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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Ashland Cemetery, Town of Ashland, Chemung County NY
Obituaries

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Knowthat you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 


You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Ashland Cemetery Obituaries

 

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 Ashland Cemetery Listing 1977 

TEYSSIER –LUCY C. (TEYSSIER) BURNS age 57 of 215 Main St., Wellsburg, Sunday, March 11, 1973.  Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral home in Wellsburg Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Welling Storch officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/13/1973

THOMAS –MRS. BARBARA E. MCKAY of 467 W. Second St., Saturday, Nov. 18, 1978.  No calling hours.  Private funeral and committal services at the Charles A. Hughes Jr. Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St.  Rev. David Durham officiating.  Burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, N.Y.  Survived by father, Phillip W. Thomas of Elmira, brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Thomas of Horseheads, sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Jerome Hazlitt of Hector, N.Y., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was an employee of the City of Elmira and the former bookkeeper for Panosian’s.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/19/1978

TIFFANY Jeramey David S.
photo Age 24, or Hermon, NY, died on Sunday, October 7, 2001 in Hermon, NY as a result of a morotcycle accident. He was born on April 30, 1977 in Sayre, PA, the son of William D. Tiffany and Cheri (Sturdevant) Casselberry. Jeramey was a proud member of the Carpenters Local #278 in Watertown, NY. He was also a member of AA in Canton, NY. Jeramey loved the outdoors and enjoyed ATV racing. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Cheri & Richard Casselberry of Palm Harbor, FL; father and step-mother, William David and Stephanie Tiffany of PA; sister, Tori Tiffany of Dunedin, FL; several step-brothers and step-sisters; numerous aunts and uncles; maternal grandfathers, Merill Morgan and Paul Sturdevant; maternal great grandmother, Content Pettit; and a girlfriend, Christine Hancock and her son, Jeremy of Hermon, NY. Jeramey was greeted in Heaven by his paternal grandmother, Anne Tiffany; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Morgan; and his best friend, Jefferey Reese. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Friday, October 12, 2001 from 4 to 7 PM. A memorial service will immediately follow at 7 PM at the funeral home with the Reverend Jim Carr officiating. Memorial contributions in Jeramey's name may be directed to the Wellsburg Fire Dept., Wellsburg, NY 14894.   Star Gazette - Listed on 10/10/01

TIMMERMAN –MARY L. TIMMERMAN MILLS, 65, of Ulster, formerly of Bentley Creek, Pa., died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born March 5, 1935, in Ridgebury Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Donald M. and Gertrude J. Kent Timmerman. Mary was a graduate of SRU High School, class of 1955.  She enjoyed crafts and crocheting.  Mary’s life encompassed her home and family.  Surviving are her children, Cynthia M. Wise of Gillett, Pa., Lowell D. “Joe” and Devin Melvin of Attica, N.Y., Lomoine D. “Pete” Melvin of Tucson, Ariz., Timmothy A. and Christine M. Watkins of Millerton, Pa., Marlin B. “Marty” Mills of Canton, Pa., Candice V. Devine of Sayre, Pa., and Carine J. Mills of Lockwood, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; a sister, Gloria J. Parsons of Ulster, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette M. and Richard H. Farr of Ulster; two brothers and sisters-in-law, M. Donald and Beverly Timmerman of Delray Beach, Fla., Larry D. and Debra Timmerman of Laceyville, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Donald, on Feb. 19, 1972, and her mother, Gertrude, on June 23, 1997.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, N.Y., at a later date.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.

TONG - Mary E. Hillman, Age 83, of  709 Hoffman St. Elmira, NY, Sunday, October 11, 1987. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home Monday, 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Private Funeral Services at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Tuesday 7:30 pm, at the Park Church 208 W. Gray St., Elmira. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The Rev. Stephen Davis her Pastor officiating. Friends wishing may contribute to the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund. 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or a charity of their choice. Survived by her husband Dr. Augustus H. Hillman; daughters & sons-in-law, Nancy & Charles Hinckley of Shaker heights, OH, & Mary Elizabeth & Elmer VanWanger of Hyde Park, NY; Harry Hillman of Horseheads; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Mrs. Hillman was a member of Park Church, Elmira. She was born in Horseheads & received her elementary & high school education in Horseheads & Wellsburg. She attended the Meeker Business Institute. Mary was employed as a secretary to the president of Wood Tobacco Co. Wellsburg., & worked as office manager & bookkeeper for her husband, throughout the 45 years of his professional life. - Ashland Cemetery Wellsburg, NY. - Elmira Star-Gazette.

