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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

 

Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury  Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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Middlebury Union Cemetery Listing 2007

 

 

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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.


 

NAGY Lewis

age 87, of Middlebury Center, PA, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro, PA. Lewis was born November 2, 1925 in Westmoreland County, PA, a son of John and Helen (Vargo) Nagy. He was the husband of the late Wilma (Fuller) Nagy who died on March 16, 2008. Lewis worked for the railroad for many years prior to working for Corning Glass.  Lewis is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Phillip and Brenda Nagy of Middlebury Center, PA, Gregory (Roberta Hess) Nagy of Wellsboro, PA; one daughter and a son-in-law, Kathy and Butch Davis of Osceola, PA; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Judy Nagy of Middlebury Center, PA. Lewis was predeceased by his wife, Wilma, a son, James Nagy; a daughter, Linda Black; three brothers, John, George and Joe Nagy; two sisters, Anna Mae Schneider and Rose Nagy and a granddaughter, Terri Poole.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Lawrenceville Fire Hall, Lawrenceville, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – December 5, 2012      

 

NEAL Clyde
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Thursday, October 2, 1958
Clyde Neal, 74, of Knoxville died Tuesday, September 23, 1958. He is survived by his wife, Ora Stevens Neal; sons, Charles of Rathbone, NY; Carroll and Howard of Knoxville, Arthur of Birmingham, Ala; Rodney of Wellsboro and Doyle A. of Little Marsh; ... and brother, Guy Neal of Williamsport. Funeral services were held at Shortville Church and burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

NEAL Doyle Alvin
Age 80, of Rt. 249, Westfield, PA, died October 5, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was the husband of Meta Rice Neal whom he married August 14, 1948. Doyle was born September 20, 1927, the son of the late Clyde and Alora (Ora) Stevens Neal. He was a manager at the Middlebury Milk Plant and owner of Seals Lumber in Wellsboro and Coudersport. Doyle was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, founding and life member of the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department where he also served as secretary and treasurer, was an avid softball player, enjoyed gardening, and was a member of the Air Force, Army Air Corps. Surviving are his wife, Meta; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and John Zuck, West Milton, OH, Joan and Edward Hopper, McKeesport, PA, and Lisa and Douglas Romaneo, Knoxville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Debra Neal, Fuquay Varina, NC and Tadd and Rhonda Neal, Westfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Charles, Carroll, Arthur, Howard, and Rodney Neal. Friends and family are invited to Doyle's Life Celebration on Sunday, October 7, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Monday, October 8, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Monday, October 8, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Lay Minister Ellen Bartholomew officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/6/2007.

James Basil NEAL
James Basil Neal, one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield B. Neal, of Little Marsh, died in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, on Jan. 15, the day after his birth. Burial was made Jan. 19 in the KeeneyvilleCemetery with a prayer service by Rev. Squires.  Wellsboro Gazette Feb. 7, 1946 Submitted by Kelly (Wilcox) Kimball

NICKERSON - On Nov. 26 [1909], at her home in Middlebury, occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Nickerson Coolidge. She was born in Herkimer county, NY, Oct. 1, 1832. When a child she moved with her parents to Roundtop, where she lived until she married John Wesley Coolidge, in August 1855. Mrs. Coolidge is survived by her husband and five children - Otis L. Coolidge and Mrs. Anna Westbrook, both of Wellsboro; Owen B. Coolidge of Cedar Run; Mrs. Millie Shaw and Nellisa Coolidge of Middlebury. Mrs. Coolidge joined the M.E. church when a young woman and was an active worker in the church as long as her health permitted. In August 1905, she suffered a stroke of paralysis, but was able to be about the house most of the time until Mar. 13, 1908, when she had another shock which confined her to her bed until the time of her death. The funeral was held last week Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Morgan of Keeneyville, officiated; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 8, 1909

 

NILES Aurilla

Wellsboro Agitator - January 25, 1899

Mrs. Nathan West died at her home at Middlebury Center on Thursday night.  The funeral was held at Keeneyville on Sunday. 

 

NILES CORDELIA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Tuesday, April 20, 1886, Pg 3
Died - Keeney - At Ansonia, PA, April 6, 1886, Cordelia, wife of Richard M. Keeney and daughter of Erastus Niles, aged ? years. She died as she lived, a true Christian woman.

 

NILES, Jennie A. Roe – Mrs. H.T. Roe, aged 63 years, died at her home in Middlebury May 23, after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband and five daughters, Mrs. Will Ames, Mrs. Bessie Harris, Mrs. Katherine Ingersoll and Mrs. Charles West, all of Middlebury, and Mrs. Fred Holiday, of Nelson; also three brothers and two sisters, Erastus Niles, of East Charleston; Geary Niles, of Middlebury, and Wallace Niles, of Farmington; Mrs. Jerry Jackson, of Endicott, and Mrs. Geo. Jackson, of Addison.  Funeral services were held May 16 at Keeneyville, Rev. Mr. Simmons, of Mansfield, officiating.   Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919.

 

NILES ROBERT C.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  Aug. 12, 1992
Robert C. Niles, 67, of Wellsboro R R 6 died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Nov. 6, 1924 in Holiday, he was the son of Erastus G. and Annis L. Clark Niles.  He was a lifelong resident of Tioga County.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro.  He was an avid hunter and horseman and a 4-H Horse Club leader.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European theater and received an Air Medal with two oak leaf cluster, two Silver Stars and the Presidential Citation with a Good Conduct Medal.  He was employed by Corning Glass as a millwright for years before retiring in 1978.  He received his 50 year pin in October 1991.  Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Francis E. Niles in 1980.  Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Louise Higley Niles, Wellsboro, daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Lee Drew, Wellsboro, Ann and Laverne Phelps, Jr, Liberty, daughters, Donna Holcomb, Amarillo, Texas, and Debra Niles, Casper, Wyo;  seven grandchildren, Katie, Robert and Tim Holcomb all of Amarillo, Andrew and James Phelps both of Liberty and Kristy and Patti Drew, both of Wellsboro.  Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Tuesday, Aug. 11.  Services were held there on Wednesday, Aug. 12.  The Rev. Thomas Nason, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, officiated.  Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township.   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Northeast PA.or the American Heart Association.

NILES Wallace L
Wellsboro Agitator - February 9, 1927
Osceola, Feb. 7. — Wallace L. Niles died at his home in Farmington  Jan. 31, of heart disease. He was born in Middlebury township, Oct. 27, 1861, son of Wallace and Katherine Bockus Niles.  Mr. Niles was for many years a member of the Christian and Missidnary Alliance church and lead a devoted Christian life. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Emma Short, of Chatham ; two sons, Archie C, Niles, of Nelson, and Orie  A. Niles, of Farmington; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Jackson, of Addison, N. Y. ; two brothers, Gerry Niles, of Holiday, and Erastus Niles. of Chatham ; also by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Friday at the Keeneyville Methodist church, Rev. Henry Clark, of Binghamton, officiating; interment at Keeneyville.

