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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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

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


McCARTY LAUREL V. HARDING
Wellsboro Gazette, May 13, 1987
Mrs. Laurel V. Harding, 94, of Laguna Hills, Calif., died Tuesday, May 5, 1987, at her home. Her husband, Claude C. Harding, who was formerly of the area, died in 1962. She was  born Sept. 9. 1892, at Ontario, Canada, a , daughter of Davis and Ann Terry McCarty. The funeral was held Sunday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Jeffrey B. Cheadle, pastor of First Presbyterian Church officiated.

McCONNELL Robert W. Sr.
Age 90, of Charleston Road, Wellsboro, PA, died November 8, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mary E. Badman McConnell whom he married August 24, 1939. Bob was born August 21, 1918 in Mansfield, PA, the son of the late Lou and Bessie Johns McConnell. He was a graduate of the former Charleston High School "1937", and was a cattle dealer and farmer. Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, the Pomona Grange #30, Wellsboro, the State Grange and former member of the Charleston Union Grange #1017. He served as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church, the Mansfield, PA National Guards #218, and served for six years on the Wellsboro School Board where he was President in 1982. Surviving are his Wife, Mary; Son and Daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Barbara McConnell, Jr., Mansfield, PA; Daughter and Son-in-law, Melanie J. and John Wagner, Middlebury Center, PA; three Grandchildren, Rev. Teressa (Douglas) Sivers, Oneonta, NY, Jennifer (Samir) Nawri, Mansfield, PA, and Lori Wagner, Middlebury Ctr., PA; five Great Grandchildren, Devyn Sivers, Aidan Sivers, Emma Nawri, Julia Nawri and Mason Robinson; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by a Daughter, Gloria McConnell, and three Sisters. Friends and family are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of ones choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2008

McDOUGALL Mary
Wellsboro Agitator - December 19, 1917
One of Wellsboro's Oldest Residents Died Last Thursday.  Mrs. Mary McDougall Packer, aged 92 years, widow of the late Dr. Nelson Packer,  of Wellsboro, who died February 8, 1883, at the age of 69 years, died early last Friday morning at her home on Main street, her death being due to the infirmities of age.  She was born August 25, 1825, at Lawrenceville, this county, the daughter of Ebenezer and Rebecca Culver McDougall. On January 15, 1849, she was married to Dr. Nelson Packer.  Two sons were born to them, James M., who died January 1, 1869, and Hon. Horace B. Packer, of Wellsboro, who survives. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. W.  Torkington, rector of St Paul's Episcopal church, of which the deceased had been a member for many, years officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.

IN MEMORIAM.
Mrs. Mary McDougall Packer, widow of the late Dr. Nelson Packer died
on the 14th instant, at her home on Main street, Wellsboro.  She was born in Lawrenceville, August 25, 1825. a daughter of Ebenezer McDougall, a soldier of the war of 1812, and Rebecca C. MCDougall.  She was educated in the schools of her native town and at Wellsboro Academy.  She was married to Dr. Nelson Packer at Harrissburg, January 15, 1849. Shortly after their marriage they moved into the old homestead where Mrs. Packer continued to reside until her death. Two sons were born to them-James. M. who died January 1st, 1869, and Horace B., who survives. The deceased was a devoted member of St Paul's M. E. church having been confirmed by Bishop Alsugo Potter. She was, without doubt, at the date of her death, the oldest living member of the church.  Her life covered a long residence in this village having survived most of her old neighbors and friends. She loved her home, hallowed by old associations and cherished memories, and she made it, by her gentle ways and accomplished manners, a center of refinement and good will.   She was fond of company and delighted to entertain her neighbors, friends and kinsfolk. During the summer months the old home was full of people, gay with life, cheer and true hospitality.  She was a discriminating reader, fond of history, poetry and the best current literature.  An ardent lover of nature, out-door life, in its manifold phases, appealed to her.  She spent much time in her flower garden, where the choice plants responded most satisfactorily to her tender care and intelligent treatment.  She was a fine type of the culture and refinement of a former generation that did so much, in many ways, to add distinction and character to our county seat.  Her death is mourned by a wide circle of friends and kindred that knew and appreciated her worth, sweetness of character and many Christian graces.

McINROY - EUNICE M. KANE
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 3 Jan 1996, p. 16
Eunice M. Kane, 84, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at the nursing home. Born June 19, 1911, at Niles Valley, she was the daughter of Samuel Fox and Rose Rockwell McInroy Sr. She graduated from Mansfield Normal School, Class of 1929 and also attended Duke University. She taught in the Wellsboro area and taught kindergarten in the Covington Elementary School, retiring after 40 years of teaching. She was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and a former Sunday School superintendent. She was a former officer of the Tioga County Sunday School Association, member and officer of the Tioga-Potter County School Retirees Association, member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and life member of the National Education Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, William John Kane on Aug. 1, 1976. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Ron Ives of Cogan Station; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and JoAnn Kane of Berwick; life long friend, Nellie Allen; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. Her pastor, the Rev. Edwin Seeley will officiate. Burial will be made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Parkinsons and Movement Disorder Center, Graduate Hospital, 1800 Lobard St., Suite 900, Philadelphia, Pa. 19146.

McINROY - Mrs. Martha James McInroy Carson, 14 Riberolle Street, Wellsboro, PA, 88, died November 9, 1965 at the Blue Ridge Convalescent Center in Harrisburg where she has resided for the last fifteen months. She was the widow of Henry W. Carson and a member of the Knoxville Chapter OES and life-long member of the Catlin Hollow Methodist Church. She was born August 2, 1877 in Charleston Township, the daughter of Edward and Mary Anna Hall McInroy. Her father was a pioneer settler of Charleston Township, arriving here from Ireland in the early 1800's Mrs. Carson was affectionately known as "Dollie" and lived at Slate Run, Lycoming county for 40 years where she and her husband operated the general store. She served as postmistress there during this time and retired in 1946 then moving to Wellsboro. She is survived by nephews, Harry R. McInroy of Westfield; Floyd J. and Stephen W. McInroy both of Wellsboro; Samuel McInroy of Middlebury; E.S. McInroy of Riverside, Calif.; Rev. Reginald McInroy of Vienna, Ohio, and J.E. Sampson of Harrisburg, PA; nieces, Mrs. William Kane of Crooked Creek; Mrs. Merwin Fuller of Woodhull, NY; Mrs. James Slattery of Berlin, NY; Mrs. Fred Umber of Amityville, NY; Mrs. Raymond Klock and Mrs. Charles W. Larson of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Chester Sheffer, formerly of Middlebury now living in Harrisburg; Mrs. Fred B. Macon of Point Pleasant, NJ; Mrs. Charles Hodge of Dolgeville, NY; Mrs. Charles Ersler of Eldred, PA. Body is at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Calling hours Friday 7-9. Funeral there Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Paul Shaffer officiating with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 11, 1965

McKISSICK, Olive V., age 69, of RD 4, Wellsboro, Tuesday, September 26, 1972 at her home. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Devere Mayo officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by husband, Edward K. McKissick of RD 4, Wellsboro; sons, Edward K., Jr. of Oceanside, California; Robert of Norfolk, Virginia; eight grandchildren. She was a member of the Marsh Creek Baptist Church.

ROBERT F. McKISSICK
Robert "Bob" F. McKissick Jr., 41, of Wellsboro died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at  the home of his parents. Born May 12, 1959, in Patuxent River, Md., he was the son of Robert F. and Rosemary A. McCullough McKissick. He was the husband of Melissa K. Doan McKissick.  He was employed by various service industries and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro.  He was a member of the Vets Club, American Legion and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a nuclear armament specialist in the U.S. Air Force for eight years.  Surviving are his wife, Melissa; three daughters, Michelle McKissick of  Wellsboro, Jennifer Slocum of Osceola and Jessica Slocum of Osceola; mother,  Rosemary McKissick, and father, Robert F. McKissick; two sisters and  brothers-in-law, Terry-Ann and Donald Kohler of Niles Valley and Mary-Ellen  and David Rhodes of Montoursville; five nieces and one nephew.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Friday, Jan. 5, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael J. Sullivan and the Rev. John McNassor officiating. A private burial will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in care of Melissa, 103 Morris Street, P.O. Box 265, Osceola, Pa. 16942, for a trust fund for the children's future.

