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1893-  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Mr. Peter D. Leonard
Mr. Peter D. Leonard, a well-known and respected citizen of Westfield, died last week Monday of Bright’s disease of the kidneys.  The funeral was held on Thursday under the auspices of the E. A. U., of which order Mr. Leonard had long been an honored member.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Erastus D. Webster
Col. Erastus D. Webster died in Washington, D. C., on Wednesday.  He was born in 1827.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Eli Saulsbury
Ex-United States Senator Eli Saulsbury died on Wednesday at his home in Dover, Del., aged 76 years.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. D. Hilton
Lamb’s Creek, March 25.--Mr. D. Hilton, of upper Lamb’s Creek, died very suddenly about 5:15 last Wednesday evening, of hemorrhage of the lungs.  He had been away from home all day, and when he returned he went to water his horse before going into the house.  On the way back from the creek to the barn he fell on his face in the snow where he was found dead shortly after.  His body was taken to the house, and the Coroner was sent for, who arrived Thursday.  He said that there was no need of an inquest, because it was very evident that Mr. Hilton died from the above named cause.  He was about 48 years of age, and was a veteran of the war.  He was buried yesterday in Lamb cemetery.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Jacob Hand Vanderbilt
Capt. Jacob Hand Vanderbilt, brother of the late Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, died at his home on Staten Island last week.  He was born in 1807.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Elliott Fitch Shepard
Colonel Elliott Fitch Shepard, proprietor of the New York Mail and Express, died at his home in that city last Friday.  His death was sudden and entirely unexpected.  It occurred while he was about to undergo a surgical operation, the technical cause of death being cedema of the lungs super induced by the inhalation of ether.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Simeon B. Brown
Gen. Simeon B. Brown, of St. Clair, Mich., died a few days ago.  He was born of military stock in New Hampshire, his father being an officer in the war of 1812.  He moved to Michigan in 1835.  At the breaking out of the Rebellion he was given the commission of Major in the 6th Michigan cavalry, and in 1862 was made Colonel of the 11th Michigan cavalry.  For meritorious service in battle he was brevetted Brigadier General.  He participated in 72 engagements.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George William Francis Sackville Russell
George William Francis Sackville Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford, died suddenly in London last Thursday of failure of the heart.  The late Duke was born April 16, 1852, being the eldest son of the 9th Duke of Bedford.  He inherited from his father estates valued at 10,000,000 Euro, making him one of the richest peers in England.  He held 118 acres in London alone, on which were built 2,912 houses, for which enormous rents are paid.  His estates in the middle and west of England covered 86,424 acres, being scattered through 12 counties, the royalties derived from the mines on his property being very great.  (Tuesday, March 29, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. M. V. Taylor
Mrs. M. V. Taylor, the only woman dealer in oil-well supplies in the country, died in Pittsburg last week.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William T. Tinsley
William T. Tinsley, the veteran editor of the Lyons, NY, Republican, died in Lyons last week.  He was born in 1833.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George R. Bliss
Rev. Dr. George R. Bliss, professor of Biblical Theology in Crozer Theological Seminary at Chester, Pa., died last week Monday, aged 77 years.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. D. Farnsworth
E. D. Farnsworth, ex-Grand Sire of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows in the United States, died in San Francisco last Wednesday, aged 75 years.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. Kirby Smith
Gen. E. Kirby Smith died in Sewanee, Tenn., last week.  He was born in 1824.  He came from an illustrious family of soldiers, served in the Mexican war and was a gallant General in the Confederate army.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna Larrabee
Ogdensburg, March 31.--Mrs. Anna Larrabee, widow of the late Thomas Larrabee, died in this village on the 28th instant in the 85th year of her age.  She was born in Easton, Washington county, NY, May 1, 1808, and came to this township with her husband when this part of the county was a wilderness.  Mrs. Larrabee toiled hard to help her husband clear up his farm and build a home.  She became the mother of six children, two of whom survive her--Mrs. F. H. Austin and Truman H. Larrabee, with the latter of whom she resided at the time of her death.  She was a tender, loving mother and a kind neighbor.  She was a church member for many years.  The funeral was attended by a large number of her friends and acquaintances, the services being conducted by the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Canton, who preached an interesting sermon from the 40th verse of the 35th chapter of Isaiah.  The remains were laid in the Ogdensburg cemetery by the side of those of her husband, whose burial took place just four months before her own.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Brann
Mr. James Brann, a respected and well-to-do farmer residing near Canton, committed suicide a few days ago by shooting himself four times with a revolver.  He was about 60 years of age and was an old resident of Canton.  Mr. Brann was noted for his business integrity and geniality.  He had recently been in poor health, and it is supposed that he became despondent in consequence.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Royal Colby
Mr. Royal Colby, who lived near King’s mill in Covington, died suddenly last Monday morning.  He went to the barn early in the morning to attend to his horses, and as he didn’t come in to breakfast his wife went to the barn and found him dead in one of the stalls.  It was at first thought that he had been killed by the horse; but an investigation showed that this was not true, and the physicians determined that he fell and died in a fit.  He was a middle-aged man, and his family consisted of his wife and one child about four years old.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Radeker
