Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines 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.
KLEINHAUS Hannah Smith – Well-Known Resident of Gaines Township Died April 25. Mrs. Smith died at the home of her son, Marshall M. Smith, at Gaines, April 25, 1919. She was the widow of Octavius A. Smith, who died April 12, 1913. The funeral was held at the Baptist church at Marshlands, where she was a member for more than fifty years, and where she had been an earnest and devoted worker. Her exceptional interest in all which goes to make life better, for the uplift of the community and for the advance and spread of Christianity at home and abroad was evidenced by the presence at the funeral of nearly all the people for miles around. She was almost invariably called “Aunt Hannah” by all who knew her, which was simply an outward expression of the love and admiration bestowed upon her. Mrs. Smith was born in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 3, 1840. Her father, a man who was well read, early discovered that to live and enjoy the blessings afforded by a democratic form of government was preferable to living under German autocracy, and came to America with his family when “Aunt Hannah” was eight years old, landing at Boston and settling at Plymouth, Mass. He later moved to Germania, Potter county, and took up land where he cleared a farm, lived and died. The whole family have remained from that time to this steadfastly 100 percent American. Mrs. Smith taught school for some time after coming to Germania. She was married to Octavius A. Smith, of Gaines, May 26, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Smith settled on the farm which Mr. Smith had previously taken up in the forest, as one of the pioneers on Elk Run, Gaines township. To them were born two children, Marshal M. Smith, of Gaines, and Mrs. W.O. Robinson, of East Orange, N.J., both of whom survive, together with two grandsons, two granddaughters, one great-grandson and one sister, who with a host of the most distant relatives mourn her departure. Wellsboro Agitator, 30 April 1919.
Gaines, July 27.—Mrs. Vesta McCracken, widow of the late Thomas McCracken, died at her home in Marshlands Tuesday, July 21, on her 65th birthday and ten months from the day her husband died, her death being caused by a stroke. She leaves to mourn her death three sons—Lee, Glen and Rex, one grandson and two granddaughters, one brother, Gurd Knowlton, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Champney, besides nieces and nephews. Mrs. McCracken was a member of the Methodist church at Marshlands and a devoted worker for the welfare of the church. She was a good woman, a good mother, a good neighbor and friend. Her smiling face and helping hand will to» greatly missed by those who knew her and the bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in this, their hour of bereavement. The funeral was held at her home Thursday, July 23, Rev, Mr. Porter, of Gaines, officiating; interment in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator – July 29, 1925
LILES Robert Edward
Age 80, of RR #2 Gillett, PA, died and family on Friday,
October 8, 2004, at home surrounded by his family. He is predeceased by his
daughter, Patty Liles; and son, Thomas Liles; brother, William Liles; and
sister, Dorothy Kring. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Kay (Catherine)
Mattison Liles; sons, Christopher Liles of Long Island, NY, and Wayne Tice of
Gillett, PA; daughters, Rosemary Walker of FL, Linda Eastwood of Elmira, NY,
Jean Holton of Catlin, NY, and Susan Miner of FL; sisters, Ida Clark of Gaines,
PA, and Margaret Sykora of Millerton, PA; several grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Bob was retired from Weyerhaeuser
with over 33 years of dedicated services. Mr. Liles enjoyed camping, fishing,
hunting, and all that Mother Nature had to offer. Recently, Bob enjoyed playing
bingo, but most importantly he enjoyed the time he spent with his family.
Friends are invited to call at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St.,
Elmira, NY, on Monday, October, 11, 2004, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00
to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will follow calling hours at 8:00 p.m. Rev. Donald
Rockwell will be officiating the services. Interment will take place in
Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines, PA, at the convenience of the family.
MAIN Travis Leon Main
26, of Galeton, PA, died on Monday, August 26, 2013 at his home. Born June 16, 1987 in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Leon William and Anna L. (McCullen) Main. Travis was an equipment operator with Atlas Construction. He enjoyed spending time with his son, fishing, "Muddin", and his vehicles. Surviving in addition to his parents, are a son, Karson Leon Main; a brother, Colton J. Main, Galeton; mother of his child, Brittney Boswick, Wellsboro, PA; girlfriend, Sarah Slaby, Gaines, PA; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Travis was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Kate and Jack McCullen, and his paternal grandparents, Leon and Cora Main. Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00am with the Rev. David Brelo officiating. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines Twp. Services have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton. Star Gazette – August 28, 2013
MARSH Harry W. Marsh
aged 80 years, of Marshlands, died last Thursday at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. L. L. Dimmick, of Galeton. He is survived by his
widow, son, Ernest Marsh, of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Dimmick and , Mrs.
Genevieve Kennedy, of Galeton; brothers, J. M. Marsh, of Bath, H. L. Marsh, of
Marshlands; one sister, Mrs. Cora Wetmore, of Marshlands. Mr. Marsh had
been a tax collector and school director of Gaines township for many
years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Marshlands Grange. The
funeral, was held Sunday, burial in the Knowlton cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette – November 11, 1948
MARSH Miner Parker
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., July 11, 1906, Pg 5
Mr. Miner P. Marsh, aged 78, died at his home at
Marshlands on July 2nd after an illness of only a few days. He was born at
Colesville, NY, October 19, 1827. His wife, nee Katherine Tornham [Farnham] and
these children survive him: Mr. Jesse Marsh of Mansfield, and Mrs. Cora Wetmore,
Harry, Anna and Hugh Marsh of Marshlands. The deceased was one of the early
settlers in Gaines Township and was a man of sterling worth. He was a member of
the Free Baptist Church and was respected by all who knew him. Funeral services
were held last Wednesday afternoon.
MARTIN - MACBEATH
Edith Of R.R. Gaines, PA 76, died Friday, August 17, 2001. Born November 27, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of William and Thelma Hill Martin. She was married to Donald F. MacBeath, who survives. A homemaker, Mrs. MacBeath resided in Sharon Hill, PA for many years, moving to Gaines in 1985. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving besides her husband are: two sons, Alan MacBeath of Johnstown, PA and Leslie MacBeath of Upper Darby, PA; a daughter, Doris Ulrich of Akron, PA; and three grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday, August 19th from 7-9 PM at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galeton Library, Galeton, PA 16922.
MARTIN Henry W.
Dr. Henry W. Martin, 77, of Gaines RR 1 died Saturday,
May 29,1993, at home after an extended illness. Born March 17,1916, in
Walterboro, he was the son of Henry D. and Harriett Ann Brant Martin. He
was a member of the Davenport Iowa Masonic Lodge, the Coudersport Consistory
and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Covington. He was a corporal in
the Medical Corps in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired
chiropractor after serving the Gaines and Galeton area for many years. He was
married to the former Louise Williams. Surviving besides his wife are four
daughters, Ann McAllen of Albuquerque, N.M., Beth White of Rochester, N.Y.,
Connie Osgood of Mechanicsburg and Doris Martin of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three
brothers, Frank of North Charleston, S.C., Robert of Melbourne, Fla., and
Julian of Charleston, S.C.; four sisters, Bessie Harvey of Beaufort, S.C., Alma
Hudson of Walterboro, S.C., Myrtle Duff of Natural Bridge Station, Va., and
Edna Wallace of Beaufort, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Collins Funeral Home,
Galeton, on Monday, May 31. Masonic services were held there on Monday, May 31.
