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1889-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

H. Boardman Smith
The death of ex-Judge H. Boardman Smith, one of the most prominent citizens of Elmira, occurred Wednesday morning, Dec. 26th.  The disease with which he suffered was a tumor or growth connected with the kidney, which had its commencement about four years ago, and caused such disturbance of the digestive organs as to terminate his life by gradual exhaustion.  He was born in Vermont, August 18th, 1826.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James A. Lane
Gen. James A. Lane, who served with distinction through the civil war, died at New York last week.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Oliver Ditson
Oliver Ditson, whose name is a household word in this country wherever music is sung or taught, died a few days ago, aged 77 years.  Disease of the brain was the cause.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

S. E. Sewell
Hon. S. E. Sewell, a well-known Abolitionist, who was associated with William Lloyd Garrison and aided in the defense of John Brown, died at Boston a few days ago, aged 89.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert A. Johnson
Ex-Judge Robert A. Johnson, of Cincinnati, shot himself through the head last Wednesday morning at his residence in Avondale.  The only cause known for the deed was overwhelming grief of the loss of his wife, who died two months ago.  Judge Johnson was about 60 years old.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Scott
James Scott, author of the famous Scott liquor law, died at his home at Lebanon, Ohio, a few days ago, aged 73(or 78) years.  He had been a member of the Ohio Legislature 18 years.  He was born in Washington county, Pa., July 16, 1815, and his death was due to the infirmities of old age.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Andrew Ely
Mrs. Andrew Ely died at her residence in Blossburg last Thursday morning after a sickness of four or five weeks.  She was an excellent woman and her loss will be long be regretted in Blossburg.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry M. Borst
Mr. Henry M. Borst, formerly of this borough, was killed on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad at Cucharas, Col., on the 22d ultimo.  He was a brakeman on a freight train, and he was assisting a fellow-workman in turning the brake, when the wheel came off and both men fell off the train and were crushed under the wheels.  Borst was about 23 years of age, and he left this place about two years ago.  The remains were brought here for interment last Friday.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rachel Hazen
On Monday Rachel, wife of Mr. A. B. Hazen, died of pneumonia, December 24, 1888, after a short illness of typhoid pneumonia.  She leaves a husband, one married daughter, wife of Henry Friends, and a large circle of friends to mourn her death.  She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for many years.  The funeral was held on Wednesday at the West Jackson church.  Owego papers please copy.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. W. F. Palmer
Mr. W. F. Palmer, one of Jackson’s most esteemed citizens, died on the 24th instant.  He had been in falling health for nearly two years.  The funeral on Thursday was largely attended.  His wife and one married daughter survive him.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Luella Knapp
At Lindley, NY, December 17, 1888, Miss Luella Knapp, aged 28 years.  (Tuesday, January 1, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jonas B. Seely
Jonas B. Seely died last week and was buried on Monday from his late home in Osceola.  He was nearly 79 years old.  He leaves a wife and children to mourn his death.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Samuel R. Rogers
Mrs. Samuel R. Rogers, of Maple Hill, died very suddenly last Tuesday of cerebro-spinal meningitis at the age of 30 years.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nicholas Clemons
Mrs. Nicholas Clemons died very suddenly last Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. Henry Presit at Mansfield.  She was stricken with apoplexy at the dinner-table and died a few hours later.  She was 44 years of age, and she leaves a husband and several young children.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Fischler
Mrs. Margaret Fischler, an old resident of Delmar, died last Saturday at the home of John Grimes, her son-in-law.  She was about 85 years of age.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Daniel Heyler
On Saturday morning about 6 o’clock a very sad accident occurred in Liberty.  Mr. Daniel Heyler, a butcher by occupation, and one of our most worthy and esteemed citizens, was instantly killed by being thrown from his meat-wagon in the street in front of Semsey’s hotel.  It appears that Mr. Heyler had on the previous evening loaded his wagon with beef, butter and eggs, which he intended on Saturday morning to take to Arnot, where he expected to serve his customers.  Early on Saturday morning, as above stated, he hitched up his horse and started for Arnot.  He had proceeded down the hill road from his house but a short distance when his horse, from some unknown cause, got the advantage of him and dashed down the hill at frightful speed, and in front of the hotel the wagon was overturned and Mr. Heyler was thrown upon the frozen ground and his neck broken.  By his death our village has lost one of its best citizens.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Levi Bechtol
In Jackson, Pa., December 25, 1888, very suddenly of heart disease, Mr. Levi Bechtol, aged 32 years.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Elliott
At Mansfield, Pa., December 28, 1888, Mrs. Mary Elliott.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Helen M. Nelson
In Union township, Pa., December 29, 1888, of consumption, Helen M., wife of J. W. Nelson, in the 32d year of her age.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William F. Palmer
At Millerton, Pa., December 24, 1888, William F. Palmer, aged 52 years.  (Tuesday, January 8, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Slingerland
Mr. David Slingerland, died at his home near Troy last week Monday at the age of 55 years.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Smeetam, Sr.
