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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Photos by Joyce M. Tice
June/July 2001
Obituaries, Clippings and Photos Collected  by Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project.
Please submit any additional clippings or photos that you have available. 

 

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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.

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

ALBERT, Mary [SRGP 07805]- Mrs. Caleb Dewitt, of Mainesburg, celebrated her sixtieth birthday anniversary on Saturday, the 11th inst. The guests which consisted of relatives, neighbors, and friends, numbering more than sixty in all, ranging in age from infancy to more than seventy years, were pleasantly seated in the spacious rooms awaiting the arrival of mother, who by a bit of social stratagem, had been induced to spend a portion of the day at her son Joseph's. With a fair field, the ladies were not long in providing a bountiful repast from the well filled baskets brought by the company, and as soon as all had congratulated the overjoyed mother, dinner was announced, to which all did ample justice. Dinner served, the remainder of the afternoon was spent in social visiting, during which many pleasant memories were revived. The voice of merry song, and instrumental music were not wanting to stir the hearts of old and young. Upon solicitation of the children, the family pastor made a few remarks befitting the occasion and implored the divine blessing upon her in whose honor we had gathered, the children, grand-children, and others assembled. Nothing marred this joyous occasion save the absence of william Dewitt, of Troy, who was providentially detained, and the husband and father who has gone to his reward. With hopes and wishes for the return of many a birthday of this inestimable lady, we separated.

ALBERT, Mary [SRGP 07805]-
Mrs. Mary DeWitt, widow of the late Caleb DeWitt, died at her home in Mainesburg last Thursday at the age of about 70 years.  She was apparently as well as usual last week Sunday and attended church.  She was the mother of ex-County Commissioner DeWitt.  (Tuesday, June 6, 1894, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

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AMES , Elizabeth Borden- Tombstone says Lizzie Died while in medical school in Philadelphia. See page 345 of Monroe Geneelogy . Card Genealogy says she died of infection contracted in dissecting room. A graduate of Mansfield Normal School in the first class, 1866. [SRGP 09011]

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgMiss Lizzy Ames [SRGP 09011 Elizabeth Borden Ames]
Miss Lizzy Ames, daughter of Mr. Thomas W. Ames, of Sullivan, aged 34, died in Philadelphia, where she was attending medical lectures, on Sunday evening, February 28th.  She was one of the graduates of the first class of the State Normal School at Mansfield in 1866.  Miss Ames was a warm friend and consistent every-day Christian, beloved by all who knew her, and she has gone to enjoy the company of the blessed forever.  She died of heart disease.--Her funeral was attended at the M. E. church to-day, Prof. Fradenburgh preaching the funeral sermon to a crowded house.  Prof. Allen also made a few appropriate remarks.  (Tuesday, March 9, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]
 

AMES, Thomas - [SRGP 09009] Mansfield Advertiser 21st Jan 1885: Died Mr. Thomas W. Ames of Sullivan twp., Sunday at advanced age (in 72nd year), father of L.P. Ames, Esq. of Williamsport, one of earliest settlers of the township.Thomas W. Ames, son of Jonathan and Lydia Ames, was born in 1809 in Sterling, Vermont. His father removed to Richmond, Tioga County, in 1818, to Sullivan in 1820, and in 1847 to Illinois where he died. T. W. Ames married Miss Mary Card, of Sullivan, and settled on a farm. He now ownw 106 acres. Of his five children, only one survives. (1883 Tioga County History page 31 of appendix).
 

A.S. ASHLEY (SRGP 04988)
 A.S. Ashley, a lifelong resident of Sullivan township, died at his home in Mainesburg, Dec. 12, aged 82 years.  He is survived by seven children:  Mrs. K. Robey, of Fort Worth, Tex.; F.J., of Whitneyville; A.B., of Wellsboro; M.W., of Covington; Mrs. E.O. Connelly, of Covington; E.F., of Sayre, and H.S. of Fort Worth, Tex. 

