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.
DARLING Arthur R.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., April 27, 1922, Pg 5
Arthur R. Darling, a World War veteran, 27 years of age, died about 6pm on Monday [4/24/1922]. Mr. Darling had been playing ball that afternoon and it is thought that the over exertion hastened his death. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Marie Darling, of Wetmore Street. Mr. Darling was a private, first class of Co. K, 9th Infantry, Second Division. He entered the service August 12, 1919 and was honorably discharged August 11, 1920. While in action near Chateau Thierry, France, he was gassed and received severe shrapnel wounds. He contracted tuberculosis while in service. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Stoody officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. The Veterans of Foreign wars had charge of the burial services.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., April 26, 1922, Pg 1 [extract]
Arthur R. Darling, aged 27 years, died Monday about 6pm after a long illness of tuberculosis. He was the only son of Mrs. Marie Darling, widow of the late Arthur Sidney Darling, who died Feb. 3, 1922. ........
PADGETT, Mrs. Ada Dartt, age 83, of Beverly, N.J. died September 18th (1972) at Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital in Riverside, N.J. Born May 19th, 1889, at Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Chauncey and Amelia Hurlbutt Dartt. She was the widow of Harry F. Padgett. She was a member of the Paragraph Club in New Jersey and a member of Saint Stephans Episcopal Church in Beverly. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Harriet M. Padgett of Beverly. Mrs. Padgett will be well remembered in Wellsboro where she resided with her family at the Padgett homestead at 3 Lincoln St., now owned and occupied by the Joseph DeFilippo family. She was a faithful communicant of St. Paul’s Church in Wellsboro and a diligent worker within the church. Mrs. Padgett was preceded in death by her husband 10 years ago. It was following Mr. Padgett’s death that Mrs. Padgett and her daughter, Harriet left Wellsboro. They resided in Florida some time prior to their residency in New Jersey. Miss Padgett is employed in Philadelphia as Secretary to the editor of "The Episcopalian", a national publication. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wellsboro. The Rev Cannon Harry T. Frownfelter of Wellsboro, and Rev. Canon Randall J. Conklin, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
DARTT - Albert P. Dartt Succumbs following a long illness- Brief Sketch of his life-- Once more Wellsboro is called upon to mourn the passing of one of her prominent citizens, Albert P. Dartt, who departed this life last friday afternoon at fiveo'clock at his home on West avenue. The deceased was stricken nearly four years ago with a malady that progressed steadily and relentlessly, in spite of all that medical science and loving ministration could do to stem its tide, until, his indomitable will and naturally robust vitality worn out by the constant struggle, the deceased's mortal body yielded and his spirit was released to enter a better world. "Al" Dartt, as he was known to his friends, who are legion, was a man upon whom a great many had come to lean. His advice in business affairs was eagerly sought and never withheld. He was generous in his dealings with his fellow men, the soul of integrity and honor, despising sham and hypocrisy, pursuing his way and discharging his duties and obligations according to the best light that an allwise providence had given him. Mr. Dartt's home life was ideal. He was a kind and loving husband and father, ever solicitous for the welfare and happiness of his dear ones, ministering to them at all times with an affection and all absorbing interest that was a wonderful reflection of that kindly spirit of love wich God endowed him. As a neighbor and friend he was always as " the shadow of a great rock in a weary land". Albert P. Dartt was born in Wellsboro December 11th 1861, the son of Hiram W. and Adeline Potter Dartt. He attended the Wellsboro schools and, upon completion of the course, entered the employ of his father in the old red wagon shop that stood on West avenue,where he was trained in the art that gave the Dartt made wagon an enviable reputation throughout an extensive territory. In 1884 the subject of this sketch purchased the business wherein he had spent his years of apprenticeship and continued on the original site until 1889, when his brother Edgar S. Dartt (since deceased) became associated with him and the business was moved to East avenue where they continued to grow until their producct became celbrated over a vast territory. In 1912, exercising that sound business discretion that has always obtained in his activities, the deceased recognized that the automobile was destined to be the universal means of travel, and with that view in mind secured the agency for the Ford car and since that time has enjoyed an automobile business that is probably the leading one of this entire section of the country. The Dartt Carriage and Auto Company , of which the deceased was the directing head, was formed in 1917. And, as a result largely of the enviable reputation enjoyed by him the business has grown to a tremendous volumn. The beautiful new garage on East avenue, stands as a fit monument to his memory. Mr. Dartt was vitally interested in everything relating to the community welfare, his rare business ability and sound discretion making his presence on the borough council, where he served for years a valuable asset to the public good. He was Burgess for several successive terms. His membership in the directorate of the First National Bank of Wellsboro, only added another valuable asset to that institution. The deceased was a member of I.O.O.F. and thee Ossea Lodge F. and A.M. He united with the Presbyterian churcch many years ago and has been one of its most active supporters. In the passing of "Al" Dartt this entire community has suffered a loss that will long be felt in its business, social and religious activities. In October 1887 the deceased was united in marriage with Carrie M. Cox of Gen. and Mrs R.C. Cox this union one child Mildred M. was born Mrs. Dartt died in Feburary 1891 and Mildred departet this life in October 1919. March 20, 1895, Mr. Dartt was joined in wedlock with Sara M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Williams, who with one daughter Florence, ia left to mourn the taking away of this kind and loving husband and father. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Effie Dartt Smith, of Scranton, and Mrs. F. R. Benjamin. of Wellsboro, and one brother Arthur H., also of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at five o"clocl from the late home of the deceased on West avenue. Rev. O. G. Cocks , of the First Presbyterian church, officiating; interment in the family plot in Wellsboro cemetery. Respectfully submitted Charles Swasey
DARTT Chauncey Freeman
Wellsboro Agitator - December 29, 1937
Chauncey F. Dartt, aged 95 years, of Wellsboro, died at 1:30 o'clock .Sunday, morning. He was born Nov. 2, 1842, in Charleston township, Tioga county, Pa., son of Justus and Clarina Woodin Dartt He served two enlistments. He enlisted in Co. A, 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, June 21, 1863; mustered out Jan. 9, 186.4. . Enlisted in Co. K, 207th Pennsylvania Inf anry, Sept. 8, 1864. Promoted to Regimental Commissary Sergeant. Wounded in leg at Petersburg, Va.; discharged by general order, May 24, 1865. Mr. Dartt is survived by three children, Mrs. Nina Potter, of New York, Mrs. H. F. Padgett and J. G. Dartt, of Welkboro, and- seven grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Harriet Hilboldt, of Wellsboro, the last of a family. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans Funeral Home; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