James Smeetam, Sr., of Arnot, died last week Sunday at the age of 65 years.  He was born in England in the year 1823, served in the English army and was a member of the London police force.  He had lived in Arnot about 23 years and had been employed by the Blossburg Coal Company about 19 years.  Mr. Smeetam was highly respected by all who knew him.  The funeral was held last Thursday and it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Horace M. Backer
Mr. Horace M. Backer, a well-known grocer at Mansfield, died yesterday morning of pneumonia.  He was a brother of Captain E. R. Backer.  (Tuesday, January 15, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Enoch Cunningham
Mr. Enoch Cunningham, a young man of 21 years residing at Arnot, died a few days ago shortly after his leg had been amputated.  The amputation was considered necessary because of a malignant sore upon the limb, from which the young man had suffered four months.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Beaty
Mr. Samuel Beaty died in this borough last Sunday morning.  He was stricken with paralysis last Wednesday.  He was 81 years of age.  For several months the family have resided in the Eastman block, where they keep a boarding-house.  The funeral is to be held at Keeneyville today.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Doran G. Fuller
Mr. Doran G. Fuller, of Somers Lane, died last Wednesday of bilious fever after being sick but a week.  He was about 21 years of age, and he was a respected citizen.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Calvin Bennett
A telegram informs us that Mr. J. C. Bennett, of Covington, died last evening.  The funeral is to be held on Thursday at one o’clock in the afternoon.  John Calvin Bennett was born in Sherman, Fairfield county, Connecticut, in 1812.  While he was still a lad his parents moved to the Canisteo valley, in Steuben county, settling near Hornellsville.  Before he had yet reached his majority young Bennett entered the employment of John and T. J. Magee, who were then running a line of stages between the old village of Centerville, near Painted Post, Steuben county, and Covington in this county.  While so engaged he became acquainted with Miss Olive Wilson, the daughter of Sumner Wilson, one of the early pioneers of the Tioga valley, and the young people were married in 1830.  After his marriage Mr. Bennett settled at Covington and engaged in mercantile pursuits there for nearly 40 years, his son, A. M. Bennett, being his partner during the latter part of his business career.  Having amassed a handsome competence, the elder member of the firm retired from business several years ago.  Mr. Bennett had been for many years a member of the Presbyterian Church at Covington.  He was elected Burgess of Covington several times, and he discharged the duties of every position in which he was placed with scrupulous fidelity and efficiency.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert L. Underhill
Robert L. Underhill, for many years a prominent bookseller at Bath, NY, died last week Sunday at the age of 77 years.  (Tuesday, January 22, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

Mrs. Louisa Smith
Last Sunday Louisa, wife of Perry Smith, died at her home on Marsh creek, at the age of 57 years.  She had been sick for four years from a cancer.  The funeral is to be held at the Ansonia church this afternoon.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Infant child Ford
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, of Covington, died of diphtheria last week Monday.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Flora A. Brearley
Mrs. Flora A. Brearly, wife of Frank Brearley, died at her home on East avenue in this borough last week Monday at the age of 37 years.  She was a daughter of Almon and Julia Pitts.  The funeral was held at the East Charleston Methodist church last Thursday.  The family moved to this borough from Galeton about two months ago.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William R. Knapp
Mr. William R. Knapp, an old and respected citizen of Nelson, died last Tuesday at the age of 68 years.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Phineas Lindsley
Mr. Phineas Lindsley, an old and respected citizen of Lawrenceville, died last Friday, January 15, 1889, of dropsy at the age of 59 years.  Although he had been a sufferer from the disease for a long time his death was unexpected.  He was sitting in a chair engaged in conversation when he suddenly expired.  His wife, two sons and a daughter survive him.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. George Miller
Mrs. George Miller, of Blossburg, died last Wednesday at the age of 56.  Her son, George, is also reported to be dangerously sick.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Parks
Mr. Benjamin Parks, who died recently at Nelson, was 65 years of age.  He had been a furniture-dealer at that place for a quarter of a century.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Walbridge
Last week Monday Mary, wife of Mr. R. S. Walbridge died at her home in Delmar after many months of suffering from a cancer in the side.  It was about three years ago that she went to Philadelphia to undergo a surgical operation, which was unsuccessful.  She was 47 years of age.  The funeral was held on Thursday.  Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducted the service.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy Gillett
Mrs. Nancy Gillett, mother of the late L. U. Gillett, died at the home of her daughter, in Charleston, last week Monday morning.  The funeral was held on Wednesday and the interment was at the Cherry Flats cemetery.  She was 82 years of age.  She was one of the oldest residents of Charleston, and in early life she presided over one of the most hospitable homes in this region.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Orson A. Ingerick
