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1887-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Mrs. Martha A. Crosby
At Denver, Col., July 13, 1887, Mrs. Martha A., wife of Mr. Moses S. Crosby, formerly of Nova Scotia, and eldest daughter of the late Rufus Churchill, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, aged 69 years and 7 months.  Mrs. Crosby formerly resided at Round Top in this county, and she is the mother of Mrs. F. W. Jones, of this borough.  She died in the full hope of a glorious immortality.  “Where immortal spirits reign, there we shall meet again.”  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Marian Hammond Shirley
At Westfield, Pa., August 7, 1887, after an illness of nine days, Mrs. Marian Hammond Shirley, aged 64 years, 11 months and 4 days.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Welch
At Blossburg, Pa., August 9, 1887, the five-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welch.  (Tuesday, August 23, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Palgrave Simpson
John Palgrave Simpson, author and playwright, is dead.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. J. Vanderpoel
A. J. Vanderpoel, the well-known New York attorney, dropped dead last week Monday.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. C. Benedict
East Charleston, August 27, 1887.--Mr. J. C. Benedict died Tuesday morning.  He was born in Otsego county, NY, in 1823.  He came to Columbia, Bradford county, in 1842, and resided there until 1866, when he moved to this place.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. R. Packard
Mr. E. R. Packard, of Penndale, Lycoming county, fell from a window in the Troy House, at Troy, Bradford county, early Friday morning, the 19th instant, and was instantly killed.  He was attending the soldiers’ encampment and owing to the crowded condition of the hotel he was given a third-story room with Isaac Page, of Nelson, Pa.  Packard’s dead body was found on the ground under the window about half-past four the next morning.  His clothes were upon the chair where he had left them the night before.  Mr. Page did not hear him get out of bed.  Mr. Packard was about 50 years of age and he leaves a wife and several children.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Keagle
At Williamsport, Pa., August 12, 1887, Mrs. William Keagle, formerly of Liberty, Pa.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Laura Metcalf
At Potter Brook, Pa., August 13, 1887, Laura, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Metcalf, aged 1 year, 7 months and 24 days.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Caroline Scott
At Sabinsville, Pa., August 16, 1887, Mrs. Caroline Scott, wife of Rufus Scott, of Sabinsville, Pa., aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ethan Strait
At Marshfield, Pa., August 22, 1887, Mrs. Ethan Strait, in her 67th year.  Mrs. Strait was born at Smithville, Chenango county, NY, November 27th, 1820.  Since the year 1851 she has resided at Marshfield, in Gaines township.  She came here when the Elk run valley was a “howling wilderness.”  She has been a good neighbor, and intelligent woman, and a member of the M. E. Church for about 50 years.  Her only son Mr. J. D. Strait is left to mourn his loss.  Mr. E. Strait, her husband, died about 11 years ago.  She was much beloved by all who knew her.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frankie R. Wetherbee
In Delmar, Pa., August 2, 1887, of scarlet fever, Frankie R., infant son of Jarvis and Phebe Wetherbee, aged 11 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, August 30, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. R. G. Treat
Chatham, September 1, 1887.--Mrs. R. G. Treat was buried from her home in East Chatham on the 27th ultimo.  The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hays, of the Christian Church at Knoxville, assisted by Rev. S. Butler.  The cause of her death was found upon an autopsy, to be stone in the gall.  Mrs. Treat was one of those who always looked on the bright side.  She was just past the meridian of life, with bright prospects for the future, when death overtook her and she was called home.  The members of the Alfred Toles Post, G. A. R., of which her husband is a member, showed their respect by attending the funeral in a body.  (Tuesday, September 6, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy Farwell
The death is announced at Sterling, IL, of Mrs. Nancy Farwell, mother of John V. and Senator C. B. Farwell.  (Tuesday, September 6, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Wolfe
Rev. J. M. Wofe, Jr., and his estimable wife, of Charleston, mourn the loss of their infant daughter, who was four months old.  The child died of cholera infantum at Williamsport, where the parents were visiting last Friday, and the funeral was held at Dartt Settlement on Sunday.  (Tuesday, September 7, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hiel Peake
Last Thursday Mrs. Hiel Peake, of Round Top, died very suddenly of heart-disease, at the age of 59 years.  Upon arising in the morning Mr. Peake noticed that she breathed heavily.  He could not arouse her, and went out to call assistance.  When he returned, Mrs. Peake was dead.  The funeral was held at Stony Fork Baptist church on Friday, Rev. J. A. Boyce conducting the service.  Mrs. Peake was an exemplary Christian woman, and her circle of friends was very large.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. John P. Evans
At Morris Run, Pa., August 30, 1887, Mrs. John P. Evans, aged 40 years.  (Tuesday, September 6, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Treat
In Chatham, Pa., August 25(or 23), 1887, Mary Jane, wife of Rufus G. Treat, aged 50 years, 10 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, September 6, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Logan Harris
Bishop William Logan Harris, the New York resident Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died a few days ago, at his home in New York city.  He was one of the pillars of the Methodist Church.  He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, November 4, 1817.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Achsah Craft
