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1895 -  Wellsboro Agitator - Obituaries

Mrs. J. G. Loveland
Mrs. J. G. Loveland, formerly Mrs. G. S. Campbell, and a resident of Mansfield, died of apoplexy at Troy, Bradford county, a few days ago at the age of 75 years.  The remains were brought to Mansfield for interment.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Jane Nobles
Mrs. Jane Nobles died at her home near the guide-board in Delmar township, last Thursday, in the 77th year of her age.  She leaves a husband, two sons and three daughters.  The funeral was held last Saturday, Rev. O. C. Hills conducting the service.  Among the large number who attended were over 30 relatives of the deceased.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Susanna Kennedy
Susanna, wife of Mr. E. A. Kennedy, of Four-mile Run, died suddenly last Wednesday, of heart disease.  Mrs. Kennedy had seemed usually well and attended to her household work until noon.  She prepared the dinner and was standing by a window reading a letter, when she complained of feeling badly and said everything seemed dark to her.  Mr. Kennedy helped her to a chair where she expired in less than five minutes.  She was 47 years of age.  Mrs. Kennedy was a consistent Christian and an exemplary member of the Methodist Church.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

N. S. Whiting
Rev. N. S. Whiting died last week Monday at his home near Covington borough, of pneumonia.  He was 77 years of age.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seward French
Mr. Seward French, a respected citizen of Covington borough, died of pneumonia last week Tuesday.  His age was 53 years.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Janet Baird Dunsmore
Mrs. Janet Baird Dunsmore, the grandmother of Andrew B. Dunsmore, Esq., of this borough, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mitchell, in Clearfield county, last Saturday, at the age of 89 years.  Mrs. Dunsmore was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and she came to this county with her husband, the late William Dunsmore, in 1852.  The family lived at Blossburg, Morris Run and Arnot for many years.  She was the mother of 13 children, 11 of whom grew to become respected citizens, and nine of whom are surviving.  Her son, John Dunsmore, died just a week previous, and her daughter, Mrs. William R. Gilmour, was killed in the fall of 1893 in a railway wreck at Jackson, Mich.  Mrs. Dunsmore was a woman of the most lovely character and she was honored not only by all her children, but by everyone who enjoyed her acquaintance.  The remains were brought to Blossburg, and yesterday they were laid beside those of her husband, who died in 1876.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Arthur H. Forsyth
Lakeview, Mich, April 2.--Dr. Arthur H. Forsyth, of this village, died March 26, 1895, of pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 40 years, 2 months and 14 days.  Dr. Forsyth was born in Farmington, Pa., January 12th, 1855.  In the spring of 1878 he entered the office of Dr. R. B. Smith, of Tioga, as his student, and remained with him until September, when he went to Buffalo, NY, and entered the medical department of the University.  He was graduated from that institution with the degree M. D., February 21, 1882.  During his senior year he was president of his class and belonged to the staff of assistants to Prof. W. H. Mason who was Professor of Physiology and Microscopial Anatomy.  Shortly after graduating he was united in marriage with Mary Blanchard, also of Farmington, and together they came to Lakeview, Michigan, where they purchased a home and the Doctor begun the practice of his profession.  The people soon recognized him as a man of marked ability and thoroughly honest and upright; and these qualities won him a host of friends.  His medical brethren regarded his opinions as worth a great deal, and his superior training made him a bright light among the profession in all the surrounding country.  The people of this village several times placed him in prominent positions; but public life was distasteful to him, and during the latter part of his life he withdrew from it.  At the time of his death he was a member of the Michigan State Medical Society and of the American Medical Association.  His funeral was held in the Congregational church in Lakeview, Friday morning, March 29th.  He leaves a widow and two young children.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Wolbert
Little Marsh, April 8.--The funeral of Mr. Samuel Wolbert took place at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. T. Walker, last Thursday.  He was an old man and was respected by all who knew him.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seymore Guild
The remains of Mr. Seymore Guild were brought here from his home at Azelta.  The funeral was held at the church on Friday at 1 o’clock p. m., and the interment was in the Beach cemetery.  (Tuesday, April 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Sanford
Senator Goebel shot and killed Banker John Sanford at Covington, Ky., last Thursday.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lord Alcester
Admiral Lord Alcester died in London a few days ago, aged 74.  He was in command of the bombardment of Alexandria.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Major Hamilton
Major Hamilton, who planned the escape from Libby prison in 1865, was murdered at Morgantown, Ky., a few days ago.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Maturin M. Ballou
Maturin M. Ballou, the well-known Boston editor, publisher and writer, died in Cairo, Egypt, a few days ago.  Mr. Ballou was born in Boston in 1820.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Andrew J. Campbell
Andrew J. Campbell, secretary of the Lexington (Ky.) Chamber of Commerce and one of the most prominent insurance men in Kentucky, was found dead the other morning on his back porch.  He had been shot just above the mouth on the right side of his face, the bullet passing through the skull immediately behind the right ear.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Orrin Blair
Mr. Orrin Blair died last evening about 5 o’clock at his home near the northwest corner of this borough.  He had been in failing health for some months, but a few days ago he seemed somewhat stronger.  He was an excellent citizen and a man of sterling integrity and high personal character.  He was for many years a faithful and devout member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and he served as a Vestryman of St. Paul’s for several terms.  He had many friends by whom he will be held in loving memory.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Harriet Losinger
