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


RADEKER
The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, May 24, 1899, Pg 3
Last Saturday afternoon there was an exciting  runaway on Main Street.  Mr. Irving Radeker was driving Register and Recorder Babcock's team in the western part of the borough, when a whiffletree broke and the horses ran away.  They smashed the carriage and left it by the roadside and madly dashed down Main Street, where rigs were numerous.  They collided with a wagon in front of Bernkopf's store and overturned it.  The wagon seat struck Mrs A. Van Gorder and knocked her down and cut a gash in her cheek.  The horses then struck Mr. F. H. Rockwell's carriage in which Mrs Rockwell and her children and a guest were seated, and came very near upsetting it.  One of the runaways tripped, howevver, on the wheel of this rig and fell, but was not seriously injured.  Mr Radeker had a rib broken by being thrown out.

RADEKER IRVIN R.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Friday, November 24, 1899, Pg 4
Irvin Radeker Took a Dose of laudanum and Ended His Earthly Career. Another unfortunate young man has been added to the list of suicides, an unusually large number of which deplorable events have occurred in this section during the past year.  On Tuesday morning (Nov. 21, 1899) about 8:30 o'clock Irvin R. Radeker was found dead in his bedroom in the (this newspaper page is blackened and hard to read in the middle of the news item.) Continuing to the ending it says:  That the unfortunate young man contemplated taking his life is shown by the following extract from a letter addressed to his stepmother, which was found in a pocket in his clothing:  Dear Mother: --If you will allow me to call you so, for you are the only mother I ever knew.  May God bless you.  By the time you get this, I will be no more.  I do not want to do anything to cause you pain but there is no use of my trying to do better.  There is no use of trying to do different. Please forgive   (then the page is black again)....  nothing for me to live for, so good bye.  I hope you will forgive me.  I hope you will think kindly of me.  I hope we will meet again. A kiss for you from,   Irvin R. Radeker. Another letter addressed to his brother, Amos Radeker, read as follows:  By the time you get this I will be on the other side.  Good-Bye,  I hope you will think kindly of me when gone.  You will never see me again on this earth.  I have been the black sheep, but will not be any more.  So, good-bye, dear brother, from Irvin R. Radeker.The deceased was about 30 years of age and was the eldest son of James H. Radeker of this borough.  He was married but had not been living with his wife for some time.

RADEKER SAMUEL
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  September 7, 1904
Young Samuel Radeker Killed by the Cars at Stokesdale Junction.  Was Walking
on the Track, Stepped Out of the Way of a Freight and Was Struck by an Express. ---  Samuel J. Radeker, aged 15, was killed by the cars near Stokesdale Junction about 6:30 o'clock Saturday (Sept 3, 1904) evening.  He left here on the 4:35 train to spend Sunday with friends on Baldwin run and was walking the track between the Niles celery farm and the Landrus farm when the accident occurred.  A northbound freight train came along and "Sammy" stepped off the track not noticing the approach of the southbound express which is due at this station a little before seven o'clock.  The engineer blew his whistle, but could not stop, as the train was almost upon the boy.  The lad saw the train, but too late, and was turning to jump out of the way and was almost clear of the track when the locomotive struck him and hurled him a considerable distance, killing him instantly.  His skull was badly crushed in the back, his neck broken and his back broken besides numerous cuts and bruises.  Although considerably mangled his face was not much disfigured.  The body was brought here on the train and taken to Evans Brothers & Myers' undertaking establishment, where it was some time before the remains were identified, some persons thinking the deceased was a young man from Farmington, others were positive that the body was that of a young man from Middlebury.  The mother and sister of young Radeker called at the undertaking rooms and positively identified the remains about 8 o'clock in the evening.  "Sammy" was born September 15th, 1889 and was the only son of Mrs M. J. Radeker.  He is survived by his widowed mother and by four sisters, Sarah, Almina, Nettie and Minnie Radeker.  He was an active and zealous member of the First Baptist Church, which he joined about two years ago.  He was a regular and conscientious attendant upon its services and was beloved by all his friends and acquaintances.  He was a bright, capable, industrious lad, honest, faithful and kind hearted and was a great help to his mother and sisters.  Too much can hardly be said of the boy's character and good disposition.  He was a favorite among his schoolmates and his death was a great shock to his many friends.  His mother and sisters have the sympathy of the community in their great bereavement.    "Sammy" was a student in the Wellsboro schools in the grade taught by Miss Nancy Johnson, and there was no session of school on Monday in that room.  The pupils attended the funeral services in a body and members of his class acted as pall-bearers.  The largely attended funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. N. L. Reynolds officiating.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

RANKIN Janice R. Kimball, 86, of Wellsboro, PA, died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 21, 2013. She was the wife of H. John Kimball, who preceded her in death August 28, 2009. Janice was born February 25, 1927 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Carrie M. Zieflie Rankin. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Kimball, Wellsboro, PA, son, Dennis Kimball of North Carolina and son, Richard Kimball of California; a sister Doris Sampson of Wellsboro, PA; six grandchildren, Jill (Chris) Payne, Amy (Michele) Bennis-Kimball, Penny Kimball, Leah (Casey) Mosher, Jeremy (Katherine) Kimball, Beth (Dennis) Bivens; three great grandchildren, Zachary, Connor and Maxson; several nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeff Kimball; four brothers, John, Harold, Ross and Edward; three sisters, Elizabeth, Lucille and Marguerite. Private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Memorials may be made in Janice's name to the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – November 22, 2013 

 

RANKIN Marguerite M. (Rankin) Collins

89, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.  She was born on March 19, 1922, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Edward A. and Carrie (Ziefle) Rankin. Marguerite was the loving wife of the late Donald L. Collins. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and took a lot of pride in the family farm that she enjoyed every day. Marguerite is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Donald Collins, Jr., Dale and Cindy Collins, both of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Rob Purdy of Doylestown; two sisters, Doris Sampson, Janice Kimball, both of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Chad and Mandi Collins, Clay Collins, Matthew Purdy; two great-granddaughters, Jessica Collins, Autumn Collins and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Assn., 9707 E. Easter Lane, Englewood, Colo. 80112. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 4, 2012

