Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga
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.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 21, 1928
Mrs. Abbie Ackley Roberts, aged 61 years, wife of Oscar B. Roberts, of Wellsboro, died last Tuesday evening at 6:20 o'clock, at her home, corner of Main and King streets, after a long illness. She was born in Westfield, November 18, 1866, daughter of John and Martha Garner Ackley, and was married in March, 1883. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, a daughter who died at the age of four years, and a son, Cecil O. Roberts, of Wellsboro. Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Methodist church and was a devoted wife and mother, highly esteemed by all who knew her. Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband and son, two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Fred G. Brown, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Myra Tipple, of Elmira and half-brother, Tom Ackley, of Lockwood, N.Y. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. W. J. Brown officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.
ADAMS, Elizabeth - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Howard, 91, of Coudersport, formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born May 18, 1923,, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Lawrence John and Helen Viola Hughes Adams. A graduate of Charleston High School and Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, she was employed by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro as the head of the maternity unit. She furthered her nursing education at the Philadelphia School of Nursing. On Aug. 19, 1950, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, she married Victor Howard, who predeceased her on April 10, 2005. Betty was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport, where she served on the vestry and as president of the Altar Guild and the Episcopal Church Women. She was also a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wellsboro Chapter. Surviving are a daughter, Kaaron Ruza of Yeadon; two sons, Victor L. (Pamela) Howard of Harrisburg, William D. "Billy" (Barb) Howard of Coudersport; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Molly, Gabrielle, Connor, Dustin, Darren, and Dalton; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Virginia M. Adams. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8p.m., and on Friday, Aug. 8, at Christ Episcopal Church, Coudersport from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Janis Yskamp and the Rev. Frank Mickle will co-officiate. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 or the Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, Pa. 16915 – Wellsboro Gazette, August 6, 2014
AINSLEY Ella May
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 1 Oct 1953
Mrs. Ella May Baldwin, 86, died Sunday morning, September 27, 1953. She was the daughter of Marvin and Mary [Lewis] Ainsley, born in Geneva, N.Y., July 27, 1867. Surviving are one brother-in-law, Charles Baldwin, of Buffalo, N.Y., and several cousins. Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
AINSLEY - Mrs. Ella May Baldwin died Sunday at the age of 86. She was born in Geneva, N. Y., the daughter of Marvin and Mary Lewis Ainsley. Her only survivor is a brother-in-law, Charles Baldwin of Buffalo. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Jones officiating. Burial in Wellsboro.
ALBERT Walter C. "Walt"
Walter C. "Walt" Albert, 81, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Born: He was born on January 25, 1929 in Wind Gap, PA a son of the late Walter B. and Helen Kemmerer Albert. Personal: He was the husband of Jean M. Wheaton Albert. Mr. Albert was a dairy farmer in the Lehigh Valley and a land developer for many years. He also was the owner of Walt and Jean's Laundromat and Leona Meats Store both of Wellsboro, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. Memberships: He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Whitneyville, PA. Walt was a former member of the Plainfield Farmers Assn., the Plainfield Riding Club and was on the church council of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Plainfield Twp. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Jean; son and daughter-in-law, Walter Terry and Diane Albert of Wind Gap, PA; two brothers, Franklin Albert of Fordsville, KY, Sherwood Albert of Easton, PA; sister-in-law, Patricia Albert of Wind Gap, PA; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy M. Bickford in 1996 and a brother, William Albert. Services: Friends may call on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12 noon at the funeral home with Pastor Keith D. Diehl officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials: Contributions may be made to the family for a cemetery marker. The Express Times on June 2, 2010
ALEXANDER Chauncey Austin
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Feb. 8, 1933, Pg 1
Chauncey Austin Alexander, aged 66 years, retired New york Central engineer, died last Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock [1/31/1933] at his home in Wellsboro. The funeral was held Thursday at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. O. G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Mr. Alexander was born in Wellsboro, August 29, 1867, son of John and Sophia Alexander. He entered the employ of the Fall Brook Railroad when he was 18 years of age and continued in its service and in the service of its successor, the New York Cenral, for a period of 42 years. He was made an engineer on the Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central in 1898, at which time he moved to Corning, where he married Miss Carrie Comfort. On October 1, 1906, he returned to Wellsboro, where he continued in the capacity of engineer until his retirement in 1928. Mr. Alexander was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. His survivors include his widow, two sons, John A., at home and Burton F., a school teacher at Ferenbaugh, NY and two sisters, Mrs V. B. Elliott and Miss Harriet Alexander of Coudersport. Mrs. Alexander is a sister of Mrs. Floyd Nares of Corning.
Mrs. Ellen A. VALENTINE, 82, RD 4, Wellsboro, died Sunday, June 25, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted. Mrs. Valentine was born in Antrim, Pa., April 7, 1890, a daughter of Adolph and Christina Anderson. She was the widow of the late Harold Valentine, who died in 1939. Surviving Mrs. Valentine are: one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Wilda) Eberenz of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Sprague of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Agnes Bressy of Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Frank Anderson of Sabastpol, Calif.; oscar Anderson of California; and one step-brother, Carl Bloomquist of Florida. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 28, 1972. Rev. S. Wade Stewart, Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
JAMES H. ANDERSON
James H. Anderson, 75, of Stickley Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 17, 1924, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Henry L. and Ellen Soderquist Anderson. He was the husband of Helen S. Snyder Anderson, to whom he had been married to for 50 years on June 10, 2000. He worked for the Wellsboro U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier for 33 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro; the Loyal Orderof the Moose, Wellsboro; the American Legion; and was a lifetime member of the VFW, Wellsboro. He was an Army veteran during World War II, the 1st Infantry Division. Surviving are his wife, Helen; two daughters and son-in-law, Mia Lisa Anderson of Wellsboro and Lori A. and Bruce Kriner of Wellsboro; one brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Jean Anderson of Straford, N.J.; three nieces, three nephews and two grandchildren. There was no visitation. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial was made at the convenience of the family at the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.
ANDERSON, Helen Irene - Helen Irene Anderson Verheyen, 88, formerly of Wellsboro and currently residing in San Diego, Calif., died in Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, Calif. on July 12, 2014, surrounded by her daughter, Lisa, and son-in-law, Steve Cassidy. Helen was born in Blossburg, to Carl August Anderson (Long Valley) and Hilda Sophia Bloom Anderson (Arnot) on March 8, 1926. In 1944 she graduated with honors from Westfield High School, Westfield. Helen lived most of her life in Wellsboro and moved to the Philadelphia area where she worked for several years. In 1996, she moved to California, living in Westlake Village and then in San Diego.An avid golfer, Helen was a former member of the Tyoga Country Club. She was a homemaker, famous for her homemade bread and spending time with her family. Helen was past Worthy Matron of the Wellsboro Mary Wells Chapter of the Eastern Star. Along with many dear friends, she was a member of the Sewing Club. Helen was a proud member of the Vasa Organization of America, a Swedish-American fraternal, cultural and educational organization promoting Swedish and Scandinavian culture and heritage. Helen traveled to Sweden several times, where in 2006 she met many of her Swedish relatives. Helen was extremely proud of her Swedish ancestry and Scandinavian roots. Prior to her move to California, she was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro where she served on the Vestry and Altar Guild and belonged to the ECW (Episcopal Church Women's) Group.She was active in politics, both in Pennsylvania and California, as a member of the Tioga County and Wellsboro Area Republican Women organizations and the Ventura County Republican Women in Westlake Village. As a member of Westlake's Women's Club, Helen was especially proud of her involvement with actor Hugh O'Brian and his Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) project which works diligently to help young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change - in the home, school, workplace and the community. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hilda and her sister, Elvira Rumsey. She also was preceded in death by husbands, Jack (John R.) Wilcox, formerly of Wellsboro, Bob (Robert) Eberle of East Liverpool, Ohio and Harry Verheyen of New Kensington, Conn.Helen is survived by her three daughters, Karen (Harry) Carter of Falling Waters, W.Va., Susan (Phillip) Sweet of Wellsboro, Lisa (Steve) Cassidy of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Michelle Stuckey, Jason Durand, Nicole Durand, Jennifer Henley, Amy LoSchiavo, Todd Sweet, Matthew Sweet, Kate Cassidy and Andrew Cassidy and 13 great-grandchildren. Helen is also survived by niece, Sonee Gleason of Pittsford, NY. and cousins Stuart Sherk of King of Prussia, and Betty Sumner of Richmond, Va.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mountain Shadows Foundation in Escondido, Calif., which provides housing and services to developmentally disabled adults. Helen's family will be using her memorial tribute funds to dedicate a home, "Helen's House," on the campus of Mountain Shadows. "Helen's House" will honor Helen's legacy as a homemaker and a mother. "Helen's House" will be home to six mentally and/or physically handicapped adult women and will give residents the comfort that comes only from a mother's heart. Memorial contributions can be made at http://mountainshadowsfoundation.org or via USPS: "Helen's House" c/o Mountain Shadows Foundation, 970 Vallecitos Blvd, Suite 240, San Marcos, Calif. 92069. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton officiating. Interment will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery directly after the services and will be followed by a celebration of Helen's life at the Penn Wells Hotel. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 2014
ANDERSON Lillian A. Anderson
100, of Wellsboro, died at the Green Home, August 17, 2013. She was born in Antrim, PA, the daughter of the late Victor and Anna Soderquist Anderson. Lillian was formerly employed by Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and a member of the Wellsboro Women of the Moose #0060. Surviving are six grand nieces and nephews, Kristine Heyneman (John), Kathelene Harmon (Todd), Robin Denman, Philip V. Anderson (Leslie), Tiffany Anderson (Rob) and Scott Anderson. Special great-great nephew, Alan. Lillian was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Anderson; niece, Sylvia Denman and nephew, Philip Anderson. Friends and family are invited to Lillian's Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 1-2 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Funeral home obituary – August 19, 2013
ANDREWS - DELORES RICHARDSON
Delores E. Andrews Richardson, 72, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. Born Feb. 2, 1932 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Herbert E. and Leona G. Bryant Andrews. Dolores was the wife of the late Robert C. Richardson who diedon Aug. 25, 1969 and Henry "Hank" Niles who diedon Sept. 5, 2000. Mrs. Richardson was a deputy register and recorder. She was a member of the Middle Ridge Church and enjoyed her family and friends. Surviving are her children, Ellsworth, Roberta, James, Donald; stepchildren, Fred, David, Susan; brother, Roger Andrews; sister, Dora Hart; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous close friends. She was preceded in death by two husbands and a grandson, Kyle Richardson, who diedAug. 10, 2000. Private funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Interment was made at Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Alcoholics Anonymous.
