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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
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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.


BOCKUS Charles E
Wellsboro Gazette - April 18, 1968
Charles E. Bockus, 71, of Mt. Jewitt, formerly of Wellsboro, died April 15, 1968 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born August 9, 1896 at, Wellsboro, the son of George and Emily Granger Bockus.  He was a retired manager of the State Store at Mt. Jewitt.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Bockus; two brothers, Alfred of Wellsboro, RD and Walter of Albany, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Jenny Saxton of Middletown and Mrs. Grace Whiting of Wellsboro RD; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 1:30 from the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wiberg officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

BOCKUS Grace M
Wellsboro Gazette - June 19, 1985
Grace M. Whiting, 81, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, and wife of Delos S Whiting, of RD 4, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 12, 1985, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was born Oct. 19, 1903, in Shippen Township, a daughter of George and Emily Granger Bockus.  Mrs. Whiting was a retired employee of the Penn-Wells Hotel. Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Beverly Mason and Mrs Darlene Holliday, both of RD 4, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Joyce Smith, of Pasadena, Texas, three sons, Stuart, of RD 3, Wellsboro, Richard, of Apple Valley, Calif, and John, of Tioga; a brother, Walter Bockus, of Middletown, N. Y., 21 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.  Private family graveside services were held Saturday in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  The Rev Janet I Beahm, pastor of the Full Gospel Church, Ansonia, officiated.

 

BODINE, Ellis – Nov. 18 – Ellis Bodine, aged about 15 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E.  Bine, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Wellsboro, was fatally injured last week Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 18.  On his way to the office of his father, who is Secretary of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Ellis, who was driving his father’s car, stopped to give two young ladies a ride, intending to take Mr. Bodine and the girls home.  While driving along one of the principal streets of the city, two others car came out of an intersecting street, one of them being on the wrong side of the road, in an effort to avoid a collision, Ellis ran his car up on the curb and crashed into a telegraph pole, the impact throwing out the young ladies, neither of whom was hurt, but the sudden stopping of the car dashed Ellis’ head against a part of the car, probably the windshield frame, fracturing his skull.  He was taken to a hospital, but died soon after the accident without regaining consciousness.  He is survived by his parents and one brother, George.  The funeral was held Saturday; interment at Fort Wayne.  The remains will probably be brought here later for burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919.

 

The Wellsboro Agitator, August 20 1889
BODINE - Death of Ellis M. Bodine - An Aged Citizen of this Borough died- Last Wednesday morning Mr. Ellis M. Bodine died at his home in this borough after a long and very painful sickness with kidney disease. He was in his eighty-ninth year. Mr. Bodine was born at Jersey Shore, PA, January 4, 1801. He learned the trade of a tanner. In 1827 he married Miss Margaret Sheerer, of Jersey Shore. All their nine children are still living, namely: Sarah, wife of Dr. H.S. Greeno, of St. Louis, Mo.; Ellen A., wife of Rev. M.F. DeWitt, of Elmira, NY; Catherine, wife of Mr. John W. Wright, Rochester, NY; Margaret, wife of Mr. C.M. Moore, of Williamsport, PA; Lewis T., of Kansas City, Ma.; Isaac M., Abram L., Robert W. and Ellis B., of this borough. Mr. Bodine came to this place soon after his marriage - in 1828 - and purchased the Joseph Fish tannery, which stood on the lot where Hammond’s grocery now stands. In 1846 he built a large tannery on the corner now occupied by the Wellsboro Carriage Company’s trimming shop. Two years later the establishment was burned, involving a great loss to its owner. Mr. Bodine was President of the School Board in 1835, and he always took an active interest in the cause of education. In 1845 Mr. Bodine’s first wife died, and in 1848 he married Miss U.H. Coolidge, of Delmar, by whom he had two children, Henry F. and Ida, the latter of whom died a few years ago. The funeral was held last Friday afternoon, Rev. M. Chamberlayne conducting the service.

 

BODINE Dr. Mark W. Bodine

a surgeon at Williamsport for 33 years, and for the past six years a consulting surgeon to both Williamsport hospitals, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1971, in the Williamsport Hospital. He had been a medical patient for a month. Dr. Bodine, who was 72, lived at 720 Belmont Avenue. He retired from active practice in 1965, when he joined the field staff of the American College of Surgeons to survey cancer programs. He continued to reside at Williamsport and served as consulting surgeon to Williamsport, Divine providence, Muncy Valley Hospitals, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Earlier, Dr. Bodine had been senior attending surgeon at Williamsport Hospital from 1946 to 1861, and filled the same capacity at Divine Providence from 1951-1961 Headed Medical Staffs. He served terms as president of the medical staffs at both hospitals, and was a member of Williamsport Hospital’s board of managers from 1954 to 1960. Born at Wellsboro Feb. 4, 1899, he was the son of Charles Williams and Ada B. Sheffer Bodine. A graduate of Phillips Andover Academy, he attended the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school, where he received his medical degree in 1924. He interned for a year at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, before becoming a Mayo Foundation fellow in surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., from 1925 to 1928. In 1928-1929 he was first assistant in surgery to the famed Dr. W.J. Mayo. Dr. Bodine then became an associate surgeon at the Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, before coming to Williamsport to practice in 1932. Veteran of Two Wars -Dr. Bodine served in both World Wars. During World War I, he was a member of the Student Army Training Corps. Serving in the Naval Reserve Medical Corps during World War II, he was chief of surgery with a mobile hospital at Noumea, New Caledonia. He was awarded the Bronze Star, and at the time of his separation from the service held the rank of captain. Dr. Bodine was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American medical Assn., the Lycoming County and Pennsylvania State Medical Societies, and the Alumni Assn. of the Mayo Clinic. He was a past president of the Lycoming County Medical Society. He was a member of the Lycoming County Unit, American Cancer Society, which he had served also as president. He was a member of Garrett Cochran post 1, American Legion, the Ross Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, national social fraternity, and Nu Sigma Nu, medical school fraternity.  Church Vestryman Dr. Bodine was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and had served on its vestry. Surviving are his wife, the former Martha Weare, whom he married November 3, 1928; one son Marc W. Jr., of Vestal, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Henry F. Myers 3rd, of Westfield, N.J.; and five grandchildren. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the church, with the Rev. Roger Alling Jr., his pastor, officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. There was no visitation. The family provided the flowers. Members of the county medical society were honorary pallbearers. Members of the church vestry were active pall-bearers.

 

BOLTON Phyllis A Glinkowski

64, of Wellsboro, formerly of Coudersport, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Cumming, Ga.  She was born Oct. 8, 1949, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of M.C. and Frances F. Felhoelter Bolton. She was a graduate of Waggener High School, and later graduated from St. Joseph Infirmary School of Nursing, both in Louisville, Ky. Years later she received her nursing home administrator's license from Slippery Rock University. She worked for many years at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, in Coudersport.  Phyllis is survived by her mother of Louisville, Ky.; her daughters, Tammy Schubert of Cumming, Ga., Susan (Terry) Lehman of Wellsboro, Kimberly (Geoff) Belknap of Palo Alto, Calif., Lori (fiancé, Joe); her six grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Peyton, Brooke, Larkin, Josh; siblings, James (Leila) Bolton of Hampton, S.C., Stephen (Sally) Bolton of Louisville, Ky., Jon Bolton of Louisville, Ky., Frances Fuhrman of Syracuse, N.Y., Alice Woosley of Louisville, Ky., Elizabeth (Fred) Bolton Domingues of Artesia, N.M., Barbara (Jim) Seeders of Louisville, Ky. Phyllis was preceded in death by her father and her grandson, Evan Hunter Tobola. Family and friends are invited to Phyllis's Life Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St. Wellsboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m., at St. Peters Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Father John Chmil officiating. Burial will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Long Term Care Unit at Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, Pa. 16915.  Arrangements are being held by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 210 North East St. Coudersport.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 10, 2013

 

BOOKMILLER Atwell M. Bookmiller Jr.