 

RANKIN - MRS. SABINA BOYDEN
Williamsport Sun Gazette - Tuesday, 28, Aug 1956
WELLSBORO - Mrs. Sabina Boyden, 86, of Tioga RD, widow of Charles M. Boyden, died early Monday morning, Aug. 27, 1956, at her home. Prayer services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the residence with further services at 2:39 in the Tioga Baptist Church. Burial will be in Tioga. Friends may call at the residence Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 30 Aug 1956
MRS. CHARLES M. BOYDEN - Mrs. Sabina M. Boyden, 86, of Tioga RD, widow of Charles M. Boyden, died Monday morning, August 27, 1956, at her home.  She was born March 16, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rankin and was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church having lived in the vicinity of Tioga for 30 years.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Roy Bartholomew of Tioga RD; a sister, Mrs. Aryntha Bernauer of Wellsboro RD; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A prayer service will be held at the family home Thursday at 2 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 at the Tioga Baptist Church, Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro cemetery.

RATHBONE Abigail
Wellsboro Agitator - October 21, 1879
Mrs. Beecher, whose maiden name was Rathbone, was born in Richmond township, Berkshire county, Mass, November 14, 1779.  She died in Charleston, Tioga County PA., October 14, 1879, wanting only a month and two days of being one hundred years old.  Her father was a deacon in the Baptist Church, and two of his brothers were ministers in the same denomination.  At the age of 21, Miss Rathbone was married to Hopestill Beecher, and for their marriage tour they proposed a journey to and settlement in the far-off land of Tioga County PA. The neighbors remonstrated against such a hazardous undertaking, and tried to frighten the young bride out of such a purpose by telling her she was going among the "Pennamites," and that they were nearly all thieves and robbers and most of them had lost one or both eyes in their many brawls. But in two weeks from their marriage they started for the wilds of Pennsylvania, and after many days' journey took up their abode in the vicinity of what is now Tioga village, at that time consisting of a log tavern and two or three houses. After residing five years in Tioga, Mr. Beecher purchased a track of land on the Cowanesque and removed to that section.  An island on his farm made by the parting of the river, was called Beecher's Island, by which name the village nearby has since been known. Here they were a great ways from neighbors, and had very few privileges, social or religious.   Old Mr. Knox, grandfather of Hon. John C. Knox, had settled farther up the river about the same time.  He was a Methodist exhorter, and was invited by Mrs. Beecher to hold meetings at her house.  She became much affected and remembering the prayers of the home of her childhood, sought earnestly to be a Christian.  She yet had a great prejudice against the "shouting Methodists," as she called them, and rather than make a profession of religion among them she tried to be a Christian and not let anyone know it.  After many trials she was brought to a different view by a dream.  She saw in her vision heaven opened and beautiful birds coming and going, and bright angels, and one like unto the Savior looking down upon her.  In her sleep she shouted "Glory!" and was awakened by her own voice.  She immediately understood it as an indication that "shouting" was all right.  She took an active part in the meetings, and became a happy Christian and ever after was a good friend of the Methodists.  But holding fast to her early teaching, she could not unite with them.  It was a great trial to her to leave them; but, persuaded that it was her duty, she started out alone and on horseback for Tioga, and was one of the first to unite with the Baptist Church just organized in that place.  She was one of the first persons baptized in this county, and has ever since been a faithful Christian and worthy member of the Church.  Her religion was soon put to a severe test.  Her husband was not far enough west to suit him.  He had heard of a wonderful country in far off Illinois.  Leaving his property here to be sold by his brother, he took his family, after a seventeen years' residence on the Cowanesque, and started west.  He went as far as Port Allegany with teams, then made a boat with which to finish his journey down the Allegany and Ohio rivers.  But before reaching his destination, his boat was stranded upon an island and nearly all his household goods destroyed.  A severe storm came on, in which he and his family suffered greatly.  In the exposures of this voyage he contracted an illness from which he never recovered and died in less than a year after their arrival at their western home.  Mrs. Beecher was left without means and with eight children to care for in that far-off land.  Her son, Thomas, aged eighteen, for a time took his father's place; but continued sickness came to the family, and three sons, including Thomas, and one daughter died.  In her distress and grief she called upon the Lord for help and she had no lack.  Physicians came attentively and free of charge.  Many favors were received from unknown hands.  In the meantime, Mr. John Mathers went out there and brought two of the girls home with him, having married one of them.  After residing west eleven years,  Mrs. Beecher desired to return to Tioga county again, and her son-in-law Mr. Mathers met her at Pittsburgh and brought her home.  Since then she has lived with him or with some one of her children. At the time of her death - having been fifty-six years a widow - she was living with her son-in-law Mr. Charles Coolidge of Charleston.  Mrs. Beecher had a remarkable memory, being able to repeat whole chapters of the Bible and to quote with great readiness an appropriate passage for any occasion or a proof text for any of her views.  She contributed to the best of her ability to benevolent purposes.  Her mother had given her a string of gold beads which she prized greatly, and yet no persuasion could restrain her from laying these on the altar of the Lord for foreign missions.  Her piety increased with increasing years.  Hers was the shining light that grew brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.  Among her last words she asked with outstretched hands to be taken home:  "I want to go home.  I want to go home."  Calm as an infant going to sleep, she breathed her last.   Her children and grandchildren and indeed all her relatives, had been very kind to her.  She had lived as well as if she had been worth her thousands, and for this she was continually thanking them and speaking kinds words about them, and yet she preferred all the goodness of the Lord who had heard and answered her prayers.  To have had such a mother - such a grandmother - is indeed an honor not often conferred on any in this world.  Her life is worthy of a much more extended notice than is given here.  A hundred years is a long time, and longer in this last century than in any preceeding one.  It almost makes one dizzy to think of the wonderful progress the world has made in the life-time of this one woman.  When she was a babe in the cradle of her Massachusetts home there was not a cleared field nor a house in Tioga county.   She was three years old when Lord Cornwallis gave up his sword to General Washington. She was old enough to be interested in politics and remembered distinctly to the day of her death the election of General George Washington as the first president of the United States. Since her birth States have been organized and cities built, and railroads, steamboats, telegraphs, stoves, and the great mass of labor-saving machinery have come into being. Great denominations have arisen from small beginnings. John Wesley did not die until she was twelve years of age. Within her day foreign missions have been organized and the world filled with mission stations.  The doctrines of religion and civil liberty, from being rarely embraced by the few, are becoming the common views of mankind.  To have lived this last one hundred years is worth more - is a longer life than to have lived the first fifteen hundred years of the Christian era.      Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

