Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
PACKER Dr. Nelson
A Substantial Loss to the County.
THE SUDDEN DEATH OF DOCTOR NELSON PACKER, OF THIS BOROUGH LAST WEEK.
Dr. Nelson Packer, one of the oldest citizens of our borough and a leading physician of this part of the State, died at his residence in this village last Thursday afternoon. His last illness was a brief one. The writer of these lines met him at a late hour on Monday evening of last week, and at that time he seemed to be in his usual health; but later that night he had a chill which signalized an acute attack of pneumonia. His disease rapidly developed alarming symptoms, and several of our local physicians were called in consultation. But his case was beyond the reach of medical aid, and he himself soon expressed the opinion that the attack would result fatally. And so it proved. He lost strength rapidly until he fell peacefully asleep about the middle of Thursday afternoon. So suddenly has died
from amongst us a wise and good physician who, by nearly half a century of efficient ministration to the needs of suffering humanity, had earned & wide reputation for professional skill and learning and had won the confidence and esteem of a multitude of friends. Our late fellow townsman was a son of Captain James Packer, of Norwich, Chenango county, N. Y. Nelson was born in that thriving village on the 8th day of December, 1815. He was educated at Oxford Academy - an institution of deservedly high reputation—and afterward studied medicine with Dr. Henry Mitchell, of Norwich, a gentleman standing very high in his profession. The young student also attended the Medical College at Geneva, N. Y, and having thus completed the preparation for his professional career, he came to Wellsboro in September 1838, to enter upon the practice of medicine and surgery in a new and wild country, where in many directions it was impossible to travel except on horseback or on foot. When Dr. Packer came to this borough the leading physician in this part of the country was Dr. O. L. Gibson, a man of sterling qualities and having an extended practice. But the young doctor found plenty to do, and his practice rapidly increased in extent and value. It soon bade, fair, however, to come to a very sudden end, for he bad not been here long before he fell sick, his trouble being apparently pulmonary consumption. He grew gradually weaker, and when a brother came to see him he found the Doctor almost unable to help himself. Although it was then the middle of a rigorous winter, this faithful brother proposed to take Nelson back with him to the old home in Norwich, where he could have better nursing and receive the constant attention of his nearest relatives and of his old preceptor. After anxious consultation with Dr. Gibson, who was attending the invalid, it was agreed that this plan should be carried out if possible, although it was considered doubtful whether the sick man would ever reach home, alive. A bed was therefore prepared in a sleigh, and the journey was pursued by easy stages, the brother tenderly caring for him all the way under the advice of the leading physicians of the principal villages through which they passed. And so the old home was at last reached on Christmas eve, and the feeble patient was laid on a bed from which he was not to rise until many weary weeks had passed. The issue of the case was long doubtful; but at length the Doctor's strength began to increase so that when settled weather came in the spring he was able to ride on horseback. This daily exercise so improved his health that when June came his former patients and friends at Wellsboro were astonished to see him once more amongst them, and greeted him as one whom they had never expected to see again in this life. From that day until almost the close of his life the Doctor's health was generally good. His practice, which he at once resumed, grew from year to year and extended farther and farther through this and the neighboring counties. He became known as the principal surgeon in this part of the State, and before the war he was called upon to take part in all the critical surgical operations in this region. In. 1862, the Southern Rebellion having broken out, he entered the service of the National Government as a surgeon. He was at first stationed at Chesapeake Hospital, near Fortress Monroe; but when the army was at Harrison Landing he was ordered there, and was soon after prostrated by malarial fever and jaundice. After great exertion he finally succeeded in reaching home, but] he did not recover his wonted health for some months. In 1864 he was appointed United States Examining Surgeon for this place, and he performed the duties of that office continuously until last November, when he was appointed President of the Medical Board. As a practicing physician Dr. Packer was somewhat remarkable for the promptness and accuracy of his diagnosis. It would be too much to say of any physician that he never made a mistake, for, unfortunately for the patients, medicine has not become one of the exact sciences, and the most eminent practitioners are sometimes misled, as all the world knows. But Dr. Packer possessed a practical judgment and sound common sense that, added to his knowledge of books and his extended experience, made him a safe and most valued medical adviser. His consultations throughout the county have for years been numerous, and his practice has been a wide and lucrative one. He was thoroughly devoted to the profession for which he was so eminently fitted. He discharged its duties faithfully because it was his chosen life-work, not because of the money it brought him; and we venture to say that even in his old age he never failed to respond to any call for his services because the person needing his aid was unable to pay for them. Like all professional men who really love their work and take pride in it, he was only anxious to render efficient service without regard to its reward. Personally, Dr. Packer was a most agreeable man. He was not only the wise, medical adviser, but the pleasant friend and companion of his patient There are probably few men whom he has brought safely through a dangerous illness who will not recall with pleasure the visits of .their doctor when they were slowly crawling bade to life and health again. His hearty sympathy with their sickbed vagaries, his laughing toleration of their peevish criticisms, his genial encouragement and his personal and unaffected pleasure in his patient's improvement made his visits bright hours in the convalescent's weary days of weakness. It is undoubtedly true that no man is necessary to the world and that in, this hurly-burly that we call life no man can be long missed; but it is certain that no loss that does not invade our home circle can be more keenly felt, than the death of a faithful and trusted physician—one to whom we look for help in the most trying hours and to whose care, under Providence, we intrust the lives of those dearest to us. Such a physician was Dr. Packer, and his loss must be long felt and deeply regretted in many Tioga county homes. —The funeral was attended last Sunday afternoon at Dr. Packer’s late residence in this village. Rev. Dr. Charles Brock, rector of St. Paul’s church, who conducted the service, spook in the highest terms of the long and faithful labors of the deceased in his arduous und most useful profession from the early days when this region was a wilderness up to the time of his death. There was a large attendance at the funeral, including most of the physicians of this part of the county. Messrs. William Bache, Samuel Dickinson, Chester Robinson, John L. Robinson, A. S. Brewster, B.T. VanHorn, Anton Hardt and A. F. Barnes acted as pallbearers, and the mortal remains of the good physician were followed to their last resting place in our cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
PADGETT Oliver G
