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1888-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries
Joseph H. Bower
Last Wednesday morning Master Joseph H. Bower, the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bower, of Elmira, NY, was instantly killed on the railroad track near that city.  The lad with several companions was returning home from a fishing trip, and when near Gerber’s brewery they climbed up the high embankment to cross the track.  Just as young Bower put his foot upon the tie a fast express came along.  He was struck in the head by an iron rod projecting from the locomotive, and he fell back into the arms of his older brother.  He was instantly killed.  Joseph was a bright and lovable lad, and his death is a crushing blow to his parents.  They have the sympathy of many friends in this borough, where the family is well known.  The funeral was held on Friday at the family residence on East Second street.  Mr. Joseph Riberolle, of this borough, the lad’s grandfather, and Mrs. George Riberolle attended the funeral.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lewis Cruttenden
Mr. Lewis Cruttenden died at his residence at Lamb’s Creek last week Sunday, at the age of 75 years.  He was born at Westfield, county of Sussex, England.  He was one of the pioneers of Lamb’s Creek, having bought wild land there about 50 years ago and resided on it ever since.  Lewis was one of six brothers who came to America; one sister came also.  The mortality in this family is something singular, three of the brothers having died in less than nine months past.  Only one brother, Mr. Tilden Cruttenden, of East Charleston, aged 83 years, and the sister, Mrs. William Hollands, of Mansfield, in her 74th year, survive.  Mr. Cruttenden leaves a widow who was his helpmate for about 54 years, and five sons and two daughters.  He was an active and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The funeral was held at Mansfield last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Butler
Of membranous croup, July 14, 1888, D---J, infant son of Charles G. and Jennie M. Butler, aged 11 months.  A bud that shall unfold in Paradise.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Silas Dewey
At Cherry Flats, Pa., July 24, 1888, Silas Dewey.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Price
At Covington, Pa., July 24, 1888, Mrs. Price, aged 88 years.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ella Whitman
At Sabinsville, Pa., July 23, 1888, after a lingering illness, Ella, daughter of S. H. Whitman, aged 11 years.  (Tuesday, July 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Grove N. Pike
Mr. Grove N. Pike, of Waverly, NY, drank a large quantity of ice-water after he had become heated in pitching hay a few days ago.  He was soon attacked with violent pains in the stomach and died in 20 minutes.  It is believed that his death was caused by the ice-water.  Mr. Pike was one of the prominent citizens of Waverly.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Ryon
Mr. James Ryon, a former resident of Arnot, was killed by a fall of coal in the mines at Dubois a few days ago.  The remains were brought to Blossburg for interment.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Revie
Mr. John Revie, a respected citizen of Blossburg, died last Wednesday at the age of 54 years.  His wife is also dangerously sick.  Mr. Revie leaves a large family of children.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Dougherty
Mr. John Dougherty, of Union township, died a few days ago after a short illness.  It is said that he was about 100 years old, and he had been well and active up to a short time before his death.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Keifer
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Keifer, of this borough, mourn the death of their infant child.  The little one was taken with cholera infantum last Saturday and died on the same day.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Esther Reynolds
Mrs. Esther Reynolds, wife of Mr. George G. Reynolds, of Tioga, died last Wednesday at the age of 48 years.  She was taken sick on the previous Friday with cholera morbus, but had recovered sufficiently by Sunday so that the family physician thought there would be no danger in administering ether so that she might have some bad teeth extracted.  The ether was given and 11 very bad teeth were taken out.  On Monday she complained of a severe pain in her stomach and suffered great agony, and in the evening a physician was called.  She became unconscious and remained so nearly all the time until she died.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and was respected by all who knew her.  Her death was so sudden and unexpected that the family are prostrated with grief.  The funeral was held at the family residence on Friday afternoon.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Little
At Potter Brook, Pa., August 4, 1888, James Little, aged 50 years.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James Purcell
At Arnot, Pa., July 30, 1888, Mrs. James Purcell.  (Tuesday, August 14, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Leonard
A young man about 25 years of age, named George Leonard, was killed in the big saw-mill at Austin, Potter county, a few days ago.  He was caught by the saw-carriage and crushed so badly that he soon died.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Perry H. Pratt
The sad news was received at Canton a few days ago of the murder of Mr. Perry H. Pratt, formerly of that borough, in California, on the 27th ultimo.  Mr. Pratt, who is well known to many residents of the eastern part of this county, went to California about seven years ago.  He was traveling as a salesman for a boot and shoe firm in San Francisco, and it was while he was driving in a buggy through the woods in a sparsely settled part of that State that he was shot down by some villain in ambush.  The body was taken into the brush and the pockets rifled of $50 and a watch, but in his haste the assassins overlooked $95 in gold in the fob-pocket.  A step-son of the Deputy Sheriff of Yuba county has been arrested for the crime, but he claims that he was hunting in that neighborhood, but knows nothing of the crime.  Mr. Pratt was a brother-in-law of Mr. Burton Schrader, of Mansfield.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Betsey Buck
At East Troy, Pa., August 3, 1888, of heart disease, Betsey, wife of W. R. Buck, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Winifred Merritt