Services were held Tuesday, June 1, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance
Church, with the Rev. Thomas McElrath officiating. Burial was made at Knowlton
Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – June 2, 1993
MARTIN Lois Virginia
Lois Virginia Martin, nine month old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry W. Martin, of Marshlands, died in the Evelyn Ritter Hospital in
Ridgeland, S. C., of double pneumonia. She is survived by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Martin and sister, Pearl Ann; burial in the Knowlton
cemetery at Marshlands. Wellsboro Agitator – April 2, 1941
Mrs. Dorothy Mattison, 44, of Wellsboro, R. D., died
Sunday night at the Blossburg State Hospital. She was born March 9, 1904
in Gaines, the daughter of Andrew and Maude Hyde Mattison. Surviving are
her mother, Mrs. John Seeney of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. James White of
Wellsboro; Mrs. Adolph Wandelt, of Tioga, and Mrs. Arthur Elston and Mrs. Carl
Storch, both of Elmira; four brothers, Myron, Robert and Lyman Mattison, all of
Elmira, and Raymond Mattison, of Knoxyille; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma, Rhodda
and four grandchildren; of Wellsboro. The funeral was held yesterday at 1
p. m. at the. Bastian Funeral Home, the Rev. George Leitka of Marsh Creek
Baptist Church officiating; burial was in Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro
Gazette – April 1, 1948
Gaines, Nov. 15.—Gladys, wife of Robert M. Kern, died at
the Blossburg hospital last Thursday, after a long illness. She was operated on
several times to try and save her life, but to no avail. Her death was the
result of liver trouble, with which she had been afflicted for several years.
Her body was taken to Earl White's funeral home in Galeton and the funeral was
held from there at one o'clock Sunday, Rev. W. D. Heyner officiating. Burial
was in the Knowlton cemetery. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs.
Kathryn Cornish and Nellie, and two sons, William and Leon, all at home. She
was the last of the family of the late William and Kate Mattison.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 16, 1927
The seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mattison,
of Watrous, died Thursday, Feb. 11, of bronchial pneumonia, following mumps. A
prayer service in charge of Rev. Geo. Hurlbert was held at the house, Feb. 13;
burial in the Knowlton cemetery. The bereaved parents, brother and two
sisters have the heart-felt sympathy of the entire community. Wellsboro
Agitator – February 23, 1921
MATTISON Howard Marshall
Howard Marshall Mattison, 67, a life-long resident of Gaines township, died Monday in Watrous, after an extended illness. Survivors are his wife: two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Gill, of Watrous and Mrs. Lenon Hakes, Elmira Heights; one son, Marion Mattison, of Eldridge, Pa.; a brother, Silas Mattison, and a sister, Mrs. Belle Campbell, of West Pike; also four grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday at the home in Watrous; burial in Knowlton cemetery. Rev. Earl Parsons, of Wellsboro and the Rev. Elmer Grant of Galeton, officiated. Wellsboro Gazette – June 27, 1940
MATTISON O. Woodward - The funeral of O. Woodward Mattison, who died at Galeton, was held at the Marshlands Methodist church on Sunday, Rev. Mr. Wood officiating; interment in the Elk Run cemetery. Mr. Mattison had lived in this vicinity nearly all his life. A year or more ago he moved to near Mt. Union and several months ago he moved from there to Galeton. His health had been failing for a long time. He was the son of the late William and Josephine Mattison, who resided for many years on Lick Run. He is survived by his wife, daughter, Josephine, and son, Wayne, at home; two step-daughters at Galeton; a stepson, Ray Phoenix, of Newcastle, Wyoming; four brothers George Mattison of Westfield; James and John Mattison, of Watrous; and Warren Mattison, of Lick Run; one sister, Mrs. Kate Mattison, of Watrous; a half-brother, Chas Mattison of Almond, N.Y. Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan 1919
MATTISON Silas B. Mattison
aged 85 years, died October 25, at his home in Knoxville.
He was born April 26, 1835. He had been in failing health for some time. He was
a veteran of the civil war. Most of his life previous to his moving to
Knoxville, 14 years ago, was spent in farming near Gaines. He was married
three times. His first wife was Arvilla Coon, his second wife was Lavina
Stickler, who died after he moved to Knoxville, and his third wife, who
survives him, was Mrs. Frances Matteson. He is also survived by five sons and
one daughter, all children by his- first wife. They are: Rasho Mattison, of
Betula, Potter county; Grant Mattison, of Galeton; Howard Mattison, of Watrous;
Andrew Mattison, of Corning; Silas Mattison, who resides with his eldest
brother at Betula, and Belle, wife of John Campbell, of Walton, Potter county.
A prayer service was held Thursday morning and the body taken to Gaines for
interment in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator – November 3, 1920
MAYNARD Reuben Royal Maynard
Wellsboro RD 1, died Saturday, November 12, 1966, in the
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was 83. A native of Gaines, he
was born March 12, 1883, the son of Reuben and Alvaretta Niles Maynard.
He had been employed here by the borough. Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Dale Dutcher, Wellsboro RD 1, Mrs. June Gerow, Hot Springs, S D, and Mrs.
Charles Beckwith, Gerry, N Y , a son, the Rev Carroll, of Gouverneur, N Y, and
nine grandchildren. The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Kuhl’s,
126 Main Street. Burial was in the Knowlton Cemetery at Gaines. The
Rev. Melvin Negley, pastor of the Church of Christ, Independent,
officiated. Wellsboro Gazette - November 17, 1966
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh McCracken, of
Little Marsh, died recently. The funeral was held from the home of B. E.
McCracken; burial in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator – April
McCRACKEN George H
George H. McCracken, whose death was mentioned last week,
was born at Liberty, Pa., Jan. 28, 1852, so he was 69 years old at the time of
his death. He was twice married, his first wife being Maggie Hubers. They were
married in- March, 1883. She died April 15, 1884. His second wife was Alice
Rowland. They were married June 23, 1886. She survives him. He is also
survived by one child by his first wife, Mrs. Mabel Mengee, of Galeton and four
children by his last wife, Mrs. Maggie Smith, of Wellsville, N.Y.; Mrs. Alice
Hinckley, of Galeton; Jay and George, Jr. at home; two step-children, Tracy
Wilson, of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., and Mrs. Edna Ayres, of Austinville, Pa.
Two children by his last wife, John and Henry, died in infancy. He is
also survived by ten grandchildren and the following brothers and
sisters: Wm. McCracken, of Cogan Valley, Fla.;
Charles McCracken, Mrs. Mary Kulp and Mrs. Anna Burthoult, of Cleveland, O.;
Eugene M. McCracken, of Williamsport; Mrs. Hattie Roupp, of Liberty, Pa.; Thos.
McCracken and Mrs. Susanna Zimmerman, of Marshlands, Pa. The funeral was held
at the late home of the deceased, March 27, Rev. Wm. L. Deighton, pastor of the
M.E. church, officiating; burial in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro
Agitator – April 6, 1921
McCRACKEN Glenn Thomas McCracken
63, of Lakewood, Oh, died at his home Thursday, August
25, 1955. He was a former resident of Galeton. He was born at
Knowlton, June 20, 1892, the son of Thomas and Vesta Knowlton McCracken.
He was a tool grinder in Cleveland until he retired three years ago and was a
member of the Centenary Methodist Church, Lakewood. He is survived by his
wife, Bernice Jackson McCracken; a daughter, Mrs. Howard C. Link, two brothers,
Lee, of East Orange, N.J., and Rex, of Lakewood, and two grandchildren.
Services were in the Methodist Church, Marshland, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, and
Rev. Charles James, Gaines, officiated. Burial was in Knowlton
Cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator – September 1, 1955
McCRACKEN Helen McCracken
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen McCracken, of
Watrous, died suddenly at her home Saturday morning, of membranous croup. She
was sick only a few hours. She is survived by her parents and one sister, Jean,
and a grandmother, Mrs. Vesta McCracken, of Marshlands. The funeral was held on
Monday; interment in the Knowlton cemetery. Deep sympathy is extended to the
bereaved family. Wellsboro Gazette – March 19, 1925
McCRACKEN Jay B. McCracken
who was operated on at the Blossburg hospital a short
time ago, died there Sunday, April 17, and the funeral was held Thursday, April
21, at the Marshlands M. E. church. Burial was in the Knowlton cemetery.
