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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

 

Austinburg [Woodlawn] Cemetery, Brookfield Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

 

Photos of Austinburg Cemetery
by Joyce M. Tice 
01 JAN 2000
1975 Austinburg Cemetery Listing
2009 Austinburg Cemetery Listing

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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


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

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.

ABBOTT Priscilla Abigail
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  April 7, 1920
Priscilla A. Briggs, died March 27 at her home near Knoxville.  She was born August 7, 1847.  She is survived by six daughters and one son,  two daughters having died.  The daughters are:  Libbie, wife of Chas. Schoonover of Goshen, Ind;  Bessie, wife of Gus Freeman of Knoxville;  Edith, who was the wife of O A Schoonover of Knoxville now deceased;  Mattie, wife of John Ford of Roulette, PA;  May, wife of Bern Frazier of Pine City, NY;  Elsie, wife of Bert Sawyer of Knoxville;  Ettie, wife of Newall Watkins of Knoxville;  Abbie A. Briggs, deceased and Emmett Briggs.  She is also survived by one sister, Abbie Abbott, of Knoxville.  Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Croft, pastor of the Knoxville and Austinburg Baptist Church officiating;  interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

ALLEN William C. Allen

73, of Linden, was doing what he loved when following a golf tournament on Saturday with his friends, he was stricken during dinner and was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown where he went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Born March 19, 1939 in Westfield, he was a son of Charles and Helen Potter Allen. He and his wife Jane (Kilburn) Allen would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on September 21. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and received a degree in Business Administration from Penn State University in 1962. Bill was owner and co-owner of many businesses; he currently was owner and CEO of Market St. South, South Williamsport. He loved playing golf, was a member of White Deer Golf Course and played in their retiree's league. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, gardening, and growing the best tomatoes. He was a social member of the Zafar Grotto. Surviving in addition to his wife Jane are two daughters, Melissa L. Green (E.J.) of Blacksburg, SC and LaRae K. Allen of Lititz; three grandchildren, Laurel Green, Eddie Green, III and Tia Bates; and five great-grandchildren, Eddie IV, Kayle, Gage, Delilah, and Curtis; and a brother, Fred Allen of Westfield (Pat). He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Baldwin. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 21, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary. Burial will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Tioga County.   Star Gazette – September 21, 2012

 

ANDREWS MABEL
Mrs. Mabel Thomas Erway - age 80, of Westfield, Pa., Monday, April 12, 1971.  Friends are invited to call at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.   Also friends may call Thursday, from 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Westfield United Methodist Church, the Rev. Merie Cowther.  Burial in Austinburg Cemetery.  She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Wilson (Joan) Gridley of Westfield; step-daughter, Mrs. John (Elva) Haley of Buffalo, NY; stepsons, Guy Erway of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kenneth Erway of Emporium, Pa; sisters, Mrs. Alice Garner of Cortland, NY; and Mrs. Jacob (Gertrude) Hohn of Utica, NY; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren.  She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church and the Austinburg Grange.  She was the widow of the late Marion Erway, who died January 5, 1971.

 

ANDREWS MABEL
Leader, Corning, NY 13 Apr 1971 Tuesday, pg 11, col 6
Westfield, PA - Mrs. Mabel T. Erway, 80 of Westfield died Monday in the Westfield Home for the Aged.  She was the widow of Marion Erway and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wilson (Jean) Gridley of Westfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. John (Elva) Haley of Bufflo, NY; two step- sons, Guy Erway of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Kenneth Erway of Emporium, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Garner of Cortland, NY, and Mrs. Jacob Hohn of Utica; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren. She was born March 24, 1891, in Tioga County PA, the daughter of Harvey and Ella Meade Andrews. She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church and the Austinburg Grange.  Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home here Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. until funeral services at 2 in the Westfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Merie Cowher will officiate and burial will be in the Austinburg Cemetery.
 
ATWELL Daniel Albert

Wellsboro Agitator - December 19, 1934

Daniel Atwell died suddenly at Westfield, Dec. 8.  He was born in Spain, February 18, 1845, son of William and Hannah Clark Atwell.  He came to America when a young man, serving in the Civil War.  The funeral was held Tuesday; burial in the Austinburg cemetery.  Members of the Gerald G. Griffin Post, American Legion, acting as bearers.  He is survived by his widow, two sons, Floyd and Winfield and several grandchildren.
 

Floyd A. ATWELL, Jr. Floyd A. Atwell, Jr., 47, of East Main St., died unexpectedly at his home following a heart attack, Sunday, Sept. 11, 1966. He was a partner with his brother, William, in Atwell’s Market, East Main St., Westfield. Born in Westfield, Dec. 17, 1918, he was the son of Floyd and Laura Belle (Rushmore) Atwell. He was married to Edna Brown at Chambers, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1939. Surviving with his wife are his father, Floyd E. Atwell, Sr., Westfield; sons, Richard Lee and Daniel James, and daughter, Janice Kay, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Bonham, Westfield, Mrs. Ruth Hawley, Towanda, Pa. and Mrs. Maxine Stevens, Granada Hills, Calif.; and two brothers, William Atwell and Dean Atwell, both of Westfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Wesleyan Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward VanWicklin and the Rev. Stanley Lawrence officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield.

ATWELL Ford T. Age 62, beloved husband, father, and son, of 504 California Road, Westfield, PA, diedFriday, June 16, 2006, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, as a result of an auto accident. Born in Corning, NY, August 18, 1943, to Merle E. and Anna Belle Chatfield Atwell. He was a graduate of Cowanesque High School at Westfield, PA. Ford was a retired Senior Heavy Equipment Operator and Instructor for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation and was a self-employed logger and wood cutter. He was a 30-year member and Past Master of Westfield Lodge 477 F&AM and a member of the Coudersport Consistory. He was treasurer and sponsor for the local AA Chapter. He married Joyce A. Hurlburt December 7, 1963, she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Denise (Gregory) BelleIsle of Mooresville, NC, and Sandra Outman of Knoxville, PA; his mother, Anna Belle Atwell of Gaines, PA; his sister, Sue (John) Payne of Arcade, NY; his grandchildren, Bethany Marie BelleIsle, Gregory BelleIsle, and Haley Ann Outman. He is preceded in death by his father and his son, David Atwell. Friends may call Monday, June 19, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY, where Masonic Memorial Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

Ford T. ATWELL
Westfield, PA  Ford T. Atwell, 62, of 504 California Road, Westfield, died Friday, June 16, 2006 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA as a result of an auto accident. Born in Corning, NY August 18, 1943, to Merle E. and Anna Belle Chatfield Atwell.  He was a graduate of Cowanesque High School at Westfield, PA.  He was retired Senior Heavy Equipment Operator and Instructor for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and self-employed logger and wood cutter.  He was a 30 year member and Past Master of the Westfield Lodge 477 F&AM and a member of the Coudersport Consistory. He was treasurer and sponsor for the local AA Chapter. He married Joyce A. Hurlbert Dec 7, 1963, she survives, of Westerfield. Survivors also two daughters, Denise (Gregory) BellIsle of Mooresville, N.C., Sandra Outman of Knoxville; mother, Anna Belle Atwell of Gaines, PA; a sister, Sue (John) Payne of Arcade, NY; his grandchildren, Bethany Marie BelleIsle, Gregory BelleIsle and Haley Ann Outman.  He is preceded in death by his father and his son David Atwell.  Friends may call Monday, Jun 19, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at HP Smith & Son, Inc Funeral Home, 1607 Main St, Woodhull, NY, where Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 8:30pm.  Funeral Service will be conducted Tuesday, Jun 20th at 2pm at the Funeral home, the Rev. John Prouty will officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  The Leader, Corning, NY; Saturday, Jun 18 2006 pg 5A

MERLE E. ATWELL
Merle E. Atwell, 72, of Gaines, formerly of Westfield, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1991 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Bath, NY. He was a 46-year member of Gerald G. Griffin Post #519 American Legion; life member of Westfield Rod and Gun Club, food and cover foreman for Pennsylvania Game Commission for 30 years; and deputy game protector of Pennsylvania. He was a U S Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former supervisor of Gaines Township and former member of Cowanesque School Board. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Anna Bell Atwell of Gaines; son, Ford Atwell of Westfield; daughter, Sue Payne of Arcade, NY; brother, Bruce Atwell of Owego, NY; three half-brothers, Bernard Atwell of Potter Brook, Paul Atwell of Corning, NY, Leland Atwell of Beaver Dams; two half-sisters, Catherine Blaine of Corning, Winifred Braun of Elmira, NY, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, NY, Monday, Sept. 9. Services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 11, 1991)

Winfield ATWELL, 65, of 271 S. Hamilton St. Painted Post, Saturday, July 1, 1961. Survived by wife, Mrs. Idna Cary Atwell; sons, Paul and Leland at home, Merrill and Bernard of Westfield, Bruce of Knoxville; daughters, Catherine and Winifred at home, Mrs. Donald Zuker of Westfield; brother, Floyd of Westfield. Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Painted Post. Funeral there today at 3:30 p.m., the Rev. Amos Harnish. Austinburg, Pa. Cemetery.

AUSTIN - Mildred L. Schoonover, age 59, of RD 1, Knoxville, PA, Saturday, May 26, 1973, unexpectedly. Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Young Hickory Baptist Church. Rev. John Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. She is survived by her husband, Hugh M. Schoonover; one daughter, Mrs. Althea Nessmith of Lakeland, FL; three brothers, Jesse Austin of Lakewood, CA, Henry Austin of Corning, NY and Harold Austin of S. Cartwright, NY; three grandchildren. Mrs. Schoonover was born in Avoca, NY., October 19, 1913, and was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Austin. She was a member of the Young Hickory Baptist Church, Troupsburg, NY.

BACON Otto D. Jr.
Age 80, of 205 Smith's Mobile Home Park, Elkland, PA, died
Friday, February 12, 2010, at home. Born in Deerfield Township, PA July 2, 1929, he was the son of Otto D. and Myrtle Finch Bacon. A graduate of the Knoxville High School, he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Elkland, PA American Legion and past Finance Officer and a member of the VFW at Knoxville, PA and past District Commander. He married Emily M. Smith July 10, 1970; she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Garry Bacon of Austin, PA, Randy (Angela) Bacon of Norfolk, VA and Jeffrey (Kellie) Bacon of Nelson, PA; two daughters, Vicki (Mark) Mahon of Danville, Indiana and Sandra (Bill) Witwer of Knoxville, PA; brothers, Theodore Bacon and Andrew Bacon of Westfield, PA and Robert Bacon of Knoxville, PA; one sister, Joanne Eaton of York, PA; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Danny Bacon; grandson, Garry Bacon; and brother, Richard Bacon. Friends may call Sunday, February 14th, 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eugene Charsky will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA with full Military Honors. Memorials will be received for Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Elmira Star Gazette, Feb. 13, 2010

BOGACZYK - SIMCOX, Margaret A.
Age 75, of 701 Scouten Hill Rd., Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Woodhull, NY, diedSaturday, May 10, 2008, at home. Born in Blossburg, PA, March 7, 1933, she was the daughter of Vincent and Mary Tafalski Bogaczyk. She married Clyde E. Simcox August 26, 1954; he preceded her in death, November 10, 1988. Margaret was a homemaker and she and her husband operated a farm in the town of Woodhull. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Thomas Greaves of Sebring, Florida, Susan and Roderick Parthemer, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA, and Nancy and James Schoonover of Woodhull; stepdaughters, Jeanne (Sonny) Fish of Three Springs, PA, and Joyce (David) Zeveney of Nanticoke, PA; foster son, William (Vanessa) Winkler of Mansfield, PA; brothers, Clement Bogaczyk of Elmira, William and Edmund Bogaczyk of Blossburg, PA; sisters, Gertrude Burt and Dorothy Goodwin of Elmira, Celia Swinsick, Teresa Steves and Regina Dake of Blossburg; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, May 12th, from 7-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 13th, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/12/2008.
 

BONHAM Donald J

Wellsboro Gazette – September 20, 1995

Donald J. Bonham, 72, of Lawrenceville, RR 2, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 16, 1922, in Benton, he was the son of George and Freda Harrison Bonham. He was a veteran of the U.S. Amy serving during World War II. He also was a construction worker and retired pump station CNG.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Muriel, a son, Gregory, and a brother, James.  Surviving are two sons, Jerald H. Price of Knoxville and Michael A. Bonham of Lawrenceville; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Tripp of Benton, a brother, Paul Bonham of Benton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were conducted at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Burial was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.  Memorial donations may be made to Dr. William Scholarship Fund or the Lawrenceville Ambulance Association.
 
BONHAM Michael A. "Bones"
Age 55, of Forestview Manor, Elkland, PA, died October 11, 2009 at Bradford Co. Manor, Troy, PA. He was born March 6, 1954 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Donald and Muriel Jordan Bonham. He was a clerk/partsman at the Napa Auto Parts store, loved to hunt and fish, and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by a son, Shane Bonham, Tioga, PA; daughter, Jamie Bonham, Tioga, PA; granddaughter, Kyra Swyer; half-brother, Jerald (Arlene) Price, Knoxville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gregory Bonham. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Moose Lodge.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 14, 2009

BOOM Margaret A. Blanchard

85, of Ward Ave., Osceola, PA died on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Born August 17, 1927 in Westfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rex and Minnie (Thompson) Boom. She married Perry N. Blanchard, he died in 1989. She was active in Senior Citizen groups, an avid fisherman and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Margaret is survived by her sons, Arthur (Dorothy) and Rick Blanchard, both of Addison, NY; a daughter, Bonnie (Dale) Stilts of Hernando, FL; her grandchildren, Wanda Stilts Erb, Randy Stilts, Arthur Blanchard, Jr., Ann Blanchard Smith, Corey Stilts, Rachel Blanchard Tyler, Tammy Stilts Moone, Rachelle Blanchard, Margaret “Peggy” Blanchard Trudell, Brenda Blanchard Lafler, Joshua Kimble and Brittany Blanchard; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a brother Milford Boom of Addison, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry and a sister, Arvella. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA on Sunday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, 11:00 AM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942.  Funeral home obituary – March 17, 2013

 
BOULIO Emma

Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, March 26, 1952

Mrs. Emma Comfort, aged 83 years, Mansfield RR 3, died Monday morning, March 24, 1952 at the Blossburg State Hospital.

