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.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 6, 1909
--Mrs. Bert Zimmer, of Westfield, died last Wednesday. Her husband and two sons survive her. The funeral was held on Friday at 2 p.m. Holiday Fairview
KEENEY, Clara Frank – Mrs. Clara I. Frank, wife of Jerome Frank died last Friday morning, March 28, at 8 o’clock, at her home, 27 Water street, in this borough, after about four years illness. She was born in Charleston township, July 27, 1865, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. Eugene Keeney. She is survived by four children – Mrs. Maude Goodwin and Henry Frank, of Elmira; Bert Frank and Mrs. H.M. Robinson, of Wellsboro; also by four sisters – Mrs. Emmit Avery, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Albert Avery of Elmira, N.Y.; Mrs. Grace Keene of Corning, N.Y., and Mrs. LeRoy Sweet, of Niles Valley. She was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral was held Sunday at the Baptist church, Rev. D.R. Evans officiating, burial at Holiday. Wellsboro Agitator 2 April 1919.
KEENEY Clarinda H Hymes
Mrs. H. W. Hymes died at the Blossburg hospital Jan. 16, where she had been a patient for three months. She was 69 years of age. She had been a great sufferer for three years. The cause of her illness and death was liver and heart trouble. She had been a faithful member of the Holiday church, having joined when 15 years of age. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and three children – Orville Peters, of Marsh Creek; Mrs. Dora Strasburg, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Mrs. Daisy Sample, of Niles Valley. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 18, Rev. R.M. Cloud officiating; interment in the Holiday cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919
Wellsboro Agitator – February 5, 1892
Crookedcreek, Feb. 4 – Mrs. Rosaltha Keeney West, aged 66, the wife of Mr. Luther A. West, died Saturday morning after a long illness. She was born here and spent here nearly all of her life. She was married on July 4th, 1852, to Mr. West, who survives her. To them were born three children: Mr. E. D. West, of Texas; Mrs. Corrina Fisher, wife of Mr. Edward Fisher, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Lenna Whitney, of this place, all of whom survive her. She is also survived by her father, Mr. Ransom Keeney, by her three brothers, Messrs. M. C. Keeney, of Tioga; C. P. Keeney, of Middlebury, and S. H. Keeney, of Wellsboro, and by one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Goodwin, of Middlebury. Mrs. West joined the Christian Church 24 years ago, but worked in the Free-will Baptist church, and was a leader of the Bible class in the union Sunday-school for nine years. Her funeral was held from the Free-will Baptist church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, Mr. Fremont Kerrick officiating. Burial in the Fairview cemetery.
KEENEY Ruth Ann
Wellsboro Agitator – January 15, 1908
Mrs. Ruth Holiday, aged 80 years, widow of the late Daniel Holiday, of Middlebury, who died in 1904, aged 97 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. O. Putnam, on Charles Street at 6 o’clock last Thursday evening, after a long illness. Her maiden name was Ruth Ann Keeney. Mrs. Holiday was born in Middlebury and spent her life there up to about three years ago, when she came to Wellsboro to make her home with Mrs. Putnam. She was a member of the Baptist church at Holiday and was a most estimable woman. She is survived by three children – Mary, wife of County Commissioner Samuel O. Putnam; Addie H., wife of Samuel Maxwell, of Corning, and Claude Holiday, of Corning, and six step-children: Byron B., of Elmira; Delos and Darius D. Holiday, of Wellsboro; V. B. and Porter Holiday, of Crookedcreek, and Mrs. Helen Blanchard, of Rochester. The funeral was held Sunday; burial at Holiday. Rev. C. G. Langford, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated.
KEENEY VICTOR EUGENE
Wellsboro Agitator – June 2, 1909
Victor Eugene Keeney died suddenly at his home at Crookedcreek last Tuesday morning. Mr. Keeney was down town three times Monday and seemed to be feeling a little better than usual and retired at night only a little tired after his day’s work. His wife found him dead in bed about 5 a.m. Coroner Longwell, of Wellsboro, was called and said Mr. Keeney had diedwithout a struggle, heart disease being the cause. Mr. Keeney was 73 years old last March. He is survived by his wife and five daughters, Mrs. Sadie Avery, of Little Marsh; Mrs. Bertha Avery, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Belle Frank, of Asaph, Mrs. Grace Marvin, of Corning and Mrs. Angie Sweet, of Niles Valley. Three sisters also survive him – Mrs. Lucinda Newton, of Bradford county; Mrs. Clara Hymes, of Crookedcreek, and Mrs. Elvira Webster, of Crookedcreek. Mr. Keeney was a son of Thomas and Irene Keeney, deceased. On Oct. 21, 1862, he married Elizabeth Hayes, who survives him. Of their seven children, five survive, one child dying in infancy. Their daughter, Mrs. Addie Zimmer, of Westfield, died last December, while visiting her parents. The funeral was held Thursday at the Baptist church, Rev. R. M. Cloud, of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Jerome Frank, Emmet Avery, Albert Avery, Claude Marvin, Leroy Sweet and Bert Zimmer, sons-in-law of the deceased.
KIMBALL Grace Cummings
Wellsboro Agitator - April 2, 1925
Mrs. Grace Kimball Cummings, wife of Milton Cummings, aged 45 years, died last Wednesday at Holiday. She was born at Mitchell Creek, December 31, 1879, daughter of William and Sarah Dunham Kimball and was a resident of this county all her life. On Dec. 24, 1900, she was married to Milton Cummings, who survives her. She is also survived by her father and two brothers, Jesse, of Painted Post, and Frank, of Lambs Creek. Mrs. Cummings was a member of the Methodist church of this; place, and also of the W. C. T. U. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p. m., in the M. E. church, Rev. C. W. Blount officiating; burial at Holiday.
KIMBALL – Mr. Harry B. Kimball, aged 24, son of ex County Commissioner and Mrs. William Kimball, died Saturday morning of consumption at the home of his parents at Hammond. The deceased was born January 5, 1882, at Tioga. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Odd Fellows fraternity and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Kimball had been in poor health for some time. About a year ago he was a patient at Forest Lawn Sanitarium in Wellsboro, but left about September 1st for New Mexico. Receiving no benefit from the change of climate he returned home about four weeks ago. He was for a time in the employ of the Elk Tanning Company holding various positions of trust and was a capable, honest and conscientious young man. His untimely death is mourned by his many friends. The deceased is survived by his parents, two brothers and one sister: Mr. Jesse Kimball, Mrs. Milton Cummings, of Tioga, and Frank Kimball, at home. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Bishop, of Tioga, officiating, burial at Holiday under IOOF auspices. – Wellsboro Agitator, 30 May 1906
KNAPP FRED J
Wellsboro Gazette – December 31, 1964
Fred J. Knapp, retired Elmira Reformatory employee, died Friday, Christmas Day at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. He was 86 years old. He had worked at the Reformatory for 48 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Kuhl Funeral Home on Monday by the Rev. Gordon Abrams, with burial in Holiday Cemetery, Crooked Creek. Mr. Knapp was born in Mansfield, Pa., July 15, 1878, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Knapp. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; a son Wilbur, of Elmira; a step-daughter, Mrs. George B. Butler of Wellsboro RD 2, a step-son, Milford Paris, Tioga, two sisters, Mrs. Leda D. Shaw, Mansfield and Mrs. Isola Harer of Montgomery, Pa., four brothers, Ernest, Irving and Delos of Rochester; Robert of Blossburg, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
LAWTON William A. Lawton
71, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. He was born on Dec. 9, 1939, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Emery and Pauline (Wilson) Lawton. He was married to the late Connie I. (Winters) Lawton. Bill was retired from the former North Penn Gas Company where he had worked for over 35 years. He was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church, a life member of the Middlebury Fire Department where he has served as a trustee, past president and past fire chief, member of the Tioga Firemen's Ambulance Association and a past member of the Wellsboro Fire Department and Ambulance Association. He was one of the first E.M.T.'s in Tioga County. Mr. Lawton is survived by four sons, William Lawton of Covington, James (Tony) Lawton of South Hampton, Douglas Lawton of Cleveland, Ala., Lance Lawton of Wellsboro; daughter, Annita Lawton of Wellsboro, step-children, Robbie Bellinger of Wellsboro, Sherry Keltz of Erin, N.Y., Travis Bellinger of Wellsboro, David Wright of Wellsboro; brothers, George Lawton of Hartsell, Ala., Jonathan Lawton of Wellsboro, Jessy Lawton of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Sean Wright, Jerred Keltz, Christian Bellinger, Nicole Keltz, Lacey Watson, Sara Jo Wright, Lanee Watson, Layton Wright; great- granddaughter, Jozie Fuller. Friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral Services will follow at 8 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. Wellsboro Gazette – September 19, 2011
LEWIS - Alta M. Plumley, 81, of RD#2, Wellsboro died Saturday, December 24, 1977 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born February 6, 1896 in Middlebury Township, a daughter of Erwin and Nettie Holiday Lewis. Mrs. Plumley was the widow of Milton Plumley and a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Holiday. Surviving are: one sister, Mrs. Rupert [Eva] Borden of RD#2, Wellsboro and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, 1977 at 1 p.m. with The Reverend John J. Dromazos officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1977
LEWIS FERRAND W.
Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 1970
Ferrand W. Lewis, 55, of Crooked Creek died Wednesday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born May 29, 1914, in Charleston Township, the son of Wade and Pearl Compton Lewis. He was a mechanic at Dillman’s farm machinery sales here. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Dean Lewis of Crooked Creek; two sons, Dean Lewis of Tioga and Ralph of Crooked Creek; seven daughters, Mrs. Hazel Atkinson, Mrs. Anna Rose, Mrs. Shirley Rose, Mrs. Norma Heck and Mrs. Hilda Patterson, all of Tioga; Mrs. Jane Hilfiger of Covington and Mrs. Phyllis Hilfiger of Gillette; his mother, of Crooked Creek; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Clark of Wellsboro; 26 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. G. Faye Crossman officiating. Burial was Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.
LOCEY Reva L. Smith, 88, of Middlebury Center, died at the home of her daughter, September 10, 2013. She was the wife of Arthur E. Smith who preceded her in death, May 04, 2008. Reva was born in Charleston Twp., the daughter of the late Ira J. Locey and Vera Ripley Locey Keck. Reva graduated from Wellsboro High School. She was formerly employed by Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro and C.H. Dillman & Sons, Wellsboro as a secretary and bookkeeper. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family. Reva was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church for over 55 years. Serving as soloist, choir member, Supt. and Sunday school teacher and President of ABW for most of those years. She was also committee member for relocation projects and later addition to the Church. Reva was active in Elnora Rebehak Lodge #28, Keeneyville for 34 years, served as Past Noble Grand Secretary for 26 years, Recipient of Decoration of Chivalry, District Deputy President for 3 years, Dist. 19. LOA Club secretary, Past Dist. Deputy President. She was the treasurer of Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA. Her hobby of oil painting, she shared with her family and friends. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Loris K. and Margaret Smith, Elmira Heights, NY, Terry L. and Delores Smith, Muncy, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda K. and Richard Hastings, Nancy L. and Thomas Reese and Candi F. and William Stager, all of Wellsboro, PA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; sister, Effie Potter, Westfield, PA. Reva was preceded in death by her brothers, Lyle Locey and Loris Locey and a sister, Hortense (Peg) Gee. Friends and family are invited to Reva's Life Celebration on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6-8 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral, Saturday September 14, 2013 11:00 AM, at Middlebury Baptist Church, with the Pastor Calvin Cutting and Pastor Todd Witmer, officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Reva's name to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Middlebury Baptist Church, 46 Parliff Lane, Middlebury Center, PA 16935. Star Gazette – September 11, 2013
LOVELESS HELEN R. BROWN
Helen R. Loveless Age 98, formerly of RD #2, Wellsboro, died on October 1, 2006 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late James A. Brown, whom she married on April 28, 1929. Helen was born in Tioga Twp. on October 1, 1908, the daughter of Mark Loveless and Bessie Wetmore Loveless. A retired schoolteacher, Helen taught for 22 years. She taught in the Genesee, PA, Tioga, PA and Wellsboro, PA, school districts. Helen was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church in Holiday, PA. She was also a Past Worthy Matron and Member of the Tioga Chapter #160 O. E. S. Tioga, PA, and Former District Deputy Grand Matron. Surviving are her two sons, James A. (Jack) and wife, Virginia Brown of Huntersville, NC, and Thomas R. and wife, Linda Brown of Newfield, NY; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two nephews and one niece. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Jerald R. Brown; and two sisters, Harriet Briggs and Frieda Miller. A viewing will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Middlebury Baptist Church, Holiday, PA, with a service to celebrate Helen's life to follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Pastor Alex Perednia of Middlebury Baptist Church will officiate. Burial in Fairview Cemetery will follow. Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, a life celebration home, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Helen's name may do so to the Middlebury Baptist Church in Holiday, PA 16935.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 16, 1925
Crookedcreek, June 14 – The remains of Samuel Maxwell, husband of the late Addie Holiday, were brought here Wednesday from Penn Yan. The funeral was held at the C.M.A. church, Walter Baker officiating; burial in the Holiday cemetery.
MAXWELL SAMUEL S.
Wellsboro Gazette – June 17, 1926
--Samuel S. Maxwell, aged 74 years, died last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William MacKay, of Penn Yan. Mr. Maxwell was born in Charleston township, and lived in the early years of his life in and near Wellsboro, where he is well known. He is survived by the following three daughters: Mrs. MacKay, Mrs. Charles A. Plaisted, of Utica, and Mrs. Howard Patchen, of Jersey Shore. On Thursday the remains were brought to the Holiday church where funeral services were held; burial in the Holiday cemetery.
MILLER T. West
85, of Hills Creek Rd., Wellsboro, PA, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at his home. He was born December 24, 1923 in Middlebury Center. He was the son of Thurman and Kate West Miller. West was an independent trucker in his earlier years and later retired from Ingersoll Rand with over 30 years of service. West is survived by daughters, Darlene (Robert) Shuey of Middlebury Center, Dianne (John) Reese of Camp Hill; and sons, Dale (Melanie) of Wellsboro, Dennis (Mary) of Williamsport, David of Clinton, MS; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his special friend and traveling companion, Blanche Owlett. He was preceded in death by wife of 62 years, Mildred Wagner Miller, in 2006; and by three sisters, Margaret Miller, Betty Simons and Grace Davey. West was a visionary for alternative energy sources. The hybrid car he drove was his pride and joy. The Armenia Windmill Project was a particular fascination for him and he spent many hours observing the progress there. He built solar heating panels for his home and was currently assembling information, parts and supplies to construct an electric car. He will be missed by his family and friends. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to The Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. The family will be receiving friends and neighbors Friday, November 20th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. The funeral will be held at Tussey-Mosher's at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holliday, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on November 19, 2009
MITCHELL AGNES E.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA---Wesdnesday, May 10, 1911
Mrs Agnes Mitchell White, wife of A. L. White, died at her home at Crookedcreek last week, Monday, aged 59 years. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs Leroy Westbrook and one son, Bert White. She also leaves one brother and 4 sisters--Edsell Mitchell, Mrs Howard Beckwith of Crookedcreek; Mrs Hobert West of Middlebury; Mrs P. E. Jackson of Wellsboro and Mrs Samuel Hayes of Camden, Georgia. ..... Funeral services held Wednesday and burial in Fairview Cemetery.
MITCHELL AVA I.
Wellsboro Gazette – March 24, 1966
Mrs. B. Bernhardt – Mrs. Ava I. Bernhardt, 74, of Crooked Creek died Sunday at White’s Convalescent Home in Wellsboro. She was the widow of Ballentine Bernhardt. She was born November 3, 1891 in Crooked Creek, the daughter of Walter and Helen Mitchell. She was a member of the Crooked Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Winters, of Crooked Creek; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Jack Minear officiated. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.
MITCHELL EDSELL SAMUEL
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, January 18, 1922
Crooked Creek, January 16--Edsell Mitchell, aged 73 years, died suddenly at his home on Hillscreek on Jan. 14 of heart disease. He was born at Hillscreek, May 18, 1848, a son of Alonzo and Elizabeth Mitchell. On July 4, 1871, he married Sarah Niles and to them 6 children were born, five of whom survive--Ed, Mrs Eva Franklin and K D Mitchell, of Elmira; Mrs Rose Francis of Wellsboro and Merle of Middlebury. Their daughtr, May is deceased. He is also survived by 3 sisters---Mrs Margaret West, of Middlebury; Mrs S. I. Hayes and Mrs Howard Beckwith both of Holiday. Mr Mitchell had always resided in this locality, except for a short residence in Bradford County and in NY City .... The funeral will be held Jan. 17 and burial in Fairview Cemetery.
MITCHELL, Edgar A. – Former Tioga County Man Died at Montgomery – Crookedcreek, April 7 – E.A. Mitchell, aged 66 years, of Montgomery, died Saturday morning. He was born near Holiday, where he attended the public schools and grew to manhood, afterward learning the cabinet maker’s trade. He was later employed at Watsontown, removing to Montgomery, and for the past 16 years had been a valued employee of the Pennsylvania. His wife and three children survive him – Bruce, who is serving in France with the Canadian forces; Wallace, who has fought with the British forces for the past four years and has won the distinguished service medal, and by a daughter, Mrs. Florence Bryson, of Milton. He was a deacon in the Baptist church, a faithful member and always took a strong stand for the right on all moral questions. His grandfather bore the unique distinction of being the first white male child born in Tioga county and his playmates were the Indians who lived in the locality. Funeral services were held in Montgomery Tuesday morning, after which the body was brought back here for interment. The services were in charge of Rev. J.M. Paterson, who with other friends accompanied the body to its final resting place. Wellsboro Agitator, 9 April 1919.
