Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson Township,
Tioga County PA
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
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BRIGGS - MRS. PHOEBE GAIGE (SRGP 13504)
Mrs. Phoebe Briggs Gaige died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Stilwell, Wednesday, May 4. A prayer service was held in the home Saturday at 10 a.m. in charge of Reverend Harold G. Stearns, and funeral services were held from the home of her son, Edson Gaige, in Jackson, at 12 p.m., Reverend Giles officiating. Interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Gaige was the daughter of Jacob and Hester Briggs and was born in Jackson, February 8, 1841. October 24, 1859, she was united in marriage to Albert Gaige, who diedseveral years ago. She always lived in Jackson until a few years ago, when she came to Mansfield to make her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was deeply interested in the church and its societies. She was a true Christian and held the love and respect of all who came into contact with her. She is survived by four sons, Fred, Edson and Mark of Jackson; and Herman of Philadelphia; one daughter Flora (Mrs. Frank Stilwell) of Mansfield; a brother Andrew Briggs, of Los Angeles, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (handwritten on article 1927)
MR. ROBERT B. BROWN age 64 of Millerton RD 1, PA Tuesday, May 24, 1988. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Friday at 11 am in the Millerton Wesleyan Church, the Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating. Interment, Maple Ridge Cemetery with full Military Honors. Family would appreciate memorials to Twin Tier Ostomy or the Oncology Dept. of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Survived by wife of 433 years, Naomi Hibbard Brown; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and David White of Pine City, NY, Denise and Larry Berry of Millerton, PA, Marcia Burrows of Tioga, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Arlene Brown of Millerton, PA, Robert E. and Roxanne Brown of Elmira Heights, Dennis and Karen Brown of Austell, GA; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Olly Munzert of Ventura, CA, Judith Combs of Jackson, NJ, Doreen Winger of Hamburg, NY; brother, Leonard Brown of Galeton, PA. Robert was a retired Forest Fire Warden with 40 years of service, a Hunter Safety Instructor in Millerton for 31 years and received the Special Outstanding Instructor Award in 1986. He was a Charter Member of the Galeton, PA VFW, Member of the DFSV, Mansfield, PA, member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge No. 1147 where he held the Fellowcraft Degree and the Pilgrims Degree (Highest Order of the Moose), member of Southern Tier No. 14 and Susquehanna Legion No. 89 of the Moose and the Twin Tier Ostomy Association, Past District & President of the Moose and Past Gov. of the Wellsboro Moose. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from Ingersoll Rand Foundry with 36 years of service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/27/1988
CLARK - Young Man Committed Suicide - Raymond E. Clark, aged about 30 years, committed suicide at 2:15 o'clock Friday morning, by drinking carbolic acid. He decided to end his life because his sweetheart Miss Lulu Cole, spurned his attentions. The police say that Clark called to see Miss Cole Thursday night and found that she was entertaining two other men at the home of her mother, Mrs. William Ockerman, of Benjamin Street. Clark demanded admittance to the house, but was refused. He acted in such a peculiar manner that members of the family notified police headquarters. Policeman Bennett was detailed to make an investigation. This was shortly after 2 o'clock Friday morning. He went to the Ockerman house and found Clark still there. Taking the man by the arm, Policeman Bennett started to lead him away from the house. Clark pulled a bottle from his pocket, and placing it to his lips began to drink the contents. Bennett knocked the bottle from the man's hands, but not before Clark had swallowed a portion of the contents of the bottle. The officer sent for the police patrol wagon and had Clark taken to St. Joseph's hospital, where he died a short time later. His body was removed to the morgue, and later claimed by the brother and parents of the man. Raymond E. Clark is a son of Mr. & Mrs. James H. Clark, who reside on a small place near Jackson Summit. About six or seven years ago Raymond left home and worked in various places, finally going to Elmira. He was employed at the time of his death as a fireman by the Erie Railroad company. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Hall of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Mahlon Gridley of Caton; and Miss Emaline Clark at home; two brothers, Frank and William H. of Elmira. - Wellsboro Agitator, 2 August 1911, p1
GAIGE Albert M. – Millerton, July 21. Albert M. Gaige died at the family home Thursday after a long illness, aged about 85 years. The funeral was held from the home Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Mr. Darrow officiating; burial at Maple Ridge. Deceased is survived by his widow, four sons, Fred, Edson, and Mark, of Maple Ridge; Herman, of Mansfield, and one daughter, Mrs. F. S. Stilwell, of Mansfield, and several grandchildren, besides one brother, D. Gaige, of Jackson Center, and one sister, Mrs. J. C. Rooser, of Webbtown. Wellsboro Agitator, 23 July 1919.
