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


SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 
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WALTERS - MRS. EDITH WALTERS KINGSLEY - (SRGP 35726)  Edith W. Kingsley age 59 of Mansfield died on Monday, Dec. 28, 1981. Born March 12, 1922 at Canton she was a daughter of Lyman and Ruth Edwards Walters. She was a former employee of the Eureka Co., Troy and the widow of Edwin P. Kingsley. She is survived by one son, Larry of RD 1 Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Sally) Draper of Mansfield; one step-son Jack Robert Kingsley of Millerton; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim, John, and Dennis Aumick all of Mainesburg; Roy and Stanley Aumick of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Patrick (Sarah) Piefer of Mainesburg, Mrs. Clifford (Essie) Thomas of Roseville, Mrs. Nellie Knowlton of Covington, Mrs. Lalue (Kathryn) Bastian of Sayre. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. John R. Truax, pastor of Covington Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm tonight, Wednesday. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 Dec. 1981, p.10
Burial Permit - KINGSLEY - EDITH W. KINGSLEY died on December 28, 1981 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Age at death was 59 and she was born on March 12, 1922.

WATKINS - MRS. BETSEY WELCH (SRGP 07623) died April 9, 1916 at her home in Frost Settlement. Services were held at 2 o’clock last week Tuesday in the State Road Baptist church. Rev. Mr. Johnston officiating; burial in the State Road cemetery. Decedent was 59 years old and is survived by one brother, O. W. Watkins, of Covington, and the following children; Orrin Welch, of Geneva, NY; Mrs. Martin Cook, of Mainesburg; Mrs. John Ftremozihd, of Groveland, NY, and Hiram and Jessie Welch, at home. - Wellsboro Agitator, 19 April 1916, p.2

WATSON - GEORGE WATSON, (SRGP 03477) of Welch Settlement, died July 23 (1918). The funeral was held July 24 at 2 o’clock at the State Road Baptist church. Burial was in the State Road cemetery. Rev. N. Johnstone, of Troy, had charge of the services. Mr. Watson was 83 years of age and was a veteran of the civil was. He leaves a wife, who is 78 years of age. - Wellsboro Agitator, 7 Aug. 1918, p.2

MRS. MARY WEBBER WEBSTER (SRGP 13336)
 Mrs. Mary Webber Webster, 86, of Mansfield, RD 3, died Friday eve. Nov. 8, 1957.  She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Webster; daughters, Mrs. Earl Benson, Covington, RD, and Mrs. Howard Norman, Liberty; son, Frank Webster, Sylvania; brother, Arthur Webber, Eustis, Florida; 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the State Road Baptist Church on Monday at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Griffiths officiating.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery.

Mr. Allen Webster [SRGP 09339]
In Sullivan, Nov. 23, 1874, Mr. Allen Webster, aged 69 years.  In the death of Mr. Webster his family have lost a kind husband and father, the Baptist Church a worthy member, and society a good neighbor and friend.  Our loss is his gain.  (Tuesday, December 15, 1874, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

WEBSTER, Bernice - MRS. EARL BENSON (SRGP 08449)
     Bernice Louise Benson, 77, of RD 1, Covington, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 1983, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Her husband, Earl Benson, died in 1974.  Born Aug. 23, 1906, at Mainesburg, she was a daughter of Ernest and Mary Webber Webster.  She was a member of State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, and the Corwin Mission Circle at the church.  She and her husband had been dairy farmers in Sullivan Township for many years.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Eleanor) Mest, of Manhattan, Mont., and Mrs. Wayne (Jeannine) Beardslee, of Campbell, N.Y.; a son, Gordon, of Hampstead, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Howard Norman, of Liberty, and seven grandchildren.  The funeral was held today, Wednesday, at the church in Mainesburg.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  The Rev. Edwin Green, her pastor, officiated.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Fund.  Arrangements by the Kuhl Funeral Home.

