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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.


SAMPSON –MRS. MARGARET SAMPSON BUTTON, 82 of Wellsboro, Pa., Friday, July 5, 1957.  She was a member of First Methodist Church, Wellsboro.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Clyde W. Bailey of Wellsboro and Mrs. George Denison of Springfield, Pa.; son, Henry H. Button of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. R. S. Curtis of Geneva, Mrs. Henry Barrett of Kenmore, N.Y., Mrs. James Wilson of Covington; brothers, Fred Sampson of Canoe Camp, Pa., James Sampson of Wellsboro RD and Carl of Rome, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro where services will be held Monday at  p.m. the Rev. Robert W. L. Mark, Wellsboro Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/7/1957

VERONICA A. SAMPSON
 Veronica A. Sampson, 80, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born May 28, 1907, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Robert D. and Daisy L. Gee Sampson. She was a retired nurse of the former Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Bryant of Wellsboro, and a brother, Robert D. of Pensacola, Fla. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  The family provided flowers. Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Mary Satterlee Harding

SATKOWSKI - REDELL, Julia A. (Satkowski)
Age 65, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, November 19, 2007. She was born on November 21, 1941 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony J. and Enola M. (Slocum) Satkowski. Julia was married to the late John T. Redell II. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 23, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/21/2007.

SATTERLEE MARY E.
WELLSBORO GAZETTE, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1936
Mrs. Mary E. Satterlee Harding
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E  Harding, 88, who died Saturday at the home of her; son. Arthur, were conducted yesterday by the Rev. Charles William Sheriff. Interment in Wellsboro  Cemetery.  Born in Delmar, Mrs. Harding was a daughter of Archibald and Fanny Satterlee. She would have been been 89, In May. Seventy years ago she married the late Delos Harding. About 15 years ago, she moved to the home of her son here. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Stella Butler, of Rochester, N. Y., three sons, Arthur, of Wellsboro; Harry, of Seattle, and Claude of San Francisco. Fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

SATTERLY Charles A.
Charles A. Satterly, age 62 died at his home in Elmira, April 18, following a long illness. He was born in Delmar, the son of Robert C. and Annie English Satterly. Until two years ago when his health failed he had been an active farmer in the vicinity of Wellsboro. The deceased is survived by his widow, a step daughter, Miss Esther Welsh of Elmira and one son Richard Satterly of Galeton, also by a brother William Satterly, of Wellsboro and two sisters Mrs. Will Harrison, of Wellsboro and Mrs. Horace Lewis, of Corning. The remains were brought to the home of William Satterly on Lincoln Street where the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. M. E. Hare, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating interment in Wellsboro cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette 4-23-1925

SATTERLY Jennie M.
 MRS. JENNIE M. HARRISON, 84, died Saturday, April 16, 1955, in Wellsboro. She was the widow of William N. Harrison. Born in Wellsboro, June 30, 1870, she was the daughter of Robert and Anna English Satterly. After becoming a member of the Mother Church of the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Boston, Mass., in 1898, with Mrs. Flora Spalding, she established the Christian Science movement in Wellsboro, which has developed into the present First Church of Christ, Scientist. Mrs. Harrison has been inactive for many years, but she was a person who influenced for good everyone whose life she touched. She is survived by one son, Albert W. Harrison of Wilton, Conn., two nieces, Mrs. Richard Satterly of Gafeten, and Mrs. Harford Messner of Roaring Branch; and one cousin Miss Catherine Harrison of Wellsboro. The body was cremated at Wilkers-Barre on Monday and a Christian Science Memorial service was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson and Tussey funeral home. Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator 4-21- 1955

SATTERLY Matthew Lamont
Age 40, of Fawn Lane, Tioga, PA, died May 24, 2009 at his home. He was the son of Lamont Satterly and Sandra Campbell. Matthew was a quality control inspector for Hilliard Corporation, and a trainer/supervisor for the PA State Forestry, Department of Parks. He loved to hunt, read and write, and enjoyed golfing and filmmaking. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran. Surviving are his father, Lamont Satterly, and his wife, Sue, of Ambler, PA; mother, Pastor Sandra Brant, Ulster, PA; brother, Brent Satterly, and partner, Don Dyson, of Westmont, NJ; daughters, Kayla Marie Brant, Athens, PA, and Chelsea Ryan Satterly, Lawrenceville, PA; sons, Steven Matthew Satterly and Robert David Satterly, both of Lawrenceville, PA; fraternal grandmother, Lillian Satterly, Wellsboro, PA; maternal grandfather, Halton Campbell, Ulster, PA; several stepbrothers. Friends and family are invited to Matthew's Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bob Strozyk of the Lawrenceville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made in his memory to the Great Dane Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 5543, Plymouth, MI 48l70. www.lifecelebration.com.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2009

 

SATTUR Agnes Dorothy

Ivan E Wilson's first wife was Agnes Dorothy Sattur of Newport, RI. Born 1926.  She died in 1955 Wellsboro, PA. She worked at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on the nursing staff. She is buried in the Wellsboro Cemetery.   Gary I Wilson, stepson

 

SAXTON –ELLA D. SAXTON KARSCHNER, 95, entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the Claremont Nursing Center, Carlisle. Ella formerly resided in Afton, N.Y. and Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Karschner in 2004 after 38 years of marriage. She was predeceased by her siblings: Inez Sutton, Pearl Wormley, Lynn Saxton, and Arlene Whiting. Born in the farming community of Rathbun, N.Y., she graduated from Addison High School, N.Y., class of 1937. Ella was employed at the Wellsboro A&P Grocery as a cashier, where she made lifelong friendships. An avid hunter and Yankee baseball fan, she was proudest of her accomplishment of blood donations to the Red Cross, totaling over ten gallons. Ella assisted her husband in his funeral business. As a homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing and quilting, crafts, reading, entertaining family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She served faithfully at the Afton and Wellsboro Presbyterian churches. Survived by stepdaughters, Karen Bickford of Lancaster, Kathleen Coffey (Frank) of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, David Coffey (Amanda) of Camp Hill, Adam Bickford (Wendy) of Lancaster, David Bickford (Annette) of Dover, Janelle Bickford of Gisbourne, New Zealand; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and dear friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St, Wellsboro, with visitation at noon, service at 12:30 p.m.; and a luncheon to follow in the fellowship hall. Private burial will be at Wellsboro Cemetery prior to service. In lieu of flowers, please contribute in Ella's memory to the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St, Wellsboro, PA. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. –Wellsboro Gazette 11/18/2014

SAYLOR Robert - Robert R. Saylor, 63, of Woodland Avenue, Wellsboro, died
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Williamsport Hospital. Bob was born July 25, 1946, in Albany, Ore., the son of the late Kenneth R. and Lois L. Petermen Saylor. He was a 911 field technician for Tioga County Emergency Services. Bob was a member of the Wellsboro Fire Department and founding member of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. He is survived by many close friends. Bob's Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, June 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wellsboro Fire Department or to the National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, Ky. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 26, 2010

SCASE ALICE NEFF
Mrs. Alice – Wellsboro, Pa. – Mrs. Alice M. Neff of Lyons, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro died Saturday in Edward Barber Hospital in Lyons. She was 83.
Mrs. Neff was born Dec. 18, 1889 in England, a daughter of James and Lucy Hunt Scase. Surviving are a son, James Brague of Lyons; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Wilson of Niagara Falls; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. There are no calling hours, and services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m., at Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. (hand written on this article – 25 Aug 1973)ef.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifSCASE - Ruth Scase Fowler, age 100, of Wellsboro, died Friday, March 2, 2007 at Broad Acres. She was the wife of Ernest W. Fowler, who died Dec. 14, 1977. Ruth was born Nov. 1 1906 in Antrim, the daughter of James Robert and Jane Ann Wood Scase. She was a homemaker and member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Antrim. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest J. and Patricia Fowler, Wellsboro; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nieces and nephew. There will be no visitation. Funeral service to be private at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be made in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, in care of Ruthie Zuchowski, Wellsboro, PA 16901 - Mansfield Gazette, 7 March 2007

