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1883-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Dr. Alfred F. Taylor
Dr. Alfred E. Taylor, formerly professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, died at Cleveland recently, aged 32.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin F. Sands
Retired Rear-Admiral Benjamin F. Sands, who was a hero of the Mexican War, died at his residence in Washington, aged 72, last week Sunday.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rufus P. Marsh
Rufus P. Marsh, City Superintendent of Hacks and Trucks, of Boston, was sunstruck last Wednesday, and died in the evening.  Five policemen were also overcome by the heat.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John H. Willard
Mrs. John H. Willard, who, with her late husband, succeeded Mrs. Emma Willard in the direction of the Troy Female Seminary and for 30 years presided over the institution, died a few days ago. (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rev. Carl Schmolz
Rev. Carl Schmolz, pastor of the Reformed Church at Callicoon, NY, was found dead by the roadside, Thursday morning.  He had been charged with intemperance and making improper advances to a half-witted girl.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Pinkney
Right Rev. William Pinkney, D. D., LLD., Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland of the Protestant Episcopal Church, died suddenly at seven o’clock last Wednesday morning at the rectory of Cockeysville, Baltimore county, Md.  He was 74 years of age.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Richard Bull
At Mansfield, June 28, 1883, Mr. Richard Bull, in the 73d year of his age.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Abiel C. Sly
At Tioga, June 5, 1883, Mr. Abiel C. Sly, in his 70th year.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah A. Waters
At Garden Valley, Wis., May 18, 1883, Mrs. Sarah A., wife of John Waters, formerly of Tioga county, Pa., aged 57 years and 8 months.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Oscar Westmiller
Mr. Oscar Westmiller, died in Chatham on the 9th instant from the effects of an injury inflicted upon his head by a falling tree more than a year ago.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Markham
Mr. William Markham, of Knoxville, died last Wednesday from the effects of a fall from a scaffold some two weeks previous.  He was about 65 years of age.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. A. B. Snyder
Mr. A. B. Snyder died at Leetonia last Thursday at the age of 46 years.  He was the Superintendent of the large tannery at that place, and also of the tannery at Gaines, and was well and favorably known to many people in this section.  He had been ill but a few days.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Hare Powel
Mr. Robert Hare Powel, of Saxton, Bradford county, died last week Monday.  He was one of the first bituminous coal operators in the State, and at the time of his death was the owner of the celebrated Sterling mines, and was also largely interested in operations in the Clearfield region.  To the efforts of Mr. Powel more than to those of any other individual the bituminous coal regions of the State owe their present prosperity, fully 10,000 persons being supported by the various successful enterprises originated by him.  Mr. Powel leaves an estate estimated to be worth fully $1,000,000.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. B. Butler
At Westfield, June 27, 1883, Mrs. B. Butler, aged 69 years, 1 month and 1 day.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hannah Borden
At Jasper, NY, June 17, 1883, Hannah, relict of Elder John Borden, formerly of Stony Fork, Tioga county, Pa., in her 87th year.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Olive Bowen
At Bismarck, Dakota, July 10, 1883, Olive, wife of Mr. John Bowen, formerly of this county, aged about 30 years.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Bowen
At Bismarck, Dakota, July 6, 1883, the infant son of John and Olive Bowen.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Archibald Boyd
Very Rev. Archibald Boyd, the religious writer, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel C. Collins
Samuel C. Collins, of the well-known type founders Collins & McLeester, died of heart disease a few days ago.  He was 54 years old and a Common Councilman of Philadelphia.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Eberle
A sad accident happened at Westfield last Tuesday afternoon by which Frank, a five year old son of Mr. Frank Eberle, of that borough, was killed.  It seems that Master Joe Eberle was driving his father’s team toward home with the sweet sprinkler, and his little brother Frank was on the seat beside him.  Joe dropped the whip, which struck one of the horses, and they started to run.  The road was very stony, and Frank was thrown off the high seat.  He fell backwards and struck upon his head in front of the hind wheel, which passed over his body above the hips.  The little fellow lived but 15 minutes after he was carried home.  Mr. and Mrs. Eberle have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sudden and crushing bereavement.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bertie Swartwood