WEBSTER - MRS. CLARA WEBSTER JAMES, (SRGP 10404) 76, of Mainesburg, died Friday, August 19, 1955, after an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Rev. James A. James. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and the Sullivan Grange. She is survived by a son, Mark of Montgomery, three grandchildren, Elwyn W. of Williamsport, James R. of Montgomery, and Mrs. John Ingram III, Riverside, Calif., three great-grandchildren and a brother, Ernest Webster, Sullivan Township. Services were at the State Road Baptist Church at 2 pm Sunday, Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in State Road Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 25 Aug. 1955, p.6

FRANK W. WEBSTER (SRGP 22900)
 Frank W. Webster, age 72 of Sylvania, Pa., died Saturday, January 14, 1978 at his home. He was a mayor of Sylvania for 25 years.  He was a member of the Bradford and Sullivan Counties Retired Teachers Association and an educator for 40 years, retiring in 1969 as principal and a teacher at Springfield Elementary School. He was a member and elder of Sylvania Presbyterian Church, a former president of Sylvania Lions Club and a member of Columbia Grange and the Alparon Park Association. He is survived by his wife, Florence Hatch Webster; son, Keith of Richmond, Va; daughters, Michael (Carol) Johnson of Tioga, Mrs. Duane (Joyce) Bower of South Williamsport, Pa; sisters, Mrs. Earl (Bernice) Benson of Covington; Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Norman of Liberty; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Tuesday with the Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery at Mainesburg.

WEBSTER - ORSO A. WEBSTER, (SRGP 09347) aged 82 years, died March 24 (1939), at his home in Sullivan Township. He was the son of Allen and Laura Ann Tinkham Webster, and was born in Sullivan, Feb. 4, 1857, on the homestead, now owned by Delos Jackson. Early in life, he and his sister, Rhoda and brother, Bert, bought the property now owned by Jesse Baity, but later sold it and bought the property where he lived until his death. He is survived by one son, Luther Webster, who was married to Jennie DeWitt April 4, 1922. Another son, Ellsworth, was born in 1897 and lived only a few months. - Wellsboro Agitator, 5 April 1939, p.5

Orso A. WEBSTER
Orso A. Webster, 82, died Friday, March 24, 1939, at his home in Sullivan Township.  He was the son of Allen and Laura Ann Tinkham Webster and was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA., February 4, 1857, on the old homestead now owned by Delos Jackson.  Early in life, he and his sister, Rhoda and brother, Bert, bought the property now owned by Jesse Baity, but soon sold it and bought the property where he lived until his death.  His whole life was spent on a farm and making a home.  He is survived by one son, Luther Webster, who was married to Jennie DeWitt April 4, 1922.  Another son, Elsyworth, was born in 1897 and lived only a few months.  His father came from Connecticut and his mother from Vermont when means of travel was principally on horseback and the roads were more or less trails.  In the passing of Orso Webster, the community has lost not only one of its oldest citizens but one who will be missed because of his kind and loving disposition.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home.  The Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating.  Burial in State Road Cemetery.

WEBSTER - Mansfield—The funeral of Miss Rhoda C. Webster, (SRGP 09346)  82, was conducted Friday, Jan. 31, 1936, at 2 p.m. at the family home in Sullivan Township by the Rev. David J. Griffiths of the Mansfield Baptist Church. Burial was in the State Road Cemetery. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church. Surviving are one brother, Orso Webster, and several nephew and nieces.

Roswell Webster [SRGP 05003]
In Richmond, May 7th, 1875, Roswell Webster, an old and respected citizen of Sullivan, aged 85 years, 9 months and 10 days.  (Tuesday, June 22, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [State Road Cemetery]

WEBSTER - William H. Webster, (SRGP 09344)  a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan, one of those good men whose going is always regretted, died last Sunday at his home on the State road, aged 64 years and 4 days. Mr. Webster had been in failing health for some time. His death was immediately due to heart trouble. He had long been an active member of the State Road Baptist Church. Besides his wife, two sons, Ernest and Mark, and one daughter, Mrs. J. A. James, of Radner, Ohio , all of whom were permitted to be at his bedside. Mr. Webster leaves a sister, Mrs. Noah Bradway, and two half brothers and a half sister, Messrs. Orso and Bert Webster, and Miss Rhoda Webster, all of Sullivan. The funeral was held yesterday from the State Road Baptist Church.