BRIGGS WILLIAM C
Wellsboro Agitator - August 14, 1912
W. C. Briggs, of Cowanesque, died last week Monday night, of apoplexy.  His wife and several children survive him. Wm Briggs, with his family, of Hinsdale, N.Y. are guests of his sister, Mrs. E. Griffin.  He was called here by the death of his father, W. C. Briggs.  On Friday, Mrs. Ellsworth Griffin entertained several relatives.  They were:  Mrs. W. C. Griffin, of Cowanesque; William Briggs and family, Frank Briggs and family, Ed. Briggs and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Labar, Mrs. Grace Green, Luella Starkweather.
 
BURNSIDE Ethel

MISS ETHEL BURNSIDE, 78, of Troupsburg RD 1, died Saturday at St. James Hospital, Hornell. She was born in Troupsburg June 16, 1890, the daughter of GEORGE and HARRIET JORDAN BURNSIDE.  She was a lifelong resident of the area. She is survived by two brothers, WILLIAM E. of Troupsburg and EARL of Painted Post; one sister, MISS LEAH BURNSIDE of Addison.  Friends may call at the H.P. SMITH and SON Funeral Home, Woodhull today, 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the REV. FRANK KIES, officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa. Obit from Steuben County Historical Society in Bath, New York - June 9, 1969 Leader Newspaper  (In the Austinburg Cemetery in Austinburg, there is a Ethel Burnside, that states she is the wife of William Burnside, but the obit states that she is his sister.)
 

BURCH Adelia

Wellsboro Agitator - November 5, 1924

Mrs. Adelia Mack, aged 79 years, widow of Wilson Mack, formerly of Austinburg, Pa., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Archie Cook, at Presho, on Oct. 27.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Austinburg Thursday afternoon; burial in Austinburg.
 
BUSH - MRS. JESSIE B. STEADMAN - Mrs. Jessie Bush Steadman, formerly of Brookfield, Pa., diedat her home at 519 Jefferson St., Elmira, N.Y., Friday, February 12, 1954, at 9:00 a.m., where she had lived for 13 years after an extended illness and had been confined to a wheel chair for some time. She leaves her husband, Frank D. Steadman; three children, Leonard W. of Westfield, Pa., Franklin, Jr., of Orlando, Fla., R. D. 5, and Mrs. Georgia Swimley of Pine city, N.Y., R. D. 2; one half-brother, George Haxton of Westfield, Pa.; one aunt, Mrs. Eliza McCullough of Petersburg, Va.; several cousins, Funeral services were held at the Brookfield Church, where she attended for several years, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Stanley Lawrence officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Brookfield, Pa
 
CLARK Carrie

Mrs. Carrie Davis, 94, of Wellsville, formerly of Westfield, died Wednesday, June 12, 1968 at a nursing home in Wellsville, N.Y. She was born in Brookfield Township, Pa., Apr. 29, 1874, the daughter of Henry and Louisa Cunningham Clark. She was the widow of George Davis. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Lena) Bouch of Wellsville; one sister, Mrs. Margaret VanZile of Cowanesque and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Davis of Westfield. Funeral Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Watkins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rollin H. Taylor officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.
 
CLARK Catherine

Wellsboro Gazette – April 8, 1954

Cowanesque—Mrs. Catherine Atwell, aged 85, died last Saturday morning, April 3, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret M. VanZile where she had made her home for some time. She was born July 27, 1869 in Brookfield township, the daughter of Henry and Eliza Cunningham Clark, and she spent most of her life there. She was married to Dan Atwell. February 27, 1894, who died 20 years ago. She is survived by two sons, Floyd Atwell, of Westfield and Winfield Atwell, of Coming; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Davis, of Westfield; Mrs. Lovina Cleveland, and Mrs. Margaret M. VanZile, of Cowanesque; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Westfield, where the funeral was held on Tuesday. Burial was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.
 
CLARK Guy Murdock

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA --Thursday, July 4, 1957

Guy Clark, aged 71, died on June 23rd. Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Church.
 
CLARK John Clark

Dies John Clark, a well-known Brookfield farmer died at his late home in that township, Tuesday May 5th of pneumonia with which he had been affected for the eight days preceding. He was born Nov. 10, 1870, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clark, who survive his death. Feb 6, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Sophia Wakley and to them were born four children, all of whom survive their father’s death. They are Ruth, who is teaching school in Hulmville, Pa., and the others at home, Lynn, Clementine and Mary Jane. Practically all of Mr. Clark’s life has been spent in Brookfield where he has followed the occupation of farming. He was a man of integrity and industry and his death is much lamented. The funeral will be held at the church at Austinburg Saturday, May 9th, at 2 P.M., burial in the Austinburg cemetery. (1925 is hand-written in the margin.)
 

CLARK William Henry

Westfield, Pa. Feb. 5th  - William Henry Clark died at the family home in Purple Brook, Pa., January 25, 1929, at the age of 84 years.  He had been in declining health for several months and confined to the house the last month.  He had resided on the farm where he died for 60 years, being one of the pioneers of Brookfield township.  He was the father of seven children as follows:  Mrs. Catherine Atwell; Mrs. Affie Glover; Mrs. Carrie Davis; Mrs. Lovinna Cleveland; Mrs. Margaret VanZile; Herbert Clark and John Clark, who died nearly four years ago.  He is survived by 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter Clark, of Ulysses, Pa.; Thomas Clark, of Kansas; and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Dawley, of Kansas; and Mrs. Sarah Phillips of Colorado.  Since the death of his wife, he had resided with Margaret VanZile on the homestead, where he was tenderly cared for.  He was a lover of the great out of doors and whenever opportunity presented itself he went hunting and fishing...
 
CLARKSON GERTRUDE MATTESON
Corning - Gertrude Matteson, 82, of Painted Post, formerly of Westfield, Pa., and Caton, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at Corning Hospital.  She was a former hair-piece maker for Two Guys Hair Designs in Elmira. Survivors include her four sons, David Stiles of Addison, Duane Stiles of Westfield, Pa., and Darwin Stiles and Gary Turner, both of Corning; two daughters, Deborah Riff of Addison and Dianne Canner of Corning. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa.

CLARKSON Gertrude
Gertrude Matteson, age 82, of Painted Post, NY, formerly of Westfield, PA and Canton, NY diedThursday, August 26, 2004 at Corning Hospital.
Gertrude as born June 5, 1922 in Caton, NY the daughter of the late George and Lena Rose Clarkson. She was former hair piece maker for the Two Guys Hair Designs in Elmira Heights and attended Grace Bible Baptist Church.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Ivan Stiles in March 1964 and by her second husband Carlton Matte-son in February 1982.   Surviving are her sons, Gary Turner of Corning, David (Diana) Stiles of Addison, Duane (Joy) Stiles of Westfield, PA., Darwin (Jolene) Stiles of Corning; daughters, Deborah (Philip) Riff of Addison, Dianne (Joseph) Canner of Corning; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren.  Family and friends were invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning on Sunday, August 29, 2004 from 6-8 PM and are invited to call Monday from 11 AM-1 PM. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visitation on Monday at 1 PM. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may direct memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.  Corning Leader - Monday, August 30, 2004

CLEVELAND Iva O.
Wellsboro Gazette - October 8, 1936
Lawrenceville - Mrs. Iva Cleveland VanZile, 32, wife of Walter VanZile of Lawrence, died Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Deforest Cleveland, at Brookfield, PA., following a three year's illness.  She married Mr. Van Zile July 22, 1922.  Surviving besides her husband and parents, are eight children:  Evelyn, DeForest, DeWain, Fern, Elwood, Margaret,  Esther and Marjorie; a sister, Mrs. Bessie McCarthy and a brother, Ernest Cleveland, all of Brookfield.

CLEVELAND Iva O.
Wellsboro Agitator - October 7, 1936
Mrs. Walter Van Zile, aged 32 years, of Lawrenceville, died Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cleveland, at Cowanesque.  A prayer service was held Tuesday; funeral services were held at the Austinburg church.  Survivors are her husband; eight children, Evelyn, DeForest, Duane, Fern, Elwood, Margaret, Maggie, Esther; a sister, Mrs. Edward McCarthy, of Andover, and a brother, Ernest at home.
 
COOK Ida L

Wellsboro Agitator – December 12, 1934

Knoxville, Dec 11 — Mrs. Ida L. Eddy, aged 76 years, died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at the home of her son, James Eddy, at Austinburg. The funeral was held Tuesday, Rev. M. P. Wheeler, officiating; burial in Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg.  Mrs. Eddy was the widow of Royal Eddy, and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Cook.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bert Mann, of Burdette, N. Y.; two sons James, of Austinburg, and Fay, of Woodhull; two sisters, Mrs. Luye Swartwood, of Geneva, and Mrs. Lena Clark, of Elmira; three brothers, William Cook, of Knoxville; Edgar Cook, of Austinburg, and Fred Cook, of Huntington Beach, California, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
 
COOK Laura Scott

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., November 10, 1909, Pg 3

Mrs. Laura Cook Scott, aged 52, died on Oct. 29 after a short illness. The remains were taken to Knoxville for interment. She is survived by three brothers and three sisters - Wm. A. Cook of Knoxville, Edgar Cook of Austinburg, Fred P. Cook of Jamestown, Mrs. Royal Eddy of Austinburg, Mrs. C. M. Swartwood of Troupsburg, Mrs. Menzo Clark of Chatham.
 

COOK William

Wellsboro Agitator - November 13, 1935

Knoxville, Nov. 12—William Cook, of Knoxville, aged 76 years, died at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira, of pneumonia after having had an operation Saturday morning. He was born in Troupsburg, son of Rufus and Angeline Jordan Cook. For about 20 years he had been a resident of Knoxville.  His wife, Jennie Carpenter Cook, died several years ago.  Surviving are a son, R. Lee Cook, of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Clark, of Elmira; Mrs. Chas. Swartwood, of Breesport; two brothers, Fred of California; and Edgar Cook, of Austinburg.
 
COON - MRS. ORRA COON DAY
Mrs. Orra Coon Day, 85 years old, resident of Whitesville, N.Y., died in a hospital in upper New York State July 3, 1961 after a long illness. Mrs. Day was the widow of Volney Coon and a resident of Troupsburg, N.Y. for many years. In 1945 she married Paul Day of Whitesville, N.Y., and has resided in that place until her death. Besides Mr. Day; she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luella Stickles of Westfield and Mrs. Lena Springer of Hornell and one son, Robert Coon, of Troupsburg; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral was held at the Griggs Funeral Home in Knoxville Friday July 7, with Pastor L. Robert Wood of Whitesville, N.Y. officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg. Attending were relatives and friends from Buffalo, Rochester, Corning, Elmira, Whitesville, Hornell, Arkport, Lewiston, Addison, N.Y., Westfield and Ulster, Pa. Submitted by Ron Lewis

CROFT - HEETER
Laura M. Age 88, of R.R. #2, Box 420, Knoxville, PA, died Friday, January 6th, 2006, at home after a short illness surrounded by her family. Born in Elmira, NY on November 21, 1917, she was the daughter of Ernest W. and Mildred Everitt Croft. She was a graduate of Troupsburg High School, a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of the former Galatea Rebekah Lodge and Cowanesque Valley Garden Club. She was a longtime Red Cross volunteer, a lover of animals, and enjoyed sewing. She first married James Hibbard, who preceded her in death in 1952. She then married Lorain Heeter, April 30, 1954, who survives. Also surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda J. and James E. Bliss of Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Janine Bliss of Corning and Courtney Bliss of Rockville, MD; stepson, Wendell Heeter of Mongolia; stepdaughters, Bonnie Rogers of Tucson, Arizona, Marlene Finley of Hammondsport, NY, and Patricia Swan of Lindley, NY; her sister, Mary Lang of Knoxville, PA; sister-in-law, Maxine Manning of Elkhart, Indiana; and several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Monday, January 9th at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY, from 1 to 3 p.m., where funeral and committal services will be conducted at 3 p.m. The Rev. Joel Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Austinburg United Methodist Church, c/o Ava Foster, R.R. #4, Box 474, Westfield, PA 16950.

