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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.
Deerfield Township - Knoxville Borough, Tioga County PA.
CALKINS –HELEN C. HOUGHTALING age 88 of Riverside Manor, Westfield, PA, Sunday, April 26, 1992 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Wellsboro, PA. She was a homemaker, born September 9, 1903, the daughter of Myron and Nellie Bates Calkins. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Harold Plank, RD Westfield, PA; daughter, Penny Pierce, City Route, Westfield, PA; daughter-in-law, Margery Houghtaling, RD Westfield, PA; son-in-law, Meredith Simmons, RD Westfield, PA; sisters, Clara Hollenbeck, Oneida, NY, Freda Heath, Cortland, NY and Reva Baker, Painted Post, NY; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Essio in 1976; daughter, Berldine Simmons in 1988 and son, Durwood Houghtaling in 1990. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA Tuesday, April 28, 1992, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Charles R. Burgard officiating. Burial, Riverview Cemetery, Potterbrook, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association or the Riverview Cemetery Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1992
Elaine Carlson Lugg, 78, formerly of Tioga and Knoxville, died suddenly, Sept. 9, 2008 in her Sarasota, Fla. home. She was born March 21, 1930 in Mansfield, the daughter of Frank and Bernice Williams Carlson, who predeceased her. Mrs. Lugg was a graduate of the Tioga High School and the former Mansfield State College. She was an elementary teacher in New York schools. On Jan. 2, 1954, she married the late Donald E. Lugg in the Presbyterian Church of Tioga. He predeceased her on Feb. 25, 2006. She was a life member of the Presbyterian Church of Tioga and an associate member of the Church of Palms in Sarasota. She was a member of the Tioga Chapter OES; the retired teachers' organization and was involved in Literacy Volunteers. Survivors include Allen and Ruth Lugg of Lock Haven, Anne P. Lugg of Knoxville; nieces and nephews, numerous friends in Pennsylvania and Florida and many friends in the Knoxville area. Committal in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
CARPENTER Adah E
Wellsboro Agitator - October 13, 1948
Mrs. Adah Davenport, aged 65 years, of Knoxville, R. D., died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Thursday, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Funeral services were held Monday, Rev. Carl Vandenburg, of Knoxville, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 26, 1902
--Mr. Charles Carpenter, aged nearly 75, died on the 15th instant at the home of Darius Short in Westfield township. The deceased lived formerly in Knoxville and he was buried there.
CARPENTER Charles M.
Age 87, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, RD, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Cowanesque, PA, died June 25, 2007 at Broad Acres. He was born October 22, 1919 in Westfield, PA, the son of Lee and Ezilphia Osgood Carpenter. He is survived by cousins, Ralph Osgood, Caledonia, NY, Lawrence Osgood, Brownsville, TX, Donald Osgood, Wellsville, NY, Carl Osgood, Wellsville, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Thursday, 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA
CARPENTER ELIZABETH MAY
Wellsboro Agitator - September 25, 1901
--Mrs. Ozial King, aged 67, of Westfield township, died at her home on September 16th.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 1, 1944
Fred Carpenter, of Knoxville, formerly of Wellsboro, died yesterday morning at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, where he was admitted last Thursday. He was formerly Superintendent of the Tioga County Farm.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 8, 1944
Fred Carpenter, aged nearly 66 years, for many years a resident of Knoxville, died Feb. 29, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born in Deerfield, May 19, 1878. Survivors include his widow; a son, Lloyd Carpenter, of Forty Fort, PA.; three grandchildren, Lois, Eileen, Fred and Frank; a sister, Mrs. Adna Davenport, and several nieces and nephews. Burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville Friday
CARPENTER Lee Lincoln
Wellsboro Agitator - June 4, 1942
Lee Carpenter, a lifelong resident of the Jemison Valley, died at the Blossburg State Hospital, May 24. He was the son of the late Charles and May Burrell Carpenter and resided on his father's farm, where he had spent his entire 60 years. He leaves his widow, Zilthia Osgood Carpenter; a son, Charles, and a brother, Glenn, all at home.
Malcolm Carson, 11, of Covington, was fatally injured Thursday at 4 p.m. when he ran across the Susquehanna Trail into the path of a truck driven by Alton Crippen of Rutland. The boy and his father, Ransford Carson, Covington horse dealer, had parked across from Mr. Carson's stables. The lad started to run across the road but his father saw a large van approaching and held him back. Then, as the van passed, Malcolm started across. He failed to see the Crippen truck following van. The boy's skull was fractured and he died en route to the Blossburg State Hospital, according to Corp. G. W. Gabrielson of the Mansfield Motor Police station. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Harriet, Beulah and Elaine, and one brother, Gordon. He was born here July 3, 1927 and was a member of the 6th grade of the Covington school. He was a Boy Scout and a boy with many winning ways and liked by everyone. His funeral was largely attended Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ, the Rev. E. W. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery. Burden officiating. The young men's quartet sang two selections with Mrs. A. J. Richards accompanist. The floral tribute was most beautiful. Pall bearers were George Johnson, Egbert Owlett, Joe Brooks, Florin Conklin, William Messner and Lowell Frost. Much sympathy is expressed everywhere for the bereaved family.
CARSON - Ransford E. Carson, 82, of Covington, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 1969 in the Blossburg Hospital where he had been admitted Feb. 18. He was a retired farmer. Born in Wellsboro Jan. 11, 1887, he was the son of William and Mary Lanck[?] Carson. For over 50 years he had been a member of Covington Borough Grange. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples. Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Cleveland, a son Gordon of Troy; three daughter, Mrs. Harriet Higgins, of Covington, Mrs. Elaine[?] Cutler of Drumore and Mrs. Beulah Oliver of Baldwinsville, NY; two brothers, Elmer and Orlando, both of Wellsboro; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Clickner officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 27, 1969 MHS 1915
MISS GERTRUDE CASE
Miss Gertrude Case of Knoxville, died at her home in Knoxville Monday, July 16, 1973. Miss Case was 97 years of age and had taught all her life home town. She was a founder of the Knoxville Public Library and a 51-year member of the Knoxville Chapter OES. She is survived by cousins, Mrs. J.R. Adams of LaFeria, Texas, and Mrs. Norman Quermback of Snyder, NY. Funeral services were held at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, with Rev. Lyman Floyd Fletcher officiating and burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
Case, Gertrude age 97, of Case St., Knoxville, Penna., Monday, July 16, 1973 at the family home. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Penna. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Lyman Floyd Fletcher, burial Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Penna. Survived by cousins, Mrs. J. R. (Jacqueline) Adams of LaFeria, Texas, Mrs. Norman (Marjorie) Quermback of Snyder, N.Y. She was a 51 year member of the Knoxville Chapter OES No. 328. She was a school teacher for 45 years and a founder of the Knoxville Public Library and served for many years as librarian of that library.
