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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Cloos Cemetery, Chatham Township, Tioga County PA
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
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.

ANDREWS Eliza Emma
Tioga County Agitator September 2, 1858 issue.  Died in Chatham, on the 22nd ult., Eliza Emma, daughter of J. E. and Clarissa ANDREWS, aged 31 years.

AVERY Charles
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday February4, 1875
Died--Chatham Items---A sad and solemn transpired in this town last week.  On Wednesday morning, Mr. Charles Avery, aged nearly 75, and Sophie, his wife, aged 68, died within 2 hours and 10 minutes of each other.  The wife died first----for nearly half a century they lived and toiled together.  A family of ten children had been born to them, seven of whom are now living.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. Weeks, of Knoxville and Rev. A. Ensign of this place.

AVERY Charles and CLOOS Sophia
Living and Dying Together
A very unusual event took place in Chatham township last Wednesday morning.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Avery had settled in that township a long time ago, and had won the respect and love of all who knew them. They had lived together many peaceful years, raising a useful family of children, and sharing the joys, the cares and the sorrows common to all humanity.  For sometime past, Mrs. Avery had been suffering from that dread scourge of high latitudes – consumption.  At last, as it became more and more evident, that for her the closing scene was at hand, her life’s companion also sickened of an acute disease – inflammation of the lungs.  Last Wednesday morning the end came.  Mrs. Avery breathed her last at one o’clock, and her husband, having learned of her death, rapidly sank, until at three o’clock, he followed her to the “undiscovered country.”  We have heard of the irony of fate; but this event seems to have illustrated the very pathos of life.  People often express the desire to die together, and certain it is that many a faithful couple will wish their last end may be like this; but it is very seldom that such a wish is gratified.  Man and wife may totter down the hill of life hand in hand, but it is not often that they are laid “together at the foot” so literally as were this aged couple.  The funeral services were held Friday morning, and then the mortal remains of the good old husband and wife were followed to their last resting place by the relatives, friend and neighbors, and placed in one grave, “for in death they were not divided.”

BATES Esther
Wellsboro Agitator - June 29, 1921
Mrs. Charles Cornell, of Elkland, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. VanGorden, June 21, after nearly a year's illness of Bright's disease.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in the Close cemetery at Little Marsh.

BATES Esther
Wellsboro Agitator July 6, 1921
Mrs. Esther Bates Cornwell was born at Little Marsh, PA. in 1841, where she spent the greater part of her life.  She was married to Charles Robert Cornwell in 1862, and to them were born five children, Esther, Carrie, John, Mary, all deceased, and one daughter, surviving, Mrs. Amy Cornwell Van Gorden, of Elkland, with whom she had lived for the past 12 years.

BATES Esther
June 29, 1921
Death of Mrs. Chas. Cornell
Elkland, June 28 - Mrs. Charles Cornell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. VanGordon on Buffalo street, Tuesday morning.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon; burial at Little Marsh.

BATES John
The Mansfield Advertiser July 4, 1888
Bates, John, d. Little Marsh Jun 23rd, age 81, a pioneer of Chatham Twp.

BENNETT Martin
Wellsboro Agitator – Sept. 19, 1894
Mr. Martin Bennett, a well-known Charleston farmer, died last Thursday at the age of 69 years. He was a native of Germany. The funeral was held last Sunday, and the interment was made in the Close cemetery in Farmington.

 

BLISS Louisa Moffitt

Wellsboro Agitator - June 20, 1906

Little Marsh, June 18 - Mrs. David Moffatt (Moffitt) died at her home at East Chatham yesterday morning.  She had been in poor health for a long time.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at the Cloos school house at 2 p.m.

 

BLISS Louisa

Wellsboro Agitator - June 27, 1906

Card of Thanks - Mr. David Moffitt, of East Chatham, desires to express his gratitude to the friends and neighbors for their kindness at the death and burial of his wife, Mrs. Louisa Moffitt.

 

BUTTON Ella
Wellsboro Agitator - April 22, 1936
Mrs. Ella Mosher, aged nearly 68 years, widow of S. C. Mosher, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday.  She is survived by several children and grandchildren.  The funeral will be held April 23, at 2 p.m.; burial in the Cloos Hill Cemetery.

BUTTON Ella
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1936
THE LATE MRS. ELLA MOSHER
Mrs. Ella Mosher, aged 66 years, widow of Cortland Mosher, died April 20, at the Ellis street home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Finch, Besides Mrs. Finch, she is survived by two sons, Dever Mosher, of Wellsboro, and Jos. Mosher, of Hornell. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Alfred Hale, of Wellsville; two brothers, William Button, of Corning, and Andrew Button of Little Marsh.   Funeral services were held Thursday, Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating; burial in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

BUTTON Riley
Wellsboro Agitator – Feb. 7, 1923
Little Marsh, Feb. 5.—Riley Button
was born in Chatham township in 1854 and died at the home of his brother, Newbury Button Jan. 31, 1923. He is survived by the following brothers: Andrew Button, of Addison; Ralph Button, of Alfred, N. Y.; William Button, of Galeton; Newbury Button, of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Mosher, of Wellsboro.  The funeral was held at the M. E. church, Rev. Mr. Week officiating; interment in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

CHURCHILL Francis
Westfield Free Press - March 24, 1887
Francis Churchill, of Little Marsh, died last Monday morning, aged about 28 years.  He was a son-in-law of Samuel Strawn, of this boro.