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, February 24, 1932, Pg 1
Oliver G. Padgett, aged 82 years, formerly an esteemed resident of Wellsboro for many years, died Saturday morning at ? o'clock at Binghamton, NY, after a long illness. Mr. Padgett conducted a trucking business and a bakery in Wellsboro for many years. After the death of Mrs. Padgett several years ago, Mr. Padgett went to Binghamton to make his home. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by four children, Arthur and Mrs J. B. Cherry of Binghamton; Harry F. Padgett of Wellsboro, and Mrs. John K. Barnes of Rutherford, NJ., four grandchildren and one brother, Adolphus Padgett of Ludington, Michigan. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D D officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - May 29, 1940
Frank Pagan, aged 59 years, well known jeweler, died suddenly of a heart attack about 4:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. He was born in Wellsboro, August 1, 1880, son of Rudolph and Emmaline Bordemaux Pagan, and after being graduated from the Wellsboro schools completed a course at the School of Horology and Engraving in Philadelphia later entering the jewelry business with his father, and carrying on the business to the time of his death. Oct. 17, 1907, he married Miss Edith Bailey, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Bailey, who survives. Mr. Pagan was known internationally as an outstanding amateur photographer, many of his pictures of flowers, birds and animals winning prizes in competition and being exhibited in many countries. His latest award was presented to him in March, this year - first prize and silver medal - in the Zoological Section of the annual Boston International Salon of Nature Photography, sponsored by the New England Museum of Natural History. His winning picture was a photograph of humming birds in flight. He also won many Eastman Kodak prizes and his pictures have been reproduced in illustrated periodicals throughout the world. Some of his pictures are now on exhibition at the New York World's Fair. He was also a horticulturist of note, his beautiful garden, with countless rare specimens of flowers, attracting visitors from a wide area. In a recent publication of the National Delphinium Society, Mr. Pagan was one of three persons mentioned in the magazine for efforts along this line. He was an honorary member of Delphinium Society. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the home on Central Avenue, Rev. H. W. McIlnay officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
PAOLINO - Charlotte A. Beideman, 72, of Deerfield Road, Morris, died Saturday, April 26, 2008 after a courageous 11 year battle with cancer. She was the wife of John (Jack) M. Beideman whom she married April 5, 1974. Charlotte was born June 6, 1935 in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of the late Charles and Jean Bennett Paolino. She was a legal secretary for the late Judge Christy, Supreme Court of Delaware and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro. She was active in the Gmeiner Art Club, loved to read, enjoyed interior decorating, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Jack; daughters, Susan Rogers, and husband Mark of East Stroudsburg, Sandy Beideman, and friend, Mark Newruck of Wellsboro; sons, David Beideman of Milton, William Beideman, and wife, Colleen of Tannersville; granddaughter, Samantha Rogers of East Stroudsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Kate Paolino, and brother Charles Paolino. Friends and family are invited to Charlotte's Life Celebration on Friday, May 2, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 - Mansfield Gazette, 30 April 2008
PARSONS Audrey Ruby Torpy
93, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Carleton Senior Care. She was the wife of the late John L. Torpy who died Oct. 29, 1989. Audrey was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Ansonia, the daughter of the late Francis E. and Nina May Kennedy Parsons. She was a housemother and night attendant at the Wood School in Langhorne, for eight years, and she owned and operated the Age Haven Boarding Home, East Avenue, Wellsboro, for 12 years, retiring in 1994. Audrey was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church and enjoyed card playing, knitting and crocheting. Surviving are daughters, Marilyn K. Day of Lawrenceville, Carol (Robert) Lackey of Wellsboro, Gloria D. Friend of Berwick; sister, Nellie Copley of Wellsboro; dedicated friend, Mary Fish of Wellsboro; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Audrey's Life Celebration on on Friday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Stony Fork Baptist Church, 2891 Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – February 24, 2011
PATRICK Casey L. Patrick
19, of Skyview Circle, Wellsboro, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Casey was born April 29, 1992, in Reading, the daughter of Ferlin E. and Terri L. Reynolds Patrick. She was a 2010 graduate of Wellsboro High School. She just completed her freshman year at Slippery Rock University where she achieved a 4.0 cumulative grade point average and was a member of the Dean's list. At Slippery Rock she was involved with the first year leadership program and "Active Minds." She was the manager of the girls basketball team at Slippery Rock which she also did in Wellsboro since the sixth grade. In high school she was a member of the golf team, band, chorus, National Honor Society, Student Council, Connectors Plus, dramas and musicals. Casey was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and their youth group. She was a Girl Scout for 13 years achieving her Gold Award as a senior. She loved working with kids and enjoyed being with family and friends, camera ready. Surviving are her parents, Ferlin and Terri Patrick; brother, Drew Patrick of Wellsboro; two grandma's, Betty Reynolds of Neptune, N.J., Miriam Patrick, of Palmyra; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Raymond Reynolds and Roy Patrick. Friends and family are invited to Casey's Life Celebration on Monday, June 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Tuesday, June 28, at 11 a.m., at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main streets, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to a Scholarship Fund to be established in her memory. Wellsboro Gazette – June 24, 2011
Wellsboro Gazette - November 6, 1924
Sudden Death of Mrs. R. W. Bailey Last Tuesday Afternoon at her Home on Charleston Street. The whole community was sadly grieved and shocked at the news of the death of Mrs. R. W. Bailey, which occurred at 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. While Mrs. Bailey had been ill for several weeks, it was thought her condition was improving but death came unexpectedly as a result of angina pectoris at the time stated. Mrs. Helena Patridge Bailey was born in Mansfield in 1857, a daughter of Chester and Rachel Partridge. She was united in marriage to R. W. Bailey at Mansfield, June 23, 1879. For thirteen years they made their home in Elkland and Knoxville, moving to Wellsboro in 1892, where they have since resided. She was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a willing helper in all good movements. A wonderful homemaker, devoted wife and mother, loyal neighbor and friend, Mrs. Bailey will be mourned by a large circle of admiring friends. Besides her husband she is survived by four children: Edith, wife of Frank Pagan; Eunice, wife of Ward Bastian, and Julius C., all of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Kathryn Linn, of the faculty of the Rochester, N. Y., public schools; also one sister, Mrs. William McKane, of Denver, Colorado. Funeral services will be conducted from the family home at 18 Charleston street at 2 o'clock tomorrow, Friday, afternoon, the Rev. W. J. Brown, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating.
