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1886-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries
Mr. William E. Plunkett
A few evenings ago Mr. William E. Plunkett was driving the omnibus from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western depot to the hotel in Wayland, Steuben county.  One of the lines dropped, and he stooped down on the tongue and tried to reach it.  The motion frightened the horses, and one of them began to kick, and hit the man, knocking him back between the spring and the wheel and in some manner holding him fast.  The team ran at a fearful pace some distance before being stopped, and when the wounded man was removed it was found that his right leg was nearly torn from his body and he had received internal injuries from which he soon died.  He leaves a wife and one child.  (Tuesday, June 8, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Asa R. Parks
John O’Brien killed Asa R. Parks, a fellow convict, at the Joliet prison a few days ago, using a heavy iron spade.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Eppa Strait
Miss Eppa Strait, of Osceola, who was so severely injured as Aspen, Colorado, on the 3d instant, by a fall from a bell tower, an account of which we published last week, died the following day from her injuries.  She was an intelligent and accomplished young woman, well known in this county and universally esteemed.  She was 27 years of age.  The remains were interred as Aspen, and a memorial service was held at Osceola.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nathan Grinnell
Mr. Nathan Grinnell, an old and respected citizen of Lawrenceville, died suddenly last week Sunday evening of pneumonia.  The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in that borough on Thursday the services being conducted by the Odd Fellows Lodge of which Mr. Grinnell had been the presiding elder.  His wife and two adult sons survive him.  Mr. Grinnell had been one of the substantial business men of Lawrenceville for many years.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Hughes
John Hughes, about 22 years of age, was at a picnic at Morrellville, Cambria county, a few days ago.  In the evening he escorted a young lady home.  He had been drinking and it is supposed indulged more after leaving the lady.  Returning home late in the night he walked on the railroad and it is thought sat down to rest and then fell asleep, when an engine struck him and severed his head from his body.  He was a well to do young man and generally respected in the community in which he lived.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Hurlburt
Last Saturday evening a party of a dozen or more young men were bathing in the Cowanesque river at Nelson.  Among the number was Charles Hurlburt, a young man about 19 years of age, son of Mr. George Hurlburt, a prosperous farmer at that place.  The boys were having a happy time in the twilight splashing about in the water.  Finally Hurlburt and another young man swam across the river and went up on the bank.  His companion started back, but Hurlburt said he was tired and would follow after he rested a little.  The river was about 100 feet wide at that point.  Hurlburt was seen to start to swim across, but before he had gone far his head disappeared under the water.  His companions supposed that he was driving as they had been doing before and thought nothing of it.  But he did not reappear, and the boys became alarmed.  Ernest Baxter and several others plunged to the bottom many times in search of Hurlburt, but did not succeed in finding him.  It was only after a search of nearly two hours and by dragging the river bottom that the body of the drowned young man was recovered.  Charles Hurlburt was a young man of much promise and he was esteemed by all who knew him.  His sad death has cast a gloom over the entire community.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, and it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas Birmingham
Last week Monday evening the section gang at work between State Line and Seely Creek on the Tioga railroad came up to the latter station with the intention of attaching their hand car to the year of a coal train standing at that station to be taken to their homes at Millerton.  The Millerton Advocate says that a brakeman of the coal train playfully put a small stone on the rail as the small car rapidly approached but the car passed safely over the slight obstruction.  O’Leary fireman of the pusher engine further down the track, observing this seized a partially burned and rotted tie and laid it also on the track probably thinking the workmen would stop the car or that it would pass over the stick without harm.  The result was that Mr. Daniel Ahern and Mr. Thomas Birmingham who sat with their feet hanging off in front of the car were thrown to the track by the concussion, and the car wheels passed over Ahern’s head and Birmingham’s breast or abdomen.  Ahern’s jaw was broken in three places his face and head were badly cut and bruised and he was taken up for dead.  Birmingham’s injuries were not at the time supposed to be serious but he died upon the depot platform at Millerton, where the injured men were taken on the evening express which came along just after the accident.  Mr. Birmingham was a quiet, industrious man, 65 years of age, and he leaves a family of three sons and three daughters.  He was a very estimable citizen and a devoted member of an Elmira Catholic Church at which place the funeral was held on Wednesday.  Mr. Daniel Ahern has been a section boss ever since the road was built.  He has a wife and nine children who are all dependent upon his daily earnings.  It is but proper to state that the Railroad Company is acting fairly and justly in the matter, and Mr. Ahern has received the assurance that all expenses incurred will be assumed by the officials and the injured man’s pay will go right along while he’s disabled.  It is thought that he will recover.  The Millerton paper remarks that the habit of sky larking among railroad men has been very noticeable.  Mr. O’Leary the cause of the casualty, was an acquaintance and friend of both the victims and of course apprehended no harm when he perpetrated the foolish little act that resulted so disastrously.  (Tuesday, June 15, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Sloan
Mrs. William Sloan, of Stanford, Vt., drowned her four-year-old son to spite her husband.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Geerin
Daniel Gerrin died last week, near Watertown, Wis., aged 109 years.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John VanOrder
Mr. John VanOrder, a well-known and esteemed citizen of Blossburg, died very suddenly, of paralysis, on the 12th instant.  He was 60 years.  He was stricken down while at work about his barn in the evening and he was helped into the house.  He grew rapidly worse and expired a few hours later.  He had resided at Blossburg for almost 20 years.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Benj. Garrison
At Millerton, Pa., June 6, 1886, Mrs. Benj. Garrison, aged 16 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Monroe
William Monroe, a lad about nine years of age, was drowned while bathing near Towanda a few days ago.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Carson
