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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Sabinsville Cemetery, Clymer Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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by Joyce M. Tice


Sabinsville Cemetery Listing



 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


 

JACKSON Josephine Estella

Wellsboro Agitator - February19, 1953

Mrs. Stella Hurd, aged 89 years, of Westfield, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1953.  Surviving are her husband, William Hurd, son Gerwin Williams of Westfield; granddaughter, Mrs. Lucreta Williams of Westfield RD; two great granddaughters, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Thursday at Sabinsville, the Rev. Lynn Green officiating.  Burial was in Sabinsville Cemetery.

 

JOHNSON Sidney
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  July 23, 1930, Pg 8
Sidney Johnson Lost Life Wednesday in Cowanesque River.  [drowned 7/16/1930]  Sidney Johnson, aged 17 years, ventured too far into the Cowanesque River at North Fork Wednesday evening and was drowned.  According to George Hunt, his companion, he and young Johnson went to the swimming hole near North Fork at about 8pm.  While Hunt, who was unable to swim walked about in the water, Johnson declared, "I'm going to see how deep it is in this pool".   With one hand on his face and the other held above him he walked into the water. When the youth's hand failed to appear, Hunt became frightened.  Suddenly Johnson's head appeared above the water and he was making frantic efforts to save himself.  Hunt made several attempts to rescue his comrade but Johnson had walked into deep water where Hunt was unable to go.  He ran to a nearby farmhouse for aid.  Howard Farwell and Stanley Brook dived into the pool and brought up Johnson's body.  They made valiant efforts to resusitate the lad  but to no avail.   Sidney Johnson was the only son of the late Patrick Johnson, of Westfield, who last year was convicted of murdering his wife.  He committed suicide in jail on July 9, 1929 by hanging, following his conviction.  Johnson is survived by two sisters, Mrs Lillian Hollanbaugh of  Sheffield and Mrs Doris Bennett of Addison.

 

JOHNSTON Merle L. “Mike” Johnston, Sr.

age 91 of Main St., Sabinsville died on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. Born April 10, 1922, the son of Lewis and Lula (Butler) Johnston. Mike married Betty E. Colbath on March 28, 1948; she died March 23, 2013. He served in the US Navy during WWII and retired from Consolidated Gas Company. He was a member of the Clymer Baptist Church, took care of the Sabinsville Cemetery for many years and enjoyed gardening. Mike was a farmer, a carpenter and a hard worker, his hands were always busy. He is survived by his sons, Harold (Jean) Johnston, Gaines, Pa. and Charles Johnston, Sabinsville, Pa.; his daughters, Janet (Basil) Tubbs, Ulysses, Pa., Peggy (Tom) Bell, Sabinsville, Pa. and Barbara (Steve) Davis, Sabinsville, Pa.; his sister, Nora Stafford of Sabinsville, PA; 14 grandchildren and numerous great and great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and a son, Merle Johnston Jr. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors in Sabinsville Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 23, 2013

 

JONES, John H. - John H. Jones, 78, of Gaines, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born April 22, 1938, in Rochester, N.Y., he was a son of the late Robert and Necia (Johnston) Jones. John was a 1957 Graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. On June 19, 1957, he married the former Frances Cole, who survives. John was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a night watchman for St. Mary's Carbon and loved the outdoors. John enjoyed NASCAR and visiting and drinking coffee with his friends at all the local restaurants, especially the Dunkin Donuts in Wellsboro. In addition to his wife, Frances, John is survived by a son, Ronald (Amanda) Jones of Tennessee; four daughters, Tammy Hamberger of Wellsboro, Cherie (Robert) Vannatter of Mills, Deborah Morris of Carlisle, Marcia (Hershel) Holsomback of Middlebury Center; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and three sisters, Roberta Jones, Karen (Larue) Ogden, both of Florida, and Crystal (Roger) Lawrence of Wichita Kans. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a son, Rayford Jones; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 to 11 a,m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Keith Paris officiating. Burial will be in the Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville. Military Honors will be accorded by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to a local V.F.W. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 21, 2016

 

JUDD PHYLLIS E. BUTLER
Phyllis E. Age 88, of #341 Butler Road, Sabinsville, PA, diedFriday, March 2, 2007, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. She was born August 24, 1918 in Potterbrook, PA, the daughter of Floyd and Avis Little Judd. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and the Sabinsville Grange. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Bernard; daughters and sons-in-law, Bernita and Charles Douglass, Sabinsville, PA, Bonita and Leonard Moore, Bethlehem, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Roberta Butler, Friendship, NY, Ardell and Carol Butler, Manassas, VA; son, William Butler, Sabinsville, PA; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Hardy Judd, Westfield, PA, Bernard Judd, Walton, NY, Wayne Judd, Kennett Square, PA; sister, Beverly Horton, Reading, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Sunday from 6-8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA, Edward Heyler officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the family for the creation of the "Phyllis E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund" at Cowanesque Valley High School.

KERNAN JAMES
Wellsboro Gazette - April 24, 1941
Sabinsville - Last Saturday occurred the death of James Kernan, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. F. Whittaker.  "Jim" Kernan, as he was called by his host of friends had spent his entire life at his farm home in Buck Woods, about three miles from town.  A few months ago, after the death of his wife, Sarah Griffin Kernan, he rented his farm and came to live with his daughter.  The funeral was held Monday at the home; burial in the local cemetery.

KILBOURNE JOHN I
Wellsboro Gazette – September 27, 1923
Sabinsville, Sept. 26 – This community was saddened by the death of John I. Kilbourne which occurred at his home here on Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, after a long illness which was borne with patience and cheerfulness.  Mr. Kilbourne was the son of Charles and Esther Kilbourne and was born in Hector township Nov. 24, 1869, where nearly his entire life was spent.  He was married to Encia Schoonover on Sept. 15, 1891, who survives with the following children:  Ira, of East Amherst, N.Y.; Doris, wife of Chas. Hayes, of Bath, N.Y.; Iva, wife of Everitt Larrison; Eva, wife of George Hurd, and Angie at home.  He also leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, Horace and William Kilbourne, of Westfield, and three sisters, Mrs. E. E. Ellsworth, of Sabinsville; Mrs. Samuel Frith, of Galeton; and Mrs. Angie Hart, of Williamsport.  Mr. Kilbourne had been mail carrier on the R.F.D. Route for eighteen years but was compelled to give up his work last spring on account of failing health.  He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, of Westfield.  The funeral, which was widely attended, was held from the Sabinsville Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Barber officiated assisted by Rev. French and Rev. Hays and burial was made in the Sabinsville cemetery.

 

KING Carl Bernard King

78, of Sabinsville, PA, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his home. Born October 28, 1933, in Sabinsville, he was a son of the late, Fred H. and Hattie (Robinson) King. Carl was a 1951 Graduate of the Cowanesque Valle Joint Schools and was a Veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On July 21, 1984 in Waverly, NY, he married the former Ellen (Shay) Beers, who survives. Carl retired from Penn Dot as a manager in 1996 after 27 years of service, and was currently a Clymer Township Supervisor, a Sabinsville Sewer Plant Operator, and the President of the Sabinsville Cemetery Association. He was also a Deacon, Trustee and usher at the Valley Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Ansonia, PA. He greatly enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife, Ellen, are a son, Christopher (Deb) King of Wellsboro, PA; four daughters, Colleen (Jeff) Green of Eldred, PA, Cheri King of Warren Center, PA, Charlene (Timothy) Eldridge of Sabinsville, and Cynthia (Gary) Lovell of Middlebury, PA; a step-son, Mark Beers of Ohio; four step-daughters, Nadine Beers of Warminster, PA, Kelly Beers of Ivyland, PA, Melody Beers of Knoxville, PA, and Julia (Frank) Ivens of Audubon, PA; a brother, Blain (Betty) King of Scotia, NY; a sister, Thelma Wood of Elmira NY; 19 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by two brothers, Ivan and Fred King, and a sister, Verna Reddick. Friends may call at the Valley Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Ansonia on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Samuel Hahn and the Rev. Thomas McElrath will co-officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Interment will be in Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Christian Missionary Alliance Church or to the Sabinsville Cemetery Association. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.   Star Gazette – March 15, 2012

 

KING DAN
Wellsboro Agitator – November 14, 1928
--Dan King, of Sabinsville, aged 77 years, died Nov. 5, of heart disease.  He is survived by his wife and son, Fayette, of Cowanesque.  The funeral was held Friday at the Sabinsville church; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.

 

KING PHOEBE

Wellsboro Agitator – January 29, 1902

Mrs. Phoebe Jordan, aged 72, the widow of Mr. Daniel Jordan and the mother of Mr. Francis Jordan, with whom she lived, died last Wednesday evening in North Delmar at her home on Dance run, nearly two miles from the main road on the south side of Marsh creeks.  Her death resulted from frightful burns received the day before. It had been Mrs. Jordan's custom, it is said, to hasten the fires in her stove by using kerosene, and it is believed that while using oil during her son's absence from home, her clothing became ignited.  However this may be, as Mr. Joseph Grimes was passing the Jordan house Tuesday forenoon he saw Mrs. Jordan in front of it with her garments blazing and trying vainly to beat out the flames with her hands. He hastened to help and succeeded in quenching the fire with snow and water, but when this end was accomplished, Mrs. Jordan was in a dreadful condition. Her clothing was nearly burned off, and she was suffering severe burns over much of the lower half of her body. Mr. Grimes summoned help from neighbors and Dr. B. L. Roe, of Wellsboro was sent for. The Doctor did all he could for the afflicted woman, but the odds of her age, the shock she had sustained and the injuries she bad received proved too great, and she died, the following day.  Mrs. Jordan was a daughter of the late Mr. Alonzo King and was born in Clymer township. She was buried in Sabinsville.

