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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.
ANDEREGG Andrew Alan
Age 40, of Wellsboro, PA, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at his home. Andrew was born on September 10, 1966 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Clifford "Kip" and Beverly "Bev" (White) Anderegg. Andrew was a 1985 graduate of Wellsboro Jr. Sr. High School. He had been employed as the assistant manager for Lowes in Statesville, NC. Andrew was a member of Whispering Pines Black Powder Club. Andrew's favorite hobby was lifting at the Penn Wells Hotel Fitness Club. Andrew is survived by his parents; three brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Linda) Anderegg, Peter (Mary) Anderegg, William (Patricia) Anderegg, all of Wellsboro, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Rumsey of Lawrenceville, PA; and his fiancee, Barbara Assanti of Tom's River, NJ. Andrew was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffery in 1978. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 8, 2007, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer. Burial will be in the Ansonia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.
BAKER ELIZABETH ABBIE “LIBBIE”
Wellsboro Agitator – July 2, 1930
The Late Mrs. C. L. Schoonover – Mrs. Chester L. Schoonover aged 72 years, died at her home near Ansonia, Wednesday night at 2:30 p. m. after a long illness. On July 28, 1920 she suffered a stroke of paralysis and had since been an invalid and for the past six weeks she had been ill of gangrene in her foot. Elizabeth Abbie Baker was born Feb. 28, 1858, at Knoxville, daughter of the late Chauncey and Abbie Marshall Baker and was one of thirteen children. She was married to Chester L. Schoonover at Addison, N.Y., Aug. 23, 1885. To them were born four children, Walter, of Toronto, Canada; Ego, deceased; Lee, at home and Leah, wife of I. D. Kilbourne, of Wellsboro. She has been a staunch Christian having been saved at the age of 16 years in the Free Will Baptist church at West Oneonta, N.Y. She in later years was affiliated with the M. E. church at Ansonia. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband and children, four grandchildren, Lloyd Schoonover, of Canada; Chester and Mazie Schoonover and Ira Kilbourne, Jr., all of Wellsboro, R. D. 4, also two brothers, Chas. Baker, of Wellsboro, R. D., and Augustus Baker of Addison, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. G. W. Doane of Nelson, who has been a friend of Mrs. Schoonover since childhood, officiating; interment at Ansonia.
BAKER - Jeffrey M. Baker, 54, of Mansfield, diedFriday, May 15, 2009, at home. He was born Nov. 29, 1954, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Robert and Vivian Hartsock Baker. Jeffrey was employed by Versatech and was a United States Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda Harvey; a daughter, Kaylee; a son, Nolan, both at home; two brothers, Robert of Muncy, David of Lyons, N.Y.; sister, Bonnie of Trucksville; two aunts; an uncle; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Jeffrey’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, May 20, 2009
Alfred L. (Tiny) BALDWIN, age 61 years of Wellsboro RD 3 died on Thursday, January 4th at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ralph Kentch of RD 1, Tioga, a brother, Kenneth Baldwin of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was an employee of the Borden Food Company in Wellsboro for over 40 years.
GEORGE W. BALDWIN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 23 Jul 1947
George Wilbur Baldwin, aged 64 years, of Shippen, died suddenly about 9 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Delia Baldwin, two sons, Alfred L. and Kenneth C., of Wellsboro and vicinity; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Kentch, of Tioga, R. D. 1; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wetmore and Mrs. Orren Barrett, of Horseheads, and Mrs. Nora Caldwell, of Groveland, N. Y. and one grandchild. The funeral was held Saturday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Shediff [sic] officiating; burial in the Ansonia cemetery.
BALDWIN KENNETH C.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 4 May 1983, p. 12
Kenneth C. Baldwin, 63, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Saturday, April 30 1983, at Robert Packer Hospital. Born July 10, 1919, at Ansonia, he was a son of George and Delia Burrell Baldwin. He was a member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church. An Army-Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of the Wellsboro division of Borden Inc. Surviving are his wife, the former Bertha Mosher; a daughter, Mrs. George [Carol] Moon, of Wellsboro, RD 5; two sons, Richard K. of Middlebury Center RD 2, and George T., of Wellsboro RD3, and six grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Wellsboro Baptist Church, Central Avenue. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. The Revs. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, his pastor, and S. Wade Stewart, a retired Baptist pastor, officiated.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, August 25, 1909
Mr. James Beckwith, aged 65, a Civil War veteran and a highly esteemed resident of Ansonia, died yesterday morning at 7:20 o'clock at his home in that village of dropsy. He was born July 10, 1844. His wife, whose maiden name was Melvina Dimmick, survives him with five children -- Albert, Mrs Hattie Cook and Mrs. Maude VanOrder of Ansonia; Lee of Austin Street, Wellsboro, and Mrs Sadie Scranton, of Corning. Two brothers and one sister also survive him.--- Mr Henry Beckwith of Tioga, PA formerly of Wellsboro; Mr. Howard Beckwith of Tioga, WV and Mrs. Julia Barton of Tioga, PA. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2pm; burial at Ansonia.
