Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
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.
CLARK –BERNICE C. LYON age 78 of RR 2, Millerton, PA died Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born June 4, 1920 in Brookfield Township (near Westfield, PA) she was the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Ruth Tubbs Clark, whose ancestors were among the earliest settlers in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She was the widow of Robert L. Lyon, who died February 12, 1998. She was a biographee in the Marquis WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN and the Cambridge, England WORLD WHO’S WHO OF WOMEN. Mrs. Lyon served as Pennsylvania State President of Colonial Dames XVII Century, State Director, Daughters of the American Revolution, President of the nine-county Genesee (NY) Council of Area Regents (DAR), East Coast Chairman for nine years; Daughters of the American Colonists. She incorporated the Twin Tiers (NY-PA) Genealogical Society during a ten-year presidency. She organized a chapter of Daughter of the American Colonists and two chapters of Colonial Dames; she was regent of Wellsboro Chapter, DAR, and the Treaty Elms Chapter, Colonial Dames. She headed Friends of the Library and Garden Clubs; she had participated in several other social clubs and organizations, both in Tioga County, PA and in the Corning, NY area where the couple had made their home for many years. Surviving are her brother, Wayne T. Clark of Lawrenceville, RR 1; several nieces and nephews; and their descendants, and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 AM at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA with the Rev. Dr. James F. Bellamy, Pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. –McKay Scrapbook
CLARK, Charles – Charles Clark, aged 70 years, died about one o’clock last Friday morning. He had been in failing health for some time. He was born June 8, 1849, in Delmar, a son of the late Thomas Clark. He was twice married; his first wife, who was Julia Warriner, died about six years ago. His second wife, who was Mrs. Ida Allen, survives him, besides an adopted daughter, Mrs. Albert T. Bowen; a son Ralph Clark, and two brothers, Thomas and Arch Clark. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the I.O.O.F. Wellsboro Agitator 24 Dec. 1919.
DOUGLAS P. CLARK age 18 of the Walsh Road, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, August 31, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there at a time to be announced. Interment, Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by his parents, Philip J. and Dolores Whitney Clark at home; brothers, Airman Steve Clark at Norton Air Force Base, Calif., David Clark at home, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake A. Whitney of Wellsboro, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Clark of Beaver Dams, N.Y., several aunts, uncles and cousins. Douglas was a 1977 graduate of Southside High School and apprentice carpenter with McLaughlin Construction Company. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/1/1977
CLARK EVA KNAUS
Eva (Clark) Age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, October 30, 2006. She was born on March 24, 1918 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of the late George and Iva (Clark) Clark. She was the widow of Clarence C. Knaus who died in 1970. Eva was retired from Broad Acres Nursing Home and enjoyed baking and decorating cakes. Mrs. Knaus is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary A. and Lovie Knaus of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Dawn K. Bryant of Wellsboro, PA; grandson, Daren T. Bryant; granddaughters, Anne Marie Owen (Steve), Lenore Engle (Robert), Jennifer Santucci (Jeff); great-grandchildren, Sean and Kate Owen, Rebecca and Morgan Engle, Lyndsey and Brendon Santucci; three brothers, Jesse Clark (Florence), Irvin Clark (Mary), Leon Clark; two sisters, Margaret Neal (David), Ermina Lyon, all of Wellsboro, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by five brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 3, 2006, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA, at 1 p.m. with Robert Wilcox officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 14 Jul 1937, p. 1
MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING / Harold Clark, of Wellsboro, Killed Instantly Saturday. / Harold Clark, aged 27 years, of Horse Thief Run, near Wellsboro, was instantly killed at 6 o'clock Saturday evening when he was struck by lightening. He had entered an open field on Wellsboro, R. D. 4, during the severe thunder storm and was about to drive in a herd of cattle when the bolt struck him. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Elaine, two sons, Melvin and Milford [sic, Welford] at home; three brothers, Samuel, James and Francis, of Wellsboro, R. D. 1; four sisters Emily, Christina, and Ethel, and Mrs. Eunice Worlington [sic], of Wellsboro, R. D. 4, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clark. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. During the same storm, several large trees in this vicinity were ruined by lightning or wind.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 15 Jul 1937, p. 1
Lightning Bolt Kills Farmer in Field Saturday / A bolt of lightning instantly killed Harold Clark, 27, Saturday afternoon as he entered an open field on the Spencer farm on R. D. 4 to drive a herd of cattle to shelter. Clark's body showed no marks of the powerful current which entered it, Coroner William F. White said, except at a point between two toes where the lightning had evidently made its connection with the ground. The bolt struck at approximately 6 o'clock in the midst of the second of a series of severe thunder storms which visited this locality Sunday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, Esther; a daughter, Elaine; two sons, Melvin and Milford [sic, Welford], all at home; three brothers, Samuel, James and Francis of Wellsboro, R. D. 1; four sisters, Emily, Christina and Ethel, and Mrs. Eunice Worthington [sic], of Wellsboro, R. D. 4. Funeral services at Evans funeral home yesterday preceded burial in Wellsboro cemetery.
CLARK James Ewing Clark
86, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth Little, whom he married Dec. 30, 1950. James was born July 9, 1927, in Washington, Pa., the son of the late Scott Walker and Mary Hartman Clark. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in agriculture. James was the owner of various local businesses during his lifetime. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro and served as an Elder. James was a proud resident of Wellsboro. He was a 16 year member and past president of the Wellsboro Area School Board, past president of GROW, member and president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of Rotary, Tyoga Country Club, president of Kelsey Creek Investors Club and an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. James was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott Walker Clark and Margaret Crosby Clark of Wycombe; daughter, Lynn Ellen Clark of Kensington, Md.; grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth Clark, senior at William and Mary College and Michael James Clark, sophomore at University of Vermont. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Hartman Clark. Friends and family are invited to James's Life Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in James's memory to First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – October 2, 2013
MANSEL R. CLARK
Mansel R. Clark, 62, of Elmira, N.Y., a native of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 6, 1973, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1911, a son of earl and Cara Knapp Clark. Mr. Clark was employed as a machinist by the Kennedy Valve Co., Elmira. He was a member of Galeton Moose Lodge 4964, the Elmira Legion of Moose and Corning, N.Y., Eagles Lodge 2299. Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Guernsey; two daughters, Mrs. WilmaO’Dell, of Knoxville, and Miss Irene Clark, Of Elmira; three step-daughters; Mrs. Sheila Harris, of Wellsburg, n.Y., and Misses Dianna Brink and Debbie Brink, at home; a stepson, Kevin Rogers, of Elmira; his step-mother, Mrs. Ethal Clark, of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Leon Treat, of Elmira; two brothers, Milton, of Covington, and Morton, of Woodbridge, Va., 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at Spink’s, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis E. Mann, pastor of the Valley View Assembly of God Church, Knoxville, officiated.