MITCHELL MARGARET ANN
Wellsboro Gazette – July 28, 1927
Niles Valley, July 27 – Mrs. Margaret Ann West, wife of H. P. West, aged 73 years, died Saturday, after a prolonged illness of several weeks, at her late home in Middlebury. Mrs. West was born in Crooked Creek, Dec. 31, 1853, a daughter of Elizabeth and Alonzo Mitchell West. Alonzo Mitchell was one of the earliest residents of Crooked Creek and his children were all life-long residents of this vicinity. “Aunt Mag” as she was known and beloved by all who knew her was the last member of the Mitchell family. Mrs. West is survived by her husband, Hobart P. West; one son, Milton G. West, of Corning; one daughter, Mrs. T. C. Miller, of Middlebury, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M. J. Hill, of North Towanda, a nephew of the deceased, officiaiting; interment in the Holiday cemetery.
MITCHELL NELLIE ETHEL
Wellsboro Agitator – December 12, 1963
Mrs. Carl B. Borden – Mrs. Nellie Ethel Borden, 83, of Crooked Creek, RD 1, died Monday in Blossburg State Hospital. She was born December 25, 1879 in Middlebury Twp, the daughter of Walter and Helen White Mitchell, and was married to Carl B. Borden. In addition to her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ava Bernhardt of Crooked Creed RD 1, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holiday Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, the Rev. Henry Powell, officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.
MITCHELL WILLIAM A.
Wellsboro Gazette - Dec. 19, 1917
William A. Mitchell, eldest living son of Edsell and Nancy Ottison Mitchell, died Monday, Dec. 10. He was born July 29, 1837, on the farm where he died, making him 80 years, 4 months and 11 days of age. Mr. Mitchell has lived his entire lifetime at Crookedcreek, excepting five years when he operated a grist mill at Tioga. He was twice married, first in 1861 to Helen R. Leete, a daughter of Thomas Leete. To them were born three children, Cora C., who died in childhood; Winfield of Wellsboro, and William E. of Tioga, both living. His wife died Feb. 3, 1886. On Sept. 20, 1887 he married Anna Prutsman, a daughter of Jacob Prutsman, of Middlebury. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the First Baptist church for more than 50 years. Edsell Mitchell, his father, was born at Mitchell Creek, Tioga Township, August 27, 1793. He was the first white childborn in this county. Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church of Holiday, Wednesday; burial in Fairview cemetery. Rev. Mr. Vivin officiating.
MOORE Alice A
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wednesday, December 14, 1927
Crookedcreek, Dec 12 - Mrs. Alice Moore White was born in Jackson township Feb 2, 1847 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Beers, Dec. 10, 1927. She was married to Milford G. White, April 17, 1864; to this union was born three children, Cora, wife of Dr. J. L. Beers, Harry W. deceased and Frye Chappell of this place. She is also survived by the following grandchildren Milford and Harry Chappell and Mrs. Evelyn Crane Troy, Pa., and Mrs. George Beard of Crookedcreek and three great grandchildren. She united with the Free Baptist church, in 1889 and was a member at the time of her death. She was the last of a family of 6 children. She was a kind and thoughtful mother, always caring for her children and home. A kind and loving neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. George Beers, Elmira; M. Metz and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Manley Crane, Milford and
Harry Chappell of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Pettigreu; Mr. and Mrs. ? Goodwin and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Rae Root of Charleston; Mrs. Cryne Fisher, Mrs. Bert Francis and Mrs. Helen Bryant of Wellsboro.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 21, 1923
Crookedcreek, Nov. 19 – This community was shocked when William Moore, a resident of this place for many years, committed suicide Thursday afternoon by shooting himself at the home of his niece, Mrs. Faye Chappel, with whom he had made his home for over 14 years. He was born Dec. 28, 1841, at Jackson Summit. He served in the civil war under three different enlistments as follows: Private Co. A, 1st Battalion, Pa. Infantry; Co. A 194th Pa. Regiment and C. A. 194th N. Y. Infantry. He was honorably discharged each time, the last discharge being on May 3, 1865, at Elmira. He married Delphine Webster, who died about 15 years ago. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Hayes, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Alice White, of this place; two nieces and two nephews, besides other relatives and many friends. He will be remembered as a good citizen and a good soldier. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 o’clock at the C.M.A. church, both pastors, Rev. William Edmunds and Rev. R. A. Fargo, officiating; interment in Fairview cemetery.
MURPHY - Leo Oliver Murphy, 51, of Tioga, died Friday October 8, 1954. He was employed at the Ingersoll Rand plane in Painted Post and a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Tioga. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Dailey Murphy; son, Francis, at home; daughter, Mrs. ---------- Evans, and grandson, Thomas Evans of Tioga. The rosary was recited at the family home. After service there Tuesday followed Requiem High Mass in St. Mary's Church Tioga, with the Rev. M.A. Roche officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Crooked Creek. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1954
NILES NEIL AUGUSTUS
Williamsport Sun Gazette – April 30, 1966
Wellsboro – Neil Augustus Niles, Middlebury Center, died Friday, April 29, 1966, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital here. He was 72. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Johnson and Tussey’s, 129 Main Street. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.
NILES SARAH JANE
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, February 3, 1938
Mrs Sarah Jane Mitchell, 80, widow of Edsel Mitchell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Bert Francis, Sunday. Mrs Mitchell had lived most of her life in Holiday. Her survivors include 3 sons: E N Mitchell, Merle Mitchell and Darrow Mitchell, all of Elmira; 2 daughters: Mrs George Franklin of Chemung and Mrs Francis and a brother, Lewis Niles of Holiday. Funeral held yesterday and burial in Holiday Cemetery.
PACKER JUNE G. WHITNEY
June G. 83, of Mansfield, PA, died January 4, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Glenda. She was born September 2, 1923 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Leah Clark Packer. June was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Gordon of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Glenda Smith of Wellsboro, PA; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Jared Whitney, both of Mansfield, PA; and a great-granddaughter, Alexxis Whitney. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1995; a son, Gary in 1998; and a sister, Jean Clark. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday, 7-9 p.m. and Monday, 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robin Baer officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holliday, PA.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 21, 1898
The sad death of Fred Peters, occurred on the 11th instant at the residence of his father-in-law, William Copley, after a run of six weeks of typhoid fever. The funeral was held in the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Warren officiating. The interment was in the Holiday cemetery. Mr. Peters was about twenty years of age. He leaves a young wife, a mother, four brothers and two sisters to mourn his departure. They have the sincere sympathy of the community.
1893, 1 Nov Peters, James d. Crooked Creek "last Sat.", age about 50, heart ailment, funeral at Holidaytown, left "several" children.
PHELPS Bernard P. "Barney" Phelps
Bernard P. “Barney” PHELPS, 67, of Mills, PA, died Monday, May 14, 2012 in his home. Born January 29, 1945, in Nelson, PA, he was the son of Woodrow and Beatrice Stratton Phelps. A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1967-- 1970. On March 8, 1969, in North Bingham, PA, he married the former Judith Truax, who survives. A graduate of El Paso Community College, he was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY, Eberle Tannery in Westfield, Corning Glass Company, and CNG Transmission Corp. He was a member of the Knoxville VFW. Surviving besides his wife, Judy, are: a daughter, Dawn (Timothy) Lewis of Harrison Valley; two sons, Paul (Loni) Phelps of Whitesville, NY and Matt (Izabella) Phelps of Coudersport, PA; five grandchildren; two brothers, Victor (Charlene) Phelps of Wellsboro, PA and Gerald (Linda) Phelps of Tioga, PA; a sister, Jonnie Jones of Nelson, PA; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Locke. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holliday, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice or Heart of Cole, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. Solomon’s Words to the Wise – May 16, 2012
EDWIN G. PLUMLEY
Edwin G. Plumley, 71 years old of 58 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born November 5, 1900 in Shippen Township, Pa., and was the son of Daniel and Jeanette Dart Plumley. He attended the Charleston Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the S and S Hospital. He is survived by wife, Doro¬thy Wilbur Plumley of Wells¬boro; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Carpenter of Wellsboro and Mrs. Audrey Gerow of RD 3; one son, Robert Plumley of Coudersport; one brother, Milton of Crooked Creek, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Aurila Lynn of RD 3, Wellsboro, 7 grand-children and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2:00 p.m. from the Charleston Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Brasser and Rev. Walter Caldwell officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery at Holiday, Pa.
PLUMLEY, Edwin G. Age 71, of 59 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. Tuesday, May 30, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Charleston Baptist Church, the Rev. Richard Brasser, and Rev. Walter Caldwell. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. Survived by wife, Dorothy Wilbur Plumley of Wellsboro; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Carpenter of Wellsboro, Mrs. Audrey Gerow of RD 3 Wellsboro; son, Robert Plumley of Coudersport, Pa.; brother, Milton Plumley of Crooked Creek; sister, Mary Aurilla Lynn of RD 3, Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He attended Charleston Baptist Church; retired employee of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.