At Jackson Summit, Pa., July 15, 1883, of diphtheria, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Swartwood, aged 4 years.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Brown
Mary Brown, an insane woman in the Indiana State Asylum, refused food for seven weeks and then died.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James M. Priest
James M. Priest, a Kentucky negro, who became a Supreme Court Justice in Liberia, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Swann
Ex-Governor Thomas Swann, of Maryland, died at his estate near Leesburg, Loudon county, Va., last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin Geddis
Edwin Geddis was drowned at Jamesport, L. I., last week Monday while attempting to save two ladies from a similar fate.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

C. H. Leinbach
Rev. C. H. Leinbach, D. D., president of the Board of Trustees of Palatinate College, died near Tulpehocken, Lebanon county, last week Sunday.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Thomas
John Thomas, aged 13 years, was killed by the cars at Scranton on Tuesday.  His mother was so affected by the shock that the babe she was nursing died in convulsions.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. C. Wheeler
About one o’clock last Friday afternoon the people of this borough were shocked by the announcement that Mr. J. C. Wheeler had just been run over by a locomotive and instantly killed near his warehouse at the depot.  He had been seen by many driving toward the depot only a few moments before in company with his daughter Hattie, and the statement was hardly credited at once, but it was soon confirmed with the most shocking particulars.  After riding down from dinner Mr. Wheeler sat in his office for a few minutes talking with his clerk, and then said that he would walk over to the depot to see about some freight which he expected on the train that arrived about that time.  He stepped out upon the yard, and was standing between the main track and the switch, which leads to the round-house, waiting for the incoming train and exchanging a word with one and another of the workmen about the depot as they went to their duties.  On the switch in front of the depot and just above where Mr. Wheeler was standing there was an engine all ready to back down to the round-house.  As the freight train came up the track, the engine on the switch began to back slowly down the grade.  Mr. Wheeler was intently looking at the train and did not see the engine at his back, and as the cars came up he naturally took a step backwards from the freight train, when the tender of the backing locomotive struck him and knocked him towards the main track.  In making an effort to save himself from falling under the freight cars he stumbled and fell backwards in front of the wheels of the tender at his back.  A man standing near him heard him cry out once, but the fireman was on the right-hand side of the cab and neither saw nor heard him. Mr. Wheeler was a large man, weighing about 265 pounds, and the wheels did not pass over his body at once but shoved him along the track a distance of 10 feet or more, and then he was crushed, the wheels passing over his abdomen and completely severing his body.  The truck was thrown from the track, and the engine was stopped.  Those near-by saw Mr. Wheeler’s arms clasp across his breast and in an instant fall to his side, and all was over.  Strong men trembled and their faces paled as the mangled remains were gathered up and laid in the baggage-room of the depot. The remains were taken to his residence on West avenue.  And thus in less than two hours after leaving his family his dead body was carried back to the home he had so lately left in good health and full of hopes for the future.  The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at four o’clock at the house, Rev. S. F. Mathews, of the Baptist Church, officiating. Julius Caeser Wheeler was born at Greene, Chenango county, NY, January 17, 1831.  He came to this county about 25 years ago, and for some years worked on Pine creek for Messrs. Truman and Bowen at lumbering.  Part of the time he was engaged in farming.  He married Miss Emily Bartles, of Delmar, the fruit of their marriage being seven children--six daughters and one son.  He came to this borough in 1867 and engaged in the flour and feed trade in a small way, gathering increasing his business until he came to be regarded as one of the most prominent and successful business men in this region.  He has built several brick buildings in this village, one of which is the Post-office, and at the time of his death he had a fine brick dwelling-house under contract on West avenue, the walls of which are now only partially up.  