James Marshall Age 94, of 111 Northeast Street, Knoxville, PA, Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Collins Personal Care Home, 306 East Main Street, Elkland, PA. He was born November 19, 1911 in Sabinsville, PA, the son of Charles and Thankful Short Chamberlain. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Atlantic and Pacific during WWII on the USS CARD. He worked as a self-employed upholsterer after WWII. He was employed for many years by Ingersoll-Rand, and her retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a charter member and Past Commander of Knoxville V.F.W. Post #6753. He was a member of Club "63", Elkland, PA, and a social member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Co. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Connie Chamberlain, Duncannon, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Nola and Gary Ream, Knoxville, PA; daughter, Judith Hunter, R.D., Osceola, PA; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella in 1991. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Knoxville V.F.W. Post #6753, and the Valley Community Ambulance Assn.
CHAPIN Eleanor (Chapin) Robbins
89 of Knoxville, died at the Carleton Care Center, Wellsboro, on Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011, at 7:30 a.m., surrounded by her family and caring staff. Eleanor was born in Whitesville, N.Y., April 29, 1922, the daughter of David and Jennie Carroll Chapin. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 3 p.m., where a memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m., with Pastor Sherry Good, officicating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 280, Osceola, Pa. 16942 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Wellsboro Gazette – December 1, 2011
CHAPPELL Albion T
Wellsboro Agitator - April 8, 1903
Mr. Albion T. Chappell, aged 45, died on March 27th at his home in Knoxville, after having been in poor health more than three years. He was born in Deerfield township and had lived there till two years ago when he removed to Knoxville. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Flora Jackson, by one son, Mr. E. R. Chappell, a dentistry student and by one daughter, Miss Itol Chappell. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and a Mason.
CHAPPELL Earl R
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, July 4, 1906
—The remains of the late Mr. Earl R. Chappell aged 25, who was killed by lightning recently at Rhodeedale, Ohio, were buried at Knoxville on June 20th, under the direction of the local Odd Fellows lodge, Rev. L. F. Mulhollen officiating. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Flora Chappell, of Elmira; his wife, nee Lillian Bellows, and two children, and one sister, Miss Itol
Chappell, of Elmira.
Wellsboro Agitator August 10, 1904
Death of John C. CHAPPELL
John C. Chappell, aged 57, died of typhoid fever at his home in Knoxville on August 1st after a brief illness. He was born in Deerfield township in 1847 and was married to Theodosia Lawrence in 1872. His wife died in 1888 while they resided in Kansas, and the family shortly after returned East. Mr. Chappell's second wife was Mrs. Ellen A. Robertson, whom he married in 1891. Besides his wife and step-daughter, Mr. Chappell is survived by four children, Isola, wife of Frank Whitney, of Wellsboro; Zela, wife of Floyd Voorhees, of Daggett; Dela, wife of Fred Knapp, of Elmira; one son, Mr. Roy Chappell, of Knoxville; by one brother, Mr. William Chappell, of Knoxville and one half-brother, Mr. Charles Dingman, of Westfield. He was a sober hardworking man, an exemplary and respected citizen and a good neighbor and his death is mourned by a large number of friends. Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon in Knoxville and the remains were interred in the Riverside cemetery.
Death of W. W. CHAPPELL
Will Chappell, as he was familiarly known, died Monday, Sept. 11, 1905 at 12 o'clock noon, at the home of W. W. Bostwick, in the borough of Knoxville, Pa., after being confined to his bed about six weeks of nervous shocks, following an operation for the removal of polyps from his nose and head. He is survived by a son and daughter, both residents of Lakeview, Mich., and both married. He is also survived by one half brother, Charles Dingman, of Westfield, PA. He was born in Deerfield, PA., Sept. 17, 1850. He has lived in Knoxville for the past seventeen years, except a few months that he spent in California two years ago. For ten years past he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bostwick. He was by trade a painter and paper hanger, but for several years he has devoted his time entirely to wagon painting, and was an excellent mechanic in that line of work. He was a member of the I.O.O. F. and his funeral will be held today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the M. E. Church at 2 o'clock p.m., the pastor, Rev. B. F. Mulhollen, will officiate. The burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville and will be conducted by the Knoxville Lodge, I.O.O.F.
CHASE BARBARA LINES
Barbara Age 85, formerly of Cowanesque and Elkland, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2006, in Pittsford, NY. She was born August 17, 1921 in Knoxville, PA, the daughter of Ernest and Lillian Bellows Chase. She graduated from Knoxville High School and Rochester Business Institute. Together with her husband, Harold "Pete" Lines, they owned and operated Lines' General Store in Cowanesque, PA, for over 40 years. She was a member of the Cowanesque United Methodist Church and the River Valley Country Club. Barbara cherished her family and was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed music, cooking, golf and spending time with family and friends. She will be dearly missed. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Harold, on August 8, 2002. She is survived by her sons, David (Brenda) Lines of Lansing, NY, and Richard (Judy) Lines of Pittsford, NY; grandchildren, Amanda Lines of Lansing, NY, Krista (Greg) Jablonsky of Poughquag, NY, and Daniel and Stephanie Lines of Pittsford, NY. Friends and family are invited to call at the Zornow-Hedges Funeral Home, 21 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsford, NY, on Saturday, October 7, from 1-3 p.m., followed directly with a memorial service. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA, will be arranged at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's memory to Visiting Nurse Hospice & Palliative Care, c/o Visiting Nurse Foundation, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580.
ERNEST D. CHASE, 90 of Cowanesque, formerly of Knoxville, Pa., this morning, Aug. 11, 1956. He was a member of the Valley Grange and Cowanesque Chapter, F&AM of Knoxville. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Bellows Chase; daughters, Mrs. Ralph Day of Keeneyville, Pa., Mrs. Henry Doan of Knoxville, Mrs. Thomas Fields of Elmira and Mrs. Harold Line of Cowanesque; son Lincoln Chase of Knoxville; several grandchildren. The body is at Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. in the Knoxville Methodist Church, the Rev. Doyle Shields. Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1956
CHILSON Allie Vernett
Wellsboro Agitator - April 6, 1932
Knoxville, April 5 - Mrs. Allie Vernett Watkins, aged 68 years, wife of Herbert N. Watkins, died Saturday morning after a long illness. She was born July 6, 1863 at Troupsburg, N.Y., and removed to Knoxville 44 years ago. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. L. J. Engler, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Watkins is survived by her husband and several children and grandchildren.