ANDREWS – Dorothy L. Andrews Parton, 85, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. She was born March 12, 1921 in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Oliver and Ruth VanOrder Andrews. Dorothy was the head of the billing department at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, until her retirement in 1986. Mrs. Parton is survived by two sons, James L. Walbridge and companion, Gertrude Ellison of Wellsboro, Dennis G. Walbridge of Wellsboro; daughter-in-law, Kathy Walbridge of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Kenneth Wilson of Mansfield; sister-in-law, Connie Andrews of Webb Mills, NY; two step sons, Worley Parton, Jr. of New Hampshire, Randy Parton of Alabama; seven grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband, Elwood Walbridge; her second husband, Worley Parton, Sr.; and a granddaughter, Linda Walbridge. At Dorothy’s request, a private family funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 6. Interment was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Green Free Library, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 10 Jan. 2007
ANDREWS Robert Andrews, Jr.
age 56, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA. Robert was born September 29, 1954 in Montour Falls, NY, a son of Robert Sr. and Violet (Rice) Andrews. Robert was a Security Guard for Victory Security. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Galeton, enjoyed fishing and road trips. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran. Robert is survived by his mother, Violet; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Andrews of Mansfield, PA, Brandon and Heather Andrews of Wellsboro, PA; three daughters, Christina DeZilva of Mansfield, PA, Bobbie Andrews and Katreena Andrews both of Mansfield, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Tammie Andrews of Penn Yan, NY; 5 grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan, Jazmin, Aleena, and Landon. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at St. Peters Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
Wellsboro Gazette - March 4, 1965
Mrs. Bessie Edwards, 90 of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro died Friday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edna Coates in Elmira. The widow of Thomas Edwards, she was born Feb. 18, 1875 in Charleston Township, the daughter of Marcus and Sally Smith Apgar. She is survived by a son, Kenneth of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Edith Hall Bliss of Yucaipa, Calif.; Monta Apgar of Wellsboro, a brother, Monte Apgar of Wellsboro; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home on Sunday with the Rev. Bruce Porter officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Nov. 14, 1934, Pg 1
Mark Apgar, aged 79 years, 7 months, died Nov. 9, at the home of his son at Ansonia. He was born at Addison, NY, April 10, 1855, son of James and Sofinia Apgar. He married Sally Smith of Charleston where he resided the greater part of his life. Mr. Apgar is survived by three children, Mrs. Thomas Edwards of Roundtop; Mrs. Arthur Hall, of Hollywood, California, and Monta Apgar of Ansonia; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D. D. officiated.
ASHLEY - Mrs. Ledorna Austin, [SRGP 03913] widow of Aaron Austin, of Mansfield, died Monday, March 12. Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. Crowe, pastor of the Church of Christ, were held Thursday; burial in Wellsboro. Mrs. Austin was born July 3, 1867 in Mainesburg, the daughter of the late Floyd Ashley and Oriminda Dodge Ashley. She is survived by a foster son, Roselle Austin of Texas, who attended the funeral. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 22, 1934
AUSTIN – Mrs. Carrie Austin Bailey, 95, widow of Myron F. Bailey, died Thursday evening, July 8, 1954 at the Solders & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born August 13, 1858 in Wellsboro, and was the daughter of Nelson and Lydia Austin. In recent years, she has made her home with her daughters. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Earl C. Field of Lexington, Mass., Mrs. Ernest H. Green of Wellsboro, Mrs. Robert G. Conklin of Lancaster, Mrs. Charles E. Vanderkleed of Collingswood, NJ and Mrs. Winthrop P. Wilcox of Washington, DC; one son Myron F. of Rochester, NY; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Bly of Elmira, NY; one niece; 11 grandchildren among which is Mrs. Edwin Stebbins of 174 Watauga Ave., Corning, NY and 17 great-grandchildren among which are Charles and William Stebbins also of Corning. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Wellsboro and a life long resident of the Borough. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church of Wellsboro. The Rev. Alfred J. Gross officiated and burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. –Wellsboro Agitator, July 1954
AVERY Cyrus W.
Wellsboro Gazette - January 7, 1904
Death of Cyrus W. Avery - Cyrus W. Avery, of Delmar, well-known in this borough, died at his home in that township last Wednesday of pneumonia, aged nearly 71 years. He had been in feeble health for some time, being a great sufferer of asthma. Mr. Avery was born February 10, 1833 in Chatham township, where he was well and favorably known. He was married February 16, 1859, to Jane Spencer, who survives him together with two daughters, Mrs. S. F. Andrews, of Delmar, and Mrs. J. L. Fisher, of Marsh Creek. The deceased was an honest, sturdy farmer and a staunch Democrat. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday afternoon; Rev...Reynolds officiating.
GEORGE W. AVERY age 52 of 105 S. Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa., Saturday, August 6, 1977 at his home. Friends are invited to call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. Funeral and committal services will be held there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Alfred Carl officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by his son, Elwin Avery, U.S.N.; daughter, Miss Sandra Avery, Elkland, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Emil (Janet) Caffo of Elkland, Pa.; also several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Elkland Lodge No. 746 Loyal Order of Moose and Westfield Rod and Gun Club. =Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/7/1977
AVERY Ida R.
