Lee Cemetery, Chatham Township, Tioga
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.
ALDRICH George E
Wellsboro Agitator – Sept. 5, 1906
Mr. George E. Aldrich, aged 50, died at Binghamton, N. Y., on August 25th. He was born at Austin, Potter county, on November 1,1856. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary E Peck, of East Chatham, and two brothers, Messrs. William Aldrich, of Dresden, N. Y., and Fred S Aldrich, of Moosic, Lackawanna county. The remains were taken to the home of his sister in East Chatham, where the funeral services were held; burial in the Lee cemetery. ~ typed as written.
Wellsboro Gazette – September 3, 1914
The remains of the late Mrs. Martha Owlett, of Wellsboro, widow of the late Thomas Owlett, of Chatham, were brought here Sunday for burial in the Lee cemetery. Rev. Totten, of Keeneyville, officiated at the grave.
Wellsboro Agitator – July 12, 1922
Miss Edna Beckwith, of Painted Post, died Friday at the Bath hospital. Funeral at Keeneyville Monday; burial in the Lee Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 9, 1946
Orrin Beckwith, aged 84 years died in Charleston township, Dec. 30. He was a son of Ransom and Ida Cheeseman Beckwith and was born August 13, 1861.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Beckwith, of Jeanette, Pa., and Elmer Beckwith, of Osceola; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Zinck, of North Tonawanda, N. Y., and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Johnson Funeral Home Friday, Rev. W. W. Humphreys officiating; burial in the Lee cemetery.
CARL Ella Lucina
Wellsboro Gazette - Saturday, May 2, 1946
Mrs. Ellen L. Ransom
Mrs. Ellen Lucina Ransom, 85, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Davis, at Middlebury Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1861, in Knoxville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Carl. She was the widow of George Ransom, who died several years ago. Surviving are five children: Mrs. Jessie Davis, of Middlebury; Thos. and Harold of Rochester; Edward and Robert of Wellsville, NY; one sister, Mrs. Estella Doane, of California; 21 grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home of Ray Davis; burial in Lee Cemetery in Chatham, Rev. Charlotte Tucker officiating.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 31, 1917
Death of Eugene Carl
Eugene Carl, of Chatham township, was born in New York state, on March 17, 1863 and died Oct. 02, 1917, aged 54 years. 7 months and 5 days. He married Mary Palmer on June 1st, 1889, and to them were born three sons and one daughter. The oldest son, Burr, is now serving in the U. S. army at Camp Meade, Md. The other two, Frank and Joseph, are still at home, and the daughter, Bessie, is married to Raymond Cooper, who resides at Tiadaghton. Eugene Carl was a son of L. D. Carl and Caroline Treat Carl of Deerfield. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother. Mr. Carl was a good father and proved himself a worthy man. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joseph B. Diehl, of Sunbury, who formerly was a resident of Chatham township.
Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, October 31, 1917
Death of Eugene Carl
Eugene Carl, of Chatham Township, was born in New York state, on March 17, 1863, and died October 22, 1917, aged 54 years, 7 months and 5 days. He married Mary Palmer on June 1st, 1889, and to them were born three sons and one daughter. The oldest son, Burr, is now serving in the U. S. Army at Camp Meade, Md. The other two, Frank and Joseph, are still at home, and the daughter, Bessie, is married to Raymond Cooper, who resides at Tiadaghton. Eugene Carl was a son of L. D. Carl and Caroline Treat Carl, of Deerfield. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother. Mr. Carl was a good father and proved himself a worthy man. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joseph B. Diehl, of Sunbury, who was a former resident of Chatham township.
Wellsboro Gazette – February 8, 1984
Joseph Carl, 86, a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Charleston Township, formerly of Middlebury Center, died Saturday, Feb 4, 1984, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 23. 1897 at Austinburg. N.Y., he was the son of Eugene and Mary Palmer Carl He was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church and a retired farmer. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Monday, Feb. 6, at 1 pomp at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro,
with the Rev. Daryl Butler, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Lee Cemetery, Chatham Township. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 5
CHAMBERLAIN Henry Elisha
Wellsboro Agitator – June 12, 1895
Mr. H. E. Chamberlin, an aged and greatly esteemed citizen of Elkland, died last week Sunday after a long illness. His age was 69 years.
Wellsboro Agitator Nov. 1st 1881 - Died News from Chatham. A fatal accident happened at East Chatham on the 24th of October in which Mrs. Martha Beard lost her life. Her brother, Mr. H. E. Chamberlain, was feeding his horses and Mrs. Beard brought some salt out for them. One horse whirled part way around and kicked, striking her in the stomach and injuring her so that she died about midnight of the same day. She leaves a husband and two children.