 

McKNIGHT William John

Age 74, of Wellsboro, PA, diedThursday, November 23, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was the husband of Beverly W. McKnight, whom he married October 26, 1956. Bill was born on April 7, 1932 in Verona, PA, the son of the late Hamilton and Mary Gillum McKnight. In 1950 he graduated from Verona High School, where he was captain of his basketball and football teams. He attended Waynesburg College, where he was awarded a basketball scholarship. In 1951-1952 he worked for Edgewater Steel Co. before going to Edinboro State Teachers' College, where he lettered in track and basketball, and was captain of the basketball team his Junior year. While at Edinboro, he met and married his wife, Beverly. He was a member of Kappa Delta Phi, the college glee club, The "E" Club, the staff of the college newspaper, and the Edinboro Collegiate Players. Upon graduation in 1958, he taught English and coached basketball at Union City High School in Erie County. Following Beverly's graduation from Edinboro in 1959, they moved to Wellsboro, where Bill started teaching Social Studies and English in the high school. He coached basketball, was chairman of the Social Studies Department, Senior Class Advisor, and advisor of both the Social Studies Club and the Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the NEA, PSEA, and president of the WAEA. He worked briefly with Little League and Babe Ruth League. He was an active and devoted member of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus and the United Methodist Church, where he sang in the church choir. He was a life member of the American Legion, Post 84, where he also served as commander; a life member of the DAV, Chapter 29; a life member of the Korean War Veterans' Association, and a member of the Veterans' Club. He was also a long-standing member of Moose Lodge 1147, AARP, NRA, and the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Beverly Whitney McKnight; and two sons and a daughter and their families: Scott and Stephannie McKnight of Lake City, PA, and their children, Kari, Zack, William, Brittany, Briah and Kelley; Stephen and Maryann McKnight of Tioga, PA, and their children, Andrew, Jessica, Heather, Jacqueline and Whitney; Deborah and Neil Briggs and their children, Colby and Carson; and a sister, Katherine Fossett of Hermitage, PA; his brother, Sam, a WWII veteran, predeceased him. His father served during WWI. Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Family and friends are invited to call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 29, from 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral services will be held at Wellsboro United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 30, at 11 o'clock. Burial will follow at the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's memory may be made to the Wellsboro Men's Chorus, c/o Thomas Walrath, Jr., 126 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main Streets, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

McLAUGHLIN - ETHEL M. HART
Ethel M. Hart, 89, of 23 King St., Wellsboro, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1995, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 9, 1905, in Morris Run, she was the daughter of William and Jennette Munro McLaughlan. She was a bookkeeper and clerk for the former Morris run Coal Mining Company Store, Morris run, and a bookkeeper and co-owner of the Rattler Mines, Wellsboro. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro. She was a life member and past worthy matron of the Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S., Wellsboro, and served on the Board of the Tioga County Crippled Children’s Association. She was a former Red Cross volunteer. She married Manford W. Hart on April 15, 1983. Surviving besides her husband of 63 years are one daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Tony Chiesa of Ithaca, N.Y.; granddaughter, Diane Chiesa of Ithaca, N.Y.; granddaughter and husband, Linda and Dennis Rhoads of Cortland, N.Y.: great-grandson, Matthew Roads; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, on Monday, Feb. 27. Services were held there Monday, Feb. 27, with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial was made at the Wellsboro Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

McMULLEN George Carl

From the Wellsboro Gazette, Dated October 2, 1947

George Carl McMullen, aged 58 years, died at his home on East Avenue Friday evening. (September 26, 1947). He was born in Arnot, November 27, 1889, son of Charles and Martha Hary McMullen. Survivors include three sons; James, Thomas and William, of Wellsboro; Five daughters, Mrs. Clarissa Kline, Mansfield; Mrs. Irene Enderle of Tioga Misses Mary and Katherine McMullen, of Elmira, and Miss Reta McMullen, of Wellsboro; Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

McMULLEN Mary F. McMullen

age 88, of Elmira NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Mary was born August 6, 1925 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of George and Irene McMullen. Mary was the manager for the Trailways Bus Station in Elmira for over 30 years. Mary is survived by a son, Kline (Lois) McMullen of Mansfield, PA; special niece, Carlene (Larue) Austin of Big Pond, PA; four grandchildren, Brandon, Jason, Tracey and Tonya; six great grandchildren, Drew, Clarissa, Caleb, Jenna, Jaydon and Ryne; a sister-in-law, Thelma McMullen of Wellsboro, PA. She was predeceased by her brothers, James, and Thomas (June) McMullen; sisters, Clarissa (Walter) Kline, Kate (John) Marchese, Beth (Philip) Mosher, Rita (Millard) Decker, Bill (Lena) Wheeler; great grandson, Garrett McMullen. At Mary's request, there will be no viewing. A private family service will be held. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – November 17, 2013

 

DR. DANIEL O. MERRICK, 75 of 356 South Main Street died Sunday (Nov. 30, 1950) at 7:30  p.m.  He is survived by his widow, a son, the Rev. Walter Merrick of Homestead, Pa.  The remains repose in the Hagerman Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m.  The funeral will be held in the Centenary M. E. Church at 10:30 o’clock.  The Rev. C. C. Roszell will officiate.  Burial in the Wellsboro, Pa. Cemetery.  Kindly omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1950

 

MERRICK Ella J

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, November 8, 1922

Miss Ella J. Merrick, aged 77 years died last Tuesday evening, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Milo G. Austin on Central Avenue.  She was a daughter of Israel and Julia (Erway) Merrick and the last of a large family of brothers and sisters.  She was a sister of the late Major George W. Merrick, Ellis Merrick and Charles Merrick, Mrs. Mortimer F. Elliott, Mrs. W. T. Mathers, Mrs. Deroy Herrington and Mrs. Larrison.   Her health had been declining for several years. Was up and about the house until a few days previous to death. Cause of death, Bright's Disease. Had lived in Wellsboro all her life, except short periods she spent with her sister in New Mexico, and her niece, Miss Larrison in Chicago, where she resided for eight years. Educated at the old Wellsboro Academy. Fond of good literature and was well informed on history and current topics. An interesting conversationalist. Came to live with Mrs. Austin four years ago, where she received every comfort and tender care. Member of Presbyterian Church. Survived by following nephews and nieces: Mrs. M. G. Austin of Wellsboro; Mrs. Joseph Fridel of Hammondsport; Mrs. Leon B. Ferry of Binghamton; Mrs. George B. Dusinberre, of Elmira; Miss Nellie Larrison of Chicago; mrs. Anna Kibbe, of Wellsboro; Sarah, Ellen, Anna, and Ellis Merrick, Jr. of Williamsport. William Mathers of Hazelton; Horace Mathers of Wellsboro; and Charles Merrick, of Deerfield.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of M. G. Austin on Central avenue and was largely attended. Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducted the service; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

METARKO - BAILEY (SRGP 30197)
Pauline Metarko 66, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Wellsboro, died, Friday, August 19, 2005. She was born January 1, 1939 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Peter and Anna Wasil Metarko. Pauline is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bailey; daughter, Deborah Ivey of Oxford, NC; sons, Rick Hall of Clifton Forge, VA, and Ronald Hall of Stephens City, VA; stepdaughters, Susan Roper of Roanoke and Debbie Bailey of Roanoke; sisters, Kathryn Holford of Brick, NJ, and Mae McDonald of Warmister, PA; brothers, Robert Metarko of Hilltown, PA, Frederick Metarko of Wellsboro, PA, Peter Metarko of Pensacola, FL, and Gary Metarko of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Metarko; and sister, Betty Patt. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Contributions in Pauline's Memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

METZGER - Many Wellsboro friends mourn the death of Mrs. Charles F. Yahn, which occurred Monday morning at her home on East Avenue following years of poor health. While Mrs. Yahn had been in failing health for a long period she was able to be about the house until she was fatally stricken last week. Amelia Johanna Yahn was born on May 2, 1869, the daughter of Bernhardt and Martha (Jones) Metzger, of Lock Haven. About 50 years ago she came to Wellsboro where she had since resided. She was married to Charles F. Yahn in Williamsport on December 26, 1895. A fine home maker, a loyal Christian and staunch supporter of church and civic activities, Mrs. Yahn, during her years of good health contributed largely to the best interests of the town. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary, the  Hospital Auxiliary, the Democratic Women's Club and the Parent Teacher Association. She was a strong supporter of the Gazette throughout her life. Surviving besides her husband, are: two daughter and three sons, Miss Martha Yahn of Lakewood, NJ; Mrs. Durward Longwell, Paul and Charles Yahn, of Wellsboro; and Harold of Corning, NY; 4 grandchildren, Winfield Yahn, Janet and Martha Ann Longwell, of Wellsboro, and Thomas C. Yahn of Corning. A Requiem Mass was held yesterday morning at the church with Rev. J.F. McKeon as celebrant. Burial was in Wellsboro cemetery, Rev. Thomas F. Kelly officiating. Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. & Mrs. Harold Yahn of Corning; Mr. & Mrs. William Metzger of New Cumberland; William Yahn, Erwin Yahn and Miss Hattie Yahn of Galeton; Miss Susie Wargo and Joseph Wargo of Danville. - The Wellsboro Gazette, June 24, 1943

 

