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1886-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries
Rebecca Batteson
Rebecca Batteson (colored) died at Little Falls, NY, last Wednesday, aged 118 years.  (Tuesday, January 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Goodfellow
Major Henry Goodfellow, Judge Advocate of the department of the Missouri, died at Fort Leavenworth last Tuesday, after a severe attack of cerebral hemorrhage.  He was a member of Dr. Kane’s arctic expedition.  (Tuesday, January 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hiram Middaugh
Mrs. Hiram Middaugh of this borough died at her home on Cone street last Sunday morning at the age of 46 years.  She had been very ill for several weeks and her death was not unexpected.  Mrs. Middaugh was a most estimable Christian woman and her loss will be keenly felt by a large circle of friends.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  The funeral is to be held at her late residence this afternoon.  (Tuesday, January 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Lowrey Karr
At Tarpon Springs, Fla., December 6, 1886, James Lowrey, infant son of Ralph E. and Louisa Karr, of Wellsboro, Pa., aged 1 year, ? Months, and 17 days.  (Tuesday, January 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Wain Lester
In Charleston, December 8, 1885, George Wain, son of John W. and Matilda A. Lester, aged 9 months and 28 days.  (Tuesday, January 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Oliver Losey
At Sandstone county, Mich., December 14, 1885, Mr. Oliver Losey, aged 8 years and 18 days.  Mr. Losey formerly lived in Middlebury.  (Tuesday, January 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

N. D. Wendell
N. D. Wendell, ex State Treasurer of New York, died suddenly of apoplexy at Albany last Tuesday morning.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. N. H. Foster
Mr. N. H. Foster, a well-known citizen of Lawrenceville, died last Tuesday afternoon at the age of 60 years.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Selden Butler
Mrs. Selden Butler, who died in Deerfield township yesterday morning, was a daughter of the late Justus Dartt, of Charleston.  She was an excellent woman.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Samuel Rutty
Mrs. Samuel Rutty, of Canton, Bradford county, died very suddenly at the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Martin Stevens, in Middlebury, last week Sunday night or Monday morning.  Mrs. Rutty had been in poor health for some time, but she appeared to be as well as usual when she went to bed Sunday evening.  On calling her the next morning she was found dead in bed.  Her remains were taken to Canton for burial on Wednesday.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Barker
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Barker mourn the loss of their infant daughter, who died last Wednesday evening after a brief illness.  The family have the warmest sympathy of this community in their repeated bereavements of the last few months.  During the summer Miss Bessie Barker, a bright and lovable young woman, died at Johnstown, Dakota, and a few weeks later Mrs. Barker’s mother, Mrs. Charles Toles, who had been visiting there, was stricken down and died after a short illness.  Mrs. Barker soon after returned to this borough with her two children, who were only a few months old.  On the 14th of November one of the children died after a short illness, and now the other and only remaining child is taken from them.  At the time of the death of this child Mr. Barker was on his way from Johnstown with the bodies of Mrs. Toles and Miss Barker for re-interment here.  He is expected to reach home this week.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Melinda G. Potter
Mrs. Henry H. Potter died very suddenly last Friday, of paralysis of the heart, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. E. Brown, in Middlebury.  Mrs. Potter, whose maiden name was Melinda G. Stevens, was born at Windsor, Vermont, September 12, 1807.  She came to this county when she was 16 years of age, and was married to Mr. Henry H. Potter at Lawrenceville about 1825, she being his third wife.  She reared four step-children and eight of her own, all of whom grew to be useful and respected citizens.  The family moved from Lawrenceville to Tioga, thence to Farmington and, about 1844, to the old Potter’s Hotel, in Middlebury, where they resided until the death of Mr. Potter in 1879.  Mrs. Potter was a kind and faithful mother, a warm-hearted friend and a thoroughly good woman, and was universally respected.  The funeral is to be held at the Holidaytown church this afternoon, Rev. Emma E. Bailey, of the Universalist Church at Mansfield, officiating.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

 Female Barker
At Wellsboro, January 6, 1886, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Barker, aged about 7 months.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucretia  Butler
At her home in Deerfield township, January 11, 1886, Lucretia, wife of Rev. Selden Butler, aged 72 years, 7 months and 21(?) days.  The funeral service will be held by Rev. Charles Weeks, at the Freewill Baptist church near Mr. Butler’s residence, to-morrow afternoon at 1 o’clock.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Soule
At Farmington Hill, Pa., November 21, 1885, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mrs. Polly Soule, in her 76th year.  (Tuesday, January 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Richardson
Col. Edward Richardson, President of the recent exposition at New Orleans, was stricken with paralysis on the streets of Jackson, Miss., a few days ago and died before and could reach him.  (Tuesday, January 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Artemas Barnhart
