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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Riverside Cemetery, Deerfield Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Riverside Cemetery
Deerfield Township - Knoxville Borough, Tioga County PA.

 

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ABBOTT Mary E

Wellsboro Agitator - May 19, 1909
Myra E., wife of E. D. Chase, died on May 9th, at their home in Deerfield, two miles west of Knoxville.  She had been in poor health for the past two years.  She was born April 28, 1859, in Deerfield township, the daughter of Christopher and Sally Ann Abbott.  She was a sister of Alden Abbott, of Deerfield. Only July 15, 1888, she was married to E. D. Chase, and they resided near Ulysses, Potter county, until six years ago, when they removed to Deerfield.  Her husband survives her.   Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the home.  Rev. W. P. Trowbridge,  pastor of the Knoxville M. E. church, officiating; interment in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
 

ALLEN Frances

Wellsboro Gazette – February 19, 1997

Frances A. Bean, 90, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997. Born Sept. 16, 1906, in Elkland, she was the daughter of Henry D. and Frances Stegner Allen. Along with her husband, she was a former owner and operator of the Cu-Ku Stop, Wellsboro, for many years. She was a member of the Mary Wells Chapter #452, OES, Wellsboro.  Surviving are her husband of 73 years, G. Drexel Bean; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Eveline Bean of Pensacola, Robert. D. Bean of Spartanburg, S.C., and Richard F. Bean of Pensacola; a sister, Marion Stover of Lewisburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with the Rev Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
 

ALLEN Henry D
Wellsboro Gazette - March 25, 1937
Henry D. Allen, 72,. of Williamsport died at his home Sunday.  Surviving are his wife the former Frances Stengers, of Elkland and the following sons and daughters: Robert J. Allen, Roaring Branch; Mrs.David MacKay. Andover, N. Y.; Thomas Allen, Osceola; Mrs. Lee Bellows, Elkland; Mrs. W. S. Stover, New Haven, Conn; and Mrs. Drexel Bean, Wellsboro; also a brother, Floyd Allen, of Rochester.  Funeral services at the family home in Elkland, where Mr. Allen lived for many years, preceded burial at Knoxville yesterday.

Robert ALLEN, Formerly of Roaring Branch, Dies - Mr. Robert J. Allen, 82, formerly of Roaring Branch, died in the geriatric unit of the Muncy Valley Hospital early Saturday afternoon where he had been a medical patient for the past eight years. Mr. Elkland was born in Elkland, PA. on March 2, 1892, a son of Henry D. and Frances Stegner Allen.  ...He was also a member of the Wheel Inn Club at Roaring  Branch.  Mr. and Mrs. Allen observed their 55th wedding anniversary in Sept. 1974.  His survivors include his wife, the former Lottie Smith; one daughter, Mrs. James (Jean) Dow, Muncy; one son, Robert J. Allen, Jr. of Cayuta, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Florence MacKay and Mrs. Drexel Bean of Wellsboro, Mrs. Lee Bellows of Knoxville, and Mrs. Webster Stover of Rye, NY; a brother, Thomas J. Allen of Wellsboro; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Tuesday at 11 a.m.with the Rev. Harry D. Krause, his pastor from the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.

Robert ALLEN Buried Tuesday in Knoxville - Robert J. Allen, 82, of Canton died Saturday, February 1st, 1975 in the Geriatric Unit of Muncy Valley Hospital.  He was a native of Elkland, and had been a patient at the Muncy hospital for the past eight years.  He was born March 2, 1892, a son of Henry D. and Frances (Stegner) Allen.  He was a retired merchant, having operated a general store in Roaring Branch for 35 years.  He was a veteran of World One, with the 314th Infantry, member of the Kellenbach-Mead Barracks of Williamsport and a member of Griffin Lodge No. 655, Roaring Branch and Elkland-Osceola Lodge No. 421.  Survivors include his wife, Lottie Smith Allen; a daughter, Mrs. James Dow of Muncy; a son, Robert J. Allen of Cayuta, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Florence MacKay and Mrs. Drexel Bean of Wellsboro, Mrs. Lee Bellows of Knoxville, and Mrs. Webster Stover of Rye, NY; a brother, Thomas J. Allen of Wellsboro; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends called at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton and services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Bruce Smay and the Rev. Harry D. Krause officiating.  Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

Robert J. ALLEN
Prominent Roaring Branch citizen Robert J. Allen, father of Mrs. James Dow, of Muncy, died Saturday, Feb. 1, after a long illness.  Mr. Allen, 82, had been a guest at Muncy Valley Hospital and its geriatric unit for eight years following a stroke and his wife had resided in Muncy with the Dow's during that time.  He operated a general store in Roaring Branch for 35 years prior to retirement.  He was director in the Ralston bank; a World War I  veteran; and a member of the IOOF, F&AM, Consistory, Wheel Inn and Roaring Branch Methodist church.  He was married to the former Lottie Smith and they marked their 55th wedding anniversary last September.  His wife survives with the daughter and a son, Robert, of Cayuga, NY; one brother and four sisters.  Services were conducted in Canton on Tuesday, Feb. 4, by the Rev. R. Bruce Smay of Muncy's First United Methodist.

ANDREWS John H.
Wellsboro Gazette - September 3, 1980
John H. Andrews, age 70, of RD 1, Roaring Branch, died September 1, 1980 at his home.  He was born March 8, 1910 in Chatham Township, the son of Earl R. and Bertha Bloom Andrews. He was a retired logger.   He is survived by one son, Richard K. Andrews of Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Marion Fuller, of Knoxville; one brother, Earnest B.Andrews of Mansfield; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro with the Rev. Robert J. Bracey officiating.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.

ANDREWS - FULLER
Marion N. Age 79, of The Laurels, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Elkland and Knoxville, died February 17, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Carmen W. Fuller, who died February 2, 1978. Marion was born September 9, 1925 in Chatham Township, PA, the daughter of the late Earl B. and Bertha M. Bloom Andrews. She was an employee of Corning Glass Works for 33 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of The Yoked Churches of Knoxville, member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union and member of Helping Hands of Corning Hospital. Surviving are daughter, Linda Allington (Sonny); sons, Lloyd (Bonny) Fuller and Albert "Pete" Fuller (Allison); daughter-in-law, Mary Margaret Fuller; brother, E.B. Andrews; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Carmen Earl Fuller. Friends and relatives are invited to Marion's Life Celebration on Saturday, February 19, 2005, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Natalya Cherry officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. If desired, memorials may be sent in her memory to The Yoked Churches of Knoxville, P.O. Box 265, Knoxville, PA 16928. Family will provide flowers.

ARNOLD –MRS. MARIETTE ARNOLD ABBOTT, 84 died at the family home at Knoxville, Pa. Saturday, Dec. 10, 1938.  Mrs. Abbott was born Sept. 4, 1854, the daughter of Christopher C. and Alvira Hogencamp Arnold.  She had been a resident of Knoxville and vicinity nearly all her life.  She was the widow of Eli Abbott.  A sister, Miss Alice Arnold of Knoxville survived and several daughters and sons.  Funeral service at the Griggs Funeral Home, Monday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1938

Chester H. ASHTON Dies While Returning from Florida
Attorney Chester H. Ashton, 60, widely known member of the Tioga County Bar, died at Savannah, Ga., at 1 p.m. Monday.  He was returning from Florida when he had a heart seizure and his body was removed to a Savannah funeral home.  Mr. and Mrs. Ashton had spent several weeks in Florida, going there as a result of the lawyer's decline in health.  He was apparently much improved when they began the return trip.  Mrs. Ashton is expected home today (Wednesday) with the body.  Mr. Ashton is survived by his wife, mother, and two sons, Chester H. Ashton, Jr., of Knoxville, and Elmer H. Ashton, a student in a West Virginia college.  Chester H. Ashton for many years had been one of the most influential members of the Tioga County Bar and it was said that seldom was a term of court held that he did not represent one or more litigants.  He was a son of Attorney Henry and Minnie Hopkins Ashton and was educated in the Knoxville school and at Cornell University.

