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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.
ABBOTT Cory L. Abbott
Wellsboro Gazette – March 31, 1993
16, of 128 Potter Brook Rd.,
Westfield, died Saturday, March 27,1993, in Deerfield Township as a result of
injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 11, 1976, in
Coudersport, he was the son of Gary and Vicki Wheeler Abbott. He was a junior
at Cowanesque Valley High School, where he had been on the honor roll and was a
track team member in his sophomore year. He attended the Potter Brook
People's Church. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Nathan, at home;
paternal grandparents, Leonard and June Abbott of Potter Brook; maternal
grandfather, Horace Wheeler of Harrison Valley; several aunts, uncles and
cousins. Friends called at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, on Monday,
March 29. Services were held Tuesday, March 30, at the Potter Brook
People's Church with the Rev. Edward Howry, pastor, and the Rev. Duane Burdick
of Harrison Valley officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery,
ABBOTT Leonard (Tod) Abbott
Wellsboro Gazette – September 27, 1995
74, of Potter Brook Road,
Westfield, died Thursday, Sept 21,1996, at the Cole Memorial Hospital,
Coudersport. Born June 29, 1921 in Carr Corners, Hector Twp., he was the son of
Lewis B. and Etta Houghtaling Abbott. He served in the United States Army Air
Corps during World War II in the European Theatre. He was employed by the
Consolidated Natural Gas Co. at the Sabinsville station for 31 years, retiring
in 1984. He was a member of the Potter Brook-Peoples Church, serving as deacon.
He was preceded in death by one son, Terry, in 1976; one grandson, Cory, in
1993; and one brother, Roy, in 1990. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, June
Croft Abbott; one son, Garry Abbott of Potter Brook; one daughter, Dixie Hurler
of Potter Brook; three grandsons; two brothers, Lewis B. Abbott Jr. and Kenneth
Abbott, both of Potter Brook; one sister, Margaret Smith of Canton; several
nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the
Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. Services were held at the Potter Brook
Peoples Church on Sunday, Sept. 24. The Rev. Edward Howry, and the Rev. Duane
Burdick of Harrison Valley, officiated. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery,
Potter Brook. Donations may be made to the Potter Brook Peoples Church, in care
of Dianne Olney, Treasurer, 121 Potter Brook Road, Westfield.
ACKLEY Eldon Horace
Wellsboro Agitator – January 14, 1960
Eldon Horace Ackley, 68, proprietor of a hunting and fishing supply store in Westfield, died Sunday, January 10, 1960. He was born in Farmington Township July 21, 1891, the son of Frank and Nina Seaman Ackley. A resident of Westfield, Mr. Ackley was active in Rt. 49ers Association, a highway improvement group. He is survived by his widow, Ina Hunt Ackley; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Manning and Mrs. Cutlit of Westfield; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Mohnkern of Oil City; a brother, George, of Westfield; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. C. Lacy VanNorman and the Rev. Joseph Leichliter, officiating. Burial will be in Krusen Cemetery.
ALLEN Albert M. Allen Sr.
Wellsboro Gazette – August 9, 1995
78, of Franklin St., Westfield, died Wednesday Aug. 2, 1995
at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born December 25,
1916 in Westfield, he was the son of Bert and Annabelle Reese Allen. Among
others he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Glenn Earle of
Westfield and a sister, Madeline Blakeslee of Westfield. Burial was in
Riverview Cemetery, Westfield.
BIXBY GILBERT H.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 26, 1944
The funeral of Gilbert H. Bixby was held at the Baptist church in Westfield, Thursday, Rev. Clifford Weber officiating; burial in the Crusen cemetery at Westfield with committal rites by the Westfield I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was born 90 years ago at Sylvania, Pa., son of Harrison and Louisa Bixby. He married Ella Converse July 7, 1903, at Jasper, N.Y. He had resided in Westfield for 29 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Charlotte; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Decker, of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Fred Bixby, of Erin, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.
From her obituary in the Methodist Christian Advocate (as recorded by her granddaughter, Beatrice Sophia Maunder Bradshaw):
"Mrs. Sophia Boardman Turton, wife of Rev. J.J. Turton of Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and daughter of Ephraim and Leafe Boardman, was born in Maryland, Otsego County, N.Y., March 4, 1840 and died at Summit Station, N.Y., July 21, 1886. She was one of a family of nine children, of whom six brothers and sisters survive her. When four years old she was adopted by her uncle Elkanah Boardman with whom she spent the years of her childhood and youth at Westfield, Pennsylvania. When seventeen years of age during revival meetings she gave herself to Christ and his work and received the testimony of the Spirit, assuring her of her acceptance with God. At once she took upon herself the duties and work of a Christian life. On March 5, 1860 she was joined in marriage to Rev. J.J. Turton of the East Genesee Conference who was at that time stationed at Canisteo, N.Y. and afterward she shared with him the trials and triumphs of the itinerancy in (listing fourteen different parishes). While at Liberty Corners her health began to fail, and during the last twelve years of her life she continually declined until the day of her death."
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Tuesday, May 29, 1888
In Sunderlinville, PA., May 11, 1888 of pneumonia, Cynthia Pease, of Westfield, PA, aged 88 years.
BOWMAN Milton G
Wellsboro Agitator – August 11, 1897
Died – Bowman, at Westfield, Pa., July ?, 1897, Mr. Milton G. Bowman, aged 70 years.
BURTON Richard F. Burton
Wellsboro Gazette – September 16, 1992
50, of Elkland RRl died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1992, at
Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Dec. 9, 1941, in Hornell, N.Y., he was the
son of Richard and Louise Coleman Burton, He was employed as a truck driver for
Johnson Truck Lines, Tioga. He was a member of the Corning Moose and an avid CB
radio operator. Surviving besides his mother, Louise Weatherby; are three sons,
Richard W. Burton of Wellsville, N.Y., John T. Burton of Scio, N.Y., and Jerry
A. Seeley of Elkland; two daughters, Mary L. Burton of Angelica, N.Y., and Tina
M. Burton of Elkland; five grandchildren; stepfather, Clarence Weatherby of
Wayne, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Flossie Nichols of Wellsville. N.Y.; two
brothers, Steven Burton of Andover, N.Y., and Mike Burton, Wayland, N.Y.; four
sisters, Audrey Wyant of Hinsdale, N.Y., Reba Lehman, Kathy Foster and
Christine Wieszcyzk, all of Andover; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were held at the Kenyon Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Services were held at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 10. Burial was made
at Riverview Cemetery, Potterbrook.
BUTLER Harvey Merritt
Wellsboro Agitator – February 12, 1941
Harvey Merritt Butler died Wednesday after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He was born in 1867 in Farmington, son of Rufus and Nancy Butler. He was married in 1891 to Miss Martha Gee and they moved to Mixtown, Clymer township, in 1899, where he had since resided. He leaves his widow; daughters, Mrs. Lena Owlett, of Knoxville; Mrs. Dora Parson, of Elkland; Mrs. Beva Trowbridge, of Elmer; Mrs. Irene Campbell, of Westfield; Mrs. Myra Rushmore, of Sabinsville, Mrs. May Mertsoc, of Glens Falls, N.Y.; sons, Arnold and Bernard, of Sabinsville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Whitney, of Elmira; brothers, Emmitt Butler, of Lawrenceville, and Judd Butler, of Tioga.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 27, 1926
The funeral of the late Lulu Butler Johnson (Johnston), who died Friday in the Blossburg hospital, were held in the M. E. church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Lundy, officiating; interment in the Krusen cemetery. Mrs. Johnson leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Lewis Johnson, four small children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Butler, of Clymer, six sisters and three brothers besides a host of friends.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 28, 1926
Westfield, Oct. 27 – The remains of Lucy Butler Johnson were brought here from the Blossburg Hospital on Friday and the funeral services were held in the M. E. church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Lundy, officiating; interment in the Krusen cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was yet in the bloom of youth, being only a little past 30 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Lewis Johnson, and four young children., besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Butler, of Clymer; six sisters and three brothers. The deceased was of a most amiable disposition, beloved of many friends as the attendance at her funeral, in such inclement weather testified. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family.
