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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
Obituaries

 

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

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


CALHOUN - MRS. LAURA P. COMSTOCK:  Mrs. Laura P. Comstock, 90, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Monday, March 22, 1976, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Miles A. Comstock. Born April 21, 1885, at Morris, she was the daughter of Daniel and Pamela Emmick Calhoun. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Louise Rose. Mrs. Leona Clark and Mrs. Letha Wetmore, and a son, Milan, all of Wellsboro, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  A private funeral was held Wednesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Canton, officiated.

CALLAHAN Paxton Bartholomew Callahan
infant son of Joseph Patrick and Heather Stephenie Hopkins Callahan, Jr. of Main Street, Wellsboro, was born and entered Heaven on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.
Surviving, other than parents, are a sister, Josephine Ruth Callahan, at home; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Brenda Hopkins of Wellsboro; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Sheila Callahan, Sr. of Osceola, Deborah and Jeff Cram of Wellsboro; maternal great-grandfather, Bruce Bartholomew, Sr. of Wellsboro; paternal great-grandmother, Sis Callahan of Wellsboro; aunts, Brandy Hopkins, Tara Prutsman, Heather Zver; and uncle, Mike Cram. A graveside service was held Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Paxton was buried next to his maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Bartholomew. If desired, memorials may be sent to the family to help with the cost of a headstone for Paxton. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.- Wellsboro Gazette, September 8, 2010

CAMERON
David Pride Cameron, of New York City, formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday morning at Elmhurst, Pa., following a lengthy illness. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Canon Harry T. Frownfelter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. There will be no viewing and the family requests no flowers.   Mr. Cameron was born February 26, 1893, in Houtzdale, Pa., the son of William R. and Margaret Williams Cameron. He attended Dickinson College, and was graduated from Cornell University. For many years he was an executive with McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New York City. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Cameron was a Lieutenant in the 3rd Naval air Force Division, AEF, and served in France. He also for a time was attached to the U.S. Army Signal Corps.  Mr. Cameron was an Episcopalean and a member of Saint Andrews Society of New York, the Union League Club of New York, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Survivors include his widow, Lillian Beck Cameron, of New York, and three cousins; Leon B., and Frank C. Cameron, both of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Kenneth (Florence Dartt) Becker of Watsontown.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgCAMERON – JUDGE CAMERON DIED FRIDAY – His Long and Honorable Career Was as Outstanding Record of Accomplishment
Hon. David CAMERON, aged 92 years, died at the Williamsport hospital shortly before 8 o’clock last Friday morning, where he had been a patient for six weeks.  In the death of Judge CAMERON Wellsboro and Tioga County have lost a man whose time and talents were devoted to the furtherance of all worthy caused, whose life was a record of devotion to his family, friends and the community.  He was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the most brilliant figures in the political history of Pennsylvania.  Hon. David CAMERON was born December 21, 1839 in a mining village near Glasgow, Scotland.  On August 1, 1848, his family completed an arduous journey from Scotland and settled in Blossburg, Tioga County PA., where nine-year-old David worked with his father and four brothers in the bituminous coal mines and also Morris Run.  He studied, when time and the presence of an occasional teacher permitted in the common schools of those communities; later a year at Wellsboro Academy and a diploma from Mansfield State Normal School fitted him for teaching and for the subsequent study of law.  During the time that he studied law and taught school he paid his way and settled his debts by working in the mines.  Judge CAMERON first read Blackstone by the light of the miner’s lamp on his cap when he returned from the mines at night.  He was admitted to the bar in 1868.  “I spoiled a good miner to make an indifferent lawyer,” Judge CAMERON once remarked, but his familiarity with the problems of the miner and operator stood him in food stead when he was later called upon to hand down opinions still quoted as strong precedents in coal strike cases.  As a partner of his brother-in-law, Hon. John I. MITCHELL, whose sister, Emily, he had married at Mitchell’s Creek, October 5, 1865; he came to Wellsboro and began the practice of law.  During the civil war he served in a Pennsylvania regiment.  As a result of this service, he was for many years head of the G. A. R. in Wellsboro.  Though no relative o the noted Pennsylvania Senator, David CAMERON was a close friend of the late Hon. J. Donald CAMERON.  It was David CAMERON, already a power in Pennsylvania politics, who in 1881 prevailed upon the Republican organization leader to use his influence to secure the election by the state legislature of John I. MITCHELL for United States Senator.  Judge CAMERON’s suggestion was accepted only after the Tioga County lawyer had refused Senator CAMERON’s urgent invitation to accept his support for the same position himself.  MITCHELL’s election met with nation-wide acclaim and broke the existing deadlock between supporters of  Hon. Galusha A. GROW and Hon. Henry W. OLIVER.  David CAMERON returned to Tioga County to the practice of law.  For eleven years, from 1882 to 1893, he served with distinction as United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, drawing hundreds of indictments, not one of which was quashed.  In 1900 he accepted his first major elective office, after refusing the Congressional and Senatorial nominations, appointments to higher court, and to other positions.  Governor William A. STONE appointed David CAMERON at that time to finish out one year of the term of his law partner, former Senator John I. MITCHELL, as President and judge of Tioga County.  Judge CAMERON was again appointed to the bench in 1905 at the death of his successor, Judge Jerome B. NILES, and the Governor’s appointment was popularly approved in subsequent election.  Backed by the temperance forces, and confronted with an array of legal evidence, Judge CAMERON was able to refuse all liquor license applications on the ground of “no necessity.”  His decisions and opinions, particularly those relating to injunctions in mine strike cases, are widely known and cited.  An attorney for mining companies, he was well known throughout the east.  Despite the political influence and powerful associations that were his, it is typical that he consistently used his influence and energies for the advancement of other men and worthy projects.   Imbued early in life with stern Scottish religious tendencies, David CAMERON was all his life a student of the bible.  His many talks and lectures based upon it were of special note, particularly on titled “The Authenticities of the Gospels,” which he repeated in a score of the larger Pennsylvania communities.  This and the classics of literature, history and politics formed the background of a n interest in reading which built for him one of the most extensive libraries in this section of the state.  The best newspapers, periodicals and current books were always at hand, and there were few more familiar with American history and its outstanding me and women.  As an extemporaneous speaker, he was much in demand.  A witty and facile tongue lent sparkle to his public and private discourse.  In his home and in his family reposed his greatest pride and affection.  The honorable careers of his children have reflected credit upon this fond Scotch father and his charming, capable helpmeet the late Emily MITCHELL CAMERON.  The following survive: William R. CAMERON, chief of the bureau of disbursements, HARRISBURG; HON. Peter G. CAMER0N, former State Secretary of Banking, Harrisburg; Ernest M. CAMERON, of Wellsboro; Annie CAMERON ROBERTSON, of San Francisco, and Elizabeth CAMERON BAILEY, of Denver, Colorado.  A son, LEON B. CAMERON died in 1924.  Six grandsons, on granddaughter and on great-grandson also survive.  They are: David CAMERON, of New York City; Robertson C., Frank C., and Leon B., Jr., of Wellsboro; Donald and Emily Jane CAMERON, of Harrisburg; Cameron A. ROBERTSON, of San Francisco and Peter Cameron ROBERTSON. Monday’s Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin says: “Wellsboro’s grand old man has passed to his reward.  David CAMERON, a most remarkable character, was beloved by all who knew him and commanded the respect and esteem of the community n which, as an outstanding citizen and attorney-at-law, he lived so many years.  Despite the fact that he had passed the 90-year mark he continued his law practice until early this year, his mind functioning as keenly as that of many men thirty of forty years younger.  “In the history of his career the youth of today may gain inspiration to of out an f fight the battle of life successfully.  Mr. CAMERON began as a boy worker in the coal mines. He had the ambition to get ahead and won his ways against great odds.  It must have required exceptional courage to work in the mines during the day then study law by lamplight at night, when others were out enjoying themselves, but he did this, and in due time became one of Pennsylvania’s leading legal lights and a political power in the commonwealth.  “Mr. CAMERON grew old gracefully.  He well deserved the warm place in the hearts of his fellow townsmen which he occupied.  That he will be missed by every man, woman and child in Wellsboro goes without saying.”   The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Orrin G, COCKS, D. D., pastor of the church assisted by Rev. C. W, SHERIFF, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  The pallbearers were: Hon. Andrew B. DUNSMORE, Ed MITCHELL, C. E. BENNETT, F. C. WILLIAMS, G. Mason OWLETT, Esq., and H. E. WEBSTER.  Honorary pallbearers were: John DAVIS, Dr. F. H. SHAW, Judge H. F. MARSH, T. A. CRICHTON, Esq., F. M. SHEFFER and William MAC NULTY.  Mrs. Rosa K. HAMILTON sang “There is a Land of Mine Eye Hath Seen”, with Mrs. E. H. GREEN at the organ.  Among those from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Peter CAMERON and Mr. and Mrs. William CAMERON of Harrisburg; David CAMERON of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Peter MARVIN, of Elmira; Mrs. Kate ROBINSON of Elmira; J. M. MITCHELL, of Tioga; Mr. and Mrs. Byron CLARK, Will George BUTLER, Mrs. E. H. ROSS, of Mansfield: Judge A. C. FANNING, and David FANNING, of Towanda; Hon. P. H. DEWEY, Secretary of internal Affairs, of Harrisburg; James CRAWFORD, Frank S. HUGHES Esq., of Blossburg, and Hon. Frank H. MARVIN, of Mansfield.  1932 Apr. 20th, Wellsboro Agitator p.1, 3. Note by Phyllis Hughes-Marino: Sailed to NY from Glasgow on Ship Warren 1848 July 25 with other Tioga County families.

