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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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TAFT, Josie Edna

Miss Josie Edna Taft was born in Deerfield township, January 16, 1857, and died November 11, 1919, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary E. McCloskey, at Marietta, Lancaster county, Pa.  She was the oldest daughter of Ace Delos and Rhobie Seely Taft, and had always resided with her parents on the Taft farm below Academy Corners until about ten years ago, when her parents died.  Since that time she had made her home with her sister, Mrs. McCloskey.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Susie Purple, of Columbia, Pa., and Mrs. Mary E. McCloskey, of Marietta, Pa., and one brother, J.C. Taft, of Westfield.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  The body was brought to Knoxville and the interment was made in the Taft burial plot in the Riverside cemetery at that place.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919.

 

TAFT Milton A.

age 86 of 302 Alba St., Knoxville, Pa. died March 5, 2012 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born Feb. 12, 1926 in Cowanesque, Pa. the son of Walton and Bernice Allen Taft. He was a machine operator at Pure Carbon, Coudersport, Pa., graduate of Westfield High School, member of the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, was self-employed store owner for many years, assistant business manager at Potter Co. Hospital , past master of the Masonic Lodge #477 F & Am., past Potentate Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, Pa., past president of the Pa Shrine Assoc., 33rd. degree mason, Potter Commandery ,Arnold Royal Arch Chapter, Coudersport Council, Tuna Valley York Rite, Coudersport Consistory, member of the Tioga and Potter Co. Historical Soc.  Funeral home obituary – March 7, 2012

 

Milton A. Taft, 86 of Knoxville, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Wellsboro.   He was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Cowanesque, the son of Walton and Bernice Allen Taft.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Thursday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, where funeral services will follow at at noon with Ed Heyler and Pastor Sherry Good, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist Church or Jaffa Temple Endowment Fund, P.O. 1984, Altoona, Pa. 16603.Wellsboro Gazette – March 7, 2012

 

TAFT Rose

Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, October 8, 1986

Rose Taft Seelye, age 90, of Knoxville, died on Monday, Oct. 6, 1986, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  She was born Feb. 27, 1896 in Chatham Township, the daughter of Arch and Sarah Lattimer Taft. She was married June 3, 1922, in Deerfield Township to Clifton Seelye, who died in 1968. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.  She was a member of the Knoxville First Baptist Church, Wellsboro Chapter of the DAR; 63 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star; 62 year member of Galatea Rebecca Lodge. She served as a librarian in the Knoxville Public Library for 10 years. She is survived by a son, Eugene A. Seelye of Knoxville and Clarion; a stepson and wife, Kenneth R. and Norma Seelye of Elkland; two step-granddaughters and their families.  Graveside services will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Paul Palmer Green will officiate.  Arrangements by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland

 

TAYLOR BELLE
Wellsboro Agitator Nov. 9, 1904
Death of Mrs. M. D. Clark
Mrs. Menzo D. Clark, aged 29, of Knoxville, died on October 29th, after a six months illness.  She was born in Hornellsville, Steuben, NY, January 24, 1875, and was married to Mr. M. D. Clark December 28, 1897.  Besides her husband she is survived by her father, Mr. Charles Taylor of Hornellsville, one brother, two sisters and two half-brothers.  Mrs. Clark was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and was noted for her kindness and noble works.  She bore her long-suffering with great cheerfulness and fortitude and her many beautiful traits of character endeared her to all who knew her.  Funeral services were held at the home on October 31st, Rev. L. F. Mulhollen officiating.

TAYLOR CORA MAE
Mrs. Lorenzo A. Cooper, Knoxville, Aug. 9 - Mrs. Cora Taylor Cooper, 60, wife of Lorenzo A. Cooper of Knoxville, died at her home Sunday morning following an illness of more than two years.  Mrs. Cooper was the eldest daughter of Rhenaldo H. Taylor and Lusetta Griffin Taylor.  She was born April 6, 1868, at Chatham Township.  She married Lorenzo Cooper in July, 1888 at Addison.  The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home on South First Street.  The Rev. W. C. Gissler of the Methodist Church officiating and burial was made in Knoxville Riverside Cemetery.  The bearers, all relatives, were:  Ivan and Gurney Taylor, Chatham; Joe and Harry Davis, Little Marsh; Arthur Ellison, Watkins Glen; Reed Merrick, Knoxville.  Mrs. Cooper is survived by her husband; two brothers, William Taylor of Chatahm Township and Fred Taylor of Elmira; three nephews, Gurney and Ivan Taylor Chatham Township, Lorenzo Taylor, Elmira; four nieces, Cora and Thelma Taylor, Chatham; Lena Mae and Frederica of Knoxville, who resided with Mr. and Mrs. Cooper.  She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church and Ladies Ruthea Sunday School Class, the W.C.T.U., the Galetea Rebecca Lodge and P.O.H. Valley Grange of Academy Corners.

TAYLOR Ella "Nellie"
Wellsboro Agitator - December 7, 1949
Mrs. Ella Winchester, aged 92 years, of Knoxville died Nov 29, at the Reynolds Nursing Home near Wellsboro, where she had been a patient for several weeks.  She had been a resident of Knoxvllle for the past 30 years.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Winslow Taylor.  The funeral was held Thursday, Rev Henry C Wray, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.  Survivors include  five nephews - Harry Seeley, of Holcomb, Claude Seeley, of Emporia, Herbert L Seeley and Clifton Seeley, of, Knoxville and James Hill, with fhe U S Army in the Philippines.

TAYLOR Sarah Frederica
Death Ends Suffering of Frederica Taylor
Sarah Frederica Talyor, age fourteen years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor, of Elmira, N.Y., died Sunday morning at the home of her uncle, L. A. Cooper. where she had lived since infancy.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor; one sister, Lena Mae; one brother, Lorenzo, and her uncle L. A. Cooper., who has tenderly cared for her since the death of her aunt, Mrs. Cooper, about three years ago.  Frederica was a lovable child and a patient sufferer for the last five years.  Although she could not attend school and enjoy her play as other children, she bore her suffering to the last without a murmur.  The funeral will be held at her home Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. L. J. Engler, of the M. E. Church, officiating.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery.  Feb. 1, 1931 written on the article.

TEMPLE ELIZABETH
Wellsboro Gazette - December 17, 1891
Little Marsh, Dec. 14—The funeral of Mrs. DeRuyter Avery was held at her home on Friday last. She had been sick for a long time, her disease (consumption) took a turn for the worse several weeks ago, and all medical skill failed to make any impression or render any relief.  Mrs. Avery died where she had lived  nearly all her life—on the farm of the late Russell Temple. She was the youngest daughter of the said Russell Temple, who was one of the first settlers in Chatham township.  The G. A. R. and. W. R. C., of this place, of which the deceased and her husband were members, attended the funeral; Rev. A. Q. Cole officiating.  She leaves a husband and four adult children and a very large circle of friends and relatives to mourn  her early death.

