Middlebury Union Cemetery,
Middlebury 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.
BABCOCK – William Babcock, formerly of Keeneyville, PA, died July 9, 1920, at Johnson City, NY, after a long illness. He was 82 years of age, being born April 23, 1838. He was twice married, two children surviving by the first marriage, Mrs. M.J. Bullock, of Johnson City, NY, and Mrs. S.T. Blakeny, of Tacoma, Wash. On May 10, 1888, he married Celestia Day, who, with two brothers and one sister, O.P. Babcock of Elkland, PA; S.R. Babcock of Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. H.A. Bradley, also survive him. He was a veteran of the civil war, serving in Co. L, 22nd, NY Cavalry, and at the time of his death was a member of George Cook Post, GAR of Wellsboro, PA. At the age of fifteen years he was converted in the Christian faith and continued to uphold the banner of Christ during the remainder of his life. He was very patriotic and was never happier than when doing honor to the flag for which he fought. Of a genial disposition, he made many friends who sincerely mourn his loss. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, 1920, at Keeneyville; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery, Rev. Mr. Totten of Dexter, officiating. – Wellsboro Agitator, July 21, 1920, p1
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Thursday, December 24, 1959
Henry B. Badmone, 86, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, December 20, 1959 at Blossburg State Hospital. Born September 26, 1873 in Charleston Twp, he was the son of Henry and Mary Badmone. A retired farmer, Mr. Badmone is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Smith of Utica, NY; 5 sisters: Mrs Viola. Boyce of CA, Mrs Laura Ross of Corning, NY, Mrs, Lottie French and Mrs. Nina West of Middlebury and Mrs. Luva Goodwin of Wellsboro; one half-brother, Arthur Bennett of CA ......Funeral services will be held Wednesday and burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
BAILEY EDWARD EUGENE
Wellsboro Agitator - March 3, 1920
Edward Eugene Bailey, aged 61 years, son of John and Ellen Bailey, died at his home in Middlebury, Saturday, Feb. 21, 1920, of influenza. He was born at Rutland, Tioga County PA., Oct. 9, 1858. He is survived by three brothers and one sister, Jerome, of Middlebury, Frank, of Tioga and Elmer, of Elmira; Mrs. Fred Gee, of Rutland. He is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Bailey and five step-children, Lewis Gee, of Wellsboro; William, of Penn Yan; Chas., of Elmira; Chester and Edgar at home. He was twice married. On Aug. 12, 1883 he married Sallie Gee, who died June 19, 1904. On March 10, 1906 he married Sarah Wheeler, who survives him. Mr. Bailey was a man of sterling qualitites and good judgment and was well liked by all who knew him. He was a farmer and spent nearly all his life in Farmington and Middlebury. He was a member of the F. B. Church at Keeneyville, joining the church in Jan. 1907. The funeral was held at the M. E. church at Keeneyville, Wednesday at 1 o'clock, Rev. Milton J. Scripture, officiating; burial in Middlebury Union cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 3, 1955
Jerome Bailey, 85, formerly of Keeneyville, Pa, died Friday January 28, 1955 at the home of his son, Rufus Bailey, of Roberts Ave., South Corning. He is survived by son, several nieces and nephews. Funeral was Monday. The Rev. Earl H. Robertson officiated. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, Pa.
BAKER Carrie Mabel
Wellsboro Agitator - November 2, 1932
The Late Mrs. Hotchkiss
Carrie Mabel Baker Hotchkiss was born Feb. 11, 1884 at Keeneyville, Pa., and died Sept. 27. 1932 at Cortland, N.Y., aged 48 years, 7 month, 15 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baker. On January 1, 1900, she was married to William Amos Hotchkiss. To them were born two children, Clarence Amos Hotchkiss and Mrs. Sara Catherine, both of Cortland. She is also survived by her parents, three brothers, Augustus Baker, of Cortland; Walter Baker and Henry Whitney and two sisters, Mrs. Forest Button and Mrs. George Corwin, of Holiday; also six grandchildren. She was buried at Keeneyville, Sept. 29.
BAKER Walter E
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, January 23, 1952
Walter E. Baker died Friday morning at his home in Crooked Creek at the age of 72. He was born March 3, 1879 in Pennsylvania, the son of Daniel and Kathryn Sweet Baker. He was a well-known and highly respected resident of Crooked Creek, and at the time of his death, was director of the Middlebury Township Schools; a position he had held for several years. At one time he was manager of the former Pet Milk Receiving station at Holiday and was also an employee of the former cheese factory at Hammond. He was supply pastor for the churches in the Crooked Creek locality at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; one son, Earl, of Crooked Creek;, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Losinger of Addison, N.Y.; Mrs. Ray Plumley of Campbell, N.Y.; two brothers, Gus Baker of Cortland, N.Y.; Henry Whitney, Tioga; two sisters, Mrs. George Corwin and Mrs. Forest Butler of Tioga; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday in Crooked Creek with the Rev. Otto Lehman officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., June 20, 1934, Pg 1
Mrs. Alice Short was born April 17, 1853, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Phoenia Coon in Westfield, June 13, 1934. She is survived by one son, Lovel Short, two sisters, Mrs. Phennie Coon, Miss Lois Bancroft; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. Her christian life and example will live as a monument in the minds of those who knew her best. The funeral was held at Little Marsh Church Friday, Rev. Mr. Engler of Knoxville officiating; burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery.
BARLEY Carl M. Jr.
Age 59, of 115 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY, diedJune 5, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born February 28, 1948 in Lancaster, PA, the son of Carl M. and Grace Litner Barley Sr. He had previously worked at the State Hospital for Crippled Children, Elizabethtown, PA, as a nursing assistant and was an avid volunteer. He is survived by sons, John R. Barley and Jennifer Cary, Knoxville, PA, James E. Barley and Kimberly Puvel, Middlebury Center, PA; grandchildren, Sydney Barley and Skyler Cary; brother, Charles Barley, Annville, PA; sisters, Grace Appel, Pequea, PA, Maryann Barley, Lancaster, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday, where memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell, offc. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury, PA.
BARNES Fanny C
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 13, 1907, Pg 4
Mrs. Fannie Baker, aged 26, wife of Mr. Walter Baker of Corning died Friday afternoon [3/8/1907] at the Corning Hospital. She was born at Hammond, Middlebury Township, and had resided in Corning for the past six years. She was a member of the Methodist Church and is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Barnes, one brother, Rufus Barnes of Corning and three children, Earl, aged seven; Cleo, aged four and Elizabeth, aged two. Funeral services were held on Monday at 9:30am, the remains being taken to Keeneyville for burial.
BARTHOLOMEW - ALICE R. STANFORD
Alice R. Stanford, 84, of RD#7, Wellsboro, died Monday, Jan. 11 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Purley (Maytha) Housel of RD#7, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 11, 1903 in Farmington Township, she was the daughter of Wallace and Anna Smith Bartholomew. She attended the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church. Her husband, Ivan Stanford, died in 1959. Surviving, besides her daughters, are two sons, Ronald of RD#7, Wellsboro, and Donald of Canton; sister, Mrs. Inez Rose of Tioga; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today, Jan. 13, at 11 am at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The Rev. Paul Conner officiated. Burial was made in Middlebury Cemetery.
