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1887-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Osborn
Mrs. Mary Osborn, died at Portland, Me., a few days ago.  She was 100 years, 9 months and 29 days old.  She was a native of Boston.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John H. Sherwood
John H. Sherwood, of the Consumers’ Gas Company, and one of the trustees of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, died a few days ago at New York, after a short illness.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Neal
Mrs. Elizabeth Neal, of Charleston, died on March 26, 1887, aged 83 years, 9 months and 20 days.  She was one of the oldest residents of that township.  She came to this county from Chemung county, NY, with her husband, Mr. W. T. Churchill, in 1824.  They settled on the farm now owned by Captain Nelson Whitney, then an almost unbroken wilderness, and they endured all the hardships incident to pioneer life.  Mr. Churchill died in 1832, leaving five children.  In 1835 Mrs. Churchill married Mr. Joseph Neal, to whom she bore four children--three daughters and one son, Mr. J. J. Neal, of Charleston, Joseph Neal died in 1856.  Mrs. Neal was a consistent member of the Baptist Church for over 70 years, and she died, as she had lived, in the full faith in the religion of Jesus Christ.  The funeral was held last week Monday, Rev. H. M. Wolf, Jr., conducting the service and the remains were interred in the family burial-place on the Neal farm.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Theodore Bardwell
In Sullivan, Pa., March 16, 1887, of cancer, Mrs. Theodore Bardwell.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ebenezer L. Manley
At Canton, Pa., March 17, 1887, Ebenezer L. Manley, aged 56 years.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Smithe
William Smithe, Premier of British Columbia, is dead.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John Farnham
Mrs. John Farnham, 108 years old, died at Utica, NY, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Christian Ax
Christian Ax, a well-known tobacco-manufacturer of Baltimore, is dead.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arthur Farre
Arthur Farre, M. D., F. R. S., the celebrated English surgeon and writer, is dead.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles L. Ferry
Mrs. Charles L. Ferry died in Charleston on the 1st instant at the age of 26 years.  She was the youngest daughter of A. A. McLean, of Hammond, and she was a most excellent woman.  The funeral was held at Hammond last week Sunday.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. VanKeuren
Dr. E. VanKeuren, of Corning, NY, the father of Mr. F. E. VanKeuren, of Mansfield, died last Thursday morning.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William C. Ripley
Last week Sunday night William C. Ripley, Esq., died at his home at Lamb’s Creek, at the age of 89 years.  “Squire Ripley, as he was familiarly called, was well-known throughout the county.  He had been a Justice of the Peace for a quarter of a century, and he had held several other local offices.  He was a man who was universally esteemed for his integrity and affability, and for many years his familiar form was regularly seen upon our streets at every term of court.  Mr. Ripley was born at Cooperstown, Otsego county, NY, October 13, 1797.  He came to this county in 1817 and settled at Lamb’s Creek, that portion of the county being then almost an unbroken wilderness.  The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, and it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ada B. Doumaux
Last Thursday morning Ada B., wife of Mr. Louis Doumaux, Postmaster in this borough, died after a short illness, at the age of 36 years.  Mrs. Doumaux was a daughter of Mr. John W. Bailey, and she was born in Charleston township.  She was a most estimable woman, popular in social circles and an active Christian worker in St. Paul’s Sunday school.  She had taught a class of young men in the Sunday school for some years, and the class attended her funeral and presented some beautiful flowers as a token of their sorrow and love.  The funeral was held at Mr. Doumaux’s home on East avenue on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and a large number of sorrowing friends were in attendance.  Rev. Mr. Ware read the funeral service.  Mrs. Doumaux’s death is a crushing blow to her husband, who has been prostrated by his bereavement and is still confined to the house.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Garwood H. Hill
In Sullivan, Pa., March 30, 1887, of paralysis, Garwood H. Hill, father of B. J.(?) Hill, of Troy, aged 75 years.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Miller Kinner
At Millerton, Pa., March 31, 1887, Mrs. Miller Kinner.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Joel Johnson
Mrs. Joel Johnson, of Knoxville, died last Thursday at the age of about 60 years.  (Tuesday, April 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Frank D. Andrews
Mrs. Frank D. Andrews, of Blossburg, died last week Sunday at the age of 49 years.  (Tuesday, April 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Miami Benson
In Rutland, Pa., March 29, 1887, of cancer, Mrs. Miami Benson, aged 59 years.  (Tuesday, April 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lula Dickinson
At Academy Corners, Pa., April 2, 1887, of diphtheria, Lula Dickinson, aged 10 years.  (Tuesday, April 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Matthew J. Skelley
In Covington, Pa., April 1, 1887, Matthew J. Skelley, aged 30 years.  (Tuesday, April 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles W. Kolb
Mr. Charles W. Kolb, Chief Engineer of the Lawrenceville Fire Department, died last Tuesday, after a protracted illness, at the age of 30 years.  The funeral was held on Thursday, and the firemen attended it in a body.  Mr. Kolb was a native of Lawrenceville and an excellent citizen.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ellen Winslow
Mrs. Andrew Winslow, an account of whose suicide is given in our Westfield letter, was formerly a resident of this borough.  Her maiden name was Ellen Bennett, and she was known here as Mrs. Ellen Root.  The remains were brought to Catlin Hollow where the funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Cole officiating.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Isaiah Bennett
