Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
TACKA, Johanna - Johanna A. “Jo” Whitmer, 95, lifetime resident of Wellsboro, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Broad Acres. She was born May 1, 1920 in Ogdensburg, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Barneski) Tacka. Johanna graduated from Morris Run High School. She was owner and operator of the former Whitmer’s Fashions of Wellsboro. Johanna was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jo and Harold Frey, Catawissa; step-daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bill Williams of Bradenton, FL; step-daughter, Janet Hoffman, Lima OH; two granddaughters, Holly B. Frey, Atlanta, GA and Julie C. Frey (Russell), Corning, NY; 5 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great-grandchildren. Johanna was preceded in death by her parents and both her first and second husbands, Warren C. Wilcox and Paul A. Whitmer. Friends and family are invited to Johanna’s Life Celebration on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 2-4 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St. Wellsboro. Memorial Mass will be Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. David Bechtel officiating. Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsboro Food Pantry, PO Box 547, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Wellsboro Firemen’s Ambulance, 21 Pearl St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, March 9, 2016
TANDIKIAN – Anna Shaljian, 77, died Friday, July 6, 2007 at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Vahram Shaljian who died May 10, 1991. Anna was born April 12, 1930 in Istanbul, Turkey, the daughter of the late Manuel and Guissin Sarofin Tandikian. She was a graduate of the Catholic Schools in Ascension, Paraguay, South American, and moved to Wellsboro from Orange, NJ in 1989. Anna was a housewife, member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro, and became a United States citizen in 1947. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and George Hairston of Spartanburg, SC; sons and daughter-in-law, Vahram Shaljian, Jr. of Ephrata, and Seth and Margaret Shaljian of Morris Plains, NJU; three grandchildren, Seth Shaljian, Jr., Vahram Shaljian II and Anna Shaljian. Funeral service will be on Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Luther Lane and West Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 11 July 2007
TARSZOWICZ –CONSTANCE T. ‘CONNIE’ BROWN went to be with her Lord, peacefully, with her beautiful blue eyes and smile, surrounded by her loving family at her home on October 19, 2014. She was born April 7, 1922, in Antrim, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph Lewis and Mary (Zaydell) Tarszowicz. Connie married Robert Luther Brown on January 17, 1942. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1987. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and was the class valedictorian for her 10th grade class from Antrim, PA. Connie was retired from the Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. She loved to garden and tend her flower beds, Connie enjoyed crafts, especially sewing, cooking and baking. She adored her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving is her son, Robert J. Brown, Panama City, FL; three daughters, Barbara Anne Johnson (Robert), Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Marla J. Foster, Tioga, PA; Gina Marie Brown, Wellsboro, PA. Five grandchildren, Morgan T. Brown Walker (Daniel), Orlando, FL; Maureen C. Hollinger (Alan), Davies, FL; Julie A. Fields (James), Eatonton, GA; Tim L. Rice (Kym), Wellsboro; Tyler W. Foster (Greta), Tioga. Eight great grandchildren, Hannah Hollinger, Nicholas Hollinger, Hunter Fields, Holly Fields, Hailey Rice, Sydney Rice, Brody Foster and Quinn Foster. Three God-daughters, Susan Koury, Janie Berkey, Connie Scudder; sister, Cecelia Gamble, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. Friends and family are invited to Connie's Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM, with Rev. John T. Chmil. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM, with Rev. John T. Chmil officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Connie's name to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 47 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2014
TAYLOR EDGAR D.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 4, 1940
Edgar D. Taylor, aged 81 years died Dec. 1, at the Blossburg hospital. He was born March 4, 1839, in Chatham township, son of Lorinda and Daniel Taylor. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Kimball Taylor; a daughter, Mrs. George Ludlam of Wellsboro, three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Williams and Mrs. Clifford Woolsey, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. John Schell, of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and one great grandchild, Linda Ann Woolsey. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery; Rev. C', W. Sheriff officiating.
TAYLOR - MRS. EDITH FRAWLEY: Mrs. Edith Frawley, 80, of Wellsboro RD 1, died, Wednesday, April 18, 1973, at the Hash Nursing Home. She was the widow of James Michael Frawley. Born March 28, 1893, in Clearfield County, she was the daughter of Chandler and Sarah Jane Williams Taylor. Mrs. Frawley was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Antrim. She was also a member of the Wellsboro Rebekah Lodge. There are no immediate survivors. The funeral was held on Saturday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Cannon Harry T. Frownfelter, her pastor, officiated.
