Fairview Cemetery, Osceola Township,
Tioga County PA
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.
CADOGAN AMELIA - MRS. CLARENCE GOODSELL
Mrs. Amelia Cadogan Goodsell, wife of Clarence Goodsell, died last Thursday morning at her home in Niagara Falls following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Goodsell was the eldest daughter of the late Augustus and Lenora Cadogan, who resided in Osceola for many years. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Goodsell; one son, Harold; a grandson, Robert and a sister, Mrs. Annette Noble, of Niagara Falls; a brother, Frank Cadogan, of Buffalo and a sister, Mrs. Adelaid Ward, of Osceola; two nephews, Kenneth and Keith Cadogan, of Buffalo and a niece, Mrs. H.P. Major, of Osceola. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home of Mrs. Adelaide Ward, of Osceola, burial in the Osceola cemetery. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 21, 1943)
The Elkland Journal -16 Aug 1916 - Mrs. Jane Tubbs died 11th Aug. 1916. Her husband George Tubbs died 6th May 1916. This death removes from us another of the early settlers of this region. Mr. Tubbs was born in Nelson Twp., in 1834. Mr. and Mrs. Tubbs planned to celebrate their 64th anniversary of their marriage on the 10th Apr but the illness of Mr. Tubbs prevented this. They had three children: Frank, deceased; Ann, wife of O. A. VanDusen; Minnie, wife of William Clark; Mrs. Tubbs leaves a sister, Mrs. Phebe Hoyt of Nelson. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.
Leo W. CAMPBELL
LOCK HAVEN, PA. | Leo W. Campbell, 87, formerly of Osceola, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at the Susque View Home, after an extended illness. Survivors include a son, William Campbell of Zephyrhills, Fla.; his stepmother, Helen Campbell of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; three sisters, Eva Benson of Westfield, Vera Cahill of Montour Falls, N.Y., and Rebecca Holton of Millport, N.Y.; two stepbrothers, George Kump of Mansfield and Gene Kump of Knoxville. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday.Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.
CARLSON CLARA J. SHIELD
Clara J. (Carlson), diedpeacefully on Monday, September 24, 2007, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY, at the age of 96. She was born in Elmira on July 25, 1911, to Carl and Lotta (Anderson) Carlson. She was married in 1938 at which time she moved to Corning. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank H. Shield in 1975; and her sister, Julia Knox. She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Knox) Felter of Penn Yan, NY, Frank Jr. (Leona) Shield of Mainville, OH, Lois (Jim) Dalrymple of Horseheads, and Carl (Karen) Shield of Manlius, NY. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Clara was a devoted member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and during that time served the church by teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and being an active member of the Lutheran Church Women and other committees. She was a longtime employee of Rockwell's Department Store in Corning. Clara loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren. She loved knitting, baking cookies, baking Swedish rye bread, and had learned to paint in later years. A special thanks to the staff of Seneca View who provided excellent care and support during her stay there. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 27th, from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday from 1-3 p.m. where funeral services will follow calling hours on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, with Chaplain Jane Winters officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorials may be directed to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 W. William St., Corning, NY 14830; or to Seneca View Nursing Facility, c/o Schuyler Health Foundation, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/26/2007.
CARPENTER, Lloyd - Lloyd C. Carpenter, 89, of Middlebury Center, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Lloyd was born on Sept. 14, 1924, in Chatham Township, the son of the late Raymond Elmer and Josie Pearl (Cloos) Carpenter. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II. After his service in the Navy, Lloyd worked for various contractors in the area and retired in 1986. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Louise (Hayes) Carpenter, whom he married on Sept. 15, 1945; three daughters, Linda (John) Gee of Middlebury; Sandra (Mark) Moffett of Middlebury; Debbie (John) Kearse of Gaines; one son-in-law, Robert Brocious of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Susan Brocious. Friends and family are invited to Lloyd's Life Celebration on Friday, Aug. 15, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Erik J. Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery of Crooked Creek in Holliday. Family will be providing the flowers, all other donations can be made to The Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 13, 2014
CARPENTER - SPENCER
Eleanor E. (Carpenter) Age 86, a lifelong resident of Osceola, PA, died on Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Glenpool Healthcare, Glenpool, OK. She was the daughter of the late James D. and Lillian (Simons) Carpenter and was born on March 1, 1919 in Middlebury Center, PA. Eleanor was a longtime member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church, the church Sylvina's. She was a Republican Committee Woman and a member of the 49's Square Dance Club. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Thomas Smith, Tulsa, OK; sons and daughters-in-law, James K. and Russetta Spencer, Chemung, NY, Rev. Terry and Bonnie Spencer, Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, James David and Sheila Spencer, Waverly, NY, Roger and Jodie Spencer, Addison, NY, Nina and Thomas Walden, Virgil, NY, Terri Lynn and Rory Moon, Osceola, PA, Paul and Meloney Spencer, Osceola, PA, Joseph Spencer, Elmira, NY, Wendy and Edward Istre, Dallas, TX, Thomas J. and Jennifer Smith, Tulsa, OK, Michael Smith, Tulsa, OK; brother and sister-in-law, James D. and Arlene Carpenter, Zephyrhills, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Shirly and Richard Grimaldi, Tucson, AZ; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James C. Spencer in 1991; and brother, Ralph (Hattie) Carpenter of Coopers Plains, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Terry Spencer, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Glenpool Healthcare, PO Box 1144, Glenpool, OK 74033, c/o Activity Fund. From: email@example.com (Kathy Sarber)
Albert CARR, 66, died Monday afternoon, June 2, 1941, at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Ella M. Robinson, in Lawrenceville. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Dell Numans, and a brother, Fred Carr, both of Osceola, Pa.; a stepson, D. L. Strait of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. The body
CARR Frances L. Gardner
age 84 of Osceola, Pa. died December 12, 2012 at the Darway Nursing Home, Forksville, Pa. she was born June 3, 1928 in Elkland, Pa. the daughter of Loran and Minnie Coover Carr. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: Grandchildren - Shawn (Angie) Gardner Mindy (Donald) Hand Kevin (Joleen) Gardner Kelly (Justin) Watson Franny Gardner Howard Jr. “Buddy” James Gardner Veronica (James) Gardner Leon (Tammy) Gardner Ernest (Kerri) Gardner Edward (Jen) Gardner Jr. Daniel (Tara) Gardner Steven(April) Gardner Jr. 20 great grandchildren 4 great great grandchildren Brother in law – Fred (Pat) Gardner, Dallas, Pa. Sister in law – Adell Carr, Elkland, Pa. Daughters in law – Bonnie Gardner, Janet Gardner and Elisa Gardner Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold and sons Howard, Edward and Steve. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. where funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm. Rev Theodore Carr, offc. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darway Elder Care Center, Resident Activity Fund, c/o Dawn, 5865 Route 154, Forksville, PA 18616. Wellsboro Gazette – December 17, 2012
Osceola Resident Succumbs
Fred Eugene CARR died Wednesday evening, September 15 at his home in Osceola after a long illness. The son of Joseph H. Carr and Clarissa Bliss, he was born in Woodhull April 11, 1884. December 7,1902 he married Sara Mae Crowl. He was an employee of the Elkland Leather Co. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Elwin of Harrisburg, Casper of Knoxville, Kenneth of Wellsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Lewis of Wellsburg and Mrs. Neil Manning of Osceola; a sister, Mrs. D. E. Newman of Osceola and eleven grandchildren.The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at Osceola Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. E. T. Rowe and the Rev. Frank Russell officiated. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery. (Mr. Carr’s first son was named Elburn not Elwin. Mrs. Lewis lived at the time of her father’s death in Big Flats.)