CHURCH Dion William
Age 65, of Knoxville, PA, formerly of Harvest, AL, died June 29, 2009, at the VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. He was born September 6, 1943 in Nelson, PA, the son of Clair and Evelyn Miller Church. He was a Staff Sgt. in the US Army, did 3 tours in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star, Iron Cross of Galentry with Palm, National Defense Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He was a Cowanesque Valley High School graduate, an avid sportsman and trap shooter. He loved teaching young people about hunter safety and trap shooting. He was an NRA Patron member, Past Commander of Leon O'Bryan Post #428 American Legion, Elkland, PA, and member of the honor guard. He was a member of the Hillside, Nessmuk and Corning Rod and Gun Clubs. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn, Knoxville, PA; nephew, Guy (Kathy) McKay, Huntsville, AL; great-niece, Michelle, Huntsville, AL. He was preceded in death by his father, Clair Church; and sister, Dawn Mikolajczak. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 3, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Full Military Honors will be accorded at the gravesite. Pastor Steve Stutler, offc. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901; or the Leon O'Bryan Post #428 American Legion, Elkland, PA 16920. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/1/2009
CHURCH - MASCHO
Mary E. Church Age 80, of #4 Highland Street, Wellsboro, PA, Sunday, July 17, 2005, at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born February 7, 1925 in Knoxville, PA, the daughter of Herold E. and Eva Coon Church. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the former A.W. Lugg & Co., Knoxville, PA. She was a member of Yoked Churches of Knoxville, PA, and the Ladies Aux. of Howard S. Lines V.F.W. Post #6753, Knoxville, PA. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Monk, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Ted Church, Conyers, GA; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Church, Westfield, PA, Beatrice Church, Orlando, FL, Betty Hoad, Clifton Springs, NY; brothers-in-law, Syvellon Mascho, Jackson Summit, PA, John Mascho Jr., Fayetteville, NC, Leslie Davies, Knoxville, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Mascho; and brothers, Robert, Stuart, Duane, and Donald Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Paul Palmer Green officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Co. in Mary's memory.
CLARK Evert David
Age 82 of 411 North Water St., Knoxville, Pa., died May 4, 2012 at Collins Personal Care Home, Westfield, PA. He was born Mar. 17, 1930 in Willing, NY, the son of Carmi and Della Graves Clark. He retired from the US Air Force after 23 years of service, was an employee of Penn. Dept. of Transportation for 19 years where he was a paving foreman, member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Knoxville VFW, American Legion, Westfield Masonic Lodge #477 F&Am., Coudersport Consistory,River Valley Country Club and was an avid outdoorsman. Survived by: Wife – Jo Ann; Sons – Patrick(Melissa)Clark, Westfield, PA; C. William Clark, Perkasie, PA; Matthew (Diane) Clark, Green Lane, PA; Daughters – Gail (David) Wical, Troy, TX; Mona (George) Lewis, Grand Prairie, TX; Brenda (Larry) Scott, Union Mills, NC; April Clark,, Knoxville, PA; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; Sisters – Christine Cook, Westfield, PA; Victoria Harper, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA. Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, Friday at 11:00 am. Rev. Joseph McNamara, offciating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. with full military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville VFW Building Fund, Knoxville, Pa. 16928. Funeral home obituary – May 7, 2012
CISCO Lena Malvina
Wellsboro Agitator - November 26, 1947
Mrs. Lena M. Tremaine, aged 82 years, died Monday at 5 p.m., at her home, 28 West Water street, Wellsboro. She formerly resided at Knoxville. She was born Feb. 17, 1865, in New York state, daughter of Francis and Mary Harris Cisco. She is survived by her husband, David Tremaine, two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Victor A. Lowell, of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Marghany Welch, of Westfield; William Cisco, of Addison; Robert Cisco, of Corning; James Cisco, of Wellsboro. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bastian Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Titus, officiating; burial at Knoxville.
Mrs. Flora M. Erway, 80, of Wellsboro, formerly of Knoxville, widow of Andrew Erway. Monday, June 13, 1949, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lila Butler of Wellsboro. A native of Middlebury Township. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Lila Butler; sons, Fordie and Lyman Erway, both of Little Marsh, Pa. Archie Erway of Corning; brother, Andrew Clark of Westfield; sisters, Mrs. Floyd Hunter of Little Marsh, Mrs. Fay Harrington of Knoxville RD, Mrs. Howard Weaver of Hunt, NY; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville, and Thursday will be taken to the Calvary Tabernacle in Wellsboro, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev. H. E. Crosby. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
CLARK Florence R. “Betty” Buckley
92, formerly of Knoxville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at the Broad Acres Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include a daughter, Candice Buckley of White Haven and a brother, Edward Clark of Knoxville. Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Yoked Church of Knoxville, Alba Street, Knoxville. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Jefferson Brewster officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Arrangements are with Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Corning Leader – January 25, 2012
CLARK IRENE L
Wellsboro Agitator - April 9, 1959
Mrs. Howard Moore - Mrs. Irene Moore of Elkland died Wednesday, April 1, 1959 at Corning Hospital where she had been a patient for five months. She was born in Ansonia, Pa., October 2, 1912, the daughter of the late Andrew and Adelia Clark. She was the wife of Howard Moore and was employed in the Press ware plant of Corning Glass Works until her illness. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; a son, Donald Moore of Little Marsh; three grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Lines of Knoxville, Mrs. Fred Holp of Laurel, Del., Mrs. Warren Abbott of Williamsport, and Mrs. Leva Confer of Corning, N.Y., and a brother, Ellsworth Clark of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Knoxville Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
CLARK MENZO D
Menzo D. Clark - handwritten on article Jan 4 1927
Menzo D. Clark, of Elmira, brother of Mrs. Horton Clark, of Painted Post, dropped dead about 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning January 4, 1927, while ringing the door bell at the home of Mrs. Maude Costley, of 260 West Chemung Place, Elmira. Mr. Clark, who was a well known real estate and insurance man, of Elmira, was stricken with a heart seizure and expired before medical aid could be summoned. When Mrs. Costley responded to the bell, Mr. Clark fell into the vestibule. Dr. S. Tracey Hamilton, city coroner, was summoned and pronounced death due to cerebral apoplexy. Mr. Clark's automobile was parked at the curb in front of the residence but it could not be ascertained whether he had become ill and was going into the house for aid or on a business call. The body was taken to the Wilson funeral home on South Main street and the automobile taken to the City Hall parking place by Detective John L. Wilmot and Patrolman Earl Platt. Mr. Clark was a native of Knoxville, Pa.. Besides his sister, Mrs. Horton Clark, he is survived by his widow; a daughter, Miss Mary Clark, at home; his mother, Mrs. Helen Sensabaugh of Knoxville, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Ira Doane of Montour Falls, a brother Mervin Clark of Dundee. Funeral announcements will be made later.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, December 6, 1944
Mark Colvin, aged 43 years died Thursday after a long illness. He was born Dec. 2, 1901, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Colvin, of
Osceola. He married Miss Daisy Walker of Knoxville, April 19, 1919. They-have resided in Knoxville for 26 years. Mr. Colvin conducted a meat and grocery store for eight years. He was a member of the I. 0. 0. F. and Moose of Elkland and the Knoxville Fire Company. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Barbara and Beverly, one son, Jack, his father, Alfred Colvin and half-brother, Russell Elliott, of Elkland. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Stanton, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
COE Zora M.