Inez Rose, 101, formerly of Whitneyville, died Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born April 24, 1894 in Middlebury Township, she was a daughter of Wallace and Anna Smith Bartholomew. She was a member of the Whitneyville Larger Parish. Preceding her in death was her husband, Ray Rose, in 1970 and a daughter, Ada Horton in 1987. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Harriet Rose of Tioga; two granddaughters, Jean Foster of Tioga and Mary Jane Edgerton of Mansfield; six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiated. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township, Tioga County
BARTLETT - Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thurs.,
May 29, 1958, Pg 4
Lawrence Horace Bartlett, 79, of Middlebury Center, died Sunday, May 25, 1958, at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre. He was born June 26, 1878 in Tioga, son of David and Jennie Bartlett. For many years he was a farmer. He was also a retired State Highway Department employe. Mr. Bartlett was a member of the Keeneyville Methodist Church. He was serving as a member of the Middlebury Twp. School Board. He was also a member of the Keeneyville Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada Bartlett; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Berg, Wellsboro; Mrs. Ida Dildine, Binghamton; Mrs. Ruth Allen, Blossburg; Mrs. Helen Foster, Osceola; five sons, Ernest, Tioga; Paul, Osceola; Louis, Donald and Harry, Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Emma Barden; Mansfield. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 13 gr-grandchildren. The Rev. Orey Crippen, Roseville, will officiate at funeral services. Services will be held in Keeneyville Methodist Church at 2pm Wednesday. Burial will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the family home.
BATHRICK Howard E. Bathrick
86, of Keeneyville, PA, died Thursday, March 31, 2011. Born March 10, 1925, in Sabinsville, PA, he was the son of George and Laura Mascho Bathrick. On November 25, 1948, in Rome, NY, he married the former Veronica Klara, who predeceased him on January 12, 2006. A US Army Air Force Veteran, he served honorably from 1945 - 1948. A native of Sabinsville, he resided in Austinburg, NY, Nelson, PA, and Keeneyville since 1978. He was employed by Eberle Tannery in Westfield for seven years, a self-employed electrician for ten years, and as a millwright for Ralston-Purina for ten years and Agway for nine years. Surviving are: two grandchildren, Jasin (Heather Hurlburt) Colegrove of Lawrenceville, PA and Shauna (Robert Edelen) Colegrove of Keedysville, MD; three great-grandchildren, Alexandria Edelen, Gabriel Edelen, and Morgyn Colegrove; and a sister, Leila (Ernest) Hunt of Genesee, PA. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Norma Colegrove in 1992; and a brother, Earlton Bathrick. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, April 3, 2011, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. Star Gazette - April 1, 2011
BEACH EMMA OLIVIA
Mrs. John P. Roberts (handwritten on article 1959)
Ulysses, PA - Mrs. Emma Beach Roberts, 91, of Little Marsh, died Wednesday. She was the wife of the late John Picton Roberts. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Joyce Lattimer, and one son, Humphrey C. Roberts, both of Little Marsh; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Davis of Middlebury Center. The body is at the Kear-Hamilton Funeral Home where friends may call. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Little Marsh Methodist Church, the Rev. Dorr Harrington officiating. Burial will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
BEACH SIMEON P
Wellsboro Agitator – October 9, 1907
Littlemarsh, Oct. 7 – S. P. Beach, of Chatham, died on Thursday last at his home in Beachtown of acute Bright’s disease. He was only sick two days. He was 59 years of age. The funeral was held at his home on Saturday at one o’clock, p.m. Rev. Mr. Green officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery. Mr. Beach was one of the township auditors, a Granger and an Odd Fellow. He leaves a wife and one son, five sisters and two brothers, besides a host of friends to mourn his sudden demise.
BEARD Lewis C.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 15, 1923
Lewis C. Beard, died suddenly last Wednesday morning. He left here Sunday to visit his sister, Mrs. Mark Cady, near Wellsburg, N. Y., who is very ill. He had expected to meet his family in Corning at reunion on Wednesday, Aug. 8, but was found dead in bed that morning, having had a stroke of apoplexy. He was born March 27, 1868. He was a son of Eli and Martha A. Beard. He married Bertha French and to them six children were born,
who with their mother survive— Burton, George, Martha, Willard, Milton and Mary, all of this place; also by the sister before mentioned, and many other relatives and friends. He was a good husband and father, kind and thoughtful neighbor. He was a very faithful and active member of Crookedcreek Grange, No. 966. He had filled nearly every chair in the Grange and was Worthy Master during the year 1917. He was a member of Tioga County Pomona Grange, No. 30. Funeral services were held at the C. M. A. church Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. William Edmunds officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery. The following relatives from away were here to attend the funeral: Mark Cady, Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Cady, of Wellsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cady and son, Ernest, of Elmira; Mrs. Martha Andrews and son, Forrest, of Corning; Miss Vera Cady, of Pine City; Mrs. Alva Johnson, of Elmira; Fred Warner, of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. John Beard, of Farmington; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Beard and Orrin Beard, of Osceola.
BEATY Nellie V
Wellsboro Agitator - October 3, 1957
Mrs. Nellie Barty (s/b Beaty) French, a former resident of Wellsboro died recently at her home at Roswell, New Mexico where she had resided for 25 years. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Thomas Ryan, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. William Ramer, Roswell, N.M.; and Mrs. Ruth Sage, Honeoye Falls, N.Y.; son, Gene French, of Sudbury; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 128 Main Street, Wellsboro, Rev. Edward T. Read officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 22, 1889
--—Mr. Samuel Beaty died,in this borough last Sunday morning. Ho was stricken with; paralysis last Wednesday. He was eighty-one years of age. For several months, the family have resided in the Eastman block, where they keep a boarding house. The funeral is to be held at Keeneyville today.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 25, 1903
Death of Mrs. Benjamin Owlett
Last Saturday Mrs Bafijamm Owlett died at her home in Keeneyville. She had been in falling health for several years. She would have been fifty nine years of age had she lived till tomorrow. Her maiden name was Willhelmina Beeman. She was a native of Middlebury township and during her whole life she had tbe love and respect of a wide circle of friends for her many beautiful qualities of mind and heart. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband Mrs. Owlett leaves three adult children—Mrs. George Curtis, Ray Owlett and Katie, who is now Mrs. Wainwright, of Knoxvllle. The funeral was held on Monday at the family residence.
BEIVER - SWAN
Norma B. Age 93, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Covington, PA, diedTuesday, January 4, 2005, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 12, 1911 in Farmington Township, the daughter of Claude and Ella Cummings Beiver. Norma was the retired owner of the Tioga County Candy Company, and a member of the Covington United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Carl Zenger of Lockport, NY; a son-in-law, Duane Frost of Haines City, FL; six grandchildren, Sherry Frost of Bellefonte, PA, Nancy (Jim) Tate of Naples, FL, Lori Hall of Mansfield, PA, Dr. David (Susan) Zenger of Collierville, TN, Drs. Julie (Jon) Hain of Troy, MI, Diane (Jeff) Kovacs of El Paso, TX; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillips in 1976; and her daughter, Onolee Frost in 1993. Private funeral services will be held at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Norma's memory may be directed to the Covington United Methodist Church, PO Box 134, Covington, PA 13917.