Deceased was born on the farm where he died, near Marshlands, March 22, 1892.
He leaves, besides his mother, one brother, George, at home; two sisters, Mrs.
Maggie Smith, of Wellsville, N. Y., and Mrs. Alice Hinckley, of Galeton; two
half-sisters, Mrs. Edna Ayres, of Austinville, Pa., and Mrs. Mabel Mengee, of
Galeton; one Half-brother, Tracy Wilson, of Columbia Crossroads, Pa. The
family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community, as the father,
George McCracken, Sr., was buried just three weeks before his son died.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 27, 1921
ALBERT E. MILLER age 34 of Clinton, NJ, formerly of Gaines, PA, Thursday, July 19, 1990. He was born March 20, 1956 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Clifford Sr. and Sally Ludwig Miller. Surviving in addition to his father of Gaines, PA is his fiancé, Wendy Werner of Clinton, NJ; one son, Timothy and 4 daughters, Melissa, Kassandra, Robbyn and Theresa; 6 brothers, Clifford Jr. of Galeton, Kenneth of Wellsboro, Paul of Inez, Francis of Michigan and David and his twin brother, Arnold, both of Gaines, PA; 2 sisters, Lucinda Harter of Delaware and Joyce Dale of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, PA, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sammy Flanary officiating. Burial in Elk Run Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/1990
CLIFFORD E. MILLER SR. age 79 of RD1 Gaines, PA,
February 2, 1991 at Soldiers and Sailor Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.
Friends are invited to call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, PA Tuesday from
7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will be
held there Wednesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Sammy Flanary officiating.
Burial in Elk Run Cemetery. He is survived by 6 sons, Clifford Jr. of
Galeton, Kenneth of Hickory, NC, Paul of Inez, PA, Francis of Coloma, MI and
David & Arnold both of Gaines, PA; 2 daughters, Lucinda Harter of
Wilmington, DE, Joyce Dale of Wellsboro, PA; 1 sister, Margaret Watson of
Dunbar, PA; 25 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by
his wife, the former, Sally Ludwig. Mr. Miller was born July 30, 1911 in
Dunbar, PA, the son of John and Lucy Cole Miller. He was a retired coal
miner and a member of the AARP. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/1991
MITCHELL Sarah Shadle
age 105, RD 1, Gaines, Pa died on Sunday, March
24, 1985 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born
December 13, 1879 in England the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell.
A resident of the Gaines area for the past 25 years, she was the widow of John
Shadle. Survivors include sons, Jack Shadle of Hillsboro, Texas; Harry
Moore of Gaines; William Moore of Jersey Shore, Pa; Willis and James Moore,
both of San Diego, California; daughter, Mrs. Gladys Klinglehoeffer of
Schwenksville, Pa., two brothers; William Mitchell of Butler and James Mitchell
of Roseville; 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held today (Wednesday) March 27, 1985 at the Collins Funeral Home at
Galeton with the Rev. Howard Duell officiating. Burial will be in Knowlton
Cemetery at Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – March 27, 1985
MOORE Lulu Edna
Mrs. Lulu Maynard, 53, died last Sunday at her home on Pearl
street. She is survived by her husband, Reuben R. Maynard; a son, Carol,
a student at Houghton College, Houghton. N. Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Charles
Beckwith, of Wellsburg; Mrs. Jane Gerow and Gail Maynard, at home; two sisters,
Mrs. E. P. Johnson, of Waterloo, and Mrs. Howard Maynard, of Marshlands, and
four grandchildren. Prayer services were held yesterday at the Bastian
Funeral Home, with further services in the Marshlands Methodist church, the
Rev. Adelbert Edwards, of Wellsboro, and the Rev. Mr. Gross, of Marshlands
officiating: interment in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette -
March 3, 1949
MOORE Willard Seymour Moore
aged 81 years, died Nov. 21, at 10 p.m., at the home of
his daughter, on, Pearl Street, Wellsboro. He was born in Bradford
county, Mar. 31, 1864, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Harvey Moore. He was a
carpenter by trade. He married Hattie Anderson , Jan. 26, 1888. Survivors
include three daughters, Mrs. E. P. Johnson, of Waterloo, N.Y., Mrs. R.
R. Maynard, of Wellsboro, Mrs. H. E. Maynard, of Gaines, seven grandchildren,
six great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. A prayer service was
held Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The funeral was held at
the Methodist church, at Marshlands, Rev. Adelbert Edwards, of Wellsboro,
officiating; burial in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator –
November 28, 1945
OSENBAUGH - REED, Lillie E.
97, of Galeton, PA, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born November 19, 1911 in New Virginia, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Charley and Effie (Bryant) Osenbaugh. She was married to Royal M. Reed, who predeceased her on March 6, 2001. Lillie was a homemaker along with helping her husband run a farm. She also cleaned at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO during summers for many years. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines Township on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/14/2009
Mrs. Della Maynard, of Gaines, Pa., R. D., died at her
home May 6, 1945. She was active and did her own housework until her last
illness. She was born June 28, 1860, in Bradford, Pa., eldest child of John and
Julia Bobbins Palmer. She was married March 18. 1907, to Floyd E. Maynard
of Gaines, R. D. and resided the rest of her life in that vicinity. She
was a member of the Marshfield Grange, No. 1,113. Funeral services were
held in the home May 9, Rev. Frank White, pastor of the Methodist church officiating;
burial in the Knowlton cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Floyd
Maynard, and several nieces and nephews. Wellsboro Agitator – May 16,
SHERMAN J. PALMER, age 62, of Gaines, PA, died on Friday, July 4, 2003. He was born on January 7, 1941, a son of the late Joseph and Fern (Jones) Palmer. Sherman was the husband of Marie (Crum) Palmer. He was a member of the Galeton VFW, Galeton Moose and he enjoyed hunting. Mr. Palmer was employed by Penn DOT until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Marie; and sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Butch Hiller of Williamsport, PA. Friends may call on Sunday, July 6, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 45 Germania St., Galeton, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Shultz officiating. Interment will be in the Knowlton Cemetery, Gains, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
GEORGE H. PARKER, 80 of Watrous, Pa. died
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1936. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs.
Blanche Pier (Peer) and six grandchildren, all of Watrous and a brother, Edwin
of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with
burial in the Knowlton Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/28/1936
Mr. George Parker died Saturday evening, Sept. 26, at his home in Watrous after a long illness; funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m.; burial in the Knowlton
PARKER Leon G. Parker
63, of 59 Germania St., Galeton, died Friday, Nov. 5,
1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May
9,1930, in Gaines, he was the son of Sidney and Vivian Sherman Parker. He
was a retired employee of Consolidated Gas, having served 22 years. He was the
retired owner of the Village Inn in Galeton. He was a 1948 graduate of the
Gaines High School. He was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist
Church; a member of the Tully Masonic Lodge; a 32nd degree Mason; a member of
the Coudersport Consistory. Surviving are his wife, the former Betty
Dewey; two daughters, Patsy Rachiele of Gaines and Sallie Hershey of
Coudersport; two sons, Leon S. Parker of Gaines and Gene H. Parker of Orlando,
Fla.; one sister, Joan Hurlburt of Kerresville, Texas; eight
grandchildren. Friends called at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, on
Sunday, Nov. 7. Services were held Monday, Nov. 8, at the Valley
Missionary Alliance Church with the Rev. Thomas McElrath officiating. Burial
was made at Knowlton Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – November 10, 1993
SIDNEY V. PARKER age 70 of Penn Yan, N.Y. on Monday, May 16, 1977 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral home, Galeton, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday 2 p.m. Rev. Donald Graham. Burial in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines RD. Survived by wife, Vivian; one son, Leon Parker of Galeton; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Hurlburt of Kerrville, Texas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Slating of Ellicottville, N.Y., Mrs. Marion Hunt of Winter Lake, Fla.; Gladys Stone of Texarkana, Texas; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired employee of Consolidated Gas Co., -Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1977
PARSONS - BROWN, Doris W.