TAYLOR Hattie Belle
Wellsboro Agitator – December 29, 1955
MRS. HATTIE B. ROBBINS Mrs. Hattie Belle Robbins, 75, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Saturday. December 24, 1955, at her home. Born October 16, 1880, at Little Marsh, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor. Survivors include four sons Leon of Wellsboro RD 2, LeRoy of Towanda, Harry of Wellsboro, and John of Westfield; two daughters. Mrs. Florence West of Wellsboro RD 2, and Mrs. Bernice Fleming of Maple Shade, N Y ; one brother Harry Taylor of Johnsonburg, 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, with Rev. Alfred J Gross officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Lola Taylor Ludlam 80 of 63 Fellows Ave. died Wednesday morning after a long illness. She was born October 10, 1886 in Farmington Township, Pa., the daughter of Edgar and Sara Pierce Taylor, and a widow of George M. Ludlam. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Iva Williams and Mrs. Doris Woolsey of Wellsboro and Mrs. Verma Schell of Bloomsburg, Pa; 2 grandchildren, Linda and Karen both of Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held Friday from the Tussey Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. the Rev. John V. Weiberg officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Calling hours today (Thursday) from 7 - 9. Handwritten on article "Feb. 8, 1967".
TAYNTON - FARRELL, Bonalyn L. (Bonnie)
Age 77, of Dartt Settlement Road, Wellsboro, PA, died October 1, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of William G. Farrell whom she married August 23, 1950. Bonnie was born September 9, 1931, in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Robert E. and Lillian Olmstead Taynton, Sr. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1950", and was Secretary for Dean of Academic Affairs, and Fiscal Tech at Mansfield State College, retiring after thirty-six years service. Bonnie was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S., Wellsboro, and the Tyoga Country Club, where she was Tyoga Country Club Women's Golf Champion in 1991. In 1949 she was Miss Wellsboro. Surviving are her husband, William G. Farrell; sister, Linda Jean Hinkle, Wellsboro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Ann Taynton, Jr., Wellsboro, and Thomas and Judy Taynton, The Villages, Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Sharon Farrell, Hornell, NY; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Maria Hartman. She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Betty Whittendale. Friends and family are invited to Bonnie's Life Celebration on Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Service on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics for Tioga County, P.O. Box 534, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/3/2008
TAYNTON – Genevieve G. Olmstead, 97, of Broad Acres, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007. She was the wife of the late Burdette Olmstead. Genevieve was born July 25, 1909 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Horace W. and Grace Teeter Taynton. She was a secretary for the New York Central Railroad, and she and her husband owned a general store in Stony Fork from 1945 to 1955. They also had a chicken farm in Delmar Township for many years. Genevieve was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Russell of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Horace and Jean Olmstead of Towanda; granddaughters, Deborah Kerr of Wellsboro, Gail (Jim) Parks of Port Crane, NY; grandsons, David E. Wilcox and Linda Eick of Osceola, Timothy (Vicki) Olmstead of Big Flats, NY and Barry Olmstead and Dianna Watson of Jensen Beach, Fla.; seven great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Genevieve’s Life Celebration on Friday, May 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gregory Hinton, her pastor, and Rev. Lauri Kerr, her great granddaughter, officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. – Mansfield Gazette, 9 May 2007
TAYNTON – Howard L. Taynton, 47, a widely known Wellsboro businessman, died Tuesday night at 7:05 PM at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Taynton had been hospitalized since April 2. Taynton was a former Republican State Committeeman and former Wellsboro councilman. He also was a member of the B.P.O.E. of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Assn., West Branch Manufacturers Assn., and Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce. He was a past director of the Wellsboro G.R.O.W. Assn., a director of Hasbrook Industries in Wellsboro, vice president and general manager of the H.W. Taynton Trucking Company of Wellsboro and a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Janeski Taynton; daughter, Miss Mary Ann Taynton at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Horace W. Taynton of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Hearn of Wellsboro and Mrs. Genevieve Olmstead of Wellsboro RD 5; brothers, Paul, Robert Sr. and Homer of Wellsboro and Thurlow of Williamsport. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 PM in St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. The Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter will officiate. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 12 April 1961, p.4
TAYNTON Robert E. Sr. Age 94, of Riberolle Street, Wellsboro, PA, died September 23, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lillian Olmstead Taynton who died November 14, 1996. Bob was born May 25, 1911 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Horace W. and Grace Teeter Taynton. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Past President and CEO of Taynton Freight System. Mr. Taynton was an active member of the community for over 60 years. He was one of the founders of the Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association in 1942 and served as president of the association for five years, as well as fire chief for several years. He also was a past president of Wellsboro Rotary and received the Paul Harris Rotary Award in 1998. He was also a past president of GROW, the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce, the Penn Wells Hotel Corp., and Tyoga Country Club. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 17th District for 10 years. Bob was active in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, having served many years on the Vestry serving as Junior Warden and Senior Warden. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and enjoyed hunting. Bob was a member of the F. & A.M. Ossea Lodge No. 317 in Wellsboro, was Master of the Lodge in 1951, member of the Williamsport Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and the Royal Arch Chapter. He was a member of the Elmira Area Traffic Club, Director of the Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company for over 15 years, Past Director of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, and Director of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Corporate Board for over 10 years. Surviving are sons, Robert (MaryAnn) Taynton, Jr., Wellsboro, and Thomas (Judy) Taynton, The Villages of Lady Lake, FL; daughters, Bonnie (William) Farrell, Wellsboro, and Linda Jean Hinkle, Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Genevieve Olmstead, Wellsboro. He was predeceased by daughter, Betty Taynton Whittendale, in 1995; and granddaughter, Shelly Taynton, in 1982. Friends and family are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Monday, September 26, 2005, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro, with Father Gregory Hinton officiating. A Masonic service will be held on Monday, 8:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to Tioga County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 534, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to Ossea Lodge # 317, Kelsey Street Wellsboro, PA 16901.
THOMAS - HAWK, Jennie T.
90, of Wellsboro, PA died Sunday, January 11, 2009, at The Green Home in Wellsboro. Born on December 21, 1918 in Pine Township, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Mast Thomas. She was married to Kenneth L. Hawk, who died on April 16, 1994. Mrs. Hawk was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. She later graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and did graduate work at Penn State University. Mrs. Hawk was employed as a school teacher for 35 years, mostly in the Wellsboro school district. Surviving are two sisters, Julia T. Spencer of Wellsboro, PA and Louise T. Carson of Sayre, PA; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 18, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Don Avery officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/14/2009
THOMAS Julia Thomas Spencer
of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at her daughter's home in Arlington, Va. She had pancreatic cancer. She was born on March 3, 1923, in Lycoming County, the daughter of Robert and Mary Thomas. She graduated from Wellsboro High School and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She worked for a number of years at banks in Wellsboro as well as at her husband's law firm, Spencer, Gleason, and Hebe. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren H. Spencer and siblings Glenn Thomas, Anna Schneider, Dan Thomas, Frederica Miller, Helen Evans and Jennie Hawk. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Sean Mulvaney and granddaughters Kate and Rachel Mulvaney of Arlington, Va; her sister Louise Carson of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to the Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins University. Wellsboro Gazette - September 15, 2010
THORNTON - Boyden, Mrs. Edna Thornton Age 72, of Wellsboro Pa., Sunday, August 8, 1965 at Ithaca, N.Y. Body at Johnson-Tussy Funeral Home. Calling hours: Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Melvin Nagley, Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by one daughter, Mrs Abbott Putnam of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Melvin M. Of Endwel, N.Y., Brooks A. Of Corning, N.Y. and Stanley E. Of Columbus, Ohio; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
THORNTON - EDNA BOYDEN
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 12 Aug 1965
Mrs. Horace Boyden. Mrs. Edna T. Boyden, 72, of Grant Street, died Sunday August 8, 1965, in Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, N. Y. She had been visiting her son in the Ithaca area when stricken ill. Born March 26, 1893 in Delmar Township, the daughter of Silas and Sarah Brooks Thornton, she was the widow of Horace P. Boyden. Mrs. Boyden was a member of Marsh Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Abbott Putnam of Columbus, O.; three sons, Melvin M. of Endwell, N. Y., Brooks A. of Corning, N. Y., and Stanley E. of Columbus, 10 grand children and eight great grandchildren. Funeral was held Wednesday at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Melvin Negley officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.