Philip J. CLARK
Wellsboro Gazette Oct 22 1980
Phillip J. Clark, 48, of 901 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, Florida, a Wellsboro native, died Wednesday, October 15, 1980, in New Port Richey following a brief illness. Born April 14, 1932, he was a son of Ray and Dora VanOrder Clark Mr. Clark was manager of Rosenbaums at the Arnot Mall, Horseheads, N.Y. for 13 years. He was a businessman in Elmira for a total of 25 years. He moved with his family to Florida in July where they have a home and a small business. A graduate of the former Charleston High School he attended Mansfield State College and the Jean Summers Business School, Elmira, N.Y. Mr. Clark was a veteran of the Korean Conflict He is survived by his wife Dolores (Dolly) Whitney Clark; 2 sons, SRC Stephen Clark stationed in West Germany and David Clark at home, parents, Ray and Dora VanOrder Clark of Beaver Dams, N. Y., 1 brother, Raymond Clark of Corning, N.Y, father and mother-in-law, Jake and Gertrude Whitney of Wellsboro He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Clark. Private funeral services were held at The Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro with the Rev. George Barto III officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Submitted by Gary L. Butler
Wellsboro Agitator – November 12, 1919
Mrs. Maude Close Wetherbee aged 21 years, wife of Hugh Wetherbee, of Delmar, died last week Tuesday at the Blossburg hospital. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. G. B. Close, and one sister, Margaret. The funeral was held Thursdav afternoon at two o'clock; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
CLEON H. COBB
Cleon Henry Cobb, 61, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Friday, Nov. 2, 1973, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Nov. 27, 1911, in Westfield, a son of Leroy S. and Chloe Loucks Cobb. He was a member of Ossea Lodge 317, F&AM; Royal Arch Chapter, Coudersport Consistory; the North Elk Run Grange and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Cobb was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Beatrice Earl; three sons, Duane, of Lawrenceville, John, of Wellsboro, and James, of Wellsboro RD 2; a brother, Harry, of Mansfield RD 1; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Monk, of Wellsboro RD 3, Mrs. Gladys Mack, of Tioga, and Mrs. Clara Spencer, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Loraine Clay, of Hyattsville, Md., and six grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. F. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.
COBB Harry L. Cobb
85, of Wellsboro, died at his home, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was the husband of Nancy Covert, whom he married on Dec. 14, 1995. Harry was born March 3, 1928, in Westfield Township, the son of the late Leroy S. and Chloe Loucks Cobb. He was formerly employed by Borden Food Products, Wellsboro, having retired in 1990. Harry was a member of First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, and a member of Mansfield VFW. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Connie Cobb of Millerton; daughter, Edna Cobb of Wellsboro; step-son, Freeman Covert of Arkport, N.Y.; step-daughter, Robin Palmer of Wellsboro; 13 step-grandchildren, Brianna (Tyler) Gilmore, Jessica, Mikayla, Palmer-Bacon, Jaime, Emma, Palmer, Kyla Covert, Chris Putalavage, Daron Butcavage, Brendon Steigerwalt, Jack and Glenn Isaacson, Shelly (Chris) Ogden, Misty (Mark) Pettit; ten great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews he took in as his own, Garry (Betty) Gulliver, Beverly (Robert) Baker, George (Dori) Gulliver, Judy (Kenneth) Romphf, Philip, (Kim) Gulliver. Harry was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Cobb; brother, Cleon Cobb; sisters, Mildred Monk, Gladys Mack, Clara Spencer, Laraina Clay. Friends and family are invited to Harry's Life Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Friday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made in Harry's name to First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – September 18, 2013
COBB - GREENFIELD
Rosalind C. Age 89, of Wellsboro, PA, died August 10, 2005 at the Carleton Senior Care Center. She was the wife of the late James L. Greenfield, to whom she was married for 44 years; and the late Elgin C. Sink, who died May 1, 1956. Rosalind was born January 9, 1916 in Corning, New York, the daughter of the late Agnew and Agnes Dininny Cobb (Edwards). She was predeceased by her nephew, Joey Fox, in 1979; and her sister, Malvina Fox, in 1990. Mrs. Greenfield is best remembered for her love of animals and her devotion to their human treatment and rehabilitation. Rosalind lived in her home on the Stony Fork Road for 33 years where she enjoyed her animals, knitting, and gardening. Earlier in her life, "Roz" and "Jim" were active in playing golf and Bridge. Additionally, Rosalind was known for her "mean" game of poker. In the fifties and sixties, she wrote a humorous golf column for the Wellsboro newspapers under the pseudonym of "Birdie Par Bogie". Surviving her are her son and daughter-in-law, Elgin E. Sink and Susan Jones Sink, Wayne, PA; granddaughter, Christy Sink Myers (husband, Michael); and grandson, Dana E. Sink, both of New Cumberland, PA; three great-grandchildren; and a niece, Marina "Posey" Fox of Gaithersburg, MD. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. The family will receive visitors from 10 to 11, followed by a brief service at 11 a.m. Committal will follow in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Dogs for Disabled Americans, PO Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583.
COCKS - LAURA C. COX
Laura W. Cocks Cox, 86, of Wellsboro died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 4, 1914, in Maplewood, N.J., she was the daughter of Dr. Orrin G. and Evelyn O'Laughlin Cocks. Dr. Cocks was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro from 1922 to 1942. Mrs. Cox graduated from the Wellsboro Area High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, in 1936, and earned a master's of religious education in 1937 from Hartford Theological Seminary in Hartford, Conn. She married Robert F. Cox Sr. on June 24, 1939, in Wellsboro, where they raised four children: Evelyn S. Turner of Punta Gorda, Fla., Barbara C. Davison of Elverson, Robert F. Cox Jr. and David S. Cox, both of Wellsboro. Additionally, she is survived by 11 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker, a member of the Wellsboro Friday Club, past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Lawyers Wives, a deacon and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, where she also taught Sunday school and was a former director of youth activities, and a member of the Ministerial Relations Committee of Northumberland Presbytery. The family will receive friends at the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Robert K. Greer officiating, followed by a greeting with family and friends in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be made at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family. If desired, memorial donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home,Wellsboro.