Mr. Henry Radeker died at his home in this borough last Friday, of dropsy.  He was 72 years of age.  Mr. Radeker had been in poor health ever since his service during the war.  He followed the trade of a painter and paper-hanger.  The funeral was held last Sunday.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. W. R. Jones
Mrs. W. R. Jones died at her home at Round Top last Sunday morning.  She had been an invalid for 30 years, and for the last six months had been confined to her bed.  Mrs. Jones was born August 18, 1824, at Carmarthenshire, South Wales, and emigrated to America, arriving in Blossburg in 1848, and soon after came to Charleston, where she afterward resided.  In 1850 she was united in marriage to Mr. W. R. Jones.  She leaves a husband and three children, Mrs. Eugene Doumaux and Mr. D. S. Jones, of Charleston, and Mrs. R. G. Close, of Keeneyville.  Mrs. Jones had been a Christian from early youth and was a faithful member of the Congregational Church.  She was a very estimable woman, loved and highly respected by all, and she leaves a large circle of friends who sympathize with the bereaved ones in their affliction.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Arthur Keeney
Keeneyville, April 3.---Mrs. Arthur M. Keeney, of this place, who had been confined to her bed since December 25, 1892, and who had suffered greatly, passed away very peacefully last Friday afternoon at 4:30, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. Wilkins in the Keeneyville church on Easter Sunday at 12 o’clock.  Mrs. Keeney had a large circle of friends, and many showed their esteem for her by gathering at the church to listen to the words of consolation preached from the text, “I have gone to prepare a place for you.”  The choir from Holidaytown rendered some beautiful selections, which they were invited to do owing to illness of singers at home.  Mrs. Keeney was a follower of Christ, and she was in prayer for her loved ones until death.  She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  Mrs. Keeney was born at Niles Valley in May, 1862, and was the fourth daughter of Samuel and Orilla Wedge.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Peter D. Leonard
At Westfield, Pa., March 20, 1893, of Bright’s disease, Peter D. Leonard.  (Tuesday, April 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Alvira M. Fellows
Mrs. Alvira M. Fellows died at the home of her son, Mr. George Fellows, in Delmar, last Wednesday.  She was 82 years of age.  Mrs. Fellows was born at Leyden, Mass.  She came here in early life as the wife of the late A. Fellows.  She was devoted to her family and was a kind neighbor and steadfast friend.  The funeral was held last Friday.  Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D., conducted the service.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Conley
Mr. James Conley, one of the workmen engaged in breaking the log-jam on the log-drive of Mr. William O’Connor, in Stony Fork creek, a few days ago, fell between the logs and was swept under the jam and drowned.  He was 28 years of age, and his home was in Wayne county.  The body of the unfortunate man was not found until the next day, when it was discovered in Babb’s creek, about two miles below the scene of the accident.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Caldwell
Dr. William Caldwell died at his home in Blossburg last Thursday at the age of 79 years.  He was greatly respected as a man, and he had enjoyed for many years the confidence of the people as a physician.  The funeral was held last Saturday in the Baptist church.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Plunkett
Last Wednesday the body of James Plunkett, who resided with his brother-in-law, Mr. Hugh Reynolds, at Morris Run, was found in Bellman’s run, a small stream near the railroad between Arnot and Blossburg.  It is supposed that the man drowned himself.  Plunkett was 37 years of age.  Nearly a year ago he was taken to a Pittsburg hospital to be treated for a tumor which had formed on his brain, the result of an injury he received while working in the mines at Morris Run.  During the operation part of his brain was removed, which caused partial paralysis of the right side from which he never recovered.  He returned to his home last October, and had since then frequent spells of melancholy.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. H. B. Colegrove
Mrs. H. B. Colegrove, of West Lawrence, was stricken with apoplexy last week Tuesday, and she died on Thursday.  Mrs. Colegrove went to the home of Mr. Horace Davis, a neighbor whose son had been badly injured the day before by an explosion, and she was prostrated while there.  She was an estimable woman and was loved in the community where she resided for her Christian charity and womanly character.  The funeral was held last Saturday.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Caroline Carl
In Deerfield, Pa., March 14, 1893, Caroline, wife of Mr. Lorenzo D. Carl, in the 59th of her age.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Thomas Keeney
At Crooked Creek, Pa., April 7, 1893, of pneumonia, Mrs. Thomas Keeney, aged about 75 years.  (Tuesday, April 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

M. F. DeWitt
Rev. M. F. DeWitt, the well known Elmira clergyman, died yesterday morning in a New York city hospital, where he recently submitted to an operation for the removal of a portion of the jaw bone, which had become diseased.  His wife is a sister of Messrs. A. L. Robert and Isaac Bodine, of this borough.  The remains are to be brought here for burial.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. P. Card
Mrs. J. P. Card died at her home in Rochester, NY, last week Tuesday, of a cancerous tumor.  She was 69 years of age.  She resided in this borough about 30 years ago, and had many relatives and friends in this region who mourn her loss.  Mrs. Card leaves a husband, two daughters and three sisters--Mrs. P. Houghton and Mrs. M. Field, of Delmar, and Mrs. H. Sarles, of Richmond township, and also five brothers--Messrs. A. Walker, of Round Top, P. Walker, of Stony Fork, N. Walker, of Chicago, J. P. Walker, of Richmond township, and B. Walker, of this borough.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adelaide Osborne