Mrs. Achsah Craft, who died a few days ago in New Jersey, at the age of 100 years, is said by the Trenton True: American to have voted for Thomas Jefferson for President of the United States soon after she was 18 years of age, as was then the custom.  She rode to the election at Ringoes in company with another young lady and two young gentlemen from her home, then near Harbourton, in old Amwell township.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Stephen Wood
Round Top, September 10, 1887.--Mr. Stephen Wood died at his home on Maple Hill last Wednesday, of cholera-morbus.  He was taken sick with the disease on Tuesday and only survived the attack about a day.  He had many acquaintances and was well esteemed by them all.  He lived to be little past middle age, and while living had made good provision for his wife and children, who survive him.  In their sad and sudden bereavement the members of his family have the full sympathy of the community.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eliza Howard Powers
Mrs. Eliza Howard Powers died at her residence in Washington a few days ago.  She was well known as having devoted all her personal services to the welfare of the Union soldiers during the war.  She was president of the Florence Nightingale Association and associate manager of the United States Sanitary Commission of New Jersey during that trying time and labored earnestly to promote the comfort of the soldiers.  In her latter years she became poor, and Congress unanimously passed a bill reimbursing her for the money she spent during the war--some $2,500.  She was 85 years old.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James S. Weeks
James S. Weeks, Superintendent of a Quincy, Ky., Sunday-school, dismissed his school last Sunday, and was just emerging from the church, when he was shot by his neighbor, John Harris.  He was instantly killed.  The shooting was the result of an old feud.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Amos Cornell
A terrible storm passed over Worcester, Otsego county, NY, last Wednesday, Amos Cornell was lifted off his feet by the wind, thrown against a barrel 25 feet distant and killed.  Two other men were seriously injured.  Four houses and barns and crops were destroyed.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. A. T. Losey
Mrs. A. T. Losey died at Gaines a few days ago, leaving a husband and seven young children.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Coolidge
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Coolidge, of Delmar, mourn the death of their eight month old son, who died of cerebro spinal meningitis last Sunday.  They have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Winters
Mr. William Winters, brother of the late Prof. A. C. Winters, was killed in a runaway accident in Schuyler county, NY, last Friday.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Stephen H. Wood
Last Wednesday Mr. Stephen H. Wood, a prominent and well-to-do farmer residing on Maple Hill, in Bloss township, died very suddenly of cholera morbus.  He was taken sick on Tuesday, but his condition was not considered serious until within an hour or two of his death, when a physician was called in to find him in a dying condition.  Mr. Wood was 64 years of age, and he was a most excellent citizen.  He had long been a consistent member of the Methodist Church.  The funeral was appointed for Friday, but it was found necessary to make the interment on Thursday.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Jennie Briggs
At Hammond, Pa., August 16, 1887, of malignant diphtheria, Jennie, second daughter of Andrew and Nettie Briggs, aged 10 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Andrew Kniffen
In Armenia, Pa., August 29, 1887, of general debility, Mr. Andrew Kniffen, aged 90 years.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Sarah Lawrence
At Cowanesque, Pa., August 25, 1887, of cholera infantum, Sarah, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Lawrence, aged 5 months and 19 days.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna Losey
At Pike Mills, Pa., August 28, 1887, of consumption, Anna, wife of Alanson T. Losey, aged 39 years.  (Tuesday, September 13, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Washington Bartlett
Governor Washington Bartlett, of California, died at San Francisco last week Monday, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Luke P. Blackburn
Ex Governor Luke P. Blackburn, who had been lying at the point of death at Frankfort, Ky., for weeks past, died last Wednesday.  He was 70 years old.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Guy H. McMaster
Hon. Guy H. McMaster died at Bath, NY, last Tuesday, of pneumonia after a few days’ illness.  He was born in 1829, and had lived a life of prominence as a lawyer and a jurist, at this demise holding the office of Surrogate of the county of Steuben.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William A. Washington
William A. Washington, the nearest living relative of General Washington, and the last male representative of the name, died last week Sunday morning at his home in Owensboro, Ky.  He was 87 years of age, and was, in many respects, a most interesting character.  He was born in Virginia, April 5, 1890, and moved to Kentucky when about six years old, settling near Gordonsville, Logan county.  He was the son of Fairfax Washington, and was the oldest of 10 children.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. S. L. Horton
Mr. S. L. Horton, one of the pioneers of Rutland township and an esteemed citizen, died on the 8th instant at the age of 85 years.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Wilberson
Mr. John Wilberson was instantly killed a few days ago while hauling bark on Pine creek.  He was walking beside the wagon, when the load of bark tipped over upon him.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. N. E. Hastings
Mr. N. E. Hastings died at his son’s residence at Chatham Valley on Saturday last at 3 o’clock in the morning.  The funeral service was held on Sunday at 2 o’clock p. m., and it was conducted by Rev. O. G. Hills assisted by Rev. Messrs. S. L. Bovier and S. Butler.  Mr. Hastings died at the venerable age of 84.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Ladd
