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1882-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Thomas Waters
Last Friday Messrs. George Chisholm and Thomas Waters, both of Hector, Potter county, had a row which ended in the death of the latter.  A gentleman who was on the ground soon after Water’s death gives us the following account of the case:  There had been for some time a dispute between Chisholm and Thomas Waters’s father, about the title to some bark that Chisholm had peeled and ranked up on Waters’s land.  This dispute had finally got into the court, where it was recently decided in favor of Chisholm’s claim, and it was adjudged that he had a right to go on and remove the bark.  About the same time Chisholm had sworn out a peace-warrant against the elder Waters, and the latter gave $500 bonds to keep the peace, and went to the State of New York after the lawsuit was decided.  Friday Chisholm went to Waters’s place to get his bark, but Mrs. Waters and her daughter came out with clubs and forbade him from taking the bark; and he finally agreed to wait until Mr. Waters returned home before removing it.  Later in the day Thomas Waters and his brother James came home and were informed of what had taken place, and it is reported that Thomas said if he had been at home when Chisholm came for the bark he would never have got off the place alive.  The two younger Waterses then started to look for Chisholm and drove near his house.  James remained in the wagon, while Thomas went to the house and called for Chisholm to come out.  Chisholm told young Waters to come in if he wished to see him.  But Waters declined the invitation and again asked Chisholm to come out, and the latter complied.  Waters then told Chisholm that he understood he had been up after the bark.  Chisholm said he had.  Waters said it was weil(?) for him that he(Waters) wasn’t there at the time, for if he had been Chisholm would never have left the place alive.  Waters then told Chisholm if he would come out into the road he would kill him.  Chisholm went into the road, and Waters caught him by the coat collar and jerked him around some.  When Waters let go, Chisholm told him if he did that again he would shoot him.  Waters repeated the operation, and Chisholm drew a revolver and shot Waters in the left side of the abdomen a little above the groin.  The wound was inflicted about 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, and Waters died about 11 o’clock Sunday morning.  Drs. Bottom and Pritchard made a post mortem examination, and an inquest was held Sunday evening, and Chisholm was arrested and taken to jail at Coudersport.  Our informant tells us that the popular feeling in the neighborhood seems to be strongly in favor of Chisholm.  (Tuesday, October 3, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah E. Eberenz
In Wellsboro, September 26, 1882, of cancer, Sarah E., wife of Charles Eberenz, aged 55 years, 9 months and 2 days.  (Tuesday, October 3, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Helen Gay
Helen Gay was burned to death, in Batavia, NY, on Thursday last.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Carruther
Hon. Robert Carruther died at Lebanon, Tenn., last week, aged 82 years.  He was for many years a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. G. Lehman
Wm. G. Lehman, a promising young member of the Lebanon bar, and formerly District Attorney and Superintendent of Common Schools, died at Lebanon last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Everett Bloss
Mr. Everett Bloss, of Covington, son of Aaron Bloss, founder of Blossburg, died recently, aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Morgan
The two-year-old child of Wm. F. Morgan, of Morris Run, was instantly killed by being run over by a caboose Wednesday afternoon.  The child was sitting on the rail, and the father was at work close by.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

DeWitt O. Field
In Delmar, October 3, 1882, DeWitt O.(or C.), son of Wilbur and Helen Field, aged 2 years and 2 days.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha Mitchell
At the house of her son, Mr. Joseph Mitchell, in Delmar, October 2, 1882, Mrs. Martha Mitchell, aged 93 years, 6 months and 2 days.  (Tuesday, October 10, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joshua Many
Joshua Many was fatally stabbed at Sing Sing on Thursday last.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert Wilber
Albert Wilber was kicked to death by Michael Scanlan, at Indianapolis, last Sunday.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. L. Denton
Rev. J. L. Denton, State Superintendent of Public Instruction of Arkansas, committed suicide last Monday.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Mallone and wife, Mrs. Comstock and Mrs. Sherwood
Joseph Mallone and wife, and Mrs. Comstock and Mrs. Sherwood were killed by a train at Syracuse, last Saturday.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Ford