 

ASHTON Norman A.

Wellsboro Agitator – May 20, 1890

N. A Ashton died yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held at the church at 11 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He was sixty-three years of age, and he leaves a wife, and four children.  

 

ATWELL EMMA
EMMA A. COOPER
Emma Atwell Cooper, 82, of Middlebury Center, R.R., died Saturday, July 29,1995 at home. She was born Aug. 9, 1912 at Knoxville, the daughter of Volney W. and Abbie Gee Atwell. She was a homemaker and mother, a member of Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Valley Grange # 876, Academy Corners, the Tioga County Historical Society, and a former member of Wellsboro Chapter of the D.A.R. Surviving other than her husband of 62 years, Earl, are sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph E Cooper of Tarentum, Harry E. and Yvonne Cooper of Mehoopany; daughter and son-in-law, Gail Ann and Homer Knepp of Mohnton; sisters and brother-in-law, Loretta Head of Gainesville, Fla., Manetta and Marion Brooks of Jensen Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren,  several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours were Sunday, July 30 at the family home, Middlebury Center. Funeral service was conducted on Monday, July 31 at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, with the Rev Dorr Harrington officiating.   Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Memorials may be made to the North Penn Home Health Agency Hospice Program, 520 Ruah St, P.O. Box 8, Blossburg, Pa. 16912 0008.  Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home,
Wellsboro.

ATWELL Mabel V.
Wellsboro Agitator - October 6, 1909
--Mrs. Mabel V. Atwell Sweet, aged 20, wife of Mr.  Walter Sweet, died at her home near Knoxville, on the 24th ultimo.  Her husband and an infant daughter survive her, besides her father, V. W. Atwell, and two brothers, Harry and Howard Atwell.  She was married on Sept. 26, 1907.  The funeral was held last week, Monday afernoon, Rev. A. B. Conrad, of Knoxville, officiating; burial in the Riverside Cemetery in Knoxville.

AVERY DERUYTER
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga Co., PA., Wednesday, July 17, 1918
DeRuyter Avery died at his home in Knoxville Thursday, July 11, after 4 yrs of poor health. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs F E Field of Elmira, and Mrs W C Everitt of Knoxville. Two sisters: Mrs Frank Churchill of Chatham and Mrs A J West of Tyrone and one brother, Alonzo Avery of Charleston. One son, Lieut. Morton L. Avery, lost his life in the Philipines soon after the close of the Spanish War. Funeral held at the home Saturday....burial in Riverside Cemetery. Mr Avery was a volunteer in the Civil War and served until the close of hostilities. At the close of the war he married Miss Elizabeth Temple of Chatham. After her death he married Mrs. Sarah King 22 years ago, who survives him. Most of his 79 years were spent in Chatham, until a year and a half ago, he purchased a home in Knoxville and retired from the farm.

 

BABCOCK Eldean C. Aldrich

54, of Merrick Hill Road, Knoxville, PA, went home to her heavenly family on June 19, 2013 from her home. She was born in Sayre, PA on April 14, 1959, the daughter of the late Richard and Elaine Gardner Babcock. Eldean was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. On June 9, 1978, she and Terry S. Aldrich were married in Elkland. Eldean was a homemaker and had also worked in private nursing care as a nurse's assistant. She and her family had studied martial arts for many years and she was certified as a Junior Martial Arts Instructor. Surviving are her husband, Terry Aldrich of Knoxville; her sons, Robert Aldrich and Richard Aldrich, both of Knoxville; her grandson, Kaydon Aldrich, brothers, Kenneth Fuller of Maryland and Bert Fuller of Woodhull, NY; mother in law, Betty Fish of Troy, PA; brothers in law and sisters in law, Lloyd & Karen Wilford of Sylvania, PA, Cindy & Robert Babcock of Cameron, NY, Robin Aldrich of Troy, PA, Glenda Marzo of Woodhull, NY and Ronald & Margie Aldrich of Elimsport, PA along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Eldean was preceded in death by her parents, Richard & Elaine Babcock; her brother, Ernie Fuller and her father in law, Ronald Aldrich. Friends may call on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 1 PM with Ted Carr officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.   Star Gazette – June 21, 2013

 

BAKER Allen
Wellsboro Agitator - February 9, 1916
--Allen Baker, a prominent resident of Knoxville, route one, died Sunday of heart disease.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

Wellsboro Agitator - February 16, 1916
--The death of Allen Baker occurred at his home in Deerfield township Feb. 6, after a short but severe illness.  Mr. Baker had been in poor health for nearly a year, but this fatal illness was only of two weeks' duration.  He was born January 15, 1843, in what was then called Chatham, later changed to Deerfield.  Mr. Baker was married about 40 years ago to Hattie Guiles, also a resident of that section.  His life work had been devoted entirely to farming on a valuable property of 400 acres, nicely situated on the Boatman.  He was one of the most successful farmers in Tioga county.  He is survived by his wife, two sons, Ernest and Everitt Baker, and one daughter, Blanche Baker, of Deerfield; also one sister, Mrs. Alta Reynolds, of Binghamton.  The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home, Rev. G. S. Miller, of Knoxville, officiating;  interment in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.

BAKER Blanche Audrey
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., May 9, 1951, Pg 7
Mrs. Blanche Audrey Kizer, wife of David Kizer of Knoxville RD, died Saturday night [5/5/1951] in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital shortly after admittance. She was 69 years old. Funeral services will be held today at Briggs Funeral Home, Knoxville, the Rev. John Lewis officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. She was born in Clearfield Township., December (day unreadable) 1881, daughter of Allen and Hattie Guiles Baker. Besides her husband, she leaves a brother, Ernest Baker of Knoxville RD and several cousins. She was a member of the Valley Grange.  Bearers at the committal rites will be Ralph Seely, Albert Seely, Jack Miller, Stuart Ream, Reginald Newman and Lawrence Button.

BAKER CHAUNCEY
Wellsboro Agitator – October 23, 1907
Mr. Chauncey Baker, aged 90, died suddenly Monday morning about 10:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Libbie Schoonover, at Ansonia.  He was born in Otsego county, N. Y,  February 19, 1817, came to Knoxville, Tioga county in 1856, where he resided up to 12 years ago, when he went to live with his daughter at Ansonia. He had been a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic fraternity for many years and was always an upright and exemplary citizen and possessed many sterling qualities.  He was the father of 19 children, 15 by his first wife, nee Abbie Marshall, who died March 9, 1865, and four by his second wife, nee Lucy Green, whom he married in 1868 and who died about 18 years ago.  Thirteen children survive him — Mrs. Eliza Reese, of Azelta; Henry, of Gulf Summit, N. Y.; Erastus, of Smithville, N, Y.; George, of Bainbridge, N.Y; James, of Afton, N.Y.; John, of North Clarendon, Warren county; Harvey, of Addison. N.Y.; Charles, of Ansonia; Augustus, of Knoxville; Mrs. Susan Bradley, and Mrs. Libbie Schoonover, of Ansonia: Alfred, of Lawrence, N.Y. , and Mrs. Mary Thayer, of Otsdawa, N. Y.   Two brothers and one sister also survive him—Messrs. Daniel Baker, of Osceola, and Oscar Baker, of Oneonta, N.Y., and Mrs. Libbie Utter, of Elkland, besides 186 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The remains will be taken to Knoxville tomorrow for burial. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.