Mrs. Harriet Losinger, widow of the late Frederick Losinger, died of pneumonia at her home in Minnesota on the 20th of March.  Mrs. Lydia A. Losinger, wife of Mr. Jude E. Losinger, died of paralysis at her home in the same State on the 26th ultimo.  Both women were born in Middlebury township in this county, and resided there until a few years ago, when they went West with their families.  They were both sisters-in-law of Mrs. Charles Austin, of Charleston.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Martin Clemons
Mr. Martin Clemons, a well-known farmer in Charleston township, died very suddenly at his home near Whitneyville last Monday morning.  He had been sick with the grip, but was thought to be recovering.  On Sunday he went out for a ride, and in the evening he told his family that he felt much better than he had for a long time.  About four o’clock the next morning Mrs. Clemons was awakened by hearing her husband gasp, and he expired in a few moments.  His age was about 54 years.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Philip S. Ripley
Last Sunday morning Mr. Philip S. Ripley, who was for years one of the most prominent and respected citizens of Richmond township, died at his home in Mansfield, at the age of 83 years.  On Saturday week Mr. Ripley was out at work upon his lot, when he took a heavy cold.  He was taken sick that night, and pneumonia developed and he suffered greatly during the week of his sickness; but he fully realized that the time had come for his departure from earth, and he expressed a longing for the supreme moment when his soul should take its flight.  Mr. Ripley was born near Albany, NY, March 24, 1812.  He was brought to Mainesburg with his father’s family when he was four years of age, and there he was reared.  When he became of age he bought the farm upon which he lived up to the time he moved to Mansfield, not long since.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Raab
Round Top, April 15.--Mr. George Raab, an aged and respected citizen of this place, was found dead in bed last Saturday morning.  He was apparently as well as common on retiring in the evening, except for a wakefulness which lasted until toward morning.  His death was due to old age.  Mr. Raab was born in December, 1811, and came to this place about the year 1854, establishing himself in the business of shoe-making, an occupation he followed until his age unfitted him for the work.  He adhered to the faith of the Quakers, living a quiet, upright life.  Mrs. Raab and one daughter, Mrs. Matilda Housel, survive him.  The funeral was held at the church today at 1 o’clock, the friends meeting at the house at 10 o’clock.  Rev. L. A. Davis conducted the service, and the remains were taken to Dartt Settlement for interment.  (Tuesday, April 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Bertha Weller
Bertha, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weller, died last Friday night of membranous croup.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducting the service.  (Tuesday, April 24, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

A. M. Thompson
Dr. A. M. Thompson, recently a practicing physician at Antrim, died last week Monday, of consumption, at the home of his mother at Long Island City, NY.  He was 32 years of age, and he leaves a widow and one child.  (Tuesday, April 24, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. L. P. Newell
Mr. L. P. Newell died at his home in Welsh Settlement, Charleston township, last Friday at the age of 92 years and three months.  His disease was pneumonia.  The remains were taken to Armenia, Bradford county, for interment.  (Tuesday, April 24, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Smith
Mr. John Smith, who suffered a stroke of paralysis on the 2d instant, died at his residence on Nichols street last Wednesday night.  He was a well-known resident of our borough, having lived here many years.  Mr. Smith was a native of England, having been born near London, May 31, 1823.  While still a young man he was employed as a trackman on the Great Western railway.  He emigrated to this country in 1852 and worked for a time in the Blossburg mines, then under the management of Duncan S. Magee.  He afterward worked for the Fall Brook Coal Company at Fall Brook, and in January, 1857(?), he was placed in charge of the Corning, Cowanesque and Antrim Railway tracks.  He was especially proficient in this work, being remarkable as an expert in grading.  He remained in the active service of the Company until age and increasing infirmities compelled his retirement from active work; but he remained in the pay of the Company until his death.  Mr. Smith married Esther Harkel in 1847, and they lived happily together until her death on the 5th of June, 1888.  A few years ago he visited his old home in England and returned with his niece, Miss Georgine Smith, who has since kept house for him.  In addition to Miss Smith, he leaves two surviving sisters in England and a nephew, Mr. William J. Smith, who is employed in the Fall Brook shops at Corning, NY.  Mr. Smith died, as he had for many years lived, a faithful member of the Protestant Episcopal Church.  His funeral was held in St. Paul’s church Saturday afternoon, and it was attended by many of the citizens of the borough and by a considerable number of railway men from different points on the Fall Brook Company’s roads.  (Tuesday, April 24, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George Close
Mr. George Close, who was a respected resident of Westfield borough for nearly 50 years, died on the 11th instant at the age of 71 years.  (Tuesday, April 24, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin Garrison
In Jackson, Pa., April 13, 1895, Mr. Benjamin Garrison, aged about 33 years.  (Tuesday, April 24, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James F. Wilsch
Ex-Senator James F. Wilsch, of Iowa, who died last week, served three terms in the House from the outbreak of the war, and as chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the latter part of his service took an important part in the work of reconstruction and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.  He was better known in the public life of that time than this, although his career in the higher place of Senator for 12 years ended only last month.  His successor in the Senate will be ex-Gov. Gear, who was his chief opponent in the contest for the office in 1882.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Isaac H. Pitman
Isaac H. Pitman, father of stenography, died at Bath, England, a few days ago.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Justus Temple
Hon. Justus Temple, ex-Auditor General of Pennsylvania, died suddenly at Allegheny last Thursday.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Paul Fenimore Cooper
