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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury  Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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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.


 

MacDONALD Elizabeth

Wellsboro Agitator - August 9, 1945

Tioga. — Mrs. Elizabeth Niles Spaulding, aged 82 years, died Saturday evening at her home at Hammond, R. D. 1.  She Is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Birdie Nichols, of Avis; two step-daughters. Mrs. Jay Ramsdell of Eimira, and Mrs. Molly Johnson of Dundee; one sister, Mrs. Grace McMeekin of DuBois; one brother, Thomas Sinclair, of Spangler; and eight grandchildren. She was a member of Tioga Grange.  The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday, Rev. Orey E. Crippen of East Smithfleld officiating; burial in Niles Valley cemetery.  

 

CLAIR W. MANNING
Clair W. Manning, 76, of Wellsboro died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the  home of his daughter, Connie Morral of Wellsboro.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Robert Morral of Wellsboro and Fran and Jim Rice of Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Linda Manning of Nevada and Dave and Barri Jo Manning of Colorado;    nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Private family services will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home,  Wellsboro, with the Rev. Timothy Morral, his grandson, officiating.    Burial will be made at Niles Valley Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laurel Home Health and Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901; or the Keeneyville United   Methodist Church, RR 2 Box 29, Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935.

MANNING CURTIS WALTER
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, Pa--Thursday, February 7, 1957
Curtis Walter Manning, 69, of Westfield, died January 26, 1957 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in Wellsboro, May 6, 1887, he was the son of Squire and Mattie Culver Manning. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; one son, Richard L. of Little Marsh; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Fuller of Knoxville and Mrs. Betty Jane Meise of Lackawanna, NY; one brother, Jim of Wellsboro, one sister, Mrs. Elsie Miller of Wellsboro;...Rev Dorr G. Harrington, pastor of Niles Valley Methodist Church conducted services Tuesday; burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.

MANNING JESSE ASHER
Wellsboro Gazette - June 17, 1954
Jesse Asher Manning, 68, died Saturday morning, June 12 at his home in Chatham township.  He was born June 29, 1885, the son of Squire and Nettie Culver Manning.  He was formerly employed by the Western Union Telegraph Company at Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a member of the IOOF Lodge at Cincinnati, and a member of the Methodist Church at Niles Valley.  He is survived by two brothers, Jim Manning, of Wellsboro, R. D. 2, and Curtis Manning, of Westfield, R. D. 4; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Miller, of Middlebury Center, R. D. 2; and one step-daughter, Mrs. Christine Foster, of Tilburg, Ontario.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Niles Valley Church, Rev. Richard Plants, officiating.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Thursday, June 17, 1954
Jesse A. MANNING, 68, died Saturday morning, June 12, 1954 at his home in Chatham Township.  He was born June 29, 1885, the son of Squire and Nettie Culver Manning.  Mr. Manning formerly was employed by Western Union in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a member of the 100F Lodge in the Ohio community and of the Methodist Church in Niles Valley.  He is survived by two brothers, Jim, Wellsboro RD 2, and Curtis, Westfield RD 4, one sister, Mrs Elsie Miller, Middlebury Center RD 2, and one stepdaughter, Mrs Christine Foster, Tifburg, Ontario, Canada.  Services were Tuesday in the Niles Valley Church with the Rev. Richard Plants officiating.

 

MARMOR Julia Anna

Wellsboro Agitator – May 21, 1952

Mrs. Julia Mosher, aged 31 years; of Middlebury Center RD 2, died at her home Sunday, May 18, 1952. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chauncey Bradley, Middlebury Center, RD 2; Mrs. William Irwin, Wellsboro RD 2; four sons, .Jacob and Arnold, Elmira;  Ellis, Middlebury Center and Lawrence, Canisteo, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Niles Valley Methodist Church. The Rev. Peter Bedzyk officiated. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

MAZZINI –BARBARA M. GORDON, 80 of Pomona Park, Fla., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla. She was born on Dec. 31, 1933, in Wellsboro, to the late Fulvio and Myra (Keck) Mazzini. Besides her parents she is also preceded in death by her sister, Fulvia. Barbara enjoyed camping and country music. She belonged to the Eastern Star and was a life member of the VFW in Palatka. Fla. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Robert B. (Bob) Gordon of Pomona Park, Fla.; daughter, Dawn Laurange and husband, Kevin D. of Pomona Park. Fla.; sons, Robert D. Gordon and wife, Tab of Lorraine, N.Y., Bruce A. Gordon of Interlachen, Fla.; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center on Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/16/2014

 

MENGEE - TIPPLE, Anna D.
Age 96, of Wellsboro, PA, died December 12, 2009 at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro. She was born February 14, 1913 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of Theodore and Mabel McCracken Mengee. Anna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and a devout Christian. She is survived by a brother, Victor (Betty) Mengee of Wellsboro, PA; two daughters-in-law, Florence Tipple of Covington, PA, Bernita Tipple of Blossburg, PA; four grandchildren, Mark Tipple of Philmont, NY, Maldon Tipple of Wellsboro, PA, Tina Wilston of Mansfield, PA, Joseph Tipple of Salem, FL; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her sons, Charles and Richard; her brothers, Frederick and Bernard Mengee; and her sisters, Margaret Kresge, Mildred Mengee, Edna Brambilla and Grace Fowler. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 14, 2009

 

VICTOR R. MENGEE, 88, of Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Victor was born July 1, 1925, in Galeton, PA, the son of the late Theodore J. and Mabel E. (McCracken) Mengee. Victor was a retired employee of GTE Sylvania, Wellsboro, PA. He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church, Grand Canyon Camping Club and was a WW II Navy Veteran, serving aboard the U.S.S. Alaska. He enjoyed attending the U.S.S. Alaska reunions. He loved spending time with his family. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty J. (VanOrder) Mengee; two daughters, Cindra (Pete) Mosher, Vicki (Howard) Campbell, both of Wellsboro, PA; son, David (Terésa) Mengee, of Wellsboro, PA; seven grandchildren, Corey (Aleisha) Mosher, Casey (Leah) Mosher, Katie (T.J.) Freeman, Kamen (Tamara) Campbell, Brett and Steven Mengee, Brandon (Brittany) Perry; five great grandchildren; Conner and Elliana Mosher, Charlotte and Charity Freeman, Mason Perry; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Timothy. Victor was the last surviving sibling of eight children. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Covington Baptist Church. Pastor Adam Periera, his pastor, will officiate. Full military honors will be accorded. Burial will be private in the Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to Covington Baptist Church, 2121 N. Williamson Rd. Covington, PA or the Alzeheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/2014

 

MILES ZINCK, CLARA. - Mrs. Clara Zinck, 60, died at the Buffalo General Hospital Tuesday evening, September 19, 1844. She was born July 28, 1884, at Addison NY, the daughter of Edwin and Sarah Jordan Miles. She was the widow of Sampson Zinck. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Foss, at Tonawanda, NY. , and while there was taken ill and for the past six weeks had been in the buffalo General Hospital. Survivors include two brothers, Wallace Miles of Genesee, and Walter of Rexville, NY.; three half brothers, Paul, Casper, and Arthur Miles, all of Rathbone, NY, a sister, Mrs. Nina Miles, Raymond, PA.; five sons, Charles Zinck, Mansfield RD; John Zinck, Wellsboro RD; Joseph Zinck, Blossburg; Samuel Zinck of Lockport, and Mark Davis of Little March; five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Costly, Antrim; Miss Myrtle Zinck, Laurelton; Mrs. Mildred Foss, and Miss Kathryn Zinck, both of Tonawanda, NY., and Mrs. Dorothy Coy, of Port Allegany. The funeral was held at Mt Zion Church, Wellsboro; the Rev. F. L. Cobb officiating. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

MILES - Mrs. [Sabrina Miles] John Jordan died last Wednesday at her home on Reese hill, in Charleston, at the age of 51 years. She had been a great sufferer for more than seven years. She leaves a husband, four daughters and one son. The funeral was held last Saturday. - Wellsboro Agitator, 26 June 1895

Note:- Her given name was found on her husband's obit.