 

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Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Broad Acres.  She was the wife of the late Leland E. Lewis who died
Oct. 23, 2004. Verna was born Dec. 25, 1908, in Claridge, the daughter of the late Fred and Anna Sampson Scheeley.  She was a graduate of Charleston High School, Wellsboro High School and Elmira Business Institute, Elmira, N.Y. She was a retired office secretary for Lewis Mobile Homes, Wellsboro. Verna was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro and former member of the Rebekah Lodge and Mary Wells Chapter #452, Wellsboro.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Joan Lewis of Wellsboro; granddaughter and husband, Cathy and Timothy Driebelbies of Wellsboro; grandson and wife, Scott E. and Tami Lewis of Wellsboro; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Leone Kaltenbach.  Friends and family are invited to Verna's Life Celebration on Wednesday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be on Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Jeff McCleary officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from June 13 to June 22, 2010

SCHEIDWEILER MARY LOUISE
Miss Mary Louise Scheidweiler, age 91, of Wellsboro, died September 11, 1972 at Wellsboro. She was born October 4, 1880 in Wellsboro, the daughter of William and Minnie Comosh Scheidweiler. She was a retired school teacher. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. C. Briggs of Wellsboro; three nephews, William A. Briggs of Wellsboro; Bernard Scheidweiler, of Painted Post, NY; and Phillip Scheidweiler of Bowling Green, OH; one niece, Mrs. Barbara White of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1:30p.m. with the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

Miss Mary L. Sheidweiler, age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, Monday, Sept. 11m 1972. No calling hours. Private funeral service Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by sister, J. C. Briggs of Wellsboro; three nephews, William A. Briggs of Wellsboro, Bernard Sheidweiler of Bowling Green, OH; niece, Mrs. Barbara White of St. Louis, MO. Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home Wellsboro.

SCHEIDWEILER- MRS. NELLIE S. BRIGGS
 Mrs. Nellie S. Briggs, 86, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1973, in the Hash Convalescent Home.  She was the widow of Jay C. Briggs. She was born June 7, 1886, in Wellsboro, a daughter of William and Minnie Comosh Scheidweiler. Mrs. Briggs was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and its Ladies' Guild. Surviving are a son, William A. of Wellsboro, and a grandson. The funeral was held Saturday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Canon Harry T. Frownfelter, her pastor, officiated.

SCHOFIELD - Alice D. Stermer, 91, of Norway Ridge Road, Woodhull, NY died, Sunday Dec. 16, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born June 20, 1916 in Southport, NY, the daughter of Clifford H. and Ella Grinnell Schofield. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3 p.m. with Rev. Fletcher Brothers officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrenceville Volunteer Ambulance Association, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 or Guthrie Health Care System, Attention: Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 - Mansfield Gazette, 19 December 2007

SCHOONOVER Matilda
MRS. MATILDA HERRINGTON, widow of the late George Herrington of Shippen died of pneumonia on Sunday morning, at he home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Thompson in Mansfield.  Many residents in this section will remember Mrs. Herrington when she and her husband conducted the old-fashioned hotel, known as “Herringtons,” above Ansonia.  For many years it was headquarters for hunters and fisherman from this locality.  Mrs. Herrington was 79 years of age.  The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at Mansfield and the remains were brought here for burial.  Mrs. Thompson is a patient at the Hornellsville sanitarium and was not able to be present at her mother’s funeral.  (Wellsboro Cemetery July 14, 1822 – December 30, 1901) –Griffin Scrapbook (handwritten on article 1902)

 

SCHWAB Charles

Leetonia, Sept. 30.  A fatal accident happened Friday morning about 9 o’clock, when Charles Schwab, conductor on the Leetonia Railway, train No. 58, lost his life in attempting to drop a car load of lumber from a switch in the hemlock yards here.  He had boarded the car and in tightening the brake, the chain connecting the rod and brake stem suddenly broke.  This made him lose his balance, whirling him in front of the moving car.  One leg was totally severed from his body, and the other was badly bruised.  He died while being taken to the Williamsport hospital.  Besides his widow and one son, Charles, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Godfrey Schwab; four sisters, Mrs. Dennis Smith, Mrs. Frank Kelley, and Frieda Schwab, of this place, and two brothers, Edward and Herman.  Mr. Schwab was well-liked and his sudden death was a shock to all who knew him.  He leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Wellsboro.  Short services were held at his late home here Sunday at 11 o’clock.  The remains were taken to Wellsboro, where services were held in the chapel in the Wellsboro cemetery.  (additional info on same page) – At 8:30 Friday morning, Charles J. Schwab, conductor, was switching a carload of lumber at Leetonia, when the brake-chain broke on the down grade and threw him off the car in front of the wheels.  His left leg was cut off at the hip and his hip terribly crushed.  He was immediately taken on board the train and started for Williamsport, but he died before the train reached Cedar Run.  Mr. Schwab was 32 years of age.  He leaves a widow and one son, aged five years, besides his mother, three sisters, and two brothers, all residing at Leetonia, and one sister in Philadelphia.  Mr. Schwab was a member of Ossea Lodge, F. & A.M. of Wellsboro.  Mr. Schwab’s remains were brought here and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Mr. Schwab was an excellent citizen and his death is mourned by many friends.   Wellsboro Agitator, 1 October 1919.

 

SCOLARI Peter A.
Age 62, of Charleston Road, Wellsboro, PA, died September 30, 2007 at his home, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Sandra Baltzley Scolari, whom he married May 6, 1966. Pete was born April 7, 1945 in St. Mary's, PA, the son of Peter J. and Evelyn Emmert Scolari. He was the national sales manager for Barefoot Flooring, Inc., attended the Dexter Baptist Church, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan Scolari, Greenville, SC, Anthony and Kristy Scolari, Greenville, SC, and Peter and Heidi Scolari, Wellsboro, PA; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Anthony and Justin Scolari of Greenville, SC, and Autumn, Zackariah, Victoria, "Little Pete" and Megan Scolari of Wellsboro, PA; sister, Rose Whalen, St. Mary's, PA; brother, Donald Scolari, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Robert Scolari. Friends and family are invited to Pete's Life Celebration on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Dexter Baptist Church, 1215 Route 660, Wellsboro, PA, with Pastor James Truax officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

SCRANTON, Diane I. - Diane I. Bookmiller, 73, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Atwell M. Bookmiller Jr., who preceded her in death June 28, 2012. Diane was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Wellsboro. She was the daughter of Allen C. and Evelyn Faye (Campbell) Scranton.Diane was employed as a trust officer at Greenwich Connecticut Bank before she retired. She enjoyed decorating, flowers and bird watching. Diane especially loved her dogs, Peaches and Dolly. Diane and her husband, Atwell, were Legacy Donors at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and Mansfield University.Diane is survived by her father, Allen C. Scranton; her sisters, Linda Gamble (Tom), Carol Scranton, all of Wellsboro; her step-children, Atwell M. Bookmiller III (Kathryn) of Landisville, Alan M. Bookmiller (Nawal), of Temple, Ga.; Mary A. Bookmiller (Ed Lugo), of Tallahassee,Fla., Marla A. Dochstader (Kurbin) of Lakeland, Fla.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Dr. Stephanie Gamble-Colosimo (Kevin) of Buffalo, N.Y., Emily J. (Scranton) Kreider (Joshua) of Wellsboro; and nephew, Michael Gamble of Kennebunkport, Maine. She was preceded in death by her mother.A private graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Memorials may be made in Diane's name to Williamsport Regional Hospital ICU. Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro. -  Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016

IRA ALLEN SCRIVENS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scrivens Jr. of 404 E. Orchard St., Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1962.  Survived by parents; sister, Cindy Lee at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scrivens Sr. of Athens; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hakes of South Waverly.  Body at Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly.  Calling hours today 2 60 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Willard C. May.  Tioga Point Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962