EDSON B. GAIGE (SRGP 53303)
Edson Briggs Gaige, 65, died Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the family home at Jackson Center, Pa. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Jessie Stilwel, and three brothers, Fred and Mark of Jackson Township, and Herman of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the home near Jackson Center. Burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Pendelbury will officiate. (handwritten on article June 12, 1933)
GAIGE Fred J. Gaige
aged 73 years, of Millerton, died March 18, at the home of his son, Robert Gaige, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, nee Gratia Casbeer; two daughters, Edna Andrews, of Jackson Summit, Emma Gaige, of Millerton; three sons, Robert and Albert Gaige, of Millerton; Perry, of Rutland; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Herman Gaige, of Dushore, PA. Mark Gaige, of Maple Ridge, and an Uncle, Davis Gaige of Jackson Center. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.; at the home of the Robert Gaige, Millerton; burial in Maple Ridge. Wellsboro Agitator – March 21, 1934
Herman Hall GAIGE, (SRGP 14917) a resident of Philadelphia, died at Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, Mar. 19, 1938, at 9:30 p.m. after an extended illness. He was associated with the Grange National Bank of Mansfield and later with the Overbrook National Bank in Philadelphia for several years. Mr. Gaige was a member of the 1898 class of the Mansfield State College, also of the Masonic Lodge. He had always been an active member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Sebell Gaige; a daughter Miriam of Philadelphia General Hospital; a brother Mark of Jackson Center and several nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of Jessie Gaige at Maple Ridge, Pa. where he was born Apr. 25, 1877. Burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. R. DeWitt Stanley will officiate.
GAIGE, Perry F. (SRGP 11376)
Age 82 of 20 Riberolle St. Wellsboro, Pa., Sun., Feb. 25,1979. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral there Wednesday at 1pm., Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson Twp. Survived by wife Ora Stone Gaige; one son Ralph P. Gaige of Canton, Pa.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert ( Marian ) Gee of Wellsboro and Mrs. Morris (Vivian) Colegrove of Lawrenceville, Pa.; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. He was a 55 year employee of the N.Y. Central Railroad, member of the Jackson Center Methodist Church, Member of the Jobs Corners Grange 1110. He was born July 22, 1896 in Jackson Twp., son of Fred and Gracia Casebeer Gaige.
GAIGE, Robert J.
Age 88 of Millerton, Pa., Sunday, June 27, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the Millerton United Methodist Church Wednesday 1 p.m. Rev. Wayne Richards. Maple Ridge Cemetery, Millerton, Pa. Assisting nephew Rev. David Peterson, Utica, New York. Those who wish may make donations to the Millerton United Methodist Church in his memory.
GOODWIN –EMMA M. (GOODWIN) STICKLER, 89, formerly of Tioga and Mansfield, PA diedAugust 27, 2000 at Palm Garden Hospital, Ocala, FL. She had lived with her daughter for the past few years in Ocala, FL. Born on September 6, 1910 in Spring Hill, PA she was a daughter of the late Glenn and Eulalie (Howland) Goodwin. She was the beloved wife of the late Lester George Stickler for 67 years; they especially enjoyed traveling after his retirement. She was a homemaker and took great pleasure from her many grandchildren. She also was an avid flower gardener. Surviving are her daughter Loa Mae (Francis) Cobb, Ocala, FL; Ellen (Stephen) Beard, Milton, PA; sons, L. George (Joanna) Stickler, Jr., Lawrenceville, PA; James Stickler, Indianapolis, IN; Donald (Koreen) Stickler, Millerton, PA; Carl Stickler, Arnot, PA; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Millard Rought, Millerton, PA. In addition to her parents and husband she is predeceased by brothers Glenn and Frank Goodwin, sister, Eloise Goodwin Rought. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, 10 West Main St., Troy, September 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral and committal services will immediately follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Carol Z. Price, Pastor of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson Township, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HOGANCAMP –MARIAM I. LAIN age 89 of Jackson Summit, PA. Passed away Thursday November 21, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She is survived by her daughter; Barbara (Herman) Stahl of Orange Park, FL; son, Keith A. Lain of Jackson Summit, PA; grandchild, Stephen H. Stahl of Orange Park, FL; great-grandchildren, Christian and Peter; sister-in-law, Bernice Eighmey; brother-in-law, Archie Lain and several nieces and nephews. Mariam was predeceased by her husband, James S. Lain and her brother, Richard Hogancamp. She was a member of and at one time the Treasurer of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School there for many years and enjoyed crocheting and crafts. She received the greatest joy from being able to help others, she was always there to help or listen to those who needed someone. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, November 25, 2002 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with funeral and committal services at 7:00 PM. The Rev. Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson Summit, PA. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Mariam’s name to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, Route 328 RD #1, Millerton, PA. –McKay Scrapbook
HUNTER - WHEELER, M. June