MILLER - Gerald E. Jerry Miller, age 75, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, February 16, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Jerry was born April 27, 1933 in Tioga, PA a son of Albert and Irene (Howe) Miller. Jerry was the husband of Margaret (Nay) Hawn-Miller for 14 years. Jerry retired after 30 years of service from Corning Glass Works. He was a life member of the Mansfield, Tioga, and Blossburg Fire Departments for over 50 years. He was a member of the DAD of Foreign Service Veterans and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Jerry enjoyed fishing and hunting, and mostly his family.   Jerry is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Timothy Miller, of Orefield, PA; three daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Cooper of New Bloomsfield, PA, Roxie Aldrich of Coplay, PA, Jolene and Stephen Hall of Blossburg, PA; nine grandchildren, Kristie, Jimmy, T.J., Jerry, Jennifer, Erin, Emily, Henry and Cecil; six great grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Albert Bill Miller of Tioga, PA, Robert Bob and Shirley Miller of Westfield, PA; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine Keck of Tioga, PA, Donna and Leslie Holleran of Tioga, PA, JoAnn and Jim Wicks of Tioga, PA, Anna Mae and Cal Everett of Tioga, PA; step-children, Ross and Mary Kay Hawn of Mansfield, PA, Alan and Nell Hawn of Mansfield, PA, Donna and Martin Hines of Montoursville, PA, Karen and Dr. Edward Cias of Mansfield, PA; and five step-grandchildren, Curtis, Amber, Linda, Alan Jr. and John; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the America Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

MILLER –MRS. LENA M. YOUMANS age 77 of RD 3 Wellsboro, Pa., Sunday, Jan. 26, 1969 at the Soldiers and Sailor Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday 7 to 9.  Funeral there at 1:30 a.m. the Rev. R. Blair Moffett.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Survived by husband, Frank H. of Wellsboro; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Graham of RD 2 Corning, N.Y.; one son, Lawrence of Wellsboro; four sisters, Mrs. Delores Garrison of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Geraldine Henry of Chester, Pa., Mrs. Florence Cummings of Kissimee, Florida, Mrs. Elma Colegrove of Duberry, Florida; brothers, Brady Miller of Sanford, Florida, Albert of Tioga, Pa., Joseph of Lindley, N.Y., Maurice of Hughesville, Pa.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1969

MILLER - MRS. ROSE L. HILBOLDT
 Mrs. Rose L. Hilboldt, 82, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 1973 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born April 29, 1891, a daughter of Levi and Cora Stradley Miller. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Harry Welch, of Central Square, NY, Mrs. Izora Hall, of Rock Creek, Ohio, and Mrs. Irene Lisenring, of Lions, NY, 15 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral was held on Tuesday at Tussey's Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William Haynes, pastor of the Baptist Church in Lindley, NY officiated.educational needs.

MITCHELL -  PROMINENT TIOGA COUNTY WOMAN PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Emily Mitchell Cameron, aged 88 years, wife of Hon. David Cameron, former President Judge of this county, and one of the most prominent and esteemed women of the state, died at her late home in Wellsboro on Friday evening. The funeral was held on Monday at 2 p.m., Reverend O. G. Cocks, pastor of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church, and Reverend C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. The interment was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Mrs. Cameron was born on November 20, 1842, at Mitchell Creek on the Susquehanna Trail, ten mils north of Mansfield, the daughter of Thomas K. and Elizabeth Roe Mitchell, pioneer families of this section. She received her education in the local schools and attended a select seminary for young ladies, after which she became one of the foremost teachers of the state. Mrs. Cameron was married to Judge Cameron, with whom she became acquainted while attending school in 1865. They resided in Tioga where Mr. Cameron studied law and was admitted to the bar, after which they removed to Wellsboro, where they have ever since resided. Mrs. Cameron was a devout and active member of the Baptist Church. He had also been active in the Tioga Chapter, D.A.R., the Friday Club, the Council of Republican Women, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was all her life a great advocate of temperance. Mrs. Cameron was the last of a family of ten, including the late John I. Mitchell, who during his life held the offices of District Attorney, Representative in the State Legislature, State Senator, Congressman, United States Senator, President Judge of Tioga County, and Justice of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She is survived by her husband, five children, Mrs. Fred W. Bailey of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Annie Cameron Robertson of New York City; William R. Cameron of Harrisburg; Peter G. Cameron State Banking Commissionerl Ernest M. Cameron of Wellsboro; also seven grandchildren. (handwritten on article Dec 5, 1930)

MONKS - Ruth M. Kennedy, 88, of Pearl Street, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008. She was the wife of the late Robert Kennedy who died June 6, 1998. Ruth was born April 14, 1919 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Alba J. & Nora Hamm Monks. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High, Class of 1937, and had worked for Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division, Newberry’s 5 & 10, was a homemaker along with helping her husband on the dairy farm, retiring in 1978. Ruth enjoyed plants, flowers, bird watching and camping. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara K. and David E. Olsen of Chesapeake, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Ernest R. and Bonalyn W. Kennedy of Morris; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. She was the last survivor of seven children. Friends and family were invited to Ruth’s Life Celebration on Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service was held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Robin Baer officiating. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made in her memory to The Green Home, Activities Department, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, 27 Feb 2008

MOORE - CHARLOTTE M. CAMPBELL
 Charlotte Moore Campbell, age 73, of RD 5, Wellsboro died Monday, December 17, 1973 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Tussey's Funeral Home.  The Rev. Gordon Abrams officiated.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Those wishing amy contribute to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Building Fund . She is survived by husband, Erwin B. Campbell, RD 5, Wellsboro; one son, Conrad E. Campbell of Dayton, Ohio; 3 sisters, Mrs. Cleo Kreisler of RD 5, Wellsboro, Mrs. Clerice Wilcox of Wellsboro, Mrs. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick of RD 2 Wellsboro; brothers, Carl W. Moore of Elmira, NY and Kenneth B. Moore of RD 5, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Stoney Fork Grange No. 1043.

MOORE Irene
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Sept. 9, 1931, Pg 1
Mrs Irene Moore McMullen, wife of George McMullen, died at her home on Buena Vista Street, Wellsboro, Thursday morning at 6 o'clock [9/3/1931], after an illness of three days, of a heart attack.  Mrs. McMullen was born in Antrim, 36 years ago, daughter of Mr and Mrs. D. A. Moore.  She was a member of the Baptist Church of Wellsboro.  Besides her husband and parents she is survived by eight children, Clarissa, James, Thomas, Mary Faith, Catherine, Billy, Irene and Rita, all at home;  three sisters, Mrs Ross Gee, Mrs. Elmer Kennedy and Miss Alberta Moore, all of Wellsboro; and aunt, Mrs. Flora Moore of South Corning; an uncle, Sylvester Moore of Corning; besides several cousins.  Mrs. Moore's oldest child is 14 years of age and the youngest is 10 months old.  The funeral was held Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs D. A. Moore, 104 East Avenue; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

WILBUR G. MOORE
 Wilbur G. Moore, 77, of 20 Austin Street, Welsboro, died Wednesday, June 29, 1983, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was retired from the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division. Born January 14, 1906, at Leetonia, he was a son of Ray J. and Luella Warren Moore. Surviving are two sons, Donald, of Jersey Shore, and Ray of Wilmington, Delaware; two sisters, Mrs. Luva Wagner and Mrs. Gertrude Frye, and a brother, Warren, all of Jersey Shore, and a grandson. A private funeral was held on Saturday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. James L. Snyder, pastor of Holiday Baptist Church, Holiday, officiating.  Burinal was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Green Home.

MORAN - CUMMINGS, Margaret M.
Age 91, of West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died February 27, 2009 at her home. She was the wife of Deuane C. Cummings. Margaret was born October 17, 1917 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Lulu Fischler Moran. She was a retired cashier at the former A & P Store in Wellsboro and member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Surviving are her Husband, Deuane; Grandson, Brian Hilboldt. She was preceded in death by a Son, Robert Keith Hilboldt, in 1985. There will be no visitation. Graveside service only at the convenience of the family at the Wellsboro Cemetery, with Rev. Cannon Gregory Hinton officiating. If desired, Memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross or SPCA. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2009

CURRY A. MOSHER, 59, formerly of Scouten Hill road, Wellsboro, died Dec. 20, 2004, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Curry was born Jan. 4, 1945, in Wellsboro, the son of Emeron H. Mosher and the late Pearl Butler Mosher.  He was a member of the American Legion, Wellsboro Veterans Club, Whispering Pines Cap and Flint Club, National Rifle Association, National Muzzle Loader Rifle Association and Single Association Shooting Society.  He was a veteran, retired from Osram Sylvania and operated Mosher’s Muzzle loading Supplies.  He was an avid hunter, rifleman, gunsmith and outdoorsman, as well as a writer and artist.  He is survived by his father, Emeron: sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Ed Hoover, Janet and Jim Davis, Lynn and Jiri Vokac and Elaine and Mike Wagner; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Linda Mosher; and nieces and nephews, Jerilyn Mullhollan, Katrina Mosher, Brian Davis, Jill Davis, Jana Jackson, Marie Yokac, Joseph Wagner and Adam Wagner.  Friends and relatives are invited to Curry’s Life Celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with service to follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor John Mann officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Williamsport Star-Gazette.