Mr. Orson A. Ingerick died in Charleston last Thursday of inflammation of the bowels.  He was 25 years of age, and was a young man of excellent character and good business qualifications.  He was a son of Mr. Elmer Ingerick and son-in-law of Mr. Andrew Klock, of this borough.  He leaves a wife and two small children.  The funeral was held at East Charleston last Saturday.  Rev. Mr. Owen conducted the service.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Owen K. Dockstader
In Charleston, Pa., January 15, 1889, Owen K., infant son of Arthur O. and Mary Dockstader, aged 6 months.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ella May Ford
At Covington, Pa., January 21, 1889, Ella May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ford, aged 7 months.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Loran Fuller
At Somers Lane, Pa., of bilious fever, Loran Fuller, aged 21 years.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Gee Holiday
At Crooked Creek, Pa., January 20, 1889, Daniel Gee Holiday, son of V. B. and Henrietta Holiday, aged 10 months, 3 weeks and 1 day.  (Tuesday, January 29, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Stella B. West
Mrs. Stella B., wife of Mr. Anson West, of Watkins, NY, died on the 30th ultimo at the age of 63 years.  The family formerly resided in Delmar in this county.  Mrs. West’s maiden name was Satterly, and she was a sister of Messrs. Robert and Samuel Satterly, of this borough, and Mrs. Ephraim Francis, of Charleston.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Erastus Crippen
Mr. Erastus Crippen, of Galeton, one of the pioneers of the upper Pine creek region, died a few days ago at an advanced age.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Levi Faulkner
Last Tuesday morning Mr. Levi Faulkner, an old and respected citizen of Knoxville, died January 22, 1889, at the age of 74 years.  He was taken sick on the previous Saturday night, and when a physician was called the following morning his case was pronounced to be beyond hope of recovery.  The funeral was held on Thursday morning, Revs. G. P. Watrous, J. E. Hayes and Mr. Gardner participating in the service.  The remains were interred in the Academy Corners cemetery.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Freeman
At Knoxville, Pa., January 11, 1889, William Freeman, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Phelps
Mrs. Elizabeth Phelps, widow of the late Jared Phelps, died on the 4th instant, of pleurisy, at her home in west Liberty, at the age of about 70 years.  She was born in this township.  Three married sons survive to mourn the loss of a good mother and a kind-hearted Christian woman.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Merrell
Last Tuesday Mr. William Merrell died at the age of 68 years.  He had resided here for over 50 years.  His wife and one married daughter are left to mourn his loss.  His death was caused by a cancer of his lower lip.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Sheffer
Liberty.  It is with sadness that I again announce the death of a pioneer.  On the 26th ultimo Mr. William Sheffer, one of the earliest settlers in this township, but for the past 33 years a resident of Ashland, Nebraska, died at the age of 85 years.  He was born in 1804, at Williamsport, and he came to the wilderness of Liberty with his father in February, 1814.  In 1856 he took his family to Nebraska, where he bought 640 acres of land upon the frontier and endured all the hardships of pioneer life as his father had done here, besides the annoyance and dangers of hostile Indians.  On the 31st of January Mr. Samuel Sheffer, a brother of the above named, died of apoplexy, at his son’s home in this place, at the age of 83 years and 20 days.  He was also born at Williamsport.  He was a carpenter and joiner by trade, and he followed it for 50 years.  He was jovial and kind-hearted man, and he was respected by all.  His aged wife, four sons and four daughters survive him.  His children are all married.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hiram M. Kimball
Mrs. Hiram M. Kimball died at her home in Charleston yesterday morning after a sickness of four days with pleuro-pneumonia, at the age of 66 years.  The funeral is to be held at the Round Top church tomorrow at 12 o’clock, and the interment is to be at the Charleston cemetery near the poor-house.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Morgan
Mrs. Mary Morgan, widow of the late Lyman Morgan, of Sylvania, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. C. VanHorn, in this borough last Friday evening, of bilious fever.  She had been sick only four days.  Her age was 69 years.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Shaw conducting the service.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. F. Marion Butler
Mr. F. Marion Butler, formerly of Delmar, died at Leitchfield, Kentucky, last week Sunday of strangulated hernia.  Mr. Butler left this county about two years ago to settle at Harper, Kansas.  Not being satisfied with that locality as a home, he moved about three months ago to Leitchfield.  He was about 50 years of age, and he was well known and respected as an upright man and a good citizen.  His wife, three daughters and one son survive him, as well as his aged mother, who was a member of his household.  His three brothers reside here.  The funeral was held last Tuesday.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Downs
Mr. John Downs, of Galeton, aged 63 years, was fatally injured on the Addison and Pennsylvania railway a week ago last Saturday.  He was walking on the track when the accommodation train came along in two sections.  The engine whistled for Downs to get off the track, which he did, but as soon as the first section passed he stepped back and was struck by the second section of the train.  He was knocked down, and one leg was broken in three places and badly crushed.  He died on Monday, and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Addison.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin S. Bowen
