning
At Little Marsh, Pa., September 3, 1879, Ora, daughter of George and Mary Manning, aged 1 year and 6 months.  (Tuesday, September 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James E. McCay
In Concordville, Delaware county, Pa., at the residence of his mother, September 2, 1879, James E. McCay, late of Kansas City, Mo.  (Tuesday, September 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lydia Shipman
In Farmington, August 31, 1879, Mrs. Lydia Shipman, aged 60 years.  (Tuesday, September 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bernard Cotta
Bernard Cotta, the eminent geological writer, is dead, at the age of 71 years.  (Tuesday, September 23, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Rollin H. Neal
Rev. Rollin H. Neal, D. D., the oldest Baptist minister in New England, died Thursday, at the age of 72 years.  His last ministry was with the Somerset street Church, Boston.  (Tuesday, September 23, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Janet Cowan
In Arnot, September 15, 1879, Janet, wife of Robert Cowan, aged 70 years and 9 months.  (Tuesday, September 23, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mabel Hinds
In Delmar, September 16, 1879, of cholera infantum, Mabel, daughter of Asher and Melissa Hinds, aged 2 months and 13 days.  (Tuesday, September 23, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Focht
Mr. Daniel Focht, of Delmar, who was severely injured by being thrown from his buggy on the 19th instant, as detailed in last week’s Agitator, died early last Tuesday evening.  The funeral service was held at his late residence Wednesday afternoon.  (Tuesday, September 30, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Champlain
Early last Friday afternoon, while Mr. Robert Champlain, of Westfield, was working in his corn field he was shot in the back and instantly killed.  We understand that Mr. Champlain’s son, a boy about 12 years of age heard the shot, followed immediately by a cry of pain from his father.  He started at once for the field where his father was, about 30 rods from the house, and when he reached the spot where his father had been at work he found his dead body near the bank of the river, the shot having been almost instantly fatal.  The boy saw no other person near there at the time.  On examination it was found that the ball had entered Mr. Champlain’s back below the short ribs and a little to the left of the spine.  It ranged upwards, and was found just under the skin between the fourth and fifth ribs, and at the right edge of the sternum or breast-bone, indicating that Champlain was either bending over at work when he was shot, or else the fatal shot was fired from a point below him.  The ball has the appearance of having been fired from a metallic cartridge, and is a No. 32.  An inquest was begun Saturday morning before Daniel McNaughton, Esq., acting as Coroner; but up to this writing we have no news of its conclusion.  It is reported that Mr. William Champlain, the father of Robert, was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion.  There had been for some time a bad feeling between the old man and his son, growing out of some business operations.  The statement is that the father had put his property into his son’s hands to save it from his creditors, and that the son had kept the property and turned his father out doors.  William lived with James Dodge, a brother-in-law.  He was engaged husking corn with Mr. Dodge the morning before Robert was killed, took dinner at Dodge’s house at noon, and soon after noon disappeared and was not seen again by Mr. Dodge until some time after the young man was shot.  When told that his son had been shot, he seemed not to hear what was said to him until the news was repeated a second time and he was asked if he was not going over the river to see about it.  He replied that he guessed not; that the last time he was there his son choked him and turned him out of doors, and he should not trouble his dead body.  So far as we can learn the evidence, what there is of it, pointing towards the old man, is entirely circumstantial, and he may be able to explain away the facts that have created suspicion in the minds of his neighbors.  (Tuesday, September 30, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frank E. Mills
We regret to learn that Mr. Frank E. Mills, a brother of Mr. T. W. Mills, of this place, died at Arnot last Sunday night of inflammation of the bowels.  He had been ill about four weeks, and had so far recovered as to get-up, but had a fatal relapse.  He had been in the employ of the Coal Company at that place for some time, and was a man 2-(?) years of age.  He leaves a young wife, having been married less than a year ago.  His remains were taken to Lawrenceville, his former home, yesterday, for interment.  (Tuesday, October 7, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Wilmot Close
