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1885-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

William Vetootski
Last Tuesday morning, a lad named William Vetootski, 16 years of age, was almost instantly killed at Hoyt Brothers’ tannery at Blossburg.  The Register says that the boy loosened the brake on a bark car which had been partly unloaded, for the purpose of moving it on the grade so that the pieces could be picked up.  He stood on the ground in front of the car and let off the brake, and it is supposed he walked backward, intending to tighten the brake for the purpose of stopping it when it had been moved far enough, not noticing his proximity to the car behind him, when he was caught between the bumpers of the two.  His injury seemed to be about the breast, about where the bumpers would reach him.  When found he was lying outside the track.  Whether he had sufficient strength to crawl there after being jammed, or whether the springing apart of the cars threw him there is not known, as no one saw the accident.  He was not dead when found, and was immediately removed to his home in one of the tannery houses, where he died in a few minutes and before a physician arrived.  He was a steady, sober boy and was esteemed by all who knew him.  (Tuesday, August 4, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary A. Toles
Mrs. Charles Toles, of this borough, died at Grand Forks, Dakota, on Saturday, the 1st instant.  She was born in the Cowanesque valley, in 1823.  Her maiden name was Mary A. King.  About 43 years ago she was married to Mr. Toles.  They lived upon the farm where Mrs. Toles was born until 1871, when they moved to this borough.  About two months ago Mrs. Toles went to Dakota to visit her daughter, Mrs. Barker, taking her granddaughter, Miss Bessie Barker, with her.  Bessie was soon taken seriously ill, and Mrs. Toles’s untiring watchfulness and constant care during what proved to be the fatal sickness of her granddaughter and the shock caused by her death brought on severe nervous prostration, together with an attack of heart disease, which soon terminated her life.  The news of her death was received here with profound sorrow.  From early youth Mrs. Toles had been an active Christian--cheerful in disposition, gentle in manner, unobtrusive in her deeds of charity and faithful in her devotion to the sick and afflicted.  Her daily life was that of an earnest and devout Christian.  She leaves a devoted husband and three daughters to mourn her loss.  Her remains were buried temporarily at Grand Forks, and in the fall, together with those of her granddaughter, they will be brought here for final interment.  (Tuesday, August 11, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frank B. Granger
Near Barnesville, Clay county, Minn., July 28, 1885, of inflammation of the bowels, Mr. Frank B. Granger, aged about 37 years.  (Tuesday, August 11, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rhoda Jennings
Near Westfield, Pa., April 14, 1885, Rhoda, wife of Rev. S. W. Jennings.  (Tuesday, August 11, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan H. Casbeer
At Osceola, Pa., July 23, 1885, Mrs. Susan H. Casbeer, aged 68 years and 4 months.  (Tuesday, August 18, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alfred Mowrey
At Nelson, Pa., July 28, 1885, Mr. Alfred Mowrey, aged 23 years.  (Tuesday, August 18, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Kelts
Mrs. Susan Kelts, aged 88 years, was found dead in bed last Wednesday at her home, about a mile west of Knoxville.  (Tuesday, August 25, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas J. Jelliff
Last Friday afternoon during the violent thunder-storm, Mr. Thomas J. Jelliff, the station agent, and Mr. Barney Whittaker were standing upon the depot platform at Canoe Camp under the telegraph wire.  There was a blinding flash, and Mr. Jelliff fell forward dead.  The boards of the platform under his feet were considerably splintered.  The body was taken to his home across the track.  Not a mark of the electric fluid was to be found upon the body, but the neck was somewhat bruised by the fall.  Mr. Whittaker, who was standing within two feet of Mr. Jelliff, was not affected by the shock in the least.  Mr. Jelliff leaves a wife and two daughters.  He was a man about 45 years old.  He had been station agent 17 years and was well liked by all who knew him.  We understand he held an accident insurance policy for $2,000.  (Tuesday, August 25, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eliza J. Stratton
Mrs. Eliza J. Stratton, a notice of whose death will be found in another column, was formerly a resident of this borough.  She was born in Duchess county, NY, in January, 1800.  She came to Wellsboro in 1885 and remained in the county until about four years ago.  While here she was a member of St. Paul’s Church.  She leaves many warm and true friends.  (Tuesday, September 1, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Miller and wife
During a thunder-storm a few days ago, William Miller, whose farm lies near Lindley’s Mills, Washington county, was sitting on the porch, in company with his wife, when a blinding flash of lightning struck the house and killed the couple instantly.  Miller was a well to do farmer and a respected citizen.  (Tuesday, September 8, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Eva J. Gaddis