Paul Fenimore Cooper, son of the famous novelist, who died at Albany last week Sunday night in his 72d year, in consequence of a stroke of apoplexy a few weeks ago, was a lawyer.  Born in New York, he was taken abroad by his parents while an infant and grew to be 10 years old in southern France.  Then the family returned to this country, to the novelist’s fine residence, on the borders of Otsego lake.  Paul Cooper was as quiet as his father was active in life, but he had much interest in educational matters.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Whitenack
Mr. John Whitenack, of Knoxville, was struck by an Erie train and instantly killed, just east of Corning, NY, last Friday night.  The body was not discovered until Saturday morning.  An examination showed a gash in his forehead, and the chin was crushed.  The remains were taken to Corning where an inquest was held, and the body was sent to Knoxville on Saturday evening.  Mr. Whitenack was about 50 years of age.  He leaves a widow and two sons.  He was a brother of Mrs. E. S. Pier, of Corning, and had been there for some days during the settlement of the estate of the late Frank Whitenack, his brother.  It is supposed that he desired to take a train for his home in Knoxville, and finding that he was on the wrong train, lost his life in getting off.  He carried a watch, and it was on his person when the remains were found.  It had stopped at 10:17.  A watchmaker stated that the watch had not run down, but was stopped by a jar or shock.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Melinda Bowen
Mrs. Melinda Bowen, widow of Mr. Otis Bowen, died on the 7th ultimo at Santa Cruz, Cal., at the age of 86 years.  She was a former resident of this county.  She leaves 10 children.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

J. B. Judd
Conductor J. B. Judd, who was well known on the Tioga branch of the Erie railway, died last Thursday of apoplexy, at the Seymour hotel in Blossburg.  He was 73 years of age.  His remains were taken to Ithaca, NY, for interment.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Hannah Steele
Mrs. James Steele, whose maiden name was Hannah Stanton, died last Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. Thomas C. Horton, in Delmar.  She was born in Wayne county, July 18, 1807, and she came to this county with her parents in 1823, the family settling on Pine creek.  She was married to Mr. James Steele on September 12, 1824, the wedding taking place in the old flag school-house which stood near the present church at Ansonia.  She spent most of her life in this county, and she was a most excellent woman.  Of her 10 children only three survive her.  The funeral was held at the Stony Fork Baptist church last Monday.  (Tuesday, May 1, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Davenport
Mr. John Davenport, a prominent citizen of Bath, NY, died at his residence in that village early last Sunday morning.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago while in Florida.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

D. L. Stoddard
Last Wednesday Mr. D. L. Stoddard, a well-known and very popular young citizen of Lawrenceville, died in Washington, D. C., where he had been visiting relatives for a few days.  He had been sick for about six months with disease of the kidneys, but began to feel very much encouraged about himself recently and hoped for speedy recovery.  His remains will be brought to Lawrenceville for interment.  He was a worthy member of the Odd Fellows, and that order will conduct the funeral.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Loren Rice
A few days ago Loren, the 10 year old son of Mr. Charles Rice, a farmer living near Woodhull, NY, came to his death through peculiar and distressing circumstances.  The boy attended school in the afternoon and got excused to go on an errand for his father, leaving his dinner-pail in the school-house.  When he returned, he found the building locked, and he endeavored to raise one of the windows to climb in after his pail.  Placing a block of wood against the wall, he raised the window and placed a stick under it.  As he clambered up the block fell from under his feet and at the same time the window came down upon his neck, and he was held in that position for some minutes, calling loudly for help.  He was in sight of his home, and his own father and some neighbors saw his struggles to get loose from his position, but were unable to get to him in time to save his life, and the little fellow died from strangulation.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. A. J. Gosline
At Roaring Branch, Pa., April 28, 1895, of heart disease, Mr. A. J. Gosline, aged 68 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles R. Nordstrom
Mr. Charles R. Nordstrom, died last Thursday morning of heart disease, at the home of his father, Mr. L. P. Nordstrom, on Fischler street.  He had been in failing health for more than three years.  He was born in Sweden nearly 37 years, 11 months and 10 days ago.  He came to this country about 21 years ago, and for several years he was a miner at Antrim.  He then became weigh master, which position he held for some time.  Mr. Nordstrom was a good citizen.  He was a worthy member of the Duncan Lodge of Odd Fellows.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Shaw conducting the service.  The Odd Fellows attended in a body and conducted the burial service at the Shumway-hill cemetery.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John J. McCarty
Mr. John J. McCarty, a former resident of Blossburg, died at his home in Bradford, McKean county, last week Monday, after a sickness of about two weeks with the grip.  He was 48(or 43) years of age.  He had resided in Bradford for 17 years and had held the office of Collector for the past two years.  His remains were brought to Blossburg last Wednesday for burial.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Anna Edwards Watson
Mrs. Anna Edwards Watson, formerly a resident of this county, died last Wednesday morning at the home of her sister at Dodge City, Kan., of consumption.  She was about 25 years of age, and she was a most excellent and estimable woman.  At her request, made long before her death, her grave was made beside that of her brother, Mr. Benjamin Edwards, at Larned, Kan., where he died of the same disease several years ago.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Dorsey Downs