Wellsboro Gazette – April 1, 1926
Crooked Creek, March 31 – Mrs. Alice Potter Brown died at an early hour Friday morning at the home of her son, Ross Brown. She had been ill for several weeks, but was thought to be improving, her death was due to heart disease. She was the youngest daughter of Henry H and Melinda Stevens Potter and was born in Middlebury September 23, 1850. She was married to Poleman Brown Sept. 24, 1872, who died several years ago. To them were born six children – Roy, who died at the age of five years; Mrs. Will Close, of Nelson; C J Brown, Ross Brown, of Holiday, Earl Brown, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Henry Bolton, deceased. She leaves to mourn her departure the children above mentioned, thirteen grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Potter, of Syracuse. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fargo officiating, interment in Fairview cemetery.
PRUTSMAN ELIZABETH “BETSEY”
Wellsboro Agitator - March 27, 1883
Mrs. Westbrook, who died in Middlebury recently, was the second daughter, of Jacob Prutsman, Sr., one of the pioneer settlers of this county, and had lived over fifty years on the farm where she died. Her husband was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in 1863. Mrs. Westbrook was one of those women whom the wise king so well described - "She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed."
REDDINGTON LORENCY WHITE
Wellsboro Agitator – August 27, 1902
Crookedcreek, Aug. 26 – Mrs. Lorency White, aged 88, died on the 18th instant at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hymes. Her funeral was held last Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial in Fairview cemetery. The deceased is survived by one other sister besides Mrs. Hymes.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 2, 1910
Crookedcreek, Feb. 26 – Mrs. Mary Hymes died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. M. Archer, at Crookedcreek, on Saturday, aged about 86 years. Her maiden name was Mary Reddington and she was born in Ulster, Bradford county, on August 12, 1824, and with her parents came to Tioga county at the age of 8 years, where she had since resided. She was married to George W. Hymes, now deceased, on Sept. 9, 1840. Several children were born to them, three of whom are living – Mrs. Lorain Westbrook, of Orillen, Canada; Mrs. Amelia Croft, of Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. T. M. Archer, of Crookedcreek. She was a consistent Christian woman and will be greatly missed in the community in which she resided.
Wellsboro Gazette – January 7, 1937
Holiday – Mrs. Ellen Root Holiday, 90, died Jan. 5 at her home in Crooked Creek. Born in Lawrenceville, Sept. 4, 1860, she was the daughter of Isaiah T. and Saphronia Padgett Root and the last surviving member of her family. She was married July 3, 1866 (?) to Porter Holiday, who died January 31, 1929. Mr. and Mrs. Holiday began keeping house on Hills Creek. Mrs. Holiday lived in this vicinity over 50 years and was a member of the Baptist church for several years. Mrs. Holiday had one son, George, deceased, and, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Lewis, of Crooked Creek. Three grandchildren, Wade Lewis, Mrs. Alta Lewis and Mrs. Rupert Borden, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday at the home and at 2 o’clock at the Baptist church, Rev. Orey E. Crippen officiating; burial in the Holiday cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, January 14, 1937
Crooked Creek--Relatives from Addison, Elmira, Smithfield, Mansfield, Wellsboro, Corning Stokesdale and Pine City attended the funeral of Mrs. Ellen Holiday last Friday.
ROOT GEORGE W.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 20, 1927
George W. Root, of Crookedcreek, died suddenly last Thursday afternoon, April 14, on the state road between Mansfield and Elmira, where he was working. He was born at Tioga, December 28, 1858, and spent nearly all his life in Middlebury township. He was married October 18, 1884, to Susie Goodwin, who died October 28, 1913. He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance church. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Fred Root and Mrs. Albert Root, and Mrs. Wallace Button, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Fred Monroe and Mrs. Joseph O’Neill, of Elmira; three sons, Charles and Rae, of Wellsboro, and Earl of Coopers, N.Y.; 29 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Bertha Thrall, of Crookedcreek, and a half-brother, Harry Root, of Corning. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home of H. P. and George Holiday, at Crookedcreek and at the Christian Missionary Alliance church, Rev. Mr. Sepley officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Mathewson, pastor of the Crookedcreek Baptist church; interment in Fairview cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette – November 5, 1964
Mrs. Norris B. Burtch – Mrs. Zula R. Burtch, 58, of Crooked Creek, died Wednesday, October 28, 1964 in Wellsboro Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born October 4, 1906 in Tioga County, the daughter of Hugh and Eva Webster Rowley, and was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at Middlebury. Surviving besides her husband, Norris B. Burtch, are three sons, Robert J. Merrick of Crooked Creek, Richard I. Merrick of Middlebury Center, and Harry Budd Pifer, with the U.S. Navy in Honolulu; one brother, Ivan Aldridge, of Long Island; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Fargo, of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Irene Ellis of Johnson City, N.Y., 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at the C & MA Church in Holiday, the Rev. Gerald F. MacKinnon officiating. Burial was in Holiday Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 1, 1940
Ronald Sample, son of Richard and Edna Baker Sample, of Corning, died at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27, after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He was born in Corning, Dec. 16, 1939. Besides his parents, he leaves three brothers, Richard, Jr., Edward and Reginald and one sister, Bonnie Lou, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sample, and Edward Baker, all of Corning; several aunts, uncles and cousins; burial in the Holiday cemetery.
SAWYER - Richard E. Sawyer, 72, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, March 29, 2010. He was born on Nov. 26, 1937, in Hornell, N.Y., a son of the late Kenneth and Helen Payne Sawyer. He was the husband of Beryl A. (Wilbur) Sawyer. Richard was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church and the Wellsboro Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Beryl; four sons, Richard Sawyer of Richmond, Va., Michael Sawyer of Georgetown, Texas, Tom and Yan Xiao Sawyer of Tampa, Fla., Terry and Amy Sawyer of Harrison Valley; two daughters, Lisa and William Starkweather of Wellsboro, Tammy and Gregory Casher of Wellsboro; five stepchildren; two brothers; four sisters; 31 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Douglas Sawyer and two step children. Friends may call on Thursday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc, Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at the Middlebury Baptist Church with the Rev. Alex Perednia officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Baptist Church. - Wellsboro Gazette, March.31.2010
SHAW HAROLD D
Wellsboro Gazette – November 30, 1977
Harold D. Shaw, 79, of Middlebury Center, died Wednesday, November 23, 1977 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 10, 1898, in Middlebury Twp, he was a son of Delos and Zula Webster Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Univdersity with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in metallurgy. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse plant in Columbus, Ohio, where he designed electrical temperature controls for domestic refrigerators. Mr. Shaw was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Orient Lodge 590 F & A M, Wilkinsburg, and the Morningstar Royal Arch Masons, Springfield, Mass. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruby Hughes, a daughter, Mrs. Helen E. Avery, of Kent, Ohio, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the church, Pearl Street. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Crooked Creek. The Rev. William F. Murphy, his pastor, officiated.
SHERMAN Ricky W. Sherman
51, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born June 16, 1960, in Blossburg, the son of Myron and Helen Housel Sherman. Rick had been employed by the Wellsboro Super Duper and was an avid hunter. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former, Alta Smith; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ricky A. and Missy Sherman of Lindley, N.Y., Brian Sherman of Lawrenceville; five grandchildren, Cody, Haley, Adam, Hunter, and Skyler; his mother-in-law, Beverly Smith of Lawrenceville; his sisters, Bonnie Conner of Elkland, Penny VanOrder of Panama City, Fla., half-sisters, Crystal Smith of Wellsboro, Cindy Champaign in Florida; half-brothers, Michael Sherman of Bradford and Jimmy Sherman of Wellsboro. He was predeceased by a brother, Jeffrey Sherman and a sister, Deborah Emmick. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. Wellsboro Gazette – October 27, 2011
SMITH Arthur E.
Age 88, of 39 Locust Lane, Middlebury Center, PA, died June 4, 2008 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of Reva Locey Smith, whom he married August 24, 1944. Art was born September 30, 1919 in Millerton, PA, the son of the late Milton and Elizabeth Ferguson Smith. He retired as PostMaster for the U.S. Postal Service in 1986, and prior to that he was a mechanic and shop foreman for C.H. Dillman and Sons. He was active in the work of the Middlebury Baptist Church, a 65 year member of the American Legion and active in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 46, for 35 years, where he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, having served in the Army during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Reva; sons, Loris Smith (Margaret), Elmira Heights, NY, and Terry Smith (Delores), Muncy, PA; daughters, Linda (Richard) Hastings, Wellsboro, PA, Nancy (Thomas W.) Reese, Wellsboro, PA, and Candi (Bill) Stager, Wellsboro, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Arthur's Life Celebration on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 7, 2008, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, with Rev. Alex Perednia officiating. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury, PA. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Middlebury Baptist Church, Middlebury Center, PA 16935. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/5/2008.