TREMAIN David Frederick
Wellsboro Agitator – December 29, 1948
David F. Tremaine, aged 91 years, of Rochester formerly of Chatham died Sunday at the home of his niece, Mrs. Freeman Jacox  in Rochester.  Mr. Tremaine was born June 16, 1857, and moved to Chatham from Knoxville. Mr. and Mrs. Tremaine resided there until about a year ago when Mrs. Tremaine died. He went to Rochester to make his home.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Boyce of Westfield, two nieces and one nephew, all of Rochester.  The body was brought to the Bastian Funeral Home in Wellsboro.  Funeral services will be held at the Knoxville Baptist Church, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Henry C. Wray, pastor will officiate; burial in the Knoxville Cemetery.

 

TREMAINE David

The Evening Leader - Januatry 5, 1949

—Mr. and Mrs. George Boyce and children of Rochester, and Mrs. Edna Houghtelling and sons of Galeton, R. D., called on Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Boyce and attended the funeral of David Tremaine.

 

TROWBRIDGE William R. "Bill" Trowbridge
William R. “Bill” TROWBRIDGE, 72, of Sabinsville, PA, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born January 18, 1938, in Elmer, PA, he was the son of Rex A. and Ruth L. Johnston Trowbridge.  A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1963 – 1966. On February 8, 1975, in Knoxville, PA, he married the former Patricia Whittaker Bellows, who survives.  He owned and operated a dairy farm in Sabinsville for many years. He was a member of the PA Farmers Association and the Sabinsville Grange.  Surviving besides his wife, Patricia, are: a daughter, Tommie (Mark) Tomlinson of Westfield; a son, Michael (Tammy) Trowbridge of Idaho Falls, ID; three grandchildren, Dylan Trowbridge, Emma Rae Trowbridge, and Phoebe Trowbridge; a brother, Robert (Judy) Trowbridge of Gaines, PA; four sisters, Beverly (Frank) Palm of Edenton, NC, Mary Lou (Ronald) Schwalm of Tower City, PA, Pauline Kreisler of Elkland, PA, and Joan (Gery) DeSera of Sabinsville; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.  Friends may call Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Daryl M. Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Tioga County Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Solomon's Words for the Wise - December 28, 2010

 

TRIMBLE Ronald P. Trimble, Sr.

Age 60, of Knoxville died on April 15, 2012 at his home.  Born May 15, 1951 in Philadelphia, he is the son of Earle and Beatrice (Briggs) Trimble. 

Ron was a police officer for 22 years, a DARE instructor and he drove school bus for Northern Tioga School District.  He was an avid hunter, a gentlemen farmer and a 4 H leader.  He was a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.  Ron is survived by:  his companion, Matilda Drake of Knoxville; his sons, Frank (Amy) Trimble of Pennsburg, PA, Michael (Andrea) Trimble of Little Marsh, PA and Earle (Naomi Hoffman) Trimble of Little Marsh, PA; his daughter, Tamara (Preston) Thomas of Wales, England; his wife, Nancy Trimble of Wellsboro, PA; five grandchildren, Shelby, Shanna and Cory Milligan, Alexis Trimble and Justin Delquerico; his mother, Beatrice Trimble of Bristol, PA;  three brothers, Larry Trimble of Levitown, PA, Richard (Kathleen) Trimble of Newtown, PA and Donald (Linda) Trimble of Levitown, PA; a sister, Pat Trimble of Reading, PA and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Michele; his son, Ronald Jr., his father, Earle and a brother, Earl Trimble.  Family and friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main St., Westfield on Saturday, 9:30 – 11:00 AM.  A funeral mass will follow at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church at 11:00 AM, with Father John Kita officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ron’s 4-H Club, T. and E. Farm Group, 415 Hunter Rd., Westfield, PA 16950.  Funeral home obituary – April 18, 2012


TRUMBULL Larry L. Trumbull

Larry L. Trumbull, 64 of 119 Alba St., Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born Aug. 28, 1947, in Corning, N.Y., the son of Orlando and Ruth Antonio.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Sherry Good, officiating. Burial will be with full military honors at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 7, 2011

 

Larry L. Trumbull, 64, of Alba Street, Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was employed driving taxi cabs, limousines, doing factory work, delivering newspapers and stacking hay.  Survivors include his mother, Ruth Bing Joelson of Osceola.  Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Friday, Pastor Sherry Good officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.   Corning Leader – September 7, 2011 

 

TSCHANTRE Jeanne Lena

Wellsboro 10, 1957

Mrs. Jeanne Tschantre Buffard 1, of Knoxville, died Monday, January 7, 1957, after a brief illness. She was born in Switzerland and came to America in 1904 and became naturalized in 1915. She was a member of the Knoxville Chapter 328, OES, and Manius Shrine 317 of Hornell, N Y. She is survived by her husband Elie J. Buffard; two sons, Elie, Jr., of Knoxville, and Reynold of Elmira; daughters, Lucinne and Freda of Knoxville; sisters, Mrs. Elsie Oroc (?) of New York City, Mrs. Marha Tschantre of Rockport, Mass., and Mrs. Adrienne Gieser of Geancon, France, eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Eastern Star services will be icld Thursday at 8 p.m. at the family home. Services will be held it 2 p m. Friday at the Knoxville Methodist Church, Rev. ? Shields and Rev. Richard Morse officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Friends may call at the family home until Friday noon.

 

TUTTLE Ellis

NELSON, Pa., July 31, 1934 -- The funeral of Ellis Tuttle will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of his daughter.  The Rev. Joseph Nelson Shipman, pastor of the Methodist Church of which he was a member, will officiate.  Interment will be in Knoxville cemetery.  Ellis Tuttle was born in Mansfield, Pa., December 5, 1858.  On September 22, 1878 he was married to Sophia Galusha and to them were born two daughters Liela, who died in infancy and Hildred (Mrs. Leo Murray) at whose home on Addison Hill he died Saturday July 27, 1934.  Thirty years ago Mr. And Mrs. Tuttle came to Nelson to live and made their home here until the death of Mrs. Tuttle last May when he went to live with his daughter.  For many years Mr. Tuttle was a valued employe of the New York Central Railroad and was retired and pensioned about five years ago.  Mr. Tuttle was a friend to everyone and was especially fond of children.   Ellis L Tuttle b. Dec 1858 d. Jul 31, 1934 Addison Hill, Steuben Co, NY
 

VanDUSEN CHARLES H.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 18, 1919
—Charles H. VanDusen, a respected resident of Knoxville, and a veteran of the civil war, was found dead in his bed June 8 by his daughter, Mrs. Matie Trexler, with whom he resided. Mr. VanDusen was born in Chatham, August 25, 1837, the son of Benjamin and Jerusha Lee VanDusen. He enlisted Nov. 1, 1861, as First Sergeant in Co. C, 7th Pa. V. C. He did scout, guard and garrison duty but his hearing soon became injured  by exposure and he was honorably discharged by order of General Buell, May 20, 1862. He married Sarah A. Owlett in 1865 and to them were born three children, two of whom, Mrs. Kate Sprague and Mrs. Matie Trexler. survive him. He also leaves four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Rev. L. D. Adams officiating;  interment in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.