CALKINS Helen C. Houghtaling
Wellsboro Gazette – April 29, 1992
88, of Riverside Manor, Westfield, died Sunday, April
26, 1992, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Sept. 9,
1903, she was the daughter of Myron and Nellie Bates Calkins. She was a
homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Essio, in 1976; one
daughter, Bereldene Simmons, in 1988, and one son, Durwood Houghtaling, in
1990. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Harold Plank, of
Westfield; one daughter, Penny Pierce, of Westfield; one daughter-in-law,
Margery Houghtaling, of Westfield; one son-in-law, Meredith Simmons, of
Westfield; three sisters, Clara Hollenbeck, of Oneida, N.Y., Freda Heath, of
Cortland, N.Y., and Reva Baker, of Painted Post, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews
and cousins. Calling hours were held Tuesday, April 28, at the Kenyon Funeral
Home, Westfield. Services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 29,
with the Rev. Charles R. Burgard officiating. Burial was made at Riverview
Cemetery, Potterbrook. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville
Volunteer Ambulance Association or the Riverview Cemetery Association.
CARSON Earl W Carson
Wellsboro Gazette – September 2, 1992
79, of Sabinsville died Saturday, Aug 29, 1992, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath, N.Y. Born Nov 5, 1912, in Hornby, N. Y., he was the son of Kit Eugene und Effie May Groom Carson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former employee of Eberle Leather Company of Westfield, and a retired farmer. His wife, Hattie M Carson, died Jan 22, 1991. Surviving are one son, Earl E. Carson of Chandler, Ariz , two daughters, Marilyn Bess of Knoxville and Hattie Mae Coats of Ulysses; three sisters, Luella Welly of McClenny, Fla., Sylvia Knickerbocker of Portland, Ore , and Bernicc Bowden of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the H P Smith and Son Inc. Funeral Home, Woodhull, N.Y., on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be held at2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Gerald Hamblin will officiate. Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
CARY George W. Cary
Wellsboro Gazette – December 6, 1995
70, of Westfield, RR 1, formerly
of Harrison Valley, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1995, in Soldiers and Sailors
Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Harrison Township, he was
the son of Clarence and Myra Seeley Cary. He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in
Painted Post for 17 years and was employed as a custodian for the Harrison
Valley and Northern Potter Children's Schools for 19 years, retiring in 1990.
He had attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Harrison
Valley. Preceding him in death was a sister, Ada Winter, in 1993. Surviving are
his wife of 36 years, Emily Hand Cary; three sons, Keith Cary and George Cary,
Jr., both of Newton, N.C., Donald Cary of Harrison Valley; one daughter, Mrs.
Wayne (Diane) Counts of Conover, N.C.; twelve grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold Cary of Potter Brook and Herman Cary
of Cowanesque; four sisters, Mrs. Gus (Genevieve) Viera of Potter Brook, Mrs.
Joe (Edna) Giarddno of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Walters of Harrison
Valley, and Mrs. Chester (Alice) Cervoni of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; several nieces
and nephews. Calling hours were held Friday, Dec. 1, at the Kear-Olney Funeral
Home, Ulysses. Funeral services were held there Saturday, Dec. 2. The Rev.
Daniel Conklin officiated. Burial was made in the Riverview Cemetery, Potter
CARY James Hamilton Cary
Wellsboro Gazette – June 14, 1962
of Harrison Valley died
Wednesday, June 6, 1962 in Wellsboro Hospital. He was 76 years of age. Born in
Woodhull, N. Y. January 4, 1886, he was the son of William and Belle Smith Cary
and the husband of the late Katherine Rawley Cary. Mr. Cary was a retired
farmer and a member of Eulalie Grange at Potter Brook and the Potter Brook Rod
and Gun Club. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Beulah Congdon of West
Clarksville, N. Y., Mrs. Safah Schaner of Westfield, Mrs. Rose Dunham of
Harrison Valley, Mrs. Edith Tanner of Nelson, Mrs. Jessie Monroe of Knoxville,
and Mrs. Phyllis Wilbur of Natick, Mass.; five sons, Vernon of Middlebury
Center, Harold of Westfield, Russell of Tioga Junction, Cyle of Bloomsburg, and
Lyle of Tioga; three brothers, Abner Cary of Hornell, N. Y., Arlen of Potter
Brook and Clarence of Harrison Valley; 35 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. Tnc funeral was held in the People's Church at
Potter Brook Saturday with Rev. Clair Statham officiating. Burial was in Riverview
Cemetery, Potter Brook.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 20, 1949
Mrs. Ella Converse Bixby , aged 88 years, widow of Gilbert Bixby, life-long resident of Westfield, died Sunday at her home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alphus Converse. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Farrell; one son, Erwin, of Westfield; a brother, Arthur Converse, of Elmira. She was a member of the Baptist church and was affiliated with all its organizations. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church, Rev. Norman Meade, officiating.
CRIPPEN Olen C. Crippen
Wellsboro Gazette – December 30, 1992
67, of Westfield RR 1, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1992, at home. Born Jan. 18, 1925, in Hector Township, he was the son of Clyde and Lula Mae Bartholomew Crippen. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He retired from Dresser-Rand, Painted Post, N.Y. in 1987 and was co-owner of the former Ole's Cycle Shop. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, I. Monica Grosser; three brothers, Louis Crippen of Sabinsville, Basil
Crippen of Westfield and Walter
Crippen of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. Private services were held
Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. The Rev. David Brelo,
pastor of the Mountain View Assembly of God Church, officiated. Burial was made
at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
CRIPPEN Rial B. "Pup" Crippen Jr.,
Wellsboro Gazette – November 10, 1993
26, of Westfield RR 1 died Sunday, Nov. 7,1993, in Westfield Township. Born March 20,1968, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Rial and Pearl Mattison Crippen. Ha was a 1986 graduate of Northern Potter High School. He was employed by Embacee Inc. in Wellsboro. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with the company of hit two dogs. Surviving besides his parents of Westfield are two brothers, Rick Crippen and Jeffery Crippen, both of Westfield; two sisters, Juanita Hand of Mills and Shirley Thompson of Jackson Summit; paternal grandparents, Louis and Arvilla Crippen of Sabinsville; maternal grandmother, Florence Mattison of Westfield; two nephews, three nieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins. There were no calling hours. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Mountain View Assembly of God Church, Westfield, with the Rev. David Brelo, pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
CRIPPEN Walter R. Crippen
Wellsboro Gazette – November 24, 1993
74, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Westfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1993, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 7, 1919, in Westfield,
he was the son of Clyde F and
Lulu Mae Bartholomew Crippen. He attended the Mountain View Assembly of God
Church. He was retired from the Cowanesque Valley Iron Works.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Dons, in 1957, and one brother, Olen
Crippen, in 1992. Surviving are two brothers, Basil Crippen of Westfield and
Louis Crippen, of Sabinsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, on Friday, Nov 19.