Tioga County Record of Deaths
pg 30 – Edna Chappell, lists death as 12 Apr 1896, aged 11y, 6m, 4d; daughter of Robert and Orcelia Chappell; farmer's daughter, born and died in Deerfield Twp; died of pneumonia of 12 days duration; buried in Lee Cemetery 14 Apr 1896; recorded 2 Sept 1896
Wellsboro Agitator – May 23, 1917
Oliver Chappell died Saturday afternoon at the family home in Horseheads, N. Y., aged 65 years. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Benjamin, of Osceola, Pa.; Otis G., of Westfield; Ralph, of Horseheads; two sisters, Mary Hunt, of Elkland, and Minnie Royal, of Rochester; one
brother, Robert, of Big Flats. The remains were taken to Butler Hill, Pa., and the funeral was held yesterday at the Baptist church at. 11 o'clock; burial in the Lee cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator May 30, 1917
The funeral of Oliver Chappell, of Elmira, was held in the church at Butler Hill on Tuesday.
CHAPPELL Robert E.
Elmira Star Gazette January 1930:
Mr. Chappell Dies in Bed - Waverly Man, Former Horseheads Resident, Dies after Seizure - to Conduct Funeral Tuesday Morning. Waverly, Jan. 27 - Richard E. Chappell, 75, was found dead in bed at his home in Ellistown, one mile from Waverly, Sunday morning. Mr. Chappell had a stroke of apoplexy one year ago but was around his home as usual Saturday. He came to Waverly from Horseheads, nine years ago. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Husted of Horseheads; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Royal of Rochester; a grandson, Gerald, of Horseheads. The funeral will be held at the home there Wednesday at 9 a.m. with interment in Lee Cemetery, near Osceola.
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIX - Thursday, October 22, 1908
George Costley of Gravel Deerlick was fatally hurt by falling down stairs at the Wakely Hotel in Knoxville Tuesday evening. Survived by wife and daughter, Rosena.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 3, 1933
Osceola, Aug. 2 – The remains of Howard Costley, of Endicott, were brought here Thursday for interment in the Lee cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette – February 9, 1905
Moses Costley died last Wednesday morning of Bright's disease at his home on West Main street, above the cemetery. The funeral was held at the house on Friday. Interment in the Treat & Lee cemetery at East Chatham. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children. He was a good citizen and neighbor and will be missed by all.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 8, 1905
Moses Costley died at his home here on Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, of Bright’s disease, after having been confined to the house for several weeks. The funeral was held at the house at 11 o’clock on Friday morning, Rev. Mr. Wells officiating. Burial in East Chatham. Mr. Costley is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 25, 1919
Death of Mrs. J. S. Sweet
Arminda Dunning Sweet died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Owlett, June 15, 1919. She was born at Trenton, N.J., June 29, 1834, and was married to John S. Sweet July 4, 1860. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Andrew Ayers, Mrs. Will Owlett, and Charles D. Sweet, of Mansfield; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; also one brother, E. J. Dunning, of Cortland, N.Y., and one sister, Mrs. R. J. Lucas, of Richmond, Virginia. When a child she came from Trenton, N.J., with her parents, traveling by covered wagons to Judson Hill, Pa., where she spent her childhood. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dunning and was baptized at the age of 18 and united with the Presbyterian church at Wells, Pa. She was a true Christian character and her daily life was an inspiration to be around. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Owlett, Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. Rev. L. C. Eveland officiating. The text was found in Mark, 14th chapter, 8th verse, and was a choice of the deceased. At the close of the service a beautiful solo, “The End of a Perfect Day” was sung by Miss Elzier Draucker, of Knoxville, Pa. accompanied by Mrs. Waldo Butler.
Last Saturday a young child of Mr. R. P. Erway, of Deerfield, died of the whooping cough. (Tuesday, September 27, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Miss Jessie Erway
At East Chatham, Pa., September 24, 1887, Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Erway, aged 1 year and 10 months. (Tuesday, October 4, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
ERWAY Rutsor P
Wellsboro Gazette – February 26, 1914
French Hill, Feb. 25 —This community was greatly shocked last Friday evening when the news passed over the wire announcing the death of R. P. Erway. He had been sick only a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Erway was a faithful and steadfast Christian and was loved and respected by all for his many sterling qualities. He had been an active member of the Owlett M. E. church for many years. The deceased is survived by his widow, four sons and three daughters. Funeral Services were held at the Owlett church Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Revs. Angus and Box, of Little Marsh, officiating. Interment in the Lee cemetery.
ERWAY Rutsor P
Wellsboro Gazette – February 26, 1914
R. P. Erway, aged 64 years, died last Friday evening after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow and six children.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 22, 1905
Mrs. Chamberlain, the aged mother of George Chamberlain, of Knoxville, died very suddenly of paralysis on Friday at her home at Elkland. Funeral services were held on Tuesday. Burial in the Treat cemetery beside her husband.