DARTT - Chauncey S. Dartt, 95, died at the family home here at 1:30 a.m. today after a long illness. He suffered a stroke last September. He was born in Dartt settlement Nov. 2, 1842, the son of Justice and Clarina Dartt, and married Amelia Hurlburt who lived for 26 years. Mr. Dartt, when 17, attended the first fair held in Wellsboro and was so impressed by the "go west" advice of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune and speaker at the fair, that some years later he went west with a cousin and staked a homestead claim in Kansas. His life in the West was replete with thrills. He raced a prairie fire for miles to save his life, fought Indians, taught singing schools, aided in the rescue of a woman and child stolen and tortured by Indians and finally returned to the scene of his childhood to become a former. Late in life he retired and devoted himself to music and wood carving, being recognized as outstanding in both interests. He served during the Civil War under General Cox. Mr. Dartt is survived by his sister, Mrs. Harriet Hilboldt, the only survivor of a family of 11 children; two daughters, Mrs. Nina Dartt Potter of New York City and Mrs. Harriet F. Padgett of Wellsboro; a son, J.G. Dartt of Wellsboro; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans funeral home. Rev. C.W. Sheriff of the Baptist Church of which he was a member, will officiate. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Gray scrapbook, written on obit Dec. 27, 1937
Mrs. Effie DARTT Fleitz died at the family home at Dartt Settlement near Wellsboro, Pa., Monday June 1, 1936. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gillis Dartt and she and her father were both born and lived on the farm which has been in possession of the family since pioneer days. She married E. J. Fleitz, who survives her, 34 years ago. Also surviving are a son, Benjamin F. Fleitz of Tunkhannock; a daughter, Mrs. Henry M. Husted and three grandchildren. Mrs. Fleitz was a life long member of the Dartt Settlement Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. B. Chatman officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
DARTT Mildred Dartt Wilcox
Mrs. Mildred Dartt Wilcox, age 84, of 18 1/2 Meade Street Wellsboro died June 1, 1976 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Wilcox was born February 16, 1892 in Richmond Township, the daughter of Robert S. and Florence Sherman Dartt. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, Past Worthy Matron of Mary Wells Chapter OES, a retired telephone operator with over 40 years service and a member of the AARP. She is survived by two brothers, Myron S. Dartt, Wellsboro and Thornton E. Dartt, of Cameron, NY., two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Olmstead, of Corning, NY., and Mrs. Helen Johnson of South Williamsport, several nices and nephews Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday 7 to 9 pm. Eastern Star services will be held at 7 pm Wednesday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Gordon E. Abrams will officiate. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of their of their choice.
DARTT, Robert R. – One of Wellsboro’s Best Known Citizens Died Yesterday. Robert R. Dartt, aged 55 years, died yesterday afternoon at 10 o’clock at his home on Main street, after a short illness of hemorrhage of the stomach. He had been confined to his bed only since Feb 16, and his condition was not considered alarming until last Sunday. Since then he failed rapidly until the end came. Mr. Dartt was born August 9, 1863, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Hiram and Adeline Peckham Dartt. On October 20, 1892, he married Miss Agnes Andrews, of Blossburg, who survives him, with their daughter, Adeline, a teacher in the Trumansburg, N.Y. High School. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers – Effie, wife of Mark L. Smith, of Scranton; Albert P. and Arthur H. Dartt, and Adeline, wife of Frank R. Benjamin, all of Wellsboro. Mr. Dartt was a member of the Blossburg F & A M lodge of the Williamsport Consistory and of the Shrine in Buffalo, also of the I.O.O.F., of Blossburg. He was for a number of years superintendent of the Bloss Coal Company’s mills at Blossburg and at Morris and was engaged in business in Blossburg for a number of years prior to coming to Wellsboro to reside in August, 1912, when he bought an interest in the Dartt Carriage Company, which in January 1917 was reorganized as The Dartt Carriage and Automobile Company, Incorporated. Mr. Dartt was well known throughout Tioga county and had a host of friends to whom his death brings deepest sorrow. He was one of Wellsboro’s best known and most highly esteemed citizens. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the late home of the deceased. Rev. J.W. Torkington, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, will officiate and interment will be made in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 Feb 1919.
DAVIS - Allan H. Davis, 83, of Austin Street, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at Hospice Community Care. He was employed at Borden’s Milk Plant, Sunshine Silver Mine in Kellogg, Idaho and Wellsboro Telephone Company. He was also a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. Survivors include one daughter, Jennie Jane Porter of Montrose; two sisters, Flossie Comstock of Wellsboro, Patty Borden of Newark; brother, Lew Davis of Palmyra, N.Y. Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, Father Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.- Corning Leader, 18 Feb. 2008
CHARLES H. DAVIS, 81, of Leraysville Road, Rome, Pa., died Friday October 31,2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 30, 1933, the son of the late Samuel Rosser and Amella Hess Davis. Charles was married to the former Roberta Doll of Kingston for 56 years. Charles was a 1951 graduate of the Beaumont High School and attended Bloomsburg University and was appointed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., where he graduated with a BS degree in Marine Transportation and a 3rd Mates License.Over the years he worked up to a Master (captain) in the Merchant Marines and was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. While on active duty he was commanding offices of the US Naval Reserve Training Center Wilkes Barre, Pa. Over the years he sailed throughout the world on both tankers and bulk freighters and he was involved in the Gulf War.He also earned a masters degree in Geography from Suny Binghamton University. He taught physics and Earth Science at Wyalusing High School and he taught chemistry and earth science in Binghamton, N.Y. He was also involved with the Calhoon MEBA engineering school for officers upgrading their licenses.Charles was an extra class radio amateur, conversationally adequate in Spanish, enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting, and was especially proud of his homemade "Chili and Squirrel Stew." He also had a very caring and generous heart.In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Christel Davis.He is survived by his wife, Roberta; sister, Priscilla and husband William Perry of Orange, Pa,; twin brother, Thomas and wife Susan Davis of Beaumont, Pa,; and a brother, George William and wife Jean Davis of Indianapolis; children, Charles T. Davis of Massena, N.Y., Robert H. Davis of Rome, Pa., Raymond Arthur Davis of Mansfield, Pa.; grandchildren, Timothy Reissman and wife Megan of Chicago, Kristen Davis of Boston, Stefanie Davis of Massena, N.Y., Zachary Davis, Massena, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 30, from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor David Pitcher and Margaret Clark officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 11/2/2014
MRS. HELEN R. DAVIS: Mrs. Helen R. Davis, age 61 of 30 Charles Street, Wellsboro, died Sunday, June 10th, 1973 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, N.Y. after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements were made by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls. Funeral services were held at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter officiating. Burial was held in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Nancy Davis of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one son, T-Sgt. Bruce Davis of Dunfries, Va., sisters, Mrs. Stuart (Dorothy) Carpenter of Ithaca, N.Y., Mrs. John (Sarah) Dugan of Wellsboro, Mrs. Asa (Margaret) Tillotson of Endicott, N.Y., Miss Louise Davis of Montour Falls; brothers, Henry Davis and Carleton Davis, both of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Corning Glass and the widow of John A. Davis.