COCKS Orrin Giddings Jr.
MYERS Jean M Cocks
FIRE KILLS PENNSY COUPLE
(Richard wrote under the title 1-7-77)
Orrin G. Cocks Jr. and his wife Jean, both 67, formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday in Watsontown, Northumberland County, PA., when fire destroyed their home. Mr. Cocks was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School and a graduate of St. Lawrence University where he received his bachelor of arts degree and master of education. He moved to Watson town in 1942 as supervising principal of the school district. In 1955 he was made chief administrator of the Warrior Run School District and in 1966 he became superintendent of the school district, a post he held until his retirement in 1972. Both were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown where Mr. Cocks was an elder. He also was a trustee of Williamsport Area Community College and a member of the Pennsylvania State and the National Education Associations. Mrs. Cocks was a graduate of St. Lawrence University. Wellsboro Cemetery
ORRIN G. COCKS
MYERS JEAN L. COCKS
Wellsboro Gazette – January 12, 1977
Orrin G. Cocks, 67, and his wife Jean L. Cocks, also 67, died at their Watsontown home as the result of a fire last Wednesday, January 5, 1977. Orrin G. Cocks, retired superintendent of the Warrior Run School District and a trustee of the Williamsport Area Community College, was born Aug. 11, 1909, in New York City, N.Y., a son of Orrin G. Sr. and Evelyn G. O'Loughlin Cocks. A former Wellsboro resident, he was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Loomis Institute, Windsor, Conn. He attended Union College and was graduated from St. Lawrence University, from which he also received a master's degree. He did graduate work at Bucknell and the Pennsylvania State Universities. Mr. Cocks came to Watsontown in 1942, after having been a principal in the Tobyhanna School District, Monroe County. In 1955, he was named chief administrator of the Warrior Run School District, becoming superintendent in 1966 and retiring from that post in 1972. He had served as a trustee on the board of the Williamsport Area Community College since 1971. A member of First Presbyterian Church, Watsontown, he also had served as an elder. Mr. Cocks was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Assn., the Pennsylvania School Study Council, the National Education Assn. and Susquehanna Valley Chief Administrators. He also was a member Of Watsontown Lions Club. His wife, Jean L., was born Sept. 30, 1909, in Ingersoll, Ont., Canada, a daughter of George A. and Georgiana McIntyre Meyers. She was a graduate of St. Lawrence University. Also a member of First Presbyterian Church, she also was a member of the Watsontown Guild. The couple is survived by four sons, Orrin G. 3rd, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Stuart, of Baltimore, Md., George, of Easton, and James, of Turbotville RD 2, and 14 grandchildren. Mr. Cocks also is survived by a brother, the Rev. Robert Cocks, of Williamsport, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Cox, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mary Dunsmore, of Honesdale. Mrs. Cocks also is survived by a brother, Robert Meyers, of Wellsboro. Memorial services were held Friday evening in the church at Watsontown with the Rev. H. Timothy Halverson, their pastor, officiating. Committal services were held Saturday afternoon in Wellsboro Cemetery.
COLE Elizabeth “Betsey”
Wellsboro Agitator – June 11, 1889
Death of Mrs. Erastus Fellows – The Oldest Resident of this Borough Laid to Rest
Mrs. Erastus Fellows died at her home - the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. E. J. Purple, in this borough late last Wednesday night. She had been feeble for a considerable time; and apparently her death was not the result of disease but of the gradual sapping of the vital powers by extreme old age. She is believed to have been the oldest person in Wellsboro at the time of her death, and excepting a few who were born here she had been longest a resident of the borough. Mrs. Fellows was born in Maryland, Otsego county, N. Y., on the 25th day of August, 1795, her maiden name being Betsey Cole. She evidently received a liberal education for that early day, for at the age of seventeen she became a schoolteacher at Coeymans, Albany county, N.Y. Her first husband was Mr. Moses Johnson, whom she married in Dutchess county, N. Y. In 1819 the, young couple moved to Wellsboro and took up their residence in the log house of John Dort, which stood on the spot where the Farmer’s Hotel now stands, on Charleston street. Two children were born to the pair – the late Newton B. Johnson, of this borough, and Mrs. Almira Coates, of Elkland. Moses Johnson died in 1820, and in 1827 his widow married Mr. Erastus Fellows, and for many years the couple kept the hotel known all over the county by the name of its proprietor, in the building now called the "Farmer’s Hotel.” Mr. Fellows was a popular landlord and his house enjoyed a large patronage although no liquor was sold in it so long as it remained in his hands. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fellows. One died in infancy; and of the others, Rachel, wife of Mr. E. J. Purple, is a resident of this borough, Homer F. and Norris W. are prominent and useful citizens of Springfield, Mo., and Mary, who became the wife of A. M. Spencer, of Canoe Camp, died quite recently. Mrs. Fellows, although reared as a Baptist, became one of the original nine members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this borough. That Church was organized here in 1830, and from that time up to her death Mrs. Fellows remained a faithful member of it. She was an excellent and helpful woman, who looked well after the ways of her household and reared a family of boys and girls who became useful and honorable men and women. Her funeral was held at Mr. Purple's residence on Charleston street last Sunday afternoon, and it was largely attended by the older residents of the village and surrounding country. The services were conducted by Rev. O. S. Chamberlayne, poster of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev, J. V. Calkins, former pastor of the Presbyterian Church, made an interesting address largely of a local historical nature. The pall-bearers were Messrs. William Bache, R C. Cox, L. A. Gardner, Henry Sherwood, Charles Toles and Moses Wingate.
The Tioga Eagle - July 11, 1849.
