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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituaries by Cemetery Section
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 


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by Joyce M. Tice
April 2009
Arbon Cemetery Listing 2009













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Do You Know that 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.
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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.

Raymond A. Haddow, 73, of Blossburg, a native of Morris Run, died Wednesday, January 5, 1972, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He was admitted December 10 as a medical patient. Mr. Haddow, a retired miner, was born April 23, 1898, the son of Alex and Belle Boyd Haddow. Surviving are a son, Matthew, also of Blossburg; two daughters, Mrs. Edson Watkins of Covington RD, and Mrs. Eugene House, also of Blossburg; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Saturday at Auld’s North Williamson Road. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. John Shypulfski, pastor of the Blossburg Baptist Church, officiated.

WAYNE HADLEY. On the afternoon of April 3, 2001, the Lord called home the soul of His servant, long-time Canton resident Arthur Wayne Hadley, 85, while he resided at Bradford County Manor.  Born in the Blossburg area August 26, 1915, he was the son of Philip and Florence (Smith) Hadley.  He grew up in Hamilton Township, Tioga County, where he attended the schools of Morris Run and Blossburg, graduating from Blossburg High School.  During the 1930s he was employed as a foundry worker with Ward Manufacturing Company.  When the United States entered World War II he enlisted in the Army.  He served in Italy with the 91st Infantry Division.  Once while on reconnaissance maneuvers, he was pinned down by enemy gunfire.  The situation appeared hopeless, but he prayed for God’s help and the Lord delivered him safety back to his unit.  Mr. Hadley dedicated himself to serving the Lord in any way that he could from that day forward.  After returning to civilian life he worked as a letter carrier out of the Roaring Branch Post Office.  He married a local girl named Harriet Cole, who diedin the later 1950s.  But in a few years another woman came to brighten his life, Kathleen McLean, who was then living in Elmira, had met him in the first grade and had known him throughout high school.  As a teen he had attempted to start a relationship with Kathleen but she declined citing her plans for leaving the area and further her education.  A mutual friend who had kept in touch with Kathleen over the years brought the two together and on June 27, 1964 they were united in marriage.  In 1967 they moved to Canton.  Mr. Hadley never forgot his promise to the Lord.  He became an active member of the Canton United Methodist Church and its successor the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  He served in numerous capacities and was always present when work needed to be done.  Just like the Levities of Bible times, he tended to the daily tasks necessary to keep the House of the Lord running smoothly.  He was active in several area organizations; a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714; the 91st Infantry Division Association, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Blossburg; Canton Lodge No. 415, Free and Accepted Masons, the Valley of Towanda Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Valley of Williamsport Consistory; the Royal Arch chapter No. 261 in Troy.  Surviving are his wife, Kathleen, at home; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Lucille Hadley, Leisure City, FL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Clara Cole, Ogdensburg; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Hadley, Florida; Leowa Hadley, Elmira; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Harriet; his twin brother, James; brothers Glenn and Philip.  Funeral services were conducted from the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, April 7, with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff, officiating.  Those wishing to honor Mr. Hadley’s memory may do so through the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund in care of the church.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HALL - Mrs. Agnes H. Kohler, 60, wife of Ralph Kohler of North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Thursday, June 26, 1975 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born October 13, 1914 in Morris Run, she was a daughter of William and Bessie Carey Hall. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Dora Taylor of New Cumberland and Mrs. Linda Vulatis of Middletown; a son, Gary of Blossburg; five brothers, Arthur, Dean and Ralph Hall of Blossburg, Evan Hall of Mansfield RD, and Robert Hall of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Hadley of Blossburg and Mrs. Frances Cleveland of Mansfield and four grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday June 28, 1975 at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 3, 1975

HALL – Mrs. E. Esther Esaias, wife of Thomas J. Esaias of Canton Star Route, died at the Blossburg Hospital Thursday, June 8, 1961, following an extended illness. She was 71. She was a member of the North Union Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a past matron of Canton Chapter 71, Order of the Eastern Star and a former district deputy grand matron of District 17, of the OES. She was a past master of the Union Center Grange No. 784, a former chaplain of the Tioga County Pomona Grange No. 30, and a member of the state and national granges. She and Mr. Esaias observed their 49th wedding anniversary Dec. 25, 1960. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Preston of Canton, Mrs. Gwen Arbogast of Mansfield RD 1, the Rev. Esther H. Lambert of Pittsburgh and Miss Phyllis Johnson of New York City; three sons, Evor of Baltimore, MD, Hall of Columbia Cross Roads, and Lewis R. at home; a half-sister, Mrs. Marie Parcell of Orangeville; two brothers, Thomas Hall of Barnesboro and Evan Hall of Orangeville; a half-brother, Lewis Estep of Berwick; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held at 2 PM Sunday at North Union Christian Church with the Rev. John R. Esaias, Sr. and the Rev. Ralph R. Knight officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 14 June 1961, p.4

HANFORD Leroy T. - Blossburg Airman Killed in Plane Crash - Cpl. Leroy T. Hanford, 21, of Blossburg, specialist on a heavy bomber was one of nine men killed last Wednesday when a heavy bomber crashed into Tampa Bay, four miles from the Florida coast. The young airman who was brought to Blossburg for burial on Tuesday, is the son of Mrs. Grace Hanford, of Blossburg, who received the telegram from the War Department last Thursday notifying her of her son's death. Cpl. Hanford was inducted into the service in January 1943 and was training in the Army Air Corps in radio mechanics at Drew Field, Florida, when the accident occurred. He spent a furlough in Blossburg with his mother last October. Besides his mother he is survived by one sister, Miss Peggy Hanford, of Elmira; one brother, Norman, of Rochester, NY; and his grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe Glenwright, of Blossburg. Mrs. Herman Baumann of Wellsboro, is a cousin of the young airman. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 14, 1944, p.1

Fred W. Hannah, 79, of 224 Davis Street, Blossburg, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1973 at his home following an extended illness.  He was born in the West Indies on Nov. 10, 1893.  Mr. Hannah was a retired employee of the J.P. Ward Foundry. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; two sons, Samuel, of Blossburg, and Gordon, of Portland, Ore., and one grandchild. The funeral was at 1:30 p.m.  Sunday at Auld’s, North Williamson Road. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Covington Baptist Church, officiated.

