Lawrenceville [Powers] Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
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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.
Newspaper....Elmira Star Gazette
Farr, Rex, age 83 of Lawrenceville, Pa. and Allendale, Fla., died Thursday, September 2, 1976, at the home of his son Donald, in Lawrenceville. He was born July 5, 1893 in Tioga County PA. and had retired from Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, NY in 1961, after 18 years of service. Rex had been a farmer for most of his life. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Francis (Mary E.) Sweeney of Syracuse, NY, Mrs Laverne (Ann E.) Kipferl, Lawrenceville, Pa.; four sons, George L. of North Tonawanda, NY, Edward R. and Donald G. both of Lawrenceville, and Rex W. of Eldred, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Lester Farr of Orlando, Fla., and Lowell E. Farr of Syracuse, NY; 39 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 P. M. tomorrow at the Lawrenceville Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, the Rev. William R. Lusk officiating. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p. m. today at Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa.
FELDMANN –SARAH D. (BAKER) SCHOLEFIELD, age 88 formerly of Lawrenceville, PA and Elmira, NY passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Steuben County Healthcare Center in Bath, NY. Born September 15, 1926 in Swoyersville, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Keating) Feldmann. Sarah was co-owner and operated R.E. Baker and Son Hardware in Lawrenceville for over 31 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Elmira. She is survived by her children, Candace (Jerry) Guilds of Lawrenceville, James (Cynthia) Baker, Jr. of Lawrenceville, Jeffrey (Martha) Baker of Lawrenceville and Dr. Gregory Baker of Hanover, NH; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Kimberly (Tom) Kleiman of Bronx, NY; stepgrandson, Alexander Kleiman; a sister, Margaret Sheehan of Horseheads, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Baker and second husband, Howard "Ted" Scholefield and her brothers, George, James and William Feldmann. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1100 W. Church St., Elmira, NY with Rev. Scott Kubinski officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY or to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/20/2014
Wellsboro Agitator – October 10, 1934
Grant Freeland, aged 68 years, died early Thursday at his home in Lawrenceville, after a short illness. He was born in Osceola, son of James and Orphelia Thompson Freeland. He married Miss Charlotte Goodell Pritchard, of Lawrenceville at Woodhull, N.Y., July 4, 1892. Surviving are his widow and a daughter, Ida, of Lawrenceville. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Raymond Muthard, of Elkland, officiating; burial in Lawrenceville cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 12, 1938
Mrs. Ida Freeland Reed,- aged 42 years, wife of Edward Reed, died Sunday afternoon at her home at Lawrenceville. She was born in Lawrenceville, daughter of U. Grant and Charlotte Goodell Pritchard Freeland and her entire life had been spent in that community. Survivors include her husband and her mother, Mrs. Charlotte Freeland, a daughter, Madeline, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Reep, of Lawrenceville; a brother, Jesse Pritchard, of Galeton, and the following nieces and nephews: Edward and Charles Elston of Corning; Mrs. Charlotte Smith, of Mansfield; Mrs. Eleanor DeSantes, and Glenn DeSantes, of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. Feig, of Mansfield, officiating; burial in Lawrenceville
FREELAND Martin VanBuren
Wellsboro Agitator – August 12, 1931
Lawrenceville, Aug. 8 – Martin VanBuren Freeland, long a resident of this place, died at his home here at 4 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 1931, aged 37 years, 4 months and 13 days. He was born in Osceola, Pa., March 23, 1894 , son of Grand and Charlotte Goodell Pritchard Freeland. “Mart”, as he was familiarly known, was a genius in the mechanical line and did much work for the people in this locality. He is survived by his parents and by one sister, Ida Freeland Reed, of Elkland, Pa.; one half-sister, Mrs. Carrie Pritchard Reep, of Lawrenceville, and one half-brother, Jesse Pritchard, of Galeton. The funeral was held at the home on Mill street Friday; interment in the Lawrenceville cemetery. Rev. Muthard, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated.
