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ALDERMAN Ray J. Alderman
Rock Stream – Ray J. Alderman, 67, of Rock Stream died Monday, Oct. 5, 1981 in Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. He was a retired engineer for the Watkins Salt Co. Survivors are two sons, Thomas Alderman of Penn Yan and David Alderman of Corning; five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Jane) Hayes of Corning, Carol Sherman and Mrs. Gerhard (Mary Schmidt, both of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Robert (Jennie) Hall of Dundee and Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) Oliveri of Corning; two brothers, Clarence Alderman of Cahokia, Ill. And Furman Alderman of Hudson, Fla. And two sisters, Fredia Landers of Portville, NY and Mrs. Gilbert (Flora) Hillerman of Reading Center. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 pm in the Pennington Funeral Home, Dundee, Rev. Richard Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in Rock Stream Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church or the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct 6, 1981 Pg. 13
BAIRD H. Louise (Noonie) Reynolds of Stanford CT, widow of the late Truman B. Reynolds, died Friday, June 12. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Troy, PA and lived in Towanda until she started school. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Estella VROMAN Baird. Mrs. Reynolds taught school in Norwalk for a long time and in 1935 became closely associated with her late husband in founding the Buton and Reynolds Funeral Home. She was a Connecticut licensed funeral director. During World War II, Mrs. Reynolds had served as an air raid warden at the South St. Post. She received her teaher's certifcate from Mansfeld Teacher's College, Mansfield, PA. At the time of her death she was chairman of the Board of Buton and Reynolds Funeral Home; a very active member of the First United Methodist Church and women's groups within the church, especially the Healing Prayer and Bible Study Group. At the time of her death she was also a member of the Board of Senior Services of Stamford and program chariman of the over Sixty Club of that group. She is survived by a son, John Baird Reynolds, of Stamford CT; a granddaughter, Dohna Jane Reynolds, a student at the University of Masschusetts; a grandson, John Scott Reynolds a student at the University of New Hampshire,; a granddaughter, Lisa Ann Ryneolds of Amherst, MA and a granddaughter, Leslie Joan Reynolds of Amherst. Funeral services were held in Stamford, CT. Interment was at Becks Hill Cemetery, Lewisboro, NY. RHW. Towanda Daily Review, June, 1981.
BAYLEY, Henry Edward – Pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsboro Died Monday Afternoon. Rev. Henry Edward Bayley, aged 56 years, died at his home in Wellsboro Monday afternoon, May 26, at 4:15 o’clock, from the effects of a blood clot on the brain. He had been in failing health for the past two months and on Thursday returned from Atlantic City, where he had been under the care of specialists for several weeks. Mr. Bayley had made a host of friends since coming to Wellsboro in October, 1917. He not only was loved by the members of his church and congregation, but by all who knew him. The record of Mr. Bayley’s life work and sterling character speaks for itself. Henry E. Bayley was born in Chichester, England, March 16, 1863, and graduated from Victoria University, Toronto, Canada, winning two degrees, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity, being the gold medal winner for the latter degree. He entered the ministry in Canada and preached there for about five years before coming into the Genesee Conference, holding pastorates at Millville, Niagara Falls, Port Allegany, Portville, Brockport, Central Park, Buffalo, North Tonawanda and Wellsboro. He was a member of Monroe Lodge, F. & A. M., of Brockport, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, nee Ida Nott, whom he married in 1891, and one daughter, Lois, who has just completed her course in the Sergeant School in Boston. Their son died in infancy. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the church, Rev. Dr. Rogers, District Superintendent, of the Corning District, Genesee Conference, will officiate. The remains will be taken to-morrow to Portville, N.Y., for interment. Wellsboro Agitator, 28 May 1919.
BENJAMIN Clara G. Kinner
Word has been received of the death of Clara G. Kinner, age 50, of Hazelhurst, PA a former resident of Powell. Mrs. Kinner was born March 14, 1932 in Monroeton Township, the daughter of Frank and Jennie JOHNSON Benjamin. Mrs. Kinner's mother died March 8, 1981. Her father also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eagles Auxilary, the VFW of Smethport., PA and the Aamerican Legion of Smethport. Mrs. Kinner is survived by her husband, Harry Kinner; four daughters, Marie Vogel of Powell, Irene Wright of Powell, Bonnie and Karen at home; five sons, Ricky, Thomas, Richard, Russell and Michael; six sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Nellie) Wellsof Towanda, Mrs. Cedric (Alice) Northrup of Monroeton, Mrs Boyce (Marion) of Monroeton RD 1, Mrs. James (Helen) Waldorf of Meshoppen RD 2, Mrs. Carson (Thelma) Packard of Gillett RD 2, and Nettie Bennett of Towanda, eight brothers, Frank Benjamin of Towanda RD 4, Burton Benjamin of Rome RD 1, Leonard Benjamin of Towanda RD 4, Walter Benjamin of Towanda RD 4, Charles Benjamin of Towanda RD 4, Kenneth Benjamin of RD 1 Rome, Burton Benjamin Jr. of Sugar Run. A daughter Harriet, preceded her in death. Also surviving are four grandchilden. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon. Reva Howard Wagner, niece of Clara Kinner. Towanda Daily Review, Thursday April 23, 1981.
BIXGY, Myra F. Pease – Mrs. Myra F. Pease, aged 30 years, died Friday night at her home in Corning after a two years’ illness of tuberculosis. She removed to Corning from Sylvania, Pa., shortly after her marriage, eleven years ago, to Myrl Pease, then of Mansfield. Besides her husband she leaves two children; Mildred, nine years, and Leland, four years; her mother, Mrs. Rosetta Bixgy, of Sylvania; three sisters, Mrs. Isaac Hillfinger, of Sylvania; Mrs. Ernest Campling and Mrs. Ernest Bedell, both of Rochester, and four brothers, Olin, Linneus and Thomas, of Sylvania and Gilbert of Alpine. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Rev. L.R. Williamson, pastor of the North Baptist church, officiating; burial in Hope cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.
BLANCHARD, Francis R. – Former Tioga County Man Met Death March 4 – Dr. Francis R. Blanchard, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Tioga county, met almost instant death about 4 p.m. on March 4, when he stepped through an open elevator door at the Harriet Chapman Hospital and fell to the basement, a distance of about 12 feet, striking on his head, his skull being fractured. He lived only a few minutes after being picked up and for just an instant recognized friends present. The Eaton rapids Review says “Dr. Blanchard was one of our most prominent, progressive and influential citizens, and one of the most successful and skilled physicians and surgeons in the state. He had resided here for the past five years, coming here from Lakeview where he had practiced for 21 years. As a surgeon he was unusually successful and had an enviable reputation throughout the state. About six months ago Dr. Blanchard, in combination with Dr. C.A. Stimson and Mrs. Harriet Chapman Brunk, a graduate nurse of extensive experience, undertook the erection and operation of what is now known as the Harriet Chapman hospital, one of the most up-to-date and efficient institutions of its kind to be found in a small city. Drs Blanchard and Stimson both had offices at the hospital and Dr. Stimson was the first to reach Dr. Blanchard after the accident. Deceased had lived here only five years, but had won the hearts of the entire community and his untimely death is mourned by hundreds of friends throughout the state. Dr. Blanchard was 55 years of age and was born in Farmington, Tioga county, Pa. He and his two brothers went to Dakota in 1885, where they remained for some years. Later Dr. Blanchard returned to Michigan and studied medicine with his brother-in-law, Dr. Forsythe, at Lakeview, after which he attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1891. After graduating he returned to Tioga county, Pa. and practiced medicine at Tioga for one year, returned to Lakeview, Mich., where he entered partnership with Dr. Forsythe, and continued for 21 years. His wife died in Sept., 1917. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Forsythe, and three brothers, Chester H. and Oliver B. of Pennsylvania, and Charles of Pittsfield, Mass. Another short article from the same paper, same date: News has been received by relatives here of the death, March 4, in Eaton Rapids, Mich., of Dr. F.R. Blanchard, formerly of Tioga, from the effects of a fall down an elevator shaft in a hospital where he was one of the surgeons. Some years ago he was a very successful and popular physician practicing in this place (Tioga Argus) Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.