 

ORDWAY Marieta M. Boom

Wellsboro Gazette – September 1, 1999

Marieta M. Boom, 101, a resident of Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, formerly of Keeneyville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the center. Born May 10, 1898, in Little Marsh, she was the daughter of William and Julia Rice Ordway. She was a lifelong resident of Tioga County and a homemaker Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred D. Boom; and one daughter, Beverly Fish. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joan B. and Lloyd (Bill) Sweet of Middlebury Center; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one nephew and one niece. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Aug. 31, with the Rev. Kenneth Kitzmiller officiating.  Burial was made at Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township.

 

OWLETT ANNA MAY “MAYME”
obituary - Mrs. May Hastings, 81, of S. East St., Knoxville, PA Tuesday evening Feb. 27, 1951, at home. A native of Chatham Township, PA., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Wilmina BEEMAN Owlett. She was a member of the Knoxville Presbyterian Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Eugene Miller; sister, Mrs. Bert Wainwright; grandson, William C. Miller, all of Knoxville.  one great grandson; several neices and nephews.  Funeral Friday, 2 p.m. at the Griggs Funeral Home in Knoxville.  The Rev. Carl Vanderberg of Dansville, NY formerly of Knoxville, will officiate.  Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, Pa.

OWLETT - Benjamin L. Owlett
Benjamin L. Owlett, familiarly known as "Ben" Owlett, a prominent resident of Keeneyville, this county, died Jan. 14, 1927, of heart trouble.  He was born in Chatham Township, Tioga County, Pa., May 25, 1842.  April 5, 1868 he married Willmina A. Beeman, daughter of S. V. and Lorania Beeman, and to them were born three children, who are May Curtiss Hastings, wife of George Hastings, and Kate T. Wainwright, both residents of Knoxville, and one son, Rufus R. Owlett of Keeneyville.  His wife died in 1903, and about four years later he married Miss Eva Rouchy, of Elmira, N.Y.  Mr. Owlett was a member of a large family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Owlett.  He is survived by one brother Henry Owlett of Odessa, N.Y.  The following brothers and sisters preceded him to the grave.  Thomas Owlett, of East Chatham; Martha Temple, of Lindley, N.Y.; John Owlett, of East Chatham; Maryann Foot, Borden, N.Y.; Sallie VanDusen, Knoxville; Jane Close, Round Top; Gilbert B. Owlett, Keeneyville; Joseph Owlett, Wellsboro; Lawyer E. H. Owlett, Wellsboro; Susan Hamilton, Jackson Township; Rebecca Foot, Elkland.  Mr. Owlett was a member of Middlebury Lodge, No. 844, I. O. O. F., and of Middlebury Grange, No. 705.  He was a man of fine appearance and culture and his example in life was such that shall leave with his many relatives and friends a lasting impression for good.  Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Keeneyville Monday of last week, Jan. 17, conducted by Rev. J. A. Peacock, and the interment was in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

OWLETT BERT
Wellsboro Agitator - July 25, 1951
Bert Owlett died July 19, 1951 at the home of his son, Delos Owlett in Elkland, Pa.  He was aged 94 years, one month and 16 days.  He was born in Chatham township June 3, 1857 and lived there until 1944.  Survivors are four children, Erle H. of Christopher, Ill, Delos G. of Elkland, Rexford B. of Mansfield, Hazel B. Smith of Keeneyville.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Keeneyville, Sunday, July 22, the Rev. Gerald Wilbourne, officiating, assisted by Rev. Squires of that church.  Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

 

OWLETT Everett G

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, March 27, 1975

Everett G. Owlett, 68, of Middlebury Center RD, died Sunday, March 16, 1975, in the West Pasco Hospital, New Port Richey, Fla. He was born in Chatham Twp, Tioga County, on June 22, 1906, a son of Rufus and Lola Carpenter Owlett.  Mr. Owlett was a retired farmer and former employee of the former Pennsylvania Department of Highways. He was a member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church.  Mr. Owlett also was a member of the Middlebury Grange.  Surviving are his wife, the former Marian Doan; four daughters. Mrs. lone Webster, of Tioga; Mrs. Polly Bogaczyk, of Blossburg; Mrs. Dianne Nowak, of Mainesburg; and Mrs. Nancy Dibble, of Millerton; three sons, Lloyd, Keith and Dennis, all of Middlebury Center; a brother, Benjamin, of Middlebury Center, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held on Friday in the church. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery. The Rev. Carl F. Mills, his pastor, officiated. 

 

OWLETT Jane Almira
Wellsboro Agitator - October 10, 1917
Jane Owlett Martin was born March 14, 1850, in Middlebury township, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Sarah Owlett.  she was married to Lawrence Martin in November 1883.  He died Dec. 17, 1912.  She departed this life Oct. 6, 1917, at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. O. Churchill.  She is survived by one brother, James Owlett; one sister, Madella Churchill; one nephew, and three nieces, and a large number of friends and relatives.  The funeral was held at the M. E. church at Keeneyville, Rev. R. H. Bass officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.

OWLETT Madella G
Wellsboro Gazette - October 29, 1942
Mrs. Madella G. Churchill, 84, of Deerfield township, died Monday, Oct. 26.  She was the widow of Charles Churchill and a native of Middlebury.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Seamans, of Knoxville, and a granddaughter, Miss Doris Seamans, of Wellsboro.  The funeral was held at the home yesterday afternoon, burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.

OWLETT Mary
Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, May 2, 1935
Crooked Creek, May 1---Mrs. Mary Doane, daughter of Thomas & Mary Treat Owlett died at the home of her brother, Bert Owlett, last Saturday, after a short illness. She was born in Chatham Twp in 1859 on the same farm where she died. She was married to Jacob Doane in 1879, now deceased. Mrs. Doane is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Cora West of Big Flats; Mrs. Mildred Bryant and Mrs. Olive Whitney of Holiday; 2 sisters: Mrs. Alice Erway of Wellsboro, Mrs. Amelia Bowman of Towanda; 2 bothers, Bert Owlett of Chatham and Tom Owlett of Ulysses. Funeral services held Tuesday and interment in Keeneyville Cemetery.

PADDOCK Lydia
Wellsboro Agitator - March 16, 1932
Mrs. Lydia Crampton, of near Little Marsh, aged 83 years, widow of Henry Crampton, died Sunday afternoon about two o'clock.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William Linder, of Farmington; Mrs. Norman Hunt, of Chatham; Mrs. Eugene French, of Middlebury, and Mrs. Lois Robbins, of New York state.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

PADDOCK LYDIA CRAMPTON
Wellsboro Agitator - March 16, 1932
Little Marsh, March 14 - Mrs. Lydia Crampton, aged 83 years, died at her late residence on Sunday March 13.  She is survived by the following daughters, Stella, wife of Frank Burdick, of Westfield; Lola, wife of Don Robbins, of Savona; Adah, of Buffalo; Carrie, wife of Will Button; Dora, wife of Niram Hunt, of this place; Myra, a patient at the Blossburg hospital.  The funeral will be held at the M. E. church.