85, of Spring Hill Fla., died peacefully at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, of natural causes.  Born on June 18, 1927, and raised in Gaines, he was the son of the late Atwell M. Bookmiller Sr. and Lillian Frances (Humiston) Bookmiller.   "Bookie," as he preferred being called by those who knew him, was the husband of Diane (Scranton) Bookmiller of Wellsboro, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. While growing up, he enjoyed all things musical and was a superb drummer, which led him to eventually pursue a career in music. However, World War II was in full swing and like so many young men and women he enlisted at age 17 in the United States Navy and attended the Naval School of Music in Washington D.C. He was later assigned to the Pacific theater and served aboard the battleship USS North Carolina. Until recently he enjoyed attending reunions at the USS North Carolina memorial docked in Wilmington, Del. He continued serving his country as an officer in both the United States Army National Guard and as a reservist from 1953 until 1965 when career demands finally forced him to retire his commission. "Bookie" eventually fulfilled his desire for a music career and attended Mansfield State College (now Mansfield University) and graduated with a bachelors in music education. His first teaching job at Greenwood, N.Y., was followed by a teaching position at Menno-Union school system in Belleville, where he also filled a temporary position as school superintendent. While at Belleville he attended Penn State University and received a masters in school administration, which led to positions as school superintendent at Rothrock Schools in McVeytown and Ligonier school system in Ligonier. He also served from 1966 to 1969 as assistant county superintendent of Tioga County Schools. His final position was as Director of Business Affairs for the Greenwich School System in Greenwich, Conn., a position he held until his retirement.  In addition to his wife, "Bookie" is survived by two sons, Atwell M. Bookkmiller III and wife Kathryn A. of Landisville, Alan M. Bookmiller and wife Nawal of Temple, Ga.; two daughters, Mary A. Bookmiller and husband, Ed Lugo of Tallahassee, Fla., Marla A. Dochstader and husband, Kurbin of Lakeland, Fla. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Robert R. Ralph of Monticello, Fla., Aaron C. Ralph of Eagle River, Ark., Anita Trojnar of Palm Harbor, Fla., Ian Bookmiller of Bolingbrook, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Interment will take place at Wellsboro Cemetery. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 7, at 2p.m. for family and friends of the deceased. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 30, 2012

 

BOOM –JOAN B. SWEET, 87, of Bacon St., Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Sayre Health Care Center. She was the wife of Lloyd "Bill" Sweet, who preceded her in death January 9, 2014. They were married for 64 years. Joan was born August 28, 1927 in Little Marsh, PA, the daughter of the late Fred D. and Marieta M. (Ordway) Boom. During her lifetime, Joan had worked at Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro, Galeton Production and Sweet's Western Auto/Ace Hardware, in Wellsboro. Joan loved her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. As a homemaker, she was an accomplished cook and determined that nobody would leave her house hungry, even if they didn't arrive hungry. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Phill and Susan Sweet of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Hars of Pittsgrove, NJ; Sally and Chris Cooney of Athens; seven grandchildren, Amy LoSchiavo, Todd Sweet, Matt Sweet, Sheena Folkers, Ashley Cooney, Alyssa Hars, Kerry Hars; ten great-grandchildren and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arden and Betty Sweet and brother-in-law, Bill Fish, all of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Joan's Life Celebration on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 1-3 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral service to follow at 3:00 PM. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joan's name to Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/23/2014

 

BORDEN Isaac P

Early last Thursday morning Mr. Isaac P. Borden died at his home on Riberollo street. About five weeks ago he returned home from Bayonne, NJ, where he had been superintending the building of several dwelling houses under contract by Harman, Borden & Co., of which firm he was a member. He had been complaining for some time of what he thought was malaria. He was prostrated in a day or two after his return and typhoid fever with the most serious complications developed. Mr. Borden was 42 years of age. He was born at Walton, Delaware county, NY, and when he was a child he came with his parents to Niles Valley. Eighteen years ago he came to this borough, and he became a member of the firm of Harman, Borden & Co. in 1878. He was a practical builder, and he was depended upon to look after the firm's extensive building operations. His death is not only a great loss to the firm in a business way, but also to the community. Mr. Borden had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty years, and he was an active, conscientious and useful man in the Church. He had been the superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years. Among men those who respected Mr. Borden for his stability of character and business capacity were legion. The funeral was held at Mr. Borden's late residence last Saturday forenoon, and Rev. O.S. Chamberlayne conducted the ceremony. The Eureka Hook and Ladder Company, of which Mr. Borden had been a member, attended in a body. Mr. Borden leaves a widow and four children. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1

 

BOSTWICK STELLA
Mrs. Stella R. Steele, aged 83 years, of Delmar, died Saturday the May 8, 1943  at 4:30 a. m., at her home.  Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Bertha Knowlton, of Delmar- a son, Fred Steele, of Ithaca, N Y and a sister, Mrs. Walter Frost of Elmira; five grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren The funeral was held Monday at the home, Rev. Arthur Gregson   pastor of the Wellsboro Methodist church, officiating  burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

BOWEN GEORGE C.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, November 24, 1932
George C. Bowen, native of Deerfield Twp, died Friday at the age of 94 at the home of his grandson, George Stewart of Harrisburg. Death due to a fractured hip which he sustained in a fall Wednesday night of last week. Funeral service were held Monday and interment in Wellsboro cemetery. Benjamin S. and Hannah C. Bowen were the parents of George C. Bown born on November 11, 1838 in Deerfield Twp. In 1860 he married Hannah T. Stebbins of Jamestown, NY and to this union were born 3 children: Charles R. and Martha S., wife of Gregg Stewart of Wellsboro, both of whom are deceased and Anna T. Derrickson of Seattle, Washington.

BOWEN Lawrence L.
Age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, August 20, 2010. Friends may call on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 1 to 2 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 21, 2010

BOWEN MARTHA “MATTIE” A.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, September 18, 1912
Mrs Mattie Bowen Stewart, wife of Gregg J. Stewart, formerly of Wellsboro, died last week, Tuesday night in the private hospital of Dr. Nutt, in Williamsport. Three weeks and three days before she was operated upon for appendicitis with some complications. She was thought to be recovering from the effects of the operation, when her heart failed and she soon died. Mrs Stewart was the daughter of Mr and Mrs George C. Bowen. She was born on the old Bowen homestead in Deerfield, June 4, 1868. The family lived in Wellsboro 15 years while Mr. Bowen was Register and Recorder of this county, and some time after he went out of office. She married Mr. Gregg J. Stewart Sept 4, 1889. She leaves two sons, Geo. William and J. Kent, both of whom reside with their grandparents in Harrisburg, where Mr George C. Bowen holds a clerkship in the Auditor General's office. Her brother, Mr Charles R. Bowen, though an invalid, conducts a mail-order business in Harrisburg. Her sister, Anna, now the wife of Capt. B. Richard Derickson, of the U. S. Geodetie Coast Survey, is with her husband at Ketchakan, Alaska. The remains of Mrs. Stewart were brought to Wellsboro on Wednesday and the funeral was held in the apartments of Mrs William Stewart, on Main Street, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Rev. P. H. Hershey and Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw conducted the service. Mrs Stewart was a woman of lovely character, thoroughly devoted to her family and friends, faithful to every duty and through all her life loyal and true. Her death is mourned by a large circle of friends and her family have the sympathy of all who know them.

BOWEN - Nida B. Henkiel, 84, of Bryden St., Wellsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at home. She was the wife of Aloysius (Al) Henkiel whom she married Feb. 14, 1947. Nida was born Jan. 10, 1923 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Harry and Nina Balfour Bowen. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and a retired employee of Citizens and Northern Bank. Nida loved her family and was a shining example of a homemaker, mother and friend. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband, are a son and daughter-in-law, Denny and Jane Henkiel of Wellsboro; brother, Alan “Odd” Scranton of Wellsboro; two granddaughters, Jodi Henkiel of Alsip, Ill, Becky (Travis) Rawson of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family were invited to Nida’s Life Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral services were on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, corner of Queen and Main St., with Pastor Marian E. Hartman officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1949 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Mansfield Gazette, 31 October 2007

BOWEN – Ruth M. Bowen, 88, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was born May 26, 1917 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Burr J. and Mable Evans Bowen. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. She retired from the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro, with over 35 years of service. She is survived by her brother, Lawrence Bowen of Wellsboro. Friends called Tuesday, March 14 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Services were held there today, Wednesday, March 15 with the Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. Interment was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. – The Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2006, p.6A

 

BOWER J. Robert "Bob" Bower

78, of Fischler Street, Wellsboro, died Sunday, May 6, 2012.  He was the husband of Nancy Belfield Bower whom he married on June 15, 1957 at Church of The Redeemer, Bryn Mawr. Bob was born May 2, 1934, in Sayre, the son of James Davis Bower and Mildred MacDonald Bower.  Bob graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1952 and The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1957. He was the owner of Bower's Pharmacy, where he was pharmacist for 30 years, retiring in 1987. Bob was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. He was a member of Larry's Creek Rod and Gun Club and Boger Run Hunting Club. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors at Citizens & Northern Bank. Bob served on many committees of various organizations throughout the community including Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro Cemetery and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. As a business owner, Bob enjoyed the chance to touch people's lives through employment opportunities, promoting Wellsboro's sense of community and contributing to the beauty of downtown. As an outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and the friendships formed through those pursuits and his close relationship with his dogs. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Belfield Bower of Wellsboro; sons, David (Diane) Bower of Merrimack, N.H., William (Wendy) Bower of New Paltz, N.Y.; daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Borgesi of Orchard Park, N.Y.; grandchildren, Katie Bower, Aimee Bower, Kyle Bower, Peter Borgesi and Aubrey Borgesi. Friends and family are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial service will be Friday, May 11, 11 a.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl St., Wellsboro, with the Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton, officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Bob's memory, to the charity of choice.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 9, 02012

