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.
SAMPLE, Jerome B. – Jerome B. Sample, aged 70 years, died Monday evening shortly before 9 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Onie Losey, 39 East avenue. He was born Oct. 15, 1848. He is survived by three children – Mrs. Onie Lose, Mrs. Harry Spencer, and Burr Sample, and an adopted son, Lee, all of Wellsboro; one brother, Harry, of Wellsboro, and one sister, Mrs. S. Howe, of Iowa. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m., and the remains will be taken to Keeneyville for burial. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919.
SATKOWSKI - The twin sons of Anthony and Enola Slocum Satkowski, 7 Cone Street, died a few hours after birth Sunday, August 15, 1954, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Besides their parents, they are survived by two sister, Julia and Delores, both at home, and their maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Slocum, Wellsboro. Prayer services were held at the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Tuesday morning. The Rev. Sidney B. Fenton, pastor of the Wellsboro Church of Christ Disciples, officiated. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 26, 1954
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, May 12, 1897
Chatham, May 10 -- Albert Saxbury died very suddenly Thursday evening (May 6). He went to the barn to milk and soon his wife heard him calling. She ran to the barn where she found him near the door where he had fallen. He was still breathing, but died in a few minutes. The funeral was held in the Baptist church at Chatham Valley. Rev. Mr Smith officiating. Mr Saxbury was a member of Co 1, 45th PA Vol. and was a charter member of Alfred Toles Post, No. 320, GAR. The Post had charge of the services at the cemetery, which were very impressive. The interment was in the cemetery near Keeneyville. Comrade Saxbury was a faithful Christian soldier and will be missed in the councils of the Church and Post. He leaves a wife and one sister and a host of friends to deplore his sudden death.
SAXBURY HANNAH J
Wellsboro Agitator - June 7, 1916
--Mrs. James D. Crampton, aged 70 years, of Middlebury, formerly of Wellsboro, died May 30, at the Danville Hospital, where she had been a patient since last January. Her husband survives her. The remains were taken to Keeneyville last Friday for burial. Deceased was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Addie Thompson, of this borough
SAXBURY ROBERT and Fidelia A. HOWE
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Tuesday, November 29, 1881
Mr. Robert Saxbury who lost his life by being thrown from the bridge at Shortsville of which mention has been made heretofore was born in the vicinity of Painted Post in the year 1808. At the age of about 6 years, his father moved into Pennsylvania, living at one time - but I have not learned at just what time after coming to this State -- on the farm owned by Dwight Cummings on Crooked Creek. About the year of 1841 or 2 he purchased the farm where he live at the time of his death and built a house and cleared some of the land. In 1843 he married Miss Fidelia A. Howe, a very estimable lady from Otsego County, NY. By their united labors they cleared up the land, erected buildings, kept out of debt and raised their family of two children. Both lost their lives by one accident leaving a will executed last May bequeathing to their children about equally about $3500 worth of property real and personal. Both were members of the Baptist Church and while they were preparing to live they also prepared to die.
SCASE FLORENCE A. VANDERHOOF
Florence A. - Age 95, of Wellsboro, PA, died July 14, 2007 at The Green Home. Married June 27, 1931, she was the wife of the late Rexford W. Vanderhoof, who died November 28, 1997. Florence was born April 6, 1912 in Wellsboro (Coolidge Hollow), the daughter of the late Charles and Edith Claus Scase. She lived in Florida for 37 years, moving to Daytona Beach in 1960, and moved back to Wellsboro in June of 1997. She was a homemaker and had previously worked at Dunham's Department Store as a sales clerk. Florence was of the United Methodist faith, member of the Lions Club in Wellsboro and Florida and member of the Order of Eastern Star in Wellsboro. Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Margaret Scase Etner and Gertrude Vanderhoof Albert; four nieces, Susan Albert, Donna Scase Huling, Barbara Scase Weller and Deborah Scase Dexter; one nephew, Michael Albert; several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brothers, Robert C. Scase and Carl E. Scase; brother-in-law, E. Dorse Albert; and sister-in-law, Catherine Scase. Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 19, 2007, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, funeral to follow at 10:00 a.m. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to the Shriner's Burn Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA, or to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2007.
SHAFF - Last Rites Monday for Mrs. Nettie Doan
Osceola – Mrs. Nettie Doan diedat the home of her daughter Mrs. Fred Owlett in Glen Hope Pa. January 19, 1951 at the age of 77. She was born on French Hill June 29, 1873, the daughter of Porter and Mary Jane Shaff. She was united in marriage to Orrie Doan of Little Marsh in 1895. Mr. Doan died a number of years ago. Mrs. Doan is survived by one son, James Elmer Doan of Osceola and Isabell Jane Owlett of Glen Hope, Pa., seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ida Sherbourne and a brother, Clarence Shaff, both of Wellsboro, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and everyone who knew her. She was a loving mother. The funeral services were held at the Osceola Methodist Church Monday with Rev. Glenn T. Moore pastor officiating. Mrs. Virginia Sahrle sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beyond the Sunset”, accompanied by Mrs. Georgianna Clarke. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville. (From Kathy Sarber)
Wellsboro Gazette – February 8, 1951
Mrs. Nettie Doan diedat the home of, her daughter, Mrs. Fred Owlett in Glenhope. Pa., January 19th at the age of 77. She was born on French Hill the daughter of Porter and Mary Jane Shaff. She was united in marriage to Orrie Doan of Little Marsh in 1895. She is survived by a son, James Elmer Doan of Osceola and Isabell Jane Owlett of Glenhope; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida Sherbourne, and one brother, Clarence Shaff both of Wellsboro. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania) - January 31, 1951
Glen Hope - Mrs. Nettie Doan, aged 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Owlett here January 19, 1951. She was born on French Hill, June 29, 1873, the daughter of Porter and Mary Jane Shoff. She was united in marriage to Orie Doan, of Little Marsh, in 1895, who proceeded her in death. Mrs. Doan is survived by one son, James Elmer Doan of Osceola, Tioga County, and one daughter, Mrs. Owlett. Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive along with one sister, Mrs. Ida Sherburn, of Wellsboro, and one brother, Clarence Shoff of Wellsboro. Two brothers preceded her in death. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral services were held Monday, January 22, at the Osceola Methodist Church with Rev. Glen T. Moore officiating. Interment was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery at Kenneyville.
SHAFF PORTER D.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, March 2,1910
Mr. Porter D. Shaff, aged 74, died on February 19 at his home in Middlebury township, after a long illness. His wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters survive him--Stephen Shaff, at home; James Shaff, of Hugo, Oklahoma; Clarence Shaff of Middlebury; Mrs Ida Sherburn of Britio?, South Dakota, and Mrs Nettie Doane of Middlebury. He is also survived by one brother, Alonzo Shaff and one sister, Mrs Lois Roe. Another sister of the deceased, Mrs Matilda Shaftner of Presho, NY died a few days ago. The funeral was held last Wednesday at the Keeneyville Methodist church....and burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.
SHAW John M.
Wellsboro Agitator - October 16, 1895
Died - Shaw - At Knoxville, Pa., October 1, 1895, Mr. J. M. Shaw, aged 74 years, 7 months and 7 days.
SHAW Lulu Mae
Lulu S. Palmer Second Burn Victim Dies at St. Joseph
Lulu S. Palmer, age 92 of 30 Charles Street, Wellsboro died on Sunday, July 18, 1976 at the St. Joseph's Hospital at Elmira, N.Y. Death came as the result of burns received on July 11th at a home fire in Middlebury Township in which her son-in-law Clifton Briggs also lost his life. The fire was caused by lightning which hit the two-story wood frame home about 4 a.m. on July 11. Mrs. Palmer was an overnight guest at the home of her daughter and husband at the time of the tragedy. Mrs. Palmer was born in Wellsboro on May 2, 1884 the daughter of Judson and Millie Coolidge Shaw. She was a member of the Keeneyville Methodist Church, attended the Wellsboro Baptist Church, a charter member of the Keeneyville Elnora Rebecca Lodge No. 28; and a member of the Middlebury Grange No 705. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Briggs of Middlebury Center; two sons, Clark K. Palmer of Little Marsh, and Leigh J. Palmer of Horseheads, N. Y., six grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Friends may contribute to St. Joseph's Hospital, Burn Unit.