 John Hanwell Sr., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfred Jackson, in Blossburg, January 16.  He was born in New York city in 1835 and removed to Blossburg with his parents when four years of age.  In 1854 he was married to Miss Keturah Jones, now deceased.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John H. Williams, of St. Benedict, Pa.; Mrs. John Cowan, of Wilton, ND., and Mrs. Alfred Jackson, of Blossburg; five sons, George W. Hanwell and Charles Hanwell, of Vintondale, Pa.; Henry Hanwell, of St. Benedict, Pa.; Kobert E. Hanwell and John E. Hanwell, of Blossburg; also two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Esgar, of Bozeman, Montana, and Mrs. Sarah Fritz, of Hope, Kansas; two brothers, Henry Hanwell, of Bozeman, Montana and George Hanwell of Blossburg.  Thirty grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren also survive her.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. F.K. Sebring, of the Second Congregational church, officiating, and were in charge of Arbon Lodge, No. 489, I. O. O. F., of which deceased was a member.  Burial was in the family plat in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)

Age 91, of Arnot, died Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born in Blossburg, July 11, 1918, he was the son of the Walter and Millicent Swanson Harding. Louis was married to the late Helen Shink, whom he was married to for 48 years; worked at Dresser-Rand; a veteran of WWII, U.S. Army; Methodist by Faith; a member of the Arnot Sportsmen Club and the Blossburg VFW. Surviving are his children, Raymond E. (Jo) Harding of Blossburg, Gary Alan (Lisa) Harding of Millerton; sisters, Lillian Larrison and Frances Bogaczyk, both of Mansfield; brother, Charles Harding of Covington; grandchildren, Ray, Christy, Timothy, Brett, Kenny and Kathy Jo. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday October 9th, from 12-2 p.m. Funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. with William Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Arbon Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 7, 2009

HENRY HARRIS, 75 of 335 Broadway died at the family home at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1942 after an extended illness.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hattie Clement Harris; three daughters, Mrs. Orson Jones of Corning, Miss Sophia Harris at home and Mrs. James Eadie of Elmira; three brothers, Lemuel Harris of Elmira, William Harris of Wilmington, Del. and Benjamin Harris of Charleroi, Pa.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The body is in the Hagerman Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Stewart Walker officiating.  Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/20/1942

MISS SOPHIA HARRIS age 80, formerly of 207 Boardman St., Wednesday, October 13, 1976 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 with funeral and committal services there Friday evening at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Louis Isch, her pastor officiating.  Interment Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1976

HART - Mrs Charles Besanceney
Hart- Mrs Mertie Hart Besanceney, aged 73 years, of Richmond Township, died at 8 pm. Wednesday August 20,1941 while visiting at the home of a neighbor. She was born July 9 , 1868, at Hartsfield, daughter of John and Hannah Welty Hart, and was married in 1888 to Charles W. Besanceney. They lived in Landrus, Arnot and Blossburg, before moving to Mansfield in 1926. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Blossburg, And of the Good Pal Class of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. She is survived by Four sons, Lt. Elvin Besanceney, of Ragley, La., Ellery of Mansfield, Theodore, of Camptown, and Walter , of Blossburg; a brother, E. M. Hart, of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs Jerome Stroud, of Buttonwood, Pa; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Clifton Dawson, of the Canoe Camp church , officiated. Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.

 Mrs. Helen H. Martin, 76, of Blossburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1973, in Carbondale Nursing Home, Carbondale, Lackawanna County, following a prolonged illness. She was born in Blossburg on July 20, 1897, a daughter of Dr. Edward and Tinney VanDusen Healy. Mrs. Martin was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She was a retired physical therapist. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Current Events Club. Surviving is a niece and a nephew. The funeral was held Saturday at Adams' Funeral Home, 303 Main Street.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. George E. Booth, her pastor, officiated.

HEALY - John D. Healy, 64, of Blossburg State Hospital Sunday, July 11, 1954, following an extended illness. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. For 38 years he was a station agent for the Erie Railroad, 18 years at Arnot and 20 years at Blossburg. His only survivors are a cousin, Thomas F. Healy, Newark, NY, and nieces and nephews. Prayer services were Wednesday at his home with requiem mass following at 9:30 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, The Rev. Gerard Canivan officiated and burial was in Arbon Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954

HEALEY - John D. Healey, 64, of Blossburg, died Sunday, July 11, 1954, following and extended illness. He was station agent for the Erie Railroad at Arnot and Blossburg for 40 years before retiring five years ago. He was a veteran of World War I, and a communicant of St. Andrew's Church of Blossburg. His wife, Mrs. Carrie Welch Healey, died last May [1954]. survived by cousins, Thomas F. Healey of Newark, NY, and Mrs. Marie Goldmeyer of Elmira; brother-in-law, Harry Welch, at home; several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday afternoon to the family home at Blossburg, where a prayer service was held today at 9 a.m. followed by Requiem Mass at 9:30 in St. Andrew's Church, Blossburg, the Rev. Gerard F. Canivan officiating. Burial in St. Andrew's Cemetery. [Probably in Arbon Cemetery] The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the home. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954

 Kathryn Bowens, 75, of Balston Lake, NY, formerly of Blossburg, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1987, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Jean LeVann, also of Balston Lake. She was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Upper Lehigh, the daughter of Walter and Martha Davis Heckler. She was a member of Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run, and its Ladies Aid Society. In 1983, Mrs. Bowens retired as cook at the Hamilton Club, Morris Run, after 30 years of service. Her husband, Robert Bowens, died in 1962. Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are a son, Robert Jr. of Blossburg; a brother, Walter Heckler of Freeland; four sisters, Mrs. Mary McLaughlin and Mrs. Thelma Potoskie, both of Freeland, Mrs. Lorraine Kaufman of Gordon, and Mrs. Edith Edmunds of Hazelton; four grandchildren, one great grandson, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris Run, Tuesday, Sept. 1.  The Rev. George E. Doran, supply pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was made in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Arrangements were by the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg. Memorial donations may be made to Siloa Lutheran Church, in care of Joan Hodder, RD#1, Box 299, Blossburg, 16912.

HENSEL – Jospeh Hensel, Jr., 75, of Arnot, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1986, in Marion Community Hospital, Ocala, FL. Born Aug. 10, 1910, at New York City, he was a son of Joseph Sr. and Julia Schaeffer Hensel. He was a member of Arnot Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hensel retired as a captain of Linden, NJ, Police Department and later moved to Arnot, where he served as postmaster. He was chairman of the Arnot Citizens Committee. Mr. Hensel was a member of the Linden, NJ, Police Benevolent Society. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Lawson; a daughter, Mrs. Alene Pelkey, of Richardson, Texas; a son, Joseph F., of Venice, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Gitzing of Linden, NJ; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 PM Thursday at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial will be in Arbor Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Paul Gordon, his pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday.