Mrs. Elizabeth Ladd, who a number of years ago lived some time with her sister, Mrs. Cameron, in this place, and who was well known to many of our citizens as “Aunt Betsey,” died at her home near Westfield last Tuesday and was buried yesterday.  She was one of 10 brothers and sisters, eight of whom are still living, the youngest being 67 years old and a great-grandmother.  “Aunt Betsey” was 87 years of age.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James McGowan
A young man named James McGowan went into Coburn’s hardware store at Towanda last Thursday afternoon, bought a revolver, loaded it, then stepped back from the counter, coolly placed the muzzle to his right temple and fired.  He died instantly, in the presence of a number of spectators.  He was sober at the time, and the cause is supposed to be a disappointment in love.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John O’Kane
Mr. John O’Kane, of Antrim, died of consumption last Friday at the age of 42 years.  The funeral was held at St. Peter’s church in this borough yesterday, and it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Erway
Last Saturday a young child of Mr. R. P. Erway, of Deerfield, died of the whooping cough.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Allen Butler
Mrs. Allen Butler, an old resident of Deerfield, died last Sunday.  She was esteemed by all who knew her.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Andrew Crowl
Last Sunday morning shortly before 1 o’clock Mr. Andrew Crowl, a well-known grocery man of Blossburg, died of heart disease after a short illness, at the age of 63 years.  Mr. Crowl was taken suddenly ill at his store on Friday noon while his clerk was at dinner.  Although greatly prostrated he retained his faculties, and seeming to realize the approach of death, he calmly arranged all his business matters and gave explicit directions regarding the management of his affairs.  Andrew Crowl was born August 12th, 1824, near Addison, NY.  About 40 years ago he came to this borough and established a wagon-shop which he conducted for some years.  In 1862 he was elected Justice of the Peace in this borough, serving one term.  He afterward followed farming in Delmar for some years.  He then moved back to this place, and was Burgess for a term or two.  About eight years ago he moved to Blossburg and engaged in the grocery business.  He was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, and he was regarded at a man of excellent business qualifications.  Mr. Crowl leaves a widow and three children--one by his first wife.  The funeral is to be held at Blossburg tomorrow morning at nine o’clock, and the interment will be made in the cemetery in this borough.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lydia Bloss
In Covington, Pa., September 15, 1887, Mrs. Lydia Bloss, aged 80 years.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Grace I. Pride
At Hornellsville, NY, September 16, 1887, of blood poisoning, Grace I., only child of Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Pride, of Knoxville, Pa., aged 14 years.  (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Casimaro del Monte
Casimaro del Monte, a popular Cuban writer, is dead.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maximilian Adolphe Langenbeck
Maximilian Adolphe Langenbeck, physician in chief of the Prussian army and the author of several well-known medical works, is dead.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George N. Wood
Last week George N. Wood, editor and owner of the Daily and Weekly Times, died of typhoid fever, at Olean, NY.  He was aged 30 years and had had charge of the paper the past five years.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elmer Gaffern
On the 22d ultimo Elmer Gaffern, a man about 24 years old, who resided in Franklin township, Bradford county, went into a hardware store in Towanda and selected a revolver.  He asked the proprietor to load the weapon.  When this was done the young man took a few steps towards the door, placed the pistol to his head and fired.  The ball entered behind his right ear, and he died a few hours after.  He had threatened to kill himself, and was intoxicated at the time.  It is also stated that there has been insanity in his family.  He had recently married.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Palferman
The Canton Sentinel says:  “Henry Palferman, aged 80 years, an old resident of Beech Flats, died Sunday night, of cholera morbus.  He was born in England, but came to this country a good many years ago.  He was a man of remarkable intelligence, and at one time was a minister of the gospel.”  Mr. Palferman formerly resided in Charleston.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. A. C. Lumbard
Mrs. A. C. Lumbard died at her home in Elmira last Saturday at the age of 59 years.  She resided in this borough some years ago.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Louden
Mr. James Louden, a well-known resident of Delmar, died at Ransom City, Dakota, on the 24th ultimo, at the age of 79 years.  Mr. Louden went to Dakota last spring to visit his son.  His remains were brought to this borough, and the funeral was held at the house of Mr. George Dascom on Thursday, Rev. Mr. Cole, of Charleston, conducting the service.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elias Horton
Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Reynolds, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., have been called to Lawrenceville by the death of Mrs. Elias Horton, Mrs. Reynold’s sister, who died last Thursday.  They expect to arrive in this borough next Friday noon and will be the guests of Capt. A. B. Horton over Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have many warm friends in this place, their former home, who will be glad to greet them.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Hiram Horton