TOOKER, AUGUSTUS G.
  57, well-known resident of the town of Baldwin, died suddenly last Wednesday morning, Feb 10, 1904, death being due to heart disease.  He was born fifty-seven years ago in the town of Chemung, his parents being Nathan and Mary Tooker.  He was a member of Queen City Lodge, I. O. O. F., and of Wetamoe tribe of Red Men, and was well-known in the city.  The deceased is survived by a widow, one son, Nathan, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Benedict, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. George Benedict, of Chemung.  The funeral was held from the family residence at noon yesterday, and at 2:30 o'clock the remains were taken to the Baptist church at Wellsburg, where services were conducted by the pastor.  There was a large assemblage of friends and relatives.  Funeral Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Wellsburg.  Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery.

VANCEL L. TROUT SR. age 57 of RD 2 Sayre Tuesday, December 25, 1990.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Friday, 7-9 and Saturday 1-2 PM.  Funeral and committal services there immediately following at 2 PM, Rev. Kelvin Jones of Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.  In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the Tri-Township Ambulance Fund, in care of Diane Husted, RD 3, Gillett, PA.  Survived by his wife, Joyce; special mother-in-law, Mildred Foulkrod of RD 2, Sayre, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Vance Jr. and Cindy Trout of Nichols, Bernard and Debra Trout of Ridgebury, PA, William and Pat Trout of Greens Landing, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Lester Wilcox of Bentley Creek, PA, Lori and Bob Hoose of Centerville, PA; grandchildren, Mike, Leslie, Ben, Jacob, Robert, Matthew, Danielle, Samantha, Derek, James, Christopher, Mindi, Meghan and Courtney.  Mr. Trout was an employee of Trayer Products, Inc. of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 122/27/1990

VAUGHN, Floyd-63, a life-long resident of Wilawana, died at his home Thursday at 5:20 pm after an extended illness. A well-known resident of that section, Mr. Vaughn for many years was a rural mail carrier and had a route between Wilawana, Lowman and Waverly. Before he was a mail carrier he worked at the old Lackawanna railroad station at Wilawana. Surviving are his wife: Anna; one daughter, Ruth at home; two sons, Laurence of Elmira and Leslie of Watkins Glen; three grandchildren and one niece. The body is at Hagerman’s Funeral Home, Elmira.

VOORHIS MARTHA M. BIRNEY
Martha M. A longtime resident of the Gillett, PA community died peacefully Sunday afternoon, February 4, 2007 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 86. Born on March 15, 1920 in Elmira, Martha was the daughter of James Henry & Louie B. Rogers Voorhis. She was married to Norman Burt who predeceased her in 1952 and later married Lester Birney who also predeceased her in 1973. A homemaker and devoted mother, Martha enjoyed crafts, made rugs, afghans, cared for her home and made a comfortable place to raise her family who survive; sons and a daughter-in-law, Norman & Patricia Burt; Gillett, PA and Herschel Burt, Gillett, PA. many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are many friends including, Eileen Pautz; and her church family within the Wellsburg Baptist Church and the Gillett Baptist Church where she was a member. She was an active member of the American Baptist Women and active within the prayer chain. Martha was also a member of the Fassett Grange. She was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Voorhis, Phylis McNeal and Audrey Becker-Martin; brothers, James and Perry Voorhis. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 between the hours of 7-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 10- 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11:15 a.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell and the Reverend Alan Goss officiating. Burial will take place in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Wellsburg Baptist Church or the Gillett Baptist Church in her memory.

 

VROOMAN George William Vrooman, Sr. (Papa George)

March 29, 1930 to November 29, 2012 of Ridgebury, PA. He is predeceased by his father, Charles Larue and his mother, Eva Mae (Keiffer); two brothers, Edward and Robert. George is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor (Wells) Vrooman who he married on June 15, 1956; brother-in-law, Gerald Wells of Waverly; sister-in-law, Lois Wells of Williamston, SC; his two children, Diana Vrooman (Edward) Henneman of Owego, NY, and George W. Vrooman, Jr. of Morgantown WV; granddaughter, Brandy Mae (James) Lunn of Owego, NY; step grandchildren, Edward (Colleen) Henneman of Tioga Center, NY, Tamara (Tom) Worden of Owego, NY; great grandchildren, Daesaun, Connor, Mya, Vallerie, Gary, Zeth, Jeremiah, Kristen; 6 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, many beloved friends. George served in the US Army as a corporal from 1951-1953 in Germany where he was a tank mechanic. He worked for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing for 29 years and retired in 1985. He then began working again in 1987 at Hilliard Corporation for 14 years until he retired a second time in 2001. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and card player. George was a Forefather, life member, and was a past president, serving 8 years, of the Ridgebury Sportsman Club. He belonged to most of the many local antique engine clubs. He was well known for his collection of over 2000 wrenches he displayed every summer. He will be greatly missed by his family, many close friends, and his extended "camping family". Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-3:00PM on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The Funeral Service to honor George's life will be held at 3:00PM on Sunday December 2, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of George's family in Ashland Cemetery. George's family would prefer donations made to the Bradford County Manor's Resident Activity Fund instead of sending flowers.   Star Gazette – December 1, 2012

