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1888-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Mr. Julius C. Nichols
On the 20th ultimo Mr. Julius C. Nichols, adopted son of Mr. Gardner Longwell, of Richmond, died of consumption, at the age of 30 years.  He was the fifth of seven brothers who have died in four years.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Fred. Wheeler
Mr. Fred. Wheeler, a young man of 27 years, died at Gaines last week Sunday of congestion of the lungs.  Mr. Wheeler had been at work at Gaines for some time.  The remains were taken on Wednesday to Woodhull, NY, his former home, for interment.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Sidney Ransom
Mr. George Sidney Ransom, of Williamsport, a well-known lumberman, died last Saturday afternoon in his 68th year.  He had been sick all winter, but had recovered sufficiently to be upon the streets last Thursday.  Mr. Ransom was well-known in this borough, where he frequently visited with his wife, who is the daughter of Josiah Emery, Esq.  Mr. Ransom located at Lawrenceville in 1847, where he followed lumbering until 1861.  He was a successful business man and a Christian gentleman.  His wife and one son and one daughter survive him.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma A. Dartt
Miss Emma A. Dartt, of Troy, Bradford county, daughter of Mrs. Harriet Dartt, formerly of East Charleston, died last week Monday of erysipelas.  The Troy Gazette says:  “She was one of the most estimable young ladies in our village.  Her gentle manners were the index of a heart that knew no guile; a Christian lady who will be missed everywhere, in the town, in Church and Sabbath school; always gentle, refined and the beloved of a wide circle.”  The funeral last Wednesday was largely attended.  The remains were brought to East Charleston for interment.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Amanda Clark
At Sabinsville, Pa., April 9, 1888, Amanda Clark, aged 69 years.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Davis
In Westfield, Pa., April 11, 1888, Robert Davis, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Leon Kelts
At Knoxville, Pa., April 19, 1888, Leon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Kelts, aged 2 years.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Koon
At Knoxville, Pa., April 24, 1888, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Koon.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George W. Robertson
At Knoxville, Pa., April 23, 1888, Mr. George W. Robertson, formerly of Round Top, Pa., aged 43 years, 7 months and 22 days.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cora Schofield
At Potter Brook, Pa., April 12, 1888, Cora Schofield, aged 23 years.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward B. Underhill
At Yorktown Station, NY, April 17, 1888, Edward B. Underhill, aged 79 years.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William J. Finley
Col. William J. Finley, the millionaire brewer of Toledo, Ohio, died there last Tuesday night, aged 69 years.  He left the bulk of his property to public and private charities.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Clemence S. Lozier
Dr. Clemence S. Lozier, the eminent physician and advocate of woman suffrage, and pioneer of the medical education of women in this country, died recently at her home in New York city, aged 75.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William C. Blenis
Mr. William C. Blenis, a well-known photographer at Mansfield, died on the 27th ultimo, of consumption, at the age of 24 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]

Mrs. Charles Burton
Mrs. Charles Burton, an amiable and respected resident of Lawrenceville, died last Wednesday, of pneumonia, at the age of 76 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Bellinger
Mrs. Mary Bellinger died at the home of her brother, Mr. Asa Smith, in this borough, last Thursday after a long illness.  She was 64 years of age, and she had resided in Charleston for many years.  The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. H. M. Wolf conducting the service.  The remains were interred at the Dartt Settlement cemetery.  Mrs. Bellinger was an estimable woman.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Aaron Wood
Last week Monday evening Mr. Aaron Wood, an old and respected citizen of Roseville, died very suddenly under peculiar circumstances.  It is stated that Mr. Wood was in the village store with a number of gentlemen, and that one of the party was telling a very amusing story about a span of mules running away.  Mr. Wood was not a man who laughed much, but this story struck him as immensely funny, and he laughed heartily.  Suddenly he pitched over and fell face downward upon the floor.  He was quickly picked up and placed in a chair, but it was found that he was dead.  A doctor arrived a few minutes afterward, but of course, too late.  Mr. Wood was over 60 years of age, and leaves a wife and several grown children.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Middaugh
Mrs. Margaret Middaugh, aged about 50 years, wife of John Middaugh, drowned herself in a cove at the rear of her residence at Tioga Junction on the morning of the 20th ultimo.  The Mansfield Advertiser says that she had not been well for a long time and her mind had become affected.  She had sometime previously expressed an intention of drowning herself, to which little heed had been given; but on awakening at four a. m. and finding her gone, Mr. Middaugh began a search which soon resulted in finding her as above stated, she having been dead apparently for two hours or more.  She had evidently arisen, dressed herself, and going out had neatly folded her shawl and hung it on the fence, then plunged into water over four feet in depth.  She leaves a son and daughter, both married.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catharine Buckbee
In Farmington, Pa., April 29, 1888, Mrs. Catharine Buckbee, aged 84 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

L. R. Charles
At Sugar Hill, Schuyler county, NY, April 13, 1888, L. R. Charles, formerly of Brookfield, Pa., aged 85 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Joseph Emberger