Mr. Hiram Horton died at his home at Stony Fork last Tuesday, September 27, 1887, in his 76 years, 9 months and 20 days.  He was born in Tompkins county, NY, where he lived until he was 30 years of age.  He then came to Stony Fork where he afterwards resided.  He had been a member of the Baptist Church since his boyhood, and he died in the full triumph of the Christian faith.  He was universally respected and he was an excellent citizen.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elias Horton
Mrs. Elias Horton, of Lawrenceville, died last Thursday at the age of 72 years.  She was one of the oldest inhabitants of that village, and she was universally esteemed.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Christopher Lutz
Last Tuesday afternoon Christopher Lutz was fatally shot while hunting deer near Pike Mills.  He had been watching a runway and was starting to go home when his rifle was accidentally discharged, the ball striking Lutz near the right corner of his mouth and coming out at the top of his head.  His companions carried Lutz home, and he died a few hours later.  Mr. Lutz was 28 years of age and unmarried.  The funeral was held at Germania last Thursday.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Kate Dalley
The Blossburg Register states that Miss Kate Dalley, who was found in a hay-mow near Ogdensburg in an unconscious condition some days after herm yesterday disappearance, died last Tuesday after lying for many days in a weak and semi-conscious state.  She never recovered sufficiently to give an explanation of the affair.   A post mortem examination was held by several physicians, but no evidence of foul play discovered.  The remains were interred at Blossburg last Friday.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Waldo May
Rev. Waldo May, a former resident of this county, died at his residence in Mason, Mich., on the 17th of September.  He was born in New Hampshire in 1826, and when he was three years old his parents moved to this county, where he spent the next 20 years of his life.  On reaching manhood he married Miss Irene Klock, a sister of Mr. Jeremiah Klock.  After his marriage Mr. May settled in Livingston county, Michigan, where he was ordained as minister of the gospel.  He afterward moved to Ingham county in that State, and he preached there several years.  In 1882 he was the Greenback nominee for Governor of Michigan.  He was stricken with paralysis a year ago last March, and from that stroke he lingered in failing health until his death last month.  The Mason News says he was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and many of his old acquaintances went a long distance to pay a last tribute to respect to his memory.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Jessie Erway
At East Chatham, Pa., September 24, 1887, Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Erway, aged 1 year and 10 months.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Morris Walker
At Blossburg, Pa., September 19, 1887, of typhoid pneumonia, Morris Walker, aged 27 years.  (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dennis Morris
In Sussex county, NJ, last week, Robert D. Westbrook killed Dennis Morris for taking chestnuts from a tree belonging to the latter.  Both were old men and well-to-do farmers.  (Tuesday, October 11, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Eugene Simpson
Mr. Eugene Simpson, of Lawrenceville, a brakeman on the Fall Brook railways, was killed near Corning last Thursday night.  He leaves a wife and three children.  (Tuesday, October 11, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ira Johnston
Last Friday this community was shocked by the announcement of the sudden death of Mr. Ira Johnston, a respected and well-to-do farmer residing on Shumway hill in Charleston township.  Mr. Johnston had been afflicted with heart disease for about 12 years.  About two months ago a barn-door fell upon him.  At the time it was thought that he was not seriously injured, although he sustained a severe shock.  It was noticed afterward, however, that he seemed to be failing in health and strength and it was suggested that a physician be called.  Mr. Johnston himself didn’t want a doctor, but maintained that he would soon be as well as usual.  Last week Monday he came to town and sought medical advice.  He was able to be about the house until last Thursday evening, when he retired as usual.  During the night he got up without assistance, and about 5 o’clock on Friday morning he again rose and was sitting in a chair when the light of life went out as suddenly as the blowing out of a candle.  Ira Johnston was in his 78th year.  He was born in Tompkins county, NY.  He had resided for a generation upon the farm where he died, and he amassed a competency by industry and frugality.  He was a man of very strong convictions and of the most excellent judgment regarding business matters.  He had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years.  The funeral was held at the family residence in Charleston yesterday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the cemetery on Shumway hill.  Rev. Dr. D. D. Buck, of Geneva, NY, a former beloved pastor of the Methodist Church in this borough, conducted the services.  Mr. Johnston leaves a second wife and two adult sons, Messrs. Albert and Chas. Johnston, both well-known Charleston farmers.  Albert was on a hunting expedition in Michigan at the time of his father’s death and could not reach home in time for the funeral.  (Tuesday, October 11, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Gerow
In Charleston, Pa,. September 26, 1887, Elizabeth B., wife of James N. Gerow, aged 74 years.  (Tuesday, October 11, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry Ellias Reppard
In Delmar, Pa., October 3, 1887, of diphtheria and scarlet fever, Harry Elias, son of George and Margaret Reppard, aged 3 years, 6 months and 24 days.  (Tuesday, October 11, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Pitcairn Morrison
General Pitcairn Morrison, U. S. A., (retired) aged 92 years, died at Baltimore a few days ago.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John B. Finch
John B. Finch, of Nebraska, the well-known temperance advocate, died suddenly in Boston a few days ago.  He addressed a temperance meeting in Lynn that evening and took the train for Boston at 10 o’clock.  On the way he was taken with a violent fit from which he never recovered.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Zina Woodhouse