MOSHER Emeron H.
Emeron H. Mosher, age 92, of Wellsboro, died
May 7, 2010 at Carleton Senior Care. He was the husband of the late Pearl Jean Butler Mosher. Emeron was born September 21, 1917 in Chatham Township, PA, the son of the late Curry and Mabelle A. Perry Mosher. He graduated from Little Marsh High School where he was Valedictorian. Emeron grew up on a farm in Chatham Township, Tioga County, PA. In 1942 he purchased a farm in Charleston Township, Tioga County, PA. On March 16, 1951 he took permanent employment at the Corning Division of Corning Glass Works, where he continued for more than 30 years as an Industrial Truck Mechanic, until his retirement on July 1, 1980. Emeron was interested in genealogy, enjoyed reading and puzzles, and was an avid fisherman. He
was remarkably capable at repairing, designing and building mechanically. Surviving are his children, Evelyn Hoover (Jon Ed), Picture Rocks, PA, Eugene Mosher (Linda) Shermansdale, PA, Janet Davis (James), Wellsboro, PA, Lynne Vokac (Jiri), Wrightwood, CA, and Elaine Wagner (Michael) Wellsboro, PA; 8 grandchildren, Joseph Wagner (Ashley), Jana Wood (Justin), Jerilyn Mulholland, Katrina Howe (Jonathan), Brian Davis (Shannon), Marie Vokac, Jill Benelli (Tyler), and Adam Wagner (Trudi); 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Curry Mosher. Friends and family are invited to Emeron's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at noon with Rev. Adam Wagner officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his
memory to a charity of one's choice.  Elmira Star-Gazette 05-09-2010

JEAN L. MOSHER
Jean Louise Mosher, 80, of English St., Wellsboro, died Monday Nov. 15, 2004, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.Born Feb. 18, 1924 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Dever Mosher and Ina Faye Rice. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1943 and was an assembler for Corning Glass, Wellsboro Division for over 30 years. Jean dedicated her life to the care of her family. Surviving are brother, Wayne Kelt of Wellsboro; sisters, Dorothy Kingsbury of Rochester, N.Y., Emma Keister of Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Marjory Mosher of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and four sisters. Friends and relatives are invited to Jean's Life Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held there Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard Herrlin officiating. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her memory to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

MOSHER – Jean Louise Mosher, 80, of English St., Wellsboro, died Monday Nov. 15, 2004, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Feb. 18, 1924 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Dever Mosher and Ina Faye Rice. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1943 and was an assembler for Corning, Glass, Wellsboro Division for over 30 years. Jean dedicated her life to the care of her family. Surviving are brother, Wayne Kelt of Wellsboro; sisters, Dorothy Kingsbury of Rochester, NY, Emma Keister of Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Marjory Mosher of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and four sisters. Friends and relatives are invited to Jean’s Life Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held there Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 AM with Pastor Richard Herrlin officiating. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her memory to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. – The Mansfield Gazette, 17 Nov. 2004, p.6A

MOYER Caroline
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Nov. 15, 1911, Pg 1
Mrs. Caroline Moyer Willard, aged 87 years, widow of the late Joseph Willard, who died 17 years ago, died last Thursday morning [11/9/1911] at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Dale, in Delmar, of pneumonia, after a week's illness.  She was born in Badenfeld, Germany on April 24, 1824, and came to the United States when she was a young woman.  She was twice married, her first husband being the late Norman Francis, who died in 1864.  Five children were born to them:  Martha, who died in infancy; Mrs Sarah M. Roland; Mrs Mary E. Dale and Mr George Francis, all of Delmar, and Mr William Francis of St. Cloud, Florida, recently of Wellsboro.  Besides her 4 children, she is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters:  Louis Moyer of Liberty; Jno. Moyer of Ohio; Mrs Mary Hart of Wellsboro and Mrs Elizabeth Root of Nauvoo.  Mrs Willard was a member of the Baptist Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock.  Rev. Mr Howells of Stonyfork, officiating; interment was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

MOYER –ETHEL H. MOYER MONK, Age 87, of Wellsboro, PA, died December 4, 2003 at the Green Home.  She was the wife of Clifford H. Monk, who died January 4, 1997.  Ethel was born August 7, 1916 in Beech Grove, PA, the daughter of the late John R. and Viola Bummgartner Moyer.  She was a retired employee of Skrudland Photo Service, Chicago, IL.  Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Muriel R. (Tom) Taylor, Wellsboro, PA; daughter-in-law, Denise Monk, Wheeling, WV; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie Mitstifer, Liberty, PA; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son, James C. Monk in September 2003.  Friends and relatives are invited to Ethel’s Life Celebration on Sunday, December 7, 2003, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

LAWRENCE I. MOYER
 Lawrence I. Moyer, 71, of RD#1, Tioga, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the VA Hospital in Bath, NY. Born Jan. 26, 1916, at Nauvoo, he was the son of Walter and Lodema Harrison Moyer. He was a member of the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the former Corning Glass Works Wellsboro Division. His wife, the former Isadore Spencer, died in 1984. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Maxine) Englert of Lock Haven; stepdaughter, Mrs. Daniel (Darlene) Loud of RD#6, Wellsboro; stepsons, Daryl S. Day of RD#6, Wellsboro, and Durward Day of RD#1, Lawrenceville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church Saturday, Nov. 7.  The Rev. Paul Connor, his pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. The family provided flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

EMERY O.C.E. MUDGE (SRGP 00729)
 Emery O.C.E. Mudge, age 84 of RD 3, Mansfield, died Saturday, May 26, 1973 at Wellsboro.  Funeral service was held Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  The Rev. Richard Brenneman officiated.  Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Friends may contribute to the Methodist Church Building Fund of Mansfield. He is survived by wife, Marion Jones Mudge of Mansfield; four daughters, Mrs. Nathan (Blair) Sheer, RD 3, Wellsboro, Mrs. Wilbur (Ilene) Wetherbee of Wellsboro, Mrs. Edmund (Verna) Randall of Mansfield, Mrs. Charles (Marolyn) Hackett of Horseheads, NY; one son, Dr. John E. Mudge, Farmington, Maine; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Ossea Lodge F&AM. No. 317, Coudersport Consistory, North Elk Run Grange, Penna.  Society of Professional Engineers and former Tioga County surveyor.

 

MULFORD Edward Rex

Wellsboro Gazette - December 3, 1936

Funeral services for Edward Rex Mulford ,79, one time publisher of The Gatekeeper a weekly news published some years ago in Wellsboro were conducted yesterday.  Mr Mulford died Sunday, Nov. 29 at LeRoy, N Y.  Survivors Include his daughter, Mary Marmour of LeRoy; two sons, Warren of Wellsboro and Willard of the USS Salt Lake City; sister, Mrs. Mae Clark of Zion, Illinois and seven grandchildren.  A printer by trade Mr. Mulford emploved for some years by The Republican Advocate a weekly published in Wellsboro a number of years ago.  He founded The Gatekeeper and ran it for a time...

 

MULFORD Esther Eliza

Wellsboro Agitator - September 12, 1928

Mrs. Esther Eliza Mulford Marmor aged 30 years, wife of Clarence J. Marmor, of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday evening at 6 o'clock.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mulfor  of Wellsboro and was born December 8, 1897 and was married Sept. 22, 1918.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro and is survived by four children: Clarence J. Jr., Mary Jane, Gloria and Carl at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mulford of Wellsboro; two brothers Warren and William Mulford; one sister, Mary Mulford, all of Wellsboro.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro Monday and the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

MULFORD Warren N. Mulford

Wellsboro Gazette – November 12, 1970

70, of 5 Kelsey Street, died at his home Friday, Nov 6,1970.  He was a retired employee of Taynton'6 Trucking Co, Mr. Mulford was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  A native of Wellsboro, he was born Aug. 26, 1900, a son of Edd and Hannah VanCise Mulford.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Goodwin Mulford; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Watins,Corning, NY, a son, James E., of Wellsboro RD 3; a sister, Mrs.  Mary Cahill, also of Coming, a brother, William, of Tulsa, Okla , and a grandchild. The funeral was held on Sunday at Tussey Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  The Rev Roger Kuhn officiated.

 

MUNSON - Mrs. Eva Clark, 65, wife of Leon Clark, of Wellsboro RD1, died at her home Thursday afternoon, December 2, 1954. Born November 3, 1889 she was a daughter of Jay and Maryon Reyman Munson. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Reyman, of Wellsboro; four brothers, Floyd and Augustus Munson, Wellsboro RD, Ray Munson, North Collins, NY, and Harry Munson, Westport, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Morrow and Mrs. Douglas Holliday, both of Wellsboro RD6; and two grandchildren. Services were Monday at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, with the Rev. Kent Lattimer, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 9, 1954

 

MYERS - Durward D. Myers, 51, of Marion, Ohio, formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, December 23, 1962 at Marion. Born April 20, 1911, at New Martinsville, W. Va., he was the son of Thurman and Olive Ward Myers. He was the right of way supervisor for the Sinclair Pipeline Co. Surviving are his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Blunk and Mrs. Donovan Clark, both of Worthington, Ohio; his mother, Mrs. Olive Myers of Newark, NJ; two brothers, Marshall of Tulsa, Okla., and LeMoyne of Bogotá, Colombia, S.A.; two grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Johnson and Tussy Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 27, 1962

 

MYERS Jean L.