HERON – Death of Mrs. Alexander DUNSMORE.  Mrs., Elizabeth HERON DUNSMORE, died at her home in St. Benedict, Pa., on August 11th after a short illness.  Her husband and nine children survive her.  William G., Anna, Janet, Isse, Agnes, of St. Benedict; Joseph, of Philipsburg; Alexander, Jr., of Curwensville; Robert and Archie M. of DuBois. The remains accompanied by her family and relatives were taken to Blossburg on a special train last Tuesday.  The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Myron STRATTON at 10 O’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. J. C. LINCOLN pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of St. Benedict, assisted by Rev. C. E. DRAKE, o the Baptist Church, Blossburg, officiating; burial in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.  1907 Aug. 21st, Wellsboro Agitator


HERON – Death of James HERON – We learn just as we go to press that James HERON, Treasurer of the Fall Brook Coal Company, died last Sunday, at his residence, in Blossburg, from an attack of billous fever.  Mr. HERON was a gentleman highly respected by all who knew him or ever had occasion to transact business with him.  He was a man of perfect integrity, and had won and deserved the implicit confidence of the company he has served so long.  His loss can but be severely felt by them.  1872 Sept. 24th Wellboro Agitator

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgHERON – James DOUMAUX HERON, 65, of Blossburg, died at the Blossburg State Hospital last Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock following a week’s illness. Born in Antrim, the son of Samuel and Virginia DOUMAUX HERON, he spent his early life a Fall Brook, where his father was superintendent of the Fall Brook Coal Company.  He was educated at Mansfield Normal School for many years, and was engaged in the hardware business at Blossburg.  His later years had been spent as bookkeeper at the Blossburg State Hospital.  His wife Estella HERON died several years ago.  Surviving is one brother, the Rt. Rev. Raymond A. HERON, of Boston, Mass; an aunt, Mrs. J. F. PICKALLS, of Des Plaines, Ill., and the following cousins: S. Y. DOUMAUX and Mrs. Florence DOUMAUX of Wellsboro; Lincoln DOUMAUX, of Rochester; Louis DOUMAUX, OF Jersey Shore, and Mrs. S. T. NIVLING, of Miami, Florida. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John HILTON at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Buried in Arbon Cemetery. 1946 Feb. 2nd, Wellsboro Gazette +++

HERON – Mr. Samuel HERON, aged nearly 52, died on March 14th at his home in Blossburg.  He was born in that borough in 1855, and was the oldest son of the late James HERON.  When about 16 years of age he entered the employ of the Fall Brook Coal Company, at Fall Brook, as clerk in the cashier’s office, and held the position for several years.  Later he went to Antrim where he was employed as paymaster.  After remaining there for a number of years he returned to Fall Brook in 1888, where he was cashier of the company’s office and store agent. In 1891 he removed to Blossburg and purchased the hardware business of Brown & Benter, which he conducted for about a year.  In August, 1902, he purchased Fall Brook which comprised a large tract of hardwood timber and coal land, and since that time he had devoted his energies to his business interests there.  Mr. HERON was a member of the Episcopal Church, was president of the School Board of Blossburg and a member of Bloss Lodge F. & A. M.  He was one of the most prominent and substantial citizens of southeastern Tioga County and his friends were countless.
In October 1877 Mr. HERON married Miss Virginia A. DOUMAUX, who with two sons, James and Raymond, survive him.  His mother, Mrs. James HERON; two sisters, Misses Jennie and Josephine HERON, of Canastota, N. Y. and three brothers; Messer John HERON, of Nickerson, Minn.; James HERON, of St. Paul, Minn., and Robert    HERON, of Dolgelville, N. Y. also survive him.   Funeral services were held on the 18th instant at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr, PERRY of St. Luke’s Church, of Blossburg, officiating. The pallbearers were the Wardens and Vestrymen of St. Luke’s Church, Messrs. C.S. ROCKWELL, George ENGLAND, James R. BOUNEY, H. H. ROBERTS, S. H. HOLLANDS and C. E. GRINELL.  The flower bearers were Arthur W. SMITH, F. S. HUGHES, ESQ, Dr. F. G. DAVIS and James MCQUEOWN, members of Bloss Lodge, F. & A. M., the Masons having charge of the services at the grave. 1907 Mar 27th, Wellsboro Agitator. +++

HERON – Mr. Samuel HERON, whose death from miner’s asthma occurred recently at Arnot, where he had lived for 28 years was 67 years old. He was born in Scotland but came to this country over 50 years ago and located in Blossburg.  He was for many years a foreman for the Fall Brook Coal Company at Fall Brook and after he became a resident of Arnot he was employed by the Blossburg Coal Company.  He was held in general esteem, and served the public officially a school Director, Justice and Supervisor. He married a few years after his arrival in this country.  Miss Emma DAVIS, of Larryscreek, Lycoming County, whom he survived.  They had 13 children of whom five survive.  They are Messrs. Thomas, MORGAN, David and James HERON all of Arnot, and Mrs. John SHEEHAN of Hastings, Pa. Mr. HERON’s burial which took place in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery in Blossburg, was witnessed by many friends in addition to his relatives.  1901 Oct. 16th, Wellsboro Agitator


HERON – Thomas Smith HERON died Jan. 24, at the family residence in Elmira, aged 64 years.  He is survived by a widow; three daughters; Mrs. L. J. DENERS, of St. Paul; Mrs. L. W. HARVEY of Rochester, Pa.; Gladys HERON of Liberty; three step-daughters; Mrs. Clayton STRATTON, of Fallen Timber, Pa.; Mrs. Edward COGGSHALL, of Elmira; two brothers; Morgan H. and James of –eilwood, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. John SHEEHAN, of Philadelphia.  The remains were taken to Blossburg for burial. Arbon Cemetery. 1919 Feb. 5th, Wellsboro Agitator


HERON, Thomas Smith – Thomas Smith Heron died Jan. 24, at the family residence in Elmira, aged 64 years.  He is survived by a widow, three daughters, Mrs. I.J. Deneres, of St. Paul; Mrs. L. W. Harvey, of Rochester, Pa.; Gladys Hereon, of Liberty; three step-daughters, Mrs. W. S. Rennie of St. Benedict, Pa.; Mrs. Clayton Stratton, of Fallen Timber, Pa.; Mrs. Edward Coggshall, of Elmira; two brothers, Morgan H. and James of Weilwood, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. John Sheehan, of Philadelphia.  The remains were taken to Blossburg for burial.    Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.