SHAW Lulu Mae
July 22, 1976 written on article
Two Died of Burns in Middlebury Fire A fire that destroyed the Clifton Briggs home in Middlebury Center on July 11th claimed its second victim Sunday. Lulu S. Palmer, 92, of 30 Charles Street, Wellsboro, an overnight guest at the Briggs home at the time of the fire, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY July 18th. Clifton M. Briggs, 72, of the Middlebury address died July 12th at the St. Joseph Hospital as a result of burns over 75 percent of his body. Lightning hit the two-story Briggs home that was located on the Monkey Run Road about two miles north of Keeneyville in Middlebury Township during the early morning of July 11th. Mr. Briggs and his wife, Dorothy, 67, were asleep downstairs and Mrs. Palmer, Dorothy's mother, was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when lightning struck the wood frame home at 4 AM. Middlebury firemen were on the scene within minutes after receiving the call, according to William Lawton, Middlebury Township Assistant Fire Chief. The Chatham Township Fire Department also took part in the two-hour fight to bring the fire under control. Damages to the house and its contents were estimated at $50,000. Firemen were able to save an attached garage, a car and a truck. The injured were already out of the burning structure when firemen arrived. Mr. Briggs and Mrs. Palmer were first taken to the Wellsboro Hospital, then transferred to the Burn Unit at the St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Briggs was treated for minor facial burns at the Wellsboro Hospital and was discharged. Funeral services for Mrs. Palmer were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Tussey Funeral Home in Wellsboro, with the Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating. Calling hours were held at the funeral home Monday evening. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. Mrs. Palmer was born in Wellsboro on May 22, 1884 the daughter of Judson and Millie (Coolidge) Shaw. She was a member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church and attended the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. She was also a charter member of Elnora Rebekah Lodge #28 and of Middlebury Grange #705. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Briggs of Middlebury Center; two sons, Carl K. of little Marsh and Leigh J. of Horseheads, NY; six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Burn Unit in Elmira, NY. Mr. Briggs was buried in the Middlebury Union Cemetery last Tuesday. 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 assessor of Middlebury Township and a director of Tioga County Grange Insurance Company for over 20 years. He is survived by wife Dorothy Palmer Briggs of Middlebury Center, one daughter, Mrs. William (Lois) Garrison of Gibsonia; two sons, Charles H. Briggs of Loveland, Ohio and Larry S. Briggs of Keeneyville; a sister, Mrs. Helen Stevens of Wellsboro; one brother, Dean C. Briggs of Horseheads, NY, eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Tussey Funeral Home in Wellsboro on Wednesday. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 15 at 2 PM with Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating. Burial was made in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Friends may contribute to the Keeneyville United Methodist Church or St. Joseph's Hospital Burn Unit, Elmira, NY.
Mrs. Maude S. Stevens , 83, of Keeneyville, died Thursday, December 3, 1959 at Blossburg State Hospital. She was born September 17, 1876 in Middlebury Township, the daughter of Samuel and Emma Jane Hurlburt Shaw, and was a member of Keeneyville Methodist Church and Middlebury Grange. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Owlett of Keeneyville; a sister, Mrs. Leon Greenfield of Ormand Beach, Florida and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Squires officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
SHAW Samuel Justus
Wellsboro Gazette - April 6, 1922
Samuel J. Shaw, a lifelong resident of Middlebury township, died last Sunday, at the age of 71 years. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Emma Hurlburt Shaw, one son, Louis, of Lambs Creek, and three daughters, Mrs. Will Stevens, of this place; Mrs. Burt Briggs, of Holiday, and Mrs. Greenfield, of Corning.
Wellsboro Gazette - March 30, 1922
Samuel Justus Shaw, aged 72 years, died last Saturday at his home in Keeneyville, following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife and the following children: J. L. Shaw, of Mansfield; Mrs. William Stevens, of Keeneyville; Mrs. Burt J. Briggs, of Tioga, and Mrs. Leon J. Greenfield, of Corning, N. Y. The funeral was held on Tuesday at his late home in Keeneyville.
SHAW William Judson
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- April 26, 1905
Mr. Judson Shaw aged 49, died Sunday evening at his home in Middlebury township, after a two weeks' illness with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, nee Mildred Coolidge, by his daughter, Miss Lulu Shaw, and by one brother and two sisters, Mr. Samuel Shaw of Middlebury, and Mrs. G. P. Westbrook, of this borough, and Miss Ida Long, of Woodhull, N.Y. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Methodist church and was an upright, public spirited and highly respected citizen. He at one time was a resident of Wellsboro, but spent most of his life in farming. His wife is a sister of Mr. Otis L. Coolidge of Wellsboro.
THOMAS H. SHEEHAN – Wellsboro – Funeral services for Thomas H. Sheehan, 75, a prominent Chatham Township farmer, where held at the Evan Funeral Home Friday (Dec. 23, 1932) at 2 p.m. The Rev. John C. Crowe of the Church of Christ officiated and burial was in Keeneyville Cemetery. Mr. Sheehan died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Roper in Endicott. Two other daughters, survive, Mrs. Vivea Palmer of Tyrone, N.Y. and Mrs. Ernestine Avery of Wellsboro. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1932
JOHN W. SHELLMAN
John W. Shellman, 81, of 64 East Avenue, died about 8:15 o'clock last Friday evening, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital here. A son of Jerry and Elizabeth Hackett Shellman, he was born at Little Marsh November 26, 1861. He was married to Rose Mae Pradmore, Feb. 17th, 1883, who died 52 years ago. Living practically all his life in Wellsboro and vicinity, he was engaged in farming until his retirement. Mr. Shellman is survived by one son, Jesse Shellman of Westfield; two daughters, Mrs. H.A. Rehorn, Hornell, NY, and Mrs. Irwin Rice, of Wellsboro; by one brother, N.H. Shellman, of Lodi, NY; and by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home, with burial in the Keeneyville cemetery. The Rev. Charles W. Sheriff, pastor of the Wellsboro Baptist Church, officiated. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 21, 1943)
SHERIFF Emma L
Wellsboro Agitator - July 23, 1941
Mrs. Emma Davis, aged 71 years, of Knoxville, widow of John E. Davis, died July 14, in Elmira, after an illness of several weeks. she was born in Wellsville, Aug. 4, 1869, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Sheriff. For more than 30 years she had lived in Knoxville, where she was a member of the Methodist church. A son, Gurney Davis, of Elmira, survives. The funeral was held at the Little Marsh Methodist church; burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.
SHORT CHARITY MAE
Wellsboro Agitator - October 23, 1888
Little Marsh, Oct. 19, 1888 - Death has again claimed a visited our little hamlet and claimed its victim. Mrs. James Rice, was taken sick one week ago today. She was not thought to be dangerously sick, but as the disease developed it proved to be a brain trouble and became very severe. She suffered a great deal until Tuesday at about 5 p.m., when death came to her relief. Mrs. Rice was a most estimable lady, a good neighbor, a kind, loving wife and mother, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was buried from the church yesterday, when Rev. A. G. Cole preached from the words - "Whatsoever the hands find to do, do it with thy might." Mrs. Rice was 37 years of age and leaves a husband and three daughters and a large circle of relations and friends who mourn her sudden death. The bereaved family tender their heartfelt thanks to the friends for their kind aid and sympathy in the hour of need.
Wellsboro Gazette - January 19, 1950
Mrs. Cora Short Davis, 80, widow of Borden Davis, who died in 1922, died at her home in Chatham township last Thursday following a long illness. She had been a life long resident of Chatham township. Funeral services were held at the Shortsville Church last Sunday with burial in Keeneyville Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ray Costley, of Little Marsh; and Mrs. George Kenyon, of Middlebury, R.D.; one niece and two nephews.