 

MOFFETT - WINNIE, Rachel
(Mrs. Wallace Winnie)
Age 34 of Morris - died 3 a.m. Sun. at Blossburg Hospital - funeral Mon. at Evans & Johnson Funeral Home, Wellsboro - Niles Valley burial - survivors: husband - four children (Wellsboro Gazette, Thurs., Feb. 1, 1940)

 

MOFFITT Rachel

Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, January 31, 1940

Mrs. Rachel Winnie, aged 34 years, of Morris, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the Blossburg hospital where she had been a patient since Friday.  She is survived by her husband, Wallace Winnie, and four children.  The funeral was held Monday at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial at Niles Valley.

 

MOFFITT Sadie

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, July 26, 1962

Mrs. Sadie Butler of Pratts Mills died Wednesday night, July 11, 1962, in Cuba Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.  Mrs. Butler was the wife of Leonard Butler. She was born in Arnot, Pa, September 22, 1897, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Moffitt.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Butler is survived by six sons: Francis Butler, Pulaski, Pa; Leonard Butler, Belfast; Lloyd Butler, Rushford; Grant Butler, Manford Butler and Ira Butler, all of Buffalo; eight daughters: Mrs. LaVerne (Wilma) Lindsay, Port Allegany, Pa; Mrs. George (Mabel) Tisdale, Ellicottville; Mrs. William (Violet) Moore Jr. , Buffalo; Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Hogle, Caledonia; Mrs. Shefman (Ruth) Kelsey, Arnot, Pa; Mrs. June Freer, Pennsylvania; Mrs. John (Beverly) Hogle, Wellsboro, Pa and Mrs. Douglas (Mary) Mcrrell, Portageville; two brothers Francis Moffitt, Johnson City, Pa, and Judson Moffitt, Elmira; 58 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Butler had been a resident of Pratts Mills, Town of Centerville the past 21 years, having moved there from Wellsboro.  Services were conducted Saturday by the Rev Milton Putnam, pastor of the Higgins Wesleyan Methodist Church and burial was in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro. 

 

MORSE Carrie
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 13, 1935, Pg 3
Niles Valley, March 12 - The remains of Mrs. Carrie West, wife of Vance West, of Horseheads, were brought here for burial Saturday afternoon in the family plot in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 13, 1935, Pg 1
Mrs. Carrie West, aged 55 years, died at her home in Breesport, NY, March 5.  Survivors include her husband, Vance West; one daughter, Mrs E. B. Haven of West Elmira; one son, H. C. Barnhart of Crookedcreek; one sister, Mrs Edith Naegely of Allentown; two brothers, William Morse of Alpine, NY and D. B. Morse of Rochester, and three grandchildren.

 

MOSHER Frank S

Wellsboro Agitator – October 25, 1944

Frank S. Mosher, aged 86 years, of Middlebury, died Oct. 17. He is survived by his widow; daughters, Mrs. Chauncey Bradleyand Mrs. William Irwin, of Middlebury; sons, Jacob J. and Arnold R., of Elmira; Ellis C., of Middlebury, and Lawrence, of Canisteo; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was born at Academy Corners, son of Martha and Luther Mosher. He married Julia Marmor, who survives.| The funeral was held Friday at the Niles Valley church, of which he was a member, Rev. Leo J. Engler, of Corning, and Rev. Mr. Fuller, of Keeneyville, officiating; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.

 

NICKERSON - STARKWEATHER
Mary Marguerite Nickerson Age 79, former resident of R.D.7, Wellsboro, PA, died July 27, 2005 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. Marguerite was born December 23, 1925 in Westfield, PA, the daughter of the late Floyd and Louisa Nunn Nickerson. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Starkweather who died June 6, 2000. Marguerite was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, the Wellsboro Women of the Moose, Sarah Circle, Philathea Class, Usher and other activities of the Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting, and also enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Surviving are son, Terry F. Morchouse of Baltimore, MD; daughters, Darlene (Charles) Swain of Groton, NY and Joanne (Gary) Vogelsong of Myrtle Beach, SC; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, F. Edward Nickerson of Locke, NY; sister, Phyllis McAllister of Brazil, IN; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Nickerson. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration.com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, on Thursday, July 28, 2005, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, July 29, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

NILES Erastus
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., Jan. 30, 1930
Crooked Creek, Jan. 27 - Erastus Niles, oldest son of Katherine Backus and Wallace Niles died at the home of his brother, Geary Niles, Wednesday morning, Jan. 22.  He was born in Middlebury Township, Feb. 20, 1851. he was united in marriage to Ella Gewin (Guerin), March 2, 1881. To this union were born three sons: Nathan and Harry, deceased and James, residing in Elmira. He leaves to mourn his loss one son, James of Elmira; seven grandchildren; one brother, Geary Niles, of this place; several nephews and nieces. Funeral services held Friday, interment in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

NILES Erastus

Wellsboro Gazette - August 17, 1900

Erastus Niles, of Niles Valley, died at his home last Monday evening, aged 88 years.  He was born in Delmar but had lived nearly all his life in Middlebury township, having resided on the farm where he died for over 60 years.  Mr. Niles was twice married and his second wife survives him.  He is also survived by four children, two by his first wife and two by his second.  He was a half-brother of Hon. Jerome B. Niles.  The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Shaw officiating.

 

Wellsboro Agitator – August 15, 1900

Mr. Erastus Niles, of Niles Valley, aged 88 years, a half-brother of Hon. Jerome B. Niles, of Wellsboro, died at his home Monday evening. For the past four years he had been in poor health, after suffering from an attack of grip, followed by dropsy. He was obliged by his condition to spend a period of six months, ending two weeks before his death, seated in a chair. Mr. Niles was twice married and his second wife survives him. He is survived also by four children, two by his first wife and two by his second. He was born in Delmar, but nearly all his life was spent in Middlebury township, and for over 60 years, since the date of his first marriage, he had lived on the farm where he died.  Funeral services, conducted by, Rev Dr. A. C. Shaw, of Wellsboro, will be held at Niles Valley at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

NILES Frederick Harrison
Wellsboro Agitator - July 11, 1951
Fred H. Niles Succombs at Home; Retired from Business in 1938.  Fred H. Niles, well-known lumberman, died at his home in Wellsboro, last Sunday morning.  He was 79 years old.  Born on January 22, 1872, in Charleston township, he was the son of Nathan and Eliza Brewster Niles.  He attended Mansfield State Normal School and graduated from Williamsport Commercial College in 1894.  He married Mae Henry, October 25, 1894.  Six sons were born to them.  He engaged in farming for 14 years and operated a milk route for five years.  He engaged in the lumber business about 20 years, retiring in 1938.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Wellsboro, the Whitneyville Grange and the Rotary Club of Wellsboro.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Niles, of Wellsboro; three sons, Lloyd H., Jerome E. and Leon G., all of Wellsboro; also 6 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating.  Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery.

NILES George E.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 20, 1935
George E. Niles, aged 68 years, of Charleston township, died yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock at his home on Wellsboro, R. D. 8.  He is survived by his widow, one son, Nathan E. Niles, of Wellsboro R.D. 8, and a brother, Fred H. Niles, of Charleston.  Mr. Niles was one of Tioga county's best known and highly esteemed citizens.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. C. E. Swearingen, of Covington, formerly of Charleston, officiating; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.

NILES Imogene
Wellsboro Agitator Nov. 22, 1933
Mrs. Henry Wedge - Mrs. Imogene Niles Wedge, aged 81 years, widow of Henry Wedge, who died March 16, 1931, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 14th, at 8 o'clock at her home at Niles Valley of a heart attack.  The funeral was held Sunday at the home of Mrs. Frank Sweet, Rev. D. N. Place officiating; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.  Mrs. Wedge was born, Nov. 9, 1852, daughter of Russell and Charlotte Niles, pioneer residents of the Crookedcreek Valley.  She was married to Henry Wedge in 1871.  She is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Frank Sweet; two granddaughters, Helen and Betty Sweet, and a half-brother, Jasper S. Niles of Niles Valley.  She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Wellsboro, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

 

NILES James H. – James H. Niles, aged 81 years, of Middlebury, died last Friday of heart disease.  The funeral was held Sunday; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator 6 August 1919.