 

KNOWLES Sophia Delphine
Wellsboro Agitator - August 1, 1934
Mrs. Sophia Bliss died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Hancock, at Ulysses, July 20.  She was the daughter of Ezra and Sarah Knowles, and was born in Clymer township, February 2, 1855.  She was married to Riley Bliss October 26, 1872. She leaves four children, Jennie Hancock, of Ulysses; Roy Bliss, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; Etta Miles, of Westfield, and Floyd Bliss, of Bradford; three sisters, Cassie Douglas, Etta Douglas, Lucretia Sherman, all of Michigan.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.  Burial at Sabinsville.

 

KNOWLTON Herbert Ames

Wellsboro Agitator – Thursday, December 24, 1925

Sabinsville, Dec. 24. — The funeral of Herbert Ames Knowlton was held at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock on Wednesday. Rev. Stevens had charge of the services; interment was made in the Sabinsville cemetery. Mr. Knowlton was born Oct. 16, 1856, in Sullivan township. Forty years ago he moved to Westfield, where he engaged in the mercantile business.  From there he moved to a farm near Sabinsville, where he had since resided. The deceased is survived by four daughters and two sons: Mrs. Leon Whitacre, of Philadelphia ; Mrs. Frank Outman, of Osceola; Mrs. William Learn, of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Harold Dorr, of Barnes, N. Y.; Hugh Knowlton, of Elmira, and Frank Knowlton, of Sabinsville; also three bothers—Eugene, Julian and Frank, of Stony Fork; two sisters— Mrs. Lydia Playfoot, of Horseheads, and Mrs. Phoebe Sherman, of Stony Fork, and several grandchildren.

 

KRINER Robert E. Kriner

88, of Blossburg, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born on Aug. 5, 1923, in Morris, he was the son of Earl and Mina (Haker) Kriner. Robert was married to Ernestine (Patt) Kriner.  Prior to his retirement, Robert was employed as a carpenter for Arnot Building Supply in Mansfield, JP Ward in Blossburg, Ward LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., and managed the Blossburg Bowling Alley. Robert served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the East Point Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.  In addition to his wife, Ernestine, Robert is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Jann Kriner of Trucksville, Don and Kay Kriner of LeRoy, N.Y., Joseph and Kathleen Kriner of Covington; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Kenneth Kriner of Liberty, Harold and Evette Kriner of Germany, Irvin and Marie Kriner of Williamsport, Gerald and Judy Kriner of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vera Ludwig of Williamsport, Phyllis and Walter Earle, Jr. of Troy; a sister-in-law, Alverta Kriner of Covington; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ernest Kriner in 1948 and three brothers, Wilford, Paul and Howard Kriner.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m., with the Rev. John J. Chmil officiating. Burial will be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 7, 2012

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifLARRISON - Helen M. Spencer, 101, of Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville, formerly of Sabinsville and Wellsboro, died Sunday, May 22, 1994, at home. Born Dec. 14, 1892, in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of Harry and Eva Douglass Larrison. She was a former member of the Clymer Baptist church, Sabinsville. Preceding her in death was husbands, Lynn Yale and Morton Spencer; and one son, Jack Yale. Surviving are one stepson, Morrell Spencer of Wellsboro; one daughter-in-law, Evelyn Yale of Troy; two sisters, Emma Stebbins of Sabinsville and Elsie Caulkins of Williamsport; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, on Wednesday, May 25. Services were held there Wednesday, May 25, with the Rev. Vane Gunn officiating. Burial was made at Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 25, 1994

LATTIMER ILA MAE
Wellsboro Agitator – June 17, 1942
Mrs. Ray V. Roberts, of Sabinsville, died June 13, at her home in the Beechwoods district, after a long illness.  Formerly Miss Ila Mae Lattimer, she was born March 15, 1894 on the Jemison, daughter of J. L. and Carrie E. Lattimer.  When a child she moved near Sabinsville with her parents and practically all her life had been spent in that vicinity.  She was married to Ray V. Roberts of Sabinsville, Oct. 23, 1913, and to them was born a daughter, Mrs. Onalee Lovell, of Knoxville, who survives, with her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lattimer, of Sabinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth King, of Elkland, Mrs. Mertie Kelts, of Sabinsville and Mrs. Freda Davenport, of Elkland; a brother, Ben J. Lattimer, of Sabinsville; three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. James Beacon officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.
Mar.5.2010

LATTIMER - GRIFFIN Kathryn Veryl
98, of 884 Locey Creek Road, Middlebury Center, PA entered into rest to meet her Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Kathryn was born in Sabinsville, PA on December 4, 1911, the daughter of Benjamin and Grace Kent Lattimer. She was an honor graduate of Sabinsville High School, Class of 1929. On February 21, 1930, she and Kenneth A. Griffin were married in Campbell, NY. He predeceased her on February 3, 1990. Kathryn was a housewife, and together with her husband, owned and operated a school bus which she drove for 28 years in the Cowanesque Valley. In 1978 they sold the family farm in Sabinsville and made their home in Middlebury Center. She was a faithful member of the Westfield Wesleyan Church for more than 70 years. She also attended the United Methodist Church in Keeneyville, PA following their move to Middlebury. She was affectionately known as "Aunt Kate" to numerous children and adults whose life she touched through her church affiliation and years of driving school bus. Surviving are her daughters, Patricia Owlett of Middlebury Center, PA, Carolyn (Gail) Clark of Woodhull, NY and Nadine Fueller of Mansfield, Texas; grandchildren, Walter (Nancy) Owlett of Middlebury Center, PA, Brenda Owlett of Glastonbury, CT, Kyle (Michele Kearse) Owlett of Middlebury Center, PA, Daniel (Susan) Clark of Woodhull, NY, Michael Fueller and Joseph Fueller of Arlington, TX; great-grandchildren, Gilbert (Julie) Owlett, Russell (Ashley) Owlett, Brandi Lyn (Ryan Close) Owlett, Cody Owlett and Emma Owlett, all of Middlebury Center; great-great-grandchildren, Abigail Owlett, Cameron Owlett, and Dustin Owlett of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Ken, she was predeceased by her parents; sister, Shirley Yeager; and brother, Kent Lattimer; sons-in-law, Keith Owlett, John Ivanish and Joseph Fueller. The family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home at 222 West Main Street in Westfield, PA on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and at the Westfield Wesleyan Church, 242 Church Street on Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by the funeral at 12: 00 p.m. Rev. Edward Caster officiating. Interment will be in the Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorials will be received by the Westfield Wesleyan Church, the Keeneyville United Methodist Church or the Middlebury Center Fire Department. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.2.2010

 

MACK Alice

Wellsboro Gazette – July 15, 1971

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, age 86, of Little Marsh, died on Thursday, July 1, 1971 in Blossburg State Hospital.  She was born on March 12, 1885 in Williamsport, Pa. and was the daughter of Don and Sarah Maneval Mack. She was married on November 20, 1939 to Claude Davis, who survives.  She was a member of Little Marsh United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Don; 2 daughters, Mrs. Walt (Christine) Dimon of Westfield, and Mrs. John (Maxine) Covey, of Paulway, California; a son, Lewis Churchill of Cross Fork, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Statler, of Williamsport; Mrs. Flora Williams of Santiago, California, and Mrs. Edith Lehman, of Williamsport, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses.  Funeral Services were held on Sunday, July 4th at 2 p.m. in the Little Marsh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial was in Sabinsville Cemetery.

 

McCarty Naomi 'Patty' Baumunk

Naomi "Patty" Baumunk, 99, of Sabinsville, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, in her home. She was born March 24, 1902, in Sayre, the daughter of Carl and Susie White McCarty.  She was a 1921 graduate of Estella High School and a 1925 graduate of the Williamsport School of Nursing. In June 1929, she married Arthur Baumunk, who predeceased her in 1990.  Mrs. Baumunk and her husband owned and operated Baumunk Bros. General Store in Sabinsville from 1936 to 1974. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Caroline Baumunk of Shunk and Phyllis Molyneux of Dushore; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Donald McCarty of Forksville; sister, Elsie Meile of Williamsport; brothers-in-law, Lawrence L. Baumunk of Shunk and Lynn Molyneux of Forksville; and sisters-in-law, Amber (Harold) Battin of Forksville and Glynna (Theodore) Vogt of Forksville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton. The Rev. James House will officiate. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery.

 

MCMINDE CLOSSOM
Clossom McMinde, who was born in Troupsburg, N. Y. October 3, 1856,died at his late home, Westfield, September 24, 1907. He is survived by hiswife and two daughters; Anna, wife of William Watkins and Verta at home. One sister: Mrs. Eli Seamans, and two brothers; Charles of Nebraska and Jason of Addison.  Mr. McMindes was ill for years and though confined to the house for a long period, never complained, but met the slings andarrows of outrageous fortune with bravery and fortitude. The funeral was heldfrom the home September 26th. Internment in the Sabinsville Cemetery.

MILLER Clarissa A
Wellsboro Agitator August 2, 1881
Mrs. Clarissa Bruce died of a cancer last Friday night, after a long and painful illness.