MRS. DENZEL R. DAVIS
Eleanor S. Davis, 84, of Little Marsh, Pa. died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1984. Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 16,1900 in Little Marsh; Pa., the daughter of Joe and Lillian King Short. She was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church and Elriora Rebekah Lodge #28, Keeneyville, Pa. Her husband, Denzel R. Davis died in 1975. Surviving are: her daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Lenna) Moore of Little Marsh; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Trowbridge of Sabinsville; Mrs. Ilene Mosher and Mrs. June Reynolds, both of Little Marsh; three brothers, Charles Short of Melbourne, Florida, Clifford Short and Dent Short, both of Little Marsh; four grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgranddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.with The Rev. Edmund W. Minnich, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - May 8, 1912
Little Marsh, May 6 - Mrs. Elizabeth Slocum, widow of the late Robert Slocum, died at her home Friday night, after a long illness, aged 70 years. She is survived by three sons - Francis, Lewis and Herman, all of this place; also two brothers, Mr. G. W. Short, of Chatham Valley; Mr. Jacob Short, of North East, and two sisters, Mrs. Huldah Conley, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. F. Chadderdon, of Wellsboro. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church at 1 o'clock today, Rev. J. M. Henderson officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.
SHORT ELIZABETH ELLEN
Wellsboro Agitator - September 13, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth Wass, widow of the late Delancy Wass, died Friday at the hospital at Knoxville. The remains were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Eva Sprague, where the funeral will be held Friday at 10 o'clock; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery beside her husband. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Mary Cosper, of Ormsby.
SHORT ELIZABETH ELLEN - Mrs. Elizabeth Wass
Mrs. Elizabeth Wass of Little Marsh died Friday night, September 8 at the Cottage Hospital in Knoxville where she had been nine weeks for care and treatment. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Merl Cosper of Ormsby, PA. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the church in Little Marsh. Mrs. Cosper arrived Monday for her mother's funeral.
SHORT ELLEN V
Wellsboro Gazette, Wednesday, April 2, 1925
Farmington, April 1--Mrs. Ellen Short West died at her home in Keeneyville last Friday morning, March 27 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Edward West; 2 daughters, Mrs Maude Badmone of Bath, NY; and Mrs Edna Colgrove of Farmington; also four grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday.
SHORT ELLEN V
Wellsboro Agitator – April 1, 1925
Mrs. Ellen West died Thursday, March 26, aged 72 years, burial Sunday, March 29.
SHORT ELLIS HENRY
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, October 8, 1942
Ellis Henry Short, 77, of Shortsville, died at his home, Sept. 20. He was born August 28, 1865 in Chatham Twp., and lived in that vicinity almost all his life. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Nettie Short; 2 sisters, Mrs Myrtle Neal of Williamsport; and Mrs Emma Niles of Osceola; a daughter, Mrs Will Ames of Keeneyville; a son, Lawrence Short of Shortsville and 6 grandchildren. Funeral was held on Sept. 23.
Evening Leader, Corning, NY - Thursday, May 15, 1952
Addison RD3 - Funeral services were held at Corning May 8 for Mrs. Emma Short Niles. She was 84 years old. The final rites were held at the Carpenter Funeral Home, with Paul Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville. Nephews acted as bearers. Besides her son, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Guy Neal of Williamsport, PA., several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Niles was born September 25, 1867 at Shortsville, PA., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Short. On September 4, 1887, she was married to Wallace Niles. They had resided at Wellsboro Junction, Farmington and Osceola, PA., and attended the Mission Church in Farmington for many years, later the Missionary Alliance Church at Osceola. Source: Old Fulton NY Post Cards Website
Mrs. Emma Niles, 84, died Monday evening at the home of her brother, Orie Niles, 1303 Pratt Street, Elmira, where she had been making her home. Mrs. Niles was born at Chatham, Pa. September 24, 1867, the daughter of George and Sylvinia Davis Short. She married the late Wallace Niles at Chatham, September 4, 1888. The ceremony was performed by Elder Smith. Mrs. Niles has made her home in Elmira since 1945. She is survived by her son; sister, Mrs. Myrtle Neal of Williamsport, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. Paul Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be made in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, Pa. Evening Leader, Corning, NY – Tuesday, May 6, 1952
SHORT Eva Sprague
Little Marsh, Sept. 1 – Mrs. Eva Short Sprague died at her home Aug. 28. She was the widow of the late Albert Sprague. She is survived by one son, Albert, with whom she resided, and two half-brothers. The funeral was held at the home Aug. 31, Rev. B. Croft, of Knoxville, officiating; burial in the Middlebury Union cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator 10 September 1919.
SHORT FRANCIS B
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, November 20, 1924
F. B. Short died at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 12 after a lingering illness. He was 65 years of age and had spent most of his life here. He is survived by his widow, one son, Walter, and one daughter, Mrs. Harold West; also 3 step-children, Emma, the youngest lived here. The funeral was held on Saturday at the late home and burial at Keeneyville.
SHORT, Francis L. Of Tioga, PA Age 57 of RR #1, Box #111, Tioga, PA died Friday, July 23, 2000 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born February 16, 1943 in Little Marsh, PA, the son of Walter and Irma Johnson Short. He was currently employed at Georgia Pacific as a hyster operator. He worked construction for many years and he also worked for Roe Logging. He worked for Dresser-Rand for over 22 years. He enjoyed people, liked horseback riding and camping. Survived by "His Partner in Life", Joan VanDusen; daughters, AnnShort, Odessa, NY and Tammy Darr, Howard, PA; sons, Daniel Short, Kalispel, MT, Timothy Short, Lawrenceville, PA, Terry Short, Howard, PA and Tony Short,Lawrenceville, PA; brother, Richard Short, Knoxville, PA; sister, Wilma Hess, Woodhull, NY; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins and all the "extended VanDusen family". He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Short, in 1990. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday from 1-2 PM where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM immediately following the visitation. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrenceville Volunteer Ambulance Association
SHORT GEORGE W
Wellsboro Agitator - May 8, 1929
Little Marsh - May 6, - George W. Short son of Lovel and Thankful Hackett Short, was born in Clymer Township Feb. 7, 1853 and died May 1, 1929. On Nov. 27, 1872 he married Alice Bancroft, and to them was born one son, Lovel A. Short, who with his mother survives. He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. L. C. Fuller. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Little Marsh M. E. church May 4, Rev. Klotzbach officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.
GERALD L. SHORT
Gerald L. Short, 60, of RD 2, Middlebury Center, died Monday, Sept. 21, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Butler Hill Baptist Church. Born in Corning, NY, November 23, 1926, he was the son of Lawrence W. and Mildred A. Cushing Short. Surviving are two sons, Curtis, of Westfield, and Randy of Fl; a daughter, Mrs. Alicia Baker of Ocala, Fl; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Price of RD 4, Wellsboro; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday, Sept. 23), at 2 pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. The Rev. William H. O'Neil officiated. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
SHORT ELLIS HENRY
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, October 8, 1942
Ellis Henry Short, 77, of Shortsville, died at his home, Sept. 20. He was born August 28, 1865 in Chatham Twp., and lived in that vicinity almost all his life. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Nettie Short; 2 sisters, Mrs Myrtle Neal of Williamsport; and Mrs Emma Niles of Osceola; a daughter, Mrs Will Ames of Keeneyville; a son, Lawrence Short of Shortsville and 6 grandchildren. Funeral was held on Sept. 23.
SHORT HELEN G. HOUGHTALING
Helen G. Houghtaling, age 89, of RD 1, Middlebury Center, died on Friday, November 24, 1972 at her home. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home on Monday at 1:30 pm, with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ross Cummings of Middlebury Center; sons, Clyde and Leon Costley, both of Wellsboro; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
SHORT – Lawrence W. Short, 76, of Middlebury Center RD 2, died Friday, March 16, 1979, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Born September 29, 1902, in Chatham Township, Tioga County, he was a son of Ellis and Nettie Spring Short. A retired farmer, Mr. Short also had been employed at Middlebury Milk Plant. He also had worked as a maintenance employee at Samson Air Force Base in New York State. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Cushing; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Price of Wellsboro RD 4; a son, Gerald of Middlebury Center RD 2; 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Center. The Rev. C. Richard Beach, pastor of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church officiated.
