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1885-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Henry W. Roland
This morning Henry W. Roland, Esq., of Blossburg, was found dead in his room at the Seymour House in that borough.  Mr. Roland was a native of Delmar, being the son of Robert Roland.  He has been practicing law at Blossburg for a number of years, and he had many friends in all parts of the county.  He was in this borough on business last Friday, and yesterday he was in his usual health.  (Tuesday, January 6, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rufus Kirkendall
At East Lawrence, Pa., December 13(or 15), 1884, Rufus, son of Erastus Kirkendall, aged 17 years.  (Tuesday, January 6, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eunice McCarter
Mrs. Eunice McCarter, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Belle M. Allen, in this borough, last Thursday, January 8, 1885, aged 81 years, 11 months and 23 days, had been a resident of Delmar township for nearly 70 years.  (Tuesday, January 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura J. Shaw
Mrs. Laura J. Shaw, wife of Rev. James E. Shaw, pastor of the Brick church in Rochester, and the mother of Rev. A. C. Shaw, of this borough, died at her home last Tuesday morning after a long illness.  She was about 62 years of age, and she was possessed of all the Christian graces and was a woman of unusual intellect.  The venerable minister, who spent several weeks in this borough last summer, has the earnest sympathy of many friends in his affliction.  The funeral was held on Friday.  (Tuesday, January 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Felton
Samuel Felton, Coroner elect of Greene county, went into Loar’s drug store at Waynesburg, and in the absence of Mr. Loar drank a liquid he supposed to be whisky.  It proved to be poison, and he died on Tuesday.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David Williams
David Williams, aged 80 years, while working in a colliery shaft near Scranton a few days ago, was struck by a plank falling from above and knocked to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 300 feet.  He was instantly killed.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Hale
Gov. William Hale, of Wyoming, is dead.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Jackson
The Rt. Rev. John Jackson, D. D., the Bishop of London, is dead.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin Silliman
Professor Benjamin Silliman, of Yale college, died last Wednesday night.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Prince Adolph Wilhelm Daniel Auersperg
Prince Adolph Wilhelm Daniel Auersperg, the Austrian statesman, is dead.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

W. W. O’Brien
W. W. O’Brien, the distinguished criminal lawyer, died last Tuesday in Chicago.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Edward Jones
In Sullivan, Pa., January 11, 1885, Mrs. Edward Jones, daughter of Mr. Galusha York.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. G. N. Bulkley
The death of Mr. G. N. Bulkley, of Osceola, which occurred in Florida recently, is said to have been caused by a severe cold which finally developed into typhoid fever and congestion of the lungs.  His condition was not considered dangerous until a day or two before his death.  The remains were interred in the Fairview cemetery at Osceola last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Harrison
Mr. William Harrison, an old and respected citizen of this borough, died at his home on Main street last Sunday morning at the age of 84 years.  Mr. Harrison was born in New Jersey and came to this county upwards of 50 years ago.  He followed his trade as a carpenter and joiner for many years and also engaged in farming later in life.  In 1833 he came to this borough from Lawrenceville and worked upon the Court house during its construction.  He soon after married Miss Catherine Meek, of this borough, who survives him.  They have had seven children, four of whom are still living--two daughters and two sons, Jefferson and Leonard Harrison.  All of them reside in this borough.  For some years Mr. Harrison had been gradually failing in health, and for several months before his death he was quite feeble.  For more than man’s allotted time he moved in the world living a Christian life and respected by all his acquaintances.  The funeral is to be held at his late residence this afternoon at two o’clock.  (Tuesday, January 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Dudgin
Thomas Dudgin, an old hunter and trapper, has been killed and eaten by wolves near Metropolitan, Mich.  He slew 13 wolves before he succumbed.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Flamen Ball
Salmon P. Chase’s law partner, Flamen Ball, is dead.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edmond About
Edmond About, the well-known French author, is dead.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Morrow B. Lowry
Hon. Morrow B. Lowry, of Erie, Pa., died last Wednesday in the insane department of the Pennsylvania Hospital.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles B. Brady
The body of the late Major Charles B. Brady, of the St. Louis Republican, was cremated at Lancaster a few days ago with Masonic honors.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles White
Charles White, of New York, died a few days ago from the effects of a spider’s bite.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joshua Reynolds
Mr. Joshua Reynolds, an old pioneer of Union township, died at his home last week Monday at an advanced age.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. G. D. Leib