At Mardin, Pa., April 23, 1888, Mrs. Joseph Emberger, aged 28 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jacob Grantier
In Ulysses, Pa., April 19, 1888, Jacob Grantier, in the 77th year of his age.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Luke VanGelder
In Lawrenceville, Pa., April 25, 1888, of pneumonia, Luke VanGelder, aged 42(or 43) years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David McMaster
Hon. David McMaster, of Bath, NY, died on the 6th instant, at the age of 84 years.  He had resided in Steuben county for many years, and he held the office of County Judge and Surrogate for several terms.  He was a man of strict integrity and fair ability.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Cynthia Pease
Mrs. Cynthia Pease, of Westfield, died at the residence of her grandson, Mr. Delos Sutton, at Sunderlinville, last Friday.  She was in her 89th year, and she was one of the pioneers of that part of this county.  She was a sister of Messrs. Benjamin S. and Emmer Bowen.  The funeral was held on Sunday at it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Robert Campbell
Mrs. Robert Campbell, of Nelson, who had been suffering with a cancer for a long time, died last Wednesday.  The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church at Nelson on Thursday.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Doaney
Mr. Daniel Doaney, of East Point, died last Monday morning at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 8 days, and his death has cast a gloom over his many friends who knew his sterling qualities as a citizen and neighbor.  He was a member of the Liberty Lodge of Odd Fellows, and his funeral, which was held on Tuesday, was conducted by the Order.  Rev. Mr. Sechrist preached the sermon, and he was assisted in the services by Rev. A. R. Miller.  The singing, which was excellent, was by the Liberty choir.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frederick L. Packard
Mr. Frederick L. Packard, the only son of Mr. S. S. Packard, of Covington, died at Oakland, California, on the 2d instant.  He was a mail-agent on the Central Pacific railroad for several years, running west from Omaha.  His wife and family moved not long since to Oakland, to which place he was called about three months ago by the very sudden death of his wife.  He immediately resigned his position in the postal service, and his health rapidly declined.  Mr. Packard was an excellent citizen, and he had a host of friends in this county who will mourn his death.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles Burton
At Lawrenceville, Pa., May 2, 1888, of pneumonia, Mrs. Charles Burton, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adeline O. Gates
In Deerfield, Pa., April 4, 1888, Mrs. Adeline O. Gates, aged 53 years, 1 month and 12 days.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John T. Gee
In Woodhull, NY, April 14, 1888, John T. Gee, aged 84 years.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura A. Kingsley
At Austinville, Pa., April 25, 1888, Mrs. Laura A. Kingsley, aged 57 years.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. C. Parkhurst
Mrs. J. C. Parkhurst, of Lawrenceville, died last week Monday.  She was well known and very highly esteemed.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William McCart
Mr. William McCart was killed by a falling tree in the woods near Austin, Potter county, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Erastus D. Lewis
Mr. Erastus D. Lewis, of Coudersport, Potter county, died of pneumonia on the 13th instant, at the age of 55 years.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles George
Charles George, a carpenter at Pottstown, was holding on to a picket fence while vomiting, when he slipped and fell with his neck between the palings, and when discovered he was dead.  He was 40 years of age and a native of England.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lindley F. Brown
Mr. Lindley F. Brown, an aged and respected farmer in Lancaster county, was gored to death by a bull a few days ago.  His mutilated body was found near the barn, and the maddened bull was standing over the corpse, its horns dyed with blood.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Rowan
Thomas Rowan, aged 48, for many years employed at headman at the South Wilkesbarre shaft of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company, met his death at a late house a few nights ago in a way most frightful.  He had been leaning against a gate placed around the shaft to guard the opening, and not being locked it gave way, and he fell headlong down the shaft, a distance of over 1,000 feet, into a slump of water some 50 feet deep.  In the fall both arms, by striking against the timbers, were severed from his body.  It was several days before his body could be found.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Walter Messing
Mrs. Walter Messing, of Millerton, died last week Sunday evening after a long illness.  She leaves a husband and six children.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Roe
Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Roe, of Westfield, formerly of this borough, mourn the death of their infant son, who died last Friday of inflammation of the bowels.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Randall Tinkham
Mr. Randall Tinkham, a well-known and esteemed citizen of Mainesburg, died last Wednesday after an illness of many months.  He was about 65 years of age.  The funeral was held on Friday.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert L. Quimby
Last Wednesday morning Mr. Robert L. Quimby, of Delmar, was cleaning off his horse, when the animal kicked him in the abdomen.  Mr. Quimby was carried to the house, where he suffered terribly for some hours and then he grew more comfortable.  It was thought that he would recover until Friday evening, when he was assisted into a chair and soon after expired.  His death was unexpected and painful.  Mr. Quimby came to Delmar from Lycoming county eight or nine years ago.  For a time he lived in Broughton hollow, but for the past two years he has worked the George Green farm.  He leaves a wife and nine children.  Mrs. Quimby is a sister of Mr. W. Q. Benjamin, of this borough.  Mr. Quimby was 50 years old.  The funeral was held at the family residence on Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended, nearly 160 teams being in the procession that followed the remains to the Stony Fork cemetery.  Rev. S. F. Mathews conducted the service.  Mr. Quimby had been an Odd Fellow for 25 years, and the Tioga Lodge attended his funeral in a body, about 100 members being present.  The Odd Fellows’ burial service was read.  Mr. Quimby was an excellent citizen,--honorable among men and genial as a companion.  His death in the prime of a useful life is a loss to the community.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jarvis Patton