Last Thursday evening a young man named Dorsey Downs, whose home was at Cammal, was at work in the Gossler saw-mill at Bluestone when a slab was thrown up by the saw.  In descending the slab struck the feeder-board, knocking it down on the saw.  A piece of the feeder-board was thrown by the saw with terrific force against Down’s head, fracturing the frontal bone.  The young man died at 11:30 o’clock without regaining consciousness.  Downs was 19 years of age, unmarried, and was the son of John Downs, formerly of Newberry.  Last summer the boiler of this mill blew up, killing a man and his little daughter.  (Tuesday, May 15, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Helen M. Bullard
Mrs. Helen M. Bullard died last Friday of cancer, at her home on Water street.  She had suffered from the disease a long time, but she was able to be about until two or three weeks before her death.  Mrs. Bullard was a daughter of Rankin Lewis, who started the first newspaper in this borough--the Pioneer--in 1824.  She was born 57 years ago.  She married Mr. Orlonzo Bullard about 1861, and she had been a widow for about 10 years.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s church.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Clare Driscoll
Not long since Clare, the five year old daughter of Mr. James Driscoll, of Morris Run, accidentally pushed a pin into her ear.  Several unsuccessful attempts were made to remove it, inflammation ensued, and after much suffering the child died.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Henry Dailey
Mr. Henry Dailey, the night watchman in the Elkland tannery who fell into a vat of scalding hot liquor, died from the effects of his burns last week Tuesday, after suffering for six days.  He was 28 years of age, and he leaves a widow and one child.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Wilson
Mrs. Mary Wilson died last Saturday at her home in Delmar.  She was 65 years of age. Her maiden name was Kriner.  She was a most excellent woman, a consistent member of the Methodist Church, a steadfast friend and devoted to her large family.  The funeral was held at the Dexter church yesterday, Rev. Mr. Fausey conducting the service.  The interment was in the Butler cemetery at Stony Fork.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. George A. Brewster
Mr. George A. Brewster, an aged and respected citizen of Charleston township, died last week Tuesday at his home on Hill’s creek, at the age of 86 years.  He was born in Otsego county, NY.  Four of his eight children are still living, and he leaves 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Brewster was widely known and universally respected for his uprightness and intelligence.  He was a brother of Justice A. S. Brewster, of this borough.  The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Libbie Knapp
Tioga, May 20.--Last Friday morning the people of this borough were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Miss Libbie Knapp, a young woman who was well known and respected and who previous to her death was a domestic in the family of John Brehaney.  On the preceding Sunday she was around calling on acquaintances and spent the night at Mr. C. Howell’s.  On Monday morning she was taken suddenly ill, and in the evening Dr. Brown was called, but could do nothing as she was past help, and Thursday evening she died in great agony.  From the first she maintained that she had had poison administered in some unknown way, and was sure she was going to die.  A few hours before her death she requested Mrs. Howell to read a chapter from the Bible and sing a psalm, which was done.  She then made a few requests which were to be carried out after her death.  On Friday Coroner Niles was summoned, and inpaneled the following jury:  D. C. Lewis, John Burke, Vine McAllister, J. T. Davis, Benj. Hymes, Paul Kraiss.  After viewing the body and removing the stomach, the jury adjourned until Monday, when an inquest was held at the office of the Fall Brook Coal Company.  The verdict was that Libbie Knapp came to her death by the use of poison administered either by herself or by some unknown person.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Frederick Hakes
Mrs. Frederick Hakes died at her residence at Tioga, on Wellsboro street on Saturday, May 4th.  Her funeral occurred on Monday.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John E. Gleason
Mr. John E. Gleason died last Wednesday morning, of heart-disease.  He was found dead in his chicken-coop, where he had gone to set a hen.  His funeral was held Friday afternoon.  Rev. Mr. Brundage officiated.  The remains were interred in Evergreen cemetery.  Mr. Gleason had resided in the township since 1850.  He came from Germany in 1848.  He was past 70 years of age and was a bachelor.  He leaves one sister--Mrs. Anna Hesner who kept house for him last winter--and two brothers--Peter Gleason, of Oregon; and Martin Gleason, of Wellsboro.  Mr. Gleason was quite prominent in township affairs and had held the office of Supervisor.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Elizabeth Knapp
Miss Elizabeth Knapp died very suddenly at the home of W. C. Howell, in Brooklyn, last Thursday.  The attending doctor notified the Coroner, Dr. Niles, and an inquest was held today.  The jury found that the deceased came to her death from the effects of some corrosive poison administered by herself or some other person.  Her father, William Z. Knapp, who lives on the Cowanesque, was notified of her death and was present at the funeral, which was held last Saturday.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Matilda Frost
In Rutland, Pa., May 16, 1895, Matilda, wife of Mr. Seeley Frost, aged 62 years.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. John Prethero
An Antrim, Pa., May 11, 1895, of asthma, Mr. John Prethero, aged 55 years.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Charles Tillinghast
At Millerton, Pa., May 14, 1895, Mr. Charles Tillinghast, aged 77 years.  (Tuesday, May 22, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fannie Satterley
Mrs. Fannie Satterley died last Wednesday, of consumption, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Delos Harding, in this borough.  She was 75 years of age.  The funeral was held on Friday, and the interment was made in the Butler cemetery in Delmar.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Harriet E. VanValkenburg
Last Sunday afternoon Harriet E., the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. VanValkenburg, died of membranous croup after a sickness of only two days.  She was nine years of age, and she was a child of remarkable sweetness and promise.  Her parents have the deepest sympathy of the community in their sore bereavement.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducting the service.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. I. P. Parker
Mr. I. P. (or L. P.) Parker, a well-known Brookfield farmer, died on the 20th instant of Bright’s disease, at the age of 65 years.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Benjamin F. Claus