PADDOCK LYDIA CRAMPTON
Wellsboro Agitator - March 16, 1932
Mrs. Lydia Crampton, of near Little Marsh, aged 83 years, widow of Henry Crampton, died Sunday afternoon about two o'clock.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William Linder, of Farmington; Mrs. Norman Hunt, of Chatham; Mrs. Eugene French, of Middlebury, and Mrs. Lois Robbins, of New York state.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

PADDOCK Lydia
Wellsboro Agitator - March 23, 1932
Mrs. Lydia Crampton, aged 83 years, died at her home at Little Marsh, March 13.  She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Carrie Button, of Corning; Mrs. Stella Burdic, of Westfield; Mrs. Lola Robins, of Savona; Mrs. Adah Wilson, of Buffalo; Mrs. Myra French, of Middlebury; Mrs. Dora Hunt, of Little Marsh, Mrs. Minnie Linder, of Osceola, ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Crampton was the youngest of eight children and is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Paddock, of Weston.  The funeral was held Thursday at 11 o'clock at the Little Marsh Methodist church.

PALMER Arvesta Amy
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, September 8, 1926
Crookedcreek, Sept 7---- Mrs. Arvesta Losey, widow of the late Jesse Losey, formerly of Keeneyville, died Saturday morning Sept. 4 after a long illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James West, on the North Road. She was born April 12, 1856 and was married to Jesse Losey Sept. 4, 1883. Mrs. Losey was a member of the Free Baptist Church of Keeneyville. She was a very devoted mother and a kind neighbor. She is survived by 3 of her four children, Chas. of Elkland; Orrie of Keeneyville; Nellie, deceased and Effie of Holiday; 10 grand children and one gr-grand child. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church at Keeneyville. Rev. Mr. Angus, pastor of the church, officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.

PALMER Carl Kenneth
Carl K. Palmer, 78, of RD#1, Little Marsh, died Wednesday, March 15, 1989 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Born March 15, 1911, in Middlebury Center, he was the son of Harry and Lula SHAW Palmer.  He was a self-employed farmer for 55 years. Mr. Palmer was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, the Middlebury Grange, and was secretary-treasurer of the Middlebury Co-operative Milk Producers Association for 33 years where he served nine years as a delegate.  He was school director of Chatham Twp for 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Cora TAYLOR Palmer; son, Kenneth C. Palmer of RD#1, Little Marsh; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Briggs of Wellsboro; Leigh of Horseheads, NY; grandson, Paul William Palmer, of Little Marsh, three granddaughters, Jo Ann Caligiuri of Warren, Deborah and Sherry Palmer of RD#1, Little Marsh; five grandchildren and several neices and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro Thursday, March 16, from 7 - 9 p.m. and Friday, March 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. with services at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Jay Morris, his pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Marsh United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

PALMER Carl Kenneth
Star-Gazette, Friday, March 17, 1989 - Palmer was a dedicated dairy farmer - Obituary
Little Marsh - Carl K. Palmer used knowledge gained from a life on a farm to improve the lives of other dairy farmers.  The son of a farmer, Palmer grew up, operated his own farm and raised his son to be a farmer.  He was one of the early founders of the Middlevury Cooperative Milk Producers Association.  "It was important to the farm operation he was running.  He was in the milk business," said his son, Kenneth Palmer.  Carl Palmer of Little Marsh RD 1 died of cancer Wednesday at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was 78.  Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. today at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, to be followed by a funeral service.  His pastor, the Rev. Jay Morris, will officiate.  Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  The cooperative was started in about 1939 - tough times for dairy farmers, said Kenneth Palmer and his mother, Cora.  "The situation was so bad that you had to do something for your own produce, " Mrs. Palmer said.  "Milk wasn't bringing a price the farmer could undertake in farming."  Because of that, the farmers organized a cooperative and bargained with the milk companies.  "It was due to some law change at the time that allowed groups to organize to become co-ops," Kenneth Palmer said.  "It made the farmers stick together so they all received the same price, instead of each individual farmer dealing with a (milk) business." Carl Palmer was the secretary/treasurer of the cooperative for 33 years, and served as a delegate to cooperative conventions in Syracuse, Mrs. Palmer said.  Kenneth Palmer now is operating the farm on which he grew up.  He and his father had been partners.  Carl Palmer also served as school director for Chatham Township for 12 years - a volunteer position, his son said.

PALMER Chauncey King
Wellsboro Agitator - December 9, 1896
Keeneyville, Dec. 5 - Chauncey King Palmer, one of the best known farmers of the town of Middlebury died at his home last Sunday morning.  He had been ill since early summer, and for several months had remained indoors.  Mr. Palmer was greatly respected.  He was born in Granville, Bradford county, December 12, 1840.  Four years later, his parents moved to Middlebury.  He enlisted April 22, 1861, Company H 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps and though wounded at Antietam he continued in the service until mustered out with his comrades, July 28, 1864.  On May 10, 1880 he married Miss Jane Cloos who survives him with a son, Harry, his mother, four sisters, and a brother.  He was a member of  Alfred Toles G. A. R., of Little Marsh, a member of Middlebury Grange and of the Methodist church.  He has been very active and zealous in religious work and will be greatly missed.  The funeral was largely attended at the house last Tuesday, Rev. Uri Mulford officiating and preaching from the text  "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life  which is in the midst of the paradise of God."

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Dorothy Palmer Briggs, 94, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Middlebury Center, died Monday, April 21, 2003 at the Green Home.  Born April 6, 1909 in Middlebury Center, she was the daughter of Harry N. and Lulu Shaw Palmer. She was the wife of the late Clifton M. Briggs, who died July 12, 1976. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Mansfield Normal School. Before her marriage, she was a school teacher and taught at Middlebury and Keeneyville. Dorothy was a lifelong and oldest member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church and was active in the Middlebury Grange, the Elnora Rebekah Lodge, Keeneyville and other community activities. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl K. Palmer. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Lois and William Garrison of Gibsonia; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Joyce Briggs of Loveland, Ohio, Larry and Joan Briggs of Middlebury Center; brother, Leigh and Dee Palmer of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; sister-in-law, Cora Palmer of Little Marsh; eight grandchildren, Catherine Garrison of Milwaukee, Wis., Elizabeth Garrison of Pittsburgh, Patricia Garrison of Middlebury Center, Mark Garrison of Gibsonia, Michael Briggs of Loveland, Ohio, Douglas Briggs of Loveland, Ohio, Steven Briggs of Maineville, Ohio, and Rebecca Briggs of Alexandria, Va.; six great-grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.  Friends and family were invited to Dorothy's Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home, Wellsboro. Services will be held Thursday, April 24 at 2 p.m. at the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, Keeneyville with Pastor Beth Stutler and the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating.  Burial will be made at the Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, RR2 Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935 or to the Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

PALMER Florence
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA., Thursday, February 23, 1922
Mrs. Ashley Hackett, nee Florence Palmer, died of pleuro-pneumonia at her home in Chatham Twp last Thursday. The funeral was held in the Chatham Valley church on Saturday; interment in the Keeneyville Cemetery.