Mr. Isaiah Bennett, an old resident of Morris Run, died last Tuesday at the age of 48 years.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ezra Wood
died at his residence in Rutland, Pa., on Thursday, April 21, 1887, Mr. Ezra Wood, aged 62 years.  He died of heart disease.  He was intelligent, industrious and refined, a favorite in the society circles of the place, and his death has created a profound sadness in the community and has excited deep sympathy with the bereaved family in their unspeakable grief and sorrow.  Few persons will be missed as will Mr. Wood.  He leaves a wife and three children-- Mrs. Ida Hall, of Rutland, and two who reside at home and who will never find a person to fill father’s place.  The father of the deceased was one of the first settlers of eastern Tioga, consequently the deceased was deprived of many privileges and endured much toil and many hardships.  He was an honest, upright and order-loving citizen, a good and benevolent neighbor, and a kind and devoted husband and father.  Being of an active, ambitious spirit and a strong mind, he had acquired some wealth, and he leaves to his family a fine farm on which he resided all his life.  Being so well blessed with this world’s goods, he might have desired to live and enjoy them, if this had been the will of God; but he was entirely resigned, hopeful and cheerful in view of his change.  For some time before his death he suffered severely, yet he was cheerful and bore his sufferings patiently.  Thus friend Wood has left us, after living to a good age and enjoying unusual good health until a few months previous to his departing this life.  The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Roseville on Saturday, April 23, when a very large audience assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the noble man.  Rev. R. D. Hayes, formerly pastor of that Church, preached an impressive sermon from Isaiah 42, 4.  The choir of the Church rendered the music.  He was laid to rest in the Roseville cemetery.  A. C. Y.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

S. D. Connor
S. D. Connor, a stepson of Gen. William Lilly, a prominent Republican politician of Carbon county, this State, committed suicide at Philadelphia by shooting himself through the head.  Among the effects found in his clothing was a marriage certificate showing that Samuel D. Connor and Kate R. Moffatt had been married the day before.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. C. H. Decker
Mr. C. H. Decker, a brakeman on the Fall Brook railway, died last Thursday from injuries received at Morris Run a few days previous by being knocked off his train while running under a coal pocket.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Ann Nelson
At Mansfield, Pa., April 23, 1887, Mary Ann Nelson, aged about 73 years.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. C. B. Rice
At Lamb’s Creek, April 18, 1887, of heart disease, Mrs. C. B. Rice.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oliver Hoyt
Oliver Hoyt, the well known leather merchant, who with his wife was injured by being thrown from a carriage a few days ago, died at Stamford, Conn., last Thursday.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Lally and F. Talhurst
During a thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon, April 21st, two laboring men, John Lally and F. Talhurst, were killed by a stroke of lightning.  The men were engaged upon the farm of William Van Valkenburg, just outside the village of Phelps, NY, planting mint.  They were working in adjoining rows and were close together, in a stooping posture.  Death was almost instantaneous, and, singular to relate, the bodies were not disfigured by the death-dealing stroke.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin Wildman
Rev. Edwin Wildman, once the Principal of the Mansfield Classical Seminary, died at Sorento, Florida, on the 29th ultimo, at the age of 57 years.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lester E. Wood
Mr. Lester E. Wood, brother of Col. R. T. Wood, of Elkland, died at Springfield, Dakota, on the 27th ultimo, at the age of 57 years.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Vine H. Baldwin
Last Tuesday morning Mr. Vine H. Baldwin, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Delmar, died after a short illness from acute peritonitis, at the age of about 72 years.  The funeral was largely attended on Thursday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough.  Mr. Baldwin began his business life here nearly half a century ago, and by hard work and frugal living he amassed a handsome fortune.  It has been said of him that while he was in the full vigor of manhood it was no uncommon thing for him to chop in the fallows at night and gather his crops by moonlight.  His whole life had been an active one, and he was known as a man of remarkable energy and endurance and a most excellent farmer.  His wife, three sons and a married daughter survive him.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Cline
At Sabinsville, Pa., April 22, 1887, Mrs. Betsey Cline, aged 73 years.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry F. Clarke
Brevet Major-General Henry F. Clarke, U. S. A., retired, died in Washington last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Niles White
Mr. Niles White died at Coudersport on the 6th instant of paralysis, at the age of 63 years.  He was at one time Sheriff of Potter county, and he had an extensive acquaintance in this county.  Mr. White was an excellent citizen.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alfred D. Wade
At Catlin Hollow, Pa., April 13, 1887, Alfred D. Wade, aged 72 years.  Mr. Wade had been a resident of Catlin Hollow for the past 12 years.  He was a consistent Christian man, respected and beloved by all who knew him.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Harris
Mr. Henry Harris, formerly of Stokesdale, a young man of about 22 years, was killed on the Chicago and Sante Fe railway on the 12th instant.  His parents received the intelligence of his death last week Monday.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. A. C. Cole
Mr. A. C. Cole, a prominent and esteemed citizen of Middlebury, died at his home at Hammond’s last Sunday morning after a lingering illness.  He was a prosperous farmer and had resided in that vicinity for many years.  He was about 60 years of age.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lorenzo Parsons Williston