REDELL John T. Redell II

John T. Redell II, 56, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Friday, Jan. 14, 1994 at his home.  He was a production supervisor at Borden's in Wellsboro for 33 years.  Survivors include his wife, Julia A. Satkowski, a daughter Cheryl A. Billy of Wellsboro; a son John T. Redell III of Wellsboro.; two sisters, Marion Pratt of Wellsboro and Arlyene Robinson of Severn, Md; and three brothers.  Russell Redell of Wellsboro, Ronald Redell  of Wellsboro and Gregory Redell of Wellsboro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with the Rev. George Lincker officiating.  Calling hours will be 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

REDFIELD, Sallie O’Connor – Mrs. Sallie A. Redfield O’Connor, aged 78 years, widow of the late Miles O’Connor, died Friday morning about ten o’clock at her home on Conway street.  She was born in Covington, Feb. 29, 1841.  She is survived by one son, Charles O’Connor, and a granddaughter, Miss George O’Connor, a member of the faculty of the Wellsboro public schools.  Mrs. O’Connor was a most estimable woman, whose death is mourned by many friends.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.  She was one of the teachers in the old Wellsboro Academy for several years at the same time ex-Governor Stone taught there.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.

 

REED - SANDRA KAY SCHNIBBE
 Many Wellsboroans were shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Sandra Kay Schnibbe of Costa Mesa, California, formerly of Wellsboro.  Mrs. Schnibbe, the former Sandra Reed died suddenly on Thursday, December 27th at her home. Funeral services will be held at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 2nd at 2 pm with the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating.  Burial will be in the Wellsboro cemetery. Besides her husband, Warren C. Schnibbe of Costa Mesa, she is survived by three children including one son, Warren G. Schnibbe, two daughters, Rhonda and Cathy E. all at home; parents, Mr. Leon Reed of Wellsboro and Mrs. Elizabeth Reed of St. Petersburg, Florida; one sister, Mrs. June Hallock of St. Petersburg, Florida.

REEP - KNAUS, Eva J.
Age 87, formerly of East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at the Williamsport Home, Williamsport, PA. She was born December 27, 1921 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Brown Reep. Eva was a 1939 graduate of Lawrenceville High School. She worked as a waitress at Corning Glass and as a clerk at several stores in Wellsboro, retiring from Witmer's Ladies Shop. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro, having served as Sunday School teacher and president of the Ladies Guild. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Mary Wells Chapter, #452, Order of the Eastern Star. She participated in the Laurel Doll Club and was an avid gardener and weaver of wool rugs. She is survived by Son and Daughter-in-law, Donald and Margaret, of Wellsboro; Daughter and Son-in-law, Suzanne and Charles Hutchins of South Williamsport; Son-in-law, John Dugan, of Athens; 7 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; Sister, Lucy Roberts, of Wellsboro; several Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by her Husband of 46 years, Donald (Wimpy) Knaus, her Daughter, Bonnie Dugan, and her Sister, Julia Catchpole.  Friends and family are invited to Eva's Life Celebration on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 10:00 to 1:00 AM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Funeral Home at 11:00 AM. with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/11/2009

REESE BERT R.
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, September 24, 1942
Bert R. Reese, 65, died on Monday at his home in Charleston township.  He was born in Charleston Oct. 28, 1876 the son of the late George W. and Minnie Schusler Reese.  Mr Reese was engaged in farming all his life in Charleston township.  Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Myrtle Drew;  three sons, Basil Reese, of Wellsboro, Earl and Floyd Reese of Elmira; and one daughter, Mrs Roy Bowen of Charleston township.  Funeral services were held yesterday at the Johnson Funeral Home, here, with the Rev. H. C. Hayward, pastor of the Charleston Baptist Church in charge of the services.  Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

REESE - Clara J. Torpy, 92, of Wellsboro, died Friday Sept. 7, 2007 at Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of John H. Torpy whom she married May 31, 1962. Clara was born March 22, 1915 in Charleston Township, the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Mae Norman Reese. She was retired after 17 years at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She loved cooking and enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Surviving are her husband, John H. Torpy; daughters, Phyllis Mae Horning of Dallas, PA, Betty Lou McCoy of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three step-children, Mary Lou Young of Wellsboro, Duane Torpy of Laurel, Montana, Thurston Knapp of Christiansburg, VA; ten step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; four step great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arden Erway, in 1961, and three brothers, Grant Reese, LaVerne Reese and Leslie Reese. Friends and family were invited to Clara’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral followed at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Jeff McCleary officiating. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, 12 September 2007

 

REESE HAZEL
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  June 16, 1993
Hazel R. Bowen English, 89, a resident of the Shared Home, Wellsboro, died Monday, June 14, 1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born July 28, 1903, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Bert and Myrtle Shumway Reese.  She was a member of the first Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro.  Preceding her in death were her husbands, Roy S. Bowen in 1966 and Vine English in 1974.   Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Walter H. Bowen of Flagler Beach, Fla, and Verne and Pauline Bowen of Wellsboro;  two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Donald Wallace of Huntington Beach, Calif and Marjorie and Harold Brown of Liberty;  two brothers and sisters-in-law, Basil J. and Elizabeth Reese of Wellsboro and Earl W. and Adele Reese of Elmira, NY;  12 grandchildren;  15 gr-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro on Wednesday, June 16, from 7pm to 9pm and Thursday, June 17 from 1pm to 2pm.  Services will be held there Thursday, June 17, at 2pm with the Rev. C. Leroy Doverspike, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiating.   Burial will be made at Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Charleston Township.