BENNETT - MRS. LULA M. MASON
Mrs. Lulu M. Mason, 69, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Grant Mason. Born June 22, 1904, in Asaph, she was a daughter of Sherman and Jessie Harlow Bennett. She was a member of Mount Zion Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eunice VanOrder and Miss Elizabeth Mason, both of Wellsboro RD 4; four sons, Robert Decker, of Wellsboro RD 2, Morgan Decker, of Wellsboro, Roland Decker, of Elizabethtown, NC.; and Floyd Decker, of Addison, NY; a brother, Jesse Bennett, of Wellsboro, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. The Rev. Roger E. Jewell, her pastor, officiated.
BOYDEN EDWIN ADDISON
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 16 Jan 1958
Edwin Addison Boyden, 77, of Mansfield RD 1, died Monday evening, January 13, 1958, at his home. He was born February 1, 1880 at Wellsboro, RD 1, the son of Charles and Lydia Matson Boyden. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of this area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Boyden; a daughter, Mrs. Julia Clark, Calif. and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at 130 Main street, Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery.
BURRELL - DELIA A. BALDWIN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 9 Nov 1961
Mrs. Delia A. Baldwin, Wellsboro RD 3, widow of George Baldwin, died this [sic] morning, Thursday, November 2, 1961, in the Blossburg State Hospital. She was 81. Mrs. Baldwin was born September 16, 1880, in Westfield, the daughter of Charles and Louisa Hensel Burrell. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Kentch, Tioga RD 1, two sons, Alfred, Wellsboro RD 3, and Kenneth, Wellsboro RD 5, and three grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at the funeral home at 139 Main Street. The Rev. Gordon Abrams, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery.
BUSH Julia Ann (Judy) Williams
68, went to be with her lord and reunited with family members past on July 30, 2011 after a courageous and valiant fight. The youngest of eleven, born to the late George and Gertrude Bush, born in Clearfield, PA on February 22, 1943. Survived by daughters: Marla (Ron Mase) Williams, Dawn and Benjamin Higgins, and Loralie Williams; her cherished grandchildren Brittany, Jocelyn, Jared Williams and Tianna Ware; her darling and much adored great-grandchildren Cyrus Card and Aleycia Green-Williams; sister Beatrice (Lawrence) Hurlburt and Geraldine Hand, and brothers Harry Bush and Joseph (Patricia) Bush. She was predeceased by Clifford Bush, Wallace (Gene) Bush, Larry Bush, Genevive Losinger, Dorothy Rouse, Margie Langan, Doris Bush and several nieces and nephews. Callings hours will be held on Thursday August 4, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LCC 14 East Pulteney Street Corning, NY. Funeral Services will immedialty follow. Burial will be held in Ansonia Cemetery on Friday at 11:00 am. Corning Leader - August 4, 2011
BUTLER Bruce Edward Butler
76, of Asaph Run Road, Wellsboro, formerly of Ridgway, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Leona Whitfield Butler whom he married July 22, 1995, in Wellsboro. Bruce was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Max and Charlotte Whitney Butler. Before retiring, Bruce was owner/operator of Butler's Hardware in Ridgway. He was a member of the Asaph United Methodist Church, the BPO Elks in Ridgway, the Ridgway Boro Council, American Legion, V.F.W. and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Surviving are his wife, Leona; daughter, Sharon Argenta of Lattrobe; sons, Brian (Sherrie) Butler of Greensburg, Eric (Michelle) Butler of Lattrobe; step-son, James (April) Dutka of Brockway; grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley, Nathan and Natalie Argenta, Amanda Butler, Austin, Bryce, Landon and Max Butler, StarrAnn and Gregory Dutka; sisters, Norma Boyce and Alice Boyce, both of Wellsboro. He was predeceased by a son, Stephen Butler, in 1957; brother, Philip Butler, and sister, Connie O'Neil. Friends and family are invited to Bruce's Life Celebration on Saturday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – March 23, 2011 2011
CARSON W. BUTLER
Carson W. Butler, age 81, of RD 4, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, August 14 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Funeral services were at the Tussey Funeral Home, Friday at 1:30 pm. The Rev. John J. Dromazos officiated. Burial was in the Ansonia Cemetery. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Lundgren of Wellsboro, three brothers, Lyle of Wellsboro, Paul of Wellsboro, and Rex of Williamsport, several nieces and nephews. He is retired from the Penna State department of forest and waters. He was a fire warden for 50 years. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, Aug. 22, 1974)
HELEN BUTLER BARTOO