Clarence D. BAKER, 69, of RD #2, Middlebury Center, died Thursday, Dec 24, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. after an extended illness.  Born in Westfield Township May 29, 1918, he was the son of Dana and Mary Bellows Baker.  He was a retired farmer.  A son, Dana Baker, died in 1968.  Surviving are his wife, Leona King Baker, a son, Keith C. of Tioga; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Janet Walker of Rd, Corning, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Evadna Linder of RD#1, Knoxville; a brother, Hugh of Knoxville; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Sunday, Dec. 27.  The Rev. William H. O”Neill officiated.  Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  The family provided flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the charity of one’s choice.

BAKER Dana C
Wellsboro Gazette – August 4, 1943
Rev. Dr. A. H. Owens conducted the funeral of Dana C. Baker at the home, Knoxville R.D., Thursday; burial in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.  Mr. Baker was instantly killed July 26, when a scaffold fell to the ground from which he was stacking hay. He was born Jan.29, 1894, in Westfield, son of Allan and Mary Learn Baker. He married Miss Mary Bellows, of  Knoxville, July 3, 1915, who survives with two sons, Clarence, of Middlebury, and Hugh, at home; two daughters, Frances Erway of  Harrlson Valley; Mrs. Evadna Linder, of Osceola; one brother, Tillman Baker, of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Ida Belle Rhodes, of Sabinsville, Pa.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

BAKER Hugh I.
Age 84, of Knoxville, PA, died on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at his home. Born August 21, 1925, in Knoxville, he was a son of the late Dana and Mary (Bellows) Baker. On August 21, 1946, in Osceola, PA, he married the former Helen Beard, who survives. Hugh, along with his wife and children, owned and operated a dairy farm in Knoxville. He was a member of the Knoxville Masons and greatly enjoyed hunting, farming and his beloved Boston Terrier, Heidi. Surviving are his wife, Helen Baker; a son, Neal (Sharon "Sue") Baker, Knoxville; three daughters, Jeannette (Allen) Plank, Knoxville, Jackie Ringler, Wellsboro, PA, and Lisa (Doug) Nelson, Osceola; an honorary son, Elwyn "Barney" (Tina) Hess, Westfield, PA; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Evadna Linder, Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Hugh was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Baker, and a sister, Frances Chilson. Friends may call at the Knoxville Yoked Church on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00pm and from 7:00 to 9:00pm and on Thursday, July 22, 2010 from 9:00 to 10:00am with a Funeral Service following at 10:00am with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. Interment will be made in the Knoxville Riverside Cemetery with Lay Minister Edward Heyler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association or to the Knoxville Yoked Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 20, 2010
 

BAKER James E. – James E. Baker died Jan. 24, of pneumonia, at his home at Knoxville.  He was born in Otsego county, N.Y., March 25, 1857, son of Henry and Adeline Baker.  Feb. 9, 1881, he married Chastina Everetts.  He is survived by his wife and two children; Leon Baker of Knoxville and Mrs. George Rittburg, of Costello; also by one sister, Mrs. Harry Turvey, of Corning, N.Y.  Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at 2 o’clock, Rev. L.D. Adams, pastor of the Knoxville M.E. church officiating.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.
 

BAKER MAY EMMA - Mrs. Earl M. Boyce
Knoxville—Funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p. m. at Griggs Funeral Home here for Mrs. May Emma Boyce, who died last Thursday at her home in Rochester, N.Y after suffering a heart attack.  Mrs. Boyce was born June 27, 1881, in Deerfield township, the daughter of Elisha and Mary Baker Boyce.   She was married to Earl Boyce and had always lived in this vicinity until 14 years ago when they moved to Rochester, which had since been their home.   The funeral was conducted by Rev. James H. Buikema, pastor of the Methodist church;  burial was in Riverside cemetery.  She is survived by her husband; four sons, Edwin, Coral, Howard and Francis Boyce, all of Rochester; and two sisters and one brother.
 

BAKER MAY EMMA
Knoxville, April 22— The funeral of Mrs. Earl M. Boyce was held Sunday at the Griggs Funeral Home. She died April 17 at her home in Rochester. She was born June 27, 1881, in Deerfield, daughter of Elisha and Mary Baker Boyce. She was married to Earl M. Boyce and had always lived in this vicinity until 14 years ago when they moved to Rochester.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville. The pallbearers were: Lee Tombs, Harold Tombs, George Boyce, Victor Reynolds, Kenneth Reynolds and Donald Tuthill, nephews. Her survivors besides her husband are four sons, Edwin, Conrad, Howard and Francis Boyce, of Rochester; two sisters and one brother.
 

BALCH Frederick Volney

Wellsboro Agitator - May 19, 1926

Frederick Volney Balch, of Galeton, died May 7, of heart disease.  He was born at Port Allegany, September 2, 1850. His parents moved to Knoxville when he was a boy and his young manhood was spent in the vicinity of Knoxville.  In 1875 he married Miss Mary L. Knox and they went to Wisconsin, where Mr. Balch secured a position as fireman on the Northwestern Railroad.  Later he engaged in the lumber business at Langston, Mich. and then returned east and started as fireman on the Addison & Pennsylvania railroad, living at Westfield, one of the terminals of the roads. When the railroad was extended to Gaines he moved to that place, and to Galeton in 1890.  He worked his way from fireman to freight engineer, and then to passenger engineer.  He was pilot of the crack B. & S. Galeton-Buffalo passenger run in 1908, when he was appointed as Postmaster of Galeton.  In 1912 he was reappointed and served until 1916, during which time letter carrier service was inaugurated in Galeton and the office advanced from third class to second class.  After his retirement from the post office he devoted his entire time to his coal business, which had grown from a small beginning.  He belonged to all of the Masonic bodies and was a Past Master of Galeton Lodge, No. 602.  He was also a member of the B. of L. E.  Mr. Balch is survived by his daughter, Miss Neenah H. Balch, who is assistant Postmaster in the Galeton post office.  The remains were taken to Knoxville for interment.  The services at the grave were in charge of the Masons of Galeton.
 

BALCH Neenah H

Wellsboro Agitator - July 13, 1938

Miss Neenah H. Balch, of Galeton, died at the Warren Hospital July 8.  The funeral was held yesterday at the home of Miss Gertrude Case, in Knoxville; burial in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.
 

Wellsboro Agitator - July 20, 1938

The funeral of Miss Neenah Balch, of Galeton, was held at thte home of her cousin, Miss Gertrude Case, in Knoxville, Pa.,, Tuesday afternoon.  She died at the Warren Hospital July 8, where she underwent an operation over a month ago.  She was the daughter of J. V. and Mary Knox Balch and was born at Janesville, Wisconsin.  She taught in the school at Galeton for a number of years.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Galeton.  Rev. Bradford G. Webster, of Knoxville, officiated.  Wm Emmons sang two hymns, accompanied by Van Emmons; burial at Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.  The pallbearers were:  Charles Rugaber, William Strait, Dan Shine, Fred Hamilton, Arch McClean, George Parks, all of Galeton.  Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rugaber, Mrs. Wolfanger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rugaber, Miss Nellie Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kennedy and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Doyle and son, William, Mrs. Bitner, Mrs. Charles Rearick, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Schoonover, Mrs. Minnie Edgcomb and Walter Grimes, of Galeton; Mrs. Thomas Sayles, William Emmons and son, Van of Westfield; Vern Balch, of Sabinsbville; Clifford Balch, of Millerton; Mrs. Edna White, of Lawrenceville, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Sumner White, of Elmira, N.Y.; Mrs. Margaret Webster, of Elkland; Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Morris, of Gates Mills, Ohio.
 