 

CAMPBELL Caroline Beulah Lloyd

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., September 8, 1948, Pg 1

Mrs. Caroline Beulah Campbell Lloyd, aged 69 years, wife of Thomas W. Lloyd, died Wednesday, Sept. 1 at her home, 85 East Avenue, Wellsboro.  She was born at Jersey Mills, PA., April 21, 1879, daughter of Silas and Frances Amelia Tome Campbell.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Gehman of Woodbridge, NJ; three sons, Manford of Mansfield; Gordon of Canton and Robert of Cincinnati, Ohio, and ten grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

CAMPBELL - JANIS M. HEINRICH, 74, of 5 Eherenz St., Wellsboro, died Wednesday Nov. 20, 1991, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital: Wellsboro, after a lengthy illness.  Born Nov. 29, 1916 at Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Mina Mattoon Campbell. She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area. Other than being a homemaker, she was a beautician for many years. She was a voter registration clerk in Tioga County for 12 years and a member of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She was past president of Treasured Stitchery, Wellsboro Chapter of Embroiders Guild of America. Vice president of the Wellsboro Art Club and chairman of the Carft Division, a member of the Tioga County Historical Society and the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. She was proceeded in death by her husband Merle K. Harper, who died in 1941. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Eugenia and William Cate, of Great Falls, VA., and Lorena and James Botsford, of Huston, Texas: three sisters Dorothy Scudder and Mary Maynard both of Wellsboro, and Katherine Clark, of Disputanta, VA: six grandsons and five great grand- children. Calling hours were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Inc., Wellsboro, Sunday, Nov 24. With her pastor, the Rev. C. LeRoy Doverspike officiating.  Burial was made at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Gmeiner Art Center 134 Main St., Wellsbor or the Tioga County Historical Society, Box 724, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901  Submitted Sue Edling & Gary L. Butler.