Helen Butler Bartoo, 89, of RD#4, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1987, at the Green Home. Her first husband, Milan (John) Butler, died in 1959, and her second husband, Herbert Bartoo, died in 1967. A retired school teacher, Mrs. Bartoo had taught for 31 years at one-room schools at Asaph, Charleston and Morris. She was a member of the Tioga and Potter counties education associations and the national association. She was a member of Asaph United Methodist Church, and had been church pianist for 40 years. She was graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1921. Mrs. Bartoo was a member of Mary Wells Chapter 452, Order of the Eastern Star, Stony Fork Grange, Wellsboro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Treaty Elm Colonial Dames, 17th Century. She was a past president of Gaines Elk Republican Council. She was born Aug. 26, 1897, in Shippen Township, the daughter of Byron P. and Mazie Darling Ford. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marian and Fred Smith of RD#4, Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Attorney Marlin and his wife Beverly Smith of Fairbanks, AK., and Dr. Ardys and her husband Bill Boostrom of Taft, Tx.: two great grandchildren, Robert and Helen Boostrom. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. The Rev. William R. Lusk, pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, officiated.
MARK LAVERNE BUTLER, 27, of 124 Pitney St., South Waverly died Tuesday morning Sept. 26, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre as the result of an automobile accident which occurred Sept. 24, 1989. He was born in Waverly, NY Jan. 24, 1962, the son of Bernard and Margaret Dieffenbach Butler. He attended Elmira and Athens Schools and was employed in the shipping department of Stroehmanns Bakery in Sayre. He is survived by his parents Bernard and Margaret Butler of Athens, two sisters, Bernadine Stewart of Reno, Nev.; Paula Grady of Nichols, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Richard Kimball of Elmira, NY; two brothers, Thomas Holley of Mesa, Ariz. and James Butler of Waverly, NY; two brothers and sister-in-law, Frederick and Ruth Holly of Athens, David and Sue Butler of Syracuse, NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Howard Hockenbury of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia Cemetery, Ansonia. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Penn-York Opportunities, S. Main St., Athens, Chemung County Association For Retarded Citizens, Box#628, Elmira, NY or the Salvation Army Rehabilitation, Box #3064, 610 Washington Ave., Scranton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., March 18, 1943, Pg 4
Gaines – Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, wife of the late John C. Smith, died March 9 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Robert Kohler. Mrs. Smith was born in Delmar July 16, 1850. She was united in marriage in 1863 to John C. Smith, deceased. To them were born three children: Minnie and Henry, deceased and Mrs. L. Robert Kohler. A brother, Douglas Campbell, of Gaines; and a sister, Mrs. Will Campbell of Olean also survive. She was well known in this vicinity, her entire life being spent here. Funeral services were held at Ansonia Cemetery, the Rev. Merle Holmes officiating.
ELDRED, Sarah Jane Cook Mason – Sarah Jane Eldred Mason was born at Caton, Steuben county, N.Y., in March, 1835, and died at Ansonia, Pa., Jan. 29, 1919. She was first married to Benjamin Cook and to them were born three children, one girl and two boys. On March 13, 1874, she was married to Wm. Mason, who survives her. Mrs. Mason had been a member of the M.E. church Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., Rev. E. S. Cole, of Dexter, officiating. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919
ELDRED Mrs. Sarah Eldred Mason, aged 83 years, wife of William Mason, of Shippen, died Jan. 29, of heart disease. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. E. S. Cole officiating; burial at Ansonia. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919
ELSE Louisa Smith
Wellsboro Agitator – Tuesday, January 29, 1889
—Last Sunday Louisa, wife of Perry Smith died at her home on Marsh creek, at the age of 57 years. She had been sick
for four years from a cancer. The funeral is to be held at the Ansonia church this afternoon.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., March 21, 1963, Pg 8
Arthur Gleason, retired Wellsboro RD4 farmer died Thursday, March 14, 1963 at his home. He was born July 26, 1876 in Wellsville, NY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Gleason. Surviving are a son: Ernest; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Hoadley and Mrs. Flora Saunders, all of Wellsboro and a brother, Fred Gleason of RD4. Funeral was held on Sunday at Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev William Lincoln officiating. Burial in Ansonia Cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1984
Ernest A. Gleason, 74, of RD 1 Mechanic St., Lawrenceville died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1984 at home. He was born Oct. 2, 1909 in Delmar Township, the son of Arthur and Laura Gee Gleason. He is a retired farmer. On July 9, 1984 he and his wife, the former Mary Alice Oakes, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Oakes Gleason, and one aunt, Mildred Gee, of Trout Run. The funeral will be held this Friday, Aug. 31 at 11am at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia Cemetery.