 

NILES Leah Deborah
Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, April 24, 1940
Mrs. Leah Deborah Hackett, aged 54 years, died Sunday night at the Blossburg Hospital. She was a daughter of Erastus and Elizabeth MacDonald Niles and was born Oct. 22, 1886, at Niles Valley. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Niles, of Hammond; one sister, Mrs. Emily Nicholas; sons: Erastus of Corning, Charles and Fred of Elkland; daughters: Mrs. Isabel Wilson of Wellsboro; Mrs. Wallis Judd and Miss Margaret Hackett of Harrisburg, and Misses Louise and Leah Hackett of Elkland and her husband, Fred Hackett of Elkland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday and burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

NILES Nathan
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, December 25, 1902
Nathan Niles, of Charleston, died at his home on Reese Hill last Saturday night, aged 70 years. He was one of the pioneers of that section of the township, having lived there for over forty years. A correspondent in speaking of his death, says: "Mr. Niles was widely known as a shrewd business man, and was noted for his integrity and honesty of purpose." He leaves 2 sons, George of East Charleston and Fred, who lives on the old homestead, where the funeral services were held yesterday noon.

NILES, Philander - Mr. Philander Miles died last Tuesday at Niles Valley from the effects of an injury received last July while fishing on Pine creek, when he had two ribs broken. He was 74 years of age and had resided in Middlebury from his boyhood, and was respected by all his acquaintances. He was a half-brother of Hon. J.B. Niles. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1884, p.3

 

OAKLEY William Arnold

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, February 13, 1935

William Arnold Oakley, son of Henry and Sally Place Oakley, was born at Locke, Cayuga N. Y., March 16, 1846,  died at Elmira Feb. 8, 1935, aged 88 years, 10 months, 23 days.  At the age of 17 he enlisted in Co. I, lllth Regt. N. Y. Volunteers.  He was in several engagements and was wounded five times in the siege of Petersburg, Va.  He married Polly King July 4, 1870, who died Sept 17, 1916. To them were born three children, George, deceased; Mrs. J. T. Van Ness, of Clymer, Pa., and Roy E., of Syracuse, who with five grandchildren survive. For many years he was engaged in farming in Clymer township, later moving to Westfield, where for 13 years, he served as rural mail carrier.   During his younger days he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and until his death continued in the faith.  The funeral was held at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest Davis in Wellsboro, Monday at 2 p.m.; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating.

 

OAKLEY William Arnold

Wellsboro Gazette – February 14, 1935

William Arnold Oakley, 88, Civil War veteran and former Tioga County farmer died Friday at Elmira. Funeral home of ??? services Monday were held at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest D. Davis, of Wellsboro, with burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Rev.C. William Sheriff officiated.  Born March 16, 1846 at Locke, Cayuga County, N. Y., the son of Henry and Sally Oakley, he enlisted in the New York Volunteers at the age of 17 and was wounded five times in the siege of Petersburg. Va., July 4, 1870.  He married Polly King, who died some years ago. Moving to Clymer township, this county, Mr. Oakley was engaged in farming for some years, and for 13 years served as a rural carrier out of the Westfield post office. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A son, Roy of Syracuse, and a daughter, Mrs. J. T. VanNess of Clymer, survive.

 

OGDEN - Gertrude L. Bailey, 95, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ransom Bailey. Gertrude was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Clarence Dell and Eleanor Bergquist Ogden. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and sewing. Surviving are daughters, Lois Cole of Wellsboro, Mary Ann Levanduski of Morris; sisters, Doris LaBlanc , Hazel Skullney, both of Blossburg; brother, Donald (Jane) Ogden of Blossburg; granddaughter, Laurene (Rusty) Moore of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sherry Bailey; two brothers, Joseph and Kenneth Ogden; and sister, Gladys Hetherton. Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to Carleton Senior Care, 10 West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 4, 2009

 

OSGOOD Reuben – The funeral of Reuben Osgood was held at Keeneyville Friday at 2 o’clock; interment in the Niles Valley cemetery.  Reuben was the son of the late Levi Osgood, was born in Chatham in 1900 and s[spent most of his life in this vicinity working for different farmers until his health failed and he was taken to the Blossburg hospital for treatment, and from there he was removed to the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira on August 11, where he died the same night.  He is survived by his mother, three sisters and one brother.  The Baptist minister from Butler Hill preached his funereal sermon, assisted by Rev. Jones Burton, of Silver Spring, N.Y.   Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1919.

 

PARIS - BUTTON Sandra R.
Age 64 of Cemetery Road, Middlebury Center, PA, died January 25, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Sandra was born May 13, 1943 in Athens, PA, the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Phelps Paris. She was a homemaker. Surviving are daughter, Laurie Jackson (Patrick Fink) Middlebury Center, PA; sons, Tim Button, Lebanon, PA, and Paul (Tammy) Button, Wellsboro, PA; two granddaughters, three grandsons. She was predeceased by her parents and former husband, Burdette R. "Dick" Button, who died March 28, 2002. Family and friends are invited to Sandra's Life Celebration on Thursday, January 31, 2008, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. Keith Paris officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

PHELPS - PARIS
Mary E. Age 84, of Middlebury Center, PA, formerly of Athens, PA, died January 13, 2005 at The Green Home, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Raymond B. Paris who died June 5, 1996. Mary was born July 22, 1920 in Milan, PA, the daughter of the late Plynn and Dora Forsburg Phelps. She was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of "1938," Athens, PA, and was a housewife. Surviving are daughter, Sandra R. Button, Middlebury Center, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Reford and Mildred Paris, Towanda, PA, Donald and Marjory Paris, Gillett, PA, and James and Helen Paris, Mansfield,
PA; special friend, Carolyn Jelliff, Wellsboro; granddaughter, Laurie Jackson, Middlebury Center; grandsons, Tim and Paul Button; great-granddaughters, Brittany Jackson and Shyann Button; great-grandsons, Brian and Benjamin Jackson, and Cordell Fink. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and George Hulslander; and a niece, Rosemary Probst. Friends and relatives are invited to Mary's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Janaury 18, 2005, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith E. Paris officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.

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 Mrs. Myrtle P. Moore, 103, of 22 Tioga Street, Wellsboro, died Friday, April 8, 1988, at her home. Born June 25, 1884, in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Manning and Sarah Mosher Plumley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. A former employee of the Corning Glass Works, former Wellsboro Division, she retired in 1952 after 40 years of service. Preceding her in death were her husbands, George Deats, Wilbur Sykes and James Moore. Surviving are two sons, Wilber Sykes, with whom she lived, and Farnham Deats of Bradford, NY; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, April 11, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  The Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Township.