was born Sept. 30, 1909, in Ingersoll, Ont., Canada, a daughter of George A. and Georgiana McIntyre Meyers. She was a graduate of St. Lawrence University.  Also a member of First Presbyterian Church, she also was a  member of the Watsontown Guild.  The couple is survived by four sons, Orrin G. 3rd, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Stuart, of Baltimore, Md., George, of Easton, and James, of Turbotville RD 2, and 14 grandchildren.  Mr. Cocks also is survived by a brother, the Rev. Robert Cocks, of Williamsport, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Cox, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mary Dunsmore, of Honesdale. Mrs. Cocks also is survived by a brother, Robert Meyers, of Wellsboro. Memorial services were held Friday evening in the church at Watsontown with the Rev. H. Timothy Halverson,  their pastor, officiating. Committal services were held Saturday afternoon in Wellsboro Cemetery. (See obituary of Orrin G. Cocks for more information on the couple’s death.) Abstracted from Wellsboro Gazette – January 12, 1977

 

MYERS Robert A. (Bob)
Age 96, died October 31, 2009. The son of George and Georgina McIntyre Myers, Bob was born in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, on December 19, 1912. Bob remained a Canadian until, after several moves dictated by his father's work with the Borden Company, the family came to Wellsboro in 1929. They were naturalized in 1932, the year Bob graduated from Wellsboro high school. He attended Perkiomen and Bucknell University before starting work at the local Borden Milk Plant, retiring 44 years later as Quality Assurance Manager in 1975. In September, 1940, he married Mary Wilcox. During WWII, Bob served with the US Navy in the South Pacific. Honest and dependable, Bob was devoted to his family. He was a meticulous craftsman with many interests, and was happiest when devising new methods for tying trout flies, building a sailboat and a family cabin, making wine and maple syrup, and growing large vegetable gardens. He loved sailing and golf, his saxophone and books. He served in the past on the vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was active in Post 84 of the American Legion and in Ossea 317 of the Masonic Lodge. Bob's sister, Jean, predeceased him, dying with her husband Orrin G. Cocks, Jr., in Watsontown, PA, in 1975. Their four sons, Bob's nephews, survive: Orrin (Terry), Stuart (Sandy), George and James. Also surviving are his wife and four daughters: Nancy (Charles) Ying of Ithaca, NY; Roberta (Robert) Eddy of Creekside, PA; Jane (Barry) Brucklacher of Mansfield, PA; and Carol (Robert) Cacchione of Louisville, KY. Grandchildren are: Mitchell Haus of Mendham, NJ; Laurel Bartnik of Ithaca, NY; Sean Eddy of Leesburg, VA; Katherine Hubert of Aurora, CO; Thomasina Richter of Atoka, TN; Michael Eddy of Newville, PA; Heather Shipman of Ithaca, NY; Nicholas Eddy of Colchester, CT; and Ann Perramond of Colorado Springs, CO. There are eleven great-grandchildren. Bob wished for no formal service. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery with arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 3, 2009

NEAL EARL L
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, June 1, 1967 Earl L. Neal, 84, of 28 Nichols Street, died at his home, Tuesday, May 23, 1967.  He was born August 13, 1882 in Charleston Township, the son of Mr and Mrs William Neal.  survived by daughter, Miss Eleanor Neal of Middlebury Center;  three sons, Harold and David of Middlebury Center and Robert of  Wellsboro;  sister, Mrs Mabel Copp of Charleston Township;  10 grandchildren and 4 gr-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Thursday at the Tussey Funeral Home.  The Rev. Melvin Negley officiated with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

NEAL, Harold W., age 59 of RD 2 Middlebury Center, at his home Friday October 26, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Sunday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Monday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. H. Allen Smith officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by two brothers, David of RD 1 Wellsboro and Robert of Lawrenceville, Pa.; one sister, Elinor Neal, Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, employee of Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division.

NEAL Myrtle Belle
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, September 1, 1927
Mrs. Walter Youmans, aged 49 years, died at her home on Grant St, Tuesday morning after an illness since April.  She was born in Charleston, a daughter of Sarah and William Neal.  Besides her husband and father she is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Albert Shaff of Endicott; Lloyd Youmans, Linden Youmans and Stella Youmans of Wellsboro. Several brothers and sisters also survive:  Mrs. John Richardson & Mrs. Norman Paris of Crooked Creek; Earl Neal of Morris and Mrs. Oliver Spencer and Miss Mabel Neal of Wellsboro. The funeral will be held today and burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

NEAL VELMA L. HOTCHKISS
Velma L. Hotchkiss, age 75, of 12 Morris Lane, Wellsboro, died December 27, 1976 in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Tussey Funeral Home with Rev. James Snyder officiating.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Betty Hotchkiss, Wellsboro, Mrs. Elwood (Ann) Austin, Emporium; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Anna) Levins, Mansfield; one brother, Ivin C. Neal, Mansfield.  Six granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and one niece. Mrs. Hotchkiss was born April 4, 1901 in Charleston Township, daughter of Clarence and Ada Sampson Neal.  She was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1976)

HAROLD W. NEAL
Harold William Neal, 59, of Middlebury Center RD 2, died Friday, Oct. 26, 1973. He had suffered from a heart condition for some time. He was born in Duncan Twp. on Aug. 13, 1914, a son of Earl and Sarah Paulhamus Neal. Mr. Neal was employed at the Corning Glass Works. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two brothers, David, of Wellsboro RD 1, and Robert, of Lawrenceville, and a sister, Miss Elinor Neal, of Middlebury Center. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. H. Allen Smith, pastor of the Independent Bible Church, officiated.

NELSON - VAUDINE M. CHRISTIE
Vaudine M. Christie, 88, of Webster Road, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 6, 1916 in Rome, N.Y., she was the daughter of Margaret and David Robert Nelson. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Christie who died July 1, 1986. She was a housewife and together with her husband, she owned and operated Christie's Grocery Store in Marsh Creek. She was a member of the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church and was an active member of the church for many years serving as Sunday School teacher, pianist, singing solos and duets for church services and was a member of the Missionary Ladies Group. She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Nelson. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Susan Christie, Robert and Ellen Christie, all of Wellsboro; granddaughter, Britney Christie. Friends and relatives were invited to Vaudine's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro a "Life Celebration Home. Services were held there on Wednesday, Sept. 1 with her pastor, the Rev. Paul Connor officiating. Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church

NEWCOMBE - HELEN MAE BUSS (NEWCOMBE) (1928-2009)
Helen Mae Newcombe Buss, 81, of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2009, at her home. She was the wife of Carl Alfred Buss whom she married July 13, 1947. Helen was born May 13, 1928, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Frank R. and Bertha Campbell Kennedy Newcombe. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Nurse Training Schools, Inc. She was a housewife and volunteered at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and the Red Cross. Helen was a member of God's Family Fellowship. She loved her Lord and served in many capacities for 50-years plus (Sunday School teacher, treasurer, secretary, ladies mission groups, etc.). Surviving are husband, Carl; son, Carl (Carol Ann) Buss of Warrenton, Va.; daughters, Carol (Grant) Cavanaugh, Brenda (Jim) Langs, both of Wellsboro; grandsons, Kevin (Michelle) Cavanaugh of Wellsboro, Keith (Amy) Cavanaugh of Wellsboro, James Langs of Wellsboro, Shane Buss of Warrenton, Va., Carson Buss of Warrenton, Va.; granddaughters, Brittany Langs of Wellsboro, Skyler Buss of Warrenton, Va.; great-grandsons, Cole, Chase, Cy Cavanaugh; great-granddaughters, Taylor, Abbye, Brenna and Callie Cavanaugh, all of Wellsboro; step-granddaughters, Robin (Gary) Mast, Tammy Langs, both of Wellsboro, Kara (Terry) VanBuskirk of Winfield; step-great grandsons, Ryan Mast, Mitchell VanBuskirk; step-granddaughter, Madison VanBuskirk; nephews, Theodore V. Buss of Wellsboro and John Kennedy of Troy, Mich. She was predeceased by brothers, Verne Kennedy, Mack Kennedy; sisters, Marion Kennedy Buss, Margaret Kennedy Haines; and grandson, Jason Langs. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at God's Family Fellowship, 10035 Route 6, Stokesdale. Life Celebration will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Lynton Perry officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to God's Family Fellowship, 10035 Rt. 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from September 16 to September 22, 2009

NICHOLS Juliette E - Mrs. Sherwood Died Saturday - Esteemed Wellsboro Woman was the Daughter of a Pioneer - Mrs. Juliette E. Nichols Sherwood, aged 82 years, wife of Attorney Walter Sherwood, Sr., died Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home on Main street in Wellsboro, after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married 58 years ago; one daughter, Miss Anna Sherwood, of Wellsboro; and two sons, Harry N. Sherwood, Esq., of Wellsboro, and Allen Sherwood, of Mason City, Iowa; two grandsons, Attorney Walter Sherwood, 2nd, and Edward Sherwood of Wellsboro; and three great-grandchildren, Jefferson and Shirley, children of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Sherwood, 2nd; and Donald, son of Allen Sherwood; and several nieces, among them, Miss Virginia Williams, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Julie Webb, of Washington, and Mrs. W. Allen VanHorn, of Rochester, NY. Mrs. Sherwood was born in Wellsboro, March 6, 1846, and was the last of a family of ten children. Her brothers and sisters were: Mrs. Henry W. Williams, Miss Kate Nichols, Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Lamb of Wellsboro; Mrs. Clayton of Washington, DC; and Enos, Chester, William and Henry Nichols, children of Mr. & Mrs. Levi I. Nichols, pioneers of Wellsboro. Levi Nichols came to Wellsboro from Chenango county, NY in 1828. His father came to Wellsboro the following year. They bought timber land on Pine creek, and soon after property in the village where they conducted a general store, getting the goods from Utica by wagon. Levi Nichols in 1852 married Sarah J. Brown, daughter of Thomas Brown, of Oxford, NY. Thomas Brown was associated with Theodore Burr, the famous bridge builder. When Levi Nichols went to Chenango county to be married there was only one carriage in the Wellsboro region. William Eberenz, of Delmar, loaned this for the trip, and the young couple made the 150-mile journey in it, taking several days. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home, Rev. Dr. George B. VanWaters, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Sherwood had been a member for 70 years, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 12, 1928