BENNETT - ROBINSON, Mrs. Eunice Age 81 of Hammond, Penna., Monday September 25, 1972 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. No calling hours. Private Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Survived by cousins, Francis Spaulding and Curt Spaulding, both of Corning, N.Y., and Catherine Spaulding of California. (You have this obit with a request for information about her maiden name. Her mother's obit is on the same page. "Spaulding, Effie". Effie Spaulding Bennett, wife of William Bennett died 1950. I believe Eunice Bennett Robinson was their only child. Eunice was married to Joseph Cecil Robinson d. 1937. Joanne Fuller)
BENSON Alma Brewer
Wellsboro Agitator - June 21, 1962
Mrs. Alma Brewer Gee, 70, wife of Olin Gee, Crooked Creek, died Saturday, June 16, 1962, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving besides her husband, and five daughters, Mrs. Lewis Taylor, Mrs. Laverne Root and Mrs. Paul Covert, all of Wellsboro; Mrs. Martin Stanford, Columbus. Ga., and Mrs. Ivan Freeman, Crooked Creek; three sons, Frederick of Philipsburg; Henry of Wellsboro, and Olin Jr., of Elmira, N. Y., a sister, Mrs. LeRoy Groat, Tyrone, N.Y.; a brother, Hiram Benson, of Newmine; 24 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Orey Crippen, of Roseville, conducted the services. Services were held Tuesday at the Funeral Home at 126 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Elmira Star Gazette - BIESER Listed on 11/24/01
Glen, age 64, of Middlebury Center, Pa, died November 22, 2001 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Violet Madison Bieser whom he married June 12, 1960. He was born February 13, 1937 at Westfield, Pa., the son of Walter R. (John) and Sarah C. (Sally) Cooper Bieser. He was a retired farmer, employee of Cornell Brothers Agway, Middlebury Ctr., Pa., and a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Little Marsh, Pa. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Surviving other than his Wife are his Parents, of Little Marsh, Pa; Sons and Daughters-in-law, John and Dawn Bieser,Middlebury Ctr., Ernie and Jeanine Bieser, Little Marsh, and Walter and Annessa Bieser, Duncannon, Pa; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Tina and Doug Allen, Middlebury Ctr.; 6 Grandchildren, Debra, Alex, Caleb, Jace, and Trey Bieser, and Kristen Allen; Sister, Susan J. Steckenfinger, Jersey Shore, Pa.; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Arden and Betty Sweet, Middlebury Ctr., and Jerry and Bonnie Madison, Westfield, Pa.; Mother-in-law, Alice Madison, Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa.; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews; And his Dog, Dusty. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, at "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. on Sunday, November 25, 2001 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Funeral to be held Monday, November 26, 2001 at 11:00A.M. at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Little Marsh, Pa., with Pastor Beth Stutler and Pastor Kenneth Kitzmiller officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
WELLSBORO, Pa. - Glenn Bieser, 64, of Middlebury Center, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was retired from Cornell Brothers Agway in Middlebury Center. Survivors include his wife, Violet Madison Bieser; three sons, John Bieser of Middlebury Center; Ernie Bieser of Little Marsh and Walter Bieser of Duncannon; a daughter, Tina Allen of Middlebury Center; a sister, Susan J. Steckenfinger of Jersey Shore Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Pastor Kenneth Kitzmiller officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Note: he is also survived by his parents.
BIESER WALTER R. (JOHN)
Walter R. (John) Bieser
Walter R. (John) Bieser, 86, of Little Marsh, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Sarah C. (Sally) Cooper Bieser, who died Feb. 16, 2003. John was born Mar. 9, 1917, in Troupsburg, the son of the late Walter and Lizzie Nageli Bieser. He worked in the Westfield Tannery for 15 years before becoming a full time farmer. John was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Little Marsh; was a Little Marsh school board director for 16 years, and a member of the Knoxville Lodge #351 F. & A.M., Knoxville. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Susan J. and Ira Steckenfinger, Jersey Shore, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Violet Bieser, Middlebury Center; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Cole, Ham-mersely Fork, Pa.; Blanche Smith, Wellsville, N.Y.; brothers-in-law, Earl Cooper, Little Marsh; Jim Carpenter, Westfield; sister-in-law, Marie Cooper, Tioga; special friends, Arden and Betty Sweet, Middlebury Center; Leland and Laura Rouse, Little Marsh; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Glenn Bieser; brothers, Arnold, Alfred, Fritz; sisters, Margaret, Ruth, Mary, Bertha, and Midge. Friends and family were invited to John's Life Celebration on Monday, Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church. Funeral followed at 1 p.m., with Pastor Beth Stutler, Pastor Jay Morris, and Pastor Kenneth Kitzmiller officiating. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Little Marsh United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, the Chatham Fire Department, or the Jemison Valley Brethren In Christ Church. Arrangements were by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.
BIXBY MAUDE MAY
Taylor, Mrs. Maude - age 78, of 107 E. First St. Corning, Tuesday, July 7, 1964. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Deter. Survived by daughter, Miss Amy Taylor, at home; step son, Fay Taylor of Little Marsh, PA; sisters, Mrs. Alice Keeney of Elmira, Mrs. Paul Ames of Okeechose, Fla; 2 grandchildren, great grandchildren. Body at the Carpenter Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 11 a.m. at the Keeneyville Methodist Church, the Rev. Kermit Shrawder. Keeneyville Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA.
MIDDLEBURY Center, PA - BLAIR -Olive E. Sechrist, 89, died Thursday, Sep 28, 1995, at Robert Packer Hospital. Sechrist, who worked at the former Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works for eight years in the 1940s, was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Putnam of Wellsboro and Mary Johnson of Mansfield; two brothers, Harold Blair and William Blair. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 pm Monday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St, Wellsboro. Services will be 1:30 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Todd Whitmer officiating. Burial is in Farview Cemetery, Middlebury Township. The Leader, Corning, NY; Friday, Sep 29 1995 6A
Wellsboro Gazette – June 29, 1967
Wright Bloom, 71 of RD 1, Knoxville, Pa., died June 26, 1967 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born August 27, 1895 in Deerfield Township in Tioga County PA., the son of George and Nettie Curran Bloom. He was a lifetime, resident and farmer of Deerfield Township and was a member of Little Marsh Grange. Survived by wife, Laura Gleason Bloom, RD 1, Knoxville; 1 step son, Ernest Gleaspn of Painted Post, N. .Y.; 1 sister, Mrs. Bertha Andrews of Knoxville. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Albert Bolster of the Knoxville Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
BOOM, Herman Ehle - Osceola, March 20.- Funeral services for Herman Ehle Boom, 73, who died March 8, were conducted by Rev. D. N. Place, of Lawrenceville, with interment in the family plot at Middlebury Union Cemetery. Active bearers were Lawrence Smith, George Colegrove, Joseph Ayers, Cassius Paris, Andrew Colegrove, Earle Goodrich. Honorary bearers were J. B. Redfield, Fred VanDusen, J. A. Butler, R. R. Owlett and Edgar Card. During the services, Mrs. Doris Doane with Miss Owlett at the piano sang "My Father Knows" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". Born December 6, 1861, at Knoxville, son of J. F. AND ELMIRA YATES BOOM, he was married in 1893 to IDA COLEGROVE, of Deerfield, who bore him a son, EHLE H., who survives. In early life, Mr. Boom was a carpenter and contractor in the firm of Dunham & Boom, and many fine buildings in this area show his handiwork. In 1895 he located on the farm where he subsequently died, becoming an interested and able agriculturist. Of a kind, genial nature, his friends were many and true. He was always ready and willing to give of his time and means to help those who were in need. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, his family always being given first consideration. His widow, son and one sister, and several nieces and nephews are left to mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at the late home last Wednesday afternoon; the many beautiful floral offerings together with the large assemblage of friends silently attested to the high esteem in which he was held.