 

BOWERS Nina M. York

95, died after a lengthy illness on April 7, 2011, at her home in Fort Worth, Texas.  Born July 13, 1915, she was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, class of 1934. She was the eldest of seven children born to James and Fannie Bowers.  She is survived by sons, Donald Ross and wife Rosie of Alden, N.Y., Emerson Hyde York of Houston, Texas; daughter, Carol Susan Perez and husband Albert of Fort Worth, Texas. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, who affectionately called her Gramma Yo. She is also survived by a sister, Lucille Maynard of Frederick, Colo., Ann Roupp of Liberty; many nieces and nephews as well as dear friends, Mary Mushala of Thompson, Pa. and Maryann Davis of Arlington, Texas.  Nina was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Hurst, Texas. She will be remembered for her generosity as well as an avid crafter. She enjoyed people and was often referred to as the life of the party.  A graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro cemetery pending arrangements.  Wellsboro Gazette – April 28, 2011

 

BOWERS Ronald H. Bowers

Ronald H. Bowers, 68 of Wellsboro, died Saturday Dec. 15, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Ronald was born at home on March 29, 1944, the son of the late Henry and Freda Perry Bowers.  A graduate of Wellsboro High School, he owned and operated Bowers Citgo service station in town. He attended the Stony Fork Baptist Church. He was a member of the Sand Run Hunting Club and the Borough Council. He and Harold Rawson shared the First Neal Mosher Award for community service in recognition of their work on the Little League fields, the Woodland Park renovations and the local BMX track. On Dec. 11, 1964 he married Leda Hall, his wife of 48 years, who survives.  In addition to his wife Leda Bowers, Ronald is survived by two sons, Donald (Kimberly) Bowers, Robert K. (Michelle) Bowers of Wellsboro; one sister, Nina Mae (Jerry) Copley of Wellsboro; and four grandchildren, Jordyn, Logan, Zachary and Brady Bowers all of Wellsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents.  Friends and family are invited to Ronald's Life Celebration on Tuesday Dec. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home, with pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will follow at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his memory to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary.   Wellsboro Gazette – December 17, 2012

 

BOYCE STELLA V
MRS. FERD M. TOMBS
Stella V. Tombs, 97, resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home died there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19,1983. Her husband, Fred  M. Tombs, died in 1977. Born in Chatham Township on Jan. 29, 1886, she was a daughter of John and Viola King Boyce.  Mrs. Tombs was a 50-year member of Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro.  Surviving are two sons, Lee P., of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Harold J., of Wellsboro; a daughter, Mrs. John (Beatrice) Halstead, of Edgewater, Fla.; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.  The Rev. Ronald L. Williams, her pastor, assisted by the Rev. Everette Blowers, pastor of Community Chapel, officiated.

Rev. JAMES A. BOYCE
Wednesday – December 20, 1905
The Wellsboro Agitator
Rev. James A. BOYCE  (SRGP 38537)
Died in his home in Wellsboro at midnight last Thursday.  Rev. James A. Boyce, aged nearly 65, died at his home on Central Ave. in this Borough at midnight last Thursday after a long period of poor health. For several months past, he had been suffering with pernicious anemia for which disease is said to be no known cure. Last Summer he went to Buffalo to consult the well-known specialists, Drs. Blockton and Jones, of the University of Buffalo, but they gave his family physician no hope after making a thorough examination into his case and later informed Mr. Boyce of his grave condition.  Although he was able to be about almost to the last, his many friends noticed his gradual failing in health, but Mr. Boyce was as cheerful and philosophical as usual and they little realized the seriousness of his condition.  He attended the Baptist Church supper on the lst, which is the last time he was able to be out. He was confined to his bed only from last week Monday and was able to receive and converse with his friends until the end came. Mr. Boyce was born at Alba, Bradford County, February 13, 1841 and came to this County when a young man. On October 5, 1865, he married Miss Isabella Doud, of  Sullivan Township, this county, and to them two daughters were born: Della, Mrs. William E. Blair, of Tacoma, Washington, and Mrs. Joanna Boyce Garman of Wellsboro, both of whom are surviving.  Mrs. Boyce died October 28,1904.  Mr. Boyce joined the Baptist Church in early manhood and was always a devout and faithful Christian gentleman. He was pastor of the Stony Fork Baptist Church for about twelve years, but retired from active pastoral labors about 19 years ago, when he came to Wellsboro to reside. For several years after locating here, he conducted a shoe  store in the Simpson Block and retired from active business in 1897. He was a Republican in politics and was always a patriotic  and progressive citizen.  The deceased served with credit during three years of the Civil War in Co. C, 50th New York Volunteer Engineers and had been for many  years a member of George Cook Post GAR, having been recently elected unanimously as commander of that organization. In 1885, Mr. Boyce erected the store building at Stonyfork, afterwards sold to and at present occupied be Dort Bros. He conducted a general store in that village until the Fall of 1886, being associated with Mr. Robert Steele, to whom he sold his interest in business.  Mr. Boyce was for eighteen years clerk of the Tioga Baptist Association, being unanimously re-elected from year to year. His experience and care in compiling statistics and conducting the affairs of the Association were of great value to that organization. He was one of the most popular men in this region and was most highly respected and esteemed. He was a kind and devoted husband and father, a loyal friend, and a helpful neighbor, always ready to serve those in sorrow or need, always cheerful of disposition and with an optimistic outlook to every subject that came to his notice.He possessed many brilliant, intellectual attainments and was the best of entertainers, possessing as he did a highly developed sense of humor. His death brings sorrow on this community and leaves a vacancy never to be filled. Besides the daughters before mentioned, the deceased is survived by two half brothers; Orrin and William Boyce, of Bradford County; one half sister, Mrs. Polly Kiff, of Alba; and an uncle, Mr. O.P. Ward, also of Alba. Funeral services conducted by George Cook Post GAR were held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, Rev. F.W.Reynolds officiating. The services were in accordance with the desire of Mr. Boyce, who arranged the details with his Pastor, Mr. Reynolds, sometime before he died. A memorial service will be held in the Grand Army Hall by the George Cook Post next Wednesday evening, to which the public is invited. Submitted by: George and Margaret Boyce   geopeg@adelphia.net

BOYDEN ADDISON C.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 15 Jun 1927
Death of A. C. Boyden - Addison C. Boyden, aged 74 years, died June 6, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Presit, at Upper Marlboro, Maryland, of tuberculosis. The remains were brought to his home in Wellsboro last Wednesday and the funeral was held Thursday. Mr. Boyden had been spending some time with his daughter in Maryland. He is survived by his widow, one daughter and one son, Horace P., of Wellsboro; also by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Celia French; one brother, Charles, of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Mary Torpy of Marshcreek.  Mr. Boyden was one of the original rural mail carriers in the Wellsboro postoffice and was retired on a pension about five years ago.

BOYDEN Addison
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA -Wednesday, 31 May 1899
Death of Mr. Addison Boyden - Mr. Addison Boyden, Sr., died last Friday evening at the home of his son Alfred, in Delmar west of this borough. He was in the ninety fourth year of his age. Mr. Boyden was born in Vermont, Oct. 10, 1805. He was reared on a farm and attended the schools of his native place. When he was twenty one years of age he began working in the lumber woods of Canada which work he continued for eight years. In 1833 he came to Tioga county, and located in Delmar township where he followed the lumber business. In 1842 he bought 10 acres of timber land in Delmar and after clearing a portion of it, sold it and purchased the present Boyden farm of 112 acres a short distance west of Wellsboro, upon which he afterward lived.  In 1831 he married Sophia Colvin who born him ten children: Cynthia D and Abigail both deceased, Sanford N. of Wellsboro, Melvin of Delmar, Alfred of the same township, Mary M. wife of Luther Torpy, of Delmar, Charles F. of Delmar, Rosina A., wife of William Derbyshire of Delmar, Addison C., of Delmar and Sophia S., wife of Loren Phippin, of Delmar. Mrs. Boyden died April 3, 1873, aged fifty nine years. After the death of his wife Mr. Boyden resided with his son Alfred on the homestead.  The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. Messrs. E. C. Dodge and N. L. Reynolds.