NILES - December 20, 1916
Wellsboro, Tioga Co, PA
THE LATE AARON R. NILES
Prominent and respected Wellsboro citizen died last Tuesday evening
Aaron Rennsaelaer Niles, Esq. Aged 56 years, died last week Tuesday evening, Dec 12, at his home on Central Ave., from paralysis. On Aug. 17, 1915, he was stricken with paralysis at his home on the Niles Valley Celery Farm, near Niles Valley, but partially recovered and seemed to be steadily improving until a short time before December 7, when he suffered a second stroke. From that time on he failed rapidly until the end. Mr. Niles was the oldest son of the late Judge Jerome B. Niles and Phoebe Ann Toles Niles, and was born in Middlebury Township October 3, 1860. He was educated in the Wellsboro schools and Lafayette College, read law under the direction of his father and was admitted to the bar of Tioga Co in 1884. He practiced law for a number of years, being also engaged extensively in the fire insurance business and civil engineering. In 1900 Mr. Niles engaged in farming devoting his energies to the growing of celery and lettuce as principal crops, and was very successful. He eventually became so expert in growing these crops that he was considered one of the foremost authorities in the US on celery and lettuce culture. About a year ago he sold the farm, being unable to do the work. On September 1, 1886 he married Miss Elizabeth Jane Young, daughter of Hon. Thomas L. Young of Cincinnati, Ohio. She survives him, with their daughter Margaret. He is also survived by one brother Alfred of Philadelphia and one sister Mrs. Lincoln Doumaux of Rochester. Mr. Niles was a member of Ossea Lodge, No. 317. F. & A.M., Tyoga R. Commandery, No. 28, Knights Templar, being knighted Nov., 9 1885. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Blossburg State Hospital. Mr. Niles was always a student and was exceptionally well read on many subjects. He was devoted to his many friends and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 O’clock at the home of the deceased on Central Ave. Tyogaghton Commandery, Knights Templar, conducting the funeral and burial services. Rev. A.C. Shaw, D.D. also offered prayer; interment was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

NILES Alfred J.

Alfred J. Niles, Esq., an assistant city solicitor of Philadelphia, died of heart disease at his apartment, 2036 Chestnut street in that city, last week Tuesday morning.  He had not been ill, and his death came as a shock to his many friends.  He was nearly 53 years old, and was the younger son of the late Jerome B. Niles, one of the foremost citizens of the state, who was Auditor General of Pennsylvania in 1883, served four terms in the Pennsylvania legislature, helped draft the present state constitution, and who at the time of his death was President Judge of the Tioga county courts.  His mother was Phoebe A. Toles.  After being graduated from Harvard University and the Harvard Law School, Mr. Niles went to Pittsburgh, where he developed an extensive practice.  He served several terms as assistant city solicitor there, and was prominent in society.  In 1909 he went to Philadelphia and for five years was associated with the North American.  He opened a law office and in 1914 was appointed assistant city solicitor by Michael J. Ryan.  He was serving his second term, having been re-appointed by City Solicitor Connelly.  Mr. Niles was a member of the Harvard Club of Philadelphia and the Lawyers’ Club.  He had offices in the Real Estate Trust Building.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lincoln Doumaux, of Rochester, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Aaron R. Niles, of Wellsboro.  Mr. Niles had a host of friends in Wellsboro, his boyhood home, who were greatly shocked and grieved by his sudden death.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro Thursday morning and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at three o’clock at the home of Mrs. A.R. Niles on Central avenue, Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.  The pallbearers were Messrs. H.N. Sherwood, C.E. Bennett, H.E. Webster, G. Mason Owlett, Joseph H. Williams and F.L. Smith.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.

 

NILES Donald E.
Donald E. Niles, 74, of Cherry Flats Road, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at The Green Home.  He was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Donald G. and Eva Perry Niles.  Don began his business career as a Nationwide Insurance agent, where he also retired after a prosperous 40 plus years. As his career progressed, he owned and operated Niles Insurance Agency, Niles Townview Apartments, Niles Transportation, Niles Busing, and Wellsboro Plaza. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, 50 year member of the Ossea Lodge #317 F. & A.M., Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147, life member of the NRA, served as a trustee for Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club, and was an avid fisherman and hunter.  Surviving are sons, Richard (Suzanne) Niles of Wellsboro, Ronald (Doresa) Niles of Winston-Salem, N.C.; granddaughters, Deona (Wallace) Brummett, Aurora, of Colorado, Carrie (J.R.) Daugherty of Bloomsburg; grandsons, Donald G. Niles of Mt. View, Calif., Drew R. Niles of Winston-Salem, N.C.; great-grandson, Canaan Brummett of Aurora, Colo.; sister, Doris Coumbe of Wellsboro; brother, Erwin Niles ofWellsboro. He was preceeded in death by his parents and one sister, Marian Webster.  Friends and family are invited to Don's Life Celebration onWednesday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home." 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A Masonic Service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday, Nov. 12. at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 9 to November 17, 2009

DONALD GIBSON NILES
Donald Gibson Niles, age 70, of 76 East Avenue, Wellsboro died November 26, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Middletown, NY, son of LeRoy and Eva Andrus Niles on May 11, 1903. He was a retired Millwright for the Corning Glass Plant, Wellsboro Division and a member of the Corning Glass Fire Brigade. Besides his wife, Eva Perry Niles, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ward (Marian) Webster and Mrs. William (Doris) Coumbe, both of Wellsboro RD 2; two sons, Donald E. Niles, Wellsboro RD 2 and Erwin R. Niles, Wellsboro RD 4; 1 sister, Mrs. Leon Holly of Elmira, NY; 5 grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home between 7 and 9 pm on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Gordon Abrams officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