CHURCHILL Francis
Wellsboro Agitator – March 29, 1887
Death has again visited this place.  Francis Churchill died at his home last Monday morning of a hernia caused by a tumor.  He was taken sick about a week before his death.  He suffered great pain for a few days, when the doctors informed him that he must die unless the tumor was removed, and it was not very probable but that he would die if it was removed. He determined to undergo the operation, which was performed, but he died soon afterwards.  He was a very good, upright citizen and a kind and gentlemanly neighbor. He leaves a wife and one child.  He was a son of Randolph and was 28 years of age.

CLARK Alanson
Wellsboro Gazette - April 8, 1915
Alanson Clark diedMarch 30th at his home on the farm where he had always lived.  He is survived by his wife and two children - Lewis and Jennie, both at home. Mr. Clark was a member of the M. E. church for over 50 years.  The funeral was held Friday at 3 p.m. at the house.  Burial in the Cloos Hill cemetery.  Rev. D. Angus officiated.

CLARK Amasa
Wellsboro Agitator – March 14, 1906
Death of Mr. Amasa Clark
Amasa Clark, aged 73, died on the 5th instant of pneumonia at his home at Little Marsh, Two children survive him, Mrs. Elmer Clark and Mr. Raymond Clark, both of Little Marsh.  The deceased served with credit during the civil war in Co. H, 45th Regt, Pa Vols.   He was a brave soldier, a patriotic and useful citizen and was highly esteemed. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 a. m., Rev. A. G. Cole, of Rathbone, N.Y. officiating.

CLARK Amasa
Wellsboro Agitator - March 14, 1906
Amasa Clark, aged 73, a member of Co. H, 45th Regt. Pa. Vols., died at the home of his daughter near here on March 5th; burial in the Cloos cemetery, Rev. A. G. Cole, of Rathbone, N.Y., officiating.  Comrade Clark was a member of the Alfred Toles  Post, G. A. R.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Clark, and one son, Raymond.  He had been a lifelong resident of Chatham.

CLOOS/CLOSE Caleb
Wellsboro Agitator – January 18, 1899
Mr. Caleb Cloos, one of Chatham’s oldest citizens, died at his home in Chatham Valley last Monday and was buried on Wednesday in the Cloos cemetery.  He was 84 years old.

CLOOS Edwin A.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 29, 1907
E. A. Cloos, son of P. T. Cloos, died yesterday of consumption. He had been in very poor health for several years.  He was about 50 years of age. Besides his son, he leaves two sisters, Mrs.  W. L. Rice, of Sabinsville, and Mrs. Bert Keeney, of Elmira, N. Y. Funeral services will be held at the church here Tuesday at 11 o'clock a.m.; burial at the Cloos Hill cemetery, Rev. A. G. Cole is expected to officiate at the funeral.

CLOOS Fidelia
Wellsboro Agitator - March 25, 1896
Death of an aged native of the township
Mrs. Reuben Morse, said to be the first white child born in Chatham township, died at her home on the 16th instant, of pneumonia. , The funeral was held on Wednesday at the Cloos school house.  The interment was in the Cloos Hill cemetery. Rev, Charles Weeks officiating.  Mrs. Morse was a woman of rare qualities; generous, kind and genial in disposition. She had the love and esteem of all who knew her. She was nearly 74 years of age, and leaves a husband; three sons and two daughters, besides several grandchildren, to mourn her death.

CLOOS Fidelia
Westfield Free Press - Volume XIV - Thursday, March 19, 1896
Mrs. Fidelia Morse, wife of Reuben Morse, of Chatham, died at her home on Monday, March 16.  She was nearly 74 years of age and one of the oldest residents in the town of Chatham, being the first white girl born in that town.  Deceased was the oldest sister of the late George Close of this place.

CLOOS James A.
Wellsboro Agitator – Nov. 14, 1900
Death of Mr. James A. Close
Little Marsh, Nov. 13 – The funeral of James A. Cloos, aged 74, who died on Thursday, took place on Saturday in the Methodist church, of which he was a member, Rev. J. W. Allatt officiated.  Mr. Cloos had spent his whole life in Chatham.  He is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters and by his brother, P. T. Cloos.  The deceased was a life long Democrat.  His burial was in the Cloos Hill cemetery on the farm where his father had lived and died.

CLOOS Judea
Wellsboro Agitator – April 18, 1882
The remains of Mrs. Samuel Miller were buried yesterday.  She was a daughter of the late Armon Cloos.

CLOOS Judea
Wellsboro Agitator, Apr. 18th 1882
 Died in Chatham, Pa. Apr 9th 1882, Judea, wife of Samuel Miller, aged 56 yrs. 2mos. and 28 das.  She was a dau of the late Armon Cloos.

CLOOS Martie
Wellsboro Agitator – October 28, 1884
A few days ago Mr. E. A. Cloos lost a little son by death.  This was the first link broken in his family circle.

CLOOS Philestia
Wellsboro Agitator – March 12, 1924
The funeral of Mrs. Philitia Stubbs was held at the family home in Addison Monday morning and the remains were brought to Wellsboro for burial. Among the out of town attendants were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Henel, of Buffalo; Miss E. Myra Cloos, of Little Marsh, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. John Purcell and daughter, Catherine, of Nebraska Hill, and Miss Elizabeth Morris, of Lindley.