BOYDEN ALFRED
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 19 Jan 1922
Death of Alfred Boyden - Alfred Boyden, aged 77 years, died at his home on Purple street last Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock, death resulting from hardening of the arteries. Mr. Boyden, well known and highly respected in this section, was born in Delmar township May 10, 1844, a son of the late Addison and Sophia Boyden. On May 5, 1877, he married Mary Louden, who survives him with one son, Dana, of Mansfield, and one daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Taylor, of Niagara Falls, N. Y.; also three brothers and one sister, Sanford, Charles and Addison Boyden, and Mrs. May Torpy, all of Delmar.  When only 17 years of age, Mr. Boyden enlisted in Co. A, 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers. In 1863 Mr. Boyden was promoted to Corporal and was honorably discharged at Harrisburg in 1865, after having participated in sixteen battles including the Battle of Gettysburg.  Until about five years ago, Mr. Boyden resided on his farm in Delmar, which he conducted successfully. As old age overtook him he built a home on Purple street, where he resided at the time of his death. He was a member of the First Baptist church and the George Cook Post, G. A. R.  The funeral was held on Monday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. C. W. Macgeorge officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.

The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 26 Jan 1922
An interesting reminiscence was brought to mind by the recent death of Alfred Boyden, a Civil War veteran of this borough. Mr. Boyden and his brother Sanford were privileged some years ago to visit the battlefield of Gettysburg, where they both fought and saw their names recorded on the monument there as having fallen in battle. A knapsack containing a bundle of letters, which one of them threw away during the fight, was picked up by some unknown men, who were killed, and finding the papers in the possession of the dead, the latter were buried as the Boyden brothers, who knew nothing about it until visiting the battlefield in after years, they were amazed to find they had fallen there in 1863.

BOYDEN - BERTHA PRISET
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 12 May 1948
MRS. LEWIS PRISET - Mrs. Bertha R. Priset, aged 61 years, died Friday in Washington, D.C. She was born May 4, 1887, in Delmar, the daughter of Addison C. and Amanda Matson Boyden. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Priset, of Wellsboro, R. D. 7, two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Lewis Williams, Mrs. Merle Cox, Robert and Ralph Priset, all of Washington D.C., and Reverdy Priset of Wellsboro R.D. 7, one sister, Mrs. Celia French, of Corning, one brother, Horace P. Boyden, of Wellsboro, and two grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home in Wellsboro Monday afternoon, Rev. L. F. Cobb, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

BROOKS A. BOYDEN(SRGP  02128)(SRGP  02128)
Brooks A. Boyden, 83, a resident of Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at the center. Born Dec. 20, 1916, in Mansfield, he was the son of Horace P. and Edna Thornton Boyden. He was retired from A&P Tea Co., Horseheads, N.Y. He was of the Baptist faith, and a member of the Southern Tier Music Association. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Preceding him in death were one sister, Anna Putnam; and three brothers,  Thornton, Melvin and Stanley Boyden. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Wellsboro Cemetery, with the Rev. Pete Tremblay officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  (ESG)

BOYDEN CALVIN COOLIDGE
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 25 Jul 1934
 Calvin Coolidge Boyden, aged two months, 11 days, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Horace Boyden, died Monday. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at Heise Run church, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Thornton, Melvin, Anna, Brooks, Stanley; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Thornton, of Wellsboro. The pallbearers were: Raymond Thornton, Merle Fuller, John Mudge and Frank Miller.

BOYDEN CHARLES
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 20 Aug 1936
The funeral of Charles Boyden, 87, who died last week at the home of his son Flynn was held on Friday afternoon. Services were at Mr. Boyden's home and at the Evans Funeral Home. The body was interred in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Mr. Boyden was the surviving brother of a large family. He was born in Delmar on January 20, 1849, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Boyden, In the early seventies he cleared a farm, spending most of his life in the vicinity. Recently he had gone to live with his son. He was a lifelong member of the Baptist church. Mr. Boyden had been ill for about two months.  Surviving Mr. Boyden are three daughters, Mrs. Elida Nobles of Albany, Mrs. Cyril Wilson and Mrs. Sarah Derrah of Covington; two sons, Flynn of Sullivan and Edwin Boyden, of Delmar; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Torpy of Delmar.

BOYDEN CHARLES M.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 16 Jun 1948
Charles M. Boyden, aged 76 years, died Monday night at the Blossburg Hospital. He was born in Wellsboro June 19, 1872, son of Melvin and Sarah Fellows Boyden. The funeral will be held at the Bastian Funeral Home. Arrangements have not been completed.

BOYDEN Cynthia D.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA - Tuesday, 11 Nov 1890:
 Mrs. Vine Baldwin died of cancer last Saturday night. She was 57 years of age. Her maiden name was Cynthia D. Boyden, and she was a daughter of Mr. Addison Boyden. Last spring Mrs. Baldwin went to Philadelphia where she submitted to a surgical operation which did not effect a permanent cure. For the past two months she has been rapidly failing. The funeral is to be held this morning at ten o'clock.

The Wellsboro Gazette -Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA - Thursday, 13 Nov 1890:
Mrs. Vine Baldwin, of Delmar, who had long been a sufferer from a cancer, died last Saturday night. Deceased was 57 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. Addison Boyden. Mrs. Baldwin submitted to an operation last Spring, but failed to secure permanent relief. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock and was largely attended.

BOYDEN DANA
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 18 Oct 1928
Dana Boyden, Formerly of Wellsboro, Died at Mansfield - Dana Boyden, aged 43 years, died at his home in Mansfield Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. Griffith officiating; burial was made in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Besides his widow, Mrs. Annis Boyden, he leaves three children, Elvin, Emma and Paul, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Boyden of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Isabel Taylor, of Niagara Falls.

BOYDEN - ELLA SPENCER
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 3 Nov 1938
Mrs. Ella B. Spencer - The funeral of Mrs. Ella Boyden Spencer, 60, widow of Charles Spencer of Wellsboro R. D. who died at her home after and illness of three weeks, following three years of poor health, was held Sunday afternoon at the Evans funeral home here with burial in Wellsboro cemetery. The Rev. Charles W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated.  Mrs. Spencer was born in Delmar township October 24, 1878, the daughter of Melvin and Sarah [Fellows] Boyden. She married Charles Spencer February 3, 1894. He died November 20, 1935. The couple lived all their lives in Delmar township.  Surviving are 12 children: Mrs. Charles Rouse of Wellsboro R. D. 4; Perry of Vestal, N. Y.; Mrs. Gordon Costley of Vestal; Mrs. Lawrence Phippen of Wellsboro; Mrs. Harold Clark of Wellsboro Ward of Deane Hill; Tracy of Elkland; Mrs. John Townsend of Nelson; Mrs. DeWitt Stradley of Wellsboro R. D.; Mrs. John Root of Osceola; Clayton and Mahlon at home. Also surviving are one brother Charles of Tioga and 28 grandchildren.

BOYDEN ELVIN DANA
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 15 Nov 1995, p. 9
Elvin D. Boyden, 83, of Wellsboro, RR 7, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 1995, at home. Born March 12, 1912 at Wellsboro, he was the son of Dana E. and Annis Jelliff Boyden. He graduated from Mansfield High School and Elmira Community College with a degree in bookkeeping. He was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area. He was a retired machine operator at the former Corning Glass Works of Wellsboro with over 45 years of service. He went to Lvov, Russia, in 1980 for Corning Glass Works to train people to operate the new plant. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1147, Wellsboro, and also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Marian Huck Boyden; daughters and sons-in-law Beverly Button of Wellsboro, Shirley and Robert Leon of Elyria, Ohio, Linda and Gregory Root of Wellsboro, Diana White of Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Dana and Marian Boyden of Lock Haven, James and MaryAnn Boyden of San Antonio, Ronald and Mary Boyden of Wellsboro; 36 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; eight step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild. Calling hours were held on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. Tim Kaiser and the Rev. Ed. Seeley officiated. Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Donations may be made to the North Penn Home Health Hospice, 520 Ruah Street, Blossburg, 16912.

MISS ERMA BOYDEN
 Miss Erma Boyden, 58, of Kendall, NY, a native of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, July 17, 1973, in Albion Hospital, Albion, NY, following an automobile accident. She was born on May 6, 1915, a daughter of Dana and Annis Jelliff Boyden. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and the family moved to Wellsboro soon after. Surviving are two brothers, Paul, of Kendall, and Elvin, of Wellsboro RD 1. The funeral was held Friday at Tussey's 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. James W. Garthoff, a United Methodist minister, officiated.

BOYDEN - Boyden, Miss Erma age 58 of RD 1, Kendall, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., Tuesday, July 17, 1973 as a result of an automobile accident at the Albion Hospital, Albion, N.Y. She was born on May 6, 1915, a daughter of Dana and Annis Jelliff  Boyden. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and the family moved to Wellsboro soon after. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home 1:30 Friday. Rev. James W. Garthoff, a United Methodist minster, officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by two brothers, Paul Boyden of Kendall, N.Y. and Elvin Boyden of RD 1, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.