Wellsboro Agitator - November 30, 1938
Knoxville, Nov. 29-The funeral of Mrs. Zora M. Sweet, who died Saturday, was held Tuesday. She was born near Oswayo, Pa., Nov. 7, 1882, daughter of Amos and and Ella Coe. She was twice married and after the death of her first husband, she moved from Harrison Valley to Knoxville, where she was employed at the Knoxville Courier office for several years. In May, 1920, she was married to Walter Sweet of Knoxville, who survives with one son. Russell Sewell at home; three sisters, Mrs. Olda Bush of Mohawk, N. Y., Mrs. George Dinnison of Fort Meade, Florida; and Mrs. Lois Harris, of Knoxville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Inez Sargeant, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Doris Sherer of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Walter and Jane Sargeant and Kenneth Sherer, Jr.; also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sweet was a member of the M. E. church and Galetea Rebekah Lodge, of Knoxville; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville, Rev. B. G. Webster officiating.
COON ORVILLE M
Knoxville – Orville M Coon, 83, died Monday afternoon, Apr. 3, 1944, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Gilbert, with whom he had made his home. For 63 years he had resided in Knoxville. He worked for Edgcomb & Sons for some time and had been janitor of the school for a number of years. He was born near Addison and a life long member of the Methodist Church. Three daughters, Mrs. Charles Houghtaling of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Lulu Gilbert of Knoxville, Mrs. Harold Church of Cowanesque; one son, William Coon of Bath, N. Y.; one brother of Freesoil, Mich.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive, also a half sister, Mrs. Maud West of Tyrone, Pa. Funeral was held Thursday at the home of his daughter with the Rev. Leo J. Engler of the Corning Methodist Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carl VanderBerg. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. (dated Friday, Apr. 7, 1944)
COOPER BETSEY D
Death of Mrs. Matteson
Mrs. Betsey D. Matteson, widow of the late Henry Matteson, who was killed by the cars on the railroad at Knoxville twenty-eight years ago last October, died Sunday morning last, March 28, 1915 at the home of her son, H. B. Matteson, in Knoxville, PA. after an illness of less than two days. She was down town Thursday last and was taken sick on Friday. She was born at Ithaca New York January 12, 1833 and was the daughter of Jason and Mariah Cooper, coming to Pennsylvania with her parents when small, locating in Chatham Twp, where she practically spent her entire life. She was one of a large family of children, only one of whom survives her, a brother, Burdick Cooper, of Sabinsville. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, L. B. Matteson, of Horseheads, NY; H. B. Matteson, of Knoxville, PA.; Mrs. H. Z. Pride, of Westfield, PA, and Mrs. Charles Perry, of Lawrenceville, PA. One daughter, Ellen, wife of H. C. Jackson and mother of Mrs. W. A. Draucker, of this place, died about twenty-eight years ago. Aunt Betsey Matteson, as she was familiarly known by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances, was a woman very much respected by all who knew her and possessed many excellent qualities. When in active life she was a business woman and managed her affairs successfully after the death of her husband. She was an excellent neighbor, a good mother and her death will be mourned by many outside her immediate family and other more distant relatives, although she lived to a ripe old age. Funeral services were held from the home of her son, H. B. Matteson, North First Street, yesterday, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Rev. G. S. Miller, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating, and the interment was in the family plot in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.
COOPER EARL EVERETT
Elmira Star Gazette 06/28/04
Earl E. Age 90, of Little Marsh, PA, died June 25, 2004, at his home. He was the husband of the late Emma Atwell Cooper, who died July 29, 1995. Earl was born August 17, 1913 in Westfield, PA, the son of the late Everett and Pearl Warren Cooper. He was a graduate of the Westfield High School and currently owned and operated his own dairy and sheep farm. He was a member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church, Past Master and Secretary of the Cowanesque Lodge F. & A.M., and member of the Scottish Rite of Coudersport, 32nd Degree Mason, and MSA Recipient. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Joseph E. and Betty Joyce Cooper, Natrona Heights, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Gail Ann and Homer Knepp, Mohnton, PA; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Cooper, Mehoopany, PA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by one son, Harry; four brothers; and one sister. Friends and relatives are invited to Earl's Life Celebration on Monday, June 28, 2004, at his residence on Bates Hill Road, Little Marsh, PA, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. at his home. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at his home, and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little Marsh United Methodist Church. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with his grandson, the Rev. Robert Knepp, officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Local Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to a charity of donor's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 17, 1901
Sunderlinville, April 16 - Mrs. Hannah Boom, an old and respected resident of this place, died recently of pneumonia, after a short illness, at her daughter’s at West Bingham, where she was visiting. She was a member of the First –day Adventist Church here. Funeral services were held at Knoxville, Rev. Burr Eggleston, officiating. Note: died 1 Apr 1901
COOPER LEILA ADA
Merrick, L. Ada (Mrs. Reed Merrick)
age 69, of Knoxville, Pa. Tuesday, May 16, 1967 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Relatives and friends may call at the Eaton Funeral Home Knoxville, Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services from the First Methodist Church, Knoxville at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. James Williams, officiating, Interment Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Survived by husband, Reed J. Merrick; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Thomas of Knoxville, Mrs. Clare Walker of Knoxville, and Mrs. Olive Wood of Little Marsh, PA; nephew, Dr. Stewart Davis MD of Westfield, PA; 7 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Knoxville, member of W.S.C.S.; a gold star member; charter member of the Eastern Star, Knoxville Chapter. Memorials may be presented in her name to the First Methodist Church of Knoxville. She was born Jan. 20, 1898, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude Mosher Cooper
COOPER LEILA ADA
Funeral services for Ada Merrick this Saturday. Knoxville - Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at three o'clock in the First Methodist Church for Mrs. L. Ada Merrick, who died Tuesday, May 16, 1967, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira. The Rev. James Williams will conduct the service, and burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. 69 years old at the time of her death, Mrs. Merrick was born January 20, 1898 to Henry and Gertrude (Mosher) Cooper of Little Marsh, Pa. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Knoxville and its WSCS; she was also a charter member of the Knoxville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and a Gold Star Mother. Her survivors include her husband, Reed Merrick; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Thomas, and Mrs. Clare Walker, both of Knoxville, and Mrs. Olive Wood of Little Marsh; a nephew, Dr. Stuart Davis of Westfield; seven grandchildren. Her body is at the Eaton Funeral Home where the family will receive callers from 7 to 9 this evening (Thursday) and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday afternoon and evening. Memorial gifts may be presented in her name to First Methodist Church of Knoxville.