DAVIS M. Beach Age 86, of Wellsboro, diedFriday, June 24, 2005, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Beach was born in Middlebury Center May 1, 1919, the son of Maggie Beach and Charles E. Davis. He is survived by children, Deborah (Robert) Fletcher of Wellsboro, Charles (Helen) Davis of Murphy, NC, and Margaret Black of Longwood, FL; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Davis of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kim Davis, Aaron Fletcher, Amanda Fletcher, Beach Tyler Davis, Jacob Black and Katlyn Black; great-grandchildren, Carson Davis and Tyler Fletcher; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Beach was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Carson Davis, who diedMay 17, 2000. He is also predeceased by brothers, Curry Davis of Woodhull, NY, and John Davis of Addison, NY; and sisters, Marguerite (Peg) Bradley of Middlebury Center, PA, and Marjorie (Marge) Hoyt of Wellsboro, PA. He was involved in his family's General Store in Middlebury Center until 1949 when he and his wife purchased Davis Furniture in Wellsboro. Beach was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Ossea Lodge #317 F.&A.M., Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with funeral services Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in his memory may be made to the Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA, or the American Cancer Association, Tioga County Unit, 948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
DAVIS Mary Alice Goodwin
Wellsboro Gazette – March 16, 1967
71, of Wellsboro RD 3 died Tuesday, March 14 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born February 3, 1896 in Antrim, Pa. the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Crooks Davis. She was retired from the Corning Glass Works, a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Antrim. Survived by 3 sons of Wellsboro, James, RD 3, Marion RD 1, Stuart, RD 2; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norman Shaylor, Elmira, N. Y. and Mrs. James Powell, RD 3, Wellsboro; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth James and Maria Cruttenden, Wellsboro and Mrs. Margaret Hartzell of RD 3, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Calling hours today (Thursday) 2-4 and 7-9.
Otis H. DAVIS
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, November 21, 1940
Otis H. Davis, 86, of Wellsboro, long-time Justice of the Peace and one time Wellsboro postmaster, died yesterday morning at Blossburg State hospital, where he had recently been taken for treatment. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at Evans & Johnson Funeral home, with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Mr Davis was born in Knoxville, the son of Jared Davis. Her served as Peace Justice here for many years, and as postmaster here from March 12, 1912 to August 11, 1923. He also taught in the Wellsboro public schools in 1880. Mrs Davis died last January 16. Survivors include a niece, Miss Jessie Wilder of Buffalo and a brother, George, of Patton. Miss Wilder arrived last evening to make funeral arrangements. Mr Davis was a lifelong Democrat. He was active in the activities of Wellsboro; a learned justice and widely known for his fair and scholarly decisions. He remained at his post of Justive of the Peace until he went to the hospital last week.
DAVIS Robert J
WELLSBORO, PA – Robert J. Davis 74, of 75 ½ East Ave, died Wednesday, Nov 15 1995, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Davis was retired from the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works. Survivors include his wife, Bernice King Davis; a son John T. Davis of Blossburg and a daughter, Natalie Hoebee of Sinking Springs. Calling hours are 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Saturday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Services will be conducted at 2pm Sunday at the funeral home, the Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial is in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
DAVIS Tylor A. Davis
26, formerly of Wellsboro, died in Hawaii on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. He was the husband of Janell Bollinger Davis. Tylor was born in Wellsboro, the son of Robert Davis and Darla Smith. He was a specialist in the Combat Engineers with the United States Army, stationed in Hawaii. Tylor was serving in the United States Army and had participated in the Afghanistan war. Surviving are his wife, Janell Davis; a son, Austin Davis, both of Hawaii; mother, Darla Smith (Allen) of Galeton; his father, Robert Davis (Rita) of Booneville, N.C.; grandparents, Clarence and Elizabeth Baxter of Wellsboro, Betty Rhone (Vern) of Williamsport, Ernest Davis (Linda) of Middlebury Center; a brother, Joshua Davis, of Ft. Bliss, Texas; a nephew, Brendon Davis of Louisville, Ky.; great-grandmother, Ana Hinton of Brockport N.Y.; two aunts, Della House of Morris, Bonnie Popso of Washington, Pa.; two uncles, Wayne Baxter of Wellsboro, Ron Davis, of Bradenton, Fla. and several cousins. Friends and family are invited to Tylor's Life Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m., with Military Honors. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Tylor's name to Goodies for Our Troops, P.O. Box 383, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – August 29, 2012
DEAN Homer F. Dean
age 90, of Calkins Lane, Wellsboro PA, died May 6, 2011 at Carleton Senior Care. He was the husband of Ruth Campbell Dean who died November 18, 2009. Homer was born July 30, 1920 in Wellsboro, PA. He was a retired ribbon machine operator for the former GTE-Sylvania, Wellsboro, PA. Surviving are his Daughter, Debra K. Ruppert, Wellsboro, PA; grandson, Corey Dean; granddaughters, Chrissy Tennis and Sabrina Hazelton; three great-grandchildren, Ayden Ruppert, Cabella Hazelton and Christian Hazelton; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Son Scott Dean, and grandson, Shawn Ruppert. Friends and family are invited to Homer's Life Celebration on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home', 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 3:00 P.M. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 6, 2011
DECKER ELIZABETH D. POOR.
Elizabeth D. “Liz” Poor 68, of Dartt Settlement Road, Wellsboro, died Monday May 14, 2001, at St Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. Born June 4, 1932, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter John H, and Juanita Spencer Decker. She was the wife of David A. Poor, whom she married Dec. 28, 1960. She was a lifelong resident of’ Tioga County, a graduate of Wellsboro High School class of 1950, and a graduate of Dickinson College. She was a homemaker and former speech therapist for school districts throughout Tioga and Potter coun¬ties. She enjoyed handicrafts, par¬ticularly hardanger embroidery, and was active in the Wellsboro High School Alumni Association. Preceding her in death was one sister, Marion Seifert. Surviving are her husband, David; one son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Lori Poor of Cogan Station; one grandson, Jason Poor; two nephews and one niece. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, May17, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gregory Hinton officiat¬ing. Burial will be made at Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Tioga County Unit, 948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa 17701.