BOYDEN HORACE PACKER
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 24 Dec 1959
Horace Packer Boyden, 71, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Thursday, December 10, 1959 in Parsells Convalescent Home. Born August 15, 1888 in Delmar Township, he was the son of Addison and Amanda Mattison Boyden. Mr. Boyden, a farmer, was chairman of Tioga County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, and a former fish warden. Surviving are his widow, Edna Thornton Boyden; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Putnam of Columbus, O., three sons, Melvin of Endwell, N. Y.; Brooks of Corning, N. Y. and Stanley of Zanesville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. John French of Corning; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Larry Draper officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

BOYDEN - MRS. MARY TORPY
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 19 Nov 1936
Mrs. Mary Torpy, widow of Luther Torpy who died several years ago, died Tuesday morning at the Blossburg hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Susie Kane of Marsh Creek.  The funeral will be held this afternoon; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 26 Nov 1936
Mrs. Mary B. Torpy
Marsh Creek -- The funeral of Mrs. Mary Boyden Torpy, 90, wife of the late Luther Torpy was held Thursday at the Evans funeral home, the Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in Wellsboro cemetery. Six grandsons of the deceased were bearers.  Mrs. Torpy died November 17 at the Blossburg Hospital where she had been a patient as the result of a fall at her home here. A fine Christian woman and possessed of a cheerful, pleasing personality, "Grandma Torpy" will be missed by a wide circle of friends. She was a lifelong resident of Delmar township and had spent her entire married life in the old homestead which had been her home until three weeks prior to her death.  Mrs. Torpy was born August 28, 1846, and on July 5, 1873 married Luther Torpy. They settled on Heise Run in 1877. Mrs. Torpy was educated at the Wellsboro Academy and taught school for some ten years. Her father, the late Addison Boyden, Sr., was one of the early loggers on Pine Creek a century ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Susan Kane.

BOYDEN MELVIN
Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin - Thursday, 6 May 1915
Wellsboro, May 5 -- The funeral of Melvin Boyden, of Delmar, was held Monday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Blair, of Christ church, officiating. Mr. Boyden who was 73 years of age died of heart disease Friday. His wife, Sarah Fellow Boyden, and two children, Charles Boyden and Mrs. Charles Spencer, both of Wellsboro R. D. 4, survive him, besides four brothers and two sisters.

BOYDEN - Patricia Lynn Fowler, 62, of Central Ave., Wellsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the wife of Ernest Fowler whom she married April 4, 1964. Patricia was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Thorton and Dorothy Priset Boyden. She was a 1964 graduate of Wellsboro High School and had been employed by The Wellsboro Gazette. Patricia was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church and loved to fly fish. Surviving are her husband, Ernest; daughter, Catherine (Henry) Butler of Wellsboro; son, Christopher Fowler of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Brianna and Bradley Townsend, Amanda, Kyle and Kayla Fowler, all of Wellsboro; sisters, Lenora Warriner of Maryland, Elizabeth Crawford of Osceola; and brother, Andrew Boyden of Newport. Friends and family are invited to Patricia's Life Celebration on today, Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a ""Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be there Thursday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Duane Priset officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

BOYDEN - MRS. ROSINA DERBYSHIRE
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 25 May 1904
Mrs. Derbyshire's Death - Mrs. Rosina Derbyshire, aged 53, the estimable wife of Mr. William Derbyshire, died on Friday at her home on Heise run, in Delmar, after a short illness with blood poisoning due to a fever sore.  Mrs. Derbyshire was a daughter of the late Addison Boyden, of Delmar. Her education was completed in the old Academy, and she served successfully for years as a teacher in rural schools in this locality. Her marriage to Mr. Derbyshire was solemnized 29 years ago, and they at once located on Heise run. Besides her husband, Mrs. Derbyshire is survived by four children: Ethel, wife of Mr. George Russell, of Corning, and Mary, William and George, all of Delmar. She is survived also by five brothers and two sisters. The deceased was respected greatly by all who knew her. She was amiable in character and truly helpful to others and her death is felt as an irreparable loss not only to her family, but to the community where she lived. Her funeral was held Sunday afternoon from her home, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. William Heakes, of St. Paul's Episcopal church, of which she was a devoted member. Burial in Wellsboro.

BOYDEN SANFORD
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 31 Aug 1922
Another Veteran Answers Roll Call - Sanford Boyden, 83 years of age, died at his home on Conway street last Saturday. He was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth Baer, who died in 1877. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Co. A., 149th Regt., Pa. Vols., Aug. 8, 1862, and was mustered out at Elmira, June 24, 1865. The deceased is survived by his widow, Eunice A. Boyden, and four children, Hugh, of Delmar; Raymond, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. H. D. Thornton, of Barton, N. Y., and Mrs. E. B. Sticklin, of Delmar, a stepson, Alfred Baer, of Corning; also a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Mary Torpy and Charles and Addison Boyden, all of Delmar. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. D. R. Evans, of Bellefonte and Rev. J. H. Stoody, of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

BOYDEN THORNTON HORACE
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 19 Nov 1959
Thornton Horace Boyden, 49, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Sunday morning, November 15, 1959 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born September 22, 1910, in Wellsboro, the son of Horace P. and Edna Thornton Boyden. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro and an inspector at the Corning Glass Works in Corning. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Boyden, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Priset Boyden; three daughters, Mrs. Lenora Warriner of Wellsboro, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford of Osceola and Miss Patricia Boyden of Wellsboro RD 2; a son, Andrew Clarence Boyden at home; three brothers, Melvin of Binghamton, Stanley of Dayton, Ohio, and Brooks of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Anna Putnam of Columbus, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

BRACE G. Sterling (SRGP  02128)
86, formerly of Welsh Settlement, diedJune 26, 2007 at the home of his daughter. Sterling was born October 29, 1920 in Mansfield, PA. [Error: Born in Rutland Township] He is the last of 12 children of Harry G. and Lucy Tanner Brace. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Sterling is survived by a son, Michael of Newfield, NY; a daughter, Barbara Powlison of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Jean Moran in 1971, and his second wife, the former Nellie Moyer in 2003. Funeral services will be held at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial in Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations in Sterling's memory may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

BREWSTER George A.
Wellsboro Agitator - May 22, 1895
--Mr. George A. Brewster, an aged and respected citizen of Charleston township, died last week Tuesday at his home on Hill's Creek, at the age of 86 years.  He was born in Otsego county, N.Y.  Four of his eight children are still living and he leaves sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Mr. Brewster was widely known and universally respected for his uprightness and intelligence.  He was a brother of Justice A. Brewster, of this borough.  The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon.

BREWSTER
Howard A. Age 83, of Bath, NY, died January 10, 2007. There will be no services. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

BREWSTER – Howard A. Brewster, 83, of Bath, NY, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 in Buffalo General Hospital. He was born in Covington, the son of Arthur and Etta Brewster. In keeping with Howard’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, 17 January 2007

 

BREWSTER Sabrina

Mrs. D. L. Copp – Died in Shippen Township, PA, August 18, 1901; of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. D. L. Copp, aged 57 years. – Wellsboro Agitator, 21 August 1901, p.5 (Sabrina A. from the Wellsboro Cemetery & 1900 Census in Shippen Township)

BRIGGS HELEN A.
The Agitator, Wellsboro PA, May 9, 1934
Mrs. Helen Bly
Mrs. Helen Bly, of Wellsboro died last evening in Rochester, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Wood. She was the widow of Gideon Bly, of Wellsboro.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Joseph Smith, of Altoona. A son, John Bly, an Erie Railroad engineer, died several years ago. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  (b. Addison, NY 2 Sep 1864)

BRILL Dorothy Lou
Age 75, of Millerton, PA, died February 6, 2008 at the home of her brother. She was born July 21, 1932 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Lewis and Dorothy Starkweather Brill. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, class of "1951", and a retired hairdresser. Dorothy attended the United Methodist Church in Millerton, and enjoyed taking day trips. Surviving are brother, George G. (Geraldine) Brill, Wellsboro, PA; sisters-in-law, Peggy Brill and Shirley Brill, both of Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, William Brill and Arnold Brill. Friends and relatives are invited to Dorothy's Life Celebration on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jennifer Wolf officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Laurel Health Home Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/8/2008.

Brimmer - Mrs. Agnes Robyler, 81, of Osceola, Pa. this morning, February 22, 1956.  She was a 50-year member of Middle ridge Grange 384, and a former secretary of the Tioga County Sunday School Association.  Survived by step-daughters, Mrs. Elton Shumway of Wellsboro, Pa. and Mrs. Irving Focht of Gibsonia, Pa; step-sons, H. L. Robyler of Montour Falls and J. H. Robyler of Caldwell, Idaho; brother-in-law, Harry Kemp of Lawrenceville, Pa.  the body is at the Bastian & Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro, where friends may call.  Funeral there Saturday at 10a.m., the Rev. Robert W. L. Mark. Wellsboro Cemetery.