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 Mr. Ashley was one of the first volunteers in 1861 and faithfully served his country until the close of the civil war. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 29, 1920)

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ASHLEY - Abel Leonard Ashley, [SRGP 08362] aged 62 years of Mansfield, formerly of Mainesburg, died Jan. 28 [1948]. He is survived by a son Leonard Ellsworth of Mansfield; daughter, Mrs. Leona Lombardo of Rochester; brother, Frank Ashley of Rochester; sister, Mrs. Wilmot Purvis of Mainesburg; four grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday. Rev. David Griffith officiating; burial in the Mainesburg cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 4, 1948
 

ASHLEY -  EDNA A. WEBSTER [SRGP 23284]
Edna A. Webster, age 82, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, May 2, 1972 at the Snyder Nursing Home, Westfield.  Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Thursday at 1:30 pm.  The Rev. Theodore Gould officiated.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Miss Diantha Webster of Mainesburg, Mrs. Dorothea Fogelsonger of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Robert Webster of Covington; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Webster was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and a member of Sullivan Grange No. 84.

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ASHLEY Florence Lucinne – Florence Lucille Ashley, the four-year-old daughter of Mrs. Martha Ashley, of Mainesburg, died Aug. 11, of convulsions.  She had been playing on the porch of the home when taken ill and soon was dead.  Her father, the late Ethan Ashley, died last winter when the influenza epidemic visited Mainesburg.  He was at the time manager of the T.W. Judge Company store and one of the most popular men of the place.  The loss of the little one, there, falls heavily upon the mother who but the week previous had sent the oldest child of the family, Naomi, to Texas to live with her aunt, Mrs. Martha Roby.  Little Florence was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Ashley, and besides the mother and sister mentioned, is survived by a baby sister, Iola.  The funeral was held Wednesday.   Wellsboro Agitator, 20 Aug 1919.

 

Lora D. Ashley [SRGP 12308]
In Richmond, September 18, 1876, Lora D., daughter of Orange and Elizabeth Ashley, aged 2 years and 4 months.  (Tuesday, October 3, 1876, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

ASHLEY, Loren &  Lora - Mansfield Advertise 27th Sep 1876: Died Loren M. Ashley son of Orange and Elizabeth age 4 yrs 7 mos 25 days also on Sun Sep 18 dau Lora age 2.

Loren M. Ashley [SRGP 13209]
In Richmond, September 13, 1876, Loren M., son of Orange and Elizabeth Ashley, aged 4 years, 7 months and 25 days.  (Tuesday, October 3, 1876, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

ASHLEY - Merton Welch Ashley, 71, [SRGP 07877] died at his home on East Avenue last Wednesday afternoon following a long illness. Born in Mainesburg on July 7, 1872, he was the son of Addison & Harriett E. Bradford Ashley. A merchant and business man in Wellsboro for many years Mr. Ashley had recently been inactive owing to poor health. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; one son, Pvt. Harry L. Ashley of Greenville, PA; two brothers, Joseph of Charleston, Howard of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Florence Roby of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held at the Johnson Funeral Home last Sunday afternoon with funeral services at the church at Mainesburg at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. Albert Hall, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiated; burial at Mainesburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 9, 1943  Buried Mainesburg - no tombstone [Plot C01 with wife Margaret Stauffer and son Harry.]
 

ASHLEY, ORANGE [SRGP 04985]
Orange Ashley died at the home of his brother, Floyd Ashley, in Mainesburg, on December 5, 1906. He was born in Sullivan, on March 29, 1828. He married Miss Ann E. Burley. To them were born seven children, five of whom are dead. The two surviving sons of this marriage are S. E. Ashley, who lives in Rutland, on the old homestead, and W. O. Ashley who lives on the Samuel Longwell farm in the same township. Mr. Ashley’s second marriage to Mrs. Eliza Mott, brought into the family Mrs. Clark Colby, of Bailey Creek. Mr. Ashley united with the State Road Baptist church, then with the Bailey Creek Baptist church, of which church he was a faithful and consistent member at the time of his death. His home had been in Sullivan, where he was born. He was respected and honored as an honest, true-hearted man. His life is his best sermon, and is a monument to his earnest faith. His pastor has lost a true and loving friend, the church a devoted and faithful member, the children a kind and loving father. His brothers and sisters will miss him, of whom there survive, Floyd Ashley, of Mainesburg, at whose home he was so kindly cared for, and where he died; one brother in Fort Worth, Texas; one sister in Washington, D. C., and one in Cherry Flats. The funeral was held from the Christian church in Mainesburg, conducted by the Rev. Samuel Earley. Text, Romans 8:35, first clause. Singing by the Mainesburg male quartet.