BANCROFT EUPHEMIA
Wellsboro Agitator - June 27, 1934
Mrs. Euphemia Coon, aged 92 years, died at her home in Westfield Sunday.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Bancroft and born at Addison, N.Y., March 18, 1842.  She was twice married, the first time to Alanson Burdic and later to Stephen Coon who died 40 years ago.  She was a member of the Wesleyan church and highly respected.  She was one of a large family but only one sister survives: Miss Lois Bancroft.  She is also survived by two sons, Frank and Fred Burdic of Westfield, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Maude West, of Altoona, and two stepsons; Orville Coon, of Knoxville, and Fred Coon, of Detroit, Mich.  The funeral will be held at the Wesleyan church this morning at 10:30; burial in the Knoxville cemetery.

BARNHARDT WINDSOR
Westfield Free Press Volume XXII - Thursday, December 13, 1900
The funeral of Windsor Barnhardt, who died of typhoid fever at the home of his uncle, George Persing, in Farmington on December 7th, was held at the M. E. Church, Osceola, Sunday afternoon.  Service was conducted by Rev. W. H. Henderson and Rev. Charles Weeks.  Mr. Barnhardt was 29 years old, the son of the late Charles Barnhardt of Pleasant Valley.  Survived by his mother, Mrs. George Heysham, one brother and one sister.

BEACH CURRY E.
Wellsboro Agitator - October 13, 1909
The Late C. E. Beach - Mr. Curry E. Beach, who died in Westfield on the 30th ultimo, was born on October 11, 1833.  He resided most of his life in Chatham until about 10 years ago, when he removed to Westfield.  On April 16, 1863, he married Mary E. Leonard, who died March 16, 1880.  To them were born four children, one son, Ellsworth, deceased and three daughters, Mrs. Willard Seely, of Midland, Mich; Mrs. Pickton Roberts, of Chatham and Mrs. Charles Davis of Middlebury.  He is also survived by two brothers, Winthrop Beach of Harrisburg, and Charles Beach, of Campbell, N.Y., and five sisters, Emma, of Sweden Valley, Pa; Mrs. Orvelia Brague, of Alfred, N.Y., Sarah, of Hornell, N.Y., Abbie of Clymer and Cora of Lansing.  Mr. Beach married Esther Gardner on Sept. 19, 1888, who survives him.  He was a soldier of Co. G., 207th Pa. Vol., enlisting Sept. 1, 1864, and serving until the close of the war.  He was a member of the Grand Army Post No. 258, Westfield, and a member of the Westfield Baptist Church.  Rev. W. H. Hunt, of Charleston, officiated at the funeral on October 3rd; burial in the Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.

BEACH Sophia L
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, April 21, 1909
Mrs. Sophia Erway, aged 77, wife of Mr. Philip Erway of Knoxville, died on April 9. She was born January 27, 1832 and was married to Mr. Erway eleven years ago, being his third wife. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Smith of Farmington, also by 5 sisters: Dr. Beach and Mrs. Rhodema Barnes, both of California, and Cynthia Watts of Michigan. Funeral services were held from the house on April 11th, conducted by Rev. W. P. Trowbridge, pastor of the Knoxville, M. E. Church. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.  (She was the daughter of David and Anna Beach)
 

BEAN G Drexel

Wellsboro Gazette – July 16,  1997

G. Drexel Bean, 93, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died Friday, July 11, 1997, at Horizon Health Care in Pensacola. Born July 25, 1903, in Knoxville, he was the son of Forrest E and Bertha Morse Bean He was a former employee of Root Mobile in Wellsboro and he and his wife owned and operated the former Cu-Ku Stop, Wellsboro, for many years. He was a member of the Ossea Lodge #317 F&AM, Wellsboro, and the Coudersport Consistory.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances A. Bean, who died Feb 17, 1997.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Evaline Bean of Pensacola; Robert D. and Nancy McBain of Spartanburg, SC, and Richard F. Bean of Pensacola; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.  There was no visitation. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery in Knoxville.
 

LEE F. BELLOWS age 71 of RD 4 Westfield, Pa., suddenly Friday, July 22, 1977.  The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m.  Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Survived by wife, Josephine; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Trowbridge of Sabinsville; three granddaughters, Mrs. Michael (Emily) Shaffer of Mansfield, Miss Eleanor J. Bellows of RD 4 Westfield, Miss Tommie Ann Bellows of Sabinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Dana (Mary) Baker of Knoxville, Mrs. Lynn (Emma) Doan of Knoxville, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Savey of Elmira, N.Y.; one brother, Henry of Knoxville.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/1977

BELLOWS Mary E
Wellsboro Gazette - May 7, 1986
Mrs. Mary E Baker, 90, a resident of Carleton Nursing Home Wellsboro formerly of Knoxville died at 12:15am Thursday,  May 1 1986 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Her husband Dana Baker died in 1943.  Born Jan. 25, 1896 at Deerfield Twp, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Knude and Frances Manley Bellows.  Mrs. Baker was a member of Butler Hill Baptist Church.  She also was a member of Valley Grange Knoxville.  Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Evadna Linder of Knoxville; two sons, Clarence D of Middlebury Center RD 2 and Hugh of Knoxville;  two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Savey of Sun City, Ariz and Mrs. Emma Doan of Knoxville; a brother, Henry Bellows of Knoxville; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.  A daughter, Frances died in 1983.  The funeral was held Saturday at Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  The Rev William H 0‘Neil, her pastor, officiated.

ALBERT S. BERDANIER
Rev. Albert S. Berdanier, 69, of 213 Mill Street, Westfield, died Friday, Nov. 10,  2000, at home. Born June 2, 1931, in Knoxville, he was the son of C. Reese and Marguerite Little Berdanier. He received a bachelor's degree from Houghton College and a master's degree from the University of Maryland He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean conflict. He taught for three years at Shippensburg University. He spent 40 years  starting, ministering and counseling Baptist churches in southern Pennsylvania and Maryland. Preceding him in death was one sister, Katherine Berdanier. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Thelma Trowbridge Berdanier; three daughters and son-in-law, Marcia Wright of Carlisle, Audrey Berdanier of   Hagerstown, Md., and Dawn and Wayne Adams of Westfield; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Ana Berdanier of Panama City, Fla., Kevin and Sherry Berdanier of Westfield and Craig and Betty Berdanier of Duncannon; mother, Marguerite Berdanier of Westfield; one brother, C. Reese Berdanier Jr.of Athens, Ga.; three sisters and brother-in-law, Phebe and John Wood of  Knoxville, Deborah Berdanier of Knoxville and Sally Berdanier of Westfield; 13 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins   Calling hours were held Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, Nov. 15, with the Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

BEST –MRS. ANNA PURPLE age 95 of 506 Porter St., Watkins Glen Thursday, January 28, 1971.  Funeral service will be held at the Brown Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Gary D. Bergh.  No calling hours.  Burial at (Riverside Cemetery) Knoxville, Pa.  Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Irene M. Monroe of Watkins Glen; one grandson, Jack R. Yeager of Montrose, Pa., four great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the West Methodist Church of Westfield, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/29/1971

BISHOP
Harold D. Bishop, 68, of R.D. Knoxville died early Thursday morning, April 26th, 1973 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital at Wellsboro, He was taken in the Osceola ambulance the previous morning. Mr. Bishop owned and operated a garage in Knoxville for many years. He was born in Ulysses on February 15, 1973, the son of Edwin and Anna (Gridley) Bishop. The funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland. Rev. Frank Russell, pastor of the Elkland Good News Mission, officiated. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. There were no calling hours. Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Boom; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Bonnie) Howe of Horseheads, N.Y., one niece and two grandchildren.