Mr. Artemas Barnhart, a well known citizen of Jackson, died a few days ago at the age of 75 years.  (Tuesday, January 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Frank Sears
We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Frank Sears, which occurred at Weston, NY, recently.  Mr. Sears formerly resided at Gaines.  (Tuesday, January 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Jane McCarter
At Stony Fork, Pa., January 11, 1886, of consumption, Mary Jane, wife of Elisha McCarter, aged 43 years, 6 months and 9 days.  (Tuesday, January 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frank Crandall
The remains of Mr. Frank Crandall who was frozen to death on the prairie near Grand Forks, Dakota, a year or two ago were brought to Osceola last Wednesday for interment.  (Tuesday, January 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Moses Johnson
Mrs. Moses Johnson of this borough died very suddenly last Friday afternoon of apoplexy.  We learn that she was attacked on Thursday afternoon while attending to her household duties.  She fell to the floor where Mr. Johnson found her upon coming into the house soon after.  She was only able to articulate a few words and she soon became unconscious and remained in a comatose condition until her death.  Mrs. Johnson was about 50 years of age.  Her maiden name was Sarah Christnot, and she was a native of this borough.  Her husband and two adult children survive her.  She was a most estimable woman and her circle of friends was large.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at Mr. Johnson’s residence.  (Tuesday, January 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Archie LeRoy Cobb
At Pike Mills, Pa., January 17(?), 1886, of pneumonia, Archie LeRoy, only child of Fred and Stella Cobb, aged 8 months.  (Tuesday, January 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Impson
The venerable Robert Impson died at the residence of his son Robert at Kennedy, Pa., in Delmar township last Wednesday morning, January 27, 1886, at the age of about 96 years.  He came to Delmar from Delaware county, NY, about 50 years ago.  He was an esteemed citizen, a pensioner of the war of 1812 and a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Notwithstanding his burdensome years Mr. Impson retained his faculties up to the time of his death and enjoyed a vigorous old age.  He took to his bed only about two months ago and fell gradually and peacefully asleep on Wednesday morning.  So far as we know, Mr. Impson’s death leaves Mr. John Persing the only surviving soldier of the second war of independence, now within the county.  We understand that Mr. Persing lives on Painter Run and that, unlike Mr. Impson, he is blind.  (Tuesday, February 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Dexter P. Catlin
Mr. Dexter P. Catlin, a native of Charleston township in this county, who died a few weeks ago at Emporium, Cameron county, had been a resident of that place for 14 years, and had been actively engaged in business there.  The Emporium Press says that by his death his respected wife loses an amiable and affectionate husband, the Methodist Episcopal Church a substantial and reliable member and the community a trustworthy and public spirited man.  (Tuesday, February 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Hunter, Jr.
Alexander Hunter, Jr., of Fall Brook, a 16 years old lad, died a few days ago from injuries caused by a fall of coal in the mines.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John McNamara
Mr. John McNamara, a brakeman on the Tioga railroad, was instantly killed at Jackson Summit last Thursday night by being caught between the bumpers while coupling coal cars.  He was about 30 years of age and resided at Blossburg. He leaves a wife and several small children.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas Childs
Mr. Thomas Childs, of Morris Run, died suddenly last week Monday morning at the age of 28 years.  The Odd Fellows’ Lodge took charge of the funeral on Tuesday.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles Blanchard
In Lawrence, January 27, 1886, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. G. L. Hurlbut, Mrs. Charles Blanchard, aged 84 years.  Mrs. Blanchard was one of the oldest residents in the Cowanesque valley, having spent all her life since her marriage, nearly 65 years ago, in her late home.  Connected with the Presbyterian Church of Nelson from its organization, she labored for its interests.  Always a friend to the poor, generous, hospitable and amiable, her memory will be a precious legacy to her friends.  She leaves five children--O. H. Blanchard, of Farmington; Mrs. C. B. Hoyt, of Osceola; Mrs. G. L. Hurlbut, of Lawrence; Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Randolph, of Detroit, Mich.; and several grandchildren.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Chester Pride
At Knoxville, Pa., February 4, 1886, of rheumatism, Mrs. Chester Pride, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Dixon Southworth
In Chatham, Pa., January 28, 1886, of heart disease, Mrs. Dixon Southworth, aged 83 years.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Swanson
At Westfield, Pa., January 31, 1886, of consumption, Charles Swanson, aged 26 years.  (Tuesday, February 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Horatio Seymour
Ex Governor Horatio Seymour, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Roscoe Conkling, in Utica, NY, last Friday night.  His health had been precarious for several years, but his death did not seem likely until the middle of last week.  For a score of years Mr. Seymour was a prominent man in the political circles of his State.  He ran for Governor as the Democratic candidate in 1850 and although then defeated he was afterwards twice elected to the office.  Unfortunately for his own fame he was Governor in 1863 when the draft riots in New York city disgraced the State.  Although strenuous efforts have since been made to acquit him of blame in the matter impartial history must record the fact that be then showed rather more of the partisan than the unselfish patriot.  Indeed intense partisanship was his chief defect.  Personally he was a most estimable and honorable gentleman, and he had decided capacity for public affairs.  At the time of his death he was in his 76th year, having been born in Onondaga county, NY, in May, 1810.  (Tuesday, February 16, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Winfield Scott Hancock
