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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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


HAROLD E. (PAT) EBERENZ age 69 of RD 6, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 11, 1984 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, Ariz.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA Saturday 10:11 a.m.  Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, his pastor, officiating.  Burial Wellsboro Cemetery.  Survived by his wife, Wilda Valentine Eberenz; 3 daughters, Mrs. Sara Marr of Hisperia, CA., Mrs. Patricia Lisk of Temecula, CA, Mrs. Rosemary Bailey of Williamsport, PA; one brother, Howard (Vic) Eberenz of Redlands, CA; 6 sisters, Miss Hazel Eberenz, Mrs. Laura Rawson, Mrs. Ruth Harper and Mrs. Betty Catellier all of Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Jean Lamb of Covington, PA, Mrs. Marion Brown of Erin, NY; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Eberenz was born March 29, 1915 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Harold and Emily Eberenz.  He was a retired machinist for the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division and a member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1984

 

EBERENZ - Mrs. Mary E. Matson, aged about 88, widow of the late Edwin Matson, Sr., died at her home on the Pine creek road near Wellsboro, about 6 o'clock last Tuesday evening. She was born in Delmar, August 6, 1818, and was the daughter of William Eberenz, one of that township's pioneer settlers. In 1837 she was married to Mr. Matson and to them seven children were born, of whom these three survive: Mr. Edwin Matson, of Wellsboro; Mr. John W. Matson of Paynesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Derbyshire, who resides at the old homestead. Mrs. Matson spent all her life in this region, except about 17 years, during which time she resided in Wrightsville, York County. Her's was always a most useful and exemplary life. She was a devoted wife and mother, a faithful friend and a helpful neighbor. Her beautiful Christian character and cheerful disposition endeared her to all with whom she came in contact and her death is widely mourned. One sister, Mrs. F.H. Smith, of Wrightsville, mother of Mrs. Frank A. Deans, of Wellsboro, also survives Mrs. Matson. Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. A.C. Shaw, D.D., officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 February 1906

 

EDWARDS Thomas Edwards

78, who has resided in Antrim, Pa., for the past two years, died June 15, 1956 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for 12 days. For 30 years he was a farmer in the Round Top area before retiring, and was a member of the Welsh Settlement Community Church.  He was born in Wales, the son of Morgan and Sarah Williams Edwards. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Apgar Edwards of Antrim; one son, Kenneth of Balboa, C.Z.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Anne Hale of Gamboa. C. Z., and Mrs. Helen Magan of Pueblo, Col.; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; also three brothers, Fred of Nanty Glo, Pa., David of Wellsboro RD 3, and William of Wellsboro RD 4.  Funeral services were held Monday at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, the Rev. Andrew Young of Antrim, officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

ELY Russell A.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., Feb. 17, 1921, Pg 1
Russell A. Ely, aged 72 years, died last Saturday morning [2/12/1921] at his home on Nichols Street after an illness of several months.  He had been able to be about the house and walk out at various periods, but notwithstanding had been gradually failing and grew weaker until the end came.  Mr Ely was born August 3, 1848, in Charleston Township, a son of Frederick and Sally Rose Ely.  He was united in marriage to Jennie Klock, daughter of the late Jeremiah Klock.  Mrs Ely was a confirmed invalid and during her affliction of many years her husband was thoroughly devoted to her, administering to her daily wishes and wants with a loving and cheerful hand.  Mr Ely was a good citizen and a truly good man in every sense of the word.  He was just what he pretended to be...  He is survived by two sisters;  Mrs C. M. Rumsey of Mansfield and Mrs Florence Weld of Wellsboro, who made her home with her brother.  The funeral was held from the home on Nichols Street, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. C W MacGeorge officiating; interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

EMBERGER Floyd Franklin
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., Jan. 16, 1947, Pg 2
Floyd Franklin Emberger, 73, died at his home on Pearl Street, last Sunday afternoon [1/12/1947], following a long period of ill health.  He was born at Blossburg on October 4, 1873, a son of Clarissa Wigant and Martin Emberger, and had spent the greater portion of his life in Wellsboro.  For a number of years he and his wife were caretakers of the IOOF Home.  Surviving are his wife, Mae, who has been an invalid for a number of years and for whom he cared for and three brothers, Claude and Warren of Aurora, ILL, and Charles of Elkland.  Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home; burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

EMBERGER - Mildred E. Spencer, 89, of 13 Grant St., Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Mar. 25, 1986, in the Green Home at Wellsboro. Her husband, Stacey S. Spencer, died in 1977. Born Sept. 9, 1896, at Roseville, she was a daughter of Ferd and Fraie Pilbrick Emberger. She was a 76-year member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Mother. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Smith, of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Betty Campbell and Mrs. Joan Gerow, both of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Patricia VanZandt, of RD#1 Mansfield; two sons, Robert L. and former Assemblyman Warren H., both of Wellsboro; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. A son, Ellsworth E., died in 1940. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the church. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, her pastor, and the Rev. Ronald Grimley, associate church pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Mar. 26. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 26, 1986

 

ENGLISH, Anna C. Watkins – Anna C., wife of the late Frank Watkins, who had a wide acquaintance in this vicinity and was highly esteemed, died at her home early Sunday morning, aged 60 years.  She was the daughter of John and Letitia Kelsey English and was born in Wellsboro, where she had always resided.  She was a member of the Baptist church, also a member of the Patrons of Husbandry and is survived by the following children:  Walter E. and Benj. F. Spencer, Francis M., Leon E., and John L. Watkins, and Mrs. Geo. C. Smith, all of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Chauncey VanGorder, of Sayre, Pa., also by the following brothers and sister, Grant Kelsey, Eugene S., Willis L. and May L. English.  Funeral services were held from her late home yesterday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Macgeorge officiating, the pallbearers at her request being her five sons and one brother; burial in the family plot in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 December 1919.

 

ENGLISH- WHARTENBY
Catherine E. "Kay" Of R.R. 5, Wellsboro, died December 23, 2001. Her husband of 52 years, C.A. "Al" Whartenby, predeceased her on January 16, 1998. Mrs. Whartenby was born in Wellsboro on June 30, 1920, the daughter of Robert Dean and Elizabeth Dwyer English. She graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1937 and from Mansfield State Teachers College (now University) in 1941. At the beginning of World War II she went to California, where she was employed by the War Department, 9th Service Command, at the Presidio of San Francisco. In 1954 she joined the San Francisco agency of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (now Cigna). She held several positions with the company, including being the first woman in field management. When she retired in 1985, she was the National Director of Qualified Plans. While with Connecticut General, she graduated from Golden Gate College School of Law with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. She also attained the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter from the American College of Life Underwriters. She was a member of the California and American Bar Associations, belonged to several Estate Planning Councils in California and was listed in many editions of WHO'S WHO, including THE WORLD WHO'S WHO OF WOMEN AND WHO'S WHO IN FINANCE AND INDUSTRY. After retirement from business, she served as president of the Tioga County Historical Society for 9 years. She was past president and secretary of the Board of Directors of the Green Free Library. During her presidency the Library conducted a most successful fund drive, which raised over one and a quarter million dollars. Mrs. Whartenby was also a member and past president of the Wellsboro Friday Club. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James D. and Joyce A. (Mitzi) English of Wellsboro; two sisters, Elizabeth A. English and Jane E. Wetherbee, both of Wellsboro; a brother-in-law, David B. Whartenby of Gibsonia; Several nephews and nieces and several great-nephews and great-nieces. She was predeceased by two brothers, John Donald English in 1971 and Robert Edward English, who was killed in action in World War II. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, December 27, 2001 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Funeral to follow at 2:00 with Rev. Michael J. Sullivan officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro.

WELLSBORO GAZETTE, 11 Feb. 1904, p. 12
DEATH OF JAMES S. ENGLISH
A WELL-KNOWN RESIDENT SUDDENLY STRICKEN WITH HEART DISEASE
Our citizens were startled and greatly shocked on Monday morning by the announcement of the sudden death of Constable James S. English. Mr. English accompanied by Henry Herden, walked to the depot to take the 6:30 train for Marsh Creek. Soon after entering the waiting room and taking a seat he complained of a choking sensation and his head lopped to one side. The passengers came to his aid and laid him tenderly on the floor until a cot was procured. A physician was summoned but the unfortunate man passed peacefully away in a few moments. The remains were removed to the grief stricken home of the deceased on Lincoln Street, which he had left only a short time before apparently as well as ever. Heart disease was the cause of his sudden death. James English was born in Wellsboro, August 15, 1844, and therefore was in the 60th year of his age. He always lived in this borough and during the  Civil War he enlisted in Company G, 45th Regiment. During the Battle of South Mountain in 1862 he was shot through the right arm and as a result his elbow was crippled for life. In October 1862 he was honorably discharged from service because of his wounds. For many years after the close of the war Mr. English was engaged in lumbering and of late years had proved a very valuable and trustworthy man for various lumber and coal companies. He was also considered a good judge of horses and purchased many for lumber jobbers and carriage teams. Those who dealt with him always placed the utmost confidence in his word and all his dealings. Mr. English was very popular with all classes, as evidenced by the fact that notwithstanding he was a stanch Democrat. He had been elected and served as Constable in the Second ward for the past twelve years. "Pusley Jim" as he was familiarly known, was a good citizen and neighbor and his death is sincerely regretted by all who knew him.  Mr. English was married September 11, 1870, to Miss Nancy Wilson, who survives him together with eight children, as follows: Clarence of Belleville, Kansas; Harry of Gaines; Clara, a teacher in the Wellsboro school; Leonard H., a student in the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Mo.; Alvina, a teacher in Charleston, and Ada, Elmer and Helen at home. Mr. English is survived also by his brother Samuel and his sister, Lina G. (unreadable) Washington DC, and by his sister, Mrs. Mariette Webster, of Ellisburg, Potter County. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The pallbearers were cousins of the deceased: M. A. English, R. English, B. English, Mayne English, E. C. English and Grant Kelsey.

ENGLISH - MRS. E.A. WILCOX
Mrs. Jane English Wilcox, aged 74 years, wife of E. Arch Wilcox, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning after a long illness. She was born Nov. 24, 1870, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard English. (Written in long hand on this copy is "Died Aug. 6, 1944") She is survived by her husband and the following children, Miss Dora Wilcox of Wellsboro; Dr. Winthrop P. Wilcox of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Henry Grumme of Bethlehem, Pa.; Mrs. George Murphy of Corning; seven grnadchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, Dr. Merton A. English of Washington, D. C. and a sister, Mrs. Frederick Goodwin of Vestal, N.Y. She was married to E. A. Wilcox May 29, 1890, and they celebrated their golden wedding annivesary in 1940. She was a Gold Star mother. Her son Orson was killed in France in World War 1. She was a member of the Baptist church and a former member of the D.A.R. ( Not mentioned is another son, Claude, who predeceased her.) The funeral was held yesterday at the Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Relatives and friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Wilcox and children, Winthrop Jr., and Betty; Dr. Merton A. English and son Major Merton A. English, Jr. of Washington, D.C.; Mr and Mrs. Henry Grumme of Bethlehem, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. George Murphy of Corning; Mrs. Frederick Goodwin and Mrs. Larry Goodwin of Vestal, N.Y.