Fred E. CARR
OSCEOLA, Pa - The funeral of Fred E. Carr was held from the Methodist Church Saturday afternoon. The Rev. E.T. Rowe, pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Frank Russell of Elkland. Mr. Carr had resided in this place nearly all his life. He was born April 11, 1884, the youngest son of Joseph H. and Clarissa O. Carr. He married Sarah Mae Crowl of this place on December. 7, 1902. Survivors include his widow and five children: Elburn Carr of Mechanicsburg, Pa; Casper Carr of Knoxville; Kenneth Carr of Wellsburg; Mrs. Winifred Lewis of Big Flats and Mrs. Myrtle Manning of Osceola. Mrs. Richard Bliss and Mrs. Harley Marlatt of Troupsburg attended the funeral.
CARR Sarah Annetta - Mrs. Sarah A. Newman, 71, lifelong resident of Osceola. Thursday, Aug. 12, 1948. She was a member of the Osceola Methodist Church. Survived by husband Dilbert E.; sons, R. J. NEWMAN of Osceola, Teddie NEWMAN of Mansfields; daughters, Mrs. Irene Davis of Seabrook, Md., Mrs. Gertrude Barnes of Washington, D. C.; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild. Funeral today, 2 p. m. (EDT) at the Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville. Rev. Frank Russell. Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper Aug. 14, 1948. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
(Sarah Annetta Carr, sister of Fred Eugene Carr, was born on February 18, 1875. She married Delbert Erastus Newman, son of Baroldus Newman and Annette Johnson, born on November 13, 1872. Fred and Sara Mae were my grandparents. I have traced the Carr family to 1370, the Swan family to 1562. Would be glad to share any info needed. Kathy Sarber)
CAUSER - DOAN Violet K. "Vidi" Causer
Violet K. "Vidi" Causer Doan, 58, of 444 Seely Hill Road, Osceola, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
She was born June 7, 1951, in Osceola, the daughter of Orin and Addie Crance Causer. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, on Thursday, Jan. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. The Rev. Larry O'Dell and the Rev. Theodore Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 12 to January 19, 2010
CAUSER Wade Lane
Age 41, of #216 County Road #99, Woodhull, NY, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at his residence. He was born November 13, 1965 in Blossburg, PA. Wade was a self-employed contractor who owned and operated W.C. Contracting, Woodhull, NY. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially turkey hunting. Wade loved animals and owned and raised horses for all types of activities. He is survived by his wife, Janie Wright Causer, Woodhull, NY; daughter, Kaitlynn Causer, at home; faithful companion, Oreo; parents, Richard and Donna Causer, Lindley, NY; brothers, Jim (Darlene) Stratton, Woodhull, NY, Mike Stratton, San Diego, CA, Kelly (Victoria) Stratton, Long Island, David (Debbie) Stevens, Lindley, NY, Mike Stevens, Lindley, NY; sisters, Tami (Gary) Gigee, Knoxville, PA, Bonnie (Jim) Smith, Austin, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Pastor Larry O'Dell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Wade's memory.
CHAMPLIN, Verna -- BUTTON - Verna C Button born 6 Jul 1906 died 23
WELLSBORO, PA.: Verna C. Button, 98, of 127 S. First St., Knoxville, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 at the Green Home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Lee Button of Middlebury Center, James B. Button of New Orleans; a daughter, A. Kay Steadman of Nashville, Tenn. Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. The Leader (Corning, NY) 26 Oct 2004 [Verna Champlin, daughter of Emmett and Eva Champlin]
CLARK DR. EDWIN E.
Knoxville Physician Died of Blood Poisoning
Funeral services for Dr. Edwin E. Clark, prominent Knoxville physician, were held Friday afternoon in Knoxville. Dr. Clark died May 12 in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, of blood poisoning caused by a prick from a thorn while working in his garden the previous Friday. The wound was not considered serious until Sunday evening, when symptoms of blood poisoning developed. He was taken to the hospital Monday. He was born in Osceola, the son of Eleazer and Julia Johnson Clark. He attended the school of Osceola, and later attended Starkey Seminary and Physicians and Surgeons College at Baltimore, MD. For more than thirty years he had practiced his profession in Knoxville. He was a member of Cowanesque and the Coudersport Consistory. Lodge No. 351, F. A.M., Knoxville. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. L. J. Engler, Methodist, minister of Corning, formerly of Knoxville. Burial services at the Osceola Cemetery were conducted by the Masonic Lodge. Bearers were: Dr. T. H. Smith, J. R. Wilcox, K. Bellows, L. A. Cooper, J. L. Sheen and William Jones. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Duley Clark; two sons, Roswell and Rock, of Knoxville; a sister, Mrs. Prudence Tubbs; a brother, William Clark, of Osceola, and one grandson and a granddaughter, of Knoxville.