BORDEN DESSIE M.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 22, 1928
The Late Mrs. Ray Leach. - Little Marsh Aug. 20—Correct statement about the death of Mrs. Ray Leach: Hideous burns suffered by Mrs. Ray Leach aged 33 years of Little Marsh Aug. 10 when a can of kerosene exploded while she was lighting a fire proved fatal within a few hours after her body became a torch. She died at 1 p.m. in the Blossburg Hospital. When the can burst, it showered her with its contents which instantly ignited. Her clothing and the house were set on fire. Mrs. Leach ran screaming from the house. Her daughter, Elsie, 11, after putting out the fire and carrying her little sisters and brother to safety ran to the home of Verilo Hotelling where Mr. Leach was working a mile away and told him her mother was all on fire. She then went to her aunt, Mrs. Earl Fuller, one half mile away and gave an alarm. Mr. Leach, Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Imogene Eastwood, both sisters of Mrs. Leach, the latter, who was visiting Mrs. Fuller at the time, with the kind help of neighbors who rushed to the scene did what they could to ease the woman's pain until arrival of an ambulance. The decedent is survived by her husband and five chidlren: Mina, 13, who lives with her grandparents; Elsie 11, Raymond 8, Audrey 3, Lyle 13 months, and James, deceased, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Borden; six sisters and three brothers.
BORDEN DESSIE M.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 15, 1928
Mrs. Ray Leach, aged 33 years, of Little Marsh, died at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Blossburg Hospital, of burns received Friday morning at 6 o'clock when a can of kerosene exploded as she started the kitchen fire...The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Little Marsh church; Rev. John Klotzbach officiating; interment in Keeneyville cemetery. Mrs. Leach is the 2nd in her family to suffer burns in a similar manner. About seven years ago her sister, in starting a fire with kerosene, was so severely burned that skin had to be grafted to her arm.
BORDEN FLORA EFFIE
Wellsboro Agitator – August 4, 1955
Mrs. Flora E. Fuller, 64, of Little Marsh, died July 31, 1955, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Earl Fuller. Born April 25, 1891, in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of Julian and Addie Wilson Borden. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fuller is survived by three sons, Carmen, of Knoxville, Glendore of Galeton and Winthrop of Little Marsh; two sisters, Mrs. Mina Triset of Wellsboro, RD, Mrs. Nadeline Hilborn of Slate Run, and three brothers, Carl, Rupert and Bernard Borden, all of Crookedcreek. Ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Little Marsh Methodist Church of which Mrs. Fuller was a member. The Rev. Dorr Harrington officiated and burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville.
Wellsboro Agitator - Sept 18, 1907
Eliza Avery, widow of the late Constant Avery, died at her home on Cole street last Thursday. The following children survive her: John and Albert Avery, of Wellsboro; Luman Avery, of Chatham; Mrs. Ira Potter, of Livingston county, N, Y.; Emmett Avery, of Marshcreek; Mrs. Ruth Jackson of Covington. Mrs. F. S. Andrews, of Wellsboro, is a niece of the deceased. Funeral services were held on Sunday at Niles Valley, Rev. R. M. Cloud, pastor of the Free Baptist church of Wellsboro, officiating ; burial in Keeneyvilte.
BOYCE - Andrews Mrs. Laura A. 96 years of 378 Old Corning Rd., January 13, 1979 at Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of Middlebury Center, Pa. friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. E. Gene Callihan officiating. Internment Middlebury, Pa. Union Cemetery. Family will furnish flowers, Memorials may be made to their favorite charity. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Bernyce Husick with whom she resided, Mrs Nevah Houghtaling of Keeneyville, Pa. Mrs. Maynard (Grace) Smith of Wellsboro, 11 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren. She was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church.
GLEN F. BREWER
Glen F Brewer, 68, of Westfield, died Sunday, May 29, 1960 at Wellsboro Hospital. An employee of Eberle Tanning Company, he is survived by his widow, Pearl; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Collins and Mrs. Anna Stebbins, both of Rochester, N.Y.; three brothers, Clark of Bellefont, Archie of Sarasota, Fla. and Harold of Jasper, N.Y.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sara Bieser of Little Marsh, and five step-sons, Almond Cooper of Middlebury Center, Cecil Cooper of Clarendon, Earl Cooper of Knoxville, Henry Cooper of Tioga, and Jasper Cooper of Osceola. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
Rev. Robert Kulzer will officiate, and burial will be made in Keeneyville.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., October 21, 1908, Pg 1
Little Marsh, Oct. 19 - Miss Emma Brigden died at her home this morning. She was stricken with typhoid fever on the 7th, and yesterday, pneumonia set in. Miss Brigden was 54 years old. She was a school teacher by profession, having taught successfully thirty-seven years. She was teaching the Cloos Hill School when taken sick. She was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal of the class of '88. Miss Brigden was a very exemplary woman. She is survived by three sisters and one brother - Mrs. George Spaulding of Hammond; Mrs. Clara Wetherby of Chatham Valley; Miss Myrtle Brigden and Charles Brigden of Wisconsin.
BRIGDEN Ida J
Wellsboro Gazette - October 22, 1903
Little Marsh, Oct. 21 - Mrs. Ida Brigden Ferris died last Friday night after an illness of a year and eight months duratiion, aged nearly 45 years. She was married 22 years ago to George A. Ferris, who with five children survive her. Mrs. Ferris was born at Chatham Valley and had passed all her life there and in this vicinity. The funeral was held at the church here on Sunday, Rev. House officiating. Interment at Keeneyville.
BRIGDEN Ida J
Wellsboro Agitator - October 21, 1903
Mrs. George A. Ferris, aged about 45, died on Friday night at her home near Little Marsh, after an illness lasting a year or more. Her family name was Brigden. Besides her husband, she is survived by several children.