POLLOCK -   FRANCES P. BUTLER
 Frances P. Butler, 88, of Wellsboro RR 7 died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   Born Nov. 10, 1911, in Mills, she was the daughter of James and Marie Lampman Pollock.  She was a housewife.  Preceding her in death was her husband, George Wallace Butler, on Dec. 22,1958.  Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Jack Davis of Wellsboro, Ramona and James Saturn of Wellsboro and Nancy and Gary Copp of Wellsboro; two sons and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Patricia Butler of  Lawrenceville and Glen Butler and his companion, Phyllis Driebelbies, of Wellsboro; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours were held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held there Wednesday, Sept. 27, with Darwin Cranmer officiating.  Burial was made at Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

PURVIS Charles Milford [SRGP 22948]

Charles Milford Purvis, aged 42 years, of 28 McInroy Street, died at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital Sunday evening [Nov 23, 1952]. He was born October 9, 1910 in Mainesburg, the son of Orson Purvis and Mrs. Anna  Zetmore, Mansfield, PA. A veteran of World War II, he was an employee of Corning Glass Works Wellsboro Plant at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, Mary; parents; two sisters, Mrs. Mazie Bohart, Wellsboro RD2; and Florence, Big Flats, NY; one brother, William Purvis, Troy; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home where the funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Peter Bedzyk will officiate and burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 26, 1952, p.6

 

PURVIS - BOHART, MAZIE M.,  Services for Mazie M. Bohart, 84, Wellsboro, were held Jan. 16 at the Wellsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer officiating.  Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.  Mrs. Bohart died Jan. 14, 1984 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.  A brother, William Purvis, Canton St., Troy, is among her survivors. (TGR Jan.19, 1984)

RANKIN - Ross E. Rankin, 60 of 4754 Terry Hill Road, Horsehead, N.Y. and 3243 Stewart Road, Dade City, Fla., died Sunday, March 7, 1982, in Community General Hospital, Dade City. He was a Wellsboro native. Born January 1, 1913 he was a son of Edward and Carrie Zeafla Rankin. He was a retired employee of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Rankin was a Marine veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Purvis; a daughter, Mrs Sharon Bailey, of Mansfield; a brother, Edward of Wellsboro; five sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Collins, Mrs. Janice Kimball, Mrs. Lucille Flumerfelt, Mrs. Doris Samson, and Mrs. Elizabeth Gile, all of Wellsboro, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, Main St. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Richard T. Purchase, Pastor of First Baptist Church officiated.

Elmer J. REYNOLDS, 87, 40 West Pulteney Street, died unexpectedly at his home Friday evening at 8:30 o-clock of a heart  attack. Apparently well during the day and working as usual, he was ill only 30 minutes Before his death.----A native of Springwater, Mr. Reynolds was born Nov. 8, 1871, son of Cyreanus and Mary Ann Cook Reynolds. He married Mae Baker Fletcher at Wellsboro in 1891, the Rev. O.S. Chamberlain performing the ceremony. The couple came to Corning in 1923 from Middlebury. Mr. Reynolds was a well-known contractor and builder. He built several houses on the Houghton and Belmont plots in Corning.--Mr. Reynolds was postmaster at Niles Valley, Pa.  for about seven years and was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church at Middlebury.---Surviving are his wife, four sons, John at home, Charles at Webb Al.,  Victor of Wellsboro Pa. and Kenneth of Gibson. One daughter, Mrs. Donald Tuttle 40  West Pulteney street. Five grandchildren, one brother,  Myron of Tampa Fl., and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Starkey of Middlebury, and Mrs. John McIntosh of Binghamton.---- The body was removed to the Carpenter Funeral Home and will be taken this evening to  the residence where funeral services where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30o-clock. The Rev. B. L. Armstrong, pastor at the Gospel Tabernacle of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Corning, will officiate. Burial will be in Niles Valley Pa.

 

RICE Albert E. Butch Rice, Jr.

age 63, of Mainesburg, PA, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at his residence. Albert was born on August 2, 1948 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Albert E. and Betty (Tubbs) Rice, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Trusilla Trudy (Vargson) Rice.  Prior to his retirement, Albert was employed for 40 years as a deisel mechanic/truck driver and shop foreman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.   In addition to his wife, Trudy, and his mother, Betty of Williamsport, PA, he is also survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rory and Michelle Rice of Roseville, PA, Dale Rice of Mansfield, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Raymond Harding, Jr. of Arnot, PA, Samantha and Joe Philips of Fredericksburg, VA; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Margo Rice of Berwick, PA; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Catherine Pat of Williamsport, PA, Beverly and John Markey of Stevens, PA, Diane and Charlie Plankenhorn of Williamsport, PA; 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Albert E. Rice, Sr. and his first wife, Donna Rice, in 1972.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 4:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Pastor George W. Ogden, Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Albert's memory to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or the charity of one's choice. Burial will be in the Niles Valley Cemetery.    Funeral Home Obituary – September 14, 2011

 

ROOT DOROTHY R. BAUMANN
Dorothy R. Age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late LeRoy C. Baumann for over fifty years. Dorothy was born in Stony Fork, PA, and was the daughter of the late Ira H. Root and Blanche Houghton Root. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. She and her husband owned and operated Baumann's Dairy Farm for over 30 years and sold fresh milk from their Dairy Bar for a number of years. Dorothy enjoyed antiques and collecting dolls. She also drove a school bus for Middlebury School District. Dorothy is survived by a brother, Lyle Root; a sister, Charlotte R. Clark, both of Wellsboro; two nephews, Milton Clark of Myrtle Beach, SC, Kenneth Root of Corning, NY; and by a niece, Noreen Baker of Wellsboro. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband in 1986; her parents; and by a sister-in-law, Ruth M. Wetherbee Root in 2006. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dorothy's Life Celebration on Monday, July 3, 2006, from 10-11 a.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Life Celebration service will follow on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Kermit O. Shrawder will officiate the service. Interment will be private at the Niles Valley Cemetery. In Dorothy's memory, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Family to provide flowers.

ROOT Nina J
Wellsboro Gazette - October 15, 1964
Word was received on Monday by Mrs. Elizabeth Root of the death of Mrs. Nina Root Gumaer of Lakeland, Florida.  Mrs. Gumaer was the sister of Wesley Root.  She was eighty one years of age, was born in Niles Valley and spent her early life here.  Before moving to Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Grumaer resided at Endicott, N.Y. where she has two sons, Ashley and Wesley Short, by a previous marriage.  At the time of her death she was residing at the home of her daughter, Myrtle Bukyrum in Lakeland.

ROUSE Kohler  Doris M. Of Middlebury Center, PA Age 49; died June 28, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of Donald B. Kohler, Sr. whom she  married April 18, 1969. She was born January 19, 1951 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Andrew and Dorothy Bush Rouse. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and was a housewife. She was of the Methodist faith and  she loved her dog, Dusty, her family, and cooking. She was a beloved wife to Donald B. Kohler, Sr.; loving mother to son, Andrew Kohler of Middlebury Center; daughter, Cherri Jo Kohler of Middlebury; stepdaughters: Barbara Kohler of  Greenville, NC and Jennifer Kohler of Harrisburg, PA; stepsons, Stephen Kohler  of Columbus, Ohio, David Kohler of Middlebury Center, and Donald Kohler, Jr. of  Middlebury Center; 6 grandchildren: Sara Kohler, Danielle Kohler, Brook Kohler, Lane Kohler, Alexandria Kohler and Bethany Kohler; sisters: Millie Snell of Wilkes-Barre, PA and Martha Sutley of Keeneyville, PA; brother, Willard Rouse of Shortsville, PA. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, on Friday, June 30, 2000 from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.   Funeral there Saturday, July 1, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. Burial at Niles Valley   Cemetery.

RUMSEY - MRS. NELLIE DERBYSHIRE:  (SRGP 5889) Mrs. Nellie R. Derbyshire, 88, of Trumansburg, N.Y. died on March 2, 1972 at the Lakeside Nursing Home at Ithaca, N.Y. Survivors include two nephews, Robert Beers of Trumansburg, and Daniel Beers of West Bridgewater, Connecticut; one niece, Henrietta Mierke, Clinton, Maryland; two grandchildren, Jane Derbyshire and John Derbyshire, both of Washington, Pa. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 6, 1972 at the Ness Funeral Home at Trumansburg, N.Y. Burial will take place in the Spring at Niles Valley Cemetery.
NELLIE DERBYSHIRE:  Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, April 27, 1972 at 11:00 a.m. in Niles Valley Cemetery for Nellie Rumsev Derbyshire, of Trumansburg, N.Y. She was the daughter of Joseph and Henrietta Lent Rumsey. Rev. Kermit Shrawder will officiate. Mrs. Derbyshire died at Ithaca, N.Y. on March 2, 1972. Services by the Ness Funeral home of Trumansburg, N.Y.