JOSEPH N. SEARFOSS SR., 62 Wellsboro died August 12, 2000 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Jane A. Alexander Searfoss with whom he celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on April 21, 2000.  He was born April 9, 1938 in Sayre a son of the late Joseph F. and Anna Bourdette Searfoss.  He was the co-owner/operator (along with his son) of Seals Building Creek Truss Co. in Wellsboro.  Prior to this he was manager of the Wellsboro and Troy Acme Markets.  He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose and loved NASCAR racing.  Surviving are his wife, Jane of Wellsboro; son Joseph N. Searfoss Jr., Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Polly and David Gatgen, Wellsboro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Shirley Searfoss, Waverly, NY; Robert and Gail Searfoss, Beaver Dams, NY; Ronald and Audrey Searfoss, Waverly, and David and Sandy Searfoss, Coraopolis, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Donald Ribey, Gillett; Joanne and Gerald Jones, Painted Post, NY; Beverly and Monti Russell, Waverly; Florence and Carl Vernon, Waverly and Lois and Marilyn Wood, Ulster; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Searfoss and a sister, Ruth Searfoss.  Services were held at the Tussey Mosher Funeral home, Wellsboro on August 16 with the Rev. Kenneth Kitzmiller officiating.  Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Mr. George W. Sears [SRGP 88284]
Last Thursday morning Mr. George W. Sears died at his home on Central avenue in this borough.  He had been confined to the house for several months and had been steadily failing in strength and his death was not unexpected.  He was in his 69th year.  He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters.  The funeral was held on Saturday morning, and it was largely attended.  Rev. E. B. Cornell of the First Baptist Church conducted a short religious service and then Mr. Sears remains were laid to rest upon the little knoll in front of the house, this spot having been selected by him long ago for his last resting place.  George W. Sears was born at Oxford Plains, Mass., December 2, 1821.  He attended the common schools and worked at shoemaking with his father and brothers until he arrived at the age of 16.  He then slipped on board a whaling vessel in search of an adventure and he then no doubt imaginable to better his condition in life.  He had always been rather fail and he was unable to stand the hardships of a sailor and soon fell sick.  He was put off on the island and of Fayal, Ont., of the group of the Azores, off the coast of Portugal and before he lay sick of fever and lung trouble for months.  At last he recovered sufficiently to be sent home by the American Consul.  Soon after his return his father moved to western New York and George drifted to Addison, Steuben county, where he worked at his trade for some time.  About this time he came to be known by the familiar name of Bacchus, and the nickname clung to him all the rest of his life.  Bacchus always loved Nature in her wildest dress and he had a fondness for being alone in the deep forest where with his gun and fishing rod he kept his little camp supplied with game.  It was about 1840 that he came to this borough while going from Addison to his hunting grounds and principally on account of the abundance of game in this region at that time he was attracted to this place as a home.  He accordingly opened a small shoe shop here in 1840 and there remained in business off and on for about 17 years and much of the time since he has worked on the shoemaker’s bench as a journeyman.  He married Miss Mariette Butler in August, 1857.  When the war broke out Mr. Sears enlisted in Company E of the old Bucktails and he served from April to August when he was discharged on account of a sprained foot.  In the spring of 1866 he went to Minnesota for his health but returned in a year and in 1867 he went to Brazil and spent four months along the banks of the Amazon.  While among the natives he devised an improvement in the means of drying rubber, it being a drum upon which the juice of the tree was poured as the drum was revolved by a crank over the smoke of the palm nuts.  When he came home he enlisted several prominent Wellsboro gentlemen in his enterprise and in the spring of 1870 he went back to the rubber district of Brazil to introduce his invention.  But the natives were averse to using machinery in the process being perfectly content to dry the milky juice on the old time clay mould so the inventor met with disappointment and came home again.  In 1871 Mr. Sears was employed as a writer upon the Agitator.  But the close application was distasteful to him and he resumed his old trade, taking long outings every summer.  In the warm months of 1880 he spent many weeks in the Adirondack region and again in 1883 he made a canoe voyage among the rivers and lakes of the northern wilderness and wrote a series of interesting letters about the scenery and fishing in that region for the Forest and Stream.  Mr. Sears was called eccentric because he chose to ignore the weary and devious roads by which men attain wealth and position.  He cared for neither, but was happiest when he could get off into the woods and enjoy the solitude of camp life.  Naturally he was endowed with a love of poetry and early in life he “dropped into verse,” many of his productions being written upon birch bark while he was in camp.  It was while in the Adirondack woods that Mr. Sears, under the nom de plume of “Nessmuk” wrote a volume on Woodcraft which was intended as a book of instruction in all the details of camp life, his experience in that line specially fitting him for the task.  Bacchus used to say that he believed he had spent fully 12 years of his life in the woods and from his “Nessmuk” hunting knife to his ditty bag his outfit was unique, his advice being to go light.”  His book was intensely interesting and it was a success.  At the urgent request of many of Mr. Sears’s personal friends he gathered together most of the versus he had written, and in 1887 they were published in a handsome volume called ‘Forest Runes.”  It contains most of his best rhymes and will be preserved by those who knew “Bacchus in memory of one who was for many years a familiar figure upon our streets and was a man known by his close friends as warm hearted and generous to a fault.  (Tuesday, May 6, 1890, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

SEYMOUR – Mrs. Matthew S. BLAIR
Mrs. Emma Jane SEYMOUR BLAIR aged 72 years, wife of Rev. Matthew SHAW BLAIR, pastor of the Church of Christ, of Wellsboro died at 9:05 o’clock Sunday morning May 24, 1931, at her home on East Avenue after a short illness.  She was born Feb. 15, 1859 at Mainsburg, Tioga County PA., daughter of George W. and Ellen SEYMOUR.  She is survived by her husband and three children;   Dr. Walter BLAIR, of Chester, Pa., Mrs. Ellen LUCE of Perryopolis, Pa., and Miss Margaret BLAIR of Wellsboro.  A son John died July 1, 1930.  Mrs. BLAIR is also survived by four grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers:  Mrs. A. J. RUMSEY of Mansfield; Mrs. Mary BARTLETT of Mainsburg; Ernest and Clayton SEYMOUR of Mainsburg, and Clyde SEYMOUR of Troy, Bradford County.  Mrs. BLAIR was beloved by all who knew her and her death is mourned by a host of friends. The funeral will be held this afternoon at two o’clock; interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

SHABLOSKI Joseph S. Age 79, of Balsam Road, Wellsboro, PA, died July 10, 2006 at Broad Acres. He was the husband of Lola L. Dexter Shabloski, whom he married August 19, 1948. Joe was born May 3, 1927 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Joseph J. and Angeline Fermenick Shabloski. He owned and operated Gra-Hil Construction Company for over forty years, was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, #1147, Wellsboro. Joe was an Army Veteran during World War II, 1st Calvary Division, Pacific Theatre. Surviving are his wife, Lola; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Shabloski, Joseph and Bonnie Shabloski, and William Shabloski and Kelly Losinger, all of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Tom Gray, Penacook, NH; grandchildren, Randy Shabloski and Patty Boyce, Jake and Martie Shabloski, and Lisa, Alicia and Heather Gray; and great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Huck, Wellsboro, and Margaret (Duane) Cobb, Lawrenceville, PA; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Shabloski, Roberta Shabloski, and Sydna Shabloski, all of Wellsboro. Joe was predeceased by three brothers, Michael, Stanley and Jerome Shabloski. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Shane Kirby officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent in Joe's memory to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

GILBERT M. SHAW
Gilbert M. Shaw, 75, of 83 East Avenue, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, September 26, 1973, at his home following a prolonged illness. He was born in Wellsboro on June 6, 1898, a son of Lorenzo and Alice Reisenring Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church. He was a retired employe of the former New York Central Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenancemen. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence McComb; a daughter, Mrs. James J. Gridley, of Bethlehem; two sons, Earl L., of Wellsboro, and Kenneth of Scranton; a brother, Glenn Shumway, of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Susan Focht, of Wellsboro, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Roger McNairn, his pastor, officiated.