Last Thursday forenoon, the seven year old son of Mr. William Carson was riding upon the small engine which runs between the mines and the coal shutes at Antrim.  The locomotive stopped near the shutes, and the lad got off and was standing on the track a few feet in front of it when the engine started up.  The little fellow was knocked down and terribly crushed by the gear wheels underneath the engine.  The boy lived two or three hours after the accident.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Goodwin Fuller
Mr. Goodwin Fuller, a man of nearly 80 years, was instantly killed by being struck by a freight train, at Canton, last Tuesday morning.  He was walking upon the track, and when the train was close upon him he seemed too bewildered to get out of the way.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles C. Redfield
Mr. Charles C. Redfield, of the Lawrenceville Herald, has the sympathy of many friends in his recent bereavement by the death of his estimable wife after a prolonged illness.  Mrs. Redfield was 24 years of age, and leaves four children.  The funeral was held at Lawrenceville last week Sunday.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John L. Sexton
Judge John L. Sexton, father of Mr. John L. Sexton, Jr., of Blossburg, died at Big Flats, NY, last Wednesday, in his 89th year.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Howe
Gaines, July 2, 1886.--More than 50 years ago there came into this county and settled in the vicinity of Wellsboro a young man 19 years of age, who thus entered upon his struggle for a competence.  The giants of the forests fell rapidly before his axe, and soon might have been seen open spaces of land prepared for cultivation, to produce the means wherewith to rear around him his family in comfort and respectability.  Years of hard tell-perseverance and honest endeavor succeeded each other until a pleasant rural home was hewn out of the forest.  The young pioneer who thus did his share of the work of making the wilderness to blossom as the rose was Mr. William Howe, who by a life of steady industry and upright dealing won the respect, the confidence and friendship of all his neighbors.  He was converted when 18 years of age, and he lived a consistent, Christian life, seeking purity of heart, loving God and ever solicitous for the spiritual and moral well-being of those around him.  For some years past his health was not very good, and the last winter was a trying one for him, resulting in a protracted illness which ended in his death on the 23d of June in the 80th year of his age.  To mourn their loss and also to rejoice in his gain he left a wife, a son and two daughters.  His funeral was held last Friday, the services being conducted by Rev. G. H. Allatt, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Gaines, who took for his text the Apostle Paul’s triumphant declaration in his second epistle to Timothy,-- “I have fought the good fight,” etc.  Rev. Mr. Boyce, of Stony Fork, read the lessons at the funeral, and an excellent choir furnished appropriate music.  The old pioneer’s remains were conveyed to their resting place in the cemetery at Stony Fork, followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors anxious to show their respect for one who had lived so long and so usefully among them.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Frank W. Husted
At Millerton, Pa., June 13, 1886, after a short illness, Mrs. Frank W. Husted.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. May C.  Jennings
At Elmira, NY, June 26, 1886, May C., wife of Dr. W. H. Jennings, of Blossburg, Pa., aged 33 years.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Hart
A fatal and singular accident befell Charles Hart, aged 16 years, at Cohocton, Steuben county, a few days ago.  He was pulling stumps with John Shilo.  Shilo had started up the team, and just as the slack had been taken up turned around and saw young Hart lying on the ground and ran to him, but he expired very soon.  An examination showed that the tension of the chain had caused the link called a “cold shut” to fly off with such force that, striking him in the breast, it had gone almost through his body.  (Tuesday, July 6, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Thomas
Mrs. Mary Thomas, of Avondale, Del., fell from a cherry tree the other day and was caught by the neck in a crotch formed by two limbs, where she hung and strangled to death.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Paul H. Hayne
Paul H. Hayne, the Southern poet, died at his home, Copse Hill, near Grovetown, Ga., at 8 o’clock last Tuesday evening.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George B. Corkhill
Col. George B. Corkhill, who will be remembered as having prosecuted the Government case in the Guiteau trial, died last Tuesday at Mount Pleasant, Iowa.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Godfrey S. Chase
Keeneyville, July 10, 1886.--Last Monday morning, as Frank Goodwin and his brother were peeling bark about half a mile from Keeneyville, they discovered the body of a man.  Notice of the fact was immediately given, and Dr. A. Niles and myself, accompanied by about 20 others, went to the spot and found the body to be that of Godfrey S. Chase.  After a partial examination the body was brought to the village and cared for.  An inquest held at eight o’clock the same evening, with Dr. A. Niles as physician and M. L. Wilson, Clark Roe, A. M. Keeney, C. V. Bixby, Ira Keeney and Dr. Niles as jury, it was decided that the deceased came to his death by apoplexy, no indication of his having been otherwise injured or foully dealt with being found.  A small amount of money, some keys, letters, etc., were found in his pockets, but a watch that he had carried for some time has not yet been found.  The deceased was a man of Christian character.  The funeral is to be held on Sunday, July 11, at 11 am., and Rev. S. Butler will officiate.  Geo. D. Keeney.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sumner Wilson
Mr. Sumner Wilson, one of the pioneers of Covington, died at the residence of Joseph Bennett, in that place a few days ago after an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Wilson came with his parents to this county from Amherst, Mass., in the spring of 1818, and located one mile north of Covington on what is now known as the Wilson homestead.  Here he spent most of his active life, but of late, on account of failing health, he had resided with his sister.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Baird
In Shirley township, Huntingdon county, on Tuesday afternoon, a 17 year old son of Adam Baird started a fire in the barn while playing with matches.  The barn and dwelling were destroyed, and the boy was burned to death in the barn.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emma English
At her home in Delmar, Pa., July 3, 1886, Emma, wife of Mr. W. W. English and daughter of the late William Howe.  Mrs. English had been a great sufferer, having had helpless.  She was about 40 years of age, and leaves a husband and adopted child to mourn her loss.  The funeral was held on Monday, July 5th, at her late home, and her remains were attended to the cemetery at Wellsboro by a number of loving friends and neighbors.  Rev. G. H. Allett officiated, assisted by Rev. W. H. Ferrel.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Clarissa Hooker