Services were held there Saturday, Nov 20, with the Rev. David Brelo
officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery, Westfield. Memorial
donations may be made to the Mountain View Assembly of God Church.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 24, 1916
--Mrs. Ruth Bowman died at her home in Westfield last week Tuesday, after a long illness. She was born in Harrison township, January 6, 1833. Her maiden name was Ruth Cummings. She was the first female child born in that township. April 23, 1853, she married Milton G. Bowman, and in 1867 with her husband moved to Westfield, where she had since resided. She was a member of the M. E. church. Her husband died in July, 1897. Mrs. Bowman is survived by a son, Ross, and a daughter, Mrs. E. G. McMinn. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock; interment in the Krusen cemetery.
DIMMOCK Jennie A. Rumsey
Wellsboro Gazette – February 27, 1941
age 70 years, widow of James L. Rumsey, and a resident of Oxford for over 40 years, passed away at the W.R.C. Home hospital Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28. She had been ill since January 3. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 31 at the Methodist church. The Rev. Norman Graves officiated; burial in the Riverview cemetery. The body was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Leach. Mrs. Rumsey was born in Stony Fork, Feb. 19, 1870, the daughter of Selden and Ascah Dimmock. Her father was a blacksmith and the family lived at various places in Pennsylvania during her childhood. She was united marriage with James L. Rumsey, Dec. 24, 1835 at Wellsboro, and they moved to East McDonough. N. Y. in 1893, where they settled on the farm occupied until recently by the late Martin Griffin. They moved to Oxford in 1898 and Mr. Rumsey died there Jan. 12, 1924. Mrs. Rumsey was a member of the Methodist church for 43 years. She was also affiliated with Lafayette Chapter O.E.S. and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are two sons, Orrin Rumsey, of Oxford; James D. Rumsey, of Elmira; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Leach, of Oxford; and seven grandchildren – Oxford Review Times. Mr. and Mrs. Rumsey were former residents of Wellsboro, living at 27 Austin street from 1913 to 1917. Mrs. Rumsey was a worker in the Methodist church and loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Rumsey has many relatives in Stony Fork who mourn her passing. They include the Symonds, Gitchell, Wilcox, Lawton, Borden and Hardy families; besides a nephew, Fay Rumsey and a niece, Mrs. Florence Brandt, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rose Rumsey, of Wellsboro.
GIGEE William L. Gigee
Wellsboro Gazette – August 23, 1989
20, of RD 1, Osceola died
Saturday, August 19, 1989. Born January 18, 1969, in Blossburg, he was
the son of William E. and Rachel E. Holley. Surviving, besides his parents of
RD 1, Elkland are his wife Mary Taft Gigee; daughter, Nicole Gigee at
home;" grandmother, Beatrice M. Walker of RD 1, Elkland; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins; Services were held Monday, August 21,at the Tussey-Mosher
Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The Rev.Alfred Carl of Elkland officiated. Burial was
made in Riverview Cemetery Potter Brook.
HANES Michael Herbert Hanes
Wellsboro Gazette – August 20, 1997
44, of Sabinsville RR 1 died
Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at home. Born July 15, 1953, in Wellsboro, he was the
son of Herbert and Naomi Johnson Hanes. A 1971 graduate of Galeton High School,
he served with the U.S. Air Force for 15 years. He was employed by Morrison-
Knudson in Hornell, N.Y., and Toshiba Display Services in Horseheads, N.Y.,
until 1993, when his health would not permit further work. Preceding him
in death was a son, Nathan Hanes, in 1976. Surviving besides his parents of
Sunderlinville are four daughters and son-in-law, Heidi and Larry Rogers and
Amanda Hanes, both of Fairport, N.Y., Melissa Hanes and Abigail Hanes, both at
home; two brothers, Stuart Hanes of Scottsville, Va., and Ronald Hanes of
Tioga; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemary and C. Earl Kinter of
Paradise, Wilma and Larry Riley of Big Flats, N.Y., Betty and Robert Schurer of
Oval, and Sandra and Sam Fay of Lawrenceville; paternal grandmother, Vera Young
of Wellsboro: several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Friends may call
Thursday, Aug. 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kear-Olney
Funeral Home, Ulysses. Services will be held there Friday, Aug, 22, at 1
p.m with the Rev. Leon Duell and the Rev. Jack Hartman officiating. Burial will
be made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
HESS Kenneth W. Hess
Wellsboro Gazette – July 3, 1996
69, of Westfield, died Saturday,
June 29, 1996, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Jan. 18, 1927,
in Moore Hollow, he was the son of Walter and Eva Cole Hess. He served with the
United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He owned and
operated a dairy farm in Hector Township for many years. Preceding him in death
were three brothers, Walter Hess, Bernard Hess and Arlen Hess; and one sister,
Edith Knapp. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mabel A. Madison Hess; three
sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Connie Hess, Kelvin and Robin Hess and
Wayne and Patti Hess, all of Westfield; a daughter, Mrs. Tammie Clark of
Westfield; five grandchildren, Ken, Bernie, Sabra, Dayna and Jenny; three
sisters, Beate Abbott of Westfield, Caroline Benton of Ithaca, N.Y., and Betty
Mox of Henrietta, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jean Outman of Ulysses and
Eloise Burrell of Sabinsville; a brother-in-law, Ralph Madison of Elmer;
several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, June 30, at
the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. Funeral services were held there Sunday,
immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. Daniel Conklin
officiated. Burial was made in the Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
HOLCOMB Frank B.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 19, 1923
Frank B. Holcomb, died at his home in Westfield at 9 p.m. on Dec. 10, of pneumonia, after a short illness. He was born at Trumansburg, Tompkins county, N.Y., Dec. 7, 1860, a son of the late Escha and Ruth Ann Scott Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb became a druggist when a young man and sold drugs on the road for a time. About 39 years ago he located in Westfield, in partnership in the drug business with Carl Welch. Two years later he purchased Mr. Welch’s interest, Mr. Welch starting a drug store in Wellsboro, and since that time, Mr. Holcomb had continued the business. For many years, Mr. Holcomb also conducted a grocery business, which he sold to Rogers & Davis about fifteen years ago. Mr. Holcomb was a keen business man, and one of the most successful ones in that part of Tioga county. Besides other interests he was a stockholder in the Farmers & Traders National Bank of Westfield. In 1886, he married Miss Anna Rose, who died in October, 1919. To them was born one son, Harold, who died in infancy. Mr. Holcomb is survived by a brother, Edwin S. Holcomb, and a sister, Mrs. O. Fersenheim, of Buffalo. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 o’clock Rev. Mr. Johnson officiating; interment in the Krusen cemetery at Westfield.