Addie WELCH (SRGP 03636) died at the homestead near Mainesburg, on the 30th of March, 1894, aged 22 years, 7 months and 10 days. She was taken sick while visiting her brother at Elk Run. About seven weeks ago she was able to be taken home. Although she had been delicate for several years her last and most severe sickness was only of about three months’ continuance. She was calm and resigned, patiently bearing the cross. Her funeral took place on Sunday April 1st, from the State Road Baptist Church, in the presence of a congregation of sympathizing friends and relatives.[Where Buried?]

WELCH - Miss Belle Welch, 83, (SRGP 03660) of Millerton, died Friday, Nov 6, 1942 at the Blossburg State Hospital. She was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, the daughter of James and Rosilla Riggs ( s/b Rich) Welch. She later moved to Millerton where she has since resided. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church of Sullivan Township. Survivors are: several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Shaw Funeral Home, Mansfield, where the funeral will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. The Rev. David J. Griffiths. State Road Cemetery.

WELCH - BENJAMIN L. WELCH, (SRGP 03565) age 80, of Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown, PA formerly of Covington, died Monday, November 14, 1977. He was a member of the Friendship Lodge No. 247 F & AM at Mansfield. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Connie Payne of Harrisburg, RD 2. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 21 at the John S. Sell Memorial Chapel at the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown. Interment was in the State Road Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 23 Nov. 1977, p.16

WELCH, Darwin D. - (SRGP 03563)  Darwin D. Welch died in the Blossburg hospital June 27, where he had been seriously ill for three weeks from a complication of diseases. While he had been in ill health for several years, his condition did not become serious until recently. He was born in Welch Settlement, October 26, 1875, his parents being LeRoy D. and Mary Miller Welch. He attended the local schools and the Mansfield Normal. In 1891 he was married to GERTRUDE S. CONNELLY. They lived in Sullivan, Mansfield and Covington. To them was born one son, Benjamin Welch, of Troy. Mr. Welch, or "Dee", as he was known in this vicinity, was engaged in business in Mansfield with his father, under the firm name of L. D. & D. D. Welch. He sold wagons, farm implements, etc., and later was local agent for a farm agency. He also spent some years as a salesman. About ten years ago he bought the John Wilson place above the cemetery in Covington, where he had since resided. He was a member of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M. He joined the State Road Baptist church as a young lad, later transferring to Mansfield Baptist church, and since his removal to Covington, uniting with the Church of Christ. He was well known throughout the county and made many friends by his genialty and his loyalty. He was a kind and loving father and husband, and a true friend. He will be missed not only by his family but by his neighbors and his many friends. The large attendance at his funeral on Saturday afternoon was ample testimony of the esteem in which he was held, as were also the profuse floral tributes. The Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiated at the funeral at his late home in Covington, using the old family Bible for the Scripture reading. Burial was made in State Road cemetey, with representatives of Friendship Lodge in charge. The pall bearers were Prof. G. B. Strait, A. H. Vosburg, John Farrer, Frank Marvin, C. L. Johnson and E. S. Wilson.

WELCH - DARWIN P. WELCH, age 75 (SRGP 03574) of 3 Woodland Drive, Troy, PA formerly of 28 Elm St. Canton, PA, Nov. 9, 1993. He was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Mainesburg, PA; the son of Fred & Gertrude Palmer Welch. He was a retired farmer and the owner of Welch Farm Equipment; survived by wife, Lillian Brown Welch; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth & Leslie Welch, Charles & Linda Welch; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice & Lyle Foster, Phyllis & Gary Ebright; step-sons and step0daughters-in-lsw, Stanley & Debbie Sterling, Steve & Sally Sterling; step-daughter, Paula Mallory; 29 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Delphine Seymour, Margaret Bentley and Vera Garthwaite; several nieces and nephews. At Mr. Welch’s request, there will be no visitation. The Funeral Service will be Friday at 2 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Zuber. Burial at State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA.

ELEANOR WELCH THAYER (SRGP 07056) The subject of this sketch was born on the old Welch homestead in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., Feb. 14, 1857 and died at Elmira, NY, May 5, 1899. She was the youngest daughter of Amos and Mary Welch. With the exception of two years, her life was spent in the vicinity of her birth. In the fall of 1879 she was married to Orson B., Thayer, of South New Berlin, NY. The deceased was an affectionate daughter, a faithful and loving wife and a kind neighbor. There remains to mourn her loss besides her parents and husband, a sister, Mary A., and two brothers, William L., of Mainesburg, and George W., of Oscola, Mich. The funeral services were largely attended at the State Road Baptist Church, Rev. H. E. Hyde officiating.