Mr. David Wilmot Close, son of Newberry Close, of Middlebury, who went west last May, died at Garfield, Kansas, a few days ago from an attack of fever.  His body was brought home for burial, and the funeral service was held by Rev. N. L. Reynolds at Keeneyville, last Saturday afternoon, the Odd Fellows of that region attending in a body.  Mr. Close was a member of the Order, and during his last sickness he was taken care of by the Lodge at Larned, Kansas.  Many of our village readers will remember Mr. Close as a law student in Hon. J. B. Niles’s office last year.  (Tuesday, October 7, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David G. Edwards
Last Wednesday Mr. David G. Edwards, a prominent and well known farmer at Cherry Flats, received a message announcing that his wife, who is at Danville, was dangerously sick, and if he wished to see her alive he should go there at once.  He started on his journey immediately, although he was not well at the time, and reached Liberty, where he became so ill that it was impossible for him to go further.  He remained prostrated at Liberty until Saturday morning, when he was taken home on a bed.  After reaching home he declined to have a physician called to see him, and none was summoned until late Sunday afternoon, when Dr. Packer, of this village, was sent for.  The Doctor reached his bedside after dark Sunday evening, and found him suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, his symptoms being very alarming.  Everything that medical skill and experience could suggest was done to relieve him; but the patient had reached a point where human aid was unavailing, and he died yesterday morning about 8 o’clock. Mr. Edwards was a native of Wales, and was a man over 60 years of age.  He came to this county with his father, probably 40 years ago.  He afterwards went to Rhode Island for his health and lived in that State a short time.  With the exception of this absence he resided in this county from the time he came into the country until his death.  After coming here he married Miss Elizabeth Hughes, of Liberty, a native of England, by whom he had 12 children, 11 of whom are now living.--six sons and five daughters. Mr. Edwards lived on the farm on which he died from the time when he came to the county.  He was an enterprising and active farmer, and one who was always ready to welcome new ideas on any subject.  At the same time he was a man of decided convictions, and was thoroughly sincere in all his expressions of opinion.  He never held any public office, unless the Presidency of the Farmers’ Club can be called such; but he felt great interest in political affairs, as every good citizen must.  He was a zealous and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was in every respect a man whose loss must be long felt in the section of the county where he lived. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed, as it is hoped that three of Mr. Edwards’s sons, who are in Kansas, may be able to come home to attend it.  We are told that since Wednesday word has been received from Danville announcing an improvement in Mrs. Edwards’s condition.  (Tuesday, October 7, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Foster Bacon
At Garden Valley, Jackson county, Wis., September 10, 1879, Foster, son of Harriet and Niram Bacon, aged 3(or 8) years, 4 months and 5 days.  (Tuesday, October 7, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Susie Jenkins
In Richmond, September 23, 1879, of diphtheria, Susie Jenkins, aged 11 years.  (Tuesday, October 7, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lydia Shipman
In Farmington, August 31, 1879, Mrs. Lydia Shipman, in the 70th year of her age.  (Tuesday, October 7, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. A. R. Barton
Dr. A. R. Barton, formerly of Fall Brook, died at Jamestown, NY, on the 5th instant after an illness of several months.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Silas X. Billings
Silas X. Billings died at his residence in Gaines yesterday morning at 8:30 o’clock.  For some time past he had been suffering from Bright’s disease, and a few weeks ago, while at Elmira, he had a slight stroke of paralysis.  Last week he suffered a second and more serious attack, while prostrated him.  The best medical help attainable was at once summoned, but Mr. Billings failed rapidly until he died at the time stated.  Mr. Billings was a son of Silas Billings, of Knoxville, in his day are one of the ablest and most energetic business men of northern Pennsylvania.  Silas X. was born at Knoxville about 53 years ago, and has lived in the county the greater part of his life.  He inherited a large amount of real estate from his father, including much valuable timber and mineral lands, and since it came into his hands the property has largely increased in value.  At the time of his death Mr. Billings was one of the wealthiest men in the county.  He has for many years been an energetic, active business operator, and has furnished employment to large numbers of men by his lumbering land and tanning operations.  His loss must be long and severely felt in Gaines and the neighboring parts of the county.  Personally, Mr. Billings was a very genial, unpretentious, companionable man, heartily enjoying a joke and a good story.  We understand he leaves a widow but no children.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary H. Kemp