At Nelson, Pa., July 2, 1886, Clarissa, wife of Thomas Hooker, aged 58 years.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Kolb
At Potter Brook, Pa., June 29, 1886, William Kolb, aged 45 years.  (Tuesday, July 13, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Willis Wickham
Mr. Willis Wickham, of Elmira, died a few days ago from an overdose of laudanum.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Packard
Captain Samuel Packard died at Malden, Mass., recently, aged 100 years and five months.  He retained his faculties to the last.  He was born in Rowley, Mass., and for many years was a sea captain.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Brown
While bathing in Farnum’s pond, in Genesee township, Potter county, Frank Brown, a son of Mrs. Dingman, of Ellisburg, was drowned.  The deceased was about 24 years of age and unmarried.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Aaron Rumsey
Mr. Aaron Rumsey, an aged and esteemed citizen of Sullivan township, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Isabella Sherman
Last week Monday afternoon Miss Isabella Sherman, a young girl of 17 years and a native of this county, deliberately threw herself upon the track of the Erie railway about three miles south of Rochester, NY, and was crushed by a freight engine and several cars.  The Democrat and Chronicle gives the following details:  Engineer Walker noticed a woman walking along the east side of the track.  At this point there is a cattle-guard, and the train was slowing up to make a stop there.  When the train was about five rods from the girl she crossed the track to the west side, where she turned around and looked at the approaching train until it was about 60 feet from her, when she jumped up the embankment, clutched hold of the rails with both hands and pulled her body across the ties.  The engineer reversed his engine and blew for the brakes, but before he could stop six cars had passed over her prostrate body, mangling it in a most horrible manner.  Both lower limbs were severed at the trunk, and the right leg was also severed at the knee, while the left one was torn to pieces.  The right hand was crushed and her face torn and bruised so that death must have been instantaneous.  The body was taken to the morgue, and a letter was found upon it addressed to “Charlie,” at the United States Hotel in Rochester, in which she charged him with being the cause of all her sorrows by deserting her.  She gave directions in regard to the disposal of her personal effects, among which were pictures and letters to be sent to Mr. George Dickinson, of Keeneyville, Pa.  Miss Sherman went to Rochester some weeks ago.  She was pretty, industrious and, according to the testimony, ladylike in demeanor.  On the 5th she went to Charlotte with a man named Charles Cottenden, and they occupied the same room at the hotel.  He afterward deserted her, and Miss Sherman became distracted and deliberately took her own life.  Charles Cottenden and William Cunningham were both arrested on the day of the suicide and on Tuesday the Coroner’s inquest was held.  The following was the verdict rendered:  Isabelle Sherman came to her death by throwing herself in front of a moving train of cars at Westfall’s Crossing on the New York, Lake Erie & Western railroad on the afternoon of July 12, 1886.  From the evidence abduced this jury are of the opinion that the deceased was driven to desperation by the cruel treatment and inhumanity of Charles Cottenden, who had offered her employment, but who afterwards cruelly deserted her; and we hereby censure said Charles Cottenden as being the direct cause of the insane act.  This jury heartily regrets that there is no law that we know of by which said Charles Cottenden could be held as an abettor in the crime of Isabelle Sherman’s self destruction.  Cottenden, in charge of a detective, was brought in and made to stand up to hear the verdict.  Coroner Sharp addressed him severely for the disgraceful way in which he had conducted himself.  Cottenden trembled and his face paled when the verdict was read to him.  He said nothing.  The Coroner then discharged the prisoner and the jury.  Cunningham, who was also arrested, was allowed his freedom before the inquest.  The funeral was held at Rochester on Friday, the girl’s father, Mr. E. G. Sherman and her grandmother, of Marshall, NY, being in attendance.  Miss Sherman was a niece of Mr. Charles W. Sears, of this borough, and four years ago she spent several months here.  She was born on the old Parker farm in Charleston.  Her father was engaged in railroading, and he has led a roving life.  Miss Sherman lived for a time in the Cowanesque valley.  Her sister, a very estimable young woman, is a domestic in the family of Mr. George Dickinson, of Keeneyville.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Fitch
In Union, Pa., June 30, 1886, of dropsy, Mrs. William Fitch, aged 57 years.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Calvin L. Robertson
At Sabinsville, Pa., May 17, 1886, Mr. Calvin L. Robertson, aged 62 years, 2 months and 1 day.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Cora Wilson
In Richmond, Pa., July 13, 1886, of gastric fever, Cora, daughter of A. N. and Elizabeth Wilson, aged 3 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, July 20, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maximilian Wofgang Duncker
Maximilian Wolfgang Duncker, the German historian, is dead.  He was 75 years old.  (Tuesday, July 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Sanborn
Charles Sanborn, the famous stage-driver of the White Mountains, died on Thursday of paralysis.  (Tuesday, July 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Richards
Last Tuesday evening Mrs. Israel Richards, a well known resident of this borough, died at her home on Main street at the age of 86 years.  Mrs. Richards’s name was Hannah Farnam.  She was born at Deposit, NY, on Tuesday, January 1, 1800.  She came to this borough with her husband about 51 years ago.  It is stated that when she was 15 years of age, she was given up to die of consumption, but she fully recovered, and the later years of her own life were marked by remarkable vigor.  She had always been a hard working woman.  Her six children all died of consumption, and her husband, who was a pensioner of the war of 1812, died seven or eight year ago.  Mrs. Richards was for many years a member of St. Paul’s Church in this borough.  The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, and the service was conducted by Rev. W. G. Ware, rector of that Church.  (Tuesday, July 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Goodrich
At Nelson, Pa., July 16, 1886, Mrs. Goodrich, mother of James and Henry Goodrich.  (Tuesday, July 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Johanna Haley
At Blossburg, Pa., July 16, 1886, Miss Johanna Haley.  (Tuesday, July 27, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Oliver Lovel
At Mainesburg, Pa., July 11, 1886, of paralysis, Mrs. Oliver Lovel.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Alice Peake
In Charleston, Pa., July 26, 1886, Alice, daughter of Thomas and Mary Peake, aged 20 years.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Aaron Rumsey