BROWN, Doris – Miss Doris Brown, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Brown, died at the home of her parents in Galeton April 17. She was born at Leetonia, Pa., September 3, 1904, and removed to Galeton with her parents in 1908. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Brown, and one brother, Arden. The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. J.R. Adams officiating. Wellsboro Agitator, 30 April 1919.
BUCKLEY Lucy Alba – Mrs. Lucy Alba, aged 86 years, one of the oldest residents of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Knoxville, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Vincent Pomar, on March 3. She is survived by two sons, Fred Alba, of St. Augustine, George Alba, of Jacksonville, also one brother and several nephews. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 March 1919
BURKE Mrs. Murial Estelle Burke of Wyalusing and Sayre died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Friday Jan. 21, 1981 after a short illness. She was born May 4, 1912 on Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late Henry and Any Francis Burke. She operated an electronics business in New York City prior to her moving to this area several years ago. Surviving are one son, Douglas Burke, of New York City and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Braden of Alabama and Mrs. Mary Kramer of Sayre. Friends will be be received at the Alteri Funeral Home, Sayre, Monday Jan. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. William Wells, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. RHW. Towanda Daily Review Jan. 26, 1981.
CHASE, Stephen P. – Stephen P. Chase died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.C. Bennett, in Little Valley, N.Y., on May 3. He was born Nov. 29, 1840, in New Bedford, Mass. And came to Pennsylvania in 1854, settling at Brookfield, Tioga county, where he lived until 1909, when he moved to Canisteo, N.Y., where he had since made his home. He was among the first to answer the call for volunteers and enlisted in Co. H., 86th N.Y. Vols. He was enrolled as a private and was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant and Color Bearer and was honorably discharged Jan. 27, 1865. He is survived by his wife and six children, Charles W. Chase, of Filmon, N.Y.; Mrs. Albert Baller, of Filmore, N.Y.; Mrs. P.B. King, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. D.C. Bennett, of Little Valley, N.Y.; Mrs. J.M. Dudley, of Canisteo, N.Y.; Mrs. Victor Northup, of Westfield, Pa.; fourteen grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Butler of Harrison Valley and Mrs. Tom Howard of Canisteo, N.Y. Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919.
CLARK, Justice B. – Justice B. Clark died at his home in Mansfield Wednesday evening, June 11, at 6:20 p.m., after a short illness. Mr. Clark suffered from heart and lung trouble, but seemed to be improving rapidly up to the time he died. He had just passed his 87th year. Justice B. Clark was born near Mansfield, June 5, 1832. He enlisted in the Federal Army at the age of 29 years, in October, 1861, and was mustered into the army at Harrisburg for the period of three years, in Co. B, 101st Regiment, Penna. Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in the left shoulder in the battle of Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862; promoted to corporal and sergeant and honorably discharged December 31, 1863. He re-enlisted January 1, 1864. At the siege of Plymouth, N.C., he was captured with most of his regiment Apr8il 17, 1864, and sent to Andersonville, Ga., where he was held a prisoner for about nine months. Rejoined his regiment and was promoted to second lieutenant, and assigned for duty to Roanoke Island, N.C. Honorably discharged June 25, 1865, at New Bern, N.C. by reason of the close of the war. Mr. Clark is survived by one son, Lee E. and grandchildren Basil L. and Harland L.; also one brother, Morris Clark, and one sister, Nancy Middaugh, who resides in San Francisco. – Advertiser. Wellsboro Agitator, 25 June 1919.
CLOOS Hugh Dee Cloos
57, of 177 Monroe Drive, Lexington, N.C. died Thursday, July 12,1984, at Lexington Memorial Hospital after a seven month illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Gee Cloos; his father, of Wellsboro; a son, Michael Cloos of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Mary Cloos and Maureen Cloos, both at home; two brothers, Victor Cloos of Wellsboro, and Hartley Cloos of Garden Springs, Fla. and two sisters, Mrs. Stuart Robbins of Westfield, and Mrs. Beverly Short of Tioga. He was born Aug. 17,1926, in Middlebury Center, to Dee and Beulah Davies Cloos. He was a retired service supervisor for Ingersoll-Rand Company and a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Calling hours were Friday, July 13, from 7-9 p.m. at the Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, with a prayer service conducted at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church with ,the Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiating. Interment was in the Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Wellsboro Gazette – July 18, 1984
CRANS, J. Edward – J. Edward Crans, of Cadillac, Michigan, died May 11, 1919, after a few days illness. He was born in Wellsboro in 1850, and was the oldest son of O.V. and Jane Kimball Crans. Mr. Crans will be remembered by a few of the older citizens by the name of “Ned” and was a great favorite among his boyhood friends. From the age of two years he was partially blind, and could not enjoy the school privileges of his companions, but was always ready to assist them, especially in arithmetic and history, as the loss of sight gave him a wonderful memory and his friends were very kind in reading to him. He never seemed to forget anything that had been read or told to him. For a number of years he was employed by the Cadillac Lumber Co. From an injury to one of his knees, he had to have a piece of bone removed so for the past 35 years he had been obliged to walk with crutches. Mr. Crans is survived by his wife and two daughters in Michigan, a stepdaughter in Newvill, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. E. L. Fenton, of Laurel, Montana. He was buried at Cadillac, the I.O.O.F. lodge of that city having charge of the burial service. Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919.
CROSBY, William H. – William H. Crosby died March 31 at his home in Homer township, Potter county, after a short illness of neuralgia of the heart. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in the Grange hall at Inez; interment in the cemetery at Inez. The deceased was born in Home township on the same farm on which he died and was the son of Abel and Mary Crosby. He was 68 years of age and is survived by one son, Herbert, with whom he made his home. Mrs. Crosby died four years ago. He is survived by three grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters, A.H. Crosby, of Odin; Fred Crosby, of Emporium; Mrs. Jessie Hall and Eugene, of Oregon; Mrs. Lydia Quimby, of Elmira, and Mrs. O.A. Kilbourne, of Wellsboro. Wellsboro Agitator, 9 April 1919.
DARBY, ? Hoffman – Mrs. Walter Hoffman of Hillsgrove, Pa., died at the Blossburg hospital last Wednesday evening following an operation. She is survived by her husband, three daughters; Mrs. Mark Harrison, Millie and Elda, of Hillsgrove; and three sons Carter and Sumner, of Hillsgrove, and Graydon, in France. The funeral was held at the home of her brother, G.E. Darby, in Blossburg, at eight o’clock Friday morning, Rev. George A. Stott of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in Williamsport. Wellsboro Agitator, 30 April 1919.