HEWITT - Alfred Hewitt of Blossburg, PA, died Thursday, June 12, 1958. He operated the Hewitt Bakery and Grocery in Blossburg, member of the Blossburg Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Katherine Eddings Hewitt; daughters, Mrs. Harold Terry and Mrs. Howard Burke, both of Mansfield, Mrs. Morton Jones of Bryn Mawr, PA; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 at the Blossburg Methodist Church. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1958


HIGLAND, John – John Higland died in Morris Run on February 24 of typhoid fever.  He was 53 years of age.  Mr. Higland was born in Sweden but had lived in Morris Run for a number of years.  He is survived by a widow and one son.  Burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg, on Saturday, March 1.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1919


HIGLAND – Mrs. Victoria Olga Thiemann, 79, of 170 South Main Street, Mansfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1977, in Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ. She was the widow of John C. Thiemann who died in 1923. Mrs. Thiemann had been a medical patient at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She recently was transferred to the New Jersey hospital to be near her daughter, Mrs. William [Christine] Bower, who lives in nearby Washington, NJ. Mrs. Thiemann was born on March 3, 1897 in Morris Run, a daughter of Gustave and Kristrina Gundberg Higland. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. Mrs. Thiemann also was a member of Twilight Chapter 475, Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge 291 and the American Legion Post 478 Auxiliary, all at Mansfield. She was a retired employee of Mansfield State College where she had worked for over 30 years. Surviving, besides her daughter, are three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. – Wellsboro Gazette, 26 January 1977, p12


HILFIGER Lewis "Lewey" [SRGP 12298]
Age 79, of Covington, PA, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Lewey was the husband of Meda (Whitebread) Hilfiger. He was born March 13, 1929 in Covington, PA, a son of Carlton and Gertrude (Soper) Hilfiger. Lewey was the original owner/operator of Hilfiger the Digger. He was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church where he served as Trustee and was chairman for 18 years. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge #147, Blossburg Blue Lodge, a member of the Williamsport Consistory, Loyal Order of the Moose, Odd Fellows, and a lifetime member of the Covington Grange. He enjoyed Seneca Lake, boating, was an avid bowler and was Santa Claus to many area kids and residents of Broad Acres. His favorite pastimes were mowing lawns, operating heavy equipment and tractors. Lewey is survived by his wife, Meda; children, William "Bill" (Corinne) Hilfiger of Covington, PA, Janet (Ralph "Dan") Watters of Wellsboro, PA, David (Janie) Hilfiger of Covington, PA, Thomas "Tom" (Mary) Hilfiger of Hornell, NY, Wendy (Les) Albor of Covington, PA, and Cindy (Ed) Gamble of Wellsboro, PA; ten grandchildren, Angela, Curtis, Louie, Chad, Derrick, Tony, Eric, Evan, Patrick, and Blake; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Wyatt and Hanna; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Betty Hilfiger of Covington, PA; a sister, Joy Garrison of Wellsboro, PA; an uncle, Mark (Norma) Hilfiger of Tucson, AZ; a lifelong friend, Warren Tinney of Valdesta, GA; special nieces and nephews, and numerous special friends. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Matthew Albor in 1991, and Edward George Gamble in 1993; a brother, John Hilfiger. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 9, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with a Masonic Service at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, 2008, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. The family will provide the flowers. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Donations may be made in Lewey's name to the Blossburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 17, Blossburg, PA 16912.

HILFIGER - Lewis Hilfiger [SRGP 12298], 79, of Covington, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Meda; three sons, William Hilfiger and David Hilfiger, both of Covington, and Thomas Hilfiger of Hornell, N.Y.; three daughters, Janet Watters and Cindy Gamble, both of Wellsboro, and Wendy Albor of Covington; a brother, George Hilfiger of Covington; and a sister, Joy Garrison of Wellsboro. Calling hours are from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at Blossburg United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg.- Corning Leader, 7 May 2008

HILFIGER - Richard G. Hilfiger [SRGP 12092], 72 years of age, of 342 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, Mar. 31, 1986 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born June 20, 1913, the son of Guy and Mabel Dewey Hilfiger. Mr. Hilfiger had retired as a supervisor at J.P. Ward Foundry. He was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church and its former Century Men's Club, and a member of Blossburg Lodge #350F&AM and the Williamsport Consistory. His wife, the former Ann Carlson, preceded him in death in January 1977. Surviving is a brother, Eugene of Jeannette, and a brother-in-law and sister with whom he resided, Shelton and Edith Curry. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial will be in the Arbon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. tonight, April 2, with a Masonic memorial service at 8 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Book of Memory, c/o  Blossburg United Methodist Church. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 2, 1986

ROMAIN HODDER, 70, Blossburg, PA died November 27, 1995, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Mr. Hodder was born September 3, 1925 in Arnot, PA, a son of William and Maude Bellinger Hodder.  He was a retired inspector for the former J.P. ward Manufacturing, Blossburg; was a World War II Army veteran; a recipient of a Purple Heart; was a member of the Blossburg VFW Supreme Sacrifice Post #8730; and the DAV.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Marguerite Carlton; a son, Jerry Hodder, Arnot, PA; a daughter, Cheryl Hertel, Canton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosella Knapp, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Wayne Thomas in January, 1962.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.  Arrangements were by the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

                Virginia "Dutchie" Nowa-kowski, 74, of Blossburg died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001.   Born Feb. 11, 1926, in Arnot, she was a daughter of Clarence E. and Florence (Shink) Hodder Sr. She was married to the late Raymond Nowakowski.  Her main interests in life were her family and her home. She also enjoyed  caring for many children in the area. Preceding her in death were her husband, Raymond, on May 3, 1978; and two  brothers and a sister, Gilbert and Clarence Hodder Jr. and Gertrude Gruzlewski. Surviving are three sons, Paul Nowakowski of Liberty, Joseph Nowakowski of  Wellsboro and John Nowakowski of Blossburg; one daughter, Kathy  Nowakowski of Blossburg; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Hodder and Ronald Hodder, both of Blossburg; five sisters, Violet Lloyd of Blossburg, Shirley Chapman of Montrose, Elsie Krause of Mainesburg, Bernice Clark of Wellsboro and Sylvia Canfield of Blossburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Funeral services were held there Monday, Jan. 8, with the Rev. John  Shypulefski officiating.  Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and request that those who wish to may direct memorials to the Blossburg Fire and Ambulance at P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, Pa.  16912.

James W. Holleman, 74, of Blossburg, died Tuesday Oct. 6, 2009 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born June 14, 1935, in Blossburg, Jim was the son of James T. and Julia Strong Holleman. Jim was married to the former Harriett Connelly; together they celebrated 46 years of marriage on June 6. He retired from Ward Manufacturing, then continued to work part time as a meat cutter. Jim severed with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post #572 Blossburg, where he served as Past Commander and later the manager for 23 years. He was the co-creator of The Blossburg State Coal Festival and a member of the Blossburg Borough Council. Surviving Jim in addition to his wife Harriett, are his daughters and sons-in-law, Tina (Nicholas) Krystofiak, Sheri (Gus) Ricciardelli; and a sister, Clara Dominikoski. Friends may call at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery with full military honors accorded by William B. Wilson American Legion Post #572 Blossburg; Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167 Morris Run and Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post #8730, Blossburg. After the committal services friends are invited to the William B. Wilson American Legion, Blossburg, for a luncheon.   Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 7 to October 20, 2009