SATURN James Rex Age 85, of Old Tioga Street, Wellsboro, PA, died June 21, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, New York. He was the husband of Ramona Butler Saturn, whom he married October 19, 1950. Jim was born January 8, 1919 in Ansonia, PA, the son of the late Sabastian and Mary Ventura Saturn. He worked for Corning Glass Factory and the US Postal Service, and a member of the American Legion Post #84. He enjoyed playing bluegrass and bango, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a US Army veteran during World War II. Surviving are his wife; daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Warren) Heath, Dallas, PA; brother, Peter Saturn, Bath, NY; three grandchildren, Maria, Jesse and Jonathan. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne, in 1990; sisters, Carmen, Marion, Josephine and Lucy; brothers, Frank, John and Sylvester. Friends and family are invited to Jim's Life Celebration on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.

SAXBURY –MRS. FLORENCE A. HUCKELL, late of Corning, died Tuesday (Sept. 24, 1935) after a brief illness.  She is survived by her husband, Walter Huckell, formerly of Elmira; two sons, Walter and Robert at home; her father, Claud Saxbury of Corning; eight brothers and sisters, Neil Saxbury of Buffalo, Mrs. Ethelyn Jellison of Buffalo, Ernest Saxbury of Oregon, Mrs. Fannie Jellison of Buffalo, Miss Waneta and Miss Pearl Saxbury.  The funeral will be held in the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning Friday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/25/1945

SAXTON Frank E
Wellsboro Gazette - May 22, 1969
Frank E Saxton, 76, of Wellsboro RD 6, died Wednesday, May 14, 1969 in the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.  Born Sept 1, 1892, in Tioga County, he was the son of George and Flora Button Saxton. Surviving are his wife, the former Jennie Bockus, of Middletown N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Martine, of Middletown, and Miss Margaret Saxton, of Calumet, Ill; three sons, Edward of Rock Tavern, N.Y., Donald and Howard, both of Middletown; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The funeral was 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

SAXBURY Loretta “Retta”

Wellsboro Agitator – May 7, 1907

Middlebury Center, May 6 — Mrs. Loretta Starkey died April 28th after a long sickness. She is survived by her husband and four children. She was a member of the Methodist church and respected highly by all.   

 

Wellsboro Agitator -  Wednesday, March 5, 1902

Mrs. Gil Starkey, of Middlebury, is recovering from a long and severe sickness.

 

SAUNDERS - MRS. GEORGIA F. BUCK
 Mrs. Georgia F. Buck, 56, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Wilbur Buck. She was born in Wellsboro on January 29, 1917, a daughter of William and Flora Gibson Saunders. Mrs. Buck was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works' Wellsboro plant. Surviving are a son, Edward A., of Antioch, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. LaVern Brooks, of Corning, NY; a sister, Mrs. Clara Schriner, of Morris, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery, Wellsboro. The Rev. George E. Niles, a Baptist minister, officiated.

 

SHORT Harriet “Hattie” Davis

Corning Evening Leader – Saturday, November 4, 1939

WELLSBORO, Pa. — The funeral of Mrs. Hattie Davis, 62, who died Friday at her home in Morris, will be held at the Evans Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with interment In Niles Valley cemetery.  Mrs. Davis is survived by her daughters, Mrs. L. G. Butler of Wellsboro, Mrs. William Apgar of Wellsboro and Mrs. Wallace Winnie of Morris Township; by two sons, Francis Moffitt of Morris and Judson Moffitt of Elmira, N. Y.; and by one sister Mrs. Sadie Bartlett of Boliver. Twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

 

SHORT Harriet “Hattie” Davis

Wellsboro Agitator - November 8, 1939

Mrs. Oliver Davis, aged 62 years died Nov. 3.  The funeral was held Sunday at the Evans Funeral Home in Wellsboro, burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Bartlett, of Bolivar, N Y, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. William Apgar and Mrs. L. G. Butler, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Wallace Winnie and Francis Moffit, of Morris; Judson Moffitt, of Elmira; 21 grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

SHORT Perry
Wellsboro Agitator - January 2, 1935
Perry Short, aged 53 years, of Warren Center, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro, died Friday morning.  He is survived by his widow and three children.  The funeral was held Monday; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.

SMITH Mildred Amanda
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, November 26, 1947
Mrs. Mildred Amanda Sweet, aged 54 years, of 68 Central Ave, died suddenly Sunday morning at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Leon Sweet. She was born Oct. 15, 1893, in Delmar, daughter of Frank and Maude Moore Smith. She is survived by 2 sons, Frank of Wellsboro and Robert of Rochester, NY, 2 daughters, Miss Betty Sweet and Mrs. Ernest Andrews, of Wellsboro, 2 brothers: Donald and Fred Smith of Wellsboro, one sister Mrs. Laura Fischler, of Wellsboro and 6 grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday and burial at Niles Valley.

SMITH - MARY E. BORDEN
 Mary E. Borden, 78, of RD2, Wellsboro, died Friday, June 30, 1989, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born March 15, 1911, in Millerton, she was the daughter of the late Milton E. and Elizabeth Ferguson Smith. Preceding her in death was her husband, Bernard L. Borden on June 30, 1965. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Thelma T. Stafford of RD 1, Elkland; two brothers, Arthur Smith and Milton Franklin Smith, both of RD 2, Middlebury Center; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, July 3, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  The Rev. James L. Snyder officiated. Burial was made in Niles Valley Cemetery.

                                                               

SMITH Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith, 51, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.  He was born on November 13, 1959, a son of the late Ronald C. and Mildred M. (White) Smith.   Robert is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Interment will be in the Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 19, 2011

 

SMITH - Ronald Clarance Smith, Jr., 51, died May 19, 2008. He was born December 4, 1956 in Blossburg, the son of Mildred Smith and the late Ronald Clarence Smith.  Everyone who knew him called him Rocky. He lived in Antrim with his girlfriend, Robin Moore and was previously married to Kelly (Coolidge) Smith. Rocky left behind children who loved him very much, daughters, Ronnie Marie Sharp, her husband, Barry Sharp, their two children, Kellen, 4, and Garren, 2; Tanya Geneski, her husband, Gabriel Geneski, and their baby, Ethan; Christian Smith and his fiance, Meghan Alexander; sons, Konnor, 4, and Kolton, 2; brother, Robert Smith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Mae Smith. Rocky was known by many and loved by all. Please come and pay your respects to this wonderful man who tried so hard to be a good son, husband and father, Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 23, 11 a.m. to noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at noon. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 May 2008

 

SMITH Walter J. Smith

70, of Antrim, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012.  He was born on Feb. 7, 1942, in Middlebury Center, a son of the late Clarence W. and Anna (Hughes) Smith.  Walter was retired from Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.   Mr. Smith is survived by a son, Kevin (Melissa Taynton) Smith of Mansfield; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene Smith of Wellsboro, Tom (Bonnie) Smith of Mansfield, Dick (Katie) Smith of Wellsboro, Bernard (Betty) Smith of Wellsboro, Rick (Bea Flint) Smith of Wellsboro; brother-in-law, Tom Starkweather of Middlebury Center; and a granddaughter, Breanna Smith of Texas.  Friends may call on Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A private graveside service will be held at the Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 11, 2012

 

SPAULDING
Jack L. Age 46, of RD 6, Wellsboro, PA, died October 27, 2001 at home. He was born July 12, 1955 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Mary E. Bohart Knowlton and the son of Clifford Spaulding. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, "1973" and a graduate of Mid-Continent Aviation School of Aeronautics, Kansas City, MO. He was an Aerospace Engineer for LearJet, Wichita, KA, and also job shopper for Multiple Airplane Companies. Surviving are his mother, Mary E. Bohart Knowlton of Wellsboro; sisters, Cynthia J. Spaulding and Mary Kay Knowlton, both of Wellsboro; brother, Jeff L. Spaulding, Arnot, PA; step-sister, Mary Ann Walker, Abington, PA; step-brothers, Kent Knowlton, Corning, NY and Garth Knowlton, Pioneer, CA; nephew, Josh Spaulding, Arnot, PA; niece, Melissa Spaulding, Arnot, PA; father, Clifford Spaulding, Wellsboro, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by step-father, Wayne R. Knowlton, in 1989. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Monday, October 29, 2001 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral there Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Dennis and Pastor John McNassor officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made to Soaring Eagles, Kids Flying Program, % Mary E. Knowlton, RD 6, Box 239, Wellsboro, PA. 16901.