Died in Wellsboro on the 4th 'of July, 1849, ROYAL COLE, in the 90th year of his age. He was born in the year 1760, in the State of Rhode Island. In the year 1780, though but a boy, he volunteered his services to guard the cattle of the settlers on the frontiers from the British and Indians. As winter approached, his services not being needed any longer to protect the cattle of the settlers, he volunteered to supply the place of his sick brother in the armv, and spent the winter of 1781 in: the army of Washington. After peace was established he removed to the state of New York, where he remained until the year 1817. When the War of 1812 broke out with Great Britain, his eldest son was a volunteer, and received mortal wound at the battle of Queenstown. The heroic old father, when he heard of the death of his son, immediately prepared to supply his place. Winter was approaching and he had a young and helpless family of girls to provide for, and but small means to aid him. In the face of these objections, he shouldered his musket and knapsack to avenge the death of his son. He remained in the service of his country nearly the whole of the following year, and participated in some of the stirring events that surrounded that took place on the banks of the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain. In the year 1817, himself and family emigrated to this village, and located near where the Methodist Church now stands. It is impossible to imagine at this time the difficulties that surrounded the first settlers of this country; without mills or roads, and many times without provisions or the possibility of obtaining them; without luxuries or even necessaries; and worse than all, surrounded by utter destitution, and the country scourged in summer by the most malignant fevers; it needed the resolution and energy of a Kentucky pioneer to succeed. But Mr. Cole was eminently qualified to succeed in all those requisites. He was bold, hospitable and energetic, qualitites that endured him to his friends and made him useful as the pioneer of a new country. The last years of his life his pecuniary circumstances were good and the kindess of his relations made his old age happy and contented. Mr. Cole was eminently a patriot. He had a heart full of hope and manly trust in the glorious institutions of our free republican country. When but a boy he showed his confidence in the “experiment for freedom,” and bared his breast to the worse than British bullets, the inclement winter of 1781 in the army of the Revolution. In later life, when smarting under the loss of his first born son, who had been killed defending the liberties, he fought to establish; too old to be drafted and unfitted to endure the fatigues of a campaign; nothing daunted when his country called he answered in person to the call for volunteers; and as long as his country needed, he remained in the service. He always regarded the 4th of July as the greatest of days and never failed to celebrate it in a becoming manner. Its approach was hailed with the warm feelings of a patriot, and when his disease threatened his life, as early as the month of March, he told his friends that he desired to live to see another 4th of July, and then he would die in peace. Strange as it may seem, he lingered on in the full enjoyment of his mental faculties up to two o’clock of the 4th, when he heard the noise of cannon. “Now,” said he, “I am ready to go,” and calmly composing himself, with his relatives around his bedside, he quietly breathed his last about 3 o’clock of that day. – Seventy-three years from the Nation’s Birthday, and sixty-eight from the time he volunteered to fight for her liberties he closed his career – a moral and an honest man; a good husband and a good neighbor; leaving behind him a large and respectable number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
COLEGROVE - MRS. THOMAS HALL
Mrs. Anna M. Hall, 75, wife of Thomas Hall, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Monday, Jan. 14, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born April 2, 1896, in Delmar Twp., a daughter of Fred and Kate Renslow Colegrove. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Donald, of Wellsboro RD 4; two daughter, Mrs. Ruth Snyder, of Avis, and Mrs. Richard Webb, of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Deuerlein, of Seminole, Fla., and Miss Gladys Colegrove, of Emporium, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William A. Snyder, her pastor, officiated.
COLEGROVE, Fred A. - Wellsboro - Committal services for Fred A. Colegrove, 65, of Lock Haven, Pa., were conducted in the Wellsboro Cemetery Thursday, Oct. 3, 1935. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. THOMAS HALL of Wellsboro, Mrs. GEORGE DEVERLEIN of Corning and Miss GLADYS COLEGROVE at home.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, April 6, 1904, Pg 1
Mrs Anna Ives, aged 62, died on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Herbert Radeker. An obstruction of the liver caused death. The deceased was a daughter of Michael Collins. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. N. L. Reynolds, were held from the house on Monday afternoon.
COLLINS - SHUMWAY, Helen L.
Age 85, of Horseheads, died Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Helen was born February 14, 1925, daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Mosso) Collins. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas W. Shumway. Helen is survived by her children, with their families, Sandra J. Shumway of Horseheads; Shirley A. Weigand of Horseheads, with James Barbieri, and her sons, Jason ( Lara) and Matthew Weigand; Susan M. Santucci of Horseheads, with husband Stephen, and sons, Jeffrey (Jennifer) and Brent; James H. Shumway of Horseheads, with wife Jean, and daughters, Lori (Bruce) Cowl, and Teri (Craig) Hall; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Ryan Weigand, Lyndsay and Brendan Santucci, Andrew Shumway, Amber Cowl, and Elaina Hall. Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and James Walker of Wellsboro, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Eleanor Collins of Florida; special nephews, Steven and Kent Walker of Wellsboro; along with several other nieces and nephews. Helen was retired from Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Wellsboro Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Helen with a donation to The Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira NY 14902. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.27.2010
RAY O. COLLINS
Ray O. Collins, 83, RD, Knoxville, died December 21, 1976 at the Westfield Home for the Aged, Westfield. He was born in Pennsylvania, December 5, 1893, the son of Erwin and Carrie Ott Collins. He was a prominent cattle dealer in the Cowanesque Valley area. He is survived by his wife, Albertine, Sons, Boyd Collins, Tioga, RD; Percy Collins, Athens; Donald Collins, Crooked Creek; Ray Collins, Jr., Fort Pierce, Florida, Sisters, Mrs. Floy Austin, Wellsboro; Mrs. Vada Mae Galloway, Rochester, NY, Brothers, Wae Collins, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Erwin Collins, Pampano Beach, Florida. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland on Friday, December 24 with Rev. Robert Bracey officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1976)
COLLINS Sue C Tome
Wellsboro, Pa. - Sue C. Tome, 90, a resident of the Green Home died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1984, at the nursing home. She was born Oct. 29, 1893 in English Center Center, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Ellen Ferrell Collins. Her husband, Charles Tome, died in 1942. She is a retired employee of the former Corning Glass Works' Wellsboro division and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Lyman of Roulette a brother Gerald Collins of Wellsboro, RD 3; two grandchildren, five great grand - children and several nieces and nephews. No calling hours will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peters Catholic Church, The Rev. John T. Albosta officiating. Burial will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery.
COMSTOCK Milen C. Comstock
86, of Pearl Street, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Jeannette Smith Knowlton Comstock whom he married Feb. 27, 2008. Milen was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Miles and Laura Calhoun Comstock. He was owner of Comstock TV in Wellsboro, for over 50 years. He put the first antennas and televisions in Wellsboro. Surviving are his wife, Jeannette; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Flossie Comstock of Wellsboro; step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Cynthia Knowlton, Kyle Knowlton, Marty and Tammy Knowlton, all of Wellsboro; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Krista and Steve Hand of Wellsboro; 11 step-grandchildren and 13 great- step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Stevenson Comstock. Friends and family are invited to Milen's Life Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 2011
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 24 May 1995, p. 8
Arthur Confer, 81, of 140 Culter Ave., Corning, N.Y., died Sunday, May 21, 1995, at home. Born July 6, 1913, in Ansonia, he was the son of John and Lena Riddell Confer. He graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1931 and married Marion Baldwin on Oct. 19, 1935, in Gaines. Confer was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, Chapter of the I.O.O.F., the AARP, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Railroad Breakfast Club. He served in the U.S. Army Railroad Transportation Corps in Germany during World War II. He was a conductor with the New York Central Railroad for 41 years, when he retired with Conrail in 1974. Surviving are his wife, Marion, at home; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee and Martin Freitas of Holden, Mass.; three grandchildren, Thomas Martin Freitas, Anne Leslie Friedland and Mariam [sic] Alison Mellin; one great-granddaughter, Margo Sivan Friedland. There were no calling hours. Services were held Tuesday, May 23, at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, N.Y., with the Rev. Jorge Gutierrez officiating. Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Corning Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar St., Corning, N.Y., or the American Heart Association, 530 W. Church St., Elmira, N.Y. 14905.