CLARK - LAWRENCE R. CLARK
Lawrence R. Clark, 82, of Forestview Manor, Elkland, PA died Wednesday, June 26, 1991 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born February 6, 1909 in Troy, PA to Floyd and Laura Clark. He was a retired truck driver, formerly employed by James Hunter Trucking. He was a member of the Senior Citizens ' 63 ' Club in Elkland, PA. He is survived by aunt, Helen Bolt of Troy, PA; brother-in-law, William J. Roche of Elkland, PA; two nieces; close friend, Mae Miles of Elkland, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabell, in 1980. Funeral services were held July 29 at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland with the Rev. Bert More officiating and burial to be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque Valley Volunteer Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, July 4, 1991)
CLARK WILMA M. BEARD
Wilma M. Age 76, of #5535 Rt. #49, Knoxville, PA, diedThursday, June 15, 2006, at her residence. She was born May 7, 1930 in Deerfield Twp., PA, the daughter of Ralph and Edna Butler Clark. She was a homemaker and did the bookkeeping for the "Cowanesque Valley Livestock Market." Wilma was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and she was active in the Girl Scouts. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Michael Fay, Palmyra, NY, Laurie and Glenn Cleveland, Hopewell, NJ; son and daughter-in-law, John and Sandy Beard, Knoxville, PA; sisters, Helen Haenszel, Wheaton, IL, Arliene Lynn, Washington, DC, Joyce Carpenter, Corning, NY; 11 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; children, Rick, Kathy and Ron; and sister, Velma Musser. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Daryl Butler, Offc. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn. in Wilma's memory.
CLARK WILMA M.
The Leader, Corning, NY, Sunday Jun 18, 2006 pg 5A
KNOXVILLE, PA - Wilma M. Beard, 76, of 5535 Rte 49, died Thursday, Jun 16 2006 at home. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the Cowanesque Valley Livestock Market. Survivors include two daughters, Carole Fay of Palmyra, NY, Laurie Cleveland of Hopewell, NJ; a son, John Beard of Knoxville; three sisters, Helen Haenszel of Wheaton, IL, Arlene Lynn of Washington, DC, Joyce Carpenter of Corning, NY. Calling hours are 6-8 pm Thursday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St, Elkland. Services will be held there at 11 am Friday, the Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Oseola.
CLOSE Laura L
Gleason, Laura L. age 83 of Knoxville, Pa. R.D. 1, Tuesday, July 18, 1978 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa. Rev. William Lusk officiating. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Anna) Husted of Knoxville, Pa., R.D.; three sons, E. Douglas Preston of Painted Post, N.Y; Ivan S. Gleason of Lawrenceville, Pa., Paul Gleason of Lawrenceville, Pa.; step-daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Eloise) Douglas of Tioga, Pa., step-son, Chapman Gleason of Tioga, Pa.; one brother Ernest Close of Lawrenceville, Pa.; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren she was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/24/1978
CLOSE Laura L
Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, July 26, 1978
Laura L Gleason, 83, of RD 1, Knoxville, died Tuesday, July 18, 1978, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Surviving are: daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Anna) Husted of RD, Knoxville; three sons, E. Douglas Preston of Painted Post. N.Y.; Ivan S. Gleason of Lawrenceville and Paul Gleason of Lawrenceville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Floyd (Eloise) Douglas of Tioga; step-son, Chapman Gleason of Tioga; one brother, Ernest Close of Lawrenceville, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, on Friday, July 21, 1978 at 2 p.m. with The Reverend William Lusk officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.
COLE EMMA MAY
Wellsboro Agitator – February 8, 1950
Mrs. Emma May Thomas, 73, widow of Edward Thomas of Knoxville, PA. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1950, at Wellsboro Rd. A native of Addison, NY she was the daughter of Sylvanus and Sarah Taft Cole. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Dolly Jacobson; grandson, Roderick Jacobson; two great-grandchildren, Steven and Rennie Jacobson, all of Knoxville; sister, Mrs. W. H. Dorland of Johnson City. The body is at the Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.
COLE EMMA MAY
Mrs. Emma May Thomas, aged 73 years, of Knoxville, died Jan. 31 at the Reynolds Nursing Home, Wellsboro, R. D., where she has been a patient. She was born in Addison, daughter of Sylvanus and Sara Taft Cole. She was the widow of Edward Thomas, who died in 1933. She leaves her daughter, Mrs. Dotty Jacobson, of Knoxville; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Dorlan, of Johnson City; grandson, Roderick Jacobson; two great-grandchildren, Steven and Rennie Jacobson, of Knoxville. The funeral was held Friday; burial in Fairview cemetery at Osceola.
COLE MARY E.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 28, 1934
Mrs. Mary E. Gleason, aged 66 years, of Pine City, R. D. 3, died early Friday morning. Mrs. Gleason was born at Osceola, February 4, 1868, daughter of John and Electa Rice Cole. She was married 50 years ago to John A. Gleason, who survives, with two sons, Wilbur, of Corning, and Andrew, of Pine City, R. D. 3; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Milley, of Waverly, and Mrs. Susie Hepworth, of Caton; four brothers, Charles, of Wilkes-Barre; Sylvester, of Waverly; Leesor, of Addison; Fred, of Corning; 13 grandchildren and give great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday; burial in Osceola.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 1, 1948
Mrs. Susie Cole Hepworth, aged 71 years, of Lawrenceville, died Nov. 21, at the home of her son, Oscar Hepworth, in Caton, N.Y. She was born in Osceola in 1877, daughter of John Cole and Electa A. Rice Cole. She is survived by two sons, Walter, of Sherrill, N.Y., and Oscar, of Caton; three brothers, Ealzer and Charles, and Sylvester, of Sarasota, Florida. The funeral was held Wednesday; burial at Osceola.
COLVIN CHARLES P
The Agitator, Wellsboro PA, Wednesday, January 10 1934
Charles P. Colvin
Many Men Working on State Road - Osceola News
Osceola, Jan. 9 - Charles P. Colvin died at the Blossburg hospital Thursday from injuries due to a fall. He had resided in this place for a number of years. He had been in failing health for some time. He is survived by four sons, Alfred, Leon, Clarence and Ray. The funeral was held at Kenyon's Funeral Home in Elkland Saturday; burial in Fairview cemetery in this place. Comments: He was the son of Benjamin F. Colvin and Maria L. Dwight. His wife was Phebe A. Boland who died August 1890. Contributed by Paul Giometti. The State Highway Department is improving the Camp Brook road from the Children's Home to the New York state line. A large crew of men is at work on the job.
COLVIN CLARENCE E.
Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro PA, 15 Aug 1963
Clarence E. Colvin
Clarence Eugene Colvin, 74, of Osceola, died Thursday at the Blossburg State Hospital. He was born October 20, 1888, in Osceola, the son of Charles and Phoebe Boland Colvin. A nephew, Frederick V. Colvin, of Osceola, survives. Services were held at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Frank Russell officiated and burial was at Fairview Cemetery at Osceola
COLVIN Frederick L., Sr.