Wellsboro Agitator - June 8, 1910
Mrs. Ida R. Avery Andrews, aged 49 years, wife of Mr. Francis E. Andrews, of this borough, died at 9:30 o'clock last Saturday morning, of cancer, after many months of poor health. She was operated upon last July at the Medico-Chirurgical hospital, in Philadelphia, and returned home last August. She returned to the hospital last September to submit to an examination, and was pronounced cured, but not long after her return home the disease again manifested itself and nothing could be done for her. Mrs. Andrews was a daughter of the late Cyrus Avery and she was born in Chatham township, on April 2, 1861. She was married to Mr. F. S. Andrews in September, 1879, and to them one child was born, now deceased. Her husband, her mother, Mrs. Jane C. Avery, and one sister, Mrs. John L. Fisher, of Ansonia, survive her. She was a most estimable woman and her death is mourned by all who knew her. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. M. Cloud officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - July 5, 1950
Mrs. Jennie A. Fisher, aged 82 years, died Sunday at her home in Wellsboro, R. D. 5. She is survived by her husband, John L. Fisher, three sons, Lyle A. Fisher, of Pittsburgh; Neil W. Fisher, of Jersey Shore, and Vere C. Fisher, of Corning; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will be held Wednesday, July 5, at 3 p.m.. at the Bastian Funeral Home, Rev. Robert W. L. Mark officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga Co., PA., Thursday, December 22, 1938
After a long illness, John Avery, aged 79 years diedat his home on Wetmore Street Monday evening about 10. He is survived by his widow and 2 daughters: Mrs. Louis Russell of Rochester and Mrs. Carl Bloomgen of Silver Lake, Ohio. Also by 3 brothers, Luman and Emmett Avery of Wellsboro and Albert Avery of Elmira. Mr Avery's first wife was Sara Kirkland, who died May 19, 1921. On Dec 18, 1926 he married Mrs. Sara Skelton who survives. Funeral will be held tomorrow and burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
AVERY, Mary - Mrs. Mary Simpson, the estimable widow of Mr. Robert C. Simpson, died during Thursday night of apoplexy at her home in Wellsboro after only a brief illness. She had been a resident of this place for 44 years. Mrs. Simpson, whose family name was Avery, was born on August 21st, 1822, in Montrose, Susquehanna county, this State, and her marriage to Mr. Simpson was solemnized in that borough nearly 60 years ago. Two years after her marriage she removed with her husband to Wellsboro, where they remained only a year, at the end of which they returned to Montrose, whence they removed in 1850 to Towanda. From that borough they removed in 1855 to Scranton, where they remained three years, at the end of which they returned to Wellsboro, where they always afterward lived. Mr. Simpson, after serving many years as agent and attorney for the Bingham Estate, died here on April 15th, 1893, in the home where his wife's death has just occurred. Mrs. Simpson is survived by three daughters: Miss Mary S. Simpson, Miss Harriet A. Simpson and Marion R., the wife of Mr. F.W. Siemens, all of Wellsboro. She is survived also by four sisters: Misses Louise and Clara Avery and Mrs. Helen Smith, all of Montrose, and Mrs. Edwin McKenzie, of Lansdowne, PA. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. A.C. Shaw, D.D., were held on Monday afternoon from Mrs. Simpson's home. Mrs. Simpson possess the noble qualities of mind and heart which attracted the highest respect and warmest regard from all who were privileged to know her. Her long and well spent life is a blessed memory to those who loved her. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 10, 1902
BACHE - Anna Stowell Bache Truman's obituary, Wellsboro, PA newspaper: (Sarah Jane STOWELL Bache d. 31 Dec 1896 )
SUCCUMBS TO LONG ILLNESS Mrs. Anna Truman, Member of Old Wellsboro Family,
Dies at Central Avenue Home
Mrs. Anna Stowell Bache Truman, daughter of a pioneer Wellsboro family and descendant of an English line traceable to the time of William the Conqueror, died early last Thursday morning of infirmities due to old age at her Central Avenue home. She was in her 83rd year. Death terminated an illness of seven weeks. Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Rev. Dr. Orrin O. Cocks read the Episcopal service, in the absence of the Dr. George B. VanWaters, Mrs. Truman's pastor. Mrs. Truman was the eldest child of John N. Bache, who died April 1, 1905. Her grandfather was William Bache, Sr., who came to America from England in 1793, locating in Wellsboro in 1812. Members of the Stowell family trace their ancestry to the year 1066. The ancestral residence in England remained in the family until 1800.
Born September 3, 1848, Mrs. Truman was later married to Albert A. Truman, of Elmira, who died in Wellsboro on July 31, 1920. Their entire married life was spent in this place. Mrs. Truman was a lover of children, flowers, nature and all beautiful things. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal church, and devoted to its services. A kind and loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Mrs. Truman attracted a wide circle of friends by her friendly manner and cordial hospitality. Her fondness for the soft shades of gray, lavender and rose symbolized her love of beauty and simplicity. Until her last illness she was keenly interested in the news of the day and was alert of mind although she had been unable to walk any distance for years. Her mature womanhood was devoted to active church work and she was always popular in social circles.
Mrs. Truman is survived by Mrs. F.W. Graves, of Philadelphia, a sister, who is the only living member of the family of John Bache. Other surviving relatives are: one daughter, Mrs. F. Leroy Smith, of Wellsboro, with whom she resided; a son, John B. Truman, of Oakland, Cal., and the following grandchildren: Mrs. Norman Fogle, nee Ruth Truman, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Nelson Allison, nee Katherine Truman, of San Pedro, Cal.; Eleanor and Kenneth Smith, of Wellsboro. Submitted by Debbie Smith Sept. 5, 1998
BACHE- (John Norris BACHE d. 01 Apr 1905 ) DEATH OF J.N. BACHE Oldest Member of the Tioga County Bar Died on Saturday A Brief Sketch of His Long and Useful Life in Wellsboro. John N. Bache, Esq., aged 85, died at 7:25 o'clock on Saturday evening, after an illness of about four weeks. He had been in declining health for several months past, being confined to the house nearly all winter except for an occasional drive on pleasant days with friends or relatives. He had, prior to his last illness, always enjoyed excellent health, seldom, if ever, during his whole life being confined to his bed by illness for more than a day or so at a time. He possessed a remarkably fine physique and a robust constitution and his death was due to his advanced age and gradually increasing feebleness. Although he was obliged to remain in doors most of the time during the past winter, he was able to be up and about the house and it was not until March 8th, his 85th birthday, that he was confined to his bed. Gradually growing weaker, the end came quietly and peacefully. John Norris Bache was a son of William Bache, Sr., and was born in this borough March 8, 1820. He was educated in the public schools and commenced the study of law with his brother-in-law, Hon. Robert G. White, in 1841. He later completed the usual law course at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. In the fall of 1843 he was admitted to the bar of Tioga county and was its oldest member at the time of his death, He personally knew and had a very clear recollection of many of the old-time lawyers who practiced at the bar. He devoted his attention chiefly to land titles and collections, as jury trials were generally distasteful to him. He served as Deputy Attorney General for about one year. In 1848 he was elected Register and Recorder, served one term, and was afterwards chosen a justice of the peace, but he soon resigned the office. Years later, in connection with his brother, William, he turned his attention to timber and coal lands and geological explorations. They first called the attention of the Fall Brook Coal Company to the lands now known as the Antrim field, the development of which has added so much wealth and prosperity to the county. He married at Seneca Falls, N.Y., September 1, 1847, Miss Sarah Stowell, a daughter of Hezekiah Stowell, one of the pioneer lumbermen of Tioga county. She was born in Bainbridge, N.Y., June 30, 1823, and came with her parents to Wellsboro in childhood. Six children were born of this marraige, three of whom are living: Anna S., wife of Mr. A.A. Truman; Louisa M., widow of the late L. F. Truman, and Nellie, wife of F.W. Graves, all of this borough. Mrs. Bache died December 31, 1896, after a residence here of nearly half a century. In politics Mr. Bache was originally a Whig, but has been a Republican since the organization of the party. He was one of Wellsboro's most substantial citizens and always enjoyed the respect and esteem of his large circle of acquaintances. Largely attended funeral services were held at his late home on Charles street yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. William Heakes officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. BACHE - Mary Bache Truman Smith's obituary, Wellsboro, PA newspaper: Submitted by Debbie Smith Sept. 5, 1998
BACHE Laugher - Last Thursday evening Mr. Laugher Bache died at the home of his brother Mr. William Bache, on Pearl street where he had resided for nearly two years. He had been steadily failing in health for several years, but he had been able to be out of doors more or less until within a few weeks. Mr. Bache was in his seventy-seventh year and he had lived here almost all his life. He was a very reserved man, loving the companionship of his books but still he was a genial man and among the few whom he chose for intimate friends he was steadfast, tender and generous. His tastes led him to become something of a recluse in his later years. Laugher Bache was born in this borough October 31, 1814 in the log house which stood where his brother, Mr. John N. Bache now resides. It was probably the best log house in all this region at that time being two stories and a half and large of area. In one room of this old home the first court was held in the county, and the elections were held here for many years. In another quarter of the same building Laugher was accustomed to assist his father, who was the Postmaster, in sorting the mail, - a light tack in task days when the mails were not large and arrived only once a week. He was given the name of his grandmother's family, her maiden name being Bridget Laugher. He was educated in the Wellsboro Academy, which was then a school of considerable prominence in this region, and at the age of 21 he went to Illinois and took up a quarter section of land and engaged in farming for six or seven years. About 1840 he returned to this place and entered into partnership with Col. A.E. Niles in the dry good business, their store being located in Main street on the corner where Mr. Isaac Sears recently kept a grocery. He was in trade for a number of years, and he then retired and studied law in the office of the late Judge Robert G. White, his brother-in-law, for about two years, but he never sought admission to the bar. A few years later he again became a partner in a dry good store in order to assist a young friend, but the business did not meet his expectations and he closed it out in a few years. He was also at one time a partner of the late Andrew Ross in lumbering operations on Pine creek. The funeral of Mr. Bache was held at Mr. William Bache's residence at three o'clock last Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Snyder read the Episcopal burial service. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 22, 1891, p.2