BROD - Mrs. Mable E. Baity
The funeral was held Wednesday for Mrs. Mable E. Baity, 80, of 17 East Avenue, who died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1973 at her home.  She was born in Odin, Ill., March 29, 1893, a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Prall Brod.  Mrs. Baity was a member of the Covington Church of Christ.  She retired as an X-ray technician at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Chapman, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mary Kathryn Love, of Mansfield; a son Ira E. Crowe, of Erie; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sugg, of Centralia, Ill., and Mrs. Bertha Soulon, of Odin; two brothers, Edward Brod, of Hughes, Ark., and Eugene Brod of Centralia, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

BROD Mable E.
The funeral was held Wednesday for Mrs. Mable E. Baity, 80, of 17 East Avenue, who died Sunday, Dec 23, 1973, at her home. She was born in Odin, Illinois, March 29, 1893, a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Prall Brod. Mrs. Baity was a member of the Covington Church of Christ. Older members of the church will remember her as the wife of Rev. John C. Crowe, who with family moved from Illinois to Pennsylvania in 1921 to become pastor of the First Christian Church at Somerset, PA. Later pastorates with our church in Pennsylvania were at Scottsdale, Monessen and Wellsboro. Rev. Crowe was killed in an automobile accident in 1934 while serving at Wellsboro. Mrs. Baity after remarriage, made her home in Covington, Pennsylvania where she continued many happy years in active service to her church which was always an important part of her life. She especially loved this little country parish and made many close and lasting friends there. Here was a truly beautiful lady of her time -- a person with tremendous strength of character, great faith in her maker and much love for her fellow man. The above article appeared in the March issue of the "Keystone Christian", a state-wide paper published in the interests of the Christian Church in Pennsylvania. In later years and at the time of her death, Mrs. Baity resided in Wellsboro with her daughter, Elizabeth L. Chapman. She retired as an X-ray technician at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Chapman, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mary Kathryn Love, of Mansfield; a son, Ira E. Crowe, of Erie; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sugg, of Centralia, Illinois; and Mrs. Bertha Soulon, of Odin; two brothers, Edward Brod, of Hughes, Ark., and Eugene Brod, of Centralia, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery..

BRONSON –KATHRYN E. ‘KATY’ ENGLISH, 71, of English Street, Wellsboro, died April 5, 2004, at home.  She was the wife of Richard J. “Dick” English, and the late Robert E. English, who died Feb. 26, 1997.  Katy was born May 20, 1932, in Lindley, N.Y., the daughter of the late Willard and Mabel Whitmore Bronson.  She was a resident of Tioga County since 1945.  Katy was an assembly operator for Merganthaler for 20 years, from 1961 to 1981, operated a childcare facility out of her home from 1982 to 2004, and also did housekeeping for Laurel Health.  She was a member of the Wellsboro VFW, Wellsboro Moose, and loved dancing and taking trips.  Surviving are her husband, whom she married Nov. 2, 1999, daughters and sons-in-law, Colleen E. and Robert D. Mathers of Wellsboro and Dorinda K. and Randy J. Wilson of Daton, Ohio; brother, Dwight Bronson of Wellsboro; sister, Pauline Clark of Milton; grandson, Bret Mathers; step-children, Mike and Pam English and Robin and Ray Corse, all of Wellsboro; step=granddaughter, Bailey Corse; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Adrian Bronson and a sister, Corabelle Frost.  Friends and relatives are invited to Katy’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, with the Rev. Theodore Brennan officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in memory for Katy may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

BROOKS Henry
Wellsboro Gazette Thursday, April 6, 1944
Henry Brooks Electrocuted at Marsh Creek
Metal Measuring Tape Hits High Tension Wire, and Grounds Through Body
Henry Leroy Brooks, 36, of Wellsboro, was instantly killed about 7:30 Sunday evening near the home of his father, Joseph Brooks, Sr. on Marsh Creek, when 2300 volts of electricity from a high tension line passed through a metal measuring tape he held in his hand and was grounded through his body.  Called to the scene, Tioga County Coroner Henry Williams, of Elkland, issued a verdict of accidental death by electrocution.  Sheriff Wayne M. Kelts and State Policeman Knowles, of Mansfield Barracks, who investigated said Joseph Brooks, Jr., told them he and his brother, Henry, were engaged in measuring clearance over the New York Central Railroad tracks prior to installing a telephone in the family home.  Henry Brooks stood on the tracks and through a metallic tape over a high tension transmission line that crossed the right of way at that point.  Brooks was employed as driver for F. J. Sherer & Son, gasoline distributors.  He was born Oct. 18, 1907, son of Joseph and Mary Hall Brooks.  He is survived by his widow, Mary Bellinger Brooks; his parents, six brothers, Frank, Joseph, Jesse and Dale of Wellsboro and vicinity; Cpl. T S Herbert and Cpl Clyde, stationed in England;  three sisters, Mrs. Fred Losinger, of Johnson City; Mrs. Howard Clugstone of Corning, and Miss Lorraine Brooks, of Binghamton.  The funeral will be held today at 2:30 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. Arthur Gregson officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

L. DALE BROOKS
L. Dale Brooks 54 years old of RD 2, Wellsboro died suddenly Monday, May 31st.  He was born September 25, 1921 in Wellsboro, the son of Joseph and Mary Hall Brooks. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Big Flats, NY, US Navy Veteran of World War II, employee of Wellsboro Plant Corning Glass Works for over 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen Webster Brooks, one daughter, Mrs. Karen Mosteller of Elmira, NY, three sisters, Miss Mabel Brooks of Schnectady, NY, Mrs. Cyril (Comfort) Howe of Corning, NY, Mrs. John (Lorraine) Edgecombe of Binghamton, NY, two brothers, Jesse R. Brooks, RD 4, Wellsboro and Clyde E. Brooks, Painted Post, NY, and one granddaughter, Renee Gross of Elmira. Calling hours Wednesday 7 to 9 at the Tussey Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 at the Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Suhr officiating.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wed. June 2, 1976)

BROUGHTON - MRS. LEDA B. WHEELER
 Mrs. Leda B. Wheeler, 84, a resident of Park Hill Manor, died Wednesday, February 16, 1972, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital following a protracted illness.  She was the widow of Guy Wheeler. She was born June 22, 1887, in Morris Township, a daughter of Darius and Emma Evans Broughton. Mrs. Wheeler had worked as a bookkeeper for several years for the local Socony Oil distributor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Jackson, of Endicott, NY, Mrs. B.H. Cameron, of Ulysses, and Mrs. Clair Marshall, of West Seneca, NY; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gladys Clark, of Mansfield; a stepson, Burdette Wheeler, of Troy; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday at Kuhl and Spink's, 126 Main Street.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.  The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, her pastor, officiated.  Wellsboro Gazette, 24 February 1972

 

BROUGHTON - MRS. MARGARET SPENCER
 Mrs. Margaret Broughton Jennings Spencer, aged nearly 84 years, died suddenly Sunday morning, June 6, at 9:30 o’clock, while seated at the breakfast table at the home of her son, Postoffice Inspector Charles E. Jennings, corner Central avenue and Grant street.  The cause of her death was heart disease. Mrs. Spencer was a daughter of Urial and Margaret Robertson Broughton and was born in Delmar, June 12, 1842.  She was twice married, her fist husband being George Jennings, who died Feb. 3, 1907.  Their son, Charles E. Jennings, survives.  Her second husband, James Spencer, died nine years ago.  Besides her son, Mrs. Spencer is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dwight Bliss, of Roundtop. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Wellsboro, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. M.E. Hare, pastor of the Baptist church, and Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 19, 1926)

BROWN - MULFORD Betty Brown A resident of the Green Home for the past 20 years, died April 28, 2005 at the Green Home. She was the wife of the late James E. Mulford, who died November 7, 1980. Betty was born in Ansonia, the daughter of the late Lyman F. and Ethel Yahn Brown. She was a lifetime resident of the Wellsboro area, a graduate of Wellsboro High School, and a former employee in the office of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for several years. Betty always enjoyed her dog, Cocoa, shopping, listening to country music, and crocheting. Surviving are her niece and caretaker, Beth A. Milhollen; nieces, Linda Wood Everett, Connie Wood Jones, Barbara Brown Johnson, Maria Brown Foster, and Gina Brown Cunningham; nephews, Robert Wood, Richard Wood, Larry B. Milhollen, and Robert Brown; sisters-in-law, Connie Brown, Wellsboro; brother-in-law, Richard Wood, Middlebury Center. She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Brown; and two sisters, Dorothy Milhollen and Bernice Wood. Friends and family are invited to Betty's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Green Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

 