Lorenzo A. Cooper, aged 77 years, died Monday morning at his home in Knoxville, after a long illness. He was born in Chatham, July 7, 1865, son of W. E. and Urania J. Mack Cooper. His home had always been in Knoxville and vicinity. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., of Knoxville and Valley Grange. The funeral will be held Thursday with prayer at the home at 1:30 and services at the Methodist church at 2 p.m. Rev. Leo J. Engler, of Corning, a former pastor here, will officiate; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Survivors include, one sister, Mrs. Ella Dennis, of Ulysses; and the following nieces and nephews, Mrs. Lena Mae Zapf, Mrs. Ada Merrick, of Knoxville; Mrs. Lelia Davis, of Little Marsh; Mrs. Helen Haight of Altoona; Mrs. Clair Meade and Henry Smith of Sabinsville; Chester Crumb, of Ulysses and Arthur Churchill, of Azelta.
D216 Aunt Cora's funeral book
COOPER LORENZO A
Lorenzo A. Cooper, 76, of Knoxville died Monday morning, May 25, 1942 of a heart attack at his home on S. First St., after a long illness. He had always lived in Knoxville and vicinity. Mr. Cooper was a member of the Methodist Church, Knoxville IOOF and Valley Grange. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ella Dennis of Ulysses, PA; five nieces, Mrs. Lena Mae Zapf and Mrs. Ada Merrick of Knoxville; Mrs. Lelia Davis of Little Marsh; Mrs. Helen Haight of Altoona and Mrs. Clair Meade of Sabinsville; three nephews, Henry Smith of Sabinsville, Chester Crumb of Ulysses and Arthur Churchill of Azelta, PA. Prayer service at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and funeral at the Methodist Church at 2. The Rev. Leo J. Engler of Corning, former Knoxville pastor, will officiate. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
COOPER LORENZO A
Lorenzo A. Cooper - The death of Lorenzo A. Cooper, 76, occurred at his home in Knoxville, Monday morning, May 25, 1942. Mr. Cooper had been ill for more than two years and had been cared for by his neice, Mrs. Lena Mae Zapf, who always made her home with him.
He was born July 7, 1865, in Chatham Township, PA, the son of W. E. and Urania J. MACK Cooper. Since retiring from farming, he had always resided here, where he was held in respect. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Knoxville, and the Valley Grange.
The funeral was held Thursday (today) with prayer at the home at 1:30 and services in the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leo J. Engler, of Corning, a former pastor here, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Besides one sister, Mrs. Ella Dennis, of Ulysses, the following neices and nephews survive: Mrs. Lena Mae Zapf; Mrs. Ada Merrick, of Knoxville; Mrs. Lelia Davis, of Little Marsh; Mrs. Helen Haight, of Altoona; Mrs. Clair Meade and Henry Smith of Sabinsville; Chester Crumb, Ulysses, and Arthur Churchill of Azelta."
Mrs. Amy V. Van Gorden, 73, of Elkland, PA Monday, Feb. 6, 1950, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Elkland Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Nelson, PA. Survived by husband, Everett Van Gorden; sons, Archie of Syracuse, Robert C. of Elkland, and Harold of Rochester; daughters, Mrs. Pearl Van Gorder of Elmira, Mrs. Maryetta Van Zile of Rochester, and Patricia Evelyn Van Gorden of Rochester; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, where funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Carpenter. Knoxville (PA) Cemetery.
Feb. 15, 1950
Mrs. Everitt Van Gorden - Mrs. Amy Van Gorden. wife of Everitt Van Gorden, died Feb. 6, at her home in Elkland. She was a member of the Methodist churc, Lola Casbeer class, and the Elkland Rebekah Lodge. In addition to her husband, she leaves three sons, Archie, of Syracuse; Robert, of Elkland, and Harold of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl VanGorden of Elmira; Mrs. Mary Van Zile and Miss Patricia Evaline Van Gorden, of Rochester; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. Charles Carpenter, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
Jessie M. Retired Secretary Westfield Resident Died Wednesday, September 5, 2001. Born in McKean County, PA, she was the daughter of Merl and Mary Wass Cosper. She graduated from the Westfield High School, the Corning Secretarial School, the Elmira Public Evening School, and the Bryant & Stratton Business College in Buffalo, NY. Jessie worked as a private secretary for many years for the Sybron Corp. in Rochester, NY. She was a member and Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a long-time member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Westfield. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Husted in 1992 and Gretchen Worden in 1993. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 9th in the Riverside Cemetery, (use detour), Knoxville, PA. The Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA 16950. Arrangements are entrusted to the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 18, 1898
Knoxville, May 14 – Fred Costley, aged about 23 years, son of Mr. David Costley, who lives about two miles up the river from this borough, was instantly killed about 11 o’clock this morning by the pay-car “John” on the Fall Brook railway. Young Costley was returning home from Knoxville and was walking up the track. He was quite deaf, and he was usually very alert and careful about trains; but at this time of day he expected to find the track clear. The engineer of the “John” blew the whistle and did all that he could to attract Costley’s attention; but he did not seem to be aware of the approach of the car until it struck him. His body was terribly mangled.
COSTLEY Fred E.
Corning Evening Leader – Tuesday, August 16, 1932
The body of Fred E. Costley, 63, who died here Monday afternoon has been removed to his home at 46 East William street. Friends are invited to call at the home until Thursday noon, when the body will be taken to Knoxville. Ps. The funeral will be held at the home of his brother, Benjamin Costley of Knoxville, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Raymond Foster of the Gospel Tabernacle in this city will officiate and interment will be made in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville. Mr. Costley was born in Knoxville, June 11, 1869, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Costley. He was united In marriage to Miss Hattie M. Terrill, who died in 1910. Mr. Costley had been a resident of Corning for the past 25 years where he was engaged as a painter and carpenter. He was a man of kindly disposition with a host of friends. He leaves a son Floyd at home; three sisters. Mrs. Emma Campbell Of Knoxville; Mrs. Mattie Ellison, Spring Valley and Mrs. Dora Eldridge of Whiteville; a brother Benjamin Costley of Knoxville and two grandsons, Elwood of Rome and Arthur at home.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 23, 1935
Cowanesque, May 27 – George Costley, a highly esteemed resident of Phillips, died at the Blossburg Hospital Friday evening following an illness of pneumonia.
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIX - Thursday, July 30, 1908
James Costley died in Deerfield Township on July 20, 1908. He was born in Deerfield Township on March 22, 1828. He married Polly Schoonover on March 2, 1851. Eleven children were born to them, five of whom are living, Uri of Elmer, Mrs. Martha Wilhelm of Reno, Nevada, Lewis of Knoxville, Mrs. Cass Taft of Westfield and Jacob of Knoxville. He served 18 months in Co. L, 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteers Cavalry during the Civil War. Buried in Knoxville Cemetery.