HUMPHREY Edward A
Wellsboro Agitator July 1, 1908
Mr. Edward A. Humphrey, aged 84, died recently at the home of Mr. George O. Husted, in Deerfield, after a long illness. He was a son of Russell and Harriet Humphrey, deceased, and was born in Bainbridge, N.Y., May 22, 1824. He was one of a family of 10 children, only one of whom survives, Robert Humphrey, of Rochester, Minn. When a young man Edward Humphrey came to Chatham and in 1848 married Matilda Taylor, who died five years ago. To them was born one child, Orcelia, wife of R. E. Chappell, of Bressport, N.Y.
LEE Armenia J. “Minnie”
Wellsboro Agitator – July 29, 1903
Mrs. Minnie Lee, aged 58, the wife of Daniel H. Lee, of Deerfield, died at her home in that township on the 20th instant after a long illness, having been entirely incapacitated for her ordinary duties for three months preceding her death. Besides her mother, Mrs. A. A. Lee, of Deerfield, and her husband, she is survived by one son, Mr. Joseph Lee.
LEE Daniel H
Wellsboro Gazette – November 20, 1919
D. H. Lee, aged 81 years, of Deerfield , died last Saturday at his home on the river road between Academy Corners and Knoxville. He had spent the greater part of his life in Deerfield and was well known in that section. The funeral was held Monday; interment in the Lee cemetery in Chatham.
LEE Daniel H.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 26, 1919
Daniel H. Lee died at his home near Knoxville Thursday, November 13, about 11:45 p.m. He had been in declining health for many months. He was born in Deerfield township, November 2, 1838, son of Moses and Sylvia Lee. He married Armenia M. Lee, daughter of Alonzo and Almira Lee, who died several years ago. Mr. Lee is survived by one son, Joseph H. Lee. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at 10 o’clock, Rev. L. D. Adams, pastor of the Knoxville M. E. church, officiating; interment in the Lee cemetery in Chatham.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 14, 1912
Mrs. Lavinia Lee Outlett died on Monday, Aug. 12 at midnight, at the home of her son, Will Outlet in Chatham Twp. She was the only daughter of Thomas Lee, of Chatham Twp, and was born March 10, 1844. On March 26, 1862, she was married to John Owlett, also of Chatham Twp, and later they removed to the farm on which she died. Her husband died Oct 3, 1892. After his death she resided for a time in Knoxville, removing to Wellsboro in 1897. In 1907 she took up her residence in Elkland, which had since been her home. Mrs. Owlett is survived by 5 children: Will Owlett and Mrs. Loren Clark, of Chatham Twp; Mrs. Oliver W. Butler of Delmar Twp; Harry T. Owlett of Marysville, CA and J. Keats Owlett of Elkland. Funeral services held, Thursday, Aug. 15, interment in the Lee Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Humphrey of the M. E. church of Elkland, will officiate. Mrs. Owlett was a woman of rare self-control. During a long and useful life she accepted both joy and sorrow with a quiet serenity born of faith in God and an unfaltering trust in his guiding hand.
Wellsboro Gazette – August 22, 1912
The funeral of Mrs. Laura Owlett was held at the Owlett church last Thursday. A very large crowd attended and the floral offerings were beautiful. Many join with the family in this trouble as she was loved by all.
Wellsboro Gazette – October 22, 1914
Little Marsh, Oct. 21 – Mrs. William Wass, aged 77 years, one of the oldest and best known residents, died last night (Tuesday) at her home in this place. She had been in feeble health for a long period and had been gradually failing for some time. She is survived by her husband and one brother, Daniel Lee, of Knoxville. The funeral will be held from the house Friday afternoon at one o’clock. Burial in the Lee cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - Dec. 14 1892
Mr. Moses Lee, of Deerfield, formerly of Chatham, died last Saturday. Mr. Lee during the late war was connected with the commission for raising the quota of Chatham and paying the recruits a local bounty. He was one of the foremost among our successful farmers, of sterling integrity, a friend of the poor and an honored citizen. He was nearly 80 years of age. He leaves two children - Mrs. William Wass and Mr. D. H. Lee - an adopted daughter, Mrs. Lemuel Jackson, and a widow, besides many friends to mourn his loss.
will of Seneca Lee of Chatham Twp filed Feb. 22, 1847; heirs: Mercy Seely, my intended wife, daughter of Elanson E. Seely; brother Moses Lee, James Lee
Tioga Banner 1847 21 Sep - Administrator's Notice--Letter of admin, upon estate of Seneca Lee, late of Chatham Town-ship, Tioga County, have been granted to the undersigned. Moses Lee, Administrator. Chatham Sept. 21, 1847.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 11, 1911
The remains of the young son of Carl Marmour, of Little Marsh, were brought to the Lee cemetery for burial on Saturday.