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, commanding the military division of the Atlantic Department of the East, died last Tuesday afternoon, at his home on Governor’s Island, from diabetes aggravated by carbuncle.  He had been ill only a week and it was not until Monday that a fatal termination of his illness was apprehended.  On January 27th General Hancock attended by Lieutenant Dapray, went to Washington on private business and put up at Wormley’s.  On Thursday the 28th, he called upon President Cleveland and then upon the Secretary of War, and on Lieutenant General Sheridan.  All that day he complained to Mr. Dapray of a boil on the back of his neck.  On Friday it troubled him so much that he went to the United States Army dispensary where Surgeon O’Reilly lanced the boil and greatly relieved him.  He returned to Governor’s Island at 3:30 o’clock that evening.  On the 2d instant the boil developed into a carbuncle, and for two days General Hancock was quite ill.  On Thursday his symptoms became favorable and on Friday he was at his office attending to official business.  On Saturday, although he refrained from going to his office, he insisted upon giving attention at his house to the official matters of any importance.  Although down stairs for a  few minutes on Sunday morning, he remained in his room the rest of the day.  During the night he alarmed Mrs. Hancock by suddenly appearing in her room, to which she had retired bur a few minutes before.  He was fully dressed and equipped for a journey and asked where his traveling bag was.  He was delirious.  Kidney troubles, which had not been suspected, showed themselves on Monday and Mr. Jaceway attending surgeon at division headquarters, called in Sutherland Medical Director of the Division of the Atlantic.  They decided that the condition of their patient was serious and warned Mrs. Hancock that death might be near at hand.  On Monday night, however, the General seemed very comfortable and Dr. Janeway left him in charge of Hospital Seward Robinson and of his orderly Ward.  Mrs. Hancock was in and out of the room during the night and about 4 o’clock Tuesday morning she noticed a change in the General’s condition.  She at once sent for Dr. Janeway, who found the General almost comatose.  He sent for Col. Sutherland and for Dr. Daniel M. Stinson, of New York city and at once gave hypodermic injections of brandy, whisky, ether and Carbondale of ammonia, separately and combined for the purpose of restoring the sufferer’s strength.  Mrs. Hancock was terribly unstrung by the sudden change in her husband’s condition and could not remain in the room.  As she left the bedside General Hancock awoke for an instant.  Oh Allie--Myra” he said in a weak voice.  Good-- He could say nothing more and relapsed into the state from which he had for a moment emerged.  He did not speak again or even move.  At 2:58 pm he simply ceased to breathe, dying as Dr. Janeway said, quietly like a man who had done his work and as easily as a man going down a flight of stairs.”  The face of the dead soldier was calm and peaceful.  His body, however, was much wasted by his short though sharp sickness.  He had lived until St. Valentine, a day he would have been 62 years of age and under existing law he would have retired from active service upon the same date in 1888. General Hancock leaves no property, real or personal of any great intrinsic value, having always lived generously and spent his annual pay of $7,500 as a Major-General.  It is supposed, indeed,  that his wife’s estate has become so reduced that it will amount to comparatively little.  (Tuesday, February 16, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Bly
Mrs. O. D. Bly died at the residence of Mr. James Shanley on the county farm, last Sunday night.  Mrs. Bly had been in poor health for some years, and for the past three months she had been rapidly failing.  She came to this place from Jackson with her late husband in January, 1880, when he became superintendent of the Poorhouse.  She was 56 years of age and was a most estimable woman.  Her maiden name was Susan Miller, and she was a native of Jackson.  The remains will be taken to Millerton where the funeral will be held tomorrow.  Mrs. Bly’s disease was of a peculiar nature, being in the nature of a tumor.  She requested that an autopsy should be held and accordingly yesterday Drs. Hugh L. Davis, of this borough and E. G. Drake, of Antrim, made an examination and pronounced the disease to have been cancer of the spleen.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Calvin Baxter
Mr. Calvin Baxter, who died suddenly at the residence of his son ex Sheriff Harry Baxter, in Nelson last Wednesday night, was born in Smithville, Chenango county, NY, January 18, 1822.  His parents moved to the town of Addison, now Tuscarora, Steuben county, settling about two miles north of the village of Nelson when Calvin was two years old.  The lad was educated in the district schools of his native State and at Nelson, spending his time when not in school upon his father’s farm, a portion of which he owned at the time of his death.  He became a farmer and an industrious and systematic one, and the buildings, fences and general appearance of his farm bespoke the thorough, thrifty and progressive farmer.  He was married in 1842 to Phebe Williams, of the town of Troupsburgh, Steuben county, NY, and he lived upon and cultivated his own farm until the spring of 1873, except for two years, when he was engaged in the mercantile business at Nelson with his brother George H. Baxter, late Associate Judge of the county.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frederick Sunderlin