HAMILTON James C
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, December 27, 1922
James C Hamilton, aged nearly 75 years, died last Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock at his home on Marshcreek, after an illness of about two months. He was born at Patten Maine, Dec. 25, 1847. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Susan Smith Hamilton, and five children – Mrs. Sarah Gee and Mrs. Jesse G. Webster of Wellsboro; George Hamilton, of Asaph; Mrs. Lydia Kelley and Joseph Hamilton, of Marshcreek, also by two brothers, Frank Hamilton , of Mansfield, and William Hamilton of Galeton. Mr. Hamilton was a member of the F & A M and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held Saturday, interment in the Ansonia Cemetery.
HEATWOLE – Mrs. Bessie F. Colaw, of 5 Ellis Street, Wellsboro, died at her home on Wednesday, July 14, 1954, after a long illness. She is survived by husband, Walter A. Colaw; two daughters, Mrs. Crystal C. House, Wellsboro; Mrs. Sylvia Kimble, St. Petersburg, Florida; two granddaughters, Mrs. Irene Campman, Wellsboro and Mrs. Carolyn Blizzard, Welfleet, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Wenger, Harrisonburg, VA and Mrs. Ruth Byerly, Linville, VA; and one brother, Amnon S. Heatwole, Harrisonburg, VA. She was born in Harrisonburg, VA, December 7, 1892. Her father was John J. Heatwole and mother Ida Corbin. Funeral services will be held on Friday, 2 p.m., at 126 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, July 1954
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, August 9, 1899
Mr. Deroy Herrington, a brother of Mr. Charles Herrington, of Delmar, who lives on the Central Avenue road, two miles from this borough, and a brother-in-law of Major George W. Merrick, of this borough, died at his home in Shippen township last Friday of Bright's disease, aged 74. He had been ill for several months, but his sickness was alleviated by short periods of apparent improvement during which he was not confined to the house and could even travel. A journey to Corning for special treatment resulted in no real improvement. During a recent visit to the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. William T. Mathers, in this borough, he was taken worse, but improved and was able to be taken home, where, however, his condition soon became hopeless. The deceased was one of the nine children of Reuben Herrington, a pioneer of Shippen township, add the old farm homestead founded there by his father was his home. Mr. Herrington was a notably genial, generous, large hearted man and was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances. His funeral, which was very largely attended, was held at his late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Shaw, of this borough, conducting the services. Burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.
HERRINGTON, Smith – Smith Herrington, aged 55 years, of Erin Center, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died last Wednesday morning in the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira, as the result of injuries received about a month ago, when he was struck by a falling tree near Big Flats, N.Y., where he had a lumbering contract. His collar bone and two ribs were broken, besides receiving internal injuries. Mr. Herrington is survived by his wife, nee Laura Kriner, and three children, Henry, Helen and May, besides two sisters and two brothers, S.L. Herrington and C.L. Herrington, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Linas Wilcox, of Holiday, and Mrs. Mary Cushman, of Cleveland, Ohio. The remains were taken to Ansonia Saturday for interment. Rev. M.S. Blair officiated. Wellsboro Agitator, 2 April 1919.
HULSLANDER -VERA BOYDEN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 3 Dec 1947
MRS. EDWIN BOYDEN - Mrs. Vera Hulslander Boyden, aged 69 years, wife of Edwin Boyden, died at her home in Delmar, Saturday, Nov. 29, at 12:45 p.m. She was born in Sullivan township, Tioga county, Pa., Sept. 17, 1878, daughter of Charles and Nettie Ferguson Hulslander. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Julia Clark, of Wellsboro, R. D. 6; one sister, Mrs. John Wilson, of Wellsboro, R. D. 7, three brothers, Thomas Hulslander, of Mansfield; Bert and Morton Hulslander, of Troy, Pa. R. D., and one grandchild. The funeral was held yesterday at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Ansonia cemetery.