 

WADE Dale Thomas III
Infant son of Dale T. Jr. and Courtney Coughlin Wade was born at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Thursday, January 24, 2008. Surrounded by his loving family, Dale died as one of God's angels on Friday, January 25, 2008. In addition to his parents, of Wellsburg, Dale is survived by grandparents, Larry and Patty Coughlin of Wellsburg, Dale T. and Tina Wade of Willawana PA; great grandparents, Edna Wade, William and Mary Timm, Patricia Parrish, William and Mary Norton, James and Joyce Coughlin; several aunts and uncles. Dale is predeceased by great grandfather, Arlo Wade; great grandmother, Nora Connors; and great aunts, Kathy Leach and Diane Martinez. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, January 28, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Angels at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Donations in Dale's memory may be directed to the Neo Natal Unit, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905.

WALES Esther De Etta
MRS. ESTHER WATSON died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 1927) at 12:40 p.m. at the family home on Upper Mt. Zora Street.  She is survived by one son, Thurston Watson and three grandchildren, Wilbur, Kenneth and Jeanette.  The remains repose in the Davis Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o’clock and burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Wellsburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1927

WALICKE CHRISTINE M. PARKER
Christine M., Age 45, of West Water Street, Elmira, New York, died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness. Christine was born November 4, 1961 in Binghamton, New York, the daughter of Helen Gail (Bronson) Walicke and Richard T. Walicke, Sr. She was married to Raymond L. Parker, III on April 5, 1980 in Big Flats, NY. Christine had been previously employed by Sugar Creek Stores, Hoss's Steak House and by Steak & Sub at Arnot Mall. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Elmira. Christine enjoyed collecting stuffed mice and articles and material on Princess "Lady" Dianna, working on her crafts and seeing the ocean. She was deeply devoted to and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. In her spare time she shopped frequently, with Wal-Mart being her favorite place to shop. Survivors include her loving husband, Raymond L. Parker III of Elmira; her mother, Helen Gail Walicke of Binghamton, NY; father, Richard T. Walicke, Sr. of Tacoma, WA; two daughters, Christy Turner and Amanda (Dennis) Kirk, all of Elmira; two grandsons, Gordon and Ethan Parker; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard T. (Tonya) Walicke, Jr. of Austin, TX, Henry A. Walicke of the West Coast, Robert J. Walicke of Kirkwood, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth P. (Allan) Belcher of S. Waverly, PA; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, and again from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2007. Her funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2007.

WARNER - KING, Cindy A. (Warner)
53, of Southport, NY, died on Friday, February 12, 2010 at her home. She was the wife of Leon G. "Junior" King, Jr. of Southport. The couple married February 28, 1976 and had 33 years together. Cindy was born on December 21, 1956 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Raymond Raupers, Sr. and Audrey (Goble) Warner of Sayre, PA. She was an Athens High School graduate and attended nursing school where she earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. Cindy worked for Southern Tier Hospice for ten years and then went into private duty nursing. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church in Elmira, along with the Alpha group and other study groups in the church. Cindy is survived by her mother Audrey, her husband Junior, her son Jonathan King of Southport and his girlfriend Alisha Spicer, her daughters: Janelle King of Southport and her fiancé Joseph Buelow, and Kaleigh King of Elmira, her grandson Noah King, her brothers: Raymond (Pat) Raupers of Waverly, Michael Warner of Canandaigua, and Robert (Stephanie) Warner of Ithaca, her sister Susan Mott of Candor, along with several nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Her father Raymond preceded her in death. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Cindy's life will be held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 18th at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. William Vallet, officiating. Burial will be on Friday, February 19th at 11:00 AM in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Cindy's memory to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.16.2010

WATERMAN, James D. Sr.
Age 86, of 420 Pleasant Street, Elmira, NY, Sunday, May 19, 1985.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Services there Wednesday 2pm, the Rev. Frederick Turner officiating.  Interment, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Walter (Virgilene) Green of Elmira; sons James D. Waterman, jr. of Wellsboro, PA., Donald B. Waterman of Hornell, NY, and Vernon J. Waterman of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Waterman was a 60-year member of Westbrook Lodge #333 F.&A.M., Nichols, NY, and a retired employee after 50 years of service for the Lackawanna Railroad.  He was predeceased by his wife, Grace, August 30, 1972 and a grandson, James D. Waterman III, December 11, 1974