SPENCER - BROWN
Carol A. Age 64, of Campbell, diedon Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. She was born on June 24, 1940 in Canton, PA, the daughter of the late Willard and Martha Barrow Spencer. She married Jerald R. Brown on October 8, 1966 in Canton, PA. He predeceased her on January 23, 2001. Carol was a member of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post where she was the organist for over 35 years. She retired from Corning Children's Center in 1996, a member of the Campbell Lions Club and the Sugar and Spice Senior Singers at the Corning Center. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Babette and Alex Perednia of Holliday, PA, and Betsy and Chris Landers of Hebron, CT; son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Melinda Brown of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren, Christopher, Cassandra, and CeJaelyn Perednia, and Morgan and Charles Brown, and Boden Landers; sister, Mary Alice Spencer of Troy, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Gerri Spencer of Shavertown, PA, and Erwin and Dianne Spencer of Roaring Branch, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Friday, May 20, 2005, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Painted Post. Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Holliday, PA. Those wishing may make donations to the Campbell Lions Club.
STEBBINS ZELIMA Z
Wellsboro Agitator – January 19, 1916
Crookedcreek, Jan. 17 – Mrs. Zelima Z. Mitchell, aged 86 years, was born in Eaton, Madison county, N.Y., March 11, 1829, and died Jan. 12, 1916. She was the daughter of Orrin and Lydia Stebbins; was baptized and joined the Baptist church at the age of fourteen. She was married to Thomas E. Mitchell Feb. 13, 1848. To them were born five children, two daughters and three sons. The three sons survive her – Edgar A. Mitchell, of Montgomery; Jefferson and Walter,
of this place, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a faithful member of the Crookedcreek Union Sunday School as long as she was able to attend. She led a devoted Christian life. The funeral was held in the Alliance church Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. E. Neubauer officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery. The family wishes to extend thanks to the brother and sister who so kindly cared for the departed one in her declining years, also the friends and neighbors who assisted in her burial.
Wellsboro Gazette – December 22, 1932
Harriet S. Wagner Dies at Crooked Creek
Crooked Creek, Dec. 21 – Harriet Stevens Wagner, daughter of Martin and Elnora Rutty Stevens was born July 4, 1864 and died at her home on Hills Creek, Dec. 11, 1932. She was united in marriage to Frederick Wagner, April 28, 1901. Mrs. Wagner is survived by her husband, and several cousins. She was a good neighbor and will be missed in the community. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church last Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Orrey Crippen officiating; interment in the Fairview cemetery.
STEVENS SARAH “SALLY” GALE
Wellsboro Agitator Nov. 27, 1883
Died on Wed. Nov 14th 1883 Sally G., widow of Dean Dutton at her home in Tioga, PA., in her 80th yr. She was born in VT, Jan 23rd 1804, and in 1820 came with her father Martin Stevens, and family to Tioga Co., where she has since resided continuously. In 1827, Aug. 15th, she was married and 2 years after, with her husband, settled in Tioga Twp, on the farm where she died. The funeral service was held at her late residence on Fri. and Rev. E. Bailey of Mansfield officiated. Burial was in the East Middlebury cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 14, 1933
Crookedcreek, June 13 – Mrs. Emeline Stratton Morrisman, aged 77 years, widow of Joseph Morrisman, died at the Blossburg hospital May 29, after a short illness, following an operation for gall stones. She was married to Joseph Morrisman Nov. 14, 1875. The first few years of her married life were spent at Stonyfork. Later she moved to the farm on the North Road from Crookedcreek, where she had since resided. She united with the C. & M. A. church of Crookedcreek years ago. She was a good neighbor and always ready to lend a helping hand. She is survived by one brother, Ed Stratton, of North Road, one niece and several nephews, a foster daughter, Mrs. Carrie Gilbert, of Painted Post. The funeral was held at the C. & M. A. church at Crookedcreek, Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery.
Sadie Stratton, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stratton, of Centerville, N.Y., was almost instantly killed when she was knocked down and run over by a car owned and driven by Roy B. Lapp, of Reynolds avenue, Corning, a mechanical engineer employed at the Ingersoll-Rand plant at Painted Post. The little girl lived only a few minutes after the accident. Both collar bones were broken and the first and second ribs on the right side were broken, one of them puncturing the lung. One wheel on the right side of the car ran over her body. She was carried to her home by Mr. Watkins who lives nearby. After the accident the little girl crept to the curbing. Mr. Stratton, the child’s father, is a machinist employed at the Corning Glass Works. He knew nothing of the accident until informed by telephone. Mrs. Stratton will be remembered as Miss Frances McCallum, of Farmington, Pa. Besides her parents, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Bernice, Edgar, Ida, Cecil, Kenneth and William Jr., all at home; her grandparents and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at Stimpson’s undertaking parlors on West Pulteney street, Corning, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m., also at the Holiday Baptist Church Monday at 1 p.m.; interment in the Holiday, Pa. cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919.
STRATTON WILLIAM E.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 7, 1939
William Edgar Stratton, formerly of Corning, died suddenly Saturday at Tioga where he had resided for the past six years. Born at Holiday 52 years ago, Mr. Stratton was a machinist with the Corning Glass Works for about 20 years, making his home in Riverside. Six years ago he returned to the scene of his boyhood to reside. At the age of 19 he married Frances McCallum of Nelson. To them were born seven sons and three daughters, Charles, Edgar, Kenneth, William, Jr., Maynard, Carl, Mrs. James Bernard Hanrahan, of Corning; Cecil of Presho; Mrs. Richard Phelps, of Tioga; and Beatrice at home. Mr. Stratton also leaves three brothers, Milford and Bernard, of Westfield, and Ernest, of Binghamton; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Cummings, of Tioga, and Mrs. August Carstein, of San Antonio, Texas. The funeral was held yesterday at the Holiday church; burial in the Holiday cemetery.
SUTLEY GRANT E.
Wellsboro Gazette – September 30, 1965
Grant Elliott Sutley, 52, of Middlebury Center, RD 1, died Saturday, following a lingering illness. He was born November 13, 1912 in Althon, the son of John and Hazel Kennedy Sutley, and was a member of Shortsville Baptist Church and the local carpenter’s union. Surviving with his widow, Marion Cole Sutley, are three sons, Michael and Wayne of Middlebury Center RD 2, and Howard, at home; his mother, now of Roulette; one brother, Howard G. of Morris, and two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Luce of Lindley, N.Y., and Mrs. Maurice Lowe of Nelson. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, the Rev. Richard Shaw, officiating. Burial was in Holiday Cemetery.
MICHELLE R. SUTLEY
Michelle Rose Sutley, five-week old daughter of Howard and Martha Rouse Sutley, of Middlebury Center, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 1, 1972. She was born in Wellsboro on Feb. 25, 1972. Surviving in addition to her parents are grandmothers, Mrs. Dorothy Rouse, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Marian Ackerman, of Ithaca, NY. The funeral was held on Tuesday at Kuhl and Spink's, 126 Main Street. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor of the Keeneyville Methodist Church officiated.
WAGNER – Mildred (Midge) Miller, 84, of Wellsboro, went to her mansion in glory on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Midge was born June 8, 1921, the daughter of the late George and Florence Hotchkiss Wagner. She is survived by her husband of 61-plus years, T. West Miller; five children, Darlene (Robert) Shuey, Dianne (John) Reese, Dale (Melanie), Dennis (Mary), David; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard, Gerald, Lyle Wagner; two sisters, Kathryn Bertsche and Clara Hill. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Gordon, and Kenneth Wagner. Midge was a dedicated wife and mother. Her many acts of kindness, including homemade cinnamon rolls, have touched the lives of many. She was a long time member of Holliday Alliance Church where she taught Sunday School and served in other capacities. Among her favorite activities were gardening and mowing lawn. She also enjoyed doing various crafts. A celebration of Midge’s life was held Saturday, March 11 at the Holliday Alliance Church. Funeral service was held following calling hours with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating, accompanied by Rev. Eugene Charsky. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Holliday. Memorial gifts can be made to the Kate Miller Scholarship Fund, in care of Holliday Alliance Church, 33 Oakwood Drive, Middlebury Center, PA 16935. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. -The Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2006
WAGNER - MILLER
Mildred (Midge) Age 84, of Wellsboro, PA, went to her mansion in glory on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Midge was born June 8, 1921, the daughter of the late George and Florence Hotchkiss Wagner. She is survived by her husband of 61+ years, T. West Miller. Also surviving are her five children, Darlene Shuey (Robert), Dianne Reese (John), Dale (Melanie), Dennis (Mary) and David; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard, Gerald and Lyle Wagner; two sisters, Kathryn Bertsche and Clara Hill. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Gordon and Kenneth Wagner. Midge was a dedicated wife and mother. Her many acts of kindness, including homemade cinnamon rolls, have touched the lives of many. She was a lifelong member of Holliday Alliance Church where she taught Sunday school and served in other capacities. Among her favorite activities were gardening and mowing lawn. She also enjoyed doing various crafts. A celebration of Midge's life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Holliday Alliance Church. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating, accompanied by Rev. Eugene Charsky. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holliday. Memorial gifts can be made to the Kate Miller Scholarship Fund, c/o Holliday Alliance Church, 33 Oakwood Drive, Middlebury Center, PA 16935.