CRAMPTON NORMAN C
Wellsboro Gazette - October 5, 1939
Knoxville - Funeral services were conducted last Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Griggs funeral home for Norman Crampton of this place, who died at his home on Main street, Sept. 23, after an illness from a shock suffered several weeks ago. Mr. Crampton was born in Deerfield township, August 14, 1856. His wife, who was, Emma Freeman, of Deerfield, died in 1922. Also an adopted daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ferris, died a number of years ago. Mr. Crampton was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Knoxville about 40 years. Surviving are one grandson, Freeman Ferris and great-grandson, Norman Ferris of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were in charge of the Rev. Bradford G. Webster, of the Methodist church; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville. Bearers were: John Bayer, John Storher, Fred Brownell, Herman Colegrove, Joseph Sutton and Volney Atwell
CURRAN Annette M. “Nettie”
Wellsboro Agitator Sep 3, 1924
Mrs. George Bloom, of Knoxville, died Aug. 25. She had been in poor health for a number of years. Her death came suddenly, caused by acute nervous shock, from which she suffered only about two hours. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Andrews, of Little Marsh, and one son, Wright, of Butler Hill, and one sister, Mrs. Frankie Teachman. Funeral services were held at Knoxville Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock; interment at Knoxville.
CURRAN Annette M. “Nettie”
Mrs. Nettie Curran Bloom, wife of George H. Bloom, of Knoxville, died Monday morning, Aug. 25, 1924, about 9:30 o'clock, after being stricken with apoplexy only a few hours before. She was born Oct. 11, 1860, a twin sister of the late Samuel Curran, and a daughter of Elias and Caroline Wright Curran. She married Geo. H. Bloom, who survives, with their daughter, Bertha, wife of Earl Andrews, of Little Marsh. She is also survived by three grandsons, sons of Earl Andrews, and, one son, Wright Bloom, who resides on the old Curran farm at Butler Hill, and a sister, Mrs. Frankie Teachman, of Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Bloom moved from their farm home to Knoxville about five years ago, where they had bought a home on Maple street. About 18 years ago Mrs. Bloom submitted to two operations in the Williamsport hospital. From these she never regained her strength and health. Owing to poor health she was unable to get away from home, but was always cheerful and enjoyed life as best she could. Although Mrs. Bloom was not enjoying the best of health she was able to be about the house and her death was a very sudden blow to her family, neighbors and the friends. She was a kind and generous neighbor, a good wife, and a woman well-liked by a large circle of friends. The funeral was held at the house at 2 o'clock Aug. 28, Rev. Mr. Charlesworth, of near Buffalo, a former pastor at Knoxville, officiating; interment in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville. The funeral services were largely attended and the floral tributes were profuse and beautiful, a last testimonial of esteem to a beloved and respected woman.
CURRAN, George W. – On May 28, George W. Curran died at his home in Knoxville. Mr. Curran had been in declining health for several years. He was born July 23, 1844, in what was then Chatham, later Deerfield township, Tioga county, Pa. He grew to manhood on the farm where he was born. He enlisted in the civil war September 1, 18564, in Co. G. 207th Pa. Vols, and was mustered out in June, 1865. On September 1, 1867,. He married Miss Hattie M. Westbrook, and they settled on the Curran homestead where Mr. Curran was born, and resided there until 1891, when they moved to Knoxville. Mr. Curran is survived by his wife, also by one adopted son, F.W. Curran, of near Utica, N.Y.; by one brother Henry Curran, of Knoxville, and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Beach, of Westfield, and Mrs. Clarisa King, of Knoxville. Wellsboro Agitator, 11 June 1919
DANIELS - MARY MATTESON
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 16 Feb 1927, p. 6
Mrs. Mary Matteson, aged 74 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Basford, at Forty Fort, Pa., last Wednesday. Mrs. Matteson was born on the old Daniels homestead on Butler Hill, Tioga county, Pa. When she was married to the late Lucian A. Matteson they moved to a farm about one mile above Knoxville, where she resided up to a year ago. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Martin, of Rochester; Mrs. Ray Basford, of Forty fort; Mrs. Matie Sperry, of Knoxville, and Nellie. The remains were taken to Knoxville for burial.
DAVENPORT LORETTA HILDA
Plumas County News – September 12, 2007
Loretta Hilda Trumpeter of Canyon Dam died Aug. 23, 2007, at Country Villa Nursing Home in Quincy, CA. The youngest daughter of Adna and Adah Davenport of Knoxville, Penn., Loretta was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Deerfield Township, Tioga County, Penn. She is survived by her husband Roy William Trumpeter of Canyon Dam, son Thomas Roy Trumpeter of Tacoma Wash., daughter Nina Louise Trumpeter of Canyon Dam, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Raymond, Walter, Harry, Charles, Edward, Harold and Ernest; and sisters Emma Beebe, Josephine and Adah Bottini. Interment is planned at the family cemetery in Knoxville, Pa.
RAYMOND E. DAVENPORT
Raymond Elwin Davenport, 70, of Wellsboro RD 2, died at 10:50 am Thursday, Aug. 15, 1974, in Williamsport Hospital, where he had been a medical patient since Wednesday. He was born Sept. 6, 1903, in Pleasant Valley, a son of Adna and Ada Carpenter Davenport. Mr. Davenport was a retired mechanic. Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Drake; a son, Elwin, of Pittsford, NY; five brothers, Walter, of Geneseo, NY, Ernest, of Westfield, Harry, of Victor, NY, and Harold and Charles, both of California; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Smith, in Florida, and Mrs. Josephine Davenport and Mrs. Loretta Trumpter, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. The Rev. George J. Niles, pastor of the Stony Fork Baptist Church officiated. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, Aug. 22, 1974)
DAVIS ELLEN CORA BUTLER
Age 86, of WoodsEdge Drive, Painted Post, NY, died August 1, 2007 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY. She was the wife of Wilbur L. Butler, whom she married November 29, 1942, and would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Ellen was born March 24, 1921, in Shortsville, PA, the daughter of the late Ray and Jessie Ransom Davis. She was a graduate of Little Marsh High School, Little Marsh, PA, and was Valedictorian of the Class of "1939". She was a graduate of Delkadere Beauty School, Elmira, NY and was a lab technician for Corning Inc., Corning, NY, for thirty years. Ellen was a member of the North Baptist Church, Corning, NY, for thirty years, the Peace River Baptist Church, Punta Gorda, FL, for twenty-three years, and the Shortsville Baptist Church, Shortsville, PA, to the present. She was an avid reader and her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, sewing, all kinds of crafts, quilting (made quilts for her children and all of her seven grandchildren), painting, ceramics, collecting plates, china and glassware. Ellen established and maintained the library at Peace River Baptist Church. She also grew beautiful flowers. Survivors include her husband, Wilbur; daughter, Rayna (Pastor Gordon) Taylor, Port Byron, Illinois; son, Barry (Joyce) Butler, Addison, NY; grandchildren, Melissa (Pastor Stephen) Woodman, Dayton, OH, Nathan (Kari) Taylor, Sycamore, IL, Mary Ellen (Michael) Jones, Harvard, IL, Joel (Amber) Taylor, Chillicothe, IL, Tara (Brian) Hobson, Painted Post, NY, Jeanna (Pastor Michael) Schooley, Horseheads, NY and Ryan (Sara) Butler, Westminster, MD; great-grandchildren, Josiah and Janaya Woodman, Grace, Gillian and Gianna Taylor, Faith and Lily Jones, Bradyn and Luke Taylor, Jared and Katherine Hobson, Elijah, Lydia and Aidan Schooley and Isabella Butler; brother, Emery Davis, Middlebury Ctr., PA; sister, Grace (Leon) Johnson, Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Betty Davis, Blossburg, PA; sisters-in-law, Luva King, DuBois, PA, and Roberta (Hughes) Johnson, Buffalo, NY. She was predeceased by her mother, father and brothers, George Davis and Waldo Davis. Ellen was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Above all, Ellen loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, and desired to serve Him. Friends and family are invited to Ellen's Life Celebration on Monday, August 6, 2007, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Butler officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Shortsville Baptist Church, 6 Hughes Road, Middlebury Center, PA 16935. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/2/2007.