Wellsboro Gazette - August 18, 1949
Lovell Short, of Sabinsville, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, following a year's illness. He was the only son of George Short, Sr. and Alice Bancroft Short, and most of his life was spent near Little Marsh where he was engaged in farming. For many years he conducted a home for the aged at Sabinsville. He is survived by his widow and four sons, George, of Buffalo; Loren, of Wellsville; Alfred, of Elmira, and Dean, of Elkland; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Southworth, of Whitneyville; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Baptist Church at Sabinsville; burial in Keeneyville cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, May 24, 1950
Marshall Short, aged 84 years, of Farmington, died Friday at the Blossburg Hospital. the funeral was held Monday, burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, July 8, 1903
Mr. Morris Short, aged 45, of Farmington Twp., was killed Friday evening on the railroad track at Ansonia, not far below the crossing where Mr. Joseph Darling met his death. Mr. Short was employed by Mr. James Hamilton on his lumber job about 2 miles from Ansonia. When the accident occurred, he was walking on the railroad and had just stepped from one track to another. He thus avoided a southbound freight train, but unwittingly stepped right in front of the oncoming northbound passenger train due at Ansonia. His body was horribly mutilated. He leaves a small family. Funeral was held in Keeneyville on Sunday.
Wellsboro Agitator - September 25, 1901
Death of Mr. Newbury Short
Mr. Newbury Short, aged about 85 years, died at his home in Chatham Valley (Shortsville) Sunday evening. He was the last surviving child of the late John Short, one of Chatham townships pioneer settlers. The deceased is survived by seven children - three sons and four daughters. They are Messrs. Frank, Charles and Riley Short, and Mrs. Churchill, who lives in the West; Mrs. Appleby, of Middlebury; Mrs. West, whose home is in New York State, and Mrs. VanBuren Keeney, of Chatham Valley, who with her husband, lived with the deceased and cared for him in his declining years.
Wellsboro Gazette - July 5, 1928
Mrs. Polly Appleby died very suddenly, at her home, June 29.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, May 26, 1909
Little Marsh, May 24--Mrs. Sally Frank, aged 77, widow of the late C W Frank, died Friday night at the home of Mr. Frank Davis. Mrs. Frank was life-long resident of Tioga county, and was born in Chatham in November 1831. She is survived by 3 children—Mr. Jerome Frank, Mrs. Orville Peters and Mrs. Frank Davis at whose home she died, also by 2 brothers and 3 sisters—Mrs. Huldah Conley, of this place; Mr. G. W. Short of Chatham valley; Mr. J E. Short of North East, PA; Mrs. Robert Slocum of Little Marsh and Mrs. Franklin Chadderdon of Wellsboro. The funeral will be held today and interment in the Keeneyville Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, March 23, 1932, Pg 3
Mrs. Van Buren Keeney, aged 73 years of Shortsville, died March 15. She is survived by her husband, one son, Olin Keeney, at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Leo Edwards of Elmira; Mrs. Vernie Doane of Keeneyville, and Mrs. LaRue Stanford of Chatham Valley. The funeral was held Friday; burial at Keeneyville, Rev Mabel Johnson officiating.
SHORT Walter A.
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, April 5, 1951
Walter A. Short, 69, of Little Marsh died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre last Friday following a long illness. He was born March 3, 1882, the son of Francis B. and Harriet M. Hackett Short, and spent all his life in the vicinity of Little Marsh. Surviving are his wife and four small children and one sister, Mrs. Harold West of Little Marsh. Funeral services were held at the Little Marsh Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. B. Aunkst and Rev. Earl Parsons, officiating. Burial in Keeneyville Cemetery.
Mrs. Ellery Watkins - Westfield, PA
Mrs. Addie Skinner Watkins, 71, of Little Marsh died Monday at her home. Mrs. Watkins was a member of Little Marsh Methodist Church and Excelsior Church. Surviving are her husband, Ellery; three daughters, Mrs. Frederick Brugger of Westfield, Mrs. Leroy Houghtaling of Middlebury and Mrs. Robert J. Baker of Liberty; three sons, Forrest of Port Allegany, Vernard and Leslie of Little Marsh; one sister, Mrs. Steven Odle of Lawrenceville, a brother, Reese Skinner of Knoxville; and 10 grandchildren. Body is at the Watkins Funeral Home and will be taken to the family home Wednesday morning. Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.in Little Marsh Methodist Church, the Rev. Dorr Harrington officiating. Burial will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, April 18, 1945
Herman Slocum, aged 64 years, of Middlebury, died at 7:10 Monday evening at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, from the effect of injuries received at 11:15 Monday morning while he was at work at the Center Milk Products plant at Middlebury. A steel drum on which he was working exploded. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Jos. Marmor, of Westfield. The funeral will be held Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro, burial at Keeneyville.
SLOCUM Lena A. S
WELLSBORO, Pa. - Lena A. Slocum, 95, of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa. died Monday, July 31, 2000 at home. Survivors are her companion, June L. Clark; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:30 p.m., with Robert Wilcox, a nephew, officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township. (Born October 23, 1904 in Chatham; daughter of Charles and Nettie Slocum)
SLOCUM Nettie M - Mrs. Lloyd Ballard
Mrs. Nettie M. Ballard, 375 W. First St., Elmira, formerly of Corning, widow of Lloyd Ballard, died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, following a lengthy illness. She was 83. Mrs. Ballard was a native of Little Marsh, Pa., born August 1, 1878 to the late Clinton DeWitt and Matilda Jane Shephard Slocum. She was married to Harry Lee Sample in Troupsburg, Pa. in 1898. Mr. Sample died many years ago, and in 1922 Mrs. Sample became the wife of Lloyd Ballard, who at one time was operator of the Merchant Oil Co. at 118 E. Pulteney St. Mr. Ballard died in 1932. While in Corning, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard attended Grace Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Byron Sample, and a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Hanley, both of Elmira; one grandson; three step sons, Joe and Martin Ballard, both of Akron, Ohio and Ross Ballard of Butte, Mont.; several nieces and nephews; three step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today from 3 to 5 and 7 until 9. The funeral will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by burial in Keeneyville, Pa. Cemetery.
SLOCUM Rebecca Jane
Wellsboro Agitator – April 11, 1945
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Button, aged 78 years, widow of Ellis Button, died at 8:30 oclock, Thursday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bert Adamy, Wellsboro, R. D. She is survived by three sons, Marshall Button, of Little Marsh; Forrest, of Tioga, and Howard, of Mansfield; four brothers: Charles, Fred and Benjamin Slocum, of Wellsboro, and Amos, of Middlebury; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Ballard, of Elmira, and Mrs. Stella Adamy, of Welbboro, R. D. 4; also by 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.
SLOCUM ROBERT H
Wellsboro Agitator - November 23, 1910
Little Marsh, Nov. 21 - Mr. Robert H. Slocum died at his home this morning. He returned Sunday from the Sanitarium in Wellsboro, where he had been for some time for treatment. Arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral.
SLOCUM Stella Adamy
Mrs. Stella Slocum Adamy, 73 died at her home on Queen Street last Thursday following a three weeks illness. She had returned home from the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital the day previous to her death. Born at Little Marsh on January 14, 1883, she was the daughter of Clinton and Matilda Shephard Slocum. She was the member of the Philathea Class of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nettie Ballard of Elmira; one grandson, Kenneth Carl of Jasper, NY and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Read, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.
SLOCUM, Thomas B. Retiree Corning Inc. Age 84 of 232 E. River St. Elkland, PA diedSunday, June 4, 2000 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born Sept. 14, 1915 in Canton, PA the son of Benjamin and Ella Odle Slocum. He retired from Corning Inc., was a former employee of Ingersoll-Rand and was a farmer for many years. He was former tax assessor for Elkland Twp., an avid hunter, enjoyed classic cars, played lead guitar and played in a band for many years, loved sports and was a league bowler. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and was a member of The Elkland United Methodist church since 1946. Survived by wife, Barbara; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Oddie Slocum, Elkland, PA; grandchildren David and Janet Slocum, Kim and Ed Hetzel, Karen and Tom Fisher, Kay and Phil Collum, Ward and Lori Slocum; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Richard Slocum, Big Flats, NY, Stillman DeFrance Slocum, Ben Salem, PA. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Elkland, PA. Wednesday 7-9 PM. where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM. Rev. J. Phillip Morgan and Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA. Arrangements are in the care of.