BRIGDEN Sarah Spaulding – Mrs. Sarah Spaulding, aged 66 years, died at her home on West avenue Sunday evening about 7:30 o’clock, of cancer of the liver, after a long illness. She was born at Locke, N.Y., February 17, 1854, a daughter of Russell and Catherine DeLand Brigden. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Ida Spaulding, of Wellsboro, and by two sisters and one brother, Miss Myrtle Brigden of Knoxville, Pa.; Mrs. Clara Wetherbee, of Wellsboro, and C.A. Brigden, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The funeral will be held this afternoon. Rev. C.W. MacGeorge will officiate and interment will be made at Keeneyville, Pa. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1919.
BRIGGS, BERT J.
Burt J. Briggs, of Middlebury R.D. 1, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, November 21, at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sadie Briggs, one son, Mortimer, two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Homer Closs, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Ray Erway, of Wellsboro, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held from the Crooked Creek Baptist Church Nov. 24, and burial was at Keeneyville. (Handwritten date 1938)
CLIFTON M. BRIGGS
Clifton M. Briggs, age 72, of RD 2, Middleburry Center died suddenly as a result of burns on July 12, 1976 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born February 18, 1904 in Middlebury Township the son of Charles W. and May Smith Briggs. He was a retired farmer, a trustee of Keeneyville United Methodist Church, member of Middlebury Grange No. 705, former tax collector and assesor of Middlebury Township and a director of Tioga County Grange Insurance Company for over 20 years. He is survived by wife Dorothy Palmer Briggs, Middlebury Center, 1 daughter, Mrs. William Lois Garrison, of Gibonia, Pa., 2 sons, Charles H. Briggs, Loveland, Ohio and Larry S. Briggs, Keeneyville, 1 sister, Mrs. Helen Stevens of Wellsboro, 1 brother, Dean C. Briggs of Horseheads, NY, 8 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday 7 to 9. Funeral at the Funeral Home on Thursday July 15 at 2 pm with Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery. Friends may contribute to the Keeneyville United Methodist Church or St. Joseph's Hospital Burn Unit.
MORTIMER J. BRIGGS: (SRGP 8057) Mortimer J. Briggs, 73, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Friday, February 11, 1972, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born March 12, 1898, in Middlebury Township, a son of Burt and Sadie Shaw Briggs. Mr. Briggs was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church. He was a retired dairy farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Lucie Ashley; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Boyce, Wellsboro; two sons, Harold, of Rochester, N.Y., and Ben J., of Mansfield, and 10 grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street. Burial was in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. The Rev. G. Fay Crossman, his pastor, officiated.
BRIGGS Rosa Nell
Wellsboro Agitator – December 29, 1955
Mrs. Rosa Cloos, 79, of Middlebury Center RD 1, Pa., widow of Homer Cloos, died Sunday, December 25, 1955. She is survived by a son, Coral Cloos of Cayuta RD 1, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Erway of Wellsboro RD; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday m the Keeneyville Methodist Church with Rev. Dorr Harrington officiating. Burial was in the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville.
BRIMMER – Arthur Brimmer, 62, of Nelson RD died Saturday, March 18, 1961. Survived by sons, Charles A. of Mansfield Rd, Ernest E. and Orville L. of Lawrenceville, Richard of Avon; daughters, Mrs. Frederick Williams of Avon, Mrs. Raymond Simons of Philadelphia, Mrs. Charles Shauf of Spencerport, NY, Mrs. Richard Arnold of Elkland, Mrs. Frank Gleason of Draper; brothers, Sol of Osceola, Jesse of Wolcott, NY; sisters, Mrs. Hiram Ferry of Presho, NY, Mrs. Katherine Welch of Corning, NY; 18 grandchildren. Funeral service was at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Wednesday at 2 PM, the Rev. Frank Russell officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville. – Mansfield Advertiser, 22 March 1961, p.4
The Agitator, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania May 30, 1906
Death of Mrs. Walter Short
Funeral at Little Marsh on Sunday - Sketch of her Life
Little Marsh, May 28 - Mrs. Walter Short died at her home in Galeton on Thursday of consumption, aged 20 years and seven months. Mrs. Short was a native of Roulette, Potter county where her father now lives. She was married to Walter Short three years ago. Her maiden name was Mattie Brine. She leaves, besides her husband, her father, William Brine, of Roulette. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at the church here, Rev. F. C. House officiating, burial at the cemetery near Keeneyville
BROTT - Carolyn Ann Brott, 72, of Wellsboro, died Friday, July 11, 2008. She was born May 10, 1936 in Hornell, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harold and Audrey Davis Brott. She was formerly employed as a cosmetologist and a member of the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church. Carolyn was a great success story of rags to riches as she was a great entrepreneur of her time, succeeding with three businesses. She was a friend to the friendless and a caring and devoted mother. The world was truly blessed to have shared with her such a truly remarkable life. As we all say goodbye with many tears, we rejoice in the union of her and our Father in heaven. She is survived by three daughters, Jeana and Jim Orr of Wellsboro, Colena Hammond of Richmond, Va., Tisha and Stacy Davenport of Wellsboro; sister, Deanna and Doug Bowen of Wellsboro; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Friends called on Tuesday, July 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ricke Harris officiating. Interment was made in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette - July 17, 2008
BROTT, Carolyn Ann
Age 72, of Wellsboro, died on July 11, 2008. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rick Harris officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/13/2008
ERNEST W. BROTT
Ernest W. Brott, 74, of 200 River Road, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1987, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath, NY. Born Dec. 1, 1912, in Chatham Township, he was the son of Alva and Bertha Plaster Brott, Jr. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, and a US Army veteran of World War II. His wife Nettie Bell Brott, died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dawn Bell of RD#3, Wellsboro; three sons, Donald E. of Tioga, Lawrence A. of Clarion, Iowa, and Colby A. of Canton; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Sunday, Oct. 4. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, a retired Baptist minister, officiated. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery in Middlebury Township.
BROTT Harold J. Brott
40, owner and operator of Brott's Bar and Restaurant in Wellsboro, died Tuesday morning, July 8, 1958, while on vacation in Frankiin, Pa. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Ann Hammond of Wellsboro and Miss Doanna Marie Brott of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; brothers, Ernest of, Tioga; John of Wellsboro, and Donald of, Niagara Falls, N. Y.; also one grandchild. The funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at 139 Main Street, the Rev/John Squires of the Whitneyville Church, officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
BROWN George F. Brown
55 of 9543 Rt. 49, Nelson, died Sunday, May 29, 2011. He was born Feb. 25, 1956, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Robert G. and Roberta Bartholomew Brown. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Thursday, June 2, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dorothy Densmore, officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be made directly to the family to help with expenses. Wellsboro Gazette – June 2, 2011
BROWN Gilbert J
Wellsboro Agitator - July 7, 1937
Gilbert J. Brown, aged 83 years, nine months, a respected resident of Middlebury, died at his home June 17. He had been in poor health for some time but had been in bed only three days following a heart attack. He was born Sept. 23, 1853, in Farmington, and was the last of a family of eight children of John C. and Martha French Brown. He was twice married. His first wife was Mina Losey. To them were born two children, Mildred , wife of D. C. French, and Lena, wife of Arthur Hazen, both deceased. His second wife, Mary Dibble, died Jan. 26, 1934. To them wer born four children who survive: Mrs. Ora Carl, of Middlebury, R. D. 2; John E. Brown, of Middlebury, R. D. 1; Mrs. Luva Kenyon, of Tioga; Mrs. Rachel Hastings, of 145 Main Street, Wellsboro; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The pallbearers were Ernest Monks, J. R. Smith, Asa and Jasper Dickinson. Rev. A. C. Place officiated at the funeral.