Last Friday morning, Mr. G. D. Leib, of this borough, died at his home on East avenue, after an illness of only two or three days.  His disease was believed to be paralysis of the heart.  Mr. Leib was born at Schuylkill, Forge in this State on the 20th of October, 1811.  He spent the early years of his married life at Pottsville and afterwards resided at Danville, Williamsport, Milton and then at Baltimore, Md., for a number of years.  He came to this county in 1860 in the employment of Messrs. Phelps, Dodge & Co., as superintendent of their large lumbering operations in this region.  He resided on the Manchester farm and managed the company’s store at Ansonia.  This position he held for about a dozen years and he then moved to Stokesdale where he had the management of the company’s saw mill and store for a short time.  He retired from this position with a competence and came to this borough with his family and embarked in the grocery and provision trade.  Three or four years ago he closed out his grocery establishment and retired from active business life.  Mr. Leib was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years.  The funeral was held at his late residence last Sunday afternoon, Rev. James Moss, pastor of that Church, officiating.  The deceased enjoyed an extensive acquaintance among the lumbermen and business men of this county and he was a respected citizen.  (Tuesday, January 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James Walker
Mrs. James Walker, of Covington, mother of ex-Sheriff D. H. Walker, of that township and of Mrs. A. T. James, of Blossburg, died at the home of her son last week Sunday at the age of 77 years.  Her husband survives her, although in poor health.  Mrs. Walker was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  (Tuesday, February 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. M. Spoor
We regret to learn of the sudden death of Mr. M. Spoor of Charleston, which occurred last Thursday morning.  Mr. Spoor arose and started a fire and went back to bed.  He died so suddenly and quietly that his wife supposed him to be asleep until she got up a few minutes later and found him dead.  (Tuesday, February 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Howard Bellinger
Mr. Howard Bellinger, of Liberty, a young man about 31 years of age, was instantly killed last Thursday while working on a log slide at Cedar Run.  It seems that young Bellinger was working for his father-in-law, J. Wesley Childs, and had that morning been engaged on a slide a few rods below the scene of the accident.  Having completed their work there the men moved to the other slide, which was very long and steep.  It being cold, they concluded to build a fire and Mr. Bellinger said he would go down the slide about 20 rods to get some matches which had been placed in a tree there some time before.  After he had gone the men concluded to start some logs down the slide and called to Bellinger.  He answered to let them come, he being at the time some distance from the track and among the trees.  The first log went tearing down the mountain when suddenly it struck some obstruction which changed its course and it glanced with lightning velocity out of the track and went crashing into the forest.  The men above called to Bellinger, and getting no reply they descended the declivity and found his dead body a few rods below a tree behind which he had taken refuge.  The tree, which was about a foot in diameter had been cut off like a rod, and it was evident that Bellinger had been instantly killed.  The remains were brought to the home of Mr. Bellinger’s father in Charleston, and the funeral was held at the Christian church on Sunday.  Rev. Mr. Moss of this borough, officiating.  Mr. Bellinger married about a year ago.  (Tuesday, February 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nelson E. Brace
Mrs. Nelson E. Brace, of Rutland, died last Wednesday after a short illness.  Mrs. Brace had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years, and she was a woman of the noblest Christian character and respected by all.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James L. Bothwell
At Canton, Pa., January 23, 1885, Mrs. James L. Bothwell, aged 51 years.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Estella Campbell
At Academy Corners, Pa., February 4, 1885, Estella, wife of Finley Campbell.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Curtis
At Mansfield, January 31, 1885, Mr. William Curtis, of pneumonia, in the 76th year of his age.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

T. J. Mann
At Knoxville, January 30, 1885, T. J., son of Jefferson Mann, aged 2 years.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Sarah Rockwell
At Canton, January 25, 1885, Sarah, daughter of Norman Rockwell, aged 15 years.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Alice Thompson
In Union, January 22, 1885, Mrs. Alice Thompson, aged 58 years.  (Tuesday, February 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Huldah Whiting
Mrs. Huldah Whiting, wife of Deacon Oliver Whiting, of Jasper, NY, died on the 26th ultimo, in the 90th year of her age.  (Tuesday, February 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Addison W. Potter
Mr. Addison W. Potter, died at his house in Charleston, last Wednesday morning, of typhoid pneumonia, after a brief illness.  Mr. Potter was born at Pompey, Onondaga county, NY, September 3, 1817.  He married Miss Emma TenBroeck in January, 1840.  He came to this county in 1855, and during his 30 years residence in Charleston he has been a leading Republican, and has faithfully served his fellow citizens in numerous township offices.  He had been a member of the Baptist Church for nearly 50 years.  His two children survive him--Mr. P. A. Potter, of this borough, and Mrs. Charles N. Moore, of Charleston.  Mr. Potter enjoyed an extensive acquaintance in the county, and he was respected by all.  During the last term of court in this borough, he served as one of the tipstaves.  His funeral was held on Friday afternoon.  (Tuesday, February 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lewis L. Beiver