THORNTON - Mrs. Joseph DAVIS - Mrs. Jacqueline P. DAVIS, 42, wife of Joseph DAVIS, of 221 North Williamson Road, Blossburg and a native of Roaring Branch, died Friday, October 24, 1975, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hosptial, Wellsboro, after a lenghty illness. She was born on January 19, 1933, a daughter of Kenneth and Beatrice ROOT THORNTON. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Miss Virginia DYKE, of Blossburg; two sons, Colie R. and James M. DYKE, both of Blossburg; three stepdaughters and two stepsons; four sisters, Mrs. Harriet KRINER, of Liberty, Mrs. Barbara DAVIS, of Wellsboro R.D. 1, Mrs. Betty J. VanORDER, of Linglestown, and Miss Vicky REESE, of Wellsboro R.D. 2, and a brother, John THORNTON, of Morris. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Perry R. SHOEMAKER, pastor of Morris United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren
Victor Roy Tinkham, 88, Elmira, NY died Tuesday, April 25, 1995 at Elcor Health Services. He was born July 19, 1906 in Philadelphia, PA to Alvah and May (Shattuck) Tinkham. Victor was a former member of the Fassett Baptist Church and presently attended Elmira Christian Center. He retired from Trayer Products, Inc. and was former assistant Deputy Sheriff for Ridgebury Township and dispatcher for the Sayre/Athens/Canton police departments. He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Niles) Tinkham; son, Charles A. Tinkham of Dearborn, MI; daughter and son-in-law, Clara M. and Edward Barsavage of Elmira; two sisters; grandchildren, Charles and Michael Barsavage of Elmira, Esther Bresett, also of Elmira, Patricia Pearson of Warren, MI; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred (Hotchkiss) Tinkham in 1985. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home on April 29 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Wellsboro Cemetery. (TGR Thursday, May 4, 1995)
RAYMOND P. TIPPLE
Raymond P. Tipple, 92, formerly of Charleston Township, died Mon-day, Sept. 21, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 23, 1894, in Charleston Township, he was the son of Arthur L. and Lida Philbrick Tipple. He retired in 1980 as a state highway superintendent for Tioga County. Mr. Tipple was a member of the Charleston Baptist Church, a 33rd Degree Mason, member of Ossea Lodge No. 317 F and AM in Wellsboro, and a member of the Couders-port Consistory. His first wife, the former Louise Locey, died in May, 1947. His second wife, the former Margaret Gillespie, died in December, 1978. He is survived by a sister, Martha Hakes of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, today. (Wednesday), from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Charleston Baptist Church, The Rev, David Caldwell will officiate. Burial will be made in the Wells-boro Cemetery, Wellsboro,
TOLES - Thursday October 12, 1911
Wellsboro, Tioga Co, PA
DEATH OF MRS. JEROME B. NILES
Mrs. Phoebe Ann Niles, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lynn Domaux, in Rochester, NY, where she had been living the past year. Mrs. Niles was born in Chatham and was 74 years of age. Her maiden name was Phoebe Ann Toles. She was united in marriage to Jerome B. Niles in 1858 and after a few years resident in Niles Valley moved in 1865 with her family to Wellsboro, where she has since resided. The deceased is survived by two sons and one daughter; Aaron R. Niles of Wellsboro; Alfred J. Niles of Philadelphia; and Mrs. Lynn Domaux of Rochester. The remains were brought here from Rochester last Friday evening and funeral services were held at the home of Aaron R. Niles, on Central Ave., Saturday afternoon at one O’clock. Rev. A. C. Shaw and P. H. Hersey officiated.