LEON L. SHAW age 77 of RD 3 Mansfield, Pa. Tuesday November238, 1978 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at the Tussy Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Friday at 11 am.  Rev. David Weaver, his pastor, officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1978

 

SHEMONSKY, John - John Shemonsky, aged 40 years, of Wellsboro, R. D. 4, died Jan. 20, of pneumonia, following influenza.  His wife and daughter are ill with influenza.  The funeral will be held this afternoon; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919

 

ALBERT SHEPARD
 Albert Shepard, 87, of Canandaigua, NY, and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday, May 26, 1973, in St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on May 18. He was born in Tioga County on July 21, 1885, a son of Silas and Florence Smith Shepard. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emeline Engert, of Crystal River, Fla; a son, Floyd, of Canandaigua; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral was held Thursday at Spink's, 126 Main Street.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. James W. Garthoff, pastor of Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, officiated.

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Miss Jean Sheriff Dies Unexpectedly July 27th at Home. Funeral services for Miss Jean Adelaide Sheriff of 23 Grant Street, Wellsboro, were held Friday, June 30, at the Tussey Funeral Home at 2 o’clock. She had been found dead Tuesday, June 27 at her home from natural causes. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, her pastor was assisted by the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams of Wellsboro, retired area minister of the Pennsylvania and the Delaware Baptist Conventions. The Rev. Mr. Abrams had previously served the Wellsboro congregation as pastor for several years. Officials of the Wellsboro Area School District and of the First Baptist Church were bearers: Mahlon E. Northrop, John L. Delbert, William Wenner, Jesse Bliss, Clarence D. Haner, and William Scudder. Interment was in the family plot in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Miss Sheriff was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Charles William Sheriff of Wellsboro. She came here with her family when her father became pastor of the First Baptist Church and of several nearby congregations in 1916 remaining till 1919. She returned with her family when her father was recalled to the Churches in 1926. Jean Sheriff was born February 1, 1912 at Huntingdon, PA, in the minister’s residence of the First Baptist Church. She was entered in a private kindergarten there till her father moved to Philadelphia as field representative of the Baptist Institute. She began her formal education in the public schools of Wellsboro and continued in Allentown, PA (1918, when her father was on leave as Protestant acting chaplain at Camp Crane in World War I), Huntingdon, PA. (her father had been recalled to his pastorate there, too), Canton and Camden, NJ. She returned as a pupil to the Wellsboro school system in 1926, when her father was recalled to the Baptist pastorate of the community, and remained associated with it for the remainder of her life. Moving up through the system, she was graduated from the Wellsboro Area High School with the Class of 1931. For her higher education she matriculated at the Mansfield State Teachers College in 1931 as it was being reorganized from the Mansfield State Normal School and was a member of the last two-year class to be graduated from the Wellsboro Area High School with the Class of 1931. For her higher education she matriculated at the Mansfield State Teachers College in 1931 as it was being reorganized from the Mansfield State Normal School and was a member of the last two-year class to be graduated in 1933 with the diploma. Continuing, she became a member of the college’s first four-year class of students. However, at the end of her junior year she gave up full-time status to accept appointment to a second grade teaching vacancy in Wellsboro. Pursuing the courses during summers, she received her bachelor of science degree in 1939 (Her college certificate from the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Instruction was made permanent in 1943) Included in summers spent in further specialized courses included a summer in the Graduate School of the Pennsylvania State University. After teaching several grades at various times, Miss Sheriff elected to concentrate on the third grade level. She had worked in all elementary buildings of the district, beginning at Grant Street, moving to the Charlotte Lapla School and finally to the new area elementary structure. Having always held memberships in the Wellsboro Area Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the National Education Association, she had the United Teaching Profession’s certificate for membership during Pennsylvania’s first year of unification, 1969. At Miss Sheriff’s father’s death in 1953, she decided to stay in Wellsboro and make a new home for her mother. The Joseph Williams property at Grant and Walnut Streets, across from the Grant Street schoolyard, was purchased and occupied in August. Only three months later, on November 13, her mother died suddenly, but Miss Sheriff was determined to maintain a home in Wellsboro and lived in the house till her death in it. In addition to her interests in her home, her schools, and friends she had held a student membership in the Tioga Country Club and had kept her membership in the First Baptist Church. At various times she had taught in its Sunday School and in its Vacation Bible School. She was pianist in the primary department for many years and a member of the senior choir for many years. Miss Sheriff had resided in Wellsboro a total of forty-eight years, most of them in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church. She had been associated with the school system here for most of those years and taught thirty-seven of them, becoming the senior elementary teacher. She is survived by a brother, the Rev. Wilbur Spenser Sheriff, PhD, of Williamsport.

 

SHERMAN Dale Benjamin Sherman

70, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at his residence in Wellsboro. He was the husband of Iva Marie Davenport Harriger Wheeler whom he married on July 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Elizabeth Scounten Gibson, Oct. 11, 2004. Dale was born Dec. 17, 1942, the son of the late Lisle R. and Edith Mary Weller Sherman. He was raised on a farm in Middlebury Center. Dale graduated from Wellsboro Senior High in 1959. He worked on farms and a feed mill. Dale joined the PA Army National Guard in 1960; he was among the unit dispatched to Ft. Polk, Louisiana in 1961. Dale was a United States Army veteran. He worked many jobs throughout his lifetime. Dale worked at foundries, farm machinery dealers, lumber mill, bartender, and Western Auto. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, Tioga-Hammond Lakes for 25 years, retiring at the end of 2004. Dale resided in Middlebury, moved to Pinnacle Towers in Wellsboro in 2008. That is where he met and married his wife Iva. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his step-children, Tina Brown (Chris) of Toms River, N.J., Cathy Phillips of Wake Forest, N.C., Daniel Harriger (Kathy) of Gallatin, Tenn., Gloria Gibson of Williamsport, Vernon (Christine Fedoriu) Gibson of Williamsport, Sharon (Gene) Heck of Knoxville; sister, Jane Osani of Wellsboro; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and three nieces. Friends and family are invited to Dale's Life Celebration Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Bob Ayers officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dale's name to Iva M. Sherman, 10 Cole St., Apt. 207, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, to help with expenses.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 8, 2013 

 

SHERMAN –MARY ESTELLA BAKER, 91, of Horse Thief Run Rd., Wellsboro, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John L. Baker, whom preceded her in death October 31, 1999. Mary was born September 17, 1923, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Ross W. and Mary X. (Putman) Sherman. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and spending time doing the crossword puzzles. She also loved to watch Nascar Racing; her favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. She was a member of the former Kennedyville Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Janet Baker, Lawrenceville, Ross and Bonnie Baker and Erwin (Butch) and Nancy Baker, all of Wellsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Erwin, David, Hobart, Cecil and Myron Sherman. Friends and family are invited to Mary's Life Celebration on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 6-8pm at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11am, at the funeral home with Rev. Maxine Mills officiating. Interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/16/2015

 

 SHERWOOD - Miss Anna Jane Sherwood, aged 65 years, died suddenly at her home on Main street, Thursday night. She had been in poor health for several months, but has been confined to her home for only a week. She was born May 28, 1877, in Wellsboro, daughter of Walter and Juliette Nichols Sherwood and spent her entire life in Wellsboro. She had been librarian of the Green Free Library, for the past seven years and was assistant librarian 13 years. She was a member of the D.A.R., and St. Paul's Episcopal church. She is survived by two brothers, Harry, of Wellsboro and Allen of Chicago, Ill.; and by several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home, Rev. Albert K. Hayward, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Pall bearers were: Charles G. Webb, Esq., Charles F. Miller, Dr. Louis A. Lyon, S.Y. Doumaux, B.L. Boom and Harry F. Padgett. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 24, 1942