BLAND - Mrs. Sarah Bland Seeley [or Seelye], wife of Clifton Seeley, of Deerfield, died Tuesday morning Oct. 1st [1918] of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and one son , about two years old. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918

BLOOM Bertha Miriam
Wellsboro Gazette - April 26, 1978
Bertha M. Andrews, age 89, of 22 Maple Street, Knoxville, Pa., died on April 24,1978 in Wellsboro. She was born October 14, 1888 in Jackson Township, the daughter of George and Nettie Curran Henry.   She was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marion Fuller of Knoxville; two sons, Ernest B. Andrews, Mansfield; John H. Andrews of Roaring Branch; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 5 great, great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Lyle Andrews, of Harrison Valley, Pa.  Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.

BLOOM George Henry
Wellsboro Agitator - November 1, 1944
George Bloom died Oct. 23, at his home in Knoxville.  He was 79 years old on Oct. 17.  He was born at Mansfield, son of William and Sara Grover Bloom.  He married Nettie Curran, Dec. 25, 1886.  Mrs. Bloom died Aug. 5, 1924.  In 1929 he married Mrs. Margaret Westmiller.  Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Bertha M. Andrews; one son, Wright Bloom; four grandchildren, Lile Andrews, John Andrews, Sergeant Ernest Andrews in France, Mrs. Marian Fuller; eight great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Thursday; burial in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.

BOARDMAN - ALICE MATTESON
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 29 Sep 1909, p. 5
Mrs. Alice Matteson, widow of the late Luther Matteson, died at her home in Knoxville, Sept. 30, after an illness of many months. Her age was 55 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house; interment in the Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.

BOARDMAN Hamilton M
Wellsboro Agitator - August 7, 1946
Hamilton Boardman. aged 64 years, of Little Marsh, R. D. 1, is in a serious condition in the Blossburg Hospital where he was admitted Sunday morning following
an accident on the Cowanesque Road.  Mr. Boardman was walking on the highway during a dense fog early Sunday morning, and a car driven by Loren Doan, 21, of Knoxville, R. D. 1, struck him. The injured man was not identified until Monday. He suffered a fractured leg and arm, scalp and hip injuries, abrasions and internal
injuries.  Pfc. William Maurer of the Mansfield Detail of State Police, who investigated the accident, reports that Doan will be exonerated of charges. Mr. Boardman resides with his sister, Mrs. Arthur Leonard.

Wellsboro Agitator - August 14, 1946
Hamilton M. Boardman, of Sabinsville, died Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in the Blossburgh Hospital from injuries received when he was struck by a car operated by Loren Doan, of Knoxville, on the highway between Osceola and Elkland, Aug. 4th at 2 a.m.  Hospital officials reported that Boardman suffered a fracture of the right hip, pelvis, and left leg, internal injuries, multiple lacerations and bruises.

BOCKUS James A
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, April 7, 1920
James A. Bockus, of Knoxville, died March 24.   He was born in Herkimer County, NY in 1844, son of Mr and Mrs George Bockus.   He married  Martha Robb, who died in 1884.  [1884 probably should read 1894 as two of his daughters by Martha was born after 1884].  In 1898 he married Mrs. Harriet Bockus, who with his daughters, Mrs Stella Howell of Wellsboro;  Mrs. Roy Merrick of Deerfield, and Mrs John Spaulding of Westfield, survive.    He is also survived by 4 brothers and 5 sisters, and 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Ray Sanford of Troupsburg and Mrs Ivan Kelts of Knoxville,   also a number of grandchildren.   He enlisted when 19 years old in Co. K, 207th Regt., PA Volunteers and served until the end of the war, when he was honorably discharged.   The funeral was held March 26,  Rev  I. D. Adams, officiating.  The following from out of town attended the funeral:  William Bockus of Corning;  Mr and Mrs Irving Bockus,  Mrs Jennie Schoener and daughter;  Mrs. Wilson and son, Stewart of Wellsboro;  Mrs John Spaulding of Westfield;  Mrs. Ray Merrick and 2 children of Deerfield;  Mrs Ray Sanford of Troupsburg;  Mr. and Mrs Wiley Dibble;  George Love of Wellsboro;  P. G. Hulburt and Mrs Asah Hulburt of Chatham and Mrs Bert Schoonover of Austinburg.

 

BOOM Benjamin

Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, December 2, 1915

Benjamin Boom, aged 74 years of Chatham, died last Saturday after a few days illness, of heart trouble.  Mr. Boom was born in Chatham and was a prominent and successful farmer.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters - Mrs. George Spencer of Chatham, and Mrs. Myron Reynolds, of Elmira.  The funeral was held from the home yesterday afternoon.    

 

BOOM Mary Ann
Wellsboro Agitator - November 13, 1901
--Mrs. Mary A. King, aged 81, died recentloy in Elkland at the home of her son, Darius M. King.  She was the widow of James P. King and nearly her whole life was spent in the Cowanesque valley.  Her maiden name was Mary Ann Boom.  Burial in Knoxville.

BOOM PHOEBE
Mrs. Phoebe North Dies at Age of Eighty Years
Mrs. Phoebe North age 80 years, widow of the late Christopher North, of Knoxville, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Stroyer Friday, October 10, following a long illness of several years.  Mrs. North was the daughter of Warren and Hannah Boom, of Deerfield Township.  Mrs. North was twice married.  Her first husband  was Walker Bostwick, of Knoxville.  She has been a resident of Knoxville 40 years.  Mrs. North is survived by two grandsons, Fred and Gurney Bostwick, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held at her late home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Rev. H. E. Schmaus Episcopal minister officiated.  Mrs. North was a member of the Episcopal church of Knoxville.  Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, the pall bearers were Messrs. K. I. Bellows, J. H. Burch, Norman Crampton, O. M. Coon, Henry Boulio and W. H. Milo

BOOM WARREN
Warren Boom.
Lorenzo Warren Boom died July 16, 1906, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick, in the borough of Knoxville, Pa., after being confined to the bed about nine weeks.  His age was 83 years the 7th of March last.  His wife died five years ago the 1st day of last April, since which time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bostwick, excpet one year that he lived at West Bingham with his son, Simeon Boom, and daughter, Abbie Tarbox.  He is survived by four children who are Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick of Knoxville, Pa.; Delos Boom, of Sunderlinville, Pa., Simeon Boom and Mrs. Abbie Tarbox, of West Bingham, Pa.  Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the house of Mrs. Bostwick, Rev. Julian Lattimer, of Azelta, will officiate, and the interment will be in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville in the family plot

Wellsboro Agitator - July 25, 1906
--Mr. Lorenzo Warren Boom, aged 83, died on July 16th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick, of Knoxville.  Four children, Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick, Knoxville, Delos Boom, of Sunderlinville, Simeon Boom and Mrs. Abbie Tarbox, of West Bingham, survive him.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., Rev. Julian Lattimer, of Azelta, officiating; burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

BOSTWICK ARIVA B
Westfield Free Press - Volume XLII - July 1, 1920
Mr. Ariva B. Bostwick, of Cowanesque, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Northrop of Potterbrook on Monday.  The deceased was 78 years old.  The funeral will be held from his late home in Cowanesque, Friday, July 2nd.