Last Sunday morning ex-Judge L. P. Williston, died at his home on Central avenue in this borough, of apoplexy, with which he was stricken 10 days previously.  For several days before death came to his relief he lay in a comatose condition, and it was little that his family could do but wait patiently for the coming of the messenger who is some day to summon all of us to the unknown world.  Lorenzo Parsons Williston was born at Binghamton, NY, in August, 1815.  He was given a good education and read law in the office of his father, Hon. Horace Williston, at Athens, Bradford county.  His father was the President Judge of this district immediately preceding Judge White, the district then being composed of the counties of Luzerne, Bradford, Potter and Tioga.  Lorenzo came to this borough almost half a century ago, and for a long time he was associated with Stephen F. Wilson in the practice of the law.  He was regarded as an able and brilliant advocate.  In April, 1849, Mr. Williston was married to Miss Martha A. Murphy, daughter of Dr. John B. Murphy, then the leading physician in this borough.  Their children--two sons and four daughters--are all grown to manhood and womanhood.  In 1856 Mr. Williston was elected to the lower house of the State Legislature and he served until 1860.  He was then appointed United States Judge in Dakota, and three years later he was transferred to Montana.  Returning to Pennsylvania he practiced law at Towanda, Bradford county, for about three years and then returned to this borough, where he has since resided.  Judge Williston was a man of unswerving personal integrity, and he felt and often expressed an honest detestation for men of the opposite class.  He possessed a bright intellect and an extensive fund of information, and socially he was interesting, genial, witty and warm-hearted.  The funeral service is to held at his late residence on Central avenue this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Dorrance
At Elkland, Pa., May 6, 1887, Mrs. Susan Dorrance, in her 78th year.  The deceased was born in Southport, NY, her parents removing to this valley in the spring of 1810, when she was an infant.  Several other prominent families, whose descendants still five in the vicinity, came at the same time, and the journey consumed three days.  The valley was then little more than an unbroken wilderness, and she grew up amid the scenes of pioneer life.  She was married to the late George Dorrance when 22 years of age, and survived him about six years.  She united with the Presbyterian Church about 13 years ago, and from that time her life adorned her profession.  She was kind to the poor, faithful to her family and illustrated in her daily life the virtues and graces of a meek and quiet spirit.  Owing to impaired hearing, she was much confined at home in the later years of her life, and she is missed all the more in a household that has been thrice bereaved within the last six years.  Thus another of our oldest inhabitants has gone to her rest, and but few remain to tell from their experience the history of the early settlement and progress of this prosperous family.  S. H. Moon.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Knowlton
Mrs. Polly Knowlton died at Lamb’s Creek last week Monday morning at the age of nearly 91 years.  In 1807 she came to this county with her father, Mr. Hanover Pitts.  For 15 years Mrs. Knowlton had been a constant sufferer and unable to walk from injuries caused by a fall, but those years of pain were marked by great mental vigor and Christian resignation.  She was universally respected for her many excellent traits of character.  She was the grandmother of Harry Blackburn, Esq., of this borough.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Asa Clark Cole
At Hammond, Pa., May 22, 1887, Mr. Asa Clark Cole, aged 68 years.  Mr. Cole was born at Windham, Ct., December 9, 1819.  When about nine years of age he came with his parents to the township of Middlebury, Tioga county, and settled upon the farm where he has since resided.  He was married June 5, 1845, to Miss Delia A. Potter, daughter of the late Henry H. Potter, of Middlebury Center.  His wife and three children survive him--the eldest, Mrs. J. W. McInroy, of Cazenovia, NY; the second, Mr. Herbert H. Cole, of Utah, and the youngest, Miss May, who resides with her mother at Hammond.  Mr. Cole had been an invalid for many years and had been at times a great sufferer.  Knowing that he could never expect to be well again, he had no desire to live, but was entirely resigned and willing to trust his future to the Father who, as he often said, “Will take me just as I am.”  A very large number of friends and relatives attended the last services and with the family mourn his loss.  He was buried from his late residence on Tuesday, May 24th.  The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Merrick, of Tioga, and the sermon was very appropriate.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Knapp
Last Wednesday morning Mr. Benjamin Knapp, son of Mr. Abram Knapp, of Lawrence township, was found dead in his bed.  He was about 20 years of age, and for a long time he had been in poor health.  The funeral was held on Friday.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. E. H. Wheaton
Mrs. E. H. Wheaton died at Knoxville, Pa., last Wednesday, June 8, 1887, of typhoid pneumonia after an illness of about four months.  She was a most estimable woman.  Her husband and two children survive her.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles W. Sears