MOSHER BERNARD “TIM”
Wellsboro Gazette – April 20, 1988
Bernard Mosher 76 of East Valley Road, Andover N Y died April 19, 1988 at home.  Born May 4, 1911 in Sabinsville, he was the son of Earl and Anna Manning Mosher.  He was a U S Navy veteran of World War II.  Surviving are his wife, Ruth; sons, Eldon of Andover N.Y.,  Ellery of Brockport N. Y. and Milton of
Clifton Springs N. Y.; daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Petycofe, of Rochester, NY and Mrs. Gary (Wilda) Fuller of RD Elkland;  sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Guernsey of Holly N. Y.; Mrs. Helen Campbell of Millport, N.Y. and Mrs. Nina Young, of Webster N.Y.; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland today Wednesday April 20 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday, April 21 at 3 p.m. The Rev Daryl Butler will officiate.  Burial will be made in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville.

MOSS LULU
Wellsboro Agitator – March 12, 1924
Mrs. Lulu M Griffin, wife of Elmer Griffin, died at the Good Samaritan hospital in Westfield, Tuesday morning, March 4, of dropsy, after a long illness. She was born June 17, 1891, and is survived by her husband and five children The funeral was held at Sabinsville Friday, Rev Mr. Johnson officiating, interment in the
Ackley cemetery.   Note: Listed on the Bristol Farm Cemetery listing and the Sabinsville Cemetery listing but not Ackley.

MOSS LULU
Wellsboro Gazette – March 13, 1924
—Mrs. Lulu Griffin, wife, of Elmer Griffin, of Sabinsville, died March 3 of, heart trouble, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Westfield. Besides her husband she is survived by several children.

OAKLEY ADDIE M.
Wellsboro Gazette – September 27, 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts of Harrison Valley were in town Sunday afternoon making arrangements for the burial of her aunt, Mrs. Addie VanNess.  A long time resident of this township, she had made her home with her two daughters Stanley Clark of Westfield, and Mrs. Ernest Davis, of Wellsboro.  The funeral was held at the church here Tuesday with Rev. Cecil Palm officiating; burial in Sabinsville cemetery.  She has many friends here who wish to extend sympathy to the family.

 

OWENS HAROLD
Wellsboro Gazette - March 18, 1926
Funeral of Harold Owens, Killed in Coasting Accident Held Friday
Sabinsville, March 17 – The funeral of Harold Owens was held at the Baptist church Friday afternoon.  The deceased was an only son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Owens and met his tragic death when coasting last Tuesday evening.  He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his parents, five sisters:  Mrs. Clara Briggs, Mrs. Violet Longwell, Mrs. Pearl Roberts, Mrs. Goldie Baker and Mrs. Marguerite Ransom.  The floral offerings were many and beautiful.  Harold was a pupil of the 8th grade and his classmates marched ina body to the church and to the cemetery.  Burial was made in Sabinsville cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 17, 1926, Pg 3
Harold Owens, Victim of Coasting Accident Last Tuesday Night
Sabinsville, PA., Mar. 10 - Harold Owens, 14 years old, met death Tuesday night (3/9/1926) in the Sabinsville Cemetery when the sled on which he was coasting crashed into a tombstone and his skull was crushed.  His body was found ths morning.  Harold and some friends had been coasting on the hill at the edge of the village, their sleds occasionally carrying them over the crust of the snow that covered the cemetery at the foot of the hill.  About 9:30 last night he started down the hill alone and when he did not return the other boys thought he had gone on home.  His parents, Mr and Mrs Oscar Owens, expected him to spend the night with other boys and were not anxious about his absence.  This morning he was found dead beside the tombstone.  Whether he died instantly or death was merely hastened by exposure is not known.  He was the only son of Mr and Mrs Oscar Owens who survive, with four sisters:  Mrs Clara Briggs, Mrs Violet Longwell, Mrs Clark Roberts and Mrs Arlie Ransom, all of Sabinsville.

PARKER Gerald Eugene "Jerry"
Age 84, of 116 Henderson St., Mount Holly, NC, formerly of Sabinsville, PA, diedApril 17, 2007 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. He was born in Bath, NY, the son of Leslie and Reta Galutia Parker. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946, was a retired machinist for Ingersoll-Rand Co. and was a member of the Valley Alliance Church in Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Lloyd Cobb, Mt. Holly, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Janie Parker, Marlborough, MA; grandchildren, Amari Parker (Brian) Harrison, Monica Cobb (Max) Davis, Kirstie and Seth Parker; great-grandchildren, Max Brayden Davis, Nathan Parker Davis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delora Ackley Parker; two sisters, Lois Parker and Audrey Speer; and three brothers, Dick, Jim, and Denny Parker. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Albert Horning will officiate. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Harris Hospice, c/o Presbyterian Hospital, E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28207; or Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28207.

PARSHALL MINNIE
Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 26, 1956
Sabinsville – Mrs. Minnie Yale, 91, of Sabinsville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 1956.  Services were held today with burial in Sabinsville.

PATTERSON - BLOOM
Betty Marie Age 72, of Sabinsville, PA, diedAugust 21, 2005 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born Mar. 28, 1933 in Westfield, PA. The daugher of Clifford and Nina George Patterson. She was a member of the Clymer Baptist Church, owned and operated school buses for 35 years, was a member of the Clymer Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Aux., and was employed by the Westfield Child Development Center and Galeton Production. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy G. Bloom; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Dorothy Bloom, Evans, CO, Bruce and Bonnie Bloom, Sabinsville, PA, Brett and Cathy Bloom, Eaton, CO, William and Michelle Bloom, Sabinsville, PA; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and William Fitzwater, Murrysville, PA, Nancy and Ronnie Bartoo, Honeoye Falls, NY, Dorothy and William Cole, Alden, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Norma Patterson, Osceola, PA, Duane and Verla Patterson, Sabinsville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Clymer Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Roy Seiders, officiating. Burial will be in Sabinsville, Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Clymer Baptist Church, Clymer Vol. Fire Co., or Sabinsville Vol. Ambulance Assoc.

PATTERSON Oren
Wellsboro Agitator - October 28, 1954
Oren Patterson, 77, of Sabinsville, died in the Soldiers and Saliors Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, October 20, 1954.  A native of Troupsburg, N. Y., he was born January 16, 1877. He was the son of Charles and Olive Gunn Patterson. He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel Albee; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Swantout, Elmira, N. Y; Mrs. Edith Davis, Middleburg; Mrs. Frances Haynes and Mrs. Ava Short, Westfield RD 4; two sons, Clifton aad Clifford, Westfield R.D. 4; one sister, Mrs. Frances Lincoln, Elmira, N. Y.; 20 grandchildren a«d 12 great grandchildren.  Service! were Sunday at the Patterson residence. Burial was in
in Sabinsville Cemetery.

PAYNE –CAROLYN A. CHAPPELL, age 87, a resident of Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, Granville Summit, Pa. formerly of Old Mill Lane, Troy, Pa. passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at the Guthrie Troy Hospital, Troy, Pa. Carolyn was born Eldred, Pa. on December 27, 1927, daughter of the late Floyd and Eva Marie (Dempsey) Payne. She was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School and received a B.S in Elementary Education from Mansfield University. Carolyn and Richard were married on August 30, 1947 and celebrated 65 years of marriage together. Family and friends are invited to call from 10:00-11:00 on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton Street, Troy, Pa. with the Reverend Garry Zuber officiating following the calling hour. Interment will follow in the Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, Pa. Carolyn was retired from the Troy Area School District following 25 years of teaching in the Northern Tioga and Troy Area School Districts. She is fondly remembered by many of her fourth grade students who were quick to tell a story about being in her classroom. Her memberships and achievements included the Troy Baptist Church, PASR, Thursday Study Club, Sunday School Teacher, ABW Ministry, Bible School Teacher, playing in the Baptist Pops, choir and the Thursday Bridge Club. Carolyn was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who gave so much to her family and church. She will be missed very much by her family and many friends. Survivors include her loving children; daughter Linda (Alson) Nickerson of Troy; sons, Thomas (Jeanne) Chappell, Coudersport, Steven (Jody) Chappell of Mansfield; grandchildren, Rebecca, Jill, Sarah Jo, Terra Lynn, Zachary, Desirae; great-grandchildren, Madison, Allison, Izabella, Elena; sister June Rosetti, Olean, brother and sister-in-law, James (Gerry) Payne, Ohio, sister, Diane (Juan) Nazario, Jamestown, NY; brother-in-law, Lewis (Marcia) Chappell, Tioga, sister-in-law Joann Chappell of Troy, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, Floyd (Donna) Payne, sister Marjorie Kelly, brother and sister-in-law, Harold (Thelma) Payne, infant twin sisters, sister-in- law and brother-in-law, Arthur and Alice Brown and brother-in-law, Gerald Chappell. Memorials in Carolyn's name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 579 Canton Street, Troy, Pa. or the Twin Oaks Personal Care Home Activity Fund PA-514, Granville Summit, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 W. Main St. Troy, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/23/2015

PAYNE MABEL
Westfield free Press – Thursday, February 20, 1902
Mabel Roberts, wife of Wella Roberts, of Azelta, died Friday, Feb. 14, 19 years of age and was buried at Sabinsville, Feb. 16 at one o’clock.  Mabel (Payne) Roberts, was born in Westfield township April 15, 1882.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. R. C. Grames of Westfield.

PAYNE ROBERT
Wellsboro Gazette – February 27, 1930
Robert Payne, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Payne, died at his home here Feb. 20, of leakage of the heart.  Robert was not able to join the boys in their sports, but for all of that he was always smiling and had a kind word for all.  He leaves to mourn his death his parents, three sisters and two brothers, and his grandparents.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the church; burial in Sabinsville cemetery.