At Sylvania, Pa., August 7, 1888, Winifred Merritt.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Henry Newell
At Armenia, Pa., August 4, 1888, of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. Henry Newell, aged 35 years.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Merritt Scott
At Troy, Pa., August 3, 1888, of general debility, Merritt Scott, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, August 21, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Barnard Tabor
Tioga, August 25, 1888.--Mr. Barnard Tabor died on Wednesday of last week, aged 79 years.  His funeral was held on Thursday.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin R. Grow
Edwin R. Grow, a brother of Hon. G. A. Grow, died at Glenwood, Susquehanna county, on the 6th instant.  His age was more than 70 years.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward H. Camp
Rev. Edward H. Camp, a Presbyterian minister who was the pastor of the Church at Troy, Bradford county, from 1870 to 1874, committed suicide at his home in Newark, NJ, last week Sunday night.  He had been sick for some time and recently returned from Palestine, where he had been traveling for several years.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Clemons
Last week Monday Mr. Charles Clemons, of Mardin, was found dead in bed at the home of his brother, Mr. George Clemons.  The cause of his death was heart disease.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Phoebe Cole
Mrs. Phoebe Cole, of Tioga, died 82 years, died last Thursday evening.  She had resided in Tioga for nearly 50 years.  The funeral was held last Sunday morning at the Methodist church, the service being conducted by Rev. Harvey Lamkin, of Covington.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Arthur Bixby
Mr. Arthur Bixby, of Mainesburg, died on August 18, 1888, by blood-poisoning after being sick seven weeks.  He was first attacked with a felon on his first finger, rheumatism set in, and when he died he had three large abscesses on his left shoulder, one on his thigh and one on the breast.  He was 43 years of age.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William J. Brewer
At Seeley Creek, NY, August 17, 1888, William J. Brewer, in the 63d year of his age.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nat Kinney
Captain Nat Kinney, chief and founder of the Bald Knobber’s band in Christian county, Mo., was killed at Ozark, a few days ago, by Bill Miles, an anti-Bald Knobbler, who escaped.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Scaife
Mr. John Scaife, a respected farmer of Covington township, died last Wednesday at the age of 50 years.  He was sick only a few days.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Davison
At Westfield, Pa., August 15, 1888, Mary, wife of Rev. Alva Davison, aged 56 years.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jacob Huck
In Duncan, Pa., August 31, 1888, Jacob Huck, aged 87 years.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Joseph Ingham
At Academy Corners, Pa., August 28, 1888, Mrs. Joseph Ingham, mother of J. S. Ingham, aged 86 years.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Martin
At Gaines, Pa., August 29, 1888, the infant daughter of Rising and Ida Martin.  (Tuesday, September 4, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward G. W. Butler
Col. Edward G. W. Butler, the oldest graduate of West Point Military Academy, is dead, aged 89 years.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lester Wallack
Lester Wallack, the celebrated New York actor, died at Stamford, Conn., last Thursday, of apoplexy.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy Jones
Mrs. Nancy Jones died a few days ago at Galveston, Texas.  Her age has been fixed at 106, but it is believed that she was many years older.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jesse Pratt
Rev. Jesse Pratt, the oldest Baptist minister of Arkansas, died at Little Rock the other day five hours before his son who was on trial for assaulting a woman, was sentenced to five years imprisonment.  He had expressed a hope that he would die before the verdict was rendered, and it was grief and shame that killed him.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Isaac P. Doane
Mr. Isaac P. Doane, of Leona, Bradford county, died last Wednesday, at the age of 77 years.  He was the father of Prof. Joseph C. Doane, principal of the Blossburg public schools.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

S. W. Brink
In Armenia, Pa., August 25, 1888, of dropsy, S. W. Brink, aged 51 years.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Azubah Craft
At Mansfield, Pa., September 3, 1888, of general debility, Mrs. Azubah Craft, aged 70(or 76) years.  (Tuesday, September 11, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male French
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. French mourn the loss of their a baby boy, an infant about two weeks old, who died of cholera infantum.  The funeral is to be held tomorrow.  They wish is to be held tomorrow.  They wish to thank the neighbors for their aid and sympathy.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles K. Thompson
Last Tuesday evening Dr. Charles K. Thompson died of heart disease at his home on East avenue in this borough.  The Doctor had known for some years the nature of his disease, and three years ago he relinquished his general practice in consequence of his precarious health.  In July he was prostrated, and for several weeks he was confined to his bed, but he recovered sufficiently to be upon the streets several times a few days before his last sickness.  On the Saturday before to his death he was again stricken down, and he sank rapidly until the end came.  Dr. Thompson was born April 22, 1821, in Charleston township.  He studied medicine with the late Dr. Otis Gibson in this borough, and he was graduated from the Geneva Medical College in 1846.  He soon after began the practice of his profession in this borough.  In 1847 he married Miss Sarah Gibson, who survives him with their two children, Mr. Charles O. Thompson, of Rochester, NY, and Mrs. Emma Santer, of Williamsport, Pa.  Dr. Thompson served as an army surgeon during the Rebellion, and after the close of the war he was stationed at Edisto, South Carolina, for some time in connection with the Freedman’s Bureau.  He returned to this borough and resumed his practice, and remained here until his death, except for a year, when he was the resident physician at Fall Brook.  In the fall of 1882 Dr. Thompson received an appointment as one of the three physicians composing the Board of Examiners for Pensions, and he held the position at the time of his death, having discharged his duties with signal ability.  Everybody liked Dr. Thompson for his genial nature, his gentlemanly manner and his many attractive social qualities.  His ability as a physician was recognized by all his colleagues in the profession, and he was frequently called to counsel in dangerous cases.  His 40 years practice in this region gave him an extensive acquaintance and a multitude of friends.  The funeral was held on Friday morning last at his late residence on East avenue, Rev. Mr. Mathews, of the First Baptist Church, conducting the service.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Heckart