WATERMAN - GREEN, Virgilene J.
Age 85 of Elmira, NY died, Monday, July 20, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Virgilene was the daughter of the late James and Grace (Benedict) Waterman Sr. She was born in Lowman, NY, February 14, 1924. Surviving are her loving children: Cheryl (Joel) Combs of Pine City, Deborah (Steve) Polovick of Pine City, and Thomas (Sandra) Green of Selinsgrove, PA; Grandchildren: Patrick (BeLinda) Combs of Pine City, Jill (Brian) Manchester of Pine City, Robert (Peg) Green of Pine City, Amy (Kevin) Gray of Selinsgrove, PA, Brad (Tracy) Polovick of Mechanicsburg, PA, Becky (Jon) Pesansky of Corning, NY; Great grandchildren: Michael Crowley, Jorden, and Codi Combs, Collin, and Kennedy Burns, Riley Manchester, Katie, and Emily Green, Sarah, Nicholas, and Ashley Gray, Tyler, and Kaleigh Polovick, Megan, and Jessica Pesansky and great great grandchild: Justice Wakefield. Brother: Vernon (Lorraine) Waterman of FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Virgilene is also dearly missed by her sisters-in-law: Sylvia, Viola, and Marilyn Waterman. In addition to her parents she is also predeceased by her loving husband, Walter Green and brothers: James and Donald. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 11:00AM -1:00PM. Funeral services celebrating the life of Virgilene will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00PM. Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Graveside services will remain private and held at the convenience of the family in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Virgilene was a very active lady, who loved to bowl, ride bicycles and horses, playing cards and rooting for the New York Yankees. Those wishing to make memorials may do so in Virgilene J. Green's name to the American Lung Association, 155 Washington Ave., Suite 210 Albany, NY 12210.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009

 

WATKINS LINDEN C.

Age 54 of R.D. 1, Delpl, Indiana, Thursday, August 3, 1972. Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral service there Monday 2 p.m., the Rev. Welling Sterch officiating. Interment in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. In lieu of flowers friends wishing to may contribute to the Red Cross Flood Disaster Fund. Survived by wife, Ruth; sons, Wade A. Watkins of Haverhill Mass., A.M. 2 David E. Watkins with the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Kodiak, Alaska ; mother, Mrs. Louise Garrison of Avon Park, Florida; brothers, Lee Watkins of Cleveland, Ohio, & Richard Blood of Laingsburg, Michigan; five grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Mr. Watkins was a member of Chemung Valley Lodge No. 350 F&AM, the Delpl, Indiana American Legion Post & was a Technical Service Representative for Oakite Products Inc. in Indiana. - Elmira Star-Gazette.

 

WATSON - FETHERS, LEDA M.
Age 72 of RD 1 Gillet, Pa. Tuesday, March 2, 1976.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Kent Lattimer of Elmira Free Methodist Church officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetary.  Survived by sons, Elmer Fethers and Russell Fethers both of RD 1 Gillet, Pa. and Gerald Fethers of Troy, Pa.; brother, Ivan Watson of Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, for great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Fethers was a retired employe of J.J. Newberrys of Elmira.

 

ETH H. WEEKS age 77 of Wellsburg, Sunday, Dec. 15, 1963.  He was a member and long time deacon of Wellsburg Baptist Church.  Survived by nephew, Edward S. Roat of Rochester; nieces Mrs. Eleanor Gill of Middleboro, Mass., Mrs. Pauline Roat of Tampa, Fla.  Body at Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Calling hours Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 PM, the Rev. Dale Brown.  Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/1963

 

LAST WELLS OF WELLSBURG JOINS THE GREAT MAJORITY
(Handwritten 1907)
Grandparents of James Henry Wells, Who Died Yesterday, Brought Their Childrena nd Belongings to Wellsburg up Chemung River in Canoes—The Sturdy Family Gave Village Its Name.
(Special to the Star-Gazette). Wellsburg, Nov., 7. – James Henry Wells, one of Wellsburg’s oldest and most esteemed citiens, died at the home of A. B. Bevens of Main street at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening, after a lingering illness. Mr. Wells was born in this place in the year 1838, his parents being the late Colonel Henry Case Wells, Jr., and Hannah Smith Wells, who were among the first founders of this village.  His grandparents, the late Henry C. Wells and his wife, brought their children and few belongings to what is now the village of Wellsburg in canoes up the Chemung River from the state of Delaware, the early residence.  From them the village obtained its present name.  James Henry Wells was the last of the name living in this vicinity. At an early age he embarked in the grocery business in the building on the site of the Park Hotel on Front street.  He continued in that business for many years, afterwards converting his residence and store into a hotel, known to travelers as the Part Hotel, with which institution he was identified up to within a few months of his death. As a genial host he was known far and wide, and many will always remember the kindly, courtesies tendered them while guests of his hostelry.  Still more dearly will his friends and neighbors in this place miss him, for he was ever willing to do a good turn for others. Since the death of his wife, on July 4 last, he has constantly failed in health until the end came yesterday.  He left no survivors, he being the last of the family. The funeral will be held from the home of A. S. Bevens on Main street, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  The Rev. Charles McKnight, rector of Trinity Church in Elmira, will officiate and the interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

WEST - LILLA  AUGUSTA,   TWINS DIE WITHIN WEEK; ONE FAMILY'S SAD FATE
WEST - LOUIS GEORGE - Wellsburg March 18- Last Sunday the home of Mr. & Mrs. James Oliver West in this village was gladdened beyond measure by the arrival of twins, a boy & a girl. Congratulations came from every hand, & expressions of joy & hopefulness. Mr. West is employed at the Morrow plant in Elmira as an electrician, & his fellow employees there joined with him in felicitations. But joy was destined to be turned to sorrow. It was seen that the twins were not strong & nurses were engaged to care for them for a time: but on Thursday the girl died, & today the boy, who had seemed the weaker, also expired. - Lilla West died March 16, 1916;  Louis West died 18 Mar 1916 burial was in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY.

 

WEST J. OLIVER -

of 123 Terrace St. Wellsburg, N.Y. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg. The Rev. M. Howard St. Cyr. Pallbearers: James Hillman, David West, Merton, George Hanmer, Andrew Conklin, & Harry Stewart. Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. - Elmira Star-Gazette. Nov. 1969.

 

WILCOX - Mrs. Frances A. Hillman, 54 of 106 Spring St., Sunday, Oct 25, 1959. Survived by husband Jesse Hillman daughter, miss. Rose Ann Hillman of Elmira; brother Lewis Wilcox of Pine Valley. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev Lullas D. Bell, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. - Elmira Star-Gazette.    Star Gazette – March 5, 2012
 
 

JOHN L. WILCOX, 85, of Wellsburg, Monday, June 21, 1948.  Survived by son, Earl of Wellsburg; several cousins.  Body is at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg, where funeral will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Paul Rockwell.  Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/1948
 
 

WISE - HALSTEAD, MARIAN WISE
Age 80, of Ranch Road, Elmira, NY, Thursday, January 16, 1997 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc, Wellsburg, NY, Friday 7-9 pm.  Funeral and committal services there Saturday at 11 am.  Rev. James Carr of the Chemung United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to a charity of their choice in Marian's memory. Survived by daughters, Beverly (Vern) Davis of Florida and Joan (John) McCormick of South Carolina; sons, Ronald (Norma) Halstead of Syracuse, NY, and Allyn (Yvonne) Halstead of Sayre, PA; sisters, Thelma Nissen of Florida and Laurie Carpenter of Elmira, NY; brothers, Art Wise of Horseheads, NY, and Bob Wise of Florida. Nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Halstead was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, January 12, 1997 and her brothers, William, Floyd, Donald and Melvin Wise.  She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

 

WOOLEY - Mrs. Mary Burt
Mrs. Mary F. Burt, widow of Columbus Burt, died this morning at the family home near Bentley Creek after an illness of several years.  The decedent  was seventy-seven years old and is survived by a son, Judd Burt; two daughters, the Misses Grace and Lillian Burt, all at home; a brother John W. Wooley of Washington D. C., also four grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Earl Robertson of Wellsburg to officiate.  Burial in the Mountain View cemetery at Wellsburg.
 
 

WRIGHT Maria - Mrs. Maria E. Montanye 76, widow of William Montanye, died Wednesday at 5 a.m. at the home of Ralph Merritt, 923 Lake Street. She is survived by two sons, Deo of Bentley Creek & Philo of Pine City; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Hillman & Mrs. Viola Woodhouse of Lawrenceville, Pa. The funeral will be held at 923 Lake Street Friday at 3 p.m. & will be private. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Wellsburg. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. - Maria died March 12, 1930.


Below this line are women who were not named in their own obituaries. In most cases their own surname is missing and they have no parents or brothers mentioned to identify it. In some cases, even their own first name is not given. They are identified only by their married alias at time of death or exclusively by their husband's name. . If you can tell us the surname of any, please do. Please reference this exact page of the site when you do, so I know which one you are referring to. Thanks, JMT


 
 

? BURT Margareta P. Age 69, of Roberts Hollow Road, Lowman, NY died peacefully Sunday, September 10, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Austria on April 23, 1937. She was devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Margareta was a past member of the Waverly Moose Club. She loved to shop and loved the holiday season, especially Christmas. Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Halstead) Smith of Lowman, NY; grandson, James and Jamie Blauvelt of Waverly, NY; granddaughters, Shannon and Scott Wilkinson of Lowman, NY, and Nichole and Richard King of NC; four great-grandchildren who called her Oma, Scotty, Maciah, Lucas and Richae; a sister and brother both in Germany; dearest friends, Joyce Chaapel, Shirley Brown and Giovina Perry; and nieces and nephews. Margareta was predeceased by her husband, Truman Burt on February 5, 1995; and by her great-grandson, Kayden Michael King. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Wellsburg Baptist Church, located at the corner of 6th and Terrace Streets Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. with Pastor Larry T. Scouten officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2006, in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.