Last Thursday morning, Mr. Benjamin S. Bowen, a life-long resident of Deerfield, died after an illness of many weeks.  He was in his 81st year.  The funeral was held at Saturday at 12 o’clock and there was a large attendance.  Benjamin S. Bowen was born May 4, 1808, on the homestead where he spent almost all his life.  His father, Emmer Bowen, was a Quaker and came to this county from Massachusetts.  He was one of the pioneers of the Cowanesque valley and was a leading spirit among his fellows.  Benjamin was one of a family of 12 children, and early in life he went out from home to make his own way in the world.  Before he was 22 years of age--January 14, 1830--he was married to Miss Hannah C. Whitaker, a sister of the late Judge Whitaker, of Elkland.  She still survives him, as well as the 10 children--three daughters and seven sons--who blessed their union.  In 1840 Benjamin and his brother Emmer in company with a few capitalists built a large woolen factory at Academy Corners.  In 1843 the brothers became sole owners of the establishment, and they conducted the business very successfully until February, 1847, when the mill was destroyed by fire.  Besides the manufactured cloths they had over 12,000 pounds of wool in stock.  The loss was total, the insurance having expired only a day or two before the fire.  Notwithstanding this financial blow the enterprising firm rebuilt the factory, hauling all the machinery by teams from Rochester, NY.  Just after they had got nicely started again the dam, which gave them water-power, went out of the river, and in the two succeeding springs the dams were again carried away.  These repeated disasters crippled them so seriously that they were forced to sell the factory, which they did in 1862 to Mr. Joseph S. Ingham.  The partnership formed by the brothers in 1840 continued for 23 years continuously.  They not only managed the woolen-mill, but were extensively engaged in lumbering and farming.  It is said that there never were any writings between them, all their business transactions with each other being by verbal agreements, and that there never was the slightest misunderstanding.  The death of Benjamin is a crushing blow to Emmer, who still survives and who regarded him as closer than a brother.  Mr. Bowen had been a consistent member of the Free Baptist Church for almost 60 years.  In politics he was an old-line Whig, and he became one of the “charter” members of the Republican party.  He was known as one of the managers of the underground railroad in the ante-bellum days, and he was an earnest worker in the cause of universal freedom.  He was an honest, kind-hearted man, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.  At the funeral on Saturday his four sons who were present and his two sons-in-law, namely, George C. and B. Frank Bowen, of this borough, Emmer H. Bowen, of St. Paul, Minnesota, and William H. Bowen, of Livingstone, Montana, and J. D. Ray and Dr. A. J. Heggle, acted as pall-bearers.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rufus Chamberlain
In Jackson, Pa., February 25, 1889, Mrs. Rufus Chamberlain.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Flora Lamb
At Ipswich, Dakota, of consumption, Flora, wife of Arthur Lamb, formerly of Lamb’s Creek, Pa.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Willard B. Spaulding
At Winchendon, Mass., January 20, 1889, Willard B., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Spaulding, aged about 14 years.  (Tuesday, February 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. F. Passmore
Mr. F. Passmore, a respected citizen of Mansfield, died last week Sunday of pneumonia.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Barney Henry
Mr. Barney Henry, an old and well-known resident of Jackson, died very suddenly a few days ago.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Ransom J. Boardman
Mr. Ransom J. Boardman, a former resident of Westfield, died at Freeland, Mich., a few days ago at the age of 70 years.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emma B. Mosher
Mrs. Emma B. Mosher, wife of Joseph W. Mosher, died last Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Docherty, on Grant street in this borough.  She was 34 years of age.  She had been sick for three weeks with consumption.  Mrs. Mosher was born at Greene, NY, and she was a daughter of James M. and Uretta Bunnell.  She was also a sister of Mrs. Oliver Bacon, of Delmar.  Several years ago Mrs. Mosher suffered from a long and serious illness from nervous prostration, and from this she never fully recovered.  She was an estimable woman.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s church.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. M. Rose
Mrs. J. M. Rose, an aged and esteemed resident of Richmond township, died last Thursday at the age of about 70 years.  The funeral was held last Sunday, and it was largely attended.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha A. Parkhurst