Last Sunday evening about 10 o’clock Frank Heckart was murdered by “Dip” Patterson near Head’s hotel at Erwin Center, NY.  Both young men had been drinking, and Heckart stepped up to a wagon occupied by Patterson and another young fellow, when Patterson stabbed him in the neck with a pocket-knife.  The young man died in 15 minutes.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Scaife
In Covington, Pa., August 29, 1888, Mr. John Scaife, aged about 56 years of age.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. D. Sewell
At Covington, Pa., August 22, 1888, Mr. D. Sewell, aged 72 years.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Waddle
In Covington, Pa., August 11, 1888, Mr. John Waddle, aged 65 years.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. W. Burgess
Mr. J. W. Burgess, proprietor of the Tarbell House, at Montrose, Susquehanna county, committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol on the evening of August 28th.  He left an affectionate letter of farewell to his wife, who was at her former home at Scranton at the time of the sad occurrence.  No other cause than general despondency can be assigned for the deed.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sheldon Thomas
Mr. Sheldon Thomas, an aged and respected resident of Covington, died on the 15th instant at the age of 80 years.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Damaris Ashley
In Delmar, Pa., September 12, 1888, Damaris, wife of E. Ashley, aged 58 years, 7 months and 7 days.  (Tuesday, September 25, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Walters
John Walters, of Wilkesbarre, who is 40 years of age, went on a spree a few days ago and drank such a quantity of whisky that he died from its effects.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Elizabeth Tritle
Miss Elizabeth Tritle, of Ayr township, Fulton county, died a few days ago under the most peculiar circumstances.  On Saturday, the 8th ultimo, a cat inflicted a wound with its claw, which was so slight as not to draw blood, and no more perceptible to the eye that if inflicted by a needle’s point.  This immediately became so painful that she took to her bed, from which she never rose again, blood-poisoning ensuing.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. L. R. Gale
Mrs. L. R. Gale, of Galeton, died last week Monday at the age of about 70 years.  The remains were taken to Albany last Wednesday for interment.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William W. Hall
Last Friday morning Mr. William W. Hall, a prominent and life-long resident of Rutland township, residing near Roseville, committed suicide by hanging himself in his barn.  A neighbor found him suspended and cut him down, but life was extinct.  Mr. Hall had been in poor health and very despondent for months past.  The sickness of his daughter, which he believed incurable, added to his melancholy and led him to the unnatural deed.  Mr. Hall was about 60 years of age, and he was in comfortable circumstances.  He was well known in this borough, where he has been frequently in attendance at the courts.  He leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Walter Kedge
Last Wednesday morning as a special train on the Tioga railroad was returning to Blossburg from Mansfield, it rounded a curve about two miles below Blossburg and surprised a gang of section hands who were pushing two small trucks along the track.  The section boss, Mr. Henry Gilbert, called to the men to get off the track and let the trucks go, while the engineer of the train reversed his engine and whistled for brakes.  All the men got off the track, except Walter Kedge, who made a last effort to get his truck into the ditch.  He was struck and crushed under the wheels of the locomotive.  When the train stopped, his body was found wedged in the forward truck of the tender.  The head was severed from the body, one leg was cut off, both arms were broken and the body was terribly mutilated.  It was a sickening sight for those who assisted in removing the remains.  Mr. Kedge was about 40 years old, and he leaves a wife and one daughter.  He was industrious and respected citizen.  The funeral was held on Thursday.  Justice Schopp, of Blossburg, summoned a Coroner’s jury, who viewed the body and heard the testimony of the train hands and Mr. Kedge’s companions as to the manner of the man’s death.  The verdict rendered was in accordance with the above facts, and stated that no blame was to be attributed to any person.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Max Benn
At Westfield, Pa., September 19, 1888, Max, only son of C. M. and Mary Benn, aged 4 months and 5 days.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lewis Manning
At Harrison Valley, Pa., September 25, 1888, Lewis Manning, aged 85 years.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Clara A. Spencer
In Wellsboro, Pa., September 29, 1888, of heart disease, Clara A., wife of Joseph Spencer, aged 22 years.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Carrie Shaw
In Wellsboro, Pa., September 30, 1888, of cholera infantum, Carrie, daughter of Alfred and Julia Shaw, aged 14 month.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph F. Simpson
Mr. Joseph F. Simpson, of this borough, died last Friday, at the age of 79 years.  Mr. Simpson had been an invalid for seven years, having suffered a stroke of paralysis.  He was born in Burlington, Bradford county, and the remains were taken to Monroeton, in the same county, for interment last Sunday.  (Tuesday, October 9, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ada Brewer
Mrs. J. R. Brewer, whose maiden name was Ada Radeker, died at Corning, NY, last Tuesday.  Her remains were taken to Elkland, her former home, for interment.  (Tuesday, October 9, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Collins, Sr.