Age 92, of Watrous, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 6, 1916 in Westfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Fannie (Burgett) Parsons. She was a graduate of Westfield High School. She was married to M. Wayne Brown who predeceased her in 1995. Doris worked at the Eberle Tanning Company in the Cut Shop for 34 years. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, a former member of the Gaines Thimble Club, and a member of the Eberle Tanning Company 30 Year Club. Surviving are a daughter, Amy Marie (Ricky) Smith of Watrous, PA; a grandson, Wayne Smith of Gaines, PA; a granddaughter, Marsylvia (Nathan) Weaver of Catawissa, PA; a "Great Great" great-grandson, Duncan Weaver; several nieces and nephews; and special care givers, Tammie Clark, Tonya Nudd, Mary Taft, Frances Simons, and the wonderful Green Home Staff. In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was predeceased by four sisters and one brother. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, on Sunday, April 27, 2008, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Interment will be in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Home Activities Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2008.
PARSONS Nina Elizabeth
Mrs. Nina Elizabeth Kern, 74, died Wednesday afternoon,
May 2, 1956, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Violet Haner, 15 Cone Street,
Wellsboro. She was born December 14, 1881 in Bradford County, the daughter of
Jesse Eli and Ida M. Hodge Parsons. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Haner; one son, Ross M. Kern, Williamsport; one brother, Harry E, Parsons,
Addison, N.Y.; i six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the
funeral home, 139 Main Street, Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial was in
the Knowlton Cemetery, Marshlands, Pa. Wellsboro Agitator – May 10, 1956
PERSING Burl H. Persing
70, of Gaines, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1992 at Robert Packer
Hospital, Sayre. Born Sept 12, 1921, in Gaines Township, he was the son of
Robert and Clara Wetmore Persing. He was retired after owning a grocery
business in Gaines for over 28 years. He served as a rural mail carrier in
Gaines for 13 years and for 10 ½ years in Ulysses. He was a past master
of the Marshfield Grange, past president of the Rural Mail Carriers
Association, past noble grand of Tiadaghton Lodge #981 I.O.O.F. and past chief
patriarch of the Encampment. He served as a technical sergeant with the U.S.
Army in World War II. He was a member of the Gaines United Methodist Church and
served as superintendent of its Sunday School. He was a member of the American
Legion and the Galeton V.F.W. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Marjorie
Dewey Persing; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Ted Sykora, of Galeton,
and Carol Lee and Peter Stultz, of Elgin, 111.; one daughter, Jackie Bosek, of
Galeton; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Peggy Persing, of Leroy, N.Y.;
10 grandchildren, Kevin and Janelle Sykora, Tracy and Brandi Bosek, Brian and
Kim Persing, Tom, Andy, Steve and Theresa Stultz; one sister, Marie Fritchel,
of Cleona; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Persing, of Rolla, Mo., and Marian Scott,
of Chemung, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Robert Dewey, of Marshlands; several
nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Collins
Funeral Home, Galeton. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Pine Creek
Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steve Sauerman, assisted by the Rev.
Roger Strait, officiated. Burial was made at Knowlton Cemetery. Memorial
donations may be given to the Knowlton Cemetery Association or the Galeton
Ambulance Association. Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 1992
PROCTOR Waunita Jean Proctor Burdick
62, of Sunderlinville died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at home.
Born Feb. 11, 1936, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Charles and Josie
Weeks Proctor. Preceding her in death were two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are her husband, Ronald L. Burdick; one son, Robert E. Rice Jr. of
Sunderlinville; one daughter, Robin L. Tadder of Sabinsville; three brothers,
Robert Proctor of Galeton, Jim Proctor of Jersey Shore and Norman Proctor of
Wellsville, N.Y.; four sisters, June Parker of Westfield, Ruth Snyder of
Rexville, N.Y., Midge White of York and Pearl Button of Wellsville, N.Y.; six
grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were held Monday, Oct. 12, at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton.
Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Oct. 13, with the Rev. David R. Brelo
officiating. Burial was made at Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines. Wellsboro
Gazette – October 14, 1998
PULLMAN, John G. – John G. Pullman, 84, of
Wellsboro RD 4 died Monday (Oct. 23, 1972) in Soldiers and sailors Hospital,
Wellsboro, after a lengthy illness.Born April 13, 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio, he
was the son of John George and Mary Ruhl Pullman. He was married to the former
Louise Werner, who survives.Mr. Pullman, a retired industrial engineer, had
lived in this area for the past four years, coming here from Cleveland.Besides
his widow, survivors include two sons, Bertram Pullman, Cleveland, Ohio and
Allen Pullman, Delmar Township, Wellsboro RD; four grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.A funeral service will be held at the Brown Funeral Home,
Galeton, at 2:00 p.m. today with the Rev. Walter Pifer of Galeton First Baptist
Church officiating. Burial will be in Knowleton Cemetery, Gaines RD.
RARRICK - WHEELER, Ruth J.
Age 83, of 3111 Cummings Creek Rd., Tioga, PA, diedNovember 8, 2008 at her home. She was born October 6, 1925 in Tioga, PA, the daughter of Clyde and Mabel Lovejoy Rarrick. She was a homemaker and former employee of Hilltop Fashions and Corning Glass Works. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Thompson, Tioga, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Ernest Mosher, Elmira, NY; 14 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Roy) Hughes Jr., Tioga, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Wheeler; sisters, Martha Nagley and Elizabeth Strong; and brothers, Claude and Albert Rarrick. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell, officiating. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines Twp., PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2008
ROYAL M. REED
Royal M. Reed, 86, of Gaines RR 1 died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born Aug. 6, 1914, in Gaines, he was the son of Pearly and Gertie (Zimmerman) Reed. He was a farmer for most of his life. He was married to Lillie (Osenbaugh) Reed. Preceding him in death was his sister. Surviving are his wife, Lillie; three cousins, Erma Kern Pensyl of Wellsville, N.Y., Gertie Pier of Wellsboro and Ralph Pace of Williamsport; and grandniece, Gail Dutcher of Wellsboro. Calling hours were held Saturday, March 10, at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton. Funeral services were held there Saturday, March 10, with Shawn Gregory officiating. Burial was made at Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines.
REIMANN Michael L. Reimann
53, of Holiday, died at home March 14, 2013. He was the husband of Jill Vroman, whom he married January 28, 1984. Michael was born October 26, 1959 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Richard and Evelyn Flynn Reimann, who survive. Michael was a partner at Allen, Rogers and Osgood, CPAS. He was a member of the Galeton Presbyterian Church. Michael was also a member of the Galeton Masonic Lodge. He was a devoted father, husband, uncle and son. Michael had many interests he enjoyed skiing, NASCAR rallies and especially his Corvette. He loved to go boating and camping. Michael was an accomplished trumpet player. Surviving are his wife, Jill and daughter, Jenavieve L. Reimann, Holiday; brother, Craig Reimann, Syracuse, NY and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Michael's Life Celebration on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:00 AM, at the funeral home, with Pastors Tom Shatto and Roger Wagner, officiating. Burial in Knowlton Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Michael's name to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the United Way, One W. Third St. Suite 208, Williamsport, PA 17701 Star Gazette – March 17, 2013
RHODES Sarah Vrooman
Mrs. Sarah Vrooman 89, of Games R D . died last Tuesday
in her home following an illness. She was the widow of Albert Vrooman and
was born July 9, 1879 in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Marshland
Grange and the Republican Council. She is survived by a son Calvin
Hildreth of Watrous; one daughter, Mrs. Leon Brlsco of Pine City, NY
three sisters, Mrs. Clara Smith of Spencer, Mrs. Cassie Whitaker of Caton
and Mrs. Eleanor Pulas of California; two brothers. Melvin Rhoades of Ohio and
Ernest Rhodes of Tioga five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and seven
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday with the Rev.