PALMER Harry Newbury
Harry Newbury Palmer of Middlebury Center, Pa. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1955.  A retired farmer, he was president of the Tioga County Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and Grange in Middlebury Center and the Keeneyville Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lulu Palmer; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Briggs of Middlebury Center; sons, Carl K. of Little Marsh, Pa. and Leigh J. of Middlebury Center.  The body is at the family home where friends may call.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Dorr Harrington.  Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, Pa.

PALMER Harry Newbury
Harry N. Palmer
Harry Newbury Palmer, 72, of Middlebury, RD 1, died yesterday morning at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 8, 1882 and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Middlebury Grange, the Middlebury IOOF Lodge, president of the Tioga County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and a member of the Keeneyville Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Lulu:  two sons, Carl K. of Little Marsh and Leigh J. of Middlebury; one daughter, Dorothy Briggs, of Middlebury; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held at the family home at 2 p.m. on Saturday.  The Rev. Dorr Harrington officiating.  Burial will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.

PALMER Reuben Tower
Wellsboro Agitator - April 5, 1893
The funeral of Mr. Reuben Palmer will be held here today.  Mr. Palmer died at his home at Holidaytown last Saturday.  .

PARSONS - MRS. JACQUELYN P. GOFF age 56 of Wellsboro RD 3, Saturday, Feb. 22, 1964.  She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Browntown, W. Va.; owner and operator of Tomhawk Service Station and Grocery Store, Wellsboro.  Survived by husband, Othie Goff; sons, Marland Couchenour, Terry L. both of Wellsboro RD 3; mother, Mrs. Margaret Parsons of Wellsboro; brother, Marland Parsons of Westfield; sister, Mrs. Margaret Schmidt of Salem, W. Va.  Body at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Funeral was held there today at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams.  Middlebury Union Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1964

PATTERSON Edith V. Davis
96, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly Middlebury Center, died
Sept. 5, 2010.  She was the wife of Hugh K. Davis whom she married June 30, 1934. Edith was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Mixtown, Clymer Township, the daughter of the late Oren and Mabel Albee Patterson.  She graduated from the former Sabinsville High School and was a homemaker. Edith was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church and enjoyed her family, reading and canning.  Surviving are her husband, Hugh; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Joan Davis of Middlebury Center, Eugene and Carol Davis of Middlebury Center, Ross and Diana Davis of Wellsboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Marieta and John Hopkins of Lakeland, Fla., Connie and Cliff Stamile of Middlebury Center; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by twins, Joyce and Lauris.  Friends and family are invited to Edith's Life Celebration on Friday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, and Saturday, Sept. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at Shortsville Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Shortsville Baptist Church.- Wellsboro Gazette, September 8, 2010

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Carrie A. Mosher, Long Time Gazette Correspondent, Dies
Long time Wellsboro Gazette correspondent Carrie A. Mosher, age 83, of RD 1, Little Marsh, died on April 5, 1981 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  She was born Sept 27, 1897 in Shortsville, the daughter of Joseph and Marion (Leach) Pease. She was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church and graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in 1916.  She was married March 16, 1918 in Corning, N.Y. to Leon E. Mosher who preceded her in death Sept. 17,1973. She is survived by one daughter, Doris Mosher of Little Marsh; two sons, Charles J. Mosher of Little Marsh, and Rev. Hugh N. Mosher of Leesburg, Ohio; one brother, Emory Pease of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Edward (Irene) Zahorian of Horseheads, N.Y.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery in Keeneyville.

PERSING Inza H
Wellsboro Agitator - March 22, 1922
Death of Mrs. Glen Andrews
Little Marsh, March 21 - Mrs. Glen Andrews, who was taken seriously ill Friday afternoon, died near Covington on Saturday while being taken to the Blossburg Hospital.  Mrs. Andrews was 31 years old.  She is survived  by her husband and four small children.  The funeral was held Monday at her late home; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.

PIDCOE –SANDRA P. NEAL, 55, Mansfield, died January 8, 1999 AT Soldiers and Sailor Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born March 25, 1943, in Canton Township, she was the daughter of John Printon and Lois VanSyckel Pidcoe.  She was a graduate of Canton High School and was employed at the Tioga County Assistance Office, Wellsboro for 25 years.  She was the wife of Lynn E. Neal, whom she married July 8, 1989.  Surviving besides her husband Lynn are mother, Lois Pidcoe, Mansfield; one daughter and son-in-law.  Tracy and Angelo Lualdi, Mansfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Benjamin and Hope Fairbanks, Wellsboro and John and Lisa Fairbanks, LaVale, MD; ; two stepbrothers and five stepsisters; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-la; four grandchildren, Traneal Fairbanks Lualdi, Shelby Errico, Paige Fairbanks, and Garrett Fairbanks.  Funeral services were held January 13 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society, 175 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

POPE - Rev. Dryden A. Pope, who died at his home in Chatham on Saturday, the 6th instant (July 6, 1889), was a man of sterling worth and usefulness. He had been in poor health for a year or more, and fully understood that the end of this life was near, but he was not confined to his bed, and was outdoors looking after his affairs only the night before he died. The immediate cause of his death seemed to be of an apoplectic nature. Dryden A. Pope was a native of Connecticut, where he was born April (5) 1816. When he was five years of age his parents moved to Binghamton, NY, where the boy grew to man’s estate. He attended the common schools of that day, and by working and teaching managed to secure a fair education. He learned the trade of a carpenter and millwright, and did much work in building bridges for the New York and Erie Railway when that road was constructed through southern New York. Mr. Pope was converted quite early in life and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1856 he moved to Chatham in this county (Tioga), where he purchased 178 acres of wild land which he afterward cleared and brought into a good state of cultivation. On this farm he remained all the rest of his life. After coming to Chatham he joined the Freewill Baptist Church and became and remained a diligent preacher of that denomination until a few years ago, when failing health compelled him to retire from the active ministry. While residing at Binghamton Mr. Pope wedded, Miss Lucy A. Roberts, who survives him. The couple were blessed with six children, of whom five are still living. Mr. Pope was a man of much more than ordinary intelligence, of decided convictions and of great moral courage. In life his labors and example were helpful and inspiring to his fellow-men, and now that he is gone to his reward his memory among those who knew him will long. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 16, 1889, p.3

 

POPE Estella M.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 16, 1956

Mrs. Estella Marmor, 79, of Westfield, formerly of Little Marsh, Pa., died Wednesday, August 8, 1956. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Rosina Hornsby of Westfield, Mrs. Fanny Nau and Mrs. Christine Locey of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Ruth Wetherbee of Wellsboro; five sons, Clarence of Elmira, Francis of Canandaigua, Carl of Webster, Harold of Corning, and Joseph Marmor of Westfield; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Wilson and Mrs. Nellie Bliss of Wellsboro; one brother, Francis Pope of Wellsboro; 35 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were in Little Marsh Methodist Church with Rev. Erford Daniel officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, Pa.