? BETTY JANE LANDON age 29 of Elmira, NY, Tuesday, May 6, 1986 on her 11th Wedding Anniversary.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna., Ave., Thursday, 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral service there Friday, 11 am, the Rev. Charles Parker officiating.  Interment, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY.  Survived by husband, Brian Eugene Landon; 3 sons, Christopher Lee, Quentin Eugene, and Brett Jay Landon at home; 5 sisters, 1 brother and a host of friends.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/1986

? Mrs. Aaron Seafuse.
The funeral of Mrs. Aaron Seafuse who died at the family home in Wellsburg Tuesday morning, will be held from the family home at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon.  The Rev. R. J. Murphy will officiate.  Burial in Mountain View cemetery.

? Baldwin, Emma S.
Age 95, formerly of 305 Mid Ave., Elmira, NY.  Friday, August 8, 1980.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg Monday 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services there immediately following calling hours at 3 p.m.  Rev. Martin Steward officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg at the convenience of the family.  Survived by sister Harriet Frasier of Elmira.  Niece Mrs. Robert (Isidora) Doyle of Elmira.  Great Niece Mrs. Susan Federman of Katonah Ny. Several great great nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Baldwin was a past member of harmony Chapter OES Elmira, NY.

? Mrs. Mary F. Green of Wellsburg.  Body at Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Funeral there today at 2 p. m., the Rev. Ross E. Whetstone.  Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Handwritten: 2/17/54 [Note from Sylvia DS - Mrs. Mary F. Green  (wife of Riley D. Green)  Have used up all the possible resources I can think of, Joyce.  They came from Yonkers, NY, so there isn't even a marriage announcement of any kind, and the Methodist Church records are gone as far as I've everbeen able to find out.  She, was a widow, lived across the street from where I grew up - a tiny little woman]

WELLSBURG
HOLY COMMUNION CELEBRATED SUNDAY
Archdeacon Cook of Utica to Conduct Services in Christ Church
Wellsburg, Sept. 15—(Special)—Holy Communion will be celebrated in Chris church Sunday morning at 9 o’clock by Archdeacon William Cook of Utica.  At 3 o’clock afternoon there will be evensong and Archdeacon Cook will preach a sermon.

? Mrs. Fannie H. Carpenter, 41, of Wellsburg.  Thursday, Feb. 13, 1947.  Survived by husband, Norman G.; twin sons, Gordon and Norman; daughter, Shirley.   Funeral Saturday, 2:30 p. m. at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Rev. Paul Rockwell.  Mountain View Cemetery Handwritten:  Feb. 15, 1947 Oct 2005 - On the Town of Ashland page under Obituaries, you have a listing of Fannie Carpenter. Unknown own name is mentioned in heading.
Will it help you to know that I THINK her maiden name was Tooker .... possibly sister to Fred.
This is just from memory of something I had read in my in-laws effects.
Hopefully, I don't steer you wrong as I know of another male Tooker in Wellsburg about 1945-6, whose wife may have been the same maiden name as Mrs.Carpenter.
I can't sort it out in memory.
Believe the Carpenter children all live in the area.
Stu Brown

?. –MRS. ESTHER L. HALSTEAD, age 87 of Wildwood, Florida, formerly of RD 2, Elmira, NY, Thursday, October 24, 1985.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY, Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.  The Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Interment, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Stroman of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Donald (Doris) Hickok of Conklin, NY; sons, Gerald Halstead of Conklin, NY, George Halstead of Lake Park, GA, Walter Walker of Spencerport, NY.  Kenneth Walker of Wildwood, FL with whom Mrs. Halstead resided; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Halstead, 1968.  Mrs. Halstead was a member of Haines Baptist Church of Leesburg, Elmira American Legion Auxiliary Post #443 and a member of AARP.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1985

?  RAYNOR Mrs. Elsie Ann-78 years, widow of Archie Raynor, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Bentley Creek. She was an active member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are two sons, LeRoy and Kenneth Raynor, both of Bentley Creek; a grandson, Robert Raynor, Bentley Creek and a half-sister, Mrs. Mabel Murray of Waverly. The body is at the Page Funeral home in Wellsburg where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Judd L Hunter of Waverly will officiate with burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.