LEO J. PATT
Leo J. Patt, 74, of Middlebury, Conn., formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 13, 1973, in the Waterbury Hospital, Water-bury, Conn. He was a former employe of the former United States Rubber Co. in Williamsport and later retired from the Unit-ed Uniroyal Co., Naugatuck, Conn. Born in Antrim on June 4, 1898, he was a son of Stanley J. and Pauline Hadzinski Patt. Surviving are his wife, the former Mahala Smith; a son, Francis L., of Naugatuck; four brothers, Stanley, Francis, Chester and Joseph, all of Williamsport; five sisters, Mrs. Stewart Coumbes, of Wellsboro, Mrs. William Derr, of Williamsport, Mrs. Lester Welsch, in New Jersey, Mrs. Louis Dymeck, of Fullerton, Calif., and Mrs. Albert Welsh, of Muncy, and two granddaughters. The funeral was held Wednesday morning in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, with Msgr. John J. O’Brien, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery,
PATTERSON David Grove
Age 72, of Wellsboro, died Monday, April 20, 2009 in Clearwater, FL after a brief illness. Family and friends are invited to call at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, from 10-11 a.m., Monday, May 4, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glen J. Hallead officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David's memory may be made to the Wellsboro Community Foundation, 114 Main Street, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home" 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2009
PATTERSON - David Grove Patterson, 72, of Wellsboro, died Monday, April 20, 2009, in the Morton-Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Williamsport, the son of George F. and Laura Grove Patterson. David was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1955, and Lafayette College, Class of 1959, with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity. Following his graduation, he entered a management trainee program with Bethlehem Steel Company and worked for the company from 1959 to 1986, living and working in Buffalo, N.Y., Valparaiso, Ind., and Bethlehem. He served these communities by active participation and leadership in Jaycees, The United Way drives, the Presbyterian churches and Boy Scouts. He was the owner of Patterson’s Home Center in Wellsboro, having returned to join the family business in Wellsboro in 1986. During his tenure with the family business, he served on the board of directors of the Eastern Building Material Dealers Association from 1989 to 1998 and served as chairman of Eastern Retirement Trust in 1933. He established his own business as Patterson’s Home Center Company in 2001. He is survived by his sister, Diann (Robert) DeCamp of Wellsboro; nieces, Susan (Thomas) Owlett, Karen (Carl) Chambers; nephew, Matthew (Amy) DeCamp; three grandnephews; five grandnieces, all of Wellsboro; step-sisters, Ann (Charles) Bamford of Mechanicsville, Catherine (C.T.) French of Dresher; former wife, Arlene Quimby Simanek, in California; several cousins; and special friend, Barbara Stager of Fremont, Ohio. He was predeceased by his parents; stepmother, Ruth Lineaweaver Patterson; and cousins, Eleanor Miller Reed and JoAnn Miller Lemos, both originally from Mansfield. Family and friends are invited to call at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 4, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glen J. Hallead officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David’s memory may be made to the Wellsboro Community Foundation, 114 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, April 29, 2009
PATTERSON Preston L. Patterson, Jr.
75, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. He was born on June 2, 1936, a son of Preston L. and Grace (Becker) Patterson, Sr. Preston was the husband of Ruth G. (Chilson) Patterson. Mr. Patterson was formerly employed by Mergenthaler, Borden's and was a self-employed carpenter. He loved trains, his grandchildren, fixing things and woodworking. He enjoyed playing Santa at daycares and for his family. Preston always put others needs before his own. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen (Bill) Stokes, Pam (Merv) Tipple, both of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Alesia Hagar, Travis Hagar, Catherine Patterson, Jason Patterson, Derek Tipple; great-grandson, Tristin Hulbert; brothers, Mike Patterson, Dick Patterson, Craig Patterson, Ron Patterson, Phyllis Jessup, Linda Fuller, Patty Patterson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Mark Patterson in 2006. Friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – December 17, 2011
PATTISON Helen Christine
Christine P. Cocks, 98, of 1900 Ravine Road, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the Williamsport Home.
She was the former Helen Christine Pattison, the daughter of Helen Marr Redfield Pattison and John Orville Pattison of Elkland, born to them on June 8, 1912. Her husband, the Rev. Robert S. Cocks, preceded her in death on April 5, 1988. Christine graduated from the Elkland schools and also Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Mass. Christine was a member of the Buchanan Baptist Church and a dedicated Christian. She was an elder and a deacon in the PCUSA, taught Sunday school, held many offices in the women's work of the church and was a former Girl Scout leader. Christine assisted her husband in his position of Executive Presbyter and was known for her gracious hospitality to all. She deeply loved her family and was a superb homemaker, evidenced by her interest in cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, painting and stenciling. Surviving are daughters, Helen C. McCourt of Fort Mill, S.C., and Mary C. (Gene) Stacer of Williamsport; sister, Jane Tudor of Bristol, Maine; granddaughters, Meredith (McCourt) Baker Riverside, R.I., Amber (Stacer) Quick of Hong Kong and Roberta Stacer of Darwin, Australia; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at her church, 3240 Grimesville Road with the Rev. Robert W. Regan officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
PATTISON Christine P. Cocks
98, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday Nov. 13, 2010. She was the former Helen Christine Pattison, the daughter of Helen Marr Redfield Pattison and John Orville Pattison of Elkland, born to them on June 8, 1912. Her husband the Rev. Robert Stuart Cocks, preceded her in death on April 5, 1988.Christine graduated from the Elkland schools and Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Mass. Christine was a member of the Buchanan Baptist Church and a dedicated Christian. She was an elder and a deacon in the PCUSA, taught Sunday school, held many offices in the women's work of the church and was a former Girl Scout leader. Christine assisted her husband in his position of Executive Presbyter and was known for her gracious hospitality to all. She deeply loved her family and was a superb homemaker, evidenced by her interest in cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, painting and stenciling. Surviving are daughters, Helen C. McCourt of Fort Mill, S.C., Mary C (Gene) Stacer of Williamsport; sister, Jane Tudor of Bristol, Maine; granddaughters, Meredith (McCourt) Baker of Rhode Island, Amber (Stacer) Quick of Hong Kong, Roberta Stacer of Australia and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Isaiah Quick. Wellsboro Gazette - December 7, 2010
PAUL - Annabelle Keiser, 82, of Wellsboro, died Jan. 27, 2009 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. Born in Williamsport on May 25, 1926, Annabelle M. Paul was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School. "Nanny" to family and friends was the wife of the late William J. Keiser who died in 1984. She worked as a nurse's aid at Devine Providence Hospital. Surviving are children, Sara K. Putnam of Hyannis, MA, Sandra K. Keiser of Harrisburg, John J. Keiser of Williamsport, Judy A. Burfield of South Williamsport, Kathy J. Edkin of Wellsboro and William D. Keiser of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Services will follow with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. A private burial will be held in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 29, 2009
PAUL - Annabelle Keiser, 82, of Wellsboro died Jan. 27, 2009, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born in Williamsport on May 25, 1926, Annabelle M. Paul was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School. Friends called from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 2, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. Services followed with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. A private burial was held in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 4, 2009
PEAKE –CHARLOTTE PEAKE GROSS. Formerly of Wellsboro, PA. Age 85 diedSaturday, December 2, 2000 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. Charlotte was born on May 3, 1915 in Webbs Mills, NY, the daughter of Erwin W. and Josephine Hegcle Peake. She was a graduate of Charleston High School. She worked as an inspector for Corning Glass for 26 years and retired in 1971. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Gross, October 9, 1985. She is survived by her stepsons, Morton Gross of Corning, NY, James Gross of Corning, NY. Donald Gross of Sacramento, CA and Robert Gross of Nauvoo, PA; step-daughters, Francis Heichel of Addison, NY and Lelia Ames of Los Angeles, CA; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 6th from 9:30-11:00 AM at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Her Funeral Service will follow visitation an 11:00 AM, Wednesday, at the funeral home. The Rev. Gene Charsky will officiate. Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
PEAKE, Luva V. Miss
Age 79 of East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. Wednesday, May 11, 1977 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Stephen P. McCutchan. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery.