 

PENNELL Donna M. Dandrea

Donna M. Dandrea, age 57, of 17 Wattles Run Road, Davis Station, PA died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at home. She was born September 24, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Donald and Joan (Yale) Pennell. She is survived by her husband, John “Red” Dandrea; her daughters, Debbie (Craig) Gilbert of Woodhull, NY and DeEtta Beach and Bret Metcalf of Sabinsville, PA; her son Dan (Rose) Beach of Mansfield, PA; her mother, Joan Cady of Sabinsville, PA; three brothers, Donnie Joe Pennell of Conroe, TX, Jamie Pennell of Harrisburg, PA and Mike Cady of Sabinsville, PA; two sisters, Michele Zinck of Harrisburg, PA and Milissa Wood of Elmira, NY; her grandchildren, Kayla Metcalf, and Rhiley and Dylan Gilbert and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Beach; a brother, Richard Pennell; her father, Donald Pennell and her step father, Ken Cady. Family and friends are invited to call at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA.    Funeral home obituary – November 29, 2012

 

PETERS ORCENUS WASHINGTON
Wellsboro Agitator – May 14, 1941
Orcenus Washington Peters died at the home of Bert Jeffers at Westfield, Tuesday, May 6, after a long illness.  He was born at Troy, Bradford county, Pa., April 13, 1856.  In 1881 he married Mary Rosewell, who died 21 years ago.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Slocum; three grandchildren, Mrs. Helen Baker, of Sabinsville; Robert and Richard Slocum, of Westfield; one great-granddaughter, Rose Marie Baker, of Sabinsville.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Mr. Vaughn officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.  Pallbearers were Guy Clark, Clarence Fuller, Hugh Davis, B. Allen, Robt. Cleveland, Chas. King.

POTTER Arch
Wellsboro Agitator - March 18, 1908
--Mr. Arch Potter died at the home of his son, George Potter, at Potterbrook, last Tuesday.  He was born in Clymer township and resided there nearly all his life.  Four years ago, his wife died, but until recently he lived at his home in Sabinsville.  He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the R.P. Babcock Post G.A.R.  He is survived by four sons, George and Albert, of Potterbrook, Charles of Northfork, and James, of Ulysses, and one daughter, Mrs. Delbert Ellis, of Sabinsville.

 

REDNER Clare R. Doty

Wellsboro Gazette – August 4, 1960

77, of Westfield, Pa., died Sunday, July 31, 1960 following a brief illness. A native of Hector; she was born January 3, 1883, the daughter of Charles and Blanche Johnston Redner. Mrs. Doty was a member of the Baptist Church and of West Pike Grange. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Wilson of Washington, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. May Dimon of Palmyra, NJ., and Mrs. Lynn Hancock of Port Allegany, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2:30 by the Rev. Joseph Leichliter. Burial was in the Sabinsville Cemetery.

 

REXFORD Ellen Nancy
Wellsboro Agitator – November 23, 1922
Death of Mrs. Ellen Bair
Mrs. Ellen Bair, wife of the late Dr. T. A. Bair passed to the great beyond Nov. 15th, 1922 although she had been in poor health for the past two years, her death came as a shock to her many friends.  Everything possible was done for her comfort, kind friends caring for her in her last days.  Mrs. Bair, daughter of William and Betsy Rexford was born at Gaines, April 12, 1848 and with the exception of a few years spent in the west has always lived in this vicinity.  Several years of her young womanhood were spent at teaching and she was always interested in anything for the benefit of the community and many a poor family has received liberal contribution from her hands.  She was greatly loved by the young people and they were always welcome at her home.  The funeral was held at her late home Friday at one o'clock.  Rev. Johnson officiating.  She was tenderly carried to her last resting place by six of her boys as she called them.  The profusion of beautiful flowers were silent witnesses of the esteem in which she was held.  She leaves one son, a teacher in Knoxville High School and our hearts go out in sympathy to Rex, in this his great sorrow.

REXFORD Ellen Nancy
Westfield Free Press - November 16, 1922
Mrs. Ella Bair, widow of the late Dr. T. A. Bair, died at her home in Sabinsville Wednesday afternoon November 15th.  Survived by one son, Rexford of Sabinsville.  Funeral will be held Friday.

REXFORD Ellen Nancy
Westfield Free Press - November 23, 1922
Mrs. Ellen Bair who died earlier this month was the daughter of William and Betsy Rexford and was born at Gaines on April 12, 1848.

REXFORD LENA
Wellsboro Gazette – March 4, 1965
Mrs. Bert Trowbridge – Mrs. Bert (Lena) Trowbridge , 78, of Sabinsville, RD died on February 25th, 1965.  She was born April 24, 1886 near Westfield, the daughter of Emerson and Clara (Swetland) Rexford.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, Sabinsville Grange, Pomona, State and National Grange.  She is survived by her husband, Bert Trowbridge; three sons, Emerson, of Knoxville RD; Ouan of Coca Beach, Fla.; James of Sabinsville RD 1; one daughter, Mrs. Francis Johnson of Westfield RD 3; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Funeral was held in Westfield on Sunday with burial in Sabinsville Cemetery.

 

REXFORD HAROLD WALTER
Wellsboro Agitator – December 13, 1922
--The infant son, Harold Walter, of Mr. and Mrs. George Rexford, of Lansing, Pa., died last week.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. L. Johnson Wednesday afternoon; interment in the Sabinsville cemetery.

 

REXFORD Ruth I. Ransom

Age 85, of North Bend, died on April 16, 2012 at the Bucktail Medical Center in Renovo, PA.  Born November 26, 1926 in Blossburg, PA, she is the daughter of the late George and Emily (Scott) Rexford.  She married Howard Ransom.  She was a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church. Ruth is survived by: her husband, Howard; her four sons, Richard (Vicki) Ransom of Columbia, MD, Bruce (Josephine) Ransom of Renovo, PA, Harold Ransom of Renovo, PA and Ray (Iris) Ransom of North Bend, PA; ten grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main St., Westfield on Thursday, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM with Reverend L.D. Maxson officiating.  Burial will be in the Sabinsville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bucktail Medical Center, Capital Campaign, 1001 Pine St., Renovo, PA 17764.   Funeral home obituary – April 18, 2012

 

REXFORD Susan B

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, March 25, 1937

Sabinsville— Mrs. C. D. Cole died en route to a Rochester hospital last Friday. Mrs. Cole was found unconscious in her bed Friday morning by her husband, who went to call her. She was taken to the Blossburg hospital and after an examination there was ordered to the Rochester hospital, her death occurring en route.  Mrs. Cole underwent an operation on her head about a year ago.

 

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, March 24, 1937

The funeral of Mrs. C. D. Cole was held Monday at her late home in Sabinsville. Mrs. Susie Rexford Cole was born May 3, 1884 at Davis Station, daughter of James and Lea Rexford. She had lived in that vicinity practically her entire life. She was married to Charles D. Cole about 14 years ago. Survivors besides her husband include two brothers, Walter and George, of Sabinsville.  

 

REXFORD William
Tioga Banner – June 12 1849
Died at his residence in Gaines Township, Tioga Co, on Friday, the 15th of June inst., of Small Pox, Mr. William Rexford.  Mr. Rexford leaves a wife and five children.  From so sudden a death, and from so terrible a disease, one may well see the necessity of precaution and care Mr. Rexford had never been vaccinated and all efforts to save him were unavailing.

RINEBOLD – DORA RINEBOLD HESS age 81, of 215 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, New York diedpeacefully at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY on Monday, May 6, 2002.  She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and educator.  Dora was born on August 21, 1920 in Elmira, NY to Murray and Martha Dibble Rinebold on the farm that she cherished and resided at all her life.  Dora was alumni of Mansfield Teachers College class of 1942.  She was an inspiring elementary educator for over thirty years, she also was an astute businesswoman, Dora married Stanley Melvin Hess on December 26, 1946.  Her devoted and saintly husband of 56 years.  The couple had four loving children, sons, Rongald G. Hess, Elmira Heights, NY and Robert A. Hess, Elmira, NY; daughters, Linda J. Har, Los Angeles, CA and Pamela M. Miller, Millerton, PA; also 6 adoring grandchildren, Crystal Hess, Keith C. Miller, Max M. Miller, Amanda L. Hess, Justin R. Hess, J. Hudson Hart.  She was preceded in death by her only sister, Lois who died at the age of eleven.  Family and friends will be received at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA Saturday from 12-2 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ROBERTS Lydia
Wellsboro Agitator - May 11, 1932
Mrs. Lydia Edgcomb, aged 87 years, widow of I. M. Edgcomb, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Joseph Kyofski (?) in Elkland, where she had been visiting, May 3, after a short illness of pneumonia.  She was born in Moravia, N.Y., January 25, 1845.  Her maiden name was Lydia Roberts.  She was married to Elijah Stebbins in 1860, three children being born to them, Milford, who died; George, of Sabinsville, and Mrs. Karhan (?) of Williamsport.  Mr. Stebbin died in 1880 and she later married Ira Edgcomb, of Knoxville.  Mrs. Edgcomb was a member of the Baptist church at Sabinsville.  She is survived by two children, George Stebbins, of Sabinsville and Mrs. Albert Karhan, with whom she resided; Hugh Stebbins, Gordon Stebbins and Clayton Stebbins, of Wellsboro; Arland Stebbins, of Williamsport, Tom Stebbins, of Rochester; Mr. Hill of Elmira; Joseph and Arnold Stebbins, of Sabinsville; Theodore Karhan, of Baltimore; Olga Kyofski, of Elkland are her surviving grandchildren.  She is also survived by 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  The funeral was held at Sabinsville Friday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Stevens, of Westfield, officiating; burial in the Sabinsville Cemetery.