The remains of Mrs. O. B. Thayer were brought here from Elmira last Saturday. She died about 10 o’clock Friday night. The funeral occurred at 2 o’clock Sunday, at the State Road Baptist church, Eld. H. E. Hyde officiating. Her mother and sister had been with her for six weeks.

WEBSTER - ELLSWORTH A. WEBSTER - son of Orso Webster. See the obit for Orso Webster.

EUGENE W. WELCH (SRGP 03942)
 Eugene W. Welch, 87 of Covington died Monday, Dec. 24, 1962.  He was a retired farmer; a member of the State Road Baptist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Keith Ripley of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Robert Mudge of Wellsboro; son, Osmer Welch of Covington RD 2; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.  Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  The Rev. D.J. Griffiths will officiate.  Burial will be in State Road Cemetery.
 

FRED M. WELCH (SRGP 03568)
 Fred M. Welch, age 79, of Mainesburg RD, died Sunday, June 23, 1968 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Funeral was Wednesday at 2 pm in the State Road Baptist Church, the Rev. David McGarvey officiated.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery. Survived by son, Darwin of Troy; daughters, Mrs. Stanley Seymour and Mrs. Donald Bentley, both of Mainesburg; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. Mr. Welch was a member of the State Road Baptist Church.

HAROLD ELLIS WELCH (SRGP 04732)
 Harold Ellis Welch, age 70, of Mainesburg, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1970.  Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., Saturday at 2 pm.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Welch; sons, Robert Welch, Mainesburg, and Paul Welch, Troy, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Addie Prince and Mrs. Alice Mudge, both of Mansfield, Pa; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. He was a veteran of World War I; member of Mainesburg Methodist Church and Mainesburg Sullivan Grange; Austin Cox American Legion Post.

WELCH, James (SRGP 03465)  Another Landmark Taken - Mr. James WELCH of Sullivan, and one of that townships oldest residents, died at 3 o'clock last Sunday morning, Nov. 10th, aged 81 years and 8 months. Mr. WELCH enjoyed exceptionally robust health up to about six months ago, when began the general giving away of his bodily functions which ended in his peaceful death as above stated. Though a life long resident of this county and possessed of ample means, Mr. WELCH had never ridden on the cars. In early life he followed for a time the calling of a teamster, and as such hauled many loads of merchandise from Havana at the head of Seneca Lake to the merchants of Troy, Mainesburg, and Covington. Elmira at that time was the nearest hamlet. January 6, 1849, he married Rosilla RICH of Troy, who died in 1874, leaving five daughters and one son.  On account of the critical illness of his daughter, Miss Belle WELCH, the obsequies were private.

WELCH - JAMES WELCH, (SRGP 03465) an old and respected citizen of Sullivan, diedyesterday. - Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Nov. 1895, p.3

WELCH - JAMES WELCH - (SRGP 03465) In Sullivan, PA, November 10, 1895. Mr. James Welch, aged 81 years and 8 months. - Wellsboro Agitator, 20 Nov. 1895, p.3

Joyce, check on her age; she was 78 in 1918
WELCH - MRS. JANE L. WELCH WATSON (SRGP 03475) died at her home in East Charleston March 28, aged 74 years. Her husband died about ten years ago. She was a daughter of Daniel and Lura Ayers Welch. The funeral was held Thursday; interment in the State Road Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 6 April 1927, p.3

WELCH - Julia E. Welch, born Dec. 31, 1860, (SRGP 03630) died at her home in Sullivan on Oct. 22, 1926, following an illness of only a few days. During her younger days she was a most faithful attendant at the State Road Baptist Church and Sunday School. Miss Welch was a person who possessed a very cheerful disposition and was always ready to offer a word of cheer or lend a helping hand. After growing to womanhood she spent most of her time as chief cook in various hotels, having held that position in the Troy House for eight years. The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lydia J. Welch of Sullivan and Mrs. Lillian Costley of Elmira, and three brothers, Victor, Layton and Elmer Welch of Sullivan. The funeral services were held at the State Road Baptist church on Monday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m., Reverend D. J. Griffiths officiating; interment in State Road Cemetery. The deep sympathy of neighbors and friends was expressed by the profusion of beautiful floral tributes.