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ASHLEY, Sterne E. - [SRGP 04988] Sterne E. Ashley, 85, of Mansfield, died Jan. 14, 1948 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Mortimer Briggs at Middlebury. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred K. Schubert of Havre de Grace, Md., niece, Mrs. Mortimer Briggs, Middlebury, eight grandchildren. Funeral Services held 2 PM at the Methodist Church, Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial at Mainesburg Cemetery.

 

AUMICK, Leon (SRGP 15584)
Age 83, of Troy, Pa, Tuesday June 27, 1989 at the Bradford County Manor. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday at 3pm at the Vickery Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Stump officiating. Burial Mainesburg Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church or the Troy Ambulance Association. Arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Survived by wife of 61 years, Hilda Every Aumick; Sister Ethel Welch of Mainesburg, Pa., aunt, Clara Savacool of Canton, Pa; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Dick and Shirley Kenyon and family; predeceased by brother, Francis Aumick in 1983, 5 half sisters and 4 half brothers. He was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist church. He was an Electrician. For 20 years, Mr. Aumick operated the Esso Gas Station in Troy and Mansfield, Pa. He was also a bus driver and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

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AUSTIN, Alvin - [SRGP 05954] Alvin and Sarah donated the land and removed their house for the site of the present Methodist Church in Mainesburg. (From obituary of Jesse Austin in Rutland scrapbook). Mansfield Advertiser 28th Dec 1881: Died Alva Austin, [SRGP 05954] Mainesburg, bur. last Friday age 82, father of Leander. One of early settlers.

AUSTIN, Ameda [SRGP 05681]  - Mrs. Ameda Shelton
Mrs. Ameda Shelton, an old resident of Mainesburg, died at Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, the 25th of April.  The remains were brought here for burial.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Thursday last, Rev. H. S. Troxel officiating.  She leaves a large family of grown-up children, who were all present at her funeral.  Her late husband, R. G. Shelton, died four years ago.  (Tuesday, May 3, 1893, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

AUSTIN, Ameda Malvina  [SRGP 06696] - ASHLEY, AMEDA MALVINA AUSTIN
Mrs. Ashley diedWednesday morning, April 1, 1931, at ten o’clock at her home on Ashley Hill. She was the youngest daughter of the late Luther B. And Mary Shelton Austin, and was born at Mainesburg, April 9. 1865. She became the wife of Sterne E. Ashley January 2, 1888. Besides Mr. Ashley, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Schubert, of Baltimore, Maryland, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ashley spent her entire life in and around Mainesburg, and was loved by all who knew her. She possessed a Christian character and was an example of true womanhood. She was at one time a member of the Church of Christ, which burned in 1917. Later she united with the Bailey Creek Church, which she attended whenever possible. She was also a member of the progressive Pioneers. She will be greatly missed, especially by those who held her dear. The funeral was held Saturday at 2:00 o’clock, at the Mainesburg church, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating; interment in Mainesburg cemetery

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AUSTIN, ARCHIE (SRGP 6566)
Archie N. Austin, of Austinville, died very suddenly Friday morning at 2:30 at the home of Chief-of-Police E. J. Wood, on East Elmira Street. Death was caused by heart trouble, from which he had been a sufferer for a number of years. Mr. Austin was born at Mainesburg 59 years ago, the son of Jesse and Hannah Austin, and lived nearly all his life in this vicinity. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Covington. He was an upright Christian, and his friendly disposition won for him many friends wherever he went. A kind father and husband and a good neighbor, he will be missed by a large circle of friends. He is survived by his widow, Jennie Orvis Austin; two children, Roy S. Austin, of Dimock, Pa., and Mrs. Ernest Bolt, of Covington; his mother Mrs. Hannah Austin, of Mainesburg; three brothers Alvin B. Austin, of Mansfield; Nicholas P. Austin, of Troy, and Emory Austin of Swissvale, and three sisters, Mrs. Lettie Smith, of Swissvale; Mrs. Albert Jones, of Mainesburg and Mrs. Roy James of Rutland. A son, Gerald Neil Austin, died in the service during the World War, and is one of the soldiers after whom the Austin-Cox Post of Mansfield, was named. Funeral services were held at the Wood home Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L. M. Sparks, of Alba, a former pastor of the Covington Church of Christ officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. J. Grifiths, of Mansfield, and the Rev. Glenn Dewey, of Mainesburg. Interment was in the Mainesburg cemetery.[1929]

 

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AUSTIN -  Mrs. Blanche Jones [SRGP 06565]
Mrs. Blanche Jones, 88, of Mainesburg, Saturday, Jan. 12, 1963.  She was the widow of Albert Jones.  Survived by nieces, nephews and cousings.  Body at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Calling hours:  Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., Mrs. Glenn Dewey of the Bakersburg Church, officiating.  Mainesburg Cemetery.