VanDUSEN CHARLOTTE SPENCER
Age 88 of RD 1, Osceola, and PA Tuesday, November 27, 1973 at the Westfield Home for the Aged, Westfield, PA. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. J. Frank Dersham officiating. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Survived by son, Walter Spencer of RD 1 Osceola, PA; granddaughters, Mrs Thomas (Elizabeth) Perkins of Osceola RD, PA, Mrs Carroll (Marie) Doan of Knoxville RD PA; great-grandchildren, Scott Perkins, Karren Perkins and Lisa Perkins, Michelle Doan. Lucinda Doan, Yvonne Doan, Brenda Doan and Charlotte Doan. She was a member of the Butler Hill Baptist Church and a life member of the Valley Grange of Academy Corners, PA

Van DUSEN Gertrude
Mrs. Gertrude V. Price, 63, of Knoxville, Pa, widow of Wayne W. Price, died Sunday, July 4, 1954, at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Spencer of Osceola RD, Pa. following a long illness.  She was proprietor of the Price Restaurant in Knoxville for 15 years, a member of the Knoxville First Baptist Church and Knoxville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.  She is survived by son, Leonard Price of Troupsburg, NY; sister, Mrs. Spencer of Osceola RD, four grandchildren.  Funeral was Wednesday with the Rev. Richard K. Morris officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

VANGORDEN ROBERT
Robert C. Van Gorden, 78, of Millerton died Wednesday, April 12, 1978 at Fort Pierce, Florida.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, No. 746, Elkland.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. DeForest (Roberta) Simon of Millerton, and Mrs. Lawrence (Alberta) Lytle of Wellsboro; brothers, A. W. Van Gorden of Fort Pierce, Florida and Harold Van Gorden of Elkland; sisters, Mrs. Marietta Van Zile of Rochester, NY and Mrs. John (Evelyn) Gleba of Largo, Florida and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Sunday, April 16, 1978 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Bruce Smith officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.

VANGORDEN CHARLES E
Wellsboro Agitator - April 1, 1954
Charles E. VanGorden, 84, of Elkland, died Wednesday, March 24, 1954, following an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, Oleva; three sons, Archie, Syracuse, N.Y.; Robert, Elkland, and Harold, Marion, N.Y.;  three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Syracuse; Pearl Van Gorden, Mrs. Marietta VanZile and Miss Patricia, all of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.  Services were Saturday with the Rev. Frank Russell officiating.  Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.

VANGORDEN HAROLD H (JACK)
Harold H. (Jack) VanGorden, 85, of Forest View Manor, Elkland, died Monday, March 18, 1991, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Oct. 31, 1905 in Little Marsh, he was the son of Everett and Amy Cornell VanGordon.  He was a retired interior decorator.  Surviving are a son, John Terry VanGorden of Fairfield, Ohio, one sister, Marietta VanZile of Brockport, NY, six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland on Wednesday, March 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm.  The funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours, with Mr. Robert Bryan officiating.  Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Memorial donations may be made to the church of the donor's choice.

PAUL MORGAN VASCO, age 21 of Knoxville, PA passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 7, 2014. Born July 17, 1993 in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Stan Vasco and Karen (Burnshaw) Vasco. Paul graduated in 2011 from Cowanesque Valley High School, where he enjoyed playing track. Paul served in the Army National Guard. He was an Eagle Scout, a hunter and scuba diver. He is survived by his parents; Stan Vasco and Karen Vasco; his brothers, John Harrison Vasco and Nicholas Bartran Vasco; his sister, Lauren Rene Vasco, all of Knoxville, PA; his girlfriend, Kari Lampman; his grandparents, James and Betty Vasco of Quarryville, PA and James and Carol Burnshaw of Media, PA; and several aunts, uncles and 18 cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and on Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. A funeral mass will follow on Wednesday, 2:00 PM at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland with Father John Kita officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/2014

NATHANIEL WAGNER
Nathaniel Wager, aged 81 years, died April 10, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Sylvester Bell, in Westfield.  The funeral was held Wednesday, under the auspices of the Masonic order, of which he was a member.  He was also a member of the Baptist church and of the G.A.R.  He served four years in the civil war.  Rev. Mr. Mathews, of Harrison Valley, officiated; interment at Knoxville.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. Fred Thurber, whose funeral was held May 10. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, May 20, 1925)

WAINWRIGHT ELIZA
Wellsboro Agitator - July 7, 1955
Mrs. Eliza Kelts died Saturday, June 25, 1955, at Parsells convalescent home in Wellsboro.  She was 92 years of age.  Born March 21, 1963, in Coleville, N.J., Mrs. Kelts was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wainwright.  She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist church.  She is survived by two sons, Ivan of Knoxville and Wayne of Wellsboro, Tioga county sheriff; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Griggs funeral home, Knoxville.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery and Dr. John Lewis of Scranton officiated

WAINWRIGHT –MRS. RILLA WAINWRIGHT KING, 90 of 169 Dwight Ave., Corning Sunday, Dec. 7, 1958.  She was the widow of Myron King.  Survived by daughters, Miss Mary King at home, Mrs. Esther Peake of Wellsboro; son, Chauncey of Tioga, Pa.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. At Griggs Funeral home, Knoxville, Pa., the Rev Gary Hakes.  Knoxville (Riverside) Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/9/1958

 

WALKER Fred

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, March 29, 1922

Fred Walker died at the Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, MD, March 17, aged 51 years.  On Feb. 21, 1891 he married Tyna B. Jackson, who survives him.  To them were born two daughters, Mildred (deceased), wife of Stephen Houghtelling and Daisy,  wife of Mark Colvin, who survives him; also three grandchildren, Wilma, Frederick and Audrita Houghtelling; two brothers, Samuel, of Little Marsh and Charles, of Savonna; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Slocum, of Little Marsh and Mrs. Charles Bellinger, of St. Catherine, Canada.  He was a member of the Baptist church and a faithful worker.  Services were held at the home Tuesday…pastor of the  home church officiating.  The Gospel Band of the different churches of Knoxville, attended in a body…(newspaper was difficult to read)

 

WALKER, Mildred - April 22, 1920
Mrs. Stephen Houghtelling, died Thursday, April 8, 1920 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker, in Knoxville, Pa.,  Deceased was born at Little Marsh, Pa, October 12, 1895.  She was married to Stephen G. Houghtelling, April 27, 1912.  She is survived by her husband, three children, Wilma, Frederick and the baby Audrita, five weeks old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker and one sister, Mrs. Mark Colvin.  The funeral service was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker, Sunday, April 11, conducted by Rev. Benjamin R. Croft, pastor of the Baptist Church and the interment was in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.   Westfield Free Press—Tioga Co., PA (vol XLII)

WALTERS, Harold E.
Age 67 of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Westfield, Pa., Thursday, July 20, 1972. Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.

