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1891-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Samuel Benedict
Rev. Samuel Benedict, D. D., rector of St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, was caught in an elevator last week Tuesday evening and was so badly crushed that he died while being taken to the hospital.  He was 64 years old and one of the most prominent clergymen of southern Ohio.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Pope Hennessy
Sir John Pope Hennessy, who became more prominent than ever by defeating Parnell’s candidate for Parliament at the famous North Kilkenny election early this year, died on the same day that Parnell passed away.  He had been Governor of a number of small British colonies, the most important being Mauritius.  (Tuesday, October 14, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Ex-Mayor Bole
Ex-Mayor Bole of Corry, Pa., committed suicide in Oil City a few days ago.  It is stated that he was despondent over recent unsuccessful investments.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Wilder Allen
Judge Henry Wilder Allen, of the Court of Common Pleas of New York, who was stricken with apoplexy in the court-house on Saturday, died last week Tuesday.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph M. Saylor
The Rev. Joseph M. Saylor, who was said to be the oldest evangelical clergyman in the United States, died at Reading, Pa., last week, aged 89 years.  He was a minister for over 65 years.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles G. McCawley
Col. Charles G. McCawley, of the Marine Corps, retired, died in Philadelphia last week of paralysis.  He served with great bravery in the Mexican War and in the Rebellion.  He was 64 years old.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Allen G. Thurman
Mrs. Allen G. Thurman, the wife of the distinguished ex-Senator of Ohio, died at Columbus last Saturday at the age of 80 years.  She was a victim of the grip last winter and never recovered from the attack.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Hobart B. Bigelow
Hobart B. Bigelow died in New Haven, Conn., last week.  He was Governor of Connecticut in 1881-83.  He was a Republican, and associated with him on the ticket as Lieutenant-Governor, was the present Executive of the State, Governor Bulkeley.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles G. Watson
Charles G. Watson died last week at Newton Highlands, Mass.  He was a native of Sweden and served as an officer in the Swedish navy.  About 50 years ago he supplied shipping in Boston with water, an occupation he followed until his health gave out.  He was familiar with nearly all the spoken languages of Europe.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Reuben F. Patterson
Mr. Reuben F. Patterson, who was injured on the 12th instant by falling from the roof of his dwelling-house, died last Wednesday evening of concussion of the brain.  He was 65 years of age.  He was born at Hamden, NY, and for many years he was engaged in farming on Maple hill.  Some years ago he built a house on East avenue and moved to this borough.  He served during the war in Company G of the 45th Pennsylvania regiment.  The funeral was held at the family residence last Friday forenoon, the service being conducted by Rev. O. S. Chamberlayne.  The interment was made on Maple hill.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph W. Brewster
Joseph W. Brewster died last Thursday morning at his home on Queen street after a long sickness.  His disease was epilepsy resulting from a sunstroke which he suffered in front of Petersburg during the war.  He had been confined to his house since last Friday, steadily failing in strength, and his death had been expected for weeks.  Mr. Brewster was 44 years of age.  Joseph Warren Brewster was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander S. Brewster, of this borough.  On the 8th of February, 1864, when he was but 17 years of age he enlisted in Company A of the 187th Pa. Vols., and he served until August, 1865.  The funeral was held at Mr. Brewster’s late residence Sunday afternoon, and was in charge of the Cook Post G. A. R., of which Mr. Brewster had long been an active member.  Rev. O. S. Chamberlayne conducted the religious service.  Mr. Brewster had been receiving a pension of $30 a month for some time.  Recently Mr. Potter had been endeavoring to have the allowance increased, and two days after Mr. Brewster’s death, notice was received that his pension had been increased to $72 a month.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Elias Johnson
Mr. Elias Johnson, a car-loader at Morris Run, was instantly killed a few days ago.  He was on top of the car and fell off in front of the wheels and was crushed.  He was 39 years of age, and he left a widow and five young children.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Blanche Waters