Mr. George Collins, Sr., died at his home in East Charleston last Friday night at the age of 86 years.  About a year ago Mr. Collins was stricken with paralysis, and he remained an invalid from that time.  He had resided in Charleston township many years, having moved here from Oneida county, NY.  He was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, and he had the respect of all who knew him.  He leaves four sons and two daughters.  Mrs. Andrew Klock, of this borough, is one of his children.  The funeral was held at the homestead yesterday morning at 11 o’clock.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Alfred Graves
Mr. Alfred Graves, of Covington, died last Thursday after being sick for 1 ½ years from abscesses.  He was a respected citizen.  He leaves a wife and infant child.  (Tuesday, October 2, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Harding
At Covington, Pa., September 30, 1888, of consumption of the bowels, Edward Harding, aged 19 years.  (Tuesday, October 9, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Clarinda Peters
At Mainesburg, Pa., September 10, 1888, Mrs. Clarinda Peters, aged 58 years.  (Tuesday, October 9, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William M. Inscho
William M. Inscho, who died at Mitchell Creek in this county, September 17, 1888, and was buried in the cemetery at Tioga, was a son of John Inscho, a farmer who lived at that place.  His mother was Lovina Mitchell, the only daughter (who lived to womanhood) of Richard Mitchell, the elder, who settled at that place about the year 1792.  William M. Inscho was born April 18, 1826.  He learned the trade of a carpenter with his brother-in-law, the late Rev. S. M. Brookman, and worked at his trade early in life.  For many years he was constable of Tioga township, and he was well known throughout the county 20 years ago.  About 10 years ago his health failed, and his disease resulted in partial paralysis five years later.  From that time he was constantly confined to the house and unable to walk.  He retained his mental faculties to the last, and spent much of his time in reading.  He had a remarkable memory of names and of local events, and even when death was near he enjoyed visits from old friends and enlivened them with cheerful memories of happier-days.  His death was sudden and not foreshadowed by any considerable apparent increase of the illness which he had borne so long and so patiently.  He remained a bachelor; and his life closed on the farm on which his father and his mother died many years ago.  Although he had long since ceased to be its owner, a devoted brother preserved it to him for a home wherein he was kindly cared for by those who loved him during the long years of his helpless life.  (Tuesday, October 9, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Bosard Mitchell
George Bosard Mitchell, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Mitchell, of Moline, Illinois, and grandson of Hon. John I. Mitchell, of this place, died of croup after a short illness, Monday, October 1, 1888.  He was born in Dakota, December 8, 1883, and will be remembered by those who saw him here with his mother in the spring of 1886 as a very bright and promising child.  (Tuesday, October 9, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Richard Allison Elmer
Richard Allison Elmer, President of the American Surety Company and Second Assistant Postmaster-General under Garfield and Arthur, died of apoplexy in New York a few days ago, aged 46 years.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Savage
John Savage, the poet, died on Wednesday night at Laurel Side, Pa.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lawrence Ibach
Lawrence Ibach, known as the “Blacksmith Astronomer,” died last Tuesday at Reading, aged 70.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Tom King
Tom King, the ex-champion pugilist, who once defeated Jem Mace, died recently at London, England.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jacob M. Campbell
General Jacob M. Campbell, ex-Congressman and ex-Surveyor General of Pennsylvania, died at Jamestown, Pa., a few days ago, aged 65.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Bernard
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bernard, of this borough, mourn the death of their infant son, seven weeks old, who died of cholera infantum last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Valentine H. Stopper
Mr. Valentine H. Stopper, of Williamsport, the leader of the Stopper & Fisk Orchestra, who was well known in this borough, died last Wednesday of consumption.  He was about 25 years of age.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Robert Stewart
Mrs. Robert Stewart, of Farmington, died last week Sunday, and the funeral was held last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Robbins
Last Wednesday Mrs. George W. Robbins, who lives at a place known as Robbins’ Settlement in Sullivan, near the Covington line, took her nine-months old baby and went over to the home of her mother, Mrs. Royal Weeks, who lives a half or three quarters of a mile distant.  Soon after her arrival Mrs. Weeks went out into the yard, and when she came back she was horrified to find the baby dead with its throat cut.  The mother had disappeared.  Search was instituted, and Mrs. Robbins was found concealed in the brush a short distance from the house.  In her ravings she said, “I had to do it.”  She was violently insane, and it is conjectured that she intended to take her own life.  It is stated that Mrs. Robbins is a middle-aged woman; that she has several children; that she has been deranged several times before but recovered in a short time.  She has always been highly respected among her neighbors.  The sad event has cast a gloom over the community, and the husband and father is heartbroken.  The funeral of the child was held last Thursday.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female Bostwick
At Knoxville, Pa., October 9, 1888, the infant daughter of Mr. Will Bostwick.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Hillier
At Mansfield, Pa., October 6, 1888, Mr. John Hillier, aged 74 years and 10 months.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Norman Strait