 

LEONARD PALMER (LENNY) PRICE, 78, of Route 6, Wellsboro, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was the husband of Geraldine M. Short Price, whom he married Nov. 26, 1964.  Leonard was born March 24, 1924, in Fulton, N.Y., the son of the late Charles and Clara Belle Palmer Price.  He was an electrician, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Wilkes-Barre, the Wellsboro Veterans Club and the Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, and loved sports and bingo.  Surviving besides his wife are daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and James Kovarik of Rhinbeck, N.Y.; sister, Gladys McKensie of Issaquah, Wash.; and brother, Ernest Price of Chicago, Ill.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Porter and a brother, Charles Price.  Family and friends are invited to Leonard’s Life Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Funeral to follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor James D. Truax officiating.  Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Family will provide the flowers.  Arrangements by Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

PRICE Robert Clifford
Age 87, formerly of the Falls Home in Montour Falls, NY, and Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Bob was born November 27, 1920 in Corning, to Walter and Katherine (VanDusen) Price. He was employed as a truck driver for his brother, Richard Price, Crants Express, McCarty Trucking, and Mayflower. He married Ida Mae Cushing in 1941 in Bel Air, MD, and was preceded in death by her in 1996. He is survived by two sons, Robert (Christine) Price of Prattsburg, NY, and James (Rebecca) Price of Painted Post; a brother, Richard (Pat) Price of Corning; a sister, Betty Jean (Edward) Crudup of Mesa, AZ; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Good and Elaine Price. Friends may call on Friday, September 5, 2008, from 1-3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/2/2008

Redfield, A. Lee, age 78, of 304 W. Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday, May 29, 1973 in the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral in Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lyman Floyd Fletcher and Rev. Robert Cocks. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA. Survived by wife, Jamesia; sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Pattison of Elkland, PA; brother, Mark B. Redfield of Corning, NY, two nieces, Mrs. Robert Cocks of Williamsport, PA, Mrs. George Tudor of West Newbury, MA; nephews, Mark B. Redfield, Jr. of Horseheads, A. Lee Redfield of Corning. The family requests that contributions be made to the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. He was a member of the Osceola Lodge No. 421 F&AM, Elkland; Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge at Kenneyville, PA, also a member of Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church.

REED - IVA LaPOINT
Iva LaPoint, 94, of Middlebury Center, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at Broad Acres in Wellsboro. Iva was born July 31, 1910, the daughter of George "Lee" and Mae Fanton Reed. She was the wife of the late Charles LaPoint. Iva had been an employee of the former Corning Glass, Inc. and later retired from the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. She was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Grace Johnson of Troy, Charles Luther Johnson, Jr. of Tioga, Harold LeRoy Johnson of Lawrenceville, Ronald "Wayne" and Edna Johnson of Wellsboro; three daughters and a son-in-law, Florence Mae Mick of Elmira, N.Y., Ruth and Frank Short of Fries, Va., Rozennia Farrell of Scottsville, N.Y.; 29 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren. Two sons, Roger and Ralph Johnson preceded her in death. Family and friends were invited to call Monday, Nov. 8 at the Middlebury Baptist Church. A funeral service immediately followed the viewing with the Rev. Alex Perednia officiating. Burial was made in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield.

REYNOLDS CHARLES
Wellsboro Agitator - July 1,1925
Little Marsh June 30 - Charles Reynolds was born in Chemung county, N.Y., Dec. 1856, and died at his late residence June 27, 1925.  In Feb. 1881, he married Viola Rice and to them were born the following children, who with his wife, survive him:  Joseph Reynolds, and Mrs. Claud Treat, of Chatham.  The funeral was held at his late residence on Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Willis officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.

REYNOLDS Delphene “Della”
Wellsboro Agitator - December 6, 1916
Little Marsh, Dec. 4 - Delphene Reynolds Faulkner was born in Veteran, Chemung county, N.Y., June 16, 1854; came with her father's family to Chatham in 1865.  She was married to Alexander Faulkner July 4, 1876. Mrs. Faulkner became a member of the Little Marsh Church in August 1906.  She was always ready to assist those in sickness and trouble and will be missed by all her associates.  She died in the Blossburg Hospital, Nov. 22, and is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Owlett, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Elizabeth Terry, of Millport, N.Y.; three brothers, George, Bennett and Charles Reynolds, of this place.
Middlebury Union Cemetery

REYNOLDS - OBITUARY---Mrs. Frank Starkey---Elmer's Sister---Mrs. Frank  Starkey of Middlebury Center Pa. died at the family home Thursday at 6:30 p.m. after an illness of several months. She was 65 and was an outstanding leader in the work of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the sector on  which she live,  having been a pioneer in its establishment through that vicinity. Much of her energy was spent in teaching Christianity and administering to others, it was stated today, and she filled pulpits in many churches and assisted whenever vacancies existed. Mrs. Starkey was  born in New York State June 16, 1875, the daughter of Cyrenus and Mary Ann Cook Reynolds. Her marriage to Mr. Starkey of Middlebury Pa. took place 41 years ago. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. O???Davis of Breesport, one sister, Mrs.Margaret McIntosh of Endicott, two sisters-in-laws, Mrs. Carrie Reynolds of  Elmira and Mae Reynolds  of Corning, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a pray service Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of relatives, followed by funeral services at the Babtist Church at Keeneyville at 2:30 p.m. EST. The Rev. Lloyd Henry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Wellsboro Pa. will officiate assisted by Paul Carpenter of Corning. Burial will be in the Keeneyville Union Cemetery.

REYNOLDS GEORGE
Wellsboro Gazette, Thursady, December 1, 1932
Little Marsh, Nov 30---George Reynolds, a life long resident of this village, diedabout noon on Sunday at the home of his son, Nathan T. Reynolds. He was nearly 88 years old, and is survived by his son, and one brother, Ben Reynolds, of Shortsville.