Elkland, February 15, 1889.--Mrs. Martha A. Parkhurst was the second daughter of Benjamin and Dinah Harrower and was born at Lindley, NY, June 27, 1822(?).  She was first married at Edward A. Steele, a lawyer of Corning, NY, who died at Sacramento, Cal., in 1850.  She had by him one daughter, Mary Catharine, now the wife of Col. James E. Jones, Deputy Collector of the Port of New York.  She was married a second time May 14, 1856, to the late Joel Parkhurst, of Elkland, by whom she had two children, Susie A., now the wife of Rev. J. B. Grier, and Benjamin H. Parkhurst, of Elkland.  Mrs. Parkhurst was for many years in poor health, yet she sustained the relations of wife, mother and Christian woman with rare fidelity and praiseworthiness.  Her late husband was her senior by many years, and his death, which occurred December 6th, 1884, was preceded by a long and trying sickness in which she ministered to him with untiring devotion.  She was equally faithful as a mother, and her children rise up and call her blessed.  She united with the Presbyterian Church at Lawrenceville January 4th, 1852, and soon after her second marriage transferred her Church relations to the Presbyterian Church of Elkland and Osceola, of which she remained a consistent and beloved member until she fell asleep in Jesus.  The deceased had unusual excellence of character.  She possessed an even temperament, and the serenity and amiability of her disposition were not betrayed into fretfulness and irritability by her long continued ill-health and final sickness.  Her gentleness and amiability were combined with much vivacity and sprightliness of manner and a quick perception of the bright and humorous side of things.  She had not the pride of riches, but was very unassuming, very charitable, very considerate of the feelings of others, and her Christmas gifts were proverbal, especially among the poor.  After the death of her husband her health gradually declined, and for nearly two years she was confirmed invalid.  She was spending the winter in New York, under medical treatment, but the highest professional skill proved unavailing, and in that city, Monday morning, February 11th, 1889, she fell into a deep sleep, which continued until 10 o’clock, when, without a struggle, she passed into that deeper sleep which knows no wakening until the morning of the resurrection.  The remains were conveyed to Elkland, and the funeral was attended from the residence of her son, B. H. Parkhurst, at 1 p.m., on Thursday, her pastor, Rev. S. H. Moon, D.D., officiating.  The business places of the town were closed, and a large concourse of people assembled to pay the last rites to this truly noble, Christian woman.  S. H. M.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Charles Harrison
At Wellsboro, Pa., February 17, 1889, Mrs. Charles Harrison.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Meissner
Mr. Charles Meissner, one of the pioneers of Germania, died, February 10, 1889, at a ripe old age of 67 years.  He started a store at Germania about 30 years ago, and accumulated considerable property.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Beagle
Mr. James Beagle died last Thursday morning at his home near Knoxville.  He was about 70 years of age.  He was widely known and was a respected citizen.  The funeral was held on Saturday.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward L. Faulkner
Mr. Edward L. Faulkner died at his home near Mansfield last week Monday evening, at the age of 34 years.  He returned from the West in feeble health last spring and had been steadily declining ever since.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Carl Richter
Mr. Carl Richter, an aged and respected citizen of this borough, died suddenly last week from apoplexy.  He was about 72 years of age.  Mr. Richter had resided here several years, following his trade as a manufacturer of mouldings for picture frames.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eliza Jones
Mrs. Eliza Jones, of Morris Run, died last Tuesday at the age of 36 years.  Her husband and three small children survive her.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. A. J. Watkins
Mr. A. J. Watkins, a prominent citizen of Covington township, died last Tuesday after suffering for many months from a throat disease.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Sarah Crawford
At Blossburg, Pa., Sarah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Crawford, aged 3 years.  (Tuesday, February 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Murray
John Murray, a promising young man of Arnot, died a few days ago after a protracted sickness.  He was a member of the footfall team of that place, and is said to have contracted the fatal disease while engaged in a game last season.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gee
Mrs. Elizabeth Gee, wife of Joseph Gee, died of blood poisoning at her home at Marsh Creek last Tuesday at the early age of 18 years.  She was the daughter of Mr. Welwood Gillespie.  The funeral was held at Mr. Gee’s residence, and her remains were brought to the cemetery in this borough for burial.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Robert J. Impson
Mr. Robert J. Impson, a farmer of Delmar, died at his home in that township last week Monday at the age of 54 years.  He had lived in Delmar about 40 years ago.  He left a widow, one son and two daughters.  His funeral was held on Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Wilson officiating, and his remains were buried in the West Branch cemetery.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Parsons L. Darling
Mr. Parsons L. Darling, the brother of Dr. Lewis Darling, of Lawrenceville, died of an obscure disease of the brain at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, last week Sunday evening, in his 51st year.  Mr. Darling was a native of Lawrenceville, where he was well known and universally liked.  He was an excellent man, possessed of a bright and cultivated intellect, a kindly heart and genial nature, and his death in the prime of life will be long regretted at his old home.  He had resided in Kansas City over 20 years.  His remains were brought back to his native village for burial.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Job D. Locke
Mr. Job D. Locke, a well-known farmer, died at his residence in this borough last Thursday at the age of 47 years and 14 days.  He had been in poor health for five or six years past, but his fatal disease--bronchial pneumonia--ran its course in about two weeks.  Mr. Locke was born in Solon, Cortland county, NY, his parents being Jesse and Lura Locke.  He had long been a resident of this borough, and was an industrious, substantial citizen of Independent means.  He left a widow and several young children.  His funeral was held at his late residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. O. S. Chamberlayne.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Bucher