DAVIES - EUGENE CLARK DAVIES
Eugene Clark Davies was born April 1, 1867 at Cowanesque, the second son of James Davies and Lydia Jane Finkner. He was married Sept. 10, 1887 at Troupsburg, N.Y., to Jeanette George of Brookfield. He lived in the Cowanesque Valley until July 1912, when he removed to Akron, Ohio that he might live closer to his children. While living in Knoxville, he became identified with the First Methodist church, wherein he immediately became active, transferring his zeal for serving the Master, and exerting his talents wherewith God had blessed him to the glory of God and the welfare of his fellow man to the Grace Methodist Episcopal church of Akron, which he served humbly as an official, Sunday school teacher and usher. He was a member of the Simpson Bible Class. About noon on May 14, 1928, he was unexpectedly summoned to serve his master above. Besides the host of friends who were his heritage, he left his beloved wife; a son, Earl Lee Davies of Los Angeles, California; a daughter, Mrs. Flay E. Greeley, who with her husband shared part of his home in Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Lane of Brookfield, Pa., Mrs. Carrie Bernauer of Rome, N.Y., and Mrs. Ernest Kimball of Kelsey City, Florida; and one brother, Ewellyn T. Davies of Cowanesque. The funeral was held Saturday in the Methodist church, Rev. W. C. Lundy officiating, burial was made in the family lot in the Austinburg Cemetery. ( Ron Lewis-ron1lew@webzone.net)

DAVIES - MRS. IDA LANE
Mrs. Ida Davies Lane died at her home in Brookfield Thursday, March 17, 1932. Mrs. Lane was born May 29, 1859 at Addison, N.Y., the oldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs.James Davies. When less than a year old, she moved to Cowanesque with her parents, where she resided until Jan. 1, 1879, when she married to William G. Lane of Brookfield, who died Feb. 1, 1900. To them were born two children, a daughter Bessie, and a son Arthur, both at home. Besides her children, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Bernauer of Rome, N.Y., and Mrs. Ernest Kimball of Kelsey City, Florida, and a brother, Eugene, died three years ago in Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Lane was a member of the M.E. Church and a highly respected woman in the community where the last 53 years of her life were spent. The funeral was held at the Austinburg church on Monday with the Rev. P. H. Woodruff of Westfield officiating. Burial in Austinburg Cemetery. Submitted by Ron Lewis from Westfield Free Press
 

DAVIS Ashley J. Davis

died suddenly at his home in Brookfield township Saturday at 4 p.m. He was born 63 years ago in the house where he died and had been engaged in farming all his life. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Boulio Davis; three daughters, Mrs. Elvia Gardner of Westfield; Mrs. Syphila Mack of Westfield; Miss Marie Davis of Rochester; two sons, Arnold of Tioga and Paul at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Pierce of Westfield and Mrs. Louise Goodwin of Jamestown and a brother, Glenn Davis of Phillips Station. Funeral services were held yesterday; burial in the Austinburg [Woodlawn] cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 8 December 1937, p1
 
George N. DAVIS   George N. Davis, 65, well-known resident of this community died at his late home Wednesday morning January 2, 1935.  Mr. Davis was born in Brookfield Township, the son of George J. and Juliette Davis.  His life vocation was farming, but he held several township offices as opportunity arose, being supervisor of Brookfield township for twenty years. He was a member of the Troupsburg Grange and Cowanesque M. E. Church, of which he was an attendant when health permitted.  He was held in high esteem by a host of friends, being a man of his reputation, industrious and well-liked by all with whom he came in contact.  Mr. Davis is survived by his widow, a daughter Mrs. Edward Bouch of Wellsville, N.Y., a son Leon Davis of Westfield.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at his home with Rev. P.H. Woodruff officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg.  About two hundred sorrowing friends and relatives were in attendance at the services
 

DAVIS Gilbert H

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, February 26, 1908

Mr. Gilbert H. Davis, aged nearly 72, died recently at his home in Brookfield. He was born in Milford, Otsego County, NY, March 13, 1836 and removed to Brookfield in 1861. He married Miss Adelaide Pease of Woodhull, January 20, 1860, and to them five children were born, four of whom, with their mother, survive: Theodore Pierce of Brookfield, Mrs. H. P. Goodwin of Jamestown, NY; Ashley Davis of Brookfield, and Glenn Davis of Phillips Station.
  

DOWD IRENE L. MCLEAN
Irene L. Age 93, of #217 Riverside Manor, Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born March 7, 1913, in Angelica, NY, the daughter of William and Mary Lyons Dowd. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westfield, Eastern Star, Eulalia Grange and Rebekah Lodge. Survived by sister, Ellen Harding, Angelica, NY; nephews, Richard Harding, Angelica, NY, Gilbert Harding, Deville, LA; several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon McLean in 1989. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Saturday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Lewis Young Offc. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

FOSTER Howard Riley "Bud"
82, of 2369 Austinburg Road, Westfield, PA, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born in Blossburg, PA, July 28, 1927, he was the son of Elloyd & Margaret Alice Parsons Foster. A 1945 graduate of Westfield High School, he was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army of Occupation in Europe. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years, retiring as Post Master at Elkland, PA. He was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church, the Knoxville, PA VFW, the Elkland, PA American Legion Post, the Valley 49ers Square Dance Club, served as a scouter for 5 Rivers Boy Scout Council, was former local police officer for Westfield Boro and Brookfield Township, PA, was a member of Northern Tier Recreation Association, a trustee of Woodlawn Cemetery Assoc and delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years. He married Ava Payne on June 20 1948. She survives. Also surviving are his daughter and son in law, Karen & Wallace Zinck of Woodhull, NY, his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas & Dolores Foster of Cincinnati, OH, his grandchildren, Amy Druetto of Knoxville, PA, Michael Zinck of Enola, PA, Kelly Foster of Rochester, NY, Riley Kiersten, Matthew & Jonathan Foster, all of Cincinnati and 4 great grandchildren. Friends may call on Sunday, August 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Sherry Good will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

FRAZIER Barney
Wellsboro Agitator - February 3, 1909
Mr. Barney Frazier died last Saturday night.  He was 74 years of age.  The funeral will be held in the Austinburg Methodist church on Tuesday, at 1 o'clock.  His wife and seven children survive.

FRAZIER Mary Eliza
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, January 17, 1940
Knoxville, Jan. 16--Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Griggs Funeral Home, for Mary E. Sawyer, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Sheehan in Elmira, Jan. 13. She was born in Brookfield, June 24, 1857, daughter of Barney and Sabrina George Frazier. On July 9, 1876 she was married to H. Clifford Sawyer of Brookfield, who died 4 years ago. Seven children were born to them, 3 of whom are deceased. Mrs. Sawyer had lived nearly all her life in the vicinity of Austinburg and Knoxville where she was highly esteemed. Survivors are: 3 sons, Bert L. Sawyer and Harry V. Sawyer of Knoxville; Lewis J. Sawyer of Little Genesee, NY; one daughter, Mrs. Ettie M. Sheehan of Elmira; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Munson of Harrison Valley; Mrs. L L Tubbs of Westfield; nine grandchildren, Reid Little of Potter Brook, Mrs Mary Congden of Buffalo; Robert, Howard and Dorothy Sheehan of Elmira; Ross Sawyer of Knoxville; Jean, Robert and William Sawyer of Little Genesee.

FRAZIER VIOLA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, January 24, 1917
Viola Erway Russell died at her home in Westfield, Jan. 10, after an illness of many years. She was born in Brookfield Twp., April 22, 1860, and her entire life was spent in that vicinity. She was the only daughter of George and Lucy Frazier. Her parents died when she and one brother, Albert Frazier, were small children. She was married to Curtiss Erway Feb. 15, 1875. To this union were born 3 children, Walter Erway of Virginia; Mrs. Clarence Smith of Penn Yan, NY and Marion Erway of Westfield, all of whom survive. Years ago she was divorced from Curtiss Erway and Sept 20, 1911, she was married to Ira Russell who survives her. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

GEORGE Maria M

Wellsboro Agitator – March 29, 1922

Mrs. Maria George Mascho died at her home on Westfield, R. D. 1, on March 18. She is survived by her husband, Charles Mascho, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Steward and Mrs. Basil King. The funeral was held late Tuesday; interment in the Troupsburg cemetery.  Note:  Tombstone is in Austinburg Cemetery


GEORGE Mary M Northrop

Wellsboro Agitator – March 7, 1906

Mrs. G. W. Northrop, aged about 79, died at her home in Knoxville, on February 22, of paralysis.  Her maiden name was Mary M. George. She was born in Brookfield township on July 28, 1837, and was a daughter of the late John and Olive George. On April 16, 1657, she was married to Dr. G. W. Northrop, who survives her.  Of their three daughters, one Louise G., wife of Mr. W. D. Jordan, of Troupsburg, N Y., survives her. One brother, Mr. John G. George, of Brookfield, also survives her, besides her step-children, C. D. Northrop, of Geneva, N. Y., and Mrs. M. N. Edwards, of Potterbrook.  Mrs. Northrop was a good woman and was highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. She was devoted to her home and family and possessed many admirable qualities.
 
GEORGE Sabrina
SABRINA GEORGE FRAZIER died at the home of her daughter Mrs. M.A. Munson at Harrison Valley on Thursday, April 1 1915. Mrs. Frazier would have been 80 years old last Sunday, she having been born on April 4, 1835, in Brookfield Township, Tioga Co. Pa., where her entire life was spent. She was married to Barney Frazier, September 21, 1854 and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive her: Mrs. H.C. Sawyer and Mrs. Munson of Harrison Valley; Charles B.(Frazier) of Cowanesque; Sherm J. (Frazier) of Borden; Mrs. LL Tubbs of Westfield R.D. Mr. Frazier died about six years ago. Mrs. Frazier was a devoted member of the Baptist Church for a period of nearly sixty years and was loved by all who knew her. The funeral services were held from the M.E. Church of Austinburg, Sunday April 4th. Rev. Martin N. Longnecker of Knoxville, officiating and interment was made in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg Pa.  Obit provided by Joyce Erway
 
GEORGE Zylpha

Wellsboro Agitator – Thursday, May 10, 1956

Mrs. Zylpha George Cook, 87, of Knoxville Star Route, died Friday, May 4, 1956, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lelia Wakley, at Austinburg.  She was born November 24, 1868, and was the widow of Edgar Cook.  Mrs. Cook lived her entire life in Brookfield Township and was a member of the Austinburg Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.  Survivors besides Mrs. Wakley are two grandchildren, Garfield of Binghamton, N.Y., and Mrs. Audrey James of Knoxville, and two great-grandchildren.

GIANTOMASI Adaline J. Beebe

94, of Knoxville, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Collins Personal Care Home in Elkland.  Born Aug. 21, 1918 in Elkland, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Domenica (D'Amica) Giantomasi.  She was a cook at H.B. Schoonover Restaurant and the Fred Perry Restaurant.   She married Oliver E. Beebe of Knoxville on Dec. 14, 1935. They were married for 58 years until his passing in 1993. Adaline was a member of the Yoked Church of Knoxville, where she taught Sunday School in the Primary Department, sang in the choir and served on several committees. She was a charter member of the Elkland Senior Citizen's Club and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.  She is survived by her children, Annette "Toni" (Jeff) Tracy, Knoxville; Sandra (James) Johnson, Knoxville; Connie (Stuart) Potter, Harrison Valley; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Giantomasi, Elkland; a daughter-in-law, Arloine Beebe, Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver; her son, Eugene Beebe, and her siblings, Mary Cook, Pauline Cunningham, Sarah Vargeson, Anna Bailey, Nick, Gelard and Nunzy Giantomasi.  Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Elkland, on Friday, Nov. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 3 p.m. with Ed Collins officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.   Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 20, 2012

 

GIANTOMASI –PAULENE M. CUNNINGHAM, 77 of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro died Sunday, May 8, 1994.  Born March 29, 1917 in Elkland, she was the daughter of Antonio and Domenica D’Amica Giantomasi.  She was a housewife and a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Earl Cunningham in 1984.  Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Duane and Joyce Cunningham of Westfield and Gary Cunningham of Mansfield; two sisters, Anne Bailey of Penn Yan, N.Y. and Adaline Beebe of Knoxville; two brothers, Nick Giatomasi of East Syracuse, N.Y. and Nunzy Giatomasi of Elkland; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces nephews and cousins.  Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland on Tuesday, May 10.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, May 11 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland with the Rev. August Ricciardi officiating.  Burial was made at Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas Catholic Church.  –McKay Scrapbook
 
GLOVER Jake

Wellsboro Gazette – October 2, 1947

Jake Glover, aged 83 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Content Sturdevant, in Emira on Saturday.  He was born in Greenwood, N. Y., May 21, 1864, and Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sturdevant, and Mrs. Joyce Preston, of Nelson; one son, Tracy Glover, of Ovid, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Emma Johnson, of Galeton; also eight grandchildren.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Austinburg Methodist Church, Rev. Anthony Sampson, of Elmira, assisted by Rev. John D. Wilcox, of Big Flats, officiating; with burial in Austinburg cemetery.
 