At Portland, Oregon, September 25, 1888, of pneumonia, Mr. Norman Strait, in the 65th year of his age.  Mr. Strait was born in Addison, NY, and was married to Betsey(?) Wright, February 3, 1843.  In 1854 the family moved to Osceola, where the deceased worked as a carpenter until the breaking out of the war.  In August, 1862, he enlisted as a nine-months man in Company B, 136th Regiment.  He was in the battles of Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, and faithfully served out his time.  Returning to Osceola, he engaged in the drug store business, which is still carried on by his daughter Ella.  In 1880 Mr. Strait went to Aspen, Colorado, where he became an assayer of precious metals.  While there his younger daughter Eppa was killed by falling from a high tower.  The last two summers he spent in British Columbia as an assayer, and he was returning home when he was so suddenly stricken down.  The deceased was a quiet, respected citizen and a prominent Free Mason.  The remains were brought East and were buried with Masonic honors, the funeral being attended from the Methodist church on Wednesday, the 3d instant.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Julia Beck
Julia Beck, of Kansas City, who thought she was too homely to live, committed suicide last Wednesday by taking chloroform.  She was 27 years old.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. C. A. Buckley
Last Saturday Sarah, wife of Mr. C. A. Buckley, of Delmar, died of spinal meningitis after an illness of several months. Mr. Buckley was 38 years of age.  The funeral was held at the Delmar Baptist church yesterday.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Rollins
Mr. Charles Rollins, of Round Top, died early last Sunday morning.  He retired the night before apparently in good health.  During the night a member of the family heard an unusual noise, and on going to bed Mr. Rollins was found dead.  He was about 50 years of age.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. W. Stone
Mrs. J. W. Stone, a former resident of Canton, died at Minneapolis, Minn., last Tuesday, of heart disease.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Gilbert
Mr. Henry Gilbert, who for 20 years has been section boss in the Blossburg yard, was killed yesterday by being crushed under a truck-load of railway ties.  Further particulars of the sad death of Mr. Henry Gilbert, near Blossburg last week Monday, are as follows:  The section gang had been replacing ties near the 40th mile-post.  Mr. Gilbert, the boss, was riding down the grade on an empty truck, sitting on the forward end with his feet hanging off.  Another truck loaded with ties was behind it, and it descending the grade it became unmanageable, because of there being no brake upon it, and dashed down the hill at a frightful rate of speed.  The men on the loaded truck called out to those ahead to get out of the way.  The yelling disconcerted Mr. Gilbert, and he jumped from the truck into the center of track and was struck and knocked down and instantly killed by both trucks passing over him.  James Jones was badly and John Dugan slightly injured at the same time.  Mr. Gilbert was 55 years of age.  The funeral was held on Wednesday.  It will be remembered that Walter Kedge, a member of Mr. Gilbert‘s gang, was killed near the same place by a similar accident a few days ago.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, and Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Duell
Ebenton, October 18, 1888.--William Duell, who lived near the township line between Shippen and Gaines, died very suddenly yesterday morning.  He had been attending to some little chores and after he went in the house he said he was dizzy while out.  Soon he complained again of being dizzy, and he died in a short time.  He had been in poor health for a number of years, and on two occasions he had fits or shocks, when his family thought him dead.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Stella Pool
A 7 year old girl named Stella Pool was killed in Monroeton, Bradford county, recently by a hay-rack falling over upon her while she was playing about a barn.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James Rice
Little Marsh, October 10, 1888.--Death has again visited our little hamlet and claimed its victim.  Mrs. James Rice was taken sick one week ago today.  She was not thought to be dangerously sick, but as the disease developed it proved to be a brain trouble and became very severe.  She suffered a great deal until Tuesday at about 5 p.m., when death came to her relief.  Mrs. Rice was a most estimable lady, a good neighbor, a kind, loving wife and mother, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She was buried from the church yesterday, when Rev. A. G. Cole preached from the words,-- “What soever thy hand finds to do, do it with thy might.”  Mrs. Rice was 37 years of age and leaves a husband and three daughters and a large circle of relations and friends who mourn her sudden death.  The bereaved family tender their heartfelt thanks to the friends for their kind aid and sympathy in the hour of need.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Herbert C. Rice
At Lawrenceville, Pa., October 16, 1888, of typhoid fever, Herbert C. Rice, in his 17th year.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charity Rice
At Little Marsh, Pa., October 16, 1888, Mrs. Charity Rice, aged 37 years.  (Tuesday, October 23, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Bernard Spotanski
Mr. Bernard Spotanski, a respected Polish citizen of Blossburg, died last Tuesday at the age of 76 years.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Millie Collins
Miss Millie, daughter of Mr. E. L. Collins, of Blossburg, died last Thursday of typhoid fever, at the age of 15 years.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Maloy
Mrs. Margaret Maloy died at the residence of her son, Mr. James Maloy, in Clearfield county, a few days ago, at the age of 80 years.  The remains were interred at Blossburg.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Farrer
Mr. William Farrer died at his residence in Mansfield last Wednesday evening in his 68th year.  Mr. Farrer moved to Mansfield from Covington about three years ago.  He formerly resided at Liberty and Blossburg.  He was born in England, and came to America early in the 40’s.  His surviving family consists of two married and two unmarried daughters, three sons all at home, and a wife nearly his own age.  His daughter, Miss Jennie Farrer, was a well-known and valued teacher in the public schools in this borough for several years.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Russell Lawton