Last week Tuesday Miss Blanche, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Waters, of Arnot, died of typhoid maleria.  She was a bright and intelligent young woman and had a wide circle of friends.  The funeral was held last Thursday, and the interment was made in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at Blossburg.  Dr. and Mrs. Waters have the sympathy of many friends in their sore affliction.  It is has been only about four weeks since the death of their youngest daughter.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Burt Dewey
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. Burt Dewey, of Cherry Flats, was out hunting with a companion on the hills not far from his home.  The young men sat down to rest, and when Dewey started to rise his shotgun was accidentally discharged.  The muzzle was close to his right arm, and the limb was literally torn to shreds just below the elbow.  Dewey’s companion took off his vest and wrapped it about the injured arm and then started off for assistance.  Had a ligature been made tight enough to stop the flow of blood, Dewey would probably have survived; but when assistance arrived he was very weak for the loss of blood.  He was taken home and several physicians were called.  A consultation was held, and it was decided that the amputation of the arm was necessary, although there were grave misgivings about the result of the operation, owing to Mr. Dewey’s weak condition.  He did not survive the shock, but died on Thursday morning.  Dewey was 32 years of age.  He leaves a widow and four children, the two youngest being twins, 10 months old.  The funeral was held at the State Road Baptist church last Saturday.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William W. Backer
At Mansfield, Pa., October 13, 1891, Mr. William W. Backer, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Elias Herald
At Lathrop, Pa., October 9(or6), 1891, Mr. Elias Herald, aged 74 years and 12 days.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Judge
At Mansfield, Pa., October 7, 1891, Mrs. William Judge, aged 67(or 97) years.  (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. W. A. Jackson
Chatham, October 26, 1891.--The funeral of Mr. W. A. Jackson, who formerly resided in this township, was held at Knoxville yesterday at 2 o’clock p. m.  Comrade Jackson was a member of Co. B, 149th Pa. Vols.  He was also a member of the Alfred Toles Post, No. 320, G. A. R., and of Little Marsh Lodge, No. 2,262, K. of H.  He had been a great sufferer for the past year.  He was a kind and good man and leaves a widow and six children and a large circle of friends who mourn his early death.  Mr. Jackson was 58 years of age.  (Tuesday, August 28, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Addie Evans
Mrs. Samuel W. Evans, of Charleston, died last Sunday after a short sickness.  Mrs. Evans’s maiden name was Addie Hart, and she was well known and very highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducting the service.  Mrs. Evans was about 38 years of age.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Abram Shuart
At Mansfield, Pa., October ?, 1891, Mr. Abram Shuart, aged 16 years.  (Tuesday, October 28, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Nebe
Mr. John Nebe, an aged German resident of Lindley, retired in apparently his usual health last week Sunday night.  Towards morning his wife noticed that he was breathing very heavily, and she tried to awaken him.  She was unable to do so, and she sent for a physician, but Mr. Nebe died before his arrival.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry G. Martin
Dr. Henry G. Martin, of Cherry Flats, who died of paralysis last week Monday, was 71 years of age.  He had practiced medicine in that neighborhood for 30 years, and he was highly esteemed as a physician and a citizen.  He had held the office of Justice of the Peace for about 20 consecutive years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harry B. Marvin
The funeral of the late Harry B. Marvin was held at the Covington Presbyterian church last Wednesday.  Rev. J. B. Woodward conducted the service, and he was assisted by Rev. Messrs. White and Pitts.  A male quartette from the Mansfield Normal School furnished the music and six students from the same institution acted as bearers.  Among the many floral tributes was a large cross of roses presented by the faculty and students of the Normal School.  Young Marvin was a graduate from that school last June, and he was  highly esteemed by his fellow students as well as by all who knew him.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Hicks