WARREN - Bert R. WARREN - Bert R. Warren died in his 61st year at his home in East Chatham on January 15, 1930, after an illness dating back more than two years. He leaves besides his widow, two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. CASNER, of North Bend, Oregon, and Mrs. Annetta DUNSMORE, of Los Angeles, California; also two brothers, Harry A. WARREN, of Corning, and Louis C. WARREN, of Williamsport. Two young men, Neal and Leslie Bush, who have been members of the household since childhood, also mourn his loss. He was a lifelong resident of Tioga County, the son of Solon and Catherine WARREN, born in Charleston township, July 28, 1869. On Nov. 26, 1890, he married Nora Belle MILLER, of Chatham township, and soon after took up his residence on the Miller homestead, where he had since resided. Bert WARREN was well known as one of the quiet, substantial citizens of his community, and his home was a center of hospitality and good will. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. W. COLLINS, of Elmira, a former pastor of Mr. WARREN's church at Little Marsh; interment in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville. Submitted by Patricia Warren

WARREN David Strom Sr.
Age 62 of #157 Westview Drive, Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Knoxville, PA, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. He was born August 11, 1947 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Arthur and Frieda Weinhower Warren. He retired after working for many years as a janitor in the Elizabeth Area School District. Strom was a member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Co. and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed hunting and working with electronics. He is survived by his wife, Philenda Marie Warren, Lititz, PA; daughters, Julie (John) Cook, Mt. Joy, PA; Melissa (Scott) Russell, Elkland, PA, Tracy (Rick) Mascioli, Elizabethtown, PA; son, David Strom (Danielle) Warren Jr., Elizabethtown, PA with whom Strom resided; grandchildren, Robert and Cassandra Russell, Richard Mascioli, Jonathan Cook, Allyson and Briana Warren and a baby boy on the way; sister, Martha Warren, Antioch, TN; sister-in-law, Maxine Learn, VA; three nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Learn. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Monday from 12-1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Al Frank officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA with full military honors provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010

WASS DAVID
Wellsboro Gazette – March 5, 1914
--David Wass, aged  76 years, of Knoxville, who died last week Tuesday after an illness of about a week, a native of Chatham , where he was born May 12, 1837.  In 1890 he moved to Knoxville where he had since resided. He is survived by two brothers — William and Alexander Wass, both of Little Marsh. The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon.

WASS ELEANOR
Wellsboro Agitator – April 21, 1926
—Mrs. Eleanor Wass Morse, widow of the late Benjamin Morse, died April 12, at her home in Knoxville.  She nad been in poor health for some time. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Bundy, of Canisteo, N. Y.; Mrs. N. B. Schoonover, of Austinburg, and Mrs. F. .E. Bean, of Knoxville. Funeral services were held Thursday, Rev. M. H. Holmes, pastor of the Knoxville M. E. church, officiating;  interment in the Riverside Cemetery.

WASS WILLIAM
Mr. William Wass died at his home near Little Marsh in Chatham last Sunday morning, the 19th instant.  He was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, March 27, 1794 and was thus, on the day of his death, aged 95 years, 1 month and 22 days.  He was the oldest man in the township, and there were probably very few older in the county.  Mr. Wass came into the Cowanesque valley in 1815, and he was one of the thirteen original settlers of the township.  He was a man of great physical strength, of clear intellect and good judgment, and these qualitites were of great use to him during the many years he acted as a pilot in running rafts down the river.  He retained his unusual strength of mind and body to the last.  He recognized that the great change was near, and he diedin peace and in the bright hope of the gospel.  The funeral was held last Tuesday at his late residence.  The sermon was preached by Rev. Daniel Dernelle, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, and the excellent choir of that Church rendered several appropriate selections.  Rev. Messrs.  C. B. Gardner, A. G. Cole, and J. L. Box took part in the services, and a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased came together on the occasion, making it one of the largest funerals ever held in the neighborhood.  Mr. Wass had been a soldier in the war of 1812, and the remains were in charge of the James Howland Post, No. 508, G. A. R. , the Fred Jacobs Post, No. 1, Sons of Veterans, acting as escort.  The interment took place in the Close Hill Cemetery and at the grave the burial service of the Grand Army of the Republic was read.  Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville - date of death 19 May 1889.

WASS WILLIAM
Mansfield Advertiser Feb. 1, 1882 - Mr. Wm. Wass, Chatham twp., last Sun, age 85 born Elmira 1797
Mr. William Wass died at his home near Little Marsh in Chatham last Sunday morning, the 19th instant.  He was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, March 27, 1794 and was thus, on the day of his death, aged 95 years, 1 month and 22 days.  He was the oldest man in the township, and there were probably very few older in the county.  Mr. Wass came into the Cowanesque valley in 1815, and he was one of the thirteen original settlers of the township.  He was a man of great physical strength, of clear intellect and good judgment, and these qualitites were of great use to him during the many years he acted as a pilot in running rafts down the river.  He retained his unusual strength of mind and body to the last.  He recognized that the great change was near, and he diedin peace and in the bright hope of the gospel.  The funeral was held last Tuesday at his late residence.  The sermon was preached by Rev. Daniel Dernelle, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, and the excellent choir of that Church rendered several appropriate selections.  Rev. Messrs.  C. B. Gardner, A. G. Cole, and J. L. Box took part in the services, and a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased came together on the occasion, making it one of the largest funerals ever held in the neighborhood.  Mr. Wass had been a soldier in the war of 1812, and the remains were in charge of the James Howland Post, No. 508, G. A. R. , the Fred Jacobs Post, No. 1, Sons of Veterans, acting as escort.  The interment took place in the Close Hill Cemetery and at the grave the burial service of the Grand Army of the Republic was read.  Note:  burial actually in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville

 

WATKINS Herbert Newell

Wellsboro Agitator - April 5, 1939

Knoxville, April 4 - Herbert N. Watkins, aged 81 years, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, died April 3.  He was born in Deerfield March 23, 1858, son of William and Maria Lamphier Watkins.  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Tessie Erway, Mrs. Lorena Freeman, of Endicott; Mrs. Myrtle King, of Johnson City; and Mrs. Myra Ferris, of Niagara Falls; four sons, Newell Watkins, of Lindley; Clinton,  Ellery and Odell Watkins; a half-sister, Mrs. Susie Gould, of Addison; 38 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held at the Griggs Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Frank Russell, of Elkland, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery.

 

WATKINS Nancy Watkins Sheppard, 40, of 8418 State Route 53, Kanona, N.Y., formerly of Knoxville, Pa., died Friday April 12 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y.She was born, Aug. 20, 1961 in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of Lewis and Retha Perry Watkins. She was employed by Save-A-Lot grocery store in Bath. She was a 1979 Graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School.She is survived by a daughter Tanya Bennett (Jeff Konopski) of Bath; a son, Joseph Bennett of Osceola, Pa.; a grandson, Owen Konopski, Bath; a granddaughter, Chelsea Bennett, Osceola, Pa. She is also survived by sister- and brother-in-law: Lela and Walter Furher, Osceola, Pa., Annette and Curtis Kio, Westfield, Pa., Phyllis and Harold Erb, Knoxville, Pa., Jodi  and Ronald Love, Little Rock, Ark.Also surviving are brother -and sister-in-law Lewis and Stephanie Watkins Jr., Conway, Ark.; parents Lewis and Retha Watkins Sr., Knoxville, Pa., financee, DAvid Ahrens, Kanona, N.Y., “best friend”, Deb Haley and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by sister, Linda VanZile and nephew, Chris Erb.Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland, Pa. Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and today from 1-2 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Hurlbert officiating. Burial will be Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Nancy’s memory.