About six years ago he took charge of the warehouse and coal-yard at the depot, where his career has been signally prosperous. In 1879 and 1880 Mr. Wheeler was elected Burgess of this village, and he discharged his duties with the same zeal and circumspection which characterized his private business management.  Mr. Wheeler was known as a prompt and careful business man, scrupulously bones; and exact in all his dealings.  He was generous in his gifts to all worthy objects, yet never ostentatious in giving.  More than one poor family in this borough have reason to remember his bounty in the hour of their need.  He will be long missed in our community, and his widow and children will share the active sympathies of a wide circle of his friends and acquaintances in the terrible affliction that has so suddenly fallen upon them.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George F. Allen
Drowned off Newport, R. I., July 10, 1883, Mr. George F. Allen, of Mansfield, Pa., in the 19th year of his age.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John F. Boom
At Knoxville, July 22, 1883, John F. Boom, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. Nelson Gardner
In Westfield, Pa., July 22, 1883, Mr. J. Nelson Gardner, aged 47 years, 7 months and 13 days.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Bertie Rusling
At Lawrenceville, July 24, 1883, of consumption, Miss Bertie Rusling, aged about 18 years.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catherine Shumway
In Charleston, July 27, 1883, of consumption, Catherine, wife of Mr. George Shumway.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Kelly
Last Tuesday morning Mr. James Kelly died of paralysis at his home in this borough, in his 79th year.  Mr. Kelly was one of the pioneers of this portion of the county.  He came to Charleston township more than 75 years ago and cleared up a farm near Dartt Settlement, where he resided until about 12 years ago, when he moved to this borough.  He held the office of Constable and Justice of the Peace in Charleston in those early days for more than one term each and he was Crier of the Courts for about 20 years continuously prior to 1853.  At the time of his death he was a Tipstaff of the Courts.  He was the last of the original settlers at Dartt Settlement.  He was for more than 50 years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he was in every respect a good citizen and an honest man of most genial temper.  He leaves a widow and four children--two sons and two daughters.  (Tuesday, August 7, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Delancia A. Newhall
In Charleston, July 11, 1883, Mrs. Delancia A. Newhall, aged 52 years, 1 month and 4 days.  (Tuesday, August 7, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ada Bayard
A deaf, dumb and blind colored girl, named Ada Bayard, was murdered by unknown parties in her father’s house at Goysboro, near Halifax, Wednesday night.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Henry Ostrander
William Henry Ostrander was hanged at Utica, NY, last Friday, for the murder of his brother, George, in December, 1880.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Hawkins
Mary Hawkins, of New York city, fell asleep in a fifth-story window, Wednesday morning, and fell to the pavement and was killed.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Fralic
Mr. Benjamin Fralic, of Mansfield, dropped dead while at work in an oat field last week Monday.  Mr. Fralic was in his 83d year.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alvers Bosard
Osceola, August 8, 1883.--Alvers Bosard, Esq., died at Osceola, of apoplexy, on the 1st instant, in the 73rd year of his age.  Mr. Bosard’s parents removed from Chemung, NY, to Osceola when he was two years of age, and upon their decease he took the homestead, paying off the other heirs.  A man of great industry, correct habits, strict honesty and sound judgment, he steadily prospered and became one of the most successful farmers in the Cowanesque valley.  About 26 years ago he was converted, and united with the Presbyterian Church of Elkland and Osceola, of which he remained a very consistent member until his death.  He was a man of few words, but what he lacked in words he made up in deeds, and his blameless walk before men and his faithful observance of the ordinances of the Church gave him a “good report of all men, and of the truth itself.”  He was a liberal supporter of the Gospel, and left a provision to have his subscription to the minister’s salary continued so long as his only daughter, Mrs. M. L. Bonham, should survive.  He tried to be just with his family, with his neighbors, with the Church and with his Maker, and he has left an unspotted and most honored record. In a good old age, in his life-long home, surrounded by his family and friends, with probably not an enemy in the world, he finally fell asleep just as the birds were commencing their morning song.  The circumstances of his death were peaceful, like those of his life, and he has doubtless now entered into the rest that remaineth for the people of God.  “Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.”  S. H. M.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frederick T. Stanley