Mr. Lewis L. Beiver, of Farmington, died a few days ago from the effects of injuries received on the 14th of last October while attempting to remove some property from his burning barn.  At that time Mr. Beiver’s house was burglarized, and in the morning, when he went out to the barn, he found where some person had slept in the hay.  A short time afterward, while he was eating his breakfast, the barn was discovered to be on fire.  Mr. Beiver rushed out and succeeded in saving one horse, and in attempting to get the other out he was terribly burned.  Since that time he had been a great sufferer until death came to his relief.  The funeral was held last week Sunday.  Mr. Beiver was one of the most prominent and substantial citizens of Farmington, and his death is a loss to the community.  (Tuesday, February 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edgar Hackett
Mr. Edgar Hackett, of Sabinsville, was instantly killed on the 27th ultimo at Groton, NY, by the upsetting of a load of logs.  Mr. Hackett was a very promising young man.  He had been working hard to earn money to complete his education.  The funeral was held at Sabinsville last week Sunday, Rev. S. S. Bovier officiating.  (Tuesday, February 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. T. B. Putnam
Mrs. T. B. Putnam, of Covington, died very suddenly last Wednesday forenoon.  She arose in the morning and went about her household duties apparently as well as usual.  When Mr. Putnam came in from the barn he found her dead body lying upon the floor.  Mrs. Putnam was a woman of excellent Christian character, having been a member of the Baptist church for many years.  The funeral was held on Friday.  (Tuesday, February 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles H. Rexford
Mrs. Charles H. Rexford, of Gaines, died last week Monday, after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Rexford was a daughter of the late Horace Vermilyea and was 44 years of age.  She had resided at Gaines for 30 years.  For several months she had been ill, suffering very much.  Mrs. Rexford had been a member of the Episcopal Church for many years.  She enjoyed the esteem of a large circle of acquaintances.  The funeral was held on Thursday at Gaines, and the remains were interred in the cemetery in this village.  (Tuesday, February 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary A. Fletcher
Mary A. Fletcher, who died at Burlington, Vt., last Tuesday, bequeathed all her property, save a few personal bequests, amounting to $200,000 to the Mary Fletcher Hospital.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes, aged 16, hanged himself at Lakewood, NY, last week Monday.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martha Bryan
Martha Bryan, of Annapolis, dropped dead last Wednesday after having laughed continuously for 15 minutes.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. H. Mitchell
Mr. J. H. Mitchell, of Mitchell Creek, died of paralysis a few days ago, in his 52nd year.  Mr. Mitchell had been a resident of this county all his life.  He was Postmaster and station-agent at that place.  He leaves a wife and four children.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Margaret Drake
Miss Margaret Drake, of Lawrenceville, died last Friday evening at the age of 90 years.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. O. D. Bly
Mr. O. D. Bly, who has been Superintendent of the County Poor-house for the past five years, died yesterday morning at Millerton, after an illness of about two weeks.  He went to Elmira with his wife and was taken sick at Millerton, his former home, while on his way back.  His friends felt alarmed about his condition for a time, and then he was thought to be out of danger until a short time before his death.  Mr. Bly was about 50 years of age.  He held the office of Justice of the Peace at Millerton for some years before taking charge of the Poor-house.  He was a kind-hearted official, and the inmates of the institution as well as his large circle of friends sincerely mourn his loss.  The funeral is to be held at Millerton.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Martin Hale
Last Sunday morning, the body of Mr. Martin Hale, of Blossburg, was found dead in an out-house where it was hanging by the neck.  It is reported that Mr. Hale has met with some financial reverses recently and that he had taken to drink.  His dissipation led to derangement and to his suicide.  He leaves a wife.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gregory Helmersen
Gregory Helmersen, the great Russian naturalist, is dead.  (Tuesday, March 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas S. Cooper
In Chatham, Pa., February 23, 1885, of typhoid fever, Mr. Thomas S. Cooper, aged 29 years.  (Tuesday, March 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha Jane Friends
In Jackson, Pa., March 1, 1885, of consumption, Martha Jane, wife of James Friends, in the 34th year of her age.  (Tuesday, March 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna A. Phenix
At Pike Mills, Pa., February 21, 1885, of typhoid pneumonia, Anna A., wife of J. S. Phenix, aged 29 years, 3 months and 21 days.  (Tuesday, March 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nelllie Wetherbee
In Delmar, Pa., February 24, 1885, Miss Nellie Wetherbee, aged 29 years, 3 months and 24 days.  (Tuesday, March 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Williams
At Mitchell’s Creek, Pa., March 8, 1885, John Williams, aged 68 years, 10 months and 21 days.  (Tuesday, March 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Josiah Reese