MARMOR Charles F
March 9, 1910
Mr. Charles Marmor, aged 65, died on Feb. 24, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Christina Costley, in Deerfield. He was born in Germany, Nov. 2, 1844, and married Rosina Meyer in 1865, at Bergzabern Rhein Phalz, Germany. To them were born seven children, five of whom survive him. They are: Carl W. Marmor, of Little Marsh; John J. Marmor, of New York City; Mrs. Frank S. Mosher, of Niles Valley; Mrs. Christina Costley, of Knoxville, R. D. 2 and Mrs. Henry Partridge, of Niles Valley. He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren. Mr. Marmor brought his family to America in April, 1881, landing in New York, where they resided three years. He them removed to Deerfield township, where he had since made his home. His wife died in 1890.
Wellsboro Gazette June 17, 1937
Mrs. Christina M. Guild
Knoxville - Mrs. Christina M. Guild, 64, died at her home in Deerfield last Friday. Mrs. Guild leaves one daughter, Miss Rosina Costley, at home; one brother, Carl Marmor, of Little Marsh; two sisters, Mrs. F. S. Mosher, of Middlebury and Mrs. Amelia Partridge, of Webster, N.Y.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 19, 1930
Mrs. Sarah Miller Treat, aged 79 years, widow of Sylvester Treat, who died March 31, 1915, died Monday morning at 2:30 o’clock at her home on Knoxville, R.D. 2. She was born in Chatham township, Tioga county, Pa., December 6, 1850, daughter of Samuel and Judea Cloos Miller and spent all her life in Tioga county where she was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. She was married in Sept. 1868. The funeral will be held this afternoon at one o’clock at the late home of the deceased, Rev. John Rosengrant, of Little Marsh, officiating; interment in the Lee cemetery. Mrs. Treat had been a member of the Little Marsh M.E. church for many years. Mrs. Treat is survived by one sister, Mrs. Belle Warren, of Chatham; eight children – Lewis Treat, of Tioga; Mrs. Alice Butler, of Osceola; Bert Treat, of Academy Corners; Mrs. Agnes Newland, of Knoxville; Mrs. R. J. Dunham, of Wellsboro; Claude Treat, of Knoxville R.D.2, Samuel Treat of Lawrenceville and Mrs. Clara McIntosh, of Cherryflats; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
MOUREY, Marietta - Mrs. Maryette Chappell
Wellsboro Agitator – March 6, 1918
The funeral of Mrs. Oliver Chappell, of Horseheads, N.Y., was held at the Butler church; burial in the Lee cemetery. [Marietta Mourey, daughter of Jacob and Esther Jane Mourey]
MOUREY, Marietta - Mrs. Maryette Chappell
Tioga Eagle – February 27, 1918
Mrs. Maryette Chappell died Sunday at 11:45 a.m. , at the family home in Horseheads, N.Y., aged 65 years. She is survived by three sons, Ben, of Osceola; O. G. Chappell, of Westfield, and Ralph, of Horseheads; two brothers, Elmer Morey, and Daniel Mourer, of Welton, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Marie Butler, of Freeman, N.Y. The remains were removed to Knoxville, Pa., where the funeral was held; burial in the Lee cemetery, Chatham.
OWLETT Fannie A.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 7, 1908
Miss Fannie A. Owlett died on Monday morning at the home of her father, Mr. Thomas Owlett, on Purple Street. Her age was 33 years. The funeral is to be held at the house this morning at 11, conducted by Rev. R. M. Cloud; burial in the Lee cemetery in Chatham.
OWLETT Gilbert B.