Mr. Benjamin F. Claus died yesterday at his home near Round Top, of consumption.  He was 53 years of age.  He was born in Charleston township, and he was a prosperous farmer and a most intelligent and energetic citizen.  He had been steadily failing in health for several years.  The funeral is to be held tomorrow.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Peter Wortendyke
Mr. Peter Wortendyke died at his home in Troy, Bradford county, last Saturday morning, of stricture of the larynx.  He had recently suffered from the grip, and before he fully recovered he was taken with the throat-trouble and suffered extremely, his case being considered critical for several days before his death.  He was about 50 years of age.  Mr. Wortendyke formerly resided in this borough and later in Charleston township, near Whitneyville.  For a number of years he had been traveling agent for the firm of Humphrey Brothers & Tracy, boot and shoe manufacturers, of Towanda, and his friends frequently met him in this region.  He was an excellent citizen, intelligent, genial, whole-souled, upright and energetic.  He had the respect of all who knew him, and his death is a loss to the community in which he lived.  He leaves a widow.  The funeral was held at Troy last Monday afternoon.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rear Admiral Almy
Rear Admiral Almy died in Washington a few days ago.  (Tuesday, May 29, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Amanda Moore
Mrs. Thomas L. Moore died early last Saturday morning of paralysis, at her home on the Butte farm, she having suffered a third stroke.  Her maiden name was Amanda Avery.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducing the service.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Richard T. Davis
Mr. Richard T. Davis died last Friday morning at his home on Tioga street, of apoplexy, with which he was prostrated early Wednesday morning.  He was 52 years of age.  He was born at Pottsville.  Some years ago the family moved to this borough from Jackson.  Mr. Davis was a laborer on the railroad for several years, and afterward he found employment at lumbering.  He was a good citizen and a kind friend.  The funeral was held last Sunday, the service being conducted by Rev. J. L. Williams.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles G. Gitchell
Hon. Charles G. Gitchell, a native of Charleston township, died on the 17th ultimo at his home in Walker, Iowa.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Archibald G. Spencer
Mr. Archibald G. Spencer, a prominent Jackson farmer, died last week Tuesday at his home at Jackson Summit, after a brief sickness.  He was 51 years of age.  He was a veteran of the war, having been a member of the 107th N. Y. Vols., and he was a public-spirited, industrious and genial citizen who will be greatly missed in the community in which he lived.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. G. H. Baxter
Mrs. G. H. Baxter, widow the late Associate Justice Baxter, died at her home in Nelson last week Tuesday after being sick about two weeks.  She was a woman of the most lovely character, and she had a host of friends.  She left four daughters and one son, namely, Misses Nora and Tella Baxter, Mrs. J. E. Hazlett, Dr. C. S. Baxter and Mrs. M. F. Cass.  Nelson, June 3.---Mrs. Clara Baxter, widow of the late Judge Baxter, died last Tuesday morning, and the funeral was held Thursday morning.  She was born in Canton, Bradford county, April 28, 1832.  Her parents, Thomas and Betsey Wright Manly, came from Connecticut at an early day and settled at East Canton.  There were born to them nine daughters and two sons, Clara being the eight child.  Seven of the daughters and both the sons are still living.  The first break in the circle of children occurred only three years ago, when Mrs. Lindsley died at Canton.  All the children were brought up in the orthodox New England faith, and all have been almost lifelong Christians.  Clara Manly and George Henry Baxter were married April 25, 1850.  Mr. Baxter died May 5, 1892.  To them were born four daughters and one son--Mrs. J. E. Hazlett, of Nelson, Mrs. M. F. Cass, of Elkland, Misses Nora and Tella and Dr. C. S. Baxter, of this place.  Mrs. Baxter was a humble, intelligent, every-day Christian.  She was faithful to every duty to her God, her family, her Church and to the community in which she lived.  Three sisters were with her the last few days of her life, and one brother came to her funeral, the others being unable to come.  Rev. Hallock Armstrong spoke words of comfort from the words of Job:  “I know that may Redeemer liveth,” and then her remains were laid by the side of those of her late husband in the Baxter cemetery about two miles from Nelson.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

James Beith
At Fall Brook on Saturday evening, the 25th ultimo, James Beith, aged 87 years, got into a drunken dispute in the hotel bar-room and finally into a fight in which he sustained injuries which caused his death last Wednesday afternoon.  James Beith, John Graham and Hugh Stobbs, all good friends, were drinking beer together.  At half past eleven, says the Advertiser, the bar-keeper informed the party that he was about to close up, and they started out.  At the door Beith overheard Graham talking to Joseph Woodhouse about a vicious dog owned by Beith.  He had something to say upon the subject, and finally, when Graham threatened to shoot the dog upon provocation, hot words followed, and Beith struck Graham upon the mouth.  The men clinched and fell through the hotel window.  Graham broke away from his antagonist and Beith made another effort to assault him.  As he rushed at Graham, Graham stooped over and bunted him in the stomach with his head and threw over his shoulders, Beith falling on the porch.  Graham testified that he then grasped Beith by the throat and asked him if he had had enough.  Beith replied that he had and Graham left him.  Beith was unable to rise.  He lay where he fell for some time; and when Graham and Stobbs started for home they tried to arose him, but he could not get up.  Both men thought he was feigning.  Stobbs finally raised him up, and he and Graham took him to Dr. Kirkpatrick’s residence.  The doctor made an examination of him and decided there was no injury and that he would be all right when he got sober.  But the man grew worse and died Wednesday afternoon.  Coroner Niles was summoned, and he empaneled a jury and held an inquest last Wednesday evening.  The verdict was that James Beith, while intoxicated, was violently injured while in the act of assaulting and striking John Graham, in which act his skull was fractured, causing his death.  Beith leaves a widow and seven children, the oldest 14 years and the youngest 3 months old.  Graham came to this borough on Thursday and was willing to give himself up to the authorities; but no person appeared to make information against him, and he was not arrested.  (Tuesday, June 6, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Gordon Gilroy