Mrs. Adelaide Osborne died in Rochester, NY, last Saturday night of pneumonia.  She was at the head of one of the kindergarten schools in that city, and she was respected as a teacher and highly esteemed by all who knew her.  Mrs. Osborne was known to a few people in this borough, she having spent her summer vacations here for several years.  She was a woman of lovely character and many accomplishments.  The remains were brought here yesterday, and the funeral is to be held at the home of the Misses Lindsey, on Central avenue, this morning at 10 o’clock.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Allen Strawn
Mr. Allen Strawn, of Chatham, will be buried today at 1 o’clock p. m.  The funeral will be held at the Cloos school-house.  Mr. Strawn was visiting his brother, Mr. Samuel Strawn, when he was taken sick and died.  He had been a widower several years.  He leaves two sons and one daughter, all unmarried.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Hosea C. Wolfe
Near Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., March 29, 1893, Mr. Hosea C. Wolfe, aged 60 years.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Wilson L. Boughton
In Chatham, Pa., March 31, 1893, Mr. Wilson L. Boughton.  His funeral was held on the 2d instant.  He was a great sufferer, but bore his illness very patiently and passed away trusting in his Saviour and assured of a better home above.  (Tuesday, April 26, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Elliott
Last Thursday morning Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Elliott were bereaved by the sudden death of their infant son.  The child was taken sick on Wednesday afternoon and died in about 12 hours.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Sabra Brown
Mrs. Sabra Brown died at the county poor-house last week Monday, of consumption, at the age of 39 years.  She was admitted to the institution October 17, 1878, and was transferred to the Danville hospital for the insane in November of the same year.  She remained there until September, 1880, when her case was pronounced incurable and she was returned to this county.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lester Palmer
Mr. Lester Palmer, a respected citizen of Sullivan, died a few days ago, April 22, 1893,  of a stroke of paralysis, very suddenly.  In the morning he appeared to be in his usual health.  He ate his breakfast with apparent relish and then started away to visit the home of his son, not far distant.  A short time after he was found lying by the roadside in an insensible condition, and before he could be carried to the house he died.  The cause of his death was paralysis, he having suffered from a stroke a short time previous to this attack.  He was 70 years.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Clarissa Wetmore
Last Thursday Clarissa, wife of of Mr. Julius Wetmore, of Dartt Settlement in Charleston township, took her own life by shooting herself in the head with a revolver.  She had been in failing health for six months and had been very despondent.  She was undoubtedly deranged.  When Mr. Wetmore started out in the forenoon to build some fence in the fields, his wife walked part way with him and then returned to the house.  It was after 6 o’clock in the evening when Mr. Wetmore with his son returned home.  They were startled at not finding Mrs. Wetmore in the house and at once began to search for her.  On the barn floor, with the pistol still grasped in the right hand and a bullet in the right temple her body was found still and cold.  It was evident that she had been dead for several hours.  Mrs. Wetmore had talked of taking her own life on several occasions during her despondent moods, and poisons had been kept away from her.  The son had even secreted his pistol some time before; but his mother found it at the bottom of a tool-chest.  The funeral was held at the Dartt Settlement church last Sunday, Rev. Mr. White, of the Disciple Church in Covington, preaching the funeral sermon from a text which had been selected by Mrs. Wetmore long before her death.  The remains were interred in the Charleston cemetery near the county farm.  There was a large attendance at the funeral, and over 100 teams were in the funeral procession.  Mrs. Wetmore leaves a husband, one son and an adopted daughter.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles D. Mazade
Charles D. Mazade, the noted author, editor and critic, is dead in Paris.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. Ballance
J. Ballance, Prime Minister of New Zealand, died on Wednesday from heart disease.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George H. Morgan
Colonel George H. Morgan, a well-known newspaper man and Democratic politician, committed suicide at Lebanon last week.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. W. Taylor
J. W. Taylor, who had been United States Consul at Winnipeg, Man., for 23 years, having been appointed by General Grant in 1870, died last Friday afternoon.  He was a native of New York.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William C. Goudy
William C. Goudy, of Chicago, a well-known lawyer and politician, fell dead of heart disease on Wednesday.  Mr. Goudy was 69(or 60) years of age, and was looked upon as one of the leading Democrats of Illinois.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Smith
General Robert Smith died at Hamilton, IL, last week, aged 86 years.  He was born in Philadelphia, August 2, 1806.  General Smith was an officer in the Mexican war.  During the Civil war he was brevetted as General for bravery.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gilbert G. Wiltse
Capt. Gilbert G. Wiltse, U. S. Navy, died at New York on Wednesday, of congestion of the brain.  He was commander of the Boston during the recent troubles in Hawaii and led the marines who hoisted the American flag over the islands.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Murray Corse
Gen. John Murray Corse, Postmaster of Boston under the first Cleveland Administration, died in  Winchester, Mass., on Thursday, aged 58(or 53).  He was the hero of the struggle at Allatoonga Pass, Ga., which gave rise to the gospel hymn “Hold the Forty.”  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Louis Mills Norton
Louis Mills Norton, professor of organic chemistry in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died at his home in Auburndale last Wednesday.  He was born in Athol in 1855, and was the son of Rev. John Foote Norton, a prominent Congregational minister.  He was in charge of the exhibition of the Institute at the World’s Fair.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edward Fitzgerald Beale