CONFER - FRENCH, Gladys I.
Age 78, of Tioga, PA, diedOctober 13, 2008 at home. She was born May 21, 1930 in Ansonia, PA, the daughter of John and Eva Schoonover Confer. Gladys was a retired Teacher's Aide at R.B. Walter Elementary School, and also worked at Brackley's Market. She was a member of Valley Alliance Church. Gladys is survived by her husband of 26 years, Donald; a son, George Gary Healey of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Charles Jaynes of Lawrenceville, PA; two granddaughters, Allison Healey of Lawrenceville, PA, Lynn Padgett of Addison, NY; a brother, James Confer of Ansonia, PA; three sisters, Betty Dickinson of Ittisburg, PA, Rosa Buck of Lawrenceville, PA, and Margaret Blackwell of Ansonia, PA. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jesse Healy; a son, Steven J. Healy; a brother, John Confer; and a sister, June Walushka. Funeral services for Gladys will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Rev. Carl Bergerson officiating. Burial will follow in Wellsboro Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/15/2008
CONVERSE Achsah - WOOD Achsah - Mrs. Achsah Wood, one of Wellsboro's oldest residents, being nearly 89 years of age, died last Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. [Susan] George O. Derby, on Central avenue. Up to a few weeks ago Mrs. Wood had been in good health, considering her age, when she was stricken with paralysis. Mrs. Wood was born in Connecticut, and was married to Harvey Wood in 1834. Mr. Wood was killed by the card near Port Jervis, NY, about 48 years ago, and since that time Mrs. Wood had resided in Wellsboro. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Derby, she is survived by two sons, Emery H. Wood, of this borough, and Henry Wood, of Deposit, NY. The deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. She was of a quiet and retired disposition and was respected and esteemed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held from the house on Monday afternoon; Rev. A.C. Shaw officiating. The pall-bearers were Mrs. Wood's son, E.H. Wood, her son-in-law, Geo. O. Derby, her grandsons, Geo. H. and Edward H. Derby, and her great grandsons, Frank W. and Ralph Derby. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 17, 1905, p.14
CONVERSE - Mrs. Achsah Wood, aged nearly 89, died at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. George O. Derby, in this borough, about 10 o'clock Saturday morning, after an lllness of about four weeks. About a month ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis which affected her throat, and she was able to take little or no nourishment. Up to that time Mrs. Wood had enjoyed good health aside from being troubled with rheumatism, with which she had been afflicted for the past ten or twelve years. Mrs. Wood was born in Thompson, Connecticut, August 26,1816. She came to Wellsboro in 1856, when she had since resided. Her husband, Mr. Harvey Wood, was killed in a railroad accident near Port Jervis, N.Y., in 1858. Her three children, Mrs. George O. Derby and Mr. Emery Wood, of this borough, and Mr. Henry H. Wood, of Deposit, N.Y., are all surviving. One sister, Mrs. Esther Aldrich, of Warrenville, Conn., also survives her. Mrs. Wood had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter on Central avenue on Monday afternoon at 8 o'clock, Rev. A. C. Shaw, D.D. officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator - August 16, 1905 (Note: Mother, Susannah Converse is living with her on the 1880 Wellsboro census)
COOK - CLARKE, Carol Cook
Age 83, of Wellsboro, PA, diedSeptember 3, 2008 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Malcolm; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffery and Alma Cook of Sussex, England; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Debbie Graham of Roanoke, VA, Michael and Robin Clarke of Painted Post, NY, James Clarke of Lansing, IL, and Terry Dunn of Canandaigua, NY; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Carol was born November 17, 1924 in London, England, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Cook. She completed her schooling in England and volunteered to serve her country as part of the Land Army in World War II. Upon arriving in the United States, Carol worked as LPN in a private practice as well as Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Later she worked in clothing retail for Dunham's Department Store and owned and operated the children's clothing store, Small World, as well as teaching fashion merchandising at the Allentown Business School. Carol was extremely involved in her community. She served on various Laurel Festival committees, was a founding member of the Wellsboro Women's Chorus and was an integral part in creating the first Dickens of a Christmas. She was an avid golfer as a member of the Tyoga Country Club and was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wellsboro American Legion. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with calling hours from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday, September 6, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue, Wellsboro, with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations in her memory be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601. A special thanks to her home health care providers, Lori Ricci and Shelby Beecher, for their outstanding care, and Debrah Cuda of the Area Agency on Aging for her guidance and support over the years. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2008
COOK George N. Age 87, of Jackson Street, Wellsboro, PA, died October 4, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Rosella M. Copp Cook whom he married February 6, 1949. George was born December 20, 1917 in Fallbrook, PA, the son of the late James D. and Martha Lewis Cook. He was a retired employee of the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. George was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Rosella M. Cook; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Edmund Osgood, Wellsboro; sons and daughter-in-law, William Cook, Wellsboro, and Edward and Melissa Cook, Rancho Sante Fe, CA; four grandchildren, Eric, Laura, Jamison and Jordan Cook; sisters, Martha Greenfield, Blossburg, and Edna Brooks, Danville, KY; brother, Edward J. Cook, Boise, Idaho. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Cook. Friends and family are invited to George's Life Celebration on Saturday, October 8, 2005, 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. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.