At Mainesburg, Pa., July 11, 1886, Aaron Rumsey, aged 83 years.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adelia E. Tubbs
In Brookfield, Pa., July 10, 1886, of cancer, Adelia E., wife of Charles Tubbs, of the 78th year of her age.  (Tuesday, August 3, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Scot
William Scot, colored, died at Baltimore, a few days ago.  The certificate of his death placed his age at 153 years.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Shields
Judge Joseph Shields, a prominent member of the Natchez bar, author of the “Life and Times of S. S. Prentiss,” committed suicide by strangulation last Wednesday night.  The loss of his life some months ago had affected his mind.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Fox
At Harrison Valley, Pa., July ?, 1886, Mrs. George Fox.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Hattie Newman
At Academy Corners, Pa., July 31, 1886, Hattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Newman, aged 15(or 13) years.  (Tuesday, August 10, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Seely
Last Friday afternoon Mr. Benjamin Seely, a well known resident of this borough, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Bates, August 11, 1886, after a short illness of bilious pneumonia, in his 78 years, 8 months and 14 days.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Methodist Episcopal church, and the services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. W. Lloyd.  Mr. Seely was born at Seely Creek, Chemung county, NY, November 30, 1806(or 1808).  He was still quite young when his parents moved to this county and settled on the Wheeler farm in Charleston.  Early in life he learned the trade of a shoemaker, and he traveled through almost all the Northern States, working for a few weeks or months in a place.  He married Miss Tamar Smith in Charleston on October, 1836, and then became a resident of this borough.  Mr. Seely was among the first volunteers in the war for the Union.  He was the first soldier from Tioga county who was wounded, being shot in the cheek at the battle of Dranesville.  Just before his death Mr. Seely had received a notice of an increase of his pension.  He had held the office of Councilman and was afterward Burgess of this borough.  He was an industrious and a remarkably thrifty man.  He was peculiarly reticent, but he had a kind heart and his friends were numerous.  Life was long a struggle with him, but he won the victory against heavy odds.  For a number of years before his death he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The George Cook Post, G. A. R., and the Sons of Temperance of this borough, of both of which societies Mr. Seely was a member, attended his funeral in a body.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Case
At Elkland, Pa., August 11, 1886, of cholera infantum, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Case.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

I. M. R. Champlain
At Knoxville, Pa., August 8, 1886, of typhoid fever, I. M. R. Champlain, aged 24 years.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Parish
In Delmar, Pa., August 16, 1886, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Parish, aged 22 years, 6 months and 20 days.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jackson Phoenix
At his home in Elk township, Pa., August ?, 1886, after a protracted illness, Mr. Jackson Phoenix, aged 16(or 26) years.  (Tuesday, August 17, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Dougall
John Dougall, editor of the New York Witness, died suddenly Thursday, aged 78 years.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Walter Robinson
Walter Robinson, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., died a few days ago, aged 84 years.  He was the oldest Mason in the State, having attained his 32d degree many years ago.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

C. E. Stowe
Professor C. E. Stowe, formerly of Andover Theological Seminary, and the husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe, died last Sunday, aged 84.  He had been ill many months.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Dinsmore
William Dinsmore, who died near Latrobe recently, was 100 years six months and some days old.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Silas Collins
Silas Collins, a peaceable colored man, was assassinated while riding along the road five miles east of Osyka, Miss.  He was shot five times.  There is no clue to the murderers.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Dolloway
At Leetonia, Pa., August 1, 1886, Daniel, infant son of Daniel and Alice Dolloway, aged ? Months and ? Days.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Leonard Miller
In Sullivan, August 9, 1886, of the effects of a fall which broke her hip, Mrs. Leonard Miller, aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Ogden
At Leetonia, Pa., August 16, 1886, Minnie A., infant daughter of Marshall and Hannah M. Ogden, aged 5 months and 12 days.  (Tuesday, August 24, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James W. Strong
Dr. S. A. Richmond, who shot and killed James W. Strong, editor of the Herald, at St. Joseph, Mo., was acquitted on the ground of insanity.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Richard P. Hart
Mrs. Richard P. Hart, of Troy, NY, died a few days ago, aged 88 years.  Her fortune is estimated at several millions, and her gifts to charities were very large.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James C. Beecher
Rev. James C. Beecher, of Cos Cob, Conn., brother of Henry Ward and Thomas K. Beecher, committed suicide at the Elmira Water Cure, last Wednesday evening, by placing the muzzle of a small rifle in his mouth and discharging it.  Death was instantaneous.  He had suffered severe mental depression for a number of years.  He was an inmate of the Middletown insane asylum for one year, and for the past two years has been in charge of a special attendant.  He came to the Elmira Water Cure on Tuesday for medical treatment.  He attained the rank of brevet Brigadier-General in the rebellion.  He was at one time a missionary in China, and had been pastor of Churches in Owego and Poughkeepsie.  He was 59(or 50) years of age.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Brown
William Brown, of Clearfield, aged 14 years, was recently kicked to death by a horse.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Calvin Spencer Sollard
Captain Calvin Spencer Sollard, a pioneer of Canton, Bradford county, died last week Monday, aged 84 years.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Brown
Mr. John Brown, a well known resident of Blossburg died last Friday morning.  Mr. Brown was middle-aged, and he had been a clerk in the Company’s store at Morris Run.  The funeral was held on Sunday, and a special train was run from Morris Run to accommodate the Odd Fellows, who attended in a body.  Mr. Brown had been an invalid for six years.  He was widely known and generally esteemed.  (Tuesday, August 31, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. S. Calvert
At Mansfield, Pa., August 17, 1886, J. S. Calvert, in the 63rd year of his age.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Silas Hall
At Mansfield, Pa., August 23, 1886, Mr. Silas Hall, aged 74 years.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jones