GALBRAITH –MRS. ELIZABETH GALBRIAITH PRITCHARD, 77 of Rochester, formerly of Lawrenceville, Friday, Sept. 12, 1947, widow of Hiram Bert Pritchard. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Edward Ashworth of Rochester; sons, Arland L., Jay C., Percy J., Hiram B., all of Rochester, Edward A. of Pontiac, Mich. Funeral in Rochester tonight. Burial Tuesday, 1 p.m., DDST, at Lawrenceville Cemetery, Rev. Victor C. Detty. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1947
GALLAGHER - MRS. BENJAMIN SCHENCK
Mrs. Nellie I. Schenck, wife of Benjamin Schenck, of Tioga RD 2, died Monday, March 25, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. William Gilbert, of Tiog RD 2; a brother, Charles Gallagher, of Dallas, Tex., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in Lawrenceville Cemetery. The Rev. F.A. Conlan officiated.
DONALD L. GARRISON, Sears Retired Senior Sales Manager. Age 76, of Lawrenceville, PA died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Mr. Garrison was born May 1, 1926 in Lawrenceville, PA, the son of the late Manley and Leda (Burley) Garrison. Donald was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was devoted to his family and his church. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Bonnie Spencer Garrison, one son: Barry and Sue Garrison of Corning, NY, stepsons Kevin Reed of Corning, NY; and Randy Reed of Tioga, PA, three sisters: Marie and Freeman Ferris of Lawrenceville, PA, Lois Lauper of Elmira, NY, Ilba and Carl Wood of Horseheads, NY, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his infant brother, Boyd Garrison. Donald retired from Sears after 41 years of service as a senior sales manager. He was a past member of the Millerton Methodist Church, a current member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA, one of the founders of the Millerton Volunteer Fire Dept., and a Navy veteran of WWII. He served on the Williamson High School Guidance Advisory Council and for the past four years was the supervisor for local community service projects done by local students. He volunteered many hours with the church the he loved and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to travel, and was dedicated to attending his grandchildren’s sporting activities no matter where they were held. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Calvary united Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville with Rev. Gary D. Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may send memorial donations in Donald’s name to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
GARRISON ILBA JUNE WOOD (SRGP 44525)
Ilba June (Garrison) Loving wife, mother and grandmother 74, of Horseheads, New York, died on Saturday, September 2, 2006. Born on May 4, 1932 in Elmira, New York, she was the daughter of the late Manley and Leda (Burley) Garrison. She is survived by her husband, Carl; sons, Dan (Nancy) Brackley of Painted Post, NY, and Doug (Brenda) Brackley of Horseheads, New York; four grandchildren, Chase, Alyssa, Kristen and Hannah; sisters, Marie (Freeman) Ferris of Lawrenceville, PA, and Lois Lauper of Pine City, NY; sister-in-law, Bonnie Garrison of Lawrenceville, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Loren and Janice Wood of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; sons, Richard and David; brother, Donald; fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law, Leonard and Dorothy Brackley and Walter and Mabel Wood; sisters-in-law, Shirley Skalko and Barbara Smith; and brother-in-law, Bob Young. Ilba June graduated from Williamson High School, Tioga, PA, in 1950. She was employed at Remington Rand, Elmira, NY, was the co-owner of Brackley's Market in Lawrenceville, PA and Tioga, PA, and she retired from Corning Building Company, Corning, New York. She was a member of the Order the Eastern Star (O.E.S.), Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA, and the Audubon Society of New York. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service honoring Ilba June's life will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville, PA. Burial will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Memorial donations in Ilba June's memory can be made to the Falck Cancer Center, Elmira, New York, Southern Tier Hospice or the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/03/06
Wellsboro Agitator – July 15, 1942
The funeral of Mrs. Charlotte Goodell Freeland, aged 82 years, was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Rev. Albert Eisenart, of Lindley, officiating.
GREEN Mary Kimble – Mrs. Lewis J. Kimble died at her home in Lawrenceville March 14, after a long illness. She is survived by her aged husband, a member of the G.A.R., and by one daughter, Miss Mintha J. Kimble. The funeral was held March 17 at 2 o’clock, Rev. D.L. Pitts, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment in the Powers cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 March 1919.