Mr. Russell Lawton, an aged and respected citizen of Delmar, died yesterday, October 29, 1888, at the age of about 70 years.  Mr. Lawton had suffered from cancer of the throat for a long time.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Keeler
Mr. John Keeler, of Farmington, died of typhoid fever last Tuesday.  The funeral was held on Thursday.  He leaves a young wife and two children.  He was about 26 or 27 years of age.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ernest S. Catlin
Catlin Hollow, October 29, 1888.--The people of this place were greatly shocked last Friday morning on hearing of the sudden death of Mr. Ernest S. Catlin, a promising young man aged 18 years, and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Catlin.  He died of rheumatic fever after being ill only three days.  But a short time ago he was converted in the revival meetings conducted by Rev. James Scovill.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, where Rev. H. J. Owen preached from the words, “But truly, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.”  The church organ, which young Catlin had played for some-time past, was draped in mourning.  He was much esteemed and loved by all and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn his death.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph Morris
Mr. Joseph Morris, an old pioneer settler of Liberty, but a resident of Jackson township, Lycoming county, for the past 15 years, died at his home last Monday.  He was 71 years old and had been all his life a very worthy Christian gentleman.  His loss will be keenly felt by his numerous friends and relatives in Liberty and Jackson.  (Tuesday, October 30, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Katie Kennedy
Katie Kennedy, of Scranton, died last Wednesday from injuries received in the Mud Run disaster.  The Lehigh Valley railroad company is settling with the relatives of victims of the disaster on a basis of $13,500 for the head of a family and $1,500 for those under 17 years old and unmarried.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lois Meacham
Lois, the wife of Mr. Lyman Meacham, of Delmar, died last week Sunday of heart disease at the age of 76 years.  The funeral was held last Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Chamberlayne, of this borough, conducting the service.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

T. B. Anderson
Major T. B. Anderson, of Morris Run, died last Friday after a protracted illness.  For 25 years he had been manager of the Company’s store at that place, and he was highly esteemed by all.  He was a prominent member of the Order of Odd Fellows.  The funeral was held on Sunday, and the remains were taken to Syracuse for interment on Monday.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Grenell
Mr. Charles Grenell, a native of Lawrenceville, died at Brainerd, Minn., on the 17th ultimo of typhoid fever.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robin Packard
Mainesburg, November 5, 1888.--A very sad accident happened last Friday on the grounds near the Mainesburg school house.  Robin Packard, aged 11 years and son of N. R. Packard, of this borough had surreptitiously conveyed a pistol to school.  Having obtained some cartridges he found a quiet place on the school grounds where he would not be observed and proceeded to load the pistol.  The hammer would not stay cocked, so the boy kept it raised with his left thumb so that the cylinder would revolve and enable him to load with his right hand, at the same time not noticing in particular that the muzzle was pointed towards him.  Four shells had been put in place, when the hammer slipped from under his thumb and the revolver was discharged.  Robin noticed that the powder had set fire to his coat, which he removed and was trying to quench the fire in the creek, when he saw that his shirt was saturated with blood.  Then he fell to the ground, and was found in that condition about three minutes afterward, according to his own account.  Dr. Maine was summoned and found that the bullet had struck the lad about two inches left of the naval and passed through his body.  The lad was immediately taken home, where he died Saturday morning.  The parents are inconsolable, as Robin was an only child.  The funeral is to be at the Methodist Episcopal church today at 1 o’clock.  Chaucer.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Sturrock
Mr. David Sturrock, an aged and respected citizen of this borough, died at his home on Lincoln street last Wednesday morning.  He had been confined to his bed only a few days, although he had been in feeble health for several months.  Mr. Sturrock was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, March 7, 1809.  He learned the trade of carpenter and joiner and was married in his native land.  In the fall of 1833 he came to this country, and, having passed the winter in New York city, he took up his residence in this borough in the spring of 1834.  He had thus lived in this place for over 54 years, and for 50 years he had resided in the house where he died.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Sturrock were members of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, and they were among the number who organized the Presbyterian Church in this village on February 11, 1843.  As a man and a citizen Mr. Sturrock enjoyed the profound respect of all who knew him.  His convictions upon religious and moral questions were clear and firm, and nothing could swerve him from his allegiance to them; but while inflexible, in favor of everything that was virtuous and of good report he was of a singularly quiet and gentle disposition.  Mr. Sturrock was an earnest Republican, having identified himself with that party when it was born.  He was greatly interested in the election this fall.  Having voted for William Henry Harrison in 1840, he was very anxious to live to vote for the grandson.  It is doubtless true, as has been said of him, that no man in the town has done more days’ work and that no man has labored upon more of the buildings in this borough than he, and it will be generally conceded that to know that any piece of work was done by him was to know that it was well done.  His fair and spotless memory is not only the just pride of his children and grandchildren, but it is a legacy of honor to the village in which for so many years he found a home.  The funeral was held at the homestead on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D., conducted the service.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. L. H. Shattuck