REYNOLDS JOSEPH
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Thursday, May 15, 1962
Joseph Reynolds, 79, of Little Marsh, Chatham, died Friday, March 9, 1962, in the Soldiers and Sailors Mem. Hosp., Wellsboro. born April 18, 1883 in Chatham, he was the son of Charles and Viola Rice Reynolds. Surviving are his wife, Helen K., a daughter, Mrs Elma May Krihovsky, of Ithaca, NY, a sister, Mrs Dellie Treet of Little Marsh and 3 grandchildren. Funeral service held Monday and burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

REYNOLDS, Nathan T. Age 83, of RD 1 Wellsboro, Pa., Friday August 18, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James W. Garthoff. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery. Survived by sons, George and Myron both of Little Marsh, Pa., John and Fred both of RD 1 Wellsboro; Robert of Sodus, N.Y.; three daughters, Eleanor Bailey of Red Creek, N.Y., Mrs. Aldeen Stebbins of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Priscilla Poole of Rose, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. He was a farmer and a member of Little Marsh Excelsior Grange.

REYNOLDS NATHAN TOWNSEND
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, Aug. 24, 1972
Nathan T. Reynolds, 83, of Wellsboro, died Friday, August 18, 1972 at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1888, in Little Marsh, he was a son of George and Annette West Reynolds. ...Surviving are 5 sons: George and Myron of Little Marsh, John and Fred of Wellsboro, and Robert of Sodus, NY; 3 daughters: Mrs Eleanor Bailey of Red Creek, NY, Mrs Aldeen Stebbins of Corning, NY, and Mrs Priscilla Poole of  Rose, NY...Funeral held Sunday and burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

RICE Austin Dennis
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, June 1, 1921, Pg 1
Austin D. Rice, aged 82 years, died Sunday evening about 9:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adelbert F. Palmer. Mr. Rice was born in Delaware County, NY on June 1, 1839. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev John H. Stoody, pastor of the M E church, officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery. Mr. Rice is survived by his widow, nee Martha A. English and by three children, Mrs. Adelbert F. Palmer of Wellsboro; Mrs. N. L. King of Westfield, and Austin H. Rice of Little Marsh; also by two brothers, Charles Rice of Little Marsh and Chauncey Rice of Wellsboro.

RICE Austin H
Wellsboro Agitator - December 3, 1930
Austin H. Rice was born March 19, 1861 and died after a long illness, Nov. 27, 1930.  He married Mittie S. Burrell, who survives him; also by two brothers and five sisters.  The funeral was held at the M. E. church Sunday. Rev. Klotzbach and Rev. Rosengrant, officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.  He was a member of Keeneyville Lodge No. 844, I.O.O.F. and Westfield Tent of Maccabees.  Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were:  Mrs. F. C. Doane, of Jersey Shore; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rice, of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Curtin, of Vestal; Mrs. Preston Ferris, of Addison; Charles Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Seely, of Elmira.

RICE Bertha
Wellsboro Agitator - March 1, 1881
Died - Rice - In Chatham, Pa., February 22, 1871, of scarlet fever,  Bertha, daughter of A. D. and Martha Mitchell, aged 8 years and 6 months.

 

RICE Elnora “Nora”

Wellsboro - Mrs. Elnora Carpenter, 83, died at her home on Walnut street, Monday evening, Feb. 18, 1946.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Eaton, of Wellsboro; a sister, J. Maud Bookmiller, of Gaines; two brothers, George W. Rice, of Hornell, NY, and Edward Rice of Williamsport.  The funeral will be held at the home Thursday, 2 p.m., the Rev. Arthur Gregson, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.

 

RICE Erastus
Wellsboro Agitator - August 21, 1907
Little Marsh, Aug. 19 - Mr. Erastus Rice, aged 73, died Saturday; burial today at 2 p.m. in the cemetery near Keeneyville.  Mr. Rice had lived at Little Marsh nearly all his life.  He was a blacksmith for several years.  He then built a large hotel, which he conducted successfully for several years, but misfortune overtook him and the fine hotel was burned together with its contents.  His wife died soon after, and about six years ago he married Mrs. Philinda Roe, who survives him.  He also leaves one son, L. W. Rice, of Sabinsville and one daughter, Mrs. E?on Schoonmaker, of Galeton, besides several grandchildren.  Three brothers also survive him - A. D. Rice, Chauncey Rice and Charles Rice, all of this place.

RICE, Emma -  THURSTON Emma Robbins Age 92, of 7767 State Rte. #417, Addison, NY, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. She was a homemaker and was predeceased by husbands, Lynn G. Robbins and Alfred G. Thurston. She is survived by a daughter, Iris (Mrs. Douglas) McDermott of Addison; a son, Neal S. Robbins of Prattsburgh; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, 1-2 p.m. at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA. Memorials may be made to the Addison Jesus Mennonite Church. [Emma Rice, daughter of Adelbert and Nellie CASEMENT Rice]

RICE JAMES M
Westfield Free Press Volume XXII - Thursday, June 18, 1903
Mr. James Rice died Sunday, June 7th of cancer of the stomach. He leaves two daughters, Satie and Celia, besides several brothers and one sister.  Funeral was held at the house Tuesday, burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery.

RICE JAMES M
Wellsboro Agitator - June 10, 1903
Little Marsh, June 9 - Mr. James Rice who has been sick so long, died at 4:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Drs. Glover, of Knoxville, and Jones, of Little Marsh, made a post mortem examination, as a result of which they found a large cancer in the stomach which had grown fast to the liver and spleen.  The funeral is held today.  Burial in Keeneyville.  Mr. Rice was an indulgent father, a good neighbor and a friend to all he with whom he came in contact.  He leaves two daughters, six brothers and one sister, all of Little Marsh, except the sister, who resides in Keeneyville.

RICE Julia
Westfield Free Press – Thursday, November 30, 1905
Death – Little Marsh
Julia, wife of William Ordiway died last Saturday, November 18th at her home in this place.  She leaves besides  her husband two daughters, Teresa aged 11 and Merita aged 8 years, an aged father, E. Rice, one brother, L. W. Rice, of Sabinsville, a sister, Mrs. Elon Schoonmaker, of Galeton.  The funeral was held Sunday Rev. Howe officiating.  Burial at Keeneyville.

RICE - MRS LULU CLARK
Mrs. Lulu Clark, daughter of Chan and Eurice Rice and widow of Charles Clark, former resident of Walnut Street Wellsboro died at the age of 94 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital Nursing Home at Penn Yan, N.Y. on March 25,1973 Funeral services were held on Sunday, March25 at Westfield, N.Y. Burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery on Monday, March 26 in the family plot.

RICE ORREN
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, September 14, 1904
Littlemarsh, Sept. 12-- The funeral of Mr Oren Rice will be held at the church here at 2 o'clock today. Mr Rice was born in Cayuga County, NY, 73 years ago and came with his parents to Chatham when but a small boy. In 1855 he married Martha Goodridge, who survives him. To them were born seven children, Mrs Charles Reynolds, Mrs B. D. Carpenter and Adelbert of Little Marsh, George of Stanards, Mrs Herman Bookmiller and Ed Rice of Gaines, and Louis, deceased. Mr Rice was converted about 35 years ago and united with the Methodist church here and has been a consistant member ever since. He had been superintendent of the Sunday school for years and was sexton of this church when he died. Burial at Keeneyville.