DEITRICK Philip R. Deitrick
Milton, Pa. – Philip Robert Deitrick, 58, of Lynchburg, Va., formerly of Presho, NY, died Thursday, June 21, 1984 in Lynchburg General Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Milton April 5, 1926, son of Grover and Nina Strassner Deitrick. In 1952 he married Jacqueline Young, who survives. He was a 1944 graduate of Milton High School and an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines. He was a machinist at American Car and Foundry of Milton; a supervisor at Ingersoll-Rand Co., Painted Post for more than 16 years; and a supervisor at Limitroque Inc. of Lynchburg, Va., for the past six years. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Terry Deitrick of Beaver Dams, NY; two daughters, Debbie Nivison of Michigan and Christine Griffin of Madison Heights, VA; three brothers, Harry Deitrick of Milton RD2, George Deitrick of Corning, and Charles Deitrick of Elkins City, MD; four sisters, Flora Winder of Milton RD2, Anna Rovenolt of York, Nancy Kline of Painted Post and Mary Hill of Allentown, and six grandchildren. Calling hours will be Sunday, 7-9 p.m. at the Herbert E. Barr Funeral Home, Watsontown. Services will be there Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Twin Hill Memorial Park, Muncy. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Corning Leader - Saturday, June 23, 1984 Pg. 8A
DEWEY Mr. Burt Dewey [SRGP 7050]
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. Burt Dewey, of Cherry Flats, was out hunting with a companion on the hills not far from his home. The young men sat down to rest, and when Dewey started to rise his shotgun was accidentally discharged. The muzzle was close to his right arm, and the limb was literally torn to shreds just below the elbow. Dewey’s companion took off his vest and wrapped it about the injured arm and then started off for assistance. Had a ligature been made tight enough to stop the flow of blood, Dewey would probably have survived; but when assistance arrived he was very weak for the loss of blood. He was taken home and several physicians were called. A consultation was held, and it was decided that the amputation of the arm was necessary, although there were grave misgivings about the result of the operation, owing to Mr. Dewey’s weak condition. He did not survive the shock, but died on Thursday morning. Dewey was 32 years of age. He leaves a widow and four children, the two youngest being twins, 10 months old. The funeral was held at the State Road Baptist church last Saturday. (Tuesday, October 21, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
DIMMICK Esther J Marsh
Mrs. Floyd A. Marsh, of Elkland, R R 1, died Feb. 24 of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and four children. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G.N. White, pastor of the Baptist church of Borden, officiating; burial at Addison. Wellsboro Agitator 5 March 1919
DORSON, George – George Dorson, an employee at the Proctor Ellison & Co. tannery at Elkland, died at the home of Adelbert Smith in that borough June 1, after a short illness with bronchial pneumonia, aged 41 years. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Borden Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment in the Borden cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 11 June 1919.
DORSON, George – George Dorson, an employe at the Proctor, Ellison & Co. tannery at Elkland, died at the home of Adelbert Smith June 1, of pneumonia. He was 42 years old and unmarried. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Sherman Frazier, of Tuscarora; Mrs. Harry Brown, of Osceola; Ambrose Dorson, of Elkland, and Adelbert Dorson, of Borden. Wellsboro Agitator, 18 June 1919.
DREISBACH, Monroe A. – Monroe A. Dreisbach died at Duluth, Minnesota from a shock on February 25 at the home of his son, Carl Dreisbach. Deceased was 67 years old and he was a resident of Westfield for 14 years. He was a member of Jemison Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Westfield, and a member of the Rodgersville Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, of South Dansville, N.Y. Mr. Dreisbach was a graduate of Mount Union College of Alliance, Ohio, and received the degrees of A.B. and LL.D. In his young manhood he practiced law in Nevada and was District Attorney of Carson City, Nevada. He was affected by a sunstroke that undermined his health to such an extent that he was obliged to quit the practice of law and he devoted the remaining years of his life to agricultural pursuits. He was a man of broad education and was familiar with six different languages besides history and science. He was an active Odd Fellow and had many warm friends in that order as well as throughout the town. He is survived by one son with whom he was living at the time of his death. He also has twelve grandchildren. Free Press. Wellsboro Agitator 5 March 1919.
ENGLISH, Harold – Harold English, who died of tuberculosis in France, February 8, was born at Stonyfork, Pa., June 10, 1897, and came to Chehalis, Wash. at the age of 14 years, says the Lewis county Advocate. He was among the first of the boys to volunteer from this section, enlisting in the aviation corps. He left home April 6, 1917, and went to Vancouver, then to Kelly Field, Texas. From there he was sent to Fort Omaha, Nebraska, then to Morrison, V., and sailed from Newport News with the 15th Balloon Division, Air Service, for France. His first active service was in the St. Mihiel sector, but he was soon sent to the sector in front of Metz, where he remained until the signing of the armistice. The last letter received from him was written December 19, when he was at a French port awaiting debarkation. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee English, he is survived by four sisters: Mrs. Henry Brown, of Chehalis; Mrs. John O’Brien, of Smethport, Pa.; Mrs. Floyd Hoyt, of Centralia; Mrs. J.E. Fiscus, of Chehalis, and two brothers, Leon and Glen English. He was a nephew of Cassius and Elmer Ford, of Delmar, and Mrs. C.W. Fuller of Charleston. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.
FISH, William T. – William T. Fish, a former resident of Tioga, died at the home of his daughter in Rochester, N.Y., May 28. The funeral was held in Salamanca, N.Y., May 30, and interment was in the same city. Mr. Fish was born in Tioga 83 years ago next August. Upon reaching his majority he went to Salamanca, N.Y., where he engaged in business. He continued in this business until he retired about three years ago and went to Rochester to live with his daughter. He is survived by a brother, Charles S. Fish, of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. C. C. Hooker, of Troy, besides sons and daughters. Wellsboro Agitator, 11 June 1919.
FISH, William T. – William T. Fish, a former resident of Tioga, died at the home of his daughter in Rochester, May 28. Mr. Fish was born in Tioga 83 years ago next August. Upon reaching his majority he went to Salamanca, where he engaged in business until he retired about three years ago and went to Rochester to live with his daughter. He is survived by a brother, Charles S. Fish of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. C. C. Hooker, of Troy, besides sons and daughters. Wellsboro Agitator, 18 June 1919.
GODFREY, ? – Mrs. L.A. Gilbert, for many years a resident of Mansfield, died Feb. 2 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest P. Inscho, formerly of Tioga, in Birmingham, Ala., of pneumonia, following influenza. She was a sister of Simeon A. Godfrey, years ago a well know cigar marker of Tioga – Argus. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 Feb 1919.
GARRITSON Helen C. Button, 87, of Springville RD 1 passed awy April 15, 1981 at the Bloomsburg Hospital, bloomsburg, PA following a long illness. She was born in Springville July 2, 1893, daughter of the late Henry and Rosetta BROOKS Gerritson. She was a member of the Lynn United Methodist Church. Her husband, Walter E. Button died in 1958. She is survived by three sons, Wayne of Binghamton, Walter of Springville RD 2 and Jay of Corydon, KY; three daughters, Mrs Clifton Palmer of Binghamton, Mrs Irene Conrad of Laceyville and Mrs. Shirley Davis of Athens; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral HOme, 73 W Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Edwin A. Simmons, pastor of the Lynn United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lynn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. RHW Towanda Daily Review, April 16, 1981.
GRIDLEY, Clara Etta Chadderdon – Mrs. C.E. Chadderdon, a highly respected woman of Sistersville, West Virginia, died suddenly at her home at 4:30 o’clock Sunday morning, April 18. She had been in poor health for several months, but her condition was not considered serious, and death was unexpected. Mrs. Chadderdon was in her 57th year. Her maiden name was Clara Etta Gridley, and she was born in Wellsboro, Pa. She had been a resident of Sistersville more than twenty years. Mrs. Chadderdon is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters – Mrs. Ralph Boice, of Newport News, Va., Miss Bertha, at home, Earl, who recently returned from military service, and Louis, of Drumright, Okla. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church. Wellsboro Agitator, 28 May 1919.
GUILES, Quinn – Quinn Gulles died at his home near this place Sunday night, aged 66 years. He had been employed by the N.Y.C. Railroad for many years and a few years ago was retired on a pension. He is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Thurza Tremaine. Wellsboro Agitator, 9 April 1919.
GUILD, Laverne – Laverne Guild, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Guild, of Osceola, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Slade, March 11, aged six weeks. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.