HUGHES – Mrs. Ada BENEDICT died Thursday, Oct. 10, in New York.  She is survived by her husband and two sons, her mother Mrs. Jane HUGHES, of Blossburg; also five sisters and three brothers.  Dr. Alice HUGHES of Williamsport; Mrs. Dale BROWN of Newton, Mass.; Misses Eva, Nellie and Winifred HUGHES, Joseph HUGHES, Attorney, F. S. HUGHES of Blossburg, and Edward HUGHES, of Altoona, Pa. Oct. 22nd, 1919, Wellsboro Gazette +++

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgHUGHES – Dr. Alice HUGHES, one of Blossburg’s most prominent residents, well known throughout the area, died Wednesday, December 8, 1965 at her home at 124 North Williamson Road after an illness of several years.  Had she lived to December 19th she would have been 99 years old. Born in Arnot, December 19, 1866, she was the daughter of Josiah and Jane SMITH HUGHES.  She was a graduate of the Blossburg High School and the Mansfield State Normal School.  For a number of years she taught in the Blossburg School and later went to Wellsboro where she was a member of the school faculty.After several years of teaching, she decided that helping people to regain their health was important to her and she later graduated from the Boston School of Osteopathy.  She established an office in Williamsport where she practiced her profession for many years and where she played an important part in the civic and religious life of the community. She had the honor of being the City’s first woman school director and served in that capacity for a period of twelve years.  She was a member and one of the instigators of the story Telling League of Williamsport and a past president of the organization.  Following her retirement, she came to Blosssburg to reside with her sister, the Misses Nell and Winifred HUGHES.  She continued her activities here and was a member of the Methodist Church, a teacher in the Sunday school and an entertainer at many social and church events.  She was also an honorary steward of the church.She was particularly interested in children and entertained many groups telling them stories at the Memorial Library after school hours and on Saturday afternoons. Beside her church affiliations she was a member of the Blossburg Reading Club and a valuable asset to the group.Dr. HUGHES was an avid reader and with her knowledge, wit and humor made an especially brilliant conversationalist.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Jennie BROWN of Newton, Mass., and the Misses Nell and Winifred HUGHES with whom she resided; also several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Auld Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MILLER officiating.  Burial in Arbon Cemetery.  1965 Dec. 16th, page 8 Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUGHES – Benjamin HUGHES 64, of Blossburg, died at the Blossburg State Hospital last Saturday afternoon. He was born in Morris Run the son of the late Thomas and Catherine HUGHES.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of William B. Wilson Post, American Legion, Blossburg Lodge, F. & A. M., and the Baptist Church.  He had worked as an orderly at the hospital for several years. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Alexander SOMMERVILLE, with whom he resided, Mrs. David HOPKINS, of Duncansville and Mrs. Margaret BLANCHARD, of Kittanning; one brother, John HUGHES of Blossburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.  The American Legion was in charge of the services at Arbon Cemetery.  The Rev. Maurice ENTWISTLE, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated.  1950 Mar. 23rd, Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUGHES – Burton “BERT” HUGHES, died August 6th 1892, 9:30 a.m., at home with his parents at his side.  He died from wounds sustained while helping another. “Dear son, first to leave our band life’s song as yet unsung, while gray hairs gather on our brows thou art forever young.” He was about 21 years of age.  His father is an engineer on the Tioga Railway and his parents are highly respected in Blossburg.  They are heart broken over the tragedy.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o’clock and it was largely attended.  He was buried in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.  1892 Aug. 10th, p.1, Wellsboro Agitator +++

HUGHES – Mrs. Catherine HUGHES, aged 91 years widow of Thomas HUGHES, of Blossburg, died Wednesday morning, July 13, at the family home after a long illness.  A native of Wales, Mrs. HUGHES came to the United States while young when the family settled at Morris Run.
About 23 years ago they moved to Blossburg to make their home.  Mr. HUGHES died 13 years ago.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David HOPKINS, of Altoona; Mrs. Charles BLANCHARD, of Kittanning, and Mrs. A. J. SOMERVILLE, of Blossburg; two sons, John of Nanty-Glo, and Benjamin at home.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Mr. TREVOR officiating; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.  1938 July 20th, Wellsboro Agitator +++

HUGHES Daniel George Hughes
Daniel George Hughes, age 64, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in St. Petersburg. Born on August 30, 1946 in Blossburg, PA, Daniel was the son of George and Mary (Mays) Hughes. Daniel was married to Lucette Hughes. Prior to his retirement, Daniel was employed with Finish Master in St. Petersburg as a shipper. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing the lottery. Daniel was a US Army veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion. In addition to his wife, Lucette, Daniel is survived by a son, Jason Hughes of St. Petersburg, FL; one grandson, Matthew Hughes; a loving sister, Rita Hughes Olson of Blossburg, PA; two special nephews, Carl (Lynette) Olson and Christopher Olson, both of Blossburg, PA; special friends, aunts, uncles and cousins all with whom he had close relationships. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A celebration of Daniel's life will be held immediately following calling hours at 8:00 PM. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery.  Star Gazette - December 4, 2010

HUGHES – Miss E. Mae HUGHES, retired Blossburg High School faculty member, died at her home Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9, after a long illness.  Ill health had caused her to retire from teaching in 1943, but she had substituted for two months of the last term.  Miss HUGHES was born in Blossburg daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HUGHES, and she had lived there all her life with the exception of one year which she spent in Washington, D. C. She was graduated from the Blossburg High School and Mansfield State Teachers College.  She also attended Bucknell University. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service, Blossburg Reading Club; Twilight Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, and o the auxiliary of the William B. WILSON Post, American Legion. Surviving is one brother Thomas of Chicago, with several cousins.  The funeral was held Saturday Rev. Dwight C. LODER officiating; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.  1944 Aug. 16th, Wellsboro Agitator +++

HUGHES – Edward HUGHES of Altoona, Pa., formerly of Blossburg, Pa. died Wednesday, December 16, 1953 following an extended illness.  A native of Liberty, Pa. he was the son of the late Josiah and Jane HUGHES.  He was a graduate of Blossburg High School and Pennsylvania State College.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Alice HUGHES; sisters, Dr. Alice HUGHES, The Misses Nellie and Winifred HUGHES, all of Blossburg and Dale BROWN of Newton, Mass.; brother Joseph HUGHES of Blossburg; cousins LeRoy SMITH, Mrs. Everett MACK, and Mrs. Emma DEAN of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Lawrence DUNN of the Blossburg Methodist Church officiated.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  1953 Dec 24 Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUGHES – Miss. Eva HUGHES died last Saturday afternoon at her home on North Williamson Road in Blossburg, following a long illness.
Miss. HUGHES was a well known writer and contributed stories and articles to numerous magazines, all her life.  She was a member of the Methodist Church at Blossburg and had been active in its various organizations until ill health forced her to give up many activities. Born in Liberty Twp., she was the daughter of late Josiah and Jane HUGHES.  She attended schools in Blossburg and commercial college in Williamsport.  For many years she was employed in the office of her brother, Attorney Frank HUGHES. Her survivors include the following brothers and sisters.  Frank and Joseph HUGHES of Blossburg; Edward of Altoona; Dr. Alice HUGHES of Williamsport; amiss Nellie HUGHES, of Blossburg; Mrs. Dale BROWN and Miss. Winifred HUGHES of Newton, Mass. The services were held at her late residence on Tuesday, with the Rev. Dwight LODER, pastor of the Blossburg Methodist Church officiating; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.  1946 May 16 Wellsboro Agitator +++