Last Wednesday Frank Hicks, a boy 12 years old, jumped on a moving train at Lindley, NY.  He slipped and fell under the wheels and both his legs were horribly mangled.  Dr. Darling, of Lawrenceville, amputated the limbs, one being taken off at the thigh.  The little fellow came out from under the influence of the chloroform, but he died soon after from the shock of the accident.  He was a bright and promising boy.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Levi B. Reynolds
Mr. Levi B. Reynolds died at his home in Knoxville on the 31st ultimo at the age of 72 years.  He had been a prominent business man in this county for half a century, and he was highly respected as a citizen.  Mr. Reynolds was born in Plainfield, Otsego county, NY, May 4, 1810.  He moved with his parents to Spring Mills, NY, and resided there for several years.  In 1842 he formed a partnership with the late Ira Davenport and conducted a general store at Burns, NY.  Four years later he purchased the store of Hiram Freeborn, in Knoxville, and continued the business until 1870.  He then moved to this borough and was in business here for four years, after which he returned to Knoxville and resumed business there.  In 1877 he retired from active business and lived quietly until the time of his death.  He was for many years Postmaster at Knoxville, and served the borough in several official capacities, always with credit to himself and the village.  The funeral was held at the family residence last week Monday, the service being conducted by Rev. Daniel Deruelle.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Christine Bowers
At Arnot, Pa., October 29, 1891, Christine Hunter, wife of William Bowers, aged 39 years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. Cunningham
At Daggett’s Mills, Pa., October 30, 1891, after a brief illness, Mrs. J. Cunningham, aged 63 years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. Hopkins Joralemon
At Canton, Pa., October 30, 1891, of paralysis of the heart, J. Hopkins Joralemon, aged 73 years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Smith
At Troy, Pa., October 5, 1891, of paralysis, Laura Smith, widow of Frank Smith, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, November 11, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Laura Adelia Webb
Last Saturday Mrs. W. W. Webb died at her home on Water street after a long sickness.  She had been in poor health for about five years.  In September she went to Chicago on a visit and her health seemed to be improving; but the improvement was of short duration, and she came home in a feeble condition after a few weeks.  The funeral was held last Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducting the service.  Mrs. Webb’s  maiden name was Laura Adelia Catlin.  She was born in Otsego county, NY, about 59 years ago.  She came to this county when a child, her father, Mr. John Catlin, settling near Stony Fork.  In November, 1854, she married Dr. W. W. Webb, and they lived together almost 35 years.  Dr. Webb died in 1889.  She leaves one son, Dr. C. W. Webb, and one daughter, Mrs. Gerge M. Spaulding.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel G. Barker
Mr. Samuel G. Barker, a brother of Mr. J. Barker, of Osceola, died a few days ago at Scranton, Pa.  He was about 70 years of age and was an upright and successful business man.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Pierce
Last week Monday morning Mr. John Pierce, who was about 24 years old, was driving a team which was hauling a log to the skidway on the lumber job of Mr. Samuel H. Carson, near Cedar Run.  The log caught against the top of a fallen tree which had been trimmed, thus making a complete spring-hole.  The tree when released rebounded and struck the driver on the chest, knocking him down.  He got up and walked a short distance to a stump, leaned over against it and inquired of the men working with him.  “What struck me?”  Then he fell over and died in a few minutes.  The unfortunate man was a trusty teamster and his sudden death threw a gloom over his comrades in camp.  He was about 24 years old, unmarried, and leaves a mother to mourn his death.  She lived at Liberty, where the funeral was held last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Eddy Howland