BROWN Rexford Lewis Brown

98, died in the Green Home on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. He was born in Coryland, on May 1, 1913. Rex is survived by his wife, Frieda; daughter, Patricia Dees (Harry) of Granger, IN; daughter, Sally Hunter (Jim) of Warren; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Rex was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro for 45 years. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent and was on the Corporate Board of the Church. Rex was President of the Chamber of Commerce for two years and on its Board of Directors for 35 years. He also belonged to the following organizations: Municipal Authority and Treasurer for 13 years, Industrial Authority and Treasurer for 12 years, GROW where he helped break ground for the Dresser Corporation, Board and Director of the Red Cross and also of the United Way, and Board of Patterson Lumber Company. He retired as vice-president of Carson Consumer Discount Co., after 30 years of service. Rex graduated from Temple University in 1939, was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Friends and family are invited to Rex's Life Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rex's name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro Memorial Fund, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Star Gazette – November 3, 2011

 

ROBERT L. BROWN
 Robert L. Brown, 72, of RD#3, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born in Wellsboro, Feb. 17, 1915, he was the son of Lyman and Ethel Yahn Brown. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Constance Tarszowicz Brown; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. William (Marla) Foster of Tioga, and Gina Brown of Danville; a son, Robert J. of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Milhollen and Mrs. Betty Mulford, both of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Maureen and Julie Johnson, Timothy Rice, and Tyler Foster; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There was no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Peter's Church in Wellsboro.  The Rev. Paul Mullen officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's/Sacred Heart Building Fund. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

 

BRUMMETT Esther B. Willard

87, of Wellsboro Pa., died March 13, 2012. She was the wife of Rex Willard who predeceased her, February 2000. Esther was born December 11, 1924 in New Bethlem, Pa., the daughter of Alvin M. Brown and Lucy Brummett. She was retired from GTE Glassworks, Wellsboro, Pa. Esther was a life

member of Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S., Wellsboro, Pa. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, in addition she enjoyed her family and friends. Surviving is her daughter, Glenda Strong, Wellsboro, Pa., Special niece, Reba Coolidge, Wellsboro, Pa., brother, Arlington (Lucille) Brown Wellsboro, Pa., faithful companion, Kitty, Wellsboro, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, (1) son Rex Edgar Willard. Friends and family are invited to Esther's Life Celebration on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration

Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa., funeral to follow at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton, officiating. Burial at Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials in her memory may be made to the charity of their choice or The Green Free Library 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 15, 2012

 

BRYANT - SCRANTON
Cora B. Age 87, formerly of 85 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, died on May 28, 2005 at Broad Acres Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Born September 21, 1917 in Mosherville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jesse L. and Louise (Grinnell) Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard "Ben" Scranton in 2002. She was a graduate of Wellsboro Charleston High School and the Empire Beauty School in Elmira, NY, and had earned additional college credits in cosmetology to receive her teaching license. She attended Mansfield and Bloomsburg Universities. For 52 years, from 1948 until 2000, she was the owner and operator of Cora Scranton's Beauty Shop in Wellsboro. She was well-known and beloved by many. She was a 62 year member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro, and a 50 year member of the Mary Wells Chapter #452 Order of Eastern Star. Cora cared about people, and was active in community programs and professional organizations; Business and Professional Women (BPW), Tioga County Hairdresser's Association, serving as president for many years, Wellsboro Women's Chorus, Red Garter Revue, Hamilton-Gibson Productions, Dickens of a Christmas, and the Sewing Club. A lifelong achiever, she taught life skills to special needs children for BLAST, Intermediate Unit 17, through Tioga County Vo-Tech School. She was certified as a Laubach Literacy Action Tutor, and tutored non-readers as a volunteer with PRIDE, Mansfield University's Adult Literacy Education program. In 1990, she received commendation from the Governor's Office of Citizen Service-PennSERVE in recognition of service to the Commonwealth through her work with PRIDE. In 1993, she received honors from the Volunteer Coordinator's Association of Tioga County, and in 1996-1997, was listed as an Honored Professional of the National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. In 1998, Cora received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation presented to her by former First Lady Barbara Bush at Mansfield University during National Volunteer Week. She was an avid antique collector and dealer. Her other hobbies included spending time with her family, reading, and traveling. Cora had a love of family and people, and left warm memories with them all. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Gary B. (Mary) Scranton of Towanda, PA, Thomas B. (Kathy) Scranton of Wellsboro, Bernard B. "Ben" (Lorrie) Scranton II of Springfield, MA; grandchildren, Carrie Scranton (Kerry) Johnson, and David B. (Megan) Scranton, both of Lancaster, PA, and Jess B. Scranton of Wellsboro; great-grandchildren, Hannah L. Johnson, Elizabeth S. Johnson, Jacob D. Scranton, and Kara M. Scranton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse J. and Marguerite Bryant of Wellsboro, and Robert L. and Leota Bryant of Gainesville, GA. Cora is also survived by a large number of devoted friends and relatives. She holds a special place in the hearts of many and the sunshine of her loving smile will be sorely missed. Friends and family are invited to Cora's Life Celebrations on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Mark Shover officiating. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 1:45 p.m., with visiting hours from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., followed by the Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be made at the Wellsboro Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, PO Box 547, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, in Cora's name. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA

 

BRYANT Robert L. Bryant

91, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, Ga. Mr. Bryant was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Wellsboro. He had lived in Georgia since 1987. He was a retired barber and was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville. He was the son of the late Jesse and Louise Grinnell Bryant and was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Maynard Bryant; granddaughters, Ann Heichel, Tammy Zemaitis, Sarah Bryant; brother, Jesse J. Bryant; and sister, Cora Scranton. Mr. Bryant is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Cinda Heichel of Gainesville, Ga., Krista and Claude Holloway of Rome, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Verla Bryant of Wellsboro, Lane and Tricia Bryant of York; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives also survive. Graveside services in Wellsboro Cemetery to be scheduled at a later date. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements. Wellsboro Gazette – December 21, 2013

 

BRYANT Willard Erwin Bryant

Wellsboro Gazette – April 14, 1966

Williard Erwin Bryant 81, of Tunkhannock, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, April 11, 1966, at Tunkhannock. Funeral was Wednesday at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Jack Minear officiating, with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.   Survived by daughters, Mrs. Helen Welch of Tunkhannock, Mrs. Genevieve Richards of Monroeton; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. He was a retired automobile salesman and was formerly employed by Evan's Auto Co., in Wellsboro. 

 

BUCHMAN Douglas S. Buchman

Douglas S. Buchman, 75, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, July 16, 2011.  He was born on July 13, 1936, in Westminster, Md., a son of the late Francis and Marianna (Beam) Buchman.  He was a veteran serving with the United States Navy. Douglas taught diesel mechanics before becoming an assistant principal in Baltimore, Md. He was a Red Cross volunteer, enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors, was an avid reader and interested in the Civil War. He was especially involved in the vocational education programs. Mr. Buchman was married to Arline M. (Weinstein) Buchman.   He is survived by his wife; step-daughter, Janet Hallam of Boca Raton, Fla.; brother, Lee Buchman of Maryland; and step-grandson, Jason Hallam of Maryland. He was predeceased by a step-son, Andrew Hallam, who died Oct. 15, 2009. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 18, 2011

 

BUFFARD –ALBERTINE M. COLLINS age 93 formerly of Knoxville, Pa. passed away April 6, 2014 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. Born October 25, 1920 in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Elie J. and Jeanne (Tschrantre) Buffard. She married Raymond Ott Collins; he passed away in 1976. She served in the US Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in Galeton #291 and Elkland #428. Albertine volunteered for the American Red Cross for over 40 years and was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Democratic Committee Women for many years, Senior over 60 Club of Elkland and a charter member of the Valley Community Ambulance Association. She is survived by her sister, Freda (Paul) Marold, Sr. of Murrells Inlet, SC; nieces and nephews, Brenda (Glen) Bliss of Wellsboro, PA, Jennifer Buffard of Lawrenceville, PA, Dean (Velma) Buffard of Albuquerque, NM, Elliott (Jane) Buffard of Tioga, PA, Sharell (Claude) Barthol of Mineola, FL, Charles (Brenda) Buffard of Port Richie, FL, Elsa Groetzinger of West Ampton, NJ, John (Diane) Tschrantre of Campbell, NY, Mary Jo (Gerald) Bower of Auburn, NY, Paul (Luanne) Marold, Jr. of Goshen, KY and Terry (Margaret) Marold of Athens, NY; a special great niece, Amy English of Lawrenceville, PA and numerous other great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion or Valley Community Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA.

 

BURLINGAME, Grace Eva – Grace Eva Burlingame, the two year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Burlingame, died March 11, of pneumonia.  The funeral was held Thursday, burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.