? WHEELER, FRANCES H.
  Age 89, formerly of 102 W. 4th St., Wellsburg, Friday, April 14, 1978.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Sunday, 1 to 2 pm.  Funeral services there immediately following calling hours.  Rev. Coley Harrison of the Southport Baptist Church officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Wanda) Lamb of Lowman, NY; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Flora Wheeler of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a step-son, Edward Wheeler of Genesee, PA; nine grandchildren; twelve great garndchildren; several great, great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Wellsburg First Baptist Church and a life long resident of Wellsburg.

? HERMAN, REBECCA
  Wellsburg, March 7.--Mrs. Rebecca Herman, of this village, died this morning, Friday, March 7, 1902, leaving one surviving son, Steve Herman Murphy, also of Wellsburg.  Mrs. Herman was born December 28, 1825, in Middle Smithfield, Pike county, Pa.  The funeral will be held here at Christ church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The funeral arrangements are in charge of Funeral Director F. E. Smith, of Elmira.

? COFFEY, MRS D.
  died at Wellsburg, Dec 20, 1886, aged 70 years.  Funeral at the residence of her son C.E. Coffey in Wellsburg, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Friends are invited to attend.

? BALL, ELIZABETH MRS.
  died at her home in Ridgebury on Sunday at 12 o'clock, July 3, 1910.  She had been ill for several weeks and on Sunday morning at 6 o'clock she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never rallied.  She was born in England, 86 years ago.  She was married to Joseph Carr who came with her to this county and who died about 29 years ago.  She was married again a few years later to Seward Ball, who died 16 years ago.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Burt Hewitt and several grandchildren.  The funeral services were held in the Wellsburg Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock.  Rev. Eddy officiating, and the interment was made in Mountain View cemetery.  She died July 3, 1910 and is buried with her 1st husband Joseph Carr. Ashland Cemetery records. ? BALDWIN, EMMA S.
  Age 95, formerly of 305 Mid Ave., Elmira, NY.  Friday, August 8, 1980.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg Monday 1 to 3 pm.  Funeral and Committal Services there immediately following calling hours at 3 pm.  Rev. Martin Stewart officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg at the convenience of the family.  Survived by sister, Harriet Frasier of Elmira.  Niece, Mrs. Robert (Isidora) Doyle of Elmira.  Great Niece, Mrs. Susan Federman of Katonah, NY.  Several great great nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Baldwin was a past member of Harmony Chapter OES Elmira, NY.

? GREEN, Mrs. MARY F.
  of Wellsburg.  Body at Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Funeral there today at 2 pm, the Rev. Ross E. Whetstone.  Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.  February 17, 1954.

? MARGARETA P. BURT Age 69, of Roberts Hollow Road, Lowman, NY died peacefully Sunday, September 10, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was born in Austria on April 23, 1937. She was devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Margareta was a past member of the Waverly Moose Club.  She loved to shop and loved the holiday season, especially Christmas. Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Halstead) Smith of Lowman, NY; grandson, James and Jamie Blauvelt of Waverly, NY; granddaughters, Shannon and Scott Wilkinson of Lowman, NY, and Nichole and Richard King of NC; four great-grandchildren who called her Oma, Scotty, Maciah, Lucas and Richae; a sister and brother both in Germany; dearest friends, Joyce Chaapel, Shirley Brown and Giovina Perry; and nieces and nephews.  Margareta was predeceased by her husband, Truman Burt on February 5, 1995; and by her great-grandson, Kayden Michael King.  Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Wellsburg Baptist Church, located at the corner of 6th and Terrace Streets Wellsburg, NY.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. with Pastor Larry T. Scouten officiating.  Interment will be 11 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2006, in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY

? DOANE, MRS. WINIFRED L.
  Age 68, of Bel Air Trailer Court, Wellsburg, N.Y.  Formely of Elmira Heights, Monday, September 24, 1973.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home Wellsburg, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Delorme of Oakwood United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetary at the convenience of the family.  Survived by sons, Dr. Durwood Doane of Yonkers, N.Y., Eldon Doane of Elmira and Robert Doane of Horseheads, NY; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

? PFLEEGER, FRANCES ARLENE
  of 118 E. Hudson St., Elmira, NY, Monday, May 28, 1973.  No prior calling hours.  Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am at the Roberts Funeral Home (formerly Page-Jamieson), Wellsburg.  Father Howard St. Cyr officiating.  Interment Ashland Cemetery at convenience of family.