GREEN Sidney E - see obituary of Sarah L.
Colegrove for full details of the murder/suicide
LAWRENCEVILLE, March 27,1880 - Last Tuesday the people of Lawrenceville were thrown into great excitement by a double tragedy. Mr. Sidney Green, a man 28 years of age, living two miles west of this village on the river road leading to Nelson, on the south side of the river, shot and killed his wife, Sarah, woman 23 years of age and daughter of Mr. H. B. Colgrove...Mr. Sidney Green met his death from a pistol shot discharged by his own hand.
CHARLES ROCKWELL HACKETT, Lawrenceville, 74 of State Street died Wednesday, at Corning, N.Y., Hospital after an extended illness. He had been employed by Ingersoll rand, Painted Post, N.Y., for 36 years. He served in the Army Signal Corps in Europe during World War II. He enjoyed trout fishing and bird watching. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Jean Cole; a son, Kim Hacketta of Delta; a daughter, Pamela Jones of Millerton; two sisters, Eileen Reep and Wiladene Asiello, both of Lawrenceville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John F. Jr. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Calvary United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HALL –THELMA M. BLISS age 88 of Lawrenceville, PA passed away Dec. 19, 2015 at Corning Hospital. She was born July 2, 1927 in Van Ormer, PA, the daughter of John and Edna Hall. She was a homemaker, loved growing flowers in her garden, loved spending time with her family and extended family and was very active in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She is survived by: Son - Richard "Rick" and Judy Bliss, Herring Creek, FL; Daughter - Victoria R. and Howard Zingler, Painted Post, NY; Grandchildren - Jason, Kyle, Adam, Kathleen, Scott, Mark and Erin; Great Grandchildren - Lynn, Claire, Bella, Eleanor; Many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Coral C. "Rick" Bliss, Nov. 5, 2015 and numerous brothers, sisters and in laws. Friends are invited to call the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Rev. John Kita, offc. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/20/2015
HILL, James N. – Lawrenceville, Feb. 15 – James N. Hill, one of the elderly residents of this place, died in Elmira, N.Y., on Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, in his 72nd year, while he and his wife were visiting their daughter, Mrs. Floyd Brant, of 555 Grove street. He suffered two apoplectic strokes last year, from both of which he partially recovered, but was attacked again on Friday, Feb. 7, on his left side, and lingered until the following Wednesday, when death relieved him of his suffering. Mr. Hill was born in Lawrenceville, Pa., March 26, 1847, the son of Nathan and Margaret (Robinson) Hill. He spent his boyhood days in this vicinity and received his education at the old Academy here. He was a carpenter by tr5ade and a first-class cabinet-maker, and devoted a large part of his time to the construction of cement walks. He was the contractor of the new school building of which we are so proud. Mr. Hill has held the office of Burgess and Councilmen, and was for twenty years a School Director, and at the time of his death was Assessor of taxes for the borough of Lawrenceville, a position he filled with much credit. He was also secretary of the Lawrenceville Cemetery Association. He was a man who endeared himself to the whole neighborhood by his kindly and charitable feeling for all, and he will be sorely missed in this community where he has spent his entire life. He always dealt fairly with every man and was honest and upright to a fault. On Sept. 6, 1868, in Painted Post, N.Y., James N. Hill married Esther Rockwell, daughter of Levi and Mary Rockwell, of Beaver Dams, N.Y., and the happy couple rounded out over fifty years of married life, most of which was spent in their present comfortable home, built in 1875, corner of Main and Mill streets. To them were born three children; one son, Lee, who died in July 1890, aged 20 years; and two daughters, Phyllis Louise, who died in April 1914, aged 24, the wife of Morton C. Brant, of this place, and Mamie, now the wife of Floyd H. Brant, of Elmira, N.Y. He is survived by his very estimable widow, and the one daughter, Mrs. F. H. Brant, to whom the sympathies of the community are extended, and by one granddaughter, Eleanor Brant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Brant, and by two grandsons, Gordon and Glenn Brant, sons of his deceased daughter, Phyllis Louise and Morton C. Brant. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late residence and burial will be in the Lawrenceville cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 10 Feb 1919 (pg 3)
HILL, James M. – James M. Hill, of Lawrenceville, died at 6:18 o’clock Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd H. Brant, in Elmira. He is survived by his widow and a daughter. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919 (pg 1)