TOLES PHOEBE ANN
Wellsboro Agitator - October 11, 1911
Mrs. J. B. Niles
Widow of the late Judge J. B. Niles Died Last Thursday
Mrs. Phoebe Ann Toles Niles, aged 74 years, widow of the late Judge Jerome B. Niles, of Wellsboro, died last Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lincoln Doumaux, in Rochester, N.Y., after a long illness. She had been an invalid for many years. Mrs. Niles was the last of her family, all her brothers and sisters having died. She was a daughter of the late Rensselaer and Mary Hill Toles, and she was born in Chatham township, on September 7, 1837. On July 18, 1858, she was married to Jerome B. Niles, who died on December 29, 1904. Three children were born to them, all of whom are living. They are: Aaron R. Niles, Esq., of Wellsboro; Alfred J. Niles, Esq., who is practicing law in Philadelphia, and Anna, wife of Mr. Lincoln Doumaux, of Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. Niles had been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church for many years. She was a most estimable woman. The remains were brought to Wellsboro Friday and funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from the home of A. R. Niles, Esq. on Central avenue. Rev. P. H. Hershey and Rev. A. C. Shaw, D. D. officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
TOLES- Tuesday July 23, 1889
Wellsboro, Tioga Co, PA
DEATH OF RANSLER TOLES
An aged resident and one of the pioneers of Chatham Township suddenly died. Last Sunday afternoon Mr. Ransler Toles of Little Marsh, died very suddenly at Addison, NY, where he had been staying for several weeks for medical treatment. Mr. Toles had suffered with an obstinate ulcer upon his hand for two or three years, and he went to Addison to have it treated. Although 79 years of age he was a bright and active man, and on Sunday morning he was apparently in his usual health. At about four O’clock in the afternoon he suddenly expired of heart disease. Mr. Toles was born in 1810 in Schoharie County, NY. He came to this county in early life and settled in Chatham, purchasing his farm off the Bingham estate and hewing his home out of the primeval forest. His aged wife and four children survive him, namely, Mrs. Jerome B. Niles; Mrs. John B. Mourey; Charles W. Toles and Edwin W. Toles. One son T. Alfred Toles, died in the Army during the War. The funeral is to be held at Little Marsh this afternoon, and the remains will be interred in the cemetery in this borough.
FERD M. TOMBS
Wellsboro Gazette - Sept. 7, 1977
Ferd M Tombs, age 89 of RD 3, Wellsboro died on Sunday, September 4 in Wellsboro. He was born December 25, 1887 in Slate Run the son of John and
Frances Cole Tombs. He was a retired farmer and cattle dealer and a member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church He is survived by his wife, Stella Boyce Tombs of RD 3, Wellsboro; two sons, Lee F. Tombs of Port Orange, Fla. and Harold J. Tombs of Wellsboro, one daughter, Mrs. John (Beatrice) Halstead of Wellsboro, step-sister. Mrs. Nettie Fish of Wellsboro. three half-sisters, Elinor Hunter of Hemlock, N Y., Ruth of Hemlock, N.Y., Mrs. Emma Smith of Johnstown, N.Y., two half-brothers. Jerry Tomb of Addison, N.Y. and Hugh Tomb of Campbell, N Y ; five grandchildren: five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev David F. Marshall officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
TOMBS Harold J. Tombs
92, of Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa., died Feb. 6, 2011, at the Green Home. He was the husband of Hester M. Cutlip Tombs, whom he married Aug. 22, 1941. Harold was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Knoxville, Pa., the son of the late Ferd and Stella Boyce Tombs. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1936" and a graduate of Elmira Business Institute. He was a county office manager for the ASCS. Harold was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro, where he served on the Church board, was a Sunday School teacher and treasurer for many years. Harold was one of the founders of the Wellsboro Little League, 1950, and Wellsboro Small Fry Football, 1960, and was a member of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. Surviving are his wife, Hester; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Jill Tombs, Wellsboro, Pa. and Dale and Veronica Tombs, Twinsburg, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Kevin VanGorder, Woodbridge, Va.; nine grandchildren, Brian (Stacey) Tombs, Derek Tombs, Mitchell (Allie) Tombs, Matthew Tombs, Mark VanGorder, Jennifer (Thomas) Boyer, Janelle Tombs, Erin VanGorder and Adele (Todd) Filtz; five great-grandchildren, Michael Tombs, Leah Tombs, Nickolas Colby, Rachel Boyer and Taylor VanGorder. Friends and family are invited to Harold's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. Funeral Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Independent Bible Church with Rev. John Anderson officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Independent Bible Church, 45 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – February 8, 2011
Funeral services for Clarence Tome, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tome, was held Saturday, September 29, 1973, at the Wagner Funeral Home, Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Tome diedsuddenly September 26, 1973. Survivors include his wife, Frances Quimby Tome, daugh-ter, Mrs. AR. Karikka (Ruth), son Ronald A. Tome and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Wellsboro.