Pike Mills, February 21, 1886.--Frederick Sunderlin, a young man about 22 years of age, was instantly killed this morning while at work for King Brothers, on their log slide at Johnson Brook near this place.  As no person was with him at the time, it is not known how the accident occurred.  His was evidently struck by a saw log.  His skull was crushed, and he was otherwise bruised.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Benjamin S. Dartt
At Canton, February 13, 1886, of Brights’s disease of the kidneys, Major Benjamin S. Dartt, aged 57 years.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lydia Parkhurst Loveland
At Elkland, Pa., February 16, 1886, of pneumonia, Lydia Parkhurst, wife of Frank G. Loveland, aged 54 years.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Christine Marquart
At East Point, Pa., February 13, 1886, Mrs. Christine Marquart, aged 60 years, 6 months and 5 days.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Casper McClelland
At Columbia X Roads, Pa., February 10, 1886, of cancer, Mrs. Casper McClelland, aged 46(?) years.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

B. S. Tears
At Canton, Pa., February 12(?), 1886, of heart disease, B. S. Tears, aged 67(?) years.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lydia Loveland
Mrs. F. G. Loveland of Elkland, died last Tuesday of pneumonia, after an illness of a few days.  She had been an invalid for some years.  Her maiden name was Lydia Parkhurst. Her remains were taken to Springfield, Bradford county, her former home for interment.  Mrs. Loveland was 54 years of age.  She was an estimable woman.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. W. A. Mitchell
Mrs. W. A. Mitchell died at her home in Middlebury on the 3d instant, in the 40th year of her age of consumption.  She had been confined to her home and room for several months and her demise was not unexpected by her family and friends.  She had long been a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist Church of Middlebury, and the other members of the Church will long miss their willing fellow worker.  The funeral service was held at her late home and in compliance with her own request, it was conducted by Rev. Mr. Mathews of this borough.  (Tuesday, February 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Marcia A. Beach
At Wellsboro, Pa., February 28, 1886, Marcia A., wife of J. A. Beach, aged 33 years.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Abram Mills
At Round Top, Pa., February 11, 1886, of nervous prostration, Mr. Abram Mills.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Helen R. Mitchell
At Crooked Creek, Pa., February 2, 1886, of consumption, Helen R., wife of William A. Mitchell, aged 39 years, 10 months and 22 days.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susanna Parkhurst
In Ward, Pa., February 21, 1886, Mrs. Susanna Parkhurst, aged 87 years and 10 months.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James J. Tunney
Mr. James J. Tunney, a prominent business man of Westfield, died very suddenly in that borough a week ago last Saturday.  He was taken with a pain in his stomach, and soon became unconscious and died in a few hours.  He was 44 years of age, and he held a life insurance of $4,500.  He leaves a wife and five children.  Mr. Tunney was a leading member of the Masonic Order and of the Knights of Honor, and the Lodges attended his funeral last week in a body.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Hannibal M. Tanner
Mr. Hannibal M. Tanner, of Rutland Hill, Pa., died last Sunday, February 28, 1886,  in the 26th year of his age of typhoid fever.  .  He had been married about two years, and his wife and infant child survive him.  Mr. Tanner was an excellent citizen and had been elected to several local offices.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward W. Ross
Mr. Edward W. Ross died at his home in Jamestown, NY, last week Monday, at the age of 62 years.  Mr. Ross was engaged in lumbering in this county about 20 years ago, and for a time he resided in this borough and afterwards at Mansfield.  He was a brother of the late A. J. Ross, of Mansfield.  He had been in poor health for some years.  Messrs. Charles S. Ross, of Mansfield, and E. H. Ross, of this borough, nephews of the deceased, attended the funeral at Jamestown last Thursday.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Miller
The Millerton Advocate says that an 8 year old son of Mr. Irvine Miller, who lives between one and two miles northwest of that village, while eating popped corn, last week Sunday, breathed a kernel into this windpipe, and being unable to expel it, died on Tuesday of suffocation.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jesse A. Beach
Last Sunday morning Mrs. Jesse A. Beach, of this borough, died of rheumatism of the heart after an illness of three weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Beach moved to this place from Elmira about eight years ago, and since that time Mr. Beach has held a responsible position in the marble works of Johnson & VanDusen.  Mrs. Beach was about 38 years of age.  She was an estimable woman and enjoyed the esteem of a large circle of friends.  She leaves four children, the eldest being 11 years old.  The funeral is to be held today at 2 o’clock p. m., from the house of Mr. Beach.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Evans Chamberlain
Mr. Evans Chamberlain died yesterday at the County Poor house after a protracted illness.  He was about 41 years of age.  He was brought to the Poor house something over one year ago from Morris Run.  (Tuesday, March 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Arthur Goodspeed, Sr.