James Bucher, son of George Bucher, formerly a resident of Osceola, but now living just over the State line, in the town of Woodhull, died very suddenly last Sunday morning about eight o’clock, of cerebro-spinal meningitis.  He was about 18 years old.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in this place last Tuesday at one o’clock p.m., and they were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. O. Jarman.  The house was filled, showing that the afflicted family have the sympathy of the entire community.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles C. Benson
In Rutland, Pa., February 15, 1889, of catarrhal pneumonia, Charles C., son of John Benson, aged 5 years and 10 months.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James McLaughlin
In Gaines, Pa., February 23, 1889, Mrs. James McLaughlin, daughter of Mr. Peter Parshall, aged about 20 years.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. S. B. Plank
At Sylvester, Pa., February 24, 1889, Mrs. S. B. Plank, aged about 30 years.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Erastus Smith
In Charleston, Pa., February 23, 1889, Erastus Smith, aged 84 years, 4 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Smith
At Mixtown, Pa., February 24, 1889, of neuralgia of the heart, Mr. James Smith, aged about 50(or 60) years.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. M. Clark
Mrs. J. M. Clark, formerly of Mansfield, died at her home in Hartford, Susquehanna county, a week ago last Thursday, after suffering for several days with pneumonia and pleurisy.  Her remains were brought to Mansfield for interment and her funeral was held there at the residence of her sister, Mrs. C. H. Horton, last week Sunday, and was largely attended.  Rev. Dr. Higbee, the State Superintendent, took part in the services and paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the deceased.  Mrs. Clark was the youngest daughter of the late John Fox, who for many years was a prominent merchant at Mainesburg.  She was an excellent woman and was beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Asahel Fellows
Mr. Asahel Fellows, a well-known resident of this part of the county, died at the residence of his son George, in Delmar, at about half-past four o’clock last Saturday morning, at the advanced age of 85 years.  His death resulted from a general breaking down of the system from old age.  Mr. Fellows was a native of Connecticut and was the son of John and Edna Fellows.  He came to this county when about 21 years of age and resided in Delmar as a farmer all the rest of his life.  He was an industrious, frugal, substantial citizen and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him.  His funeral was held yesterday afternoon at one o’clock at the residence of his son, and it was attended by numerous relatives and friends of the deceased.  Rev. S. F. Mathews, of this borough, conducted the services.  (Tuesday, March 5, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Harvey J. Davis
Mr. Harvey J. Davis, of Mansfield, a brakeman on the Northern Central railway, was killed at Canandaigua, NY, last week Monday by being crushed between the cars.  The remains were brought to Mansfield for interment last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Watson
Last Wednesday Daniel Watson, Esq., a prominent and esteemed citizen of Roseville, died after a long sickness, at the age of 65 years.  The funeral was held on Friday, and it was largely attended.  He leaves a wife, three daughters and one son.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Payne
Mr. David Payne was instantly killed by a fall of coal in the Jones mine at Morris Run last week Monday  He was 53 years of age.  He leaves a wife and five children.  The Coroner’s jury rendered a verdict that the accident was caused by neglect in propping the roof.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Vincent Nowiska
Mr. Vincent Nowiska, of Gleason, died a few days ago of congestion of the brain.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. David Husted
Mr. David Husted, a veteran of the war of 1812 and one of the pioneers of Bradford county, died at the home of his son-in-law, Isaac Sparling, at Blossburg, last week Monday morning.  Mr. Husted was in his 95th year.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Blossburg last Thursday.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Samuel Bernauer
Mrs. Samuel Bernauer, of Delmar, died last week Monday after a two-week illness.  She was in her 54th year.  The funeral was held Wednesday at the family residence, and it was largely attended.  Rev. Dr. Shaw conducted the service.  Mrs. Bernauer was an estimable woman.  Her husband and two daughters survive her.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles H. Welch
Mr. Charles H. Welch died at his home near Mansfield last week Sunday, of heart-disease, at the age of 39 years.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Satterly
Mr. and Mrs. George Satterly, of this borough, mourn the death of their two-month old child.  The little one died last Friday of membranous croup.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Christopher Fromm
A young man of 23 years, named Christopher Fromm, met an accidental death at Hardtmoor on the 2d instant.  He was engaged in loading logs on a flat car, when one of the skids flew up and struck him upon the head.  He was thrown under the car, which had started down the track, and he was crushed under the wheels.  The remains were taken to his home in Sullivan county, NY, for interment.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Smith