DECKER - EUNICE A. VANORDER (1930-2009)
Eunice A. VanOrder, 79, of Manchester, N.Y., formerly of Asaph, died Sept. 29, 2009, at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. She was born April 18, 1930, in Asaph, the daughter of Floyd A. Sr. and Lula M. Mason Decker. Eunice married Howard E. VanOrder on July 19, 1948. Howard predeceased Eunice, March 15, 1994. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas and Karen, and Edward all of Farmington, N.Y.; a grandson, Christopher (Kim Brinckerhoff) VanOrder of Farmington, N.Y.; a great granddaughter, Alexis Grace; two sisters, Peggy Herring of Angier, N.C., Elizabeth Mason in Minnesota. Eunice was also predeceased by four brothers, Robert Decker, Roland Decker, Floyd Decker Jr. and Morgan Decker Sr. Howard and Eunice lived in Asaph until 1981, when they retired to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Eunice and son, Eddie remained in Myrtle Beach until November 2000, when they moved to Manchester, N.Y., to be closer to Tom and Karen. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Eunice's memory may be made to the Ontario ARC, 3071 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from September 30 to October 8, 2009
DEIR - MRS. THOMAS J. HALL
Mrs. Ethel M. Hall, 55, of 7 Bower Place, South Corning, died Sunday, July 23 at 7:55 a.m. at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo where she had been a patient for about a week. Born in Luzerne County, Pa., on August 13, 1916, she was the daughter of Harold and Mabel Stanton Deir. She married Thomas J. Hall on January 21, 1935 in Avis, Pa. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Corning. Surviving in addition to her husband are five sons, James H. of Manfield, Edward W. of Coopers Plains, N.Y., Donald G. at home, Larry D. of Phillipsburg, N.Y., and Raymond L. of Addison; a daughter, Miss Rhonda Hall at home; a brother the Rev. A. William Kyler of Dansville, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Harry Mogran of State College, Pa., Mrs. Harry Gray of South Corning, Mrs. Roy Williams of Altoona, Pa., Mrs. Betty Woodside of Big Flats; and 14 grandchildren. The body was at Carpenters Funeral Home in South Corning with Funeral services held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Albert Fisher officiating. Burial was in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Park Memorial Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, July 11, 1928
John Dengle, aged 67 years, of Patton, died July 4, after a long illness. He was born Oct. 28, 1860. The remains were brought to Wellsboro Friday for interment. Rev. Dr. George B. Van Waters, rector of St Paul's Episcopal church, officiating at the funeral and Ossea Lodge, No 317, F&AM, had charge of the services at the Wellsboro Cemetery. ... Mr. Dengle is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Alwilda Bennett; a grandson, John R. Bennett; one sister, Mrs. Louise Severson of Wellsboro and one brother Samuel Dengle of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro.
MRS. BESSIE D. HORAM - The funeral and burial were Wednesday in Wellsboro for Mrs. Bessie Derby Horam, 87, of Central Avenue, who died Monday, Dec. 31, 1973, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1886, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Derby. Mrs. Horam was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving is a brother, William H. Derby, of Feasterville. The Rev. Roger Patton, her pastor, officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
DERBY George O
Wellsboro Agitator - December 25, 1912
Mr. George O. Derby, aged 80 died Friday morning at 3.30 o'clock at his home on Central avenue after an illness of about six weeks of a complication of diseases. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock at the late home of the deceased. Rev. P. H. Hershey and Rev A. C Shaw, D. D., of the Presbvterian church, officiating. The Odd Fellows had charge of the burial services in the Wellsboro cemetery, more than 100 members of the order attending, with the G. A. R., also in a body. He was born in Groton, Massachusetts June 7, 1832. a son of Oliver and Elizabeth (Hadley) Derby, natives of that state. He received a common school and academical education in his native town, and when eighteen years of age went to work in a boot and shoe factory as a cutter. In 1856 he came to Wellsboro, where he worked as a shoemaker until 1866, in which year he opened a shoe store. In the meantime, on April 22, 1861, he enlisted in Co. E, Thirteeneth Pennsylvania Reserves, known as the "Bucktails" and was discharged at Philadelphia, on account of disability, in November 1862. Returning to Wellsboro he worked at his trade until he started in business for himself, some four years later. In 1880 he took his son, George H Derby, into partnership, and the firm of George O Derby & Son contined successfully till the spring of 1907 when he retired and his son succeeded to the business. Mr. Derby married in 1856, Miss Susan P. Wood, daughter of Harvey Wood. To them were born three children: George H. Derby, of Wellsboro; Edward H Derby, of Elmira, and Mrs. Ada M. Farnsworth, of Bradford. Mr. Derby was a prominent Odd Fellow and had served several terms as Borough Councilman, and was a member of that body when he died. Up to the time of his last illness he enjoyed remarkably good health and unusual vigor for a man of his age. He was highly esteemed for his many admirable qualities.
DERBYSHIRE -CARRIE ETHELYN RUSSELL
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 17 Jan 1940
MRS. GEORGE M. RUSSELL - Mrs. Ethel Derbyshire Russell, aged 64 years, wife of George M. Russell, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday night at the Packer hospital at Sayre. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p. m., at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Rev. Albert K. Hayward, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiating. She is survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter, Paul E. Russell, of Wellsboro, Robert Russell, of Owego, N. Y., and Mrs. Catherine Neely of Towanda, also a sister, Mrs. E. J. Tuttle, of Wellsboro, R. D. 4, and a brother, George Derbyshire of Elmira, and three grandchildren. She was born in Delmar, Sept. 12, 1875, daughter of William and Rosina Derbyshire and was married Jan. 25, 1899.