PEARSON – William F. Pearson, 65, of Rochester, NY and formerly of Wellsboro, died Sunday, April 18, 1954, at Rochester. A native of Antrim, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Pearson. He is survived by three brothers, Frank of Rochester, Oscar of Akron, Ohio, and Bernard of Harrisburg; four sisters, Mrs. Matilda Knapp, Misses Anna and Emma Pearson, all of Wellsboro RD1, and Mrs. Ellen Pollock of Harrisburg and several nieces and nephews. He was an employee of the Eastman Kodak Company and a veteran of World War I. World War I Service Record:- William Pearson, 73 Stillson Street, Rochester, NY; born Antrim, PA; entered the service at Rochester, NY, December 17, 1917, at the age of 29 years, as Private, assigned to Battery B. 32nd Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps; Promoted, Private 1st Class, Feb. 1, 1918; Served overseas from May 10, 1918 to December 21, 1918; Discharged Jan. 10, 1919. The body is at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday at 1:30. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954
Emiline - MRS. ERNEST BELL
Mrs. Emiline Bell, 72, wife of Ernest Bell, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1972, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born May 25, 1900, in Ogdensburg, a daughter of Herman and Jennie Wrightman Peters. Mrs. Bell was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School and taught elementary classes in Marsh Creek and Wellsboro Area Schools until her retirement. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Assn. Mrs. Bell was also a member of the Wellsboro Grange. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Manford and Carvel, both of Wellsboro; a daughter, Mrs. James Bogaczyk, of Blossburg; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Guinand, of Chicago, Ill., and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday in the church. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Roger E. Kuhn, her pastor, officiated.
GEORGE E. PETERSON
George B. Peterson, 69, of 4 Wingate Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1972, in the Williamsport Hospital, Where he had been a patient since Nov. 23. Born in Wellsboro on Jan. 16, 1903, a son of Charles and Susie Johnson Peterson. Mr. Peterson was a retired self-employed welder. He was a member of Ossea Lodge 317, F&AM, and the Coudersport Consistory. Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Mahosky; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Heatwole, of Hampton, Va.; three sons, Newman and Jerome Peterson and Frank Mahosky, all of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Avery, of Wellsboro; a brother, Richard, of Holly, Blair County, 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, officiated.
PETERSON Jerome W. "Nipper" Peterson
82, of Wellsboro died early Thursday morning, June, 13, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was the husband of Mary R. (Morgan) Peterson, who survives. Jerome was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Wellsboro, the son of the late George Peterson and Margaret Davis Peterson Hartzell. He retired from Dresser Manufacturing in Wellsboro. Along with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Antrim and Wellsboro, Jerome also served as a member in the Wellsboro Moose #1147 (since 1970), the I.A.M. Union (37+ years), and the PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club (32 years). Jerome is survived by his wife; one son, Michael J. Peterson of Wellsboro; two daughters, Lynn Shellenberger (Donald) of Williamsport, Rhonda Martinez (Daniel) of New Mexico; one sister-in-law, Joyce Peterson of Wellsboro; and four grandchildren, Ashley Mitchell, Zachary Shellenberger, Chante' Gonzales, and Brittany Gonzales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Neuman J. Peterson. Services will be at the convenience of the family, and are under the direction of the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St. Wellsboro. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired memorials may be made in Jerome's name to Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840. Wellsboro Gazette – June 14, 2013
PETERSON Neuman J. Age 78, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on February 12, 1927 in Antrim, PA, he was the son of George E. and Margaret E. Davis Peterson. On February 13, 1948 in Wellsboro, he married Joyce Youmans who survives. Neuman attended school in Antrim and Wellsboro, and was a 1945 graduate of Wellsboro High School. He enlisted in the Air Force from high school and served in World War II in the Philippines. He returned to Wellsboro where he worked at the H. W. Taynton Co. for 40 years. He became the President and CEO of Taynton Freight Systems until 1985. Neuman was a consultant for Corning Glass Works and the Small Business Administration Department at Mansfield University, and was an entrepreneur. He was president of the PMTA, and an active member of ATA and the TOC. Neuman was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was a 32 degree mason and was a member of Ossea Lodge #317 F. & A.M. of Wellsboro and the Williamsport Consistory. He was also a member of the Wellsboro Rotary Club, the Tioga Country Club, the Grow Committee in Wellsboro, and was on the board of directors of the Wellsboro Cemetery Co. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Thomas (Anita) Peterson of Sharpsburg, GA, and Kent (Dorothy) Peterson of Hoschton, GA; a daughter, LuAnn (Mrs. Francis) Hetherington of Harrisburg, PA; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren; one brother, Jerome (Mary) Peterson of Wellsboro; one nephew and one niece; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Thomas Kennedy. Friends are invited to attend Neuman's life celebration on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration.com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro with the Reverend Gregory Hinton, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Tee, c/o World Golf Village, 425 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092, or to Robert Packer Hospital, c/o ICU renovations, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840-1698, or to Friends of Laurel Health, c/o Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., April 14, 1932, Pg 6
Sally Peterson Stryker, who recently celebrated her 101st birthday, died
last Wednesday morning at the home of her grandson, Olin Hill, of Gaines. Mrs. Stryker was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Peterson and was born in Elmira in 1831. She retained all her facilities up to the time of her death and could recall many incidents of her childhood and events before the Civil War. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Woodhouse and 14 grandchildren; also 27 gr-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of Olin Hill in Gaines, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Ennis of the Gaines M. E. Church officiating; interment was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Father: Henry Isaac Peterson b: 23 JUL 1797 in NJ Mother: Catharine Unknown b: 11 SEP 1794 in NY
PETERSON Sally Dodge Stryker
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, January 27, 1932, Pg 8
Mrs. Sally Stryker, of Gaines, who celebrated her 101st birthday, Jan. 14, was born at Vitner, Chemung County, NY in 1831, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peterson. Vitner is now a part of Elmira. there were eight children, three sons and five daughters and Mrs. Stryker is the only one left. At the age of twelve she moved with her parents to Ridgebury, Bradford County, where she resided for ten years. On March 26, 1853, she was married to Rev. Asa Dodge. They had three children, Edgar L. Dodge, who died in Wellsboro, August 1, 1914; Mrs. Charles Woodhouse of Galeton and Mrs R. S. Hill, of Gaines, with whom Mrs. Stryker makes her home. Rev Asa Dodge at one time had a pastorate at Stokesdale. In 1874 the Dodges moved to a farm on Pine Creek, where Mrs. Stryker spent most of her life. Rev. Asa Dodge died August 3, 1883, and his widow and her family remained on the farm. On May 28, 1888, she was married to Isaac Stryker, who died October 12, 1912. Mrs. Stryker has since spent her time with her two daughters, neither of whom has been able to walk for a number of years. Mrs. Stryker has done the housekeeping. She has 14 grandchildren and 26 gr-grandchildren. Last year her birthday was broadcast over the radio, and a variety shower in her honor was given her by friends and neighbors.