Captain Jarvis Patton, ex-Commissioner of Navigation, died at his residence in Washington last Wednesday, aged 63 years.  He was born at Bath, Me., and was appointed as first Commissioner of Navigation when that office was created.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Bertie Reese
At Knoxville, May 11, 1888, Bertie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reese, aged 13 years.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Guy H. Roe
At Westfield, Pa., May 18, 1888, Guy H., son of Erastus C. and Ida Roe, aged 1 year, 8 months and 8 days.  The funeral was held at Keeneyville last Sunday.  Rev. J. A. Boyce, of this borough, conducted the service.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Short
At Chatham Valley, Pa., May 1, 1888, Mr. John Short, Jr., in the 79th year of his age.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary J. Taylor
In Mansfield, Pa., May 12, 1888, Mrs. Mary J. Taylor, aged 48 years.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Schimpf
The young daughter of Mr. Leopold Schimpf, of Charleston, died last Tuesday of diphtheria.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

R. S. Stowell
R. S. Stowell, Esq., of Lindley, died very suddenly on the 17th instant.  He went to bed as usual the night before, and in the morning he was found dead in his bed.  Mr. Stowell had held the position of Associate Judge in Steuben county and was a respected citizen.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sherman Miller
Mr. Sherman Miller, a well-known farmer at Cammal, was struck and killed by the express train coming north last Saturday afternoon on the Pine Creek railway.  Mr. Miller was walking on the track, and was hit by the engine just as the train swept around a curve.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Roland
Last Thursday afternoon Mr. Robert Roland died at his home in Delmar after an illness of about eight months.  For three years past his health had been gradually failing, and last September there came a general breaking down of his system.  Mr. Roland was 64 years of age.  He was born in Lycoming county.  When he was a young man he came to this county and engaged in lumbering and later in farming.  For 30 years he was pilot on the Susquehanna river, and during that period he never missed making his spring trips down the river with the lumber rafts.  Early in life Mr. Roland married Miss Agnes Karr, who died nearly three years ago.  They were blessed with six children, namely, Alfred C. Roland, Mr. W. Q. Benjamin, Mr. Orville Dartt, Frank Roland and Miss Belle Roland, who survive their father, and Henry Roland, Esq., who died at Blossburg, several years ago.  About a year ago Mr. Roland married Mrs. Albina Smith, who is still living.  The funeral was held at the family residence in Delmar last Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, and the remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough.  Rev. S. F. Mathews, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducted the service.  About 75 Odd Fellows attended the funeral, Mr. Roland having long been a faithful member of the Tyoga Lodge and the Wellsboro Encampment.  Mr. Roland was an excellent citizen.  He was a man of strict integrity and of genial nature, and to know him was to be his friend.  His funeral was held on his 64th birthday.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cynthia Pease
In Sunderlinville, Pa., May 11, 1888, of pneumonia, Cynthia Pease, of Westfield, Pa., aged 88 years.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Martin Price
At Nauvoo, Pa., May 10, 1888, Martin Price, aged 77 years.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph R. Anderson
Mr. Joseph R. Anderson, who was nominated for Governor on the 16th instant by the Prohibitionists of Tennessee, died on the next Friday morning.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin Hamilton Davis
Dr. Edwin Hamilton Davis, who died at his home in New York city last Tuesday in his 78th year, was one of our earliest archeologists.  His graduation essay at Kenyon College in 1833 embodied the results of his explorations of the mounds in that part of Ohio, and drew the attention of Daniel Webster, owing to whose suggestions he continued his researches.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph George
Mr. Joseph George, who formerly lived in the Babb’s Creek region, died at the county-house last Sunday morning, aged about 65 years.  The funeral service was held yesterday afternoon by Chaplain Hills.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Harman Miller
The full particulars of the manner in which Mr. Harman Miller met his death at Cammal on the 26th ultimo are given as follows by the Williamsport Sun and Banner.  Mr. Miller, with his wife, had during the week, been visiting his granddaughter, the wife of Walter Bonnel, at Slate Run, and this lady was accompanying them home.  They got off the train at Cammal depot, and the women started on down the track.  After talking a few minutes with friends at the depot Mr. Miller followed them, only to stop again and talk with the men who were putting in the switch for the Trout Run Narrow Gauge railway.  He then hurried on toward his wife and granddaughter, who were sitting on the bank of the public road close to the railroad crossing.  As he was approaching the crossing passenger train No. 6 came rushing around the curve from below.  Mrs. Miller, seeing her husband’s danger, called to him to get off the track, and seeing he did not do so, started toward him.  When within a few feet of him he stepped from the track to the stones close to the cattle-guard and turned to his wife and smiled.  At that instant the cross-beam of the engine struck him, whirled him around and hurled him to the ground.  In the fall his head struck a rock, breaking his skull and cutting his face.  He was killed instantly.  Mr. Miller was 81 years of age, and the greater part of his life had been spent on Pine creek where he had been engaged in lumbering and farming.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lorena Ripley