HORTON - George M. Horton, 72, of RD#1 Lawrenceville, died Thursday, June 25, 1987, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 19, 1915, at Lacquin, he was the son of Adelbert and Charlotte Philips Horton. Mr. Horton was a retired setup operator with Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 730, Addison, N, and was an honorary member of the Lawrenceville Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, the former Kathryn Colegrove; a son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Faith Horton of Dale City, VA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and George Lovell of Lebanon, Dawn and Jerry Misner of Lawrenceville, and Susan and Donald Williammee of Lindley, NY; one cousin, Edward Kribbs of Pikeville, NC; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by two grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at Cavalry United Methodist Church. Burial in Powers Cemetery. The Revs. William Lusk, his pastor, and Jay Morris, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Little Marsh, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 1, 1987, p.10
Wellsboro Agitator – November 10, 1909
Jottings from Jemison – On Oct. 31st, Clyde, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Howland, died of pneumonia. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday, interment in the Howland cemetery.
(Reinterred in Lawrenceville)
Harry "Perk" Howland, 93, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Lawrenceville, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Harborside Nursing Home, Naples, Fla. Born Dec. 14, 1902, in Knoxville, he was the son of Lewell and Ella Mack Howland. He was a retired US Postal Service rural mail carrier. He was a member of the National Carriers Association, Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, American Legion, Odd Fellows, United States Civil Service, and a World War II Army veteran. Preceding him in death was a son, David W. Howland, in 1965. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Salamea "Sally" Burek Howland; two sisters, Crystal Close and Wilma Harrison, both of Lawrenceville. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 am to 11 am. Services will be held immediately following the viewing Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 am with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial will be made at Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Wellsboro Gazette – May 21, 1942
Lewell Howland, aged 69, died at his home in Lawrence Township, on Sunday after a lingering illness. He was born at Westfield, August 24, 1872, son of John and Margaret Chapman Howland. He was a resident of Lawrence Township for the past 31 years, and a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Mack Howland, and five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Mary Stafford of Little Marsh; Mrs. Dorothy Rice, Mrs. Emma Smith, of Elmira; Mrs. Ernest Close and Ms. Wilma Gleason, both of Lawrence Township; Percy Howland and Elwin Howland of Lawrence; Private Malvin Howland of Fort Jackson, S.C. The funeral was held at the home yesterday, Rev. Swartout of Nelson, officiating; burial in Lawrenceville cemetery.
HOYT – Mrs. Carrie Kachele, 85, of Lawrenceville died Wednesday, March 1, 1961. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Arthur Bailey of Corning RD 2, Mrs. Nora Sly of Lindley RD 1; brother, Sherman Hoyt of Lawrenceville; 6 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Saturday at the Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville, the Rev. John H.P. Strome officiating. Burial was in Lawrenceville Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 8 March 1961, p.5
Clayton C. HURLBURT
Clayton C. Hurlburt, 34, of Lawrenceville died Monday, April 14, 1997, in Caton, NY. Born July 11, 1962, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Coral Clayton and Maude Bake Hurlburt. He was a supervisor for Lambert’s Asbestos Removal, Elmira, NY, and a partner with Stan Hoffman in the H&H Racing Team that raced at Woodhull Raceway. Surviving are his wife, Diane Hurlburt; two daughters, Alexus and Tonya, both at home; two brothers, Edgar Hurlburt of Shamokin Dam and Donald Hurlburt of Elkland; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nina and Harold Frost of Tioga and Caroll Ann and Scott Navell of Dunellon, Fla; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland; Friday, April 18, from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday immediately following the calling hours, with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial will be made in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville. (April 16, 1997, Wellsboro Gazette.)
JOHNSON - Lawrence Merrill Johnson, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson, of Lindley, R. D. 2, died Oct. 14, 1921, after a three weeks' illness of typhoid pneumonia. He is survived by three brothers and four sisters. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon; interment at Lawrenceville.
