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by Joyce M. Tice 2005
|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.|
BENSON, ELI F. (SRGP 18326)
The people of Charleston and Richmond townships were shocked by the rather sudden death on Saturday at noon, November 27th, of Eli F. Benson, a much respected citizen of Charleston township, aged 60 years, 9 months. He is survived by Mrs. Benson, one son, Finley, and one daughter, Miss Bernice, two grandchildren, Miss Helen and James and a host of relatives and friends. His ancestors were of the earliest settlers of Rutland township and named the township after Rutland, Vt., from whence they came. We will all miss Mr. Benson very much. The funeral was held Monday, at 1 o’clock at the house. Rev. Wright, of E. Charleston M. E. church officiating. Burial was in the Sweet cemetery. (Handwritten date 1915)
COVENEY William John
Wellsboro Agitator - May 9, 1923
William John, the eleven-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vial Allen Coveney, of Mansfield, died last Tuesday of pneumonia. The funeral was held Wednesday at two o'clock; burial in Bullock cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - June 13, 1906
Death of Mr. Spencer Cruttenden. - Oan Thursday, June 7th, at his home on Queen street in Wellsboro, occurred the death of Mr. Spencer Cruttenden, aged 74 years. As was announced last week, Mr. Cruttenden was stricken with paralysis while returning from the Auditorium after the Memorial day exercises. His mind remained clear to the last, but his body failed to respond to medical efforts. He is sincerely mourned as an upright, public spirited, citizen, a genial comrade and friend, and a devoted, unselfish husband and father. The burial took place on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Drs. Reeee and Shaw conducting service at the house and George Cook Post having charge of the interment, which was in the Bullock cemetery, in Charleston. Mr. Cruttenden to survived by his entire immediate family, consisting of his wife, Lucretia Havens Cruttenden; his son, Prof. Edwin A. Cruttenden, of the Scranton High school, and three daughters, Mrs. James G. Copeland, of Nashville, Okla.; Mrs. George G. Derby, of Jamestown, N Y , and Mrs. Wm. T. Watson, of Iola, Kansas Three brothers are living, Alfred, of Centralia, Wash,; Herbert A., of Binghamton, N.Y., and Lewis, of Inkster N. Dak. Some interesting facts conceming the life of the deceased will be given in our next issue.
Wellsboro Agitator - December 2, 1908
Mr. Johnson, of Wellsboro, set a fine monument the past week at the grave of Spencer Cruttenden, in the Bullock Cemetery.
DICKINSON Julia A Benedict
Wellsboro Agitator - August 12, 1925
—Mrs. Julia A. Benedict, aged 86 years, widow of the late Orvil A. Benedict, of Richmond township, who died about 20 years ago, died Monday, Aug. 10, at 12:30 p. m., after a long illness at the home of her nephew R. W. Bailey, 18 Charleston street, where she had made her home for the past 16 years. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dickinson. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Doane officiating; interment in the Bullock cemetery in Richmond.
ELTRINGHAM Edith S. (Pet) Coveney
Wellsboro Agitator - November 16, 1961
Services Held Here For Crash Victim - Services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Viall A. Coveney, Sr. who died in a highway accident near English Center on Friday, November 10, 1961. She suffered a heart attack when a car driven by her husband crashed and turned over. Mr. Coveney Sr., 80, was thrown out of the car. He suffered cuts of the forehead and bruises of the nose. The car, valued at $300, was demolished. Mrs. Coveney was born May 15, 1884, in Minersville, the daughter
of William and Julia Barlet Eltringham. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Whittneyville. Also surviving are two sons, Viall A., Jr., Hammondsport, N. Y.; Clarence M., Pulteney, N. Y.; a daughter, Mrs, Dorothy Murphy, Ossining, N. Y.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Grace Crouse, DuBois; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Coveney, Clifton Heights, Mrs. Garnet Rainsburger, Philadelphia, and a brother, Kenneth B. Eltingham, Lawrenceville. Services were held Tuesday at 139 Main Street. Her pastor, the Rev. Harrison DeWalt, officiated. Burial was in Bullock Cemetery in Richmond Township.
Wellsboro Agitator - November 4, 1931
East Charleston, Nov. 3—The funeral of the late Jacob Lewis formerly of Charleston, but of late of Perry, N. Y., was held in our church Thursday afternoon, Rev. 3. A. Robinson, officiating; burial at Bullock cemetery. His brother, who died on the same day only 12 hours later and of the same cause at Morris, and his funeral
was held Friday.
The Mansfield Advertiser 1888 Nov. 14
Partridge, Mrs. Rachel, d. Charleston Nov. 7th, age 68, widow of Chester Partridge; mother of Mrs. Ransom Bailey, Miss Eva P. of Charleston; Mrs. McKane of Watsontown; Albert Partridge of Wellsboro. Buried in Bullock Cemetery
MATTISON Mrs. Rachel Partridge
In Charleston, Pa., November 7, 1888, Mrs. Rachel Partridge, relict of the late Chester Partridge, aged 68 years. (Tuesday, November 20, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
NICKERSON Fredrick R.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 25, 1908
The remains of the late Frederick R. Nickerson aged 45, were brought to Wellsboro last Friday nopn from Frankfort, Herkimer county, N, Y., where Mr. Nickerson died Tuesday, March 17th, of pneumonia. Interment was made in the Bullock cemetery in Charleston, Rev, .1. JE. Tallent officiating at the
funeral services, which were held in the M. E. church at Charleston at 3 p.m. He is survived by his wife and several children; also his step-mother, Mrs. Mary Nickerson, of Wellsboro; one sister, Clara, wife of Arthur Pratt, of Charleston; one half-sister, Mrs. Anna DeWitt, of Dubois, and two half-brothers, Dr. Leon Nickerson of Dubois and Mr. J. D. Nickerson, of New Rochelle, N.Y.
THE WELLSBORO AGITATOR- 23 June 1874, p. 5, Column 5,
PRITCHARD - In Charleston, April 23, 1874, Lottie B., daughter of Walter B. and Mary I. Pritchard, aged 2 years and 20 days.
RIPLEY - Myra May Gillette, (SRGP 20452) wife of Frank Gillette, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Buchanan, on South Main Street, Friday, November 5, 1926, following an illness of several months. Death was caused by cancer. Mrs. Gillette was the daughter of Abagail and Dwight Ripley and was born at Lambs Creek May 25, 1854. In 1886 she was united in marriage to Eli Benson, who diedseveral years ago. Two children were born to them Finley and Bernice (Mrs. L. C. Buchanan). September 20, 1922 she was married to Frank Gillette. With the exception of four years spent in Florida, she has always made her home in and around Mansfield. Mrs. Gillette was a true Christian woman and loved by all who knew her. She loved her home, and as said of her by her children, "She was such a wonderful mother." The beautiful floral tributes at the funeral spoke of the high esteem in which she was held. She is survived by here husband, son Finley Benson of Crooked Creek; daughter Mrs. L. C. Buchanan, of Mansfield; three brothers, Horace Ripley of Mardin; Myron C. of Covington and Dwight of Blossburg and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Spear, of Mardin. Also several grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home on the Susquehanna Trail Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Reverend Matthew Blair, of Wellsboro, officiating; interment in the Bullock Cemetery
Wellsboro Agitator - October 9, 1901
East Charleston, Oct . 8 - Mr. Andrew Scouten, aged 79, died at his home here on Sunday. He was born in New York State, but moved, to Pennsylvania
when a young man and was an early settler in this county. He had lived here 22 years. He had been helplessly sick for two years and death was a release from severe suffering. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. David White, were held today from the Methodist Church.