We regret to learn of the death of Miss Eva J. Gaddis, which occurred at Jamestown, NY, on the 28th ultimo, after a lingering illness.  Her disease was consumption.  Miss Gaddis was a teacher in the public schools of this borough from the fall of 1874 to the spring of 1876.  She was 30 years of age at the time of her death.  (Tuesday, September 8, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. Godard
The death is reported from France of M. Godard, the famous aeronaut.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Emory A. Storrs
Emory A. Storrs, the leading advocate of the West, died at Ottawa, IL, last Saturday morning of paralysis of the heart.  He resided in Chicago.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert D. Swan
Albert D. Swan, a wealthy citizen of Lawrence, Mass., was shot dead a few days ago by Henry R. Goodwin.  Business difficulties led to the murder.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George W. Clinton
Judge George W. Clinton, Vice-Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, was found dead in a cemetery at Albany last week Monday afternoon.  He was 78 years old and a son of DeWitt Clinton, who built the Erie Canal and was Governor of New York.  His death is attributed to apoplexy.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Clark Macovey
Last Thursday Mr. Clark Macovey was instantly killed while engaged in handling logs near the Reformatory at Elmira.  He was prying the logs, preparatory to loading, when one of them slipped, and the heavy iron crowbar struck Macovey on the back of the head, crushing his skull.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Abram Newman
Mr. Abram Newman, a Williamsport clothing merchant, hung himself in his store on Monday night of last week.  He left some writing in different places about the store in Hebrew and English, stating that he blamed his wife for the act.  He was 46 years of age, and he leaves several children.  It is stated that he was jealous of his wife.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John Becraft
In Deerfield, Pa., August 27, 1885, of consumption, Mrs. John Becraft.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William E. Bonham
At Hornellsville, NY, September 8, 1885, William E. Bonham, in the 58th year of his age.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Douglas Farwell
At New York city, August 30, 1885, William Douglas Farwell, aged 58 years.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dorr Gilbert
In Westfield, Pa., September 6, 1885, Dorr, only child of Mr. E. D. Gilbert.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Isabella Henderson
At Ogdensburg, Pa., September 8, 1885, Mrs. Isabella Henderson, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, September 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Beaume
Joseph Beaume, the French painter, is dead.  (Tuesday, September 22, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frederick Kiel
The death of Frederick Kiel, the well-known composer of church music is announced from Berlin.  (Tuesday, September 22, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Augustus Guy
William Augustus Guy, the eminent English physician and author of a number of medical works, is dead.  (Tuesday, September 22, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Davenport
Mrs. Polly Davenport, relict of the late Colonel L. Davenport, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. O. P. Babcock in Elkland a few days ago.  Mrs. Davenport settled in Chatham township nearly 50 years ago.  (Tuesday, September 22, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Christopher Colvin
Mr. Christopher Colvin, of Woodhull, died a few days ago, aged 84 years.  He was an old resident.  (Tuesday, September 22, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

I. Everett
Rev. I. Everett, died at his residence in Westfield last week Monday, at the age of 62 years.  He had been a Methodist preacher for 28 years, and had finally settled at Westfield for a permanent home.  He was widely known and much respected.  The funeral was held in the Methodist church at Westfield on Wednesday, and the remains were taken to East Troupsburgh for burial.  (Tuesday, September 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Wortendyke
Mr. John Wortendyke, of this borough, died very suddenly last Saturday afternoon after an illness of only two days.  Mr. Wortendyke was for a number of years a wagon-maker at Mansfield.  He afterward moved to this borough where he engaged in the same business until incapacitated from work by an injury to his right hand, from which he suffered for six or eight years.  Mr. Wortendyke was in his 59th year.  The funeral was held at his late residence yesterday afternoon.  (Tuesday, September 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ella Morris Booth
At Chicago, IL, August 12, 1885, Ellen Morris, wife of Hon. Henry Booth, and daughter of the late Samuel W. and Anna Morris, formerly of Wellsboro, aged 62 years.  (Tuesday, September 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Anna M. Davis
At Tioga, Pa., September 12, 1885, at the home of her father, Mr. John J. Davis, Miss Anna M. Davis, of remittent fever, aged 10 years.  Miss Davis was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances for her rare virtues and accomplishments, and her untimely death has cast a shadow over the entire community.  The bereaved family have the hearty condolence of the entire community.  (Tuesday, September 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Eberenz