Gen. Edward Fitzgerald Beale died last week.  He was born in Washington, February 4, 1822.  In 1876 he was appointed United States Minister to Austria, but resigned after a year’s service and devoted himself to sheep-raising in Southern California.  Gen. Beale had resided for many years in Washington.  He was one of Gen. Grant’s warmest friends.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Prince Doudukoff Korsakoff
Prince Doudukoff Korsakoff is dead at St. Petersburg.  After the Berlin Congress the Prince was appointed Governor of Bulgaria, where he became notorious for the zealous manner in which he propagated pan-slavism.  It is reported at one time that he would be made Prince of Bulgaria, but the Czar refrained from nominating him for the position of ruler of Bulgaria, as his Majesty feared that such action would offend the other Powers.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Curtis G. Hussey
Dr. Curtis G. Hussey died at Pittsburg last week in the 91st year of his age, from the effects of a fall.  He was a descendant of an old Massachusetts family and was born in York, Pa.  He was the first man in the country to mine and manufacture copper.  In 1843 he sent John Hays, of Pittsburg, to prospect and explore the Lake Superior region.  During this trip he purchased for Dr. Hussey a 1/16 interest in the first three permits for mining in that region ever granted by the United States, and which produced enormously.  Furnacemen in the United States failing in the cast, Dr. Hassey built a furnace with a moveable top and lowered the copper into its bed from the opening, making first-class ingots.  Dr. Hussey also developed and perfected the direct process of making steel.  His fortune was up in the millions, and he was a liberal giver.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. S. S. Webster
In Sullivan, Pa., April 5, 1893, of typhoid fever, Mr. S. S. Webster, aged 61 years.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Almeda Shelton
Mrs. Ameda Shelton, an old resident of Mainesburg, died at Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, the 25th of April.  The remains were brought here for burial.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Thursday last, Rev. H. S. Troxel officiating.  She leaves a large family of grown-up children, who were all present at her funeral.  Her late husband, R. G. Shelton, died four years ago.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward Seeley
Mr. Edward Seeley, an old and respected citizen of Jackson township, died a few days ago at the age of 76(or 73) years.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Orlando F. Taylor
Mr. Orlando F. Taylor died at his home in Blossburg last Thursday morning of a disease of the kidneys.  He was in the 72nd year of his age.  Mr. Taylor was born in Chemung, NY, February 14, 1821.  Fifty-six years ago he came to this county and engaged in the mercantile business with his brother, B. H. Taylor, at Covington.  In 1859 he was elected County Treasurer, and after serving his term of office he moved to Blossburg, where he was interested in the glass-factory and a general store.  In 1887 he was again elected County Treasurer, and he filled the position most acceptably to the people.  Mr. Taylor was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word.  He was an accurate and capable accountant and his integrity was unquestioned.  Socially he was popular for his genial temperament and kind heartedness.  He had many warm friends throughout the county.  He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon at the family residence in Blossburg.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jacob Young
Mrs. Jacob Young, the only surviving widow of a Revolutionary soldier in Pennsylvania, died at Easton last Wednesday.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Polly Grant
At Roseville, Pa., April 28, 1893, Mrs. Polly Stout, aged 74 years.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Washington Richards
Dr. George Washington Richards, a prominent homeopathist, of Orange, NJ, died last week Tuesday, aged 64 years.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett died at Bentonville, Mo., last Wednesday.  He was born near Richmond, Va., June 22, 1788, making him nearly 110 years old.  (Tuesday, May 10, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Francis
Joseph Francis, the noted life-boat inventor, died on Wednesday at Otsego Luke, NY.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Ellis Niblock
Hon. William Ellis Niblock, a prominent Indiana Democrat, died at Indianapolis last week.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

E. D. Townsend
General E. D. Townsend, for a number of years Adjutant-General of the Army, died at Washington last Thursday.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gomez Y. Lono
Admiral Gomez Y. Lono, who commanded the Spanish fleet at the New York naval review and was reported in ill health there, died on reaching Havana, Cuba.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Jefferson Prutsman
Mr. Jefferson Prutsman, a well-known citizen of Rutland township, dropped dead in a field on his farm a few days ago while he was engaged in sowing oats.  Mr. Prutsman was about 72 years of age.  In his early life he was a great raftsman, and for many years he ran the river as a pilot, being considered one of the most trusty.  In his own township he was influential, and he had held a number of local offices.  He had been pretty regular in his attendance at the county court for many years, and he had a general acquaintance throughout the county in consequence.  Almost everybody knew “Jeff” Prutsman.  He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susan Lamb
Mrs. Susan Lamb, of Mansfield, died last week Tuesday at the age of nearly 93 years.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George W. Kelts
Mr. George W. Kelts died at his home in Covington last Thursday, of Bright’s disease.  He was 62 years of age.  Mr. Kelts was a native of Covington township.  He served his country during the war in Company F, Third Pennsylvania Volunteers.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Delania Babcock
Mrs. Delania Babcock, of Tioga, died at the residence of her son, F. G. Babcock, on Willard street, last Friday.  Her funeral was held yesterday at 1 o’clock p. m.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. D. D. T. Smith
Mr. D. D. T. Smith, of Tioga, one of our oldest citizens, died yesterday morning.  His funeral will occur tomorrow at 2 o’clock p. m.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adella A. Burnett