Mr. Charles Ford, for many years a resident of Lawrenceville, died at that place a week ago Sunday morning, and was interred at Painted Post, on Tuesday last.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Horton
Mr. John Horton, of Delmar, was found dead in his bed last Sunday morning at the residence of Mr. Harry Wheeler, his son-in-law.  He was about 70 years of age and had apparently enjoyed good health, having been at work the day before.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maggie Anderson
At Arnot, October 11, 1882, Maggie Anderson, aged 8 years and 7 days.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. V. R. Champney
At Marshfield, October 3, 1882, Mr. V. R. Champney, aged 55 years and 4 months.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary A. Hyland
At Blossburg, Pa., October 7, 1882, Mrs. Mary A., wife of Steven Hyland, aged 34 years.  (Tuesday, October 17, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edwin P. Dwyer
It is reported that Mr. Edwin P. Dwyer, a hotel-keeper and well-known citizen of Fall Brook, died suddenly last Friday evening.  He had been West on a visit and returned only a few days ago.  At the recent Greenback County Convention, held at Tioga, he was placed in nomination as a candidate for Representative in the Legislature.  (Tuesday, October 24, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Philip Huntz
Philip Huntz hanged himself at Butler, Pa., on Saturday.  (Tuesday, October 24, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maggie McNeil
Maggie McNeil, of Philadelphia, took cold poison and died last week, because her best young man proved fickle.  (Tuesday, October 24, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charlotte D. Combs
In Charleston, October 4, 1882, Charlotte D., wife of E. C. Combs, aged 23 years, 3 months and 7 days.  Months before her death, when in health, did she exhort her friends to live better and become prepared to die, saying with seeming premonitions that she believed she would not live beyond a certain period, but felt ready to die and had rather be with the Lord.  Thus is left a motherless child, aged one week, an afflicted husband and others who deeply mourn the loss of a dutiful daughter, kind sister and esteemed friend.  Sudden and sad as this event is, all are led to say, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”--Rev. xiv., 13.  (Tuesday, October 24, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John M. Horton
In Delmar, October 15, 1882, Mr. John M. Horton, aged 70 years, 2 months and 11 days.  (Tuesday, October 24, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William C. Gillespie
Mr. William C. Gillespie, of Morris township, died on the 21st instant from an overdose of laudanum.  (Tuesday, October 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Aaron K. Ingalls
Mr. Aaron K. Ingalls, for 40 years a resident of Mansfield, died at his residence there, a week ago last Sunday.  He was 67 years of age at the time of his death.  His wife and two sons survive him.  (Tuesday, October 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson, son of John Wilson, conductor of the Antrim coal train, met with a fatal accident in this place shortly before noon this (Tuesday) morning.  He had been acting as a brakeman on his father’s train, and shortly before the depot was reached in this borough, left the engine on which he had been riding and went ahead.  The only man on the engine when he left was George Dickson, the fireman.  Dickson says that young Wilson went a few car lengths toward the head of the train, which was backing, and a moment before the accident was seen walking beside a coal car.  In another instant Dickson saw his head protruding from between two cars, while he was making signals with his left hand to stop.  Dickson reversed the engine, and it stopped almost instantly.  He and the other train-men then went to the assistance of young Wilson, who was found to be conscious, and said he did not think he was seriously hurt.  In falling he had grasped the box of the car with his right hand, which left his left hand free to make the signal for stopping.  He was removed to his father’s residence, near the depot, where he was attended by Drs. Packer and M. L. Bacon.  An examination of his injuries showed that the wheels of the car had not passed over his body; but that he had been pushed along in front of a wheel.  His left hip was badly crushed, while his abdomen was terribly lacerated.  It seems almost incredible that he should have been able to cling to the box of the car with sufficient strength to prevent the wheels from passing over his body.  The young man is 17 years of age, and an only son.  He has always been highly esteemed by all who knew him as a young man of excellent habits and a genial nature.  After hours of terrible suffering the lad died at 6 o’clock in the evening.  (Tuesday, October 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William and Hannah Borden