CLOOS Philestia
Wellsboro Agitator – March 19, 1924
Mrs. Philestia Cloos Stubbs was born in Chatham township, Tioga county, Pa., Jan. 3, 1847, and died at her home in Addison, N.Y., March 6, 1924.  She was a daughter of Armon and Julia Gleason Cloos and the last of nine children. Her husband, Charles Stubbs, died nearly two years ago.  Mrs. Stubbs was a pupil at the Union Academy, Academy Corners, Pa., and taught school for a number of years.  Funeral services were held March 9, burial March 10 in Wellsboro.
~ tombstone is in the Cloos cemetery – see obit for March 20, 1924

CLOOS Philestia
Wellsboro Gazette – March 20, 1924
The remains of Mrs. Falista Stubbs, who died at her home in Addison, were brought here to the home of her nephew, Armon Cloos, on Monday, and she was laid to rest on Thursday in the Cloos cemetery.  ~typed as written

CLOOS Phillip T
Wellsboro Agitator – March 22, 1916
Phillip T. Cloos, of Cloos Hill, died March 14, of pneumonia, aged 78 years, 11 months and 15 days.  In July 1856, he married Philia A. Love, who survives him.  To them were born three children, Ed. A. Closs, deceased, Mrs. L. W. Rice, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. Luella Keeney, of Wellsboro.  He had been an invalid for 7 years.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Chapman, of Little Marsh, interment in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

CLOOS Phillip T.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 22, 1916
The funeral of P. T. Cloos was held at his home Tuesday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Chapman officiating; interment in the Cloos Hill Cemetery.

CLOOS Sophia
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday February4, 1875
Died--Chatham Items---A sad and solemn transpired in this town last week.  On Wednesday morning, Mr. Charles Avery, aged nearly 75, and Sophie, his wife, aged 68, died within 2 hours and 10 minutes of each other.  The wife died first----for nearly half a century they lived and toiled together.  A family of ten children had been born to them, seven of whom are now living.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. Weeks, of Knoxville and Rev. A. Ensign of this place.

CLOOS Victor
Wellsboro Agitator – Oct. 31, 1906
Death of Mr. Victor Cloos – Mr. Victor Cloos died at his home at Little Marsh on Wednesday morning.  He was a lifelong resident of Chatham, and was nearly 72 year, of age. He leaves a wife and six adult children. 'The funeral was held on Saturday at 2 p. m., Rev. Mr. Saunders officiating; burial at the Cloos Hill cemetery.

CLOOS Victor
Wellsboro Gazette – November 8, 1906
Little Marsh, Nov. 7 – Victor Cloos, whose death was mentioned in the last issue of the Gazette, was born December 6, 1834.  He was one of a family of nine, only one of who survives,  Mrs. Philistia Stubbs.  He had spent his entire life in this community, being born within sight of Little Marsh and having always lived in or near this place.  In 1866 he was married to Miss Nancy Mourey, of Farmington.  By this union were born seven children, six of whom are living; Ada and Armon Cloos, at home; Victor Cloos, Jr., of Little Marsh; Myra Cloos, at teacher at Cross Fork; Ira H. Cloos, of Brockport, Pa., and Mrs. Harry Smith of Knoxville.  Being one of our best known and most respected citizens, it is only natural that we should miss him greatly.  In the seventy odd years he had spent in our midst he had endeared himself to all by his patient acceptance of long years of suffering and by his unfailing willingness to comply with every demand that charity or friendship made upon him.  A great number of friends and acquaintances attended the services in the Methodist church and later followed the body of their friend to the rural cemetery.

CLOSE George
Wellsboro Agitator – Apr. 17, 1895
Little Marsh, April 15
The remains of Mr. George Close of Westfield were interred in the Cloos Hill Cemetery today.

COLE Dennis G
Wellsboro Gazette Nov. 22, 1906
A lifelong resident of Chatham Township
Little Marsh - Nov. 21
Dennis Cole died last Saturday morning at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Nellie Rice, aged 67 years.  He had been in poor health for over a year, a good portion of the time being confined to his bed.  Mr. Cole was born in Chatham and had always lived in this township.  He came of a sturdy race, his father, Isaiah Cole, living to be nearly 90 years of age.  His mother was a daughter of John Short, Sr., one of the first settlers in this township.  He is survived by three sons and one stepdaughter, also one brother, Chester Cole, of Sabinsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Editha Briggs, of Virginia, and Mrs. Charlotte Palmer, of Chatham Valley.  The funeral was held Monday at the Little Marsh church.  Rev. A. G. Cole, of Cameron, NY, assisted by Rev. Saunders, officiated.  Interment at the Cloos Cemetery.

COLE MARY
Wellsboro Agitator – Dec. 23, 1896
LITTLE MARSH, Dec. 21.—The funeral of Mrs. A. King was held at the church Saturday, Rev. W. O. Peet officiating. She was a daughter of Dennis Cole, and she leaves two small children. Her husband died about two months ago.