HAMM Marilyn Hamm Weds Hagy
Marilyn E. Hamm and Jeffrey R. Hagy were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 19, 1981 in the First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. The bride was given in marriage at the double ring candlelight ceremony by her father. Officiating was the Rev. William Findlay and the Rev. Walter Wainwright. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Hamm Jr. of 305 Dodge Ave. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Hagy of 5 Fox Lane, Painted Post. Maid of honor was Debra Pesoll of Corning. Bridesmaids wer Carol Flook of Painted Post and Carol Hamm of Corning, both the bride’s sisters, and Annette Hagy and Mary Ellen Hagy, both sisters of the bridegroom and of Painted Post. Best man was Jay Carroll of Newtown Square, Pa. Ushers were Randy Dann of Corning and Eric Young of Painted Post. A reception was held at the Corning Hilton Inn. The bride is a graduate of East High School, Corning Community College and Syracuse University. She is a computer programmer employed by Computer Task Group, Syracuse. The bridegroom is a graduate of West High School, CCC and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. He is employed as a teacher in the Corning School District. They reside in Corning. Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1981
HANWELL, Henry – Henry Hanwell, brother of Geo Hanwell, of Blossburg, died at his home in Bozeman, Mont. on April 26. The remains were brought to Blossburg for interment. He was born in Blossburg on February 1, 1849 and lived there until 15 years ago, when he moved to Bozeman and made his home with his son, Thomas Hanwell. Mr. Hanwell married Sarah Farrer, who preceded him in death some years ago. Besides the son and brother, Mr. Hanwell is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Robert Eggar of Bozeman, Mont., and Mrs. Sara Fritz, of Hope, Kans. Wellsboro Agitator, 14 May 1919.
HOLLANDS, William – William Hollands, aged 72 years, died unexpectedly Sunday night at his home in Hornell, N.Y. He was superintendent of the Hollands warehouse and one of the city’s most prominent citizens. Mr. Hollands is survived by a brother, Stephen of Hornell, six sons, Henry, Leon and Walter, of Hornell, Merle of Buffalo, Howard of Niagara Falls, and Charles of Detroit, one daughter, Mrs. George Alderman of Philadelphia. Mr. Hollands formerly resided in Mansfield. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1919.
HOWE Richard A. Howe
Ulysses, Pa. – Richard A. Howe, 58, of 24 College Ave., Mansfield, formerly of Ulysses, bank executive and father of a Lindley, NY woman, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1981 at his home. He was born in Whitesville Jan. 7, 1923, the son of Louis and Harriett Bassett Howe. He married Jean Buck Feb. 5, 1943 in Ulysses. Howe was president of the First Citizen’s National Bank and served at the bank’s headquarters in Mansfield. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and moderator of the Mansfield First Baptist Church, a member of Mansfield Kiwanis Club, Lewisville Masonic Lodge, Coudersport Consistory, past chairman of Group 4 of the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association, Mansfield Men’s Club and active in many other civic activities. Surviving are his wife, Jean; four daughters, Mrs. Enoch (Margery) Bell of Springfield, Va., Mrs. Steven (Joanne) Teich of Audobon, N.J., Mrs. Michail (Carolyn) Barrett of Binghamton and Mrs. Daniel (Laurie) Corbett of Lindley, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Olin (Ruth) LaMonte of Canaseraga. Friends may call today 7-9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses and Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon in the Mansfield First Baptist church. Services will be there at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial donations to a charity of their choice. Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct 6, 1981
JOHNSON Fred J. Johnson, 98, of Troy RD 3, formerly of Towanda Township died Saturday afternoon January 24, 1981 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born August 12, 1882 in Towanda the son of Fred and Kathryn VANDERPOOL Johnson. Mr. Johnson worked as a carpenter for many years enjoying woodworking. In earlier years he spent as much time as possible in the Tip Top Mountain area hunting and fishing. He is survivied by two daughters, Mrs. Lelah Perham of Towanda RD 2; Mrs. George (Betty) Little of Eagles Mere; five sons; Fred G. of Miami, Fla., Harry A. of Longwood, Fla., Donald M. of Kissimimee, Fla., Joseph E. of Texas, Dallas J. of Michigan; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, several neices, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda with Bishop DeVon Griffiths of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints officiating. RHW Towanda Daily Review, Jan. 1981. Note: Ashes were taken and spread by Lelah Perham. Also on this site, book 8 page 28 is the birth of James Johnson (brother to Fred), on 8/12/1889, Bradford County Records.
JOHNSON Irvin W. Johnson
74, of Old Whiskey Road, died at the Ann Marie Medical Care Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Memory Gardens, Langly, with Rev. Victor L. Cheek officiating. Mr. Johnson was a native of Monroeton, PA, and lived in New Ellenton for 28 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Survivors include his wife, Ida VINCENT Johnson; a daughter, Mrs. Billy (Patricia) Blackmon, New Ellenton, two brothers Jesse Johnson of Middlebury Center, PA and Tim Johnson of Knoxsville, PA; and two sisters, Alma Benjamin, Athens, PA and Marion Graham, Pontiac, Mich. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 335 Park Ave., S.W. Aiken, 29801. The family will receive friends at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, Aiken, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Reva Howard Wagner great neice to Irvin. Irvin died March, 1987. The Augusta Chronicle. He was the son of Irvin Sr. and Eva VANDERPOOL Johnson.
JONES, Sarah C. LeBaron – Mrs. Sarah C. LeBaron……….., died at her home in Corning April 6. She was born ………. She had made her home in Corning for the past 14 years. Mrs. LeBaron is survived by five daughters: Mrs. W.H. Karslake, of Elmira, Mrs. F.L. Thurston, Mrs. Clarence P. Keyes, Mrs. Harvey Kirkendall, of Corning, and Miss Margaret LeBaron, at home; also by six sons, Edwin, Orson, John, Richard, Benjamin and Adelbert, all of Corning; by three brothers, John e. Jones, of Patton, Pa., Thomas C. Jones, of Arnot, Pa., and Richard Jones, of Corning, and by two sisters, Mrs. Jonas Yym, of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. A.J. Smith, of Corning. Wellsboro Agitator, 16 April 1919.
Wellsboro Agitator - November 1, 1905
Daniel Jordan, aged 73, died at the County home on Saturday evening. He was a former resident of Clymer township.
LANGFORD, Willard – Former Wellsboro Boy Died in Brooklyn Hospital April 22. Friends in Montrose were deeply saddened Tuesday morning, April 22, when they heard of the death of Willard Langford, son of Rev. and Mrs. C.G. Langford, which occurred in Kingston Avenue hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., at about 10:30 that morning, says the Montrose Republican. “Willard was a popular young man, beloved by scores of friends for his genial ways and courteous bearing. When the submarine warfare was sending ships to the bottom daily, and before the United States entered the war, he enlisted in the navy and for some time was on merchant vessels, being a member of a gun crew placed on ships to protect the vessels. He saw considerable service and a number of encounters with undersea boats, and rose to the position of boatswain, first class. “During the winter he was stricken with influenza, pneumonia developed, and since that time he had been sturdily fighting for his life. Less than two weeks ago a rib became infected and it was necessary to remove a portion of it. He withstood the operation well, but his weakened condition as a result of his long illness, could not withstand the added strain. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Miss Virginia Langford, and a half-brother, Edwin Wilfong. The body was brought to his home Wednesday morning, and the funeral will be held from the Baptist church, of which his father is pastor, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. It is expected that a body of returned soldiers and sailors will act as an escort to the burial plot in Montrose cemetery.” Rev. Mr. Langford and family formerly resided in Wellsboro, where he was pastor of the First Baptist church. Judge Channell received a telegram last Wednesday announcing Willard’s death. Wellsboro Agitator, 30 April 1919.
LOWREY, Julia Sweet – Julia, wife of Charles D. Sweet, of Mansfield, died in the Blossburg hospital at 5 o’clock last week Tuesday evening, following an operation. She was 51 years old and was born in Tioga. The funeral was held Friday, Father Kelley officiating; burial in Corning. Wellsboro Agitator, 28 May 1919.