At Elk Run, Pa., October 26, 1882, of paralysis, William, son of William Borden, deceased, and Hannah Borden, aged 5 years and 14 days.  (Tuesday, October 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward A. Mather
At Lawrenceville, October 23, 1882, Edward A., son of Charles S. and Sarah T. Mather, aged 18 years, 2 months and 13 days.  (Tuesday, October 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah P. Stebbins
At Wellsboro, October 24, 1882, at the residence of George C. Bowen, Mrs. Hannah P. Stebbins, in her 79th year.  Mrs. Stebbins was born in Roylston, Mass., in 1804, and in 1823 she was married to Mr. Daniel Preston and moved to Wilmington, Vt., where a few months after her husband was killed by the kick of a horse.  Before the lapse of a year after her marriage she became a mother-thus in one short year she was a bride, a widow, and a mother.  After 15 years of widowhood she married Col. Ebenezer Stebbins, of Dayton, Ohio, living with him until 1859, when she was left a widow the second time.  By her second marriage she had one daughter, Mrs. Geo. C. Bowen, with whom she has resided since 1861.  Mrs. Stebbins was one of 12 children--7 boys, two of whom, Foster Pierce, of Boston and Joseph Pierce, of Athol, Mass., survive her, and 5 girls, only one of whom, Mrs. J. C. Heald, of Jamestown, NY, survived her--and she only, of what is left of this once large and happy family, being able to attend the funeral.  (Tuesday, October 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Burt Williams
Burt Williams was killed at Addison, a few days ago by being struck on the head with a “bent” which he and others were raising in a trestle on the A. & N. P. road.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha W. Peale
Mrs. Martha W. Peale, who died in Lock Haven recently at the ripe of 74 years, was the mother of ex Senator Peale, of that place.  She had been invalid for 30 years.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Carter
James Carter, of Chicago, committed suicide because he had two wives who were making him trouble.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Heard
Charles Heard was shot and killed by his sister at Tozewell, Ga., a few days ago while he was trying to beat her.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Clark
Edward Clark, President of the Singer Manufacturing Company died in Cooperstown, NY, a few days ago, in the 71st year of his age.  He leaves only one child, a son, and an estate estimated at $25,000,000.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Murphy
William Murphy, a farmer residing near Corning, NY, was instantly killed a few days ago by a passenger train on the Erie.  He was about 70 years of age.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Chaffee
At Maysville, Col., October 29, 1882, of cerebro spinal meningitis, Frank, son of John E. Chaffee, formerly of Wellsboro, aged about 18 years.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Andrew Anderson
At Arnot, October 30, 1882, Andrew Anderson, aged 6 years, 9 months and 1 day.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stovolien A. Essick
At Blossburg, October 29, 1882, Stovolien A., son of Jacob Essick, aged 9 years, 5 months and 19 days.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Margaret Gilmore
At Arnot, October 24, 1882, Margaret Gilmore, aged 2 years, 6 months and 7 days.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Isabella Gilmore
At Arnot, October 28, 1882, Isabella Gilmore, aged 7 years, 5 months and 26 days.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Florence Husted
At Blossburg, October 29, 1882, of diphtheria, Florence, daughter of the late Lloyd Husted, aged 7 years.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William O. Russell
In Delmar, October 19, 1882, of typhoid pneumonia, William O. Russell, aged 13 years and 24 days.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lizzie R. Sparling
At Arnot, October 24, 1882, Lizzie R. Sparling, aged 3(or 8) years and 1 month.  (Tuesday, November 7, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Cook
Last Friday Mr. Henry Cook was instantly killed at Walker & Lathrop’s saw mill at Knoxville.  By some means he was caught in a bolt and badly mangled, his neck broken and skull crushed.  Mr. Cook was about 30 years of age and he leaves a widow.  The funeral occurred at Austinburgh on Sunday.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frank Winegar
Mr. Frank Winegar was killed on last Thursday near Bath, NY.  He was getting a load of sand when the bank caved in and he was buried beneath five feet of earth.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles H. Garber
Charles H. Garber, a member of the family poisoned at Norristown a few days ago by eating pie containing arsenic, died at noon on Wednesday.  Some of the flour from which the pie was made has been analyzed and found to contain arsenic in crystals of purer quality than that which is usually sold by druggists.  A murder is suspected.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ivens Steinbright