Last Thursday morning Mr. L. H. Shattuck died at his home in Mansfield, of paralysis, at the age of 72 years.  For three years past he had been gradually failing in health and last spring he had a stroke of paralysis.  He had so far recovered as to be able to take a pleasure trip in September, making a visit to his old home in New Jersey, and also among friends in Albany.  On the 12th of October he returned to the home of his son, Alfred J. Shattuck, Esq., in this borough, and on the same day he suffered another shock of paralysis.  He improved somewhat, and on Sunday of last week by the advice of his physician he was taken to his home at Mansfield.  He stood the journey well and seemed to be greatly pleased at being in his own home.  On Monday morning he was again prostrated and he remained unconscious until he passed peacefully away.  Levi Hubbard Shattuck was born in Fayston, Vermont, September 1st, 1816.  Three years later his father moved to Massachusetts, and he lived at Deerfield, Amherst and North Hadley until 1836.  Mr. Shattuck then moved to New Brunswick, NJ.  In 1837 he united with the Presbyterian Church, but afterwards became identified with the Baptist Church, and was a Deacon in the Church at Mansfield at the time of his death.  In 1838 he moved to Plainfield, NJ, and became an employee of the Central Railroad of New Jersey.  Desiring to become a locomotive engineer, Mr. Shattuck engaged to fire on the engine “Philadelphia” for 11 weeks, at the end of which time he was placed in charge of the “Eagle,” the third locomotive bought by the Central Railroad of New Jersey.  When the question of Sunday work came up Mr. Shattuck told the Superintendent of the road that his conscience would not allow him to work on Sunday.  Upon being told that if such was the case a locomotive was no place for him, Mr. Shattuck resigned.  The Company subsequently employed him in different capacities.  Mr. Shattuck married Miss Sarah L. Pack in New York city in 1841.  Soon after his marriage he was promoted to the post of conductor and ran a train from Summerville to Elizabeth, NJ, every day except Sunday.  For nine years he served in that capacity, and was then appointed as a station agent at Easton, Pa.; but a few months later--in November, 1852--he accepted the position of Superintendent of the Corning, Blossburg and Tioga railroad.  He resided in Corning 15 years and then moved to Blossburg where he lived for 18 years.  For 33 years he was Superintendent of the road and he did his work faithfully and well.  On the 1st of December, 1888, owing to failing health and his advanced age, Mr. Shattuck offered his resignation.  He retired with the respect and love of all those who were associated with him, from the officers of the Company down to the section hands.  His career as a railroad man covered 45 years.  In 1885 Mr. Shattuck moved to Mansfield, where he passed the remainder of his days.  He leaves a wife and two sons, Henry F. Shattuck, General Yard-master at Hornellsville, and Alfred J. Shattuck, Esq., of this borough, and three daughters, Mrs. William F. Fox, of Albany, NY, Mrs. Charles H. Verrill, of Franklin, NY, and Mrs. Charles L. Shattuck, of Elmira.  The funeral was held at Mansfield last Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, and it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Erastus P. Hart
Erastus P. Hart, one of the most able lawyers and esteemed citizens of Elmira, died on the 27th of October, aged 86 years.  He had been a sufferer from dyspepsia for a long time, and was prostrated with this disease some three weeks ago.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lucretia Holmes Close
Mrs. Lucretia Holmes Close, wife of Peter M. Close, of Farmington, Tioga county, Pa., died of paralysis on October 14, 1888, aged 82 years.  The deceased was born at Greenwich, Conn., October 6, 1806.  In 1822 her parents moved to Cayuga county, NY, where two years later she married Mr. Close.  The 64th anniversary of their marriage occurred one week before her death.  Forty years ago they moved to Farmington where they have ever since resided.  Nine children survive her.  She was converted when 16 years of age and afterward united with the Presbyterian Church.  She was a very conscientious, earnest Christian, interested in every good work.  She joined a temperance society about 60 years ago, the first one that was organized in Cayuga county, where she then resided.  The subject of missions early claimed her attention, and at her death she was a member of the Ladies’ Foreign Missionary Society.  When a child she commenced attending Sunday-school, and for many years she was a faithful, efficient Sunday-school teacher and diligent student of the Bible, having read the Bible through by course over 20 times and committed a large portion of it to memory.  She often spoke of the 12th chapter of Isaiah as being her experience.  During her last illness, which lasted five month, she often expressed herself as being ready and eager to go.  Some of the last words she uttered were, “Jesus, come take me.”  Her family and friends deeply mourn her loss, but know it is her infinite gain.  Her influence for good will never die.  “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”  This is the second bereavement which has occurred in this family within a short time.  On August 17, 1888, Ella E., only child of E. W. and M. D. Close and granddaughter of the above, died of cholera infantum, aged 23 months and 8 days.  She was a bright, intelligent child and is greatly missed.  (Tuesday, November 6, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Will C. David
Will C. David, a well-known and popular young Republican and assistant to W. Alexander, private secretary to Gen. Harrison, was attacked by an unknown man in Circle square, Indianapolis, early the other morning, and his skull was crushed.  He was taken to the hospital in a dying condition.  His assailant escaped.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