JOHNSON Joseph P. Johnson
64, of Hornell, NY, died Sept, 11 1979 in Hornell. He was born in South Branch (Albany Township), the son of Irvin and Eva VANDERPOOL Johnson. He is survived by two sons; James of Baton Rouge, LA and Robert of Elmira, NY, five daughters, Joan Miller and Judy Johnson both of Towanda, Jean Lamphere of CA, Josephine Roberts of FL, Sherry of Hornell; three brothers; Irvin of SC, Jessie and Tim, both of Knoxsville, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Elma Benjamin of Athens, Mrs. Marion Graham of MI, Mrs Lucy Vanderpool of Spring Lake, 17 grandchildren; seven gtreat-gaandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A son Jack Johnson predeceased him as did five sisters, Clara Smith, Olive Judson, Eva Johnson, Jeanie and Jenny Benjamin. Reva Howard Wagner great niece of Joseph. Note: It does not say he is buried in the Ansonia cemetery in Shippen in the obit, or his wife, she was Mary G. ? and that he was a WII veteran. Towanda Daily Review.
KILBOURNE IRA DORR
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 29 Oct 1953, p. 4:
Ira D. Kilbourne of Jackson Street, died last Sunday evening at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He was 60 years of age. Born in Hector, Potter county, April 23, 1893, he was the son of David and Elizabeth Havens Kilbourne. He had been employed in the Wellsboro plant of the Corning Glass Works for the past 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Leah Schoonover Kilbourne, one son, Ira, Jr., of Wellsboro; two brothers, Basil of Sharpsville and Wayne of Binghamton; two sisters Mrs. Arnella Newton of Millville, N. J. and Mrs. Wilford Wilbur of Corning; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Bastian & Kuhl Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Beuzyk, pastor of the Calvary Tabernacle and Rev. Harold Crosby, of Tyrone, former pastor here, officiating. Burial will be made in Ansonia Cemetery.
KOHLER L Robert
Corning Evening Leader – Tuesday, August 31, 1948
GAINES, Pa. - L. Robert Kohler, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Sunday at 1:30 p. m. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Mr. Kohler was born in Jeffersonville, N. Y., December 9, 1871 and came to Gaines at the
age of 17 where he engaged as a blacksmith for more than 50 years, retiring recently, due to ill health. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lena Kohler; one daughter. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. from the Gaines Methodist Church. Burial will be made in Ansonia Cemetery. The White Funeral Home m Galeton is In charge of the arrangements.
RUSSELL M. LOSINGER
Russell M. Losinger, 53, Wellsboro RD 4, died today, Friday, January 7, 1972, in the Blossburg State Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Losinger, an employe of Tycov Bolter Co., Covington, was born March 20, 1918, in Wellsboro, a son of John and Martha Wood Losinger. Surviving are his wife, the former Mavis Borden; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Barrett, Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Lorraine Barrett, Troy, and Mrs. Donna Rice, Wellsboro; a son, LuVerne, Abilene, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Wilcox and Mrs. Margaret Wilcox, both of Wellsboro; and four brothers, Eber, Kenneth and Floyd, all of Wellsboro, and Richard, also of Troy. The funeral was held on Sunday at Kuhl and Spink's, 126 Main Street. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. The Rev. Devere Mayo officiated.
MERRICK Maria L
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, June 30, 1909
Mrs. Maria L Herrington aged 81 years, widow of the late Deroy Herrington, who died In August, 1899, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milo G. Austin, on Central Avenue, last Thursday morning about 10 o'clock. She had been in rather poor health for several years, but was able to be up and about the house and was apparently as well as usual when, she arose Thursday morning. She breakfasted with the family and was expecting to go out to dinner, when she suddenly became very ill and passed peacefully away a—short time later Mrs. Herrlngton was a daughter of Israel and Julia Erway Merrick and she was born in Wellsboro on September 30, 1827. After her marriage she resided on a farm on Pine creek near Ansonia until the death of her husband. Five children were born to them, of whom three are living: Mrs. Mary Petrie and Mrs. M, G. Austin, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Joseph C. Freidel, at Hammondsport, N. Y. Two brothers and one sister also survive her—Major George W. Merrick, Mr. Ellis J. Merrick and Miss Ella Merrick, all of Wellsboro. Mrs. Herrington was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Wellsboro, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her life was one of usefulness and devotion to her family and friends. The funeral was held on Saturday at 11 a. m., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Austin on Central Avenue; Rev A C Shaw, D D pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating, interment was made in the family burying plot at Ansonia.