 

STAFFORD  Warren G., Jr.

Age 80, of RD, Elkland, PA, diedJanuary 10, 2007 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, RD, Wellsboro, PA. He was born July 27, 1926 in Westfield Twp., PA, the son of Warren "Brick" and Mary Howland Stafford. He was a mechanic at Corning Glass Works and a member of the Mountain Laurel Camping Club. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Darlene Stafford, Middlebury, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Ronald Fowler, Wilmington, NC, Pamela and Mark Boom, Elkland, PA, Ginger Kirk, Wellsboro, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Merrill Stafford, Tioga, PA; sisters, Cora Reigle, Addison, NY, Laura Shockney, Knoxville, PA, Ethel Baker, Addison, NY, Betty Gleason, Middlebury, PA, Barbara Mader, Middletown, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, September 3, 2002. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell, Offc. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the National Alzheimer's Assn., NE PA Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18071.

 

STARKEY Gilbert L

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, October 13, 1926, Pg 1

Middlebury Center, Oct. 12.--Gilbert L. Starkey, son of Benj. and Mercy Keeney Starkey, was born at Hammond, PA., April 16, 1850. He had a stroke about 8pm, Oct. 4, 1926 and died about 12:15 am Oct 5, in Buffalo, NY. His first wife Loretta Saxbury died about 24 years ago. Five children were born to them: Mrs. Nettie Wagner of Bath, NY; Benjamin S. of Buffalo, John en route to California; Mrs. Ella Sturn, of NY City and a son, twin to Benjamin, who died in infancy. Most of his life was spent in Middlebury Twp. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, July 20, 1907. They lived in Olean, NY until about 5 years ago, they went to Buffalo to reside. Besides his widow and the 4 children mentioned above he is survived by 3 sisters: Mrs. Clara Morse, of Branchport, NY, Mrs. Mary Lent of Wayne, NY, and Mrs. Ella Saxton of Wellsboro, PA also one brother, Ed Starkey of Middlebury and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday Oct. 7 and burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

THOMAS L. STARKWEATHER, 75, of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Smith) Starkweather, who preceded him in death August 12, 2000. Thomas was born in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late Hugh and Martha (Luther) Starkweather. Tom was a self-employed truck driver. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Walter Turner, Frederick, MD; son, Randy Starkweather, Middlebury Center, PA; sister, Lenora "Susie" Hazelton, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Wesley Starkweather, Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Thomas's Life Celebration on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 7-9 PM and Wed. July 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM, at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/2014

 

STOCUM DONNA MARIE RICE
Donna Marie Age 75 of Mansfield, Pa., Rd 3, Friday, May 19, 1972. Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., Saturday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held there Sunday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Kenneth Meyers. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Survived by husband, Albert F. Rice Jr.; sons Gary and Dale Rice, both at home; mother, Genevieve Stocum of Blossburg Pa.; brothers, Donatti Stocum of Blossburg, Pa. and Lee Stocum of Arnot, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Erma Stanley and Mrs. Bernite Harding both of Blossburg, Pa. and Mrs. Diana Page of Arnot, Pa.

 

STRATTON Fred A.
Wellsboro Gazette – January 26, 1939
The funeral of Fred A. Stratton, 71, who died at his home at Niles Valley, was held at the Niles Valley M. E. church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Place officiating; interment was made at Niles Valley.   Mr. Stratton was bom in Smithville, N. Y., the son of the late George W. and Mary Jane Webb Stratton.  He came to Tioga County 50 years ago, where he had since made his home.  He was married 45 years ago to the former Miss Arvilla Wedge of Niles Valley.  Mr. Stratton conducted a grocery store at Niles Valley.  He was a member of the M. E. church, of the Order of the Red Men and of the IOOF.  Surviving are his widow; five sisters:  Mrs. Rosella Simmons of Greene. N. Y.; Mrs. Dan Edgerton, of Binghamton; Mrs. Delia Marshall and and Mrs. Anna ? of Hamilton. N. Y. and Mrs. Carrie Woodward of Oxford. N. Y.; three brothers,  Bert Stratton of Prompton; Everett Stratton of Norwich, and Arthur Stratton of Wellsboro.

 

SWEET Jude

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA., Wednesday, November 22, 1939

Jude Sweet, aged 90 years, of Niles Valley, who fell Nov. 13, and suffered a compound fracture of the right leg, died at 7:15 pm, Sunday at the blossburg Hospital. He was born in Potter County, Feb. 8, 1849, and spent nearly all his life at Niles Valley. He was a son of the late Charles and Susan Whitney Sweet.  He was a member of the Niles Valley Church which he helped to build. Mr. Sweet is survived by one son, Frank H. Sweet of Niles Valley; 2 grandchildren, Helen Mae and Betty Jean Sweet, one brother, Laverne Sweet of Olean, NY, and several nieces and nephew.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Niles Valley church, Rev. De Graw officiating; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

SWEET Leon Leroy
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, January 29, 1941
Leon Sweet, aged 54 years, of Niles Valley, died at the Blossburg hospital, Jan. 21, at 9 pm after a 2 weeks illness of spinal meningitis. Besided his widow, Mrs. Mildred Smith Sweet, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Andrews and Betty Sweet and 2 sons, Frank and Robert; 2 brothers, Ivan and Erie Sweet; and one sister, Mrs O. Goodwin, of Middlebury. 2 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services weere held at the Niles valley Church Saturday and burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

SWEET Leroy
Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, April 18, 1951
Leroy Sweet of Middlebury Center RD2 died Friday night at his home at the age of 80. He was born at Niles Valley, November 3, 1870, son of Abner and Jane Rundell Sweet. Suraviving are his wife, Mrs Angie Sweet of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Burial in Niles Cemetery.

 

THOMAS Frederick D.        

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, March 13, 1913

Fred Thomas, a farmer living at Wellsboro Junction, committed suicide Sunday evening by shooting himself through the head with a revolver.  It appears that Mr. Thomas has been suffering from an attack of measles and was subject to the spells of delirium which often accompany that malady.  On Sunday evening about 7:30 o’clock he arose from his bed, while Mrs. Thomas was temporarily absent from the house, and telling the children that he proposed to going out to observe the weather conditions, put on his clothes and left the house.  Shortly after he went out Mrs. Thomas heard a pistol shot which appeared to emanate from one of the small outbuildings near the barn and upon investigation was terribly shocked to find her husband lying dead upon the floor with a bullet hole in his head.  The frenzied wife called for assistance, bringing several neighbors to the scene, too late, however, to render any material aid.  Mr.Thomas, apparently having died almost instantly.  Mrs. Thomas has had more than her share of trouble during the past two weeks, all the farm work devolving upon her, owing to the illness of Mr. Thomas and the older children, besides attending to her household duties and nursing her husband through the attack which culminated in the terrible tragedy of Sunday night.   She has the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends and neighbors in her bereavement.   

 

TIPPLE Edith Belle
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -  Thursday, March 24, 1949
Mrs. Edith Belle Niles, 80, widow of George E. Niles, died Saturday morning at her home at Wellsboro. She was born in Whitneyville, February 15, 1869, the daughter of Elias and Caroline Johnson Tipple. Surviving are one son, Nathan E. Niles of Wellsboro and one granddaughter.