The Wellsboro Agitator, June 18, 1902
COOLIDGE - Mrs. Aurilla H. Bodine, aged 85, the widow of Mr. Ellis M. Bodine, died Friday evening in Wellsboro of old age. Her death occurred at the home of her stepson’s widow, Mrs. A.L. Bodine. For a year past she had been confined to her bed much of the time owing to her increasing feebleness. The deceased had spent practically the whole of her long life in Wellsboro. She was a daughter of Mr. Amos Coolidge, who died over 50 years ago, and was for many years one of the most active and prominent residents of this place. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Bodine, which occurred about 40 years ago, Mrs. Bodine served for considerable time and with great efficiency as a teacher in various schools in this section. She became the mother of two children: Mr. Henry F. Bodine, of Billings, Montana, who survives her, and Miss Ida Bodine, who died when 25 years old. She is survived also by five of her nine stepchildren, most of whom she reared. Mrs. Bodine’s husband died in 1889, and shortly after she went to reside in the home of her stepson, Mr. A.L. Bodine, where she spent the remainder of her life. The deceased was from childhood a most devoted member of the Methodist Church. She possessed great force of character and many Christian graces, which had attracted to her numerous friends. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Joseph Dennis, assisted by Rev. Dr. A.C. Shaw, were held Sunday afternoon from the home of Mrs. A.L. Bodine. A quartette of singers from the Methodist choir sang appropriate hymns in a very edifying manner, and Mrs. A.L. Bodine expresses earnest gratitude for the comfort their music afforded.
COOLIDGE CHARLES O.
Wellsboro Gazette – December 11, 1930
Prominent Delmar Man Dies at Seventy-Four
Charles O. Coolidge, aged 74 years, a lifelong resident of Delmar, died Monday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m., after an illness of about a year. He was born January 14, 1856, on the farm where he died, now the home of his son, L. E. Coolidge. He was a son of William and Mary Coolidge. Mr. Coolidge is survived by two sons, Lawrence E. Coolidge, of Delmar, and Ernest Coolidge, of Newbury; also by five grandchildren and three brothers, L. D. Coolidge of Woodbury, NJ, Gilbert Coolidge of Delmar and Fred C. Coolidge, of Wellsboro. Mrs. Coolidge died in January 1930. Mr. Coolidge spent all his life in this vicinity except for about four years residence in the west in early life. He was a member of the Methodist church and a member of the grange. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home and at 2:30 at the Coolidge Hollow M. E. church, Rev. M. S. Blair, pastor of the Church of Christ, of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Coolidge, Frederick Alan age 76, of 137 Holly Southwest, Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Wellsboro, Pa. Friday August 31, 1973 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. William Snyder. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by wife Mabel Boyce Coolidge; one son Alan L. Coolidge of Grand Rapids; one grandson Paul; one brother Paul Coolidge of Bethesda, Maryland; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Coolidge was a retired salesman, member of the United Methodist Church of Candor, N.Y. Mr. Coolidge was born November 23, 1896 in Coolidge Hollow, the son of Fred C. and Harriett Smedley Coolidge.
COOLIDGE FRED C.
Wellsboro Gazette – October 20, 1949
Fred C. Coolidge, who died Monday, Oct. 10, at the home of his son, Howard, on Queen street, was married twice, first to Harriet Smedley on April 28, 1891, who died July 16, 1906. Two sons were born to this union; Howard and F. Alan of Michigan. The following year on August 7, 1907 he was married to Mazie Iola Keeney, who died September 13, 1927. Their son is Paul S. Coolidge, of Washington, D. C. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Alan, Jr., of Wayland, Mich.; Mrs. Rowland Brown, Oneonta, N. Y.; John C. of Penn State and Mary Ellen, of Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre; Carol, David and Jack, of Washington D. C.. For 14 years Mr. Coolidge had the post office, store and cheese factory at Coolidge Hollow (Sweetbriar) and later for seventeen years operated a general store on Charleston street.
Death of Mrs. John Steele Mrs. Alice Copestick Steele, aged 79 years widow of the late John Steele died Sunday morning the 24 January 1926 at the home of her daughter Mrs. H.L. Reed. She was born Dec. 18 1846 in Philadelphia, a daughter if Charles and Isabelle Gorrie Copestick and spent most of her life in Wellsboro and vicinity. Mrs. Steele is survived by five children Prof Raymond M Steele of Mansfield, Mrs Bert Wilcox of Antrim, Mrs. H. L. Reed of Wellsboro, Robert C. Steele of Buffalo, and Mrs. William Marshall of Summit Canal Zone Panama she is also survived by two brothers Chas. Copestick of stony fork and by her twin brother Thomas Copestick of Delmar. The funeral was held Saturday at 2 O’clock at the First Baptist Church Rev. M.E. Hare officiating interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
COPP, Barbara - MRS. DURWOOD HAMILTON
Mrs. Barbara Ann Hamilton, 35, wife of Durwood Hamilton, Bath, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, June 6, 1972, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. Mrs. Hamilton had been employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bath. She was a member of the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church. A native of Wellsboro, she was born June 23, 1936, a daughter of Stuart E. and Eleanor Buss Copp. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Michele and Valerie, and a son, Joel, all at home; her parents and a sister, Mrs. Norma Tubbs all of Wellsboro, three brothers, Harlan, also of Bath, John and Stuart E. Jr., both of Wellsboro, and paternal grandfather, Frank Copp, Corning, N.Y. The funeral was held Thursday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn E. Smith, her pastor, officiated.
COPP – David L. Copp, aged 85 years, a Civil War veteran, died at his home on Central Avenue at 10:30 o’clock Sunday night (Mar. 6, 1932). He leaves two sons, Harry of Clyde, NC and James of Wisconsin; a daughter, Mrs. Perry of Delmar; and a sister, Mrs. Martha Brown of Blossburg. He was born April 16, 1847. The funeral will be held this afternoon, Rev. E. Becker Brownell, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 9 March 1932, p.3
COPP - Fay L. Copp, 80, of RD#7, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 24, 1987 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 12, 1907, at Ansonia, Tioga County, he was the son of Frank and Mildred Starkweather Copp. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro. He was also a member of Galeton Moose Lodge 826. Mr. Copp was retired from the Wellsboro branch of Corning Glass Works, where he worked as a machinist for 50 years. He and his wife, the former Emma Knaus, had been married 57 years. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Bernard (Ben) of Wellsboro, Morrell (Duke) of Roseland, Fla., and Wallace (Wog) of RD#4 Wellsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Bernice) Abplanalp of Wellsboro; 14 grandchildren ant-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Richard J. Nielson, his pastor, presiding. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 1, 1987, p.10
COPP - MINNIE STARKWEATHER
Mrs. Minnie Copp Starkweather, 96, of Mansfield RD 1, died Thursday, June 29, 1972, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Elijah Starkweather. Mrs. Starkweather leaves 121 direct descendants. Born July 26, 1875, in Covington, she was the daughter of Orrin and Alice Everitts Copp. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Wilkins, and a son, Alvin S., both of Wellsboro; a brother, Frank Copp, of Corning, NY; 22 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Smith, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiated.