Last Sunday afternoon Mrs. Philip S. Ripley, of Richmond, died after being sick for two weeks with fever, at the age of 71 years.  She was the mother of Register and Recorder H. J. Ripley, of this borough.  Mrs. Ripley’s maiden name was Lorena Webster.  She was born in Sullivan township on the 24th of June, 1817.  At the age of 20 she married Mr. Ripley, and they immediately settled upon the farm in Richmond where they have resided ever since.  Ten children blessed their union, seven of whom are still living, namely Hobert, Homer J., Ezra, Volney, Roswell P., Crescen C., and Philander W.  On the 28th of December last, the age couple celebrated their golden wedding, and their seven sons and 12 grandchildren were gathered about the heartstone.  Mrs. Ripley had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for over half a century, and she was beloved by all who knew her intimately.  The funeral is to be held at the homestead in Richmond this morning at 10 o’clock.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Eldridge
Mr. Benjamin Eldridge, a well-known citizen of Sabinsville, died last Friday morning.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Brown
Mr. Charles Brown, of Chatham, died suddenly last Sunday evening, in convulsions.  He was 37 years of age and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Miletus Brown.  The funeral is to be held at Keeneyville today.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Silas Staples
Mr. Silas Staples died last week Sunday at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Wallace Johnson, in Shippen, at the age of 80 years.  Mr. Staples was a well-known resident of Middlebury for many years, and his remains were taken to Keeneyville last Tuesday for interment.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Esther Smith
Mrs. Esther Smith, wife of Mr. John Smith, died at her home on Nichols street in this borough last Tuesday afternoon, of paralysis of the heart.  She was born in Gloucestershire, England, and was about 65 years of age.  She had resided in this borough for 17 years.  The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ware conducting the service.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Drawbinski
A Polander named John Drawbinski was instantly killed by accident in the bark woods on Mr. Samuel Jones’s land, about two miles from the Summit, last Thursday morning.  Four men were working in the woods, felling timber and peeling and piling bark.  One of them had cut down a large hemlock, and just before it fell he called to Drawbinski to take care; but as the latter was some little distance away and the tree was evidently about to fall in another direction, he did not move.  As the hemlock fell it struck a dry stub that was leaning against a smaller tree. The stub was knocked sidewise, and in its fall hit the Polander on top of the head, killing him instantly.  Justice of the Peace William R. Jones summoned a jury and held an inquest, and a verdict of accidental death was rendered in accordance with the facts.  Drawbinkski (the name is otherwise spelled “Neweski” by one of our correspondents)--formerly worked for the Fall Brook Coal Company; but he recently bought the Bert Lloyd place near the Summit, where he was engaged in farming, employing his extra time in working by the day for persons who would give him employment.  In that way he was engaged piling bark at the time of his death.  The unfortunate man was about 52 years of age and he had a wife and two adult children--a son and a daughter.  His remains were buried in the Polish cemetery at Blossburg on Saturday.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nellie A. Brining
Mrs. Nellie A. Brining, wife of Mr. Andrew Brining and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Christnot, of this borough, died at Minneapolis last Tuesday.  She had been sick for many months and had suffered greatly.  Her mother visited her a few weeks ago, and when she came home it was believed that Mrs. Brining would recover.  She was 20 years of age.  Four years ago she married Mr. Brining in this borough, and they moved to Minneapolis about a year ago.  The remains were brought here, and on Saturday the funeral was held at Mr. Christnot’s residence on Water street, Rev. S. F. Mathews conducting the service.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George English
Mr. George English, a well-known resident of this borough, died last Saturday morning after a week’s illness, of disease of the bladder.  Mr. English was about 60 years of age.  He was born in Ireland, and at the age of 21 he came to this country, Mr. John Harkness, of this borough, being his traveling companion.  Mr. English immediately settled in Delmar, where he resided up to about five or six years ago, when he gave up farming and became a resident of this borough.  Early in life he married Miss Ellen McEwen, and 13 children have been born to them.  Mrs. English and seven children are now living.  The funeral was held at the house on Rectory lane on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Shaw conducting the service.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Phoebe Travis
Mrs. Phoebe Travis, of Canisteo, Steuben county, NY, died recently at the age of 104 years, 4 months and 19 days.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Matilda Sherman
Mrs. Matilda Sherman, of Roseville, a well-known and estimable woman, died on the 8th instant at the age of 78 years.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Caroline Anderson
Caroline, wife of Major T. B. Anderson, of Morris Run, died a few days ago at the age of 74 years.  The funeral was held last week Sunday, and the remains were taken to Syracuse, NY, for interment.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William H. Dickson, Jr.