Ivens Steinbright, four years of age, residing in Norristown, Pa., was fatally poisoned a few days ago by eating pumpkin pie given to him at the house of a neighbor.  Several members of the family where the pie was obtained have been sick recently, and it is thought now that they have also have been suffering from poison.  The case is a mysterious one, and an investigation will be made.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Wynot
The two-year-old daughter of A. Wynot, living near Bridgewater, was burned to death one day last week by her clothes accidentally catching fire during the temporary absence of her mother.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. B. O’Donoghue
Father J. B. O’Donaghue, pastor of the Roman Catholic church at Morrow, O., died on Wednesday last from the effects of a blow on the head inflicted by Timothy Green, with a monkey wrench.  Green said the priest had characterized his wife as a thief.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lorana Beeman
In Delmar, at Marsh Creek, November 9, 1882, Mrs. Lorana Beeman, aged 69 years, 10 months and 9 days.  She was born at the Big Marsh, in this county, and was married to S. V. Beeman in 1832.  She experienced religion in early life, uniting with the Free Will Baptist Church, of which she has always been a worthy member.  Her husband and five children survive her.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. N. H. Brant
In Lawrence, November 7, 1882, Mrs. N. H. Brant, aged 56 years.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Esquare Briggs
In Clymer, October 31, 1882, Esquare Briggs, aged about 63 years.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Michael Cady
At Rives, Jackson county, Mich., October 26, 1882, Michael Cady, formerly of Middlebury, Tioga county, Pa., in his 82d year.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Maggie S. Davie
At Blossburg, November 6, 1882, Maggie S., daughter of Robert Davie, aged 8 years, 11 months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hattie R. Edwards
At Arnot, November 3, 1882, Hattie R. Edwards, aged 9 years, 9 months and 20 days.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mary Gardner
At Blossburg, November 3, 1882, Mary, daughter of John Gardner, aged 14 years, 7 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ella E. Keeney
At Marseilles, IL, October 3, 1882, of consumption, Ella E., daughter of Ira and Margaret C. Goddard, and wife of Henry J. Keeney, formerly of Keeneyville, Pa., aged 36 years.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Susie E. Hotchkiss
At Tioga, November 2, 1882, of diphtheria, Susie E., daughter of S. L. and Alice Hotchkiss, aged 9 years, 7 months and 17 days.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nina May Knox
In Deerfield, October 30, 1882, Nina May, daughter of Edward and Mary Knox, aged 4 months.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Myra A. Stevens
In Farmington, August 25, 1882, Myra A., only child of Edgar and Arvilla Stevens, aged 1 year, 9 months and 4 days.  (Tuesday, November 14, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Colonel Fielding Lowry
Colonel Fielding Lowry, the late Postmaster at Dayton, O., committed suicide last week Monday by cutting the carotid artery.  The cause was his inability to meet a deficiency of $4,000 in his account with the Post office Department.  The deficit is amply secured.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Hughes and Marker Davis
Joseph Hughes and Marker Davis, gamblers of St. Joseph, Mo., were killed last Tuesday by two men who had been fleeced by them.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maggie and little brother Kelley
Maggie Kelley, of Leavenworth, Kan., mistook powder for oat-meal in the darkness, last Friday night, and carried some of it to the stove.  When it exploded she and a little brother were killed.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George W. Burgess
George W. Burgess died at Norristown, Montgomery county, a few days ago, aged 78 years.  He was the first manufacturer of friction matches in America, having commenced the business in New York city in 1831.  These matches were made of chlorate of potassium, like parlor matches, but they had to be drawn between two pieces of sand-paper to be ignited.  The quantity of chlorate then in the country was small, and he imported a large quantity, which, however, proved to be of an inferior quality.  The matches were returned on his hands, and he failed.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Finch
Mr. John Finch, of Elkland, died last Wednesday from injuries received about a week previous while unhitching his horses from a lumber wagon.  The horses started suddenly, dragging the heavy vehicle over Mr. Finch, breaking three ribs and injuring him internally.  He leaves a wife and two children.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Asa Packer