ENGLISH - Margaret E. Brooks Dies at Wellsboro:  Mrs. Margaret E. Brooks, 80 years old, of Main Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, April 2nd, 1974, at Hash's Convalescent Home where she had been a patient for several weeks.  She had previously been a patient at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital after falling and breaking her hip at her home.  Mrs. Brooks was the widow of Basil Brooks.  She was born November 12, 1893 in Wellsboro, the daughter of Lafayette and Elizabeth Downer English.  She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a charter member of Mary Wells Chapter of the Eastern Star, and a member of the W. Earle Champaign Post American Legion Auxiliary.  Mrs. Brooks maintained and kept her own home until she broke her hip.  Her cheerful nature and willingness to do for others endeared her not only to members of her own family but a host of friends.  For many years she was a diligent worker in the church as well as the Legion Auxiliary.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Elizabeth) Kerrick of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Jackson of St. Louis, Missouri; and three grandchildren, Brooks, Curtis, and Kenneth Kerrick, all of Wellsboro.  Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Thursday evening between 7 and 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. William F. Murphey officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

ENGLISH VINE LEROY
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 14 Feb 1974
Vine LeRoy English, age 72, of RD 5, Wellsboro, died suddenly Monday, February 11, 1974 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Roger E. Kuhn. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Hazel Bowen English of RD 5, brother, Eugene English, of Camp Hill, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Harold Heath of RD 5, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church; 60 year member of the Middle Ridge Grange and was a retired farmer. [Note: Vine English first married Julia Johnson, daughter of Charles A. and Hilda Lundgren Johnson].

 

ERTL Timothy P. Ertl

55, of Dalton, Mass., died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Berkshire Medical Center.  Born in Freeport, N.Y. on April 9, 1956, he is the son of Charlotte Richter Ertl and the late William Ertl.  He graduated from Bay Shore High School and obtained his associates degree from Suffolk Community College in New York. He was employed as a computer programmer for Link to Life for the past 20 years. Previously, he was employed at Grumman Associates in Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Ertl enjoyed computers, electronics and was an avid ham radio operator.  Survivors besides his mother of Scranton, include two sons, Christopher Ertl, Jon Ertl both of Dalton and a daughter, April Tarbox of Dalton. He also leaves a brother, Robin Ertl of Scranton and three grandchildren.  Calling hours will be on Saturday, March 31, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Burial will follow at the Wellsboro Cemetery on Saturday.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 28, 2012

 

Yvonne Marie English, infant daughter of Lester and Cynthia Ann Fish English of Wellsboro RD 2, died shortly after birth Sunday, Oct. 24, 1970, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Surviving besides her parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fish, Wellsboro RD 2, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lemons English, Galeton. The funeral service was held on Tuesday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. DeVere May, pastor of the March Creek Baptist Church officiated.

ERWAY Arden Judd
Arden Judd Erway, 49, of Wellsboro RD 2, Wednesday, May 17, 1961.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Clara Reese Erway; daughters, Mrs. Duane Horning of Wellsboro, Miss Betty Lou Erway at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. Judd Erway of Wellsboro; brothers, Leon of Wellsboro RD1, Rutsor of Wellsboro RD6, Lewis of Corning; sisters Mrs. Fern McConnell Brion of Wellsboro RD 1, Mrs. Mary Bliss of Mansfield; two grandchildren.  Body at Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Calling hours:  Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gordon Abrams.

ERWAY Julia Ann
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Tuesday, March 30, 1886
Last Thursday morning Mrs. Israel Merrick of Delmar died after a 5 weeks illness at the ripe age of 77 years. The funeral was held at her late residence on Saturday, Rev. Dr. Shaw officiating and a number of friends and relatives followed her remains to their last resting place in the cemetery in this borough.  Mrs. Merrick's maiden name was Julia Erway. She was born near Ithaca, NY, December 4, 1808. She came to this county with her parents in 1817. In 1824 she was married to Mr. Israel Merrick and for many years they resided in this borough. About 1849 they moved to the farm in Delmar where Mrs. Merrick has since resided. Mr. Merrick died in 1855. Mrs. Merrick united with the Methodist church many years ago and lived an exemplary life being known among her friends as a woman of bright intellect and honest worth.  She had enjoyed good health until prostrated by illness a few weeks before her death.  Her last hours were peaceful and painless, her spirit yielding to that silent overpowering touch which comes sooner or later to all.  Mrs. Merrick was the mother of 10 children, seven of whom survive her. Among them are: Major Geo. W. Merrick, Mrs. Mortimer F. Elliott, Ellis J. Merrick, Mrs. Deroy Herrington, and Mrs. W T Mathers.    Wellsboro

ERWAY - MRS. LEDA E. CAMPBELL
 Mrs. Leda E. Campbell, 88, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, January 6, 1972, in the Hash Nursing Home.  She was the widow of Dana K. Campbell. She was born September 14, 1883, in Chatham Twp., the daughter of Floyd and Alice Owlett Erway. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Mary Wells Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Middle Ridge Grange. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ivan Wilkinson, of Wellsboro RD 2, and Mrs. Stuart Goodreau, of Wellsville, New York; three sons, Norman of Harrisburg, Lloyd, of Camp Hill, and Dana, of Fonda, New York; one brother, Fred Erway, also of Wellsboro, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Saturday at Tussey's Funeral Home.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William A. Snyder, her pastor, officiated.

ERWAY Minnie Gertrude
Wellsboro Agitator - April 16, 1953
Mrs. Minnie Gertrude Hotchkiss, aged 78 years, wife to Elton J. Hotchkiss, 68 Pearl Street, died in the Ithaca Memorial Hospital, Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday evening, April 11, 1953.  Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Quimby Wilcox and Mrs. Paul Chilson, Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Victor Tinkham, Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. James Peck, Sidney, N.Y.; two sons, Cecil, Wellsboro, and Leland, Horseheads, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Campbell and Mrs. Dana Campbell, Wellsboro; Mrs. Frank Keeney, Chester, N.Y., and Mrs. Daisy Ealey, Wellsboro, R. D.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday.  Burial was in the Wellsboro cemetery.  (Daughter of Floyd Erway and Alice Owlett)

 

ERWIN – Hugh Platt Erwin

Last Monday morning Mr. H.P. Erwin, of this borough, died at his home on West Avenue, of cancer of the stomach. He had been sick for about nine months and unable to attend to his business [tailor], being confined to his house most of the time. He was sixty-eight years of age. Hugh Platt Erwin was born at Jersey Shore, May 15, 1826. He learned the trade of a tailor there and at the age of twenty he came to this borough and began work in the tailor shop of Mr. M.M. Converse, and a few years later he bought out the establishment. Mr. Erwin was an ardent sportsman, and a few years after going into business for himself he was crippled by the accidental discharge of a gun while out hunting. His left hand was shattered and he was thereafter incapable of working on the bench, but he continued the business by hiring help in the shop and doing the cutting for his workmen. Mr. Erwin married Mary Matilda Sofield, April 29, 1850, and of their ten children, five daughters and one son are left to share their mother’s grief. Mr. Erwin was a member of the Band of the 70th Regiment, New York Volunteers, during the war. After Mr. Erwin came out of the army, in 1866, he opened a tailor shop at Blossburg, which he continued for more than twenty years, being also for a long period Justice of the Peace in that borough. He returned to this place in 1887 and established himself here again as a tailor, and he enjoyed a good patronage. Platt Erwin, as he was familiarly known, was a good citizen, honorable and whole-souled. He was philosophical about the events of life and he was inclined to take the world at its best, and never grumbled at his fortune. He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years. The funeral is to be held at the family residence on West Avenue this morning at half-past ten o’clock, and Rev. A.C. Shaw, D.D., will conduct the service. – Wellsboro Agitator, July 25, 1894, p.3    Note:  Wellsboro Cemetery – son of Sarah Erwin, Hugh P. Erwin [listed as H.R. Erwin on index], the reading from the tombstone should probably be July 23, 1894 instead of July 28, 1894 because of the newspaper date.

 

EVANS –JANET E. OWLETT, 84, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at The Green Home in Wellsboro. She was the wife of Atty. Edward H. (Ted) Owlett, whom she married on August 26, 1950. They were married for 63 years. Janet was born March 27, 1930 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Electra (Button) Evans. Janet completed her secondary education at the National Cathedral and attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro and served in the choir. In addition she was a member of Wednesday Morning Musicals, Friday Club, Wellsboro Foundation, Friends of the Green Free Library and she served as a judge for the Laurel Festival for many years. Janet was the 1st Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen from Wellsboro in 1947. Surviving is her husband, Edward; three sons, Edward H. Owlett III (Mary Elizabeth), Steven E. Owlett (Jill C.), Thomas M. Owlett (Mary C.), all of Wellsboro, PA; seven grandchildren. Janet was preceded in death by a son, G. Mason Owlett. Friends and family are invited to Janet's Life Celebration on Monday, July 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro with Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made in Janet's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/3/2014

 

MERLE E. ‘SLIM’ EVERETTS, age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on May 21, 1928 in Wellsboro, the son of Elmer and Erva (Housler) Everetts. He was the husband of the late Mary (Mould) Everetts who passed away in 1997. He had been employed at the Wellsboro Gazette for over 40 years and served in the US Army during WWII. Merle was a member of the Johnny Lundgren's Orchestra, and enjoyed playing professional guitar. He was the owner/operator of Everetts' Grocery Store in Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Elmer and Ann Everetts of Trout Run, PA, James Everetts of Tombstone, AZ; a daughter, Vivian Drezek of Wellsboro, PA; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Mould of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Evelyn LaPolt. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 1893, Memphis, TN. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/17/2016

 

EVERY, Albert Lincoln - Albert Lincoln Every, aged 31 years, died Dec. 17, after a short illness of influenza.  He was the son of Mrs. And Mrs. James Every of Sullivan township, and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Hilda; three brothers: Clarence and Raymond, of Sullivan, and Fred, of Scranton; four sisters, Viola of Sayre, Ethel, Eva and Neva, at home; and his parents. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919

 

FAIVRE Dorothy Shaw

77, of East Avenue, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at her home.  She was the wife of the late Kenneth I. Shaw who died Jan. 11, 1997. Dorothy was born April 13, 1933, in Morris Township, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marion Robear Faivre.  She was a graduate of Liberty High School, Class of 1952, and was a homemaker. Dorothy was president of the one-room school reunion, collected cows and loved to babysit.  Surviving are daughters, Marge Watson of Elkland, Deborah Shaw of Tokyo, Japan, Elsie Shaw of Wellsboro, Dawn (Rick) Hurlburt of Thorton, Colo., Regina Shaw of Wellsboro; sons, David (Carol) Shaw of Wellsboro, Clinton Shaw of Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Richard Brill of Mansfield; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard Otis, Eugene Otis and sister, Beverly Cuddy.  Friends and family are invited to Dorothy's Life Celebration on Friday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at noon with the Rev. Dave Blowers and the Rev. Joe Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Christian Life Assembly of God, Missions Department, 1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 9, 2011

 

FAY Adrian A. (Ady) Fay

Adrian A. (Ady) Fay, 84, of Tioga, Pa., died September 11, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY. He was the husband of Estella Jean Davis, whom he married June 3, 1949. He was born September 26, 1927, in Hammondsport NY, the son of Francis Fredrick Fay and Laroca Rose Ames Fay. He retired after 31 years, from Ingersoll Rand Corp. in 1983, where he was a draftsman and department head. Ady was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WW II. He was a graduate of Covington High School and Williamsport Community College. In addition he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, Pa. Surviving is his wife; five sons, Scott Alan Fay, Timothy Fay and Thomas Fay, all of Tioga, Pa., Ted Fay (Brenda K), Lancaster, Pa., David Lane Fay (Christine L), Johnson City, NY; sisters, Cora Janet Enriot, Pittsford, NY, Beatrice Grant (Daniel), Covington, Pa., Ada Donaldson, Pine City, NY, Sandra Garrison, Canandaigua, NY; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Adrian's Life Celebration on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. Funeral, Sunday September 16, 2012 at 1:00 P.M., Trinity Lutheran Church 53 West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa., with Pastor Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery with full Military Honors. Memorials may be made in his name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 53 West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Star Gazette – September 14, 2012

 

FELLOWS Asahel
Wellsboro Agitator - March 5, 1889
--Mr. Asahel Fellows, a well-known resident of this part of the county, died at the residence of his son, George, in Delmar, at half past four o'clock last Saturday morning, at the advanced age of 85 years.  His death resulted from a general breaking down of the system from old age.  Mr. Fellows was a native of Connecticut and was the son of John and Edna Fellows.  He came to this county when about 21 years of age and resided in Delmar as a farmer all the rest of his life.  He was an industrious, frugal, substantial citizen and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him.  His funeral was held yesterday afternoon at one o'clock at the residence of his son, and it was attended by numerous relatives and friends of the deceased.  Rev. S. F. Mathews, of this borough, conducted the services.   Wellsboro Cemetery

FELLOWS Eliza J
Wellsboro Agitator – October 7, 1908
Mrs. Fred Sticklin, aged 72 years, died Monday morning in this borough, after a week’s illness with bowel trouble.  She had, however, been in poor health for some time.  Her maiden name was Eliza J. Fellows, being the second child of Asahel Fellows, who was one of the early settlers in Delmar township.  She was born in Delmar and spent the whole of her life in that township and in Wellsboro.  She married Mr. Fred Sticklin when she was eighteen years of age.  Her husband died about three years ago.  Of her seven children, five are surviving, namely:  Edward T., Charles H., Anna, wife of Edgar Spencer, Fred J and George L, all of whom are respected citizens.  There are also two sisters surviving, Mrs. Melvin Borden and Mrs. Joseph T. Bernauer.  Mrs. Sticklin was a good woman and she was faithful to all the duties of life.  Those who knew her loved her well for her fine qualities of mind and heart.  The funeral is to be held this afternoon and Rev. Dr. A. C. Shaw, D. D. will conduct the service.