Mr. Arthur Goodspeed, Sr., of West Covington, died very suddenly, a week ago last Friday at the age of 80 years.  Mr. Goodspeed ate his dinner and smoked his pipe apparently feeling as well as usual.  Soon after that he went to an outbuilding where his dead body was found a few minutes later.  He leaves an aged wife with whom he had lived 60 years, one son Arthur Goodspeed, Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. Abel Rockwell, to mourn his loss.  (Tuesday, March 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Estie Goodman
At Elkland, Pa., February 22, 1886, of consumption, Miss Estie Goodman, aged 21 years.  (Tuesday, March 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rebecca Rumsey
At Mainesburg, Pa., February 26, 1886, Mrs. Rebecca Rumsey, aged 71 years.  (Tuesday, March 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nellie Tipple
At Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, February 18, 1886, Nellie, daughter of Dr. Robert D. Tipple, formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., aged 10 years.  (Tuesday, March 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Dickinson
Mr. Samuel Dickinson died at his home in this borough last Wednesday evening, of pneumonia.  Mr. Dickinson was born in Harpersville, Broome county, NY, July 22, 1805.  He came to Wellsboro over 50 years ago and engaged in lumbering.  He built three large saw-mills on Pine creek, and for 17 years he followed the river, missing the spring trip down with the flood but once in that time.  Mr. Dickinson informed us not long since that he had rafted more than fifty million feet of pine lumber to market by way of Pine creek, but that he never made a cent, on the whole, in his lumbering operations.  About 1845 he sold his timber lands to Messrs. Phelps & Dodge, of New York city, and purchased the farm just above this borough on the Pine Creek road.  After that time he amassed considerable property.  Mr. Dickinson was a man of strong convictions and great tenacity of purpose.  He leaves a widow, three sons who are engaged in business in the West, and two daughters who reside here.  The funeral was attended at his late residence last Sunday afternoon by a large number of people, when the Episcopal service was read by Rev. Mr. Ware, rector of St. Paul’s Church.  (Tuesday, March 16, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Abernathy
At Mardin, Pa., March 10, 1886, of cancer of the stomach, Mr. Robert Abernathy, aged 55 years.  (Tuesday, March 16, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Deacon I. P. Keeney
At Holidaytown, in Middlebury, Pa., March 11, 1886, Deacon I. P. Keeney, aged 84 years.  (Tuesday, March 16, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William M. Clark
Mr. William M. Clark died of typhoid pneumonia a few days ago at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Campbell, at Nelson.  Mr. Clark was 72 years of age and he was a most exemplary citizen.  (Tuesday, March 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lavina Monro
At Sylvania, Pa., March 6, 1886, Mrs. Lavina Monro, wife of Peter Monro, aged 75 years.  (Tuesday, March 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Rumsey
At Los Angeles, Cal., February 18, 1886, of consumption, George A., son of O. S. and Fanny Rumsey, of Mainesburg, Pa., in the 31st year of his age.  (Tuesday, March 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Abigail Bates
Miss Abigail Bates died a few days ago at Scituate, Mass., aged 89 years.  She was one of two heroines who during the war of 1812 drove the British forces from that harbor by concealing themselves in the bushes and playing vigorously upon the fife and drum, thereby leading the enemy to believe a large force was ready to receive them.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward Steinmann
Last Saturday afternoon the dead body of Mr. Edward Steinmann, a painter residing in Blossburg, was discovered lying on the bank of a small creek near the residence of Mr. John Bloom, in Richmond township, about three miles west of Mansfield.  The body was frozen to the earth and partially covered by flood wood and it was evident that it had been there some time.  An empty bottle lying under an adjacent bridge gave a clue to the cause of the man’s unfortunate end.  An inquest was held and it was ascertained that about the middle of January.  Mr. Bloom sent word to Steinmann, at Blossburg, to come down and do some painting.  As he did not put in an appearance, Mr. Bloom very naturally thought he did not care to take the job.  Steinmann did start for Mr. Bloom’s and it is thought that he was intoxicated and fell upon the way and was overcome by the cold during the storm on the 23d of January.  Steinmann was a man of about middle age, and for some years he had been addicted to drink.  He formerly resided in this borough, where he worked at his trade with his brother the late C. L. Steinmann.  He went from here to Blossburg where he has resided for a number of years.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. S. Hoagland
Mr. J. S. Hoagland, an old and respected citizen of Covington, died last Friday at the age of 85 years after a three weeks illness.  He had resided in this county for 45 years.  His son, Mr. W. S. Hoagland is a well-known resident of this borough.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William G. Seely
Brookfield, March 26, 1886.---Mr. William G. Seely died on Sunday night, the 14th instant.  He was born in this town on the 16th of February, 1882.  When President Lincoln called for volunteers in 1861, Mr. Seely promptly responded by enlisting in Company A of the Bucktails.  He was in the Army over three years, and was a first class soldier never shirking any duty, but always ready to perform his part in camp or in battle.  Eighteen years ago he professed religion and was baptized with about 20 others in the waters of Troup’s creek, a hole being cut through ice 12” thick.  He became a member of the Troup’s Creek Baptist Church, was elected a deacon and was shortly afterward ordained.  He was a true Christian and a useful citizen.  The Church of which he was a member has not had regular preaching in several years, so there are now no active members of it.  I have heard some talk of putting new life into it and wish it might be done.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James J. Dawson