COLE MARY
Tioga County Death Record - Mary King, date of death, 17 Dec 1896; white, female, aged 28 years; married,  born Chatham; died in Chatham; cause of death was consumption of 11 weeks duration; interment in Cloos Hill, 19 Dec 1896; date of record 5 Jan 1897

CORNELL Charles Robert
Wellsboro Agitator Dec. 28, 1927
Elkland Letter
Charles Cornell died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Van Gorden, Saturday morning, Dec. 24, aged 87 years.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. E. VanGorden, of Syracuse; Mrs. Thomas Bates, of Woodhull; Robert Van Gorden, of Rochester; Mrs. Glenn VanZile, of Albion, N.Y., and Miss Marietta Van Gorden, of this place.  Mr. Cornell was highly regarded by all who knew him and leaves many friends to mourn his demise.  The funeral was held at the home of his daughter, Monday afternoon at 10 o'clcok, Rev. T. S. Alty, of the M. E. church, officiating; interment in the cemetery at Little Marsh.

CORNELL John
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Tuesday, October 19, 1875, Pg3
A son of Mr Charles Cornell of Deerfield, aged about ten years was killed by an accident while on a visit to his grandfather in Chatham township on the 6th instant. The boy was riding a horse that was harnessed but not hitched to any vehicle when the animal became frightened and ran away. The lad fell off and his leg became entangled in the harness so that his head dragged on the ground. The result was that he was horribly mutilated and almost instantly killed. (Probably at Grandfather Bates farm)

CURRAN Ann
Wellsboro Agitator – September 11, 1912
Little Marsh, Sept. 5 – Mrs. Ann Curran Strawn, wife of S. A. Strawn, died at her home on Aug. 31st.  Mrs. Strawn had been in poor health for a number of years.  She was born in Deerfield township in August, 1839.  Most of her life had been spent in Chatham.  She was an estimable Christian woman, a kind neighbor – one that will be greatly missed by friends as well as her family.  She is survived, besides her aged husband, by three children – Mrs. Kit Seely, of Virginia; Mr. Allen Strawn, of this place, and Mrs. Mattie Fehlhaler, of New York; also two brothers and three sisters – Mr. G. W. Currnan, Mr. Henry Curran, Mrs. Ben Westbrook and Mrs. Samuel King, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Esther Beach, of Westfield.  The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon.

CURRAN Ann
Wellsboro Agitator – September 11, 1912
Mrs. Ann Curran Strawn, aged 73 years, wife of S. A. Strawn, died at her home in Chatham.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Esther Beach, of Westfield; Mrs. B. F. Westbrook and Mrs. S. P. King, of Knoxville, and two brothers, Henry and George Curran, of Knoxville.  Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ed. M. Seely, of Virginia, who will now make her home with her father; Mrs. Wm. Fehlhater, Jr. of Highland, N. J. and one son, Allen Strawn, of Little Marsh.

CURRAN Ann E
Wellsboro Agitator - September 5, 1912
Little Marsh,  Sept. 4 - Mrs. Ann E. Curran Strawn, wife of Samuel Strawn, died at the old homestead last Saturday.  She was born in Deerfield, Aug. 20, 1839, and was a daughter of Henry and Sally Curran.  She was one of a family of ten children, five of whom survive her:  Henry and George Curran, Emma Westbrook and Clare King, all of Knoxville, and Mrs. Esther Beach, of Westfield.  Mrs. Strawn was united in marriage to Samuel M. Strawn, January 21, 1854.  To this union were born five children, three of whom survive: Kittie M. Seely, of Phoebus, Va.,  Allie S. Strawn, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. Mattie Fehlhabor, of Highlands, N.J.  Mr. Strawn and wife spend most of their life on the farm.  Mrs. Strawn was loved and esteemed by all who knew her.  She was an affectionate wife, a kind mother and a friend to everyone.  "Kindness to all" was her motto and she had a host of friends.  Everything that loving hands could do was done for the dear one and requests she made were all fulfilled.  The aged husband and family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.  A peculiar incident in the death of Mrs. Strawn is that she died on her aged husband's birthday and the day set for her family reunion that was to be held at the home of her son, Allie, but had been postponed on account of her illness.  The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and Rev. Matthias of the Baptist church at Knoxville, officiated at the funeral, which was held from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The beautiful flora displays showed the esteem in which she was held by her friends and neighbors.  The pallbearers were:  Emmet Davis, Preston King, John Hunt, George Bloom, William Jones and Burt Cloos

HASTINGS George W
Tioga County Agitator  - October 28, 1863 i
Drowned on board the West Point, which was sunk by coming in collision with the George Peabody on 13 Aug 1862, George Hastings, a member of Co. H, 45th Regt., P. V. formerly of Chatham, Tioga, County, Pa.  He was the son of N.E. and S. Hastings.

HASTINGS Mary
Wellsboro Agitator – August 15, 1882
Mrs. James A. Cloos died last Saturday after an illness of ten days.  She was one of the very best nurses and will be much missed by the sick and afflicted.  During the meetings here last winter by Rev. J. W. Miller, she experienced religion.  She lived an exemplary Christian life and has now joined the Church triumphant, where she rests from her labors.  Mrs. Cloos was fifty six years of age and leaves a husband and five children, one of whom is an adopted son, to mourn her sudden death.  Rev. J. W. Miller conducted the services at her funeral on Sunday taking for his ext part of the third verse of the second chapter of I John.