KIMBALL or KIMBLE - Miss Mintha Kimball, 79, formerly a resident of Lawrenceville, died at the Foltz home, Wellsboro RD4, last Thursday. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Kimball, and was born in Lawrenceville, June 13, 1863. She formerly lived with her parents in Lawrence township on the property now owned and occupied by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Elston. She is survived by two cousins, Mrs. Ralph Thomas of Corning, and Mrs. R. Mitchell of Elmira. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Lawrenceville on Saturday, the Rev. Harold Wass, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating; burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery. The pall bearers were Emmett A. Butler, Lewis L. Stoddard, Arthur G.. Russell and Carlos P. Darling. Ralph Thomas of Corning and Mr. & Mrs. R. Mitchell of Elmira attended the services. - Wellsboro Gazette, 10 December 1942
KINNEY Warren B. Age 72, of Lawrenceville, PA, died August 5, 2005, at home. He was born May 10, 1933 in Painted Post, NY, the son of Lester and Mary Brant Kinney. Warren was a retiree of Corning Glass Works. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former, Norma Smith; a daughter, Valencia Bader of Gideon, MO; four grandchildren, Amberlee and Gabriel Bader, both of Gideon, MO, Marlon and Richard Kinney, both in FL. He was predeceased by his son, Warren L. Kinney in 1994; and his grandson, Marcus Bader in 1991. Friends are invited to call at Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.
KNOX – Miss Mary Knox, aged 73 years, of Lawrenceville, died Monday night of injuries received when an automobile skidded on the Corning-Addison highway and crashed into a pole. Sergeant Charles G. Burnett of the state police said William Toby, of Lawrenceville, driver of the car, suffered minor injuries. She was the last daughter of the late Hon. John C. Knox, at one time Judge of the Supreme Court, Attorney General under Governor Packer and Judge Advocate to General of the Army of the Potomac. - Wellsboro Agitator, 8 December 1937, p1
C. A. KREBS
C. A. Krebs, age 86, of Cedar Run, Penna., died Friday, December 29, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a short illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, with Rev. Cortland W. Bigelow of-ficiating. Burial in the Law-renceville Cemetery. She Is survived by her daugh-ter, Mrs. Donald (June) Tackett of Audubon, Penna.; son, Clair Krebs of Upper Derby, Penna.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Miss Dora Krebs of Danville, Penna,; and brother, Walter Krebs of Danville. Mr. Krebs was a retired telegrapher for the Penn-Central Railroad. His wife, the former Hazel Ten Broeck died June 5, 1970.
Robert C.KREBS Dies as Result of Elkland Accident
Robert Charles Krebs, aged 19 years, of Lawrenceville, Pa., died Friday morning, July 3, 1953, in the Blossburg State Hospital as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident at Elkland about 9 p. m., Thursday. Raymond Buck, a passenger in the car, was unhurt. Krebs was reported to have been the driver of the car which descended the hill on the Addison road at Elkland, failed to make the sharp turn at the bottom. and smashed into a bank and a telephone pole. The victim was born June 18, 1934, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krebs, of Lawrenceville. He was employed at the Corning Glass Works in Corning. Surviving are his parents, his wife, Mrs. Marian Krebs; a son, Stephen, at home; one sister, Leona Krebs, of Lawrenceville; grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Krebs, of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Lena VanGorder, of Lawrence-ville; and several aunts and un-cles. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, June 6, at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian church, with the Rev. Victor C. Detty officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceville cemetery.