ROBERTS, M. Arlene - M. Arlene Van Sickle, age 91 of Sabinsville passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born August 15, 1925 in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of the late Clark W. and Pearl E. (Owen) Roberts. Arlene married E. James Van Sickle and they shared 61 years together until his passing on April 26, 2003. She was a member of Clymer Baptist Church, loved Bingo, quilting and embroidery and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Larry (Elaine) Van Sickle of Sabinsville and Ruth Springer of Sabinsville; four grandchildren, Penny Van Sickle of Sabinsville, Julie Bellows of Mansfield, David Van Sickle of Sabinsville and Ricky Van Sickle of Front Royal, VA; six great grandchildren, Robbie, Jamie, Brian, Dylan, Clarky and Angela; seven great great grandchildren; a sister, Ardell Roberts of Coudersport and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, James; a great grandson, Joshua C. Van Sickle; a sister, Vera B. Rushmore and a brother, Eldon C. Roberts. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clymer Baptist Church, Church Rd., Sabinsville; Sabinsville Ambulance Association, 1021 Locust St., Sabinsville or to the Sabinsville Cemetery, PO Box 186, Sabinsville, PA 16943. - Mansfield Gazette, 4 May 2017

ROBERTS ---- MILDRED ROBERTS, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. J. Roberts of Sabinsville, died last Tuesday (Jan. 25, 1910) of scarlet fever, aged eight years. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon; interment in the Sabinsville cemetery. ---- Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb. 1910, p.8

ROBERTS - VERA B. RUSHMORE
                Vera Belle Rushmore, 70, of Locust Street, Sabinsville, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at home.   Born July 4, 1930, in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of Clark and Pearl Owen  Roberts.  She was a homemaker and caregiver. She was a member of Clymer Baptist Church, a former ambulance attendant of the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance  Association, an active member of the Valley Ladies Missionary Group and an honorary member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.   Surviving are her husband, Howard; one son, Ernest Clark of Brownsburg, Ind.;  four daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Gary Daily of Coudersport, Patricia Rushmore of Ulysses, Jeryl and Barry Cline of Knoxville and Anna Renee and Barry Klaptosky of Douglasville; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ardell Roberts of Sabinsville and Arlene and James VanSickle of Sabinsville; one brother, Eldon Roberts of Wadena, Mont.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Kenyon Funeral Home,  Westfield.  Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 15, at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, with the Rev. Dr. Roy Seiders officiating.   Burial was made at Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville.   Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association.

ROBINSON MARY ADELINE
Mrs. Mary A. Short, 77, of Cowanesque, PA., Tuesday, May 1, 1956.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Sarada Earl of Cowanesque and Mrs. Leona Van Order of Westfield Rd, PA.; son, Ashley Short of Westfield RD; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Body at Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, where friends may call.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lynn Green.  Sabinsville, PA. Cemetery.

RUSHMORE, Silas Jr. - A sad and fatal accident happened yesterday to Mr. Silas Rushmore, Jr., of this place. Messrs. Rushmore & Briggs were threshing with their steam-power machine at the barn of Mr. Spaulding, between Sabinsville and Westfield. The job was nearly finished, and Mr. Rushmore was stepping about on the scaffold, when by some misstep he fell into the machine. One leg was badly mangled and town from his body. He died almost instantly. Mr. Rushmore was a good citizen and neighbor and had many friends in this town. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1884, p.3
[Note- tombstone 2/4/1849-9/23/1884]

WILLIAM F. SACKRIDER
William F. Sackrider, 59, of Lawrenceville RR 2 died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at home.   Born May 24, 1941, in Sabinsville, he was the son of Francis "Sacky" and Elsie  Bravo Sackrider.  He attended Westfield schools, and was employed at the A&P Plant for 15 years. He owned and operated Sackriders Redhouse Campground in  Lawrenceville.   He enjoyed hunting, bowling and was an avid sportsman, loved gardening and cooking.  Preceding him in death were his father, "Sacky," and his brother, Jim.  Surviving are his mother, Elsie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Patty Sackrider of Lawrenceville and Rick and Pam Sackrider of Boonetown, N.C.; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jo Fosmer of Alden, N.Y., and Ann Holder of Westfield; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday,  Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, with  the Rev. Frederick Turner and the Rev. Gary Weaver officiating.  Burial will be made at Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.; or the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut  St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Arrangements are being handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.

SAWYER Agatha "Queen" Victoria
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., June 12, 1912, Pg 1
Mrs. Agatha Blue, wife of Jerome Blue, of Seneca falls, NY died last week Monday morning [6/3/1912] from injuries received June 1st about 9:20 o'clock, by being struck by an automobile.  Mr. and Mrs. Blue lived about a mile from the city and were walking home when the accident happened.  It is claimed that they were on the right side of the street well out to the side when a man by the name of Lambert, driving an automobile, struck both of them.  Is is also said that the lamps on the machine were not lighted.  Mrs. Blue had eight ribs broken, one of them puncturing the liver and another going through the right lung.  She was dragged about 30 feet.  Mr. Blue had his head cut open and his legs were injured.  Both were taken to the hospital in the automobile.  The remains of Mrs. Jerome Blue were taken to Sabinsville Wednesday and the funeral held at 2 o'clock that afternoon.  She formerly lived in Clymer township, but moved to Seneca Falls about two years ago.  She is survived by the following children:  Mrs. C. C. Chilson of Ulysses;  Mrs. Reuben Gibson of Cushing Creek; Mrs. Willis Palmer of Seneca Falls; Albert Baker of Hector; Henry Baker of Watrous and Ross and Edward Blue of Seneca Falls.  She was 55 years of age.

Extracted from Page 6:   The deceased whose maiden name was Queen Sawyer, was killed in an automobile accident near her home at Seneca Falls, NY.  She is survived by her husband and three daughters and four sons. Mrs. Asher Trowbridge and Mrs. Bryon Roberts were sisters of the deceased.

SAWYER Simeon D
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIX – Thursday, April 25, 1907
Simeon D. Sawyer of Sabinsville died April 18, 1907 at the home of his sister, Mrs. George A. Roberts.

SCHOONOVER CHARLES
Wellsboro Gazette – December 30, 1937
Charles Schoonover, 71, died at the family home in Westfield last Saturday, after an illness of several weeks.  He was twice married and by his first wife had three children, James, of Elkland; Iona, wife of Charles Embick, of Jersey Shore and Ivan, of Westfield.   Besides his children he is survived by his wife.

 

SCHOONOVER Clemenatis DeArcy

– The funeral of Mrs. Clemenatis Schoonover DeArcy was held in the Baptist church at Sabinsville, with interment in Sabinsville cemetery, Aug. 6, Rev. Dr.  G.F. Caruthers, of St. John’s church of Westfield, officiating.  The body of Mrs. DeArcy was brought from her home in Maine.   Wellsboro Agitator 13 August 1919.

SCHOONOVER Damon
Wellsboro Gazette - June 2, 1938
The funeral of Damon Schoonover, who died early Sunday morning, was held at Sabinsville yesterday.  Mr. Schoonover was born 71 years ago in Clymer, son of Thomas and Clarinda Schoonover, and had always resided in Clymer.  He leaves his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Maud Bement, of Brockport, N.Y.; Mrs. Gladys Tubbs, of Nelson and Mrs. Iva Doran, at home, and nine grandchildren.

SCHOONOVER FLOYD CURTIS
Wellsboro Agitator – October 22, 1943
Floyd Curtis Schoonover died Oct. 19.  He was born 70 years ago in Clymer township, son of Mansel and Mary Smith Schoonover.  The funeral was held Sunday; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.  He is survived by a daughter who resides in Oakland, Calif., and a son Ralph, in the U. S. military service.

SCHOONOVER Grace
Wellsboro Agitator - April 13, 1932 Grace Schoonover, aged 40 years, died Friday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Damon Schoonover at Sabinsville.  Besides her parents she leaves a son, Keith Schoonover; four sisters, Mrs. Maud Burnside and Mrs. Bessie Callan, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. Gladys Tubbs, of Addison; and Mrs. Iva Doran, of Sabinsville.  The funeral was held Monday; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.

SCHOONOVER Keith "Buster" Age 90, of Rt. 349, Sabinsville, PA diedSaturday, April 15, 2006 at his home. He was born August 11, 1915 in Sabinsville, PA.  He worked for CNG Transmission Corp. for over 30 years, was a member of the American Legion, life member of Clymer Vol. Hose Company, a World War Two Veteran and an avid outdoorsman and gardener. He is survived by nieces, Judith (Dennis) Moyer, Sabinsville, Pa., Catherine Bartoo, Sabinsville, PA, Verla (Duane) Patterson, RD. Westfield, PA; nephew, Ronald Bartoo, Honeoye Falls, NY; great nephew, Michael (Connie) Moyer, Westfield, PA; companion, Louise Converse, Westfield, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva Bartoo Schoonover on May 7, 1997. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

SCHOTT MARENDA
Williamsport Sun Gazette – Williamsport, Pa – January 23, 1956
Galeton – Mrs. Marenda Schott Benn, 17, wife of Fred Benn, 9 Poplar Avenue, died at her home Sunday, Jan. 22, 1956.  She was a native of Westfield.  Last February, she and Mr. Benn observed their 50th wedding anniversary.  Other survivors are one son, John W. of Horseheads, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Nelson, Port Allegany, Mrs.Florence Doyle, Norwood and Mrs. Jean Carlson, Galeton; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren; one brother, Edwin D. Schott, supervising principal of the Galeton ? School, and one sister, Mrs. George Wilson, Sabinsville.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 14 West Street.  Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the residence.

SCOTT LEMUEL R
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1925
— Lemuel R. Scott was born in Mixtown, Tioga County PA , June, 1844, and died Friday, Aoril 17, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Eldora Loucks, after an  illness of several months. He enlisted in Co. F, 57th Regt., Pa Vols, at the age of 1? and served to the close of the civil war, and was honorably discharged near Washington, D. C., in 1886.   He married Miss Mary Redner and after residing in Tioga county for a few yean, they moved to Michigan. Two children, Charles, who died in infancy, and Vindora died in Michigan.  Mr. and Mrs. Scott moved to Minnesota with their two sons, Harvey, of Mills, Pa., and Ed., of Minnesota. Mrs. Scott died in Minnesota.  Mr. Scott is survived by one daughter, Chloe Dickens, and one brother, Winfield Scott, of Sabinsville; his nieces, Miss Julia Wilcox, Mrs. Eldora Loucks and Mrs. Carrie Loucks.

SCOTT Rufus
Westfield Free Press - June 12, 1884 - Death Mixtown
The funeral services of Mr. Rufus Scott were held at Mixtown, PA last Friday.  Mr. Scott was one of the oldest residents of this county.  He was born in New Hampshire in 1802.  Survived by wife, Caroline Scott and children.

 

SEAGERS Ellen Lucinda

 Mrs. Ellen Lucinda Seagers Gee was born in Westfield, Oct. 8, 1844, and died at her home in Sabinsville, June 8, 1920, at the age of 75 years and 8 months.  She was married to Charles B. Gee in February, 1864, and had lived all her married life in Clymer township.  To them were born two sons, Bert A. Gee, of Sabinsville, and Harry Gee, who resides in the west.  She is also survived by four sisters: Mrs. Susan Mintoyne, Mrs. Mary Benn, Mrs. Emma Rexford and Bessie Seagers; also by two brothers, James Seagers, of Westfield, and Simon, of near Harrison Valley.  The funeral was held June 10.  Rev. W.L. Johnson officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 23, 1920)

 

SHORT MAUDE VERA
Wellsboro Gazette - February 20, 1913
Sabinsville, Feb. 19 - Mrs. John Short Sabins died at her home last Wednesday after an illness of only a few days.  Mrs. Sabins was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ash Short, both of whom survive her.  Her death is very sad as she was only 30 years of age and leaves three small daughters besides her husband, also four sisters and three brothers to mourn her loss.

SHORT PEARL
Wellsboro Gazette – February 23, 1977
Mrs. Pearl S. Hess Dies at Nelson
Mrs. Pearl S. Hess of Nelson, who wrote and published a history of Clymer Township when she resided in Sabinsville, died Wednesday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  She was 92.  Mrs. Hess, a former school teacher, was active in community affairs and served as secretary of the Clymer Township School Board.  She also was a Democratic committeewoman in the township.  She was a life member of the Sabinsville Grange and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She is survived by five sons and two daughters including Mrs. J. Ross (Ila H.) Wiley of Nelson.  A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon at the Clymer Baptist Church.  Burial was in the Sabinsville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Clymer Baptist Church, P. O. Box 5, Sabinsville, PA, for the purchase of hymnals.

SHORT - Mrs. Pearl S. Hess Mrs. Pearl S. Hess, 92, of Nelson, Pa formerly of Sabinsville, died Wednesday Feb. 16, 1977 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born on Short Hill Nov. 9 1884 the daughter of Ashley and Abbie Beach Short. She was the last survivor of a family of eight children. In 1906 she was married to Melvin H. Hess who died in 1955. Seven of their eight children survive. They include sons, Leon A. Hess, of Shickshinny, Pa; klein M. of Sabinsville; Stanley M. of Elmira, NY Robert E. of Little marsh, Love S. of Ulysses; two daughters, Mrs. John (Melva) Calaman of New Cumberlan, PA; and Mrs. J Ross (Ila H) Wiley of Nelson, Pa. Another son, Quentin, was killed in the assault on the Anzion Beachhead in Italy in world War II. Thirty-three grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs Hess was a former-teacher and was always active in community affairs. She served for many years as a member-secretary of the Clymer Township School Board and was a democratic committeewoman. She was a lifetime member of the Clymer Baptist church, a member of the Sabinsville Grange and a member of the Daughters of American Revolution. Mrs. Hess wrote and published a history of Clymer Township. A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, with the Rev. Lloyd Cobb officiating. Burial was in the Sabinsville Cemetery. If wished, memorials may be sent to the Clymer Baptist Church. P.O. Box 5, Sabinsville, Pa 16943 for the purpose of memorial hymnals. Arrangements were by Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. - Marlene MILES Andes - August 6, 1998

 

SHORT – Mr. Reuben Short died at his home in Westfield on April 14th, of heart disease. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lovel Short and was born in Farmington township, on May 14, 1867. The funeral was held at Sabinsville Wednesday afternoon. His wife and five children survive him. - Wellsboro Agitator, 24 April 1912

 

SMITH ALTA D.
Wellsboro Gazette – March 22, 1934
Sabinsville, March 21 – Mrs. Alta D. Stebbins, 64, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Saturday at 5:20 p.m., where she was taken some four weeks ago to undergo a major operation.  Her condition appeared favorable until the past ten days when complications set in.  She was the daughter of Wayne and Rossanna Smith, born in 1870.  Alta Smith was united in marriage to Geo. A. Stebbins on November 27, 1887, and has resided in Sabinsville during this time.  Surviving her are, besides her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Goldie Hill of Elmira and Mrs. Emma Kilbourn, of Sabinsville; four sons, Thomas, of Buffalo; Milford, Joseph and Arnold, of Sabinsville; one sister, Mrs. Frank Griffin, of Westfield, R. D.; one brother, Emmett Smith, of Wisconsin, and several grandchildren.  She will be missed by a host of friends.  The funeral was held privately from the late home and publicly at the Sabinsville Baptist church of which she had been a long member; burial was made in the Sabinsville cemetery.

SMITH HATTIE MAY
Wellsboro Agitator - March 31, 1920
--Mrs. Charles Schoonover died at her home in Westfield, March 28, of heart disease.  She is survived by her husband and three children.  The funeral was held Wednesday Rev. Mr. Walker officiating.  Mrs. Schoonover was a member of the M.E. Church.

SPALDING LOTTIE
Gazette and Bulletin – Williamsport, Pa – January 20, 1953
Galeton – Mrs. Lottie S. Churchill, 73, of 1 Sherman Street, Galeton, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 1953 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  A daughter of Tyler and Lydia Spalding, she was born March 18, 1879 at Westfield.  She was the widow of David A. Churchill.  Active Church Worker – Mrs. Churchill was a member of the First Methodist Church; Delta Alpha Sunday School Class, Methodist’s Women’s Society of Christian Service, Galeton Chapter No. 55, OES, and the Unamis Rebekah Lodge No. 393 of which she was chaplain and past noble grand.  She was a member of the Potter County Rebekah Past Noble Grands Association, the local noble grands association, and the Galeton Council of Republican Women.  Surviving are a son, Lovell, at home, daughter, Mrs. Ruth Eldridge, Westfield, Mrs. Mary Neiley, Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, John Spalding, Elmira, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Lodges at Service – Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Methodist Church.  The Rev. Mabel B. Johnson will officiate.  Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Tioga County.  Friends may call at the family home.  Officers and members of the Unamis Rebekah Lodge and the Galeton Chapter, OES, will attend funeral services in a body.

SPENCER Virginia V. CAVANAUGH, age 76, died Sunday, November 5, 2000 at her son William’s home in Gillett, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Freemont and Ila Harris Spencer of Wellsboro, PA.  Virginia is survived by her children all of Gillett, PA, Marlane Campbell, Gary (Janice) Cavanaugh and William Jr. (Frances) Cavanaugh with whom she resided; brother-in-law, Robert Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.  Funeral services were held November 8 with the Rev. David Powell officiating and interment to be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Savinsville, PA at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the south Creek Ambulance Association, Guthrie Home Health or Guthrie Home Care services or Hospice.

SPENCER Virginia V. SPENCER CAVANAUGH, age 76, died Sunday Nov. 5, 2000, at her son's home in Gillett.  She was the daughter of the late Freemont and Ila HARRIS SPENCER of Wellsboro, PA.  Mrs. Cavanaugh was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, William CAVANAUGH Sr., in 1996.  She was also predeceased by her sisters, Onalee LINES MEISNER of Breeseport, NY, Hazel PREBLE of Wellsboro, PA, and Rowena SMITH of Columbia Cross Roads.  Virginia was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, where she taught Children's Church and coached the youth softball team.  She will be remembered as a very accomplished deer and turkey hunter and trout fisherman who shared her knowledge with many people.  She was also a Powder Puff race driver at the Chemung speedrome.  Virginia is survived by a daughter and two sons, all of Gillett, Marlane CAMPBELL, Gary (Janice) CAVANAUGH and William Jr (Frances) CAVANAUGH, with whom she resided and who provided care for in her final years of Alzheimer's disease.  She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Robert SMITH of Columbia Cross Roads; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. David POWELL officiating.  Interment will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Creek Ambulance Association, Guthrie Home Health, or Guthrie Home Care Services or Hospice.