HOUGHTALING Effie W. Mather
Wellsboro Gazette – September 29, 1993
82, of 231 Sandusky St., Fostoria, Ohio, formerly of
Westfield, died Sunday, Sept 26, 1993, at St Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria,
Ohio. Born May 27, 1911, in Elmer, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna
Webster Houghtaling. retired from Corning Glass Inc. Preceding her in death
were her husband, Burnell Mather, in 1974; one son, Judaon J. "Jerry"
Mather, one daughter, Qilda R. Mather, one brother, Clinton Houghtaling. Surviving
are one daughter, Bobbie Bowers of Fostoria, Ohio; one brother, John
Houghtaling of Coudersport; two sisters, Julia Simmons, of Westfield and Actia
Hauber of Corning, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield,
on Wednesday. Sept 29. Services were held there Wednesday. Sept 29, with the
Rev. Sandra Foster officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery,
Westfield. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
HOUGHTALING Hugh F. Houghtaling
Wellsboro Gazette – June 16, 1993
82, of 157 Potter Brook Rd.,
Westfield, died Saturday, June 12,1993, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital,
Coudersport. Born May 9,1911, in Hector, he was the son of Wilbur and Emma Wood
Houghtaling. He was a member of the Potter Brook People's Church, serving as
deacon and treasurer for many years. He was employed as a truck driver by
Northern Tier Oil Company for many years until retiring in 1975. He then was
employed by the Northern Tier Children's Home as a part-time maintenance worker
for eight years. On March 30, 1935, in Wellsville, N.Y., he married the former
Arlene A. Skinner. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Harold and Basil,
and sisters, Ila Houghtaling and Gladys McCaslin. Surviving besides his wife
are three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Thomas Robert Seifert of
Henderson, N.Y., Fern and M. Duane Burdick of Harrison Valley and Gwen and
Duane Cizek of Germania; one brother, Marion Houghtaling of Hector; five
grandchildren, Mrs. Beth Miller of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Mrs. Nancy Shirley of
Lacona, N.Y., Amy C. Seifert of Chester, N.J., Mark S. Burdick of Westfield and
Scott Cizek of Germania; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday, June
14, at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. Services were held Tuesday, June
15, at the Potter Brook People's Church with the Rev. Edward Howry, pastor,
officiating. Bunal was made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Memorial
donations may be made to the Potter Brook People's Church, in care of Diane
Olney, treasurer, 121 Potter Brook, Westfield, Pa.
JOHNSON Paul D. "Brummy" Johnson
Wellsboro Gazette – August 16, 1995
48, of California Rd., Westfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 9,1995 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born December 30, 1946, in Blossburg, he was the son of Edward and Ruby Jones Johnson. He was a self-employed carpenter for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting, archery and working on antique cars. Surviving besides his mother, are his wife, Sylvia Ross Johnson; one son, Mark D. Johnson of Troupsburg, N.Y.; one daughter, Paula Kushmore of Galeton; a brother, Bernard Johnson of Westfield; a sister, Yvonne Smith of Mansfield; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. Services were held Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Mountain View Assembly of God Church in Westfield with the Rev. Vane Gunn officiating. Burial was made m Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook Pa.
JOHNSON Steven P. Johnson
Wellsboro Gazette – October 27, 1993
15, of Westfield RR 3 died
Friday, Oct. 22, 1993, in Westfield Township as a result of injuries sustained
in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 1, 1977, in Coudersport, he was the son of
Paul D. and Sylvia Ross Johnson. He was a freshman at Cowanesque Valley High
School, Westfield. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the
Mountain View Assembly of God Church, Westfield. Surviving besides his parents
of Westfield are one brother, Mark D. Johnson of Westfield; one sister, Paula
Rushmore of Galeton; paternal grandmother, Ruby Johnson of Galeton; maternal
grandmother, Mabel Ross of Mill Hall; three nephews and one niece; several
aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends called at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home,
Ulysses, on Sunday, Oct, 24. Services were held Monday, Oct. 25, at the
Mountain View Assembly of God Church, Westfield, with the Rev. David Brelo,
pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 4, 1955
Lewis Johnston, 71, died at his home in Westfield, Thursday, July 21, 1955, after a lengthy illness. He was born June 29, 1884, and lived throughout his lifetime in the Westfield area. In 1916 he married Miss Lulu Butler, who died 29 years ago. Mr. Johnston is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rex Trowbridge, of Sabinsville and Mrs. Wallace Stafford of East Beechwood; two sons, Paul, of Sabinsville and Earl of Genesee; 13 grandchildren, and three cousins, Howard and Charles Stevenson of Westfield, and Frank Stevenson of Punxatawney. Funeral services were Sunday. Burial was in Krusen Cemetery.
Arthur B. KELTS Dies at Wellsboro
Arthur B. Kelts, who retired in 1965 after serving for 36 years as sales manager for the Eberle Tanning Co. in Elkland, died last Friday at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He had been employed by the local firm for 52 years. He was 78. At the time of his retirement it was announced that he would continue his association with the Eberle firm as a director. Mr. Kelts joined Eberle in December 1912. He left during World War I and saw combat service in France. He rejoined the company after the war and was named secretary and a director while still in his twenties. Born in MorrIs June 17, 1894, Mr. Kelts was recognized as one of the nation's authorities on leather, His grandfather, Jacob Kelts, operated a tannery in Westfield in the 1860’s and was the first tanner to employ an immigrant leather crafts-man from Germany. The immi-grant was Frank H. Eberle, who later founded the Eberle Tanning Co. Mr. Kelts was a member of the Westfield Masonic Lodge, Coudersport Consistory, River Valley Country Club, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and St. John’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by four sons, Morgan of Ithaca, N.Y., Richard of Miami, Florida; Arthur of Lowell, Mass., Larry of Durham, N.H.; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Phyllis) Bush of Wellsboro and Mrs. Gerald (Suzanne) Mahoney of Waterloo, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Mildred Dillman of Wellsboro; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchil-dren. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Westfield on Monday with the Rev. William Harris offi-ciating. Burial was in Krusen Cemetery at Westfield.
KELTS ROLAND EDWARD
Wellsboro Agitator – February 24, 1926
Roland Edward infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kelts died at the home on Maple street Monday evening of meningitis. The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. Faye Chapman, pastor of the M. E. church officiating. Burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The bereaved parents and grandparents have the sympathy of all who knew the bright, winsome little fellow, who held so large a place in the scheme of their lives.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 30, 1933
Willard King, aged 89 years, died at his home in the Jemison Valley, about two miles and a half from Westfield, Wednesday evening at 8:30 o’clock. He was born in the residence where he died.
KING Willard Albert
Corning Evening Leader – Tuesday, August 29, 1933
Willard King - JEMISON VALLEY, Pa.. Aug. 21—The funeral of Willard King was held from his late home here Saturday at 1ft:30 o'clock and interment was in Krusen Cemetery, Westfield. Mr. King was 89 years of age and died Wednesday on the farm on which he had lived his entire life. In early life he married Sarah Partello of Westfield who died several years ago. For several years Mr. King, in partnership with his brother, P. W. King, conducted a lumbering business at Phillips Station. Pa. Mr. King was a highly respected resident and a pioneer settler In this section.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 29, 1937
The funeral of Morgan Kizer, 33, who died in Elmira, Dec. 18, was held Dec. 21, at his home in Westfield. Mr. Kizer was born in 1904 in Westfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kizer. His mother was formerly Bertha Pritchard, of Wellsboro. He was graduated from Westfield High School and later studied music in the Eastman Conservatory of Music in Rochester. In 1927, he traveled abroad, playing with a well-known orchestra. On March 31, 1929 he married Miss Margaret Walling, of Rochester. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Eddie and Sam, a sister, Mrs. Arthur Kelts, of Westfield, and his mother. Mr. Kizer had spent most of his life in Westfield. He was employed by the Eberle Tanning Company.