VanORDER - Mrs. Bernice VanOrder Conte, 33, wife of Basil Conte, of Olean, N.Y., died Dec. 19 in Olean General Hospital.She was born in Wilcot, N.Y., the daughter of Arthur VanOrder of Niles Valley and Mrs. Phoebe VanOrder, of Wellsboro, R. D. 1. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by an adopted son, Carmilla; two brothers, Arnold, of Hornell and Edward, serving in the U. S. Army; and five sisters, Mrs. Fred Summers, Wellsboro, R. D. 4; Mrs. Pete Appletee of Keeneyville; Mrs. Dorsey Brown, Wellsboro, R. D. 2; Mrs. Cerial Tucker, and Miss Ruth VanOrder, of Louisville, KY. The body was brought to the Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro Thursday morning, where the funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. S. E. Dodzweit officiating; burial will be made at Niles Valley cemetery at an unannounced date. Wellsboro Agitator 28 DEC 1944

VANORDER Donald L.
77, of Wellsboro, PA, diedApril 22, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born June 4, 1931 in Niles Valley, the son of Curtis and Mae Dungan VanOrder. Don retired after 39 years’ service from Dietrich's Milk Products. He was a member of the Galeton VFW. Donald is survived by three daughters, Kathy Telep of Wellsboro, PA, Diane Dabe of Evansville, IN, Bonnie Sue Kendrick of Mainesburg, PA; two sons, Michael of Gillett, PA, Stephen of Wellsboro; a brother, Ralph of Silver City, NM; six sisters, Nellie Jones of Daytona, FL, Mildred Mengee and Betty Mengee, both of Wellsboro, PA, Verna Gleason of Middlebury, PA, Helen Dochterman of Lancaster, PA, Florence Tipple of Covington, PA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Don's memory may be made to the Tioga Ambulance Assoc., 7 Rarick Dr., Tioga, PA 16946.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2009

 

VanORDER Mildred M. (VanOrder) Mengee

92, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.  She was born on Feb. 24, 1920, in Niles Valley, a daughter of the late Curtis and Mae (Dungan) VanOrder. She was married to the late Frederick Mengee and was a member of the Covington Baptist Church.  Mildred conducted Good News Clubs for many years and had a great heart for children.  Mildred is survived by a son, Edgar Mengee of Wellsboro; two daughters, Carol Cox of California, Joanne Munson of Rochester, N.Y.; five sisters, Nell Jones of Daytona Beach, Fla., Betty Mengee of Wellsboro, Verna Gleason of Middlebury Center, Helen Dochterman of Lancaster, Florence Tipple of Mansfield; brother, Ralph VanOrder of Tioga, 10 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Joel Munson.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 14, 2012

 

WATTS – Saul B. Watts, 85, of Wellsboro RD2, died Wednesday in Blossburg Hospital. He was born September 7, 1878 in Salladasburg, the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Noble Watts, and was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nevada Clark of Corning, NY, and Mrs. Esther Gibson of Jersey Mills; one brother, John of Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiated. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, 16 April 1964, p8

 

WEBER Clarence E. "Cleo"
Clarence E. "Cleo" Weber, age 50 of Middlebury Center, PA died on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Shippen Twp. Cleo was born on November 19, 1959 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Royce E. and Shirley A. (Mason) Weber. Cleo was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Ansonia Full Gospel Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and turtles. In addition to his parents, Royce and Shirley of Niles Valley, Cleo is survived by a son, Matthew Weber of Middlebury Center, PA; a daughter, Amber Weber of Palm Bay, FL; four brothers, Ray (Donna) Weber of Mansfield, PA, Scott (Susan) Weber of Sayre, PA, Michael Weber of Unityville, PA, Steve (Mary) Weber of Dobson, NC; one sister, Anita (John) Deir of Dobson, NC; four nieces and four nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church, Rt. 6 and Mt. Zion Road, Wellsboro, PA, with Pastor Laverne Holiday officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Cleo's name to the Ansonia Full Gospel Church, 6100, Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in the Niles Valley cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010

WEBSTER E. Fletcher
Wellsboro, PA.-- The funeral of E. Fletcher Webster, 82 who died this week in Charleston township, was held Thursday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home here. The Rev. Walter E. Brown, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiated. Interment was made in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

WEDGE Andrew
Wellsboro Agitator - Nov. 30, 1950
Andrew Wedge, aged 86 years, a native of Niles Valley, died Monday night, November 20, 1950, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jefferson French, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.  Also surviving are two sons, Robert, of Seattle, Wash., and Albert, of Salamanca, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Arvilla Stratton, of Wellsboro; and four grandchildren.  The funeral was held Friday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.

WEDGE Arvilla
Wellsboro Agitator - Jun 27, 1951
Arvilla Wedge Stratton, a lifelong resident of Niles Valley died at her home last Wednesday at the age 94.  Born in Niles Valley in 1847, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wedge.  Survivors include Mrs. John Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Frank Sweet of Niles Valley, Mrs. Maude Keeney Wood of Elmira, Mrs. Henry Hill of Bernardsville, NJ.  Mrs. J. A. French of Mt. Kisco, NY; Miss Laura Adamy and Miss Louise Adamy of Florida.  Also five nephews Burt and Samuel Adamy, of Wellsboro, Harry Keeney, of Niles Valley, Robert Wedge, of Seattle, Wash and Albert Wedge of Salamanca, N.Y.  Mrs. Stratton was a member of the Niles Valley Methodist Church and participated in church activities.  She was the oldest member of the Crooked Creek Grange.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Niles Valley church with the Rev. John Squires of Keeneyville officiating.  Burial in Niles Valley cemetery.

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The Agitator - February 8, 1865
Died - in Middlebury, on the 27th ult., Elijah Wedge, aged 105 years.  Niles Valley Cemetery

WEDGE Henry
Wellsboro Agitator - March 18, 1931
Henry Wedge died Monday morning at Blossburg Hospital where he had been a patient for nearly three weeks.  He was born at Niles Valley, June 2, 1849 and was married July 3, 1871.  He is survived by his widow, Imogene Niles Wedge, one daughter, Ethel, wife of F. H. Sweet, two granddaughters, Helen and Betty Sweet, two sisters, Mrs. Arvilla Stratton and Maria Wedge and one brother, Andrew Wedge, all of this place, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the church; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

WEDGE Henry Samuel
Wellsboro Gazette Friday, January 10, 1902
Samuel Wedge, a pioneer of Middlebury Township, died last Sunday, aged 88 ? years.  He had resided in this county for 80 years and resided on the farm where he died for 60 years.  He was a great hunter and fisherman and had a wide acquaintance throughout this section of the county.  Mr. Wedge is survived by his wife and four children - Mrs. G. R. Adamy, Mrs. F. A. Stratton, Maria Wedge and Andrew Wedge, all of Niles Valley.  The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon.

WEDGE Maria
Wellsboro Agitator March 24, 1937
Miss Maria Wedge
Miss Maria Wedge, aged about 80 years, of Niles Valley, died Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Andrew Wedge.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Aurilla Wedge and was born at Niles Valley.  She spent her entire life there except for a few years when she was engaged in the millinery business in Hornell.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. F. A. Stratton of Niles Valley, one brother, Andrew Wedge, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Niles Valley M. E. Church, Rev. Mr. Peacock, officiating; burial at Niles Valley.

Gazette Bulletin (Williamsport, PA) March 27, 1937
Maria Wedge, Aged 82, Dies
Wellsboro - Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon for Miss Maria Wedge, 82, of Niles Valley, who died Monday at the home of her brother, Andrew Wedge, of that place.  Services were held at the Niles Valley Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. I. R. Peacock officiating.  Burial was made in the Niles Valley Cemetery.  Miss Wedge was born in Niles Valley and spent most of her life there.  She is survived by her brother, and a sister, Mrs. F. A. Stratton, of Niles Valley.

WEDGE Mary Ann
Wellsboro Agitator July 20, 1927
Mrs. George R. Adamy, aged 73 years, died about midnight Sunday night July 17, 1927 at her home 20 East Avenue in Wellsboro, after a long period of failing health.  She was born Sep.9, 1853 at Niles Valley, daughter of Samuel and Aurilla Davidson Wedge and spent all her life in this vicinity.  On July 25, 1875, she was married to George R Adamy who survives with their six children - May, wife of John Kirkpatrick, of Niles Valley; James B. Adamy of Corning; Henry Samuel Adamy of Wellsboro R. D.4;  Georgia Anna, wife of Henry B. Hill, of Bernardsville, N.J.; Misses Louise M.; and Laura R. Adamy of Wellsboro.  Mrs. Adamy is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Two grandchildren are deceased.  The following brothers and sisters survive her - Henry and Andrew Wedge, Mrs. Fred Stratton and Miss Maria Wedge, all of Niles Valley.  Mrs. Adamy was a member of the Methodist Church of Wellsboro and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Brown officiating; interment in the Niles Valley cemetery.