WEBSTER Vida Mae Compton
Vida Mae Compton died while at home surrounded by loving family, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. She was the wife of Theodore Robert Compton, who survives. Vida was born to Merle and Neva Webster on Jan. 14, 1929. She grew up in Wellsboro and graduated from Charleston High School. There she met the love of her life whom she married on July 24, 1947. Ted and Vida began married life on the family farm in Charleston Township. Over the years they welcomed six children into their family, Deborah Lyn (Ralph) Youmans, Denise Linette (Jerry) Gee, Deanna Lee (Joe) Powell, Theodore Brian (Natalie) Compton, Danelle Lana (Rex) Fuller, Thad Benjamin (Cyndi) Compton. Ted and Vida have 21 grandchildren, Jacki Powell, Jennifer Messmer, Brett, Chris, Jeremiah Gee and Bethanie Henry, Heather Doty, Cory Powell, Maegan McConnell, Nathan, Charles, Spencer and Elizabeth Compton, Tyrel and Shane Fuller, Jeremy and Justin Bedford, Isaiah, Elijah, Olivia and Julia Compton. They have 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren, who all survive. Vida always enjoyed teaching Sunday School and various other ministries at her church, The Holliday Christian and Missionary Alliance. Vida was a dedicated teacher of children, especially with Child Evangelism Fellowship. She was always overjoyed when one of the children she taught came to know Jesus Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She counted it a joy to pray daily for family, friends and those in need. Ted and Vida's door was always open and through the years their hospitality extended to many who stayed with them for months. Vida is survived by her brother, Paul W. Webster of Wellsboro and predeceased by her sister, Helen Brooks Robinson. Friends and family are invited to Vida's Life Celebration on Friday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. On Saturday, June 2, there will be visitation at 10 a.m., with service to follow at 11 a.m., at the Holliday CMA Church, Oakwood Drive, Holliday, with her Pastor, Erik Ferguson, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, Pa., 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – May 29, 2012
WELTON Josephine Lucille Welton Wagner
died January 6, 2012. She was born June 2, 1919 in Grove City, PA to Orville and Luella Mae Welton. She was predeceased by husband Gerald, brothers Robert and Wiley, and sister Thelma. She is survived by sons Roger (Doris) and Ronald; daughters Judith McMillian (Larry), Joann Weyhe (L. Bradley), Joyce Phillips (Paul), Jill Veron (Rodney), and Jan Ritchie (Tim); sister Della Mae Patterson; brother David Welton; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She spent her life partnering in ministry with her husband for more than 55 years. Her interests included gardening and needlework. She was an avid baseball fan. Friends and family are invited to the memorial service at 3:00 p.m. on January 22, 2012 in Dexter Baptist Church with Reverend James Truax, Pastor Paul Phillips, and Pastor Roger Wagner officiating. Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Middlebury Center, PA at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made to Dexter Baptist Church at 2332 Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Star Gazette – January 10, 2012
WELTON Josephine Lucille Welton Wagner
died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Friends and family are invited to the memorial service at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, in Dexter Baptist Church with the Rev. James Truax, Pastor Paul Phillips, and Pastor Roger Wagner officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 2012
WEST BERT D.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 13, 1927
Crookedcreek, Apr. 11 – Bert D. West, a lifelong resident of this place, died March 30, at Clermont, Florida. He had been in very poor health for about two years, but his death came unexpectedly from a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. West was born August 18, 1864, in Middlebury township, Tioga County PA., son of Adelbert and Frances Cummings West. In Feb 1894 he married Miss Rose Sutton. Mr. and Mrs. West resided during the whole of their married life on their farm near the Ridge Road. Mr. West was a very industrious and prosperous farmer. He was a member of the Holiday Baptist church, of Tioga Lodge F. & A. M. and of Tioga Grange. He is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. Ross Brown, of this place; Charles D. West, of Middlebury and Mrs. Oliver Hughes of Tioga, and four grandchildren; also by one half-sister, Mrs. Robert Wilbur, of this place and three half-brothers, Leon and Rufus, of this place, and Fred, of Breesport, N.Y. He had many friends and was well known throughout Tioga county. Mrs. West arrived by automobile from Florida Thursday evening. The funeral was held Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ross Brown and at the Baptist church, Rev. R. A. Fargo, pastor of the Charleston church assisted by Rev. Mr. Leonard Mathewson, pastor of the church here, officiating; interment in Fairview cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – July 21, 1955
Mrs. Loretta Wilbur, 79, Middlebury Center, died Sunday afternoon, July 17, 1955, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in Middlebury Township December 29, 1875, she was the daughter of Aledbert and Marian Warren West. She is survived by a son, Lawrence, of Middlebury Center; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Plumley, Wellsboro; a brother, Fred West, Horseheads, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Prayer services were Wednesday at the residence with further services at 2 p.m. in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church at Holliday. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holliday.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 27, 1923
Crookedcreek, June 26. – Marion West Goodwin, aged 76 years, died at 3 o’clock Monday morning at her home here, of heart disease. She was married to Calvin A. Goodwin May 12, 1867 and to them nine children were born – William, Albert and Susan, deceased; O. A. Goodwin, of Crookedcreek; James Goodwin, of Wellsboro; Charles Goodwin, of Middlebury; Mrs. Leon West, of Crookedcreek; Mrs. E. M. Peck, of Columbus, N.J.; Mrs. Arthur Hayes, of Corning, N.Y., who survive with 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; also one sister, Mrs. Emma Niles of Corning. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. She was a Christian woman and always liked to be in the Christian work when her health would permit. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Circle. Funeral services will be held from the C.M.A. church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. R. A. Fargo, officiating; interment in the Holiday cemetery.
WEST - MILLER, KATE Services for Kate (Mrs. Thurman) Miller, 95, of Troy were held Jan 27 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Holiday. Mrs. Miller died Jan. 25, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1888 in Middlebury Twp., daughter of Hobart and Margaret Mitchell West. Surviving are daughters, Grace Davey of Troy and Betty Simmons of Penn Yan, NY; son, T. West Miller of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a niece. (TGR Feb.2, 1984)
Kittie West Pease died at the Blossburg hospital, April 18, after an operation, aged 54 years. Mrs. Pease was born March 26, 1866. She was the daughter of Adelbert and Frances West. Besides her husband Frank E. Pease and son, Leo, of Coudersport, and daughter, Mrs. Zada Dunbar, of Wellsville, NY, she is survived by one brother, Bert West, of Farmington. Burial was at Holiday, Wednesday; Rev. Geo. G. Burroughs, of Harrison Valley officiating. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 28, 1920)
WEST KITTIE - MRS. FRANK PEASE
Wellsboro Agitator – April 28, 1920
News from Crookedcreek. Mrs. Frank Pease, of Potter county, was brought here last Wednesday and buried in Fairview cemetery.
WEST RUFUS B.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 18, 1946
Rufus B. West, aged 63 years, of Niles Valley, died Wednesday morning at the Blossburg Hospital, as a result of injuries on Dec. 9 when he fell from a building on which he was working. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nina Briggs West; daughter, Clara, of Elkland and Lorna, at home; sister, Mrs. Robert Wilbur of Crookedcreek; brother, Fred, of Horseheads. The funeral was held Friday at the Christian & Missionary Alliance church at Crookedcreek, Rev. John Jones officiating; burial in the Holiday cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 29, 1902
Russell, the three year old son of Bert West, died after a short illness Thursday night. The funeral was held there Sunday at 12 o’clock. Burial in the Fairview cemetery, Rev. Mr. Gardner officiating.
Wellsboro Gazette – January 31, 1902
The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert West died last Thursday. The funeral was held at the Free Will Baptist church on Sunday, Rev. Mr. Gardner, of Keeneyville, officiating. Burial in the Fairview cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, August 17, 1927
Abraham Westbrook died at his home in Middlebury township on Aug. 8, aged nearly 91 years. He was born October 18, 1836, and lived his entire life on the Westbrook farm, which belonged to his father, Solomon Westbrook. He is survived by one son, Leroy Westbrook, who lived with his father; by two granddaughters, Miss Mary Westbrook and Mrs Joseph Borden of Holiday and by two great-grandchildren, Gladys Borden and Joseph Borden, Jr. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon. Rev. Mr Sitley of the Holiday CMA Church officiated; interment in the Holiday Cemetery.