Mr. William H. Dickson, Jr., died in this borough last Friday evening at the age of 61 years.  He had been sick for about six weeks, his disease being cancer of the liver.  Mr. Dickson was born in Ripley, Chautauqua county, NY.  He had resided in this county for many years.  About five or six years ago he moved from Round Top to this borough where he afterward remained.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. S. W. Lloyd conducting the service.  The members of the George Cook Post, G. A. R., of which Mr. Dickson was a member, attended in a body.  Mr. Dickson’s wife and two sons and one daughter survive him.  He was an excellent citizen, respected for his integrity and esteemed for his many good qualities of mind and heart.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. B. Dimon
Mrs. J. B. Dimon, of VanEttenville, NY, formerly of Niles Valley, committed suicide last Sunday morning by drowning herself while her husband was at church.  She had been suffering from derangement, and she had threatened to take her life on several occasions, so that an almost constant watch was kept over her.  Her nephew and a lady caller were left in charge of her, but she induced them to leave her for a while, seeming to be all right.  She was seen to go to the cemetery, but was not observed going among the willows on the bank of the creek.  She folded her shawl and placed her hat upon it and then threw herself into the water.  Her body was found by her brother-in-law, O. P. Dimon, about 3 p.m., it having been about three hours in the water.  The deceased was about 55 years of age.  She had been suffering with ill health, and the recent failure of her brother-in-law was a matter that she took much to heart.  Her husband is much prostrated by the sad affair.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John C. McDermott
Rev. John McDermott, pastor of the Church of the Sacred Heart at Plains, Luzerne county, died last Wednesday morning of typhoid-pneumonia.  He was sick only a few days.  Father McDermott was well known and universally esteemed in this county.  He was given his first mission at Blossburg, and after that he was engaged in establishing St. Peter’s Church in this borough.  John C. McDermott was born at Manor, Hamilton county, Lietrim, Ireland, about 42 years ago.  He came to America when he was 14 years of age, and after residing in New York city for some time, during which period he worked at the trade of a painter, he formed the acquaintance of Rev. Dr. McGlynn, who afterward remained his most intimate friend, and by whom he was sent to St. Bonaventure’s College, at Allegany, NY, to study for the priesthood.  He was graduated in 1872, and in July of the same year he was ordained at Scranton by Bishop O’Hara.  Father McDermott’s first mission was at Blossburg.  He then went to Pittston, and afterwards he was given his first pastorate in this borough.  After a good deal of hard work he succeeded in organizing the Church and providing a house of worship here.  When he left here he went back to Pittston and thence to Nanticoke.  About two years ago he was sent to Plains.  The funeral was held at Plains last Friday morning at 10 o’clock, and the remains were interred between the convent and the church.  Bishop O’Hara and 50 priests attended the funeral and the services were very impressive.  Fathers P. J. Murphy, of Blossburg, and M. E. Lynott, of this borough, were among the pall-bearers.  In this county Father McDermott was universally loved.  His genial nature and his ability won the respect and esteem of all who knew him.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Owlett
Mrs. Sarah Owlett, wife of Mr. Gilbert B. Owlett, of Middlebury, died on the 9th instant after a protracted sickness.  She was 60 years of age.  Mr. and Mrs. Owlett had been married 40 years on the 6th instant, and they had spent these years on their farm in Middlebury.  Mrs. Owlett’s maiden name was Temple, she being a daughter of the late Russell Temple, of Chatham.  She was a most exemplary woman, beloved by a large circle of acquaintances.  The funeral was held last week Monday at the Owlett church, Rev. A. G. Cole conducting the service.  There was a large number of people in attendance.  Mrs. Owlett’s husband and three children, survive her.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Azubah Robinson
Mrs. John L. Robinson, who had been an invalid for many weary months, died at her home in this borough about half past 3 o’clock last Wednesday afternoon, in the 78th year of her age.  She had been a patient sufferer, and to her no doubt death came as a happy release from continued pain and weakness.  Mrs. Robinson was a well-known citizen of our village, for she had lived here almost all her adult life as the wife of Mr. John L. Robinson.  Her maiden name was Azubah Bowen, and she was born at Hartwick, Otsego county, NY, on the 6th of August, 1810.  At the age of 22 she was wedded to Mr. John L. Robinson, and two years later, in 1834, the young couple came to Wellsboro, which was then a small settlement in the woods.  And here they ever lived, laboring and prospering and winning for themselves the respect and confidences of all their neighbors.  Mrs. Robinson was the mother of seven children, five of whom preceded her to the silent land, leaving only Mr. Jesse M. Robinson and Mrs. Azubah Smith surviving her to cheer the declining years of their aged father.  Mrs. Robinson became a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church many years ago, and to the day of her death she remained a faithful and helpful member of the Church.  Some beautiful articles of furniture contributed by her for the use and adornment of St. Paul’s church in this borough attest her churchly zeal.  She was hospitable, generous and sympathetic by nature, and her social position and abundant means enabled her to do much good in quietly helping those who needed aid.  Her death will long be mourned by many who had found her a friend in the hour of need.  Her funeral was held at the family residence on Main street at 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon, when Rev. W. G. Ware, the rector of St. Paul’s Church, read the beautiful burial service of the Church she loved so well.  There was a large attendance of sorrowing relatives and friends who followed her remains to the village cemetery where they were laid to rest, awaiting that great day when “the dead shall be raised incorruptible.”  (Tuesday, July 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Eldridge