FELLOWS Erastus
Wellsboro Agitator Nov 27th 1883
Death of an Aged Citizen – The old landlord of the Fellows House dies of old age.
Mr. Erastus Fellows, who died very peacefully last Wednesday evening at the residence of  ex-Commissioner Purple, was one of the oldest residents of this borough.  He was born in the town of Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, on the 31st day of July, 1800, his father being Mr. John Fellows, who subsequently lived and died in Delmar.  In the year 1821 Erastus left his Connecticut home and “went West” as far as this county, settling on a farm between this borough and Stony Fork.  He remained there but a year or two when he gave the farm up to his father, who, with the remainder of the family, had followed him to these western wilds.  Erastus then came to this borough and acted for a time as an assistant to Mr. Beecher in the hotel business.  He soon married the widow of Moses Johnson – Elizabeth, daughter of Royal Cole – and engaged in keeping boarders in an old log house standing where the west end of the Fellows Hotel now stands.  His business rapidly increased, and a frame addition was soon built just east of the log house, and before long the old house was torn away and the west end of the present hotel built in its place.  The establishment became well known and grew in popularity with the people who were called to make transient visits to Wellsboro, and its landlord prospered accordingly.  Before long he had become possessor of a large farm, extending from the Newton Johnson place to the west side of the Purple lot on Charleston street and including all the land now occupied by the depot and its surroundings.  On this property Mr. Fellows continued to reside all the remainder of his long life, keeping the hotel until 1870, when he gave up the business and went to live with his daughter, Mrs. E. J. Purple.  He was a most hospitable landlord, and his acquaintance with the leading people of the county was very extensive.  He was a good citizen and a man of unquestioned integrity.  Five children were born to him.  Of these, one daughter died in infancy; but Mr. and Mrs. Fellows had the happiness to see the remainder of their children grow up to become respected and prosperous citizens.  The two sons, Homer F. and Norris W. are engaged in business at Springfield, Mo., while the two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Purple and Mrs. A. M. Spencer, reside in this county, the latter at Canoe Camp.  The funeral was held at Mr. Purple’s residence Saturday afternoon and was largely attended by the old people of this neighborhood.  The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Shaw and Rev. Mr. Moss, and the remains of an aged citizen were laid at rest by old residents of this borough – Messrs. J. L. Robinson, William Bache, B. T. Van Horn, H. Sherwood, A. E. Niles and Thomas Allen.

 

FELLOWS George Leroy

Wellsboro Agitator – January 18, 1905

Mr. George Leroy Fallows, aged 65, died about 8 o'clock on Monday morning at his home in Delmar near the Wellsboro line.   He had been in very poor health for two or three years from a complication of diseases, of which heart disease and dropsy were the most pronounced. He bad, however, been confined to his bed only about five or six weeks. He was a son of the late Mr. Ashel Fellows, of Delmar. The deceased was born on the homestead farm developed by his father, who came to this county from Connecticut in the early days of Tioga county.  Mr. George Fellows spent all his life on this farm.  He married in 1863 Rhoda Hoag (Hoig), who died about eight years ago.  One son, Mr. Ed D. Fellows, of this borough, survives him.  Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1 o’clock at the late home of the deceased.

 

Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 1905

George L, Fellows, of Delmar, died on Monday morning at his home just outside the borough limits, aged 65 years. He had been in poor health several years, suffering from a complication of dropsy and heart disease. His father was a native of Connecticut and was one of the pioneers of Delmar township. The deceased is survived by one son, Edwin D. Fellows, of this borough.  Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from, the home of Mr. Fellows and were very largely attended.  Rev. A. C. Sbaw, officiated.

 

FELLOWS Rachel Ann
Wellsboro Agitator – Dec. 29, 1909
Mrs. Rachel A. Purple.
Mrs. Rachel A. Fellows Purple, aged 80 years, widow of the late Mr. Elisha J. Purple, who died on July 18, 1897, died suddenly of apoplexy Monday morning about 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Alfred J. Shattuck, on Main street, with whom she was spending the winter.   Mrs. Purple had been very ill for several weeks with bronchial pneumonia, but had practically recovered from this illness. She was out to dinner on Christmas day and called on neighbors Sunday and when she arose Monday morning was apparently feeling as well as usual.  Mrs. Purple was a daughter of the late Erastus and Elizabeth Fellows, who came to Wellsboro from New York state in 1817, and who owned at one time nearly all the northeastern part of the borough of Wellsboro.  Her father conducted the Fellows Hotel, now known as the Farmers' Hotel, and Mrs. Purple was born in a house on the site of the Farmers' Hotel" on November 20, 1829, being the oldest of a family of seven children, only one of whom survives, Mr. Norris W. Fellows, of Springfield, Missouri.  On August 17, 1852, she was married to Mr. Elisha J. Purple, and to them three children were born, two of whom survive — Mrs. Flora M. Swan, widow of the late David Z Swan, and Mrs. Emma M. Shattuck, wife of Alfred J Shattuck., Esq. , both of this borough. Besides these daughters and the brother before named, two grandchildren .survive her—-Miss Helen Swan and Mr. Levi Shattuck.  Mrs Purple was a woman of many lovable traits of character and of more than ordinary Intelligence.  She possessed a remarkably keen mind and a wonderful memory and kept herself informed on current topics.  She had been a faithful member of the First  Presbyterian church of Wellsboro for many years and her death brings profound sorrow to a host of friends.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at the late home of the deceased on Charleston street, where she resided for over forty years.  Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D. will officiate.  Interment will be made in the family plot in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

FELLOWS - MRS. SARAH M. BOYDEN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 1 Dec 1920

Mrs. Sarah Matilda Fellows Boyden, aged 78 years, died last Wednesday. She was born in Shippen township, Aug. 26, 1842, daughter of Ashel and Avara Tuller [sic] Fellows. She is survived by one son, Charles M. Boyden, and a daughter, Mrs. C. A. Spencer. The funeral was held Friday at 1 p.m., Rev. C. W. Macgeorge officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 2 Dec 1920
Mrs. Sarah M. Boyden, age 78 years, died last Wednesday of general debility. She was born in Shippen and was well known in that township. She is survived by one son, Charles M. Boyden, and a daughter, Mrs. C. A. Spencer. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. C. W. MacGeorge officiating.

 

FERGUSON Edna Marie Kane

90, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  She was born on July 6, 1922, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Herman and Freda Mae (Rose) Ferguson. She was married to the late Walter A. Kane and had worked for the Broad Acres Nursing Home for many years.   She loved football, watching sports, knitting, crocheting and crossword puzzles.  Mrs. Kane is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Kane of Wellsboro, Walter "Bud" and Marquene Kane of Wellsboro, Jack and Tammy Kane of Michigan, Richard and Marie Kane of Wellsboro; daughter, Joan Clemens and friend "Bub" of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Shirley Ferguson of Wellsboro; sister, Mary Jane Burkhart of Florida; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sandy Peake; grandson, Jim "JJ" Martin; brother, Junior Ferguson; sister, Bobby Gleason.   A private family funeral service was held on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, with Pastor Kristi A. Webster officiating. Interment was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 13, 2012

 

FERRY Helen A.
Wellsboro Agitator - September 10, 1903
Mrs. N. W. Mastin Dropped Dead While Attending to her Household Duties
On Monday morning the friends and neighbors of Mrs. Mastin, the wife  of Dr. N. W. Mastin, were greatly shocked by the announcement that she had dropped dead about 8:30 o'clock while attending to her household duties.  She had just left the breakfast table and was arranging some books in the bookcase when she seemed to suddenly fall to the floor.  Before the members of the family reached her side she had died, a victim of heart disease.  On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Mastin accompanied her little daughter to the M. E. Sunday school picnic in Woodland Park.  During the afternoon while playing the child met with a severe fall. She also suffered from the effects of the fall the following day.  Mrs. Mastin was badly frightened and quite nervous as a result of the shock.  This is supposed to have been the primary cause of producing the heart difficulty, with which she had been troubled for some time and terminated in her death.  Mrs. Mastin was nearly 45  years of age and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perry, of Charleston.  She ws married about twenty-five years ago to Dr. N. W. Mastin, who survives her together with four children - Morrel, Mary A., Edwin and Alma L., also her step0-daughter, Dr. Charlotte E. Mastin.  Mrs. Mastin was a good Christian woman, was thoroughly devoted to her home and family and her sudden death is sincerely mourned by her many friends.  Funeral services were held from the house yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Joseph Dennis officiated, assisted by Rev. N.L. Reynolds.

FERTIG - PAULINE M. SHRAWDER
Pauline Martha Shrawder, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. She was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Buffalo Crossroads. Pauline was a wife and mother first of all. Later she worked for Blast 17 for about 10 years. She worked with her husband in serving the Lord for 52 years and had a love of music and teaching, working with youth, speaking in many churches in Central Pennsylvania and women's groups, nursing homes, and public schools. Teaching with Scene-o-Felt, the birth and resurrection, and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ was her first love. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook and always had time to feel the hurt and pain of others. She had a special love for all people but above all of this, she loved Jesus as her Lord, Savior and soon coming King. "To be absent from the body and present with her Lord." II Cor. 5:8.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Fertig and mother, Esther Trego Fertig. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Kermit Shrawder; sons and daughters-in-law, Kermit and Mary Shrawder, Jr. of Orangeburg, S.C., Kenneth and Dianne Shrawder of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Angela and Jason Casher, Brian, Lynn and Sarah Shrawder; great grandchild, Klaryssa Riley Casher; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Emma Fertig, Howard and Pat Fertig; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Sherman Wolf, of Port Trevorton. Friends and relatives were invited to Pauline's Life Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. Services followed with Rev. Tom Willard, Rev. Faust Hissong, and Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her memory to Asaph-Middle Ridge United Methodist Church Charge, in care of James Davis, 18 Asaph Run Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

FETTERHOFF - ANNA M. BAKER
Anna M. Baker of 61 Bodine St., Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 in Leck Kill, Northumberland County.  Born Aug. 9, 1923 in Klingerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lotty Reiner Fetterholf.  She was the wife of Clinton D. Baker whom she married Sept. 5, 1992. She attended Hegins Township High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and quilting.  Surviving other than her husband, are sons and daughters-in-law, Jack L. and Yvonne Specht of Hegins, Frank L. and Sandra Specht of Leck Kill; step-son and wife, Ward D. and Ida Baker of Wellsboro; step-daughter and husband, Marie and Dan Gottfried of Orchard Park, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Elda Kahler of Boyertown, Ethel Kimmel of Klingerstown, and Katy Rothermel of Hatboro.  Friends and relatives are invited to her Life Celebration on Friday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Services will follow calling hours at noon with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating.  Burial will be made at the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Flowers will be provided by the family. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, Tioga County Unit, 948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, or to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