At Minneapolis, Minn., September 13, 1879, Mary H., wife of J. S. Kemp, and daughter of J. S. H. Dickinson, of Jackson township, Pa., aged 30 years.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Dunham
Knoxville, October 11, 1879.--I have to record, this week, the death of Mr. William Dunham, who had been afflicted with palsy for a number of years.  Last Monday he died at the advanced age of 80 years.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hurley
The Towanda Reporter says John Hurley, who died in Standing Stone recently was born in 1773.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Thomas Churchill
Mrs. Thomas Churchill, grandmother of the editor of the Wellsboro Gazette, died in Elmira on the 20th ultimo.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Bates
The Coudersport Enterprise gives an account of a very sudden death in Bingham township, Potter county, a few days ago Mr. Ira Carpenter, and Mr. James Bates were returning from the Masonic reunion held at Westfield.  For a long time Mr. Bates had been in poor health, troubled with what was called asthma whenever making any great exertion.  When near Laban Robbin’s house, Mr. Bates coughed severely, and blood filled his mouth.  He jumped from the buggy to the ground, and blood flowed from his mouth in a stream.  Mr. Carpenter called to Mr. Robbins who was near, and as soon as he could fasten his horses went to Mr. Bates and asked if he could do anything for him.  Mr. B. looked up and said “I am dying,” and never spoke afterward.  In less than five minutes he died in the arms of Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Robbins.  Death was caused by aneurism.  The deceased leaves five children and a wife who has been bed ridden for six months.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss M. J. Tomlinson
Miss M. J. Tomlinson, a former teacher at the Normal School at Mansfield, died at her home in Plainfield, NJ, recently, after a lingering illness.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. B. B. French
Mr. B. B. French, of Plainfield, Wisconsin, who was for many years an active lumberman in Tioga township, died on the 14th instant of paralysis or an attack of apoplexy.  Mr. French was highly respected while among us.  We regret to state that his death leaves an interesting family of children alone in the world, their mother, Mary Drew, a native of this county, having died last winter.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. H. Shearer
Mrs. Shearer, whose protracted illness has often been referred to, died yesterday morning.  The funeral services will be held at her late residence, Wednesday, at 2 o’clock p. m.  Mrs. Shearer was the daughter of Thomas Miner, and was born in Rockville, Rhode Island, August 22, 1828.  Her first marriage was to Edward Rathbun, at the age of 18.  In eight years she was left a widow with two sons, Edward and James M.  In 1858 she was married to Dr. J. H. Shearer, of this village.  Her life here has been one which has identified her with almost every worthy undertaking, and which has won the love and admiration of all our people.  In every effort to advance the interests of the public schools, or the Fire Department, or temperance reform, she was first and foremost.  On Decoration Day and at funerals her hand was almost always seen in the display of flowers and her voice heard in the service of song.  The rich, the poor, and all in trouble, found in her a ready helper and a sympathizing friend.  She has most remarkable industry and energy.  Besides the part she performed in caring for a large and well-ordered house, in which she was excelled by very few, she found time to perform a large amount of literary and religious work.  During the last two years she had completed the entire course of the Chautauqua Sunday-school Normal Lessons, and had also kept up the reading of the Chautauqua Literary Circle.  She studied with care the lesson of each week for the Sunday-school, always being at the teachers’ meeting.  In the prayer meetings, the choir meetings and in the Sunday-school her place was seldom vacant.  In all the singing services of the Church her voice was a leading one.  The Wellsboro Baptist Church, of which she was a constituent member, was the idol of her heart.  For its interest she was ready to forsake all else.  She had many intimate friends outside of the Church, but her love for them never diminished her love for the Church nor led her in any way to neglect it.  In her religious life she was often timid and doubling, yet unfaltering in the discharge of what she regarded as her duty. For the last six months she has been a great sufferer.  She fulfilled the words of Paul, “I die daily.”  Her nervous system was so deranged that her whole body was as sensitive as the eye.  