CAMPBELL Keith
Age 84, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, January 18, 2009. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/19/2009

LEWIS J. CAMPBELL, 87, of Wellsboro RD 6, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1954.  He was a retired farmer.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Maggie E. Campbell; son, Barton L. Campbell of Wellsboro, Glenn W. of Wellsboro RD 6; brother, Robert of Wellsboro RD 6; sister, Mrs. Emory Townsend of Wellsboro; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, where friends may call.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. David Burrows.  Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1954

 

CAMPBELL, May Ruth – Mrs. May Campbell Ruth was born at Galeton, Pa., and died at Bellevernon, Pa., March 22, 1919.  If she had lived until  September 20 she would have been 26 years old.  May was a beautiful Christian character.  She was converted to God in a children’s meeting at a campmeeting held at Coudersport when five years old.  When she was ten years old I had the pleasure of taking her into the church in full connection at East End, Pittsburgh.  Her life was one of constant victory.  In school she was loved by her teachers and school mates.  Her father said of her, “This precious girl never gave us one anxious moment.”  She was an obedient daughter, a loving and thoughtful wife, a tender and affectionate mother, and a noble Christian woman.  Her last testimony in the church was one of victory and triumph.  She arose and with uplifted hand sang, “I’m a pilgrim, I have the victory, I’m going to heaven.”  Then with her face radiant with glory she said, “I am for this old fashioned way of salvation, and for the plain way of the cross.  I am keeping ready for the coming of the Lord.”  Just as she was closing her eyes in death, we said to her, “My dear, you belong to Jesus, you are His.  He will get you through.”  She looked up and said, “Yes” and her pure spirit went to be with Him who gave it.  How she will be missed.  Her home was a home for the saints.  It was a real benediction and blessing to be in the home of Brother and Sister Ruth.  She will be missed in the church, for she was always found in her place in the House of God.  She leaves to mourn their loss a loving Christian husband, a beautiful baby boy twenty-two months old; her father,  Rev. L.N. Campbell, and mother; three sisters, Alta, Mina and Lois, and two brothers, Redfield, all of Wellsboro, and Rev. R.B. Campbell, pastor of the Free Methodist church at Rochestra, Pa.  The funeral was conducted at the home of her father at Wellsboro by the writer.  Text. Mark 14:8 “She hath done what she could.”  Her body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Wellsboro to await the resurrection of the saints. – Laura Lamb.    Wellsboro Agitator, 9 April 1919.

 

CAMPBELL, May Ruth – Mrs. May Campbell Ruth, aged 25 years, wife of Paul Ruth, of Pittsburg, died Saturday.  She is survived by her husband and son, Louis; by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Campbell, of Wellsboro, and the following brothers and sisters – Ray Campbell, of Pittsburgh, and Alda, Mina, Redfield and Lois Campbell, of  Wellsboro.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro yesterday for interment.    Wellsboro Agitator 26 March 1919

 

CAMPBELL - Mildred May Abplanalp
Mildred May Abplanalp, age 80, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home at Wellsboro died on Friday, August 7, 1987 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was born November 14, 1906 in Asaph the daughter of Edwin and Edith (Campbell) Campbell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Abplanalp in 1970.  She was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works former Wellsboro Division and attended Mt. Zion Church.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Gerald Cowan and Mrs. Lester Moses, both of Binghamton, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Velma Osborn of Morris, PA., 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Monday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home at Wellsboro with the Rev. Laverne E. Holliday and the Rev. Janet I. Beahm officiating.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Church or a charity of one’s choice.

 

CAMPBELL - DEAN, Ruth C.
Age 83, of Calkins Lane, Wellsboro, PA, died November 18, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Homer F. Dean. Ruth was born October 26, 1926 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Harold and Irene Wetherbee Campbell. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, a retired employee of the former Corning Glass Works and GTE, Wellsboro, and she enjoyed her family and reading. Surviving are her husband, Homer; daughter, Debra K. Ruppert, Wellsboro, PA; son-in-law, Pete Rupert, Wellsboro, PA; sister, Shirley Gonzales, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Donald W. Campbell, Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren, Corey Dean, Chrissy Tennis and Sabrina Hazelton; two great-grandchildren, Ayden Ruppert and Christian Hazelton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Scott Dean; and grandson, Shawn Ruppert. There will be no public visitation. A private graveside will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery with Pastor Richard Herrlin officiating. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 19, 2009

 

CAMPBELL Silas Perkins

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., December 8, 1926, Pg 1

Silas Perkins Campbell, aged 72 years, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 6, 1926 at 4:45 o'clock, following a stroke at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Lloyd in Wellsboro.  He was born at Cammal, Lycoming County, PA, May 3, 1854.  His wife died about 26 years ago.  Mr. Campbell is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Lloyd; four grandchildren, Thelma, Gordon, Manford and Robert Lloyd, all of Wellsboro and one sister, Mrs. Lafayette English of Morris.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lloyd, on East Avenue, Rev. Dr. George B. Van Waters officiating; interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

DAVID PRIDE CAMERON
David Pride Cameron, of New York City, formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday morning at Elmhurst, Pa., following a lengthy illness.  He was 80 years old. uneral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 am at the Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Canon Harry T. Frownfelter of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  There will be no viewing and the family requests no flowers. Mr. Cameron was born Febuary 26, 1893, in Houtzdale, Pa., the son of William R. and Margaret Williams Cameron.  He attended Dickinson College, and was graduated from Cornell University.  For many years he was an executive with McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New York City.  A veteran of World War I, Mr. Cameron was a Lieutenant in the 3rd Naval Air Force Division, AEF, and served in France.  He also for a time was attached to the US Army Signal Corps. Mr. Cameron was an Episcopalean and a member of Saint Andrews Society of New York, the Union League Club of New York, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his widow, Lillian Beck Cameron, of New York, and three cousins: Leon B., and Frank C. Cameron, both of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Kenneth (Florence Dartt) Becker, of Watsontown.