 

REITH Paul F.
Age 80, of Wellsboro, PA, died November 20, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley M. Zipp Reith, whom he married November 25, 1950. Paul was born August 7, 1929 in Lanark, PA, the son of the late Frederick B. and Lillian E.R. Gessner Reith. He was a retired truck driver, enjoyed camping, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Germany during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; son, Donald (Sandra) Reith, Wellsboro; grandchildren, Brian and Karen Naylor, Kristin and John Walker, Richard Naylor, Kerry and Todd Davis; Kelly and Tim Merrick, and Kendra Reith; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Brenden Naylor, Marcus and Devin Walker, Ryan Naylor and Carson Merrick; brother, Stanley (Jane) Reith, Coplay, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis (Robert) Ludwig, Breinigsville, PA, and Kathleen (David) Einherst, Hellertown, PA. Friends and family are invited to Paul's Life Celebration on Monday, November 23, 2009, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 53 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. 16901.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 21, 2009

 

REUSS Anna M. (Reuss) Avery

77, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, March 31, 2012.  She was born March 2, 1935, in Maintal, Germany.  Anna was formerly employed as a housekeeper at the Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, for over 20 years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 1147, Wellsboro.  Surviving are, her special friend, Ronald Stanbaugh of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Joe Cunningham of Martinsburg, Sylvia and Greg Wilcox of St. Augustine, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Briana, Cassie, Owen, Natashia, Christopher, Katie; and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie. Anna was predeceased by two sons, Horst Avery and Michael Avery.  A graveside service will be held Friday, April 6, 2 p.m., at the Wellsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Darwin 'Tink' Cranmer officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 3, 2012

 

REUSS Anna M. (Reuss) Avery

77, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, March 31, 2012.  She was born March 2, 1935, in Maintal, Germany.  Anna was formerly employed as a housekeeper at the Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, for over 20 years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 1147, Wellsboro. Surviving are, her special friend, Ronald Stambaugh of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christiane and Joe Cunningham of Martinsburg, Sylvia and Greg Wilcox of St. Augustine, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Briana, Cassie, Owen, Natashia, Christopher, Katie; and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie. Anna was predeceased by two sons, Horst Avery and Michael Avery.  A graveside service will be held Friday, April 6, 2 p.m., at the Wellsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Darwin 'Tink' Cranmer officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 17, 2012

 

REXFORD – Charles Henry Rexford, aged 82 years, died last Thursday, July 15 [1920], at his home in Galeton, PA. He was a son of William and Betsy Fish Rexford and was born in Cortland county, NY, March 17, 1838. He came with his parents to Gaines, this county, when he was twelve years old and made his home there until about 1900, when he moved to Galeton. He was first married in 1858, to Alwilda, daughter of Horace C. and Ursula L. Vermilyea, who died February 9, 1885. He is survived by their four children -–William A. Rexford of Elmira; Clark H. Rexford of Galeton; Mrs. J.L. Snyder of Wellsboro; and Mrs. John R. Dengle of Patton, PA. In 1888 Mr. Rexford married Mrs. Leucretia Ansley of Galeton, who died in 1906. Mr. Rexford had been a prominent lumber operator and business man from his early manhood, being widely known throughout the Northern Tier, and was actively engaged in various enterprises until 1912, when he was obliged to retire on account of failing health. He was a charter member of the Westfield Lodge, F&AM, and took an active interest in Masonry during his lifetime. He was the last of the charter members of the Westfield Lodge. The funeral was held Saturday at Galeton, a delegation of Masons from Westfield attending the funeral. Rev. J.W. Torkington, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, of Wellsboro, officiated, the services at the Wellsboro cemetery, where interment was made, being in charge of the Masons. Members of Ossea Lodge, No. 317, F&AM, attended the burial services. Hon. Horace B. Packer, Judge S.F. Channel, Leonard Harrison, William O’Connor, F.W. Siemens and Walter Sherwood, Esq., were honorary pallbearers. The pallbearers were Messers J.E. Dillon, N.W. Lush, W.D. Allen, P.E. Crowl, Fred Goodwin and V.F. Balch, of Galeton. – Wellsboro Agitator, July 21, 1920, p1

 

REXFORD Clark Hastings

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, February 28, 1945

Clark H. Rexford, aged 68 years, died suddenly yesterday about noon at his home on Academy street. His health had been poor for some time, but he was down town yesterday morning as usual. He was born April 14, 1877, in Gaines, Tioga county, son of the late Charles and Lucretia Vermilyea Rexford. He is survived by his widow, son, First Sgt. Donald Rexford, serving in the U. S. Ninth Army in Germany, daughter, Viola, wife of Lewis Brill, of Wellsboro, two grandchildren, Richard and Patricia Brill, and several nephew and nieces, including James and Charles Snyder, of Patton, formerly of Wellsboro.  He was Court Crier for Tioga County and a member of the Episcopal church. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. Albert H. Head, rector of St. Paul’s church; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

REXFORD Cora

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, Aug 26, 1931, Pg 1

Mrs. Cora Rexford Snyder, aged 67 years, of Patton, PA., widow of James L. Snyder, who died in Oct. 1921, died early Saturday morning [8/22/1931] in the Clearfield Hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Snyder is survived by two sons, James and Charles, of Patton; two brothers, William Rexford of Ashville, North Carolina and Clark Rexford of Wellsboro, and one sister, Mrs. J. R. Dengle of Philadelphia. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the DAR. The funeral was held Monday; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