 

WHITE – Mrs. Della White Tompkins, 73, widow of Claude Tompkins, died Monday March 29, 1954 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Douglas of Crooked Creek RD1. She was born in Charleston Township, June 6, 1880, the daughter of Chester and Arminda Knapp White. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Dorotha Davis of Wellsboro RD5 and Mrs. Fay Bacon of Cowanesque; one brother, Charles White of Galeton; one half-brother, Horace Lewis of Lawrenceville; 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Elmer Pitcher will officiate and burial will be made in Niles Valley cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 1954

 

WHITE Donald D. Age 65, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, March 21, 2005. He was a son of the late Walter D. Sr. and Grace (Dawson) White. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA, and on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating . Interment will be in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

WHITE Mildred M. Smith

74, of Wellsboro, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Broad Acres.   She was the wife of the late Ronald C. Smith who died Feb. 6, 1975. Mildred was born Feb. 16, 1937, in Charleston Township, the daughter of the late Walter and Grace Dawson White.  She was a housewife, member of the former Antrim Baptist Church and currently attended Stony Fork Baptist Church.   Surviving are son, Robert W. Smith of Wellsboro; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter White, Jr. of Coudersport, Floyd White of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Ronald O. "Rocky" Smith; daughter Janet Smith; brother, Donald White and sister, Virginia Smith.   Friends and family are invited to Mildred's Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 18, 2011

 

WHITE Philinda

Mrs. Frank Shannon died at the home of her brother, William White on Friday; funeral was held at the Niles Valley church on Monday Nov. 1; interment Niles Valley cemetery.   Source: Wellsboro Agitator 1926-11-03   (Notes:  Philinda/Phylinda/Filinda  She was daughter of Hiram White.  She was mother of Angie Eliza Shannon.)  Submitted by James Anderson

 

WHITE Velinda

Wellsboro Gazette on November 4, 1926

Death of Niles Valley Lady – News of Week - Mrs. Velinda Shannon Dies at Age of 70 years

Niles Valley, Nov. 3 – Mrs. Velinda Shannon, aged 70 years, died last Friday at the home of her brother, William White.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Ames, of Slate Run, and three brothers, William and Joseph, of Little Marsh, and Ira, of Elmira; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hakes, of Woodhull.  The funeral was held on Monday at 2 o’clock; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.   Additional notes:   Angie Eliza Shannon was Frank and Velinda Shannon’s daughter; Franklin B. Shannon was her husband.  This was his 2nd wife    

 

WHITING Mary
Wellsboro Gazette - August 27, 1970
Mrs. Mary Whiting Hotchkiss, 64, wife of Victor E. Hotchkiss of Painted Post, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1970 in the Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y.  Mrs. Hotchkiss was born April 27, 1906 at Wellsboro, a daughter of Charles and Mertie English Whiting.  Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Jean French, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Marlee Wheat, Corning; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday at Tussey's Funeral Home.  Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiated.

 

WHITNEY Lee Alfred

Wellsboro Gazette – May 14, 1970

Lee Alfred Whitney, 84, of 12 Mclnroy St, died Friday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Charleston Township, July 8, 1885,  the son of Willis and Alice Scheiflen Whitney. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by two sons, Hugh L. of Santa Rosa, Calif, and Jake A. of Wellsboro RD; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Butler of Wellsboro RD and Mrs. Margaret Moore of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

WHITNEY Mary

Wellsboro Agitator – December 14, 1932

Mrs. Mary Whitney Stafford, aged 26 years, died Thursday at her home in Corning, following the birth of a son. Mrs. Stafford was born in Wellsboro in 19??, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whitney.  She was married Jan. 31, 1930, to Carlton Stafford, at Painted Post.  Since her marriage Mrs. Stafford has lived in Painted Post and Corning.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney, of Wellsboro, and two sons, Hugh and the infant born Thursday morning.  The funeral was held at Niles Valley Sunday; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.   Tombstone lists 1908 as year of birth.

 

Wellsboro Agitator – December 14, 1932

Niles Valley, Dec. 13 -- The funeral of Mrs. Carlton Stafford of Corning was held at the M.E. church Sunday. Rev. Place, of Keeneyville, officiating; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.

 

Wellsboro Agitator – December 14, 1932

Wellsboro Route Eight - The community was sorry to hear the sudden news of the death of Mrs. Mary Whitney Stafford last Thursday.

 

WILLIAMS, Louisa Matilda -  MRS. LOUISA LENT submitted by Kelly WILCOX Kimball

Mrs. Louisa Lent, 87, died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson of Wellsboro, R. D. 4. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Mary Rose and a son, Charles Slocum, both of Wellsboro, R. D. 4; 13 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. L. F. Cobb officiated. Burial in Niles Vallley Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette June 11, 1953 [Louisa Matilda "Eliza" Williams, daughter of Adam and Esther FRENCH Williams]

WALLACE WINNIE age 73 of RD 1, Gaines, Pa., Monday, June 10, 1968 at Blossburg State Hospital.  Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Melvin Negley.  Niles Valley Cemetery.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Beulah Gigee of Sabinsville, Pa., Mrs. Wanda Blackwell of Morris, Pa.; sons, Wilfred of South Wales, N.Y., Wallace Jr. of Mansfield, William of Sabinsville; brothers, Wynant of Campbell, N.Y., Lewis of Gaines, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Button of Austin, Pa., Mrs. Rose Plumley of Lawrenceville, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  U.S. Army Veteran of World War I.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1968

YAW - MRS. BERNICE WEBER
 Mrs. Bernice Weber, 63, of Wellsboro RD 2, died at her home Wednesday. She was born July 14, 1908 in New York State, the daughter of Carl and Neva Willison Yaw. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church. Mrs. Weber is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Hollis, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. John Boardman, Azusa, Mrs. Leslie Brown, Eloise, Fla., Mrs. Elwood Wilson, Wellsboro RD 4; two sons, Burdette of Wellsboro RD 4 and Royce, Wellsboro RD 2; two brothers, Willis Allen, Wellsboro and Harry Hopkins, Wellsboro RD 2; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Peterson, Jamestown, NY and Mrs. Cora Simkins, Pine City; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Tussey Funeral Home.  The Rev. Roger Jewell, her pastor officiated and burial was in the Niles Valley Cemetery

YOUNG RUBY M. LAUTEBORN
Ruby M. Lauteborn, 80, of RD 1, Tioga, formerly of Corning, NY, died Monday, September 7, at home. She was born October 30, 1906, the daughter of Emery and Louisa Brimmer Young. Retiring in 1970, she was a former employe of the Corning Glass Works. Her husband, Dwight, died in 1951. She is survived by four sons, Robert Enderle and Wayne Enderle, both of Corning, NY, Ronald Enderle and Gerald Enderle, both of Tioga; three daughters, Mrs. Arlene Welty and Mrs. Betty Young, both of Tioga, and Mrs. Donna Schoonover of Corning, NY.; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Woodworth, Mrs. Beatrice Kupla, both of Corning, NY, and Mrs. Mildred Jensen of LA; one brother, Waldo Young of Big Flats; 39 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield today, (Wednesday, September 9), from 3:30 to 5 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday, September 10, at 1 pm with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial will be made in Niles Valley Cemetery, Niles Valley.



? MRS. SUE B. JOHNSON, 59 of 1153 Woodbine Ave. Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 1952.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Martin of Elmira; son, William Johnson of Wellsboro, Pa; several brothers and sisters residing in Virginia; three grandchildren.  The body is at the Hagerman Funeral home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. G. Elliott Presby.  Niles Valley (Pa.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1952
 
 

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