WESTBROOK JACOB HARVEY
Wellsboro Agitator – February 12, 1919
Jacob Harvey Westbrook was born Oct. 1, 1834, in Tioga township, Pa.. Near Holiday and in this vicinity he lived his worthy 86 years, passing into the Home Invisible January 22, 1919. Marrying Miss Angie Dutton on Oct, 12, 1859, he went to live on the Dutton estate near Hammond and here 39 years of happy wedded life were enjoyed with true prosperity ever beckoning on. Mr. Westbrook was a progressive farmer and thus succeeded in life. He was a self-made man, a true patriot, a strong character, clear in his thinking, and firm in his faith of the final victory of good over evil. His devotion to his ideals, his friendliness and hospitality drew many people to him, and he was never happier than when surrounded by them. Indeed the Westbrook home was a synonym for delightful intercourse or the best of social times possible. One entering that home now feels an influence and senses a history from its well-seasoned walls that is unique and full of peace and sweet blessing. In this home beautiful American characters have been born and reared –Elroy Dutton Westbrook, now for many years the head of Westbrook Business College, of Olean, N.Y., and formerly president of a similar institution in Mansfield; Walter R. Westbrook, at one time a business man in Mansfield, then going west to become a world worker, he passed on from Laurel, Montana, and then Anna E. Westbrook, well and favorably known as Mrs. George L. Strait. Such characters with their families make up the strong, reliable units of our civilization. Imagine what went on when the children and grandchildren came to the dear old ancestral Westbrook home for the good times that awaited them there. Grandfather Westbrook loved the children and as they came on he made chums of them. During his last years they regarded him tenderly, ready as he said, “to go when the Lord calls me”. He kept up wonderfully until the last week, when cerebral hemorrhage claimed his bodily functions. Over all that was mortal of the dear old man after the spirit had departed on Jan. 22, the last sad rites were held at the home on the 24th. Relatives, neighbors and friends gathered to listen to the funeral service performed by Rev. Emma E. Bailey, of Mansfield, at the request of the deceased. The body was tenderly carried to the Evergreen cemetery at Hammond and borne to the grave by relatives. Of Mr. Westbrook’s own family, only one brother remains, Abraham, of Holiday. He is also survived by his wife, two children before mentioned, and five grandchildren – Lieut. Walter W. Strait, of Washington, D. C.; Pvt. Harold G. Strait, of Camp Raritan, Metuchen, N.J.; Miss M. Blanche Strait, of Mansfield; Elroy H. Westbrook, of Laurel, Montana, and Sergt. Edward M. Westbrook of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. There has gone a land-mark of his own vicinity and one whom his children, grandchildren and near relatives have arise to “call him blessed.”
Wellsboro Agitator - January 29, 1919
J. H. Westbrook died at his home here, Wednesday, Jan. 22, aged 86 years. He had been confined to his bed only a few days. He is survived by his aged widow, one daughter, Mrs. G. L. Strait, of Mansfield, and one son, Elroy Westbrook, of Olean. The funeral was held at his home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Emma Bailey, of Mansfield; burial in the Hammond cemetery.
WESTBROOK LEROY SOLOMON
Wellsboro Agitator – March 22, 1934
Crooked Creek, March 21 – Leroy Solomon Westbrook, prominent Middlebury township farmer, died Saturday after a short illness of pneumonia. He was born January 8, 1876 in Middlebury township, son of Abraham and Mary Westbrook. Mr. Westbrook was a member of the C. & M. A. Church, at Crooked Creek, Rebekah Lodge of Tioga and Crooked Creek Grange. He was married to Mrs. Etta Simonds, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Borden, of this place; Miss Mary Westbrook, at home; four step-children – Mrs. George Hodges, Coudersport; Mrs. Ralph Nichols, Corning; Oscar Simonds and Harold Simonds at home. The funeral was held from the C. & M. A. Church in Crooked Creek Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Orey Crippen, pastor of the Tioga and Hammond Baptist churches officiating; interment was in Fairview cemetery at Holiday.
Wellsboro Gazette – June 17, 1954
Mrs. Mary Westbrook Hughes, 57, died at her home in Tioga on Wednesday, June 9, following an extended illness. Born in Holliday, she was the daughter of the late Roy S. and Kate White Westbrook. She was a member of the Tioga Presbyterian Church and of the Women’s Association. She is survived by her husband, Vine B. Hughes; two daughters, Mrs. Louise H. Brigham, of Endicott, N.Y. and Mrs. Greta H. Backman, of Decatur, Ala; one sister, Mrs. J. P. Borden, of Crooked Creek, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the family home in Tioga on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Orey E. Crippen, officiating. Burial was made in the Holiday Cemetery.
The Agitator – August 12, 1863
DIED – in Middlebury, on the 1st instant, Solomon Westbrook, aged 67 years.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 23, 1952
MRS. CORA W. Beers
Mrs. Cora White Beers, aged 85 years, of Holiday and Crooked Creek, died Tuesday, April 15, 1952, at the Blossburg State Hospital. Born in Holiday, she was the daughter of Milford and Alice Moore White. She was the widow of Dr J L Beers. Mrs. Beers was a practical nurse for many years. Funeral services were held Friday at the Holliday church. The Rev. Otto Lehrman officiated.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA---Wednesday, April 15, 1903
Crookedcreek, April 14-Mr Daniel White, aged 89, died on Thursday. Three weeks ago he sustained a shock of paralysis from which he never rallied. He was a son of Elisha White. He was born at Holiday and had always resided in Middlebury township. He married on May 3, 1840, Mary Holiday, who survives him with their 7 children--Waldo, Serns, Milford, Calferna, Albert, Adelaide and Ida, all of whom live here except Calferna, wife of Frank White, who lives in Alpens, Mich. The deceased was a very industrious, thrifty man, honest and upright in all his dealings. He cleared his large farm and built his commodious house about 50 years ago. He gave the land for the Union church now the Free Baptist, and gave the first $5. for its bell which he loved to hear. In his old age he was afflicted sadly owing to the loss of sight nine years ago. But in his blindness he was gentle and patient; cheerfully groping his way about, anxious to wait on himself. Burial in Fairview Cemetery
WHITE EDITH FAYE CHAPPELL
Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) – January 29, 1947
Wellsboro – Mrs. Edith Faye Chappell, 64, died at her home in Holiday, Pa., Monday, Jan. 27, 1947. She is survived by two sons, Milford, of Cammal, Pa. and Harry of Addison, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Crane, of Addison, and Mrs. Irma Bairds, of Dundee, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Cora Beers of Crooked Creek, Pa., and 12 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Alliance Church, Holiday, the Rev. John Jones, officiating, burial in the Holiday cemetery. Friends may call at the home until time of funeral.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 15, 1927
Frank White of Jackson, Michigan diedSaturday June 11th. He was formerly of this place. He married Calferna M. White of this place Aug. 23, 1870. The remains will be brought to the home of Mrs. Ida Mitchell Tuesday noon, accompanied by his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellsworth of Devils Lake Mich. Arrangements have not been made as yet; interment in Fairview cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 22, 1927
Crookedcreek, June 20 – Frank White, of Jackson, Michigan died June 11, of apoplexy. The funeral was held in Jackson at the home, in charge of Jackson Lodge, No. 17, F. & A. M. The remains were brought to Holiday by his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellsworth, of Devils Lake. Services were held at the home of Mrs. Ida Mitchell at Holiday by Ossea Lodge, No. 317, F. & A. M. of Wellsboro. Mr. White was a former resident of this place, removing west 48 years ago. His only surviving relatives in this vicinity are Richard, Frank and Ray Longobothum, of Mansfield, and Verne Field, of Tioga, and a son, Walter. Interment in Fairview cemetery at Crookedcreek. Mr. White was born at Lysandra, N.Y., Feb. 19, 1842. He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of the G.A.R., O. E. S. and F. & A. M., of Jackson, Michigan.
WHITE HELEN ROSELLA
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA-- Thursday, August 22, 1935
Mrs Helen Mitchell, 73, died Sunday night at her home in Hills Creek. Funeral services at the Holiday C & M. A. Church yesterday were conducted by Rev. Orey Crippen. Born in Holiday, the daughter of Waldo and Kate Leete White, she had lived in that area all her life. She had been ill of pneumonia 3 days. Surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs Nellie Borden, with whom she had made her home and Mrs Ava Barnhardt, both of Hills Creek; one granddaughter, Betty Barnhardt, of Hills Creek and 2 sisters, Mrs Bert Kemp of Niagara Falls and Mrs Benjamin Fish of Elmira.
WHITE HELEN ROSELLA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, August 21, 1935
Mrs Helen Rosella Mitchell, aged 73 years, of Hills Creek, widow of Walter B. Mitchell, died Sunday afternoon at 1:50 o'clock. Mrs Mitchell is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs Ava Barnhart and Mrs Nellie Borden, both of Hills Creek; a granddaughter, Betty Barnhart and 2 sisters, Mrs Bert Kemp of Niagara Falls and Mrs Benjamin Fish of Elmira. Mrs Mitchell was born at Holiday, daughter of Waldo and Kate Leet White.