Age 93, of 584 County Rt. #127, Woodhull, NY, diedOctober 20, 2007 at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, 1-2 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Woodhull Vol. Ambulance Assn.
COLVIN - Nov. 2, 2004 Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY
Gladys V. Beard Age 98, of 187 Main St., Osceola, PA, diedSunday, October 31, 2004, at her home. She was born November 4, 1905, in Woodhull, NY, the daughter of Delbert and Sarah Colvin. She was a homemaker, member of the Valley Grange and the Borden Baptist Church. She is survived by son, Lyle Beard, Osceola, PA; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Wilma Beard, Rd. Knoxville, PA; sister, Grace Murry, Lehigh Acres, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orin; son, Clyde; and three grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
COLVIN RAY ORIN
Ray Orin Colvin of 1062 Plymouth Ave. Monday, April 16, 1945. Survived by wife, Rena; children, Gaylord of Woodhull, Frederick of Lindley, Chester of Lawrenceville, Pa, Fannie of Elmira, Helen of Osceola; brothers, Clarence and Alfred of Corning; 15 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m. at Osceola Methodist Church. Burial in Osceola.
COMPTON – Mrs. Alda May Bailey, 65, of Crooked Creek, died Tuesday March 27, 1954 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Smith of Tioga. The widow of Lee H. Bailey, who died March 8 of this year, she was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Crooked Creek. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Mary Murphy of Tioga; five grandchildren, Francis Murphy, Mrs. Althea Evans, Mrs. Marie Preston and Louise and Bonnie Smith all of Tioga; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James Mack of Dubois and Mrs. Pearl Lewis, Crooked Creek; and five brothers, William, John and Henry Compton of Wellsboro, Layton of Carlyle and Robert of Corning, NY. The funeral was held on Saturday at the Christian and Missionary Church in Crooked Creek with the Rev. Otto Lehman and Rev. Palmer Washburn officiating. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954, p7
Westfield Free Press – Thursday, January 11, 1900
Smith Cornell died last Thursday morning. Survived by widow and one daughter, Hattie. Buried in Osceola Cemetery.
CROFT, Phyllis - Phyllis Jean Baker, a lifelong resident of Osceola, PA, died Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Sue Vogler. She was 3 days short of celebrating her 93rd birthday. Her life was filled with her family and friends and doing as she damned well pleased. She was born March 23, 1923, the daughter of Winfred and Ethel Croft. She was predeceased by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. She was the wife of Jack Palmer Baker. They were married for 62 years, when he died December 15, 2005. She is survived by her 3 children, Timothy (Marilyn) Baker of Warwick, RI, Samuel (Sandra) Baker of Rural Hall, NC, and Martha Sue (Jon) Vogler of Wellsboro, PA. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors too numerous to count. At her request there will be no funeral services. Those wishing to honor Phyllis's memory may donate to Susquehanna Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; Osceola Fire Company, 7654 Route 49, Osceola, PA 16942; or Osceola Presbyterian Church, 104 Church St, Osceola, PA 16942. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016
Wynn C. CROFT, Prominent Osceola, Pa. businessman, who died last Friday. His funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Mr. Croft was owner of the W. C. Croft and Son’s sawmill, operated since 1911. Wynn C. Croft, 67, of Osceola, Pa., Friday, July 25, 1952, after a brief illness. He was operator of the W. C. Croft and Son sawmill. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Croft; sons Delos, John and Wynn Jr. of Osceola; daughters, Mrs. Margaret McConnell of Endicott, Mrs. Katherine Denson and Mrs. Phyllis Baker of Osceola and Mrs. Ethelwyn Ellis of Westfield; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Marion J. and Harry R. Croft of Nelson, Pa. The body is at the family home where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Cocks of Cogan Station, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Balazs. Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.
CRANCE Adie M. Causer
94 of Osceola, PA passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Born August 9, 1918 in Waterloo, NY, she is the daughter of the late Fred and Lena (Bump) Crance. Adie married Orin W. Causer, he died Nov. 12, 1966. She is survived by her children, Mary Farnsworth of Nelson, PA, Homer (Mary) Causer of Addison, NY, Richard (Donna) Causer of Lindley, NY, Patricia Ann Tracy of Nelson, PA and Tom (Chris) Causer of Osceola, PA; her son in law, Brad Doan of Osceola, PA; 24 grandchildren and numerous great and great- great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Orin, she was preceded in death by her sons, Chuck and Edward and her daughter, Vi and several brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Thursday, May 16th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.
Funeral home obituary – May 19, 2013
Wellsboro Agitator – January 5, 1921
Mrs. Hiram STEVENS
Mrs. Hiram Stevens, in her 97th year, one of the oldest persons in Tioga County, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Wainwright, in Knoxville. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock; interment in Fairview Cemetery, at Osceola.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 12, 1921
—Mrs. Hiram Stevens, aged nearly 97 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Wainwright, in Knoxville, Dec. 28, after an illness of about three months. She had made
her home in Knoxville about three years. Previous to this she had been a lifelong resident of Osceola. She is survived by three children, Mrs. C. J. Wainwright; Mrs. Jennie Landon,
of Binghamton, and Eugene Stevens, of Cleveland, Ohio.
CRAWFORD Ray J.
Age 69, of 6160 Herrington Road, Addison, NY, died
Friday, February 12, 2010 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with Ray's funeral expenses. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb. 13, 2010
CROWL - Last Rites Sunday for Mrs. Minnie Riley
Funeral services were held Sunday at two o’clock from the Kenyon Funeral Home for Mrs. Minnie Riley of Osceola, formerly of Jasper, NY., who died at the Blossburg Hospital, Friday, October 8, 1954. Rev Norman Mead officiated with burial being made in Fairview Cemetery. Osceola. Mrs. Riley, who made her home with her niece, Mrs. Neil Manning, was eighty-one years of age having been born in Addison, NY on November 30, 1872, the daughter of Cynthia and Alvin Crowl. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Olas Hansen of San Diego California, and Mrs. Mae Carr of Osceola, several nieces and nephews.