REXFORD Elizabeth 

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, September 27,1944

Mrs. Elizabeth Rexford Dengle, widow of John R. Dengle, died Sept. 21, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Baker, at Upper Darby, PA. She was born March 21, 1864 in Gaines, PA and was married to Mr. Dengle Feb 21, 1881. They resided in Wellsboro a short time after their marriage, moving to Westfield, PA and later to Patton, PA. She is survived by her daughter, a grandson, John Dengle Bennett who with his wife and daughter, Patricia Louise Bennett, resides .... The late William H. Rexford was a brother and the late Mrs. James L. Snyder formerly of Wellsboro was a sister of Mrs. Dengle. The funeral was held Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev A H Head, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

RICHARDS ISRAEL
The Wellsboro Agitator, March 25, 1879 – Page 3 Column 3
The Death of Two Aged Citizens;
Israel Richards, of Wellsboro.  Early last Friday morning Mr. Israel Richards, an aged citizen of this borough, died at his residence on Main street, of extreme old age.  He had been feeble for some time, and his death was not unexpected.   Mr. Richards was born on the 23d. of May, 1792, in the town of Chatham, Middlesex county, Conn.  After residing at different points in that State, his father moved to Meredith, Delaware county, N.Y., when Israel was ten years of age.  The family soon afterward went to Colesville, Broome county, in the same State, and here the lad grew to be a young man of twenty years.  He then left home and went to Norwich, N.Y. to learn the carpenter’s trade.  In 1817 he went to Deposit, N.Y., where he became acquainted with Miss Hannah Fatham (?couldn’t read well) to whom he was married on Christmas eve in the year 1823.  The young couple resided at various places in Delaware and Broome counties until the year 1839, when they came to the Pine creek region in this county, where Mr. Richards worked at his trade as a carpenter and joiner and millwright almost exclusively for Messrs. Stowell & Dickinson.  After four years of this work he moved to this borough, where he has ever since resided, working his trade regularly until about eight years ago, and working considerably since that time as the increasing infirmities of age would permit.  While at work on Pine Creek he built the old church edifices at Ansonia, which was one of the pioneer church buildings erected within the county.   On the evening of December 24, 1878, a number of ladies and gentlemen of this village attended the Golden Wedding of Mr. Richards and his aged wife.  The old gentleman was in excellent health at that time for so aged a man and Mrs. Richards seemed as smart and vigorous as  many a woman of forty years.  She still survives her companion who for fifty-five years walked beside her in life’s journey.   Mr. Richards was a good citizen and a faithful worker following the precepts of the catechism of the Church to which he belonged – the Protestant Episcopal – and learning to labor truly to get his own living and to do his duty in that state of life unto which it pleased God to call him.  His funeral was attended last Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s church.  Rev. Mr. Marshall, of Mansfield, read the service and preached an excellent sermon, in the enforced absence of Rev. Dr. Breck, the rector of the parish. Buried in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

RITTER Mable R
Mable R. Smart, age 88, of Troy, RD 2, PA, died Tuesday, November 21, 1972 at the Troy Community Hospital. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA, with the Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Maynard (Sara) Fliess of Southbury, CN, Mrs. Neil (Carolyn) Mack of Troy, RD, and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church; Wellsboro Eastern Star, Mary Wells Chapter. She was born in Wellsboro. Her husband Alfred C. Smart diedin 1933.

RITTER Ruth
Wellsboro Agitator - December 29, 1920
--Mrs. Ruth Ritter Bliss, aged 87 years, widow of the late W. T. Bliss, died Dec. 21, at 8 a.m., at her home on Austin Street.  She is survived by one son, S. W. Bliss, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Webb; also by one sister, Mrs. Daniel Wilson, all residents of this borough.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. S. M. Blair, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.

ROBBINS –MRS. MINNIE ROBBINS MUNCASTER, 76 of Wellsboro RD 3, Sunday, Oct. 6, 1957.  She was a member of Marsh Creek Baptist Church.  Survived by son, Theodore J. of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Fred. Simerson of Newark Valley, N.Y.  Body at Johnson and Tussey Funeral home, Wellsboro.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Sidney Fenton.  Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/8/1957

ROBERTS Ellsworth O.
Age 86, of Rectory Lane, Wellsboro, PA, diedon Sunday, September 9, 2007, at Robert Packer Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Lucy M. Reep Roberts. Ells was born May 17, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Cecil O. and Ida V. Evans Roberts. He was a self-employed owner-operator of Roberts Pontiac-Cadillac Dealership of Wellsboro for 22 years before retiring in 1980. Prior to ownership, he worked 13 years for Putnam Pontiac-Cadillac, graduated from Wellsboro High School, "Class of 1939", and graduated from Elmira School of Business in 1940 in Business Administration. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II. Ells was a charter member of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus since 1946, member of the Wellsboro Lions Club since 1948, the Wellsboro Rotary for over 50 years, Wellsboro American Legion Post #84, Wellsboro VFW Post #4901, and a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church for 74 years. Ells was a man who was strongly devoted to his community. He loved and cherished his family and was especially devoted to his wife with whom he shared over 60 years. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Sharon (John) Suhr, Wellsboro, Jacqueline Knaus, Wellsboro, Barbara (Thomas) Auman, Wellsboro, and Connie (Michael) Kudrich, Hawley, Pa; 10 grandchildren, David, Steven, Cathy, Brad, Laurie, Jason, Tyler, Caitlin, Sara and Jeremy; one great-grandchild, Matthew. He was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Hunter, on September 11, 2004. Friends and family are invited to Ells' Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Street, Wellsboro, with Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Wellsboro Men's Chorus Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 481, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2007.