At Olmsville, May 15, 1893, of heart disease, Adella A., wife of John Burnett, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. U. R. Danks
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. McCracken, at Wellsville, NY, April 30, 1893, Mrs. U. R. Danks, aged 86 years.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Emily D. Henry
In Delmar, Pa., May 11, 1893, Emily D., widow of the late Charles Henry, aged 70 years.  (Tuesday, May 17, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lewis M. Bullard
Mr. Lewis M. Bullard died at the Hornellsville sanitarium or gold cure last Wednesday, the cause of his death being an overdose of morphine.  Last September Mr. Bullard went to the institution to take treatment for the liquor habit.  He was successfully treated, and then he secured a good position in the sanitarium and soon became a favorite among the managers for the faithful work and genial manner.  Several weeks ago he gave up his place and went to New York city, where he fell into his old ways again, and after a long spree he returned to Hornellsville and desired to be again received at the institution for treatment.  He was taken in, but it was noticed that he was despondent.  He announced on Tuesday that it was his “last day on earth,” and when he was found dead in his room, a phial of morphine was found on his person.  Bullard was 35 years of age.  The remains were brought to this borough, and the funeral was held at the home of his mother last Friday afternoon.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. William C. Copley
Mrs. William C. Copley died at her home on Hill creek last Friday after a long and very painful sickness resulting from a tumor.  She was 43 years of age.  She leaves a husband and six children, who have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in the loss of a Christian wife and mother.  The funeral was held last Sunday morning, and the service was conducted by Rev. W. H. Porter.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John B. Hardy
At Knoxville, Pa., May 20, 1893, John S. Hardy, aged 79 years, 2 months and ? days.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George Victor
George Victor, the sovereign Prince of Waldeck, died at Warrenbad, Bohemia, of pneumonia, last Friday.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

George E. Reed
George E. Reed, a prominent member of the G. A. R., died at his home at Harrisburg last week, in his 59th year.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Cardinal Zigliara
Cardinal Zigliara died in Rome last Wednesday.  He was regarded as a candidate for the Papacy.  He was born in Corsica in 1833.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Henry Augustus Bissell
Rt. Rev. Dr. William Henry Augustus Bissell, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Vermont, died at Burlington last week Sunday, aged 79 years.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel C. Howell
Daniel C. Howell, formerly cashier and president of the old Steuben County Bank and afterward Superintendent of the Bank Department of the State of New York, died at Bath, NY, last week Monday, aged 75 years.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph S. Spinney
Joseph S. Spinney, the commission merchant, who accumulated a fortune estimated at $3,000,000 building railroads and trading with South America, died at Brooklyn, NY, a few days ago.  He was born in Portsmouth, NH, in 1829, and was the son of Joseph Spinney, formerly a well-known sea captain.  The will makes several small bequests to relatives and friends, and then orders the estate to be divided between his sister, the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Ct., and the Seaman’s Friend Society.  (Tuesday, May 24, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Marie Beauge
After a sickness of only 10 days Mrs. Marie Beauge died in this borough last Wednesday afternoon of gastro-enteritis.  Mrs. Beauge was born in France about 75 years ago.  In her 18th year, with a little band of French immigrants, she came to this country, the voyage across the sea from Havre to New York in a sailing vessel lasting 40 days.  Most of her life in America was passed at or near the old homestead in Charleston township.  Like most women of her native land Mrs. Beauge was frugal and industrious, and was never happier than when working out of doors in the fields, doing nearly all kinds of farm work.  Left a widow in 1862, by her own good management the debts of a badly-encumbered estate were paid, and she also made valuable improvements on the property, most of which, however, by a serious of unfortunate events eventually passed from her control and possession; and brooding over her wrongs and misfortunes, had a tendency to rob her of that peace of mind and enjoyment which naturally accompany the declining years of an industrious and honorable life.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Wesley W. Bradbury
Mr. Wesley W. Bradbury died at his home in Arnot last Thursday morning.  He was 38 years of age.  He had suffered from an attack of typhoid fever for some time, but as late as Wednesday last he was expected to recover.  The disease, however, took a fatal turn early on Thursday morning.  Mr. Bradbury was well known as a man of sterling qualities, and he had established good credit while engaged in mercantile pursuits for several years past.  He was enterprising, progressive and genial.  About 10 years ago he was married to Miss Grace Fowler, of Scranton, and she, with four children, survives him.  The funeral was held at Arnot last Saturday, and the interment was made at Painted Post, NY.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William Sutton
On the morning of the 22d ultimo, Mr. William Sutton, who lived on the Slingerland farm in Sullivan, went out to his barn to prepare for his farm work for the day.  He found a two year old colt loose upon the barn floor, and he picked up the halter-strap to lead the colt to a stall and secure it.  Just then the colt wheeled and kicked Mr. Sutton in the abdomen.  Mr. Sutton walked to the house and sat down, but he rapidly grew worse and sent for a physician.  No mark of the injury was found externally, but it was evident that Mr. Sutton’s condition was very serious.  He suffered intensely until Wednesday night, when he died.  A post-mortem examination showed that there had been a rupture of the bowels.  Mr. Sutton leaves a widow and four children.  He had recently taken a life insurance policy for $1,000.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Lewis W. Becker