BACHE Sarah - Mrs. Sarah Bache White, widow of the late Judge Robert G. White, died at her home on Main street in this borough last Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. She had been sick only a short time. Mrs. White was born in this borough, May 31, 1817, being the eldest daughter and third child of William and Anna Bache, who settled in Wellsboro in 1812. She married Robert G. White Nov. 13, 1839. The wedding took place in the old log house fronting the public square, which until it was pulled down in 1849, was considered one of the prominent features of the place. It was there that the postoffice was kept from its establishment down to 1845, when Mrs. White's father died. But few of Mrs. White's youthful companions survive her. Among these are Mrs. James Lowrey, Mrs. Joseph P. Morris and Mrs. John Dickinson. Her surviving children are two sons and three daughters, namely: James L. White, Frank White, Mrs. E.J. Merrick, Mrs. William A. Stone, and Miss Anna White. Two of her brothers, Messrs. William and John N. Bache also survive her. Mrs. White was of a genial temperament, and she was possessed of a well-balanced intellect. She was faithful in the discharge of all the duties of life and manifested a plain, common-sense disposition in her social intercourse. The funeral is to take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her late residence on Main street. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 26, 1894. p.3
BACON Amy Elvira
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Dec. 6, 1916, Pg 2
Mrs. Amy Woodford, aged 85 years, widow of the late George Woodford of Cherryflats, who died about 20 years ago, died last Friday [12/1/1916] at 5pm at the home of her nephew, Oscar Dimmick, on East Avenue. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Clark Dimmick, and by several nephews and nieces, among whom are: Oscar Dimmick, Mrs Frank Kimball, Mrs. John Patterson, Phillip, George and Melvin Bacon of Wellsboro and vicinity; William Bacon of Everitt, Wash., and Mrs. James VanDusen of Westfield. The funeral was held Sunday at 2pm., Rev. M. S. Blair officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
BACON, Fidelia E. Dimmick – Mrs. Fidelia E. Dimmick, aged 84 years, widow of the late Clark Dimmick, who died May 17, 1910, died last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of her son, Oscar E. Dimmick, 56 East avenue. Her death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy, sustained on Saturday, April 26. She was born in New Hampshire, June 24, 1834, a daughter of James and Fidelia Royce Bacon, and spent over 60 years of her life in Wellsboro. She is survived by the son, before named, and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kimball, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. James B. VanDusen, of Westfield. The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. M.S. Blair officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 7 May 1919.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Sept. 5, 1917, Pg 1
Oliver Bacon, aged 71 years, died Thursday evening [8/30/1917] about nine o'clock at his home on Morris Lane, after a long illness of heart disease. His health had been declining steadily for the past 2 years or more. Mr. Bacon was a son of the late Oliver and Catherine Houghton Bacon and he was born in Delmar, Nov. 14, 1845. He was twice married, his first wife being Mrs. Elsie Bartle, daughter of the late Andrew and Maria Bartle of Stonyfork. Two children were born to them, Harvey who died in infancy and Walter A. Bacon of Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Bacon died in January 1877, and on Feb 14, 1882, Mr. Bacon married Mrs. Jennie Bunnell Jacobs, who survives him. He is also survived, besides his wife and the son before named, by 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Lydia Butler of Wellsboro; Mrs. Esther Vandegrift of Delmar; Seth Bacon of Wellsboro and Asa Bacon of Patterson, NJ. Mr Bacon was one of Delmar's most successful farmers for many years. In April 1916, he moved to Wellsboro to reside, having sold his farm to Louis Kendrick. Mr. Bacon was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held at the late home of the deceased, Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev A C Shaw, D D, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, October 25, 1933, Pg 1
Seth Bacon, aged 86 years of Wellsboro, died at 3 o'clock Monday morning [10/23/1933] at his home on Pearl Street. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Henry I. Wilson, of Big Run, Jefferson County. Mr. Bacon was well known and highly esteemed throughout Tioga County. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D. D., pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Mr. Bacon was ill only a few days, the cause of his death being paralysis. He was born in Delmar Township, Oct. 14, 1847, son of Oliver and Catherine Houghton Bacon. He was the youngest and last of a family of eleven children. The late Dr. Daniel Bacon, who was a surgeon in the Civil War, was a brother of the deceased. On Nov. 24, 1869, Mr. Bacon married Helen Bartle, who survives. They had two children, a daughter, Blanche, wife of Hon. Henry I. Wilson, and a son, Leon, who died in 1918. He is survived by two grandchildren, Lavelle Wilson, of Brookville and Cordray Wilson of Big Run. Mr. Bacon was a farmer in Delmar for many years, moving to Wellsboro in 1880 and conducted the Wilcox Hotel in 1881.
BAILEY – Constant Bailey (SRGP 04873), of Wellsboro, died last Friday morning at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. Ivan Butler, of Asaph. Mr. Bailey had been confined to his bed for about three weeks, but was taken worse Friday morning and died about 11 o’clock. The deceased was born in Rutland Township and was about 75 years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by eight children: Mrs. Charlotte Mold of Elmira; Mrs. Wallace Hagar of Sylvania; Frank Bailey of Asaph; John Bailey of Wellsboro Route 7; Will Bailey of Blossburg; Mrs. Almon Smith of Fort Myers, FL; Fred Bailey of Wellsboro; and Mrs. Ivan Butler of Asaph. He is also survived by two sisters – Mrs. Wm. Aylesworth of Blossburg, and Mrs. Abigail Burnside of Covington – and a half brother, Lafayette Bailey of Mainesburg. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home of the son of the deceased, Fred Bailey, on Fellows Avenue, Rev. Dr. Shaw officiating. – Hand written on obit 12 Aug. 1910
Wellsboro Agitator - November 28, 1957
Mrs. Edith McKean Bailey Pagan, 76, widow of Frank Pagan, died Friday, November 22, 1957, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born June 28, 1881, at Whitneyville, the daughter of Ransom W. and Helena Partridge Bailey. Mrs. Pagan was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School. She was a charter member of the Wellsboro Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she was a past regent and a national committee member. She was also a member of the former Wellsboro Garden Club. For many years she was associated with her husband, Frank Pagan, in the jewelry business until his death 17 years. Mr. and Mrs. Pagan were interested in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They were interested in flowers, birds, Cocker dogs and people. Mrs. Pagan was keenly interested in Civic activities and alive to the needs of others. At one time she was organist of the First United Methodist Church of which she was a member. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Cathryn B. Linn, who resided with her; five nephews, Benjamin B. Bastian of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Richard R. Bastian, of Wheeling, West Virginia; Edward W. Bastian, of Metuchen, N. J.; Robert J Bastian, of Windsor, Conn; and Ransom Bailey of Wellsboro; and two nieces, Mrs. Benjamin McCulloch, of Philadelphia, Pa, and Mrs. Stephen Britt of Metuchen, N. J. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Pagan residence on Central Avenue, the Rev. Edward T. Read, officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Serving as bearers were: Ralph H. Dewey, Arthur R. Doumaux, John I. Christ, Warren Spencer, William Forsythe and William Wilkinson.
BAILEY Elmeron H
Source: Old Fulton NY Post Cards Website - Evening Leader, Corning, NY - Monday, August 18, 1952
Wellsboro, PA - Elmeron H. Bailey, 89, of Wellsboro, a well-known and highly respected farmer of Delmar Township, died Sunday morning. He was born February 12, 1863, in Covington Township, the son of William and Lydia Hotchkiss Bailey. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hallie Grosjean and Mrs. Helen Bailey, both of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Lena Sparling of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Elmeron Grosjean of Corning, NY and Robert Grosjean of Wellsboro; five great grandchildren, Duane, Robert, and Ann Marie Grosjean, all of Corning, and Saron and Gerald Grosjean of Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette – September 30, 1954
Wellsboro friends and relatives were distinctly shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Eunice Bailey Bastian, which occurred on Tuesday morning at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for less than a week. She underwent an operation last Thursday from which she was apparently recovering satisfactorily and only the evening before her death had chatted with her friends and relatives. Death, caused by a heart attack, came at about 7:30 Tuesday morning. Born in Charleston township on January 28, 1883, Mrs. Bastian was the daughter of Ransom W. and Helena Partridge Bailey. She had spent her entire life in Wellsboro where she married Ward B. Bastian on July 5, 1907. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church and affiliated with its societies. She was a member of the Wellsboro Chapter DAR, a graduate of Wellsboro High School and of Lock Haven Normal. Her main interest in life was her family devoting herself unstintingly to the duties of keeping a home and in nurturing and inspiring her six children in their successful education for the business world. Bright and cheerful and intensely interested in all community affairs, she was first of all a devoted wife and mother. Her many friends regret her death. Surviving besides her husband are six children: Benjamin B. of Bryn Mawr, Pa. and Philadelphia; Richard R. of Wheeling, W. Va.,; Edward W. of Metuchen, N. J., Cathryn, Mrs. Benjamin H. McCulloch, Wallingford, Pa; Beatrice, Mrs. Stephen R. Burtt, of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Pagan and Mrs. Cathryn Linn of Central Avenue. Funeral services will be held at the Bastian and Kuhl Funeral Home tomorrow, Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, with Dr. Alfred Gross of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery. Friend may call at the funeral home this evening between 7 and 9 o’clock. (Picture is in the paper)
BAILEY - Yesterday about noon Mr. Lee W. Bailey died at the home of his father, John W. Bailey, in this borough, of consumption. The young man came home from Europe in failing health, resulting from a cold contracted in the Alps. He had intended to spend three years in Rome and Paris in the study of painting, but was forced to return to his home after only a few months’ stay in the old country. Since the age of seven years Lee had spent most of his time at New York City in a school for the deaf and dumb, giving especial attention to the study of art, for which he seemed to be peculiarly fitted. He was twenty-five years of age. He was a bright and talented young man, and, considering his disabling infirmity, he was wonderfully self reliant. He realized fully that he must die, and for weeks he had longed for the summons to come. The funeral is to be held tomorrow morning at eleven o’clock. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 27, 1889
BAILEY, Lida, (SRGP 31453)Beloved Centenarian, Lida B. Green Dies: Lida B. Green, 106, a resident of the Green Home, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 5, at the nursing home. Born July 16, 1881 in Whitneyville, she was the daughter of Myron F. and Carrie Austin Bailey. She was a member of the Wellsboro First Presbyterian Church, served as church organist for over 30 years, and was a charter member of the Wednesday Morning Musicales. Her husband, Ernest H. Green, died in 1952. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and Edwin Stebbins of Corning, N.Y. and Jane and Robert Kerrick of Fredonia, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Winthrop (Marion) Wilcox of Chevy Chase, Md.; a brother, Myron Bailey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. There was no visitation. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro. The Rev. Jeffrey B. Cheadle, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the music fund of the First Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.