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgHUGHES – FRANK HUGHES DIES MONDAY AT BLOSSBURG
Prominent County Jurist Was Onetime Dist. Attorney, County Solicitor
Frank S. HUGHES, prominent attorney of Tioga County, died at the Blossburg State Hospital at 11 o’clock Monday morning following several weeks’ of illness.  Although Mr. HUGHES had been in poor health and had been a patient at Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre several weeks ago, he did not give up his law practice until about two weeks ago. Active as an attorney in the Court of Tioga County, Mr. HUGHES had offices in Wellsboro and Blossburg.  After studying law in the office, of Harvey B. LEACH, Esq., at Blossburg, he was admitted to the Bar on November 26, 1896.  He served as District Attorney from 1905 to 19 8 and was an unsuccessful candidate for the President Judge of Tioga County in 1933.  For several years he served the County as Solicitor. Taken by Death   (Photo here)
FRANK S. HUGHES In his home town, Blossburg, he held several posts of honor as Burgess from 1909 to 1914.  He was a member of the Masonic Order, F. & A. M. of Blossburg Lodge of which he was Past Master.  He was also a member of Williamsport Consistory. Born in Liberty on May 9, 1873 he was the son of Josiah and Jane SMITH HUGHES.  He attended school in Liberty and Morris and graduated from Blossburg High School, later attending Mansfield Normal School.  In 1914 he married Clara BORDEN HUGHES of Arnot, who died two years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul ZELLER, of East Aurora, N.Y., and Marietta, at home in Blossburg: one grandson, Stephen ZELLER, of East Aurora: two brothers, Joseph of Blossburg and Edward of Altoona; four sisters, Dr. Alice and Miss Nellie HUGHES of Blossburg: Mrs. Dale BROWN and Miss Winifred HUGHES of Newton, Mass., also survive. Funeral services will be held at his home in Blossburg this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Dwight LODER officiating: burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. Jun. 16, 1947 the Wellsboro Gazette +++

Word was received in Blossburg Monday of the death of Howard F. HUGHES OF 777 Dubois St. Elmira who died Sunday May 15 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital following extensive illness. Born in Blossburg he was the son of Joseph HUGHES and Ada SHEPHARD HUGHES.  His survivors are two sons Howard E. HUGHES of Wyckoff, N. J. and Joseph HUGHES of Elmira, N. Y., one grandson Steven HUGHES of Wyckoff, N. J., two sisters Mrs. Lois DICKINSON and Mrs. Alice LAZENBY both of Elmira. Funeral and committal services were held in Elmira at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with his pastor Rev. Bruce P. CUMMINGS of Southside Baptist church officiating. Interment was in George Washington Memorial Cemetery in Paramus, N. J.  1977 May 17 Wellsboro Agitator

HUGHES - Joseph Hughes, 89, of Blossburg, died Saturday, July 19, 1958. He was a member of Blossburg Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ada Shepard Hughes; son, Howard, Ridgewood, NJ; daughters, Mrs. James Lazenby and Mrs. Frank Dickinson of Elmira; sisters, Dr. Alice Hughes, Miss Nell and Miss Winifred Hughes of Blossburg and Mrs. Jennie Brown, Newton, Mass.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral was at the home of the sisters in Blossburg at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Herbert Hoskins of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1958

HUGHES – Mr. Josiah G. HUGHES, a well-known and highly-respected citizen of Blossburg, died on the 24 ultimo after a sickness of about three weeks.  Mr. HUGHES was a native of Liberty Township, and he was in the 45th year of his age.  He was a veteran of the war, having been a member of Captain Thomas BRYDEN'S company of “Bucktails.”  Mr. HUGHES was an experienced lumberman, and he carried on extensive operation in that line for many years in Blossburg, Liberty and Morris, and he was a successful business man.  His integrity was unquestioned, and he always held the confidence and highest esteem of the workmen he employed.  It may be said of Mr. HUGHES, that he was always to be found upon the side of the right and justice and that his record was unspotted.  The funeral was held at Blossburg last Saturday, Rev. E. S. ANABEL conducting the service.  Buried in Arbon Cemetery. Oct. 3rd, 1895 Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUGHES – Miss. May HUGHES only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard HUGHES died at her home in Blossburg last Tuesday morning.  She is survived by three brothers, William, of Elmira; Benjamin, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Fred of Blossburg.  The funeral was held Thursday.  Rev. E. M. CULLINAN officiating: burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg.  1923 Jun. 17, Wellboro Agitator +++

HUGHES – Miss Nellie HUGHES, 93 of 124 North Williamson Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1977, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born March 21, 1884 in Morris, a daughter of Josiah and Jane SMITH HUGHES. Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Miss. Winifred HUGHES of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Friday at the Auld Funeral Home in Blossburg.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Guy W. Camp III, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiated.  1978 Jan. 4 Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUGHES – Mrs. Prudence PASSMORE, aged 76 years, of Blossburg, died (Oct. 19, 1925)   at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman SCHANBACKER, in Elmira, Oct. 19, following an apoplectic stroke.  She was ill only a few hours.  The remains were taken to Blossburg to the home of her son, Alfred PASSMORE.  Funeral Services were held Thursday, Rev. Thomas TREVORA, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating; burial in Arbon cemetery.  Mrs. PASSMORE is survived by a son and daughter and several grandchildren.  Oct. 29, 1925 the Wellsboro Agitator +++

HUGHES – Thomas L. HUGHES, aged 66 years of Covington died Friday March 24. He was a native of Blossburg, son of the late John and Ella HUGHES.  He had been employed in various parts of the United States and also in the steel business in East Chicago, Ill.  Since his retirement, Mr. HUGHES had made his home in Wellsboro and Covington.  He was a brother of the late E. Mae HUGHES, a former teacher at the Blossburg High School. Mr. HUGHES, a veteran of World War I, was a member of the William B. Wilson Post American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge. The funeral was held Sunday, burial in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg.  1950 Mar. 29th, Wellsboro Agitator +++

HUGHES – Thomas R. HUGHES died at his home in Blossburg April 18th.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon.  Rev. Thomas TREVOR, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating; burial in Arbon Cemetery.  Mr. HUGHES was 76 years.  He had been a resident of Morris Run for large number of years before removing to Blossburg about three years ago.  He is survived by his widow, three sons and three daughters.  1925 Apr. 29th, Wellsboro Agitator +++