 

BUTLER Edna B Casbeer

Wellsboro Gazette Oct 29 2003

Edna B. Casbeer, 98, of the Masonic Home, Elizabethtown, formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at the home. Born June 6, 1905 in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of Bert and Leanora Kimball Butler. She was a clerk in the business office at Corning Hospital; 50 year member of the Eastern Star, Wellsboro; founder of the Laurel Doll Club, Wellsboro; member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School in 1923; and Meeker Business College in Elmira,N.Y. She held secretarial positions at the Elkland Bank; Rockwells Department Store; Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y.; and Ingersol-Rand, Painted Post, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and son, Benjamin She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. and Emma Casbeer of York; daughter, Mary Jane Casbeer of Fairport, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Janet Casbeer of Blythville, Ark.; grandchildren, Susan Holtzapple of York, Beth Magie of York, Warren Casbeer, David Casbeer, John Casbeer, all of Provo, Utah; great grandchildren, Adam and Jacob Holtzapple, Mara Novak; and several nieces.  Friends were invited to call at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro on Monday, Oct. 27.  An Eastern Star service was held at the church with funeral services following calling hours. The Rev. Dr. Robert K Greer officiated.  Burial was made at the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to Mary Wells Eastern Star Chapter 452, P.O. Box 65,Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935 or the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.Arrangements were handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home.

 

BUTLER Gage Phillip Butler

Died on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born on Aug. 7, 2012, the son of Timothy P. and Mary Ann (Hladek) Butler of Wellsboro. In addition, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, Charles Hladek of Union City; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Yvonne Butler of Middlebury Center; aunts, Cindy Patt (Kevin) of Nelson, Tammy Neri (Bob) of Sylvania, Lorrie Cummings (John) of Mansfield, Jennifer Kone (Michael) of Horseheads, N.Y., Janet Hladek (Simon) of Avon, Ind.; an uncle, Anthony Hladek (Melissa) of North Huntingdon. Gage was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rachel Hladek.  Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A private, family graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Wellsboro Cemetery, with President Brown officiating.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 10, 2012

 

BUTLER Jennie Jordan

Wellsboro Gazette April 20 1994

Jennie Butler Jordan, 91, died Wednesday, April 13, 1994, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, where she lived.  Born Feb. 3, 1903, in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of Bert F. and Leanora Kimball Butler. She was a 1921 graduate of Wellsboro High School and the Clifton Springs School of Nursing, Clifton Springs, N.Y.  She was head nurse in the operating room at Clifton Springs Hospital. She then worked at the Cornell University Infirmary in Ithaca, N.Y. She eventually became the head nurse at the Gannett Medical Clinic at the Cornell University and retired from there Sept. 1, 1968. She then moved back to Wellsboro in February 1985. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Beecher Doll Club in Elmira, N.Y., the Laurel Doll Club of Wellsboro and the American Nurses Association.  Surviving are one sister, Edna Casbeer of Wellsboro; one brother, Ralph Butter of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Mary Casbeer of Webster, N.Y., Robert and Emma Casbeer of York and Benjamin and Janet Casbeer of Middlebury Center; several great-nieces and great-nephews.  A private burial will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery and a memorial service at Cornell University, which will be announced at a later date.   Memorial donations may be made to the Green Home, Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 1690

 

 BUTLER LAURAETT Butler JOHNSON

Mrs. Lauraett Johnson, 76, of 36 Charleston Street, Wellsboro, widow of A. C. Johnson, (my note: Anon Clark Johnson) died Wednesday, July 25, 1956, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born September 30, 1877, in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of Francis (My note: Ira) and Mary Simmons Butler.  She was a member of the Wellsboro Church of Christ. Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. James Cisco, Mrs. Daniel S. Rodgers and Mrs. William H. Tussey of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Lloyd Niles of Wellsboro RD 3; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude English of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  Rev. Norman E. West, pastor of the Covington Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Sidney Fenton of the Wellsboro Church of Christ, conducted the services on Saturday at 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator - August 2 1956.

 

BUTLER Marilyn M. Doud

75, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home. Born on Feb. 9, 1938, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frederic and Margaret (O'Dell) Butler. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Doud in 1995.  Prior to her retirement, Marilyn was employed with Mansfield University from 1969 to 1998 as a custodian. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose in Wellsboro, the Wellsboro Vets Club and the Canyon Squares. Marilyn is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Patty Doud of Williamsport, Pa.; three daughters, Sue Wheatley of Wellsboro, Pa., Debbie Pauley of Wellsboro, Pa., Kathy Doud of Denver, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Carol Henderson of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Doud of Missouri; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman "Nub" and Ann Butler of Fla., Neal and Lorraine Butler of Elkland, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Mary Butler of Tioga, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her husband, Richard, she was also predeceased by a son, David Doud in 2005 and a brother, Eugene Butler.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, March 18, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, immediately following calling hours at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Star Gazette – March 17, 2013

 

ROCK LEROY BUTLER, 76 of Wellsboro, Monday, Aug. 11, 1958.  He was retired supervising principal of Wellsboro-Charleston Schools.  Survived by son, Dr. William S. Butler of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. William Goodreau of Wellsboro; stepson, Glenn Carpenter of West Pittston; five grandchildren.  Body at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home.  Calling hours: Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church, the Rev. Edward T. Reed.  Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1958

BUTLER SOPHRONIA
Wellsboro Agitator - September 28, 1886
--Yesterday morning Mrs. James Kelley died at her home in this borough after an illness of about eight months, at the age of 72 years.  Mrs. Kelley, whose maiden name was Sophronia Butler, was born on the Butler farm near this borough.  She was married to the late James Kelley, February 19, 1833, and for forty years they lived upon a farm in Charleston.  Six children were born to them, four of whom are still living.  About fifteen years ago, the family moved into this borough.  Mr. Kelley died about three years ago.  Mrs. Kelley was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for sixty years, and she passed from earth full of faith in the religion of Jesus Christ.  The funeral is to be held this afternoon at three o'clock.

BUTTON Bessie J Park
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, March 23, 1910, Pg 1
Mrs. Luther T. Park, aged 35 years died at her home on Queen Street, in this borough, last Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, after a long illness. About nine weeks ago she underwent an operation at Dr. H H Donaldson's sanitarium, in Williamsport, and she returned home about six weeks ago. Her maiden name was Bessie J. Button. She was a daughter of Henry H. and Electa J. Saxton Button, and was born in Delmar, Tioga County, PA., on April 6, 1874. On December 24, 1890, she was married to Mr. Park, who survives her. To them five children were born, three of whom are living; George, Mildred and Ruth. Besides her husband and children she is survived by her mother, two brothers and two sisters; Mr. Howard H. Button of Wellsboro; Mr. George Button, who resides in the west; Mary, wife of Richard Spencer and Lillian, wife of Jesse Spencer, both of Delmar. Mrs Park was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was highly esteemed by all her acquaintances. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the late home of the deceased, Rev. Claude G. Langford officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

BUTTON Flora
Wellsboro Agitator - February 28, 1917
Mrs. Flora Saxton, aged 53 years, wife of George Saxton, of Delmar, died Monday night. The funeral will be held Friday; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

BUTTON IDA ALENA
Mrs. Ida Weller Dies Sunday at Wellsboro
Mr. Ida Alena Weller, 80, widow of William Weller, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reed Bliss of Wellsboro.  She was a native of Middlebury Township.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Evans Funeral Home.  Interment was made in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Mrs. Weller is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bliss and Mrs. Donald Stuart of Wellsboro, R. D.; two sons, John of Blossburg, and Frank of Akron, O.; one sister, Mrs. Mae Roe of Wellsboro.

BUTTON - MRS. NINA B. CRIPPEN
Mrs. Nina B. Crippen, age 85, formerly of Wellsboro died on March 16th at Mount Joy, Pa. following a long illness.  Funeral services were held at Mount Joy in Chiques Methodist Church on March 17th with the Rev. Woodrow W. Kern officiating.  Interment services were held on March 18th at the Wellsboro Cemetery with the Rev. William A. Snyder, Pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church officiating.  Mrs. Crippen was the former Miss Nina Button, a Wellsboro native.  She was a graduate of the Corning, N. Y. Business institute and was the first Public Stenographer in Wellsboro.  She also served as Court Stenographer and for some time conducted evening classes in “Business” including typing and shorthand. She was an active Churchwoman and was a member of the Methodist Church in Wellsboro since 191. She taught Kindergarten classes, the older Sunday School Class and Epworth Leagues and held several other positions within the Church.  She was married in the Methodist Church to the Rev. Carl Crippen.  They both attended Drew Theological Seminary. It was the first year that women were accepted there and she was entered as a special student because of her business background.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nina L. Bliss of West Monroe, N. Y. and Mrs. June N. Wiley of Lancaster, Pa., five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a nephew Lewis L. Van Gorder of Wellsboro, R. D. 4 and a niece, Mrs. Gus Zarvis also of Wellsboro.
 

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