No words can adequately describe the suffering with which the weary days and nights gradually wore out her strength.  Death came at last as a welcome messenger to transfer her tired and worn spirit from the palms of earth to the rest and joy of Heaven.  Thus closed the life of one of the noblest, purest and most useful of women.  She leaves her husband, one son by her first marriage, James M., and one son by her second marriage, Willie L. Shearer, besides many relatives and friends, to mourn her loss.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)  The funeral of the late Mrs. J. H. Shearer took place at her late residence on Main street last Wednesday afternoon, the house being crowded with the friends of the deceased.  Rev. N. L. Reynolds, Mrs. Shearer’s pastor, conducted the services.  The pall-bearers were Messrs. John R. Bowen, E. H. Hastings, Henry C. Cox, D. H. Walker, J. B. Niles and Leonard Harrison, all of this village.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Menzo Boom
Knoxville, October 17, 1879.--Mr. Menzo Boom, who was taken to the Insane Asylum about four weeks ago, died last Friday from a shock of paralysis.  His remains were brought home on Saturday.  The funeral services were conducted by the Masons, as he was a member of their Order.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles N. Snyder
At Millerton, October 10, 1879, of diphtheria, Charles N., son of George W. and Amanda Snyder, aged 7 years.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wilber Doolittle
It is reported that Wilber Doolittle died at Chase’s Mills recently from hydrophobia.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James F. Young
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. James F. Young, for several years past an express messenger and baggage master on the railroad between this station and Corning, was run over by a train of coal dumps at the latter place, and so badly hurt that he died the same evening.  As we understand, Mr. Young was riding on the last of a long line of empty coal dumps as they were being backed down to make up the evening train.  By some mischance he fell from the dump, striking on his face on the track.  The train was at once upon him, and the wheels cut one leg off and nearly severed the other.  His body was also badly mangled.  He was at once taken home; and although so terribly hurt, he lived from the time he was injured--half past five o’clock--until nine in the evening, remaining conscious until his death. Mr. Young had been on the road as baggage master nearly six years, and was well known to many of our citizens and much liked for his cheerful, kindly nature and obliging disposition.  The writer of this paragraph had known him a long time, first as Deputy Postmaster at Painted Post, NY, more than 20 years ago, and can bear willing testimony to his good qualities as a man and a friend.  The sudden and terrible accident by which he has been cut off in the vigor of his manhood has shocked and pained a large circle of his acquaintances and friends.  He was 47 years of age, and was the son of Col. Francis E. Young, of Painted Post.  He leaves a wife--a daughter of Mr. W. H. Freeman, Mail Agent--and a daughter 14 years of age.  We understand his life was insured in the Masonic Relief Association.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Conley
In Tioga, October 20, 1879, John Conley, aged 25 years and 1 month.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Mary Farwell
At Painted Post, NY, October 24, 1879, Hannah Mary, wife of Benjamin Farwell, in the 74th year of her age.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Francis Joseph Kirkendall
At Millerton, Sunday morning, October 19, 1879, of pneumonia and brain fever, after a short illness, Francis Joseph, infant son of Samuel E. and Jerusha F.(or P.) Kirkendall, aged 3 months and 7 days.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Inez U. Vermilyea
At Marshfield, October 1, 1879, of diphtheria, Inez U., daughter of C. E. and Mary E. Vermilyea, aged 7 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Delia Buckbee
Miss Delia Buckbee, who died at Lawrenceville last Thursday after a long illness, was a sister of Miss Anna Buckbee, who was a teacher in our Graded School last year.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Allen
Mrs. Polly Allen, widow of the late Almon Allen and mother of Prof. F. A. Allen, died at Mansfield on the 24th ultimo, at the age of 81 years.  She was the mother of seven children--six sons and one daughter--all of whom survive her.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. George D. Griffin
Dr. George D. Griffin, of Fall Brook, died about 10 o’clock last Wednesday night.  He had lived in Fall Brook about a year, having moved thither from Canton, Pa., and was but about 23 years old.  He had been sick three weeks with inflammation of the bowels.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Marcus Baxter