William Lusk officiating. Burial was in Knowlton Cemetery in Gaines.
Wellsboro Gazette – December 12, 1968
Gaines, Oct. 29.—The funeral of Miss Bernice Ripley, an
account of whose accidental death was given last week, was held at the home of
her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Samuel L. Ripley near Marshlands, Wednesday, October
24, Rev. G. H. Porter officiating; burial was in the Knowlton cemetery.
Her brother, Jay Ripley and three brother-in-laws, Ernest Robinson, Thomas
Gilmer and Harry Moore acted as pallbearers. The floral offerings were very
fine. Among the out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and
Mrs. R. A. Dewey, daughter, Marion and son, Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wood,
Mr. and Mrs. Abel Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wood and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Wilkinson, of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. David Estep and son, Cecil,
of Blossburg; Mr. and Mrs. Clark Brewer ster, of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Ripley and children, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ripley and children, of Sylvania; Mrs.
John Worden, Miss Florence Gillmer and son, Leon, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and
infant child, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ripley and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Addison
Dewey, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Marion Head, of Galeton. Quite a good many other
out-of-town friends and acquaintances from Wellsboro, Galeton, etc. attended Bernice
will be sadly missed by not only members of her own family, but by & wide
circle of friends. Wellsboro Agitator – October 31, 1923
RIPLEY - EDNA E. ROBINSON
Edna E. Robinson, 79 of Wastrous died December 10, 1972, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born January 2, 1893 in Marshlands the daughter of Samuel and Carrie Wood Ripley. She was the wife of S.E. Robinson who survives and the couple had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 28th this year. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Marshlands Methodist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by daughters, Edna Fenton of Syracuse, NY, Wilda Whipple of Wellsboro; and Shirley Prouty of Gaines; two sons, Leland and Donald Robinson of Bradford; sisters Bessie Gillmer of Elmira, NY and Wanda McCracken of Marshlands; one brother, Jay Ripley of Elmira, NY, 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 13 at the Collins Funeral Home in Galeton with the Rev. Kenneth Shaver and Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial was in the Knowlton Cemetery at Gaines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Tier Children's Home.
RIPLEY EDNA E ROBINSON
Mrs. Edna E. Age 79 of Waltrous, Pa., Sunday December 10, 1972, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home in Galeton on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Kenneth Shaffer assisted by Rev. William Lusk. Burial at Knowlton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Tier Childrens Home. Survived by her husband, S. E. Robinson; daughters, Mrs. Edna Fenton, Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Wilda Whipple, Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Shirley Prouty of Gaines, Pa.; sons Leland Robinson and Donald Robinson, both of Bradford; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gilmer of Elmira, Mrs. Wanda McCracken of Marshland, Pa.; one brother, Jay Ripley of Elmira, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Marshland Methodist Church.
- BONNIGER (SRGP 66352)
Sara R. Of RR., Gaines, PA 95, died Tuesday, August 7, 2001 in her home. Born April 5, 1906, in Marshlands, PA, she was the daughter of Frances C. and Stella Smith Ripley. She was married to Harold F. Bonniger, who predeceased her in 1998. A 1926 graduate of Galeton High School and a 1929 graduate of Mansfield Normal School, she was a teacher in Tioga and Potter county schools. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines and the Marshlands Grange. Surviving are: two sons, Elden (Sue) Bonniger of RR Gaines and Thurman (Karen) Bonniger of Adams, TN; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, August 10th from 7 to 9 PM at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Prouty will officiated. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery.
RIPLEY Wanda W. Bryson
85, of Galeton died Sunday, Sept 7, 1997, at the Green
Home, Wellsboro Born April 25, 1912, in Elk Township, she was the daughter of
Samuel and Carrie Wood Ripley. She was employed at Smith of Galeton
Gloves for 31 years. She attended the Galeton First Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Basil McCracken, and her second
husband, Edgar Bryson. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law,
Janice and William Hurlbert of Wellsboro and Joyce and Joseph Stephen of
Athens, Ala , five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchi!dren; one great
great-granddaughter , several nieces and nephews, one stepson and
daughter-in-law, Ronald and Isa Bryson, and family, one stepdaughter and
son-in-law, Annette and John Olofson, and family. Calling hours were held
Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home,
Galeton. Services were held there Wednesday, Sept. 10, with her
son-in-law, William B Hurlbert, Rev. Richard Tintle and Pastor Brad Prouty
officiating. Burial was made at Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines Township.
Wellsboro Gazette – September 10, 1997
RIPPE Lawrence R. Rippe
81, of Watrous died Wednesday, April 21, 1993. Born
Feb. 18, 1912, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of George and Mary Hynes
Rippe. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Vet's Dad's Canoe
Camp. He was married to the former Mary Jordan. Surviving besides his
wife are two sons, Lawrence of Brooklyn, N.Y., and George of Rockaway, Long
Island, N.Y.; one brother, Francis of Saddlebrook, N.J.; six
grandchildren. Friends called at Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, on
Saturday, April 24. Services were held there Saturday, April 24, with the Rev.
Thomas Brown officiating. Burial was made at Knowlton Cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette – April 28, 1993
ROBINSON George E. Robinson
49, of Watrous, died in the Blossburg hospital Sunday at 8
p. m. Surviving are his widow, Verna Zimmerman Robinson, a daughter, Gertie V.,
and a brother, S. E. Robinson, all of Watrous; his mother, Mrs. Amanda
Robinson, of Corning, and two sisters, Mrs. George Mitchell, of Williamsport,
and Mrs. Mabel Welthans, of Corning. The funeral will be held at the
Marshlands church today at 3 p. m.; burial in Knowlton cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 4, 1937
RUMSEY Timothy L. Rumsey
29, of 49 Clinton Street, Galeton died suddenly Sunday, April
16, 1989, from an electrical accident. Born Aug. 10, 1959, in Kokomo. In.
he was the son of Tracy and Jeanette Michaels Rumsey. He was a shipping
clerk for Patterson Lumber Company in Galeton. Mr. Rumsey was a member of
the Galeton First Presbyterian Chruch, a member of the Galeton Masonic Lodge
#602, and a social member of the Galeton VFW. Surviving are his wife, the
former Ann Hemphill: his father and stepmother,Tracy and Joan Rumsey of Loreda,
Florida; mother and stepfather, Jeanette and Charles Long of Galeton; two sons,
Timothy and Luke at home; a daughter, Lane at home; brothers, Tracy Rumsey Jr.
with the U.S. Navy and Thomas Rumsey of Galeton; grandparents, Iva Moore of RD.
Gaines and Mary Lehman of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held today, Wednesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. in the First
Presbyterian Church in Galeton. The Rev, John Hart officiated. A private
committal was held in Knowlton Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – April 19,
SCHOONOVER DORA E
Wellsboro Gazette - July 7, 1932
The funeral of Mrs. Patrick Doyle was held at her home near Ansonia Sunday at 2:30 p.m., interment in the Knowlton cemetery. She was a former resident here, she is survived by her husband, two sons and several brothers and sisters and a large circle of friends.
SCHOONOVER JACOB R
Wellsboro Gazette - April 6, 1939
Jacob R. Schoonover, a lifelong resident of Watrous, died at his home last Sunday. He was born at Cedar Run, March 4, 1865, the son of Thomas J. and Marie Everetts Schoonover. Feb. 27, 1898 he was united in marriage to Grace A. Gaston, of Galilee, Pa., who survives. Other survivors are: two sons, Ralph L. and Ray W. of Watrous; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Tice and Mrs. George Koss, of Galeton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday at the home.