Frederick T. Stanley, who recently died at New Britain, Conn., aged 81, was the first man to manufacture locks in the country.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oscar Miller
Oscar Miller, of Hamburg, Pa., shot himself seven times in the head, Tuesday evening, because a girl refused to marry him.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Elsmenger
George Elsmenger and his brother Andrew fought at Carlisle, Pa., on Tuesday, over the possession of a piece of land.  Andrew got the best of the fight, and on releasing George was shot dead by the latter.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julia Tanner
A few days ago Mrs. Julia Tanner, of Sylvania, Bradford county, committed suicide by taking arsenic.  She was a widow 87 years of age and had one child.  She made two unsuccessful attempts to take her life by the same means a short time before.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel B. Curtis
The funeral of Daniel B. Curtis, of Curtis, Steuben county, took place from his late residence last Wednesday afternoon.  He leaves a wife and four children.  Mr. Curtis had been a sufferer from the effects of a cancer on his tongue for a few years, for which he had employed the best medical assistance obtainable, without being cured.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Pierre Auguste Cot
Pierre Auguste Cot, French painter, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Moffat
Dr. Robert Moffat, many years a South Africa missionary, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Julian Trujillo
General Julian Trujillo, ex-President of the United States of Columbia, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Dindorf
Professor William Dindorf, the English critic and philologist, died at London on Wednesday.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Schiseler and Mrs. Margaret Kauffman
Edward Schiseler, of Indianapolis, fatally shot Mrs. Margaret Kauffman, his former wife, early Tuesday morning, and then shot himself dead.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Ryan
William Ryan, John Morrissey’s trainer in his early pugilistic contests, died recently at Fort Edward.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Hewitt Brown
Judge Robert Hewitt Brown, a prominent Mason, died at Albany, last Thursday morning, aged 53 years.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

T. T. Griswold
T. T. Griswold, a prominent citizen of Burlington, was found drowned in Lake Champlain on Wednesday night.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Leora Johnson
A little girl named Leora Johnson, living in the family of Mr. V. S. Vincent at Bentley Creek, Bradford county, ate 30 morphine pills a few days ago and died the same evening.  The child was six years old.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Wheeler
Charles Wheeler, aged 50, a well-known banker of Philadelphia, expired suddenly Thursday morning, in the street at New York of heart disease.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Newman
A daughter of Mr. James Newman, of Athens, Bradford county, aged 12 years, while getting a lamp which her mother had sent her up stairs for, last week Monday evening, was fatally wounded by a pistol that was on the same shelf with the lamp.  Whether the child picked up the pistol, or whether she knocked it off the shelf, will doubtlessly remain unknown; but the sad fact is known that one chamber was discharged, and the bullet grazed the tip of her nose and passed upward, entering the brain just over the right eye, producing unconsciousness and resulting in death an hour or two later.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsy Fiske
Mrs. Betsy Fiske, mother of Dr. Ansel J. Fiske, and one of the oldest residents of Farmington, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Adams
At Blossburg, Pa., August 16, 1883, Mr. Robert W. Adams, in his 37th year.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Fisk
In Farmington, Pa., August 9, 1883, Mrs. Betsey Fisk, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles G. Gray