Wellsboro Agitator - September 13, 1905
Little Marsh, Sept. 11 - Wallace Slocum, a former Chatham boy, will be buried today. The funeral will be held at Keeneyville.
Wellsboro Gazette - September 14, 1905
French Hill, Sept. 13 - The remains of Wallace Slocum, a young man living with his mother, Mrs. Maria Slocum, near Hornellsville, N.Y., were brought here on Monday for burial. The funeral was held at the Keeneyville M. E. Church. Interment in the Keeneyville cemetery by the side of the father of the deceased.
SLUTER - MRS. FRED SLOCUM
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Slocum, 86, died Friday, January 7, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro following an extended illness. She lived at 86 Pearl Street. Mrs. Slocum was born July 30, 1885 in Steuben County, NY to Alonzo and Martha Carr Sluter. She was the widow of Fred Slocum who died several years ago. She was active in the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and the Philathea Class of that church. She is survived by three daughters, Miss Evelyn Slocum of Wellsboro; Mrs. Richard (Rena) Webb of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Clyde (Edna) Howe of Hammondsport, NY; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were held on Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home at 1:30 pm, with the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
SMITH Lewis Charles
Wellsboro Gazette - April 7, 1927
Walter Smith received word on Monday of the death of his brother, Lewis Smith, of Larrysville. The remains will be brought to Keeneyville for burial.
Wellsboro Agitator - April 20, 1927
The funeral of Lou Smith, of Larryville was held at the Methodist church at Keeneyville; burial in Middlebury cemetery. After the funeral dinner was served at the home of Mrs. Jane Cady. Those present were: F. H. Byron, Mr. and n. H. M. Rogers, Mrs. C. E, Mnnro, Mrs. F. H. Byron, of Lock Haven, Mrs. Mahala Smith, James Smith, Miss Dora Smith, Miss Catherine and Agnes Dodd, of Jersey Shore, C. A. Lyon of Woolrick, Pa., Mrs. Ida Smith, Leon Smith and wife, Mr. T. C. Young, I. L. Nafal, (Nabal) of Larryville, Mrs. C. Zipp, of Lewictown, Pa., Mr. Harry Rogers of Lock Haven, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Churchill and son, Mr.Wilmont Churchill, Mrs. Anna Wilson, Mrs. Stafford, Miss Ruth Stafford of Ithaca, N. Y., Mrs. Clyde Vanderhoof and Mrs. C. C. Clark, of Wellsboro.
Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, October 31, 1962
Mrs. Louise Houghtaling, 74, of Middlebury Center, RD 1, died Monday morning in Wellsboro Hospital. She was the widow of Newell Houghtaling. Born Oct. 19, 1889 in Stony Fork, the daughter of Jacob and Harriet Saunders Smith. Mrs. Houghtaling was a member of Middle Ridge Grange and Elnora Rebekah Lodge at Keeneyville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Slocum, and two sons, William and Leroy, all of Middlebury Center RD; three brothers, Elmer Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; Harold of Elkland and Elwin of Painted Post, N. Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Byam, of Union Center. N. Y., Mrs. Ethel Meeks of Turin, N. Y., Mrs. Julia Colegrove of Tioga, and Mrs. Genevieve Rice of Middlebury Center RD 1; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Johnson and Tussev .Funeral Home to the family residence Tuesday morning. Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Keeneyville Methodist Church, the Rev. Kermit Schrawder officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
SMITH Lydia Louise
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thur., Jan. 14, 1954, Pg 7
Mrs. Lydia Louise Short, 88, died early Thursday morning, January 7, 1954, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Unangst, Pearl Street, Wellsboro. Born April 9, 1865 in Loyalsock, she was the daughter of Perry and Louise Elsie Smith. She was a member of the Wellsboro Methodist Church and a former member of Mary Packer Rebeccah Lodge. She was the widow of Morris Short. Surviving in addition to her daughter are three grandchildren, James Unangst, with the US Air Force in the Pacific; Susan and William, at home. Services were Saturday at 3pm at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, with the Rev. Dr. Alfred Gross officiating. Burial was in Keeneyville Cemetery.
Mrs. Lydia Louise Short, 88, of Wellsboro, PA, widow of Morris Short. This morning, Jan. 7, 1954. Mrs. Short was a member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge of Wellsboro. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Unangst of Wellsboro, with whom she made her home; grandchildren, James Unangst with the U. S. Air Force in the Pacific; Suzanne and William Unangst at home. The body is at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, where friends may call this evening and Friday afternoon and evening, and where the funeral will be held Saturday at 3 pm. The Rev. Alfred J. Gross D. D.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA- Wednesday, March 7, 1928
Mrs. Maude Davis, of Little Marsh died Saturday morning, March 3, at the Blossburg hospital following an operation performed Feb. 25. Mrs Davis was 44 year and 6 months old. She had spent most of her life in Little Marsh. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Smith of Mainesburg. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Davis; one son, Denzel and 4 daughters: Reva Ferris, Velma and Andrew of Little Marsh and Wanda Kendrick of Covington, her parents Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Smith of Mainesburg, one brother, Ralph, and 2 grandchildren: Lena Davis and Gerald Ferris.
Wellsboro Agitator - June 27, 1951
Mrs. Nellie Smith Close, aged 78 years, a native of Tioga County, died Wednesday, June 20, 1951 at Troy. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lena Kingsley, Gillett; two sons, John, Wellsboro and Ross, Fairfax, Va; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Monks, Keeneyville, and Mrs. Mae Briggs, Keeneyville; a brother, Hugh Smith, Gloversville, N.Y.; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday. Burial in Keeneyville Cemetery.
SMITH - MRS. VERA MAE REESE
Mrs. Vera Mae Reese, 82, of Corning RD 2, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born in Keeneyville on July 15, 1891, a daughter of George and Angie Schofield Smith. Mrs. Reese was a member of the Tioga Baptist Church. She was a retired employe of the Eclipse Machine Shop, Elmira, NY. Surviving are two sons, Elwin, at home, and Lyman, of Panama Park, Fla. The funeral was at 2 pm Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, officiated. Wellsboro Gazette – December 27, 1973
SNYDER Barbara E. Slocum
93, of Elkland, PA died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Cindy’s Personal Care Home in Westfield. Born May 1, 1919 in Painted Post, NY, she is the daughter of the late Fayette and Alta (Spencer) Snyder. Barbara was a clerk for Sheen’s Department Store for over 40 years. She was married to Thomas B. Slocum for 74 years, he passed on June 4, 2000. She was a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Gary and Oddie Slocum of Elkland, PA; her grandchildren, David and Janet Slocum of Wellsville, NY, John and Kim Rimmer of Canton, PA, Tom and Karen Ficher of Williamsport, PA, Kevin and Kay Burris of Painted Post, NY and Ward and Abby Slocum of New London, NC; eight great grandchildren; a sister, June and Rev. J. Phillip Morgan of Daytona Beach, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to the Elkland Library, 110 East Parkway Ave., Elkland, PA 16920. Funeral home obituary – October 19, 2012
SOUTHARD Howard W.