CAMPBELL –MARY ELIZABETH (CAMPBELL) MAYNARD, age 84, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA.  She was born on May 24, 1918 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Mina E. (Mattoon) Campbell.  Mary was the widow of the late Curtis H. “Bugs” Maynard.  Mary had previously worked for the American Cancer Society and had worked as an accountant in the Wellsboro area for many years.  Mrs. Maynard was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro for over 70 years.  She was a former member of the Tioga Country Club.  Mary enjoyed making crafts for the church Christmas Bazaar and other fundraisers.  She played bridge and was on a bowling league for many years.  She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law; Richard “Dick” and Ivy Maynard of Williamson, PA, Kevin Maynard of Aurora, CO, sisters; Katherine Clark of Richmond, VA, Dorothy Scudder of Wellsboro, PA, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Mary was predeceased by her husband, son; Curtis R. Maynard, grandson; Curtis B. Maynard, a sister and a brother.  Friends may call on Monday, November 25, 2002 from 7 to 9 PM at the Carleton funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Mark Shover officiating.  Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

RALPH E. CAMPBELL, 76, of 5 Ives Street, died Friday, July 8, 1966, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born August 7, 1889, in Delmar Twp., a son of George and Mary Stone Campbell. He was a 40-year member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows here. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Janice Heinrich, Mrs. Mary Maynard and Mrs. Dorothy Scudder, all of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Kathryn Clark, of Woodbridge, Va.; sister, Mrs. Roy Bryant, of Erie; brothers, Homer, of Middlebury Center, and Fred of Grand Island, N. Y.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral was Monday al Kuhl's with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Shaffer, pastor of the Wellsboro First Methodist Church officiated.  Wellsboro Gazette 7-14-1966

CAMPMAN –AILENNE I. BROOKS, 91, of Park Hill manor, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at Broad Acres Heath and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born June 18, 1910 in Morris Run, Pa, a daughter of Clarence and Mae Williamee Campman.  She was the wife of the late Herbert H. Brooks.  She had worked 10 years for the Corning Glass Works Plant in Wellsboro and enjoyed crafts.  She was a member of the Wellsboro Historical Society.  She is survived by two sons, Richard and Erika Mosher of Tioga, PA; Harold J. Mosher of North Port, FL, a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Irene Campman of Wellsboro and sister Elizabeth (Betty) Fuller of Wellsboro; 2 grandchildren, Randy Mosher of Wellsboro and Heidi Lane of Bradford, NY, two great-grandchildren, Steven Lane, Katherine (Katie) Lane both of Bradford, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Interment will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

CAMPMAN – Helen K, Campman, 86, of Wellsboro, died April 10, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1921 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of the late Charles William and Helen Jane Peters Campman. She was a high school graduate and took courses at Syracuse University for her work as a librarian at the Green Free Library, Wellsboro. Helen was a well-respected bank employee, retiring from Citizens and Northern Bank after many years of service. Helen was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Eastern Star and the Wednesday Morning Musicales. She volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and with her church, where she had led the children’s choir. She also played piano at The Green Home. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading and loved her cats. Surviving are sisters, Margaret Etner of Wellsboro, Martha (Thomas) Close of Wellsboro; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charles Leo, Arthur, David and G. Frederick Campman. Friends and family are invited to Helen’s Life Celebration on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be sent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 11 April 2007

CAMPMAN Leonard H.
Absent from the body - Present with the Lord - Of Wellsboro, diedJuly 1, 2008 at the Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Leonard was born March 9, 1912 in Morris, the son of Clarence and Mae Williammee Campman. He retired from Davis Furniture, where he layed carpet for 30 years. Leonard served in the U.S. Army for 5 years, during World War II. Violin making was his hobby, from which he learned the art from a French violin maker in Pittsburgh. Leonard made many nice instruments until his eyesight failed in recent years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, which interests he shared with his wife of 57 years. Leonard attended Cherry Flats Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and looked forward to spending eternity with him. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Irene; daughter, Laura Prior (Tom) of Johnson City, TN; granddaughter, Lydia Blalock (JT) of Portsmouth, VA; grandsons, Daniel (Molly) Matthew and Jonathan Prior of Johnson City, TN; one sister, Betty Fuller of Wellsboro; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and John Blizzard of Union Springs, NY. Leonard was predeceased by a sister, Aileen Brooks. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Cherry Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Hill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leonard Campman's name to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, 2291 Cherry Flats Road, Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/2/2008 - 7/3/2008.

CANIS –MARIAN CANIS SHAW, age 70, of Mansfield RD 3, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1981, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Her husband Leon L. Shaw died in 1978.  Born at Ogdensburg on Oct. 21, 1911, she was the daughter of Francis S. and Bessie M. Treat Canis.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield.  Mrs. Shaw and her husband had formerly owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Mansfield.  She was a registered nurse.  Mrs. Shaw was graduated from Arnot-Ogden Hospital School of Nursing, Elmira, in 1932.  She was a member of Canton Chapter 71, Order of the Eastern Star.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Krause, Williamsport, Mrs. Wilma Taylor, of York; a brother, Elwin Canis of Elmira, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Tussey-Mosher’s, Wellsboro, with the Rev. David Weaver, her pastor officiating.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CARLSON - MRS. ANNA PETERSON
Mrs. Anna Peterson, 82, of 35 Jackson Street, died Wednes-day, May 2, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of J. August Peterson.Born in Antrim on April 10, 1891, she was a daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Estep Carlson. Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are two Sons, Wil-ford C., of Horseheads N.Y.; and John A., of Vestal, N.Y.; a brother, William Carlson, of Antrim, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Fri-day in the church. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Roger B. Kuhn, her pastor, officiated.