WELCH - MRS. LAURA R. MUDGE, (SRGP 02551) aged 89 years, of Mansfield, died recently. She is survived by three sons, Daniel and Clark Mudge, of Mansfield, and Cornish Mudge, of Covington; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Hendricks, and two great-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, 27 May 1931, p.4

WELCH - Leroy D. Welch  (SRGP 03481) died at his home in Mainesburg, Sunday night, December 24th, at twelve-thirty o'clock. The funeral will be held at his late home, Thursday afternoon, December 28th, at one o'clock, Rev. Johnston of the State Road Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the State Road cemetery.  Mr Welch was born at Mainesburg November 22, 1849, and is survived by his wife, Mrs Leroy D. Welch, by two sons, D.D. Welch, of this place, F.M. Welch of Mainesburg; one brother, Gilbert, of Elmira and by four sisters, Mrs Martin Mudge, of this place, Mrs Rosilla Baity, Mrs George Watson and Mrs James Hendricks all of Covington.

WELCH - Mrs. Lydia Hendricks, 80, (SRGP 03485) died on Thursday, January 3, 1935, at 3:30 a. m., at the Blossburg Hospital, following an illness of ten days. Mrs. Hendricks was the daughter of Daniel and Lucy Welch and was born in Sullivan township January 8, 1855. She was married to James J. Hendricks July 30, 1877, and spent her life on a farm a short distance from her birthplace. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was highly respected in the community, where she lived a long and useful life. Mrs. Hendrmcks is survived by one son, E. D. Hendricks, of Mansfield, and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Elliott, of Moravia; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

WELCH - MISS MARY ANN WELCH  (SRGP 07055) died at Detroit, Mich., Sept. 23, 1929. The body was brought to Mainesburg for interment in the State Road Cemetery. Miss Welch was born in Tioga County, Sept. 13, 1856, and spent most of her life near Mainesburg. She is survived by one brother, Wallace Welch; two nieces, Mrs. Clara Lanes and Miss Minnie Welch, all of Detroit, and an aunt, Mrs. Lant Shives, of Elmira. - Wellsboro Agitator, 9 Oct. 1929, p.7

WELCH - SEYMOUR, Mary Delphine Welch (SRGP 03570)
92, of Mainesburg, PA, diedJanuary 6, 2008, in Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 29, 1915 in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude Palmer Welch. Mary was a lifelong member of State Road Baptist Church where she was Organist for many years and a dedicated Church worker. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, who loved her family, Church, flowers, and baking. Mary is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, R. Duane and Marilyn Seymour of Mainesburg, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda S. Farrell of Mansfield, PA, Marcia S. and Gilbert Romaine of Waynesboro, PA; grandchildren, Mary Lynn Seymour, Marie Seymour, Amy (Bill) Hartman, Alan (Melanie) Seymour, Jennifer Everetts, Jeffrey (Kelly) Farrell, Jonathan Romaine, Katie Romaine; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Bentley of Mansfield, PA; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Sterling of Troy, PA, and Lillian Welch of Troy, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley in 1991, and a brother, Darwin Welch. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 11:30 with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mary's memory may be directed to the State Road Baptist Church c/o Duane Seymour, Treasurer, 122 Spring Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932.

WELCH - MRS. MINERVA A. (WELCH) JACKSON, (SRGP 03650) aged 72 years, died Thursday (24 May 1928) at her home in Sullivan. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Webster and Miss Jennie Jackson, of Sullivan; Mrs. Edith Zinch, of Williamsport; a brother, Edgar Welch, of Jackson Center; a sister, Miss Belle Welch, of Jackson Center. the Funeral was held Saturday, Rev. B. J. Griffith, of Mansfield officiating; burial in the State Road cemetery. ---- Wellsboro Agitator, 30 May 1928, p.6

WELCH, Nancy (SRGP 03637) Mrs. U. S. Snover died this morning at 7 o’clock at the home of her brother, Mr. Edward Welch, in Sullivan, aged 56 years. Mrs. Snover had been failing for several months. Her numerous friends here and elsewhere will learn with sincere sorrow of her demise and of her esteemed husband’s crushing bereavement. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the State Road Baptist Church, the Rev. Leon Reynolds, of Covington, officiating.