Howard W. Southard, 64, of Westfield, died Monday, July 27, 2009. He was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Wellsboro, a son of the late William W. Southard and Grace V. Gleason Driebelbies. Howard was a self-employed truck driver and a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the United States Army. Mr. Southard is survived by his mother, Grace Driebelbies of Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Heidi Southard, Jr. of Germany, Roy and Claudia Southard of Germany, Howard W. Southard of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Tona and Vern Williams of Wellsboro; brother, William Southard of Georgia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ella and Howard Clark of Wellsboro, Linda and Bennie Rosenbrant of Middlebury Center, Virginia and William Gastrock of Wellsboro, Joyce Southard of Troy, Wilma and Scott Coolidge of Wellsboro, Marcella and David Foster of Florida, Grace and Jerry Witherow of Georgia, Rebecca and Fred Douglas of Middlebury Center; and six grandchildren. Howard was predeceased by two sisters, Loretta Martino and Wanda Southard. Friends may call on Friday, July 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
SOUTHARD - Mrs. Lilah F. Gleason, 46, of Mansfield RD1, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1958. Survived by husband, Raymond; sons, Raymond Jr of Columbia Cross Roads and Desmond G. and Maynard, both of Mansfield RD; daughters, Mrs. Ernest King of Knoxville RD, Mrs. Floyd Young of Tioga RD and Constance, Patricia and Helen June, at home; brothers, Arleigh, Warren and Robert Southard, all of Middlebury, Olaf and Eugene, both of Westfield, Olan of Nelson and John of North Towanda; sister, Mrs. Clarence Day of Middlebury RD. Funeral at Kenyon Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ralph Whetstone officiating. Burial in the Middlebury [Union] Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Sept. 1958
Wellsboro Agitator Feb 12, 1896 Page 3
Affairs at Chatham
Mrs. George Love, who has been sick the past eleven months died about 2 o'clock Thursday morning. The funeral was held to-day in the church. Rev. J C Warren of Keeneyville conducted the services. Mrs. Love had been a great sufferer. About ten years ago she was taken sick and was confined to her bed for about five years, when she recovered and was able to do her work until last March, when her trouble came upon her again which terminated in her death as above stated. She was only 44 years of age. She leaves a husband, father and mother, one brother and one sister and a very large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her early death. She was a Christian woman, and the Methodist Church has lost a shining light. Her place can never be fully filled. A day or two before she died she made full arrangements for her funeral. Although a fierce snow-storm was raging all day the church was filled.
Wellsboro Gazette - February 13, 1947
Mrs. Cora Spaulding Davis, 79, died Feb. 3 at her home In Middlebury, R, D, 3, following a long illness. She was born in Middlebury on July 30, 1867, the daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth Clark Spaulding. In 1866 she married Albert E. Davis, who died in 1931. Mrs. Davis lived her whole life on the farm where she was born. After the death of her husband, she and her son, Hugh operated the farm. She was a member of the Chatham Valley Baptist Church and was very active in its activities, serving as clerk for a number of years. She was a member of the Middlebury Grange. Surviving are three sons: Merton Davis, of.Corning; Ray E. Davis, of Middlebury,, and Hugh Davis at home; two .daughters, Mrs.Fred Starkey, of. Middlebury; Mrs. Harry Sherer of Knoxville; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Heyler, of Blossburg; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Davis home last Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Mrs. James Tucker officiating. Burial was made in the Middlebury Union cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 29, 1950
Mrs. Effie Bennett, aged 84 years, of Hammond, was born Dec. 13, 1865, on the farm at Hammond where she resided all her life. She died Nov. 13, 1950, at Wellsboro Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. The funeral was held at the family home at Hammond, Friday, Nov. 17, at 2:30; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery. She was next to the oldest resident of Hammond and had always lived on the farm and in the house where she was born. She was the daughter of Sem and Susan Elizabeth Hugg Spaulding and widow of the late William Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Hammond Baptist church and Ladies’ Aid Society and Tioga Community Club and a member of Tioga Grange for 25 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eunice Robinson, who lived with her mother at Hammond, and several nieces and nephews.
Wellsboro Gazette – January 1, 1914
Mrs. Fannie Goodwin, an old and respected resident of Roe Town, diedon Sunday morning. She had been ailing for some time and on Monday sustained a shock from which she died. The funeral was held at her late home on Tuesday. The deceased was nearly 83 years of age.
SPAULDING Mary Delphine
Mrs. George Vanderhoof, aged 66 years, died Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, at her home in Middlebury, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband and the following children - Monroe, John and Sam Vanderhoof, of Hamburg, N.J., Mrs. Bert Close of Rushville, N.Y.; Mrs. Bert Cole, of Hector, Pa.; Clyde Vanderhoof, ot Tioga and Misses Dorothy and Martha at home. One brother, Wm. Spaulding, of Corning and one sister, Mrs. Wm. Bennett, of Hammond, also survive her. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, interment at Keeneyville.
SPAULDING Sem P
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, June 26, 1901
Mr. Seth P. Spaulding, Sr., aged 76, the father of Mr. William H. Spaulding, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday forenoon at his home in Middlebury township after a long illness, and the community in which he lived loses a good, honest, industrious and substantial citizen. Mr. Spaulding was the eighth child of William and Mary Spaulding and was born in Windham County, Vermont; but 11 years after his birth his parents came with their children to this county and located in Chatham. While still a young man he bought part of the large farm on which he spent the rest of his life, devoting himself to lumbering as well as farming. As for recreation, he was an expert sportsman and took great pleasure in hunting. He married Susan E. Beckwith and is survived by four children in addition to Mr. William Spaulding. They are Mr. Seth P. Spaulding, Mr. George B. Spaulding, Effie M. Spaulding and Mrs. George Vanderhoof, all of Middlebury township. Funeral services conducted by Rev N L Reynolds, were held yesterday afternoon.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, November 22, 1899
Little Marsh, Nov. 21,--Mrs. Alexander Wass died at her home here on Saturday of cancer. She had for several weeks undergone treatment at the Addison sanitarium, where she had 3 facial cancers removed, but after her return here others developed which resulted fatally. Mrs. Wass was an exemplary Christian, one for whom death had no terrors. Her maiden name was Fidelia Spencer, Mrs. Betsy Tubbs, of Elkland, being now the only surviving member of the family. She was a member of the Free Baptist Church at Shortsville, but attended regularly the Methodist Church here, from whose congregation she will be missed keenly, for she was particularly active in the Aid Society and in every deserving cause. In her family circle she was revered as well as loved. Besides her husband she is survived by 3 children--P. T. Wass and Mrs. Fred Beach of Chatham and Mrs. J. W. Roe of Keeneyville. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, October 21, 1943
Mrs Nettie Springer Short, 74, widow of Ellis Short, died last Wednesday at the home of her son, Lawrence Short, of Shortsville. The daughter of Nelson & Mina Springer, she was born June 13, 1869 at Farmington. She was married to Ellis Short, Nov. 13, 1893. Mrs Short is survived by one daughter, Mrs Mabel Ames of Keeneyville; one son, Lawrence Short of Shortsville; 6 grandchildren: Mrs Louise Bell of NY City; Miss Elaine Ames, Foster and Russell Ames of Keeneyville; Miss Geraldine Short and Gerald Short of Shortsville. Funeral services on Saturday and burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Maytha S. Broad Acres Health Center retiree Age 72, of RR 7, Wellsboro, PA; died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Purley A. Housel, Sr., who died April 8, 1998. She was born July 2, 1927 in Farmington Township, PA, the daughter of the late Ivan and Alice Bartholomew Stanford. She was a graduate of Little Marsh High School, Class of "1945", and was a retired Certified Food Service Supervisor for Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, PA, and she enjoyed gardening, her children and grandchildren. Surviving are son and friend, Purley A. Housel, Jr. and Beth Decker of RR 7, Wellsboro, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin L. and Edie Housel of Orlando, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Karol L. and Joseph Hinchey of Smethport, PA; brothers: Ronald Stanford of Middlebury Center, PA, and Donald Stanford of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arthur F. and Eloise Housel of Polk City, FL; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy and William Haverly of Mansfield, PA; 3 grandchildren; Caitlin and Kellie Hinchey and Joshua Housel; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, on Sunday, June 25, 2000 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral will be held Monday, June 26, 2000 at 10:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be sent to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Ivan Stanford, 61, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Sunday, December 13, 1959. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Stanford; sons, Donald and Ronald, of Middlebury Center; daughter, Mrs. Maypha Housel of Wellsboro R D 4. Funeral services were held Wednesday, the Rev. Charlotte Tucker officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.
STANFORD La Rue
Wellsboro Agitator - May 18, 1949
LaRue Stanford, aged 73 years, of Shortsville, died at the Blossburg Hospital Saturday. The funeral was held yesterday; burial in the Middlebury Union cemetery at Keeneyville. He is survived by a son, Ivan, of Wellsboro, R. D. 4; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Smith and three grandchildren.