In Delmar, Pa., September 23, 1885, Mrs. William Eberenz, aged 25(?) years.  (Tuesday, September 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Wilkes
George Wilkes, founder of Wilkes’s Sprit of the Times, died a few days ago, of Bright’s disease, in New York.  (Tuesday, October 6, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Seely
Mrs. Hannah Seely, of Jackson died a few days ago at the age of 79 years.  (Tuesday, October 6, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ella Daggett
Last Friday forenoon Ella, wife of Mr. Seth O. Daggett, of the Willcox House in this borough, died after an illness of about eight weeks.  Mrs. Daggett’s maiden name was Ella Boynton.  She was born at Reading, Schuyler county, NY, on the 22d of December, 1861.  Her father moved to Millerton in this county when she was about four years of age.  She was married June 9, 1878.  Mr. and Mrs. Daggett moved to this borough one year ago last June, when he assumed the control of the Willcox House.  Mrs. Daggett was a woman possessed of many excellent traits of character and she was loved and respected by her circle of acquaintances.  She leaves two children.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Dr. Shaw, of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the service.  (Tuesday, October 6, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cornelius Walford
Cornelius Walford, the distinguished English author and publisher, is dead.  (Tuesday, October 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John H. Glover
Sir John H. Glover, formerly Governor of Newfoundland, died at London a few days ago.  (Tuesday, October 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

G. A. Cooke
Lieutenant G. A. Cooke, of the revenue cutter Corwin, died a few days ago at Martinez, California.  He was married the day before.  (Tuesday, October 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Allie Seagers
Mrs. James Seagers of Westfield, died suddenly last week Monday morning at the age of 19 years.  Her maiden name was Allie Guile.  About a year ago she was married to Mr. Seagers and about three weeks ago a son was born to them.  Both mother and son were enjoying excellent health to all appearances, but last week Monday as Mrs. Seagers was seated at the breakfast table, she suddenly expired without a moment’s warning and without uttering a word.  (Tuesday, October 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah A. Orton
Mrs. Sarah A. Orton, of Hammondsport, NY, was drowned in Lake Keuka a few days ago.  It is said that she went down to the dock before daylight to drown a cat, and fell in the water, which was ten feet deep.  The Coroner investigated the matter and found the facts as above stated.  (Tuesday, October 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Stevens
Last week Monday, Mr. David Stevens, of Sylvania, was killed in a singular manner at Holmes’s Mills, near Fall Brook.  About half past seven o’clock in the evening, when it was very dark Mr. Stevens was driving a team and a lumber wagon under a trestle.  His head struck a beam in the trestle work and he was crushed up on the high seat of the wagon, his back being broken.  He lived a few hours after the accident.  A man who was riding up on the same seat was thrown out of the seat backwards without serious injury.  Mr. Stevens was about 35 years of age and he leaves a wife.  The remains were taken to Sylvania for interment.  (Tuesday, October 20, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Leland
Charles Leland, the well-known hotel-keeper, died last week Monday in New York city.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Morris Franklin
Morris Franklin, president of the New York Life Insurance Company, died last Thursday at Flushing, L. I.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Malcolm Hay
Malcolm Hay, recently First Assistant Postmaster-General of the United States, died last Tuesday of consumption at Pittsburgh.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Philena Phillips
Mrs. Elijah Phillips, of Shippen, died last Friday of typhoid fever, after an illness of about six weeks.  She was 61 years of age.  Her maiden name was Philena Kennedy, and she was a native of Bradford county.  Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have resided in Shippen for 40 years.  Mrs. Phillips was known as a Christian woman and a kind friend and neighbor.  The funeral was held on Sunday.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Wesley Barrows
Mr. Wesley Barrows, of Union, was almost instantly killed last Friday evening, near his home, while returning from Blossburg.  The horses ran away, and Mr. Barrows was thrown out of the wagon striking upon his head and causing concussion of the brain, from which he died in a few moments.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Ryan
Mr. John Ryan, a brakeman on the Pine Creek railway was instantly killed last Wednesday at Slate Run.  The train broke in two, and Ryan was thrown from the top of a car to the track, and several cars passed over him, mangling his body terribly.  He was about 22 years of age.  His home was at Corning.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ernest Monks