SHERWOOD - Attorney Harry N. Sherwood, aged 70 years, of Wellsboro, died at the Blossburg hospital Sunday April 18 [1943]. He was born in Wellsboro, son of the late Attorney Walter Sherwood and Juliet Nichols Sherwood. He was educated in the Wellsboro schools, studied law in his father's office and was later associated with him in his profession. He married Miss Clover Brewster of Wellsboro, who died several years ago. His survivors include two sons, Walter Sherwood of Bel Air, MD; and Edward of Elmira; also a brother, Allen, of Chicago; and three grandchildren, Lt. Jefferson Sherwood, stationed in Louisiana, Shirley and Annie Sherwood, of Bel Air, MD, formerly of Wellsboro. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Albert H. Head, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 21, 1943

SHERWOOD - Walter Sherwood Died Sunday - Esteemed Wellsboro Attorney had a Long and Useful Career
Water Sherwood, Esq., aged 87 years, died Sunday afternoon, June 21 [1931], about 6 o'clock, after several months' illness, at his home on Main street in Wellsboro. He is survived by one daughter, Anna, at home, and by two sons, Harry N. Sherwood, Esq., who was associated with his father in his law practice, and Allen, of Brookfield, Illinois; by two grandchildren, Attorney Walter Sherwood, 2nd, and Edward Sherwood; and two great-grandchildren, Jefferson and Shirley Sherwood, of Wellsboro. Mr. Sherwood was born in Knoxville, Tioga county, PA, Nov. 21, 1843, the only child of the late Hon. Henry Sherwood, one of Tioga county's best known citizens. His parents moved to Wellsboro when he was a child and he had spent most of his life here. He studied law with his father and was admitted to the bar in 1867. After serving as clerk in his father's office for two years, was taken into partnership, which was known as Henry Sherwood & Son. After the retirement of his father in 1888, the firm was known as Sherwood & Owlett, the late E.H. Owlett, Esq., being the partner. He was married March 28, 1870, to Juliet E. Nichols, daughter of Judge Levi I. and Sarah J. Nichols. The three children born to them are now living. The family are members of St. Paul's Episcopal church, and Mr. Sherwood was connected with the I.O.O.F. Politically, he was a Democrat, and always earnestly supported that party. He served on the Borough Council for many years and was Burgess for four years. Mr. Sherwood possessed a remarkable memory, and was one of the best informed men in Tioga county, especially in all matters pertaining to history. His kindly and courteous manner endeared him to all who knew him and he was most highly esteemed throughout Tioga county. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. George B. VanWaters officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 24, 1931

EARL W. SHIRK
 Earl W. Shirk, age 70, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, formerly of 22 Woodland Avenue, died suddenly at the Ocean View Hospital in Myrtle Beach, SC on Thursday afternoon where he had been admitted Monday night.  A funeral was held at St. Phillips Lutheran Church on Saturday morning with his pastor, Rev. William F. Wingard officiating. He was District Sales Manager in Tioga and Potter Counties for Nationwide Insurance Company until his retirement in 1963, after which he moved to South Carolina. He was a member of the Murrells Inlet Lodge No. 368, F&AM and Williamsport Consistory.  He was also a member of Moose Lodge No. 1396, Past President of Surfside-Garden City Lions Club and was actively serving as Secretary of the Club at this time.  He was a member of Surfside Fire Department and was serving as Secretary-Treasurer of Surfside Rescue Squad. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Vanturia Shirk, two sons, E. Walter Shirk Jr. and Robert E. Shirk of Surfside Beach, SC, two daughters, Leona Hackenberg of Swengle, Pa. and Belva Steese of Mifflingburg, Pa. and a step-daughter, Mrs. William J. (Phyllis) Sticklin of Wellsboro, Pa. Masonic services were held Monday evening at the Tussey Funeral Home.  Services were held there Tuesday at 1:30 by Rev. Fred Jordan, summer pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

SHORT Mildred M

Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA--Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1993, Pg 12

Mildred M. Southworth, 95, of Water St., Wellsboro, died Sunday, Jan 24, 1993 at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 19, 1897 in Chatham Twp, she was the daughter of Lovell and Mae Churchill Short. She was a lifelong resident of Tioga County and a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her husband, Walter M. Southworth who died Dec 5, 1981; 2 sons Harold & James Southworth; one daughter, Virginia 'Mickey' Weidner. Surviving her are 4 daughters: Lorena Coates of Mansfield, Betty Weller of Wellsboro, Lila Johnson of Belmont, NY and Norma Preston of Andover, NY; 2 sons: Douglas Southworth of Jacksonville, FL and the Rev. Lyle 'Bob' Southworth of Wellsboro; one brother, Alfred Short of Elmira, NY.......Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

FRANCES R. SHOVE
 Miss Frances Rebecca Shove, age 95 of Wellsboro died on Sunday March 17 at Hash's Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Miss Shove, a graduate of Bucknell University was a retired Wellsboro Area School teacher.  She was one of the founders of the Wellsboro Music Club and also served as its secretary. She was born in Tioga County on May 7, 1878 the daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Pearce Shove.  She is survived by several cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Patton officiating.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

SHRAWDER Rev. Kermit O. Shrawder, Sr.

86, of Wellsboro died on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.  He was the husband of Pauline Fertig Shrawder who predeceased him Feb. 19, 2004. Kermit was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Winfield, the son of the late, Ollie Shrawder and Ida Forrey Shrawder.  He was a retired United Methodist minister, having served the following churches - Port Ann Charge, Stoverdale; Middlebury Parish; Mardorf Altoona, Altoona; New Freedom Parish, Shrewsbury; East Smithfield Charge, Burlington and Asaph Middle Ridge Charge. Kermit graduated from Eastern Pilgrim College, Wesley Seminary and Mansfield University. Kermit was a United States Army veteran, who served in World War II. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Kermit (Mary) Shrawder, Jr. of Orangeburg, S.C., Kenneth (Dianne) Shrawder of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Angela (Jason) Casher, Brian (Aubree) Shrawder, Lynn and Sarah Shrawder; four great-grandchildren, Klaryssa Riley Casher, Payge Casher, Lucas and Elijah Shrawder; several nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be on Sunday Aug. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen streets. Funeral will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. C. Franklin Helt, officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made to the church of your choice, in Kermit's name.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 25, 2012  

 

SHUMWAY EDITH SHUMWAY HODDER
 Mrs. Edith Shumway Hooder, age 87, of 28 Utica Ave., Binghamton, NY died Thursday, April 12, 1973 at Wilson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Surviving are her husband, William C. Hodder, son Walter Heffner of Aptos, California, three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Arnold of Aptos, California, Mrs. June Murray of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Phyllis Francis of Chenango Bridge, NY.  One brother, Peter Shumway of Middlebury Center, Pa.  Eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held last Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Binghamton, NY.  Burial in Wellsboro cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Heart Fund in Mrs. Hodder's memory.