 

RICE RICHARD L.

The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 21 Dec 1977, p. 12

Richard L. Rice, age 74 of Middlebury Center died December 16, 1977 at his home. Mr. Rice was born February 5, 1903, in Middlebury Township, the son of Leroy and Genevieve Rice. He was a retired laborer for the Eastern Co-op, a member of the Niles Valley United Methodist Church, the Ossea Lodge No. 317, F&AM in the Coudersport Consistory. He was a member of the Middlebury Fire Department, the Wellsboro Fire Department, and Ambulance Association and a member of the Middlebury Lodge No. 844. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Kane Rice of Middlebury Center, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home on Sunday, December 18th with the Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating. Burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

 

RICE Satie Rankin

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, January 19, 1944

Mrs. Satie Rice Rankin, wife of Joseph Rankin, of Little Marsh, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro yesterday, after an illness

of two weeks. She was born in Little Marsh, March 28, 1871, daughter of James and Charity Short Rice. She was educated at Little Marsh and at Mansfield State Normal School and taught school at Little Marsh for 24 years. She was a member of Excelsior Grange, No. 1136, and was for years its lecturer. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Leslie and Lynn, of Commack; a sister. Mrs. Celia Keeler, of Middlebury, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday at 2 p.m.; burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

 

RICE VIOLA
Wellsboro Gazette - December 19, 1940
Mrs. Charles Reynolds - Mrs. Viola Reynolds, of Little Marsh, died at her home Dec. 10, eleven days before her 83rd birthday.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Rice and was born in Chatham, Dec. 21, 1857.  She was married to the late Charles Reynolds.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Claude Treat, of Knoxville,  R. D. 2; one son, Joseph Reynolds, of Little Marsh; two brothers, Edward Rice of Williamsport, and George Rice, of Alfred; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Carpenter, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Maude Bookmiller of Gaines.  The funeral was held at the home in Little Marsh Friday, Rev. Calvin DeGraw, of the Little Marsh Methodist church, officiating; burial at Keeneyville.

LYNN G. ROBBINS
Lynn G. Robbins, 84, of RD#2, Box 67A, Addison, NY, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1987, at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, NY. He was a charter member of the Addison Lodge #3904 Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Wayland Lodge Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works. Surviving are his wife, Emma; two sons, Lynn S. Robbins of Westfield and Neal S. Robbins of Pulteney, NY; one daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Iris) McDermott of RD#2, Addison, NY; a sister, Eva Decker of Bath, NY; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Middlebury Union Cemetery in Keeneyville.  The Rev. Clair Statham will officiate.  Arrangements were made by the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland. Flowers will be furnished by the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Tuscarora Ambulance Association.

ROBERTS ARTHUR M.
Wellsboro Agitator – July 15, 1903
Mr. A. M. Roberts
A life-long Resident of Chatham Died Recently - Devoted to His Family.
In the death of Mr. Arthur M. Roberts, aged about 40, of Little Marsh, the people of Chatham have lost a life-long resident of that township.  Mr. Roberts's father died when the subject of this sketch, was only nine years old, and from that time on, Arthur assisted his mother, who survives him, in caring for his younger sister and brothers, evincing toward them the faithful devotion of a father.  He was a man who possessed many friends.  He is survived by his wife, nee Miss Frankie Hawley, of Chatham, a daughter of Mr. George Hawley, and, by a three year old son; also by his sister and two brothers.   Mr. Roberts had spent portions of his life in farming and storekeeping and was engaged in the latter occupation when his death occurred.  His burial took place in Keeneyville, in  accordance with the ritual of the Odd Fellows of that village, to whose organization he belonged. The obsequies were very largely attended.

ROBERTS HUMPHREY CURRY
Wellsboro Gazette – January 11, 1971
HUMPHREY C. ROBERTS
Humphrey C. Roberts, 78, of Little Marsh died suddenly at his home, Monday, January 11, 1971.  He was a member of the McClellan Lodge No. 649 F&AM, Troupsburg, N.Y., the Coudersport Consistory, and the American Legion Post 84,  Wellsboro. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired post master and merchant in Little Marsh. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anesta Mae Roberts, son, John 0 Roberts of Buffalo, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p m at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church with burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville.

ROBERTS EDWIN W.
Wellsboro Gazette – January 21, 1943
Edwin W. Roberts
Edwin W. Roberts, formerly of Asaph. died last Thursday at the home of his brother, John Picton Roberts, in Little Marsh.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Little Marsh Methodist church.

 

ROBERTSON Ida Delphine

Wellsboro Gazette - May 21, 1925

Ida Delphine West, aged 71 years, died last Thursday evening of peritonitis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Vanderhoof, of this place.  Besides her aged husband she is survived by her daughter above mentioned and two sisters:  Mrs. Alice Parker, of Syracuse, and Matie Short, of Sabinsville.

 

Wellsboro Gazette – May 20, 1925

Ida Delphine West, aged 71 years, 11 months and 18 days, wife of Alfred C. West, commonly called Joe, of Keeneyville, Pa., died Thursday evening May 14 at 9 o’clock of peritonitis, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Vanderhoof, of Wellsboro Pa.  She was the second daughter of Calvin C. and Anna Woodcock Robertson and was born in Chatham, Pa., May 26, 1853.  On Sept. 30, 1885, she was married to Alfred C. West, of Middlebury.  To them two children were born, a son and a daughter, Hazel, wife of Clyde Vanderhoof of Wellsboro.  She is survived by her aged husband and daughter, two grandchildren, Oliver and Everitt Vanderhoof and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Parker of Syracuse, N.Y., and Matie Short, of Sabinsville, Pa., besides several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.  Mrs. West was a well-known resident and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She was a kind and loving mother, a true wife and neighbor.  She was always ready to lend a helping hand in sickness and trouble as long as her health permitted.  Her health had been poor for some time, especially so for the past year.  The funeral was held at the home of her daughter at 1:30 and at Keeneyville M. E. church at 2:30.  The floral tributes were many and beautiful.  Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Gee sang “Someday We Will Understand” and “Going Down the Valley.”   Rev. Mr. Engler, of Keeneyville, officiated; burial in the Keeneyville Union Cemetery.

 

ROCKWELL Bertha
Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) November 4, 1952
Wellsboro - Mrs. Bertha Colbath, 67, Sabinsville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1952.  Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Merle Johnson, Genesee; a grandson and a sister, Mrs. Earl Parsons, Potter Brook.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Sabinsville Baptist Church.  The Rev. Lynn Green will officiate.  Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.