JOHN WILLIAM (JACK) SCOTT age 54 of Wyncoop Creek Rd., Chemung, N.Y. RD, Wednesday, September 17, 1969. Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. at the Chemung Methodist Church, Chemung, N.Y. Rev. Neal G. Bachman. Burial in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines, Pa. Rev. William Lusk officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chemung Methodist Church Building Fund. Survived by wife, Mrs. Marian Scott; son, Robert A. Scott, Owego, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Sharon Bodine, Chemung, .Y.; mother, Mrs. Bertha Angood, Westfield, Pa.; brothers, Edward Scott, Phoenix, Ariz., Rev. Arthur Scott, Serra Gordo, Ill.; half-brother, Durl Scott, Rochester, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Balient, Phoenix, Mrs. Mary Brock and Mrs. Phyllis Zuker, both of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. Gloria Mosher, Warren, Pa.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Scott was a member of the Chemung Methodist Church and a Foreman at the Electric-Mechanical Corp., Waverly. He was a member of the Chemung Fired Dept. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1969
Mrs. Warren Wetmore
Marshfield, January 25, 1888.--There died in Gaines township on the morning of the 22d instant a woman whose life and death deserve more than a passing notice. She was born in the State of Massachusetts near 73 years ago and came with her father, the late Vine Seagers, to the wilds of Tioga county and settled in what is now Charleston township, then a part of Delmar, where she resided nearly 40 years. She married Warren Wetmore at an early age and subsequently moved to Gaines township, where she resided with her husband and family for the last 37 years of her life. She quietly fell asleep early Sunday morning to awake in a better world. The funeral services were held at her late residence and were conducted by Rev. G. H. Allatt, who preached from the text found in the 4th verse of the 23d Psalm: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” The mortal remains were interred in the cemetery on her own farm. She was a member of the Free Baptist Church of Gaines, a devoted Christian and an exemplary woman, who ever had a kind word for all. She was one of the pioneers of the county, who endured many privations in helping to carve out a home in the wilderness, yet she was always cheerful and hopeful. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn their loss. One daughter, Mrs. Carpenter, lives in Charleston and the other, Mrs. Secor, in Gaines, and her son, A. V. Wetmore, also resides in Gaines. Wife, mother, neighbor, peace to thy ashes! (Tuesday, January 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
SECOR Fred W. Secor
a lifelong resident of Gaines township, died at his home
at Watrous after an illness of ten months. He is survived by his widow,
one brother, two nieces one nephew. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
Sappie, of Galeton; burial in the Knowlton cemetery at Marshlands.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 15, 1935
Mrs. Francis Hennessey, of Hornell, died Sunday.
The funeral will be held Wednesday; burial in the Knowlton Cemetery. Mrs.
Hennessey was a former resident here. She was the only daughter of
William and Susan Smith. She is survived by her aged parents, husband and
one child, and one half-sister, Mrs. Curtis Summers. Wellsboro Agitator –
October 28, 1931
SMITH Myra M.
Miss Myra M. Smith died Wednesday evening, February 24, 1954 at the Bible Institute home for retired Missionaries in Pittsburgh. She was a Missionary for the Methodist Church for more than 20 years, 18 of which were spent in China. Born in Marshlands, she was the daughter of John J. and Elvira Crawfoot Smith. She is survived by four brothers Eugene of Kane, Charles of Wellsboro, Walter of Ovid., N.Y., and Dayton, of Liberty and several nieces and nephews, one of whom is Mrs. Thyra Fishler of Wellsboro. Miss Smith was a sister of the late P. C. Smith. Funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. Alfred J. Gross, D. D. officiating. Burial was made in Knowlton Cemetery at Marshland. Wellsboro Agitator – March 4, 1954
SMITH, Roy B. – Gaines, March 11 – Roy B. Smith died March 5, after an illness lasting several days, aged about 54 years. He was twice married. By his first wife he had two sons, Paul, of Washington, D.C., a government chemist, and Harold, who was recently discharged from the army and is not at home. But his last wife, who survives him, he had a son, Dale, and a daughter, Jean, who are both at home. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Luther M. Smith, of Marshlands, Dewitt C. Smith, of Wellsboro; Eugene H. Smith, of Derrick City, Pa.; Walter P. Smith, who resides in the Adirondacks; Charles smith, of Hellwood, Pa.; Dayton Smith, of Liberty; Myra Smith, of Pittsburg, and Ella, a married sister, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held at the house on Saturday, Rev. J.I. Reese, of Northumberland, officiating, interment in the Elk Run cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919
SNYDER Iva A. Moore
93, of Gaines, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born March 15, 1903, in Elk Township, she was the daughter of Wright and Luella Suttles Snyder. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Clayton Rumsey and Harry Moore; two daughters, Ruth and Betty; and a grandson, Tim. Surviving are a son, Tracy Rumsey of Lorida, Fla., two daughters, Bessie Low of Genesee and Tressa Hoppe of Westfield; 15 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton. Funeral services will be held there Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Walter Pifer will officiate. Burial will be made in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – April 3, 1996
ARNOLD T. SPRAGUE
Arnold T. Sprague, 70, of RD 1, Ulysses, formerly of Marshland, died Monday, Nov. 23, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Marshland Grange and was a retired laborer. He is survived by a cousin, Donald Hinkley of Galeton. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm today, (Wednesday, Nov. 25), at the Collins Funeral Home in Galeton. The Rev. David Ford will officiate. Burial will be made at Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – November 25, 1987
SQUIRE, Clifford R. - Clifford R.
Squire, 44, of Marietta passed away unexpectedly April 2, 2017. Born in
Syracuse, he was a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Town of Onondaga Highway
Dept. He married the love of his life, Jessica VanDergrift Squire on Oct.
15, 2016, loved the outdoors, his 8 acre farm, his dog Lilly, and horses
Bruce and Marc. There was nothing on wheels that he couldn't drive. He was a
member of the NYS Horse Puller Assoc. He will be greatly missed by all who
knew him. Surviving are his wife, Jessica; his parents, Dana and Kathleen
Squire; his sister, Kimberly Squire Lucak; niece and nephews, Emily and
Jacob Lucak, Colton and Mason George; mother and father-in law, Lucy and
James VanDergrift; sister and brother-in-law, Joleen and Geoffrey George;
several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may call Wednesday, April 5th
from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with a service to follow at 8:00 P.M. at the
Butler-Badman Funeral Home, Inc., 4504 W. Seneca Tpk., Syracuse, NY. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the NYS Horse Pullers Assoc. in care of
Larue Austin, 2736 Big Pond Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914, or the
Navarino Fire Dept., 3276 Amber Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215. Family and friends
are invited to call on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon at the
Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Rte. 6, Mainesburg, PA. A memorial
service will immediately follow at Noon with Rev. Tim Parker officiating.
Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. in Knowlton Cemetery, Covington, PA. - Mansfield
Gazette, 5 April 2017
Miss Julia Strait, 83, died Thursday, November 20, 1958 at the Parsell Convalescent home after a long illness. Born April 6, 1875, in Marshlands, she was the daughter of Justus D and Anna E Barnhart Strait. For about 40 years she taught school in the Wellsboro Elementary School before her retirement. She attended Mansfield State Normal School and m 1897 was graduated from the Lock Haven State Normal School. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving is one brother, Norman Strait, of Watrous. The Rev Edward T Read conducted the service; burial was in the Knowlton Cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator – November 27, 1958
STRAIT Raymond H.