At Stony Fork, Pa., March 24, 1886, of pneumonia, James J. Dawson, aged 19 years, 4 months and 14 days.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Zilpha Foss Fleming
At Glencove, Kansas, March 8, 1886, Zilpha Foss, wife of William Fleming and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Foss, formerly of Stony Fork, Pa.  She was an estimable woman.  She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nettie Karr
At Wellsboro, March 28, 1886, of inflammation of the bowels, Nettie, infant daughter of William P. and Isadore Karr, aged nearly two years.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. H. W. Thomas
At Nauvoo, Pa., April 26, 1886, of paralysis, Mr. H. W. Thomas, aged 69 years.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Estella Thomas
At Nauvoo, Pa., February 27, 1886, of consumption, Estella, youngest daughter of the late H. W. Thomas, aged 22 years, 5 months and 26 days.  She was sorely afflicted, and she bore her cross with Christian faith and resignation.  (Tuesday, March 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Barney McAuley
Barney McAuley, the actor, is dead.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Leary
Mrs. Sarah Leary, the oldest person in central Illinois, died recently, aged 106 years.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas G. Gay
Thomas G. Gay died at Portsmouth, NH, last week Monday.  During the war he was one of the volunteers who, in a steam launch, ascended the Cape Fear river to Plymouth, NC, 20 miles within the Confederate lines, and in the face of a hot fire blew up the iron-clad Albemarle.  He was captured and confined in Libby prison until the end of the war.  His share of the Albemarle prize money was $23,500.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Cady
At Nelson, Pa., March 13, 1886, of cholera infantum, Henry, only son of George and Lydia Cady, aged 6 months and 2 days.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Andrew J. Clark
In Clymer, Pa., March 14, 1886, Andrew J. Clark, aged nearly 84(?) years.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Goodall
At the residence of Edwin Pratt in Richmond township, March 10(?), 1886, Mrs. Laura Goodall, aged 72 years.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. S. Hoagland
At Covington, Pa., on Friday, March 26, 1886, Mr. J. S. Hoagland, aged 8-(?) years.  (Tuesday, April 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Julia O Mearn
Mrs. Julia O Mearn, of Greenville, Pa., was shot and killed last Tuesday evening by her little son, who was playing with a gun.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Huy
Joseph Huy, of Hornby, Steuben county, while wandering in his sleep fell down the cellar stairs of his house and broke his neck.  Death was instantaneous.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elias Wygant
Elias Wygant was found dead in his bed on Thursday morning, April 1st, at Howard, Steuben county.  Mr. Wygant was about 80 years old and had been in ill health for some time.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. B. Hawley
Hon. E. B. Hawley, for 12 years one of the proprietors of the Montrose Democrat died a few days ago.  For some time Mr. Hawley’s mental faculties were impaired.  Since his restoration to reason his health though delicate was supposed to be improving.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Jack
James Jack, a well known resident of Thurston, Steuben county, while preparing for bed a few evenings ago and without any warning, fell to the floor and expired.  He had been in ill health for some time, but was much improved apparently.  He was about 60 years of age.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. King J. Towner
Mr. King J. Towner died last Thursday at Big Flats, NY, of pneumonia, after only a few days’ illness.  Mr. Towner formerly resided in Middlebury, then in Charleston, and last year he rented a farm at Canoe Camp.  A few weeks ago he moved to Big Flats, where he had rented a farm.  It is a singular circumstance that he died upon his 50th birthday.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  The funeral was held on Saturday.  His wife and seven children survive him.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Langan
Mr. George Langan, an old and well-known citizen of Gaines, died a few days ago at the age of 70 years.  The remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas Peake
Mr. Thomas Peake, of Charleston township, died last Saturday very suddenly.  His funeral was held at his late residence on Sunday, Rev. O. C. Hills, of this borough, officiating.  Mr. Peake was about 76 years of age, and was an old and well-known resident of Charleston.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Philip Kohler
Mr. Philip Kohler, an old pioneer settler of this township, died on the 2d instant, aged 86 years and 8 months.  Mr. Kohler came to Liberty in the year 1821, and was a well-known and prominent man in the township and county 40 years ago.  He was a native of Germany.  (Tuesday, April 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Cole
Last night Mr. John Cole, the man who was recently shot by Smith at Nelson, died from his wound.  (Tuesday, April 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Cordelia Keeney
At Ansonia, Pa., April 6, 1886, Cordelia, wife of Richard M. Keeney, and daughter of Erastus Niles aged 62(?) years.  She died as she lived a true Christian woman.  (Tuesday, April 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Melinda Vradenburg
In Deerfield, Pa., April 11, 1886, of paralysis, Mrs. Melinda Vradenburg, aged 21(?) years.  (Tuesday, April 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Julian S. Rumsey
Julian S. Rumsey, ex Mayor of Chicago, died last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. H. Arnett
Dr. J. H. Arnett, aged 70 years, Superintendent of the American Express Company, died at Niagara Falls a few days ago from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William E. Forster
William E. Forster, who was Chief Secretary for Ireland under the previous Gladstone Ministry, is dead.  He had been ill for some time.  Mr. Forster was 68 years of age.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David Close
David Close died at Bayonne, NY, a few days ago, at the age of 101 years and nearly four months having his mental powers to the last.  He served in the war of 1812, and came out as Lieutenant.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frank Derbyshire
Mr. Frank R. Derbyshire, of Delmar, died last Friday morning, of pneumonia, after an illness of several weeks.  He was well known and esteemed by a large number of acquaintances in this region.  He was about 35 years of age.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ware officiating, and the remains were interred in the Wellsboro cemetery.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Willcox
Mrs. B. C. Willcox, of Stony Fork, died quite suddenly at about 12 o’clock last Sunday night.  She had been sick for some weeks, but up to a few hours before her death she seemed in a fair way to recover.  Her maiden name was Mary Lewis, and she was born at Post Creek, Steuben county, about 50 years ago.  She was an excellent Christian woman and was highly esteemed by her neighbors.  Her funeral will be held at the residence of Mr. Willcox this morning at 10 o’clock.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. M. A. Phelps
Mrs. M. A. Phelps, relict of O. H. Phelps, died at Mansfield last week Sunday, at the age of 88 years.  She had resided in that borough for 40 years and was respected by all.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alonzo H. Gorton
A telegram from Corning yesterday morning announced the sudden death of Mr. Alonzo H. Gorton, the Superintendent of the Fall Brook Company’s railways.  His death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy.  It is said that he was apparently in good health on Sunday and that he was at his office during the evening.  Mr. Gorton was in his 58th year, and he was a thoroughly practical and efficient railroad man.  He had filled the responsible post of Superintendent for 22 years, and his death will be deeply regretted, not only by the officers of the road which he so faithfully served, but by very many people in this and the neighboring counties, whose business relations had brought them in contact with him.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Eli Dartt
Mr. Eli Dart, an old and highly respected citizen of Covington, died last Friday morning.  He had been in poor health for time.  Mr. Dartt was a son of Justus Dartt, of Charleston.  He had been a resident of Covington for many years, and he was esteemed by all who knew him.  The funeral was held on Sunday at the M. E. church in Covington.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Bauer
At Arnot, Pa., April 12, 1886, William Bauer, aged 70 years.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Boyles
At Blossburg, April 14, 1886, James Boyles.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sabina M. Charles
In Brookfield, Pa., April 7, 1886, Sabina M., wife of Richard L. Charles, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Archibald Lamont
At Round Top, Pa., April 15, 1886, after a prolonged illness, Archibald Lamont.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Priscilla Mann
In Jackson, Pa., April 2, 1886, Mrs. Priscilla Mann, aged 75 years, 6 months and 6 days.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fanny M. Montgomery
In Sullivan, Pa., April 13, 1886, Fanny M., wife of Eugene Montgomery, and daughter of the late Mrs. Rebecca Rumsey, aged 32 years.  (Tuesday, April 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Franklin Robertson
Charles Franklin Robertson, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Missouri, died in St. Louis last Saturday morning.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Wendell Phillips
Mrs. Wendell Phillips, widow of the distinguished Abolitionist and orator, died at her residence in Boston last week.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eugene Louis Gabriel Isabey
Eugene Louis Gabriel Isabey, a noted French artist and painter of the picture “The Temptation of St. Anthony,” is dead.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George E. Graham
George E. Graham, the evangelist and wife murderer, was taken from the jail at Springfield, Mo., last Tuesday, by a mob and hanged.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Anne Bannon
At Morris Run, April 20, 1886, Miss Anne Bannon, of consumption.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William P. Blanchard
At Manchester, Dakota, April 14, 1886, of pneumonia, William P., eldest son of O. H. Blanchard, of Farmington, Pa., aged 28 years.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Retta D. Hymes
In Middlebury, Pa., May 1, 1886, Retta D., wife of Mr. B. C. Hymes, aged 39 years.  The funeral will be held at Mr. Hymes, a residence on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Trimble
At Blossburg, April 10, 1886, Mrs. William Trimble.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Clara Belle Warriner
In Liberty, Pa., May 2, 1886, Clara Belle, daughter of I. M. and H. Elizabeth Warriner, aged 10 years and 10 days.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Schuyler Lewis