In Clymer, Pa., June 8, 1888, of rheumatism of the heart, Benjamin Eldridge, aged 58 years.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ida Eldridge
In Harrison, Pa., June 10, 1888, of rheumatism of the heart, Mrs. Ida Eldridge, aged 25 years.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Hiram Freeborn
At Knoxville, Pa., June 13, 1888, Mr. Hiram Freeborn.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emeline Hendershot
In Harrison, Pa., May 29, 1888, Mrs. Emeline Hendershot, aged 60 years.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Marcus Kelley
Mr. Marcus Kelley, of Mansfield, died last Tuesday evening, June 19, 1888, at the age of 81 years.  He had resided at that place for nearly 60 years.  His wife, two sons and a daughter survive him.  (Tuesday, June 26, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Abby
Round Top, June 22, 1888.--Mr. James Abby died last Saturday evening after a protracted illness, aged 56 years.  Mr. Abby came to this place from Illinois about 13 years ago.  Some time after coming he bought a piece of land near the Hardy school-house, on which he built a house, making a comfortable house for himself and family.  He was a soldier in the late war, having enlisted in an Illinois regiment in which he served until discharged for reason of disability brought about by Bright’s disease of the kidneys, that disease being the cause of his death.  He was a member of the George Cook Post, G. A. R.  He had been twice married.  His first wife died while he was in the army, leaving their three children to his care.  His last wife and one child by her, a little daughter, survive him.  Mr. Abby inclined to the Methodist faith, and he gave up this life in the hopeful assurance that a brighter one would be his in that land promised to all the faithful doers of the word.  His funeral was held at the church last Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Smith conducting the services.  The remains were placed in the Shumway Hill cemetery there to rest until awakened to renewed life by the Master in whom he trusted.  (Tuesday, June 26, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Gaddy
James Gaddy, who was to have been hanged for murder a few days ago, at Regina, N. W. T., died of fright on the scaffold before the drop fell.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. H. Zukertort
Dr. J. H. Zukertort, the famous chess player, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary N. Prescott
Mary N. Prescott, authoress and poet, died recently at Newburyport, Mass.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph M. Starrett
Hon. Joseph M. Starrett, the founder of the Erie Gazette and the oldest publisher in Pennsylvania, died a few days ago at the age of 89.  It was in his office that Horace Greeley learned the printer’s trade.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ermina J. Miller
Miss Ermina J. Miller, daughter of Jacob W. Miller, formerly of Lawrence township, died very suddenly of heart disease a few days ago at Mr. Miller’s present home in Middletown, NY.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Dewey
Mr. Charles Dewey, of Catlin Hollow, who was struck by a falling tree in the woods in Middlebury on the 20th ultimo, died from his injuries last week Sunday morning.  He was 37 years of age and unmarried.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James Pedalty
Mrs. James Pedalty, of Morris Run, died very suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy last week Sunday.  The stroke was the result of excitement caused by a severe thunderstorm.  The deceased was a daughter of the late John Kelce(or Keice), of Liberty.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nelson E. Dailey
Intelligence has been received here of the death of Mr. Nelson E. Dailey by drowning at Manistique, Mich., last week Monday.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Dailey, and he formerly resided at Middlebury.  He was about 20 years of age.  It is learned that the young man was drowned while he was swimming.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Matilda C. Sherman
Mrs. Matilda C. Sherman, who recently died at Roseville at the advanced age of 78 years, was among the earliest settlers of the county.  She was a native of Massachusetts, and moved to Rutland township soon after her marriage to Mr. Sherman.  She was an excellent woman.  Her husband and three sons and two daughters survive her.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Palmer
Mrs. Leonard Palmer died at Lindley, NY, last Wednesday, and her remains were brought to this borough for burial.  The funeral was held on Saturday.  Mrs. Palmer was Miss Polly Canterbury, and she was born at North Wilbraham, Mass., about 80 years ago.  She married Mr. Palmer in 1828, and the young couple came to Delmar the same year.  Mr. Palmer was a farmer in Delmar, and while there the couple were blessed with four children--two sons and two daughters.  One son, Nathan, became a Union soldier and was killed at Petersburg in 1865.  The other son, Harry, still lives at Stony Fork.  Mr. Palmer sold his farm at Stony Fork to Mr. James Coles in 1859 and moved to Covington borough the next year.  Twelve years ago he moved to Lindley, NY.  He was Justice of the Peace in Delmar township for 12 years.  Mrs. Palmer was an excellent woman, and she was respected and liked by all who knew her.  Her death was very sudden and unexpected, and the physicians decided that it resulted from heart-disease.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Tomb
Mr. Samuel Tomb, one of the old residents of the Pine Creek region, died at his home at Slate Run a few days ago, aged about 84 years.  He had a stroke of apoplexy.  The deceased leaves a large family of children.  His father was one of the first settlers on Pine creek, going there in the early pioneer days in a canoe and starting a settlement.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Dunyan
At Carlisle on the 4th a young man by the name of John Dunyan was loading a hollow piece of iron with powder and broken bricks.  While thus employed a fire-cracker was thrown against the pipe by some unknown person, causing it to explode.  A fragment striking the young man tore one of his arms from the socket and destroyed the sight of both eyes.  The boy cannot recover.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sterry Starkweather