At Cherry Flats, Pa., September 5, 1886, Elizabeth, wife of David L. Jones.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alonzo Newell
At Mansfield, Pa., August 28, 1886, of Bright’s disease of the kidneys, Mr. Alonzo Newell, aged 66 years.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah H. VanMater
At Rock Castle, Va., August 24, 1886, Sarah H., wife of Gilbert H. VanMater, and mother of Mrs. B. M. Potter, of Wellsboro, Pa., aged 65 years.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Lee
Robert Lee was fatally smothered by grain in a canal boat at Buffalo, Wednesday morning.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Horace Chase
Horace Chase, one of the founders of Milwaukee, died September 1st.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lee Riley
Lee Riley, of Williamsport, was the victim of a terrible and fatal gunning accident a few days ago.  With three companions he started for the woods to hunt squirrels.  Riley was leaning on his gun, when the gun slipped and the hammer caught on a plank in a bridge on which he was standing, discharging the piece in the nipple of which he had inserted the head of a parlor match to facilitate discharging so that the slightest jar was sufficient to let it off.  The discharge of the gun blew off his left ear and completely shattered that side of his face, so that the bare muscles of his jaw and face could be plainly seen when he talked.  The skull was also shattered.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. E. D. Wells
Mrs. E. D. Wells, an aged and esteemed resident of Lawrenceville, died last Thursday.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Stevens
Mr. Charles Stevens, a young man who formerly resided at Nelson, was killed on the Erie railway at Avon, NY, last Thursday morning.  He was a brakeman, and he was thrown off the cars by a sudden jerk of the train.  The remains were taken to Nelson for burial.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Campbell
We regret to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Charles Campbell, son of Mr. E. B. Campbell, of Williamsport, who is so well known and esteemed in this county.  The young man was 28(or 23) years of age, and he was universally respected.  He died last week Sunday and the funeral was held on Wednesday.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Olive Wetherbee
Last Sunday Olive, the wife of Mr. Wright Wetherbee, of Delmar, died of heart disease after an illness of several weeks, at the age of 71 years.  The funeral is to be held at her late residence tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock.  Mrs. Wetherbee was a kind-hearted and estimable woman.  She was a daughter of the late Capt. Simeon Houghton, who was a soldier in the War of 1812.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Bryden Farries
Mr. John Bryden Farries, the chief clerk of the real estate department of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, died at his home in Scranton on the 28th ultimo in the 36th year of his age.  He was a man of unusual ability and a public-spirited and useful citizen.  He was a nephew of the late Thomas Bryden, and in his youth he spent some time in this borough, where he will be remembered by many of our citizens.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. A. Case
At Lawrenceville, Pa., August 31, 1886, Mrs. A. Case.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Lee
At Lawrenceville, Pa., September 7, 1886, of typhoid fever, Charles Lee, aged 15 years.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Geo. W. Leet
At Hammond, Pa., August 27, 1886, Geo. W., son of Clark and Sallie M. Leet, aged 22 years, 1 month and 12 days.  (Tuesday, September 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James P. Barr
Hon. James P. Barr, senior proprietor of the Pittsburgh Post, and the most prominent Democrat in western Pennsylvania, died last Tuesday after a lingering illness.  The deceased was born in 1822, and had been connected with the Post since 1855.  (Tuesday, September 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alvin Knickerbocker
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. H. Burnham in Mansfield, Pa., Mr. Alvin Knickerbocker, aged 87 years.  (Tuesday, September 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sophia Havens Putnam
At Tioga, Pa., September 11, 1886, Sophia Havens, wife of J. G. Putnam, in the 77th (?) year of her age.  (Tuesday, September 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Freddie W. Rice
At Mainesburg, Pa., September ?, 1886, Freddie W., son of Orson and Minnie E. Rice, aged 1 year, 2 months and 3(or 8) days.  (Tuesday, September 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Von Stiehle
General Von Stiehle died last Wednesday at Frankfort.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nathaniel Soper
Mr. Nathaniel Soper, of Blossburg, died of pneumonia last Wednesday after a short illness at the age of 35 years.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Henrietta Kocher
Last week Monday evening Miss Henrietta Kocher died suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. Rudolph Pagan, in this borough.  She had been ill with asthma and pneumonia.  Miss Kocher was 50 years of age, and she had resided in Mr. Pagan’s family for the past six years.  She was a native of Switzerland.  The funeral was held at the house on Thursday after noon.  Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D., officiating.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sophronia Kelley
Yesterday morning Mrs. James Kelley died at her home in this borough after an illness of about eight months, at the age of 72 years.  Mrs. Kelley, whose maiden name was Sophronia Butler, was born on the Butler farm near this borough.  She was married to the late James Kelley on February 19, 1833, and for 40 years they lived upon a farm in Charleston.  Six children were born to them, four of whom are still living.  About 15 years ago the family moved into this borough.  Mr. Kelley died about three years ago.  Mrs. Kelley was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for 60 years, and she passed from earth full of faith in the religion of Jesus Christ.  The funeral is to be held this afternoon at three o’clock.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. L. D. Spencer
Mrs. L. D. Spencer died at the residence of her husband, in this borough, early last Wednesday morning, at the age of 62 years.  She had been an invalid for about 20 years, and recently she had suffered very much.  Her death was caused by starvation resulting from paralysis of the stomach.  Mrs. Spencer, whose maiden name was Lydia J. Shaw, was born in Washington county, NY, and became a resident of Wellsboro, 38 years ago.  She was the mother of nine children, eight of whom are still living and all married.  She became a member of St. Paul’s Church 38 years ago.  By her life she illustrated the virtues and graces of a Christian woman and she finally died in the full assurance of that perfect rest that remained for the people of God.  The funeral was held at her husband’s residence, on Tioga street at two o’clock on Thursday afternoon when Rev. Mr. Ware read the burial service of the Church she loved so well.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Harvey Dann