WELCH, Volney - (SRGP 03628) Died at his home in Sullivan, March 31, 1888, of hemorrhage of the bowels, Mr. Volney Welch. The funeral services were held at the State Road Baptist church today at 2 o'clock.

WILCOX ALICE PATRICIA TOKARZ (SRGP 35674)
Alice Patricia Of Blossburg, PA, died August 26, 2006 following a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Pat was a daughter of the late Floyd and Anna (Denkenberger) Wilcox. Pat greatly enjoyed the "Country Rooster" antique shop that she owned and operated in Blossburg for several years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg. Pat was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband of 23 years, Bernard; daughters, Debra Lawson of Indiana, PA, Carlene Monsalve of Tampa, FL; son, Rock (Kim) Strange of Mansfield, PA; stepson, Devon (Dana) Burley of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Ian and Alicia Lawson, Tiffany Hults, Rowan and Katlen Dana Burley; sisters, Janet (Ellsworth) Smith of Mansfield, PA, Emily (Otto) Pflueger of Niagara Falls, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Richard Wilcox. Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, with a Vigil Service held at 8:30 p.m. Prayers will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Blossburg. Burial will be held in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494 in Mrs. Tokarz's memory.  Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/28/06

FLOYD WILCOX (SRGP 79093)
 Floyd (Red) Wilcox, 74, of Mansfield RD 3, died Tuesday, April 20, 1976, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born February 18, 1902, at West Leroy, a son of Emmett and Elsie Parish Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox was an Army veteran and had been employed as a heavy equipment operator in the area for many years. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Denkenberger; three daughters, Mrs. Janet Smith, of Millerton, Mrs. Patricia Strange, of Mansfield RD 3, and Mrs. Emily Pflueger, of Niagara Falls, NY; a son, Robert E., of Millerton; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Babcock and Mrs Ada Segur; both of Canton; a brother, Lester J., of Alexandria, Va; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Another son, Richard, was killed in an explosion at Niagara Falls in August, 1975. The funeral was held Thursday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. Alan Shumway, his pastor, officiated.

Mrs. Genevieve WILCOX Fletcher, 41 (SRGP 80346) , Mansfield. Thursday. Aug. 5, 1943, At the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Survived by husband, John Fletcher; brothers,William A. Wilcox, Harold Wilcox, Mainesburg; Claude Wilcox, Morris Wilcox, Covington; sisters, Mrs. Fred R. Sampson, Mansfield; Mrs. James A. Nelson, Upper Darby That, PA; Mrs. Lawrence Radnor, Towanda; Mrs. Elmer F. Clark, Covington. Funeral was Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Shaw funeral home, Mansfield. Rev. Carl Wheeler, Covington. State Road Cemetery

RICHARD E. WILCOX (SRGP 78563)
 Richard E. Wilcox, 64, of Tioga, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from the Carpenter's Local, Elmira, NY. Preceding him in death was a son, Richard Elliott Wilcox.  Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Logan Wilcox; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Harold and Gale E. Wilcox of Mansfield and David Neil and Donna Wilcox of Showlow, Ariz; a sister, Laura Terry of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Danielle, and Kaylah Howe, Chad and Richard Wilcox, Elizabeth Vanderpool and Jennifer Urbinak; one great-granddaughter, Cassie; two nieces.  Calling hours were held Saturday, May 17, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours. Burial was made in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Mainesburg.