COPP - Minnie C. Starkweather, age 96, of RD 1, Mansfield, PA, Thursday, June 29, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Saturday evening 7 to 9p.m. Funeral service there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glen Smith officiating. Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Wilkins of Wellsboro; son, Alvin S. Starkweather of Wellsboro; brother, Frank Copp of Corning; 22 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
COPP - Vivan H. Copp, 62, of 45 Jackson Street, died Monday, December 14, 1964 in the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Born January 23, 1902, at Marsh Creek, he was the son of Fred and Minnie Starkweather Copp. He was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Harding Copp, a son, Gerald, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., a daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Locey of Middlebury Center RD2; four sisters, Mrs. Luella Hotalen, of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Evelyn Neal, of West Point, N.Y., Mrs Ruth Lockner, of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs Hazel Prothero, of Wellsboro; two brothers, Russell of Wellsboro RD4 and Leland of Corning; seven grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Johnson and Tussey', 139 Main Street. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Erwin Bennett will officiate. Submitted by Kelly Kimball HEARTWOOD5@aol.com
CLYDE H. COSTLEY: Clyde H. Costley, 85, of RD#5, Wellsboro, died Saturday, September. 5, 1987, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 19, 1902, at Middlebury Center, he was the son of Raymond and Helen Short Costley. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. His wife, the former Beatrice Covert, died in 1958. Surviving are a son, Arland of Fulton, Mass,; a brother, Leon of Antrim; a sister, Mrs. Edna Cummings of RD#2, Middlebury Center; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends called at. the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro Monday, Sept. 7, where services were held Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Rev. William B. Hurlbert officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery.
COVERT Erastus J
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., April 10, 1940, Pg 7
Erastus J. Covert, aged 54 years, died at his home in Broughton Hollow, April 2. He was born in Tioga County and had resided in that area all his life. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. William Gitchell, Mrs. Raymond Cole, and Verne Covert of Draper; Mrs. Clyde Costly and Ervin Covert of Broughton Hollow; Freeman and Paul Covert at home; six grandsons and two granddaughters. He was the son of William and Minnie Cole Covert and was born on the farm where he had lived all his life. He had been a great sufferer from arthritis for 20 years. On December 8, 1903, he married Miss Eliza Ann Kriner, who died Feb. 7, 1926. Of this union eight children were born, seven of whom survive. Funeral services were held Friday at the Evans & Johnson Funeral home, Rev. Andrew Young of Antrim officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
COWDEN John – John Cowden, aged 71 years, one of Wellsboro’s most highly esteemed citizens, died suddenly at 12:45 o’clock last Friday morning, of heart disease. He was apparently as well as usually the day before and when he retired…….. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Mr. Cowden was born in Covington, February 3, 1848, a son of the late James and Mary Farrel Cowden. On January 21, 1885, he married Miss Addie Lounsbury, at Plymouth, Connecticut, who survives him. One sister, Mrs. Henry M. Hutchinson, of Rochester, N.Y. formerly of Wellsboro, also survives. Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919.
COX Robert F. Cox, Sr.
96, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, surrounded by family. Born Oct. 18, 1914, at home in Snyder Township, Blair County, he was the son of Edward R. and Susan Fagley Cox. Bob married Laura Cocks in 1939. They raised four children, Evelyn C. Turner of Punta Gorda, Fla. and East Boothbay, Maine; Barbara C. Davison (Douglas) of Elverson; Robert F. Cox, Jr. (Anne) of Wellsboro; and David S. Cox of Wellsboro. Bob has 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura, who died in 2001; his brother, Louis; and his son-in-law, Richard Turner. He is survived by his brother, William R. Cox of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Bob graduated from Tyrone High School, Penn State University (B.A.), and the University of Pennsylvania (J.D.). He had his own law practice in Wellsboro and retired in 1997 after 59 years. Bob was quite active in the community and served in many leadership roles: as chairman of the Endowment Committee of the Deane Center project; chairman of the Endowment Committee of Soldiers and Sailors Hospital; chair and founder of GROW; trustee, deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church; chairman and president of the Commonwealth Bank; board president of the Green Free Library; and treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Bob was also admitted to both the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating, followed by a time of greeting and light refreshments with family and friends in Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery at 2 p.m. Flowers will be provided by the family. If desired, memorial donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or to the Endowment Fund for the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Wellsboro Gazette – August 10, 2011
CRAWFORD CORA - MRS. CORA NORTHROP
Mrs. Cora Mae Northrop, 86, wife of Benjamin L. Northrop, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bloomsville, Ohio, on Aug. 12, 1887, a daughter of Samuel and Sara Burd Crawford. Mrs. Northrop was a member of the Asaph United Methodist Church. She was retired as postmaster of the former Asaph Post Office. Surviving, besides her husband, are three sons, Benjamin L. Jr., of Coudersport, Mahlon, of Wellsboro, and Donald, of Wellsboro RD 4; two daughters, Mrs. Vesta Morrow and Mrs. Bernice Morrow, both of Wellsboro RD 4; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Carmen, of Horseheads, NY, and Mrs. Betty Fowler, of Elmira, NY, 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1:30 pm Tuesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William R. Lusk, her pastor, officiated.
CRAWFORD - MRS. JESSIE L. CHRISTIE
The funeral was Monday, Aug. 6, 1973, in Wellsboro for Mrs. Jessie Leona Christie, 81, of Wellsboro RD 4, who died Friday, Aug. 3, 1973 at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1891, in Stony Fork, a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Billard Crawford. Mrs. Christie was a member of the Marsh Creek Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Wellsboro Grange. Surviving, are a son, Robert R., and a sister, Mrs. Cora Northrup, both of Wellsboro RD 4, and two grandchildren. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
CRUTTENDEN - PLUME, Bonnie L.