Mr. Zina Woodhouse, of Lawrence township, a well-known and respected citizen, died last Wednesday after a long illness, at the age of 52 years.  Mr. Woodhouse was a veteran of the war, he having served in the 14th N. Y. Volunteers.  He was a good citizen and a Christian man.  His wife and four children survive him.  The funeral was held on Friday, the Capt. Phil Holland Post, G. A. R., attending in a body.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edmund F. Claggett
Mr. Edmund F. Claggett, formerly of Lawrenceville, died on the 28th ultimo of typhoid fever, at Ottawa, Illinois.  He was 21 years of age.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Jennie Baker
On the 5th instant, Miss Jennie Baker, the 16 year old daughter of Amos T. Baker, who resides just over the State line a few miles north of Millerton, died very suddenly under rather peculiar circumstances.  A coroner’s inquest was held, and it was found that the young girl had died from an abortion produced by some person or person unknown.  Forty or more witnesses testified in the case.  It was shown that the girl had been at work in Elmira about 10 months and had only been home about three weeks before her death; that she was in Elmira on Saturday and Monday before her death with her father and did not complain of being sick until the night of the 4th.  She then called her father, her mother being away, and said she was very sick with ear-ache.  She gradually grew worse until the evening of the 5th, when she died.  Her mother, having returned, sent for Dr. Lucy, of Elmira, but he did not arrive until after she was dead.  The affair has created a great sensation in that vicinity.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mollie Deane Cooper
Mrs. Mollie Deane Cooper died last Wednesday at the Deane homestead on Meade street, in this borough, after a short illness, at the age of 32 years.  She left an infant son born on the Saturday previous.  Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of the late E. P. Deane.  She was born in Delmar, October 2, 1855.  She was graduated from the High School in this borough, and was then employed as a teacher in our schools in 1874-5.  Soon after this she went to Madison, Wis., where she pursued a course of study at the Wisconsin University for two years.  She then went to Denver, Colorado, where her brother Cecil resides, and was a successful teacher in the schools of that city for one year.  She was married at Tonganoxie, Kansas, June 20, 1883, to Mr. A. S. Cooper, a civil engineer residing at Leavenworth, Kansas.  After a residence of 18 months in the West they moved to Savannah, Georgia, where Mr. Cooper was engaged on the Government surveys.  Afterwards they moved to Fernandina, Florida.  Last May Mrs. Cooper came to this borough to spend the summer, life being full of pleasure and bright promise for her.  Mrs. Cooper was a most intelligent and lovable woman possessed of a pure Christian character.  The precept of her life was that it is not all of life nor all of death to die.  She had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church for a number of years.  The funeral was held at the Deane homestead on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. J. F. Calkins, the former pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this borough, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. Dr. Shaw.  A large number of sympathizing friends were in attendance.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Annie Bergam
At Morris Run, Pa., October 9, 1887, of typhoid fever, Annie, wife of Peter Bergam, aged 25 years, 10 months and 9 days.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. George Douglass
At Sabinsville, Pa., October 7, 1887, Mrs. George Douglass, aged 45 years.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Peet
In Westfield, Pa., October 3, 1887, Mrs. Elizabeth Peet, in the 78th year of her age.  She lived a life of usefulness, was resigned in sickness and death and has gone to reap the reward of the faithful.  (Tuesday, October 18, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edmond Texier
Edmond Texier, the French journalist and author, is dead.  He was 71 years old.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alexander James Bereaford Hope
Alexander James Bereaford Hope, member of Parliament for Cambridge University, is dead.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lewis Wallbridge
Hon. Lewis Wallbridge, Chief Justice of Manitoba, died last Thursday morning, aged 71 years.  He was Speaker of the Dominion Parliament in 1863.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. B. Washburne
Hon. E. B. Washburne, ex-Congressman, Ex-Secretary of State and ex-Minister to France, died at his home in Chicago last Saturday night after an illness of about a month.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Parkhurst
Mrs. Jane Parkhurst, widow of the late Dr. Curtis Parkhurst, died at Lawrenceville last Thursday at the age of 76 years.  Mrs. Parkhurst was an intelligent Christian woman.  Six children--three sons and three daughters--survive her.  The funeral was held at Lawrenceville last Saturday afternoon.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Chester Middaugh
Mr. Chester Middaugh, of Elmira, who was a resident of Lawrenceville for many years, died last Wednesday.  The funeral was held at Lawrenceville on Friday.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Timothy Bresingham
Mr. Timothy Bresingham, of Antrim, died last Saturday at the age of 50 years.  He was a miner and a respected citizen.  The funeral was held yesterday at Blossburg.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Carrie Smith
Mrs. Carrie Smith, wife of Frank Smith, died at Corning, NY, of diphtheria, last week Sunday.  She left two children.  The remains were interred at Sebring’s, her former home.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles Bottom