ROBERT E. WILCOX (SRGP 79092)
 Robert E. Wilcox, 53, of RD 2, Millerton, died Saturday, April 20, 1985, at his home. Born July 26, 1931, at Canton, he was a son of Floyd and Anna Denkenberger Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox was a member of State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg. He was a well known carpenter. Mr. Wilcox was a member of the National Riflemen's Assn. and Tioga County Beekeepers' Assn. Surviving are his wife, the former June Thurston; a daughter, Mrs. John (Sherry) LaVancher, of Ovid, NY; a stepdaughter, Mrs. David (Julie) Lougher, of North Charleston, NC; a stepson, Jesse Lanterman of Waverly, NY; his mother, of Mainesburg; three sisters, Mrs. Janet Smith, of Millerton, Mrs. Bernard (Patricia) Tokarz, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Otto (Emily) Pfluger, of Niagara Falls, NY, and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brother, F. Richard Wilcox in 1975 and his father, Floyd Wilcox in 1976. The funeral was held Tuesday at the church.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, pastor of First Baptist Church, Mansfield, officiated.

WILL WILCOX (SRGP 79108)
 William A. Wilcox, 79, of Mainesburg RD 1, Pa., died at 6:45 am Sunday (May 18, 1958) of injuries received when his pickup truck and a tractor trailer collided Saturday morning at 10:45 on Rt. 6, about five miles east of Mansfield. Mr. Wilcox, a prominent Tioga Co. farmer, died at the Wellsboro Hospital.  He received severe head and chest injuries, left shoulder injury and multiple body bruises. Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland, Tioga County coroner, said he will issue a certificate of accidental death from a skull fracture. Mr. Wilcox only last Tuesday had been discharged from the hospital where he had been confined to 10 days. Mansfield state police said Wilcox had been at Stauffer's store in Mainesburg and was pulling away from a drive and started to turn west on Rt. 6. Police said he drove his truck across the road and it was struck by a west-bound tractor trailer operated by Quillmer Christman, 37, of Liberty, RD 1, Pa. Mr. Wilcox retired several years ago as a farmer.  He was a member of the State Road Church and the Sullivan Grange.  He also was one of the original directors of the Corey Creek Watershed. Mr. Wilcox is survived by a son, Alfred of Covington; brothers, Claude L. of Tampa, Harold of Mansfield RD 1, Morris of Covington; sisters, Mrs. Fred Sampson of Mansfield RD 1, Mrs. James Nelson of Norwood, Mrs. Alberta Clark of Covington RD; one grandson, two great grandsons.  Funeral at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 pm, the Rev. David Griffiths officiating.  Burial was in the State Road Cemetery.

WILSTON –ELLEN (WILSTON) BARNES, (SRGP 77891) age 82, of Mainesburg, PA, diedon Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.  She was born on August 30, 1919 in Grover, PA, the daughter of the late Ephram E. and Anna (June) Wilston.  Ellen was the widow of the late Walter Barnes.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening and animals.  Ellen is survived by her daughter, Alene (Walter) Sherman of Mansfield, PA, Marilyn (Franklin) Bryant of Galeton, PA, and Judy (Donald) Cole of Mainesburg, PA; 14 Grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  She is predeceased by 1 granddaughter.  Family and friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Main Street, Mansfield, PA on Saturday, December 1, 2001 from 1 PM to 2 PM.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 PM at the funeral home.  Interment will be in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Twp., PA.

WINNIE - WALLACE WINNIE JR., 63, (SRGP 15548) of Mansfield RD 3, died Friday, June 21, 1991, in Williamsport Hospital. He retired in 1989 after 22 years as a utility plant operator for Mansfield University. He was a member of State Road Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of Austin Cox Post 478, American Legion, and a life member of VFW Post 6757, Canoe Camp. He was a member of Pedigrafdt Club, in Sayre. Born August 5, 1927, in Morris, he was a son of Wallace Sr. and Rachel Moffitt Winnie. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Imogene Morgan; a son, Charles, of Liberty; a niece, whom he raised, Mrs. Diana Kriner, of Middlebury Center; a brother, Wilford Winnie, of Delvan, NY; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Blackwell, of Morris, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 PM Tuesday at Wilston’s, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield The Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church, will officiate. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Monday.