Mr. Lewis W. Becker, of Hoytville, committed suicide last Wednesday by shooting himself with a shot-gun.  He was about 52 years of age, and up to last January had been a beam-hand in the tannery at Hoytville, and he was considered an excellent workman.  He had an attack of pneumonia, and when he became convalescent he showed symptoms of insanity and was taken to the Danville hospital.  About three weeks ago he was sent home as cured.  He appeared to be greatly depressed in spirits, feeling that his insanity had brought disgrace upon his family.  This state of mind is believed to have been the cause of his self-destruction.  Becker told his wife that he was going upstairs to smoke his pipe.  Shortly after he went up she heard the report of a gun, and when she rushed to the chamber she found him mortally wounded.  He had evidently placed the muzzle of the gun against his ear and then struck the trigger.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma Doane
Miss Emma Doane died at her home in Morris last Thursday night, June 1, 1893, after a long sickness.  Her age was nearly 58 years, 5 months and 28 days.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, Rev. William Young, of Antrim, conducting the service.  The remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Phineas VanHorn
Last Friday night Mr. Phineas VanHorn died at his home in Charleston after a long sickness with catarrh of the stomach.  He was 76 years of age.  Mr. VanHorn was born at Williamsport, Lycoming county.  When he was about 16 years of age he came to this county with his father’s family.  For some years he followed his trade of a shoemaker.  About 50 years ago he engaged in farming upon the place where he had resided ever since.  All who knew Mr. VanHorn respected him for his steadfastness and strict integrity.  He leaves a widow, three daughters and one son.  His son, Mr. Perrin VanHorn, resides in Charleston, and his daughters,--Mrs. H. D. Eastman, in Chicago; Mrs. Edward Thomas, in Nauvoo, and Mrs. John Davis, in Charleston.  The funeral was held at the family residence last Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended.  Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D., conducted the service.  The interment was in the cemetery in this borough.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Logan H. Root
Col. Logan H. Root, Commander of the G. A. R. of Arkansas, and Vice-President of the National League of Republican Clubs, died at Little Rock, Ark., last week.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph M. Beck
Ex-Chief Justice Joseph M. Beck, of the Supreme Court of Iowa, died on Wednesday, aged 70 years.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Eliza Wood
At Niles Valley, Pa., May 11, 1893, Eliza, wife of Mr. Ezra Wood, aged 55 years.  (Tuesday, June 7, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Edwin Thomas Booth
Edwin Booth died in New York city last Wednesday morning at 1:15 o’clock.  The sudden change for the worse took place at 7 o’clock in the evening.  Edwin Thomas Booth, son of Junius Brutus Booth, was born in Bel Air, Md., November 13(or 18), 1833.  His early education was neither continuous nor thorough, being received at intervals from different tutors in the neighborhood of his home.  He was studious, however, and made much of his limited opportunities.  While yet very young he traveled with his father during the latter’s theatrical tours, and on September 10, 1849, made his first appearance on the stage at the Boston Museum as Tressil in Cibber’s version of Shakespeare’s “Richard III.”  The elder Booth at first opposed his son’s choice of the stage, but finally withdrew opposition, and for two years Edwin played minor parts in his father’s company.  He first came prominently before the public at the National Theater, New York, in 1851, when, his father being ill, he promptly took the place of the elder tragedian, and for the first time in his life he essayed the role of Richard III.  The effort was hailed as the indication of great talent and the augury of a brilliant future.  In 1852 he journeyed with his father to San Francisco, where his brother, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., had already won distinction, and the three played in company.  In 1854 he traveled with a dramatic company to Australia, but soon returned to California, where he remained until the autumn of 1856.  At first he played parts of all kinds, and experienced much poverty and hardship, but he soon displayed rare ability, and became the recipient of much thoughtful attention from learned and critical authorities.  He first appeared as a star in eastern cities at Baltimore upon his return from California, and from there made a rapid tour through the South, being received everywhere with favor.  In April, 1857, he appeared at the Boston Theater, as Sir Giles Overreach in “A New Way to Pay Old Debts,” and his success on that occasion made him determine to win the first place as a tragic actor.  He played “Richard III,” at Burton’s Theater, New York, May 14, of the same year, and in August essayed other great roles at the same place with much success.  From 1863 to 1870 he was interested in the management of the Walnut Street Theater, and during his career he has conducted two theaters in New York, the latter being built especially for him in 1868, and which, though he sold the control of it in 1874, continued to be called Booth’s Theater until its demolition in 1882.  This theater was the scene of many sumptuous revivals of standard tragedies.  He married twice.  His first wife, Miss Mary Devlin, an actress of Troy, NY, to whom he was married on July 7, 1860, died after a trip abroad, at Dorchester, Mass., February 21, 1863.  Their only daughter, Edwina, was born December 9, 1861.  His second wife, Miss Mary McVicker, was his leading actress when they were married, June 7, 1869.  She died in 1881, leaving no children.  The assassination of President Lincoln in April, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth, caused him to retire from the stage, with the intention of never again returning to it, but business obligations compelled him to change his purpose.  His lavish productions at his New York theater, while they paid him well, made him bankrupt.  He begun touring again, however, and soon earned another fortune.  In San Francisco, where he acted for eight weeks, in 1876, the receipts amounted to nearly $96,000, a total then unprecedented on the dramatic stage.  In 1860, in 1880 and in 1882 he visited Great Britain, and his performances there were highly complimented.  He was received with extraordinary enthusiasm in Germany upon his visit there in 1882.  He was first stricken with the paralytic affliction from which has grown the combination of ills of which he died while playing with Lawrence Barrett, in Rochester, April 3, 1889.  He recovered, however, and resumed work 12 days later.  In June, 1892, after another slight attack, he decided to permanently retire from the stage.  He then went to Lakewood, where, on October 5, he had a serious fall at his room at the Laurel House, brought about by an attack of vertigo.  He rallied very slowly, and it was November 3 before he could be removed to New York.  Since that time until his death he has lived at the Players’ Club in that city.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. R. A. Dairdson