HUGHES – Miss. Winifred HUGHES 93, formerly of North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Wednesday, November 28, 1979, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born November 11, 1886 at Morris she was a daughter of Josiah and Jane SMITH HUGHES.  She is survived by a nephew, Frederick BENIDECT of Staten Island, N. Y.; nieces, Mrs. Paul (Francis) ZELLER of Ormond, Beach, Florida, Mrs. Pat (Marietta) CAPACCIO of Nutley, N. J., Mrs. Frank DICKINSON, and Mrs. James LAZENBY, both of Elmira, N. Y., and Miss. Virginia BROWN of Newton, Mass. The funeral was held Friday at the Auld Funeral Home.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Guy CAMP 3rd, pastor of Blossburg United Methodist Church officiated.  1979 Dec. 5th, Wellsboro Gazette

CHARLES D. HUSTED, 88, Canton, diedat his home, July 27, 2001.  Born in St. Benedict, PA (Cambria County) on April 11, 1913, he was the son of the late David and Mary Jane (Dormond) Husted.  After the death of both his parents.  Mr. Husted was raised by his paternal Uncle and Aunt, the late Archibald and Annie Husted formerly of Morris Run.  As a young man, he attended the Morris Run and Blossburg High Schools graduating from both in 1931 and 1932 respectively.  On November 6, 1943, he married the former Laura Evans at her parents’ home in North Union, Tioga County.  Mrs. Husted was a loving wife and during the past few years of Charlie’s declining heath it was her devoted care that allowed him to live at home until his death.  Mr. Husted honorably served his country in the US Army Air Corps during WWII, obtaining the rank of Technical Sergeant.  In earlier years he was employed by the Morris Run Mining Company to 22 years.  He later accepted a position as an electrician with the J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg and in 1978 retired following 25 years.  He was an active member of the North Union Church and served as a deacon.  He was a 50 year member of the Blossburg Masonic Lodge No. 350 F&AM, and a 50 year member of the North Union Grange No. 784.  Mr. Husted served on the Canton Area School District Board of Education for 24 years where he was a past president and also a chairman of the Budget and Transportation Committees.  He served as a former Secretary for the North Union Twp. Board of Supervisors for eight years and then assisted his wife Laura as Township Secretary for the next eight years, totaling 16 years of service.  He was an outdoorsman; enjoyed spending time maintaining his home and helping his neighbors when ever needed.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Laura; daughter and her special friend, Katharine Husted and Ronald McCarthy; sister, Ruth Seymour; two great nieces, Margo Royer and Patricia Trubic.  He was predeceased by a sister, Caroline Etzweiler; three brothers-in-law, Joe Seymour, William Evans and Francis Etzweiler.  The funeral service was held July 31 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Church, officiating.  Interment was in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Husted’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HUTCHESON – Alexander HUTCHESON, one of Blossburg’s well known and highly respected residents died at the Blossburg State Hospital on Oct. 4th at 6:40 following a brief illness. Born in Blossburg on October 30, 1887 he was the son of David and Sarah Ann HUTCHESON and spent his entire life in this community.  He was an employee of the State Highway Department for the past 9 years. Survivors include his wife Kate; one brother Fred HUTCHESON, of Covington, several nieces and nephews.  Body was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph HUGHES. Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. S. VAN ORDER, Mr. and Mrs. MANN of Antrim; Mr. and Mrs. TORPEY. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur CAMPBELL, Mrs. Mertie PETERS, Mrs. Mary WATKINS of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. William J. HUTCHESON, Mrs. Fred RIGGS, Mr. and Mrs. David G. HUTCHESON, Mrs. Agnes COUSE, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DICKINSON, Mr. and Mrs. James LAZENBY, Mrs. Mae MERCUM, and Clinton BUSH all of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond TORMEY, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin TORMEY of Lake Lamoka; Mr. and Mrs. Howard HUGHES of Ridgewood, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles PATH of Steubenville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Amos AVERY, mar. and Mrs. Rexford HUTCHESON, Mr. and Mrs. Earl HUTCHESON of Endicott; Mr. and Mrs. Fred HUTCHESON and son Allan, Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth HUTCHESON, Charles HUTCHESON and Mrs. Luella COONS of Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Fred HUTCHESON of Crooked Creek, Kimball MARVIN of Mansfield. 1947 Oct. 16th, Wellsboro Gazette

HUTCHESON – Benjamin HUTCHESON died at the Blossburg State Hospital Wednesday.  Born in Blossburg he was the son of the late David and Nettie KOHLER HUTCHESON.   Mr. HUTCHESON was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge of Blossburg.  He conducted a meat market on Main Street in Blossburg for a period of 32 years. Survivors include his wife the former Maude YOUNG of Antrim; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene RUCK, Mrs. Norman MARTIN, of Montgomery; two brothers, Charles HUTCHESON, of Covington and Fred HUTCHESON, of Whitneyville; one sister Mrs. Elmer VANORDER of Antrim; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday the Rev. Wayne ARCHER officiating.  Burial in Arbon Cemetery.  1951 Oct. 10th, Wellsboro Gazette

HUTCHESON – Charles Hutcheson a lifelong resident of Blossburg died April 28, at his home on North Williamson Road.  He had been in ill health for many years.  He was born in Blossburg, the son of the late David HUTCHESON.
The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Owen BARRETT officiating; burial in Arbon Cemetery.  Surviving are a sister Mrs. Mary TORMEY, and four brothers; David and Fred of Covington, Alexander of Blossburg, and John and several nephews and nieces.  1936 May 6th, Wellsboro Agitator

HUTCHESON – Miss. Isabel HUTCHESON, a life long resident of Blossburg died last Sunday at the Blossburg State Hospital where she had been a patient for the past four months.   Miss. HUTCHESON was born in Blossburg 81 years ago the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander HUTCHESON.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Miss. HUTCHESON was fond of flowers and her beautiful garden was one of the show places of the community.  For many years she supplied flowers for the altar at the Methodist Church and derived much happiness in sending her flowers to the sick and shut-ins. Surviving are a foster son, Richard HUTCHESON of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Miss. Agnes HUTCHESON of Blossburg and Mrs. Fred BIELFIELD, of Avoca, N. Y.; two brothers, Benjamin of Utica and Ralph of Blossburg. Services were held yesterday afternoon at the Ellis Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne ARCHER officiating.  Burial in Arbon Cemetery.  1949 June 9th, Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUTCHESON, Jennie – The remains of Mrs. Nathan C. GHRIST (GRIST) and infant daughter, who died at their home in Ambridge, Pa., on June 8th, were taken to Blossburg for burial.  Mrs. Ghrist, before her marriage was Jennie HUTCHINSON (HUTCHESON), of Blossburg, a teacher in the public schools for a number of years.  Besides her husband she is survived by four sister, Mrs. Fred BIELDFELD, of Avoca; Margaret HUTCHINSON, of Mansfield; Belle and Agnes HUTCHINSON of Blossburg; two brothers, Benjamin of Utica, and Ralph of Covington.  Buried in Arbon Cemetery 1917 June 20th, Wellsboro Agitator.