PHILIP H. KUHL
Philip H. Kuhl, 61, of Jenkintown, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Friend’s Hall at Fox Chase, Philadelphia. Born in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late Rockwell H. and Fanny Moorhess Kuhl. A graduate of Lawrenceville High School in 1941, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. In 1947 he entered Reusselaer Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Troy, N.Y. and graduated in 1951. In 1948 he married the former Mary Lou Kylofski of Elkland, and they moved to Jenkintown, after 1951. He was a sales engineer and worked for Leeds and Northrup for fifteen years. Mr. Kuhl was interested in the amateur theater and performed in Jenkintown Music Theater productions. He was also an avid bridge player and golfer. Surviving are his wife of 39 years; three daughters, Kathryn J. Davis of Huntingdon Valley, Barbara E. Mendora of Jenkintown, and Nancy J. Kuhl of Hatboro; four sons, Philip Rockwell Kuhl of Baederweod, Richard VanDoren Kuhl of Jenkintown, Robert W. Kuhl, Esq. Of Wellsboro, and Jonathan Whitney Kuhl of Jenkintown; a brother, Phineas R. Kuhl of Centreville, Va; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 31, at Abington Presbyterian Church in Abington. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be sent to Fox Chase Cancer Center or Jeanes Hospital or Friends Hall, Philadelphia, 19111. Arrangements were handled by the Baron Rowland Funeral Home in Abington.
KULP – Mrs. Tolitha Kulp Reese, 54, of Lawrenceville died Sunday, June 11, 1961. She was a member of the Lawrenceville Methodist Church and of the Rebekah Lodge. Survived by husband, Raymond Reese; daughter, Mrs. Donald Howe of Lawrenceville; father, William Kulp of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Thomas Miller of Millerton, Mrs. Beryl Carlyle of Rochester, NY; 2 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 1 PM in the Lawrenceville Methodist Church, the Rev. Albert H. Schott officiating. Burial was in Lawrenceville Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 14 June 1961, p.4
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, May 24, 1939
Mrs. Almeda Bockus, aged 88 years, died Friday afternoon at her home in East Lindley. She was born in Middlebury, July 20, 1850, daughter of Sanford and Jane Palmer Losey. In early life was married to Jos. D. Bockus, who died several years ago. Most of her life had been spent in East Lindley. Survivors include 5 daughters: Mrs. William Utter of Willawana; Mrs. Clyde Decker of Tioga; Mrs. John Sample of Elmira; Mrs. Daniel Berry of Blossburg; Mrs. Arthur Russell of Lawrenceville; 4 sons: Elmer Bockus of Holiday; George at home; Charles of Elmira and Leland of Caton; several grandchildren and gr-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the M E Church in Lawrenceville, Rev. Melbourne Riffle and Rev HG Robers officiating; burial in the Lawrenceville cemetery.
HON. GEORGE T. LOSEY, of Lawrenceville, was stricken with apoplexy last Saturday afternoon and survived just twenty-four hours, during which time he never regained consciousness. He was 65 years old and was one of the most prominent Odd Fellows in Northern Pennsylvania. He also represented this county in the lower house of the Legislature during the sessions of 1889-92. A correspondent writes: “Mr. Losey had been a resident of Lawrenceville for years and had held every office of honor of which the town was capable of bestowing. Always associated with every prominent movement, he grew to be indispensable in the administration of the town’s affairs. Besides his wife he is survived by one son and two daughters – Frank Losey and Mrs. W. W. Hutchinson of Lawrenceville and Mrs. H. J. VanNorman of Mansfield. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon and the services were conducted by the Odd Fellows, nearly every lodge in the county being represented. (Buried Lawrenceville Cemetery -b. Dec. 19, 1834, d. May 20, 1900) Griffin Scrapbook
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA---Wednesday, December 27, 1899
Death of Mr. Isaac Losey
At the age of ninety years Mr. Isaac Losey, a respected citizen, died at the home of his son Myron at Elmira, NY, last Thursday evening. Six years ago Mr Losey moved to Elmira to reside with his son from Lawrenceville, where he spent the most of his life. The deceased was a prominent Odd Fellow and in that order was as much looked up to and admired as he was in the community in which he resided. Wednesday afternoon Mr Losey fell from the cellar-way and his advanced age and the physical shock he sustained resulted in a stroke of paralysis a few hours later. Mr Losey's demise is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a man of fine character and a lovable disposition and of the kind of men that help make the name of a community. In Lawrenceville and Elmira his death will be sincerely mourned. He was buried by the side of his wife in the village cemetery at Lawrenceville on Saturday. He is survived by two sons, Myron Losey, of Elmira and Hon. George T. Losey of Lawrenceville.