STANFORD Ronald I. Stanford
Ronald I. Stanford, 86 of Middlebury Center, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at The Green Home. He was the husband of the late Mary Lou Stanford who passed away May 11, 1995. Ronald was born May 15, 1924, in Shortsville, the son of the late Ivan and Alice Bartholomew Stanford. He was a graduate of Little Marsh High School and retired employee for the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. Ronald was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church, an avid hunter, fisherman and shepherd to his flock of sheep. He also enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carole Stanford of Middlebury Center, William Stanford of Montoursville; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Richard Christie of Wellsboro; brother, Donald Stanford of Elmira, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Mary McConnell of Wellsboro; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Ronald's Life Celebration on Monday, Dec. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Shortsville Baptist Church, 6 Hughes Road Rt. 249, Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935. Wellsboro Gazette - December 23, 2010
STARKEY Nellie Elizabeth
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, December 5, 1968
Mrs. Nellie Elizabeth Churchill, 93, widow of Byron E. Churchill, died November 25, 1968 at 10:15 pm in the Jersey Shore Hospital. Mrs Churchill lived in Middlebury Center, PA until 1953 when she went fo make her home with a niece, Mrs. Geneva Rich Bickel in Woolrich, PA. She had been in good health until about one year ago. Mrs Churchill was born May 5, 1875 at Middlebury Center, a daughter of the late John and Caroline Palmer Starkey. She was a member of Woolrich Community Church and a 60 year member of Middlebury Grange No. 705. Surviving are a son, Raymond Churchill of Middlebury Center; 3 grandchildren: Mrs. Lyle V.Wagner, Mrs. Kenneth Ferris, Ashtabula, Ohio and Mr. Thomas Churchill of Middlebury Center. as well as 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on November 27, 1968 at the Woolrich Community Church with the Rev. Robert H. Karalfa officiating. Interment was in Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville with Rev. William A. Snvder, Wellsboro, and Rev. Kermit Shrawder, Middlebury Center, assisting. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts by local friends may be made to Keeneyville Methodist Church.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, November 8, 1923
Keeneyville, Nov. 7,--Mrs Minerva Short died Tuesday evening, Oct. 30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen West, in Keeneyville, aged 88 years. She was born in Buffalo, Sept. 4, 1836, the daughter of Rochester and Marrilla Green Starks. When she was 6 years of age her parents moved to Chatham, settling at Little Marsh which for many years was known as "Stark's Corners." She was united in marriage to Perry Short, who died Sept. 30, 1896, and to them 4 children were born--Asa who died in infancy, Perry, Jr., died Oct 13, 1893; Morris died July 3, 1903 and Mrs E. W. West of Keeneyville. Besides Mrs. West she leaves as grandchildren, Mrs Maude Badmore, of Bath; Mrs Edna Colegrove of East Farmington; Miss Ellen Stark of Sayre, and 4 gr-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 4, and interment in the Keeneyville cemetery
STATHAM – Iris M. Gleason, 68, of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 27, 1995, at home. Born March 25, 1927, in Lewisville, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Lewis Shawman Statham. She was a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her husband, Raymond Gleason, Sr. in 1992; one sister, Winaford May Daniel; and one daughter, Audrey Fern Plumley. Surviving are one brother, Kenneth Statham Jr.; three stepsons, Raymond Gleason Jr. of Troy, Desmond Gleason of Middlebury Center and Maynard Gleason of Wellsboro; five stepdaughters, Claudia Marble of Wellsboro, Connie Marble of Wellsboro, Virginia Young of Tioga, Pat Webster of Keeneyville and Helen Stout of Millerton; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main St., Elkland, on Thursday, June 29, from 7-9 PM. Services will be held there Friday, June 20, at 1 PM with the Rev. Alfred Carl officiating. Burial will be made at Middlebury Union Cemetery.
STEVENS ABRAHAM C.
Abraham C. Stevens, 90, a lifelong resident of Middlebury township, died late Sunday, May 20, 1951, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claire J. Brown, of Crooked Creek. Mr. Stevens was the oldest member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Keeneyville and the Middlebury Grange. He recently 50 year membership certificates from both. Surviving besides his daughter, are a son, George A., Corning; a brother Joe, Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cloos, Middlebury Township; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bastian and Kuhl Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro. The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
STEVENS Alora Ora
Wellsboro Gazette, Wed., Apr. 25, 1984
Alora Ora S. Neal, 94, of RD2 Middlebury Center, PA., died Thursday, April 19, 1984 at the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 27, 1889 in Middlebury Township, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Charles and Jenny Hotchkiss Stevens. Mrs. Neal was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church and of the Middlebury Grange. Her husband Clyde Neal died in 1958. Surviving are 5 sons: Carroll and Howard both of Rd2 Middlebury Center; Arthur of Birmingham, AL; Rodney of RD3 Wellsboro; and Doyle of Little Marsh, PA; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Niles, a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Charleston Twp.... The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 1984 at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery....
Wellsboro Gazette - August 9, 1989
Bertha Niles, 96, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home diedTuesday, Augusts, 1989, at the nursing home. Born September 15, 1892, in Holliday, she was the daughter of Charles and Jennie Hotchkiss Stevens. She was a member of Tuscarora Baptist Church, Nelson. Preceding her in death was her husband Archie Niles who died June 8,1946. Surviving are a foster daughter, Grace Newman of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mildred NilesTinkham of Elmira; N.Y.; and six nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Thursday, August 10, from10 to 11 a.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, August 10, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gerald G. Wagner will officiate. Burial will be made in Middlebury Union Cemetery.
STEVENS Charles C
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, February 6, 1913
Death of Charles Stevens of Middlebury as Result of an Accident.
French Hill, Feb. 5 --Charles Stevens died at his home in this township Sunday morning at 7:15 o'clock, as a result of the injuries he sustained at Middlebury Center on election day, Nov. 5th. It will be remembered that on that date while delivering a load of potatoes at Middlebury station his team became unmanageable and starting up suddenly pitched Mr. Stevens from the wagon. He fell under the wagon and both wheels passed over his hips and chest injuring him internally. Mr. Stevens never regained the use of his lower limbs and had been a great sufferer up to the time death came to his relief. He was a good citizen, respected by all and will be greatly missed in this community where he had spent nearly all his life. The deceased was about (53) years of age and is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Neal of Rochester, NY and Mrs. Archie Niles of Middlebury. He is also survived by his aged mother, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home, Rev Bass of the Keeneyville M. E. Church officiating.
STEVENS Dollie Churchill
Mrs. Dollie Churchill died at her home in East Chatham Friday night. She was born at Keeneyville on April 16, 1867, the daughter of Elizabeth Button Stevens and William Stevens. She spent her girlhood in Keeneyville and joined the Keeneyville Methodist church when a young girl. She was married to William Churchill on May 21, 1891, who preceded her in death on March 26. 1936. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Ina Seamans, of Butler Hill and Mrs. Vera Wilcox of Keeneyville. three grandchildren, Clair Seamans, of Sabinsville; Bernard Seamans. of Butler Hill and Frances Wilcox of Keeneyville, and by one great-grandchild, Shirley Seamans, of Sabinsville; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cloos, of Keeneyville; three brothers, Abe and Williams Stevens of Keeneyville and Joseph Stevens, of Wellsboro; an aunt, Mrs. Addie Webster of Corning, five nephews, five nieces and a number of cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Shortsviile Baptist church on Monday at 2:30 p. m.. Rev. O. A. Crippen of Roseville and Calvin DeGraw, of Keeneyville officiating; burial at Keeneyville.