Mrs. Asa Packer, widow of Judge Asa Packer, died at her home in Mauch Chunk on the 17th instant.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jessie A. Pope
In Duncan, November 13, 1882, of inflammation of the lungs, Jessie A., only son of Alfred and Susie Pope, aged 4 months and 25 days.  (Tuesday, November 21, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Riley
Frank Riley, 23 years of age, of Huntington, W. Va., committed suicide at Pittsburgh last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. E. Simmons
Mr. E. E. Simmons, a prominent business man at Westfield, died at that borough last week Sunday night.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John W. Guernsey
Hon. John W. Guernsey, a leading citizen of Tioga and for many years a prominent member of the bar of this county, died at his residence in Tioga borough last Wednesday afternoon in the 72nd year of his age.  A few years ago he was suddenly prostrated, while attending court in this borough, by an attack of paralysis; but he rallied from that attack, and of late his health, although not as vigorous as formerly, had been reasonably good for so old a man.  The immediate cause of his death was typhoid pneumonia, and his last illness was a brief one.  John W. Guernsey was born in Susquehanna county in this State in 1810.  He was educated at Harford Academy in his native county, and when he had about attained his majority he came to this county and engaged for some time in teaching school at different points on the Tioga river.  He read law--it is believed with a Mr. Purple--at Lawrenceville, then the principal village of the county, and on being admitted to the bar he began the practice of his profession at that place.  He soon moved to Tioga, however, where he lived the greater part of his subsequent life.  He was the first lawyer settled at that place, and he became a leader in the profession in that region.  The late Senator Seymour read law in his office, as did F. E. Smith, Esq., of the same place. In 1849 Mr. Guernsey was elected to the State Senate in which body he served three years.  He was some time afterward elected to the lower house of the Legislature, and he represented his constituents in that capacity for another term of three years.  While Senator, in 1850, he moved to this borough, where he opened an office and practiced his profession until the fall of 1852, when he removed to Tioga, where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life.  While he lived here his nephew, Henry W. Williams, now President Judge of the district, studied law under his guidance. As a lawyer Mr. Guernsey was never much of an advocate, and he never delighted in the trial of causes; but he was a very successful collector and a very vigorous and prudent manager of that part of a lawyer’s duties known to the profession as out door work. His efficiency in this branch of business and his unquestioned integrity of character brought him plenty of work and enabled him to acquire a competency by the practice of his profession.  Early in his business career he became known as a lawyer to be trusted, and to his care and faithful management the settlement of many estates was committed.  Mr. Guernsey’s enviable reputation as an honest lawyer was but the natural outgrowth of his character as a man.  He was eminently pure hearted, single-minded and upright in all his works and ways, and although long engaged in the active business of life he kept himself unspotted from the world.  For many years he was a  member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and his intelligent zeal and faithfulness as a churchman were well known far beyond the limits of the parish in which his lot was cast.  More than once he was sent as one of the lay delegates from the diocese to the General Convention of the Church.  His loss must be severely felt by the Church at Tioga, of which he has so long been a leading and working member. Mr. Guernsey married Miss Susan E. Morris, daughter of the late Judge Samuel W. Morris, of this borough, who, with two married daughters, survives him.  His funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in St. Andrew’s church at Tioga.  Rev. Dr. Breck, of this borough, conducting the services, which were attended by the members of the bar of the county and by many other prominent citizens and old friends of the deceased.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

B. F. Campbell
B. F. Campbell, of Athens, Bradford county, aged 45 years, committed suicide a few days ago by taking laudanum.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Marshall
Joseph Marshall, for many years a respected citizen of Towanda, Bradford county, died at that place a few days ago, aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clarence Veazle Havens
At Blossburg, November 26, 1882, of diphtheria, Clarence Veazle, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Havens, aged about 14 years.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Clara Hayes