 

The Agitator  Wednesday   August 2, 1939
Odell L. WATKINS--Obituary  (A.K.A. Lorenzo O'Dell Watkins)
Odell L. Watkins of Knoxville died July 25.  He was born in Deerfield, October 22, 1898, son of Herbert N. and Allie B. Chilson.  He married Miss Martha Works of Osceola, 17 years ago, who with the following children survive: Marie, Lois, Garlend, Darwin, Merlin and Lewis, all at home; also three brothers, Elery Watkins of Knoxville; G. N. Watkins, of Lindley; Clinton Watkins, of Westfield; four sisters, Mrs. Tessie Erway, of Endicott; Mrs. Myra Ferris, of Niagara Falls; Mrs. Myrtle King of Johnson City; one half- sister, Mrs. Susie Gould, of Borden, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Friday.  Rev. Frank Russell, of Elkland, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.

 

WATKINS Zeta Ellen

Zeta Ellen Watkins, aged nearly 13 years, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Herbert N. Watkins, of Knoxville, died Monday evening, Jan. 28.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Knoxville Baptist church.  Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb 1918

WATSON EVERETTA "EVY" HOMER
Everetta "Evy" of Knoxville, PA Age 79, died on Thursday, February 15, 2007, in the Collins Personal Care Home, Elkland. Born March 16, 1927, in Syracuse, NY, she was the daughter of Aylesworth and Carolyn Reiter Watson. On March 13, 1948 in Ithaca, NY, she married John N. Homer, who survives. Evy was employed as a telephone operator and worked for Leathers Hardware in Knoxville for over 25 years. Surviving besides her husband of over 58 years are: a son, John N. (Dawn) Homer, Jr. of Swansea, SC; a daughter, Karol Ann Kilburn of Knoxville; a stepdaughter, Mary (George) Hotaling of Wysox; grandsons, Chad (Roxanne) Kilburn and Nicholas Kilburn, both of Knoxville, Isaac Homer of Swansea, SC, and Russell Hotaling of Wysox; granddaughters, Elisabeth Homer of Swansea, SC, and Amy Homer of Elkland; great-grandchildren, Kylie Kilburn and Devion Lehman, both of Knoxville, Lauren Hotaling, Meghan Hotaling, and Ryan Hotaling, all of Wysox; and a sister, Shirley O'Hare of Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Covey. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18th, in the Knoxville Yoked Church. The Rev. Joel N. Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorials may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance, Osceola, PA 16942; or the Northern Tier Recreation Association, Knoxville, PA 16928. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

WEAVER Arlene
Wellsboro Agitator - May 13, 1931
Mrs. Arlene Weaver Cox died May 5, at. the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Weaver in Knoxville. She was a graduate of the Knoxville High School class of 1929, and had recently passed her eighteenth birthday.  Mrs, Cox is survived by her husband, Donald Cox; her infant daughter, Dona, born April 14, 1931; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Weaver, and the following brothers and sisters: Charles A. Weaver, of Williamsport; Mrs. Edrica Howe, of Knoxville; Stanley Weaver, of Closter, N, J.; Evan Weaver, of Rochester, and Lester, Gurney, Muriel and Emogene, of Knoxville.

WEAVER - CHARLES A. WEAVER - Charles Albert Weaver, 75, died at his home in Knoxville, Pa., Tuesday, February 23, 1954, after an extended illness. He was born in Knoxville, Pa., February 7, 1879, son of Horace and Adaline Stevens Weaver, and had spent the greater part of his life in Knoxville. Survivors are: five sons, Charles of Pittsburgh, Pa., Stanley of Nelson, Pa., Evan and Gurney of Rochester, N.Y., and Lester of Knoxville; four daughters, Mrs. Imogene Enderle of Elkland, Pa., Mrs. Edrie Howe, Mrs. Muriel Brass and Mrs. Arlene Bloise, all of Knoxville; 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at his late home on South First Street on Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Arthur Stanton of Waverly, N.Y., will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Submitted by Ron Lewis

 

WEBB Evangeline

Edgecomb Scrapbook - Knoxville Library

Mrs. Chas. Woodbury Buried Here Today

The remains of Mrs. Evangeline Webb Woodbury, wife of Charles Woodbury, of Warehouse Point, Connecticut, were brought to this place Tuesday night.  A short funeral service was held at the Griggs Funeral Home, South Water Street, Wednesday morning.  Rev. L. J. Engler officiated.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.  The bearers were Messrs. C. E. Lawrence, C. H. Lugg, W. H. Milo, J. L. Sheer, L. A. Cooper, K. I. Bellows.  Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury were former Knoxville residents.  No date on the clipping but she died in May 1931

 

WEISKOPFF -  Edith E. "Wainwright"
Wellsboro, Pa. | Edith Elaine Wainwright, 68, of 314 N. First St., Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and worked for many years for Electri-Cord Manufacturing, Westfield.Survivors include her two sons, Charley Wainwright of Putney, Vt., Carl Wain-wright of Knoxville; two daughters, Diane Wainwright of Elkland, Darcy Dean of Westfield; a stepdaughter, Deborah Hinman of Dansville; a sister, Mary Ludlam of Runnemede, N.J.Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday.Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. {Edith, daughter of Murray and Angel Arvilla Johnson Weiskopff.}

WEST - MADISON
Alice H. Age 84, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born August 7, 1921 in Deerfield Twp., PA, the daughter of Merel and Edna Schoonover West. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Gerald F. and Bonnie Madison, R.D., Westfield, PA; daughter, Violet Bieser, Middlebury Ctr., PA; daughter and son-in-law, Betty & Arden Sweet, MIddlebury Ctr., PA; sisters, Amy Smith, Westfield, PA, Florence Zinck, Knoxville, PA; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Gerald Madison; great-grandson, Steven Sweet; and son-in-law, Glenn Bieser. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Sunday from 5-6 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Kristi Webster will officiate. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

WESTBROOK Alice
Wellsboro Agitator - July 28, 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Kelts, wife of Ivan Kelts of Knoxville, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the knoxville Methodist Church.  Burial was in Knoxville cemetery.  Mrs. Kelts, 68, died Friday, July 22, 1955, at her home in Knoxville.