Dr. James Smith died at his residence in Mixtown a few days ago, at the age of 60 years.  He was an old settler and an honored citizen, and his death is deeply regretted.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. David A. Parcells, of Westfield, who spoke of the deceased in touching words.  The funeral cortege included a large number of vehicles which proceeded to the Sabinsville cemetery where the interment took place.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. James McLaughlin
The funeral of Mrs. James McLaughlin, of Gaines, was held here at her old home a few days ago.  The deceased was about 20 years of age, and she was so well known that the mourning was general, as well as profound.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. L. Bovier, who made a very feeling address.  The whole ceremony was very impressive, and the singing was touching and appropriate.  Traveler.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Female McMines
In Westfield, Pa., February 26, 1889, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gleason McMines, aged 3 months.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Samuel Pease
At Cowanesque, Pa., March 1, 1889, Mrs. Samuel Pease, aged about 65 years.  (Tuesday, March 12, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Clement
James Clement, a young man of 27 years, of Tuscarora, Steuben county, NY, was gored to death by a bull a few days ago.  His mangled body was found in the field.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mathieu Nicolas Joseph Leclercq
Mathieu Nicolas Joseph Leclercq, the Belgian statesman, is dead, aged 93 years.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. D. B. Allen
Mrs. D. B. Allen, daughter of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt, died recently, aged 72.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. W. L. Marcy
Mrs. W. L. Marcy, widow of a former Secretary of State, died recently in Paris, aged 86 years.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James E. Smith
James E. Smith, one of the best-known boat-builders along the Hudson, died last Friday, aged 60 years.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James W. Ranney
Dr. James W. Ranney, who had for nearly 40 years been one of New York’s leading physicians, died recently in his 65th year.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catherine Walsh
Mrs. Catherine Walsh, daughter of the late Gen. John A. Dix and sister of Rev. Morgan Dix, of New York, died at Florence a few days ago.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Bartholomey Edwards
The oldest clergyman in England, the Rev. Bartholomey Edwards, has died within a week of his 100th birthday.  He had been rector as Ashill for 76 years.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Y. Boyd
Hon. Thomas Y. Boyd, of Honesdale, aged 66 years, an ex member of the Legislature and a delegate to the last Republican National Convention, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John W. Johnston
Ex-United States Senator John W. Johnston, died at Richmond, Va., recently in the 78th year of his age.  He married a daughter of Gov. J. B. Floyd, and was a nephew of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Schuyler Moses
Schuyler Moses died in Rochester last Wednesday in his 91st year.  He was the oldest Free Mason in New York State, having been initiated 60 years ago.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Ericsson
Captain John Ericsson, the famous Swedish engineer and inventor of the Monitor, died in New York a few days ago, aged 85 years.  He has lately invented a vessel to fire a submarine gun and destroy the Monitor.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Lee Davis
Rear-Admiral John Lee Davis, retired, died at Washington, last week, of pneumonia, aged 64.  Admiral Davis entered the service in 1841, and was in command of the Asiatic squadron when he was retired, two years ago.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mary Louise Booth
Mary Louise Booth, the editor of Harper’s Bazar since its establishment in 1867, died at her home in New York city, a few days ago.  In little more than a month she would have completed her 58th year, for she was born in Millville, near Yapbank, NY, April 19, 1831.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

D. W. Bliss
Dr. D. W. Bliss, who acted as physician-in-chief during the 80 days of President Garfield’s suffering, died at Washington a few days ago at the age of 64.  Dr. Bliss was the first to arrive after Garfield was shot, and it may be here stated also that he was one of the physicians summoned after Lincoln was shot and was present at the deathbed scene.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Philip H. Welch
Philip H. Welch, the bright and effervescent joker of Life, Puck, the Epoch and the New York Sun, has died from cancer at his home in Brooklyn, being not quite 40 years old.  Welch gave another instance of the contrast of a jester’s life with his jestings, for as Hood wrote his quips and quirks between spasms of coughing and propping upon pillows, so Welch got off his brisk, dry, pungent little dialogues while a cancer was working away at the roots of his tongue, or eating toward the vital organs in his breast.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Carrie Howard
Last Wednesday Miss Carrie Howard, a nurse in the family of Mr. James L. White in this borough, died of pneumonia at the age of 20 years.  She was a bright young woman.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. Porter Wilcox
Mrs. J. Porter Wilcox, of Tioga, died of cancer last Wednesday after a lingering illness.  The funeral was held on Friday, and the remains were taken to East Charleston, her former home, for interment.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry S. Archer
Mr. Henry S. Archer, whose critical sickness we noted last week, died on Tuesday afternoon.  The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Shaw conducting the service, and there was a large attendance of Mr. Archer’s friends.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Lottie Stowell