DAVIS Dorothy Jean (Davis) Tripp
age 74, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Elkland and Tioga, PA, died Sunday, December 12, 2010 in Havre De Grace, MD. She was born May 8, 1936 in Harrison Valley, PA. She married Paul Tripp in 1955. Dorothy worked for Corning Glass Works for 38 years until she retired in 1997. She enjoyed spending time with family, her church in Tioga, her soaps, cooking and doing for others. Dorothy is survived by her children; Paul (Mitzi) Tripp of Tioga, PA, Gaila (Bill) Ahearn of Colora, MD, Jack (Beth) Tripp of Aberdeen, MD; brothers, Randy Brockway of FL, Joe (Brenda) Davis of Tioga, PA, and Terry Davis of Batavia, NY; sisters, Rhonda (Terry) Tenny of Elkland, PA, Sherry (Steve) Campbell of Clarendon, NY, Sylvia (Roger) Novak of Clarendon, NY; foster brother, Harold (Cindy) Schoonover of Dansville, NY; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, John Davis and Helen (Courtright) Washburn; brothers, Gail and Robert Covell; husband, Paul Tripp, and companion, Dick Guiles. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held following the visitation at the funeral home with Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the First Baptist Church of Tioga, Church Street, Tioga, PA 16946. Star Gazette - December 14, 2010
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, June 27, 1960
Albert Dearman, of Knoxville, aged nearly 82 years, who was one of the oldest and best known residents of the Cowanesque valley, died on the 14th instant. He was born at Groton, N.Y., October 12, 1824 and was the son of George and Olive Dearman. In 1844 Mr. Dearman came to Knoxville where he was clerk for his uncle Mr. Beach, for six months and then became a partner in the business. The partnership existed for about five years when Mr. Beach retired from the business and Mr. Dearman’s brother, Justus, became a partner and for fifteen years A. & J. Dearman conducted a business in Knoxville when this firm was dissolved and since that time Albert Dearman has conducted the business alone. In 1861 Mr. Dearman married Miss Jennie Sutliff and to them were born two sons, Charles G and Everitt, both of whom survive. Mr. Dearman was a very successful business man and he amassed considerable property. He was public spirited and highly esteemed by his neighbors.
SAYRE, Iva L.
Age 101, of Main St., Elkland, PA, diedJune 21, 2008 at the Collins Personal Care Home, Elkland, PA. She was born April 10, 1907 in Farmington Twp., PA, the daughter of Claude and Leah Tubbs Deats. She was a homemaker, oldest member of the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church and former church treasurer. She was known for her beautiful flower gardens. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Joseph Duggan, Yonkers, NY; grandchildren, Marie (David) Parrish, Chester, NJ, Rita Duggan, New York City, NY; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Olivia Parrish; nephew, Keith (Doris) Kizer, Leesburg, FL; cousin, Jane Howarth, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Kidon Sayre, August 25, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church c/o Ola Whitehill, 627 W. Main St., Elkland, PA 16902. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/24/2008.
DIEM, George - George Kirk Diem, Sr., 91, of Gaines, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Coatesville, he was a son of the late Charles and Nellie (Kirk) Diem. Mr. Diem was a 1942 graduate of Coatesville High School. He was married to the former Pearl Godra, who survives. Mr. Diem was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in Europe with the 504 Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He received the following medals: the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Presidential Unit Emblem, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, the Combat Infantry Medal, the Parachute Badge, and the Belgian Fourragere. After the war, Mr. Diem worked as a general foreman for Lukens Steel Company in Coatesville for 35 years, retiring in 1977. He was a township commissioner in Caln, a member of F&AM Lodge #383, a life member of the V.F.W. Lodge #287, a member of the Moose Lodge #826, a lifetime member of both the Thorndale Fire Company and the West End Fire Company in Coatesville. He greatly enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fly fishing and doing yard work. Surviving in addition to his wife, Pearl Diem, are several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Diem was predeceased by a son, George Kirk Diem, Jr.; two brothers, Temple and Norman Diem; and three sisters, Rhoda Roussey, Louisa Wilgis, and Minnie Roussey-Hallman.Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, April 9, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. Memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016
DILLY Roy G. Dilly, Sr.
77, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Marion VanZile Dilly whom he married Oct. 23, 1954. Roy was born June 28, 1934, in Mannington, W. Va., the son of the late Stanley and Nellie Sloan Dilly. He retired from Dresser Rand, Painted Post, N.Y. in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Marion; sons, Roy (Rebecca) Dilly, Lawrenceville, Robert (Terri) Dilly, Tioga; sisters, Helen Knapp, Lawrenceville, Genevieve (Charles) Stock, Wellsboro, Betty (Tom) Knapp, Lawrenceville; brother, Walter (Gert) Dilly; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Roy's Life Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association , P.O. Box 115, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. Wellsboro Gazette – December 17, 2011
DRANSFIELD - MERRICK, Mae D.
Age 84, of Carleton's Nursing Home, formerly of Middlebury Center, PA, died November 6, 2008 at the Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert Merrick. Mae was born December 25, 1923 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nettie Cole Dransfield. She graduated from Wellsboro High School and had been employed by Remington Rand Manufacturing and Mergenthaeler Manufacturing. Mae was a member of the Holiday Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Mary Wells Chapter #452 Eastern Star, and enjoyed making crafts, volunteering at Church and helping with Bible School. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Marian Merrick, Drums, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jim Losinger, Long Island, NY, and Eva Jo and Marty Dochstader, Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Maynard, Wellsboro, PA and Emma Luke, Elmira, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and two sisters, Dorotha Troutman and Marguerite Melko. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made to Carleton Senior Care, 10 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/8/2008
August ELLIOTT Buried Tuesday
Osceola - Miss Augusta Elliott, 72, daughter of the late John and Matilda Shaw Elliott, died suddenly at her home Friday morning, January 9, 1948.Held in high esteem by all that knew her, Miss Elliott spent her entire life in this community, where in younger years, she took great pride in her home and was an ardent worker in the Osceola Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were at the home, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., Rev Robert cocks, Galeton, officiating. Burial was made in the family plot in the Osceola Fairview cemetery. She is survived by two brothers, Frank B with whom she resided, and Edward W. of Osceola; two nieces, Mrs. John Marken of Baltimore and Mrs. Louis Wither of Williamsport; three nephews, Wallace Elliott of Elkland , Lawrence Elliott and Ben Elliott of Osceola and several cousins.(From Kathy Sarber)
ELLIOTT Catherine M. Elliott Casbeer