Mr. Josiah Reese, of Charleston township, died last week Monday evening of apoplexy.  Mr. Reese had an extensive acquaintance in this county and Potter, especially among the hunters and fishermen, who found in him an enthusiastic lover of the sport.  Mr. Reese leaves a large family.  (Tuesday, March 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sally Braley
In Middlebury, Pa., March 10, 1885, Mrs. Sally Braley, aged 85 years, 1 month and 1 day.  (Tuesday, March 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lorin Buck
At Harrison Valley, Pa., March 6, 1885, Mr. Lorin Buck, aged 27 years.  (Tuesday, March 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Oliver Rumsey
In Sullivan, Pa., March 5, 1885, Mrs. Oliver Rumsey, in her 78th year.  (Tuesday, March 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles Hauber
At Potter Brook, March 2, 1885, Mrs. Charles Hauber, aged 35 years.  (Tuesday, March 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lillian Scott Trim
In Clymer, Pa., March 7, 1885, Lillian Scott, wife of George Trim, aged 40 years.  (Tuesday, March 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Oscar D. Knox
Mr. Oscar D. Knox, Esq., a native of Knoxville in this county and a son of F. W. Knox, Esq., of Coudersport, Potter county, died a few days ago at Bolivar, Mo., where he has been practicing law for the past 15 years.  (Tuesday, March 24, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

F. H. White
Dr. F. H. White, of Roseville, died last Wednesday morning.  He lacked but a few months of being 107 years of age.  He practiced his profession for many years in this county.  The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon.  (Tuesday, March 24, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joshua Peet
Mr. Joshua Peet, who died recently in Brookfield, formerly resided in Delmar township, and moved from this region about a year ago.  He was an earnest, industrious citizen, a practiced Christian and a man who had gained many warm friends in his journey through the world.  (Tuesday, March 24, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jennie Dartt Bailey
At Larned, Kansas, March 17, 1885, Jennie Dartt, wife of M. D. Bailey, formerly of East Charleston, Pa., aged 37 years, 8 months and 5 days.  (Tuesday, March 31, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Kennedy
In Shippen, Pa., March 24, 1885, Laura, wife of Alexander Kennedy, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, March 31, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oscar D. Knox
At Bolivar, Missouri, March 11, 1885, of congestion of the brain, Oscar D., son of F. W. Knox, formerly of Knoxville, Pa., aged 35 years.  (Tuesday, March 31, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Loughridge
At Somers Lane, Pa., March 23, 1885, Mr. Robert Loughridge, in his 70th year.  (Tuesday, March 31, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Agnes Smith
At Marshfield, Pa., March 5, 1885, Agnes Smith, daughter of Mrs. Sarah E. Jenkins, aged 21 years, 1 month and 18 days.  She leaves a husband and two children.  (Tuesday, March 31, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Brownlee
Mr. Robert Brownlee, step-father of Hon. Hugh Young, died a few days ago in Potter county in his 80th year.  Mr. Brownlee was formerly a member of the famous Ninety-fourth British Regiment of the Line, of which the Duke of Wellington was the Colonel.  He also held the gold-medal for the best off-hand rifle shot in that regiment.  He served in Canada with his regiment for some years.  (Tuesday, March 31, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Helen Spencer
In Farmington, Pa., March 29, 1885, Helen, wife of Thomas Spencer, aged 33 years.  (Tuesday, April 7, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Emma Satterly
At the home of her father, Archibald Satterly, in Delmar, April 2, 1885, Emma Satterly, aged 20 years, 3 months and 8 days.  (Tuesday, April 7, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jane Clark
Near Round Top, Pa., March 10, 1885, of pneumonia and heart disease, Jane Clark, formerly of Vermont, aged 73 years, 3 months and 16 days.  (Tuesday, April 21, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lester Palmer
In Sullivan, Pa., April 1, 1885, Mrs. Lester Palmer, aged 62 years.  (Tuesday, April 21, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Gibbins
James Gibbins over-exerted himself at a skating rink in Paterson, NJ, Saturday night and died the next Monday in an apopiectic fit.  (Tuesday, April 21, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joshua Baker
Ex-Governor Joshua Baker, of New Orleans, the oldest graduate of West Point, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, April 28, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David Stern
The Rev. Dr. David Stern of New York, a Jewish rabbi of considerable prominence, committed suicide at Wilkesbarre, a few days ago, by taking laudanum.  (Tuesday, April 28, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwards Pierrepont
Edwards Pierrepont, Secretary of the American Legation at Rome, died a few days ago.  He was left in charge of American affairs in Italy by ex-Minister Astor when he returned to this country.  (Tuesday, April 28, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. B. O. Madison
Mr. B. O. Madison, of Lawrenceville, died last Tuesday at the age of 70 years.  He had resided in this county for many years and was much respected.  (Tuesday, April 28, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Aphia Chase
At Knoxville, Pa., April 10, 1885, of apoplexy, Mrs. Aphia Chase, aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, April 28, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ephraim Baker
Mr. Ephraim Baker living near Smethport, committed suicide a few days ago.  The day before he was in Smethport and according to custom got drunk.  Returning home, his team ran away and one of the horses was killed.  After brooding over this loss the next morning he fired a charge of shot into his abdomen and soon died from the effects of the wound.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Reese