AUSTIN - Mr. Hobby Austin, [SRGP 09327] who died at the residence of his daughter, at Morris Run, on February the 8th, 1883, at the advanced age of 90 years, was one of the early settlers of Sullivan Township. He went there when the country was a wilderness and lived over 40 years on one farm. For 70 years, he was a member of the Baptist church and his reputation was unspotted from the world. His remains were laid beside those of his wife in the cemetery at Mainesburg [Wellsboro Agitator]
 

AUSTIN, JESSE W. (SRGP 03026)
On Sunday evening, November 5, Jesse W. Austin, of Mainesburg, passed from this life to the next, in spite of the best medical care and careful pursing of his family and friends. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock, the entire house being filled with those who came to sympathize and mourn the passing of a grand old man. Rev. William Hall and Rev. J. A. James officiated. Mrs. Clara James played in soft sad strains "Meditation", and "Nearer My God to Thee". Rev. James, a long-time personal friend of the deceased, made a very tender and touching prayer, and also gave a talk telling of some of his own experiences at the Austin home. Rev. Hall spoke very eloquently, taking for his text, John 11-28: "The Master is Come and Calleth Thee". Blanche Tanner and Clara James sang very beautifully the following hymns, "Shall We Meet Beyond the River", and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". 

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The flowers were chrysanthemums, roses and carnations, with flowers of his own cultivation. The casket was a beautiful quartered oak with snow white pillow. Interment was in Mainesburg cemetery. Mr. Austin was born February 15, 1840, in a house where the Methodist Church now stands. Alvin Austin, his father, donated the ground and removed his house that the church might be erected on this lot. Later Jesse donated toward the building of the church, paying his donation in labor and himself cutting the first corner stone of the fine structure which now stands on the site of his birth and which he later joined and lived a consistent member of to the close of his life. Jesse was the son of Alvin B. Austin and Sallie D. Rumsey, and the youngest of seven children born to that union, all of whom have preceded him to the Great Beyond. On July 27, 1861, he was united in marriage to Hannah Watkins, who has for nearly 62 years been his devoted help-mate through the sunshine and storms of life. The ceremony was performed by Isaac Squires, who was then Jus??? (line missing) Orvis, then a young girl, was witness to the marriage and has since been a close friend of the family and was present at the funeral. To Mr. and Mrs. Austin were born nine children, of whom seven are living; Alvin, of Mansfield, Nick, of Sylvania, Emery, of Mainesburg, Archie, of Bentley Creek, Mrs. Dr. Lew Smith, of Pittsburg, Mrs. Roy James, of Roseville, Mrs. Blanch Jones, of Mainesburg, Willie and Norma both died in early infancy. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive Mr. Austin. Mr. Austin has lived his entire life in Mainesburg, with the exception of about four years, one of which was passed in Colorado on account of ill-health, returning much improved, and following an active, vigorous life until the infirmities of age prevented him from continuing his trade of stone mason. Mr. Austin’s first vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln, a fact of which he was justly proud. Later he was called to the colors of his country, getting as far as Harrisburg when peace was declared. Mr. and Mrs. Austin celebrated their silver and golden wedding anniversary, entertaining on those occasions their relatives and friends in a manner that will live in the memory of all present. They also celebrated their 61st anniversary by a gathering of children and grandchildren. Uncle Jesse, as he was familiarly called by all the children and half the grown-ups, was a man whom everyone loved and respected. He was honest, upright and possessed those qualities that make a community better and happier by his having passed his life there, and whose influence still lives and works for the betterment of his fellow men after he has been emancipated from this veil of tears to a world of sunshine and flowers. Some of Uncle Jesse’s characteristics were that he was always looking (Rest has line through and is unreadable)
 

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AUSTIN - Mrs. LEAH A. DIAL: (SRGP 6360) Mrs. Lea A. Dial, 62, of Mainesburg, died April 12, 1956.  She was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church and former member of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Delores Skoreki of Mainesburg, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. George Sherman of Tampa, Fla; seven grandchildren. 