? CRANE, MRS. MILLICENT
  Mrs. Millicent Crane, 70, died this morning at the family home in Wellsburg, after one week's illness.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hovey Burt, Mrs. Grace Teete and a brother, William Easton, all of Wellsburg.  The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Grace Teete at Wellsburg, Monday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Mr. Harris will officiate.  Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery, Wellsburg.  (1928)

? CARPENTER, Mrs. FANNIE H.
  41, of Wellsburg, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1947.  Survived by husband, Norman G.; twin sons, Gordon and Norman; daughter, Shirley.  Funeral Saturday, 2:30 pm at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Rev. Paul Rockwell.  Mountain View Cemetery. (Feb. 15, 1947)

 

? HALLSTEAD, MRS WILLIS J.
  of Wellsburg, died Tuesday afternoon after a brief illness, aged 59 years.  She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. W.T. Northrup, of Cortland; a sister, Mrs. F.H. Fitch, of Granville Summit, PA; a brother, E.D. Barnes, of Elmira.  A private prayer service will be held at the family home Friday at 1:30 o'clock, and the funeral in the M. E. church at Wellsburg at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. Earl Robertson will officiate.  Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.  Kindly omit flowers.

? MATTISON, Mary M.
Age 91, of 242 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, went to be with her husband of 70 years, Ralph, on her day, Mother's Day, May 13, 2007. She died at home with her family by her side. Mary was born January 19, 1916 in Methelfife, Scotland. She cared for many people during her career as a nurse's aide at Lambs Nursing Home, Rest Haven Nursing Home and later at Elcor Health Services when it first opened. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her interests included cooking, baking and spending her time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary could always be found working in her garden, tending to her flowers and caring for her meticulous lawns. Surviving are her daughters, Joyce and Don Weston of Dryden, NY, Jeanne Breese and Al Martin of Chemung, NY; grandchildren, Donald and Michelle Weston, Melanie Weston and David Windhousen, Scott Weston, Chris Breese, Susana and Jamie Owens; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Esther Elfers of Hot Springs, SD; special friends, Ann Doland, Carol Doland and Jack Knapp, all of Wellsburg. Her husband of 70 years, Ralph E. Mattison predeceased Mary on January 16, 2006. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Mary's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Rev. James Carr officiating. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials are directed to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

? MERRIAM, Mrs. MYRTILLA
  61 years old, died at her home at Wellsburg on January 23. Death was due to paralysis.  She was born at Comfort Hill in Ridgebury, October 14, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Comfort, and was married to William Merriam November 12, 1879.  They went to Wellsburg and had resided there ever since.  Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Cora Hillman, Mrs. Allie Decker and Mrs. Myrtilla Holan of Wellsburg, and three sons, George H., of Elmira.  Archie of Sayre, and LaRue R., of Wellsburg.  One aunt, Mrs. Harriet Burnham of Ridgebury, also survives.  Mrs. Merriam was a life-long member of the M.E. church and for thirty-two years a member of the W. C. T. U. of where she was a charter member.  The funeral services were held last Sunday from the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. B.G. Sanford officiating.  Interment was made in the Mountain View Cemetery.
 

? Henrietta Roe – Mrs. Henrietta Roe died last Thursday at 11 p.m. at the family home at Lowman, N.Y. aged 71 years.  She is survived by her husband, Eugene Roe, four sons Dudley C., Frank and Harry at home, and Orlando of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. F.H. Little of Lowman, also a sister Mrs. Ervina Sherman, of Delmar Pa.  The decedent had resided at Lowman over 25 years and was highly respected.  The funeral was held Sunday, burial in Wellsburg, N.Y.   Wellsboro Agitator, 25 June 1919.
 

? SEAFUSE, MRS AARON
  The funeral of Mrs. Aaron Seafuse who died at the family home in Wellsburg Tuesday morning, will be held from the family home at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.  The Rev. R.J. Murphy will officiate.  Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

 

? NORMA (MICKEY) VANDEVENTER age 57 of Winston Salem, North Carolina, formerly of Millport, New York, died Monday, March 25, 1996 in Alachua, Florida after an extended illness.  Mickey was an extraordinary wife and a caring mother and grandmother.  She was also a licensed beautician.  She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald S. VanDeventer of Winston Salem, NC; daughters, Marjorie Earley, Melissa Phillips, Michele (Jeffrey) Crater; son, Ronald (Susan) VanDeventer; step-daughters, Patricia (Kent) Lyons, all of Winston Salem, NC, Bobbie (Richard) Kintz of Elmira, NY; step-sons, Michael VanDeventer of Winston Salem, NC, David (Christy) VanDeventer of Bardstown, KY; 19 grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ann (Barry) Ward of Alachua, FL; several nieces and nephews and many friends.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY, Monday, 2:00-3:00 PM.  Funeral and committal services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Drew Travis will officiate.  Interment in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1996 


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