CARLSON - Mrs. Nina G. Wetherbee, 53, of Lawrenceville, died at her home Tuesday night, September 21, 1954, after a lingering illness. She was born September 9, 1900, in Antrim, the daughter of Otto and Emma Anderson Carlson. She was a member of the Christian Alliance Church, Corning, NY. She is survived by her husband, Leslie; two sons, Leslie Jr. of Newark, NJ, and Robert at home; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph Maslona of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Edward McNichol of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Joseph Michaluk of Corning, NY, Helen at home and Rita of Newark, NJ; two sisters, Mrs. George Cope of Distant, and Mrs. Howard Byers of Winona Lake, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Services were Saturday at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John DeWolff, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. Harry Straub of Corning officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1954

CARLSON –SYLVIA C. OSGOOD age 56 of P.O. Box 71, Mt. Zion Rd., Wellsboro, PA died Friday (Jan. 10, 1992) at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA after a year and a half illness.  She was born December 21, 1935 in New York City, NY, the daughter of Sylvia B. and Margit Carlson.  A resident of the Wellsboro area most of her life, she was a sales clerk at Bliss Hardware and a bookkeeper for Patterson Lumber for many years.  She was most recently a cashier for the Acorn Markets in Wellsboro, PA.  She was the wife of the late Charles D. Osgood (October 14, 1990).  She was a member of the Wellsboro Riding Club, Northern PA Horse Club Association, Arab El-Kabir Horse Club, Montoursville, The International Arabian Horse Association, the American Horse Show Association.  In 1953 she was a representative for the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival as Miss Pomona Grange, Wellsboro, PA.  Survivors include; one son and daughter-in-law, Joel S. and K. Suzy Young, Bellefonte, PA; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Mary Adelia) Reynolds, Alpine, NY, Mrs. Donald (Mary Annette) Geneski, RD 1, Wellsboro, PA; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Michael B. (Mick) and Laura Osgood, RD 5, Wellsboro, PA; ten step-grandchildren.  Calling hours will be at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral home, 139 S. Main St., Wellsboro, PA, Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 AM with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Tioga County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Wellsboro, PA or the Hope Lutheran Church, Mansfield Rd., Wellsboro, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1992

CARMER - Mrs. Lillian M. McClintock, 97, died at her late home, 1 Queen St., Wellsboro Friday, November 19, 1954. A resident of Wellsboro for 55 years, she was born June 3, 1857, the daughter of Augustus and Mary Ann Palmer Carmer in Stroudsburg. She is survived by one foster daughter, Miss Lulu A. Stull of Washington, DC, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Karl Hess of Bloomsburg. The funeral was at 126 Main Street with the Rev. Harry Frownfelter officiating and burial following cremation, was in Wellsboro cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, November 1954

CARPENTER - MRS. JENNIE C. CROOKS
The funeral was held Monday for Mrs. Jennie C. Crooks, 79, of Wellsboro RD 1, who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Charles Crooks.  She was born in Charleston Twp., Tioga County, on Aug. 30, 1894, a daughte of Robert and Katherine Evans Carpenter.  Mrs. Crooks was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Antrim.  She was a past lady noble grand and an honorary member of the Rebekah Lodge.  Surviving are two sons, Francis, of Vestal, N.Y., and Charles, of Wellsboro, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The Rev. George E. Booth, pastor of the Mansfield Episcopal Church, officiated.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

CARR – Ralph K. Carr, 92, of Hills Creek Road, Wellsboro, died Friday, May 11, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Ralph was born Feb. 7, 1915 in Jersey Shore, the son of the late William R. and Anna Dahlstrom Carr. He was a retired dairy farmer. Ralph was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Carr, in 1989, and his second wife, Betty Carr, in 2007. Surviving are step-children by his first wife, Betty (Donald) Burkholder of Wellsboro, Elvina Grimins of Painted Post, NY, Eugene (Leila) Pepperman of Palmento, Fla.; stepchildren by his second wife, Robert (Louise) Winters of Ulster, James (Joan) Winters of York, Barbara (Dale) Gee of Tioga, PA, Connie (William) Lawton of Wellsboro, Janet (Edward) Buck of Wellsboro, and Cinda Hurlburt of Hagerstown, MD; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 16 May 2007

CARL E. CARSON
Carl E. Carson of Wellsboro, born Feb. 23, 1920 in Wellsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was the son of the late Elmer "E.G." and Eva Lake Carson. He was the president of Carson Investment Company from 1959 until 1984 and vice president of Carson Consumer Discount Company until his retirement in October, 2004. His many business and civic interests included directorships of the Pennsylvania Financial Services Association, Horace Packer Foundation, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, the Green Home, Citizens and Northern Bank, Wellsboro Cemetery, the Penn Wells Hotel and the Bache Foundation. He was an honorary life member of the Wellsboro Fire Department. Carl was involved in many non profit fund raising projects including the Green Free Library, Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro Fire Department and the Packer Park swimming pool, among others. Carl was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Perkiomen School, and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He served as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. Carl was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth D. Carson; a sister, Eleanor Carson Davis; and a grandchild, Laura Murphy. He is survived by his wife, Louise Osmun Carson; son and daughter-in-law, C. Edward (Ted) Carson and Juliann Parsells Carson of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Carson Murphy and John Murphy of Wellsboro; son, William (Bill) Carson of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Anne Carson Carter and David Carter of Binghamton, N.Y.; step-son-Eugene Osmun of Sayre; grandchildren, Thomas Murphy of Columbia, S.C., Edward and Angie Murphy of Denver, Colo., Sueanne Carson, Lindsey Carson, Lauren Carson, and Leanne Carson, all of Wellsboro; Catherine Carter and Kristin Carter of Binghamton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, corner of Queen and Main Streets, Wellsboro on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Mark Shover and Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be made at Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Wellsboro Cemetery in Carl's memory, or to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.