BOSTWICK ARIVA B
Wellsboro Agitator - 7  Jul 1920
Ariva B. Bostwick, a well known citizen of Cowanesque, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Northrup, at Potterbrook, on June 28.  He was 78 years old.  The funeral was held from his late home in Cowanesque, Friday, July 2, at 10 a.m.

BOSTWICK Frederick H
Wellsboro Agitator – September 24, 1952
Fred Bostwick, aged 58 years, died at his home in Knoxville Saturday after an extended illness.  The son of William and Vina Hornsby Bostwick, he was born in Westfield township and had spent the greater part of his life in Knoxville.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Bostwick, one brother, Gurney Bostwick, Elmira, one step-daughter, Mrs. Alfreda Mainus, and two grandchildren, Rex and Bonnie Mainus, Knoxville.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, the Reverend Richard K. Morris, pastor of the Knoxville Baptist church, officiating.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.

BOSTWICK IZORA
Westfield Free Press - Volume XIV - Thursday, March 3, 1898
Death - Cowanesque
Mrs. Persing died at midnight Tuesday.  She leaves a husband and 3 children the youngest 4 mos. and 1 sister, Mrs. Taylor.  She was aged 25 years in August last.

BOSTWICK MELISSA D
Wellsboro Agitator -  28 September 1949
Mrs. James Trowbridge
Mrs. Melissa Taylor Trowbridge, aged 82 years, wife of James Trowbridge, of Little Marsh, R. D. 1, formerly of the Jemison, died Sept. 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Persing.  She was the daughter of Ariva and Arsula Harris Bostwick.  Funeral services were held Thursday; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.

BOSTWICK  MELISSA D
Wellsboro Gazette - 22 September 1949
Mrs. James Trowbridge
Mrs. Melissa Taylor Trowbridge, 82, wife of James Trowbridge, of Little Marsh, R. D. 1, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Persing, where she suffered a stroke four weeks ago.  A native of Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Arriva Bostwick and Arsula Harris Bostwick.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. DST from the Simmons Funeral Home in Westfield.  Interment will be made in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.

BOSTWICK WALKER W
Wellsboro Agitator – April 25, 1906
Mr. W. W. Bostwick, aged about 60, died on April 12th at his home in Knoxville, of neuralgia of the stomach.  He was born in Knoxville, July 4, 1846, and spent nearly all his life in that vicinity.  On Oct. 13, 1869, he married Phoebe J. Boom, who survives him with one son, Mr. Charles W. Bostwick.  The deceased was a member of the Cowanesque Lodge, No. 351, F. & A. M. and of Knoxville Lodge, No. 271, I. O. O. F.   He was an excellent citizen and a good man and was respected by all who knew him.

BOSTWICK WILLIAM C
Edgecomb Scrapbook - Knoxville Library - Death of W. C. Bostwick
William C. Bostwick died at his home on South Water Street, in the Borough of Knoxville, Pa., Monday morning at 7:30.  He was taken Thursday last with renal colic, which developed rapidly into appendicitis trouble.  He was attended by Dr. C. C. Gentry and Sunday it was thought nothing but an operation could save him and Dr. Silas D. Molyneux, head surgeon of the Blossburg Hospital was notified and he arrived Sunday evening accompanied by Miss Goth, a nurse from the hospital.  An operation was performed by Dr. Molyneux, assisted by Dr. Gentry and the nurse.  The appendix was found bursted which caused his death Monday morning.  Mr. Bostwick was born on the Bostwick farm in the Jemison valley in Westfield Township, September 21, 1871 and was the son of the late Walker W. and Phoebe Boom Bostwick.  He was married April 3, 1888, to Miss Vina Hornsby, and besides a wife, he is survived by two sons, Frederick H. and Gurney M. Bostwick of Knoxville.  For a number of years after marriage, mr. and Mrs. Bostwick resided on the Bostwick farm in the Jemison Valley, and thirteen years ago moved to Knoxville, where Mr. Bostwick took the livery business of  ?, who died at that time, and he has resided her conducting livery business and looking after his farming interests, having a farm in Chatham and a one in Westfield Township.  H had also dealt some in stock and in his business had not only many acquaintances in his own neighborhood but through the country and in many sections of the state, coming in contact with a number of stockmen from down state, who came to in here to buy stock.  He was an incessant worker.  He had not enjoyed the best of health for the past three years, and the last year had complained more than usual, but would keep to workas long as he could stand it before giving up and was busy Thursday last until he was compelled to go to the house on account of the severe pain.  His sudden death was a surprise to his many friends, as it was not generally known about town that he was sick until the announcement of his death was given out.  Besides his immediate family he is survived by his mother, who married for her second husband, C. North, proprietor of the Hanley House, in this borough.  He was a member of the Grange and of Cowanesque Lodge, No. 351, F. & A. M. of Knoxville,  Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.

BOSTWICK WILLIAM C
Wellsboro Agitator – January 22, 1919
William C. Bostwick died at his home in Knoxville Jan. 12, after a brief illness of appendicitis.   He was born September 21, 1871 on the Bostwick farm on the Jemison, and was the only child of William Walker and Phoebe Boone (s/b BOOM) Bostwick.  He married Miss Vina Hornsby, in 1888, and they resided in the old homestead until 13 years ago when, upon the death of the father, they removed to Knoxville.  Mr. Bostwick is survived by his and two sons, Frederick and Gurnee, and also his mother, Mrs. Christopher North.  He was a member of Knoxville Lodge, No. 351, F & A M, the members of which will have charge of the burial.  Mr. Bostwick is the seventh member of the lodge lost in eight months.  The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. S. J. A. Page officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery.

BOYCE
Boyce, Arthur M. age 90, of Westfield, Penna., RD 4, Wednesday, July 4, 1973. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. James Clemens and Rev. Samuel Oldham officiating, burial Knoxville Cemetery. Survived by son, George of West Webster, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Edna Tuttle of Bath, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Stella Tombs of Wellsboro, Penna. He made his home all his life with Mr. And Mrs. Franklin Welch; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; six great grandchildren. He was a member of the Jamison Grange.

Leader, Corning, NY; Thursday, 05 July 1973, pg 25, col 4
Arthur M. BOYCE
Westfield, PA - Arthur M. Boyce, 90, of Westfield RD 4 died Wednesday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following an illness of three weeks.  Born in Chatham Township April 29, 1883, he was the son of John and Viola Boyce.  Mr. Boyce was a self employed farmer all of his life. He was a member of the Jemesion Grange. He had made his home with Mr & Mrs Franklin Welch for a number of years. Surviving are: a son, George, of West Webester; a daughter Mrs. Edna Tuttle of Bath; a sister, Mrs Stella Toms of Wellsboro; 11-grandchildren; 21-great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev James Clemens and the Rev Samuel Oldhan officiating. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.