Chatham, October 22, 1885.--There was a sad accident near Shortsville last Wednesday about five o’clock p.m., by which Ernest Monks lost his life.  Mr. John Monks owns a steam thresher and on Wednesday they threshed at Mr. P. G. Hurlbutt’s.  In moving for the next job it was necessary to come down the Cloos hill towards Shortsville.  While coming down the hill the horses became unmanageable and ran away.  After running some 80 rods down the hill at full speed, the wheels struck a bank raised across the road for the purpose of turning the water and one wheel was broken off and went bounding on down the hill jumping from two to five rods at a bound crossing the creek road and landing in Crooked Creek.  It is said on reliable authority that the engine jumped 30 feet at the time the wheel was broken off.  This threw the young man from his seat and he struck on his head some 20 feet distant.  His skull was crushed, killing him instantly.  The horses dragged the engine some distance but were finally obliged to stop.  Mr. Monks and another son were behind with the separator and did not see the accident.  I believe no one saw the boy when he was killed.  He was a young man of fine promise and was about 19 years of age.  Mr. and Mrs. Monks have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.  Reporter.  (Tuesday, October 27, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Willis Peake
Mr. Willis Peake, of Charleston township, died at his residence at Round Top last Sunday night at the age of 65 years.  He was taken sick the day before his death with what is believed to have been blood poisoning and the disease was very rapid in its fatal work.  A year ago last May it was found necessary to amputate one of his legs because of gangrene and the attack on Saturday is thought to have been of the same nature.  Mr. Peake was born in Jasper, Steuben county, and located on the farm on which he died nearly 50 years ago.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this borough, was a good citizen and was much respected by all who knew him.  His wife and three adult children survive him.  The funeral is to be held today at 1 pm at the family homestead at Round Top.  (Tuesday, November 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Thomas Ryan
Mrs. Thomas Ryan, of Fall Brook, died very suddenly last week Monday.  She arose in the morning apparently in her usual health.  Very soon after she had called the other members of the family she was taken sick and died a few hours later.  She was 46 years of age.  (Tuesday, November 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Victor M. Gray
Mr. Victor M. Gray, an old and well known citizen of the county, died at his home in Covington on the 19th ultimo, in his 67th year.  A correspondent says Mr. Gray was always a little proud of his birthday as he was born on the same day as Queen Victoria and he always said he was named in honor of Her Majesty.  He leaves a wife and a married daughter.  (Tuesday, November 3, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Goodspeed
We regret to learn of the death of Hon. James Goodspeed, of Joliet, Illinois.  He was prostrated on the street with apoplexy and lived but a few hours.  Mr. Goodspeed was born in this county in 1836, and he went to Joliet in 1859 where he was admitted to the bar.  He has been a prominent citizen of that town having held various offices and for 10 years he was editor of the Republican at that place.  He was a man of sterling integrity.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Grace Wetmore
Miss Grace Wetmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seth H. Wetmore, died in this borough last Friday night after an illness of only a few days at the age of 21 years.  She was a bright industrious and lovable young woman.  For three years past she has been engaged in the dress-making establishment of Mrs. William Stewart in this borough.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the M E church and the house was filled.  The Sons of Temperance of which Miss Wetmore was a worthy member attended in a body.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Thorburn
Robert Thorburn, a noted English miniature painter, is dead.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William F. Smythe
William F. Smythe, a well-known New York journalist, died last Thursday.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Laughlin
Alexander Laughlin, of Pittsburgh, president of the Laughlin iron works, dropped dead on Thursday.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Glanfert
Mary Glanfert, 50 years old, was found dead in bed in a house in Newtown, LI., last Thursday.  At the beginning of P. T. Barnum’s career she figured as one of his museum curiosities, being only 40 inches in height.  There are circumstances in the case which suggest foul play.  She was married eight year ago, but did not lead a happy life.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Josephine Adams
Mrs. Josephine Adams, of Ellisburg, Potter county, was found dead in bed a few mornings since.  She left two children, three years and seven months old respectively, and they were the only persons in the house when the woman died.  Her husband was away at work, and the family was in very destitute circumstances.  The neighbors found one biscuit in the house, the only morsel of food.  The woman had evidently died from neglect and starvation.  (Tuesday, November 10, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Eva Barker