STAFFORD ANGIE DEE
Wellsboro Agitator – January 16, 1958
Mrs. Angie Dee Churchill, 64, died on January 6.  She was buried in Sabinsville Cemetery.

STAPLES Robert T.
Age 91, of 42 North Fork Road, Westfield, PA, diedFriday, November 21, 2008, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Melody LaChiusa, in Hornell, NY. He was born March 2, 1917 in Renovo, PA, the son of LeRoy and Ethel Haas Staples. He was a farmer and he worked for the Eberle Tanning Co. Bob retired after working for "27" years for the Dominion Transmission Corp. Bob and his late wife, Marilyn, attended the Jemison Valley Church. Survived by "special niece," Melody and Tim LaChiusa, Hornell, NY; "special nephew," Bill and Connie Plummer, Westfield, PA; nieces, Barbara Lafaue, Buffalo, NY, Jean Voils, Morgantown, IN, Sarah Woodring, Sabinsville, PA, Kay Stuart, Knoxville, PA, Anna Mae Leonard, Gillett, PA; nephew, LeRoy Staples, Lawrenceville, PA; sisters-in-law, Pauline Lyon, Pine City, NY, and Madaline Gilbert, Westfield, PA; several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, in 2003; and daughter, Sandra, in 2002. Family and friends are invited to call Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the visitation, Rev. Ray Mummert and Rev. C. Ronald Burgard officiating. Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jemison Valley Church and the Sabinsville Vol. Fire and Ambulance Assn. in Bob's memory.    Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/23/2008

STEBBINS - Evelyn A.
Sayre, Pa. - Evelyn A. Bartoo, 88, of 1044 Spruce St., Sabinsville, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include her son, Ronald G. Bartoo of Honeoye Falls; three daughters, Judy Moyer, Verla Patterson and Catherine Bartoo, all of Sabinsville; three sisters, Mona Lombardi of Bethlehem, Beverly Graff of Liverpool, N.Y., Kay Trowbridge of Lingle, Wisc.; brother, Vaughan Stebbins of Messina, N.Y.  Calling hours are noon-3 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, Pastor Lewis Young officiating.  Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville.

STEBBINS - BARTOO, Evelyn A.
Age 88, of Sabinsville, PA, diedJune 11, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Monday 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/13/2008.

STOTT EMILY
Wellsboro Agitator – December 6, 1933
Mrs. George Rexford – Mrs. Emily Stott Rexford, aged 45 years, wife of George Rexford died at her home at Davis, Wednesday morning, Nov. 29.  She was born in England, Sept. 28, 1888.  When she was a small child the family came to this country and settled at Westfield.  She was a graduate of the Westfield High School with the class of Rexford of Davis, Oct. 15, 1919.  She is survived by her husband, one son, aged 12, one daughter, aged 7 and three sisters, Mrs. Jerome McKendrick, of Westfield; Mrs. Lewis Bliss and Mrs. Wesley Avery of Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.

STRAIT NORMAN F.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 20, 1948
Norman F. Strait, aged 82 years, died Oct. 12.  He was born in Sabinsville, Dec. 2, 1865, son of Stephen and Mabel Ames Strait.  He had spent many years on his farm on R. D. 6.  Surviving are his widow, son, Seymour Hackett, and daughter, Mrs. Howard Bennett, all of R. D. 6; one son, Harry B. Strait, in the Army in California; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Charles E. Titus, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.

STRAIT NORMAN F.
Gazette and Bulletin – Williamsport, Pa – October 14, 1948
Wellsboro – Norman F. Strait, 83, died at his home on Wellsboro RD 6, Tuesday, Oct. 12.  He is survived by his wife, Hattie Strait; two sons, Seymour Hackett, of Wellsboro R.D. 6, and Harry B. Strait, who is in California serving with the U. S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Bennett, of Wellsboro R.D. 6, 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Charles E. Titus, officiating and burial in the Sabinsville Cemetery.

STRAIT SARAH J.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 25, 1920
--Mrs. Alice Lewis was called to Sabinsville last week to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Sarah J. Rowland, who died August 14, aged 65 years.  She is survived by the sister named and four brothers, Luther J. Strait, of Sabinsville; Norman F. Strait, of Naples, N.Y.; Kenyon D. Strait, of Azelta, Pa. and Curtis D. Strait, of Naples, N.Y.  The services were held in the M. E. Church; burial in Sabinsville.   (note:  married to Martin Waldorff Furman on 30 Jun 1891 and to Uriah G. Rowland on 15 Mar 1900)

TAYLOR Bessie Rexford
Westfield Free Press - April 8, 1880
Died in Stewardson, March 26, of Membraneous Croup, Bessie Rexford Taylor, aged 7 years, 1 month, and 15 days.  The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the house of James Rexford, Lansing.  The Rev. Mr. Miller, of Gaines, officiating.  (Daughter of Leonard and Ellen Rexford Taylor)

THOMAS Susanna M
Westfield Free Press, Thursday, August 17, 1899 "The funeral of Mrs. C. F. Bruce was held here (Sabinsville) Sunday.  She was a pioneer of Clymer township, having lived here on the farm where she died for over 50 years."   She was the widow of Silas S. Griffin.

EDWARD L. TILLINGHAST of Sodus, NY, age 79 formerly of Westfield, PA diedTuesday, December 19, 2000 at the Wayne Co. Nursing Home, Sodus, NY.  He was born January 29, 1921 in Blossburg, Pa. the son of Thomas and Florine Kilburn Tillinghast Sr.  he was a fruit farmer.  He is survived by several brothers and sisters and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann October 7, 2000.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral home, 217 Main St., Elkland, PA Saturday, December 23, 2000 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Mastin officiating.  Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

TROWBRIDGE  James M. Age 81, of School Street, Sabinsville, PA, died Friday, December 10, 2004, at his residence. He was born August 6, 1923 in Clymer Twp., PA, the son of Bert and Lena Rexford Trowbridge. He was a self-employed farmer and he worked for Ingersoll-Rand as a gasket maker for over 19 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Sabinsville Grange #989. He is survived by a son, Clayton Trowbridge, WA; several step-children, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. Trowbridge, in 1994. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Dr. Roy L. Seiders, officiating. Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. Memorials may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association in James's memory.

TSHUDY, Donald Lee - Donald Lee Tshudy, 88 of Sabinsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Manheim, the son of William and Ella (Hummer) Tshudy. He was one of six brothers, Percy, John, Dick, Bob, and Harvey. He is survived by sons, Russell (Sheila) Tshudy, Jamie (Ann) Tshudy; daughters, Cindy (James) Tshudy-Long, Lisa (Joe) Tshudy-Piano; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Lee Tshudy and all his brothers. He was raised in Manheim, and enjoyed playing baseball as a catcher. In 1955 he moved his family to Sabinsville, where he worked as a meat cutter in Baumuck's store, later turning to dairy farming as a career and a way of life. After retirement Donald worked at Tshudy's Country Store and continued to partner with his son on the farm. Throughout the years Donald had many accomplishments for which he was very proud. As a young boy he cared for his mother until her death, and as a young man enlisted in the United States Air Force serving from January 1946 to July 1947. He served as Clymer Township supervisor (1965-1977), was a member of the Westfield Lions Club holding office of president (1983 -1984) and received the Lion of the Year award (1984-1985). He was a avid bowler for 54 years and in 2013 received the Cowanesque Valley Bowling Hall of Fame award recognizing his many achievements. He was also instrumental in reviving community interest and the restoration and upkeep of Sabinsville's Veteran's War Memorial for which he was recognized by the Sabinsville Community Association. In his later years, vegetable gardening became his passion as he spent countless hours raising vegetables for family and friends. His love of farming never wavered, and he continued working with his son on their farm until his death. He was a proud man who valued the many friendships he made throughout the years. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St.,Westfield on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon, where funeral services will follow at noon, Trevor Enderle, officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Sabinsviile cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Assn. or the Sabinsville Community Assn. -  Mansfield Gazette, September 14, 2016

VANNESS JOHN
Wellsboro Agitator – September 19, 1945
John T. VanNess, aged 80 nearly years, died Friday, Sept. 14, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  He was born near Sabinsville, Clymer township, Dec. 14, 1865, son of Peter and Carolyn Pelton VanNess.  On March 30, 1892, he married Addie M. Oakley.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Davis, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Stanley Clark, of Westfield, three grandchildren and one great-grandson;  also three sisters, Mrs. Etta Roberts and Miss Flora VanNess of Sabinsville, and Mrs. Adele Hill of Michigan.  The funeral was held at the Sabinsville church Monday, Rev. Mr. Palm officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.