Wellsboro Cemetery [2nd wife of Stillman Baity]
PETRIE - Mrs. Ettie Francis Baity, [SRGP 85416] aged 72 years, of Wellsboro, widow of Stillman F. Baity, died Sunday morning, after an illness of six months. Mrs. Baity had been a life-long member of the Baptist church and was beloved by all who knew her. She was born Nov. 27, 1860, daughter of Henry and Nancy Petrie, of East Charleston. In 1889 she was married to Ellsworth Francis, of Charleston, where they made their home until Mr. Francis' death in 1914. She then moved to Wellsboro, where she had since made her home. On March 25, 1925, she was married to Stillman Baity, who died Dec. 15, 1930. Mrs. Baity is survived by a half-brother, Louis Petrie, of Waterloo, NY; a half-sister, Mrs. Edith Fletcher, of Wellsboro; two step-daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bellinger and Mrs. Vivian Smith, of Mansfield; several nephews and nieces, among whom are Ralph Baity and Bert Francis, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Belle Wetherbee, Floyd, Elwn and Frances Benedict, of Mansfield and Mrs. Merrill Reamer of Charleston. The funeral was held at the First Baptist church yesterday, Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Mrs. Baity was a member of the Baptist church, and was greatly respected by all who knew her. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 14, 1933
Glenn W. Age 75 of Queen Street, Wellsboro, Pa. died August 19, 2001 at home. He was the husband of Gwendolyn Rodabaugh Phillips whom he married May 12, 1951. He was born December 11, 1925 in Laporte, Pa., the son of the late Walter and Myrtle Smith Phillips. He was a retired employee of Ward Foundry, Blossburg, Pa., member of the VFW, Wellsboro, Pa., former member of the Morris Fire Company and Honorary member of Mitchell Creek Sportsmens Club, Tioga, Pa. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II. Surviving other than his Wife are Daughters and Son-in-law, Glenda (Tess) Reese, Wellsboro, Pa., and Mary and Craig Kroldart, Batavia, N.Y.; 3 Grandchildren, Rebecca and Tyler Reese, Wellsboro, Pa. and Timothy Farrell, Scottsville, N.Y.; 1 Great Grandchild, Jonathan William Phillips-Farrell; Brothers, Dale Phillips and Doyle Phillips, both of Morris, Pa.; Sisters, JoAnn Osborn, Morris, Pa., Cora Thornton, Morris, Pa., Madeline Bartlett, Mansfield, Pa. and Nina McCarthy, Wellsboro, Pa.; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by a Grandson, Jared Reese, in 1999. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. on Thursday, August 23, 2001 from 3:00-4:00 P.M. Funeral to follow at 4:00 P.M. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. If desired, Memorials may be sent to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. or Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, Pa.
PHILPORT - John M. Philport, III, 61, of Smith Road, Middlebury
Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was the husband of Patricia Tomasicchio Philport whom he married Oct. 6, 1989. John was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Patterson, N.J., the son of the late John and Elizabeth Schaffer Philport. He was a policeman for Patterson and Wayne Police Departments and member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. John was a freelance writer and wrote for the Lawrenceville Journal and part-time for the Wellsboro Gazette, enjoyed marksmanship, loved to read and was interested in politics. He was a good friend, neighbor, husband and loving son. Surviving are his wife, Patricia. Friends and family are invited to John's Life Celebration on Wednesday, March 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ellen Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, or the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. - Wellsboro Gazette, March.31.2010
PHIPPEN ROSS A.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 12 Dec 1928
Death of Ross A. Phippen - Ross Alonzo Phippen, aged 44 years, of Delmar, died Friday morning about 6 o'clock, of heart disease. He was born March 5, 1884, in Delmar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Phippen. He is survived by three children, Floyd, Margaret and Hilda; one brother, Loren Phippen, of Delmar, and a sister, Mrs. Seymour Bowers, of Victor, N. Y. The funeral was held Sunday; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.
PIERCE –MRS. CATHERINE A. BOOTH, 76 of 10 Caldwell Ave., Waverly, Thursday night, Nov. 25, 1954 following an extended illness. She attended the Waverly First Baptist Church and was a member of Waverly Rebekah Lodge, Patriotic Order of America. Survived by husband, Robert Booth; daughter, Mrs. Florence Whitley; cousin, Hoffman D. Pierce of Pine City. The body is at the Geer Funeral Home, Waverly, where friends may call after 7 this evening. Funeral there Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. C. Philip Tanner. Burial in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/1954
PIERCE Clair Melvin
Age 68, of Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA, died December 26, 2009 at home. He was the husband of Barbra Joan Allen Pierce whom he married December 12, 1970. Clair was born July 7, 1941 in Hastings, PA, the son of the late Clair Melvin Pierce. He worked for Bache Water Company before entering the Army, and was employed by UGI Energy, formerly North Penn Gas, for forty-four years, starting in April, 1965. He was a retired Fire Chief and fifty-year member of the Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association. He enjoyed restoring fire equipment and old cars. Clair was dedicated to helping anyone in need, day or night. At one time he belonged to the Laurel Lanes Bowling League and the Antique Car Club. He had his own business, "Pierce's Cable", and had a backhoe business he shared with his sons. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Joan Pierce; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael E. (Kimberly) Pierce, Wellsboro, Clair Melvin (Christina) Pierce III, Sayre, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy (Herb) Frank, Tioga, PA, and Joan (Bob) Huck, Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren, Nicole, Kelly, Jordan, Emily, Rayann, Clair Pierce IV, Glen, Brandon and Shawn Pierce, Teaka and Tess Frank, Jessica, Tyler and Katelyn Huck; sister, Kitty Jones, Pittsburg, PA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Pierce. Clair was raised with his cousins, Dennis, Gaynell, Gladys and Anamae. Friends and family are invited to Clair's Life Celebration on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association. Memorial Fund, P.O Box 81, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in Star-Gazette on December 28, 2009
PITZONKA –EMMA P. BAILEY, 94, a resident of the Green Home, Wellsboro, died Thursday, April 18, 1996. Her husband, Dr. Thomas R. Bailey, died March 2, 1993. A retired Teacher, she had been employed by the Wellsboro School District. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Penn State University. Bailey was a member of the Emeritus Friday Club and the Audubon Society. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Born May 4, 1901, in Bristol, she was a daughter of Gustave and Katherine Schmidt Pitzonka. Surviving are a son, Thomas H. of Penn Yan, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Nancy, Jeff and Sue, and four great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Lea, Julian and Gabriella. She predeceased by a son Harry W. II. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the church, Main Street, with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer, her pastor, officiating. A private burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St.