At Wellsboro, Pa., November 14, 1885, Eva, infant daughter of Mr. John R. Barker, of Johnstown, Dakota, aged five months.  Funeral at the residence of Mr. Charles Toles of this (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o’clock.  (Tuesday, November 17, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stephen Murphy
An old man named Stephen Murphy committed suicide at Rome, Bradford county, a few days ago by hanging himself in his barn.  He was 70 years of age, and leaves a large family.  (Tuesday, December 1, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha J. Wilcox
At Elkland, Pa., November 24, 1885, Martha J., wife of John E. Wilcox, aged 5 years.  (Tuesday, December 1, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nettie Wakeman
At Catlett, Va., November 26, 1885, of typhoid pneumonia, Nettie, wife of John E. Wakeman, and daughter of Miles Watrous, formerly of Wellsboro, aged about 39 years.  (Tuesday, December 1, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elizur Wright
Elizur Wright died a few days ago at Medford, Mass., aged 81 years.  He was a prominent Abolitionist, and subsequently became widely known as an insurance man.  (Tuesday, December 8, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catharine Card
At Sylvania, Pa., November 24, 1885, Catharine, widow of the late Col. Henry Card, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, December 8, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Gallagher
Mr. Charles Gallagher, of Arnot, was stricken with paralysis while working on the railway track near that place one day last week and he died soon after.  He leaves a daughter 12 years of age.  The remains were taken to Philadelphia for interment.  (Tuesday, December 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elmira J. Baker
In Rutland, Pa., December 3, 1885, Elmira J., wife of Wilmot Baker, aged 39 years.  (Tuesday, December 15, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ira Johnston
Mrs. Ira Johnston, of Charleston, died very suddenly, last Tuesday evening, of paralysis.  On the 9th instant Mrs. Johnston had the misfortune to fall and break her ankle; but aside from this injury she had been apparently in her usual health until just before her death.  Mr. Johnston had been by her side, and was called out for a moment.  When he returned he noticed a change for the worse, and Mrs. Johnston expired before the members of the family could be summoned to her bedside.  Mrs. Johnston was born at Danby, Tompkins county, NY, in April, 1814, being therefore nearly 72 years of age at the time of her death.  She moved to this county with her husband about 28 years ago.  She was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was much esteemed by all who knew her.  The funeral was held last Friday at her late residence, Rev. Dr. Buck, of Geneva, NY; officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Lloyd, of this borough.  (Tuesday, December 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Ward
We regret to learn of the sudden bereavement of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Ward, of this borough, by the death of their infant son and only child at Hammondsport, NY, last Thursday.  Mr. and Mrs. Ward, went up to Hammondsport to spend the holidays among relatives.  The child, who was nearly a year old, was apparently as well as usual until a moment or two before his death.  (Tuesday, December 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Dexter P. Catlin
Mr. Dexter P. Catlin, of Emporium, died one day last week, of erysipelas.  The remains were brought to the house of his brother-in-law, Joshua Atherton, in Charleston, and the funeral services were held at the Catlin Hollow M. E. church on Saturday, Rev. Mr. Cole officiating.  Mr. Catlin was about 60 years of age.  He formerly resided in this county, but for a number of years he had been a prominent business man at Emporium.  (Tuesday, December 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Harriet C. Smith
At Belmont, NH, October 15, 1885, Mrs. Harriet C., wife of Asa I. Smith, aged 55 years.  Mrs. Smith was born at Lawrenceville, Pa., and was first married to William H. Currier, who died at Canterbury, NH, in 1878.  She was the daughter of H. H. Potter, who long resided in Middlebury, Pa.  She afterward came to Belmont, where she became acquainted with Mr. Smith, to whom she was married January 3d, 1880; since which she has endeared herself more and more, not only to the members of the home which she entered as a wife and mother, but also to the community at large.  A woman of culture, refined taste and Christian character, these traits manifested themselves in her home and among her friends in an eminent degree and gave her an influence for good that will long be felt by those who were privileged to come within its power.  He last sickness was painful to herself and distressing to her friends, but she finally sank peacefully to rest.  Of her it may be truly be said that her life was a life of usefulness and her death a sad bereavement to her husband, children and friends.  Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors.  (Tuesday, December 29, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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