Last Wednesday Mrs. R. A. Dairdson took laughing-gas in a dentist’s office in Erie, Pa., and had two teeth extracted.  She was quite weak and nervous after the operation, but walked about the office.  In a few moments she began to sink and died in two hours.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. E. Hendricks
Dr. J. E. Hendricks, noted as a mathematician, died at Des Moines, Iowa, last Thursday, at the age of 79.  He was a native of Pennsylvania, but resided for a long time in Indiana and Iowa.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Fred Cook
Fred Cook, of Jackson, a young man of 19 years, died of typhoid fever last Thursday.  He was taken sick on the previous Saturday.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles E. Walker
Hon. Charles E. Walker, State Senator, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Maria D. Walker, in Corning, NY, last Thursday morning.  His death was caused by congestion of the spinal cord.  His age was 33 years.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel C. Smith
Samuel C. Smith, aged 91 years, died a few days ago in Horseheads, NY.  He was a brother to Hon. G. L. Smith, of Elmira.  At one time he was engaged in farming at Big Flats, cultivating about 500 acres of land and keeping nearly a hundred cows.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Perry H. Smith
Perry H. Smith, of Susquehanna county, was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning a few days ago.  He lived on a farm in Oakland township, and was sitting in his barn when the storm came up.  The barn was partly demolished.  Mr. Smith’s body bore but slight marks of the lightning.  (Tuesday, June 14, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John J. Burgin, Jr.
Last Monday Miss Minnie Burgin received a dispatch announcing that her brother, John J. Burgin, Jr., had been seriously injured in Buffalo, NY.  Yesterday she received another telegram stating that he died at 3:50 o’clock Monday afternoon and that the funeral is to held tomorrow.  Miss Burgin and her mother expect to go to Buffalo today.  John J. Burgin kept a restaurant in this borough something over 20 years ago.  He had lived in Buffalo for several years prior to his death and followed the trade of a fresco-painter and sign-writer.  He had been subject to vertigo, and it supposed that a sudden attack of that kind caused him to fall in front of a moving car or into some machinery.  He was 51 years of age.  His wife died last February and her body was cremated, and Mr. Burgin’s body is to be cremated in accordance with arrangements made by himself some time ago.  Mrs. Burgin and Miss Minnie have been sorely afflicted recently, this being the 6th death in their family within the past 10 months.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Samuel McCraney
Mrs. Samuel McCraney, of Blossburg, died last week Monday from the effects of a bee-sting upon her cheek a few days before.  Blood-poisoning ensued, and she suffered intensely.  She leaves a husband and four children.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Delilah VanCise
Mrs. Delilah VanCise died at her home in Charleston last Sunday, of paralysis.  She was 83 years of age.  The funeral was held on Monday, the service being conducted by Rev. Mr. Peterson.  The interment was in the cemetery at Catlin Hollow.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Manton Merrill
Mrs. Margaret Manton Merrill, a well-known newspaper writer and lecturer, died in New York city a few days ago.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mareschal Jose Simeao de Oliveira
Mareschal Jose Simeao de Oliveira, president of the Brazilian Commission to the World’s Fair, died in New York recently.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Dreher
Hon. Samuel Dreher, President Judge of the Carbon-Monroe district, died suddenly at his home in Stroudsburg last week, aged 69.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

W. W. Kone
Rev. W. W. Kone, who was said to have been the oldest Baptist minister in the United States, died last week at Denison, Tex., aged 90 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles A. Hay
Rev. Dr. Charles A. Hay, professor of Greek in Gettysburg Theological Seminary, and a prominent Lutheran clergyman died last week, aged 72.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William D. McCoy
William D. McCoy, of Indiana, United States Minister to Liberia, West Africa, died at Monrovia, the capital of that country, on May 14, and was buried with military honors.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John W. Bingham
John W. Bingham, whose name was made famous from Maine to California because of his connection with the whisky frauds of 1876, died in Evansville, Ind., a few days ago.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Anthony J. Drexel
Anthony J. Drexel, the well-known banker of Philadelphia, died unexpectedly, of apoplexy, at Carlsbad, Germany, last Friday.  He was an able financier and gave away much in charity.  Three sons and a daughter survive him.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Leland Stanford
Leland Stanford, Republican Senator from California, and well know the country over as one of the great railroad kings of the West, died suddenly at his residence at Menlo Park, Cal., on the 21st ultimo.  The cause of his death was excessive obesity.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

William Mutchler