Last Saturday forenoon this community was shocked by the announcement that Mr. Charles W. Sears, a well-known boot and shoe dealer in this borough for many years, had suddenly died in his store on Main street.  Mr. Sears had not been feeling well for several days’, and but two days before his death he had consulted a physician, who pronounced his complaint angina pectoris.  On Saturday morning he went to the store as usual, and about 10 o’clock, as he was sitting upon a bench in the workshop, he suddenly fell forward.  He was placed upon a couch, and a physician was summoned, but Mr. Sears remained unconscious and died in about 20 minutes.  Charles Williams Sears was born at Oxford, Worcester county, Massachusetts, August 25, 1823.  He was a mere lad when he began, as he expressed it, to shift for himself.  He worked for several years upon a farm, and learned the shoemaker’s trade before he was 15.  He came to Wellsboro in the spring of 1851, and for many years he was in partnership with his brother, Mr. George W. Sears, in the shoe business.  His cancer of 36 years in mercantile pursuits here had been marked by several reverses; but Mr. Sears kept up good courage and energetically labored to surmount all difficulties.  In 1873, after he had acquired some property, the panic came, and he met with heavy losses, and during the last 14 years he had been endeavoring to pay up his creditors.  To use his own recent expression, he was “just getting out of the woods,” when the grim reaper struck him down.  He died, as he had often expressed the wish that he might “in the harness.”  Mr. Sears was a quiet, unassuming man, and he possessed many excellent qualities of mind and heart.  He was a good citizen and a steady, faithful Christian worker.  For more than 20 years he had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he had been Superintendent of several Sunday-schools in the country districts for years.  He leaves a wife and two young children to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father.  The funeral was held at the family residence on Water street yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Lloyd conducting the service.  Messrs. William Roberts, Isaac Sears, John Gray, Laugher Bache, Henry Sherwood and R. L. Mack acted as pall-bearers.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Walter A. Buck
At Mardin, Pa., May 22, 1887, of cholera infantum, Walter A., only child of Mr. Willis E. Buck, aged 1 year, 2 months and 21 days.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Josiah Perry
Mr. Josiah Perry, an old and esteemed citizen of Rutland, died suddenly on the 10th instant of heart disease.  (Tuesday, June 21, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maud Lawrence
At Mansfield, Pa., June 12, 1887, of consumption, Maud Lawrence, aged 21 years.  (Tuesday, June 21, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Francis White
Mr. Francis White died at Westfield a few days ago at the advanced age of 92 years.  (Tuesday, June 28, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

R. Brewster
Rev. R. Brewster, who has been the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Blossburg for nearly three years past, died very suddenly last Friday at his home in that borough.  He had been about the streets of that village on the day previous to his death, apparently in his usual health, but in the evening he complained of illness, and during the night he rapidly grew worse, and his life died shortly after noon on Friday.  Rev. Mr. Brewster was about 60 years of age, and he was universally esteemed as a minister and as a citizen.  He leaves a wife and three adult children--one daughter and two sons.  (Tuesday, June 28, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Bryden
We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. James Bryden, of this borough, which occurred early this morning at her home on East avenue, after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Bryden was about 63 years of age.  Her maiden name was Mary Allen, and she was born at Cortland, Cortland county, NY.  About 1849 she married Mr. James Bryden, and came to this borough, where she has resided ever since.  Mr. Bryden died in 1856.  Mrs. Bryden was a most intelligent and estimable woman, and for many years she has been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church.  She was the mother of four children, all of whom are living,--Miss Kate, Edward, Mrs. H. F. Marsh, of Towanda, and Mrs. C. C. Mathers, of this borough.  (Tuesday, June 28, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Phebe H. Dewey
At Catlin Hollow, Pa., June 26, 1887(or June 20), Phebe H., wife of William Dewey, aged 64 years.  She was born in Mansfield, March 19, 1823, her maiden name being Phebe H. Burley.  She was married to William Dewey in 1845, and she became the mother of 10 children, of whom eight survive her--six sons and two daughters.  She was for 30 years a member of the Methodist Church.  (Tuesday, June 28, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mystic Hawley Tuller
At Potter Brook, Pa., June 10, 1887, Mrs. Mystic Hawlery Tuller, aged 25(or 23) years.  (Tuesday, June 28, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Maria Ward
At Austinburgh, Pa., June 6, 1887, Mrs. Maria Ward, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, June 28, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hamilton Fish
Mrs. Hamilton Fish died at New York last Thursday.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bion Bradbury
Hon. Bion Bradbury died at Portland, Me., last Friday, aged 75 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Henry Harrison Ross
William Henry Harrison Ross, ex-Governor of the State of Delaware, died last Wednesday at Philadelphia.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Speed
Gen. James Speed, who was Attorney-General in President Lincoln’s Cabinet, died a few days ago at Louisville, Ky.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Pratt
Daniel Pratt, “the great American Traveler,” died a few days ago at the City Hospital in Boston.  He was a harmless crank.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Dennis Herrington
Mr. Dennis Herrington, of Blossburg, died very suddenly last Tuesday morning after an illness of only a few hours.  He was about 70 years of age, and he had been employed by the Tioga Railroad Company for upwards of 20 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William H. Hudson
In Jackson, Pa., June 14, 1887, after an illness of nine months’ duration, Mrs. William H. Hudson, aged about 35 years.  She was an affectionate wife, a devoted mother, a consistent Christian.  She was never known to utter a word of complaint during her long and severe illness.  Dying in the triumph of a living faith, she has gone to a land where neither sorrow nor sickness is known.  She leaves four children and a husband to mourn her loss, and hosts of sympathizing neighbors and friends.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nellie A. Ransom
In Chatham, Pa., June 27, 1887, of consumption, Nellie A., wife of George Ransom, aged 25 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Satra Seely