TORPY John H. Torpy
101, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Broad Acres. He was married to Clara J. Reese who preceded him in death in 2007. John was born July 16, 1912, in Delmar Township, Draper, the son of the late Merle and Mary Willard Torpy. John was a truck driver for Taynton's Trucking, Wellsboro for 31 years. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Moose Lodge #214, Jersey Shore. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou Young-Davis (Glenn) of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Duane Torpy (Phyllis) of Billings, Mont.; step-son, Thurston Knapp of Virginia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Kendrick Torpy in 1960; brothers, Donald Bruce, Quentin, and Edgar Torpy; step-son, Thurlow Knapp. Friends and family are invited to John's Life Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m., with the the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in John's name to The Shared Home, 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – September 13, 2013
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA - Thursday, 26 May 1932
LEON TORPY PASSES AT MARSH CREEK HOME
Prominent Farmer of Marsh Creek Section Dies After A Long Illness - Was Active in Community. Marsh Creek, May 25 -- Friday evening, May 20, at 11 o'clock, occurred the death of Leon Torpy, after an illness of several months duration. Mr. Torpy was born April 5, 1879, at the home where he died, a son of Luther and Mary Boyden Torpy. On May 28, 1904, he was united in marriage to Miss Mabel Beattie, of Hornell. For several years he resided in Kane and Roulette, and upon the death of his father returned to the homestead, where he followed the vocation of farming. Greatly interested in all community affairs, Mr. Torpy gave much of his time to its activities. He was never too busy to help any enterprise that would better the welfare of those around him. His going will leave a vacancy in the neighborhood that will be hard to fill. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. J. William Sekella, of Elmira; two sons, Maxwell and John, at home; his aged mother, Mrs. Mary Torpy, and a sister, Mrs. Susan Kane, of this place. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Marsh Creek Baptist church, of which he was a member. Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiated. Interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. Pall bearers were: Ed. Boyden, Will Derbyshire, Horace Boyden, Ralph Torpy, Merle Torpy and Everett Wood. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Nettie Boyden, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Berry, Mrs. Lee Roberts, Mrs. and Mrs. William Fullwood, Harold Fullwood, Mrs. Lena Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith and son, John Burns, Mrs. and Mrs. Merlin Nicholson and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson, of Hornell, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. V. McMullen of Endicott, and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Kane, of Beeman.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA - Wednesday, 25 May 1932
Leon H. TORPY - Leon Herbert Torpy, aged 53 years, of Marshcreek, died at 11 o'clock last Friday night, after a long illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mabel Beattie Torpy, three children, John and Max Torpy, and Louise, wife of J. William Sekella, of Elmira, his mother, Mrs. Luther Torpy, and a sister, Mrs. William Kane, of Marshcreek. Mr. Torpy was born April 5, 1879, on Delmar township and spent most of his life in this vicinity, where he was highly esteemed. He was a member of the Baptist church and the grange. The funeral was held Monday at the Marshcreek Baptist church Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
TORPY LUTHER L.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 11 Feb 1920
Luther Torpy, aged 71 years, died Feb. 6, at his home on Heise Run. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. William Kane, of Marshcreek; also by two brothers, Albert Torpy, of Stonyfork, and Lester Torpy of Galeton. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Darwin S. Field, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 18 Feb 1920
Luther L. Torpy died Feb. 6, aged 71 years, at his home on Heise Run. He is survived by his wife and two children, Leon and Susie, wife of Wm. Kane, both of Delmar, and eleven grandchildren; also by two brothers, Albert, of Delmar, and Lester, of Galeton; one sister, Fanny, wife of Bert Wood, of Delmar. The funeral was held Feb. 9 at 1:30; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 16 Apr 1914
Miss Mertie Torpy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Torpy of Wellsboro, R. D. 4, died at her home last Friday night, aged 34 years.