Mr. Eddy Howland, one of the oldest residents of the Cowanesque valley, died on the 30th ultimo in the 84th year of his age.  The Knoxville Courier gives the following sketch of his life:  In 1804 the parents of Mr. Howland came to this county from Rhode Island.  They used a wagon as far as Lawrenceville.  That was the end of the road, and the wagon was left and Mrs. Howland was mounted as one of the horses, with one child behind her and another in her arms.  Such goods as could be were packed on the other horse, and they followed the Indian trail up the Cowanesque nearly to Academy Corners.  A log house was built.  The floor was made of boards split out of basswood logs and fastened with wooden pins, as nails were very scarce in those days.  Game was plentiful and it was about as easy to shoot a deer as it now would be to shoot a sheep.  When they wanted fish they went a few yards to the Cowanesque and in a few minutes could catch as many as they needed.  The sheep were carefully houses each night to keep them from the wild beasts.  The farm was in part paid for by the bounty given for killing wolves.  In the early days the settlers went to Williamsport, 80 miles, to mill.  They rode one horse with a bag of grain before and another behind, and led another horse carrying three bags.  The trip consumed five days.  The settlers in many cases cut down a large maple tree, smoothed the stump, and scooped it out so it would hold a peck of corn.  Then they pounded the corn until it was fine.  Later a mill was built at Addison, NY, and it was extensively patronized by the people of the Cowanesque valley.  When Mr. Howland was 20 years old he and a brother went some months to school in Wellsboro.  They paid 10 shillings a week for board.  Upon their return the people about Academy Corners met and decided that a young man who had enjoyed such remarkable advantages was the proper person to teach school.  During the winter that he became 21 he had 70 scholars.  Books were scarce and a newspaper was seldom seen.  When one came into the neighborhood it was passed from house to house as something very valuable.  Often a family of six children would use one spelling-book.  The schoolmaster taught six days in the week, set the copies, made the goose-quill pens, and received 12 shillings a week, to be paid in produce, as money was scarce in those days.  Mr. Howland remembered when the Indians were very numerous.  They did not live there all the year, but their favorite trail is passing from the Genesee country to the Alleghanies on their hunting expeditions lay along the Cowanesque.  A piece of cleared land just south of Academy Corners, at the left of the wagon-road, had at an early day been used by the Indians for raising corn.  In 1832 Mr. Howland married Miss Charlotte Rexford.  She died on the 2d ultimo, just 28 days before her husband.  Mr. Howland’s father was one of the first County Commissioners elected in this county, serving from 1809 to 1811.  Mr. Eddy Howland was also elected to that office in 1844 and served three years.  He was also Justice of the Peace for a member of years, and it is stated that of all the decisions he rendered not one of them was ever reversed by a higher court.  He was a man of marked intelligence and an excellent citizen.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Silas M. Clark
Associate Justice Silas M. Clark, of the Supreme Court of this State, died last Friday evening.  He had been suffering from diabetes for several years, and recently was attacked with Bright’s disease of the kidneys.  A few days ago a carbuncle appeared upon his neck and, spreading, resulted in gangrene.  He had been rapidly sinking since Wednesday.  On Friday he appeared to suffer little pain and was conscious only at long intervals.  Judge Clark was born in Armstrong county, this State, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, on January 18, 1834.  His ancestors were among the first settlers of Indiana county, and shared with their neighbors all the hardships and perils, of pioneer life.  He at an early age exhibited great mathematical talent, with a remarkable faculty for acquiring a knowledge of the languages.  So studious was he and so efficient had he became in translating Greek and Latin, that when but a poor lad, employed in carrying the mail, he was a marvel to the students of Blairsville Academy, with whom he became acquainted while making his weekly trips to that place as post-boy.  Continuing his labors and studies he, unaided, prepared himself to enter Jefferson College, from which institution he was graduated in 1852 when but 18 years of age, as an honor-man in a class of 60.  After graduating he filled for a few years the position of principal of the Indiana Academy, where he attained a high reputation as an instructor.  He then entered the law office of William M. Stewart, of Indiana, and was finally admitted to the bar in 1857.  In 1871 he became the Democratic candidate for Law Judge of the 10th Judicial district, and was defeated by 400 votes only, although the district gave Hartranft 2,400 majority.  Mr. Clark was the Democratic candidate for the vacancy on the bench of the Supreme Court in 1882, the year in which the split in the Republican party resulted in the election of Robert E. Pattison to the Governorship.  His leading opponent for the nomination was the late Judge Ludlow, of Philadelphia.  Mr. Clark was elected by a plurality of 40,762 over the late William Henry Rawle, the eminent equity lawyer of Philadelphia, who was the regular Republican candidate, his plurality being 560 greater than that received by Governor Pattinson.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Sumner Wilson [SRGP 02195 Baptist Hill Cemetery]