HASTINGS Nathaniel E.
Mr. N. E. Hastings died at his son’s residence at Chatham Valley on Saturday last at 3 o’clock in the morning.  The funeral service was held on Sunday at 2 o’clock p. m., and it was conducted by Rev. O. G. Hills assisted by Rev. Messrs. S. L. Bovier and S. Butler.  Mr. Hastings diedat the venerable age of 84.  (Tuesday, September 20, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

HURLBUTT Lyman
Wellsboro Agitator – February 17, 1880
Chatham Valley – January 26, 1880
One of the best citizens of Chatham Valley – Mr. Lyman Hurlburt – has gone to that country from whose bourne no traveler returns.  Mr. Hurlburt was 62 years old at the time of his death.  Twenty-four years ago he moved with his family from Genoa, Cayuga county, N.Y., to the place where his family now reside in this town.  Those who knew his farm when he went upon it and know it now have the best evidence of his energy and sagacity as a farmer.  The once stumpy and bushy fields surrounded by old log fences have given place to a farm that bears on every acre testimony that a man has been there who knew his duty as a thrifty husbandman and always performed it.  He believed that with a worthy ambition he could carve out his own position in life and as far as possible aid his family and friends to achieve worldly success.  He held that whatever God made for man’s good He granted man means to obtain if he would.  Mr. Hurlburt was a true Republican, an honest citizen, a kind father and a devoted husband.  He was a firm believer in Republicanism, and his political friends and opponents always knew where to find him – in the ranks among the stalwarts ready to work for the cause he loved.  As a citizen he proved himself worthy of every honor bestowed upon him, looking as closely to the interests of his constituents as he did to his own.  His companion, for two score years still survives him, and she and her family have the heartfelt sympathy of all her friends and neighbors.  But this will be but as a drop in comparison to the sympathy of him whose hand so kindly ministered to every want in sickness and in health, and who has now passed over the dark river to dwell with Him who doeth all things well.

HURLBUTT Vangie H (Nancie H on tombstone)
Miss Vangie H. Hurlbutt
At Chatham Valley, Pa., November 18, 1879, Vangie H., daughter of Lyman and Sarah H. Hurlbutt, aged 30 years. Her parents came from Cayuga county, NY, 25 years ago, and have since resided in Chatham. They liberally educated their children, and the deceased daughter was for eight years a successful teacher. After 15 months of suffering she died lamented by all who knew her. Her funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, November 20th, and the services were conducted by Rev. DeW. T. Van Doren. The sermon was from James IV., 14. (Tuesday, November 25, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

HURLBUTT Parmenio Groom
Wellsboro Agitator – June 4, 1924
Parmenio G. Hurlbutt, a veteran of the civil war, of Chatham township, died May 30, aged 80 years, 9 months and 19 days, at the home of his son, Asaph Hurlbutt, who resides on the old homestead, where his father resided from boyhood. He was the youngest son of Lyman and Sarah Weeks Hurlbutt.  His marriage to Flora Morse took place Sept. 14, 1870.  She died July 15, 1908.  There were born to them three children – Mrs. Clare Clark, of Coudersport; Asaph P. Hurlbutt and A. Grant Hurlbutt, of Ithaca, N.Y.  A sister also survives him, Mrs. J. C. Roe, of Alhambra, Ca. At the age of 20 years he enlisted as a volunteer and was among the last to be honorably discharged from the Union service.  He was a charter member of the Alfred Toles Post, G. A. R., of which only five members are still living.  The funeral was held at the home Saturday, June 1, Pastors L. C. Eveland and R. A. Fargo officiating; interment in the Cloos cemetery.  A few weeks ago his son brought him home from a visit with his daughter in Coudersport, and his decline was gradual, and as the end came, he diedin peaceful slumber.  He was a good neighbor and a man highly respected by his many friends who extend to the bereaved family in their sorrow a large sympathy.

HURLBUTT Parmenio Groom
Mr. Permeno Hurlbutt diedFriday, May 30, at his home, after several months illness.  He is survived by several children and grandchildren.  The funeral was held at his late home on Sunday, at 2 p.m.; burial in the Closs cemetery.
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LOCKWOOD Harriet
Wellsboro Agitator – July 21, 1909
Death of Mrs. Reuben Cloos
Little Marsh, July 19—Mrs. Harriet Lockwood Cloos, wife of Reuben Cloos, died at her home at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning. She was stricken with paralysis on Tuesday last and she remained unconscious to the last. Mrs. Cloos was born to Cayuga county, N. Y., in January, 1836. Coming to this place when a young woman she was married to Mr. Reuben Cloos in November, 1853.  Mrs. Cloos had been a faithful member of the M. E. church for nearly fifty years, giving of her means very generously to the support of spread of the gospel. She had also been a member of the M. E, Aid Society for the past 27 years, being one of the charter members and president for a long time. She is survived besides her husband, by five children—Mr. Frank Cloos, of Rochester;  Mr. Grow Cloos, of Tompkins; Mrs. Frank Peake, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Frank Weeks, of Pleasant Valley, and Mr. B. F. Cloos, who resides at the old homestead.  .Mrs. Cloos will be greatly missed by her many friends and at church, where her pew was seldom vacant, until within the past three years, as her  health has been very poor for that length of time.  The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Ernest Collings officiating; burial in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