GRIDLEY - Wilson A. Gridley, 85, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Westfield, died Thursday, May 27, 2010.  He was born June 27, 1924, in Westfield, the son of Arthur V. and Anna Hubbard Gridley. Wilson and his wife owned and operated the Valley Dollar Saver in Westfield for many years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Westfield, Church of the Good Shepherd in Davidson, N.C., the Westfield Area Lions Club, and the Westfield Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, the former E. Jean Thomas; a son, Wilson "Bill" (Tonda) Gridley of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Sandra (Edward) DiPrima of Rochester, N.Y.; Nicole "Nikki" (Walter) Watson of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a sister-in-law, Patricia Gridley of Huntersville, N.C.; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Gridley and Thomas Gridley. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, in St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield. The Rev. Joseph F. McNamara, rector, will preside. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will be made in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, Pa. 16950.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses. Wellsboro Gazette - June 28, 2010
 

GRIFFIN EUGENE M.
Eugene M. Griffin died at his home on North First Street, Knoxville, PA at 5:30 o'cl9ock on the morning of Tuesday, December 14, 1920 after a lingering decline of vulvular leakage of the heart developing from a severe illness of bronchial pneumonia in February, 1918, nearly three years ago.  He was born in Brookfield, Tioga County PA., on June 6, 1846, and was the last surviving one of four brothers born to Joseph and Lucy Griffin.  On October 17, 1869 he was married to Josephine M. Webb, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Webb.  To them were born three children, Geneva Angeline, wife of C. A. Pierce, of DeRuyter, N.Y.; Elliot Audibon, who died in childhood, and Arthur Joseph, of Elmira, N.Y.  Mr. Griffin inheritied from his mother a passion for music which was accompanied by a voice of rare excellence.  He was chorister of the M. E. church in Knoxville for many years, and also at Austinburg, during the years he was living on his farm at that place.  For a number of years he was a member of the Knoxville Male Quartette composed of Prof. G. B. Strait, Elwin Kelts, Fair Freeborn and himself.  Was also a member of the first Knoxville brass band.  He was a carpenter by trade.  The most of his life has been spent as a resident of Knoxville, though his work often took him away into different states of the Union.  He began his first work after the age of twenty-one as setter in the saw mill of the late Joel Johnson near the old covered bridge at the west end of Main Street, now owned and occupied by John Burch and known as the Knowville Roller Mills.  He was a soldier in the Civil War, having enlisted at the time of the raid into Pennsylvania in 1863, and was in camp near Gettysburg during the battle but his company was not called into action.  At his death he was a member of the G. A. R. Post at Westfield, Pa.  He was converted at the age of twenty-seven, during revival services conducted by our Pastor, Rev. James Weeks, and has always lived a consistent christain life and a faithful supporter of the church.  He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter and seven grandchildren.  The funeral services were conducted at the home of by Rev. Pitts, our present pastor, and his favorite hymn, "Lead Kindly Light," was beautifully rendered by Fair Freeborn, accompanied by Emma Wheaton at the organ.  His remains were laid to rest in the Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg.
 

GUNN Olive Sweet -   Mrs. Thomas Sweet died recently at her home in Brookfield after years of ill health.  The funeral was held at the Austinburg church; interment in the Austinburg cemetery.  Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and one daughter; Sherman Patterson, of Knoxville; Orin Patterson, of Broughton Road; Richard Patterson and Mrs. Romer Lincoln, of Westfield.  She was 72 years of age.  She was Miss Olive Gunn before marriage, her first husband being Charles J. Patterson, the second Mr. Shirley and the third was Mr. Sweet.  She was a member of the Brookfield Methodist church.  Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan, 1919.
 

HEETER Lorain W. "Gabe" Age 84 of 2673 Austinburg Road, Knoxville, PA, entered into rest early Thursday morning at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro following a short illness. He was born on October 7, 1921 in Knox, PA, the son of Lorenzo and Mona Stahlman Heeter. Gabe was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theater. On April 30, 1954, he and Laura Croft were married in Coudersport, PA. Laura predeceased him on January 6, 2006. Gabe was a 40-year employee of Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post, working as a molder in their foundry. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an avid gardener and sports fan. Surviving are his daughters, Bonnie Rogers of Tucson, AZ, Marlene Finley of Hammondsport, NY, Patricia (Roger) Swan of Lindley, NY and Linda (James) Bliss of Westfield, PA; his son, Wendell Heeter of Arizona; his aunt, Genevieve Ebersole of Azusa, CA; sisters-in-law, Mary Lang of Knoxville and Shirley Heeter of Sharon, PA. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife Laura, Gabe was predeceased by his sisters, Maxine Manning and Bernice Stoyer, and brothers, Ronald Heeter and Robert Heeter. Friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Joel Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Austinburg, PA. Memorial in Lorain's name may be made to The Austinburg United Methodist Church in care of Ava Foster, RR 4, Westfield, PA 16950. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/01/06

 

HOLIDAY Catherine
Wellsboro Agitator - March 29, 1899
--Mrs. Catherine Ives died last week Monday at her home near Austinburg at the age of 85 years.  She lived nearly her whole life on the farm where she died.

 

HOLLAND - MASCHO, Edna M.
Our mother has longed to go to Glory since she turned 90 years old. She said "That was just too old to live". Arthritis is so painful. She believed the truth, God's Word, the Bible. She had no doubt about her eternity. On Monday morning, March 9, 2009 she went peacefully in her Horseheads home to be with her Lord and rejoined with the family she missed at the age of 96. Edna was born in Willowby, OH daughter of the late Montague R. & Pamelia Harrison Holland. In serving the Lord, Edna was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and always held a strong faith. She loved flower gardening and raising Morning Glories at her home, enjoyed cooking, caring for her family and cherished the company of her feline companions. Edna was well known in her community as an excellent seamstress. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kathie (Marty) Mansfield, Horseheads and Karen (LaRue Curren) Ennis, Fassett, PA; five grandchildren, Jill (Rob) Pereira; Joel (fiancée, Angie Benjamin) Mansfield; Jesse (fiancée, Shannon Gray) Mansfield; Crystal (fiancee, Patrick Parks) Ennis and Daniel Ennis; soon to be great granddaughter, Ava Jane Pereira; a sister, Montene A. Caywood, Wellsburg; a niece and companion who Edna thought of as her third daughter, Penny Mascho, Woodhull, NY; nieces, nephews and family friends, her companions at home, "Pretty Boy", "Gracie", "Magic" and "Sadie". In addition to her parents, Edna was predeceased by her husband, Lyle Mascho; a sister, Ethel, and brothers, Stuart, Harrison, Bob and Kenneth. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will take place at 7:15 p.m. with the Reverend Jeremiah Ayers officiating. Interment will take place at the families convenience in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Because Edna held a love for flowers and animals, flowers are acceptable or memorials may be directed to the Four Paws Rescue, 1978 Jackson Center Rd. Millerton, PA 16936 in her memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/10/2009

 

HOLMES - CARR
Janet B. Age 94, of 311 North First Street, Knoxville, PA, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at the Carleton Senior Care Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 17, 1911 in Rhinecliff, NY, the daughter of Earl B. and Harriet Lines Holmes. She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1929. She was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church. She worked as a cook for many years in several local restaurants. She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jack Cunningham, Knoxville, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lorraine Carr, Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, Lori (Marty) Hamblin, Bob (Linda) Cunningham, Wendy (Ivan) Swartz, Holly (Steve) Wheaton, Donna (Ray) Clayton, Ricky (Traci) Carr, Brian (Jacki) Carr, Duane (Melissa) Carr, Rodney (Janet) Carr, Tracy (Ron) Massari, Shannon (Tom) Pearson, Jodi (Tom) Schwertoffer, Shawn (Janie) Carr, Lynda (Brad) Bieser, Vicki (Frank) Chase and Reva Hand; 41 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughter, Marilyn Y. Grim; sons, Keith R. Carr and Donald E. Carr; grandsons, Kevin L. Carr and Alan M. Carr. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. immediately following the visitation, Pastor Joel Coleman officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Yoked Church of Knoxville in Janet's memory.

 

HOUSE Marilyn Baker Nudd

68, of County Route 129, Woodhull, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness.  Marilyn was born Dec. 4, 1943 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late James and Ella Stage House.  She studied early childhood development at CCC. Marilyn operated the Woodhull Day Care Center for several years and later worked as a home health aide for Home Health Care in Hornell. She belonged to the Woodhull Senior Citizens and the MacDonald Guild in Woodhull and was a past member of the Woodhull Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to crochet and her work was in constant demand. Her greatest pleasure came in spending time with her beloved grandchildren.  Marilyn and Kenneth G. Nudd were married on Dec. 5, 2004 and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2005. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Charity Baker in 1996, her sister, Claudia Williams and her brothers, James House Jr. and Kenneth House.  Surviving are her sons, Dennis (Laura) Baker of Kanona, Robert (Corinna) Baker of Alfred Station and Edward (Brenda) Baker of Addison, her daughter, Hope Willis (Roger Williams) of Woodhull, her grandchildren, Devin Baker, Derrick Baker, Domonique Baker, Brandon Baker, Adam Baker, Dakota Baker and Erin Baker.  Also survived by Ken’s children, Nancy (Dwight) Allen of Palm Coast, FL, Valerie (Jack) Mensch of Fredericksburg, PA, Gail (Thomas) Berry of Conklin, NY, Veronica Nudd of Mansfield, PA, David (Tanya) Nudd of Westfield, PA and Daniel (Kay) Nudd of Lindley, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Surviving also are her sisters, Sandy (David) Harris of Andover, Carol Roosa of Jasper, Gertrude (Mervin) Brewer of Woodhull, Beverly Carpenter of Wellsville, Shirley (Bruce) Harris of Andover, Joyce (Larry) Clark of Jasper, Sue (Chuck) Marlatt of Tennessee and Patty Woodworth of Hornell, her brother, Gary House (Cindy Ackley) of Jasper and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Sunday, July 22 from 6- 8 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 2 PM with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  Corning Leader – July 21, 2012

 

HUBBARD Angie
Westfield Free Press April 22, 1899
Death – Brookfield
Mrs. Angie Wakley died on the 5th inst.  Funeral in the Free Will Baptist church of Austinburg, Pa. on the 7th.  She was a daughter of Noah B. Hubbard.  She was left a widow 5 years ago.  Four children survive.  Funeral by Rev. Reams.  She was aged 41 years.

 

HUNT Daniel W
Wellsboro Agitator - November 5, 1902
Rev. Daniel W. Hunt, aged 81, died on October 31st in Knoxville at the home of his son, Mr. John B. Hunt, after being in ill health for the last six months, previous to which time he had always been in robust health.  Mr. Hunt was born in Otsego county, N.Y., but when a youth he removed with his parents and their many children to Brookfield township, where he remained nearly 30 years and where his marriage to Miss Ann Wakley took place.  Mr. Hunt removed over 30 years ago to Troupsburg, N.Y., and removed thence 11 years ago to Knoxville where the remainder of his life was spent.  Mrs. Hunt died four years ago.  In addition to Mr. John B. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt are survived by two other children - Mrs. Hudson Seely, of Cowanesque, and Mrs. George Seely, of Osceola.  When still a young man Mr. Hunt became a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and for many years had been a licensed preacher in that denomination.  Largely attended funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, the 2d instant, from the Free Will Baptist churh in Austinburg, Brookfield township, of which Mr. Hunt had been a member for nearly half a century.  Rev. Mr. Holland, of Middlebury, a former pastor, officiated.

 

Knoxville Courier, February 5, 1913
Death of M. V. JORDAN
Martin V. JORDANdied Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 1913, at his farm home near Austinburg. His age was 72 years last August. Funeral services will be held from the house this Wednesday afaternoon at 2 o'clock and interment in the Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg. We will prepare an obituary for the next issue of the paper. Submitted by: Linda ZAPF Cracraft

 

IVES Ambrose
Wellsboro Agitator - November 11, 1879
Troup's Creek, November 5, 1879 - I regret to report the death of Mr. Ives, one of the oldest citizens of this place.  He had been very sick nearly all the season and died on the 18th of October.

 

JOHNSON Ruth Marie
HORNELL - Ruth M. Sawyer, 87, formerly of Troupsburg & Woodhull, NY, died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at Hornell Gardens, Hornell, NY.  Born in Clymer Township, PA, October 21, 1914, she was the daughter of Herman & Joyce Kimball Johnson. She was a 1931 graduate of Westfield, PA High School and later Elmira Business Institute. For 22 years she was tax collector of the Town of Troupsburg and retired from the District Office of Troupsburg Central School. She was a member of the Austinburg Baptist Church. Ruth married Jennings D. Sawyer, August 25, 1934; he preceded her in death May 29, 1975. She was also preceded in death by sons, Ronald & Robert Sawyer, great grandson, Samuel Hulbert & brothers, Francis & Clarence Johnson. She is survived by sons & daughters-in-law, J. David & Elizabeth Sawyer of Woodhull, NY, Dale & Grace Sawyer of Friendsville, TN, Dean & Cheryl Sawyer of Troy, PA and George & Helen Sawyer of Canisteo, NY; daughters & sons-in-law, Ann & Donald Hulbert of Troupsburg, NY, Mary & Keith Auton of San Jose, CA, Jane Kawecki of Warren, OH, and Janet Atwood of Hornell, NY; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren & 8 step-great grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday, August 21st, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 22nd, at 11:00 am. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher & Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Memorials will be received for Woodhull Ambulance Corp., c/o David Sawyer, 1646 Jasper St., Woodhull, NY 14898 or Troupsburg Firemen's Auxiliary, c/o Jackie Crawford, 1380 Rte. 126, Troupsburg, NY 14855.  Jennings D. Sawyer and Ruth Marie Johnson were married on 25 Aug 1934.

 

JORDAN Isabelle “Belle” Gertrude

Corning Evening Leader – Tuesday, September 22, 1936

AUSTINBURG, Pa. — Mrs. Perry Simons, a highly respected resident of this place died suddenly Sunday evening of a heart seizure while getting lunch.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at Austinburg Baptist Church. 


JORDAN Muriel I

Wellsboro Gazette – September 16, 1992

Muriel I. Bonham, 77, of Lawrenceville RR 2 died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1992, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  Born March 28, 1915, in Deerfield Township, she was the daughter of Eldon and Ella Battin Jordan.  She was a member of O E.S. #328, Knoxville.  She was vice president of Commonwealth Bank, Westfield branch, until her retirement in 1976.  Preceding her in death was a son, Gregory, in 1989.  Surviving are her husband,  Donald J Bonham; two sons, ,Jerald H. Price of Knoxville and Michael A. Bonham of Lawrenceville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Marian Howe of Binghamton, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, at the convenience of the family. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Williams Scholarship Fund or the Lawrenceville Volunteer Ambulance Association.
   