BOYCE JOHN
Wellsboro Agitator - September 9, 1925
John Boyce, aged 84 years, died at the home of his son, Arthur Boyce, on the Jemison, on Sept. 1, of heart disease.  He was born in New York state, March 20, 1841, and had been a resident of the Jemison Valley for many years.  He was highly respected.  He is survived by three sons and one daughter.  The funeral was held Thursday; interment in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.

BOYCE MILTON
Wellsboro Agitator – October 15, 1930
—Milton D. Boyce, aged 20 years, of Westfield, died last Tuesday in Elmira. He is survived by his, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M Boyce, a sister, Edna, a brother, George, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Tremain, all of Westfield.   The funeral was held Thursday; burial in the Knoxville cemetery.

BOYCE WILLARD
Willard C. Boyce, 83, of Knoxville RD, Thursday, June 14, 1962.  He was a member of the Valley Grange at  Academy Corners.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Burton Rice of Nelson; Mrs. Carl Yingling of Lansdale, PA, Mrs. James Wheeler of Helmeville, PA, Mrs. Thomas Spencer of Knoxville; brother, Arthur Boyce of Westfield; sister, Mrs. Ferd Tombs of Wellsville; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Body at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Calling hours:  today 7 to 9 pm; Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 pm, the Rev. Frank Russell.  Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
Home.
 

BOYLES – Torrance L. Boyles, [SRGP 78255] 65, of Knoxville, RR2, died Friday, April 12, 1996, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born July 12, 1930 in Forksville, he was the son of Lynn and Grace Brown Boyles. He was assistant vice president of Citizens and Northern Bank and manager of the Knoxville Branch office. He was employed by the bank for 27 years until his retirement in 1993. He previously worked as a milk tester in Tioga County and was manager of the Westfield Milk Producers Coop. He was a lifelong farmer and horse rancher. He was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church, Cowanesque Valley Snowriders, Border Riders Motorcycle Club and was local, state and national treasurer of the Dan’s of Foreign Service Veterans Organization and the Valley Grange. He was a former member of the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, former member and president of the Cowanesque Valley Saddle Club and served for a number of years as treasurer of the Local Boy Scout Troop #22. Surviving are his wife, June; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Nelson McKee of Middlesex, NY and Susan and Thomas Howe of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Krista Boyles of Knoxville; six grandchildren, David and Kelly Cruttenden, Jason and Jared Howe, Garrett and Erika Boyles; two step-grandchildren, Sean and Shannon McKee; a brother, Sheldon Boyles of Wysox; four sisters, Beltha Kobbe of Forksville, Ona Gunter of Hughesville, Rita Thomas of Binghamton, NY and Dora Adona McCarty of Forksville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Monday, April 15, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, April 16. The Rev. Jefferson Brewster officiated. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate, 228 S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 – Wellsboro Gazette, April 17, 1996
 

BRADLEY Eurania Jane
Wellsboro Agitator – April 10, 1929
Mrs. Daniel B. Mack.  Eurania Jane Bradley Mack died at her home at Phillips Station, March 31, aged 81 years, seven months, and 20 days. She was married to Daniel B. Mack, Feb. 12, 1866 who survives her.  Ten children were born to them, William H., of Knoxville; Orren L. of Olean; Samuel G., of San Francisco; James H., of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Lewell Howland, of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Eugene Rowland, of Seneca Falls; John F, Charles A. of Westfield; Harry deceased.  She also leaves 34 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and one half-brother, Levi Mack, of Little Marsh, and one half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Champlain of Syracuse.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Knoxville; burial in Riverside cemetery, at Knoxville.

 

NORRIS L. BREUNLE, 74 of Knoxville, Thursday, Jan. 31, 1963.  He was a plumber, a member of the Lutheran Church of Coudersport.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Earl Brown of Coudersport, Mrs. William Shay of Warren, Pa.; brother, Weldon Breunle of Hornell.  Body at Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Harry Shoaf .  Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/2/1963
 

BREWSTER, Horace L. - The funeral services of the late Horace L. Brewster were held from the home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. S J A Sage, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  Mr. Brewster was born March 23, 1853, at South Gilboa, N.Y., and was a direct descendant of Elder Brewster, who came to America in the Mayflower, and also on his mother’s side a descendant of Daniel Webster.  He was married April 9, 1890, to Abbie McNeil Billings, daughter of the late Charles F. and Helena Sweet Billings, of Elmira, and to them three sons were born: Ernest Billings, Robert Kenneth, who died at 19 months, and Horace L. Jr. who died when seventeen years of age.  Mrs. Brewster and the oldest son, Ernest B., survive him.  He also leaves one brother, Joseph Brewster, of Gloversville, N.Y.; and two sisters Mrs. Sarah DeMott, of Albany, N.Y.; and Mrs. Julia Swan of Penn Yan.  Mr. Brewster was a member of Knoxville Lodge, No. 351, F. and A. M., the members of which attended the services in a body; burial was in Riverside cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 8 June 1919

BRIGDON MYRTLE E.
Mrs. Myrtle Brigdon Erway, 88, of Knoxville, PA., widow of Otis Erway, died Sunday afternoon, June 27, 1954.  She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church.  Survived by stepdaughters, Mrs. Albert King and Mrs. Kurwin King, both of Knoxville; niece, Mrs. Alma Ferrand of Watkins Glen; nephews, Harry Ferris of Galeton, PA and Preston Ferris of Addison.  The funeral was Tuesday.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

BRIGGS BESSIE ALMA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, December 17, 1930
Mrs. Bessie Freeman, wife of Augustus Freeman, of Knoxville, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 after a long illness. She was 59 years of age. Mrs. Freeman was a life-long resident of Knoxville. She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Mrs. Grace Backus of Roulette; and Mrs. Ovid Bremmer of Knoxville; four sons: John Freeman of Rexville; Curry Freeman of Corning; Howard Freeman of home; and Basil Freeman of Coudersport; 14 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Burt Sawyer of Knoxville; Mrs. Etta Watkins of Ulysses; Mrs. Verne Frazier of Pine City and Mrs Libby Schoonover of Elkhart, Indiana and one brother, Emmett Briggs of Knoxville. The funeral was held Sunday; burial in Knoxville.

BRIGGS ---- MRS. EDITH HELENA BRIGGS SCHOONOVER, aged nearly 35, died on Jan. 21, 1910 in the Buffalo General Hospital. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Briggs, of Deerfield, and was born Feb. 20, 1875. She was married to O. A. Schoonover Feb. 19, 1895 who survives her with their four children - Abbie, aged 12 years; Edna, aged 9; Lawrence, aged 6, and Tressie, aged 4. She is also survived by her parents, one brother and six sisters. The remains were taken to Knoxville for interment. ---- Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb. 1910, p.8

BROTHERS - SIMMONS, Clara Mae Brothers
Age 72, of 101A Forestview Manor, Elkland, PA, diedFriday, May 22, 2009, at Soliders & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 21, 1936 in Coudersport, PA. Clara was the adopted daughter of Clinton and Mabel Holbert. She formerly worked at Galeton Production and was a member of the Valley Community Ambulance Association since its inception. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Kenderdine, Knoxville, PA and Lisa Krise, Elkland, PA; sons, Roger Simmons, Sommerfield, FL, Clinton (Michelle) Simmons, Elkland, PA, Jeffrey (Deborah Mae) Simmons, Elkland, PA and Robert and fiancee Lisa Harvey, Elkland, PA; also 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 1-2 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn. in Clara's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2009