Raymond H. Strait, 64, of Watrous died on Saturday, January 18 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial was made at the Knowlton cemetery at Gaines. He is survived by his father, Norman Strait, step-mother, Grace Strait of Watrous; three sons, Milton, Wellsboro; Roger of Horseheads, N.Y., and William of Oklahoma; one brother, Clifford, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; two sisters, Beatrice Lines, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Norma Howland, of Sayre, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. Wellsboro Gazette – January 23, 1969
THORNTON La Verne "Gov" Arland Thornton
73, of Honesdale, died Tuesday March 11, 1997, in the Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born March 29, 1923, in Watrous, he was the son of LaVerne Adelbert and Grace Dewey Thornton. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College with a bachelor of science in education degree in 1949 and Alfred University with a master's degree in 1950. He played baseball in Galeton, Wellsboro. White Mills and Honesdale and was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Honesdale, the Galeton Masonic Lodge #602, the Savona Commandry #89, the Galeton VFW Post #6611, plus many others in Honesdale. He retired from teaching at Honesdale High School in 1986. Preceding him in death was his wife, Grace Dewey Thornton, June 3, 1996. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Virginia Basile of Galeton; several nieces, nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law. Calling hours were held Saturday, March 15, at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, where funeral services were held immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. Jeffrey Canankamp officiated. Burial was made in Knowlton Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by members of Galeton VFW Post #6611. Wellsboro Gazette – March 19, 1997
TINDER Eloise L. Tinder
80, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Charleston Township, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at the nursing home. Born Dec. 15, 1915, at Galeton, she was the daughter of Stephen and Anna Grace Tinder. Surviving are several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro with the Rev. David Blowers officiating. Burial was made in the Knowlton Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – December 11, 1996
WAYNE E. VANDERNICK, 42, of Gaines, PA died Sunday Nov. 7, 1976 in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Coudersport, after a short illness. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was born June 4, 1934, in Ulysses, the son of Joseph Duane and Geneva Bell Vandernick. He was married to Isabelle Haner. Mr. Vandernick was a member of the Shinglehouse Fire Department, and the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Douglas and Wayne, Jr.; two daughters, Kim and Betty Jo at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. Duane Vandernick of Shinglehouse; three sisters, Mrs. George (Thelma) Martin, of Olean, NY; Mrs. Walter (Madeline) Perlino of Lewis Run, PA; Mrs. Pauline Nelson of Homer, NY; two brothers Bert E. Wagner of Portville, NY, Elmo Fay Vandernick of California and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held today. Wednesday, at 2 pm at the Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev M.H. Vinvent of the Ulysses Baptist Church officiating, Burial was in Knowlton Cemetery Gaines RD. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes
VERMILYEA C. E.
Gaines, July 24.—C. E. Vermilyea, an old civil war veteran,
died Thursday, July 19, at his home, near Marshlands, of Bright's disease, aged
80 years. Deceased was twice married, first to Mary E. Beach, about 56 years
ago, who died Oct. 26, 1911. In Oct., 1917 he was married to Mrs. Clara
A. Coon, who survives him, together with the following children: Erwin J.
Vermilyea, at home; Mrs. Hattie V. Barnhart, of Maroellus, N. Y.; Wm. H.
Vermilyea, of Mansfield; Mrs. Nina R. Kennedy, of Loman, Minn.; the following
step children: Edward Coon, Luzene Coon ,Mrs. Viola Jackson, of Cameron Mills,
N. Y., and Coryal Coon, of Arkport, N.Y., also one sister, Mrs. Hattie
Brewster, of Marcellus; ten grandchildren and one great granchild. Deceased was
born at Otego, Otsego county, N. Y., March 23, 1843 being the son of Erwin G,
and Phoebe A. Vermilyea. In 1844 he moved with his parents to Caton, N. Y.
where he resided until he was about I 15 years of age, when he again moved with
his parents onto the farm below Marshlands now owned by Sam Ripley. Toward the
close of the civil war he enlisted in Battery D., 1st Pa. Light Artillery and
served until the close of the war. A few years after his marriage he moved onto
a farm in what is now known as Babylon in West Branch township, Potter county.
The farm was wooded with virgin hemlock and hardwood timber and he with the
help of his two sons, cleared a home out of the wilderness. A few years ago, as
old age began to come on, he disposed of his farm and bought a house and lot on
Elk Run below Marshlands where he resided at the time of his death. He was
a member of the Marshlands Grange, while not a member of any church he
leaned toward the Methodist. The funeral was held on Sunday, July 22 at the
Marshlands M. E. church, Rev. G. H. Porter, officiating; burial was in
the Knowlton cemetery. The out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm H Vermilyea, daughter, Marian and son, Elwin, of Mansfield;
Mrs. Hattie Barnhart, of Marcellus; Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Kennedy, of Bowling
Green, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Coon and daughters, Evelyn and Alaia, Mrs.
Viola Jackson, son Victor and daughter, Alberta, of Cameron Mills; Mrs. Hattie
Brewster, of Marcllus; Coryal Coon, of Arkport. Two more relatives, Benjamin
Jackson, of Cameron Mills, and Gordon Blade, of Hornell, came but got here too
late for the funeral. Wellsboro Agitator – July 25, 1923
VOORHEES – LaVerne C. [Porky] [Lee] Voorhees, age 65, of Millerton, RD1, died Saturday, June 21, 1986 at the Veterans Hospital, Wilkes Barre, PA, following an extended illness. He was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church, a Supply Pastor and pastored many area churches, including Jobs Corners, Jackson Summit and the South Creek Fellowship. He was a retired probation officer for Tioga County, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and a US Navy veteran of World War II where he served as a Medical Corpsman. He is survived by his wife of 43 years. Marilyn [Moore] Voorhees; daughter and son-in-law, Peggie Jean and Chuck Meyer of Annapolis, MD; sons and daughters-in-law, R. Bud and Kay Voorhees of Wellsboro, PA; Steve and Cathy Voorhees of York, PA; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Marion Sincerbeaux of Auburn, NY; Betty Denner of Watertown, NY; several nieces and nephews. It was Porky’s request that memorial contributions be made to the Millerton Wesleyan Church. Funeral services were held at the Millerton Wesleyan Church on Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. Interment in the Elk Run [Knowlton] Cemetery [Gaines Township]. – Wellsboro Gazette, 2 July 1986, p12
VROOMAN A. E.
A E Vrooman, of Elk township died at St. Joseph’s
Hospital in Elmira Wednesday morning, Jan. 9. Funeral services were held
at the Knowlton cemetery Saturday. He had been a resident of Marshlands
and vicinity for many years. Wellsboro Agitator – January 16, 1946
WATROUS Sarah G
Gaines, Nov. 22.—The burial of Mrs. D. K. Marsh, who died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma M. Champaign, at Ithaca, N. Y., took
place at the Knowlton cemetery here, Friday, Nov. 19. The burial was in charge
of Undertakers H. Bookmiller & Son. Deceased was the daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Watrous, pioneer residents on Elk Run, and the wife of D. K.
Marsh, the well-known merchant and postmaster at Marshlands, who preceded her
in death several years. After the death of her husband she went to Ithaca
to reside with her daughter. She was about 80 years of age. She leaves two
sons, H. F. Marsh, Esq., of Wellsboro, and Editor W. W. Marsh, of the Westfield
Free Press; one daughter, Mrs. Emma M. Champaign, of Ithaca, N. Y., and at last
accounts two brothers and one sister, Miles Watrous, of Oregon; Chas. B.
Watrous, of Loman, Minn., and Mrs. Walter Marsh, of Nebraska, were alive. She
also leaves several grandchildren and other relatives to mourn her loss.
She was a member of the Marshlands M. E. church a good share of her life.
"Aunt Sarah," as she was familiarly called by those who knew her
best, was universally loved and respected by all of her friends and
acquaintances. One by one our old pioneer residents have passed over the river,
until only a few are left, and the ones left are really of the second
generation. Wellsboro Agitator – November 24, 1920
WETMORE Anna Grace Tinder
94, of Park Hill Manor Wellsboro died Tuesday, March 26,
1991 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct
28 1896 at Gaines she was the daughter of A Vine and Cora Marsh Wetmore.
She was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Gaines Thimble Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Tinder and a son Andrew
Tinder, both in 1941. Surviving are five daughters, Veronica Stager,
Eloise L Tinder both of Wellsboro, Cora Walters, Marylou Pope both of Galeton,
Dorothy Powers of Edgewater Fla; four sons, Robert Tinder of Vestal N Y Eldon
Tinder of Claremont Calif., Alvoid Tinder of Coudersport Stanley Tinder of
Middleport N Y; 28 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren several nieces and
nephews. Calling hours will be held at Tussey Mosher Funeral Home,
Wellsboro, Thursday, March 28, from 7 p m to 9 p m. Services will be held
at the funeral home Friday, March 29, at 11 a m with the Rev William R Lusk
officiating. Burial will be made at Knowlton Cemetery Gaines
Township. Wellsboro Gazette – March 27, 1991
WETMORE A Vine
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., May 21, 1924, Pg 1
A. Vine Wetmore died Tuesday, May 13, and the funeral was
held May 15. He was 80 years of age and had resided on the farm where he died
nearly all of his life. He was the son of the late Warren and Susan Wetmore,
pioneer settlers on Elk Run. He leaves his wife, one son, Lynn; two daughters,
Mrs. Grace Tinder and Mrs. Clara Persing, and several grandchildren. He had
been fairly well and able to work until within the last few months, even
running his cider mill last fall. The immediate cause of his death was liver
complaint, which had been coming on for some time. He was a kind husband,
father and neighbor and will be greatly missed by his friends and
acquaintances. Jesse M. Marsh of Lambscreek, was out to attend the funeral of
his brother-in-law, A. V. Wetmore, and also visited his mother, Mrs. Kathryn
Marsh and other relatives.
WHIPPLE Arnold L. Whipple
79, of Wellsboro died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at home.
Born Oct. 25, 1920, in Addison, N.Y., he was the son of Lewis J. and Esther
(Wright) Whipple. He married Wilda B. (Robinson) Whipple on June 28, 1947, with
whom he had celebrated 52 years of marriage. He was a member of the Independent
Bible Church, Wellsboro, and was a "snowbird" member of the Temple
Baptist Church of Deltona, Fla. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with
the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was
self-employed as a mail contractor and truck driver. Preceding him in death
were two brothers, Wesley Whipple and Irving Whipple. Surviving are his wife, Wilda,
two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Leon Duell of Kharkov, Ukraine, and
Janet and Densyl Butler of Gaines; one brother and sister-in-law, Lynnand Lois
Whipple of Wellsboro; two sisters, Elsie Clark of Syracuse, N.Y., and Carolyn
Hazelton of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Carleton Funeral Home,
Wellsboro, on Wednesday, May 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p m. and Thursday, May 25,
from 1 p m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m.
at the funeral home with the Rev. James Truax and the Rev. Chester Thrift
officiating. Burial will be made at the Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines Township,
Tioga County. Wellsboro Gazette – May 24, 2000
WILLIAMS Blanche W. Marsh
aged 76 years, of Marshlands, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. S. A. Kennedy, in Galeton, Wednesday, Jan. 5th. She was
the widow of Harry H. Marsh, who died two months ago, and the daughter of the
late Frederick and Marinda Williams. She was a member of the Baptist
church and the Marshfield Grange. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Kennedy,
is a daughter, Mrs. L. L. Dimmick, of Galeton; a son Ernest, of Elmira, and two
sisters, Mrs. Frank Hammond, of Elkland, and Mrs. Richamel Carl, of Seligman,
Arizona. Prayer services were held at the Kennedy home Saturday and the
funeral at the Marshlands Community church, Rev. Edward Closs, of Gaines,
officiating; burial in the Knowlton cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator –
January 12, 1949
WILLIAMS - MARTIN
Louise W. 86, of R.R. Gaines (Marshlands), PA, died Sunday, September 2, 2001. Born January 5, 1915 in Marshlands, she was the daughter of Marshall and Pearl Jackson Williams. She was married to Dr. Henry Martin, who predeceased her in 1993. Mrs. Martin was employed by the US Postal Service for many years, retiring as Postmaster from the Gaines office. She was a longtime member of the former Marshlands Methodist Church and a current member of the Asaph Methodist Church. She was a member and past president of the Gaines-Elk Council of Republican Women, secretary of the Marshlands Grange, and member and district deputy of the former Gaines Rebekahs. She was a church youth leader in Marshlands and organized the Marshlands Community Recreation Club. She served as a school director for Gaines Twp, president of the Galeton PTA, and as a Tioga County Auditor. She founded and led the Gaines Kitchen Band, which performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She was a freelance writer, composer, and an accomplished craftswoman. Surviving are: 4 daughters, Dr. Ann Martin McAllen of Greenville, NC, Beth White of Rush, NY, Connie Osgood of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Doris Martin of Daytona Beach, FL; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several foster sisters and brothers, including Elmer Phillips of Myerstown, PA. Friends may call Tuesday, September 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, PA, where Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday. The Rev. Kermit Shrawder will officiate. Burial will be in Knowlton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Aasph Methodist Church.
WINNE Rhonda L. Winne
46, of Gaines, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 at
home. Born May 10, 1967 in Gaines, she was the daughter of Lewis and
Christina Button Winne. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Galeton.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by sisters, Lydia Button
and Elsie Carpenter. Surviving in addition to her mother of Gaines, are a
sister, Loretta Smith of Sweden Valley; brother, Lewis Winne, Jr. of
Gaines; five nephews, four nieces; several great nieces and nephews; great
great nephews and nieces. Services were held at the Lloyd Brown
Funeral Home, Galeton on Sunday, Sept. 14. Burial was made at Knowlton
Cemetery, Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – September 17, 2003
Mrs. Gertie Reed, age 83, of RD 1 Gaines, PA. Monday January 28, 1974 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The body is at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton where friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel Milheim. Burial in Knowleton Cemetery, Gaines RD. She is survived by one son, Royal of Gaines RD, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Kern of Gaines RD; several nieces and nephews. She is a member of the Marshland Methodist Church and the Marshfield Grange.
Mrs. Sadie Zimmerman Sherman, seed 57 years, died at 10
a. m. last Friday, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gertie Reed, of Gaines.
Besides Mrs. Reed, she leaves two other sisters. Mrs. Verria Robinson, of
Watrous. and Mrs. Elmer Kern, of Gaines: a half-sister, Mrs. Laura Terwilliger.
of Cortland; a half-brother, William Anderson, of Kansas; and several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Marshlands Methodist
church., Rev. Merle O. Holmes officiating; burial in the Knowlton
cemetery. January 23, 1941
ZIMMERMAN - MRS. VERNA EVERSON
Mrs. Verna Everson, 86, of 34 Wetmore Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1972, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of David Everson. She was born Sept. 12, 1885, a daughter of Frederick and Suzanna McCracken Zimmerman. Mrs. Everson was a member of the Charleston Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Peer, of Wellsboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Kerns, and Mrs. Gertie Reed, both of Gaines. The funeral was held on Saturday in the church. Burial was in Knowlton Cemetery, Gaines. The Rev. Richard Brasser, her pastor, and the Rev. Harold Royce officiated. Wellsboro Gazette – September 7, 1972.
? SMITH Virginia E. (Ginger) Smith
40, of Gaines, formerly of Mont Clare and Reading, died
Thursday, July 11, 2002, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
Calling hours were held Saturday, July 13 at the Galeton First Baptist Church
with services immediately following. The Rev. Richard Tintle, officiated.
Burial was made in Knowlton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity
of the donor's choice. Arrangements were made by the Collins-Olney
Funeral Home, Galeton. Wellsboro Gazette – July 17, 2002 (Born: 27 Jan
1962 Died: 11 Jul 2002)