Age 97, formerly of Elkland, PA, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. She was born June 9, 1914 in Breesport, NY, the daughter of Harry and Addie Simpson Elliott. She married Clinton Casbeer on January 21, 1934. Catherine and Clinton made Elkland, PA their home all of their lives. She was a life member of the Elkland United Methodist Church and she worked for Wynkoop's Variety Store in Elkland, PA for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Richard) Leavenworth, Big Flats, NY; grandson, Jeffery Leavenworth, Pagosa Springs, CO; great-grandchildren, Tamra and Tyler Leavenworth; several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by husband, Clinton; and son, Clayton Casbeer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. immediately following the visitation, Pastor Jefferey Becker officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorials to the Elkland United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Star Gazette – June 27, 2011
ELLIOTT –ELIZABETH F. ‘BETTY’ CAMPBELL, age 85, of 408 Main St., Elkland, PA, diedTuesday, March 11, 2003, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born November 2, 1917 in Osceola, PA, the daughter of the late William and Florence Ward Elliott. She graduated from Elkland High School in 1935. She retired from the Elmira Star-Gazette after 54 years of service. She worked for many years as the secretary of the Elkland Leather Company. She and her husband, Jim, operated a Red & White store and in 1963, they opened Campbell’s Market and Meat Processing. They sold soft ice cream during the summer. She was a past Matron of Eastern Star and secretary of the Elkland Welfare Association and Alumni Association. She was active in the Elkland Girl Scouts. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion and the Elkland Methodist Church. She taught the church’s Violet Rowe Sunday school class, played the organ and piano and sang in the church choir. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Elwin Smith of Osceola, PA, Florence Ann and Jon Sereno of Painted Post, NY; daughter, Jane Stewart of Osceola, PA; grandchildren, Bill and Tammy Colegrove of Lawrenceville, PA, Karen Colegrove and Lynn Harr of Harrisburg, PA. Doug and Teresa Seamans of Hanover, PA, Jeff and Wendy Seamans of Athens, PA, Craig and Amy Seamans of Bloomsburg, PA, Jamie Sereno of Daytona Beach, FL, and Autumno Sereno of Painted Post, NY; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and three sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Campbell, in 1971; and six brothers and two sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Osceola Methodist Church, Holden St., Osceola, PA, Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O’Dell is officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Osceola United Methodist Church or a charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., Elkland, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
ELLIOTT, Harry Robinson - Harry Robinson Elliott died at his home at Elkland Jan 12 following a three weeks illness of influenza and pneumonia, aged 33 years and 9 months. He was born at Osceola (date illegible), the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Elliott and spent the great part of his life at Osceola and Elkland. About twelve years ago he married Miss Addie Simpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson of Elkland, and to them were born three children – Donna aged 10, Hugh aged 8, and Catherine aged 4. For the past two years Mr. Elliott had charge of the Simpson Dairy at Elkland. Funeral services in charge of the Elkland Odd Fellows were held at the house last Tuesday at 2 o’clock. Interment in Fairview cemetery at Osceola. Besides his wife and three children, he is survived by his mother of Osceola, four sisters: Misses Mame, Evelyn and Catherine Elliott and Mrs. V. D.; three brothers – William Perr and Darious Elliott. Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919.
ELLIOTT, Harry – Harry Elliott died at his home Jan. 11, after an illness of a few weeks, of influenza and pneumonia, aged 33 years. He leaves a wife and three children. The funeral was held Tuesday in charge of the I.O.O.F.; burial in the Osceola cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919
JAMES RICHARD ELLIOTT, age 77 of Knoxville, PA passed away on August 25, 2014 at Collins Personal Care Home in Elkland, PA. Born June 7, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude (Olin) Elliott. He served in the US Army. James married Carol (McCutcheon) and they shared 45 years together until she passed away on June 26, 2002 and then married Marcia (Dibble) in 2004. He retired from the North Penn Gas Company in 1999, was a former member of the Free & Accepted Masons in Knoxville, served on the Fairview Cemetery Board and bowled for 40 years in Westfield and Elkland. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; his children, Victoria Elliott of Rochester, NY, Barbara and Tom Kyle of Honeoye Falls, NY and Robert James and Lisa Elliott of Dover, PA; his grandchildren, Tommy and Tyler Kyle of Honeoye Falls, NY and Kasey, Megan and Sadie Elliott of Dover, PA; step children, Jack Eldridge, Vonda Reid, Luann Kowalski and Myra Stinehart; a sister, Roberta and Ed Sahrle of Woodhull, NY and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his first wife, Carol, he was also preceded in death by his son, Steven James. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 4:00 PM. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial contributions may be made to the Osceola Fire Department, 7654 Route 49, Osceola, PA or to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA. –Kenyon Funeral Home Notice 8/27/2014
Miss Lena ELLIOTT
Osceola, Pa. – Miss Lena Elliott, 75, died at her home in Osceola, Sunday. She was born in Culpepper, Va., September 5, 1873, later moving to Osceola, where she was a member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church. Survivors include three brothers, William A., Perry and Darius of Elkland; three sisters, Misses Mayme and Catherine Elliott both of Osceola; Mrs. Margaret Washburn of Wilmington, Del.; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m., from the family home. The Rev. Charles Wood and the Rev. Harry Gayley will officiate and burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)
ELLIOTT - LYDIA E. BROWN
Lydia E. Brown, 84, of Tioga died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 26, 1916, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Leala Dickinson Baker Elliott Jr. She was the wife of Russell R. Brown, whom she married July 4, 1942. She was a graduate of Elmira College, where she received her bachelor's and master's degree in organ, and she also attended Mansfield University for post graduate work. She was a school teacher for the Wellsboro Area School District, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church, church clerk for over 35 years; member of the Women's Missionary Society for over 40 years; and was an organist for the church for over 25 years. She was a member of the Wellsboro Chapter of DAR, Tioga Chapter of Eastern Star and Delta Kappa Gamma. Preceding her in death were one grandson, Mark Elliott Brown; and one sister, Ann Gordon. Surviving are her husband, Russell Brown of Tioga; two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Marjorie Brown of Tioga and Donald R. Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Howard Cochrane of Jupiter, Fla.; three grandchildren, Janet Marie Brown of Tunkhannock, Joyce Lynne Brown of Tioga and Alan Thomas Brown of Tioga; one sister, Martha Raynor-Mader of Pullman, Wash.; one cousin, Eugene MacArthur of Knapp Creek, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Madelon Young of Lima, N.Y.; and one brother-in-law, Dr. Stanley Gordon of Radford, Va. Calling hours were held Friday, Jan. 26, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Middlebury Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alex M. Perednia and Rev. Dr. Todd Witmer officiating. Burial was made at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Middlebury Baptist Church.