WESTBROOK Harriet M. “Hattie”
Mrs. George W. Curran Dead
Harriett M. Curran, widow of George W. Curran, died at her home on East Main Street, Knoxville, Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 1919.  Mrs. Curran had been an invalid for the past four years, due to rheumatism.  However, she was able to sit up in a chair much of the time, and thus passed the Monday previous to her death.  On Tuesday morning she expressed a wish to remain in bed, and about 10 o'clock that night began growing worse, continuing weaker until 5:30 the next morning when she passed quietly away.  Harriett M. (Westbrook) Curran was born April 23, 1842, at Tioga, the youngest daughter of the large family of George and Lavissa Westbrook.  Only two children of the family survive:  Mrs. Stella Love, of Wellsboro, and Benjamin F. Westbrook, of Knoxville.  She was married to George W. Curran Sept. 1, 1867, and they took up housekeeping on the Curran homestead farm in Deerfield where they resided until about thirty years ago when they came to Knoxville, later purchasing a comfortable home where they passed their declining years.  Mr. Curran died May 28, 1919.  Mr. and Mrs. Curran had no children but raised the family of Mr. Curran's brother, and also had one adopted son, Fred W. Curran, of this borough.  Although never of a rugged constitution Mrs. Curran worked hard in her home.  She was a kind and generous neighbor, a good wife, and a woman well-liked by a large circle of acquaintances.  For the past sixteen months Mr. and Mrs. Henry Curran have given their constant attention of the invalids, attending to their every need.  The funeral of Mrs. Curran was held at the house on Saturday afternoon last, Sept. 13, the Rev. Benjamin Croft, pastor of the Knoxville Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was in the family plot in Riverside cemetery.  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.

 

WESTBROOK, Harriett M. Curran – Harriett M. Curran, widow of the late George W. Curran, died at her home in Knoxville Sept. 10.  She had been an invalid for the past four years, due to rheumatism.  Harriett M. (Westbrook) Curran was born April 23, 1842, at Tioga, the youngest daughter of the late family of George and Laviss Westbrook.  Only two children of the family survive: Mrs. Stella Love, of Wellsboro, and Benjamin F. Westbrook, of Knoxville.  She was married to George W. Curran Sept. 1, 1867, and they took up housekeeping on the Curran homestead farm in Deerfield, where they resided until about thirty years ago, when they removed to Knoxville.  Mr. and Mrs. Curran had no children but raised the family of Mr. Curran’s brother, and also had one adopted son, Fred W. Curran, of Knoxville.  The funeral of Mrs. Curran was held Sept. 12, Rev. Benjamin Croft, pastor of the Knoxville Baptist church, officiating; interment in Riverside cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 24 September 1919.

 

WESTBROOK Harriett M. Curran – Harriett M., wife of the late Geo. W. Curran, died Sept. 10 about 5:30 a.m. at her home in Knoxville.  She was 77 years old last April.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, at 2 o’clock; interment in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 September 1919. (see above)

 

WETMORE Byron
Wellsboro Agitator - April 14, 1948
Byron Wetmore, aged 78 years, of Knoxville, died at his home  April 5.  He was born May 4, 1870, in Charleston.  He was a member of the Baptist church.  Survivors include his widow; two sons, Leo, of Knoxville, RD; Leon, of Osceola; two brothers, Fred and Irven, of Olean; five grandchildren.  The funeral was held Thursday; burial at Knoxville.

 

WETMORE Caryl F. (Wetmore) Lingle

71, of Westfield, N.Y., formerly of Knoxville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Westfield Memorial Hospital in Westfield, N.Y. Caryl was born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Knoxville, the daughter of the late Leo E and Stella Mae (Ferris) Wetmore. A resident of Westfield for the past six years, she moved to Westfield from Columbus, Ind. to live with her daughter. The previous 30 years she lived in Nicholasville, Ky. where she was a home maker, tax preparer and had a Stanley Home Products business. Caryl was a Professional Registered Nurse and worked for several years at the Mary L. Eddy Nursing Home, as well as Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She enjoyed refinishing antiques and completed many family pieces. She enjoyed upholstery, sewing, baking, cooking and going out dancing. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Lingle; her two daughters, Catherine Mae (Michael F.B. Howard) Lingle of Knoxville, Cheryl Marie (Patrick) Quisenberry of Westfield, N.Y. and one son, David Charles Lingle of Tioga, N.D.; She is the sister of B. Foster (Marlene) Wetmore of Knoxville, and the grandmother of Charles R.A. Lingle-Howard, Jonathan Scott Lingle and Christopher A. Lingle-Carrasco all of Knoxville, Rebecca Mallie Quisenberry and Laura Elizabeth Quisenberry both of Westfield, N.Y.. Caryl is further survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Wood, also of Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Ferris Wetmore and her sister and brother-in- law Carla A. and Robert S. Miller. Friends and family are invited to call at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 7-8 p.m. Additional calling will be held on Thursday Aug. 8, at The Shortsville Baptist Church, Rt. 249, Middlebury Center from 11 a.m., until the time of the funeral services there at noon with the Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knoxville Public Library, 112 W. Main St., Knoxville. Pa.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 6, 2013   

 

WHEATON Wilford W. "Willie"
81, of Westfield, PA, died Monday, June 23, 2008, in the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. Born August 9, 1926, in Osceola, PA, he was the son of Alonzo and Edna Beckhorn Wheaton. On November 19, 1966, in Westfield, he married the former Lois Knight, who survives. A World War II veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY for 38 years. Mr. Wheaton was a life member and past commander of VFW Post #6753 in Knoxville, life member of American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company and the Elkland Moose. Surviving besides his wife, Lois, are: a son, David (Louise) Wheaton of Knoxville, PA; two daughters, Judy (Alan) Payne of Knoxville and Sandy (Terry) Marzo of Elkland, PA; a step-daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Cady of Westfield; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Gee of Elmira, NY; a sister-in-law, Lenarda Wheaton of Bradford, NY; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Thursday, June 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 8:15 p.m. The Rev. Ed Collins and the Rev. Duane Burdick will co-officiate. Representatives of VFW Post #6753 will present the flag at the conclusion of the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorials may be made to VFW Post #6753, Knoxville, PA 16928 or a charity of the donor's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/24/2008 - 6/25/2008.

WILCOX CLAYTON JR.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 19 Oct 1927, p. 1
DEATH OF A CHILD. / Clayton, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Wilcox, of Horell, died Friday morning Oct. 13 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wilcox in Knoxville. Rev. W. H. Stevens, of Westfield, held a short prayer service at the Riverside cemetery in Knoxville.

WILCOX - Funeral services for Jesse R. Wilcox, 86, of South Water Street, Knoxville, Pennsylvania were held Saturday, October 10th from the Eaton Funeral Home in Knoxville. He died at his home Wednesday, October 7th (in script--1964). A barber in Knoxville Borough for over 65 years, Mr. Wilcox was possibly the oldest practicing barber in Pennsylvania. He had worked as late as last summer when he became ill. Born in Troupsburg, he was educated in Troupsburg schools before moving to Knoxville as a youth. He entered his trade in Knoxville and in 1902 occupied a shop on Main Street. He practiced at the same location since that time, rebuilding the shop after a disasterous fire leveled the Knoxville business section in 1913. Mr. Wilcox also was a cigar manufacturer from 1908 to 1920, taking over the business of Judd Gleason and operating it in back of his barbershop. He had served as a member of the Knoxville School Board for 27 years and of the Borough Council for 16 years. He was the oldest member of the Knoxville Baptist Church, and a member for more than 50 years of Valley Grange, Cowanesque Lodge, F &AM and Coudersport Consistory. Survivors include a son Dr. Wilford W. Wilcox of Montoursville; daughters, Mrs. Madeline Hegmann of Knoxville, MrsPhyllis Hoffman of Tucson, Arizona; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rev. Orey Cripppen officiated at the funeral services. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Submitted by Kelly Kimball HEARTWOOD5@aol.com

WITTER Frances
Wellsboro Agitator – November 21, 1923
--Mrs. Frances Swimley, aged 63 years, wife of William Swimley, of Phillips Station, died November 12, of apoplexy.  The funeral was held Nov. 17, Rev. F. H. Chapman officiating.