Andrew Carpenter Place, aged 66 years died Sept. 22 at his home on Helvetia street after an illness of six years of heart disease. He was born in Farmington Jan. 7, 1861 the only son of Ambrose and Auvilla Phelps Place. In 1901 he was elected assessor, served three years and reelected. He was a progressive successful farmer who lived a honorable life and was respected by all. He came to Wellsboro several years ago where he had since resided. He is survived by his widow, Dollie Brooks Place, one son, Freeman, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Myron Finch, of Farmington; Mrs. Harry VanDusen, of Osceola; Mrs. Augustus Brown, of Cleveland, Ohio; Eulah at home, one daughter, Edith Place Washington, of Cleveland, Ohio, died three years ago. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W.J. Brown officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)
PLACE FREEMAN B.
Wellsboro Gazette - October 31, 1963
Freeman B. Place, 72, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963. He was a retired farmer. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Ernest Presher, of Tioga RD; sisters, Mrs. Pearl VanDusen of Elkland; Mrs. Eulah Husted, of Knoxville. Funeral was held at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery.
PLUMLEY - Mrs. Lepha P. Maynard, [SRGP 30242] 73, wife of Howard Maynard of RD3, died Sunday, April 3, 1960 at her home. She had been ill for some time. Born in Delmar Township October 10, 1886, she was the daughter of Fred and Harriet Ashley Plumley, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; four sons, Alden and William of Wellsboro, Frederick and Robert of RD3; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie English of Corning, NY and Mrs. Phyllis Heatwole of Wellsboro RD1; 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edward T. Read officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro.
POLLOCK - Mrs. Ada Cox, wife of Homer C. Cox of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1959. She was 84. Born in Tioga Twp., she was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Pollock. She was reared in Tioga County and attended the Mansfield State Normal School. After her marriage, she lived in Scranton until January 1956. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C.W. Connelly, Whittier, California; two sons, Robert of Lamars, Calif., and James of Fort Dodge; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Grinnell, Wellsboro, Mrs. Helen J. Neal, Tucson, Ariz. and Mrs. Jessie Steinmesch, Eldorado, Illinois. Services were at Fort Dodge, followed by committal services and burial at 2:30 p.m. in Wellsboro. The Rev. Bruce Porter, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1959
POOR David A.
80, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in Wellsboro, PA. Mr. Poor taught Social Studies at Wellsboro Senior High School and served as the District's Audio-Visual Director. He retired in 1991 after 30 years of service. He is survived by a son, Jonathan E. Poor of Jersey Shore, PA; grandson, Jason Poor; brother, Robert J. Poor of Annapolis, MD; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur G. Poor, Jr. Friends may call on Monday, June 16, 2008, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Wagner officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2008.
POTTER – Adeline, wife of Hiram W. Dartt, died suddenly on Monday just after noon at her home on upper Main Street. She had been in failing health for several years, but most of the time had been able to be about the house. She enjoyed the recent beautiful days and seemed too long to be out of doors where she could admire the fresh verdure. She said that the world was beautiful, but she was soon going home, and she longed for the time to come. She has gone home, - and a saintly woman, one of the most beautiful characters we ever knew and a woman who did her full duty in life without murmuring, always courageous, faithful, kind and true, has been called by the Master to her eternal reward among those made perfect in heaven. Mrs. Dartt was walking about the yard just before noon when she was taken ill. Her husband assisted her to the porch and thence a little later to bed. She realized that she was about to take the journey into the unknown world, but she had no fears and was anxious to “go home.” Mrs. Dartt’s maiden name was Adeline Potter, she being the daughter of Ezra Potter of Middlebury. She would have been seventy years of age had she lived till the 6th instant. She married Hiram W. Dartt February 22, 1855, and she had resided in this borough ever since, having thus nearly half a century had the respect of all who knew her and being loved by her neighbors and friends for her sweet disposition and helpfulness. With all her home cares, Mrs. Dartt was always to be found by the side of a friend or neighbor who was in sickness or trouble, and it was her philosophy or good cheer which comforted those who suffered and those who sorrowed. Her life was one sweet song of love and good will. As a mother she was a perfect type of womanhood. Her seven children are all living – Edgar S., Albert P., Arthur H. and Adeline, wife of F.R. Benjamin, all of this borough [Wellsboro]; Frank H., assistant superintendent at Arnot, Robert R., of Blossburg, and Effie, wife of Mark L. Smith of Scranton. The funeral is to be held at the family residence this afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. Dr. A.C. Shaw conducting the service. Mrs. Dartt had been a member of the Presbyterian Church since early life. – Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1902
Gordon Powers Dies At Altoona Hospital
The sudden and untimely death of Gordon A. Powers, 65 of 13 Bacon Street, Wellsboro shocked and saddened Wells¬boro friends and relatives. Mr. Powers, a retired office manager of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security in Wellsboro died Tuesday in the Altoona Hospital. His death resulted from com¬plications connected with a rare illness which first became evi¬dent while he and Mrs. Powers were on a motor tour through the Smokey Mountains and Wil¬liamsburg, Virginia. He was brought to Altoona to be near a daughter. He was born in Mansfield, Feb. 9, 1907 the son of Fred and Mary Cornwell Powers. He was a graduate of Mansfield State College. He also took courses at Bucknell University. Mr. Powers was a member and trustee of the United Meth¬odist Church of Wellsboro, was a member of the Wellsboro Lions Club, Ossea Lodge F&AM, an executive committee member of the Tioga County Chapter of the American Red Cross and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the Earle Champaign Post, American Legion at Wellsboro. Mr. Powers retired from BES in July, 1971. He is survived by his wife Gertrude Wetherbee Powers, son, Fred S. Powers II of Lowell, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Janice) Cunningham of Altoona and Mrs. Karl (Martha) Stock of Lansdowne; a sister, Mrs. Francis Howard of Bradford; two grandsons and nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the church. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William A. Snyder, his pastor, officiated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church’s memorial fund in his name.
POWERS, Gordon A. Age 65 of 13 Bacon St., Wellsboro, Tuesday, August 8, 1972 at Altoona Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 1:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. Rev. William A Snyder. Burial inWellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by wife, Gertrude Wetherbee Powers; son, Fred S. Powers II of Lowell, Mich.; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Janice) Cunningham of Altoona, Pa., Mrs. Karl (Martha) Stock of Lansdowne, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Francis (Eloise) Howard of Bradford, Pa.; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews. He was retired office manager at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security retiring July 1971. He was a trustee at the United Methodist Church; member of the Ossea Lodge F&AM; executive committee member of the Tioga County American Red Cross Chapter; Wellsboro Lions Club; U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Earle Champaigne Post American Legion. He was active in community affairs.