BRYANT CHARLES W
Wellsboro Agitator – June 29, 1921
--Charles W. Bryant died June 19, at the family home in Elmira.  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wixom, of Detroit; Mrs. Ethel Coleman, of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Bessie Ingram, of Detroit, and Mrs. Martha Farr, of Pine Valley; four sons, Homer, Devillo, Howard and Charles, of Elmira; also 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; burial in Knoxville

BRYANT, Charles W. died Sunday afternoon at the family home, 726 Spaulding St. He is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wixon of Detroit; Mrs. Ethel Coleman of Lawrenceville, Pa., Mrs. Bessie Ingram of Detroit and Mrs. Martha Farr of Pine Valley; four sons, Homer, Devillo, Howard and Charles of this city; also 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wed. at 10 a. m. at the home and burial will be in Knoxville, Pa. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. June 20, 1921. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

 

BUCKLEY Candice M. Buckley

age 63 formerly of Knoxville, Pa. passed away May 2, 2013 at the Hazelton General Hospital in Hazelton, PA. Born May 12, 1949 in Blossburg, PA she is the daughter of the late William and Florence (Betty) Buckley.  She resided at Whitehaven Center, Whitehaven, PA since her early teens.  She was employed at the workshop and did various jobs around the center.  She was a wonderful woman, always pleasant and touched many lives at the center; She will be missed.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA with Pastor Sherry Good officiating.  Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013

 

BUCKLEY
William E. Age 91, of Mainesburg, PA, formerly of Knoxville, PA Sunday December 2, 2001 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born October 18, 1910 in Coopers Plains, NY the son of Charles & Harriett Buckley. He retired after working for over 50 years as a painter for Corning, Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Pacific during WWII. Survived by "His wife of 53 years", Florence Elizabeth Buckley; daughter, Candice Buckley, White Haven, PA; sister, Shirley Smith; brothers, Gerald & Howard Buckley and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA Thursday from 10-11 AM where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM immediately following the visitation. Rev. Jefferson Brewster Offc. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

BUNNELL –MARY M. YOUNG age 84 of Knoxville, Pa. Tuesday, June 7, 1983 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa.  Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and Committal Service there Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. Clair Statham.  Burial Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.  Survived by one son, Selden Young of Shongo, N.Y.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ella Johnson of Sunderlinville, Pa., Mrs. William (Jean) Newbury of Ulysses, Pa., Mrs. Charles (Marion) Empson of Knoxville, Pa., Mrs. John (Marie) Kinter of RD Ulysses, Pa.; 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Archie (Myrtle) Dates of Warsaw, NY, several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/9/1983

BURDIC/BURDICK SYLVIA
Wellsboro Agitator – June 4, 1919
—Mrs. Sylvia Burdick Garner, widow of the late Daniel Garner, died May 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lindsay, with whom she bad made her home the past year and seven months, after a week's Illness of influenza. Mrs. Garner was born June 2, 1830, and lived in Knoxville many years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. James Edgcomb, of Pasedena, Cal.; one sister, Mrs.Polly Doane, of Westfield; five grandchildren and several nieces. Funeral services were held at the Lindsay home Tuesday at 2 p. m.. Rev. L. D. Adams officiating; interment in Riverside cemetery.

BURDIC/BURDICK SYLVIA ANN
Death of Mrs. Garner
Mrs. Sylvia Ann Garner, who would have been 89 years old the 2nd day of June passed very quietly  away last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lindsey, South First Street, where she had made her home for the past year.  Funeral services at the home at 2 o'clock yesterday, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L. D. Adams officiating, burial in Riverside cemetery by the side of her husband.  It is expected that a suitable obituary notice will be furnished for the next issue.  Mrs. Garner was widely known and much respected by her great number of acquaintances.

BURLEY MARY C.
Wellsboro Gazette – May 8, 1919
French Hill, May 7 – The many friends of Mrs. Otis Erway, of Knoxville, will regret to learn of her death, which occurred last Friday morning about 3 o’clock.  About two months ago she underwent an operation for gall trouble at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.  The operation appeared to be successful and although in a weakened condition she was able to be removed to her home about six weeks ago.  She seemed to be getting along fairly well until about two weeks ago after her return home, when she took a turn for the worse and gradually failed until the end came.  Mary C. Erway was born in Chathm and was 50 years of age.  She was a daughter of the late Ebenezer and Martha Burley.  She was united in marriage to Otis Erway, April 29, 1888, and to them were born two daughters, Mrs. Eva King and Mrs. Mattie King, both of Deerfield.  She is also survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Tremaine and Mrs. Helen French, both of Middlebury, also two brothers – Emmett Burley, of Westfield, and Ebbie Burley of Chatham.  Mrs. Erway has been a faithful member of the Methodist church for more than twenty years, and will be greatly missed in her home and community where she had spent all her married life until about six months ago when Mr. Erway bought a home in Knoxville, where they moved.  The death of Mrs. Erway seems doubly sad, as only a few months ago another sister was summoned to a brighter and better home.  The funeral was held Sunday at the late home of the deceased , Rev. Conrad, of Rochester, N.Y., officiating.  The large concourse of friends and relatives at the services testified as to the love and esteem in which Mrs. Erway was held.  The family and relatives wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted and lent a sympathizing hand during their sad bereavement, also to the singers and those who contributed beautiful floral offerings.

 

BUSH Satie

Wellsboro Agitator – April 21, 1926

Satie Bush Seeley, wife of Harry Seeley, died April 12, at her home near Academy Corners. She suffered a shock several months ago. She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. S.L. Ludlam. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Rev. O.B. Willi, pastor of the Knoxville Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Seeley was a member, officiating; interment in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.    

 

BUTLER - TROWBRIDGE
BEVA BUTLER Age 95, of #126 Woodlawn Avenue, Westfield, Pa. Saturday December 8, 2001 at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, Pa. She was born June 27, 1906 in Mixtown, Clymer Township, Pa. the daughter of Harvey & Martha Gee Butler. She was married to Max Trowbridge who preceded her in death in 1985. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. She was the oldest living member of the Potterbrook Peoples Church & a member of the Eulalia Grange. She was a homemaker. She & her husband, Max, operated a farm in Elmer, Pa. for many years. She is survived by; Daughter, Maxine Lewis, Westfield, Pa., Step-Grandson, Bob (Lynne) Lewis, Elkland, Pa., Sister, May Mertson, Corning, NY, Brother, Bernard (Phyliss) Butler, Sabinsville, Pa., Sister-in-Law, Arleta Butler, Genesee, Pa., several Nieces, Nephews & those who called her "Gram". She was preceded in death by her husband, 5 sisters & 2 brothers. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, Pa. Tuesday at 2-4 & 7-9 PM. where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Pastor Mike Jayne & Rev. Robert Walters Offc. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Potterbrook Peoples Church & the Sabinesville Vol. Ambulance Assn. in Beva's memory.

BUTLER MYRA
Wellsboro Agitator -February 9, 1944
Mrs. Myra Chappell, aged 63 years, died Sunday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.  She was born in Knoxville, R.D., March 29, 1880, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Butler.  She is survived by her husband, Ben Chappell, one daughter, Mrs. Clair Gerow, of Knoxville, three grandchildren, Earl , Lorna and Sonja, father, Frank Butler, of Knoxville, R. D., two brothers, Dell Butler, of Knoxville, R. D., and Waldo, of Addison, N.Y.  She was a member of the Butler Hill church.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., at the home at Academy Corners, Rev. A. H. Owens, of the Baptist church, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville. 

 

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