In Covington, Pa., August 13, 1883, Mr. Charles G. Gray, aged 31 years and 4 months.  C. G. Gray was born April 13, 1852, at the old homestead, where he was afterwards married and where he died on the morning of the 13th instant.  He was the only son of V. M. Gray, who settled in this town as early as 1837, and who still survives him.  On August 1st the deceased came home from his week’s work, feeling somewhat  indisposed; but thinking it nothing serious, he neglected to send for medical aid until the terrible disease of brain fever of the nervous type had fastened itself upon his vitals too strongly to be relieved by human aid.  At the age of 19, he entered upon the profession of teaching, which he followed until four years later, when he taught his last term in the Knoxville, NY, graded school, at which place he met Miss Nancy Smith whom he afterwards married and who has proven herself to be what God intended woman for-- “a help meet for him.”  Since their marriage, in 1875, until about two years ago he lived a quiet citizen’s life, when he was appointed Mail Agent on the Lawrenceville and Elkland road.  He filled the place to the satisfaction of all for about one year, when he was transferred to a more lucrative and prominent place--running from Hornellsville to Salamanca four days a week.  He was again transferred this spring to the division between Hornellsville and Susquehanna, his time being one week on and one off duty.  Besides being an upright, self-made man he was in his official relations faithful, persevering and energetic; to his friends courteous, noble-spirited and confiding; to his relatives a source of wisdom and love.  While the friends and community deeply mourn their loss, yet we attribute it to the best judgment of “Him who doeth all things well.”  Covington, August 16, 1883.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Kilburg
At the County Poor-house, near Wellsboro, August 14, 1883, Mr. John Kilburg, of Mainesburg, Pa., aged 56 years.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Neils V. Kinsey
At Lawrenceville, Pa., August 13, 1883, Neils V. Kinsey, aged 44 years and 8 months.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Herbert N. Robinson
Herbert N. Robinson, of Clisdel & Robinson, shoe-dealers at Corning, NY, was found dead in bed last Thursday morning at the residence of his partner.  He had been in the habit of taking small doses of morphine as a medicine.  Remnants of this drug were found in a dipper in his room, and it is believed that by mistake he took an over-dose.  The deceased was 23(or 28) years of age.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry C. Hoffman
Last Sunday morning Colonel Henry C. Hoffman--better known as “Barney” Hoffman--committed suicide at his home in Horseheads, Chemung county, NY, by taking a dose of strychnine.  Colonel Hoffman was 56 years of age.  He was Colonel of the Twenty-third New York regiment during the war and had been twice elected as a Democratic Member of Assembly from Chemung county.  He had been in poor health for several years, and it is thought that despondency and temporary derangement led to the act of self-destruction.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. A. B. Palmer
Mr. A. B. Palmer, formerly a merchant at Blossburg, but lately a resident of Corning, died at the Dickinson House a few days ago of inflammation of the bowels.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Reid
The Register says Mr. James Reid, a workman in the car-shops at Blossburg, was found dead in his bed last Wednesday morning.  He had lost no time, but for a few days had complained of a pain in his head.  He retired on Tuesday evening seemingly in the enjoyment of usually good health, but when his wife went to call him Wednesday morning she found him dead.  The physician clan who was called said he died of apoplexy.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Hogencamp
At the Poor-house, near Wellsboro, August 21, 1883, of cancer, Mr. David Hogencamp, of Jackson township, aged 75(or 73) years.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Leiby
At Mainesburg, August 5, 1883, Mary Leiby, aged 10 years.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Stanton
At Westfield, August 21, 1883, Mr. Henry Stanton, aged 24 years.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel McPhee
Mr. Daniel McPhee, who has been a sufferer from a paralytic stroke for several years, was buried here to-day.  His wife and a number of grown-up children survive him.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Mitchell
A lad named George Mitchell, of Franklin, Venango county, recently ruptured a blood vessel while blowing a tin horn, and died the same day.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Dennis Maginnis
Mr. Dennis Maginnis, a young man about 20 years of age, was killed by lightning while leaning against a post in a milk-house at Genesee, Potter county, a few days ago.  His body remained in a standing posture reclining against the post until it was removed.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. H. Ross Jones
Mr. H. Ross Jones, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Addison, died in that village a few days ago.  He had not been in active business for 10 years.  At one time he was the leading merchant in Addison, and was known as one of the most popular and generous-hearted men in that village.  He was Postmaster for years, and once ran for Sheriff of the county.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Mitchell and J. G. Boice