 

FIDLER Linda L. Stahl

age 57, of Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died August 28, 2011. Linda was born January 7, 1954 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of William and Joanne Learn Fidler, Sr. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1971" and Elmira College, and was employed as a Senior Financial Analyst by Dominion Power Company, Virginia Beach, VA. Surviving are Son, Terry White, Jr., Virginia Beach, VA; Parents, William and Joanne Fidler, Sr., Wellsboro, PA; Brother and Sister-in-law, William and Lisa Fidler, Jr., Wellsboro, PA; Sister, Sue Fletcher, Wellsboro, PA; Nephews, Nicholas and Christopher Fidler, Wellsboro, PA; several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Friends and family are invited to Linda's Life Celebration on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Eugene A.  Charsky officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette - September 1, 2011

 

FIDLER William N. Fidler

85, of Wellsboro, PA, died at home August 5, 2013. He was the husband of B. Joanne Learn whom he married on June 7, 1950. William was born December 28, 1927 in Wellsville, NY, the son of the late Winifred and Howard Seager. William graduated from Wellsville High School with the Class of 1945. He was employed at Corning Glass, Penn Wells Hotel, and retired from Dresser Mfg. in 1989. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sue Fletcher, Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, William N. Fidler Jr. (Lisa), Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Cliff Barish, Wellsville; sister, Beverly Kruger, Wellsville; three grandchildren, Terry White, Virginia Beach, VA, Nicholas Fidler and Christopher Fidler, Wellsboro; two great-grandchildren. William was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda L. Stahl, on August 28, 2011; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joan (Charles) Leonard. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Service Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in William's name to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Star Gazette – August 6, 2013

 

FIELD - Mrs. Carrie Field Lewis, 94, of Wellsboro RD 6, widow of John E. Lewis died at her home on Sunday, July 20, 1969. She was born Feb 19, 1875, daughter of Daniel and Louisa Webb Field. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had been a member of the Middle Ridge for more than 80 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Mann, Wellsboro RD1, and Mrs. Elizabeth Names, Blossburg, three sons, Gordon E. Reading, Elwin, Wellsboro, and Allen, Wellsboro RD 3, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday at Tussey's Funeral Home Wellsboro. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Pastor Robert E. Schmerhorn of the Mansfield Church officiated. Wellsboro Agitator 24 JUL 1969

FISCHLER - Mrs. Cora Gertrude Campbell, 84, of Central Avenue, died Monday (May 14, 1962) night in the Wellsboro Hospital. She was born January 30, 1878 in Delmar Township, the daughter of Joseph and Cornelia Benauer Fischler, and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Ross of Depew, NY and Mrs. Ione Apgar of Wellsboro, a step granddaughter. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 PM in St. Paul’s Church, the Rev. Harry Frownfelter officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 17, 1962

FISCHLER - Aged Delmar Farmer Dies at 92 Years - following a useful and active life in agriculture, pneumonia caused the death of Joseph Fischler aged 92 years, last Friday (October 11, 1929) about 8 PM, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bailey, in Delmar, where he had resided since the death of his wife. 15 years ago. Joseph Fischler was born in Kinsbach, on the Rhine, Bavaria, Germany, June 25, 1837, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fischler. He came to this country with his parents when about 16 years of age. In 1861 he married Miss Cornelia Bernauer, of Wellsboro. Mr. Fischler is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Richard Balfour of Wellsboro; Mrs. John Bailey of Delmar; Mrs. Abner Campbell of Wellsboro; and Mrs. Robert Campbell of Delmar. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. George B. VanWaters, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, of which Mr. Fischler was a member, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 17, 1929

 

GARY W. FISH, 62, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born on Sept. 20, 1951, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Robert A. Fish and Jean (Fuller) Fish. Gary was a Vietnam veteran serving with the United States Air Force and a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. He is survived by his mother, Jean Fish of Wellsboro; son, Jason Fish of Lemont; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Douglas Burns of Bellefonte; brother, Lynn Fish of Wellsboro. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 8, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/7/2014

FISH, Lynn R. - Lynn R. Fish, 63, of Wellsboro, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Lynn was born Feb. 1, 1953, in Wellsboro, the son of Robert and Jean Fuller Fish. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. Lynn is survived by his mother of Wellsboro and several cousins. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Gary and his sister, Cynthia English. Friends are invited to call at the Carleton Funeral Home, 11470 Rt. 6, Wellsboro, Thursday, July 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, July 29, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Drew Simcox officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lynn's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, P.O. Box 815, Wellsboro Pa. 16901 -  Mansfield Gazette, July 27, 2016

 

FISHER  Alberta C. Confer

74, of Ryon Circle, Lawrenceville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at her home.  She was born March 7, 1937, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Agnes B. Schultz Fisher.  Alberta was a self-employed beautician and member of the Presho United Methodist Church.  Surviving are loving sons, James (Brenda) Confer, Sanborn, N.Y., Bradlee (Kathi) Confer, Tioga; adoring grandchildren, Bryar, Brandyn (Brittney), Jordyn and Daltyn Confer; brothers, Daniel Fisher, Nelson, Robert (Sherrie) Fisher, Wellsboro; sisters, Anna Belle (Richard) Rice, Lawrenceville, Dorothy (Carroll) Faivre, Reita (George) Borden, Bonnie (Jesse) Allen, Nancy (Thomas) Mosso, Cheryl (Thomas) Kaminski, all of Wellsboro; close friend, Lyle Nichols, Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Lewis Fisher.  Friends and family are invited to Alberta's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Presho United Methodist Church, 1727 Indian Hills Road, Painted Post, N.Y. 14870.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 16, 2011

 

FISHER –ANNA BELLE RICE, age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 4, 1932 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Daniel and Agnes (Schultz) Fisher. Anna Belle was the wife of the late C. Richard Rice. She was employed at her home as a switchboard operator, seamstress, notary public, and retired from Commonwealth Bank as a teller. Anna Belle was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church. She learned to crochet from her Grandma Fisher and found joy sharing it with others. Anna Belle also enjoyed genealogy, painting, camping, driving cross country and spending her winters in Florida. Anna Belle is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cecelia Rice of Anderson, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Raymond Criss of Atlanta, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Sherry Fisher of Wellsboro, PA, brother-in-law, Robert Russell Rice of Bloomsburg, PA; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Carroll Faivre, Reita and George Borden, Bonnie Allen, Nancy and Tom Mosso, Cheryl and Tom Kaminski, all of Wellsboro, PA; 3 sisters-in-law, Evelyn Leonard of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Beverly McMullen of Morrisdale, PA, Gladys Fisher of Wellsboro, PA; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey Rice of Campbellsville, KY, Joshua and Jacque Criss of Atlanta GA, Ashlee and Josh Burrell of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers, Lewis and Daniel Fisher, a brother-in-law, Jesse Allen, a sister, Alberta Confer, and a grandson, Christopher Rice.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the E. Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 E. Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the E. Lawrence Baptist Church. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/2018

 

 

 DANIEL H. FISHER age 73 of RD 6 Wellsboro, Sunday, June 9, 1974 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital following a long illness.  Friends may call at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Schultz Fisher; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Anna Belle) Rice, Lawrenceville, Pa., Mrs. Carroll (Dorothy) Faivre, Wellsboro, Pal Mrs. George (Retta) Borden of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. James (Alberta) Comfer, Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Jessie (Bonnie) Allen, Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Mosso, Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Leland (Cheryl) Abernathy, Millerton, Pa.; three sons, Lewis H. Fisher, Wellsboro, Daniel Fisher, Kirkwood, N.Y., Francis Fisher, Wellsboro; 28 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Mixer, Oregon and Mrs. Catherine Gostley, Wellsville, N.Y., Adelia Fisher, California; two brothers, Carl Fisher, Carlisle, Pa., Homer Fisher, Ohiopyle, Pa.  Mr. Fisher was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/1974

 

FISHER, Edward D.  -  Edward Daniel Fisher, aged 74 years, of Wellsboro, died at 10 o’clock Monday evening at the Blossburg hospital.  He went to Blossburg on August 22 and last week Tuesday night he suffered a stroke.  Mr. Fisher was born January 17, 1845, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Daniel and Katherine Sticklin Fisher.  He was twice married, his first wife being Marie Stermer, to whom he was married in 1876.  She died in 1879.  On March 5, 1883, he married Corrinne West, who survives him, besides three brothers and two sisters – Henry, John and Albert C. Fisher of Wellsboro and vicinity; Mrs. Adelia Wedge, of Larned, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary Parks, of Hutchinson, Kansas.  Mr. Fisher was well-known and highly esteemed throughout the county and had a host of friends.  He was formerly a superintendent of the Wellsboro Water Company, served as Street Commissioner for two years or more and also served as Assessor.  He was also at one time a supervisor of Delmar and filled other town and township offices efficiently.  The funeral will be held tomorrow, interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September 1919

 

FISHER LEWIS H. FISHER
77, of Wellsboro died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.  Born April 8, 1931 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late Daniel H. and Agnes Schultz Fisher.  He was formerly employed by Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y. and owned a dairy farm for most of his life.  Lewis was the husband of Gladys L. Jones Fisher.  He was a member of the Dexter Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Gladys; sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis D. and Sandra Fisher, Daggett, David and Sheila Fisher, Watkins Glen, N.Y., Brian Fisher, Troy; daughters and son-in-law, Marcia Fisher, Anaheim, CA, Mary and Jody Gregory, Sebring, FL; brothers and sister-in-law, Daniel fisher, Lawrenceville, Bob and Sherry Fisher, Wellsboro; sisters and brothers-in-law, Annabelle and Richard Rice, Lawrenceville, Dorothy and Carroll Faivre, Wellsboro, Rita and George Borden, Wellsboro, Alberta Confer, Lawrenceville, Bonnie and Jesse Allen, Nancy and Tom Mosso, Cheryl and Tom Kaminski all of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service was held Oct. 4 at the Dexter Baptist Church, Wellsboro with the Rev. James Truax officiating.  Interment was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dexter Baptist Church Building fund.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 10/9/2008

FISHLER - Mrs. Alice Margaret Fishler Balfour, aged 66 years, wife of Richard Balfour, died at 8 o’clock yesterday (February 11, 1930) morning at her home on East Avenue. She is survived by her husband; one son, Ray Balfour; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Bowen; 8 grandchildren; and three sisters - Mrs. Abner Campbell, Mrs. Robert Campbell and Mrs. John Bailey. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Paul’s Episcopal church of which Mrs. Balfour was a member, Rev. Dr. George B. VanWaters officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 12, 1930

FLETCHER - Ellsworth "Sonny" Fletcher, 76, of Wellsboro, diedTuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, in Haines City, Fla. He was born on April 4, 1932, in Canisteo, N.Y., a son of the late Hugh Wayne and Estella Johnson Fletcher. Ellsworth retired from the Army after 23 years of service. He served in both Korea and Vietnam. After retiring, he worked at McDonald's in Wellsboro and drove school bus for Don E. Niles. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Kris; brother and sister-in-law, James and Joann Fletcher; sister, Shirley Brill; several nieces and nephews. In honoring Ellsworth's request, services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial, with military honors, will be at the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Dewey Heichel VFW Post 4907, P. O. Box 705, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Local services will be announced by the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 4, 2009