Last Thursday Mrs. Charles Bottom, of Nelson, died after a lingering illness, in her 72nd year.  Mrs. Bottom was born at Nelson.  She married Mr. Charles Bottom 52 years ago.  She had been a constant member of the Presbyterian Church for 43 years, and she was a most intelligent and exemplary woman.  She was the mother of Mr. Jerome Bottom, Mrs. J. D. Campbell and Mrs. Robert Lugg.  The funeral was held last Saturday afternoon, and it was largely attended.  Rev. R. G. Williams, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Nelson, conducted the services.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David S. Irelan
Mr. David S. Irelan died at Raleigh, North Carolina, on the 13th instant, aged about 73 years.  He will be remembered by many of our readers as a resident of Covington in this county.  He went to that place about 1838 and remained there until about 1870, when he removed to Raleigh, where his wife died in 1884.  While in Covington he was engaged in lumbering and manufacturing sash and blinds.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Irelan were consistent members of the Baptist Church for more than 50 years.  They assisted in organizing the Tioga Baptist Association.  Mrs. S. P. Kelts, of Covington, is the only surviving member of the original organization.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Darwin Alexander
In Armenia, Pa., October 10, 1887, Mrs. Darwin Alexander, aged 72 years.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Anna B. Everitt
At Westfield, Pa., October 10, 1887, Anna(?) B., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Everitt.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. B. Mason
In Union, Pa., October 10, 1887, J. B. Mason, aged 82 years.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary L. Morgan
At Austinville, Pa., October 10, 1887, after a lingering illness, Mary L., wife of Nathaniel Morgan, aged 65 years.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Louisa Sheive
At her home near Daggett’s Mills, Pa., October 6, 1887, of dropsy, Louisa, widow of Albert Sheive.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Ann Warner
At Wells, Pa., October 2, 1887, Sarah Ann, widow of Truman Warner, aged 85 years.  (Tuesday, October 25, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James E. Hamilton
James E. Hamilton, a mail-carrier, was attacked by sharks while crossing Hillsboro inlet, Florida, in a small boat.  He was thrown out of the boat and devoured.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fred. Daniels
A special dispatch to the Elmira Advertiser says that Fred., the 17 year old son of Conductor Daniels, was killed by the cars at Harrison Valley last Friday afternoon.  The young man started to cross the track, when his foot was caught, probably in a frog, and he was unable to save himself from a freight locomotive which was backing up.  Thought frightfully mangled he lived three hours.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. David Hazlett
Mrs. David Hazlett, of Westfield township, went to Westfield borough last Saturday and while engaged in trading at one of the stores she fell to the floor, dying almost instantly.  She was 48 years of age.  She leaves a husband and three sons.  The funeral was held at Middlebury, her former home, yesterday afternoon and it was largely attended.  Mrs. Hazlett was a daughter of the late Calvin Goodwin, and she was an estimable woman.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Almira Howd
Last Sunday afternoon Miss Almira Howd died very suddenly at the home of her brother Rev. Isaac E. Howd, on Grant street in this borough.  Miss Howd was 68 years of age, and she had long been an invalid. About five minutes before her death she was out of doors walking about the yard.  She came in, sat down and expired almost instantly.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, and this morning the remains are to be taken to Penfield, NY, for interment.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sally Jane Pierce
Mrs. Sally Jane Pierce, wife of Mr. Sylvester Pierce, died at her home in Farmington Center the first of last week.  She was over 80 years of age and had resided in Farmington over 50 years.  She was much respected by all who knew her.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Yonkin
Last Tuesday morning Colonel Joseph Yonkin, died at his home in Blossburg at the age of 69 years.  Mr. Yonkin was born in Fairfield, Lycoming county, in 1818.  He came to Blossburg in 1836 to work with his father, who had a contract for grading on the Tioga railroad.  For many years he was a hotel-keeper in Blossburg, and he was known far and wide for his good nature and generosity.  In his younger days he was a man of extraordinarily fine physique and commanding presence.  In 1837 he was commissioned as Captain of militia by Governor Ritner, and afterward as Colonel by Governors Porter and Shunk.  The Blossburg Register says that in those early days, when most of the houses in that village were down near the site of the glass-factory, Col. Yonkin used to drill his troops on the common where the business part of the town now stands.  He had held the office of Supervisor of the township, and had been Burgess of the borough.  Mr. Yonkin leaves a wife but no children, having buried seven.  One of the saddest events of his life was the loss of five children during the scarlet-fever epidemic in 1842.  His funeral was held from the house last Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. M. Evans officiating.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles F. Veil