WHITE Joan H. Davis
75, of Middlebury Center, died on Sunday, December 30 2012, surrounded by family in her home. She was the wife of Richard H. Davis, whom she married on July 3, 1954. Joan was born March 30, 1937 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Joseph (Petey) and Helen Mathews White. Joan graduated from Wellsboro High School, the Class of 1955. She was a beautician. She also worked for Dunham's Department Store and retired from Blast Intermediate Unit 17. Joan was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Richard H. Davis, Middlebury Center; son, Terry Davis, Ft. Lauderdale FL; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin (Arlene) Davis, Washington, DC; son, Daron Davis, New York City, NY; seven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sister, Marjorie Gesek, Plymouth, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly (Clifford) Anderegg, Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph (Mary) White, Goose Creek, SC; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Joan's Life Celebration on Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, and then from 10-11 a.m. Friday, January 4, at the Middlebury Baptist Church. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m. in church with Pastor Darryl Butler officiating. Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Holiday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joan's memory to Middlebury Baptist Church, 44 Parliff Ln., Middlebury Center, PA 16935 or the Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center, Neurological Institute, 710 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10032. Star Gazette – December 31, 2012
WHITE WALDO W
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, January 10,1923
Crooked Creek, Jan. 6---Waldo W. White, a lifelong resident of this place, died Saturday afternoon, after an illness of nearly 2 weeks of pneumonia. He was born July 17, 1841, in Middlebury and married Juliet Neal, Mary 15, 1877, who survives him with their 4 children; also 8 grandchildren. He was the oldest child of Daniel and Mary White, both deceased and one of a family of 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys; the following of whom survive: Mrs Ida Mitchell, Mrs Addie Blanchard and Albert White of this place. Mr White was a carpenter by trade. The funeral was held Monday and burial in Fairview Cemetery.
WHITEHOUSE - BAKER
Mary E. (Whitehouse) Age 82, of Mansfield, PA, died on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wellsboro, PA. Mary was the wife of Thomas F. Baker, with whom she would have observed a 60th wedding anniversary on October 27. Mary was born September 5, 1922 in Silverlake, NY, a daughter of Albert and Esther (Cambers) Whitehouse. She attended Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Mary was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Wellsboro, PA, and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed word search puzzles, crocheting, knitting, and making Easter candy. Mary is survived by her husband, Thomas; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Flynn Boyden of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Kim Ann (Fred) Bolt, Teresa Ann (Eric) Cowan, Tom Dana (Liz) Tracy; two great-grandchildren, Nicole Kay Hemenway and Deven Thomas Tracy. An infant son; and a sister, Belva Jean Ward, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 7, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
WHITNEY - Henry Whitney, 91, of Tioga, died Sunday, March 19, 1989, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born March 14, 1898, in Middlebury Township, he was the son of John and Cathryn Sweet Whitney. He was a retired farmer. His wife, the former Hazel Gee, died in 1950. Surviving are three sons, John of Mansfield, Claude of Wellsboro, and Raymond of Tioga; a daughter, Mrs. Robert [Alice] Shoup of Apollo; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. Service was held today, Wednesday, March 22 at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Snyder officiated. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury Township. - The Wellsboro Gazette, March 22, 1989
WHITNEY IRA W.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 11, 1910
Crookedcreek, May 9. – Ira W. Whitney died at his home here last Thursday morning, at 3 o’clock, after an illness of about a year and a half. He was 55 years of age. Besides his widow, he leaves three children to mourn his death – Mrs. Steven Dates, of this place, Mrs. George Pierce, of Corning, and ? Lutie, at home. Mr. Whitney will be missed not only by his family, but by all his neighbors and many other friends. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in sorrow or trouble. The funeral was held Saturday at the Free Baptist church, the Red Men, of which the deceased was a member, having charge of the services. Rev. R. M. Cloud, of Wellsboro, officiated; burial in the Fairview cemetery.
WILBUR Arlene J. Hamblin
87, of Middlebury Center, passed away, Monday, March 5, 2012. She was the wife of Owen G. Hamblin who predeceased her in 1986. Arlene was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Middlebury Center, the daughter of Lawrence R. Wilbur, Sr. and Annettie Niles. She was a homemaker. Arlene was an avid bowler and an excellent cook. Surviving are sons, Richard R. (Mary Lee) Hamblin of Romney W.Va., Keith (Rhonda) Hamblin of Tioga, Marty (Lori) Hamblin of Middlebury Center, Joe (Tinna) Hamblin of Martinsburg W.Va.; daughter, Cheryl (David) Shulenski of Tioga; three sisters, Polly Gerhart of North Carolina, Bonnie Hamblin of Wellsboro, Beryl Sawyer of Marsh Creek; one brother, Aaron Wilbur of Waverly, N.Y. Arlene was predeceased by her parents; husband; four brothers, Neil, Jack, Bud and Donald; two sisters, Zelma and Sally. Friends and family are invited to Arlene's Life Celebration on Thursday March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made in Arlene's name to Holliday Baptist Church, Middlebury Center, Pa., 16935. Wellsboro Gazette – March 7, 2012
WHITNEY William H. "Bill" Whitney
William H. "Bill" Whitney, 63, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. He was born on Dec. 4, 1949, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Claude and Hazel Whitney. Bill was retired from AT&T and enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He is survived by two sons, Brian Whitney of Virginia, Mark Whitney of Williamsport and a daughter, Jody Lynch of Williamsport. Friends may call on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.,with the the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury Center. Wellsboro Gazette – December 21, 2012
WILBUR ROBERT J.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 10, 1948
Robert J. Wilbur, aged 82 years, of Middlebury, died at his home March 3. Survivors include his widow, Loretta Wilbur; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Plumley; son, Lawrence, of Middlebury; one sister, Mrs. Alice Morgan, of Jamestown, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Christian Missionary and Alliance church. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in Fairview cemetery at Holiday.
Gazette Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) – January 4, 1938
Wellsboro – Linus Wilcox, 84, a resident of Holiday for many years, died at the home of his son, Linus, Jr., in Wellsboro, Saturday. Other survivors include his sons, George, of Delmar, and Emmons, of Keeneyville, and a daughter, Mrs. Earl Mattison, of Addison, N.Y. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating. Burial will be in the Holiday Cemetery.
WILSON - HEATER, Mary (Wilson) (Earl)
Age 77, of Covington, PA, diedat her home Friday, June 20th, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was the wife of Melvin W. Heater. She was born January 5, 1931 in Pontiac, Michigan, a daughter of Lyman and Jeanne (Decker) Wilson. She had been employed at the A&P Plant in Horseheads, NY. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and casino slots, was a bowler for 29 years, an avid baseball fan of the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed Mansfield High School softball, and was an avid fan of her grandchildren's sports activities. Mary is survived by her husband, Melvin; children and their spouses, Darlene Gray of Athens, PA, Dawn McCartney of Athens, PA, Daniel (Darla) Earl of Sayre, PA, Bonnie (Allen Howe) Reynolds of Owego, NY, Georgia (Danny) Hawken of Elmira, NY, Susan (Bert) Godoy of Vestal, NY, Cindy (Dennis Riddell) Roupp of Randolph, NY, Penny (James) Rockett of Waverly, NY, Lugene (Donald) Chamerlain of Mansfield, PA; brothers, James Wilson of Canton, OH, Edward Wilson of Lodi, NY; two daughters-in-law, Joanne Earl and Sandy Earl; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband and father of her children, Charles Earl in 1988; three children, Kathleen Earl in 1952, Gary "Skip" Earl in 1996, Charles Earl in 2007; and a grandson, Charles Earl in 1997. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 22, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 23, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Morgan Woodworth officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/22/2008.
WINTERS - Constance "Connie" Lawton, 66, of Hills Creek
Road, Wellsboro, died
Jan. 20, 2010, at Geisinger Medical Center. She was the wife of William Lawton whom she married Nov. 21, 1973. Connie was born Nov. 21, 1943 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late John W. and Betty M. Bernhardt Winters. She was a homemaker, member of the Middlebury Baptist Church, Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department and she enjoyed life and loved her family.
Surviving are her husband, Bill; sons, David (Bonny) Wright of Wellsboro, Travis Bellinger of Catlin Hollow, Robbie Bellinger of Middlebury; daughter, Sherry Keltz of Erin, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Louise) Winters of Ulster, James (Joan) Winters of York; sisters, Barbara (Dale) Gee of Tioga, Janet (Edward) Buck of Wellsboro, and Cinde Hurlburt of Hagerstown, Md. Friends and family are invited to Connie's Life Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The funeral will be Monday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m., at the Middlebury Baptist Church with Rev. Alex Perednia officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department. -Mansfield Gazette, January 20, 2010
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? MRS. LOVINA CRAMER
Wellsboro Gazette – January 20, 1910
Death of an Aged Lady – Crooked Creek, Jan. 19. – Mrs. George Cramer, aged 79 years, died last Friday at the home of James Root. She was a great sufferer for many years, being confined to her bed the past year with a broken limb. Mrs. Cramer was a member of the Free Will Baptist church in this place and was a good Christian woman. She leaves an aged husband to mourn her death. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment in the Holiday cemetery.
? MRS. DORA STRAWSBURG
Wellsboro Gazette – October 16, 1941
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barnhart and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Shaw attended the funeral of Mrs. Dora Strawsburg in Corning Sunday. Mrs. Strawsburg was buried in the Holiday cemetery here.