DAVIS – Ellen Cora Davis Butler, 86, of WoodsEdge Drive, Painted Post, NY, died Aug. 1, 2007 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers, Painter Post, NY. Ellen was born March 24, 1921, in Shortsville, the daughter of the late Ray and Jessie Ransom Davis. Friends and family were invited to Ellen’s Life Celebration on Monday, Aug. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral followed at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Butler officiating. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Shortsville Baptist Church, 6 Hughes Road, Middlebury Center, PA 16935 – Mansfield Gazette, 8 Aug. 2007
DAVIS Emmett R
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, February 28, 1940
Emmett R. Davis died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hugh Brace, in Westfield, Feb. 16, Rev Vaughn officiated at the funeral Thursday; burial in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville. Mr. Davis was born Nov. 2, 1867, in Chatham Twp., son of Elisha J and Orilla Short Davis. He attended the Wellsboro High School and Elmira Business College. In 1893, he married Sadie Ann Gardner, who died Jan. 20, 1930. After completing his business course at Elmira College, he went to Westfield and was employed in the store owned by Frank Strang. Later he formed a partnership with Ben Rogers in the grocery business, where he remained for 6 years. He left the grocery business to accept a sales position with the Pillsbury Flour Company, which he held 20 years. He was then affiliated with General Mills, as salesman until his retirement 10 years ago. ... He is survived by one brother, Elmer Davis of Little Marsh and his adopted daughter, Mrs. Hugh Brace of Westfield.
DAVIS Merle N
Wellsboro Agitator – Thursday, September 1, 1955
Merle N. Davis, 55, Knoxville, was found dead on Route 6 about 1 1/2 miles from Mansfield at 5:45 a. m. Friday. The body was discovered by Richard Robinson, Mansfield, R.D. 2. State police believe Davis died early Thursday evening. Relatives said that he was visiting in Lawrenceville Thursday and left between 7 and 8 p. m. Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland, Tioga County coroner, issued a verdict of death by a heart attack. Davis, a former employee of the Elkland Tanning Co., had been ill for some time, but was preparing to return to his work soon. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Allen Hoyt, Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Jerald Gurnsey, Sabinsville; a son, Arnold, Knoxville; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Shaffer, Knoxville; Mrs. Anna Patterson, Rochester; Mrs. Julia Button, Wellsboro, R. D. 3, and Miss Edith Davis, Wellsboro; five brothers, George, Nelson and Frank, Elmira; and John and Charles, Rochester; and eight grandchildren. Services were at 2 p. m. Monday at the Knoxville Baptist Church, and the Rev. Richard Morris officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
DAVIS Ruth A. MARSH
88, formerly of Knoxville, PA, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 24, 1922, in Little Marsh, PA, she was the daughter of Claude and Nellie Landon Davis. She was married to Burdette W. Marsh, who predeceased her in 1994. She was employed as a telephone operator and later by Payne’s Dairy in Knoxville. Ruth was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Knoxville Chapter #328. Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia L. (Duane) Andrews of Ulysses, PA; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Daniel) Swiler of Washington, PA, James (Missy) Prutsman of Elkland, PA, Kelly Daniels of Little Marsh, Darla (William) Balance of Corning, NY, Thomas (Lorraine) Andrews of Knoxville, PA, Timothy (Shannon) Andrews of Erie, PA, and Terri (Terrance) Bender of Gloucester, VA; a daughter-in-law, Wyona Jean Foster of Little Marsh; 16 great-grandchildren; three special friends, Dorothy Hickey, Winnie Doan, and Clare (Ardell) Walker; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Claude G. Marsh; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Robert Prutsman; and four sisters. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. The Rev. Daryl M. Butler will officiate. An Eastern Star service will be held at the beginning of the memorial service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Corning Leader – January 16, 2011
DEARMAN Charles G
Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday April 22, 1942
Charles G. Dearman, aged 77 years, of Knoxville, died at his home April 14, after an illness, of several months. He was born at Knoxville, Aug. 25, 1864, son of Albert and Jennie Sutliff Dearman, and spent his entire life there. With his brother, E. J. Dearman, he was in the mercantile business with their father until his death in 1906, after which they continued the business until 1912, when he retired. Mr. Dearman married Miss Althea Gilkey, of Austinburg, May 21, 1902. She died February 15, 1940, Surviving are a son, Albert G. Dearman, of Knoxville; two nephews, Everett J. Dearman, of New York city, and Quentin S. Dearman, of East Orange, N. J. Funeral Friday; burial in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.
Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, April 20, 1944
Lt. Dearman, of Knoxville Killed in Oklahoma
Mrs. E. J. Dearman of Knoxville received word last Tuesday that her son, Lieut. Everett Dearman, Jr., stationed at Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City, was killed in line of duly on April 10. According to information received by his mother, the young officer was riding in a jeep with four other soldiers, when it was reported to have skidded and went over the bank. He is survived by his widow Constance Fleming Dearman, whom he married August 10, 1942, in New York; his mother, Mrs. E. J. Dearman, of Knoxville and one brother, Quentin S. of Winchester, Mass. The funeral was held Sunday in Knoxville, with the Rev. Leo J. Engier, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, Corning, NY and the Rev. Carl Vanderburg, pastor of the Knoxville Methodist Church officiating; burial was made in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.