Round Top, July 6, 1888.--Mrs. Sterry Starkweather died of dropsy of the heart last Tuesday morning while sitting at the breakfast table, at the age of about 36 years  She had been in poor health for some time.  The funeral was held yesterday in the school-house at the Summit in Duncan township, that being the neighborhood in which she lived.  Her husband and seven children survive her.  She was a daughter of the late Elijah Dimmick, of Delmar.  His death is peculiarly sad as she leaves nine children, the eldest about 12 years and the youngest less than three months old.  The funeral was held last Thursday, Rev. William Young, of Antrim, conducting the service.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Oliver Denison
Mr. Oliver Denison, a venerable printer, of Dundee, NY, died last Saturday at the age of 87 years.  He had followed the business for over 70 years, and he worked as a compositor on the Phoenix, in this borough, about 1832.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. C. S. Baxter
The wife of Dr. C. S. Baxter, of Nelson, died on the 30th ultimo after a long sickness.  The funeral was held last Tuesday at the residence of G. H. Baxter, Esq., where she had been staying for several weeks after her return from New York city, where she had been for medical treatment.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Richard Jackson
Mr. Richard Jackson, of Topeka, Kansas, died on the 29th ultimo of Bright’s disease.  Mr. Jackson resided in this borough when he was a young man, being a son of the late James I. Jackson.  He married Miss Kiphart, of Charleston, a sister of Mr. Andrew J. Kiphart, and went West nearly 30 years ago.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Bates
At Little Marsh, Pa., June 23, 1888, John Bates, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. M. Swarthout
At Knoxville, Pa., June 28, 1888, A. M. Swarthout, aged 79 years.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John P. Hurley
Mr. John P. Hurley, of Arnot, who fell under the cars and had both legs crushed on the 5th instant, died on the following Friday from his injuries.  He was 34 years of age, and he left a widow and five children.  The funeral was held last week Sunday.  Rev. P. J. Murphy conducting the service.  Nearly a thousand persons went by special train to Blossburg, where the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson, a colored woman, of Allegheny county, died a few days ago, from the bite of a mosquito.  She was bitten about three weeks previously on the neck, just below the left ear.  The part became inflamed and finally developed into acute blood-poisoning.  So far as known there is no other case of the kind on record.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Amelia Tremain
Mrs. Amelia Tremain, wife of County Commissioner Seth Tremain, died at her home in Westfield last Saturday morning.  She had been sick for about a year, and for the past few months had been a great sufferer.  She was 43 years of age.  Her maiden name was Amelia King, she being a twin sister of Mrs. G. H. Tremain and also a sister of Mr. L. K. King, a clerk in the County Commissioners’ office.  She had been married 21 years and leaves two young children.  The funeral was held at Westfield on Sunday and it was largely attended.  Mrs. Tremain was universally esteemed for her many excellent traits of character. (Tuesday, July 17, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lydia Baker
Miss Lydia Baker, a well-known resident of Mansfield, died very suddenly at her home in that borough last Saturday noon.  She sat quietly talking with a neighbor when she fell dead without warning.  Miss Baker had been visiting Recorder Ripley’s family, in this borough last week, and left for home Thursday morning apparently as well as usual.  She had made preparations to go to Elmira this week with her mother to visit friends in that city.  She had been in rather frail health for some years, but notwithstanding this she was a very active woman in the Sunday-school and in furthering all good works.  She was a devoted and useful member of the Presbyterian Church, and her loss will be keenly felt.  The funeral was held at Mansfield at 12:30 p.m. yesterday, and the interment was at Gray’s Valley in the neighborhood where Miss Baker was born.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John S. Stowell
Mr. John S. Stowell died at Niles Valley last Wednesday after a long sickness, at the age of 25 years.  He attended the Teachers’ Institute in this borough about a year ago, and at that time he took a severe cold which resulted in catarrh and bronchitis, and finally he was attacked with inflammation in the ears.  He was entirely deaf for three months before his death, and he was a great sufferer.  John was the oldest son of Mr. H. Stowell, and he was born in this borough, and here he spent the most of his boyhood days.  After obtaining an education he became a successful teacher.  He also devoted his leisure to the study of art, for which he possessed much natural talent.  Prior to his sickness young Stowell had been studying for the ministry.  The sad death of this promising and exemplary young man is a great blow to his family and a large circle of relatives and friends.  The funeral was held last Friday at his father’s residence at Niles Valley, Rev. Mr. Ware conducting the service.  The interment was in the cemetery in this borough.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Cole
Mrs. Mary Cole, aged 87 years, died a few days ago at Haycock, near Easton.  She was the mother of 16 children, eight of whom are living.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Collins
John, the five-year old son of Mrs. Michael Collins, of Waverly, NY, was burned to death last week Monday evening.  The little fellow had gained entrance to a small building near Swift’s icing station, used for an oil-room, and had a lighted match.  The highly inflammable contents of the building took fire and blazed up so quickly that he was unable to escape.  His screams attracted his mother, who was compelled to see her child roasted to death.  There was nothing at hand with which to stay the flames in the least, and when the building and its contents had burned only the charred bones of the child were recovered.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jacob Messner
East Point, July 20, 1888.--It is with regret that I record the death of an esteemed fellow-citizen, Mr. Jacob Messner.  He died at Cogan Valley, Lycoming county, and was buried here last Wednesday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Messrs. Miller and Aurand.  Mr. Messner lacked but two days of being 68 years old, and well could it be said of him.  Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.  His children are all grown up, and whilst they mourn the loss of a kind mother they are all comforted by the reflection that has gone to a better world.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas L. Young