Mr. Gilbert B. Owlett, of Chatham, died at his residence in that township last Wednesday, the 22d instant, at the ripe old age of 78 years, 4 months and 11 days. Mr. Owlett was born in England, and came to this country when of middle age, and at once settled in Chatham, where he resided for the remainder of his life. He was thrice married, and was the father of 15 children, two of whom died in infancy. At his death his descendants numbered 13 children, 11 of whom are married, 43(or 48) grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a consistent member of the M. E. Church, and was through life an excellent citizen, a kind neighbor and a true friend. The funeral was attended at the Free Will Baptist church at Chatham, last Friday, by a large concourse of his relatives and friends. Rev. H. C. Moyer, of Osceola, preaching the sermon. (Tuesday, August 28, 1877, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Wellsboro Agitator – October 5, 1892
Sudden Death of John Owlett
Last Wednesday morning, Mr. John Owlett, a prominent citizen of Chatham, went over to the farm of his brother, Mr. Benjamin Owlett to help in the threshing. He was standing on the platform of the machine and had pulled down a few bundles of grain, and the men were just ready to start up the machinery when it was noticed that something was the matter with Mr. Owlett. He sank to the platform and it was apparent that he had been stricken with paralysis. He was taken to the house, where he lingered until Monday morning, when he died. The funeral was held yesterday. Mr. Owlett was born in Otsego county, N.Y. fifty five years ago last August. He was one of a family of thirteen children and until the death of a brother a year or more ago the family circle had never been broken. Mr. Owlett was a man of great integrity and untiring industry and his genial disposition won him many friends.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 27, 1892
Little Marsh, Jan. 25 – We received the news of the death of Thomas Owlett last night, but have no particulars.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 27, 1892
Mr. Thomas Owlett, a well-known citizen of Chatham township, died last Sunday of pneumonia. He was taken sick on Friday, and his death was quite unexpected by his friends. Mr. Owlett was .68 years of age. . He leaves a widow and eight children. He was born in England,, and came to this country with his father in 1831. He had been a resident of Chatham for 52 years. Mr. Owlett was one of thirteen children, and his death was the first one in the family. He had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. The funeral was held yesterday. Mr. Owlett was a brother of E. H. Owlett, Esq. of this borough.
PALMER Frank L
Wellsboro Gazette – May 9, 1935
Frank L. Palmer died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Louis Zundell, of Germania, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Doan; burial in the Lee cemetery. Surviving are three children: Mrs. Bert Doan, Adelbert F. and Isaiah Palmer.
PALMER Frank Llewellyn
Wellsboro Agitator – May 15, 1935
Frank Llewellyn Palmer, aged 74 years, died Monday, May 6, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Louis Zundell, of Germania, following a two week illness of bronchitis and pneumonia. He was born near Tioga, Jan. 23, 1861, a son of Vine H., and Charlotte Cole Palmer. His boyhood days were spent in Warren county, Pa. When a young man he moved with his parents to Chatham township, Tioga county, where he spent the greater part of his life. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bert L. Doan for the past eight years. He was married April 2, 1884, to Ada E. Treat of Chatham, now deceased. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bert L. Doan, of Knoxville; two sons, Adelbert T. Palmer, of Wellsboro, and Isaiah J. Palmer, of Dundee, N.Y.; six grandchildren, , Roscoe L. Doan, of Woodhull, N.Y.; Donald P. Doan and Kenneth S. Doan of Knoxville, Margaret Palmer, of Wellsboro, and Richard and Robert Palmer, of Dundee, and three great grandchildren. His body was removed to Evans Funeral Home and Tuesday was taken to the home of his daughter, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 8, by Rev. Lee Ohrum, pastor of the Baptist church at Galeton; burial in the Lee cemetery.
PALMER Vine H
Wellsboro Agitator - May 17, 1905
The death of Vine H. Palmer, of Chatham township, occurred at his home on Thursday, May 11th, after a short illness
of four days with typhoid fever. He was born June 1, 1886, in Delmar township, near the place now known as Stokeedale. Be was married to Charlotte Cole, of Chatham, December 10, 1859. He is survived by his wife and two children— Frank L , of Chatham, and Mary A. Carl, of Young Hickory, N. Y. The funeral was held at the home of the deceased on Sunday at one o'clock with a large attendance of friends and relatives. Rev. Mr. House, of Little Marsh officiating. Burial in Lee cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - February 6, 1918 (very difficult to read)
Little Marsh, Feb. 4 - George Ransom, aged 64 years, died at his home in Chatham, Jan. 29th. at 1:30 p.m. He was born in Farmington, August 23, 1854. At the age of 12 years he moved with his mother to Chatham, which had since been his home. Oct. 4, 1879, he married Nellie L. Treat, who died June 27, 1887. To them were born three children, all of whom survive. Urvin G. Ransom, of Passaic, N.J.; Mrs. Ford E. Howland and Rufus T. Ransom of Rochester, N.Y. On Oct. 17, 1888 he married Ellen L. Carl who survives him. To them were born six children: Jesse E. Ransom and Thomas L. Ransom, of Rochester, N.Y.; Edward, Harold and Robert, at home; George, Jr. deceased. He is also survived by one brother, Thomas J. Ransom, of Clymer, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Clark, of Chatham and three grandchildren.