James Reese, a Philadelphia dramatic critic, is dead.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Oscar Richmond
Mr. Oscar Richmond, a daughter of Mr. Peter V. VanNess, of Mansfield, died at her residence in Rutland township last week Monday.  Her remains were taken to Mansfield for burial.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. B. O. Mattison
Mr. B. O. Mattison, of Lawrenceville, died recently, at the age of 74 years.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Amasa Clark
Mr. Amasa Clark, of Chatham, died a few days ago, at the age of 84 years.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. W. D. Vedder
Mrs. W. D. Vedder, who was formerly Miss Kate Baldwin, of Mansfield, died in Russell, Kansas, April 26, 1885, of cerebral hemorrhage.  Her husband, Dr. Vedder, started for Kansas last week Sunday, on hearing of her sickness.  She was 27 years of age.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sally Stage
Mrs. Sally Stage, mother of Mrs. Norman Dailey, of Elkland, died last week at the age of 73 years.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. D. S. Benjamin
The remains of Mrs. D. S. Benjamin, who died at the residence of her son in Rochester a few days ago, were brought to Mansfield for interment last Tuesday.  Mrs. Benjamin was for 25 years a resident of that borough, and at the time of her death was in the 66th year of her age.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Jones
Mr. Daniel Jones, an old resident of Morris Run, died at his home in that place a week ago last Saturday.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Gee
Mr. Daniel Gee, of Middlebury, died at his residence last week.  The funeral was held on Saturday.  Mr. Gee had been in failing health for some time.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Permelia A. Calhoun
In Morris, Pa., April 28, 1885, Permelia R., wife of Daniel A. Calhoun, aged 22 years and 3 days.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Copestick
In Delmar, April 30, 1885, Henry, son of Charles and Jerusha Copestick, aged 8 years, 10 months and 7 days.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Melissa A. Gitchell
At Troupsburgh, NY, April 18, 1885, Mrs. Melissa A. Gitchell, aged 68 years, 11 months and 6 days.  (Tuesday, May 5, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Fish, Sr.
John Fish, Sr., an old and respected citizen of Arnot, died last Tuesday at the age of 64 years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lois Brown
In Middlebury, Pa., March 26, 1885, of dropsy, Lois, wife of Thomas G. Brown, aged 54 years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Cora Covert
At Roseville, Pa., April 23, 1885, of pneumonia, Miss Nora Covert, aged 18 years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas D. Gray
In Sylvania, Pa., April 27, 1885, Dr. Thomas D. Gray, aged 33 years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel J. Johnson
At Covington, Pa., April 12, 1885, of pneumonia, Samuel J., only child of R. A. and Frank R. Johnson, aged 6(?) years and 9 months.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Mosher
In Sylvania, April 28, 1885, of pneumonia, Mrs. William Mosher, aged 77 years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catharine Parke
At Antrim, Michigan, May 5, 1885, of heart disease, Catharine, wife of John W. Parke, formerly of Charleston, Pa., aged 73(?) years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sophia Smith
In Sylvania, April 26, 1885, of paralysis, Sophia, wife of Harry Smith, aged 70(?) years.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Bertha L. Warriner
At Stony Fork, Pa., May 10, 1885, Miss Bertha L. Warriner, aged 22 years, 2 months and 18 days.  (Tuesday, May 12, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell
Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell, an old resident of this borough, died last Friday, May 15, 1885, after a protracted illness.  Mrs. Maxwell, whose maiden name was Sayre, was born at Horseheads, NY, May 20, 1803.  She married Charles Maxwell in December, 1827.  He died in June, 1836, and the following September Mrs. Maxwell came to this borough, where she has lived for nearly half a century.  She was a charter member of the Presbyterian Church in this village, and she has led a devoted Christian life.  Mrs. Maxwell’s only child, Charles H., survives her.  She was 83 years.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Scott
Mr. Charles Scott, formerly of Towanda, Bradford county, and a resident of this borough several years ago, was drowned at Como, Colorado, on the 7th instant while out duck-shooting.  It seems that he was on the lake shore in company with a friend, and having shot a duck went out for it on an old raft that lay on the shore.  The raft went to pieces, and Scott went down, being heavily weighted with clothing, cartridges, etc.  Mr. Scott was 27 years old, and he leaves a young wife.  The remains were brought to Towanda last Tuesday by his brother, Dr. Clinton H. Scott, and the funeral was held on Wednesday.  Mr. Scott’s father was the station agent in this borough several years ago.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. W. Phelps
Mr. E. W. Phelps, a prominent citizen of Covington for many years, died last Saturday after a long illness.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

P. W. Haring
Osceola, May 15, 1885.--Prof. P. W. Haring, principal of our school, died here today of typhoid fever.  Prof. Haring has been living here for the past three years and has won the respect of all our citizens.  His home was near Ithaca, NY.  He leaves a wife and two children.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Alby