Arnot, November 1, 1879.--Marcus Baxter, a step-son of Mr. Robert Grant, was killed by a fall of coal in the mines this morning. He was born in Salt Lake City.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

BATES - Mrs. Polly Allen [SRGP 82536]
At Mansfield, October 23, 1879, Mrs. Polly Allen, aged 81 years and 1 month.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]

Miss Delia Buckbee
At Lawrenceville, October 30, 1879, Miss Delia Buckbee, aged 17 years.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy E. Warriner
At Stony Fork, October 27, 1879, Nancy E., wife of Mr. Charles E. Warriner, aged 35 years.  (Tuesday, November 4, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Thompson
Mrs. Jane Thompson, a notice of whose death will be found under the obituary head, was the mother of Hon. J. B. Cassoday, of Janesville, Wis., and the wife of the late Nathaniel Thompson, formerly a well-known citizen of this county.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Blackwood
John Blackwood, senior partner in the firm of Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, is dead.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lydia J. Cole
In Delmar, November 6, 1879, Lydia J. Cole, aged 15 years, 2 months and 3 days.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Oscar Edgcomb
At Elmira, NY, November 3, 1879, of consumption, Mr. Oscar Edgcomb, of Cowanesque Valley, Pa., aged 42 years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ellen Marvin
In Covington, October 29, 1879, Ellen, wife of John Marvin, aged 23 years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Edith Sheffer
In Jackson, October 31, 1879, of cholera infantum and brain fever, Edith, daughter of Frank and Jula A. Sheffer, aged 1(?) year, 2 months and 11 days.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Thompson
At Janesville, Wis., October 31, 1879, Mrs. Jane Thompson, over 70 years of age.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Quigley
Mr. John Quigley, a conductor on the S. G. & C., railway, died at Corning a few days ago.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dr. H. G. Smythe [SRGP 75905]
Dr. H. G. Smythe, of Mansfield, died at his residence in that borough last Tuesday morning about one o’clock.  This event was unexpected, as he had been out for a long drive the day before, and his health was thought to be improving, although for the past year he had visibly failed. In a brief sketch of his life, the Advertiser says that the deceased was one of the earliest resident physicians in Mansfield, and his old gray horse and red leggings are among the earliest recollections of many of the citizens who are now middle-aged men.  He came to Mansfield from Canada in his early manhood, about 1837, built up an extensive practice, and during the years when scarlet fever prevailed throughout the valley, it is said that he was scarcely out of his saddle.  The arduous labors of those days told with disastrous effect upon his vigorous constitution, and for many years he was crippled with paralysis, rheumatism, and other kindred disorders, which impaired his usefulness, but did not quench his indomitable spirit. About 1849 he and his brother Terence, or “Toronto” as he was familiarly called, built and operated for some time, the grist-mill, now known as the Mansfield mill, and operated by Mr. B. Schrader.  About 1855 he removed to Covington and afterwards to Blossburg, where he practiced a number of years, returning to Mansfield, some eight or 10 years ago, and has since resided there.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]

James Haddow
Fall Brook, November 15, 1879.--A Scotchman named James Haddow was killed here, in drift No. 3, this morning, by a fall of coal.  His head was crushed and his collar-bone broken, and he died instantly.  He left a family.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Dele Buckbee
At Lawrenceville, Pa., October 30, 1879, Dele, daughter of John H. and Hannah Buckbee, aged 17 years and 8 months.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Reuben Crum
In Jackson, November 3, 1879, of cholera infantum, Reuben, infant son of Reuben and Abigail Crum, aged 8 months and 14 days.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Eleazer Evans
At Morris Run, November 5, 1879, of asthma, Mr. Eleazer Evans, in the 68th year of his age.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James O’Donnell
James O’Donnell, employed at Chapin’s packing house, Cincinnati, was caught in a salt chute, buried under five feet of salt and smothered to death, last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Augustus H. Kilty
Rear Admiral Augustus H. Kilty, United States Navy, died recently at his residence in Baltimore, 73 years of age.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Dr. Ethan Allen
Rev. Dr. Ethan Allen, one of the oldest Episcopal clergymen in the United States, died at Newport, Ky., last Tuesday, at the age of 84 years.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Harriet K. Barton