FOCHT - MRS. U.M. CALLAHAN
 At her home on Tioga street yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock Susan Focht Callahan aged 74 years, wife of U.M. Callahan, died suddenly as a result of a stroke.  She had been afflicted with high blood pressure for some time but was able to be busy at her household tasks and at the time of her death she was engaged in sweeping, apparently in her usual health. Mrs. Callahan was born in Delmar, March 4, 1854, a daughter of Daniel and Margaret Focht.  She had been a life long resident of this vicinity where she married and raised her family. Besides her husband, she is survived by five children: Mrs. Ada Frederick, Rochester, NY; Mrs. Janette Prosser, Brooklyn, NY; Mrs. Cora Teeter, of Elmira; Mrs. Lester Moore, Corning, and John W. Callahan, of Wellsboro; also one brother, Daniel Focht, of Wellsboro. Mrs. Callahan was a woman of sterling qualities and greatly beloved by all who knew her.  Her kindliness to friends and neighbors and her devoted ministrations to her family will hold her memory dear in the hearts of all. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. C.W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church of which she was a loyal member.  Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery.  (The Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, June 21, 1928)

FOX – Patterson
     Mrs. Mildred Elma Patterson, aged 69 years, of Wellsboro, died suddenly Wednesday evening, Aug. 16 at the Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born at Hughesville October 4, 1880, daughter of George W. and Laura N. Allen Fox.She is survived by her husband, Fred L. Patterson, two sons, George F. Patterson and Preston L. Patterson, of Wellsboro; a sister, Miss Helen M. Fox, of Hughesville, a brother, J. Kenneth Fox, of Phildelphia; and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Methodist church, a charter member of the Auxiliary of W. Earle Champaign Post, the American Legion, and Mary Wells Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. The funeral was held Saturday at the Methodist church. Rev. Charles E. Titus officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. (1950)

FOXX - LEAH CROOKS
Mrs. Leah Crooks, 79 of Wellsboro RD 1, died Tuesday, May 23 in Corning Hospital following an illness of about 10 days. Born in Antrim, October 23, 1892, she was the daughter of Ellis and Emma Moyer Foxx. She was married to John Crooks October 12, 1912. He died in 1948. She was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Guilford (Helen) Tobey of Caton, N. Y., Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Zuchowski of Wellsboro RD 1, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one niece. She was a life long member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Antrim. Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pauls Episcopal Church with the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

HERBERT LLEWELYNN ISSAC FRANK, age 50, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born September 25, 1967 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Ralph and Patricia (Cavanaugh) Frank. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Lynn (Pierce) Frank. Herbert was employed at Mansfield University in the IT department. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, and served in the Marines from 1986 to 1990. Herbert was a member of the Tioga Mason Lodge #373; the VFW Mansfield Post #6757, and a member of the Herbert Lee Webster American Legion Post #0235 of Tioga; and a proud past member of the Tioga County Honor Guard. In addition to his wife, Herbert is survived by 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Tess Olivia Frank of Tioga, PA, Teaka May (Jason Devin) Wilcox of Tioga, PA; 1 grandson, Jaxson "Trey" Paul Wilcox; a brother, Kenneth Frank of Corning, NY; a sister, Gaile (Terry) Starkweather of Wellsboro, PA; 2 nieces, Sabrina Frank and Ashley Starkweather; a nephew, Tyler (Morgan) Starkweather. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. David Bechtel officiating. A dinner will follow at the Tioga American Legion. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Herbert's name to the American Legion Post #0235, P. O. Box 512, Tioga, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

 

FRENCH Flora
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  April 1, 1925, Pg 3
French Hill, March 28 - Mrs Flora French who has been in failing health for several months, died at the home of her son, Ernest Monks, on French Hill at 5pm March 13, 1925, aged 65 years.  On Feb 19, 1876 she was married to F. E. Monks.  to them was born four children - William Monks of Ulysses, Mrs Lottie Cummings of Tioga, RD, Ernest Monks of Middlebury Center and Mrs Gladys Bryant, deceased, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive her.  Mrs French will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  The funeral was held at the Keeneyville church, Rev. Mr. Engler officiating; interment in the Keeneyville Cemetery.

Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA Thursday, December 7, 1995
GLADYS FRICK WEAVER
Gladys Frick Weaver, 74, of Wellsboro, PA died Friday, December 1, 1995, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born March 22, 1921 in Elmira, the daughter of Lee and Helen McInroy Frick. She worked as an RN until 1954 and was very active in volunteer work.
Gladys moved to the Wellsboro area in February 1988 with her husband. She previously had 28 residences in six different states throughout her life and traveled extensively throughout the US, western Europe and the Far East.  Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Adrian G. Weaver ( 1 Adrian Lane ); three children; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Merle Merritt of Athens, PA and Annette and Harry Pearsall of Sylvania, PA; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. A memorial Mass was to be held on December 7 ( 2 p.m. ) at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Pearl Street in Wellsboro with the Rev. George B. Lineker officiating and private burial at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Contributions may be sent to the Mansfield University Foundation, directed to Gladys Frick Weaver Nursing Excellence Award, Alumni House, Mansfield, PA 16933.

FULLER Elvira Matilda
Wellsboro Agitator  - April 12, 1893
Mrs. Alvira M. Fellows died at the home of her son, Mr. George Fellows, in Delmar, last Wednesday.  She was eighty-two years of age.  Mrs. Fellows was born at Leyden, Mass.   She came here early in life as the wife of the late A. Fellows.  She was devoted to her family and was a kind neighbor and steadfast friend.  The funeral was held last Friday.  Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D. conducted the service.    Wellsboro Cemetery

FULLER - Robert Fuller, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fuller, Osceola, died Monday evening, August 2, 1954, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Saturday, July 31, 1954, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, he is survived in addition to his parents by one brother, Thomas, at home and a grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Fuller, Wellsboro RD#2. Services were Wednesday at the funeral home, 128 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. David Burrows, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 5, 1954

 

FURMAN Lynne Page Furman

74, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va.  She was of the Baptist faith, a retired employee of the Wise Appalachian Regional Hospital as an Infection Control Officer, a member of the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity, the Wise County Humane Society and the Gladeville Chorale.  Surviving are her brother, Wayne O. Furman and wife Eileen of Marysville, Mich.; two nieces, Sally Friedland, Janet Tuttle both of Michigan; a nephew, Wayne O. Furman Jr. of Indiana; two special friends, Brenda Cooper and Phyllis Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, Va.. Burial will be at a later date in the Wellsboro Cemetery in Wellsboro. Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, Va. 24293 is in charge of arrangements.   Wellsboro Gazette– January 18, 2011

 

FURMAN - MRS. VIRGINIA D. BOCKUS
 Mrs. Virginia D. Bockus, 87, a resident of the Green Home, died there Thursday, August 6, 1987.  Her husband, Charles Bockus, died in 1968. Mrs. Bockhus was a 73-year member of First Baptist Church. She was born June 3, 1900, at Wellsboro, the daughter of Hampton L. and Almeda Lockwood Furman. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday at Tussey-Mosher's Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, her pastor, and the Rev. Ronald Grimley, her associate pastor, officiated.

FURMAN Virginia Dee
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1987
Virginia D. Bockus, 87, a resident of the Green Home, died there Thursday, August 6, 1987. Her husband, Charles Bockus, died in 1968. She was born June 3, 1900, at Wellsboro, the daughter of Hampton L. and Almeda Lockwood Furman. she is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday and burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

Joseph H. GARSIDE [SRGP 86773]
Wellsboro Agitator – March 18, 1981
Former Mansfield Mayor, Dies March 11
Joseph H. Garside of Mansfield, a former Tioga County deputy sheriff and former mayor of  Mansfield, died at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. on Wednesday, March 11. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield followed by burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin, his pastor, officiated.  He was born Nov. 12, 1907 in Patterson, N.J., the son of John and Louise Zeillinger Garside. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Garside joined the Pennsylvania State Police in the early 1940's, retiring from the force several decades later. He was a Mansfield Borough Council member in the mid-1950's and served eight years as mayor of the town in the 1960's. He was the deputy sheriff in Tioga County in the early 1970's.  He is survived by his wife, the former Charlotte Wade; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Linda) Andrus of Mansfield; a sister, Miss Harriet J. Garside of Camp Hill, and three grandchildren, Deborah Hoyt, of Mansfield and two grandsons, John and Thomas Andrus of Mansfield.
 

Wellsboro newspaper week of April 11-16, 1949 
J.F. Gartland dies Monday in Washington
In Postal Service for 50 Years; Retired last May, Boro Resident
Joseph F. Gartland, for 50 years in the Postal Service of the United States, died at his home in Washington, D.C. on Monday, following a short illness. A native of Antrim and for many years a resident of Wellsboro, Joseph Gartland was one of the “old town’s” favorite sons and made good at every step of his career as a self made man. He was 69 years old. He suffered from arthritis and recently underwent an operation from which he was recovering satisfactorily when he was stricken with pneumonia. Funeral services were held in the Washington Cathedral and the body was brought to Wellsboro for burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Gartland, her son, Robert and daughter, Charlotte arrived here last evening and will be at the Penn Wells Hotel. Surviving are his wife, Jane O’Connor Gartland; one son, Robert and one daughter, Charlotte, one sister, Miss Mary Gartland, all of Washington; one brother, Brother G. Paul Gartland, director of LaSalle College, of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren. He entered the postal service as a clerk in the Wellsboro Post Office on May 11, 1898 serving in that capacity until April 21, 1913, when he was appointed a Post Office Inspector of the Philadelphia Division and during that time he was in charge of the U.S. Postal Service for the AEF serving in France and Germany from June 1918 to February 1920. He was Assistant Director of the Division of Postal Savings, and Assistant Chief P.O. Inspector from May 4, 1920 to June 24, 1920 and was P.O. Inspector, Philadelphia Division from June 25, 1920 to Sept. 1923, when he was made Chief Inspector of the Internal Revenue Dept., serving until Dec. 31, 1927. From Jan. 1, 1928 to April 16, 1933 he served as P.O. Inspector with Office Division. He was founder and an instructor, School of Student P.O. Inspectors, 1930 to 1942 and was Assistant Chief P.O. Inspector, April 17, 1933 to Sept. 30, 1942. He surveyed the postal service in Great Britain and Ireland in 1938, and was chairman of the Operations Board and a Director of Budget and Administrative Planning Oct. 1, 1942. Retiring last May [1948], Joe Gartland was given an elaborate testimonial banquet in Washington by his department friends and had repeatedly assured his Wellsboro friends at the time of his visit here last summer that his one desire was to return to the old home town to reside.

Wellsboro Agitator, April 13, 1949
J.F. Garland Died Monday
Former Wellsboro Man was Prominent in Postal Service
Joseph F. Gartland, aged about 69 years, died Monday at his home in Washington, D.D. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jane O’Connor Gartland, son, Robert and daughter, Charlotte of Washington; a sister, Miss Mary Gartland; a brother, Brother G. Paul Gartland, director of La Salle College, Philadelphia, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning in Washington; burial in Wellsboro on Thursday. Mr. Gartland started his postal career in the Wellsboro post office as clerk May 11, 1898 and served here until April 21, 1913, when he was appointed a Post office Inspector in the Philadelphia Division, serving there until May 3, 1920. He was promoted to Post Office Inspector in charge of the U.S. Postal Service for the A.E.F., serving in France and Germany, from June 1918 to Feb. 1920. He was Assistant Director of the Division of Postal Savings and Assistant Chief P.O. Inspector, May 4, 1920 to June 24, 1920 and was P.O. Inspector, Philadelphia Division June 25, 1920 to Sept. 1923, when he was made Chief Inspector Internal Revenue Dept., serving until Dec. 31, 1927. From Jan. 1, 1928 to April 16, 1933 he served as P.O. Inspector with Office Division. He was founder and an instructor, School of Student P.O. Inspectors, 1930 to 1942 and was Assistant Chief P.O. Inspector, April 17, 1933 to Sept. 30, 1942. He surveyed the postal service in Great Britain and Ireland in 1938, and was chairman of the Operations Board and a Director of Budget and Administrative Planning Oct. 1, 1942. He retired after 50 years in the Postal Service, May 15, 1948 and was guest of honor at a testimonial dinner given by high government officials at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.