David Hostetter
David Hostetter, the noted patent-medicine man and capitalist, who died at New York of Bright’s disease last week Monday, was a thorough business man.  The bitters from which he made his money were invented by his father, but the son greatly extended their sale by persistent and judicious advertising, in co-operation with George W. Smith.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Jenkins
The Advertiser says that Mr. Daniel Jenkins, an old man residing alone in a house on the Maple Hill road, near Arnot, was found dead in his bed last week Monday morning.  He came to this county over 40 years ago and was one of the men who helped explore the coal lands in this region.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles F. Johnston
Last Saturday morning Mr. Charles F. Johnston, a prominent farmer in Charleston, died after a short sickness with acute Bright’s disease.  He was in his 49th year.  Mr. Johnston had been complaining for several months, but he was able to be about most of the time, and last Wednesday he attended the wedding of his son Frank, at the house of Mr. George D. Brooks.  Mr. Johnston was born in Tompkins county, NY, in February, 1840.  He was a son of the late Ira Johnston, and he came here with his father when he was young man.  He owned one of the finest farms in Charleston, upon which he had lived 25 years.  Mr. Johnston was the largest man in all this region.  He weighed about 400 pounds, but he had always been remarkably active, being able to do his full share of work about the farm.  He loved the woods, and was able to tramp with the best of them on his annual hunting expeditions in former years.  The funeral was held at the homestead last Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended.  Rev. O. S. Chamberlayne conducted the service.  The remains were interred in the cemetery on Shumway hill.  Mr. Johnston leaves a wife and one adult son, Mr. Frank L. Johnston.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Rozanna Daggers
At Gouldsboro, Pa., November 2, 1888, Rozanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Daggers, aged 1 year and 5 months.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma Elizabeth Hall
At Mansfield, Pa., October 17, 1888, Emma Elizabeth, daughter of M. B. and Sarah M. Hall, aged 21 years and 8 months.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. G. P. Nichols
In Richmond, Pa., November 3, 1888, Mrs. G. P. Nichols, aged 30 years.  (Tuesday, November 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Connelly
Last Thursday Mr. William Connelly, a well-known farmer of Sullivan, died very suddenly of apoplexy.  He died without a moment’s warning while he was attending the bedside of his wife, who is sick with typhoid fever.  He was about 45 years of age.  The funeral was held last Saturday.  (Tuesday, November 20, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John D. Bennett
John D. Bennett, of Bloomsburg, Pa., was found dead across the grave of his wife on a recent morning, with his throat cut.  He was principal of the Normal school there, and although a young man was one of Bloomsburg’s most trusted and honored citizens.  His wife died of consumption recently.  Bennett was completely prostrated with grief, and it was apparent to all that his mind was affected.  (Tuesday, November 20, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James E. Smith
Last Wednesday evening Mr. James E. Smith, of Wellsboro, died at the home of his son-in-law, George H. Smith, on November 7, 1888, on Nichols street in this borough, after a sickness of about five weeks with intermittent fever.  Mr. Smith was born in Delaware county, NY, in September, 1826.  When he was about two years old his father moved to this county and settled in Charleston township.  When he was a young man Mr. Smith purchased a farm at East Charleston where he spent the greater part of his life.  About a year ago he gave up the management of the place to one of his sons.  The funeral was held at the Dartt Settlement church last Friday, the services being conducted by Rev. H. M. Wolf, Jr., assisted by Rev. Mr. Mather.  The remains were interred in the new cemetery at that place.  Mr. Smith was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, and he leaves the record of a pure and well-spent life.  His wife, two son and one daughter survive him.  He was 62 years, 1 month and 14 days old.  (Tuesday, November 20, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frederick K. Walter
Last week we briefly mentioned the death of Mr. Frederick K. Walter, formerly of this borough, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week Monday night.  He had been sick for about two weeks with hemorrhage of the lungs.  The remains were interred at that place, the Odd Fellows conducting the funeral.  Last Sunday evening a service in memory of Mr. Walter was held at the Presbyterian church in this borough.  Dr. Shaw and Rev. George D. Meigs made appropriate remarks eulogistic of the life and character of Mr. Walter.  Frederick K. Walter was born at East Canton, Bradford county, and he was about 29 years of age at the time of his death.  He came to Wellsboro with Prof. H. E. Raely in the fall of 1879.  He attended school here for a time and then taught in Liberty township.  He then secured a position as assistant clerk in the County Commissioners’ office, which place he held for three years.  During the building of the Pine Creek railway he was a member of the engineer corps.  He was promoted to a clerkship in the construction office of the Company, where he remained until the business was closed up.  Mr. Walter was a book-keeper in the First National Bank in this borough for nearly two years.  Last July he resigned his position and went to his home at East Canton in the hope of improving his failing health by outdoor work.  About the 1st of October he sought a change of climate, and secured a position as assistant book-keeper in the San Felipe Hotel at Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He had been there about three weeks when he was taken with hemorrhage of the lungs, which terminated in his death.  Everybody who knew Fred. Walter was his friend.  He was quiet and unassuming, and his character was spotless.  (Tuesday, November 20, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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