At Wells, Pa., June 13, 1887, Mrs. Satra Seely, aged 91 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Francis White
In Westfield, Pa., June 17, 1887, Francis White, aged 92 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Francis E. Erwin
General Francis E. Erwin died at his home near Painted Post, NY, last Wednesday morning, after nine days’ illness, aged 84.  He was the oldest resident of that valley.  He was a life-long Democrat of the Jefferson and Jackson school and was elected to the Legislature in 1841 and 1842.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary A. White
Mrs. Mary A. White, widow of Dr. F. H. White, died a few days ago at Roseville, after a short illness.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John Booth
Mrs. John Booth, widow of the late John Booth, the veteran coke-burner of this region, died at Blossburg last Wednesday morning at the age of 62 years.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. H. A. Stratton
Mrs. Stratton, wife of Rev. H. A. Stratton, of East Lawrence, died last Sunday morning after a brief illness.  She leaves a husband and one child to mourn her loss, and the community share their grief at the death of a most excellent Christian woman.  The funeral is to be held at the East Lawrence Christian church on Wednesday at 2 o’clock p.m.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Twin male Aber
On Thursday morning, the 30th ultimo, the community at Gaines was shocked to learn of the sudden death during the previous night of two children, the bright two-year-old twin sons of Mrs. Jacob A. Aber.  It was stated that it had been the custom of the mother to administer a cordial to the children before they were put to bed, and the cordial was given them as usual on the evening preceding their death.  Very early in the morning one child was found to be dead and the other in a dying condition.  A physician was at once summoned, but the child was past all aid when he arrived and it expired soon after.  The report of the deaths and the attending circumstances gave rise to considerable excitement, and it was thought best to make an investigation.  Dr. W. R. Francis, the Coroner, was notified, and a jury was empaneled, but the case was adjourned awaiting further evidence in the case.  Mrs. Aber was formerly a resident of Bath, NY.  Last March she came to Gaines to reside with her grandfather, Mr. Daniel Wright, who also recently moved from Bath to the D. A. Signor farm, which he had purchased.  She had three sons, one a lad of seven years and the twins mentioned above.  Mrs. Aber’s husband, it is stated, recently left her on account of jealousy caused by her intimacy with one John Beecher, of Bath, a graceful roller-skater whom she had met at the rink.  Rumor has it that Beecher has been at Gaines frequently, and his performances while there and some letters to him from Mrs. Aber, now in possession of the officials, appear to implicate Mr. Beecher in the affair.  On the Saturday following the death of the children Mrs. Aber took the bodies to Bath for interment.  She was accompanied by Coroner Francis.  It is stated that Mrs. Aber told her Bath friends that the children had died of cholera infantum and that they had been ill for several days.  On Tuesday last Coroner Francis and District Attorney J. W. Mather went up to Bath, and in company with other officers and two physicians visited the village cemetery, where the bodies were exhumed.  The physicians made an examination, removing the stomachs and some other organs, which Coroner Francis then took to Rochester to secure a chemical analysis in order to discover whether the children came to their death by poison.  It is stated that the day after Beecher left Gaines and the day before the children died, Mrs. Aber received by mail a package about the size of a two-ounce bottle.  It is also said that she told Dr. Francis that the twins had been sick several days, while on the other hand it is alleged that the little ones were in apparent excellent health the day before their death.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1877, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nina Witulski
Miss Nina Witulski, a Polish girl, of about 19 years, whose mother and step-father reside at Antrim, had been engaged in this borough as a domestic for nearly two years past.  She worked at several places, having been recently employed at Mr. Anton Hardt’s, on Main street.  On the Fourth Nina went up to Antrim to spend a day or two.  She was apparently in excellent health and in reasonably good spirits.  It is stated that she had several times spoken to another servant of a disposition to commit suicide; but her remarks were considered as mere idle talk, and little was thought of them at the time.  On the evening of the Fourth there was a social gathering at her mother’s house, but Nina took no part in the festivities.  About midnight she was taken violently ill.  It was proposed to call a physician, but she stoutly objected, saying that she would be better soon.  For several hours she vomited continually and finally became unconscious.  On Tuesday morning Dr. Drake was called.  He found the young woman in a dying condition, and at one o’clock p.m. she died.  Before her death it was discovered that Nina had taken about three tablespoonfuls of Paris-green. Justice of the Peace G. W. Balfour held an inquest before the following Coroner’s jury:  John Curran, John A. Vandegrift, James McMahon, Jr., J. W. Brewster, O. E. Crediford and James E. Fish.  After a post-mortem examination, which revealed a large quantity of Paris green in the girl’s stomach, and the hearing of considerable testimony, the jury returned a verdict “that Nina Witulski came to her death by poison (Paris green) administered by her own hand, and no blame attached to any one.”  The inquest disclosed no reason for the suicidal act.  The girl was perfectly virtuous, and a letter she had just written to a brother in the German army indicated no intention to commit suicide.  The only conclusion is that her death was the result of a sudden freak or a distempered imagination.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Victor Ely
At Covington, Pa., July 1, 1887, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Mr. Victor Ely, aged 34 years.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

L. J. Robinson