POWERS Margaret Worthington
Mrs. Margaret Worthington, 74, formerly of 26 Central Avenue, died at Parsells Convalescent Home Friday, Jan. 23, 1970. She was the widow of George S, Worthington Sr. She was born June 5, 1895, hi Stonyfork, the daughter of Orville and Margaret Orr Powers. Surviving are a son, George S. Jr., of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Ritchey, Wellsboro, and one granddaughter. The funeral was held Wednesday, Jan, 28, 1970, at Kuhl and Spink's Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, a retired Baptist minister, officiated. Wellsboro Gazette – January 29, 1970
POWERS Orville F. (SRGP 86414) - Orville F. Powers, aged nearly 83 years of Stonyfork, died last Wednesday of apoplexy. He was born January 27, 1844, son of William and Jane Vedder Powers. The funeral was held Friday afternoon; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. He is survived by his widow [Margaret Orr] and five children - Mrs. J.S. Ritchey of Bloomsburg; Miss Margaret Powers and Claude Powers, at home; Mrs. Leon L. Root of Stonyfork; and Mabel, wife of Fred Elmer of Big Bay, Michigan; also by ten grandchildren - John, William, Benjamin, Lura and Robert Powers of this vicinity; Mary Ruth Ritchey of Bloomsburg; Elizabeth, Thorn, Chalmers and Jack Powers of East Aurora, NY. Two sons, Hugh and Earl are deceased. Mr. Powers was a member of the I.O.O.F. and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 19, 1927
PREBLE Ida H. Hammond - Mrs. Ida H. Preble Hammond, aged 64 years, wife of William A. Hammond, of Wellsboro, died Monday afternoon about 5:30 o’clock at the Blossburg hospital, where she was taken last Saturday for an operation. She had been in poor health for several months. She was born April 14, 1855, in Charleston township, daughter of the late Leonard J. and Marian Barlow Preble, and was married to Mr. Hammond at the home of her parents on October 13, 1880. Mrs. Hammond was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church of Wellsboro and was a most estimable woman beloved by all who knew her. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock at the home of Eugene Hammond in Charleston. Rev. J.W. Torkington, pastor of St. Paul’s church, will officiate and interment will be made in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919.
PRICE, Charles S. Age 82 of 111 E. Cherry St., Athens, Pa., Saturday, August 5, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends may call at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Surviving are; nieces, Mrs. William (Genevieve) Wallis of Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. Kenneth (Wanda) Austin of Wellsboro, nephews, Kenneth Price of Elkland, Pa., Charles M. Price of Wellsboro, Pa. Mr. Price was a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad detective. He was born in Farmington Twp., Tioga County PA. on December 23, 1880 a son of Charles and Martha McCullum Price.
PRICE, Stella – Miss Stella Price, aged 32 years, died Monday night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jasper Dickinson, 61 Nichols street. She was born Nov. 2, 1887, daughter of Charles and Martha McCallum Price. She is survived by her mother and three brothers – Floyd Price of Wellsboro’ Charles Price of Rochester, N.Y., and Olin Price of Marshcreek. The funeral will be held this afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. C.W. Macgeorge, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919.
PRISIT – Bert Lee Priset, 68, died Thursday, December 8, 1955, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Waymon Borden of Wellsboro RD4. Born in Wellsboro, August 20, 1887, he was the son of John and Rebecca Shaffer Priset. He was employed by E.A. VanValkenburg and Bennett and Latzer on Vanacres farm and later worked by R. J. Dunham. Surviving besides Mrs. Borden are two other daughters, Mrs. Mildred Collins of Morris, and Mrs. Vinona Campbell of Canton; a son, Clifford of Corning NY; four brothers, Fred and Clarence of Wellsboro; Lewis of East Riverside, MD, and Harry of Sheffield; one sister, Mrs. Sara Jenkins of Wellsboro; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held Sunday at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro. The Rev. L.F. Cobb officiated and burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 15 Dec. 1955, p.11
PRISET Clarence J
Wellsboro Gazette - November 23, 1967
Funeral services were held November 13, for Clarence J. Priset, 78 who died on Nov. 10. He resided at, Wellsboro RD 1. He was born October 17, 1889 in Delmar Township, the son of John and Rebecca Sheaffer Priset. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Wellsboro Grange. Surviving are his wife, Mina Borden Priset; four sons, Francis of Painted Post, N. Y.; George of Wellsboro and John of Elmira, N. Y. and Richard Ingerick of Wellsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Emory Baker of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Paul Janeski of Wellsboro, Mrs. Robert Kelly of Security, Colo., Mrs. Jay Starkweather of Montour Falls, N. Y. and Mrs. Clarence Whitney of Tioga, Pa.; a sister Mrs. Sara Jenkins of Wellsboro; 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Tussey Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements, The Rev.. John -Wieberg officiated at the services and burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
PRISET Emiline G. Borden
96, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at The Green Home. She was the wife of Waymon Borden, who preceded her in death, Sept. 25, 2001. Emiline was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Bert Priset and Agnes Ekstrom Priset. She was a homemaker, who loved spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed playing bingo. Emiline was a longstanding member of the Moose, as well as a member of the Mary Wells Chapter #452 Eastern Star. Surviving are her son, Carl Borden (Shirley) of Antrim; daughter, Nancy Sando (Paul) of Elmira, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Emiline was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons, Arnie, Dick, Keith Borden; and daughter, Vivian Donner. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – November 3, 2012
PRISET Gregory F.