MORROW - Joyce J. Sheeder
Wellsboro, Pa. | Joyce J. Sheeder, 68, of Route 287, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 at her home. She was employed as a waitress for various restaurants for over 34 years. Survivors include her five sons, Paul Statts of Wellsboro, Mike Statts of Exeter, Kenneth Statts of Hughesville, Ronald Statts of Muncy Valley, James Statts of Texas; a brother, Hugh A. Morrow of Olean, N.Y.; a sister, Martha Moss of Olean, N.Y.Calling hours are noon- 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pastor James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery.
MOSHER Agatha M Schoonover
Wellsboro Gazette – October 10, 1984
Agatha M Schoonover, 82, formerly of Ansonia, Shippen Township, Tioga County, Pa. died Wednesday evening, Oct 3, 1984 at Broad Acres Nursing Home Charleston Township where she was a resident. She was born June 28, 1902, at Wellsboro, a daughter of William and Mazzie Manning Mosher. A retired licensed practical nurse, she had been employed at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Fla. Mrs. Schoonover was a member of First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. She was a past president of the Wellsboro and Tioga Chapter of the American Assn. of Retired Persons. A member of the Lady Rebekah Gaines Lodge, she was a past grand and district deputy. Her husband, Lee M Schoonover died in 1950. Surviving are: son and daughter in-law, Chester and Daisy Schoonover of Winter Haven, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Mazie and Harry Colegrove of Tioga; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Winonia) Confer of Ansonia; half-sister. Mrs. Lizzie Hall of New Castle, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Nina Mosher of Wellsboro and Helen Mosher of Corning, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Trudy Hunt of Wellsboro, Mary Troyan of Pineville, N.C., Debra Button of Binghamton, N.Y., Harry Lee Colegrove, of Tioga, Cheryl Neilson, Rexa Banks, Tina Colvin and Gary Schoonover, all of Winter Haven, Florida; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro with The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, a retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The family provided the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Broad Acres Nursing Home or the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro.
MOSHER BERTHA W. BALDWIN WATKINS
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 19 Mar 2003, p. 6
Bertha W. Baldwin Watkins, 80, of Wellsboro RR5 died March 14, 2003 at home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth C. Baldwin, who died in 1983, and the late Robert Watkins, who died in 1990. Bertha was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Almond, N.Y., the daughter of the late Corral S. and Helen L. House Mosher. She was a housewife, member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, and enjoyed music, bingo and playing the piano. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Carol and George Moon of Wellsboro; son Richard Baldwin of Wellsboro; son and fiancee George Baldwin and Ann West of Wellsboro; brothers and sister-in-law Darwin Mosher of Lacoshie, Fla. and Leland and Ruth Mosher of Andover, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be private at the Ansonia Cemetery. A memorial will be held at a later date in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.
MOSS - WAGAMAN
Marion L. Age 92, of Wellsboro, PA, died January 23, 2006 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late William Wagaman who died in 1963. Marion was born August 17, 1913 in Ansonia, PA, the daughter of the late Dominick and Grace Atwell Moss, and was a homemaker. Surviving are sons, James H. Wagaman, Belhaven, NC, and Mark C. Wagaman, Wellsboro, PA; sister, Angeline Banahan, New Britain, CT; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, William H. Wagaman and Joseph A. Wagaman. Friends and family are invited to Marion's Life Celebration on Thursday, January 26, 2006, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral and committal to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Vern Holliday officiating. Burial in Ansonia Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Ansonia Cemetery Association, 1398 March Creek Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Martin Murphy, aged 62 years, of Dantz Run, died Thursday about 7 p.m. at the Blossburg hospital. The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, burial in the Ansonia cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 October 1919.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 9, 1938
Chester Schoonover, aged 76 years, of Marshcreek, died Wednesday afternoon at the Blossburg Hospital. He is survived by a son, Lee, of Ansonia, and a daughter. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Ansonia church, Rev. C. W. Sheriff, officiating; burial in the Ansonia cemetery.
SCHOONOVER - LEAH M. KILBOURNE
The Wellsboro Gazette - 2 Apr 1970, p. 14
Mrs. Leah M. Kilbourne, 74, 39 Jackson St., died Saturday March 28, 1970 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months. Mrs. Kilbourne was born in Potter County, September 24, 1895 a daughter of Chester and Elizabeth Baker Schoonover. She was the widow of the late Ira Dorr Kilbourne who died in 1953. Mrs. Kilbourne was a member of the Calvary Tabernacle Church. Surviving Mrs. Kilbourne are: 1 son, Ira Dorr Kilbourne, Jr.; 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Donna Packard and Miss Dorene Kilbourne; and 1 great grandson, Stephen Packard II, all of Lawrenceville. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl and Spink funeral home on Wednesday April 1, 1970 with Rev. Paul W. Baughman, pastor of the Calvary Tabernacle Church officiating. Burial was in the Ansonia Cemetery.