LUNDELL, Albert A. – Mr. and Mrs. John Lundell, of Jamestown, N.Y., formerly of this vicinity, have received a communication from Chaplain C.E. Ireland, of the 164th Infantry, giving further information of the death of their son, Private Albert A. Lundell, who died a few weeks after his arrival in France. Private Lundell left for camp last September and died of pneumonia on October 31. The letter follows: American E.R., December 1, 1918. After an illness of about one month your son, Albert A. Lundell, 7th Co., Camp Lee, A.A.R.D., passed to the great beyond at 10 a.m. October 21, 1918. Cause of death, pneumonia. He was admitted for treatment at American Camp hospital No. 26, Noyers, France, on September 30, 1918. Everything possible was done by careful doctors and nurses to save his life. But a more possible force had the case in hands, thus your son like a hero answered the final call. Your son was buried in American cemetery, Noyers, Loir et Cher, with full military honors November 1, 1918. I had charge of the funeral service and saw your son’s body lowered into the grave under the old flag, which he served well. Your son is one of the thousands who have given their lives in this great war. In dying they still live and ever shall live in the coming World Freedom. “These dead shall not have died in vain.” With every good wish to you as your bear life’s burdens, I am yours for a World Freedom and a Brotherhood of Nations, C.E. Ireland, Chaplain, 164th Infantry, A.P.O. 727. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 March 1919
MANCONE Margaret J. Pangallo, 65, of 113, S. Higgins Ave., Sayre, died Friday Jan. 23, 1981 at the Skilled Nursing Home, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born on July 4, 1915, the daughter of the late John and Santa RANCIONE Mancone. Mrs. Pangalla was a life-long resident of Sayre and was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, the Athens American Legion Auxilliary Post 246, VFW Skiff-Bower Post 1536, HOnest Horse Thieves and the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Alfonso Pangallo at home; one sister, Mrs. Florence Cabucci of Sayre, four nephews; John Cabucci of Towanda, Andrew Mancone of Sayre, John Cabucci of Towanda, Andrew Mancone of Sayre and John Mancone of Sayre; six nieces, Mrs. Leo (edith) Brennan of Sayre, Mrs. Ann Dennes of Sayre, Mrs. Mary Mustico of Sayre, Mrs. Karen Colton of Sayre Mrs. Helen Dadona of Waverly and Yolanda Roasi of Binghamton; several grand great nieces and nephews and several great-grand nieces and nephews. Rest is unreadable. RHW Jan 26, 1981 Towanda Daily Review.
McCULLOCH, George - While sitting at the dinner table of a friend near Mainesburg last week Monday Mr. George McCulloch was taken suddenly sick. He was taken home, but he grew rapidly worse and died the following day. He leaves a widow and two young children. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1
McDANIEL Lyle L. McDaniel
Marine Gunnery Sgt., son of William L. and Gertrude L. McDaniel of 602 Oak St., Canisteo, has re-enlisted in the Marine Corps for four years. He is serving at Camp Pendleton, Calif. A graduate of Arkport Central School, he joined the Marines in July 10 1969. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
MITCHELL, Thomas S. – One more civil war veteran has answered the last “roll call”. Thomas S. Mitchell, born at Tioga, Pa., June 13, 1845, son of the late W.K. and Jane E. Mitchell, died at Waverly, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1919. He had been failing for some time, was stricken with apoplexy Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. and passed peacefully away at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A Brief service was held at the home Monday evening, attended by many loving friends and ministering neighbors, Rev. J.E. Miles, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating, Tuesday a.m. the remains were taken to Tioga, Pa., for burial. Mr. Mitchell was at the front in Virginia in 1863 and upon his return home, enlisted in February, 1864, in Co. E., 11th Regt., Pa. Cav., Kautz Div., 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, where he was in active service until he received an honorable discharge in June, 1865. He married Francelia Cady Sept. 1, 1867, who survives him; also one brothers, S.W. Mitchell of Hornell; and six sisters, Mrs. J.E. Faulkner, of Waverly; Mrs. C.L. Thomas, of Sayre; Mrs. J.H. Miller, of Brooklyn , N.Y.; Mrs. C.K. Rose of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. W.C. Edwards, of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Chas. Schuster of Long Beach, Cal. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.
NAVLE, Margaret Collins – Mrs. Charles Collins, aged 45 years, of Corning, died June 13, after an illness of several months. She was born in Wellsboro, her maiden name being Margaret Navle. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, also by two sisters – Mrs. George Brown, of Binghamton, N.Y., and Miss Henrietta Navle, of Wellsboro, and two brothers, Dennis W. Navle, of Wellsboro, and Howard Navle, of Dundee, N.Y. Wellsboro Agitator, 25 June 1919.
NOBLE Charles F Noble
Bath- Charles F. Noble, 81, of Bath RD 1, an active civic worker and well known Mason, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1980 in Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1899 in Bath, the son of Henry and Bessie Presho Noble. He married Hilda Warren Nov. 12, 1920 in Bath. She predeceased him. He was a retired Ingersoll-Rand Co., employee, a member and past master of Steuben County Lodge 112, F&AM, and in October received his 50-year service award from that lodge. He was a member of Chapter 95 Mason Council, Corning Consistory, Binghamton Shriners and was a 60-year member of the Bath Grange. He was also a member of the Bath Presbyterian Church and a Grand Lodge representative to Arizona with the F&AM. Surviving are: a son, Edward W. of Bath; two daughters, Mrs. John (Charlotte) Drake and Mrs. George (Clara) Kavulok, both of Bath; one brother, John S. of Bath; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Seager John Funeral Home in Bath today 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be there Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Blair officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. A Masonic memorial service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers friends who wish may make memorial donations the Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund in Bath or the building fund at the Bath Masonic Cathedral. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
O’BRIEN Douglas G. O’Brien
Bath – Services were conducted this week for Douglas G. O’Brien 65, of the Bath VA Medical Center. He died Monday, June 18, 1984, at the Buffalo VA Hospital. He was born July 6, 1918, son of Theodore E. and Florence Gifford O’Brien. He was an U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II, after which he taught in government service in Japan for five years. He was a director of public relations at Corning Glass Center from 1955 to 1967 and has been a resident at the Bath VA Center since then. He attended State University College at Brockport and Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. Survivors include two sons, Douglas G. O’Brien Jr. of New York City and Alexander M. O’Brien of Ithaca; one brother, John R. O’Brien of Arlington, Va., and one sister, Natalie Copeland of Corning. Burial was in Bath National Cemetery. A memorial service will be conducted in Bath at the convenience of the family. Corning Leader - Saturday, June 23, 1984 Pg. 8A
O’CONNELL, William, - William O’Connell, aged 25 years, of Antrim, died April 14 in a Newark, N.J. hospital, where he had been confined for a week suffering from pneumonia. Mr. O’Connell was studying for the priesthood. His brother Timothy O’Connell, of Corning, was with him at the time of his death. Mr. O’Connell had been attending the San Friscan (sic) Monastery at Paterson, N.J. Deceased leaving besides his brother in Corning, his father, Timothy O’Connell, of Antrim, and the two other brothers, Neil and James and three sisters, of Antrim, Pa. Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1919. 510
O’CONNELL, William – Brother John Joseph of the Franciscan Order, of Patterson, N.J., formerly Wm. O’Connell, of Antrim, died April 14 at St. Michael’s hospital, of pneumonia following influenza. He was a bright and promising young man and esteemed by a host of friends who sincerely regret his early demise. His Master was pleased with his sacrifice and called him early to his reward. He was 25 years old and would have been ordained a priest of the Franciscan Order in a short time. The community extends its sympathy to the bereaved family, who have suffered a double loss – their mother having died five months ago. Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1919.