BROWN Henry P
Wellsboro Agitator - June 6, 1906
Keeneyville, June 4 - the people of this place and West Valley, the home of Henry Brown, were greatly shocked to learn of his sudden death Tuesday at 11 o'clock p.m., about twenty minutes after his arrival at his home. Dr. Sheldon accompanied him to a Philadelphia hospital only one week before; but the doctors there gave no hope. He had been in poor health nearly all the past three years and suffered a severe attack of pneumonia last March. The funeral was held at the Methodist church here Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Gardner, a former pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. C. Lewis. There was a large attendance, the Middlebury Lodge, No. 844, attending in a body and conducting the service at the cemetery according to their ritual. Keeneyville
Wellsboro Agitator - September 11, 1907
Final account of Byron E. Churchill and Mamie A (Churchill). Brown, Administrators of the estate of Henry P. Brown, late of Middlebury township, deceased.
JOHN ELMER BROWN
John Elmer Brown, 76 years old of RD 1 Lawrenceville died June 25, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born March 5, 1897 in Middlebury Township the son of Gilbert and Mary Dibble Brown. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Bockus, of RD 6, Wellsboro; a son, Ralph Brown of Nelson, RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Hastings of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday at the Keeneyville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Arrangements in charge of the Tussey Funeral Home.
Brown, John Elmer age 76, of R.D. 1, Lawrenceville, Penna. Monday, June 25, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. He was born March 5, 1897 in Middlebury Township the son of Gilbert and Mary Dibble Brown. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Keeneyville Methodist Church, the Rev. Kermit Shrawder. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery. Arrangements in charge of the Tussey funeral Home. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lyle Bockus of R.D.6, Wellsboro; one son, Ralph Brown, of R.D. 1 Nelson, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Rachel Hastings of Wellsboro; one grandchild several nieces and nephews. Mr. Brown was a retired farmer.
BROWN Leon Wellsboro Gazette - February 3, 1966
Leon Brown, 77, of Middlebury Center, died January 27, 1966. He was born April 15, 1888 in Middlebury Center, the son of Albert and Hattie Neal Brown. He was a retired farmer. Survived by a step-sister, Mrs. Ora Neal, of Knoxville; and a niece, Mrs. Isobelle Balance of Lindley. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Leon Brown, caretaker of our cemetery for years was buried last Saturday. He did a wonderful job.
BROWN - MRS. ORA E. CARL
Mrs. Ora E. Carl, age 78 of Little Marsh, died Sunday January 14, 1973 at the Hash Convalescent Home in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Thursday at 1:30 pm at the Niles Valley Methodist Church. Rev. Kermit Shrawder, Pastor, officiated. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Mrs. Carl is survived by daughters, Mrs. Mildred Thomison of Little Marsh, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Squire of Jasper, NY, Mrs. Waneta Donnelley of Montibello, Calif.; sons, Basil West of North Carolina, Gilbert Carl of Livonia Center, NY, Delos Carl of Wellsburg, NY; 26 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Hastings of Wellsboro; and a brother, John Brown of Lawrenceville, Pa. Mrs. Carl was born in Farmington Twp., Tioga Cty., Pa on August 31, 1894, the daughter of Gilbert and Mary Dibble Brown. She was the widow of the late Frank L. Carl.
BROWN Wilbur L.
Age 70, of Berwick Turnpike, Bentley Creek, PA, diedwith his loving wife by his side on Sunday, September 21, 2008, at home. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral and committal services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, September 25, 2008, at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA, with Pastor Rob Wuethrich and Pastor Harry Barrigar officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Middlebury Center Cemetery. Wilbur was born May 14, 1938, son of the late Wilbur F. and Clara I. Guy Brown. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and following graduation enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He served with honor from 1956 to 1958. Wilbur married the former Patricia A. Thall on August 25, 1962. He was a thirty year member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, where he served as Treasurer for eighteen years, member of the Bentley Creek Watershed Group. His other interests included bowling, fishing and hunting. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and his community. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Brown of Bentley Creek; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Linda Brown of Panama City, FL, Mark and Kay Brown of Horseheads; his loving grandchildren who he adored, Lorna and Ian Brown; brother and sister-in-law, James and Michelle Brown of Middlebury Center, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Dan Harmon of Spencer, NY; best friends, Dick and Linda Janowsky of Bentley Creek, PA. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorials are directed to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/23/2008
BRYAN, Clara Bush – Mrs. Peter Bush, of Corning, died last week Monday morning at 5:30 o’clock, after a year’s illness of a complication of diseases. She was 54 years of age and had lived in Corning for five years, having moved there from Keeneyville, Pa. She was a member of the First Methodist church. Her maiden name was Clara Bryan. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Rice, of Middlebury Center; one son, Harry H. Rush, of Altoona, Pa., a granddaughter, Rose Rogers, who made her home with Mrs. Bush; her mother, Mrs. Martha Bryan, of Petersburg, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Grisinger, of Hollywood, Cal.; Mrs. Ella Eckhardt, of Portland, Oregon; Miss Molly Bryan, of Huntington, Pa.; Mrs. Clayton Breon and Mrs. H. Breon, both of Petersburg, Pa. The remains were taken to Keeneyville for burial. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919
BRYANT - Leona O. Andrews, 90, of the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 3,1996, at home. Born Dec. 15,1905, in Middlebury Township, she was the daughter of John and Dora West Bryant. She was a housewife, and a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Middlebury Grange. She hobbies included playing the piano, singing, reading and crocheting. Preceding her in death was her husband, Herbert E. Andrews, in 1977. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Leland Hart and Dolores E. and Henry Niles, all of Wellsboro; one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Joyce Andrews of Wellsboro; one sister-in-law, Grace Smith of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Services will be held there Friday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Alfred W. Care officiating. Burial will be made at Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township. Wellsboro Gazette - December 4, 1996