James Alby, a painter, fell from a scaffold at Hornellsville, NY, a few days ago and suffered such serious internal injuries that he died in about two hours.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fred House
A young man named Fred. House, living at West Union, Steuben county, was accidentally shot and killed by a friend, A. J. McCutcheon, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Michael Alderfer
Michael Alderfer, aged 82, President of the Perkiomen National Bank, of East Greenville, Montgomery county, hung himself last Wednesday afternoon.  The suicide was caused by a rumor of crookedness in his accounts, which affected his mind.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Bertha Dell Nichols
At Mansfield, Pa., May 9, 1885, of dropsy of the brain, Bertha Dell, daughter of Geo. P. and J. Nichols, aged 10 months and 26 days.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emma R. Webster
In Charleston, Pa., March 26, 1885, Emma R., wife of Myron L. Webster and daughter of S. P. and Lydia R. Moore, aged 27 years.  Mrs. Webster was loved by all who knew her.  Ardent and constant in her attachments and conscientious in the discharge of the various obligations of life, she was a dutiful child, a confiding wife, a sympathizing, loving sister and a kind, obliging friend, always ready to sacrifice her own ease for the good and happiness of others.  Several years of her life were devoted to teaching, in which she was eminently successful.  She was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1873.  Her hope was as an “anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.”  Her religious experience was not ruffled by any great changes.  Day followed day as calmly and peacefully as the twilight hour fades away.  Her life was an even one, beautifully proving the fact that religion is not a transitory gleam of sunlight shining upon our pathway for a little while only, but that it is a constant comfort and an abiding power.  As sinks the sun at eventide to shine with new beauty the coming morn, so fades the Christian’s life on earth to rise to higher joys in heaven.  Thus has gone out from among us our beloved Emma.  Often here on earth the less seeming strongest.  (Tuesday, May 19, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John P. Miller
About 10 o’clock last Wednesday forenoon, Mr. John P. Miller, of Ansonia, was struck and killed by express train No. 4, coming north on the Pine Creek railway, near Darling run a short distance below Ansonia.  Mr. Miller was about 50 years of age and was a bachelor.  He had been visiting some friends down the road and was returning home, walking up the track.  He was deaf and could not hear the train, which approached from behind and around a sharp curve.  Mr. Miller was a soldier in the late war and his experiences in the Andersonville prison were very trying, and he had suffered much both physically and mentally in consequence of them.  He was a pensioner, and $150 was found in his pocket.  The railroad men were not at all responsible for the accident.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Cora Barker
We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Cora Barker, wife of Dr. P. N. Barker, of this borough, which occurred at the home of her father, Mr. B. F. Knapp, at Troy, Bradford county, last Friday evening.  She was a zealous member of the Baptist Church and was very highly esteemed in this community.  She leaves an infant child.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. A. T. Cochrane
Mr. A. T. Cochrane, for 35 years the Erie station agent at Corning, NY, died a few days ago, aged 61 years.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

S. L. Leavenworth
S. L. Leavenworth, a Justice of the Peace of the town of Lindley, who lived on the Rusling farm near Lawrenceville, died a few days ago of heart disease.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Paul E. Innes
On Tuesday morning a sad accident occurred at Roaring Branch, which resulted in the death of Paul E., the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Innes.  The little fellow was playing in his father’s tannery and by some means got caught in the pans that carry the tan to the furnace.  He was horribly bruised before his cries attracted the attention of the men, and he died within an hour.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ann Johnson
At Philadelphia, May 15, 1885, Mrs. Ann Johnson, sister of Henry Brown, of Covington, and Charles M. Brown, of Cherry Flats, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. Burritt
In Sylvania, Pa., May 20, 1885, Mr. E. Burritt, aged 86(or 80) years.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Minnie Crum
At Mansfield, Pa., May 8, 1885, Minnie, wife of Levi Crum, in the 33d year of her age.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Veazie Lumbard
In Rutland, Pa., May 1, 1885, Mr. Veazie Lumbard.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. N. Satterly
At Mansfield, Pa., May 8, 1885, Mr. E. N. Satterly, in the 71st year of his age.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. Wallace Thomas
At Harrison Valley, Pa., May 8, 1885, Mr. J. Wallace Thomas, aged 47 years, 2 months and 26 days.  (Tuesday, May 26, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Sarah Gertrude Baker
At Osceola, Pa., May 20(or 29), 1885, Sarah Gertrude, infant daughter of A. L. and Jennie(?) M. Baker, aged nine weeks.  (Tuesday, June 2, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. E. Welch
At Blossburg, Pa., May 1, 1885, Mrs. E. Welch, aged 85(or 86) years.  (Tuesday, June 2, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Lownsbury