 

SHUMWAY Michael R. Shumway

50, of York, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011.  Michael was born March 30, 1961, in Wellsboro, the son of the late John D. and Eula Mae Turlington Shumway.  He was of the Baptist faith.  Surviving are his step-mother, Sara Shumway of York; sisters, Martha (Lance) Kubas of Wellsboro, MaryJane (Lee) Watson of Wellsboro, Kaye (Brian) Aumick of Mainesburg; brother, Glenn "Buddy" Shumway of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  There will be no services. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 3, 2011

 

WILLIAM V. SIDEY age 71, of 123 South Main St., Athens, PA, Tuesday, April 8, 1986.  Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral home, Athens, Rev. Wilmot Mather will officiate.  Burial, Tioga Point Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sayre Fire Dept. Ambulance Corps. Or ICU Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Pauline; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Shirley) Mullen of Sayre and Mrs. Joseph (Mary Jane) Murphy of RD 1, Athens; 2 sons, Donald Yale of Williamsport and James Sidey of Athens; 16 grandchildren; a brother, John of Fairfield, PA.  Mr. Sidey worked as an Electrician at the American Bridge Works for 29 years, retiring in 1975.  –Elmira Star-
Gazette 4/10/1986

SIGNOR Jacob I
Wellsboro Gazette – March 1, 1928
Jacob I. Signor, aged 73 years, a well-known and successful farmer of this vicinity, died at his home on the Stony Fork road last Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock of heart failure, following a long period of ill health.  Mr. Signor was born in Kingston, N.Y. a son of Captain David A. and Sarah M. Signor. He received his education in the public schools of Utica. On Oct. 26, 1882 he married Miss Etta Stone and came to this vicinity where he had since resided. He was a member of the Grange and a highly respected citizen, leaving Many warm friends who regret his death.  Besides his wife he is survived by a brother, George C. Signor, of Philadelphia, and two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Randall, of Binghamton, and Mrs. G. J. Purcell, of Buffalo.  Funeral services were held from the home Saturday, Rev. W. J. Brown officiating; burial in Wellsboro cemetery.

 

SIGNOR Jacob I.

Corning Evening Leader – Friday, February 24, 1928

STONY FORK, Pa., Feb, 24.— Jacob I. Signor, aged 73, died Wednesday night at his home on the Stony Fork road, Mr. Signor was born at Kingston, the son of Captain David. A, and Sarah M. BeDell Signor.  At the age of 21 years, Mr. Signor came to Tioga county, where he had since resided and had successfully engaged in farming. A home loving man, Mr. Signor was rapt in his family and his work, and was esteemed as a splendid citizen. Surviving his death are his widow, Mrs. Etta Signor; a brother, George C. Signor, of Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Randall, of Binghamton, and Mrs. A. J. Purcell, of Buffalo. The funeral will be held at 12 o'clock noon Saturday at the late home. The Rev. W. J. Brown, pastor of the Wellsboro Methodist Episcopal Church, with which Mr. Signor was affiliated, will officiate. Interment will be in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. 

SIMMONS - EUNICE A. BOYDEN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 26 Jun 1929, p. 1
Mrs. Eunice A. Boyden, aged 75 years, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 19, 1929, at 3 p.m. She was born June 10, 1854, in Delmar. She was the widow of Sanford Boyden, who died Aug. 26, 1922. Mrs. Boyden is survived by four children - Hugh Boyden, Raymond Boyden, Mrs. Grace Sticklin and Mrs. Ethel Thornton; also two sisters and one brother, and six grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Mr. Wheeler officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

SIMONS - R. F. Simons Shot Himself - Well Known Restaurant Proprietor Died Yesterday Morning
Roman F. Simons, ages 47 years, of Wellsboro, well known restaurant proprietor, shot himself at his home, 15 Charleston Street, yesterday morning some time between 2 and 3:30 o'clock. A 410 shotgun was the weapon which caused his death, the shot taking effect in the right side of his forehead. Coroner William F. White, who investigated, stated that the wound was self-inflicted. Mr. Simons was born in Antrim in February, 1889, and married Miss Elizabeth Kelly, of Wellsboro, Dec. 26, 1916. He is survived by his widow, three children, Kathryn, a student at the University of Pittsburgh, and Thomas and Jane, at home; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Simons of Elmira; five brothers and four sisters. He was a member of St. Peter's church, of Wellsboro; the Knights of Columbus of Blossburg, and the Elks of Corning, He had been in the restaurant business in Wellsboro for twenty years and was well known throughout Tioga county. - Wellsboro Gazette, 20 January 1937

 

SLOCUM Rena C. Webb

WELLSBORO, Pa. - Rena C. Webb, 86, of 31 Grant St. died Thursday, April 1, 1993 in College Park, Ga.  She was born April 20, 1906, in Little Marsh, Pa., to Frederick and Mary Slocum.  She married Richard Webb Sr.  She was a retired employee of the Corning Glassworks in Wellsboro, and lived all her life in the Tioga County area. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Ed Christian of Lake View, Calif., Paul Christian of Bee Branch, Ark., and Robert Christian of Pale Dale, California; one stepson, Richard Webb Jr. of College Park; one sister, Edna Howel of Bath; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Monday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.  Services will be there 2 p.m. Tuesday, The Rev. C. Leroy Doverspike officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro cemetery.  Memorials may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. 

 

SMART -  Alfred C. Smart    

Injuries fatal to boro barber. Alfred Smart dies in Blossburg Hospital from injuries sustained in accident. Alfred C. Smart 48, Wellsboro barber, died at Blossburg Hospital at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning of injuries sustained in an automobile accident early Sunday morning March 26. Funeral services Thursday afternoon at two o'clock will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church . Rev. E. Becker Brownell will officiate. The Masonic organization will have charge of the service. Interment will occur in Wellsboro Cemetery. Born in Charleston, October 31, 1884 . Alfred Smart was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel F. Smart. After attending the public schools at Keeneyville he continued his education at Wellsboro High School learning his trade during this period. In business in Wellsboro for the greater part of his life. Mr. Smart has been associated in partnership with Joseph Tota. A genial , friendly man. "Al" Smart in business here met and made hundreds of friends who mourn his passing. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, and was a ready supporter of civic causes. His widow the former Miss Mabel Ritter of Wellsboro whom he married June 24, 1909; two daughters, Caroline a student at Mansfield State Teachers College, and Sarah a teacher at Keeneyville; a brother John of Detroit, Mich.; and a sister Mrs. Ella Eberle, of Fort Smith, Arkansas; survive. The injuries which resulted in Smart's passing were suffered when the car in which he was riding early March 26 overturned near Niles Valley. Smart was taken to Blossburg Hospital, where it was found that he had broken the 6th and 7th cervical vertabrae. (Wellsboro Gazette 6 Apr 1933)    Respectfully submitted Charles Swasey

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                Carolyn E. (Smart) Mack, 86, of Troy died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Robert  Packer Hospital, Sayre.   Born March 28, 1914, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mabel  (Ritter) Smart.  She was a 1932 graduate of Wellsboro High School and a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School with a degree in home economics.   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy.  She was a teacher at the Martha Lloyd School, and then taught second grade at the W.R. Croman Elementary School for 10 years.   She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Troy Study Club. She was also a member of the Bridge Club. She enjoyed baking, cooking  and canning. Preceding her in death was her sister, Sara Fliess.  Surviving are her husband of 62 years, E. Neal Mack of Troy; one son and daughter-in-law, Alfred "Fred" and Kathryn Mack of Corning, N.Y.;  grandchildren, Andrew and Mary Mack of Pittsburgh and Jessica Mack of Corning; one niece, Sally Fliess of Norwalk, Conn.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, on Friday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Funeral services will be held there Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. with the Rev.  Garry Zuber officiating.   Burial will be made at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.*

SMART   Carolyn E. MACK, 86, of Troy diedMonday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. main St., Troy, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary ZUBER officiating.  Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one's choice.

SMEDLEY HARRIET
Wellsboro Agitator – July 18, 1906
- Mrs. Fred C. Coolidge, aged nearly 33, died at her home at Roundtop, on Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock after an illness of three weeks, though she bad been in poor health for some time.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her husband and two sons, Howard, aged 11, and Alan, aged 9 and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Smedley, survive her.  Mrs. Coolidge was born August 23, 1873, and had always lived in this vicinity. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Roundtop Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Emery officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Mrs. Coolidge was a capable and useful woman and her death is a great loss to the whole community.