BAILEY - OSGOOD, Margaret B. "Peggy"
Age 85, of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died December 29, 2007 at The Laurels. She was the wife of the late Edmund W. Osgood, Sr. who died May 9, 2002. Peggy was born July 19, 1922 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Edna B. and Clyde W. Bailey. She was a retiree of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, a Red Cross Volunteer, primarily at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, and was involved in Project Pride Literacy program, Children's Services Advisory Board, American Field Service and the Wellsboro Food Pantry. Peggy had a deep love for her wonderful family and very dear husband and a concern for her fellow man. Surviving are daughter, Judith Osgood Giddings (husband, William); sons, Edmund W. Osgood, Jr. (wife, Carol), and Jeffrey B. Osgood (wife, Kathleen); grandchildren, Andrew Smith (wife, Kristin), Eric Smith, Erin Webster (husband, Craig), Jennifer Arnold (husband, John), and Joel Osgood; great-grandchildren, Zachary Smith, Brynn Smith, Kaylin Smith, Nicholas Webster and Devin Webster; sister, Nancy Spangler (husband, John). A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901; or to The Laurels, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/31/2007.
BAILEY Ransom William
Wellsboro Agitator - April 3, 1935
R. W. Bailey died Monday - Was Senior Member of Prominent Wellsboro Hardware Firm
Ransom W. Bailey, aged 77 years, senior member of the firm of R. W. Bailey & Son, hardware merchants of Wellsboro, died at 9 o'clock Monday morning, after a week's illness. He had been in failing health for the past two years or more. Mr. Bailey was born in Charleston township, Tioga County PA., Oct. 24, 1857, son of Julius M. and Eunice Benedict Bailey. He was a lifelong and highly esteemed resident of Tioga county. His wife, nee Helena Partridge, died about ten years ago. Four children survive, Edith, wife of Frank Pagan, of Wellsboro; Eunice, wife of Ward B. Bastian, of Wellsboro; Julius C. Bailey, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Kathryn Linn, a member of the faculty of the Rochester, N.Y. schools. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Frank H. Rockwell of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Peter L. Abrams of Mansfield. Mr. Bailey is also survived by seven grandchildren, Ransom Bailey, 2nd, Benjamin, Richard, Edward, Robert, Kathryn and Beatrice Bastian, and one great granddaughter, Lois Angie Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of the I.O.O.F., and a member of the Board of Trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Wellsboro. He had held various borough offices and always took a keen interest in local affairs. He was engaged in the foundry and implement business in Elkland and Knoxville for a number of years before removing to Wellsboro n 1892, engaging in the farming implement and supply business with his father, under the firm name of J. M. & R. W. Bailey. The late Chester Converse later bought J. M. Bailey's interest and the firm, Bailey & Converse, erected the brick building at Main and Crafton streets and engaged in hardware business in addition to their other lines. Later the late Matthew A. Blair bought Mr. Converse's interest and the business became R. W. Bailey & Company and later R. W. Bailey & Son.
ROBERT W. BAILEY SR., 77, of Wellsboro RR 2 died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was a retired self-employed house painter and electronics mechanic for the federal government at the Philadelphia Navy yard. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the African Invasion, Sicily Invasion, Italy Invasion, Casino and Ansio Invasion, Southern France Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, to surrender of Germany. He was a member of the Federal Workers Electronic Guild, Sons of the Union Veterans Reserves, Tioga County Railroad Club and Wellsboro Men’s Chorus. Born Aug. 18, 1921, in Shamokin, he was a son of Willard and Blanch Drumheiser Baily. Surviving are, his wife, the former Dottie Downs, at home; a son, Robert W. of Wellsboro RR 2; and two sisters, Erma Curtius of Philadelphia and Catherine Parker of Granite City, Ill. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, with the Revs. Dr. Robert K. Greer and Eugene A. Charsky, officiating. A private burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher’s, Main St., Wellsboro.
BAITY, Elizabeth L. - Elizabeth L. Campman, 95, of Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of Wellsboro, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, July 28,2016, at St. Joseph's Villa.She was born Dec. 27, 1920, the daughter of the Rev. John Crowe and Mabel Crowe Baity.She was a secretary for FHA in Wellsboro for many years. Elizabeth enjoyed making jewelry. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ellen Nelson of Salt Lake, Utah and Georgiann Warren of Summerville, S.C., along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be buried at the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, August 10, 2016
BAITY - Stillman Frost Baity, [SRGP 04345] aged 69 years, died at his home on Austin Street in Wellsboro, about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Dec. 15. He was born in Sullivan township, Feb. 24, 1862, son of Elias and Betsy Frost Baity. He was married Sept. 23, 1883, to Nellie Sloat of Charleston, and to them were born two daughters, Gladys now Mrs. Maurice Bellinger, of Charleston, and Vivian, Mrs. Chas. Smith of Mansfield. They made their home in Charleston, where Mrs. Baity died
April 28, 1918. On March 25, 1925, he married Ettie Francis, and for the past five years had resided in Wellsboro, where he had been confined to his home by illness. He is survived by his widow and two daughter, three grandchildren, Kenneth Bellinger of Penn Yan, NY; Norma Bellinger and Edward Stillman Smith; one brother, Elias Baity of Mansfield; several nephews and nieces, among them County Commissioner Ralph B. Baity of Wellsboro. The funeral will be held from the home, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiating. Mr. Baity will be remembered as a man of upright character and cheerful disposition, who made friends of all who knew him, an accommodating neighbor and worthwhile citizen. To those nearest him he was a kind and loving husband and father. Patient and uncomplaining in his last long illness, we who saw his suffering cannot regret that he is granted his rest, and though we shall miss and mourn him, we know that he was in his own quiet way a faithful Christian, showing his faith by his life, rather than by his words. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 17, 1930
BAKER Clinton D.
87, of Bodine Street, Wellsboro, PA, died March 12, 2008 at The Green Home. He was the husband of the late Alberta Lietka, who died in 1965; Naomi Ellison, who died in 1991; and Anna Specht, who died in 2004. Clinton was born February 28, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Edward G. and Elizabeth Fuller Baker. He was a farmer, member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, and was a great outdoorsman who loved hunting and farming. Clinton was the father of four children, Ward Baker, Wellsboro, PA, and Marie Gottfried, Suffolk, VA, who survive, and Owen Baker and Susan Baker, who preceded Clinton in death; nine stepchildren, Joyce Broughton, Morris, PA, Jack House, Morris, PA, Sandra Knopp, Trout Run, PA, Elaine Brion, Blossburg, PA, Arlene Deppen, Williamsport, PA, Lynn Warso, Lawrenceville, PA, Raymond House, Morris, PA, Jack Specht, Lancaster, PA, and Frank Specht, Lancaster, PA; five grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many step great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Clinton's Life Celebration on Friday, March 14, 2008, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff McCleary officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/13/2008.