Two children were burned to death at Troy, Bradford county, on Friday, the 24th ultimo, in their playhouse, which was built against at icehouse on Paine’s hill.  Some persons riding by saw the smoke and heard the cries of the children and went to their aid.  The playhouse was in flames, and the men tore off the boards and took out the two children, John Mitchell, 4 years old, youngest child of Austin Mitchell, proprietor of the Troy foundry, and Frank Boice, son of J. G. Boice, 5 years old.  Both the children were terribly burned and both died the same evening from their injuries.  It is supposed that the children had been playing with matches.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucy B. Osborn
At Peterboro, NH, August 21, 1883, Mrs. Lucy B. Osborn, formerly of Chatham, Pa., aged 54 years, 6 months and 21 days.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William J. Menow
William J. Menow, of Philadelphia, was recently killed by a shot from a revolver in the hands of his deserted wife.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

L. L. Carr
In Chatham, Pa., September 1, 1883, of apoplexy, L. L. Carr, aged 90 years.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Fannie Graves
In Blossburg, Pa., September 5, 1883, Fannie, daughter of Fred L. and Maggie Graves, aged 2 years, 1 month and 29 days.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henri Conscience
Henri Conscience, the Belgian author, died on Tuesday, aged 71.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles J. Foster
Charles J. Foster, editor of the New York Sportsman, died on Wednesday, aged 63.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julius P. Smith
Mrs. Julius P. Smith, the well-known novelist, was killed at her summer residence, near Hartford, a few days ago.  Her horse took fright and ran away.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

L. Granger
Dr. L. Granger, of Lawrenceville, died at his home last Thursday evening.  He had practiced medicine in that part of the country for many years.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin Raymond Davis
In Charleston, Pa., September 8, 1883, Benjamin Raymond, son of Thomas J. and Jane Davis.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Roxanna Horton
At the residence of her daughter, Abby Wilcox, in Delmar, Pa., September 5, 1883, Roxanna Horton, aged 79 years, 7 months and 24 days.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Florence Muse
Mrs. Florence Muse, of West Newtown, Westmoreland county, died of grief in Boston a few days ago.  She was married two years ago to G. W. Muse, a wealthy young contractor, who two hours after the ceremony eloped with a Miss Hope, of the same place.  The injured wife lost her father and mother by death after her unfortunate marriage, and now, she too has died.  Muse was captured after considerable difficulty, but through processes of law was released and has since been missing.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

W. A. Chenowitz
Dr. W. A. Chenowitz, of Pineville, Mo., was fatally shot in the streets a few nights ago.  His attacks on the liquor traffic are supposed to have led to the murder.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Payne Collier
John Payne Collier, the philologist, bibliographer and commentator on Shakespeare, died last Tuesday at London, aged 84 years.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Mayo
Judge Robert Mayo, a prominent Virginia jurist, recently killed himself by shooting.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Locke Granger
The Herald says that Dr. Locke Granger, who recently died at Lawrenceville, was born in Elmira, NY, in 1820, was graduated at the Medical College at Geneva, NY, and then came to Lawrenceville and pursued his studies with the elder Dr. Darling.  He entered upon the practice of his profession as a partner of his preceptor, but afterward went to work by himself and continued the practice of medicine at Lawrenceville until a few weeks before his death.  He was a man of more than usual ability and was a good physician.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Charlotte Orr
In Delmar, September 22, 1883, Grace Charlotte Orr, only daughter of Charles and Mary A. Orr, aged 7 months and 15 days.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ella Hill
Ella Hill, of Seymour, Conn., aged 14, shot herself dead because her step mother would not permit her to wear a new dress.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Small
John Small was fatally injured at Marysville, Mo., on Thursday, while taking part in a sham battle which closed the soldier’s reunion there.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William W. Tate
Mr. William W. Tate, who died at Gaines on the 22d instant, came to this county in 1818 and became one of the pioneers of Gaines township, where he resided continuously until his death.  He was a well-known and universally respected citizen of that neighborhood.  His wife, five sons and three daughters survive him.  He was 66 years old.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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