Mr. Sumner Wilson, of Rutland, Pa., dropped dead of hemorrhage of the lungs a few days ago, November 12, 1891,  near the door of his home, aged 62 years.  He leaves a widow and several children.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Henry P. VanNess [Katherine Vosburg SRGP 13621 - Watson Cemetery]
Mrs. Henry P. VanNess, who had resided in this county over 60 years, died on the 11th instant at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Walters, in Richmond township.  She was in her 93rd year.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles H. Plank
Mr. Charles H. Plank, died on the 17th instant at the home of his son, S. B. Plank, in Brookfield.  Mr. Plank was 72(?) years of age, and he had lived in that township for 60 years, being one of pioneers of that region.  He helped his father to clear the land on the homestead farm and build a log house, in which he resided for many years.  Mr. Plank was an honored citizen, and he was called to fill numerous local offices in his lifetime.  The funeral was held at the Brookfield Baptist church last Friday, and it was very largely attended.  The remains were interred in the Plank cemetery near the site of the old log house.  Mr. Plank leaves two adult sons--S. B. and W. L. Plank, both residents of Brookfield.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Walter Slingerland [Possibly Anna Rieger ??]
A few days ago Mrs. Walter Slingerland, of Tioga, who was apparently in her usual health, went to the house of a neighbor with her three-month-old baby in her arms.  While in conversation she suddenly fell to the floor dead.  The cause of her death was heart-disease.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank P. Hart
The remains of the late Frank P. Hart, who died in North Carolina, were brought to Mansfield on the 14th instant, where the funeral was held in the Baptist church.  The interment was at Cherry Flats.  Mr. Hart was 42 years of age.  For more than 20 years he was a salesman in the store of Pitts Brothers, at Mansfield.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Simmerling
Last Thursday night about 12 o’clock John Simmerling, a roller in the Hoytville tannery, was in the act of reaching out his hand, in which he held a lantern, to ascertain how much liquor there was in a vat, when he lost his balance and fell into the boiling liquor.  He succeeded in getting out before those who saw him could reach the spot, and with great presence of mind he jerked off his clothing, patches of burned flesh being attached to his garments.  He was horribly burned, however, it being stated by those in attendance room that the flesh was cooked so that it separated from his bones.  The poor fellow was taken home where he suffered untold agony for 10 hours, when death ended his suffering.  He held an accident insurance policy of $1,800 in the Traveler’s Insurance Company and a life insurance in some co-operative company for $2,000.  Simmerling was a German and his age was 26 years.  He leaves a young wife.  The funeral was held at Hoytville on Monday, and the remains were interred in St. Peter’s cemetery in this borough.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Frances McDonald
Mrs. Frances Tabor, wife of Capt. Hugh McDonald, late of the old Bucktail regiment, died at her home at East Tawas, Mich., on the 5th instant.  She had been sick for a long time.  She was 58 years of age.  Mrs. McDonald was a daughter of Barney Tabor, and she resided at Tioga many years ago.  She is pleasantly remembered by the members of the regiment, for she spent a winter at Camp Pierpont with her husband during the war.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. Ostrander
On the 13th instant the remains of the late A. Ostrander, of Galeton, were buried in the Westfield cemetery, with Masonic honors.  Mr. Ostrander was killed in the lumber woods in West Virginia on the 10th instant.  He was brakeman on a car-load of logs, and in going down a grade he was unable to control the car.  It is supposed that he was either thrown off or attempted to jump and struck upon the rocks.  He lived 20 minutes after the accident.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Prutsman [Mary Ann Bentley SRGP 63915]