TORPY - SUSAN "SUSIE" KANE
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 25 May 1938
Mrs. Susie Torpy Kane, aged 61 years, of Marshcreek, widow of William Kane, who died Oct. 28, 1937, died Wednesday night at the Blossburg hospital. She is survived by six children -- Mrs. Ellen McMullen, of Endicott; Mrs. Gladys Rice and William Kane of Middlebury; Mrs. Ana Collins, of Wellsboro; Walter and Naomi Kane, at home. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 26 May 1938
Mrs. Susie Torpy Kane, aged 61 years, of Marsh Creek, widow of William Kane, who died last Oct., died Wednesday night at the Blossburg hospital. She is survived by six children - Mrs. Ellen McMullen, of Endicott; Mrs. Gladys Rice and William Kane, of Middlebury; Mrs. Anna Collins, of Wellsboro; Walter and Naomi Kane, at home. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
TOTA - Joseph Tota, 81, retied Wellsboro barber, died Friday, February 22nd at the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown. He was born July 12, 1881 in Naples, Italy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tota, and had been a barber here for 58 years. He was a member of Ossea Lodge F&AM. Surviving are a brother, Anthony of Elmira, NY and several nieces and nephews. Masonic services were held at 8 PM Friday. Funeral at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home Sunday, the Rev. Melvin Negley officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 28, 1963
TRANBAUGH – Robert B. Tranbaugh, 89, of 78 East Avenue, Wellsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 27, 1912, in Philadelphia, he was the son of George P. and Rose McCrossen Tranbaugh. He was the husband of Mary F. Weaver Tranbaugh, whom he married May 24, 1943. He attended Catawba College in 1937, Salisbury, NC, receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1947, receiving his bachelor’s degree, was a resident of Wellsboro since 1959 and was a pharmacist retiring in 2000. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro; member of the Masonic Lodge Ossea Lodge #317, F&AM, Wellsboro; and was a member of several pharmacy associations. He was a Navy veteran serving in World War II, where he was chief pharmacist mate. Surviving other than his wife are sons and daughters-in-law, Robert F. and Margaret Husted Tranbaugh of New York City and Thomas G. and Gail Stock Tranbaugh of Easton; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Michael Reyda of Easton; grandchildren, Michael Reyda, Rebecca Reyda, Susan Tranbaugh, Molly Tranbaugh, Emily Tranbaugh, Brittany Tranbaugh and Chelsea Tranbaugh; and niece, Rose Marie Warren. Calling hours were held Monday, Nov. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, with funeral services following with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating. Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery. Flowers were provided by the family. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA; or the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Wellsboro Gazette, 7 Nov. 2001, p.6
TRENT Helen Trent Perry
91, formerly of Phenix, Va.; Galeton; and Roswell, Ga., died on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home in Carlisle, Pa. She was the eldest daughter of Elic and Mildred Trent and the widow of Rex E. Perry. Helen served in the Women's Army Air Corp from 1943-1945. She was proud of her service to her country and remembered those military days with great fondness. Helen worked at the Galeton Production Co. until her children were grown. She then became a Residence Director at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania until her retirement in 1985. While at IUP, Helen managed eight residence halls housing over 2000 undergraduates and served as the Advisor of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Rainbow Chapter of the Rainbow Girls. She was a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed traveling and visiting with family. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Warren, Edgar, and Mack Trent. Surviving are her five children and their spouses, C. Trent and Nancy Perry, Linda J. Perry and companion Patrice, Rex E. and Wanda Perry, Robert A. and Darlene Perry and Jane M. Perry; a sister, June Trent Scruggs, Hurt, Va.; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, with whom she loved spending time. A Celebration of Helen's Life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, with visitation held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Helen Perry to the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, 1000 West South Street, Carlisle, Pa. 17013. Wellsboro Agitator – October 16, 2012
TRUMAN –HARRIET T. VAN VALKENBURG – Wellsboro – The body of Mrs. Harriet Truman Van Valkenburg, who died Friday (Dec. 22, 1932) in Milwaukee, was brought to Wellsboro Sunday and funeral services wer4 conducted today at the Evans Funeral Home. Interment was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Mrs. Van Valkenburg was the widow of James Van Valkenburg and for many years was a resident of Wellsboro. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1932