KEMP - Mrs. Sarah A. Johnson   Mrs. Sarah A. Johnson, 74, died at the home of her son, Harold Johnson of Brookfield, Sunday March 12, 1939.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Farmington Township, the daughter of Davis C. and Harriet Campbell Kemp.  She was the widow of Edgar C. Johnson who died in 1917.  Survivors are three sons, Robert of Corning, Harold and Walter of Brookfield; three brothers Harry Kemp of Lawrenceville, Bert Kemp of Lewiston, N.Y. and John Kemp of Nelson; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Bradford G. Webster of the Knoxville Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Leo J. Engler of the Grace Methodist Church of Corning officiated.  Pall bearers were David Murdock, Lester Hunt, Reid Murdock, Giles Thomas, Rea Bush and Vern Phoenix.  Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

KILBURN, Jane - Jane K. Allen, 74, formerly of Linden, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz. Born November 13, 1939, in Austinburg, she was a daughter of Walter and Harriet (Payne) Kilburn. Jane graduated from the Hornell Business School and retired from the Department of Environmental Protection in Williamsport, after many years of service. She loved to travel; she toured Europe, spent time in Ireland, made yearly trips to Maine and most recently the Grand Canyon. Jane loved growing and canning her own fruits and vegetables. She also enjoyed reading, nature, birds, and found great joy in spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are two daughters, Melissa L. Green (E.J.) of Blacksburg, SC and LaRae K. Allen of Lititz; three grandchildren, Laurel Green, Eddie Green, III and Tia Bates; five great-grandchildren, Eddie IV, Kayle, Gage, Delilah and Curtis. They will miss how she always loved unconditionally, could make you laugh uncontrollably and always remind you to see the beautiful sky, trees and birds. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 54 years, William C. Allen in 2012, a brother, Walter James Kilburn, and a sister, Joan Kilburn. A funeral service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A viewing will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Sanders. Burial will be held at noon Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Tioga County. www.SandersMortuary.comDeceased's funeral arrangements : A funeral service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A viewing will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Sanders. Burial will be held at noon Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Tioga County. Wellsboro Gazette, July 23, 2014

 

KILBURN - OLIVENE K. MORTON
Olivene K. Morton, 84, of RD 1, Westfield, died Sunday, April 10, 1988, at her home. Born July 11, 1903, in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of Sherry and Kate Lindsley Kilburn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ivan, in 1964, and a son-in-law, Arnold English, in 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Lucille English of RD, Westfield; and several cousins. Services were held today, Wednesday, April 13, at 2 pm at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield.  The Rev. Donald Slaybaugh Jr. officiated. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery in Austinburg.

 

KILBURN Ruth Evangeline
Wellsboro Gazette - January 2, 1975
Ruth E. Johnson, age 73, of Riverside Manor, Westfield, died at home, Friday evening, December 27, 1974.  She is survived by her husband, Walter Johnson; brother, Joneal Kilburn of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Elwin Frances Williams of Woodhull, 6 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at the H. P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, Tuesday, December 31. 1974 at 2 p.m., with The Reverend Gerald Wood, pastor of the Austinburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg. Pa.

 

KILBURN Walter J
Wellsboro Agitator - June 13, 1963
Walter J. Kilburn of Knoxville RD, died Sunday, June 9, 1963 at the age of 87.  He was the only son of Jonas G. and Elizabeth Wakley Kilburn, to whom he was born July 1, 1875. On September 19, 1898, he married Nellie DeMun, who predeceased him. They were the parents of five children, one of whom died in infancy.  The others are Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Austinburg, with whom Mr. Kilburn made his home the last 16 years; Jonas of Wellsboro RD 5, Mrs. Frances Williams of  Woodhull, N, Y., and Walter Jr., who died in 1956. Surviving with the three children, are seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Murdock of Austinburg, and Mrs. Madge Wheaton of Masonville, I. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Royce Lewis officiating. Burial.was in Woodlawn Cemetery, .Austinburg.

 

KILBURN Walter J. "Jim" Age 69, of Cogan Station, PA, died Sunday, August 21, 2005, at his home. Born May 29, 1936 in Knoxville, PA, he was a son of Walter D. and Harriet Payne Kilburn. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Ann M. Zimmer; four children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, and a sister. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a sister. Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA.
 

LeBARRON Paul A. LeBarron

Paul Allen LeBarron, 76, of 379 Route 36, Troupsburg, NY died on July 10, 2011 at home after a 17-year battle with Chronic Lymphositic Leukemia.  Paul was born April 29, 1935 in Smethport, PA to Francis & Rose (Baker) LeBarron.  Survivors include four sons, Cecil (Mary) LaBarron of Carlisle, PA, Carl (Paula) LeBarron & Dale (Joanne) LeBarron both of Troupsburg, NY, Scott (Holly) LeBarron of Dillsburg, PA; two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Lehman of Lawrenceville, PA and Cindy (Barry) Payne of Canisteo, NY; his wife, Kathryn LeBarron of Troupsburg, NY; one sister, Alberta Lute of Masontown, PA; 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nieces & nephews; and caregiver, Carol Harkenrider.  Paul was predeceased by his parents, sister, Erna Grist, granddaughter, Angie LeBarron, brother-in-law, Bob Lute, niece, Norma Lute, and nephew, Paul Lute.  Paul was founder of Troups Creek Auto Parts.  Paul enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and many friends and going to Antique Car Shows in Carlisle, Dunkirk and Hershey, and he enjoyed collecting antique auto parts.  A special thank you to Dr. Deborah Mulford and staff and the nurses and techs on Unit 6-3400 at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Dr. Timothy Doerr, Dr. Paul Graman in Rochester, NY, Dr. Serge Dauphin and staff at the Falck Cancer Center in Elmira, NY and Joyce, Doreen and Barb at the Infusion Center at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY, Dr. Joe Mathey in Corning, NY, and Diane Reed and her wonderful staff at McDonald Clinic in Woodhull, NY.  Friends may call Wednesday, July 13th, 1-3 & 7-9pm, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00am.  The Rev. Daniel E. Knopf will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Learburg Centre, 401 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13203-1770; Gentiva, 11849 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – July 12, 2011
 

LOZIER - DAVIS, Eliza W., formerly of Westfield, PA
88, died Saturday, June 7, 2008. Born August 6, 1919, in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Roger G. and Effie Cady Lozier. On September 27, 1938, in Addison, NY, she married Paul B. Davis, who predeceased her in 1980. She was a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving are: two sons, Paul (Lana) Davis of Westfield, and Shirland Davis of Genesee, PA; two daughters, Carol (Raymond) Ransom and Noreen (James) Erway, both of Westfield; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Bertina) Lozier of Corning, NY; a sister, Eileen Wynick of Westfield; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Darwin B. Davis, in 1964; a granddaughter, and a great-granddaughter. A private graveside service will be held in Austinburg, PA. Memorials may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/8/2008.
 

MACK Dorothy
Knoxville Library Scrapbook
Dorothy, the sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Mack, of Chatham, who was so severely burned in the fire that destroyed the house in which they lived on the Hurlbutt farm last Wednesday morning, and was taken to the Blossburg Hospital, died there during Wednesday night.  Funeral services were held at Austinburg Saturday last and the interment made in the Woodlawn cemetery at that place.
 

MACK Dorothy

Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., May 21, 1925, Pg 1

Dorothea Mack, the sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Mack of Little Marsh was burned so severely last Wednesday morning that death resulted that same evening [5/13/1925]. The girl who was a 'little mother' in the family of seven other children, had gone to the kitchen about 6:30 to start the fire preparatory to getting breakfast. She poured the contents of a can of kerosene into the stove, and when she attempted to light the fire the oil exploded, severely burning her and setting the house on fire. After the explosion, the girl ran into another room and fell on the floor where her father, who had been to the barn milking, found her and dashing the contents of two pails of milk over her, extinguished the flames. He then succeeded in getting the mother and seven children out of the house before they were burned but the farmhouse was entirely consumed. In spite of her burns, which she claimed were not serious and nothing to worry about, Miss Dorothea walked to the house of a neighbor, Clyde Neal, and was cared for. However, a few hours later it was deemed wise to take her to the Blossburg hospital where she died that same evening. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Austinburg, Rev. Willis officiating. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the unfortunate family. The property belonged to Asaph Hurlbutt and entailed a big loss, being only partially insured.

 
MASCHO – Charles S. Mascho, 78, of Westfield, died Saturday, May 13, 1961. He was a retired farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jessie Balch Mascho; daughter, Mrs. Ellen Weins of Rochester; sisters, Mrs. Belle Hess of Washington, Mrs. Laura Bathrick of Austinburg, PA; brothers, John of Mansfield, Albert of Westfield. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Piper Funeral Home, Westfield. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 17 May 1961, p.4

 

MASCHO Charles W

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., June 6, 1934, Pg 1

The funeral of Charles W. Mascho, aged 86 years, was held Thursday; burial at Austinburg. He was a son of Charles and Sarah Joseph Mascho. He owned a farm near Westfield which he worked for a number of years. After the death of his wife, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Steward. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs Basil King; a granddaughter and great-grandchild.  

 

MASCHO –LAURA C. BATHRICK age 83 of Austinburg, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1972 at Blossburg State Hospital, Blossburg, Pa.  Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Woodhull Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. George Parmelee, Pastor of Woodhull Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austingburg, Pa.  survivors include husband, George Bathrick; sons, Howard Bathrick of Nelson, Pa., Earlton Bathrick of Lawrenceville, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Lela Hunt of Genesee, Pa.; brother, John Macho of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren.  Mrs. Bathrick was born in Brookfield, Pa., June 4, 1888, daughter of Syvellon & Ellen Seeley Mascho.  She was a member of Troups Creek Grange.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1972

MASCHO - Mrs. Mattie Mascho Grinolds, 72 years, of Spencer, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1958 at her home in Spencer. She was the widow of William Grinolds. Survived by three daughters, and one son, a number of grandchildren, two sister and three brothers, one of whom is John Mascho, Sr. of First St., Mansfield. Mr. & Mrs. Mascho and daughter, Betty attended the funeral, which was held at the Methodist Church in Austinburg, PA, with burial in the new Austinburg Cemetery Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1958. - Mansfield Advertiser, Dec. 1958
 
McFALL William Riley

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, July 27, 1910

The funeral of Mr. Riley McFall was held from the home of his son,, on Tannery St., last Friday.  Austinburg

 

MILLS – William “Bill” Mills, 73, of Knoxville, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Bill was the husband of Genevieve “Genny” Kent Mills. He was born July 15, 1932 in Brookville Township, the son of Arthur Murry Mills and Eloise May Mascho Mills. Bill was employed by the Westfield Manor as a custodian. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve “Genny” Mills of Knoxville; four sons, William (Corrine) Mills Jr. of Woodhull, NY, Wyatt Wills of Florida, Thomas and Gregory Kent of Knoxville; two daughters, Wendy Mills of Elmira, NY, Teela (Kent) Loucks of Knoxville; 5 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; brother, Ed Mills of Bath, NY. A sister Marjorie Owlett and a step grandchild preceded him in death. Family and friends were invited to call Wednesday, June 21 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. Funeral services immediately followed visitation at the funeral home. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Tioga County. It was Bill’s wishes that there be no flowers.

 

MOREHOUSE Anna E. "Sawyer"
87, a longtime resident of East Lindley, NY, died on Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. She is survived by her husband, Clifford J Sawyer; children, Clara (Richard) Folnsbee, Ft. Mill, SC, Beverly (Donald) Williamee, Corning, NY, Duane (Vivian) Sawyer, York, PA; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Clemontine (Glen) White; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Morehouse of Cresent City, FL. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Morehouse; and by several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at the East Lindley Baptist Church Sunday, April 5, 2009, from 1 until 3 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow at 3:00 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. Sheldon Roblyer, officiating. Anna will be interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA following the service. Memorials may be directed to the East Lindley Baptist Church Mission's Fund, 10039 Tannery Creek Rd., Corning, NY 14830 in her memory. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

MORTON ALBERT WARREN
Wellsboro Agitator – June 14, 1911
--The death of Albert Warren Morton occurred at his home at Woodhull, N.Y. on June 3, after a few days illness of cerebral meningitis.  He was nearly 64 years of age.  The funeral was held at the house last week Tuesday at 11 o’clock and burial was made at Austinburg.  He is survived by his wife, three sons, Ray L., of Woodhull; Cass, of Gasport, N.y., and Claude of Greene; also two daughters, Mrs. Bradley Husted, of Elmira, and Mrs. Olga King, of Westfield.

 

MORTON ALBERT WARREN
Wellsboro Agitator – June 14, 1911
--Albert Morton, of Woodhull, N.Y., aged about 65, died June 3, after a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife, who was the daughter of Luman D. Seely, of Knoxville; two daughters, Mrs. Devillo King, of Westfield, and Mrs. Bradley Husted, of Wellsburg, and three sons, Claude, of Greene; Casson, of Gasport, and Ray, of Woodhull.  The funeral was held last week Tuesday, and the interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery, at Austinburg.

 

MOSHER Arthur T.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 12, 1910
Arthur Mosher, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mosher, of Troupsburg, N. Y., died on Dec. 29. The remains were taken to Austinburg, Pa., for interment.

 

MOSHER James Edward

Corning Evening Leader – Saturday, November 4, 1939

WESTFIELD, Pa. — The funeral of James Edward Mosher, of Troupsburg, N. Y. was held Tuesday at his home with the Rev. Herman L, Barbery officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Austinburg.  Mr. Mosher was born January 19, 1862 at Middlebury, Pa. His father Aaron Mosher was killed in the Civil War and his mother, nee Charlotte Baldwin, died when he was eight years old.  His early life was spent around Middlebury. When about 21 years of age he came to the Troupsburg region and purchased the farm in Mosher Hollow on which he lived for 30 years. In 1917 he moved to the village of Troupsburg where he lived eight years before coming

to the small farm on the Log Road, two and one-half miles southeast of Troupsburg where his last years were spent.  He was married In 1887 to Lucretia Pierce of Brookfield, who survives him. Three children are living: Mrs. Lottie Cook of Troupsburg, Mrs. Genevieve Reynolds of Jasper and Roy of Albany, N, Y. Mr. Mosher was always a public spirited citizen and a good neighbor and had a wide circle of friends.

 

MURDOCK - Mrs. Rose Murdock Tubbs, 73, of Knoxville, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 15, 1956.  Survived by husband, Robert Tubbs; brother, David Murdock of Austinburg, Pa., several nieces and nephews.  The body is at Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville, where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Jack Isbister and the Rev. David Olson.  Austinburg Cemetery.
 

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NORTHROP, May - PROMINANT WOMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH* 


Mrs. May N. Edwards Died of Pneumonia Saturday March 22nd.  One of the Most Esteemed Teachers of the Northern Tier and Active in Various Organizations of Public Welfare Nature. 
? Note:  Pencil written date of  “Mar 22 1930” 
Mrs. May N. Edward died at the home of Mrs. John Trowbridge, Saturday, March 22nd of pneumonia which developed Friday from a hard cold with which she had been affected for a week or so previous.  The change from a condition not regarded as threatening, to acute pneumonia was so rapid that few had knowledge that real danger existed until the news of her death, shortly after noon, Saturday, sent a wave of sorrow and regret throughout this section. 
 In the passing of this fine, Christian woman, the loss will be felt not only here, where she has spent a portion of her busy useful years of life, but in many widely separated places, where live young and old, who have felt the impress of her character and have been instructed during the fifty years of her life that were devoted to teaching in the schools of Tioga and Potter counties.  She lacked but a few days of attaining 77 years of life.  Physically she did not seem that age and her mind was clear and active, her smile warming, coming as it did from a soul of great sympathy and in understanding.  Life to Mrs. Edwards was an opportunity for doing good, and she accepted the responsibility happily and untiringly.  She followed the vocation of teaching because in this the chance for service was the widest and most promising of benefit to this with whom she came in contact.  Retired according to the Pennsylvania school code at the age of seventy, nevertheless her help was frequently sought as substitute teacher ad scarcely three weeks before her death she served as teacher in the Westfield School.

 Her education from schools came from the Woodhull graded school and Cornell University, but her mind was constantly being enriched throughout the years that followed by association with the classics.  She had the inclination to keep informed at all times on current events and was active in various organizations of which she was a member.  Her’s was the breath of mind that comes from much reading and keen observation and her papers read on countless literary programs and speeches often made impromptu were of a meritorious character.  They contained philosophy and wisdom and through them all a kindly humor that was typical of her own outlook on life.  Next to the devotion to her work of teaching was that  she gave to the cause of temperance.  Honored by various offices in county and state branches of the W. C. T. U. She was active in the work of this organization throughout her life and at the time of her death was President of the W. C. T. U. Of Potter County though a resident of Tioga County.  She never sought the high places in whatever activities she was engaged, but they came to her, nevertheless, because it was fitting that she should have them.   How many persons were benefited in mind and soul by contact with Mrs. Edwards cannot be told, they are legion.  In her were blended a fine intellect, a pure soul and the ability of radiating a desire for these qualities in others.  It was good to have known her, to have been numbered among her friends.  Some idea of the activity of Mrs. Edwards may be had from the fact that at the time of her death she was President of the W. C. T. U of the Wellsboro Chapter of the D. A. R.; of the Westfield Relief Corps; Past Worthy Matron of Cowanesque Chapter O. E. S.; member of the Eulalia Grange; of Lillian Rebekahs; of the Westfield Methodist Episcopal Church and teacher of the L. P. L. Class of that Sunday School.  In all of the organizations she has been an active and interested member.  Anout two weeks before her death, a dau or two before her cold dveloped, she had charge of the meeting of the Repunlican Women’s Council.  A quiz was conducted regarding political matters and her fund of information made this of real interest.  This is but indicative of the grasp she had on present events.  She never entered politics, but was honored by being chosen from this Congressional District as Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention which nominated Herbert Hoover.  She was born in Brookfield Township, Tioga County, Pa., April 1, 1853, the daughter of George Washington Northrup and Ellen DeWolf.  She received her early education at Woodhull Academy and Cornell University and began teaching at the age of 16, and for a time was engaged in schools in New York State.  On August 20, 1881, she was married to Artemus A. Edwards, of Troupsburg, also a teacher.  Mr. Edwards was principal at Osceola, at Westfield and Sabinsville, and his wife was a member of the faculties.  In 1902, when head of the Sabinsville school, Mr. Edwards died.  Continuing her school work Mrs. Edwards taught at Potterbrook and Harrison Valley.  Mrs. Edwards had two children, Mrs. Ellen Trowbridge, with whom she made her home, and George Edwards who died in 1923.  She was stepmother to the late Fred and Paul Edwards, the latter a prominent lawyer in Wellsboro.  She also gave a mother’s loving care to a niece, Mrs. Miriam Stewart, now of Muskegon Mich., who lost her own mother when a small child.  Mrs. Margaret Miller of Endicott, is a niece, and George Northrup, of Corning, chief train dispatcher for the New York Central Railroad, a nephew.  Four grandchildren survive her death,, Robert John Edwards, of Coudersport, Pa., Jane Emily Edwards, John Trowbridge, Jr., and Edith Trowbridge, at home.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Westfield Methodist Episcopal Church, with the pastor, the Rev. P. H. Woodruff officiating.  The large seating capacity of the M. E. church was tested to the extreme to accomodate those who came, many from a distance to pay the last measure of respect to the departed.  Across the wide chancel of the church spread a profusion of cut flowers, mute testimonials of the regard in which the deceased was eld.  Members of the W. C. T. U., the Relief Corps and the O. E. S. were present and accompanied the remains to their last resting place in the Austinburg Cemetery.  The funeral sermon by Rev. P. H. Woodruff, a close friend of the deceased, was confined for the most part to eulogy of the many fine traits of character possessed by Mrs. Edwards.

 

NORWOOD - Pfc. Gordon T. Norwood, 31, died in France, Aug. 23, 1944. His body arrived in Knoxville, Friday evening and a prayer service was held Saturday at the Griggs Funeral Home. Rev. M.P. Wheeler, Baptist minister, of Austinburg, officiated. Military burial was conducted by the Howard S. Lines Post No. 6753, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of Knoxville at Woodlawn cemetery, Austinburg. Mr. Norwood, was a resident of Alfred, NY, where he attended Alfred University, His survivors include his widow, Helen Grist Norwood, of Woodhull; parents, Roland and Mary Taylor Norwood, one brother Roland, Jr., two sisters, Mrs. Iva Jacox of Alfred, and Mrs. Sarah Diugozima, of East Liverpool, Ohio. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 13, 1949

 

NUDD   David S. (Sam) Age 82, of RR4, Box 485, Westfield, PA, diedThursday, January 19, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born in Troupsburg, NY, October 28, 1923, he was the son of Forrest D. and Sarah Cady Nudd. Sam was a 1941 graduate of Troupsburg Central School, was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a former member of the Knoxville, PA, VFW. A self-employed farmer and milk hauler, he retired as a machinist at Ingersoll Rand Company, Painted Post, NY. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis M. Bundy Nudd, at home; one son, Randy L. Nudd of RR4, Westfield, PA; his daughter, Rita J. (Terry) Seeley, also of Westfield, PA; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Larry Nudd of Cedar Rapids, IA, Elmer Nudd of Texas, and Merrill Nudd of Troupsburg, NY; and his sister, Berdena Cornell of Greenwood, NY. He is preceded in death by his son, Ricky Nudd; and brother, Kenneth Nudd. Friends may call Sunday, January 22nd, 2-4 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. The Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA, with Military Honors.

 

PAYNE –HARRIET E. KILBURN age 81 of 267 Sawmill Road, Cogan Station PA died Friday, August 20, 1999 at home.  Born in Westfield, PA May 23, 1918 she was the daughter of David W. and Althea Bush Payne.  She was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp. of Bath, New York.  She was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Ann Kilburn of Cogan Station; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and William Allen of Linden, PA; her brother, Geraold Payne of Woodhull, NY and her sister, Onalee Boccia of Hornell, NY; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Kilburn Jr. and a daughter, Joan Kilburn.  Friends may call Sunday, August 22, 1999 noon until 2:00 PM at the H. P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, New York where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation.  Rev. Jefferson Brewster will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette
 
PEASE – Mrs. Adelaide Davis, widow of the late Gilbert H. Davis, died at her home in Purplebrook, PA, Saturday evening, July 10. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg, PA. Mrs. Davis was 79 years of age and had been in poor health for over two years, having suffered a stroke of paralysis March 3, 1918. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Theodore Pierce, of Westfield; Mrs. H.B. Goodwin, of Jamestown, NY; Ashley P. Davis, of Westfield; Glenn A Davis, of Phillips Station, PA. Also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. – Wellsboro Agitator, 21 July 1920, p1
 
Wellsboro Agitator – July 28, 1920

Mrs. Adelaide Davis, widow of the late Gilbert Davis, died at her home in Purplebrook July 10, after suffering for more than two years from a paralytic stroke. Adelaide Victoria Pesso (Pease) was born April 15, 1841, in Woodhull, N. Y., daughter of Hannah M. and Joseph R. Pesso (Pease). January 21, 1860, she was married to Gilbert H. Davis. In October,1861, Mr. and Mrs. Davis came to Pennsylvania and located on the farm in Purplebrook. To them were born five children, four of whom survive—Mrs. Mary Pierce, of Westfield; Mrs. Louise Goodwin, of Jamestown, N. Y.; Ashley P. Davis, of Westfield, and Glenn A. Davis, of Phillips Station.  (The 1870 Brookfield census lists Joseph Pease and Hannah Pease living in the household of Gilbert and Adelaide Davis)
 

PHELPS Walter Glenn, Jr.

Age 66 of RR #1, Knoxville, PA, died Tuesday, August 1, 2001 at home a long illness. Born in Farmington Township, PA on January 17, 1935, he was the son of Walter Glenn and Thelma M. Graham Phelps. He was a retired mechanic and was a member of Local 66 International Union of Engineers. He was also a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge. He first married Verna J. Tompkins who preceded him in death in 1990. He then married Diana M. Core, she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Deborah Maskell and Mary Miller of Tennessee and Waneta Yoho of Littleton, West Virginia; two stepdaughters, Crystal Denny of Wakeman, Ohio and Hazel Core of Norwalk, Ohio; his brothers, Richard Phelps of Arnot, PA and Harold (Joe) Phelps of Elkland, PA; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Friends may call on Friday, August 3, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith and Son, Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, New York, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday. Rev. Harry Dow will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

 

PHOENIX Lavern A.
Knoxville Library Scrapbook
Knoxville - Lavern A. Phoenix, 85, of South East Street, Knoxville (formerly of Austinburg), died at his home Friday evening, June 14, 1974.  He had been in failing health.  Born in Austinburg, April 12, 1889, he was the son of Calvin and Esther Viola Ives Phoenix.  He was a farmer in the Austinburg area most of his life and was married to the former Ruth Jordan December 22, 1914.  She survives.  He was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church and the Troups Creek Grange.  Besides his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Friends called at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, Saturday evening and Sunday.  Funeral services were conducted at the Austinburg United Methodist Church Monday at 2 o'clock.  Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.

 

PIERCE Annis Adell

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, January 22, 1947, Pg 1

Mrs. Annis Sherwood, aged 84 years, of Knoxville, RD died Thursday at the Blossburg Hospital. She was born in Brookfield, July 26, 1862, daughter of Zenas and Hanna Pierce. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Frances Sherwood and Miss Winifred Sherwood, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Lola Bush of Austinburg, and a son, Clarence Sherwood, of New York; two sisters, Mrs. Lucretia Mosher of Woodhull, and Mrs. Mary Merrick of Cleveland; also four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Carl Vanderburg, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

PIERCE Hannah Lucretia

Wellsboro Agitator – August 5, 1954

Mrs. Lucretia Pierce Mosher, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Cook of Troupsburg Sunday, August 1, 1954.  Funeral services were held at the Griggs Funeral Home in Knoxville Wednesday at 2 p m. The Rev. R. Eugene May officiated and burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery, Austinburg.

 

PIERCE Theodore

Wellsboro Agitator – February 1, 1933

Theodore Pierce, a lifelong citizen of Austinburg, died January 23, after an illness of two weeks.  He is survived by his widow, Mary Davis Pierce; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Kizer, of Nelson; six grandchildren and one brother, Clarence, of DeRuyter, NY; four sisters, Mrs. George Sherwood, of Austinburg; Mrs. Martha Plank, Knoxville; Mrs. Lucretia Mosher, of Troupsburg and Mrs. May Merrick of Cleveland, Ohio; burial Thursday in Austinburg.

 

The Wellsboro Agitator, October 18, 1905
PIERCE - Mr. Zenas Pierce, aged 77, died on October 6th at the home of his son, Mr. Clarence Pierce, in Westfield. He was born January 8, 1828, and married Miss Hannah Van Winkle April 24, 1851. Seven children were born to them of whom six are living. Mr. Pierce spent the greater part of his life in Brookfield and was always a highly respected and progressive citizen. Funeral services were held at Austinburg on the 9th instant. Burial in the Austinburg cemetery.