LOVE Philia
Wellsboro Agitator – Jan. 22, 1930
Mrs. Phililia Love Cloos, widow of Phillip T. Cloos, Sr., died Jan. 12, 1930 at Little Marsh at the age of 92 years, 4 months, 27 days.  She was born in Locke, N.Y., and removed with her parents at the age of 12 years and located in Chatham township.  In July 1857 she was married to Phillip T. Cloos and occupied the Abel Cloos place where they resided until the death of her husband in March 1916.  She is survived by one brother, Wilkins Love, of Phoenix, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. Lester Price, of Little Marsh, with whom she had resided for the past ten years and Mrs. Thomas Turner, of Wellsboro; one granddaughter, Miss Edythe L. Keeney of Mansfield; one grandson, C. Wilmot Keeney of Easton, Pa., and one great granddaughter, Miss Alfreda Knoxville, daughter of Phillip T. Cloos, Jr., deceased; one son, Edward A. Cloos, is deceased.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. church of which she was a charter member, Rev. Mr. Strap, of Woodhull, officiating; burial in the Cloos Hill cemetery.   (typed as written)

MILLER Levina
Wellsboro Agitator – April 9, 1902
LITTLE MARSH, April 8—The burial of Mrs. Bennett, of Charleston, a sister of the late Messrs. Samuel and Edwin Miller, of this, Chatham township, took place Sunday in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

MORSE Reuben
Wellsboro Agitator October 21, 1908
Reuben Morse, aged 91 years, died on the 12th instant at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Bockus, in Knoxville. He had been blind for five years.  He was born and grew to manhood in Vermont.  In 18??  he came to Chatham, this county.  He married Fidelia Cloos, daughter of Reuben Cloos, one of the first settlers in Chatham.  He taught school and was Justice of the Peace for many years.  Some six years ago he went to Virginia and resided for a year with his son, Herman Morse.  For the past five years he made his home with his daughters, Mrs. Hurlbutt, in Chatham, and Mrs. Bockus, in Knoxville.  He died of old age and a general breaking down of the system.  He was the father of five children, four who survive him.  The children are:  Ed Morse, of Cornplanter, Pa.; L. B. Morse, of Knoxville, Pa.; Mrs. P. G. Hurlbutt, of Chatham, Pa., deceased; Mrs. James Bockus, of Knoxville, Pa., and Herman Morse of Virginia.

MOSHER Ethel May
Wellsboro Agitator – May 13, 1908
Little Marsh, May 11 - The funeral of, Mrs. Ethel Smith, of Niles Valley, was held at the Church here on Sunday.  Besides her husband and two small children she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Mosher, one brother and three sisters. Rev .J. W. Ingerick officiated; burial in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

MOSHER Helen
Wellsboro Agitator – October 14, 1925
Death of Mrs. Charles Wood
Mrs. Helen Gertrude Wood, aged 31 years, wife of Charles Wood, of Wellsboro, died Saturday night, October 10.  She was born at Wellsboro Junction, April 8, 1894, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Mosher.  She is survived by her husband and seven children – Ethel, Frank, Loren, Elsie, Viola, Mary, and Joseph, by her mother, Mrs. S. C. Mosher, two brothers and a sister – Devere Mosher, Joseph Mosher and Miss Gladys Mosher.   The funeral was held yesterday, burial in the Close Hill Cemetery in Chatham.

MOSHER Henry
Wellsboro Agitator – October 28, 1903
Little Marsh, Oct. 28 – Mr. Henry Mosher, aged 79, a respected resident of Chatham died on the 21st instant.  He is survived by his wife and three adult children.  He had lived in Chatham most of his married life and was one of the most faithful workers in the community.  His funeral was held from the Methodist church.  Burial in the Cloos cemetery.  Rev. F. C. House officiated.

MOSHER Henry
Wellsboro Gazette - October 29, 1903
Little Marsh, Oct. 28 - Henry Mosher, whose serious illness was mentioned in the last issue of the GAZETTE, died early last Wednesday morning, aged 79 years.  Funeral services were held at the church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. House officiating.  Interment in Cloos cemetery.  The deceased leaves a widow and three children.

MOSHER Myrtle “Mertie”
Wellsboro Gazette – October 14, 1908
The funeral of Myrtle, the daughter of Lorenzo Mosher, of Niles Valley, took place at our church, Friday afternoon.  She died of pneumonia, after an illness of only three days.  Rev. J. W. Ingerick, of Wellsboro, officiated; interment in the Cloos Hill cemetery.

MOSHER Polly
Wellsboro Agitator - July 21, 1920
Little Marsh, July 19 – Mrs. Polly Mosher Button was born Aug. 25, 1848, and died July 12, 1920, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Della Button, who survives her. She is also survived by her husband, Riley Button; 2 grandsons, H E and M H Button of Little Marsh; one sister, Mrs. S E Mosher, and one brother, W H Mosher, both of Geneva, NY. Nearly her whole life was spent in Chatham Twp.  In 1879 she joined the Christian denomination.   The funeral was held at her late home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Eveland officiating; interment in the Cloose Cemetery.
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MOSHER SAMUEL WING
Wellsboro Agitator – May 23, 1906
Last week Tuesday morning, May 15th, occurred the death of Mr. Samuel Wing Mosher, at his home here. He was an old and respected resident, being one of
the first settlers in this region. He had been in poor health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was 87 years of age. His first wife, who was Mary Conley, died about 15 years ago.  He is survived by his second wife, one son, Allen Mosher, one daughter, Mrs. S. A. Robins; both of Little Marsh, and the following grandchildren ; Mrs. W. S. Spencer, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Joseph Mills, of Erwin, N. Y., Burt Robins, Mrs. Moses Partridge, Mrs. C. G. Walker, of Little Marsh, Wilson Robins, Mrs. C. B. Croffut, of Nelson; Lew Robins, of Savonia, N. Y.,  C. A. Mosher, of Coudersport, Frank Mosher, of Westfield, and Mrs. D. C. Avery, of Little Marsh, besides 26 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Little Marsh, Rev. F. C. House officiating; burial in the Close cemetery.