At Canton, Pa., September 14, 1886, Mr. Harvey Dann, aged ? years.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. H. Dexter
At East Troy, Pa., September 11(?), 1886, Mrs. J. H. Dexter, aged 18(?) years.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Flora Flaitz
At Wellsboro, Pa., September ?, 1886, Flora, daughter of Alexander and Georgiann Flaitz, aged ? years.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Goodman
At Harrison Valley, Pa., September 14, 1886, of apoplexy, Mrs. Mary Goodman.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jacob R. Miller
Near Millerton, Pa., September 14, 1886, Mrs. Jacob R. Miller.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Weyant
At Nelson, Pa., September ?, 1886, of apoplexy, Mrs. Jane Weyant.  (Tuesday, September 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. E. Pearsall
Mr. J. E. Pearsall, of Chatham, a promising young man about 20 years of age, died last Sunday of diphtheria.  He was an industrious young man, and was highly respected by all with whom he came in contact.  This family has recently been much afflicted.  The father and two sons have been laid at rest, leaving the mother to travel life’s thorny path alone.  (Tuesday, October 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John M. Blackwell
Mr. John M. Blackwell, a well-known citizen of Morris, died last Friday, at the age of 58 years.  The funeral was held on Sunday.  (Tuesday, October 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ira M. Horton
Mr. Ira M. Horton, of Blossburg, died last Sunday morning after a protracted illness.  He was one of Blossburg’s most esteemed citizens.  (Tuesday, October 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Broughton
Mrs. Sarah J. Broughton, an esteemed resident of Morris, died last Saturday at the advanced age of 94 years.  The funeral was held yesterday.  (Tuesday, October 5, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Yahn
Mr. Charles Yahn, a venerable and well-known citizen of Delmar, died last week Monday at the age of 79 years.  Mr. Yahn had resided in this region for nearly half a century, and for many years he was a butcher in this borough.  The funeral was held on Wednesday.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. I. M. Horton
Mr. I. M. Horton, the oldest conductor on the Tioga railroad, died at his home in Blossburg last week Sunday, of typhoid pneumonia, at the age of 52 years.  He was an excellent citizen.  His wife and two children survive him.  The funeral was held last Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Rhiel officiating, and the remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.  Mr. Horton’s six brothers acted as pall-bearers.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel L. Sherwood
Last Thursday morning Hon. Daniel L. Sherwood died at Northumberland, Pa.  He formerly resided in Mansfield, from which place he went to Northumberland in 1869.  He was elected a member of the Legislature from Tioga and Potter counties in 1841 and served two terms.  He was then successively elected to the Senate in 1844, 1845 and 1846 from the counties of Tioga and Bradford.  In 1846 he was chosen Speaker of the Senate and was prominently mentioned as a candidate for Governor.  More recently he had served several years as Representative from Northumberland county, and was the oldest living member of the Legislature.  In his death the State loses one of its best citizens.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. --- Crawford
At Blossburg, Pa., September 26, 1886, Mr. ---- Crawford, aged 77 years.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Benjamin Eldridge
At Sabinsville, Pa., September 17, 1886, after two years illness, Mrs. Benjamin Eldridge, aged 51 years.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James Louden
In Delmar, Pa., October 8, 1886, Mrs. James Louden, aged 73 years.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Wallace E. Warters
Near Round Top, Pa., September 22, 1886, of bilious fever, Mr. Wallace E. Warters, aged 30 years.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Smith Baxter
In East Troy, Pa., October 1, 1886, of cancer, Mrs. Smith Baxter, aged 74 years.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

I. M. Horton
At Blossburg, Pa., October 2, 1886, of typhoid fever, I. M. Horton, aged 53(or 63) years.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Hiram Zimmer
In Covington, Pa., October 11, 1886, Mr. Hiram Zimmer, aged 71 years.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nelson Mudge
Mr. Nelson Mudge, an old and esteemed citizen of West Covington, died last Tuesday, of paralysis.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Goodall
Mr. Charles Goodall, a well-known and respected citizen of Lawrence, died a few days ago, of typhoid fever, at the age of 50 years.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary A. Smith
Last Thursday Mary A., wife of Lewis Smith, of Charleston, died after a protracted illness, at the age of 63 years.  Mrs. Smith was respected by a large circle of friends.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Agnes Robertson
Mrs. Agnes Robertson, relict of William Robertson, died last Thursday in Delmar at the age of 91 years and 8 months.  She was a native of Scotland and was universally esteemed.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Lloyd
Last Friday morning Mr. Daniel Lloyd committed suicide at Barney Murrray’s hotel in Blossburg by taking morphine.  Lloyd had been addicted to drink, and for neglect of duty he lost his position in Fish’s grocery some four weeks ago.  Recently he had been drinking more than usual, and while intoxicated he took the fatal dose, and he died soon after being found in his room in the morning.  He was about 50 years of age.  He was a native of England and had no relatives in this country.  (Tuesday, October 19, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Urban D. Fisher
Last Thursday morning Mr. Urban D. Fisher died at his home on Marsh Creek, of pneumonia, at the age of 24 years.  The funeral was held at the residence of his uncle, Mr. U. G. Fisher, in this borough, last Friday afternoon.  Young Fisher recently moved to a new farm on the Marsh Creek road, and he overworked himself in his endeavor to put the place to rights.  He was a young man of industrious habits and was universally esteemed.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sarah Broughton
At Morris, Pa., October 3, 1886, Mrs. Sarah Broughton, relict of the late Nathaniel Broughton, in the 95th year of her age.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Goodall
Near Lawrenceville, Pa., September 8, 1886, of typhoid fever, Charles Goodall, aged 50 years.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Minnie Mitchell Graham
Near Mitchell’s Mills, October 10, 1886, Minnie Mitchell, wife of Joseph Graham, aged 19 years.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ethel Lauterman
In Rutland, Pa., October 12, 1886, Ethel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lauterman, aged 5 months and 12 days.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Abigail Maynard
At Marshfield, Pa., September 23, 1886, Mrs. Abigail Maynard, aged 73 years.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. A. J. McClelland