DEARMAN Everett Jay
Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, May 21, 1941
Everett J. Dearman, aged 74 years, of Knoxville, died Sunday, May 18, after two days' illness at the New Weston Hotel in New York city, where he, with Mrs. Dearman had gone Wednesday to visit their sons. He was born in Knoxville, Nov. 29, 1866,son of Albert and Jennie Sutcliff Dearman. He received his education in the Knoxville schools and with his brother, C. G. Dearman, conducted the mercantile business in Knoxville from 1906 until 1912, that their father had carried on for 62 years before them. He retired in 1912. On June 26, 1913 he married Miss Emerette A. Severson, of Wellsboro, who survives with the following relatives: two sons, Everett J. Dearman, Jr., of New York city; and Quentin S. Dearman, of East Orange, N. J.; one brother, Charles G. Dearman and one nephew, Albert G. Dearman, of Knoxville. Mr. Dearman was a member of Cowanesque Lodge, No. 351, F. & A. M., and Coudersport Chapter of Rose Croix. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m., (E. S. T.); burial in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.
DEARMAN Quentin Sutliff
Wellsboro Gazette – March 3, 1999
Quentin Sutliff Dearman, 80, of Madson, N.H., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at East Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine. Born Aug. 9, 1918, in Knoxville, he was the son of Everett J. and Emerette Dearman. He attended Knoxville schools, and was a 1937 graduate of Mercersburg Academy. He attended Syracuse University where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Preceding him in death were one brother, Everett J. Dearman Jr.; his first wife, Barbara Neal Dearman; and his second wife, Eugenia Gee Dearman. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James N. Dearman and Sen. Mary R. Cathcart of Orono, Maine; one grandson, Everett J. Dearman III; and two cousins, Marcia Dearman Corrigan of Saddle River, N.J., and Rhoda Dearman Morrisroe of Rumson, N.J. Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, on Friday, March 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knoxville United Methodist Church where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jefferson Brewster officiating. Burial will be made at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
Elmira, NY Morning Telegram - September 26, 1915
Mrs. Eunice Dunham died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Ingham, No. 205 East Market street last Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. She is survived by her daughter and a sister Mrs. Julia Mathews, of Twining, Mich. The remains were removed to Knoxville. Pa. today for the funeral and burial.
DIBBLE Mildred E.
Wellsboro Gazette - January 17, 1980
MRS. JOHN H: ANDREWS - Mrs. Mildred E. Andrews, 63, wife of John H. Andrews, of Roaring Branch, RD 1, died Sunday, January 14,1979, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born September 9, 1915, at Troupsburg, New York, she was a daughter of Raymond and Sarah Dolly Dibble. Surviving besides her husband, are a son, Richard K. of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Laura Esaias, of Knoxville, and two grandsons, Richard H. and Michael T. Andrews, both students at the University of South Carolina. The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Tussey Funeral Home. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. The Rev. Richard Bracey, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated.
DUNHAM Edwin R
Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, July 4, 1917
Edwin R. Dunham died Wednesday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Leila Ray, in Buffalo. The remains were taken to Knoxville Friday evening and the funeral was held in the Baptist church Saturday. Mr. Dunham had been a resident of
Knoxville a great many years and was widely known throughout northern Pennsylvania. He is survived by his widow and his daughter, at whose home he died, and by one brother, Murray Dunham, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Atherton, of Flatbush, Brooklyn, N.Y.
DUNHAM Edwin R
Corning Evening Leader – Saturday, June 30, 1917
Edwin R. Dunham died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lelia Ray in Buffalo. The remains were brought to Knoxville Friday evening on the R. & S. railroad and the funeral was held in the Baptist Church today. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Dunham has been a resident of Knoxville a great many years and was widely known throughout northern Pennsylvania. His death removes one of the pioneers of our village and leaves many warm friends to mourn his loss. He was genial "Ed" to everybody who knew him and welcomed wherever he went. He is survived by his widow and his daughter at whose home he died and by one brother, Murray Dunham and one sister, Mrs. Laura Atherton of Flatbush, Brooklyn, who is now visiting her son in Kansas.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, April 26, 1905
Mrs. Helen Roberts, wife of Mr. Giles Roberts, aged 71, died at her home in Knoxville on Saturday, after a long illness. She had been a resident of that borough all her life. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Edgcomb, three brothers, Messrs. Murray, Wallace and Edward Dunham and one sister, Mrs. A. E. Atherton. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church and was respected by all her large circle of acquaintances.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, April 26, 1905
Little Marsh, April 24 - Mrs. Giles Roberts, of Knoxville, died yesterday. She had been sick a long time.
DUNHAM Lelia M. RAY
Wellsboro Agitator - January 17, 1945
Mrs. Lelia M. Ray, widow of Nelson G. Ray, died January 10, in Buffalo. She was a former resident of Knoxville. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Kingston, of Buffalo. Funeral services were held at the Griggs Funeral Home Saturday, Rev. Carl Vandenburg officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery in Knoxville.
DUNHAM Laura A
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, November 3, 1920
News has been received here of the death on Thursday of, Mrs. Andrew Atherton, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl C. Field, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Atherton was a former Tioga resident, and has many friends here. She had been ill only a short time of pneumonia. The funeral and interment took place Saturday morning at Knoxville, Mrs. Atherton's early home.
DUNHAM Laura A
Corning Evening Leader – Thursday, November 4, 1920
The funeral of Mrs. Laura Atherton, a former resident here, but later of New York, was held from the Baptist Church Saturday morning with Interment at Osceola. Mrs. Atherton recently returned to her home after spending several weeks In Knoxville, and was ill only a few days of pneumonia. She is survived by a son and daughter.
DUNHAM William Wallace
Wellsboro Agitator – September 21, 1910
William Wallace Dunham, aged 74 years died at 11:30 o’clock Friday morning, at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Cushing, in Corning following a ? illness caused by a stroke of paralysis. He was born at Elkland, February 4, 1836. In 1855 he married Betsey M. Drumm of Worcester, Mass. He spent his early life in Knoxville, where he was engaged as an architect and a builder. Mr. Dunham erected several fine buildings in Tioga and Potter counties, among them the bank building at Eldred, the Methodist church in Galeton, the Methodist church in Knoxville and the Methodist and Catholic churches in Bolivar. Mr. and Mrs. Dunham removed to Corning five years ago last Friday to reside at the home of their daughter, Mrs. John Cushing. He opened a shop at the rear of Mrs. Cushing’s home on East Erie avenue, where he had since turned out very fine cabinet work. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betsey Dunham; two daughters, Mrs. John Cushing and Mrs. Rising Martin, of Galeton; one son, Marion M. Dunham, of Rochester; two brothers, E R Dunham, of Knoxville; and A M Dunham, of Karney, N.J.; and one sister, Mrs. A. E, Atherton, of Tioga. The remains were taken to Knoxville for interment.