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glad to add them to the Bibles section of the site. Joyce M. Tice
April 2005 - Hi Joyce! My name is David Griffiths, and several of my McLean and Lichtenthaeler ancestors are burried in the cemetery at Lawrenceville. So you can imagine how pleased I was to receive from Karen Klos your "Tri-Counties Genealogy and Hitory." On the basis of portraits, Bibles, letters, and apprenticeship certificates I am able to render more exact some of your information. But first a little background.
My Lichtenthaeler ancestory can be traced back to Rodenbach bei Neuwied, in Rhineland Germany. Albert Lichtenthaeler was the family patriarch.What we think was the eldest sone, Matthias, left for the United States in 1784. We have a copy of the first letter he sent home to his parents, dated 1785. He was followed in 1790 by two of his younger brothers, Jakob and Adolph. All three settled in Pennsylvania, although Adolph made Lititz his home. Jakob, on the other hand, died young, and his young family headed West, eventually ending up in Oregon in the early 1850s. So it is the line of Matthias that interests us.
Matthias married a widow by the name of Kline or Klein, who already had children by her first husband. They lived in or near Thompson town, and apparently kept a distillery there. They had four sons and a daughter named Mary, who married a Mr. Benner. They had a daughter, also named Mary; but at that point the line vanishes. Now the four brothers: Albert, Phillip, Griffith, and Jacob. Albert had no children, while Phillip died quite young. Much of Griffith's family settled down in Lock Haven and Williamsport, Pa.
But Jacob settled down in Lawrenceville, Pa. after having served an apprenticeship as a potter in Lititz, under the supervision of his uncle, Adolph (I have his apprenticeship certificate as well as a whiskey flask he potted).. (Jacob's father Matthias had died in about 1816., and so Jacob was sent to his uncle to learn a trade.) Jacob married Mary Schuyler (I have the date somewhere), and they proceeded to have four daughters. They died within weeks of each other in 1871. I have lots of material relating to Jacob and Mary, including a letter appointing Jacob Justice of the Peace, and photos of him and his wife taken in (as I recall) 1849.
Jacob and Mary Lichtenthaeler had four daughters but no sons: The daughters were: Mary (naturally), Elizabeth, Effie Ann, and Keziah. Keziah married a ReverendYork, and died in childbirth in 1860. She is the "York" who is the last mentioned person on your list. Elizabeth, as I recall, left for California, to be followed by Elizabeth. But we are interested in Effie Ann.
Effie Ann Lichtenthaeler (not Eva Ann, as the list has it) married an immigrant from Alness, Scottland by the name of George Hector McLean (note the spelling of McLean). I have a delightful glass plate photograph of George McLean sawing wood in front of his house in Lawrenceville in -- I would guess -- about 1865 or 1870. I also have several photographs of a bridge across the (Susquehanna?) River, taken at the same time. they too are on glass plate.
OK: now we go to the next generation. George and Efiie Ann McLean had two daughters, and no sons. Mary Schuyler McLean was my great aunt, and I lived with her when I did my graduate work at Columbia University. in the early 1960s. So her I knew well. At one point she was assumed to be the oldest living graduate of the University of California at Berkeley; but she refused to tell the U Cal people just how old she was. She was also among the first class of women to get their PhDs from Yale. She also served as social secretary to the Maharajah of Baroda, in India from 1900-1905. But she never married.
Her sister Katherine McLean, my grandmother, married Dr. Mark Seward Purdy. Please note that she is listed twice on your list: as Katherine McLean, and as Katherine McLean Pudy. They are one and the same person.
To finish up, Catherine and Mark Purdy had four children: Dorman, who married but had no children, Donald, who never married, Dorothy, who married James Roland Hillas and had two boys and a girl, and Charlotte Elizabeth, who married George W. Griffiths. They were my parents.
So there you have it: far more information than you could ever want. But I do have many dates ain my materials at home; and if you should want them, I will be happy to try to hunt them up.(Griffiths@unc.edu)