The Buffalo Express of last Friday says Mrs. Harriet K. Barton, relict of the late Colonel James L. Barton, quietly breathed her last, at her residence in that city last Thursday forenoon.  After a prolonged and serious illness--the pain of which was born with the sweet Christian resignation so characteristic of the deceased--this estimable lady passed to her eternal home a little after 11 o’clock.  In her death the community loses one of its most intelligent and active workers in the fields of religious and charitable labor.  Mrs. Barton was a lady of most amiable disposition and her superior intelligence and natural refinement of character rendered her one of the most effective and prominent supporters of those home institutions in the management of which woman’s voice prevailed.  She was thoroughly identified with the Church Home and other similar organizations, and she was also a consistent and faithful member of St. Paul’s Church.  The deceased was born in Tioga county, Pa., on the 14th of March, 1808, and was 71 years of age at the time of her demise.  In the summer of 1856 she was married to Col. Barton, at Lawrenceville, Pa., and since that time has resided in Buffalo.  She was a sister of Gen. C. L. Kilbourn, formerly Commissary-General U. S. A., now of San Francisco.  Mrs. Barton had a very large circle of warm friends, and her death will be deeply and widely mourned.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rispah Gardner [SRGP 09192]
In Sullivan, November 10, 1879, Rispah, wife of Clark Gardner, in the 57th year of her age.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Probably Ames Hill Cemetery][Own surname not known]

Miss Vangie H. Hurlbutt
At Chatham Valley, Pa., November 18, 1879, Vangie H., daughter of Lyman and Sarah H. Hurlbutt, aged 30 years.  Her parents came from Cayuga county, NY, 25 years ago, and have since resided in Chatham.  They liberally educated their children, and the deceased daughter was for eight years a successful teacher.  After 15 months of suffering she died lamented by all who knew her.  Her funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, November 20th, and the services were conducted by Rev. DeW. T. Van Doren.  The sermon was from James IV., 14.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lynn Rolason
At Mansfield, November 15, 1879, Lynn, only child of T. F. and Louisa Rolason, aged 4 years.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James S. Ellsworth
Mr. James S. Ellsworth, one of the most highly respected citizens and business men of Havana, died of paralysis on Sunday night, November 2d, aged 55 years.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Storey
John Storey, an employe of the Corning Glass Works, was instantly killed a few days ago by a piece of wood which flew from a saw, striking him in the head and crushing in his skull.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Wallace Phelps
On Tuesday evening, October 21st, as Wallace Phelps, an industrious and worthy farmer, and his wife were crossing the S. G. & C. railway, in a two horse wagon, near Beaver Dams, they were run down by a passing train.  Mr. Phelps was instantly killed, his wife very seriously injured, one horse (a valuable one) killed, and the wagon badly wrecked.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Reynolds
Rear Admiral William Reynolds died at Washington a few days ago.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Richard Schell
Hon. Richard Schell, of New York city, an ex-Congressman, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William A. Heeney
William A. Heeney, of Cambridge, Mass., while intoxicated, fell down a flight of stairs Thursday evening and broke his neck, dying instantly.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Woods
James Woods, of Greenfield, Mass., while shoveling sand last Thursday, was buried alive by the embankment giving way above him.  It took an hour to dig the body out.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Duggan Jackson
George Duggan Jackson, Senator of the district comprising the counties of Lycoming, Montour, Columbia and Sullivan, died at his residence in Dushore last week Monday, after a lingering illness.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Anna L. Austin
In Charleston, October 27, 1879, of diphtheria, Anna L., only child of B. J. and M. J. Austin, aged 4 years, 9 months and 6 days.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Clemons
In Covington, November 23, 1879, William Clemons, aged 68 years.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lynn Rolason
At Mansfield, November 15, 1879, Lynn, only child of T. F. and Louisa Rolason, aged 4 years.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Gertie Winfield Rowland
At Mansfield, November 20, 1879, Gertie Winfield, adopted daughter of W. A. and Mary Rowland, in the 7th year of her age.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seth A. Spring
In Covington, November 19, 1879, Mr. Seth A. Spring, in the 71st year of his age.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

