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Wellsboro Gazette, November 28, 1974, p.14
Old Timers Recollections are Taped for Posterity
The tape recorder is helping to preserve the history of Tioga County. Enthusiastic historians, young and old, amateur and professional, are using this modern machine to record the recollections of the county's "old timers" for posterity
The Tioga County Historical Society and Mansfield State College are cooperating in the Tioga County Oral History  Project. The tapes will be stored in the Historical Society's Collection in the Green Library in Wellsboro and in the Mansfield State College Library for the use of students of the county's history. Warren Goodrich, Vice President of the Historical Society and Paul O'Rourke, Associate Professor of History at MSC, are co-directors of the project.
The collection now includes about twenty interviews. These include Elizabeth Allen's account of her grandfather Fordyce Allen, one of the early presidents of Mansfield Classical Seminary and the head of the old Mansfield Soldiers and Orphans School.
Also included are George Barden's recollections of his part in organizing the farmers' co-operatives in the county in 1919-1920 and of his grandfather's life as a physician in the primitive Mansfield area in the 1850's.
The late Norman Woodhouse recalled his boyhood experiences when his family pioneered the Morris area. He also described his work as a lumberman and his experiences as constable of Morris, a position he held off and on beginning in 1906 and ending in the 1970's.
Ezra Stevens provided a full account of the Stevens family who were among the original settlers of the county and of life in the Hammond area. He raised tobacco along Crooked Creek at the turn of the century as did many farmers in the river valleys of the county at the time. Mr. Stevens is one of the few remaining citizens of the county who remembers the great flood of 1889. "It was bad along Crooked Creek," he recalled, "but the water wasn't as high as during Agnes."
Others who generously contributed their time to grant interesting interviews are Adeline Dartt Marvin, Many Kingsley, Judge Charles Webb, Louise Thompson, Robert Gross, Leon Swope, Lura Kingsley, and Abel Johnson.
The Project welcomes donations. Individuals who have tapes of historical value are asked to contact either Mr. Goodrich of Dr. O'Rourke. Copies can be made and the original returned to you.
Also welcome is anyone interested in recording new interviews. Often amateurs who know the person interviewed are better able than professionals to put him at ease and to ask the right questions. If you are interested in helping to record Tioga County's history, you are invited to a meeting at the Warren Goodrich home at 55 Central Avenue at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2. Interviewing techniques will be discussed and plans will be made for future interviews.

BARDEN, Edna -(SRGP 88005)  Edna Barden Kersey, age 79, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Mansfield, died on Friday, Sept. 30, 1983, at the Richmond Memorial Hospital in Richmond, VA. She was born in Mansfield and attended Mansfield schools. She was a retired employee of Miller Rhodes Department Store in Richmond and was a member of the Montrose Baptist Church of Richmond. She is survived by two sons, Ernest C. Kersey, Jr., and Carl Milton Kersey; three sisters, Mrs. Lila Bell of Mansfield, Miss Teresa Barden, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Marie Wehrle of Salt Springs, Florida; two brothers, John Barden of Seminole, Florida, and William Barden of Endwell, NY; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Oct. 1, followed by graveside services at the Oakwood Cemetery at Richmond. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 19, 1983, p.39

BREWSTER, Chauncey (SRGP 07116) - Lambscreek, Step. 6 - Mr. Chauncey Brewster, aged 57, of Campbell, NY, formerly of this place, died of blood poisoning on the 4th instant at the home of his son, Walter, in Elmira. He had been sick only about a week, and his death was quite unexpected. He was a highly respected citizen of Campbell and his demise is deeply regretted by many people here, where he had often visited, he being a brother of Mr. Alan P. Brewster. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. R.B. Smith, of Marshlands, and Mrs. Frederick Clark, of Campbell, and by one son, Mr. Walter S. Brewster, of Elmira. He is survived also by two sisters and one brother - Mrs. C.B. Watrous, of Watrous, Mrs. Charles Gaylord, of Mansfield, and Alan P. Brewster, of this place. The funeral services were held from his late home in Campbell on Saturday. Mr. Brewster was a veteran of the civil war, having served in Company K of the 210th regiment. He was a good man, an intelligent and useful citizen, who was respected in every community where he dwelt. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1902, p.1

BREWSTER, Chauncey (SRGP 07116) - Mr. Chauncey Brewster, the highly esteemed civil war veteran, whose death is recorded fully elsewhere by our able correspondent at Lambscreek, was born in Richmond township, Tioga county, being one of the 12 children of Mr. L.H. Brewster and Olive Brewster, from Connecticut, who settled in that locality in 1840. He spent most of his life in Tioga county, and for several years immediately preceding his removal, about 12 years ago, to Campbell, resided in Gaines township. He was married in 1866 in Campbell, to Miss Mary Shakespear, of that place, who survives him. The deceased was a devout member of the Baptist Church, and for 21 years preceding his death had been an active Church worker. His life was an exemplary one, both in his domestic relations and his relations as a citizen. Amiable, popular and estimable as he was, his death is regretted both keenly and widely. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1902, p.1

LUCCA, Carl - COVINGTON [actually in Sullivan Township] - An elderly man who lived alone near this Tioga County village died as the result of what has been ruled an accident while he was riding his lawn mower Friday. According to deputy coroner Lisa Lindquist of Blossburg, Carl Lucca, 84, of 343 Old State Road was on his new "zero turn" mower Friday [May 28, 2010] afternoon or evening when "something happened" and he ended up in the unnamed creek that borders his property. Lindquist said she pronounced Lucca dead at 6:45 p.m. after emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene after 5 p.m., when Lucca's body was discovered under his mower in the creek by a neighbor. "We really don't know what happened," Lindquist said. "He was alone, and no one saw it happen." The death was ruled an accident by Lindquist, so no autopsy was ordered, she said. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, June 2, 2010

SPENCER, Lucinda - Mrs. Lucinda Black, aged 90, the oldest and one of the best known colored residents of Wellsboro, died of old age on Thursday night at her home here, to which she had been confined for a number of years by her increasing infirmities. She was the wife of Edward Black, who survives her, with two sons, Charles and William, both of this borough. Mrs. Black was a daughter of Elias Spencer, one of the slaves whom William Hill Wells brought with him to this region when he located here a century ago and whom he left here and to whom he gave property and their freedom when he returned a few years later to civilization near Philadelphia. The whole of Mrs. Black's long life was spent in Wellsboro, which she saw develop from a pioneer outpost in the forest to the handsome village, in which all its residents take so much pride. She was the last resident of our borough whose personal memories of events in its history could include so long a period. She was twice married. Her first husband was the late Peter Murray, but her two sons by her first marriage are dead. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Joseph Dennis, were held from Mrs. Black's home on Sunday afternoon. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 24, 1901, p.1

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