CARSON Elmer G.
Prominent Leader Elmer G. Carson Dies(1968)
Funeral services were held on Sunday at the First Methodist Church for Elmer G. Carson, one of Wellsboro’s outstanding civic leaders. Mr. Carson, founder and chairman of the Carson Finance Co., died last Thursday at his Grand Street home at the age of 80 following a long illness. The Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal church officiated at the services. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  He was born in Charleston Township in 1889. He resided in Wellsboro throughout his adult life. He entered business at an early age and supplied over 10,000 horses to area farmers and lumbermen. He later conducted an automobile agency until 1934.  In 1935, He founded the Carson Finance Co., which he actively directed until 1959. His many business and civic interests included directorships of the Northern National Bank and Trust co., the Tioga County Savings and Trust Co., now known as the Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Growth Resources of Wellsboro, United Fund and Wellsboro Community Swimming Pool. Also he was past President and Director of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, the Wellsboro Hotel Company, and the Pennsylvania Consumer Finance Association; past Treasurer and Director of the Horace B. Packer Foundation; past Board Member and Treasurer of Trustees of the United Methodist Church. 50 year member Ossea Lodge No. 317, F. and A.M. and member of Coudersport Consistory.  In addition to the Wellsboro finance office he also directed operations at several branch offices in Pennsylvania and Painted Post, N.Y.  He is survived by his widow, the former Eva C. Lake Carson; a son, Carl E. Carson; a daughter, Mrs. M. Beach Davis; a brother, Orlando Carson; and seven grandchildren, all of Wellsboro.

CARSON Richard Henry "Dick" Carson
69, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at The Green Home.  He was the husband of Connie Mosso Carson whom he married Jan. 1 1962. Dick was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Stuart and Lydia May Cook Carson.  Surviving are his wife, Connie; son, Craig Carson and wife, Suzanne; daughter, Janet Carson England and husband, Alan; grandchildren, Christopher England, Justin England, Baillee Priset (and husband, Derrick), Jarrad England, Kathryn Carson; siblings (survived), William Carson (Bonnie), James Carson (Pat), Betty Thornton (Jim) and Bonnie Cummings (Rex); siblings (deceased), Carl Carson, Ronnie Carson and Priscilla Sherman. Friends and family are invited to Dick's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating.Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette - December 27, 2011

CASBEER Robert L

Wellsboro Gazette Dec 22, 1993

Robert L. Casbeer, 89, of 400 Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1993, at home. Born Jan. 16, 1904, in Farmington Township, he was the son of Benjamin and Mamie Cady Casbeer. He was a expediting clerk for Ingersol-Rand Co., Painted Post, N.Y. He was a member of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church; a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, Painted Post, N.Y.; a 50-year member and honorary past master of Tioga Lodge No. 373 F. & AM.; and member of the Wellsboro Chapter and Coudersport Consistory.  Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Edna; one daughter, Mary Jane Casbeer of Webster, N.Y; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert B. and  Emma Casbeer of York and Benjamin L. and Janet Casbeer of Middlebury Center; grandchildren, Susan Holtzapple, Beth Novak, Warren Casbeer, David Casbeer and John Casbeer; one great-grandson, Adam Holtzapple; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, on Thursday, Dec. 16, where Masonic services were held.  Services were held Friday, Dec. 17, at the Middlebury Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd J. Witmer officiating.  Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Middlebury Baptist Church.

 

CASE Lura

Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., May 14, 1964, Pg 8

Mrs. Lura Case Lincoln, aged 80, of 71 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, May 12, 1964. She was born November 20, 1883 at Tompkins, PA, the daughter of John and Emma Herrick Case. She was a member of the Wellsboro Baptist Church. Survived by husband, Samuel Lincoln; daughters, Mrs. Floyd McInroy and Mrs. Lewis Shumway, both of Wellsboro. Mrs. Budd Spencer of Wellsboro, RD4; son, Donald of Sweetwater, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 11 gr-grandchildren. Funeral on Friday; burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

CHAMPAIGN, Alice – Alice Neal Champaign, aged 16 years, daughter of Hon. And Mrs. William E. Champaign, of Wellsboro, died Saturday morning, March 15, 1919, at 6:35 o’clock, at a hospital in Ithaca, N.Y., of embolism following a double operation for mastoiditis.  She had been suffering with scarlet fever for several days, when the complications developed which required an immediate operation and Miss Edith Lewis, her cousin, a Red Cross nurse, recently returned from France, was summoned to care for her.  For a few days her condition seemed favorable to recovery, but she suddenly became worse and the end came soon after.  She was born in Wellsboro January 27, 1903, and is survived by her parents, two sisters and one brother.  He father, Hon W.E. Champaign, is a Red Cross field worker stationed at Newport News, Va.; her mother went with her to Ithaca last December to make a home for her while she attended the Ithaca High School, where she was taking the Junior year course.  Her sister, Nellie, is a member of the faculty of the Williamsport High School; her sister Louise, is a student at Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., and her brother, George is in charge of the Travelers’ Insurance Company’s office in Wellsboro. Her brother, First Lieut. William Farle Champaign, who was wounded Sept. 30 in the Argonne advance, died Nov. 14 in Base Hospital No. 48, in France.  The remains were brought home Saturday evening and the funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m.,  Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.  The untimely death of this most lovable girl brings deepest sorrow to all who knew her.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.