ROBERTS - ETHEL V. HUNTER
Ethel V. Roberts Hunter, 90, of 5 Park Place, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004.Born March 16, 1914 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Cecil O. and Ida V. Evans Roberts. Ethel was a 1932 graduate of Wellsboro High School. She retired from Corning Glass in Wellsboro after 40 years of employment. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church; an avid reader; and enjoyed music. Ethel also enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her brother, Ellsworth O. (Lucy) Roberts of Wellsboro; four nieces, Sharon (John) Suhr of Wellsboro, Jacqueline R. Knaus of Wellsboro,  Barbara R. (Thomas) Auman of Wellsboro, Connie R. (Michael) Kudrich of Hawley; several great nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ethel's life began with a viewing on Tuesday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," Wellsboro. Services immediately followed with her pastor the Rev. Mark Shover, officiating. Interment was held at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Sts., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

ROBERTS Nellie Rose
Wellsboro Gazette - April 12, 1934
Mrs. Nellie Roberts Mastin dies at Asaph Sunday Night
Asaph, April 11 - Mrs. Nellie Roberts Mastin, 64, widow or Dr. N. W. Mastin, formerly of Wellsboro, died Sunday night at the home of her brother, Marsden Roberts, here.  A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsboro, and for many years during her residence there associated with and active in its societies, she had a large circle of friends here.  Another brother, J. P. Roberts, of Little Marsh; two nephews, George Roberts, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wellsboro, and Humphrey Roberts, of Little Marsh; a niece, Mrs. Howard Payne, of Sabinsville; two step-daughters, Mrs. J. H. Thomas, of Pittston, and Mrs. Earl O. Wade, of Mansfield, and a stepson, Dr. Morrell Mastin, of Lisbon, Maryland, survive.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at Asaph at 10 o'clock at the home, and at the Wellsboro Methodist Episcopal; Wellsboro cemetery.  Among those who attended the funeral were:  Mrs. J. H. Thomas, of Pittston, Arthur Mastin, Mrs. Orin Mastin, Clarence Mastin, Mrs. Arthur Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pierce, of Moravia, N.Y.; Mrs. Ida Stockwell, of Chicago; Mrs. Earl Wade, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wade, Jr., Miss Charlotte Wade and June Wade, of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beach, Tioga.

ROBERTSON - WILCOX, Gladys R.
Age 93, of State Route 287, Morris, PA, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at her home. She was the wife of the late Charles Wilcox, who died in 1983. Gladys was born February 9, 1915 in Nauvoo, PA, the daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude Schmouder Robertson. She was a housewife and member of the Morris United Methodist Church. Surviving are sons, Charles (Donna) Wilcox, Jr., Lawrenceville, PA, and Roger (Mary) Wilcox, St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Sue (Leroy) Young, Wellsboro, PA; sisters, Iva Campbell and Pansy Reinwald; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Lois Kalmbach and Peggy Ottaway. Friends and family are invited to Gladys' Life Celebration on Sunday, March 30, 2008, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2008.

ROBERTSON - Gladys R. Wilcox, 93, of State Route 287, Morris, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at home. She was a housewife. Survivors include her sons, Charles Wilcox Jr. of Lawrenceville, Roger Wilcox of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Sue Young of Wellsboro; sisters, Iva Campbell and Pansy Reinwald. Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 26 mar 2008

ROBBINS EUGENE LEON
Wellsboro Gazette - December 17, 1953
Eugene L Robbins
Eugene L. Robbins, 77, retired railroad engineer and resident of Wellsboro, R. D. 2, died last Wednesday afternoon at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. Alfred Gross officiating,, with interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Mr. Robbins was born April 24, 1876 in Wellsboro.  He served 51 years with the New York Central Railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers.  He is survived by his wife, Harriet Taylor Robbins; five sons, William and Harry of Wellsboro; Leon of Wellsboro, R. D. 2; Leory of Towanda and John of Westfield; two daughters, Mrs. Florence West, of Wellsboro, R. D. 4 and Mrs. Bernice Fleming, of Shadyside, N.J.; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

ROBINSON - DAVIS Ruth Ann Robinson
Age 92, died peacefully at her home at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY, on Sunday evening, November 11. She was surrounded by family and Hospice. The daughter of Frank Crowell Robinson and Ruth Ann Smith, she was born in Springfield, PA, on February 2, 1915. She graduated from Wellsboro High School and attended Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. She is predeceased by her high school sweetheart and husband, John B. Davis. They were married in Florida in 1933 and took up residence in Addison, NY where they operated the Davis General Store, later the Davis Department Store, for many years. After her husband died in 1979, she wintered in Gulfport, FL and summered at the family cottage near Hammondsport, NY on Keuka Lake. While in Florida, she volunteered at Children's Hospital and St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church and the St. Petersburg Little Theatre. Ruth Ann always loved to garden and adored fresh vegetables. One of her favorite things to cook was homemade soup with everything in it but the kitchen sink. Ruth Ann is survived by her beloved family: her sister, Peggy Champlain (Charles) of Los Angeles, CA; her children, Joan Reppert (Nelson) of Ithaca, NY, Linda Roth (Jay) of New Port Richey, FL, Alan Davis (Sue) of Sun City West, AZ, and Richard Davis (Pat) of Corning, NY; and grandchildren, Denise McEnerney, LuAnn Love, Tim Reppert, Kara Shea Crohn, Jeff Davis, Jim Davis, Maria Goldwyn, Diane Savino and Cathy Collins. The great-grandchildren are, Andy Noyes, Sophia Reppert, Angela and Laura McEnerney, Charlie and Remy Love, Oliver and Ezra Davis, Ani and Alenoush Davis, Noah and Neila Goldwyn, Mason Collins; and many nieces and nephews. Her final days were eased in the care of the wonderful nurses and aides at Crispin Hill, the assisted living apartments at Bethany Village and from Southern Tier Hospice. Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service of Eucharistic Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Donald W. Matthews officiating. A gathering and a time of food and fellowship will immediately follow in the church at 12:00 noon. The burial service will take place in Wellsboro Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Barber Funeral Home of Horseheads is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to remember Ruth Ann with a gift are invited to give a memorial in her memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/14/2007.

ROBYLER, HERBERT (SRGP 595)
 Herbert Robyler of Osceola.  A prayer service was held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. and the funeral in the Wellsboro ME Church at 3:30 the Rev. E. Baker Brownell officiated.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

DANIEL S. RODGERS
Daniel Sylvester Rodgers, age 95 of Charleston St., Wellsboro, died on Friday, October 19, 1973 at the Van Zile Home for the Aged. Requiem Mass was held Monday morning at 9:30 am at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas J. Hannigan officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  There was Recitation of Prayers Sunday evening at 8 pm at the funeral home.