Wellsboro Gazette, April 21, 1949
Family Members, Notables attend Gartland Burial
Among those who accompanied the body of Joseph F. Gartland, of Washington, D.C. to Wellsboro and attended the committal service at the Wellsboro cemetery last Friday afternoon, were the following: Alfred B. Strom, Commissioner of the Budget, first assistant to Mr. Gartland, and Maurice B. Feinster, Commissioner of Administrative Planning, both from the office of Mr. Gartland, who, at the time of his death held the office of Director of the Budget and Administrative Planning of the Postal Service of the United States.

Also among the devoted friends who came to pay their final tribute to the man who won their admiration and respect, while associated with them were: Tom C. Cargill, Department First Assistant to Postmaster General; Peter Schart, who just returned from Germany, where he had charge of mail for the Occupational Forces, both of Washington, D.D.; David L. Stephens, Post Office Inspector in charge of the Philadelphia area; Herman MacMinn, Post Office Inspector in Williamsport; Albert Wetmore, retired Post Office Inspector, formerly of Wellsboro, now a resident of Glenside, PS; and Frank Ellis, of Washington.

Among the relatives who came to Wellsboro for the burial were: his wife, Mrs. Jane O’Connor Gartland; his son, Robert, and daughter, Charlotte; and one sister, Miss Mary Gartland, all of Washington; his brother, Brother G. Paul Gartland, Director of the School of Christian Brothers, LaSalle College, Philadelphia.

Wellsboro Gazette, April 21, 1949
Letter to the Editor - Joseph Gartland Tribute
Editor Wellsboro Gazette:
If the writer is not being presumptuous by requesting a few lines of space in your newspaper, I should like very much to pay tribute, in my humble way to a loyal personal friend of mine and a worthy former Wellsboro citizen.

Only last week he diedin the city of Washington where he had made his home for a number of years, and where he had, with honor an respect of his associates, occupied a position in one of the most important offices of our Government.

To most of the present generation in Wellsboro he was unknown. To the older residents of the town he was well remembered as a modest, unassuming clerk in the Wellsboro post office during the period from 1898 to 1913.

To this writer he is fondly remembered as a schoolmate, a long time friend and benefactor. It has often given me much pride to know that upon my resignation as a clerk in the post office in 1898, I recommended my schoolmate friend to the then Postmaster, F.K. Wright, for the job to replace me in the post office.

With much pleasure I followed his climb to the ladder of success in the postal service which culminated in his final appointment as Director of the Budget and Administrative Planning in the Post Office Department.

With the exception of the office of Postmaster General, Joseph F. Gartland was the highest ranking officer in the Department. In fact, in his official capacity he held the most responsible position as his duties were the allocating of the vast expenditures incident to the maintenance of a service operated by the largest business in the world, the United States Postal Service.

On the occasion of his funeral here in Wellsboro last week it was my privilege to meet several of the top-ranking officials from the Department who did me the honor of calling at my office.

Knowing the character and personality of my old friend it was not surprising to me to hear from these former associated in Washington the many encomiums of their superior as expressed by them. All of them agreed that Mr. Gartland’s knowledge of the postal service was unlimited, in fact his extensive travels in the interests of the service had taken him to France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the United States possessions in different parts of the world where he organized and supervised the postal service.

From these experiences he had written many books and pamphlets on his observations of the service in these countries in comparison with our own and which are now being consulted constantly by the present postal officials.

All of these men were unanimous in praise of his modest and unassuming personality and his treatment of his inferior officials.

While it is with great sorrow that I deplore the passing of this much esteemed friend, I am glad that I am able to take advantage of the opportunity to inform the people of Wellsboro of the exceptional qualifications of this fellow townsman who, through his own efforts and ability, brought great credit to his home town.

It ever a history of Wellsboro is written, I sincerely trust that the name of Joseph F. Gartland will stand out prominently as one of its distinguished citizens.

As a final tribute to my departed friend I have written these few simple lines:
There are friends we known as passing,
There are those we know as kind,
As time goes by in memory
They often come to mind.
But those we best remember
As they come to mind’s review
Are those who’ve never failed us,
The kind we know as true.
Requiescat in Peace----------------- Chas. E. Fullwood

         

GASTROCK George L. Gastrock

84, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  He was born on Feb. 27, 1928, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Claude and Erma V. (Cavanaugh) Gastrock. George was married to Ruby (Brown) Gastrock who died on July 12, 2009.  He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army Military Police, and a member and deacon of the Calvary Tabernacle Church, Wellsboro. He loved hunting on Mt. Tom, fishing, gardening and working outside. George was formerly employed by Corning Glass and GTE of Wellsboro, for over 40 years.  He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Laura Gastrock, Phil and Deb Gastrock, both of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deb and Ron Powers of Corning, N.Y., Sue and Don Hollinger of Manheim; brother and sister-in-law,Bill and Virginia Gastrock of Wellsboro; sister, Roberta Smith of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Claude and a sister, Loretta.  Friends may call on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Laverne E. Holliday officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 13, 2012

 

GEE – Mrs. Daisy Loretta Sampson died at her home 23 East Avenue, Wellsboro, on Wednesday morning July 7, 1954. She was 66 years of age, the daughter of Morgan and Martha Anna Niles Gee. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Bruce Firth, Elmira, NY; Mrs. Jesse Bryant, Wellsboro; Miss Veronica Sampson of Blossburg; one son, Robert D. of Crooked Creek, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Daybutt, Rochester, NY; Mrs. William Tuschi, Elmira, NY; Mrs. Allan Hulbert, Warren, PA; one brother, Edwin Gee, Olean, NY; five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Hills Creek Church of Christ, and the Catlin Hollow Grange. Funeral will be on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home. Rev. Orey Crippen, Roseville, PA, will officiate. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954

 

GEE Florence Irene
Wellsboro Agitator - September 15, 1960
MRS. FREEMAN E. COVERT - Mrs. Florence Irene Covert, 44, wife, of Freeman E. Covert of , Wellsboro, R Dl, died Thursday,  September 8, 1960 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  She was born August 10, 1916, at Roseville, the daughter of Olin and Alma Benson Gee.  Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by four sons, Jack Freeman of the U. S. Marines stationed at Albany, Ga.,  William Freeman of Wellsboro, Paul Freeman and Terry Covert of Wellsboro RD 1; a daughter, Linda Covert of Wellsboro RD 1; three brothers, Fred Gee of Phillipsburg, Olin Gee, Jr., of Elmira and Henry Gee of Wellsboro RD 6; and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Wellsboro, Mrs. Lucile Stanford of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Susie Freeman of Crooked Creek, and Mrs. Paul Covert and Mrs. Geraldine Root of Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. William Lincoln of Marsh Creek Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

GEE, Lewis – Lewis Gee, aged 21 years, of Marsh Creek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gee, died Wednesday.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiating.  Mrs. John Turner and Miss Isadore Field sang, accompanied by Beatrice Hart.  Interment was made in the Wellsboro cemetery.  He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Stewart, and one sister, Lida.   Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.

 

GEE, Lewis F. – Lewis F. Gee, aged 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gee, of Delmar, died March 5, of measles.  The funeral was held Friday; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.

 

GEE - MRS. LIDA G. RYAN

Mrs. Lida G. Ryan, 80, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1972 at her home.  She was the widow of James A. Ryan. She was born in Portland, Oregon, on July 4, 1892, a daughter of Joseph and Matilda Ley Gee. Surviving is a brother, Stuart Gee, of Williamsport RD 4. The funeral was held at 1:30 pm Tuesday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Devere Mayo, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.

 

GEE, Ralph Robert [SRGP 28941]
Of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, died October 28, 2007 at The Green Home. He was born in Chatham Township on April 27, 1919, the son of the late Ralph and Edna Carpenter Gee. Bob was married to the late Marian M. Smith Gee; preceded by stepmother, Mary Gee; brother-in-law, Hugh Cloos; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vivian and Morris Colegrove; step-brother-in-law, Ralph Gaige. Survived by his sons, James E. Gee, Richland, PA, William R. Gee and wife, Dulce of Farmington, NY, and Frank L. Gee and wife, Brenda of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Robert D. Gee of River Falls, WI, Julianne M. Gee and husband, William Kelliher of Atlanta, GA, Barbara and husband, Steve Schmelz of Pittsburgh, PA, Ryan P. Gee of Lancaster, PA, Kevin D. and wife, Elizabeth Gee of Lebanon, PA; great-grandchildren, Mikal Leah Gee, Harrison and Conan Kelliher. Also survived by his sister, Ruth Cloos of Lexington, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was a veteran of World War II, truck driver by occupation, member of Wellsboro Chapter of American Veterans Club, Charter member of Canyon Camper Club of Wellsboro, PA. Bob was an avid camper, enjoyed hunting and fishing, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his many friends and sharing his stories. Friends and family are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Thursday, November 1, 2007, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Friday, November 2, 2007, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service will be Friday, November 2, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Brophy of Roseville-Mainesburg Parish officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to House of Care, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822-2800; or Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

 

GEE Ralph Robert Gee

of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died October 28, 2007 at The Green Home.He was born in Chatham Township on April 27, 1919, the son of the late Ralph and Edna Carpenter Gee. Bob was married to the late Marian M. Smith Gee, preceded by step-mother, Mary Gee, brother-in-law, Hugh Cloos, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Vivian and Morris Colegrove, step-brother-in-law, Ralph Gaige.  Survived by his sons, James E. Gee, Richland, Pa., William R. Gee and wife Dulce of Farmington, N.Y. and Frank L. Gee and wife Brenda of Lancaster; grandchildren, Robert D. Gee of River Falls, Wis., Julianne M. Gee and husband, William Kelliher, of Atlanta, Ga., Barbara and husband Steve Schmelz of Pittsburgh, Ryan P. Gee of Lancaster, Kevin D. and wife Elizabeth Gee of Lebanon; great grandchildren, Mikal Leah Gee, Harrison and Conan Kelliher. Also survived by his sister, Ruth Cloos, of Lexington, N.C., and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Bob?s Life Celebration on Thursday, November 1, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. and Friday, November 2, from 1 - 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will be Friday, November 2, at 2 pm. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Brophy of Roseville-Mainesburg Parish officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.   Williamsport Sun Gazette - October 31, 2007

 

GEE Sally G. Smithgall

79, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Sep. 17, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Donald L. Smithgall whom she married on April 12, 1952. Sally was born March 21, 1933, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Fredric and Thelma Smith Gee.  She graduated from Wellsboro High School class of 1951. Sally was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Sally and Don operated Borden's Auto Parts from 1957 to 1995. She loved to garden and raise horses and was a member and past president of Wellsboro Riding Club. Surviving are her husband, Donald; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila (Craig) Fields of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Edward (Judy) Smithgall of Wellsboro; son, Evan Smithgall of Centreville, Va.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother and friend, Clark Gee and Lisa Schultz of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. Her sister, Phyllis Gorda, preceded Sally in death.  Friends and family are invited to Sally's Life Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Friday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Val Rommel officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.    Wellsboro Gazette – September 18, 2012

 

GEROW, Beverly = Beverly J. Heck, 85, of Wellsboro, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Gatehouse Hospice unit, located at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, PA. She was born February 25, 1932 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Floyd V. and Edna V. (Apgar) Gerow.During her lifetime, Beverly was employed as a Nurse’s Aide for Broad Acres, The Green Home and Carleton Nursing Home. In addition, she managed Widman’s Store.   She was a member of Wellsboro Moose – Women of the Moose Chapter #60, Wellsboro Social Club; TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly). Beverly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and bird watching.  Beverly loved to care for others as a Nurse’s Aide, however her greatest love was spending time with her family, seven children and her many grandchildren. Beverly is survived by her sons, Burton L. (Jayne) Cleveland of Troy, PA, Lynn E. (Cathy) Heck, formerly of Wellsboro and Todd L. (Colleen) Heck of Millerton, PA; daughters, Sonya (Cleveland) Zentner of Wellsboro, PA, Roxie (Cleveland) (Steve) Owens of Myrtle Beach, SC, Cinda (Heck) Goff and Tina L Heck, Ron Miller,  of Wellsboro, PA; brothers, Merrill W. Gerow, Arnold E. Gerow and Robert G. Andrews; many additional relatives and close friends. Besides her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by eleven siblings, a grandson and 6 great-grandchildren. Beverly’s Life Celebration will be held March 13, 2017 from 2-4 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM, with Pastor Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, March 15, 2017