AUSTIN - MRS. LEAH A. DIAL (SRGP 6360)
 Mrs. Leah A. Dial, 62, of Manesburg, died April 12, 1956.  She was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church and former member of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Delores Skoreki of Mainesburg, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. George Sherman of Tampa, Fla; seven grandchildren. Monday the body was removed from the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home to the Mainesburg Methodist Church, where funeral was held at 2 pm, the Rev, Donald Roe officiating.  Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

 

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Mrs. Lettie Austin Smith, 73, of Mainsburg and St. Petersburg, Fla., widow of Dr. Louis N. Smith, died in Florida Friday morning, March 12, 1954. A daughter of Jesse and Hannah Watkins Austin, she was born at Mainesburg.  She attended Mansfield State Normal School and taught in Tioga County Schools.  For many years she was a resident of Swissvale, Pa., while her husband practiced his profession in Pittsburg.  For several years she was a Chatauqua lecturer.  She was a member of Swissvale Chapter 169, Order of the Eastern Star and the Mainesburg Grange. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J.D. Kuykendall and grandson, John D. Kuykendall Jr., both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Blanche Jones of Mainesburg; several nieces and nephews. The body arrived at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Tuesday evening, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm.  The Rev. David J. Griffiths officiated, assisted by the Rev. Clarence Whetstone.  Burial was made in Mainesburg Cemetery.

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Lloyd E. AUSTIN (SRGP 6741)
Lloyd E. (Doc) Austin, 86, of Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, March 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  Born April 24, 1901, in Sullivan Township, he was the son of Alvin B. and Ida Robbins Austin.  He was formerly employed by the former Mansfield State College and worked as a sheet metal worker and plumber in the Mansfield area.  He was also employed by the U.S. Air Force in Plattsburg, N.Y. for 10 years, retiring in 1961.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Whitneyville.   His wife, Margaret Hager Austin, predeceased him in 1984.  Surviving are his two sons, Lyle Austin of Millerton and Dale Austin of Elmira, N.Y., two daughters, Mrs. Caroline (Fred) Miller of Elmira, N.Y., and  Mrs. Leona Sempler of Millerton; 16 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, Thursday, March 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The funeral will follow calling hours at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. George Evans officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Emeline BACKER Peters [SRGP 09755]
At Mainesburg, March 9, 1880, Emeline Backer, wife of Stephen Peters, aged 47 years.  Mrs. Peters made a public profession of her faith in Christ, was baptized by Elder M. Rockwell, and united with the Baptist Church at Roseville, December 5th, 1852.  She has ever been a consistent and devoted Christian, loved and respected by all who knew her.  She leaves a husband and son who sincerely mourn her loss, as also do the large circle of relatives and friends; but we know that our loss is her eternal gain.  “May we also be ready.”  (Tuesday, April 20, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

 

BAILEY - Lafayette W. Bailey [SRGP 31146] was born on March 9,1851. He was the third son of Sylvester and Mattie Bailey. Mr Bailey was a good citizen, a kind father, a loving husband and a friend to all. He was a member of the Mainesburg Lodge of Odd Fellows. He is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs Lucy Aylesworth and Mrs Charles Welch of Blossburg; one son, Walter Bailey of Covington; one daughter, Mrs George Slingerland of Rochester, N.Y. and his widow, Mattie A. Bailey. He died on November 25. Lafayette W. Bailey died at 2:10 p.m. on Monday last at his home in Richmond township near the Powers schoolhouse. He was prostrated by illness on Sunday. The funeral will be held from the home at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Mainesburg cemetery. Mr Bailey was 61 years old, and was engaged in farming and poultry raising. He was a member of the M.E. church and was esteemed highly. His widow, one son and a daughter Mrs. George Slingerland of Rochester survive. (25 NOV 1911)

 

BAILEY, Lafayette [SRGP 31146] – Lafayette Bailey, formerly of Rutland, died suddenly Dec. 3, in Elmira.  He was 75 years old.  His first wife was Mary Birch, of Farmington, whom he married in 1871.  She died 24 years ago.  His second wife, who was Mrs. Estella Miller, of Dundee, N.Y., survives, as well as one son, Fred Bailey, of Elmira, with whom he made his home, and a brother, Leonard Bailey, of Rutland.   Wellsboro Agitator 17 Dec 1919  

BAILEY MRS. NELLIE CONNELLY (SRGP 28005)
     Mrs. Nellie Connelly, 72, of Troy, died Aug. 21, 1956.  She is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Joseph Main and a step-son, Howard Connelly, both of Mainesburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral was held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. [Note from Joyce - Buried  on the Smith plot with her mother]