DERBYSHIRE - Frank F. Derbyshire, 69, died at the home of his son, Frank, Jr., Wellsboro RD3, Wednesday, September 15, 1954 following an illness of 13 years. A native of Wellsboro he was born September 15, 1885, the son of Frank and Emma Derbyshire. He was an employee of the Dart Carriage and Automobile Company and became a partner before retiring. He is survived by his wife, the former Jenny Van Valkner; his son; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sara Smith, Wellsboro RD. Services were Saturday at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, with the Rev. Robert W.L. Mark, pastor of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 1954
DERBYSHIRE – Mrs. Laura Delia Smith, aged 70 years, wife of Charles Smith, of Heise Run, died at 9 o’clock yesterday morning, of dropsy. She was born in Delmar, Dec. 2, 1853, a daughter of the late William T. and Mary Granger Derbyshire. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband and four children – Mrs. Amasa Gee of Marshcreek; Mrs. Helen Crane of Wellsboro; Charles Smith of Marshcreek, and Henry Smith of Sabinsville. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. E.G. Puttman of Red Creek, NY; and Mrs. Mary e. Shaw of Middle Grove, NY. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. George B. Wan Waters officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, September 3, 1924
DERBYSHIRE -MARY O. BALDWIN TUTTLE
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 12 Jan 1961
Mrs. Mary O. Tuttle, 80, of 2 Hastings Street, died Saturday, January 7, 1961 in Wellsboro Hospital She was born March 24, 1880 Wellsboro RD, the daughter of William and Rosina Boyden Derbyshire, and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Wellsboro Grange. She was a graduate of Lock Haven Normal School and was a teacher in Tioga County schools for many years. She operated a home for the aged in more recent years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Doris Cole of Tioga, Mrs. Eleanor Walker of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Marion Confer of Corning, N. Y.; one son, Stewart Baldwin of Menlo Park, Calif.; a brother, George Derbyshire of New Port, Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in St. Paul's Church, the Rev. Harry E. Frownfelter officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Submitter's note: Mary Derbyshire married first Vine Nelson Baldwin 27 Mar 1909. He died 11 Feb 1920.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 19 Dec 1906
Mr. William Derbyshire, aged 57, died Monday night at his home on Heise run. His wife died about two years ago. Two sons and two daughters survive him, William and Roswell, Mrs. George Russell, of Avis, Lycoming county, and Miss Mary Derbyshire. Four sisters also survive him, Mrs. John Russ II and Mrs. Charles Smith, of Wellsboro; Mrs. E. G. Putnam, of Port Gibson, N. Y., and Mrs. Daniel Shaw, of Barkersville, N. Y. Mr. Derbyshire was a member of the Episcopal church and was a most estimable citizen. His death is deeply mourned by his many friends. Funeral services will be held to-morrow, Rev. William Heakes officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 26 Dec 1906
Death of Mr. William Derbyshire - Mr. William Derbyshire, aged 57, died at his home in Delmar at 8 o'clock Monday evening, Dec. 17th. His wife died about two years ago. Two sons and two daughters survive him, William T. and George R, Mrs. George Russell, of Avis, Pa., and Miss Mary O. Derbyshire. Five sisters also survive him, Mrs. Daniel Shaw, of Barkersville, N. Y.; Miss Carrie E. Derbyshire, who lived with him; Mrs. E. G. Putnam, of Port Gibson, N. Y.; Mrs. Charles Smith and Mrs. John Russel, of Delmar. Mr. Derbyshire was the last of the five sons of the late William T. and Mary Derbyshire. He was a member of the Episcopal church and was a most estimable citizen. His death is deeply mourned by his many friends. Funeral services were held at the house Thursday at half past one o'clock, Rev. William Heakes officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
DERBYSHIRE WILLIAM T.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 26 Dec 1935
W. T. Derbyshire - William T. Derbyshire, aged 46 years, died at the Rochester Hospital at Aliquippa, Pa., following pneumonia on December 18. Mr. Derbyshire was the son of William and Rosina Derbyshire. He was born on the old homestead in Delmar. He was an expert boiler-maker and was employed in the shops at Aliquippa when taken ill. He was unmarried and is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. George M. Russell, of Athens; Mrs. E. J. Tuttle, of Wellsboro, R. D. 4; and George D. Derbyshire of Elmira. He has a host of friends who mourn his death. He was a member of the Episcopal church. The funeral was held at the Evans funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Dean Hathaway officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
DEXTER - Lola L. Shabloski, 81, of Balsam Road, Wellsboro, died
Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Shabloski. Lola was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Fred C. and Mabel Hart Dexter. She had been employed at Corning Glass, Wellsboro, was an LPN at Broad Acres and was a partner in Gra-Hil Construction for over 30 years. Lola attended the Draper Baptist Church and loved quilting and traveling around the world. Surviving are sons, Mike Shabloski, Joseph Shabloski, Jr., William (Kelly) Shabloski, all of Wellsboro; daughter, Kathy (Tom) Gray of Penacook, N.H.; six grandchildren, Randy (Patty) Shabloski of Wellsboro, Jake (Martie) Shabloski of Wellsboro, Lisa (Derek) Rayno of Concord, N.H., Elisha Gray of Colorado, Heather Gray of Penacook, N.H., Drew Losinger of Wellsboro; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Norris (Sara) Dexter of Wellsboro, William Dexter (and friend Jeannie Hager) of Lawrenceville, Jim (Pat) Dexter of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Allen (Lucy) Dexter of Pine City, N.Y., Clifton Dexter of Knoxville; sisters, Marietta Coupe, of Wellsboro, Doris (John) Young of Bloomfield, N.Y., Dorothy Bruce of Wellsboro and Linda Dexter of Lewistown. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Evelyn Johnston and Ruth Schweigart. Friends and family are invited to Lola's Life Celebration on Monday, March 29, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Ron Hagy officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 24, 2010
DIBBLE - OSANI
Teresa Marie Age 42, of Rocky Mount, NC, formerly of Wellsboro, diedsuddenly at home on Wednesday, July 13, 2005. She was born August 6, 1962 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of Mazie Lampman Dibble of Rocky Mount, NC, and Theodore Osani of Wellsboro. Teresa was employed by East Carolina Pizza Hut in Rocky Mount, NC. She was an avid Nextel Cup fan, with Dale Earnhart, Jr., being her favorite driver. Teresa was very special to everyone and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her stepmother, Jane Osani of Wellsboro; sisters, Tonda Rumsey and Robbie Berguson of Mansfield; a brother, Charles (Mary) Osani of Maddison, AL; stepsisters, Carol Ruff and Eddie Skeen of Fleetwood, NC, Karen (Tim) Sick of Wellsboro, Denise (David) Mattison of Middlebury Center; two nephews, one niece, five step nieces, three step nephews, two great-step nieces, one great-step nephew, and many aunts and uncles. She was also a special Grandma for Keegan Rivenbark (Boo Boy), age seven months of Rocky Mount. Her dog, Sadie Jane was very special to her. A celebration of Teresa's life will begin with a viewing tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tioga County Women's Coalition, 80 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Orville O. Dickerson, 69, of Wellsboro, PA died Thursday, January 17, 1991 at his home. He was born July 27, 1921 in Ulysses, PA, the son of Orville J. and Jennie Decker Dickerson. He was a graduate of Mansfield University, St. Bonaventure and the Danville State Hospital School of Nursing. He retired as guidance counselor of Mansfield High School in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Linda Ellington Dickerson; four children; sisters, Mrs. Beverly Close of Troy, PA and Mrs. Charlotte Weiser, Bethlehem, PA; four grandchildren. Services were held January 20 with Bishop Jon Wheeler officiating and burial to be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, RD 2, Middlebury Center, PA 16935 in his memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 24, 1991)
DICKINSON, Caroline Willis - Mrs. Caroline (Dickinson) Willis died at her home in Washington, D. C. on the 17th instant, of pneumonia. The funeral was held on the morning of the 19th in the Episcopal church. Burial in Washington. Mrs. Willis was a daughter of the late Samuel Dickinson, of Wellsboro. Her husband, who died many years ago, was a prominent lawyer in Elk county. She is survived by one sister, Miss Mary Dickson, and two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Peet and Miss Grace Willis, all of Washington. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919.
The Agitator, June 7, 1865
DIMMICK - In Raleigh, N.C., on the 23d inst., of typhoid fever, Calvin S. Dimmick, of Co. G., 97th Regt., P.V., son of William N. and Abigail Dimmick, aged 18yr, 4mo and 11da. He was born in Shippen township, Tioga county, Pa., and entered the service on the 28th of February 1865. He leaves a father and mother and two brothers with a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.