 

GEROW   Frank D. Orlando, FL Age 85 years, formerly of Corning, now residing at 1600 Hunt Trace Blvd., Apt. 238, Clermont, FL, died March 6, 2006 at Florida Hospital South. He was born January 25, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Minor Otis and Emma Miller Gerow. He had attended the Wellsboro School System and was a disabled veteran of the United States Army Air Force, serving during World War II (1939-1945). Frank and Dorothy Wood were married September 13, 1941 in Wellsboro, PA. He was employed as manager of the Railway Express Office and a mechanic for Taynton Trucking Co. in Wellsboro, PA, and later became employed as plumber and electrician with Houghton Associates in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1975. (They later relocated to the Corning Area in 1979.) Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved his motorcycles and was an avid camper and was a member of the Grand Canyon Trailer Club. Surviving are his wife of 64 years; two daughters, Nancy (Hartley) Cloos of Clermont, FL and Barbara (John) McLaughlin of Hornby, NY; son, Frank M. (Barbara) Gerow of Lancaster, PA; eight grandchildren, Chad Cloos, Catherin Belcher, Rebecca Rhoden, Samantha Kagy, Christine Walter and Linda Gerow, Kerry McLaughlin and Erin McLaughlin; also several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Flood of Horseheads, NY and Ruthadell Jamison of Elmira Heights, NY; brother, Russell Gerow of Tampa, FL; and also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Dewitt Gerow; and two sisters, Majorie Thorton and Anna Mosso. Arrangements are entrusted with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA, at the convenience of the family. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Frank's name to the Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First St., Corning, NY, attn.: Rev. Gerhard Grabenhofer.

 

GEROW – Frank D. Gerow, 85, formerly of Corning, NY, now residing at Clermont, FL, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at Florida Hospital South. Born Jan. 25, 1921 in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Minor Otis and Emma Miller Gerow. He had attended the Wellsboro School System and was a disabled veteran of the United States Army Air Force, serving during World War II (1939-1945). Frank and Dorothy Wood were married Sept. 13, 1941 in Wellsboro. He was employed as manager of the Railway Express Office and a mechanic for Taynton Trucking Co. in Wellsboro and later became employed as plumber and electrician with Houghton Associates in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1975. They later relocated to the Corning, NY area in 1979. Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his motorcycles and was an avid camper and member of the Grand Canyon Trailer Club. Surviving are his wife of 64 years; two daughters, Nancy (Hartley) Cloos of Clermont, FL, Barbara (John) McLaughlin of Hornby, NY; son, Frank M. (Barbara) Gerow of Lancaster; 8 grandchildren, Chad Cloos, Catherin Belcher, Rebecca Rhoden, Samantha Kagy, Christine Walter, Linds Gerow, Kerry McLaughin, Erin McLaughlin; several great grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Flood of Horseheads, NY, Ruthadell Jaminson of Elmira Heights, NY; brother, Russell Gerow of Tampa, FL; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Dewitt Gerow; two sisters, Marjorie Thorton and Anna Mosso. Arrangements are entrusted with the Haughey Funeral Home, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, at the convenience of the family. The family would appreciate memorial donations in Frank’s name be given to the Faith Lutheran Church, 71 S. First St., Corning, NY 14830, attn:Rev. Gerhard Grabenhofer. – The Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2006, p.6A

 

GETGEN Eugene David Getgen

75, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was the husband of Joan Bowers whom he married on April 1, 1967. Eugene was born, Feb. 1, 1938, in Rauchtown, the son of the late William B. and Mary Shaffer Getgen. In Eugene's lifetime he pursued many careers. He was a laborer at Bordens, Eagle Family Food, a lumber jack and state park ranger. Eugene attended St. Peter's Catholic Church. In addition he was an honorary member of the Middlebury VFD and member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club. Eugene was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife, Joan of Wellsboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve Getgen (Sue) of Wellsboro, Michael Getgen (Linda) of Blossburg, David Getgen, Jr. (Polly) of Wellsboro; daughter, Nora Gridley of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda Hart (Randy) of Wellsboro; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Janice Raudabaugh (Robert) of Jersey Shore. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jean Marie Getgen and a son, Lewis (Chuck) Getgen. Friends and family are invited to Eugene's Life Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at St. Peter's Parish Hall. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Catholic Church will be held on Monday Dec. 23, at 9 a.m., with Father John Chmil officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – December 21, 2013

 

CHARLES J. GETSAY
Charles J. Getsay, 86, of Wellsboro died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Robert  Packer Hospital, Sayre.   Born Feb. 3, 1914, in McKeesport, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Barson) Getsay.  He was the husband of Thelma (Davenport) Getsay of Wellsboro.   He was a well-known building contractor and had remodeled many Wellsboro stores.   He built the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, and did remodeling on the First  Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, and the Middlebury Baptist Church, Holiday.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Thelma D. Getsay; two sons and  daughter-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" W. Getsay of Ashville, N.C., and Keith W. and  Mary Ellen Getsay of Dallas; one daughter and son-in-law, Jean L. and Eldred C. Frost of Land O'Lakes, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Alma Getsay of Manchester, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Clark Hivick of Warren, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Private family funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Carleton  Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial will be made at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro.   Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

GLEASON - Ruth G. Walker Husted, 90, of 154 Potterbrook Road, Westfield, passed on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at her home. She was born July 16, 1918, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Henry and Lena Rockwell Gleason. Friends were invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. where funeral services followed calling hours at 3 p.m. The Rev. Bud Keerps officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Christian Center, 146 Maple St., Westfield, Pa. 16950. - Mansfield Gazette, April 29, 2009

 

GOODWIN James H. Goodwin

Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, November 10, 1999

82, of Wellsboro RR 3 died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 15, 1917, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Carl L. and Mary Alice Davis Goodwin. He was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area and a graduate of Charleston High School, class of 1937.  He retired from the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro division, after many years of service.  He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II, the Pacific Theatre. Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vada Mae and Norman Shaylor of Wayne Lake, N.Y., and Lois Jean and Robert Lewis of Paisley, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion W. and Edith C. Goodwin of Wellsboro and Stuart C. and Edna B. Goodwin of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert K.' Greer officiating. Burial will be made at Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

GOODWIN Julia M

Wellsboro Gazette - May 5, 1993

Julia M. Mulford, 89, of 5 Kelsey St., Wellsboro, died Wednesday, April 28,1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 13,1904, in Middlebury Township, she was the daughter of James and Nida Westbrook Goodwin. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, and a past member of the Marinda Rebekah Lodge, Stony Fork. She was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works former Wellsboro division.  She was the widow of Warren Mulford who died in 1970, and was a lifetime resident of the Wellsboro area.  Surviving are one grandson, Edward Priset ofElmira, N.Y.; close friends, Jake and Jane Clark of Wellsboro; one niece, Pauline Housekeeper, and one nephew, Donald Rice, both of Denver. Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Friday, April 30.  Services were held there Friday, April 30, with her pastor, the Rev. Peter A. DeVantier, officiating.  Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro.

 

GOODWIN, Marion - Marion W. Goodwin, 96, of Wellsboro, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Broad Acres. He was the husband of Edith C. Goodwin, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Charleston High School with the Class of 1938.   Marion was a lifelong resident of Wellsboro.  During his lifetime he worked for Corning Glass in Wellsboro for over 41 years as an inspector/mechanic.  Marion was a member of Coolidge Hollow, UMC.  He served in the US Army during WWII; he was involved in the European Theatre. Surviving is his daughter, Connie L. (Lloyd) Simmons, Wellsboro; brother, Stuart (Edna) Goodwin, Wellsboro and his sister Lois Lewis, of North Carolina; granddaughter, Jessica Simmons and great-grandson, Trent Simmons;  Marion was preceded in death by his parents, wife, his sister Vada Shaylor and his brother, Jim Goodwin. Marion’s Life Celebration will be Wednesday, May 25, 2016, visitation  from 10:30 to 11:00 AM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA, and funeral service to follow,  with Pastor Donna Vaux officiating.  Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. -  Mansfield Gazette, May 25, 2016

 

MILLARD T. GOODWIN age 94 of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, December 22, 2003 at The Green Home.  Born October 20, 1909 in Charleston Township, he was the son of LeRoy M. and Lois Clark Goodwin.  Surviving are two sons, Ronald G. Goodwin and Robert M. Goodwin, both of Endwell, NY; one daughter, Linda Snouffer of El Segundo, CA; two grandchildren, James Case and Teresa Case; and several nieces and nephews.  Millard owned and operated Millard's Sunoco and Goodwin's Cabins on East Avenue in Wellsboro for many years with his wife of 39 years, Norma Hotchkiss Goodwin.  Millard was also active in the Wellsboro Lions Club for over 50 years.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA on Friday, December 26, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. Burial at Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GORRIE Clarence A.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  April 2, 1941, Pg 6
Clarence A. Gorrie, aged 88 years, of Delmar, died March 26.  He was born in Delmar, May 26, 1852, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gorrie.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Minor Quimby of Wellsboro and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. John Doumaux, of Wellsboro and Rochester, is a cousin; Walter Gorrie of Deary, Idaho, a nephew and Miss Eda Gorrie of Rochester, a niece.  The funeral was held Sunday at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home; Rev. Andrew Young, of Antrim, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Mr. Gorrie was well known in this vicinity as the author of many articles on farming and other subjects, contributed to publications in this area.

GORRIE David O.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  May 15, 1901, Pg 1
Mr. David O. Gorrie, aged 81, one of the most successful and respected farmers in southern Delmar, died at his home at Knapp, in that township Thursday forenoon [May 9, 1901], after eight days' illness.  He was one of the industrious pioneers to whom this county owes so much of its present development.  Mr. Gorrie's parents were John and Agnes (Ower) Gorrrie, natives of Scotland, and he was born near Wilmington, Delaware, being the youngest and the last to depart this life, in a family of ten children.  Till he was 17 years old his life was spent where he was born and in Philadelphia and he obtained a common school education.  He also worked in a paper mill and a machine shop.  Mr. Gorrie came to this county in the fall of 1837, accompanied by his mother and his invalid brother, William.  They were followed a little later by Mr Gorrie's two sisters who became by marriage, Mrs Belle Copestick and Mrs. Margaret Karr.  Mr. Gorrie bought 240 acres of land in southern Delmar and divided it into three farms.  He spent most of his life on his homestead farm in southern Delmar, now the home of his son, Mr. Clarence A. Gorrie, removing in 1882 to the farm where he died, on which he built a substantial dwelling.   The deceased married in 1851, Miss Cerissa Griffin, of Delmar, who with four children, survives him.  The children are Mr. Clarence A. Gorrie of Delmar;  Mr. Norval Gorrie and Mr. Davis Gorrie, both of western Idaho, and Mrs. Lillie M. Quimby, wife of Mr. Minor Quimby, of Delmar.  Mr. Gorrie was an intelligent and upright citizen of the highest character, and his death is another reminder that in our county nearly all of the courageous men are gone who left the advantages of civilization behind them in order to found homes in the wilderness here and thus do a large share towards civilizing this section.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. N. L. Reynolds, were held from Mr. Gorrie's home Sunday afternoon.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

GORRIE Lilly
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., October 24, 1946
Mrs. Lilly Gorrie Quimby, 82, died Saturday afternoon [10/19/1946] at her home on West Avenue.  She was born in Delmar, the daughter of David and Ceressa Griffin Gorrie on Jan. 21, 1864.   Surviving is her husband, Minor Quimby; nephew, Walter Gorrie Deary of Idaho; and one niece.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Funeral Home, the Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