RANSOM George – Little Marsh, Feb. 4 – George Ransom aged 68(?) years, died at his home in Chatham, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. He was born in Farmington, Aug. 23, 1854. At the age of 13 years he moved with his mother to Chatham, which has since been his home. On Oct. 4, 1879, he married Nellie L. Treat, who died June 27, 1887. To them were born three children, all of whom survive. Ervin G. Ransom, of Passaic, N.J.; Mrs. Ford E. Howland and Rufus T. Ransom, of Rochester, N.Y. One Oct 17, 1888, he married Ellen L. Carl, who survives him. To them were born six children – Jessie E. Ransom and Thomas L. Ransom, of Rochester, N.Y.; Edward, Harold and Robert, at home; George Jr. deceased. He is also survived by one brother, Thomas J. Ransom, of Clymer, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Clark, of Chatham, and three grandchildren. Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb. 1918.
Tioga Eagle - June 26, 1918
Estate of George Ransom
Letters of administration in the estate of George Ransom, late of Chatham, Tioga, PA, deceased, having been granted to Ellen L. Ransom, of Knoxville, PA...
Wellsboro Agitator – August 23, 1962
Mrs. Claude Treat
Mrs. Delia Treat, 78, of Little Marsh, died Tuesday in Wellsboro Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Claude Treat, whom she married in 1911 and who died in 1950. A resident of Chatham township all her life, she was born there May 10, 1884, to Charles and Viola Rice Reynolds. She was a member of the Little Marsh Methodist Church and the Middlebury Grange. Mrs. Treat was a news correspondent for The Corning Leader for many years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jesse Johnson of Middlebury Center; sons Charles of Knoxville, and Gerald of Little Marsh. 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the home of the son, Gerald on Friday. The Rev. Dorr Harrington of the South Byron, N.Y. Methodist Church officiated; and burial was in Lee Cemetery, East Chatham Township.
ROSZOL Mary Jane Owlett – Mrs. James H. Owlett, of Butler Hill, Pa., died Sept. 10, 1919, after a long and painful illness. The funeral was held at the Butler Hill Baptist church on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 11 o’clock a.m., Rev. L.E. Sveland conducting the service, using the words of promise in John 14-2 by her request, and which were her comfort during her years of suffering and early life. Interment was made in the Lee cemetery. Mrs. Owlett was born in Malihide, Canada, Jan. 8, 1852. Her maiden name was Mary Jane Roszol. She came to this state in 1883 with the family of Rev. O.J. Moon, with whom she had made her home since childhood, Rev. Mr. Moon at the time settling as pastor of the Butler church. On Feb. 20, 1884, she became the wife of James H. Owlett and to them was born one son – Gilbert H. Owlett, who resides with his family with his father upon the homestead. Beside the husband son, two step-daughters, Mrs. Fred Phelps and Mrs. Adelbert Adams, survive her. Sometime in early life she entered into fellowship with her Saviour and continued a faithful Christian to the last anticipating a joy unspeakable and full of glory to an abundant entrance into the Father’s house to go no more out forever. Wellsboro Agitator, 24 September, 1919.
SNYDER - Mary Jane
Mrs. R. G. Treat
Chatham, September 1, 1887.--Mrs. R. G. Treat was buried from her home in East Chatham on the 27th ultimo. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hays, of the Christian Church at Knoxville, assisted by Rev. S. Butler. The cause of her death was found upon an autopsy, to be stone in the gall. Mrs. Treat was one of those who always looked on the bright side. She was just past the meridian of life, with bright prospects for the future, when death overtook her and she was called home. The members of the Alfred Toles Post, G. A. R., of which her husband is a member, showed their respect by attending the funeral in a body. (Tuesday, September 6, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Mrs. Mary Jane Treat
In Chatham, Pa., August 25(or 23), 1887, Mary Jane, wife of Rufus G. Treat, aged 50 years, 10 months and 10 days. (Tuesday, September 6, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
STAFFORD Libbie Maree
Wellsboro Gazette – August 4, 1982
MRS. GERALD R. TREAT
-Libbie M, (Stafford) Treat, age 68, of RD 1, Little Marsh, died on Thursday, July 29, 1982, at the
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Clymer Township to Andrew and Dee Griffin Stafford. She was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church and President of the United Methodist Women. She was a 40-year member of Sabinsville Grange. She is survived by her husband. Gerald R. Treat, of Little Marsh; sons, Andrew Treat of Westfield, Robert James Treat of Rome, Pa., Roger Leroy Treat of Alpine, N.Y.; daughter, Loretta Dee Shattuck of Woodbridge, Va.; sister, Ila Metcalf of RD, Westfield; brother. Wallace Stafford of RD, Westfield; 20 grandchildren. 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edmund Minnich officiating. Burial at the Lee Cemetery. Chatham Township.