Of Millerton, PA, Was born April 21, 1926 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Ronald and Beatrice Hunter, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, August 25, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by the following: great-grandson, Colin Wayne Benson; grandson, Matt Smith; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and Norman Wheeler; nephew, Norm Phillips; brother-in-law, Roger Wheeler; and nephew, Adam Roy. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Lewis W. Wheeler; beloved children: daughters, Ellie (Chet) Knapp of Millerton, PA, Beth Peckham (Jack Leiphart) of Lawrenceville, PA; sons, Harold (Ricann) Wheeler of Millerton, PA, Daryl Wheeler of Millerton, PA, Lavere "Boomer" (Ellen) Wheeler of Millerton, PA; along with 18 adored grandchildren, 22 much-loved great-grandchildren and 15 cherished great-great-grandchildren. Other survivors include: brother-in-law, Rex (Jane) Wheeler of Millerton, PA; sisters-in-law, Beverly (Arland) Phillips of Horseheads, NY, Mary Wheeler of Elmira, NY. June was a dedicated employee of Elmira Stamping & Mfg. Co. for several years. She was a devoted and faithful member of the West Jackson Baptist Church. Family was of the utmost importance to June. She loved and cared for them all. She greatly enjoyed babysitting and caring for the children of others. She was a mother to many, especially those in the neighborhood. June also loved to watch, feed and care for her humming birds. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, August 28, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Friday, August 29, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Harold Burrell will celebrate June's service and Reverend Douglas Hodge to assist. Interment will follow in the Maple Ridge Cemetery in Millerton, PA. Memorial donations in the name of M. June Wheeler may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/26/2008 - 8/27/2008
LYDIC Dorothy M. Hine
age 91, of Beaver Dams, died on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 11, 1919 in Taylorsville, PA, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Smith) Lydic. Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she enjoyed gardening, wildlife, Indian Culture, and she had Indian Spirit. She was a member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and she was a member of the Ladies Home Bureau. She was a wonderful homemaker and a loving full time mother. She is survived by her children, Estella (Kenneth P. Bruielly) Loud of Millerton, PA, Dorothy Watson of Beaver Dams, Dexter (Karen) Hines of Beaver Dams, and Judith (Harold) Parrish of Beaver Dams, and brother, Merle Lydic of Johnstown, PA. She also has ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, siblings, and granddaughter. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Millerton, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Corning Leader – January 17, 2011
SEBELL - Mrs. Emma Sebell Gaige, 77, of Williamsville, NY, formerly of Mansfield, Friday, Sept. 3, 1954, after an extended illness. A former teacher in the Mansfield Normal School now the State Teachers College, for the past few years she has been house mother and seamstress at the Methodist Home for Children at Williamsville. She was a member of the Jackson Center Methodist Church. Survived by daughter, Miss Miriam Gaige of Philadelphia; sisters, Mrs. Mary Garlock, Mist, Ore.; Mrs. Amelia Doerr and Mrs. Tena Strasburg, both of Edgerton, Wis.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral was from the Jackson Center Church Sunday Sept. 5. Burial in the Maple ridge Cemetery, Jackson Center. The Rev. John Darrow officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 1954 Teacher at MSNS
Archibald SPENCER was born in Jackson, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, about fifty-five years ago, and died in the same place May 28, 1895. Brother and Comrade Spencer enlisted in the service of his country in the hour of her sorest need August 12, 1862. He was in Company E. of the famous One Hundred and Seventh New York Volunteers. He served faithfully until the close of the war and was discharged June 8, 1865. He joined the Grand Army of the Republic in 1891, and was an honored and respected member of the same until his death. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church several years ago and was a faithful member of the Millerton and Jackson Church until the Master called him home. His funeral was largely attended. It was in charge of the G. A. R. post of Millerton, the Rev. Paul SMITH officiating, the writer, his pastor, being absent from home at the time. Sleep, soldier, sleep. Thy warfare is ended. Rev. Charles L. SHERGUR Note: Archibald and his wife, Elizabeth BUTTS "Spencer", are buried at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson, Tioga County Pennsylvania. His parents: Isaac and Almira (JEWELL) Spencer, are buried here also. Submitted by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert email@example.com
ARCHIE W. SPENCER
Archie W. Spencer, age 89 of RD 1, Millerton, Pa., (Maple Ridge) died on Friday January 31 1986 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. He was a lifelong Millerton farmer and a member of the Holstein Association. He is survived by his sister, Miss Bessie Spencer; cousins, Arlene Spencer of Elmira, Earl Spencer of Dallas Tex., Ernest Spencer of Honolulu, Hawaii, Archie Lane of Florida, James Lane of Jackson Summit, Pa., Mrs. Elizabeth Woodbury of Millerton, Mrs. Leona Baker of California, Mrs. Edson Sheive of Millerton, and Mrs. Bernal Eighmey of Millerton, RD. Funeral and committal services were held on Monday at the Olthof Funeral Home at Elmira. Interment Maple Ridge Cemetery.
MISS BESSIE E. SPENCER, 94, of Millerton RD 1 died September 29, 1989 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Miss Spencer was the daughter of Ernest and Margaret Smart Spencer. She was a nurse by profession and an enthusiastic genealogist. She is survived by friends and cousins in Millerton, PA, Elmira, NY; Florida, Richardson, TX and Honolulu, HI. She was predeceased by her brother, Archie Spencer in 1986. Funeral services were held September 30 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira.
Lester “George” STICKLER, SR. retiree of Corning Inc., age 96, formerly of Tioga and Mansfield, Pa diedat the home of his daughter in Ocala, FL on September 12, 1998. He was born on May 1, 1902. He is survived by his wife of 67 years. Emma Goodwin stickler; daughter, Lora Mae (Francis) Cobb of Ocala, FL, Ellen (Stephen) Beard of Milton, PA; sons, L. George (Joanna) Stickler Jr., James Stickler of Indianapolis, IN, Donald Stickler of Millerton, PA, Carl (Kathy) Stickler of Arnot, PA; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Lester was a former amateur radio operator. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesda,y September 16 (2 pm) with interment to be in Maple Ridge cemetery at the convenience of the family. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday September 17 , 1998
WHEELER John G. Jr.
Age 71, of Jackson Summit, PA, died on June 5th, 2011 surrounded by his family. John was born June 21, 1939 a son of John and Murna Wheeler. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Wheeler of 52 years; his children are John Wheeler (special friend Kathy Richardson), Jeff (Lanett) Wheeler, and Jodi Wheeler (special friend Dan Squires); grandchildren are Jamie Sue with fiancé Vincent Teribury, Seth, Megan, Jenelle and Lindsay; one great-grandson, Lain Teribury. John is also survived by a sister, Delores Austin; brothers, Shirley Wheeler, LaDrue (Gladys) Wheeler; sister-in-law, Mary Wheeler; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Murna; and brother, Keith Wheeler. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring John's life will be held on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Douglas Hodge will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Maple Ridge Cemetery in Jackson Summit, PA. John loved his family, sitting with the customers at Wheelers Family Restaurant drinking coffee, telling stories, but most of all working with his boys and his Angus cattle. He was the proud owner and operator of Wheeler's registered Holstein Dairy and Jug Milk plant in Jackson Summit for 15 years, then started Wheeler's Family Restaurant in 1988. He built Wheeler's Beverage and Liquor Store in 1999. John was the Town Constable for the Millerton Area along with being the Supervisor and Road Master for Jackson Township for many years. Those wishing please make memorials in John's name to the Maple Ridge Cemetery Association C/O Stella Loud of Warner Rd, Millerton, PA 16936. Star Gazette – June 7, 2011
? BROWN, Naomi H.
Age 85, a lifelong resident of the Millerton community, diedMonday, June 15th, 2009, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends may gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday, June 18th, at 1:00PM. Pastor Jennifer Wolf will officiate. Graveside committal prayers will follow the funeral services in the Maple Ridge Cemetery, Jackson-Summit, PA, with Military Honors accorded to honor her personal sacrifice to her country during World War II. Those wishing please make memorials in Naomi H. Brown's name to the ATLAS-THON, c/o Nathan Heinzelman, 510 Dwight Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2009