Well-Known Surgeon Dr. DIMITROFF Dies At Corning Hospital: Well-known surgeon, Dr. Thomas Dimitroff, 79, of Corning, died last Wednesday in Corning Hospital following a long illness. Dr. Dimitroff, formerly of Wellsboro, served in Corning and several Pennsylvania hospitals with distinction for many years. He established the Wellsboro Firemen’s Ambulance Driver’s Association and was an honorary life member of that organization. He had served as a practicing physician in Corning since 1957. Dr. Dimitroff was highly respected both within the medical profession and the communities he served. Born April 13, 1893 in Armensco, Macedonia, Greece, he was the son of Metri and Oristanna Christy Stoyanoff (Dimitroff). He married Phylis Lynch of Athens, Pa. in Athens Nov. 16, 1935. Dr. Dimitroff was a former hospital staff member at Blossburg State Hospital. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church. During his residence in Wellsboro he was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Dr. Dimitroff was surgeon in chief of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro from 1942-1957. When he went to Corning Dr. Dimitroff had been a member of the consulting surgical staff of Corning Hospital for nearly 20 years before he went there to practice. He maintained offices in his Corning home until he was taken ill. Dr. Dimitroff was associated with the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa., for 10 years and with the Tioga General Hospital for five years. The Hospital board of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital stated that Dr. Dimitroff "has long been Wellsboro’s first line of defense against any illness requiring surgery and acute diagnostic perception for its correction. His ability as a surgeon, his deep human understanding and sympathy and his active interest in civic affairs has brought to him a reputation that is difficult to equal anywhere." Dr. Dimitroff moved to Canada from Greece at the age of 16. He received his medical degree at the University of Toronto and had five years of post graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His internship was served at the University of Buffalo Hospital. After practicing for five years in Toronto, he joined the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic staff in Sayre and became known as one of the leading surgeons. From 1937-1942 he practiced at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly. He was a charter member of the World Medical Society, a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was a member of the American Academy of Proctology and also a member of the International Academy of Proctology. Dr. Dimitroff was a member of the American Medical Association, New York State and Pennsylvania Medical Societies, a member of the Tioga County PA. and Steuben County Medical Societies. Surviving are: his wife, Phylis; a son, Thomas P. Dimitroff of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Ordana Bozinoff of Toronto, Canada four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Christ Episcopal Church, Corning, with the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Wellsboro, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. W. Scott Harvin, rector of Christ Episcopal Church. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
DIMITROFF - FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR DR. DIMITROFF, NOTED SURGEON
Funeral services were held Saturday for Dr. Thomas Dimitroff, one of the area's most renowned surgeons who served Corning and Pennsylvania Hospitals with distinction for many years. Dr. Dimitroff, 79, who resided at 140E. First St. Corning, died Wednesday Dec. 20, 1972 at 3:45 pm in Corning Hospital following a lengthy illness. A practicing physician in Corning since 1957, Dr. Dimitroff had held a number of responsible surgical positions in Pennsylvania hospitals prior to moving here. He was highly respected both within the medical profession and the communities he served. Born Apr 13, 1893, in Armesco, Macedonia, Greece, he ws the sone of Metri and Oristanna Christy Stoyanoff (Dimitroff). He married Phylis Lynch of Athens, Pa in Athens Nov 16, 1935. Dr. Dimitroff was a former hospital staff member at Blossburg State Hospital. He was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church. During his residence in Wellsboro he was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Dr. Dimitroff was surgeon in chief of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa from 1942-1957. When he came to Corning Dr. Dimitroff had been a member of the consulting surgical staff of Corning Hospital for nearly 20 years before he came here to practice. He maintained offices in his home until he was taken ill. Dr. Dimitroff was associated with the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. for 10 years and with the Tioga General Hospital for five years. Dr. Dimitroff moved to Canada from Greece at the age of 16. He received his medical degree at the University of Toronto and had five years of post graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His internship was served at the University of Buffalo Hospital. After practicing for five years in Toronto, he joined the Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic staff in Sayre and became known as one of the leading surgeons. From 1937-1942 he practiced at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly. Dr. Dimitroff established the Wellsboro Fireman's Ambulance Driver's Association and was an honorary life member of that organization. He was a charter member of the World Medical Society, a Fellow of the Internationsl College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the America Colege of Surgeons. He was a member of the American Academy of Proctology and also a member of the International Academy of Proctology. Dr. Dimitroff was a member of the American Medical Association, New York State and Pennsylvania Medical Societies, a member of the Tioga County, Pa and Steuben county Medical Societies. Surviving are his wife, Phylis; a son Thomas P. Dimitroff of corning; a sister, Mrs. Ordana Bozinoff of Toronto, Canada; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 am in Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, rector of St Paul's Church in Wellsboro, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. W. Scott Harvin, rector of Christ Episcopal Church. Burial was in Wellsboro, pa, Cemetery. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998
DOANE - Mrs. Sarah Dale, aged 88 years, widow of the late Albert Dale, a civil war veteran, died Aug. 29, at her home at Rathbone, NY. She was born in Morris, Oct. 21, 1831. She is survived by one son, Judd Dale, of Rathbone, NY. The remains were brought to Wellsboro last Wednesday for interment. Rev. C.W. Macgeorge, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Mrs. Dale was a member of the Stonyfork Baptist church for many years. - The Wellsboro Agitator, September 8, 1920 (She was the daughter of Daniel Doane and Sylvia Bostwick)
DODGE Edgar L
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, August 6, 1914
Edgar L. Dodge, aged 58 years, of Delmar, died at the home of his son, Francis Dodge, in that township, last Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, The funeral was held Monday.
DONNELLAN NOREEN SPINK
Mrs. Noreen D. Wellsboro Age 74, died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Broadacres Nursing Home with her family by her side. Noreen was born October 4, 1931 in Olean, NY, the daughter of Frank and Esther (Westling) Donnellan. She graduated from Olean High School in the class of 1949. Noreen married Joseph C. Spink, April 11, 1953. She was raised in Olean and moved to Wellsboro in 1970. Noreen was a waitress at the former Harris' Restaurant and for a short time was employed as kitchen help in the Green Home. Noreen was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church where she worked in St. Peter's Closet for a number of years. Along with being predeceased by her parents, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Patricia; an infant sister, Patricia; two brothers, Bernard and Daniel Donnellan. Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Craig) West of Wellsboro, Karen E. Spink of Milford, NY, Janet (Richard) Putnam of Cobleskill, NY; two sons, J. Kevin (Cheri) Spink of Eagle River, AK, and Dr. Damon (Jan Wingenbach) Spink of Silverton, OR; a former husband and special friend, Joseph C. Spink of Middleburgh, NY; two sisters, Nancy Beechler of Sunlakes, AZ, and Judi (Lonnie) Barrett of Bellingham, WA; and four brothers, James (Clara) Donnellan of Vadmais, MN, Leo (Sally) Donnellan of Dover, DE, and David (Beth) Donnellan of Shoreline, WA, and Jon (Joanne) Donnellan of Ferndale, WA; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Patricia, Lauren, and Kristen West, all of Wellsboro, Austin and Cassie Putnam, both of Cobleskill, NY, J. Conor and Casey Spink of Eagle River, AK, and Katherine and Annie Spink of Silverton, OR; as well as several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2006, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. Celebrant will be Father Joseph J. Manarchuck. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter's Parish Center. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are under the direction of Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, Cobleskill, NY, and Palmer and Shaylor Funeral Home, Middleburgh, NY. Condolences may be sent to the family at merenessputnamfuneralhome.com .