 

MOUREY Nancy

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA., Wed., April 11, 1923

The Death of Mrs. Nancy Cloos of Little Marsh, April 9--Nancy Cloos, daughter of Daniel and Eliza Mourey, of Farmington Center was born June 25, 1844. She was married to Victor Cloos of Chatham July 4, 1866 and to them were born 4 sons and 3 daughters--Ada I, deceased, Myra E., Armon B., Victor D., and infant son, deceased, Martha L., and Ira H. The funeral was held Sunday.    CLOOS

 

MOUREY Nancy

Wellsboro Gazette - April 12, 1923

Little Marsh, April 11 - Mrs. Nancy Cloos died at her home last Thursday afternoon at four o'clock. Mrs. Cloos had been a resident of this place many years. She was a member of the M. E. church for many years.  She is survived by two daughters:  Myra, of this place, and Mrs. Harry Smith, of Athens, PA, and three sons, Ira, of Pittsburg; Victor, of Shortsville, and Armon of this place.  Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. Week and Rev. Fargo, of Holiday, officiated.  Mrs. Fargo and Mrs. Rice sang. Burial in the Cloos cemetery.  Arthur Kear was in charge.

 

SEELEY Harriet
Mansfield Advertiser – Dec. 24, 1879
Died Harriet CLOOS of Chatham Dec. 8th widow of Reubin, age 78; lived there 60 yrs

STRAWN Allen
Wellsboro Agitator – April 26, 1893
Chatham, April 24 - Mr. Allen Strawn will be buried today at one o’clock p.m.  The funeral will be held at the Cloos school-house.  Mr. Strawn was visiting his brother, Mr. Samuel Strawn, when he was taken sick and died.  He had been a widower several years.  He leaves two sons and one daughter, all unmarried.

STRAWN Emma
Wellsboro Agitator - September 14, 1898
Chatham, Sept. 12 - Mrs. Emma Hunt died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Strawn, last Tuesday night.  On Sunday she submitted to a surgical operation.  She rallied after the operation but the shock was too great and she failed rapidly until her death ended her suffering.  Mrs. Hunt was a bright intelligent woman loved by all who knew her.  She had been married twice and lost both husbands.  She was 37 years of age.  She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Bert Youmans.  The funeral was held from her childhood home on Thursday, Rev. J. C. Warren officiating.

STRAWN Mary
Wellsboro Agitator – January 24, 1882
Chatham, January 20, 1882 – The people of Little Marsh have been called together twice this week to pay the last tribute of respect to the dead.  The funeral of Mrs. Clark Faulkner was held on Sunday.  She died very suddenly on Friday last at or near Danville, Pa., whither she and her husband had lately moved.

STRAWN Samuel M
Wellsboro Agitator – June 6, 1917
Samuel Strawn, an old resident of Chatham township, died recently at the home of his daughter in Virginia.  The remains were taken to the home of his son, Allie Strawn, in Chatham, from which place the funeral was held Tuesday; interment in the Close cemetery.

STRAWN Samuel M
Wellsboro Agitator – May 30, 1917
The funeral of Samuel Strawn will take place at his late home Tuesday afternoon.  Mr. Strawn was a life-long resident of Chatham, with the exception of the past four years, which he spent with his daughters in New York and Newport News, Va.  He died at the latter place at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kit Seely.

TAYLOR Maryetta
Wellsboro Agitator Feb. 6, 1895
Mrs. Marion Thompson died at her home in Chatham last Saturday, of consumption.

TAFT Lavina
Wellsboro Agitator - Nov. 22, 1905
Mrs. Dennis Cole died at her home on Cloos Hill on Saturday night.  Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Monday.  Burial in the Cloos cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, who is very feeble, one daughter, Mrs. Adelbert Rice, and two sons, Clifton and Bert Cole.

TAFT Lavina
Early last Sunday morning Mrs. Dennis Cole diedafter an illness of only four days, aged over 57 years.  She leaves a husband in very poor health, one daughter by a former marriage, two sons, and one stepson, also one brother, Charles Taft, of Cowanesque.  She was a good Christian woman and a good mother and will be sadly missed by her neighbors and friends.  The funeral was held on Monday, Rev. House officiating.  Interment in the Cloos cemetery, near the late home of the deceased.

WEEKS Sarah Constantis
Wellsboro Agitator – January 22, 1908
Mrs. Sarah C. Hurlbutt died at her home in Chatham Friday morning aged 91.  She is survived by one son, Mr. P. G. Hurlbutt, who owns and lives on the Hurlbutt farm; also three daughters - Mrs. Chauncey Dartt, of Stokesdale; Mrs. Samuel Shaw of Keeneyville; and Mrs. John Roe of Sedro-Wooley, Wash.  Mrs. Hurlbutt was the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier and the only one that was on the pension roll in this state.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was one of the very few people who never wore spectacles.  She was a great reader and kept herself well posted in all topics of the day, both state and national.  She was a native of Cayuga county, N.Y. where she was a teacher in the public schools for several years.  Over 50 years ago she and her husband, Lyman Hurlbutt, came to Chatham and settled on the farm where they spent the remainder of their lives.  The funeral was held from the home yesterday at 11 a.m., Rev. Charles Green officiating; burial in the family plot at the Cloos Hill cemetery.