Yesterday afternoon ex-Judge Charles F. Veil died very suddenly of heart-disease at his home on East avenue in this borough.  He had been feeling unusually well for some time past, but in the afternoon he was stricken with one of the attacks to which he had been subject for several years, and he died in a few minutes.  Charles F. Veil was born in Schormdorf, Gemany, February 11, 1813.  He learned the trade of a tanner and came to America to seek his fortune, landing in New York city, July 4, 1834.  In 1836 he came to the Block-house, now known as Liberty, and established a tannery.  He soon after married the daughter of Mr. Leonard Schanbacker.  Mr. Veil held the office of Justice of the Peace in Liberty for 15 years.  In 1856 he was elected County Auditor, and he served in that office for nine years.  In 1866 he became Associate Judge, and he filled that position for the term of five years.  In May, 1875, he was appointed Commissioners’ Clerk, and he then moved to this borough.  On the death of County Treasurer Thomas B. Bryden, Mr. Veil was appointed to that office in April, 1878, and he served for the unexpired term of two years and nine months.  Mr. Veil was educated in the Lutheran Church.  He joined the Methodist Church many years ago, and he was a local preacher of considerable ability.  He was a consistent Christian gentleman.  He had a brilliant intellect and was a most agreeable and entertaining companion, while his generosity and good-will toward all men were proverbial.  All who enjoyed his acquaintance will feel that by his death they have lost a true friend.  Mrs. Veil, two daughters and one son survive him.  It was no longer-ago than last Saturday that ex-Judge Veil was down town, and he called at our office, stating at the time that he was feeling much better than usual, and certainly appearing much stronger and happier than he had of late.  His funeral is to be held next Friday, but the hour is not yet fixed.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William L. Merrick
Little Marsh, October 27, 1887.--Death has again entered our little hamlet and taken one of our most respected pioneers.  William L. Merrick.-- “Uncle Lett,” as he was familiarly known--died at his home in Little Marsh on the evening of the 20th.  He was sick for about four weeks previous to his death.  He attended the County Fair and contracted a heavy cold by getting wet, and was taken with typhoid fever and pneumonia.  The funeral was held at the church last Saturday, when Rev. A. G. Cole preached from the text, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.”  Mr. Merrick was 70 years of age, and he had lived in Middlebury and Chatham for the past 50 years.  For the last 20 years he was connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church here.  He had four sons in the war for the Union, one of whom died in the service and three returned more or less disabled.  He leaves six children, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and a host of friends who mourn his death.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel E. Morris
In Charleston, Pa., October 31, 1887, Mr. Daniel E. Morris, aged about 50 years.  (Tuesday, November 1, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alonzo Losey
Keeneyville, October 4, 1887.--Mr. Alonzo Losey died of heart disease on the 31st of October.  The obsequies were held in the State Road Methodist Episcopal church.  Elder Shirey officiated and preached from the passage of Scripture, “Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”  Mr. Losey was over 70 years of age and was a member of the Free will Baptist Church.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry A. Homes
Dr. Henry A. Homes, Ph. D., LL. D., State Librarian of New York, is dead.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jenny Lind
Jenny Lind’s funeral took place last Saturday afternoon at Malvern and her burial place was in its churchyard, according to her desire expressed long ago.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Bazette
Last week Sunday Mr. C. T. Bazette went into a Towanda bakery with his five-year old son.  While there the child bought a red candy fish, ate part of it, and then laying the remainder on the counter, said he didn’t like it.  Shortly after he was taken violently sick, with strong indications of poisoning, such as frequent vomiting, etc.  A physician was summoned, and everything that skilled medical attention could do for the little sufferer was done, but he died at 3 o’clock Monday morning.  The poisoning may have been caused by something the child had previously found and eaten while playing; but the family feel very strongly as though it was caused by the candy.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. C. C. McClelland
Mr. C. C. McClelland, formerly landlord of the Parkhurst House in this borough, died last Friday at Downingtown, Pa., at the age of 61 years.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at Buck Creek station.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lafayette Bigelow
Last Tuesday the funeral of Mr. Lafayette Bigelow was held at the residence at his sister, Mrs. A. C. Bush, at Tioga.  Mr. Bigelow died at Chattanooga, Tenn., on the previous Saturday.  He was about 60 years of age and was well known in Tioga, where he had spent much time in recent years.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. A. E. Long
Mrs. A. E. Long, a former resident of Mansfield, died at Florida, Mo., on the 19th ultimo, in her 77th year.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nelson Cruttenden
Last week Monday Mr. Nelson Cruttenden, of Covington, died suddenly at the age of 79 years.  Although he had not been feeling well for some he was about the house as usual in the morning.  He came to this country about 15 years ago from England.  His wife and one son, S. W. Cruttenden, of Arnot, survive him.  He was brother to Mr. Tilden Cruttenden, who recently resided in this borough.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Myron Johnson
At Elkland, Pa., October 31, 1887, Mr. Myron Johnson, aged about 70 years.  (Tuesday, November 8, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Chester Ellis
Mr. Chester Ellis died this morning in this borough at the age of 64 years.  He was born in Gaines, and he moved to this borough some years ago from Westfield.  The remains will be taken to Westfield tomorrow, where the funeral is to be held at 2 o’clock p. m.  Mr. Ellis died of cancer of the stomach, from which he had been a sufferer for many years.  He was a most estimable citizen.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joshua T. Owen