At her home in Tioga, Pa., November 11, 1891, Mrs. Mary Ann Prutsman, widow of Andrew Prutsman, deceased, aged 82 years.  Mrs. Prutsman was possessed of a rare combination of moral and Christian qualities, the fruits of which were manifested in the most practical manner in ministrations to the sick and needy who came within her reach.  For many years she seemed to be a kind of foster mother to the people of Tioga valley.  She was a valued member of the Baptist Church, her interest in which she retained to the last.  She was the mother of six children, one of whom died in the service of his country.  Her funeral was attended from her late home, the service being conducted by her late pastor, Rev. S. D. Merrick, who spoke from the words, “A woman that feareth the Lord,” she shall be praised.”  The remains were deposited by loving hands in their last resting place to await the resurrection of the just.  S. D. M.  (Tuesday, November 25, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Baker Cowperthwaft
Joseph Baker Cowperthwaft, a well-known publisher at Philadelphia, is dead.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lord Lytton
Lord Lytton, the British Ambassador at Paris, died suddenly last week of heart-disease.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Rouckendorf
Commodore William Rouckendorf, of the United States Navy, died in New York last Friday.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Henry Ropes
Henry Ropes, formerly United States Consul at St. Petersburg, died the other day in New York city.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Zachariah Eddy
Rev. Zacariah Eddy, a well-known Congregationalist, died in Detroit, the other day, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Alvin Duval
Alvin Duval, ex-Chief Justice of Kentucky, died the other day at Frankfort, KY.  He was born in 1831.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George H. Cooper
Rear-Admiral George H. Cooper, retired, died after a brief illness of heart failure, in Brooklyn the other day.  He was born in 1821.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Nicholas Lacretelle
Gen. Charles Nicholas Lacretelle, a member of the Chamber of Deputies, a Monarchist and a Crimean veteran, died in Paris the other day.  He was born in 1822.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Cassock
John Cassock, died at Ottawa, IL, a few days ago, aged 85 years.  He was a radical Abolitionist, and in 1860 he was nominated for Governor of Illinois on the Abolition ticket.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin E. Pratt
Edwin E. Pratt, for over 20 years connected with the A. N. Kellogg Newspaper Company, died suddenly in Chicago the other day.  He had been president of the Company since the founder’s death.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William J. Florence
William J. Florence, the comedian, died at Philadelphia a few days ago after a brief illness of pneumonia.  He was born in 1831 and had been on the stage ever since he was 19.  His real name is Conlin.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Donn Piatt
Col. Donn Piatt died at his home, Mac Chee, Ohio, a few days ago.  He was 72 years old and had spent the latter part of his life in literary and newspaper work.  He was the founder of the Washington Capital and Belford’d Magazine.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harvey Goodwin
Right Rev. Harvey Goodwin, Bishop of Carlisle, died last Wednesday.  He was born at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, in 1818, and was formerly Dean of Ely.  The deceased Bishop was the author of many works upon religious subjects.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wheaton Allen
George Wheaton Allen, better known as “Land Bill” Allen, died in the County Poor-house at Columbus, Ohio, last Sunday.  He was the originator of the land bill by which it was sought to give all settlers going to Ohio in the early days 160 acres of land.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Ada Stryker
Mrs. Ada Stryker, died at her home at Washington, N.C., last Thursday and the remains were brought here on Monday for interment.  Mrs. Stryker’s maiden name was Brooks, and she was the daughter of the late Almon Brooks, of Delmar.  She was married here a few years ago and went South to reside.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Ida Clark
Miss Ida Clark, the nurse girl who was terribly burned at Dunkle’s hotel at Jersery Shore by her clothes catching fire from an oil stove, died last week Tuesday after about two weeks of the most excruciating suffering.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William H. Hughson
Mr. William H. Hughson, a tinsmith at Mansfield, died of typhoid fever last week Monday night.  He was 47 years of age and leaves a widow and two sons.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Joseph Schwarzenbach