 

SMITH Lt Col Arden D. Smith

95, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Sarasota, Fla.  Col. Smith was born in Wellsboro, on May 6, 1917, and moved to the Sarasota area in 1962 from Arlington, Va. He served in the United States Army during World War II, Korea and Viet Nam, retiring from active duty in 1962. He attended the Julliard School of Music and the University of South Carolina. He was a member of the Field Club, a member of the Commanders Club of the Disabled American Vets, a life member of the American Legion, the Retired Officers Association and the First Armored Division Association.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held in Sarasota, Fla. with interment at the Wellsboro Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 9, 2013

 

SMITH Ava Belle - Sudden Death of Mrs. Loren Lester, Formerly of Wellsboro - Mrs. Ava Belle Smith Lester, wife of Loren Lester, of Elmira, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in that city, last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, following an operation on the Sunday previous. Mrs. Lester was ill about two weeks but was not considered seriously ill until a week before her death. Mrs. Lester was born at Lewisburg, Oct. 1, 1881, a daughter of Rev. M.G. Smith and Ella Swope Smith. In April 1903 she became the wife of Loren Lester, of Charleston and since that time had resided in Painted Post, Wellsboro and Elmira, where they have made their home for the past 17 years. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss her father, Rev. M.G. Smith of Savona; four brothers, Dana B. Smith of Elmira; M. Gordon Smith of Boston; Owen S. and Paul Smith, of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. R.D. Fish of Falkener, NY. Funeral services were conducted by the Eastern Star, of which order deceased was a member, at the late home in Elmira on Saturday, at 11 a.m. before the funeral cortege left for Wellsboro, where Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiated at services held in the afternoon in the First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Lester was a member. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 18, 1927, p.1
[Note - Loren N. Lester is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY]

Smith, Daniel Karl, Infant son of Loris and Soya Cleveland Smith, Feb 2, 1974, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Funeral and Committal Services will be held Sunday at 1pm at the Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Kuhn officiating. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by Parents, Mr. And Mrs. Loris K. Smith of Williamsport, PA; maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Gordon Hick of RD 2, Wellsboro; paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Smith of Crooked Creek, PA Several aunts and uncles.

SMITH - Dewitt C. Smith, 94, one of Tioga County’s most highly esteemed residents and former county treasurer and chief clerk of Tioga County for 16 years, died Sunday morning (Aug. 1949) at his home, 11 McInroy Street, Wellsboro, following a two week illness. Morn in Marshlands, July 11, 1855, he was the son of John and Elvira Crofut Smith, On September 20, 1885, he married the former Miss Leonora Snyder of Harrison Valley, who died in 1940. Coming to Wellsboro in 1902, he was elected county treasurer. Following his election as treasurer, he was employed as chief clerk in the county commissioners’ office in Wellsboro for 16 years. Before coming to Wellsboro, he operated a store in Marshlands. He was a faithful member of the First Methodist Church and was a member of the Men’s Bible Class. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Wanda Smith, a teacher in the Pittsburgh public schools and Mrs. Floyd Lovell of Trenton, N; one grandson, James Smith Lowell of Philadelphia; four brothers, Eugene of Kane; Charles of Wellsboro; Walter of Ovid, NY; Dayton of Liberty; one sister, Miss Myra Smith of Pittsburgh, recently returned missionary to China; several nieces and nephews.

DEWITT C. SMITH DIED SUNDAY: Wellsboro Man Was Well Known Throughout Tioga County -- Dewitt C. Smith, aged 94 years, died Sunday morning at 11 McInroy street, Wellsboro.  He was formerly county treasurer, and served as County commissioner's Clerk for 16 years. He was born in Marshlands, July 11, 1855, son of John and Elvira Crofut Smith.  On Sept. 20, 1885, he married Miss Leonora Snyder of Harrison Valley, who died in 1940.  He came to Wellsboro in 1902 and was elected County Treasurer. Following his service as County Treasurer, he was employed as clerk in the County commissioner's office in Wellsboro for 16 years. Before coming to Wellsboro, he operated a store in Marshlands.  He was a member of the Methodist church and Men's Bible Class. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Wanda Smith, a teacher in the Pittsburgh public schools and Mrs. Floyd Lowell of Trenton, N.J.; one grandson, James Smith Lowell, of Philadelphia, four brothers, Eugene, of Kane, Charles, of Wellsboro; Walter, of Ovid, N.Y.; Dayton of Liberty; one sister, Miss Myra Smith, of Pittsburgh, formerly a missionary in China. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bastian Funeral Home, Rev. Charles E. Titus officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. [Submitter note: DeWitt Smith married first Charlotte "Lottie" Baldwin who died 13 Nov 1883]. The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 10 Aug 1949

 

SMITH –EMMA F. (SMITH) SHAW, age 94, of Wellsboro, PA died on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born on June 3, 1923 in Wellsboro, PA a daughter of the late Leland and Sarah (Derbyshire) Smith and was the wife of the late Earl L. Shaw. Emma was a WWII veteran serving with the US Army Air Corps and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, PA. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Clifford and Pat Shaw of Paradise, PA, William “Skip” and Judy Shaw of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas and Paula Shaw of Lawrenceville, PA, daughter and son-in-law: Sally and Greg Celia of Lancaster, PA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. –Funeral home obit

 

 

 

SMITH Eveline Wetmore – Mrs. Eveline Wetmore, aged 78 years, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Susie M. Gaylor, in Clarksburg, West Virginia as the result of burns.  She is survived by three children, Mrs. Gaylor, before mentioned; Frank B. Wetmore, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Jennie Partridge, of Chicago.  Also by one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, of Wellsboro.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro on Dec. 19 for interment.   Wellsboro Agitator, 24 Dec. 1919.     

 

SMITH Florence N.
Age 92, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, June 17, 2007, in Broad Acres Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Florence was born on July 16, 1914 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Leland R. and Sarah (Derbyshire) Smith. Florence was formerly employed by Corning Glass and served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Florence is survived by a sister, Emma Shaw; a brother, Leland Smith, both of Wellsboro, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Freeman, Lillian Smith; and a brother, Waldo P. Smith. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, June 21, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Nichols St., Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

 

SMITH George H.

George H. Smith, aged 73 years, died yesterday morning about 8 o’clock after a long illness.  He had been in poor health since last February.  He was born Sept. 5, 1846, near Bath, N.Y. and married Miss Emma Smith on Aug. 24, 1842.  Two children were born to them, Adelia, who died at the age of one year, and Nora, wife of George Jackson, of Corning.  Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Asa Smith of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Emily Wetmore, of Clarksburg, W. Va.  Mr. Smith was a member of the Baptist church and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.   Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Oct 1919. 

 

SMITH, Harvey H. – Harvey H. Smith died last Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren W. Perry, at No 116 East avenue, after being confined to his bed for the past two weeks, although he had been in failing health for the past few years.  Mr. Smith was nearly 85 years of age, and had spent nearly his whole lifetime in and near Wellsboro.  Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children:  Hattie, wife of John Fahr, of Little Falls, N.Y.; Lulu, wife of Charles Repard; Edith, wife of J. Rumsey Jones; Lydia, wife of Warren Perry, with whom Mr. Smith had made his home for the past two years, and one son, Mel M. Smith, of this borough; also a host of friends who mourn his loss.  The funeral was held from the home of Mr. Perry Sunday at 4 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Blair, pastor of the Christian church, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.    Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.