SWEET Charles D
Wellsboro Agitator – October 26, 1921
Death of C. D. Sweet
Charles D. Sweet, of Mansfield, was born April 13, 1866, at Wells, Bradford county, Pa., and died October 20, 1921, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Will Owlett, near Knoxville, where he had resided for the past two years. On Jan. 29, 1896 he married Julia Lowrey, of Mansfield, who died May 20, 1919. He is survived by two sisters – Mrs. Andrew Ayers, of Corning and Mrs. Will Owlett. Relatives from a distance were: Mrs. R. J. Lucas, of Richmond, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lucas, of Cortland, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Sweet and daughter, of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Baird and son, of East Rochester. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Owlett , Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. L. C. Eveland, officiating; interment in the Lee Cemetery.
Tioga County Record of Deaths - pg 80
Matilda Humphrey died 4 Mar 1903, aged 79 yrs. 11 mos. 14 das.; married, farming, born in Chatham, PA; died Deerfield, of dropsy of 2 days duration; buried Lee Cemetery 6 Mar 1903; daughter of Samuel and Joanna TAYLOR; recorded 2 Sep 1903
TREAT Ada Evaline
Butler Hill, May 29 – Mrs. Ada E. Treat Palmer, daughter of Rufus G. and Mary J. Treat, was born in Chatham, Jan. 23, 1865. She was married to Frank L. Palmer April 2, 1884. She united with the Owlett M. E. church in 1883. On May 25, 1907, she became a member of the Baptist church at Butler Hill. She was confined to her home the greater part of the time for the past two years, with heart disease, and died May 20. She is survived by two sons, Adelbert, of Wellsboro, and Isaiah, at home and one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Doan, of Deerfield; three grandsons, two brothers, J. O. Treat, of Chatham, and Dr. E. G. Treat, of Pine City, N.Y.; two sisters, Carrie, wife of T. J. Ransom, of Clymer, and Matie, wife of E. W. Conklin, of Riverside, N.Y. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m.; interment in the Lee cemetery, Rev. A. M. Young, pastor of Butler Hill church, officiated, the text being found in Phil. 1-21. The bearers were: Will Owlett, Loren Clark, Ernest Rice, Calvin Goodwin, Herman Boom and Bert Warren. The flowers were many and beautiful.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 29,1881
R. G. Treat lost a child by the dread disease diphtheria. I learn the boy walked the house until he died. He was about 12 years old.
TREAT Claude S.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 1, 1950
Claude S. Treat, aged 65 years, of East Chatham, died at his home Thursday, Feb. 23. He is survived by his widow, Della Reynolds Treat, a daughter, Loretta Johnson, of Knoxville; two sons, Claude, of Knoxville, and Gerald, of Little Marsh; a brother, Samuel, of Osceola; three sisters, Mrs. Clara McIntosh, of Mansfield; Mrs. Fannie Dunham, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Agnes Newland, of Knoxville; and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday; burial in the Chatham cemetery.
GERALD R. TREAT age 83 of RD 4, Little Marsh, PA died June 16, 1997 at RD 1, Knoxville, PA. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Libbie Marie Stafford Treat, who died in 1982 and his second wife, Rita Boulio Treat, who died in 1990. He was born May 10, 1914 in Chatham Township the son of Claude S. and Della Reynolds Treat. He was a retired owner and operator of Gerald Treat and sons, Knoxville, PA. He was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Little Marsh, PA and a member of the Sabinsville Grange. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and Mary Treat of Encampment, WY, Robert and Sonja Treat of Little Marsh, PA and Roger and Susie Treat of RD 1, Knoxville, PA; daughter, Loretta Shattuck of King George, VA; sister, Loretta Johnson of RD 2, Middlebury Center, PA; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, June 19, 1997 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral there Friday, June 20, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Daryl Butler and the Rev. Dorr Harrington officiating. Burial in Lee Cemetery, Chatham Township, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
TREAT Rufus Gates
Wellsboro Gazette – June 8, 1900
R. G. Treat died at his home in East Chatham on Monday afternoon, aged 70 years. He had been failing for sometime never recovering from the injuries sustained from the fall he received last winter. Mr. Treat was a lifelong resident of Chatham and was one of the most respected men in the township. He had held all the offices in the township besides many offices of trust and administrator of large estates… (rest unreadable)
TREAT Rufus Gates
Wellsboro Agitator – June 13, 1900