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Miss Evelyn R. BARTLETT(SRGP 32710) age 75, of Mainesburg, Pa, died Saturday, March 6, 1971.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Monday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Young officiated.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.  Miss Bartlett is survived by several cousins.  Evelyn  Bartlett was born on a farm near Mainesburg, April 26, 1896, and died at her home in Mainesburg March 6, 1971.  She attended Scouten Hill and Mainesburg schools.  Her ready wit was a source of amusement and joy to her many friends.  She was talented in music, art and elocution, often composing music, songs, skits and poems to fit the occasion.  When she was a girl she joined the Disciple Church and when it burned she joined the Methodist Church.  She was always a willing worker for her Master.  She had a nice voice and was often called upon to sing.  She acted as pianist for the grange as long as she was able and for the Church up until the time of her death.  For 35 years she was secretary of Sullivan Grange and a faithful member for 50 years.  She was willing to do what she could and will be greatly missed by her Church and her friends.

BARTLETT - MRS. NEVA CHAMBERLAIN LEWIS (SRGP 08354)
 Mrs. Neva Chamberlain Lewis, 79, of S. Academy St., Mansfield died Tuesday, February 5, 1963. Survived by husband, Charles; sons, Carl Chamberlain of Montgomery and Harold Chamberlain of Mainesburg; 5 grandchildren. Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield where friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there on Saturday at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery.

BARTLETT - Walter Glenn Bartlett, [32709] aged 64 years, of Wellsboro, died Friday morning at his home on Charleston street.  He was born in Mainesburg, June 23, 1880, son of Francis E., and Mary Seymour Bartlett and had resided in Wellsboro four years, holding the position of Superintendent of the Borden Milk plants in Wellsboro, Elkland and Troy, Pa..   He came to Wellsboro first in 1907 when the Helvetia Milk Condensing Company built their plant here, and was employed continuously by that company until the Borden Company bought their plants in this area.  He was employed in Westfield and Elkland for 30 years, returning to Wellsboro in 1941.  He retired in May, 1944 because of ill health.  Survivors are his widow, Carrie Gerow Bartlett; one adopted daughter; one sister, Miss Evelyn J Bartlett, of  Mainesburg, and two  grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home; burial at Mainesburg.  Wellsboro Agitator – May 2, 1945

BOLT, DAVID F.  56, (SRGP 17041)of Millerton RR 2 died Tuesday, July 19, 1994, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, New York.  Born, Jan. 31, 1938, in Canton, he was the son of Harold D. and Elouise M. Smith Bolt.  He retired after 27 years in construction and was a member of Local 1358.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a member of several antique tractor and engine shows, and was an avid sportsman.  Surviving are his wife of 33 years, the former Frances C. Avery; three sons and daughters-in-law,  William E., and Michele, Roger D, and Douglas F. and Jarose, all of Millerton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ralph and Sarah Jane Johns of Mansfield and Carlton and Lisa A. McClain of Millerton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald R. and Amanda of Millerton, Jack H. and Sandy of Mainesburg, Jessie L. and Liz and Freddy T. and Kim, all of Mansfield,; mother-in-law, Caroline Avery of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.  Friends called at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Friday, July 22, 1994.  Services were held there Saturday, July 23, with the Rev. Raymond Valimont officiating.  Burial was made at Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg.

BOLT, HAROLD DAVID (SRGP 74995)
 Age 59 of Mainesburg RD 1, Pa., Monday, April 8, 1974 at his home after a lengthy illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Wednesday 1 pm.  Rev. Theodore Gould officiating.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.  Survived by his wife, Elouise Smith Bolt; five sons, David and Donald R. both of Millerton RD 1, Pa., Jackson of Mainsburg, Jessie of Mansfield RD 2, Pa., Frederick of Middlebury Center; his mother, Mrs. Leland Morse of Troy RD 3, Pa.; one brother, Claude of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. George (Minnie) McCaslin of Millerton, Mrs. Raymond (Laura) Clark of Springfield, Pa., Mrs. Frederica Barrett of Gillett; 15 grandchildren.  He was a former Mainsburg area farmer.  Born April 19, 1914 in Burlington, Pa., son of Fremont and Alice Barrett Bolt.

BOLT Jackson "Jackie" [SRGP 74999]
Age 65, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, July 9, 2007, at his brother's home in Lawrenceville. Jackie was born on July 22, 1941 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Harold and Elouise (Smith) Bolt. Prior to his retirement, Jackie was employed for 38 years with Paper Magic. Jackie is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jessie and Elizabeth Bolt of Lawrenceville, PA, and Fred and Kim Bolt of Mansfield, PA; sisters-in-law, Amanda Bolt and Frances Bolt of Millerton, PA; special friends and their families, Sandra Thorpe of Covington, PA, JoAnn Anderson of Mansfield, PA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Bolt in November 2004 and David Bolt in July 1995. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, July 13, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mainesburg Cemetery, Seymour Hill Rd., Mainesburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Jackie's name to The American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.

BRACE - Winifred Lucy (Brace) Tears, age 86, formerly of Roseville, Pa., diedat the Bradford County Manor on Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.
She was born on May 23, 1915, in Mill Creek, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Lucy Brace. Winifred attended the Austinville Union Church and was a member of the East Sullivan Grange. She enjoyed working at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy. Winifred was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family. Winifred is survived by her husband of 56 years, Herman Charles Tears Jr.; sons, Dale (Mary) Tears of Roseville and Maxwell (Erma) Tears of Martinsburg; grandchildren, Terri Tears and Nicole Tears, both of Martinsburg, and Howard and John Tears, both of Roseville; brother, Sterling (Nellie) Brace of Wellsboro, Pa.; sisters, Frances Vosburg of Colorado and Eloise Foster of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers and five sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 110, W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pa. Memorial contributions in Winifred's name may be directed to the Alzheimers Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Suite 321, Building 2, Harrisburg, Pa. 17102, or to the Austinville Union Church, RR1, Box 368, Troy, Pa. 16947.

BRAINARD - MRS. GLADYS B. STAUFFER (SRGP 12072)
 MANSFIELD--Mrs. Gladys B. Stauffer, 85, of Mainesburg, died at 11:25 am Friday, February 8, 1979 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, shortly after being admitted.  She was the widow of Gordon Stauffer. Born Jan. 12, 1894, at Roaring Branch, she was a daughter of John and Mary Gosline Brainard. She was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son-in-law, Welch Harvey, with whom she resided; a son, Byron Stauffer, of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brownell, of Burlington, NC, one son-in-law, Welch Harvey of Mainesburg; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 pm Sunday at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Williams, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.  Funeral there at 2 pm.

BROWN - Mansfield Advertiser 22nd Nov 1876: Died Rebecca Austin Nov 15th Mainesburg, wife of L.R. - (Rebecca Brown SRGP 06370)

BURD - NORMA J. JOHNSON (SRGP 79296)
     Norma J. Johnson, 52, the wife of Ernest Johnson, of RD#3, Mansfield, died Sunday, June 14, 1987, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born. Oct. 28, 1934, at Rolla, Mo., she was a daughter of Richard and Mable Channaday Burd.  She was formerly employed as a seamstress at Wundies, Inc., Liberty and Wellsboro plants.  Surviving, besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Mable Pialosky, in Oregon, are a son, Larry, and a daughter, Kimberly, both at home; a brother, Richard Burd, of Monroe, Ore., and a grandson.  The funeral was held at 1 p.m. today, June 17, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery.  The Rev. Win Green and the Rev. Ken Rothman, pastors of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiated.

 

BURGESS Lawrence Larry Burgess Jr.

age 32, of Millerton, PA, died on Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Nelson Twp. Larry was born on March 11, 1979 in Elmira, NY, a son of Lawrence Burgess Sr. and Margaret Penny (Austin) Burgess. He was a graduate of Troy Area High School. Larry was employed at the Kwik Fill in Lawrenceville, PA. He enjoyed building street rods and chopper motorcycles.  Larry is survived by his father, Lawrence Burgess Sr. of Millerton, PA; his mother and step father, Margaret Penny and James Beatty of Millerton, PA; a sister, Lois Burgess of Elmira, NY; two step-brothers, Richard James Beatty of Millerton, PA, James Beatty, Jr. of Addison, NY; three step-sisters, Caryl Martone of FL, Peggy Beatty of FL, Angie Kelly of Elmira, NY; numerous nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; his girlfriend and her son, Felisha and Matthew Hayward, all of Millerton, PA. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM at the Millerton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jennifer Wolf officiating. In Lieu of flowers contributions to assist with funeral expenses may be made to the funeral home. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory &     Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 2, 2011

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