WOOD - DALLAS WOOD, 66, (SRGP 57465) died at his Mainesburg home [Lived on State Road in Sullivan Township - not in village of Mainesburg] Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1939). The funeral is this morning at 10 at the home. Rev. Glen Dewey officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Padgett Wood and the following children:- Daniel Lyman Lester and Mrs. Lucy Robinson of Mansfield; Grant of Corning; Mrs. Evelyn Morris of Geneva; Mrs. Viola Wilcox, Mrs. Mabel Wilcox, Mrs. Alice Phillips, Mrs. Richard Barrett of Mainesburg; Myron, Marion and Virge at home. - Wellsboro Gazette, 14 Dec. 1939, p.4

WOOD - MABEL I. WILCOX (SRGP 57473)
 Mabel I. Wilcox, 83, of RD#1, Covington, died at home Monday, September 14. Born June 24, 1904, she was the daughter of Dallas and Helen Padgett Wood. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church, Pennsylvania National Grange and the East Sullivan Grange. Mrs. Wilcox was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, April 17, 1969, and a grandson, Arthur Wilcox, September 14, 1986. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred and Maxine Wilcox of Covington; three brothers, Grant Wood of Mansfield, Lyman Wood of Cleveland, Tenn., and Myron Wood of Apopka, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Andrews of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Viola Wilcox of Mansfield, Mrs. Gertrude Padgett of Tioga, Mrs. Marion Storms of Elmira, NY, and Mrs. Virgilene Earley of Apopka, Fla.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held today, (Wednesday, September 16), at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, from 7 to 9 pm. Services will be at the funeral home Thursday, September 17, at 2:30 pm with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be made at the State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg.

WOODBECK - BARBARA A. MORGAN (SRGP 15445)
 Barbara A. Morgan, age 41, of RD 1, Mainesburg died Saturday, July 5, 1975 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born July 7, 1933 in Galeton, the adopted daughter of James and Grace Cooley Woodbeck. Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Tioga Methodist Church and the Sullivan Grange No. 84, Mainesburg. Surviving are her husband, Francis; one daughter, Mrs. James (Kathleen) Femea of Mainesburg; one stepdaughter, Dianna Morgan of RD 3, Mansfield; step-father, Louis Keeney of Tioga; one step-sister, Mrs. Joseph (Arlene) Burlingame of RD 2, Corning, NY; two step-brothers, William Keeney and Louis Keeney Jr., both of Corning, NY; father, Louis McFall of Galeton; one brother, Irvin McFall of Milan; two half-brothers, Martin McFall of Canton and William McFall of Independence, Missouri; two half-sisters, Mrs. Shirley Payne of Waverly, NY and Mrs. Evelyn Paul of Tioga and one grandson, Greg Morgan of Mainesburg. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield on Wednesday, July 9, 1975 at 1 pm with The Reverend Wendell Huaber officiating.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the Heart Fund. [Note from Joyce - Adopted by Grace Cooley & James Woodbeck - Original name was Robertleon Jennie McFall. Birth parents were Louis McFall and Grace [surname unknown]] 



A death in Sullivan that carried a message of sadness to many hearts was that at an early hour Monday morning of James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Ballard, in the nineteenth year of his age. The deceased was a young man of sterling worth and unusual promise. He had been ill but ten days, of that justly dreaded disease pneumonia. The funeral is to be held today from his late home on the State Road. [James Ballard - SRGP 07089 - 1876-1895]

We have a letter from Mrs. George WILKINS, former resident of Armenia now of Sullivan Township, referring to the origin of the name, "Old Possessions". She writes that Elliot ROSE and Darwin MILLER came from New England and settled on Armenia. The land was so poor and it was so hard to get to a mill that they left their first location and settled near what is now the State Road Baptist Church. With others, they founded the church. They called their former farms, "The Old Possessions" and thence the name...

? burial permit no obit (Own surname Unknown)
PURVIS - HARRIET C. PURVIS died on Jan. 9, 1985 at the Williamsport Home, Loyalsock Twp., Lycoming County, PA. She was 74 years of age and was born on Dec. 5, 1910. (What is her own surname???)

no birth name, burial permit for ashes
COLE - GERTRUDE E. COLE died June 5, 1985 at age 81.

[Own Surname Unknown] Mrs. Jane Connelly [SRGP 13262]
In Sullivan, March 26th,(or 25th), 1875, Jane, wife of William Connelly, aged about 25(?) years.  (Tuesday, March 23, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) State Road Cemetery – age on tombstone 37 years]
 

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