Age 46, of Marsh Creek Rd., Wellsboro, PA, died suddenly at home, June 12, 2005. Greg was born March 8, 1959 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Kenneth and Harriet Perry Priset. Greg was a longtime employee of Cornell Brothers and Kitlinski Enterprises. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, his garden and lawn, small animals and sports. Greg enjoyed working in the woods. He liked planting trees, harvesting mature trees, cutting and splitting firewood. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 1147, Wellsboro, and was active in many of their activities. He was a quiet and well thought of man, helping many along the way. Surviving are his parents; son, Derrick Priset; daughter, Brianna Priset; stepdaughter, Nicole (Terry) Davis and grandson; brothers, Bill, Kenneth, Jr., and Steve Priset, all of Wellsboro; sister, Amy Beard, Wellsboro; four aunts, two uncles; eight nieces and two nephews; many great-nephews and cousins. He had many, many friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and special friends, Tom Hagar and Jack Smith. Friends and family are invited to Greg's Life Celebration on Thursday, June 16, 2005, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Friday, June 17, 2005, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration.com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Vaughn officiating. Burial at Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Trust Fund for Derrick and Brianna, c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
PURPLE Elisha J
Wellsboro Agitator – July 21, 1897
Fatal Result of Fall Suffered Last Friday – Sketch of a Good Citizen
Last Friday afternoon Mr. Eljsha J. Purple, a Citizen of this borough well known in other parts of the county, met with an accident that resulted in his death within two days. He had placed a ladder against a cherry tree in his dooryard and started to go up to pick the cherries. When he way only six or eight feet from the ground the bough against which the ladder rested snapped short off and he fell, striking on the base of his spine. He was unable to rise to his feet without help, and it was feared at first that the shock might result in paralysis of the lower limbs. The event indicated however, that the fall severely injured some internal organ and it seemed to aggravate an infection of the kidneys from which he had recently suffered. For some hours after the accident he was was in great agony; but the next morning he fell into a comatose state and remained in that condition most of the time until the end. When aroused, however, he was conscious almost up to the moment of dissolution on Sunday afternoon, when he died surrounded by his family. His death was a painful surprise to many citizens of the borough, who had seen him on Friday apparently as vigorous as usual. Mr. Purple had just entered upon his seventy-third year. His native place was the town of Richford, Tioga county, N.Y. where he first say the light on the 27th of June, 1825. His parents, Ansel and Maria Howard Purple, raised a family of five children – three sons and two daughters. They were Elisha J., Silas H., late of Columbia, Lancaster county, Martin V., of Academy Corners, Mrs. Mary E. Barker of Homer, N.Y. , and Mrs. J. B. Ingham, of Academy Corners. When Elisha was still a lad of twelve years his father brought his family to Harrison Valley, Potter county, where he became a prominent and successful businessman. After living there a few years, the family moved to Coudersport, the father having been elected by the people as the first sheriff of that new county. Having served out his term as sheriff, Ansel Purple moved back to the Cowanesque valley and settled on a farm near the present Purplebrook postoffice. While living there he was elected one of the Commissioners of this county in 1851. He afterward sold this property and bought a place at Academy Corners, where he resided until his death in 1862. While the father was thus actively employed in business and political affairs, the boy Elisha was attending the district schools, finally completing his schooling at Alfred Academy. He taught school a number of terms and in the meantime assisted his father in his farming and lumbering operations. When 27 years old he married Rachel A. Fellows, daughter of the late Erastus Fellows, of this borough, and in the second year of his married life he moved here and assisted Mr. Fellows in running his farm and hotel – the latter being one of the best known hostelries in the county. After remaining here two years, he took his young family back to the Cowanesque region and entered into the mercantile business at Elkland in company with the late Timothy I. Coates. He continued in that business for two years and then returned to this borough, where he lived the remainder of his life. He became a substantial and well known citizen of the borough, and his acquaintance with the people of the county was extensive. He became a member of the first Board of County Commissioners elected under the new State constitution in 1875, his associates being Colonel N. A. Elliott, of Mansfield, and the late Levi L. Smith, of Sullivan. During his long residence in this borough he held several local offices, being Constable for two or three terms, Deputy Sheriff during Sheriff Harry Baxter’s term and being elected Judge of Election year after year. Mr. Purple’s entire immediate family survive him, save one son, who died in infancy. Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Flora Swan and Mrs. Emma Shattuck, both of this borough. He was essentially a domestic man, and the ties that bound him to his family were of the most vital and enduring nature, and his home was a school of the domestic virtues. He was also the best of neighbors and one of the most hospitable of men, and he was never happier than when entertaining his friends. He was an honest man, a ? citizen, an unpretentious Christian and a worthy member of the Presbyterian church. He has diedforever from the busy haunts of men, and we shall see him no more in life; but his memory will live long in the hearts of the host of friends who loved and respected him. The funeral was held at the family residence on Charleston street at four o’clock yesterday afternoon, and it was largely attended by the relatives and friends of the deceased. The number of aged men gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect to their old friend and neighbor was a notable feature of the occasion. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Shaw and Rev. N. L. Reynolds, and interesting remarks were made by each of them. The remains were then laid at rest in the family lot in our beautiful cemetery.
GEORGE H. PUTNAM, age 89, of East Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa., died August 12, 2002 at the Samaritan House. He was the husband of the late Jean Webster Putnam, who died in 1990, and survived by his wife, Helen Dartt Davis Putnam, whom he married May 15, 1993. George was born January 23, 1913 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of the late Dr. Harry and Clara Gibson Putnam. He moved to Wellsboro in 1976. He was a Vocal Music Teacher in Pontiac, Michigan, then became Superintendent of Music in Pontiac Public Schools, Pontiac, Michigan. George was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, Pa., a 64 year member of Rotary, a First Presbyterian Church Elder and Choir Director, and an Army Veteran during World War II. Surviving other than his wife are sons and daughters-in-law, Roger W. (Linda) Putnam, Akron, Ohio, Thomas W. Putnam, Wellsboro, and G. Brooks (Cheryl) Putnam, Wellsboro; daughter, Susan Halverstadt-Cole, Airville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; step-son and wife, Joe (Pam) Davis, Wellsboro; step-daughter and husband, Linda (Robert) Woomer, Tyrone, Pa.; sister, Louise Corrick, Topeka, Kansas. He was predeceased by brothers, Gibson Putnam and James Putnam. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and again on Thursday, August 15, 2002 from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral Thursday at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church Music Department, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or to the Laurel Health Home Hospice, 22 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. –Elmira Star Gazette.
PUTNEY –MRS. THELMA JANE MATHERN, 71, widow of George D. Mathern, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1936 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Eberenz in Delmar Township, Pa. Survivors include her daughter and a brother, Frank J. Putney, Elmira. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dexter Church, the Rev. Harold C. Loughead officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/1936
QUACKENBUSH Pearl M. Bacon
90, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. She was born on May 14, 1922, in Corning, N.Y., a daughter of the late Roy and Sadie (Newton) Quackenbush. Pearl was the wife of the late James P. Bacon who died on Feb. 13, 1995. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, the Wellsboro Moose Lodge # 1147, a Senior Regent and Deputy Grand Regent, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Gaines Kitchen Band, the Doll Club and had volunteered at the Wellsboro Senior Center and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Pearl had worked for over 40 years at the Dunham's Department Store, Wellsboro. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Merton Bacon of Lawrenceville, Ronald and Kazuka Bacon of Grand Haven, Mich., James and Sherri Bacon of Middlebury Center; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James Whittle of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11a.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – September 25, 2012
QUIMBY - Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA
-Thurs., April 16, 1959, Pg 3
Minor E. Quimby, 92, died early Thursday morning [4/9/1959] at the home of his niece, Mrs. Wayne Knowlton, Wellsboro RD 6. He was born October 7, 1866 in White Pine, the son of Robert and Francis Benjamin Quimby. Mr Quimby was a retired farmer and member of First Baptist Church. Only survivors are nieces and nephews. Funeral was Sunday at 2pm. The Rev. David Burrows officiating. Interment was in Wellsboro Cemetery.