Mr. Joseph Schwarzenbach died at his home in Germania a few nights ago.  In accordance with his directions the remains were taken to Buffalo, NY, for cremation.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Lorinda Harris
In Middlebury, Pa., November 30, 1891, of consumption, Mrs. Lorinda Harris, aged 52 years.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Kirkland
In Chatham, Pa., November 13, 1891, Mr. William Kirkland, aged 93 years.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. J. Newland
At Osceola, Pa., November 13, 1891, Mr. J. Newland, aged 54 years.  (Tuesday, December 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Omer Rockwell
Mr. Omer Rockwell, an aged citizen of Canton, fell from a scaffold in his barn a few days ago and struck upon the flour 16 feet below.  His back was broken, and at last accounts his death was hourly expected.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Nathaniel Gamble
Mr. Nathaniel Gamble, Assessor of Brown township, Lycoming county, was found dead in his bed and Tomb’s hotel at Slate Run last Friday morning.  Mr. Gamble had been at work hard on Thursday, and he complained of fatigue when he retired to his room at an early hour.  He had suffered from heart-disease for some years.  He was 37 years of age.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. W. J. Adamy
Mr. W. J. Adamy, who was killed in the Fall Brook railroad yard at Corning recently, formerly resided at Mansfield and Blossburg.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Prethero
Last Thursday Mr. Charles Prethero, a venerable and esteemed citizen of Antrim, died after a long sickness.  Mr. Prethero was about 74 years of age and had been in failing health for several years.  The funeral was held in the Antrim Baptist church last Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended.  Rev. William Young conducted the service.  There were about 100 Odd Fellows in line, large delegation being present from Hoytville and this borough.  At the Lodge-room a memorial service was held, and the Odd Fellows conducted the burial service.  Mr. Prethero was a Welshman.  He worked in the mines in the old country, and in the winter of 1848 he came to America.  He was one of the party of prospectors who located the Fall Brook mines.  He went to Antrim nearly 20 years ago, and as long as his health permitted he worked in the mines.  He was a man of the purest character, and all who knew him intimately were his friends.  He leaves a widow and six children--four daughters and two sons.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. DeRuyter Avery
Chatham, December 14, 1891.--Mrs. DeRuyter Avery died at her home last Wednesday evening.  She had been sick for a long time.  I understand that consumption was the disease that caused her death.  Mrs. Avery was the youngest daughter of Mr. Russell Temple, who was one of the pioneer settlers of this township.  The funeral was held at her late home on Friday, Rev. A. G. Cole officiating.  Post 320, G. A. R., and the W. R. C. attended the funeral.  Mrs. Avery was a charter member of the Corps here.  She was a good neighbor, a kind and faithful wife and a gentle mother.  She leaves four children, a husband and many relatives and friends who mourn her early death. (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Hall
In Troupsburgh, NY, December 12, 1891, Mary, wife of George Hall, aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elijah Morehouse
At Wellsboro, Pa., December 15, 1891, of consumption, Elijah Morehouse, aged 37 years.  Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  (Tuesday, December 16, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William Dunsmore
Mrs. William Dunsmore died at her home on Bache street last Saturday night of pneumonia after a sickness of about 10 days.  Her age was 64 years.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Nelson
Mr. Charles Nelson, of Coudersport, died of pneumonia a few days ago.  He was well known in this county, having been one of the civil engineers employed at the time the Addison and Pennsylvania railroad was built.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. Y. Brown
Dr. E. Y. Brown, formerly of Westfield, died on the 5th instant at Minneapolis, Minn.  (Tuesday, December 23, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Herr Janssen
Herr Janssen, the historian and member of the German Center party, died at Berlin last week.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Earl Kressler
Earl Kressler, the Nestor of German Parliamentary reporters, died at Berlin on Thursday, aged 90(?) years.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frank Hereford
Ex-United States Senator Frank Hereford, died at his home in Monroe county, W. Va., last Thursday, aged 66 years.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Y. McKee