Burial services were held in Middlebury Union Cemetery on Monday, January 29th for Martin Bryant. Mr. Bryant died on Thursday, January 24th in a Rusk, Texas Convalescence Home following a brief illness. Rev. William A. Snyder, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiated. He was born on September 28, 1898 in Keeneyville the son of James E. and Nettie Gates Bryant. He remained in this area until after he was married and most of his life he resided in Washington. For the past 13 years he has lived at Alto, Texas. He was a retired machinist, a veteran of World War I in the Army Air Corps and a member of A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church at Alto. He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars where he was a past District Commander. He served as Commander of Barracks 2108 Veterans of World War I of Nacogdoches and owned and operated the Alto Paint Store. Besides his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Bryant, he is survived by two sons, Leslie Bryant of College Park, Md., and William Bryant of Fort Pierce, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Edmonds, of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Barbara Frank of Lakeville, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BRYANT - Olaf C. Bryant, 74, [SRGP 82577] of Middlebury Center, PA died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1959. He was a farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Bryant; daughter, Mrs. Gene French of Sunbury, PA, Mrs. Ross Sours and Mrs. James Daugherty both of Mansfield; brother Martin of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Body will be removed Wednesday from the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, to the family home, Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in Keeneyville Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959
BURDICK George R
Wellsboro Agitator - January 18, 1893
Died - BURDIC - At Scranton, Pa., January 4, 1893, Mr. George R. Burdic, of Clymer, Pa., aged 60 years.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, January 24, 1946
Emmet W. BURLEY, (SRGP 82011) the last of eight children born to the late Ebenezer and Martha Churchill Burley died at his home in Westfield, Jan. 13 (1946) after a long illness. He was born in Chatham Township on March 20th, 1872. He has lived in Westfield many years. He owned and conducted a livery stable there for years. Later in life he was associated in the live stock business. He is survived by his wife, Sue Morton Burley, a grandson, Lawrence Howland, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews. His funeral was held from his late home on January 15 with Rev C. Swearinger, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Keeneyville Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, April 22, 1903
Mr. Ebenezer Burley, a well known Civil War veteran, a brother of Mrs. Calvin B. Kelly, of Wellsboro, died of heart trouble Sunday morning at his home in Chatham Valley, after being confined to the house only about a week. He had however, been ailing for a year or more. Mr Burley is survived by his wife, nee Martha Churchill, and by 6 out of the 8 children born to them. The surviving children, all of them adults, are Mrs. Ida Tremain, Mrs. Matie Erway and Mr. Ebenezer Burley, Jr all of Chatham; Mrs. Helen French of Middlebury; Mr. Emmett Burley of Cowanesque and Mrs. Lola (or Lora) Carl of Deerfield. His funeral was held yesterday and burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 12, 1921
—The death of Mrs. Ida Tremaine occurred at the home of her son, Roy I Keeler, in Middlebury, last week Tuesday morning, after a long illness. She was a member of the M. E. church. Besides the son, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Husted, of Deerfield; one sister, Mrs. Helen French, of Middlebury, and two brothers, Emmet Burley, of Westfield, and E. Burley, of Chatham.
BUSH - Mrs. Jennie Idella Rice, 73, of Middlebury Center died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1958. She was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Survived by sons, Harry A. Rice of Tioga and Richard L. Rice of Middlebury Center; brother, Harry Bush of California; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral at Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harry Powell officiated. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1958
BUTLER Claude C
Wellsboro Agitator - July 1, 1998
Claude C. Butler, 84, of Tioga died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 9, 1914, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Elwin G. and Dessie Kerrick Butler. He and his wife owned and operated Butler T.V. Sales and Service in Tioga for 30 years. He later retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture after seven years of service. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville and served as a Democratic Committeeman. Preceding him in death were one son, Rodney Butler in 1966, one daughter, Elaine Marie; one grandson, Gregory Osterhoudt in 1992; five sisters and five brothers Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Bernice Cloos Butler; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Judy Butler of Fredericksburg, Va., and Elwin and Ruth Butler of Tioga; three daughters and sons-in-law, Claudette and Ben Fairbanks of Wellsboro, Linda and Curtis Osterhoudt and Patricia Abel, all of Tioga; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Miles of Corning, N.Y., one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Georgia Cloos of Horseheads, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held immediately following, the viewing at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Watkins and the Rev. William R. Lusk officiating. Burial will be made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville.
BUTTON - THE WELLSBORO GAZETTE, Wellsboro, PA ; 7 July 1949
MRS. ANNA BAILEY
Mrs. Anna Button Bailey, aged 70 years, wife of William Bailey, died June 30 at her home near Gaines. She was born at Stokesdale on May 28, 1879, the daughter of Willis E. and Florence Watrous Button. In her early life she went to Akron, Ohio where she lived for many years. Two years ago she came to Gaines where she and her husband resided with their daughter, Mrs. Grover Schumann. She had been in poor health for several years. Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband; two sons and three daughters: John Cameron, of Cleveland, Ohio; Anthony Moree, Mary Moree and Mrs. Daisy Schaeffer, of Akron; and Mrs. Schuman, with whom she lived; eight grandchildren and one aunt, Mrs. Mae Roe, of Wellsboro. NOTE---- According to Bev Thomson-- Anna BUTTON Bailey is buried in Keeneyville Cemetery next to her father Willis E. BUTTON. The name Moree in the obit has also been spelled Morey.
BUTTON Ellis P
Wellsboro Agitator – July 11, 1928
Ellis Button, a lifelong resident of Stokesdale, died at his home last Wednesday night, aged 65 years. He was a son of Harvey and Emily Hamm Button, and was born in Middlebury. He was highly esteemed by a host of friends. Besides his widow he leaves three sons, Marshall and Forest ,of Stokesdale, and Howard, of Elkland. The funeral was held Saturday. Interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.
BUTTON Forest A.
Age 72, of Sunset Drive, Tioga, Pa., Saturday, August 2, 1969 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home Monday 3 to 5 and 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, Pa.
Forest A. Button, 71, Tioga, died Saturday, Aug 2, 1969, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was a retired 40-year employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Born May , 1897, in Chatham Twp., he was the son of Ellis and Rebecca Slocum Button. Surviving are his wife, the former Bernice Whitney; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Heck, Middlebury Center, and Mrs. Jack Shellman, Mansfield RD; 1; five sons, Lester, Lawrenceville, RD 2; Richard, Middlebury Center RD 2; Kenneth, Tioga RD 1; Eugene Nelson RD1, and Lyle, at home; a brother, Howard, of Mansfield; 33 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at l:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kuhl's Funeral Home., Wellsboro. Burial was in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. The Rev. James L. Linn, Tioga, officiated. Wellsboro Gazette – August 7, 1969.