KIZER SAMUEL TUBBS
Wellsboro Agitator – March 18, 1936
Samuel Tubbs Kizer, aged 65 years, of Westfield, died at his home March 9. He was born in Westfield township, January 10, 1871, the son of Morgan and Nettie Tubbs Kizer. He married Bertha Pritchard , of Westfield, and to them were born two children, Irene, wife of Arthur B. Kelts, and Morgan Kizer, of Westfield. Besides his widow and two children, he is survived by five grandchildren. Mr. Kizer was a member of the Methodist church of Westfield.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 27, 1892
--Last Wednesday Mr. Richard Krusen, one of the most prominent citizens of Westfield borough, died very suddenly of neuralgia of the heart. He was sick only about an hour. On Tuesday he appeared to be in his usual good health. Mr. Krusen had been identified with the business interests of Westfield for many years. The funeral was held at the family residence last Sunday. Mr. Krusen leaves several adult children and a widow, who was formerly Miss Sarah I. Lewis, County Superintendent of Schools
Wellsboro Agitator – January 3, 1912
Sunday morning at 4 o’clock occurred the death of Rushmore Lewis, at the home of his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Cushing. He was taken ill with grip, which developed into typhoid fever, complicated with Bright’s disease. He is survived by his wife, his mother and grandmother. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday, at 1:30 o’clock ; burial in the Krusen cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 23, 1925
Mrs. Sarah I. Krusen, of Westfield, died last Wednesday morning, at 10 o’clock, of heart disease, after an illness of two years. She was born Jan. 4, 1846, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dolliver, and when a child she was legally adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Lewis, of Westfield. She taught district school when but fifteen years of age, later going to the Union Academy and afterwards graduating from the Mansfield State Normal School. She served as Superintendent of Public Instruction for Tioga County for two terms, being perhaps the first woman in Pennsylvania to be thus honored. For years she taught in the Wellsboro schools and was one of the prominent educators of Northern Pennsylvania. On July 8, 1883, she was married to Richard Krusen, who died Jan. 20, 1892. She is survived by a brother and his daughter, Bertha, of Ashville, N.C.; a nephew, Calvin Whitman, of Tioga, and niece, Mrs. Essent Eick, of Westfield.
MASTEN DR. FRANK G.
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIV - Thursday, July 16, 1914
Dr. Frank G. Mastin - Funeral was held on Friday at 4 PM from the late home with the Rev. A. E. Dunham officiating and burial in Krusen Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Frank G. Mastin was born on August 17, 1870 in Westfield, PA. the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Masten. On February 8, 1896 he married Miss Amy Steadman. Survived by wife, 2 brothers: Norman, of Mount Vernon, Missouri; and Ed Masten, of Toronto, Canada; and 1 sister, Mrs. I. C. Taft, of this borough.
McCASLIN Ila McCaslin Smith
Wellsboro Gazette - May 17, 2006
65 of Andrews Settlement,
formerly of Westfield, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 as a result of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident in Allegany Township. Friends called
Tuesday, May 16 at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses.
Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
McNINCH Alonzo C
Wellsboro Gazette – January 14, 1937
Mr. and Mrs. Harry McNinch and family of Belmont, N.Y., were called here Friday by the serious illness and death of his father, Alonzo McNinch, which occurred last Saturday at his home on Maple street.
McNINCH Alonzo C
Wellsboro Agitator – January 13, 1937
Alonzo C. McNinch, aged 76 years, of Westfield, died Saturday evening at his home after a short illness. Funeral services were held yesterday; burial in the Krusen cemetery. Mr. McNinch was born in Scotsburg, Livingston county, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1860, son of John and Clarissa Cruger McNinch. He married Ida Thomas Feb. 5, 1885. Mrs. McNinch died about four months ago. He was an active member of the Westfield Lodge I. O. O. F., the Grange and the Crazy Hose Co. He had also served for many years as borough health officer, which position he held at the time of his death. Mr. McNinch had been a resident of Westfield for about 55 years. Survivors include two sons, Harry T., of Belmont, N.Y., Gates E., of Westfield; a brother, Eugene, who lives with a sister, Mrs. E. J. Burton, of Naples; another sister, Mrs. Susie Minor, of Rochester, and seven grandchildren: Mary, James, Robert, John, Lewis, Lousie and Thomas, all of Belmont.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 22, 1911
The funeral of John McNinch was held at the home of his son, Alonzo, Thursday, Rev. Mr. Pitts, officiating; burial in the Krusen cemetery.
MERTZ Anna M.
Wellsboro Gazette – June 10, 1981
MRS. HARRY WILKINS, Anna M.
Wilkins, 78, wife of Harry Wilkins. of RD 1, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, June 2,
1981, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 26.1902, in
Northumberland, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca Hopewell Mertz. Mrs.
Wilkins was a member of Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church Surviving,
besides her husband, are two sons. G. William Morgan, of Indianapolis. Ind ,
and Frederick B. Morgan, of Kn,oxville. Tenn.: two daughters, Mrs Louise Walker
and Mrs Mane Wohlglemuth, both of Marietta. Ga . six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral
Home, Wellsboro Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Northumberland Pastor W E
Johnson, of the church, officiated.
METCALF Iva D. Rieper
Wellsboro Gazette – September 29, 1999
85, of Westfield, died Monday.
Sept. 27. 1999. At home. Born Sept. 2, 1914. in Potter Brook, she was the
daughter of Fred and Cora Mallory Metcalf. On Nov. 24. 1937, in Potter
Brook, she married Edmond Rieper. who preceded her in death in 1981. She was a
homemaker and a lifelong area resident. She was a member and a past matron of
the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses and a member of the Potter Brook
Happy Hour Club. Preceding her in death were one daughter, Bonnie R. Burchell,
on Jan.5, 1998; infant daughter. Sally Ann; and brother and sister-in-law,
Clair and Mabel Metcalf. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and
Frances Rieper of Midvale, Utah; one daughter and son-in-law, Louise and
Wilford Lampman of Jerome, Idaho: 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday. Sept. 30, from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p m. to 9 p.m. at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses,
where funeral services will be held on Friday. Oct. 1, with the Rev. Sandra
Foster officiating. An Eastern Star service will be held 8:30 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home. Burial will be made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
ORCUTT Harold W. Orcutt
Wellsboro Gazette – February 11, 1998
77, of Westfield died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 21, 1920, in
Coudersport, he was the son of Ernest and Hattie Dibble Orcutt. He owned
and operated a dairy farm for over 40 years and retired from PennDOT after 20
years of service. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, trapper and bowler. He was
a member of the NRA, Potter County Anglers, a life member of Harrison Township
Volunteer Company, and 50-year member of Victoria Grange. Surviving are his
wife of 55 years, Ruth E. Truax Orcutt; one son, Robert Orcutt of Victor, N.
Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Steve Feketi of Rochester, N.Y.; one
granddaughter and friend, Kim Feketi and Andy of Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers
and sisters-in-law,. Donald and Dixie Orcutt of East Smithfield and Raymond and
Jean Orcutt of Yakima, Wash.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were
held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, where funeral
services were held Sunday, Feb. 8 with the Rev. James Truax and the Rev. Duane
Burdick officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 29, 1916
--Mrs. Willard King died at her home in Westfield township, a short distance from Phillips, on Nov. 18. Her maiden name was Sarah Partello, of Whitesville, N.Y., and she married Willard King Oct. 26, 1883. She is survived by her husband.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Tuesday, July 23, 1878
Mr. Abraham Pease, of Westfield, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr R. Krusen, last week, Monday, at the advanced age of 82 years. Mr. Pease was an old and respected resident of Westfield township.
PEASE Esther A
Wellsboro Agitator – October 24, 1900
--Mrs. Esther A. Davis, aged 67, died on October 15th in Westfield, near which borough she was born. She was a daughter of the late Abraham Pease. She was married at eighteen years of age to the late Mr. Wilson Davis, who died 28 years ago. She is survived by two sons and one daughter.
PERRY Esther –MRS. E. M. TUCKER – A Most Estimable Lady died
Last Friday-Loved and Respected by All. Mrs. E. M. Tucker, this boro, died Friday, the 11th inst., at eleven o’clock after a protracted illness from cancer. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday at one o’clock p.m., Rev. W. O. Peet officiating. Interment in Krusen Cemetery. Mrs. Tucker was a friend to all and deservedly popular. While her death was in no way unexpected, yet when it did come it was a distinct shock to her family and the community. She will be greatly missed by all. She was born at Woodhull, N.Y., on September 22d, 1838 and was the daughter of Wooster and Maria Perry. She was married in 1862 to E. M. Tucker of that place. They resided in Woodhull till 1870, since which time they have resided in Tioga County, Pa. and for the past twenty-one years in Westfield borough. She made a public profession of religion in 1866 and united herself with the M. E. Church here in 1877, since which time she has been an active member. She leaves besides the husband, E. M. Tucker, a son, Perry and a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Westbrook of Elmira, N.Y., also four brothers, Edwin Perry of Elkland, Levi, Joseph and Nelson Perry of Hedgesville, N.Y. and a sister, Mrs. David Wass of Knoxville. –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article March 1898)
PRITCHARD BERTHA ANNA
Wellsboro Agitator – February 2, 1944
The funeral of Mrs. Bertha Anna Kizer, of Westfield, was held Sunday, Rev. C. E. Swearingen officiating; burial in the Crusen cemetery at Westfield. Bertha Anna Kizer was the daughter of Balfour and Mary Pritchard and was born at Catlin Hollow in 1970. She suffered a fall in her home last September, resulting in a hip fracture. She had been a patient at the hospital since that time. Bertha Pritchard and Samuel T. Kizer, deceased, were married in 1890. Mrs. Kizer is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. B. Kelts, of Westfield, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Morgan Kizer, two nieces and one nephew. She was a member of the Methodist church.
MRS. GUY R. SEELEY- INFANT SEELEY
Wellsboro Gazette – December 15, 1960
Mrs. Ada Seeley, 29, of Westfield RD 3, and her infant daughter, Betty Jean, died Saturday .December 10, 1960 at Blossburg Hospital. Mrs. Seeley was born in Sparta, N. Y. January 16, 1931, the daughter of Leonard and Lena Schoonover Ribble. She is survived by her husband, Guy R. Seeley; her mother, now of Dansville, N. Y.; two daughters, Virginia and Donna, all at home; three brothers, Donald and Herbert Ribble of Geneva, N. Y, and Ira Ribble of Dansville; three
sisters, Mrs. Gerald Purcell of
Geneva, and Mrs. Bina Gordon and Miss Petty Ribblfe of Dansville, and one
step-sister, Mrs. Catherine Jeffers of Elkland. The funeral was Wednesday at 2
p. m.. in The Peoples Church at Potter Brook. The Rev. Parsons officiated, and
burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
ROGERS Laura B. Tanner
Wellsboro Gazette - January 8, 1992
86, of RD, Westfield, died Saturday, Jan. 4,1992, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Charleston Township. Born April 4, 1905, in Westfield, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Rhoda Harvey Rogers. She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers Association, a life member of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Eulalia Grange in Potterbrook. She taught school for 29 years, mainly in the Northern Tioga District Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Benn J. and Kathleen A. Tanner, of Jersey Shore; one daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Tom Marshall, of Bath, N.Y.; one brother-in-law and wife, Edward and Edith Tanner, of Nelson, four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian Hilfiger, of Muskogee. Okla; two nieces and a nephew. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home with her son officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery in Potterbrook.
ROSE Anna May Holcomb
Mrs. Frank B. Holcomb died at her late home in Westfield last week Tuesday morning at two o’clock from intestinal tuberculosis, after an illness since July last. Her maiden name was Anna May Rose, daughter of Oscar and Rosaline Eastman Rose, and she was born in Westfield, Nov. 3, 1863, and all of her life except a short time spent in Whitesville, N.Y., was passed there. On February 7, 1886, she was married to Frank B. Holcomb, and to them was born one son, who died in infancy. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church. She is survived by her husband and a sister, Mrs. Mary Seely, of Berkley, California. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at two o’clock. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.
SEELEY Betty Jean
Mrs. Ada Ribble Seeley, 29, of Westfield RD 3, and her infant daughter, Betty Jean, died Saturday .December 10, 1960 at Blossburg Hospital. note: See mother's obituary
SHARP Bradley Stewart Sharp Jr.,
Wellsboro Gazette – October 21, 1992
16, of Wellsboro RR2 died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1992, at home.
Born July 7, 1976, in Coudersport, he was the son of Bradley S. Sr. and Roxic
Griffin Sharp. He attended Cowanesque Valley High School where he was a member
of the chorus and Ag Club. He enjoyed all outdoor activities. Surviving besides
his parents, are his stepmother, Rebecca Sharp of Wellsboro; three brothers,
Benjamin Sharp of Westfield, Barry Sharp and Daniel Sharp, both of Wellsboro;
maternal grandparents, Ralph and Winnona Griffin of Westfield; paternal
grandparents, Frank and Amy Sharp of Westfield; several aunts, uncles and
cousins. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Kenyon Funeral Home,
Westfield. Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. The
Rev. Charles Burgard and the Rev, John Anderson officiated. Burial was made at
Riverview Cemetery, Potterbrook.
SKINNER Arlene A. Houghtaling
79, of Pottar Brook Road,
Westfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 80,1994, at Broad Acne Nursing Home, Wellsboro.
Bom July 3, 1915, in Potter Brook, she was the daughter of Artie and Veva
Horton Skinner. On March 80,1986, she married Hugh F. Houghtaling, who died
June 12, 1993. She was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. She was
a member of the Potter Brook People's Church, where she had served as a Sunday
School teacher for many years. Preceding her in death was a sister, Fern
Skinner, in 1914. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and
Thomas Seifert of Henderson, N.Y., Fern and Duane Burdick of Harmon Valley and
Gwen and Duane Cizek of Germania; five granchildren, Beth Miller, Nancy
Shirley, Amy C. Seifer, Mark S. Burdick and Scott Cizek; two brothers, Horton
L. Skinner of Lawrenceville and Glenn Skip Skinner of Westfield; several nieces
and nephews. Friends may call at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, on
Thursday, Sept 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m, to 9 p.m. Services will be
held Friday, Sept 2, at 1 p.m. at the Potter Brook People's Church with the
Rev, Edward Howry officiating. Burial will be made at Riverview Cemetery,
SIMMONS Esson Earl
Wellsboro Agitator – December 12, 1882
Died – SIMMONS – At Westfield, November 26, 1882, Mr. E. E. Simmons, aged 30 years. (Adelaide L. Smith, wife of Esson E. Simmons died 20 Feb 1902)
Wellsboro Agitator – May 17, 1899
Brookfield, May 15. – Mr. John Simmons died on the 10th instant. He was stricken with paralysis just a week before while he was on a trip to Coudersport. Mr. Simmons was born in this town, March 20, 1820. He was the first male child born here, if I am correctly informed. He was a hard-working and intelligent citizen who had a great many friends. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace. He was a Republican, and he voted for every Republican Presidential candidate from Fremont to McKinley. The funeral was held on Friday, the 12th, Rev. W. O. Peet conducting the service. The excellent music was rendered by W. C. Griffin, his daughter and son-in-law and Mrs. R. L. Pride.
SIMMONS Ruth A. VanEtten
Wellsboro Gazette – August 11, 1999
84, of Kingston, Ohio, formerly of Westfield, died
Thursday, Aug. 5,1999. Born June 18, 1915, in St. Paul, Minn., she was the
daughter of Essen Earle and Jennie Metcalf Simmons. Among those surviving is
her husband, Dorr L. Van Etten. Graveside services were held Sunday, Aug. 8, at
Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, with the Rev. Lowell Watkins officiating.
SMITH Adelaide L
MRS. ADDIE SIMMONS a Former Westfield Lady Dies After a Brief Illness – Funeral Held Sunday. (Handwritten 1902) On Thursday afternoon the many Westfield friends of Mrs. Addie Simmons of Buffalo, were sadden to hear of her death. The news which was so unexpected came as a sudden shock to her many friends, the majority of whom had not even heard of her illness. About two weeks ago she was taken ill and the doctors pronounced her disease gall stones. Mrs. Simmons was apparently getting along all right until early Thursday morning when she gradually lapsed into unconsciousness and peacefully died. As Westfield had been her home for years it was decided to hold the funeral here so the remains were brought here Saturday and the funeral was held in the M.E. Church Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. R. C. Grames officiating. The church was crowded with friends and relative of the deceased who came to show the last homage to the departed one who stood so high in the esteem of all. Many beautiful floral tributes surrounded the casket and a glance at the face of those congregated was all that was necessary to show the high regard in which all held the deceased. The sermon by Rev. Grames was appropriate and touching, he had known Mrs. Simmons before her marriage and told with feeling the beautiful Christian character which was, at all times, manifest by the deceased. Interment was made in the Krusen Cemetery. Mrs. Addie Smith Simmons was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Smith and was born at Scio, N.Y., July 25, 1853. With her parents she moved to Wellsville in 1870 and on May 1, 1872, was united in marriage with Mr. Esson Simmons. In 1873 Mr. and Mrs. Simmons moved to Westfield returning in 1875. In 1877 they came to Westfield where they resided until Mr. Simmons’ death, November 28, 1882. To Mr. and Mrs. Simmons were born three children, William dying in infancy, Julia and Esson Earl surviving their mother’s death. Mrs. Simmons is also survived by her father, Samuel Smith and four sisters, Mrs. John Bates of Boston; Mrs. Nettie Ingham of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Miller of Arkansas City, Kansas and Miss Julia Smith of Buffalo. Mr. Esson Earl Simmons has a position with a manufacturing concern in Pittsburgh and Miss Julia Simmons is in engaged in teaching school near Philadelphia. They have the sympathy of all in their bereavement, thus being deprived of the comfort and benefit of parental guidance. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Methodist Church for over thirty years and during that time was a constant worker. She followed the teachings of her religion happily for it was a pleasure for her to walk in the path laid down by Christ. Socially she held a prominent position wherever she was for by education and instinct she was fitted to grace the best of society. While in Westfield she taught music and painting and yet found time from household cares to minister to the wants and comforts of others. Among those attending the funeral from a distance were: E. E. Simmons and Mrs. Nettie Ingham of Pittsburgh; Miss Julia Simmons of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. John Bates of Boston; Mr. Frank Simmons of Sheffield, Pa.; Mr. Fred Simmons of Corning; Mr. S. C. Smith and daughter, Julia of Westfield, N.Y. –Griffin Scrapbook
SMITH Robert F. Smith
Wellsboro Gazette – May 26, 1993
72, of 138 Maple Street. Westfield died Wednesday, May
19, 1993, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 27, 1920, in Big Flats, N.Y.,
he was the son of Fred and Anna Graham Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran
serving during World War II. He retired from Corning Inc. where he was employed
for 38 years. Preceding him in death was his daughter, Roberta Smith, in 1984.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Amy; one daughter and son-in-law, Helena
and Jerry Wilson of Sabinsville; three sons and daughters- in-law, Earl and
Connie Bell of Port Allegheny, Thomas and Peg Bell of Sabinsville and Larry and
Shirley Bell of Galeton; one sister, Elizabeth Buck of Tioga; 14 grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the
Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, on Saturday, May 22. Services were held there
Saturday, May 22, with the Rev. David Brelo officiating. Burial was made at
Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
STEADMAN AMY L
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIV - Thursday, February 4, 1915
Amy S. Masten - Widow of Dr. Frank Masten died at her home on Main St. from Brights Disease on Monday, February 1, 1915. Mrs. Amy Steadman Masten was born at North Fork, PA. on December 25, 1872 and died on February 1, 1915. She was the daughter of Lew Wellington Steadman and Khelenda Kady (Philinda Cady) Steadman. She resided in Westfield and vicinity all her life. On February 18, 1896 she married Dr. Frank G. Masten, who diedlast July. She is survived by 5 brothers: LeRoy, of Westfield, PA; Carl, of Osceola, PA; Ralzie, of Galeton, PA.; and Charles and Court, not located. Funeral was at her late home on Wednesday, February 34d with the Rev. Caruthers of the Episcopal Church officiating. Burial was in Krusen Cemetery, Westfield, PA.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 11, 1922
--Henry Stone, son of Thomas and Lydia Stone, was born at Elkland, July 15, 1843, and died at Addison, Dec. 23, 1921. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Mary Stone of Westfield. Interment in the Krusen cemetery, Dec. 24, Rev. Mr. Johnson officiating.
STONE Ima S. Burdick
Wellsboro Gazette – February 5, 1992
88, of Highway 49, Westfield, died Friday, Jan. 31,1992,
at the home of her daughter. Born Jan. 1,1904, in Ellecottville,.Y., she was
the daughter of Anson R. Sr. and Sarah Bell Johnson Stone. She was a homemaker,
a member of the People's Church of Potterbrook and a charter member of
Potterbrook Happy Hour Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn
Burdick, in 1972. Surviving are one son, Merrill daughter, Phyllis Hancock, of
Westfield; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours
were held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield; on Sunday, Feb. 2. Services
were held at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 3. with the Rev. Duane Burdick
officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery. Potterbrook. Memorial donations
may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association or Crary
Volunteer Hose Company. Westfield. Pa. 16950.
STONE Lucretia A.
Van Dusen, Lucretia L., age 90, of Sabinsville, Penna., Sunday, Dec. 17, 1972. Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Penna., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Harold Dodd officiating, burial in Krusen Cemetery, Westfield, Penna. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Eva Haskins of California, Mrs. Genevieve Drake and Mrs. Dorothy Hackett and Mrs. Nora Wood, all of Sabinsville, Penna.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
STONE Mary E. – The death of Mary E. Stone occurred at her home in Westfield Friday, July 4, 1919, at 9:45 a.m. She was the daughter of Thomas and Lydia Stone and was born Feb. 26, 1839. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Wellsboro. At fifteen years of age she began teaching school and all her life was an energetic and industrious woman. She was possessed of considerable property and was an energetic business woman. She lived most of her life in Westfield, but also resided at Wellsboro and at Clymer township. She had the respect and friendship of a good many people both here and in Clymer. The funeral was held from her late home Monday afternoon, July 7, at two o’clock, Rev. D.A. Parcells, of Buffalo, officiating. Interment in the Krusen cemetery – Westfield Free Press. Wellsboro Agitator 16 July 1919.