WEEKS Sarah Constantis
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIX - Thursday, January 23, 1908
Mrs. Sarah Weeks Hurlbutt died at the home of her son in Chatham, aged 91 years.  She was the last pensioner in Pennsylvania of the Revolutionary War, this pension she received for many years - her father enlisted as orderly in his father's Company in Washington's army at 14 years of age.  Mrs. Hurlbutt was born in Seneca County, NY, and moved with her husband to this County.  She is survived by one son, P. G. Hurlbutt of Little Marsh, three daughters; Mrs. S. J. Shaw of Keeneyville, Mrs. C. F. Dartt of Delmar and Mrs. J. C. Roe of Sedro Wooley, Washington.  She was a member of the D. A. R.

WEEKS Sarah Constantis
Wellsboro Agitator – January 22, 1908
A PROMINENT WOMAN DEAD
Mrs. Hurlbutt, the Only Revolutionary Pensioner in This State.
Mrs. Sarah C. Hurlbutt, who died last Friday morning at the home of her son,Mr. P. G. Hurlbutt, in Chatham, had a remarkable history. Her age was ninety-one years and eleven days, and she was the only Revolutionary war pensioner in the state of Pennsylvania.   She is survived by one son,  P. G. Hurlbutt, who resides on the old homestead, and three daughters - Amelia, wife of Mr. C. F. Dartt, of Stokesdale; Emma, wife of Mr. S. J. Shaw, of Keeneyville; Matie, wife of Mr. J. C. Roe, of Sedro-Wooley, Wash.  . Mrs. Hurlbutt was the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier, Elijah Weeks, the son of Capt. Thomas Weeks, of a Massachusetts regiment, who had Elijah, a boy in his teens, as his orderly.  Elijah was discharged with his father at the close of the war and took rank on the records of the government.  Sarah was the youngest of a large family.  She was born born In Cayuga County, N. Y., January 6, 1817, was educated at Aurora and Brockport, acquiring a fine classical education She became a successful teacher and followed that vocation for a number of years. She was very small in stature, and it is related of her that when she passed her first examination for teaching the superintendent objected to giving  her a certificate because she was so small. She asked the superintendent if he thought "a copper was worth more than a sixpence."  She got the certificate. On February 10, 1841, she married Lyman H. Hurlbutt, whose father came to this section from Connecticut and whose grandfather was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill.  Eight children blessed their union, several growing to adult age and four becoming successful school teachers mainly through the careful training of their mother.  In 1855 the family moved from Cayuga county to Chatham, Pa., coming by wagons and they settled on the farm where her husband died January 16, 1880.  For a score of years, she suffered with rheumatism which incapacitated her for work, but her active mind turned to reading all the papers and books she could get hold of.  Few persons were better posted than she in the politics of the day, current events and general literature.  Her eyesight was remarkably strong.  She never in her life wore spectacles and was able to read her small pocket Bible and often did so for hours in the evening.  Mrs. Hurlbutt drew a pension as a daughter of a Revolutionary soldier.   She belonged to the Daughters of the Revolution and not long since, she received a souvenir gold spoon from the Washington branch of that society.  She was reared in the Presbyterian faith.  She will long be remembered for her beautiful Christian character and upright life.  Loving hands gently laid her to her rest beside her husband and those loved children who had gone before.  The burial was in the Cloos cemetery.  C. F. Dartt
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WEEKS Sarah Constantis

Wellsboro Gazette - October 16, 2011

In her front page obituary in 1908, Sarah C. Hurlbutt’s son-in-law Chauncery Dartt wrote, “She will long be remembered for her beautiful Christian character and upright life.”  Those words were prophetic as about two dozen people gathered to remember her last Saturday, Oct. 8, 103 years after her passing.  Sarah was honored as a Real Daughter, that is a daughter of an individual who aided in achieving United States independence and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  Born Jan. 6, 1817, in Scipioville (now Venice), N.Y., Sarah was the daughter of Elijah Weeks. In 1777, 12-year-old Elijah enlisted as an orderly to his father Capt. Thomas Weeks. The father and son were honorably discharged in August 1777 after wintering with Gen. George Washington in Valley Forge. Thomas was discharged for ill health and Elijah because of his youth.  A plaque commemorating Sarah’s status as a Real Daughter was placed on her gravestone in Cloos Cemetery in Chatham Township. The plaque was placed there by the members of the Major Winfield Scott Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter, Scottsdale, Ariz.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 16, 2011

 

WHEATON Lewis
Wellsboro Agitator Extracts - 1890
In Chatham, PA, March 19, 1890, Lewis Wheaton, aged 88 years

?  Mrs  Hannah MOSHER
Wellsboro Agitator – January 22, 1908
Little Marsh, -Jan. 20—Mrs. Hannah Mosher, aged nearly 8O years, died on Tuesday night. She was the time of her death living with her eldest daughter, Mrs. Polly Button.  She leaves to mourn, her death Mrs. Elizabeth Mosher, Mrs. Riley Button and Mrs. William Mosher.  The funeral was held at the M E. church on Friday at 2 p. m., Rev. R. M. Cloud, of Wellsboro, officiating; interment in the Cloos cemetery.

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