BUTTON - Mrs. Lucy Mae Roe, 83, died last Saturday morning at her home on Water street following a twelve days illness. Up until the time of her illness she had been active in church work and a long time member of the WCTU. For many years she was head of the Cradle Roll in the Baptist Chruch and recruited many youngsters into the ranks of the church school. Born in Middlebury on April 2, 1868, she was the daughter of Ralph Button and Clarissa Brigden Button. Her husband, Erastus C. Roe died in 1938. Surviving is one daughter [by first marriage to Joseph Edsell Mastin], Mrs. Leon [Nina Genevieve Mastin] Moshier, of Hastings Street, and four grandchildren, Sgt. Ralph Moshier of Fort Bragg, NC; Leon Moshier, Jr. of Tri-State College, Angola, Ind.; Genevieve, wife of Louis Erway of East Avenue; and Ned Moshier of Lafayette College, Easton; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Bastian Funeral Home with Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 April 1951
BUTTON MAZIE E
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA, Thursday, December 1, 1910
Mazie Appleby came to her death from 2 gunshot wounds at the hands of Leon Appleby, her husband, sometime between 3 & 4 o'clock on the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day. Mazie is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ellis Button. She married Leon Appleby on December 25, 1909. They made their home in a small house near Shortsville nearly opposite the house of Mr & Mrs Jackson Appleby, the parents of Leon Appleby. Mazie was sitting and feeding child on her lap when Leon Appleby probably approached her from the rear, and without warning fired twice. Blood and particles of flesh were on the wall and furniture surrounding. Bloody fingermarks were found on doors, a newspaper covered with blood and evidently had been used to remove the blood from his hands. Neighbors who entered the house later that afternoon discovered a shocking sight. The body of Appleby's wife lay on the floor surrounded by pools of blood and the 11 month old baby was playingy around the body, its clothing drenched in Mazie's blood. The body of Mrs Appleby was laid to rest at Keeneyville last Sunday. The little daughter is being cared for by friends. And this is chapter one in the saddest, most terrible tragedy that has ever been enacted within the peaceful confines of Tioga county. Neighbors said Appleby had been in the habit of coming home drunk and beating his wife. He had been in jail twice this year. Appleby told several different stories as to the cause of his wife's death, immediately after it occurred. It is said that Appleby on several occasions threatened to kill his wife and child as well as his wife's parents, but, nevertheless, Mrs. Appleby was finally induced to return to her husband. Case will come to trial in January…The funeral of Mrs. Appleby was held on Sunday, at 1 p.m., at the Chatham Valley church, Rev. Mr. Henderson officiating; interment was made in the Keeneyville cemetery. Deceased is survived by her parents, one sister and two brothers. (also her daughter)
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1942
Norman Button, 26, was a native of Harrison Valley. He is survived by his father, Ezra Button, and two brothers, Leonard and Louis, and a sister, Miss Florence Button, of Harrison Valley. Rev. J. Albert Hall, of the Wellsboro Church of Christ, conducted funeral services at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Sunday; burial at Keeneyville.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1942
DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE
Thursday afternoon (April 23, 1942) a double murder and suicide cost the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Button and Henry Bockus, of Hills Creek, Tioga county, at the Button home. In reconstructing the crime county officials believe that the husband killed his wife and Bockus and then killed himself. Found dead on the premises late in the afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Button, both about 25, and Henry Bockus, 42, who resided one-half mile from the Button home, on Crookedcreek R. D. District Attorney Charles M. Elliott, who directed the investigation, said the body of Mrs. Button was found 50 feet from the house in the front yard, that of Bockus on the front porch and that of Button in the backyard; with a 12 gauge shotgun nearby. No discharged shells were found. Walter Vandergrift, driver of a school bus, which passes near the home, discovered the bodies soon after 4 p.m. and reported to Sheriff Wayne Kelts. District Attorney Elliott said Pvt. Daniel F. Brennan, State Motor Police, of Mansfield, was at the Button home at 9 a.m., on a routine investigation involving cars owned and driven by Bockus and Button. Pvt. Brennan reported he found a note from Button, “Gone to N.Y., ” and that he talked to Bockus and Mrs. Button. Motor police had investigated a report that Button had driven his car into the back of an automobile occupied by his wife and Button the day before. The residence, which is on the former Leonard Adams farm, is located between Charleston and Crookedcreek. Few travelers use the road making it difficult to determine the exact time of the shooting. Bockus was said lo have suffered a wound in the back, between the shoulders, and to have fallen off the porch, with his head over the edge. He fell on a bag of oranges and a container of chocolate candy, both of which were scattered about the porch. Mrs. Button was hit in the lower portion of the back and was said to have appealed as though she was not killed instantly. The body was not far from the highway. Button suffered a wound in the chest. Investigation disclosed Mr. Bockus resided with his brother, Arthur, who is employed by Oliver Badman, from whom Button is alleged to have borrowed the gun Wednesday, after having returned it several days before. The Buttons were the parents of a five year old daughter, Veronica. Mrs. Button was Miss Ruth Hakes of Keeneyville, before her marriage. Assisting District Attorney Elliott with the investigation were Sheriff Kelts, County Detective Roy E. Wilcox, Pvts. Brennan and R. L. Knowles, Deputy Sheriff Hugh Gilmore, Dr. Harry B. Knapp, who examined the bodies, and Justice Stacey Spencer, acting coroner. No plans have been made for an inquest. Mrs. Ruth Hakes Button was born in Middlebury township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hakes. She leaves a daughter, Veronica Tubbs, 6, of Harrison Valley; her father and two sisters, Mrs. May Upham, of Knoxville, and Miss Elizabeth Hakes, of Wellsboro. Rev. Calvin DeGraw, of Niles Valley, conducted funeral services Sunday, at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial at Niles Valley. Norman Button, 26, was a native of Harrison Valley. He is survived by his father, Ezra Button, and two brothers, Leonard and Louis, and a sister, Miss Florence Button, of Harrison Valley. Rev. J. Albert Hall, of the Wellsboro Church of Christ, conducted funeral services at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Sunday; burial at Keeneyville. The funeral of Henry Bockus was held Sunday at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in Niles Valley, Rev. Arthur Gregson, pastor of the Wellsboro Methodist church officiated.
BUTTON – Mr. Ralph Button, of Middlebury, died yesterday (4 Aug. 1890). He was about 68 years old and had been in poor health for two or three years. The funeral is to be held at Keeneyville tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. – Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Aug. 1890, p.3
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA---Wednesday, December 25, 1907
Mr. William Button died at his home at Keeneyville on December 15, aged nearly 88 years. He was a son of Alpheus and Betsy Button and was born in Middlebury twp, Feb. 19, 1820 and was the last surviving one of a family of 14 children. He married Lurania Goodwin and to them 8 children were born, 6 of whom survive. Mrs. Button died 3 years ago and since that time Mr. Button had lived alone most of the time until his last illness, when he was tenderly cared for by his daughters, Mrs. Eva Richardson of Johnstown and Mrs. Addie Webster of Antrim. Mr. Button was of a genial cheerful nature and was well liked and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted at the Keeneyville Baptist church last Tuesday and burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette; 14 Sept. 1904
Death of Mr. W. E. BUTTON
Mr. Willis E. Button, aged 58, of Stokesdale, died on Thursday (8 Sept. 1904) of paralysis after about nine days of intense suffering. He was a son of the late Ralph Button, of Middlebury Center. He enlisted when only 17 years old in Co. B. 149th Pa. Vols. (Civil War), and was honorably discharged after three years of gallant service. He was a brave soldier, a jolly comrade and a faithful friend, always kind-hearted, a man of the utmost integrity and respected by all who knew him. Nearly 26 years ago Mr. Button met with a serious accident in the lumber woods which caused a total deafness of both ears and paralyzed and disabled him for the remainder of his life, but in spite of his affliction he was always cheerful and light-hearted. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Morey and Mrs. Jennie Allen, by two brothers, Messrs. A. F. Button, of Marshcreek and W. L. Button, of Kress, and by three sisters, Mrs. C. G. Cummings, of Crookedcreek, Mrs. W. H. Weller and Mrs. J. E. Martin, of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Keeneyville Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Moore officiating. Burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery.