Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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BAUMAN - PACKARD, LINNIA M., Linnia M. Packard, 92, of Gillett, RD2, died May 23, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born February 1, 1895 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of David and Amelia Boehm Bauman. She was a member of the Judson Hill Methodist Church. She is survived by sons, Robert Packard and Stanley Packard, both of Gillett, RD2; daughters, Mrs. James (Louise) Woodward of Sayre, Mrs. Ray (Loretta) Trzepkowski of Gillett RD2; sisters, Ernestine Spencer of Horseheads, NY and Lillian Mercurio of Rochester, NY; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Theodore C. Packard; daughters, Dorothy Hudson and Mary Wench and son, Theodore Packard. Funeral services were held May 27 (10 AM) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. James Crupi officiating and burial to be in Judson Hill Cemetery. (TGR May 28,1987)
BOLTON - Mrs. Martha Gillford, the wife of Whiting Gillford of Wells township, hung herself with a quantity of yarn on Saturday morning last. She was a very estimable lady, of about 55 years, & a member of the Methodists church in the town. In the morning she complained of a feeling of pain in her head, & did not rise, & take breakfast with the rest of the family, but got up about 8 o’clock, & then took breakfast, & after that went to an old building standing near the house, & committed the rash act. No cause is assigned, but it was probably a case of temporary insanity. - Judson Hill Cemetery (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, September 21, 1871).
MRS. JULIA A. C. AYERS
Mrs. Julia Ann Collins Ayers, 104, died this morning at 11 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Jennings at Daggett, Pa. She was a native of New Jersey and had passed nearly all of her long life at Daggett, Pa. She was the last of a family of 14 children. Mrs. Ayers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Willard Jennings and Mrs. Edward Jennings both of Daggett, Pa., a grandson Sealer Jennings; two granddaughters, Miss Grace Jennings and Mrs. Harry Slocum; a great grandson Charles E. Jennings all of Daggett. The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Judson Hill, Pa., Cemetery. (handwritten on article June 11, 1930)
JOHN J. COMPTON
John J. Compton, 85, died Wednesday evening at the family home on Garrison Hill, Pa., following a brief illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma L. Compton; a grandson, Royal B. Compton; a brother William of Millerton, Pa.; a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins of Fremont, Neb. The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Judson Hill Church, the Rev. R. W. Kahler of the Daggett, Pa., Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in the Judson Hill Cemetery. (handwritten on article May 15, 1927)
Mosherville, Pa., Aug. 1. - Yesterday forenoon Barnum DEWITT, aged sixty, who has been demented for some time, went into his own hay mow and set it on fire. The barn, full of hay, harness, and all contents, including the unfortunate man himself, were burned. A few of his bones were found. It is supposed he chose that manner of suicide. He leaves a family. His son saw the flames, and emerged from the house a moment later. Running to the door he endeavored to open it, but found it locked. With a crowbar he pried an entrance into the barn, which was by this time a mass of flames and smoke. In the middle of the floor stood his father, his clothing ablaze and his flesh sizzling. The horrified young man called to the maniac to come out, and was answered by a shriek of derisive laughter. Rushing inside, the brave boy tried to pull his father outside of the blazing barn, but the man retreated to a corner, which was a mass of fire, and threw himself into the raging flames, and there expired. DeWitt is well known throughout this section and has a brother-in-law Mr. M. W. Dunning who lives in the Fifth ward in Elmira. He was partially demented. This was the second time he tried to take his life. Squire Moore, of Gillets, took charge of the remains (Bradford Republican, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 6, 1885).
FRENCH - William E. French, aged 81, died recently at his home at Jackson Center, His wife [Viletta] and two sons survive him. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 28, 1909
HART Jennie Oliver
Mrs. Jennie-mother of Mrs. L H Benson, who was once a resident of Columbia Township, died February 2,1950, at the Fancher Private Hospital, Elmira. The funeral was held Sunday, February 5th with burial in Judson Hill Cemetery.
IRWIN - Mrs. Amanda Osgood. Osgood - At her home in Wells, Dec. 10, 1893, Mrs. Amanda, the beloved wife of Mr. E. C. Osgood, aged 43 years 5 months and 26 days. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother, gladly yielding up her life in loving care for those for whom God had given. her. The funeral was largely attended. Religious severices were conducted at the house and the church, by the Revs. F. Wilson and Armstrong. Interment in Judson Hill Cemetery. Amanda Ann Irwin
MOORE Sarah A.Garrison
Mrs. Sarah A. Garrison died Thursday evening at 5:30 o’clock at the home of Charles French, at Job’s Corners, age fifty-six years. She is survived by her husband, L. W. Garrison; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Basford, of Preble, and Miss Jennie Garrison, of Elmira. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of Charles French. The burial will be made in Judson Hill cemetery. The Rev. C. W. Ellison will officiate.
MOTT Emma J - Miss Emma J. Mott of Gillett, RD 2,
Pa. The body is at Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., where the
funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Orey E. Crippen. Judson Hill
Cemetery, near Gillett. Souce: Copy of Funeral notice of Miss Emma J.
Mott from newspaper clippings
collection of Charlotte (Fish) Dailey.
JOHN L. MOTT, 72, of Sayre died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1982 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born April 27, 1909 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, son of William and Mary DelCamp Mott. He is a former construction worker. Mr. Mott is survive by a sister, Lula Mott of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, Asa Mott of RD 1 Gillett; one niece and two nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Judson Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
Local News) Mr. John Mott, a well-known resident for many years of Wells township, expired last Friday, at his home, aged 96 years. His wife survives and seven children. The funeral and interment were at Judson Hill. TGR 1914
RUEL - Mrs. Violetta French, of Jackson Center, died on Dec. 25 , at the home of her son, Charles French, on Judson Hill, aged about eighty-six years. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m.; burial in the Judson Hill cemetery - Wellsboro Agitator, January 3, 1912
James A. Sturdevant enlisted Sept 1862 16th PA Vol Cavalry, taken prisoner at Hartwood Church in Feb 1863 and confined at Libby Prison for about 2 months. Pardoned and returned to regiment until Feb 1864 when discharged.
James Sturdivant died at his home on Judson Hill, Wells township, April 26th, from effects of a paralytic stroke. He was born in Rutland township, Tioga county, in 1841, was a resident of this place for thirty years, and was mail carrier between Edsalville and Snedikers twenty years. He enlisted in the formation of the 12th regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, served three years; and was honorably discharged with his Company. He served in over thirty engagements. Mr. Sturdivant was an upright, honorable citizen, an affectionate and kind father, and is survived by his wife and one son, Leon, of this place. The funeral was held on Sunday, April 29th, at Judson Hill M. E. church. The members of the G.A.R. were present in a body. There were many beautiful flora offering (Troy Gazette Register, May 2, 1900).
? Mary A. Ludlow
Gillett, Pa., Feb. 7. Mrs. Mary A. Ludlow, widow of John J. Ludlow of Gillett, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Baker at Gillett at noon Friday, aged 82 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. M. Bakere, with whom she made her home; Mrs. E. L. Moon of Lakemont, N.Y., and Mrs. Lena Bogardus of Horseheads; also several grandchildren and great grandchildren.