The death on the 4th instant of Mr. Rufus G. Treat, of East Chatham, which was merely announced in the Agitator last week, occasioned widespread mourning in the community of which he was a prominent and highly esteemed member. His death was due to the effects of a fall he sustained last winter, since aggravated by a severe attack of grip and heart failure. Mr. Treat was the eldest son of Sylvester Treat, Sr., and was born on his father’s farm in Chatham township, July 31, 1882, and there grew to manhood, securing his education in the schools of that district. He owned and occupied at the time of his death a part of the original farm settled by his father, and was one of the most energetic and progressive farmers in Chatham, where his life was spent. For 30 years he was Postmaster at East Chatham. The deceased was a civil war veteran. He enlisted in September, 1864, in Co. D, 199th Pa. Vols., and was in the battle of Boydstown Plank Road on October 27, 1864, and for six weeks after was on picket duty at Ford Sedgwick, whence he was transferred to the Army of the James, under Gen. B. F. Butler, and later under Gen. O. C. Ond. He received his final discharge from the service on July 8, 1865. He was a member of the Alfred Toles Post, No. 320, G. A. R., and the Knights of Honor. In politics he was a staunch Republican. Mr. Treat was a good husband, a benign father and a very kind neighbor. He was a man whom his acquaintances respected. He was always ready to assist others in times of sickness and other troubles, and was a man of strict integrity and high morality. He meditated much on religious truths during the last six months of his life, and accepted salvation through the merits of Christ. Mr. Treat was twice married, and was the father of ten children, of whom only five, with his widow, survive him. The surviving children are his sons, Jesse of East Chatham, and Ernest, a student at Mansfield Normal, and three daughters, Mrs. Caroline Ransom, of Clymer, Mrs. Ada Palmer, of Nelson, and Mrs. Mary Conklin, of Riverside, Broome county, N.Y. He is also survived by his brother, Sylvester, of East Chatham, and his sister, Mrs. Dorinda Carl, of Argyle, N.Y. Funeral services were held from Mr. Treat’s home at East Chatham last Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, his chosen pastor, Rev. J. W. Allatt, Methodist clergyman at Little Marsh, officiating; assisted by Rev. Mr. Roberts of Butler Hill. The burial, which was in the Lee cemetery, was in charge of the G. A. R. The large concourse of neighbors, friends and veteran comrades that attended the obsequies was a far more eloquent tribute to Mr. Treat’s memory and far stronger evidence of sympathy with his bereaved family than words can express. He will not soon be forgotten.
TREAT Rufus Glen
Wellsboro Agitator – August 21, 1908
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Treat are greatly bereaved over the death of their little son, Rufus Glen Treat, born August 12th and died August 15th; burial in the Lee Cemetery.
Tioga County Agitator – Oct. 31, 1866
In Chatham, Oct. 5, Mr. Sylvester Treat. He was born April 14, 1802 in Middlefield, Otsego county, N.Y. Married in Madison county, 1827, and removed to Chatham. He was a man of very good morals, a peaceable, quiet citizen, raised a family of seven children, and accumulated a good farm property; Disease, dropsical consumption. His end was peace. He leaves a lone and respected widow and five children and many warm friends to mourn his loss.
Wellsboro Gazette – April 8, 1915
Little Marsh, April 7 – Sylvester Treat, aged 68 years, died at his home in this place last Wednesday. He was one of the early settlers in Chatham township. Mr. Treat was married to Julia Cloos Miller, Sept. 28, 1868. To them were born eight children, four boys and four girls – Alice, Agnes, Fannie, Clara, Bert, Claude, Lewis and Samuel – all of whom together with his wife survive him. After 46 years of married life this is the first death in the family. Mr. Treat was a member of the Little Marsh M. E. church. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the house, Revs. House and Angus officiating. Four sons and two grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers. Interment in the Lee cemetery. ~ typed as written – see wife’s obituary under Miller Sarah
Death of William Wass
William Wass, one of the oldest residents of this town, died at his home April 18, 1920 at 6 p.m. He had been in declining health for the past seventeen months. He was 88 years, 6 months and 24 days old. He was the son of William and Polly Wass, and was born within two miles of his home where he resided all his life. He was married to Mary Lee, of Chatham, who died six years ago. His nearest surviving relatives are nieces and nephews. The burial was in the Lee Cemetery Wednesday, April 21. Mr. Wass was Supervisor of the town for several years and was a man who was honorable in all his dealings and respected by all who knew him.
William Wass, one of the oldest citizens of Chatham township, died at his home on April 18. The funeral was held Wednesday; interment in the Lee cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 28, 1920)
WRIGHT Almira A
Wellsboro Agitator – December 1, 1909
Death of Mrs. Almira A. Lee
Mrs. Almira A. Wright Lee, widow of the late Mr. Alonzo Lee, died at her home near Knoxville, November 22. She had been ill several weeks. She was born at Stevensville, N.Y. April 28, 1825 and came with her parents to Farmington when a child. She was married to Alonzo Lee July 20, 1844. Mr. Lee died in Elmira, in 1879. Soon after Mrs. Lee removed to near Knoxville, where she had since resided. She is survived by two sons, Mortimer M. Lee of South Norwalk, Conn., and Chas. H. Lee, of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock; interment in the Lee cemetery in Chatham.
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