Professor James Y. McKee, vice-president of the Pennsylvania State College, died at Bellefonte, last Thursday, aged 60 years.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. S. Conrad
Col. J. S. Conrad, 21st United States Infantry, died the other day at Fort Randall, S. D., while on a tour of inspection of his regiment.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. May Helen Baird
Mrs. May Helen Baird, widow of the late Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, died at Washington last Thursday, aged 71 years.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Josotis Glover
Judge Josotis Glover, one of the pioneers of Illinois and a friend of Lincoln and Douglas in the stirring times that preceded the Civil War, died in Chicago a few days ago, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Amely Bolte
The most prolific German authoress, Amely Bolte, has just died at Wiesbaden at the age of 80.  She began as a governess in London, and commenced to write in German in 1851.  After that she obtained considerable popularity through the production of more than 400 romances, of which most were in two or three volumes.  An effort to improve the social position of woman ran through all her works.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. P. K. Safford
The late Hon. A. P. K. Safford is another of the innumerable American refutations of the old proverb about rolling stones gathering no moss.  A Vermont baby, an Illinois school-boy, a California legislator, a Nevada Surveyor-General, and an Arizona Governor, he died a few days ago a Floridian landed proprietor of the first magnitude.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Silas Purple
Mr. Silas Purple, of Columbia, Pa., died Saturday of the grip.  He was a brother of Mr. E. J. Purple, of this borough, and was well known in this county.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Albert H. Landis
Mrs. Albert H. Landis died at her home in Delmar last Saturday of typhoid pneumonia.  She was 63 years of age.  Her maiden name was Furman, she being a daughter of the late Benjamin Furnam.  The funeral was held on Monday at the Marsh Creek school-house.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas D. Davis
Mr. Thomas D. Davis, of Charleston, died last week Monday in the 18th year of his age.  Mr. Davis was born in Wales.  He came to this country about 50 years ago.  For 18 years he had charge of the inclined railway at the old Blossburg mines.  He afterwards bought a farm in Charleston and became one of the most progressive farmers of his neighborhood.  It is stated as a remarkable antithesis that Mr. Davis was born on the longest day in the year.--the 21st of June--and that he died on the shortest day--the 21st of December.  The funeral was held at Welsh Settlement last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Nancy Mickle
Last Thursday Mrs. Nancy Mickle, wife of John Mickle, who resides near Round Top, died very suddenly.  She had a quantity of morphine in the house, which she had been using from time to time to quiet pain, and it is rumored that she took a quantity of it with suicidal intent.  She had expressed some such intention a short time before.  Mrs. Mickle was 22 years of age.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emma A. Hammond
Tioga, December 26, 1891.--On the 21st instant Emma A, widow of the late Calvin Hammond, died at Havana, NY, in the 50th year of her age.  A large circle of her kindred and friends, touched by her removal, followed her body to the grave last Wednesday afternoon from her late residence at Hammond.  The services were conducted at the house by her pastor, Rev. F. Wilson, the music being furnished by the Holiday choir.  It is admitted that the highest compliment that can be paid to any person is to say that the world is better because of their living in it.  This is a truism that admits of no denial, and its application to Mrs. Hammond speaks more forcibly of the good work she has done than anything else that can be said on the subject.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Thomas D. Davis
In Charleston, Pa., December 21, 1891, Mr. Thomas D. Davis, aged 72 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sarah Jane Landis
At her home in Delmar, Pa., December 26, 1891, Mrs. Sarah Jane Landis, aged 62 years, 11 months and 19 days.  She was born in Delmar, January 7, 1828, and was married to Albert H. Landis, September 5, 1855.  She was converted to God three years since and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She leaves a husband and two sons and three daughters to mourn their loss.  The funeral services were conducted by the writer, and interment was at Wellsboro.  J. S. Fausey.  (Tuesday, December 30, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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