Age 60, of Charleston Road, Wellsboro, PA, died October 19, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas G. Plume whom she married December 27, 1968. Bonnie was born September 18, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Betty Revie Cruttenden, and the late Lewis Cruttenden. She was a graduate of Wellsboro Senior High School and the Maryland Medical Secretarial School. Bonnie was a medical language specialist, member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Biltmore Who's Who. Surviving are her husband, Thomas; sons, Brian (Melanie) Plume and Scott Plume, both of Wellsboro; mother, Betty Cruttenden of Wellsboro; sister, Gloria (Ronald) Bower of Ansonia, PA; grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon and Pacey Plume. Friends and family are invited to Bonnie's Life Celebration on Thursday, October 22, 2009, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 23, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Joseph McNamara and Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to Relay For Life , or the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA. 17701. Published in Star-Gazette on October 21, 2009
GORDON W. CRUTTENDEN
Gordon W. Cruttenden, 48, of 14 Woodland Avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival Saturday morning, April 15, 1972, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was stricken at a fishing camp near Cedar Run. He was born February 25, 1924, at Antrim, Tioga County. Mr. Cruttenden was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was also a member of Ossea Lodge 317, F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, and River Valley Country Club. He was a veteran of World War II. He was employed by Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro. The funeral was held Tuesday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. George F. Booth officiated.
Cruttenden, Gordon W. age 48, of 14 Woodland Ave., Wellsoboro, Pa. Saturday, April 15, 1972 at Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. George F. Booth. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by mother, Mrs. Maria Cruttenden of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Arnold (Isabelle) Copp of Wellsboro; two nieces and one nephew; several aunts and uncles. He was a member of Ossea Lodge No. 317 F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, the River Valley Country Club and a World War II Veteran. He was an employee of Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro and a member of St Paul’s Episcopal Church.
CRUTTENDEN - COPP Isabel M.
Age 80, of Helvetia Street, Wellsboro, PA, died June 5, 2007 at The Green Home. She was the wife of Arnold H. Copp whom she married September 3, 1955. Isabel was born April 20, 1927 in Antrim, PA, the daughter of the late Walter and Maria Davis Cruttenden. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of "1945", and a retired senior accountant for the former Borden's Foods, Wellsboro, PA, with 41 years service. Isabel was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, and was an antique collector of dolls. Surviving are her husband, Arnold; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Penny Copp, Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Autumn Copeland, Chad Copp, Amber Copp, and Jeffrey Copp; great-grandchild, McKenzie Copeland; several nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent in Isabel's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Wellsboro Agitator - June 8 1932
Mrs. Clara Sweet, widow of Ira Sweet, who died December 10, 1930, died last Tuesday, May 31, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Clarence Miller, in Wellsboro. Mrs. Sweet came to Wellsboro, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sweet, to visit her niece, expecting to return to her home at Knoxvilk the following day, but shortly after her arrival she suffered a shock. Mrs. Sweet is survived by one son, Walter Sweet; two granddaughters, Mrs. Lewis Sargeant and Miss Doris Sweet, and one great-grandson, Walter Royal Sargeant, all of Knoxville. The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence 0. Miller in Wellsboro, Friday afternoon, Rev. L. J. Engler, pastor of the Knoxville Baptist church, of which she was a member, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
CULVER CURTIS RANDALL
Wellsboro Agitator - October 9, 1907
Death of C. R. Culver - Mr. Curtis Randall Culver, aged nearly 72, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nettie Manning, at Stokesdale Junction. He had been in fairly good health up to six weeks ago, when he suffered a stroke of apoplexy, which was the direct cause of his death. Mr. Culver was born in Charleston township, on November 15, 1835, and in 1855 he married Miss Lydia Johnson, who died a few years ago. Two brothers and one sister survive him - Mr. R. M. Culver, of this borough; Elon Culver, of Lincoln Center, Kansas, and Miss Mary Ridge of Lovejoy, Indiana county, besides the following children: Messrs. Philemon and Walter Culver, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Clara Sweet, of Knoxville; Mrs. Nettie Manning of Stokesdale, and Mrs. Fannie Tipple, of Wellsboro. Mr. Culver was a carpenter by trade and was considered one of the best workmen in that line in all this region during the active years of his life. He had charge of the building of the First National Bank block and also of the Wellsboro High School building and the old Methodist church besides numerous other well constructed buildings in this vicinity. He spent his whole life at or near Wellsboro and was well-liked by all his acquaintances. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o'clock at the home of the Mrs. Manning at Stokesdale Junction, Rev. R. M. Cloud, pastor of the Free Baptist church in Wellsboro officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
Westfield Free Press – December 21, 1899
James Cummings of Wellsboro died at Cowanesque Saturday of appendicitis at the home of Mrs. Mattison. His remains were taken to Wellsboro Tuesday where funeral was held. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mamie. Also 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Southworth, of the Jemison, and Mrs. James Cook, of Friendship, NY, also one brother, Richard Cummings of Troupsburg. Mr. Cummings was 52 years
CURRIE - MRS. DEL B.
Mrs. Laura W. Poore, 67, of RD. 4, Wellsboro, died at her home Monday, January 22, 1973 following a short illness. Mrs. Poore was born in Chi-cago, Ill., January 16, 1906, a daughter of John G. and Ina Gettamy Currie. She was married to Del B. Poore, who sur-vives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Myrna) Donovan of Malvern; three sons, Del Poore, of Conchohocken, Pa., Dale Poore of Willingboro, N.J., and Dayne Poore of Fort Wash-ington, Pa.; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Spink Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 2:00 p.m. Rev, Gordon E. Abrams, a re-tired Baptist minister, will of-ficiate. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
CUTLIP Hester M. Tombs
94, of Wellsboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on November 23, 2012 at The Green Home. She was the wife of Harold J. Tombs who preceded her in death, February 6, 2011. They were married on August 22, 1941. Hester was born June 18, 1918 in Richwood, W. VA. the daughter of the late Newton and Faye Dancy Cutlip. She graduated from Westfield High School the class of "1937". Hester worked for the Federal Government, Department of Agriculture as a secretary before she retired in 1978. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro. She was an avid member of the Tuesday Nite Ladies Bowling League, holding several offices. Surviving are her sons, Keith (Jill) Tombs, Wellsboro, Dale (Veronica) Tombs, Twinsburg, Ohio; daughter, Brenda (Kevin) Van Gorder, Woodbridge, Virginia; grandchildren, Jennifer (Thomas) Boyer, Brian (Stacey) Tombs, Janelle Tombs, Mark Van Gorder, Erin Van Gorder, Adele (Todd) Filtz, Derek Tombs, Matt Tombs, Mitch (Allie) Tombs; great-grandchildren, Logan Tombs, Lauren Boyer, Rachel Boyer, Leah Tombs, Taylor Van Gorder, Michael Tombs and Nikolas Colby. Three brothers, Carl, Harlan and Eldon and one sister, Beulah, preceded Hester in death. Friends and family are invited to Hester's Life Celebration on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral to follow at 7:00 PM with Dennis Bliss officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Hester's name to Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Star Gazette – November 25, 2012