STONE THOMAS L
Wellsboro Agitator – September 15, 1920
--Thomas Stone, son of Mrs. Mary Stone, of Westfield, died recently from an abscess on the brain, after an illness of about three weeks at the Warren hospital. He was working in Buffalo when he became ill and went to Buffalo City Hospital, where the physicians pronounced his illness insanity, but did not diagnose the cause. He came home and remained about a week, his mental condition being such that he was taken to the Warren hospital, where the specialists diagnosed his trouble as an abscess of the brain. He was 27 years of age and most of his life was spent in Westfield. He was unmarried. The remains were brought to Westfield for interment in the Krusen cemetery.
STREETER Charles Parks Jr.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 10, 1949
Charles Parks Streeter, Jr. aged 33 years, a veteran of the U. S. Air Force died Saturday evening, at the Canandaigua Veterans Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He was born in Westfield, Feb. 13, 1916, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Streeter, Sr. He was a graduate of Westfield High School in 1934. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in Dec. 1941, at Elmira, and served overseas as an airplane mechanic with the Ninth Air Force Division in the Mediterranean Theatre. He was a holder of the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Badge, European, Africa, Middle East medal with two silver stars. Following his discharge in 1945, he was employed at the Eberle Tannery in Westfield. He was a member of the Westfield VFW Post, Odd Fellows Lodge and Carey Hose Company of Westfield. Survivors include his widow; three step-children, Joan, Dale and Brenda Cushing; his parents; two brothers, Wilson of Knoxville; and Richard of Knoxville; a sister, Mrs. Theodore Laffkas, of Addison. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.; burial in the Krusen cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 13, 1925
The remains of Miss Stella Tate, late of Porto Rico, were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. R. Kelts, Thursday. The funeral services were conducted Friday at the Kelts home on Church street, Rev. Fay Chapman, pastor of the M E church officiating. Interment in the Krusen cemetery. Among those who were present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dillman, of Elmira, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kelts, of Sabinsville.
TATE William W
Wellsboro Agitator - October 2, 1883
TATE - In Gaines, September 22, 1883, William W. Tate, in his sixty-sixth year.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 26, 1936
Mrs. Ida Thomas McNinch, aged 77 years, died Sunday at her home in Westfield, after an eight months illness. While attending a supper at the Methodist church December 18, the door between the kitchen and dining room broke from its hinges and fell on Mrs. McNinch, breaking her hip. Ida McNinch was born May ?, 1859 at Rushford, N.Y., daughter of Lafayette and Sylvia Hurlburt Thomas. On February 4, 1885, she was married to A. C. McNinch at Phillips Creek, Allegany county, N.Y., making their home in Westfield. To them were born two sons, Harry T. McNinch, of Griffin Auxiliary Unit 519. Besides her husband, A. C. McNinch and two sons, Harry and Gates, she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Helen White and Mrs. Burt Hunt, of Belmont; Mrs. Chas. Larkin and Mrs. Sylvia Feelev, of Almond, N.Y.; two brothers, Miles Thomas, of Rochester, and Monroe Thomas, of Grand Rapids, Mich. The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m.; burial in the Krusen cemetery.
TROWBRIDGE Rex A Trowbridge
Wellsboro Gazette – November 16, 1983
age 71, of RD I , Sabinsville, died on Friday, Nov. 11,
1983, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre He was born Jan. 31, 1912 in
Sabinsville, the son of Ray and Belle Garnet Trowbridge. He was a
lifelong resident of the Mixtown area arid was engaged in arming on the
family farm He was also a school bus contractor for the local schools for many
years He is survived by his wife Ruth, sons and daughters-in-law, William and
PatriciaTrowbridge, of Sabins Mile, and Robert and Jacalyn Trowbridge of
Sabinsville, daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Frank Palm of Somers, N.Y ,
Mary Lou and Ronald Schwalm of Tower City, Pauline and John Kreisler of
Elkland, Joan and Gary DeSera of Sabinsville; brothers, Max Trowbridge of
Westfield, and Robert Trowbridge of RD, Sabinsville, 15 grandchildren; one
great-grandson, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were
held on Tuesday at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield with Leonard Brunk
officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Memorial donations
may be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Association.
WIDGER Robert R. Widger
Wellsboro Agitator – July 25, 1928
died at his home in Westfield township July 13, aged 76 years. He was born in Steuben county, N.Y. but spent the most of his life in Tioga county He is survived by his wife Mrs. Martha Widger. and one child, Mrs. Myra Newman, and two grandchildren, Paul and Ruth Newman. The funeral was held July 1; burial in Riverview cemetery at Potter Brook.
WINNIE Beulah M. Gigee
Wellsboro Gazette – February 24, 1988
68, of Elkland, died Feb.
19,1988 in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 20, 1921, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of
Wallace and Rachael Moffett Winnie. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Mary Jane Button of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Richard Burton of Middlebury Center and
Mrs. Rachel Holley of Westfield; one sons, Judson Gigee of Osceola; three
stepchildren, Betty Kinner of Corning, N.Y., Romaine Gigee of Florida and Loren
Michael Gigee, Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.; three brothers, Wilford Winnie of
Devlan, N.Y., Wallace Winnie Jr. of Mansfield and William Winnie of Johnstown,
Colorado; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Blackwell of RD#1 Morris; 16 grandchildren; and
seven great-grandchildren. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland
Tuesday, Feb. 22 where funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24. Burial
was made in Riverview Cemetery, Potterbrook.
WOOD Claude M. "Sonny" Wood Jr.,
Wellsboro Gazette – January 28, 1998
52, of Westfield died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at home. Born
May 30, 1945, in Corning, N. Y., he was the son of Claude M. and Alice B.
Wright Wood. He was a 23-year employee of the Westfield Tanning Company,
Westfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.
Preceding him in death was his brother, David Wood. Surviving are his wife of
28 years, Twilla Dean Wood; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Andrea
Lampman of Westfield, Daniel and Jodie Wood of Andover, N.Y., and Joel Wood of
Kenmore, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Summer Lampman and Danielle Wood; one
grandson, Shane Lampman; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Michael
James and Ruth Truax, all of Hardy, Alaska, and Dorothy and Kenneth Williams of
Addison, N.Y.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Deanna Wood of Selma,
N.C.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 25, at
the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, N.Y., where services were held
Monday, Jan. 26, with the Rev. Eugene Charsky, chaplain of North Penn Hospice,
officiating. Burial was made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
WORKS Beulah P. Erickson
Wellsboro Gazette – November 12, 1997
89, of Westfield died Sunday, Nov. 9,1997, at the Green Home, Wellsboro Born July 2, 1908, in Elmer, she was the daughter of Eson and Mary Houghtaling Works. On April 7, 1928, in Potter Brook, she married Roy B Erickson. She was employed as a telephone operator in Westfield forseveral years and worked as a cook in the Westfield Elementary School. She was a charter member of the Potter Brook Happy Hour Club and served as a Westfield Township judge of election for over 30 years. Preceding her in death were , one son, Roy, one brother, George Works, and five grandchildren Surviving besides her husband are two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Donna Erickson of Dubois and Larry and Mailene Erickson of Williamsport, three daughters and sons-in law, Kathryn and How aid Phillips of Westfield, Carolyn and William Jacobson of Westfield and Kay and Richard Drenzyk of Chapel Hill, N C , 19 grandchildren. 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, one sister-in-law Eleanor Works of Elkland Friends may call at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, on Wednesday, Nov 12, from 7 p m to 9 p m and Thursday, Nov 13, from noon to 1 p m Services will be held there Thursday, Nov 13, at 1 p m with the Rev Duane Burdick officiating Burial will be made at Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Memorial donations mav be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.