Last Friday afternoon a dispatch was received in this borough announcing the death of ex-Governor Thomas L. Young at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, after he had been sick many months with dropsy and Bright’s disease.  Mr. Young was the father of Mrs. A. R. Niles and the twin brother of Hon. Hugh Young, of this borough, and he had many warm friends here, where he had frequently visited.  Thomas L. Young was born near Belfast, Ireland, December 14, 1832.  He came to this country when very young, received a common-school education and was graduated at the law school of the Cincinnati College.  When not quite 16 years of age he entered the regular army during the last year of the Mexican war.  During his 10 years’ service he was connected with an exploring expedition through Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, and he served several years on the frontier engaged in Indian warfare.  He afterward came to Pennsylvania, and engaged in mercantile pursuits in Potter county until 1859, when he moved to Cincinnati.  He was soon afterwards appointed Assistant Superintendent of the House of Refuge Reform School, which position he held until the breaking out of the Rebellion.  Mr. Young claimed to have been the first volunteer from Hamilton county, O., he having offered his military services to Gen. Winfield Scott 25 days before the rebels fired on Fort Sumter, he then seeing the inevitable result which was to follow the feeling between the North and South.  He entered the service of the Union as a Captain in Fremont’s Body-Guard, and he afterward recruited a company for the 118th Regiment, of which he was the first Major.  In 1863 he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, and he commanded the regiment through the whole campaign in Tennessee.  He soon after was commissioned as Colonel.  For his gallantry in leading a charge as Resaca, in which his regiment lost 116 men out of 270, the President brevetted Colonel Young as Brigadier-General.  After the close of the war Gen. Young was elected to the Ohio State Senate, and in 1867 he was elected Recorder of Hamilton county.  In 1875 General Young was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio, and he became Governor when Hayes was inaugurated as President.  In 1878 he was elected to Congress and was re-elected in 1880.  About two years ago he was appointed a member of the Board of Public Affairs of Cincinnati, which office he held at the time of his death.  Mr. Young had a most remarkable career, and his life was marked by many thrilling experiences.  When he was still a young man himself and family were at sea on board the ship San Francisco.  The vessel was wrecked, and his wife and young son were among the survivors after the cabin had been swept away with hundreds of people, but the shock from exposure and the want of food caused the death of his wife and then of his son, and he committed their bodies to the deep with his own hands.  Mr. Young endured hardships under which others perished, and he was among the few who were finally picked up by a passing vessel.  Mr. Young had many admiring friends in this borough, where he made extended visits for many years.  He was a man possessed of a remarkable fund of anecdote, and his wide range of experience and his genial humor made him an entertaining companion.  In his own State he was regarded as a man of great political sagacity and ability.  Mr. Young had been married three times.  His third wife and five children and three children by his second wife survive him.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon in Cincinnati.  Hon. Hugh Young, of this borough, had been by his brother’s bedside since last Tuesday, and last Saturday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Niles and Robert K. Young, Esq., started for Cincinnati to attend the funeral.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane W. Doty
In Farmington, Pa., July 20, 1888, Mrs. Jane W. Doty, in the 75th year of her age.  (Tuesday, July 24, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Henry Brand
Sir John Henry Brand, President of the Orange Free State, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hiram Sibley
Hiram Sibley, for many years President of the Western Union Telegraph Company and one of the most effective pioneers in telegraph building, died at Rochester a few days ago, at the age of 81.  He had a genius for organization, and was instrumental in the consolidation of over 20 companies, which formed the basis of the Western Union.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ray Rice
Ray Rice, a nine year old boy of Erie, Pa., swallowed a grain of corn which lodged in his throat and swelling, slowly choked him to death.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bert Honben
Bert, the nine year old son of Mr. Charles Honben, of Coudersport, Potter county, died a few days ago of blood poisoning, resulting from a wound in his foot caused by stepping upon a rusty nail.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Daniel Sweeny
A few days ago, in Allentown, Mrs. Daniel Sweeny, aged 24 stubbed her toe against a rusty nail.  The same night her limbs were badly swollen and lockjaw followed, ending in death the next morning.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Stephen Driscoll
Mr. Stephen Driscoll, an old and respected citizen of Union township, died on the 21st instant.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Patrick Hallman
Mr. Patrick Hallman, aged 96 years, one of the oldest residents of Union, died a few days ago after a short sickness.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Bunnell
Mr. and Mrs. Bunnell, of this borough, mourn the death of their infant son, which occurred last Sunday morning.  The child died of cholera infantum.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert R. R. Dumars
Capt. Robert R. R. Dumars, of Elmira, widely known as a newspaper man some years ago, died last Sunday morning at the age of 86 years.  He was connected with the Advertiser for 20 years.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Little
Mr. James Little, of Potter Brook, died last week Sunday at the age of 50 years.  For three months prior to his death he suffered from a gathering in his head and was unconscious most of the time.  He leaves a wife and two sons.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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