 

JESSE E. SMITH
 Jesse Ebenezer Smith, 64, died early Sunday morning, December 5, 1954, at his home in Wellsboro RD 6. Born August 22, 1890 in Wellsboro, he was the son of John W. and Ida Bartholomew Smith.  He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and had been an employee of the State Highways Department for 25 years.  He retired six months ago because of ill health. Surviving are his wife, the former Nora Wetherbee; three sons, Stillman, of Westford, and Walter and Millard, Wellsboro; two daughters, Lucile, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Dorothy Smith, Spokane, Wash.; one brother, Leland Smith, Wellsboro RD 6 and 10 grandchildren. Services were Wednesday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, with the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

SMITH John B
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1916, Pg 1
A Pioneer Gone..   (Extract)
John B. Smith, aged nearly 93 years, died early last Thursday morning [2/17/1916] at the home of his son, Louis, in Delmar.  He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Louis and William, of Delmar;  Henry Smith and Mrs Henry Tipperman of Wellsboro.   Me married Margaret Statts in Baltimore, MD., June 3, 1848.  She died in Delmar, July 26, 1873.  Mr. Smith up to a few months ago was frequently seen on our streets.  He was a sturdy, clear-headed and active man for his years and he loved to talk of the old days when he first came to Tioga County.  He was born in Stiunah, Bavaria, Apr. 3, 1823 and came to this country with his parents when he was seventeen, so he had vivid recollections of breaking the ties in the fatherland, the voyage and the first impressions of a new country.  The family came across in a sailing vessel and were three months on the voyage.  They landed at Baltimore July 4, 1840.  He said he remembered very well encountering a number of icebergs on the way, the majesty of the spectacle and the anxiety of the crew in navigating among them.  Several years ago Mr. Smith, in a personal interview with the editor of Agitator, gave us some notes of his life on which this article is founded, so it is authentic, being from his own recollections of a long and active life mostly spent in Delmar township and Wellsboro.  ....  Young Smith worked for two years at Texas Fort, near Annapolis Junction, in a blast furnace producing pig-iron, and at other vocations, till 1846, when he quit his job owing to difficulty with the son of the proprietor of the works over the whipping oa a slave.  For a slight offense the young "massa" tied up the slave, who was a mule driver, and began to beat him with a "blacksnake."  ... was able to save the poor slave some of the lashes, but the result was that the next day Smith and his companions were discharged for medling in the affair.  Smith went down into the Cumberland valley and worked a few months and then came North.  he said that he witnessed many a heartrending scene at the whipping post and he saw slaves manacled in pairs and driven in squads to the slave market.    In 1846 young Smith heard of the opportunities in this new county and he came to Tioga County.  He went to Williamsport on the canal from Baltimore and up Pine Creek on foot to Manchester, now Ansonia, and for seven years he lived there, working for Phelps & Dodge in the lumber woods and in the saw mills.  His first trip to Wellsboro was to buy a pair of boots.  He walked over, of course, that being far the easiest way to make the trip in those days.  On Burns Hill he met a big black bear which disputed the way.  Smith said he didn't waste any time in argument, but turned and went home.  The next day he came over to Wellsboro and didn't see any dangerous wild beasts on that trip.  Wellsboro was then composed entirely of wooden buildings, small and few in number.  The details of Mr. Smith's recollections of those days were very interesting, for he knew personally most of the prominent citizens in and about the town.   Mr Smith bought timber land of Hezekiah Stowell in Delmar and he cleared two farms of fifty acres each, married and raised his family and prospered by hard work and frugality for the sixty years he spent in active work in that locality.  His wife died in 1873.  When Smith began to make his home in the wilderness of Delmar, there was not another house than his and the John Dantz place and it was heavily timbered from the Boyden place at the borough line all the way to Ansonia.  .... The funeral was held Saturday morning at St Peter's Catholic Church, Rev. Father Jordan officiating; interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

SMITH –MARIAN M. GEE, age 83, of Riberolle St., Wellsboro, PA, died January 3, 2004 at home.  She was the wife of R. Robert Gee, whom she married January 10, 1940.  Marian was born May 25, 1920 in Rutland Twp., PA, was a graduate of Tioga High School, Class of 1939 and was employed by the Wellsboro Area School District for 19 years.  She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church, Roseville, PA, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Wellsboro, PA, Wellsboro Women of the Moose, and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Travel Trailer Club.  Surviving are her husband; sons and daughters-in-law, James Gee, Richland, PA, William and Dulce Gee, Farmington, NY and Frank and Sue Gee, Lancaster, PA; step brother, Ralph Gaige, Canton, PA; sister-in-law, Ruth Cloos, Lexington, NC; grandsons, Robert, Ryan and Keven Gee; granddaughters, Barbara (Steve) Schmelz and Julianne Gee; great-granddaughter, Mikal Gee.  She was preceded in death by her father, Manley Smith; mother, Ora B. Gaige; step father, Perry F. Gaige; sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Morris Colegrove.  Friends and family are invited to Marian’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA, and again Wednesday, January 7, 2004 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.  Funeral to follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Howard Woodruff officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  If desired, memorials may be sent to the House of Care, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

SMITH Marian M. Gee

83, of Riberolle Street, died Saturday, Jan. 3., 2004 at home. She worked for the Wellsboro Area School District for 19 years. Survivors include her husband, R. Robert Gee, at home; three sons, James Gee of Richland, William Gee of Farmington, N.Y., and Frank Gee of Lancaster; a stepbrother, Ralph Gaige of Canton.  Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pastor Howard Woodruff officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Corning Leader - Jan. 6, 2004

SMITH - Marion S. Kiock Dies at SS Hospital
Many Wellsboro and area friends were saddened by the death of Mrs. Marion S. Klock, age 85. Mrs. Klock was the widow of Leon Klock and resid-ed at 28 Grant Street. She died at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital on Monday, April 17, following a short illness. She was active and maintained her own home until the time of her death. She was born May 22, 1886 in Wellsboro, the daughter of Lloyd and Julia Goff Smith. She was a graduate of Wilson College at Chambersburg, Pa. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Wellsboro Chap-ter DAR in which organization she served for several years as Editor of the State DAR Bulletin. For many, many years she held the position of Librarian at the Green Free Library, retiring in January 1959. She is survived by one son, Henry of Lansdale; a sister, Mrs. Helen Benjamin of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, sev-eral great grandchildren and several niece and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at I. p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Blair Moffett of-ficiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

SMITH Sallie

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., May 22, 1918, Pg 5

Mrs. Sallie Apgar, aged 73 years, died suddenly last Friday morning [May 17, 1918], of heart disease, at the home of her son, Monta Apgar, in Delmar. She was born in Charleston, Jan. 3, 1845.  Five children survive her: Monta Apgar, of Delmar; Seely Apgar, of Charleston; Mrs. Alice Sours, of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Thomas Edwards of Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, and Mrs. Arthur Hall of Balboa Heights, Panama Canal Zone.  One brother, Hiram Smith, also survives her.  Mrs. Apgar was highly esteemed by all who knew her and her death is mourned by many friends.  The funeral was held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of Monta Apgar, Rev. M S. Blair officiating.  Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

 

SMITH Stuart M. (SRGP 51708)
Age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, July 11, 2008, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Stuart was the husband of the late Phyllis (Hartzell) Smith. He was born September 15, 1922, a son of Charles and Nellie E. (Mallory) Smith. Stuart was a retired manager of the A&P in Mansfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Stuart enjoyed gardening. Stuart is survived by three daughters; Natalie Ann Smith of Lancaster, PA, Beth Eileen Smith of Hudson, MA, and Sharon Louise Smith of Brookville, PA; three nephews, Jim, Mike and Bob Hawk, all of Wellsboro, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis in 1975; sisters, Shirley Smith and Fay Hawk; and a brother, Robert Smith. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Stuart's memory to the Mansfield Public Library, N. Main St., Mansfield, P.A. with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Stuart's memory to the Mansfield, Public Library, N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/13/2008

 

SMITH Susan Mary

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, September 12, 1935

Mrs. Susan Mary Hamilton, 81, who died Sunday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Webster, near Ansonia was buried in Wellsboro following services conducted by Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian church, at the Webster  home Tuesday.  Mrs. Hamilton was born in Warrensville, a daughter of Perry and Louise Smith, and came to Tioga county as a young girl to attend the old Academy.  At the age of 17 she married James Hamilton, who carried on lumbering operations in Potter and Tioga Counties. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Sarah Gee and Mrs.  J. G. Webster, of Wellsboro; Mrs. F. R. Kelley, of Wellsboro. R. D.; George and Joseph Hamilton, of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Short, and a brother, Jacob Smith, both of Middlebury.  She also leaves seven grandchildren.
 

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