At Tioga, Pa., October 12, 1886, Mrs. A. J. McClelland.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles J. Morsman
At Stony Fork, Pa., October 13, 1886, Charles J., son of William and Alice Morseman, aged 1 year, 1 month and 13 days.  (Tuesday, October 26, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah M. Simons
At Gaines Tannery, Pa., after a short illness, Mrs. Sarah M. Simons, aged 69 years.  (Tuesday, November 9, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Purcell
Mr. James Purcell, of Arnot, died at the County Poor-house last Wednesday at the age of 66 years.  He had been an inmate of the institution for one month.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Clinton E. Thomas
Mr. Clinton E. Thomas, a prominent farmer in Union township, died last Saturday of typhoid fever.  He left a wife and three young children.  He was a young man who was universally esteemed.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Arnot
Last Saturday morning Hon. John Arnot died at his home in Elmira.  Mr. Arnot twice served his district as Representative in Congress, having been re-elected in 1884, when he was supported by both the Republican and Democratic parties.  He was a man of broad views, and his record as a public servant was creditable alike to himself and his district.  Mr. Arnot was severely injured two years ago by an explosion of gas in his office.  His life was despaired of at the time of the accident, and although he rallied from the terrible shock he never entirely recovered.  In his death Elmira loses one of her most honored citizens.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Persing
Mr. John Persing, who died at Gaines a few days ago at the age of 99 years, was born in Northumberland county, Pa.  He came to Gaines nearly 70 years ago, there being then only three families residing on Pine creek as far down as Blackwell’s.  It is stated that he owned the first team of horses in that region, and he used to drive them to Tioga to do his trading.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and he was a pensioner at the time of his death.  He was a man of very remarkable vigor, never having employed a physician for himself during his whole life.  He was the father of 13 children, five of whom survive him.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harrison Champlin
In Westfield, Pa., November 11, 1886, of diphtheria, Harrison Champlin, aged 24 years.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Gilkie
In Sylvania, Pa., November 7, 1886, Laura, wife of Charles Gilkie, aged 17 years.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alonzo G. Sabins
In Clymer, Pa., October 30, 1886, of heart disease, Alonzo G. Sabins, aged 74 years.  (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. Paul Bert
M. Paul Bert, French Minister Resident in Annam, is dead.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Cassiday
Mr. William Cassiday, formerly of Lamb’s Creek, received fatal injuries by falling from a freight train near Watkins, NY, a few days ago.  One of his legs was cut off, and he died shortly after.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Todd
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Todd, mother of Mrs. Charles G. Osgood, died in this borough last Sunday morning at the age of 90 years.  Mrs. Todd had resided with her daughter for about two years.  Her death resulted from the general breaking down by old age rather than from any acute disease.  The funeral was held yesterday morning, and the remains were taken to Newark Valley, NY, Mrs. Todd’s former home.  Mrs. Todd had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church for many years.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lester Wetmore
Mr. Lester Wetmore, an aged and respected citizen of Charleston, died last Friday at the age of 82 years.  The funeral was held at the church near Young’s school-house on Sunday, and the sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Blair, of Covington.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arthur Estes
Last Tuesday Arthur Estes, the 15 year old son of Frank Estes, of Middle Ridge in Shippen, was found dead in the public road near the George West farm in Delmar.  The boy was found lying with his face in the mud, and it is thought that he was attacked with a fit, to which he was subject, and fell in the posture in which he was found and was smothered.  Messrs. Elisha Phillips and Rumsey Jones took the body to a farm-house where an inquest was held under the supervision of Simeon Bacon, Justice of the Peace.  The verdict was in accordance with the facts stated above.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ralph Shattuck
Ralph Stattuck, only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Shattuck, of Mansfield, died of consumption at Savannah, Georgia, on the 19th instant.  He started from Mansfield on the previous Tuesday in company with his mother in the hope of prolonging his life in the Southern climate.  He was 20 years of age.  The funeral was held at Sylvania, Bradford county.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Norman Campbell
Last Thursday Mr. Norman Campbell died at the home of his parents, Newell and Line Campbell, in Delmar, Pa., November 25, 1886, of typhoid fever, after an illness of one week.  At the time he was stricken with the disease the young man expressed the opinion that he would not recover.  Mr. Campbell was 28 years aged 13 days of age.  He was a strong, robust man, energetic and happy in attending to the hardest part of the labor upon his father’s farm, which he had managed successively for several years.  He was a man of strict integrity, generous and warm-hearted and his friends were legion.  His death is a crushing blow to fond parents and an only sister.  The funeral took place at Mr. Campbell’s late home on Saturday morning, and a large concourse of friends and neighbors attended, including about 40 Odd Fellows, of which Order he was a worthy member.  The Odd Fellows burial service was read, and Rev. Dr. Shaw read the scripture lesson and offered a prayer.  The remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough.  There were over 60 vehicles in the procession which followed his remains to the grave.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alexander Sweeten Grant
Gaines, November 25, 1886.--Mr. Alexander Sweeten Grant died at his home in Galeton, on the 14th instant aged 65.  His death was the cause of much mourning, for he was beloved in his family as a mild, thoughtful, loving parent and as an employee of the firm of W. & L. R. Gale he was a willing, faithful and honorable toiler.  He had served the company 41 years, entering their service in 1845 at Windham and moving thence to Middle Valley, Wayne county, in 1852.  He came to Galeton also with the firm.  As a trusted and old servant, as an agreeable fellow-workmen and a tender parent he will be much missed in the community.  His remains were taken to West Pike for interment on Wednesday, the 17th.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Merritt Shattuck
At Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 1886, Merritt Shattuck, of Mansfield, Pa., aged 20 years.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. H. D. Shepard
At Mansfield, Pa., November 18, 1886, of pneumonia, Mr. H. D. Shepard.  (Tuesday, November 30, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Peters