 

NELLIE CHAMPAIGN
Miss Nellie Champaign, 90 years old, of 25 Meade Street, Wellsboro died Tuesday, December 28, 1976 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born January 12, 1886 at Arnot, daughter of William and Emma Neal Champaign. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the W. Earle Champaign Post American Legion Auxiliary. She was a retired school teacher. Following graduation from West Chester College, Miss Champaign taught in the Wellsboro and Williamsport Schools for several years before going to Jersey City, NJ, where she spent the major portion of her teaching career at the high school as an instructor of English and History. She is survived by one sister Mrs. Charles (Louise) Snyder of Patton, Pa., with whom she spent her winters, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Rotha Champaign of Wellsboro, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 am at the Tussey Funeral Home with Rev. John J. Dromazos officiating.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. There will be no visitation.  The family will provide flowers.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Green Home.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1976)

CHAMPAIGN, William E, youngest son of a Pine Creek lumberman, who lived to represent his county in the halls of the legislature at Harrisburg, and to be the trusted agent of business concerns in many quarters of the United States, died at his home on Meade Street Thursday afternoon. He was 76 years old. Funeral services Saturday afternoon were conducted at Evans funeral home by the Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D. D., minister of the Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Wellsboro cemetery. Born in Cedar Run, Lycoming county, January 3, 1861, William Ellis Champaign was the youngest son of Peter Champaign and Hannah Sechrist Champaign. His formative years he spent on Elk Run, this county, assisting his father, who was well known as a lumberman-contractor. In early life, he became postmaster at Gaines, then a thriving lumber town, and moved to Wellsboro in 1889. Here, a natural bent for politics and a jovial, democratic, disposition resulted in his election in 1895 as Sheriff of Tioga County. His term was marked by the successful solution of a puzzling murder case. Shortly after the conclusion of his term as Sheriff, in 1889, he was sent to Harrisburg, for two terms as Representative in the General Assembly from Tioga County. During the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, Mr. Champaign was postmaster at Wellsboro. He was first appointed in February of 1907, and re-appointed in February, 1911. He completed his term with a year to spare under the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Lumbering, which he learned as a youth in Gaines and Elk townships of this county, and insurance, were William E. Champaign's chief business interests. For several years he was representative in Mississippi and Louisana of the Southern Lumber Company, but the greater part of his business career was given over to the representation of the Travelers' Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut. It was as this company's agent that he came to Wellsboro in 1889, and it was as state agent for that company that he went for a short time in 1892 to Vermont, returning by preference to Wellsboro. During the World War, he served at the Embarkation Hospital in Newport News, Va., as Associate Field Director for the American Red Cross. "Uncle Billy" Champaign, as he was affectionately known to two younger generations of Tioga county people, was for many years a leader in community affairs. He supported civic enterprises, and was an ardent Republican. He was a member of the IOOF and of the Masonic bodies, and was an early member of Tyoga Country Club. His wife, Emma Neal Champaign, died August 14, 1934. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Nellie Champaign, of Jersey City, N.J.; and (Louise) Mrs. Charles A. Snyder, of Patton; a son, George, of Wellsboro, and a granddaughter, Carol Louise Snyder, of Patton. A daughter, Alice, died in 1919 and a son, W. Earle Champaign died November 11, 1918, in France. For him is named the Wellsboro post of the American Legion. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

CHAPMAN - Annie Jo Howey-Thomas - Age 86, of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died
March 14, 2010 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederick A. Howey, who died in 1989, and the late Raymond Thomas, who died in 2004. Jo was born May 23, 1923 in Brownsboro, TX, the daughter of the late Ruben and Elizabeth Alvis Chapman. She had been owner/operator of The Steak House Restaurant, and was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Jo enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was an avid painter. She was a member of Mary Wells Chapter No. 452 Order of Eastern Star, Gmeiner Art Club, Wellsboro Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Tioga County Amateur Radio Club KA3SCF. Surviving are sons, David (Barbara) Howey and Dale (Joyce) Howey, both of Wellsboro; daughter, Kay (Jerry) Hickman, Leander, TX; six grandchildren, Christina (Geoff) Coffee, Wellsboro, Jennifer Worthington, Wellsboro, Sarah (Wayne) Taylor, Boliver, NY, Shana Hickman and Terry Whisenant of Cedar Park, TX, Donovan (Summer) Hickman, Wichita Falls, TX, and Sean Hickman, Leander, TX; eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Ed (Martha) Chapman; sister, Novella (Thomas) Griffin. She was preceded in death by Annie Jo Howey-Thomas; her parents, two Husbands; granddaughter, Anna Howey; and brother, Sperry Chapman. Friends and family are invited to Jo's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Marion Hartman officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.15.2010

CHILSON
Clarence E. Chilson, 68, of 8 East Ave., Wellsboro, died at his home Wednesday following an illness of two months. Born in Ulysses, Pa., Sept. 29, 1903, he was the son of Edward and Laura Robison Chilson. He was first married to Berniece Shaw who died in 1965. He later married Eva Jane Hughes. Mr. Chilson was a retired 40-year employee of the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works. He retired in 1968.  Surviving are his wife, Eva Jane; two daughters, Mrs. Preston (Ruth) Patterson Jr. of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Thomas of Homestead, Fla,; three sons, Donald of Carlisle, Pa., Thomas of Wellsboro, Pa., and Robert of Montgomery; three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Laura) Benedict of Arnot, Pa., Mrs. James (Lois) Kennedy of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Perot of North Bay; eight brothers; Gordon of Lawrenceville, Noble of Bergen, Cortland of Conneaut Lake, Pa., Hugh of Canisteo, Thearn, Paige and Otto, all New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and Robert of Montesano, Wash. and 19 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHRISTIAN Aubrey Martin Sr,
Wellsboro Gazette - November 15, 1989
Aubrey M (Derb) Christian Sr , 85, of Lake Wales, Fla, formerly of Wellsboro died Thursday Nov 9, 1989 at his home. Born June 30, 1904 in Woodhull, NY he was a son of Lyman and Elizabeth Myers Christian. He retired from the former Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works and moved to Florida in 1970. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Jersey Shore, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Winter Haven, Fla.  He was an avid photographer, archer, leather worker and gem cutter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lee Christian, a daughter, Mrs. Jean Rumsey, of Wellsboro, a son, Aubrey M Jr, in California; a stepdaughter, Mrs. June McMullen, of Wellsboro ; five stepsons, James and John Losmger, both of Florida; Paul Watkins, of Sebring, Fla.; Sheldon Quimby, of Port Ewen, N.Y., and Roger Quimby, of Mountain View, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cooper, of Galeton and Mrs. Daisy Lowery, of Sabinsville, 25 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Services were held Tuesday, Nov.14, 1989 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro. The Rev. C Wayne Diffenderfer, his paster, officiated. Burial was made at the Wellsboro Cemetery. There was no visitation.