W. W. Burley
W. W. Burley, a native of this county and for a number of years an extensive carriage-builder at Hornellsville, died at that place very suddenly on the 27th ultimo.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. F. L. Mascho
In Brookfield, December 3, 1879, Mrs. F. L. Mascho, in the 45th year of her age.  Mrs. Mascho was the daughter of Jacob and Eunice Grantier, and was born in Chautauqua county, NY, in September, 1835.  She was married to Mr. F. L. Mascho a short time before she was 17 years old.  She was a faithful wife and mother, and leaves to mourn her loss a husband and a son and daughter.  Her parents moved from Chautauqua county to Brookfield about 31 years ago, and the writer had known Mrs. Mascho ever since that time.  She was a splendid woman, a very industrious, careful housewife, and very highly respected by all who were acquainted with her.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.  The funeral services were held in the M. E. church in Mink Hollow on the 7th instant.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Perry Nittraur
In Covington township, December 2, 1879, Mr. Perry Nittraur, aged 66 years.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George W. Merithew
In Liberty, December 3, 1879, after a long illness, Mr. George W. Merithew, aged 59 years.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. B. J. Dartt
In Richmond, Adair county, Iowa, December 3, 1879, Mrs. B. J. Dartt, aged 87 years, 2 months and 19 days.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arthur Welicaly Deane
At Wellsboro, Friday morning, December 12, 1879, of diphtheria, Arthur Welicaly, only child of D. L. and Barbara L. Deane, in the 6th year of his age.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Carrie Hogaboom
In Richmond, November 30, 1879, Carrie, daughter of F. F. and M. D. Hogaboom, aged 1 year, 1 month and 15 days.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry Mather
At Lawrenceville, November 27, 1879, Harry, only child of Mr. Cornelius Mather, in the 8th year of his age.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Barbara Gordon
Barbara Gordon, aged about 100 years, a married woman, was killed by cars at Newburg, NY, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frederick Moyer
We regret to learn that Mr. Frederick Moyer, of Stony Fork, who was so severely injured in his saw-mill on the 3d instant, as detailed in the Agitator two weeks ago, died suddenly last Wednesday night.  He was thought to be in a fair way to recover until a few minutes before his death.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel E. Perkins
Samuel E. Perkins, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. R. E. Little
Mr. R. E. Little, a prominent lawyer of Richmond, Ky., was murdered in his office a week ago Saturday by James H. Arnold.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ira A. Newhall
Charleston, December 26, 1879.--Ira A. Newhall died at his residence in Charleston on Monday, December 22, 1870.  Mr. Newhall had been an invalid nearly five months, and most of the time was confined to his bed.  Once, by careful nursing and under the skillful treatment of Dr. Masten, of East Charleston, he rallied, and for a few weeks was able to be about and attend to his business.  About 10 days before his death he rode to Wellsboro on business.  The effort was too much for his impaired strength, and from that time on his decline was rapid and certain.  Mr. Newhall had been a resident of Hill’s Creek, or Card Town, in north Charleston, not far from 15 years, most of the time engaged in the manufacture and shipping of lumber, shingles, lath, etc.  Formerly he was in partnership with L. C. Bennet.  After that he engaged in business on his own account, and finally became the senior member of the firm of Newhall & Allen. If it is true that ‘an honest man is the noblest work of God,” it is hardly possible to exaggerate in speaking well of Mr. Newhall.  Entirely, honorable in dealing with his fellow-men, and never mean or haggardly when his kindness was appealed to, he was respected and honored by all who knew him; and the considerable number of men whom he employed nearly every month in the year loved the man who was always kind and genial and never ungenerous with them.  When his business colleagues will miss him, it is hardly possible that in his own neighborhood his place will be again entirely filled.  A man of nerve and resolution when the occasion required, he possessed unusual patience and evenness of temper, making his social intercourse, and especially his domestic relations, pleasant and most happy.  A Friend.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Peleg Doud [SRGP 07256]
In Richmond, on Saturday, December 13, 1879, of congestion of the brain, Mr. Peleg Doud, in the 49th year of his age.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [State Road Cemetery]
 

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