Ex-Lieutenant Governor L. J. Robinson died last week at Nashville.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1877, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elme Marie Caro
Elme Marie Caro, the French philosopher, is dead.  He was 61 years old.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alfred Krupp
Alfred Krupp, the well-known German metal-founder and gigantic steel-gun manufacturer, died last Thursday in his villa near Essen, Rhenish Prussia.  Herr Krupp was born at Essen in 1812.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John English
Mr. John English died at his residence in this borough last Sunday night after a long sickness, in the 79th year of his age.  He was a native of Ireland, and came to this county about 1840, and resided here from that time until his death.  He was a farmer, a good citizen, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a man of sterling character.  The funeral service is to be held at his late residence at 10 o’clock this forenoon.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Kenley Wilson
Last Saturday afternoon Mr. Kenley Wilson, of Delmar, was killed instantly by a stroke of lightning while he was engaged in drawing in hay on Mrs. Robert Steele’s farm in that township.  He had just started for the barn with a load when the flash struck him, tearing the rim of his hat and discoloring his neck on the left side.  Otherwise his body was not marked by the stroke.  The same flash killed a horse belonging to Mr. Ellis Fox, that was hitched to the wagon.  The other horse was not injured.  At the same time the lightning set fire to the load of hay, and the wagon was saved by tipping the load over after Mr. Fox had taken  Mr. Wilson’s body off the burning hay.  Mr. Wilson’s funeral was held at Stony Fork on Sunday, and it was largely attended.  General Cox informs us that Mr. Wilson, who was a member of Company K of the 267th Pennsylvania regiment, was a brave and faithful soldier all through his term of service.  He leaves a wife and four children.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Harriet Clark Elliott
We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Harriet Clark Elliott, wife of Hon. S. B. Elliott, of DuBois, Pa., which took place at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Brown, at Elmira, NY, last Thursday morning.  Mrs. Elliott was born June 27, 1832, and she was a daughter of the late Phineas Clark, of Mansfield.  Mrs. Elliott resided at Mansfield for many years, and she was loved for her many excellent traits of character.  She leaves a son and daughter besides her husband to mourn the going before of a fond wife and mother.  The funeral was held last Saturday afternoon at Elmira at 2 o’clock.  At Elmira, NY, July 14, 1887, Harriet Clark, wife of Hon. S. B. Elliott of DuBois, Pa, aged 55 years and 17 days.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha T. and Mr. Benjamin C. Wickham
Mrs. Benjamin C. Wickham died at her home in the borough of Tioga last Thursday, July 14, 1887, Martha T., wife of Benjamin C. Wickham, aged 71 years morning, and her aged husband died on Friday morning, July 15, 1887, aged 83 years.  Mrs. Wickham had been in feeble health for some time, but had kept about the house and assisted in the care of her husband, who was critically ill, until last Tuesday night when she was prostrated.  Mrs. Wickham was 71 years of age.  She was an excellent woman and much respected.  Mr. Wickham was in his 84th year.  He was born at Mattituck on Long Island in June, 1804, his father being Thomas Wickham, a member of an old and prominent family of that place.  Benjamin moved to Elmira in 1827, and went into the mercantile business, his first partner being Mr. Viol.  He afterwards entered into partnership with Mr. David H. Tuthill.  The firm established a branch store at Tioga in 1832, with Mr. Wickham as active manager and the style of the concern being B. C. Wickham & Co.  In 1844 this co-partnership was succeeded by Wickham & Baldwin, who continued until 1848 and were succeeded by Wickham, Aiken & Mathews.  In the fall of 1859 Mr. Wickham became the president of the Tioga County Bank.  Mr. A. S. Turner, the cashier of the institution, retired from it in 1867, when it was changed to a private bank with Mr. Wickham at its head and Mr. David L. Aiken as cashier.  The business was carried on under the firm name of B. C. Wickham & Co., until its disastrous failure in December, 1883.  At the time of the failure Mr. Wickham was in his 80th year and in failing health.  His bankruptcy turned him out of the home in which he and his aged wife had hoped to pass their remaining years, and although they found a home with his sister residing at Tioga and were furnished by his children with everything needed for their comfort, his last days were clouded by the suspicions of those who had been ruined by the failure of the bank.  He claimed, however, that he had never intentionally wronged any person, and that he thought he had property enough to meet every obligation.  Mr. Wickham was many years a leading and enterprising citizen of Tioga.  After the great fire of February, 1871, he built the brick block in the third story of which is the large hall bearing his name.  He was twice married.  His first wife, Catharine Mathews, died in 1841 and was buried in the old village cemetery beside three children who died young.  Four children survive him--Mrs. Q. W. Wellington, of Corning, Mrs. Rufus Frost, of Boston, and Messrs. T. A. and C. H. Wickham, of Tioga.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Truman Johnson
In Westfield, Pa., June 29, 1887, of typhoid fever, Truman, son of Charles and Catherine E. Johnson, aged 9 years and 1 month.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Andrew J. Kelley
At Elkland, Pa., July 7, 1887, Andrew J. Kelley, in the 43d year of his age.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lemuel Stafford
At East Lawrence, Pa., July 3, 1887, of consumption, Lemuel Stafford, aged 30 years.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Tremain
At Westfield, July 7, 1887, of cholera infantum, John, son of Seth Tremain, aged 19(or 18) months and 3 days.  (Tuesday, July 19, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Moses Johnson