GRANT - George A. Grant, 68, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born on April 23, 1940, in
Nanticoke, he was the son of the late George Smith and Virginia Callendar Grant. Mr. Grant was a graduate of Berwick High School and later graduated from
Lycoming College. He had been employed as an English teacher in the Wellsboro school district for 27 years. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army   from 1959 – 1962. He enjoyed reading, playing chess, gardening, and crossword puzzles. He was an avid dog lover. Surviving are two daughters, Melanie (Sam) Bellinger, Jennifer Mengee, both of Wellsboro; one son, Gregory Grant of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Bower and her  husband, Scott, of Berwick; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his one brother, Larry Grant. At Mr. Grant’s request there will be no visitation or service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or to the Wellsboro S.P.C.A., 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, January 14, 2009

GRAUE - WALSH, Dolores "Dee" K.
Age 78, of Charleston Road, Wellsboro, PA, died September 23, 2007 at her home. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Walsh, Jr., whom she married October 11, 1952. Dee was born August 29, 1929 in Queens, NY, the daughter of the late Frederick and Dolores M. Fielding Graue. She was a realtor for ERA Homestead Realty and a secretary for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, retiring in 1997. Dee loved to read and solve crossword puzzles. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Beth A. (Jim) Weaver, Wellsboro, PA, Amy P. (Michael) Wilson, San Antonio, TX, and Elise A. (Bradley) Coolidge, Wellsboro, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher D. (Rebecca) Walsh, Hebron, KY; brother, Robert Graue, Queens, NY; grandchildren, Cyrus, Seth and Jebadiah Weaver, T.C. and Jeffrey Walsh, Samantha and Luke Coolidge, Elisebeth Wilson, Kyle, Connor and Hunter Patrick and Mitchell Wilson. She was predeceased by her parents, husband; son, Thomas Walsh, III; and sister, Patricia King. Friends and family are invited to Dee's Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to be held Thursday, September 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery, with Administrator Father John Kita of St. Thomas the Apostle in Elkland officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/25/2007.

GREEN KATHERINE
Death of Mrs. J. G. Steele. The remains of the late Mrs Katherine Green Steele wife of Dr John G Steele, of Galeton, who died Friday the 11of  August 1916  at 5 p m, of typhoid fever, were brought to Wellsboro Monday morning for interment Mrs Steele was nearly  41 years of age and was born in Ralston, the daughter of Mr., and Mr. Harry Green She spent her girlhood in Wellsboro and soon after her marriage to Dr John G. Steele, of this borough, they removed to Galeton where Dr. Steele has since practiced his profession, She Is survived by her husband and two sons. Gurdon aged seven, and Layton, aged five, besides her mother. Her father died several years ago Layton Steele is very ill of typhoid fever at the Galeton hospital Rev Mr. Stein, pastor of the Galeton M E church, officiated at the funeral and the services at the grave were conducted by the ladies of the Eastern Star, of Galeton. The pall bearers were- Drs Hurd, Farret, Laye, Bentley, Hopkins and Kern .Mrs Steele was very highly esteemed by a wide circle of acquaintances  She was devoted to her family and friends and was active in social and fraternal circles in her home town being a leading spirit in all movements for the betterment of the community whenever it was possible for her to do good wok for what ever the worthy cause might be she was well known throughout Potter County and had a host of friends in Wellsboro her girlhood home. Her untimely death is mourned by all who knew her.

GREEN, Lamar Gerald - Lamar Gerald Green, age 88 of Seymour Hill Road, Mansfield, PA died on January 30, 2018. Born on August 20, 1929 in Mt. Carmel, PA, he was the son of late Charles and Alma Lubold Green. He was a 1948 graduate of the Hegins Township High School and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy on August 8, 1955. Lamar retired with the rank of Sergeant from the Pennsylvania State Police, Mansfield, PA after 33 ½ years of service. He then served as the Tioga County Sheriff and Prison Warden for 10 ½ years after his retirement from the State Police. He was a member of the Retired State Police Association, National Troopers Coalition and Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany as a member of the Military Police. He was active in the Fraternal Order of Police, Mansfield; Friendship Lodge #247, Mansfield and a member of the Williamsport Consistory. He held a lifetime membership in the VFW #6757, Mansfield; was a Fifty year member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg; lifetime membership in the Anthracite Fire Company in Mt. Carmel with 69 years; a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Wellsboro and a member of the National Rifle Association of America. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by a daughter, Christina Green of Mechanicsburg, PA, his wife Jean of Mansfield, and a brother and sister-in-law Scott and Sharon Green of Hegins, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alma Green, a brother Charles and a sister Jacqueline Rothermel all of Hegins, PA. Visitation Wednesday ,February 7, 2018, from 5-7pm at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  A funeral service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 53 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA with the Rev. Fred Poeppel officiating, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made in Lamar’s memory to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. To share your fondest memories of Lamar, please visit www.tusseymosher.com. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 February 2018

GREEN Margaret
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  August 9, 1922, Pg 2
The remains of the late Mrs. Margaret G. Smith, widow of the late W. Henry Smith, were brought to Wellsboro last Thursday noon for interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Rev. C. W. MacGeorge officiated at the services at the grave.  Mrs Smith died of cerebral hemorrhage June 9, 1922, aged 78 years, 10 months and 25 days,  at her home in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She was born July 14, 1843, a daughter of the late Peter and Agnes Gorrie Green.  She was a sister of Mrs Leonard Harrison of Wellsboro and William Green of Coolidge Hollow, Delmar township.  A daughter and two sons also survive:  Henry Smith of Hastings, Nebraska;  Mrs Maude Freeman of Lincoln, Nebraska, and George Smith of Rochester.

GREEN Mary
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -Thurs., Thurs. 29, 1938, Pg 5
Mrs. Mary Green Harrison, 89, widow of the late Leonard Harrison, died at her home on West Avenue last Saturday evening [1/24/1938] following a brief illness.  Although her health had been failing somewhat in recent years, it was only in her last few days that Mrs. Harrison gave up her habitual continuous activity in her house and garden.  Mrs. Harrison was born in Delmar Township in 1849, a daughter of the late Peter and Agnes Green.  In 1882, she was untied in marriage to Leonard Harrison, who became one of Wellsboro's most prominent citizens and benefactors.  A member of the Presbyterian Church, where she was a generous contributor and regular attendant until her health prevented.  Mrs. Harrison was a kind neighbor and devoted, industrious home-maker and helpmate, beloved by all who knew her.  She is survived by one daughter, Catharine; and one son, George, who have tenderly cared for their mother in the family home.  Funeral services were held at the Evans Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon; Rev. O. G. Cocks, D. D. officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

FRED H. GREENFIELD age 66 of Wellsboro, Sunday, Sept. 29, 1963.  He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marjorie Spencer Greenfield; son, Robert of Thompsontown; daughter, Mrs. Gordon Gee of Middlebury Center; brother, Leon of Ormond Beach, Fla., Hugh of Hornell, Ralph of Wellsboro; four grandchildren.  Body at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Calling hours today and Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Gordon Abrams.  Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963

GRIFFIN Cerissa
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  March 20, 1907, Pg 1
Mrs. David Gorrie, aged 78, died last Wednesday about one am [3/13/1907], at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minor Quimby, on Central Avenue, after a long period of poor health.  About three weeks ago she sustained a bad fall and it is thought that the effects of these injuries with her feeble condition, caused her death.  Her maiden name was Cerissa Griffin and she was born in Otsego County, NY.  She came to Tioga County with her parents about 67 years ago and had since that time lived in Delmar, coming to Wellsboro last fall with her daughter, Mrs Quimby.  Three sons and one daughter survive her:  Mrs. Quimby and Messrs. Clarence A. Gorrie of Delmar;  Norval Gorrie of Weiser, Idaho and David Gorrie of Clarkston, Washington.  Mrs. Gorrie was a most estimable woman.  She was a devoted wife and mother, a helpful neighbor and her life was made up of good works and charitable deeds.  She was of a most lovable disposition and endeared herself to all who knew her, both young and old.  Her friends were countless and her death is widely mourned.  Her's was, indeed, a life well spent.  Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Quimby on Central Avenue on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. George Burroughs, of Stonyfork, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

GRISWOLD Stella Evelyn

Wellsboro Gazette – January 21, 1954

Mrs. Aubrey Christian - Mrs. Stella Evelyn Christian, 49, wife of Aubrey M. Christian, of Queen street, died early Monday morning in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for several weeks. Born September 5. 1904 at White Pine, she was the daughter of Rosa Weigle Griswold, of Brookside, and the late Daniel Griswold. Surviving in addition to her husband, three sons, Aubrey, Jr., and John E. Losinger, of Wellsboro; and James E. Losinger, of Sampson Air Force Base; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas  McMullent R. D. 4; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ellsworth Rumsey, of Grant Street.  Seven sisters, Mrs. Annie E. Carpenter, of Jersey Shore; Mrs. Laura Kratz, of Rome; Mrs. Thurlow Bunn, of Blossburg; Mrs. Leonard Guilaume. of Brookside; Mrs. LeRoy Wagner, of Allen Park, Mich.; Mrs. Bellinger and Mrs. William Blair, of Wellsboro; three brothers, Harry Griswold, of Jersey Shore; Clyde Griswold, of Brookside; Richard Griswold, of Vestal. N. Y.; and six grandchildren also survive. Services will be held today, Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

GROVE LAURA - MRS. GEORGE PATTERSON
Mrs. Laura G. Patterson, 65, 13 Norris Street, died Friday, June 23, 1972, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, October 25, 1906 a daughter of James Allen and Elemedia Erdley Grove. She was married June 28, 1934 in Lewisburg, Pa. to George F. Patterson. Mrs. Patterson was a graduate of Bucknell Univer¬sity, Class of 1928 and a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had recently served as a Trustee of the church, she was active in various church and community organizations. Mrs. Patterson had taught Biology for six years at the Wellsboro High School and was the first Presi¬dent of the Wellsboro High School Band Mothers Club. Surviving are her husband: George F. Patterson; one son, David G. Patterson, Valparaiso, Indiana; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Diann) DeCamp, Wellsboro; four sisters, Miss Helen R. Grove, Lancaster, Mrs. Ruth Anderson, Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Kathryn Andersen, La Marque, Texas, Mrs. Marion Metten, Middleburg; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 27 at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. R. Blair Moffett, Pastor, offi¬ciated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.

GUERNSEY Roy
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 18, 1936, Pg 1
Roy Guernsey, aged 43 years, of Wellsboro, RD7, was killed and his wife and three-year-oold daughter, Laura, were injured Friday evening [3/13/1936], when their car struck a landslide on the Long Run Road three miles from Sabinsville and plunged over a high embankment, turning over three times. Mrs. Guernsey sustained fractured ribs and severe bruises and Laura suffered facial cuts and bruises.  She was thrown out of the car as it rolled over.  Several landslides on the Long Run Road, caused by rain and melting snow, and a heavy snowfall at the time of the accident, made traffic conditions extremely hazardous.  Although lanterns were placed at the slides, it is thought that visibility was so poor that Mr. Guernsey failed to see the warning lights and his car slid off the road.  Mrs. Guernsey crawled up the bank and hailed a passing motorist, Keis Leopold, of Westfield, who summoned assistance and took Mrs. Guernsey and daughter to the office of Dr. H. M. Farwell in Westfield.  Larue Williamson, Raymond Cole, Jack Bartoo, Jack Keeler, and R. M. Roberts of Sabinsville, went to the scene of the accident and removed the body of Mr. Guernsey to the office of Dr. Farwell.  Later the remains were brought to the Evans Funeral Home in Wellsboro.  Mr. Guernsey was an employee of the Wellsboro plant of the Corning Glass Works.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Laura and Mrs. Robert (Grace) Shafer of Corning, and three sons, George, Robert and Donald.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Note:  he married Edna Campbell 12/21/1914
 

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