General Joshua T. Owen died in Philadelphia last week Monday, of typhoid fever.  General Owen was born in Caermarthen, South Wales, in 1825, and he came to this country with his father in 1830.  The family resided in Charleston township, in this county, in 1831-2.  He was graduated at Jefferson College in 1845, and moved to Philadelphia with his parents two years later.  He was admitted to the bar in 1852, and in the same year founded the Chestnut Hill Academy.  At the outbreak of the war General Owen enlisted as a private in the First City Troop, but soon after organized a regiment of three-month soldiers and still later a regiment of three-year men, known as “Paddy Owen’s Regiment,” which served through the war with marked distinction.  In 1866 he was elected Recorder of Deeds on the Republican ticket, and after serving one term he withdrew from the political arena until 1884, when he was seated in the Common Council from the twenty-second ward.  Since 1871 General Owen had been the proprietor of the New York Daily Register, the official organ of the courts of New York city, from which he derived a large income.  Gen. Owen was well-known in this county, where he has frequently addressed political meetings.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Israel Stone
Last Wednesday Mr. Israel Stone, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens of Delmar, died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Henry B. Wilson, after a long illness, at the age of 85 years.  He had no organic disease, his demise resulting from the natural and gradual decline of his physical powers.  He retained his mental faculties to a remarkable degree up to the hour of his death.  Mr. Stone was born at Wendell, Franklin county, Massachusetts, August 8, 1802.  In 1829 he married Abigail Deane, sister of the late E. P. Deane.  In April, 1832, Mr. Stone came to Delmar township and took up the farm upon which he afterward lived, it then being a tract of woodland.  He cleared the place and made it a home by industry and frugality.  When he came to this county the courts were held in the old log house near the site of the present Court-house.  There were but few buildings in Wellsboro and nothing but a bridle-path from this place to Mr. Stone’s home.  About 1843 Mr. Stone’s wife died, and a few years later he married Amanda Howe, sister of the late William Howe.  She died a few years ago.  By his first wife Mr. Stone had four children--Adeline, now Mrs. Henry B. Wilson, Dwight, who died some years since, and Orrin and Eugene.  By his second wife he had two children--William A. and Israel G. Stone.  Mr. Stone held many offices of public trust in Delmar township, and he served as County Auditor for one or two terms.  He was universally respected for his strict integrity and his kindness of heart.  He was a man of much more than ordinary ability and force of character.  He kept himself well informed on current events, and was a most entertaining talker.  He died, as he had lived, in the Christian faith.  The funeral was held last Friday, Rev. Mr. Cole, of Little Marsh, conducted the services, and the remains were interred in the family burying-ground on the old homestead.  A large number of people were in attendance.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James P. McCabe
James P. McCabe, the murderer of Michael Riley, was hanged at Honesdale, last Thursday.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Rosie Eveland Ebbersole
In Union, Pa., November 6, 1887, Rosie Eveland, daughter of Mr. William Ebbersole, aged 11 years, 8 months and 3 days.  Harrisburg papers please copy.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sumner R. Francis
On Young Woman’s creek, Clinton county, Pa., October 10, 1887, of cholera infantum, Sumner R., only son of Robert, Jr., and Olive Francis, aged 2 years, 5 months and 29 days.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Cora Timmerman
At the home of her parents, in Coudersport, Pa., November 3, 1887, Mrs. Cora Timmerman, of Nelson, Tioga county, Pa., aged 22 years.  (Tuesday, November 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James W. Saul
Rev. James W. Saul, D. D., Vice-President of the Universal Peace Union, died at Philadelphia last Wednesday, aged 89 years.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Gowdey
Mrs. Sarah Gowdey, aged 80 years, who was present at the birth of General Grant and was his nurse in infancy, died at Portsmouth, NH, last week Monday.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Adam Snyder
Mr. Adam Snyder, of Stevensville, Bradford county, met a fearful death, a few evenings ago.  He was driving from Rush to his home in a platform wagon when, as is supposed, he fell, striking his head on the ground and causing insensibility.  The horse went on home, dragging Mr. Snyder, whose dead body was found hanging from the wagon about 11 o’clock.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Smith
Marshfield, November 18, 1887.--The home of Mr. D. O. Smith has been saddened by the death of their only child, a baby seven months old.  The funeral was held last Friday.  The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Carroll
Mrs. William Carroll, of Waterbury, Conn., died last Sunday, of apoplexy, at the age of 55 years.  She was a former resident of this borough, having moved to Connecticut about five years ago.  She was a most estimable woman.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John J. Rogers
Mr. John J. Rogers, a merchant at Ogdensburg, died last week Sunday after a short illness.  While packing apples recently Mr. Rogers received injuries which caused his death.  The remains were taken to Shenandoah, his former home, for interment.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Thomas Edwards
Mrs. Thomas Edwards, of Morris Run, dropped dead last week Monday while she was preparing the family supper.  She came to this county from Wales about five years ago.  She leaves a husband and seven children, the youngest being only five months old.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. E. P. Mulford
Mr. E. P. Mulford, a former resident of Lawrenceville, died in Florida on the 25th ultimo.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Irene Scott
Mrs. Irene Scott, of Farmington, who has been an inmate of the County Poorhouse for many years, died last Saturday at the age of 68 years.  (Tuesday, November 22, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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