OSBORN, R.L. – Ross L. Osborn, cashier and ticket agent in the general passenger offices of the Pacific Steamship Co., in Seattle, Washington, died at his home in that city Feb. 24. He was born in Delmar, Tioga county, April 1, 1888, the son of the late Albert and Amanda Palmer Osborn. His father was a veteran of the civil war and Ross entered the Soldier’s Orphan School at Harford when he was ten years of age and was afterwards transferred to the S.O.I.S. at Scotland, where he graduated in 1905 and soon after took a position as a telegraph operator and ticket agent for the Cumberland Valley Railway Company. He filled this position for a number of years and then went west, where he was employed by several companies, finally reaching Victoria, B.C. where he became affiliated with the Pacific Steamship Company. His efficiency and integrity soon won him a high place among the officers of the company and he was advanced from ticket agent to traveling passenger agent and then to the office he held at the time of his death. He was a cheerful and pleasing disposition and he won friends wherever he went and it is said that no man engaged in transportation was more widely known, or whose prospects for the future were more bright. He was prominent in the Masonic order, being a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge, F. & A.M., of Harrisburg, and also a member of B.P.O.E. of Port Angeles, Wash. On Dec. 6, 1917, Mr. Osborn married Miss Jean Paterson, of Victoria, B.C., who, with an infant son survives him. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Frank B. Osborn, of Gafney, Pa.; Fred Osborn, of Spokane, Washington; Ira Ray Osborn, of Victoria, B.C.; Otis Osborn, of Canon City, Colorado; Lida M. Osborn, of Wellsboro; Eva, wife of Charles Webb, of Elmira, and Harriet, wife of Charles Burton of Tiadaghton. Wellsboro Agitator 19 March 1919.
PACIOREK Lawrence R. Paciorek
Marine Staff Sgt., whose wife, Denise, is the daughter of George and Jerry Hatch of Addison, has departed on a deployment on Okinawa. He is a member of the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron based at the Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station, Tustin, Calif. A 1972 graduate of Elmira Free Academy, he joined the Marines in May of 1973. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
Funeral services for Clifford Park were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Suftin's Funeral Chapel , Nichols, with the Rev. William Watson, pastor of Nichols First United Methodist Church, presiding. Burial was in Nichols Cemetery. Pallbears were; Charles SCHRECK, Lewis WALKER, Tom ATCHISON, Charles ATCHISON and Roger PARK. A fellowship dinner for family and friends followed at the Nichols First United Methodist Church. Sixty Masons and 15 past District Deputies from the Nichols lodge and outlying areas attended calling hours Wednesday. RHW. April 24, 1981 Towanda Daily Review.
PECK Thomas M. Peck
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Treet of Horseheads, has completed recruit training at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ. He is a 1980 graduate of Southside High School in Elmira. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
PERKINS, Reuben – The people of Ulysses were shocked Friday morning to hear of the sudden death of Reuben Perkins, son of W. B. Perkins. He was on his way home from Salamanca where he had been visiting for some time, and expected to spend Memorial day at Ulysses. The report is that he was crowded over an embankment by another car and instantly killed. There was not a mark on his body but when picked up it was found that his neck was broken. He is survived by his father and several brothers and sisters. Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919
PHILLIPS, Earl – Earl Phillips was instantly killed at McElhattan a few days ago, his head being blown off by the explosion of acetylene gas in a tank on which he was working. Phillips, who was about 27 years of age, was engaged with William Elliott in repairing the large tank which supplies gas to illuminate the McElhattan Methodist church. The lighting system had not been working properly. According to Elliott’s story, Phillips, wishing to examine the interior of the tank, struck a match and held it in the opening. There was a terrific explosion. Elliott was thrown twenty feet away and badly bruised. When he got to his feet he found that his companion had met a horrible death. Mrs. Phillips, who is left a widow by this terrible accident, is a former teacher in the Galeton High School. She will be remembered as Miss Marie Chatam. – Leader-Dispatch. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.
PRICE, Abel Fitzwater – Dr. Abel Fitzwater Price, Admiral Dewey’s fleet surgeon at the battle of Manila Bay, died March 22 in a hospital in Springfield, Mass., aged 71. Dr. Price was born in Lawrenceville, Pa., and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania medical school in 1868, being appointed assistant surgeon in the navy in the same year. He was president of the naval examining board from 1904 to 1909. Since his retirement from the navy he had lived at Sandwich, Mass. His widow, who was Miss Clara L. Wallaston, of Philadelphia, survives him. Wellsboro Agitator, 2 April 1919.
PUTNAMS - Putmans Wed For 50 Years
Prattsburg – Mr. and Mrs. Harold Putnam of 50 ½ Main St., Prattsburg RD2, were honored Saturday on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary. A family dinner was held at Sorge’s Restaurant in Corning and was hosted by their sons, John of Prattsburg and Arthur of Bath and their daughters-in-law. Putnam and the former Frances Coryell were married Nov. 1, 1930 in the home of the bride’s parents in Pulteney. The couple was attended by Howard and Edith Donley of Prattsburg and Florida. The couple has owned and operated farms most of their life, located at West Hill and Bath Road. They owned the Prattsburg Telephone Co. from 1943 to 1946. He retired from the Prattsburg Creamery in 1972 after 12 years of service. Both Mr. and Mrs. Putnam are members of the Prattsburg Presbyterian Church. He is a 50-year member of the Prattsburg Masonic Lodge and she is a 50-year member of Bennett Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Prattsburg Ladies Forum. The couple has seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980 Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
RATHBONE, Mary Miller – Died, at Mansfield on the morning of March 13. Mary I. Miller. Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Clarendon Rathbone of Blossburg. She was born in Lawrenceville April 20, 1842, and came with her family when a child to Blossburg, their household goods being the first freight carried over the Tioga Railroad. She was married November 24, 1864 to John H. Miller of La??? where her early married life was spent, moving later to Blossburg and finally to Mansfield after her husband’s death, where she made her home with her children. She is survived by two sons, Willard C. Miller of Mansfield and Elmer R. of Pittsburgh, and one daughter, Eugenia M. Russell of Mansfield; also two grand-children: Edward C. Russell of Washington, D.C. and Clifford M. Miller of Pittsburgh; one brother, Joseph Wilson Rathbone of Lima, Ohio and a sister, Lydia N. Cady of Des Moines, Iowa – Advertiser Wellsboro Agitator, 26 March, 1919.
ROBB – Casner J. Robb, 85, of Tioga died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1959. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survived by cousins Chester Green of Mansfield and Lewis J. Green of Sanford, FL. Funeral at the Thomas Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John H.P. Strome officiating. Burial at Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, GA. – Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959
RODGERS, Mary Pratt – Mrs. Mary Rodgers Pratt, aged 67 years, formerly of Wellsboro, widow of the late Jared Pratt of Corning, died at her home in Corning, June 14, after an illness of several months. She resided in Wellsboro with her sister, the late Mrs. R.B. Webb for many years. In October, 1885, she was married to Jared Pratt of Corning. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Louise B. Pratt, of Corning, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah R. Payne, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro. Wellsboro Agitator, 25 June 1919.
ROUSE, Sara Delphine – Sarah Delphine Rouse died on Sunday, April 6, in Buffalo, N.Y. of bronchial pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. She was born in Wellsboro, August 24, 1846, daughter of Joseph and Jane (Griffin) Rouse. Her father was a well-known architect and builder here half a century ago, having built the William Bache house, the Chester Robinson residence, the John J. Robinson home and the old Presbyterian church. Della, as she was familiarly known, attended school in Charleston in her childhood. Her mother died before the civil war, and from that time on she had the responsibility of looking after her brother and two younger sisters and the home. At the age of 14 she entered the Wellsboro Academy and later the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N.Y. At the age of 15 she passed her examination and taught the Dean school in Delmar and later at Stonyfork. She was preceptress of the Wellsboro Academy when William A. Stone was principal. She also taught in Lycoming county and soon after the civil war she went to Titusville, where she taught in the high school for several years, thence to Franklin and after a time to Buffalo. She was preceptress in the Allegany College for two years and in 1889-1900 she taught in the Wellsboro High School. Returning to Buffalo, Miss Rouse took up tutoring and the care and teaching of defectives and was remarkably successful. For the last four years she kept house and cared for her invalid brother, Charles, and his son, her brother’s wife having died. Last September her brother died, but she continued to keep the home for the son. Miss Rouse was for years an intimate friend of Miss Ida M. Tarbell, who attained great prominence as a writer. Miss Route was a woman of fine character and brilliant attainments and is held in loving memory by her many friends here. Wellsboro Agitator, 16 April 1919.