VOGT - JANE V. HESS
 Jane V. Hess, 54, of Sabinsville, PA, died Wednesday, June 3, 1992 at her home. She was born August 8, 1937 in Forksville, the daughter of Theodore E. and Gleyna Baumunk Vogt. Mrs. Hess was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church and the Westfield Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.  She owned and operated with husband the Westfield Big M and Hess' Family store for over 15 years. She is survived by her husband, J. Paul Hess; mother, Gleyna Vogt, Forksville; sister, Mrs. Gene (Bernadine) Bown, Columbia Cross Roads; nieces and nephews, Barbara and Jack Swingle , Ted and Janet Bown and Christine and Alan Painter.  She was preceded in death by a nephew, Sanford Bown, in 1978. Funeral services were held June 6 at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield with the Rev. Jefferson Brewster officiating and burial to be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, June 11, 1992)

WEEKS WELTHY
Wellsboro Agitator – November 16, 1921
--Mrs. Welthy Reynolds, aged 87 years, died November 4, after a brief illness of pneumonia.  The funeral was held Nov. 7, Rev. W. L. Johnson, pastor of the Baptist church officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.  Mrs. Reynolds was born April 8, 1834, daughter of Dyer and Lucy Weeks.  April3, 1858, she was married in Chatham, Tioga county to Rhesa Reynolds, who died in 1917.  To them was born one son, William, now deceased.  She is survived by three granddaughters, Mrs. Emma Chamberlain, of Westfield; Margaret (Mrs. James Marlin) and Miss Eva Reynolds, both of Sabinsville; also by five grandchildren

 

WERNER Royal Arch

Wellsboro Gazette - August 13, 1942

Royal Arch Werner, aged 60 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Fischler on Kelsey Street, Wellsboro, July 30th after a short illness.  Besides his sister, he has one son, Kilbourn Werner, of Philadelphia, and one grandson.  Burial was made at Sabinsville.

WHITAKER - Francis M. Whitaker, 84, of Sabinsville, died Sunday, May 20, 1962. He was a retired garage owner. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Lilla May Kernan Whitaker; son, Carl of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Vernie Davenport of Sabinsville. Funeral was held at the Piper Funeral Home, Westfield, Wednesday with Fenwick Adams officiating. Burial was in Sabinsville Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 24, 1962

WHITING D. C.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 15, 1922
--D. C. Whiting, formerly of Sabinsville, died at the home of his son, near Keeneyville, at the age of 95 years.  When he was a young man his home was in Holyoke, Mass.  He is survived by one son, Jesse, and two grandchildren.  Burial in Sabinsville cemetery.

WILCOX –GENEVIEVE W.  COLE age 91, of Maple Street, Sabinsville, Pa. Saturday June 29, 2002 at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, Pa.  She was born August 17, 1910 in Sabinsville, Pa.  The daughter of Joseph D. & Julia Scott Wilcox.  She was a homemaker & very involved in church & community activities in the Sabinsville area.  She was a lifelong member of the Clymer Baptist Church & the Sabinsville Grange.  She is survived by her daughters: Elise J. Cole, Durham, NC, and Jessie L. Cole, West Chester, Pa., several nieces, nephews & good friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Albert L. Cole, in 1987.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, Pa. Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM where the funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM.  Rev. Albert Horning officiating.  Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society & the Green Home, Inc. in Genevieve’s memory.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

WILSON Flora Caffo

of Elkland, Pa., died May 7, 2011.  She was born Nov. 9, 1925, the daughter of George and Ellen Schott Wilson  She is survived by sons, Roy and his wife Deb; Jay, and his children Jay and Jena and step-daughter Stephanie; David and his wife Cindy and children Phillip, Lindy and Molly;  a daughter Lisa and her daughter Sara.  She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Louis Caffo, brothers, Richard and Robert and sisters Esther and Virginia.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa., Tuesday May 10, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 4 p.m. The family will provide the flowers. Williamsport Sun Gazette – May 8, 2011

 

WILSON JOSEPHINE DELILA “JOSIE”
Wellsboro Gazette - April 5, 1939
Mrs. Josephine Griffin, aged 83 years, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Owen Hornsby at Little Marsh, of pneumonia.  Mrs. Griffin made her home with her daughter, following the death of her husband six weeks ago.  Survivors include her daughter, a son, Gordon Griffin, of Campbell, and a stepson, Nathan Griffin, of Sabinsville.  The funeral was held Saturday at the Baptist Church at Sabinsville; burial in the Sabinsville Cemetery.

 

WOODCOCK - LYON, Pauline "Polly" Woodcock (Rachel)
Age 87, of Pine City, NY, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Polly was born on June 2, 1922 in Westfield, PA to Lynn and Daisy Woodcock. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, May 5, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours, Rev. Tim Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Polly is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Rocela Rachel, Sr. of Pine City; daughters and sons-in-law, Yolanda and Kevin Rozell of Burdett, NY, FaithAnn and Steve Dineen of Elmira; grandchildren, Larry Rhode, Jr., Kimberly (Mike) Rozell, Albert Rachel, Jr., Cassandra Rachel, Brian Emmick, Matthew Emmick and Scott Emmick; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Caleb Rozell, Michael Emmick, and Kristian Emmick; sister and brother-in-law, Madaline and Roy Gilbert of Westfield, PA. A SPECIAL aunt to Nora, Keith, Kay, Jan, Denise, Randa, Melody and Bill. Godmother to "Little Linda" Tarabori Lane. Polly was predeceased by her parents; husbands, Albert Peter Rachel and C. Edward Lyon; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Bob Staples; and dear friend, Elouise Moore. Polly was a retired supervisor from Westinghouse, a member of the Horseheads Baptist Church and Gospel Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL. Polly will be remembered by many, how she lived her life honoring God with her many talents. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 4, 2010

 

WORTMAN Florence A. Baker

Age 103, died Thursday, September 27, 2007, at Samantha's Personal Care Home, 45 Burrell Road, Westfield, PA. She was born February 18, 1904 in Kewanee, IL. Survived by daughter, Mildred Phillips, Sabinsville, PA; grandchildren, Linda (William) Brindley, Ocean Pines, MD, Irene (William) Douglass, Sabinsville, PA, Roy W. (Cindy) Phillips Jr., Sabinsville, PA, June (Kenneth) May, Little Marsh, PA; five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. Memorials may be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Assn. in Florence's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.

YALE LEE C.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 16, 1955
Lee C. Yale, 66, died early Friday morning, June 10, 1955, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a brief illness.  A lifelong resident of Sabinsville, he was the son of Jay and Minnie Parshall Yale.  He was a job printer.  Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, the former Edna Whittaker; a daughter, Mrs. Maureen Thomke, Germania; a son, Keith C. Yale, Corning RD; and nine grandchildren.  Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family home.  Burial was in Sabinsville cemetery.

YALE LYNN S.
Wellsboro Agitator – July 16, 1941
Lynn S. Yale, aged 49 years, of Sabinsville, died suddenly following a heart attack early Sunday morning while in the office of Dr. Michael.  He had spent his life in Sabinsville.  He had been employed as station agent on the B. & O. Railroad.  Survivors include his widow, who is a patient in the Dansville Sanitarium; one son, Jack S. Yale; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Yale; one brother, L. C. Yale, all of Sabinsville.  The funeral was held yesterday; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.



? Mary DOTY - MRS. John R.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 25, 1937
Mrs. John R. Doty, aged 81 years, of Sabinsville, died Aug. 17 at the home of her son, Lewis Doty, in Elmira.  Her survivors include another son, Clyde, of New York; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Reynolds, of Sabinsville, and Mrs. Robert Wilson, of Westfield.  The funeral was held Friday at Sabinsville, Rev. Johns officiating; burial in the Sabinsville cemetery.  (1908 Tioga County Directory listed as Mary)

 

? Mary Doty

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, August 26, 1937

SABINSVILLE, Pa. — Mrs. John R. Doty, 81, of Sabinsville died Tuesday at the home of her son, Lewis Doty, of 508 Oak street, Elmira.  Her survivors include another son, Clyde of New York City; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Reynolds of Sabinsville and Mrs. Robert Wilson of Westfield.  The body has been removed to the Simons Funeral Home in Westfield.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Sabinsville church. The Rev. Johns will officiate and interment will be In Sabinsville cemetery. 

 

? KILBOURNE MRS. MARY A.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 8, 1918
Mrs. Mary A. Kilbourne, wife of the late D. A. Kilbourne, died at her home of pneumonia after an illness of less than two weeks.  The funeral services were held from her late home April 14th, Rev. L. E. Catlin officiating; interment in the Sabinsville cemetery.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jay Beach, and a grandson, Kilbourne A. Werner.—Westfield Free Press

 

? KING LYDIA

Mrs. Lydia King - A few days ago Mrs. Lydia King, aged 66 years, who lived with her son Sylvester King, near Sabinsville, was left alone at home, her husband and son being at a neighbor's engaged in threshing. About half-past eight in the evening the men returned home and found that Mrs. King was missing. They searched through the neighborhood, but were unable to learn anything of her whereabouts. The next morning the son found the lifeless body of his mother in the orchard where a vicious sheep was pastured. Several neighbors were called, a physician summoned and Justice J.L. Thompson sent for. Upon examination it was found that the woman's left leg was broken above the knee, several ribs were broken and she was terribly bruised. Justice Thompson decided that an inquest was not necessary after hearing the statement made by the husband and son. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1    

 

? Sarah KNOWLES

Corning (NY) Journal newspaper on Nov. 16, 1876. "The Tioga Express states that ... Mrs. Knowles, widow of the late Ezra B. Knowles, of Sabinsville, died recently of apoplexy."  

 

? SCHOONOVER MRS. LAURA
Wellsboro Agitator – April 13, 1938
Mrs. Laura Schoonover aged 79 years, formerly of Westfield, died Monday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Andrew Stahli, at Sabinsville.  She was the widow of Charles Schoonover.  Funeral services will be held at the Stahli home Wednesday at 2 o’clock; burial in Sabinsville.
 

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