STEVENS – Mrs. Edna Mary Stevens, 69, of Middlebury Center RD1, died Wednesday morning, June 30, 1954, in a convalescent home, Wellsboro, RD. Born in Farmington Township, July 29, 1884, she was the daughter of Edgar M. & Arvilla Cass Stevens. Surviving are one son, Guy E., of Middlebury Center RD1; two granddaughters and three grandsons. Services were Friday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Richard Plants officiating. Burial was in Keeneyville Union Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954
STEVENS – George Henry Stevens, aged 72 years, died at his home in Farmington Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1945. He was born Aug. 29, 1872, son of James and Catherine Long Stevens, and spent his life in Farmington. He is survived by his widow, Edna M. Stevens, of Farmington; one son, Guy E. Stevens, of Middlebury; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday at the Keeneyville church; burial in the Middlebury Union cemetery at Keeneyville. – Wellsboro Agitator, 7 March 1945, p8
CLARK, MRS. IDA STEVENS (SRGP 18513)
The funeral of Mrs. Ida Clark, aged 62 years, who died of heart disease in Delmar last Wednesday morning was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Keeneyville cemetery. She was a daughter of James and Catherine Long Stevens and was born in Middlebury July 25, 1861. She was twice married, her first husband being Ernest Allen, who died in 1907. Four of their children survive: Mrs. Nelson Stickler, of Mansfield; Mrs. Claude Day, of Lock Haven; Joseph and Emery Allen, of Wellsboro. She is also survived by two brothers, William W. Stevens, of Nelson and George Stevens, of Farmington. Her second husband, Charles Clark died about two years ago.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, September 27, 1899
Farmington Center, Sept. 26 --- Mr. James Stevens, a respected resident of this place, died at his home here on Sunday, the 17th instant, aged 77. He had long been a great sufferer. The funeral was held from Mr. Steven's home on the 19th instant, Rev J. C. Hill officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife and 4 adult children: Washington Stevens of Painter Run; Zimri Allen and wife of Mansfield; Albert Love and wife of Little Marsh; Mrs. Flora Burdick of Elmira; and Philo Stevens, Miss Lena Ayres, Arthur Stevens and Wife and Miss Lina Stevens of Nelson were among those who attended the funeral.
STEVENS JOSEPH “JOE” GEORGE
Joe George Stevens, 75 died February 2, 1956 at his home, at Wellsboro RD 1. Born November 10, 1880, at Keeneyville, he was the son of William and Ruth Churchill Stevens. Mr. Stevens was a retired farm machinery salesman and a member of the Wellsboro Baptist Church and the Wellsboro Grange. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Dunham Stevens; one son, William A. of Wellsboro RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Horton of New York City, and Mrs. Basil Reese of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cloos of Keeneyville; and five grandchildren.
William Stevens, aged 68 years, of Keeneyville, died April 22, after an illness of several months. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Owlett, and three grandchildren, Stuart, Lynn and Judy Ann Owlett; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cloos; two brothers, A. C. Stevens, of Keeneyville, and Joseph Stevens, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.
STICKLIN EVELYN J
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1990
Evelyn J. Manning, 81, of RD1, Box 123, Tioga, died Monday, Jan. 8 1990, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 14, 1908, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of George and Mary Fish Sticklin. She was a member of the Nelson Community Church and a 50 year member of the ALERT Grange, both of Nelson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Manning. Surviving are a son, Ray Manning, Roulette; 3 daughters, Mrs Juddie (Phyllis) Hurlburt, Tioga. Mrs Richard (Mary Lou) Hatfield, Laurel, Mont., and Mrs Bradley (Betty) Kinsman, Painted Post, NY; sister, Mrs. Charles Dibble, Wellsboro; brother, William Sticklin, Stony Fork; 10 grandchildren; five gr-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Jan 11, at 1:30pm. The Rev. Paul Wilcox, her pastor, will officiate. burial will be made at the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
STROBRIDGE Rita J. Gleason
age 78, of Troy, PA, died on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Troy Hospital, Troy, PA. Born on October 22, 1934 in Big Pond, PA, she was the daughter of Orlando and Hilda Emily (Spencer) Strobridge. Rita and her husband, Raymond W. Gleason, Jr., celebrated 61 years of marriage on October 27, 2012. Prior to her retirement, Rita was employed with Paper Magic as a machine operator. She was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church where she taught the adult Sunday school class. Rita enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Raymond, Rita is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Linda Gleason of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jean Strobridge of Big Pond, PA; two sisters, Florence Hoose of Milan, PA, Flora Wheeler of Big Pond, PA; one sister-in-law, Ava Strobridge of FL; three grandchildren, Matthew Gleason, Michael (Liz) Gleason, Heather Gleason, and three great grandchildren, Zhawn, Angelina and Daniel. Rita was predeceased by two brothers, Bill and Harold Strobridge, and a sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Willard Harkness. A private viewing and service will be held on Sunday at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA with Rev. Chris Nauta officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Ritas name to the East Troy United Methodist Church, 54 School House Drive, Troy, PA 16947. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – January 13, 2013
THORNTON - CRAVEN, Virginia G.
Age 95, of Villia Serene Apts., in Elmira Heights, NY died
Saturday May 29, 2010. Virginia was born on March 6, 1915 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late George and Bessie Mae (Furman) Thornton. Virginia worked for the Remington Rand for 22 years and was also the manager for the Kings Dairy Bar on Southside for many years. She was a longtime resident of South Avenue on Southside and was a member of the Southport Senior Citizens Chapel Park. Virginia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Merritt in 2005 after 64 years of marriage and son-in-law, William Proper. Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Proper of Elmira; son, Philip (Charlene) Craven of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Susan Brown of SC, Debbie (Tom) Clinton of SC, William (Carrie) Proper of AZ, Donna (Adam) Taylor of SC, Brian (Kelly) Craven of MD and Rebecca (Michael) Morris of GA; great grandchildren, Alexis and Erica Clinton, Tiffany (Kevin) Sennett, Rachael Brown, London Cooper and James Philip Morris; great-great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Jocelyn Sennett. It was Virginia's request that her services be held private to the family. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to one's choice in memory of Virginia. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 31, 2010
SWAYNE - BRYANT, Beverly S.
Age 74, of 238 Elm Street, Westfield, PA, died
Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born May 23, 1936 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Harold and Agnes Nelson Swayne. She owned and operated a grocery store in Westfield, PA with her husband, Charles, for many years. Beverly was a member of the Eastern Star, the Westfield United Methodist Church and Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles; daughters, Debra (Louis) Pascale of Middlebury Center, PA, Lisa (Martin) Wood of Little Marsh, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Pascale of Winter Spring, FL, Angelina Pascale of Denver, CO, Martina Wood of Little Marsh, PA; sister, Dorothy (Drexel) Earl of Westfield, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Certified Lay Minister Ellen Bartholomew will officiate. Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Twp., PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Westfield Public Library, the Westfield United Methodist Church Youth Center and the Keeneyville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall fund. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 4, 2010
Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, February 19, 1920, Pg 1
Niles Valley, Feb 18 - The funeral of the late Abner Sweet was held Sunday, Rev. MacGeorge, of Wellsboro, officiating; interment at Keeneyville. Mr. Sweet died last Friday afternoon [2/13/1920] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. J. West in Wellsboro. He was 72 years of age and had spent nearly his entire life in this place. He had been in poor health for some time. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. L. J. West, of Wellsboro, and three brothers: Henry of Wellsville, NY; Vern of Olean, NY and Jude Sweet of this place. Mrs. Sarah West, of Little Marsh was called here Sunday to care for her sister, Mrs. Jane Niles and daughter, who are quite sick. W. A. Manning, of Potter Brook, and Claude Marvin of Corning, were called here Sunday to attend the funeral of Abner Sweet.
Wellsboro Gazette - May 24, 1945
Mrs. Cathryrn Whltney, 84, widow of the late John Whitney, died last Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Forrest Button, at Tioga. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Corwln and Mrs. Forrest Button, of Tioga; three sons, Walter Baker and Henry Whitney of Crooked Creek and Gus Baker, of Corlland. N. Y.; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Button last Sunday the Rev. John Jones of Crooked Creek Christian and Missionary Alliance Church officiated; burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.
SWEEZY - SCOUTEN, FRANCES J., Frances J.
Scouten, 77, a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA died
May 25, 1987 at the nursing home. Mrs. Scouten was born November 2, 1909
in Overton, PA, the daughter of Harry G. and Alice Sweezy. She is
survived by daughters, Sally Martindale of Wellsboro and Mrs. Alberta Avery,
RD1, Mansfield; sons, Charles B.of Gallipolis, OH, Emerson D., a resident of
Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro and Harry G. of Troy; nine
grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral
Home in Wellsboro on May 27 with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to
be in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a
charity of one’s choice. (TGR May 28, 1987)