ROCKWELL - CUMMINGS, Florence M.
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died
on Monday, January 25, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on July 10, 1918 in Middlebury Township, PA to the late William and Erma Rockwell. Survivors include her nephew, Leon (JoAnne) Rockwell of Tioga, PA; nieces, Pearl (Carl) Wright of Middlebury Center, PA, Roberta Space of Addison, NY, Virginia Jeffers of Addison, NY and Mary Rockwell of Cascade, MD; along with several great nieces and nephews. It was Florence's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place in Middlebury Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette, January 27, 2010

ROCKWELL LEVI
Wellsboro Agitator – July 18, 1894
--Mr. Levi Rockwell died at his home in Chatham last Sunday.  He had been sick for several months.  He leaves a widow and several adult children.  He was a veteran of the war.  For a number of years he had followed the occupation of a painter.  The funeral was held yesterday and the burial was made in the Keeneyville cemetery.

ROE John C
Wellsboro Agitator - February 14, 1900
Mr. Thomas E. Roe, aged 68 years, a resident of Middlebury township ever since he was a year old, when his father, Cornelius Roe, came to this county from Orange county, N.Y., died of pneumonia on Sunday at his home, after an illness lasting only ten days.  Most of his life was spent in farming on the family homestead.  For some years, however, he engaged part of the time in selling wagons and farm implements, and in 1891 went to Oregon, where he spent three years and acquired the ownership of 400 acres of timber land.  In 1854 Mr. Roe married Miss Hannah Gee, and nine children were born to them, only four survive - namely, John C. of Oregon; Clark E. of Washington; Joseph W., of Keeneyville, and Mrs. Anna M. Casky, of Oregon.  Mrs. Roe died nearly two years ago, and in August last Mr. Roe married Mrs. Felinda Sears, of Chatham, who survives him.  He had been a long time member of the Keeneyville Methodist Church.  He had been a prominent Odd Fellow for over 25 years.  In politics he was a Republican and served his township for 14 years as Supervisor.  Mr. Roe's funeral was held  from the Keeneyville Methodist church yesterday afternoon, Rev. G. A. Garner, the pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Allatt, of Little Marsh.  Mr. Roe's comrades of Middlebury Lodge I.O.O.F., attended the obsequies in a body and assisted in conducting the ceremonies.  Burial at Keeneyville.

 

ROOT Vera E. Vanderhoof

age 89, of Greenwood Street, Wellsboro, PA, died September 23, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of Everitt C. Vanderhoof whom she married June 5, 1943. Vera was born May 2, 1922 in Delmar Township, PA, the daughter of the late Frederick and Nettie Root Root. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1940" and a graduate of Elmira Beauty School, Elmira, NY. She was a beautician in Wellsboro and Sayre, PA and had worked for Galeton Production and the Wellsboro Corning Glass. Vera was a fifty-four year member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, and chairperson for the Reception Committee at the Church for many years. She was a leader and coordinator for the Girl Scouts for more than twenty years and was an accomplished Christian crafter. Surviving are her husband, Everitt; daughter and son-in-law, Verla and George Bryant, Wellsboro, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Mahlon and Carole Vanderhoof, Waldon, NY; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Vera's Life Celebration on Monday, September 26, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA and Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Star Gazette – September 24, 2011

 

ROSA – Zadie I. Keeney, 85, of RD 1, Lawrenceville (town of Lindley, NY) died Sunday, January 27, 1980 at the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was the widow of Ray Keeney. Surviving are three sons, Clifford of Crescent City, Florida, Leon of Painted Post, NY and Lyle of Corning, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Lillian) Blencowe of Cameron Mills, NY and Mrs. Carl (Marian) Kizer of Lawrenceville RD 1; sister, Lillian MacCauley of Fort Edward; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the H.P Smith & Son Funeral Home, Addison, NY, Monday, January 28, 1980 from 7-9 PM and Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services were held there today, Wednesday, January 30, 1980 at 2 PM. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville. (Source- son, Leon; maiden name Zadie Isabella Rosa; 3 Feb. 2006)

RAY D. ROSE
Ray D. Rose, age 84, of Crooked Creek, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1970, at the Blossburg Hospital. Funeral was Wednesday at 2 pm in the Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. James W. Garthoff officiated. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Survived by wife, Inez Bartholomew Rose of Crooked Creek; son, Harold Rose of Tioga, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Ada Horton of Tioga; brother, Roland Rose of Watkins Glen; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. He was a retired blacksmith

ROUSHY Eva
Wellsboro Agitator - May 25, 1926
—Mrs. Eva Roushy Owlett, of Keeneyville, died in Elmira on May 17, at midnight. She is survived by her husband Benjamin Owlett, of Keeneyville; a brother, Myles Roushy, of Elmira: two sisters, Mrs. Elma Hillman and Mrs. Genevieve Thornton, both of Elmira.

RUGGLES MAYME
Wellsboro Agitator Feb. 1, 1939
Mrs. Ray Andrews
Mrs. Mayme Ruggles Andrews, wife of Ray Andrews, of Painted Post, R. D. 1, died Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Corning hospital of pneumonia.  She celebrated her 57th birthday January 6.  She was born in 1882 at Middlebury Center, Pa., daughter of Arthur and Nellie Westbrook Ruggles, and spent her girlhood around Middlebury Center and Keeneyville, joining the Methodist church.  August 13, 1901, she was married in Troupsburg to Ray Andrews and after their marriage they lived in Galeton until 27 years ago when they moved to Painted Post.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Andrews is survived by her father, Arthur Ruggles, of Corning; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Cross and Mrs. Reuben Box, of Corning; two sons, Clair, of Hornell, and Wilmet, of Painted Post, R. D. 1,; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Krings, of Buffalo, and Mrs. William Jourden, of Corning, R. D. 2; three brothers, Chester Ruggles, of Horseheads; Veryl Ruggles, of Corning, R. D. 2, and Lloyd Ruggles, of Corning, and 12 grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday; burial at Keeneyville.

RUNDELL Rachel Jane
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA., Wednesday, August 3, 1927
Niles Valley, August 1--Mrs Rachel Jane Sweet died Thursday at 2:30am. She was born Dec. 31, 1835, daughter of Amos and Anna Studwell Rundell. In 1853 she was married to Abner Enos Sweet who died several years ago. To them were born 5 children: Clark, deceased, Chas and Leroy of this place and Thomas of Buffalo; Anna, deceased.  She is survived by eight grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildrern.  The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the house; burial at Keeneyville, Rev. Mr. Totten, of Wheeler officiated.  Those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Jane Sweet from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sweet and Mr. and Mrs. James Glover, of Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Buck and children, Paul Dahms, Mrs. J. O'Lay and Sheldon Buck of Ridgeway; Mrs. Hazel Brace,of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. William Stone, of Roseville; Mr. and Mrs. James Doran and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doran and son of Westfield.

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