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1884-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Mrs. William Miller
Mrs. William Miller, of Elmira, died in puerperal convulsions caused by fatigue and excitement in going to a fire, a few mornings ago.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Kirwin
Mrs. Mary Kirwin died recently at New Haven, aged 105 years.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

D. W. McNaughton
Dr. D. W. McNaughton, of Westfield, one of the oldest physicians in this county, died last week Monday at the house of his son, N. W. McNaughton, in Elmira, NY, after a lingering illness.  Dr. McNaughton came from New Jersey to Westfield in 1845, and he was the first resident physician in that village.  In 1861 he was appointed Postmaster at Westfield, and he held the office until elected Associate Judge of this county in October, 1871.  He was an enterprising business man.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1844, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Furman
In Delmar, Pa., December 21, 1883, of cancer, Mary, wife of William B. Furman, aged 60 years.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Jesse Heysham
At Nelson, Pa., December 18, 1883, of typhoid fever, Jesse, daughter of William and Eliza Heysham, aged 21 years.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Edith Wilcox
In Delmar, Pa., December 15, 1883, Edith, daughter of Galusha and Janet Wilcox, aged 13 years, 7 months and 29 days.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Elliott
A young man named Frank Elliott, committed suicide near Troy, Bradford county, a few days ago.  For three weeks he had been on a spree.  Monday evening he started from Troy for the residence of Theodore Kenyon, for whom he had worked for several years.  This was the last seen of him alive.  In the morning he was found by Mr. Kenyon hanging to a beam in his barn dead.  His relatives reside at Smithfield.  When sober he was industrious and trustworthy.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Fencher
Charles Fencher, fireman of the Horton Tannery Sheffield, Venango county, met with a horrible death by being slowly roasted in the feeder over a furnace into which he accidentally fell several days ago.  The feeder is just large enough to hold a man, and when Fencher fell in and the tanbark on him, he was unable to extricate himself.  When found, after a long search his lower extremities were burned off and the trunk charred.  He was a native of Germany.  At one time he was very wealthy.  He leaves a widow and three children.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Watkins
Joseph Williams, of Raleigh, NC, shot and killed William Watkins, the brother of his sweetheart, a few nights ago, mistaking him for George Peebles, his rival.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Lasker
Dr. Edward Lasker, a well-known German stateman, who has for some time past been traveling in this country, died very suddenly of heart disease, last Saturday morning, at New York city.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Bailey, Jr.
John Bailey, Jr., a teamster, was killed at Trout Run last Thursday by falling under a load of saw-logs.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wm. Howell
Wm. Howell, Esq., an aged an honored citizen of Bath, NY, died in that village a few days ago.  He was the father of William Howell, Jr., of Antrim.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Shakley
Frank Shakley, a miner, 25 years of age, met a horrible death a few days ago at the Kohinoor mines near Shenandoah.  He was about to descend into the mine, and in stepping on the cage missed his footing and fell nearly 400 feet to the bottom of the shaft.  He was picked up and taken homes, where he soon died.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Harvey
Robert Harvey, of Watkins, NY, who for some time past has been employed at Pine Station, a few miles above Williamsport, was accidentally drowned in the Susquehanna river at that point on Sunday morning, the 30th ultimo.  As near as can be ascertained, he was crossing the river on the ice and fell into an air-hole.  The body was not recovered until the following morning, and when found was about eight feet from the place of disappearance.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Ellis Morris
Mr. Charles Ellis Morris, died at his residence near Penllyn, Montgomery county, Pa., on the morning of the 28th of last December, in the 58th year of his age.  He was the third son of Hon. Samuel W. Morris, and was born at Wellsboro, where his boyhood and school days were passed.  In early manhood he read law with his uncle, Hon. William Cox Ellis, of Lycoming county, but finding the practice not congenial to his disposition, he turned his attention to the iron business, and was for many years engaged as manager of blast furnaces at Lewisburg, Conshocken and Norristown.  At the last place he was severely injured by an explosion of gas while overseeing some castings.  This injury was followed, about seven years ago, by a paralytic attack from which he never recovered, but became gradually more helpless, although retaining his mental powers and the cheerful, genial temper for which he was always distinguished.  He was for more than 30 years a consistent member of the Episcopal Church, and was a conscientious, upright man, loved and honored by all who knew him.  Many in this community will remember him as a friend of their early days and a valued schoolmate and companion.  He married, in 1851, Elizabeth H. Amice, of Bridgeport, Pa., who survives him with a family of four sons and one daughter.  The interment took place on the 2d instant at the Old Swedes’ church near Bridgeport, where many generations of the Holstein family, to which his wife belongs, are resting.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Clara Thurston
Miss Clara Thurston, of Elmira, was run over and instantly killed by the cars, in that city, last Sunday morning, while on her way to church.  Miss Thurston was an old resident of Elmira, and kept a ladies’ boarding school here many years ago.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Rector
Edward Rector, who was recently hanged at Baton Rouge, after bidding farewell to his child, fought on the scaffold with the Sheriff’s deputies, and it required the assistance of several of the bystanders to throw the man down the trap.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. G. W. Hathaway
Mr. G. W. Hathaway, a well-known and respected citizen of Tioga, died in that borough last Friday morning of apoplexy.  His age was 76 years.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. G. W. Hastings
Mr. H. S. Hastings, of this borough, was recently called to Hamilton, Mo., by the death of his brother, G. W. Hastings, which occurred at that place on the 29th of December.  The remains were brought to Earlville, Madison county, NY, on the 1st instant.  Mr. Hastings was well-known in this county.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Francis York
Francis York, of Lockport, was frozen to death near Pittsburgh, Wednesday night, having been caught in a snow-drift while on his way to his boarding house.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Bowen
In Charleston, Pa., December 22, 1883, of heart disease, Mary, wife of Mr. Daniel Bowen and daughter of David Morris, in the 53rd year of her age.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Curran
In Chatham, Pa., January 3, 1884, of bronchitis, only child of Henry and Ida Curran, aged 16 months.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hattie Megie
At the home of her father, Mr. H. D. Calkins, in Blossburg, Pa., January 4, 1884, Hattie, wife of Mr. D. E. Megie, in her 29th year.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert J. Wilson
In Charleston, Pa., December 13, 1883, Mr. Robert J. Wilson, in the 51st year of his age.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Morton
News comes from Alaska of the death of William Morton, the Arctic explorer.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Heaton
Edward Heaton, a New York lawyer, shot and killed himself at Ridgefield, NJ, on account of financial difficulties.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Valeria Stone
Mrs. Valeria Stone, of Malden, Mass., died last week Tuesday.  She has given over $400,000 to colleges and female schools during the past few years.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Peter Voltz
Professor Peter Voltz, of Allegheny City, was murdered and robbed on the Tenth street railway bridge at Pittsburgh, Wednesday night.  There is no clue to the murderers.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Beier
Edward Beier, of Alexandria, Ky., went to the house of his betrothed one evening recently and attempted to shoot her because she went to church with another man.  The pistol missed fire twice, whereupon he shot himself through the heart.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Eckert
Last Wednesday morning the lifeless body of John Eckert, miller, in charge of Joseph Strickler’s mill about two miles west of Wrightsville, in York county was discovered being whirled around the shaft in a frightful manner.  It was discovered by a boy who didn’t know how to stop the machinery, and he had to go half a mile for assistance.  The unfortunate man was probably adjusting some part of the machinery when his clothing was caught and he was soon whirled to death.  When the mangled remains were removed, it was found that both arms and legs were broken and the skull was fractured.  Deceased was only 23 years of age and unmarried.  His widowed mother lives in Lebanon county.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane E. Breck
Mrs. Charles Breck, the wife of the rector of St. Paul’s Church, died at the rectory in this borough early last Friday morning.  Mrs. Breck had been an invalid for several years, but her death, which was the immediate result of an attack of pneumonia, was nevertheless a surprise to the people of the village, as she had been well enough to ride out but two or three days before her demise.  The event has excited the sympathy of all our citizens, not only in the Church of her love, but among all denominations and classes of people who knew anything of Mrs. Breck’s character.  The deceased, whose maiden name was Jane E. Goodwin, was a native of Maine, but she was taken to the city of New York in her infancy, and she there grew up into a womanhood strongly marked by graces of body, intellect and heart.  At an early age she became an active member of St. Paul’s Church of New York, engaging zealously in all good works relating to the growth of the parish, and acting as superintendent of the large Sunday-school of the Church for several years before her marriage.  In 1839 the scene of her labors changed when she came to this borough--then but a back-woods settlement--as the wife of Rev. Charles Breck, the young rector of the parish, who had been settled here about a year.  Here she at once became an efficient co-worker with her husband in building up the parish.  She was an energetic and a most devoted teacher in the Sunday-school, was leader of the choir, and was active in all good works, taking an especial interest in aiding the Northwestern and Indian missions of the Church.  Exposure while engaged in Church work at a Christmas season brought on a persistent attack of sciatica, and it was found necessary, on account of her health, to leave Wellsboro after she had lived and worked here for nine years.  Dr. Breck then became rector of the Church of Rockdale, Delaware county, where he remained three years, moving from that place to Wilmington, Del., where for 17 years he was rector of Trinity Church.  From Wilmington they went to Cleveland, Ohio, remaining there nearly three years, and in 1872 they returned to their old home in this borough, where the devoted pastor’s wife was destined to close her earthly labors and enter into rest.  Before their return the loving mother had laid in the grave five of her children, three of whom had grown to man’s and woman’s estate, and she had not been long here before her only remaining child, Samuel, was taken from her by death.  These repeated and desolating afflictions so affected her frail health that she became an invalid unable to take any active part in the parish work.  But though thus confined to her room much of the time, many know that her interest in the work never flagged, and that her prayers and sympathies attended every effort to advance the cause to which she had given her heart and the labors of her life.  Personally, Mrs. Breck’s character was of the most lovely nature, and it is probable that no person ever met her without being benefited by the gentle influence of the refined and cultured lady, and the devoted Christian woman.  Certain it is that middle-aged man, who came under her instruction in the Sunday-school during her first residence here, remember her with a feeling of loving reverence and gratitude.  The funeral service was held in St. Paul’s church yesterday afternoon at half past two o’clock.  Rev. Dr. O. R. Howard, of Bath, read the service, and six members of the Vestry of St. Paul’s church, together with Messrs. John L. Robinson and Samuel Dickinson, old friends of the deceased, acted as pall-bearers.  The remains were taken to Rockdale by the 4 o’clock train, there to be laid at rest by the side of children who loved her so well and for whom she mourned so deeply.  There may they rest in peace, awaiting “the general resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria McNaught
In Union, Pa., January 1, 1884, of dropsy, Mary, wife of Daniel McNaught, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Reuben Nash
In Sullivan, January 12, 1884, of pneumonia, Reuben Nash, aged 70 years.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mary E. Peaslee
In Charleston, Pa., December 23, 1883, Mary E., daughter of Franklin and Margaret Peaslee, aged 14 years and 11 months.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Emery D. Thomas
In Union, Pa., January 9, 1884, of rheumatism, Emery D. Thomas, aged 52 years.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel T. Glover
Samuel T. Glover, a prominent St. Louis Democrat, died last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alpheus Todd
Alpheus Todd, librarian of the Ottawa Parliament died last Tuesday morning of apoplexy.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Reedy
Thomas Reedy, the watchman in a hide store at the Cincinnati was found in the building Friday morning frozen to death.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jacob Hartmann
Mrs. Jacob Hartmann, of Wyandotte, Kansas, died Thursday morning from the effects of a beating inflicted by burglars who entered her house Monday evening.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eli Wolfe
Eli Wolfe died at the county Poor house last week Monday night at the age of 77 years.  He formerly resided in Farmington township and was for many years a Free Methodist preacher.  He had been an inmate of the Poor house for nearly 10 years.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Luman D. Seely
Mrs. Luman D. Seely, of Brookfield, died suddenly at her home last Thursday from a third stroke of apoplexy.  During the day she had been at work doing the family washing and at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon she was prostrated and died in a few moments.  Mrs. Seely was an estimable woman and well known in the northwestern part of the county.  She leaves a husband and seven children, besides grandchildren, to mourn her loss.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, and lived and died with full faith in her religion.  She was an excellent wife and a tender mother, and her family have the sympathy of all their neighbors and friends in their said affliction.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Kate Nichols
Miss Kate Nichols died early last Thursday morning , January 4, at the residence of Judge Williams, in this borough.  She was a daughter of the late Judge Levi J.(?) Nichols, and was born in this borough March 6, 1850, being in her 84th year at the time of her death.  She was a most estimable woman possessing fine intellectual abilities.  She had been an invalid for six or seven years.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of this borough.  The funeral was held at the house of Judge Williams last Saturday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Breck reading the service.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sylvester L. Plank
Brookfield, January 25, 1884.--Mr. Sylvester L. Plank, who lived about two miles south of Potter Brook, in Westfield township, died last Tuesday.  His remains were brought to Sylvester yesterday, and the funeral was held in the Baptist church, Rev. S. L. Bovier preaching a sermon from the words “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth.  The burial was in the Plank burying ground, where his remains were placed by the side of those of his first wife, who died 17 years ago last November.  Mr. Plank was born in Paris, Oneida county, NY, October 11th, 1809.  He moved from there, with his wife and two children, to this town in the spring of 1838.  Eleven years ago he purchased 30 acres of land in Westfield township two miles south of Potter Brook Post office where he continued to reside until his death.  When he arrived in this town he went upon a new piece of land that was heavily timbered with hemlock and hard wood, and put up a log house and barn and went to clearing up his land.  In time he had cleared 75 of his 86 acres of land, raising wheat and rye, oats, corn and potatoes among the stumps.  He raised as many as 400 bushels of potatoes on an acre of this new land.  He was a careful and thrifty farmer.  The Post-office at Sylvester stands on land that he cleared up.  Not the least important of Mr. Plank’s crops was his family of nine children.  Six of these are still living and all but one of them have families.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Austin
Mrs. William Austin also died on the 22d.  Her funeral was held yesterday, Rev. S. H. Murdock preaching the sermon.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mary Janet Gibson
In Wellsboro, January 26, 1884, of diphtheria, Mary Janet, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Gibson, aged 6 years, 8 months and 13 days.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Howell
In Charleston, Pa., January 8, 1884, William Howell, in the 55th year of his age.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Morris
In Charleston, Pa., January 14, 1884, Jane, widow of the late Reese Morris, aged 82(?) years.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. T. C. Roberts
In Wellsboro, January ?, 1884, Mr. T. C.(?) Roberts, aged 79 years.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mira Tombs
At Stony Fork, Pa., January 219(?), 1884, of consumption, Mira, wife of Robert Tombs, aged 20(?) years, ? months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edmund W. M. Mackey
Representative Edmund W. M. Mackey, of South Carolina, died at Washington last week Monday.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martin Yancey
While W. S. Palmer was driving near Danville, Va., on Thursday, Martin Yancey, colored, told him that he was on the wrong road.  During a dispute which followed Palmer shot and killed Yancey and escaped.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hayes
Last Tuesday John Hayes, a lad 11 years of age, was instantly killed by a fall of coal in the lower drift of the Arnot mines.  He was at work shoveling coal for his father, who was mining near by.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ella Robinson
The death of Mrs. Jesse M. Robinson, which occurred in this borough last Saturday evening on the 32nd anniversary of her birth, has stirred the sympathies of all our citizens because of the unusual nature and rapid termination of her sickness.  A week ago last Thursday evening a swelling appeared on her lower lip, and it rapidly developed into a carbuncle of a very painful and malignant nature.  The ablest physicians to be obtained were called, and everything possible was done to stay the progress of the disease.  But human learning and skill were of no avail, and the disease rapidly ran its course until on Saturday, it involved the brain, when the suffering patient became first delirious and then sank into a state of unconsciousness never to awake in this world.  Mrs. Robinson, whose maiden name was Ella Crowl, was born in this borough and lived either in the village or near it all her life.  She was a social favorite before and since her marriage, which took place 10 years ago last October, and her life and character illustrated the virtues that ennoble and adorn womanhood.  She was a zealous and active member of St. Paul’s Church, and her loss will be long felt by that society.  She was the mother of two sons still too young to appreciate their great loss.  The funeral was attended by a large congregation, yesterday afternoon, at St. Paul’s church, just two weeks from the time when Mrs. Robinson as a member of the choir took part in the funeral service of the late Mrs. Charles Breck.  The service was read yesterday by Rev. Dr. Breck.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Foltz
A few days ago John Fultz died at Lebanon from lockjaw.  He had his feet so badly frozen that the toes became sore, and in two weeks lockjaw came on.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Schaeffer
Mrs. Margaret Schaeffer, of Greenwich township, Berks county’s oldest inhabitant, is dead.  She celebrated her 100th birthday on April 10, 1883.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arnold Guyot
Arnold Guyot, Ph. D., LL D., died at Princeton, NJ, on Friday.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. B. Brouvillet
J. B. Brouvillet, the director of the Roman Catholic bureau of Indian missionaries, is dead.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Butterfield
William Butterfield, a prominent journalist and politician of Concord, NH, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry E. Packer
Harry E. Packer, president of the Lehigh Valley railway, died at Mauch Chune recently of internal hemmorrhage.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wesley Bursee
Wesley Bursee, aged 80 years, was found frozen to death within 20 rods of his house at Pine Valley a few days ago.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Franklin D. Miller
In Sylvania, Pa., January 26, 1884, of pneumonia, Franklin D. Miller, aged 25 years.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria Ann Rice
At Sabinsville, Pa., January 4, 1884, Mrs. Maria Ann Rice, relict of R. B. Rice, aged 62 years, 2 months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Miller
Mr. John Miller has been employed as engineer at the Blossburg glass factory.  Last Thursday morning he left the factory and went to his home on the hill in the eastern part of the village.  About nine o’clock a. m. he went to the barn to do the chores.  The Register says that two hours afterward several persons were attracted to the place by the screams of Mrs. Miller, and when they reached the spot they found her over her husband’s body, which was lying in a pool of water about 18” deep, in a mountain stream running past the barn and emptying into the river about 20 rods further down the hill.  Help was summoned from the glass factory, and men attempted to resuscitate the drowned man by rolling him on a log and by other methods, usually employed in such cases.  All efforts to restore life proved futile, and the body was removed to the barn, where it was viewed by a large crowd of excited persons.  No marks of violence appeared on the dead man’s face.  The back part of the neck was black and blue in spots, and the face was discolored, as is usual in cases of drowning where the body has lain in the water any length of time.  The pool of water where the body was found is formed by a pile of stones laid up in a semi-circular breast across the stream.  Just above the walk blocks of logs had been put down, forming a foot-walk across the stream.  Mr. Miller’s spade and pipe were found lying on this walk, and a piece of projecting board showed a fresh break.  How he came to fall into the water is at present a mystery.  Some surmise that while at work he was taken with a fit and fell in, and was drowned before assistance could reach him.  An inquest was held on Friday morning by Justice of the Peace Freeman, and the following jury:  H. H. Clayson, William Dodds, B. McCoy, John Jarvis, C. H. Whittemore and Samuel A. Paine, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the above facts.  Mr. Miller was a sober, industrious man, and his strange and sad death is a matter of sincere regret among his acquaintances.  He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and three children, a daughter and two sons, all quite young.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Leonard Cole
In Delmar, Pa., February 13, 1884, of consumption, Leonard Cole, aged 28 years, 10 months and 11 days.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mina Francis
At Stony Fork, February 10, 1884, Mina, daughter of William and Martha Francis, aged 11 months and 12 days.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucy Page
At Elkland, February 7, 1884, Mrs. Lucy Page, aged 78 years.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emily M. Willcox
At Stony Fork, February 14, 1884, of cancer, Emily M., wife of Palmer Willcox, aged 43 years, 6 months and 6 days.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Dodds, Sr.
Mr. William Dodds, Sr., father of Wm. Dodds of the firm of Hirsch, Ely & Co., of Blossburg, died last week Sunday, at the age of 79 years.  The funeral services was held on Tuesday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at Blossburg.  Mr. Dodds was a respected and useful citizen.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph H. Yates
Mr. Joseph H. Yates, a native of Worcestershire, England, died at the County house last Friday, in the 85th year of his age.  Mr. Yates was one of the oldest inmates of the house, having been received in the opening of the institution in April, 1868.  He had evidently been a man of more than ordinary intelligence.  He served in the British army for some years, and was present under the Duke of Wellington at the battle of Waterloo.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph Ketchum
At Mansfield, Pa., February 14, 1884, Mr. Joseph Ketchum, in the 82d year of his age.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Mitchell
At the residence of Joseph Mitchell, in Delmar, February 16, 1884, of diphtheria, James, son of David Mitchell, aged 10 years, 6 months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. George Wells
In Union township, February 15, 1884, of paralysis, Mrs. George Wells, aged 89(?) years.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

W. H. Hunt
W. H. Hunt, United States Minister, died last Wednesday morning, in St. Petersburg.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Smith
Edward Smith, one of the leaders in the abolition movement, died at Boston on Thursday.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Lincoln MacVeagh
Mrs. Margaret Lincoln MacVeagh, mother of Wayne MacVeagh, died at Phoenixville, Pa., last week Monday, aged 92 years.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Francois Bonheur
Francois Bonheur, brother of Rosa Bonheur and himself an artist of considerable celebrity, died suddenly in a railway carriage a few days ago.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Nichols Evans
Mrs. Sarah Nichols Evans, who died recently in Des Moines, Iowa, was one of the four ladies with whom the observance of Decoration day originated.  On the 13th of April, 1862, just one year after the fall of Fort Sumter, Mrs. Evans, with the wife and two daughters of Chaplain May, of the 2d Regiment, Michigan Volunteers, decorated the graves of a considerable number of soldiers buried on Arlington Heights.  In May of the next year the same ladies performed the service again at the same place.  In May of the year following they rendered the same sadly-pleasant attention to the graves of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg.  In 1874 Congress took notice of a ceremonial so significant of the Nation’s obligation to the dead; and made the 30th day of May a legal holiday.  It was becoming, after such a record, that Mrs. Evans should have a formal recognition by the Grand Army.  This was given her by Croker Post, No. 12, Des Moines, in February, 1883, the same recognition being extended to Miss Ella May, now the only survivor of the four, a few months later.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Marinda Wells
Mrs. Marinda Wells, who died of paralysis in Union township on the 15th ultimo, was the widow of the late George Wells.  She came to Union in 1840, being of the pioneers of that section.  She was a woman of excellent character, and was a consistent member of the Church of Christ for 30 years.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Thankful C. Duryea
Mrs. Jacob Duryea, a notice of whose death will be found in another column, was one of the early settlers of this part of the county.  She died at the residence of Mr. H. M. Kimball, of Charleston, Pa., February 29, 1884, widow of the late Jacob Duryea, in the 84th year of her age.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catherine Reep
Mrs. Catherine Reep, of Lawrence township, died a few days since at the age of 85 years.  She had resided in this county nearly 70 years.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Marshal Reed
Last Tuesday evening Mr. Marshal Reed, of Campbell, Steuben county, NY, was walking on the railroad track on his way home from Painted Post, where he had been in search of employment, when an express train going west struck him, killing him instantly.  It was the old story.  He stepped from one track to avoid a freight train going east, and got ahead of another train.  Mr. Reed was about 45 years old, and he leaves a wife and 10 children.  (Tuesday, March 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Kenneth Raynor
Kenneth Raynor, Solicitor of the Treasury, died last Wednesday afternoon.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Brown
Mrs. Mary Brown, widow of John Brown of Harper’s Ferry notoriety, died in San Francisco a few days ago.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Cushing
Colonel Joseph Cushing, one of the pioneers of the circus business, died at Dover, NH, last week Monday.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Theodore Cornwell
Mr. Theodore Cornwell, an account of whose sudden death appears in our Tioga letter, was in this borough last Wednesday apparently in his usual health and spirits.  He left for Tioga on the morning train.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Pierce
Mrs. Mary Pierce, formerly of Mainesburg, died at Troy, Bradford county, on the 1st instant of disease of the heart or dropsy.  Mrs. Pierce was born at Poultney, Vermont, October 2, 1813, she was 70 years old.  She was married to Stephen Pierce, Esq., in 1838, and for 22 years after her marriage resided at Troy.  In 1860 the family moved to this borough where Mr. Pierce practiced law until his death.  Mrs. Pierce moved from this village to Troy in 1881.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John (?) Sybert
John (?) Sybert, aged 75 years, who died at Wilkesbarre recently, was an eccentric miser who lived many years in a cave in the mountains back of Berwick.  For years past he had been suspected of stealing horses and mules, which were taken to the cave and killed and the meat sold for beef in the neighborhood where he lived.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Roland Reed
At Beaver Crossing, Seward county, Nebraska, February 8, 1884, Mr. Roland Reed, formerly of Delmar, Tioga county, Pa., aged 65 years and 2 days.  (Tuesday, March 11, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. E. Kimball
In Wellsboro, March 12, 1884, Mr. E. E. Kimball, aged 50 years.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Paulina Cuer
In Deerfield, March 1, 1884, Mrs. Paulina Cuer, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, March 18, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Anna Bishop
Madam Anna Bishop, once a famous singer, died of apoplexy last Tuesday night in New York.  (Tuesday, March 25, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Percy L. Belcher
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Belcher, of Wellsboro, met with a severe bereavement yesterday morning by the death of their infant and only son Percy L.  The stroke came with terrible swiftness, the babe, who was about eight months old, having been in good health, although he was teething, and appearing well until within a few minutes of his death.  The funeral is to be held at Mr. Belcher’s residence on Main street this afternoon at four o’clock.  (Tuesday, March 25, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy Klock
Mrs. Nancy Klock, of Charleston, relict of Adam & Klock, died at her home last week March 17, Monday morning.  A few days before her death, while at work about the house, she fell and broke her hip, and she died from the effects of the injury.  Mrs. Klock came to this county about 45 years ago and has since resided on the homestead farm.  She was the mother of 10 children, nine of whom survive her, six residing in this county and three at the West.  She was 79 years old.  (Tuesday, March 25, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Lyttle
At Morris, Pa., March 3, 1884, of pneumonia and dropsy of the heart, Mr. John Lyttle, aged 63 years and 2 months.  (Tuesday, March 25, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David D. Reese
At Wellsboro, February 5, 1884, David D. Reese, in his 85th year.  (Tuesday, March 25, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. Francois Auguste Marie Mignet
The death of M. Francois Auguste Marie Mignet, the French historian, is announced.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Brawley
Samuel Brawley, a temperance and anti-slavery advocate, died at London last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucy M. Darling
Mrs. Lucy M. Darling, who died recently at Lawrenceville in her 81st year, was formerly a resident of this borough and was well known to our older citizens.  She was the widow of the late Dr. Lewis Darling, of Lawrenceville.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Olaf Olson
Last Tuesday morning a Swede named Olaf Olson was instantly killed at the Arnot coke ovens.  The man was walking on the railway track over the tops of the ovens, where they are charged with coal, when a car ran over him, crushing his leg and cutting his head off.  Olson leaves a young wife, having been married last Christmas.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ned Wicks
Clymer, March 29, 1884.--Last Monday, Ned Wicks, only son of M. D. Wicks, was fatally injured while rolling logs in Stebbins Brothers’ mill-yard.  The logs were banked up several deep, and Wicks moved one from the bottom, when the other logs started and rolled over him, fastening him beneath them and killing him.  His funeral was held to-day at the Baptist church.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Clark
Chatham, March 27, 1884.--This week I am called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Charles Clark, of Shortsville.  Last Friday morning, Mr. Clark went on South hill on business and came home about noon.  He ate his dinner and went to the barn to attend to his team.  In going to the barn he passed his wife, and they made some playful remarks to each other.  This was the last seen of him alive.  About half an hour after this his little boy inquired for his father.  Mrs. Clark, supposing he had returned to the house, told the lad so, and the boy went there, but did not find him.  The child then went to the barn, and not finding his father in the stable, he ran up the stairs, and there he was horrified to see his father hanging from a rafter by a strap.  The screams of the lad brought help, and the body was taken down, but all efforts failed to bring back the life that had gone out.  Mr. Clark was the only son of Leonard Clark, of Chatham, and was a man about 40 years of age.  He was a member of Company C, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and drew a pension of $8 per month because of heart-disease.  He was a charter member of Sentinel Lodge of the Knights of Honor, of Keeneyville, and had been a worthy member of the M. E. Church for many years.  For the past year or more Mr. Clark had been in poor health, but had done considerable hard work, having a large farm to attend to.  About a year and a half ago he moved from his farm to live with Mrs. H. A. Ferris, his wife’s mother, and work her farm.  It was on her farm that the tragedy was enacted.  No cause can be given for the act of self-destruction, as Mr. Clark was well off financially and had a happy home, a loving wife and two bright children--a boy of 13 and a girl 10 years of age.  He was an honest, upright, generous man in every relation in life.  The funeral was held at the church at Little Marsh on Sunday, when Elder J. W. Miller delivered a very eloquent and impressive sermon, taking his text from the 39th Psalm.  The Knights of Honor took charge of the body, and it was buried according to the rites of the Order.  The family feel thankful to the Knights and to all their friends for their kindness.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miah E. Danks
In the vicinity of Wellsboro, March 21, 1884, Miah E. Danks, in the 60th year of his age.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Asa A. Jackson
In Sullivan, Pa., March 15, 1884, Mr. Asa A. Jackson, aged 34 years and 2 months.  (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Uriah R. Danks
In Charleston, March 1, 1884, Mr. Uriah R. Danks, aged 59(?) years, 8 months and 11 days.  (Tuesday, April 8, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Andrew J. Tipple
Mr. Andrew J. Tipple, a well-known citizen of this borough, died last Sunday afternoon.  He was prostrated on Thursday last by inflammation of the bowels.  Mr. Tipple was a prominent member of the Order of Odd Fellows, and his funeral is to be attended by the resident members of that Order this forenoon at 10 o’clock.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Augustus Kriesler
At Stony Fork, Pa., April 6, 1884, Augustus Kriesler, aged 70 years, 11 months and 1 day.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elinor Perry
At her home in West Dummerston, Vermont, March 27, 1884, Mrs. Elinor Perry, aged 86 years.  (Tuesday, April 15, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Annie Doyle
Miss Annie Doyle, of Corning, complained of a severe pain in her ear last Thursday afternoon.  She lay down on her bed, and a physician was summoned, but before he arrived she died.  She was 17 years of age, and a daughter of Alderman Doyle.  (Tuesday, April 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Graham
In Jackson, Pa., March 24, 1884, of typhoid pneumonia, Mr. Henry Graham, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, April 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hoagland
In Covington, Pa., April 21, 1884, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John S. Hoagland, aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, April 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Etta Mosher
In Chatham, Pa., April 14, 1884, Etta, wife of Lorenzo Mosher, aged 18 years.  (Tuesday, April 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Isabel Willcox
In Jackson, Pa., April 2, 1884, Isabel, daughter of Charles and Ellen Willcox, aged 1 year, 1 month and 18 days.  (Tuesday, April 22, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Barslew
Henry Barslew, aged 8 years, was attacked in a field, at Cochran, Ga., by four sheep dogs.  All the flesh was bitten off his legs and arms and he was otherwise mangled.  He died.  (Tuesday, April 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catharine Dockstader
In Charleston, Pa., April 7, 1884, Mrs. Catharine Dockstader, aged 83 years, ? Months and 9 days.  (Tuesday, April 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. D. J. Husted
At Mansfield, Pa., April 19, 1884,  of typhoid fever, Mr. D. J. Husted, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, April 29, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William McHugh
William McHugh was hanged at Cincinnati Friday morning for wife-murder.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Isaac N. Arnold
The Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, one of the most notable citizens of Chicago, died recently at his residence in that city.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. M. Guile
In Westfield, Pa., April 24, 1884, J. M. Guile, aged 22 years, 5 months and 14 days.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David McConnell
Last Saturday Mr. David McConnell died very suddenly at the County Poorhouse.  He was brought from the Cowanesque valley on Tuesday, and he was then quite feeble and somewhat demented.  On Saturday he ate his dinner as usual and went out to the yard, where he walked about for a few moments, apparently feeling as well as usual, when suddenly he dropped to the ground and died in a few moments.  It was thought to be a case of heart disease.  Mr. McConnell was about 65 years of age.  A sum of money was found in his pocket sufficient to defray the expense of burial, a circumstance which never occurred before at the institution.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Clinton Schieffelin
Mr. Clinton Schieffelin, formerly of this county, was accidentally shot at Los Angeles, California, on the 15th ultimo.  He arose early in the morning and went to a bureau drawer for some medicine, and in the dark put his hand upon a self-cocking revolver, and it is thought that it was discharged as he attempted to take it from the drawer, as he was found upon the floor dead, and the weapon was lying in the drawer.  Mr. Schieffelin was 61 years of age.  He was a brother of Mr. E. G. Schieffelin, of Stokesdale, and Mr. Jacob Schieffelin, of Tioga.  He resided in this county prior to 1851, when he went to California during the gold excitement.  He was a real estate speculator and had amassed a large fortune.  He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. D. Merrill Shaw
Last Wednesday evening Mr. D. Merrill Shaw, a prominent resident of Sullivan township, was killed by a runaway accident near the borough of Mansfield.  He was driving towards home, when one of the tugs became unhitched and the team sprang forward, allowing the wagon tongue to fall to the ground.  The horses began to run, and the tongue struck some obstruction in the road and the wagon was thrown into the top of an apple tree.  Mr. Shaw was thrown over the tree and over a fence, a distance of 35 feet from the wagon, striking on the back of his head.  He never recovered consciousness, but died in about four hours from the time he was injured.  The team is a very spirited one and had been in the habit of running away.  Mr. Shaw was born in 1808 and came to this county in 1810.  He had resided in Sullivan since 1835 upon his large farm.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Frank Knoblick
Mrs. Frank Knoblick, a German woman 51 years of age, committed suicide by drowning last Friday at Wells station on the Elmira and State Line railway.  She had threatened to take her own life on several occasions.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Free
William Free, a young man residing at Kane, McKean county, was instantly killed last Thursday afternoon while attempting to jump from a moving train in that place.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Frank
Charles Frank, a brakeman on the Syracuse, Geneva & Corning Railroad, was missed from the train as it was nearing Geneva on the first instant.  The train was stopped and search was made, and his inanimate body was found only a short distance back, near the head of Glass factory bay.  He had a partly disabled arm from a former accident, and it is supposed that he lost his hold on the brake and fell from the train, sustaining a dislocation of his neck.  (Tuesday, May 13, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Wilson
Last Friday afternoon Mr. John Wilson, a prominent and well-to-do farmer living at Covington was run over by a freight train and instantly killed about halfway between Blossburg and Covington.  His body was terribly mangled.  For some months Mr. Wilson has been ill, and the loss of $4,000 of his own and $8,000 of his wife’s money by the failure of the Tioga bank, coming as it did while his health was broken, weighed upon his mind and made him despondent.  On Friday morning Mr. Wilson went to Blossburg with his brother Daniel, and on the way home they stopped at Grant & Co.’s saw-mill.  Here he left his brother and went up on the hill.  Soon after the freight train going north, went by, it being broken in two parts with some distance between the sections.  The engineer did not see Mr. Wilson, but after the last section of the train had passed his dead body was seen on the track by the train hands in the caboose.  It is believed that he attempted to cross the track near the sharp curve known as Red rock after the first section of the train had passed, when he was overtaken by the second section and killed.  There is no reason to believe that his death was other than accidental.  Mr. Wilson was about 56 years of age, and his family were among the oldest and most respected residents of Covington township.  He leaves a wife and one son grown to manhood.  The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. S. F. Mathews, of this borough, officiating, and nearly a thousand of Mr. Wilson’s acquaintances and friends were in attendance.  (Tuesday, May 13, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Jones
Mr. Samuel Jones, a notice of whose death will be found in another column, had been a resident of Delmar township for 25 years past.  He was born in Springfield, Mass.  He united with the Baptist Church many years ago, and was an exemplary Christian and a respected citizen.  (Tuesday, May 20, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry Connor
Harry Connor, of Bedford county, cut his foot with an axe and bled to death in spite of the best surgical skill obtainable.  (Tuesday, May 20, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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