ELLIOTT –MRS. MARGARET E. WASHBURN, 84, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Osceola, Monday, Jan. 4, 1960. Survived by husband, Victor W. Washburn; son, Elliott Washburn of Wilmington; brothers, W. A. Elliott and D. P. Elliott of Osceola; sister, Miss Catherine Elliott of Osceola; two grandchildren. Body will be removed tonight to Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Ward Elliott of Beaver Falls. Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. –Elmira Advertiser 1/6/1960
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, February 23, 1916
Mrs Lucinda S. Cornell died recently at her home in Harrisburg where she resided with her son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs Alex McKillips. The remains were taken to Osceola for burial. Mrs Cornell was born in Deerfield Township on the old homestead now occupied by Mrs. Polly Lee, between Knoxville and Osceola, on April 8, 1827 and at death she was 88 years, 9 months and 25 days old. Her parents were Joseph and Phoebe Monroe Falkner. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. McKillips, and an adopted daughter, Miss Catherine Cornell of Harrisburg.
Published in the May 31 1906 issue of "The Elkland Journal", Elkland,
Tioga Co. PA
Death of Mrs. Phebe Dininny Addison Hill, NY - May 26th There passed peacefully away from our midst on Friday afternoon,one of our oldest and most highly esteemed residents, Mrs. Phebe Dininny, widow of the late Henry Dininny, who was a prosperous farmer many years in this place. She was born at Knoxville, Pa in 1831, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Phebe Falkner. In 1849 she married Miles Finch, a member of Company L, 2d Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was killed during the war. Their family consisted of seven children,only two of whom survive her; R. E. Finch of Seneca Castle, N.Y., and Mrs. David Hallen of Tuscarora, N.Y. In 1865 she married Henry Dininny. Five children blessed this union, viz: Edmund L., of Corning: Herbert E. of Austin; William E. at home; Mrs. A. L. Crowl of Addison Hill, and Anne H., at home; also one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Cornell of Harrisburg. About five years ago, she suffered a paralytic stroke, from which she was partially paralized but still lived in comfortable health through unable to leave her chair without assistance. She greatly endeared herself to her family and friends. All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done to relive her suffering but to no avail, her Maker called her home. The funeral was held from her late home Sunday at noon, Rev. Marks officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Sharon Elliott
Billyjoe Alan "Joey" Age 27, of Briar Hill Rd., Osceola, PA, diedThursday, March 29, 2007, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He was born July 13, 1979 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Stewart D. Jr. and Debra Hatch Farnsworth. He was a graduate of Elkland Area High School, a lifelong farmer, enjoyed hunting, operating farm equipment and riding his four wheeler. He is survived by his father, Stewart D. "Bub" Farnsworth, Jr. and Lisa Allen, RD, Osceola, PA; mother, Debra Farnsworth, Corning, NY; brothers and sisters, Stewart D. Farnsworth III, Nelson, PA, Brian W. (Danielle) Farnsworth, Nelson, PA, Jessica A. Farnsworth, Corning, NY, Miranda J. Hatch, Corning, NY; paternal grandfather, Stewart "Dean" (Kathy) Farnsworth, Sr., Lindley, NY; paternal grandmother, Addie Mary Farnsworth, Nelson, PA; maternal grandmother, Geraldine Hatch, Corning, NY; maternal great-grandmother, Addie Causer, Osceola, PA; nephew, William; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, George W. Hatch, Sr. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, NE PA Chapter, 1541 Alta Dr., Suite 204, Whitehall, PA 18052.
FARNSWORTH Dorothy D. (Farnsworth) Ferry
72, of Knoxville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. She was born on April 18, 1940 in Knoxville, a daughter of the late Leland and Mary (Davis) Farnsworth. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Knoxville. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2012
FARNSWORTH Stewart D. “Dean” Farnsworth, Sr.
age 75 of Osceola, PA and Lindley, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born September 18, 1937 in Little Marsh, PA, he was the son of the late Leland and Leina (Davis) Farnsworth. Dean retired from Corning Inc. and was a lifelong farmer. He loved going to the Tioga Downs Casino and was an avid Nascar fan. He is survived by his son, Stewart D. “Bub” Farnsworth, Jr. and Lisa Allen of Osceola, PA; his daughters, Deana Farnsworth of Osceola, PA, Peggy (Jeff) Thompson of Osceola, PA and Bobbi Jo Farnsworth of Elkland, PA; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Sereno of Lancaster, NY and Carolyn Farnsworth of Keeneyville, PA; his companion, Kathy Leonard of Lindley, NY; her children, Michelle Degeyter and Kristen (Tom) Constable both of Lindley, NY and her 5 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Billiejoe Alan “Joey” Farnsworth on March 29, 2007. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Monday from 12:00 – 2:00 and 4:00 – 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. A dinner will follow at the Elkland Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Headquarters, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Wellsboro Gazette – May 27, 2013
PETERS, Mary E. 87, of Elmira, N.Y., R.D. 1, formerly of Woodhull, N.Y., died at the Chemung County Infirmary on Tuesday, October 10, 1972 following a long illness. She was born in West Burlington, Pa., on March 19, 1885, the daughter of Phillip and Julia (Phillips) Foulke. She married Earl Peters on November 2nd, 1910. He died on March 4th, 1961. A resident of the Town of Woodhull for most of her married life, Mrs. Peters was a member of the Woodhull Unity Methodist Church and the Woodhull Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, Charles H. Peters of R.D. 1 Osceola, five daughters; Mrs. Julia Sample of Holmes Beach, Fla., Mrs. Rena Perley of Springfield, Va., Mrs. Vera Friends of Elmira R.D. 1, N.Y., Miss Sara Peters of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Priscilla Kilmer of Homer, N.Y. There are also 18 grandchildren, 10 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren surviving. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, N.Y. The Rev. Michael B. Creamean, pastor of the Woodhull United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery at Osceola.
FOWLER - Mrs. Lillie Alice Lehman, 80, of Osceola, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1955. She was a member of the Osceola Methodist Church. Survived by sons, Floyd of Madrid, N.Y. and Lester Lehman of Elkland, Pa.; daughters, Miss Erma Ruth Lehman of Osceola, the Misses Mary and Cora Lehman of Rochester, Mrs. Arlene Reif of Rochester and Mrs. Pearl Hoffer of Williamsport; brother, Arthur Fowler of Germania, Pa.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, where friends may call Friday and Saturday from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Osceola Methodist Church, the Rev. Norman Mead. Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.
Daniel C. COLVIN
Westfield Free Press ( Weekly paper) Thursday July 25, 1907: Death Osceola Local News, The Remains of Daniel Colvin, who died at his home in Borden, NY, on Tuesday were brought to this place for burial Thursday afternoon.