BAKER – Edwin W. Baker, age 79, of RD6, Wellsboro, died August 20, 1976 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon E. Abrams officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Ella Cole Baker of RD6; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Young of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Anna Wilston, Tioga; two sons, George E. Baker, John L. Baker, both of Wellsboro; one step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Hammond, RD3 Wellsboro; three stepsons, Harry McConnell, RD3 Wellsboro, William of Jay, Oklahoma, and Arthur of DelRio, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Harris Harms, Wilbur, Washington; two brothers, Walter and Clinton, both of Wellsboro; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, Stony Fork Grange, retired mail carrier. He belonged to the National Rural Mail Carrier’s Association. – Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976 p.12
BAKER - Owen L. Baker, 34, of Bodine Street, Wellsboro died Tuesday, December 27, 1977 in Wellsboro. Born on January 27, 1943 in Wellsboro, he was a son of Clinton and Alberta Leitka Baker. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and a farmer. Surviving are his daughter, Kelly; parents Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Baker of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Marie Gottfried of Buffalo, NY; one brother, Ward Baker of Oberlin, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 29, 1977 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro with The Rev. Richard T. Purchase and The Rev. John J. Dromazos officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro in his memory. Funeral arrangements were made by the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1977
Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1977
Husband and Wife perish in Early Tuesday Morning Blaze (BAKER
Owen L and Peggy Jean Bowen)
How and where the fire started at the Bodine Street, Wellsboro home which claimed the lives of its owners, Owen L. Baker, 34, and his wife, the former Peggy Jean Bowen, 26, will probably never be known, according to Wellsboro Fire Chief John E. Dugan. Nor will it be known how 20-month-old Kelly, the Baker’s only child, was found outside, crawling away from the home Tuesday morning. “Everything is conjecture,” the Chief stated, Wednesday morning, “we don’t have anything to go on.” The fire at the two-story wooden frame farm dwelling was discovered by Sandy Tillotson, who lives in a mobile home located on the Baker property, several hundred feet to the rear. She saw the blaze from her home, woke up her husband, William, and then called the Wellsboro firefighters at about 12:58 a.m. Tuesday, December 27th. William got dressed and hurried over to the Baker house to see what he could do. He later described the home as being fully involved in flames to firefighters. Tillotson said the first and second floors were burning and the fire was also coming through the sides of the house when he arrived. Tillotson found Kelly Baker, 20 months old, about 8 to 10 feet from the front of the house crawling near the sidewalk which leads from the house to the driveway, He saw that the baby was burned, picked her up and took her to his house. Dugan put the call out over the fire radio after talking with Mrs. Tillotson. Second Assistant Chief Thomas Stager had just started heading for his home after visiting his sister Peggy Brill who lives on Bodine Street, about one-quarter of a mile below the Baker farm toward Wellsboro. Stager turned his car around and headed back up Bodine Street to the Baker property. When he arrived, he issued a bleak report to other firefighters who were making their way toward the scene, “The home is engulfed.” He had also apparently talked to Tillotson and asked that the ambulance be brought directly to the scene instead of remaining out of the way by staying on the main road. Dugan stated he arrived a few minutes after Stager, “There was absolutely nothing that could be done. From the people we talked to we were pretty sure that the Bakers were still in the house but there was nothing that could be done. The flames had progressed so the house was in a state of collapse.” The home was consumed very rapidly and completely fell into the basement area where it continued to burn and smolder.” When asked how much time had elapsed before the house completely fell in, Dugan said, “about 20 to 25 minutes.” A total of 40 firefighters and 8 pieces of apparatus including Patrols 1-4 and 1-14; Engines 1-3 and 1-21; Squad 1-18; Ambulance 1-17 and Tankers 1-5 and 1-15 responded to the scene. Dugan continued, “No matter how many pieces of apparatus we had with us - even if we had been able to black out the fire in a few minutes whoever was in the building was already lost. We knew that. So, we concentrated our efforts on saving the out buildings some of which were getting pretty hot.” Engine 1-3 stretched two booster lines to two exposed wooden farm buildings that were seriously endangered and were quite hot and a 2” hoseline was stretched to the house itself and water pumped on it to knock down the hear and lessen the danger to the other out buildings,” Dugan said. Engine 1-3 was supplied by Tanker 1-5 and Engine 1-21 and they in turn refilled out on the Main Road from Tanker 1-15 until it was empty.” The firefighters connected 500 feet of hoseline to a portable pump which drafted water from a farm pond located across Bodine Street from the fire scene. “We had to chop a hole in the ice,” Dugan said. “About half of the hose laid was 3-inch and the remainder 2 ½-inch. The 500-foot line was then connected to Patrol 1-14 and water relayed by a 2” and 2 ½” hoseline directly onto the fire and used to wet down the ruins.” At that point, about half of the apparatus was no longer needed and returned to the station. During the course of the battle, the firemen worked in shifts with a few getting in nearby barns or apparatus cabs to get warm and out of the wind. The temperature in downtown Wellsboro was 5° above zero but it was colder in the surrounding areas with the wind blowing at the rate of 10-20 miles an hour, lowering the wind chill factor to below zero. “It was a bone chilling cold,” Dugan said, “We had to be careful with the firefighters to protect them from frostbite.” The wind was blowing from the west to the east, from the back of the home to the front and in the direction of the out buildings. The ground was icy and slippery and the water had to be run continuously from the nozzles so it wouldn’t freeze and break the lines. Water was pumped directly on the debris until noon Tuesday. At 4 a.m. firefighters discovered Peggy Baker’s charred body. We discovered her body at the right front part of the house, She was readily visible when the smoke began to clear. We didn’t have to move anything to get to her. The County Coroner, Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland arrived at the scene at 5 a.m. and pronounced her dead. Tussey’s Funeral Home was then called and upon arrival of funeral director Roger Allen the firefighters helped remove the body from the scene. Mrs. Baker was expecting a baby soon and was described as being in her final month of pregnancy. The walls, floors and roof of the home had completely collapsed into the cellar 20 minutes after the fireman’s arrival. The Bakers bedroom was located in the right front section of the second story of the home. Kelly’s room was located at the right rear of the second floor. Because of the location of Mrs. Baker’s body in the rubble, Dugan indicated that firefighters believe that she was still in bed at the time of her death and when the building collapsed she had therefore remained on top of the debris. Dugan said that the bed’s box springs were found beneath her body. About half of the firefighters remained on the scene until Owen Baker’s body was found. The search began immediately. The area around Mrs. Baker’s body had been cooled by spraying water into the rubble finally allowing firemen to remove her remains. Because the rest of the rubble was 2 to 5 feet in depth and was smoldering at the front of the building firefighters remained around the edge of the cellar probing for his body with pipe poles. We continued to cool the area down with water and finally were able to get into the cellar and use shovels and pitchforks to probe the debris.” Dugan continued, “We were sifting, shoveling and digging through the debris - it’s a time consuming job.” “Finally arrangements were made and Ingerick’s Excavating provided us with a backhoe,” the Chief said. “We had been concentrating our efforts at the right front of the building and in the center area where we thought the stairwell would be in looking for Mr. Baker. The backhoe worked in those areas for a while and then was moved to the rear of the building. The backhoe actually picked Mr. Baker’s remains from the debris at the right rear corner of the building at 1:45 p.m. This was in an area of the cellar which had been directly located under Kelly’s bedroom.” “We found Owen’s body over 12 hours after the fire had originally been reported,” Dugan said. He could have dropped the baby out of the upstairs window,” Dugan said, “but Kelly didn’t seem to have any bruises or fractures which you would expect if a child was dropped from a second story window onto frozen ground.” The firefighters remained on the scene until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. “At the height of the blaze, a shower of sparks was being sent over all of the out buildings and it was even hot over the driveway toward the barns,” Dugan said. The State Police Fire Marshal James Potiseck of Coudersport was called to the scene. Dr. Harry Williams, Coroner responded to the scene twice first at 5 a.m. to pronounce Mrs. Baker dead and later in the afternoon to pronounce Mr. Baker dead. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but neither the Fire Marshal nor Dugan expect to ever be able to determine the cause. Kelly, the Baker’s daughter received emergency treatment at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro shortly after the arrival of the ambulance at 1:00 a.m. She was then transferred to the burn unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY, where she was listed in “critical but fairly stable” condition Wednesday morning. “Kelly has first, second and third degree burns over 25 percent of her body with the majority of the burns being third degree,” a spokeswoman said. Dugan stated, “I want to commend the Wellsboro firefighters who continued to probe through the ruins until the second body was found some 12 hours later. It was a very cold tedious job.”
BALDWIN Alfred M
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 15 Apr 1943
Alfred M. Baldwin, 78, died last Thursday at his home in Delmar township. He was born in Delmar, a son of the late Vine and Cynthia Deziah Baldwin. He was married to the former Miss Ella Ansley [sic], who survives. Also surviving are a brother, Charles Baldwin of Buffalo and seven nephews and nieces. A friend who was counted upon by his neighbors, Mr. Baldwin will be keenly missed in his vicinity. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in Wellsboro by the Rev. Charles W. Sheriff, burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Note: Ella's also identified as Ansley in marriage item but Ainsley in the 1897 county history and her own obit. Note: Ella's also identified as Ansley in marriage item but Ainsley in the 1897 county history and her own obit.