DONNELLAN – Noreen D. Spink, 74, died Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Broad Acres Nursing Home with her family by her side. Noreen was born Oct. 4, 1931 in Olean, NY, the daughter of Francis and Esther Westling Donnellan. She graduated from Olean High School in the Class of 1949. She married Joseph C. Spink on April 11, 1953. Noreen was raised in Olean, NY and moved to Wellsboro in 1970. She was a waitress at the former Harris’ Restaurant and for a short time was employed as kitchen help in the Green Home. Noreen was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where she worked in St. Peter’s Closet for a number of years. Along with being predeceased by her parents, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Patricia; and infant sister, Patricia; two brothers, Bernard and Daniel Donnellan. Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Craig) West of Wellsboro, Karen E. Spink of Milford, NY, Janet (Richard) Putnam of Cobleskill, NY; two sons, J. Kevin (Cheri) Spink of Eagle River, Ark., Dr. Damon (Jan Wingenbach) Spink of Silverton, Ore.; former husband and special friend, Joseph C. Spink of Middleburgh, NY; two sisters, Nancy Beechler of Sunlakes, Ariz, Judi (Lonnie) Barrett of Bellingham, Wash.; four brothers, James (Clara) Donnellan of Vadmais, Minn., Leo (Sally) Donnellan of Dover, Del, David (Beth) Donnellan of Shoreline, Wash., Jon (Joanne) Donnellan of Ferndale, Wash.; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Patricia, Lauren, and Kristen West, all of Wellsboro, Austin and Cassie Putnam, both of Cobleskill, NY, J. Conor and Casey Spink of Eagle River, Ark., Katherine and Annie Spink of Silverton, Ore.; as well as several nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, May 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro. Celebrant was Father Joseph J. Manarchuck. Friends called Sunday, May 14 at St. Peter’s Parish Center. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements were under the direction of Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, Cobleskill, NY and Palmer and Shaylor Funeral Home, Middleburgh, NY. – The Mansfield Gazette, 17 May 2006, p.6A
DORT Florence D. Kennedy
age 84, of Prospect Street, Wellsboro, PA, died August 15, 2011 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert C. Kennedy who died August 27, 1998. Florence was born September 22, 1926 in Delmar Township, PA, the daughter of the late Andrew and Nina Kiefer Dort. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1944", and a retired secretary for the Tioga County District Justice Office, Wellsboro. Florence was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. Surviving are Son, Stephen Kennedy, Williamstown, PA; Daughters and Son-in-law, Connie Kennedy, Wellsboro, and Carol and Lynn Ingerick, Middlebury Ctr., PA; Brothers-in-law, Don Focht, Wellsboro, William Dembosky, Jr., Pine City, NY; fifteen Grandchildren, seventeen Great Grandchildren, and one Great-Great-Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, Brother-in-law, Robert Kennedy, Sisters-in-law: Doris Dean, Alice Bolton, Betty Focht, Ruth Ann Dembosky, and Great Grandson, Kyle Lenhardt. Friends and family are invited to Florence's Life Celebration on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 3pm in the Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association , Pennsylvania Affiliate, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. Star Gazette – August 17, 2011
DRAINSFIELD DOROTHA TROUTMAN
Dorotha J. Troutman, age 78, of Rt. 6 Wellsboro, died Sunday, July 6 , 2008 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. She was the wife of Quenton (Tony) Troutman whom she married Feb. 19, 1949. Dorotha was born Sept. 21, 1929 inWellsboro, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nettie Cole Drainsfield. She had worked for Webster's Greenhouse, which was her favorite job working with plants, Sherwood Motel, Penn Wells Motel, and Corning Glass Works. Dorotha enjoyed gardening and crafting. Surviving are her husband, Tony Troutman; daughters, Connie (Larry) Smith of Wellsboro, Toni Lee (George) Kepner of New Jersey; sons, Roy Troutman of Wellsboro, Ted Troutman of Provo, Utah, Wade Troutman of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Stephen (Angela) Smith of Lawrenceville, Tara (Travis) Coolidge of Branson, Mo., Angela (Randy) Figgs of Ithaca, N.Y. Kayla Kepner of New Jersey; great grandchildren, Sydney Olivia Smith, Luther Figgs, Quenton Figgs, Conor Figgs; sisters, Emma Luke of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Pauline Maynard of Wellsboro, Mae Merrick of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marguerite (Peg) Melko; son, William Roy; and daughter, Debra Marie Troutman. There will be no visitation and funeral services are private. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to St. Christopher Philadelphia Children's Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro.
DRAINSFIELD - WILCOX, Ruth M.
Age 95, of Waverly and formerly of Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, diedFriday July 4, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald in 1977. She is survived by her sons, Arthur (Shirley) Wilcox of Nichols, NY, Norman (Kathy) Wilcox of Elmira, NY; five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Phoebe Doane and Mantie Carner. Ruth was born June 14, 1913 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Richard and Rebecca (Metzger) Dann. She was a lady through and through. She was fond of the arts, an avid reader and lover of life's simple treasure. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., July 9, 2008, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Thurs. at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. A special thanks to the health care providers of Elderwood Assisted Living at Tioga for their care of our mother. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/6/2008 - 7/8/2008.
DREW - GENEVIEVE "PUG" GEE: Genevieve Drew Gee, age 76, of Anaheim, California, died Aug. 15, 1987, at the Orange County Rehab Hospital. Garden Grove, Calif., after a long illness. She was born Sept 19, 1910,in Charleston Township, the daughter of Stella Bently Drew and Lee Drew. She graduated from Wellsboro High School. After the death of her husband, Fred Gee, in 1956, she went into nurses’ training in Elmira, N.Y., and nursed in the Tompkins County Hospital at Ithaca, N.Y. until going to California with her brother and family where she became a nurse in the I.C.U. of Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County, and retired at age 70 after 16 years of service. She had lived in California for 23 years. She is survived by three brothers, LeRoy Drew and wife Loretta of Garden Grove, Calif., Leonard Drew of San Jacento, Calif., and Allan Drew and wife Rosalie of Wellsboro; two sisters, Ida Maynard and Winifred Williams, both of Wellsboro, and many nieces and nephews in both places. Funeral services will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home at Wellsboro Friday morning at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9. Interment at the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. David Caldwell, pastor of the Charleston Baptist Church, will officiate.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, January 24, 1946
Mrs. Myrtle Reese, 63, died last Saturday at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born May 6, 1882 in Charleston township, the daughter of Charles and Rose Shumway Drew. Her husband, Bert Reese, died several years ago. Surviving are three sons, Earl and Floyd of Elmira; and Basil, of Wellsboro; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Bowen, of Charleston; a sister, Mrs George Biebe of Wellsboro, RD and a brother, Verne Drew of Wellsboro. Funeral service were held Tuesday afternoon from the Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert W. L. Mark, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in charge. Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery.