Mr. Moses Johnson died in this borough last Sunday night, of cholera morbus.  Mr. Johnson was an old resident here.  He was an excellent stone-mason and a good citizen.  He was about 58 years of age.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Bullin
The Courier says that William Bullin, of Norway Ridge, near Osceola, who had been insane a number of years, escaped from his room one night recently and committed suicide by cutting his throat with a pair of sheep-shears.  About 50 men went in search of him, and after a day and two nights he was found in the woods some distance from the house.  The funeral was held on the 16th instant.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Walker
Covington, July 23, 1887.--James Walker died at the residence of his son, ex-Sheriff D. H. Walker, in Covington township last Monday, July 18th, at the advanced age of 78 years.  Mr. Walker’s father, Isaac Walker, came to Covington from New Hampshire in 1813, bringing 10 children.  He settled on the farm now owned by Charles Howland, in Covington borough.  Of those children only one survives--Mrs. Everett Bloss.  Mr. Walker married Eliza Hazelton, who died about two years ago.  Three children came to them, and two survive--the son, D. H. Walker, and a daughter, Mrs. A. T. James, of Peale, Pa.  Mr. Walker’s life had always been an ideal one.  Of simple habits and aspirations, he always fulfilled his friends expectancy of him, and when he came to die he left only acquaintances and friends, and in his case the terms were synonymous.  The funeral at the Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon was largely attended.  Rev. Mr. Lewis, of this place, was assisted by Rev. Mr. Rhiel, of Blossburg, and the service, the sermon and the music were all appropriate.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Wallace Codney
At Blossburg, Pa., July 10(or 16), 1887, of heart disease, Mr. Wallace Codney.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ida Crowl
At Lindley, NY, July 20, 1887, Ida, daughter of Albert Crowl, aged 20 years.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry W. Doty
In Farmington, Pa., July 12, 1887, of consumption, Harry W. Doty, aged 36 years.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hebe
At Blossburg, Pa., July 10, 1887, Elizabeth, wife of Washington Hebe, aged 51 years and 3 months.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary D. Tourtellot
At Wellsboro, Pa., July 19, 1887, Mary D., beloved wife of R. S. Tourtellot, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, July 26, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James M. Murray
A Jamestown dispatch says Capt. James M. Murray, the first Chief of Police of that city, died last week Monday night.  He was a Captain on Lake Chautauqua for many years, being in command of the steamer Chautauqua when her boiler exploded about 15 years ago.  (Tuesday, August 2, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George H. Patch
George H. Patch, military editor of the Boston Globe and Ex-Commander of the Department of Massachusetts, G. A. R., died a few days ago of pneumonia.  (Tuesday, August 2, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. D. Stanford
Dr. E. D. Stanford, who had been prominently mentioned as a contestant for Mr. Beck’s seat in the United States Senate, and was married for the second time only two weeks ago, died yesterday at Louisville, Ky.  (Tuesday, August 2, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Wass
Mr. Robert Wass, of Chatham, who has been an inmate of the Warren Hospital for the past two years, died a few days ago after a short illness.  (Tuesday, August 2, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Cornelius Coyle
Mr. Cornelius Coyle, an old resident of Blossburg, died last Thursday of paralysis at the age of 80 years.  (Tuesday, August 2, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Hattie Sweet
Miss Hattie Sweet, sister of Mr. C. A. Sweet, of this borough, died at Williamsport last week Sunday at the age of 36 years.  (Tuesday, August 2, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Yenzling
Joseph Yenzling, a school-tax collector, at Allentown, Pa., who died July 24th, is found to be short in his accounts to the extent of $5,000.  (Tuesday, August 9, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah McFarland
Sarah McFarland, 19 years old, of Rockville, Conn., was stung on the lip by a bumble-bee a few days ago.  The poison entered the girl’s system, and her body swelled to an enormous size.  She died in awful agony.  (Tuesday, August 9, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Mary Lawson
Yesterday morning Miss Mary Lawson, a domestic in the family of Mr. William Roberts in this borough, died after a short illness.  She was taken violently ill on Wednesday and sank rapidly until the hour of her death.  The young woman’s home was at Antrim.  She was a native of Sweden, and she came to the country about three years ago.  Her only relatives here,--a sister and a cousin--were at her bedside at the last.  The remains were taken to Antrim this morning for interment.  Miss Lawson was an estimable young woman and her death is peculiarly sad.  (Tuesday, August 9, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David A. Graves
The Register says:  “Mr. David A. Graves, of Blossburg, died very suddenly last Tuesday.  He had been confined to the house for several weeks from injury, and had just recovered sufficiently to get out a little.  He went out Tuesday, but fell to the walk only a few feet from his home.  He was a very industrious man.  He leaves a wife and four young children, all girls, and one a babe.  The family is left entirely destitute, Mr. Graves’s long illness having used up all their funds.  A collection has been taken up for the benefit of the widow, and we hope even more may be contributed by charitably-inclined people.  He was 88 years of age.  (Tuesday, August 9, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles A. Martin
At Blossburg, Pa., July 31, 1887, Charles A., only child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin, aged 5 months and 12 days.  (Tuesday, August 9, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Clay
John Clay, the only remaining son of Henry Clay, died at his farm near Lexington, Ky., last Wednesday night, at the age of 67 years.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jerry Pagels