 

PLATZ Robert E.
69, of 2715 Austinburg Road in Austinburg, PA, entered into rest on Thursday morning, November 19, at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. Born in New Brighton, PA on March 2, 1940, Bob was the son of Carl and Pearl Binkowski Platz. On Nov. 26, 1960, he and Donna J. Card were married at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland. He was employed by the former Eberle Tanning Co. in Westfield and later the Westfield Tanning Co. where he retired in 2001. Bob started as a dehairing machine operator and later worked as the night watchman. The physical demands of his work demonstrated true work ethic which others surely admired. Bob attended St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland for many years. Being a man of simple family values, his true interests and loves were his home and family. Surviving Bob are his wife of 49 years, Donna Platz of Austinburg; his daughters, Jean (Victor) Green of Troupsburg, Marcie (John) Ribble of Addison, Cathy Sanford of Hornell and Karen Platz-Castner of Corning; his grandchildren, Leann and Brent Green, Tyler Ribble and Emily and Adam Sanford. Also surviving are his brother, Merle (Mary) Platz of Beaver Falls, PA; his sister, Patricia Johnson of Tulsa, OK; his brother-in-law, Robert (Cindy) Card of Westfield; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Platz; and his sister, Ruth White. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland with Rev. John Kita, celebrant. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. In memory of Bob, donations may be made to The Mercy Suite at St. James Hospital, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843.   Published in Star-Gazette on November 21, 2009

 

FRANCIS E. PLUMLEY
Francis E. Plumley, 76, of Route 49, Box 15, Cowanesque, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at home. Born Sept. 19, 1924, in Middlebury Township, he was the son of Elihu and Myrtle Appleby Plumley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving in the military police in  the Yukon during World War II. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highway out of  Montoursville for 36 years. He was inducted into the Voter Hall of Fame (50 years); a member of the     Cowanesque United Methodist Church; and a life member of Westfield Rod  and Gun Club He was also a member of the American Legion Post #0519; a member of the  River Valley Country Club; charter member of Cowanesque Snowmobilers  Association; and was an avid sportsman. He was a merit badge councilor with the Boy Scouts and a hunter safety  instructor.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Fern; one son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Lori Plumley of Enola; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Jim Borden Springville and Kathy and Fred Sweet of Cowanesque; grandchildren, Brynn Plumley, James J. Borden, John Borden, Andrea Borden, Fred Sweet and Melissa Sweet; one great-grandchild, Connor Borden; special niece and husband, Carol and Danny Argetsinger of Bradford, N.Y.; one brother and  sister-in-law, Stewart and Sylvia Plumley of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; and several  nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, Cowanesque, with the Rev. James F. Bellamy and   Edward Heyler officiating. Burial will be made at Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist or the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

 

HERVEY L. (PONDY) POND age 61 of RD#2, Box 908 Lawrenceville, PA died Monday, May 27, 1996 at home.  Born in Westfield, PA April 9, 1935, he was the son of Lloyd and Kathryn Kunkle Pond.  A Korean Era Army Veteran serving from 1952, he was a Paratrooper.  He was a supervisor at the former Ingersoll Rand Co. and later its successor, Dresser Rand Co., having been employed there for 39 years.  He was a member of the Arkport, NY American Legion, was supervisor of Lawrence Township, PA, a member and director of the Brooklyn Club and a member of Tioga Lodge F & AM.  He married Helen D. Clark, October 19, 1958, she survives.  Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Sanna and Randy Jackson of Arkport, NY, Sandra and Darrell VanSkiver of Canaseraga, NY, Michele and Mark Dexter of Lawrenceville, PA and Angela Pond and Bayard Lozier of Troupsburg, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Milford and Reta Pond of Knoxville, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Paul Bennett of Nelson, PA; sisters-in-law, Florence Pond of Noxen, PA and Herta Pond of Radcilff, KY; grandchildren, Sara Coombs, Jena and Callie VanSkiver, Brittany Tobey, Jared, Jade, Steven and Ashley Dexter.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nil L.  ..Cut off.. St. at 4:00 PM at the Lawrenceville, PA United Methodist Church.  Rev. David Watkins will officiate.  The family will furnish flowers.  Memorials will be received for North Penn Home Hospice, Box 8, Blossburg, PA.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA  -Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/1996

 

POTTER George Frank
Wellsboro Agitator - February 23, 1961
George Frank Potter, 76, of Knoxville RD, died Monday, February 20, 1961. He was a member of the Austinburg Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace Potter; sons, Carl of Westville, Wilson of Woodhull RD, Frank of Knoxville, Ways of Putneyville, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Andrew Sabiega of Tioga, Mrs. Robert Burton of Knoxville; brothers, Marcean Potter of Corning, John of Bath, James of Middlebury; sisters, Mrs. Mary Fish, Mrs. James Eddy of Austinburg; 43 grandchildren. Body at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Funeral at the Austinburg Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edward Walker will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.

 

POTTER Herman B. Potter

89, of St. Rte. 36, Troupsburg, N.Y., entered into rest on Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born in Troupsburg on Dec. 13, 1922, Herm was the son of the late Benjamin J. and S. Elizabeth Burnside Potter.  He was a graduate of Troupsburg High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving at the close of World War II. After leaving the military, Herm was a mail carrier for a short time and then was employed in road construction. He spent many years working with his brother, Elbert, as a mechanic and truck driver at Elbert Potter Garage in Troupsburg. Along with his regular jobs, he always operated his small family farm. Herm also assisted his brother, Gilbert, in building construction.  On July 9, 1966, he and Bertha Clark were married in Wellsboro. They were long time members of the Austinburg Methodist Church.  Herm served the Town of Troupsburg for several years as Town Constable. He was also a former member of the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp. and the Austinburg Grange.  Herm was preceded in death by his brothers, Elbert in 1996, and Gilbert in 2011.  Surviving are his wife, Bertha Potter, Troupsburg; his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Margaret Potter, Troupsburg; his daughter, Cindy Adams, Mansfield; his grandchildren, John and Shayna Potter and Vanessa, Anthony and Tyresa Adams; his great-grandchildren, Devlin, Zayne and Carmen Zihm and Austin Fuller; his sisters, Nellie Tubbs, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Norma Swimely, Palmer, Alaska; Jean (Keith) Sworts, Fairbanks, Alaska; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl and Bonnie Clark, Wellsboro; Margaret Potter, Troupsburg; many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at the H. P. Smith and Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, N.Y. Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m., with Pastor Sherry Good officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Austinburg Methodist Church.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 1, 2012

 

POTTER Ivan A
Wellsboro Agitator - January 5, 1961
Ivan A Potter, 51, of Osceola, died Sunday, January 1, 1961. Survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Potter; Parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Potter of Austinburg, brothers, Carl, Wayne, Wilson, and Francis, addresses unknown; sisters, Mrs. Helen Sabiega of Tioga. Mrs. Etta Burton of Austinburg, two stepchildren. Funeral was Wednesday with the Rev. Edward Walker and the Rev Robert Wilder officiating/ Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.
 
POTTER Rosamond M. Price Bobilin

 89, formerly of Westfield, PA and Elmira, NY, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY.  Born in Troupsburg, NY, January 11, 1921, she was the daughter of William & Cora Kizer Potter.   A loving wife, mother, & grandmother, she was employed at Eclipse in Elmira during World War II and later at Kaiser Glove Factory at Westfield, PA. She was a member of Eulalie Grange, Potter Brook, PA.  She first married Everett Price, who preceded her in death in 1965; she then married James Bobilin, who also preceded her in death.  She is also predeceased by her parents, her sister, Helen Allen, and brothers, Harold, Everitt, & Earl Potter.  She is survived by three sons & daughters-in-law, James & Donna Price and Gerald & Mary Price of Painted Post, NY and Michael & Nancy Price of Horseheads, NY; 10 grandchildren, Robin Price, Eric (Jane) Price, Michele Golden, Kevin (Donna) Price, Karen Turner, Alan (Tanika) Price, Stephen (Linda) Price, Michael Price, Daniel (Wendy) Price, & Christine (Eric) Stowell; 23 great grandchildren, one great great grandson; and her sister, Eloise Baker of Westfield, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 1-3 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 3:00 PM.  The Rev. Edward Collins will officiate.   nurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  Rosamond’s family would like to express their deep gratitude for the wonderful, loving care given Rosamond by the staff of Hickory Knoll at Elcor. The family will provide flowers. Memorials will be received for the American Cancer Society.  Corning Leader – January 4, 2011
 

PRENTICE ANNA L.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  June 24, 1987
Anna L. Schoonover, age 88, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Austinburg, died at Broad Acres on Wednesday, June 17, 1987.  Mrs Schoonover is the widow of the late Lewis A. Schoonover.  She is survived by two sons, Robert A. Schoonover, Knoxville, and Leon E. Schoonover, Elkland;  daughters, Mrs. Ruth Resue, Rd#2, Woodhull, NY and Mrs Rose Parker, Sabinsville;  two sisters,  Mrs Amy Schoonover, Painted Post, NY and Mrs Ruby Drake, Canisteo, NY;  a brother, Archie Prentice, Cincinatus, NY;  10 grandchildren;  21 great-grandchildren;  one gr-gr-grandchild, and 8 step-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home at Woodhull, NY with the Rev. David Brelo and Rev. David Gilbert officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

Bert SAWYER  (Gram’s note 1946)
Knoxville, Pa. – Bert Sawyer, 64, died Saturday at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.  He was born on July 27, 1881 in Purple Brook the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sawyer. Numbered among his survivors are his wife, one sister, Mrs. Will Sheehan, Elmira, two brothers, Lewis of Alliance, O and Harry of Knoxville, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at his late home.  The Rev. Carl Vanderburg will officiate and burial will be in Austinburg Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)

 

SAWYER Clifford Jay “Skip” Sawyer

age 93, a longtime resident of East Lindley, NY, died on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC.  Clifford Sawyer was born on February 21, 1919 in Troupsburg, NY to Jesse J. and Lena M. (Clarkson) Sawyer. He married Anna E. Morehouse on May 9, 1941 in Woodhull and was predeceased by her in 2009. He had been a dairy farmer and in 1950 he went to work as a machinist for Corning Glass Works, and retired from the Big Flats plant.  He enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states, many providence of Canada as well as Haiti and Peru. He was a member of the Corning Gem and Mineral Club for several years and especially enjoyed polishing stones for jewelry.  His other interest included geneology, beekeeping, hunting, fishing, restoration of clocks, pump organ and furniture. He was inquisitive and always eager to experience something new.  In his later years he enjoyed painting. To sum it up, He just loved life.  He was a devoted member of the East Lindley Baptist Church where he served in various capacities. He also served on the board of Corning Area Bible Club and volunteered at Lamoka Bible Camp. Skip and Anna spent a month in Peru serving on a short term mission trip.  He is survived by two daughters, Clara (Richard) Folnsbee of Fort Mill, SC and Beverly Williamee of Cranberry Township, PA; a son, Duane (Vivian) Sawyer of York, PA; seven grandchildren, Karen (Anthony) DeSantis, Vicki (James) Napier, April (Jeremy) Stoudt, Eric (Heather) Ford, Joel (Kate) Sawyer, Caleb (Emily) Sawyer, and Alyssa (Brent) Sweigart; twenty-one great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Morehouse and Clemontine (Glenn) White; many nieces and nephews; predeceased in death by his parents and brothers Kenneth J. Sawyer and Jennings D. Sawyer.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 28th from 3-6 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street in Corning. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at East Lindley Baptist Church, 10039 Tannery Creek Road in Lindley with Rev. Sheldon Roblyer officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Austinburg, PA.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to East Lindley Baptist Church.     Star Gazette – December 27, 2012

 

FLORA SAWYER – In memory of our little friend and playmate, Flora Sawyer, who died October 28th, 1894 at her home in Sylvester, age five years and five months.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the parents, sisters and brothers of the deceased and not a little in my own family, for she was a frequent visitor and associate of my children at school and at home.  The loss of her presence will be deeply felt, but the will of God is recognized with a bowed head and tearful eye.  Jesus said: Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of Heaven.”  Our hearts are wrung with sorrow, but when we think it is well with the child, we shall be reconciled to the mandate of our Saviour.  It was sad indeed to see her suffer, but relief came in the early twilight, when all was still, save the flutter of angel wings, which wafted her spirit to a clime more congenial than this.  White flowers and flowers of a richer hue were place around her delicate form, as emblems of innocence and purity-souvenirs from her kindred and friends.  Her remains were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1894)

 

SAWYER Henry Clifford
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 25, 1936, Pg 5 abstract
Henry Clifford Sawyer, aged 80 years, died of pneumonia March 17, at Little Genesee, where he conducted a gas service station. The body was brought to the Griggs Funeral Home at Knoxville. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Austinburg, Friday. Burial at Austinburg. Besides his widow, Mary Frazier Sawyer, he is survived by three sons, Lewis of Olean; Harry and Bert of Knoxville; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Sheehan of Elmira and Mrs. Bertha Little of Westfield.

 

SCHOONOVER JILL MARIE
Woodhull – Jill Marie Schoonover, infant daughter of Richard and Ronda Houk Schoonoover of Caledonia, NY, formerly of Woodhull, died at Genesee Memorial Hospital, Batavia, Saturday, November 28, 1970, shortly after birth. Survivors include her parents and paternal grandparents; Mr. And Mrs. Sherman Schoonover of RD 2, Woodhull, New York; maternal grandparents Mrs. And Mrs. Kenneth Houk of Caledonia; New York; paternal great grandparents; Mr. And Mrs. Chelmer Grist of Lindley, New York and material great grandmother; Mrs. Blaker of Caledonia, New York. Prayer and committal services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull. The Rev. Elis Grist officiated and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.