SCHOONOVER Lee M.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, August 9, 1850
Lee M. Schoonover, retired employee of the New York Central Railroad, died Saturday at his home, Wellsboro, R.D.4. He was 54 years old. He was born in Clymer township Sept 24, 1895, son of C.L. and Elisabeth Baker Schoonover. His lifetime was spent in Tioga county. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Agatha Mosher Schoonover; a son, Chester, of Wellsboro, RD. 2; daughter, Mrs. Harry Colegrove, of Nelson, R.D.; one sister, Mrs. Leah Kilbourne, of Wellsboro; four grandchildren and two nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. in the Ansonia church; burial in the Ansonia cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 29, 1939
Marcus Schoonover, aged 69 years, died Sunday at the Tioga County Home; burial at Ansonia yesterday.
SMITH John C
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, April 20, 1927
Gaines, April 18.—John Smith died at his home in Gaines April 10, after quite a long illness, aged 75 years. He fell a few months ago and broke his collar bone, and although he had been out some he gradually failed until the end. He was born at Montoursville and was married to Elizabeth Campbell 58 years ago, who survives him. To them were born three children, only one of whom survives, Mrs. Lena Kohler, of Gaines. He also leaves one grandchild, Miss Ruth Kohler, of Gaines, and the following brothers and sisters: Jacob Smith, of Middlebury; Horace Greeley Smith, of Nelson; Mrs. Susan Hamilton and Mrs. Lydia Short, of Wellsboro. A prayer service was held at the home of his daughter and the funeral was held at Ansonia, April 13, Rev. Mr. Woodruff officiating; burial was in the Ansonia cemetery. Deceased had lived at Gaines and nearby places practically all of his life. His father, the late Perry Smith, was a well , known lumberman and he also lumbered but he was a butcher by trade, although he had not really worked at his trade for quite a good many years. The last active business he was engaged in was selling goods of various kinds in his own and nearby towns. He will be missed by a large circle of relatives and friends.
SMITH Jacob Ransom
Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, April 4, 1940
Jacob Ransom Smith, aged 72 years died last Wednesday at the family home in Keeneyville. He was one of the pioneer residents of that section. He was born at Ivans Mills, near Blackwells, May 10, 1867, son of Perry and Louise Smith, and when a young man entered the lumbering business at Galeton. December 24, 1887 he married Miss Harriet Sanders, of Marsh Creek and In 1917 purchased the farm he operated successfully until a year ago when his health failed. He is survived by his widow; four sons, Elmer, of Atlanta, Ga.; Elwyn and Gordon, of Middlebury; Harold of Elkland; five daughters, Mrs. Newell Houghtaling, of Middlebury; Mrs. Anna Ohls, of Soldiers, Pa.: Mrs. Ethel Meeks, of Glenfield, N. Y.; Mrs. Julia Colegrove and Miss Genevieve Smith at home; also several grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Shot, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Sunday at the Keeneyville Methodist church; burial at Ansonia.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Oct. 30, 1912, Pg 5
Mr. Isaac Stryker, aged 75 years, died Oct. 18, at 10 pm at his home near Ansonia. He had been in poor health for the past two years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters - Mrs. Lincoln Newell of Wellsboro; Mrs. George Madison of Ohio and Mrs. Daniel Kenyon of Coudersport. The funeral was held October 20; burial in the Ansonia Cemetery. (Wife when he died was Sally Peterson Dodge Stryker)
TRAUTNER - SHELLEY, Dorothy
Age 75, of Gaines, PA, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at her home. Born September 22, 1932 in Carter Camp, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Velma (Hoppe) Trautner. She was a graduate of Galeton High School. She was married to William "Bud" Shelley, who predeceased her in 1986. Dorothy worked at Galeton Production and the Gaines Tackle Shop, and then owned and operated Shelley's Upholstery and Shelley's Ceramics in Gaines. She enjoyed gardening, watching birds and making birdhouses and quilts for all her family members to cherish. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Surviving are four daughters, Debbie Mann, Denise (Dave) Miller, Diane (Dave) Wolz, and Donna (Brian) Richar, all of Gaines; eight grandchildren, Misty, Brad, Davy, Billy, DJ, Christie, Chris and Ashley; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Andy and Frankie; five sisters, Helen, Alice, Anna, Margaret and Louisa; and two cats, Trouble and Cry Baby. In addition to her parents and her husband; Dorothy was predeceased by an infant son, William; and a sister, Nellie Everitt. Friends may call at the Ansonia Cemetery, Ansonia, PA, on Friday, June 20, 2008, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2008.