Mr. Schuyler Lewis, a respected citizen of Westfield, died last week Monday at the age of 80 years.  Mr. Lewis came to this county and located in Brookfield township in 1818, and he had been a resident of the borough of Westfield since 1834.  He leaves a wife and five brothers.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Francis C. Cunningham
Mr. Francis C. Cunningham, of Blossburg, died at the residence of his son-in-law, George W. Morgan, in that borough, last week Monday, at the age of 63 years.  (Tuesday, May 4, 11, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frederick Tubbs
In Ward, Pa., May 3, 1886, of general debility, Mr. Frederick Tubbs, aged 78 years.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jas. C. Marshall
Jas. C. Marshall, of the Erie bar, died a few days ago at the age of 87.  He had been a practicing attorney 60 years, an active Democrat all his life and in 1844 presided over the Democratic State Convention.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Norman Lounsberry, wife and nephew
At Lounsberry, four miles west of Owego, NY, last week Monday morning, Norman Lounsberry, aged 72, shot and killed his wife, aged 17, and his nephew, and then killed himself.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jeremiah McCarthy
Jeremiah McCarthy, of Elmira, was struck by a Lehigh train at the Northern Central coal-pockets, Tuesday evening, and instantly killed.  He leaves a wife and four children.  One of his sons was killed near the same spot in much the same way only a short time ago.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Horning
Mr. George Horning, of Blossburg, died on last Wednesday, after a four days’ illness, of pneumonia.  He was 43 years of age.  He had been engaged in lumbering near Blossburg.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Plunkett
Mr. William Plunkett, driver of the Lackawanna omnibus at Corning was run away with last Wednesday evening and dragged about 600 feet up Market street.  His right leg was broken and crushed from the knee to the ankle and had to be amputated.  He was badly bruised about the back and other leg and he died from the shock the next morning.  The runaway thrilled the people on the sidewalks who saw him pinned fast between the whiffle tree and wheel.  He was 49 years old and leaves a destitute wife and young daughter.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Harry Baker
At West Lawrence, Pa., May 10, 1886, Harry Baker, aged 26 years.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Cunningham
At Sylvania, Pa., May 1(?), 1886, of paralysis, Henry Cunningham, aged 51 years.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eleanor Moore
In Delmar, Pa., May 21, 1886, Eleanor, wife of Adelbert Moore, aged 31(?) years, 8 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arthur Gray-Howe
Rev. Arthur Gray-Howe, an English clergyman who died a short time ago, left $20,000,000 to two sons.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Durbin Ward
Gen. Durbin Ward, one of the noted Democrats of Ohio, died at his home in Lebanon a few days ago.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dio Lewis
Dr. Dio Lewis, author and reformer, died at Yonkers, NY, a few days ago.  The cause of death was crysipcias.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George H. Butler
George H. Butler, a nephew of Benjamin F. Butler, and at one time prominent in dramatic and newspaper circles, died at Washington a few days ago.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Hand
Samuel Hand, ex-Judge of the Court of Appeals, died at Albany a few days ago from congestion of the brain, following the development of a cancer on the tongue.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank P. Gray
Frank P. Gray, a leading lawyer of Atlanta, was shot and killed a few days ago by Town Marshall Jones.  The tragedy arose out of a dispute about a cow.  Jones is in jail.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Alice Pendleton
Mrs. Alice Pendleton, wife of Hon. George Pendleton, of Ohio, Minister to Germany, was thrown from a carriage and killed in Central Park, New York, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Elias Jaquish
Mr. Elias Jaquish, of Covington, who was taken to the Warren Insane Asylum a few weeks ago, died last Tuesday at that institution.  The remains were brought to Covington for burial.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James McKernon
Last Thursday afternoon, while Mr. James McKernon was felling trees in the back woods near Blossburg, a dead limb came down and struck him upon the head, killing him instantly.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Russell Shaw
Mr. Russell Shaw, an old and respected citizen of Farmington, died very suddenly last Thursday night.  He was taken ill the night before.  Mr. Shaw had resided in Farmington over 30 years.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sampson Babb
Mr. Sampson Babb--better known through all this region as Sampy Babb--died at his home near Hoytville last Wednesday of consumption.  He had been declining and partially confined to the house for about two months before his death.  He was an old resident of Morris township and had lived for the past 35 years on the place where he died.  He was well known in this part of the county and was liked by all who knew him for his invariable good nature.  He served in the Union army for three years and was a brave and faithful soldier of the Republic.  His comrades of the Hoytville Post of the Grand Army laid his mortal remains at rest in the old cemetery five miles below Hoytville.  The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Hoytville on Friday and it was largely attended.  Rev. O. C. Hills of this borough and Rev. Warren Lewis of Morris conducted the services and Mr. Hills preached the sermon.  (Tuesday, June 1, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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