ROE Erastus C.
Erastus C. Roe died Thursday at his home on Water Street, aged 80 years.  He was born July 2, 1857, in Middlebury, son of James M., and Harriet Hutchinson Roe.  When eight years of age he moved with his family to a farm in Delmar, where he lived over 40 years.  He was twice married.  His first wife was Miss ida Kizer, who died in 1909.  Two children were born to them, Guy, who died in infancy and Lettie, wife of Lloyd Spiegel, who died in 1908.  On Jan. 7, 1911, he married Mrs. Mae Mastin, who survives with one step-daughter, Mrs. Leon Moshier and four step-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Roe served in Wellsboro for 18 years as Constable of the Second Ward, and resigned four years ago on account of failing health and eyesight.  He also served as Supervisor and School Director in Delmar in his earlier years.  He was a member of the First Baptist church and a faithful attendant there as long as his health permitted.  Funeral services were held at the Bastian Funeral Home Monday, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

ROGERS - Mrs. Agnes Rogers Coolidge, 71, of Wellsboro died Friday, August 27, 1954, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Perley Coolidge. She was employed at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born August 31, 1881, in Charleston Township she was the daughter of William and Maria Sampson Rogers. She is survived by two sons, Cecil and Stuart of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Smith of Mansfield RD#1; three brothers, William and Amos of Wellsboro RD and John of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday with burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 2, 1954

 

ROGERS Glenora E. Rogers

71, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Born July 10, 1940 in Charleston Township in Welsh Settlement in the family home, to Purley W. and Margaret Repard Rogers. She attended Wellsboro Charleston High School graduating in 1958 in the top fourth of the class. A member of the National Honor Society, she was class agent for the 1958 class. She took a three-year secretary course from the International Correspondence School of Scranton and a two year computer course from Penn Tech North Campus. She worked on the night answering service from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., for Doctors Bachman, Coolidge, Erway and Wilson for four years. She was secretary for the Charleston Alumni Association. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and doing ceramics. She was mvery active with the Cancer Society , Easter Seal Society, was a former member of Wednesday Morning Musicales, and a 40-year member of Charleston Valley Grange #54.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorials to the Cancer Society or Easter Seal Society. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 25, 2011

 

ROLAND – Mrs. Jennie M. Field of Wellsboro, widow of Ransford W. Field, died Wednesday morning, April 14, 1954 at the age of 84. She was born in Delmar Township, May 17, 1869, and the daughter of Clayton and Sarah Roland. She is survived by one brother, Charles Roland of Elmira, NY; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Quimby of Wellsboro; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Dr. Fay X. Field, predeceased her several years ago. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert W.L. Mark officiating. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954

 

ROOT James L. Root

James L. Root, 54, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.   He was born on Sept. 15, 1958, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Leroy and Joyce (Cambers) Root.  Jim was employed by Lewis Homes and had worked for the Green Home for many years. He was a member of the Wellsboro Fire Department for over 25 years and enjoyed civil war reenactments, farming and hunting.  He is survived by two sons, Dayton Root of Liberty, Eric Gunderson; brothers, Brion Root of Covington, Richard Root of Mansfield, David Root of Blossburg; sister, Cheryl Nordon of Roslyn, and two grandchildren.   Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette - November 17, 2012

 

ROOT NELLIE [MRS. ALBERT] ROOT
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 22 Nov 1933, p. 1
Mrs. Nellie Root, aged 45 years, wife of Albert Root, died at her home on Wellsboro R.D. 1, at 8:30 Sunday evening. She is survived by her husband and eight children, John of Wellsboro R. D., Mrs. Susie Spencer, of Wellsboro R. D., and Irving, George, Lillian, LaVerne, Mabel and Lula at home. The funeral will be  held at the Evans Funeral Home, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Young of Antrim, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

ROSS Evelyn G. "Marian" (Ross) Carson

96, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, April 7, 2012.  She was born on June 17, 1915, in Sayre, a daughter of the late Raymond and Irene (Earl) Ross. She was the wife of the late Henry J. "Hank" Carson.   She was a member St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, life member of the Mary Wells Chapter 452 Order of the Eastern Star, Rebecca Lodge, Wellsboro Moose Lodge 1147 and was a member and past president of the Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro.  Mrs. Carson is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gary Bulas of Wellsboro, Sharren and Knute Bidne of Walkersville, Md.; son-in-law, Gen. John E. Jaquish; sister, Wanda Daley of Moline, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Traw, Heidi Castle, John Jaquish, Timothy Keck, Jon Keck, Belinda Bulas, Gregory Bulas; seven great-grandchildren; a special friend, Grace Frost of Wellsboro and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Jaquish in 2005.  Friends may call on Tuesday, April 10 from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – April 10, 2012

 

ROUSE CHARLES WILLARD
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 22 Apr 1954, p. 7
Charles Willard Rouse, 63, died in the home of his son, Andrew E. Rouse, in Delmar Township, Monday, Aug. 19, 1954. Born in Addison, N. Y., March 29, 1891, the son of George Willard and Mary Miller Rouse. He was employed at the Wellsboro plant of Corning Glass Works. He is survived by two sons, Andrew Elton of Wellsboro R D4 and Clyde Norris, of Elkland, R. D. 1; two brothers, Walter, of Endicott, and Delos, of Baldwinsville, N. Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Dodge, of Endicott, N.Y., Mrs. Helen Bleil, of Binghamton, and Mrs. Lee Cole, of Oneida, N. Y., 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, with The Rev. Alfred J. Gross officiating and burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