NILES JEROME BUTLER
Wellsboro Agitator - January 4, 1905
JUDGE NILES DEAD
He Passed Peacefully Away on Thursday.  Long and Remarkable Official Career Covering Nearly Forty Years.   Judge Jerome B. Niles died on Thursday afternoon at his home on Central avenue in this borough, about 4:30 o’clock.  His demise was painless and peaceful.   He bad seemed to be brighter and more cheerful that day than for several days before, and a few moments before his spirit took its flight he reached out and took a sip of milk. There were no symptoms to alarm those about him until his pulse began to flutter and his heart ceased to beat. Judge Niles had been steadily declining in health for over two years. Up to last fall he was able to occasionally get out for a ride and to be about the house more or less; but for some weeks he had been confined to his bed and grew weaker from day to day.  His attending physician and the specialist called in consultation were unable to discover any organic disease, it being evident that the Case was one of general debility which baffled the very best skill in treatment.  Judge Niles last official act was performed on Saturday, the 24th ultimo, when he affixed his signature to the writ of habeas corpus on which four of tbe Morris Run quarantine breakers were released from jail on bail.  Judge Niles was the Nestor of theTioga county bar, having been admitted to practice in our courts at the September term to 1861. He was too well known to the people of Tioga county to make an estimate of his character necessary here.   His genial nature and wide popularity among the people is demonstrated by the remarkable length of his official career and his success to winning votes whenever he went before the people as a candidate. Jerome B. Niles was born at Niles Valley, in this county, September 25, 1834. His youth was spent on his father's farm at Niles Valley, and he attended the common schools of the neighborhood until the fall of 1856, when he entered Union Academy, at Knoxville where he remained a year. In the fall of 1856 and 1858 he taught the district school in this borough. He finished reading law under the direction of Hon. Henry Sherwood, and was admitted to the bar at the September term of 1861.  After filling several minor offices he was, at the session of the Pennsylvania Legislature of 1862, appointed Message Clerk to the House.  This was the beginning of his political career. In the spring of  1861 be was appointed Mercantile Appraiser of Tioga county, and to the fall of the same year he was elected District Attorney and was re-elected in 1865.   He filled the office for six years. In 1864 he was again Message Clerk of the lower house of the Legislature. In the meantime he bad taken up his residence permanently in Wellsboro and entered into a law partnership with Stephen F. Wilson, which relationship continued until the latter went upon the bench. In 1868 he was elected a member of the Legislature and re-elected to 1869 without opposition.  At this time Tioga county was only entitled to one member in the House, and as much important legislation was demanded, a great deal of work necessarily devolved on him. It was during these sessions that a strenuous effort was made to dismember Tioga by taking away a portion of her territory to assist to forming a new county to be called Minnequa. Mr. Niles took an active part against the movement and contributed largely to its defeat.  In 1872 he was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention from the district composed of Cameron, McKean, Tioga and Potter counties He took a prominent part in the proceedings of that body, and was the author of the article relating to the formation of new counties. In 1880 he was again elected a member of tbe House, and in the ensuing session took a prominent position as a legislator. His experience and aptitude for leadership made him conspicuous in the movement which culminated In the election of Hon. John I Mitchell as United States Senator. Mr. Niles was re-elected a member of the House in 1882, and to view of tbe creditable reputation he had made during his several terms in that body, he became tbe nominee of tbe Republican caucus for Speaker.  As, however, the Democrats had a majority, he was defeated for election. In 1883 he was nominated by tbe Republicans for Auditor General of Pennsylvania and was elected. His term began on the first Monday of May, 1884, and he served the full term of three years.   It was during hit term and largely through his efforts that the law of 1885 was passed by which the taxable basis of money was augmented 150 per cent.  In 1860 he received nearly the entire vote of Tioga County for the Republican Congressional nomination in the Sixteenth district, but the nomination was given to Clinton county.  In 1892 this county again sent him to the Legislature, and at the session of 1898 he introduced the bill to equalize taxation and was prominent in putting it in proper shape and advocating its passage.  He was re-elected in 1894 and was an active participant in the debates of the long sessions of 1895, and strongly advocated the passage of the apportionment bills.  In addition to his legislative career, Mr. Niles had a good law practice.  For many years he was counsel for the County Commissioners.  He also represented large real estate interests, being for many years attorney for the Pennsylvania …Lumber and Land company and some large estates.  In tbe spring of  1900.  Mr. Niles  became a candidate for Judge to thls county.  The campaign was long and warmly oontested. He won the nomination and was elected that fall for a full term of ten years . But his friends could see that the.straln of the campaign had made inroads on his health and that he did not recover from the physical strain . He went upon the bench in January, 1901, and presided for the first time during the January term.  In the early part of the winter of 1902 he had an attack of grip, from which be never recovered. He was unable to preside at the May term in 1903, and from that time on his decline was steady.  Mr. Niles was married July 18,1858 to Phoebe Ann Toles,  a daughter of Ransler Toles, who survives him with their three children, Aston R., Alfred J and Anna, wife of Lincoln Donmaux, of Rochester, N Y. Judge Niles was a member of the Presbyterian Church, he was a Knight Templar to the Masonic order, and also a member of the I O O F. The funeral was held In the Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the congregation filled the house. The members of the Masonic Order and the Tyoga Lodge. No. 280 of Odd Fellows were largely represented In honor of their late brother and the members of the Bar Association who did not belong to the other societies, attended to a body. The floral tributes were very beautiful, the music was fine and the service Impressive. Members of the bar and prominent citizens from all parts of the county were seen in the audience.   Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D.,  found consolation for mourning friends in the 81st chapter of Isaiah; he referred to the public career of Judge Niles covering nearly half a century during which time his life had, been closely woven into the history of this county; he eulogized the genial character and helpfulness of his friend to the church, as a citizen and as a neighbor and there was a tender reference to his domestic life and the personal sacrifice, the ministering care and the wealth of love and goodness which Mr. Niles had always shown to his home circle.  The interment was made in the family lot to the Wellsboro cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. F. E, Watrous Howard F. Marsh, S. F. Channell Walter Sherwood, Edward H. Owlett and Francis M Sheffer.

NILES Leon G.
Leon G. Niles, age 93, of Kelly Road, Wellsboro, PA, died July 20, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Leon was born January 16, 1917 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Mae Henry and Fred Niles. He was the husband of Betty (Benson) Niles whom he married September 28, 1963. Leon attended Elmira Business Institute, majoring in Business Administration and graduated in 1937. He worked in the lumber business until 1940 when he organized the L.G. Niles Lumber Co. In 1947 he added a retail lumber yard, construction and real estate developments. He was former Mayor of Wellsboro; Director of National Hardwoods Lumber Association for 8 years representing North Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York State; Past President of Wellsboro Lions Club; Director of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company; Director of Taynton Trucking Co.; Past Director of Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce; Member of Masonic Lodge Ossea #317, Wellsboro, PA; Williamsport Consistory and Irem Temple Shrine, Dallas, PA; Member of Tyoga Country Club; Charter Member of Wellsboro Riding Club; Member of First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA; Member of Imperial Golf Club, Naples, FL; and affiliate member of the Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples, FL. Surviving are his Wife, Betty; Son, William (Sue) Niles, Wellsboro, PA; Daughters, Linda Cubero, Littlestown, PA and Janet McDowell, West End, NC; Stepson, Robert (Cindy) Benson, Waikoloa, Hawaii; Step-daughter, Brenda (Michael) Smith, Wellsboro, PA; 13 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents, first Wife Harriet (Klock), and Brothers, Hobart, Homer, Lloyd and Jerome Niles. Friends and family are invited to Leon's Life Celebration on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Dr. Glen Hallead, Rev. Dr. Roger Wagner and Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials in his memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA,; Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA; or to a Charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 21, 2010

NILES LORETTA OBOURN
Loretta Age 85, of Charleston Road, Wellsboro, PA, died August 13, 2006 at Broad Acres. She was the wife of the late Wilbur M. (Red) Obourn who died in 1999. Loretta was born June 4, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Lloyd (Pete) and Gladys Johnson Niles. She was a homemaker. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Donald Monks, Wellsboro, PA, and Cinda and Dale Grant, Lakeland, Florida; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Obourn, in 1976. Friends and family are invited to Loretta's Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

NORMAN Frederick J.
Frederick J. Norman, 79, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Sunday, August 18, 1974, at his home. Born July 26, 1895, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Frederick and Jane Thomas Norman. A retired lumberman, he was a member of the Elk Run Grange, and formerly was a member of the Dairyman's League. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton Paris, of Wellsboro RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Locey, of Mildred, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at The Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph Miles, pastor of Evangelical Wesleyan Methodist Church, Mansfield, officiated.

NORMAN Ruth
Ruth N. Norman Paris, 91, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Nov, 5, 2009. She was born on Feb. 20, 1918, in Victor, N.Y., a daughter of the late Fredrick and Edna Elliott Norman. She was the wife of the late Clayton Paris.  Ruth is survived by three daughters and son-in-law, Thana and Paul Leibig of Wellsboro, Jean Paris of Helena, Mont., Rhona Paris of Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren, Noyes and Sarah Lawton, Rachel and Earl Teribury, Nathan Lawton and fiancée Jessica and 10 great grandchildren.  A viewing will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Diehl officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.   Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 6 to November 17, 2009

MAHLON E. NORTHROP
                Mahlon E. Northrop, 82, of 42 West Ave., Wellsboro, died Sunday, Oct. 15,  2000, at home. Born Jan. 4, 1918, in Ansonia, he was the son of Benjamin and Cora Crawford Northrop. He was the husband of Marian G. Soderquist Northrop, to whom he had been married to for 59 years on July 24, 2000. In 1941, he received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Mansfield State College and in 1950 he received his master's degree in elementary education from Penn State University. He was a supervising principal of all the elementary schools in the Wellsboro Area School District and was the first administrator for Tioga County Academy from 1989 to 1990.  He was a member of the Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church, former member of the Wellsboro Rotary and was a member of the American Wellsboro. He was a Navy veteran during World War II serving in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Surviving other than his wife, Marian, are two daughters and sons-in-laws, Sharon and Richard Cuda Sr. of Elkland and Jeanne and Gary Ingerick of  Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Debi Northrop of Wellsboro; six  grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Marsh Creek Baptist Church, Wellsboro  Private family services were held Wednesday, Oct. 18, with the Rev. Jeff   Porter and the Rev. Paul Connor officiating. Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro

OBIEDZINSKI  - Stella G. Jesionowski, 84, of Riberolle Street, Wellsboro, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Lower Bucks County Hospital. She was a self-employed caregiver and a laborer for Chamberlains Ammo Plant Manufacturing and Hunters Ammunition Manufacturing. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Robinson of Honeybrook, Geraldine Thomson of Levittown; son, Chester Jesionowski of Middlebury Center; sister, Gertrude Warusz of South Hampton, N.J.; brother, Martin Obiedzinski of Cape Coral, Fla. Calling hours are 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 17 Mar 2008

 

OGDEN Abner – Abner Ogden, aged 80 years, of Wellsboro, died Thursday noon.  He is survived by his wife and several children.  The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. F. P. Simmons, of Mansfield, formerly of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919

 