Last Wednesday the five-year-old-son of Mr. Letson Lownsbury was drowned at Blossburg by falling into a large c stern used for fire purposes, which is situated between the Seymour House and the machine shop.  The Register says that the child left home about two o’clock in the afternoon, and at evening when he did not return an alarm was given, and friends and neighbors of the family started in all directions and made a thorough search of the neighborhood.  But it was not until about nine o’clock that he was found, and he had then probably been in the water several hours.  It was noticed that afternoon that this cistern stood open, and Mr. Lownsbury informed the foreman of the shop of the fact, it being Railroad Company property.  The foreman sent a man to cover it up; but the child had no doubt fallen in before the man reached there.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fred D. Ritter
The wife of Dr. Fred. D. Ritter, of Gaines, died in New York city last Thursday, after a lingering illness, at the age of 38 years.  Mrs. Ritter, nee Vermilyea, went to a New York hospital some weeks ago for treatment.  The funeral was held last Saturday, the remains being brought to this borough for interment.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Cady
At Leslie, Ingham county, Michigan, May 9, 1885, Sarah, wife of Michael Cady, formerly of Middlebury, Tioga county, Pa., aged 82 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. S. H. Hollands
At Blossburg, Pa., June 7, 1885, Mrs. S. H. Hollands, aged 28 years.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sylvanus N. Hudson
At the home of Linn county, Iowa, May 22, 1885, Mr. Sylvanus N. Hudson, in the 70th year of his age.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maggie E. McCracken
In Gaines, April 15, 1885, Maggie E., wife of George H. McCracken, aged 33 years.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. M. E. Robbins
In Lawrence, Pa., May 29, 1885, Mrs. M. E. Robbins, aged 66 years.  (Tuesday, June 9, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ansel J. Fisk
Dr. Ansel J. Fisk, of Farmington, died very suddenly last Tuesday morning, at the age of 56 years.  He had been suffering from Bright’s disease for about five years, and his death was not unexpected.  When a member of the family entered the room in the morning it was found that his life had died peacefully and without a struggle.  Dr. Fisk was born at Scroon Lake, NY, in 1829.  He came to this county when a lad with his father, who was a lumberman, and who for many years managed the “old red mill” at Tioga.  He was afterward in partnership with his father in a saw-mill in Farmington.  For several years Mr. Fisk was engaged in lumbering in Canada.  In 1863 he returned to this county with about $11,000, which he had made, and invested it in a tract of something over a thousand acres of timber land in Farmington, built a saw-mill and did an extensive business.  His tastes led him to the study of medicine, and about 10 years ago Mr. Fisk was graduated from a Detroit medical college, and he at once began the practice of his profession.  He enjoyed an extensive practice until forced to relinquish it by his own falling health.  Mr. Fisk was a man of jovial disposition, generous, companionable, and withal an excellent citizen.  The funeral was held at his late residence last Wednesday, Rev. Harvey Lamkin officiating, and a large number of friends followed the remains to the grave.  Dr. Fisk’s wife, whose maiden name was Jane Spencer, and one adult son survive him.  (Tuesday, June 23, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Thompson
At Wellsboro, Pa., June 10, 1885, at the residence of her son, George Thompson, Mrs. Jane Thompson, aged 83 years and 5 months.  (Tuesday, June 23, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Cassell
Rev. John Cassell, aged 70, was thrown from his carriage at Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, and killed.  He leaves a wife and seven children.  (Tuesday, June 23, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Starkey
Last Thursday Mr. Samuel Starkey, of this borough, died at the Williamsport hospital, where he went a month ago to have an operation performed for a pleural abscess.  The remains were brought to this place for interment on Saturday.  Mr. Starkey was an Englishman and about 24 years of age.  He went about town early in May and raised a sum of money by subscription to pay his expenses at the hospital, but the managers declined to take the money, so it was used for his funeral expenses.  (Tuesday, June 30, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Myron Rockwell
Rev. Myron Rockwell, one of the oldest and best known citizens of this county, died at his home in Roseville last week Monday at his home in Roseville last week Monday, at the advanced age of 80 years.  He was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1830 at Columbia, Bradford county, where he preached the gospel for 10 years.  He afterwards moved to this county and engaged in farming in Sullivan township and at the same time preached at Gray’s valley.  He was pastor of the Baptist Church at Stony Fork for several years, and afterward preached for a time in Jackson township.  In 1803 he was elected County Commissioner.  He then moved to Rutland, and about five years ago he located in Roseville.  He relinquished his pastorate a few months ago on account of failing health.  In 1825 he was married to Miss West, of Troy, who died about 13 years ago.  Six years after her death he married Mrs. Wilcox, of Stony Fork, who survives him.  Elder Rockwell was a devout and self-sacrificing minister, and his life was full of good works.  He will long be held in grateful recollection by the Church that he so faithfully served and by the people for whose spiritual welfare he earnestly labored.  (Tuesday, June 30, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. C. Lentz
Luther K. Bruce, a leading druggist, shot and killed J. C. Lentz, a prominent merchant and Justice of the Peace, at Douglass, IL, a few days ago.  The affair grew out of an attempt to suppress the honor traffic, Lentz being a strong temperance man, and Bruce an active supporter of the whisky cause.  (Tuesday, July 7, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Thomas