RUMSEY ARTHUR BURDETTE
Articles from the Democrat & Chronicle - August 28, 1941
Watchman Dies in Shaft Plunge
Believed to have fallen six floors down an elevator shaft at the Ellwanger & Barry Building 37 State St., the body of A. Burdette Rumsey, about 50, 86 Hardison Road, Irondequoit, was found early today.  Rumsey, engineer of the building was filling in as a night watchman and had been breaking in a new man, John Eckert, 58 Bancroft Dr.  After making the rounds earlier, Rumsey told Eckert to return at 9 o'clock.  On his return at the scheduled time Eckert was unable to find the engineer.  Aided by his son, Fred, of the ADT office in the building, Eckert searched the big building.  It was not until after midnight that they finally found the body at the foot of the shaft.  The elevator was at the seventh or top floor and it is believed that Rumsey inadvertently walked into the shaft at the sixth floor. August 30, 1941

 

RYMELL Jack W. Rymell

Age 81, of Cole Street, Wellsboro, PA, died March 19, 2011 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of KathLyn Fryer, whom he married August 29, 1992. Jack was born September 30, 1929 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Archie and Elizabeth Davis Rymell. He had been District Manager for North Penn Gas Company. Jack was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, life member of KOC and the American Legion, and

he was an excellent woodworker who enjoyed working in his shop. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, KathLyn; sons, John Rymell (Doreen), Muncy, PA, Joel Rymell (Toni), Columbia Crossroads, PA, and James Rymell (Colleen), Athens, PA; daughter, JeanEtte Kulatunge (Sunil), Athens, PA; stepdaughter, April Hulslander (William), Troy, PA; sisters, Betty Nichols (Harold), Murrietta, CA, and Clara Cannavino, Melbourne, FL; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Christine Rymell; stepson, Percy Frazier; and his first wife, Margaret Bookmiller Rymell. Friends and family are invited to Jack's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Christian Mass will be held Friday, March 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 22, 2011

 

RUMSEY ARTHUR BURDETTE
Rites Slated Today for Accident Victim
Funeral services for A. Burdette Rumsey, 60, of 86 Hardison Rd., Irondequoit who fell to his death down an elevator shaft in the Ellwanger-Barry Building, Wednesday (Aug. 27, 1941) will be conducted at 474 Lyell Ave. at 3 p.m. today.  Mr. Rumsey, engineer of the building, was found in the elevator well early yesterday.  Besides his wife, Margaret Hunter Rumsey, he leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Donovan, a stepson, Robert J. Hunter, three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Derbyshire, Mrs. Ruth Beers and Mrs. Mayme Bowen, and several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be in Wellsboro, Pa.  Coroner David H. Atwater issued an accidental death certificate in the case.

RUMSEY Ellsworth F. Rumsey
71, of Grant St., Wellsboro, died Monday, Jan. 15, 1996, at Williamsport General Hospital, Williamsport. Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Fay H. and Bessie M. King Rumsey. He was a member of the American Legion, Wellsboro, Ossea Lodge #317 F&AM, Wellsboro, Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved gardening, hunting, and especially fly fishing at their cottage on Pine Creek. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and continued as an active member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, retiring as a Captain in 1967. He was a Baptist by faith. He was a retired foreman of the Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division after 38 years of service. Preceding him in death was a daughter, Joyann Dodge, in 1969. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Jean C. Christian Rumsey; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis and Kathleen Rumsey of Ln wrenceville, Dale and LuAnn Rumsey of Wellsboro and Ryane Rumsey of Tioga; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Evelyn Ruinsey of Ellenton, Fla., sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Focht of Wellsboro, Joyce and Travis Sullivan of Glendora, Calif ; Shirley and Philip Sweeney of Burbank, Calif; five granddaughters, five grandsons, five greatgrandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eugene Charsky will officiate. Burial will be made in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

RUSSELL GEORGE MARSH
Gazette and Bulletin -Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA - Monday, 2 Feb 1953
WELLSBORO -- George M. Russell, 82, of Athens, formerly of Wellsboro, a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad fireman, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1953 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Surviving are two sons, Paul E. of Shinglehouse, and G. Robert, of Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen R. Neily, of Towanda RD 6; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Services were held yesterday in Wellsboro.

The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 5 Feb 1953
George M. Russell, former Wellsboro resident, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, last Friday afternoon following a long illness. For many years he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  Born in Wellsboro on March 12, 1870, he was the son of Lucius and Eliza Moriae? Russell. Surviving are two sons, Paul E. of Shinglehouse and G. Robert of Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen R. Neily, of Towanda, R. D. 6; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Services were held last Sunday at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral home with burial in Wellsboro cemetery.

RUSSEL - MAUDE ETHEL PHIPPEN
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 12 Nov 1970
Mrs. Maude E. Phippen, age 77, of Wellsboro died on Sunday at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday with the Rev. R. Blair Moffett officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. F. Wilbur Wilson of Ludlowville, N.Y., and Mrs. Jesse Brooks of Wellsboro; a sister Mrs. Frank Jones of Aurora, N.Y.; ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

RUSSELL PAUL EVERETT
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 7 Feb 1963
Paul Everett Russell, 62 of Shinglehouse, Pa., died Monday, February 4th, 1963 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. He was born April 27, 1900 in Tioga, Pa., the son of George and Ethel Russell.  He was a high school teacher at Oswayo Valley Joint School in Shinglehouse, Pa. Mr. Russell was a communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Wellsboro; past master of Sharon Lodge, No. 598 F. & AM, Shinglehouse; Coudersport Consistory, in Coudersport, Pa.; Jaffa Temple, in Altoona, Pa.; a graduate of the Mansfield State Teachers College; Ohio University and received his masters degree at St. Bonaventure.  Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Margaret Hyde Russell; sister, Mrs. Stephen R. Neiley of Towanda, Pa., brother, G. Robert Russell of Clyde, N. Y.; several nieces and nephews.  Masonic services were conducted at the Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse on Tuesday evening. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery, the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter officiating.

RUSSELL Stephen A.
Wellsboro Gazette - November 19, 1891
—Mr. Stephen A. Russell died at his home in Delmar last Thursday of heart disease. He had been a resident of Delmar for the past 33 years, was a native
of Broome county, N. Y., where he was born in April, 1810.  He was a highly respected farmer and leaves a widow and three children. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon; Revs. A. C. Shaw and O. S. Chamberlayne officiating.

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