Corning Leader - Addison July 27 - D.C. Colvin died at home near Borden, July 23 from injuries sustained on July 19 while standing in the barn watching his sons unload hay. A large stick of timber fell from the beam above him, striking him on the top of his head, knocking him over the brestgirt into the mow. He was unconscious for a little time. He suffered a great deal of pain the few days that he lived.All was done for his relief that medical aid and good nursing could do. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, three sons and one daughter. Besides a number of grandchildren. He also leaves one sister. Mr. Colvin was born in Spring Mills Oct 26, 1835 and was 71 years of age.
Gladys Colvin Beard says Dan and his 2nd wife Florence A. Bennett 1850-1878 are buried in the Osceola/Fairview Cemetery in the same plot with his father and mother, but there is no record of this and no gravestone. I have attached a plaque to the Gaylord G. Colvin monument commemorating the internment of Daniel C., his second wife Florence A. and his mother Ruth Hiltz Colvin 1808-1900.
MRS. Ruth Colvin
Born April 8, 1808 - Died April 10, 1900
Biographical Sketch of One of the Oldest Residents in Tioga Co.
Ruth, third child of Christopher Colvin and Elizabeth Hiltz, was born at Herkimer, N. Y., April 18, 1808. She died at Osceola Pa., April 10, 1900. She therefore lacked eight days of being 92 years old at the time of her decease.
The Colvin family have been 200 years in America. John Colvin the founder of this family settled at Dartmouth, Mass., about the year 1700. From Dartmouth he removed to Providence, R. I., in 1705. In round numbers the ancesters of Ruth Colvin lived 100 years thereafter in Rhode Island. Not far from the year 1800 her father removed from Rhode Island to the Mohawk valley in N. Y., and for 100 years has resided in New York and Pennsylvania. Ruth Colvin was of the sixth generation in decent from John Colvin, the immigrant ancestor.
Elizabeth Hiltz, mother of Ruth Colvin, was a daughter of John Hiltz, a Palatinate German, whose father settled in the Mohawk Valley in 1722.
Ruth Colvin received such education as the primitive schools of the period of her youth afforded. She was educated in the schools in the common branches of the English language, although in her home she spoke with equal facility both German and English. When she was sixteen years and six months old, she married her cousin, Gaylord Griswold Colvin, and their married life continued over a period of almost fiftynine years. Their marriage took place at Shells Bush, Herkimer county, N. Y., October 28, 1824, where they set up their housekeeping in a very modest way. For eight years they lived in five different places in Herkimer county. In 1832 they came to Allegany county, N. Y., and lived at Independence and Spring Mills in that county until 1848 - a period of sixteen years. In 1848 they removed to Potter county, Pa., and lived on three different farms in Bingham township until 1872 - a period of twenty-four years. During six years of this period her husband was a commissioner, and during ten years he was an associate judge of Potter county Pa. In 1872 they removed to Osceola Pa., where they purchased a residence known as the "Gothic", just west of the village. In this home, in 1883, her husband died, since which time she made her home with her daughter and with her son, making in all a residence of twenty-eight years in this place.
Mrs. Colvin was the mother of seventeen children. Amoung these children were four pairs of twins. Fourteen of her children died at birth or in infancy, or early youth, thus leaving but three who grew to manhood and womanhood. These survive her, namely: B. F. Colvin of this place, D. C. Colvin of Woodhull, N. Y., and Mary, wife of C. L. Hoyt of Horseheads, N.Y.
Mrs. Colvin became converted to the religion of Jesus Christ under the preaching of the Rev. Thomas Sheardown at Whitesville, N. Y. She was baptized by immersion by the Rev. V. Chase and became a member of the Baptist Church in 1837. She remained in connection with this denomination of Christian believers until about seven years ago, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Osceola. Her religious experiences were deep and sincere, but she was quiet and undemonstrative in expressing them.
Mrs. Colvin was fond of society, and when health and strength permitted loved to surround herself with company - especially the company of young people. In this social inclination her husband joined, and their home for many years was a neighborhood resort for both young and old. Her disposition was very amiable. She was always inclined to be pleased with whatever was done for her. She was unselfish. Her first thought was for others, not for herself. This frame of mind made her charitable and kind and helpful to those about her. These characteristics inspired love and after this long pilgramage of ninety-two years in this world, her remains were laid to rest with feelings of veneration and chastened sorrow on the part of her kindred and many friends.
The funeral, in charge of her pastor, the Rev. John Segwald, was held at the
home of her son B. F. Colvin, where she died, Thursday, April 10th, 1900 at 1
The Late Gaylord G. Colvin
A BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND CHARACTER
To the Editor of the Agitator
Osceola, May 18, 1883, - Gaylord G. Colvin eldest son of Joshua and Dorothy Colvin was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., May 11th 1801, and died in this borough May 8, 1883. He came from Herkimer county with his father in 1800 and settled in the township of Deerfield on the land now occupied by Academy Corners. He taught the first school in the old "Liberty" school house at that place in 1821.
There were eleven children in his fathers family, four of whom are now living - a brother and sister in Bingham, Potter county, Pa., a sister in Laporte, Ind., and a brother at Weiser City, Idaho.
From Academy Corners Judge Colvin moved back to Herkimer county, where he married Ruth Colvin, who for 58 years has shared with him life’s joys and sorrows. From Herkimer he moved to Oneida county, thence to Spring Mills, Allegany county, thence to Bingham, Pa., and from there to Osceola in 1872, where he died in great peace, loved and mourned by all.
While a resident of New York he was for several years Justice of the Peace, and he was Commissioner of Potter county six years, and upon the expiration of that term he was elected Associate Judge, and served as such ten years. In all these offices he discharged his duties with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents.
Judge Colvin was early converted under Dr. Sheardown’s preaching and joined the Baptist Church, in which he lived and died. He began life poor, but by honest and upright dealing secured the esteem of the community, and gained sufficient means to surround himself and family with a sufficiency of earthly comforts. He was a man of marked qualities - a man of positive convictions. Once convinced that a certain line of conduct was right, he followed it to the end irrespective of consequences. He was a strong temperance man, and the last act of his life - when his hand could no longer hold the pen to write his well-known signature - was to authorize his son to sign his name to remonstrance against license in Osceola.
A worthy citizen, a kind neighbor, an affectionate brother, father, husband,
has gone to his reward; and while we bow in submission to the stroke, knowing
it is his gain, we will endeavor to profit by his teaching and example. Rev. S.
Ruth and Gaylord were originally Quakers and kept their records in a ledger. According to the ledger Gaylord was born in Pittsfield Twp., Otsego Co., NY.