Jerry Pagels, the murderer of Samuel Kohn, under sentence to be hanged August 12th, committed suicide in the St. Louis jail last week Sunday night by cutting the artery of his left arm above the elbow, and he wrapped a towel around it, allowing one end to rest in a bucket in his cell, that the dripping of the blood might not attract attention.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Williams
Charles Williams, who was confined in the jail of Logan county, V. Va., for the murder of James Aldridge, was taken from the jail on the 8th instant and hanged to a tree.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Helen E. Jones
Last Tuesday morning Helen E., wife of Mr. R. P. Jones, died at Gurnee after a short illness, at the age of 22 years.  The remains were taken to Addison, NY, on Wednesday for interment.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eliza J. Mathers
Last Thursday Mrs. Eliza J. Mathers died at the home of her daughter, Miss Abbie Mathers, in New York city, of cholera morbus, after a short illness.  The remains were brought here on Saturday and buried in our village cemetery, the funeral service being held at the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon.  Rev. Mr. Lloyd preached an excellent funeral sermon, and a large number of people were in attendance.  Mrs. Mathers, whose maiden name was Eliza J. Beecher, was born at Nelson, in this county, February 13, 1806.  In 1830 she married Mr. John Mathers, of this borough, and for half a century the couple were spared to rear a large family of children,--11 in all, seven sons and four daughters, all of whom lived to reach their majority and eight of whom are still living.  Several years ago Mrs. Mathers went to New York city to reside and soon after--in June, 1879,--Mr. Mathers died at the age of 80 years.  Since that time she has lived with her daughter, and she has been blessed with a happy and peaceful old age.  She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years.  All the children who are living were permitted to attend the funeral of the aged mother last Sunday.  They are as follows:  Mr. John Mathers, Jr., of New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Lewis Tompkins, of Fishkill, NY; Mrs. George Sullivan, of Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Luther Johnson, of Liberty; Miss Abbie Mathers, of New York city; Mrs. Charles Herrington; Mr. Charles C. Mathers and Mr. W. T. Mathers, of this borough.  The pall-bearers were Messrs. Henry Sherwood, S. F. Wilson, John Gray, R. C. Cox, Charles Toles and John R. Bowen.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Gracie Carr
At Osceola, Pa., August 4, 1887, Gracie, daughter of Merritt and Nancy Karr, aged 7 years.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John C. Dibble
In Middlebury, Pa., August 1, 1887, Mr. John C. Dibble, aged 80 years.  The funeral was held on Wednesday, August 3d, at the Locey Creek school-house, Rev. N. J. Shirey officiating.  Mr. Dibble leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.  He had lived in Middlebury township over 30 years, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ellsworth Grant Nichols
In Richmond, Pa., August 4, 1887, Ellsworth Grant, son of G. P. and Joey Nichols, aged 9 months.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Marian Hammond Shirley
At Westfield, Pa., August 7, 1887, Mrs. Marian Hammond Shirley, aged 64 years, 11 months and 4 days.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maxwell G. Steele
At Hammond, Pa., July 23, 1887, of diphtheria, Maxwell G., son of Frank and Emmer Steele, aged 3 years and 20 days.  (Tuesday, August 16, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alvan Clark
Alvan Clark, the veterna telescope-maker, died at his home at Cambridgeport, Mass., last Friday morning.  He was born at Ashfield, Mass., March 8, 1804.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander Meyrowitza
Professor Alexander Meyrowitza, A. M., one of the most learned Hebrew scholars and bibliographical students in the country, died last Thursday night, aged 76.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

O. S. Fowler
Prof. O. S. Fowler, the noted phrenologist and lecturer, died at his residence near Sharon Station, Conn., last Wednesday morning after an illness of only 30 hours.  The cause of death was spinal trouble super induced by a heavy cold.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Spencer F. Baird
Professor Spence F. Baird, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute and United States Fish Commissioner, died at Wood’s Holl, Mass., last Friday afternoon.  He has been ill for some time, and Professor Langley, of Alleghany City, has supplied his place in the Smithsonian Institute.  Professor Baird was born at Reading, Pa., February 3, 1823.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Curry
Rev. Daniel Curry died in New York city Wednesday afternoon.  He was a member of the New York East Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born in 1809, and was graduated at the Wesleyan University.  He was a large contributor to the literature of the Church, and was at one time the editor of the Christian Advocate.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. W. D. Jones
We regret to learn of the death of Mr. W. D. Jones, of Charleston, which occurred yesterday morning after a long illness of peritonitis.  Mr. Jones was 45 years of age, and he was a man of bright intellect, upright and universally esteemed.  He leaves a wife and several children.  The funeral is to be held at Welsh Settlement tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Reed
Last week Monday afternoon John Reed, of Morris Run, was crushed by a fall of coal in the mines.  He died 20 minutes after the accident.  His father, who was working near by, found the young man about 10 minutes after the accident.  The funeral was held on Wednesday, and the interment took place at Blossburg.  Mr. Reed was a young man of excellent character.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fanny Doney
Mrs. Fanny Doney, who had been afflicted for some months with dropsy, suddenly died on Wednesday night.  She was over 60 years of age.  Her husband has the sympathy of the community in his loss.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Crippen
At Tioga, Pa., August 8, 1887, Mrs. Betsey Crippen, of Sullivan, Pa., aged 78 years.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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