At Holidaytown, November 21, 1882, Clara, daughter of Samuel and Deborah Hayes, aged 15 years, 10 months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, December 5, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lewis D. Campbell
Hon. Lewis D. Campbell, ex speaker of the House of Representatives died at his home in Hamilton, Ohio, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

D. M. Bennett
D. M. Bennett, the apostle of the Free thinkers died in New York, last Thursday.  He achieved notoriety a few days ago by getting convicted of circulating obscene literature through the mails.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Daily
Mr. John Daily, of Tioga, died on the 28th ultimo, at the advanced age of 91 years.  Mr. Daily is said to have cleared the Green in this borough before even a hamlet was thought of here.  He had resided in Tioga township for 50 years.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lina Chamberlin
In Farmington, Pa., October 18, 1882, of cholera infant, Lina, daughter of William and Mary Chamberlin, aged 3 months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jared Davis
At Lansing, Pa., November 29, 1882, Mr. Jared Davis, aged 57 years, 2 months and 4 days.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. E. Simmons
At Westfield, November 26, 1882, Mr. E. E. Simmons, aged 39 years.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Wheeler
In Delmar, December 5, 1882, Ruth Ellen, wife of Harry D. Wheeler, aged 40 years and 13 days.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Anna Minerva Shearer
Anna Minerva Shearer, the child monstrosity, an object of curiosity to thousands of visitors, died at the home of her parents at Stonersville, Pa., several days ago.  The child was 10 years of age and weighed but 14 pounds.  She was blind all her life and unable to walk or talk.  A sister, aged 13, weighs 20 pounds, and is in the same condition.  The parents are full grown, healthy and strong, and the father is a blacksmith.  The children’s only sense was that of hearing, and they had to be attended to like infants.  (Tuesday, December 12, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert Conoway
Albert Conoway was shot and killed a week ago Saturday at Bellaire, Ohio, by Amos Curley.  (Tuesday, December 19, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hawkes
John Hawkes died at Allegheny last Tuesday from the effects of a kick given him on the Saturday night before by Ephraim Coleman.  (Tuesday, December 19, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Wescott
Mr. George Wescott, of Caton, a settler in that town 50 years ago, died on the 27th ultimo at the age of 90 years.  (Tuesday, December 19, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

August Nast
August Nast, a German, residing at Cresco, Howard county, Iowa, has died from trichinae, caused by eating diseased pork.  His wife, three children, and a girl stopping with the family were all sick from the same cause.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. Victor Florence Pollet
M. Victor Florence Pollet, the eminent French designer and engraver, is dead.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Forsyth Meigs
Dr. John Forsyth Meigs, an eminent practitioner of Philadelphia, died on the 16th instant, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry James, Sr.
Henry James, Sr., father of Henry James, Jr., the novelist is dead at Cambridge, Mass., last week Monday, aged 71 years.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Josiah King
Josiah King, the senior partner of the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette Publishing Company, died on Monday morning after a prolonged illness.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Godlove S. Orth
Hon. Godlove S. Orth died at Lafayette, Ind., last week Saturday night of blood poisoning, super induced by cancer.  He was in his 66th year.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George W. Schofield
Lieutenant Colonel George W. Schofield, of the Sixth Cavalry, shot himself dead at Fort Apache, Arizona Territory, on the morning of the 17th instant.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry D. Denison
Henry D. Denison, the well known contractor, died at Syracuse, NY, last week Monday night of pneumonia.  He leaves property valued at a million dollars.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas Michell
Mr. Thomas Michell of Towanda complained of being unwell at the supper table one night recently.  He soon became unconscious and died before midnight.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John S. Ross
John S. Ross of Coudersport died very suddenly on the 14th instant at Jersey Shore.  He was about 30 years of age and was a son of the late Hon. Sobieski Ross.  (Tuesday, December 31, 1882, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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