WITTER FRANCES
Westfield Free Press - Volume XLV - November 22, 1923
Mrs. Frances Swimley was born in Lindley, NY on May 27, 1860, the daughter of Andrew H. Witter and Mary Fillman Witter, who moved to Manistique, Michigan where she lived with her parents for a number of years.  She was married to William Swimley in 1880 and moved back to Pennsylvania 4 years later.  Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Walter Sherwood, Mrs. Manie Erway, Lloyd J. Swimley, and Reginald Swimley, all of Phillips Station, also 2 brothers and 5 sisters, Mr. John Witter, Mrs. C. O. Merwen, Mrs. Ida Norton, Mrs. Robert Arrowood, all of Manistique, Michigan and Mr. Jack Witter of Berlin, Maine and Mrs. James Keefe of Detroit, Michigan and Mrs. A. W. Vincent of Duluth, Minnesota.  Funeral held Saturday, Rev. F. H. Chapman officiating.  Burial in Knoxville Cemetery.

LEE J. WITTER – Lee J. Witter, 74, of Lawrenceville RR 1, formerly of Little Marsh, died Thursday, March 9, 1995, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  Born Sept. 5, 1920, in Manistique, Mich., he was the son of Llewellyn H. and Rose Bollock Witter.  He worked as a core maker in the foundry at Ingersoll-Rand for over 30 years.  He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II.  He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Howard S. Lines Post #6753, Knoxville.  He and his wife June raised several foster children.  Preceding him in death was one sister, Shirley Ochsenhirt.  Surviving are his wife of 31 years, June Colvin Witter; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Timothy Cummings of Little Marsh, Patty and Raymond Sackrider of Lawrenceville, Tammy and Butch Strain of Lawrenceville, Pamela and Glenn McCaig of Jasper, N.Y., Donna and Bob Boom of Tyrone, Nancy Boom of Elkland and Tami Tompkins of Wellsboro; two sons, Charles Witter of Etters and Joey Meeks of Oklahoma City, Okla; three sisters, Jane Bianchi of San Jose, Calif., Helen Abbott of Potter Brook and Joann Clark of Knoxville; two brothers, Donald Witter of Roseville, Tenn., and Richard Witter of Osceola; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, on Saturday, March 11l  Services were held there Sunday, March 12, with the Rev. Lee Ellenberger officiating.  Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

WITTER, Tammy Lynn - Tammy Lynn Witter Strain, 50 of Osceola, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.Born April 3, 1964, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Lee and June (Colvin) Witter.Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, today, Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family, 228 Holden Brook Rd., Osceola, Pa. 16942 to help with Leah's college education. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 2014

 

JOSEPH WOOD
Joseph Wood died Dec. 15, at his home in Deerfield.  He was born in Unionville, Orange county, NY, April 10, 1846, the youngest of ten children of Oliver L. and Thankful Everitt Wood.  In the spring of 1861 the family removed to Deerfield.  On Feb. 26, 1870, he married Myrtilla Wainwright, and to them were born four children, Fred J., Perry L., Edna M., wife of Earl Robbins, and Russell C. Wood, all of Deerfield township, besides eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral was held Dec. 18, Rev. D.L. Pitts, pastor of the M.E. church, of Knoxville, officiating; interment in Riverside cemetery. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 29, 1920)

 

WOOD Mary E

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, May 25, 1932

Mrs. Mary E. Kelts, aged S3 years, of Knoxville, died May 18.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simmons Wood, of Deerfield. She was married to Frank Kelts December 3, 1867, and had spent her entire life in Knoxville.  Mrs. Kelts is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Stevens, of Westfield, and one son, Karl Kelts of Knoxville, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Miss Abbie Kelts.  The funeral was held Thursday at the Methodist church, of which she had been a member for many years, Rev. L. J. Engler, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.

 

WOOD - LEATHERS Naoma Ruth
Age 86 of Vestal, formerly of Knoxville, PA, died on January 31, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Ruth Edgcomb Wood. She married her childhood sweetheart, the late Stanford Leathers Jr., and they served Christ together for 61 years through the Knoxville Methodist Church and their Leathers Hardware. Naoma graduated from Mansfield College and taught kindergarten for 26 years in the Northern Tioga School District. After Naoma and Stan moved to Painted Post, they participated in the Corning North Baptist Church. After Stan's Homegoing in 2006, Naoma moved to the Hilltop Retirement Home in Johnson City, and spent her last month at the Vestal Nursing Center. Naoma dedicated her life to Christ at an early age, and she had a passion for her family, for music, for children and evangelism. She was very interested in the Valley Crusades, Valley Believers' Fellowship and she had a "Good News Kids Club" on her front porch. Naoma lived life with zest and enthusiasm, and she had a big heart and generous spirit. Her thrill was to meet new people and invite them to church. She loved laughter and fellowship, and the Joy of the Lord was her strength. She possessed tremendous faith and courage, and her inner strength and beauty has left a legacy of love. She is survived by her loving children, Janice Leathers, Painted Post, NY, Doren Leathers, Kennett Square, PA, Rhonda (Walt) Emmons, Endicott, NY; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Cobb, Mary Wetmore; brothers, John (Phebe) Wood, Wally (Esther) Wood, all of Knoxville, PA; numerous loving relatives and friends. Her Homegoing Celebration will be held at the Union Center Methodist Church, Union Center, NY, Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. Rev. Brown Naik, officiating. A time of greeting will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism of Tioga Co., 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Family Life Ministries, Box 506, Bath, NY 14810. The family would like to give special thanks to Pastor Brown Naik, and all the staff at the Vestal Nursing Center for their compassion, love and care shown to Naoma during her final days with us. "ONLY ONE LIFE WILL SOON BE PAST, ONLY WHAT'S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST"  Elmira Star Gazette, February 4, 2010

 