ALFRED M. BALDWIN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 21 Apr 1943
The funeral of Alfred M. Baldwin, aged 78 years, of Delmar, was held at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home, Rev C. W. Sheriff officiating. He was a son of Vine and Deziah Boyden Baldwin and was born in Delmar, July 4, 1864. He is survived by his widow and one brother, Charles, of Buffalo.
CHARLES V. BALDWIN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 4 May 1961
Charles V. Baldwin, 87, of Buffalo and formerly of Wellsboro, died Friday, April 28, 1961, at his home. Born April 8, 1874, he was the son of Vine and Cynthia Baldwin. He was a retired engineer for the Lackawanna Railroad. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Edson J. Catlin Camp 101. Several nieces and nephews survive. Service were conducted at the Funeral Home at 139 Main Street, Monday by Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
BALDWIN ELEANOR WALKER
Eleanor (Baldwin) Age 92, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, March 30, 2007. She was born on March 24, 1915 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of the late Vine and Mary (Derbyshire) Baldwin. She was the wife of the late Cecil C. Walker, who died in 1989. Eleanor and her husband started Walker's Tire Service in 1959. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Asaph United Methodist Church. Eleanor is survived by son, James V. (Nancy) Walker; two grandsons, Steven J. (Bonnie) Walker, Kent S. Walker; two great-grandchildren, Khara (Josh) Martin, Todd Walker; and two nieces. She was predeceased by her husband; brother, Stewart Baldwin; two sisters, Doris B. Hyde Cole and Marian B. Confer. A private graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro Ambulance Association or to the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.
BALDWIN - MRS. JULIUS [MARY] WETMORE
Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA) - Saturday, 13 Jan 1951
WELLSBORO -- Mrs. Julius Wetmore, of Elmira and formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1951. She was the daughter of Eva and Thomas Baldwin of Wellsboro. Funeral services were in Elmira at 1:30 p.m. yesterday. The body was brought to Wellsboro for burial. Surviving are her husband, Julius, a daughter, Mrs. Louise Bisboe [sic], two sons, Louis and Philip, Courtland, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Orin Barrett, Elmira; Mrs. Nora. Caldwell, Groveland, N. Y.; and six grandchildren.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 17 Jan 1951
Mrs. Julius Wetmore, aged 69 years, of Elmira, former resident of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, January 9, at her home. She was the daughter of Eva and Thomas Baldwin, of Wellsboro, and was born November 3, 1881. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Louise Bisboe [sic], of Elmira; two sons, Louis and Philip, of Cortland, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Orrin Barrett, of Elmira, and Mrs. Nora Caldwell of Groveland, N. Y., and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Justin McCarthy Funeral Home in Elmira at 1:30 p.m. and the body was brought to the Wellsboro cemetery for burial.
THOMAS A. BALDWIN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 6 Jul 1938
Thomas A. Baldwin, aged 84 years, of Delmar, died Sunday at the home of his daughter in Elmira. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans Funeral Home; Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. He is survived by three daughters and one son -- Mary, wife of Julius Wetmore, of Cortland, N. Y., Lottie, wife of Orrin Barrett, of Elmira; Nora, wife of William Caldwell, of Groveland, N. Y.; George Baldwin of Ansonia. Mrs. E. J. Tuttle, of Marshcreek, is a daughter-in-law. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two brothers, Alfred Baldwin, of Delmar, and Charles Baldwin, of Buffalo.
BALDWIN Vine H
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA - Tuesday, 10 May 1887:
Last Tuesday morning Mr. Vine H. Baldwin, a well-known and high respected citizen of Delmar, died after a short illness from acute peritonitis, at the age of about seventy-two years. The funeral was largely attended on Thursday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough. Mr. Baldwin began his business life here nearly half a century ago, and by hard work and frugal living he amassed a handsome fortune. It has been said of him that while he was in the full vigor of manhood it was no uncommon thing for him to chop in the fallows at night and gather his crops by moonlight. His whole life had been an active one, and he was known as a man of remarkable energy and endurance and a most excellent farmer. His wife, three sons and a married daughter survive him.
BALDWIN Vine N
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 19 Feb 1920:
Vine N. Baldwin, aged 33 years, of Delmar, died last Wednesday night of pneumonia. He was born in Delmar and had always resided in that township. He is survived by his widow and four children, also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, one brother and three sisters. The funeral was held Saturday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. J. W. Torkington, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
BALDWIN VINE NELSON
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 18 Feb 1920, p. 1
Death of V. N. Baldwin. -- Vine Nelson Baldwin, aged 33 years, of Delmar, died last Wednesday about midnight of pneumonia, following influenza, He was born in Delmar, December 5, 1886, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baldwin. On March 29, 1909, he married Miss Mary O. Derbyshire, who survives him with their four children -- Stuart, aged 10; Doris, aged 8; Eleanor, aged 4, and Marion, aged 2 years. He is also survived by his parents, one brother, George, of Ansonia, and three sisters, Mary, wife to Julius Wetmore, of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro; Lottie, wife of Orrin Barrett, of Elmira, and Nora, wife of William Caldwell, of Groversville, N. Y. Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Grange and other farmer's organizations and was one of the most progressive and successful farmers of this vicinity. He was highly esteemed and his untimely death is mourned by a host of friends. The funeral was held Saturday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. J. W. Torkington, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 19 Feb 1920
Vine N. Baldwin, aged 33 years, of Delmar, died last Wednesday night of pneumonia. He was born in Delmar and had always resided in that township. He is survived by his widow and four children, also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baldwin, one brother and three sisters. The funeral was held Saturday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. J. W. Torkington, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
BALFOUR –MRS. EMMA JANE BAILEY, 83 of Wellsboro RD 4, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1947. Survived by husband, Elmeron; daughter, Mrs. Leo Bailey of Wellsboro RD 4, Mrs. Louis Grosjean of Wellsboro RD 7; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral home. Rev. C. W. Sheriff. Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1947
BALLARD - Miss Beula M. Ballard, 43, died Sunday evening [7/2/1950] at her home on Cone Street. She was born in Charleston Township on August 13, 1907, the daughter of Mrs. May Ludlam who survives and the late James Ballard. Other survivors are three uncles, Sam Ludlam of Hartford, Conn., Will Ludlam of Elkland, George Ludlam of Wellsboro, four aunts, Mrs. Daisy Harkness and Mrs. Harriet Dewey both of Wellsboro; Mrs. Stella Henry of Wellsboro, RD; and Mrs. Lelia Bacon of Penn Yan, NY. Funeral services will be held today at 2pm at the Bastian Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating, followed by interment in Wellsboro Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., July 6, 1950, Pg 12
BANKS Henry C., M.D. Of Hills Creek Drive, Wellsboro, PA, died July 22, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan Andrews Banks; three daughters, Tracy (Bill) Coolidge, Barbara Banks, and Marcia (Daryl) Reese, all of Wellsboro; four grandchildren; and three sisters. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. with The Reverend Joseph McNamara, Ph.D., officiating. Burial will be private at the Wellsboro Cemetery. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dr. Banks be made to Guthrie Hospice Program, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901
BARBER Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Robinson - Mrs. Chester Robinson died at her home in this village last Tuesday. She had been in failing health for some time, and for several weeks past it was but too evident there were slight hopes for her recovery. Mrs. Robinson’s maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Barber. She was born at Columbia, Pa., March 4th, 1817, and was married to Mr. Robinson in 1840. Her whole married life was passed in this village where her womanly virtues and usefulness won the respect and esteem of all who knew her. Her death can but prove an irreparable loss to her aged husband and for her immediate family. Mrs. Robinson was a faithful and helpful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and her loss will long be felt and deplored by the members of that denomination in this village. The following resolutions adopted by the Sunday school, last Sunday, undoubtedly express the sentiments of the whole Church. (Tuesday, May 21, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
THE WELLSBORO AGITATOR, 21 Jan. 1903, p.1
EDMUND BARKER - The burial of Mr. Edmund Barker, aged 77, whose death occurred in the Warren asylum on Friday (Jan. 16, 1903), took place in the Wellsboro Cemetery Monday afternoon, after funeral services from the house of his son, Mr. Herman E. Barker. Mr. Barker was born in Massachusetts. He married in 1854 Miss Rhoda A. Lathrop of Vermont, who died in 1867 in Tamaros, Illinois. He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker by trade, and was engaged, while in Illinois, in the wholesale and retail furniture business. Mr. Barker first came to Wellsboro in 1874, and lived here with his son, Herman E., for about nine years, after which he removed to Troy, where he spent several years with his son, Dr. Perley N. Barker; but it finally became necessary to remove him to the Warren asylum, where he spent the remainder of his life. He is survived by the two sons named.