Gordon, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilroy, of Morris Run, fell into a creek last week Monday, the stream being swollen by the heavy rains.  His playmates ran for assistance, but before help arrived the child was carried 50 yards down the stream and cruelly bruised by the rocks, and when taken out of the water it was found impossible to resuscitate him.  Gordon was the youngest of five sons.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Margaret Jenkins
At Morris Run, Pa., May 24, 1895, Margaret, wife of Mr. Daniel T. Jenkins, aged 45 years.  (Tuesday, June 5, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. H. E. Chamberlain
Mr. H. E. Chamberlain, an aged and greatly-esteemed citizen of Elkland, died last week Sunday after a long sickness.  His age was 69 years.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Fannie Seely
Mrs. Fannie Seely, one of the pioneers of Deerfield, died on the 1st instant, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Orrin Sherwood, near Austinburg, at the ripe old age of 75 years.  Her maiden name was Beardsley, and she was born in Sussex county, Connecticut.  She was married October 27, 1823, to Harvey Seely, who died many years ago.  She and her husband in early life located on the farm where they always lived and where she died.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Dana Buck
Rev. Daniel Dana Buck, D. D., a superannuated Methodist preacher, and a greatly-loved pastor of the Methodist Church in this borough, died last Friday afternoon at his home in Geneva, NY.  He was 84 years of age.  He was licensed to preach in the city of Rochester in 1832, and was admitted to the Geneva Conferences in September of the same year.  He spent a constitutional term in each of the following places:  Canandaigua, Elmira, Geneva, and Newark, and two full terms at Penn Yan, Wellsboro, and Rochester.  In 1869 he held a supernumerary relation to his Conference, but was pastor of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church of Detroit, Michigan.  From 1878 till 1889 he held the same relation to his Conference, and was pastor pro tem for a year of the Reformed Dutch Church, Geneva; six months of the North Presbyterian, and two months of the Baptist Church.  He was author of “Exposition of the Gospels,” “Resurrection Destinies,” “Pre-Millennium,” and a large number of able articles on various subjects.  His only son, Milton Buck, is a minister of the gospel in California.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Adelia Crippen
In Farmington, Pa., June 5, 1895, of apoplexy, Adelia, wife of George P. Crippen, aged 56 years, 11 months and 9 days.  Mrs. Crippen, whose maiden name was Brown, was born in Kirkwood, NY, June 20, 1838.  She was married to Mr. Crippen on December 7, 1861, and after her marriage she lived in Farmington, where she was identified with the best interests of the community.  She was a most devoted Christian woman, and it will be hard to fill her place in the Church and in society.  She was one of the most active members of the Methodist Church.  She leaves, besides her husband, three children--Eva and Herbert, who are at home, and A. J. Crippen, of Rochester, NY.  The funeral was held in the Methodist church on Saturday, June 8, at 2 o’clock, and was conducted by Rev. L. P. Thurston, of Tioga, assisted by Rev. Charles Weeks, of Nelson.  (Tuesday, June 12, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Frank Stewart
Last Friday night Mr. Frank Stewart, a brakeman on the Fall Brook railway, fell under a moving train near Slate Run on the Pine Creek division and was instantly killed.  His body was badly mangled and the head was severed from the trunk.  Mr. Stewart was 23 years of age.  His brother-in-law, N. K. Mitchell, was conductor of the train under which Stewart met his death.  The remains were taken to Lawrenceville on Saturday afternoon.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Joseph Growski
Last Saturday afternoon Joseph Growski, aged 12 years, and his sister Rose, aged about 20 years, were driving from their farm on East creek to Morris Run.  As they were coming down the grade near the Company’s office they reached the railroad crossing just as the passenger coach was approaching on the down grade.  Their horse saw the car and wheeled suddenly, pitching the lad and his sister out of the buggy to the track under the car-wheels, to be ground to death or maimed for life.  Joseph was instantly killed, his body being cut in two across the chest.  Miss Rose had her right arm cut off close to the shoulder.  The car was stopped as soon as possible, a physician was summoned and she was taken on board and placed in the Cottage hospital at Blossburg as soon as possible, where she received every needed attention.  We understand that Miss Growski was expecting to be married this week.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Lewis E. Parsons
Ex-Gov. Lewis E. Parsons, of Alabama, died at Talledega, on June 8th.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles H. Benedict
Charles H. Benedict, United States Consul at Cape Town, Africa, died last week.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Daniel Kirkwood
Professor Daniel Kirkwood, the veteran astronomer, died at Riverside, Cal., last week.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Senor Manuel Ruiz Zorilla
Senor Manuel Ruiz Zorilla, the noted Republican leader, died at Burgos, Spain, last week.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Robert Carlton Reid
Mrs. Robert Carlton Reid, Whitelaw Reid’s mother, died near Cedarville, Ohio, last week Sunday.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Silas S. Putman
Silas S. Putman, one of the most noted inventors of nail machines in the country, died at his home in Neponset, Mass., last week.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Evelina Downey
Mrs. Evelina Downey, who has lately died at her home in West Newbury, Mass., has the credit of having in her youth refused an offer of marriage from John Greenleaf Whittier.  They were fellow-pupils at the old Haverhill Academy in 1827, but when Miss Bray left school she married an English Baptist clergyman of Philadelphia.  She had been a widow in very moderate circumstances for some years before her death.  (Tuesday, June 19, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

John Quigley
John Quigley, the adopted son of Mr. John Quigley, of Blossburg, was instantly killed last Saturday afternoon by falling from the Arnot train in front of an engine.  His body was horribly crushed.  (Tuesday, June 26, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Charles Sherman
Charles, the 10 year old son of Mrs. Mary E. Sherman, of this borough, died last Thursday at the home of Mr. O. A. Smith, at Marshfield, from the effects of an injury caused by the kick of a horse two days before.  Charles had been living with Mr. Smith for about four years.  He was bright and faithful and loved farm work, in which he had come to be of much assistance.  Last week Tuesday he was helping Mr. Smith cultivate a field of corn.  He had been holding the horse by the bridle, and noticing something out of place in the breeching he stepped around to fix it, when the horse, startled by the sudden movement, kicked him in the abdomen.  The funeral was held last Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. Sherman, on Main street, Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D., conducting the service.  (Tuesday, June 26, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Male Nash
A few days ago the nine year old son of Mr. James Nash, of Sylvania, formerly of Sullivan township, died under peculiar circumstances, says the Troy Register.  The lad was at play, when his leg was cut by the thorn of a rose-bush branch in the hands of a companion.  After going in swimming the lad complained of feeling sick, the leg began to swell, and lockjaw and death quickly followed.  (Tuesday, June 26, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma B. Hermans
Miss Emma B., daughter of Rev. W. S. Hermans, died at her home in Homer, NY, a few days ago of inflammation of the stomach.  She was 23 years of age.  Miss Herman was taking a course of training at the House of the Good Shepherd school for nurses, at Syracuse, NY, when she was taken sick and went home the day after Easter, and she continued to fail.  She was a bright and capable young woman.  (Tuesday, June 26, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert W. Buchanan
Dr. Robert W. Buchanan, who was convicted more than two years ago of murdering his wife by poison, was executed in the State-prison at Sing Sing, NY, last Monday morning.  His case had acquired almost a National celebrity because of the scandalous misuse of the processes of the law for the purpose of delaying and if possible preventing the execution of the death sentence.  These efforts of the defendants counsel were continued to the last, and even at the instant the electric current struck the convicted man dead his too-zealous lawyers were trying to perfect an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States that should operate as a stay of execution.  The case had become a striking illustration of the possibilities of “the law’s delay.”  (Tuesday, July 3, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. H. H. Hall
Mr. H. H. Hall, a carpenter who formerly lived here, dropped dead while at work in Williamsport last Monday.  His body was brought to Tioga, where the funeral is to be held today.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Mozart M. Converse
Last Wednesday evening Mr. Mozart M. Converse died at his home on Main street in this borough of apoplexy.  He had been steadily declining in health for some years and for several weeks he had been confined to the house.  Mr. Converse was 73 years of age.  He was born at Palmer, Mass., February 15, 1822.  He learned the trade of a tailor, and he came to this borough 52 years ago last April.  He followed his trade here for a number of years and afterward engaged in the dry-goods and grocery business in partnership with Mr. Charles G. Osgood.  After the dissolution of that partnership he kept a hardware store for some time.  He retired from active business several years ago with a competency.  Mr. Converse was a shrewd business man, and his judgment of values was good.  The latter years of his life he spent in leisure, devoting some attention to the management of his farm in Charleston.  He leaves a widow and one son--Mr. Chester R. Converse.  The funeral was held last Friday afternoon at the family residence on Main street.  Rev. William Heakes conducting the service.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. William C. Kress
Mr. William C. Kress died last Wednesday night at his home on East avenue, of cancer, from which disease he had suffered for some months.  It was about a year ago that Mr. Kress began to complain of what he thought was a stomach difficulty.  Last fall he consulted a specialist in New York city and was informed that his trouble was a diseased liver.  But, as he still continued to grow worse under treatment, he consulted a local physician who advised him to go to Philadelphia for a surgical operation.  Accordingly, on the 6th of May, Mr. Kress went to Philadelphia and his case was diagnosed as cancer, but owing to his debilitated condition he was advised that a surgical operation be delayed for a time in the hope that he might regain strength for the critical ordeal.  Mr. Kress came home, but he continued to fail.  He made up his mind, however, that he would take the risk of a surgical operation, and on the 1st of June the surgeons performed it.  But the operation revealed the fact that the cancer could not be removed from the abdomen without causing death at once.  There being, therefore, no hope of saving or prolonging Mr. Kress’s life, there was nothing to do but await the onward march of a consuming disease.  He realized his condition and faced the end bravely.  William C. Kress was born in this borough 48 years ago last December.  He received a common-school education, and he entered upon his business career early in life.  He was engaged in the drug business for a time, and then he conducted the foundry and machine-shop here for a number of years. When the water-works plant was put in here he was actively employed in the management of the work, his father-in-law, Mr. William Bache, being the principal stockholder of the Company.  Mr. Kress was superintendent of the works until his death.  When Mr. Bache decided to build the Auditorium, Mr. Kress was given the direction of the work, and his excellent judgment and taste insured the borough a public hall to be proud of.  Mr. Kress married Mary, the youngest daughter of Mr. William Bache.  She survives him, with two daughters and one son.  The funeral was held at the family residence on East avenue last Saturday afternoon, when Rev. William Heakes read the burial service of the Episcopal Church.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. James Estep
Mr. James Estep, of Antrim, died last week Monday of blood-poisoning, the result of a gash cut in his foot about two weeks ago while he was at work in the woods.  The funeral was conducted last Thursday by the Lodge of Knights of Pythias.  (Tuesday, July 3, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Emma Fox
Miss Emma Fox died at her home in Albany, NY, on the 3d instant, of consumption.  She was a daughter of Col. William F. Fox, who resided at Arnot some 15 years ago, he being paymaster there.  Miss Fox was 25 years of age.  She was a niece of Alfred J. Shattuck, Esq., of this borough.  She was a bright, well-educated and interesting young woman.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Samuel Longwell
Mr. Samuel Longwell, an old and well-known citizen of Sullivan township, died last week Sunday night.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Burdett Harrison
Mr. Burdett Harrison, one of the Commissioners of Potter county, died at Coudersport last Saturday.  Mr. Harrison was a very popular man in his county, and was on his second term as Commissioner.  He formerly lived at Mills.  He was a cousin of Mr. A. L. Ensworth, of this borough, who went to Coudersport to attend the funeral yesterday.  (Tuesday, July 10, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Rear-Admiral Curtis
Rear-Admiral Curtis of the British Navy, died last week.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Thomas Henry Huxley
Prof. Thomas Henry Huxley died in England on June 20th, aged 70 years.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Catherine O’Leary
Mrs. Catherine O’Leary, whose cow caused the great Chicago fire in 1871, is dead.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Harlow S. Orton
Harlow S. Orton, Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, died suddenly on July 3th, in Madison.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Albert Blackman
Albert Blackman, at Ramireno, Tex., let his sweetheart hang him as a test of his love, and his death resulted.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Madame Carvalho Miolan
Madame Carvalho Miolan, the soprano who created the part of Marguerite in “The Huguenots,” died on Wednesday at Dieppe.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Robert Strong
Robert Strong, who hanged Guitean, died in Washington on June 30th, aged 80 years.  He had been an official of the District jail nearly 30 years, and during that period hanged 18 criminals.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Frederick La Fontaine
Frederick La Fontaine, 63 years old, who said he was descended from the famous fable writer, and his wife, who was 20 years younger, committed suicide in New York a few nights ago by asphyxiation.  He was a traveling salesman, and said he couldn’t stand the life.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rhoda Smith
Rhoda, wife of Joshua Smith, was found dead in bed Thursday morning.  The funeral was held on Friday at the West Jackson church, Rev. Mr. Sherer of Pine City, NY, officiating.  Mrs. Smith, whose maiden name was Friends was born in Lawrence township about 70 years ago, and she had lived in Jackson more than 50 years.  She leaves a husband and a large family to mourn her loss.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Richard Pritchard
Mr. Richard Pritchard, a well-known and respected citizen of Blossburg, died on the 4th instant at the age of 48 years.  For the past 19 years he had supervised the machinery in the tannery of Messrs. Hoyt Brothers, in that borough, and he had held numerous local offices.  Mr. Pritchard was a prominent Odd Fellow.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. J. Lewis Whittet
Mrs. J. Lewis Whittet died last Saturday morning at her home in Buffalo, NY, of consumption.  The funeral was held at Elmira, NY, yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Whittet resided in this borough several years ago.  She was a daughter of Mr. Charles G. Fairman, one of the founders of the Elmira Advertiser and a well-known editor in southern New York.  Her life illustrated the noblest characteristics of womanhood.  She married Mr. Whittet in 1880, and he survives her with an invalid son who requires constant care.  Mrs. Whittet was a cousin of Mrs. S. F. Channell, of this borough.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Leroy Farr
Mr. Leroy Farr, a well-known resident of Tioga, died on the 6th instant of asthma complicated with disease of the kidneys.  He was 42 years of age.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Griffin Bailey
Mr. Griffin Bailey died at his home in Richmond last week Tuesday night, of pneumonia, at the age of 58 years.  Mr. Bailey was one of the prominent and successful farmers of Richmond township.  He was a hard-working, upright citizen, whose death will be greatly mourned.  He leaves a widow and three sons--Frederick, Eugene and Adelbert Bailey.  The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church in Mansfield.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Edward Briggs
Last Wednesday morning Mr. Edward Briggs, of Middlebury, died under peculiar circumstances.  He arose early and went to the barn.  His son followed him some time after and found his father lying upon the hay.  He supposed the old man was asleep and tried to arouse him, when he discovered that he was dead.  Mr. J. L. Beers was called, and he pronounced it a case of suicide, there being evidence that Mr. Briggs had taken a quantity of carbolic acid.  It is stated that Mr. Briggs had several times expressed a desire to die.  A correspondent gives us another version of the case, stating the facts substantially as above, but asserting that Mr. Briggs died of heart-disease and that it was not a case of suicide.  The writer says Mr. Briggs had been in poor health for two years, and his physician had told him he had heart-disease and was liable to die suddenly.  Mr. Briggs belonged to one of the oldest and most respected families in Middlebury.  His father settled on the farm now owned by Mr. A. B(or D). A. Briggs, the youngest son in the family of 10 children.  Mr. Edward Briggs was esteemed as an honorable man and rated as a model farmer.  He leaves a widow and one son, Perry, and one daughter, Mrs. Roy French, of Elmira, NY.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Isaac M. Hurd
Marshfield, July 15.--Mr. Isaac M. Hurd, while engaged in new-silling a barn about two months ago, was so severely injured by some portion of it falling on him that he died last Friday.  He was a brother of Dr. J. T. Hurd, of Galeton, and Rev. Andrew Hurd, of Somers Lane.  He was a man of strict integrity and honor.  He was 43 years old and unmarried.  His mortal remains were buried from the Free Baptist church yesterday, Rev. Mr. Stratton officiating.  A large concourse of people gathered from miles around to attend the funeral service.  (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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