VANATTA WALTER G.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA-- Thursday, September 24, 1964
Walter G. Vanatta, 86, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Friday at his home. Born March 13, 1878 at Cross Forks, he was the son of John and Henrietta Couch Vanatta. He was a retired farmer and attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church at Ansonia. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Esther Vanover, Wellsboro, RD 4; a sister, Mrs Edith Heller of Aberdeen, MD; one grandchild, seven gr-grandchildren and one gr-gr-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church at Ansonia, with the Rev. Clara Lehmann officiating. Burial was in Ansonia Cemetery. Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home.
WALKER CECIL C.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 12 Jul 1989, p. 10
Cecil C. Walker, 77, of RD 4, Wellsboro, died Saturday, July 8, 1989, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born May 4, 1912, in Asaph, he was the son of James B. and Hattie B. Walker. He was retired owner and operator of Walker's Tire Service in Wellsboro. A member and past master of the Ossea Lodge #317, F. and A. M. in Wellsboro, he was also a member of the Coudersport Consistory. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Eleanor Baldwin Walker, son and daughter-in-law James and Nancy Walker, of RD 4, Wellsboro, sister Mrs. Edward [Evelyn] Van Zile of Elmira, N. Y., two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Steven J. and Bonnie Walker and Kent S. Walker, two great-grandchildren, Khara and Todd, and several nieces and nephews. There was no visitation. Services were held Monday, July 10, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The Rev. William R. Lusk officiated. Burial was made in Ansonia Cemetery. The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the charity of one's choice.
CHARLES B. WALKER
Charles B. Walker, 78, of RD#4, Wellsboro, died Thursday, Dec. 10, at his home. Born Feb. 4, 1909, at Shippen Township, he was the son of Burt and Hattie Beel Walker. He was a retired owner and operator of the Twin Pines Exxon Station in Ansonia and was a member of the Ansonia Full Gospel Church. His wife, the former Louise Caroline VanZile, died Aug. 22, 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Esther Kulp of RD#2, East Earl; a son, Philip of RD#4, Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Butler and Mrs. Evelyn VanZile, both of Elmira, NY; a brother, Cecil of RD#4, Wellsboro; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St, Wellsboro. The Rev. Herbert Frost of Wellsboro officiated. Burial was made in Ansonia Cemetery.
WEBSTER Lona L. Banker
96, of Sunview Drive, Wellsboro, died
Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Bliss Banker who died in 1963. Lona was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Burner, W. Va., the daughter of the late Vernon and Phoebe White Webster. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, "1935" and had been a motel clerk for the Canyon Motel, Wellsboro, for 21 years. Surviving are son, Willard Banker of Wellsboro; granddaughter, Malisa Banker of Bath, N.Y.; great-grandchild, McKia Johns of Bath, N.Y.; brother, Arvil Webster of Robinsville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Doris Banker of Peach Tree City, Ga.; nephew, Eugene (Pat) Banker of York; niece, Anita (Tom) Peterson of Atlanta, Ga. She was predeceased by brothers, Lorin and Vernon Webster and sister, Grace Denton. Friends and family are invited to Lona's Life Celebration on Friday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. The funeral will follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Association, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Wellsboro Gazette -August 17, 2010
YOUNG William M
William M., Sr. Age 86, of Cherry Street, Wellsboro, PA, died February 9, 2006 at home. He was the husband of Ardell D. Doane Berg Young whom he married June 1, 1995. Bill was born June 26, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Charles S. and Mary Elizabeth Miller Young. He was a retired employee of Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, NY, and Dresser, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. He was a former member of the Wellsboro Moose #1147, Past President for the Ingersoll-Rand Union, and a U.S. Navy Seabee veteran serving during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Surviving are his wife, Ardell; daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Chris Carleton, Woodstock, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, William Young, Jr., Gilman, WI, and James and Deborah Young, Mansfield, PA; stepdaughter, Donna Rae and Marc Siegfried, Steilacoom, WA; stepson, Donald Duane and Deborah Berg, Bokeelia, FL; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Agnes M. Walsh Young in 1983; brothers, Charles and Howard Young; and sisters, Olive, Catherine, Elizabeth and Bertha. Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Saturday, February 11, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral and committal there on Sunday, February 12, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Verne Holliday officiating. Burial in Ansonia Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to a charity of one's choice in his memory, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.