TRUMAN - MRS. F.L. SMITH DIED MONDAY (Mary Bache TRUMAN Smith d. 13
Oct 1941 )
Esteemed Wellsboro Woman Found Dead On Sidewalk In Front Of Her Home Mrs. Mary Truman Smith, wife of Francis LeRoy Smith, died suddenly about 9:30 o'clock Monday evening. She was found on the sidewalk in front of her home on Central avenue by two young ladies. She had been apparently in her usual health. She was born in Wellsboro Aug. 18 1871, daughter of the late Albert and Anna Bache Truman. She was married July 1, 1912, in New York city to F. L. Smith, of Wellsboro, who survives with one son, Kenneth T. Smith, of Wellsville, N. Y., and one daughter, Miss Eleanor Norris Smith, of Wellsboro, also by one brother, John B. Truman, of Los Angeles, Cal., formerly of Wellsboro.She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church, and Wellsboro Chapter D. A. R. She was educated in the Wellsboro schools and the Moravan Seminary at Lititz, Pa. She was a member of the faculty of the Wellsboro schools for several years. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, Rev. Albert Hayward, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. A friend of many years pays the following tribute: "Mary Truman Smith had many fine qualities, but the first two which come to the minds of her many friends, were her gayety, and her kindness. She had a real zest for life, and her delightful sense of humor enlivened any group she was with In time of trouble she seemed not only to condole, but to really share the burden of grief. She was devoted to her family, her friends and her church, where her interest and help will be difficult to replace. A descendant of a pioneer family, her home was a center of gracious and generous hospitality, where it was always a pleasure to be. She has gone, as she had expressed the wish to go, quickly, with no lingering illness. Her family and friends can not so quickly adjust themselves to their loss." Submitted by Debbie Smith Sept. 5, 1998
EDWIN J. TUTTLE
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 23 Feb 1949
Edwin John Tuttle, aged 84 years, died at 5 o'clock Friday morning at his home, 2 Hastings street, Wellsboro, after a long illness. He was born Nov. 7, 184, in Hornell, N. Y., son of Byron and Sarah Strawn Tuttle. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Tuttle; one daughter, Mrs. A. C. Anderson, of Ballston Spa, N. Y.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Harry Cole, of Tioga; Mrs. Cecil Walker, of Wellsboro, R. D. 4; Mrs. Martha Confer, of Corning; one stepson, Stewart Baldwin, of Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church, Masons, Odd Fellows and Grange. He was an organizer of the Tioga County Pomona Grange and held many offices not on in local but also in the State Grange. The funeral was held at St. Paul's church, Monday, Rev. H. Frownfelter officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
UPDIKE PEARL THOMAS
Pearl U., age 92 of 68 Central Ave., Wellsboro Pa. Died Friday December 15, 1978 in Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home Wellsboro, Pa. Sunday 2 to 3 and Monday 7 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 10 AM. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart and Rev. Richard T. Purchase officiating. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide their own flowers. Friends may contribute to the charity of their choice. Survived by one daughter Mrs. Calvin (Ruth) Cobb of RD 5 Wellsboro, 5 sons, Elbert Thomas of Zephyrhills, Fla., Llewlyn Thomas of Port Charlotte, Fla., Austin Thomas of North Port Charlotte, Fla., Raymond Thomas of Wellsboro, Pa., Mason Thomas of Pittsburgh, Pa. 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 niece, 1 nephew. Mrs. Thomas was born December 24, 1885 in Jackson Summit, the daughter of Perle and Bell Daggett Updike. She was a 50 year member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, and a member of the WCTU Wellsboro, and a member of the Mary Wells Chapter No. 452 O.E.S.
UPDIKE PEARL THOMAS
Mrs. Pearl U. THOMAS, age 92, of 68 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, died Friday, December 15, 1978, in Wellsboro. She was the widow of John W. Thomas. Born December 24, 1885 at Jackson Summit, she was the daughter of Perle and Belle Daggett Updike. Mrs. Thomas was a 50-year member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and Mary Wells Chapter 452, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Cobb, of Wellsboro, RD 5; five sons, Albert of Zephyrhills, Florida, Llewelyn, of Port Charlotte, Florida, Austin, of Port Charlotte, Florida, Raymond of Wellsboro, and Mason of Pittsburgh, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at Tussey’s Funeral Home in Wellsboro. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, now pastor of Holiday Baptist Church, officiated.