DUNHAM FLORA MAE
Wellsboro Gazette - January 14, 1954
Mrs. Flora Mae Place, 70, wife of Freeman B. Place, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital last Wednesday evening. Born Feb. 18, 1883 in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Hammond Dunham. Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Marion Presher, of Little Marsh; one sister, Mrs. Joe Stevens, of Wellsboro RD1; one brother, Will Dunham, of Tioga RD 4 and one grandson, Mark Davis, Little Marsh. Services were held last Saturday at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Alfred Gross officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery
DUNKLE - The remains of the late Frank S. Dunkle, aged 63 years, who died Saturday morning, Oct. 5  at 9 o'clock at his home in Lewisburg, Pa., were brought to Wellsboro yesterday morning for interment, accompanied by his wife and son, 1st Lieut. Donald R. Dunkle, of the 11th U.S. Cavalry, stationed at Fort Meyer, Virginia; by his brother, Postmaster Forrest B. Dunkle of Jersey Shore, and sister, Mrs. Annie Kitts of Waynesville, NC, wife of Colonel W.B. Kitts of the U.S. Army and Mrs. James S. Mathers of Lewisburg. Mr. Dunkle had been in failing health for two years or more and had been confined to the house since April. He removed to Lewisburg from Wellsboro about eleven years ago, conducting the Cameron House in that borough since leaving here. He was one of the most successful hotel proprietors for many years in all this section of the state and his friends were countless. Genial and bighearted, he endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. The funeral was held at Lewisburg at 3 p.m. on Monday, Rev. F.B. Everitt, pastor of the Lewisburg Presbyterian church, officiating. Mr. Dunkle was for several years proprietor of the Wilcox House in Wellsboro. He was born in Hublersburg, Center county, Pa., Sept. 3, 1855, a son of Michael and Julia [Carner] Dunkle, natives of this state. Michael Dunkle's family consisted of eleven children, two of whom are living, Forest B., postmaster at Jersey Shore, and Annie, wife of Col. W.B. Kitts. Frank S. was reared and educated in his native town, and when seventeen years of age began clerking in a hotel at Jersey Shore, which position he filled for five years. He then located at Beech Creek, and later took a contract to build a portion of the Beech Creek railroad. He also served as a constable while there, In the spring of 1884 he came to Wellsboro and conducted the pool and billiard room in the Coles House for five years, and then went to Jersey Shore where he carried on the Junction House for fifteen months, the Globe Hotel for one year, and the Hotel Dunkle eighteen months. On Nov. 1, 1892, he returned to Wellsboro to take charge of the Wilcox House which he conducted successfully for several years, and in 1900 took charge of the Sandbach House which he conducted until 1907, removing thence to Lewisburg where he had since conducted the Cameron House. Mr. Dunkle was married in March 1893, to Miss Anna Jackson of Wellsboro. Mr. Dunkle was a member of the F&AM and Chapter of Wellsboro; of the Consistory at Bloomsburg; the Shrine at Wilkes-Barre; the IOOF, the Knights of the Golden Eagle and the Elks of Milton. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918
- LAWYER DIES AS HE PLEADS FOR CLIENT
Wellsboro—Andrew Baird Dunsmore’s life closed dramatically here Tuesday afternoon as he addressed a jury in behalf of his client. He suffered a heart attack. His daughter and granddaughter sat near him as he sank to the floor dead before the stunned jurors, court officials and spectators. He was 72 years of age, a former United States district attorney and an important factor in Pennsylvania Republican councils. He had, apparently, been in unusually good health and in his morning court work Tuesday had displayed his usual vigor. The case in which he was interested was that of the Commonwealth against Gerald Treat, he appearing for the defense. Testimony was completed at the morning session and Mr. Dunsmore began his address to the jury as soon as Judge Thomas A. Crichton reconvened court. He had spoken for about five minutes when, without warning, he lurched and fell near the witness stand. There was an instant’s shocked silence as audience tried to grasp what had happened. Then those nearest the stricken man hurried to his side to make him comfortable while a court attendant raced out, returning with Dr. William Bache who found the attorney beyond medical help. Mr. Dunsmore died a few minutes after the physician arrived. In the courtroom were Mr. Dunsmore’s daughter, Mrs. Janet Dunsmore Hill, and her 3-year-old daughter, Marcia Hill, who reside at the Dunsmore home. Judge Crichton at once adjourned the August term of court. Coroner William F. White pronounced death due to pulmonary thrombosis. In addition to his prominence in Pennsylvania legal circles, Mr. Dunsmore was known throughout the Northern Tier as a former Representative in the Pennsylvania Legislature, as a leader in Tioga County Republican affairs and as an active Mason. Twice he had been chairman of the Tioga County Republican Committee. He was chosen the first time in 1894, serving a short time. In 1935, after his retirement as United States Attorney, he was again named chairman, succeeding Prof. James G. Morgan of Mansfield. Mr. Dunsmore was born at Morris Run, Jan. 4, 1866, a son of John and Janet Baird Dunsmore, who were natives of Scotland. He was graduated from the Blossburg schools and completed a science course at the Mansfield Normal in 1884. He was principal and teacher in Arnot schools for 18 months after which he spent two years on his father’s farm. He studied in the law offices of Attys. John L. Mitchell and David B. Cameron at Wellsboro and was admitted to the Tioga County Bar in 1889 and in 1895 was elected Tioga County district attorney in which office he served two three-year terms. From 1905 to 1909 he was a member of the Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. In 1909 he was appointed Assistant U. S. District Attorney for Pennsylvania’s middle district, and U. S. District Attorney two years later. He served in that capacity two decades under two democratic administrations, although he was a life long Republican. He returned to Wellsboro about three years ago after spending several years concluding the business of the federal office. Prominent in Masonry, he was a member of Ossea Lodge, 317, F&AM, a member of the Williamsport Consistory and Ismailia Temple Shrine of Buffalo. He was a member of the State Bar Association, the Wellsboro Rotary Club and the Newmuk Rod & Club. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal vestry and president of the Wellsboro Water Company. He married Sarah Ball of Honesdale, May 17, 1894, who died several years ago. They had one child, Mrs. Hill. Besides his daughter and grandchild, he leaves two brothers, James of South Fork, Pa., and William of ZanTups, Calif; a sister, Mrs. Kate Moris, of Tacoma Park Wash. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the family home on West Ave. The Rev. Albert K. Hayward of St. Paul’s Episcopal church will officiate and burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.