Miss Lottie Stowell, daughter of Mr. Hezekiah Stowell, died at the home of her father at Niles Valley last Thursday after a long sickness, her disease being consumption.  Miss Stowell was a bright and loveable young woman about 20 years of age.  The funeral was held on Sunday.  Rev. Mr. Ware of this borough, officiating.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Juliette Johnston
Last Thursday evening Mrs. Juliette Johnston, of Charleston, died after undergoing an operation for ovariotomy.  The surgical operation was performed eight hours before her death by Dr. W. C. Wey, of Elmira, assisted by Drs. Morgan L. Bacon, C. W. Webb, and E. G. Drake.  Mrs. Johnston was about 45 years of age.  She was a daughter of Mr. P. VanHorn and widow of the late Charles Johnston, who died a few months ago.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Child Kelly
Last week the 12-year-old child of Mr. Thomas Kelly, of Antrim, died of malignant diphtheria.  The remains were interred in St. Peter’s cemetery in this borough last Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have been sadly bereaved by the death of their entire family of five children within the past three weeks, all being taken with that dreadful scourge, diphtheria.  It is stated that the physicians hoped to save the life of the last child by the insertion of a silver tube in the throat, but it was in vain.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Don C. Larrabee
Last Thursday a dispatch was received in this borough announcing the death of Hon. Don C. Larrabee, of Coudersport, Potter county.  His death occurred near Renovo on a railway train as he was on his way home from Harrisburg, and it was instantaneous and without warning, being caused by heart disease.  Mr. Larrabee was actively engaged as an attorney in the Potter county courts 10 days ago, and he started on a business trip to New York city last week Monday, apparently in his usual robust health.  On his way home he stopped off at Harrisburg because he was not feeling well, but his condition was not considered serious.  Mr. Larrabee was 59 years of age and was a leading lawyer in Potter county.  He was a native of Almond, NY.  He began his career as brakeman on the Erie railway at the age of 20, rose to the post of conductor and then became train-dispatcher.  After six years he went to Ulysses, Potter county, and opened a store.  In 1862 he was elected Sheriff of that county, and while holding that office he became a law student.  He completed his studies and was admitted to the bar in 1866, when he became the partner of Hon. A. G. Olmsted.  When Mr. Olmsted was elected Judge, Mr. Larrabee formed a partnership with W. I. Lewis, Esq.  Mr. Larrabee was a member of the Legislature in 1877-8.  He was Potter county’s candidate for State Senator last fall.  He had a host of acquaintances, in this county who regret the death of a warm-hearted friend and a good man.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Otis H. Plumley
At Delmar, Pa., of pneumonia, March 12, 1889, Otis H., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Plumley, of Shippen, aged 1 month and 16 days.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Walters
At Oregon Hill, Pa., March 5, 1889, Mr. Henry Walters, aged 86 years, 9 months and 18(?) days.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

August Von Pettenkofen
August Von Pettenkofen, the Austrian painter, is dead.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Peter Schouvaloff
Count Peter Schouvaloff, the great Russian statesman and diplomat, is dead, aged 61.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nelson C. Dwyer
Nelson C. Dwyer, the first Governor of Wisconsin and a native of Connecticut, died last week at Madison.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jack Hardy
Captain Jack Hardy, a famous turf and sporting man, is dead at New Orleans.  He was the referee in the great Sullivan-Ryan prize fight.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

F. Young
Colonel F. Young, of Honesdale, formerly general manager of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, died last week in Georgia, whither he had gone in pursuit of health.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Carter Hall
Samuel Carter Hall, a noted figure in the English literary world, died in London last week at the age of 88 years.  Among his more important works are the “Book of Gems,”  “Book of British Ballads,” and “Baronial Halls.”  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Stanley Matthews
Associate Justice Stanley Matthews, of the United States Supreme Court, died at Washington last Friday morning.  The immediate cause of death was exhaustion of the heart and congestion of the kidneys.  He had been sick for a year or more.  (Tuesday, March 19, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Francis S. Pinckney
Francis S. Pinckney, who dropped dead at Jacksonville, Fla., on Tuesday, was one of the editors of the American Angler.  He made his reputation as a graphic writer on fishes and fishing over the nom de plume of “Ben Bent,” and at one time was quite rich.  Speculation in Wall street ruined him, however, and he was finally forced to earn his living by performing such work as he had previously done without pay.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Gladstone
Sir Thomas Gladstone, brother of the English statesman, died last Wednesday at the age of 85.  In personal appearance he strikingly resembled William Gladstone, and when in the lobby of the House of Commons he naturally attracted much attention from the fact.  But he avoided public life, and held no mark of preferment beyond the baronetcy, which was inherited from his father, Sir John Gladstone, the Liverpool merchant.  (Tuesday, March 26, 1889, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

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