 

SCHOONOVER LEON
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  January 28, 1920
Leon Schoonover died at his home in Austinburg, Tuesday morning, Jan. 20.  He was 68 years old.  The funeral was held in the Austinburg M. E. Church, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

ROSE L. SCHOONOVER PARKER
ADDISON - Rose L. Schoonover Parker, 77, of Apt. 104, 43 William St., Addison, died Wednesday (March 28, 2001) at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born in Austinburg, Pa., March 27, 1924, she was the daughter of Lewis and Anna Prentice Schoonover. She was a 1941 graduate of Knoxville High School and a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church. She first wed Rev. Karl Schoonover May 30, 1941. He died on April 17, 1977. She then married Gerald Parker of Sabinsville, Pa. During her first marriage, the couple served Baptist churches at Upper Lisle, Ansonville, Pa., Wellsville, and Tuscarora, N.Y.  Besides her husband, she is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dr. Karl (Sherry) Schoonover of Oneonta and Philip (Georgia) Schoonover of Addison; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon (James) Overman of Millersburg, Ohio; daughter-in-law Elaine Apple of Allen Park, Mich.; brothers Robert Schoonover of Knoxville, Pa., and Leon Schoonover of Elkland, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her sons, Dennis and Rev. David Schoonover, and her sister, Ruth Resue. Friends may call Friday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Tuscarora Baptist Church. Rev. L.D. Maxson will officiate, assisted by Rev. George Waggoner. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa.

 

SEELEY Welthy Morton

The Telegram, April 3, 1921

MRS. WELTHY MORTON.

Mrs. Welthy Morton, the sister of Art Seeley, of this city, died Friday at the home of her son, Claude Morton, at Tunnell, N. Y. She is survived by three sons, Claude, Raymond and Cass Morton; two daughters, Olga King and Mattie Husted; two brothers. Truman and Art Seeley,  of Elmira. The funeral will be held at Woodhull, Monday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Austinburg, Pa. cemetery.

 

SHERWOOD George Washington

Old Fulton NY Post Cards Website

Evening Leader, Corning, NY - Saturday, Jan. 6, 1945

Knoxville, PA - George W. Sherwood, 81, died January 4 at his home. He was born April 2, 1863, son of Orrin B. and Lucy Ann Seely Sherwood in Brookfield Township. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Anise Pierce Sherwood, two sons, Francis P. Sherwood of Cleveland, Ohio, C. George Sherwood of New York City, two daughters, Winifred Sherwood of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Lola Bush of Westfield, RD; one sister, Mrs. Cassey Blakely of Knoxville and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2pm from the Gregg Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Vanderburg officiating. Burial will be made in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Austinburg.

 

SHERWOOD - WESTFIELD, Pa. - Lula M. Johnson, 97, formerly of Riverside Manor, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1989 in Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. She was born Sept. 9, 1892 in Brookfield to Ira and Lettie Rushmore Sherwood. She was a graduate of the Westfield High School and Teachers Class, and was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church. Her husband, Harold K. Johnson, died in 1978. Surviving are: one son, William of Elmira; one daughter, Elizabeth Plaisted of Elmira, one sister, Bertha Davis of Westfield; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.  Calling hours are 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the H.P.Smith and Son Inc. Funeral Home, Woodhull, followed by services at 6 p.m.; the Rev. Donald Whipple, pastor of the Kossuth Street Baptist Church of Lafayette, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.
 
SIMONS A Perry Simons

78 of 9876 Lucky Drive, Houghton, NY, formerly of Troupsburg, NY, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Absolut of Houghton LLC.  Born in Osceola, PA, May 25, 1932, he was the son of Claude & Cora Lent Simons.  He was a 1950 graduate of Woodhull High School, served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a retired farmer.  He is survived by children & spouses, Joanne & Dale LeBarron of Troupsburg, NY, Lonnie Simons of Norwich, VT, Ronnie & Lisa Simons of Bensalem, PA, Nancy & Mike Kibbe of Harrison Valley, PA, and Janice & Tim Hulbert of Troupsburg, NY; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; his sister, Pauline Graves of Bath, NY; and nephews, Randy Graves & John Graves.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Charles Simons, his brother, Alvin Simons, and his sister, Shirley Smith.  Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, where funeral & committal services will be conducted at 3:00pm.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.   Corning Leader – March 25, 2011
 
STILES Theron
Wellsboro Agitator – April 30, 1959
Theron Stiles, of Westfield R D 2. died Wednesday, April 22, 1959 at the age of 75.  He was born in the same house in which he died, the son of William and Mary Barlett Stiles. A retired farmer, he was a member of Potter Brook Grange.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida McLean Stiles; one daughter, Mrs. Fredah Mascho of Westfield RD 2; two sons, Ivan of Westfield RD 2, and Dean of Addison, N. Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Lulu Holt of Sabinsville, Mrs. Edith Plank of Cowanesque and Miss Kathleen Stiles of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Cowanesque Methodist Church, Rev. Wesley Smeal officiating.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.
 

THOMAS Alice Eliza

Westfield Free Press - Volume XLII - June 16, 1921

The funeral of Mrs. Alice Mack which was held here last Friday in the Baptist church.  Rev. Archibald of Westfield officiated, interment in the Woodlawn cemetery by undertaker Van Dusen.  Mrs. Mack leaves three children, Reid, Ione, and Robert.
 
THOMAS GILES
Wellsboro Agitator – September 22, 1948
Giles Thomas, aged 70 years, of Austinburg, died at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, Sept. 14.   Funeral services were held Sunday at the Austinburg Methodist church. Rev. Carl Vandenburg, of Westfield, and Rev. Marion B. Wheeler, of Austinburg, officiated; burial in the Austinburg cemetery.  Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Wilson Gridley, of Rochester; brother, Dorr Thomas, of Westfield.
 

THOMAS Jane
Wellsboro Agitator - January 30, 1924
--The late Jane Thomas Eddy was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli P. Thomas.  She was born in Troupsburg, N.Y., May 1, 1855, and died at her home in Purplebrook, Brookfield township, a few days ago.  She was married to Ethan P. Eddy, October 21, 1879.  She is survived by one brother, F. A. Thomas, of Knoxville, and two sisters, Mrs. Maria Cook, of Troupsburg, N. Y., and Mrs. Anna Davenport, of Austinburg.
 

TOMPKINS Charles P. "Perry" Tompkins

Charles P. "Perry" Tompkins, 70, of Knoxville, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, in Florida.  Born September 14, 1941, in Brookfield Township, he is the son of Vern and Elna (Perry) Tompkins.  Calling hours will be held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Sunday, March 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, March 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow on Monday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company or to a charity of your choice.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 10, 2012
 
VANGORDER, Thomas H.
Age 48, of 401 Euclid Ave., Sunday, March 17, 1972 unexpectedly. Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Removal will then be made to the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa, where friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Thursday at 11 a.m., with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa. Survived by wife Elizabeth; daughters, Mrs. James (Sandra) Cloke of Elmira, Patricia and Cathleen, both at home; father, Kenneth VanGorder of Elmira; grandson, Sean Cloke of Elmira. Mr. VanGorder was a veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Hudson Shoe Co. in Corning.

 

The Wellsboro Agitator, May 7, 1902
Van WINKLE - Mrs. [Hannah] Zenas Pierce, aged 68, died of apoplexy and pleurisy on April 26th at her home in Knoxville after three weeks’ illness. The deceased, whose family name was Van Winkle, was born in Wayne county, NY. Her mother died when she was very young, and her father soon after brought her to Steuben county, where he located, and where she was married 51 years ago to Mr. Pierce, who survives her. Mr. & Mrs. Pierce located, in 1867, on a farm in Brookfield township, whence they removed to Knoxville 11 years ago. Mrs. Pierce was of a sterling, estimable character and was a most devoted wife and mother. She is survived by six children: Theodore, of Brookfield; Clarence A., of Westfield; Mrs. E.J. Mosher, of South Troupsburg; Mrs. G.W. Sherwood, of Austinburg; Mrs. Martha Plank and Mrs. George E. Merrick, of Knoxville.

 

VANZILE Clayton L
Wellsboro Agitator - January 21, 1931
CLAYTON L  VANZlLE - Verdict of Accidental Death by Shooting Given by Coroner's Jury.
Clayton Leroy VanZile, a ged 30 years, was the victim of the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the barn on tils farm four miles from Westfield Saturday afternoon.  His lifeless body was discovered by his wife.  VanZile went to the barn on an errand. When he did not return within a short time his mother attempted to find him but was unable to do so.  She advised her daughter-in-law, who made a thorough search of the barn and found the man's body against a wall.  Elmer Holmes, of Austinburg, was appointed to act as Coroner by Dr. William Fi White, of Wellsboro. The jury under Holmes returned a verdict of death by accident.  The investigators found that the gun had been kept in an automobile stored in the barn.  What the man intended to do with the gun is unexplained. Mr. VanZile hnd been in ill health for about a month. He was born Feb. 6, 1901 in Farmington township.  He is survived by his widow, Margaret Clark VanZile; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. VanZile, of Tompkins; a brother, Walter and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Young, of Tompkins.  The funeral was held yesterday; interment in the Austinburg cemetery.

 

VANZILE Margaret J
Allentown, Pa. - Margaret J. Watson, 75, of Macungie, Pa., formerly of Cowanesque, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include five sons, Dan Watson of Williamsport, Pa., Roger Watson of Walston, Pa., Duane Watson of Osceola, Pa., Carl Watson of Reading, Pa., and Aaron Watson of Macungie, Pa.; five daughters, Barbara Langan of Pennsburg, Pa., Linda Baker of Westfield, Pa., Donna Baldwin of Fla., Diane Austic of Red Hill, Pa., and Nancy Clark of Knoxville, Pa.; a step-son, Vincent Gonsman; a step-daughter, Gennie Lee Dieffenderser; and two brothers, Charles VanZile of Westfield, Pa. and Fern Plumley of Westfield, Pa.  Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16 at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Friday, Edward Heyler officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.  Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa.

VANZILE - WATSON, Margaret J.
Age 75, formerly of Cowanesque, PA, died January 13, 2009. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 555 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 2:00 p.m.

 

WAKELY Ann
Wellsboro Agitator - October 19, 1898
--Mrs. Ann Hunt, of Knoxville, died a few days ago at the home of her daughter, near Addison, N.Y., where she was visiting.  The cause of her death was apoplexy.  Her age was 75 years.  The remains were taken to Knoxville and the funeral was held last Wednesday.

 

WATSON ALBERT H
Albert Watson, Highway Fatality, Buried Tuesday
Albert H. Watson, 38, of Westfield RD, died Friday evening January 10, 1969 near Lawrenceville following injuries received in an auto accident.  Born in Westfield September 5, 1930, the son of Thurston and Alice Gunn Watson, he was employed in the Pressware Department...He is survived by his wife, Margaret, at home; five daughters, Barbara, Linda, Donna, Diane and Nancy, all at home; five sons, Danny, Roger, Duane, Carl and Alvin also at home; six brothers, Wilber, of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Kenneth, of Corning, Donald of Boston, Mass, Edwin of Cowanesque; five sisters, Mrs. Janette Leslie, of Rochester, NY;  Mrs. Evelyn Fenner of Corning, Mrs. Esther Spencer, of Oscoda, Mich., Mrs. Delores O'Bryant, of Rardon, Ohio and Mrs. Geraldine Ling, of Cowanesque.  Calling hours were held at the Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Cowanesque Community Church with the Rev. Rolland Taylor officiating.  Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg.

 

WEBSTER Irene
Troupsburg, N.Y. -  Irene Potter, 88, of 67 State Route 36, Troupsburg, NY, entered into rest Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA.  Born in Rathbone, NY, August 8, 1921, she was the daughter of Thomas & Nellie Barker Webster. She was raised by her aunt & uncle, Kate & Rush Lunger.  She was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church and member of the former Troups Creek Grange.  She married Elbert E. Potter December 19, 1941, he preceded her in death September, 6, 1996. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn Gill, and her brother, David Lunger.  She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Frederick G. & Deborah Potter of Troupsburg, NY, daughter Geraldine Potter of Bath, NY; grandsons, Erick Potter of Troupsburg, NY and Ryan Potter (Ashley Flint) of Dewitt, NY, granddaughter, Christine (Ron Brown) of Cuba, NY; brothers & sisters-in-law, Gilbert & Margaret Potter and Herman & Bertha Potter of Troupsburg, NY, Nellie Tubbs of North Tonawanda, NY, Norma Swimely of Palmer, AK, & Jean & Keith Sworts of Fairbanks, AK; caregiver, Julia Welch; and several nieces & nephews.  Friends may call Friday, August 28th, 2-4 & 7-9pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc Funeral Home, 1607 Main St, Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11am. Pastor Sherry Good of the Austinburg United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  Memorials will be received for the Austinburg United Methodist Church or the Troupsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

 

WEBSTER POTTER, Irene
88, of 67 State Route 36, Troupsburg, NY, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was retired as a partner with her late husband, Elbert E. Potter, from Potters Garage, a farm machinery dealership. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Frederick G. and Deborah Potter of Troupsburg, NY; daughter, Geraldine Potter of Bath, NY; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, August 28th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/28/2009


? MASCHO, Eleanora Bell, age 79, of Westfield, Pa., Friday, August 3, 1973. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m., Westfield Baptist Church, Rev. Robert Bracey, officiating. Austinburg Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Cavanaugh of Clifton, New Jersey; stepson, Carl Mascho of Bedford Hills, New York; sister, Mrs. W. B. Anna Holt of Phillipsburg, Pa.; one son deceased Robert Bell; five grandchildren, one great-grandson.


 

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