CHRISTIAN Jean C Rumsey
Wellsboro Gazette - February 27, 2002
Jean C. Rumsey, 77, of Grant Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 26,2002, in Florida. Born Jan. 10, 1925, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Aubrey M. Christian and the late Charlotte Butler Christian Lundgren. She was the wife of the late Ellsworth F. Rumsey, who died Jan. 15,1996. She was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School, class of 1942, and a retired bank teller for Commonwealth Bank, Wellsboro. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, Wellsboro; life member of Mary Wells Chapter #462 O.E.S., Wellsboro; member of the Gmeiner Art Center, Wellsboro; the American Legion Auxiliary, Wellsboro; and the Ladies of the Moose, Elkland. She" enjoyed art, flower gardening and oil painting. Preceding her in death was her daughter, Joy Ann Dodge, in 1969. Surviving are her Christian life partner, Charles E. Weimar; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Kathleen Rumsey of Lawrenceville, Dale and Lou Ann Rumsey of Wellsboro and Ryane and Jennifer Rumsey of Elkland; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Cinthia and Henry Youngs of Wellsboro, Karen Longabaugh of Wellsboro, Tammy and Chris Goodreau of Norristown; stepsons and stepdaughter-in-law, Earl Weimar of Wellsboro and Randy and Laura Weimar of New Milford, Conn.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren. Friends may call at the Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Friday, March 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph Heagy officiating. Burial will be made at the Wellsboro Cemetery.

Mildred Gertrude Churchill.
OBITUARY:
SMITH, Mildred G, Westfield RD, Pa. June 5 1973 - July 6 1891, born in Little Marsh, Pa., the daughter of Charles and Betty Jane Cooper Churchill, married Henry G Smith June 10 1913, predeceased, survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Ruth) Little, Westfield, Mrs. Churchill (Ethel) Eldridge, Trumansburg, NY., Mrs. Richard (Clara) Young, Wellsboro, Pa.; 2 sons, Charles H Smith, Elnora, NY., and Rev. Stanley A Smith, Siloam Springs, AR.; 1 sister, Mrs. Clair (Alma) Mead, Turtle Point, Pa.; sister in law, Mrs. Mary Gee of Bradford, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, burial at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Pa.

CHRONISTER EFFIE H
Wellsboro Gazette – January 23, 1930
Mrs. Effie H. Chronister Coolidge, wife of Charles O. Coolidge, died at the family home in Delmar on Friday.  She was born in Aurora, Ill on March 1, 1861.  March 16, 1891 she married Charles Coolidge at Sea Home. Washington and came with him at once to the home in Delmar township where she resided until her death.  Mrs. Coolidge is survived by her husband and two sons, Lawrence E. Coolidge of Delmar, and Ernest C. Coolidge, of Newberry.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Coolidge Hollow M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member; burial was made in the Wellsboro cemetery.

CILLEY - MRS. BLANCHE M. HILL
 Wellsboro friends were saddened by the death of Mrs. Blanche M. Hill, 85, of Main Street, Wellsboro who died last Thursday, April 6th at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born August 16, 1886 at Prattsburg, NY, a daughter of Newell and Mary Irons Cilley. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro and a member of the Republican Women's Council of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Hill will be long remembered for her warm and friendly personality.  Children and her very special love for them also played a very important role in her life.  Mrs. Hill possessed very strong convictions in her beliefs of what was right and wrong and lived strictly by them--yet she never failed to be tolerant of others who did not believe or live as she did.  For many, many years, she was a diligent and energetic neighborhood worker in the Republican party. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Helen Hill, at home; a son, Marvin, of Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Pease, of Camp Hill, and Mrs. Henry Eldridge, of Batavia, NY, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held on Sunday in the church.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. R. Blair Moffett, her pastor, officiated.

JAMES R. CISCO
James R. Cisco, 88, of Park Hill Manor, died Friday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born September 26, 1834 in Cowanesque, the son of Frank and Mary Harris Cisco. Mr. Cisco attended the Independent Bible Church, as was a retired saw operator for area lumber mills. He is survived by a son, Rodney J. of Wellsboro; three daughters; Mrs. Doratha Southard of Elmira, Mrs. Marguerite Peterson of Vestal and Mrs. Ruthadel Bliss of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Allen Smith pastor of the Independent Bible Church officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cem- (remainder of obituary is missing)

 

COPP Martha L. Jones

89, of Wellsboro, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Green Home.   She was the wife of Charles H. Jones, who preceded her in death, Nov. 25, 1994. Martha was born March 19, 1924, in Cogan House, the daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Halstead Copp.  She was the owner of Jones Antiques. Martha loved restoring, collecting and selling antiques. A homemaker, she had worshipped at the Little Red Church.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Craig H. and Marcell Jones of Stewartstown; daughter-in-law, Ann Marie Jones of Milford; two brothers, Charles Copp (Janet) of Kanab, Utah, Arnold Copp; sister, Esther Davis, both of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Kristopher Jones of Florida, Lauren Jones of York, Brian and Darin Jones of Milford. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Jones and a brother, Orion Copp. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 'A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in Martha's name to charity of one's choice. Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013

 

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