Last week Monday Mr. George Thomas, of Hoytville, was killed by a falling tree while working in the bark woods at Landrus.  His skull was fractured and his jaw broken, but he lived about half an hour after the accident.  He leaves a widow and a large family of children.  (Tuesday, July 7, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Bache
Mrs. William Bache, of this borough, died last Thursday evening, of heart disease, after an illness of about seven months.  Mrs. Bache, whose maiden name was Lydia Mary Nichols, was born at Oxford, Chenango county, NY, June 23, 1816, being 69 years of age at the time of her death.  She was married to Mr. Bache at Canton, Illinois, on the 5th of October, 1853, and has lived in this borough since that date.  Her death, though not wholly unexpected, was very sudden.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Mr. Bache’s residence, Rev. Mr. Ware and Rev. Mr. Mathews reading the service.  (Tuesday, July 7, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Sarah A. Spencer
In Delmar, Pa., July 4, 1885, Sarah A., daughter of Mr. Alanson Spencer, aged 19 years.  (Tuesday, July 7(?), 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Ransom
Mr. John Ransom, of Williamsport died very suddenly last Thursday morning at the house of Mr. John Middaugh, at Tioga Junction.  It is stated that Mr. Ransom drove from Williamsport on Wednesday, and had been tramping over the hills, looking at the timber.  He complained of not feeling well when he retired, and he rapidly grew worse until his death.  Mr. Ransom was formerly a resident of Lawrence, and he was extensively engaged in lumbering in the valley of the Tioga.  His remains were taken to Williamsport for interment.  (Tuesday, July 14, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. A. Amsbry
Capt. A. A. Amsbry, a well-known citizen of Westfield, died last Friday night.  He had been in feeble health for some time.  He lately received a large sum as arrears of pension.  (Tuesday, July 14, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James H. Mather
Mr. James H. Mather, of this borough, died last Saturday at the home of his son, J. W. Mather, Esq., after a lingering illness.  Mr. Mather was born at Wayne, Steuben county, NY, June 17, 1818.  He was married to Lydia Dean on the 15th of September, 1842.  He was a carpenter by trade, and in 1859 he began the manufacture of fanning mills, which he followed at Monterey, Addison and Cuba, NY, at Bryan, Ohio, and at Lawrenceville, to which he moved in November, 1860.  He moved to this borough in April, 1880, and since that time he had built and sold a large number of mills in this place.  Mr. Mather had been a devout member of the Baptist Church since 1840(?) and at the time of his death he was a member of the First Baptist Church, of this village.  He was Justice of the Peace at Lawrenceville for three terms, and held the office of School Director for some years.  His wife and two adult children survive him, two children having died early in life.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. S. F. Mathews officiating.  (Tuesday, July 14, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert H. Steele
We regret to learn of the death of Mr. Robert H. Steele, formerly of this county, which occurred at Eldorado, Butler county, Kansas, on the 1st instant.  Mr. Steele was 43 years of age.  He was a son of Mr. James Steele, of Morris township.  His death was caused by injuries received by being thrown from his wagon in a runaway accident.  (Tuesday, July 14, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. W. Butler
The remains of the late J. W. Butler, the engineer who was killed by the accident on the Addison and Northern Pennsylvania railway a few days ago, were taken to Maine for interment.  (Tuesday, July 21, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John F. Donaldson
Mrs. John F. Donaldson died very suddenly last Friday evening at the residence of Mr. Richard Henry, in Charleston, of apoplexy, at the age of 74 years.  Mrs. Donaldson had been in her usual health and spirits on the morning of that day, and for only a few moments before her death did she complain of feeling ill.  Her maiden name was Violette H. Niles, she being a daughter of Nathan and Ruth Niles and a sister of Col. A. E. Niles, of this borough.  She was born in Charleston township.  After she became the wife of Mr. John F. Donaldson they resided upon the Nathan Austin farm near this place until Mr. Donaldson was elected Prothonotary of this county, when they moved to this borough, and for many years resided in the dwelling-house which stood on the site of the present Jacobson block on Main street.  Mr. Donaldson died about six years ago.  A few months before his death the couple celebrated their golden wedding.  Seven children were born to them, all of whom are still living.  Mrs. Donaldson was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church from her girlhood.  She was an estimable woman and enjoyed the respect of a large circle of acquaintances.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 6 p.m., Rev. Mr. Ware, of St. Paul’s Church, reading the burial service.  (Tuesday, July 21, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lizzie Tubbs
The body of Miss Lizzie Tubbs, who has been in foreign lands as a missionary, was brought to Osceola, her former home, last Tuesday for interment.  (Tuesday, August 4, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seely Satterley
We regret to learn of the death of Mr. Seely Satterley, of East Charleston, last evening.  His disease was typhoid fever.  (Tuesday, August 4, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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