Mr. John Peters, oldest son of Mr. J. E. Peters, died in Farmington last week Monday of typhoid fever.  The funeral was held on Wednesday, and the Lodge of Odd Fellows attended in a body to pay the last mark of respect to a most worthy brother.  Rev. W. S. Crandall officiated.  (Tuesday, December 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frederick Graves
Rev. Frederick Graves, an old and respected citizen of Tioga, died last week at the age of 76 years.  (Tuesday, December 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George I. Hymes
The death of Mr. George I. Hymes, which occurred at Waco, Texas, on the 18th ultimo, was caused by malerial fever from which he suffered for three weeks.  Mr. Hymes had been engaged in running a feather-renovating factory and had been quite successful in business in the few months that he had been in Texas.  A letter to his father, Mr. B. C. Hymes, of Middlebury, from one of his partners in business, states that George had made many friends in that community, that kinds hands had ministered to him in sickness, and that a large concourse of people attended the funeral.  (Tuesday, December 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas McCall
Thomas McCall, died at Gibsonia, near Pittsburgh, a few days since, at the accredited age of 102 years.  (Tuesday, December 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

C. E. Thomas
In Union, Pa., November 20, 1886, of typhoid fever, C. E. Thomas, aged 29 years.  (Tuesday, December 7, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. Price Greenleaf
E. Price Greenleaf, who died in Boston a few days ago, left $500,000 to Harvard College.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Willard
Mrs. Susan Willard, of Portland, Me., was struck and killed by lightning while in bed a few nights ago.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William T. Price
Hon. William T. Price, member of Congress from the Eighth Wisconsin district, died last week Monday.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Erastus Brooks
Erastus Brooks, formerly editor of the New York Express, died at his residence on Staten Island a few days ago.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John E. Owens
John E. Owens, the veteran comedian, died last Tuesday morning at his home in Baltimore, aged about 60 years.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Rufus H. Wombaugh
Mr. Rufus H. Wombaugh, proprietor of the store at the Gurnee coal mines and formerly Postmaster at the same place, died one day last week at Hornellsville, NY, in his 39th year.  He had been in poor health for some time, and domestic trouble and financial embarrassments are given as causes which hastened his death.  The funeral was held at Addison, NY, his native place.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emeline Noble
At the home of her brother, L. R. Walker, in Covington, Pa., December 1, 1886, Emeline, wife of Rev. J. G. Noble, of Groton, NY.  Mrs. Noble had been a great sufferer for a number of years.  Originally a woman of more than ordinary force of character and of good natural abilities, she had the faculty of making and retaining friends in every phase of social life.  In her Church work, there were no great pretension nor seeming display of piety, but her’s was rather the work of visiting the sick and ministering to the needs of the poor, and in this humble sphere she was truly a disciple of Him who said “Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of these, ye did it unto me.”  Many have been the hearts that have been comforted through her tender ministration, and many in the day of the Lord will rise up to call her blessed.  For a number of years she had been afflicted with mental aberration.  Her mind, once so active and fruitful, became clouded, and derangement took the place of order.  In this condition it became necessary to seek the quiet of a home where care should not press upon her.  Such a home she found with her brother, Mr. L. R. Walker, where she was tenderly provided for during her last months of life.  The testimony of the one who knew her best, and longest--her husband--is that she was a true, pure, and self-sacrificing woman.  During her last hours she was attended by her sisters, and all that could be done to make her last hours pleasant was done.  She died in peace.  Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends, on Saturday, the 5th instant, Rev. S. F. Mathews, 08 Wellsboro, preaching the sermon.  It was an able and interesting discourse, and his words of comfort were appreciated by all who heard him.  (Tuesday, December 14, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Marshall P. Wilder
Hon. Marshall P. Wilder died in Roxbury, Mass., last Thursday morning.  (Tuesday, December 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph W. Harper
Joseph W. Harper, of New York, United States Consul at Munich, died December 8th.  (Tuesday, December 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles M. Creswell
Ex-Governor Charles M. Creswell, of Michigan, died at Adrian, in that State, last week Monday.  (Tuesday, December 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martin F. Lynott
Hon. Martin F. Lynott, of Scranton, died a few days ago of erysipelas, at the age of 37 years.  He was a brother of Rev. M. E. Lynott, of St. Peter’s Church in this borough.  (Tuesday, December 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Green
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abram Baker, near Center Village, Broome county, NY, December 4, 1886, Mr. John Green, in his 91st year.  (Tuesday, December 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sylvester D. Phillips
In Westfield, Pa., December 8, 1886, Capt. Sylvester D. Phillips, aged 46 years.  (Tuesday, December 21, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Alcock
Captain John Alcock, a well-known turf man and horse-trainer, died at Glasgow, Ky., last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, December 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Rollin A. Pierce
Mr. Rollin A. Pierce, formerly of this borough, died at Troy, Bradford county, last week.  (Tuesday, December 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lyman Coles
Mr. Lyman Coles, father of Mr. James S. Coles, of this borough, died at his home in Stony Fork on Christmas morning, being about 80 years of age.  He had not been feeling well for some months.  A singular circumstance connected with Mr. Coles’s death is the fact that on the Saturday preceding, in conversation with relative, he said that he felt that he should not live another week.  His death was quite sudden last Saturday morning.  (Tuesday, December 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Maggie Cowley
At Blossburg, Pa., December 19, 1886, of fever, Miss Maggie Cowley.  (Tuesday, December 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Constance Dickinson Whiting
At Wellsboro, Pa., December 26, 1886, Constance Dickinson, daughter of William H. and Mary Whiting, aged 3 years and 6 months.  Funeral service at St. Paul’s church this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o’clock.  (Tuesday, December 28, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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