SHERIDAN, James – James Sheridan, aged 69 years, a highly respected resident of Morris Run, died at his home in that place on May 26. He was born in County Morrihan, Ireland, and came to this country, locating at Dushore, at the age of 19 years. In 1875, he married Miss Isabella Slavin. Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. P.E. McDonald, of Scranton, Margaret and Kathryn of Elmira; Elizabeth, John, James and Joseph, of Morris Run. Wellsboro Agitator, 18 June 1919.
SLEEPER Viva L. VanGorder, 82, of 85 Hill St., Hornell, NY, died early Wednesday morning at Bethesda Hospital in N. Hornell, NY. She was born in Warren Center on JUne 22, 1898, the daughter of Silas and Anneta PATTON Sleeper. She was the widow of Claude VanGorder who predeceased her March 7, 1977. She has been a resident of Hornell since 1941 and was a member of the Park United Methodist Church and a member of the Ladies Society of Brotherhood of Locomotive Gireman and Engineers. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jean Travis with whom she made her home in Hornell; a brother, Charles Sleeper of Warren Center; a sister Masie Darling of Warren Center; a grandson, a granddaughter and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A son Richard VanGorder predeceased his mother in 1980. Funeral services will be held from the Stufin Funeral Chapel, in Nichols, NY on Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be held in the Nichols Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral chapel. RHW. Towanda Daily Review June 4, 1981.
SPENCER Mabel Dennison
Wellsboro Agitator - June 22, 1921
Little Marsh Locals - Mr. and Mrs. Allie Strawn attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Mabel Spencer Dennison in Buffalo, Thursday. Mrs. Dennison was a daughter of Alvin Spencer and was born in Chatham Township in 1863. She is survived by two sons. The funeral was conducted at her home by the Rebeccas and at the cemetery by the Daughters of America. (Note: Listed as Mabel Dennis on the 1880 census)
STOWELL, Henry – Lawrenceville, May 5 – Henry Stowell died at the home of his son, Claude U. Stowell, in Corning, Sunday night, after a long illness. Mr. Stowell’s former home was for many years at Lindley, but he was so closely associated with the people here that he will be greatly missed. He was a member of the Lawrenceville I.O.O.F. He was about 67 years old and acted as justice of the peace at Lindley several years. Wellsboro Agitator, 7 May 1919.
STOWELL, R.H. – Richard H. Stowell, for many years one of the best known residents of the town of Lindley, died Sunday morning at 3:10 o’clock at the home of his son, former District Attorney Claude V. Stowell, in Corning, after an illness of Bright’s disease and complication of diseases. Mr. Stowell was 65 years of age. He was born in Bainbridge, N.Y., July 17, 1853, the youngest son of Richard S. and Almira Vinton Stowell. When a youth of 15 he removed with his father from Bainbridge to Lindley, where his father settled on what is known as “the Harrower farm”. At the death of his father, Henry Stowell came into possession of this farm. Mr. Stowell was for many years one of the best known and foremost citizens of the town of Lindley. He served as justice of the peace for over 30 years and held this office at the time of his death. He had served in this office consecutively since 1888 with the exception of a period of four years when he was out of office. Mr. Stowell was a director of the Patron’s Fire Relief Association, a member of the Lawrenceville lodge of Odd Fellows, of Corning Tent of the Maccabees and of the Lindley Grange. He enjoyed the esteem and friendship of all who knew him. Mr. Stowell married on December 25, 1879, Alice Harris, of Lindley, who survives him with the following children: Claude V. Stowell, of Corning; Burt H. Stowell, of New Brunswick, N.J.; Mrs. John H. Sandmeyer, of Fairport, N.Y.; Richard H. Stowell, of Lindley, and Miss Ethyl Stowell, a nurse at the Corning hospital. One sister, Mrs. A.B. Young, of Norwich, N.Y. also survives him. A brother, Marcus Stowell, also a prominent resident of Lindley, died some months ago. Wellsboro Agitator, 7 May 1919.
SWAN, Henry – Henry Swan died suddenly Sunday afternoon at the home of Charles Palmer. He had been working for Mr. Palmer and Sunday shortly after dinner he was taken very ill. Dr. Frisbie was immediately called but he was dead within a few minutes after being taken sick. Mr. Swan was an aged man and a cripple. We understand he has children near Addison. Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919.
SWINGLE Frederick Swingle Sr., 92, died recently at Greenbrook Manor Nursing Home in Greenbrook, NJ. Born in Burlington, PA, he lived in Mayonne and moved to Mountainside in 1954. He owned and operated Swingle Variety Stores, a chain of 33 stores, located in NJ and Pennsylvania, until his retirement in 1939. Prior to owning his own stores, he managed for F.W. Woolworth, G.C. Murphy and J.J. Newberry stores. He was educated at Girard College in Philadelphia. His wife Florence FUNK Swingle died in 1854. Also preceding him in death were brothers and sisters, Eva Campbell and David Swingle of Burlington and Clint of Sayre, Robert and Ernest of New Jersey, Henry and John W. of Towanda; also, a son Dallas. Surviving are two sons, Joseph W. of Westfield and Frederick J. Jr. of Mountainside; a daughter, Mrs. Robert J. Bunsa of Basking Ridge; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mountainside, followed by interment in St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia. The Donley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., was in charge of arrangements. RHW. Towanda Daily Review June 3, 1981
TIFFANY Jennie Smith – This community (Millerton) was greatly shocked Saturday by the news of the death in Elmira of Jennie Tiffany Smith, wife of Lewis Smith, who moved to Elmira from his place a few months ago. She is survived by her husband and daughter, her mother and a brother, of Laceyville, of which place she was a native and where the remains will be taken for burial. She came here and taught in the High School two years and had many friends here. She was married three years ago and resided here until a few months ago. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.
TIFFANY, Jennie Smith – Mrs. Louis L. Smith died in Elmira March 8, of pneumonia, aged 27 years. Mrs. Jennie Tiffany Smith was born at Laceyville, Pa., August 21, 1890. She was a graduate of the Mansfield State Normal School, class of 1913, and afterwards taught at Millerton, where she was married to L.L. Smith in 1916. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Mary, aged two years; her mother, Mrs. Lydia Tiffany, of Laceyville, Pa.; a brother, John, of the same place. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March, 1919.
SEELY, William G. – William G. Seely, aged 65 years, died at the Corning hospital March 4, at 11:45 a.m. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Seely had lived on a farm in the town of Erwin, N.Y., for the past five years, removing to that place from Middlebury, Pa. His only survivor is a brother, H.G. Seely, of Centerville, N.Y. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. Thomas H. Derrick, pastor of the First Congregational church officiating; interment in Hope cemetery, Corning. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.
SEELYE, Charles H. – Lawrenceville, March 10. Charles H. Seelye died at his home Sunday, of heart disease. He had been to the morning church service and had nearly reached the door of his home when he fell, and lived only a few moments after being taken into the house. Mr. Seelye was the oldest son of William and Katherine Gregory Seelye, being born on the old Seelye homestead near this village, 78 years ago last July, and always lived in this vicinity. He was a strong prohibitionist and upright in his ways, a member of the Presbyterian church and of the I.O.O.F. lodge. He is survived by his wife, Julia Rockwell Seelye, by one son, L.G. Seelye, of Mansfield, and two daughters, Mrs. L.W. Inman and Mrs. Alfred Brown, both of this place. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church, Rev. D.LO. Pitts officiating. The family have the sympathy of their many friends.
SOPER, Lloyd – Lloyd Soper, aged 65 years, who was born in Jackson township, Tioga county, died at 11 p.m. last Friday, at the County Home. Wellsboro Agitator, 7 May 1919.