William Mutchler, member of Congress from the 8th district of this State, died on the 23d ultimo at his home in Easton, from heart trouble, aged 62 years.  He was taken sick several weeks ago while on a fishing trip to Pike county, but had so far recovered that he was able to be about.  A sudden change took place, and death was unexpected.  He is survived by a widow and one son, Howard Mutchler, editor of the Easton Express.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adeline L. Hammond
At Elkland, Pa., June 27, 1893, Adeline L., wife of Mr. John G. Hammond, aged 48 years, 6 months and 23 days.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Wood Holly
In Rutland, Pa., June 14, 1893, Mrs. Mary Wood Holly, aged nearly 69 years.  (Tuesday, July 5, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin C. VanHorn
This community was greatly shocked this morning to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Benjamin C. VanHorn, which occurred at his home on Waln(?) street at about 4 o’clock.  He was 43 years of age.  Mr. VanHorn went camping on Darling run a week ago today, and he appeared to enjoy his outing up to the last Monday morning.  He then went down to a spring after a pail of water, when he had a stroke of paralysis, his right side being affected.  He managed to get back to camp, and the same day he was brought home.  He steadily grew worse, and yesterday he had several strokes and it became evident that the end was near.  Benjamin Coleman VanHorn was born in this borough, November 22, 1840, being the son of Mr. B. T. VanHorn.  When he was not quite 15 years of age--in the fall of 1864--he enlisted in Company K, of the 207th Regiment, and served till the close of the war.  He was probably the youngest volunteer soldier in this county.  Some months ago he fell from a wagon while attending a soldiers reunion at Williamsport, and this accident is thought to have had something to do with his last sickness.  He had not been in good health for a long time.  Mr. VanHorn was a quiet, unassuming citizen.  He was a steadfast and loyal friend, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of acquaintances.  He leaves a widow and a young son.  The funeral is to be held next Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Wagner
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. George Wagner died at his home on Crafton street after being sick a long time with dropsy.  He was in the 66th year of his age.  Mr. Wagner was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, in Germany, November 27, 1827.  He learned the trade of a tailor in his father’s shop, and after his father’s death he continued the business and supported his mother, although he was then but 14 years of age.  In 1851 he came to this country and located in New York city.  In November, 1852, he married Miss Frederica Schimpf, and for about six years the couple worked at piecework for tailoring establishments in the city.  In 1857 the family name to this borough, where they have resided ever since, Mr. Wagner opening a tailor-shop some years later on Crafton street.  He was a hard-working man of simple tastes, and his wife assisted him by her frugality and industry in the shop, so that they were able to rear their family and accumulate a competency.  He was a man of the strictest integrity and persevering industry, and he had no patience with those who do not cultivate the same characteristics.  He was esteemed by all who knew him.  Mr. Wagner was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service last Saturday afternoon at the family residence was conducted by Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D.  Mr. Wagner leaves a widow and three daughters--Mrs. M. A. Durif, Mrs. Robert Lorenz and Miss Rose A. Wagner.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William S. Crippen
Mr. William S. Crippen, son of Mr. Ross Crippen, of Potter Brook, was killed in the bark woods at Louck’s Mills, Potter county, on the 30th ultimo.  He was at work on the side-hill, peeling bark while some other workmen were felling a tree a short distance from him.  When the tree fell it struck the trunk of another and the top broke off and flew back upon Mr. Crippen, killing him instantly.  Crippen was married only a few months ago.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

P. A. Burdick
P. A. Burdick, the well-known temperance evangelist who lectured in this borough not long since, died at Alfred Center, NY, on the 3d instant.  Mr. Burdick went to Chicago at the opening of the fair, where he intended to remain through the exposition, but was compelled by failing health to return home.  He was a lawyer by profession, but abandoned his practice in 1876 to become a temperance advocate.  He was an easy, earnest, effective speaker possessed of a keen sense of humor and a marvelous fund of anecdote.  He was a Seventh Day Adventist and prominent in that body.  The funeral was held last Friday from his late home at Alfred Center.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Herman Wakely
Last Wednesday morning, the dead body of Mr. Herman Wakely was found hanging by the neck by a rope attached to the track over the door of the barn upon his place, about a mile from the village of Austinburg.  From appearances it was evident that Mr. Wakely had placed the noose about his neck while standing on the wagon and then jumped off.  His neck was broken and he had been dead some hours when discovered.  Mr. Wakely was 37 years of age.  He owned a good farm well stocked and was not in debt.  He had a wife and four children, the youngest child being only a few weeks old.  He was generally considered a prosperous and contented man.  He had been away on the 4th of July, and he came home about dark and started to the barn to do the chores.  His wife went to bed and fell asleep and did not discover her husband’s absence until early Wednesday morning.  Wakely had done the milking, attended to the stock, and it must have been some time after 9 o’clock that he hung himself.  Coroner A. Niles was notified of the facts, and in company with Dr. John E. Bacon he visited the place and held a post-mortem examination and an inquest.  The fact was demonstrated that Wakely died as stated above and evidently by his own act.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Samuel Lockwood
Commodore Samuel Lockwood of the United States Navy died on Wednesday at his home in Flushing, D.L.(?)  He was born in Norwalk, Conn., in 1803, and at the time of his death was the second oldest retired officer of the Navy.  (Tuesday, July 12, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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