HUTCHESON – Miss. Margaret HUTCHESON, a well known Blossburg young woman, died Wednesday (Aug. 19) at the family home after a long illness.  She was born in Blossburg, daughter of the late Alexander HUTCHESON.  She attended the Blosssburg schools and for a number of years was employed in the office at the Mansfield State Teachers College.  She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church.  The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Owen C. BARRETT, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating; burial in Arbon Cemetery at Blossburg. Miss. HUTCHESON is survived by three sisters, Miss Isabel HUTCHESON of Blossburg; Mrs. Ben BAIRD, of Rochester; Mrs. Fred BIELFELD, of Avoca; two brothers, Benjamin, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Ralph of Covington. 1936 Aug. 26th,  Wellsboro Gazette +++

HUTCHESON Mary Isabella Pride
Wellsboro Agitator – June 15, 1905
--Mrs. Isabella Pride, died last Sunday morning at her home in Blossburg, aged 73 years.  Mrs. Pride had always resided in Blossburg and was very well known in that vicinity.  She is survived by six sons and three daughters. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house.

HUTCHESON Mary Isabelle Pryde/Pride
Wellsboro Agitator – June 21, 1905
Mrs. Isabelle Pryde, aged 73, widow of the late David Pryde, died at her home in Blossburg on June 11th.  Six sons and three daughters survive.  They are:  David, of Blossburg; Robert, Alexander, John, James and William, of Yatesboro; Mrs. James Gilmore and Miss Elizabeth Pryde, of Blossburg, and Mrs. John Blair, of Arnot.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. E. Sutton Mace officiating.  Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Blossburg.

HUTCHESON, Minnie – News reached the family of Mr. Alex. HUTCHESON on Saturday of the untimely death of their daughter Minnie, who was the wife of Mr. Jesse BIDDLE, of Kane, Pa.  The announcement is a shock to the friends of this highly esteemed lady, and deep sympathy is expressed by all for the affected family.  Two little children are left motherless.  Announcement of the funeral has not yet been made.
Mrs. Jesse BIDDLE, of Kane, formerly Miss Minnie HUTCHESON of this borough, died last Saturday at the hospital in that place following an operation for appendicitis.  Mrs. BIDDLE will be remembered here as a former employee at E. E. Buck’s merchant tailoring shop.  Her parents reside at Blossburg.  Besides her husband she is survived by two little children.  1909 May 27 Wellsboro Agitator
The funeral of Mrs. Jesse BIDDLE was held from the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alexander HUTHINSON on Tuesday. , May 25th and was largely attended.  Keen regret for the untimely death of this highly esteemed lady is felt by hosts of sympathizing friends.  Misses Margaret and Belle HUTCHINSON, of Mansfield, went to Kane when apprised of their sister’s critical condition and stayed with her until the end came.  They will care for the little babies left motherless assisted by their sister, Miss. Agnes, at their home in Mansfield.  Buried in Arbon Cemetery.  1909 June 2nd, Wellsboro Agitator +++

 Richard Hutcheson, age 38, a teacher at Mansfield High School, was found dead on the floor of his office at 6:00 am Monday by John Horning, head caretaker at the school. Mr. Hutcheson was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.  He was former teacher in the high schools at Union Springs, NY and Troy, PA.  At the time of his death he was instructor in Commercial Education at Mansfield High School and initiated the Data Processing Computer Systems and Graphic Arts Center. He was also Year Book Sponsor.  He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survived by three sisters, Mrs. Emory Hough (Betty), Big Flats, NY, Mrs. R.W. Brown (Audrey) North Springfield, Va., Mrs. Wendell Hitchcock (Doris) Mansfield; one brother, Donald Hutcheson of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield, Rev. Richard Brenneman officiating.  Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.

HUTCHESON – William Hutcheson, 71, formerly of Morris Run, died Wednesday, May 30, 1962. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Butler, Mrs. Jennie Hetherton, Mrs. Mary Mills and brothers, Stuart and Alexander, all of Elmira, James of Louisville, KY. Funeral was held Saturday at the Barrett Funeral Home at 1 PM, the Rev. C. R. Knight officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 6 June 1962, p.4

HUTCHINSON –   Mrs. Isabelle PRYDE who died on June 11the 1905, was born in Nova Scotia, April 25the 1833.  When, about eight years of age, she came to Blossburg with her parents, where nearly her entire life was spent.  In 1851, she was married to David PRYDE, and to them twelve children were born , of whom nine are now living, six sons, David , of Blossburg, Robert, Alexander, John, James, and William of Yatesboro, Pa.; and three daughters, Mrs. James GILMORE, and Miss. Elisabeth PRIDE, of Blossburg, and Mrs. John BLAIR, of Arnot.  She also leaves twenty-four grandchildren.  Her five brothers;   David, Alexander, James, John and William HUTCHINSON are residents of Blossburg.  She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. L. C. CLEMONS of Blossburg, and Mrs. James DUNSMORE of Phillipsburg, Pa.  Mrs. PRYDE was an earnest Christian and a member of the Presbyterian Church, Arnot.  She found her greatest pleasures in her home and family though always ready to lend her aid to those in need or trouble. Her funeral was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon, June 14th, Rev. E. Sutton MACE of the M. E. church, Blossburg, and Rev. U. LYLE of the Presbyterian Church, Arnot, were the ministers officiating. The choir was composed of Miss Maude SAKS, Mrs. F. H. STRATTON, Messrs. B. L. DAVIS and Thomas CROOKS, with Miss Zeta SAKS, organist.  Many beautiful flowers, tributes of affection and esteem were massed about the casket.  Her six sons acted as casket bearers.  The burial was in Odd Fellows cemetery beside her deceased husband. Those from out of town who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. PRYDE were: Mr. and Mrs. NATHAN HUGHES and daughter, Slate Run; Mr. and Mrs. James DUNSMORE, Phillipsburg; Mrs. William HUTCHINSON, Miss Neva HUTCHINSON, Mrs. A. R. DRAKE, Newark, NY.; John HUTCHINSON, Yatesboro, Pa., Misses Bell HUTCHINSON, Flora HUTCHINSON, Mrs. Ellsworth BEECH, Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Pearl HOWLAND, Mr. and Mrs. James BLAIR, William BLAIR, Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Alex BLAIR, Arnot; Mrs. HEYLER, Liberty; Mrs. M. S. BLAIR and son, Alba.  1905 Jun. 21, Wellsboro Agitator p.4 +++

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