WOODBURY Augustus

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, October 23, 1907

Mr. Augustus Woodbury celebrated his 89th birthday on October 12th, at his home in Knoxville, Mrs. W. H Stevens of Fassett, Canada and her youngest daughter, Mary, were present; Mrs. Stevens being a step-granddaughter of Mr. Woodbury. Mr. Woodbury was born in Sutton, Worcester Co., Mass, October 12, 1818, a son of Daniel and Sarah Woodbury. He was one of a family of 10 children, some of them dying before Augustus was born and he is the only one now living. When 6 years of age he moved with his parents to Peruville, Tompkins Co., NY.  He has been married 3 times. He married his first wife, Mary E. Kelly, April 29, 1843, settled in Chatham in January 1844 and purchased property of Philemon Smith who then owned and resided on the farm now owned by Frank Hunter. On the property Mr Woodbury purchased was a house boarded up to the windows and about 2/3 of the roof on it. In this place the family managed to stay that winter between a big fire on the fire place and a fire in the stove. Quilts were hung up in the evening in order to prevent the wind from blowing out the tallow candles or dips. In the spring Mr. Woodbury traded an old brass watch for 2000 feet of lumber and completed the house. He married his second wife, Elizabeth G. Humphrey, August 3, 1849. To them were born 3 daughters, Mary who died when about 5 years old, Nancy who died at the age of 18, and Ada M. who was married to Nathaniel Seely, now of Westfield, and died January 19, 1875, just 5 months after her marriage. Mr. Woodbury's second wife died and his third and present wife was Mrs. Hannah Kelts, to whom he was married June 19, 1871. Mr. Woodbury's family consists of himself, his wife and her daughter, Miss Abbie Kelts, Mrs. Woodbury was 82 years of age on the 21 of September last. When the subject of this sketch came to Chatham there was very little land cleared between Knoxville and his home. He cut and cleared over 100 acres of land himself, besides assisting others in clearing up their farms. Mr. Woodbury, known as Captain, was engaged in boating for 3 years during his early residence in Chatham. This work he did on the old Erie Canal between Corning and Albany, NY. When the railroads came into Knoxville, Mr. Woodbury started a dray wagon and did a good business for 15 years, when he sold his business to W H Stevens. He moved to Knoxville in 1871 and has since lived in the town except 2 years at Whitesville, NY and on the Christie farm on Troups Creek 2 or 3 years.   Mr. Woodbury joined the Methodist church in 1856.  Mr. Woodbury enjoys remarkably good health for a man of his age and has never been seriously ill in his life.  He Is a man of fine physique and has always possessed remarkable strength. It is told of him that while he resided on the Christie farm, when well in the sixties, he was known to have shouldered six-bushels of oats and carried the load three-quarters of a mil« over to the field and sowed it before breakfast and at the same time had two teams of horses standing in the stable. It. is believed by his many friends that had he favored himself a little more In many things through life he would have been a better man at his age today than many are at the age of sixty.  It is said that while he was carrying the mail only a few years since he carried a mailbag that weighed nearly 300 pounds from the Central depot to the post office.

 

WOODBURY Charles

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, November 20, 1940

Knoxville, Nov. 19 —Charles Woodbury, of East Winsor (Windsor), Conn., died at his home Nov. 13, at the age of 86 years. Rev. James H. Buikema, Knoxville Methodist minister conducted the funeral Sunday; burial in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville. Mr. Woodbury was a resident of this place for many years. In 1911 he went to Connecticut to reside.

 

WOODBURY Mary Agnes
Mrs. Agnes Sensabaugh - At Knoxville, Pa., January 1, 1888, Agnes, wife of Peter J. Sensabaugh died at her home, age 38 years, 4 months and 5 days, after a sickness of three weeks. She was a most excellent woman, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and much respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and three children. (Tuesday, January 10, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

 

WOODBURY Mary Alida
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIX – Thursday, April 25, 1907
Mrs. Andrew Hitchcock of Knoxxville died April 18, 1907 in Philadelphia.  She was born Mary Alida Woodbury, the daughter of Edwin and Sarah Woodbury in Cortland, N.Y. on May 26, 1871.  She was married to Hon. Andrew B. Hitchcock on May 14, 1903.

 

WOODBURY Ola

Wellsboro Agitator – December 27, 1899

KNOXVILLE, Dec. 26. — The many friends of Mrs. Andrew B. Hitchcock, of this borough, were pained to learn of her death on the 21st instant. Besides her husband, she leaves three small children, the youngest of whom is only a few weeks old. Mrs. Hitchcock was Miss Ola Woodbury, the daughter of Mr. Frederick Woodbury, of this borough, and was married to Mr. Hitchcock eight years ago.

 

WRIGHT Annabelle

Wellsboro Agitator – April 21, 1926

—Anna Belle Wright Seeley, wife of H. L. Seeley, died April 11, 1926, at their home at Academy Corners.  Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and two daughters.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Rev. W. H. Stevens, pastor of the Westfield Baptist church, officiating; interment in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.

 

YOUNG MARION EMPSON
Marion (Young) diedon July 12, 2007 at her home in Knoxville, Pennsylvania. Marion was born in Bingham Center, PA on September 22, 1925 and was a daughter of Mary Bunnell and Claude Young. She grew up on a dairy farm in Potter County with her four sisters and two brothers, and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1945. On May 1, 1954, Marion wed Charles Empson. They lived for a short period in Niagara Falls, NY and moved to Knoxville in 1958. For nearly 50 years, Marion lived in Knoxville taking care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also worked at the Check-R-Board in Knoxville for ten years. Marion was a former worthy matron of the Knoxville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and was an active member of the Knoxville community. After retiring from Check-R-Board, Marion devoted many hours to the Knoxville Community Association by preparing breakfasts, fish fries, and special dinners. She was well known in Knoxville and Sugar Land, TX for her delicious pies. Marion is predeceased by her husband, Charles. She is survived by her son, Mark (Knoxville); daughter, Donna (Sugar Land, TX); sisters, Jean Newbury (Ulysses) and Marie Kinter (Wellsville, NY); and brother, Seldon Young (Westfield). She will be deeply missed by her daughter-in-law, Diane Myers-Empson; her son-in-law, Jeffrey Rudolph; her six grandchildren, Mike and Matthew Shenk, Michelle Ackley, Danielle Empson, and Charles and Mary Rudolph; and her three great-grandchildren, Abrianna and Carter Ackley, and Alexis Shenk. A Memorial Service will be conducted Friday, July 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main Street, Westfield, by the Rev. Paul Palmer Green. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Marion may be made to the Knoxville Community Association, P.O. Box 123, Knoxville, PA; or the Knoxville OES #328.

YOUNG – Marion Young Empson, diedThursday, July 12, 2007 at her home in Knoxville. Marion was born in Bingham Center on Sept. 22, 1925 and was a daughter of Mary Bunnell and Claude Young. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield by the Rev. Paul Palmer Green. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Marion may be made to the Knoxville Community Association, PO Box 123, Knoxville, PA or the Knoxville OES #328. – Mansfield Gazette, 18 July 2007



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? Hannah ASHTON

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, March 21, 1917

Little Marsh, March 19— Mrs. Hannah Ashton died at her home Saturday.  The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday, March 20; interment in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville. 

 

? MRS. ALTA BOWERS, 73 of Holly in the Hills, Fla. Formerly of Knoxville and Blossburg, Friday, Aug. 18, 1961.  Widow of Charles J. Bowers.  Survived by sister, Mrs. E. C. Irvine of Cleveland.  Body will arrive at the Griggs Funeral home, Knoxville today.  Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.  Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/1961

 

? Helen DUNHAM

Corning Evening Leader – Friday, November 21, 1924

KNOXVILLE, Pa., Nov. 21.— Mrs. Helen F. Dunham died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leila Ray, in Buffalo, November 7, at the age of 86 years. The remains were brought to Knoxville for burial.

? GARDNER Jane
Wellsboro Agitator - April 22, 1896
--Mrs. David Gardner died at her home in Knoxville last week Monday night.  She had been helpless for about a year from paralysis.  Her husband survives her, he being over 100 years of age.
  

 

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