Sarah A. OGDEN
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  August 13, 1902
Mrs. Jared Davis, aged 69, died on Thursday morning, shortly after one o'clock, at her home in Stokesdale, after a painful illness lasting four months.  Her intense sufferings were borne with saintly fortitude.   Mrs. Davis was Sarah A. Ogden, a daughter of Mr. William Ogden and was born in Newton, NJ., but removed in childhood with her parents to Delmar.  Her marriage to Mr. Davis who survives her, took place on Pine creek 48 years ago.  Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived in Keeneyville for a period of 35 years, ending in April last, when they removed to Mr. Davis's present home.  Mrs. Davis was the mother of 4 children, all of whom survive her.  They are Justice O. H. Davis of Wellsboro;  Mrs. C. N.  Wilder of Buffalo;  Mr. G. F. Davis of Charleston and Mr. D. J. Davis of Cammal(?).  The deceased was an intelligent woman who possessed a nature of rare integrity and sincerity and she was a devoted and amiable mother, whose children are afflicted heavily at their great loss.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. Joseph Dennis, were held from Mrs. Davis's home Saturday afternoon.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

O’HEARN Anne C. O'Hearn

74, of Wellsboro, died at her residence, Sunday, July 14, 2013. She was born July 19, 1938, in Sayre, the daughter of the late John L. and Sara Elizabeth Taynton O'Hearn. Anne was a lifelong resident of Wellsboro. She was a homemaker and loving mother. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Bray (Nancy) of Wellsboro, Mike Bray (Sophia) of Piperton, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Sticklin (Arnie) of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lynne Rivera and Jeanne Hotalen. Anne was the last surviving triplet. At the request of the family there will be no viewing. Graveside service will be Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m., at the Wellsboro Cemetery with Fr. John Chmil officiating. Burial will follow. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in Anne's name to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 16, 2013

 

ORDIWAY - MRS. HARRY O. KREGER
Mrs. Grace Herrington Kreg-er, 83, wife of Harry O. Kreger, of 48 West Avenue, Wellsboro, died Friday, Nov. 17, 1972, in the Charles Cole Memorial Hos-pital, Coudersport, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1889, in McKean County, a daughter of George and Edna Burrows Ordiway. Mrs. Kreger was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was chairman of the Wellsboro Chapter of the Amer-ican Red Cross during World War II, She was also well known in this area as a seamstress. Surviving, besides her hus-band, are a daughter, Mrs. James Kennedy, of Philadel-phia, and one grandchild. The funeral was held on Mon-day at Spink’s, 128 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Ceme-tery. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, officiated.

 

ORR, Harry Edwin – Harry Edwin Orr, aged 46 years, died last Thursday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock at his home in Delmar, of cerebral hemorrhage, after a week’s illness.  He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Blanche Gentry, and two children, Charles and Grace, also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Orr, of Delmar; two brothers and two sisters – William Orr, of East Orange, N.J., Charles Orr, Jr. of Delmar, Mrs. Truman Walbridge, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Minor Stratton of Stonyfork.  Mr. Orr was well known throughout Tioga county and had a host of friends.  The funeral was held at 11 o’clock Monday morning in the Stonyfork Baptist church, Rev. D.R. Evans, of Wellsboro officiating.  Wellsboro Agitator, 24 Dec. 1919.  

 

OSANI Theodore (Ted) Osani

75, of Wellsboro, died June 13, 2011, at home. He was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Galeton, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Filide Meucci Osani.  Ted was employed at North Penn Gas Company and after 38 years of service retired as Construction Foreman. Ted enjoyed many hunting trips out West with his friends and family. He was active in the shooting sports and was a member of the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club, National Rifle Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Jane, with whom he celebrated 39 years of marriage on June 10, 2011. Also surviving is his daughter, Tonda (Allen) Harer of Mansfield; son, Tony Osani of Madison, Ala.; stepdaughters, Carol Ruff of Fleetwood, N.C., Karen (Timothy) Sick of Wellsboro, Denise (David) Mattison of Middlebury Center; a granddaughter, Rachel Roupp of Mansfield; grandsons, John and Nick Osani of Madison, Ala.; step granddaughters, Jennifer Barnes and fiance, Ronnie Atkins of Fleetwood, N.C., Tiffany Ruff of Fleetwood, N.C., Anne (Chad) Chaborek of Covington, Pa., Kristen (Christopher) Edkin of Blossburg; stepgrandsons, Bradley (Taryn) Sick of Hummelstown, Matthew Sick of Wellsboro, Pa., Brandon (Jamie) Mattison of Middlebury Center; step great-grandchildren, Joseph Edkin, McKayla Edkin, twins Zayne and Alyssa Edkin, all of Blossburg, Cody and Christian Barnes and Cameron Atkins of Fleetwood, N.C., Lauren, Emily and Lydia Mattison of Middlebury Center, and Adesyn Chaborek of Covington. Ted is survived by his sister, Beatrice Cole of Kansas; brother, Joseph (Colleen) Osani of Ohio; sister-in-law, Patricia Osani of Port Allegany; brother-in-law, Dale (Iva) Sherman of Wellsboro and Fred Pagano of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.  Ted was preceded in death by daughter, Teresa Osani; step-granddaughter, Stosha Phillips; brothers Geno, Charles and Herman; sisters, Rita Grammatica and Nella Pagano.   Friends will be received at the Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Thursday 6 to 8:30 p.m. Recitation of Rosary will follow there at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Saint Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. John L. Chmil, celebrant.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Donations in Ted's memory may be made to the Laurel Home Health/Hospice 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 15, 2011

 

OSGOOD Michael "Mick"
Age 59, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, December 15, 2008. Friends may call on Friday, December 19, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2008

 

OTTAWAY, Ruby Gertrude – Ruby Gertrude Ottaway, aged three years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest G. Ottaway of New York city, died Thursday noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Dockstader, from accidental poisoning.  The child ate some strychnine pills and when her condition was discovered it was too late to save her life.  She was born at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 2, 1915.  The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dockstader on McInroy street, Rev. I.W. Torkington officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 1 October 1919.

 

OSTRUM Priscilla – Mrs. Smith Wilson, aged nearly 78, of Wellsboro, died at 7:15 o’clock Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Grubb, at Niagara Falls, NY, after a long period of poor health. Her maiden name was Priscilla Ostrom and she was born in Delaware County September 1, 1828. On December 28, 1849, she was married to Mr. Smith Wilson, who died on March 19, 1905. About seven weeks ago Mrs. Wilson went to Niagara Falls to make her home with Mrs. Grubb, but the change failed to benefit her health as was hoped for and she gradually grew more feeble. Of her family of eleven children, eight daughter survive. They are: Mrs. Georgia Flaitz, Mrs. Orin Field, Mrs. Wilbur Field and Mrs. Andrew J. Forsythe, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Walter Grubb, of Niagara Falls, NY; Mrs. Nettie Harding of Elmira; Mrs. William W. Sheen of New York City; and Mrs. Henry Fries of Puyallup, Washington. The remains were brought to Wellsboro on train No. 3 last evening and the funeral will be held tomorrow. Mrs. Wilson was a good woman and was beloved by all who knew her. The sincere sympathy of the community goes out to the surviving members of the family. – Wellsboro Agitator, 23 May 1906

 

OWEN, Ella - MRS. THOMAS ESCOTT
 Mrs. Ella J. Escott, 87, of 50 East Avenue, Wellsboro, widow of Thomas Escott, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Sunday, August 11, 1968. She was born January 23, 1881 in Charleston Township, daughter of Joseph and Rachel Rogers Owen. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Dewain, Wellsboro; two daughters, Mrs. Dorotha Witmore, Mansfield, and Mrs. Lucille Van Doren, Sunbury; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday, at Tussey's 139 Main Street.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William A. Snyder, her pastor, will officiate.

OWLETT Edward Howland
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, November 14, 1917
Edward H. Owlett, Esq., a prominent lawyer in Wellsboro for nearly 30 years, died at his home on Walnut Street last Sunday evening. His health was broken 2 years ago by overwork and he had gradually but steadily failed. For some weeks before his death he was confined to the house. He made a brave but hopeless fight for recuperation. He was nearly 58 years of age. Edward Howland Owlett, youngest son of Gilbert B. Owlett, Sr., was born in Chatham Twp., Tioga County, November 22, 1859.  Mr. Owlett was married September 8, 1891 to Miss Ida Wells, a daughter of Charles E. Wells, of Ulster, PA and there are 3 children: Gilbert Mason who was recently admitted to the Tioga County Bar, Cora who married Mr Robert Latzer, of Elkland, and Miss Ruth who graduated from the Wellsboro High School last year and is now a student in Goucher College, Baltimore.   There are surviving two brothers,  H. J Owlett, of Odessa N. Y, and Benjamin Owlett, of Middlebury, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Foote, of Elkland.  In politics he was a Republican;  was elected to the office of district attorney in 1892, and filled the position a full term of three, years.  He was for some years a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Wellsboro.  Mr. Owlett was a close student of law, a diligent worker in all details of his profession and an affable gentleman in his social and business relations. The funeral is to be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, the service conducted by Rev. P. H Hershey; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.  The following are the active pallbearers.   H. N Sherwood, H E Webster, John Eaton. B H. Green, N B. Leslie, H. L. Blatchley.  Honorary H B Packer, David Cameron, S. F. Channell, L. L. Bailey, Wm O'Connor, W. W. Miller, H. F. Marsh,  A. B. Dunsmore, A. I. Shattuck, L. Harrison, T W Torkington, F. H. Rockwell, T. A. Crichton, C. W. Webb, W. D. VanHorn.
 

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