SPEAR Henry Spear
A graveside service will be held Thursday for Henry Spear, 75, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., formerly of Corning, who died Nov. 2, 1980 in Wuesthoss Memorial Hospital, Rockledge, Fla. He was born in Antrim, Pa., the son of Henry and Anna Ketchum Spear. He was married to Frances Chowning, who died in February 1980. Spear was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Corning Moose Lodge and the Corning Elks Lodge. He was a former member of the Indian Hills Golf Club and was a retired employee of Corning Packaging Co. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Joseph a. Smith and Mrs. LeRoy Abbott, both of Painted Post and Mrs. Ondree Rockwell of Corning; three brothers, Irven of Coopers Plains, Raymond and Edward, both of Painted Post; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The graveside service Thursday will be at 1:30 p.m. in Coopers Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Harvin, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating. Arrangements locally are by the A.W. Beilby and Son Funeral Home. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
New Parents - A son, Michael Thomas, was born Oct. 28, 1980 in Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira to Thomas and Rhonda Anderson of 235 Strathmore Place. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Blencowe of 212 Onondaga St. and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson of 416 Victory Hwy., Painted Post. The infant is the couple’s first child. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
TRAVIS H. Gordon Travis
Corning – Harold Gordon Travis, 57, RD 3, Hornby, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 22, 1984 at Corning Hospital. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carpenter’s Funeral Home and are incomplete. Corning Leader - Saturday, June 23, 1984 Pg. 8A
TUBBS Catherine E. Nutt – Mrs. George D. Nutt died May 23 at her home in Williamsport, of pneumonia. She was the widow of the late Dr. George D. Nutt, a noted surgeon, and was born in Lawrenceville, 67 years ago. She is survived by a son, Dr. John B. Nutt, who early in May returned from two years’ service with the American and British armies in France, and a daughter, Mrs. S. V. Brown. Mrs. Nutt was a member of the First Baptist church and was active in church work. She also was a member of the board of managers of the Training Home for Girls, and took much interest in that institution. Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919.
VAN DUSEN, Harry – Harry VanDusen, aged 45 years, died Wednesday morning at his home at Browns Crossing, N.Y., after having been ill since Christmas with a complication of diseases. Until he was taken ill he had been employed as a motorman on the Corning and Painted Post street railway, having come to Brown’s Crossing from Caton to reside about a year and a half ago. Mr. VanDusen is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Lena Finch of Lawrenceville and by four children: Alfred I. at Brown’s Crossing, Charles H., Bessie May and Harry L., all at home. Wellsboro Agitator, 16 April 1919.
VINCENT Ida V. Johnson
New Ellenton...Mrs Ida V. Johnson, 77, of Old Whiskey Road, died Friday, August 11, 1995 in Augusta. Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens, Langly, with the Rev Brancie Stevens officiating. Mrs. Johnson a native of Elkland, PA, had lived in New Ellenton, for 33 years. She was a member of the Cornish Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Ladies Suday School class, a member of the Eastern Star, and Ladies Auxilliary of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. Blackmon, Frogmore; a brother, Maurice Vincent, Galeton, PA; a sister, Lillian Hilton, of Winter Park, FL; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m today at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta. Reva Howard Wagner. The Augusta Chronicle. She was the wife of Irvin W. Johnson. She was a in the 1936 class of Elkland High School.
WANDS Charles E. Wands
67 of 129 Morrow Ave., died Sunday, Oct 4, 1981 in Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Stika; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Diane) Houston of Horseheads and Donna Wands of Virginia Beach, VA; a son, Charles Wands Jr., of Utica; nine grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held there at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct 6, 1981 Pg. 13
WARD, Fred – Fred Ward, aged 64 years, son of the late Frank Ward, of Bath, N.Y., was found dead in a hammock last Thursday morning by Mrs. Ward. He was a member of the staff of the Gould & Nowlen store and enjoyed wide popularity in Bath, where he had spent most of his life. He was a resident of Wellsboro previous to removing to Bath. Mr. Ward is survived by his widow, who was formerly Genevieve Quirk, and one son, George. He was employed at the Roberts hardware store in Wellsboro for several years, removing to Bath upwards of 20 years ago. Wellsboro Agitator, 25 June 1919.
WARREN, Mary Horton – Mrs. Isaac Horton, whose home prior to 15 years ago was in Corning, where her husband conducted a grocery store, died last week Tuesday at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira, of uremic poisoning. The family formerly lived in Lawrenceville and then removed to Corning. From Corning the family removed to Tyrone for a time. Mr. Horton conducted the hotel at Lake Lamoka. Some years later they removed to a farm near Elmira. Mrs. Horton’s maiden name was Mary Warren. Besides her husband, Mrs. Horton leaves two daughters, Gertrude and Mildred, and two sisters, Mrs. F.C. Weaver and Mrs. Jennie McCumber, both of Elmira. Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919.
WOOD Charles L Wood
A Mass will be held Oct. 11 in St. John the Baptist Church, Elmira for Charles L. (Rusty) Wood, 56 of Glendale, Ariz., who died Sept. 16, 1981 at his home. He was a former employee of Elm Chevrolet, Elmira. He was a veteran of WW II and a longtime member of the New York National Guard. Survivors are his wife Maureen; three duahgters, Vicki Wood of Montour Falls, Mrs. Lee (Gracemarie) Embick of Phoenix, Ariz. And Mrs. James (Carra) Stone of Hammondsport; a son, Charles Wood Jr., stationed at the naval base in Groton, Conn.; three step-sons, Michael Williams, Jeffery Williams, and David Dapp, all of Arizona; his mother, Cleo Wood Rhode; three brothers, Robert Wood of Daggett, PA., Kenneth Wood of Millport and Louis Wood of Horseheads; a sister, Doris Lilley of Pine Valley; six grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins. Burial is in Glendale National Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz. Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct 6, 1981 Pg. 13
? Mrs. Ephraim Case died at her home near Sylvania a few days ago. She was 81 years old and had for a long time been in failing health and metal decline. A few days before her death she was found by her family lying upon the floor with her hip broken. A physician was called, who fixed up the fracture as best he could and went away. When he called the next day he made the discovery that her arm was broken also, which fact had been overlooked the day before, owing to her stupefied condition. She is supposed to have had a paralytic shock. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1
? Hannah DeBarth – Lawrenceville, May 12. Mrs. Hannah DeBarth, aged 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Stage, on Thursday. Three weeks ago she fell and fractured her hip. Mrs. DeBarth was born in Germany and came to America in 1860. The next year she married John W. DeBarth, of Philadelphia. Since the death of her husband in 1911 she had made her home with her two daughters, Mrs. F.J. Sweeney, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Everett Stage, of this place. She was a member of the Lutheran church. The remains were taken to Philadelphia for burial on Saturday. Wellsboro Agitator, 14 May 1919.
? Mary M. Johnson
Funeral services will be held Thursday for Mary Milliken Johnson of 912 Hoffman St., Elmira, mother of a Corning woman, who died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1980 in Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira. She was married to Marvin E. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Elmira and was a member of St. Patrick’s Ladies Club, the Ladies of Charity and St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are: her husband, Marvin; a daughter, Mrs. Carmen (Antoinette) Miller of Corning; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Sandore of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held there Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira. In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial contributions to the Heart Fund. Corning Leader - Wednesday, Nov 5, 1980
? Mary Kizer – Mrs. Mary Kizer, aged 59 years, formerly of Knoxville, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m., at the Tioga County Home. One son, Floyd Romaine, of Elmira, survives her. The remains will be taken to Lindley, N.Y., for interment. Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919.
? Ella D. Mitchell – Mrs. Ella D. Mitchell, wife of Lyman S. Mitchell, died suddenly Monday morning, March 3, at her home in Tioga, of a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mildred, three brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C.W. Blount officiating. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.
? Sue Saltsman
Bath – Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for Sue A. Saltsman, former area resident. She died Sept. 24, 1981 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rev. G. Calvon Sheasley of Dansville will officiate at the committal in Grove Cemetery here. Corning Leader - Tuesday, Oct 6, 1981 Pg. 15
? Mrs. Eliza A. Wheeler, widow of the late R.W. Wheeler, died at her home in Delmar last Monday morning. She was in her sixtieth year. The funeral is to be held today. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1 510