Wellsboro Gazette 4-5-1978
LEE E. BARTHOLOMEW
Lee E. (Grampy Lee) Bartholomew, 80, of Lawrenceville R.D., died Saturday, April 1, 1978, in Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira N.Y. Born September 7, 1897, in Farmington Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Wallace and Anna Smith Bartholomew. Mr. Bartholomew was a retired machine shop assembler forIngersoll-Rand Co., Painted Post N.Y. He was a member of Lawrenceville United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Tioga Lodge 373, F&AM. Surviving are a son, Clayton, of Tonawanda, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret Keck, of Lawrenceville; a foster son, Lee Jr., of Tioga; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Stanford, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Inez Rose, of Whitneyville, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William Lusk, his pastor, officiated.
BARTHOLOMEW, Miss Mildred Eva of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Saturday, June 15, 1968. Friends may call at the Tussy Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Rev. Paul Clay Shaffer. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by brother, Charles Bartholomew, Wyckoff, N. J.; sister, Mrs. Madge Biddleman, Elmira; half-sister, Mrs. Edith Jones, Newfield, N.Y; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Marywells Chapter O.E.S.; retired assistant cashier of the First National Bank, Wellsboro; member of the Relief Society Church of Christ L.D.S.; member of the First Methodist Church, Wellsboro.
BARTLE Charlotte “Lottie”
Wellsboro Agitator – September 4, 1940
Mrs. Charlotte Miller, aged 78 years, wife of Charles Miller, died Aug. 27 at 8:15 a. m., at her home at Taunton, Mass. She was a former resident of Wellsboro. She was a former resident of Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. Eloise West, of Wellsboro, and several nieces and nephews. She was born in Delmar,- May 30, 1872, daughter of Jacob C. and Eunice Bacon Bartle. She was married to Charles L. Miller and lived in Westfield and other Tioga county communities until 25 years ago when she moved to Taunton. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. The funeral was held Saturday at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. (Note: Birthdate should be 1862)
BARTLE EMILY E
Wellsboro Gazette - September 17, 1914
Death of Mrs. Emily E. Wheeler
Mrs. Emily E. Wheeler, aged 78 years, of this borough, died Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Benjamin, in Delmar. She had been in failing health for some time, the immediate cause of her death being heart disease. Mrs. Wheeler was born January 18, 1836, at Oxford, N.Y. Her husband, the late Julius C. Wheeler, died in July 1883. Seven of their eight children survive. They are: Mrs. J. M. Gentry, of Stony Fork; Mrs. Harvey B. Leach, of Mansfield; Harry D. Wheeler, of Wellsboro; Mrs. J. W. Moyer, of Philadelphia; Mrs. E. E. Benjamin, of Delmar; Mrs. Arthur Keeney, of Cuba, N.Y.; and Mrs. J. G. March, of Lawrenceville. Three sisters also survive her - Mrs. Lewis Hastings, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Impson, of Pike Mills, Potter county; and Mrs. Floyd Taylor, of Delmar. Mrs. Wheeler had resided in Wellsboro a good portion of her life and was esteemed and respected for her many estimable qualities. The funeral will be held this afternoon at one o'clock at the home of Mrs. Benjamin in Delmar. Interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., Feb 1, 1940, Pg 5
The funeral of Mrs. Helen Bartle Bacon, 90, until recently a resident of Wellsboro, who died Sunday, [1/28/1940], at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry I. Wilson of Big Run, after several months illness was held at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home here yesterday afternoon, with interment in Wellsboro Cemetery. Rev. Dr Orrin G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian Church and Mrs. Bacon's nephew, Rev. George Burroughs of Pine City were in charge of the services. Pall bearers were John Copestick, Elwin Steele, Andrew Dort, and Harry Willard of Stony Fork. Mrs. Bacon was born in Delmar Township, Nov. 24, 1849 the daughter of Andrew and Maria Tenbroeck Bartle. She lived there about ten years after her marriage to Seth Bacon on Nov. 24, 1869. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon removed to Wellsboro in the early eighties. Mr. Bacon died here several years ago. To the couple were born two children, a daughter, Blanche, wife of Hon. Henry I. Wilson of Big Run, noted member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Jefferson County, and a son, Leon Bacon who died here 21 years ago. Mrs. Bacon was a member of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church and in her younger days was affiliated with much of the civic work of the community. Surviving Mrs. Bacon are her daughter, Mrs. Wilson, two grandsons, Lavelle Wilson of Reynoldsville and Gordy Wilson of Big Run; two great-grandchildren, Donald and Robert Wilson of Big Run, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Bacon Benjamin of Wellsboro and a number of nieces and nephews.
BARTLE, Ransford D. - Mr. Ransford D. Bartle, aged 77, of Stonyfork, died Saturday at 1:50 p.m., of general debility, after a long period of poor health. His wife died on May 17, 1900. He was born in Chenango county, NY, Feb. 20, 1832, and came to this county in 1852. He purchased a farm in Covington on which he resided for eight years. He then removed to Delmar, where he had since made his home. On June 22, 1854, he married Miss Cordelia Allen, daughter of Thomas and Deborah Walker Allen, of Cazenovia, NY. Ten children were born to them. Four sons and four daughters survive him - Mrs. Sophia A. Campbell, Mrs. Sarah P. Campbell, Mr. Thomas W. Bartle of Stonyfork; Mrs. Mary J. Kreisler, of Hood River, Oregon, Mr. Alanson E. Bartle, of Stonyfork; Mrs. B.A. Harris, of McEwensville; Arthur S. Bartle, of Syracuse, and Earl Bartle, of Hornell. One brother, Mr. N.D. Bartle of Guilford, NY, also survives him. Mr. Bartle was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances and his death is mourned by the whole community in which he resided for so many years. The funeral was held yesterday at 10 a.m.; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 23, 1909, p.1
BASTIAN Richard R. Bastian, age 60 of McMurray, Pa., died on Monday, February 18, at the Washington Hospital at Washington, Pa.(1974) He was born on March 4, 1913 in Wellsboro, the son of Ward and Eunice Bailey Bastian.Mr. Bastian, a chemical engineer, began his career in 1935 with the Corning Glass Works and remained active in the glass industry until his retirement in 1970 as President of Fibrous Glass Engineering, Inc.He is survived by a daughter, Linn, of Cannonsburg, two brothers, Edward W. of Columbus, Ohio; and Robert J. of Skaneateles, N.Y.,, one sister, Mrs. Benjamin (Cathryn) McCulloch of Berwyn; and one aunt, Mrs. Cathryn Linn of Wellsboro.Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Snyder pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Wellsboro Native RICHARD R. BASTIAN Dies at Age 60
Richard R. Bastian, age 60 of McMurray, Pa., died on Monday, February 18 at the Washington Hospital at Washington, Pa. He was born on March 4, 1913 in Wellsboro, the son of Ward and Eunice Bailey Bastian. Mr. Bastian, a chemical engineer, began his career in 1935 with the Corning Glass Works and remained active in the glass industry until his retirement in 1970 as President of Fibrous Glass Engineering, Inc. He is survived by a daughter, Linn, of Cannonsburg, two brothers, Edward W. of Columbus, Ohio; and Robert J. of Skaneateles, N.Y., one sister, Mrs. Benjamin (Cathryn) McCulloch of Berwyn; and one aunt, Mrs. Cathryn Linn of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Snyder pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
BASTIAN Ward Benjamin
Wellsboro Agitator - November 15, 1962
Ward B. Bastian, 77, of Central Avenue, died suddenly Saturday, while at work in the Clark Hardware Store. Mr. Bastian had been employed at the store of the past 50 years, and the business was in his family part of that time. Born August 11, 1885 in Liberty, he was the son of Benjamin and Catherine Forer Bastian, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Robert, of Skaneatels, N.Y., Richard of Pittsburgh, and Edward, of Metuchen, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin H. McCulloch of Berwyn, and Mrs. Stephen Burtt, of Northbrook, Ill; a sister, Mrs. D. A. Smith, of Liberty, and nine grandchildren. Services were held at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, November 13 at 1:30. The Rev. Erwin Bennett officiated and burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
BATES Jesse C.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., October 18, 1899, Pg 1
Mr. Jesse C. Bates, who would have been 20 years old on December 30th next, died Saturday morning [10/14/1899] at the home of his father, Mr. George A. Bates, the celery and tobacco grower of Stokesdale Junction. He was a nephew of Mr. Charles E. Grinnell, of this borough. His death was due to blood poisoning in the dreaded form of anthrax, or malignant pustule. The malady first manifested itself two weeks ago in the form of a pimple, which the young man pricked with a pin. The slight inflammation then became speedily a swollen and painful sore about which Mr. Bates finally consulted a physician, but all efforts and remedies proved in vain. The painful, malignant malady could not be subdued. His sufferings were intense. The deceased was an exemplary young man, a member of the Methodist Church in this borough. He was an industrious worker in the celery fields of his uncle, Mr. Grinnell. Funeral services conducted by Rev. E. C. Dodge were held at his late home Sunday afternoon, followed by burial in the cemetery in this borough. [Buried in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA]